MARKHAM FAMILY

Alexander MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1186, West Markham, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Fulke of East Markham

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. John MARKHAM

2. William MARKHAM


William MARKHAM

Died 

Notes: William, Lord of East Markham, inherited the estates of his father, Sir Alexander. He greatly increased his paternal inheritance by his marriage with Cecilia de Lexington, one of the six children of Richard de Lexington and his wife, Matilda de Cauz. After her three brothers died without issue, Cecilia and her elder sister Alice inherited the lands and possessions of their father. During the reign of Henry III, William held a knights fee in the Honour of Tickhill (the collective lands of Roger de Busli)

Father: Alexander MARKHAM

Mother: ¿?

Married: Cecilia De LEXINGTON (dau. of Richard De Lexington and Matilda De Cauz)

Children:

1. Richard MARKHAM

2. William MARKHAM (Bishop of Wells)

3.


William MARKHAM (Bishop of Wells)

Born: ABT 1260

Died: 1302

Notes: In 1290 he was raised to the office of Lord Treasurer by King Edward I. He held this post until 1295. During this period he was also nominated and elected to the see of Wells, and was highly esteemed for his piety. After his death in 1302 he was selected by Pope Boniface VIII as worthy for enrolment into the Calendar of Saints, but he was never beatified. His tomb is in the Cathedral Church of Wells.

Father: William MARKHAM

Mother: Cecilia De LEXINGTON


Robert MARKHAM

Died: ABT  West Markham, Nottinghamshire, England

Notes: As he died with no male issue the lands and possessions from the Lexington family passed to his daughters, but the land and possession he had inherited from his father descended to his brother Richard.

Father: William MARKHAM

Mother: Cecilia De LEXINGTON

Married: Sarah SNITTERTON (dau. and h. of Jordan de Snitterton)

Children:

1. Cecily MARKHAM

2. Agnes MARKHAM

3. Berta MARKHAM


Cecily MARKHAM

Father:

Mother: Sarah De SNITTERTON

Married: John BERKERING (Sir)


Berta MARKHAM

Father:

Mother: Sarah De SNITTERTON

Married: William De LONGVILLIERS


Agnes MARKHAM

Father:

Mother: Sarah De SNITTERTON

Married: William De SANCTA CRUCE


Richard MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1264, West Markham, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: AFT  West Markham, Nottinghamshire, England

Notes: living in the time of Henry III, shared with William Sutton, son of Roland de Sutton and Alice Lexington, in right of his mother all the vast possessions of the Lexington family; they being found the next heirs of Henry de Lexinton Bishop of Lincoln, who outlive his brothers. Richard thus, besides other lands, held of the King in capite half a knight's fee and the culture and wood in Knesale, also in Stratham three cultures of John de Eyville. Richard left three sons, Robert, who succeeded him, Richard, and William.

Father: William MARKHAM

Mother: Cecilia De LEXINGTON

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. John MARKHAM


John MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1290, West Markham, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: ABT  Markham, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Richard MARKHAM

Mother: ¿?

Married: Joan BOTHUMSELL (dau. of Nicholas Bothumsell)

Children:

1. William MARKHAM

2. Robert MARKHAM

3. Nigel MARKHAM

4. Elizabeth MARKHAM

5. Cecilia MARKHAM


Robert MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1322, West Markham, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 1368

Father: John MARKHAM

Mother: Joan BOTHUMSELL

Married: Isabelle CAUNTON (dau. of John Caunton) 1360

Children:

1. John MARKHAM

2. Robert MARKHAM

3. Richard MARKHAM


John MARKHAM

Born: 1368, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England

Died: 30 Dec 1409

Notes: Like his father and grandfather, he became the King's serjeant at arms in 1390 during the reign of Richard II. He was judge of the Common Pleas, from 1396 to 1408. In 1399 he was a member of the commission which engineered the deposing of Richard II (he wrote the legal document) and received Richard's renunciation of the crown in favor of Henry of Bolingbroke (Henry IV). His first wife was Elizabeth Cressy, daughter of Sir John, and sister and coheir of Sir Hugh Cressy. Elizabeth died in 1408. She inherited Cressi Hall, Risegate, Braytoft, and Exton in Lincolnshire, and they passed to the Markhams on her death.  

They had a son Robert, who married (before his father's death), Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Nicholas Burdon (MP) (d. 1403 in the Battle of Shrewsbury) and Millicent Bekeryng. Elizabeth, as sole heir, inherited Burdon's extensive holdings, except for the 1/3 held in dower by Bourdon's widow. Apparently in an attempt to gain possession of the entire inheritance, John Markham married Millicent Bekeryng. They had issue, and after his death, Millicent married William Meringe.

Father: Robert MARKHAM

Mother: Isabelle CAUNTON

Married 1: Elizabeth CRESSY (dau. of John Cressy and Agnes ?)

Children:

1. Elizabeth MARKHAM

2. Henry MARKHAM (b. ABT 1400)

3. Robert MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

4. Catherine MARKHAM

Married 2: Millicent De BECKERYNG

Children:

5. John MARKHAM of Sedgebrook (Sir)

6. Margaret MARKHAM


Elizabeth MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1395, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England

Died: 1438

Father: John MARKHAM

Mother: Elizabeth CRESSY

Married:

Children:

1. John STANHOPE (Esq.)


Margaret MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1408, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England

Father: John MARKHAM

Mother: Millicent De BECKERYNG

Married: Walter PEDWARDEN

Children:

1. Catherine PEDWARDEN (m. Nicholas Deane of Sireston)


John MARKHAM of Sedgebrook (Sir)

Born: ABT , East Markham, Nottinghamshire, England

Died:  Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England

Notes: Chief Justice of the King's Bench.

Father: John MARKHAM

Mother: Millicent De BECKERYNG

Married: Margaret LEKE

Children:

1. John MARKHAM (d. 1458)

2. Simon MARKHAM

3. Thomas MARKHAM of Sedgebrook

4. William MARKHAM


William MARKHAM

Father: John MARKHAM of Sedgebrook (Sir)

Mother: Margaret LEKE

Married: Frances COCKAYNE


Thomas MARKHAM of Sedgebrook

Died: 1491

Notes: inherited the property at the death of his father. He died in the year 1491, and was buried with his father in the church of Sedgebrook. He had several children, of whom John, the eldest, died before his father, leaving issue; and Jerome.

Father: John MARKHAM of Sedgebrook (Sir)

Mother: Margaret LEKE

Married: Catherine HARTSHORNE (dau. and coheir of Sir William Hartshorne)

Children:

1. John MARKHAM

2. Eleanor MARKHAM

3. Jerome MARKHAM


Eleanor MARKHAM

Father: Thomas MARKHAM of Sedgebrook

Mother: Catherine HARTSHORNE

Married: Simon HALL


John MARKHAM

Born: 

Died: BEF 

Father: Thomas MARKHAM of Sedgebrook

Mother: Catherine HARTSHORNE

MarriedAlice TURBERVILLE  (dau. of Sir John Tuberville) (m.2 Simon Fitzrichard)

Children:

1. Charles MARKHAM

2. George MARKHAM

3. John MARKHAM

4. Mary MARKHAM

5. Millicent MARKHAM

6. 

7. Roger MARKHAM

8. William MARKHAM


 
Richard Markham (Esq.)

Born

Died: 1574

Father: John MARKHAM

Mother: Alice TURBERVILLE

Married: Anne HEVENINGHAM (dau. of George Heveningham of Kettering)

Children:

1. John MARKHAM

2. Anne MARKHAM

3. Catherine MARKHAM

4. Dorothy MARKHAM

5. George MARKHAM

6. John MARKHAM (High Sheriff of Lincolnshire)

7. Margaret MARKHAM

8. William MARKHAM

9. Elizabeth MARKHAM

10. Thomas MARKHAM

11. Eleanor MARKHAM

12. Richard MARKHAM of Newbo Abbey


Elizabeth MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1540, Sedgebrooke, Lincolnshire, England

Died: BEF Jul 1582

Father:

Mother: Anne HEVENINGHAM

Married: Charles HUSSEY 20 Dec 1563, St. Lawrence, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England


Anne MARKHAM

Father:

Mother: Anne HEVENINGHAM

Married: John RIGGS of Fulbeck (Esq.)


Eleanor MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1540, Sedgebrooke, Lincolnshire, England

Died: 1598, St. Sepulchre Church, London

Father:

Mother: Anne HEVENINGHAM

Married: Anthony St. LEGER (Sir)

Children:

1. Joan St. LEGER


John MARKHAM (High Sheriff of Lincolnshire)

Born: ABT 1505, Sedgebrooke, Lincolnshire, England

Father:

Mother: Anne HEVENINGHAM

Married: Mary LEE

Children:

1. Abraham MARKHAM

2. Alice MARKHAM

3. John MARKHAM of Sedgebrook (Sir)

4. Catherine MARKHAM

5. 

6. Elizabeth MARKHAM


Alice MARKHAM

Father: John MARKHAM (High Sheriff of Lincolnshire)

Mother: Mary LEE

Married: Nicholas HOUNSEY


Catherine MARKHAM

Born: ABT 

Father: John MARKHAM (High Sheriff of Lincolnshire)

Mother: Mary LEE

Married: Gabriel ODINGSELLS


Anne MARKHAM

Born: ABT 

Father: John MARKHAM (High Sheriff of Lincolnshire)

Mother: Mary LEE

Married: Thomas RIGGS 16 Jun 1585, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England


John MARKHAM of Sedgebrook (Sir)

Born: ABT 40

, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England

Father: John MARKHAM (High Sheriff of Lincolnshire)

Mother: Mary LEE

Married 1: Jane WELBY (dau. of Henry Welby) BEF 1581

Married 2: Mary THOROLD (dau. of Anthony Thorold of Marston and Margaret Sutton) BEF 1589

Children:

1. Anthony MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

2. Isabel MARKHAM

3. John MARKHAM (b. 1579 - d. 1607)

4. Anne MARKHAM

5. 

6. George MARKHAM of Bulcote

7. William MARKHAM (b. 26 Jul 1584 – d. 1608)

8. Robert MARKHAM (b. 6 Jun 1585)

9. Richard MARKHAM

10. Mary MARKHAM (b. 10 Mar 1587)

11. Millicent MARKHAM

12. Thomas MARKHAM

Married 3: Jane ROBERTS (b. BEF 1547 – d. 4 Apr 1630) (dau. of John Roberts and Cassandra Ap Rheese Ferch William) (w. of John Walpole – m.3 Sir William Skipwith) AFT 1590

Isabel MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1575

Father: John MARKHAM of Sedgebrook (Sir)

Mother: Mary THOROLD

Married: John MOLYNEUX of Teversall (1° Bt.)

Children:

1. Elizabeth MOLYNEUX

2. Francis MOLYNEUX of Teversall (2° Bt.)

3. 

4. John Henry MOLYNEUX

5. Thomas MOLYNEUX

6. Anne MOLYNEUX


Anne MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1580

Died: Jun 1608

Father: John MARKHAM of Sedgebrook (Sir)

Mother: Mary THOROLD

Married: Anthony EYRE (Esq.) (m.2 Mary Neville)

Children:

1. Mary EYRE

2. Gervase EYRE

3. Martha EYRE

4. John EYRE

5. Francis EYRE

6. Roger EYRE

7. Robert EYRE

8. Anthony EYRE

9. Isabel EYRE


Millicent MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1589

Father: John MARKHAM of Sedgebrook (Sir)

Mother: Mary THOROLD

Married: Hamon WHITSCOT (Sir Knight)


Charles MARKHAM

Born: , St. Lawrence, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England

Died: 

Father: John MARKHAM of Sedgebrook (Sir)

Mother: Mary THOROLD

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Helen MARKHAM (b. 1605 - d. 1636)


George MARKHAM of Bulcote

Born: 3, St. Lawrence, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England

Died: 

Father: John MARKHAM of Sedgebrook (Sir)

Mother: Mary THOROLD

Married: Susan LANE

Children:

1. Mary MARKHAM


Anthony MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT  Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England

Died:  Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England

Father: John MARKHAM of Sedgebrook (Sir)

Mother: Mary THOROLD

Married:

Children:

1. Robert MARKHAM (1° Bt. Markham of Sedgebrooke)

2. John MARKHAM

3. Frances MARKHAM (b. 28 Oct 1599)

4. Henry MARKHAM (b. 17 Jan 1602)


Robert MARKHAM (1° Bt. Markham of Sedgebrooke)

Born: 1597, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England

Died: 2 Feb 1667, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England

Father: Anthony MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

Mother:

Married 1: Elizabeth BRANDON 29 Sep 1636, St. Lawrence, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England

Married 2: Barbara EYRE ABT 1641

Married 3: Rebecca HUSSEY 21 Apr 1642, Honington, Lincolnshire, England

Children:

1. Rebecca MARKHAM

2. John MARKHAM

3. Robert MARKHAM

4. Anthony MARKHAM

5. Elizabeth MARKHAM

6. Frances MARKHAM

7. Zaccheus MARKHAM

8. Thomas MARKHAM

9. Anne MARKHAM

10. Catherine MARKHAM

11. Diana MARKHAM


John MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1598, Ridlington, Rutland, England

Died: 9 Dec 1625, St. Lawrence, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England

Father: Anthony MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

Mother:

Married: Dau. TIRRINGHAM

Children:

1. Thomas MARKHAM

2. John MARKHAM


Richard MARKHAM of Newbo Abbey

Born: ABT 1550, Sedgebrooke, Lincolnshire, England

Notes: his wife Mary, was dau. of Nicasius Yetsweirt (or Yetsworth) of Sunberrry, co. Middlesex. Her father was a French translator for Elizabeth I & a clerk of the signer. Her sister Susan married Daniel, son of John Rogers and Adriana Pratt. She also had a brother Charles, esq. (d. 1595).

Father:

Mother: Anne HEVENINGHAM

Married: Mary YETSWEIRT (dau. of Nicasius Yetsweirt and Mary Bourchier) 24 May 1576, Sunbury on Thames, London, England

Children:

1. Elizabeth MARKHAM

2. John MARKHAM

3. Mary MARKHAM

4. Thomas MARKHAM

5. Abraham MARKHAM of Allington and Newbold Abbey

6. 

7. 


Theodosia MARKHAM

Born: 1 Aug 1591, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, Englandmap

Died: AFT 1618

Father: Richard MARKHAM of Newbo Abbey

Mother: Mary YETSWEIRT

Married: John RUSSELL 10 Dec 1618, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England


Anne MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1600, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England

Father: Richard MARKHAM of Newbo Abbey

Mother: Mary YETSWEIRT

Married: Robert CLERKE 22 Oct 1623, Holy Trinity Church, West Allington, Lincolnshire, England


Abraham MARKHAM of Allington and Newbold Abbey

Born: ABT 1590, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England

Father: Richard MARKHAM of Newbo Abbey

Mother: Mary YETSWEIRT

Married: Jane EYRE

Children:

1. Robert MARKHAM

2. Anthony MARKHAM

3. Jane MARKHAM

4. Elizabeth MARKHAM

5. Henry MARKHAM

6. William MARKHAM

7. Francis MARKHAM

8. Helena MARKHAM


Jerome MARKHAM

Notes: married a daughter of William de Longvilliers, a direct descendant of Bertha Markham, the wife of William de Longvilliers in the time of Edward I. By her he had two sons, Ellis and Geoffrey; and one daughter, Catherine.

Father: Thomas MARKHAM of Sedgebrook

Mother: Catherine HARTSHORNE

Married: Dau. LONGVILLIERS

Children:

1. Catherine MARKHAM

2. 

3. Ellis MARKHAM of Laneham (MP)

4. Dorothy MARKHAM


Dorothy MARKHAM

Notes: John Bowes also held manors and lands in Northamptonshire and Suffolk. Will dated 27 Jan 1553/54.

Father: Jerome MARKHAM

Mother: Dau. LONGVILLIERS

Married: John BOWES (Esq.) (d. ABT 1554)

Children:

1. John BOWES of Okeley (Sir) (b. ABT 1530 - d. BET 20/30 Jan 1607/08)

2. Ralph BOWES of Eggleston (Sir) (b. bef 1554)

3. Robert BOWES

4. Jerome BOWES (Sir) (See his Biography)

5. Edward BOWES of Lowleham (Sir)

6. Thomas BOWES

7. Anne BOWES

8. Elizabeth BOWES (m. Sir George Harte of Lullingstone Castle)


Catherine MARKHAM

Notes: a great favourite and much noticed by Henry VIII.

Father: Jerome MARKHAM

Mother: Dau. LONGVILLIERS

Married: Randolph JACKSON


Ellis MARKHAM of Laneham (MP)

Born: BEF 

Died: , Hemsworth, Yorkshire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Jerome MARKHAM

Mother: Dau. LONGVILLIERS

Married: Rosamund FRESCHVILLE (dau. of Sir Peter Freschville of Staveley and Elizabeth Tempest) (w. of Robert Smith of Nunstainton)

Children:

1. 

2. Jerome MARKHAM (b. 1560 - d. )


Gervase MARKHAM (Capt.)

Born: 

Died:  Laneham Church, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Ellis MARKHAM of Laneham (MP)

Mother: Rosamund FRESCHVILLE

Married: Jane ?

Children:

1. John MARKHAM

2. Robert MARKHAM


Geoffrey MARKHAM

Died: Astwood, Feckenham, Northamptonshire, England

Notes: High Sheriff of Worcsestershire.

Father: Jerome MARKHAM

Mother: Dau. LONGVILLIERS

Married 1: Jane LUMLEY 

Married 2: Catherine TURPIN

Children:

1. Anthony MARKHAM (d. 1 Dic 1567)

2. Fulke MARKHAM

3. John MARKHAM

4.

5. Anne MARKHAM

6. Dorothy MARKHAM

7. Elizabeth MARKHAM

8. Mary MARKHAM

9. Ellen MARKHAM


Anne MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1565

Father:

Mother: Catherine TURPIN

Married: Edward SNAGG


Dorothy MARKHAM

Father:

Mother: Catherine TURPIN

Married: John HANBURY of Benall


Elizabeth MARKHAM

Father:

Mother: Catherine TURPIN

Married: Michael CHADWELL


Mary MARKHAM

Father:

Mother: Catherine TURPIN

Married: John JENNINGS


Ellen MARKHAM

Father:

Mother: Catherine TURPIN

Married: Edward BELCHER


Fulke MARKHAM

Died: AFT 1597

Father:

Mother: Catherine TURPIN

Married: Alice FOXE

Children:

1. Catherine MARKHAM (b. 10 Sep 1593)

2. Frances MARKHAM (b. 16 Apr 1597)


Abraham MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1550

Died: AFT 1589

Father:

Mother: Catherine TURPIN

Married: Anne LANE

Children:

1. Mary MARKHAM (m. Humphrey Clarcke)


John MARKHAM

Died: 1568

Father:

Mother: Catherine TURPIN

Married: Elizabeth CONWAY

Children:

1. Helen MARKHAM

2. John MARKHAM

3. Jerome MARKHAM


Helen MARKHAM

Born: 1565, Astwood, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England

Father: John MARKHAM

Mother: Elizabeth CONWAY

Married: Edward BELCHER


John MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1567

Notes: John Markham of Kedholme, alias 'Crouchback', goes to Yorkshire with his brother Jerome. They are often found together. Jerome Markham seems to have supported his brother to some degree.

Father: John MARKHAM

Mother: Elizabeth CONWAY


Jerome MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1568

Died: AFT 1598

Notes: Second son. Brother John Markham of the Manor of Astwood. In the reign of Elizabeth was 'one of the gentlemen Pencioners attendant on her Majesties person'.

Father: John MARKHAM

Mother: Elizabeth CONWAY

Married: Isabella BELLINGHAM


Robert MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1406, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England

Father: John MARKHAM

Mother: Elizabeth CRESSY

Married: Elizabeth BOURDON (dau. of Nicholas Bourdon and Millicent de Beckering)

Children:

1. Robert MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

2.

3. Margaret MARKHAM

4. Catherine MARKHAM


Elizabeth MARKHAM

Born: ABT Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England

Died: ABT 

Father:
Robert MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth BOURDON

Married: Thomas MOLYNEUX (Esq.)

Children:

1. Elizabeth MOLYNEUX 

2. Robert MOLYNEUX of Haughton


Robert MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

Born: 1435, Cotham, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 1 Sep 1495

Father: Robert MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth BOURDON

Married: Jane (Frances) DAUBENEY Somersetshire, England

Children:

1. Margaret MARKHAM

2. John MARKHAM of Cotham (Sir Knight)

3. Robert MARKHAM

4. Elizabeth MARKHAM

5. Catherine MARKHAM


Margaret MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1454

Father: Robert MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jane (Frances) DAUBENEY

Married: Henry WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton (Sir Knight) ABT 1465

Children:

1. John WILLOUGHBY

2. Margaret WILLOUGHBY

3. Edward WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton

4. Robert WILLOUGHBY

5. Joan WILLOUGHBY

6. Jane WILLOUGHBY

7. Dorothy WILLOUGHBY


Catherine MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1460, East Markham, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Robert MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jane (Frances) DAUBENEY

Married: Henry BOZOM

Children:

1. Richard BOZUN (m. Thomasine Deane)


Robert MARKHAM

Born: 1475, Octon, Nottinghamshire, England

Notes: his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Meryng, was a descendent of Agnes Markham and William Sancta Cruce.

Father: Robert MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jane (Frances) DAUBENEY

Married: Elizabeth MERINGE (dau. of William Meryng)

Chidren:

1. Robert MARKHAM


Robert MARKHAM

Father: Robert MARKHAM

Mother: Elizabeth MERINGE

Married: Elva SAPERTON (dau. of Sir John Saperton)

Children:

1. William MARKHAM

2. Anne MARKHAM

3. Catherine MARKHAM

4. Helen MARKHAM

5. Robert MARKHAM


Anne MARKHAM

Father: Robert MARKHAM

Mother: Elva SAPERTON

Married: Thomas CHALONER


Catherine MARKHAM

Father: Robert MARKHAM

Mother: Elva SAPERTON

Married: Thomas BOROM


Helen MARKHAM

Father: Robert MARKHAM

Mother: Elva SAPERTON

Married: Thomas KNOLLIS


William MARKHAM

Father: Robert MARKHAM

Mother: Elva SAPERTON

Married: Isabel GUNTHORP

Children:

1. John MARKHAM

2. William MARKHAM


John MARKHAM

Father: William MARKHAM

Mother: Isabel GUNTHORP

Married: Margaret TUBERSALL


John MARKHAM of Cotham (Sir Knight)

Born: 1462, Sedgebrooke, Lincolnshire, England

Died: 1536, Cotham Hall, Nottinghamshire, England

Notes: in 1488 he fought at battle of Stoke on the side of Henry VII. Twice sheriff for co. Notts. & Derby.

Father: Robert MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jane (Frances) DAUBENEY

Married: Alice SKIPWITH (b. 1576) (dau. of William Skipwith and Agnes Constable)

Children:

1. John MARKHAM of Cotham (Sir Knight)

2. Alice MARKHAM

3. Dorothy MARKHAM


Alice MARKHAM

Born: 1502, Allerton, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: , Haworth, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: John MARKHAM of Cotham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice SKIPWITH

Married: Robert MORTON ABT 1525, Cotham, Yorkshire, England

Children:

1. Alice MORTON

2. Anthony MORTON

3. John MORTON

4. John MORTON

5. Anne MORTON


John MARKHAM of Cotham (Sir Knight)

Born: BEF 1486, Allerton, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: BEF 1559

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: John MARKHAM of Cotham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice SKIPWITH

Married 1: Anne NEVILLE

Children:

1. John MARKHAM

2. Henry MARKHAM (Precentor of Lincoln Cathedral) (d. ABT 1550)

Married 2: Margery LONGFORD (dau. of Sir Ralph Longford and Isabel Ferrers) 1518

Children:

3. Robert MARKHAM

4. Henry MARKHAM

5. Alice MARKHAM

6. Ellis MARKHAM

7. Elizabeth MARKHAM 

8. Philippa MARKHAM

Married 3: Anne STRELLEY (dau. and coh. of Sir John Strelley of Strelley and Sancha Willoughby) ABT 1526, Allerton, Nottinghamshire, England

Children:

9. Thomas MARKHAM of Ollerton (Esq.)

10. William MARKHAM of Okley (MP)

11.

12.


Robert MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1500

Father: John MARKHAM of Cotham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Margery LONGFORD

Married: Alice HERCY (dau. of Humphrey Hercy and Elizabeth Digby) (w. of Henry Hatfield) AFT 1535

Children:

1. George MARKHAM


George MARKHAM

Born: AFT 1535

Father: Robert MARKHAM

Mother: Alice HERCY

Married: Edith RERESBY (dau. of Lionel Reresby of Thribergh and Anne Swift) (m.2 Henry Hunloke)

Children:

1. Anne MARKHAM

2. Elizabeth MARKHAM

3. Rosamund MARKHAM


Frances MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1524, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, England}

Died: BEF 1560

Father: John MARKHAM of Cotham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne STRELLEY

Married: Henry BABINGTON (son of Thomas Babington of Dethick and Catherine Sacheverell)

Children:

1. Anne BABINGTON

2. Catherine BABINGTON

3. Mary BABINGTON

4. Susan BABINGTON


Isabella MARKHAM

Born: 28 Mar 1527, Allerton, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 20 May 1579, London, Middlesex, England

Buried: 26 May 1579, London, Middlesex, England

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: John MARKHAM of Cotham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne STRELLEY

Married: John HARRINGTON of Kelston ABT 1559, Exton, Rutland, England

Children:

1. Elizabeth HARRINGTON (b. 1559)

2. John HARRINGTON (Sir Knight)

3. Robert HARRINGTON (d. 6 Dec 1601)

4. Francis HARRINGTON

5. James HARRINGTON (b. 1565 - d. 1592)


William MARKHAM of Okley (MP)

Born: BEF 1533

Died: 1570/1, Little Oakley, Northamptonshire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: John MARKHAM of Cotham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne STRELLEY

Married 1: ¿?

Children:

1. Isabel MARKHAM

Married 2: Elizabeth MONTAGUE

Children:

2. Anne MARKHAM


Isabel MARKHAM

Born: 1542, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, England

Died: 20 May 1579, London, Middlessex, England

Father: William MARKHAM of Okley (MP)

Mother: ¿?

Married: Roger SKELTON (son of John Skelton and Isabella Barton) (b. 1534 - d. 1618) 23 Jun 1560, Irby Upon Humber, Lincoln, England

Children:

1. William SKELTON (d. 1602)


Anne MARKHAM

Father: William MARKHAM of Okley (MP)

Mother: Elizabeth MONTAGUE

Married: Nicholas TIMPERLEY of Hintlesham (b. 1564 - d. 1624) (son of Thomas Timperley and Audrey Hare)

Children:

1. Thomas TIMPERLEY (Sir)


Thomas MARKHAM of Ollerton (Esq.)

Born: 1528, Allerton, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 8 Mar 1607, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: John MARKHAM of Cotham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne STRELLEY

Married: Mary GRIFFIN (dau. of Sir Rice Griffin of Braybrooke and Elizabeth Brudenell)

Children:

1. Elizabeth MARKHAM

2. Griffin MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

3. Thomasine MARKHAM

4. Charles MARKHAM

5. Thomas MARKHAM

6. Margery MARKHAM

7. Robert MARKHAM (b. ABT 1570 - d. AFT , Rome, Italy)

8. Anne MARKHAM

9. Jane MARKHAM

10. George MARKHAM

11. William MARKHAM

12. John MARKHAM


Elizabeth MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1560

Died: 1643

Father: Thomas MARKHAM of Ollerton (Esq.)

Mother: Mary GRIFFIN

Married: Edward SHELDON (Esq.) (son of Ralph Sheldon of Beoley and Anne Throckmorton)

Children:

1. Joan SHELDON

2. Ralph SHELDON


Thomasine MARKHAM

Born: Mettingham, Suffolk, England

Died: 5 Jul 1616, Stratton, St Michael, Norfolk, England

Buried: Stratton, St Michael, Norfolk, England

Father: Thomas MARKHAM of Ollerton (Esq.)

Mother: Mary GRIFFIN

Married 1: Son GOCHE

Married 2: George BENEDICT (son of George Benedict and Jane Hales)

Children:

1. Jane BENEDICT (m. Robert Curzon)

2. William BENEDICT of Nottingham (b. 1579 . d. 1629) (m. Elizabeth Stephenson)

3. Judith BENEDICT (m. William Yallop)

4. Joan BENEDICT

5. John BENEDICT


Margery MARKHAM

Died: 1620, Longforth, Derbyshire, England

Father: Thomas MARKHAM of Ollerton (Esq.)

Mother: Mary GRIFFIN

Married: Nicholas LONGFORD (b. 1533 – d. 1610) (son of Ralph Longford and Dorothy FitzHerbert) BEF Jul 1595


Anne MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1578

Died: 19 Nov 1648

Notes: Canoness Anne Markham, married to Sir Francis Smith of Wotton. Their daughter was professed at St. Monica's in 1625, and seven of her descendants took the Canonesses' white robe, while others were religious of other orders. Of the noble house of Smith-Carrington, who resumed their ancient name of Carrington when Anne Markham's son was created Lord Carrington. (The Chronicle of the English Augustinian Canones).

Father: Thomas MARKHAM of Ollerton (Esq.)

Mother: Mary GRIFFIN

Married: Francis SMYTH (Sir)

Children:

1. Charles SMYTH (1° V. Carrington of Burford)

2. Mary SMYTH

3. Anne SMYTH


Jane MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1582

Father: Thomas MARKHAM of Ollerton (Esq.)

Mother: Mary GRIFFIN

Married: John SKINNER

Children:

1. Elizabeth SKINNER (Nun at Louvain) (b. ABT 1600 – d. 1675)


William MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1586

Died: 31 May 1617, Tower of London, London, Midlessex, England

Notes: In 1611 he attempted to rescue the Lady Arabella Stuart from the Tower, Compton and Rodney being his associates. But their plans failed, and William Markham was committed to the Tower with Arabella, on her recapture.

Father: Thomas MARKHAM of Ollerton (Esq.)

Mother: Mary GRIFFIN

Griffin MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

Died: AFT 1644

Notes: Matric. 1584. Adm. at Gray's Inn, 27-04-1586. English soldier, knighted in 1594 after serving under the Earl of Essex. Served abroad under Sir Francis Vere at the siege of Rouen. During the Nine Years War he commanded the cavalry under Sir Conyers Clifford, and his opportune arrival and counter-charge after the defeat of the infantry at the Battle of Curlew Pass (1599) saved the army from complete disaster. His right arm was broken during the affray. Markham was banished from court for unknown reasons around 1593. He later took part in the Bye Plot and subsequently the Main Plot. Was convicted of high treason for his part in the conspiracy to have Arabella Stuart ascend to the throne. He was arrested at the same time as Sir Walter Raleigh and Watson, a priest. The warrant for his arrest described him as "a man with a large broad face, of a bleak complexion, a big nose, and one of his hands maimed by a shot of a bullet". His wife, Lady Anne, corresponded with Robert Cecil, offering to deliver the Jesuit Father Gerard, to him, if her husband was restored and pardoned. However, he was pardoned from execution on the scaffold at Winchester 9 Dec 1603, and exiled (1605). His properties were given to his cousin, Sir John Harington.He spent the rest of his life in exile in Europe, acting as a spy for Robert Cecil. He joined the English regiment in the Low Countries; there he fell out with Sir Edmund Baynham, a conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot, and fought a bloody duel with him.

He was then a Roman Catholic, in Vienna, in 1645. He writes as a strong royalist: "Oh that I could come to serve that good king... but my hurts and old age do hinder me from that honour".  

He had married Anne, dau. of Peter Roos of Laxton, Esq. Cecil had been informed that Lady Markham was 'the most pragmatical headed lady in these parts of England'. On 8 Sep of 1603 she petitioned the King that her husband might be allowed to come home upon legal business. Finally this lady got into serious trouble. In Nov 1618 she did penance in a white sheet at St. Paul's Cross, for marrying one of her servants, named James Sanford, her husband being still alive. She was to do the same elsewhere, and was fined £1000.

Settlement made subsequent to the marriage of Sir Griffin Markham and Anne Roos. First Party: Thomas Markham, esquire, of Kirby Bellars, Leicestershire, Sir Griffin Markham, knight, son and heir apparent of Thomas Markham, and Lady Anne Markham, wife of Sir Griffin and daughter of Peter Roos, esquire, of Laxton, Nottinghamshire. Second Party: Peter Roos, esquire, of Laxton, Nottinghamshire.

Father: Thomas MARKHAM of Ollerton (Esq.)

Mother: Mary GRIFFIN

Married: Anne ROS 29 May 1592


John MARKHAM

Born:

Notes: a letter from the Earl of Arundel to Sir Thomas Roe, introducing this John Markham, who was collecting curiosities abroad.

Father: Thomas MARKHAM of Ollerton (Esq.)

Mother: Mary GRIFFIN

Married: Mary MARLHAM


Charles MARKHAM

Born:

Notes: twin of Thomas, who died young.

Father: Thomas MARKHAM of Ollerton (Esq.)

Mother: Mary GRIFFIN

Married: Bridget HORDE

Children:

1. Anne MARKHAM


Anne MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1598, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Charles MARKHAM

Mother: Bridget HORDE

Married 1Francis NEVILLE of Chevet ABT 1630, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, England

Married 2Thomas WATERTON

Married 3John MIDDLETON


George MARKHAM

Born:

Father: Thomas MARKHAM of Ollerton (Esq.)

Mother: Mary GRIFFIN

Married: Judith  WITHERNWICKE (dau. of John Withernwicke, Esq.)

Children:

1. Margaret MARKHAM

2. Elizabeth MARKHAM (Nun at Louvain) (b. ABT 1614 – d. 12 Jan 1664, Ghent)

3. Mary MARKHAM

4. Frances MARKHAM

5. Catherine MARKHAM

6. Thomas MARKHAM (Esq.) (m. Ursula Clopton)

7. Gilbert MARKHAM

8. Griffin MARKHAM

9. Robert MARKHAM

10. George MARKHAM (m. Elizabeth Tunstall)


John MARKHAM

Born: 1500, Cotham, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: BEF 1559, Sireston, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: John MARKHAM of Cotham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne NEVILLE

Married: Catherine BABINGTON (b. 1512) (son of Sir Anthony Babington and Catherine Ferrers)

Children:

1. Robert MARKHAM (Sheriff of Nottingham)

2. Anne MARKHAM

3. Sancha MARKHAM


Sancha MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1540

Father: John MARKHAM

Mother: Catherine BABINGTON

Married: William De HARDWICK


Robert MARKHAM (Sheriff of Nottingham)

Born: ABT 1535

Died: 1606

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: John MARKHAM

Mother: Catherine BABINGTON

Married 1: Mary LEKE

Children:

1. Gertrude MARKHAM

2. Robert MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

3. George MARKHAM (b. 1555 - d. AFT 1575)

4.

5.

6.

7. Gervase MARKHAM

8. John MARKHAM

9. Godfrey MARKHAM

10. Mary MARKHAM

11. Anne MARKHAM (b. 1580 - d. 1607)

12. Isabel MARKHAM

13. Elizabeth MARKHAM

Married 2: Mary BURNELL 9 Oct 1597

Children:

14. Roger MARKHAM


Gertrude MARKHAM

Born: ABT 

Died: AFT St. Mary Church, Standon, Hertfordshire, England

Father: Robert MARKHAM (Sheriff of Nottingham)

Mother: Mary LEKE

Married: Thomas SADLER (MP) (b. 1561 - d. 5 Jan 1606)(son of Ralph Sadler and Margaret Mitchell) (w. of Ursula SHARINGTON) ABT 1580

Children:

1. Gertrude SADLER (m. Walter Aston, 1° Bt.)

2. Ralph SADLER (b. ABT 1590 - d. 1660) (m. Anne Coke)


Catherine MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1560

Died: AFT 1603

Father: Robert MARKHAM (Sheriff of Nottingham)

Mother: Mary LEKE

Married: John MARSHALL


Frances MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1562, Maplebeck, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Robert MARKHAM (Sheriff of Nottingham)

Mother: Mary LEKE

Married 1: William STAUNTON

Married 2: Ralph MARSHALL


Francis MARKHAM

Born: ABT 25 Jul 1565, Cotham, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 5 Jan 1627, Boston, Lincolnshire, England

Notes: Adm. at Trinity, 1582. Went as a volunteer to the Low Countries; subsequently served under Sir William Pelham. Adm. at Gray's Inn, 27-02-1588/9. Served under the Prince of Anhalt; fought in several campaigns abroad. Studied law at Heidelberg, 1595. Eventually appointed Muster-Master at Nottingham. Author of Five Decades of Epistles of War.

Father: Robert MARKHAM (Sheriff of Nottingham)

Mother: Mary LEKE

Married: Mary LOVELL 3 Jun 1608

Children:

1. Frances MARKHAM

2. William MARKHAM

3. Mary MARKHAM

4. Jane MARKHAM


Gervase MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1568

Died: 3 Feb 1637

Notes: third son, was born in 1568, named after his godfather, Sir Gervase Clifton of Clifton. He early showed an inclination for literary pursuits, and he began to cultivate a taste for poetry in early youth, though he also did good service as a soldier, and carefully studied the art of war. Above all he was devoted to the sports of the field, to horsemanship, gardening, and farming. We first meet with Gervase as a defender of his father and himself against the insolent attack of 'Black Markham' of Ollerton.

Gervase served in the Low Countries under Sir Francis Vere, and in Ireland under the Earl of Essex. He is, however, better known as a prolific writer, and as a very popular one.

In 1595, Gervase published 'The Poem of Poems, or Sion's Muse, containing the divine song of King Solomon in eight eclogues'. It was reprinted in the following year, and dedicated to Elizabeth Sidney, sole daughter of Sir Phillip Sidney.

The same year Gervase published his elegy on Sir Richard Grenville and the glorious fight of the Revenge. It is entitled 'The most honorable Tragedie of Sir Richard Grenville Knight, dedicated to Lord Mountjoy'. Gervase translated into verse, from the Italian, a work which is also now of extreme rarity. It is entitled 'The Famous Whore or Noble Courtezan, containing the lamentable complaint of Paulina, the famous Roman Courtezan, sometime Mistresse unto the Cardinal Hippolito of Este'. It was published in 1609.

His fame as an author is, however, chiefly due to his prose works. His first prose work was printed at London in 1593, when his age was twenty-five, with the title 'A discourse on Horsemanshippe, wherein the breedinge and ridinge of horses for service in a brief manner is more methodically sette downe than hathe been heretofore'. Another work on the same subject is dedicated to his father.

Gervase was an inveterate sportsman. He introduced several Arabian horses.

Father: Robert MARKHAM (Sheriff of Nottingham)

Mother: Mary LEKE

Married: Mary GELSTHORPE 21 Feb 1601, Newark, Lincolnshire, England

Children:

1. Alice MARKHAM


John MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1574

Died: AFT 1598

Father: Robert MARKHAM (Sheriff of Nottingham)

Mother: Mary LEKE

Married: Olive MERING

Children:

1. Frances MARKHAM


Godfrey MARKHAM

Born: ABT 

Died: 1644, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

Notes: a gallant soldier, but little is known of him. Godfrey served under the Earl of Essex in Ireland when quite young. There is then an interval of forty years during which we hear nothing of him. When the civil war broke out, Godfrey had reached the advanced age of sixty-seven. He, however, joined the standard of Charles I, and fought with distinction in the royalist army. He was in garrison at Newark, and in the early part of the year 1644 he was slain. In a sortie commanded by Sir Marmaduke Langdale, the royalists were met by Colonel Rossiter at Melton, and there was a sharp encounter with loss on both sides. Colonel Tuke, Major Kettington, and Captain Markham, with about a hundred others, fell. Godfrey was never married. He long survived all his brothers, and at last met a glorious death.

Father: Robert MARKHAM (Sheriff of Nottingham)

Mother: Mary LEKE


Robert MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1563

Died: BEF 1616

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Robert MARKHAM (Sheriff of Nottingham)

Mother: Mary LEKE

Married 1: Anne WARBURTON (Daughter of John Warburton and Mary Brereton) AFT 23 Jan 1580

Children:

1. 

2. John MARKHAM

3. 

4. Robert MARKHAM (b. 1596 – d. 1627, Isle of Rhé)

5. Mary MARKHAM

6. Daniel MARKHAM

7. Alexander MARKHAM

Married 2: Winifred THOROLD (w. of Thomas Welcome) 1 Jun 1602, St Mary le Wigford, Lincolnshire, England

Children:

8. Phillip MARKHAM (b. 1603 - d. 1669)


Elizabeth MARKHAM

Born: 1586

Father: Robert MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne WARBURTON

Married: Cecil CAVE (Esq.) (son of Roger Cave and Margaret Cecil) 4 Jan 1601

Children:

1. Frances CAVE


Anne MARKHAM

Born: ABT 1594, Cotham, Nottinghamshire, England

Died: 24 Nov 1632, Waltham Abbey, Epping Forest District, Essex, England

Father: Robert MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne WARBURTON

Married: Edward BASSANO (son of Jeronimo Bassano and Dorothy Symonds) 16 Feb 1615, Southwark St Saviour, Surrey, England


Mary MARKHAM

Born  Cotham, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Robert MARKHAM (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne WARBURTON

Married: John MARKHAM



Edward MARKHAM of Colchester

Notes: of Colchester, co. Essex

Married: Winifred DRURY



Christopher MARKHAM (Rev.)

Married: Barbara WENTWORTH 27 May 1611, Waltham, Lincolnshire, England

Children:

1. Theodore MARKHAM (chr. 5 Mar 1612 - bur. 29 Jan 1658)



Elizabeth MARKHAM

Married: James HARRINGTON

Children:

1. Thomas HARRINGTON



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