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Monday, September 5, 2011
15211408. Baron Hugh de Dacre &
15211409. Elizabeth Maxwell
1335, Hugh born at Gilsland, Northumberland, England, s/o 30422816.
Baron Randolph de Dacre & 30422817. Margaret de Multon.
Elizabeth born in Scotland, d/o §Alexander, lord Maxwell of
Scotland. (S) A Genealogical History, Burke, 1866, P152.
3/1339, Hugh’s father died; succeeded by the eldest son William.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England
[likely entering through Bristol].
Elizabeth 1st married to William Douglas, Knight of
Liddesdale. [Who had been earl of Atholl for a short time.]
1346, William Douglas captured by the English at the battle of
Durham [aka Neville’s Cross].
1353, William murdered while hunting by his kinsman and godson,
William, 1st earl of Douglas. [There was long-standing feuds within
10/8/1354, King Edward III took guardianship Elizabeth, widow
of William Douglas of Liddisdale, and ordered a restoration of her possessions.
In dower, Elizabeth granted the castle of the Ermitage [Hermitage] and the
valley of Lydel. If she should marry an Englishman, Edward granted the castle
and valley to them and their heirs. She was not, without the king’s licence to
marry a Scot.
7/1/1355, Hugh, vallettus to King Edward, married Elizabeth,
receiving her possession from the king.
1358, Liddesdale in possession of Hugh de Dacre and William his
By 1360, Hugh’s older brothers William and Thomas died,
succeeded by Ranulph. (S) History and Antiquities of the Counties of
Westmorland, V2, 1777, P63.
12/1361, Hugh’s mother died.
1368, Thomas Brown granted Ellen de Huyton … [Thomas having
obtained the property from Randle de Dacre] … remainder to Sir Hugh de Dacre,
10/20/1371, Henry, Lord Percy, requests a writ to the sheriff
of Lincolnshire to levy from the lands of Hugh de Dacre the £100 in which he is
convicted before the Wardens of the East March against the Earl of Douglas
[William], and to pay them to Lord Percy, who has paid Douglas himself. (S)
3/29/1373, Protection for one year for Hugh de Dacre, ‘chivaler,’
gone beyond seas in the king’s service in the company of the king’s son John,
king of Castile and Leon, duke of Lancaster. [Revoked 5/22/1373.] (S) CPRs.
2/13/1374, Pardon to Hugh de Dacre, ‘chivaler,’ of the county
of York, outlawed in the husting of London, … touching a plea of debt of 60s. (S)
1376–1383, Hugh summoned to parliament.
11/6/1375, Commission of oyer and terminer to Henry de Percy, ‘chivaler,’
… on complaint by Roger de Clyford that Hugh de Dacre, ‘chivaler,’ … and
others, came armed and in array of war to the castle of Naward [Hugh’s family
home] and the manor and park of Kirkuswald, co. Cumberland, … (S) CPRs.
1376, Hugh’s brother Ranulph died; Hugh his heir. 7/15/1376, Pardon to Hugh de Dacre, ‘chivaler,’ for the death
of Randolf de Dacre, his brother, … (S) CPRs.
12/1/1376, Hugh de Dacre, lord of Multon, summoned to
7/13/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.
1377, “Hugh de Dacre states that his brother, whose heir he is,
died seised of the manor of Dacre in Cumberland, … he died without an heir of
his body, … Hugh … as being Randolph’s heir and of age, but he was delayed for
a year, and in the meantime the keeping of the lands was given to Lord
Clifford. He asks that Lord Clifford might be charged with answering to him for
the issues received from his lands during this delay, as the law requires.” (S)
8/4/1377, Lord Hugh de Dacre
summoned to the 1st parliament of Richard II.
3/14/1378, “Grant: John son of Henry of Plesyngton to Sir Hugh
of Dacre, Lord of Gillesland and William his son -- the manors of Halton in
Lonesdale and Eccleston in Leylondshire …”. (S) UKNA.
2/18/1379, Commission to Roger de Clifford, John de Haryngton,
Hugh de Dacre, … Cumberland … to array and equip with arms all the men capable
of defending it. (S) CPRs.
1380, “Hugh de Dacre, knight. … Dacre requests an inquiry into
his claim to the office of chief forester of Inglewood Forest, …” (S) UKNA.
12/14/1381, Commission … to preserve the peace, with power to
arrest … to put down rebels with armed force … John, duke of Lancaster, Henry
de Percy, earl of Northumberland, John de Nevill of Raby, Roger de Clifford,
Ralph, baron of Greystoke and Hugh de Dacre, in the county of Cumberland. (S)
8/20/1383, Hugh de Dacre, lord of Multon, summoned to
10/6/1383, Commission to Henry de Percy, earl of
Northumberland, Hugh de Dacre, and the sheriff of Cumberland … (S) CPRs.
12/24/1383, Hugh, baron Multon of Gillesland died, buried at
Lanercost Priory, Cumberland. (S) UKNA, IPM.
(S) Origines Parochiales Scotiae, Anderson, 1851, P357.