|Evelyn (née Clay) Williams |
[Image from the Clay of Piercefield
family tree on Ancestry.com]
|Stapenhill House in 1878. It was demolished in 1933.|
|Marriage Notice of|
Edward Williams and Evelyn Clay
[Surrey Mirror, Friday, January 28th, 1938]
Issue of Evelyn Agnes (Clay) and Edward Stephen Bruce Williams:
1) Col. DAVID ARDEN BRUCE WILLIAMS, Royal Green Jackets, b. 1940; d. 23 June 2007; m. 1972, SUSAN ELLIS-JONES, b. 1947 Lancashire, and had issue, one son and two daughters.
2) BRIDGET EVELYN BRUCE WILLIAMS, b. 1943; m. 1968, JOHN CHARLES FAIRLIE of Dorchester, Dorset, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
3) EDWARD BRUCE WILLIAMS, b. 12 June 1946 The Well House, Banstead; m. 19 May 1973 Portsmouth, Hampshire, CATHERINE JANE HOWARD, b. 28 July 1950, only dau. of Capt. Henry Edmund Howard of Wickham (1923-1999, descended from Edward III) and Sheila Brown (1923-2007), and has issue, three sons.
4) JOANNA CATHERINE BRUCE WILLIAMS, b. 1949; m. 1978 Hampshire, DEREK R.M. ARMANDIAS of London, b. 1948 Windsor, Berkshire, and has issue, one daughter.
[*1] Edward Williams m. 1st 14 Apr. 1925 St Dubritius Church, Porlock, Somersetshire, Elizabeth Frances Chadwick-Healey, b. 1892 Marylebone, London; d.s.p. 24 Feb. 1934 Oxford, who can be found in the Chadwyck-Healey article in Burke’s Peerage 107th Edition (2003), p. 741. 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 four English/British grandparents he could prove their descent from a British royal.
|Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester|
- see Generation 1
|Arthur Joseph Clay -|
see Generation 17
|Rev. Edward Cooper (1770-1833)|
[The original portrait is in the
Jane Austen House Museum]
[*2] Philip Lybbe Powys is also an ancestor of genealogist Tim Powys-Lybbe, and Tim’s online database is the go-to resource for these lines.
[*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.
|Isabella (née Cooper) Arden with her daughter Agnes|
[from the Clay of Piercefield tree on Ancestry.com]
[*4] 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 addition to the two sons mentioned in the article, Rev. Thomas and Isabella Mary Arden also had two daughters. Agnes Lucy Arden, 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.
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.