Robert de Harington 1
- Born: Bef 1262, Flemingby, England
- Marriage (1): Agnes de Cancefield
- Died: 1297, Aldingham, Lancashire, England
Other names for Robert were Robert of Haryngton and Robert de Haverington.
Background Information. 720
The first Haverington appears to have owned lands in Lancashire was Robert de Haverington, or Haryngton, of Harrington, who in the latter half of the thirteenth century married Agnes, daughter of Sir. Richard Cancefield, lord of Cancefield, or Cantsfield with Farlton, in the parish of Tunstall, in Lonsdale Hundred, by his wife Alice, or Alina, daughter of William le Fleming, lord of Aldingham, an ancient Saxon manor in furness, on the western shore of Morecambe Bay, and who in 1273 acquired the lordship of Aldingham, which had come into his hands in right of his wife after the deaths of her two brothers, John and William Cancefield, both of whom died in their minority, and while in the ward of abbot of Furness.
Robert Haryngton had two sons, John who succeeded as heir, and Michael, who in 8 Edward II (1314/15), had a grant of freewarren in Ainthwaite in Cartmel parish, which included Wraysholme and the tower of that name, an embattled keep or peel. Whether Michael married and found a line, is not clear, but if he did it must have soon become extinct, for the Tower of Wraysholme eventually passed to the descendants of his elder brother.
In addition to his two sons, Robert Harngton had a daughter, Elizabeth, who married William, son and heir of Edward Neville of Liversdge.
~Families of Lancashire and Cheshire, pg. 242, 247-288
~Weis' Ancestral Roots . . ., 8th Edition, 34:31, married to Agnes Cansfield, Lady of Aldingham. 160
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Harington), Vol. VI, p 314 141
Robert married Agnes de Cancefield, daughter of Sir Richard Cancefield Lord of Cancefield and Alice Fleming Lady of Aldingham. (Agnes de Cancefield was born in 1264 in Aldingham, Lancashire, England and died in 1293 in Adlington, Cheshire, England.)