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Richard Waterton

Male Abt 1400 - 1461  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name Richard Waterton  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1400  Medley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Mar 1461  Towton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Person ID I10886  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2016 

    Father John Waterton,   b. Abt 1365, of Waterton, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 16 Mar 1417  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Family ID F392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Constance Assenhall,   d. Aft Jun 1444 
    Married Abt 1435  [8, 9, 10
    Children 
    +1. Jane Waterton
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F5332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Early in 1421, Richard Waterton, son and heir of John Waterton, Nicholas Harewood and William Withornwick, executors of John Waterton's will, petitioned Henry V for letters discharging them from the custody of some gold cups and other plate which had been pledged to John Waterton as a security for his wages during the Agincourt campaign. On 2 May 1421, Richard son and heir of John Waterton, esquire, and his executors had a pardon from the king of "all debts, accounts, prests, receipts, liveries, wastes, stripments, dilapidations, exiles, trespasses, impeachments, misprisions, losses, actions, complaints, demands, farms, arrears, concealments, fines, issues and amercements" which seems to have covered just about everything except murder. [...] Richard Waterton later married Constance Asshenhul and was the ancestor of the Waterton family of Burn (in Brayton), Walton, Cawthorne, and Minsthorpe (in South Kirkby), Yorkshire and Corringham, Lincolnshire." [John Watson, "The Two John Watertons - Part 2", 2 Nov 2014, post to soc.medieval.genealogy.]

      Probably died in the Battle of Towton, according to John Watson.

      Feet of Fines: CP 25/1/280/159, number 24 [via John Watson on SGM]:

      1 July 1436, County: Yorkshire. Place: Westminster. Date: One week from St John the Baptist, 14 Henry VI. Parties: William Asenhill', knight, querent, and Richard Waterton' and Constance, his wife, deforciants. Property: The manors of Byrne, Walton', Calthorn' and Mansthorp'. Action: Plea of covenant. Agreement: William has acknowledged the manors to be the right of Constance, as those which Richard and Constance have of his gift. For this: Richard and Constance have granted to William the manors and have rendered them to him in the court, to hold to William, without impeachment of waste, for the life of William, of Richard and Constance and the heirs of Constance, rendering yearly 1 rose at the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, and doing to the chief lords all other services. And after the decease of William the manors shall revert to Richard and Constance and the heirs of Constance, quit of the heirs of William, to hold of the chief lords for ever.

  • Sources 
    1. [S789] The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, by Vernon James Watney. Oxford, 1928.

    2. [S339] Edward Peacock, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London Second Series, Vol. IV, p. 16.

    3. [S59] Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigrees, ed. A. R. Maddison, based on the work of Arthur Staunton Larken. London, 1902-06.

    4. [S324] John Watson, "The Two John Watertons - Part 2", 2 Nov 2014, post to soc.medieval.genealogy.

    5. [S439] Notices and Remains of the Family of Tyrwhitt, signed "R.P.T." 1862., place only.

    6. [S1005] John Watson, 5 Feb 2016, post to soc.genealogy.medieval., month, year, and place only.

    7. [S1007] John Watson, 6 Feb 2016, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    8. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site.

    9. [S160] Wikipedia., article on Walton Hall, West Yorkshire.

    10. [S1006] John Watson, 6 Feb 2016, post to soc.genealogy.medieval., "or early 1436".