Gilbert de Culcheth
- Born: Culcheth, Warrington, Cheshire, England
- Marriage: Cecily de Lathom 826,931,1039
- Died: 1246, Lancashire, England 745
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 745
Gilbert de Culcheth, who held the manor of William le Boteler, was killed by unknown malefactors in 1246, leaving four infant daughters and his co-heirs. They were married to the four sons of Hugh de Hindley, and divided the manor of Culcheth between them. Margery married Richard de Culcheth, Elizabeth married Adam de Peasfurlong, Ellen married Robert de Risley and Joan married Thomas de Holcroft.
~The book of the Radclyffes, page 17
• Background Information. 826
In 1212 Hugh son of Gilbert held the manor of Culchet, by knight's service, of William le Boteler, as four plough-lands paying 4 marks a year. A certain Reynold had held it of Pain de Vilers, and as nothing is said as to the origin of his tenure, he may have been in possession when the Warrington fee was granted to Pain. (fn. 7)
Gilbert de Culcheth, probably a son or grandson of Hugh son of Gilbert, held the manor in 1242. He was killed in 1246 by unknown malefactors, and the township was fined because it made no pursuit. As Gilbert de Culcheth is named as defendant in the same roll, he must have been killed in or just before 1246. His widow, Dame Cecily de Layton, in 1275 at Thornton in the Fylde demised to Richard de Culcheth, her son-in-law, her dower in the mill at Culcheth, and granted that her tenants should grind there as in Gilbert de Culcheth's life.
Gilbert de Culcheth left four infant daughters as co-heirs, Margery, Elizabeth, Ellen, and Joan, who became wards of the lord of Warrington; and in course of time William le Boteler granted their marriage to Hugh de Hindley. Hugh married them to his own four sons, and Culcheth was divided among them, its four quarters becoming the manors of Richard de Hindley, who took the name of Culcheth; Adam, called de Peasfurlong, and later de Hindley; Robert, called de Risley; and Thomas, called de Holcroft.
To Elizabeth, the second daughter of Gilbert de Culcheth, was assigned Peasfurlong. By her husband, Adam de Peasfurlong, she had two daughters, Margery and Beatrice, the former of whom carried this quarter of Culcheth to her husband, William son of Richard de Radcliffe of Radcliffe.
~A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4, pp. 156-166
• Background Information. 1039
From "Culcheth of Culcheth, County Lancaster," by J. Paul Rylands: Henry de Culchit with Alan de Rixton and Simon de Bedford gave pledges to stand their trial for the murder of G. de Spondum, A.D. 1200 [Rot de Oblatis 98] Henry's son was Gilbert de Culchit, of Lancaster, Military Tenant of Sir Wm. Botiller, Baron of Warrington was was dead in 1275. His four daughters were married to the four sons of Hugh de Hindley. Gilbert married Lady Ceclia de Lathm, and it was from this marriage that the Culchethe, Risley and Holycroft families adopted the eagle and child as their arms.
~The Risley Family, pp. 18-19
Gilbert married Cecily de Lathom 826,931.,1039 (Cecily de Lathom was born in Lathom, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England and died after 1275 in Lancashire, England 826,931.)