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Isabel (Sherburne) Towneley

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Isabel Towneley formerly Sherburne
Born [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Wife of — married about 22 Mar 1445 in Hapton, Lancashire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Lancashire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified 13 Oct 2019 | Created 6 Dec 2014 | Last significant change: 13 Oct 2019
13:26: Michael Cayley edited the Biography for Isabel (Sherburne) Towneley (-aft.1462). [Thank Michael for this]
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Isabel Sherburne is in a trail badged by the Magna Carta Project to surety baron Robert de Ros (see text below).

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Biography

Isabel was the daughter of Richard Sherburne and Alice Hamerton. [1][2][3]

Isabel Sherburne married Towneley-5 in about 1445.[3] A contract for the marriage of Isabel Sherburne and John Towneley, Esq. was signed about 22 March 1445 at Hapton, Lancashire, England.[4][5] They had five sons & one daughter:

Isabel probably died after 1462 [6].

Research Notes

Parentage

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.[4] 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.

Death

Isabel probably died after 1462: Tracing the Towneleys on the Towneley Hall website[7] 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.[8] Alice's parentage and last name at birth are unknown.

Alice is not mentioned in the works of Douglas Richardson.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 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
  2. 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. 3.0 3.1 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. 4.0 4.1 Charles Davies Sherborn. A History of the Family Sherborn, Mitchell & Hughes, London, 1901, pp. 16-17.
  5. 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
  6. Tracing the Towneleys, Towneley Hall Society website, p. 21, accessed 24 April 2019
  7. Tracing the Towneleys, Towneley Hall Society website, p. 21, accessed 24 April 2019
  8. Calendar of Durham Cathedral Archive, Register IV, f.199rUniversity of Durham website, accessed 24 April 2019
  • 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

Acknowledgements

Magna Carta Project

Isabel (Sherburne) Towneley is in a trail from Magna Carta Surety Baron Robert de Ros to Gateway Ancestors Jabez Whitaker and Alexander Whitaker. This profile was developed in accordance with project standards by Michael Cayley. The trail was approved for the Magna Carta Project in October 2019 by by Gordon Warder Jr.
See Base Camp for more information about Magna Carta trails. - Michael Cayley, 6 July 2019
Magna Carta Trail
  1. Jabez Whitaker, and Alexander Whitaker, sons of William Whitaker
  2. William Whitaker, son of Elizabeth Nowell
  3. Elizabeth Nowell, daughter of John Nowell
  4. John Nowell, son of Grace Towneley
  5. Grace Towneley, daughter of Isabel Sherburne
  6. Isabel Sherburne, daughter of Richard Sherburne
  7. Richard Sherburne, son of Richard Sherburne
  8. Richard Sherburne, son of Margaret de Sherborne
  9. Margaret de Sherburne, daughter of Alice Plumpton
  10. Alice Plumpton, daughter of William de Plumpton
  11. William de Plumpton, son of Lucy de Ros
  12. Lucy de Ros, daughter of William de Ros
  13. William de Ros, son of William de Ros
  14. William de Ros, son of Surety Baron Robert de Ros
  15. Robert de Ros


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On 19 Sep 2019 at 20:02 GMT Gordon Warder Jr wrote:

This profile is under review as part of a trail identified by the Magna Carta Project, from Jabez Whitaker (Whitaker-966) to Robert Ros de Roos (Ros-162). Gordon Warder Jr (Warder-49)

On 12 Sep 2019 at 15:47 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

On 26 Apr 2019 at 11:28 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

I have now finished the main work I plan at this stage on Isabel, her husband and her children. I may make minor changes and corrections of any typos later.

On 20 Apr 2019 at 14:44 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

I plan soon to do some work on this profile as part of my work on developing the Magna Carta Project trail from Gateway Ancestors Alexander Whitaker and Jabez Whitaker to Surety Baron Robert de Ros.

On 25 Jan 2018 at 20:31 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:

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.

Thank you!

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