LVG: ABT 1290
Change Date: 21 OCT 2010
Evidently married John de Rigmaiden after the husband by whom she had Isolda.
Isolda had a daughter Nichola, who is described as her heir, and who married Roger de Brockholes of Claughton. It does not appear what Isolda's name was or her estate, and, as the later Rigmaidens descended from her, she must have been twice married.
John de Rigmaiden and Isolda his wife were defendants in 1292; Assize R. 408, m. 66. In 1303 they made a claim against Hugh de Akovere concerning waste; De Banco R. 148, m. 31. They appear again in 1304; Assize R. 419, m. 9. In the same year Gilbert de Lindsay complained that John de Rigmaiden, John his son and Robert de Pleasington had cut trees in his several woods, viz. Chapelneld in the park of Arkestanheved, &c. John replied that he and his wife held a wood in common with Gilbert; Coram Rege R. 176, m. 46 d.
Robert de Leyburn and Isolda his wife in 1311 claimed against Ingram de Gynes and Christiana his wife certain services demanded for a tenement in Garstang by Gilbert de Lindsay and Isolda widow of John de Rigmaiden; De Banco R. 185, m. 57. Ten years later the Abbot of Leicester demanded common of pasture in Garstang, of which he alleged he had been disseised by Isolda widow of John de Rigmaiden and others; ibid. 238, m. 111 d.
(VCH re Barnacre)
About 1290 Adam son of Richard de Disteshaw granted all his land in Brockholes to John de Rigmaiden and Isolda his wife; Towneley MS. HH, no. 1867. In 1308?9 Isolda de Rigmaiden released to Nichola de Brockholes, her daughter and heir, all right in the same; ibid. no. 1868.
If this is correct it would seem that Nicholas was only heir of Isolda, but not of John who had a son by another wife? [RH]
The estate of Woodacre or WEDACRE was once the residence of the Rigmaiden family. They were for three centuries lords of a moiety of Nether Wyresdale, and this moiety was spoken of as the manor of Wedacre. The origin of their title having been narrated above, (fn. 7) it remains to give an account of the descent. John de Rigmaiden and Isolda his wife, the first in possession, (fn. 8) had two sons, John and Marmaduke. John son of John de Rigmaiden in 1323 settled two plough-lands, &, in Wyresdale and Garstang upon his son Thomas and Joan his wife, together with a moiety of the manor of Wyresdale and rents in various townships. (fn. 9) John was still living in 1331, (fn. 10) but Thomas was dead in 1328, and his widow Joan afterwards married Robert de Culwen; she was still living in 1348. (fn. 11) Thomas left an infant son John, (fn. 12) who married Lettice, afterwards the wife of Richard de Molyneux of Great Crosby. (fn. 13) John de Rigmaiden died in 1355 (fn. 13a) ; his heir was a daughter Joan, who died without issue in or before 1362