John de Delves
(1270-After 1302)
Richard de Delves Esquire
(1295-After 1339)
Sir Henry de Delves Knight


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Sir Henry de Delves Knight

  • Born: 1320, Delves Hall, Staffordshire, England
  • Marriage: Katherine de Arderne in 1345 in Delves Hall, Staffordshire, England 713,721,779
  • Died: 31 Jul 1396, Delves Hall, Staffordshire, England at age 76 975

bullet  General Notes:

~George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol III, pg. 522, Sir Henry de Delves, brother and heir of Sir John obit, 19 Richard II (on Monday after the feast of St. James the Apostle. He was married to Katherine, daughter of Sir John de Arderne, widow of William de Chetilton and Ralph de Weternal. Ormerod shows Catherine as the mother of Sir Henry's son John, but notes that Collins says that his second wife, Margaret, daughter of William de Brereton is. 713

~A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies, p. 156 gives both wifes, but doesn't say which was the mother of John. 779

~Records of an Old Cheshire Family, p. 21, also gives borth wives, but says that Margaret was the mother of John. 975

bullet  Information about this person:

• Family Background. 806
Delves Hall, 31 Edward I, was the seat of John de Delves. His son, Richard, was constable of Heleigh castle. Richard had two sons, John and Henry. John was one of the four esquires who attended James, lord d'Audely at the battle of Poitiers, where they highly distinguished themslves. He died without issue 11 Richard II (1387), and was succeeded by his brother, Sir Henry, whose son and heir, Sir John Delves, 16 Richard II, was a knight in parliament for Sraffordshire county. From him descended Sir John Delves, who was in favor with King Henry VI, and was slain at the battle of Tewkesbury, 1471. His son was beheaded two days afterwards, by Edward IV. Sir Thomas Delves, the last male of the family was created baronet. His only daughter and heir, Elizabeth, married Sir Brian Broughton.

~A Survey of Staffordshire, pgs. 381-382

• Dates & Events. 975
Some of the earlier dates given in Records of an Old Cheshire Family, pp. 21-24:

"1358, Henry de Delves and Cahterine his wife, remit all rights in a third part of the manor of Hertwell, to Ralph Earl of Stafford and his heirs, for one hunred marks of silver.

"1394, Henry de Delves and his son John, covenant with Nicholas Scott and others for the amortisement of certain lands in the City of Chester, in favor of the Fraternity and Guild of Saint Anne, in the City of Chester.

"1394, John Bertrem and Hugo the Harper convey the Manor of Crakemersche in the Count of Stafford, to Margaret, widow of John, son of henry Delves, with the remained to John, the son of the aforementioned John."

Henry de Delves dies on Monday after the Feat of St. James the Apostle, 1396. His inquisition post mortem took place in the same year at Stafford.

Henry married Katherine de Arderne, daughter of Sir John de Arderne Knight and Ellen de Wasteneys, in 1345 in Delves Hall, Staffordshire, England 713,721.,779 (Katherine de Arderne was born in 1322 in Alvanley, Cheshire, England and died in 1354 in Delves Hall, Staffordshire, England.)

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