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Sir John Ardenne, Knt.

Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Aldford,Cheshire Elford,Staffordshire,England
Death: Died in England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas de Arderne, Knt. and Katherine de Arderne
Husband of Margaret Pilkington
Father of Matilda Stanley
Brother of Blanche Arderne

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About Sir John Ardenne of Gresley

Sir John Ardenne, Knt. served in Aquitaine in 1394 and was with RIchard II in Ireland in 1399.

  • 'Sir John Arderne1,2,3
  • 'M, #29516, b. 12 March 1369, d. 2 July 1408
  • Father Sir Thomas de Arderne4 d. c 1 Jul 1391
  • Mother Katherine Stafford4
  • ' Sir John Arderne was born on 12 March 1369 at Elford, Staffordshire, England.5,2 He married Matilda (Maud) Pilkington, daughter of Sir Roger Pilkington and Margaret, before 1396 at of Pilkington, Lancashire, England; They had 1 daughter (Maud).2,3 Sir John Arderne died on 2 July 1408 at age 39; Buried at Elford, Staffordshire.2
  • 'Family Matilda (Maud) Pilkington b. c 1371, d. 1423
  • Child
    • Maud (Matilda) Arderne+6,2,3,7 b. 2 Jul 1396, d. bt 1430 - 1432
  • Citations
  • 1.[S9217] Unknown author, The Pilkington Family, by Lt. Col. John Pilkington, 3rd Ed., 1912, p. 42/3; Wallop Family, p. 30.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 23-24.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 104-105.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 23.
  • 5.[S929] Lt. Col. John Pilkington, The Pilkington Family, p. 38-43.
  • 6.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 283.
  • 7.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 262-263.
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  • 'Sir John de Arden1
  • M, #512389
  • Last Edited=12 Sep 2011
  • ' Sir John de Arden was the son of Sir Thomas de Arden.2 He married Margaret Pilkington, daughter of Sir Roger de Pilkington and Alicia de Bury, in 1408.1 He died.1
  • ' He was Staffordshire issue.1 He lived Elford.1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 2685. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
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  • 'Collections for a history of Staffordshire, Volume 1 By Staffordshire Record Society
  • Pg. 281
    • CHART
  • 1. John de Arderne d. 1349 m. Elena (de Wasteneys, his cousin, who survived him)
    • 2. Sir Thomas de Arderne d. 1391 m. Matilda (Stafford)
      • ' 3. Sir John de Arderne b. abt. 1370 d. July 16, 1408 m. Margaret (Pilkington), who survived him
        • 4. Matilda (de Arderne), sole heiress: b. July 2, 1396 m. Sir Thomas Stanley, d. May 13, 1463
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  • 'History of the Pilkington family of Lancashire and its branches, from 1066 to 1600 (1912)
  • The issue by the marriage with Alicia de Bury comprised four sons and three daughters, viz. : —
  • Sir Roger de Pilkington's three daughters were : —
    • ' (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.
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  • 'Collections for a History of Staffordshire (1903) Volume VI. New Semes, part II.
  • Five years after this date, and when Hugh Wrottesley was nine years of age, an event occurred which materially affected his interests. 'Sir John Arderne, of Aldford, died in 9 Henry IV, leaving an only daughter, .... The Inquisition on the death of Sir John Arderne was taken at Chester on the 18 June, 9 Henry IV (1408), ....
  • This judgment left the Arderne estates in the illegitimate descendants of Sir John de Arderne, who died in 23 Edward III. 'John de Arderne, the husband of Margaret, the plaintiff in the above suit, left an only daughter and heiress, Matilda, who married Thomas de Stanley.
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  1. ID: I143249
  2. Name: John de Arderne
  3. Given Name: John de
  4. Surname: Arderne
  5. Sex: M
  6. Birth: 12 Mar 1368-1369
  7. Death: Jun 1408
  8. Change Date: 10 Oct 2005 at 03:06

Father: Thomas de Arderne b: Abt 1337

Mother: Matilda Stafforde b: Abt 1346

Marriage 1 Margaret Pilkington b: Abt 1376

   * Married:
   * Change Date: 10 Oct 2005


  1. Has Children Matilda (Maude) de Arderne b: Abt 1398
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Sir John Ardenne of Gresley's Timeline

March 12, 1369
Aldford,Cheshire Elford,Staffordshire,England
July 2, 1396
Age 27
Elford, Staffordshire, England
June 1408
Age 39