Lady Margaret de Verdun, 2nd Baroness de Verdon

Female 1362 - 1436  (~ 74 years)

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  1. 1.  Lady Margaret de Verdun, 2nd Baroness de Verdon was born 0___ 1362, Brixworth, Northamptonshire, Englan; died 24 Nov 1436, Pilkington, Lancashire, England.


    About Margaret Pinkington, 2nd Baroness de Verdon
    Margaret, 2nd Baroness de VERDON

    Birth: ABT 1362 in Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England
    Death: 24 NOV 1436
    Parents: Edmond Verdon, Joan
    Married: Hugh de Bradshagh, Sir John Pilkington, Knt.
    from gwenbj's Rootsweb database

    Sir John Pilkington, Knt., and his wife Margaret (Verdon) Bradshagh) (IPM 1439), daughter of Sir John Verdon, Knt. Sir John de Verdon (or Verdun) of Brisingham, Norfolk, and Brixworth, co. Northampton, son of Thomas de Verdon of the same, was b. ca. 1300 (age 16 years on 24 Jun 1316), and d. ca. 1346. By his first wife, Maud, he was father of Margaret (Verdon) (Bradshagh) Pilkington. Sir William Harington's sister Margaret married Sir Thomas Pilkington, slain 1437. [Ancestral Roots line 34-36]

    Note: The AR account above is wrong in several ways, see below.

    Her son by her 1st mariage was b. c1378, and in her 2nd marriage to John Pilkington, dated 1383 she had, according to Burke's Peerage, p. 1924, the following children:

    1) John (Sir), b. c 1394. (the eldest son, but daughters may have been born earlier)
    2) Edmund.
    3) Robert, b. c 1398.
    4) Henry, d. young.
    5) Roger, dsp.
    1) Katherine.
    2) Elizabeth.
    3) Margaret.
    4) Hannah.

    Weis, Frederick Lewis, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 (7th ed., Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992.), 34-35, 34-36, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 W426 1992.
    Croston, James, County Families of Lancashire and Cheshire (Manchester: J. Heywood, 1887.), p. 259, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.725 C951.
    Pilkington, John, History of the Pilkington Family of Lancashire (Liverpool: J. Pilkington, 1912.), pp. 45, 296, Family History Library, 929.242 P646p.
    Cokayne, George Edward, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910.), 12 (2): 245, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.721 C682.
    Richardson, Douglas, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2005.), p. 385, Family History Library, 942 D5rdm.
    (The) history of the Lancashire family of Pilkington and its branches from ... By John Pilkington Pg.17

    "Margaret, the wife of Sir John, died 28th April, 1436, as shown by the Inquisition post mortem for co. Suffolk, dated 21st February, 15 Henry VI ; and, as already stated, the date of Sir John's death was 8th March, 1421. They had issue nine children.

    1. Sir John, of whom we shall treat shortly as

    descent VIII, but who died without issue, and was

    succeeded by his nephew Sir Thomas, the eldest

    son of Sir John's brother Edmund.

    2. Edmund, to whom reference is made later as

    descent VIIIa, on page 23.

    3. A son, who is said to have died young. 20

    4. Roger, who had no issue.

    5. Robert, whose eldest son was Sir John, of

    Wakefield (treated of on page 29), from whom

    the Yorkshire branch trace their descent, though

    through a natural son of Sir John. Robert is named in fine levied 8 Henry VI (1430). He and his sons are referred to in Appendix K.

    6. Elizabeth, who married Sir William Atherton,

    her father's ward, and had issue.

    7. Margaret, who married, first, Nicholas Griffin,

    who died 15 Hen. VI (1437) leaving five sons ; and,

    secondly, Sir Thomas Savile [Savell] of Howley

    and Thornhill, knight of the shire for co. York, in

    1442, by whom there were four children. Her

    daughter, Anna Savile, married Sir John Butler,

    knight, of Bewsey, Baron of Warrington, who was murdered, it is said, out of revenge, at the instiga-

    tion of Thomas Stanley, first Earl of Derby.

    8. Hannah, who married Sir Francis Bernard,

    of Acorn Bank, Westmoreland, ancestor of the

    Earl of Bandon.

    9. Katherine, who married Sir Henry Scaris-

    brick, of Scarisbrick, near Ormskirk, who fought

    at Agincourt, along with his father-in-law and

    brother-in-law, [33rd Report of Deputy Keeper, p. 33].

    They had a son, Henry, and three daughters."


    Margaret (Verdun) Pilkington's Profile Family Tree & Genealogy Tools Margaret Pilkington formerly Verdun aka Bradshagh Born [date unknown] in Brixworth,,Northamptonshire,England Daughter of Edmund Verdun and [mother unknown] [sibling(s) unknown] Wife of Hugh Bradshagh married 1377 in Westleigh,,Lancashire,England Wife of John Pilkington married before August 26, 1383 [location unknown] Mother of William Bradshagh, Margaret (Pilkington) Saville, Edmund Pilkington Esq and Robert Pilkington Died November 24, 1436 in England


    Margaret — John Pilkington, Knight. John was born 0___ 1364, Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England; died 16 Feb 1421, Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    1. Margaret Pilkington was born Pilkington, Lancashire, England; died ~ 1445, Thornhill, West Yorkshire, England.

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