Matthew Whitfield
(Abt 1242-After 1291)
Richard Whitfield
(Abt 1282-)
Robert Whitfield
(Abt 1302-Bef 1364)


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Robert Whitfield 1

  • Born: Abt 1302 1
  • Marriage (1): Unknown
  • Died: Bef 1364

  General Notes:

While Richard 1279-1332 gave some of the Terriby inheritance to his second son, possibly to set him up, there are also indications that some of the Terriby inheritance went to the eldest son, Robert.

After Richard's death in 1332, his eldest son Robert, who became Lord of Whitfield, obtained a license from John Darcy, late Lord of the Liberty of Tynedale, to give to Thomas de Whitfield, Parson of the church of Whitfield, a messuage and thirty one acres of land in Whitfield for the sustenance of a chaplain to celebrate divine service in the said church for the souls of the said Robert, his ancestors and the faithful departed.

In the Patent Rolls of 1346, King Edward III granted pardons to Robert Whitfield, his son Matthew, and his brother Matthew of Terriby "who was of the garrison of the castle of Carlisle with the bishop of that place". This suggests that the Whitfields may have sided with the Scottish King David in the events leading up to the battle of Neville's Cross later that year. However, a later record in 1346 regarding Scottish prisoners held in the Tower of London shows Robert as a witness rather than a prisoner. It is therefore difficult to see where the Whitfield loyalties lay. 1

  Research Notes:

The pedigree of William Whitfield who married Maud Whitlaw/Whitley has been sourced from the Whitfield One-name website. At the moment none of the information has been verified and should be treated with appropriate caution.

Robert married.


1 Guild of One-Name Studies, The Whitfield One-Name Study ( : accessed 15 Jun 2021).

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