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Maud Hylton (Emildon)

Also Known As: "Matilda"
Birthplace: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England
Death: September 08, 1369 (57)
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Emildon and Christiana de Plumpton
Wife of Richard Acton and Alexander Hylton, 2nd Baron Hylton
Mother of Elizabeth Widdrington
Sister of Jacoba Stryvelyn
Half sister of Alice de Plumpton; Sir Robert Plumpton, Kt. and Emma de Sherburne

Managed by: Elizabeth Ellen Prince
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About Maud Hylton

  • Maud de Emildon1
  • F, #45939, b. circa 1310, d. 8 September 1369
  • Father Richard de Emildon, Mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne1 d. 19 Jul 1333
  • Maud de Emildon She was the daughter of her father's 1st marriage.1 She was born circa 1310 at of Jesmond, Northumberland, England; Age 23 in 1333.1 She married Sir Alexander de Hilton, 3rd Lord Hilton, son of Robert de Hilton, 2nd Lord Hilton and Joan, after 17 May 1342.1 Maud de Emildon died on 8 September 1369.1
  • Family Sir Alexander de Hilton, 3rd Lord Hilton d. c Apr 1361
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VII, p. 24.
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  • History of Newcastle and Gateshead (1884) Vol. 1
  • Died this year. Sir Adam Swinburne, knight, who was sheriff of Northumberland from 1315 to 1317, and as such had the custody of the castle of Newcastle. He had also the custody of the palatinate of Durham entrusted to his care after the death of Bishop Kellawe in 1316. Edward II., according to Leland, arrested him because he had spoken about the state of the marches too sharply to the king himself, a'proceeding which galled his nephew, Gilbert Middleton, into open rebellion. (See 1317.) Sir Adam was accused, after his release, of joining his nephew, and when his grandson, Gerard Widdrington granted some lands in the county to Roger Widdrington. husband of Elizabeth. the only daughter of Richard Acton and Maud Emeldon the escheator of Northumberland seized them, on the ground that Sir Adam had forfeited them by adhering to Middleton's cause, but Edward III., in 1358. restored them "for good considerations and 10L.
  • .... Under the date 1333, Bourne has Richard Acton mayor, but unless he filled the chair from the date of his father-in-law Emeldon's death, which Hodgson records as occurring "7th Edward III.," it is difficult to see how he can have held the office, for in an inquisition upon the castle, dated 24th June 1334, and in a deed conveying a chantry in All Saints to Peter Graper, dated 25th September in that year, John Denton is clearly shown to be mayor — indicating that he was elected at Michaelmas 1333. If Acton appeared no more in the lists, it might be supposed that he died shortly after his election, and that Denton succeeded him, but in the deed to Peter Graper, Richard Acton signs as a witness along with Denton. The above arrangement, therefore, assigning Acton's term of office to that part of 1333 in which Emeldon's death left the mayoralty vacant, seems to square best with the facts, although the point is not free from difficulty. .... etc.
  • .... Richard Emeldon, the first escheator-mayor, did not long enjoy his office. He died soon after his appointment, having served his king and his fellow-burgesses for many years in offices of trust and honour. He had been mayor of Newcastle several times ; had represented the town in parliament, and when the Earl of Lancaster and other nobles were attainted, he fulfilled the office of keeper for the king of their castles, lands, and tenements, receiving from the grateful monarch the manor of Silksworth for his services.
  • Three of his four daughters were united in marriage to prominent men in Newcastle and the county of Northumberland. Agnes became the wife of Peter Graper the younger, who, like his father and father-in-law, was several times bailiff and mayor, and at least once was returned to Parliament. Maud, or Matilda, married Richard Acton — who seems to have filled the office of mayor during the interval between Emeldon's death and Michaelmas Monday — and after Acton's decease she entered into a matrimonial alliance with Alexander, lord of Hilton, in the county of Durham. Jane became the second wife of Sir John Strivelyn, a wealthy knight; and the fourth daughter, Alice, was united in 1364, when she must have been of mature age, to Nicholas Sabraham. .... etc.
  • Inquisition taken after the death of Roger Widdrington, when it was found that he died seised of manors or lands in various parts of Northumberland. He was a son of John, lord of Widdrington, and Christian, daughter of Sir Adam Swinburne, knight. By his marriage with Elizabeth, only daughter of Richard Acton of Newcastle and Maud, daughter of Richard Emeldon (see 1333), he acquired considerable property, and added largely to the estates of his ancestors. He was at the battle of Neville's Cross, where he took one Makepeth prisoner ; in 1361 filled the office of sheriff of Northumberland ; was party in 1367 to an indenture of truce between England and Scotland; and in 1369 and 1371 occupied the important post of a warden of the marches. After his death, his widow, Elizabeth Acton, married Sir Elibrand, or Alexander, Hilton, lord of Hilton, in the county of Durham.
  • Died this year, a centenarian. Sir John Widdrington, knight, son of Elizabeth [daughter and heir of Maud or Matilda] Hilton, whose first husband was Roger Widdrington [see 1372], and whose father was Richard Acton of Newcastle [see 1333]. Sir John married Catherine, daughter of Sir William Acton, knight, and was a man of large possessions. At his death it was found that he held the manors of Woodhorn and Plessy ; the manors and vills of Widdrington, West Swinburn, and Colwell, the vills of Shotton, Blagdon, and Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, the hamlet of Druridge, a fishery on the Wansbeck, and lands, etc., in Jesmond, Denton, Hartford, and eighteen other places in Northumberland.


  • 'Hilton01'
  • William de Helton (d before 20.04.1208)
  • m. Bone (dau of German Tison of Shilbottle)
    • 1. Alexander de Hilton of Helton or Hilton
    • m. Agnes de Verly (sister of Hugh de Verly)
      • A. Robert de Hilton, 1st Lord (d c1310)
      • BE1883 (Hilton of Hilton) appears to confuse this Robert de Hilton with Robert de Hilton of Swine (see below) by reporting that he was the one who married Marmaduke de Thweng. TCP (Thweng) reports that this had been suggested by Dugdale, wrongly.
      • m. (before 12.1255) Joan (dau of William Le/De Breton of Essex)
        • i. Alexander de Hilton of Rennington (dvp c1303)
        • m. Elizabeth
          • a. Robert de Hilton, 2nd Lord (d c1322)
          • m1. Joan
          • m2. (before 13.02.1314/5) Ellen (d before 12.04.1339, widow of Walter, Lord Huntercombe)
            • (1) Alexander de Hilton, 3rd Lord of Hilton (d c04.1361)
            • m1. Alice
            • m2. Maud de Emeldon (b c1310, d 08.09.1369, dau of Richard de Emeldon of Embleton and Jesmond)
              • (A) Robert de Hilton, 4th Lord of Hilton (d before 27.05.1370)
              • m. Alianore de Felton (dau of Sir William de Felton of Edlingham)
                • (i) .... etc.
  • Main source(s): TCP (Hylton or Hilton of Hilton) with some support/input for the lower section from Visitation (Durham, 1575+1615+1666, Hilton)
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  • Matilda de Emeldon1
  • F, #397324, d. 1369
  • Last Edited=17 Sep 2009
  • Matilda de Emeldon married Roger de Acton.1 She died in 1369.1
  • Child of Matilda de Emeldon and Roger de Acton
    • 1.Elizabeth de Acton+1 b. 1316, d. 1369
  • Citations
  • 1.[S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."
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Maud Hylton's Timeline

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England
Age 7
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
September 8, 1369
Age 57
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England