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  • ID: I7499
  • Name: Robert Thorley
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Residence: Tybesta Manor, Grampound, Cornwall
  • Occupation: King?s Esquire
  • Note: 1 2

    In Creed parish, the principal medieval cluster at the manor house of Tybeste has completely gone.
    (Dispersed and Grouped Settlement in Medieval Cornwall, By M. W. BERESFORD.
    I assume he this man:
    Grant, for life, to the king's esquire Robert Thorley, at the supplication... because the king granted to him the manor of Tybeste in Cornwall, for life, ...
    (Calendar of the Patent Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office - 1909 - Page 48)
    John de Wyndesore probably sold the lands of the manor of Bournehall, Bushey, Herts, to Robert Thorley, at whose death they passed to his daughter Margaret, wife of Sir Reginald West.
    Seems he was the Robert Thorley, king's receiver in Cornwall, who is mentioned here:
    10/07/1393 Pardon of outlawry to Thomas Pomeray of Berry Pomeroy for non-appearance to answer Robert Thorley, the king's receiver in Cornwall, and Henry Vanner, citizen and vintner of London, for debts of 6 marks and 20. respectively. [CPR 1391-96, 396]
    Could he be this man?:
    7 April 1411: Robert Thorley, treasurer of Calais, came into court and acknowledged a writing, dated 5 April, whereby he constituted Thomas Vale, citizen of London, and John Lekeford his attorneys to receive from the collectors of the subsidy on wool, hides and woolfells in the port of London all moneys and securities accruing from three parts of the subsidy for a period of two years from Michaelmas in the preceding year.
    Or this man:
    Thorley, Robert, esquire. Probably Robert Thorley of Tybeste, Cornwall; king's esquire; receiver of Richard II in Devon and Cornwall; steward of liberty of Bury St. Edmunds, 16 Oct. 1397; constable of Restormel Casde for life, 8 Dec. 1398; [a Robert Thorley was treasurer of Calais, 3 1 Dec. 1402; reappointed, 27 Oct. 1409 and by Henry V; imprisoned, 20 Oct. 1412, on suspicion of misapplying funds.] m. Amy Lisle (by 6 Feb. 1394, CPR 39-6, p. 401); his dau. Margaret m. Sir Reginald West, lord de la Warre. d. before 20 July 1420.
    (The Register of Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury, ... Ernest Fraser Jacob - 1938.)
    Robert Thorley has in fee simple the manors of St. Winnow and Trethill, Cornwall, worth 40 marks yearly, which he bought of John Barry. John Chansy, dwelling with the earl of Huntingdon, has the town of Grampound called Tybesta, worth 16 marks 6s. id. yearly, of the gift of King Richard II {Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1 396-1 399 p. 188; 1 399-1401, p. 53)
    (Calendar of Inquisitions Miscellaneous, Chancery, Preserved in the ... 1968.)
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  • Change Date: 24 MAR 2011

    Marriage 1 Anne De La Pole
    • Married: ABT 1395
    1. Has Children Margaret Thorley

    1. Text: 'Market Privileges 1391-1395', Borough Market Privileges: The hinterland of medieval London, c.1400 (2006)
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: Calendar of the plea and memoranda rolls of the city of London: volume 3: 1381-1412
      Date: 1932
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