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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bell 184696 & 184697

184696. Sir James Pickering & 184697. Margaret Lascells {Bell}

1419, James born in Killington, England, heir & s/o 369392. James Pickering & 369393. Mary Lowther.

~1430, Margaret “Lasselles” born in Escryck [Ascrigg], England.

By 1441, James knighted.

Sir James of Ellerton, East Riding, Yorkshire.

1447, James M.P. for Yorkshire.

1449-50, James Sheriff of Yorkshire. (S) The Paston Letter, Davis, P63.

1453, Sir James denounced as a prominent rioter with Ralph Neville. (S) King and Country, Griffiths, 1991, P327.

5/22/1455, James fought with the Yorkists at the 1st battle of St. Albans, considered the 1st battle of the War of the Roses against an army of King Henry VI [who was captured].

1459, James attained for his Yorkist support.

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, James died on the losing side at the battle of Wakefield. “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.”

Bef. 1/31/1469, Margaret married 2nd William Colyngbourn.

Margaret married 3rd Geoffrey Franke.

1481, Margaret and Geoffrey granted a papal dispensation to marry, being related in the 3rd degree.

11/17/1499, Margaret died.

(S) The Hist. and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland, Nicolason, 1777, P263. (S) Visitation of Yorkshire, Fowler, 1881, P250.

Child of James and Margaret:

i. James Pickering (92348), born ~1455 in England.

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