Robert de Plumpton1
M, b. 1341, d. 1407
|Father||Sir William de Plumpton d. 1362|
Robert de was born in 1341 in Spofforth Parish, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, at the Ville de Plumpton. Robert married Isabella Scrope, daughter of Lord Henry Scrope of Masham, circa 1361 in England. Robert repeatedly served in the wars of his day. However, his claim to fame seems to have been the war he missed. In 1372, after boarding a vessel of the King's fleet, Robert became dangerously ill and was forced to go ashore at the town of Rye. Before he could return home, he was compelled to obtain a writ from the King in the form of an exoneration so that he could continue safely to his home. Later he obtained the title of Constable of the Castle of Knaresborough, and still later Lieutenant and Master Forester of the forest of Knaresborough. Robert departed this life in 1407.
- [S179] Levi B. Chase, A Genealogy and Historical Notices of the family of Plimpton or Plympton in America and of Plumpton in England.