Robert de Eslington
unable to identify Robert Eslington.
Eslington was the villa and manor of the ancient family of the Eslingtons; of Alan de Eslington, 23 king Henry III of whom it was held by certain local services of the species of serjeantry of his son John de Eslington who had also the manor of Framlington as was found by an inquisition taken at the castle of Newcastle 49th of the same reign and by another taken at Rothbury 21 king Edward I of Robert de Eslington his son announced in the latter inquisition to be his heir and to be up wards of the age of twenty In the 14th of king Henry IV a mediety of it was possessed by Thomas de Heselrige son of William and brother of Donald de Heselrige ancestor of the Heselriges of Noseley in Leicestershire. (Mackenzie p. 27)
A C13 charter records a 'Johannes Eslingtone, miles' and this may be the same person 'John de Eslington' recorded as itinerant justice of Alexander III.
Biographical source include;
- Hodgson, J.C., 1910, 'On the medieval owners of Eslington' Archaeologia Aeliana (ser3) Vol. 6 p. 1-33 online copy
Mackenzie, Eneas, 1825, An Historical, Topographical, and Descriptive View of the County of Northumberland And of Those Parts of the County of Durham Situated North of the River Tyne, with Berwick Upon Tweed, and Brief Notices of Celebrated Places on the Scottish Border