Richard de Acton, lord of Hellesby

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Sir Richard de Hellesby

Birthplace: England
Death: 1263 (34-43)
(Cheshire), England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John de Hellesby and Leuca de Arden de Mobberly
Husband of Alice de Thornton
Father of Alan de Acton de Hellesby, paramount Lord of Acton; Ranulph de Acton , joint Lord of Acton and Richard de Acton de Hellesby
Brother of Piers de Hellesby; Ranulph de Hellesby; Adam de Hellesby and Henry de Hellesbly of Cherleton

Occupation: Paramount Lord of Acton, Knight
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About Richard de Acton, lord of Hellesby

The children of Leuca and Sir John were:

Ricahrd de Hellesby, a.k.a. Richard de Acton, lord of Hellesby, m. Alice, daughter of Sir Ranulph de Thorneton.


Richad de Hellesby, a.k.a. Richard de Acton, lord of Hellesby, and heir to his uncle Adam. He was living in 1261, and died sometimes around 1263-1268. Richard married Alice, sister of Ranulph de Thorneton and daughter of Sir Ranulph. His wife was a widow in 1268.

The Children of Richard and Alice were:

  • Alan de Hellesby, a.k.a. de Acton, lord of Hellesby, Quistie birches and 5th of Hatton, circ. 1268. He dieied betwee 17 and 31 Edward I. His wife was Beatirix, eldest daughter and coheir of Adam de Hatton, lord of Hatton.
  • Richard de Acton, a.k.a. de Hellesby of Acton, "brother of the lord Alan, son of Richard de Hellesby," living 1268, married a daughter of _____ de Egertoune
  • Ranulph de Acton, son of Richard de Hellesby, in about 1250, the lord of a third of Acton in Delamere.
  • Geoffrey de Hellesby, brother of Richard de Hellesby, alive in 3 Henry III and 14 Edward II.
  • Hawise de Hellesby, wife in 1268 of Hugh de Bostoc, son of Sir William de Bostoke and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of lord Audley of Heleigh.
  • William de Hellesby, son of Richard, living 2 & 3 Edward II.

~George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol II, p. 72