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Personal data Nicholas Gerlington 

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Ancestors (and descendant) of Nicholas Gerlington

Nicholas Girlington
± 1530-< 1597
Dorothy Mennell
< 1542-????
William Babthorpe
± 1529-1581
Frances Dawnay
± 1540-????

Nicholas Gerlington
< 1593-< 1627

(1) ± 1610

Household of Nicholas Gerlington

(1) He is married to Jane Christiana Lambert.

They got married about 1610 at Thurland Castle, Tunstall, Lancashire, England.Source 7


  1. Nicholas Girlington  ± 1611-????
  2. Josias Gerlington  < 1612-????
  3. John Girlington  1613-1645 
  4. Christiana Gerlington  ± 1614-????

(2) He is married to Elizabeth Hoghton.

They got marriedSource 3

Notes about Nicholas Gerlington

[Doc Johnson]

Nicholas Girlington was the son of Sir John Girlington and Christianna Babthorpe. He was twenty years of age at the time of his father's death in 1613 in the 9th year of James I. He married 1st, Jane, the daughter of Josias Lambert of Calton. He married 2nd, Elizabeth Hoghton, daughter of Sir Richard Hoghton of Hoghton Tower, Lancashire, England. The Hoghtons/Houghtons remained close friends of Sir John Girlington, and sided with Sir John as Loyalists.

Nicholas recorded a pedigree as "of Thurland" with Richard St. George of the College of Arms during the visitaion of 1612/1613. His coat of arms was shown quartered with de Montfort, Burgh and Acclom and may be found in Harlein MSS #1437 where St. George wrote "These coats are to be serched whether they be trow or no".

(Note: This is a standard statement at the time of visitations. The pedigree and coat of arms are given to the Norroy while he is making his physical visitation. He then makes note as to whether he has to re-certify the coat of arms, that is determine if they are accurate as given or not, by doing a physical search and comparison when he returned to the College of Arms. The quartering of the coat of arms of this generation is due to this Girlington line having married in prior generations the female heiress of specific lines where she had hereditary claim to the mentioned familes' coats of arms, i.e. from the Elizabeth Caterycke marrige, the Burgh line; from the Montfort marriage, the Montfort and Accolm lines. As such, the quartering also had to be researched by the Norroy to verify the family had the hereditary right to show the quartering. Once the research had been completed, the Norroy would then enter the confirmed coat of arms at the College of Arms.)

Nicholas purchased the manor of Arnforth from George Pudsey on 6 Sep. 1625, the first year of Charles I. Nicholas died two years later. This Geroge Pudsey was a cousin, having decended from the Faith Girlington - George Pudsey marriage three genrations earlier.

Nicholas was referred to as Nicholas Girlington of Hackforth prior to his marriage and then as Nicholas Girlington of Calton after his marriage to Jane Lambert (based on the lands he acquired in his wife's dower). After the family moved to Thurland about 1605, he was alternately referred to as both Nicholas Girlington of Arnforth (after he purchased that manor) and as Nicholas Girlington of Thurland (after he inherited the Thurland estate). The later two references alternated in parish records, so it seems both titles were considered of import at the time.

Nicholas was among multiple noblemen and gentlemen to accompany King James I to Houghton for a Masque.

Lancashire Inquisition post mortem Michaelmas 1630 - Nicholas Girlington

Hackforth, in the parish of Hornby, wapentake of Hang East, and liberties of St. Peter's and Richmondshire; 1¼ miles ESE. of Hornby, 4 miles NNW. of Bedale. Located in the North Riding of Yorkshire.

Calton, in the parish of Kirkby Malhamdale (Kirkby Malham - old style), east-division of Staincliffe, liberty of Clifford's-Fee; 7 miles NW. of Skipton, 8¾ from Settle, 12 from Kettlewell. Pop. 76. Located in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Arnford, a single house in the township of Hellifield, and parish of Long Preston, liberty of Staincliffe; 6½ miles SSW. of Settle. (West Riding)

Armthorpe, a parish-town, in the lower-division of Strafforth and Tickhill; 4 miles NE. of Doncaster, 7½ from Bawtry and Thorne, 40 from York. (West Riding)

(Based on the way town names morphed over the centuries, the manor of Arnforth could have been in either of the two towns mentioned above)

Thurland Castle lies less than a mile almost due south of Tunstall. However, today, it actually lies within the township boundaries of Cantsfield.

Tunstall, parish and township, N. Lancashire, near the confluence of the Lune and the Greta, 3 miles S. of Kirkby Lonsdale - parish, 9360 acres ; township, 1076 acres

Cantsfield, a township in Tunstall parish, Lancashire; near the river Greta, 4½ miles SE of Kirkby Lonsdale. It has a post office under Burton-in-Kendal. Acres, 1,221. Cantsfield Hall was the seat of the Tathams



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