Robert FitzRichard, 1st Baron of Little Dunmow
1st Baron of Little Dunmow
Lord of Baynard Castle
Coat of Arms Associated with the Little Dunmow Branch of House de Clare
|Predecessor||None - First Creation|
|Wife||Matilda de St. Liz|
|Noble family||House FitzWalter|
House de Clare
|Mother||Rohese de Giffard|
Tunbridge, Kent, Kingdom of England
Little Dunmow, Essex, Kingdom of England
Robert FitzRichard, 1st Baron of Little Dunmow (1064–1136) was the son og was the son of Sir Richard Fitz Gilbert, 1st Baron of Clare (1030–1091) by his wife Rohese de Giffard, (1034-1100), daughter of Walter de Giffard, Lord of Longueville, and Agnes Flatel. His feudal barony, the capu of which was at Little Dunmow in Essex, was granted to him by the king after it had been forfeited in 1110 by William Baynard, whose grandfather Ralph Baynard was the first holder and the builder of Baynard's Castle in the City of London.Robert was steward under King Henry I of England (1100–1135) and under King Stephen of England(1135–1154). This was the start of the cadet Little Dunmow Branch of House de Clare.
Robert FitzRichard married Matilda de St. Liz (1091-1158) in 1114, daughter of Simon de St Liz, Earl of Northampton, and Maud de Huntingdon, 2nd Countess of Huntingdon, and had two children by that marriage:
- Maud FitzRobert, (1122-1168); married William d'Aubigny (1130-1186)
- Walter FitzRobert (1124-1198) Heir; married Matilda de Bohun (1140-1222).
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