Walter Bayley
(Bef 1177-After 1261)
Jordan de Bayley
(Bef 1189-)
Walter Bayley


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Walter Bayley

  • Born: Aighton Bailey, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England
  • Marriage: Unknown

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 822
Walter Bayley obtained, in 20 or 21 Edward I, from Henry of Wath and Margaret his wife, a gift of land of the Stanihurst in the township of Aighton. Walter who ia alive at least by 12 Edward II, was married to a woman named Matilda.

~Stonyhurst College, Its Life Beyond the Seas, 1592-1794, pp. 43-44

• Background Information. 825
John, son of Walter de Bayley, and great grandson of Otto de Mitton. John lived until 45 Edward III. His son was Richard de Bailey who married Margaret, daughter and coheiress of Sir Richard Sherburne, and Richard de Bailey took the surname of Sherburne.

~The Coucher Book or the Chartulary of Whalley Abbey, Vol. III, p. 681

• Web Reference: The family de Mitton.
Stonyhurst in Aighton was part of the original manor granted to Ralph the Red by Robert de Lacy in the Nov. 23, 1102 charter. Stonyhurst descended through Richard Bailey's grandfather, John, who received it by deed from his cousins Emma and Cecily Mitton in 1362. The Baileys were all descendants of Otto de Mitton, the grandson of Ralph the Red. Otto received the manor of Bailey from his older brother Hugh, then Lord of Mitton manor, around 1200. Otto de Mitton took the name de Bailey to differentiate his own sub-feuded manor. The de Bailey surname lasted until the death of his great, great, grandson Richard Bailey in 1388. That Richard Bailey was the founding father of the Shireburnes of Stonyhurst through his son only Richard Shireburne who took his mothers surname.

"A History of the Parish of Mitton in the West Riding of Yorkshire" by Frederick George Ackerley, 1947

"Otto's grandson, Jordan de Bailey, had a son Walter who was living in 1292 to 1323. His son John, who died in 1271, left a son Richard. This Richard de Bailey married Margaret Sherburne and assumed the surname of his wife. From this pair descended the Sherburne's of Stoneyhurst, who played a prominent part in the subsequent history of Mitton until the male line became extinct in the year 1717 (Sir Nicolas Sherburne's death). Thus the later Sherburnes were directly descended from the original grantee of the Manor, Ralph the Red.

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