People: Holland, Hugh

Surname

Holland

Forename

Hugh

Sex

Male

Marital Status

At Issue

Causes

EDC 5/7/1– plaintiff

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People: Heyton, Ralph

Surname

Heyton

Forename

Ralph

Sex

Male

Approx Year of Birth

1508

Parish

Deane

Marital Status

Unknown

Causes

EDC 5/3/2 – witness for the plaintiff; his deposition may be found at CALS EDC 2/2 ff. 457v-457v

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People: Holford, Katherine

Surname

Holford

Forename

Katherine

Sex

Female

Parish

Great Budworth

Marital Status

At Issue

Spouse Name

John - the defamation suit at EDC 5/1/11 centred upon whether Katherine and John were married

Remarks

John Holford was the eldest son of Robert Holford and his wife, Margery, he had at least five brothers.

John and Katherine were the parents of Francis Holford, who claimed that he had been defamed as a bastard by his uncle, Phillip Holford.

 

 

 

 

 

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EDC 5/1/11 – mentioned in the libel; mother of plaintiff

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People: Holford, John

Surname

Holford

Forename

John

Sex

Male

Parish

Great Budworth

Marital Status

At Issue

Spouse Name

Katherine - the defamation suit at EDC 5/1/11 centred upon whether Katherine and John were married

Occupation Status

Gentleman

Remarks

John Holford was the eldest son of Robert Holford and his wife, Margery, he had at least five brothers.

The family were in dispute about their landholdings and Margery’s will and during her lifetime she expressed concern that ‘hyr sonnes shuld the one kyll the other abowt yt’.

Following Margery’s death by September 1541 a cause relating to the validity of her will was brought in the Chester Consistory Court against Phillip, Urian and Katherine Holford.

Sources 

The Visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580, ed. J. Paul Rylands (The Harleian Society, 18, 1882), p. 125.

Depositions in the cause concerning the will of Margery Holford dec’d:
CALS EDC 2/2, pp. 394-398, 412-413.

 

 

 

 

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EDC 5/1/11 – mentioned in the libel; father of plaintiff

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People: Holford, Robert

Surname

Holford

Forename

Robert

Sex

Male

Parish

Great Budworth

Marital Status

Married

Spouse Name

Marjorie

Occupation Status

Gentleman

Remarks

Career: Robert Holford was the third son of Thomas Holford of Holford Hall in Plumley, Cheshire.

He married Margery and they had a number of children, including 6 sons, John, Phillip, Bartholomew, Owen, Matthew and Brian and at least 2 daughters named Martha and Katherine. Katherine was born about 1511.

Robert had died by 1538 because Margery, as his widow, was involved sometime between 1533 and 1538 in a lawsuit concerning land in Bosden (TNA C 1/827/17-19).

Sources:

The Visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580, ed. J. Paul Rylands (The Harleian Society, 18, 1882), p. 125.

The image of Holford Hall in 1883 is reproduced by kind permission of The Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire from A. Wolfgang, ‘Holford Hall’, Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, volume 66 for 1914. Available online:
https://www.hslc.org.uk/journal/vol-66-1914/

 

 

Causes

EDC 5/1/11 – mentioned in the libel; grandfather of plaintiff

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People: Hilton, William

Surname

Hilton (Hulton)

Forename

William

Sex

Male

Parish

Eccles

Marital Status

Unknown

Causes

EDC 5/2/1 – defendant

 

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People: Holford, Francis

Surname

Holford

Forename

Francis

Sex

Male

Approx Year of Birth

1518

Parish

Great Budworth

Marital Status

Unknown

Remarks


Career:
Francis Holford was the son of John Holford one of the sons of Robert Holford and his wife, Margery.  John was probably the oldest of Robert and Margery’s children.

The family seem to have been at loggerheads about their landholdings and Margery’s will and during her lifetime she expressed concern that ‘hyr sonnes shuld the one kyll the other abowt yt’.

Sources 

The Visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580, ed. J. Paul Rylands (The Harleian Society, 18, 1882).

Depositions in the cause concerning the will of Margery Holford dec’d:
CALS EDC 2/2, pp. 394-398, 412-413.

 

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EDC 5/1/11 – plaintiff

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People: Holford, Phillip

Surname

Holford

Forename

Phillip

Sex

Male

Parish

Great Budworth

Marital Status

Unknown

Remarks


Phillip Holford was the son of Robert Holford and his wife, Margery.  He was probably the second of their sons, John being his older brother.

The family were in dispute about their landholdings and Margery’s will and during her lifetime she expressed concern that ‘hyr sonnes shuld the one kyll the other abowt yt’.

Following Margery’s death by September 1541 a cause relating to the validity of her will was brought in the Chester Consistory Court against Phillip, Urian and Katherine Holford. One of the deponents in this cause was Sir Thomas Egerton, probably chaplain at the chapel of Lower Peover, and godfather to one of Phillip’s children. He was said to be at loggerheads with Brian Holford, one of Phillip’s brothers.

Sources 

The Visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580, ed. J. Paul Rylands (The Harleian Society, 18, 1882), p. 125.

Depositions in the cause concerning the will of Margery Holford dec’d:
CALS EDC 2/2, pp. 394-398, 412-413.

 

Causes

EDC 5/1/11 – defendant

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People: Holford, Margery

Surname

Holford

Forename

Margery

Sex

Female

Parish

Great Budworth

Marital Status

Widow

Spouse Name

Robert

Remarks


Margery Holford was the widow of Robert Holford, third son of Thomas Holford of Holford Hall. Margery and Robert had a number of children, including 6 sons, John, Phillip, Bartholomew, Owen, Matthew and Brian and at least 2 daughters named Martha and Katherine. Katherine was born about 1511.

Robert had died by 1538 as Margery, as his widow, was involved sometime between 1533 and 1538 in a lawsuit concerning land in Bosden (TNA C 1/827/17-19).

Margery herself had died by September 1541 as depositions in a cause relating to her will indicate.

Sources 

The Visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580, ed. J. Paul Rylands (The Harleian Society, 18, 1882), p. 125.

Depositions in the cause concerning the will of Margery Holford dec’d:
CALS EDC 2/2, pp. 394-398, 412-413.

 

Causes

EDC 5/1/10 – defendant
EDC 5/1/11 – mentioned in the libel; grandmother of plaintiff

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People: Harrison, Edward

Surname

Harrison

Forename

Edward

Sex

Male

Marital Status

Unknown

Remarks

Although Edward Harrison’s parish is unusually not stated in the libel, the cause at EDC 5/1/8 concerns the tithes of Over and it may be that he lived in the area of the parish of Whitegate of which the parochial status was in dispute at the time.

Causes

EDC 5/1/8 – defendant

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