Richard de Lancaster

1420–1526 (Age 106)
Rainhill, Lancashire, England

The Life of Richard de

When Richard de Lancaster was born in 1420, in Rainhill, Lancashire, England, his father, Sir John Richard Rainhill de Lancaster, was 20 and his mother, Lady Margaret Bradshawe, was 30. He married Blanch Leigh in 1450, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1526, in his hometown, at the age of 106.

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Richard de Lancaster
Blanch Leigh
Marriage: 1450
Margaret Lancaster
Roger Lancaster
Margaret Lancaster
Thomas Lancaster
Margaret Lancaster

Spouse & Children

England, United Kingdom


Parents & Siblings

  • Sir John Richard Rainhill de Lancaster


  • Lady Margaret Bradshawe




World Events (1)

1455 · Wars of the Roses

Age 35

Wars of the Roses was a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England between the royal families House of Lancaster and the House of York. The name of the war was derived as the red rose was the symbol of the Lancastrians and the white rose was the symbol of the Yorks.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, named in Old English as ‘Roman fort on the Lune’, from the Lune river, on which it stands, + Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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