'Pilkington01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Pilkington of Bradley, Pilkington of Pilkington, Pilkington of Rivington, Pilkington of Sowerby

                               
Wotton started his article on this family with reference to a Leonard Pilkington of Pilkington Tower (a temp Henry I who r. 1100-1135) who has been identified as the progenitor of several families who took the name Pilkington. We have seen reference also to a Leonard or Alexander who was alive temp Henry II (who r. 1154-1189) who may or may not have been the same person. VCH (Lancashire) mentions that "The first of the local family known is Alexander de Pilkington, who appears about 1200". We provisionally start with ...
Leonard de Pilkington, Lancashire presumed father or grandfather of ...
1. Alexander de Pilkington of Pilkington (a 1200, 1231) probably father of ...
  A. Roger de Pilkington of Pilkington (a 1242) probably father of ...
  i. Alexander de Pilkington of Pilkington (a 1282)
  m. Alice de Chetham (sister/coheir of Sir Geoffrey de Chetham of Chetham & Crompton)
  a. Sir Roger de Pilkington of Pilkington (a 1291, d c1322)
  (1) Roger de Pilkington of Pilkington (d c1347)
  m. Alice de Bury (sister./heir of Henry de Bury of Bury)
  (A) Sir Roger de Pilkington of Pilkington (d 1407)
(i) Sir John de Pilkington of Pilkington (d 16.02.1420/1)
  m. (before 26.08.1383) Margaret de Verdon (dau/heir of Sir John de Verdon, widow of Hugh de Bradshagh)
  (a) Sir John Pilkington of Pilkington (b c1397, dsp 1451)
(b) Edmund Pilkington of Stagenhoe, Hertfordshire (a 1438)
  ((1)) Sir Thomas Pilkington of Pilkington & Bury, Sheriff of Lancashire (a 1487)
  Thomas supported Richard II and had various lands confiscated by Henry VII.
  ((A)) Roger Pilkington of Brisingham & Clipston, 'of Pilkington'
  ((i)) Margaret Pilkington probably of this generation
  m. Thomas Pudsey
  ((ii)) daughter probably of this generation
  m. Edward Saltmarshe of Saltmarshe (b 1485, d 1548)
  ((iii)) Jane Pilkington possibly of this family, of this generation
  m. John Danyell of Daresbury
  ((iv))+ 3 other daughters
((2)) Elizabeth Pilkington probably of this generation
  m. Sir William Harrington of Wolfage (d 12.08.1487)
  ((3)) Margaret Pilkington possibly of this family, of this generation
  m. Nicholas Tempest of Bracewell
  The following connection was kindly provided by a site visitor (OWC, 26.11.08).
  (c) Robert Pilkington of Sowerby & Chevet Hall in Wakefield, Yorkshire
  ((1)) Sir John Pilkington of Wakefield & Sowerby, Sheriff of Lancashire (d 09.12.1479)
m. (1462) Jane Balderston (d 1497-8, dau of William Balderston by Margaret Stanley)
  ((A)) Edward Pilkington (dsp)
  p. Elizabeth Lever of Darcy Lever
  ((B)) Robert Pilkington of Chevet Hall in Wakefield
m1. Alice Burell (dau of James Burell)
  m2. Alice Bernard (dau/heir of William Bernard of Knaresborough)
  ((i)) Arthur Pilkington of Bradley Abbey
  ((a)) Thomas Pilkington of Stanley & Nether Bradley (d 1565-6, Bowbearer to Queen Elizabeth)
  m. Barbara Rereseby (dau of Lionel Reresby of Thribergh)
  ((b)) Johanna Pilkington probably of this generation
  m. Roger Beaumont (dvp c1518)
((c)) Elizabeth Pilkington probably of this generation
  m. Christopher Mirfield of Tong Hall (d 1557)
  ((d)) Ann Pilkington probably of this generation
  m. Robert Nettleton (a 1544)
  ((ii)) Christina Pilkington possibly of this family, of this generation
  m. Richard Radclyffe of Todmorden (d 13.06.1502)
  (e) Margaret Pilkington thought to be of this family, of this generation
  m1. Nicholas Griffin
  m2. Sir Thomas Savile of Thornhill
  (f) Elizabeth Pilkington thought to be of this family, of this generation
  m. Sir William Atherton of Atherton (b c1384)
  (ii) Lora de Pilkington possibly of this family, of this generation
  m. (1398) Lawrence de Standish of Standish (d 1432)
  (2) William de Pilkington
  Identified by 'The History of Lancashire' (vol II, 1825, by J. Corry) as of this generation was ...
  b. Richard de Pilkington of Rivington - continued below
  m1. (mcrt 25.11.1288) Ellen de Anderton (dau of William de Anderton of Anderton)
  m2. (1308) Joan (relict of Adam de Pennington)
  c. John de Pilkington brother of Richard
  m. (mcrt 25.11.1288) Marjory de Anderton (dau of William de Anderton of Anderton)

 

 

Richard de Pilkington of Rivington - continued above
m1. (mcrt 25.11.1288) Ellen de Anderton (dau of William de Anderton of Anderton)
1. Robert de Pilkington of Rivington
  A. Richard de Pilkington of Rivington
  m. Joan de Heaton (dau of John de Heaton)
  i. Robert de Pilkington of Rivington (d c1403)
  m1/p. Alice de Hutton (dau of Adam de Hutton)
  m2/1. (div 1379) Alice de Astley
  m3/2. (11.1382) Katherine de Ainsworth (dau of John de Ainsworth)
  a. Alexander Pilkington of Rivington
  m. Katherine Crook (dau of Richard Crook of Whittle)
  (1) Ralph Pilkington of Rivington
  m1. (div 1432) Margery Lever (dau of William de Lever)
  m2. Margaret Ambrose (sister of William Ambrose)
  (A) Robert Pilkington of Rivington (b c1450, d 09.1508)
  m. Joan Tylde (dau of Thomas Tylde)
  (i) Richard Pilkington of Rivington (b 1486, d 20.05.1551)
  Visitation (Durham, 1575, Pilkington (Bishop of Durham)) starts with Richard and, apart from naming & ordering the other sons, shows the family of James and identifies Richard's wife as Alice, sister of Roger Hassall of Charnocke Heathe. However, OWC, supported by various other sources (including 'The History of Lancashire' (vol II, 1825, by J. Corry) which identifes her father as Laurence Asshaw of the Hall on the Hill in Heath Charnock), name her ...
  m. (1504) Alice Ashaw (dau of Lawrence Ashaw of Heaton & Shaw)
(a) George Pilkington of Rivington Hall (d 1596, 2nd son)
  m. Anne Sharkely
  ((1)) Robert Pilkington of Rivington Hall (dsp 17.11.1605)
  m. Catherine
  ((2))+ other issue - James, Catherine, Alice
(b) James Pilkington, Bishop of Durham (b 1520, d 01.1576) dates from Wikipedia
  m. (1560) Alice Kingsmill (dau of Sir John Kingsmill of Sydmonton Court)
  Some sources claim that Bishop James had a son, James of Sharples (ancestor of the Pilkingtons of Horwick), but Visitation (supported by Wikipedia) shows just 2 daughters. 'The History of Lancashire' (mentioned above) suggests that James of Sharples was a descendant of the parents of Bishop James but BLG1952 (Pilkington of Windle Hall), which starts with that James of Sharples, identifies him only as "a collateral of Thomas Pilkington, Bowbearer to Queen Elizabeth" (see above & top of Pilkington02).
  ((1)) Deborah Pilkington
  m1. Walter Dunch of Adebery (Avebury)
  m2. Sir James Mervin
  ((2)) Ruth Pilkington
  m. Sir Henry Harington, sometime of Baltinglass (d 1613)
  (c) Leonard Pilkington of Rivington (d 1599, 5th son)
  ((1)) Grace Pilkington (d 23.11.1633)
  m. Robert Hutton (a 1621, prebendary of Durham)
  (d) John Pilkington of Dalton (d 1604, Archdeacon of Durham)
  ((1))+ issue - John of Dalton (dsp 1608), Thomas, Noah
  (e)+ other issue - Charles (dsp), Francis of Millington, son, 5 daughters
  (ii) Elizabeth Pilkington
  (B) William Pilkington
  b. Richard Pilkington
  (1) Henry Pilkington
  c.+ other issue - Sir Roger, William, Robert, Roger, John, Ewen
  B.+ other issue - John, William
2. Adam de Pilkington
m2. (1308) Joan (relict of Adam de Pennington)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : VCH (Lancashire, vol 5, Pilkington) with input as reported above
(2) For lower section : information kindly provided by a site visitor (OWC, 26.11.08) with support as reported above
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