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From: "Chris Phillips" <>
Subject: CP correction: Heron
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 11:27:26 -0000
I have placed some draft corrections to the Complete Peerage article on
These are the outcome of several months' discussion with Tony Ingham and
I should make it clear that it was Tony who came up with the corrected
genealogical scheme, and most of the supporting evidence from primary
sources, and Rosie provided further evidence and discussion. I have tried to
supplement the evidence from London sources as far as possible.
The main genealogical correction concerns the ancestry of John Heron (killed
1461), who married Elizabeth, daughter and heir of William Heron (d. 1425)
(Sir William being the son of William (d. 1400), the son of Roger (d. by
1400), the eldest son of William (d. 1379)).
John was certainly the son of William Heron (killed 1427/8). CP identifies
this William as a son of William, the second son of William Heron (d. 1379).
But the evidence shows that he was in fact the son of John Heron (d. 1408),
who was in all probability the son of John, the third son of William (d.
1379). (Just possibly John (d. 1408) was identical with William's son John,
although this seems chronologically unlikely.)
Comments, criticisms and corrections will be welcomed.