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From: Eddie Bennett< >
Subject: Re: DACRE
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 09:14:50 -0000
It might be a good time to re-post the DACRE extracts from 'A History
of the Highmoors of Cumberland' by H W Rhodes (unpublished paper).
"During the Wars of the Roses 1455 to 1485 the border lands and its
people were staunch Lancastrians under their Percy, Dacre and Clifford
"In truth the Percies, the Dacres, and the Cliffords were 'lords of the
hearts of the North countrymen".
"It is known for instance that Adam Blencow . . . held Blencow after
1300, and that he was able to do so with prize money he earned as
standard bearer to the Baron Dacre of Greystoke in the French Wars . ."
In 1531, refers to " a dispute between the Dacres and the Wartons as to
who should be the Lord Warden . .".
"John Legh was an important local figure. He was a Dacre client holding
land at Frizington, a Dacre enclave in Percy territory . . ." (1535).
1421. Refers to the Manor off Blackhale in the parish of St Cuthbert,
Carlisle. "In 1483 the Manor became the property of the Lord Dacre of
"1428. Robert de Heghmore senior summoned . . . to hear evidence . .
. in a case concerning the Dacres, Stapletons of Eden Hall, and
Margaret Bowen concernig the manors of Blackale, Bochardby, and
"1433. Four Commissioners (the Bishop of Carlisle, Thomas de Dacre of
gilsland, William Legh Chivalier, and William Laton armiger . . .
appointed by Henry VI to list the names of the Gentry of the County of
"1482. Alexander (Highmoor) sells the manor of Westlevyngton to
Nicholas Aglionby. In 1490/91 it passed to Thomas Lord Dacre."
"During Henry VIIIs time the Harby Brow family sold property to the
Dacres. The reason for this is not known, but it was most probably to
raise money to pay for the extensions to Harby Brow".
NB: Harby Brow near is the Highmore's pele tower, built in 1465 to
defend against the marauding Scots. It is situated on the old Roman
road from Cockermouth to Carlisle, near Aspatria and Wigtown. It is
Hemel Hempstead, Herts, UK
Researching BENNETT & FINCH in Middlesex/London (Chelsea & Bethnal
Green), VAUGHAN in South Wales, Co Cork & USA, HIGHMORE in Cumberland,
Dorset, Somerset & anywhere.