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Ancestors of a 21st century British family

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  • ID: I16379
  • Name: Robert De Harrington
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BEF 1262 in Flemingby, Cumberland
  • Death: 1297 in Aldingham, Lancashire
  • Note:

    It appears from the proceedings in a suit in the King's Bench, anno 5 Edw. I, that this family is descended from one OSULPHURS, who held the manor of Flemingley, co. Cumberland, temp. Rich. I. His Son, ROBERT, is designated de HARINGTON, from a manor in Durham, and his issue continued to-use it as their surname. In the reign of Edw. L, ROBERT de HARINGTON, great-grandson of the above Robert, acquired in marriage, with Agnes, da. and h. of Richard Cancefield, the manor of Aldingham, co. Lancaster, which was afterwards the principal seat of the family.
    In 1981, archaeological students from Leicester University, directed by Ms Deirdre O'Sullivan, dug on the site of a chancel aisle at St Bees Priory, Cumbria.  In a vault was found a body, wrapped in two thicknesses of linen coated with beeswax and in a lead sheath.  At the autopsy it was said that in most respects the body looked as though it had been dead for only two days. 
    As historians, the concern of Mary Todd and me (John Todd) has been to identify the body.  There are two main candidates: Sir Robert of Harrington, who died in 1298, and whose son John is buried in the Harrington aisle at Cartmel Priory; and Sir Anthony de Lucy, who died abroad in 1368, probably while he was on crusade in Eastern Europe against the heathen Slavs.
  • _UID: B3468829BF3F41E9BA6EF4BC0C4DD4885FB0
  • Change Date: 30 JUN 2006

    Father: De Harrington

    Marriage 1 Agnes Cansfield or Cancefield
    • Married:
    1. Has Children John De Harrington b: 1281 in Aldingham, Lancs
    2. Has Children Elizabeth Harrington