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Sir Robert Banastre
(Abt 1242-1289/93)
Alice Woodcock
(Abt 1250-)
Sir William le Boteler Knight, Lord of Warrington
(Abt 1228-Abt 1303)
Dionysia de Lostock
(Abt 1235-)
James Banastre
(Abt 1266-After 1289)
Elena Boteler
(-After 1289)
Alesia Banastre
(Abt 1252-1320/4)


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Sir John de Langton

Alesia Banastre

  • Born: Abt 1252, Hindley, Lancashire, England
  • Marriage: Sir John de Langton before 1296 in Lancashire, England
  • Died: 1320-1324, Lancashire, England about age 68 756

bullet   Another name for Alesia was Alice Banastre.

bullet  General Notes:

~Ormerod's History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, vol. II, p. 574, Banastre, Lee & Hoghton, of Molynton Pedigree, p. 574-575, daughter of James Banastre and Elen le Boteler. She was under age and in ward of Sir John le Byron, who contracted her to marry is son John, who evidently died your, for Edmund, earl of Lancaster, gave her wardship and marriage to John de Langeton, son of Robert, lord of West-Langton, Leicester. 713

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Background Information. 756,762
Alice Banastre married John de Langton, and was the granddaughter and heiress of Robert Banastre, the last baron of his name. With her came the three chevrons in the Banastre arms to be added to the Langton arms, the the Lancashire property and the Barony of Newton, otherwise called the fee of Makerfield.

~Memorials of the Family of Langton of Kilkenny, p. 62

• Background Information. 714
Alice, grand-daughter of Robert Banastre, Baron of Newton-in-Markerfeld, and Lord of Walton-in-le-Dale. She had previously been contracted to John, son and heir of Sir John le Byron, to whom she was in war, 20 Edward I (1292), being then under age. John Byron must have died young as his brother, Richard, succeeded to the inheritance. The grant of her wardship and marriage, by Edmund, Earl of Lancaster, to John de Lanton, not much later than 1293, as Edmund died in 1296. Alice was alive in 33 Edward I (1304), but died before 1324/25.

~Lancashire Inquisitions, p. 95

Grant of the wardship and marriage of Alice Banastre to John de Langeton from Dodsworth's M.S. in Bodleian Library, vol. cxxix, fo. 17. Printed in Mr. Hill's History of Langton, p. 18.

~Lancashire Inquisitions, p. 97

• Background Information. 823
Alice, who married John de Langton, son of Robert de Langeton of West Langton in Leicester, and brother of the Bishop of Cichester of that name, who was Chancellor in the reigns of Edward II and Edward II. She died after 3 Edward II, and left a son named Robert de Langton, Baron of Newton.

~The Coucher Book, Or Chatulary of Whalley Abbey, Vol. I, p. 115

• Background Information. 185
An ancient pedigree of this family is preserved in a petition of the Rolls of Parliament. It beings with Robert de Banastre, who came with William the Conquer. He held Prestaty, one of the hundreds of Flintshire, under Robert de Ruelent. Robert de Banastre's son was also named Robert. This second Robert removed with all his people from the area in Wales and settled in Lancashire, where they are found holding extensive possession under the Earls of Chester. The younger Robert left son, Richard, Warin and Thurstan. Warin Banastre was Baron of Newton during the reign of King John, of England. His brother Thurstan, or Thurstan's son Robert, succeeded him as the Baron of Newton when he died. Robert's granddaughter and heir, Alice Banastre, carried the barony to the Langtons.

~The Battle Abbey Roll, Vol. I., p. 124

Alesia married Sir John de Langton, son of Robert de Langton Lord of West Langeton and Unknown, before 1296 in Lancashire, England. (Sir John de Langton was born in Leicestershire, England and died After 1332-Bef 1335 in Leicestershire, England 712,756.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

John and Alice married prior to 1296, as is proved by the inquisition of the death of Edmund earl of Lancaster, under whom John and Alice were found to hold a fee in this country.
~ Visitation of Lancashire, Part I, p. 22 756


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