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Elizabeth Harrington (Dacre)

Birthplace: Halton, Lancashire, England
Death: April 08, 1485 (76-77)
Skipton Castle, Skipton, North Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Wife of Sir Thomas Harrington, Kt.
Mother of Margaret Curzon (Harrington); Agnes Harrington; Sir James Harrington of Brierly & Hornby; Joan Harrington; Sir Robert Harington and 4 others

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About Elizabeth Harrington



Elizabeth was born about 1405.[1] She was the daughter of Thomas Dacre[1] and Jane Banastre.[2]

She married Thomas son of Sir William Haryngton.[1][2][3] They had three sons and five daughters.


  1. John[3]
  2. James[3][4]
  3. Robert[3][4]


  1. Margaret[3][4]
  2. Joan[3][4] or Jane married John Savill[2]
  3. Anne[3][4]
  4. Katherine[3][4]
  5. Agnes[3][4]

Elizabeth died on 18 April 1485.[3]

Her heirs were her granddaughters Anne, wife of Edward Stanley, knight, and Elizabeth, wife of John Stanley, esquire.[3] They were the daughters and heirs of John son and heir of Elizabeth.[3]

Disputed Parents

Elizabeth is sometimes shown as the daughter of Thomas Dacre and his wife Philippe de Neville. However, that family lived in Brampton, Cumberland, and the other children were born at Naworth Castle, Brampton, while Elizabeth is shown as being born in Holton, Lancashire.

TudorPlace makes her the 6th Baron's daughter,but Wikipedia doesn't give him a daughter Elizabeth. Stirnet says under Harington that her father was Thomas son of Edmund, but doesn't have a Dacre pedigree.


  • CP 25/1/281/162, number 8.
  • Link: Image of document at AALT
  • County: Yorkshire.
  • Place: Westminster.
  • Date: The day after Ascension, 3 Edward IV [20 May 1463].
  • Parties: William, archbishop of York, and Alexander Radclyff', esquire, querents, and Elizabeth, who was the wife of Thomas Haryngton', knight, deforciant.
  • Property: 40 messuages, 500 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 1000 acres of pasture and 300 acres of wood in Sedbergh' and a moiety of the manor of Sedber, otherwise called Sedbergh'.
  • Action: Plea of covenant.
  • Agreement: Elizabeth has acknowledged the tenements and moiety to be the right of the archbishop, as those which the archbishop and Alexander have of her gift.
  • Warranty: Warranty by Elizabeth for herself and her heirs.
  • For this: The archbishop and Alexander have granted to Elizabeth the tenements and moiety and have rendered them to her in the court, to hold to Elizabeth, without impeachment of waste, of the chief lords for the life of Elizabeth. And after the decease of Elizabeth the tenements and moiety shall remain to James Haryngton', knight, son of the same Elizabeth, and the heirs of his body, to hold of the chief lords for ever. In default of such heirs, successive remainders (1) to Robert Haryngton', brother of the aforesaid James, and the heirs of his body, (2) to Margaret, Joan, Anne, Katherine and Agnes, sisters of the aforesaid James and Robert, and the heirs of their bodies and (3) to the right heirs of the aforesaid Elizabeth.
  • Standardised forms of names. (These are tentative suggestions, intended only as a finding aid.)
  • Persons: William, archbishop of York, Alexander Radcliffe, Thomas Harrington, Elizabeth Harrington, James Harrington, Robert Harrington, Margaret Harrington, Joan Harrington, Anne Harrington, Katherine Harrington, Agnes Harrington
  • Places: Sedbergh


Source: 'Farleton', in Records Relating To the Barony of Kendale: Volume 2, (Kendal, 1924) pp. 266-273. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/kendale-barony/vol2/pp266-273 [accessed 16 May 2024].


  1. http://gw.geneanet.org/lard?lang=en&pz=jean+charles&nz=terlinden&oc...
  2. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/kendale-barony/vol2/pp266-273
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Elizabeth Harrington's Timeline

Halton, Lancashire, England
Hornby, Lancashire, England
Castle,, Hornby, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Thornhill, Tankersley, Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
Brierley, Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
Hornby Castle, Lancashire, England (United Kingdom)
Hornby, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom