(Abt 1173-)
Robert I Peyton DE UFFORD Justiciar of Ireland
(Before 1234-Before 1298)


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2. Mary
3. Joan

Robert I Peyton DE UFFORD Justiciar of Ireland 9533,9535,9536,9537,9539

  • Born: Before 1234, Peyton Hall, Ramshold, Suffolk, England 9539
  • Married (1): earlier 1st wife? 9535
  • Married (2): Before 12 May 1273, 2nd husband 1st wife 1696,9533,9536,9537,9538
  • Married (3): Before 1286, 2nd wife 9535,9538
  • Died: Before 9 Sep 1298, Ufford, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England 9539

   General Notes:

ROBERT DE UFFORD (b) had interests in Ufford, Suffolk, by 1255/6, when he levied a fine of the advowson there to Gilbert Pecche. He was in Wales with Edward, the King's son, October 1257 was going with him beyond seas, July 1261, and was with him at Boulogne-sur-Mer, January 1263/4. Having gone to Ireland on the Prince's affairs, September 1268, he was made Justiciary there, 1268-69, and again 17 June 1276-November 1281, when he was replaced, being "so affected by infirmity that he cannot attend to the office." He was granted the custody of the town and castle of Orford, Suffolk, 15 May 1275-May 1276, and again for life, 28 December 1280; was Justice of Chester, before October 1276; had a protection for 3 years, staying in England, 7 December 1282; and he and his heirs received a grant of a weekly market and yearly fair at Bawdsey, Suffolk, 28 August 1283. On 7 May 1290 he was allowed to appoint attorneys, being too old to ride, and again on 30 December 1296, by reason of his debility; but he was a Commissioner to keep the sea-coast near Dunwich, 30 August 1295.

He married, 1stly, before 12 May 1273, Mary, widow of William DE SAY (died shortly before 12 February 1271/2. She was living, 10 August 1280. He married, 2ndly, before 1286-87, Joan. He died shortly before 9 September 1298. His widow was living, 18 November 1307. [Complete Peerage XII/2:148-9, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

(b) In his collections for Suffolk genealogies, Sir Simonds d'Ewes says that Robert de Ufford was, "uti colligo", 2nd son of John de Peyton, son of Nigel, who lived in the reign of Henry I; but there is no evidence among the charters which he there transcribes from the documents then (Dec 1631) penes Sir Edward Peyton, Knight and Barinet, at Isleham, Cambs, and no evidence has been traced elsewhere; nor is the chronology easily reconcilable with the known facts. Robert de Ufford is known to have had a brother John, who was b. in July 1276. A John de Ufford had letters of protection for 3 years, 7 Nov 1280, proceeding by the King's license, to Ireland, and letters of safe conduct, 14 Mar 1282/3 and 30 Aug 1284, to go to the Court of Rome. Royal assent was given to his election as Bishop of Enachdune, a disputed Irish see, 16 Mar 1282/3, but he d. "prosecuting his right" thereto before 1300. Another man (? other men) of this name (fl. 1302-25) is described with John, brother of Robert, in 'Knights of Edward I'.


of this family, says Sir William Dugdale, which afterwards arrived to great honour, I have not seen anything memorable until the 53rd Henry III [1269], when Robert, a younger son of John de Peyton, of Peyton, co. Suffolk, assuming his surname from the lordship of Ufford in that shire, became Robert de Ufford. This Robert was Justice of Ireland in the reign of Henry III and again in the reign of Edward I. He m. Mary, widow of William de Say, and, dying in the 26th of the latter king, was s. by his son, Sir Robert de Ufford. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, England, 1883, p. 543, Ufford, Barons Ufford, Earls of Suffolk]


Curt Hofemann, curt_hofemann AT, in a post-em wrote:

FWIW, the flwg is from:

& says his wife was Sara de VESEY dau & h of Wm. de VESEY, Earl of Suffolk (in right of his wife) Maud de GLANVILLE dau of Ralph De Glanville s of Gilbert de GLANVILLE, 3rd Earl of Suffolk (who was stripped of his estates & title by Henry III).

Ralph de Glanville, the eldest son (of Gilbert de Glanville, 3rd Earl of Suffolk), was a benefactor to Leiston Abbey, founded by his great-grandfather, the Lord Chief Justice. "Ufortunately I have not come across anything further connected with him but that he left an only daughter, Maud de Glanville, his sole heiress, who married Sir William de Vesey, [fn 46] of Ireland, who, as most people do say, was created Earl of Suffolk, in right of his wife, in 1326. Sir William de Vesey had issue by her, Sara de Vesey, sole heiress, who married Robert de Ufford, [fn 47] and whose issue were now made Earls of Suffolk. The original name of Ufford was Peyton of Peyton, in Suffolk. The above-named Robert de Ufford, or more properly Peyton, was a younger son of John de Peyton, and he assumed his surname from his lordship of Ufford.

Robert de Ufford, who married Sara de Vesey, inherited through her considerable estates which had formerly belonged to the Glanvilles. Their son, Robert de Ufford, was summoned to Parliament as a Baron 13 Jan. 1308, and continued to sit as such until the year 1311. He considerably augmented his estates by his marriage with Cicely, daughter and coheir of Robert, Lord Valoins, and also heiress of another branch of the Glanville family.

An account of the descent of the Glanville inheritance to the Uffords is given under the Lordships of Bawdsey, Glosthorpe, Orford, Aldringham, and Combs.

This Robert de Ufford was succeeded by his son, Robert de Ufford, Knight of the Garter, who served in the wars of Saxony in the reign of Edward II., and in the beginning of Edward III. he obtained a grant for life of the town and castle of Oreford, formerly the Glanville property, the castle having been built by Glanville, Earl of Suffolk, [fn 48] and of which Bartholomew de Glanville was governor in the days of the second Henry.

Curt 9535

   Marriage Information:

Robert married Sarah DE VESCY, daughter of Sir William DE VESCY Lord of Alnwick and Isabel DE LONGESPÉE, in earlier 1st wife? 9535. (Sarah DE VESCY was born about 1236 in Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England and died before 1273.)

   Marriage Information:

Robert also married Mary before 12 May 1273 in 2nd husband 1st wife 1696,9533,9536,9537,9538. (Mary was born about 1235 and died after 10 Aug 1280 9538.)

   Marriage Information:

Robert also married Joan before 1286 in 2nd wife 9535,9538. (Joan was born about 1250 in England and died after 18 Nov 1307 9540.)

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