Name: John de Stainton
Change Date: 16 FEB 2012
Margaret de Stainton held Courts Leet at Woolley in the early years of the fourteenth century, wherein divers freeholders did their homage and fealty; others were presented for digging up coals; and there are estreats of the same period. She died in 1316 (inq. p.m. 31 Dec., 10 Ed. II), and was succeeded at Woolley by her eldest son John, who died leaving four daughters, Isabel, Elizabeth, Joan, and Alice. His widow Joan married Hugh de Tuttehill, son of Thomas Tuttehill of Tothill, near Brighouse, who caused two of his sons to marry Isabel and Joan, and placed Elizabeth and Alice as nuns at Kirklees Priory. Their guardian, William de Notton, insisted upon proper provision being made for these nuns, and in the presence of their uncle, William de Stainton, prior of Monk Bretton, an agreement was entered into by Hugh de Tuttehill, whereby he undertook to pay 50 s. annually during the lifetime of Elizabeth, and in case she ceased to be a nun she was to claim one-fourth of the lands descended to her from her father. This deed was executed at Monk Bretton Priory, 20 Dec. 1347.
5.1 Elizabeth de Stainton - Prioress of Kirklees Abbey
5.2 Alice de Stainton - a nun
5.3 Isabella de Stainton - given land by William de Notton Nov. 30, 1338
5.4 Joan [Juliana] de Stainton - given land by William de Notton Nov. 30, 1338. She married John Dronesfeld of West Bretton, co. York.
Father: John de Stainton
- Joan de Stainton
- Text: "The Manor and Church of Woolley", by J. W. Walker, O.B.E., F.S.A.
Yorkshire Archaeological Journal , vol. 27, pp. 249-318 (1924)