Here is a list of medieval references for Robert Newburgh, who died in 1338. Robert's father John died in 1309, when Robert was aged about 17, so he had a guardian until he reached the age of 21. Robert's wife is given in these references as Margaret - nothing else is known of her. Robert was succeeded by his son Thomas.

The references are given in date order. Actual quotes are in italics.

 

# Document Date Text Notes
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 2 page 43
25 Jun
1309
Order to the escheator on this side Trent to take into the king’s hand the lands late of John de Neuburgh, deceased, tenant in chief. Death of John Newburgh
  Patent Rolls [g]
1307-13 page 180
28 Aug 1309 The like [appointment] of the sale to Richard de Sancto Walerico of the custody of two parts of the lands and tenements in the county of Dorset of John de Neubourgh, knight, tenant in chief, during the minority of Robert, his son and heir, together with the latter's marriage. Appointment of guardian for Robert Newburgh
  Close Rolls [f]
1307-13 page 301
8 Feb 1311 [An order to the treasurer and barons to allow certain sums in the accounts of Walter de Goucester, escheator beyond Trent, being the values of wardhips and marriages. A list of wardships follows, including the custody of two parts of the manor of Wynfred Neuborgh, co. Dorset, in the king’s hands by reason of the minority of the heir of John de Neuborgh, with the marriage of the said heir, valued at £50]  
  Close Rolls [f]
1307-13 page 528
28 Apr 1313 To John Abel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause Robert son of John de Neuburgh, tenant-in-chief, to have seisin of his father’s lands, he having proved his age before the said escheator and the king having taken his homage. Robert Newburgh reaches age 21
  Patent Rolls [g]
1317-21 page 180
7 Mar 1320 Licence for Robert de Neuburgh to enfeoff Nicholas de Cottele of his manor of Wyntfred Neuburgh, co. Dorset, held in chief, and for the latter to regrant the same to the said Robert and Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of the said Robert.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1321-24 page 15
20 Aug 1321 The like [pardon, pursuant to the agreement lately made in Parliament last Midsummer, of any actions by reason of anything done against Hugh le Despenser, the son, and Hugh le Despenser, the father, between 1 March and 19 August last] to the following on the testimony of the said Roger Dammory: [list including] Robert de Neuburgh.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1318-23 page 484 and 1323-27 page 191 and 1327-30 page 90
1321-1327 [Records of debts owed by Robert Newburgh, secured on property in Dorset]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1321-24 page 82
17 Mar 1322 Grant to Ralph de Gorges of the custody of the lands late of Robert de Neuburgh and William de Whittefeld in the county of Dorset.
Mandate to the sheriff of Dorset to deliver the lands to the said Ralph.
From this entry and the next, Robert Newburgh appears to have had his lands confiscated for 2 years, for 'rebellion'
  Patent Rolls [g]
1321-24 page 123
27 May 1322 Presentation of Robert de Hemmyngburgh to the church of Wynfred Neburgh in the diocese of Salisbury, in the king's gift by reason of the lands of Robert de Neburgh being in his hands.  
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 3 page 157
30 Jul
1322
[Record of fine paid by Robert de Neuburgh, knight, but no reason given. One of the guarantors is Hamo son of Richard]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1321-24 page 418
1 Jun 1324 Pardon to Robert de Neuburgh, knight, of his rebellion, with restitution of his lands. By fine of £100 which he has paid into the Treasury.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1327-30 page 283
18 Feb 1328 Commission of oyer and terminer to Robert le Fiz Payn, John Inge and John de Brideport touching the evildoers who broke the houses of Robert de Neuburgh at Wynfred Neuburgh, co. Dorset, and took away ten horses, twenty-four oxen, twelve cows, twenty bullocks, five hundred sheep and a hundred swine, worth £100, and cut and carried away his corn. Theft from Robert Newburgh
  Close Rolls [f]
1330-33 page 171
10 Dec
1330
Hugh Sampson puts in his place David de Wolvre and John de Askham, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for £100 made to him in chancery by Richard de Sutton, and of another for £16 made to him by Robert de Neuburgh, knight.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1330-34 pages 63 & 131
23 Jan 1331






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16 Feb 1331
Commission of oyer and terminer to Hugh de Courteneye the younger, Hugh de Poinz, Ingelram de Berenger and Peter Colsweyn on complaint by the abbot of Bynedon that, whereas the king lately took the abbey into hs protection and ppointed certain persons to the custody thereof, brother John de Monte Acuto, bearing himself as a monk of the house, Richard de Novo Burgo, knight, Thomas de Wynterbourne, John Deverel, John de Leycestre, John de Novo Burgo, Walter, prior of Holme, William Oostecombe, William de Stoke of Weregrede and Richard Calsale, with a multitude of others, entered the abbey by night, drove away 100 oxen and 7,000 sheep of his worth £700, carried away books, chalices, vestments, writings obligatory and muniments, broke open a coffer containing the seal of the abbey, and carried away the seal with which they have sealed divers bonds and other documents prejudicial to the house.

and

Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, John de Bello Campo of Somersete, Hugh Poyntz, Ingelram Berenger and Peter Colsweyn on complaint by the abbot of Bynedon that, while the abbey was in the custody of persons appointed by the king, brother John de Monte Acuto, feigning himself to be the abbot, Robert de Novo Burgo, knight, Thomas de Wynterbourne, John Deverel, John de Leycestre, John de Novo Burgo, Walter, prior of Holne, William Corscoumbe, William de Stoke of Weregrede, Richard Caleshale, William de Whytefeld, knight, John Belet, William Fitz Payn of Dorcestre, John de Pederton, John Uppenheye, Nicholas Posseger of La Pole, John Gygour of Welle and many others entered it by night, took away 100 oxen and 7,000 sheep, worth £700, at Bynedone, Bromyate, Chalvedon, Bovynton, Hethfelton, and Wodesterte, co. Dorset, carried away books, chalices, vestments and ornaments from the abbey church with other goods, broke a coffer containing the common seal of the abbey, carried away the seal with such charters, deeds and muniments as were in the coffer, made leases of manors belonging to the abbey and appended the seal thereto and to other deeds prejudicial to the abbey, imprisoned Walter de Mulebourne, John de Rishton and Henry de Shirebourne, monks, took them to Dorcestre, and there detained them for a long time.
I do not know who this John Newburgh was. One entry has Richard in error for Robert.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1330-34 page 372
8 Dec 1332 Protection with clause volumus for one year for Robert de Novo Burgo  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 7 page 361
Oct 1333 John le Walisshe of Podington [Putton, near Chickerell]
[Entry including the following]
Somerset. Adelarston [Atherstone, near White Lackington]. 53s. 8d. yearly rent from a free tenant, held of the king in chief by service of a quarter of a knight's fee, by reason of a certain feoffment of Henry de Novo Burgo which he made to Lady Eleanor sometime queen of England in fee. Hiwissch Caumpflour [Huish Champflower] and Holeford St. Mary's [Holford]. A capital messuage, lands, rent, &c. (extent given), held of Robert de Novo Burgo by service of a moiety of a knight's fee.
 
  Feet of Fines [j]

Volume 10, Page 32, Entry 83
1337 At York, from the day of St Michael in fifteen days, between Robert de Neuburgh, querent, and Nicholas de Neuburgh, clerk, and Adam de Tettebourne, clerk, deforciants, of the manor of Wynefred Neuburgh. Plea of covenant was summoned. Robert acknowledged the manor to be the right of Nicholas and Adam as by his gift. For this they granted the manor to him and rendered it to him in the court. To have and to hold to Robert for life, of the King and his heirs by the services which belong to the said manor, with remainder after his death to Thomas, his son and heir, and Hawisia his wife and the heirs of the bodies of Thomas and Hawisia issuing. To hold as aforesaid for ever. Should Thomas and Hawisia die without heir of their bodies issuing, the manor wholly will remain to the right heirs of Robert, to hold as aforesaid for ever. This concord was made by precept of the King.
Endorsed: John de Moigne of Ore "chivaler" put in his claim.
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1334-38 page 398
18 Mar 1337 Licence for Robert de Neuburgh to enfeoff Nicholas de Neuburgh and Adam de Tettebourne, clerks, of the manor of Wynfred Neuburgh, said to be held in chief, and for them to re-grant it to him for life, with remainder to Thomas son and heir of the said Robert and Hawisia, his wife, in fee tail and reversion to the right heirs of the said Robert. Grant of the manor of Winfrith by Robert Newburgh to his son Robert and his wife Hawisia - almost certainly a marriage settlement
  Patent Rolls [g]
1334-38 page 496
27 Aug 1337 Protection with clause volumus until Easter, for Robert de Neuburgh, going beyond the seas on the king’s service in the company of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury.  
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 5 page 61
14 Jan
1338
Order to Ralph de Middelneye, escheator in the counties of Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and Devon, to take into the king’s hand the lands late of Robert de Novo Burgo, deceased, tenant in chief. Death of Robert Newburgh, in January 1338
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 8 page 93
Jan 1338 Robert de Novo Burgo [Newburgh]
Dorset. Wynfred. The manor with the hundred held of the king in chief by service of giving water for the king's hands on the day of his coronation, and he shall have the basin with the towel (pelvem cum lavatorio) for his service. Horsythe. A messuage and a carucate of land held jointly with Margaret his wife, as appears by a fine levied in the king's court, of the abbot and convent of Teukesbury, by service of 16s. yearly.
Thomas his son, aged 23 years and more, is his next heir.
Robert Newburgh held the manor of Winfrith, and land at 'Horsyth' at his death.

The service rendered by the Newburgh's for Winfrith manor was to provide water for the king, with washing facilities. This document says it is on the day of the king's coronation - other documents mention Easter, Pentecost and Christmas (or perhaps the king's birthday).
  Close Rolls [f]
1337-39 page 324
13 Mar 1338 To the same [i.e. Ralph de Middelnye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and Devon]. Order to cause reasonable dower to be assigned to Margaret late the wife of Robert de Novo Burgo, tenant in chief, in the presence of Robert's heir, if he choose to attend, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence.

and

To Ralph de Middelnye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and Devon. Order to deliver to Margaret late the wife of Robert de Novo Burgo, a messuage and a carucate of land in Horsyth, co. Dorset, restoring the issues thereof to her, as the king has leamed by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert and Margaret held the said tenements jointly at Robert's death, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that they are held of the abbot and convent of Teukesbury by the service of 16s. yearly, and not of the king.
 
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 5 page 73
26 Mar
1338
Order to the escheator in the counties of Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and Devon, to deliver to Thomas de Neuburgh, son and heir of Robert de Neuburgh, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage; saving to Margaret late the wife of Robert her dower.  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 9 page 378
Nov 1350 Joan and Elizabeth, daughters and heirs of Nicholas le Walssh
[Entry includes the following:]
Somerset. Athelardeston [Atherstone, near White Lackington]. 26s. 8d. yearly rent in Athelardeston, which Nicholas their father held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight's fee. Hywysshchamfloure [Huish Chapflower]. A moiety of certain lands &c. which the said Nicholas held of Robert de Novo Burgo by knight's service.
Joan died on 10 August, 24 Edward III, at even (hora vespertina), and Elizabeth on the same day about the first hour (circa horam primam).
 
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 10 page 207
16 Oct 1355 Entry for John Strech, including land at Huish Champflower held of Robert de Novo Burgo.  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 10 page 450
20 Jan 1360 Entry for Maud Clancy, widow of Nicholas Walsh, who held, as dower, 57 acres at Huish Champflower, held of Robert de Novo Burgo by knight's service. The land is stated to be fallow.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1374-77 page 143
14 Jul
1375
To Walter Sifrewast escheator in Dorset. Order, if the parcels hereinafter mentioned are in the king's hand for the cause stated and for none other, and if assured by oath of true men of his bailiwick that the lands recovered are parcel of the manor of Wynfred Neubourgh which is held in chief, to take the fealty of Hawise wife of Thomas son and heir of Robert de Neuburgh, and to deliver the said parcels to her according to the effect of the judgments herein recited ; as on 18 March in the 11th year [i.e. 1337] of his reign the king by letters patent gave licence to the said Robert to enfeoff Nicholas de Neuburgh clerk and Adam Tetteboume clerk and their heirs of the said manor, so that they having full and peaceable seisin thereof might give the same to the said Robert for life with remainder to the said Thomas and Hawise and to the heirs of their bodies ; and now the said Hawise has petitioned the king for restitution of divers parcels thereof, shewing that after the said Robert's death the said Thomas obtained possession of the said manor and without the king's licence aliened those parcels to divers persons for life, namely [there follows a long list of parcels and tenants]