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Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford

 

Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford

Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford (c. 1240 – 1296) was the son and heir of Hugh de Vere, 4th Earl of Oxford.

Early life

Robert de Vere was born about 1240, the only son of Hugh de Vere, 4th Earl of Oxford, and Hawise de Quincy, daughter of Saer de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester. He had three sisters, Isabel, Lora and Margaret.[1]

Career

He was among the followers of Simon de Montfort during the Second Barons' War, and was with Simon's son, Hugh, when Edward I of England attacked Kenilworth Castle prior to the Battle of Evesham. De Vere's title and property were forfeited, but restored shortly afterwards by the Dictum of Kenilworth.

Marriage and issue

Before 22 February 1252 he married Alice de Sanford, daughter and heiress of Gilbert de Sanford. They had six sons and two daughters:[2]

Death

Robert de Vere died before 7 September 1296. His widow, Alice, died at Canfield, Essex on 7 September 1312. They were both buried at Earls Colne, Essex.[3]

Footnotes

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Hugh de Vere
Lord Great Chamberlain
1263–1265
Succeeded by
Forfeited
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Hugh de Vere
Earl of Oxford
1263–1265 (forfeited)
1267–1296
Succeeded by
Robert de Vere
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