Harington knot


Sable, a fret argent

Granted to John Harington of Kelston based on the descent of his father Alexander Harington from Sir John Harrington of Brierley, Yorkshire, brother to The Lord Harrington. The border indicates that he had not inherited the feudal estates of his ancestor.

The arms Sable, a fret argent were originally granted to John Harington (1281–1347), 1st Baron Harington. (Burke’s General armory 1884, p.459) He was born in Farleton, Melling, the son of Lord Robert de Haverington, of Harington and his wife Agnes de Cansfield of Aldingham. He was knighted in 22 May 1306 and was summoned to military service in October 1309 when he accompanied Edward, Prince of Wales on a trip to Scotland. He was was summoned to the English Parliament in 1324. He held the manors of Aldingham, Thurnham, and Ulverston in Lancashire and Witherslack and Hutton Roof in Westmorland, with further estates in Austwick and Harington in Cumberland.

C.Mosley, (1999) “Burke’s Peerage & Baronetage“, 106th Edition
F. L. Weis, (1999) “Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists“, 7th Edition, Pages 34-31.

This barony was inherited through the female line by Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk, 3rd Marquess of Dorset, KG (17 January 1517 – 23 February 1554), the father of Lady Jane Grey, and was forfeited after he was convicted for high treason and beheaded on 23 February 1554.

The arms Sable, a fret argent were granted to Baron Harington of Exton created 1603, extinct 1614, and are now held by the descendants of his younger brother Sir James Harington of Ridlington in the county of Rutland.

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