Sir William de Carleton Knighte
- Born: Great Carleton, Lancashire, England
- Marriage: Helen de Stainton
- Died: After 1257, Lancashire, England 913
Information about this person:
• Family Background. 156
The Carleton family held lands in Carleton from a very eary period. In the 13th century Matilda de Karlton, widow, held lands of the Priory of St. John the baptist in Cheshire [Dodsworth MSS, 142 T74]. A witness to various charters of this century, contained in the Coucher book of Walley, appear William de Carleton, knight, and Walter de Carelton, and from a charter of about the same period it appears that Walter de Carleton, son of William de Carleton, Knight, granted to his son and heir William all the lands which he held in Inskip and Norbrec and elsewhere of Richard le Botiller; this is witnessed by Alan de Syngleton and Henry de Lee [Dodsworth MSS, 144, T 127]
in 1281, Richard le Boteler of Rawcliffe married Alicia, the daughter of William de Carleton, and thus became possessed of the manor of Inskip. In the subsidy roll of 1332, there appears for Carleton, Godrich de Carleton and Adam del Halle.
~The History of the Parish of Poulton-le-Fylde, pp. 170-171
The manor of Carleton was held by the Carleton family for several centuries, and then passed to the Singletons, and early in the 18th centuries came into to possesson of the Sherburnes of Stoneyhurst.
~The History of the Parish of Poulton-le-Fylde, p. 17
• Background Information. 913
Great Carleton was held by William son of Swain about 1200. He was suceeded by his brother Walter, whose son, William became a knight. In 1246, this William de Carleton, knight, called upon Robert de Stockport as nesne tenant to acquit him of the services demanded by William de Lancaster, including suit to the three weeks court at Carstang. He had to renew his plea ten years later, when Agnes de Lancaster revived the claim, and then Robert agreed to quit him Accordingling. Sir William was succeeded by a son named Walter living in 1281.
~ VCH: A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 7, pp. 228-231
William married Helen de Stainton. (Helen de Stainton was born in Stainton, Doncaster, West Riding Yorkshire, England.)