Saturday, April 4, 2015

Edward III Descents for Evelyn Williams (née Clay) (1906-1995)

Evelyn Agnes Williams (née Clay) has 26 lines of descent from Edward III, in addition to the one thru Henry IV given in the previous post. Two of them are through Evelyn’s mother, who was
Bridget Clay (née Parker-Jervis)
-see Generation G19
Bridget Parker-Jervis, born 23 February 1885 at Footherley Hall, Shenstone, Staffordshire, and died 6 June 1973 at Hindhead, Surrey. Bridget married Arthur Joseph Clay on 10 May 1905 at Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire.
Footherley Hall, in Shenstone, Staffordshire


Edward III had 4 sons A1, I1, V1 & X1 (see below)
A1) Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence (1338-1368) m. 1) Elizabeth Burgh (1332-1363, descended from Edward I), and had
A2) Lady Philippa 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 of York, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (see V2 below), and had
A5) Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York (1411-1460) m. Lady Cecily Neville (see I3 below), and had
Anne, Duchess of Exeter -
see Generation A6
A6) Lady Anne Plantagenet of York (1439-1476) m. 2) Sir Thomas St Leger (by1438-1483), and had
A7) Anne St Leger (1475-1526) m. George Manners, 11th Lord Ros (1470-1513, descended from Edward I), and had
A8) Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland (c.1497-1543) m. 2) Eleanor Paston (c.1505-1551, descended from Edward I), and had
A9) Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland (1526-1563) m. 1) Lady Margaret Neville (see B9 below), and had
A10) John Manners, 4th Earl of Rutland (c.1550-1588) m. Elizabeth Charlton (c.1555-1595), and had
A11) Lady Frances Manners (1588-1643) m. William, 3rd Baron Willoughby of Parham (see C12 below), and had
A12) Hon. Frances Willoughby (1614-1649) m. Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke of Fawley Court (1605-1675), and had
A13) Sir William Whitelocke of Phyllis Court (1636-1717) m. Mary Overbury (1637-1711, descended from Edward I), and had
A14) William Whitelocke of Middle Temple (1673-1709) m. Anne Noel, and had
A15) Anne Whitelocke (1700-1771) m. Gislingham Cooper of Phyllis Court (1688-1768), and had
Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke -
see Generation A12
A16) Rev. Dr. Edward Cooper of Sonning (1727-1792) m. Jane Leigh (see D15 below), and had
A17) Rev. Edward Cooper of Hamstall Ridware (1770-1833) m. Caroline Isabella Powys (see F17 below), and had
A18) Isabella Mary Cooper (1795-1859) m. Rev. Thomas Arden of Walton-on-Trent (1796-1860, descended from Edward I), and had
A19) Agnes Lucy Arden (1838-1874) m. Charles John Clay of Holly Bush Hall (1828-1910), and had
A20) Arthur Joseph Clay of Grangewood House (1870-1915) m. Bridget Parker-Jervis (see G19 below), and had
A21) Evelyn Agnes Clay (1906-1995) m. Brigadier Edward ‘Ted’ Williams

B3) Lady Elizabeth Mortimer (1371-1417) m. 1) Sir Henry 'Hotspur' Percy (1364-1403), and had a son B4 & a dau E4 (see below)
B4) Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland (1394-1455) m. Lady Eleanor Neville (see J3 below), and had a son B5 & a dau D5 (see below)
B5) Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland (1421-1461) m. Eleanor Poynings (1428-1484, descended from Edward I), and had a son B6 & a dau C6 (see below)
B6) Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland (c.1449-1489) m. Lady Maud Herbert (c.1457-by1487), and had
B7) Lady Eleanor Percy (c.1478-1531) m. Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham (see M6 below), and had
B8) Lady Katherine Stafford (c.1499-1555) m. Ralph Neville, 4th Earl of Westmorland (see S7 below), and had
B9) Lady Margaret Neville (c.1525-1559) m. Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland (see A9 above)

C6) Lady Margaret Percy (b. c.1447) m. Sir William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe Hall (see K6 below), and had
C7) Elizabeth Gascoigne (c.1480-1559) m. Sir George Tailboys of South Kyme (1467-1538, descended from Edward I), and had
C8) Elizabeth Tailboys (b. c.1497) m. Sir Christopher Willoughby of Parham Hall (d. by 1540, descended from Edward I), and had
C9) William, 1st Baron Willoughby of Parham (c.1515-1570) m. 1) Elizabeth Heneage (1518-1555, descended from Edward I), and had
C10) Charles, 2nd Baron Willoughby of Parham (c.1536-1612) m. Lady Margaret Fiennes de Clinton (b. c.1539, descended from Edward I), and had
C11) William Willoughby, Heir of Parham Hall (c.1561-1601) m. Elizabeth Hildyard (see E11 below), and had
C12) William, 3rd Baron Willoughby of Parham (1584-1617) m. Lady Frances Manners (see A11 above)

D5) Lady Katherine Percy (1423-1493) m. Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent (see R4 below), and had
D6) Lady Anne Grey (b. c.1448) m. John Grey, 8th Lord Grey of Wilton (see U5 below), and had
D7) Edmund, 9th Lord Grey of Wilton (by1468-1511) m. Florence Hastings, and had
D8) Elizabeth Grey (d. 1559) m. John Brydges, 1st Baron Chandos of Sudeley (1492-1557), and had
D9) Charles Brydges of Wilton Castle (d. 1619) m. Jane Carne (descended from Edward I)[*1], and had
8th Baron Chandos of
Sudeley - see Generation D12
D10) Sir Giles Brydges, 1st Baronet of Wilton (c.1573-1637) m. Mary Scudamore (1600-1629, descended from Edward I)[*1], and had
D11) Sir John Brydges, 2nd Baronet of Wilton (1623-1652) m. Mary Pearle (d. 1682), and had
D12) James Brydges, 8th Baron Chandos of Sudeley (1642-1714) m. Elizabeth Barnard (see N10 below), and had
D13) Hon. Mary Brydges (1666-1703) m. Theophilus Leigh of Adlestrop House (1643-1725, descended from Edward I)[*1], and had
D14) Rev. Thomas Leigh of Harpsden (1696-1764) m. Jane Walker (1704-1768), and had
D15) Jane Leigh (1736-1783)[*2] m. Rev. Dr. Edward Cooper of Sonning (see A16 above)

[*1] I'm one of those who feel there is not enough evidence to support Joan Stradling, the 1st wife of Maurice Dennys of Siston, being a daughter of Jane Beaufort, daughter of Cardinal Henry Beaufort. But for those who feel that connection is valid, then Jane Carne, Mary Scudamore, and Theophilus Leigh would each be a descendant of Edward III thru the Cardinal.
[*2] Jane Leigh was maternal aunt of acclaimed novelist Jane Austen.

E4) Lady Elizabeth Percy (c.1395-1437) m. 1) John, 7th Lord Clifford (1388-1422, descended from Edward I), and had a dau E5 & a son F5 (see below)
E5) Mary Clifford (c.1420-by1458) m. Sir Philip Wentworth of Nettlestead (1424-1464), and had
E6) Elizabeth Wentworth (c.1455-by1479) m. Sir Martin at See of Barmston Hall (c.1420-1494), and had
E7) Joan at See (c.1471-1527) m. Peter Hildyard of Winestead (d. 1502, descended from Edward I), and had
E8) Sir Christopher Hildyard of Winestead (1487-1513) m. 1) Margaret Coningsby, and had
E9) Martin Hildyard of Winestead (d. 1545) m. Emma Rudston (descended from Edward I), and had
E10) Sir Christopher Hildyard of Winestead (d. 1602) m. Frances Constable (see L9 below), and had
E11) Elizabeth Hildyard (c.1565-1601) m. William Willoughby, Heir of Parham Hall (see C11 above)

F5) Thomas, 8th Lord Clifford (1414-1455) m. Joan Dacre (c.1417-c.1452, descended from Edward I), and had 2 daus F6 & G6 (see below)
F6) Maud Clifford (b. c.1436) m. 2) Sir Edmund Sutton, Heir of Dudley (c.1430-1482), and had
F7) Dorothy Dudley (c.1465-1517) m. Richard Wrottesley of Wrottesley Hall (1457-1521), and had
F8) Jane Wrottesley m. Richard Cressett of Upton Cressett Hall (c.1480-aft.1546, descended from Edward I), and had
F9) Robert Cressett of Upton Cressett Hall (d. 1561) m. Katherine Charlton, and had
F10) Elizabeth Cressett m. Adam Lutley of Bromcroft (d. 1590), and had
F11) Frances Lutley (1562-1648) m. Thomas Littleton of Stoke St Milburgh (c.1552-1622, descended from Henry IV), and had
Caroline Powys (née Girle)
- see Generation F16
F12) Sir Adam Littleton, 1st Baronet of Stoke Milburgh (c.1585-1647) m. Audrey Poyntz (c.1597-1648), and had
F13) Anne Littleton (c.1622-1655) m. Thomas Powys of Henley Hall (1617-1671), and had
F14) Sir Thomas Powys of Lilford (c.1648-1719) m. 2) Elizabeth Meadows (c.1668-1728, descended from Edward I), and had
F15) Philip Powys of Hardwick House (1704-1779) m. Isabella Lybbe (see O13 below), and had
F16) Philip Lybbe Powys of Hardwick House (1734-1809) m. Caroline Girle (1739-1817), and had
F17) Caroline Isabella Powys (1775-1838) m. Rev. Edward Cooper of Hamstall Ridware (see A17 above)

G6) Margaret Clifford (b. c.1447) m. Robert Carr, and had
G7) Anne Carr (c.1475-bef.1518) m. Roger Tempest of Broughton Hall (c.1472-1537), and had
G8) John Tempest of Rayne Hall (c.1510-1542) m. Elizabeth Lister (d. aft. 1565), and had
G9) James Tempest of Rayne Hall (c.1541-1591) m. 1) Anne Tempest (c.1553-1573), and had
G10) Bridget Tempest (1573-1610) m. Thomas Parker of Browsholme (c.1554-1634), and had
G11) Elizabeth Parker (b. 1595) m. 2) James Carrier of Helpstone (d. 1675), and had
G12) Bridget Carrier m. William Parker of Park Hall (1621-1703), and had
G13) George Parker of Park Hall (c.1646-1716) m. Margaret Turton (1666-1745), and had a dau G14 & a son H14 (see below)
G14) Elizabeth Parker (1697-1784) m. Swinfen Jervis of Meaford Hall (1700-1771), and had
2nd Viscount St Vincent of
Meaford - see Generation G16
G15) Mary Jervis (1737-1828) m. William Henry Ricketts of Longwood (1736-1799), and had
G16) Edward Jervis Ricketts [later Jervis], 2nd Viscount St Vincent of Meaford (1767-1859) m. 2) Mary Anne Parker (see H16 below), and had
G17) Hon. Edward Swynfen Ricketts [later Parker-Jervis] (1815-1896) m. 1) Mary Barker (1818-1884), and had
G18) Thomas Swynfen Parker-Jervis of Footherley Hall (1852-1936) m. Bridget Harriet Atkinson (1853-1930), and had
G19) Bridget Parker-Jervis (1885-1973) m. Arthur Joseph Clay of Grangewood House (see A20 above)

H14) Sir Thomas Parker of Park Hall (c.1695-1784) m. 1) Anne Whitehall (1700-1739, descended from Edward I), and had
H15) Thomas Parker of Park Hall (1732-1797) m. Mary Hawe (1743-1815), and had
H16) Mary Anne Parker (1772-1855) m. Edward Jervis, 2nd Viscount St Vincent of Meaford (see G16 above)

I1) John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399) m. three times, and had 2 daus I2 & 2, and a
John of Gaunt - see
Generation I1
son 2 (see below)
I2) Lady Joan Beaufort, by 3rd wife (1377-1440) m. twice, and had 4 daus I3, J3, K3, & M3, and 2 sons 3 & 3 (see below)
I3) Lady Cecily Neville, by 2nd husband (1415-1495) m. Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York (see A5 above)

J3) Lady Eleanor Neville, by 2nd husband (1403-1472) m. 2) Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland (see B4 above)

K3) Mary Ferrers, by 1st husband (1394-1458) m. Sir Ralph Neville of Oversley (1395-1458, descended from Edward I), and had
K4) John Neville of Oversley (c.1415-1482) m. Elizabeth Newmarch (b. 1415), and had
K5) Joan Neville (c.1434-bef.1482) m. 1) Sir William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe Hall (c.1428-1463), and had a son K6 & a dau L6 (see below)
K6) Sir William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe Hall (c.1450-1487) m. Lady Margaret Percy (see C6 above)

L6) Margaret Gascoigne (b. c.1455) m. Sir Christopher Ward of Givendale (1453-1521), and had
L7) Anne Ward (c.1473-1521) m. Ralph Neville of Thornton Bridge (1469-1522), and had
L8) Joan Neville (b. 1500) m. Sir John Constable of Burton Constable (d. 1542), and had
L9) Frances Constable (d. 1596) m. Sir Christopher Hildyard of Winestead (see E10 above)

3rd Duke of Buckingham -
see Generation M6
M3) Lady Anne Neville, by 2nd husband (c.1408-1480) m. 1) Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham (see Y3 below), and had
M4) Humphrey Stafford, Earl of Stafford (c.1425-1458) m. Lady Margaret Beaufort (see T4 below), and had
M5) Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (1455-1483) m. Lady Katherine Woodville (c.1458-1497), and had
M6) Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham (1478-1521) m. Lady Eleanor Percy (see B7 above)

N3) Edward Neville, 3rd Lord Abergavenny (c.1417-1476) m. twice, and had a son N4 & a dau O4 (see below)
N4) George Neville, 4th Lord Abergavenny, by 1st wife (see W4 below) (1440-1492) m. 1) Margaret Fenne (c.1444-1485), and had
N5) Sir Edward Neville of Addington Park (by1482-1538) m. Eleanor Windsor (d. 1531, descended from Edward I), and had
N6) Katherine Neville m. Clement Throckmorton of Haseley (see P7 below), and had
N7) Katherine Throckmorton (d. 1622) m. 1) Thomas Harby of Adstone (d. 1592), and had
N8) Emma Harby (1592-1622) m. Robert Charlton of Whitton Court (d. 1670), and had
N9) Emma Charlton (d. 1696) m. Sir Henry Barnard of Bridgnorth (c.1615-1680), and had
N10) Elizabeth Barnard (1643-1719) m. James Brydges, 8th Baron Chandos of Sudeley (see D12 above)

O4) Margaret Neville, by 2nd wife (c.1455-1506) m. John Brooke, 7th Lord Cobham (c.1447-1512, descended from Edward I), and had
O5) Thomas Brooke, 8th Lord Cobham (c.1475-1529) m. Dorothy Heydon (b. c.1477), and had
O6) Elizabeth Brooke (c.1503-1560) m. 1) Sir Thomas Wyatt of Allington Castle (c.1503-1542), and had
O7) Sir Thomas Wyatt of Allington Castle (by1521-1554) m. Jane Haute (d. aft.1595), and had
O8) Anne Wyatt (1542-1592) m. Roger Twysden of Roydon Hall (1542-1603), and had
Sir Roger Twysden, 2nd Bt -
see Generation O10
O9) Sir William Twysden, 1st Baronet of Roydon Hall (1566-1629) m. Lady Anne Finch (1575-1638, descended from Edward I), and had
O10) Sir Roger Twysden, 2nd Baronet of Roydon Hall (1597-1672) m. Isabella Saunders (see Z9 below), and had
O11) Sir William Twysden, 3rd Baronet of Roydon Hall (1635-1697) m. Frances Crosse (c.1649-1731), and had
O12) Isabella Twysden (1687-1742) m. Richard Lybbe of Hardwick House (see Q13 below), and had
O13) Isabella Lybbe (1713-1761) m. Philip Powys of Hardwick House (see F15 above)

P3) Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury, by 2nd husband (c.1398-1460) m. Lady Alice Montagu (1406-1462, descended from Edward I), and had
P4) Lady Alice Neville (c.1434-aft.1503) m. Henry Fitzhugh, 6th Lord Fitzhugh (1429-1472), and had
P5) Elizabeth Fitzhugh (1462-bef.1407) m. twice, and had a dau P6 & a son Q6 (see below)
P6) Katherine Vaux, by 2nd husband (b. c.1490) m. Sir George Throckmorton of Coughton (by1489-1552), and had
P7) Clement Throckmorton of Haseley (by1515-1573) m. Katherine Neville (see N6 above)

Q6) William Parr, Baron Parr of Horton, by 1st husband (c.1480-1546) m. Mary Salisbury (1484-1555), and had
Q7) Maud Parr (c.1507-1559) m. Sir Ralph Lane of Orlingbury (1509-1540), and had
Q8) Mary Lane m. Thomas Pigott of Doddershall (1534-1606), and had
Q9) Christopher Pigott of Doddershall (c.1558-1613) m. 1) Ursula Pigott, and had
Q10) Anne Pigott (1592-1617) m. John Tipping, Heir of Wheatfield Hall (c.1590-1618, descended from Edward I), and had
Q11) Sir Thomas Tipping of Wheatfield Hall (1615-1693) m. Elizabeth Beconshaw (1620-1698), and had
Q12) Sophia Tipping (1652-1682) m. Richard Lybbe of Hardwick House (1641-1715, descended from Edward I), and had
Q13) Richard Lybbe of Hardwick House (1673-1722) m. 2) Isabella Twysden (see O12 above)

1st Duke of Exeter - see
Generation R2
R2) Lady Elizabeth of Lancaster (1364-1425) m. 2) John Holland, 1st Duke of 
Exeter (c.1358-1400, descended from Edward I), and had a dau R3 & a son S3
R3) Lady Constance Holland (1386-1437) m. 2) Sir John Grey of Badmondisfield Hall (c.1385-1439, descended from Edward I), and had
R4) Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent (1416-1490) m. Lady Katherine Percy (see D5 above)

S3) John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter (1395-1447) m. 1) Lady Anne Stafford (see X3 below), and had
S4) Lady Anne Holland (1432-1486) m. 2) John, 1st Lord Neville (c.1410-1461, descended from Edward I), and had
S5) Ralph Neville, 3rd Earl of Westmorland (by1456-1499) m. Isabel Booth, and had
S6) Ralph, Lord Neville (d. 1498) m. 2) Edith Sandys (d. 1529), and had
S7) Ralph Neville, 4th Earl of Westmorland (1498-1549) m. Lady Katherine Stafford (see B8 above)

T2) John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset (1373-1410) m. Lady Margaret Holland (1383-1439, descended from Edward I), and had 2 sons T3 & U3 (see below)
T3) Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset (1406-1455) m. Lady Eleanor Beauchamp (1408-1467, descended from Edward I), and had
T4) Lady Margaret Beaufort (c.1437-1480) m. 1) Humphrey Stafford, Earl of Stafford (see M4 above)

U3) John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset (1404-1444) = unknown mistress, and had
U4) Tacyn Beaufort, illegit. (c.1428-1494) m. Reginald, 7th Lortd Grey of Wilton (1421-1494, descended from Edward I), and had
U5) John, 8th Lord Grey of Wilton (c.1445-1499) m. Lady Anne Grey (see D6 above)

V1) Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York (1341-1403) m. 1) Isabel of Castile (1355-1392), and had a son V2 & a dau W2 (see below)
V2) Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (1385-1415) m. 1) Lady Anne Mortimer (see A4 above)
 
W2) Lady Constance Plantagenet of York (c.1375-1416) m. Thomas Despenser, Earl of Gloucester (1373-1400), and had
W3) Lady Isabel Despenser (1400-1439) m. 1) Richard Beauchamp, 1st Earl of Worcester (1397-1422, descended from Edward I), and had
W4) Lady Elizabeth Beauchamp (1415-1448) m. Edward Neville, 3rd Lord Abergavenny, and had a son (see N4 above)

X1) Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester (1355-1397) m. Lady Eleanor de Bohun (1366-1399, descended from Edward I), and had
X2) Lady Anne of Gloucester (1383-1438) m. three times, and had a dau X3 & two sons Y3 & Z3 (see below)
X3) Lady Anne Stafford, by 2nd husband (c.1400-1432) m. 2) John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter (see S3 above)

Y3) Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham, by 2nd husband (1402-1460) m. Lady Anne Neville (see M3 above)

Z3) John Bourchier, 1st Lord Berners, by 3rd husband (c.1411-1474) m. Margery Berners 
(1409-1475), and had
Z4) Sir Humphrey Bourchier (1443-1471) m. Elizabeth Tilney (1446-1497), and had
Sir Nicholas Carew of
Beddington - see
Generation Z6
Z5) Margaret Bourchier, Baroness Bryan (1468-1552) m. 1) Sir Thomas Bryan of Ashridge (d. 1517), and had
Z6) Elizabeth Bryan (d. 1546) m. Sir Nicholas Carew of Beddington (by1496-1539, descended from Edward I), and had
Z7) Isabel Carew m. Nicholas Saunders of Ewell (c.1530-1587), and had
Z8) Sir Nicholas Saunders of Ewell (1563-1649) m. Elizabeth Blount, and had
Z9) Isabella Saunders (1605-1657) m. Sir Roger Twysden, 2nd Baronet of Roydon Hall (see O10 above)

This wraps up all of the Edward III descents for Edward Bruce Williams (b. 1946), husband of Catherine Jane Howard.

Have a great holiday weekend!

Cheers,                   ----Brad

Friday, April 3, 2015

Ruvigny Addition: Henry IV Descent for Mrs Evelyn Williams (née Clay) (1906-1995)

Evelyn Williams (née Clay)
[from the Clay of Piercefield
family tree on Ancestry.com]
Evelyn Agnes Clay was born 1 October at Kensington, London, and christened 3 November 1906 at St Peter Cranley Gardens, Kensington, the firstborn child of Arthur Joseph Clay (born 29 April 1870 at Stapenhill House, Derbyshire), a partner at Bass, Ratcliff & Gretton, the (then) largest brewing company in the world, headquartered in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, which output a million barrels a year. Her father was also a Major in the 6th Battalion of the British Army’s North Staffordshire Regiment, and he died at Harpenden, Hertfordshire while on active service on 18 February 1915, six months after the outbreak of the First World War. Evelyn was only 8 years old.

She married 22 January 1938 in Surrey, as his second wife, Brigadier Edward 'Ted' Williams of Bramdean (1892-1977), and they had two sons and two daughters. Their younger son Edward Bruce Williams (b. 1946) is the husband of Catherine Jane Howard, descended from the Corby Castle branch of the family. Brigadier Williams's first wife, whom he married 14 April 1925 in Somersetshire, was Elizabeth Frances Chadwyck-Healey (born 1892 in Marylebone, Westminster; died s.p. 24 February 1934 at Oxford).[1] Evelyn Williams survived her husband eighteen years, and died on 25 September 1995 at Winchester, Hampshire. She descends from Edward III through each of her parents. But it is through her father that she has the line of descent from Henry IV, and is an addition (along with her father & paternal grandmother) to Ruvingy’s Anne of Exeter volume in his Plantagenet Roll series.

The Clay family originated in Burton-on-Trent, and made their fortune when that town became one of Britain’s leading brewing centers in the 18th-century. By the 19th-century, the family expanded into banking. Evelyn’s paternal grandfather, Charles John Clay, a younger son, became a barrister at the Inner Temple, a banker, and a partner at the Bass, Ratcliff & Gretton brewing company. He inherited
Stapenhill House in 1878. It was demolished in 1933.
a family property not far from Burton-upon-Trent, over the border in Derbyshire, called Stapenhill House, where all four of his sons were born. He later bought Holly Bush Hall, in Newborough, Staffordshire, which he made his chief residence, and where he died. Charles John Clay and his family can be found in the Clay of Piercefield article in Burke’s Landed Gentry 18th Edition Vol. 1 (1965). A website created by Charles John's descendant Robin Clay also has detailed information and wonderful photos.

Like Mary Jones (1644-1683), first wife of Lt-Gov. Thomas Lloyd of Pennsylvania, Evelyn Williams’s 18-generation line of descent from Henry IV is through the Worcestershire Littleton family.

Henry IV had a son,
Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester
1) Humphrey of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Gloucester (1390-1447) m. 2) Eleanor Cobham (c.1400-1452, possible mother), and had
2) Antigone of Lancaster, illegit. (b. c.1420) m. 1) Henry Gray, 2nd Count of Tancarville (1420-1450, descended from Edward I), and had
3) Elizabeth Gray (c.1439-aft.1495) m. Sir Roger Kynaston of Hordley (d. 1495), and had
4) Anne Kynaston m. Roger Thornes of Shelvock (by1469-1531, descended from Edward I), and had
5) John Thornes of Shelvock m. Elizabeth Astley, and had
6) Richard Thornes of Condover m. Margaret Cla, and had
7) Alice Thornes (c.1530-1597) m. Rev. John Littleton of Spetchley (d. 1560), and had
8) Thomas Littleton of Stoke St Milburgh (c.1552-1622) m. Frances Lutley (1562-1648, descended from Edward III), and had
9) Sir Adam Littleton, 1st Baronet of Stoke Milburgh (c.1585-1647) m. Audrey Poyntz (c.1597-1648), and had
10) Anne Littleton (c.1622-1655) m. Thomas Powys of Henley Hall (1617-1671), and had
11) Sir Thomas Powys of Lilford (c.1648-1719) m. 2) Elizabeth Meadows (c.1668-1728, descended from Edward I), and had
12) Philip Powys of Hardwick House (1704-1779) m. Isabella Lybbe (1713-1761, descended from Edward III), and had
13) Philip Lybbe Powys of Hardwick House (1734-1809)[2] m. Caroline Girle (1739-1817), and had
14) Caroline Isabella Powys (1775-1838) m. Rev. Edward Cooper of Hamstall Ridware (1770-1833, descended from Edward III)[3], and had
15) Isabella Mary Cooper (1795-1859) m. Rev. Thomas Arden of Walton-on-Trent (1796-1860, descended from Edward I)[4], and had
16) Agnes Lucy Arden (1838-1874) m. Charles John Clay of Holly Bush Hall (1828-1910), and had 
Arthur Joseph Clay
-see Generation 17
17) Arthur Joseph Clay of Grangewood House (1870-1915) m. Bridget Parker-Jervis (1885-1973, descended from Edward III), and had
18) Evelyn Agnes Clay (1906-1995) m. Brigadier Edward ‘Ted’ Williams

The next post will lay out Evelyn (Clay) Williams’s descent from Anne, Duchess of Exter, as well as her 25 other lines of descent from Edward III.

Cheers,                  -----Brad



[1] Edward Williams’s first wife can be found in the Chadwyck-Healey article in Burke’s Peerage 107th Edition (2003), p. 741. Family trees in Ancestry.com take her ancestry farther back than the BP article does. Rather unusually for a lady of the upper class in early 20th-century England, none of Elizabeth’s four grandparents – Edward Charles Healey, Elizabeth Wheatley, William Killigrew Wait, Elizabeth Perrin – despite their rather posh-sounding names, appear to have any lines of descent from Edward I. So much for the claim of respected Victorian-era genealogist John Horace Round that if he were given an English person with at least 4 English/British grandparents he could prove their descent from a British royal.
[2] Philip Lybbe Powys is also an ancestor of former SocGenMed participant Tim Powys-Lybbe, and Tim’s online genealogy database is the go-to resource for these lines.
Rev. Edward Cooper
[The original portrait is in the
Jane Austen House Museum]
 [3] Rev. Edward Cooper, a first cousin of the novelist Jane Austen, is a descendant of Anne, Duchess of Exeter, the sister of Edward IV & Richard III. He and his wife Caroline Powys appear on p. 97 of the Anne of Exeter volume in Ruvigny’s Plantagenet Roll series. But the Marquis in 1907 only assigns the couple a single child – a son Rev. Edward Philip Cooper (1794-1864). In actuality, they had five sons and three daughters. So Generations 15-18 above are additions to Ruvigny.
[4] The Rev. Thomas Arden can be found in the ‘Arden formerly of Longcroft’ article in BLG 18th edition Vol. 2 (1969). The article provides little detail and no dates for Rev. Thomas. He was born 17 March 1796 at Longcroft Hall, Yoxall, Staffordshire, died 8 October at Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, buried 12 October 1860 at St John the Baptist Church, Walton-on-Trent. He married 9 April 1834 at St James Church, Longdon, Staffordshire, Isabella Mary Cooper (born 29 November 1795 at Harpsden. Oxfordshire; died 31 January 1859 at Walton-on-Trent). In
Isabella Mary Arden (née Cooper) with
her daughter Agnes Lucy
[from the Clay of Piercefield family tree
on Ancestry.com]
addition to the two sons mentioned in the article, Rev. Thomas and Isabella Mary Arden also had two daughters. Agnes Lucy, born 19 August 1838 at Longcroft Hall, christened 9 May 1839 at St Peter Church, Yoxall (see Generation 16 above), and her elder sister Margaret Isabella Arden, born 25 January at Longcroft Hall, christened 9 March 1836 at St Peter Church, Yoxall; died unmarried 11 May 1878 at Stapenhill House, buried St Peter Church, Stapenhill.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

James IV Descents for Brigadier Edward Williams (1892-1977)

In addition to his James V descent in the previous post, Brigadier Edward 'Ted' Williams has twelve other lines of descent from James IV, through three of that king's illegitimate daughters, half-sisters of James V.

James IV had three illegitimate daus A1, G1 & J1 (see below)
A1) Lady Janet Stewart (c.1508-by 1563) m. Malcolm, 3rd Lord Fleming (c.1494-1547), and had a son A2 & two daus C2 & D2 (see below)
A2) James, 4th Lord Fleming (1535-1558) m. Lady Barbara Hamilton (see G3 below), and had
A3) Jean Fleming (1554-1609) m. 1) John, 1st Lord Maitland of Thirlestane (1543-1595), and had
John Maitland,
1st Earl of Lauderdale -
see Generation A4
A4) John Maitland, 1st Earl of Lauderdale (1594-1645) m. Lady Isabel Seton (1594-1638, descended from James I), and had
A5) Charles Maitland, 3rd Earl of Lauderdale (1620-1691) m. Elizabeth Lauder, and had a son A6 & a dau B6 (see below)
A6) John Maitland, 5th Earl of Lauderdale (c.1655-1710) m. Lady Margaret Cunningham (c.1662-1742, descended from James II), and had
A7) Charles Maitland, 6th Earl of Lauderdale (1688-1744) m. Lady Elizabeth Ogilvy (see C8 below), and had
A8) Lady Janet Maitland (1721-1805) m. Thomas Dundas of Fingask (c.1708-1786), and had
A9) Maj-Gen. Thomas Dundas of Fingask m. Lady Eleanor Elizabeth Home (see B9 below), and had
Maj-Gen Thomas
Dundas - see
Generation A9
A10) Clementina Dundas (1785-1861) m. Thomas Bruce of Arnot Tower (1777-1852), and had
A11) Thomas Bruce of Arnot Tower (1808-1892) m. 1) Henrietta Dorin (1806-1859), and had
A12) Charlotte Clementina Bruce (1829-1872) m. Sir Edward Charles Sparshott Williams of Kensington (1831-1907), and had
A13) Sir Hugh Bruce Williams of Crowborough (1865-1942) m. Mabel Augusta Heward (1867-1945), and had
A14) Edward 'Ted' Stephen Bruce Williams of Bramdean (1892-1977)

Isabel Maitland,
Lady Elphinstone - see
Generation B6
B6) Lady Isabel Maitland (c.1654-1706) m. John, 8th Lord Elphinstone (see E6 below), and had
B7) Charles, 9th Lord Elphinstone (1682-1757) m. Elizabeth Primrose (1680-1738, descended from James I), and had
B8) Hon. Primrose Elphinstone (1725-1759) m. Rev. Alexander, 9th Earl of Home (see H10 below), and had
B9) Lady Eleanor Elizabeth Home (1759-1837) m. Maj-Gen. Thomas Dundas of Fingask (see A9 above)

C2) Margaret Fleming (c.1529-by 1587) m. 3) John Stewart, 4th Earl of Atholl (c.1530-1579, descended from Edward III), and had
C3) Lady Janet Stewart (d. 1593) m. Sir Duncan Campbell, 1st Baronet of
Sir Duncan Campbell,
1st Bt of Glenorchy -
see Generation C3
Glenorchy (1551-1631, descended from Edward III), and had
C4) Anne Campbell (b. c.1590) m. Sir Patrick Ogilvy of Inchmartine (1585-1651, descended from Edward III), and had
C5) Patrick Ogilvy, 2nd Earl of Findlater (c.1610-1659) m. Lady Elizabeth Ogilvy (b. c.1612), and had
C6) James Ogilvy, 3rd Earl of Findlater (c.1630-1711) m. 1) Lady Anne Montgomerie (see D6 below), and had
C7) James Ogilvy, 4th Earl of Findlater & Seafield (1663-1730) m. Anne Dunbar (1672-1708), and had
C8) Lady Elizabeth Ogilvy (1692-1778) m. Charles Maitland, 6th Earl of Lauderdale (see A7 above)

D2) Agnes Fleming (c.1537-1597) m. William, 6th Lord Livingston (d. 1592, descended from James I), and had a son D3 & a dau E3 (see below)
D3) Alexander Livingstone, 1st Earl of Linlithgow (c.1555-1621) m. Lady Helen Hay (c.1566-1627, descended from James II), and had
7th Earl of Eglinton -
see Generation D5
D4) Lady Anna Livingstone (c.1592-1632) m. Alexander Montgomerie, 6th Earl of Eglinton (see L4 below), and had
D5) Hugh Montgomerie, 7th Earl of Eglinton (1613-1669) m. 1) Lady Anne Hamilton (see I5 below), and had
D6) Lady Anne Montgomerie (1632-1687) m. James Ogilvy, 3rd Earl of Findlater (see C6 above)

E3) Jane Livingston (d. 1621) m. Alexander, 4th Lord Elphinstone (see below), and had 2 sons E4 & F4 (see K3 below)
E4) James Elphinstone of Barns (1580-1628) m. Margaret Forbes, and had
E5) Alexander, 6th Lord Elphinstone (d. 1654) m. his first cousin Hon. Lilias Elphinstone (see F5 below), and had
E6) John, 8th Lord Elphinstone (1649-1718) m. Lady Isabel Maitland (see B6 above)

F4) Alexander, 5th Lord Elphinstone (1577-1648) m. Elizabeth Drummond (B. c.1585), and had
F5) Hon. Lilias Elphinstone (1613-1675) m. her first cousin Alexander, 6th Lord Elphinstone (see E5 above)

G1) Lady Katherine Stewart, illegit. (c.1494-aft.1554) m. James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Morton (d. 1550, descended from James I), and had
G2) Lady Margaret Douglas (c.1516-aft.1579) m. James Hamilton, Duke of Châtelherault (c.1519-1575, descended from James II), and had 2 daus G3 & H3, and a son I3 (see below)
G3) Lady Barbara Hamilton (b. c.1533) m. James, 4th Lord Fleming (see A2 above)

H3) Lady Anne Hamilton (b. c.1542) m. George Gordon, 5th Earl of Huntly (see J3 below), and had
H4) George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly (1562-1636) m. Lady Henrietta Stuart (c.1573-1642,
1st Marquess of Huntly -
see Generation H4
descended from James II), and had
H5) Lady Anne Gordon (b. c.1591) m. James Stewart, 3rd Earl of Moray (c.1581-1638, descended from James V), and had
H6) James Stewart, 4th Earl of Moray (d. 1653) m. Lady Margaret Home (d. 1683, descended from Edward III), and had
H7) Lady Mary Stewart (c.1630-1668) m. Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll (1629-1685, descended from James I), and had
H8) Lady Jean Campbell (c.1665-1712) m. William Kerr, 2nd Marquess of Lothian (1661-1722, descended from James II), and had
H9) Lady Anne Kerr (c.1687-1727) m. Alexander, 7th Earl of Home (c.1680-1720, descended from James I), and had
H10) Rev. Alexander, 9th Earl of Home (c.1715-1786) m. 1) Hon. Primrose Elphinstone (see B8 above)

I3) John, 1st Marquess of Hamilton (c.1540-1604) m. Margaret Lyon (c.1545-1625, descended from James I), and had
I4) James, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton (1589-1625) m. Lady Anne Cunningham (d. 1647, descended from James II), and had
I5) Lady Anne Hamilton (c.1615-1632) m. Hugh Montgomerie, 7th Earl of Eglinton (see D5 above)

J1) Lady Margaret Stewart, illegit. (b. 1497) m. three times, and had a son J2 & two daus K2 & L2 (see below)
J2) George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly, by 1st husband (1513-1562) m. Lady Elizabeth Keith (b. c.1515, descended from James I), and had
J3) George Gordon, 5th Earl of Huntly (c.1534-1576) m. Lady Anne Hamilton (see H3 above)

4th Lord Elphinstone -
see Generation K3
K2) Margaret Drummond, by 3rd husband (c.1532-1590) m. Robert, 3rd Lord Elphinstone (1530-1602), and had
K3) Alexander, 4th Lord Elphinstone (1552-1638) m. Jane Livingston (see E3 above)

L2) Agnes Drummond, by 3rd husband (d. 1589) m. Hugh Montgomerie, 3rd Earl of Eglinton (c.1531-1585, descended from James I), and had
L3) Lady Margaret Montgomerie (c.1564-1624) m. Robert Seton, 1st Earl of Winton (c.1552-1603, descended from James I), and had
L4) Alexander Seton [later Montgomerie], 6th Earl of Eglinton (1588-1661) m. Lady Anna Livingstone (see D4 above)

As these Scottish lines are well-covered in peerage works and other online databases, I won't lay out all of the remaining descents from James I and James II of Scotland, and from Edward III of England. If anyone has any questions on the Scottish lines back to those earlier monarchs, just let me know.

This post wraps up the ancestry of Brigadier Edward 'Ted' Williams. He married twice. It was his second wife, Evelyn Agnes Clay, who was the mother of his four children, including younger son Edward Bruce Williams, husband of Catherine Jane Howard. My next post will explore the interesting ancestry of Evelyn Clay.

Cheers,                            -----Brad





Monday, March 30, 2015

James V Descent for Brigadier Edward Williams (1892-1977)

Continuing on with the ancestry of the spouses of the Howards in the Norfolk article of Burke’s Peerage 107th Edition (2003), we come to Edward Bruce Williams, husband of Catherine Mary Howard,[1] great-granddaughter of Sir Henry Howard (1843-1921) and Cecilia Dowdall Riggs (1844-1907), his American-born wife, whose 18-generation line of descent from Edward III was covered in my post to SocGenMed on March 6th.

Edward’s father, Edward ‘Ted’ Stephen Bruce Williams, was a distinguished British Army officer who served in both World Wars, and rose to the rank of Honorary Brigadier. He was also a first-class cricketer. He was born 2 November 1892 at Pinhoe, Devon, and died 20 January 1977 at Winchester, Hampshire. He has a Wikipedia bio.

Brigadier Ted Williams has a 14-generation illegitimate line of descent from James V of Scotland, through that monarch’s son the Earl of Moray, Regent of Scotland.

James V = Margaret Erskine, and had
James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray
1) James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, illegit. (1531-1570) m. Lady Agnes Keith (c.1544-1588, descended from James I), and had
2) Elizabeth Stewart, 2nd Countess of Moray (1565-1591) m. James Stewart, 2nd Earl of Moray (1565-1592, descended from Edward III), and had
3) James Stewart, 3rd Earl of Moray (c.1581-1638) m. Lady Anne Gordon (b. c.1591, descended from James IV), and had
4) James Stewart, 4th Earl of Moray (d. 1653) m. Lady Margaret Home (d. 1683, descended from Edward III), and had
5) Lady Mary Stewart (c.1630-1668) m. Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll (1629-1685, descended from James I), and had
6) Lady Jean Campbell (c.1665-1712) m. William Kerr, 2nd Marquess of Lothian (1661-1722, descended from James II), and had
7) Lady Anne Kerr (c.1687-1727) m. Alexander, 7th Earl of Home (c.1680-1720, descended from James I), and had
8) Rev. Alexander, 9th Earl of Home (c.1715-1786) m. 1) Hon. Primrose Elphinstone (1725-1759, descended from James IV), and had
9) Lady Eleanor Elizabeth Home (1759-1837) m. Maj.-Gen. Thomas Dundas of Fingask
Monument to Maj-Gen. Thomas Dundas
in St Paul's Cathedral
(1750-1794, descended from James IV), and had
10) Clementina Dundas (1785-1861) m. Thomas Bruce of Arnot Tower (1777-1852), and had
11) Thomas Bruce of Arnot Tower (1808-1892) m. 1) Henrietta Dorin (1806-1859),[2] and had
12) Charlotte Clementina Bruce (1829-1872) m. Sir Edward Charles Sparshott Williams of Kensington (1831-1907)[3], and had
13) Sir Hugh Bruce Williams of Crowborough (1865-1942) m. Mabel Augusta Heward (1867-1945)[4], and had
14) Edward Stephen Bruce Williams of Bramdean (1892-1977)

Brigadier Ted Williams’s 12 other lines of descent from James IV of Scotland, through three of that monarch’s illegitimate daughters, will be laid out in my next post.


[1] Edward Bruce Williams, his wife Catherine and their three sons are given on p. 2908 in the Norfolk article. Since 2003, the couple have become grandparents.
[2] The most thorough account of the Bruces of Arnot Tower, in Kinross-shire are the notes made by this Thomas Bruce between 1860 and 1869, and included in the memoir of his son Sir Charles Bruce, Milestones on My Long Journey: Memories of a Colonial Governor (1917). Thomas Bruce’s account of the parentage of his first wife Henrietta Dorin is more thorough than that given in the ODNB bio of her brother Joseph Alexander Dorin (1802-1872).
Arnot Tower, the seat of the Bruce family in the 19th-century
[3] Sir Edward Williams has an entry in both Who Was Who: Volume I 1897-1915, 7th Edition (2014), p. 683, and Who Was Who in British India. Sir Edward was the son of a Royal Navy surgeon, John Williams of Southsea, Hampshire (born about 1786, died 8 November 1856 at Southsea), and his first wife, whom I cannot further identify. Sir Edward was born at the Royal Navy base at Devonport, Plymouth, but the registers are not yet available online. Dr. Williams’s second wife, married 27 January 1846 at Sherborne, Dorset, was Emily Elizabeth Ashford, and per their marriage certificate, Dr. Williams’s father was “William Williams, yeoman”.
[4] I was excited to finally come across a Canadian in my research. Though Mabel Heward does not appear to have any descents from Edward I, her ancestry does take her back to a family in Burke’s Peerage. Her paternal grandmother, Mary Robinson, was the elder sister of Sir John Robinson, 1st Baronet of Toronto, and their ancestry can be traced in the article for that title in the 2003 BP. Her paternal grandfather, Major Stephen Heward of the Grenadier Guards, was a United Empire Loyalist who settled in Toronto and served as Auditor-General of Upper Canada. Their son (Mabel’s father), Stephen Heward Junior (1826-1881), a Toronto stockbroker, married Catherine Crookshank (1829-1917), daughter of George Crookshank (1773-1859), who has an entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.