About Cicely Radcliffe
- Cecily RADCLIFFE
- Father: Thomas RADCLIFFE
- Mother: Alice GERARD
- Married 1: Thomas FARINGTON (son of Henry Farington)
- 1. Alice FARINGTON (m. William Singleton)
- Married 2: Edward RADCLIFFE of Great Mearley
- 2. Joan RADCLIFFE
- From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/RADCLIFFE2.htm#Cecily RADCLIFFE1
- 21 The facts are stated in pleadings in 1543 by Anthony Browne of Abbess Roding in Essex and Joan his wife, daughter and heir of William son and late heir-apparent of Sir Henry Farington, who was still living. It appeared that in 1512–13 on the marriage of William with Isabel daughter and co-heir of John Clayton of Clayton a rent from a tenement called the Brex (see Leyland) was settled upon them, and had descended to Anthony and Joan. This and more important estates were now claimed by Robert Farington, gent., third son of Sir Henry, under forged deeds. It is mentioned that Thomas Farington, the second son, had already died without male issue; he had married Cecily Radcliffe. (For some letters relating to this marriage see Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. xiv, App. iv, 2–4.)
- Sir Henry himself deposed that he had made no estate of any of his manors, &c.,whereby they should not descend to his heir-apparent Joan wife of Anthony Browne, but he had given an annuity of £4 to his son Robert, who also had a pension from North Meols rectory. Thomas Farington also had been at variance with his father, and had endeavoured to marry his daughter Alice to Sir Robert Hesketh's son, but Sir Henry had stopped the match. Robert Farington was described as 'of Samlesbury,' and forty years of age. A decree was in 1544 made in favour of Anthony and Joan Browne. See Duchy of Lanc. Plead. Hen. VIII, xiii, B 18; xiv, F 10; Decrees and Orders, Hen. VIII, vii, fol. 327.
- Anthony was Joan's second or third husband.
- From: 'Townships: Farington', A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 6 (1911), pp. 61-65. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53071 Date accessed: 03 June 2012.