John Harington, 2nd Baron Harington

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Arms of Harington: Sable, a fret argent; Crest: A lion's head erased or collared gules [1]

John Harington, 2nd Baron Harington (1328–1363)[2] of Aldingham in Furness, Lancashire, was an English peer, who inherited the title Baron Harington in 1347 on the death of his grandfather John Harington, 1st Baron Harington (1281–1347).[3]

Origins[edit]

He was the son of Sir Robert Harington (died 1334), who predeceased his own father the 1st Baron.[4] His mother was Elizabeth de Multon (born 1306), daughter of Thomas de Multon and one of the three sisters and co-heiresses of John de Multon.[5] She was the heiress of several estates including: Thurston in Suffolk; Moulton, Skirbeck and Fleet in Lincolnshire, of Egremont in Cumbria and of manors in County Limerick, Ireland.[6] Elizabeth outlived her husband and in about 1334 remarried to Walter de Bermingham.[7]

Career[edit]

In 1353 he confirmed the agreement made by his grandfather with the Abbot of Furness Abbey,[8] his feudal overlord at Aldingham.[9] In 1355 he nominated an attorney to act for him in Ireland, where he had inherited lands in County Limerick from his mother.[10] John Harington was granted a lease of the manor of Hornby by Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster and also held the manors of Bolton-le-Moors, Chorley and Aighton. In 1358 he moved to London to take part in services for king Edward III.

Marriage and children[edit]

The name of his wife is not known, possibly she was Joan de Birmingham, daughter of his step-father Walter de Birmingham.[11] By his wife he had children including Robert Harington, 3rd Baron Harington (1356–1406).

Death and burial[edit]

Gleaston Castle where Harrington died in 1363

He died on 28 May 1363 at his seat Gleaston Hall[12] in the manor of Aldingham,[13] and was buried in Cartmel Priory in Lancashire.[14]

Sources[edit]

  • GEC Complete Peerage, Vol.6, pp. 314–321, Baron Harington, pp. 314–16, biography of John Harington, 1st Baron Harington

References[edit]

  1. ^ Source: Burke's General armory 1884, p.459
  2. ^ GEC Complete Peerage, Vol.6, p.316
  3. ^ GEC Complete Peerage, Vol.6, p.316
  4. ^ GEC Complete Peerage, Vol.6, p.316
  5. ^ GEC Complete Peerage, Vol.6, p.316
  6. ^ GEC Complete Peerage, Vol.6, p.316
  7. ^ GEC Complete Peerage, Vol.6, p.316
  8. ^ GEC Complete Peerage, Vol.6, p.316
  9. ^ GEC Complete Peerage, Vol.6, p.314 & note (e)
  10. ^ GEC Complete Peerage, Vol.6, p.316
  11. ^ GEC Complete Peerage, Vol.6, p.316
  12. ^ Rebuilt some time before 1389 as Gleaston Castle (GEC Complete Peerage, Vol.6, p.317)
  13. ^ GEC Complete Peerage, Vol.6, p.316
  14. ^ F. L. Weis, (1999) "Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists", 7th Edition, Pages 34-31
Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Harington, 1st Baron Harington
Baron Harington
1347–1363
Succeeded by
Robert Harington, 3rd Baron Harington