Henry Pierrepont

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Sir Henry Pierrepont of Holme Pierrepont († 1499 ) was an English knight .


Sir Henry Pierrepont was a son of Henry Pierrepont.

Henry Pierrepont served as sheriff in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire in 1468, 1471 and represented Nottinghamshire in 1483 as Knight of the Shire in the House of Commons . In the years 1470–73 and 1483 Sir Henry was appointed Justice of Peace with judicial tasks.

He was a devoted supporter of the House of York and fought at the Battle of Towton (1461), Barnet and Tewkesbury (1471) during the Wars of the Roses . His loyalty to the House of York was perhaps reinforced by his father's long-standing feud with the Plumpton family, supporters of the House of Lancaster, when his father was killed in a scuffle with the Plumptons in 1457.

As early as 1465 and again 1469–1471 Sir Henry received several rewards from the king for his faithful service in the fight against the House of Lancaster . Henry Pierrepont received on May 4, 1471 at Tewkesbury the accolade .

Sir Henry Pierrepont died in 1499.

Marriage and offspring

Sir Henry was married to Meryll Hastings.

The couple had no offspring.

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e f g Arthur Collins: The Peerage of England. Volume I, Part II, London 1756, p. 515.
  2. Douglas Richardson: Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. 2nd Edition. Douglas Richardson, 2011, ISBN 978-1-4610-4520-5 , p. 358.
  3. a b c d e f g h Towton Battlefield Society
  4. a b c d e Malcolm Mercer: The Medieval Gentry: Power, Leadership and Choice during the Wars of the Roses. A&C Black, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4411-9064-2 , pp. 94/95.
  5. a b c Richard III. Foundation ( Memento from January 22, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  6. ^ William A. Shaw: The Knights of England. Genealogical Publishing Com, 1971, ISBN 0-8063-0443-X , p. 14.