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  • ID: I17145
  • Name: Nicholas III BARRINGTON , of Hatfield, Sir 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Nicholas de /Barentone/
  • Birth: ABT 1270 in Barrington Hall, Hatfield Regis, Essex, England
  • Death: BEF 1336 1
  • Note:
    From "Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society", Vol I, Colchester, pp 251-273, The History of the Barrington Family, at

    Sir Nicholas de Barenton was steward to Robert de Brus, Lord of Annandale, and had from him a quit-claim of an annual rent of twenty-one shillings, payable out of lands held under him at Hatfield, reserving only sixpence to be paid each year at Michaelmas, the keeping in order thirteen perches of the fence round the park, and the payment of any tax the King might impose.

    There is a curious patent from King Edward the Second, dated York, September 4th, in the 18th year of his reign, and sealed with his Privy seal, which is still attached to the letter and nearly perfect; it is in red wax, three leopards, or lions, passant.

    The letter states that the King was informed that Robert de Brus was bound to Nicholas de Barenton for the payment of the sum of eighty pounds for cloth and other things that Nicholas had bought for him, Nicholas being his steward for his lands in Essex, with which money Nicholas was willing to aid his Majesty's dear and faithful subject Sir Thomas de Mandeville in part of his ransom, he being detained in prison by the Scots. That the said Robert de Brus was ready to pay that sum to the said Sir Thomas de Mandeville, at such time as Nicholas de Barenton should send him an acquittance for the money, which acquittance could not be made or sent without special license from the King; his majesty, therefore, at the request of his dear sister the Countess of Hereford by these letters, gave leave that Nicholas might make the required acquittance to the aforesaid Robert de Brus, without any hindrance or challenge from the King, or his heirs, or any of his officers whatsoever.

    Sir Nicholas had by his wife Alice Belhouse four sons, Nicholas who succeeded him, Thomas, Roger, and Philip. Of Thomas and Roger there is not any trace; Philip married Margaret daughter of Sir William Tey; he was knighted and resided at Rayleigh, as did his son Nicholas who was keeper of the King's park there. This Nicholas married Margaret Cloville and had a son John, who was the last male representative of this branch of the Barringtons. He and his wife Thomasine were buried at Rayleigh, where there was formerly a monument to their memory. They had an only daughter, and heiress, Thomasine, she was thrice married: first to William Lunsford, of Lunsford in Sussex; secondly to William Sydney, of Penshurst in kent; and thirdly to John Hopton, of Cockfield Hall in the parish of Yoxford in Suffolk; in the church of which they place her daughter by her second husband, William Sydney, is buried. Her son by her first husband, William Lunsford, whose name was also William, succeed on her death to the property called Barringtons, at Rayleigh. She is named as Thomasine Hopton in a memorandum dated 1459, which will be mentioned in the account of the next owner of the estates.

    In an agreement between Sir Nicholas and the Lady Joan de Barenton his grandmother, she released to him lands that had been settled upon her in Triplow, Hatfield, Writtle, Chigwell, Ramsden, Ballinhatch, Springfield, Stanstead, and Ongar, on receiving from him an annuity of fourteen marks for her life. To this agreement she appointed her son Hugh a trustee. It is dated September 30th, 1283, and was no doubt made to enable Sir Nicholas to make a settlement on his marriage. There is another deed without date, most likely made to enable Sir Nicholas to make a settlement on his marriage. There is another deed without date, most likely made at the same time, by which Humphrey de Barenton granted and quit-claimed to his nephew Nicholas, son of his brother Nicholas, all his right to manors and lands in Hatfield Regis and Writtle, and to all other manors and lands in Hatfield Regis and Writtle, and to all other lands and tenements whatsoever, of which his father Sir Nicholas had been in possession. This Humphrey died before the 12th of Edward the First, as by an agreement, dated on the Friday before the feast of St Gregory. in the 12th of King Edward, Auda, widow of Humphrey de Barenton, granted and quit-claimed to Nicholas de Barenton all the right she had, by way of dower, on the death of her husband, in lands, gardens, homages, rents, arable lands, pastures, meadows, growing crops, &c., from the feast of St Michael, in the 11th year of King Edward, for seven years, on her receiving a yearly payment of twenty shillings.

    The exact time of the death of Sir Nicholas does not appear; he is found as a witness to a deed in 1330, and must have died soon after, as in 1336 his eldest son, Nicholas Barenton, was in possession of the estates.

    Father: Nicholas II BARRINGTON , of Triplow b: ABT 1248 in Barrington Hall, Triplow, Cambridgeshire, England
    Mother: Agnes (Alice) CHETWYND b: ABT 1250 in Chetwynd, Newport, Shropshire, England

    Marriage 1 Alice BELLHOUSE b: ABT 1270 in Ramsden Bellhouse, Essex, England
    • Married: AFT 30 SEP 1283 1
    1. Has Children Nicholas IV BARRINGTON , of Hatfield, Sir b: ABT 1290 in Barrington Hall, Hatfield Regis, Essex, England
    2. Has Children Philip BARRINGTON , of Rayleigh b: ABT 1310 in Barrington Hall, Hatfield Regis, Essex, England

    1. Title: The History of the Barrington Family, edited by G. Alan Lowndes, M.A., W. Wiles Publ, 1888, p. 251-273
    2. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -
      Page: Robert O'Connor, 26 Aug 1999
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