V.C.H. Lancs, i, 289a.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), i, 79, 155, 262;
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 79.
||It appears that Geoffrey de Valoines
(d. c. 1190) was succeeded by a brother
Philip, who before 1208 had granted
Farleton, assessed as three plough-lands,
to Hugh de Morewich; Final Conc. (Rec.
Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), i, 31, and pleadings cited in the notes. For the Valoines
family see N. and Q. (Ser. 6), v, 143,
290; Gen, (old ser.), vi, 7; Ancestor, xi,
Hugh de Morewich had the mill of
Farleton; Final Conc, i, 34. In 1235 he
obtained a release of right in 3 oxgangs
of land in Farleton from William Aaron
and Godith his wife; ibid. 73.
John son of Walter de Cansfield was
defendant to a claim for land in Farleton
by Roger Ward in 1296; De Banco R.
115, m. 219. The same John had disputes in 1299 with Thomas son of Adam
de Tunstall, who claimed the manor as
heir of his brother John. Plaintiff was a
minor, and it was alleged that his brother
John had demised the manor to defendant
whilst under age; ibid. 127, m. 47. The
case was continued in 1300, but as
John de Cansfield was then setting out
for Scotland he had the king's protection;
ibid. 134, m, 150. See also Assize R.
1 32 1, m. 9; 418, m. 12d.
||De Banco R. 161, m. 87. Isabel
widow of John de Cansfield in 1319
claimed a third part of the manor as
dower against John de Harrington; ibid.
231, m. 208.
||John younger son of Sir John de
Harrington of Aldingham is named in
1336; Final Conc, ii, 195.
In 1349 Sir John de Harrington had
licence for three years for an oratory in
his manor of Farleton; Mr. Earwaker's
note. John de Harrington of Farleton,
Katherine his wife and Robert their son
were engaged in suits in 1355 and later;
Duchy of Lanc. Assize R. 4, m. 3 d.
Protections to Sir John and Robert son
of John de Harrington were granted in
1758, Sir John having to go to London
on the king's service; Assize R. 438,
||Inq. p.m. 36 Edw. III, pt. i, no. 99.
Sir John held jointly with Katherine his
wife by the gift of John de Harrington of
Aldingham. An extent of the manor is
given. There was a capital messuage,
with 80 acres of land in demesne; rents
of four free tenants amounted to 13s. 5d.,
and of tenants at will to 66s. 8d.
||Ibid. Thomas de Harrington, apparently another brother, died the same
year, and Nicholas de Harrington was his
heir also. For proof of age of Nicholas
see Cal. Close, 1364–8, p. 219.
Sir Nicholas de Harrington of Farleton
occurs as plaintiff in 1374 (De Banco R.
456, m. 372), and in other ways to 1397;
Final Conc, iii, 37, 53.
||B.M. Add. Chart. 20515.
||Lord Morley's bill to enable him to
sell the manor of Farleton and lands
there was passed in 1678; Hist. MSS.
Com. Rep. ix, App. ii, 86; Private Act,
29 & 30 Chas. II, cap. 3.
Cal. Pat. 1476–85, p. 151. Sir
James was the son of Sir Thomas and
brother of Sir John Harrington of
Hornby, who fell at Wakefield in 1460;
he was attainted in 1485 as a Yorkist.
||Pat. 4 Hen. VII.
L. and P. Hen. VIII, iii, g. 2016 (3);
Pat. 13 Hen. VIII, pt. iii, m. 22. The
pedigree annexed shows that Sir Nicholas
Harrington had two sons, William and
James. William had a son Thomas and
grandson Sir James (attainted); while
from James the descent was -s. Richard
-s. William -s. Nicholas -s. James
||In the time of Elizabeth Stephen
Harrington petitioned Sir William Cecil
for the queen's licence to purchase the
reversion of the manors of Farleton,
Bnerley and Hemsworth; Cal. S. P. Dom.
1547–80, p. 358. The manor was
granted to him in 1564; Pat. 6 Eliz. pt. v.
Then in 1570 the reversion was given
to John Harrington; Pat. 12 Eliz. pt. x.
In 1572 the queen acquired the Farleton
manors from Stephen and Henry Harrington; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 34,
m. 76, 80. Again in 1635 the king
granted to John Harrington of Kelston
in Somerset a fifth of the tenement in
Farleton, &c, which John had by grant
of Queen Elizabeth in 1570, and had.
recently surrendered to the king. The
other four-fifths was to go to the repair
of St. Paul's in London; Cal. S. P. Dom.
1635, p. 137. The meaning and effect
of these transactions are unknown. They
do not seem to have affected the tenure
of the Mounteagles.
Cal. S. P. Dom. 1663–4, p. 575.
||De Banco R. 233, m. 118 d.
||The original charter may be seen
in the British Museum; Lansdowne
charter 681. By it Adam de Montbegon
gave to Hugh de Morewich Farleton
Akefrith (Eichefrid) for one plough-land,
together with half a plough-land in the
other Farleton, to be held by knight's
service, fourteen plough-lands being
reckoned to a fee. From a preceding
note it appears that Hugh afterwards
obtained the whole of Farleton from
Philip de Valoines. His name occurs
in the Pipe Roll of 1184–5; Farrer,
Lancs. Pipe R. 52.
Final Conc, i, 104; an agreement
by which Henry de Yolton and Mariota
his wife retained 1 oxgang of land in
Farleton ' Okefrith ' as Mariota's right
and gave another to Roger le Franceys
and Ughtred Prat. From another source
it appears that Mariota and Siegrith
(under age) were daughters and heirs of
Waltheof de Claughton, who had held
4 oxgangs of land, occupied by the said
Roger and Ughtred; Assize R. 404, m. 5.
These do not seem to refer to any
' mnnor ' of Akefrith.
||In 1313 Alice widow of Stephen
de Yolton chimed dower in 3 oxgangs of
land held by Adam, Henry, Nicholas,
Robert and William de Tunstall; De
Banco R. 201, m. 9. John de Hornby
the younger in 1322 recovered 1½oxgangs
of land against Isabel daughter of William
son of Stephen de Yolton, by default;
ibid. 244, m. 101 d.
John de Hornby in 1307 acquired a
messuage, &c, in Hornby and Farleton
from Benedict de Brereley and Hawise
his wife; Final Conc. i, 212. It was
probably the same John de Hornby who
in 1320 acquired another messuage with
land in Farleton from Robert son of
Adam de Tunstall; ibid, ii, 39. In 1313
he had had a dispute with Nicholas son
of Adam de Tunstall; De Banco R. 198,
m. 67 d. The Tunstalls occur also in a
pleading of 1332, when Adam Swyer and
Agnes his wife claimed a tenement against
Nicholas de Tunstall, Amota his wife,
Adam his son and John le Brune; ibid.
292, m. 75 d.; 296, m. 311.
||Hamlet Harrington died in 1528
holding the manor of Akefrith and lands,
&c, in Farleton, Hornby, Eskrigg and
Hutton Roof of Thomas Stanley Lord
Mounteagle by the fifth part of a knight's
fee and 16s. ½d. rent yearly; Duchy of
Lanc. Inq. p.m. vi, no. 57. His nephew
Percival held the same in 1535; ibid.
viii, no. 41.
||In 1589 William Croft was plaintiff
respecting it against Thomas Siggeswick
and Thomas Croft, who alleged the right
of John Harrington; Ducatus Lanc. (Rec.
Com.), iii, 238. The place-name is given
as Arkesieth alias Halstead. Thomas
Siggeswick had acquired barns, &c, from
Robert Croft and Anne his wife in 1578;
Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 40, m. 178.
James Croft died in 1640 in London
holding a capital messuage in Farleton of
Henry Lord Morley as of his manor of
Farleton, having left it by his will to his
wife Ruth, who afterwards married Luke
Leigh. He held other lands, &c, in
Hornby, to which his brother Gabriel
Croft succeeded; Duchy of Lanc. Inq.
p.m. xxix, no. 3, 80.
||Sir John Croft of Dalton held land
in Farleton in 1419, but the tenure was
not known; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc),
||A number of them appear in 1242;
Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 155. In 1287
William son of Henry de Farleton was
plaintiff, and in 1290 Gilbert son of
Richard and Thomas son of Roger had a
dispute; De Banco R. 68, m. 19; 81,
m.83. Adamsonof Gamelde 'Farlington'
in 1301 may have been another of the
family; Assize R. 1321, m. 9; 418,
Royalist Comp. Papers (Rec. Soc.
Lancs, and Ches.), iv, 29.