Name: Henry ARDEN , of Hanwell & Park Hall, Sir 1
Birth: ABT 1346 in Hanwell, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
Death: 1400 in Park Hall, Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire, England 1
Park Hall Manor, Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire:
The manor of PARK HALL, or THE LODGE, was first called Park Hall in 1365, and in 1405 appears as Le Logge juxta Bromwiche. It appears to have originated in the park held by Roger de Somery in 1291, the existence of which probably accounts for Sir John Botetourt being charged, in 1366, with having hunted in the free warren of the Earl of Warwick at Bromwich and carried away deer. In 1373 Sir John is said to have granted Park Hall to Henry Arden. Henry was succeeded about 1400 by his son Ralph, and another Henry, son of Ralph, settled the manor in 1420 on himself and his wife Sybil. Ralph died soon after, Sybil surviving him. Robert son of Ralph succeeded and held the manor in 1434. Robert died in 1452, seised of the manor of La Logge or Park Hall, and is said to have been executed as a Yorkist; his heir was his son Walter, aged two years and more. Walter died in 1502, and was succeeded by his son John. The latter, in 1510, was charged with having enlarged his park by the inclusion of 10 acres of arable land, called Lady Crofts, 'and accustomed to culture'; and a lawsuit, concerning annuities to be paid out of the estate to his younger brothers, occurred in 1524. He died in 1526, and was succeeded by his son Thomas, who died in 1563. The latter's son and heir William had predeceased his father in 1545, and William's son Edward now succeeded, at the age of 30. In 1572 he settled Park Hall and his other manors on his son Robert; but in 1583 Edward was attainted of treason and executed, and the queen retained Park Hall during the life of his wife Mary. In 1603, on the death of Mary, Robert entered into possession of the manor, and in 1608 settled it on his son Sir Henry Arden and his wife Dorothy, daughter of Basil Fielding. Henry died in 1616 and Dorothy in 1625; their son Robert then entered into possession and in 1636 was heir to his grandfather. This Robert received the reversion of Castle Bromwich Manor (q.v.) in 1640. On his death, unmarried, in 1643 he was succeeded by four sisters, of whom Dorothy and her husband, Harvey Bagot, received one-quarter of the manor of Park Hall. Sir William Pooley, husband of Elizabeth, was also concerned in its possession. In 1664, however, Sir Herbert Price, husband of another of the sisters, apparently held the whole.
From: 'Parishes: Castle Bromwich', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 4: Hemlingford Hundred (1947), pp. 43-47. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42653&strquery=park hall bromwich Date accessed: 27 April 2013.
Father: Ralph ARDEN , of Hanwell b: ABT 1298 in Hanwell, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
Mother: Isabel de BROMWICH b: ABT 1315 in Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire, England
Helena (Elena) b: AFT 1350
- Nicholas ARDEN b: ABT 1370 in Park Hall, Warwickshire, England
- Title: VCH-Warwickshire, Vol 4, available online www.british-history.ac.uk