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Isabel Harington

Female - 1441


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  • Name Isabel Harington  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 May 1441  [2
    Person ID I13479  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2021 

    Father William Harington,   b. of Farleton in Melling, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1440 
    Mother Margaret Neville,   d. 1450 
    Married Bef 17 Apr 1401  [2
    Family ID F8460  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Boteler,   b. 26 Feb 1403, Bewsey in Warrington, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1430  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1411  [2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Ellen Boteler,   b. Abt 1423
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F8451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "In 1437 Isabel, widow of John Butler, was peaceably living with her children at Bewsey, when in the early morning of 22 July her house was broken into by William Poole, of Wirrall, gent., younger brother of John Poole, of Poole Hall, kt., who violated her and carried her away naked save for her kirtle and smock to Birkenhead, whence on the following day he took her to Bidston church and by menaces compelled her to marry him. Subsequently he led her into the wild and desolate parts of Wales, and at length brought her back to Birkenhead, where she was found by Sir Thomas Stanley, of Hooton. She subsequently petitioned Parliament for redress, but her ravisher does not appear to have ever surrendered himself to justice. She died in 1441, when an inquest was taken after her death." [VCH Lancaster (citation details below), volume 1, ed. William Farrer and J. Brownbill]

  • Sources 
    1. [S812] The Victoria County History of Lancaster. Portions online, linked from medievalgenealogy.org.uk.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    3. [S812] The Victoria County History of Lancaster. Portions online, linked from medievalgenealogy.org.uk., year only.