Wednesday, October 28, 2015

{45} James IV Descents for Susan (née Inge) Moore (1804-1836)

Janet (née Stewart), Lady Fleming (c.1510-1562)
Of James IV of Scotland's five illegitimate daughters, two died in infancy, and the monarch arranged marriages to the heirs of earldoms for two others. But the youngest, Lady Janet Stewart, was only a child of three or so when both her father the king and her stepfather the earl of Bothwell were killed at the Battle of Flodden. Lady Janet's mother was a formidable woman. Agnes, dowager countess of Bothwell, had herself been born illegitimate, the daughter of James Stewart, earl of Buchan, great-uncle of James IV, and his long-time mistress Margaret Murray. Within a year after Flodden, Agnes had re-married Lord Home, who had withdrawn from that battlefield after having fought and won in his own sector, refusing to offer any further assistance as he had already suffered heavy losses in a raid over the border into England the month previous. When Lord Home was executed three years later, after open rebellion against the duke of Albany, Agnes re-married Lord Maxwell, the man who had helped Albany defeat Lord Home, and in return had been granted Home's march wardenships and many of his forfeited lands.

It was no doubt the dowager countess Agnes and her new husband Lord Maxwell who arranged the marriage of her daughter by the late king to the 30-year-old Lord Fleming. He inherited the lordship in November 1524, when his father was assassinated by the Tweedies of Drumelzier, with whom the Flemings had been feuding. Four months later, in March 1525, Lord Fleming received a dispensation to marry Lady Janet, the late king's illegitimate daughter. Lord Maxwell was principal captain of the royal guard, but had fallen out with the earl of Angus, estranged husband of the queen mother. The
Fleming Coat of Arms
young King James V was close not only to Lord Maxwell, but also to his wife the dowager countess Agnes, and to her daughter Lady Janet, his own half-sister. When 16-year-old James V openly took power from Angus in 1528, he appointed his sister's husband Lord Fleming the chamberlain of his household, and her stepfather Lord Maxwell his household carver. James V remained close to his sister Lady Fleming for the rest of his reign, and after his own untimely death, she served as governess to his only child, Mary, Queen of Scots. Lady Fleming was widowed after the Battle of Pinkie in 1547, then took a page from her mother's book and became a mistress to a king - Henri II of France, father-in-law of the Queen of Scots. King Henri was at least ten years the junior of Lady Fleming, so she must have been quite a lady, which her portrait indicates. She bore the king a son, Henri bâtard d'Angoulême (1551-1586), bringing illegitimacy down an additional, third, generation.

Through her maternal grandfather, the 7th Earl of Galloway, Susan Inge, the first wife of George Moore of Appleby Hall, descends from all three of James IV's married illegitimate daughters. Her eight lines of descent are as follows.

James IV, by different mistresses, had 3 illegitimate daus A1, E1 & G1 (see below)
A1) Lady Janet Stewart (c.1510-1562) m. Malcolm, 3rd Lord Fleming (c.1494-1547), and had a son A2 and three daus B2, C2 & D2 (see below)
A2) John, 5th Lord Fleming (c.1540-1572) m. Elizabeth Ross (c.1545-1578), and had
A3) Mary Fleming (b. c.1564) m. Sir James Douglas, 8th Laird of Drumlanrig (d. 1615), and had
A4) William Douglas, 1st Earl of Queensberry (c.1583-1640) m. Lady Isobel Kerr (c.1585-1628, descended from James II), and had
6th Earl of Galloway -
see Generation A8
A5) James Douglas, 2nd Earl of Queensberry (c.1620-1671) m. 2) Lady Margaret Stewart (c.1622-aft.1672, descended from James II), and had
A6) Lady Mary Douglas m. Alexander Stewart, 3rd Earl of Galloway (d. c.1690), and had
A7) James Stewart, 5th Earl of Galloway (d. 1746) m. Lady Katherine Montgomerie (see B8 below), and had
A8) Alexander Stewart, 6th Earl of Galloway (c.1694-1773) m. 2) Lady Catherine Cochrane (see D9 below), and had
A9) John Stewart, 7th Earl of Galloway (1736-1806) m. 2) Anne Dashwood (1742-1830, descended from Edward I), and had
A10) Lady Elizabeth Euphemia Stewart (1771-1855) m. William Phillips Inge of Thorpe Hall (1773-1838, descended from Henry VII), and had
A11) Susan Inge (1804-1836), first wife of George Moore of Appleby Hall

B2) Agnes Fleming (c.1537-1597) m. William, 6th Lord Livingston (d. 1592, descended from James I), and had
B3) Alexander Livingstone, 1st Earl of Linlithgow (c.1555-1621) m. Lady Eleanor Hay (c.1566-1627, descended from James II), and had
B4) Lady Anna Livingstone (d. 1632) m. Alexander Montgomerie, 6th Earl of Eglinton (see E4 below), and had
9th Earl of Eglinton -
see Generation B7
B5) Hugh Montgomerie, 7th Earl of Eglinton (1613-1669) m. 2) Lady Mary Leslie (b. c.1616, descended from James II), and had
B6) Alexander Montgomerie, 8th Earl of Eglinton (1638-1701) m. Lady Elizabeth Crichton (see C6 below), and had
B7) Alexander Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton (c.1660-1729) m. 1) Lady Margaret Cochrane (descended from James I), and had
B8) Lady Katherine Montgomerie (c.1677-1757) m. James Stewart, 5th Earl of Galloway (see A7 above)

C2) Elizabeth Fleming (b. c.1527) m. William, 5th Lord Crichton of Sanquhar (d. 1550), and had
C3) William Crichton of Sanquhar (c.1550-by 1590) m. Katherine Carmichael, and had
C4) William Crichton, 1st Earl of Dumfries (d. 1643) m. 1) Euphemia Seton, and had
C5) William Crichton, 2nd Earl of Dumfries (d. 1691) m. Penelope Swift, and had
C6) Lady Elizabeth Crichton (c.1640-1675) m. Alexander Montgomerie, 8th Earl of Eglinton (see B6 above)

D2) Margaret Fleming (c.1529-by1587) m. 3) John Stewart, 4th Earl of Atholl (d. 1579, descended from Edward III), and had
1st Marquess of Atholl -
see Generation D6
D3) John Stewart, 5th Earl of Atholl (1563-1595) m. Lady Mary Ruthven (b. c.1562, descended from Edward III), and had
D4) Lady Dorothy Stewart (d. by 1628) m. William Murray, 2nd Earl of Tullibardine (c.1574-1627, descended from Edward III), and had
D5) John Murray, 1st Earl of Atholl (c.1610-1642) m. Jean Campbell (descended from Edward III), and had
D6) John Murray, 1st Marquess of Atholl (1631-1703) m. Lady Amelia Ann Sophia Stanley (1633-1703, descended from Henry VII), and had
D7) Charles Murray, 1st Earl of Dunmore (1661-1710) m. Katherine Watts (1666-1711, descended from Edward III), and had
D8) Lady Anne Murray (1687-1710) m. John Cochrane, 4th Earl of Dundonald (see F8 below), and had
D9) Lady Catherine Cochrane (1709-1786) m. Alexander Stewart, 6th Earl of Galloway (see A8 above)

E1) Lady Margaret Stewart (1496-aft.1562) m. twice, and had a dau E2 and a son F2 (see below)
E2) Agnes Drummond, by 2nd husband (d. 1589) m. 2) Hugh Montgomerie, 3rd Earl of Eglinton (c.1531-1585, descended from James I), and had
E3) Lady Margaret Montgomerie (d. 1624) m. Robert Seton, 1st Earl of Winton (c.1552-1603, descended from James I), and had
E4) Alexander Seton [later Montgomerie], 6th Earl of Eglinton (1588-1661) m. Lady Anna Livingstone (see B4 above)

F2) George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly, by 1st husband (1513-1562) m. Lady Elizabeth Keith (b. c.1515, descended from James I), and had
1st Marquess of Huntly -
see Generation F4
F3) George Gordon, 5th Earl of Huntly (c.1534-1576) m. Lady Anne Hamilton (see G3 below), and had
F4) George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly (1562-1636) m. Lady Henrietta Stuart (c.1573-1642, descended from James II), and had
F5) Lady Mary Gordon (1610-1674) m. William, 1st Marquess of Douglas (1589-1660, descended from James I), and had
F6) William, 3rd Duke of Hamilton (1634-1694) m. Anne, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton (see H6 below), and had
F7) Lady Susanna Hamilton (1667-1737) m. 1) John Cochrane, 2nd Earl of Dundonald (c.1660-1690, descended from James I), and had
F8) John Cochrane, 4th Earl of Dundonald (1687-1720) m. Lady Anne Murray (see D8 above)

G1) Lady Katherine Stewart (c.1494-aft.1554) m. James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Morton (d. 1550, descended from James I), and had
3rd Duchess of Hamilton -
see Generation H6
G2) Lady Margaret Douglas (c.1516-aft.1579) m. James Hamilton, Duke of Châtelherault (c.1519-1575, descended from James II), and had a dau G3 & a son H3 (see below)
G3) Lady Anne Hamilton (b. c.1542) m. George Gordon, 5th Earl of Huntly (see F3 above)

H3) John, 1st Marquess of Hamilton (c.1540-1604) m. Margaret Lyon (c.1545-1625, descended from James I), and had
H4) James, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton (1589-1625) m. Lady Anne Cunningham (d. 1647, descended from James II), and had
H5) James, 1st Duke of Hamilton (1606-1649) m. Lady Mary Feilding (c.1613-1638, descended from Edward III), and had
H6) Anne, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton (1632-1716) m. William, 3rd Duke of Hamilton (see F6 above)

My next post will cover Susan (Inge) Moore's descent from Henry IV.

Cheers,                                            -------Brad

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

{44} Ruvigny Elaboration: Henry VII Descents for Susan (née Inge) (1804-1836), 1st Wife of George Moore of Appleby Hall

Inge Coat of Arms
For the past couple years, I've had in my database Susan Inge, first wife of George Moore of Appleby Hall, Leicestershire, with no details or ancestry. George Moore appears in Ruvigny's 1903 Tudor Roll volume on p. 485. No information on either of his wives is provided. It turns out that his first wife Susan is also descended from Henry VII, through each of her parents. As she did not have any issue, Ruvigny doesn't include her with her brothers in his Table LXXVI on p. 44.

The Inge family seems to have originated in the city of Leicester, and Richard Inge (1590-1663) served a term as Mayor there 1636-37. He had married the only child of William Ives, a London Alderman who purchased the manor of Thorpe Constantine, near Tamworth in Staffordshire, in 1631, and left it to his deceased daughter's widower and their children. Thorpe Constantine, with its prominent manor house Thorpe Hall, became the chief seat of the Inges, and they became a leading Staffordshire gentry family, serving as High Sheriff and Justices for that county in the late 1600s. It was Richard's grandson William Inge of Thorpe Hall (1647-1690) who first married into the Edward I bloodline when he took to wife Frances (1649-1712), the eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Gresley, 2nd Baronet of Drakelow. Their son William Inge of Thorpe Hall (1669-1731) was ‘a considerable scholar and an industrious antiquary', and was returned as MP for Tamworth 1715-1722. His marriage to a co-heiress brought the Inges an interest in the manor of Newton Regis, Warwickshire. It was his son who married into the Henry VII bloodline (see Line A below).
Thorpe Hall, Thorpe Constantine
The male line of the antiquarian and M.P. William Inge became extinct in 1903 on the death of his great-great-great-grandson William Frederick Inge of Thorpe Hall, and Thorpe Constantine passed to female descendants (see Burke's Landed Gentry, 18th Edition Vol. 1 (1965), pp. 446-448, sub Inge-Innes-Lillingston of Thorpe Constantine). A junior branch of the Inges, seated at Brightwell Manor in Bedfordshire, descends from Rev. Richard Inge, rector of Netherseal (1681-1748), younger brother of antiquarian William Inge, and the male line of that branch does continue to present day (Ibid, p. 408, sub Inge of Brightwell Manor).

Details for Susan Inge, her parents and siblings, will be followed by her two lines of descent from Henry VII.

WILLIAM PHILLIPS INGE of Thorpe Hall, Thorpe Constantine, Staffordshire, High Sheriff Staffordshire 1847-48, b. 26 Aug. 1773 Thorpe Hall, bap. 25 Sept. 1773 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine; d. 5 Feb. 1838 Thorpe Hall, bur. 12 Feb. 1838 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine, only son of William Inge of Thorpe Hall (1737-1785, descended from Henry VII - see Generation A12 below) & Anne Hall (1743-1792); m. 5 Jan. 1798 St Chad Church, Seighford, Staffordshire, Lady ELIZABETH EUPHEMIA STEWART, b. 6 Oct. 1771 Westminster, bap. 5 Nov. 1771 St James Church, Westminster; d. 12 Nov. 1855 Thorpe Hall, bur. 21 Nov. 1855 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine, 4th dau of John Stewart, 7th Earl of Galloway (1736-1806, descended from Henry VII - see Generation B10 below) & his 2nd wife Anne Dashwood (1742-1830, descended from Edward I), and had issue, three sons and three daughters.

Issue of William Phillips Inge & Lady Elizabeth Euphemia Stewart:

1) WILLIAM INGE of Thorpe Hall, b. 10 Feb. 1799 Thorpe Hall, bap. 2 Apr. 1799 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine; d. unm. there 3 Mar. 1870, bur. 9 Mar. 1870 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine.

2) Rev. GEORGE INGE of Thorpe Hall, Rector of Thorpe Constantine, b. 30 June 1800 Thorpe Hall, bap. 4 Aug. 1800 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine; d. unm. there 1 Aug. 1881, bur. 5 Aug. 1881 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine.

3) HARRIET INGE, b. 25 June 1802 Thorpe Hall, bap. 8 Aug. 1802 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine; d. unm. there 6 July 1874, bur. 11 July 1874 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine.
St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine, Staffordshire
[Photo by Dave Jones]

4) SUSAN INGE, b. 15 Sept. 1804 Thorpe Hall, bap. 1 Nov. 1804 St. Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine; d.s.p. there 12 Mar. 1836, bur. 18 Mar. 1836 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine; m. 10 June 1833 St Marylebone Parish Church, Westminster, GEORGE MOORE of Appleby Hall, Leicestershire, b. 17 Sept. 1811 Snarestone Lodge, Leicestershire, bap. 9 Jan. 1812 St Bartholomew Church, Snarestone; d. 26 Aug. 1871 Camisky House, Invernesshire, Scotland, bur. 2 Sept. 1871 St Michael & All Angels Church, Appleby Magna, only son & heir of George Moore of Appleby House (1778-1827) & his 1st wife Susan Drummond (1793-1813, descended from Henry VII). George m. 2ndly, 8 Jan. 1839 All Saints Church, Aston-upon-Trent, Derbyshire, Isabel Clara Holden (1810-1867, descended from Henry IV), and had issue.

5) SOPHIA INGE, b. 7 Dec. 1809 Thorpe Hall, bap. 4 Jan. 1810 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine; d. young, bur. there 3 July 1822.

6) Col. CHARLES INGE of Altries House, Maryculter, Kincardineshire, b. Thorpe Hall, bap. 5 Sept. 1813 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine; d. 16 Nov. 1874 Thorpe Hall, bur. 20 Nov. 1874 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine; m. 12 Dec. 1860 St James Episcopal Chapel, Peebles, Tweeddale, Scotland, MARY ANNE HAY, b. 1829 Edinburgh; d. 31 Jan. 1907 Thorpe Hall, bur. 4 Feb. 1907 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine, dau. of Sir Adam Hay, 7th Baronet of Smithfield (1795-1867, descended from James IV) & Henrietta Callendar Grant (1802-1849), and had issue, one son and one daughter.

Colonel Charles Inge did not marry until he was age 47, when it was clear that it was going to be up to him to continue the family into the next generation. After his marriage, he made Scotland his home. His two children were born in Edinburgh, and the 1871 Scotland Census finds Colonel Inge and his family residing at Altries House, in Maryculter, Kincardineshire (today Aberdeenshire). By that point, Charles was heir presumptive to Thorpe Hall, now in the possession of his unmarried and childless elder brother Rev. George Inge. Charles moved his family back to Thorpe Constantine, but he died there before his brother, so never became the head of the family. Thorpe Hall was inherited in 1881 by Charles's only son William Frederick Inge, then aged 18. William Frederick was the last male Inge at Thorpe Hall. His three daughters all eventually died unmarried and without issue, and in 1963 the middle daughter left Thorpe Hall to her cousin Mrs. Elizabeth Innes-Lillingston, the granddaughter of Ethel Harriet (née Inge) Davidson, the only daughter of Col. Charles Inge. Ruvigny has the descendants of Charles on p. 342 of his Tudor volume. For the most recent account of them, see the Inge-Innes-Lillingston of Thorpe Constantine article in Burke's LG.

Henry VII
Henry VII had a dau:
A1) Princess MARY TUDOR, b. 18 Mar. 1496 Richmond Palace, Surrey; d. 25 June 1533 Westhorpe Hall, Suffolk, bur. 22 July 1533 Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Suffolk; m. 2ndly 31 March 1515 Paris, France, CHARLES BRANDON, 1st Duke of Suffolk, b. c.1483; d. 22 Aug. 1545 Guildford, Surrey, bur. 9 Sept. 1545 St George Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, yr son of Sir William Brandon (c.1453-1485, descended from Edward I) & Elizabeth Bruyn (d. 1494), and had 2 daus A2 & B2 (see below)
A2) Lady FRANCES BRANDON, b. 16 July 1517 Hatfield, Hertfordshire, bap. 18 July 1517 St Ethelreda Church, Hatfield; d. 21 Nov. 1559 Richmond Palace, Surrey, bur. 5 Dec. 1559 St Edmund Chapel, Westminster Abbey; m. 1st May 1533 Suffolk House, Southwark, Surrey, HENRY GREY, 1st Duke of Suffolk, b. 17 Jan. 1517 Bradgate Hall, Leicestershire; d. 23 Feb. 1554 Tower of London, est son of Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset (1477-1530, descended from Edward III) & his 2nd wife Margaret Wotton (d. 1541), and had
A3) Lady KATHERINE GREY, b. c.1540; d. 27 Jan. 1568 Cockfield Hall, Yoxford, Suffolk, bur. 21 Feb. 1568 St Peter Church, Yoxford; m. 2ndly Dec. 1560 Beauchamp Place, London, EDWARD SEYMOUR, 1st Earl of Hertford, b. 22 May 1539 Beauchamp Place; d. 6 Apr. 1621 Netley, Hampshire, bur. Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, est son of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset (c.1500-1552, descended from Edward III) & his 2nd wife Anne Stanhope (c.1510-1587, descended from Edward III), and had
Katherine (née Grey),
Countess of Hertford
see Generation A3
A4) EDWARD SEYMOUR, Lord Beauchamp, b. 24 Sept. 1561 Tower of London, bap. there 26 Sept. 1561; d. 13 July 1612 Wick, Wiltshire, bur. St Mary Church, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire; m. 1581 HONORA ROGERS, dau of Sir Richard Rogers of Bryanston (c.1527-1605, descended from Edward I) & his 1st wife Cecilia Luttrell (d. 1566, descended from Edward I), and had
A5) Hon. HONORA SEYMOUR, b. c.1592; bur. 23 Mar. 1620 St Edmund Church, Dudley, Staffordshire; m. 16 July 1610, Sir FERDINANDO SUTTON, Heir of Dudley Castle, b. 4 Sept. 1588; d. 22 Nov. 1621 St Katherine Cree, London, bur. 23 Nov. 1621 St Margaret Church, Westminster, only son of Edward Sutton, 5th Lord Dudley (1567-1643, descended from Edward III) & Theodosia Harington (d. 1650, descended from Edward I), and had
A6) FRANCES, 6th Baroness DUDLEY, b. 23 July 1611 Dudley Castle, Staffordshire, bap. there 18 Aug. 1611; bur. 11 Aug. 1697 St Michael Church, Himley, Staffordshire; m. (settlement 17 Feb.) 1628, HUMBLE WARD, 1st Baron Ward of Birmingham, b. 1613; d. 14 Oct. 1670, bur. 17 Oct. 1670 St Michael Church, Himley, son of William Ward of Cheapside & Elizabeth Humble (d. 1616), and had
Barons Dudley & Ward coat of arms
A7) EDWARD WARD, 7th Baron Dudley, b. 1631; d. 3 Aug. 1701, bur. 8 Aug. 1701 St Michael Church, Himley; m. 1655, FRANCES BRERETON, b. c.1635; bur. 21 Nov. 1676 St Michael Church, Himley, dau of Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet of Handforth (1604-1661, descended from Edward I) & his 1st wife Susanna Booth (1601-1637, descended from Edward I), and had
A8) Hon. KATHERINE WARD, b. c.1663; d. 21 Apr. 1691 Enville Hall, Staffordshire, bur. 25 Apr. 1691 St Mary Church, Enville; m. 5 Nov. 1683 St Edmund Church, Dudley, Hon. JOHN GREY of Enville Hall, b. c.1628; d. Feb. 1709, 3rd son of Henry Grey, 1st Earl of Stamford (c.1599-1673, descended from Edward III) & Lady Anne Cecil (1602-1676, descended from Edward III), and had
A9) FRANCES GREY, b. c.1689; d. 22 Mar. 1769, bur. 1 Apr. 1769 St Michael Church, Tettenhall, Staffordshire; m. 15 Jan. 1704 St Mary Church, Enville, Sir JOHN WROTTESLEY, 4th Baronet of Wrottesley, b. c.1682; bur. 1 Nov. 1726 St Michael Church, Tettenhall, son of Sir Walter Wrottesley, 3rd Baronet of Wrottesley (1659-1712, descended from Edward III) & his 1st wife Eleanor Archer (1660-1694, descended from Henry IV), and had
A10) HENRIETTA WROTTESLEY, bap. 25 Nov. 1717 Wrottesley Hall, Tettenhall, Staffordshire; d. 12 Sept. 1790 Thorpe Hall, bur. 13 Sept. 1790 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine; m. 1 Jan. 1736 St Chad Church, Pattingham, Staffordshire, THEODORE WILLIAM INGE of Thorpe Hall, bap. 12 June 1711 St Mary Church, Newton Regis, Warwickshire; d. 14 Dec. 1753 Thorpe Hall, bur. 17 Dec. 1753 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine, son of William Inge of Thorpe Hall (1669-1731, descended from Edward I) & Elizabeth Phillips (1681-1728), and had
A11) WILLIAM INGE of Thorpe Hall, b. Thorpe Hall, bap. 8 Mar. 1737 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine; bur. there 19 Feb. 1785; m. 26 Nov. 1763, ANNE HALL, b. The Hermitage, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, bap. 7 Mar. 1743 St Luke Church, Holmes Chapel; bur. 25 July 1792 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine, dau of Thomas Hall of The Hermitage (1702-1748) & Elizabeth Bayley (d. 1745), and had
A12) WILLIAM PHILLIPS INGE of Thorpe Hall (1773-1838 - see details above) m. Lady Elizabeth Euphemia Stewart (see B11 below), and had
A13) SUSAN INGE (1804-1836), first wife of George Moore of Appleby Hall

Eleanor (née Brandon),
Countess of Cumberland
see Generation B2
B2) Lady ELEANOR BRANDON, b. 1519; d. 27 Sept. 1547 Brougham Castle, Westmorland, bur. Holy Trinity Church, Skipton, Yorkshire; m. June 1535 Suffolk House, Southwark, HENRY CLIFFORD, 2nd Earl of Cumberland, b. c.1517; d. 2 Jan. 1570 Brougham Castle, bur. Holy Trinity Church, Skipton, elder son of Henry Clifford, 1st Earl of Cumberland (1493-1542, descended from Edward III) & Lady Margaret Percy (c.1495-1540, descended from Edward III), and had
B3) Lady MARGARET CLIFFORD, b. 1540; d. 29 Sept. 1596 Cleveland Row, Westminster, bur. 22 Oct. 1596 Westminster Abbey; m. 7 Feb. 1555 Whitehall Palace, Westminster, HENRY STANLEY, 4th Earl of Derby, b. Sept. 1531 Lathom Castle, Lancashire, bap. there 4 Oct. 1531; d. there 25 Sept. 1593, bur. 4 Dec. 1593 St Peter & St Paul Church, Ormskirk, Lancashire, son of Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby (1509-1572, descended from Edward III) & his 2nd wife Lady Dorothy Howard (c.1514-c.1547, descended from Edward I), and had
B4) WILLIAM STANLEY, 6th Earl of Derby, b. Derby House, Cannon Row, Westminster, bap. 20 July 1561 St Martin Ludgate, London; d. 29 Sept. 1642 Chester, Cheshire, bur. there 1 Oct. 1642; m. 26 Jan. 1595 Greenwich Palace, Kent, Lady ELIZABETH DE VERE, b. 2 July 1575 Theobalds House, Hertfordshire, bap. there 10 July 1575; d. 10 Mar. 1627 Richmond Palace, Surrey, bur. 11 Mar. 1627 Westminster Abbey, dau of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604, descended from Edward I) & his 1st wife Anne Cecil (1556-1588), and had
7th Earl of Derby -
see Generation B5
B5) JAMES STANLEY, 7th Earl of Derby, b. 31 Jan. 1606 Knowsley Hall, Lancashire; d. 15 Oct. 1651 Bolton, Lancashire, bur. St Peter & St Paul Church, Ormskirk; m. 26 June 1626 The Hague, Holland, CHARLOTTE DE LA TREMOILLE, b. Dec. 1599 Thouars Castle, Poitou, France; d. 22 Mar. 1664 Knowsley Hall, bur. 6 Apr. 1644 St Peter & St Paul Church, Ormskirk, dau of Claude de La Trémoille, 2nd Duke of Thouars (1566-1604, descended from Frederick IV of Naples) & Countess Charlotte Brabatine of Nassau (1580-1631), and had
B6) Lady AMELIA ANN SOPHIA STANLEY, b. 17 July 1633; d. 22 Feb. 1703, bur. Dunkeld Cathedral, Perthshire, Scotland; m. 5 May 1659, JOHN MURRAY, 1st Marquess of Atholl, b. 2 May 1631; d. 6 May 1703, bur. 17 May 1703 Dunkeld Cathedral, son of John Murray, 1st Earl of Atholl (d. 1642, descended from James IV) & Jean Campbell (descended from Edward III), and had
B7) CHARLES MURRAY, 1st Earl of Dunmore, b. 28 Feb. 1661 Knowsley Hall; d. 19 Apr. 1710 Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh; bur. there 24 Apr. 1710; m. 18 Dec. 1682, KATHERINE WATTS, bap. 7 Sept. 1666 St Andrew Church, Hertford, Hertfordshire; d. by 22 Jan. 1711 (when administration of estate was granted), only dau of Richard Watts of Garnons (c.1630-1666, descended from Edward III) & Katherine Werden (b. c.1643), and had
7th Earl of Galloway -
see Generation B10
B8) Lady ANNE MURRAY, b. 31 Oct. 1687 Whitehall Palace; d. 30 Nov. 1710 Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland; m. 3 Apr. 1706 Paisley Abbey, JOHN COCHRANE, 4th Earl of Dundonald, b. 4 July 1687 Paisley; d. 5 June 1720, son of John Cochrane, 2nd Earl of Dundonald (c.1660-1690, descended from James I) & Lady Susanna Hamilton (1667-1737, descended from James IV), and had
B9) Lady CATHERINE COCHRANE, b. 1709; d. 15 Mar. 1786 Bath, Somersetshire, bur. 20 Mar. 1786 St Swithin Church, Walcot, Bath; m. 5 Jan. 1729 Edinburgh, ALEXANDER STEWART, 6th Earl of Galloway, b. c.1694; d. 24 Sept. 1773 Aix-en-Provence, France, son of James Stewart, 5th Earl of Galloway (d. 1746, descended from James IV) & Lady Katherine Montgomerie (d. 1757, descended from James IV), and had
B10) JOHN STEWART, 7th Earl of Galloway, b. 13 Mar. 1736; d. 13 Nov. 1806 Galloway House, Sorbie, Wigtownshire, Scotland, bur. 27 Nov. 1806 Sorbie Parish Church; m. 2ndly 13 June 1764 St George Hanover Square, London, ANNE DASHWOOD, b. 21 June 1742 Westminster, bap. 22 June 1742 St George Hanover Square; d. 8 Jan. 1830 Berkeley Square, London, bur. 15 Jan. 1830 St Mark Church, North Audley Street, London, dau of Sir James Dashwood, 2nd Baronet of Kirtlington Park (1715-1779, descended from Edward I) & Elizabeth Spencer (1718-1798, descended from Edward I), and had
B11) Lady ELIZABETH EUPHEMIA STEWART (1771-1855 - see details above) m. William Phillips Inge of Thorpe Hall (see A12 above)

My next post will lay out Susan (Inge) Moore's lines of descent from James IV of Scotland.

Cheers,                      ------Brad

Friday, October 9, 2015

{43} Edward III Descents for Catherine Blake (c.1680-1732), Wife of Lord Frederick Henry Howard

Blake of Ford coat of arms
[Sable, a chevron between three garbs or]
Of the three individuals who married into the second family of Henry Howard, 6th Duke of Norfolk, by his mistress-turned-duchess Jane Bickerton, the spouse we have the least information on is Catherine Blake, wife of the youngest, posthumous, child, Lord Frederick Henry Howard.

The Blake family originated near Andover, Hampshire, but made their fortune in London as woollen drapers. Catherine's paternal grandfather, Francis Blake of Highgate, Middlesex (d. 1693) was an administrator - registrar of fines in the common pleas, and served on the Middlesex militia commission from 1647 to 1660. His first wife, Katherine Browne, came from a family whose chief seat was Croft in Lincolnshire, but also held land in Northumberland: the manor of Oulchester, and houses in Berwick. Their second son Francis, Catherine's father, would become the most prominent member of the family. Using the Northumberland connections of his mother's family, 23-year-old Francis secured in 1662 a very advantageous marriage to an heiress of that county, Elizabeth Carr of Ford Castle. The Ford estate, which included several valuable collieries, had been the subject of much litigation. By 1673, with the aid of loans from his father and elder brother, Francis Blake was able to buy out the other coheirs. He was added to the Northumberland commission of the peace in 1675, knighted in 1689, and began serving as M.P. in that year, up until 1702.

Sir Francis had lost his only son and heir in 1684, so Catherine and her six sisters became his co-heirs. Neither the 1862 Blake pedigree by H. Kent Staple Causton, nor the 1922 Blake of Ford Castle pedigree in History of Northumberland Volume 11, provide baptism dates for Catherine or any of her sisters. Neither can I locate their baptisms in Ancestry, Find My Past or Family Search online databases. Considering that Catherine married her first husband in 1705, she was one of the younger, if not the youngest, daughters of Sir Francis Blake. Catherine's first husband, Sir Richard Kennedy, was an Irish baronet, and the circumstances of how he came to marry in London a Northumberland co-heiress are not clear. He was killed in a duel in 1710, leaving her a widow about the age of 30, with a young daughter.
Ford Castle, Northumberland
We don't know the date, or circumstances, of Catherine's second marriage, to Lord Frederick Henry Howard, a Captain in the 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards, who may have been a couple years younger than her, but it likely took place by 1716, the year Lord Frederick was returned to the Irish Parliament as a Member for Duleek in county Meath. He was serving in Parliament in 1727, the year of his death, implying that he died in that country, which would explain why he was not given the honour of burial in the Howard family vault in Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel, as his mother and elder brother Lord George Howard, were. We don't have any details on where Lord Frederick was buried, nor on where his widow Catherine was either, though we do know that she died nearly five years later, in January 1732, thanks to her death notice in Gentleman's Magazine.
Mount Kennedy House, co. Wicklow

CATHERINE BLAKE, b. c.1680-5 [her mother was born in 1640], d. 22 January 1731/2, bur. unknown, [youngest?] dau. and co-heiress of Sir Francis Blake of Ford Castle, Northumberland & Elizabeth Carr; m. 1) 4 January 1704/5 St Anne Soho, London, Sir RICHARD KENNEDY, 4th Baronet of Mount Kennedy, b. 1685; d. April 1710, son and heir of Sir Robert Kennedy, 3rd Baronet of Mount Kennedy & Frances Howard, and had issue; m. 2) by 1716, Lord FREDERICK HENRY HOWARD, b. 23 September 1684 Weybridge, Surrey, bap. 7 October 1684 St James Church, Weybridge; d. 16 March 1727 Ireland, bur. unknown, youngest (posthumous) son of Henry Howard, 6th Duke of Norfolk & Jane Bickerton. No issue[*1]

Issue of Catherine Blake & Sir Richard Kennedy, 4th Baronet:

1) ELIZABETH KENNEDY, b. c.1605/6 [given the date of her parents' marriage and of her own marriage], d. by February 1750, will dat. 9 July 1747, will pr. 9 February 1749/50; m. 12 December 1719 London[*2], Sir WILLIAM DUDLEY, 3rd Baronet of Clapton, b. 2 March 1696; d. 15 June 1764 York, Yorkshire, son and heir of Sir Matthew Dudley, 2nd Baronet of Clapton & Lady Mary O'Brien (descended from Edward III), and had issue, three sons (O'Brien, William & John Dudley) and one daughter (Elizabeth Dudley), who all died young.

Through her mother, Catherine Blake has three lines of descent from Edward III, one of which is as follows.

Edward III had a 2nd surviving son
1) Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence (1338-1368) m. 1) Lady Elizabeth de Burgh (1332-1363, descended from Edward I), and had
2) Lady Philippa Plantagenet of Clarence (1355-1377) m. Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March (1352-1381), and had
Lady Elizabeth (née Mortimer) Percy
- see Generation 3
3) Lady Elizabeth Mortimer (1371-1417) m. 1) Sir Henry 'Hotspur' Percy (1364-1403), and had
4) Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland (1394-1455) m. Lady Eleanor Neville (1403-1472, descended from Edward III), and had
5) Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland (1421-1461) m. Eleanor Poynings (1428-1484, descended from Edward I), and had
6) Lady Margaret Percy (b. c.1447) m. Sir William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe Hall (c.1450-1487, descended from Edward III), and had
7) Margaret Gascoigne (b. c.1470) m. Ralph, 3rd Lord Ogle (1468-1513, descended from Edward I), and had
8) Dorothy Ogle (c.1498-bef.1570) m. 1) Sir Thomas Forster of Adderstone (d. 1527), and had
9) Margaret Forster (b. c.1516) m. 1) William Heron, Heir of Ford Castle (d. c.1533, descended from Edward I), and had
10) Elizabeth Heron (1532-1554) m. Thomas Carr of Ford Castle (d. 1558), and had
11) William Carr of Ford Castle (1551-1589) m. Ursula Brandling, and had
12) Thomas Carr of Ford Castle (1577-1641) m. Isabel Selby (d. c.1608), and had
13) William Carr of Ford Castle (1605-1644) m. Susan Hodgson (d. aft.1686), and had
14) Elizabeth Carr (1640-by 1713) m. Sir Francis Blake of Ford Castle (1638-1718, descended from Edward I), and had
15) Catherine Blake (c.1680/5-1732), Lady Kennedy, wife of Lord Frederick Henry Howard

[*1] It's noteworthy that none of the three adult sons of the 6th Duke of Norfolk by his mistress-turned-duchess Jane Bickerton left issue. It's possible there was pressure put on them by the other members of the Howard family to insure they would not found a branch of male Howards who could possibly inherit the dukedom of Norfolk. Lord Frederick Howard, by his will, allowed Glossop House in Derbyshire to be inherited by the son of his sister Lady Philippa Standish, while Holmes Hall in Rotherham, Yorkshire, and other properties which the 6th Duke of Norfolk had left to his sons by Jane Bickerton, Lord Frederick designated to Francis Howard, 1st Earl of Effingham, with whom he had served in the 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards.

[*2] The dates for Elizabeth Kennedy and her husband Sir William Dudley, 3rd Baronet, are all taken from the Dudley article in Complete Baronetage Volume 3 (1900). I cannot confirm any of these dates with baptism, marriage, or burial records in databases of the three major online genealogy outlets (Ancestry, Find My Past, Family Search), nor can I find any of their four children in online databases. If anyone has ideas on further avenues to pursue to obtain these vital dates from parish registers, whether in England or Ireland, please let me know.

Cheers,                                     ----Brad

Sunday, October 4, 2015

{42} 'Who Do You Think You Are' Correction: Sir Michael Stanhope (by 1508-1552) is *Not* Descended from Edward I

Frank Gardner reviews a pedigree with York Herald Peter O'Donoghue
at the College of Arms on Who Do You Think You Are
I love the television series Who Do You Think You Are, and regularly watch both the U.S. and U.K. versions. I think they do tremendous work, and am often moved to tears along with the celebrity participants when their genealogical journeys touch on human emotion. I've just finished watching the Frank Gardner episode, which originally aired in the U.K. last week. Mr. Gardner has traced his ancestry back to Sir Michael Stanhope, the brother-in-law of Lord Protector Somerset, who was wrongfully executed on Tower Hill in 1552. He then pays a visit to the College of Arms, where Peter O'Donoghue, York Herald, shows him a pedigree created in the early 19th-century tracing Sir Michael Stanhope's descent from Edward I, then another much earlier manuscript pedigree tracing Edward I back to William the Conquerer. Mr. Gardner is visibly moved, as his recently deceased mother had always claimed that their ancestors had come over with the Conqueror, and would've been pleased to have learned that they were descended from the Conqueror himself. Unfortunately, the 19th-century pedigree is incorrect - Sir Michael Stanhope was most definitely not descended from William the Conqueror, at least not through Edward I.

The 19th-century pedigree shows Sir Michael Stanhope's paternal grandmother Mary Jerningham, wife of Thomas Stanhope of Shelford, as the daughter of "Edward Jerningham of Somerleyton Co. Suffolk Esq. = Mary daughter of Richard Scrope," who in turn is shown to be descended from Edward I's daughter Joan of Acre.
The 19th-century pedigree showing a descent for Sir Michael Stanhope (d. 1552) from Edward I
This is impossible chronologically. Per his entries in both History of Parliament and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Sir Michael Stanhope was born by 1508. This is a good estimate, as Sir Michael's father Sir Edward Stanhope died in 1511. Mary Scrope was the second wife of Sir Edward Jerningham of Somerleyton, who died 6 January 1515. Sir Henry Jerningham, the son of Sir Edward and his second wife Mary Scrope, was born 1509/10, per his entry in History of Parliament, which estimated this birthdate for him using his age as returned in his father Sir Edward's inquisition post mortem. We don't have an exact date of marriage for Sir Edward Jerningham and his second wife Mary Scrope, but as Sir Edward's first wife Margaret died in March 1503/4, per the inscription on her brass in St Mary Church, Somerleyton, any other child of Mary Scrope and Sir Edward Jerningham could not have been born prior to that date. Mary Scrope was not an ancestor of Sir Michael Stanhope, and her descent from Edward I does not apply to him.

Presumably the error stems from whichever herald composed the 19th-century pedigree. Per the Stanhope pedigree from the The Visitations of the county of Nottingham in the years 1569 and 1614, the paternal grandmother of Sir Michael Stanhope was “Margaretta (Elizabeth, Harl. 1400) filia Jerningham.” The Jerningham pedigree from the 1561 Visitation of Suffolk shows no Stanhope/Jerningham marriage. It does show that Sir Edward Jerningham and his second wife Mary Scrope had a daughter named Mary, but assigns her no husband, which means she either died young, or, if still living in the year 1561, was a middle-aged spinster.

In the introduction to her transcription of the 1515 will of Sir Edward Jerningham, Nina Green assigns to him a sister Margaret (or Mary) Jerningham married to Thomas Stanhope, and cites editions of Burke’s Perrage and Collins’s Peerage as her sources. But this placement does not match to the 1561 Jerningham pedigree, which gives that couple no such daughter, nor does it work chronologically. The parents of Sir Edward Jerningham (d. 1515) were John Jerningham (d. 1503) and Isabel Clifton, and they were married in 1459. The father of Sir Michael Stanhope, Sir Edward Stanhope (d. 1511), was born in 1469. A man born in 1469 could not be the grandson of a couple married ten years previous.
Sir Michael Stanhope (by 1508-1552)

We may never know exactly how Sir Michael Stanhope descended from the Jerningham family, but thanks to chronology, we can be certain that he was not at all descended from the baronial Scrope familes, nor descended at all from Edward I. An error made by a herald working in the early 19th-century, long before the computer age and centralization of genealogical records, is understandable. Anyone working with the published Visitation pedigrees is aware how frustrating they can be, as most contain no vital dates (birth, death, marriage) at all. Hopefully the herald at the Visitation, working with the representative of the family, was accurate as to the living members and one or two generations previous. But there was no way of verifying the accuracy of these, really until the 19th-century.  Thankfully today there are many secondary sources - the modern biography entries linked to above, for example - as well as now easily available primary sources such as inquisitions post mortem, wills, and other original documents in the National Archives.

The emotion Frank Gardner felt at the discovery of his descent from Edward I and William the Conqueror is not invalid, however, for he has many other, lines of descent from Edward I through his mother, which do hold up when chronology is applied to them. There actually is one through the same Scrope family as in the televised pedigree above, through the wife of Sir Michael Stanhope's namesake son.

Edward I had a daughter
1) Princess Joan ‘of Acre’ (1272-1307) m. 1) Gilbert de Clare, 6th Earl of Gloucester (1243-1295), and had
2) Lady Margaret de Clare (1293-1342) m. 2) Hugh Audley, Earl of Gloucester (c.1291-1347), and had
3) Lady Margaret Audley (c.1321-1349) m. Ralph, 1st Earl of Stafford (1301-1372), and had
Margaret (née Stafford), Lady Neville -
see Generation 5
4) Hugh, 2nd Earl of Stafford (1341-1386) m. Lady Philippa Beauchamp (c.1340-bef.1385), and had
5) Lady Margaret Stafford (c.1365-1396) m. Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland (c.1364-1425), and had
6) Lady Margaret Neville (1396-1464) m. Richard, 3rd Lord Scrope of Bolton (1394-1420), and had
7) Henry, 4th Lord Scrope of Bolton (1418-1459) m. Elizabeth Scrope (d. 1504), and had
8) Richard Scrope of Bentley (d. 1485) m. Eleanor Washbourne (d. 1506), and had
9) Eleanor Scrope (c.1476-by 1509) m. Sir Thomas Wyndham of Felbrigg Hall (d. 1522, descended from Edward I), and had
10) Mary Wyndham (c.1508-1596) m. Erasmus Paston, Heir of Paston Hall (by 1508-1540, descended from Edward I), and had
11) Gertrude Paston (c.1539-1605) m. Sir William Reade of Osterley Park (c.1538-1621), and had
12) Anne Reade (c.1579-1616) m. Sir Michael Stanhope of Sudbourne Hall (c.1549-1621, son of the Sir Michael Stanhope who was beheaded in 1552), and had
13) Jane Stanhope (1601-bef.1645) m. Sir William Withypool of Christchurch (d. 1645, descended from Edward III), and had
14) Elizabeth Withypool (d. 1669) m. Leicester Devereux, 6th Viscount Hereford (1617-1676, descended from Edward III), and had
15) Hon. Frances Devereux (c.1659-1688) m. William, 4th Viscount Tracy (d. 1712, descended from Edward III), and had
16) Hon. Elizabeth Tracy (1680-1747) m. Robert Burdett, Heir of Bramcote (1680-1716, descended from Edward III), and had
17) Dorothy Burdett (1715-1794) m. Rev. John Rolleston, ancestors of Grace (née Rolleston) Gardner, mother of Frank Gardner

Frank Gardner is also descended from Lady Mary Carey “the Other Boleyn Girl”, sister of Queen Anne Boleyn, through his ancestor Robert Burdett (see Generation 16 above). There is a school of thought that one or both of Mary Boleyn’s two children with her husband Sir William Carey were in actuality her children by Henry VIII, which would make Frank Gardner a possible descendant of that monarch as well.
Lady Mary (née Boleyn) Carey

1) Lady Mary Boleyn (c.1499-1543) m. William Carey of Aldenham (c.1496-1528, descended from Edward III), and had
2) Katherine Carey (c.1523-1569) m. Sir Francis Knollys of Rotherfield Greys (c.1512-1596), and had
3) Henry Knollys of Ewelme (1541-1582) m. Margaret Cave (1549-1606), and had
4) Elizabeth Knollys m. Sir Henry Willoughby, 1st Baronet of Risley (1579-1649), and had
5) Anne Willoughby (1614-1688) m. 1) Sir Thomas Aston, 1st Baronet of Aston (1600-1646, descended from Edward III), and had
6) Magdalen Aston (d. 1694) m. Sir Robert Burdett, 3rd Baronet of Bramcote (1641-1716, descended from Edward I), and had
7) Robert Burdett, Heir of Bramcote (1680-1716) m. Hon. Elizabeth Tracy (1680-1747, descended from Edward III and Sir Michael Stanhope), and had
8) Dorothy Burdett (1715-1794) m. Rev. John Rolleston, ancestors of Grace (née Rolleston) Gardner, mother of Frank Gardner

Television (and it's sister the internet) reaches such a wide audience, I think it important that the genealogy shown be as accurate as possible. In that spirit, I offer this correction, and have submitted it to both the College of Arms and the Who Do You Think You Are message board.

Cheers,            -----Brad

Saturday, October 3, 2015

{41} Edward IV Descent for William Thompson (1680-1744), Stepson of Lord George Howard

Thompson coat of arms
The Humbleton Thompsons
differenced with a crescent
When Lord George Howard, third son of the 6th Duke of Norfolk, finally took a wife, at age 30, in 1698, it was financial stability, not the desire to start a family, that was his motivation. The lady he chose, Arabella Thompson, was thirteen years his his senior, so unlikely (and probably unable) at age 42 to bear him children. But she was a wealthy heiress, and Lord George a Catholic Jacobite who was heavily in debt. Their marriage settlement left her estates in the hands of trustees and under her full control, but did provide her new husband some estate in the (what seemed at the time, given their age difference), likely event that he would outlive her. Lord George kept secret from Arabella the full extent of his debt, and when she discovered after they were married that it amounted to £2,000, she refused to pay it, and the marriage quickly went sour.

Arabella, Lady Howard, was no doubt tired of being a pawn in the financial schemes of men who were supposed to honour and protect her. Her father Sir Edmund Alleyn, 2nd Baronet, died in 1656 when she was only a year old, her mother died two months later, and when her brother, Sir Edmund Alleyn, 3rd Baronet, still a child, followed their parents to the grave the next year, in 1658, the three-year-old Arabella became an extremely wealthy heiress. A very thorough account of this Allen family is given by historian and archivist Nick Kingsley in a post on his wonderful blog (which I highly recommend) Landed families of Britain and Ireland. In the 16th-century, the Allens, originally from Thaxted in Essex, inherited through marriage two manors in that county - Hatfield Peverel Priory and Little Leighs Hall. Though the family's baronetcy was inherited by Arabella's great-uncle seated at Little Leighs Hall, the young girl received the family's chief seat of Hatfield Peverel and the rest of the landed estate, worth a hefty £1,400/year in rent alone. Arabella's dying mother in her will had appointed her own first cousin William Thompson as one of two guardians over her infant daughter, but, in an effort to protect her from land-hungry predatory relations, had entrusted her daughter's physical care to a more objective third party, Sir William Dalston. But Lady Alleyn's plans proved to be useless when faced with greed, and immediately Thompson and two other relations, uncle Sir William Jones, and great-uncle Sir George Alleyn, now 4th Baronet, contested with Dalston for her custody. Thompson abducted the girl, and betrothed her to his son and heir Francis.
Hatfield Peverel Priory, Essex in about 1960
The Alleyns were Protestant, but Thompson was a Catholic. His family had started off as successful merchants in Scarborough, Yorkshire, in the sixteenth-century, and in 1614 purchased a country estate, Humbleton Hall, in Holderness, which became their chief seat, though their influence in Scarborough remained vast. They served that town as bailiffs, leased the castle from the Crown, and were regularly returned to Parliament from there, starting in 1625. William Thompson was powerful enough to succeed in his abduction of the young heiress, quickly sending her to the continent to be raised Catholic, and keeping her from seeing her other relations until she reached the age of twelve, forcing her then to legally agree to the contracted marriage to his son. This only bred resentment in Arabella, who watched the Thompsons use her inheritance to clear their debts, and, after she refused to levy a fine and settle it legally on the Thompsons, made her closest relative Sir William Jones, pay for her food and shelter. It was Sir William who finally made her husband Francis Thompson grant her a maintenance allowance of £200/year (these details, like most of the information about the second family of the 6th Duke of Norfolk, come from Henry Kent Staple Causton's 1862 work The Howard Papers, pp. 349-353). But by that point, the damage was done: in their eleven years of marriage, Arabella bore Francis just a single child, a son, when she was age 25, and the couple chiefly lived apart. Francis Thompson, who, like his father, was a Member of Parliament for Scarborough, died in 1693, only age 38, a year after his father.
Scarborough Castle, Yorkshire

When her second marriage started down the same path as her disastrous first, Arabella stepped up and took charge, instigating a formal and legal separation from Lord George Howard in January 1707. The two do not seem to have parted amicably - Lord George made no mention of his estranged wife in his 1720 will. In the meantime, Arabella, who "seems to have been a woman of independent views and strong character" (Nick Kingsley), believing her son was well provided for financially with his paternal Thompson inheritance, sold her property of Birdbrook Hall, Essex, in 1716, and petitioned Parliament to allow her to lease Hatfield Priory for life to her executor Arthur Dobbs, with reversion after his death to her cousin Sir Edmund Alleyn, 8th Baronet. Her request was granted, and Arabella lived in retirement till July 1746, surviving her only child by two years, dying at the ripe old age of 90.
Alleyn of Hatfield Peverel coat of arms

ARABELLA ALLEYN, b. 5 Nov. 1655 Hatfield Peverel Priory, Essex, bap. 21 Nov. 1655 St Andrew Church, Hatfield Peverel, d. 9 July 1746, bur. there 15 July 1746, only dau. and heiress of Sir Edmund Alleyn, 2nd Baronet of Hatfield Peverel (1632-1656) & Frances Gent (1636-1657, descended from Edward I - see Generation A14 below); m. 1st 2 Dec. 1669, FRANCIS THOMPSON of Humbleton Hall, Yorkshire, b. c.1655 (aged 15 in June 1671); d. 27 Oct. 1693, bur. St. Peter Church, Humbleton, son of William Thompson of Humbleton Hall & Frances Barnard, and had issue, one son; m. 2nd 1698 (separated 23 Jan. 1707), Lord GEORGE HOWARD of Holmes Hall, Rotherham, b. 1668, d.s.p. 6 Mar. 1721 Croydon, Surrey, bur. 20 Mar. 1721 Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel, Sussex, son of Henry Howard, 6th Duke of Norfolk & Jane Bickerton.

Issue of Arabella Alleyn & Francis Thompson:

1) WILLIAM THOMPSON of Humbleton Hall, M.P. Scarborough 1701-17221730-1744b. c.1680 (aged 15 in July 1695), d. unm. June 1744; .

I usually don't blogpost Edward I descents, as there are just so many, but Arabella (Alleyn) (Thompson) Howard has a single 15-generation line of descent from that monarch, which is not immediately obvious from published accounts, so I'm making an exception. It is followed below by the line of descent for her son William Thompson from Edward IV.

Edward I had a dau:
A1) Princess Joan 'of Acre' (1272-1307) m. 1) Gilbert de Clare, 6th Earl of Gloucester (1243-1295), and had
A2) Lady Eleanor de Clare (1292-1337) m. 1) Hugh, 2nd Lord Despenser (c.1289-1326), and had
Sir Edmund Arundel -
see Generation A4
A3) Isabel Despenser (c.1313-aft.1356) m. (div.) Richard Fitzalan, 3rd Earl of Arundel (c.1314-1376), and had
A4) Sir Edmund Arundel of Bignor (1327-c.1381) m. Lady Sybil Montagu (c.1327-aft.1371), and had
A5) Philippa Arundel (c.1352-1399) m. 1) Sir Richard Cergeaux of Colquite (c.1340-1393), and had
A6) Elizabeth Cergeaux (b. c.1371) m. Sir William Marney of Layer Marney (c.1370-1414), and had
A7) Anne Marney m. Sir Thomas Tyrell of Heron Hall (c.1411-1476), and had
A8) Sir Robert Tyrell of Wivenhoe (d. 1508) m. 1) Christian Hartishorn (d. 1506), and had
A9) Robert Tyrell of Birdbrook Hall (d. 1555) m. Joyce Crosse[*1], and had
A10) Thomas Tyrell, Heir of Birdbrook Hall (d. 1555) m. Elizabeth ---[*1], and had
A11) Anne Tyrell (c.1555-1580) m. Sir John Dalston of Dalston Hall (1556-1633), and had
A12) Dorothy Dalston (b. 1577) m. Henry Gent of Moyns Park (d. 1639), and had
A13) Thomas Gent, Heir of Moyns Park (d. 1638) m. Isabel Thompson, and had
A14) Frances Gent (1636-1657) m. Sir Edmund Alleyn, 2nd Baronet of Hatfield Peverel (1632-1656), and had
A15) Arabella Alleyn (1655-1746) m. 1) Francis Thompson of Humbleton Hall (see B9 below)

[*1] In the Tyrell pedigree from the 1558 Visitation of Essex, p. 115, the wife of Robert Tyrell is given as "Joyce da. to Crosse". No wife or child is assigned to their eldest son Thomas, though he had died three years before, leaving a daughter and heiress. The pedigree is full of errors, but whether they are from the original 1558 herald's visitation, or from the 1878 efforts of editor Walter C. Metcalfe, is not clear. Surviving records confirm that the first name of Robert Tyrell's wife was 'Joyce', and the first name of the wife of his son Thomas was 'Elizabeth', but further identifying these spouses is difficult. The surname 'Crosse' does occur in East Anglia in this period, in both Essex and Cambridgeshire. If anyone has any knowledge, or suggestions on avenues for further research, on the Tyrell spouses in these generations, please let me know.

Through his father, Arabella's son William Thompson has a ten-generation illegitimate descent from Edward IV.
Edward IV

Edward IV = (probably) Margaret Fitzlewis, Dame Lucy (1440-1466, descended from Edward I), and had a dau:
B1) Margaret Plantagenet, illegit. (b. c.1462) m. Thomas Lumley, Heir of Lumley Castle (c.1462-1503, descended from Edward III), and had
B2) Roger Lumley of Ludworth Tower m. Isabel Radcliffe (descended from Edward I), and had
B3) Agnes Lumley (d. 1564) m. John Lambton of Lambton Castle (c.1505-1549), and had
B4) Helen Lambton (d. 1611) m. George Tonge of Eccleshall (d. 1593, descended from Edward III), and had
B5) Henry Tonge of West Thickley (1550-1615) m. 1) --- Watson [*2], and had
B6) Mary Tonge (b. c.1590) m. Henry Blakiston of Archdeacon Newton (d. 1665), and had
B7) Mary Blakiston (1610-1659) m. Stephen Thompson of Humbleton Hall (1603-1677), and had
B8) William Thompson of Humbleton Hall (1629-1692) m. Frances Barnard (d. 1711), and had
B9) Francis Thompson of Humbleton Hall (c.1655-1693) m. Arabella Alleyn (see A15 above), and had
B10) William Thompson of Humbleton Hall (1680-1744)

[*2] The Tonge of West Thickley pedigree from the 1615 Visitation of Durham records the first wife of Henry Tonge only as "......, da. of ...... Watson of the Bishopricke". I've been as yet unable to further identify her.

Cheers,                                       ------Brad