Descendants of Robert de Wingfield and Joan Falstaff


picture

First Generation  Next




1. Robert de Wingfield of Wingfield Castle, son of John de Wingfield, was born about 1146-1216 1 and died about 1183-1292 1 about age 37.

General Notes: He was styled "of Wingfield Castle" although The Castle was not built of stone until 1385. 1

Robert married Joan Falstaff.1 Joan was born about 1152-1219 in England 1 and died about 1193-1298 in England 1 about age 41. Another name for Joan was Joan Falstolf.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2 M    i. Thomas de Wingfield Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield was born about 1230 in England and died about 1322 1 about age 92.

picture

previous  Second Generation  Next





2. Thomas de Wingfield Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield (Robert of Wingfield Castle1) was born about 1230 in England and died about 1322 1 about age 92.

General Notes: In 1248 Henry III visited Framlingham Castle disgusied as a monk.

In 1256 Henry III visited Framlingham Castle disguised as a monk.

In 1257 he was accused of taking fines for Breaking Assize of bread and ale at Middleton, Suffolk, England. (His wife's uncle was Thomas Weyland, Chief Justice.)

In 1289 he was sacked and banshed to the Tower of London. 1

Thomas married Alice Weyland.1 Alice was born about 1189-1248 in Cromer, Norfolk, England 1 and died about 1220-1329 1 about age 31.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 3 M    i. Sir John de Wingfield Lord of Wingfield & Dennington was born about 1279 in England.1

picture

previous  Third Generation  Next



3. Sir John de Wingfield Lord of Wingfield & Dennington (Thomas Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield2, Robert of Wingfield Castle1) was born about 1279 in England.1

Noted events in his life were:

• Political: Going Beyond the Seas with Edward I Was William De Brews, of Stowlangtoft, Suffolk Who Nominated John Wingfield and Richard De Brews as His Attorneys until Christmas., 25 Apr 1279. 1

John married Ann Peche before 1305.1 Another name for Ann was Peach.

Children from this marriage were:

   4 M    i. Giles Egidius de Wingfield Lord of Stradbroke 1 was born in England.1 Another name for Giles was The Poaching Parson.

+ 5 M    ii. Sir John de Wingfield Lord of Wingfield was born about 1305 1 and died about 1358 1 about age 53.

   6 M    iii. Richard de Wingfield Lord of Dennington 1 was born in 1305 in Suffolk, England.1

   7 M    iv. Roger de Wingfield was born after 1306 in England.1

picture

previous  Fourth Generation  Next





5. Sir John de Wingfield Lord of Wingfield (John Lord of Wingfield & Dennington (Sir)3, Thomas Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield2, Robert of Wingfield Castle1) was born about 1305 1 and died about 1358 1 about age 53.

General Notes: Sir John Wingfield Held Lands in: Yorks (Nettons,balne, 8 Miles East of Pontefract, of John of Warren, Earl of Surrey) 220 Acres

Hants (Crondall, near Farnham) Norfolk (Maidestone, near Frettenham) Suffolk (Hurts Hall, Saxmundham; Saxlingham). 1

John married Elizabeth Honypott.1 Elizabeth was born in 1309 in England 1 and died in 1388 1 at age 79.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 8 M    i. Sir John Wingfield Lord of Wingfield was born in Saxmundham, Suffolk, England 1 and died in 1362.1

+ 9 M    ii. Sir Thomas Wingfield Knight of Letheringham was born in 1328 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 and died in Aug 1378 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 at age 50.

picture

previous  Fifth Generation  Next





8. Sir John Wingfield Lord of Wingfield (John Lord of Wingfield (Sir)5, John Lord of Wingfield & Dennington (Sir)3, Thomas Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield2, Robert of Wingfield Castle1) was born in Saxmundham, Suffolk, England 1 and died in 1362.1 The cause of his death was the Plague.

General Notes: He fought at Crecy in 1346 1. [VCH STAFFS XVI,33]

He was in Normandy from 1347 to 1348.

He was Chief of staff to The Black Prince the heir to Edward III in 1350.

He fought at Poiters in 1356. Captured Sire Daubigny, head of the King's 400 Knight Bodyguard. Edward III paid John Wingfield œ833 for Daubigny.

He held land in Dorest, Rederhall (Norfolk), and Cavendish in 1356. 1

Medical Notes: The Black Prince paid for the funeral.

John married Elenor de Glanvyle.1

The child from this marriage was:

   10 F    i. Katherine Wingfield was born in 1350 in Suffolk, England.1

Katherine married Sir Michael de la Pole 1st Earl of Suffolk, Lord of Wingfield.

9. Sir Thomas Wingfield Knight of Letheringham (John Lord of Wingfield (Sir)5, John Lord of Wingfield & Dennington (Sir)3, Thomas Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield2, Robert of Wingfield Castle1) was born in 1328 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 and died in Aug 1378 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 at age 50.

General Notes: He was described as lanky, monkish looking. His monument is in Wingfield Church.

He inherited Badingham.

He fought at Crecy in 1346 in the Retinue of the Earl of Arundel 1. [Salt XVI, 96] (Edward III Defeated the French)

He held Metton and Hasketon.

In 1347 he was made Keeper of Bromfield for the Black Prince.

Left 12 Silver Spoons and 6 Pieces of Plate and De Brews' Armour Which Was "Never to Leave the Family." 1

Thomas married Margaret de Boville, daughter of Sir John de Boville and Petronella Scales.1 Margaret was born in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 and died in Letheringham, Suffolk, England.1

Children from this marriage were:

+ 11 M    i. Sir John Wingfield of Letheringham was born in 1345 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England,1 died in 1389 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 at age 44, and was buried in Letheringham, Suffolk, England.1

   12 F    ii. Elenor Wingfield .1

Elenor married Sir William Hoo.
picture

previous  Sixth Generation  Next





11. Sir John Wingfield of Letheringham (Thomas Knight of Letheringham (Sir)9, John Lord of Wingfield (Sir)5, John Lord of Wingfield & Dennington (Sir)3, Thomas Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield2, Robert of Wingfield Castle1) was born in 1345 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England,1 died in 1389 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 at age 44, and was buried in Letheringham, Suffolk, England.1

General Notes: Held Cleervands Manor, Framlingham; Lee, Cheshire; Gisloham, Lowestoft, Stamford.

For Which One Quarter and One Sixth of a Knight's Fee, Commanded When Required Guards at Framlingham Castle.

He was described as slim, with a droopy moustache.

He was Member of Parliament from Suffolk, England 1383-1389 1



John married Margaret Hastings, daughter of Sir Hugh Hastings of Elsing & Gressenhall and Anne le Despenser.1 Margaret was born about 1355 in Elsing, Norfolk, England,1 died in 1397 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 about age 42, and was buried in Letheringham, Suffolk, England.1

Children from this marriage were:

+ 13 M    i. Sir Robert Wingfield was born about 1370 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England,1 died on 3 May 1409 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 about age 39, and was buried in Letheringham, Suffolk, England.1

   14 M    ii. John Wingfield .1

picture

previous  Seventh Generation  Next





13. Sir Robert Wingfield (John of Letheringham (Sir)11, Thomas Knight of Letheringham (Sir)9, John Lord of Wingfield (Sir)5, John Lord of Wingfield & Dennington (Sir)3, Thomas Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield2, Robert of Wingfield Castle1) was born about 1370 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England,1 died on 3 May 1409 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 about age 39, and was buried in Letheringham, Suffolk, England.1

Robert married Elizabeth Russell.1 1 Elizabeth was born about 1374 in Strensham, Worcester, England,1 died in Letheringham, Suffolk, England,1 and was buried in Letheringham, Suffolk, England.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 15 M    i. Sir Robert Wingfield Member of Parliment 1 2 3 4 5 was born in 1403 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England,1 died on 21 Nov 1454 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 at age 51, and was buried in Letheringham, Suffolk, England.1

   16 M    ii. William Wingfield was born about 1405.1

William married Elizabeth Barnake.1

   17 F    iii. Anne Wingfield was born about 1407.1

   18 F    iv. Sister Margaret Wingfield was born about 1409.1

picture

previous  Eighth Generation  Next





15. Sir Robert Wingfield Member of Parliment 1 2 3 4 5 (Robert (Sir)13, John of Letheringham (Sir)11, Thomas Knight of Letheringham (Sir)9, John Lord of Wingfield (Sir)5, John Lord of Wingfield & Dennington (Sir)3, Thomas Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield2, Robert of Wingfield Castle1) was born in 1403 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England,1 died on 21 Nov 1454 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 at age 51, and was buried in Letheringham, Suffolk, England.1

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 6 Oct 1454. 1 This is the last Will of Sir Robert Wingfield Knight made at Cambridge the 6th day of October the reighn of King Henry the VI after The Conquest xxxi.

In the beginning he prayeth his Feffees that they would make estate after his decease to Elizabeth his wife of the Manor of Lederingham with all the lands tenements Rents and services with all the appurtenances lying in divers Towns to the said Elizabeth therm of her life with her dower of all my other Manors lands tenements Rents and services Being in the Shire of Suffolk outsept Caldwaller.

And also he prayeth his Feffees that they will make estate to John his Son to him and to his Heirs male of his body lawfully begotten of the manors towns and with the Reversion of the Manor of Lydingham with all the lands tenements Rents and services in foresaid which the said Elizabeth holdeth term of Life to him and to his heirs male of his body lawfully begotten.

And in case the said John die without issue male of his body coming that then all the said manors lands tenements Rents and services with the appurtenances Remain to Robard the son of said Sir Robard to him and to his Heirs male of his body coming.

And for Default of Issue male of his body coming that then all the said Manors lands tenemsnts Rents and services remain to Thomas the son of the said Sir Robard to him and to his Heirs male of his body coming.

And for Default of issue male of his body coming that then all the said Manors lands tenements Rents and services Remain to William the son of the said Sir Robard to him and to his Heirs male of his body coming and for Default of issue male of his bodycoming that then all the said Rents Tenements and services Remain to Havy the son of the said Sir Robard to him and to his heirs male of his body coming.

And for default of issue male of his body that then all the said Manors lands tenements Rents and services Remain to Elizabeth and Ann and Katherine daughters of the said Sir Robard to have and to her Heirs male of her body coming.

And for Default of issue male of her body coming to Remain to the Right Heirs of said Sir Robard Wingfield.

(page 2 missing)

...profits of the Manor of Westale the first year after his death shall all go to pay his Debts and to reform his apperstiences (?). And after this Done he prayeth his Feffees to make estate to john his son to hin and to his heirs male of his body coming the Remainder of the said Manors As the Manor been aforesaid.

Also the said Sir Robert Will that John his Son a Relic of the holy Cross and a piece of Silver with a [tonerkill] to him and to his Heirs male of his body coming as the Manor been aforesaid.

Also I will that John my Son nought attempt nor be about to break my Will upon pain of my Curse.

And the Residue of all my goods without or left my Will performed then I Will It be done for me and mine [Annatere] by the Advice of my Execcutors. In Witness whereof to this present Writing I have put to my Seal the Day and year abovesaid.

Probate granted November 21, 1454.

Last Wish(es) of Sir Robert Wing[felde] Knight

Source: Hugh Wingfield-Hayes, West Sussex, England

Robert married Lady Elizabeth Goushill Duchess of Norfolk,1 3 daughter of Sir Lord Robert Goushill Lord of Hault-Hucknall and Lady Elizabeth d'Arundelle FitzAlan, about 1430.1 Elizabeth was born in 1396 6 and died in 1491 6 at age 95.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 19 M    i. Sir John Wingfield Knight of The Bath 1 3 was born in 1428 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 and died on 10 May 1481 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 at age 53.


   20 M    ii. Sir Robert Wingfield was born in 1431 1 and died on 23 Nov 1481 1 at age 50.

Robert married Anne Harling.

   21 M    iii. Sir Richard Wingfield was born about 1434 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 and died in Letheringham, Suffolk, England.


   22 M    iv. Sir Henry Wingfield was born in 1434 in Oxford, Suffolk, England.


   23 M    v. Sir Thomas Wingfield was born in 1438 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England.1

   24 F    vi. Elizabeth Wingfield was born about 1438.

   25 M    vii. William Wingfield was born about 1440 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 and died in 1510 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 about age 70.

   26 F    viii. Katherine Wingfield was born about 1444.1

   27 M    ix. Anthony Wingfield was born about 1446.1

   28 F    x. Agnes Wingfield was born about 1448.1

   29 F    xi. Alice Wingfield was born about 1450 in Oxford, Suffolk, England.1

   30 F    xii. Margaret Wingfield was born about 1452.1

picture

previous  Ninth Generation  Next





19. Sir John Wingfield Knight of The Bath 1 3 (Robert Member of Parliment (Sir)15, Robert (Sir)13, John of Letheringham (Sir)11, Thomas Knight of Letheringham (Sir)9, John Lord of Wingfield (Sir)5, John Lord of Wingfield & Dennington (Sir)3, Thomas Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield2, Robert of Wingfield Castle1) was born in 1428 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 and died on 10 May 1481 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 at age 53.

John married Elizabeth FitzLewis, daughter of Sir John FitzLewis of West Horndon and Anne Montacute.1 Elizabeth was born about 1431 in Essex, England 1 and died about 1497 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 about age 66.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 31 M    i. Sir John Wingfield Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk 1 3 was born about 1450 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England,1 died in 1509 1 about age 59, and was buried in The Church Of Friars Preachers, London, England.1


   32 M    ii. Sir Robert Wingfield died in 1515.1

Robert married Lady Joan Clinton.1

   33 M    iii. Sir Edward Wingfield .1

Edward married Anne Widvile.1

   34 M    iv. Father Henry Wingfield died in 1500 in Rendlesham, Suffolk, England 1 and was buried in Letheringham, Suffolk, England.1


   35 M    v. Sir William Wingfield died on 4 Dec 1491 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 and was buried in Letheringham, Suffolk, England.1

William married Jane Waldegrave.1

   36 M    vi. Sir Thomas Wingfield .

   37 M    vii. Walter Wingfield .1

   38 M    viii. Lewis Wingfield was born in Letheringham, Suffolk, England.1

Lewis married Margaret Noone.1

   39 M    ix. Captain Sir Edmund Wingfield .

Edmund married Margaret Ashwell Wentworth.1

   40 M    x. Sir Richard Wingfield 1 died in Toledo, Spain 1 and was buried in St. John DE Pois, Toledo, Spain.1

Richard married Katherine Wydeville Duchess of Buckingham.1

Richard next married Bridget Wiltshire in 1500.1

   41 M    xi. Sir Humphrey Wingfield .1

Humphrey married Anne Wiseman.1

   42 F    xii. Anne Wingfield .1

Anne married John Echingham.1

   43 F    xiii. Sister Elizabeth Wingfield .1

Elizabeth married Francis Hall.1

   44 F    xiv. Katherine Wingfield .1

Katherine married Robert Brewse.1
picture

previous  Tenth Generation  Next





31. Sir John Wingfield Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk 1 3 (John Knight of The Bath (Sir)19, Robert Member of Parliment (Sir)15, Robert (Sir)13, John of Letheringham (Sir)11, Thomas Knight of Letheringham (Sir)9, John Lord of Wingfield (Sir)5, John Lord of Wingfield & Dennington (Sir)3, Thomas Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield2, Robert of Wingfield Castle1) was born about 1450 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England,1 died in 1509 1 about age 59, and was buried in The Church Of Friars Preachers, London, England.1

General Notes: See attached sources. 1

Research Notes: This information comes from J Craig Canada's Family Tree

Coat of Arms
With the introduction of armor in the 12th century, identification of the warriors became more difficult as much of the body and face was covered.

By necessity an emblem or insignia was required for identification of knights in battles or tournaments. The markings on the fighter's shield became known as the shield of arms. The knight often carried another distinguishing mark on top of his helmet, known as the crest, which did not necessarily relate to any feature on his shield of arms.

From the 14th century onward, it became fashionable for social purposes to join with the personal arms the arms of other families connected by marriage. The personal arms alone, however, appeared on a knight's defensive shield, and it is those which continued as the nominal arms of the family.

Heraldry is the science of Coats of Arms. The College of Arms in London was established in 1484 and is responsible for regulating and approving Coats of Arms. John Wingfield was York Herald of the College of Arms from 1663-1674.

The Wingfield shield is described as Argent (silver), on a bend Gules (red) Cotised (narrow band on each side of, and parallel with) Sable (black), three sets of wings conjoined in lure Argent (silver).

The crest is the design above the shield. This can vary with family branch. Shown here is the high bonnet with wings situated on a torse or wreath (cord of six twists of alternate colors).

There is no record of explanation for the drops of blood on the bonnet and wing of the crest. It is assumed that the blood drops are in honor of Wingfield family members that died in service to their King.

Underneath is the motto on a banner "Posse Nolle Nobile", Latin for "To have the power without the wish is noble."

The bonnet and motto on this Coat of Arms is from the Tickencote branch. The shield is always the same for other branches.

The shield of arms accompanied by the crest, torse, motto and other supports is called an Achievement.

John married Anne Touche.1 3 1 Anne was born about 1450 in Audley, Staffordshire, England.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 45 M    i. Sir Anthony Wingfield of Letheringham 1 3 7 8 9 was born in 1485 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 8 10 and died on 21 Aug 1552 in Bethnal Green, London, Middlesex, England 1 8 10 at age 67.

   46 M    ii. Edmund Wingfield .1

   47 M    iii. Hugh Wingfield died after 1578.1

   48 F    iv. Elizabeth Wingfield .1

Elizabeth married Henry Noone.1

   49 F    v. Anne Wingfield .1

Anne married Lewis Wynwoode.1

   50 F    vi. Margaret Wingfield .1

Margaret married Thomas Seckford.
picture

previous  Eleventh Generation  Next





45. Sir Anthony Wingfield of Letheringham 1 3 7 8 9 (John Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk (Sir)31, John Knight of The Bath (Sir)19, Robert Member of Parliment (Sir)15, Robert (Sir)13, John of Letheringham (Sir)11, Thomas Knight of Letheringham (Sir)9, John Lord of Wingfield (Sir)5, John Lord of Wingfield & Dennington (Sir)3, Thomas Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield2, Robert of Wingfield Castle1) was born in 1485 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 8 10 and died on 21 Aug 1552 in Bethnal Green, London, Middlesex, England 1 8 10 at age 67.

General Notes: This information comes from J Craig Canada's Family Tree

Sir Anthony Wingfield was Esquire to the Body to the King; was knighted by his royal master, Henry VIII; later made comptroller of the household, and installed at Windsor, a Knight of the Garter on May 3, 1541. Sir Anthony was Captain of the Yeoman of the Guard and placed several people in the Tower of London, including Thomas Cromwell and the Earl of Surrey.

In 1513 he was knighted by Henry VIII in Tourraine. He served with distinction in the campaign in France. After Henry VIII routed the French at Guinegate at the Battle of the Spurs and thereby captured Tourraine (Therouane) and Tournai. He was knighted in Tourraine for his bravery in that campaign.

In 1516 He accompanied Charles Somerset abroad. (1520-1522). He also accompanied Henry VIII to the Field of the Cloth of Gold in France (with his wife and five other Wingfields) and to subsequent meetings with Emperor Charles V.

In 1523 he served in France.

He served in France (where his uncle, Sir Richard Wingfield of Kimbolton Castle, Knight of the Garter, the famous diplomat, grandfather of Captain Edward-Marie Wingfield, founding father of Jamestown, VA, was a general).

In 1536 he again served in France.

In 1539 he was appointed Vice-Chamberlain to Henry VIII and Privy Councellor.

On 9 Mar 1539 he was appointed Captain of the Yeoman of the Guard.

In 1540 he was One of the King's Justices at the arraignment of Sir Edward Knevett for 'striking in the Court and so continued Captain of the King's Bodyguard until 1551-2(Edward VI succeeding in 1547) when advanced to Comptroller.

In 1540 he was at the entrance of Anne of Cleves at Deal, Kent.

As Captain of the King's Guard he was at the entrance of Anne of Cleves', Henry's 4th Queen (into the country at Deal, Kent and journeying to court via Blackheath). Thomas Wingfield, eldest son of Sir Henry Wingfield, Governor of Orford Castle, was then the 1st Governor of Deal Castle.

In 1540 he arrested Thomas Cromwell at The Council Board.

On 23 Apr 1541 he was awarded The Badge of the Garter at The Palace of Westminster.

On April 23 at 2nd Vespers at the Palace of Westminister he was, with the Duke of Norfolk and others, honored with the Badge of the Garter, and installed as a Knight of the Garter at Windsor Castle, with the Earl of Surrey on May 22nd.

On 12 Dec 1546, after arresting him earlier that year, he conducted The Earl of Surrey to The Tower of London.

In 1547 he was Captain of the Guard at Henry VIII's funeral at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. He was also an executor of the King's will. King Henry left him £200.

On 11 Oct 1549 he arrested the Protector Somerset, the Regent for Edward VI at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England and conveyed him with a huge escort back to London, then through the streets to the Tower on October 14th. 1 2 11 12

Medical Notes: He died August 21st at young Sir John Gates' place in Bethnal Green, just north of London. He was buried in great state with a grand procession and a huge feast 'for all comers' in Stepney, just east of the Tower. His great house (one of many) was near St. Anne's, Limehouse Church and was still known as 'Wingfield's Rents' in 1781.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Comptroller of King's Household, Vice Chamberlain of Household for Henry VII. 8

• Occupation: Privy Councillor, executor of the King. 8

• Knighthood: Knighted by Henry VIII for bravery at Battle of Spurs., 16 Aug 1513. 8

• Title: Installed Knight of the Garter of Leatheringham, 8 May 1541. 2 10

Anthony married Elizabeth de Vere,1 7 9 10 13 daughter of Sir George de Vere and Margaret Stafford.8 10 Elizabeth was born about 1480 10 and died in Nov 1559 8 13 about age 79.

Noted events in her life were:

• Will Probated: 13 Nov 1559. 2

Children from this marriage were:

   51 M    i. Anthony Wingfield .1

Anthony married Elizabeth Leeche.1 1

Anthony next married Katherine Blennerhasset.7 9

   52 F    ii. Margaret Wingfield .1 The cause of her death was Died as a child.

Margaret married Francis Soanne.1

   53 F    iii. Jane Wingfield died after 2 May 1588 in Wantisden, Suffolk, England.1

   54 F    iv. Frances Wingfield .1

   55 F    v. Anne Wingfield 1 died in 1592.1

   56 F    vi. Margaret Wingfield .1 The cause of her death was Died as a child.

   57 M    vii. Sir Robert Wingfield M.P.

Robert married Cecily Wentworth.1

Robert next married Bridgette Fleetwood Spring.1

   58 M    viii. John Wingfield 1 was born in Letheringham, Suffolk, England.

John married Dorothy FitzHerbert.1

   59 M    ix. Henry Wingfield .1

   60 M    x. George Wingfield .1

   61 F    xi. Mary Wingfield .1

+ 62 F    xii. Elizabeth Wingfield 1 3 7 9 10 was born in 1520-1530 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 10 and died in 1592 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 at age 72.

+ 63 M    xiii. Charles Wingfield was born in 1523 1 and died in 1575 in Temple, Lincolnshire, England 1 at age 52.

   64 M    xiv. Richard Wingfield 1 was born in 1525.1

Richard married Mary Hardwicke.1
picture

previous  Twelfth Generation  Next



62. Elizabeth Wingfield 1 3 7 9 10 (Anthony of Letheringham (Sir)45, John Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk (Sir)31, John Knight of The Bath (Sir)19, Robert Member of Parliment (Sir)15, Robert (Sir)13, John of Letheringham (Sir)11, Thomas Knight of Letheringham (Sir)9, John Lord of Wingfield (Sir)5, John Lord of Wingfield & Dennington (Sir)3, Thomas Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield2, Robert of Wingfield Castle1) was born in 1520-1530 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 10 and died in 1592 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 1 at age 72.

Research Notes: Amongst the Charters in the British Museaum is a quit claim by Sir Anthony Wingfield K.G. t o William Naunton and Elizabeth his wife of a manor of "Estone", dated 27 june 2 Edw VI [1548]. This might refer to Martley Hall, Easton. 12

Elizabeth married William Naunton,1 7 9 14 15 16 17 son of Thomas Naunton and Emma Taye, about 1544. William was born about 1510 in Alderton, Suffolk, England and died in Letheringham, Suffolk, England.1 7 9

Children from this marriage were:

+ 65 F    i. Ursula Naunton 1 9 14 was born about 1545 in Otley, Suffolk, England 1 7 9 and died before Aug 1615 in Otley, Suffolk, England.1 7 9

   66 M    ii. Henry Naunton of Alderton was born in 1549 1 and died in 1599 1 at age 50.

Henry married Elizabeth Ashby.1 1

63. Charles Wingfield (Anthony of Letheringham (Sir)45, John Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk (Sir)31, John Knight of The Bath (Sir)19, Robert Member of Parliment (Sir)15, Robert (Sir)13, John of Letheringham (Sir)11, Thomas Knight of Letheringham (Sir)9, John Lord of Wingfield (Sir)5, John Lord of Wingfield & Dennington (Sir)3, Thomas Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield2, Robert of Wingfield Castle1) was born in 1523 1 and died in 1575 in Temple, Lincolnshire, England 1 at age 52.

Charles married Elizabeth Rich.1

Children from this marriage were:

   67 M    i. William Wingfield

   68 M    ii. Henry Wingfield

   69 M    iii. Anthony Wingfield

picture

previous  Thirteenth Generation  Next





65. Ursula Naunton 1 9 14 (Elizabeth Wingfield62, Anthony of Letheringham (Sir)45, John Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk (Sir)31, John Knight of The Bath (Sir)19, Robert Member of Parliment (Sir)15, Robert (Sir)13, John of Letheringham (Sir)11, Thomas Knight of Letheringham (Sir)9, John Lord of Wingfield (Sir)5, John Lord of Wingfield & Dennington (Sir)3, Thomas Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield2, Robert of Wingfield Castle1) was born about 1545 in Otley, Suffolk, England 1 7 9 and died before Aug 1615 in Otley, Suffolk, England.1 7 9


Ursula married Robert Gosnold III, Esquire,7 9 14 15 17 son of Robert Gosnold II and Mary Vesey, in 1559.7 9 Robert was born in 1534 in Suffolk, England 1 7 9 and died before Nov 1615 in Suffolk, England.14

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Justice of the Peace, Suffolk, England. 7 9

• Will: 15 Aug 1615. 7 9 On 15 Aug 1615 he signed a will. It reads in part as follows: "Robert Gosnold of Earleshall, County Suffolk, Esq. To be buried at Otley near my wife. To Elizabeth Keene, my daughter the wife of Thomas Keene, 8 pounds a year. To my son Antony Gosnold my house in Swillon called Eales. To my son Thomas Gosnold 200 pounds....To Henry Keene my grandchild, 20 pounds... "

Executors; son Anthony and Mr. Francis Cornwallis of Earleshall.

• Will Proved: 1 Nov 1615. 7 9 15 Robert Gosnold died prior to November 1, 1615, when his will was recorded, naming grandson Anthony Gosnold "now in Virginia" and also grandsons Henry and Thomas Keene (who would have still been in England - ed.).

Children from this marriage were:

+ 70 F    i. Elizabeth Gosnold 1 14 15 16 17 was born in 1570 in Suffolk, England 1 7 and died on 5 May 1665 in Suffolk, England 1 at age 95.

   71 M    ii. Robert Gosnold .1

   72 M    iii. Anthoney Gosnold .1

   73 F    iv. Ursula Gosnold .1

   74 M    v. John Gosnold .1

   75 M    vi. Thomas Gosnold .1

   76 F    vii. Mary Gosnold .1

   77 F    viii. Dorothy Gosnold .1

   78 F    ix. Anne Gosnold .1

   79 M    x. Richard Gosnold .1

   80 M    xi. Edmund Gosnold .1

picture

previous  Fourteenth Generation  Next



70. Elizabeth Gosnold 1 14 15 16 17 (Ursula Naunton65, Elizabeth Wingfield62, Anthony of Letheringham (Sir)45, John Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk (Sir)31, John Knight of The Bath (Sir)19, Robert Member of Parliment (Sir)15, Robert (Sir)13, John of Letheringham (Sir)11, Thomas Knight of Letheringham (Sir)9, John Lord of Wingfield (Sir)5, John Lord of Wingfield & Dennington (Sir)3, Thomas Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield2, Robert of Wingfield Castle1) was born in 1570 in Suffolk, England 1 7 and died on 5 May 1665 in Suffolk, England 1 at age 95.

Elizabeth married Thomas Keene Senior.3 14 15 Thomas was born in 1560 in Suffolk, England 1 and died in Suffolk, England.1

Children from this marriage were:

   81 M    i. Henry Keene was born in 1592 in Suffolk, England.1

+ 82 M    ii. Thomas Keene Junior 1 3 14 15 16 was born about 1593 in Suffolk, England 14 15 and died on 16 Jan 1652 in Cherry Point Neck, Northumberland Co, Virginia 14 15 about age 59.

picture

previous  Fifteenth Generation  Next



82. Thomas Keene Junior 1 3 14 15 16 (Elizabeth Gosnold70, Ursula Naunton65, Elizabeth Wingfield62, Anthony of Letheringham (Sir)45, John Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk (Sir)31, John Knight of The Bath (Sir)19, Robert Member of Parliment (Sir)15, Robert (Sir)13, John of Letheringham (Sir)11, Thomas Knight of Letheringham (Sir)9, John Lord of Wingfield (Sir)5, John Lord of Wingfield & Dennington (Sir)3, Thomas Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield2, Robert of Wingfield Castle1) was born about 1593 in Suffolk, England 14 15 and died on 16 Jan 1652 in Cherry Point Neck, Northumberland Co, Virginia 14 15 about age 59.

General Notes: I have taken the following information from J Craig Canada's Family Tree

We first find Thomas Keene living on Kent Island. This island, which lies just off the coast of Maryland in Chesapeake Bay, was first colonized in 1631 when Col. William Clayborne of Virginia led a band of about 100 colonists there and established a trading post. In 1632 the colonists sent a representative to the Virginia Assembly at Jamestown. However, Lord Baltimore had been granted a claim which overlapped that of Virginia and on February 27, 1634, after a long and stormy voyage, 300 of his colonists reached Maryland. A conflict then arose between the Kent Islanders, who wished to belong to Virginia and the Marylanders who claimed the island for their colony. This dispute lasted for fifteen years.

In Dec 1636 Capt George Evelin appeared on Kent Island and put himself in the good graces of the inhabitants by seeming to favor their claims to Virginia allegiance. Early in 1637, however, he changed sides and by trickery and double-dealing managed to supplant Col. Clayborne as leader of the colony. He was given the title of Commander of Kent Island by Gov. Calvert of Maryland and became a virtual dictator over the inhabitants. Streeter says 'John Struman, Sr. and Thomas Keyme, coopers,' were directed to devote their time to making pipe-staves, assisted by seven servants. April 30, 1638, we find this record: 'Entered by Capt. George Evelin for the Manor of Evelinton in the Baronie of St. Maries:' Following this were the names of 23 men among them Thomas Keane, William Medcalf, Matthew Roadham and Thomas Orley, all of whom later moved to Northumberland County, VA, just across the Potomac River from St. Marys County, Md. This might mean that Capt Evelin was responsible for bringing these colonists to Kent Island form England or merely that he took them form Kent Island to St. Marys. Many of the names listed were mentioned by Streeter as having been on Kent Island.

Thomas Keene may have been one of the original settlers of Kent Island who went there from Virginia with Col. Clayborne in 1631. If he did live for a while on St. Marys, he later returned to Kent Island, where on Nov 9, 1640, he patented 100 acres of land in Hog Pen Creek and Chesapeake Bay on the West. We know that his eldest son was born on Kent in 1642. The Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1633-47, give an assessment by Lieut. Grall and Council for levying 2000 pounds of tobacco to the account of the last expedition-'levies upon the county of Kent after the rates following.' Among those levied upon was Thomas Keyne.

In 1644, Col. Clayborne moved to Virginia, taking 100 men, for each of which he received 50 acres of land on the south side of the York River. Thomas Keene was claimed as one of these headrights, though this claim was not recorded until 1653. The land grant states that William Clayborne 'came up the Pamunkey River in the narrows abutting on the mouth of a creek called Tankes, parting same land from the land of Captain John West's running west to a point of land whereon said Col. Clayborne landed his army under his command, in 1644.' Thomas Keene may have served for a time with Col. Clayborne near West Point, Virginia. However, in 1648 he was in St. Marys County, Maryland, where he made the deposition stating his age.

Thomas Keene had moved to Cherry Point, Northumberland County, Virginia by December 9, 1650, on which date he and Willam Presley appraised an estate. (North. R.B. 1650-52. p.48) April 13, 1652, an oath of allegiance to England was taken by a number of Northumberland colonists as follows: 'Those names here subscribed do promise and engage ourselves to be bound and faithful to the Commonwealth of England as it is now without King or House of Lords.' Among other signers were Thomas Keene, Henry Rayner and Thomas Broughton, successive husbands of the same wife. (North. O.B. 1, p. 72) Sept 20, 1652, Thomas Keene was paid 625 pounds of tobacco out of the estate of Henry Barnes. (North. O.B. 2, p.289) Oct 13, 1653, we find recorded: 'Now Know we that I the said Richard Bennett Esq. Governor give and grant unto Thomas Keene five hundred twenty seven Acres of Land Scituate laying and being in the County of Northumberland and abutting Northwest upon the Severall Lands of Ralph Horsly and Edward Coppedge South and South East upon Claughtons Creeke and North East upon Cherry poynt the said Land due unto the said Thomas Keene by and for the transportation of Eleven persons into this Colony to have and to hold...' (L. Gr. B. 3, p.61) Headrights mentioned were Thomas Orley (twice), Archibald Read, Thomas Watson, Margaret Browne, John Earle and wife, Thomas Keene, Mary Keene and William Keene. This was recorded after the death of Thomas and the patent was renewed March 18, 1662.

Thomas Keene, the immigrant ancestor of this family, came first to Virginia and then for some reason went to Kent Island, Maryland, where his eldest child, William Keene was born in 1642. This fact is recorded on the elaborate epitaph on the tombstone of his son William Keene. This tombstone recites a full family history; 'William Keene, son of Thomas and Mary Keene, his wife, was born on Kent Island, Maryland and brought to Virginia where he married etc...' Thomas Keene took the oath of allegiance to the Commonwealth of England on April 13, 1652 in Northumberland County, Virginia. The name is spelled Kane, Cane, on the early records and from this spelling as well as a later spelling it is sure that the name was pronounced as though it were spelled Cayne. The spelling even occurs in a few instances as Keyne. Thomas Keene died about 1659 leaving four very young children to the care of his widow Mary. Mary lost no time in making a second marriage to an Englishman names Thomas Broughton by whom she had no issue nor did Thomas Broughton leave issue by any other wife. He pre-deceased the said Mary and left his estate to her children by her first husband. Thomas Keene, orphan, of the above Thomas Keene was allowed 'one steer for two years schooling, October 10, 1659.'

In the division of the cattle belonging to the orphans of Thomas Keene, deceased, the names of the orphans were given as: William, Thomas, Susanna, and Matthew Keene.

A record dated 30 Apr 1638 shows that Thomas was one of 23 men who were transported to St. Mary's County, MD, by Capt. George Evelin to seat the manor of Evelinton. By 9 Dec 1650 Thomas and his family had relocated to Northumberland Co., VA. Thomas left descendants in Northumberland, Stafford, and Westmoreland County in Virginia.

Research Notes: "Garner-Keene Families of Northern Neck Virginia " by Ruth Ritchie and Sudie Rucker Wood, 1952, pg. 187-193

"He may have been the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Gosnold) Keene of Suffolk, England. That couple did have a son Thomas Keene, named as a grandson in the will of Robert Gosnold of Earleshall, County Suffolk, Esq., 1615. That son also had a cousin, Anthony Gosnold, in Virginia in 1615. But absolute proof that the the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Gosnold) Keene is the same person as the Thomas Keene of Kent Island, Maryland has not, to the best of my knowledge, yet been established conclusively.

"He lived on Kent Island, Maryland, from probably 1631 until probably 1644. It is possible he was among a group of inhabitants who moved to St. Mary's county, Maryland in 1638, but if so, he returned to Kent Island by 9 Nov 1640. He was probably with a group of islanders led by Col. Clayborne that moved to Northumberland Co., Virginia in 1644, but in 1648 he was resident in St. Marys County, Maryland (just across the Potomac). He resided at Cherry Point, Northumberland Co., Va by 9 Dec 1650 where he died in 1652.

"He was a cooper and possibly merchant by trade, as well as a planter, and directed the making of "pipe staves" while on Kent Island". 17

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Cooper and merchant, Suffolk, England. 14

• Occupation: Planter, Kent Island In The Potomac. 14

• Estate Probated: 20 Jan 1652, Northhampton, Virginia. 1

• Will: 27 Nov 1652, Northhampton, Virginia. 1 18 In the name of God amen know all men that I Thomas Keene being fresh of memory doeth as followeth ffirst I bequeath my spiritt to God that gave it after my body to the earth and then as followeth I give and beequeath to my sone Thomas one Cowe named Cole next to my Daughter Susanna one Heifer called by the name of Su next I give my sone William one heifer named Gentle next I give my sone Matthew the next Cowe Calfe that falleth of the old Cowes.

Know all men that I doe give to my wife Mary Keene for the bringing up of my children all my movable goods and hogs and cattle but what I gave given to my children and the remainder of my Tobco when my debts is paid to my wife Also I give this land and plantacon to my wife during her life after her decease I give the said land to my sone Tho: and his heirs forever.

Overseers of the estate Hen. Mosely John Stanley Thomas Orlye Matther Rhodon. Witness my hand and ---[obliterated] this 27th of Novem: 1652 Witnesses : Henry Rainer

The Mark of Thomas Keene John Knight.

Thomas married Mary Thorley.1 14 15 Mary was born in Anne Arundle Co, Maryland.7

Children from this marriage were:

+ 83 M    i. Matthew Keene 1 3 18 19 died in 1731 in Stafford Co, Virginia.

   84 M    ii. William Keene 18 was born on 10 Mar 1641 in Kent Island In The Potomac,20 died on 8 Feb 1683 in Northumberland Co, Virginia 20 at age 41, and was buried in Cypress Farm, Northumberland Co, Virginia.

William married Elizabeth Rogers in 1664 in Northumberland Co, Virginia.20

   85 M    iii. Thomas Keene III 18 died in 1678.

   86 F    iv. Susanna Keene 1 14 15 18 was born in 1644 in Kent Island In The Potomac 1 14 and died on 28 Mar 1716 in Westmoreland, Virginia 1 at age 72.

Susanna married John Garner Senior in Feb 1659 in Cherry Point Neck, Northumberland Co, Virginia.1
picture

previous  Sixteenth Generation  Next



83. Matthew Keene 1 3 18 19 (Thomas Keene Junior82, Elizabeth Gosnold70, Ursula Naunton65, Elizabeth Wingfield62, Anthony of Letheringham (Sir)45, John Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk (Sir)31, John Knight of The Bath (Sir)19, Robert Member of Parliment (Sir)15, Robert (Sir)13, John of Letheringham (Sir)11, Thomas Knight of Letheringham (Sir)9, John Lord of Wingfield (Sir)5, John Lord of Wingfield & Dennington (Sir)3, Thomas Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield2, Robert of Wingfield Castle1) died in 1731 in Stafford Co, Virginia.

General Notes: He was a mere infant when his father died and only a few years old when his mother died. It is probably that he was cared for by his older sister, Susanna, the wife of John Garner. He removed to Stafford County Virginia where he held a considerable estate. He married Bridgett and had but one surviving child, Elizabeth. She bought 100 acres from Nicholas Jenkins.

Noted events in his life were:

• Purchase: Purchase, 14 Nov 1672, Stafford Co, Virginia. 19 On the head of the Potomac Creek

• Will: 21 Jul 1723.

Matthew married Bridget.19

The child from this marriage was:

+ 87 F    i. Elizabeth Keene 1 3 19 was born about 1682 in Virginia and died on 26 Jul 1769 in Stafford Co, Virginia 19 21 about age 87.

picture

previous  Seventeenth Generation  Next



87. Elizabeth Keene 1 3 19 (Matthew Keene83, Thomas Keene Junior82, Elizabeth Gosnold70, Ursula Naunton65, Elizabeth Wingfield62, Anthony of Letheringham (Sir)45, John Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk (Sir)31, John Knight of The Bath (Sir)19, Robert Member of Parliment (Sir)15, Robert (Sir)13, John of Letheringham (Sir)11, Thomas Knight of Letheringham (Sir)9, John Lord of Wingfield (Sir)5, John Lord of Wingfield & Dennington (Sir)3, Thomas Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield2, Robert of Wingfield Castle1) was born about 1682 in Virginia and died on 26 Jul 1769 in Stafford Co, Virginia 19 21 about age 87.

Elizabeth married Captain James Withers Senior,3 19 son of William Withers and Mary Littlejohn. James was born in 1680 in England and died in Jun 1746 in Stafford Co, Virginia 19 at age 66.

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 7 Jun 1746.

• Will Probated: 8 Jul 1746, Stafford Co, Virginia. Transcription of will of James Withers located in Stafford County VA Will Book M, pages 468-472 by Linda Sparks Starr is true to original EXCEPT that paragraphs were added for clarity.

In the name of God, Amen I James Withers of Stafford County Planter being sick of Body but of Sound Sence & Perfect memory thanks to Almighty God and Calling to Remembrance how frail all flesh is have thought fitt to make this my Last will & Testament in manner & form as follows.

I give and bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it, hoping for forgiveness of all my Sins through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ my Savior and Redeemer. My body I desire may be Decently buried at the Discretion of my Exors hereafter Named. After all my Lawfull Debts are honestly paid, What Temporal Estate it hath pleased God to bless me with I Desire may be Disposed of as fol-loweth:

IMPRIMIS I give to my Son James Withers & his heirs for Ever a Dividend or part of that Land which I bought of Rice Hooe Lying in Prince William County containing four hundred acres and bounded as follows beginning at the beginning tree of the said Patent and running ESE three hundred & Twenty poles thence NE one hundred & Eighty five poles thence North Sixty four Degrees West three hundred & Ninety Six poles to the west Line of the said Patent & from thence along the Line of the said Patent to the first beginning as also negro Robin now in his possession a Negro ...man Called Breechy & a feather bed & furniture.

ITEM I give & bequeath to my Son in Law Henry Mauzy & his wife Ann & their heirs for Ever another part of the said Land bought of Rice Hooe Containing Five hundred acres to begin where the Second Course of the said James's Ends to Run up the main line of the Patent so far as a Line acros the same may Include that Quantity as also a Negro man named George a featherbed and Furniture and four Cows & Calves & the half of the hoggs that he raises where he now lives.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my Son in Law Jas. Hudnall and his heirs for Ever two hundred acres of Land whereon he now Lives lying in the upper Part of that land which.....I bought of Rice Hooe bounded on the North Side by the Line wich Divides John Hooes Land and mine & on the South Side by a Parralel Line quite across the said Patent and a Negro boy named Frank in his Possession.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my Son Thomas Withers and his heirs for Ever a Dividend or part of my Land on licking run in Prince Wm County to be Laid off according to the Survey made thereof by John Allan and at the same time marked from Raccoon branch to the Back Line of the main Patent also the following.. Negros Sam, Denboro, Flory & her last Child Will & all of their Increase.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my Son Keene Withers & his heirs for Ever a Dividend or part of my Land on Licking Run in the Southwest Part of the said Patent & bounded As follows, Beginning at the beginning White oake of the Said Patent and running North along the Line of his Brother Thomas One hundred and thirty Eight Poles thence north forty Seven Degrees west till it Intersects the out Lines of the main Patent thence along the lines of the Said Patent Revening them to the first Beginning including the old mannor plantation as also the following Negroes Ned, Famine, Nan, Phillis Easter and their Increase and a set of Blacksmiths Tools & a featherbed & furniture and it is my will & Desire that my Son John take into his Care my said Son Keene and his Estate till he arrive to the age of Twenty-one years.

ITEM I give & bequeath to my Son William Withers & his heirs for Ever the remaining Part of my Licking run Land not yet bequeathed with this Proviso that if Henry Mauzy is obliged to remove from where he now Lives he shall have the Liberty of Living upon the mill plantation on the said Land til he has Time to Clear a plantation on the Land already bequeathed to him as also the following Negroes Peter James Sarah Moll & Jack & their Increase and a featerbed & furniture.

ITEM I give & bequeath to my Son John Withers and his heirs for Ever two hundred and fifty acres of Land whereon he now Lives bought of Henry Field as also two hundred acres of Land bought of William Waugh lying on the South Side of rocky run and fifty acres which I bought of Snodal Horton as also the following Negroes to wit Matt, Harry & a negro boy named Cesar.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my Son in Law William Allan & Bridgett his Wife and their heirs for Ever a Tract of Land Containing three hundred & Sixty-five acres Lying on the North Side of Potomack run bought of Bryant Young.

ITEM I give & bequeath to my Loving wife Elizabeth during the time of her natural Life only all the household goods & furniture which she brought from her father & what kind So ever of Cattle with the Mill on Potomack run as also the tract of Land on which I now Live & have the following Negroes Tom, Dick, Pegg,Dinah, Roger, Bess, Sugg, Hanah, Winny, Paige & Daniel and after her Decease the said Negroes and their future Increase to be Equally Divided Between my five Sons or such of them as shall be then Living.

ITEM I give & bequeath to my said Son James A negro woman Jenny and her Child in full Satisfaction of his part of the Negroes which are to be Divided at his Mother's Death.

ITEM I give to my Loving wife Elizabeth a Negro man Named Ben during her Natural Life and after her Decease to be Equally Divided between my four Sons John, Thomas, Wm & Keene.

ITEM I give to my said Son Keene a Negro girl Named Sue to him and his heirs for Ever.

ITEM I give to my Daughter Ursilla the wife of John Allen the two following negroes Lydia & Nan now in their possession.

ITEM I give to my Daughter Elizabeth the wife of Abraham Field Twenty Shillings to buy her a ring

ITEM I give to my Daughter Martha the wife of James McDaniel twenty Shillings to buy her a ring

ITEM All the rest of my Estate moveable & Immoveable I give to be Equally Divided among my five Sons immediately after my Decease.

ITEM whereas there is an action Depending in the General Court between Edward Herndon & me about a Negro my intention is that if I am Last in the said Suite my wife Shall Pay the money Debt and I desire that my said five Sons Shall Equally pay the Tobacco that shall be due for the costs & charges attending it and that if any of them shall fail to pay their Equal part thereof they shall forfeit their Legacies already Bequeathed them to the others willing to Perform it.

ITEM the remaining part of the Land bought of Rice Hooe not yet Bequeathed I give to my Sons William & Keene to be Equally Divided between them.

ITEM I give to Each of my five Sons twenty Pounds Current money & the remaining part of my Cash I Give to my Wife to pay of my Cash Debt the money to Herndon if he recovers any agst me

ITEM I give to my said wife During her Natural Life one hundred acres of Land Lying on the South Side of Potomack run bought of Joseph Waugh where my Quarter now Stands and after her Decease to my Said Son John and his heirs for Ever

ITEM I Do appoint my Loving wife Eliza. & my Sons John, Thomas & William Exercutrix & Exors of this my Last Will & Testament revoking all former wills by me here to fore made Declaring this only to be my Last will and Testament IN WITNESS whereof I have herewith to Set my hand & seal this 7th day of June 1746 James Withers

At a Court held for Stafford County July the 8th 1746 THE within Last will and Testament of Jas. Withers Dec'd was Presented into Court by Elizabeth Withers, John Withers, Thomas Withers, & Willm Withers Exors Therein named who made Oath thereto according to Law and Being Proved by the Oaths of Andrew Ross, Jas Oneal & Henry Tyler three of the witnesses thereto Subscribed is Admitted to record & on _____ of the said Exors they Preforming what is Usual in such Cases Certificate is granted them for Obtaining a Probate thereof in Due form. Teste Hy. Tyler Ct Clrk

Children from this marriage were:

   88 F    i. Elizabeth was born on 23 Dec 1701 21 and died before 1760 in Culpeper Co, Virginia.

Elizabeth married Abraham Field.21

+ 89 F    ii. Thomas Withers was born on 2 Oct 1702 in Stafford Co, Virginia 21 22 and died before 1765 in Fauquier Co, Virginia.

   90 M    iii. Thomas Withers was born on 21 Dec 1707 in Stafford Co, Virginia 21 and died before 1723 in Stafford Co, Virginia.

   91 F    iv. Ursula Withers was born on 20 Sep 1709 in Stafford Co, Virginia 21 and died in 1793 in Fauquier Co, Virginia at age 84.

Ursula married John Allen.21 John died in 1761 in Fauquier Co, Virginia.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Justice of the Peace, 27 Apr 1721, Prince William Co, Virginia.

   92 F    v. Martha Withers was born in 1711 in Stafford Co, Virginia.21

Noted events in her life were:

• Martha and Mary were twins: Martha and Mary were twins.

Martha married James McDaniel.

   93 F    vi. Mary Withers was born in 1711 in Stafford Co, Virginia 21 and died before 1783 in Fauquier Co, Virginia.

Mary married Joseph Hundall.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Justice of the Peace, 27 Apr 1721, Prince William Co, Virginia.

   94 M    vii. John Withers was born on 29 Jan 1713 in Stafford Co, Virginia 21 and died on 25 Oct 1794 in Stafford Co, Virginia 21 at age 81.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt Birth: 29 Jan 1714.

John married Hannah Allen.

   95 F    viii. Bridget Withers was born on 29 Jan 1714 in Stafford Co, Virginia and died in 1714. The cause of her death was Died in infancy.

Noted events in her life were:

• Twin to Keene: Twin to Keene.

• Alt Birth: 29 Jan 1715.

   96 M    ix. Keene Withers was born on 29 Jan 1714 in Stafford Co, Virginia 21 and died in 1714. The cause of his death was Died in infancy.

Noted events in his life were:

• Twin to Bridget: Twin to Bridget.

• Alt Birth: 29 Jan 1715.

   97 M    x. James Withers Junior was born on 11 Feb 1715 in Stafford Co, Virginia 21 and died in Jan 1784 in Fauquier Co, Virginia at age 68.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt Birth: 11 Feb 1716.

James married Catherine Barbee.

James next married Jemima Garner.

   98 F    xi. Ann Sophia Withers was born on 20 Jun 1718 in Stafford Co, Virginia 21 and died in 1718. The cause of her death was Died in infancy.

Noted events in her life were:

• Twin to Irvin: Twin to Irvin.

   99 M    xii. Irvin Withers was born on 20 Jun 1718 in Stafford Co, Virginia and died in 1718. The cause of his death was Died in infancy.

Noted events in his life were:

• Twin to Ann Sophia: Twin to Ann Sophia.

   100 F    xiii. Bridget Withers was born on 20 Jul 1720 in Stafford Co, Virginia.21

Bridget married William Allen on 15 Feb 1742 in Fauquier Co, Virginia.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 15 Feb 1743.

   101 M    xiv. Thomas Withers was born on 15 Feb 1722 in Stafford Co, Virginia 21 and died about Dec 1794 about age 72.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt Birth: 15 Feb 1723.

Thomas married Elizabeth Unknown about 1747 in Fauquier Co, Virginia.

   102 M    xv. Keene Withers was born on 14 Feb 1726 in Stafford Co, Virginia 21 and died in 1756 in Stafford Co, Virginia at age 30.

Keene married Elizabeth Cave on 21 Dec 1747 in Stafford Co, Virginia.

   103 M    xvi. William Withers was born on 16 Apr 1726 in Stafford Co, Virginia 21 and died on 6 Jan 1804 in Fauquier Co, Virginia at age 77.

William married Elizabeth Hord on 15 Dec 1756 in Fauquier Co, Virginia. Elizabeth was born on 22 Sep 1732 in Essex Co, Virginia and died on 17 Oct 1781 in Fauquier Co, Virginia at age 49.
picture

previous  Eighteenth Generation  Next



89. Thomas Withers (Elizabeth Keene87, Matthew Keene83, Thomas Keene Junior82, Elizabeth Gosnold70, Ursula Naunton65, Elizabeth Wingfield62, Anthony of Letheringham (Sir)45, John Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk (Sir)31, John Knight of The Bath (Sir)19, Robert Member of Parliment (Sir)15, Robert (Sir)13, John of Letheringham (Sir)11, Thomas Knight of Letheringham (Sir)9, John Lord of Wingfield (Sir)5, John Lord of Wingfield & Dennington (Sir)3, Thomas Lord of Wingfield & Westerfield2, Robert of Wingfield Castle1) was born on 2 Oct 1702 in Stafford Co, Virginia 21 22 and died before 1765 in Fauquier Co, Virginia.


picture

previous  Nineteenth Generation