Name: Thomas Harrington
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)
Change Date: 15 JUN 2006
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).
Father: William Harrington b: in Farleton
Mother: Margaret Neville b: in Hornby Castle, Lancashire
Elizabeth Dacre b: ABT 1408
- John Harrington
- Jane Harrington
- Margaret Harrington
- Text: The Richard III Society