Robert De Lisle (1432-1471)

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Robert De Lisle (1432-1471)
Sex: male
Birth: about 1437
Death: AFT 2 JUN 1472
Father: Thomas Lisle (1417-1432)
Mother: Anne Ogle (1418-1426)
Spouse/Partner: Isabelle Camville
Marriage: before 1460


Robert De Lisle was born 1437 at Woodburn, Northumberland, England, he was the son of Thomas Lisle and Anne Ogle.

In 1391 the lordship of Gosforth was given to Robert and his brother Thomas and remained in his family for many generations. Robert De Lisle married Isabelle Canville, the daughter of Richard Camville, and received South Gosforth as a dowry. In 1391 Robert's brother Thomas gave him his share of Gosforth.

The parish of Gosforth comprises the townships of West Brunton, Coxlodge, Fawdon, North Gosforth, East Brunton, South Gosforth and East and West Kenton. It is a small place, about 2 miles north to south and about three miles east to west. In 1801 there were only 1,385 inhabitants.

In 1494, Robert gave the advowson of the curacy of Gosforth to the Vicar of Newcastle.

Robert and Isabelle gave South Gosforth to their son Otwell De Lisle, with the advowson of the church and mill. South Gosforth is situate two and a half miles northeast by north of Newcastle. Robert and his father gave part of the forest of Walden to the Prior of Brinburne. These gifts of the family to the church seem ironic in the next generation, when Robert's son Humphrey begins to feud with the Priory of Brinburne over tithes.

Robert was a sheriff of Northumberland in 1409 and 1421. He was also Knight of the Shire several times.

Felton was part of the family's holdings,probably acquired with the marriage of Robert Lisle, (the great grandfather of this Robert) to the daughter of Adomar, Earl of Athole, named Mary.

Robert Lisle died AFT 2 JUN 1472.

Robert De Lisle and Isabelle Camville had four sons, Henry, Otwell, William and Humphrey.


Name Birth Death

Otwell De Lisle

Henry De Lisle

William De Lisle

Elizabeth De Lisle about 1463

Humphrey De Lisle (1460-1516) about 1460
30 JUL 1516


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