Name: Richard de Whatton
Residence: Whatton, Bingham, Nottinghamshire
Occupation: Chief Justice of the Common Pleas
Change Date: 8 JAN 2008
?For detailed account of the de Whatton family, see: Gentleman?s Magazine Feb 1825, and Appendix E?
(GENEALOGICAL HISTORY Of the FAMILY OF BRABAZON BY HERCULES SHARPE (1825), quoted on www.brabazonarchive.com)
At Whatton church, Notts there is a stone tomb with the figure of a cross-legged knight in armour, in the chapel, at the east end of the north isle near the Cranmer slab, to Sir Richard de Whatton, temp. Edward II (1307-27). [Died 1322 - or aft 1335?]
Agnes wife of the Richard de Whatton above, was the daughter and one of the chosen heirs of Alice (died Sept 1334), widow of John Palmer, one of the leading townsmen of Nottingham.
Sir Richard de Whatton, the subject of this effigy, was a man of considerable importance in the county from 1307 to 1326, and his name occurs almost continuously in the appointment of justices and collectors of lay-subsidies. The name of his wife Agnes also occurs and she appears to have been a daughter and heir of John Palmer of Nottingham. Though so high in favour with Edward II., he seems to have fallen under a cloud in the reign of his successor and we no longer meet with his name in the commissions. He and his son Robert de Whatton were arraigned for certain violent trespasses and assaults and heavily fined: they received the king?s pardon in 1332. Sir Richard seems to have lived a few years longer for he gave evidence at an inquisition of proof of age of James Lord Audley in 1336.
GothicEye have a pic of an effigy of a Sir Richard Whatton abt 1300, at Whatton.
See BLG 1937, Page vii:
?It should be " Sir Richard de Whatton had a daughter, Agnes, m. to Sir John deBrabazon, and four sons," be. P. 225 and 229, cols. ...?
Father: William de Whatton
- Agnes Whatton
- Text: Military Effigies in Nottinghamshire before the Black Death
Rev Henry Lawrence, MA & TE Routh