Name: John Hebbourne 1
Residence: Hebbourne 1
Change Date: 25 JUL 2011
A family bearing the local name held Hebburn from the tenant in chief from the beginning of the thirteenth century.
The first line, as shown in the accompanying pedigree, ended with two sisters and a coheiress, Alice and Maud, who came into their inheritance in 1322. Alice the elder sister married John of Earle, who may be identified with John son of Ralph of Earle to whom Galiana widow of Stephen of Hedgely released a messuage, 8 acres of arable and one acre of meadow in Earle in 1318 . His father Ralph of Earle was one of the twelve assessors of the subsidy of 1296 in the Liberty of Embleton , and was himself assessed at £12 1s. Alice and John left an only daughter Elena who was probably the first wife of John son of Robert Wendout .
Maud the younger coheiress married Simon son of Guy Darrayns of Whittonstall; owing to an unfortunate confusion with their son William, Simon?s name was given as William in the Darrayns pedigree in the Northumberland County History . Vol . v1 p 187 , where the marriage is given too late, and in vol 11 p 89 . Maud sold her lands in Newton-by-the sea and Earle, and probably also in Hebburn to Robert Wendout, and the transaction was confirmed by her son William in 1359. As Robert?s son had probably married Elena the heiress of the other moiety, Hebburn was thus acquired by the Wendouts, who held it until the death of Robert, grandson of the first Robert Wendout, as a minor in 1379, when the estate was divided between the families of his six aunts and coheiresses, Alice Syward, Isabel Hebburn, Mary Graham, Elizabeth Lilburn, Agnes, whose husband?s name is unknown, but whose daughter and heiress married Richard Wetwang, and Christiana, whose husband?s name is also unknown, but whose daughter and heiress married Thomas Sampson The various divisions of the township were gradually acquired by the heirs of Isabel, who had married a Hebburn; his Christian name is not given, but he was probably John Hebburn shown in the pedigree of 1615 as the descendant of a cadet branch of the family .
There is an inq.p.m of John Hebburn in 1354/5 , but this seems to be an exemplification of the inq.p.m. of John son of Gerard of Hebburn, who died before 1293, made at the request of Robert Wendout the purchaser of the Hebburn Estates. Isabel Hebburn and her husband had both died before 1379, and the coheir of the Wendout Estates was their son Robert Hebburn, whose age in the inq. p m. taken between 1379 and 1381 is given as 30 and 34. Hebburn remained henceforward in the possession of the family, as shown in the pedigree
The family seat was at Hebboren, later Hebburn, now Hepburn, a small hamlet close to Chillingham, Northumberland. The ruins of the family?s ancient fortified house are within Chillingham Park.
- Mary Hebbourne
- Type: Book
Periodical: History of the County of Durham