Richard may have been involved in fighting with the Scots in 1400, when he appointed attorneys to look after his affairs, while he was on the Scottish border. In 1419/20 he was summoned to help defend the realm against the French.
Member of Parliament
He was elected to represent Lancashire in the Parliaments of 8 and 9 Henry V (1420-1422).
Death and Will
Richard died at Stonyhurst, Lancashire on 29 May 1441. The Inquisition, Post Mortem, found that he was seized of "the manors of Aghton and Hamilton, lands in Baggersburgh and Frekleton, land in Leylond, a quarter part of the manor of Bolton, a moiety of the manor of Wiswall, two burgess's in Clitheroe, and together with his wife Agnes of the manor of Longton". Richard's next heir was his grandson Robert Sherburne
Richard's Will was dated 3 January 1436/7. After bequests to the parish church of Mitton, Lancashire and to religious orders, he left the residue of his estate "to Agnes my wyffe," and named as executors "Robert of Haryngton, knyght, Thomas of Harington, squire, brother of ye same Robert, my son James, and Richard Browne of Chorley." Sir John Tempest was named as overseer of the administration of the Will. He asked to be buried at Mitton. The Will was drawn up in English, unlike most Wills of this period.
It had been thought that Agnes, wife of Richard Sherburne, was a daughter of Sir William Stanley of Hooton, and hence had Stanley as her last name at birth. This is reflected in Charles Davies Sherborn's book on the Sherborn family history, and in Testamenta Eboracensia edited by James Raine, although James Raine acknowledged that the Stanley parentage had been questioned. It is also stated in Richard's entry on the History of Parliament Online website. This view has now been discredited. For fuller discussion, see Douglas Hickling's 2004 post initiating a thread in soc.medieval.genealogy.
The Sherborne pedigrees in Flower's 1563-4 Visitation of Yorkshire, and in Dugdale's 1664-5 Visitation of Lancashire have a number of errors, including documenting Richard as husband of a daughter of John Stanley. The former also names Richard as Robert.
↑The Visitation in the Years 1563 and 1564, made by William Flower, Esquire, Harleian Society, 1881, p. 284
↑Dugdale's Visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster in 1664-5, Chetham Society 1873, pp. 263-164
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.
Sherborn, Charles Davies. A history of the family of Sherborn, Mitchell and Hughes, London, 1901, [Internet Archive
In a series of edits, I have now completed the main work I intend on this profile, tidying up the bio, eliminating duplication, adding factual information, replacing fairly lengthy quotes from other sources with the facts drawn from them, adding research notes, and improving sourcing. There may be typos or other minor slips - if you see any, please correct them, or, if in doubt, leave a comment on this page or message me.
Stanley was what used to be fairly widely believed. More recent research seems to point to Harrington as Agnes’ LNAB. See the 2004 article in soc.genealogy.medieval by Douglas Hickling, with Douglas Richardson’s comment after, headed “WHO WERE THE PARENTS OF RICHARD SHERBURNE'S WIFE AGNES, AND OF ISABEL (SHERBURNE) TOWNELEY AND AGNES (SHERBURNE) RISHTON?” for some in-depth discussion. (It is also on Rootsweb, but that is out of action.) Search on https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!forum/soc.genealogy.medieval for Agnes Sherburne to find it. If necessary click on Douglas Hickling’s line at the top to see his article.
text, referencing Charles Davies Sherborn's "A History of the Family of Sherborn" (1901), says he married Agnes, daughter of William Stanley, but Richardson's Magna Carta Ancestry says he married Agnes Harington.
Walter Pack-530 is the son of Jamie Lee (Lilly) Pack DNA confirmed
2. Jamie is the daughter of Ali Walter Lilly [confident]
3. Ali is the son of James Floyd Coleman Lilly [confident]
4. James is the son of Margaret Tiffany Lilly [confident]
5. Margaret is the daughter of Mary Elizabeth (Shrewsbury) Lilly [confident]
6. Mary is the daughter of Phillip Thomas Shrewsbury [confident]
7. Phillip is the son of Mary Elizabeth (Clay) Shrewsbury [confident]
8. Mary is the daughter of Martha Ann (Lewis) Clay [confident]
9. Martha is the daughter of Elizabeth (Warner) Lewis [confident]
10. Elizabeth is the daughter of Augustine Warner Jr. [confident]
11. Augustine is the son of Mary (Towneley) Warner [confident]
12. Mary is the daughter of Lawrence Towneley III [confident]
13. Lawrence is the son of Lawrence Towneley Jr [confident]
14. Lawrence is the son of Lawrence Towneley Esquire [confident]
15. Lawrence is the son of Henry Towneley [confident]
16. Henry is the son of Lawrence Towneley [confident]
17. Lawrence is the son of Isabel (Sherburne) Towneley [confident]
18. Isabel is the daughter of Richard Sherburne Esquire [confident]
19. Richard is the son of Richard Sherburne Esq. [confident]
This makes Richard the 17th great grandfather of Walter.
Mary Towneley-1 is a gateway ancestor by this lineage of Holbert-18 and Pack-530
Something else Mary Towneley-1 is also as Lawrence Towneley-43 is also as Mary Towneley not Lawrence in the Gateway Ancestors checking the spelling of Townley-43 right now. OK Mary is his aunt Townley-43 different spelling of the surname and who is listed as a gateway ancestor.