Thomas de Multon, 1st Baron Multon of Gilsland

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Lord Thomas de Moulton (21 February 1276 – 1313) was the first Baron Multon of Gilsland. [1]

Baron Multon of Gilsland was a title in the Peerage of England. It was created when on 26 August 1307 Thomas de Multon was summoned to parliament. At his death, his daughter Margaret inherited the title; she married Ralph Dacre, who was summoned to parliament as Baron Dacre and not as Baron Multon in 1321. If the Multon barony was extant thereafter, it can be supposed to have descended with the new Dacre one.

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He died on 26 November 1313 leaving an only daughter and heiress, Margaret, who inherited the title and estates and was later nicknamed the "Flower of Gillesland". She married Ranulph (Ralph) de Dacre, whom she married because she found him chivalrous. Her father originally opposed the match, but relented when he discovered that the Dacre family was equal to his own in wealth and power, according to the Moulton Annals. Ranulph was later summoned to Parliament as Lord Dacre in 1321. The Multon title and estates were inherited by the Dacre family after Margaret's death in 1361.

Lady Margaret de Multon was the second to hold the title Baroness Multon of Gilsland. The title Baron Multon of Gilsland was created once in the Peerage of England. On 26 August 1307 Thomas de Multon was summoned to parliament as Baron Multon of Gilsland. As the only daughter and heiress, Margaret inherited the title and estates of her father. She married Ranulph (Ralph) de Dacre, who was summoned to parliament as Lord Dacre in 1321. The title and estates after Margaret inherited them were conveyed to the Dacre family jure uxoris.

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