de Harrington, Agnes 1a 2a 3a

Birth Name de Harrington, Agnes
Gender female
Age at Death about 54 years


1. Richard de Bayly, later Sherburne of Stonyhurst (b 12.10.1381, d 29.05.1441)
The family book used as a source for this page identifies Richard's wife as Agnes (bur 03.11.1444), dau of William Stanley of Hooton. Thanks to a contributor (SK, 17.03.17) for advising us that this was probably following a 19th century researcher who "misinterpreted Agnes Shireburn's will" and that Richard's wife was in fact ...
m. Agnes Harrington (dau of Sir Nicholas Harrington of Farleton by Isabel English)

The 1437 will of Richard Sherburne was published in TESTAMENTA EBORACENSIA Part II, at 75-76, in vol. 30 (1855) of PUBLICATIONS OF THE SURTEES SOCIETY. After bequests to the parish church of Mitton and to religious orders, he left the residue of his estate "to Agnes my wyffe," and named "Robert of Haryngton, knyght, Thomas of Harington, squyer, brother of ye same Robert," among his executors. No one surnamed Stanley is mentioned.

The identity of Agnes (Harington) Sherburne was the topic of an article on the Soc. Gen. Med. newsgroup ( on 24 May 2004 by Douglas Hickling, building on work reported by Douglas Richardson in the recent Plantagenet Ancestry (2004, p. 678). Many sources show Agnes as a Stanley, but Hickling has shown that she was the daughter of Sir Nicholas Harrington

A marriage contract was made 4th Aug 1391 between Richard Sherburne and Agnes Harington.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1390 Mitton, Lancashire, England   4
Death 1444 Lancashire, England   4
Event Note

Buried next to her husband in All Hallows Churchyard

Age: 54y

Burial 1444-11-03 Mitton, Lancashire, England Burial 4


Family of Sherburne, Richard Bayley and de Harrington, Agnes

Unknown Partner Sherburne, Richard Bayley ( * 1381-10-12 + 1441-05-29 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Sherburne, Richard IIabout 1407before 1436-01-03


    1. de Harrington, Agnes
      1. Sherburne, Richard Bayley
        1. Sherburne, Richard II

Source References

  1. A History of the Family Sherborn
      • Page: pages 12-17
      • Source text:

      • Citation:

        abstract of his will, names of his children, etc.

      • Source text:, Remains, historical & literary, connected with the palatine counties of Lancaster and Chester by Chetham Society, Manchester, Eng, volume 99, pp 52-53, Christopher Townley’s Abstracts of Lancashire Inquisitions

      • Citation:

        And the aforesaid Richard and Agnes late his wife held the aforesaid lands in Longton jointly to him and his heirs of the body And they say also that the aforesaid Agnes, by the color of her dowry, after the death of her husband Richard Sherburne, connected all the aforesaid and the remaining Maner &c. except certain tenements etc. which Robert Shireburne[,] the son of Richard Sherburne the Younger[,] and Joan his wife hold jointly in Bolton aforesaid, for the whole life of Agnes And they say that the aforesaid Richard Shireburne the elder, father of the aforesaid Richard the younger, father of the aforesaid Robert, died seised of all &c. to him and his heirs of the body except the messuages in Bolton And they say that the aforesaid messuages in Longton are held of William Ashton knight and William Fleming per socage and rent of 12 shillings And they say that the aforesaid Agnes died on Friday. before the feast of Ste. Katherine's last expiry And that the aforesaid ROBERT SHIREBURNE is the kinsman and nearest heir, to wit, the son of the aforesaid RICHARD SHIREBURNE the younger, now deceased, son of the aforesaid RICHARD SHIREBURNE the elder and Agnes And they say that the aforesaid Robert, on the day of the death of the aforesaid Agnes, aged 12 years and that the same Robert was married to one Joan, daughter of Thomas Radcliffe, knight.

      • Source text:

        Testament Eboracensia, Part II, pp 105-106

      • Citation:

        Names living children.

  2. Geni: Agnes Harrington
      • Source text:

        The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonists of the United States
        By Gary Boyd Roberts , Baltimore, 2008
        See pp. 416-417

      • Citation:

        William I, King of Scotland
        Isabel of Scotland (illegitimate by daughter of Richard Avenal) = Robert de Ross, Magna Charta Surety
        Sir William de Ross = Lucy FitzPiers
        Sir William de Ros = Eustache FitzHugh
        Lucy de Ros = Sir Robert Plumpton
        Sir Wiliam Plumpton = Christine Mowbray
        Alice Plumpton = 1. Sir Richard Sherburne , 2. Sir John Boteler
        Margaret Sherburne = Richard Baley
        Richrd Baley alias Sherburne = Agnes Harrington
        Richard Sherburne = Matilda Hamerton
        Isabel Sherburne = John Townley
        Grace Townley = Roger Nowell

  3. Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, Kaleen E. Beall: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who Came to America Before 1700 - Agnes de Harrington
      • Source text: (, 173245956.

      • Citation:

        Agnes de Harington Sherbourne
        BIRTH unknown
        DEATH 3 Nov 1444
        Lancashire, England
        All Hallows Churchyard
        Great Mitton, Ribble Valley Borough, Lancashire, England
        MEMORIAL ID 173245956

        Family Members
        Sir Nicholas de Harington

        Isabella Engleys de Harington

        Richard Sherbourne

        Alice Sherbourne Tempest

  4. L83C-XVT