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Ancestors of Sir Robert DE SHURLAND, Knt., Baron Of Sheppey [3668]
Adam DE SHURLAND [3710]
(Bef 1188-)
Sir Jeffrey DE SHURLAND, High Constable Of Dover Castle And Lord Warden ... [3709]
(1225/1230-Abt 1280)
Sir Robert DE SHURLAND, Knt., Baron Of Sheppey [3668]
(Abt 1255-1310)


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Margery [5349]

Sir Robert DE SHURLAND, Knt., Baron Of Sheppey [3668]

  • Born: Abt 1255, , , England
  • Marriage: Margery [5349]
  • Died: 1310, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England about age 55
  • Buried: Minster-in-Sheppey Churchyard, Swale Borough, Kent, England

bullet   Another name for Robert was SHERLAND.

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Source <Englands Topographer: Or a New and Complete History of the County ..., Volume 4> Par William H. Ireland:
"... Sir Robert Shurland left an only daughter, Margaret, his heir, who married William, son of Sir Alexander Cheney, and entitled him to this manor, of which he died possessed in the 8th of Edward llI., A. n. 1323. His grandson, Richard Cheney, of Shurland, married Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Robert Cralle, of Cralle, in Sussex, by whom he had two sons, Sir William, of Shurland, and Simon, who was of Cralle, and ancestor of the Cheney's, of Higham, in this neighbourhood, and of Warblinton, in Sussex. ..."
Source <Wikipedia>:
"Shurland Hall, near Eastchurch , is named after its first owners, the De Shurland family. In 1188 Adam de Shurland possessed a mill with more than 1,000 acres (4 km²) of mixed land, mostly marsh with a small meadow: he also let a number of cottages thereabouts.

A curious tale surrounds a 14th-century member of the family, Sir Robert de Shurland. According to legend, Sir Robert killed a monk and resolved to ask the king for a pardon. In 1327 he rode to where the king's ship was anchored, off the Isle of Sheppey, and gained forgiveness. Returning, he met a witch who said that de Shurland's horse, Grey Dolphin, which had borne him so bravely to the ship, would be the death of him. Sir Robert immediately killed the horse and cut off its head. A year later Sir Robert was walking along the shore when a shard of the horse's bone pierced his foot. Blood poisoning set in and Sir Robert died.

Sir Robert de Shurland also possessed the Manor of Ufton in the parish of Tunstall, Kent, in the reign of Edward I. After he attended the prince in Scotland, to the siege of Carlaverock, where he was knighted, and in 1300, he then obtained a charter of free warren for his manor of Ufton.

Shurland died in 1327 leaving as his heir a daughter Margery who married William the son of Alexander Cheyne of Patrixborne, Kent. To William passed the manor of Shurland. It remained in possession of the Cheyne family until the sixteenth century when it was sold by Sir Henry Cheyne.
Source <A Brief History of Dover-Castle; Or a Description of Roman, Saxon and Norman ...>:
"Sir Robert De Shurland, knight, of Minfter, in the lfle of Shepey. He left an only daughter and heir, who married Sir Alexander Cheney, knight, from whom the Cheneys, barons temp. Henry VIII, and Lord Wardens were defcended; He died foon after the zpth Edw. I.."
Source <England's topographer, or A new and complete history of the county of Kent> Par William Henry Ireland:
"... Sir Alexander de Cheney, of Patrixborne, the seat of this family, where they had been settled for some generations, was one of those Kentish gentlemen who followed King Edward I. in his victorious expedition into Scotland, and at the battle of Carlaverock was knighted by the king, with many other gentlemen of this county. His son, William de Cheney, died possessed of the manor of Badmangore, in the reign of Edward III. having married Margaret, daughter and heir of Sir Robert de Shurland, in whose right he became entitled to the manor of Shurland, with many other estates in this county. His son, Sir Robert Cheney, sold Badmangore, in the 27th year of that reign, to William de Apulderfield, who made it his principal residence. ..."
Source <Le Censeur Universel Anglos, Volume 7>:
"L'églïse de Minster, village de l'île de Sheppy, renferme le tombeau de Sir Robert de Shurland, l'un des gentils - hommes qui accompagnèrent Edouard I dans son expédition d'Ecosse. Cet antique monument est placé sous une grande arcade gothique , que supportent deux piliers, dont les bases sont des lions couchés. Sir Robert y est représenté avec un habit presque semblable à celui des Templiers. II a les jambes en croix, pour indiquer qu'il avoit fait vœu d'aider au recouvrement de la Terre-Sainte ;
Ils content que Sir Robert, passant un jour à cheval près de cette église, vit un pauvre homme qu'on alloit enterrer , mais pour qui le prêtre refufoit de dire l'office des morts, attendu qu'il n'avoit pas laissé de quoi payer les frais de sépulture. Le gentil - homme, indigné du refus de l'ecclésiastique, ordonna aux assistans de se saisir de lui, & de l'enterrer tout vivant à côté du défunt. ..."
Source <The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 59>
"... This Sir Robert de Shurland was the last male heir of a good family of that name, lords of Shurland, a manor at East Church in this island. They had other possessions in the county; for Robert de Shurland had a grant of a charter of free warren to sundry of his lands in Kent, amon; which Ufford in Tunstall is recited. ..."
Source <Englands Topographer: Or a New and Complete History of the County ..., Volume 4> Par William H. Ireland:
"... The paramount manor of Milton claims over this parish; subordinate to which is the MANOR of SHURLAND, having anciently had owners of this surname, the first of whom mentioned as having been of any note, was Sir Jeffrey de Shurland, who resided here in the reign of Henry lll., in the 9th year of which prince he was governor of Dover castle. His son, Sir Robert de Shurland, was of some eminence in the reign of Edward I., under whom he was lord warden; and in the 28th year of the same monarch, attended him to the siege of Carlaverock, in Scotland, where he received knighthood. In the same reign he also obtained a grant of liberties, among which was wreck of the sea, for his manor here, as also free warren; soon after which he died, and was buried under a tomb within an arch, in the south wall of Minster church, with his effigies, in marble, lying at full length, and a horse's head, carved upon the tomb, on his right hand. ..."
Source <>:
"Robert Shurland
AKA William
AKA Sherland
Birth Abt 1255 Shurland House, Eastchurch, Kent, England
Death 1323
Father Jeffery Shurland 1230-_
Mother Marjory 1234-_
Marriage Margery Shurland 1254-_
Child Margaret Shurland 1281-1308"
Source <Jottings of Kent ...> Par William Miller (of the Indian Office.):
"The manor of Shurland takes its name from Sir Jeffrey de Shurland, who was a man of note in the reign of Henry III., and governor of Dover Castle in the year 1225. His son, Sir Robert, was Lord Warden in the reign of Edward I., and attended the King to the siege of CaerIaverock, in Scotland ; he had free warren of all his lands, and the right of the wreck of the sea. He died towards the close of the thirteenth century, and was buried in Minster Church, with the head of a horse projecting from above his tomb. ..."
Source <>:
"The first notable member of the de Shurland family on the island was Adam de Shurland, it is recorded that in 1188 Adam de Shurland owned a mill with more than 1,000 acres of mixed land. It was mostly marsh with a small meadow, he also owned and let a number of cottages nearby.

The next important member of the de Shurland family was Sir Geoffrey de Shurland. Sir Geoffrey, in 1225, was created High Constable of Dover Castle and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, a position of considerable importance and rank in those days.

Robert de Shurland was next in line and was also created Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, like his father Sir Geoffrey, by Edward I when he came to the throne in 1272. Edward I took Robert de Shurland to Carlaverock in Scotland to fight in a battle and was so impressed by his gallantry and dash that he knighted him in the field with Sir Fulc de Peyforer of Borstal Hall, Minster and Sir John de Northwood of Northwood Manor, Minster.

Sir Robert de Shurland obtained the right to collect floatsam and jetsam from Sheppey's shores when he was created Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, he was only allowed to collect any floating objects from what he could touch with his lance when mounted on his horse, the Grey Dolphin. This may be why his Tomb at Minster Abbey has a horses head coming out of the waves on it! Another reason for his tomb to be decorated with the horses head is from a local legend. ..."
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"Sir Robert de Shurland
Death: 1310
Sir Robert was the son of Sir Geoffrey de Shurland and the father of Margaret "Margery" Shurland who married William Cheney. ..."

Robert married Margery [5349] [MRIN: 2120]. (Margery [5349] was born about 1254 in , Kent, England.)

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