Richard de Singleton
- Born: Singleton, Lancashire, England
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: Bef 1212, Singleton, Lancashire, England 908
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 908
Richard, son of Ughtred,was called "Sir Richard" in the Plea Rolls. It appears from two Inquisitions preserved among the Escheats [37 Henry III no. 16, and 45 Henry III, No. 37], that Theobald Walter wrongfully ejected Richard son of Ughtred from his estate of Broughton. The said Richard died before 1212, when his son and heir, Alan de Singleton, was returned in the Survey made that years as holding the serjeantry of the wapentake of Blackburnshire in fee, and half a carucate of land in Singleton by serjeanty, as warden or master serjeant of the wapentake of Amounderness; one carucate in Broughton; two oxgangs (sic) in Billsborough, when he held jointly with John de Billsborough; and one carucate in Steyna. This Alan had two brothers, Richard de Thornton [Stainall, nos. 57,58] and Roger (de Cottam), who gave land in Cottam to Cockersand Abbey. This Allan de Singleton died before 16 Nov 1244, this being the date of the writ directed to the sheriff to make and inquiry respecting the lands, which Alan held in chief of the King at the time of his death. William de Singleton was found to be his son and heir.
~ The Chartulary of Cockersand, Vol. I, Part II, p. 263