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Nicholas (Harrington) Harington MP (abt. 1345 - abt. 1404)

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Sir Nicholas Harington MP formerly Harrington
Born about in Farleton, Lancashire, Englandmap
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Died about in Farleton, Melling Parish, Lancashire, Englandmap
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Sir Nycolas Haryngton of Melling, Lancashire (b. abt. 1344 - d. ante 08 Feb 1404).[6][7][8][1]

alias: Nicholas Harington / Haverington.[9]



m.1 (ante Sep 1369) Isabel English (Sir William English of Appleby, Little Strickland, and Hasket, Westmorland, Knight of the Shire for Westmoreland and Margaret le Brun, b. abt.1345)[2] Issue: 3 sons; 5 dau.[10]

  • Sir William
  • Sir James
  • Nicholas
  • Isabel I
  • Margaret
m. Sir Richard Huddleston
  • Agnes
m. Richard Sherburne
  • Mary
m. John Redman

m.2 (ante Aug 1397)[4] Joan (Jennet) Venables (father: Hugh Venables, of Kinderton, Cheshire).[5] No issue.[11]


  • Knight of the Shire for Lancashire.[12]
  • Sheriff of Lancashire.[13]
  • master forester of Quernmore, Lancaster.[14]


He was heir in 1361 to his older brother, Thomas Haverington, by which he inherited the manors of Farleton (in Melling), Bolton-le-Moors, Heath Charnock, Aighton, etc., co. Lancaster and Farleton in Kendale, co. Westmorland.


1369: went to Ireland in the retinue of William de Windsor, Knt., where he fought for the next two years.

1373: he and William Curwen, knt. (husband of his wife's aunt, Ellen le Brun) caused major devastation on the estates at Beaumont, co. Cumberland of Ralph de Dacre, Lord Dacre.

1375: implicated in Lord Dacre's murder ... subsequently excommunicated by the Archbishop of York.[15]


Flower, W. (1881). "Tunstall." The Visitation of Yorkshire in the Years 1563 and 1564. The Harleian Society, Vol 16. Charles Best Norcliffe, Ed. London. Google Books.[16]

Haryngton, Sir Nicholas (c.1344-c.1404), of Farleton in Lonsdale, Lancs. and Farleton in Kendal, Westmld. HOP. Web.[17]

Richardson, D. (2011). "Thomas Parr." Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd ed. Google Books.[18]

Richardson, D. (2011). Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd ed, pp. 265.[19]

Richardson, D. (2010, July 21). "Sir Nicholas Harrington's wife." soc.genealogy.medieval. Google Groups. Weblog.[20]

  1. 3rd son; proved age in 1365.[1]
  2. Margaret's father is Richard le Brun.[2]
  3. co-heiress c. 1369 to uncle Robert le Brun ...inherited manor of Drumburgh (in Bowness), Bowness, Cardurnock, etc., and a one-third share in the manors of Bothel (in Torpenhow), Beaumont, and Brunskaith, co. Cumberland.[3]
  4. date of fine.[4]
  5. Joan/Jennet was widow successively of Thomas de Lathom, Knt. (died 1382), of Lathom, Knowsley, and Huyton, co. Lancaster, and Roger Fazakerley.[5]

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On 29 Jan 2016 at 06:26 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

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