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Margery de Radcliffe

Female - Aft 1323


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  • Name Margery de Radcliffe  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1323  [2
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Person ID I35970  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2021 

    Father Richard de Radcliffe,   b. of Radcliffe, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1326 
    Mother (Unknown daughter of Henry le Boteler),   b. of Warrington, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry de Bury,   b. of Bury, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1315, Bury, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Alicia de Bury,   d. Abt 1374
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F21147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Margaret, the third daughter, was married to Henry de Bury, and was one of the most remarkable women of her time. Her husband was slain at Bury in 1315, by partisans of Adam de Banastre, whereupon Margaret became the ruler of Bury Town, in the annals of which place she is known as Great Dame Margery, Lady of Bury. Two years before his death her husband made settlement of his lands, which were to remain to Margery, daughter of Richard de Radclyffe, for life; then to Henry, son of Henry de Bury, and in default of heirs, to Alice, Agnes, and Isabel, daughters of the elder Henry, failing whom, to Adam, son of Matthew de Bury, and his heirs. Shortly before the death of her husband, another son, Adam, was born to Margery, but his father's untimely end prevented any alteration of the settlement. Margery's elder son, Henry, was slain in another affray in 1318, one of the ringleaders in which was a relative of Roger de Freckleton, whom Margery had appointed Rector of Bury. She thereupon arranged an exchange of livings, sending Freckleton to Radclyffe, and bringing to Bury Richard de Radclyffe, her brother, that in the midst of a host of enemies she might have the support of one of her own indomitable clan. In the County Rolls, under date of 1323, it is recorded that 'Margt. de Burie held Manor of Burie, and renders Socage 8s. and the same Margery holds the town and renders for ward of the castle 10s.'"' On the death of Lady Margery, the Bury estate passed to the Pilkingtons, by the marriage of Alicia, eldest daughter of Margery, to Roger de Pilkington." [The Book of the Radclyffes, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S5944] History of the Pilkington Family of Lancashire by John Pilkington. London, 1912.

    2. [S853] The Book of the Radclyffes by Charles P. Hampson. Edinburgh, 1946.