~1220, William, eldest s/o 47279452. Roger de Samlesbury & 47279453. Margaret fitz Oseber.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
~1225, Avina, d/o §§William de Notton, Lord of Breightmet in Bolton-le-Moors & Cecily de Barton.
1227, William’s father died.
1227, William gave 10 marks to Edward de Brockholes for his claim on half of Samlesbury.
11/18/1241, John de Harwood held the half plough-land of William de Samlesbury, for he called upon his mesne lord to acquit him of the suit at the court of Manchester required by Thomas Grelley. (S) Final Concords for Lancashire, Pt1, 1899, no.95.
~1245, William married Avina.
1246, Business of the Eyre—the Common Pleas … Are 16 acres in Samlesbury free alms belonging to Samlesbury Church or the lay fee of William de Samlesbury? (S) Lancashire Assize Rolls, 1903.
1246, William de Samlesbury came to an agreement with his brothers Robert, Adam and James [another brother Roger being then recently deceased.]
Bef. 1250, The manor of Walton-le-Dale vested in the persons of Richard de Alston and Henry de Whalley son of Geoffrey the elder, Dean of Whalley, as free tenants as to one-fourth part of the manor of William de Samlesbury.
1252, Margery, d/o Roger Gernet & Quenilda de Kirkdale, [Quenilda dying that year] a tenant of William de Samlesbury. (S) Hist. of Lancaster, V3, 1907, Formby.
1256, William died.
Avina getting Breightmet as her dower.
1256-57, Avice who was wife of William de Samlesbury owes 2 marks for having a writ. (S) Lancashire Assize Rolls, 1903, m.18.d.
(S) Samlesbury & Over Darwen, A Hist. of the Co. of Lancaster, V6, 1911. (S) Breightmet & Harwood, A Hist. of the Co. of Lancaster, V5, 1911.
· 1212, Sir William de Notton, lord of Breightmet. (S) The Chartulary of Cockersand Abbey, V2, Pt2, P729.
· Cecily d/o §§Augustin de Breightmet & Edith de Barton.
Children of William and Avina:
i. Margery de Samlesbury, born ~? in England.
Margery 1st married William de Clifton.
Margery married 2nd to Richard de Clifton, s/o William [her step-son].
4/23/1257, Betw. Robert de Hampton and Mary his wife, plaintiffs, … the manors of Clifton, Westby and Plumton, which Robert and Margery claimed to be reasonable dower of Margery, which Richad de Clifton, son and heir of William, formerly the husband of the said Margery, dowered her at the church door. (S) Final Concords of Lancaster, 1899, P130.
Bef. 7/1267, Margery died without issue.
ii. Cecily de Samlesbury, born ~? in England.
Bef. 4/13/1259, Cecily married to John de Ewyas.
1302, Breightmet, which was brought to the family by Avina (23639727) held by Sir Robert de Holland and Sir John Deuias, the respective husbands of Elizabeth and Cecily, younger sisters of Margery, in strict accordance with the terms of this settlement, and was then held by military service for the one-eighth part of a knight's fee. (S) Final Concords for Lancashire, Pt1, 1899, (fn.10.)
Aft. 1311, Cecily died.
iii. Elizabeth de Samlesbury (11819863), born ~1255 in England.