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Robert Fitz Richard
1st Baron of Little Dunmow
Lord of Baynard Castle
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Coat of Arms Associated with the Little Dunmow Branch of House de Clare
PredecessorNone - First Creation
SuccessorWalter Fitz Robert
WifeMatilda de St. Liz
Noble familyHouse Fitz Walter
House de Clare
FatherRichard Fitz Gilbert
MotherRohese de Giffard
Tunbridge, Kent, Kingdom of England
Little Dunmow, Essex, Kingdom of England

Robert Fitz Richard, 1st Baron of Little Dunmow (1064–1136) was the fourth son of 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. He married Matilda de Saint Liz and had at least two children by that marriage. His Feudal Barony of Little Dunmow was granted to him by the King Jenry I of England 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 Fitz Richard 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:


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