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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Sir Robert Whittingham

Male - 1471


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  • Name Robert Whittingham 
    Title Sir 
    Gender Male 
    Military 30 Dec 1460  Wakefield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle of Wakefield (Richard, Duke of York, was killed in action). Whittingham was part of the Lancastrian force. 
    Political 1461  [1
    Attainted for treason in the parliament sitting upon the accession of Edward IV. 
    Residence Pendley Manor, Tring, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 4 May 1471  Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • KIA Battle of Tewkesbury (fighting as Lancastrian). [2]
    Person ID I13072  Dickinson
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2014 

    Children 
    +1. Margaret Whittingham,   d. Apr 1509  [Birth]
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F3850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S42] Letters and Papers of the Verney Family, John Bruce, (London: John Boyer Nichols and Sons, 1853), 18.
      "Not only was Sir Robert Whittingham entirely beggared, but Margaret Verney, the wife of Sir Ralph's son John, was deprived of her anticipated inheritance. The courtiers of Edward IV. were not slow in taking advantage of these convenient forfeitures. A small part of Sir Robert Whittingham's Hertfordshire estates was granted to the king's brother, Richard duke of Gloucester; but Penley and Salden and the bulk of the property fell to the share of Sir Thomas Montgomery, K.G. a man already possessed of great power, and of what was still more valuable to him, vast influence with king Ed ward. Thus Sir Robert Whittingham was driven to find safety either in flight to the continent, or in concealment at home among his more fortunate Lancastrian friends, or with his Yorkist son-in- law Verney, his pleasant lands acknowledged other masters, and his daughter was rendered portionless and probably penniless."

    2. [S42] Letters and Papers of the Verney Family, John Bruce, (London: John Boyer Nichols and Sons, 1853), 18.