Robert De Ros

Robert De Ros

Death 23 Dec 1226 (aged 55–56)
Burial London, City of London, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 7645768 · View Source
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1st Lord Ros of Helmsley. Born the son of Everard de Ros, third Lord of Hamlake and Rose Trussebut. He became a member of the Order of Knights Templar. In 1191 he married Isabella, the daughter of William the Lion, King of Scots by his mistress. King John of England granted de Ros a Barony in about 1213 and he was then assigned as escort to William the Lion during his journey to England to swear fealty to King John. He held the office of Sheriff of Cumberland between 1213 and 1215. During the initial stages of the power struggle between the barons and the king, de Ros was John's man, and won valuable grants from the Crown. He was made governor of Carlisle. He eventually, however, changed his allegiance, and became one of the twenty-five Sureties appointed to enforce the observance of Magna Carta. He commissioned the construction of the Castles of Hamlake in Yorkshire and of Werke in Northumberland. He was Baliff of the district of the royal Castle of Bonneville sur Toques, Normandy. Upon his death he was buried in the Knights' Church, New Temple, London. His name has also been recorded as Robert of Furfan and Robert de Roos of Fursan.

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