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


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Jordan de Bayley

  • Born: Bef 1189, Aighton Bailey, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England
  • Marriage: Unknown

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 822
Jordon Bayley is mentioned in 35 Henry II and again in 28 Edward I (1260-1290).

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

• 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 mother's 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.

• Background Information. 755
About 1290 Henry de Wath and Margaret his wife granted to Walter son of Jordan de Bailey the land called the Stonyhurst which they had acquired from Thomas Loucoks of Stonyhurst [ Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 204] ; a fine of 1292 appears to be in confirmation of it. [Final Conc. i, 176] John son of Walter de Bailey made in I 323 an exchange of lands in Aighton with William de Winkley, [Towneley MS. DD, no. 644] and acquired other lands there in 1330 and later. [ De Banco R. 348, m. 194; 354, m. 82 d.; 355, m. 124] He, in 1349, obtained a moiety of the manor from William de Shireburne, and this was settled upon him and his male issue in 1361. [ Kuerden MSS. iii, A 3, no. 65'966. In the same year, as stated in the text, Sir Richard de Shireburne granted a moiety of the manor to Richard son of John son of Walter de Bailey, Jordan de Bailey chaplain and Ralph son of Robert de Bailey; ibid. no. 72] John son of Walter de Bailey was still living in 1370 and 1 371, [Add. MS. 32107, no. 888, 872] being probably the John de Bailey the elder who attested a deed in the latter year. [DD, no. 658.] He is said to have died in 1372. [Gerard, Stonyhurst Coll. 44. The seal of John de Bailey, 1365, bore an eagle displayed; Towneley MS. C 8, 13 (Chet. Lib.), 563]

~A History of the County of Lancaster, Vol. VII, pp. 1-20

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