Akaris de Austwick
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: Bef 1209, Thurland, Lancashire, England 775
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 775
Akarias held the namor of Cantsfield at the beginning of 1208, when a dispute is recorded with Hugh de Morewick. The dispute was settled at the end of the same year by Richard de Heggefild, Godith his wife, Thomas de Tunstall, Maud his wife, Ingrith, John and Akariason one side and Hugh de Morewich on the other. It is probable that Godith, Maud and Ingrith were the daughters and heirs of Akarias de Austwick, John and Arkarias being near of kin and tenants also.
~ A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 8, pp. 232-237
• Background Information. 1031
"At Lancaster, on sunday next after the feat of St. Nicholas, 10 John (7 Dec 1208).
"Between Richard de Heggefeld and Godith his wife, by the said Richard put in godith's place, and Thomas (T)honestal, and Matilda his wife, by the said Thomas put in Matilda's place, and Ingrid, John, and Acarias, by Benedict the priest put in Ingrid's place, plintiffs, and Hugh de Morewic, of the rent and multure of six carucates of land with the appurtenances in Farletones and Cancefeld*"
*The Sheriff of Lancaster was directed to summon Hugh de Morwich, who held the manor of Farleton by gift of Philip de Valoines and Akaric de Austwick, who held the manor of Cantsfield [Fine Roll, 9 John, m. 5]. This fine suggests that John, Akarias, Ingrith, Godith, the wife of Richard Heggefeld, and Matilda, the wife of Thomas de Tunstall, were the children and heirs of Akarias de Austwick [CF. Fine No. 16 supra] Akarias was probably son of Ughtred, son of Gamel de Austwick, who was a witness to various charters of Newby to Furness Abbey in the 12th Century [Annales Furnesienses].
~ Farrer, Final Concords of the count of Lancaster, Part I, pp. 31-32