- Born: Cainhoe Castle, Clophill, Bedfordshire, England
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: 1224, Clophill, Bedfordshire, England 863
Other names for Robert were Robert d'Albini, Robert Daubeny and Robert d'Aubigny.
~Cockayne's Complete Peerage, (St. Armand), Vol. XX, p. 296, as the father of Asceline and her brother Robert. 141
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 1403
At the time of the Domesday Survey, Nigel d'Albini held the manor of Cainhoe and the manor of Clophill; [V.C.H. Beds. i, 244a] these two manors were always held together and became known as the manor or manors of Clophill and Cainhoe. That of Clophill consisted of 5 hides, and had been held by two thegns, men of Earl Tosti, while the manor of Cainhoe was assessed at 4 hides and had been held by Alvric, a thegn of King Edward. The manor descended to Nigel's son Henry and to the latter's son Robert, who died in 1192, and was succeeded by his son Robert, who died in 1224: his son Robert enjoyed the manor for only a short space, as he died without issue in 1233, when the manor passed to his sister Isabel, who married first William de Hocton, and secondly Drew des Preaux.
~A History of the County of Bedford, Volume II, pp. 320-325
• Background Information. 1200
In the time of Edward the Confessor Ampthill was held by seven sokemen, who could assign and sell their land to whom they wished. William I granted the manor to Nigel Albini, of whom it was held in 1086 by Nigel de Wast. It was then assessed at 5 hides and valued at £4. The estates of Nigel de Wast subsequently escheated to the lords of the fief, but before the year 1219 Nicholas Poinz and Joan his wife had been enfeoffed of it [Excerpta e Rot. Fin. (Rec. Com.), i, 26]. They held a weekly market there for which they paid 5 marks to the king [Ibid.; Pat. 3 Hen. III, m. 5; 4 Hen. III]. Soon afterwards the manor appears to have again escheated, and Joan Albini, the daughter and co-heir of Robert Albini, was granted a yearly fair there in 1242 [Cal. Chart. R. 1226'9657, p. 274. It is possible that Joan wife of Nicholas Poinz may have been the same person as Joan Albini.]. The manor, together with property in Millbrook, was held by service of one and a-half knights' fees [Testa de Nevill (Rec. Com.), 250b]. Joan Albini died without issue, and her property was divided between her two sisters Isabel and Asseline [Plac. de Quo Warr. (Rec. Com.), 66]. The bulk of the Ampthill property went to Asseline.
~A History of the County of Bedford, Volume III, pp. 268-275