Sir Richard de Houghton 1
- Born: Abt 1284, Houghton, Lancashire, England
- Marriage (1): Sibella de Lea
- Died: 1341, England about age 57
From http://cybergata.com/roots/1950.htm :
Family Background Information. 157
Sir Richard de Hoghton, knight of the shire for the county of Lancaster was in the Parliaments of 1322, 1327, and 1337. He greatly increased his estate by his marriage.
In the reign of William Rufus, the manor of Hoghton was given to Warren Russell with a daughter in marriage by Hamo Pincerna. After his death, his wife gave it to her second son, Richard. His son, Adam, styled himself Adam de Hoghton. From him descended this Richard de Hoghton who married Sybell de Lea. He died in 1340, leaving a son, Sir Adam de Hoghton, knight of the shire for Lancaster.
~A Genealogy of the Southworths (Southards)..., pg. 432
• Background Information. 688
Richard, who inherited the estate of his cousin Richard, and became a knight. In 1323, he and Sir Gilbert Singleton were returned Knights of the Shire for the County of Lancashire, in the Parliament held at York, and they had their wages allowed for attendance, a notable circumstance. In 1327, he paid thirteen shillings sixpence for a third part of one Knight's fee in Hoghton, Cleton, Penwortham, Whelltoncum, Hepay, which he held of the Duchy of Lancaster, and which Richard de Cleton and Richard de Feton held before. In 1313, he married Sybil, daughter of William and sister of Henry Lea. This marriage brought a large increase to the Hoghton estates, for the Leas had great possessions, and were owers of Lea, Mollington, Banistre, in Cheshire, in right of Clementia, daughter of Robert Banastre, Baron of Manaton, and wife of William Lea, who received the same from her father in frank-marriage. Sir Richard died in 1341.
~The Houghton Genealogy, pgs. 22-23
Richard married Sibella de Lea, daughter of William de Lea and Clémence Banastre. (Sibella de Lea was born about 1300.)