Robert de Ufford

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He had interests in Ufford, Suffolk, by 1255 or 1256. He was i n Wales with Edward, the King’s son, October, 1257, and was wit h him at Boulogne-sur-Mer in January 1263/64. Having gone to Ir eland on the Prince’s affairs in September, 1268, he was made ju sticiar there in 1268-1269, and again from June 17, 1276, to No vember, 1281, when he was replaced being”so affected by infirmit y that he cannot attend the office.” It is said that he erecte d the castle of Roscommon because Hugh O’Connor, King of Connaug ht, was ill, and was therefore unable to give the English battl e or prevent the erection. In 1277, he received instructions t o introduce English laws into Ireland. When charged by the Kin g with stirring up dissensions among the Irish, he is said to ha ve replied that “to save the King’s coffers, and to keep the pea ce, he thought it expedient to wink at one knave cutting off ano ther. ‘Whereat the King smiled, and bade him return to Ireland’ .”