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Monday, May 10, 2010

Sir Thomas Harrington & Elizabeth Dacre

184642. Sir Thomas Harrington & 184643. Elizabeth Dacre 

1391, Thomas Haryngton born in Hornby, Lancanshire, England, s/o 369284. Sir William Harrington & 369285. Margaret Neville.

1405, Elizabeth born in Lincolnshire, England, d/o 369286. Thomas de Dacre.

12/1/1419, Elizabeth heiress to her father.

1419, Wardship and marriage of Elizabeth Dacre granted to Sir William de Haryngton. (S) Abs. of IsPM, V99, 1843, P140.

3/13/1420, IPM of Thomas de Dacre: Elizabeth, the wife of Thomas, son of Sir William Harrington, of Hornby, chivaler, was his daughter and heir, then aged 15 years and upwards.

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

1427, Thomas seneschal of the Hornby Court.

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, Thomas attended the King on a trip to France.

12/16/1431, King Henry VI, age 9, crowned King of France at Nortre Dame de Paris.

1432, Thomas M.P. Lancashire.

1433 in Aldingham, Lincolnshire, Thomas married Elizabeth bringing Heysham manor.

5/7/1436, Commitment to Thomas de Radclyf, knight, and Thomas de Haryngton, esquire, by mainprise of … Christopher Moresby of the county of Westmoreland, knight, … of the keeping of the manor and lordship of Nethirwyresdale, co. Lancaster … (S) CFRs.

1436, Thomas led 130 men to the relief of Calais and Crotoy.

6/15/1437, Roger Tempest of Broghton, …, bound in £400 to Sir Thomas Haryngton (of Hornby).

8/1/1437, Thomas de Haryngton and Henry de Halsll, the knights for the said county [palatine of Lancaster] in the said Parliament. (S) CFRs.

5/2/1438, Grant, for life, to Humphrey, earl of Stafford, … Thomas Haryngton, esquire, pay to the king … manor of Wiresdale, co. Lancaster, … (S) CPRs.

2/22/1439, Thomas’ father died.

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.

1440, Thomas of Brierley, age 40, succeeded his father; holding Horneby by 1 knight’s fee.

1440-41, Indenture: Settlement: Thomas Sayvell knight and John Sayvell his son and Thomas de Haryngton Esq, Thomas de Haryngton bound to Thomas Sayvell and John Sayvell in £2000 and Brian son of John Sayvell to take orders. (S) UKNA, DD/SR/209/111.

7/8/1441, Commission to Henry, earl of Northumberland, Thomas Percy, knight, Thomas Haryngton, … to arrest Thomas Malhom of Calton … (S) CPRs.

3/28/1442, William de Haryngton, knight, Thomas de Stanlegh, knight, Thomas Haryngton of Hornebe ; to distribute £39. 11s. 5d. ; in the county of Lancaster to the impoverished cities and towns. (S) CFRs.

7/9/1442, Thomas de Stanlegh, knight, and Thomas Haryngton of Hornebe, the knights for the said county [palatine of Lancaster] in the said Parliament. (S) CFRs.

8/26/1443, Thomas Neville knight to …, Richard Neville earl of Salisbury, …  Thomas Haryngton … Confirmation of their estate in all castles, manors, lands, rents, reversions, services, knights' fees, …  which were of Ralph late earl of Westmerland … (S) CCRs.

10/22/1444, Whereas Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland, … Thomas Haryngton, esquire, … were enfeoffed by Thomas Clyfford … of the castle and lordship of Skipton in Creaven, co. York … without licence … pardoned … (S) CPRs.

8/15/1444, Thomas Haryngton esquire, son of sir William Haryngton the surviving trustee of the Boteler estates, granted to Peter Gerrard esquire, … the manor of Crophill-Boteler … which sir William Haryngton and his feoffees had received by the gifts of sir John Boteler deceased.

11/3/1444, “Thomas Haryngton, esquier” named as an overseer of the will of his aunt, Agnes Harrington, wife of Richard Sherborne.

4/1445, Thomas traveled to France to escourt Margaret of Anjou back to England.

1445-46, Thomas knighted.

3/19/1446, Between Thomas Haryngton, of Horneby, knight, Richard Molyneux, knight, …, plaintiffs, and Isabella Shagh and Joan Shagh, daughters and heirs of John Shagh, deforciants of the manor of Elleston … (S) Final Concords for Lancashire, Part 3, 1905.

5/11/1446, To Thomas Haryngton’, nobleman, knight, lord of the castle of Horneby and the manor of Brerley, of the diocese of York, and Elizabeth his wife, noblewoman. Indult to have mass celebrated before daybreak. (S) Lateran Regesta, V9, 1912, 431.

1448, Thomas, High Sheriff of Yorkshire.

1448, Thomas taken prisoner by the Scots.

10/30/1449, Thomas Haryngton, knight, Cumberland, on a commission of peace. (S) CPRs.

6/1/1451, Commitment toThomas Haryngton, knight, … manors of Cresmere, … co. Westmorland, … (S) CFRs.

1/1/1454, Sir Thomas one of 4 knights summoned to a Great Council.

1454, Thomas, High Sheriff of Yorkshire.

5/22/1455, Thomas fought with the Yorkists at the 1st battle of St. Albans, Hertfordshire, considered the 1st battle of the 30-year War of the Roses. Yorkists against an army of King Henry VI. The Duke of Somerset, the Earl of Northumberland, Lord Clifford, plus about 50 other notable Lancastrians, were killed in the fighting.

1455, Sir Thomas witnessed the Foundation Deed of the Bosvile Chantry, primarily of Thomas Lord Clifford of Westmorland, and Isabella wife of Henry Langton, Esq.. (S) A Hist. of Cawthorne, Platt, 1882, P140.

11/4/1455, Commitment of the county of York and castle of York to Thomas Haryngton, knight, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff and keeper. (S) CFRs. [For 1 year.]

1456-57, Fines paid for writs to the Duchy of Lancaster: … Thomas Haryngton, kt., and John Haryngton, esq. (S) CCRs.

11/23/1458, Thomas traveled to castle Middleham to meet with the Earl of Salisbury and other powerful men. They agreed to support the Duke of York’s claim to the throne. On his return to Hornby, Thomas conveyed his estates to the Archbishop of York and other influential men; all of the house of Lancaster. [To prevent the loss of his lands if he was attained.] (S) Journal of the Architectural, … Historical Society, 1857, P83.

9/14/1459, Thomas wrote his will. (S) Testamenta Eboracensia, P249 [in Latin].

9/23/1459, Thomas at the Battle of Blore Heath in Shropshire. Lord Audley led 10,000 royalists as directed by Queen Margaret, and set up an ambush of 5,000 Yorkists led by the Earl of Salisbury. Lord Audley was killed and the Yorkist army won a decisive battle.

9/24/1459, Sir Thomas and Sir John Neville, pursuing Lancastrians, were captured at the bridge of Acton, Cheshire, by John Done of Utkinton.

11/1459, ‘The earl of Salisbury with Thomas Neville, John Neville, knights, sons of the said earl of Salisbury, Thomas Harrington, knight, … accompanied by a great multitude of people, numbering 5000 or more, arrayed for war … at Blore in your county of Stafford, … slew James, Lord Audley, and many other knights and esquires … be reputed, taken, declared, adjudged, deemed and attainted of high treason, …’ (S) Parliament Rolls, 2005.

1459-60, Sir Thomas escaped captivity.

6/11/1460, If any man aide or comfort those attained … ‘Richard late duke of York, Edward late erle of March, Richard late erle of Warrewyk, Richard late erle of Salisbury, Edmond late erle of Rutlond, …, Thomas Haryngton, …, James Pykeryng, …, Thomas Parre knyghts, John Bourghchier squyer neveu of the seid duke,… upon payn of forfaiture of his goodes and his body to prison.’ (S) CCRs.

12/21/1460, Richard of York was joined at the castle of Sandal by Thomas Harrington, Thomas Parre and James Pickering. A faithful Edward Fitzwilliam, held nearby Conisbrough Castle.

12/30/1460, Thomas was on the losing side at the Battle of Wakefield. Thomas was wounded and his heir John was slain. Thomas died the following day. “Amongst the Yorkist leaders who died was the duke himself, his nephew Thomas Neville, James Pickering and Thomas Harrington. Tradition has it the earl of Rutland was killed at Wakefield Bridge by Lord Clifford.” [The Duke of York’s son became King Edward IV.]


6/28/1461, Edward IV crowned at Westminster, beginning the House of York.

1461, Lady Elizabeth Dacre withdrew to her daughter-in-law, married to Thomas [who lived in Thornhill, Yorkshire]; her daughter-in-law Matilda Clifford, d/o Thomas, 8th Lord Clifford and wife of son John [also killed], remained to administer the estates.

3/11/1462, Elizabeth, widow of Sir Thomas Harrington, made a settlement of the manors of Tatham and Heysham; they were to descend to James Harrington, Robert his brother and Margaret, Joan, Anne, Katherine and Agnes, their sisters.

4/8/1485, Elizabeth died.

(S) Hunter’s South Yorkshire, ii, P402. (S) Testamenta Eboracensia Or Wills Registered at York, Raine, 1855, P250. (S) Townships: Hornby, A Hist. of the County of Lancaster: V8, 1914. (S) Annales Caermoelenses, or Annals of Cartmel, Stockdale, 1872, P484.

Family notes:

·         Robert, 3rd son, attained after the battle of Bosworth.

·         There is contemporary Thomas de Haryington, s/o James Haryngton, Knight, of Lancashire.

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth:

i. John Haryngton, born ? in England.

12/30/1460, John slain at the Battle of Wakefield. [Leaving 2 daughters as his heirs.]

ii. James Harrington, born ? in England. [2nd son]

3/29/1461, James, a Yorkist, fought at the battle of Towton. He received many estates from King Edward IV.

12/6/1468, James Haryngton of Hornby co. Lancaster and John Hodilston of Milum co. Cumberland knights, to the king. Recognisance for £2000. Condition, … they shall abide and fulfill the award of Richard earl of Warwick and Salisbury, the arbitrator chosen by them, touching the wardship and marriage of Anne and Elizabeth daughters and heirs of John Haryngton knight, and cousins and heirs of Thomas Haryngton knight deceased. (S) CCRs.

1485, James attained by King Henry VII as a supporter of Richard III.

James died from poisoning.

iii. Joan Harrington (92321), born 1441 in England.