A History of Red House • Chronology of Red House • Article by C.C. Lemprière (1924)
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1247 Members of the Ughtred family were accused of creating a monopoly of Scarborough trades.
1253 He was named as the King’s burgess of Scarborough.
1260 A Roger Ughtred was named as the mayor of Scarborough.
Robert Ughtred of Scarborough ( - 1311)
1287 He was recordred as being attorney for his uncle, Robert de Scarborough, Dean of York. He was bound to the Archbishop for £30 after supporting the Dean’s followers when they attacked the chapter of York.
1290 Robert and his brother John were excommunicated when, as executors of Robert de Scarborough’s will, they came into conflict with the Church.
c1291 He married Isabel, daughter and eventual heir of Robert of Steeton.
1294 He was assessor for collection of one tenth of West Riding.
1295 He helped deliver Banburgh Castle to its new constable.
1296 - 1301 He served with Edward I in campaigns against the Scots:
1296 The English sacked Berwick. Battle of Dunbar (English victory).
1299 He was Sheriff of Yorkshire.
1297 William Wallace killed the English Sheriff of Lanarkshire. A Scottish rebellion followed. Battle of Stirling Bridge (Scottish victory). The Scots invaded Northumberland and Cumberland.
1298 Edward I moved his administration to York and invaded Scotland. Battle of Falkirk (English victory).
1299 The Scots took Stirling Castle.
1300 Edward campaigned unsuccessfully in Scotland and made a truce with the Scots.
1301 There were further English campaigns which resulted in the securing of Scottish lands south of the Forth.
1300 He was granted free warren in his demesne lands of Kilnwick Percy and Moor Monkton.
1301 - 1308 Several times he arrayed men in Yorkshire and took them to service with King Edward in Scotland.
1307 He was Knight of the Shire of Yorkshire and sat in Parliament which met at Northampton.
1309 He was named to assess and levy one 25th of the West Riding.
1311 At the time of his death he held extensive lands including the manors of Moor Monkton and Scagglethorpe. Later his wife married Sir William of Ingmanthorpe (near Wetherby).
Sir Thomas Ughtred (1292 - 1365)
1314 He went to Scotland to secure the release of William, Lord Latimer, who was captured at Bannockburn.
1319 He commanded Yorkshire troops serving against the Scots and was present at the siege of Berwick where he was captured and released on ransom. Later, he was accused of robbery and assault - he admitted certain debts.
1320 He was Knight of the Shire of Yorkshire in Parliament (also in 1330 and 1332).
1321 He was Warden of Scarborough Castle.
1322 Keeper of Pickering Castle the tenants of which had supported Thomas Earl of Lancaster. Ughtred was named to arrest supporters of Lancaster who led a rebellion against Edward II over the promotion of the Dispenser family. Lancaster was beaten at the Battle of Boroughbridge and was later executed.
1323 He was given the care of the Manor of Bentley while the heir was in minority.
1324 After being summoned to Great Council of Westminster, he was ordered to raise troops in the East Riding after Charles IV of France had invaded Gascony. He was later ordered to take troops to Portsmouth for Service in Gascony.
1325 He was ordered to arrest Sir Geoffrey Upsale and others.
1328 He married Margaret, daughter of Brian Burdon of Kexby. Burdon’s widow, Isabel, was formerly married to John Ughtred (d. 1298) brother of Robert Ughtred, Thomas’ father.
1331 Ughtred himself was arrested and imprisoned in York Castle after being accused, with others, of the murder of Edmund Darel.
1332 He joined Edward Balliol in his invasion of Scotland with the “Disinherited Lords” and was present at the Battle of Dupplin Moor in which the Scots were defeated. He held the bridge at Roxburgh. Ughtred was granted the Barony of Bonkill (Bunkle), Co. Berwick by Balliol (now King of Scotland). He also received a house in Berwick called “le Wyt halle”.
1333 He was present at the Siege of Berwick and probably the Battle of Halidon Hill where the English defeated a Scottish army trying to relieve Berwick. Consequently Berwick fell to the English.
1334 Balliol sent Ughtred to Edward III asking for help in Scotland. Ughtred was granted licence to impark his woods at Kexby and elsewhere.
1335 He was appointed Admiral of the Fleet in the North of England. He was pardoned of all forest offences. He held the barony of Innerwick, Co. Haddington
1337 He was made commander to treat with keepers of Scottish Castles occupied by the English. He became keeper of the town of Perth and Master of the King’s galley at Hull.
1338 The King granted him a house in York.
1339 Ughtred was forced to surrender Perth to the Scots who were under the command of William Douglas. For the garrison at Perth he was paid £550 quarterly. After the fall of Perth, Ughtred claimed the King (Edward III) owed him £1,843 4s 6¾d. This claim and his actions at Perth were criticised.
1340 He went to Flanders and took part in the siege of St. Omer under Robert of Artois. He distinguished himself when repulsing the French. The Battle of Sluys (English victory).
1341 He was ordered to survey and report on the repairs to Scarborough Castle. After being summoned to Parliament, he was made Lord Ughtred and, consequently, gained a licence to crenellate his dwellings at Kexby and Moor Monkton (Red House).
1346 He fought at the Battle of Crècy (English victory) serving in the retinue of the Earl of Warwick. He also took part in the siege of Calais.
1347 Calais surrendered. He gained licences of free warren at Kexby and Colton, and also a fair and market at Kexby.
1351 As he was serving abroad with the King, Ughtred was excused duties as the keeper of the peace and justice in the East and North Ridings.
1352 He was summoned to the Great Council.
1358 - 60 He served abroad with the King and was made a Knight of the Garter about this time.
1365 He died and was buried in Catton Church. Margaret reportedly survived him.
Thomas Ughtred (1329 - 1401)
Known as Thomas Ughtred, knight, the younger. His first wife, named Katherine, died before him.
1344 Knight of the Shire for Yorkshire.
1364 He was engaged in lawless raiding and ravaging but was pardoned many indictments for robberies.
1365 He succeeded his father but was never summoned to Parliament.
1366 He wrote to King Edward III from Lochmaben Castle about an interview with the King of Scotland for the division of Annandale.
1376 - 1379 He was Keeper of Lochmaben Castle.
1379 He was collector of a subsidy in East Riding.
1391 His second marriage took place to Idonea, widow of Edmund de Sandford of Askham and Asby, Westmoreland, daughter and heir of Thomas L’Englys.
1397 His name appeared in a lawsuit with the Abbot of Saint Mary’s, York.
1399 Commander of array in Yorkshire.
1401 He died and was buried in the Friars Minor, York next to his first wife, Katherine. At the time of his death he held lands in Kexby, Moor Monkton, Scagglethorpe, Kilnwick Percy, Colton and elsewhere.
William Ughtred (d.1398)
Son of Thomas and Katherine (1st Wife).
His wife’s name is unknown and he was buried at Catton.
Thomas Ughtred (1384 - 1411)
Son of William above. Sometime before 1398 he married Margaret, daughter of Piers de Mauley the sixth.
1405 Given seisin of his lands.
1411 He died and was buried in the Franciscan Friary, Scarborough.
1466 Margaret died.
Sir Robert Ughtred ( - 1472)
He had 2 brothers Thomas and James, and a sister, Margaret, who married Richard Aske of Aughton, Yorkshire. Sometime before 1429 he was knighted.
1429 He was appointed Commander of the array in the East Riding.
1432 Knight of the Shire for Yorkshire.
1434 He was ordered not to help those who were breaking the peace.
1435 Chosen to elect 2 knights to represent the county.
1436 He assessed taxes in Yorkshire and conducted, with others, an inquiry into fraud and customs evasion.
1437 Ordered to arrest the King’s enemies.
1438 Appointed to hold an enquiry in York.
1439 Escheator in Yorkshire.
1440 Appointed to arrest malefactors in Yorkshire.
1441 Appointed to enforce the statute of Henry VI in the ports and creeks of England.
1446 - 1447 Sheriff of Yorkshire and Constable of York Castle.
c1447 He was made a King’s Knight of the Household.
1450 Appointed to assess arms and wealth in Yorkshire.
1472 He died and was buried in the Franciscan Friary in York.
1487 His widow Joan was buried in the same place.
Sir Robert Ughtred ( - 1487)
He had two brothers, George and James (died before 1494) and a sister Anne who was admitted to the Corpus Christi Guild of York.
He married Katherine, daughter of Sir William Eure of Stokesley, Yorkshire.
Their first son, Robert died before 1487. Also there were two other sons, Christopher and Anthony, and a daughter Eleanor.
1475 He was granted confirmation of a charter.
1487 He died and was buried in the Franciscan Friary in York.
Sir Henry Ughtred (1477 - 1510)
Grandson of Sir Robert (above).
1503c Married Agnes, daughter of Sir Marmaduke Constable of Flamborough.
1503 Admitted, with his wife, into the Guild of Corpus Christi, York.
1507 Entered into an agreement with William Fairfax, serjeant at law, for the marriage of his son Robert to Fairfax’s daughter, Elizabeth. In return of payment of 400 marks from Fairfax, Henry would alot an estate which included property in Moor Monkton worth 40 marks a year.
Granted, with Marmaduke Thweng, the lands custody of the lands of Henry Grey.
1509 He received a pardon.
He was present at the coronation of Henry VIII.
1510He died and was buried in the Franciscan Priory in York.
1516c Agnes married Sir William Percy, second son of Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland.
Sir Robert Ughtred (1498 - )
1510c He married Elizabeth, daughter of William Fairfax of Steeton.
1511 A Joseph Ughtred was accused of assaulting Simon Robynson, Rector of Moor Monkton, in Moor Monkton church. Joseph was supposed to have been encouraged by Guy Wilstrop, of Wilstrop Hall, who was in dispute with Robynson over payment of tythes. Guy had burned the tythe crops of Wilstrop (part of the Moor Monkton parish) in the fields. Guy was held responsible for the destruction of Wilstrop village to make way for pasture.
1520 He sold his manors of Skagglethorpe and Red House to his great uncle, Sir Anthony Ughtred (above).
1521 He was in Wolsey’s suite on his embassy to France at the Calais Conference.
1523 He took part in the Duke of Suffolk’s inconclusive expedition to Picardy and Normandy. He was knighted on the banks of the River Somme.
1524 He was forced to convey the manor Kexby to Wolsey.
Captain of Guisnes.
1527 Pawned his best clothes to a Thomas Stevenson of London, a pastler.
He and Elizabeth admitted to the Guild of Corpus Christi, York.
1530 Received a pardon.
1536 During the Northern Rebellion, he was in Pontefract Castle when it was surrendered to the rebels.
He was present in the field with the rebels when they were promised a pardon by the Duke of Norfolk.
1550 - 1552 Teller of the change of coinage at the mint in the Tower.
1551 He was in France with the English Ambassador, Sir William Pickering. Pickering’s mother, Eleanor, was sister of Robert’s wife.
Their son and heir, Robert, was living in 1551 but did not survive them. Their daughter, Dorothy, and now heir, married John Constable of Everingham before 1564. He died in 1573 and she then married a John Derrick who was arrested and accused of bigamy. She died in 1601. Her son Marmaduke Constable died in 1585 and his son Marmaduke, then aged 8, became the heir.
This ends the Ughtred lineage.
Main source: The County Pedigrees