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Richard de Hoghton

Male - Abt 1337

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  • Name Richard de Hoghton  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth of Hoghton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Death Abt 1337  [8
    Alternate death 1340  [1, 5, 9
    Alternate death Abt 1341  [7
    Alternate death 1349  [6
    Person ID I8440  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of UKL
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2021 

    Father Richard de Hoghton,   b. of Hoghton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1312 
    Mother Christiana 
    Family ID F3726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sybil de Lea,   b. of Mollington Banastre, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1334 
    Marriage 1309  [6
    +1. Katherine de Hoghton,   b. of Houghton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft Nov 1367
    +2. Adam de Hoghton,   b. of Hoghton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1385
    Family ID F911  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2021 

  • Notes 
    • A knight be 1321. Commissioner of array for Lancashire to lead 3000 men to Carlisle against the Scots, 1322, and to lead 1000 footmen to Newcastle against the Scots, 1323. Knight of the shire for Lancaster, 1322, 1326 and 1327.


      The following nonsense is from "The Pedigree of de Hoghton of Hoghton Tower", Visitors Information Brochure:

      General Statement of Hoghton family pedigree: The de Hoghtons are of ancient lineage, descended from Harvey de Walter, one of the companions of William the Conqueror, and through the female line from the Lady Godiva of Coventry, wife of Leofric III the Great, Earl of Mercia. After the third generation from the Norman Conquest, Richard and William de Hoghton first assumed the family name around 1150. The great-grandson, Sir Adam de Hoghton, was knighted and died in 1290.

      Sir Richard de Hoghton 1316-1345, Knight of the shire in the Parliaments of 1322-27-37. Married Sybilla de Lea, direct descendant of the Lady Godiva, whose lands in Lea still form part of the Hoghton Estates. Warden of the Ports, knighted by Edward III in 1336 and given permission to empark in 1327. It was from Lea Hall (his private residence), that Thomas Hoghton went into exile in 1569, having rebuilt Hoghton Tower 1560-1565.

      [Needless to say, "Harvey de Walter" is not one of the fifteen proven companions of William the Conqueror. And any connection to the mostly-mythical "Lady Godiva" is unknown to us. --PNH]

  • Sources 
    1. [S641] The Coucher Book, Or Chartulary, of Whalley Abbey ed. W. H. Hulton, in Remains, Historical and Literary Connected With the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester. Cheshire: Chetham Society, 1847-48.

    2. [S426] The Chartulary of Cockersand Abbey of the Premonstratensian Order, transcribed and edited by William Farrer. Manchester: Chetham Society, 1898-1909.

    3. [S1174] "The de Lancasters of Westmorland," by Andrew Lancaster.

    4. [S1016] Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2001.

    5. [S77] The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester by George Ormerod. Second edition, revised and enlarged by Thomas Helsby. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1882.

    6. [S554] Parish of Blackburn, County of Lancaster: A History of Blackburn, Town and Parish by W. Alexander Abram. Blackburn, Lancashire: J. G. & J. Toulmin, 1877.

    7. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition, by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

    8. [S812] The Victoria County History of Lancaster. Portions online, linked from

    9. [S555] A Genealogy of the Southworths (Southards): Descendants of Constance Southworth, with a Sketch of the Family in England by Samuel G. Webber. Boston: Fort Hill Press, 1905.