Name: Marjory or Margaret de Shoresworth
Change Date: 16 DEC 2010
2nd wife of Henry de Workesley (after her union with Sir William de Holland). Then married Robert, son of Richard de Radclyffe, whose first wife had been Mary de Bury. She bore him two sons.
William de Shoresworth had a son Robert, whose daughter Margaret inherited the Denton estate. By Sir William de Holland she had a son Thurstan, who was liberally endowed by her and his father, the two oxgangs of land in Denton, i.e. the fourth part of the manor, being part of their gifts.(and by Margaret?s uncle Alexander de Shoresworth.)
Margaret de Shoresworth was twice married?to Henry de Worsley and to Robert de Radcliffe, as will be seen in the accounts of Worsley and Radcliffe. Her connexion with Sir William de Holland is not clearly known; she may have been married to him invalidly. In 1330 Alexander de Shoresworth granted all his lands, &c., in Denton to Margaret daughter of Robert de Shoresworth, and she at once granted to Thurstan her son all her messuages and lands in Denton under Doneshagh in the vill of Withington, with remainders to William son of Robert de Radcliffe, to John brother of Robert, and to Robert son of Henry de Worsley; Lord Wilton's D. Five years later Thurstan regranted the same to his mother; ibid. Margaret de Shoresworth was still living in 1348, when she recovered seisin of her lands in Bolton, Manchester, Pendleton, Wardley, Barton, Myerscough, Heaton, and Denton against Thurstan son of Sir William de Holland and Richard son of Thurstan; Assize R. 1444, m. 7 d.
In 1314?15 land in Pleasington had been settled upon Sir William de Holland and Joan his wife, with remainder in default of issue to Thurstan son of Sir William; Harl. MS. 2112, fol. 158b/ 194b. Thurstan is described as son of Sir William in other deeds; e.g. ibid. fol. 156/192. In 1355 he was called 'our cousin' by Roger La Warre, in a demise of the park of Blackley; ibid. fol. 160b/ 196b.
Father: Robert Shoresworth
William de Holland
- Thurstan de Holland b: 1275 in Uphollland, Lancs
Henry De Worsley b: ABT 1277
- Thomas or Robert De Worsley
- Joan Worsley b: ABT 1307
Robert de Radclyffe
- William de Radclyffe
- Type: Book
Periodical: Victoria County History of Lancashire