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  • ID: I13559
  • Name: Thomas Harrington
  • Suffix: Kt
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1400 in Hornby Castle, Lancashire
  • Death: 30 DEC 1460 in Wakefield, Yorks
  • Residence: Hornby, Lancs, & Brierley, Yorks
  • Cause: Killed in battle, with his son
  • BATT: Blore Heath 1459. Wakefield 1460 (killed)
  • Note: 1

    Sir Thomas Harrington of Hornby, Lancashire, and Brierley near Barnsley in the West Riding of Yorkshire, was a long-standing retainer of Salisbury; he fought at Blore Heath in September 1459 and, subsequently, was imprisoned in Chester castle and attainted by the Coventry Parliament; and, according to Gregory's Chronicle, he was already in York's entourage by the time he left London on 9 December 1460.
    See J. C. Wedgwood, History of Parliament 1439-/509, Biographies (London 1936), pp.426-7; also Benet's Chronicle, p.224 (where Harrington is said to have been captured following Ludford and imprisoned in Chester castle), Annales, p.771 (for Pickering at Ludford), and Rotuli Parliamentorum, vol.5, pp.349-50 (for Coventry attainders).
  • _UID: E9E2AFE7C44E46CE958E61C878AE4BF438CB
  • Change Date: 15 JUN 2006

    Father: William Harrington b: in Farleton
    Mother: Margaret Neville b: in Hornby Castle, Lancashire

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Dacre b: ABT 1408
    • Married:
    1. Has Children John Harrington
    2. Has Children Jane Harrington
    3. Has Children Margaret Harrington

    1. Text: The Richard III Society
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