Lord Thomas de Moulton (21 February 1276 – 1313) was the first Baron Multon of Gilsland.
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.
He was the son of Thomas de Moulton of Egremont, Cumberland. He married Eleanor de Burgh, daughter of Richard de Burgh 2nd Earl of Ulster; Richard's other daughter, Elizabeth de Burgh, married King Robert the Bruce of Scotland.
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On 26 August 1307, Thomas de Moulton was summoned to Parliament as Baron Moulton of Gilsland, the only creation of that title in the Peerage of England. He was engaged in many of the Scottish wars and subsequently obtained many immunities from the crown in the shape of grants for fairs and markets upon his many manors.
The Peerage of England comprises all peerages created in the Kingdom of England before the Act of Union in 1707. In that year, the Peerages of England and Scotland were replaced by one Peerage of Great Britain.
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.
Ralph Dacre, 1st Baron Dacre was an English peer.
Thomas was the great-great-grandson of Thomas de Moulton (died 1240).
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Thomas Dacre, 2nd Baron Dacre of Gilsland, KG was the son of Humphrey Dacre, 1st Baron Dacre of Gilsland and Mabel Parr, great-aunt of queen consort Catherine Parr, the sixth and final wife of King Henry VIII of England. His mother was the daughter of Sir Thomas Parr of Kendal by his wife, Alice Tunstall.
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Sir Thomas Moulton was an English landowner, knight, admiral and judge during the reigns of King John and King Henry III. From a family with landholdings in the south of Lincolnshire, he was the son and heir of Thomas Moulton and his wife Eleanor Boston. After initial military service, he became a senior judge and held important government positions, in the process extending his inherited estates and accumulating considerable wealth.
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Ralph Dacre, 3rd Baron Dacre was an English noble and clergyman. He was the third son of Ralph Dacre, 1st Baron Dacre and his wife Margaret de Multon, 2nd Baroness Multon of Gilsland, with two older brothers and one younger brother (Hugh). He would become the second of three of the brothers to succeed to the title of Baron Dacre.