Name: Adam Banastre
Death: 4 NOV 1315 in Leyland Moor
Residence: Bolton-le-Moors, Lancs
Occupation: Leader of the Banastre Rebellion
Cause: Beheaded for his rising against the Earl of Lancaster.
Change Date: 17 APR 2008
The Banastre Rebellion of 1315 was closely associated with Standish parish. This was a rising directed against Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, and his favourite Sir Robert Holland, whom the local gentry regarded as an upstart; and the outbreak reflected the friction between the Earl and King Edward.
Sir Adam Banastre, who held the manor of Shevington and other lands in the parish, was the leader of the insurgents. He was supported by Sir Henry de Lea, of Park Hall, in Charnock Richard, who had married Sir Adam's step-daughter, and by Sir William Bradshaw, of Haigh, and Sir Thomas Banastre, who were near neighbours.
[After the rebellion] After hiding in the woods and moors for a week, Sir Adam Banastre and Sir Henry de Lea were betrayed by a certain Henry de Eufurlong, of Charnock Richard, in whose house they had taken refuge. Another account, perhaps reconcilable with this, states that there was another final struggle in a barn, where Banastre fought with the courage of despair and made a stout resistance. He was not, however, killed in the attack as this chronicler says, but was taken to Leyland Moor and beheaded by Robert, son of Jordan le Pretsone of Manchester. This was at the command of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster.
There is a Leyland Moor Lane Trading Estate in Sherburn in Elmet, West Yorkshire.
Sir William Banastre in 1311 held one plough-land in Dilworth of the heir of Henry de Lacy by the rent of 2s. payable on St. Giles's Day; De Lacy Inq. (Chet. Soc), 17. Again in 1324 it was found that William Banastre had died seised of the hamlet of Dilworth, held of Thomas Earl of Lancaster and Alice his wife by a rent of 2s.; one half was in demesne and the other in service; Inq. p.m. 17 Edw. II, no. 45.
Sir Adam Banastre gave Adam de Yordrawes a messuage with curtilage abutting on Longridge, another parcel on the Highfield, and another on the Greenhurst, all in Dilworth; Add. MS. 32106, no. 125. This was probably the origin of the estate of two messuages, &c., in Ribchester held by Thomas de Yordrawes and Margery his wife in 1383; Final Conc. iii, 17. Adam Banastre in 1336 granted to Henry de Kuerden of Ribchester and Alice daughter of Henry for life the lands in Whiteley Fall in Dilworth they had had from John and Nicholas sons of Sir Thomas Banastre; Add. MS. 32106, no. 123, 679.
Lands in Dilworth were included in Edward Banastre's estate in 1385; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc.), i, 16.
Father: Thomas Banastre
Mother: Joan de Singleton b: in Singleton, Lancashire
- Katherine Banastre b: 1304 in Chaigley, Lancs
- Adam Banastre
- Text: The Banastre Rebellion