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Agnes Wettenhall (Arderne)

Also Known As: "Agnes De /Arderne/"
Birthplace: Aldford, Cheshire, England
Death: June 01, 1385 (76-85)
Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir John Arderne, of Aldford and Margery verch Gruffydd
Wife of John Whetenhall
Mother of Sir John Wettenhall, Kt., of Acton and Robert Wettenhale
Sister of Maud Arderne and Sir John Arderne, Kt.

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About Agnes Wettenhall

Agnes Arderne


  • Married: Sir John Wettenhall, Kt., of Acton, on 1 June 1330 in Cheshire, England.


  1. Robert de Wettenhall2 d. a 1316 m. Amicia de Alpraham
  2. John, m. Maude, daughter of Robert Fulleshurst


Agnes is the child of John Arderne and Margaret Gruffudd. She married John de Wetenhall.[1][2][3] "This John de Wetenhale...and Agnes his wife, obtained the manor of Wetenhale, by fine from Margery daughter to John de Arderne, II Edw. II."[4] This statement is derived from Williamson's Cheshire Evidences which is reported to say: "Jo. de Wetenhall Senr & Agnes his w. bt. [bought] from Margery d to Jo de Ardern ye Manr of Wetenhall cm p[] Nic de West put in his claime." [5][6] This is presumably what established the relationship; per one writer: "This document contains no explicit statement of relationship between Agnes and John Arderne. However, because such transfers frequently took place to resettle an inheritance within a family there has been a long history among antiquarians of assuming a relationship based on the existence of a fine."[7] Furthermore, in a discussion of the children of John Arderne and Margaret Griffin/Gruffydd, their issue included "other daughters who had settlements of land."[8]

After John's death, Agnes transferred the manor of Wetenhale to Robert de Paris in 21 Edward III (~1347).[9]


  1. ↑ Ormerod, Vol. II, p. 85 (text buried in book gutter, see p. 84)
  2. ↑ Ormerod, 1819 ed. Vol. II, p. 42
  3. ↑ Ormerod, Vol. II, p. 195
  4. ↑ Ormerod, p. 192
  6. ↑ Report, p. 115 (While this abstract calls it "a tenement in Wetenhale", the original says "ye Manr of Wetenhall".)
  8. ↑ Miscellanea, p. 81
  9. ↑ Report, p. 48
  10. Ormerod, George, Daniel King, William Smith, William Webb, Peter Leycester, and Thomas Helsby. 1882. The history of the county Palatine and city of Chester; comp. from original evidences in public offices, the Harleian and Cottonian mss., parochial registers, private muniments, unpublished ms. collections of successive Cheshire antiquaries, and a personal survey of every township in the county; incorporated with a republication of King's Vale royal and Leycester's Cheshire antiquities. London: G. Routledge. 1882. 2nd Ed. Vol. II. (Also 1819 ed. Vol. II)
  11. Ormerod, George. 1851. Miscellanea Palatina: consisting of genealogical essays illustrative of Cheshire Domesday roll, compiled from original authorities. London: T. Richards, printer.
  12. Roberts, Gary Boyd. 2014. The royal descents of 600 immigrants to the American colonies or the United States: who were themselves notable or left descendants notable in American history : with a 2008 addendum, coda, and final addition. p. 507
  13. The Twenty-eighth Annual Report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records (28 Feb 1867). (London: 1867)

Agnes daughter of Knight John Arderne.

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Agnes Wettenhall's Timeline

Aldford, Cheshire, England
June 1, 1385
Age 81
Cheshire, England
Acton, Cheshire, England