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Edmund Wrightson 1550 of Eryholme
Information suppiled by Zed & Ilma Malunat
Ilma is a descendant of Prof. John Wrightson
1550, Eryholme Yorkshire
was a Plaintiff in an Exchequer Suit of 1590.
After his father's death he came into quite possession of what ever
remained of the original Eryholme property of the Homberston survey. Edmund was not branded with a stigma of the rebellion, he was
therefore determined to recover the Westfield property.
filed a Bill of Complaint in the old equity division of the Court of Exchequer
and described how by virtue of the Exchange of the property effected between Sir
Ninian Markenfield and his own great-grandfather, and that that parcel belonged
to the Wrightson's and not part of the forfeited Markenfield estate.
The defendants in the case were at first, Rowland Spence and Agnes, now
the widow of his Uncle Thomas. Spence
had died soon after the suit commenced; Agnes Wrightson was left to continue on
suit dragged on for about a year, but Edmund did not continue to retrieve the
property. After Agnes died the
property was finally given by Queen Elizabeth the first, to Thomas Calverley the
Chancellor of the County of Durham. So
the Wrightson's Eryholme property
passed out of the family.
Edmund was still an independent freehold landowner, having already given
portions to his children and left his widow provided for out of his landed
Marr: 1573, Eryholme Yorkshire