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Thursday, July 14, 2011
11816976. Sir Richard de Thornhill & 11816977. Matilda de Fixby
~1240, Richard born in England, s/o §Sir John de Thornhill
& Olivia de la Mare.
~1245, Matilda born in England, d/o §Thomas de Fixby. 1249, Richard’s father died.
Richard built Fixby Hall.
Grant: Robert de Teleby knight to Richard de Thornhill knight, son of John de Thornhill 1 bovate arable in Teleby.
By 1254, Grant by Olyva de la Mare, widow, to Richard de Thornil, her son, of all her land in Galthorn namely all that land which she had of Geoffrey de Nevill and Mabel, his wife, in exchange for land in Culgarth, in accordance of a deed of quit claim which the said Richard has from William de Arci, the said Olyva’s son and heir. Witnesses, John de Lungvilers, … (S) West Yorkshire Archive Service, Yorkshire Archaeological Society: Clarke Thornhill of Fixby Collection.
1260, Chirograph: Registering of Quit claim Richard of Thornhill to Lord John de Sothill & others, before court Adam de Mirfield & others & Henry Walens Steward of Pontefract, claim to lands in Mixenden, Yorks.
1261, By William Chaumberlayn of Neuton, chaplain, to Richard de Thornhill, of parcels of land (specified) in Shitlington for life. (S) UKNA.
1274, Simon the Grave of Hipperholme, …, Richard de Thornhyll [Thornhill], … and John del Botherode give 20 marks for having the mill of Raastrik this year.
1274, Jordan de Schakeltonstal, Nelle de Wynter John Luvekyn and William son of Elkoe de Schakeltonstal, accused of taking a stag, remain under the surety of Sir Richard de Thornhyll until the next Court at Wakefield.
8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.
10/18/1274, Richard de Thornhyll, attended court at Halifax.
1275, Henry de Willeys clerk appointed the Earls receiver by his letters patent finds these pledges namely Sir Richard de Thornhill … Baldwin de Seyvile …
1287, Richard died.
(S) Foster’s Yorkshire Pedigrees.
·1236, John built Thornhill manor.
·1249, John died.
·By 1254, Grant by Olyva de la Mare, widow, to
Richard de Thornil, her son, of all her land in Galthorn namely all that land
which she had of Geoffrey de Nevill and Mabel, his wife, in exchange for land in
Child of Richard and Matilda:
i. John de Thornhill (5908488), born ~1265 England.