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John de Cancefield
William le Fleming
Sir Richard Cancefield Lord of Cancefield and Lancaster
Aliénor le Fleming Lady of Aldingham
Agnes de Cancefield Lady of Aldingham


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Agnes de Cancefield Lady of Aldingham

  • Born: 1264, Aldingham, Lancashire, England
  • Marriage: Robert de Harington 160,720,721
  • Died: 1293, Adlington, Cheshire, England at age 29 160,721

bullet   Another name for Agnes was Agnes de Cansfield.

bullet  General Notes:

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 34:30 160
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Harringdon), Vol. VI, p 314 141

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Background Information. 720
William, son of Michael le Fleming, succeeded, who was in turn followed by another Michael, who appears to have died young, leaving a widow, Alina, but no issue. The manor passed to the next heir, Alice, sister of Michael le Fleming, who conveyed it in marriage to Sir Richard Cancefield, Knight, lord of Cancefield and Farlton. She survived her husband, and her name occurs during her widowhood as confirming a grant of lands to the Abbey of Cockersand. The issue of the marriage was two sons, John and William, and a daughter Agnes.

John, the eldest son, married, but died childless. The inheritance went to his younger brother William, who was a minor at the time and a ward of the abbot of Furness, who in right of his wardship entered into possession of the manor. The feeling of hostility entertained by the lords of Aldingham towards the fraternity at Furness, which had slumbered for a time, was manifested with renewed vigor by the William. It is recorded that William Cancefield with the aide of several friends, ejected the representative of the abbot from the possession of his lands. Due to this, the sheriff was directed to seize the manor and deliver it into the custody of the abbot until the offender should be of age. William reached an age of majority in 1292, in which year he made proof of his titled to the various manorial rights. He married, yet died without issue. His estates passed to his sister who was married to Robert de Haryngton, who in his wife's right, became the lord of Aldingham.

~Families of Lancashire and Cheshire, pp. 246-247

• Background Information. 721
When Agnes's brother, William Cansfield, drowned in the River Severn, her husband Sir Robert Harington, inherited the manor of Aldingham on the shores of Marecambe Bay in Lancashire. The estate inclued the manor house, garden and dove-house, 240 acres, an enclosed par and three mills. However, they lost most of this to the encroaching sea. Agnes and her husband had two sons, Michael, living in 1298 and Sir John, the eldest and heir, who was born about 1281, and died 2 Jul 1347.

~Medieval English ancestors of Robert Abell, pg. 132

Agnes married Robert de Harington, son of Michael de Haverington and Unknown 186,308.,354 (Robert de Harington was born before 1262 in Flemingby, England and died in 1297 in Aldingham, Lancashire, England 141,160,720,721.)

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