WILLOUGHBY FAMILY

I. ERESBY LINE

Hugh De WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1175, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England

Father: John De WILLOUGHBY

Mother: ?

Married: Frideswide De COCKERINGTON Cumberw, Thor, Lincolnshire, England

Children:

1. William De WILLOUGHBY


William De WILLOUGHBY

Born: probably Lincolnshire, England

Died: BEF 1227

Father: Hugh De WILLOUGHBY

Mother: Frideswide De COCKERINGTON

Married: Maud De FULLETBY

Children:

1. Robert De WILLOUGHBY


Robert De WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1217, probably Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England

Died: BET 1256/58

Father: William De WILLOUGHBY

Mother: Maud De FULLETBY

Married: Alice (Margaret) ORREBY (b. ABT 1221)

Children:

1. William De WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

2. Dau. WILLOUGHBY


Dau. WILLOUGHBY

Father: Robert De WILLOUGHBY

Mother: Alice (Margaret) ORREBY

Married: Richard De WILLOUGHBY

Children:

1. Richard WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

William De WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1245, probably Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England

Died: ABT 1295 / BEF 29 Mar 1300

Father: Robert De WILLOUGHBY

Mother: Alice (Margaret) ORREBY

Married: Alice BEKE (b. ABT 1250 - d. BEF May 1311) (dau. of John Beke, B. Eresby, and Sarah Furnivall)

Children:

1. Thomas WILLOUGHBY (Sir)

2. Robert WILLOUGHBY (1 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

3. Richard WILLOUGHBY

4. Margaret WILLOUGHBY


Margaret WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1276

Father: William De WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice BEKE

Married: William HAMBY


Thomas WILLOUGHBY (Sir)

Born: ABT 1268

Father: William De WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice BEKE

Married: Margaret MUNBY

Children:

1. Agnes WILLOUGBY


Agnes WILLOUGBY

Born: ABT 1275

Father: Thomas WILLOUGHBY (Sir)

Mother: Margaret MUNBY

Married: William De HILTOFT (Sir Knight)

Children:

1. William HILTOFT of Ingoldmells (Sir Knight) (b. 1303) (m. Alice Muer)


Robert WILLOUGHBY (1 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Born: ABT 1271, Lincolnshire, England

Died: BEF 25 Mar 1317

Father: William De WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice BEKE

Married: Margaret DEINCOURT (b. ABT 1275 - d. BEF 18 Oct 1333) ABT 1303

Children:

1. John WILLOUGHBY (2 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

2. Joan WILLOUGHBY


Joan WILLOUGHBY

Died: 16 Jul 1350

Buried: Newminster Abbey, Northumberland, England

Father: Robert WILLOUGHBY (1 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Margaret DEINCOURT

Married: Gilbert De UMFREVILLE (son of Robert De Umfreville and Lucy De Kyme) (m.2 Maud De Lucy)

Children:

1. Robert De UMFREVILLE (Sir) (m. Margaret Percy)


John WILLOUGHBY (2 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Born: 6 Jan 1303/04

Died: 13 Jun 1349

Father: Robert WILLOUGHBY (1 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Margaret DEINCOURT

Married: Joan ROSCELYN (b. ABT 1305 - d. AFT 15 Oct 1354)

Children:

1. John WILLOUGHBY (3 B. Willoughby of Eresby)


John WILLOUGHBY (3 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Born: BEF 6 Jan 1328/29, Eresby Manor, Lincolnshire, England

Died: 29 Mar 1372

Buried: Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England

Father: John WILLOUGHBY (2 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Joan ROSCELYN

Married: Cecily UFFORD (b. ABT 1327 - d. BEF 29 Mar 1372) 1343, Suffolk, England

Children:

1. Robert WILLOUGHBY (4 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

2. Joan WILLOUGHBY (B. Ashley)

3. Margaret WILLOUGHBY


Joan WILLOUGHBY (B. Ashley)

Born: ABT 1345, Eresby, Spilsby, Lincolnshire

Father: John WILLOUGHBY (3 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Cecily UFFORD

Married: William ASHLEY (B. Ashley) ABT 1361, Lincolnshire, England

Children:

1. Joan ASHLEY (B. Grey of Ruthin)


Margaret WILLOUGHBY

Died: ABT 1444, South Ormsby, England

Father: John WILLOUGHBY (3 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Cecily UFFORD

Married: Thomas SKIPWITH (Sir Knight) (d. 30 Nov 1417) (son of John Skipwith and Alice Tilney)

Children:

1. William SKIPWITH (Sir Knight) (d. 24 Nov 1482) (m.1 Agnes Constable - m.2 Joan Mortimer)

2. Thomas SKIPWITH

3. Patrick SKIPWITH


Robert WILLOUGHBY (4 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Born: ABT 1343/9, probably Eresby, Lincolnshire, England

Died: 9 Aug 1396, Eresby, Lincolnshire, England

Buried: Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England

Father: John WILLOUGHBY (3 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Cecily UFFORD

Married 1: Alice SKIPWITH (b. ABT 1355 - d. BEF 1412) (dau. of William Skipwith and Alice Hiltoft) BEF 1370

Children:

1. William WILLOUGHBY (5 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Married 2: Marjory La ZOUCHE BEF 29 Mar 1372

Children:

2. Thomas WILLOUGHBY

Married 3: Elizabeth LATIMER (B. Latimer of Corby) (d. 5 Nov 1395) (dau. of William Latimer, B. Latimer, and Elizabeth Fitzalan) (w. of John Neville, B. Raby) AFT Oct 1391


William WILLOUGHBY (5 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Born: BET 1370/75, probably Eresby, Lincolnshire, England

Died: 6 Dec 1409, Edgefield, Linclonshire, England

Buried: Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England

Notes: Knight of the Garter.

Father: Robert WILLOUGHBY (4 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Alice SKIPWITH

Married: Lucy Le STRANGE (B. Willoughby of Eresby) BEF 23 Apr 1383

Children:

1. Margery WILLOUGHBY (B. Fitzhugh of Ravensworth)

2. Robert WILLOUGHBY (6 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

3. Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY (B. Beaumont)

4. Thomas WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

5. Margaret WILLOUGHBY

Married: Joan HOLLAND (D. York) (b. ABT 1380 - d. 12 Apr 1434) (dau. of Thomas Holland, 2 E. Kent and Alice Fitzalan) (w.1 of Henry Scrope - w.2 of Henry Bromflete - w.3 of Edmund Plantagenet) BET 1402/4


Margery WILLOUGHBY (B. Fitzhugh of Ravensworth)

Born: BET 1398 / 1405, Eresby, Lincolnshire, England

Died: BEF 22 Oct 1452, Yorkshire, England

Notes: William was a Child Groom at the age of 8; Margaret was a Child Bride at the age of 8.

Father: William WILLOUGHBY (5 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Lucy Le STRANGE (B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Married: William FITZHUGH (4 B. Fitzhugh of Ravensworth) BEF 18 Nov 1406, Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England

Children:

1. Lora FITZHUGH

2. Joan FITZHUGH (B. Scrope of Bolton)

3. Elizabeth FITZHUGH (B. Greystoke of Greystoke)

4. Henry FITZHUGH (5 B. Fitzhugh of Ravensworth)

5. Eleanor FITZHUGH (B. Dacre of Gillesland)

6. Maud FITZHUGH

7. Margery FITZHUGH

8. Lucy FITZHUGH (Nun)


Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY (B. Beaumont)

Died: BEF 12 Nov 1428

Father: William WILLOUGHBY (5 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Lucy Le STRANGE (B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Married: Henry BEAUMONT (5 B. Beaumont) (b. ABT 1380 - d. ABT Jun 1413) (son of John Beaumont, 4 B. Beaumont, and Catherine Everingham) BEF 1405

Children:

1. Elizabeth BEAUMONT (m. Thomas Neville)

2. John BEAUMONT (6 B. Beaumont)

3. Henry BEAUMONT (b. ABT 1411 - d. BEF 29 Nov 1446)


Margaret WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1394, South Ormsby, England

Notes: Sir William Oldhall was Knight of the Shire for Herts and Speaker of the House of Commons.

Father: William WILLOUGHBY (5 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Lucy Le STRANGE (B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Married: William OLDHALL of Fransham (Sir) (b. ABT 1390 - d. 1461)

Children:

1. Mary OLDHALL (b. ABT 1428- - d. 1466) (m. Walter Gorges)


Robert WILLOUGHBY (6 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Born: ABT 1385

Died: 25 Jul 1452

Buried: Mettingham, Suffolk, England

Notes: Knight of the Garter. Fought at Agincourt. In the chart pedigree of the FitzHugh family between pages 432 and 433 of volume 5, Complete Peerage shows, as Robert's first wife, Joan, dau. of Henry, 3 Lord FitzHugh.

Father: William WILLOUGHBY (5 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Lucy Le STRANGE (B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Married 1: Joan FITZHUGH

Married 2: Elizabeth MONTAGUE (B. Willoughby of Eresby) 21 Feb 1420/21

Children:

1. Joan WILLOUGHBY (B. Willoughby)

2. Robert WILLOUGHBY

Married 3: Maud STANHOPE (B. Willoughby of Eresby) BEF 9 Jan 1448/49


Joan WILLOUGHBY (B. Willoughby)

Born: ABT 1425

Died: BEF 13 Feb 1461/62

Father: Robert WILLOUGHBY (6 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Elizabeth MONTAGUE (B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Married: Richard De WELLES (7 B. Welles / 1 B. Willoughby) ABT 1446 / BEF 9 Jan 1448/1449

Children:

1. Robert WELLES (8 B. Welles / 2 B. Willoughby)

2. Joan WELLES


Thomas WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1387/90, Parham, England

Died: AFT 1432 / BEF 1 Jul 1439

Father: William WILLOUGHBY (5 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Lucy Le STRANGE (B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Married: Jane FITZALAN

Children:

1. William WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

2. Robert WILLOUGHBY


William WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1430/7, probably Boston, Lincoln, England

Died: AFT 1460, Dudley, Worcestershire, England

Father: Thomas WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jane FITZALAN

Married: Joan (Jane) STRANGEWAYS (M. Berkeley)

Children:

1. Cecily WILLOUGHBY (B. Sutton of Dudley)


Cecily WILLOUGHBY (B. Sutton of Dudley)

Born: ABT 1463, Worcestershire, England

Died: Aug 1539

Father: William WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Joan (Jane) STRANGEWAYS (M. Berkeley)

Married: Edward SUTTON (2 B. Sutton of Dudley) ABT 1480/4, Dudley, Worcestershire, England

Children:

1. Alice SUTTON (b. ABT 1494)

2. Margaret SUTTON (B. Powis)

3. John SUTTON (3 B. Sutton of Dudley)

4. Arthur SUTTON

5. Thomas SUTTON

6. Eleanor SUTTON (C. Worcester)

7. Jane SUTTON

8. Constacia SUTTON (b. ABT 1501 - d. ABT 1501)

9. Joyce SUTTON

10. Geoffrey SUTTON (Esq.)

11. Catherine SUTTON

12. William SUTTON

13. Dorothy SUTTON (b. ABT 1493)

14. Edward SUTTON (b. ABT 1497)

15. Elizabeth SUTTON

16. George SUTTON (b. ABT 1511)


Robert WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1420, Parham, Suffolk, England

Died: 30 May 1465/6

Father: Thomas WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jane FITZALAN

Married: Cecilia De WELLES

Children:

1. Christopher WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

2. Richard WILLOUGHBY


Richard WILLOUGHBY

Father: Robert WILLOUGHBY

Mother: Cecilia De WELLES

Married: ?

Children:

1. Phillippa WILLOUGHBY


Phillippa WILLOUGHBY

Died: 6 Jan 1517, Peckleton, Leicestershire, England

Father: Richard WILLOUGHBY

Mother: ?

Married: Robert MUTTON of Peckleton (b. 1477 - d. 1499) (son of William Mutton and Margaret Harcourt)

Children:

1. Elizabeth MOTON (b. 1503) (m. Sir John Harrington)


Christopher WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1450, Knotishall, Suffolk, England

Died: 13 Jul 1499, Campsey, Suffolk, England

Notes: De jure 10th Lord Willoughby De Eresby. Made a knight of the Bath, 6 Jul, 1483, at the coronation of Richard III. In the next reign he raised forces to assist King Henry VII against the Earl of Lincoln, Lambert Simnel, and their adherents, and was afterwards at the battle of Stoke. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, England, 1883, p. 586, Willoughby, Barons Willoughby, of Parham]

Father: Robert WILLOUGHBY

Mother: Cecilia De WELLES

Married: Margaret JENNEY (b. ABT 1460 - d. 16 May 1515) (dau. of William Jenny and Elizabeth Cawsey) ABT 1475, Knotishall, Suffolk, England

Children:

1. William WILLOUGHBY (11 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

2. Christopher WILLOUGHBY of Parham (Sir)

3. Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY (B. Eure of Witton)

4. Richard WILLOUGHBY

5. Margaret WILLOUGHBY

6. Hugh WILLOUGHBY

7. Charles WILLOUGHBY

8. Dorothy WILLOUGHBY

9. Thomas WILLOUGHBY (Sir Chief Justice)

10. John WILLOUGHBY

11. Catherine WILLOUGHBY

12. George WILLOUGHBY

13. Robert WILLOUGHBY


Margaret WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1476

Notes: her husband was attainted of treason in 1502 with his father Sir James Tyrrell (stated by some authorities to be responsible for the murder of the Princes in the Tower), but restored to estates 1507; Master of the Horse 1520. (The Visitation of Suffolks 1561 ed. Joan Corder, 1984; Publ. of the Harleian Society, N.S., vol. 111).

Father: Christopher WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret JENNEY

Married: Thomas TYRRELL of Gipping (Sir) (d. BEF 25 Aug 1551)


Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY (B. Eure of Witton)

Born: ABT 1487, Eresby, Lincolnshire, England

Father: Christopher WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret JENNEY

Married: William EURE (1 B. Eure of Witton) ABT 1503, Eresby, Lincolnshire, England

Children:

1. Ralph EURE (Sir Knight)

2. Margery EURE

3. Muriel EURE

4. Anne EURE

5. Henry EURE


Dorothy WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1503

Father: Christopher WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret JENNEY

Married: John NEVILLE


Catherine WILLOUGHBY

Born: 1476, Parham, Suffolk, England

Died: 1542

Father: Christopher WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret JENNEY

Married: John HEYDON of Baconsthorpe (Sir Knight)

Children:

1. Christopher HEYDON of Baconsthorpe (Sir)

2. George HEYDON

3. Thomas HEYDON

4. Elizabeth HEYDON

5. Anne HEYDON

6. Eleanor HEYDON

7. Margaret HEYDON

8. Ursula HEYDON

9. Leonard HEYDON

10. Richard HEYDON


George WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1484

Died: 1553

Father: Christopher WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret JENNEY

Married: Anastasia ?


John WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1488

Father: Christopher WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret JENNEY

Married: Cecily ?


Christopher WILLOUGHBY of Parham (Sir)

Born: ABT 1482

Died: 1538/40

Notes: received the honour of knighthood for his valiant conduct at the siege of Tournay, temp. Henry VIII. He m. Elizabeth, dau. of Sir George Talboys, and sister of Gilbert, Lord Talboys of Kyme. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, England, 1883, p. 586, Willoughby, Barons Willoughby, of Parham].

Father: Christopher WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret JENNEY

Married: Elizabeth TALBOYS

Children:

1. Anne WILLOUGHBY

2. William WILLOUGHBY (1 B. Willoughby of Parham)

3. Thomas WILLOUGHBY

4. Dorothy WILLOUGHBY

5. Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY


Anne WILLOUGHBY

Father: Christopher WILLOUGHBY of Parham (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth TALBOYS

Married: Thomas (Edward) HALL

Children:

1. Anne HALL

2. Henry HALL

3. Rachel HALL


Thomas WILLOUGHBY

Died: 1545

Father: Christopher WILLOUGHBY of Parham (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth TALBOYS

Married: ?


Dorothy WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1518, Parham, Suffolk, England

Died: 23 Aug 1597

Father: Christopher WILLOUGHBY of Parham (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth TALBOYS

Married: Ralph HOPTON of Witham Friary (Sir Knight) (See his Biography)


Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY

Father: Christopher WILLOUGHBY of Parham (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth TALBOYS

Married: John BREWES (son of Thomas Brewes and Jane Scroope)

Children:

1. Jane BREWES (m. Robert Buxton)

William WILLOUGHBY (11 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Acceded: 1499

Died: 19 Oct 1526, Parham, Suffolk, England

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.XIIpII,p.670-673. William inherited the Barony of Willoughby De Eresby at the decease of Joan Welles in 1506, after the dignity had been out of the Willoughby family for half a century. His lordship became possessed also of the manors of Grimsby and Grimesthorp, with the greater part of the estates of the Lord Welles. His second wife was a Spanish Maid of Honour to Catalina of Aragon. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, England, 1883, p. 586, Willoughby, Barons Willoughby, of Parham]

Father: Christopher WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret JENNEY

Married 1: Mary HUSSEY

Married 2: Maria De SALINAS (B. Willoughby of Eresby) 5 Jun 1516

Children:

1. Henry WILLOUGHBY

2. Catherine WILLOUGHBY (B. Erersby/D. Suffolk)


Henry WILLOUGHBY

Died: young

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.XIIpII,p.673.

Father: William WILLOUGHBY (11 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Maria De SALINAS (B. Willoughby of Eresby)


Catherine WILLOUGHBY (B. Willoughby of Eresby/D. Suffolk)

Born: 22 Mar 1519

Christened: 26 Mar 1519, Parham, Suffolk, England

Died: 19 Sep 1580

Buried: Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: William WILLOUGHBY (11 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Maria De SALINAS (B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Married 1: Charles BRANDON (1 D. Suffolk) 7 Sep 1534

Children:

1. Henry BRANDON (2 D. Suffolk)

2. Charles BRANDON (3 D. Suffolk)

Married 2: Richard BERTIE (MP) 1553

Children:

3. Susan BERTIE (C. Kent)

4. Peregrine BERTIE (1 B. Willoughby of Eresby)


Thomas WILLOUGHBY (Sir Chief Justice)

Born: ABT 1486

Died: 1543

Notes: Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. Ancestor of the Barons Middleton.

Father: Christopher WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret JENNEY

Married: Bridget READ

Children:

1. Henry WILLOUGHBY

2. Robert WILLOUGHBY of Bore Place

3. Christopher WILLOUGHBY

4. Mary WILLOUGHBY

5. Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY


Mary WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1515, Eresby, Linconshire, England

Father: Thomas WILLOUGHBY (Sir Chief Justice)

Mother: Bridget READ

Married: Humphrey WALDRON


Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1516, Bore Place, Kent, England

Died: 10 Apr 1580, Chevening, Kent, England

Father: Thomas WILLOUGHBY (Sir Chief Justice)

Mother: Bridget READ

Married: Thomas TOTTISHURST (d. 27 Mar 1577)

Children:

1. Anne TOTTISHURST (b. ABT 1540) (m. John Thomas)


Robert WILLOUGHBY of Bore Place

Born: ABT 1517, Bore Place, Kent, England

Notes: The Visitation of the County of Nottingham In the Years 1569 and 1614, edited by G.W. Marshall 1871, Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 4, p. 149. Sonn & heire of Thomas Willoughby of Boreplace in Kent Cheefe Justice of the Comon bench. The Visitation of the County of Nottingham In the Years 1569 and 1614, edited by G.W. Marshall 1871, Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 4, p. 184. Of Bore Place in Com. Kent.

Father: Thomas WILLOUGHBY (Sir Chief Justice)

Mother: Bridget READ

Married: Dorothy WILLLOUGHBY

Children:

1. Thomas WILLOUGHBY


Thomas WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1537, Bore Place, Kent, Egland

Notes: Sheriff of Kent.

Father: Robert WILLOUGHBY of Bore Place

Mother: Dorothy WILLLOUGHBY

Married 1: Catherine HART (dau. of Sir Percival Hart) 5 Feb 1557, Saint Mary Woonoth, London, England

Children:

1. Percival WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

2. George WILLOUGHBY

3. Thomas WILLOUGHBY

4. Robert WILLOUGHBY

5. Henry WILLOUGHBY

6. Edward WILLOUGHBY

Married 2: Mary WESTON


Thomas WILLOUGHBY

Born: BEF 1560, Bore Place, Kent, England

Died: BEF 1616

Notes: 3rd son of Thomas Willoughy; Sheriff of Kent, 1590.

Father: Thomas WILLOUGHBY

Mother: Catherine HART

Married: Clemence WILLOUGHBY

Children:

1. Thomas WILLOUGBY


Thomas WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1571, Bore Place, Kent, England

Died: 16 Mar 1648, Barbados

Notes: Immigrated 1610.

Father: Thomas WILLOUGHBY

Mother: Clemence WILLOUGHBY

Married: Elizabeth MIDDLETON (dau. of Thomas Middleton and Alice ?) ABT 1599, England

Children:

1. Thomas WILLOUGHBY (Esq. Capt.)

2. Alice WILLOUGHBY

3. Edward WILLOUGHBY


Alice WILLOUGHBY

Born: 1608

Died: BEF 20 Feb 1644, Sewell's Point, Lower Norfolk, Virginia

Father: Thomas WILLOUGBY

Mother: Elizabeth MIDDLETON

Married: Henry SEWELL ABT 1630

Children:

1. Anne SEWELL

2. Henry SEWELL


Thomas WILLOUGHBY (Esq. Capt.)

Born: ABT 1601, Rochester, Kent, England

Died: 16 Aug 1658, All Hollows, Barking, Middlesex, England

Notes: Came to Virginia in 1610; Justice of Elizbeth City, 1628.

Father: Thomas WILLOUGBY

Mother: Elizabeth MIDDLETON

Married: Alice BREWSTER

Children:

1. Alice WILLOUGHBY

2. Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY

3. Thomas WILLOUGHBY


Christopher WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1513, St. George the Martyr, Surrey, England

Died: BEF 11 Jan 1585/86

Father: Thomas WILLOUGHBY (Sir Chief Justice)

Mother: Bridget READ

Married: Margery TOTTISHURST

Children:

1. Christopher WILLOUGHBY of Chiddingstone

2. Kenelm WILLOUGHBY

3. Anthony WILLOUGHBY

4. Clemence WILLOUGHBY


Kenelm WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1540, Chiddingstone, Kent, England

Died: 1620

Father: Christopher WILLOUGHBY

Mother: Margery TOTTISHURST

Married: Catherine GOLDWELL

Clemence WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1550, Chiddingstone, Kent, England

Father: Christopher WILLOUGHBY

Mother: Margery TOTTISHURST

Married: Thomas WILLOUGHBY

Children:

1. Thomas WILLOUGBY


Christopher WILLOUGHBY of Chiddingstone

Born: ABT 1543, Chiddingstone, Kent, England

Died: BEF 1633

Father: Christopher WILLOUGHBY

Mother: Margery TOTTISHURST

Married: Martha ?

Children:

1. William WILLOUGHBY (Col.)

2. Kenelm WILLOUGHBY (b. ABT 1590)

3. John WILLOUGHBY

4. Christopher WILLOUGHBY (b. ABT 1595)

5. Henry WILLOUGHBY (b. ABT 1597)

6. Margaret WILLOUGHBY (b. ABT 1598)

7. Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY (b. ABT 1600)

8. Benedict WILLOUGHBY (b. ABT 1602)

9. Bridget WILLOUGHBY (b. ABT 1603)


John WILLOUGHBY

Born: 1592, Eatonbridge, County Kent, England

Died: ABT 24 Aug 1633, Eatonbridge, Kent, England

Father: Christopher WILLOUGHBY of Chiddingstone

Mother: Martha ?

Married: Anne ?

Children:

1. William WILLOUGHBY

2. Anne WILLOUGHBY


William WILLOUGHBY (Col.)

Born: ABT 1573

Died: 30 Mar 1651

Father: Christopher WILLOUGHBY of Chiddingstone

Mother: Martha ?

Married: Elizabeth EATON

Children:

1. Francis WILLOUGHBY (MP)


Francis WILLOUGHBY (MP)

Born: ABT 1613

Notes: Immigration 1638 to New England.

Father: William WILLOUGHBY (Col.)

Mother: Elizabeth EATON

Married 1: Sarah TAYLOR ABT 1638

Children:

1. Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY

2. Hannah WILLOUGHBY

3. Nehemiah WILLOUGHBY

4. Jeremiah WILLOUGHBY

5. William WILLOUGHBY

Married 2: Margaret LOCKE ABT 1659

Children:

6. Susannah WILLOUGHBY

7. Sarah WILLOUGHBY

8. Francis WILLOUGHBY

9. Nathaniel WILLOUGHBY


Percival WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1560

Died: 23 Aug 1643

Notes: prominent land owner, businessman involved during his lifetime variously in mining, iron smelting, glass making and as an investor in the Newfoundland Company. He married Bridget Willoughby, evidently his third cousin, the daughter of Sir Francis Willoughby builder of the surviving Wollaton Hall. She as co-heiress of her father, inherited Wollaton Hall and they eventually moved into the new hall. Willoughby was knighted by King James I on 20 Apr 1603 at Worksop and subsequently became a member in King James' first parliament. Percival Willoughby's business partner, Huntingdon Beaumont, was responsible for constructing the Wollaton Wagonway. 

Willoughby was drawn into the Newfoundland Company venture by John Slany, to whom he was heavily in debt. Appointed to the council which managed the company's affairs in 1610 he sent his third son Thomas to Cuper's Cove in 1612 along with Henry Crout and six apprentices. The orders to the party was to leave the colony and develop Willoughby's own tract which was all that land north of a line drawn between Carbonear and Heart's Content on the Bay de Verde Peninsula. This also included the rich fishing grounds around Baccalieu Island. Bartholomew Pearson and a surveyor named Olney had made the trip to Newfoundland to access its mineral and agricultural potential. Willoughby's main interest lay in the mining potential of Bell Island and was very critical of his parties’ lack of exploration upon their return to England.

Willoughby's partnership in 1618 with Thomas Rowley and William Hannam to give them half of his tract for a nominal fee had turned sour. Willoghby's entitlement to the land was becoming increasingly harder to maintain as he could not find anyone to settle on it. Then in 1631 he entered into a partnership with Nicholas Guy, who at the time was living in Carbonear.

His eldest son, Sir Francis, succeeded to the estates. He was a soldier, and served in the Low Countries, where he lost large sums of money, and his son met his death. He took part in the expeditions to Cadiz, Rhe, and Rochelle, and there is a letter in the State Papers from William Weld, describing a quarrel between a Sir Francis and Sir Lucius Carey. He died in 1665, in the seventy-sixth year of his age, and was succeeded by his son Francis, the celebrated naturalist. His heir, also named Francis, was created a baronet in 1677, with remainder to his brother, Sir Thomas, who, having represented the county in Parliament, was created Baron Middleton of Middleton, in the county of Warwick, in 1711. From him the present noble owner, the ninth Baron, is descended. Thomas Willoughby does not figure in the family papers after 1621 when he was again at Wollaton. His total omission from the family pedigree (Visitation of Nottinghamshire, 1569 & 1614, p. 185, which includes material collected in 1631) suggests that he might have been disowned by his family. His father, however, was one of the most persistent promoters of the Newfoundland enterprise and maintained his interest in the island as late as 1631.

Father: Thomas WILLOUGHBY

Mother: Catherine HART

Married: Bridget WILLOUGHBY Dec 1580

Children:

1. Theodosia WILLOUGHBY

2. Bridget WILLOUGHBY

3. Francis WILLOUGHBY (Sir)

4. Thomas WILLOUGHBY (Sir)

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Theodosia WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1583

Died: 7 Nov 1630

Father: Percival WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Bridget WILLOUGHBY

Married: Rowland MYNORS (son of Roger Mynors and Jane Harley) 8 Jan 1610, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England

Children:

1. Robert MYNORS (m. Elizabeth Oswald)

Bridget WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1584

Father: Percival WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Bridget WILLOUGHBY

Married 1: Henry CAVENDISH of Doveridge 14 Oct 1610

Children:

1. Grace CAVENDISH

2. Mary CAVENDISH

3. Bridget CAVENDISH

4. Charles CAVENDISH

5. Francis CAVENDISH of Doveridge

Married 2: Francis STRELLEY (son of Anthony Strelley and Joan Baynham) 8 Apr 1616

Married 3: George PECKHAM


Henry WILLOUGHBY

Died: ABT 1528

Father: Thomas WILLOUGHBY (Sir Chief Justice)

Mother: Bridget READ

Married: ?

Children:

1. Hugh WILLOUGHBY


Hugh WILLOUGHBY

Died: AFT Jan 1554

Notes: third son, was a daring Arctic explorer. His early services were as a soldier on the Scottish borders, but he soon turned his thoughts to the sea, and was appointed captain of the Bona Esperanza in a fleet of three ships which set out in 1553 with the object of discovering a north-eastern passage to Cathay and India. It was a scene of wild excitement at Greenwich when the ship, with three others, started on its perilous voyage. Members of the Privy Council went to see it off, and great hopes were entertained of the success of the gallant and adventurous mariners. Unhappily the vessels met with storms off the coast of Spitzbergen, and the Bona Esperanza was driven into a river or haven, called Arzina, in Lapland. Unable to withstand the rigours of the winter, the whole party perished, and the body of Sir Hugh was discovered in a chair, where he had evidently been frozen to death, with his will and the ship’s log-book before him, which is printed in vol. i. of R. Hakluyt's Principal Navigations. Ancestor of B. Middleton

Father: Henry WILLOUGHBY

Mother: ?



Ralph BUGGE

Died: ABT 1248

Notes: a successful wool merchant who purchased piecemeal a coherent manorial estate in the south Nottinghamshire village of Willoughby on the Wold.

Married: ?

Children:

1. Richard De WILLOUGHBY

Richard De WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1255, Willoughby on the Wolds

Died: 1312

Father: Ralph BUGGE

Mother: ?

Married: Dau. WILLOUGHBY

Children:

1. Richard WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Richard WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1270

Died: 1325

Buried: Willoughby, Nottinghamshire, England

Notes: Pleader in the Court of Common Pleas from 1301. Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench in Ireland, 1323. M.P.

Father: Richard De WILLOUGHBY

Mother: Dau. WILLOUGHBY

Married: Juliana ?

Children:

1. Richard WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir)


Richard WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir)

Born: ABT 1290

Died: 1362

Notes: Appointed Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland by Edward II
M.P. for Nottinghamshire, 1323. Judge of the Court of the King's Bench in England, 6 Mar 1328. Chief Justice of the Court of the King's Bench, 1338 (dismissed 1340)

Father: Richard WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Juliana ?

Married: Isabel MORTEIN (dau. of Sir Roger Mortein of Dunesley)

Children:

1. Richard WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir)


Richard WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir)

Father: Richard WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir)

Mother: Isabel MORTEIN

Married 1: Joan De GREY BEF 21 Feb 1333

Children:

1. Edmund WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir)

Married 2: Elizabeth ?

Children:

2. Lucy WILLOUGHBY


Lucy WILLOUGHBY

Father: Richard WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth ?

Married 1: Thomas HUSCARL (Sir)

Married 2: Nicholas CAREW of Beddington AFT 1354

Children:

1. Nicholas CAREW

2. Margaret CAREW

3. Lucy CAREW

4. Elizabeth CAREW

5. John CAREW

6. Margaret CAREW

7. Guido CAREW

8. William CAREW

9. Eleanor CAREW

10. Agnes CAREW

11. Anne CAREW

12. Susan CAREW

13. Phillippa CAREW


Edmund WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir)

Born: ABT 1335, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 1414

Notes: his wife was heiress of Cossingon & Hamilton, Leics.

Father: Richard WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir)

Mother: Joan De GREY

Married: Alice SOMERVILLE

Children:

1. Edmund WILLOUGHBY


Edmund WILLOUGHBY

Died: BEF 1448

Father: Edmund WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir)

Mother: Alice SOMERVILLE

Married: Isabel ANNESLEY (dau. of Sir Hugh Annesley and Benedicta Babington)

Children:

1. Hugh WILLOUGHBY (Sir)


Hugh WILLOUGHBY (Sir)

Born: ABT 1393, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 15 Nov 1448

Father: Edmund WILLOUGHBY

Mother: Isabel ANNESLEY

Married 1: Isabel FOLJAMBE (dau. of Thomas Foljambe and Margaret Loudham)

Children:

1. Margaret WILLOUGHBY

Married 2: Margaret FREVILLE (b. About 1396) (dau. of Sir Baldwin Freville of Tamworth Castle and Joyce Bottetourt)

Children:

2. Isabel WILLOUGHBY

3. Alice WILLOUGHBY

4. Margery WILLOUGHBY

5. Robert WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir)

6. Eleanor WILLOUGHBY


Margaret WILLOUGHBY

Father: Hugh WILLOUGHBY (Sir)

Mother: Isabel FOLJAMBE

Married: William BELGRAVE (son of John Belgrave and Isabel Sandon)

Children:

1. John BELGRAVE


Isabel WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1418, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Hugh WILLOUGHBY (Sir)

Mother: Margaret FREVILLE

Married: Phillip BUTLER ABT 1434, Woodhall, Watton, Norfolk, England

Children:

1. John BUTLER


Alice WILLOUGHBY

Died: AFT 2 Mar 1508/9

Buried: Kedleston, Derbyshire, England

Father: Hugh WILLOUGHBY (Sir)

Mother: Margaret FREVILLE

Married: Richard CURZON (son of John Curzon and Joan Bagot) ABT 1439

Children:

1. John CURZON (b. 1443 - d. 1 Jul 1512) (m. Elizabeth Eyre)

2. Catherine CURZON (m. Nicholas Griffin)


Margery WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1423, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 14 Nov 1495, Irnham, Lincolnshire, England

Father: Hugh WILLOUGHBY (Sir)

Mother: Margaret FREVILLE

Married: Godfrey HILTON (B. Luttrell) (son of Godfrey Hilton and Hawise Luttrell) ABT 1453

Children:

1. Elizabeth HILTON (m. Richard Thimbleby)

Eleanor WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1426, Middleton, Warwick, England

Died: AFT 1486

Father: Hugh WILLOUGHBY (Sir)

Mother: Margaret FREVILLE

Married: John SHIRLEY (son of Ralph Shirley and Margaret Staunton) ABT 1457, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, England

Children:

1. Ralph SHIRLEY of Staunton Harold (b. ABT 1458 - d. 6 Jan 1517) (m.1 Elizabeth Walsh - m.2 Anne Vernon - m.3 Anne Warner - m.4 Jane Sheffield)

2. Thomas SHIRLEY (b. ABT 1460)

3. Robert SHIRLEY (b. ABT 1462 - d. AFT 1513) (m. ?)

4. Margaret SHIRLEY (b. ABT 1464)

5. Alice SHIRLEY (b. ABT 1466)

6. Hugh SHIRLEY (b. ABT 1467) (m. Anne Hevyn)

7. Jane SHIRLEY (b. ABT 1470)

8. Nicholas SHIRLEY (b. ABT 1472)

9. Henry SHIRLEY (b. ABT 1476)

10. Richard SHIRLEY (b. ABT 1478)

11. Baldwin SHIRLEY (b. ABT 1480)

12. Eleanor SHIRLEY (b. ABT 1482)

13. Anne SHIRLEY (b. ABT 1482)


Robert WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir)

Born: ABT 1427, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 1474

Father: Hugh WILLOUGHBY (Sir)

Mother: Margaret FREVILLE

Spouse: Margaret GRIFFITH (dau. of Sir John Griffith and Catherine Tyrwhitt)

Children:

1. Henry WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir Knight)

2. Dorothy WILLOUGHBY

3. Sancha WILLOUGHBY

4. Richard WILLOUGHBY?


Richard WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1447

Father: Robert WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir)

Mother: Margaret GRIFFITH

Married: Anne STAFFORD (B. Clinton of Marstoke) 4 Aug 1488


Dorothy WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1449, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Robert WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir)

Mother: Margaret GRIFFITH

Married: Henry WHALLEY

Children:

1. Richard WHALLEY (m. Elizabeth Leake)


Sancha WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1452, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Robert WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir)

Mother: Margaret GRIFFITH

Married: John STRELLEY (son of Robert Strelley and Isabel Kempe)

Children:

1. John STRELLEY (b. ABT 1471 - d. BEF 31 Oct 1538)

2. Isabel STRELLEY

3. Margaret STRELLEY

4. Elizabeth STRELLEY


Henry WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir Knight)

Born: 1445, Willoughby, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 11 May 1529, Willoughby, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Robert WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir)

Mother: Margaret GRIFFITH

Married 1: Margaret MARKHAM ABT 1465, Willoughby, Nottinghamshire, England

Children:

1. John WILLOUGHBY

2. Margaret WILLOUGHBY

2. Edward WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton

3. Robert WILLOUGHBY

4. Joan WILLOUGHBY

5. Jane WILLOUGHBY

Married 2: Ellen EGERTON (dau. of John Egerton and Dau. Cotes) 1500

Children:

6. Alice WILLOUGHBY

7. Hugh WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

8. Richard WILLOUGHBY?

Married 3: Elizabeth BOROUGH (B. Fitzhugh of Ravensworth)

Married 4: Alice WALTERS


John WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1462

Father: Henry WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret MARKHAM

Married: Anne GREY 2 Oct 1486

Margaret WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1465, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Henry WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret MARKHAM

Married: John ZOUCHE of Codnor ABT 1483

Children:

1. George ZOUCHE of Codnor

2. Richard ZOUCHE

3. William ZOUCHE

4. Henry ZOUCHE

5. Elizabeth ZOUCHE

6. Maria ZOUCHE


Alice WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1510, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Henry WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir Knight)

Mother: Ellen EGERTON

Married: Richard DRAYCOTE (son of Phillip Draycot and Elizabeth Fitzherbert)

Children:

1. John DRAYCOTE (b. ABT 1537 - d. 1580) (m. Elizabeth Hosier)


Jane WILLOUGHBY

Born: 1485, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Henry WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret MARKHAM

Married: Guiscard HARBOTTLE (b. 6 Jan 1485 - d. 9 Sep 1513, Battle of Flodden, Branxton, Northumberland, England) (son of Ralph Harbottle and Margaret Percy) 1 Jan 1502, England

Children:

1. Eleanor HARBOTTLE (b. 1504, Beamish, England - d. 18 May 1566) (m 1. Sir Thomas Percy - m.2 Richard Holland)

2. George HARBOTTLE (b. ABT 1504 - d. 20 Jan 1527/8) (m. Margaret Ogle)

3. Mary HARBOTTLE (m.1 Edward Fitton - m.2 Richard Holland)


Richard WILLOUGHBY

Died: 16 Apr 1546

Notes: This is pure speculation that he is the son of Sir Henry Willoughby. This Sir Henry was chosen as the link because the dates fit but there is no indication anywhere that Richard was the son of Henry. However the two families are related on some way as they share similar arms.

Father: Henry WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir Knight)

Mother: Ellen EGERTON

Married: ?

Children:

1. William WILLOUGHBY of Normanton-On-Soar

William WILLOUGHBY of Normanton-On-Soar

Born: AFT 1529

Died: ABT 28 Nov 1587, Normanton-On-Soar, Nottinghamshire, England

Buried: 28 Nov 1587, Normanton-On-Soar, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Richard WILLOUGHBY

Mother: ?

Married: Anne ROTHERAM (dau. of John Rotheram of Nuneaton)

Children:

1. William WILLOUGHBY of Aston


William WILLOUGHBY of Aston

Died: 1615, Aston, Oxfordshire, England

Father: William WILLOUGHBY of Normanton-On-Soar

Mother: Anne ROTHERAM

Married: ?

Children:

1. Rotheram WILLOUGHBY of Aston

Rotheram WILLOUGHBY of Aston

Died: ABT 1614, Aston, Oxfordshire, England

Father: William WILLOUGHBY of Aston

Mother: ?

Married: Anne WORTLEY (dau. of Sir Richard Wortley and Elizabeth Boughton)

Children:

1. William WILLOUGHBY of South Muskham

William WILLOUGHBY of South Muskham

Born: ABT 2 Jan 1608/09, London, Middlesex, England

Died: 12 Nov 1630, South Muskham, Nottinghamshire, England

Buried: Selston, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Rotheram WILLOUGHBY of Aston

Mother: Anne WORTLEY

Married: Elizabeth PUSSEY (co-heiress) (dau. of Timothy Pussey of Selston and Mary Claye) 30 Mar 1626, Selston, Nottinghamshire, England

Children:

1. Son WILLOUGHBY

2. Mary WILLOUGHBY (b. ABT 8 Oct 1628) (m. Beaumont Dixie, 1 Bt.)


Edward WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton

Born: 1467, Wollaton Nottinghamshire England

Notes: second son.

Father: Henry WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret MARKHAM

Married: Anne FILLIOL (dau. of Sir William Fillol of Woodlands and Dorothy Ifield)

Children:

1. Dorothy WILLLOUGHBY

2. Henry WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

3. Jane WILLOUGHBY


Jane WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1525

Father: Edward WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton

Mother: Anne FILLOL

Married: Richard TOPCLIFFE (son of Robert Topcliffe and Margaret Borough)


Dorothy WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1515

Father: Edward WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton

Mother: Anne FILLOL

Married: Robert WILLOUGHBY of Bore Place

Children:

1. Thomas WILLOUGHBY


Henry WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Born: 1517, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 27 Aug 1549, Norwich, Norfolk, England

Notes: died during the suppression of Ket’s Rebellion, one of those curious revolutionary movements in the reign of Edward VI. His wife, Anne, sister of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, was left with two sons: Thomas, aged eight; and Francis. The former died, and Wollaton therefore passed to Francis.

Father: Edward WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton

Mother: Anne FILLOL

Married: Anne GREY

Children:

1. Margaret WILLOUGHBY

2. Thomas WILLOUGHBY (b. 1540 - d. 1559)

3. Francis WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

4. Dau. WILLOUGHBY


Margaret WILLOUGHBY

Born: 1538, Wollaton, Nottingham, England

Died: AFT 1578

Notes: upon the death of her father, Margaret and her younger brother Francis were sent to live in the household of her mother’s half brother, George Medley at Tilty in Essex and in the Minories, London. After Wyatt’s Rebellion in 1554, the house in the Minories was searched and Medley was briefly in prison. Margaret’s uncle, Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, and her cousin, Lady Jane Grey, were executed at that time. Margaret seems to have joined the household of the widowed Duchess of Suffolk and been with her at the court of Queen Mary, although she was only eleven at the time. The Duchess was at court from Jul 1554 until May 1555. At Christmas 1555, still a very young girl to be a maid of honor, Margaret joined the household of Elizabeth Tudor at Hatfield. It was while she was there that John Harington wrote his poem in praise of six of Elizabeth's gentlewomen. He calls Margaret "worthye willobe" and comments upon her "pearcing eye". It is not clear if she stayed on after Elizabeth's household was reorganized by order of Queen Mary in Jun 1556. At fifteen or sixteen, in 1559 or 1560, Margaret married Matthew Arundell of Wardour. On 16 Jul 1565, Margaret supped with her cousin, the Lady Mary Grey, and two other gentlewomen. At nine that evening, Mary married Thomas Keyes without the Queen’s permission. Margaret knew about the wedding but remained outside the chamber where it was performed so that she could say she had not actually witnessed the exchange of vows. She resumed her friendship with her cousin after the Lady Mary was released from captivity and was mentioned in Mary’s will in 1578.

Father: Henry WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne GREY

Married: Matthew ARUNDELL HOWARD (Sir) 1559, Wollaton, Nottingham, England

Children:

1. Catherine ARUNDELL HOWARD

2. Thomas ARUNDELL HOWARD (1 B. Arindell of Wardour)

3. William ARUNDELL HOWARD (d. 16 Feb 1592)


Francis WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Born: 1546, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 16 Nov 1596

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Henry WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne GREY

Married 1: Elizabeth LITTLETON (b. ABT 1546 - d. 1594) (dau. of Sir John Littleton and Bridget Pakington) 1564

Children:

1. Bridget WILLOUGHBY

2. Dau. WILLOUGHBY

3. Margaret WILLOUGHBY (B. Spencer of Wormleighton)

4. Frances WILLOUGHBY

5. Dorothy WILLOUGHBY

6. Abigail WILLOUGHBY

7. Winifred WILLOUGHBY

8. Dau. WILLOUGHBY

9. Dau. WILLOUGHBY

10. Dau. WILLOUGHBY

11. Dau. WILLOUGHBY

12. Dau. WILLOUGHBY

Married 2: Dorothy COLBY

Children:

13. Frances WILLOUGHBY


Bridget WILLOUGHBY

Born: 1566, Wollaton, Northamptonshire, England

Died: 16 Jul 1629

Father: Francis WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth LITTLETON

Married: Percival WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight) Dec 1580

Children:

1. Theodosia WILLOUGHBY

2. Bridget WILLOUGHBY

3. Francis WILLOUGHBY (Sir)

4. Thomas WILLOUGHBY (Sir)

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Margaret WILLOUGHBY (B. Spencer of Wormleighton)

Born: ABT 1571, probably Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 17 Aug 1597, Brington, Northamptonshire, England

Father: Francis WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth LITTLETON

Married: Robert SPENCER (1 B. Wormleighton) 15 Feb 1587/8, Brington, Northamptonshire, England

Children:

1. William SPENCER (2 B. Wormleighton)

2. Mary SPENCER (m. ? Anderton)

3. Margaret SPENCER

4. Elizabeth SPENCER (m. ? Fane)

5. John SPENCER


Frances WILLOUGHBY

Born: 1572, Wollaton, Northamptonshire, England

Died: 1665

Father: Francis WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth LITTLETON

Married: Montagu WOOD

Dorothy WILLOUGHBY

Born: 1574, Wollaton, Nottingham, England

Died: 5 Dec 1632

Father: Francis WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth LITTLETON

Married: Henry HASTINGS 1594, England

Children:

1. George HASTINGS (Sir)

2. Ralph HASTINGS

3. William HASTINGS

4. Henry HASTINGS of Agmondesham (Sir)

5. John HASTINGS

6. Dorothy HASTINGS


Abigail WILLOUGHBY

Born: 1576, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 12 Oct 1654

Buried: Wormleighton, Warwickshire, England

Father: Francis WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth LITTLETON

Married: William PARTIGER

Winifred WILLOUGHBY

Born: 1578, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Francis WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth LITTLETON

Married: Edward WILLOUGHBY

Hugh WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1495, Willoughby, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Henry WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir Knight)

Mother: Ellen EGERTON

Married 1: Margaret MOLYNEUX (dau. of Thomas Molyneux and Catherine Cotton)

Children:

1. George WILLOUGHBY

Married 2: Jane (Joan) STRELLEY (dau. of Sir Nicholas Strelley and Isabel Spencer) ABT 1528, Strelley, Nottinghamshire, England

Children:

2. Dorothy WILLOUGHBY


Dorothy WILLOUGHBY

Born: probably Derbyshire, England

Died: BEF 1609

Father: Hugh WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jane (Joan) STRELLEY

Married: John WHEATLEY (b. 31 May 1547 - d. BEF 7 May 1609)

Children:

1. Nathaniel WHEATLEY (b. ABT 1571)

2. Israel WHEATLEY (b. ABT 6 Aug 1572)

3. Elizabeth WHEATLEY (b. ABT 18 Dec 1574)

4. Samuel WHEATLEY (b. ABT 3 Nov 1576)

5. Mary WHEATLEY (b. ABT 24 Aug 1578)

6. Phillip WHEATLEY (b. ABT 24 Sep 1581)

7. Margaret L. WHEATLEY (b. ABT 9 Sep 1583)

8. Andrew WHEATLEY (b. ABT 19 Nov 1586)


George WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1520, Mawdley, Wigmore, Hereford, England

Father: Hugh WILLOUGHBY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margaret MOLYNEUX

Married: Elizabeth NEALE

Children:

1. John WILLOUGHBY (Sir)


John WILLOUGHBY (Sir)

Born: ABT 1555, Risley, Derbyshire, England

Died: ABT 1602, Risley, Derbyshire, England

Father: George WILLOUGHBY

Mother: Elizabeth NEALE

Married: Frances HAWES (dau. of Henry Hawes of Helgay)

Children:

1. Henry WILLOUGHBY of Risley (1 Bt.)

2. Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY

3. Ursula WILLOUGHBY


Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY

Died: 1633

Father: John WILLOUGHBY (Sir)

Mother: Frances HAWES

Married: Austin PALGRAVE

Ursula WILLOUGHBY

Died: 1647

Father: John WILLOUGHBY (Sir)

Mother: Frances HAWES

Married 1: Clement SPELMAN

Married 2: John POTTS


Henry WILLOUGHBY of Risley (1 Bt.)

Born: 14 Sep 1579, probably Risley, Derbyshire, England

Died: 20 Nov 1649

Buried: Wilne, Derbyshire, England

Father: John WILLOUGHBY (Sir)

Mother: Frances HAWES

Married 1: Elizabeth KNOLLYS

Children:

1. Margaret WILLOUGHBY

2. Mary WILLOUGHBY

3. Frances WILLOUGHBY (b. 14 Oct 1607)

4. Anne WILLOUGHBY (b. 1614)

Married 2: Lettice DARCY 1621


Margaret WILLOUGHBY

Born: 14 May 1605, Risley, Derbyshire, England

Father: Henry WILLOUGHBY of Risley (1 Bt.)

Mother: Elizabeth KNOLLYS

Married: Henry GRIFFITH (1 Bt.)  (b. 1602 - d. 1654) (son of Sir Henry Giffith and Elizabeth Throckmorton)

Children:

1. Samuel GRIFFITH ( b. 1645)


Mary WILLOUGHBY

Born: 14 May 1605, Risley, Derbyshire, England

Died: 2 Jun 1688

Father: Henry WILLOUGHBY of Risley (1 Bt.)

Mother: Elizabeth KNOLLYS

Married 1: Thomas ASTON (1 Bt.)

Married 2: Anchitel GREY



Walter WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1535

Married: Elizabeth CHENEY



Thomas WILLOUGHBY

Born: 1545

Married: Dorothy PAGET



John WILLOUGHBY

Married: Frances ROGERS



Jane WILLOUGHBY

Born: ABT 1539

Married: Thomas GREY of Steckfield


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