Robert Fitz Aelen and the Swynnertons of Staffordshire, England
Robert Fitz Aelen [a] b abt 1142, of Staffordshire, England. The identity of his wife is not known.
Child of Robert Fitz Aelen was:
a. Probably grandson or nephew of another Robert Fitz Aelen, he held 3 1/3 fees of the Baron of Stafford in 1166.
b. He witnessed a charter of Hervey Bagot in 1185-90, and in 1199, he was in litigation with a neighbor concerning a stang which he was accused of unlawfully raising in Swinnerton. In that same year, a claim was made against him for land in Hatton, which was not terminated until 1227. In 1212 he was a knight for Staffordshire, and in 1217, the sheriff of Lincolnshire was directed to restore his lands to him. He died before 20 Jan 1224/25, the date on which his widow Mabel was sueing her son, Robert, for her dower.
c. Probably the sister and heir of Robert de Swynnerton mentioned in their mother's suit above, she and her husband were sued for debt in Oct 1251. They were apparently both deceased in 1256-57, when their son Roger fined half a mark of gold to have respite of his knighthood.
CP: Vol XII/1[583-584].
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