Name: Edmund Lawrence
Residence: Ashton Hall, Lancs
Change Date: 4 OCT 2005
In 1338 he held, with his parents, the Stapleton part of the manor of Ashton for life.
In 1345, he had been commissioner with his uncle William to investigate wastes in the manor of Wyresdale. In 1348, John Franceys dismised certain of this lands, etc., to Edmund for live at the rent of a rose for six years and then 100s. Agnes, the daughter of John Franceys married Lambert de Wyresdale and they quit-claimed to Edmund in 1366. In 1350 Edmund held burgages in Pennystreet, Lancaster. In 1357 he made a feoffment of lands in Lancaster, Skerton, Ellel, Ashton, and Preeshall. In 1358 he was pardoned, after paying 100 shillings, for acquiring a life interest in the Irish Manors of Baliogary, Lough and Casterling without license. Also in 1358 he held land in Preeshall. He was pardoned, for service in France, of taking 200 in silver from John Darcy's house. He was Knight of the Shire in 1362 when he and Matthew de Rixton being deputies of the sheriff, concealed the election writ and returned themselves as knights of the shire. This return was later quashed. In 1363 was receiver of Queen Philippa's monies in Ireland.
In 1367 he was attorney in England for the Prior of St. Mary's, Lancaster.
In 1368 he was commissioner of Array to choose 100 archers in Lancashire.
In 1373 he held for life three plough-lands of Thomas de Stapleton by a rent of 20 marks. In 1375 he released his life interest in the Irish Manors and in that of Dunmow In 1376, he held for life fisheries and ridings in Ashton together with a fourth part of the manor, of the heirs of Thomas de Thweng, deceased, by rent of 13s. 4d. In 1378 he purchased all the rights of Thomas de Molyneux in the marriage of Richard, son of Sir William de Moylneux of Sefton. In 1381/2, evidently shortly before his death, John de Oxcliffe granted an estate in Overton to Edmund. John de Oxcliffe had held the estate as trustee, given him in 1374, from Adam, son of William de Lancaster, that William held in the right of his wife Blanche.
Father: John Lawrence
Mother: Elizabeth Holt b: 1304 in Stubley, Lancashire
Agnes de Washington
- Robert Lawrence b: ABT 1350 in Ashton Hall, Lancashire