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[HEVE441] Wulfric de Withington m. ? . [HEVE451] William de Withington m. ? . . [HEVE461] Matthew I de Heverseche m. [MEYN462] Emma de Meynill . . . [HEVE472] Matilda de Heverseche m. [GOWS481] Walter de Goushill
[HEVE441] Wulfric de Withington, in Salford Hundred [latterly in Lancs].
[HEVE451] William of Withington (born c.1160), of Salford Hundred. He married ([c.1180]) Matilda Musard of Richmond (Yorkshire).
[HEVE461] Matthew I de Hathersage (born at Hathersage, [c.1180]), married ([c.1198]) [MEYN462] Emma ([born c.1180], daughter of Robert, see MEYNILL), and her dowry possibly included Hathersage Manor. Matthew eventually held at least twenty lordships. He died c.1218.
[HEVE472] Matilda ([born c.1200], daughter of Matthew I, and coheiress of [presumably] Matthew II) married [GOWS481] Walter (see GOWSELL), by which Walter eventually acquired half of the extensive lands previously held by Matthew de Hathersage, Matilda's sister Cecilia taking the remaining half with her to the Longford family.
[HEVE471] Sir Matthew II de Hathersage (son of Matthew I), married Annora (daughter of Philip Marc (Castellan of Nottingham).
Some time in the 13th century, Robert Grelley, Lord of Manchester Manor, granted "free warren" in Withington to Matthew [presumably Matthew II] in exchange for one knight's fee. In 1248, Matthew II as Lord of the Manor of Hathersage was granted "free warren".
Free warren was the right in perpetuity, to convey away his lands and yet retain to himself and his heirs the right of sport to themselves over those lands.
Sir Matthew died without issue (1259).