Philip Marmion, 5th Baron Marmion of Tamworth

Philip Marmion, 5th and last Baron Marmion of Tamworth (died 1291) was King's Champion and Sheriff. He was descended from the lords of Fontenay-le-Marmion in Normandy, who are said to have been hereditary champions of the Dukes of Normandy.

Sir Philip Marmion
Arms of Philip Marmion:- vair, a fess gules, fretty or[1]
King's Champion
In office
MonarchsHenry III, Edward I
High Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire
In office
20 July 1249 – 1251
MonarchHenry III
Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk
In office
9 July 1261 – 26 February 1262
MonarchHenry III
Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire
In office
24 December 1263 – 1265?
MonarchHenry III
Personal details
Spouse(s)1. Joan de Kilpeck
2. Mary (poss Cantilupe)
Parent(s)Robert Marmion
Juliana de Vassy

Career edit

Philip was High Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire in 1249, and of Norfolk and Suffolk in 1261, having also been summoned to Parliament in that year.

He served in Poitou in 1254, and was imprisoned when on his way home through France at Pons.

Philip was one of the sureties for the king in December 1263 and was one of his leading supporters at the Battle of Northampton in April 1264.[2] He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Lewes on 14 May 1264.

He died before 5 December 1291 when an Inquisition post mortem was held.[3]

Family and descendants edit

Modified Arms of Kilpeck borne by Sir Philip:- sable, a sword erect in pale, point in chief argent[4]

Marmion first married Joan de Kilpec,[3] daughter and heiress of Hugh (de la Mare) Kilpec, Baron of Kilpeck, by his wife Mazera, with whom he had the following issue:

  • Mazera,[3] m. Ralph de Cromwell and their daughter Joan (b.abt 1268) m. Alexander de Freville.
  • Joan,[3] (b.abt 1256) m. William de Morteyn but died with no issue.
  • Maud,[3] (b.abt 1262) m. Ralph le Botiller (Butler) of Wemme (son of Ralph Botiller and Maud Pantulph).

He married secondly, Mary (perhaps Cantilupe),[5] (Inq P.M. 1315[6]) who bore him:

  • Joan,[3] (b.abt 1284) m1. Thomas de Ludlow and, m2. Henry Hillary (-1349).

He also had a lovechild with a mistress whose identity is not known:-

  • Robert,[7][8] m. Isabel daughter and heir of Giles Fitz Ralph[3] having a single daughter, Avice,[8] m1. Eustace de Hardreshull and m2. John de Whitacre

Tamworth passed to Joan Cromwell, daughter of Mazera Marmion, and wife of Alexander de Freville, and Scrivelsby eventually passed with Margaret de Ludlow to Sir John Dymoke, in whose family it has since remained along with the title 'Champion of England'. Maud (Marmion) Butler was heiress of Pulverbatch, Middleton and Norbury.

References edit

  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Marmion, Philip". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

Notes edit

Philip and Lady Marmion's effigy in Scrivelsby church, Lincolnshire.
  1. ^ Bernard Burke (1884), Burkes General Armory (hardback), London: Burkes
  2. ^ Chronica Monasterii St Albini, vol. II, London: Longman, Green, Longmand, Roberts & Green, 1865
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, vol. III, London: HMSO, 1912
  4. ^ Joseph Foster (1902), Feudal Coats of Arms (hardback), London: James Parker & co [page needed]
  5. ^ Thomas Christopher Banks (1844), Baronies in Fee (hardback), London: W. M. Harrison
  6. ^ John Caley, ed. (1806), Calendarium Inquisitionum post mortem sive Escaetarum, vol. 1, London: Record Commission
  7. ^ The Knights of Edward I (hardback), London: Harleian Society, 1929 [page needed]
  8. ^ a b Charles Ferrers R. Palmer (1875), History of the Baronial Family of Marmion, Lords of the Castle of Tamworth, etc. (hardback), Tamworth: J. Thompson [page needed]

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