Name: Alicia de YEALAND 1
Birth: ABT 1190 in Yealand Conyers, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
The following is copied from VCH-Lancaster
In 1066 there was only one manor of YEALAND, and it no doubt included Silverdale. The whole was assessed as four plough-lands, and was held by Earl Tostig as appurtenant to the neighbouring lordship of Beetham. Roger of Poitou held the same in 1086. Later it became part of the barony of the Lancaster family, being held by the service of the eighth part of a knight's fee, and on division the Yealand Conyers part was assigned to Margaret de Ros of Kendal.
Before 1176 William de Lancaster I granted Yealand and Silverdale, as a plough-land and a half, this being apparently a moiety of the whole, to Adam de Avranches. Adam was succeeded by his son Roger de Yealand, who, with the assent of his wife Sunniva, gave land in his demesne there to the brethren of Cockersand ; and Roger's son Adam de Yealand, sheriff of the county from 1228 to 1233, followed.
Adam left a daughter and heir Alice, who married Robert de Conyers, and their portion thus acquired its distinctive name. The manor was also called LEIGHTON or Leighton Conyers. Leighton seems at first to have been the demesne land, but was in later times regarded as a manor distinct from Yealand Conyers, and the tenures became confused. The Conyers family held it for half a century or more, and it then passed, probably by marriage, to the Crofts of Dalton. There was some dismemberment also, for younger branches of the Croft family had Tewitfield in Warton and Silverdale. The manor proper, Yealand Conyers and Leighton, descended with Dalton until the partition of 1489, when it was assigned to Sir Robert Middleton, as son of Geoffrey, who had married Alison daughter and co-heir of James Croft. From: 'Townships: Yealand Conyers', A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 8 (1914), pp. 177-180. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53291 Date accessed: 29 April 2009.
NOTE: The line I am following (Richard Hodgson, World Connect db=ancestorsearch) has Alice m. Galfrid Conyers and the dates make it unlikely that Alice m. Robert Conyers (the father).
Father: Adam de YEALAND & Cowburn b: ABT 1160 in Yealand Conyers, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Geoffrey (Galfrid) CONYERS , of Sockburn & Girsby b: ABT 1175 in Sockburn, Darlington, Durham, England
- Humphrey CONYERS , of Sockburn & Girsby b: ABT 1215 in Sockburn, Darlington, Durham, England
- Title: VCH of Lancaster, 1918, editted by William Farrer & J Brownbill, www.british-history.ac.uk