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Alicia de Alfreton, heir of Alfreton, Norton, Edwalton

Also Known As: "Alice", "De Alfreton", "Chaworth"
Birthplace: Alfreton, Derbyshire, England
Death: before 1241
Beauchef, Derbyshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert de Alfreton, of Alfreton & Norton and Agnes de Alfreton
Wife of Sir William de Chaworth, of Annesley
Mother of Sir Thomas de Chaworth, Kt, Lord of Norton, Alfreton, M.P.
Sister of Amicia de Alfreton and Thomas de Alfreton, Lord of Alfreton, Norton, Edwalton

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About Alicia de Alfreton, heir of Alfreton, Norton, Edwalton

Alice Alfreton (Robert Alfreton6, William Alfreton5, Robert FitzRalph4, Ranulph fitz Ingelram3, Ingelram2, Ingelram1). She married William Chaworth, son of William Chaworth and Agnes.



	  Child of Alice Alfreton and William Chaworth is:

* i. Thomas de Carducis was born ABT 1225.


From 'Houses of Premonstratensian canons: The abbey of Beauchief', in A History of the County of Derby: Volume 2, ed. William Page (London, 1907), pp. 63-69. British History Online [accessed 13 October 2019].

William lord of Alfreton, the son of the founder, gave to the abbey the mill of Cold Aston in the adjoining parish of Dronfield; Robert de Alfreton, the founder's grandson, who flourished between 1242 and 1270, gave considerable lands in Norton and Alfreton, whilst Ranulph, his brother, gave a bovate and a half of land in Wymeswold. (fn. 7) The male line of the Alfreton family came to an end with Thomas, who died without issue in 1269. (fn. 8) His sister Alice, one of his two coheirs, married Sir William Chaworth, and brought to him the Alfreton estate.


The manor of Alfreton was given by Wulfric, a noble Saxon, and confirmed by Ethelred II to Burton abbey. It had again passed into lay hands before the compilation of the Domesday Survey; in which it is described as held by Ingram, under Roger de Busli. This Ingram was the immediate ancestor of Robert Fitz-Ranulph or Fits-Ralph, Lord of Alfreton, who founded Beauchief abbey in the reign of Henry II. His descendants were denominated de Alfreton. On the death of Thomas de Alfreton, his great grandson, in 1269, this manor descended to Thomas de Chaworth, his nephew, and Robert de Latham, who had married one of his sisters and co-heiresses. Chaworth purchased Latham's moiety. Dugdale says that this Thomas de Chaworth was summoned to Parliament as a baron in 1296; but that none of his descendants ever received a like summons. William Chaworth, Esq., the last of this branch of the family, left an only daughter and heir in the reign of Hen. VII, married to John Ormond, Esq. whose heiress brought this manor to Sir Anthony Babington of Dethick. Henry Babington, Esq., the grandson, sold it in or about the year 1565 to John Zouch, Esq., of Codnor. The son of the latter conveyed it, in 1618 to Robert Sutton, Esq., of Aram, in Nottinghamshire, by whom it was sold, in 1629 to Anthony Morewood,and Rowland, his son. The manor of Alfreton continued in the Morewood family and the manor house was their residence til the death of George Morewood, Esq. the last male heir, in 1792. His widow, who enjoys this estate under his bequest, married the Rev. Henry Chase, who in 1793, previously to his marriage, took the name of Morewood, by the King's sign manual.


  • “Thomas Alfreton’s sister Alicia m. Sir William de Chaworth. She died before 1241.”
  • “ Thomas, dying before A.D. 1241 left his three sisters his heirs, Alice the eldest marrying Sir Wm. Chaworth of Annesley, the male line then disappearing. ...”
  • The Visitations of the County of Nottingham in the Years 1569 and 1614: With Many Other Descents of the Same County. William Flower. “Chaworth.” Page 123. GoogleBooks
  • “The Chaworth-Musters family: a brief history” Medieval period. “Advantageous marriage alliances extended the Chaworth family's properties in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Alfreton and Edwalton were acquired through the 13th century marriage of William de Chaworth and Alice de Alfreton.
  • “WILLIAM, the son of the former, acquired Alfreton, in Derbyshire, by marriage with Alice, daughter and co-heir of its last lord, and his arms, viz., on a shield azure, two chevrons or, were "almost ever used by Chaworth." They may be seen in the letter of the Barons to the Pope, 1300, and over the hall chimney piece at Annesley, placed there, of course, at a later date, when that property had been acquired through another heiress. THOMAS, the son of William and Alice de Alfreton, was the last of his name summoned to Parliament by writ, 1296. From this time he and his family became great benefactors to Beauchief Priory, founded by Robert Fitz-Ranulph, lord of Alfreton, great-grandfather of Alice (the heiress). ...”
  • Honors and Knights' Fees, Volume 2. By William Farrer. Page 152 - 153. GoogleBooks
  • A History of Graves Park. At 248 acres, including the Animal Farm, Graves Park is the largest park in Sheffield, embracing an impressive variety of contrasting features. Vast expanses of open parkland with short grass are bordered and intersected by natural and semi-natural woodlands. Graves Park is also a multi-sports and recreation site with facilities for tennis, bowls, miniature golf, cycling, and orienteering. In Estate papers of 1887, it was described as 200 acres of 'rich arable pasture park and woodland" with timber, and abounding with oak and other trees, as well 'as sheets of water and extensive pleasure grounds'. The land that constitutes Graves Park was formerly part of the Norton Estate, and the earliest known reference to its ownership is contained in the Last Will and Testament of Wulfic Spott in the year 1002. The reference in the Domesday Book shows that Godiva and Bada held the land at Norton during the reign of Edward the Confessor. Roger de Busli held the land thereafter, followed by someone called Ingelram. His son, Ranulph de Alfreton, and grandson, Robert FitzRanulph, followed the latter. A change of dynasty came in 1269, during the reign of Henry III, when the line of Ingelram failed to produce a son. The female heir, Alicia de Alfreton, married Sir William Chaworth who became the new ruler at Norton.
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Alicia de Alfreton, heir of Alfreton, Norton, Edwalton's Timeline

Alfreton, Derbyshire, England
Beauchef, Derbyshire, England
Age 41
Beauchef, Derbyshire, England
June 23, 1948
Age 41
February 14, 1949
Age 41