Sir Walkelin de Arderne, Chief Justice of Chester

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Sir Walkelin d'Arderne, Kt.

Birthplace: Alford, Cheshire, England
Death: 1265 (44-45)
Manor at Alvanly, Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John d'Arderne, Knight and Margaret Arderne (de Aldford)
Husband of Agnes de Orreby
Father of Sir Peter de Arderne and Sir John de Arderne, of Elford

Occupation: Knight, Cheif Justice of Chester, Lord of Aldford
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About Sir Walkelin de Arderne, Chief Justice of Chester

  • 'Sir Walkelin de Arderne1
  • 'M, d. circa 1265
  • Father Sir John de Arderne d. a 1215
  • ' Sir Walkelin de Arderne married Agnes de Orreby, daughter of Philip de Orreby and Leuca de Mohaut (Montalt). Sir Walkelin de Arderne Justice of Chester. He died circa 1265.
  • 'Family Agnes de Orreby b. c 1228
  • Children
    • ◦Sir John de Arderne+
    • ◦Sir Peter de Arderne+ d. c 12 Sep 1292
  • Citations
  • 1.[S4748] Unknown author, The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, by George Ormerod, 1819, p. 55; Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th Ed., by F. L. Weis, p. 143.
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  • '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
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  • 'Full text of "Miscellanea Palatina: consisting of genealogical essays illustrative of Cheshire Domesday roll, compiled from original authorities"
  • 'Miscellanea Palatina: consisting of genealogical essays illustrative of Cheshire Domesday roll, compiled from original authorities
  • The deduction of the Cheshire House of Arderne began heretofore with Sir John Arderne and his possession of the great Fee of Aldford ; but it now commences with the proofs of his ramification from the Arderns of Watford in Northamptonshire, which are as follow.
  • III. On November 28, 1213, 15 John (Rot. de Fin., p. 510), John . . . .
  • The first Charter fixes John de Arden as son of that Eustace de Arden, Lord of Watford, who was dead in 1213, namely the second Eustace, and as brother of the third Eustace, who died in or about 1221. To this last Eustace John de Arden re-grants land in Watford by the third Charter (1209-1228), and is identified as the Lord of Aldford, not merely by the locality where it was executed, as shewn by the Cheshire witnesses of it, but by that seal of the three garbs being attached, with which John de Arderne successively seals his confirmation of Thornton, "part of Aldford Fee, to Peter, the Earl of Chester's Clerk, and to Ranulph son of Peter."3
  • ' IV. Sir Walkelyn de Arderne, Knt., son and heir of Sir John, succeeded to his father's Lordship of Aldford in or before 1237-8, as shown by his grant to Richard de Sondbache (who was a military tenant of Aldford) during the Justiciaryship of Sir Richard Draicote.1 Leycester places Sir Walkelyn among the justiciaries of Chester, between 1250 and 1258, but his authority has not been found. He is named in the Cheshire Domesday Roll, June 2, 1233, as sitting in the Court at Chester with Earl John and his barons, and then had place between Roger de Meinilgarin and William de Malpas.* In another entry, Nov. 1236, he is named as presiding in the court, "loco Comitis, eo die," the Abbot of Chester, and the barons of Kinderton, Dunham, and Montalt, being also present, and of course giving place to him. In 1244-5, 29 H. Ill, he again occurs as presiding along with N. de Wilib', Constable of Chester Castle.3
  • ' With respect to his marriage, it appears from a fine at Chester, 28 Hen. Ill, that Walkelyn de Arderne then made partition with Fulco de Orreby of his wife's family estates, having release from the said Fulco to him and Agnes his wife, and their heirs, of the vills of Upton, Frankby, Willaveston, and Alvandelegh.4 This lady was daughter and heiress of Philip de Orreby the younger, by his wife Leuca de Montalt, through whom the Ardernes inherited Elford in Staffordshire, in the first instance, and the representation of the Palatine Barons de Montalt afterwards.1
  • ' After this, a release of the manor of Alvandelegh5 was made by Sir Walkelyn de Arderne, Knt., to Peter de Arderne (his son and heir) and his heirs ; to which Lucas de Taney is witness, and described 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 incarceration, in the Castle there, of Montfort's adherents.
  • V. Sir Peter de Arderne, Knt., son and heir, grantee of Aldford in 1265, from his father, occurs as Lord of Aldford in a grant of
  • the manor of Congleton to his first-born son, John, and Margery his contracted wife, daughter of Griffin de Bromfield, made between 1267 and 1270, as shewn by the official attestation of Thomas de Boulton, Just. Cest., who held office at that time. The Record mentions Margery as mother of the infant heir so contracted.1
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Sir Walkelin de Arderne, Chief Justice of Chester's Timeline

Alford, Cheshire, England
Alford, Cheshire, England
Elford, Staffordshire, England
Age 45
Manor at Alvanly, Cheshire, England
April 7, 1995
Age 45
June 14, 1995
Age 45
Justiciar of Chester