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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sir William Harrington & Margaret Neville

369284. Sir William Harrington & 369285. Margaret Neville  

~1370, William Haryngton born in England, s/o 1477482. Sir Nicholas Harrington & 1477483. Isabel English.

~1370, Margaret born in England, d/o 738570. Sir Robert de Nevill & 738571. Anne de Tunstall.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

By 1390, William married Margaret.

[Background of how William likely came to be the King’s banner-bearer by 1413.]

1392, Commitment to William de Haryngton of the county of Cumberland … of the keeping of a toft … in Allerdale, co. Cumberland, … death of William de Hoton of Keldbergh … (S) CFRs.

1398, Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford [son of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster], and Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, to undergo a duel of honor. Richard II stopped the duel, and banished both men.

2/3/1399, Henry Bolingbroke, exiled in France, succeeded his father, John of Gaunt, s/o King Edward III.

7/4/1399, Henry Bolingbroke [1st cousin of Richard II] landed at Ravenspur; then proceeded through the Lancastrian lands in the north and took York. [Henry IV invaded while Richard II was in Ireland. On his return, Richard II was captured and taken to the Tower as a prisoner.]

[William was likely in the 300 plus knights that met Henry at his landing at Ravenspur.]

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

Bef. 2/8/1404, William’s father died, William the heir to estates in Westmorland, Lancashire and Yorkshire. [The family seat of Aldingham is in Lancashire.] (S) CFRs.

8/24/1404, Settlement on the marriage of Alexander son of John de Radclyffe son of John de Radclyffe and a daughter of William de Haveryngton. (S) UKNA.

5/11/1405, William Harrington given an annunity of 40 marks a year by the Prince of Wales [future Henry V]. (S) Hist. Castle of Halton, Beamont, 1873, P94.

3/22/1408, Warrant to make a valuation of livestock stolen from William de Haveryngton and tenants in Warton by John de Croft of Yelond, on the evidence of Thomas de Faghsyde … the case to be tried at Lancaster. (S) UKNA.

1408, William knighted.

11/15/1408, Commitment of the county of York to William Haryngton, ‘chivaler’, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff and keeper. (S) CFRs.

5/10/1410, Concerning Aldingham, Lancashire/Gleaston, Lancashire. The document mentions: Margaret wife of William Harrington (de Haryngton) / William Harrington (de Haryngton'), lord of Aldingham. (S) UKNA.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

4/9/1413, Coronation of King Henry V. Only 3 men of non-baronial rank received 8 lengths of scarlet cloth for the coronation: Sir William Harrington, Sir Thomas Erpingham, and Sir Gilbert Unfraville. (S) Henry V, Dodd, 2013, P56.

11/6/1413, Commitment of the county of York and the castle of York to William Haryngton, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff and keeper. (S) CFRs.

4/4/1413, Margaret’s father died. [Margaret eventual coheiress with her sister Joan to their neice Margaret, d/o their brother Thomas, who married Thomas Beaufort, Earl of Dorset and Duke of Exeter.]

12/16/1413, Grant for life to the king’s knight William de Haryngton, the king’s banner-bearer, of 100£. yearly … for the fees of his office … (S) CPRs.

10/1414, Willliam a witness at elections held to represent Lancashire in parliament. (S) Community, Class and Careers, Bennett, 2003, P23.

4/1415, Sir William invested as a Knight of the Garter. [‘Sable, a fret Argent, a Label of three Pointes, Gules.’]

5/7/1415, Licence for John, lord of Clifford, to enfeoff William de Haryngton, ‘chivaler,’ … castles and manors of Appleby and Burghan, co. Westmoreland, … (S) CPRs.

~1415, John, 7th Lord Clifford, wounded in the great tournament of Carlisle between English knights and Scottish knights. The tournament was hosted by Ralph Nevill, earl of Westmoreland. Sir John Clifford jousted with Sir William Douglas. Sir William Harrington jousted with Sir David Mynges. Sir Ralph Greystoke jousted with William Edmundson, esquire. Sir Christopher Curwen jousted with Halyburton (who as injured in the neck), and Sir John Lancaster jousted with Sir John Singeler. The English won the prize. (S) Trans. Architectural and Archaeological Soc., V4, 1896, P179.

8/1415, William in King Henry V’s force of 10,000 landing at the mouth of the Seine.

9/22/1415, William with Henry V at the siege-conquest of Harfleur.

10/25/1415, William bore the royal standard at the battle of Agincourt. [An important office within the English army, especially during the times when Kings were still present on the battlefield.]

11/20/1416, Commission to William de Haryington, ‘chivaler,’ … (S) CPRs.

1417, William in the forces of King Henry, returning to France. They first captured the city of Caen after a 2-week siege.

1417, King Henry captured Argentan.

1417-18, In a winter siege, King Henry captured Falaise.

12/20/1417, Thomas Conte de Salesbury, Henry Sir Fitz Hugh, John Cornewall, & William Harington, Chivalers, negotiated the surrended of Falaise. (S) Rymer’s Foedera with Syllabus, V9. [Falaise surrendered Jan. 2nd.]

1418, William heir to his younger brother John.

1418, a Royal Licence gave permission to Sir William Harrington to found a perpetual chantry at St. Michael’s church [Leeds] in recognition for his service to King Henry V, at the Battle of Agincourt.

7/8/1418, Order to the escheator in the county of Cumberland to cause William de Haryngton, knight, brother and heir of John de Haryngton, ‘chivaler,' to have full seisin of all the lands which the said John held … on the day of his death, as the king for 5 marks paid in the … (S) CFRs.

2/24/1419 at City of Rouen, France, Grant for life to the king’s knight William Haryngton, the king’s banner-bearer, of a fee of 100£. yearly in lieu of another grant … (S) CPRs.

1419, William wounded at the siege of Rouen, France.

1/4/1421, William Haryngton, knight, of the diocese of York, and Margaret his wife, noblewoman. Indults of plenary indulgence. (S) Lateran Regesta, V7, 1906, 237.

4/4/1421, William’s grant of 1419 of 100£. yearly renewed. (S) CPRs.

1422, Petitioners. Maud Clifford, Countess of Cambridge; Alice, Lady of Deyncourt; John, Lord of Talbot and Furneville; mayor and community of the city of York; ...; William Haryngton (Harrington), knight; ...; Thomas Clarell, esquire; ... the fixed bridge in Yorkshire called Turnbrigge, over a watercourse called 'le Dyke', is so low that vessels from the high sea and the city of York, Hull and the towns of Doncaster, Fishlake and other towns cannot pass without impediment. (S) UKNA.

4/22/1422, Commitment of the county of York and the castle of York to William Haryngton, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff and keeper. (S) CFRs. [William appointed again 10/1/1422.]

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

2/20/1423, Order to the escheator in the county of Derby … third part of the manor of Staveley, co. Derby, … to take the fealty of William de Haryngton, knight, Christopher Moresby, esquire, … and cause them to have seisin … (S) CFRs.

5/18/1424, Commitment to Elizabeth late the wife of John late lord de Clyfford, by mainprise of William Haryngton of the county of York, knight, … (S) CFRs.

1424-25, Fines paid for writs to the Duchy of Lancaster: … Sir William de Haryngton, kt., Sir Richard Molyneux, kt., Ellen, widow of James de Haryngton, kt., Nicholas de Haryngton, … (S) CCRs.

7/23/1426, Commission … to treat amongst themselves, and with the better sort of secular persons of the counties … for a loan or chevance to the king … William Haryngton, knight, York. (S) CPRs.

1/13/1428, William Haryngton, knight, of the diocese of Exeter, and Margaret his wife, noblewoman. Indults to the following to choose their confessor, who may as often as they please, after hearing their confession, grant them absolution. (S) Lateran Regesta, V8, 1909, 291.

10/3/1428, Commission of oyer and terminer … on complaint by Richard Chedder, esquire, that William Haryngton of Orchardesle, co. Somerset, knight, and Margaret his wife, … assaulted, beat and wounded him, his men and servants, … (S) CPRs.

11/4/1428, Commitment of the county and castle of York to William Haryngton, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff and keeper. (S) CFRs.

1429, Margaret coheir of her niece, Margaret Duchess of Exeter. (S) London Society, Hogg, 1880, P175.

7/10/1429, Order to the escheator in the county of York ; … inquisition …, showing that Thomas late duke of Exeter, long before his death, granted the whole of the estate and possession which he, the said late duke, had in the manors of Great Farneley … [13 manors], co. York, to William Haryngton,' chivaler,' and his heirs for ever, … of the inheritance of Margaret the wife of the aforesaid William … Margaret wife of William as a sister of the said Thomas son of Robert, and of John Langton, ‘chivaler’, as the son of Joan a sister of the said Thomas son of Robert … manor of Appilby, co. Lincoln … of the inheritance of the said John and Margaret wife of William, with reversion to the said John, and William Haryngton and Margaret his wife (in right of the said Margaret), and their heirs … (S) CFRs.

1/3/1430, Thomas Haryngton esquire, son of William Haryngton knight, to Cuthbert abbot of Coverham and the convent … Quitclaim with warranty of the advowson of a mediety of the church of Sedbergh in Lonesdale co. York … Witnesses: Richard Neville earl of Salisbury, William lord Fitz Hugh, William Haryngton, Thomas Tunstall knights, … (S) CCRs.

1431, Sir William held Hornby manor at one knight’s fee.

1431, Margaret, “sometime the wife of” John Gra, was with her aunt, the wife of Sir William Haryngton, knight, for a year or more at the manor of Brereley. (S) CPRs.

2/5/1433, Whereas by an inquisition … Thomas late duke of Exeter held … of the inheritance of John Langton knight and Margaret wife of William Haryngton knight, the kinsfolk and heirs of the said Margaret wife of the said late duke, to wit, John being the son of Joan one of the sisters of the said Thomas father of Margaret, and Margaret wife of William being the other sister of the said Thomas … the said William and Margaret his wife, and the said John Langton, were seised and, being so seised, in the life-time of the said late duke, made a partition of the premises between themselves … castle and manor of Horneby with their members, co. Lancaster, which were allotted to the said Margaret wife of William … John Langton, and William and Margaret have full livery … (S) CFRs.

5/10/1434, Commission to Thomas Dacre, knight, William de Haryngton ‘chivaler’ … [Cumberland] to make inquisition … (S) CPRs.

2/22/1439, Sir William died. [3/28/1439, Ralph Botiller appointed as king’s standard bearer.]


1439-40, Henry de Radclyf, … Thomas de Haryngton, esq., …, John Botiller and Elizabeth, his wife, …, Margaret, widow of William Haryngton, kt., Thomas Haryngton and John Haryngton, sons of the aforesaid William, and Alexander Radclyf, executors of the will of the said William Haryngton, otherwise called William de Haryngton, cousin of William, lord Haryngton, [executors of a cousin of this William] (S) Lancashire Fines, Pt3, 1905.

1445, Alexander Standish held 3 messuages … in Shevington of Margaret widow of Sir William Harrington.

1450-51, Heath Charnock in Hornby held by Margaret widow of Sir William Harrington.

1451, Margaret, Lady Harrington, died; seised of Hornby manor in service to the king as Duke of Lancaster.

7/20/1451, Writ of diem clausit extremum after the death of Margaret late the wife of William Haryngton, knight; Yor. (S) CFRs.

(S) Testamenta Eboracensia Or Wills Registered at York, Raine, 1855, P250. (S) Townships: Hornby, A Hist. of the County of Lancaster: V8, 1914. (S) Of Sceptred Race, Watson, 1910, P187.

Family notes:

·         There is also a William de Haverington [d.1397], of Bassingthorpe, Lincolnshire, with a son Thomas [b.1386.]

Children of William and Margaret:

i. Thomas Harrington (184642), born 1391 in England.

ii. William Haryngton, born ? in England.

William married Elizabeth ?, coheiress of Brisingham manor in Norfolk.

4/1441, To William Haryngtone, nobleman, baron, of the diocese of York, and his present wife, noblewoman. Indult of plenary indulgence. (S) Lateran Regesta, V9, 1912, 386.

3/28/1442, Commission to distribute money to the impoverished cities and towns in Lancanshire, William de Haryngton, knight. (S) CFRs.

iii. John Haryngton, born ? in England.

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