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Robert de Throckmorton
(-Abt 1335)
Joan de Weston
John Fraunceys
Giles de Throckmorton
(-After 1348)
Agnes Fraunceys
Robert de Throckmorton
(-After 1362)


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1. Lucy Colman

Robert de Throckmorton 1 2

  • Marriage (1): Lucy Colman 1 2
  • Died: After 1362 2

  General Notes:

Robert de Throkemorton (...), lord of Throkmorton, married Lucy, daughter and co-heir of Geoffrey Colmon of Morton Abbotts.1 Died after 1362.

There is a grant at Coughton in which Geoffrey Colmon grants to Robert de Throkemerton and wife, Lucy, and the heirs of their bodies lands in Throkmerton with reversion to Geoffrey, dated Morton Abbotts, Friday before St. Dennis, 35 Edward III (1362).

There is also a quit claim at Coughton in which Geoffrey Colmon of Morton Abbots quit claims to John Meelemon of Fladbury, a tenement in Fladbury. Witness: Alexander de Besford. Thursday after St. Ambrose, 31 Edward III (1362).

1. ThomasThrokmorton, died after 1411, married Agnes, daughter and co-heir of Sir Alexander Besford, of Besford county, Worcester.

1 In 1346 Geoffrey Colmon held part of the manor of Thorne (Thorndune IX cent., Torendune XII., cent., Thornedene, Thorne XVI cent.) jointly with Christian de Boys, John Gerard, Nicholas Somery, Philip le Freeman (Feudal Aids. V. 309). He had been dealing with land in Thorne in 1330-1 (Sir T. Phillips, Index to Worc. Fines) and was evidently a descendant of Roger Colmon who paid a subsidy of 2s. 6d. at Inkberrow in 1280 (Lay Subsidy R. Worc. 1280 Worcestershire Hist. Soc., 34) various members of the family paid subsidy in 1327, in 1357-8 Geoffrey Colmon transferred his interest in the manor to Thomas, son of John de Throckmorton (Sir T. Phillips). Sir Robert Throckmorton of Coughton d. seized of this manor in 1581 and it followed the line of the Throckmorton descent until sold in 1604-5 by Thomas Throckmorton of Coughton. (See Chan. Inq. p. m. Series 2 CCCLXVI 100.) Geoffrey Colmon evidently had two daughters, Lucy m. to Robert de Throkemerton and Alice m. to Thomas, son of John de Throkemerton, brother of Robert. The Colman arms according to Burkes General Armoury were Argent, on a fess gu. three mullets or. 2


Manorial Estate: Throckmorton Manor, Throckmorton, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10, GB. 3 In a catalogue of the charters of the monastery of Worcester there is mentioned one by Wulfstan called the Archbishop, who was Bishop of Worcester from 1062 to 1095, relating to three mansae at THROCKMORTON (Throcmortune, xi cent.; Trokemardtune, xii cent.; Trockmerton, Trochmerton, xiii cent.; Throkmarton, xiv cent.), but the nature of this charter is not known. Throckmorton is not mentioned in the Domesday Survey, being then probably included in Fladbury, of which it was part until the 15th century. After 1415 the manor was held of the Bishops of Worcester at a fee-farm rent of 12.

Throckmorton gives its name to the family of Throckmorton, who were tenants of the Bishop of Worcester at an early date, Reoland Throckmorton appearing as a juror for the hundred of Oswaldslow in the middle of the 12th century. Raulyn, who held 2 hides in Throckmorton about 1182, may have been a member of this family, possibly identical with Reoland. Adam de Throckmorton apparently owned land in Worcestershire in 1174\endash 5, and John and Joscelin de Throckmorton appear in 1175\endash 6 and 1176\endash 7, but it is not known that they held land in Throckmorton. Henry son of John de Throckmorton at the beginning of the 13th century obtained from Mauger Bishop of Worcester (1199\endash 1212) half a hide of land in Fladbury, and he is probably the Henry son of John who is mentioned in the Testa de Nevill as holding a virgate of land in Throckmorton.

Adam son of Robert, who also held at that time a virgate of land in Throckmorton, was possibly the Adam de Throckmorton who was dealing with a third of a fee in Upton and Throckmorton in 1232\endash 3. According to a pedigree of the family given by Nash, Adam died before 1248, and was succeeded by his son Robert, who was alive in 1252. Robert appears to have been succeeded before 1266 by a son Simon. Robert de Throckmorton, who obtained a dispensation from the Bishop of Worcester in 1275, was son of Simon. He was living in 1315\endash 16, and is perhaps identical with the Robert de Throckmorton who in 1333\endash 4 settled four messuages and land in Throckmorton upon his son John and Maud his wife, with remainder to his other children, Nicholas, Sybil, Alice and Joan. The manor of Throckmorton seems, however, to have passed to Robert's son Giles, for a messuage and 2 carucates of land in Throckmorton were settled in 1341\endash 2 upon Giles and his wife Agnes, and upon their sons Robert, John, Thomas and Richard in tail-male.

Thomas Throckmorton, who, according to the pedigree of the family given in the Visitation of Warwickshire, was a son of John Throckmorton, was of the retinue of Thomas Beauchamp Earl of Warwick in 1396, was escheator for the county of Worcester in 1402, and Constable of Elmley Castle in 1404\endash 5. He seems to have made a lease of the manor in 1410\endash 11, and was succeeded by his son Sir John Throckmorton, who was also of the retinue of the Earl of Warwick. In 1415 the Bishop of Worcester obtained licence to grant fourteen messuages and 2 carucates of land in Throckmorton to Sir John de Throckmorton, to be held of the bishop at a feefarm rent. This was probably the estate which the bishop had held in demesne in the 12th century. Habington evidently refers to this transaction when he says that John Carpenter, who succeeded as Bishop of Worcester in 1444, so much disliked the alienation of Throckmorton that he threatened to excommunicate the Prior and monks of Worcester on account of it, whereupon they sued to the Archbishop of Canterbury to send for Thomas son of John Throckmorton and command him to give satisfaction to the Bishop of Worcester. But 'thys lounge contention beeinge in the end utterly extinguished, thys good Bishopp entred into such a leauge of fryndshyp with Thomas Throckmorton as in Testimony of his charitye he enterteyned him to be Stuarde of all hys Castelles, Mannors etc. with a fee of 10 li. per annum.' In 1440 Sir John was styled chamberlain of the Exchequer and under-treasurer of England. He died in 1445, and was buried in the church of Fladbury, where there is an inscription to his memory. Sir John Throckmorton was succeeded by a son Thomas, who in 1467 obtained a general pardon for all offences committed by him before 23 June. He died in 1472,...

Robert married Lucy Colman, daughter of Geoffrey Colman of Morton, Worcestershire and Unknown.1 2


1 J. S. Roskell and L. Clark, editors, <i>The History of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1386-1421 </i>, 4 Volumes (N.p.: Boydell and Brewer, 1993).

2 C. Wickliffe Throckmorton, <i>textsA genealogical and historical account of the Throckmorton family in England and the United States, with brief notes on some of the allied families </i> (Richmond, VA, US: Old Dominion Press, Inc., 1930), 33.

3 Victoria County History, editor, <i></i>, 4 (London: Victoria County History, 1913), 3: 352-364.

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