Name: Alexander Heron 1
Residence: Meldon, Northumberland
Change Date: 10 JUL 2010
...Jerrard Heron of Riplington, gent. (Raine, MS Wills and Inv. I, p.249 and VII, p.9). It is uncertain when Alexander Heron died as his eldest son an successor was also call Alexander. The elder Alexander besides his daughter Julian Mitford had two other daughters - Cecilia wife of Anthony Hedworth, second son of John Hedworth of ...
(Northumberland families. Hedley.)
Juliana M married Anthony Mitford of Ponteland.
The manor of Meldon, granted by Elizabeth to Alexander Heron in 1598, was afterwards held by the Fenwicks.
(Tomlinson's Comprehensive Guide to the County of Northumberland by William Weaver Tomlinson, R. J. Charleton - 1889 - Page 255)
BUT our Alexander Heron (Cicely?s father) had a granddaughter Dorothy Hedworth whose husband Nicholas Rutland died in 1585?
It seems clear that the Herons were of Meldon well before 1598.
There is a pedigree of Heron, of Meldon in Hodgson's Northumberland, vol. ii, p. 16
There was a Nicholas H of Meldon in 1433.
An Alexr H of Meldon was an executor of the will of David Taylor, vicar of Bolham, in 1573.
In 1583 Ralph Delaval, a nephew of Robert Raymes?s wife, fought a pitched battle with Robert?s cousin Alexander Heron of Meldon.
Archaeologia Aeliana: Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquities
By Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne
Around 1553-7 Alexander Heron of Meldon and George Heron of Chipchase both claimed to be heirs of Sir William Heron of Ford, who heiress Elizabeth married John Carr.
Alexander Heron of Meldon, esquire, is on a list of the gentlemen of the Middle Marches in 1550 (HN. iii, II, p.246). He was a commissioner for enclosures ...
On 30 Jun 1614 Roger Heron by his will leaves his lands in Riplington to Sir William Selby of Shortflatt & Roger Widdrington of Calington, presumably in trust. He mentions his (daughter) Margaret Heron and Isabel ERRINGTON (ibid I p 45). Margaret was perhaps his widowed dau-in-law.
His eldest son Alexander Heron of Meldon md Margaret Middleton and d.30 Sep 1598. His second son Robert Heron of Riplington md Catherine and d.31 May 1609.
((NORTHUMBERLAND FAMILIES VOL 2 p 71-3)
Aug. 22 1562. CHRIST. MILBURNE, and RICHARD FAWCUS, bailiffs, and JOHN SNOWDON, serjeant at mace,
witness Humphrey Davy's release to them and their successors of all claim to 16s. a year rent out of a tene-
ment in Boles-green, between the land of Alex. Heron, of Meldon, Esq., on the west, and a tenement of the late
Wm. Thompson on the east.
Father: Thomas Heron
- Cicely Heron
- Type: Book
Periodical: History of Northumberland
Author: John Hodgson