Isabel Sherburne married Towneley-5 in about 1445. A contract for the marriage of Isabel Sherburne and John Towneley, Esq. was signed about 22 March 1445 at Hapton, Lancashire, England. They had five sons & one daughter:
Charles Davies Sherborn, in his 1901 book on the Sherborn family disagrees with other sources and postulates that Isabel was sister, not daughter, of Richard Sherburne. He appears to base this on the Will of Richard’s mother Agnes, in which she leaves bequests to a daughter called Isabel. There cannot be, however, two Isabels, aunt and niece.
Isabel probably died after 1462: Tracing the Towneleys on the Towneley Hall website cites:
an indenture showing that John Towneley had a wife called Alice in 1462,
a document dated 5 February 1473/4 recording the excommunication of Alice, late wife of John Towneley.
Another citation helps to establish John Towneley having a third wife, Alice: in June 1468, Alice, 'wife of John Townley of the village of Townley', and John Townley were admitted to the 'spiritual brotherhood' of the Chapter of the monastery of Durham.
Alice's parentage and last name at birth are unknown.
Alice is not mentioned in the works of Douglas Richardson.
↑ 1.01.11.21.188.8.131.52 Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham, 2nd edition (Salt Lake City: the author, 2011), volume IV, pp.204-205, TOWNELEY 10
↑ Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013, volume V, p.178
↑ 3.03.1 William Dugdale. The Visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster, made in the Year 1664-5, volume 3, Chetham Society, 1873, pp. 304-305
↑ 4.04.1 Charles Davies Sherborn. A History of the Family Sherborn, Mitchell & Hughes, London, 1901, pp. 16-17.
↑ Thomas Dunham Whitaker. An History of the Original Parish of Whalley and Honor of Clitheroe, 4th ed, vol.2, pub. George Routledge and Sons 1876, p. 476
Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. Salt Lake City: the author, 2011. See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.
Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013. See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.
Dugdale, William. The Visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster, made in the Year 1664-5, volume 3, Chetham Society, 1873
Source: Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, in 5 vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013), Vol. V. page 179.
Isabel Sherburne, married by indenture dated 22 March 1444/5 (as his 2nd wife) John Towneley. They had five sons, Richard, Knt., Lawrence, Nicholas, Henry, and Bernard, and one daughter, Grace. He married previously Isabel Butler, daughter of Nicholas Butler, Esq., from whom he was divorced.