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Robert (Roppesley) de Roppesley

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Robert de Roppesley formerly Roppesley aka of Roppesley, de Roppele, de Roppesle
Born [date unknown] in Leicestershire, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified 22 Mar 2019 | Created 12 Apr 2014
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Illustrious Men
Robert de Roppesley was one of 16 Illustrious Men, counselors to King John, who were listed in the preamble to Magna Carta.
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British Aristocracy
Robert (Roppesley) de Roppesley was a member of aristocracy in England.
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Roppesley belonged to a Leicestershire family of that name. They had land at Claxton.

In 1207, Robert Bardolf granted certain estates to Robert de Roppesley and Amabel his wife for Amabel’s life in the name of dower.

Robert was sheriff of Leicester and Warwick in 1207-8.

Robert was on John’s side at Runnymede. He was named in Magna Charta and was one of the followers of the 25 barons. He was excommunicated. Robert took Lincoln and made the province tributary to Louis.

He participated in the Battle of Lincoln. One description of Lincoln seems to come directly from a tournament: "Robert of Roppesley picked up a lance to joust, and, whatever the cost might be to him, he dealt such a savage blow to the earl of Salisbury, as our story has it, that he broke his lance into pieces, after which he rode on past. As he rode back, the Marshal dealt him such a fierce blow between the shoulders that he almost knocked him to the ground. And he, who had all the misfortune, slid to the ground and, out of fear, went to hide as quickly as he could in an upper room, for he dared not be found on the ground." Robert was taken prisoner at the battle of Lincoln and died s.p.m.

Patent Rolls - 1207

Know, that Robert de Roppesley paid in our chamber at Windsor, on the Friday before Palm Sunday (13th April), 90 marks, &c. Teste 17th April, at Lambeth.

Teste 22nd May, at Gringley. Allow on account to Robert de Roppesley £146. 13s. 4d. which he paid in our chamber at Dunham, on the Monday next after the feast of Saint Dunstan (list May), out of the issues of the land of Simon de Montfort, &c.

Teste 28th December, at Guildford. Allow on account to Robert de Roppesley £400, which he paid in our chamber at Guildford, on the feast of the Holy Innocents (28th Dec.), in the 9th year of our reign.


  • Occasional Papers, Issues 1-12, publ. by Dugdale Society, 1929, p. 47
  • Honors and Knights' Fees, by William Farrer, publ. 1924 by Spottiswoode, Ballntyne & Co., England
  • A Description of the Patent Rolls in the Tower of London, by Sir Thomas Duffus Hardy, publ. 1835

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On 22 Mar 2019 at 05:24 GMT Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill wrote:

Liz, feel free to remove these if you come across them. Ales hasn't yet run an Autobot search to clean it up...

On 22 Mar 2019 at 05:18 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

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On 18 Aug 2015 at 18:49 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

It seems to be thought that he had two sons, and many name variants? (but also read the replies from Richardson and this rejoinder:

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