NORREYS FAMILY

John Le NORREYS

Notes: The name Norreys has at least 2 potential derivations: one who came from the north or who lived in the north (there was a word "noreis" or "norreis" meaning a northerner), or from one who cared for others (the word "norrice" for nurse). There are also references to Noreis back in the 12° century and to a Robert le Noris in the 1297 Yorkshire Subsidy Roll.

Married: Nichole HASELLWALL

Children:

1. Alan Le NORREYS

Alan Le NORREYS

Father: John Le NORREYS

Mother: Nichole HASELLWALL

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Henry Le NORREYS (Sir)

Henry Le NORREYS (Sir)

Father: Alan Le NORREYS

Mother: ¿?

Married: Agnes IRELAND

Children:

1. John Le NORREYS

John Le NORREYS

Father: Henry Le NORREYS (Sir)

Mother: Agnes IRELAND

Married: Cecily MASSEY

Children:

1. Henry NORREYS

Henry NORREYS

Born: Speake, Lancaster, England

Father: John Le NORREYS

Mother: Cecily MASSEY

Married: Alice ERNEIS (dau. of Roger Erneis of Chester and Joan Molineux)

Children:

1. John NORREYS

2. William NORREYS (Sir)


John NORREYS

Born: Bray, Berkshire, England

Father: Henry NORREYS

Mother: Alice ERNEIS

Married: Millicent RAVENSCROFT

Children:

1. Roger NORREYS


Roger NORREYS

Born: England

Father: John NORREYS

Mother: Millicent RAVENSCROFT

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. William NORREYS


William NORREYS

Born: ABT 1390, Bray, Berkshire, England

Father: Roger NORREYS

Mother: ¿?

Married: Christian STRECH (b. Ruscombe, Berkshire, England)

Children:

1. John NORREYS (Esq.)

2. Agnes NORREYS


Agnes NORREYS

Born: ABT 1420, Bray, Berkshire, England

Father: William NORREYS

Mother: Christian STRECH

Married: Thomas BULSTRODE

Children:

1. Jane BULSTRODE (m. Sir Walter Hungerford)


John NORREYS (Esq.)

Died: 1 Sep 1466

Notes: keeper of the great wardrobe to Henry VI. He acquired the manor of Yattendon through his first wife and bought many neighbouring estates.

Father: William NORREYS

Mother: Christian STRECH

Married 1: Alice MERBROOKE (dau. of Richard Merbrook of Yattendon)

Children:

1. Anne NORREYS

2. William NORREYS (Sir)

Married 2: Margaret CHEDWORTH (D. Norfolk) (d. 1494 - bur. Stoke Neyland) (dau. of Sir John Chedworth) (w. of Nicholas Wyfold, Lord Mayor of London - m.3 John Howard, 1° D. Norfolk) AFT 1456


Anne NORREYS

Born: ABT 1450, Bray, Berkshire, England

Father: John NORREYS (Esq.)

Mother: Alice MERBROOKE

Married: John HARCOURT (Sir Knight) ABT 1471, Bray, Berkshire, England

Children:

1. Alice HARCOURT

2. Robert HARCOURT (Sir Knight)

3. Richard HARCOURT (b. ABT 1482, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England)

4. William HARCOURT (b. ABT 1485, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England)


William NORREYS (Sir)

Born: ABT 1440, Yattendon, Berkshire, England

Died: 4 Jan 1507

Notes: was among the army Henry VII brought from France in 1485 and was present at the battle of Bosworth.

Father: John NORREYS (Esq.)

Mother: Alice MERBROOKE

Married 1: Isabel INGOLDESTHORPE (M. Montagu) (b. 1441, Borough Green, Cambridgeshire, England - d. 25 May 1476, Bisham, Berkshire) (dau. of Edmund Ingoldesthorpe and Joan Tiptopf) (w. of John Neville, 1° M. Montagu) 25 Apr 1472

Children:

1. Elizabeth NORREYS

Married 2: Joan HORNE (dau. of Robert Horne and Joan Fabian) (w. of John Harcourt) ABT 1480

Children:

2. Lionel NORREYS (b. ABT 1480 - d. 1537)

3. Catherine NORREYS

4. Anne NORREYS

5. Jane NORREYS

Married 3: Jane De VERE

Children:

6. Edward NORREYS (Sir)

7. Margaret NORREYS

8. Richard NORREYS

9. Elizabeth NORREYS


Elizabeth NORREYS

Died: AFT 1552

Father: William NORREYS (Sir)

Mother: Isabel INGOLDESTHORPE (M. Montagu)

Married: William FERMOR (Sir Knight) (See his Biography) BEF 1539


Catherine NORREYS

Born: ABT 1481

Father: William NORREYS (Sir)

Mother: Joan HORNE

Married: John LANGFORD

Children:

1. Anne LANGFORD (b. 1500) (m. William Stafford)


Anne NORREYS

Born: ABT 1482

Father: William NORREYS (Sir)

Mother: Joan HORNE

Married: Thomas WROUGHTON


Jane NORREYS

Born: ABT 1483

Father: William NORREYS (Sir)

Mother: Joan HORNE

Married: John CHENEY 1505

Children:

1. John CHENEY (b. ABT 1507)

2. John CHENEY

3. Margaret CHENEY (B. Zouche of Harryngworth)

4. Edward CHENEY

5. Humphrey CHENEY

6. Jane CHENEY

7. Catherine CHENEY

8. Elizabeth CHENEY


Margaret NORREYS

Born: ABT 1488, Bray, Berkshire, England

Father: William NORREYS (Sir)

Mother: Jane De VERE

Married: Gilbert BULLOCK (Esq.) (b. ABT 1485, Arborfield, Berkshire, England) (son of Robert Bullock and Eleanor?)

Children:

1. Thomas BULLOCK

2. Christopher BULLOCK

3. Alice BULLOCK

4. Anne BULLOCK

5. Eleanor BULLOCK


Elizabeth NORREYS

Died: 22 Jan 1518

Father: William NORREYS (Sir)

Mother: Jane De VERE

Married: Thomas FETTIPLACE of Compton Beauchamp

Children:

1. Thomas FETTIPLACE of Compton Beauchamp

2. Elizabeth FETTIPLACE

3. Catherine FETTIPLACE (b. ABT 1482)


Richard NORREYS

Born: ABT 1465
Died: ABT 1522

Father: William NORREYS (Sir)

Mother: Jane De VERE

Married: Eleanor CHENEY

Children:

1. Anne NORREYS


Anne NORREYS

Born: ABT 1497

Father: Richard NORREYS

Mother: Eleanor CHENEY

Married: Richard BRYDGES BEF 1525


Edward NORREYS (Sir)

Father: William NORREYS (Sir)

Mother: Jane De VERE

Married: Frideswide HOLLAND (dau. John Holland and Joan Beaumont)

Children:

1. John NORREYS of Yattendon (Sir)

2. Henry NORREYS (Sir Knight)


John NORREYS of Yattendon (Sir)

Born: ABT 1484

Died: 1563

Notes: Esquire of the body of Henry VII, and was afterwards usher of the outer chamber both to Kings Henry VIII and Edward VI. He was afterwards promoted, as ‘a rank papist’, to be chief usher of the privy chamber to Queen Mary. He married Elizabeth, sister of Edmund, Lord Bray; but dying, according to Dugdale, on 21 Oct 1564, left no legitimate issue, and his property descended to his brother's son.

Father: Edward NORREYS (Sir)

Mother: Frideswide HOLLAND

Married 1: Elizabeth BRAY

¿Married 2: Catherine HOWARD?


Henry NORREYS (Sir Knight)

Born: 1491

Died: 17 May 1536, Tower of London, London, Middlesex, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Edward NORREYS (Sir)

Mother: Frideswide HOLLAND

Married 1: Anne LOVELL

Married 2: Mary FIENNES ABT 1520, Hurstmonceaux, Sussex, England

Children:

1. Henry NORREYS (1º B. Norreys of Rycote)

2. Edward NORREYS (b. 1524 - d. 16 Jul 1529)

3. Mary NORREYS


Mary NORREYS

Born: ABT 1526, Bray, Berkshire, England

Died: 1570

Buried: 24 Oct 1570, Dartington, Devon, England

Notes: maid of honor, some say to Anne Boleyn, probably to Jane Seymour, definitely to Anne of Cleves, and probably to Catherine Howard. There was also a "Mary Norice" in Elizabeth Tudor's household c. 1536, and this may also be the same woman. Mary married Sir George Carew, Vice Admiral of the English fleet and was at Southsea Castle with the King in 1545, watching the ship her husband was aboard, the Mary Rose, when it suddenly rolled over and sank. Lady Carew fainted. In armor, her husband had no hope of surviving. She married a second time in 1546 to Sir Arthur Champernowne of Dartington.

Father: Henry NORREYS (Sir Knight)

Mother: Mary FIENNES

Married 1: George CAREW (Sir)

Married 2: Arthur CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir Knight)

Children:

2. Gawen CHAMPERNOWNE (Esq.)

2. Charles CHAMPERNOWNE

3. Elizabeth CHAMPERNOWNE

4. Phillip CHAMPERNOWNE

5. George CHAMPERNOWNE

6. Edward CHAMPERNOWNE (d. 1612)


Henry NORREYS (1º B. Norreys of Rycote)

Born: ABT 1525, Bray, Berkshire, England

Acceded: 1572

Died: 27 Jun 1601

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Henry NORREYS (Sir Knight)

Mother: Mary FIENNES

Married: Margery WILLIAMS (B. Norreys of Rycote) BEF 1544

Children:

1. William NORREYS (Sir)

2. John NORREYS (Sir)

3. Edward NORREYS (Sir)

4. Catherine NORREYS

5. Henry NORREYS (Sir)

6. Thomas NORREYS (Sir Lord President of Munster)

7. Maximilian NORREYS

8. Mary NORREYS


Edward NORREYS (Sir)

Died: Oct 1603, Ireland / Englefield, Berkshire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Henry NORREYS (1º B. Norreys of Rycote)

Mother: Margery WILLIAMS (B. Norreys of Rycote)

Married: Elizabeth NORREYS 17 Jul 1600


Henry NORREYS (Sir)

Born: 1554

Died: 1599

Notes: fought in the Netherlands and then in Ireland, where he was killed in 1599. Governor of Ostend in 1590.

Father: Henry NORREYS (1º B. Norreys of Rycote)

Mother: Margery WILLIAMS (B. Norreys of Rycote)

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. John NORREYS


John NORREYS

Father: Henry NORREYS (Sir)

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Mary NORREYS


Mary NORREYS

Notes: her fifth son died aboard Mayflower, Plymouth Harbour, 22 Dec 1620.

Father: John NORREYS

Mother: ¿?

Married: Isaac ALLERTON ABT 1610

Children:

1. Bartholomew ALLERTON

2. Remember ALLERTON

3. Mary ALLERTON

4. Son ALLERTON

5. Son ALLERTON


Maximilian NORREYS
Died: 1593

Notes: killed in Brittany.

Father: Henry NORREYS (1º B. Norreys of Rycote)

Mother: Margery WILLIAMS (B. Norreys of Rycote)


Thomas NORREYS (Sir Lord President of Munster)

Born: 1556

Died: 1599

Notes: went as a soldier to Ireland in 1579 and acted for a few months as president of Connaught. He fought against the Fitzgeralds and also in Ulster; in 1585 he became vice-president of Munster, and in 1597 he succeeded his brother, Sir John Norreys, as president. In Ireland with Captain Careill in 1584 before he became general of troops for the Roanoke voyages. Thomas Gates his lieutenant. The old Desmond fortress on the Blackwater River at Mallow was granted in 1584 to him, son of Queen Elizabeth's life-long friend. He built a "goodly strong and sumptuous house, upon the ruins of the old castle, with a bawn to it about 120 foot square" sometime between 1593 and 1599. This building, whose shell still stands, is a three-storey gabled oblong, one room thick, with an attic floor and a cellar below the centre. At the front there are two octagonal corner turrets, one for a stair and a projecting turret in the middle for the entrance. There is also a turret at the centre rear for the main stair and latrines. The style is essentially English and early Jacobean with its high gables, single-stepped battlements and large mullioned windows, but the place was well-adapted for Irish conditions with numerous loop-holes for muskets, notably in the turrets and beneath the upper windows. In 1598, Bridget Kingsmill visited Simon Forman the astrologer, who wrote of her in his notes: “She hath a truckling in her flesh, like the stinging of nettles, and a rising of blood into her lungs, periplomania, much gravel in the reins, catarrh, fearfulness and trembling . . . she is often in great pain”. Forman notes states that her troubles were caused by a botched abortion. Forman gives her age as twenty-four when she consulted him. In 1600, after her husband’s death in Ireland, Lady Norris was destitute. She wrote to Sir Walter Raleigh asking for assistance in a letter that is still extant. She probably died soon after.

Father: Henry NORREYS (1º B. Norreys of Rycote)

Mother: Margery WILLIAMS (B. Norreys of Rycote)

Married: Bridget KINGSMILL (b. 1574 - d. AFT 1600) (dau. of Sir William Kingsmill of Sydmonton and Bridget Raleigh)

Children:

1. Elizabeth NORREYS


Elizabeth NORREYS

Father: Thomas NORREYS (Sir Lord President of Munster)

Mother: Bridget KINGSMILL

Married: John JEPHSON (Sir Maj. General)

Children:

1. William JEPHSON (Maj. General)


Catherine NORREYS

Born: ABT 1553

Father: Henry NORREYS (1º B. Norreys of Rycote)

Mother: Margery WILLIAMS (B. Norreys of Rycote)

Married: Anthony PAULET (Knight) ABT 1581, Rycote, Oxfordshire, England

Children:

1. Elizabeth PAULET

2. John PAULET of Hinton


John NORREYS (Sir)

Born: ABT 1541/1545/1546

Died: 3 Jul 1597, Mallow, Ireland

Buried: Tattendon Church, Berkshire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Henry NORREYS (1º B. Norreys of Rycote)

Mother: Margery WILLIAMS (B. Norreys of Rycote)

Married: ¿?


Mary NORREYS

Father: Henry NORREYS (1º B. Norreys of Rycote)

Mother: Margery WILLIAMS (B. Norreys of Rycote)

Married: William COCKAYNE (b. 1561 - d. 20 Oct 1626) (son of William Cockayne and Elizabeth Metcalffe) 22 Jun 1596, Rushton, Northamptonshire, England

Children:

1. Anne COCKAYNE (b. ABT 1603 - d. May 1668) (m. Hatton Fermor)

2. Martha COCKAYNE (m. Montagu Bertie, 2° E. Lindsay)

3. Charles COCKAYNE

William NORREYS (Sir)

Born: ABT 1541/1545/1546

Died: 27 Dec 1579, Ireland

Father: Henry NORREYS (1º B. Norreys of Rycote)

Mother: Margery WILLIAMS (B. Norreys of Rycote)

Married: Elizabeth MORISON (C. Lincoln) (b. 1545 - d. 1611)(dau. of Sir Richard Morison and Bridget Hussey)

Children:

1. Francis NORREYS (1° E. Berkshire)


Francis NORREYS (1° E. Berkshire)

Born: 1578 / 6 Jul 1582

Acceded: 28 Jan 1621/2

Died: 29 Jan 1621/2

Notes: succeeded to his grandfather’s barony as 2° B. Norreys of Rycote and also to the estates of his uncle Sir Edward Norreys. In 1621 Francis was created Earl of Berkshire. He was contemplating divorce when he committed the crime of elbowing Lord Scrope in the presence of royalty and was sent to the Fleet. Upon his release, he went home to Rycote and killed himself using a crossbow. His estate was then forfeit to the Crown. He left no sons and the earldom became extinct, but the barony descended to his daughter Elizabeth (d. 1645), the wife of Edward Wray (d. 1658). Their daughter Bridget (b. 1627 — d. 1657) married as his second wife Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey, and their son James Bertie (1654—1699) became Baron Norris (or Norreys) in 1657, and was created Earl of Abingdon ifl 1682. His descendants the Berties, earls of Abingdon, still hold this barony, and are the present representatives of the family of Norris.

Father: William NORREYS (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth MORISON (C. Lincoln)

Married: Bridget De VERE (B. Norreys of Rycote) Apr 1598

Children:

1. Elizabeth NORREYS (B. Norreys of Rycote)


Elizabeth NORREYS (B. Norreys of Rycote)

Buried: 28 Nov 1645, Westminster Abbey, London, England

Notes: by 1621, Elizabeth was being courted by Edward Wray of the king’s household. The couple were said to be in love. But her father, who had just been created Earl of Berkshire, was making difficulties. For one thing, he was contemplating divorce, which would make Elizabeth illegitimate. For another, Berkshire had elbowed Lord Scrope out of his way when Scrope tried to push in front of him in the House of Lords. Unfortunately, since Prince Charles was in attendance, this was a crime. Berkshire was sent to the Fleet. When he was released, he went home to Rycote and killed himself with a crossbow. As his death was a suicide, his estate was forfeit to the Crown and Elizabeth became the king’s ward. Fearful that she would be forced into a marriage with Christopher Villiers, brother of the king’s favorite, Elizabeth resolved to elope. She was apparently living in, or at least visiting, Phillip Herbert, Earl of Montgomery, who was married to her aunt, Susan de Vere —the likely source of the story that she was his mistress— on 27 Mar 1622 when she crept out and walked three miles to St. Mary Aldermary’s Church to marry Wray. After the ceremony, she went to the Fleet Street house of her uncle, Henry de Vere, Earl of Oxford, for protection. When news of the secret marriage got out, Wray was put under house arrest until Feb of 1623 and lost his post at court. Oxford was sent to the Tower. It is said that the story of the elopement inspired Orlando Gibbons’s Fantazies. It is not clear where Elizabeth was while her new husband was confined to his house, but they were eventually reunited and had a daughter, Bridget.

 

Father: Francis NORREYS (1° E. Berkshire)

Mother: Bridget De VERE (B. Norreys of Rycote)

Married: Edward WRAY (Groom of the Bedchamber) 27 Mar 1622

Children:

1. Bridget WRAY (b. 12 May 1627 - Mar 1657)

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Anne NORREYS

Born: ABT 1525

Father: John NORREYS

Mother: ¿?

Married: Richard STAVERTON (b. ABT 1520 - d. 1577) (son of Richard Staverton and Margaret Weston)

Children:

1. Mabel STAVERTON (b. ABT 1548) (m.1 Nicholas Williams - m.2 Francis Waferer - m.3 Reade Stafford)

2. Richard STAVERTON (b. ABT 1550 - d. 10 Jun 1617) (m. Elizabeth Butler)



Bridget NORREYS

Born: ABT 1591

Married: Edward SACKVILLE (4º E. Dorset)

Children:

1. Richard SACKVILLE (5º E. Dorset) (d. 1667)



Eleanor NORREYS

Born: ABT 1382, Norries, Devonshire, England

Father: William NORREYS

Mother: ¿?

Married: John FORTESCUE (Sir)

Children:

1. Joan FORTESCUE

2. Henry FORTESCUE (Sir)

3. John FORTESCUE (Sir Chief Justice)

4. Richard FORTESCUE (Sir)



Anne NORREYS

Born: ABT 1480, Little Warley, Essex, England

Father: John NORREYS

Mother: ¿?

Married: John TYRRELL of Little Warley Hall (Sir)

Children:

1. Gertrude TYRRELL (b. ABT 1504 - d. 28 May 1541) (m. Sir William Petre)


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