Sir Peter de Arderne

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Peter De d'Arderne, Knight

Birthplace: Alford, Cheshire, England
Death: September 12, 1292 (50-51)
Alvanley, Runcorn, Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Walkelin de Arderne, Chief Justice of Chester and Agnes de Orreby
Husband of Margery de Elleford
Father of Sir John Arderne, of Aldford; Agnes de Arderne and Cecily de Arderne
Brother of Sir John de Arderne, of Elford

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About Sir Peter de Arderne

Collins's peerage of England;: genealogical, biographical, and ..., Volume 9 By Arthur Collins Pg.143

"Johannes de Arderne, Lord of Watheford, 12 Henry III. was father of Walkeline de Arderne, Chief Justice of Chester, Lord of Aldford, Alderley, and Wever, Jure Uxoris, who married the heiress of Oreby, and had issue, Sir Peter de Arderne, Knt. who, by Margaret his wife, had Sir John de Arderne, Lord of Aldford, from 3 to 33 Edward I. who, by Margaret, was father of A younger son, Peter, of Audley, who died 1346, and Sir John Arderne, Knt. son and heir"


Full text of "Miscellanea Palatina: consisting of genealogical essays illustrative of Cheshire Domesday roll, compiled from original authorities"

"After this, a release of the manor of Alvandelegh ^ was made by

Sir "NValkelyn de Ardcrne, Knt., to Peter de Ardeme (his son and

heu-) and his heirs ; to which Lucas de Taney is witness, and de-

scribed as Justiciary of Chester. The Chester Annals assign 1264

and 1265 as the years in which this Lucas held such office, during

the usurpation of Simon de Montfort. Sir "Walkelyn does not occur

again, and may have died during the struggles attending Prince

Edward's advance on Chester, or during the subsequent incarcera-

tion, in the Castle there, of Montfort's adherents."

"T. SiK Petek de Akdeexe, Knt., son and heir, grantee of Aid-

ford in 1265, from his father, occurs as Lord of Aldford in a grant of the manor of Coiiglcton to his first-born son, John, and Margery his contracted wife, dauglitcr of Griffin dc

Eromfield> made between 1267 and 1270, as shewn by

the official attestation of Thomas dc Boulton, Just. C'est.,

who held office at that time. The Record mentions

Margery as mother of the infant heir so contracted.'"

"By Inquisition taken on Sunday after Septen^ber 14, 20 Ed. I,

1292,^ this Sir Peter de Arderne is found to have died seized of the

manor of Aldford, and the vills of Elton, Alderdelegh, and half of

Mobbcrly, held from the King, in capite, by service of two knights'

fees ; the ^■ill of Alvandelegh, held from Richard Fitz Alan, Lord

of Dunham ; and the vill of Upton, by service of one knight's fee, from Robert de Pracrs. John, son of the said Peter, next heir, and aged twenty-six years.

He was also father of Agnes, Avife of Warin Mainwaring, of

"WamTin^ham, whose beautifid seal, appendant to an Aldford deed

of 35 Ed. I, has on it the conjoined arms of Mainwaring, Ardcrnc,

and Montalt.i"

"VI. Sir Johx Ahderne of Aldford, Alderly, Alvaxley,

and 1--LE0KD, Knight, son and heir of Sir Peter and Margery, was

born 1266, and contracted as above."

On July 1, 1308, 1 Ed. II,- he was appointed a Commissioner of

Array for the county of Chester, with Hugh Venables, and had the

leading of the levies agamst Bruce as far as Carlisle. In the same

year he made a settlement of the manors of Aldford, Elford, and

Alderley, in contracting for marriage of his eldest son and heir

apparent, John, with Alice, daughter of this Hugh, Baron of Kin-

derton,^ covenanting to endow her with Alvanley. This manor was

granted by him to them ; and in 1 Ed. II, Sir Hugh Venables,

guardian of John, his son and heir, and Alice, -wife of that John,

constituted his brother William his attorney for taking seisin of


Margaret his wife, according to official records, and the direct

evidences of the Cheshire Domesday Roll as cited, ^ was daughter of

Griffin, or Gruffydd ap Madog, the last Prince of Po-wys-Vadog,

Lord of Bromficld and the Castle of Dinas Bran, near Llangollen,

and a warlike ally of the Earls of Chester. His father, ^Madog, was

the founder of Valle Crucis Abbey, and his wife, Emma, daughter

of Henry Lord Audley, the founder of Hilton Abbey. Eor other

particulars of her princely ancestors, Yorke's Royal Tribes, and

Dugdale's Baronage, may be severally consulted.* Three of her

five brothers died issueless, two being said to have perished, when

infants, in the Dee above Aldford. Their alleged murders were

bitterly revenged by the descendant of the third, Owen Glendower.

The issue of this marriage were. Sir John Ardcrne, and Peter Ardcrne, of Over Aldcrley ; ' Maud, -wife of John Lcgh, of Booths, -

and other daughters, who had settlements of land. In this genera-

tion, according to a contcmporaiy Roll, the arms were temporarily

varied to gules, cnisule, or, and a chief of the second,^ instead of

the three crosslcts and the chief."

Peter De Arderne, knight, born 1241 in Alford, Cheshire, England; died 1292. He was the son of Wakelin De Arderne and Agnes De Orreby. He married Margaret 1271 in Alford, Cheshire, England.


  1. John Arderne, knight, born 1275 in Aldford, Cheshire, England; died 1308; married Margaret Verch Gruffydd
  2. Agnes De Adrene, born 1276 in Alford, Lincolnshire, England; married William De Mainwaring, born 1276 in Warmingham, Cheshire, England.


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Sir Peter de Arderne's Timeline

Alford, Cheshire, England
Aldford, Chester, Cheshire, England
Aldford, Cheshire, England
Alvanley, Cheshire, England
September 12, 1292
Age 51
Alvanley, Runcorn, Cheshire, England