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Friday, May 6, 2011

Sir Hugh de Lowther & Maud de Whale

 5910288. Sir Hugh de Lowther & 5910289. Maud de Whale

~1260, Hugh de Louther born in England.

~1265, Maud born in England, d/o §§Walter de Whale & Joan ?.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

1283, Hugh founded the Louther estate when he was granted a licence to make a deer park.

6/6/1284, Letters for Ingram de Gynes and Christiana his wife, staying in Scotland, nominating Hugh de Louther … attorneys … (S) CPRs.

By 1286, Hugh married Maud.

1287, Alice, daughter of Peter de Thrimby quitclaimed certain lands [including Lowther Hall] to Hugh de Louthre. (S) Lowther, The Later Records relating to North Westmorland: or the Barony of Appleby, 1932.

6/2/1288, Hugh de Louthre acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Barton, clerk, 8 marks; to be levied, in default … in co. Westmoreland. (S) CCRs.

4/29/1290, Hugh de Louthre and Robert de Morvill acknowledge that they owe to Robert, bishop of Bath and Wells, 400 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Westmoreland, York, and Cumberland. (S) CCRs.

By 1292, Sir Hugh the first of the family to be knighted.

1292-93, Sir Hugh de Lowther, Attorney General to Edward I and a Justice of the King's Bench. [Hugh represented the king and queen in court.]

10/1292, Hugh de Louther, as Attorney for the King, sued the Abbot of Shrewsbury. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire.

1293, Sir Hugh de Lowther, attorney-general of the King.

7/19/1294, Appointment of Hugh de Louther as senesch of the archbishop John le Romeyn’s lands. (S) The Register of the Archbishop.

9/1296, Hugh de Louthre the sheriff of Edenburgh, Scotland.

7/21/1297, To Hugh de Cressingham, treasurer of Scotland. Order to cause £179 4s. 3½d. to be allowed to Hugh de Louthre, late sheriff of Edenburgh, as he paid this sum into the wardrobe by the king's order to John de Drokenesford, keeper thereof, at Berwick on Tweed in September, in the twenty-4th year of the reign.

11/17/1297, Robert de Clyfford, by Hugh de Louthre, his general attorney in all pleas. (S) CCRs.

11/11/1298, “Debtor: Hugh de Lowther {Louther} [of Westmorland], knight.” (S) UKNA.

9/26/1298, King Edward I granted Robert Robert de Clifford Caerlaverock Castle and the lands of Sir William Douglas [in the process initiating a feud which would last a century].

6/1299, Hugh de Louther in the retinue of Robert de Clifford against the Scots. (S) The Lords and Lordships of the English West Marsh, Hall, 1986, Durham E-Thesis.

1300, Christiana de Musgrave in a case brought by Hugh de Lowther concerning rents in Killington and Great Musgrave (which Hugh won).

1300, Hugh represented the shire of Westmoreland in Parliament.

6/1300, Hugh de Louther recruited in Westmoreland 742 of 1000 men required to enlist for the summer campaigns against the Scots. (S) The Lords and Lordships of the English West Marsh, Hall, 1986, Durham E-Thesis.

1300, Siege of Caerlaverock castle in Scotland.

3/6/1301, Commission of oyer and terminer to ... and Hugh de Louther, ... at Lupton, co. Westmoreland, ... (S) CPRs.

1301, Sir Hugh de Lowther Knight of the Shire for Cumberland.

3/24/1304, Commission of oyer and terminer to ... and Hugh de Louther ... (S) CPRs.

12/8/1304, Commission of oyer and terminer to Hugh de Louther, ... Co. York, ... (S) CPRs.

1305, Hugh de Lowther, knight of the shire for Westmoreland (Parl. Writs). (S) Notes and Queries, London, 10/13/1383, P281.

1305, Hugh a justice itinerant and escheater on the north side of the Trent.

1306, Sir Hugh de Lowther Knight of the Shire for Cumberland.

2/14/1307, ... record of Hugh de Louther and John de Wygton, justices appointed to deliver that gaol [Carlisle] ... (S) CPRs.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

3/4/1308, Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Insula, Hugh de Louther, ... co. York. (S) CPRs.

6/1/1308, Commission to Hugh de Louthere, … inquisition at Carlisle … Castle of Skypton … (S) CIs Misc.

1310, “Hugh de Louthre (Louther), justice of the Bishop of Durham;” (S) UKNA.

12/16/1310, … the king commissions Hugh de Louther, … to hear the cases … county of Northumberland, and upon conviction to levy fines according to the gravity of the offence, … (S) CPRs.

1311, Bishop Kellaw of Durham granted to Hugh de Louthre and his heirs forever the right to have free warren in all the demesne lands of the manor of Thorpe Theules in the palatinate [not within the metes and bounds of the Bishop’s forest.] (S) Harvard Hist. Studies, V8, 1900, P61.

10/9/1311, Commission to Hugh de Louthre … enquire … persons who have usurped and appropriated lands … county of Westmoreland … (S) CPRs.

10/1/1313, Hugh appointed to a commission of oyer and terminer associated with trespasses by Walter de Faucomberge, but was “unable to act”. (S) CPRs.

10/16/1313, Hugh and 470 others pardoned by parliament for offenses associated with the death of Piers de Gavaston.

1314, The moiety of Simon de Alve of Lowther manor was possessed by Hugh de Lowther.

10/24/1314, Hugh de Louther, Justice of the king;” (S) UKNA.

1315, Hugh named in a request of Thomas of Lancaster to inquire into the death of John de Swinnerton. (S) Plantagenet England, Prestwich, 2005, P519.

3/6/1316, “Hugh de Louther, justice; … (S) UKNA.

3/28/1316, Commission de walliis et fossatis to John de Donecastre, Hugh de Louthre, … for the banks of the river Ouse, … co. York. (S) CPRs.

2/20/1317, Sir Hugh, of Whale, Thurmby, the manor of Lowther, and the manor and town of Widehope in Cumberland, died.

4/21/1317, IPM of Hugh de Louthre, alias de Lowther. Cumberland: Newton Reynye, held of the king in chief, by service of finding in the king’s Scotch war a horseman on a horse worth 40s., armed with corselet, iron cap, lance and sword, remaining for 40 days with the king’s body. Hugh his son, aged 30 and more, is his next heir. Westmoreland: Louther. 4 messuages … (S) CIsPM.

(S) The Great Governing Families of England, Sanford, 1865, P55. (S) Hist. and Antiq. of Cumberland, Jefferson, 1842, P370.

Child of Hugh and Maud:

i. Hugh de Lowther (2955144), born 1287 in England.

ii. Thomas de Louther, born ? in England.

12/15/1330, Thomas appointed a judge of the King’s Bench. (S) Legal Observer, V26, 1843, P442.

1331, Thomas appointed Chief Justice of the King’s Bench in Ireland.

1363, Thomas died, his son Thomas his heir.

(S) Reigns of Edward I, … V3, Foss, 1851, P457.


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