James Carew

#5701

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants

Major Life Events

     James Carew married Alianor Eilingham, daughter of James Lawrence and Eleanor de Welles.1

Family of James and Alianor Lawrence

Narrative

     James was also known as [Sir] James Carew.

Citations

  1. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

Robert Lawrence1

#5702, b. circa 1391, d. 3 April 1450

Relationships14th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
6th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
4th great-granduncle of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1371, d. 8 Sep 1439
MotherMargaret Holden

Major Life Events

     Robert Lawrence was born circa 1391 in Ashton Hall, Lancashire, England.2,3 He married first Amphilis Longford, daughter of Edward Longford [Esq.].2 He married second Agnes Croft of Dalton, daughter of Nicholas Croft, in 1429.4 Robert died on 3 April 1450 in England.5,3

Children of Robert and Amphilis Longford

Narrative

     Robert was also known as [Sir] Robert Lawrence.

     Robert was the fourth Squire of Ashton. In 1426 he purchased one-fourth part of the manor of Bolton.6

     It has been stated that Robert married Amphibilis daughter of Edward Longford, Esq. However, in 1429, he married Agnes daughter of Nicholas Croft. Upon his marriage to Agnes Croft he received lands in Middleton, Heysham, and Lancaster. Also in 1429 he was Knight of the Shire and in Parliament complained of trespasses at Carnforth.6

     Schuyler Lawrence also indicates that Robert's son and heir to Ashton, James, was age 22 when his father died in 14506 which would indicated that his birth date was 1428, a year before Robert married Agnes Croft. From this, since James was the heir and therefore the oldest son, one might speculate that James was a son by his first wife Amphibilis and the rest of the children were by his second wife. Perhaps Amphibilis died in child birth. However, this is not a known fact.

     Schuyler also indicates in his manuscript, The Lawrences, Squires of Ashton, Lancs. that there was a fouth son, Thomas, who died without issue. However, in his Communication to the Editor of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society he names only three sons as do other sources.

     Robert Lawrence who had (or claimed) the advowson of Warton Church held three messuages, etc. of the king in socage by 1d. rent in Warton.7

     In 1429 he complained that the men of Bolton had trespassed on his closes at Carnforth. Also in 1429 he was knight of the shire.6

     There is some confusion as to how many male children Robert had. Sir James and Robert are known for certain. Somerby also inicates that there was Nicholas who was the Nicholas of Agercroft who had a seven sons. Schuyler Lawrence indicates that this Nicholas could not have been the Nicholas of Agercroft as his descendants would have inherited the vast Lawrence estates. Schulyer also indicates that the children of Robert could not have had issue for the same reason. Also, Schulyer indiates another male child, Thomas, who had no issue.

     At his death in 1450, Robert held the manor of Carnforth of the king as duke in scoage paying 4d. yearly,8 moities of the manors of Scotforth of the king as duke in socage by 1d. rent9 and Middleton by rent of 2d.,10 four messuages etc. of Richard Molyneux and Henry Pleasington in Ellel in socage,11 lands in Bolton by rent of 2d.,12 burgages in Lancaster, lands in Skerton,6 and four messuages in Ashton of the king as duke in socage by a rent of 4d.5 He also held a moiety of the manor of Carleton of the king as his duchy of Lancaster in socage by 1d. rent13 and a moiety of the manor of Stavely in Westmorland which was formerly the sixth part of the manor of Kirkby in Kendal.14

Citations

  1. 4th Squire of Ashton.
  2. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  3. [S4734] "Pedigree Resource File", database, online http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9M8G-XYB : accessed 2013-07-22, entry for Sir Robert Lawrence.
  4. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, volime VIII, page 52.
  5. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.
  6. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.
  7. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 163.
  8. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 168.
  9. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 61.
  10. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 73.
  11. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 99.
  12. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 134.
  13. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volune VII, page 229.
  14. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 169.
  15. [S4734] "Pedigree Resource File", database, online http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/S15N-CQT : acccessed 2014-07-07, entry for Thomas /Lawrence/.

Amphilis Longford

#5703

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
FatherEdward Longford [Esq.]

Major Life Events

     Amphilis Longford married Robert Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence and Margaret Holden.1

Children of Amphilis and Robert Lawrence

Citations

  1. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  2. [S4734] "Pedigree Resource File", database, online http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/S15N-CQT : acccessed 2014-07-07, entry for Thomas /Lawrence/.

Robert Lawrence

#5704, b. say 1435

Relationships1st cousin 15 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
7th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
1st cousin 5 times removed of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants (#1)
Roger FitzReinfield Descendants (#2)
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1391, d. 3 Apr 1450
MotherAgnes Croft

Major Life Events

     Robert Lawrence was born say 1435. He married Margaret Lawrence, daughter of John Lawrence and Mary de Welles.1

Children of Robert and Margaret Lawrence

Narrative

     It is said that Robert and Margaret had three sons, Robert, John, and William. John and William are claimed to have left descendants by the Visitations heralds. Schuyler Lawrence claims that this is impossible as they would have inherited the whole of the Lawrence estates. Since these estates passed into the hands of femaile heirs, the children of Robert or his brother Nicholas could not had left direct heirs. This also is why Schulyer claims that this Nicholas could not be the Nicholas of Agercroft.

     Charles Franklyn, however, in his History of the Families of Paulet (or Pawlett), Berewe )or Barrow), Lawrence, and Parker indicates that there were only two children of Robert and Margaret, Robert and John, and that William was actually the son of John and has many descendants, including Isaac Lawrence who married Grisell Lawrence, daughter of Sir John Lawrence, Baronet, and sister of Robert Lawrence, the immigrant to Isle of Wight Co., Virginia. If this is so, then why didn't the Lawrence estates pass to this family? I have included the line here as indicated by Charles Franklyn in order in document this line from William. Nichols in The Herald and Genealogist also lists descendants of William.

Citations

  1. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

Nicholas Lawrence1

#5705

Relationships1st cousin 15 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
7th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
1st cousin 5 times removed of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1391, d. 3 Apr 1450
MotherAgnes Croft

Major Life Events

     Nicholas died without issue.

Citations

  1. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.

Margaret Lawrence

#5706, d. before 19 June 1516

Relationships1st cousin 15 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
7th great-granddaughter of Roger FitzReinfrid
1st cousin 5 times removed of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1391, d. 3 Apr 1450
MotherAgnes Croft

Major Life Events

     She married Nicholas Rigmaiden of Wedacre, son of John Rigmaiden.1 Margaret died before 19 June 1516.2,3

Children of Margaret and Nicholas Rigmaiden

Narrative

     Margaret and Nicholas had seven sons including John the heir, and two daughters besides Isabell who married Robert Lawrence, the last of the Ribbleton Lawrences. Other than John and Isabell, the names of the other children are not known.4

     Margaret died in 1516 holding forty messuages, etc., in Garstang of the inheritance of Thomas Rigmaiden, being a parcel of the manor of Wedacre. It is here stated that Margaret is the mother of John father of Thomas.3

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.
  2. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.
  3. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 317.
  4. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

Agnes Lawrence

#5708

Relationships1st cousin 15 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
7th great-granddaughter of Roger FitzReinfrid
1st cousin 5 times removed of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1391, d. 3 Apr 1450
MotherAgnes Croft

Major Life Events

     Agnes Lawrence married William Skillicorne [Esq.] (of Prees), son of John Skillicorne.1

Narrative

     The great-grandson of Agnes and William Skillecorne died in 1534 leaving four daughters; Johan wife of Thomas Chaydock, Elizabeth wife of George Linsage (Liversage?), Anne wife of Henry Marsh, and Eleanor wife of ____ Haughton.1

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 177.

Alice Lawrence

#5709, d. 14 August 1512

Relationships1st cousin 15 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
7th great-granddaughter of Roger FitzReinfrid
1st cousin 5 times removed of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1391, d. 3 Apr 1450
MotherAgnes Croft

Major Life Events

     Alice Lawrence married James Clifton.1 Alice died on 14 August 1512.2,3

Narrative

     Alice, widow of James Clifton, in conjunction with Cuthbert Clifton, next of kin and heir of James Clifton, granted to Henry Clifton, son of James, a moss called Westgrims in Clifton for his life.4 Schulyer Lawrence in his manuscripts indicates that Alice married Cuthbert Clifton.3,5

     The Victoria History also indicates that Alice's and James' great-granddaughter married Sir William Molyneux of Sefton. Schuyler Lawrence indicates that Elizabeth, daughter of Alice and James married Sir William Molyneux. Nichols in The Herald and Genealogist indicates that Elizabeth Clifton who married Sir William Molyneux was the granddaughter and co-heir of Robert Lawrence which would make her the daughter of Alice and James. So with all of these discrepancies, I will leave her as the daughter of Alice and James.

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.
  2. [S79] Kenan Lawrence, Manuscript, History of The Lawrence Family in England, Virginia, and North Carolina with Historical Sketches and Genealogical Outlines of The Lawrence Family in Connecticut, Maryland and South Carolina, 9 July 1964 Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.
  4. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 162.
  5. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

Elizabeth Lawrence

#5710

Relationships1st cousin 15 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
7th great-granddaughter of Roger FitzReinfrid
1st cousin 5 times removed of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1391, d. 3 Apr 1450
MotherAgnes Croft

Major Life Events

     She married John Boteler of Rawcliffe, son of Nicholas Boteler and Alice Radcliffe.1,2

Child of Elizabeth and John Boteler

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, pare 52.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 274.

Nicholas Rigmaiden1

#5711, b. 1448, d. circa 1496

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
FatherJohn Rigmaiden d. 1478

Major Life Events

     Nicholas Rigmaiden was born in 1448.2 He married Margaret Lawrence, daughter of Robert Lawrence and Agnes Croft.3 Nicholas died circa 1496.2

Children of Nicholas and Margaret Lawrence

Narrative

     Nicholas was also known as Nicholas Rigmaiden [Esq.].

Citations

  1. (of Wedacre.)
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 317.
  3. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.

William Skillicorne [Esq.] (of Prees)

#5712, b. circa 1430, d. before 20 February 1495/96

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
FatherJohn Skillicorne d. 1478

Major Life Events

     William Skillicorne [Esq.] (of Prees) was born circa 1430.1 He married Agnes Lawrence, daughter of Robert Lawrence and Agnes Croft.2 William died before 20 February 1495/96.1

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 177.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.

James Clifton

#5713

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants

Major Life Events

     James Clifton married Alice Lawrence, daughter of Robert Lawrence and Agnes Croft.1

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.

John Boteler1

#5714

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
FatherNicholas Boteler d. 1453
MotherAlice Radcliffe

Major Life Events

     John Boteler married Elizabeth Lawrence, daughter of Robert Lawrence and Agnes Croft.2,3

Child of John and Elizabeth Lawrence

Narrative

     John was also known as John Boteler [Esq.].

Citations

  1. (of Out Rawcliffe.)
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, pare 52.
  3. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 274.

Edward Longford [Esq.]1

#5715

Child of Edward

Citations

  1. [S79] Kenan Lawrence, Manuscript, History of The Lawrence Family in England, Virginia, and North Carolina with Historical Sketches and Genealogical Outlines of The Lawrence Family in Connecticut, Maryland and South Carolina, 9 July 1964 Virginia State Archives.

Agnes Croft

#5716

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
FatherNicholas Croft

Major Life Events

     Agnes Croft married Robert Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence and Margaret Holden, in 1429.1

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, volime VIII, page 52.

Robert Lawrence1

#5717, b. circa 1371, d. 8 September 1439

Relationships15th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
5th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
5th great-grandfather of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descent from Roger FitzReinfrid to Robert Lawrence
FatherEdmund Lawrence b. s 1310, d. 1381
MotherAgnes de Washington d. a 1406

Major Life Events

     Robert Lawrence was born circa 1371 in England.2 He married Margaret Holden circa 1390.3,4 Robert died on 8 September 1439 in England.3,4

Children of Robert and Margaret Holden

Narrative

     Robert was also known as [Sir] Robert Lawrence.

     Sir Robert was the third Squire of Ashton. He was Knight of the Shire in 1403, 1406, and 1414. In 1402 he was a commissioner to arrest sedition mongers. In 1403 he assembled knights and yeomen in Lancashire and brought them to the king to fight against the Earl of Northumbland in Scotland.3

     Robert Lawrence was escheator of the county in 1404 and later complained of disseisin in 1407, and it was alleged against him that Edmund had left no heir. He was made a knight and had a son and heir of the same name.5

     He not only inherited his father's lands and manors, but added to those estates in Ireland and the manors of Southworth and Dillicar in Co. Westmoreland.

     A considerable contingent from Lancaster accompanied Henry V in 1415 on a campaign that ended at Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War. John Lord Harcourt, bannert, took two knights, twenty-seven men-at-arms, and ninety archers; seven knights, James de Harrington, Richard de Kighley, Ralph de Stavely, Nicholas de Longford, William Botiller, John Southworth, and Richard de Radcliffe, and two esquires, John Stanley and Robert Laurence each served with fifty archers.6 A History of Lancaste Golf Club also states that Robert Lawrence fought against the French at Agincourt in 1415.

     In 1419 he was a commissioner to raise a loan for the King and in 1421 commissioner to bring 400 archers to France during the Hundred Years' War.

     He was knighted in 1417 or 1437 according to Schuyler Lawrence.3 I believe it probably was 1417 as he is referred to as Sir Robert Lawrence in 1426.

     Nicholas Hesketh died in 1416 leaving a son and heir Thomas who was ten years old. Later it appears that Sir Robert Lawrence was guardian. Thomas Hesketh died in 1458 and it is usually said that he married Sir Robert's daughter, Sibyl.7

     In 1426 Sir Robert agreed to pay Maud Wyresdale of Bolton 10s a year for her life for the fourth part of the lordship of Bolton with lands, etc.8 In 1429, Robert complained that the men of Bolton had trespassed on his closes at Carnforth.9

     Walter Strickland, receiver of the lordship of Kendal in 1439 accounted for £6 13s. 4d. of the arrears of Sir Robert Lawrence, late farmer of Ashton and Carnforth.9

     1440, Inquest taken at Burton … 18 Henry VI, before Walter de Strikland, esquire, escheator, by the oath of John Berwyk etc., who say that :Robert Laurence, knight, was seised of the manors of of Rauthesworth and Dilacre; by his charter dated Thursday next before St. Thomas the Apostle, 17 Henry VI (18 December, 1438), he granted certain messuages and lands in the vill and hamlet of Nateland to his son Thomas Laurence to hold for his life, with remainder to Robert's right heirs by virtue whereof Thomas became and stil is seised thereof. The premises in Nateland worth 10 marks yearly clear, are held of Thomas Strickland "chivaler" by service unknown. By another charter dated Friday next before St. Thomas the Apostle, 17 Henry VI (19 December 1438), he granted the manor of Dulacre to his son William Laurence to hold for his life, with the remainder to Robert's right heirs, by virtue whereof William became and is still seised of the said manor, which is worth 10 marks yearly clear, and is held of Thomas del Parre, knight, in socage, by service unknown. By another charter of the laste date (19 December) he granted the manor of Rauthesworth to his son Edmund Lawrence for life, with remainder to Robert's right heir, by virtue whereof Edmund became and still is seised of the said manor, which is worth 10 marks yearly and is held of Roger Petwardyn, esquire, in socage, by services unknown. Robert Laurence, esquire, his son, is his next heir, aged 40 years; Excheq.Inq. p.m., ser. i, file 167, n. 9.10

Citations

  1. 3rd Squire of Ashton.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 39.
  3. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.
  4. [S4734] "Pedigree Resource File", database, online http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9M8G-XYB : accessed 2013-07-22, entry for Sir Robert Lawrence.
  5. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.
  6. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume II, page 212.
  7. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VI, page 121.
  8. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 134.
  9. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 168.
  10. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, 'Underbarrow, Bradley Field and Cunswick', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 1 (1923) pp. 355-76.

Margaret Holden

#5718

Relationships15th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
5th great-grandmother of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descent from Roger FitzReinfrid to Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Margaret Holden married Robert Lawrence, son of Edmund Lawrence and Agnes de Washington, circa 1390.1,2

Children of Margaret and Robert Lawrence

Citations

  1. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.
  2. [S4734] "Pedigree Resource File", database, online http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9M8G-XYB : accessed 2013-07-22, entry for Sir Robert Lawrence.

Thomas Lawrence1

#5719, b. circa 1393

Relationships14th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
6th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
4th great-grandfather of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descent from Roger FitzReinfrid to Robert Lawrence
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1371, d. 8 Sep 1439
MotherMargaret Holden

Major Life Events

     Thomas Lawrence was born circa 1393 in Ashton Hall, Lancashire, England.2 He married Mabel de Croft, daughter of John de Croft.3

Narrative

     Thomas Lawrence was a Member of Parliament in 1435.3 In 1439, in addition to the estate in Yealand, he received lands in Natland, Westmoreland, from his father.4,5 In 1443 Thomas Lawrence complained of various outrages, Thomas Beetham and others came to kill him and they set his house on fire.6

     He was sheriff of Lancashire from 11th to 23rd Henry VI (1433-1445).7

     There is a contradiction in Schuyler Lawrences manuscripts concerning Mabilla Redmain. In Part IV of The Lawrence Family Record Series, Lawrence of Chelsea, Middlesex he indicates that this Thomas married Mabilla Redmain. In Part II The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs. he indicates that Mabilla Redmain was the wife of Sir Thomas Lawrence, 6th Squire of Ashton. I believe the latter may be incorrect. Schuyler cites Somerby as the source for this marriage and Somerby's pedigree is know to contain errors.

     Nichols in Herald and Genealogist indicates that this Thomas married Mabilla Redmain, daughter and heir of John Redmain of Yealand-Redmain, whose pedigree is in the Bodlien Library, Dodsworth, vol. 120.7

     Upon further examination of the history of Yealand Redmayne in the Victoria History of Lancashire I believe that Mabilla Redmain is actually Mabel de Croft also known as Mabella (possibly 'my beautiful one'), daughter of John de Croft of Yealand Redmain. A scrap of pedigree in Kuerden gives the descent thus: Adam (de Redmayne), daughter Elizabeth (who married Roger de Croft), son John (de Croft), son John (de Croft), daughter Mabel (de Croft).6 The history of manor of Yealand Redmayne extracted from the Victoria History of Lancashire8 follows.
Manor of Yealand Redmayne
The manor of Yealand Redmayne was the result of a partition of Yealand made probably by William de Lancaster I in the time of Henry II. The moietry of Silverdale granted to Cartmel Priorty by Henry de Redmayne was probably included in it at first. To Norman de Yealand the same William granted Levens in Westmorland, and his son Henry adopted the surname Redman or Redmayne. The family is mainly connected with Westmoreland. Henry gave land near Hilderston to Cockersand Abbey about 1200 and was succeeded by a son Matthew who in 1242 held part of Yealand of Wiliam de Lancaster III, and in 1246-8 acted as Sheriff of Lancashire. On the partition of the Lancaster inheritance about that time Yealand Redmayne was assigned to Lindsay, and so in the end reverted to the duchy. Sir Matthew was followed by son Henry, who in 1267 obtained a grant of free warren in his demense lands of Levens, Yealand and Trenterne. He had a son Matthew, whose son Adam received Yealand and in 1327 obtained a grant of free warren in his demesne of Yealand Redmayne.

Adam de Redmayne had a son John, who died without issue, and daughters Elizabeth and Margaret, between whom the manor was divided. The former married Roger de Croft of Durslet in Dalton, and her share descended to the Lawrences of Yealand as shown below; Margaret married John Boteler of Marton in the Fylde and her daughter Ellen carried this part of the manor to Nicholas de Croft of Dalton on her marriage to him in 1388-9. On the partition of the Croft manors it was included in the Middleton share. From that time there appear to have been two manors called Yealand Redmayne.

Edmund brother of John Lawrence died in 1510 holding the manor of Yealand Redmayne of the king as duke as of his manor of Warton by the sixth part of a knights fee. Joan his daughter and heir, then thirtytwo years of age, married Thomas Lathom, and at her death in 1509 was followed by her son Thomas, who did not long survive. Thomas Lathom, the husband, retained possession til his death in 1515. Joan's next heir was a niece Agnes wife of William Preston, as daughter of her sister Elizabeth; but the heir male was a cousin Lancelot Lawrence, son of Edmund's brother Robert, and he was thirty years old in 1515.

Lancelot Lawrence died in 1534 holding the manor of Yealand Redmayne by the sixth part of a knight's fee and various other messuages and lands in Warton, Silverdale and other places. His heir was a son Thomas, aged thirteen, whose wardship was in 1538 given to Thomas Haydock. The heir died in 1541, and was succeeded by his brother Robert, also a minor. Robert died in 1555, and was followed by a daughter Anne, then ten years old. She married Walter Sydenham, and in 1566 they sold the manor, with messuages, windmill, dovecote, &c., and lands in various townships, to George Middleton, who thus became lord of the whole manor, as well as Yealand Conyers and Leighton. Nevertheless the Lawrence and Croft portions continued to be regarded as separate manors, and were name Yealand Redmayne and Yealand Storrs. The Yealand Hall estate, perhaps representing the Storrs demense, appears to have been purchased from the Towneleys by Thomas Rawlinson, who died in 1802. It was afterwards sold to John Bond of Lancaster, whose representatives in or about 1851 sold it to the late R. T. Gillow of Leighton.

Citations

  1. (of Yealand Redmayne.)
  2. [S4734] "Pedigree Resource File", database, online http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9M8G-XYB : accessed 2013-07-22, entry for Sir Robert Lawrence.
  3. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.
  4. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  5. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, 'Underbarrow, Bradley Field and Cunswick', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 1 (1923) pp. 355-76.
  6. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 176.
  7. [S291] John Gough Nichols F.S.A., The Herald and Genalogist, Volume IV, page 532.
  8. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, pages 175, 176.

William Lawrence

#5720, b. circa 1395, d. circa 1455

Relationships14th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
6th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
4th great-granduncle of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1371, d. 8 Sep 1439
MotherMargaret Holden

Major Life Events

     William Lawrence was born circa 1395 in Ashton Hall, Lancashire, England.1,2 William died without issue while fighting under the Lancastrian banner circa 1455 in St. Albans.3,2 He was interred in the Abbey in St. Albans.3

Narrative

     William received through a grant from his father on 19 December 1438, the manor of Dilacre.4

Citations

  1. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  2. [S4734] "Pedigree Resource File", database, online http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9M8G-XYB : accessed 2013-07-22, entry for Sir Robert Lawrence.
  3. [S175] John Lawrence, Watertown, Memoir, page 8.
  4. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, 'Underbarrow, Bradley Field and Cunswick', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 1 (1923) pp. 355-76.

Edmund Lawrence

#5721, b. circa 1394

Relationships14th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
6th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
4th great-granduncle of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1371, d. 8 Sep 1439
MotherMargaret Holden

Major Life Events

     Edmund Lawrence was born circa 1394 in Ashton Hall, Lancashire, England.1 He married Unknown de Stapleton, daughter of Miles de Stapleton, circa 1409.2

Narrative

     Edmund received from his father on 19 December 1438, a grant of the manor or Rauthesworth.3

Citations

  1. [S4734] "Pedigree Resource File", database, online http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9M8G-FMT : accessed 2013-07-22, entry for Edmund Lawrence.
  2. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  3. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, 'Underbarrow, Bradley Field and Cunswick', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 1 (1923) pp. 355-76.

Sibyl Lawrence

#5722, b. circa 1399, d. 1459/60

Relationships14th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
6th great-granddaughter of Roger FitzReinfrid
4th great-grandaunt of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1371, d. 8 Sep 1439
MotherMargaret Holden

Major Life Events

     Sibyl Lawrence was born circa 1399 in Ashton Hall, Lancashire, England.1 She married Thomas Hesketh.2 Sibyl died in 1459/60.2

Narrative

     Sibyl was well-dowered and left her son, Thomas Hesketh Jr. a considerable estate.

Citations

  1. [S4734] "Pedigree Resource File", database, online http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9M8G-XYB : accessed 2013-07-22, entry for Sir Robert Lawrence.
  2. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

Ann Lawrence

#5723

Relationships14th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
6th great-granddaughter of Roger FitzReinfrid
4th great-grandaunt of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1371, d. 8 Sep 1439
MotherMargaret Holden

Major Life Events

     She married Richard Ratcliffe of Wimbersley, Essex .1

Citations

  1. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

Unknown de Stapleton

#5724

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
FatherMiles de Stapleton

Major Life Events

     Unknown de Stapleton married Edmund Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence and Margaret Holden, circa 1409.1

Citations

  1. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

Miles de Stapleton1

#5725

Child of Miles

Citations

  1. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.