Friday, August 28, 2015

Some Edward III Descents for Hon. George William Petre (1766-1797)

It's great to be blogging again after a pause of two months, longer than I had originally anticipated. Continuing with the intermarriages of the Corby Castle branch of the Howard family with the family of the Barons Petre of Writtle, both staunchly Catholic, we have the youngest daughter of Henry Howard of Corby Castle (1757-1842) & his 2nd wife Catherine Mary Neave (1770-1849):
Henry William Petre of Dunkenhalgh Hall

ADELA MARIA HOWARD, born March 1805 at Corby Castle, Wetheral, Cumberland, christened 31 March 1805 at Holy Trinity Church, Wetheral; married 20 April 1830, as his second wife, her first cousin, HENRY WILLIAM PETRE of Dunkenhalgh Hall (born 23 April 1791 at Marylebone, London; died 26 November 1852 at Portman Square, Westminster, buried St Mary Catholic Chapel, Enfield, Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire), and died as a result of childbirth 9 September 1833 at Grosvenor Square, London, buried St Mary Catholic Chapel, Enfield, having had issue, three sons:

1) EDWARD HENRY PETRE, of Whitley Abbey, Warwickshire, born 21 February 1831 at St George Hanover Square, London; married 29 October 1857 at Rugby, Warwickshire, Lady Gwendoline Elizabeth Talbot (1836-1910), and died 21 November 1902 at Chelsea, London, buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry, Warwickshire, having had issue (covered by Ruvigny on p. 376 of his 1905 Clarence volume).

2) Lt. OSWALD PETRE, born 15 August 1832 at London; Lieutenant 6th Dragoon Guards; died unmarried 25 November 1855 at Dunkenhalgh Hall, buried St Mary Catholic Chapel, Enfield.

3) HUBERT REGINALD PETRE, born 3 September 1833 at Grosvenor Square, died nineteen days later 22 September 1833 at Grosvenor Square, buried St Mary Catholic Chapel, Enfield.
Dunkenhalgh Hall is a 5-star hotel today
Dunkenhalgh Hall, in the parish of Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire, was the seat of the Walmesley family for over a hundred years, since the 1580s, when it was acquired by the attorney and judge Sir Thomas Walmesley (c.1537-1612). The last male of the family, Francis Walmesley (1696-1711) died unmarried, a minor aged 14, and the manor was inherited by his only sister, the 13-year-old Catherine Walmesley, who was married the following year to the 22-year-old 7th Baron Petre. Widowed just a year later, Catherine married again, in 1733, to the 15th Baron Stourton, whom she also survived. After her death in 1785, per her own request, Dunkenhalgh Hall was inherited by Hon. George William Petre, the 9-year-old second son of her grandson the 9th Baron Petre.

The young Hon. George Petre had also been designated to inherit the manor of Bellhouse, in the parish of Stanford Rivers, Essex, which had come back to the Baron Petre in 1762, at the failure of the male line of a younger branch of the family, which had been seated there since 1628. He held both manors at his early death in 1797 at age 31, leaving a widow, the former Maria Howard of Corby Castle (1762-1837), with their four surviving children, three sons and a daughter. The eldest son was Henry William Petre who made Dunkenhalgh Hall his chief seat, and who married as his second wife, his first cousin Adela Maria Howard, above.
9th Baron Petre - see Generation A16

Hon. George is a 5-generation descendant of King Charles II (see Line C below at Generation C13). Following are five additional lines of descent for him from Edward III, all thru his father the 9th Baron Petre, which are not yet in the Genealogics or Roglo databases.

Edward III had a third surviving son
A1) John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399) m. 3) Katherine Roet (c.1350-1403), and had
A2) Lady Joan Beaufort (1377-1440) m. 2) Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland (1364-1425), and had two sons A3 & D3 (see below)
A3) Richard Neville, 1st Earl of Salisbury (c.1398-1460) m. Alice Montagu 
(1406-1462, descended from Edward I), and had a dau A4 & a son B4 (see below)
A4) Lady Alice Neville (c.1434-aft.1503) m. Henry, 6th Lord Fitzhugh (1429-1472), and had
A5) Elizabeth Fitzhugh (1462-bef.1507) m. 1) Sir William Parr of Kendal (1434-1483), and had
A6) William, 1st Baron Parr of Horton (c.1480-1546) m. Mary Salisbury (1484-1555), and had
A7) Anne Parr (c.1507-by 1540) m. Sir Thomas Tresham of Rushton Hall (by 1500-1559), and had
A8) John Tresham, Heir of Rushton Hall (c.1525-1546) m. Eleanor Catesby (d. 1546), and had
A9) Sir Thomas Tresham of Rushton Hall (1543-1605) m. Muriel Throckmorton (d. 1615, descended from Edward III), and had
A10) Francis Tresham of Rushton Hall (c.1567-1605) m. Anne Tufton, and had
A11) Elizabeth Tresham (c.1594-1647) m. Sir George Heneage of Hainton Hall (d. 1660, descended from Edward I), and had
A12) Bridget Heneage (1630-1662) m. Sir Thomas Clifton, 1st Baronet of Clifton (1628-1694, descended from Edward III), and had
A13) Mary Clifton (c.1660-1730) m. Thomas, 6th Baron Petre (1633-1707, descended from Edward III), and had
A14) Robert, 7th Baron Petre (1690-1713) m. Catherine Walmesley (see B13 below), and had
A15) Robert James, 8th Baron Petre (1713-1742) m. Lady Anna Maria Barbara Radcliffe (see C14 below), and had
A16) Robert Edward, 9th Baron Petre (1742-1801) m. Anne Howard (1742-1787, descended from James II), and had
A17) Hon. George William Petre of Bellhouse (1766-1797) m. Maria Howard of Corby Castle

B4) John Neville, Marquess Montagu (c.1431-1471) m. Isabel Ingaldesthorpe (1441-1476, descended from Edward I), and had
Elizabeth (née Browne), Countess of Worcester
- see Generation B6
B5) Lady Lucy Neville (1468-1534) m. 2) Sir Anthony Browne of Calais (1443-1506, descended from Edward I), and had a dau B6 & a son C6 (see below)
B6) Elizabeth Browne (c.1502-1565) m. Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester (c.1496-1549, descended from Edward III), and had
B7) Lady Lucy Somerset (1523-1583) m. John Neville, 4th Lord Latimer (1520-1577, descended from Edward III), and had
B8) Elizabeth Neville (1550-1630) m. 1) Sir John Danvers of Dauntsey (1540-1594, descended from Edward I), and had
B9) Eleanor Danvers (c.1583-1601) m. Thomas Walmesley of Dunkenhalgh Hall (1584-1642), and had
B10) Sir Thomas Walmesley, Heir of Dunkenhalgh Hall (1600-1637) m. Juliana Molyneux (c.1598-1668, descended from Edward I), and had
B11) Richard Walmesley of Dunkenhalgh Hall (1627-1679) m. Mary Fromond (d. 1687), and had
B12) Bartholomew Walmesley of Dunkenhalgh Hall (d. 1701) m. Dorothy Smyth (see D11 below), and had
B13) Catherine Walmesley (1698-1785) m. 1) Robert, 7th Baron Petre (see A14 above)

C6) Sir Anthony Browne of Cowdray Park (c.1500-1548) m. Alice Gage (d. 1540), and had
C7) Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu (1528-1592) m. 1) Lady Jane Radcliffe (1532-1552, descended from Edward III), and had
C8) Hon. Anthony Browne (1552-1592) m. Mary Dormer (c.1553-1637), and had
C9) Anthony Maria Browne, 2nd Viscount Montagu (1574-1629) m. Lady Jane Sackville (d. 1651, descended from Edward I), and had
C10) Hon. Frances Browne (c.1612-1657) m. John Blomer of Hatherop Castle (d. 1638), and had
C11) Mary Blomer (1634-1709) m. 2) Sir John Webb, 2nd Baronet of Odstock (c.1630-1700, descended from Edward III), and had
Anna Maria (née Webb), Countess of Derwentwater
- see Generation C13
C12) Sir John Webb, 3rd Baronet of Odstock (c.1670-1745) m. 1) Hon. Barbara Bellasis (c.1673-1740, descended from Edward III), and had
C13) Anna Maria Webb (1693-1723) m. James Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater (1689-1716, grandson of Charles II), and had
C14) Lady Anna Maria Barbara Radcliffe (1716-1760) m. Robert James, 8th Baron Petre (see A15 above)

D3) Edward Neville, 3rd Lord Abergavenny (c.1417-1476) m. 1) Lady Elizabeth Beauchamp (1415-1448, descended from Edward III), and had
D4) George Neville, 4th Lord Abergavenny (1440-1492) m. 1) Margaret Fenne (c.1444-1485), and had
D5) Sir Edward Neville of Addington Park (by1482-1538) m. Eleanor Windsor (d. 1531, descended from Edward I), and had
D6) Frances Neville (c.1525-1599) m. 1) Sir Edward Waldegrave of Sudbury (c.1517-1561), and had a dau D7 & a son E7 (see below)
Frances (née Neville) Waldegrave
- see Generation D6
D7) Magdalen Waldegrave (c.1560-1598) m. John Southcote of Albery Place (1553-1637), and had
D8) Edward Southcote of Albery Place (1587-1652) m. Elizabeth Seborne (descended from Edward I), and had
D9) Katherine Southcote (d. 1672) m. Sir John Smyth of Crabbett (1591-1662, descended from Edward I), and had
D10) John Smyth of Crabbett (b. c.1652) m. 1) Dorothy Weston (see E10 below), and had
D11) Dorothy Smyth m. Bartholomew Walmesley of Dunkenhalgh Hall (see B12 above)

E7) Nicholas Waldegrave of Borley Hall (c.1555-1621) m. Katherine Browne (b. 1565, descended from Edward I), and had
E8) Frances Waldegrave (c.1590-1645) m. Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland (1577-1635), and had
E9) Hon. Nicholas Weston of Covent Garden (1611-1656) m. Margaret ---[*], and had
E10) Dorothy Weston (1653-1679) m. John Smyth of Crabbett (see D10 above)

[*] Aside from the first name of 'Margaret', I've been unable to further identify the wife of Hon. Nicholas Weston. If anyone knows more details, I'd be eager to learn them.

The above lines should complete all of the known Edward III descents for the 9th Baron Petre.

My next post will cover the Edward III descents of Elizabeth Anne Glynn, the first of the three wives of Henry William Petre of Dunkenhalgh Hall.

Cheers,                                     ------Brad

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ruvigny Addition: Anne of Exeter Descent for Daisy Ashford (1881-1972)

Daisy Ashford in 1919
Reportedly the inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald giving the first name 'Daisy' to the female lead of his novel The Great Gatsby, Daisy Ashford was a child prodigy at the tail end of the Victorian era, with a  bio in ODNB, Wikipedia, and a rather good online one, here. Born Margaret Mary Julia Ashford on 7 April 1881 at Elm Lodge, Petersham, Surrey, her family soon called her 'Daisy' after the string of daisies her elder half-brother placed on her at her christening. She wrote a novella The Young Visiters in 1890, when she was nine years old. After her mother's death in 1917, Daisy found the manuscript amongst her mother's papers, and it was published in 1919, with a preface by James M. Barrie.  Mixing sophistication with childlike innocence, rich descriptions with poor spelling and unintentional humour, the novella was an immediate success, reprinted eighteen times in the first year of publication, and made a mini-celebrity out of its author, now a middle-aged woman aged 38. Shy and unworldly, Daisy was overwhelmed by fame, and a few months later, on 9 January 1920, wedded a Norfolk farmer, James Patrick Devlin (1891-1956), ten years her junior, whom she had met while working at a Catholic soldiers' club in Bexhill, Sussex. Daisy never pursued writing as an adult, instead retreating into obscurity, a quiet marriage, and her family of two sons and two daughters. She spent her final years living with her daughter in the Norwich suburb of Hellesdon, where she died on 15 January 1972, at age 90.
Elm Lodge in Petersham, Surrey. Birthplace of Daisy Ashford.
Through her ancestress Maria Howard of Corby Castle, Daisy Ashford has several lines of descent from Edward III, including a 15-generation one from Anne, Duchess of Exeter, sister of Edward IV and Richard III, as so.

Edward III had a second surviving son
1) Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence (1338-1368) m. 1) Lady Elizabeth de Burgh (1332-1363, descended from Edward I), and had
3rd Duke of York -
see Generation 5
2) Lady Philippa of Clarence (1355-1377) m. Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March (1352-1381), and had
3) Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March (1374-1398) m. Lady Alianore Holland (1370-1405, descended from Edward I), and had
4) Lady Anne Mortimer (1388-1411) m. Richard of York, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (1385-1415, descended from Edward III), and had
5) Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York (1411-1460) m. Lady Cecily Neville (1415-1495, descended from Edward III), and had
6) Lady Anne Plantagenet of York (1439-1476) m. 2) Sir Thomas St Leger (by 1438-1483), and had
7) Anne St Leger (1475-1526) m. George Manners, 11th Lord Ros (1470-1513, descended from Edward I), and had
8) Katherine Manners m. Sir Robert Constable of Everingham (by 1495-1558), and had
9) Sir Marmaduke Constable of Everingham (d. 1574) m. Jane Conyers (d. 1558, descended from Edward III), and had
10) Katherine Constable (c.1556-1579) m. Sir Robert Stapleton of Wighill (1547-1606), and had
11) Jane Stapleton (c.1576-1656) m. Christopher Wyvill, Heir of Constable Burton (1562-1614, descended from Edward III), and had
12) Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, 2nd Baronet of Constable Burton (d. 1648) m. Isabel Gascoigne (b. 1595, descended from Edward III), and had
13) Grace Wyvill (d. aft.1678) m. George Witham of Cliffe Hall (c.1629-1703, descended from Edward III), and had
14) John Witham of Cliffe Hall (1652-aft.1707) m. 1) Elizabeth Standish (d. by 1688, descended from Edward III), and had
15) William Witham of Cliffe Hall (1678-1723) m. Anne Lawson (descended from Edward III), and had
16) Henry Witham of Cliffe Hall (1712-1771) m. Catherine Meaburne (1715-1803, descended from Edward III), and had
Maria (née Espinasse) Ashford
- see Generation 19
17) Anne Witham (1734-1794) m. Philip Howard of Corby Castle (1730-1810, descended from Edward III), and had
18) Maria Howard (1762-1837) m. 2) Henry William Espinasse of Heatham Lodge (1760-1845), and had
19) Maria Cordelia Espinasse (1802-1882) m. William Ker Ashford of Elm Lodge (1805-1863), and had
20) William Henry Roxburgh Ashford of Elm Lodge (1837-1912) m. Emma Georgiana Walker (1842-1917, descended from Edward I), and had
21) Margaret 'Daisy' Mary Julia Ashford (1881-1972), child prodigy novelist

Ruvigny has Maria Howard (Generation 18 above) on p. 559 of his Anne of Exeter volume:
"3e. Maria Howard, d. 11 June 1837; m. 1st, 6 Aug. 1786, the Hon. George William Petre, b. 10 Jan. 1766; d. 22 Oct. 1797; 2ndly (? as 2nd wife), 1802, Col. Henry Espinasse.
"See the Clarence Volume, pp. 376-377, Nos. 12944-12969."

But the Clarence Volume only covers Maria Howard's issue by her first husband. Through her second marriage, Maria had three children, and five grandchildren, only one of whom - William Henry Roxburgh Ashford (see Generation 20 above) - had issue of his own. But through all three of William's daughters, with 'Daisy' Ashford the eldest of that talented trio, there are several descendants of Maria Howard's second marriage to Col. Espinasse, living today.

Following are genealogical details for the first three generations of descendants of Maria Howard's second marriage. All of these individuals are additions to Ruvigny.

MARIA HOWARD, born 2 January 1762 at Bath, Somersetshire, married 1st, 16 August 1785, Hon. George William Petre of Bellhouse (1766-1797, descended from Charles II), and had issue. She married 2nd, 10 December 1801 at St Mary Church, Twickenham, Middlesex, Col. Henry William Espinasse of Heatham Lodge, Twickenham (born 1760; died 27 October 1845 at Heatham Lodge, buried 1 November 1845 at St Mary Church, Twickenham), younger son of Isaac Espinasse of Mansfield, co Dublin, Ireland (d. 1815) & his wife Mary Magennis, and died 11 June 1837 at Heatham Lodge, buried St Mary Church, Twickenham, leaving further issue, two daughters and a son (1 to 3):

1) MARIA CORDELIA ESPINASSE, born 13 September 1802, married 20 September 1832 at St Mary Church, Twickenham, William Ker Ashford of Elm Lodge, Petersham, Surrey (born 14 May 1805 at Castle Cary, Somersetshire; died 28 December 1863 at Elm Lodge, buried 4 January 1864 at St Peter Church, Petersham), son of William Ashford of Castle Cary & his wife Arabella Bechinoe, and died 20 March 1882 at Elm Lodge, buried 25 March 1882 at St Peter Church, Petersham, and had issue, one daughter and three sons (1A to 1D):

1A) JULIA ARABELLA CORDELIA ASHFORD, born 1833 at Heatham Lodge, and died unmarried 13 March 1905 at Byam Cottage, Petersham, buried 17 March 1905 at St Peter Church, Petersham.

1B) WILLIAM HENRY ROXBURGH ASHFORD of Elm Lodge, born 31 May 1837 at Heatham Lodge, christened 24 June 1837 at St Mary Church, Twickenham; an official at the War Office; married 1 July 1880 at St Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church, Richmond, Surrey, Emma Georgiana Walker (born 13 August 1842 at Eastwood Hall, Nottinghamshire; died 29 April 1917 at Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex), widow of Henry William Langley of Torquay (d. 1878), and dau of George Walker of Eastwood Hall (1805-1851) & his wife Emma Crawfurd (1818-1865, descended from Edward I), and died 1 July 1912 at Bexhill-on-Sea, having had issue, three daughters (1B1 to 1B3):
William H.R. Ashford, his wife Emma,
and their three daughters c.1885

1B1) MARGARET 'Daisy' MARY JULIA ASHFORD, born 7 April 1881 at Elm Lodge; her novella The Young Visiters written in 1890 when age 9, published in 1919; married 9 January 1920, James Patrick Devlin of Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk (born 1891 at Norwich; died 1956 at Hellesdon), son of James Patrick Devlin of Norwich (c.1860-1938) & his wife Hannah Blazey (b. 1860), and died 15 January 1972 at Hellesdon, having had issue, two sons and two daughters.

1B2) MARIA VERONICA 'Vara' ASHFORD, born 1882 at Petersham, Surrey; studied art; married 20 June 1920, William Hugh Gerard Lowther of Canterbury (born 4 January 1886 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, christened 29 March 1886 at St James Church, Bristol; died 6 November 1947 at Canterbury, Kent), son of Launcelot Gerard Lowther of Folkestone, Kent (1856-1932, descended from Edward III) & his wife Martha Ann Florence Parsons (1861-1943), and died 29 January 1957 at Castillo Hotel Son Vida, Mallorca, Spain, having had issue.

1B3) ANGELA MARY ASHFORD, born 1884 at Elm Lodge; married 1913, Terence George O'Connor of Hastings, Sussex (born 1881 at Wandsworth, Surrey, christened 9 September 1881 at St John Church, Balham, Surrey; died 9 July 1930 at Hastings), son of John Peter O'Connor of Bexhill-on-Sea (1856-1910) & his wife Alice Beatrice Joan Greene (1857-1936), and died 19 March 1968 at Kew Gardens, Surrey, having had issue.

1C) FRANCIS ASHFORD, born 1840, died young 1846.

1D) Lt. HENRY WILLIAM ASHFORD, born 21 January 1842; died unmarried 2 July 1864 at Malta, buried there.
St Mary Church, Twickenham

2) JAMES GEORGE ESPINASSE, born 1803 at Heatham Lodge, christened 22 November 1803 at St Mary Church, Twickenham; died in infancy June 1804 at Heatham Lodge, buried 21 June 1804 at St Mary Church, Twickenham.

3) JULIA MARY ESPINASSE, born 1805; married 10 October 1833 at St Mary Church, Twickenham, as his 1st wife, George Beauchamp Cole of Twickenham (born 6 January 1807 at Twickenham, christened 7 February 1807 at St Mary Church, Twickenham; died 8 December 1881 at Brighton, Sussex), son of Stephen Thomas Cole of Twickenham (1765-1835) & his wife Lady Elizabeth Henriette Stanley (1777-1857, descended from Henry VII), and died as a result of childbirth December 1837 at Twickenham, buried 22 December 1837 at St Mary Church, Twickenham, having had issue, one daughter (3A):

3A) JULIA MARY HENRIETTA COLE, born December 1837 at Twickenham, christened 7 May 1838 at St Mary Church, Twickenham; died unmarried 16 April 1924 at Langley Vale, Epsom, Surrey.

My next post will cover some Edward III descents for Henry William Petre of Dunkenhalgh Hall, Maria Howard's son by her first husband, which are not currently in Leo's Genealogics or the Roglo databases.

Cheers,                                             -------Brad

Saturday, June 20, 2015

RD600 Additions: Agnes Maria (née von Rechberg) Risom & Jeff Risom

Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor
While entering the German descendants of Katherine Mary Howard, wife of Count Ernst von Rechberg of Elkofen Castle, and daughter of the diplomat Sir Henry Francis Howard, scion of the Corby Castle branch of the family, I came across her granddaughter, another fascinating immigrant to the United States, who would make a nice addition to Gary Boyd Roberts's Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants series, especially as she descends from the 17th-century Hapsburg Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II, in addition to the medieval Plantagenet kings of England.

Countess Agnes Frida Katharina Maria Gabriele Josepha von Rechberg was born 10 October 1921 at  Schräbsdorf Castle in Bobolice, Poland, the seat of her mother's family, the Counts Strachwitz von Gross-Zauche ind Camminetz. But she grew up in Bavaria, at Elkofen Castle, which her father Count Wolfgang von Rechberg had inherited from his childless elder brother in 1925. The von Rechberg family were devout Catholics and dismayed by the rise of Nazi Germany. At the end of World War II, Agnes went to work in Munich as a translator for the Arts and Monuments division of the U.S. Army, whose responsibility was to mitigate combat damage, primarily to structures—churches, museums, and other important monuments—as well as to locate movable works of art and other cultural items stolen or otherwise missing. Last year's movie  The Monuments Men by George Clooney, was based on the activities of this division.
Schräbsdorf Castle in Poland, birthplace of Agnes Risom
While serving as a translator for this division, Agnes met and fell in love with Ole Christian Risom, who had served in the Army's ski patrol during the War, and was now a driver for the Monuments Men. Born in Copenhagen, the younger son of architect Sven Risom, Ole moved to Stockholm in the 1930s to learn the publishing business at Bonniers, the Swedish publisher. In 1940, he decided to immigrate to New York, where his elder brother Jens was beginning his career as a furniture designer (Jens Risom would go on to become one of the most influential designers of the mid-20th-century). He was granted permission to travel through occupied Denmark, where he saw his parents, and then went on to Lisbon to board a freighter. After being detained by the British in Trinidad for several weeks he finally reached New York. Ole joined the United States Army after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In love with Agnes von Rechberg, Ole remained in Bavaria after his discharge from the U.S. Army, and the couple wed at Elkofen Castle in 1947. They returned to New York together soon after, first living in Manhattan, then eventually moving out to Long Island. Their three children were all born in the U.S. - Christopher Henry 'Chris' in 1948, Camilla Elisabeth in 1952, and Charles Nicholas 'Nick' in 1962.
Elkofen Castle in Bavaria, the seat of the Counts von Rechberg
Any American who grew up in the 1950s, 60s and 70s is very familiar with the Little Golden Books series of children's books. Ole Risom was the creative force behind that series, serving as vice president and art director of that series from 1952 to 1972. Over the years, Ole was closely associated with Richard Scarry, the author and illustrator whose books have sold more than 100 million copies around the world. They worked together on dozens of books, including 'I Am a Bunny' in 1963,
Little Golden Books
which Ole wrote and Scarry illustrated. Ole also worked with other leading artists in the children's book field, including Dr. Seuss, Jim Henson and Sesame Street books, Stan and Jan Berenstain, Leo Lionni, Laurent de Brunhoff, Charles M. Schulz and Marc Brown. Agnes Risom became a U.S. citizen in 1950, and started up an independent bookstore in Locust Valley, Long Island, called Book Ends Cottage. The couple eventually settled in Roslyn Harbor, which is where they were living when Ole Risom died at age 80 in August 2000. Agnes survived as his widow for nine years, and died 19 May 2009 at Stamford, Connecticut, near the home of her youngest child Nick Risom.

All three of Ole and Agnes Risom's children have children of their own today, and the eldest grandchild, Jeffrey Lee 'Jeff' Risom is an architect with the acclaimed Danish firm Gehl Architects. He focuses on projects in San Francisco and New York, lectures worldwide, and lives with his wife and two young children in
Jeff Risom, architect, grandson of Ole & Agnes Risom
Copenhagen, bringing the Risom family line full circle, back to its roots, and carrying Agnes von Rechberg Risom's descendants into the next generation.

The most recent monarch in Agnes Risom's ancestry is John III Sobieski, King of Poland (1629-1696), but as that monarch is not descended from Edward III, we'll start with the most recent one who is - Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor. In the style of RD600, the line would appear as so:

1. Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor = Maria Anna of Bavaria
2. Maria Anna of Austria = Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria
3. Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria = Henriette Adelaide of Savoy
4. Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria = Teresa Sobieska of Poland
5. Duke Ferdinand Maria Innocenz of Bavaria = Maria Adelheid Fortunata Spaur-Flavon
6. Count Joseph Ferdinand von Salern (illegit.) = Maria Josepha Basselet de La Rosée
7. Countess Adelheid Maria Josepha von Salern = Karl Eligius von Strommer
8. Baroness Anna Maria von Strommer = Johann Adam von Aretin
9. Baron Peter Karl von Aretin = Franziska Antonia Maria Eva von Gumppenberg
10. Baroness Franziska Maria von Aretin = Maximilian Maria von Soden-Fraunhofen
11. Countess Frida Maria von Soden-Fraunhofen = Friedrich Strachwitz von Gross-Zauche und Camminetz
12. Countess Maria Franziska Strachwitz von Gross-Zauche und Camminetz = Wolfgang Franz von Rechberg
13. Countess Agnes Maria von Rechberg (1921-2009), immigrated to New York 1947 = Ole Christian Risom (1919-2000), children's book publisher[*]
14. Christopher Henry Risom (b. 1948) = Celeste S. Farhar
15. Jeffrey Lee Risom (b. 1978), architect, global lecturer

[*] Most online royal genealogy databases do not indicate any issue for Agnes von Rechberg and Ole Risom. Noble Circles by MacGregor Sadolin is the only one I've found that does. Noble Circles does not, however, include Martha Bush-Brown, the wife of Agnes and Ole's younger son Nicholas Risom. She is descended from the renowned Harvard University English literature professor George Lyman Kittredge (1860-1941).

My next post will look in more detail at the von Aretin family, and at Count Joseph Ferdinand von Salern, the illegitimate grandson of the Elector of Bavaria.

Cheers,                              -----Brad

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Edward III Descents for Michael Henry Blount of Mapledurham House (1789-1874)

Michael Henry Blount - the maternal grandfather of Agnes Mary Eyston, second wife of Maj. Charles M.T. Western -  was born 8 August 1789, and died 3 September 1874 at Mapledurham House, Oxfordshire, and is buried in St Margaret Church there.
Hatchment of Michael Henry Blount

He was the son of Michael Blount of Mapledurham House (born 4 July 1743; died 29 October 1821) and his second wife, whom he married 27 August 1787, Catherine Petre (born 20 December 1760 at Bellhouse; died January 1845 at Hampstead).

Catherine was the only surviving child of John Petre of Bellhouse, in the parish of Stanford Rivers, Essex, which had been the seat of a younger branch of the Petre family, descended from the 2nd Baron Petre, for over a hundred and fifty years, since 1628. "In the 17th century and the first half of the 18th Roman Catholic worship was carried on by the Petres at Bellhouse. This was one of the places served by the secret Jesuit mission in eastern England which was founded about 1633 and largely financed by the Petres. The first William Petre of Bellhouse was a servant of Charles I and in 1639 the king personally intervented to prevent him from being prosecuted for recusancy. There was probably a private chapel at Bellhouse, and Roman Catholic worship continued there until after the death of William Petre in 1745. The date when it finally ceased is not certain, but it is unlikely to have continued for long after the death of John Petre in 1762" [VCH Essex 4 (1956)].

John Petre left a will providing "that if he had no sons his estates should pass to Robert, Baron Petre (d. 1801), in trust for Lord Petre's second son, if one should be born to him. Provision was made for any daughters left". His only one, the two-year-old Catherine, became entitled on his 1762 death to a jointure of £4,000 from his estate, while the manor and chief seat of Bellhouse passed to Lord Petre, as per John's will. John's widow oversaw her daughter Catherine's first marriage, at the age of seventeen, 23 February 1778 at St George Church, Bloomsbury, to the 26-year-old scion of an established Catholic family of London goldsmiths and bankers, Francis Wright of Bedford Square (born 1752; died 18 June at Covent Garden, buried 26 June 1786 St Pancras Old Church, London), son of Anthony Wright of Wealdside & his 2nd wife Anne Biddulph (b. 1717, descended from Edward III).
George, Duke of Clarence

Catherine Petre and her son and heir Michael Henry Blount appear on p. 428 of Ruvigny's Clarence volume. Michael Henry has many lines of descent from Edward III. The Clarence one and six others are given below.

Edward III had two sons A1 & G1 (see below)
A1) Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence (1338-1368) m. 1) Lady Elizabeth de Burgh (1332-1363, descended from Edward I), and had
A2) Lady Philippa Plantagenet of Clarence (1355-1377) m. Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March (1352-1381), and had a son A3 &  a dau B3 (see below)
A3) Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March (1374-1398) m. Lady Alianore Holland (1370-1405, descended from Edward I), and had
A4) Lady Anne Mortimer (1388-1411) m. Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (1385-1415, descended from Edward III), and had
A5) Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York (1411-1460) m. Lady Cecily Neville (1415-1495, descended from Edward III), and had
A6) George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence (1449-1478) m. Lady Isabel Neville (1451-1476, descended from Edward III), and had
A7) Margaret Plantagenet, Countess of Salisbury (1473-1541) m. Sir Richard Pole of Medmenham (1459-1504), and had
A8) Henry Pole, Lord Montagu (1492-1539) m. Jane Neville (1494-by 1538, descended from Edward III), and had
A9) Katherine Pole (c.1516-1576) m. Francis Hastings, 2nd Earl of Huntingdon (1514-1560, descended from Edward III), and had
A10) Lady Elizabeth Hastings (c.1555-1621) m. Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Worcester (c.1550-1628, descended from Edward III), and had
A11) Lady Katherine Somerset (1575-1624) m. William, 2nd Baron Petre (1575-1637, descended from Edward III), and had
A12) Hon. William Petre of Bellhouse (1602-1677) m. Lucy Fermor (see G10 below), and had
A13) William Petre of Bellhouse (1630-1686) m. Anne Caldwell (1630-1688), and had
A14) William Petre of Bellhouse (1666-1728) m. 2) Penelope Woolfe, and had
A15) Edward Petre of Chipping Ongar (1705-1742) m. Sarah Keep, and had
A16) John Petre of Bellhouse (1737-1762) m. Frances Manby (see D14 below), and had[*]
A17) Catherine Petre (1760-1845) m. 2) Michael Blount of Mapledurham House (see B16 below), and had
A18) Michael Henry Blount of Mapledurham House (1789-1874), maternal grandfather of Agnes Mary Eyston Western

[*] The entire Petre of Bellhouse line (Generations A12 thru A17 above) can be found in Table L of Ruvigny's Clarence volume.

B3) Lady Elizabeth Mortimer (1371-1417) m. 1) Sir Henry 'Hotspur' Percy (1364-1403), and had a son B4 & a dau F4 (see below)
B4) Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland (1394-1455) m. Lady Eleanor Neville (1403-1472, descended from Edward III), and had two sons B5 & D5 (see below)
B5) Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland (1421-1461) m. Eleanor Poynings (1428-1484, descended from Edward I), and had two daus B6 & C6 (see below)
B6) Lady Margaret Percy (b. c.1447) m. Sir William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe Hall (c.1450-1487, descended from Edward III), and had
B7) Anne Gascoigne (b. c.1482) m. Sir Thomas Fairfax of Gilling Castle (c.1476-1520), and had
B8) Sir Nicholas Fairfax of Gilling Castle (1498-1571) m. 1) Jane Palmes, and had
B9) Mary Fairfax m. Sir Henry Curwen of Workington (1528-1596), and had
B10) Sir Nicholas Curwen of Workington (1550-1604) m. 1) Anne Musgrave (descended from Edward III), and had
B11) Margaret Curwen m. Sir Thomas Strickland of Sizergh Castle (1564-1612, descended from Edward III), and had
B12) Walter Strickland of Nateby (d. aft.1670) m. Anne Crofts (d. bef.1680), and had
B13) Robert Strickland of Catterick (1639-1709) m. Bridget Mannock (d. 1736, descended from Edward III), and had
B14) Mannock John Strickland of Bloomsbury (1683-1744) m. Mary Wright (see C13 below), and had
B15) Mary Eugenia Strickland (d. 1762) m. Michael Blount of Mapledurham House (see E15 below), and had
B16) Michael Blount of Mapledurham House (1743-1821) m. 2) Catherine Petre (see A17 above)

C6) Lady Elizabeth Percy (b. c.1460) m. Henry, 6th Lord Scrope of Bolton (c.1460-1506, descended from Edward I), and had
C7) John Scrope of Spennithorne (c.1496-1547) m. Phyllis Rokeby (d. 1576), and had
C8) Mary Scrope (1534-1607) m. Thomas More of Bamburgh Hall (1531-1606, grandson of St Thomas More & descended from Edward I), and had
C9) Grace More (b. 1568) m. Thomas Greenwood of Brize Norton (d. by 1646), and had
C10) Thomas Greenwood of Brize Norton (1604-1679) m. Mary Wybarne (descended from Edward I), and had
C11) Anne Greenwood (d. 1706) m. Charles Trinder of Bourton-on-the-Water (d. 1719), and had
C12) Eugenia Trinder (d. 1734) m. John Wright of Kelvedon Hall (d. 1731, descended from Edward III), and had
C13) Mary Wright (d. 1750) m. Mannock John Strickland of Bloomsbury (see B14 above)

D5) Sir Ralph Percy (1425-1464) m. Eleanor Acton (d. aft. 1498), and had a son D6 and a dau E6 (see below)
D6) Sir Henry Percy of Dunstanburgh Castle (d. 1486) m. Constance ---, and had
D7) Margery Percy m. Sir Henry Widdrington of Widdrington Castle (d. 1517, descended from Edward I), and had
D8) Sir John Widdrington of Widdrington Castle (1503-1571) m. 2) Agnes Gower (d. 1583), and had
D9) William Widdrington of Berwick m. ---, and had
D10) Elizabeth Widdrington m. Sir William Selby of Winlaton (d. 1649), and had
D11) Sir George Selby, 1st Baronet of Whitehouse (1627-1668) m. Hon. Mary Molyneux (1632-1698, descended from Edward I), and had
D12) Julian Selby (d. 1688) m. Sir Thomas Manby of Downsell Hall (1654-1729, descended from Edward I), and had
D13) Francis Manby of Downsell Hall (1684-1755) m. Anne Hickin (1694-1757), and had
D14) Frances Manby (1729-1787) m. John Petre of Bellhouse (see A16 above)

E6) Margaret Percy m. Ralph Harbottle of Beamish (1453-1504, descended from Edward I), and had
E7) Sir Guiscard Harbottle of Beamish (1485-1513) m. Jane Willoughby, and had
E8) Mary Harbottle (1507-1556) m. Sir Edward Fitton of Gawsworth (d. 1548), and had
E9) Margaret Fitton (c.1542-1612) m. John Englefield of Wootton Bassett (d. 1567), and had
E10) Sir Francis Englefield, 1st Baronet of Wootton Bassett (1562-1651) m. Jane Browne (1575-1650, descended from Edward III), and had
E11) Anthony Englefield of Whiteknights House (1606-1667) m. Susan Ryley (c.1599-1664), and had
E12) Anthony Englefield of Whiteknights House (1637-1712) m. Alice Stokes, and had
E13) Martha Englefield (1663-1743) m. Lyster Blount of Mapledurham House (1654-1710, descended from Edward III & possibly from Edward IV), and had
E14) Michael Blount of Mapledurham House (1693-1739) m. Mary Agnes Tichborne (see F15 below), and had
E15) Michael Blount of Mapledurham House (1719-1792) m. Mary Eugenia Strickland (see B15 above)

F4) Lady Elizabeth Percy (c.1395-1437) m. 1) John, 7th Lord Clifford (1388-1422, descended from Edward I), and had
F5) Mary Clifford (c.1420-by1458) m. Sir Philip Wentworth of Nettlestead (1424-1464), and had
F6) Sir Henry Wentworth of Nettlestead (1448-1499) m. 1) Anne Say (c.1448-aft.1489), and had
F7) Elizabeth Wentworth (c.1482-aft.1545) m. 1) Roger Darcy of Maldon (1478-1508, descended from Edward I), and had
F8) Thomas, 1st Baron Darcy of Chiche (1506-1558) m. 2) Lady Elizabeth Vere (descended from Edward I), and had
F9) John, 2nd Baron Darcy of Chiche (1539-1580) m. Frances Rich, and had
F10) Thomas Darcy, 1st Earl Rivers (1565-1640) m. Mary Kitson (1566-1644), and had
F11) Lady Penelope Darcy (c.1593-1661) m. 1) Sir John Gage, 1st Baronet of Firle (1589-1633, descended from Edward I), and had
F12) Sir Thomas Gage, 2nd Baronet of Firle (c.1612-1654) m. Mary Chamberlain (c.1624-1694, descended from Edward I), and had
F13) Mary Gage (1641-1715) m. Anthony Kempe of Slindon House (1637-1715, descended from Edward I), and had
F14) Mary Kempe (1674-1755) m. Sir Henry Joseph Tichborne, 4th Baronet of Tichborne (d. 1743, descended from Edward III), and had
F15) Mary Agnes Tichborne (c.1697-1777) m. Michael Blount of Mapledurham House (see E14 above)

Mapledurham House
G1) John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399) m. 3) Katherine Roet (c.1350-1403), and had
G2) Lady Joan Beaufort (c.1377-1440) m. 2) Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland (1364-1425), and had
G3) George Neville, 1st Lord Latimer (c.1411-1469) m. Lady Elizabeth Beauchamp (c.1411-1480, descended from Edward I), and had
G4) Sir Henry Neville, Heir of Latimer (c.1435-1469) m. Joan Bourchier (c.1448-1470, descended from Edward III), and had
G5) Richard Neville, 2nd Lord Latimer (1468-1530) m. 1) Anne Stafford (d. by 1521), and had
G6) John Neville, 3rd Lord Latimer (1493-1543) m. 1) Dorothy Vere (d. 1526, descended from Edward I), and had
G7) John Neville, 4th Lord Latimer (1520-1577) m. Lady Lucy Somerset (1523-1583, descended from Edward III), and had
G8) Lucy Neville (1549-1608) m. Sir William Cornwallis of Brome Hall (c.1549-1611, descended from Edward I), and had
G9) Cornelia Cornwallis (c.1583-1654) m. Sir Richard Fermor of Somerton (d. 1643), and had
G10) Lucy Fermor (c.1610-1679) m. Hon. William Petre of Bellhouse (see A12 above)

This concludes my series of posts exploring the ancestry of Maj. Charles Maximilian Thomas Western (1855-1913) and his two wives.

Over the next couple weeks, I'll be focusing on entering into my database the German noble families who married the Howard of Corby Castle ladies, and their descendants. I have one family (von Recum) completed, with two more remaining. There are, to my surprise, some Edward III lines among them, so look for posts on those soon.

Cheers,                         -------Brad

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Edward III Descents for Charles Eyston of Hendred House (1790-1857)

The Eystons inherited, in the mid-15th century, Hendred House, which historically lay within the county of Berkshire, but a boundary change in the 20th century has it today within Oxfordshire. John Eyston of Hendred House (c.1504-1545) was the first to marry into the Edward I bloodline when he took to wife, about 1530, Maud, the youngest daughter of Humphrey Tyrell of Little Warley Hall in Essex. Their grandson William Eyston (d. 1649), and great-grandson William Eyston (1611-1670) also married ladies descended from Edward I.
Eyston Coat of Arms
Sa., three lions rampant, or

The most recent pedigree of the family is the Eyston of East Hendred article in Burke's Landed Gentry 18th edition Volume 1 (1965), pp. 250-251, but by far the most thorough is Pedigree of the Family of Eyston of East Hendred privately printed in 1875.

Charles Eyston of Hendred House, the grandfather of Agnes Mary Eyston, second wife of Maj. Charles M.T. Western, was born 17 May 1790, and died 24 February 1857 in London, buried Kemerton, Gloucestershire. He has eleven separate lines of descent from Edward III, given below.

Edward III had three sons A1, J1 & K1 (see below)
A1) John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399) m. three times, and had two daus A2 & I2 (see below)
A2) Lady Joan Beaufort, by 3rd wife (1377-1440) m. twice, and had a son A3 and four daus E3, F3, G3 & 3 (see below)
1st Earl of Salisbury -
see Generation A3
A3) Richard Neville, 1st Earl of Salisbury, by 2nd husband (c.1398-1460) m. Alice Montagu 
(1406-1462, descended from Edward I), and had a son A4 and a dau D4 (see below)
A4) John Neville, Marquess Montagu (c.1431-1471) m. Isabel Ingaldesthorpe (1441-1476, descended from Edward I), and had two daus A5 & C5 (see below)
A5) Lady Lucy Neville (1468-1534) m. 2) Sir Anthony Browne of Calais (1443-1506, descended from Edward I), and had
A6) Sir Anthony Browne of Cowdray Park (c.1500-1548) m. Alice Gage (d. 1540), and had
A7) Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu (1528-1592) m. 2) Magdalen Dacre (see D7 below), and had
A8) Hon. Elizabeth Browne (c.1557-1631) m. Robert, 1st Baron Dormer of Wing (1552-1616), and had a son A9 and a dau B9 (see below)
A9) Hon. Robert Dormer of Peterley (1590-1656) m. Mary Bannister (1587-1679, descended from Edward I), and had
A10) Anne Dormer (c.1630-1712) m. George Eyston of Hendred House (1636-1691, descended from Edward I), and had
A11) Charles Eyston of Hendred House (1667-1721) m. Winifred Dorothy Fitzherbert (d. 1753), and had
A12) Thomas John Eyston of Hendred House (1713-1795) m. Mary Bruning (1718-1787), and had
A13) Basil Eyston of Hendred House (1749-1817) m. Mary Jane Huddleston (see B15 below), and had
A14) Charles Eyston of Hendred House (1790-1857), grandfather of Agnes Mary Eyston, wife of Maj. Charles M.T. Western

B9) Dorothy Dormer (b. 1577) m. Henry Huddleston of Sawston Hall (see C9 below), and had
Dorothy (née Dormer) Huddleston
- see Generation B9
B10) Col. Henry Huddleston of Sawston Hall (d. 1665) m. Elizabeth Havers, and had
B11) Henry Huddleston of Sawston Hall (c.1658-1713) m. Mary Bostock (1660-1729), and had
B12) Richard Huddleston of Sawston Hall (1682-1717) m. Mary Ayliffe (b. 1682), and had
B13) Richard Huddleston of Sawston Hall (1716-1760) m. Jane Belchier[*1], and had
B14) Richard Huddleston of Gray's Inn (c.1740-1801) m. Sarah Duffkin (1742-1770), and had
B15) Mary Jane Huddleston (1765-1847) m. Basil Eyston of Hendred House (see A13 above)

[*1] Jane Belchier was the daughter of Thomas Belchier of Monmouth and his wife Ursula, daughter of Robert Needham of Hilston Park and his wife Susan, daughter of Turbeville Morgan. It's likely that there are Edward I lines behind Jane, but I'm finding it difficult to trace her ancestry back any further.

C5) Lady Isabel Neville (1470-1516) m. 1) William Huddleston of Sawston Hall (c.1450-by 1508), and had
C6) Sir John Huddleston of Sawston Hall (c.1489-1530) m. Elizabeth Dudley (see F6 below), and had
Henry Huddleston of Sawston Hall
- see Generation C9
C7) Sir John Huddleston of Sawston Hall (1517-1557) m. Bridget Cotton (d. 1578), and had
C8) Sir Edmund Huddleston of Sawston Hall (c.1539-1606) m. Dorothy Beconsall (1538-1615), and had
C9) Henry Huddleston of Sawston Hall (1574-1657) m. Dorothy Dormer (see B9 above)

D4) Lady Katherine Neville (c.1442-1504) m. 2) William, 1st Lord Hastings (1431-1483), and had
D5) Anne Hastings (c.1468-by1512) m. George Talbot, 4th Earl of Shrewsbury (see E5 below), and had
D6) Lady Elizabeth Talbot (c.1507-c.1559) m. William, 3rd Lord Dacre of Gilsland (see G7 below), and had
D7) Magdalen Dacre (1538-1608) m. Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu (see A7 above)

E3) Lady Anne Neville, by 2nd husband (c.1408-1480) m. 1) Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of 
Buckingham (see K3 below), and had
E4) Lady Katherine Stafford (d. 1476) m. John Talbot, 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury (1448-1473, descended from Edward I), and had
E5) George Talbot, 4th Earl of Shrewsbury (1468-1538) m. 1) Anne Hastings (see D5 above)

F3) Lady Katherine Neville, by 2nd husband (c.1399-1483) m. 2) Sir Thomas Strangways (d. by 1443), and had
F4) Joan Strangways (c.1440-1485) m. 1) Sir William Willoughby of Parham (d. 1468), and had
F5) Cecily Willoughby (b. c.1465) m. Edward Sutton, 2nd Lord Dudley (c.1459-1532, descended from Edward I), and had
F6) Elizabeth Dudley (b. c.1497) m. 1) Sir John Huddleston of Sawston Hall (see C6 above)

G3) Elizabeth Ferrers, by 1st husband (1393-1434) m. John, 4th Lord Greystoke (c. 
1390-1436), and had
G4) Ralph, 5th Lord Greystoke (1414-1487) m. 1) Elizabeth Fitzhugh (c.1420-1469), and had
G5) Sir Robert Greystoke, Heir of Greystoke (c.1440-1483) m. 1) Lady Elizabeth Grey (see H5 below), and had
G6) Elizabeth, 6th Lady Greystoke (1471-1516) m. Thomas, 2nd Lord Dacre of Gilsland (1467-1525, descended from Edward I), and had
G7) William, 3rd Lord Dacre of Gilsland (1500-1563) m. Lady Elizabeth Talbot (see D6 below)

H3) Lady Eleanor Neville, by 2nd husband (1403-1472) m. 2) Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland (see J4 below), and had
H4) Lady Katherine Percy (1423-1493) m. Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent (see I4 below), and had
H5) Lady Elizabeth Grey (c.1451-1471) m. Sir Robert Greystoke, Heir of Greystoke (see G5 above)

I2) Lady Elizabeth of Lancaster, by first wife (1364-1425) m. 2) John Holland, 1st Duke of 
Exeter (c.1358-1400, descended from Edward I), and had a dau
Elizabeth, Duchess of Exeter
- see Generation I2
I3) Lady Constance Holland (1386-1437) m. 2) Sir John Grey of Badmondisfield Hall (c.1385-1439, descended from Edward I), and had
I4) Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent (1416-1490) m. Katherine Percy (see 
H4 above)

J1) Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence (1338-1368) m. 1) Elizabeth de Burgh (1332-1363, descended from Edward I), and had
J2) Lady Philippa Plantagenet of Clarence (1355-1377) m. Edmund Mortmer, 3rd Earl of March (1352-1381), and had
J3) Lady Elizabeth Mortimer (1371-1417) m. 1) Sir Henry 'Hotspur' Percy (1364-1403), and had
J4) Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland (1394-1455) m. Lady Eleanor Neville (see H3 above)

K1) Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester (1355-1397) m. Lady Eleanor de Bohun (1366-1399, descended from Edward I), and had
K2) Anne Plantagenet, Countess of Buckingham (1383-1438) m. 2) Edmund, 5th Earl of Stafford (1378-1403, descended from Edward I), and had
K3) Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1402-1460) m. Lady Anne Neville (see E3 above)

Cheers,                                   ------Brad

Edward III/Thomas More/Thomas Cromwell Descents for Maria Teresa (née Metcalfe) Eyston (1791-1848)

Sir Thomas More
The recent television mini-series Wolf Hall, based on the best-selling novel by Hilary Mantel, had me deceived by it's title. Not having read the book, I assumed it would be a look at Henry VIII's reign through the view of the Seymours, since Wolf Hall was their family seat. Instead, it was a contemplative (and at times painfully slow-moving) account of the reign through Thomas Cromwell's point of view. Mark Rylance gave a brilliant, multi-dimensional performance as Cromwell, and Sir Thomas More (played by Anton Lesser) was portrayed as a shrill, arrogant fanatic. This is the complete opposite of the Oscar-winning film adaptation of Robert Bolt's 1960s play A Man For All Seasons, where Paul Scofield plays More as a dignified figure, the most principled man in the room, with Leo McKern's Cromwell a materialistic, hypocritical villain. The television series The Tudors, which I'm very fond of, has what I feel is the most accurate portrayal of the two, with neither More nor Cromwell an all-out hero or an all-out villain.
Thomas Cromwell

The two men have come to symbolize the different religious factions, Catholic and Protestant, that arose when Henry VIII split the Anglican Church off from Rome. Whether or not this is how they were perceived in their own time is for historians to research, but it's certainly how they are being portrayed onscreen today. It's therefore interesting from a genealogical perspective to come across an individual who can claim descent from both men. Agnes Mary (née Eyston) Western is one, with her paternal grandmother Maria Teresa (née Metcalfe) Eyston the gateway link to these two divergent lines.

Maria Teresa Metcalfe was born 6 February 1791 at Bath, and christened there the same day at St Mary Catholic Chapel, Queen's Square. She died 19 March 1848 at the spa town of Leamington, Warwickshire, and was buried at Kemerton, Gloucestershire. She married Charles Eyston of Hendred House on 13 October 1814 at St Mary Catholic Chapel, Queen's Square, Bath. Through her mother Maria Teresa is a 12-generation descendant of George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, and appears on p. 383 of Ruvigny's Clarence volume (1905). Her granddaughter Agnes Mary Eyston is on p. 375 under her other grandmother Hon. Elizabeth Anne Mary (née Petre) Blount, also descended from Clarence.

As the ancestry of Maria Teresa's maternal grandfather Sir George Throckmorton, Heir of Coughton Court, is well-covered in Ruvigny and other sources, I won't repeat his Edward III lines here, and only the Edward III lines for Maria Teresa's maternal grandmother Dame Anna Maria (née Paston) Throckmorton appear below, one of which (Line D) is through Thomas, Lord Cromwell's granddaughter Frances Strode.

In March 1807 on the death of her paternal great-aunt, Dame Mary Augustina (née More), Prioress of the Augustinian Canonesses at Bruges, the 16-year-old Maria Teresa Metcalfe succeeded her as senior representative of St Thomas More.

Following are ten of the many lines of descent from Edward III for Maria Teresa Metcalfe through her two grandmothers.

Edward III had 2 sons A1 & E1 (see below)
A1) Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence (1338-1368) m. 1) Lady Elizabeth de Burgh (1332-1363, descended from Edward I), and had
A2) Lady Philippa Plantagenet of Clarence (1355-1377) m. Edmund Mortmer, 3rd Earl of March (1352-1381), and had
A3) Lady Elizabeth Mortimer (1371-1417) m. 1) Sir Henry 'Hotspur' Percy (1364-1403), and had a son A4 & a dau B4 (see below)
A4) Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland (1394-1455) m. Lady Eleanor Neville (see E3 below), and had
A5) Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland (1421-1461) m. Eleanor Poynings (1428-1484, descended from Edward I), and had
A6) Lady Elizabeth Percy (b. c.1460) m. Henry, 6th Lord Scrope of Bolton (c.1460-1506, descended from Edward I), and had
A7) John Scrope of Spennithorne (c.1496-1547) m. Phyllis Rokeby (d. 1576), and had
Mary (née Scrope) More -
see Generation A8
A8) Mary Scrope (1534-1607) m. Thomas More of Barnburgh Hall (1531-1606, descended from Edward I & grandson of Sir Thomas More, the saint), and had
A9) Cresacre More of Chilston (1572-1649) m. Elizabeth Gage (1585-1610, descended from Edward I), and had
A10) Thomas More of Gobions (1607-1660) m. Mary Brooke (d. 1683), and had
A11) Basil More of Barnburgh Hall (1639-1702) m. Anne Humble (1641-1694), and had
A12) Christopher Cresacre More of Barnburgh Hall (1666-1729) m. Katherine Wharton (d. 1744), and had
A13) Thomas More of Barnburgh Hall (1691-1739) m. Catherine Giffard (see G13 below), and had
A14) Bridget More (c.1735-1797) m. 1) Peter Metcalfe of Glandford Brigg (d. 1757), and had
A15) Thomas Peter Metcalfe of Bath (1756-1793) m. Teresa Throckmorton (see B16 below), and had
A16) Maria Teresa Metcalfe (1791-1848) m. Charles Eyston of Hendred House (1790-1857, descended from Edward III), grandparents of Agnes Mary Eyston

B4) Lady Elizabeth Percy (c.1395-1437) m. 1) John, 7th Lord Clifford (1388-1422, descended from Edward I), and had
B5) Mary Clifford (c.1420-by1458) m. Sir Philip Wentworth of Nettlestead (1424-1464), and had
B6) Sir Henry Wentworth of Nettlestead (1448-1499) m. 1) Anne Say (c.1448-aft.1489), and had two daus B7 & D7 (see below)
B7) Elizabeth Wentworth (c.1482-aft.1545) m. 1) Roger Darcy of Maldon (1478-1508, descended from Edward I), and had two daus B8 & C8 (see below)[*1]
B8) Elizabeth Darcy (d. aft.1563) m. (div.) Sir John Leigh of Stockwell (1502-1564, descended from Edward I), and had
B9) Agnes Leigh m. 1) Sir Thomas Paston of Binham Priory (by1517-1550, descended from Edward I), and had
B10) Edward Paston of Appleton Hall (1550-1630) m. 2) Margery Berney (c.1565-1640, descended from Edward I), and had
B11) William Paston of Appleton Hall (d. 1652) m. Agnes Everard (see I9 below), and had
B12) William Paston of Horton Court (d. 1673) m. Mary Lawson (d. 1679, descended from Edward III)[*2], and had
William Paston of Horton Court
- see Generation B14
B13) John Paston of Horton Court (1669-1737) m. 1) Frances Tichborne (see F12 below), and had
B14) William Paston of Horton Court (1700-1769) m. 1) Mary Courtenay (see C14 below), and had
B15) Anna Maria Paston (1728-1799) m. Sir George Throckmorton, Heir of Coughton Court (1721-1767, descended from Edward III), and had
B16) Teresa Throckmorton (1759-1824) m. Thomas Peter Metcalfe of Bath (see A15 above)

[*1] Kathy Lynn Emerson on her website A Who's Who of Tudor Women makes it clear that the Elizabeth Darcy who married and divorced Sir John Leigh of Stockwell was not the same woman as the Elizabeth Darcy who married Humphrey Colles of Barton Grange (see C8 below). However, if Elizabeth Darcy divorced Humphrey Colles by 1544 when he married his second wife, rather than died, the chronology could work for her to have been the same woman. I've made two different Elizabeth Darcys in my database, but further research is needed.

[*2] Mary Lawson, who died 23 September 1679 at Bath, is a granddaughter of Roger Lawson of Heton Hall (1571-1614) & Dorothy Constable (1580-1632), both descendants of Edward III. Mary Lawson appears on p. 299 of Ruvigny's 1911 Mortimer-Percy volume, married to "(---) Paston of co. Norfolk". Ruvigny was unaware of any issue of the couple, so generations B13 & B14 above are additions to Ruvigny. The best account of this branch of the Paston family is the article 'The Pastons of Horton' by J.N. Langston, in Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Volume 77 (1958). Neither Ruvigny, in his Table XVIII, nor Rev. John William Clay in his Lawson of Brough pedigree in Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, with Additions Volume 2 (1907), have any details on Mary's father James Lawson beyond the fact that he "resided at Scremerston, co. Durham" [sic - Scremerston is in Northumberland, not county Durham], and his wife (Mary's mother) is unidentified.  The Northumberland County History Committee's History of Northumberland series has a pedigree on pp. 392-395 of Volume 13 (1930), which is cited as a source in the ODNB bio of James's mother Dorothy Constable Lawson. It may provide more information on James Lawson of Scremerston, but I'm unable to access that volume here in Vancouver.

C8) Elizabeth Darcy (d. by 1544, but see note [*1] above) m. Humphrey Colles of Barton Grange (by 1510-1571), and had
C9) John Colles of Barton Grange (c.1541-1608) m. 1) Anne Thynne (d. by 1595), and had
C10) Anne Colles (d. 1627) m. Charles Courtenay (c.1570-1612, descended from Edward I), and had
C11) John Courtenay of Molland (d. 1661) m. Margaret Wyndham (d. 1684, descended from Edward I), and had
C12) John Courtenay of Molland (1630-1684) m. Mary Stucley (see H10 below), and had
C13) John Courtenay of Molland (1659-1724) m. Hon. Amy Clifford (see D14 below), and had
C14) Mary Courtenay (1687-1747) m. William Paston of Horton Court (see B14 above)

D7) Margery Wentworth (c.1478-1550) m. Sir John Seymour of Wolf Hall (c.1474-1536), and had
D8) Elizabeth Seymour (c.1514-by 1563) m. 2) Gregory, 1st Baron Cromwell (c.1514-1551, son of Thomas, Lord Cromwell), and had
D9) Frances Cromwell (c.1544-1562) m. Richard Strode of Newnham (1528-1581, descended from Edward I), and had
1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh
- see Generation D13
D10) Sir William Strode of Newnham (1562-1637) m. 1) Mary Southcote (d. 1618, descended from Edward I), and had
D11) Mary Strode (1586-1645) m. Sir George Chudleigh, 1st Baronet of Ashton (1582-1658), and had
D12) Mary Chudleigh m. Hugh Clifford of Ugbrooke Park (1603-1640, descended from Edward I), and had
D13) Thomas, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh (1630-1673) m. Elizabeth Martin (d. 1709), and had
D14) Hon. Amy Clifford (1661-1693) m. John Courtenay of Molland (see C13 above)

E1) John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399) m. three times, and had two daus E2 & J2 (see below)
E2) Lady Joan Beaufort, by 3rd wife (c.1377-1440) m. 2) Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland (1364-1425), and had a dau E3 & two sons F3 & H3 (see below)
E3) Lady Eleanor Neville, by 2nd husband (1403-1472) m. 2) Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland (see A4 above)

F3) Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury (c.1398-1460) m. Lady Alice Montagu (1406-1462, descended from Edward I), and had two daus F4 & G4 (see below)
F4) Lady Katherine Neville (c.1442-1504) m. 1) William Bonville, 6th Lord Harington (1442-1460, descended from Edward I), and had
F5) Cecily Bonville (1460-1529) m. 1) Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset (c.1456-1501, descended from Edward I), and had
F6) Lady Eleanor Grey (c.1479-by1503) m. Sir John Arundell of Lanherne (c.1474-1545), and had
F7) Sir Thomas Arundell of Wardour Castle (by1502-1552) m. Margaret Howard (c.1518-1571, descended from Edward I), and had
F8) Sir Matthew Arundell of Wardour Castle (by1534-1598) m. Margaret Willoughby (1538-1585, descended from Edward III), and had
F9) Thomas, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour (c.1560-1639) m. 1) Lady Mary Wriothesley (c.1567-1607, descended from Edward III), and had
F10) Hon. William Arundell of Horningsham (c.1590-1653) m. Hon. Mary Browne (c.1600-1692, descended from Edward III), and had
F11) Mary Arundell (c.1630-1698) m. Sir Henry Tichborne, 3rd Baronet of Tichborne (c.1619-1689, descended from Edward I), and had
F12) Frances Tichborne (c.1675-1712) m. John Paston of Horton Court (see B13 above)

G4) Lady Alice Neville (c.1434-aft.1503) m. Henry, 6th Lord Fitzhugh (1429-1472), and had
G5) Elizabeth Fitzhugh (1462-bef.1507) m. 2) Nicholas, 1st Baron Vaux of Harrowden (c.1460-1523, descended from Edward I), and had
G6) Katherine Vaux (c.1490-c.1571) m. Sir George Throckmorton of Coughton Court (by 1489-1552), and had
G7) Sir Robert Throckmorton of Coughton Court (by1513-1581) m. 1) Muriel Berkeley (c.1511-by 1542, descended from Edward I), and had
Sir Robert Throckmorton -
see Generation G7
G8) Anne Throckmorton (c.1540-1603) m. Ralph Sheldon of Beoley (c.1537-1613), and had
G9) Mary Sheldon (b. 1560) m. Walter Fowler of St Thomas Priory (1552-1621), and had
G10) Frances Fowler m. Peter Giffard of Chillington Hall (1581-1663), and had
G11) John Giffard of Black Ladies (b. 1620) m. Katherine Hawkins, and had
G12) John Giffard of Black Ladies (c.1655-1710) m. Katherine Taylor (1667-aft.1715), and had
G13) Catherine Giffard (d. 1767) m. Thomas More of Barnburgh Hall (see A13 above)

H3) Edward Neville, 3rd Lord Abergavenny (c.1417-1476) m. 1) Lady Elizabeth Beauchamp (1415-1448, descended from Edward III), and had
H4) George Neville, 4th Lord Abergavenny (1440-1492) m. 1) Margaret Fenne (c.1444-1485), and had 2 sons H5 & I5 (see below)
H5) George Neville, 5th Lord Abergavenny (1469-1535) m. 3) Lady Mary Stafford (c.1503-by 1529, descended from Edward III), and had
H6) Katherine Neville (b. c.1521) m. Sir John St Leger of Annery (c.1516-1596, descended from Edward I), and had
H7) Frances St Leger m. John Stucley of Affeton Castle (by 1551-1611), and had
H8) Sir Lewis Stucley of Affeton Castle (by 1581-1620) m. Frances Monck (descended from Edward IV), and had
H9) John Stucley of Affeton Castle (d. 1638) m. 2) Elizabeth Coode (see J10 below), and had
H10) Mary Stucley[*3] m. John Courtenay of Molland (see C12 above)

[*3] Generations H5 to H10 above appear in Table XXVI of Ruvigny's Mortimer-Percy volume.

I5) Sir Edward Neville of Addington Park (by1482-1538) m. Eleanor Windsor (d. 1531, descended from Edward I), and had
I6) Frances Neville (c.1525-1599) m. 1) Sir Edward Waldegrave of Sudbury (c.1517-1561), and had
I7) Charles Waldegrave of Stanninghall (1550-1632) m. Jeronyma Jerningham (c.1550-1626, descended from Edward I), and had
I8) Dorothy Waldegrave m. William Everard of Linstead (d. 1632), and had
I9) Agnes Everard (c.1603-1676) m. William Paston of Appleton Hall (see B11 above)

J2) Lady Elizabeth of Lancaster, by 1st wife (1364-1425) m. 2) John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter (c.1358-1400, descended from Edward I), and had
2nd Duke of Exeter -
see Generation J3
J3) John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter (1395-1447) = unknown mistress, and had
J4) Robert Holland, Bastard of Exeter (d. 1461) m. Margaret ---, and had
J5) Jane Holland m. 1) John Kendall of Treworgey, and had
J6) Walter Kendall of Pelyn House (d. 1547) m. Jane Rous, and had
J7) Nicholas Kendall of Pelyn House (1511-1583) m. Loveday Killiow, and had
J8) Walter Kendall of Pelyn House (by 1543-1598) m. Agnes Bevill, and had
J9) Loveday Kendall (d. 1613) m. William Coode of Morval (1573-1655), and had
J10) Elizabeth Coode m. John Stucley of Affeton Castle (see H9 above)


My next post will examine the Edward III descents of Maria Teresa Metcalfe's husband, Charles Eyston of Hendred House.

Cheers,                                    -------Brad

Friday, June 5, 2015

Edward IV Descents for Agnes Mary (née Eyston) Western (1870-1961)

Through her ancestor Charles II, Agnes Mary Eyston, the second wife of Maj. Charles M.T. Western, has two lines of descent from Edward IV through his eldest legitimate child Elizabeth of York, queen
Arthur Plantagenet, 1st Viscount Lisle
of Henry VII. In addition, through her father, Agnes has a definite descent from Edward IV's illegitimate son Arthur Plantagent, Viscount Lisle, and through her mother she has a probable descent from Edward IV's illegitimate daughter Dame Margaret Lumley.

Agnes's parents were Charles John Eyston of Hendred House (born 5 November 1817 at Bath; died 19 February 1883 at Hendred House, buried St Mary Catholic Church, East Hendred) married 10 September 1863 at St Michael the Archangel Chapel, Mapledurham House, Oxfordshire, Agnes Mary Blount (born 28 March at Mapledurham House, christened there 30 March 1834; died 29 January at Finchampstead, Berkshire, buried 2 February 1918 at St Mary Catholic Church, East Hendred).

Mapledurham House, Oxfordshire
Agnes's mother's obituary appeared in the 9 February 1918 edition of The Tablet, the international Catholic news weekly.

The two lines are as follows. Line A is definite. Line B is my own speculation at generations B3 & B7 (see footnotes). I'll be curious to hear any thoughts about it. Links to the most recent individuals in the Genealogics database are given in each line.

Edward IV, by two different mistresses, had a son A1 & a dau B1 (see below)
A1) Arthur Plantagenet, 1st Viscount Lisle, illegit. (c.1480-1542) m. 1) Elizabeth Grey, 6th Lady Lisle (c.1484-by 1526, descended from Edward I), and had
A2) Hon. Frances Plantagenet (b. c.1515) m. 2) Thomas Monck of Potheridge House (c.1515-by 1583), and had
A3) Anthony Monck of Potheridge House (c.1545-1620) m. Mary Arscott (d. 1575), and had
A4) Frances Monck m. Sir Lewis Stucley of Affeton Castle (by 1581-1620, descended from Edward III), and had
A5) John Stucley of Affeton Castle (d. 1638) m. 2) Elizabeth Coode (descended from Edward III), and had
A6) Mary Stucley m. John Courtenay of Molland (1630-1684, descended from Edward III), and had
A7) John Courtenay of Molland (1659-1724) m. Hon. Amy Clifford (1661-1693, descended from Edward III and from Thomas, Lord Cromwell), and had
Mary (née Courtenay) Paston
- see Generation A8
A8) Mary Courtenay (1687-1747) m. William Paston of Horton Court (1700-1769, descended from Edward III), and had
A9) Anna Maria Paston (1728-1799) m. Sir George Throckmorton, Heir of Coughton Court (1721-1767, descended from Edward III), and had
A10) Teresa Throckmorton (1759-1824) m. Thomas Peter Metcalfe of Bath (1756-1793, descended from Edward III and from St Thomas More), and had
A11) Maria Teresa Metcalfe (1791-1848) m. Charles Eyston of Hendred House (1790-1857, descended from Edward III), and had
A12) Charles John Eyston of Hendred House (1817-1883) m. Agnes Mary Blount (see B below), and had
A13) Agnes Mary Eyston (1870-1961) m. Maj. Charles M.T. Western

B1) Margaret Plantagenet, illegit. (b. c.1462) m. Sir Thomas Lumley (c.1462-1503, descended from Edward III), and had
B2) Anne Lumley m. 1) Robert, 4th Baron Ogle (c.1490-1532, descended from Edward III), and had
B3) Agnes Ogle [*1] m. Sir John Delaval of Seaton Delaval Hall (by 1523-1572), and had
B4) Sir Robert Delaval of Seaton Delaval Hall (by 1542-1607) m. Dorothy Gray (c.1554-bef.1600, descended from Edward III), and had
B5) Robert Delaval of Cowpen (c.1580-1629) m. Alice Riddell (d. aft.1646), and had
B7) Elizabeth Delaval (1623-aft.1685) [*2] m. William Blount of Kidmore End (d. 1676), and had
B8) Lyster Blount of Mapledurham House (1654-1710) m. Martha Englefield (1663-1743, descended from Edward III), and had
B9) Michael Blount of Mapledurham House (1693-1739) m. Mary Agnes Tichborne (c.1697-1777, descended from Edward III), and had
B10) Michael Blount of Mapledurham House (1719-1792) m. Mary Eugenia Strickland (d. 1762, descended from Edward III), and had
B11) Michael Blount of Mapledurham House (1743-1821) m. 2) Catherine Petre (1760-1845, descended from Edward III), and had
B12) Michael Henry Blount of Mapledurham House (1789-1874) m. Hon. Elizabeth Anne Mary Petre (1798-1848, descended from Charles II), and had
B13) Agnes Mary Blount (1834-1918) m. Charles John Eyston of Hendred House (see A12 above)

[*1] Most online databases, including Roglo and Genealogics, make 'Anne' Ogle, the wife of Sir John Delaval, a daughter of Ralph, 3rd Baron Ogle (1468-1513) and Margaret Gascoigne. The genealogist W. Percy Hedley in his Northumberland Families, in both his Ogle and Lisle articles, says that Anne, daughter of the 3rd Baron Ogle, married first Humphrey Lisle of Felton, who died before 1542, then married Sir John Delaval (d. 1572). Hedley in his Ogle article (p. 149): "The 1563/4 visitation pedigree only credits Ralph, [3rd] lord Ogle, with one child, a son Robert, but the 1575 pedigree gives him two other sons William and John, and three daughters...Anne wife of Humfrey, son and heir to sir William Lisle" later on p. 151, Hedley says, "The early visitation pedigrees of the Ogle family are very inconsistent about the sons of the 4th baron and his wife Anne Lumley. The pedigree of 1563/4 has internal evidence that it was very out of date at the time of this visitation...The 1575 pedigree, on the other hand, is completely up to date...This pedigree can therefore be taken as reasonably accurate in respect of the children of the 4th lord. These are given as" four sons Ralph (died young), Robert the 5th Lord, Thomas (died young), Owen (4th son) and one daughter "Agnes".

The Ogle pedigree from the 1575 Visitation is on p. 88-89 of Visitation of the North Part IV. It does give a daughter to the 3rd Baron "Anne maried to Humfrey son and heir to Sir William Lisle", and a daughter to the 4th Baron "Agnes", with no marriage. No mention of any marriage to a Sir John Delaval. Hedley in his Lisle article (p. 226) says that Sir William Lisle and his son Humphrey participated in several raids in 1527, freeing prisoners from the gaol at Newcastle, stealing cattle from the sheriff of Northumberland, etc. This led to Sir William's execution in April 1528, when "Humphrey and apparently his younger brother were pardoned on account of their youth". Hedley assumed Humphrey Lisle was only about thirteen years old in 1521 when the canons of Bridlington "asserted themselves and occupied the tithe corn and when sir William heard of this 'he sent his son and servant (called Jowsey) to turn them out; on which they killed him (the canon) with their swords'". No father would send a 13-year-old son to deal with a hot button issue like that. Maybe an 18-year-old son. This evidence suggests that Humphrey was born no later than 1503.

Hedley's Delaval article is basically taken word-for-word from the 1909 Delaval pedigree in History of Northumberland Volume 9. There, Sir John Delaval "was 40 years of age at his father's death" (so born by 1523). He couldn't have been born much before that date as his father was "born 16 April 1498". Sir John's wife is "Anne, or Agnes, widow of Sir Humphrey Lisle, and dau. of Ralph, Lord Ogle", and cites "Flower's Visitation of Yorkshire, 1563/4" as it's source. The original pedigrees taken by the herald William Flower in 1563/4 and 1567 were published in Visitations of the North Part II. There is neither a Delaval nor an Ogle pedigree. So actually what HoN used in 1909 was the Harleain Society's Delaval pedigree from it's 1881 Visitation of Yorkshire, where "John Delavale Esquyer = Agnes doter of the Lord Ogle".

Given that a) the latest that Anne Ogle, daughter of the 3rd Baron Ogle, could have been born is 1513 (the year he died); b) all chronological evidence points to the children of the 3rd Lord Ogle born earlier than that, in the timespan of 1490 to 1505; c) Humphrey Lisle of Felton appears to have been born no later than 1503; d) Sir John Delaval appears to have been born a full generation later, in the early 1520s; e) so far there isn't a 16th-century original document that confirms Lisle and Delaval were married to the same lady; and f) the (presumably 16th-century) source of the 1881 Harleain Society Delaval pedigree states that Sir John Delaval's wife's first name not 'Anne' but 'Agnes', and we know that the 4th Lord Ogle had a daughter by that name who works perfectly chronologically - I'm going on the assumption in my database that the 3rd Lord Ogle had a daughter Anne married to Humphrey Lisle of Felton (c.1503-bef.1542), and the 4th Lord Ogle's daughter Agnes was the one who was married to Sir John Delaval (by 1523-1572).

[*2] The most recent pedigree of the Blounts of Mapledurham can be found in BLG 17th Edition (1952), p. 2158, sub Riddell of Cheeseburn Grange. It states that William Blount of Kidmore End (d. 1676) married "Elizabeth, dau. of Sir Ralph Delaval, Bt., of Seaton Delaval, Northumberland". Sir Ralph Delaval, 1st Baronet was born 13 October 1622, and Lyster Blount, the son of William Blount & Elizabeth Delaval, was born in 1654. It's chronologically impossible for a man born in 1654 to have been the grandson of one born in 1622. So William Blount's wife Elizabeth cannot have been the daughter of the 1st or any subsequent Delaval baronet.

Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland
The 1909 Delaval pedigree in HoN (followed by Hedley) doesn't show any Delaval daughter married to a William, or any, Blount. The 1979 book Village Education in Nineteenth-Century Oxfordshire by Pamela Horn (available on snippet view thru Google Books) states on p. 52, that William Blount's wife Elizabeth "was daughter of Sir Ralph Delaval of Seaton Delaval, Northumberland", and that Elizabeth Delaval Blount was living in 1685, a widow and a Papist.

Going back to the 1909 Delaval pedigree, Sir Ralph Delaval (by 1577-1628), the grandfather of the 1st Baronet, did have a daughter Elizabeth, born in 1615, but per the pedigree, she died unmarried in 1629, a month before her 14th birthday. Looking closely at the pedigree, the likeliest Elizabeth Delaval to have been the wife of William Blount, is Sir Ralph Delaval's niece Elizabeth, "baptized 11th August, 1623; living unmarried, 2nd August, 1650", a daughter of his younger brother Robert Delaval of Cowpen. This works well chronologically, as William Blount could not have been born prior to 1620 (his father's first wife died in November 1619), and Lyster Blount, the couple's elder son, was born in 1654, just four years after Elizabeth Delaval was reported living unmarried. This is how I have it in my database, with a note that further research is needed.

Luckily, my conjectural Line B above is the trickiest of Agnes Mary Eyston Western's ancestral lines. My next post will look in detail at the Edward III lines for Maria Teresa Metcalfe (see A11 above), who is a descendant of St Thomas More through her father, and of his adversary Thomas, Lord Cromwell, through her mother.

Cheers,                                 ------Brad