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Robert Winnington

Birthdate: (26)
Birthplace: Delves Point (Newcastle-under-Lyme), Staffordshire, England
Death: 1427 (22-30)
Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard de Wynington and Ellen de Wynington
Husband of Katherine Winnington
Father of Elizabeth Blount and Richard Winnington

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Robert of Winnington Cheshire was married to Katherine Holland of Flintshire, Wales. Daughter of Ralph Holland of Bretton Flintshire. Not Katherine Venables.

Chart History of County Palatine and City of Chester

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  • 'Sir Robert Winnington1,2
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    • Elizabeth Winnington+1
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  • 1.[S11571] A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. III, by John Burke, Esq., p. 199.
  • 2.[S11588] Some Early English Pedigrees, by Vernon M. Norr, p. 30.
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  • John Blount of Kynlet (Visitation mentions a possible additional marriage for John, to a daughter (& co-heir) of Brian Brampton.) m. Alice Delabere (dau of Kinard Delabere of Cheshire)
  • 1. Humphrey Blount of Kinlet, Sheriff of Shropshire (d 1477) m. Elizabeth Winnington '(dau of Robert Winnington of Cheshire)'
    • A. Sir Thomas Blount of Kinlet, Sheriff of Shropshire (b. by 1456, d. 1525) m. Ann Croft (dau of Sir Richard Croft of Croft Castle) .....
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  • 'The parliamentary history of the county of Worcester : including the city of Worcester, and the boroughs of Bewdley, Droitwich, Dudley, Evesham, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and Pershore, from the earliest times to the present day, 1213-1897, with biographical and genealogical notices of the members (1897)
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  • Thomas Blount, of Kidderminster, sat for co. Worc. Jan. to May 1559, and 1562-7, and bought the Manor and advowson of Kidderminster for £454 9s. od. from Queen Elizabeth, 1 Feb. 1560. His kinsman Walter Blount, of Kidderminster, was H.S. 1579. This line was founded by John, son of Sir John B., of Sodington, by his 2nd wife Isabella dau. and heir of Sir Brian Cornewall, of Kinlet. The Member seems to have been Sir Thomas Blount, of Kinlet, son of Sir Humphrey B. by Elizabeth 'dau. of Robert Winnington', and m. Anne dau. of Sir Richard Croftes.
    • 1562. Dec. Thomas Blount.
    • Ralph Sheldon.
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  • The Blounts of Kinlet were already in possession of considerable estates in Staffordshire, which were first acquired by Sir William Blount, of Sodington, co.Worcester, the eldest son of Sir Walter le Blount, of Rock, and Joanna the heiress of Sodington. Sir William Blount married Margaret, one of the four daughters and co-heirs of Theobald de Verdon, who had for her portion the castle and manor of Weobley, in Herefordshire, Hethe, in Oxfordshire, a moiety of the manor of Balterley and other lands in Staffordshire, of which Sir William had livery in 1328. In the 6th of Edward III., 1332, Margaret joined with her husband in conveying her estates to a trustee for the use of her husband's heirs. As they were held of the King in capite, a fine of £10 was paid for his licence, and Nicholas de Coleshall, Chaplain, was enfeoffed of the Castle and manor of Webbeley, in the county of Hereford, the manor of Balterderley, and six marks 5s. and 7d. rent in Bydulf, Rammesore, and Fenton Culvers, in the county of Stafford, which were settled upon Sir William Blount and his heirs. Sir William Blount died in 1337, seised of the Castle of Webbeley, in Herefordshire, and the said estates in Staffordshire. He had an only daughter Alice, or Isabel, who died before him without issue, and his brother Sir John Blount was found to be his heir. After the death of Sir William, his widow Margaret married first, Mark Husee, and afterwards Sir John Crophull, of Sutton Borington, co. Notts, who died in 1383, and by whom she had issue, who were her rightful heirs, and afterwards inherited the manor and Castle of Weobly. And here a compromise appears to have been made; for by deed dated at Leicester in 1348, Sir John Blount, of Sodington, Knight, released to Margaret, the wife of Sir John Crophull, Knight, late wife of Sir William le Blount, and her heirs, all right and claim in the manor and castle of Webly. But the manor of Balterderley, and the rents at Fenton, Bydulf, and Romesore, passed to Sir John Blount and his family. The said Sir John died in 1358, seised of two bovates of land in Balterderley, 41s. 1d. of rent in Fenton; 13s. 4d. in Bydulf; 19s. 2d. in Romesore, and one messuage and one carucate of land in Denston, in the county of Stafford. These estates descended to his son Sir John Blount, of Sodington, Knight, who on his marriage with his second wife, Isabella, daughter and heir of Sir Brian Cornewall, of Kinlet, in 1382,settled them upon her and her heirs by him, together with all his lands in Denston, Glaston, Wyshall, and Waterfall, in the same county of Stafford. The said Sir John Blount died in 1424, when it was found by inquisition that Thomas Farnot, late Parson of the Church of Newton, and William Drelyn, Clerk, were lately seised of a messuage &c., in Balterderley, Fenton Culward, Remson (Ramesore), and Bysuf (Bydulf), in the county of Stafford, which they held of the King in capite, by the service of the tenth part of a knight's fee; and that they afterwards granted the said messuage &c., to John Blount and Isabel his wife, and their heirs, whereof the said John and Isabel were seised; and that the said John held nothing else of the King in the county of Stafford on the day of his death. The said Thomas Farnot and William Drelyn were likewise seised of nine messuages and 120 acres of land, &c., in Denston, Watershall, and Glaston, in the same county, and granted the same to the said John Blount and Isabel, and their heirs, of which they were seised, and which John Blount held at his death of the Abbot of Rowcester. The said John and Isabel had a son John, now living, of thirty years of age and more. Isabel died, and afterwards the said John the father; and the said John son of John and Isabel was their heir. John Blount, of Kinlet, Esq., the son of John and Isabel, married Alice, the daughter of Kynard de la Bere, and died seised of these estates in 1442, leaving Humphrey his son and heir, then twenty years of age. The said Humphrey, being a minor at his father's death, the King granted his wardship and marriage to John, Lord Dudley, and Humphrey did homage to the King for his lands in Staffordshire. He was Sheriff of Shropshire in 1461 and 1467, and married Elizabeth, 'daughter of Sir Robert Winnington'; by whom, according to the figures portrayed on his monument in Kinlet Church, he had six sons and four daughters, of whom the youngest died an infant. The names only of five sons and one of the daughters have escaped oblivion. The said Humphrey died in 1477, when it was found that he held the manor of Astal-Lye in fee from Edward Prince of Wales, as part of the Honour of Wallingford, for his homage and fealty only. He was succeeded by his eldest son Sir Thomas Blount, of Kinlet, Knight, who in 1479 was found to have held lands in Balterderley, Fenton Culvard, Romesore and Bydulf. He married Anne, daughter of Sir Richard Crofts, who lived at Eldersfield, and died in 1509. By his said wife he is said to have had twenty children, whose names are not all known, and of whom probably many died infants. Their eldest son, John Blount, married Katherine Peshall, as stated in the text. (Genealogical History of the Croke Family.)
  • From: 'The parish of Church Eaton: Little Onn', Staffordshire Historical Collections, vol. 4 (1883), pp. 64-102. URL: Date accessed: 21 December 2012.
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Delves Point (Newcastle-under-Lyme), Staffordshire, England
Age 26
Cheshire, England
Age 26
Cheshire, England
Age 26
Northwich, Cheshire West and Chester, England, United Kingdom