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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lord John Pykering & Mary Lowther

369392. Lord John Pykering & 369393. Mary Lowther

1385, John Pikeryng born in Killington, Yorkshire, England, s/o 738784. Thomas de Pickeringe Esq. & 738785. Katherine de Hodilston.

~1385, Mary born in England, d/o 738786. Sir Robert Lowther & 738787. Margaret Strictland.

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

8/25/1406, Thomas de Pickeringe who died, holding at his death the manor of Killington of John de Par, one of the lords of Kendale, by homage and fealty and for 6d. rent; it is worth £8; also the hamlet of Frethebanke of the same John for 6s. rent, worth 100s. yearly. John his son, aged 21, is his next heir; (S) CIsP, 7 Hen. IV, n. 27.

9/28/1406, IPM at Penrith, Cumberland. He [Thomas de Pikeringe] held half the manor of Birkby by the courtesy of England for life in right of Katherine his wife, of Richard son and heir of John de Hodilston, knight, by the rent of a red rose, annual value £4. He died on 25 Aug. John the son and heir of both Thomas and Katherine is aged 21 years and more.

11/1/1409, Release by William Sqwyer ... all right in the manors of Cukewald ... which he and ... John Lovell, John Pykering, Marmaduke de Thwent, ... had ... (S) Yorkshire Deeds, V2, 2013, P122.

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

11/28/1413, Commission to Wm. le Zouche, of Haryngworth, Lieutenant of Calais, ... John Pykering, ... to inquire into the amount of wool not sold at Calais.

6/12/1415, John granted and confirmed the said manors [Killington ... in Westmorland] to Peter del Hay, .... To have and to hold to them their heirs and assigns of the chief lords of those fees by the services therefor due and accustomed for ever. [John sold the rights to the manors in order to fund his military venture.] Yearly fees: Killington, 20m; Kirkby in Kendal, 12d., Aldhotton and le Blees, £10; Melthorp and Ulvay, 10m; Beethome in socage 2s. (S) Old Hutton, Barony of Kendal, V1, 1923.

8/13/1415, King Henry V’s force of 12,000 landing at the mouth of the Seine at Harfleur.

10/25/1415, Battle of Agincourt in northern France. [Documented by 3 eye witnesses.] The English longbows gave “a terrifying hail of arrow shot.” French estimate of their own dead of 4,000 would imply a ratio of nearly 9 to 1 in favour of the English.

11/12/1415, Yorkshire, messuage in Beuerlaco. John Cliff and Isabel have acknowledged the messuage to be the right of John Pykeryng, as that which he has of their gift, and have remised and quitclaimed it from themselves and the heirs of Isabel to him and his heirs for ever. John Pykeryng has given them 10 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, Yorkshire, CP 25/1/280/153, number 19.

3/22/1417, Debtor: Stephen Redmere, citizen and mercer of London. Creditor: John Pickering of Calais, and John Middleton, his servant. Amount: £143 5s.

10/12/1419, Commission to Wm. Bardolf, knight, ... John Pykeringe, to treat for a truce and mercantile intercourse with Philip, son and heir of John, late Duke of Burgundy.

Mary died before John.

1419-20, John died.

[––Inquests––]

3/23/1420, John Pickeringe held at his death the manor of Killington with the hamlet of Frethbanke, worth 20 marks yearly, of Thomas Par by homage and the service of 12d. yearly, as of his manor of Kirkeby in Kendale. James Pickeringe, his son, aged six years at the Decollation of St. John the Baptist last, is his next heir; (S) CIsP, 8 Hen. V, n. 82. James Pikeryng is his son and nearest heir and he was aged six years on the feast of Beheading of St John Baptist last (29 Aug. 1419). (S) Excheq. Enrolment of Inquisitions, n. 491.

5/18/1420, Order to the escheator in the counties of York, Cumberland and Westmoreland, to take into the king's hand all the lands of John Pykeryngwho held of the king in chief and was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death . (S) CFRs.

6/14/1420, Inquest at Kirkeby.

(S) BHO, Killington and Firbank, Barony of Kendale, V2, 1924. (S) Deputy Keeper of the Public Records, V44, 1882, P551, P613.

Child of John and Mary:

i. James Pickering (184696), born 8/29/1413 in Yorkshire, England.


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