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The Ancestry of Oliver Mainwaring


Note: The material contained herein was previously presented in the form of an ancestor table at http://johnblythedobson.org/genealogy/AT/ cachedAT_Oliver_Mainwaring.html, which as it continued to grow in size became increasingly unwieldy. In this new version, we have brought each line of descent together into a continuous pedigree. In so doing, the thinness of the some of the accounts, and the occasional repetitiousness of the citations, has been mercilessly exposed; and tempted as we were to delay the appearance of this version at least until its most glaring defects could be smoothed over, the unsatisfactory nature of the original version has required that it be replaced as quickly as possible.
    As progress is made in the revision of the various sections of these notes, they are being split off as separate pages. Thus, some of the links in the table of contents below are internal to this document, while others are external. The reader is warned that the present page is itself still quite lengthy (around 60 printed pages).

Introduction

The gentry ancestry of Oliver Mainwaring, who came to Connecticut by 1669, was recognized by Howard Mendenhall Buck, who published accounts in some British publications which we have not yet seen,[1] and a brief summary thereof in the New England Genenealogical and Historical Register in 1925.[2] These papers identified their subject’s paternal grandmother as the aristocratically-connected Margaret Torbock, whose royal descent, according to a valuable bibliographic survey published by Gary Boyd Roberts in 1987,[3] was worked out by Robert Behra of St. Louis, Missouri. Roberts published this line in full in his 1993 Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants,[4] and the material was developed further still in David Faris’ 1996 Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists (hereafter PA), which traces six descents for Oliver Mainwaring from the Plantagenet kings, under the headings Bohun, FitzAlan, Gerard, Lancaster, Manwaring, and Wyllis.[5] The second, greatly enlarged, edition of this work (1999; hereafter PA2) added seventh and eighth descents under the headings Legh and Trafford, and renamed the Wyllys line to Savage (with some slight redistribution of the material).[6] Whereas Faris’s aim was to trace colonists from the “later Plantagenet kings of England” beginning with Henry III (d. 1272), the third, drastically enlarged, edition of this work (2004; herafter PA3) edited after Faris’s death by Douglas Richardson, was expanded in scope to include descents from Henry’s great-grandfather, Geoffrey V, County of Anjou (d. 1150), both by his wife, the Empress Maud, and by his unknown mistress. Consequently, the lines for Bohun, FitzAlan, Gerard, and Savage were extended paternally, and many entirely new lines were brought in.[7]
    In 2009, a greatly improved line of descent through Oliver Mainwaring’s other grandmother, Loveday Moyle, through the Holland family, was finally proved conclusively after having been hypothesized a number of years earlier. This gives Oliver Mainwaring both a descent from Edward III (grandon of King Edward I and his first wife, Eleanor of Castile), and from Joan, “The Fair Maid of Kent” (granddaughter of King Edward I and his second wife, Margaret of France). In contrast, Margaret Torbock’s most recent royal ancestor is Edward I, and she descends only from his first wife, Eleanor of Castile.
    The ground we cover here has been traversed at least twice before, in Robert Behra, “Ancestor Table of Margaret Torbock, Wife of Oliver Mainwaring of Windleshaw, Co. Lanc., Gent.,” M.S., and in Glenn H. Goodman, “The Ancestry of Oliver Mainwaring of New London, Ct., compiled from Published Sources,” n.d.[8] Despite considerable effort, we have been unable to procure copies of either of these works, and can only hope that our efforts have largely equalled theirs.
    Our goal has been to follow every known line of ancestry for Oliver Mainwaring back to the ninth generation (i.e. for eight generations prior to him). In what follows, we note material in the aforementioned sources wherever applicable, and also, selectively, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists…, 7th ed. (hereafter AR7) and similiar works.
    Thanks are due to several readers, particularly the late Brice Clagett, for pointing out mistakes. Special acknowledgement is due to Douglas Richardson, who shared some his new discoveries for PA3 with us prior to its publication in 2004. We have still not completed the process of collating our work against his. Wherever an earlier edition of PA is cited, it may normally be assumed that the same material will be found in PA3 as well.


Notes

1Howard Mendenhall Buck, in Devonshire Notes and Queries 5 (1908-09): 50-62 and 9 (1916-17): 3-4; Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire for the year 1915, vol. 67 (new ser., vol. 31), 1916, 212.
2Howard Mendenhall Buck, “Parentage of Oliver Manwaring,” NEHGR 79 (1925): 111-12. Another summary of his work appeared in Albert H. Buck, The Bucks of Wethersfield in Connecticut, and the families with which they are connected by marriage (Roanoke, Virginia, 1909), 112–16.
3Gary Boyd Roberts, “Imigrants to New England — Oliver Mainwaring of Conn.,” NEHGR 141 (1987): 104-5.
4Gary Boyd Roberts, The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States [1st ed.] (Baltimore, 1993) [hereafter RD500], p. 255.
5David Faris, Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, 1st ed. (Baltimore, 1996), 182-3, etc.; 2nd ed. (Boston, 1999), pp. 236-37, etc.
6David Faris, Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, 2nd ed. (Boston, 1999), pp. 236-37, etc.
7Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 3rd ed. (Baltimore, 2004), 490-92, etc. Footnotes on pp. 2, 3, 7, 8, 11, 15, 20, 21, 29, 123, 124, 140, 156, 190, 192, 193, 291, 301, 308, 324, 339, 340, 324, 340, 341 (bis), 342, 351, 399, 419, 426, 444, 458, 522, 536, 638, 639 (bis), 656, 679, 680, 716, 744, 747, 748, 751, 804, call attention to other lines ancestral to Oliver Mainwaring.
8Cited in RD500, p. 256.

 



Contents


Leycester

Roger Leycester = ________
 | 
Nicholas Leycester = Mary Mobberley
 | 
Elizabeth Leycester = William Mainwaring (IV)
 | 
Randall Mainwaring = Margery Venables
 | 
Ralph Mainwaring = Margaret Savage
 | 
William Mainwaring = Margaret Tytley
 | 
George Mainwaring = Juliana Spurway
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (I) = Margaret Torbock
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

This family is treated in Ormerod’s Chester, 1:619.

1.  Roger Leycester, of Tabley, co. Chester.

2.  Nicholas Leycester, his father’s heir, died 1349-50 (23 Edw. III). He married about 1321-22 (15 Edw. II), Mary Mobberley, living 1405 (6 Hen. IV), sister and coheiress of Sir Ralph Mobberley, and daughter of William Mobberley, of Mobberley, sheriff of Cheshire in 1319-20 (13 Edw. II), by Maud, daughter and heiress of Robert Downes, of Chorley juxta Werford.[1]

3.  Elizabeth Leycester, living 1404 (6 Hen. IV). She married (2) before 1355,[2] William Mainwaring (IV), of Over Peover, co. Chester, born before 1335 (8 Edw. III), died 1364-65 (in 38 Edw. III).


Notes

1Ormerod, 1:416-17.
2Their daughter Joan was aged 5 years in 1359.

 


Venables

Hugh Venables (III) = Katherine Houghton
 | 
Hugh Venables (IV) = Margery de Cotton
 | 
Margery Venables = Randall Mainwaring
 | 
Ralph Mainwaring = Margaret Savage
 | 
William Mainwaring = Margaret Tytley
 | 
George Mainwaring = Juliana Spurway
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (I) = Margaret Torbock
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  Hugh Venables (III), Knt., baron of Kinderton, in the parish of Middlewich, co. Chester, died 1367. He married Katherine Houghton, daughter of Richard Houghton, of Preston, co. Lancaster. This couple was ancestral to Oliver Mainwaring through three different lines:

2.  Hugh Venables (IV), Baron Kinderton, born before 1348 (he was of age at his father’s death), succeeded 1367-68 (41 Edw. III), was sheriff in 1378, died 1382-83 (6 Ric. II). He married (2) Margery de Cotton, living 1398, only daughter of Hugh de Cotton, and coheiress, in her issue, of her brother, Hugh de Cotton, of Rudheth (who died 4 Hen. V). This family is said to have been “a younger branch of the family of Cotton near Sandbach.”[1]

3.  Margery Venables, died 1448-49 (27 Hen. VI). She married (1) Richard Buckley (or Bulkeley?), of Chedill or Chedle, co. Chester.[2] She married (as his second wife) in 1392-93 (16 Ric. II),  Randall Mainwaring, of Over Peover, co. Chester, born no later than 1363, died 1455-57 [35 Hen. VI], and buried at Over Peover, heir to his elder brother John (d. 1410), and son and eventual heir of William Mainwaring, of Over Peover, by his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Nicholas Leycester.


Notes

1Ormerod, 3:192, n. b.
2Ormerod, 1:481 (where her first husband’s name is given as Buckley) and 3:199 (where it is given as Bulkeley).

 


Savage (line 1)

John Savage (I) = Margaret Danyers
 | 
John Savage (II) = Maud Swynnerton
 | 
John Savage (III) = Eleanor Brereton
 | 
Margaret Savage = Ralph Mainwaring
 | 
William Mainwaring = Margaret Tytley
 | 
George Mainwaring = Juliana Spurway
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (I) = Margaret Torbock
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  John Savage (I), Knt., of Clifton, in the parish of Runcorn, in Bucklow Hundred, co. Chester, born say 1345, died 1386 (10 Ric. II).[1] He married (as her second husband) about 1375-76 (49 Edw. III), Margaret Danyers, born on or about 2 May 1348,[2] died 24 June 1428, heiress of Clifton (in Bucklow Hundred) and of Cheadle Hulme (in Macclesfield Hundred), co. Chester, widow of Sir John Radcliffe (who died s.p.), and only daughter and sole heiress (except in his entailed lands) of Sir Thomas Danyers, of Bradley, in the parish of Appleton, co. Chester, and of Clifton and Cheadle Hulme, co. Chester, jure uxoris, by his wife Isabel, daughter of William Baggiley, whose wife Clemence was the heiress of Clifton and Cheadle Hulme. She married (3) Piers Legh (I), of Lyme, in the parish of Handley, co. Chester, by whom she had further issue (and by whom she was likewise an ancestress of Oliver Mainwaring; see Legh below).

2.  John Savage (II), Knt., of Clifton aforesaid, fought at Agincourt (1415), knighted 1416, died 1 August 1450.[3] He married (1) (as her third husband) probably ca. 1400, and certainly not later than September 1410,[4] Maud Swynnerton, widow of Humphrey de Peshale and of William de Ipstones, and daughter and heiress of Robert Swinnerton, feudal lord of Swinnerton, by his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Sir Nicholas Beke.[5]

3.  John Savage (III), Knt., of “Rock Savage” at Clifton aforesaid, died 29 June 1463 (however his stated age at death of 53 years is surely incorrect).[6] He married by 1423,[7] Eleanor (or Elizabeth) Brereton, daughter of William Brereton, Knt., of Brereton, in the parish of Egerton, co. Chester, by his first wife, Anyll, daughter of Hugh Venables, of Kinderton.

4.  Margaret Savage, widow of John Maxfield.[8] She married Ralph Mainwaring, the purchaser of Kermingham, co. Chester, died probably in 1473-74 (13 Edw. IV), third son of Randall Mainwaring, of Over Peover, co. Chester.


Notes

1Ormerod, 1:712.
2She is said in her mother’s inquisition post mortem to have turned 16 years at the Ascension (2 May 1364) in 38 Edw. III.
3Ormerod, 1:712-13; Paget, 2:419.
4Ormerod, 1:712, notes that they were married by 10 Hen. IV. This marriage is mentioned under the account of her father in CP, 12(1): 588 n. k.
5CP XII(1), 588 n. k; Magna Charta Sureties, lines 96, 98A; Roberts, Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, 348, 356, 358, 360 (for her descent from Henry II).
6Such an age at death would make him only 13 years of age at the time he fathered his son John. Roberts, The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, 348, 358, traces his descent from an illegitimate daughter of Henry II. See also Magna Charta Sureties, line 98A.
7The year of birth of their son John.
8Her illegitimate descent from Henry II is shown in RD500, p. 358.

 


Danyers

Thomas Danyers (Sr.) = Margaret de Tabley
 | 
Thomas Danyers (Jr.) = Isabel Baggiley
 | 
Margaret Danyers = John Savage (I)
 | 
John Savage (II) = Maud Swynnerton
 | 
John Savage (III) = Eleanor Brereton
 | 
Margaret Savage = Ralph Mainwaring
 | 
William Mainwaring = Margaret Tytley
 | 
George Mainwaring = Juliana Spurway
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (I) = Margaret Torbock
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

There is a good discussion of this family at the D’Anyers–Danyers–Daniell–Daniel–Daniels website <http://www.troy.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/>, which should be consulted for earlier generations of the descent. As noted below, their arms were argent, 5 fusils in pale, sable.

1.  Thomas Danyers (Sr.), Knt., of Bradley, in the parish of Appleton, co. Chester, died 1354. He married (1) Margaret de Tabley, daughter of Adam de Tabley and Beatrix ____.

2.  Thomas Danyers (Jr.), Knt., of Bradley aforesaid, and of Clifton (in Bucklow Hundred) and Cheadle Hulme (alias Cheadle Moseley, in Macclesfield Hundred), co. Chester, jure uxoris, died v.p. 1352-53 (in 26 Edw. III), and buried in Grappenhall Church, where a modern memorial, created for him by J. Paul Rylands, F.S.A., in 1876, reads: “In memory of Sir Thomas Danyers of Bradley, within Appleton, who died AD MCCCLIV [sic]. He was present at the Battle of Crescy, the XXVth day of May, A.D. MCCCXLVI, and there rescued the Standard of Edward the Black Prince, from the hands of the enemy, and made prisoner of the Comte de Tankerville, Chamberlain to the King of France. To preserve the memory of a gallant soldier, this monument was placed here, A.D. MDCCCCLXXVI (Arms, Ar, 5 fusils in pale, Sa).” He married before 1348,[1] Isabel Baggiley, died in 38 Edw. III, between Ascension (2 May 1364) and the end of the regnal year (24 January 1365), daughter of William Baggiley by his wife Clemence ____, heiress of Clifton and of Cheadle Hulme.[2] An abstract of her inquisition post mortem reads: “Isabella quæ fuit ux’ Thomæ Danyers”. Seized in fee of an acre of land in Hale, by mil. ser., and 3 mess. and 40 acres in Hale, held of the Lord of Dunham in socage. Val. 46s. 8d. Also other lands in Hale, held of Hamone le Baxster and Matill his wife. Val. 6s. 8d. Margar’ ux’ Johis de Radclif heres ejus, aet. 16 at the Feast of the Ascension last.”

3.  Margaret Danyers, born on or about 2 May 1348,[3] died 24 June 1428, heiress of Clifton (in Bucklow Hundred) and of Cheadle Hulme (alias Cheadle Moseley, in Macclesfield Hundred), co. Chester. She married (1) Sir John Radcliffe, who died s.p. She married (2) about 1375-76 (in 49 Edw. III), John Savage (I), Knt., of Clifton, in the parish of Runcorn, co. Chester, born say 1345, died 1386 (10 Ric. II). She married (3) Piers Legh (I), of Lyme, in the parish of Handley, co. Chester, by whom she had further issue. Margaret Danyers was an ancestress of Oliver Mainwaring by both her second and third husbands.


Notes

1In which year their daughter Margaret was born.
2Ormerod, 1:712, 3:634 (for the descent of Cheadle Hulme).
3She is said in her mother’s inquisition post mortem to have turned 16 years at the Ascension (2 May 1364) in 38 Edw. III.

 


Swynnerton

Thomas de Swynnerton = Maud Holand
 | 
Robert de Swynnerton = Elizabeth Beke
 | 
Maud Swynnerton = John Savage (II)
 | 
John Savage (III) = Eleanor Brereton
 | 
Margaret Savage = Ralph Mainwaring
 | 
William Mainwaring = Margaret Tytley
 | 
George Mainwaring = Juliana Spurway
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (I) = Margaret Torbock
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

See generally CP XII(1), 582-88, for these and earlier generations of this line. A descent of Maud Holand from Henry II is shown in Magna Charta Sureties, lines 96, 98A; in Roberts, Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, 348, 356, 358, 360; and in Richardson, PA2 637-38. The marriage of Thomas de Swynnerton and Maud Holand was questioned in CP, and the discussion in Walter Lee Shepherd, “Holand,” NGSQ 60 (1972):25-6, is also inconclusive; however Richardson cites evidence which seems to prove that she was at least a Holand. We have not reviewed the evidence in detail.

1.  Thomas de Swynnerton, Knt., of Swinnerton, co. Stafford, 3rd Lord Swinnerton, died in December 1361. He married after 1331, Maud Holand, living 1364-65.

2.  Robert de Swynnerton, Knt., of Swinnerton, co. Stafford, according to modern doctrine 4th Lord Swinnerton, died ca. 1385. He married (2) Joan ____, by whom he had a son. He married by 1356 (with papal dispensation for relationship within the prohibited degrees), Elizabeth Beke, died by 1373, daughter and heiress of Sir Nicholas Beke.

3.  Maud Swynnerton, born ca. 1370, sometimes called her father’s heiress though probably only her mother’s.[1] She married (1) Humphrey de Peshale, by whom she had a son. She married (2) William de Ipstones, by whom she had two daughters.[2] She married (1) (as his third wife) probably ca. 1400, and certainly not later than September 1410,[3] John Savage (II), Knt., of Clifton, in the parish of Runcorn, co. Chester.[4]


Notes

1Since she had a paternal half-brother, her father’s son Thomas. Unless he died and any issue he may have had became extinct before her death, she cannot have been her father’s heir.
2CP XII(1), 588 n. k
3Ormerod, 1:712, notes that they were married by 10 Hen. IV. This marriage is mentioned under the account of her father in CP, 12(1): 588 n. k.
4Paget, 2:419.

 


Brereton

William Brereton (III) = Ellen Egerton
 | 
William Brereton (IV) = Anyll Venables
 | 
Eleanor Brereton = John Savage (III)
 | 
Margaret Savage = Ralph Mainwaring
 | 
William Mainwaring = Margaret Tytley
 | 
George Mainwaring = Juliana Spurway
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (I) = Margaret Torbock
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  William Brereton (III), Knt., of Brereton, in the parish of Egerton, co. Chester, living 1375 (49 Edw. III). He married (2) Margaret, widow of John Davenport, and daughter of ____ Done, of Utkinton, by whom he had further issue.[1] He married (1) in 1353/4, Ellen Egerton, sister and eventual heiress of David Egerton, of Egerton, co. Chester, and daughter of Philip Egerton, of the same place, by Ellen, daughter of John St. Pierre.

2.  William Brereton (VII), Knt., of Brereton, in the parish of Egerton, co. Chester, born 14 February 1349, died 1425-26 (i.p.m. 4 Hen. VI).[2] Through his son, William, he and his wife were ancestors of the extinct Barons Brereton, and of H.M. Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother.[3] He married (1) 1386 at Audlem (with dispensation for relationship in the fourth degree, stemming from their mutual descent from Sir Ralph Vernon, granted on account of his service in the crusades), Anyll Venables, daughter of Hugh Venables (III), of Kinderton, in the parish of Middlewich, co. Chester, by the latter’s wife Katherine, daughter of Richard Houghton, of Preston, co. Lancaster (see Venables above). He married (2) Elena, daughter of Sir William Massey, Knt., of Tatton, and by her (who married secondly Sir Gilbert Halsall, Knt.), had further issue.

3.  Eleanor (or Elizabeth) Brereton. She married by 1423,[4] John Savage (III), Knt., of “Rock Savage” at Clifton, in the parish of Runcorn, co. Chester, died 29 June 1463 (however his stated age at death of 53 years is surely incorrect), son of John Savage, Knt., of Clifton, by Maud, daughter of Robert de Swynnerton, Knt., of Swinnerton, co. Stafford.


Notes

1Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire (1883).
2Ormerod’s Chester, 3:81-90; Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire (1883); Patrick W. Montague-Smith, “The Quarterings of Brereton of Cheshire,” The Coat of Arms 8 (1964-65): 281-88.
3Paget, 2:452.
4The year of birth of their son John.

 


Egerton

David Egerton = Ellen St. Pierre
 | 
Ellen Egerton = William Brereton (III)
 | 
William Brereton (IV) = Anyll Venables
 | 
Eleanor Brereton = John Savage (III)
 | 
Margaret Savage = Ralph Mainwaring
 | 
William Mainwaring = Margaret Tytley
 | 
George Mainwaring = Juliana Spurway
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (I) = Margaret Torbock
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  David Egerton, lord of the manor of Egerton and of half of Malpas, co. Chester, died 1363. He married Ellen St. Pierre.

2.  Ellen Egerton, sister and eventual heiress of David Egerton, of Egerton, co. Chester. She married (1) in 1353/4, William Brereton (III), Knt., of Brereton, in the parish of Egerton, co. Chester, living 1375 (49 Edw. III), son of Sir William Brereton (d. v.p.), of the same place, by Margaret, daughter of Richard de Bosley.


 


Halsall

Gilbert Halsall = Elizabeth ____
 | 
Katherine Halsall = Henry de Torbock
 | 
William de Torbock = Cecily [Norreys?]
 | 
Richard Torbock = Elizabeth [?] Daniell
 | 
William Torbock = Margery Stanley
 | 
Thomas Torbock = Elizabeth Moore
 | 
William Torbock = Katherine Gerard
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  Gilbert Halsall, lord of the manor of Halsall, in the parish of Halsall, co. Lancaster, knighted 1388, died between 19 June 1402 (when he witnessed a charter) and August 1403 (i.p.m.).[1] He married probably about 1367, Elizabeth ____, who survived her husband, and was still alive in 1404.

2.  Katherine Halsall. She married by about 1397,[2] Henry de Torbock, lord of the manor of Tarbock, in the parish of Huyton, co. Lancaster, brother and heir of Richard de Torbock (d.s.p. 1386-87), born about 1372 (aged 17 years in 1389), knighted in 1399-1400, died probably in 1418, after May.


Notes

1V.C.H. Lancashire 3:194.
2This is the date given for the remarriage of Henry’s first wife, and he cannot have remarried much later himself, for in a document of 1407 concerning the descent of the estate he and Katherine had seven children, who are listed by name (V.C.H. Lancashire 3:179).

 


Stanley (line 1)

William Stanley (I) = Alice Massey
 | 
John Stanley (I) = Isabel Lathom
 | 
John Stanley = Isabel Haryngton
 | 
Thomas Stanley = Joan Goushill
 | 
John Stanley = Elizabeth de Weever
 | 
Margery Stanley = William Torbock
 | 
Thomas Torbock = Elizabeth Moore
 | 
William Torbock = Katherine Gerard
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  William Stanley (I), of Storeton, co. Chester, attested in 1346, hereditary forester of Wirral Forest (succ. by 1358), died 1397.[1] He married Alice Massey, apparently sister of Sir Hamon Massey, of Dunham Massey, in Bowdon, co. Chester, and daughter of Hugh Massey, of Timperley, co. Chester.

2.  John Stanley (I), Knt., of Lathom, co. Lancaster, Lieutenant of Ireland, Steward of the Prince of Wales’s household, and in that of the king (1405-), K.G. (1405), King of the Isle of Man, Constable of Windsor Castle (1409-14), born about 1350, died 6 January 1413/4 at Ardee, Ireland. The estates inherited by his wife became the new family seat, still in possession of their descendants, the Earls of Derby. 1406 he was granted the kingship of the Isle of Man in perpetuity for the nominal payment of two falcons to the King at his coronation, and it remained with his descendants until the British Crown purchased it from them in 1765.[2] He married by 1385,[3] Isabel Lathom, eventual heiress of Lathom and Knowsley, daughter of Sir Thomas Lathom, of Lathom and Knowsley.

3.  John Stanley (II), of Lathom and Knowsley, co. Lancaster, Lord of the Isle of Man, Knight of the Shire of Lancashire (1415), Justice of Cheshire (1426-27), Sheriff of Anglesey, Lieutenant of Ireland, Chamberlain of North Wales, born ca. 1386, succeeded father in 1414, died in early December of 1437.[4] He married by 1405,[5] Isabel Haryngton, sister of Sir William Haryngton, of Hornby, co. Lancaster, and daughter of Nicholas Haryngton, of Farleton, co. Lancaster, by Isabel, daughter of Sir William English (see Haryngton below).[6]

4.  Thomas Stanley, Knt., of Lathom and Knowlsey, co., Lancaster, Lieutenant of Ireland, Chamberlain of North Wales, Knight of the Shire for Lancashire, 1st Lord Stanley (1456), K.G. (1457), born in or before 1405, died 11 February 1458/9.[7] Faris notes that he and his wife had four sons and three daughters. They were ancestors of H.M. Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother, in at least five different lines.[8] The eldest son, Thomas, was 1st Earl of Derby, a title still carried by his successors. He married Joan Goushill, born about 1401 (aged 2 years at her father’s death in July 1403), living 1460,[9] daughter and coheiress of Sir Robert Goushill, of Hoverinham, co. Nottingham, by Elizabeth, daughter of Richard FitzAlan, 4th Earl of Arundel. This couple was ancestral to Oliver Mainwaring in two different lines:

5.  John Stanley, of Weever and Over Alderley, co. Chester jure uxoris, living 29 March 1470 but died before 1485, third son of Thomas Stanley, Knt., Lord Stanley, by Joan, daughter of Robert Goushill, Knt., of Hoveringham.[10] He married (as her first husband) after 1445, Elizabeth de Weever, heiress of Weever, in the parish of Middlewich, co. Chester, died 17 February 1512/3.[11] She married (2) John Done, Knt., of Utkinton.[12]

6.  Margery Stanley. She married (arranged Jan. 1490),[13] William Torbock, lord of the manor of Tarbock, in the parish of Huyton, co. Lancaster, knighted by George, Lord Strange, in Scotland, during the expedition of 1497, born about 1464 (aged “about 25 years” at the death of his elder brother, Henry, in 1489), died 5 May 1505.


Notes

1The history of the house of Stanley, from the conquest, to the death of the Right Honorable Edward, late earl of Derby, in 1776… (Preston, 1793), 425; William Pollard, The Stanleys of Knowsley (London, 1869), 9; CP XII(1):247.
2CP XII(1):248-9; Barry Coward, The Stanleys, Lords Stanley and Earls of Derby, 1385-1672 (Manchester, 1983), 2-6; Patrick W. Montague-Smith, “An unrecorded line of descent from King Edward I of England, with some early-settled American descendants,” The Genealogist 5 (1984): 131-157, at p. 141. His career is also discussed in some detail in the account of his son John in The House of Commons, 1386-1421, 4:455-8.
3V.C.H. Lancashire 3:159, noting that “their son and heir was twenty-eight and more in 1414; but it was not until 1398 that a dispensation was asked and obtained from Pope Boniface IX, it having been shown by Sir John Massy of Tatton that they were related in the third and fourth degrees.”
4Roskell, The Knights of the Shire for the County Palatine of Lancaster, 1377-1460, 123-28; The House of Commons, 1386-1421, 4:455-8; CP XII(1): 249-50; Barry Coward, The Stanleys, Lords Stanley and Earls of Derby, 1385-1672 (Manchester, 1983), p. 6.
5The earliest possible birthdate for their son Thomas.
6The name of her father is correctly given in Roskell, Knights of the Shire for the County Palatine of Lancaster, 137-1460 (1937), 123, and in Paget, 2:406. It is also stated correctly in AR7, line 103 (which however flatly contradicts its only cited source) and by Faris, p. 145 (which however fails to comment on the contradictions among the sources cited). Every authority we have seen agrees in making her a sister of Sir William Haryngton of Hornby, who is clearly identified as a son of Nicholas in V.C.H. Lancashire 8: 194, 202. However, much difficulty has been caused by the erroneous statement in CP, XII(1):250, that she was a “daughter of Sir John and sister of Sir William de Haryngton.” This is followed in The House of Commons, 1386-1421 (s.v. John Stanley), which calls her father “Sir John Haryngton of Hornby,” and in Barry Coward, The Stanleys (1983), 6, 194, where she is called “daughter of Sir John Harrington and sister and heiress of Sir William de Harrington of Hornby in Lancashire,” which introduces a second error as she was not an heiress. We suspect the root of the confusion may be the coincidence that in a later generation, an Elizabeth Harington, daughter of William Haryngton’s grandson Sir John Haryngton, married another, considerably younger, John Stanley, son of John Stanley of Weaver, co. Chester, younger brother of the 1st Earl of Derby, and third son of the 1st Lord Stanley (V.C.H. Lancashire 3:210, 8: 194). Because the names Isobel and Elizabeth were often regarded as interchangeable in the middle ages, it seems to have been too readily assumed that they referred to the same woman. The only Sir William Haryngton and Sir John Haryngton who lived during this time period were the man and his grandson to whom we have referred, so that the authors who make John Haryngton the father of William have in effect placed him fully three generations too early in the pedigree. The following pedigree, it is hoped, will make the true relationship clear:
            Nicholas Haryngton
                living 1397
        ______________|___________
        |                        |
Sir William Haryngton          Isobel = Sir John Stanley II
   of Farleton,                       | of Lathom & Knowsley
later of Hornby j.ux.                 |       died 1437
   died 1439/40                         |
        |                             |
Sir Thomas Haryngton           Thomas Stanley, 
    of Hornby                 1st Lord Stanley
    died 1460                        died 1458/9
        |                             |
 Sir John Haryngton            John Stanley, 
     died 1460                of Weaver & Alderley
        |                          |
    Elizabeth =========== John Stanley
7Complete Peerage, s.v. Stanley; Magna Charta Sureties, line 103; Barry Coward, The Stanleys, Lords Stanley and Earls of Derby, 1385-1672 (Manchester, 1983), 6-9.
8Paget, 2:406, 418, 419, 447, 467.
9Faris, 143-46, shows her descent from Henry III through the FitzAlan and Goushill families.
10Faris, 143-46, traces his descent from Henry III.
11Information from Douglas Richardson, which will be incorporated in the 3rd ed. of Plantagenet Ancestry.
12V.C.H. Lancashire 3:180.
13V.C.H. Lancashire 3:180.

 


Lathom

Thomas de Lathom = Joan Venables
 | 
Isabel Lathom = John Stanley (I)
 | 
John Stanley = Isabel Haryngton
 | 
Thomas Stanley = Joan Goushill
 | 
John Stanley = Elizabeth de Weever
 | 
Margery Stanley = William Torbock
 | 
Thomas Torbock = Elizabeth Moore
 | 
William Torbock = Katherine Gerard
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  Thomas de Lathom (II), Knt., lord of the manor of Lathom, in the parish of Ormskirk, co. Lancaster, died shortly before 21 March 1381/2 (the date of the writ of diem clausit extremum).[1] He married Joan Venables, living 1380, daughter of Hugh Venables, of Kinderton, by his wife Katherine Houghton.[2] She married (2) Roger de Fasacrelegh (Fazakerley).[3]

2.  Isabel Lathom, eventual heiress of Lathom and Knowsley, died 26 October 1414.[4] She married by 1385,[5] John Stanley (I), Knt., of Lathom, co. Lancaster, Lieutenant of Ireland, Steward of the Prince of Wales’s household, and in that of the king (1405-), K.G. (1405), Lord of the Isle of Man, Constable of Windsor Castle (1409-14), born about 1350, died 6 January 1413/4 at Ardee, Ireland, son of William Stanley, of Storeton, co. Chester, by Alice Massey, of Timperley.


Notes

1V.C.H. Lancashire 3:251.
2AR7, line 57, where however no relevant evidence is cited.
3CP IV:205.
4See the chart of the Lathom family in CP IV:205.
5V.C.H. Lancashire 3:159, noting that “their son and heir was twenty-eight and more in 1414; but it was not until 1398 that a dispensation was asked and obtained from Pope Boniface IX, it having been shown by Sir John Massy of Tatton that they were related in the third and fourth degrees.”

 


Haryngton

John Haryngton = Katherine Banastre
 | 
Nicholas Haryngton = Isabel English
 | 
James Haryngton = Ellen de Urswyck
 | 
Isabel Haryngton = John Stanley
 | 
Thomas Stanley = Joan Goushill
 | 
John Stanley = Elizabeth de Weever
 | 
Margery Stanley = William Torbock
 | 
Thomas Torbock = Elizabeth Moore
 | 
William Torbock = Katherine Gerard
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  John Haryngton, lord of the manor of Farleton, in the parish of Melling, co. Lancaster, Knight of the Shire for Lancashire in the Parliaments of 1343, 1352, and 1357, died 1359.[1] He married Katherine Banastre, daughter of Adam Banastre, of Bolton-le-Moors, co. Lancaster, by Margaret, sister of Sir Robert de Holland, of Upholland, co. Lancaster [we presume the one of this name who was 1st Lord Holland].[2]

2.  Nicholas Haryngton, of Farleton, co. Lancaster, born about 1344 (aged 16 years at the death of his elder brother Robert in 1361), died 1397-1404, brother and heir of Robert Haryngton (who d.s.p.). He married (1) Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Lathom, of Knowsley.[3] He married Isabel English, daughter of Sir William English, of Cumberland.[4]

3.  Isabel Haryngton; married by 1405,[5] John Stanley (II), of Lathom and Knowsley, co. Lancaster, Lord of the Isle of Man, Knight of the Shire of Lancashire (1415), Justice of Cheshire (1426-27), Sheriff of Anglesey, Lieutenant of Ireland, Chamberlain of North Wales, born ca. 1386, succeeded father in 1414, died in early December of 1437.[6]


Notes

1See the memoir of his son Nicholas in Roskell, Knights of the Shire for the County Palatine of Lancaster, 137-1460 (1937), 33-38; V.C.H. Lancashire 8: 202.
2V.C.H. Lancashire 5:245-7.
3He is correctly named as the father of Isobel Haryngton in Roskell, Knights of the Shire for the County Palatine of Lancaster, 137-1460 (1937), 123, and in Paget, 2:406. See also Roskell, 33-38; V.C.H. Lancashire 8: 202.
4See the account of her son, James Haryngton, in Roskell, The Knights of the Shire for the County Palatine of Lancaster, 1377-1460, 103-6, at p. 103
5The earliest possible birthdate for their son Thomas.
6Roskell, The Knights of the Shire for the County Palatine of Lancaster, 1377-1460, 123-28; The House of Commons, 1386-1421, 4:455-8; CP XII(1): 249-50; Barry Coward, The Stanleys, Lords Stanley and Earls of Derby, 1385-1672 (Manchester, 1983), p. 6.

 


Goushill

Nicholas de Goushill = ________
 | 
Robert Goushill = Elizabeth FitzAlan
 | 
Joan Goushill = Thomas Stanley
 | 
John Stanley = Elizabeth de Weever
 | 
Margery Stanley = William Torbock
 | 
Thomas Torbock = Elizabeth Moore
 | 
William Torbock = Katherine Gerard
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  Nicholas de Goushill, Knt., of Hoveringham and Barlborough, born ca. 1316, died 18 January 1393, and buried in the south aisle of Hoveringham Church. “His loyal service to Edward III in France, Scotland and Ireland were to his benefit when charged with the many acts of criminal damage, mayhem and theft over the years, including murderous assault (with his son, Sir Robert) upon one William Birkes, obtaining a royal pardon almost immediately. He was a knight by 1345 and served in many expeditions including that in Brittany 1342-1343, in the Low Countries 1338-9, the Scottish Marches in 1340, and Brittany 1360. The name of his wife is not known.”[1] He married ________.

2.  Robert Goushill, Knt., of Hoveringham, died 21 July 1403 of wounds sustained in the Battle of Shrewsbury.[2] He married (4) (as her third husband) shortly before 19 August 1401, Elizabeth FitzAlan, born about 1375 (aged “40 and more” at the death of her brother Thomas in 1415), died 8 July 1425, widow of William de Montague, Knt., and of Thomas de Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, sister and co-heiress of Thomas FitzAlan, 7th Earl of Arundel, and daughter of Richard Fitzalan, 4th Earl of Arundel, 10th Earl of Surrey, by Elizabeth, daughter of William de Bohun, Knt., of Pleshey, Essex, 1st Earl of Northampton (a maternal grandson of Edward I).

3.  Joan Goushill, born about 1401 (aged 2 years at her father’s death in July 1403), living 1460,[3] She married Thomas Stanley, Knt., of Lathom and Knowlsey, co., Lancaster, Lieutenant of Ireland, Chamberlain of North Wales, Knight of the Shire for Lancashire, 1st Lord Stanley (1456), K.G. (1457), born in or before 1405, died 11 February 1458/9.


Notes

1Ronny Bodine, posting to soc.gen.medieval dated 18 August 1999 <http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/GEN-MEDIEVAL/1999-08/0934946689>.
2A well-sourced discussion of his paternal lineage was given by Ronny Bodine in a posting to soc.gen.medieval dated 18 August 1999 <http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/GEN-MEDIEVAL/1999-08/0934946689>.
3Faris, 143-46, shows her descent from Henry III through the FitzAlan and Goushill families.

 


FitzAlan

Richard FitzAlan,
10th or 3rd Earl of Arundel
= Alianor of Lancaster
 | 
Richard FitzAlan (II),
11th or 4th Earl of Arundel
= Elizabeth de Bohun
 | 
Elizabeth FitzAlan = Robert Goushill
 | 
Joan Goushill = Thomas Stanley
 | 
John Stanley = Elizabeth de Weever
 | 
Margery Stanley = William Torbock
 | 
Thomas Torbock = Elizabeth Moore
 | 
William Torbock = Katherine Gerard
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  Richard FitzAlan (II), 10th or 3rd Earl of Arundel and 9th Earl of Surrey, Justiciar of North Wales, one of the Regents of England in 1355, born 1313 (he came of age in 1334), died 24 January 1375/6 at Arundel, and buried at Lewes, near his wife. He was restored to his fathers honours and estates in 1330-31 (4 Edw. III). On 30 June 1347, on the death without legitimate issue of his maternal uncle, John, Earl of Surrey and Sussex, he succeeded to the estates of the Warenne family. He married (1) (marriage annulled 4 December 1344) Isabel le Despenser, by whom he had issue. The Complete Peerage castigates this noble for his cynical treatment of this wife, in order whom to discard, he pursuaded the obsequious Pope Clement VI to bastardize his issue by her. His second wife was a first cousin to his first, and a papal dispensation was granted (retroactively, as it would seem) on 4 March 1344/5. In his interesting will, the earl requests burial “near to the tomb of Eleanor de Lancaster, my wife; and I desire that my tomb be no higher than hers; that no men at arms, horses, hearse, or other pomp, be used at my funeral, but only five torches … as was about the corpse of my wife, be allowed.” He leaves “to Richard, my son and heir, my best coronet, and I charge him on my blessing to keep it during his life, and then to leave it to his heir, and so to remain from heir to heir, Lords of Arundel, in remembrance of me.”[1] He married (2) (as her second husband) 5 February 1344/5 at Ditton, Alianor of Lancaster, born ca. 1318, died 11 January 1371/2 at Arundel, and buried at Lewes, daughter of Henry of Lancaster, Earl of Lancaster, by Maud, daughter of Patric de Chaorces (modern Chaworth).

2.  Richard FitzAlan (III), 11th or 4th Earl of Arundel and 10th Earl of Surrey, born 1345-47, beheaded 21 September 1397.[2] He married (2) Philippe Mortimer, widow of John Hastings, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, and daughter of Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March, by Philippe, daughter and heiress of Lionel, Duke of Clarence (third son of King Edward III). He married (contract dated 28 September 1359), Elizabeth de Bohun, died 3 April 1385, and buried at Lewes, daughter of William de Bohun, Knt., of Pleshey, Essex, 1st Earl of Northampton (a grandson of Edward I), by Elizabeth, daughter of Bartholomew de Badlesmere, of Badlesmere, co. Kent.

3.  Elizabeth FitzAlan, born about 1375 (aged “40 and more” at the death of her brother Thomas in 1415), died 8 July 1425, widow of William de Montague, Knt., and of Thomas de Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, and sister and co-heiress of Thomas FitzAlan, 7th Earl of Arundel. She was a double first cousin of Mary de Bohun (d. 1394), the first wife of Henry IV.[3] On her marriage without the king’s permission to Robert Goushill, her dower lands were ordered to be returned to the crown (19 August 1401), but were subsequently restored before his death. She married (4) before 18 April 1411, Gerard Usflete, Knt. She married (4) (as his third wife) shortly before 19 August 1401, Robert Goushill, Knt., of Hoveringham, co. Nottingham, died 21 July 1403 of wounds received in the Battle of Shrewsbury, son of Nicholas de Goushill, Knt., of Hoveringham and Barlborough.


Notes

1Nicholas Harris Nicolas, Testamenta Vetusta; being illustrations from wills, of manners, customs, &c. … from the reign of Henry the Second to the accession of Queen Elizabeth (London, 1826), 94-96.
2There is an ancestor table for his sister, Alice FitzAlan, wife of Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent, in Turton, Plantagenet Ancestry, table 97.
3Paget, 1:79.

 


Lancaster

Henry of Lancaster,
Earl of Lancaster
= Maud de Chaorces
 | 
Alianor of Lancaster = Richard FitzAlan,
10th or 3rd Earl of Arundel
 | 
Richard FitzAlan (II),
11th or 4th Earl of Arundel
= Elizabeth de Bohun
 | 
Elizabeth FitzAlan = Robert Goushill
 | 
Joan Goushill = Thomas Stanley
 | 
John Stanley = Elizabeth de Weever
 | 
Margery Stanley = William Torbock
 | 
Thomas Torbock = Elizabeth Moore
 | 
William Torbock = Katherine Gerard
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  Henry of Lancaster, Earl of Lancaster, married Maud, daughter of Patric de Chaorces (modern Chaworth).

2.  Alianor of Lancaster, born ca. 1318, died 11 January 1371/2 at Arundel, and buried at Lewes. She married (2) (as his second wife) 5 February 1344/5 at Ditton, Richard FitzAlan (II), 10th or 3rd Earl of Arundel and 9th Earl of Surrey, Justiciar of North Wales, one of the Regents of England in 1355, born 1313 (he came of age in 1334), died 24 January 1375/6 at Arundel, and buried at Lewes, near his wife.


 


Bohun

William de Bohun = Elizabeth de Badlesmere
 | 
Elizabeth de Bohun = Richard FitzAlan (II),
11th or 4th Earl of Arundel
 | 
Elizabeth FitzAlan = Robert Goushill
 | 
Joan Goushill = Thomas Stanley
 | 
John Stanley = Elizabeth de Weever
 | 
Margery Stanley = William Torbock
 | 
Thomas Torbock = Elizabeth Moore
 | 
William Torbock = Katherine Gerard
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  William de Bohun, knighted by July 1331, cr. 6th Earl of Northampton (1337), born ca. 1312, died 16 September 1360. He married (as her second husband) in 1335-38, Elizabeth de Badlesmere, died (testate) 8 June 1356, and buried in Walden Abbey, Essex, widow of Edmund de Mortimer, Lord Mortimer of Wigmore, and sister and coheiress of Giles de Badlesmere. By her first husband she was an ancestress of Edward V, the last Plantagenet king.[1]

2.  Elizabeth de Bohun, died 3 April 1385, and buried at Lewes, sister of Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford, 6th Earl of Essex, and 2nd Earl of Northampton, father-in-law of Henry IV. She married (contract dated 28 September 1359), Richard FitzAlan (III), 11th or 4th Earl of Arundel and 10th Earl of Surrey, born 1345-47, beheaded 21 September 1397, son of Richard FitzAlan (I), 10th or 3rd Earl of Arundel and 9th Earl of Surrey, by Alianor, daughter of Henry, Earl of Lancaster (a grandson of Henry III).


Note

1Consequently, her ancestry is traced in Turton, p. 72.

 


Weever

Edward de Weever = Elizabeth ____
 | 
Thomas de Weever = Elizabeth ____
 | 
Elizabeth de Weever = John Stanley
 | 
Margery Stanley = William Torbock
 | 
Thomas Torbock = Elizabeth Moore
 | 
William Torbock = Katherine Gerard
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  Edward de Weever, Knt., of Weever (in the parish of Middlewich) and Over Alderley, co. Chester, i.p.m. 13 Hen. VI [1434-35]. He married Elizabeth ____, who was still living at the time of her husband’s death.

2.  Thomas de Weever, of Weever (in the parish of Middlewich) and Over Alderley, co. Chester, died s.p.m.s. in 1445-46.[1] He married Elizabeth ____.

3.  Elizabeth de Weever, heiress of Weever, in the parish of Middlewich, co. Chester, died 17 February 1512/3,[2] who married (2) John Done, Knt., of Utkinton.[3] She married after 1445,  John Stanley, of Weever and Over Alderley, co. Chester jure uxoris, living 29 March 1470 but died before 1485, third son of Thomas Stanley, Knt., Lord Stanley, by Joan, daughter of Robert Goushill, Knt., of Hoveringham.


Notes

1Ormerod, Chester, 2:210.
2Information from Douglas Richardson, which will be incorporated in the 3rd ed. of Plantagenet Ancestry.
3V.C.H. Lancashire 3:180.

 


Moore

Thomas Moore = Margery ____
 | 
Robert Moore = Margaret Chamberlayne
 | 
Robert Moore = Elizabeth Darby
 | 
William Moore = Alice Ireland
 | 
Elizabeth Moore = Thomas Torbock
 | 
William Torbock = Katherine Gerard
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

The main outline of this pedigree has been taken from the 1567 Visitation of Cheshire (Chetham Society, vol. 81), p. 92, and V.C.H. Lancashire, 3:37. Additional materials will be found in Calendar … of deeds and papers of the Moore family of Bankhall, and this work might well repay more careful study than we have given it.[1] Of this family was descended the line of the extinct line of the baronets More of More Hall (created 1675, extinguished 1810).[2]

1.  Thomas Moore, of Liverpool, co. Lancaster, of which place he was mayor at various times between 1383 and 1407, died in 1407-08. He had a grant of lands in Kirkdale, in the same county, in 1360. He married (1) Cecily de Turton, who the later Moores apparently believed to be their ancestress,[3] This seems likely on chronological grounds, as she was still alive on 5 March 1402/3 (4 Hen. IV), when she is mentioned in a deed as “Cecily del More, daughter of Nicholas de Torton and Alice de Mirescogh.”[4] We understand that this was also the opinion of Robert Behra, in Ancestor Table of Margaret Torbock, Wife of Oliver Mainwaring of Windleshaw, Co. Lanc., Gent., which we have not seen. Thomas married (2) after 1402, Margery ____, living 1408. According to VCH Lancashire, “In 1408 Margery, widow of Thomas de la Moore, released her claim to dower to William, the son and heir of Thomas, and to Robert his brother.”

2.  Robert Moore (the elder), of “Bank Hall” (or “Bank House”), at Kirkdale, in the parish of Walton, co. Lancaster, living 1459 and later, heir to his nephew, John Moore, who. died s.p. by 1468. He must have lived to a very advanced age, for (doubtless while still a minor) he had a grant of lands in Kirkdale from his father in 1389, and outlived the aforementioned nephew, whose death appears to have occurred not too long before February 1467/8. He married Margaret Chamberlayne, said to have been a daughter and coheiress of Robert Chamberlayne, of the City of Chester, Gent.[5]

3.  Robert Moore (the younger), of “Bank Hall” (or “Bank House”), at Kirkdale, in the parish of Walton, co. Lancaster, living 1467. He married (by 1471) Elizabeth Darby, still alive in 1497 (13 Henry VII) (see below), daughter and coheiress of Roger (not Robert) Darby, of the City of Chester, Gent.[6]

4.  William Moore, of “Bank Hall” (or “Bank House”), at Kirkdale, in the parish of Walton, co. Lancaster, born no later than 1471 as he was an adult by 1492, died 30 July 1541, seised of the manors of Kirkdale, Bootle, and Eccleshill, etc., held by a 24th part of a knight’s fee, his heir being his son John. He married about 1499, Alice Ireland, alive on 31 October 1537, daughter of William Ireland, of Hale and “The Hutt,” co. Lancaster, armiger, by the latter’s wife Eleanor Molyneux. Their marriage contract, dated 15 January [ca. 1499], (13 or 14 Hen. VII), which survives only in a fragmentary state, was drawn between Sir John Ireland of the Hutt (Hale) and William More, son and heir of Robert More (with reservation for Elizabeth, mother of the said William Moore), who was to marry Alice, sister of Sir John.[7] In his will, dated 31 October 1537 and proved 3 September 1541, William Moore refers to his “manor” of Bankhouse and mention, among others, his wife Alice, and son-in-law “squier” Thomas Torboke.[8]

5.  Elizabeth Moore. Her parentage is proved by her father’s will, and she is shown as his daughter in the 1567 Visitation of Cheshire, taken only 26 years after his death. Elizabeth married by 1526, Thomas Torbock, Esq., lord of the manor of Tarbock (succ. 1505), in the parish of Huyton, co. Lancaster, born about 1497 (aged 8 years at his father’s death in 1505), died 20 September 1554, son and heir of Sir William Torbock, of Torbock, by Margaret, daughter of John Stanley, of Weever, co. Chester.


Notes

1A Calendar of that part of the collection of deeds and papers of the Moore family of Bankhall, co. Lanc. [sic], now in the Liverpool Public Library, by J. Brownbill, with an appendix containing a calendar of a further portion of the same collection, now in the University of Liverpool School of Local History and Records, by Kathleen Walker (Record Society for the Publication of Original Documents Relating to Lancashire and Cheshire, v. 67, 1913).
2Wooten’s Baronetage, 1771 ed., 3 vols., 2: 389-90; largely copied in Burke’s Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies, 2nd ed. (Lond, 1841), 367-68, neither of which give more than a sketchy account of the lineage. The founder, Edward More, was author of The Moore Rental, ed. Thomas Heywood (Remains, historical & literary, connected with the palatine counties of Lancaster and Chester, published by the Chetham Society, ser. 1, vol. 12, 1847).
3Calendar … of deeds and papers of the Moore family of Bankhall, 125.
4Calendar … of deeds and papers of the Moore family of Bankhall, 156.
5At least this is the name of her father as given in the Moore pedigree in the 1567 visitation of Lancashire. No such man is not mentioned in the 1580 or 1613 visitations of Cheshire, or in the index to Ormerod’s Chester. But several deeds made by a Robert Chamberlayne descended with the Moore family papers, and are abstracted in Calendar … of deeds and papers of the Moore family of Bankhall.
6Calendar … of deeds and papers of the Moore family of Bankhall, 38, q.v. for additional ancestry. He is called Robert Darby in the Moore pedigree in the 1567 visitation of Lancashire.
7Calendar … of deeds and papers of the Moore family of Bankhall, 34.
8Calendar … of deeds and papers of the Moore family of Bankhall, 52.

 


Ireland

William Ireland = Ellen Hanford
 | 
John Ireland = Margery Atherton
 | 
William Ireland = Eleanor Molyneux
 | 
Alice Ireland = William Moore
 | 
Elizabeth Moore = Thomas Torbock
 | 
William Torbock = Katherine Gerard
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  William Ireland, of “The Hutt,” co. Lancaster. He married Ellen Hanford, daughter and heiress of Sir John Hanford, Knt.

2.  John Ireland, of Hale and “The Hutt,” co. Lancaster, died 1462. He married Margery Atherton, daughter of Sir William Atherton, of Atherton, Knt., by his wife Margaret Byron.

3.  William Ireland, of Hale and “The Hutt,” co. Lancaster, died 1503. He married Eleanor Molyneux, born say 1450-60, said in the Ireland pedigree in the 1567 Visitation of Lancashire to have been a daughter of Sir William Molyneux, of Sefton, but she is not shown in the pedigree of the Molyneux family therein, and there does not seem to be a Sir William Molyneux of Sefton of the right age to have been her father.

4.  Alice Ireland, died 1536.[1] She married William Moore, of “Bank Hall” (or “Bank House”), at Kirkdale, in the parish of Walton, co. Lancaster, an adult by 1492, died 30 July 1541, son of Robert Moore (II).


Note

1Her ancestry was discussed by Henry Sutliff in postings to soc.gen.medieval dated 16 November 2000 <http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/GEN-MEDIEVAL/2000-11/0974410761> and Jan. 2001 <http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/GEN-MEDIEVAL/2001-01/0978404163>.

 


Atherton

William Atherton = Margaret Byron
 | 
Margery Atherton = John Ireland
 | 
William Ireland = Eleanor Molyneux
 | 
Alice Ireland = William Moore
 | 
Elizabeth Moore = Thomas Torbock
 | 
William Torbock = Katherine Gerard
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  William Atherton, of Atherton, Knt. He married Margaret Byron.

2.  Margery Atherton. She married John Ireland, of Hale and “The Hutt,” co. Lancaster, died 1462.


 


Boteler

Sir John Boteler = Alice de Plumpton
 | 
Alice Boteler = John Gerard
 | 
Peter Gerard = Isabel Strangeways
 | 
Thomas Gerard = Cecily Fouleshurst
 | 
Peter Gerard = Margaret Stanley
 | 
Thomas Gerard = Margaret Trafford
 | 
Sir Thomas Gerard (Jr.) = Jane Legh
 | 
Katherine Gerard = William Torbock
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  John Boteler (or Botiler), of Bewsey, in the parish of Warrington, co. Lancaster, Knight of the Shire for Lancaster several times from 1366 onward, succeeded father as feudal Lord of Warrington, 1380, born ca. 1328, living April 1399, but died by Jan. 1399/1400.[1] He married about 1364, Alice de Plumpton, living 1408, widow of Sir Richard de Shireburne (d. by 1370), lord of the manor of Shireburne, in the parish of Mitton, co. Lancaster, and daughter of Sir William de Plumpton, of Plumpton, in the parish of Kirkham, co. Lancaster.[2]

2.  Alice Boteler (or Botiler), died 27 February 1441/2.[3] She married by 1386,[4] John Gerard, of Kingsley, in the parish of Frodsham, co. Chester, and of Byrn, co. Lancaster, born ca. 1386 (aged “over 30” at the death of his father), died 6 November 1431.


Notes

1John S. Roskell, The Knights of the Shire for the County Palatine of Lancaster, 1377-1460 (Manchester, 1937), 29-33; The House of Commons, 1386-1421, 2:304-6.
2V.C.H. Lancashire 7:4 n. 64.
3Roberts, Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, 330, 332, traces a descent for her from an illegitimate daughter of William I “The Lion” of Scotland.
4the latest possible birthdate for their son John.

 


Vernon

Richard Vernon = Eleanor de Holes
 | 
Joan Vernon = Robert Fouleshurst
 | 
Cecily Fouleshurst = Thomas Gerard
 | 
Peter Gerard = Margaret Stanley
 | 
Thomas Gerard = Margaret Trafford
 | 
Sir Thomas Gerard (Jr.) = Jane Legh
 | 
Katherine Gerard = William Torbock
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

This family is treated in Ormerod’s Chester, 3:245-53, which should be consulted for earlier generations.

1.  Richard Vernon, Knt., of Shipbrook, co. Chester, born 1380-82 (he came of age in 4 Hen. V, i.e. 1402-03), died 3 September 1419 in France; inquisition post mortem taken in 1420-21 (8 Hen. V). He married (as her first husband) in 1408, by dispensation, Eleanor de Holes, daughter of Sir Hugh de Holes, of Brynsteth, co. Chester, Justice of Chester, by his wife Margery, daughter and coheiress of John de Domville or Dunville, lord of Oxton and Brynsteth, co. Chester.[1] She survived him, and married (2) Richard de Whelok.

2.  Joan Vernon, born 3 July 1417. She was evidently alive in 1467, when “Dña Johanna de Foulishirst” is mentioned in company with her sister “Dña Alianora Vernon, Dña de Brereton.”[2] She married apparently by a contract made in infancy, in 10 Henry V (i.e. March-August 1422),[3] Robert Fouleshurst, of Crew, born 17 October 1418, died 3 December 1498, son of Sir Thomas Fouleshurst, of Crew, by Cecily, daughter of Randall Mainwaring, of Over Peover, co. Chester. They were ancestors of H.M. Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother, in at least three different lines.[4]


Notes

1Ormerod’s Chester, 2:433.
2Gervase Holles, Memorials of the Holles Family, 1493-1656, ed. A.C. Wood (Camden Society, 3rd series, vol. LV, 1937), p. 9. However, there is no apparent connection between the Holles family of this work and Joan’s mother, Elenor de Holes.
3The Visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580 (Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 18), 233.
4Paget, 2:418 [bis], 419, and possibly 467.

 


Stanley (line 2)

(continued from Stanley, line 1)

William Stanley (I) = Alice Massey
 | 
William Stanley (II) = Margery Hooton
 | 
William Stanley (III) = Blanche Ardern
 | 
William Stanley (IV) = Mary Savage
 | 
William Stanley (V) = Margaret Bromley
 | 
Margaret Stanley = Peter Gerard
 | 
Thomas Gerard = Margaret Trafford
 | 
Sir Thomas Gerard (Jr.) = Jane Legh
 | 
Katherine Gerard = William Torbock
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  William Stanley (I), of Storeton, co. Chester, attested in 1346, hereditary forester of Wirral Forest (succ. by 1358), died 1397.[1] He married Alice Massey, apparently a sister of Sir Hamon Massey, of Dunham Massey, in Bowdon, co. Chester, and daughter of Hugh Massey, of Timperley, co. Chester.

2.  William Stanley (II), feudal lord of Stanley and Stourton, also of Hooton jure uxoris, born 1368, died 1428. According to the eighteenth-century history of the Stanleys, “Sir William … was the eighth male heir of this house, and succeeded his father Sir William in honour and estate; and the tenth of Richard II, he married Margery, the only daughter of William de Hooton, of Hooton, in the hundred of Wiral, and county of Chester.”[2] He married in 1386-37 (10 Ric. II), Margery Hooton, daughter and heiress of William Hooton, feudal Lord of Hooton, co. Chester.

3.  William Stanley (III), feudal lord of Stanley, Stourton, and Hooton, born say 1375, knighted (apparently at greater than the usual age) in 1415, died between 4 Hen. VI [1425-26] and 7 Hen. VI [1428-29].[3] According to the eighteenth-century history of the Stanleys, “Sir William … was the ninth male heir of this honourable house, and succeeded father in honour and estate; and the fourth of Henry VI [recte IV?] he married Margery [sic] the daughter of Sir John Ardern of Hardin.”[4] 4 Hen. VI fell in 1425-26, which is wildly impossible given the birthdate of their son William, and must be a misprint. He married 1402-03 (if 4 Hen. IV), Blanche Ardern, daughter of Sir John Ardern [of Elford, co. Stafford?].

4.  William Stanley (IV), of Hooton, co. Chester, born about 1404 as he was aged 23 in 6 Hen. VI [1427-28], dead by March 1465, i.p.m. dated 6 Edw. IV [1466-67].[5] According to the eighteenth-century history of the Stanleys, “Sir William … succeeded his father Sir William, and was the eleventh male heir in a direct line; he married to one of the daughters of John Savage of Clifton, Esq. and by her had issue two sons, John and William.”[6] He married (1) 15 December 1524, Mary Savage, died 1434-35, daughter of Sir John Savage, of “Rock Savage” at Clifton, in the parish of Runcorn, co. Chester, by Maud, daughter of Robert de Swynnerton, Knt., of Swinnerton, co. Stafford.
    This William Stanley married (2) at an uncertain date, Alice de Hoghton, and the possibility of her having been the mother of his son William cannot be ruled out, although the fact that the latter was born about 1439, and thus within about 15 years of the first marriage, makes it seem rather more likely that he belongs to the first marriage.

5.  William Stanley (V),[7] Knt., of Hooton, co. Chester, born about 1439 as he was aged 27 in 6 Edw. IV [1466-67], died 3 March 1512.[8] According to the eighteenth-century history of the Stanleys, “Sir William … succeeded his father as twelfth heir male of his family. He was stiled senior, and married to his first wife, Margaret the daughter of John Bromley, Esq. by whom he had a daughter, who married to Gerrard of Brinn, in the county of Lancaster; and Margaret his wife dying, he married to his second wife Agnes, the daughter of Robert Grosvenor of Hulme, Esq. …”[9] By the second wife, Agnes, he was an ancestor of H.M. Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother.[10] He married Margaret Bromley, died 1469, daughter and coheiress of John Bromley, Knt., apparently of Badington, co. Chester, by Joan, daughter and heiress of William Hexstall.

6.  Margaret (or Marjorie) Stanley, born about 1458, died 1547.[11] She married (disp. 1476), Peter Gerard, of Kingsley, in the parish of Frodsham, co. Chester, and of Byrn, co. Lancaster, born ca. 1460 (aged 30 at the death of his father in 1490), died 20 June 1494, and buried in the Gerard Chantry, Winwick parish church.


Notes

1The history of the house of Stanley, from the conquest, to the death of the Right Honorable Edward, late earl of Derby, in 1776… (Preston, 1793), 425; William Pollard, The Stanleys of Knowsley (London, 1869), 9; CP XII(1):247.
2The history of the house of Stanley, from the conquest, to the death of the Right Honorable Edward, late earl of Derby, in 1776…, 18-19; see also p. 424, and William Pollard, The Stanleys of Knowsley (London, 1869), 9.
3Ormerod’s Chester, 2:416.
4The history of the house of Stanley, from the conquest, to the death of the Right Honorable Edward, late earl of Derby, in 1776…, 19; see also p. 425.
5Ormerod’s Chester, 2:416.
6The history of the house of Stanley, from the conquest, to the death of the Right Honorable Edward, late earl of Derby, in 1776…, pp. 20-21. A William Stanley, there (although not p. 425) identified as his father is said to have married in 17 Hen. VI (1438-39), Alice Houghton, but Ormerod’s History of the County Palatine of Chester makes Alice Houghton another wife of this man rather than his mother, reducing the number of generations in the pedigree by one, as pointed out in a posting by Henry Sutliffe to soc.gen.medieval dated 6 March 2002 <http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/GEN-MEDIEVAL/2002-03/1015445037>. Douglas Richardson informs me that this part of the account was altered from the Ormerod’s 1st edition. There are some useful comments on this William and his family circle in a posting by Hal Bradley to soc.gen.medieval dated 5 March 2002.<http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/GEN-MEDIEVAL/2002-03/1015378612>.
7His name is erroneously given as Thomas in AR7, line 233B.
8Ormerod’s Chester, 2:416; Visitation of Cheshire, 1580 (Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 18), 215, gives his parentage incorrectly.
9The history of the house of Stanley, from the conquest, to the death of the Right Honorable Edward, late earl of Derby, in 1776…, p. 21.
10Paget, 2:468, where however their birthdates have been accidentally placed in the marriage column.
11Her ancestry is treated in John Seacombe, The history of the house of Stanley, from the conquest, to the death of the Right Honorable Edward, late earl of Derby, in 1776…, pp. 1-21. AR7, line 233B, is wrong in giving the name of her father as Thomas. This mistake also appears in Faris, 2nd ed., p. 152, but Douglas Richardson informs me that it will be corrected in the 3rd ed.

 


Savage (line 2)

(continued from Savage, line 1)

John Savage (I) = Margaret Danyers
 | 
John Savage (II) = Maud Swynnerton
 | 
Mary Savage = William Stanley (IV)
 | 
William Stanley (V) = Margaret Bromley
 | 
Margaret Stanley = Peter Gerard
 | 
Thomas Gerard = Margaret Trafford
 | 
Sir Thomas Gerard (Jr.) = Jane Legh
 | 
Katherine Gerard = William Torbock
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

2.  John Savage (II), Knt., of Clifton, in the parish of Runcorn, co. Chester, fought at Agincourt (1415), knighted 1416, died 1 August 1450.[1] He married (1) (as her third husband) probably ca. 1400, and certainly not later than September 1410,[2] Maud Swynnerton, widow of Humphrey de Peshale and of William de Ipstones, and daughter and heiress of Robert Swinnerton, feudal lord of Swinnerton, by his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Sir Nicholas Beke.[3]

3.  Mary Savage, died 1434-35.[4] She married 15 December 1524,  William Stanley (IV), of Hooton, co. Chester, born about 1404 as he was aged 23 in 6 Hen. VI [1427-28], dead by March 1465, i.p.m. dated 6 Edw. IV [1466-67].


Notes

1Ormerod, 1:712-13; Paget, 2:419.
2Ormerod, 1:712, notes that they were married by 10 Hen. IV. This marriage is mentioned under the account of her father in CP, 12(1): 588 n. k.
3CP XII(1), 588 n. k; Magna Charta Sureties, lines 96, 98A; Roberts, Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, 348, 356, 358, 360 (for her descent from Henry II).
4The question of her parentage, which has been discussed on soc.gen.medieval, has, we believe, been satisfactorily resolved in Richardson’s 3rd edition of Plantagenet Ancestry. The statement in the 1580 Visitation of Cheshire that she was Margaret [sic], daughter of John Savage and Eleanor Brereton, is chronologically unsound.

 


Bromley

John Bromley = Joan Hexstall
 | 
Margaret Bromley = William Stanley (V)
 | 
Margaret Stanley = Peter Gerard
 | 
Thomas Gerard = Margaret Trafford
 | 
Sir Thomas Gerard (Jr.) = Jane Legh
 | 
Katherine Gerard = William Torbock
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  John Bromley, Knt., apparently of Badington, co. Chester, died 3 Hen. VII (i.e. 1487-88).[1] He married Joan Hexstall, daughter and heiress of William Hexstall.

2.  Margaret Bromley, died 1469, her father’s coheiress. She married William Stanley (V),[2] Knt., of Hooton, co. Chester, born about 1439 as he was aged 27 in 6 Edw. IV [1466-67], died 3 March 1512, son of William Stanley, of Hooton, by Mary, daughter of Sir John Savage.


Notes

1Visitation of Cheshire, 1580 (Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 18), 50.
2His name is erroneously given as Thomas in AR7, line 233B.

 


Radclyffe

Ralph de Radclyffe = Elena Massey
 | 
Elizabeth Radclyffe = Henry Trafford (III)
 | 
Edmund Trafford = Alice Venables
 | 
John Trafford = Elizabeth Assheton
 | 
Edmund Trafford = Margaret Savage
 | 
Margaret Trafford = Thomas Gerard
 | 
Sir Thomas Gerard (Jr.) = Jane Legh
 | 
Katherine Gerard = William Torbock
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

Besides the descent from Sir Ralph Radclyffe (I) shown below, Oliver Mainwaring also descended from Ralph’s sister, Joan Radclyffe, wife of John Assheton.

1.  Ralph de Radclyffe (I), lord of the manor of Smithills, in the parish of Deane, co. Lancaster, Knight of the Shire in 1397 and 1404, Sheriff of Lancaster, died shortly before 12 May 1406 (the date of the write of diem clausit extremum).[1] He married (1) Elena Massey, daughter of Sir John Massey, of Tatton.[2] He married (2) Margery Ince, widow of Sir Henry de Trafford (II), by whom she was ancestress of Oliver Mainwaring in another line, and by whom Ralph de Radclyffe was himself father of Sir Ralph Radclyffe, of Smithills, an ancestor of H.R.H. Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother, through two different lines.[3]

2.  Elizabeth Radclyffe, died 1432 and buried in St. Nicholas’ Chapel of Trafford, Manchester, having married (2) Sir Ralph Stavely.[4] She married by 1389,  Henry Trafford (III), lord of Trafford, in Manchester, co. Lancaster, born 1353-68, died 1395.


Notes

1V.C.H. Lancashire 5:13 n. 21; Roskell, The Knights of the Shire for the County Palatine of Lancaster, 1377-1460, 83-7.
2For her identification see Roskell, The Knights of the Shire for the County Palatine of Lancaster, 131.
3Paget, 2:415 (bis).
4V.C.H. Lancashire 4:332 n. 43; Roskell, The Knights of the Shire for the County Palatine of Lancaster, 1377-1460, p. 110 (s.v. Sir Ralph Staveley).

 


Byron

Richard Byron = Joan Colewick
 | 
John Byron = Marjory Booth
 | 
Elizabeth Byron = Thomas Assheton
 | 
Elizabeth Assheton = John Trafford
 | 
Edmund Trafford = Margaret Savage
 | 
Margaret Trafford = Thomas Gerard
 | 
Sir Thomas Gerard (Jr.) = Jane Legh
 | 
Katherine Gerard = William Torbock
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  Richard Byron, Knt., of Clayton.[1] He married by 1387, Joan Colewick, daughter and coheiress of William Colewick.[2]

2.  John Byron, Knt., of Clayton, M.P. (1428), born about 1387, died about 1460. In his youth he was a ward of Sir John Assheton (whose son Thomas would later marry John Byron’s daughter Elizabeth).[3] He and his wife were ancestors of H.M. Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother, in several different lines.[4] He married Marjory Booth, daughter of John Booth, of Barton, by the latter’s second wife, Joan, daughter of Sir Henry Trafford.

3.  Elizabeth Byron. she married Thomas Assheton, “The Alchemist,” born about 1403 (aged 25 years at his father’s death in 1428), living 1446.


Notes

1Paget, 2:472.
2Paget, 2:472.
3History of Parliament, 1386-1421; Joseph Gaston Baillie Bulloch, A History and Genealogy of the families of Bayard, Houstoun of Georgia, and the descent to the Bolton family from Assheton, Byron, and Hulton of Hulton Park (Washington, 1919), 54; Paget, 2:472.
4Paget, 2:445, 451, 472; additional Byron descents can be traced through the index.

 


Booth

John Booth = Joan Trafford
 | 
Marjory Booth = John Byron
 | 
Elizabeth Byron = Thomas Assheton
 | 
Elizabeth Assheton = John Trafford
 | 
Edmund Trafford = Margaret Savage
 | 
Margaret Trafford = Thomas Gerard
 | 
Sir Thomas Gerard (Jr.) = Jane Legh
 | 
Katherine Gerard = William Torbock
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  John Booth, of Barton.[1] Joan Trafford was his second wife. He married Joan Trafford, daughter of Sir Henry Trafford, of Trafford, by the latter’s wife Margery Ince.[2]

2.  Marjory Booth. She married John Byron, Knt., of Clayton, M.P. (1428), born about 1387, died about 1460, son of Sir Richard Byron, of Clayton, by Joan, daughter and coheiress of William Colewick.


Notes

1Paget, 2:472.
2Paget, 2:472; Emma Florence Cunliffe (ed.), Pages from the life of John Sparling, of Petton (Edinburgh, 1904), chart at end.

 


Savage (line 3)

(continued from Savage, line 1)

John Savage (I) = Margaret Danyers
 | 
John Savage (II) = Maud Swynnerton
 | 
John Savage (III) = Eleanor Brereton
 | 
John Savage (IV) = Katherine Stanley
 | 
Margaret Savage = Edmund Trafford
 | 
Margaret Trafford = Thomas Gerard
 | 
Sir Thomas Gerard (Jr.) = Jane Legh
 | 
Katherine Gerard = William Torbock
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

3.  John Savage (III), Knt., of “Rock Savage” at Clifton, in the parish of Runcorn, co. Chester, died 29 June 1463 (however his stated age at death of 53 years is surely incorrect).[1] He married by 1423,[2] Eleanor (or Elizabeth) Brereton, daughter of William Brereton, Knt., of Brereton, in the parish of Egerton, co. Chester, by his first wife, Anyll, daughter of Hugh Venables, of Kinderton.

4.  John Savage (IV), K.G., of “Rock Savage” at Clifton, in the parish of Runcorn, co. Chester, Knight of the Body, born about 1423 (aged 40 in 1463), died 22 November 1495, aged 73 years, and buried at Macclesfield, co. Chester. He fought in the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. He married Katherine Stanley, heiress of the manor of Camden, daughter of Thomas Stanley, Lord Stanley, by Joan, daughter of Robert Goushill, Knt., of Hoveringham (see Stanley, line 1, above). John Savage and his wife had nine sons and six daughters. Of these, their son Sir John Savage (ancestor of the Baronets Savage, of Rock Savage) was an ancestor of H.R.H. Diana, the late Princess of Wales.[3] This couple was ancestral to Oliver Mainwaring through two different lines:

  • through their daughter, Margaret, below;
  • through their daughter Ellen, wife of Sir Peter Legh.

5.  Margaret Savage, living August 1513 (she outlived her second husband), widow of John Honford or Hondford, of Hondford (d. about 1480), by whom she had issue.[4] She married (as his second wife) after 1480,  Edmund Trafford, Knight of the Bath (1493), lord of the manor of Trafford, in Manchester, co. Lancaster, born about 1453 (aged 36 years at the death of his father in 1489), died 15 August 1513 (or 1514?), son of John Trafford, Knt., by Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Ashton, Knt., of Ashton-under-Lyne, co. Lancaster.


Notes

1Such an age at death would make him only 13 years of age at the time he fathered his son John. Roberts, The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, 348, 358, traces his descent from an illegitimate daughter of Henry II. See also Magna Charta Sureties, line 98A.
2The year of birth of their son John.
3L.F.M. van de Pas, An Introduction to Ancestors of Diana Princess of Wales (Mosman Park, Western Australia: the author, 1998), p. 619.
4Ormerod, 3:644. For one line of descent from them see Neil D. Thompson, “Abell�Cotton�Mainwaring: Maternal ancestry of Robert Abell of Weymouth and Rehoboth, Mass.,” The Genealogist 5 (1984): 158-171; 9 (1988): 89, at pp. 164-65; Roberts, The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, 274.

 


Haydock

Gilbert de Haydock = Sibyl ____
 | 
Joan de Haydock = Piers Legh (II)
 | 
Peter Legh (III) = Margaret Molyneux
 | 
Peter Legh (IV) = Mabel Croft
 | 
Peter Legh (V) = Ellen Savage
 | 
Peter Legh (VI) = Margaret de Tyldesley
 | 
Jane Legh = Sir Thomas Gerard (Jr.)
 | 
Katherine Gerard = William Torbock
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  Gilbert de Haydock, Knt., lord of the manor of Haydock, in the parish of Winwick, co. Lancaster, born about 1357 (aged 30 at his father’s death in 1387), living 1425.[1] He married Sibyl ____, living 1420.

2.  Joan de Haydock, heiress of the manor of Haydock, died 17 January 1439/40, and buried in Sefton Church, who married secondly, Sir Richard Molyneux, of Sefton, co. Lancaster.[2] She married about 1403 (when he and his wife were both children), Piers Legh (II), of Lyme in Handley, co. Chester, and of Haydock, in the parish of Winwick, co. Lancaster, jure uxoris, died 1422 at Paris, son of Peter Legh (I), of Lyme, by Margaret, daughter and heiress of Sir Thomas Danyers, of Bradley and Appleton, co. Chester.


Notes

1V.C.H. Lancashire 4:139.
2V.C.H. Lancashire 3:69; 4:139, esp. n. 28.

 


Molyneux

Richard Molyneux (IV) = Ellen de Urswyck
 | 
Sir Richard Molyneux = Ellen Haryngton
 | 
Margaret Molyneux = Peter Legh (III)
 | 
Peter Legh (IV) = Mabel Croft
 | 
Peter Legh (V) = Ellen Savage
 | 
Peter Legh (VI) = Margaret de Tyldesley
 | 
Jane Legh = Sir Thomas Gerard (Jr.)
 | 
Katherine Gerard = William Torbock
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  Richard Molyneux (IV), lord of the manor of Sefton, co. Lancaster, Knight of the Shire in January 1397, born about 1368, died 27 December 1397.[1] He married (as her first husband) Ellen de Urswyck, daughter of Thomas de Urswyck. She married secondly, James Haryngton (by whom she was also an ancestress of Oliver Mainwaring) and thirdly, Sir John Savage.[2]

2.  Richard Molyneux (V), Knt., of Sefton, co. Lancaster, who served under Henry V in the French wars, and was knighted for distinguished service at the Battle of Agincourt; born 1395 (aged 14 months at his father’s death in December 1397), died ca. 1454 (the DNB says 1459). In 1421 he was appointed steward of the wapentakes of Salford and West Derby, constable of Liverpool castler, and forester in West Derbyshire.[3] His first wife was Joan Haydock, widow of Sir Peter Legh (II), by whom he had issue, including a daughter Catherine, wife of Sir Ralph Radcliffe, who was an ancestress of H.M. Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother.[4] He married (2) Ellen Haryngton, said in the 1567 visitation[5] and in her husband’s entry in the DNB to have been a daughter of Sir William Haryngton of Hombie, Lancashire.” Roskell’s Knights of the Shire for … Lancaster states instead that she was a daughter of Sir James Haryngton, lord of the manor of Wolfage (also known as Brixworth), co. Northampton, Knight of the Shire in 1404,[6] but this man seems to have had only one known wife, Ellen, daughter of Thomas de Urswyck, any daughter of whom would have been Richard Molyneux’s half-sister. This difficulty was kindly brought to our attention by Peter Thompson.

3.  Margaret Molyneux, died 13 May 1460 at Bradley.[7] She married (1) ca. 1430-32, her step-brother, Peter Legh (III), Knight Banneret, of Lyme in Handley, co. Chester, and of Haydock, in the parish of Winwick, co. Lancaster, born June 1415, died 1478 at Bradley, son of Peter Legh (II) by Joan de Haydock aforesaid.


Notes

1Roskell, The Knights of the Shire for the County Palatine of Lancaster, 1377-1460, 81-3; V.C.H. Lancashire 3:73.
2Roskell, The Knights of the Shire for the County Palatine of Lancaster, 1377-1460, 103 (s.v. James Haryngton); V.C.H. Lancashire 3:69 n. 3.
3DNB; Roskell, The Knights of the Shire for the County Palatine of Lancaster, 1377-1460, 196 (in the account of his brother-in-law, Richard Haryngton); V.C.H. Lancashire 3: 73.
4Paget, 2:415, 253, etc.
5Visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster, 1567 by William Flower (Chetham Society, vol. 81), pp. 103-104.
6She is identified in the account of her brother, Richard Haryngton, in Roskell, The Knights of the Shire for the County Palatine of Lancaster, 1377-1460, 195-8, at p. 196.
7Newtown, House of Lyme, who gives this date correctly in the pedigree chart at the back of the work, makes a most unfortunate slip in her main text, at p. 8, writing that she died “shortly before June 28, 1428, when the writ of diem clausit extremum [was] issued.” This is surely a confusion with her husband’s paternal grandmother, Margaret Danyers.

 


Croft

John de Croft = Mabel ____
 | 
Nicholas Croft = Ellen Boteler
 | 
James Croft = ________
 | 
Mabel Croft = Peter Legh (IV)
 | 
Peter Legh (V) = Ellen Savage
 | 
Peter Legh (VI) = Margaret de Tyldesley
 | 
Jane Legh = Sir Thomas Gerard (Jr.)
 | 
Katherine Gerard = William Torbock
 | 
Margaret Torbock = Oliver Mainwaring (I)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (II) = Prudence Esse
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  John de Croft (III), lord of the manor of Dalton, in Burton-in-Kendal, co. Lancaster, in possession of his lands by 1371, died 31 December 1419. He married (2) Joan ____, who survived him.[1] He married by 1389, Mabel ____, who predeceased her husband.

2.  Nicholas Croft, lord of the manor of Dalton, in Burton-in-Kendal, co. Lancaster, born about 1389 (aged 30 years at the death of his father in 1419), living 1442.[2] He married probably in 1396 (arranged 1383-84),[3] Ellen Boteler, daughter and heiress of John Boteler (living 1385), lord of Marton, in Poulton-le-Fylde, co. Lancaster, presumably by his only known wife Margaret ____.[4]

3.  James Croft, lord of the manor of Dalton, in Burton-in-Kendal, co. Lancaster, and of Yealand Conyers and Leighton, both in Warton, co. Lancaster, died in or before 1457.[5] He married ________.

4.  Mabel Croft, died (testate) 1475.[6] She married by 1455,[7] Peter Legh (IV), died v.p. 1468 at Macclesfield.


Notes

1V.C.H. Lancashire 8:184.
2V.C.H. Lancashire 8:184.
3V.C.H. Lancashire 8:184; 7:241 n. 22.
4V.C.H. Lancashire 7:241, n. 22.
5V.C.H. Lancashire 8:184; Brice Clagett, posting to soc.gen.medieval dated 17 Jul 2000 <http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/GEN-MEDIEVAL/2000-07/0963848654>, citing Nicholas Carlisle, Notices of the Ancient Family of Croft, of the Counties of Lancaster, and York (1841).
6V.C.H. Lancashire 8:184-5.
7The birthdate of their son Peter.

 


Doddiscombe

John Doddiscombe = Johanna Peverel
 | 
Emma Doddiscombe = John Pollard (I)
 | 
Walter Pollard (I) = Elizabeth Carnewe
 | 
John Pollard (II) = Alianor de Copleston
 | 
Walter Pollard = Joan Barnes (or Baron)
 | 
Richard Pollard = Margaret Cokeworthy
 | 
Anthony Pollard = Petronell Chudleigh
 | 
Joanna Pollard = Nicholas Ashe (or Esshe)
 | 
Richard Esshe = Prudence Rudgeley
 | 
Henry Esse = Loveday Moyle
 | 
Prudence Esse = Oliver Mainwaring (II)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  John Doddiscombe.[1] He married Johanna Peverel.

2.  Emma Doddiscombe, her father’s coheiress. She married John Pollard (I), of Waye and Horwood, Devon.


Note

1John Y. Rowe, “Descendants of Thorvaldr or Turold on the Bayeux Tapestry of special Canadian interest,” Families 18:53, calls him “Sir John Doddescombe [sic],” but he is not listed in Shaw’s Knights of England.

 


Copleston

Adam de Copleston = Alice de Ferrers
 | 
John de Copleston = Katherine de Graas
 | 
Alianor de Copleston = John Pollard (II)
 | 
Walter Pollard = Joan Barnes (or Baron)
 | 
Richard Pollard = Margaret Cokeworthy
 | 
Anthony Pollard = Petronell Chudleigh
 | 
Joanna Pollard = Nicholas Ashe (or Esshe)
 | 
Richard Esshe = Prudence Rudgeley
 | 
Henry Esse = Loveday Moyle
 | 
Prudence Esse = Oliver Mainwaring (II)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

The Copleston ancestry is treated, very briefly, in Joseph Foster, A revised genealogical account of the various families descended from Francis Fox, of St. Germans, Cornwall (London, 1872), 25. The Pollard pedigree in the 1564 Visitation of Devon, p. 170, calls her “Eleanor, daughter of John Copleston,” while the Copleston pedigrees therein fail to mention her. Vivian’s Visitations of Cornwall (1887), 372, calls the wife of John Pollard “Elianor, son [sic!] of John Coplestone of Coplestone.” These are the accounts accepted by John Y. Rowe in “Descendants of Thorvaldr or Turold on the Bayeux Tapestry of special Canadian interest,” Families, 18:53, and we are inclined to concur. According to Charles E.H. Chadwyck Healey, The History of the part of West Somerset comprising the parishes of Luccombe, Selworthy, Stoke Pero, Porlock, Culbone, and Oare (London, 1901), 104-5, Vivian’s Devonshire Families, to which we have not had access, makes Alianor a daughter of Adame de Copleston, of Copleston, but it would appear that a generation has been omitted here.

1.  Adam de Copleston, of Copleston, in the parish of Colebroke, Devon, born about 1310, living 29 November 1384. He married Alice de Ferrers, daughter of Sir John de Ferrers, of Churston Ferrers, Devon.

2.  John de Copleston, of Coplestone, in the parish of Colebroke, Devon, said to have died 1433. His sister, Alice, wife of Thomas Bamfield, was an ancestress of the Trowbridge family of New England.[1] He married Katherine de Graas, daughter (and heiress?) of Sir John Grass, of Teign Grace, near Torquay, Devon, and possibly the widow of John Affeton, of Affeton, Devon.

3.  Alianor de Copleston, died (apparently v.p.) 21 September 1430, and buried in the south aisle of the parish church of St. Giles-in-the-Wood, near Great Torrington, Devon, where a brass monument to her survived in 1979. She married John Pollard (II), of Waye and Horwood, Devon, died shortly before 10 April 1477 (the date of his inquistion post mortem), at what must have been an extremely advanced age. He was a son of Walter Pollard (I), of Waye and Horwood, by Elizabeth, daughter of William Carnewe.


Note

1Charles Fitch-Northen, “The Trowbridge Ancestry,&148, The Genealogist 9 (1988): 3-39, which presents a valuable account of the Copleston and Ferrs families at pp. 18-19; AR7, line 246G.

 


Ferrers

John de Ferrers = ________
 | 
Alice de Ferrers = Adam de Copleston
 | 
John de Copleston = Katherine de Graas
 | 
Alianor de Copleston = John Pollard (II)
 | 
Walter Pollard = Joan Barnes (or Baron)
 | 
Richard Pollard = Margaret Cokeworthy
 | 
Anthony Pollard = Petronell Chudleigh
 | 
Joanna Pollard = Nicholas Ashe (or Esshe)
 | 
Richard Esshe = Prudence Rudgeley
 | 
Henry Esse = Loveday Moyle
 | 
Prudence Esse = Oliver Mainwaring (II)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  John de Ferrers, Knt., of Churston Ferrers, near Brixham, Devon. He married ________.

2.  Alice de Ferrers. She married Adam de Copleston, of Copleston, in the parish of Colebroke, Devon, born about 1310, living 29 November 1384.


 


Graas

John de Graas = Eva [?] de Briwere
 | 
Katherine de Graas = John de Copleston
 | 
Alianor de Copleston = John Pollard (II)
 | 
Walter Pollard = Joan Barnes (or Baron)
 | 
Richard Pollard = Margaret Cokeworthy
 | 
Anthony Pollard = Petronell Chudleigh
 | 
Joanna Pollard = Nicholas Ashe (or Esshe)
 | 
Richard Esshe = Prudence Rudgeley
 | 
Henry Esse = Loveday Moyle
 | 
Prudence Esse = Oliver Mainwaring (II)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  John de Graas, of Teign Grace, near Torquay, Devon, created a Knight of the Bath 19 April 1326.[1] He married Eva [?] de Briwere.

2.  Katherine de Graas, said to have been her father’s heiress. She may have been the widow of John Affeton, of Affeton, Devon.[2] She married John de Copleston, of Coplestone, in the parish of Colebroke, Devon, said to have died 1433, son of Adam de Copleston, of the same place, by Alice, daughter of Sir John de Ferrers, of Churston Ferrers.


Notes

1Shaw, Knights of England, 1:123.
2But if so she may not have been his only wife; cf. 1564 Visitation of Devon, ed. Colby (1881), p. 192.

 


Cokeworthy

John Cokeworthy (II) = Margery ____
 | 
John Cokeworthy = Thomasine Chichester
 | 
Margaret Cokeworthy = Richard Pollard
 | 
Anthony Pollard = Petronell Chudleigh
 | 
Joanna Pollard = Nicholas Ashe
 | 
Richard Esshe = Prudence Rudgeley
 | 
Henry Esse = Loveday Moyle
 | 
Prudence Esse = Oliver Mainwaring (II)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  John Cokeworthy (II), of Yarnscombe, near Barnstaple, Devon, M.P. for Barnstaple in 1421, 1423, 1429, and 1435, conveyed lands to his son John by February 1456, died by 1467. He served as Collector of customs and subsidies at Plymouth and other places, was a tax collector, Escheator for Devon and Cornwall, Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, and Sheriff of Cornwall (1455-56).[1] He married Margery ____.

2.  John Cokeworthy (III), of Yarnscombe, near Barnstaple, Devon, escheator of Devon in 1430 and 1440.[2] He was conveyed his father’s lands by February 1456, and made a freeman of the Borough of Launceston in 1467.[3] His heir was his son Nicholas, died 1498.[4] We are not absolutely certain that Thomasine Chichester was his only wife, and therefore mother of his daughter Margaret, but as he must have married rather early in life, and as she outlived him, it seems likely that this was indeed the case.[5] He married by 1455,[6] Thomasine Chichester, daughter of Sir John Chichester, of Raleigh, Devon, by Alice, daughter and heiress of John Wotton.[7] She married (2) before 12 January 1497, Thomas St. Maur.

3.  Margaret Cokeworthy,[8] living 12 March 1501.[9] Her sister Alice, wife of John Cobleigh, was an ancestress of the wife of Matthew Allyn, of Windsor, Connecticut,[10] while her sister Thomasine, wife of Nicholas Stukeley, was an ancestress of the wife of the Rev. John Maverick, of Dorchester, Massachusetts.[11] She married Richard Pollard, of Waye, Devon, died 19 July 1503, seised of several manors in Devonshire; son of Walter Pollard by Joan, daughter and heiress of Roger Barnes, of “Barnshill” [i.e. Barnhill in the parish of Malpas, co. Chester?]. His inquisition post mortem names his wife Margaret, but does not indicate whether she was then alive.[12]


Notes

1The History of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1386-1421, 4 vols., 2:621-2.
2See under AR7, 246F/37.
3See the sketch of his father in The History of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1386-1421, 4 vols., 2:621-2.
4Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry VII, vol. 2, no. 228, q.v. for a description of his lands.
5She is indicated as mother of his daughters Thomasine and Alice in AR7, entries 25/34 and 261/39.
6On 12 January 1497 (15 Edw. IV), her son, Nicholas Cockworthy, then “aged 42 and more,” testified at an inquisition as to the age of Thomas Stukeley [son of his sister Thomasine; see AR7, entry 261/39; Magna Charta Sureties, 5th ed., entry no. 90A/11], that the child had been held at its baptism by “Thomasine late the wife of Thomas Seyntmawre, knt., mother of the said Nicholas.”
7In the Stewkeley pedigree in the 1564 Visitation of Devon, p. 193, she is specifically called “Thomazine, died of John Chichester & Alys Wotton.” The pedigree of the Chichesters of Raleigh therein begins too late to cover this couple. Her parents are treated (but without mention of her) in Sir Alexander Palmer Bruce Chichester, Bart., History of the family of Chichester, from A.D. 1086 to 1870 (London, 1871), 22-25.
8The name is often found as Cockworthy in modern works, but respecting the present family, such as spelling is an anachronism.
9She is mentioned as being alive on this date in her husband’s i.p.m. Her parentage is shown (incidentally) in one of the pedigrees of Stewkeley (the family of her brother-in-law) in the 1564 Visitation of Devon, ed. Colby (1881), p. 193.
10AR7, lines 34, 52.
11AR7, line 261.
12Calendar of Inquisitons Post Mortem, Henry VII, vol. 3, no. 794.

 


Chichester

John Chichester (I) = Thomasine Raleigh
 | 
John Chichester (II) = Alice Wotton
 | 
Thomasine Chichester = John Cokeworthy
 | 
Margaret Cokeworthy = Richard Pollard
 | 
Anthony Pollard = Petronell Chudleigh
 | 
Joanna Pollard = Nicholas Ashe
 | 
Richard Esshe = Prudence Rudgeley
 | 
Henry Esse = Loveday Moyle
 | 
Prudence Esse = Oliver Mainwaring (II)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  John Chichester (I), of Raleigh (in the parish of Pilton, Devon) jure uxoris, born about 1365, died by 1399. He married in 1384 (?), Thomasine Raleigh, died 7 August 1402 (inquisition post mortem, 4 Hen. IV), and probably buried in the parish church of Arlington, near Barnstaple, Devon, daughter and sole heiress of Sir John Raleigh, of Raleigh, in the parish of Pilton, Devon. She married (2) Sir William Talbot.

2.  John Chichester (II), Knt., of Raleigh, in the parish of Pilton, Devon, born about 1386 (aged 16 years at his mother’s death in August 1402), died 14 December 1437 (inquisition post mortem taken 12 March 1437/8). He is listed amongst the lance-bearers present at the Battle of Agincourt, in the retinue of the Sieur de Harrington, in 1415.[1] He married by 1424, Alice Wotton, who predeceased her husband, daughter and heiress of Sir John Wotton, of Widworthy, Devon, apparently by Engaret (or Engelesia), daughter and heiress of Walter Dymoke.[2]

3.  Thomasine Chichester, who married (2) before 12 January 1497, Thomas St. Maur.[3] She married by 1455,[4] John Cokeworthy (III), of Yarnscombe, near Barnstaple, Devon, escheator of Devon in 1430 and 1440, son of John Cokeworthy (II), of the same place, by his wife Margery ____.


Notes

1Sir Alexander Palmer Bruce Chichester, Bart., History of the family of Chichester, from A.D. 1086 to 1870 (London, 1871), 22-25.
2Pedigrees of some of the Emperor Charlemagne’s descendants, 1:105-6; AR7, line 52, which however flatly contradicts one of its cited sources on the subject of Alice’s maternity, namely A.P.B. Chichester, History of the Family of Chichester (1871), 22-23.
3In the Stewkeley pedigree in the 1564 Visitation of Devon, p. 193, she is specifically called “Thomazine, died of John Chichester & Alys Wotton.”
4On 12 January 1497 (15 Edw. IV), her son, Nicholas Cockworthy, then “aged 42 and more,” testified at an inquisition as to the age of Thomas Stukeley [son of his sister Thomasine; see AR7, entry 261/39; Magna Charta Sureties, 5th ed., entry no. 90A/11], that the child had been held at its baptism by “Thomasine late the wife of Thomas Seyntmawre, knt., mother of the said Nicholas.”

 


Wotton

William Wotton = Gundred Wyger
 | 
John Wotton = Engaret Dymoke
 | 
Alice Wotton = John Chichester (II)
 | 
Thomasine Chichester = John Cokeworthy
 | 
Margaret Cokeworthy = Richard Pollard
 | 
Anthony Pollard = Petronell Chudleigh
 | 
Joanna Pollard = Nicholas Ashe
 | 
Richard Esshe = Prudence Rudgeley
 | 
Henry Esse = Loveday Moyle
 | 
Prudence Esse = Oliver Mainwaring (II)
 | 
Oliver Mainwaring (III) = Hannah Raymond

1.  William Wotton. He married Gundred Wyger, daughter and coheiress of Thomas Wyger, of co. Devon, and his wife Christian.

2.  John Wotton, feudal lord of of Widworthy, Devon.[1] He married by 8 March 1408/9, Engaret Dymoke, daughter and heiress of Walter Dymoke.

3.  Alice Wotton, who predeceased her husband.[2] She married by 1424, John Chichester (II), Knt., of Raleigh, in the parish of Pilton, Devon, born 1386 (aged 16 years at his mother’s death in August 1402), died 14 December 1437 (inquisition post mortem taken 12 March 1437/8).


Notes

1For his ancestry see AR7, line 52. Pedigrees of some of the Emperor Charlemagne’s Descendants, 1:105-6, skips the two generations of the pedigree immediately prior to John Wotton, and attributes to him a descent from Isabel de Vermandois which AR rejects for lack of proof. As is so often the case with that highly unreliable work, the pedigree fails even the most rudimentary test of chronological plausibility, implying, for the persons in its generations 11 through 20, with nearly half the steps in the descent running through females, an average generation length of over 34 years!
2Pedigrees of some of the Emperor Charlemagne’s descendants, 1:105-6; AR7, line 52, which however flatly contradicts one of its cited sources on the subject of Alice’s maternity, namely Sir Alexander Palmer Bruce Chichester, Bart., Chichester, History of the Family of Chichester (1871), 22-23.

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