Some corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage: Volume 7: Lancaster

LANCASTER [County of]

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Volume 7, page 410 (as modified by volume 14):
His two daughters and coheirs [i.e. the daughters of Henry, Earl of Lancaster and Leicester (d. 1360/1)], between whom a partition was made 6 July 1361, were: (i) Maud, aged 22 in 1361. ... ... (ii) Blanche, aged 20 in 1361 [See Inq. p.m., vol. xi, no. 118 (pp. 96 and 105), but John of Gaunt's Register 1372-6, vol. 2, p. 70, says she was 24 when she died (in 1368), and was thus 16 in 1361.].

At the inquisitions taken after the death of their father, a range of ages were given for the two daughters. The ages given for Maud lie between 18 and 26, and those for Blanche between 16 and 21. The most precise indications of age are in the inquisitions for Derbyshire and Staffordshire, taken 4 and 6 May 1361, according to which Maud was 21 at the feast of St Ambrose last [4 April 1361], implying that she was born 4 April 1340, and Blanche was 19 at the feast of the Annunciation last [25 March 1361], implying that she was born 25 March 1342 [Calendar of inquisitions post mortem, vol. 11, no 118 (pp. 92-116)].

[This evidence was provided by Brad Verity in June 2004.
Item last updated: 26 August 2004.]