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John Heron

Male 1418 - 1461  (~ 46 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Heron was born between 1415 and 1418 (son of William Heron and Isabel); died on 29 Mar 1461 in Towton, Yorkshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1418, of Ford, Glendale, Northumberland, England


    Knight of the shire for Northumberland. Keeper of Bamborough Castle; Sheriff of Northumberland 1451-2, 1456-7.

    Knighted by 1455. Fought on the Lancastrian side at the battle of Wakefield, the second battle of St. Albans, and the battle of Towton; slain at the latter of these. Following his death he was attainted for having taken part in the execution of Richard, Duke of York, and all his estates and dignities were forfeited.

    John married Elizabeth Heron after 11 Jul 1438. Elizabeth (daughter of William Heron and Elizabeth Ogle) was born about 1422; died after 1471. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


    Married by papal dispensation dated 11 Jul 1438.

    1. Elizabeth Heron died before 30 Jan 1495; was buried in Kyme Priory, Lincolnshire, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Heron was born in 1396 in Ford, Glendale, Northumberland, England (son of John Heron); died on 15 Jan 1428.


    Killed while leading a force attacking the house of John Manners of Etal, near Ford.

    William married Isabel. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Isabel


    Ancestral Roots 223:37 identifies her as "Isabel Scott, dau. of Richard Scott" -- creating an extra muddle on top of the several already-difficult Heron issues. The real Isabel Scott was the paternal grandmother of the Elizabeth Heron who (with papal dispensation) married this Isabel's son John Heron. Nothing is known of the ancestry of the Isabel who married William Heron who was killed in January 1428.

    1. 1. John Heron was born between 1415 and 1418; died on 29 Mar 1461 in Towton, Yorkshire, England.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Heron (son of John Heron); died in 1408.
    1. 2. William Heron was born in 1396 in Ford, Glendale, Northumberland, England; died on 15 Jan 1428.

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Heron (son of William Heron and Isabel Gray).
    1. 4. John Heron died in 1408.