Name: Otes de Halsall
Death: AFT 1379
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Change Date: 25 APR 2013
As early as 1325 Gilbert made an agreement with Henry de Atherton as to the marriage of his son Otes (fn. 27) with Henry's sister Margaret, and settled upon this son and his wife lands in Halsall and Barton; and Robert de Parr granted them an annual rent of 40s. (fn. 28)
Otes succeeded his father about 1346. (fn. 29) The marriage arranged for him in infancy did not prove altogether satisfactory; and his wife Margaret afterwards sought maintenance before the bishop of Lichfield, her husband having unlawfully allied himself with Katherine de Cowdray. Katherine was the name of his wife in 1354.
His son and heir was Gilbert, made a knight in 1388. In 1367 Otes de Halsall gave land in Barton to Gilbert his son and Elizabeth his wife, probably on the occasion of their marriage.
Some dispute occurred about 1379 as to the title of David Hulme of Maghull in the manor of Halsall, and this was settled by Gilbert. (fn. 32) He was escheator for the county in 22 Richard II. After his death two inquisitions were made (1404), one of which states that 'on the day of his forfeiture' he had no estates save those found and appraised in an inquisition taken in August, 1403.
Marriage arranged for Otes in his childhood was not satisfctory, and Margaret sought maintenance before bishop of Lichfield, her husband having unlawfully allied himself with Katherine de Cowdray. Katherine was his wife?s name in 1354.
(Remains, historical and literary, connected with the Palatine ..., Volume 93? - Page 42.1935.)
Father: Gilbert de Halsall
Katherine de Cowdray
- Gilbert Halsall b: 1358
- Type: Book
Periodical: Victoria County History of Lancashire
- Type: Book
Periodical: Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster & CHester
Publication: Chetham Soc