Henry de Blackburne
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: Bef 1242, Wiswall, Whalley, Lancashire, England 827
The Coucher Book, or Chartulary of Whalley Abbey, Vol. I, pp. 75-76, gives the charters in which land land is granted from Henry de Lacy to Henry de Blackburne and next from Robert de Lacy to Adam de Blackburne. 978
Information about this person:
• Family Background. 827
Two ploughlands of the manor of Wiswell were given to Henry de Blackburne, on being in demesne and the other in service from William d'Arches. Henry de Blackburne also received an oxgang of land in Wolvetscholes.
Adam de Blackburne was the next possessor of the lordship of this manor in around 1242. Adam may have been the son or grandson of Henry de Blackburne. Adam's daughter may have been a woman named Beatrix who married Richard, son of John de Pontchardon, and had lands in Wiswell and elsewhere.
John de Blackburne was the next in line to the lordship of the manor. John's son was Adam, who was in possession in 1278, at which time he complained that Beatrix and others disseised him of common of pasture in Wiswell, by the raising of two cottages. Other sons of John de Blackburn were Robert, Henry and Richard Blackburn.
Adam, son of John de Blackburne and brother of Robert, Henry and Richard, acquired some minor holdings in the township. Adam died before 1292 leaving a son named John and a wife named Alice who married Adam de Pemberton.
John de Blackburne, son of Adam and Alice, married Margaret sister of Sir Robert de Holland and by her left three daughters who became co-heirs of his manors. These three daughters were Alice wife of Robert de Shireburne, Agnes wife of Sir Henry de Lea and then of Robert de Horncliff, and Joan wife of Thomas (or Robert) de Arderne, and then of William Touchet.
~ VCH, A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 6, pp. 396-399
• Background Information. 738
"Habemus cartam Roberti Wavasoris, de ista terra factam, Johnanni clerico de Blakeburne. Et habemus cartam Johannis de Blakeburne, de ista terra factam, Adæ filio Hernrici de Blakeburne. Et habemus confirmacionem Stephani, Abbatis de salley et Converntus, de dicta terra factam, Adæ de Blakeburne et hæredibus suis vel assignatis."
The Translation given is:
"Charter of Robert Vavasour respecting that land made to John, the clerk of Blackburn; and the charter of John de Blackburn made to Adam, son of Henry de Blackburn; and the confirmation of Stephen, Abbot of Sawley and of the Convent of the land, made to Adam de Blackburn and his heirs or assigns."
~The Chartulary of the Cockersand Abbey, Volume II, Part I, p. 528