John Harington, 1st Baron Harington

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Sir John Harington (de Haverington), 1st Lord Harington of Aldingham

Also Known As: "de Haverington"
Birthplace: Harrington, Lincolnshire, England
Death: July 02, 1347 (61-70)
Aldingham, Ulverton, Lancashire, England
Place of Burial: Ulverton, Lancashire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Robert de Haverington, Knight and Lady Agnes de Haverington
Husband of Margaret de Haverington and Margaret Joan Havrington
Father of Sir John Harington, II of Farleton; Elizabeth Harrington; Michael Haverington; Thomas Harington; Maude Copledike and 3 others
Brother of Michael Harrington and Robert Harrington

Occupation: Knighted (1306), First Baron Harrington, House of Lords
Managed by: Bernard Raimond Assaf
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About John Harington, 1st Baron Harington

John De HARRINGTON (1º B. Harrington of Aldingham)

  • Born: ABT 1281, probably Aldingham, Lancashire, England
  • Died: 2 Jul 1347
  • Buried: Cartmel Church, Aldingham, Lancashire, England

Notes: succeeded his mother in 1293, and his father in 1297, being still under age. K.B., MP 1326-47; held the manors of Aldingham, Thurnham, and Ulverston in co. Lancaster; Witherslack and Hutton Roof in Westmoreland, and Austwick and Harington in Cumberland. He was summoned for Military Service 26 Oct 1309 to 27 Mar 1335, to Councils from 30 Dec 1324 (prorogued on 20 Feb, cancelled 8 Apr) to 25 Feb 1341/2, and to Parliament from 3 Dec 1326 to 30 Jul 1347, by writs directed Johanni de Haveryngton' or Haryngton', whereby he is held to have become LORD HARINGTON. Sir John de Ha(ve)rington, 1st Lord (Baron), so created by writ of summons to Parliament 3 Dec 1326; knighted 1306. As an adherent of the Earl of Lancaster he was member of the faction opposed to Piers Gaveston, Edward II's favorite, who was killed by a group of barons. [Burke's Peerage]. Received pardon in 1313 for complicity in the murder, and a further pardon as the Earl's adherent Nov 1318, and in that year obtained a grant of free warren in his demesnes of Austwick, Harrington and Thurnham. He was a commissioner of array in 1316, 1318, 1322 and 1324; was forbidden to attend the Earl of Lancaster's meeting of "good peers" at Doncaster, Nov 1321, and does not seem to have taken part in the Earl's rising in the following spring; had a protection, Jun 1322, while assisting Andrew de Harcla in the Scottish Marches, but was outlawed in 1323 on the discovery of Harcla's treason, being pardoned on surrender; and later in that year was a custodian of the truce with the Scots. He was appointed on various commissions in the North to decide causes, array the local forces, &c. On the death s.p. of his brother Michael, he succeeded him in possession of Beetham, and Witherslack, Westmorland, and other estates. In 1336, in conjunction with Joan his wife, he made a settlement of his Lancashire manors: and, 6 Jan 1340/1, he obtained a charter of free warren in Witherslack, and a park in Aldingham.

Father: Robert De HARRINGTON (Sir)

Mother: Agnes CANSFIELD

Married 1: Margaret (Juliana) BURLINGHAM

Children: 1. John De HARRINGTON of Farleton (Sir) 2. Elizabeth De HARRINGTON

Married 2: Joan DACRE

Children: 3. Robert De HARRINGTON (Sir Knight) 4. Thomas De HARRINGTON (d. BEF 1336) 5. Michael De HARRINGTON 6. William De HARRINGTON

JUST A NOTE : all the ascending Tree information was gathered from the Smith-Goodale-Caldwell family tree on I have attempted to copy accurately, however I may have made mistakes in transferring, so I would suggest going th that site and checking for yourself. I am only copying the info here, and have done none of the research. Any errors in research belong to the owners of the S-G-C tree.

Event: 1347 Buried Cartmel Church, Lancaster Event: 1305 made a baron Event: 30 DEC 1324 began service of House of Lords Event: 13 NOV 1345 ended above service Death: 02 JUL 1347 in Lancaster, Eng,_1st_Baron_Harington

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John Harington, 1st Baron Harington's Timeline

Harrington, Lincolnshire, England
Farleton, Melling, Lancashire, England
Aldingham, Cumbria, England (United Kingdom)
Aldingham, Lancashire, England (United Kingdom)
Aldingham, Lancashire, England
Probably Harrington, Lincolnshire, England, (Present UK)