Sir Thomas Lathom
- Born: 1300/1301, Lathom, Lancashire, England 141,529
- Marriage: Alianore de Ferrers before 21 May 1329 in England 141,160,529,529,863
- Died: 17 Sep 1370, Lancashire, England at age 70 141,529
- Buried: 1370, Burscough Priory, Burscough, Lancashire, England 773
~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 57:32, Sir Thomas de Lathom of Lathom and Knowsley, Lancaster, son of sir Robert de Latham and Katherine, daughter of Thomas de Knowsley. Sir Thomas Lathom married Eleanor de Ferrers, before 21 May 1329. 160
~Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants, Vol. II, p. 100, married to Allianore de Ferrers, befor 21 May 1329, died 17 Sep 1370, son of Sir Robert de Latham and Katherine de Knowsley. They were the parents of Sir Thomas de Lathom, Knight, married to Joan Venables of Kinderton. 529
~Abstracts of Inquisitions post Mortem , p. 20, Thomas de Lathom married Eleanor, duahgter of Sir John de Ferrers.
~Cockayne's Complete Peerage, (Ferrers), Vol. V, chart between pp. 320-321, Sir Thomas Lathum married Alianore de Ferričres. He was twenty-four in 1325. 141
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 824
Thomas de Lathom, succeeded his father 18 Edward II. He married Eleanor, daughter of Sir John le Ferrers, and they had at least two sons, Sir Thomas and Edward, a quo Lathom of Parbold. Thomas Lathom, bore in the roll of arms, 1337, or, on a chief indentedazure, three bezants. He died 44 Edward II (1370), and was succeeded by his son, Sir Thomas de Lathom.
~The Courcher Book, Or Chartulary, of Whalley Abbey, Vol. II, p. 552
• Background Information. 863
Thomas de Lathom, son and heir Sir Robert, did homage in 18 Edward II, to the king as Lord of West Derby, on his succession to Lathom, and occurs in numerous rolls of summons and royal charters from that period to 1370, when he died. He left a son, Thomas, by his wife Eleanor, Daugher of Sir John de Ferrers, as by Inquisition Post Mortem.
~Parentalia, Genealogical Memoirs, p. 68
• Background Information. 920
Thomas at once entered into public life and the fulfilment of the duties imposed upon him by his position in the county [Dods. MSS. cxxxi, 33b.]. He had already (1322) been appointed a commissioner of array for Lancashire and in 1324 was one of the knights of the shire attending Parliament; in the following year he was appointed a conservator of the peace, and shortly afterwards again nominated a commissioner of array [Palgrave, Parl. Writs, ii, 1078]. In 1339 he obtained a charter of free warren in his demesne lands of Lathom and elsewhere [Cal. Pat. R. 1338'9640, 396]. In 1340 he was a commissioner for the taxation of the ninth of sheaves, &c. [Ibid. 1340'963, p. 27] and was frequently engaged in levying forces in the county to repulse the inroads of the Scots in the reign of Edward III [R. Scot. i, 282, &c]. He was one of the knight bannerets with the king in the French expedition of 1344 to 1347, his retinue being a knight, eight esquires, and twenty-three archers [Staff. Hist. Coll. xviii, pt. 2, passim, p.35]. The extent of the county made in 1346 records that he held the manor of Lathom [Ancient MS. copy in possession of W. Farrer, fol. 17.], and in the inquest taken after the death of Henry, duke of Lancaster (1361), it was found that he held of him a knight's fee in Knowsley, Tarbock, and Huyton [Inq. p.m. 35 Edw. III, pt. i, n. 122]. There are but scanty records of his management of his estates. He married Eleanor, daughter of Sir John de Ferrars, knight, by whom he had two sons. By his will (1369) he desired to be buried in the priory church of Burscough [Scarisbrick D. (in Trans. Hist. Soc. New Ser. xiii), n. 102].
~VCH A History of the County of Lancaster, Vol. III, 247-258
Thomas married Alianore de Ferrers, daughter of Sir John de Ferrers Knight & Baron Ferrers of Chartley and Hawise de Muscegros, before 21 May 1329 in England 141,160,526,529.,863 (Alianore de Ferrers was born about 1310 in Chartley, Staffordshire, England.)