Arderne or Arden family of Cheshire
The Arderne or Arden family of Alvanley in Frodsham parish and of Harden (or Arden) Hall in Bredbury within Stockport parish, Cheshire traced its lineage back to John de Arderne in the early thirteenth century. They held the township of Alvanley for six centuries. There were two notable members of the family. James Arderne (1636-1691) served as chaplain in ordinary to Charles II, and was appointed dean of Chester in 1682. Richard Pepper Arden (1744-1804), younger son of John Arden of Harden and Alvanley, was appointed Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in 1801 and was created Baron Alvanley.
The Arden estates passed by the marriage in 1854 of Helen Catherine Warrender, grand-daughter of the above Richard Pepper Arden, to George Baillie-Hamilton (1827-1917), 11th earl of Haddington, who changed his surname to Baillie-Hamilton-Arden.
Sources: David Lemmings, 'Arden, Richard Pepper, first Baron Alvanley (1744–1804), judge', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004) https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/634 [accessed 23 January 2018].
Michael Mullett, 'Arderne, James (bap. 1636, d. 1691), dean of Chester', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004) https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/635 [accessed 23 January 2018].
George Ormerod, The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, 2nd edition revised by Thomas Helsby, 3 vols (London: Routledge, 1882), vol. 2, pp. 75-87.
Done family of Utkinton, Cheshire
The first recorded member of the Done family of Utkinton in Tarporley parish, Cheshire, was Richard Done, in the reign of John (1199-1216). The Dones held Utkinton for several centuries, later acquiring the manors of Willington and Tarporley; they were also hereditary foresters of Delamere Forest. On the death of the last male heir, John Done, in 1630, the family estates were divided amongst his sisters: Jane Done, the eldest sister; Mary wife of John Crewe, esq.; and Eleanor wife of Ralph Arderne, esq. Jane Done's share comprised the manors of Utkinton, Willington and Tarporley, and the advowson of Tarporley. Under an award in Chancery in 1725, the estates were again divided into six parts, each valued at £4200, between: Richard, eldest brother of Sir John Arderne, who held two shares; John Arderne of Boothurst in Rushton; Ralph Arderne of Clayton Bridge, Lancashire; James Arderne of the Oak in Sutton Downes near Macclesfield; and the Dean and Chapter of Chester Cathedral. In 1817, the first two shares were the property of John Arden, esq.; the third, with the share of Utkinton and Tarporley, was vested in Mrs Clegg; the fourth share of Willington, Utkinton and Tarporley, with the advowson, was sold for £1000 to Edward Warren, merchant, in 1727, and was later purchased by Philip Egerton of Oulton, esq.; the fifth remained the property of the Dean and Chapter; and the sixth belonged to the representatives of James Arderne of the Oak, with the exception of the advowson, which was sold to his cousin, Richard Arderne of Harden.
Sources: J. H. Hanshall, The History of the County Palatine of Chester (Chester: printed by John Fletcher and sold by the author, 1817-), pp. 437-8.
George Ormerod, The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, 2nd edition revised by Thomas Helsby, 3 vols (London: Routledge, 1882), vol. 2, pp. 243-53.