|Elizabeth DE SAMLESBURY
(Abt 1253-Aft 1311)
Elizabeth DE SAMLESBURY
- Born: Abt 1253, Samlesbury, Preston, Lancashire, England
- Died: After 1311
A document dated 3 Nov 1257 records the settlement of a claim by “Avina de Samelesbyri” against “Robert de Hampton and Margery his wife” relating to “a mill and...land...in Brihtmede”, under which Avina received the mill for life, reverting to “Robert and Margery, Cecilia and Elyzabeth younger sisters of Margery as heirs of the said Avina” records that Breightmet in 1302 was held by “Robert de Holland and John Deuias, the respective husbands of Elizabeth and Cecily”. Inquisitions held 5 Mar "4 Edw II", after the death of "Henry de Lacy Earl of Lincoln", record in Lancashire "Samlesbery...land held by Lady Cicely de Euyas and Lady Elizabeth de Holand". 1
In 1311, at the death of the Earl of Lincoln, Dame Cecily Deuyas and [her sister] Dame Elizabeth de Holand held a plough-land here in thegnage by the yearly service of 12s. 2
Elizabeth married Sir Robert DE HOLAND, Knt., son of Thurstan DE HOLAND and Unknown DE KELLET. (Robert DE HOLAND was born about 1253 in Upholland, Lancashire, England and died about 1304.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Earls of Kent (Holand).
2 British History Online, Townships: Samlesbury, citing A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 6.