Name: Agnes HARRINGTON 1 2
Birth: ABT 1385 in of Farleton, Lancashire, England
ALIA: Agnes de HARRINGTON
Reference Number: 24320
Death: AFT 03 NOV 1444|
Father: Nicholas de HARINGTON b: ABT 1345 in Farlton, Lancashire, England
Mother: Isabel ENGLISH b: ABT 1345 in Oaklington, Cambridgeshire & Little Strickland, co. Westmoreland
Richard SHERBURNE b: 12 OCT 1381 in of Stonyhurst, Yorkshire, England
- Richard Sherburne b: ABT 1405 in of Stonyhurst, Yorkshire, England
- Alice SHERBURNE b: ABT 1410 in of Stonyhurst, Yorkshire, England
- Robert Sherburne b: ABT 1412 in of Stonyhurst, Yorkshire, England
- Isabel Sherburne b: ABT 1414 in of Stonyhurst, Yorkshire, England
- Elizabeth Sherburne b: ABT 1416 in of Stonyhurst, Yorkshire, England
- John Sherburne b: ABT 1418 in of Stonyhurst, Yorkshire, England
- Nicholas Sherburne b: ABT 1420 in of Stonyhurst, Yorkshire, England
- Mabel Sherburne b: ABT 1423 in of Stonyhurst, Yorkshire, England
- Author: Douglas Richardson
Title: Magna Carta Ancestry :A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families - Royal Ancestry Series
Publication: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co.- 2005;
Name: Susan Johanson's library
Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry :A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families - Royal Ancestry Series ( Genealogical Publishing Co.- 2005).
- Title: Doug Hickling --soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
Doug Hickling --soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com.
Agnes Sherburne died shortly after making her will, dated 3 November
1444, more than four years after her husband's death. This will,
referred to by Richardson, appears in TESTAMENTA EBORACENSIA Part II,
at 105-106. Her first bequest to any family member was "to Dame
Elizabeth Staneley, my sister, a pare of golde bedes." There followed
specific bequests to Agnes' then living children, her eldest son
Richard Sherburne, Jr. having died before his parents: Dame Alice
Tempest, Robert, Isabel, Elizabeth, John, Nicholas, John, and Mabel.
"Thomas Staneley, knyght, and Thomas Haryngton, esqwier" were named
overseers of the will. It is more unlikely than not that "Dame
Elizabeth Stanely my sister" would have been placed ahead of Agnes'
children in the will had Elizabeth not also shared Agnes' bloodlines.
James Raine (1830-1896), the editor of TESTAMENTA EBORACENSIA,
claiming to recognize the wealth of genealogical detail contained in
the wills, commented that they confirmed that Agnes was the daughter
of Sir William Stanley of Hooton, thus ignoring the fact that Dame
Elizabeth Stanley's husband was a member of the Lancashire Stanley
family and only a cousin of the Stanleys located in Hooton, Cheshire.
Raine's implausible interpretation seems to have discouraged others
from examining the wills more closely and in the light of other
contemporary records which establish that Agnes Sherburne and
Elizabeth Stanley were true sisters and daughters of Sir Nicholas
Harington of Farleton.
Sir Thomas Stanley and Thomas Harington, both named as overseers in
Agnes' will, were Agnes' nephews and first cousins to each other.
Sir Thomas Stanley was the son of Sir John and Elizabeth (Harington)
Stanley, and Thomas Harington was the son of Elizabeth Stanley's
brother, Sir William Harington. See John S. Roskell"s KNIGHTS OF THE
SHIRE FOR THE COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER (1377-1460), published in
1937 by the Chetham Society as vol. 96 (new series) of its REMAINS
HISTORICAL AND LITERARY OF LANCASTER AND CHESTER, at 123, 127-128, and