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Isabella Harrington (English)

Also Known As: "l'Engleys"
Birthplace: Penrith, Cumbria, England (United Kingdom)
Death: before August 1397
Hornby Castle, Hornby, Lancashire, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir William English and Margaret Harcourt
Wife of Sir Nicholas Harrington, of Hornby
Mother of Isabella Tunstall; Nicholas Il Harrington; Sir William Harrington, of Hornby; Sir James Harrington "Esquire of Westby Lane"; Mary Redman and 3 others
Sister of Juliana English

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About Isabella Harrington

Isabel English

  • Born about 1345 in Drumburgh, Cumberland, England
  • Died 1397 at about age 52 in Farleton, Lancashire, England
  • Daughter of William English and Margaret Brun
  • Wife of Nicholas Harington, MP — married 1369 in England

Isabel was co-heiress c. 1369 to her uncle, Robert le Brun, by which she inherited the manor of Drumburgh (in Bowness), Bowness, Cardurnock, etc., and a one-third share in the manors of Bothel (in Torpenhow), Beaumont, and Brunskaith, co. Cumberland.


Nicholas Harrington, Lord of Farleton m.1 (ante Sep 1369) Isabel English (Sir William English of Appleby, Little Strickland, and Hasket, Westmorland, Knight of the Shire for Westmoreland and Margaret le Brun, b. abt.1345)[2]

Issue: 3 sons; 5 dau.[10]

  1. Sir William m. Margaret Neville
  2. James m. [Ellen Urswick]
  3. Nicholas (no further information)
  4. Elizabeth m. John Stanley
  5. Margaret m. Sir Richard Huddleston
  6. Agnes m. Richard Sherburne
  7. Mary m. John Redman
  8. Isabel m. Thomas Tunstall

He m.2 (ante Aug 1397)[4] Joan (Jennet) Venables (father: Hugh Venables, of Kinderton, Cheshire).[5] Joan/Jennet was widow successively of Thomas de Lathom, Knt. (died 1382), of Lathom, Knowsley, and Huyton, co. Lancaster, and Roger Fazakerley.[5]. No issue.


Reportedly an ancestress of George Washington,1st US President:


  1. Richardson, Douglas. Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition. (2011). Page 265. 12. John Stanley. < GoogleBooks >
  2. Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta ancestry : a study in colonial and medieval families. (2005) Page 770-771. 9. John Stanley < Archive.Org >
  3. cites
    1. "HARYNGTON, Sir Nicholas (c.1344-c.1404), of Farleton in Lonsdale, Lancs. and Farleton in Kendal, Westmld". < History of Parliament biography >
    2. . "The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/61175. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.
  4. cites
    1. The Deputy Keeper of the Records, Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem; Edward III. London, England: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1938. Volume III, pp 334-336 < Archive.Org >
    2. Douglas Richardson Title: Magna Carta Ancestry :A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families - Royal Ancestry Series Publication: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co.- 2005
    3. (Source: L' Engleys family, CWAAS, 'Cumberland Families and Heraldry,' published 1978, pg. 204.)
    4. 21 July 2010 posting of Douglas Richardson on soc.genealogy.medieval re: Sir Nicholas Harrington's wife
  5. Source: Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City: the author, 2013), volume III, page 319 HORNBY 15. Margaret Neville, married before 17 April 1401 William Harington, son of Nicholas Harington (or Haverington), by Isabel, daughter of William English. They had three sons, Robert, (living 1436, died before 1440), Thomas, and John, and three daughters, Isabel, Ellen (wife of Richard Molyneux), and Agnes.
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Isabella Harrington's Timeline

Penrith, Cumbria, England (United Kingdom)
Lathom and Knowsley, Lancashire, England (United Kingdom)
<Of, Astbury, Cheshire, England>
Farleton & Chorley, Lancashire, England
Probably Wolphege, Lancashire, England
Hornby Castle, Lancashire, England (United Kingdom)
Farleton, Lancashire, England
Hornby Castle, Lancashire, England (United Kingdom)