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Sir Roger Pilkington, II

Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Pilkington Manor, Lancashire, , England
Death: 1343 (48-56)
Pilkington Manor, Lancashire, , England
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger de Pilkington, Sr. and Amery de Pilkington
Husband of Alice Pilkington
Father of Sir Roger Pilkington, III; Isabella Pilkington; Margaret Pilkington; Robert Pilkington; Henry Pilkington and 3 others
Brother of William de Pilkington and Thomas de Pilkington
Half brother of Richard Pilkington and Adam Pilkington

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About Sir Roger Pilkington, II, Knight

  • 'Full text of "History of the Pilkington family of Lancashire and its branches, from 1066 to 1600"
  • 'History of the Pilkington family of Lancashire and its branches, from 1066 to 1600 (1912)
  • Descent VII.— Sir Roger de Pilkington, the eldest son of Sir Alexander, was born about 1255, and died in 1322.
  • He succeeded to the lordship of the manors of Pilkington, Cheetham, and Crompton in 1291, on the death of his father, and, in recognition of " the good services rendered," King Edward the First on the
  • 10th June, 1291, granted Free Warren "to him and his heirs for ever," being permission to shoot over his demesne lands of Pilkington,Whitefield, Unsworth, Cheetham, Crompton, Sholver, and Wolstenholme59 ; a year later this right was confirmed to him.60
  • It is probable that he had been wounded, for he died shortly afterwards, and by May, 1323, his widow (the third wife) Margery had married Sir Adam de Swillington ; Margery and Sir Adam then jointly sued for, and succeeded in recovering the estates seized by the King.75
  • Sir Roger's first wife, it is conjectured, was Amery one of the three daughters (Agnes, Alice, and Amery) of Sir Gilbert de Barton, lord of Barton ; the reason for this assumption is that Roger, who had two sons ('Roger' and William) by the first wife, became possessed after her death, in 1294-5, of one-sixth the manor of Barton, as shown by the Final Concords 76 — "by the courtesy of England," a man and his issue became entitled to the inheritance of his deceased wife in the event of there being children by the marriage.
  • For his second wife, he married Alice daughter of Sir Ralph de Otteby, and on the 6th of April, 1295, her father settled upon them and their issue (" en franc marriage ") the manor of Otteby, county Lincoln. By her he had one child only — named Alexander.77
  • He afterwards married, as his third wife, in or about 1310 (4 Edward II) the Margery to whom reference has already been made. She was probably a Middleton, as in that year Robert son of Roger de Middleton enfeoffed Roger de Pilkington and Margery his wife of all his lands and tenements in Great Lever, together with certain wastes.78
  • We will now give some details relating to the sons by the various marriages : —
  • ' 1. Roger, a son by the first wife. His history will be Descent Vlll.
  • 2. William, a son also by the first wife. He is mentioned (along with his 'brother Roger') in the settlement made by his father on the 9th April, 1312.82
  • 3. Alexander, an only son by the second wife, Alice the daughter of, and heiress to, Sir Ralph de Otteby, lord of the manor of Otteby, County Lincoln.
  • 4. Richard, a son by Margery the third wife. On the 15th August, 1333, he, "Richard son of Roger, and William his brother," along with John de Radecliffe, Parson of Bury, and fourteen others, were (at this unruly period of the reign of King Edward the Third) ordered to be arrested and imprisoned in Nottingham Castle. The reason is not stated on the Roll,88 but it would probably be a case of trespass.
  • 5. Adam, a son by Margery, the third wife. On the 1st June, 1337, "Adam de Pilkington, 'Roger' and Richard his brothers," together with Adam the parson of the Church of Bury, numerous de Traffords and others (altogether seventy-five persons) were ordered to be tried by Commission of Oyer and Terminer, on the complaint of Queen Isabella, for entering her Free Chases in the County of Lancaster, and carrying away the Deer, &c.90 Nothing further has been discovered concerning him.
  • ' Descent VIII. ---Sir Roger de Pilkington (born about 1291 ; died in 1343), the eldest son of Sir Roger, succeeded to the lordship
  • 'of the manors of Pilkington, Cheetham, &c., in 1323 ; he was also the over-lord of Rivington manor.
  • ' He died in 1343 — in which year his eldest son, being then under age, was fined for not undertaking Knighthood.95
  • ' His wife was Alicia, the daughter of Henry de Bury, lord of Bury (her mother being Margery the daughter of Richard de Radcliffe, of Radcliffe), who became heiress to her brother Henry de Bury, junior. After the death of her mother and her brother, she inherited the manor and lordship of Bury by virtue of the settlement of 1313,96 and so enriched the Pilkingtons of this branch.
  • ' About the year 1374 Alicia died intestate, and, according to the Treaty Rolls, her eldest son Sir Roger was appointed Administrator of her estate — the entry being as follows, " Rogerus filius Rogeri de " Pilkynton miles administrator bonorum et catellorum Aliciae de " Pilkynton alias dictus Rogerus filius Rogeri de Pilkynton. Teste Rege apud Westm'r., 6th December, 1374; per billam."97 It would appear that, prior to the latter date, Henry the brother of Roger had acted as administrator98 — perhaps without right — and on the 30th January, 1375, Roger proceeded against Henry, Robert, and Richard (who are styled his brothers) in a Plea for debt99 arising out of same.
  • ' The issue by the marriage with Alicia de Bury comprised four sons and three daughters, viz. : —
  • 1. Roger, of whom see Descent IX.
  • 2. Robert, the second son, who was born in 1329, and the date of whose death was not earlier than 1399. . . .
  • 3. Henry, the third son; described as "Henry son of Sir Roger" in a suit of 1356, regarding lands in Highfield, Farnworth, . . . . .
  • 4. Richard, was the fourth son of Sir Roger. He became Rector of Prestwich in 1361 on the nomination of Richard de Radcliffe, and held the benefice until his death in 1400.114 . . . . .
  • ' Sir Roger de Pilkington's three daughters were : —
  • (1.) Jane, who became the wife of John del More, of Liverpool.116
  • (2.) Margaret, who married Sir John son of Sir Thomas de Ardern117 of Elford, co. Staff., by whom there was issue an only daughter Matilda who became the wife of Thomas the third son of Sir John de Stanley, K.G., of Lathom. After the death of Sir John de Ardern in 1408 Margaret married Sir Robert Babthorp as his second wife, by whom she had no issue and died 1423.
  • (3.) Isabel, who married Nicholas de Prestwich.
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  • 'Sir Roger Pilkington1
  • 'M, b. circa 1291, d. 1343
  • Father Sir Roger de Pilkington b. c 1255, d. 1322
  • Mother Amery de Barton d. bt 1294 - 1295
  • Sir Roger Pilkington married Alice Bury, daughter of Henry de Bury and Margery Radcliffe. Sir Roger Pilkington was born circa 1291 at of Pilkington, Lancashire, England. He died in 1343.
  • 'Family Alice Bury d. c 1374
  • Children
    • ◦Sir Roger Pilkington+ b. 1325, d. 2 Jan 1406
    • ◦Robert Pilkington, Esq. b. 1329, d. a 1399
    • ◦Henry Pilkington b. c 1331, d. a 25 Nov 1374
    • ◦Richard Pilkington b. c 1333, d. 1400
    • ◦Jane Pilkington b. c 1335
    • ◦Isabel Pilkington b. c 1340
  • Citations
  • 1.[S9433] Unknown author, The Pilkington Family, by Lt. Col. John Pilkington, 3rd Ed., 1912, p. 38-43.
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