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Richard de Hoghton

Male Abt 1342 - Bef 1422  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Richard de Hoghton  [1
    Born Abt 1342  of Hoghton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef Jul 1422  [1
    Person ID I36090  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2021 

    Father Adam de Hoghton,   b. of Hoghton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1385 
    Mother Margaret,   d. Abt 1415 
    Family ID F21216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan 
    Children 
    +1. William de Hoghton,   b. of Mollington Banastre, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1422
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F21221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Knight of the shire for Lancashire in Feb 1383 and 1402. Knighted by Dec 1386. Sheriff of Lancashire 30 Sep 1399 to 19 Nov 1399. Chief steward of the duchy of Lancaster estates, 19 Nov 1399 to 22 Feb 1417.

      He gave evidence on behalf of Scrope in the Scrope-Grosvenor trial.

      from a comparatively early age he was closely involved in his father’s affairs. His claim to have been born in 1342 and to have assumed the profession of arms at the age of may not be entirely accurate, although he had certainly achieved his majority by 1367, when he offered a bond worth £30 to the Black Prince in his capacity as earl of Chester and feudal overlord of Mollington. He served on his first royal commission in the following year, being subsequently associated with his father on at least two such bodies, and, in June 1377, receiving with him royal letters of pardon. Sir Adam’s position as one of Gaunt’s master foresters did not prevent him and his kinsmen from poaching game in the woods and chases it was his duty to protect, and by 1380 he and his sons stood charged with many such offences. For the sum of £80, however, Gaunt agreed to excuse his 'chers et bien amez' servants; and it may well be that Richard had by then joined his father as a member of the ducal retinue.

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

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