- Born: Hawarden, Cheshire, England
- Marriage: Cecily Bredbury in 1331 in Aldford, Cheshire, England 863
~Archaeologia Cambrensis, Vol XIV, 4th Series, 1883, p. 70, In an article titled "Sir William Stnanley" refers to John as Sir John Arderne of Hawarden or Harden. 864
~The Visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580, p. 18, 527 also shows Sir John Arderne, father of Blanche who married William Stanley, to be of Hawarden.
This is how I figured out just howthis John or Peter and his daughter Blanche Arderne fit into the Arderne family:
The Visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580, p. 18, shows (2)Sir John Arderne, father of (3) Blanche who married William Stanley, to be of Hawarden. He is shown as the son of another (1)Sir John Ardern of Harwarden, and brother and heir to his elder brothers, (2)Walter and (2)Thomas, who both died without issue. Besides having a daughter, (3)Blanche who married William Stanley, (1) Sir John is shown with a son named (3)Hugh Arderne, who has a son (4)Ralph Arderne, married to ______Stanely of Hooton. (4)Ralph Arderne sons shown are (5)Thomas of whom the Arderne of Leicestershire desended, and (5)John married to a daughter of Thomas Davenport.
Comparing this to the pedigree chart given by Ormerod for the Ardernes in History of Cheshire, Vol. II,, 713 pp. 85-86, I find that rather than being named John, there is a (2)Peter, son of (1)John Arderne & Alice Venable, daughter of Hugh Venables (his first wife, his third wife, being Ellen Wastney). Peter's half-brothers are (2)Sir Thomas & (2)Walkelyn (Walter) and his other brother is named (2)John, all who died without issue. (2)Peter is married to Cecily, daughter and heiress of Adam de Bredbury (marriage settlement on 5 Edward III). Their son, (3) Hugh de Arderne of Harden whose son, (4) Ralph is married to Katherine, daughter of Sir William Stanely of Hooton, and their sons are, (5) Thomas (Arderne's of Leicestershire) and (5) John who has a son, (6) Ralph who is married to Margaret, daughter of Thomas Davenport.
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 863
Peter de Arderne proved to be the surviving son and heir of Sir Joan Arderne in 1349, by the direct evidence of his father's Inquisition post mortem. Eighteen years before this, 5 Feb. 1331, when he was about six years old, he is named in his marriage covenant, an indenture between John de Arderne and Adam de Bredbury for his daughter Cecily to marry Peter de Arderne. By this deed Adam de Bredbury enfeoffs William de Stokeport, Chaplain, with half his manor of Romilegh and seven parts of Bredbury, with the remainder to Piers and Cecilia, and the heirs of their bodies, with other rent-charges on Bredbury, Romilegh, and lands in Macclesfield. John de Arderne also settles a rent-charge of forty marks from his manor of Aldford on the same parties.
The Bredbury estate, obtained by Peter's marriage to Cecily, included Harden, a subsequent principal seat of this family, and added to it was Alvanley which Peter gained after proving himself as the brother of the heir of Sir John de Arderne, his father, at his father's post mortem inquisition. He in turn was succeeded by his son, Hugh Arderne of Harden and Alvanley.
~Ormerod's Parentalia, pp. 89-90
Peter married Cecily Bredbury, daughter of Adam Bredbury and Unknown, in 1331 in Aldford, Cheshire, England.863