Horbury of Horbury, Sitlington, Flockton, Little Midgley &c.
The earliest recorded progenitor of the Horbury family was Saxe de Horbury [also Saxi de Horbiri &c.] a contemporary of Peter Fitz-Essulf [Peter de Birkin]. Saxe is mentioned in 1120-1130 when he witnessed a charter of Sain, son of Ailric and again in 1153-1155. [Early Yorkshire Charters, vol II, p. 381] In 1118-1130 he held Middle Sitlington [Middlestown] in the parish of Thornhill of William 2nd earl Warenne [E.Y.C., viii, no. 11.]

 

Saxe had at least five sons:

1. Matthew de Horbury [de Horbiri] of Flockton and Sitlington b.1122-1130; d. 1188-1196 aged about 66 years.

2. Philip de Sitlington of Flockton and Sitlington

3. Thomas de Horbury

4. Jordan de Horbury

5. William de Horbury


1. Matthew de Horbury

Eldest son and heir of Saxe who in about 1154  married Edith [b. ~ 1133]. Edith is found mentioned in Early Yorkshire Charters, vol. III, p. 379 where she is said to be Matthew de Horbuy's wife. Some genealogists have her as Amabel, widow of Ranulph FitzWalter of Flockton.

Matthew held land of the Warenne's in Sitlington, Blacker, Flockton, Horbury and Dewsbury.

A charter no. 1752. shows a 'Grant by Adam, prior of Pontefract, to Matthew (son of Saxe) of his land of 'Schitlingtona', as Saxe his father held it, for 6s. yearly, reserving to the monks necessaries from the woodlands ; Edith, wife of Matthew, in case she survived him, to hold the land for life in dower by the same rent. 1155-1158.'

From the Chartulary of Pontefract, formerly held at Woolley Hall, f. 75. Pd. in Chartul. of Pontefract, p. 582:

Notum sit omnibus tam presentibus quam futuris quod dominus Adam, prior Pontisfracti, consensu totius capituli concessit huic Matheo terram suam de Schitlingtona in bosco et piano sicut pater ejus Saxi earn melius tenuit pro vj solidis per annum solvendis, liberam et quietam ab aliis servitiis preter ea que liberalis homo facere solet domino suo sine exactione. Ita tamen ut monachi tantum habeant de bosco quantum sufficiat propriis operibus eorum. Et si contigerit Matheum mori ante Edith uxorem suam, eodem servitio quod modo reddit Matheus teneat ipsa eandem terram sicut ei in dote donaverit earn. Hujus rei testes sunt, Adam filius Sywardi, Adam de Horbiri, Paulinus filius Wald[evi], Robertus filius Stanard, Paganus parmentarius, et alii. [Farrer, W., Early Yorkshire Charters, vol. III, 1916, p. 379.]

1753. Surrender by Matthew son of Saxe to the monks of Rievaulx of 4 acres and 1/2 perch of land in Blacker, whereon to make smithies for the manufacture of iron and utensils, with iron ore and dead wood in his part of Flockton and 'Sittlingtun' for the supply of those smithies, also common of pasture in those towns for certain animals, and licence to attach the pool of their mill to be made on the stream by Blacker. 1155-1170.

From the original, formerly in possession of Sir Francis Wortley, knt. and bart.; Dodsw. MS. Ixii, f. 18; Chartul. of Rievaulx, Jul. D. i, f. 59d (old f. 63d). Pd. in Chartul. of Rievaulx, n. 101.

Universis fidelibus Christi tam presentibus quam futuris Matheus filius Saxi salutem. Noverit universitas vestra me dedisse et presenti carta confirmasse Deo et ecclesie Sancte Marie Rievallensis et monachis ibidem Deo servientibus iiii. acras terre et dimidiam perticatam in loco qui vocatur Blakeker, ad faciendas ibi fabricas suas in quibus facient ferrum et utensilia et alia necessaria domui Rievallensi, et totam mineriam et totum mortuumboscum ex parte mea de Floctun et de Sittlingtun ad usus earumdem fabricarum ; ita ut nullus alius in hiis locis fabricam nisi predicti monachi habeat. Preterea concede eis communem pasturam predictarum villarum per omnia, exceptis segetibus et pratis, ad tres equos et quatuor boves et v. vaccas et xx. porcos similiter ex parte mea, et vias et semitas per totum campum et boscum, sine lesione segetis et prati. Insuper concede eis firmare stagnum suum ad molendinum faciendum in terra mea, si voluerint, super rivulum qui currit juxta Blakeker. Quod si forte alicui terram istam dedero, predictam elemosinam meam, scilicet mineriam et mortuum boscum et fabricas, in manu mea retineo ita ut nullus pro hiis servitium exigat a monachis nisi ad animam suam. Hec omnia dedi eis concessu uxoris mee et omnium heredum meorum, pro anima patris et inatris mee et pro anima mea et uxoris mee et omnium parentum meorum, in perpetuam elemosinam, libera et quieta ab omni consuetudine et servitio seculari et placitis et auxiliis et interrogatis. Hiis testibus: Adam filio Petri, Rogero fratre ejus, Adam clerico fratre Petri de Wakefeld, Paulino fratre eorumdem, Philippo filio Saxi, Adam de Birktwait, Bernardo de Silkestun, Henrico filio Dolfini, Ricardo filio Bernardi, Helia filio Jordani, Helia de Sireburne.

This grant was confirmed by the grantor's son, Thomas de Horebiri.  Alric and Gamel had manors in Flockton T.R.E. together assessed at 3 carucates of land. They were surveyed as part of the fee of Ilbert de Lascy.

Matthew de Horbury had at least four sons:

a. (Sir) Thomas de Horbury [Thomas de Horebir] of Little Midgley, eldest son and heir of Matthew. He was appointed as steward of the Warenne fee in Yorkshire as were his son Sir Ralph and grandson Sir John de Horbury. Thomas was born about 1155 at Horbury West Riding Yorkshire.

He was possibly also called Thomas de Midgley  as he held Little Midgley, parish of Thornhill.

He was steward of the Warenne fee in Yorkshire abt. 1202-1210 [Early Yorkshire Families, C.U.P., 2013, p. 43.]

Thomas de Horbury and William his brother were witnesses in a confirmation by Jordan and his wife Eugenia of a land grant in Swallow Hill, Darton, S. Yorks to Monkbretton Priory. [The Chartulary of Monkbretton Priory, J.W. Walker, reprinted C.U.P. 2013, p. 143. ]

Thomas de Horbury granted Bilham to his daughter Josiana. [Early Yorkshire Charters: Volume 8, The Honour of Warenne, p. 156.] Before 1218 - Henry de Wortley granted land in Bilham to Thomas son of Mathew de Horbury. [Early Yorkshire Charters: Volume 8, The Honour of Warenne, p. 155.

Thomas son of Matthew de Horbiri was granted land in Little Midgley (in Sitlington) by Adam son of Henry de Flockton. Witnesses were Jordan son of Essulf ('Edulf'), Thomas son of Essulf ('Edulf'), Walter son of Hugh de Swillington. [Early Yorkshire Charters, 1916, vol III, pp. 356-357.]

1754. Confirmation by Thomas de Horbiry to the monks of Rievaulx of the gift of land in Blacker and iron ore in 'Sittlingtun' and Flockton, which had been given by his father, Matthew son of Saxe. 1199. [From the evidences of Sir Francis Wortley, knt. and bart., 1637 ; Dodsw. MS. lxii, f. i7d.] 

Omnibus sancte matris ecclesie filiis tarn presentibus quam futuris Thotnas de Horbire salutem. Noverit universitas vestra me concessisse et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse Deo et ecclesie Sancte Marie Rievallis et monachis ibidem Deo servientibus totam donationem Mathei filii Saxi patris mei quam illis dedit et carta sua confirmavit, scilicet quatuor acras terre et dimidiam perticatam in loco qui vocatur Blakeker ad faciendas

ibi fabricas suas in quibus facient ferrum et utensilia et alia necessaria domui Rievallis, et totam mineriam et totum mortuum boscum ex parte mea de Floctun et de Sittlingtun, ad usus earundem fabricarum ; ita ut nullus alius in hiis locis fabricam habeat nisi predicti monachi. Preterea concede eis communem pasturam predictarum villarum per omnia, exceptis segetibus et pratis, ad tres equos et quatuor boves et quinque vaccas et viginti porcos similiter ex parte mea, et semitas per totum campum et boscum sine lesione segetis et prati. Insuper concedo eis firmare stagnum suum ad molendinum faciendum in terra mea si voluerint super rivulum qui currit juxta Blakeker.

Quod si forte alicui terram istam dedero predictam elemosinam meam, scilicet mineriam et mortuum boscum et fabricas, in manu mea retineo, ita ut nullus pro hiis servitium exigat a monachis nisi ad animam suam. Hec omnia dedi eis concessu uxoris mee et omnium heredum meorum, pro anima patris mei et matris mee et pro anima mea et uxoris mee et omnium parentum meorum, in perpetuam elemosinam, libera et quieta ab omni consuetudirie et servitio seculari et placitis et auxiliis et interrogatis. Hiis testibus, Hugone Bardulfo, Philippe filio Roberti, Rogero Arundell, Gaufrido Haget, Gollano de Novavilla. [Farrer, W., EARLY YORKSHIRE CHARTERS,vol. III, 1916, p. 381.]

1755. Quit-claim by abbot Ernulf and the convent of Rievaulx to Thomas de Horbury of his houses standing on the western side of Blacker and his park; agreement also relative to dead wood and iron ore there. 1199. [From the evidences of Sir Francis Wortley, knt. and bart., 1637 ; Dodsw. MS. Ixii, f. 19.]

Omnibus sancte matris ecclesie filiis tam presentibus quam futuris frater Ernaldus abbas et conventus Rievallis salutem. Noverit universitas vestra nos quietum clamasse Thome de Horbury et heredibus suis totum clamium quod habuimus contra predictum Thomam de domibus suis cum terra in qua site sunt que facte fuerunt ad occidentalem partem de Blakeker quando hec facta fuit. Et quietum clamavimus totum jus quod habuimus de parco suo quod erit ejusdem longitudinis et latitudinis cujus fuit eo tempore quo hec carta facta fuit, ita quod inter idem parcum et Bee Rode habebimus liberum egressum et regressum pastoribus nostris et averiis ad pasturam nostram. Et nos capiemus extra predictum parcuta ubique infra sarta et extra mortuum boscum, salvo, stunario predict! Thome et heredum ejus et hominum eorum de adem villa, ita quod de mortuo bosco non dabunt nee vendent nee asportabunt de eodem feudo ; mineriam quoque capiemus ubique sicut continetur in carta patris ejusdem Thome et nominatim in illo loco de quo lis orta fuit inter nos, que per conventionem hujus carte sigillo nostro confirmate pacificata est. Et quoniam pro bono pacis hec inter nos acta sunt idem Thomas et heredes ejus manutenebunt nos et fideliter consulent nobis in negotiis nostris et firmiter tenebunt et servabunt cartam Mathei filii Saxi et cartam ejusdem Thome quam habemus de eo per quam confirmat cartam patris sui Mathei filii Saxi. Hec carta facta fuit anno decimo regni regis Richardi apud Eboracum, coram Hugone Bard[ulf] et sociis suis tune ibidem justiciariis domini regis itinerantibus. Hiis testibus, Roberto le Walays, Willelmo de Livet, Samsone de Wridlesford, Roberto filio Dolfini, Elia de Wlfuelay, Ada filio Philippi, Johanne Taleuace, Willelmo de Horburi, Thoma fratre ejus. [Farrer, W., EARLY YORKSHIRE CHARTERS, vol. III, 1916, pp. 381-382.]

1756. Quit-claim by Randolph de Neufmarche to Thomas de Horebiri, son of Matthew, of the land given in marriage with Cecily, the grantor's grandmother, namely ij carucate in Flockton ; for which release the said Thomas has given him 6 marks and i niais-hawk. 1185-1205.

From the orig., formerly in possession of Sir Francis Wortley, knt. and bart. ; Dodsw. MS. Ixii. f. 15.

Sciant omnes tarn presentes quam futuri quod ego Randulfus de Novo-foro dedi et concessi et quietam clamavi pro me et heredibus meis et nac presenti carta mea confirmavi Thome de Horeb[iri] filio Mathei et heredibus suis totam terram que fuit data in maritagio cum Cecilia ava mea, scilicet unam carucatam terre et dimidiam in Floketun, libere et quiete cum omnibus libertatibus quas predecessores mei in predicta terre mihi successori suo reliquerunt ; ita quod ego et heredes mei predictam terram predicto Thome et heredibus suis warantizabimus contra omnes

homines. Pro hac autem donatione et quietaclamatione et warantizatione dedit prefatus Thomas mihi sex marcas argenti et unum nisum sor; et ego affidavi hanc donationem et quietam clamationem sibi tenendam de me et heredibus [meis] quietam in futuro. Hiis testibus : Willelmo filio Roberti, Jurdano filio Assulfi, Ricardo de Eland, Henrico de Eland, Reginaldo filio Elye, Willelmo de Lyvet, Samsone de Wridlesford, Jordano de Hetun, Johanne de Sandale, Ada de Sitligt[un], Jordano de Horeb[iri], Randulfo de Criglistun, Alano fratre ejus, et multis aliis.

This charter shows that 1 1/2 carucate in Flockton formed part of the marriage dowry of Cecily, wife of Randolph de Hickleton, son of Wilard, and mother of (a) Matilda, whose daughter Aline, or Alice, married Hugh de Normanvill, and of (b) Isabel, who married William de Neufmarche, and was mother of Randolph, the grantor. This descent corrects the pedigree compiled by Dodsworth and repeated by Dr. Hunter in South Yorks.,1 and is confirmed by a fine levied in 1201 between Hugh de Normanvill and Aline his wife, and Randolph de Neufmarche'. In this fine the moiety of the land which Ranulf son of Wilard had in Flockton was awarded to Randolph, or Ranulf, de Neufmarche'.2 Jordan de Horebiri was a younger brother of Thomas de Horebiri. Jordan and Agnes his wife with the Knights Templars were defendants in a suit in 1204 brought against them by Geofifery Luterel and his wife concerning 4 bovates in Hooton Pagnell.3 Mr. Holmes states that Jordan son of Assulf and Jordan de Thornhill were one and the same person.4 Jordan son of Assulf of Morley Wapentake is named in 1166. 5 Jordan son of Essulf and Samson son of Hervey (of Denby ?) are named in 1178.6 The probability is that the Jordan son of Assulf, who was constable of Wakefield to Hamelin, earl of Warenne,7 and who attested this charter, was of Thornhill, and that the references in 1166 and 1178 were to him.

His era is indicated by the following record of a plea in 1219: An assize came to recognise if Jordan de Thornhull, father of Helen, wife of Matthew de Bramham, and Juliana, wife of Simon de Deneby and Malger de Mirefeld, and Goditha de Barkeston, was seised of 1carucate and 1 bovate, and the moiety of a mill in Oueden, Schakeshull and Schakestunstall (i.e. Ovenden, Shackle-hill(?) and Shackletonstall) at his death, which tenements John de Thornhull and William his brother hold. William is under age and holds the land of the said John by service only, and it descended to him from Richard his father, who was son of the said Jordan. Matthew and the others acknowledge this and say that they are of one stem and that Richard was their brother. Matthew and Simon in mercy. 

Adam de Sitlington was probably Adam son of Philip (de Sitlington/ de Horbury), who in 1208 acknowledged that 1 bovate in Sitlington was the right of William del Fin. Adam son of Philip de Sitlington had a daughter Idonia, who released to Ralph de Horebiry her right in a moiety of the town of Saltonstall and what she had in Ossett and Flockton.  Jordan de Thornhill, who married Quenilda, daughter and coheir of Richard, son of Roger, thegn of Woodplumpton, co. Lane., and was living in 1212,  was not Jordan. [Farrer, W., EARLY YORKSHIRE CHARTERS,vol. III, 1916, pp.382-383.]

Sir Thomas de Horbury had at least four children:

i. (Sir) Ralph de Horbury of Horbury and Sitlington Born about 1180 at Horbury WRY, died aft 1251.

Idonia de Sitlington daughter of Adam de Sitlington released lands in Saltonstall, Ossett and Flockton to Ralph de Horbury.

Sir Ralph de Horbiri and his brother Sir John of 'Scetelington' knights were witnesses to a charter [Hunter, J. South Yorks., p. 239.]

Like his father Thomas, Sir Ralph de Horbury was steward to John earl de Warenne, certainly from 1248 to 1251. [Early Yorkshire Families, C.U.P., 2013, p. 43.]

KKK, 4a. Jordan Falgrim of Oselesete (comonly Osset) hath quit- claymed to Ralph de Horbiri 2 oxgangs of land wch he held in Oselesete wch he held of the sayd Ralph de Horbiri. Witnesses &c. sans date, among Wortleys Evidences,KKK, 4a.

I, William, son of Adam de Osseleset, havo given and quitclaymed to Ralph son of Tho. de Horbiri & his heires 5 oxgangs of land in Oselesete wth the appurtenances to wit those wch the same Ralph formerly held of me. For this grant the same Ralph hath given me 5 markes in hand, Witnesses, &c. Sans date. [YAJ, vol. 8, p. 10]

On 27 July 1247 Sir Ralph was exempted for life from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions. His eventual heirs, after the failure of issue of his two sons, were his daughters Eglantine or Rosamund, who married Reiner le Fleming of Wath-upon-Dearne, and another daughter who married Nicholas de Wortley.

1237 Sir Ralph appears in a charter and in the1250's  Ralph de Horbury was a steward to the 7th earl Warrene.

Sir Ralph de Horbury had at least three children:

a. (Sir) John de Horbury who like his father and grandfather was steward of the Warenne fee in Yorkshire however he died sp. like his brother Thomas leaving only two daughters as heirs, Rosamund (or Eglantine) who married Reinier le Fleming of Wath-Upon-Dearne and an unamed daughter who married Nicholas de Wortley.

His arms were: Argent a bend sable with three towers of the first. [The 3 towers represented Wakefield, Sandal and Conisbrough.] Arms as quartered by Wortley were argent on a fess sable, three towers of the first. [Yorkshire Deeds:, Volume 5 edited by Charles Travis Clay, C.U.P., p. 134, n. 2.]

  

A writ for 7th July 1277 at Chester  shows that John de Horbiry travelled to Wales with Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford. [C.P.R., 1277, pp. 218-219.]

1279 - A John de Horbiry was given exemption, for life from being put on assizes, juries or recognisances, on testimony before the king by Reginald de Grey that he was so decrepit that he could not attend to his own affairs or those of other persons. [C. P. R., 1279, p. 310.]

John son of Ralph de Horbiry. [WCR 1322-1331, 2013.] John in 1282 acquired the manor of Todwick near Tickhill and sold Todwick in 1299.

Sir (Dno) John de Horbiry is mentioned 1286 [WCR, 1313-1316.]

1302 - 8th earl John de Warenne granted Horbury to Sir John for life. [Early Yorkshire Families, C.U.P., 2013, p. 43.]

1306- John de Horbury granted land in Sitlington and Flockton to Nicholas de Wortley, William le Fleming and others being warrantors [Yorks. Fines, 1300-1304 no. 307; Early Yorkshire Families, C.U.P., 2013, p. 43.]

1313 & 1314 Sir John de Horbiry is recorded as having a servant named Alan. [WCR, 1313-1316, p. 17, p. 24.]

Undated deed for Sitlington: Deed 375. Grant in frankalmoign by John de Horbiri, knt., son of Ralph de Horbury, for the health of his soul and the souls of his ancestors and heirs, to the abbot and convent of Byland, of a licence to strengthen (firmandi) the dam of their mill of Bentley on his land of Sitelington at the end of the assart called Hutherode, and to repair the said dam as often as they should need without contradiction by him or his heirs. Witnesses: Sirs William son of Thomas, John de Heton, Richard de Thornhill, knts., Thomas de Horbiri, Henry de Byri, Richard de Bretton, Simon Chyvet, Henry de Weldon, William de Hathewaldeley, Henry son of Roger de Emeley, Robert de Wytheley. [Yorkshire Deeds, Volume 5 edited by Charles Travis Clay, C.U.P., p. 134.]

Similarly in Monasticon Eboracense:

Mitelington [Sitlington] Sir John de Horbiri, knight, son of Ralph de Horbiri, knight, granted the monks [of Byland] licence to make a pool for their mill of Wentley [Bentley upon his land in this place, at the head of the essart called Hutherode. [Burton, John. Monasticon Eboracense (1758), p. 334. and apend. no. 97.]

1314 Horbery - The attaint of 24 (for which John, s. of Robert Pollard of Wakefeld, and Alice his wife, fined, against Adam, s. of William de Horbery), on the verdict of 12 jurors, who returned that after the death of Simon, father of the plaintiff Alice, a messuage and bovate of land in Horbery were left unoccupied for 4 years on the hands of Dom. John de Horbery, whereby Alice lost her rights therein, is taken by the oath of Henry le Wyte, Adam Heperourum [?], Hugh , John Silkelyng, Adam de Goukthorp, Robert Sonman, Richard del Dene, Richard Armerawe Hirnyng, Richard Passemer', John Maunsel, Richard, s. of Broun de Alvirthorp, John, s. of , Colley, John Swan,mHenry del Bothom, Richard Withoundes, Richard, s. of Philip, and Robert, s. of Symon [?], who find for the defendant. John and Alice to go to prison for their recrimination. [In the margin is 12d.] [WCR, 1313-1316, p. 17, p. 42]

1316 John de Horburi's wife Margaret is mentioned where she is not described as a widow. [WCR, 1313-1316, p. 125.]

Said by some genealogists to have died in 1306; John de Horbiry son of Alice was recorded in 1317 as being killed in Nidderdale. [C.P.R., July? 1317, p. 82.]

According to Early Yorkshire Families Sir John and his brother, Thomas died without issue & the coheirs were two daughters of Sir Ralph, Eglantine or Rosamund, wife of Reinier le Fleming of Wath-Upon-Dearne and her sister, wife of Nicholas de Wortley [Early Yorkshire Families, C.U.P., 2013, p. 43.]

A John de Horbiri, clerk, sued Richard de Dewesbiry, chaplain, for trespass. Surety—Thomas le Taverner. [WCR, 1323]

29 June 1329 'Sir John de Horbiry' described as the former lord of Horbury. [WCR 1322-1331, 2013, p. 149.]

1329- John son of Ralph de Horbury mentioned. [WCR 13222-1331, 2013, p. 142.]

Sir John de Horbury married  Elizabeth Wake [d. 1314] she was one of the co-heirs of William de Beauchamp of Bedford. Their purparty was delivered to them in 1278 (Edward I's reign) [Early Yorkshire Families, C.U.P., 2014, p. 43.] However, Sir John died sp. Elizabeth's parents were Baldwin Wake (d.~1282) and Ela de Beauchamp. Thus through her mother Elizabeth was descended from William Longespee, 1st earl of Salisbury, illegitimate son of King Henry II of England and thus grandson of Geoffrey of Anjou [Planta genista, i.e. later Plantagenet] and Queen Matilda. The Wake family is claimed to descend from the English rebel 'Hereward the Wake' who was active soon after the Conquest. Thus Elizabeth could claim both English and Plantagenet and other Norman descent.

ii. (Sir) John de Horbury of Sitlington Sir Ralph de Horbiri and his brother Sir John of 'Scetelington' knights were witnesses to a charter [Hunter, J. South Yorks., p. 239.]

iii. Robert de Horbury, chaplain/clerk  1313 - Robert the clerk of Horbiry acted as a surety [WCR, 1313-1316, p. 2.] Robert was the father of Sir John de Horbiry, in 1274 Sir John was a king's coroner. [WCR 1322-1331, 2013, pp. 187, 127.] Sir John's armsoccur in the Bannerets Roll ca.1312 as 'Sire John de Horburi' who bore arms  barruly argent and azure; a bend gules. [Great Parliamentary Roll; Nicholas 1928, p. 158.]

iv. Josiana de Horbury Her father , Sir Thomas granted her Bilham before 1218.

b. Jordan de Horbury [Horbiri]

Granted 2 bovates in Brampton, S. Yorks. to his brother Adam [Hunter, J. South Yorks., p. 179.]

Confirmation by Jordan and his wife Eugenia of a land grant in Swallow Hill, Darton [NW of Barnsley], S. Yorks to to Monkbretton Priory. William de Horbury and Thomas his brother, Peter de Doncaster and Henry his brother and others as witnesses. [The Chartulary of Monkbretton Priory, J.W. Walker, reprinted C.U.P. 2013, p. 143. ]

c. William de Horbury [Horebyri, Horbiri]

Grant by Thomas son of William de Horbury. [The Chartulary of Monkbretton Priory, J.W. Walker, reprinted C.U.P. 2013, p. 202. ]

William de Horbury and Thomas his brother and others as witnesses in a confirmation by Jordan de Horbury and his wife Eugenia of a land grant in Swallow Hill, Darton, S. Yorks to to Monkbretton Priory. [The Chartulary of Monkbretton Priory, J.W. Walker, reprinted C.U.P. 2013, p. 143. ]

Mentioned 1202. [Early Yorkshire Charters: Volume 3: edited by William Farrer]

d. Adam de Horbury


2. Philip de Sitlington of Flockton and Sitlington

Philip had a son Adam de Sitlington who is mentioned in 1208.  'Adam filio Sitlingtona'. [Early Yorks. Charters, vol III, p. 431.] Adam was living in the time of Richard son of Jordan de Thornhill who was living 1212. Adam's daughter was Idonia de Sitlington who held lands in Saltonstall, Ossett and Flockton that were released to Ralph de Horebiry.

3. Thomas de Horbury

1189 - Thoma de Horbiri, was a witness to a charter with:

* Waltero filio Hugonis, tunc ballivo domini regis [Walter son of Hugh, originally of Stapleton, afterwards of Swillington, royal bailiff in the closing years of Henry II.]

*Hugone filio ejus, Jordano et Willelmo fratribus suis,

*Ada filio Philippi [Adam filius Philippi witnesses also R 344, a charter of Jordan son of Matthew, son of Saxe, of Horbury, and Jordan his heir, granting a culture in this same Flockton to the monks of Rievaulx.]

*Alano de Brettona,

*Willelmo de De Neby [sic]

*Johanne filio Harding,

*Willelmo filio Johannis filii Assolf et multis aliis.

 

1266 - A Thomas de Horbiry was given protection by Henry III. [C.P.R.1266, p.536.]

(John fitz Asolf does not appear on the 1166 Pipe Roll, on which so many of his brethren were charged with succession duty after the death of their father in 1165, unless, which is probable, he is the John de Huurum who is charged a mark: but his name occurs on the Roll of 1169 (15 H. II.) as assessed at another mark, which he paid, and also as suffering a fine of forty shillings for an unjust disseisin. Half of this latter amount he paid at once and half in the following year. He had property at Wentworth and at Stansfield; for he granted a tenement in the former place to the monks of Monk Bretton, and gave five bovates of land in Stansfield in dowry at the marriage of Amabel his daughter to Roger son of Warren. Each of these deeds was witnessed by Jordan fitz Asolf and Thomas his brother, and the second names also Eustace "my son." John fitz Asolf appears at least twice subsequently on the Pipe Rolls. In 29 Henry II. he made a fine of 13s. 8d., and claimed land in Baildon against Hugh de Lelay, and two years afterwards he paid a mark for permission to compound a quarrel with Richard de Wath. Finally, his name appears in the testing clause to three charters in the Pontefract Chartulary, No. 248 and the above two. In the first, a dated charter, he is coupled with those two of his brothers who test the Bretton deed, "Jordan, John, and Thomas, sons of Asolf." No. 263 and No. 264 are a generation later, and refer to two bovates at Flockton. They are witnessed by William son of John, son of Asolf, thus giving a brother to the Eustace named on the Stansfield deed, and adding a link to the pedigree. I should mention that Mr. Hunter thought the Flemings of Wath to have been descended from this John.) [Pont. Chart. pp. 344-346.]

4. Jordan de Horbury

5. William de Horbury William had a son Thomas de Horbury.



 YORKSHIRE ARCHAEOLOGICAL JOURNAL vol. VII, pp.425-426.

Wapentake of Aggbrigg
Miggley in Sitlington

In the Writeings of Francis Wortley Kt & Baronet 1637, in Newhall & Sitlington Box.

KKK. 9.  I, Maud, Relict of Adam de Preston, have sold to Sr Rafe de Horbury all the land which I had in the territory of
Migeley with all the appurtenances. Wittnesse Sr William de Bretton, Sr Thomas de Horbiry &c.

ibm.
A° Dni. 1241 at Whitsonday (19 May) Adam de Preston let to farme for 15 yeares to Rafe de Horebir, one bovate of land with the appurtenances in Migeley paying 3s yearely at the Feast of St Oswald. Wittnesse Thomas de Thornehill, Thomas de Horbiri, Adam de Mirefeld &c.

ibm.

KKK.10. To all that shall see or heare this writeing, Cecill, late wife of Adam de Crescy, greeting, know yee that I have
quitclaymed to Sr John de Horbiri, son of Sr Adam de Horbiri all the right & claime that I had in the name of my dower in 30 acres of land in the territory of Miggeley which the said Adam, my husband, formerly sold to Sr Rafe de Horbiri. Wittnesse, Sr Nicholas de Wortley &c.

ibm.
John, son of Rafe de Horbiri Kt, granted lands in his mannr of Migeley, called Berirode, to John, son of William de Thornhill, merchant, with meadow &c. Dated at Sitlington on the Feast of St Barnabie the appostle 24 Ed. 1 (11 June 1296). Wittnesse Thomas de Dronesfeld, Richard de Bretton.

In the same Evidences.
KKK.11, Adam de Crescy, son of Gilbert de Crescy, gave to Rafe de Horbiri, son of Thomas de Horbiri, & his heires, 9
acres of Land in the Territory of Miggeli &c.

ibm.
19. Know p’sent & to come, that I Adam, son of Hervius de Flockton have given & granted & by this my p’sent charter confirmed to Thomas, son of Matthew de Horebir, & his heires for his homage service, 9 acres of Land in Litle Migeleia which Herveius, my father, held there. To hold of me & my heires &c. paying yearly to me & my heires 16d for all service &c. viz. 8d at the Feast of St Martin & 8d at Whitsonday &c. Wittnesse, Henry de Lelay, William de Livet, Adam
son of Phillip, &c.


ibm.
21. Robert, son of Peter de Birkin, sold to Rafe de Horbiry, son of Thomas de Horbiry, &c. 4 acres of land in the Towne of Miggeley for 20s which the said Robert gave to him beforehand. Wittnesse Thomas de Horbiry, John de Thornhill, Adam de Preston &c.


Footnote 41:
Midgeley, a hamlet and manor (see above) in the township of Sitlington, of which it is a division, parish of Thornhill and honour of Pontefract. There is another place of this name in Halifax parish, lordship of Wakefield and wapentake of Morley. Richard Beaumont, younger son of Adam, had lands here by grant 35 H. 6, and Richard B. d. 2 Feb. 1530, seised of lands here held in socage of Dns Godfrey de Melsa. John, his son and heir, aet. 40.
              

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