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John Harington

Male Bef 1499 - 1553  (> 54 years)


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  • Name John Harington 
    Born Bef 1499  of Exton, Rutland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Aug 1553  [1, 2
    Buried 4 Sep 1553  Rutland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2006  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2018 

    Father John Harington,   b. Abt 1471, of Exton, Rutland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1524  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother Alice Southill,   bur. Exton, Rutland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Moton,   b. of Peckleton, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1513  [1
    Children 
    +1. Alice Harington
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F5089  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Knight of the shire for Rutland 1529, 1539, 1542. Sheriff of Rutland 1520-21, 1533-34, 1540-41, 1552 to his death. Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire 1532-33. Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1537-38.

      "It was the Pilgrimage of Grace that first brought Harington to more than local prominence. He was one of the first to rally to the crown, and he was later one of the pledges delivered to Aske in exchange for the messengers sent to Doncaster to declare the rebel grievances. Afterwards he played a leading part in the punishment of the rebels and the restoration of order and was among those whom Sir William Parr singled out for praise in that regard. Within three years, shortly before his attendance at the reception of Anne of Cleves, he had been made an esquire of the body, and the numerous leases and purchases of monastic lands which he made at this time, together with his knighting in 1542, probably at the opening of Parliament, were further signs of favour. He had earlier been indebted to the King for distraint of knighthood." [History of Parliament]

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

    2. [S49] Leo's Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.

    3. [S2190] S. H. Skillington, George F. Farnham, and Albert Herbert, "The Manor of Peckleton." Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society 17:93, 1931., county only.