The Banner - Lillis Family Tree
1  
Joseph Donald BANNER  
Margaret Alicia LILLIS  
2
Arthur LILLIS   
Ella May PLIMLEY  
3
John LILLIS
Margaret MORAN
4
JOHN MORAN
Margaret PARKER
5
Solomon PARKER
Nancy WELCH
6
Robert James PARKER
Providence MILLER
7
Thomas MILLER
Charlotte MONTAGUE
9
Henry MONTAGUE
Elizabeth GRAVES
9
William GRAVES
Mary
10
Henry White GRAVES
Mary WILLIAMS
11
John WILLIAMS Judge
Mary KEELING
12
George KEELING
Ursula FLEMING
13
Thomas FLEMING
Judith Ursula TARLETON
14
John FLEMING
Lillias GRAHAM
15
John FLEMING - 5th Lord Fleming
Elizabeth ROSS
16
Robert Ross - Master of Ross - Baron
Agnes Montcrieff
17
Ninian 3rd Lord Ross - of Halkhead
Janet  Stuart - of Lennox
18
John  2nd Lord Ross - of Halkhead
Christian  Edmonstone - of Duntreath
19
Robert  Ross - Master of Halkhead
Agnes Melville
20
Sir John Ross -  1st Lord of Halkhead
Marjory Mure - of Caldwell
20
John de ROS
Margaret DESPENCER
21
John de ROS - Baron
Margaret DESPENCER - Baroness
22
John de ROS - Baron
Mary PERCY - Baroness
23
Thomas de ROS - Baron
Beatrice STAFFORD - Baroness
24
William II de ROS -  Baron
Margery de BADLESMERE  - Baroness
25
William I de ROS -  Baron
Matilde de VAUX - Baroness
26
Robert de ROOS
Isabel ALBINI
27
William de ROSS
Lucia FITZPIERS - Baroness of Ingmanthorpe
28
Robert "Surety" de ROS
Isabel STEWART - Princess of Scotland
29
Everard de ROS
Roysia TRUSBUT
30
Gilbert "The Fleming" of ROS
unknown
SURNAME  - ROSS - 1
15
John FLEMING - 5th Lord Fleming - (1558 AND 1572) Lord
Chamberlain of Scotland (1565)
born - Scotland - Biggar, Lanarkshire 1534
died -Scotland - Biggar, Lanarkshire 6 SEP 1573
married -. Biggar, Lanarkshire - 10 MAY 1562
Elizabeth ROSS
"dau of Robert, Master of Ross"
born -Scotland -  Halkhead, Lanarkshire 1541
died -Scotland - Biggar, Lanarkshire 14 APR 1578
Children
1. Mary FLEMING  1563
2 .John FLEMING  1567
3 Margaret FLEMING  1569
4. Jane FLEMING  1570
5. Elizabeth FLEMING  1571

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Robert Ross - Master of Ross - Baron of Ross
born - Scotland -
died -Scotland -
married -.
Agnes Montcrieff
born - Scotland -  
died
Children
1. Elizabeth Ross

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Ninian ROSS , of Halkhead - 3rd Lord
born - Scotland - Hawkhead, Renfrewshire Bef 24 OCT 1492
died -Scotland - Hawkhead, Renfrewshire FEB 1555-56
married - 15 NOV 1515 (1st wife)
Janet STUART
born - Scotland - Darnley, Renfrewshire 1498
died - Before 1523
Children
1. Robert ROSS  Master of Halkhead
2. James ROSS of Halkhead - 4th Lord

Marriage 2 - Elizabeth RUTHVEN - 12 DEC 1523
Marriage 3 Elizabeth STEWART - 9 DEC 1529
Marriage 4 Janet MONTGOMERY - bef 1555

Sources:

1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United
Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
  Page: XI:157-8
2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United
Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
  Page: XI:157-8
  Text: had sasine of lands 24 Oct 1513 (of age)
3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United
Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
  Page: XI:157-8
  Text: no date, 4th wife

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Ninian 3rd Lord Ross - of Halkhead
born - Scotland -
died -Scotland - Feb 1556
married -.9 Dec 1529
Anne or Elizabeth Stewart -  of Atholl
or
Janet  Stuart - of Lennox
"GREAT GRANDMOTHER OF KING JAMES I OF ENGLAND"
born - Scotland - Balvenie, Fifeshire 1494
died -

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John  2nd Lord Ross - of Halkhead
born - Scotland - Hawkhead, Renfrewshire 1472
died - England - Branxton, Northumberland
Killed at Battle of Flodden Field, Branxton 9 Sep 1513
married -.Before  27 Sep 1490
Christian  Edmonstone - of Duntreath
born - Scotland -  Duntreath Castle, Strathblane, Stirlingshire 1473
died -  May 1551
Children
1 Ninian (of Halkhead) 3rd Lord Ross

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Robert  Ross - Master of Halkhead
born - Scotland -
died - Before  31 May 1499
married - 1471
Agnes Melville
born - Scotland -  
died -  
Children
1. John 2nd Lord Ross - of Halkhead

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Sir John Ross -  1st Lord of Halkhead
"CONSTABLE OF RENFREW CASTLE"
born - Scotland -Tulloch Castle, Dingwall, Rosshire 1425
died - Parish Church of Renfrew before BEF 16 OCT 1501
married -.
Marjory Mure - of Caldwell
born - Scotland -  
died -  Parish Church of Renfrew
Children
1. Elizabeth Ross
2. Robert (John) Ross  Master of Halkhead

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John de ROS - Baron
born - England - Nettlestead, Suffolk 1 Oct 1396
died - France - Battlefield, Bauge, Anjou 22 Mar 1420-1421
married -. 5 Sep 1401
Margaret DESPENCER - Baroness
born - England - Nettlestead, Suffolk 1398
died - England - St. Margaret's Church, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire - 20 Apr
1478
Children
1  John de ROS

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John de ROS - Baron
born - England - Stoke Albany, Northampton 1364
died -
married -.England - Tunbridge, Kent - Before 22 Jun 1382
Mary PERCY - Baroness
born -  
died - 1398
Children
1. John de ROS

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Thomas de ROS - Baron
born - England - Stoke Albany, Northampton 1326
died - England - Uffington, Lincoln
married -.England -
Beatrice STAFFORD - Baroness
born -  England - Tunbridge, Kent 1338
died -
Children
1. Elizabeth ROS
2. John de ROS
3. Margaret de ROS
4.William ROS

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William II de ROS -  Baron
born - England - Wark Castle, Northumberland 1285
died -
married -.England - Before  25 Nov 1316
Margery de BADLESMERE  - Baroness
"Margery was a Child Bride at the age of 10"
born -  1306
died -
Children
1.Elizabeth de ROS
2. Thomas de ROS
3. John de ROS
4. Marjory (Maud) ROS
5. Margaret de ROS
6. William III de ROS

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William I de ROS -  Baron
born - England - 1255
died - England - Kirkham, East Riding, Yorkshire - Before 16 Aug 1316
married -.1284
Matilde de VAUX - Baroness
born -  France - Aquitaine 1257
died -
Children
1. William II de ROS
2. John de ROS
3.Margaret de ROS
4.Alice de ROS

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Robert de ROOS
born - England - Hamlake Castle, West Riding, Yorkshire 1235
died - 1285
married -.England -  Hamlake Castle, Yorkshire 1251
Isabel ALBINI
born -  1235
died -
Children
1.William I de ROS
2Joan de ROOS

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William de ROSS-
born - England -
died - After 1246
married -.1234
Lucia FITZPIERS - Baroness of Ingmanthorpe
born -  1214
died -
Children
1. Robert de ROOS
2. Dorothea de ROSS
3. William ROOS
4. Anne ROSSE
5  Mary de ROS

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Robert "Surety" de ROS
born - England - Hamlake, West Riding, Yorkshire 1152
died - 1227
married -.England - Haddington, Auborn, Lincoln 1191
Isabel STEWART - Princess of Scotland
Countess of Annandale, Annandale, Dumfrieshire, Scotland
born -  Scotland - Haddington, East Lothian 1170
died -
Children
1. Robert de ROSS
2. William de ROSS

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Everard de ROS
born - England - Hamlake, West Riding, Yorkshire 1124
died - Sep 1183
married -.1151
Roysia TRUSBUT
born -  1126
died -
Children
1.Ferquhard de ROSS
2.Robert "Surety" de ROS
3.Joan de ROS

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Gilbert "The Fleming" of ROS
born - Wales - Rhos, Pembroke 1096
died -
married -.Wales - , Pembrokeshire - 1123
unknown
born -  Wales - Rhos, Pembroke
died -
Children
1. Richard FITZGODEBERT
2.Everard de ROS
3. Robert de la ROCHE

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Ninian ROSS , of Halkhead - 3rd Lord
Janet STUART

"BARONY of ROSS of HALKHEAD (III) 1513
Ninian Ross, Lord Ross of Halkhead, 1st son and heir, had sasine of the barony of Melville, of lands in Renfrew, and of Tarbert, 24 Oct and 24 Nov 1513, 24 Feb
1513/4; PC before 12 Jul 1514; sat frequently as a Lord of Parliament from 1515 to 1540; one of the nobles, who, in 1515, despatched Ambassadors to France to
endeavor to arrange for Scotland to be included in the pacification with England; summoned to be at Deridounlaws to resist the English, 25 Jun 1523; protested against
Albany's departure for France, 25 May 1524; one of the Lords to accompany James V to the south parts of the realm, 27 Jun 1526; ratified a treaty with England, 30 Jun
1534; witnessed the ratification of the forfeiture of John Lyon, Lord Glamis, 10 Dec 1540; summoned before the PC for "deforsing" two messengers, 13 Sep 1553.

He m. 1stly, before 15 Nov 1515, when they had a charter of the lands of Tarbert, co. Ayr, Janet, probably a daughter of Matthew Stewart, 2nd Earl of Lennox. He m. 2ndly
(contract 12 Dec 1523), Elizabeth, widow of William Hay, 5th Earl of Erroll, youngest daughter of William Ruthven, 1st Lord Ruthven, by his 2nd wife, Christian, only
daughter of William Forbes, 3rd Lord Forbes. She d. before 20 Jul 1529. He m. 3rdly (contract 9 Dec 1529), Elizabeth, widow of John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Lennox,
daughter of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl, uterine brother of James II, by his 2nd wife, Eleanor, daughter of William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness. He m. 4thly, Janet
Montgomery, who survived him. He d. in Feb 1555/6. [Complete Peerage XI:157-8]
III. Ninian, third Lord Ross, had sasine of the lands and barony of Mailvil, lands in Renfrew, and of Tarbert, on 24 October, 24 November 1513, and 24 February 1513-14
respectively.(9-251) He was frequently present in the Parliaments of King James V. between 1515 and 1540.(10-251) He was one of the Scottish nobles who, in 1515,
despatched ambassadors to France to endeavour to get Scotland included in the pacification with England.(11-251) He ratified a treaty with England 30 June 1534.(12-
251) He died in February 1555-56.(13-251) He married, first, Janet Stewart, third daughter of John, Earl of Lennox;(1-252) secondly (contract 12 December 1523),
Elizabeth, youngest daughter of William, first Lord Ruthven, and widow of William, fifth Earl of Erroll.(2-252) He married, thirdly (contract 9 December 1529), Elizabeth
Stewart, widow of John, Earl of Lennox, and daughter of John, Earl of Atholl.(3-252) He married, fourthly, Janet Montgomery, who survived him.(4-252) He had issue:—
1. Robert, Master of Ross; killed at the battle of Pinkiecleuch 10 September 1547.(5-252) He married Agnes Moncrief , relict of Thomas Scott of Abbotshall,(6-252) by
whom he left a daughter Elizabeth,(7-252) who married, 10 May 1562, Lord Fleming.(8-252)
2. James, who succeeded.
3. Hugh, witness to a contract by Lord Ross on 11 November 1573.)9-252)
4. William, designed 'brother and servand' to James, Lord Ross, on 4 February 1560-61.(10-252)
5. Christian,(11-252) married, in 1543 (dispensation 10 July 1538), to John Mure of Caldwell, but was divorced from him, and married, secondly, 5 November 1552,
Nicolas Ramsay of Dalhousie,(12-252) whom she survived, and thirdly, before 8 July 1555, John Weir, and died between that date and February 1556-57.(13-252)
Lord Ross also had an illegitimate son John,(14-252) who had the lands of Tartraven granted to him.(15-252)

(9-251) _Exch. Rolls_, xiv. 515, 529, 537.
(10-251) Acta Parl. Scot._, ii. 281, 285, 292, 322, 335, 356, 368.
(11-251) _Fœdera_, xiii. 509.
(12-251) _Ibid._, xiv. 540, 541.
(13-251) _Acts and Decreets_, xxiv. f . 142.
(1-252) Ante, v. 350.
(2-252) _Reg, Mag. Sig._, 12 December 1523; ante, iii. 568.
(3-252) _Acta Dom. Conc._, xli, ff. 25, 30. His marriage-contract with the Countess was probably that of date 9 December 1529 ascribed to the Countess of Erroll in the
_Complete Peerage_.
(4-252) _Acts and Decreets_, xx. f. 270.
(5-252) See his will, Edin. Tests.
(6-252) St. Andrews Tests._, 13 January 1549-50.
(7-252) See his will, Edin. Tests.
(8-252) _Cat. of State Papers_, Scot, i. 622.
(9-252) Fraser's _Melville Book_, i. p. xlii.
(10-252) _Acts and Decreets_, xx. f. 299.
(11-252) Wood, in his Douglas, assigns to Lord Ross a daughter Margaret, said to be married to Andrew Murray, apparent of Balvaird, but she was a daughter of John
Ross of Craigie; _Liber Officialis S.Andree_, 97.
(12-252) See vol. iii. 93.
(13-252) _Acts and Decreets_, xiv. f. 104.
(14-252) _Reg. Mag. Sig._, 13 April 1553.
(15-252) Protocol Book of Gilbert Grote, MS., 1. [Ref: SP VII:251-2, sub ROSS, LORD ROSS]

*****

ROSS, or ROSS OF HALKHEAD
BARONY [S.]
III. 1513.
3. Ninian (Ross), Lord Ross of Halkhead [S.], 1st s. and h., had sasine of the barony of Melville, of lands in Renfrew, and of Tarbert, 24 Oct. and 24 Nov. 1513, 24 Feb.
1513/4; P.C. [S.] before 12 July 1514; sat frequently as a Lord of Parl. [S.] from 1515 to 1540; one of the nobles, who, in 1515, despatched Ambassadors to France to
endeavour to arrange for Scotland to be included in the pacification with England; sum. to be at Deridounlaws to resist the English, 25 June 1523; protested against
Albany’s departure for
France, 25 May 1524; one of the Lords to accompany James V to the south parts of the realm, 27 June 1526; ratified a treaty with England, 30 June 1534; witnessed the
ratification of the forfeiture of John (Lyon), Lord Glamis, 10 Dec. 1540; sum, before the P.C. [S.] for “deforsing” two messengers, 13 Sep. 1553. He m., 1stly, before 15
Nov. 1515, when they had a charter of the lands of Tarbert, co. Ayr,(c-157) Janet, probably a da. of Matthew (Steward), 2nd Earl of Lennox [S.].(d-157) He m., 2ndly
(contract 12 Dec. 1523), Elizabeth,(e-157) widow of William Hay, 5th Earl of Erroll [S.], yst. da. of William (Ruthven), 1st Lord Ruthven [S.], by his 2nd wife, Christian, only
da. of William (Forbes), 3rd Lord Forbes [S.]. She d. before 20 July 1529.(f-157) He m., 3rdly (contract 9 Dec. 1529), Elizabeth, widow of John (Stewart), 3rd Earl of
Lennox [S.], da. of John (Stewart), 1st Earl of Atholl [S.], uterine br. of James II [S.], by his 2nd wife, Eleanor, da. of William (Sinclair), 1st Earl of Caithness [S.]. He m.,
4thly, Janet Montgomery, who
surv. him. He d. in Feb. 1555/6.(a-158)

(c-157) _Reg. Sec. Sig._ [S.], vol. i, no. 2661.
(d-157) She is usually said to be a da. of John, 1st Earl of Lennox (_Scots Peerage_, vol. v, p. 350); but for chronological reasons it seems more probable that she was
a da. of the 2nd than of the 1st Earl of Lennox (_Idem_, vol. ix, p. 125). The 2nd and 4th das. of the 1st Earl were married in 1472 and about 1480 respectively, and the
1st da. of the 2nd Earl before 12 Mar. 1508/9 (_Idem_, vol. v, pp. 350, 351).
(e-157) By charter, Edinburgh, 9 Dec. 1523, confirmed by the King, Stirling, 12 Dec., he granted his lands of Melville and Mosshouse, except the principal messuage at
Melville, to her and to the heirs male of their bodies, whom failing the lands were to return to him and his heirs whatsoever (_Reg. Mag. Sig._ [S.], vol. iii, no. 244).
(f-157) He was granted, 20 July 1529, the ward of the lands of Argarth, Co. Perth, which belonged to William, late Earl of Erroll and to his late wife, Elizabeth Ruthven
(_Reg. Sec. Sig._ [S.], vol. ii, no. 220. See too no. 682).
(a-158) He was a staunch adherent of Card. Beaton’s party and an opponent of Arran (_The Scottish Correspondence of Mary of Lorraine_, Scott. Hist. Soc., p. 14, note
2). He is described as Lord Ross of Mailvile, 5 Feb. 1528/9, and as Lord Ross and Mailvile, 16 Sep. 1530 (_Acts of the Lords of the Council_ [S.] _in Public Affairs, 1501-
54_, pp. 303, 340). [Ref: CP XI:157-8]

Regards,
Curt"

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John  2nd Lord Ross - of Halkhead
Christian  Edmonstone - of Duntreath

"BARONY OF ROSS OF HALKHEAD (II) 1500 or 1501
JOHN (ROSS), LORD ROSS of Halkhead [SCT], grandson and heir, being son and heir of Robert Ross and Agnes, his wife, was returned heir of his mother in the
barony of Melville, 16 May 1496; knighted before 31 May 1499, when his grandfather granted to his heir apparent "Johanni Ross de Malevyn militi," the lands of
Walterstoun, co. Linlithgow. James IV, 11 March 1501/,2, confirmed the grants made to his late grandfather by the King's father and grandfather of the island The King's
Inch in the water of Clyde near Renfrew. He was granted the wardship of the lands of the late Sir Stephen Lockhart, of Cleghorn, 8 February 1505/6. James IV visited
him at Halkhead, 25 April 1506.
He married, before 27 September 1490, Christian, 2nd daughter of Sir Archibald EDMONSTONE, of Duntreath. He died 9 September 1513, being slain at the battle of
Flodden. His widow married George KNOLLIS, but the marriage was annulled about 1515, on account of her relationship to his 1st wife, Grizel Rattray. She died May
1551. [Complete Peerage XI:156-7, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]"

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"BATTLE OF FLODDEN FIELD, Sept. 9, 1513, by Larry Overmire, Aug 2007:
England was at war with France in 1513. The French renewed their old alliance with Scotland, giving King James IV of Scotland money and arms to invade England.
With Henry VIII fighting over in France, the defense of England was left to Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey. Howard was joined by his sons Thomas (Lord Admiral) and
Edmund. The Battle actually took place on Branxton Hill and for some time the encounter was known as "The Battle of Branxton." It was the largest battle in terms of
numbers ever fought between England and Scotland. Though James had the superior numbers, he was out-maneuvered and out-generaled with disastrous
consequences. At one point, the king himself led a gallant charge down the hill right toward the center of the English line held by the Earl of Surrey. In the end, the Scots
were soundly defeated, losing 10,000 men in the battle, including King James, 12 earls, 15 lords and many clan chiefs, while the English dead amounted to only 1,500.
The battle of Flodden has been immortalized in the Scottish lament, "The Flowers of the Forest."

THE FLOWERS OF THE FOREST
by Jane Elliot

I've hear them liltin', at the ewe milkin,'
Lasses a-liltin' before dawn of day.
Now there's a moanin', on ilka green loanin'.
The flowers of the forest are a' wede away.

As boughs in the mornin', nae blithe lads are scornin',
Lasses are lonely and dowie and wae.
Nae daffin', nae gabbin', but sighin' and sobbin',
Ilk ane lifts her leglin, and hies her away.

At e'en in the gloamin', nae swankies are roamin',
'Bout stacks wi' the lasses at bogle to play.
But ilk maid sits drearie, lamentin' her dearie,
The flowers of the forest are a' wede away.

In har'st at the shearin' nae youths now are jeerin'
Bandsters are runkled, and lyart, or grey.
At fair or at preachin', nae wooin', nae fleecin',
The flowers of the forest are a' wede away.

Dool for the order sent our lads to the Border,
the English for ance by guile wan the day.
The flowers of the forest, that fought aye the foremost,
The prime of our land lie cauld in the clay.

We'll hae nae mair liltin', at the ewe milkin',
Women and bairns are heartless and wae.
Sighin' and moanin' on ilka green loanin',
The flowers of the forest are all wede away".

"He [John Ross] married, before 27 September 1490, Christian, 2nd daughter of Sir Archibald EDMONSTONE, of Duntreath. He died 9 September 1513, being slain at
the battle of Flodden. His widow married George KNOLLIS, but the marriage was annulled about 1515, on account of her relationship to his 1st wife, Grizel Rattray. She
died May 1551."--Complete Peerage XI:156-7, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)'
Sources:
1) Dave Ross Database, 11 Apr 2004
http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED &db=utzing&id=I033813
2) Hamish Maclaren Database, 2 Apr 2004
http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED &db=maclaren&id=I13234
3) Jim Weber Database, 5 Feb 2006
http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jweber&id=I19536
4) Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000, XI:156-7

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Sir John Ross -  1st Lord of Halkhead
Marjory Mure - of Caldwell
"BARONY OF ROSS OF HALKHEAD (I) 1499
JOHN ROSS, of Halkhead (c), co. Renfrew, probably son and heir of Sir John Ross, of the same, heritable Constable of Renfrew Castle, was knighted after 10 August
1450, but before 17 January 1450/1, when he had a charter of the lands of Tarbert, co. Ayr, and Auchinbak, co. Renfrew;(a) had a safe-conduct to pass through England,
12 May 1451; Keeper of Blackness Castle, 146368; Sheriff of Linlithgow, before 1468, being reappointed for life, 9 March 1472/3; had charters of Starlaw and Denys in
the barony of Bathgate, co. Renfrew, and of Lochtillow in the same barony, 16 July 1468; Ambassador to England, 24 August 1473; one of the Conservators of a truce
between England and Scotland, 21 September 1484; one of the Barons in Parliament [SCT], 3 February 1489/90. He was created, between 9 January 1498/9 and 31
May 1499, a Lord of Parliament as LORD ROSS of Halkhead [SCT].

He married, 1stly, Marjory, daughter of John MURE, of Caldwell. She was buried in the parish church of Renfrew. He married, 2ndly, after 1491, Marion or Mariota, widow
of John (SOMERVILLE), 2nd LORD SOMERVILLE [SCT], daughter of Sir William BAILLIE, of Lamington. From her he obtained a divorce. He died between 12 December
1500 and 16 October 1501, and was buried with his 1st wife, at Renfrew. His divorced wife was alive January 1505/6. [Complete Peerage XI:155-6, (transcribed by Dave
Utzinger)]

(c) John Ross, the direct ancestor of the family of Halkhead or Hacket or Hawket, received a grant of that estate in the Barony of Renfrew in 1367 from Robert, Earl of
Strathearn, afterwards King Robert II of Scotland. Although there is no evidence of a connection between the Halkhead family and the ancient Earls of Ross, King
Robert, who married as his 2nd wife, Eupheme, daughter of Hugh, 4th Earl of Ross, describes John Ross, both in the charter of 1367 and in another charter of 30 Mar
1390 as "conanguineus noster". It may be noted that the arms of the Lowland family of Ross of Halkhead, which claimed to be akin to the English family of Ros [of
Helmesley], so called from the place of that name in Yorkshire, were clearly derived from its arms (gules 3 water-bougets silver), being: Gold a chevron checkered
sable and silver between 3 water-bougets sable, whereas those of the ancient Earls of Ross, a Highland family were: Gules, three lions rampant silver."

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"The Ross family, who were appointed Hereditary Constables of Renfrew Castle in the 1400's, and who held the lands of Hawkhead near Paisley as their main seat,
and King's Inch in Renfrew as one of their lesser seats, bore Or, a chevron chequy Sable and Argent between three water bougets Sable, the water bougets being an
ancient charge for those of the name of Ross or Roos. Their lands of Hawkhead straddled the River Cart above Paisley."

An Heraldic Hierarchy, The Heraldry Society of Scotland - UK Heraldry
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Robert "Surety" de ROS
Isabel STEWART - Princess of Scotland

"Sir Robert de Ros or Roos of Fursan (1177 – 11 December 1226) was the fourth baron by tenure of Hamlake manor (later associated with the barony of de Ros).

He was the son of Everard de Ros and Rose Trusbut. In 1191, aged fourteen, he paid a thousand marks fine for livery of his lands to King Richard I of England. Also
that year, he married Isabel, sister (or possibly daughter) of William the Lion, King of Scots (Isabella not to be confused with William I's daughter Isabella who married
Roger Bigod, 4th Earl of Norfolk). In 1197, while serving King Richard in Normandy, he was arrested for an unspecified offence, and was committed to the custody of
Hugh de Chaumont, but Chaumont entrusted his prisoner to William de Spiney, who allowed him to escape from the castle of Bonville. King Richard thereupon hanged
Spiney and collected a fine of twelve hundred marks from Ros' guardian as the price of his continued freedom.

When King John came to the throne, he gave Ros the barony of his great-grandmother's father, Walter d'Espec. Soon afterwards he was deputed one of those to escort
William the Lion, his brother-in-law, into England, to swear fealty to King John. Some years later, Robert de Ros assumed the habit of a monk, whereupon the custody
of all his lands and Castle Werke (Wark), in Northumberland, were committed to Philip d'Ulcote, but he soon returned and about a year later he was High Sheriff of
County Cumberland.

When the struggle of the barons for a constitutional government began, de Ros at first sided with King John, and thus obtained some valuable grants from the crown,
and was made governor of Carlisle; but he subsequently went over to the barons and became one of the celebrated twenty-five "Sureties" appointed to enforce the
observance of Magna Carta, the county of Northumberland being placed under his supervision. He gave his allegiance to King Henry III and, in 1217-18, his manors
were restored to him. Although he was witness to the second Great Charter and the Forest Charter, of 1224, he seems to have remained in royal favour.

He erected Helmsley or Hamlake Castle in Yorkshire, and of Werke in Northumberland. Sir Robert is buried at the Temple Church under a magnificent tomb. Among
his children was Sir William de Ros.
[edit] Controversy

There is a difference in genealogies. It is unverified whether Robert was married to William I's (alleged) sister Isabella, or if he was the second husband of William's
daughter Isabel. Genealogies provided below.

While "Fursan" is given as a location for Robert de Ros (sometimes also Roos) most use the term "furfan" to designate a title within the Templars essentially
equivalent to grandmaster or head priest. This title also further refers to the resulting aura resembling a "fan" / "Furry fan". Some would also use the term "Kingmaker".

Robert de Ros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
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Robert "Surety" de ROS
Isabel STEWART - Princess of Scotland

"Robert De Ros Knight Templar
Archaeologia aeliana, or, Miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity‎ - Page 162
Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne - 1894

Robert de Ros or de Roos was a very important personage. His name is continually occurring in state documents of the period. He held the important barony of Wark-
upon-Tweed as well as Haltwhistle and had extensive estates at Helmsley in Yorkshire. In 1209 he was one of the escort appointed to attend William of Scotland to
York, and he is one of the witnesses to the agreements between the English and the Scottish kings. In 1212 he had 'taken the habit of religion' in connection with the
Knights Templars, but we find him shortly afterwards again engaged in State business, and yet when he died in 1227 he was buried as a Knight Templar in the
Templar church. He, with the Northumbrian barons Eustace de Vesci, John fitz Robert, and Gilbert Deleval, took a prominent part in promoting the signing of the great
Charter (1215). Two of his grandsons, each named Robert de Ros, also took a prominent part in public affairs, but Haltwhistle passed into the possession of
descendants whose names seldom occur in the public records.


ROS, OR ROOS--BARONS ROS

By Writ of Summons, dated 24 December, 1264.

Lineage

"That Peter, the ancestor of this great and noble family," says Dugdale, "did originally assume his surname in the time of Henry I., from that lordship in Holderness,
called Ros, where he then had his residence, needeth not to be doubted." This Peter de Ros, or Roos, a feudal baron, m. Adeline, one of the sisters and co-heirs of the
famous Walter Espec, Lord of the manor of Helmesley, called sometimes Helmeslac, but oftener Hamlake, in the north riding of Yorkshire, and was s. at his decease,
by his son,

Robert De Ros, who, in the 3rd Henry II, paid 1,000 marks of silver to the king for livery of the lands inherited by his mother from her brother Walter Espec. This Robert
was a munificent benefactor to the Knights Templars. He m. Sybell de Valoines (who, after his decease, m. Ralph de Albini) and dying sometime about the middle of
the 12th century, was s. by his son

Everard De Ros, a minor, and in ward to Ranulph de Glanvil. In the 12th Henry II, this feudal lord held of the crown eight knights' fees, and in two years afterwards, upon
collection of the aid for marrying the king's daughter, answered 112s. for those which were de veteri feoffamento, and 31s. 1d. for what he had de novo. He m. Roysia,
dau. of William Trusbut, of Wartre, in Holderness, and at the decease of her brothers, s.p., co-heir to her father's estate, which estate was eventually inherited by her
descendants, Lords Ros, her sisters and co-heirs having no posterity. They had two sons. This Everard de Ros must have been a very considerable personage at the
period in which he lived, for we find him in the year 1176, paying the then very large sum of L526 as a fine for his lands, and in four years subsequently, L100 more to
have possession of those which the Earl of Albemarle held. He d. about 1186, and was s. by his elder son,

Robert De Ros, surnamed Furfan, who, in the 1st Richard I, paid 1,000 marks fine to the crown for livery of his lands. In the 8th of the same reign, being with the king in
Normandy, he was committed to the custody of Hugh de Chaumont, for what offence appears not; with especial charge to the said Hugh that he should keep him as
safe as his own life; but Chaumont trusting William de Spiney with his prisoner, that person being corrupted, allowed him to escape out of the castle of Bonville. De Ros
eventually gained nothing, however, by this escape, for Richard caused him nevertheless to pay 1,200 marks for his freedom, while he had the false traitor Spiney,
hanged for his breach of faith. In the next reign, however, Robert de Ros found more favour, for upon the accession of King John, that monarch gave him the whole
barony of his great-grandmother's father, Walter Espec, to enjoy in as large and ample a manner as he, the said Walter, ever held it. Soon after which he was deputed,
with the bishop of Durham, and other great men, to escort William, King of Scotland into England, which monarch coming to Lincoln, swore fealty there to King John,
upon the cross of Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, in the presence of all the people. About the 14th of King John's reign, Robert de Ros assumed the habit of a monk,
whereupon the custody of all his lands, viz., Werke Castle, in the co. Northumberland, with his whole barony, was committed to Philip de Ulcote, but he did not continue
long a recluse, for we find him the very next year executing the office of sheriff for the county of Cumberland. At the commencement of the struggle between the barons
and John, this feudal lord took part with the king and obtained in consequence, some grants from the crown; but he subsequently espoused the baronial cause, and
was one of the celebrated twenty-five appointed to enforce the observance of Magna Charter. In the reign of King Henry III he seems, however, to have returned to his
allegiance, and to have been in favour with that prince, for the year after the king's accession, a precept was issued by the crown to the sheriff of Cumberland, ordering
the restoration of certain manors granted by King John to De Ros. This feudal lord was the founder of the castle of Helmesley, otherwise Hamlake, in Yorkshire, and of
the castle of Werke, in Northumberland--the former of which he bequeathed to his elder son--the latter to the younger, with a barony in Scotland, to be held of the elder
by military service. In his latter days he became a Knight Templar, to which order himself and his predecessors had ever been munificently liberal, and dying in that
habit, anno 1227, was buried in the Temple Church. Robert de Ros m. Isabel, natural dau. of William the Lion, King of Scotland, and widow of Robert de Brus, and had
issue two sons,
William, his successor
Robert, Baron Ros, of Werke,


Houses of Knights Templar', A History of the County of York: Volume 3 (1974), pp. 256-260. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36281 Date
accessed: 05 November 2009.


About1217 Robert Ros gave theTemplars his manor of Ribstan,with the advowson of the church, the vill and the mills of Walshford, and the vill of Hunsingore. This
property had come to Robert de Ros from his mother, Rose Trussebut, and her sisters, Hilary and Agatha, at some date prior to 1240, made grants of various woods in
the neighborhood to the preceptory. Robert son of William Denby gave the vill of Wetherby to the Templars, and other smaller grants followed.

Besides the church of Hunsingore the Templars had chapels at Wetherby, Ribston, and apparently at Walshford. The chapel of St. Andrew at Ribston stood in the
churchyard of the parish church, and in 1231 was the subject of an arrangement between the brethren and the rector. About this time a sum of L2 16s. was assigned for
the support of a chaplain at Ribston for the good of the soul of Robert de Ros.

The estates of Ribston and Wetherby seem to have formed a single preceptory, but were valued separately at the time of their seizure in 1308, Wetherby was then
returned as worth L120 7s. 8d. and Ribston, including the North Deighton and Lound, at L267 13s. The chapels in each case were simply furnished, but Ribston was
remarkable as possessing two silver cups, three masers, and ten silver spoons--more secular plate than all the other Yorkshire preceptories put together. At the time
of the trial of the Templars, Gasper de Nafferton, who had been chaplain at Ribston related certain cases in which the brethren had observed a great and, as he now
perceived, suspicious secrecy in matters touching admission to the order. And Robert de Oteringham, a Friar Minor, who gave evidence against the Templars, said that
at Ribston a chaplain of the order, after returning thanks, denounced his brethren, saying The Devil shall burn you! He also saw one of the brethren, apparently during
the confusion which ensued on this exclamation, turn his back upon the altar. Further, some twenty years before, he was at Wetherby, and the chief preceptor, who was
also there, did not come to supper because he was preparing certain relics which he had brought from the Holy Land, thinking he heard a noise in the chapel during
the night, Robert looked through the keyhole, and saw a great light, but when he asked one of the brethren about it next day he was bidden to hold his tongue as he
valued his life. At Ribston, also, he once saw a crucifix lying as if thrown down on the altar, and when he was going to stand it up he was told to leave it alone. As this
was some of the most direct and damaging evidence given during the trial the weakness of the case against the Templars is obvious.

Of the preceptors only two names appear to have survived, William de Garewyz was preceptor of Wetherby in, or a little before, 1293, and Richard de Keswik, or
Chesewyk, who was admitted to the order at Flaxfleet in 1290, became preceptor of Ribston about 1298 and still held that post in 1308 when he was arrested, with
Richard de Brakearp, claviger, and Henry de Craven, a brother in residence at Ribston.


Ribston Magna, or Great Ribston, as previously explained at Hunsingore, was twenty years after the Conquest acquired by Ralph Paganel, and from this early owner we
are able to trace the history of Ribston steadily forward through all the stirring vicissitudes of its semi-military reclusory to the fall of the monasteries in 1540. The
charters and documents preserved at Ribston Hall are, however, very numerous, and some of them (of exquisite calligraphy) yet remain to be deciphered. But from
such as have come to light I shall select those which appear the most important and interesting, as illustrating the turning points in the history of the manor from the
deposition of its pre-Norman proprietors to the foundation of the Preceptory in 1217, a brief century of the reign of that house, its temporary retention by the Crown, and
subsequent acquisition in 1323 by the Hospitallers of St John, to the general Dissolution as above stated.



The successor to Ralph Paganel or Paynel, who held Ribston, as narrated in AD1086, was Galfridus, or Geoffrey filius Pagani, * (as he is described by Dugdale in the
baronage), who in 1132 founded the Priory at Wartre in Harthill, Holderness, at no great distance from the Roman station of Delgovitia.

Much confusion has arisen with respect to these early Paganels. There were evidently two Ralph’s, the elder being son of William, the hero of the Conquest, and the
other son of Fulk, the brother of Ralph the elder, who was consequently uncle to the younger Ralph. Ralph the elder was probably only a boy when he came to England
with his father at the Conquest, and on the death of the latter inherited his possessions. This Ralph probably died about AD1130, as in the Pipe Rolls of the 30th Henry I
(1130 - 1) mention is made of his son William paying what was in fact the succession duty. Unfortunately the early history of the Paganels has never been clearly
worked out, although in a paper prepared by the late Mr Stapleton for the Archaeological Institute at York, in 1846, we have a very valuable and lengthy record of the
Paganels, but Mr Stapleton has not, for very obvious reasons, ventured to elaborate a pedigree.



This same Geoffrey Fitz-Paign was a man of great distinction in the time of Henry I, and among other of his pious benefactions was the donation of the Chapel of All
Saints, Skewkirk, near Kirk Hammerton, to Nostel Priory, in AD1114. His son William, surnamed Trussebut, was not less prominent in affairs of the time, and according
to Dugdale he took to wife Albreda, daughter of -------Harecurt, one of the co-heirs of Maude de Dover, and the said Albreda calls the “canons of Scokirk” her and her
husband’s own canons.



The arms and whence the name of this old Norman family were Trois bouts de l’eau, ie three leather butts of water, which appear on some of the seals etc.



In Yorkshire the Templars received many splendid bequests, and among the principal benefactors to the Order was the wealthy family of De Ros, who as I have shown
came into possession of the Ribston estates about AD1170. The family was settled in Normandy in the preceding century and joined the Conqueror in his determined
invasion of England. Contemporary with the Conqueror was William de Ros, third Abbot of Fecamp, who died in 1107, and whom Hildebert, Bishop of Mans, has
apparently with reason and justice commemorated in laudatory verse. Peter de Ros was living in Yorkshire in the reign of Henry I. He married Adeline l’Espec, co-
heiress of her brother Walter l’Espec, founder of Rievaulx Abbey, and left a son, Robert de Ros the elder, who is well known for his benefactions to the newly founded
community of Knights Templars. Everard de Ros, son of Robert de Ros, was like his father, specially charitable to the Templars, and Robert de Ros, surnamed Fursan,
son of Everard, by Rose co-heiress of the Trussebuts, built the castles of Helmsley (anciently called Hamelac) in north Yorkshire, and Werke in Northumberland. He it
was, too, who in 1217 gave “to God and the Blessed Mary and the brethren of the Soldiery of the Temple, my manor of Ribston, with the advowson of the Church of the
same vill and the hamlet of Walshford with the mills of the same hamlet,” etc. He married in 1191, Isabella, daughter of William the Lion, King of Scotland, and widow of
Robert the Bruce, and was one of the 25 barons appointed to enforce the decrees of the Magna Carta.

Dugdale in the Baronage wrongly ascribes the deed of gift of Ribston made by Robert de Ros to the Templars, to the first Robert, a mistake however which is corrected
in the Monasticon, where it is stated that this manor (Ribston) was given to the Knights Templars by Robert Lord Ros the second, or Fursan, in the latter end of the reign
of King Richard First, or the beginning of that of John.

The original charter of bequest (undated) is preserved at Ribston Hall, and is translated as follows:

To all the faithful of Christ to whom this present writing of Robert de Ros shall come Health in the Lord. Be it known to all of you that I by intuition of divine piety and for
the health of my soul and those of my ancestors and successors have given granted and by this my present charter have confirmed to God and Blessed Mary and the
Brethren and the Knighthood of the Temple, my manor of Ribston with the advowson of the Church of the same township and the vill of Walshford with the mills of the
said vill, and with all other their appurtenances and franchises and free customs and easements to wit with demesnes and homage’s, with free tenants and rents,
assises and villenage with woods and plains, with meadows and pastures, with ways and paths, with waters and mills, with pools and fishponds, with moors and
marshes, with turbaries and all commons, with free entries and exits in all things and places within the vill and without to the aforesaid manor of Ribston appertaining
without any withholding. As wholly as I ever held the said manor entirely with it’s appurtenances. To have and to hold to the aforesaid brethren of the Knighthood of the
Temple in pure free and perpetual alms as freely quietly and unburdened as any alms can be freely well and quietly given to any religious house. And this gift I have
made to God and St Mary and the aforesaid brethren of the Knighthood of the Temple with my body and in aid of the Holy Land in the East with all improvements, which
the said brethren in the said manors and its appurtenances shall make. And I the aforesaid Robert and my heirs the aforesaid gift with advowson of the aforesaid
church and all their appurtenances to the aforesaid brethren of the Knighthood of the Temple against all men will warrant acquit and defend forever. In order therefore
that this donation, concession, and confirmation of my charter may have firm effect I have strengthened it with the impression of my seal. These being witnesses,
Robert de Veteri Ponte, Martin de Pateshill, John fitz Robert, Brian de Lisle, William de Lisle, Richard Duket, Robert de Cokefeld, William de Tameton, William de
Barton, Walter de Soureby, Walter de Wildeker, Adam de Linton, Robert de Garton, and many others.

This deed is referred to in the Masticon and in the Liber Johannis Stillingflete, and was probably executed just before the death of the testator, Robert de Ros. Andrew,
Prior of Kirkham, Richard, Prior of Warte, (to 1223), etc witnessed a second (undated) deed of Robert de Ros, couched in much the same terms. A third attested deed
by William de Ros, son of Robert, is also preserved at Ribston, in which William “gives and confirms” to the Brethren of the Temple “all the manor of Ribston, with the
advowson of the same vill, and the hamlet of Walshford with the mill of the same vill, and the vill of Hunsingore with the mill of the same, and the vill of Cahale (Cattal)
and the lands in Copmanthorpe (Cowthorpe), which said lands and vills with their appurtenances the said Brethren have of the gift of Robert de Ros my father.” This
document is attested by the same signatures as those appended to the above quoted deed of Robert de Ros, and as the son William was of full age at the death of his
father it was most likely effected shortly after that event, or early in the reign of Henry III.

There is a strong probability that Hunsingore formed the first donation to the Templars, and that their settlement was first at that place, because in the deed of gift of
Robert de Ros it is stated that he gives and confirms to God and the blessed Mary etc, “totam villam de Hunsingore”, while in the other grant the manor of Ribston and
the lands at Cattal are described as “mine”. The possessive epithet, be it also observed, is not repeated in the deeds of William, and in the old Ribston Rent Rolls,
(hereafter mentioned), contemporary with the foundation of the Preceptory there is the suggestive entry: “Hvuiot pro custodia castri,” which, however, may refer to some
castle or keep on the river at Hunsingore, or to the temple at Ribston.

In the chapel are copies of the coat’s of arm’s belonging to the owner’s of Ribston from 1100 to the present day, these can be found on the ceiling.

There are two other interesting grants of this early period amongst the Ribston charters, namely, of the sisters Hyllaria and Agatha Trussebut before mentioned. The
first named died in widowhood at an advanced age, in 1241. Agatha married twice, first (temp Henry II) Hamo Meinfelin, who in 1195, conjointly with Robert de Buvelers
or Bullers, husband of Hyllaria Trussebut, rendered account of 300 marks for having the shares of the land of William Trussebut and Robert his brother. Agatha’s
second husband was William de Albini, who also pre-deceased her, and she died like her sister Hyllaria a widow in extreme old age. That she survived her sister is
evident, because in the 25th Henry III (1251) William de Ros, together with Agatha Trussebut, gave a fine of Fifty Pounds as a relief due to those lands, which
descended to them by inheritance upon the death of Hyllaria Trussebut. Hyllaria and Agatha Trussebut were, as already stated; sisters to Rose Trussebut, mother of
the founder of the Preceptory at Ribston, and both were liberal benefactors to that establishment. The two bequests were doubtless drawn up in the latter part of their
lives, and are framed almost in the same language. The following is a translation of the character of Agatha:

Know all present and to come that I, Agatha Trussebut, widow, in my legitimate power and free widowhood, have given, conceded, and by this my present charter have
confirmed to God, the Blessed Mary, and to the brethren of the Soldiery of the Temple of Solomon, having regard to holy piety and for the health of my soul and the souls
of all my ancestors and successors, all my part of the wood which is between Hunsingore and Walshford, which is called La Lunde, and all its appurtenances, without
retaining anything, as well as my land with the wood which is between Walshford and Ribston, called Errfittes, with all appurtenances, as well in length as in breadth,
without retaining anything, and all my part of the wood of Bradeford between Hunsingore and Kathale, with all its appurtenances, without retaining anything, save to my
men of Cathale common in that wood of Bradeford, if they ought to have it. To have and to hold to the aforesaid and their successors forever in free, pure and perpetual
alms, freely, quietly, peacefully, and easily, with all their easements and liberties belonging within and without, without retaining anything, as freely and easily as any
alms can be conferred on any religious house. And I, Agatha, and my heirs will warrant, defend and acquit to the said brethren and their successors all the said parts of
the woods and lands, with all their appurtenances, from all secular services, customs and demands against all men and women forever. And that this donation may
hold firm and undisturbed to the end, I have corroborated it by placing my seal upon it. These being witness: Ralph de Trihamton, Roger Bozon, Robert de Cokefeld,
Richard de Goldesburg, Richard de Wyvelstorp, Nigel Pincerna, Knights, Robert de Dauseford, William de Midelton, Elias de Blanchurst, Nicolas de siclighale, Thomas
de Hunsingore, and others.



Lund House stands south of the road, midway between Hunsingore and Walshford Bridge. Extensive traces of foundations of ancient buildings here testify to the
importance of this seat in remote times. This property did not come into the hands of the Goodrickes, as was the case with the surrounding estate, but after descending
through various owners to the Petres and the Stourtons was purchased by the late Joseph Dent, Esq., and re-incorporated with the Ribston property in the year 1843.
The name Lund is of Danish origin, and denotes a grove of trees where meetings for the performance of sacred duties took place. In Shetland, for example, there is a
Lund’s-thing, where a legislative body assembled in the open air near a group of trees, specially selected for such a purpose. When a person was tried for any
particular crime and found guilty, the multitude closed round him and he was formally sentenced, but if acquitted they opened out in a double line and he was allowed to
walk free to the neighbouring church.



The signatories to this important document were all men of note, and with the exception of Roger Bozon, all resident in the neighbourhood. Sir Robert Cokefeld was
Sheriff of York in 1231. Sir Nigel Pincerna of Kirk Deighton was a witness to a deed of the Plumpton family, circa 1274.



In the character of Hyllaria Trussebut she speaks of “brother Robert de Ros, my nephew,” from which allusion we may conclude that Robert de Ros had formally
entered the service of the Templars, not as a regular priest but as an associate of the first-class, admitted to the vows and bound to the Order in a military or political
capacity. Where he resided is not certain, but from a remark in the Chronicon de Melsa - Robertus ipse junior apud Rybstane Templarius est defunctus - we may
reasonably infer that he lived at Ribston. It is however hardly likely that he died there, or he would surely have been interred in the church of his foundation. His remains
rest in the Temple Church, London, and his tomb is one of the most handsomest and most perfect monuments of the period, as well as one of the oldest extant. It is
sculptured in Roche Abbey stone, which from its great age and high polish may easily be mistaken for bronze. The sculpture is 6 feet long, and is thus described by
Richardson (1845):

1 Referance Work Nidderdale and the Garden of the Nidd a Yorkshire Rhineland by

H. Speight 1894.

2 Referance Work Lower Wharfedale by H.Speight.1902

3 Debretts Baronetage of England 5th Edition. 1824
4 Reference Work The History of Temple Newsam by Weater 1889 Edition

Edited by Michael B Goodrick 2003.

http://www.goodrick.info/ribston_and_the_old_knight_monks.htm


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Robert De Ros

Peter De Ros, or Roos, feudal Baron of the lordship of Roos, in Holderness, temp. Henry I., is the first authenticated ancestor of this Surety. He m. Adeline, one of the
sisters and co-heirs of Walter d'Espec, lord of themanor of Helmeslac (Hamelake), or Helmesley, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, and had:

Robert De Ros, lord of Hamlake, who was a munificent benefactor to the Knights Templars. He d. about 1160, having issue by his wife, Sybil de Valoines (who after his
decease m. Ralph d'Albini:

Everard De Ros, Lord of Hamlake, who seems to have been very wealthy, as in 1176, he paid the then very large sum of five hundred and twenty-six pounds as a fine for
his lands, and other large amounts subsequently. He m. Rose, one of the daughters and co-heiress of William de Trusbut, lord of Wartre, in Holderness, East Riding,
1139, and, dying in 1186 had:

Robert De Ros, of Furfan, fourth Baron Ros of Hamlake, b. 1177, who, 2 Richard I, 1190-91, paid a thousand marks fine for livery of his lands, although only thirteen
years old. In 8 Richard he, being with the king in Normandy, was arrested, 1197, for what offence it does not appear, he was not yet twenty-one, and committed to the
custody of Hugh de Chaumont, but Chaumont trusting his prisoner to William de Spiney, the latter allowed him to escape out of the castle of Bonville. King Richard
thereupon hanged Spiney and collected a fine of twelve hundred marks--eight hundred pounds--from Ros's guardian as the price of his continued freedom.

Upon the accession of King John, this monarch, to conciliate him, gave Ros the whole barony of his great-grandmother's father, Walter d'Espec, to enjoy in as large and
ample a manner as Espec ever held it. Soon afterwards he was deputed one of those to escort William the Lion, King of Scotland, into England, to swear fealty to King
John. About 14 John, Robert de Ros assumed the habit of a monk whereupon the custody of all his lands and Castle Werke, in Northumberland were committed to
Philip d'Ulcote, or Olcott, but he did not long continue a recluse, as in about a year, 1212-15, he was executing the office of high sheriff of County Cumberland.

At the commencement of the struggle of the Barons for a constitutional government, this feudal Baron at first sided with King John, and in consequence obtained some
valuable grants from the crown, and was made governor of Carlisle; but he was subsequently won over by the Barons and became one of the celebrated twenty-five
appointed to enforce the observance of the Magna Charta, the county of Northumberland being placed under his supervision. He returned to his allegiance in the reign
of Henry III, for in 1217-18 his manors were restored to him, and although he was a witness to the Great and the Forest Charters of 1224, he seems to have been in
favor with that prince.

He erected the castles of Helmesley, or Hamlake, in Yorkshire, in Yorkshire, and of Werke, in Northumberland, and was a member of the Order of the Knights
Templars. He d. 11 Henry III, 1226-7, and was buried "in his proper habit" in the church of the New Temple, at London, where his tomb is yet extant. His effigy is
described by Gough, in "Sepulchral Monuments." as "the most elegant of all the figures in the Temple Church representing a comely young knight in mail, and a flowing
mantle with a king of cowl; his hair neatly curled at the sides, his crown appears shaved. His hands are elevated in a praying posture, and on his left arm is a short
pointed shield, charged with three water-bougets. He has on his left side a long sword, and the armor of his legs, which are crossed, has a ridge or seam up the front,
continued over the knee, and forming a kind of garter below the knee. At his feet is a lion, and the whole figure measures six feet two inches." See, also, Strothard's
"Monumental Effigies."

Robert De Ros married Isabel, a natural daughter of William the Lion, King of Scotland, and had by her:

William De Ros, lord of Hamlake Castle, d. 1258. Issue.
Robert De Ros, Lord of Werke Caslt, Issue.
Arms--Gules: Three Water Bougets, argent.
Posted by Wanda at 6:58 PM"

My Medieval Genealogy: Robert De Ros Knight Templar:
Wanda  Thursday, November 5, 2009
http://mymedievalgenealogy.blogspot.com/2009/11/robert-de-ros-knight-templar.html
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
"ROACH, or  ROCHE, a parish, in the barony of UPPER DUNDALK,
county of LOUTH, and province of LEINSTER, 4 miles (W.) from
Dundalk, near the road to Crossmaglen; containing 1426 inhabitants.
Roche castle is supposed to have been originally erected in the reign
of Hen. II. by the family of De Verdun, who were among the earliest of
the English settlers in this part of Ireland. In the parliamentary war it
was held for the king, but in 1649 it was taken and partly demolished
by the forces of Cromwell. The castle is situated on a rock, to the
shape of which the buildings were conformed so as to include its
entire summit; the area enclosed by the ramparts is of an irregular
semicircular form, and the front, which forms the chord of the segment,
is 85 feet in length; at the opposite extremity are the ruins of a keep
with a sallyport and circular towers, apparently the oldest portion of. the
buildings. An extensive view of the surrounding country is obtained
from the castle, which in itself forms one of the most striking features
in the neighbourhood. The parish comprises, according to the
Ordnance survey, 3305¼ statute acres of tolerably good land, mostly in
tillage; it is bounded on the south by the river Creggan, or Castletown,
and contains Roach, the former residence of Mr. Reilly; and
Shortstones, the neat residence of Robt. Bailie, Esq. It is a curacy, in
the diocese of Armagh, forming part of the union of Baronstown: the
rectory is impropriate in John Pratt, Esq., to whom the tithes,
amounting to £248. 11. 10., are entirely payable. In the R.C. divisions it
forms part of the union or district of Dundalk".

Lewis Parsonstown - Tullyallen:Monday, November 23, 2009
http://www.jbhall.freeservers.com/lewis_parsonstown_to_tullyallen.htm#ROACH
COUNTY LOUTH  IRELAND GENEALOGICAL SOURCE
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Renfrew town hall
File:Renfrew town hall.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Chris Upson 2009-09-30
12:37, 25 March 2009 - Breadandcheese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Renfrew_town_hall.jpg
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Helmsley Castle
File:Helmsley Castle3.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
06:12, 3 March 2006  Asta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Helmsley_Castle3.jpg
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wark Castle
Wark: Wark Castle in 14th and 15th Centuries:
Monday, April 18, 2005
http://www.pastperfect.org.uk/sites/wark/images/14_15c.html
copyright of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
Countess of Salisbury leaving Wark Castle in 1341, taken from the Chronicles of the historian Jean Froissart
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Helmsley Castle walled garden. The castle dates from the 1180s built
on the site of an earlier stronghold. The buildings to the right are
residential apartments added in the 1500s.
Helmsley Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Graham Hale 22 August, 2010
({{Information |Description={{en|1=Helmsley Castle walled garden. The castle dates from the 1180s built on the site of an earlier stronghold. The
buildings to the right are residential apartments added in the 1500s.}} |Source=Geograph.org at http://www.g)
10:40, 19 November 2010  Lumos3
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmsley_Castle
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Helmsley Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
({{Information |Description =Helmsley Castle |Source =[http://flickr.com/photos/xerones/ Michael Wilson] |Date
=January 10, 2006 |Author =Michael Wilson |Permission =CCBY |other_versions = ''none'' |}})
11:42, 5 April 2007 FlickreviewR
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmsley_Castle
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Helmsley Castle, slighted keep
This is a work in progress.
All information is speculative.
SALSBIZ.COM 2011
Ross line - 2