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  • ID: I116036138
  • Name: William De THRELKELD
  • Given Name: William De
  • Surname: Threlkeld
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Feb 1347/1348 in Threlkeld, Cumberland, England
  • Death: 8 Dec 1408 in Threlkeld, Cumberlandshire, England
  • Note:
    Name: William De Threlkeld 1 2
    * Sex: M
    * ALIA: Sir William /De Threlkeld/
    * Title: Sir
    * Birth: in Of Threlkeld, Cumberland County, England 1 2
    * Reference Number: 4064
    * Note:
    [Mary Leitner.FTW]

    [Mary K. Leitner]

    From a Query Posted by David Threlkel to Cumberland County GenWeb:
    Threlkeld Name and Threlkeld Place:

    Posted by Eddie Wren
    on Sat, 24 Mar 2001, in response to

    CHRISTOPHER, posted by David E Threlkel on Sun, 24 Oct 1999


    Dear David (if you still visit this bulletin board!)

    I'm afraid I am unable to help you with your specific query but I am
    appending some information for you on the village from which your
    almost certainly originates.

    To the best of my knowledge there is only one place called Threlkeld
    anywhere in the Old World. It is, indeed, my own home village (though
    have now been sent 30 miles south, into the wilds of the former
    of Westmorland as a missionary... and at least they haven't eaten me
    yet! LOL)

    There were several theories about the meaning of the word Threlkeld
    the experts settled on the following:
    "The spring (Keld) of the Thralls [Thrall was a Feudal term for 'a
    bound in service to his Lord']. This is now accepted as the correct
    derivation of the name and, according to Bouch & Jones, indicates
    the Norse settlers [Vikings] brought bondsmen with them whom, it is
    probable, they 'set up in dependent outlying farmsteads'."

    St Kentigern visited Threlkeld in the year 553 A.D.

    The Barony of Greystoke, of which Threlkeld was a part, was created
    about 1120 A.D. by Henry I, being granted to Forne, son of Sigulf, a
    Yorkshireman. Millward & Robinson, however, state that Forni "was a
    descendant of the family that held the estate before 1066" and that
    was "a territorial continuity which may reflect the times of
    of the Iron Age Fort on Carrock Fell."

    In 1318 A.D., the 11th year of Edward II's reign [11 Ed.2.], "...John
    Derwentwater held this vill [Threlkeld] of the Lord of Graystock by
    homage and suit of court at Graystock; which seems to have been only
    way of trust in a settlement."

    In 30 Ed. 3. (1357) William de Threlkeld was the owner of this manor
    under the Graystocks [Greystokes] and in the same year was Sheriff of
    the County of Cumberland.

    In 13 Ric. 2. (1390) William de Threlkeld was Member of Parliament
    this county

    The actual Threlkeld family apparently moved to live on another of
    estates which, if memory serves me correctly, was at Melmerby, some
    20-25 miles east of Threlkeld, between Penrith and Alston.

    The Threlkelds, though, did have one very notable incident to their
    whilst still in their true home village, and that was this:

    In 1461 A.D., Sir Lancelot Threlkeld became guardian (and later,
    stepfather) of Henry, Lord Clifford, 'The Shepherd Earl', heir of the
    great house of Clifford. The boy's father, John, was the infamous
    Clifford' who had murdered the young Earl of Rutland after the Battle
    Wakefield in 1460 and was, himself, killed by a random arrow at the
    Battle of Towton in 1461, after which his son was entrusted to Sir
    Lancelot Threlkeld who hid the child on his estate in Cumberland
    disguised so effectively as a shepherd that the boy grew up unable to
    read or write. Meanwhile, at his inquest, 'Black Clifford' was
    for high treason, his peerage and his lands were declared forfeit.
    widow, Margaret, the daughter of Lord Vescy, married Sir Lancelot
    shortly afterwards but the young shepherd boy was kept completely
    oblivious of his true parentage and inheritance until he was 30 years
    old. Following the overthrow of the House of York, at Bosworth Field
    1485, Henry VII re

    Father: John THRELKELD b: 1328 in Threlkeld, Cumberlandshire, England

    Marriage 1 Margaret De La BOWES
      1. Has Children Henry THRELKELD b: Sep 1399 in Threlkeld, Cumberland, England

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