Name: Robert Hildyard
Death: 21 MAY 1501 1
Residence: Winestead in Holderness, Yorkshire
Occupation: ?Robin of Holderness??
Change Date: 26 MAR 2010
Thought by some to be ?Robin of Holderness? (NOT ?Robin of Redesdale?), who in 1469, lead a band of malcontents, protesting at a new tax on corn to build arms houses and various other local grievances, against the City of York. Unwisely, they also claimed that Henry Percy should be restored to the Earldom of Northumberland, thus incurring the wrath of John Neville, the current Earl. Marching swiftly from Alnwick Castle, John scattered the rabble, hanged the ring-leaders, and returned whence he had come.
However since Robert Hulderne (?Robin of Holderness?) was executed in 1469, he could not have been Robert Hillyard, who was living later than that.
(see The Yorkshire Rebellions of 1469 by K R Dockray www.richardiii.net/PDFS/dockray_yorkshire_rebellion.pdf )
Or died 1492?
Occ: lord of Winestead
knight, of Winestead in Holderness, East Riding, co. York
Knighted 'on the field of Selford' by the Earl of Northumberland, 22 Aug 1482.*
Will of his father Sir Robert Hildyard, 13 March 1485/6 provides:
' Roberto Hillyard, filio meo, xxli., quae sunt in manibus Hugonis Hastynges militis, mihi debitas, ad maritagium filiarum suarum.' [Testamenta Eboracensia 53:11-13]
'Robert Hillyyerd of Wysted, knight', record of obligation to pay to Robert Barneby, Esq., the sum of 100m., together with Peter Hillyyerd of Nuttyll, Esq., and William Rysom of Rysom, Gent, 7 Hen. 7 (2 Sept 1491) [ PRO, West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford: Spencer-Stanhope Manuscripts [SpSt/5 - SpSt/6], SpSt/5/1/7 ]
Reference made to lands leased of Sir Robert and his son Peter: '1501: Inquisition p.m. of William Gunneys, clerk: (inter alia) leases lands at Winestead from Robert Hildyard and Peter, his son.'.
Katherine (-<1540), m. William Girlington
Peter (-1501) of Winestead
Or ?knighted at the coronation of Richard III? [6 July 1483].
Regarding where he was knighted, other people knighted on the same day were:
Ralph Babthorpe, knighted on Shefford Field by the Earl of Northumberland.
Sir Robert Plumpton, knighted by the Duke of Gloucester, near Berwick, 22 Aug. 1482, when following his master, the Earl of Northumberland.
John Savile, created a Knight Banneret by the Duke of Gloucester after the siege of Berwick.
Richard Langton, created a Knight Banneret at the great review at Hutton Field near Berwick on Tweed on the return of the army from Scotland.
Peter Legh, knighed at Hutton Field near Berwick on Tweed.
Sir Roger Heron knighted by the Earl of Northumberland near Berwick 22 August 1482?
Father: Robert Hildyard
Mother: Catherine de la Haye
- Peter Hildyard
- Mary Hildyard b: in Winestead, Yorks
- Text: John Ravilious