Richard Talbot

Richard Talbot (abt. 1361 - 1396)

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Richard "4th Baron Talbot of Blackmere" Talbot
Born about in Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married about 1377 in Englandmap
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Died in London, Englandmap
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Richard Talbot was born in Herefordshire, England.

Richard, 4th Baron Talbot, was the son of Gilbert Talbot and Pernil Butler[1].

His father died on 24 Apr 1387 and in the Inquisition Post Mortem of his father[2] his heir was his son Richard Talbot, knight, aged 26 years and more. His father had been seised of lands in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

In 12 Richard II, Richard Talbot, knight, sued Nicholas de Stafford and the other executors of the Earl of Stafford, for the manor of Policote [Buckinghamshire]. Richard gave his line of descent as Richard Talbot (the plaintiff) son of Gilbert; Gilbert son of Richard and Elizabeth; Richard son of Gilbert[3].


Richard Talbot married before 19 Jan 1377 Ankaret, daughter of John Le Strange.

"Gilbert Talbot, Lord of Itchenefeld; grant to Richard Talbot his son and Ankaret, Richard’s wife of manors of Eccleswalle, Heref., Longehope, Hunteley, Leygh and Lydeney, Glos … to hold by way of distraint till manors of Shrivenham, Berks., Swyndon, Wilts., and Donynton, Bucks which said Gilbert has granted to Richard and Ankaret by fine but which at present are held in way of dower by Lady Mary, formerly wife of Emere de Valence, sometime Earl of Pembroke .. 19 Jan 1377".[4].

Inquisition Post Mortem of Elizabeth (le Strange) de Mowbray

12 Sep, 7 Richard II (1383) and 13 & 14 Sep, 22 Richard II [1398]. Items 1022-1027[5]:

"Elizabeth, late the wife of Thomas, earl of Nottingham, daughter and heir of John Lestraunge of Blakemere, knight"
"The said Elizabeth died on 23 August, 7 Richard II."
"The daughter of John son of John Straunge of Blakemere, son of Ankaret, fourth sister of Edward Boteler, clerk."
"Isabel late the wife of the said John who is still living"
"Ankaretta daughter of the said John Lestraunge of Blakemere, knight, whom Richard Talbot, knight, has taken to wife, is aunt and kinswoman of the said Elizabeth, and her next heir, to wit, sister of the said John son of John Lestraunge."
"The said Ankaretta is 22 years of age and more" (7 Richard II), "aged 35 years and more" (22 Richard II).
"Richard Talbot has begotten two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, both of whom are still living."

On 26 Sep 1383 an order was made to grant full seisin to Richard Talbot and Ankaretta, his wife, sister of John son of John Lestraunge of Blakemere, ‘chivaler’, and kinswoman and heir of Elizabeth daughter and heir of the said John son of John[6].

Inquisition Post Mortem of Richard Talbot, Knight

The IPM for Richard Talbot knight in Sept., 20 Richard II [1396] covered Essex, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and the Marches of Wales, and Herefordshire and the Marches of Wales. His date of death was variously given as the 7th, 8th and 9th September last [i.e. 1396] and place of death as London. His wife Ankaretta was still living. His heir was his son Gilbert who was recorded either as age 12 or age 13[7].


Blackmere Castle was near Whitchurch in the county of Shropshire. A royal licence was granted to Fulk Lestraunge to crenellate his dwelling-place, of Whitecherche, co. Salop in 1322[8]. Blackmere Moat also known as, or recorded in historical documents as; Blakemere Castle; Black Mere; Blackmere; Black Park.

Goodrich Castle near Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, appears to have been owned by the Talbots since 1326[9]. In the upper part of the east window in the aisle is some ancient arms with the coat of Lord Talbot and his countess – I and IV Talbot, II and III Strange.[10]

Extract from the Peerage of England

The Peerage of England is a multivolume book written in 1756 outlining the genealogy of the Peers of England. The following is about Richard Talbot from page 405+, and as it is out of copyright is quoted in full here.

This Sir Richard, having married Ankaret, the sister of John, son of John le Strange of Blackmere, cousin and heir of Elizabeth, daughter and heir of the said John, in 7 Rich II (1383), (his father then living) doing his homage, had livery of all the lands which descended to her; and in 8 Rich II (1384) was retained to serve the King, in his wars of Scotland, for forty days, being then a Banneret. In 10 Rich II (1386) he was in the fleet with Richard Earl of Arundel, Admiral of England; and the same year attended John Duke of Lancaster, titular King of Castile and Leon, in Spain. In 15 Rich III (1391) he was found to be one of the cousins and heirs to John, the son of John de Hastings, Earl of Pembroke, viz. son of Gilbert, son of Elizabeth, daughter of Joan, one of the sisters and heirs of Audomar de Valence, Earl of Pembroke. And having been summoned to parliament from 7 til 17 Rich II inclusive (1383-1393), departed this life on 7 September 1396 (20 Rich II) leaving issue Sir Gilbert his son and heir, then 13 years of age; as also four other sons, Sir John, who became famous for his military exploits in France, as I shall hereafter shew; Richard, Archbishop of Dublin, who sat in that see 32 years, and was so long a Privy counsellor to Henry V and VI. He was Chancellor of Ireland, and in 1419, Lord Justice of that kingdom; in 1436, and 1440 Lord-deputy; and in 1447 Lord Justice; and founded 6 Petty Canons, and as many Choristers, in his church of Dublin. He was unanimously chosen Archbishop of Armagh, but refused it; and dying in 1449, was buried in the cathedral of St Patrick. The 4th son, Sir Thomas, was of Wrockerdine in Salop, but died issueless in 7 Henry V (1419). Sir William, 5th son, married Eleanor, daughter and coheir of Thomas Pearethe. Sir Richard had also four daughters, viz. Anne, married to Hugh Courtenay, Earl of Devon; Mary , to Thomas Green; Alice, to Thomas Barry; and _____, to Hugh de Cocksey. Ankaret the wife of the said Sir Richard, surviving, was married secondly to Sir Thomas Nevil, Knight.

Extract from Richardson


GILBERT TALBOT, Knt., 3rd Lord Talbot, son and heir, born about 1332. He married (1st) before 8 Sept. 1352 (date of settlement) PERNEL (or PERINA) LE BOTELER (or BUTLER). They had one son, Richard, Knt. [4th Lord Talbot], and one daughter, Elizabeth.
RICHARD TALBOT, Knt, 4th Lord Talbot, son and heir by his father's 1st marriage, born about 1362. He married before 23 August 1383 ANKARET LE STRANGE, daughter of John le Strange, Knt., 4th Lord Strange of Blackmere, of Whitchurch (in Blackmere), Shropshire, by Mary, daughter of Edmund de Arundel, Knt., 9th Earl of Arundel [see BLACKMERE 12 for her ancestry]. She was born about 1361-2. They had five sons, Gilbert, K.G. [5th Lord Talbot, Lord Strange of Blackmere], John, K.G. [1st Earl of Shrewsbury, 7th Lord Talbot], [Master] Richard [Archbishop of Dublin, Chancellor of Ireland, Precentor of Hereford], Thomas, Knt., and William, Knt., and four daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, Anne, and Alice. SIR RICHARD TALBOT, 4th Lord Talbot, died at London 8 (or 9) Sept. 1396.


  1. Richardson D (2011) Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p165-172.
  2. Inquisition Post Mortem of Gilbert Talbot of Goderichecastell, knight. Items 462-471. M. C. B. Dawes, M. R. Devine, H. E. Jones and M. J. Post, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 48', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 16, Richard II (London, 1974), pp. 172-192. British History Online [accessed 9 August 2019].
  3. Wrottesley G (1905?) Pedigrees from the Plea Rolls Collected from the Pleadings in the Various Courts of Law, A.D. 1200 to 1500, from the Original Rolls in the Public Record Office. p.176.
  4. Scroggs E S (1938) The Shrewsbury Talbot Manuscripts. Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Vol LX p292.
  5. M. C. B. Dawes, A. C. Wood and D. H. Gifford. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 32," in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Volume 15, Richard II, (London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1970), 386-402. British History Online, accessed April 17, 2016, [1]
  6. Calendar of the Fine Rolls. Vol. X. Richard II, AD 1383-1391. HMSO, 1929, p.7.
  7. M. C. B. Dawes, H. C. Johnson, M. M. Condon, C. A. Cook and H. E. Jones, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 95', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Volume 17, Richard II (London, 1988), pp. 324-344. British History Online IPM Richard Talbot Items 907-919.
  8. Blakemere Moat aka Blackmere Castle, in Gatehouse online gazetteer and bibliography of the medieval castles, fortifications and palaces of England, Wales, the Channel Isles and the Isle of Man accessed 17th July, 2017 [2].
  9. Wikipedia [3].
  10. Collections towards the history and antiquities of the county of Hereford, in continuation of Duncumb's history: Hundred of Wormelow / by John Hobson Matthews ("Mab Cernyw"). Pt I Wormelow Lower Div., 1913, p60.
  11. ROYAL ANCESTRY by Douglas Richardson, Vol. V, page 118-119.
  • FMG: RICHARD Talbot ([1361]-London 8/9 Sep 1395). [4]
  • The English ancestry of Peter Talbot of Dorchester, Mass, p 87 [5]

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On 18 Nov 2018 at 17:27 GMT Elizabeth (Shaw) Joslin wrote:

hes my 19th g-grandfather.

On 3 Jul 2017 at 08:33 GMT Deborah (Smith) Talbot wrote:

Richard Talbot is said to have been born in Goodrich Castle, Blackmere, Cornwall, England. However, wikipedia says it is located in Herefordshire ( as does English Heritage (

Is there a second Goodrich Castle in Cornwall?

On 10 May 2015 at 17:15 GMT Ellenore Thompson wrote:

Richardson page 169 lists Mary Talbot, married to Thomas Greene, as a daughter of Gilbert Talbot, not Richard. Just wondering here. . .

On 16 Mar 2015 at 00:47 GMT Cheryl Hammond wrote:

Hello PMs! Wanted to let you know that I'll be working on documenting Thomas Owsley's Magna Carta Trail on behalf of the Magna Carta Project. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

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