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Biography of Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369

1346 Battle of Crécy

1356 Battle of Poitiers


Family Trees

Ancestry

Before 1298 [his father] Robert Ufford 1st Baron Ufford 1279-1316 and [his mother] Cecily Valoignes Baroness Ufford 1284-1325 were married.

On 09 Aug 1298 Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 was born to [his father] Robert Ufford 1st Baron Ufford 1279-1316 (19) and [his mother] Cecily Valoignes Baroness Ufford 1284-1325 (14).

Before 1316 [his father] Robert Ufford 1st Baron Ufford 1279-1316 was created 1st Baron Ufford. [his mother] Cecily Valoignes Baroness Ufford 1284-1325 by marriage Baroness Ufford.

Before 09 Sep 1316 [his father] Robert Ufford 1st Baron Ufford 1279-1316 died. Before 09 Sep 1316 His son Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 succeeded 2nd Baron Ufford.

Around 1317 [his daughter] Catherine Ufford Baroness Scales 1317- was born to Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 (18) and [his future wife] Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368 (31).

In 1324 Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 (25) and [his wife] Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368 (38) were married. [his wife] Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368 (38) by marriage Baroness Ufford.

On 16 Jul 1325 [his mother] Cecily Valoignes Baroness Ufford 1284-1325 (41) died.

Around 1327 [his daughter] Cecily Ufford Baroness Willoughby Eresby 1327-1372 was born to Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 (28) and [his wife] Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368 (41).

Around 1330 [his son] Margaret Ufford 1330-1368 was born to Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 (31) and [his wife] Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368 (44).

In 1337 Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 (38) was created 1st Earl Suffolk 2C 1337. [his wife] Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368 (51) by marriage Countess Suffolk 2C 1337.

On 30 May 1338 [his son] William Ufford 2nd Earl Suffolk 1338-1382 was born to Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 (39) and [his wife] Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368 (52).

On 03 Oct 1343 [his son] Walter Ufford 1343- was born to Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 (45) and [his wife] Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368 (57).

Battle of Crécy

On 26 Aug 1346 the army of King Edward III England (33) defeated the French army at the Battle of Crécy. The English army was commanded by King Edward III England (33), his son Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales 1330-1376 (16), Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick 1313-1386 (33), William Bohun 1st Earl of Northampton 1309-1361 (36) and John Beauchamp 1st Baron Beauchamp Warwick 1316-1360 (30).
The English army was included: Thomas Felton 1330-1381 (16), James Audley 1318-1369 (28), Robert Bourchier 1st Baron Bourchier -1349, Bartholomew "The Younger" Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh 1328-1369 (17), Reginald Cobham 1st Baron Cobham Sternborough 1295-1361 (51), John Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Knayth 1280-1347 (66), Robert Ferrers 3rd Baron Ferrers Chartley 1309-1350 (37), Richard Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Bolton 1327-1403 (19), William Scrope 1325-1367 (21), Stephen Scrope 1325-, William Latimer 4th Baron Latimer Corby 1330-1381 (16), John Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle 1318-1355 (28), Gerard Lisle 1st Baron Lisle 1304-1360 (42), Nicholas Longford 1285-1356 (61), Edward Montagu 1st Baron Montagu -1361, Walter Paveley 4th Baron Burghesh 1319-1375 (27), Michael Poynings 2nd Baron Poynings 1318-1369 (28), Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 (48), John Vere 7th Earl Oxford 1312-1360 (34), Thomas West 1312-1386 (34), John Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby Eresby 1303-1349 (43), John Wingfield 1320-1361 (26), Henry Percy 3rd Baron Percy 1321-1368 (25), Hugh Courtenay 10th Earl Devon 1303-1377 (43) (possibly), Walter "Elder" Devereux 1309-1376 (37), John Devereux 1302-1346 (44), Enion Sais Brecon, John Chandos 1320-1369 (26), Richard Pembridge 1320-1375 (26) and John Sully 1283-1388 (63).
The French army suffered significant casualties. Philip "Fortunate" VI King France 1293-1350 (52) was wounded. William de Coucy 1286-1335 (60) and his son Enguerrand 6th Lord de Coucy 1313-1346 and were killed.
Charles Valois Count Alençon 1297-1346 (49) was killed. His son Charles Valois Archbishop Lyons 1337-1375 (9) succeeded Count Alençon.
Louis Chatillon II Count Blois I Count Chatillon -1346 was killed. His son Louis Chatillon III Count Blois Count Soissons -1372 succeeded III Count Blois.
Louis Dampierre II Count Nevers I Count Flanders 1304-1346 (42) was killed. His son Louis Dampierre III Count Nevers II Count Flanders 1330-1384 (15) succeeded III Count Nevers, II Count Flanders.
John I King Bohemia 1296-1346 (50) was killed. His son Charles IV King Bohemia Holy Roman Emperor Luxemburg 1316-1378 (30) succeeded IV King Bohemia.
Rudolph "Valiant" Metz I Duke Lorraine 1320-1346 (26) was killed. His son John Metz I Duke Lorraine 1346-1390 succeeded I Duke Lorraine.

In 1349 Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 (50) was appointed 27th Knight of the Garter by King Edward III England (36)..

Battle of Poitiers

On 19 Sep 1356 the army of Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales 1330-1376 (26) defeated the French and Scottish army led by John "The Good" II King France 1319-1364 (37) at the Battle of Poitiers. John "The Good" II King France 1319-1364 (37) was captured.
The the English army included: Thomas Felton 1330-1381 (26), James Audley 1318-1369 (38), Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick 1313-1386 (43), Bartholomew "The Younger" Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh 1328-1369 (27), Reginald Cobham 1st Baron Cobham Sternborough 1295-1361 (61), Edward Despencer 1st Baron Despencer 3rd Baron Burghesh 1335-1375 (21), Ralph Ferrers 1329-1392 (27), William Scrope 1325-1367 (31), William Montagu 2nd Earl Salisbury 1328-1397 (28), Walter Paveley 4th Baron Burghesh 1319-1375 (37), Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 (58), [his son] William Ufford 2nd Earl Suffolk 1338-1382 (18), John Vere 7th Earl Oxford 1312-1360 (44), John Willoughby 3rd Baron Willoughby Eresby 1323-1372 (33), Thomas Arderne 1337-1391 (19), Enion Sais Brecon, John Chandos 1320-1369 (36), Richard Pembridge 1320-1375 (36), Jean Grailly 1331-1376 (25) and John Sully 1283-1388 (73).
Hugh Courtenay 10th Earl Devon 1303-1377 (53) protected the baggage train. .
The French and Scottish army included: John "The Good" II King France 1319-1364 (37), Philip "Bold" Valois Burgundy II Duke Burgundy 1342-1404 (14), Jean Bourbon I Count La Marche 1344-1393 (12), Archibald "Grim" Douglas 3rd Earl Douglas 1329-1400 (26), John "sans Terre" Artois 1st Count Eu 1321-1387 (35); all captured.
Guichard Angle 1st Earl Huntingdon -1380 and William Douglas 1st Earl Douglas 1323-1384 (33) fought.
Peter Bourbon Duke Bourbon 1311-1356 (45) was killed. His son Louis Bourbon II Duke Bourbon 1337-1410 (19) succeeded II Duke Bourbon.

In 1360 Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 (61) was appointed 34th Knight of the Garter by King Edward III England (47)..

Before 1361 [his son] William Ufford 2nd Earl Suffolk 1338-1382 and Joan Montagu Countess Suffolk 1349-1376 were married.

On 02 Apr 1368 [his wife] Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368 (82) died.

On 04 Nov 1369 Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 (71) died. His son William Ufford 2nd Earl Suffolk 1338-1382 (31) succeeded 2nd Earl Suffolk 2C 1337. Joan Montagu Countess Suffolk 1349-1376 (20) by marriage Countess Suffolk 2C 1337.

Around 1400. Window in the Chicheley Chapel at St Andrew's Church Wimpole from the late 14th early 15th Century depicting alliances of the Ufford family (who are thought to have owned the manor of Wimpole before the Chicheleys) and the Plantagenets through the marriage of [his brother] Ralph Ufford 1302-1346 and Maud Plantagenet Countess Ulster 1310-1377, daughter of Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 .
From top to bottom, left to right:
. The Tiptoft family owned the nearby manor of Harleston.
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. The Avenell family once held a manor in Wimpole.
Telemache Arms.
. Believed to be the arms of [his son] William Ufford 2nd Earl Suffolk 1338-1382. Note the difference of an annulet argent (white) in the top left corner.
. Possibly William Bohun 1st Earl of Northampton 1309-1361.
. Possibly Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 although the label doesn't appear to have the fleur de lys of France.
Bassingbourne Arms.
Engaine Arms. John de Engaine lived in Huntingdonshire.
. Possibly Robert Lisle 1st Baron Lisle 1288-1344. Robert settled at nearby Rampton.
Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 who married [his former wife] Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368 whose father Walter Norwich 1274-1329 owned the manor of Cobbs in Wimpole.
England Edward III Arms
 with a label_three_points. Believed to be [his son] Robert Ufford who predeceased his father Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369.
Bassingbourne Arms.
The figure in the middle is believed to represent [his son] William Ufford 2nd Earl Suffolk 1338-1382.
From an original description by James C Powell 1903.

[his daughter] Maud Ufford was born to Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 and [his former wife] Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368.

[his son] Robert Ufford was born to Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 and [his former wife] Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368.

[his son] William Ufford 2nd Earl Suffolk 1338-1382 and Elizabeth Montagu Countess Suffolk 1344-1361 were married. Elizabeth Montagu Countess Suffolk 1344-1361 by marriage Countess Suffolk 2C 1337.

[his daughter] Joan Ufford was born to Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 and [his former wife] Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Ufford

Ancestry

Father: Robert Ufford 1st Baron Ufford 1279-1316

Mother: Cecily Valoignes Baroness Ufford 1284-1325

GrandFather: Robert Valoignes 1245-1282