Sir Andrew Markenfield
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• Family Background. 1060
The first person of the name Markenfield found in records was Simón de Markenfield, whose son Roger held one carucate of land in Monketon, of Henry de Hamerton, 29 Edward I. Edward I, in the thirty-third year of his reign, granted to Roger and his brother John free warren in all their demesne lands in Markenfield, Yorkshire. Roger was married to Maud, who gave the monks of Fountains one acre of land, after the death of Roger.
Roger's heir was William, whose heir was Sir John de Markenfield, who was returned as lord of the manors of Markington and Erryholme in Richmondshire, and a moiety of the manor of Brotherton. On 3 Edward II, Sir John received the fourth part of one mill, which Isabel de Studley held in Grantley. William de Clotherham and others witnessed this deed. The son of Sir John de Markenfield was Sir Andrew, who, in his father's lifetime, possessed the manor of Scruton in Richmondshire, 9 Edward II.
Sir Andrew's heir was Sir Thomas Markenfield, knight, who by the daughter and heir of Minott, had issue Sir Thomas. This Sir Thomas de Markenfield, knight, lord of Markenfield, Eryholme, Scruton, etc., was living during the 43rd year of the reign of Edward III. He married Dionisia, the widow of Sir Henry Soothill of Soothill, near Wakefield. The children of Sir Thomas Markenfield and Dionisia were Sir John, who succeeded brothers Thomas, Robert and Peter, all who died without issue. Their daughters, Joan, married Sir Roger Ward, and Elizabeth married William Calverley of Calverley, Esquire. (1429)
~"Markenfield Family", from the Journal of the British Archeaeological Association, 1864, pp. 285-288