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Group Title: Visitacion of Staffordschire made by Robert Glover, al's Somerset herald, mareschall to William Flower, al's Norry kinge of armes, anno D'ni 1583 /
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Title: The Visitacion of Staffordschire made by Robert Glover, al's Somerset herald, mareschall to William Flower, al's Norry kinge of armes, anno D'ni 1583 /
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Physical Description: xx, 198 p. : coats of arms, geneal. tables ; 24 cm.
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Creator: Grazebrook, H. Sydney ( Henry Sydney ), 1836-1896
Glover, Robert, 1544-1588
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Publication Date: 1883
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    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Front Matter
        Front Matter 1
        Front Matter 2
    Half Title
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    Frontispiece
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    Title Page
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    Table of Contents
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    Introduction
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Ulzitatiou of &tafforbzd)irr.














Wisitacion of *,tafforvsdbire

MADE BY


Uobcrt 4lobnr, al'si omner~tt Iralti,

MARESCHALL TO

William nfloWtn, al'd Torrio iingc of Zirmti,


ANNO D'NI 1583.






EDITED BY

1H. SYDNEY GRAZEBROOK, ESQ.


LONDON:
MITCHELL AND HUGHES, 140 WARDOUR STREET, W.
1883.


















Contntt.




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r..]:r r., Ih.. ,:,. .: t..,';Irj ...4 their several arms and descents 2
N i N... l .'i l ,i '..i u Si ittord', 1583 . 3
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'rl'-..ir iil" ii.r- '.. '.iii warrant, to make their further
.[.... : I ,...f,,t.t,:. I. li M marshal . . 11
Th'. ii-rI .,f th-. He.- .Il' Po'clamation for the disclaiming of
12
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L..,v .$ul,:i.ly [;., .1t .the 1 thi .t' Elizabeth, A.D. 1576 . 17
N iun: .ii .\i- '. St ti tin 1.1.- r Knights, temp. Edward I. 20
Arin I N.l.hiiiin -i' '..,C .'t il.ord' ex libro antiqno in Officio
A I r iI 21
A uin .'I St..tf:rrlhir,. F-,ri:i.- as represented in the gallery at
T l, .l 26
St,i ..it tOh TI..'.ji ..I .Stall,.l. Ind List of the "Companie and
[' I, .th, : i..'...l.'" t... ,r' tli,.- ',id town . 27
I.',l L h i, l.I. ,'i lii. iii i 1 1st . . 28
.,:-i .:.t N : i..'-r: L i. l.:r Lyin '. :. ,.ith sim ilar List . 28
T hj-.. ,i..iil.tful A.rin.- ...f' Si.tl..rr.Il re . . . 29
[P -..l 1._'r. 1.u i l -.h t ..i r . 33 to 155
N ..t i:..- thlit P .l:irt. ul' [it: W ,tineys . . 156

I: 163
















ntrobturtion.


THE Visitation contained in the following pages was made by
Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, as deputy to his father-in-
law, William Flower, Norroy King of Arms.
Glover, who was made Somerset Herald in 1571, was born
at Ashford in Kent in 1543. Erdeswick styles him "the
only sufficient man in his time for armorye -and descents in
this land," and Sir William Dugdale considered him the best
Herald that did ever belong to the office." So high was his
reputation for professional skill and unwearied attention, that
the contemporary provincial Kings of Arms sent him on several
occasions to visit the counties in their marches ; and, besides
Staffordshire, he either visited or assisted in the Visitations of
the several counties of Chester, Derby, Durham, Lancaster,
Northumberland, and York. But his Somer too soone set,"
for he died at the early age of forty-five in 1588.
The manuscript from which the Visitation here printed is
transcribed is a small folio in the William Salt Library, which
I have ventured to designate "The Stukeley MS."
It has a somewhat curious history. Inside the cover is
written in a large bold hand :
Wm STUKELEY.
This book I redeem'd
from a shop where
it was to be used
as waste paper,
1756,
and given to EARDLDET WILMOT."
This is the handwriting of the learned antiquary Dr. Wil-
liam Stukeley, who was born in 1687, and died in 1765.
On the flyleaf is the autograph of "John Eardley Wilmot,
July 1811 ;" and inside the cover are pasted two armorial
bookplates of the Wilmot family, viz., Sir John Eardley
b2











Viii INTRODUCTION.

Wilmot, Knt., London," and "John Eardley Wilmot, Berkswell
Hall."
From the Wilmots the manuscript passed into the posses-
sion of William Hamper, F.S.A., from whose representatives
it was acquired by Mr. Salt.
By whom or when this MS. was written I am unable to say;
but a pencil note by Mr. Hamper, dated 1817, states that it
" evidently belonged to Win. Booth, of Witton, Esq. (the
friend of Dugdale), from his notes in various parts of it."
This William Booth was an eminent barrister and a noted
antiquary. Dugdale, in his Warwickshire," speaks of him as
" a gentleman so well affected to antiquities that by his
judicious observation of sundry notable things concerning this
part of the counties (which with much freenesse he hath im-
parted toward this present work) he deserves a better acknow-
ledgment from me than by a few words can be expressed."
Hamper (" Life of Dugdale," p. 1 25) states that he had retrieved
a few of Mr. Booth's collections (this very MS. being no doubt
one of the few), but that lie had sought in vain for one of his
volumes, entitled Descents of some gentlemen, and others
our neighbours, in and about Birmingham, set down by me
William Booth, of the Middle Temple, London, according to
the best intelligence I could have from old men, and from
notes and papers which concern others in our study, 1641."
Shaw, the historian of Staffordshire, found this MS. in the
possession of Erasmus Darwin of Derby in 1791, and from it
copied the (not quite accurate) pedigree of Stamford of Perry
Hall given in his second volume, p. 109.*
The original, or office copy, of Glover's Visitation of Staf-
fordshire had in Dugdale's time long been purloined from
the office." But Noblet asserts that the true original, written
by Somerset at the time of the Visitation, and signed by those
gentlemen who gave him information relative to their families,"
is in the library of Queen's College, Oxford.
Noble's work has been described by a competent judge as
careless and inaccurate," and he himself as a perpetual
In the College of Arms is a quarto volume of pedigrees in the handwriting of
Nicholas Charles, Lancaster Herald, with additions by Mr. Booth. At the
beginning is written, William Booth of Witton his book, 1660."
t History of the College of Arms," Appendix, p. xxxi.












INTRODTUTION.


blundeier." But in this case he is generally allowed to be
correct.
The MS. to which he refers has every appearance of being
the original, and if the signatures* are not genuine they are
very clever imitations. With this volume the Stukeley MS.
agrees in almost every particular. But in order to perfect his
MS. Mr. Salt caused it to be carefully collated with the
reputed original; several missing pedigrees were supplied,t
and all variations noted. The gentleman employed in this
work was Mr. Thorpe, who speaks of the Queen's College MS.
as Glover's original Visitation, in an old vellum binding."
Mr. Thorpe's notes upon this and several other manuscript
copies of the Visitation are in the William Salt Library, and
will be more particularly referred to in the sequel.
The first entire Visitation ever published was that of
Durham taken by Flower (assisted by Glover) in 1575. This was
issued in 1820, and is noticed in the Gentleman's Magazine"
for that year (July, p. 45). The reviewer describes it as "a
perfect novelty in the annals of genealogical literature." For,
says he, notwithstanding that several copies of these records
are extant both in our public and private libraries, they have
never yet been made accessible through the medium of the
press." This was followed in the same year by the Durham
Visitation of 1615 (of which only 50 copies were printed), and
by the Visitation of Middlesex in 1663. Since then a goodly
number of these records have been printed, the Harleian
Society alone having issued sixteen volumes, which, with two
exceptions, are, or purport to be, County Visitations. The
Surtees Society has issued Tonge's Visitation of the Northern
Counties in 1530," and Dugdale's valuable "Visitation of
Yorkshire in 1665-6;" and the Chetham Society has placed in
the hands of its subscribers four Visitations of Lancashire. In
addition to these, we have the Visitations of Yorkshire in 1584

I may here note that in the Stukeley MS. the signatures attached to the
several pedigrees do not in all cases agree with the original. For example, in the
former MS. the Endesore pedigree is signed Richard Endesore," and that of
W\yrley "John Wyrley." Mr. Thorpe has noted all these variations, and the
several signatures here printed are as in the original.
t The pedigrees thus supplied are Ashenhurst, p. 35 ; Aston, p. 37; Biddulph,
p. 50; Giffard, p. 81; Hawkes, p. 97 ; Humctt, p. 99 ; Noel (" ex chartis "), p. 119;
Rudyerd, p. 126; and Somerford, p. 131,











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and 1612, edited by Mr. Joseph Foster; those of Suffolk in
1561, 1577, and 1612, edited by Mr. Metcalfe; and several
others.
It must, however, be admitted that some of these publica-
tions, though of considerable value as collections of county
pedigrees, are not precisely what they claim to be. They are
copied as a rule from some MS. in the Harlcian Library,
which, though purporting to be a Visitation of a certain
county on such a date, often contains the result of two Visita-
tions combined and amalgamated; and in some cases is so full
of additions and continuations by other hands that (to use
Wanley's words) it is no easy matter to shew what belongs
to the Visitation and what not." On the other hand some of
these MSS. contain but a selection of the descents given in
the original, and these but mere abstracts or outlines. For
example, the Harl. MS. 6104 is stated to contain Dugdale's
Visitations of Staffordshire in 1663-4, and of Derbyshire in
1662-3 ; but a comparison of the MS., with the original Visita-
tions remaining in the College of Arms, will reveal innumerable
errors both of omission and commission. And yet the latter
portion of this MS. has been recently published under the title
of The Visitation of Derbyshire, taken in 1662, and reviewed
in 1663, by William Dugdale," which, with every respect for
its learned editor, I humbly conceive to be an unfortunate
mistake. Again, the Visitation of Lancashire in 1664-5,"
published by the Chetham Society, contains towards the end
much matter quite foreign to the Visitation. The pedigree of
Trafford, for instance, ascends to Saxon times, whereas in
Dugdale's original it goes back only to the grandfather of the
then head of the family. This, as the editor of a recent pub-
lication of the Chetham Society points out, cannot fail to be
very misleading," since it gives the sanction of the great
name of Dugdale to a composition in which he had no hand.
I ought perhaps to apologise for these critical remarks as
being somewhat out of place; but I have made them, not for
the purpose of unkindly criticising these valuable publications,
but to draw attention to what I have already ventured to call
an unfortunate mistake, and more especially to explain why,
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aid of which many of the pedigrees contained in the following
pages might be amplified and extended, I have, in professing
to print Glover's Visitation, given nothing but that Visitation,
and have carefully avoided all continuations and enlarge-
ments," except in a few instances (and they are all noted)
in which I have utilized the information supplied by the
"Hatherton MS."
By this name I refer to a transcript in the William Salt
Library (made by Mr. James Broughton) of a manuscript
belonging to Lord Hathertoh. This MS. purports to be a copy
of Glover's Visitation, but, like most of the so-called copies, it
contains much additional matter. It is identical-even in its
errors-with John Withie's Copie of the Visitation book of
Staffordshire made in 1583 (Harl. MS. 1077), which is dated
1621. Mr. Broughton wrote an account of this volume in the
"Gentleman's Magazine" for September 1829 (p. 212); and in
the Preface to his transcript he suggests that his original is
in the handwriting of Sampson Erdeswick and his amanuensis
Wyrley." But he gives no reasons for this opinion, and it is
manifest from internal evidence that the MS. is of a more
recent date than he supposes.
In addition to the pedigrees, the Queen's College and
Stukeley MSS. contain numerous extracts from old deeds and
charters, and tricks of seals illustrating the descents and arms
of the families whose genealogies are recorded. These I have
omitted, and personally I regret the omission. But it has been
considered that these documents would be more fittingly in-
troduced into the Staffordshire Chartulary commenced in the
second volume of these Collections. I have also omitted some
preliminary matter, such as extracts from Domesday," the
"Liber Rubeus," and sundry other documents which have been
already printed either by the Record Commissioners or by
Shaw, or have been made public in other ways. I should also
add that I am alone responsible for the alphabetical arrange-
ment of the pedigrees. They are not so arranged in my
original, but, besides the obvious utility of such an arrange-
ment for purposes of reference, there are several cogent reasons
(with which I need not trouble the reader) which have influ-
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list of the pedigrees in the order in which they are given in
the original.
An examination of the list of those summoned by Glover to
appear before him and record their descents (pp. 3-11) will
shew that 204 persons, or about 183 heads of families, were
ordered to put in an appearance. Of these forty-seven were
" Ignobiles,"* and were disclaimed," together with some who
in the list are styled "gentlemen." Some were extra coin."
or "hors du pays," that is out of the jurisdiction of the
visiting Herald, or absent and unable to appear. Making due
allowance for all these, it follows that at least forty heads of
families made default, or, as Glover would term it, disobedi-
ently and contemptuously refused to appear before him ; and
these defaulters bore such well-known names as Congreve,
Wolseley, Sneyd, Fowke, Lane, Kynnersley, Draycott, Chet-
wynd, Stanley, Skeflington, Swynfen, etc., etc.t
With regard to this last-named family Edmund Lodge,
Lancaster Herald (writing in 1797), remarks how strange it is
that the Swynfens of Swynfen should have neglected to enter
their pedigree in any of the Staffordshire Visitations; and
tenfold more strange (he adds) that Dugdale, the son of
Elizabeth Swynfen, should have nowhere given any further
account of this his mother's family than the mere names of her
father and grandfather.
The late Mr. J. G. Nichols, in noticing the Lancashire
Visitations published by the Chetham Society, observes that
though it is a decided testimony to the antiquity of a family
that it should appear in a Visitation, yet its absence is not a
positive proof to the contrary. There is (he continues) an
amount of accident as to the admission or omission of families

*" Nobiles," says Coke, "sunt qui arma gentilicia anticessorum suorum proferre
possnnt." By the word ignobills the Heralds simply meant not entitled to bear
arns," or, as it is sometimes expressed in English, no gentleman."
t When Sir W. Dugdale visited Yorkshire in 1665-6 nearly one-third of the
whole number of gentry whom he called upon to appear before hiiu with proofs of
their arms and pedigrees treated his summonses with neglect. In the Preface to
the printed Visitation a list of the persons who were contumacious is given, and in
this list may be recognized a few of the well-known ancient gentry of the county,
besides many heads of families whose descendants ;it this day would have rejoiced
had they then placed their pedigrees on record. There will also be found a long
list of defaulters at time same Herald's Visitation of Lancashire, 1664-5, in the
Introduction to the Chetham Society's printed copy.











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in the Visitation books. Ormerod has remarked that the very
ancient family of Hulton of Hulton is entered only in the first
and last Visitations of Lancashire, and that of Gerard of Bryn
in none.
Some men, no doubt, were too proud to have their ancient
standing brought at all into question, or to allow that it
required recognition. Others were altogether careless and in-
different, and their tastes were for very different objects.
Others would be absent from home at the time of the Heralds'
circuit; or, if summoned to attend them at a neighboring
town, were possibly prevented by illness, or indisposed by
domestic sorrow and trouble.*
With regard to the degree of credit to be attached to
Visitation pedigrees, the same writer remarks that the Visita-
tions stand in the position of a witness at a trial, supposed to
be the person best informed upon the subject of inquiry, but
who may be mistaken from defect of memory or otheraccidental
circumstances. Still, he adds, such evidence, collected by
officers whose business it was to gather the truth, must at
least be important, if not always authoritative, and of course
all the more worthy of credit, so far as it is contemporaneous,
or nearly so, with the facts related.t
The principal authority possessed by the Visitation books is
undoubtedly the signature of the head of the family therein
recorded. But it is notorious that subscribers frequently
attached their names to most defective and imperfect genea-
logies-genealogies from which the maiden and even christian
names of their own wives and mothers are frequently absent;
and though it must be admitted that the visiting Herald was
in a great measure dependent on the individual who furnished
the information, yet surely he should be held responsible for
these frequent omissions of names and facts which, it is
obvious, the person who entered the pedigree could easily
supply. One of many examples of this strange and unaccount-
able carelessness will be found in the descent of Arblaster in
this Visitation. Thomas Arblaster, who signed this pedigree,
must at least have known his mother's name; and his father,
Herald and Genealogist, vii., p. 47.
t Ibid., ii., p. 185.











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who was then living, could assuredly, if asked, have supplied
further information. Of course this is by no means a solitary
instance of such a state of things, but I am not aware that
any satisfactory explanation of the astonishing ignorance
apparently displayed by the subscribers of Visitation pedigrees
-or the extreme carelessness of the Herald who recorded
them-has yet been offered. The Heralds were enjoined by
the Royal Commission under which all their Visitations were
made, not only to peruse and take knowledge" of all
manner of Arms," etc., but also to take notes of the descents,
pedigrees, and marriages" of the "nobiles" in their provinces.
Yet it seems to me that as a rule they paid far more attention
to the former than the latter; and provided that a right
to arms was satisfactorily established, they did not trouble
themselves to ascertain, even by oral testimony, the names or
parentage of females who, being neither heiresses nor co-
heiresses, were not in a position to transmit their armorial
insignia to posterity.
In the College of Arms there are three copies (so called)
of Glover's Visitation, which collectively contain a vast deal of
additional and indeed extraneous matter. These are Dugdale's
own copy, Vincent's, and a volume called E.D.N. 13.
The first-named manuscript is in Dugdale's own hand-
writing. I here copy its instructive titlepage: "A Copye of
the Visitation of Staffordshire made by William Flower, Norroy
King of Armes, in A 3IDLXXXIII (the Originall having been
long since purloyned* out of this Office) : which Copye was
taken from a Transcript thereof sometimes belonging to
Edward Gwynn, late of Furnivall's Inne, in Corn' Middl' (but
now in the Library of William Pierpoint, of Thoresby, in
Corn' Nott' Esq'), by William Dugdale, Esq', Norroy King of
Armes, and given unto this Society vjo Maij, MDCLXVIII. In
which transcript, though there be divers errors and mistakes ;
yet considering that the Originall is thus lost, it was thought
better thus to preserve a Copye, wcl' possibly may in time be
rectified, than to have nothing at all thereof." In addition to
the Visitation with its errors and mistakes," the volume
It is rather singular that the original of Glover's Visitation of Yorkshire in
1584 is also stated to have been purloined from the College.











INTRODUCTION.


contains a series of other pedigrees which Dugdale says did
not, in his opinion, form a part of the Visitation.
From the disappearance of the original until the year 1668,
therefore, the Heralds did not even possess a copy of this
Visitation. But on the death of Ralph Sheldon, of Beoley,
co. Worcester, in 1684, the College acquired under his will the
two other manuscripts above named, one of which (Vincent 133)
was, in the absence of the original, allowed to be put in evidence
in 1785 in a trial respecting the manor of Mere, as appears by
a note inserted in the volume by Francis Townsend, Windsor
Herald.
Other manuscripts in public and private collections pur-
porting to be copies of this Visitation (most of which were
'carefully examined and abstracts of their contents taken by
Mr. Thorpe) are :-
1. A copy in the library at Loxley Park, transcribed by
Captain Fernyhough.
2. A copy in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: Gough's
Staffordshire MSS., No. 1. This contains many
additional pedigrees, one dated 1750 and another
1752, and the Arms of Sir T. Broughton dated
1768.
3. A second copy in Queen's College library, Oxford.
4. Har]. MS. 818. A book in folio, containing, inter alia,
pedigrees from Glover's Visitation and from Erdes-
wick's Collections, written partly by Ralph Brooke
and partly by others.
5. Harl. MS. 1077. A folio MS., the far greater part of
which was written and tricked A.D. 1621 by the
hand of John Withie, the arms painter." It is a
copy of Glover's Visitation, but has many addi-
tions." This, as has been already stated, corresponds
nearly page by page with Lord Hatherton's MS.,
excepting the additions of which Wanley (Harl.
Catalogue) speaks, which are in another hand.
There are also inserted pedigrees of a later date:
inter alia, a pedigree of Mynors drawn up by John
Tilston in 1678, a pedigree of Foljambe seeming
to be in the handwriting of Sir Henry St. George,"











INTRODUCTION.


a pedigree of Nott of Cannock, and two pedigrees
of Leveson. It is noted in the Catalogue that
Mr. Withie has transcribed the subscriptions of
the gentlemen at the bottom of their descents into
this book." It should be mentioned that the rota-
tion of the pedigrees in this MS. is quite different
to the Queen's College and Stukeley MSS.
6. Harl. MS. 1173. A transcript of Withie's book; but
it is to be noted that notwithstanding many gross
faults in this copy through the ignorance and care-
lessness of the copyiste, it is of value because of
many considerable additions made to it which are
wanting in Mr. Withie's book; as Mr. Withie's
also has many recent additions inserted in it since
this transcript was made." (Wanley.)
7. Harl. MS. 1415. A folio volume, containing, besides the
Staffordshire Visitation, that of Yorkshire taken by
Glover in 1584-5. Wanley says he cannot be positive
as to who wrote this MS., because it is known
that many officers of Arms wrote very like to one
another." In this MS. the last name in the list of
Staffordshire disclaimers is industriously blotted
out; the posterity or relations of him," writes
Wanley, "being perhaps grown ashamed of that
disclaiming." The name thus erased was "John
Coleman of Canke."
8. Harl. MS. 1429. Contains a few arms and memoranda
from Glover's Visitation; also a few descents from
Dugdale's Visitation of 1663-4, inserted by John
Saunders. It also contains a so-called Visitation of
Hertfordshire, but this, says Wanley, is a painter's
title," for arms painters (he adds) when they see
a book of pedigrees relating to one county alone
usually call them Visitations without further exami-
nation."
9. Harl. MS. 1570. "Written and tricked by divers
hands ; more especially by Mr. Nicholas Charles
and Mr. Richard Mundy." It contains "a very
good copy of Glover's Visitation, but with very











INTRODUCTION.


many enlargements and continuations by Richard
Mundy and others," and some descents entered by
Mr. Mundy which were either not at all registered
at the Visitation of the County in 1583, or at least
not in so ample a manner."
10. Harl. MS. 6128. A very valuable collection of pedigrees
of Staffordshire families, which has been largely used
by genealogists and almost invariably quoted as
"The Visitation of 1583"-which it certainly is not.
Its date is circa 1620.
11. A copy referred to by Shaw (vol. 2, Introd., p. xxx) as
being then in the' possession of Mr. Sharpe "the
ingenious antiquary of Coventry." He describes
it as a most curious copy of Clover's Visitation of
1583, transcribed by William Smith, Rouge Dragon,
1597, and illustrated with various additions by
Erdeswick, Rowland Frith [of Thornes, Shenstone]
the Herald, and others; also a coloured map of the
county, and a later Visitation at the end."
In conclusion I desire to call special attention to Mr.
Parker's able article on the Wastineys family, and to express
a hope that it may be regarded as a precedent for similar
papers in illustration and correction of this Visitation.

H. SYDNEY GRAZEBROOK.


December, 1882.











( xix )


Kfi't of tffc icrigrtc rerorbct by (lobcr,
IN THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY ARE GIVEN IN THE
QUEEN'S COLLEGE AND STUKELEY MSS.


PAGE
Stafford (seal) 27
Stafford 132
Lichfield (seal) . 28
Paget 122
Gresley and Gastneys 86
Gresley 85
Gresley (Stemma antiquis-
simum) 87
Harcourt 91
Coyney 65
Bagot 39
Trentham 139
Fitzherbert 72
Bassett, Moynell, etc. . 44
Bassett 45
Bassett and Egerton 46
Newcastle (seal) . 28
Bowyer 53
Thicknes 138
Mainwaring 113
Brett 55
Colyar 64
Foljambe 77
Brooke 56
Rugeley 127
Adderley 33


PAGE
Broughton of Longdon 60
Streethay 137
Everard 69
Bagshaw 41
Arblaster 34
Welles 145
Hill 98
Endesore 68
Leigh 101
Leigh, Rushall, etc. 103
Grosvenor 90
Moseley 115
Whorwood 148
Leveson 106
Whorwood 150
Giffard 80
Whorwood of Bobington 151
Wrottesley 152
Stamford of Pury Hall 133
Stamford of Pakington, etc. 135
Wyrley 153
Skrimshire 129
Broughton of Broughton 58
Moreton 114
Whitgreave 147
Cholmley 62












XX LIST OF THE PEDIGREES RECORDED BY GLOVER.


PAGE
81
131
126
50
37
108
36
67
70
116
57
S 100
120
76
78
144
66
S 111
42
141


Giffard
Som Jford .
Rud terd
Biddulph .
Aston.
Littleton
Astley
Dickens
Ferne .
Nevill
Brooke, etc.
IHunt
Okeover
Fitzwilliam
Fowler
Vise .
Crompton .
Macclesfield
Bartram, etc.
Tyrrell


Ashenhurst
Smith
Unwyn
Yardley
Robinson
Harcourt and Astley
Harcourt of Ranton
Fitzherbert
HutmetI
Hawkces
Petit .
Verdon
Bowes, etc.
Plantney
Corbott
Lyseux
Bassett
Noel .
Noel (ex Charlis, e/c.)
Finderne


PAGE
. 35
. 130
. 142
. 154
. 125
. 91
. 94
74
. 99
. 97
. 124
. 144
51
. 125
. 64
. 110
47
. 117
. 119
71

















THE


imitationn of ttaffortbsirt,


A.D. 1583.




WHAT IS TO BE PERFORMED BY THE HERALDS AT THEIR
GOING IN VISITATION.

THE names of the Hundreds in such a shore as they will visit
being collected out of the Sheryve's books, or the Under-
sheryve's, with all the surnames and cristen names of all such
as are called or written Knights, Esquyers, and Gentlemen in
the sheer, that being taken and gathered then written in a
booke, all those names so received every C by itself, which
doth serve them to inarke the appearance of all such as doe
apeare (being warned by the Baylye of the sayde C by vertue
of a precepb delivered by the Herauld to him) in this maner:
J. M. Knight,
W. T. Esquier,
T. B. Gentln, apparuit,
A. S. Gentl", Ignobilis,
F. J. Gentl, apparuit, entered,
J. H. Gentl1, Nothus,
they doe ryde to every Knight's house and take notice there,
as also to such esquyers as will have them come. The resi-
dewe are warned by the Bayley to appeared at the cheifest
towne in the Hundred at a daye certain, where the sayde
Herauld doth resort to take notyce.












2 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.

SOMERSET'S WARRANT, DIRECTED TO THE BAILIFF OF THE
HUNDRED OF CUDLESTON, TO SUMMON THE ESQUIRES AND
GENTLEMEN INHABITING WITHIN THE SAID HUNDRED
TO APPEAR BEFORE HIM IN ORDER TO THE
ENREGISTERING OF THEIR SEVERAL
ARMS AND DESCENTS.
To John Berwike, baylif of the Hundred of Cudleston
in the county of Stafforde, his Deputie or
Deputies.
These are to require you, and in the Queene's Majestie's
name to charge and comimaude you, that forthwh upon the
sight hereof you warne these Esqrs and Gent,, whose names
are hereunder written p'sonally to apeare before mee
Somersett, Marshall and Deputy to Norrey Kinge of Armes,
at Stafford on . . being the . . daye of ....
at nyne of the clocke before Noone the same day, whereat I
doe intended to sytte for the better registering of all the
Gent. within the sayde Hundred; and that they bring
wth them such Armes and Creasts as they nowe use and
beare, wth their Pedigrees or Descentes, and such of their
evidence or matter of record and credit as may (if needed so
require) justified the same : to the intent that I, knowing
howe they use and challenge the names of Esqy and Gentle-
man, and beare their Armes, may accordingly make
entrance therof and record the same; or else to proceed
as the Vertue of my comissyon bindeth me in that behalf.
Alsoe will such of them as have received either Armes,
Creasts, or Pedigrees of one Will'm Dakins,* the late lewde
It would appear that this "lewde usurper" of Norroy's functions was a
member of the family formerly seated at Stubbing Edge, in Derbyshire. For Mr.
Glover, in his "History of Derbyshire," mentions a tablet in Ashover Church in
memory of sundry Dakeynes of Stubbing, and among those commemorated is
" Gulielmus Dakeyne, Norroy." Dallaway (" Heraldic Inquiries," p. 318) has printed
a copy of a Warrant issued in 1597 by the then Earl Marshal directing the appre-
hension of this man. He is described as "a notable dealer in Armes, and maker of
false pedigrees," for which fault (it is added) about xx years past he lost one of
his ears, and about a year past he was apprehended for the like and imprisoned."
It appears that Dakyns had compiled spurious pedigrees for nearly one hundred
families, and that his son Christopher Dakyns, and one Edward Waterhouse-the
latter falsely calling himself servant to Clarencoux "-had carried on a like
nefarious trade.











THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


usurper of the office of Norrey Kinge of Armes, to bring
them in to be cancelled, if they be untrue, and, being
found justifiable, to receive the same at my handes w0' war-
randize, as I am espetyally commanded by her Matie and the
Lordes of her Hignes' most honorable Privie Counceell.
And these that may not comodiously bring wth them such
their evidences, ancient writinges, and monuments (sic) as
would serve to prove the antiquitie of their race and
family, but shalbe desirous to have me home to their
houses; upon the significatyon of such their desires, for the
furtherance of Her MatSi service, I will make my repair unto
them soe soone as conveniently I maye. HIerof charge them
not to fayle as they will avoyde the perill that may ensue of
any their contemptes herin.
Geven at Stafford under the Scale of the office of Norrey,
the day of July, afio 1583, in the xxvth year of
the raigne of our most gratious Soveraigne Ladye
Queen Elizabeth.



NO3INA* NOBILIUM DE COM' STAFFORD, 1583.
[Being a list of those summoned by warrant to appear before
Glover, Somerset, and record their descents and arms.]


HUNDREDUTM DE CUDLESTON.
Ap. Joh'es Asteley, vel Aspley, do Woodeaton. Ignobilis.
tlicardus Brooke, de Lapley, ar.
Entd. Ap. $Edwardus Cholhneley, de Copenhall, gen.
Ap. Edwardus Clarke, all's Grenway, de Shredicott.
Ignobilis.

To a large proportion of the names in this list a trick of the family arms is
attached. I only note those which are not elsewhere recorded in this Visitation.
What authority attaches to these coats I am unable to say, but probably they are
mere memoranda made by the transcriber. I should mention that I am responsible
for the alphabetical arrangement here adopted.
t Cheeky, argent and sable, on a chief or, a brock (or badger) proper.
t The arms here given are . . three garbs, 2 and 1, between the two upper
garbs a crescent; but see the Pedigree.











4 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.

Johannes Coleman, de Canke, gen.
*Franciscus Conigreve, de Stretton, gen.
Matheus Cradock, de Villa de Stafford, gen.
Thomas Cresswell, de Liddall, gen.
Ric'us Dickenson, de Bradley. Ignobilis.
Philippus Draycott, do Littlewood, gen.
Joh'es Egginton, do Roberson, gen.
Joh'es Fowke, de Guns'on, gen.
tRogerus Fowke, de Brewood, gen.
Will'mus Fynney, de Canke. Ignobilis.
Joh'es Giffard, de Chillingtoon, ar.
Humfridus Giffard, de . . ., tertius filius, gen.
tThomas Lane, de Hyde et de Bentley, ar., Justic'.
Edwardus Littleton, de Pilletonhall, ar., Justic'.
Ricardus Milles, de Bedam, gen.
Joh'es Mitton all's Harpesfeild, de Weston under
Lizard, ar.
Adamus Moreton, de Wilbrighton, ar.
Ap. Edwardus Moreton, de Ingleton, gen.
Ap. Franiciscus Picto, de Churcheaton. Ignobilis.
Ap. Thomas Skrimshire, de Forton, ar., fra'
senior.Respi .
Jacobus Skrimshire, de Norbury, ar., R
fra' junior. j
Galfridus Somerford, de Somerford, gen.
Entd. Edwardus, D'ns Stafford.
Ric'us Weston, de Rudgeley, gen.
Ap. Humfridus Whitgreve, de Burton, ar.
Erasmus Wolseley, de Wolseley, ar.

HUNDREDUM DE OFFELOWE.
Georgius Abell, de Neuburgh, Senescallus corn'
Salop.

Sable, a chevron between three battle axes argent.
t Vert, a fleur-de-lis argent.
S. .. a chevron between three mullets . Added by Mr. Booth, This
coat is mistaken, it should be parted p' fesse or and B., a -- G. bet. 3 mullets
counterchanged of the feild."
Argent, a bend cottised sable within a border engrailed gules bezantde,-the
coat of Westcofe.












THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


Entd. Radulphus Adderley, de Cotonhall, ar., Justic'.
Georgius Agard, de Barton.
Humfridus Agard, de Newburgh.
Will'us Agard, de Tunstall, gen.
Entd. Ap. Thomas Arblaster, de Longdon, gen.
*Symon Arden, de Yoxall, gen.
Entd. Ap. Nicholaus Bagshawe, de Farwell, gen.
Edwardus Bassett, de Hintes, gen.
tJoh'es Bowes, de Elford, ar., Justic'. Recusavit.
TJoh'es Brittayne, de Sirescott et Tamworth, ar.
Apj. Rob'tus Brookes, de Haselore, gen.
Ap. Edwardus Broughton, de Longdon, gen.
Thomas Carden, del Hermitage.
Will'us Comberford, de Comberford, gen.
Ricardus Endesore, de Pagetts Bromley, gen.
Entd. Thomas Ensore, de Cumberford, gen.
Entd. Humfridus Everard, de Whittington, gen.
Rowlandus Eyre, de Hermitage, gen.
Entd. Thomas Fitzherbert, de Hampstall Rydware, Miles.
Thomas Fowke, de Aston, gen.
Thomas Frythe, de Thornes. Tgnobilis.
Henricus Grove, de Hanudesworth. Ignobilis.
Ap. Joh'es Harmon, de Morehall,-a patent granted by
Garter and Clarencieulx.
Ap. Ric'us Hawkes, de Rushall, gen.
Entd. Hugo Hill, de Pipe, gen.
IjEdmundus James, de coin. Wigorn., ar., Justic'.
Hors du pays.
Entd. Edwardus Leghe, de Rushall, ar.
**Will'us Madder, de Tonge, et de Harleston, ar.,
Justice .

Ermine, a fesse counter-componde or and azure.
t Ermine, three bows strung in fesse gules, a crescent for difference. See
"D mbltful Arms," post.
1 See" Doubtful Arms."
Gules, on a cross engrailed or four roses of the field.
II See Doubtful Arms."
Gules, on a cross engrailed between four unicorn's heads erased .... as many
roundles.
*" Azure, on a fesse wavy ermine three lions rampant gules.












6 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.

Humfridus Minors, de Barton, gen.
Frauncis Mountford, de Walsall, ar.
Jacobus Nooll, de Pelsall, gen.
Joh'es Parshouse, de Walsall. Ignobilis.
Will'us Rolston, de Rolston, gen.
Thomas Ridgley, de Hawkesyard, ar.
Entd. Ap. Will'us Ruggeley, de Smalwood, gen.
*Thomas Salt, de Yoxall, gen.
-fJoh'es Skevington, de Fisherwick, ar.
Ap. Edwardus Sprott, de Ashmerebroke. Ignnobilis.
Entd. Robertus Stamford, de Pyrybarre, ar., Justic'.
Entd. Ap. Will'us Staunford, de Pakinton et de Rowley, gen.
Walterus Stanley, de Westbromwiche, ar.
Entd. Ap. Philippus Strettey, de Streetey, gen.
tRic'us Swynfeild, de Swinfeild, gen.
Ap. Humfridus Thickbrome, de Thickbrome. Ignobilis.
Entd. Ap. Rob'tus Welles, de Horecrosse, ar.
Thomas Whittington, de Newborowe, gen.
Entd. Thomas YWirley, de Handesworth, ar., Justic'.
IIiumfridus Wolverston, do Stotfeld, gen.

HUNDREDUM DE TOTMIONSLOW.
Ap. Joh'es Ashenhurst, de Ashenhurst. Ignobilis.
Ap. Johannes Basford, de Hillsdale. Ignobilis.
Entd. Will'us Bassett, de Blore, ar., Justic'.

Argent, a chevron couped between three mullets sable. With these arms
Thomas Salt quartered-(1) Stockley, of Yoxall, Argent, a chevron between three
boars statant gules, and (2) Hewet, of Walsall, Sable, a chevron engrailed between
three owls or. Thomas Salt married Anne, daughter and coheir of Thomas Strong-
man, of Raley (Rayleigh ?), Essex, and had issue-Richard, Thomas, Robert, and
Elizabeth (Harl. MS. 8S6, Vis. Essex, 1558, etc.). He was son of Richard Salt,
and grandson of Robert Salt, of Yoxall, by . ., daughter of . Sprott, of Ash-
morebrook. His mother, Elizabeth, was daughter and coheir of Thomas Stockley,
of Yoxall, son of Ralph, and grandson of William Stockley, by Margaret, his wife,
daughter and coheir of John Howet, of Walsall. See Leigh Pedigree.
t Argent, three bull's heads, erased sable, a mullet for difference. See "Doubtful
Arms." I This is no doubt intended for Swynfen.
Argent, a bugle horn strung between three escallops sable. This is the coat
of Tamhorie which Whittington was entitled to quarter. The coat borne by the
family was Argent, three mullets azure. See Shaw, i., 75 and 93.
11 See "Doubtful Arms."












THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


Barth'us Colcloughe, do Delphurst. Ignobilis.
Richard Crompton, de Checkley, ar., Justic'.
ELtd. Joh'es Cuny, de Weston Cuny, ar.
*Joh'es Draycott, de Paynsley, ar.
Anthonius Eyton, de Mathfeld. Ignobilis.
Joh'es Ferne, de Crakemarche. Ignobilis.
Ap. ienricus Flacket, de Cambridge. Ignobilis.
tJoh'es Fleetwood, do Calewiche, ar.
Ric'us Flyar, de Utoxetur. Ignobilis.
Etid. Godfridus Foljambe, de Croxsden, ar. Nothus.
Ap. Johannes Henshaw, de Lockwood. Ignobilis.
Joh'es Higginbotham, de Rushton. Ignobilis.
Ap. Hugh Hollyns, de Moseley. Ignobilis.
Ap. Thomas Homersley, do Shaw. Ignobilis.
$Anthonius Kinnersley, de Locksley, gen.
Thomas Madeley, de Denston. Ignobilis.
Sampson Meverell, de Throwley, ar.
Franciscus Mynoures, de Woodland, gen.
Entd. IlRad's Minours, de Utoxotur, gen.
Ap. Will'us Mountford, de Banke, yeoman. Ignobilis.
Philippus Okeover, de Okeover, ar., Justic'.
Ap. Thomas Parker, de Careswall. Ignobilis.
Joh'es Port, de Ilam. Ignobilis.
Ap. Thomas Pyott, de Chedull. Ignobilis.
Thomas Rudyard, de Rudyard, ar., Justic', all's
Tetesworth.
Ap. Edwardus Thornebury, de Thornebury. Ignobilis.
Ap. Thomas Tirrell, de Rushton, gen. Nothus.
Enid. Thomas Trentham, de Rocester, ar., Justic',
Custos Rotulor'.
Georgius Warner, de Dyllon, Coronator. Ignobilis.
Joh'es Wedgwood, de Harekells, gen., per R. C.,
Clar', dat. 1576, 19 Eliz. reg.

. . three piles, over all a bend ermine.
t Per pale nebulde or and azure, six martlets, 2, 2, and 2, counterchanged.
I Argent, a fesse vaire or and gules between three eagles displayed of the last.
. . a griffin segreant . . ]| See "Doubtful Arms."
Gules, three mullets, 1, 2, and 1, or, a cauton argent. Crest: On a ducal
coronet, a lion statant argent.











8 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.

Joh'es Whitchurst, de Whithurst. Ignobilis.
Joh'es Woodward, de Madersfeild. Ignobilis.

HUNDREDU3I DE PIREHILL.
XWalterus Aston, de Ticksall, Miles, Justic'. Recusavit.
Edwardus Aston, ar., fil. et hseres Waltori Aston,
Militis, Justic'.
Robertus Badger, do Whatington. Ignobilis.
Entd. Ricardus Bagott, do Blythfeild, ar., Justic'.
Edwardus Barbour de Flashbrooke. Ignobilis.
Ap. Georgius Bartram, de Barlaston, gen. Respited to
London.
*Sampson Beresford, de Enston, gen. Ad Comn.
Malriscall.
Jol'es Bedulphe, de Oldparke. Ignobilis.
Franciscus Bidolphe, de Bydolphe, ar.
Will'us Bowier, do Hothhouse Grange, et de Brod-
heath, gen.
Eitd. Ap. Will'us Bowyer, de Knypersley, ar.
Ap. Thomas Bowyer, do Madeley, gen., fr. illius de
Knipersley.
tEd'us Braddock, de Adbaston, ar. Ad Com. Senes-
callus.
TEdwardus Brett, de Kele, ar.
Ap. Ranulphus Brette, de Stoke, gen., filius Edwardi.
Ap. Thomas Bratte, de Oswinton, gen., s'd's filius.
Henricus Brocke, de Hanley. Ignobilis.
Entd. Ap. Thomas Broughton, de Broughton, gen.
Ap. Johannes Broughton, de Whatington. Ignobilis.
Thomas Bucknall, de Ubbeley. lgnobilis.
Joh'es Chetwynd, de Ingestre, ar., Justic'.
Robertus Collier, de Darlaston, ar.
|iThomas Corbett, de Hanford, gen. Sum'us Con-
stabularius.

Argent, three bears rampant sable, muzzled or.
t See "Doubtful Arms." + Ib.
Two shields: 1. On a cross engrailed .... four mullets. 2. Azure, a chevron
between three mullets or. I| Argent, three ravens, 2 and 1, proper.












THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 15S3.


Humfridus Cotton, de Bothehall, ar.
Will'us Crompton, de Stone. Ignobilis.
Ap. Samson Dorrington, de Cotton. Ignobilis.
Entd. *Rad'us Egerton, de Wrynehill, Miles, Justic'.
Entd. tRad'us Eggerton, de Betley, ar.
Entd. Hugo Erdeswicke, de Sandon, ar.
Entd. Ap. ISampson Erdeswick, de Sandon, gen.
Robertus Comes Essex.
Ap. Hugo Fowden, de Fulford, summus Constabularius.
Ignobilis.
Brianus Fowler, de St Thomas, juxta Stafford, ar.
Ap. Rob'tus Gamble, de Hardwyke. Ignobilis.
[[Franciscus Gattacre, de Swynnerton, ar. Hors dzi
pays.
Johannes Gaywood, de [Padmore ?]. Ignobilis.
Nicholas Gaywood, de Bishops Offeley, gen.
Joh'es Gervys, de Chatkill, gen., Coronator. Igno-
bilis.
Entd. Thomas Greseley, de Colton, ar., Justic'.
Entd. Walterus Harecourt, de Ellenhall, ar.
Joh'es Harecourt, de Ranton, gen. Nothus.
Ap. TWalterus Heveningham, de Aston, ar. Respited to
London.
Entd. Ap. Will'us Macksfeild, de Meare, gen.
Entd. Edwardus Mainwayringe, of Whitmore, ar.
**Joh'es Nedham, de Wallinge, gen.
Entd. Ap. ttPhilippus Noell, de Hilcott, gen.


Gules, a fesse ermine between three pheons argent.
t The same, a crescent for difference.
$ Or, on a bend azure three eagles displayed argent. This is a strange mistake.
Both Hugh and Sampson Erdeswick really bore Argent, on a chevron gules five
bezants.
Argent, a fesse gules, in chief three torteaux.
]] Quarterly argent and ermine, on the second and third quarters two piles gules,
over all a fesse azure charged with three bezants. (Sic, but the trick does not
appear to be quite accurate.)
Quarterly or and gules, within a border engrailed sable charged with roundles
(sic, but should be escallops argent), a crescent for difference.
** Argent, a bend engrailed azure between two buck's heads cabossed sable.
ft Or, fretty gules, a canton argent.










10 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.

Ap. Joh'es Orchard, de Garsall, yeoman. Ignobilis.
Will'us Overton, Coventriwe et Lechfeild Ep'us.
Thomas Pettit, de Hexstall et de Broadheath, gen.
Henricus Pettit, de Bromley Pagetts, gen.
*Thomas Peyshall, de Horseley, ar. IHors du pays.
Rob'tus Peyshall, de Horseley, gen., frater junior.
Entd. tPetrus Roos, de Swineshed, ar. Extra Comn.
Ap. Thomas Rowley, de Heyckley. Ignobilis.
Ap. Thomas Skrimshere, de Johnson, gen.
Rad'us Smyth, de Newcastle under Lyme, gen., all's
Torbocke.
$Rad's Sneyde, de Bradwall, ar., Justic'.
Georgius Sneyde, de Madeley, gen., frater.
Edwardus Swynnerton, de Ecclesall, gen.m Hors du
Hugo Swinnerton, de Ecclesall, filius. J pays.
Entd. Ap. Rad's Thicknes, de Balterley, gen.
Ap. Will'us Unwyn, de Chatterley, gen. Respited to
London.
Thomas Unwyn, de Clough, gen.
Ap. Will'us Vyse, de Staundon, gen. Respited to
London.
Sampson Walkden, de Walbon, gen.
Ap. Sampson Walker, de Weston. Ignobilis.
Thomas Whitgrcve, de Bridgford, gen. Ad Com.
Mariscallum.
Thomas Whitmore, de Madeley. Ignobilis.
[jErasmus Wolsey, de Wolsey, in Hundredo de Cud-
dieston, ar.
Joh'es Woolriche, de Oncott. Ignobilis.
Will'us Yardley, de Audley, gen. Respited to Sr
Ralph Edgerton's.
Joh'es Yonge, de Charnes. Ignobilis.

Argent, a cross form6e flory sable, on a canton gules a wolf's head erased
of the first.
t See Doubtful Arms."
I A scythe in bend sinister .... between the blade and the handle, (or "snead,")
a fleur-de-lis.
See Doubtful Arms."
II Argent, a talbot passant gules.











THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


HUNDREDUM DE SEYSDON.
*Gilbertus Astley, de Patteshill, ar.
Rad's Broke, de Bobington, gen.
Joh'es Creswall, de Wolv'hampton, gen.
Entd. Ap. Will'us Dickens, de Bobington, gen.
Jacobus Fowler, de Penford, gen.
Ap. Will'us Foxall, do Bilson, yeoman.
tJoh'es Grey, de Envill, ar., Vicecomes, Justic'.
Walterus Grosvenor, de Bushbury, ar.
Philippus Hall, de .... gen., su'mus Constabu-
larius. Ignobilis.
Will'us How, de Bradley. Ignobilis.
Ap. Thomas Leveson, de Wolv'hampton, ar.
Rob'tus Moseley, de Bilston, gen.
Entd. Ap. Henricus Plantney, de Wolverhampton, gen.
Thomas Rickthorne, de Bobington, gen.
.Thomas Waring, de la Lea, juxta Wolv'hampton,
Justic'.
Thomas Whorwood, de Compton, ar.
Entd. Ap. Will'us Whorwood, de Bobington, gen.
Walterus Wrottesley, de Wrottesley.



THE FORM OF THE WARRANT OF SUMMONS AGAINST SUCH AS
CONTEMPTUOUSLY REFUSE TO APPEAR UPON
THE FORMER WARRANT, TO MAKE THEIR
FURTHER APPEARANCE BEFORE THE
EARL MARSHALL.

To Mr. A. B., of . ., Esquier.
Forasmuch as you have refused to make your appearance
before mee, Somersett, Marshall to Norroy Kinge of Armes, at
Chedle, whereat I lately sate in commission for the registringe
of the Gentlemen w'thin the Hundred of Totmonslowe
according to such warning as was given you by the Baylife

See "Doubtful Arms."
f John Grey was Sheriff 24 Eliz. (Shai/.)
+ Sable, three bird's heads erased argent.











12 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.

of the same Hundred in that behalf, I am of dutye to proceed
wth you as my Comissyon byndeth mee in such cases of con-
tempte. These are, therefore, to require you, and in the
Queene's Maties name to charge and comaunde you to apeare
personally before the Right Honorable George Earle of
Shrewsbury, Earle Marshall of Ingland, on the 12th day of
October nexte ensuinge the date hereof, there to answer unto
and yelde the reason of this yonre disobedyence and contempt;
before home (as by an espetyall clause and braunche of my
sayde Comissyon it is ordered) the same is to be heard and
determined. And herof fayle you not, as you will avoyde the
further perill that may enseue.
Gyven at under the seale of the office of
Norrey, the day of August, Ano D'ni 1583,
in the 25th year of the raigne of our most
gratious Soveraigne Lady Queene Elizabeth.




THE MANNER OF THE HERALDS' PROCLAMATION
FOR THE DISCLAIMING OF
IGNOBLE PERSONS.
The Queene's most excellent matie being very desirous that
the Nobillitye and Gentry of this her realme should be pre-
served in every degree as apertayneth as well in honor as
in worshippe; and that every person and persons, bodyes
pollitique, corporate, and others, should be known in their
estates and misteryes without confusion and disorder. And
having therefore authorised me, Somersette Heralde, as
Marshall and Deputy to Norroy Kinge of Arms of the North
parties of this Realine of Englande, not only to visit all the
sayde province to peruse and take knowledge, survey, and
vewe of all manner of Armes, Cognisances, Creasts, and other
like devises, wth the notes of the descentes, pedegres, and
marriages of all the Nobillitie and Gentry therin throughout
conteyned, but also to reprove, control, and make infamous
by Proclamatyon all such as unlawfully, and without just
authority, vocatyon, or due calling, doe or have done, or











THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


shall usurpe, or take upon him or them any name or tytle of
honor or dignity, as Esq', or Gentleman, or other, as by her
Hiighues' gratious 1'res patentes and commission under the great
seale of England, more plainly doth apeare: Know ye that I,
the sayd Somersett, for the accomplishment of her Maties
desire, and furtherance of her Highnesse service that waye,
at this present making my survey within the Hundred
of Pirehill, in the county of Stafforde, have found these
persons, whose names are hereunder written, preasumptuously,
without any ground or authorities, to have usurped the name and
tytle of Gent, contrary to all right and to the most ancient
customer of this lande, and to the usage of the lawe of Armes:
we', name and tytle they are by me admonished noc more from
henceforth to use or take upon them, upon such further paine
and perill as by the Earle Marshall of Englande is to be
inflicted or layde upon them. And for that purpose the
Sherife, and Clarkes of the Assises, and of the Peace, of this
Countie are by me to be admonished to forbeare herafter to
write or call them by that name and tytle; wherof also, as
my commission byndeth mee, I thought good hereby to advertise
all other her Mattes good and loving subjects of this Hundred,
that as they tender her Highnes' pleasure and desire in this
behalf, they from henceforth shunne and avoyde the like, and
forbeare to use in any writing or otherwise, the addition of an
Esq' or Gentleman unless they be able to stand unto and justified
the same by the lawe of Armes, and the lawe of the Realme.

Geven at Newcastle under Lyme under the scale of the
office of Norroy, the day of Auguste, An 1583.











THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


THE NAMES OF THOSE THAT IN THE TIME OF THIS
VISITACON OF STAFFORDSHEIRE HAVE MADE NOE
PROOFE OF THEIR GENTRY, BEARING NOE ARMIES,
AND YET, BEFORE TYME, HAD CALLED AND
WRITTEN THEMSELVES GENTLEMiEN, AND
WERE THEREFORE DISCLAYMIED IN THE
CHEIFE PLACES OF THE HUNDREDS
WHERIN THEY DWELL,
VIZT,
PIREHILL,
Disclaimed at Newcastle under Lyme, and at Stone, the 5th
and 6th dayes of August, for the Hundred of Pirehill in Coin.
Staff. these following, viz.:-
John Orcharde, of Garsall.
Thomas Rowley, of Heykley.
Robte. Gamble, of Hardewyke.
John Yonge, of Charnes.
Robte. Badger, of Whatington.
Thomas Pettit, of Hexstall. _gg
Thomas Bucknall, of Ubbelley.
Henry Pettyt, of Bromley Pagctts. .IS
Edw. Barbour, of Flotesbrooke.
John Gaywoode, of Padmore.
Hugh Fowden, of Fulford.
Sampson Walker, of Weston.
John Broughton, of Whatington.
John Bedle, of Olde Parke.
John Gervis, of Chatkill.
John Woolriche, of Oncott.
Thomas Whitemore, of Madeley.
Henry Brocke, of Hanley.
Nicholas Gaywood, of Bishoppes Offley.

TOTMONSLOWE,
Disclaymed at Utoxetur the viij"t day of August for the
Hundred of Totmonslowe, in the counties of Stafforde, these
following, vizt: -
Richard Flyar, of Utoxetur.
Thomas Madeley, of Denston.











THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


John Porte, of Ilam.
Henry Flackette, of Cambridge.
John Woodward, of Maderfeilde.
Thomas Parker, of Creswall.
John Higginbotham, of Rushton.
Bartholomew Colclugh, of Delphurst.
Thomas Pyot, of Chedle.
Edward Thornbury, of Thornebury.
John Henshawe, of Lockwood.
John Basford, of Hilsdale.
Anthony Eyton, of Mathfeild.
Tho. Homersley, of Shawe.
Will'm Momford, of Banke.
John Ashenhurst, of Ashenhurst.
John Whitehurste, of Whithurst.
Hugh Hollyns, of Moseley.
( John Ferne, of Crakemarshe.
EC:- Willyam Crompton, of Stone.


OFFELOWE.
These following of the Hundred of Offelowe, in the
county of Stafford, were disclaymed at Leichfeilde on
Wensday the xiiijth day of August 1583, viz.:-
Henry Grove, of Handesworth.
Thomas Frithe, of Thornes.
John Parshouse, of Walsall.
Edward Sprott, of Ashmerebroke.
Humfrey Thickbrome, of Thickbrome.


SEYSDON.
These following of the hundred of Seisdon were dis-
claimed at Wolv'hampton on fryday the xvith day of Auguste,
1583 :-
Phillippe Hall, of . . .
Will'm Foxall, of Bilston.
Will'm Howe, of Bradley.












16 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.

James Barnesley, of Trisley.
*Hiumfry Whitwike, of Whitwike.

CUDDLESTON.
These following of the hundred of Cudleston in the county
of Stafford were disclaymed at Stafford on the 21st day of
August 1583, viz.:-
John Astley, of Woodeaton.
Edward Clerke, of Shredicotte.
Richard Dickenson, of Bradley.
Frauncis Picto, of Churcheaton.
Will'mn Fynny, of Canke.
John Egginton, of Roberson.

Opposite this name in Harl. MS. 1429, is written, "This Gent. approved
himself to be of good antiquity and of a good and ancient family." As the name
of Humphrey Wightwick does not appear in the list of those summoned, Glover
would seem to have gone out of his way to brand him as Ignobilis." The
Heralds sometimes made mistakes of this kind. At the Visitation of Derbyshire in
1611, Stephen Langsdon of Langsdon in that shire was disclaimed, but lie was sub-
sequently admitted to be a gentleman and to have a right to arms. The following
certificate by St. George, Norroy (extracted from Harl. IMS. 1470), so curiously
illustrates this subject that I make no apology for introducing it here:-" The
king's most excellent Ma'!i being desirous that y Gentry of his kingdom might be
preserved in every degree, estate, etc., and to that end hath given full power and
authority under the Greate Scale of England unto rmce, Richard St George, Norroy
King of Armes, not only to summon all the Gentlemen w'th in my Province, but also
to distinguish and make infamous by Proclamation all such as shall usurpe or take
upon them the name of Esquire or Gentleman without just authority. And
whereas Stephen Longsdon, of Longsdon, in co. Derby, appeared before me in my
Visitacan and disclaimed the title of a gentleman under his hand, as not knowing
how he might jnstific the same, I proceeded against him according to my Com'ission.
Since w'h tyme, he, making further inquiry, and finding that his Auncestors have
been of long time reputed Gentlemen and borne Arines, w1' (as I am informed by
some of good sort in the Contrey) lie is able to prove by evidence and other good
record, he hath desired me to aflirme his right and publish the same. Wherefore
these are to make known unto all manner of p'sons whatsoever that the said
Stephen Langsdon may lawfully use and bear such Armes and Creasts as his
Auncestors have done before him, and as he may lawfully justific; And also that it
shal be lawfull for him to beare the name, title, and dignity of a Gentleman in such
manner and former as any of his predecessors have done, or as he may lawfully
justified. In witness whereof I the said Norroy King of Armes have sett to my
hand and scale of my office. Dated the xxth day of November in the ixth year of
o'r Sovereigne Lord James by the grace of God King of Great Brittaign, France,
and Ireland. Rich: St George, Norroy King of Armes."












THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


Richard Milles, of Betham.
John Coleman; of Canke.
The names being written on a sheet of paper with fayer
great letters, was caryed by the Baylyfe of the hundred and
one of the Herauld's men to the cheife towne of that hundred,
where in the cheife place therof, the Herauld's man redd the
names (after crye made by the Baylye and the people gathered)
and then pronounced openly by the sayd Baylye every man's
name severally conteyned in the sayd bill. That done the
Baylie set the sayd byll of names on a poste, faste with waxe,
whear it may stand drye, so it bee, as aforesayd, in the
chieffest place of the sayd towne.




STAFFORD SCHIRE.
Secunda Solucio Subsidij anno regni D'nce Elizabethwe Regince
nunc xviij0 a laicis concess'.

HUNDREDUT' DE PYBEHILL. S


Aston et Burston.

Bedull, Bucknall,
et Fenton.
Blithefeld.
Chebsey.

Colton.

Eccleshall Home.






Hoptonet Cotton.
Kebuston.
Keele.
Meare, Aston.


Dorothea Heveningham,
in terr'
Franciscus Byddolph, ar.,
in terr'
Ric'us Bagot, ar., in terris
Erasmus Wolseley, in
terris
D'na Catherina Greys-
ley, in terr'
Franciscus Rosse, ar., in
terris
Thomas Persall, in terris
Edward Barbonr, in terris
Thomas Skrimsher, in
terris
Brian Fowler,ar.,in terris
Thomas Busby, in bonis
Edward Brette, in terris
Rad's Maxfeild, in terris


Ii. s. d.
xx

xx

XX
xiij vj viij

x

xxx

xx
x
X


xxvj xiij viij
xx
x
x


j ii

j j
ii

ii

j j

Ii
ii
ii

j I
ii
ii
ii












18 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


Pencle cu' Mem-
bris.


Sondon.
Tonstall Courte.

Tyxall.
Trentham.


Whitmore et Han-
churche.


Wolv'hampton.



Patsell.

Wrottesley.

Enveild.

Bobington.
Kynvare.




Brewood.


Hilton.


Rlad's Bagnall, miles, in
terris
Anthonius Colclugh, in
terris
iHugo Erdeswike, in terris
Rad's Sneyde, ar., in terris
D'na Sneyde, in terris
Walterus Aston, miles
D'na Leveson, in terris
Thomas Fytton, ar., in
terris
Edward Maynwaring, in
terris


s. d.


ii

ii
ii
ii
ii iiij
ii
ii


HUNDREDU' DE SEYSDON.
Thomas Leveson, ar., in xiij vj viij
terris
Henricus Panckeney, in xiij vj viij
bonis
Gilbert Astley, ar., in xx
terris
Johannes Wrottesley, ar., xx
in terris
Johannes Grey, ar., in xxviij
terris
Rad's Broke, in terris x
Thomas Whorwood, ar., xx
in terris

HUNDREDUM DE CUDDLESTON.
D'na Ursula Giffard, in xv
terris
Johannes Giffard, ar., in xx
terris
Thomas Lane, ar., in xv
terris
Galfridus Somerford, in x
terris
Vidua Vernon, in terris x


ii

ii

ii

ii
ii


ii


ii













THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


Meere et Forton.

Norbury.

Stretton.

Weston subtus
Liziat.


Thomas Skrymsber, ar.,
in terris
Jacobus Skrymsher, ar.,
in terris
Franciscus Congreve, ar.,
in terris
Johannes Mytton, ar., in
terris


g
s. 4. 3 r
ii

ij

ij


HUNDREDUM DE TOTMANSLOWE.


Thomas Kynnersley, ar.,
in terris
Philippus Okover, ar., in
terris
Sampson Meverell, ar., in
terris
Thomas Trentham, ar., in
terris
Johannes Fletwood, ar.,
in terris
Will'm's Bassett, ar., in
terris
Johannes Draycott, ar.,
in terris
Burgus de Stafford, nihil.
Civitas Lichefeld, nihil.


HUNDREDUH[ DE OFFELOWE.


x

xiij vj viij

XE

Xx

xx

xix

xxx


Dunstable,Taten- Roulandus Rougley, in
hill, et Coling- terris
wood.
Stotfold. Humfridus Wolverston,
in terris
Hinteys. Edwardus Basset, in terris
Hampstall Rid- Thomas Fitz Herbert,
ware. miles, in terris
Yoxall. Simon Arden, ar., in
terris


Loxley.

Ham'.

Mathfeld.

Rocett'.

Ellaston.

Gryndon.

Draycott.


ij

ij

j J

j j

j J

j j

j j


ii

ii












THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


Wygginton.

Fysherwicke.

Hondesworthe.


Walsall Foreyne.

Wefordeet Thick-
brome.
Elford.

Pyry Barre.

Drayton Basset.

Pype cum Mem-
bris.


Thomas Cunberford, in
terris
Johannes Skevington, in
terris
Thomas Wyrley, ar., in
terris
Henry G-roves, in terris
Franciscus Montford, in
terris
IHumfridus Thickbrome,
in bonis
Johannes Bowes, ar., in
terris
Robertus Stamford, ar.,
in terris
Thomas Robinson, in
terris
Edward Sprott, in terris


Launces ... xxv .
Lighthorses iiijxxxix Cxxm]


NOINA ET ARMIA NOBILIU' ET EQUITU' AURATORU' DE COM'
STAFFORD QUI CUM ED. I., REGE, STIPENDIA MEREBANT
IN SCOTI ET ALIBI.*


Sr Robert de Hastange.

Sr John de Hastange.


Azure, a chief gules, over all a
lion rampant or.
The same arms, with a label
argent.


These shields of the Knights of Estaffordeschire" were taken from an
ancient Roll, the original of which is still preserved among the Cotton Manu-
scripts in the British Museum. It is headed "Ces sunt les Noms e les Armes a
Banerez de Engleterre," and contains the arms of the said knights blazoned in
French and arranged under counties. Sir Harris Nicolas, under whose able editor-
ship the entire 1oll was published in 1829, dates it between the second and seventh
years of Edward 11. This, he says, is "manifest from internal evidence, and the
handwriting is undoubtedly of that age." The same Roll had been previously
printed by Sir Francis Palgrave in the volume of Parliamentary Writs edited by


li. s. d.
x

xv

xx

x
x

xiij vj viij

xxvj xiij iiij

xx

x


ij
ii

i j




ii



ij j




PLATE. 1.


,Stantatoe.
*.?!. *&



Eipe.


Jiag anjt.





,tfletoue.





.plebea.


Farry Su: 7tm n' ve /w/w


Omiwn at Anma tuaMil- A
? giti auva vfilk timstfaffarb
gai tum Q:.eg e p^ lipati mrovauti
in Sara tii aliM.












THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


S' Robert de Hastange.

S' Richard de Hastange.


S' Phillippe de Hastange.

S' Rob't de Stepletone.

Sr William Wastneis.

Sr Edmonde Wasteneys.

Sr Rafe de Stanlawe.

Sr Henry de Applcbey.
Sr William do Weyer.


Sire Rob'te de Farnham.

Sr Thomas de la Pipe.


Azure, a chief gules, over all a
lion rampant double tailed or.
Azure, a chief gules, over all a
lion rampant or, a bendlet
argent.*
Azure, a chief gules and a lion
rampant argent.
Azure, a lion rampant double
tailed or.
Sable, a lion rampant argent,
collared gules.
Sable, a lion rampant double
tailed argent.
Argent, a lion rampant sable,
the tail forked and nowed.
Azure, six martlets, 3, 2, and 1, or.
Argent, a fesset between three
crescents gales.
Quarterly argent and azure, four
crescents counterchanged.
Azure, sem6 de cross-crosslets, a
fesse or.$


AnRlA NOBILIU31 DE COM. STAFFORD, EX LIBRO ANTIQUO IN
OFFICIO ARMORUM1.


Le Conte de Stafford.
S Richard de Stafford.


Or, a chevron gules.
Or, a chevron gules between three
martlets sable.


him under the authority of the Record Commission. The spelling of the names in
the Sbtkeley MS. does not in every instance exactly correspond with that of the
original Roll, and the arms are in "trick," but I have here reduced them to modern
blazon, and preserved the orthography of the Visitation.
In the original Roll "un bastoun."
t The wordfesse has been subsequently added (in the original Roll) in place
of one which was erased. (Nicolas.)
1 This entry in the original Roll is in another but apparently an early hand."
(Nicolas.)
Whether this "liber antiqnus still remains in the College of Arms I have
not ascertained, but this list is given in all, or nearly all, the existing copies of the
Visitation. Erdeswick possessed a copy and so did Wyrley. The latter dates it
"aut finem regis Ed. tertii, aut incipient. regis Ri. secundi, ut opinor." The











22 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


S, Nicholas de Stafford.

S' Humphrey de Stafford.

Lc Sieur de Audley.
Le Baron de Dudley.


Le Sieur Bassett.

Sr Foulco de Penbrugge.
Sr Thomas de Arderne.

Penbrugge.
Sr Roger Illary.
S' Walter de Audley.



*Sr Thomas Cawne.




S' John Bagott.

S' Gyles Erdinton.t


Or, a chevron gules, a chief
azure.
Or, a chevron gules within a
border engrailed sable.
Gules, fretty or.
Quarterly: 1 and 4, Or, two lions
passant in pale azure; 2 and
3, Argent, a cross patonce azure.
Or, three piles gules, a canton
ermine.
Barry of six or and azure.
Gules, six crosses crosslet fitch6,
3, 2, and 1, and a chief or.
Barry or and azure.
Sable, a fleur-de-lis or.
Gules, fretty or, a border argent
charged with fleurs-de-lis and
crosses crosslet fitch alter-
nately, sable.
Per pale argent (" forsan fuit
azure ") and gules, a lion ram-
pant double tailed of the
first.
Argent, a chevron gules between
three martlets sable.
. . three (sic) lions passant


former refers to it in these words : "I have myself the copy of a Roll of Armory,
intituled, 'Arma Nobilium de Coin. Staff.,' where it is said that le Counte de
Stafford post do or, a une cheveron de gules; and not far after it saith Antiquiora
insignia de Audele, Azure, trois choisers, or butterflies, de argent; and Monsieur
John de Chandose port de argent une pile de gules ;' whereby it appeareth that
the said Roll was made in the time of Edward III." (Edit. 1844., p. 102.) From
this it appears that Erdeswick's copy was in blazon.
This shield is blank in IIarl. MS. 6128, and also in Lord IIatherton's MS.
Vide post.
t After the marriage of Henry do Erdiugton with Maud, daughter of Roger de
Somerie, the Erdingtons bore Azure, two lions passant or-the Somerie coat with
the colours reversed. In the Roll of temp. Edw. II., Sir Henry de Erdington
bears the coat within a border gules. And, according to Dugdale, Sir Giles de
Erdington, who died 49 Edw. III., bore for his arms a bend over his two lions.































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THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


Sr Thomas Cawne.


S' John Perton.


S' Walter de Bentley.
Sr Robert de Swinnerton.

Sr William Newport.

Audley jadis.-In margin
Antiquiora Arma de
Audley."
Sr Henry Bushbury.

Sr John Chaundois.
Sr John de Hyde.

Sr Edward Butler.

S, Peirs de Cariswall.

Gresley.

*S" Benet de Sutton.

Sr Roger de Aston.

S John de Hampton.t


William Bentley.
John Hewet.


In Harl. MS. 1570, "Sir .


Per pale azure and gules, a
lion rampant double tailed
argent.
Azure, on a chevron gules be-
tween three pears pendent or,
as many bezants.
Argent, a chevron gules.
Argent, a cross form flord
sable.
Gules, on a canton sable a fleur-
de-lis argent.
Azure, three butterflies argent.


Argent, on a fesse cottised sable
three escallops of the field.
Argent, a pile gules.
Sable, a fesse between six mart-
lets argent.
Azure, a chevron between three
ewers or.
Argent, two bars each cottised
sable.
Vaire argent gutt6 de poix and
gules.
Argent, two bars gules within a
border engrailed sable.
Argent, a fesse and in chief three
lozenges sable.
Argent, on a chevron gules be-
tween three cinquefoils azure,
as many bezants.
Bendy or and sable.
Sable, a chevron engrailed between
three owls argent.

. Bennet, de Sutton," which is probably


correct, the coat being that of Bennet, not Sitton.
t Lord Hatherton's MS. and Harl. MS. 1570 add the crest, A wolf's head
couped sable.











24 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


*Harry Harville.

William de Strettay.

John de Swinerton.


Nicholas de Ruggeley.




Sr Thomas de Aston.
Sr Richard de Verdon.

tSr John de Touchet.
tS, Thomas Mawreward.
Sr Jacob de Pype.
Sr Thomas de Tamhorne.[|
Sr Robert Mawissin.
Sr Thomas Beeke.
Sr John Gyffard.
S' Hugh Wrottesbury.**

Sr John Grendon.
Sr Geffrey Congreve.tt


Argent, two lions passant in pale
sable, crowned or.
Argent, three buck's heads ca-
bossed or attired gules.
Argent, a cross form flory sable
within a border engrailed
gules.
Argent, on a chevron sable
three pierced mullets of the
field. Crest: A stag's head
erased or.
A blank shield.
Argent, fretty sable, on a canton
gules a martlet of the first.
A blank shield.
A blank shield.
A blank shield.
A blank shield.
Bendy gules and argent.
Gules, a cross ermine.
Or, a cross engrailed sable.
Or, three piles sable, a canton
ermine.
A blank shield.
A blank shield.


Harl. MS. 6128 and other MSS. give the field sable and the lions argent,
and it was so quartered by Comberford. See Harl. IMS. 1439, etc.
t Ermine, a chevron gules. (Harl. MS. 6128.)
t Shaweward in Harl. MIS. 1570.
James in Harl. MS. 6128, where the following arms are given-Azure,
crusnly or, two pipes conjoined in chevron of the last. Erdeswick says that Sir
James de Pipe, who lived 28 Edw. III., sealed with a chevron in a bordure plain,"
though his father, Robert, bore the arms above described.
|| Argent, a bugle horn strung between three escallops sable. (Harl. MS.
6128.)
This is an undoubted mistake. The coat is that of Ufford. In the Harl.
MS. 6128 the shield is blank; in MS. 1570 all'ss Ufford is added. It is curious
that in a Roll stated to be of the reign of Edward I., the same coat is ascribed to
Robert do Giffard, though in the margin is written "credo Utford,"
** Wrottesley alias Wrotsley" in lHarl. MS: 6128.
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Chetelton.*


John Boffrey.

Cornelius Wirley.
Nicholas Waringe.t

Edmonde at Lowe.

Ric'us Lewson.


Sr Thomas Sutton.

Sr William Warter.t

Sheldon.

Bromfeild.

|| Spilman.


Argent, on a chevron within a
border engrailed gules five
bezants.
Argent, a chevron between three
annulets sable.
Azure, three bugle horns argent.
Sable, three falcon's heads erased
argent.
Argent, a chevron between three
carpenter's squares sable.
Quarterly azure and gules, three
dexter hands couped at the
wrist argent.
Or, two lions passant in pale
azure.
Argent, a chevron engrailed be-
tween three chess-rooks sable.
Argent, on a bend gules, three
sheldrakes or.
Sable, on a chevron argent three
broom sprigs vert.
Quarterly : 1 and 4, Sable, plate
two flanches argent; 2 and 3,
Gules, a chief ermine.


William de Chettelton." (Harl. MS. 6128.)
f "De la Lee." (lb.)
: After this name in Harl. MS. 1570 is written Finis Rotuli." And there is
really no doubt that the ancient Roll ends with Thomas Sutton, the succeeding
coats being of a much later date. Who Sir William Warter was I have not ascer-
tained, but Burke (" General Armory ") states that a similar coat was borne by a
Sir Wm. Warter temp. Henry VIII. The same writer ascribes this coat to Warter
or Walter of Cundall, co. York, and it was allowed at the Visitation of Middlesex
in 1663 to William Walters of Edmonton. second son of Christopher Walters of
Cundall, co. York. The Walcots of Shropshire bear a somewhat similar coat.
The same coat was borne by Brome of Warwickshire. See the Visitation of
that county taken in 1619.
1] This is the coat of Spelman quartering Yarborough as borne by the famous Sir
Henry Spelman of Narborough, co. Norfolk (b. 1562, oh. 1641). Gwillim (first
ed. 1611, p. 253) gives a cut of these arms, and says, These coat-armors thus
marshalled are borne by Sir Henry Spelman, Knight, a man very studious, a
favourer of learning, and a careful preserver of antiquities." I have not been able
to discover any connection between this family and the county of Stafford.










26 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.

*Spilman. Quarterly: 1 and 4, as the last;
2 and 3, Gules, a cross patonce
between four trefoils slipped or.

IN DEAMBULATORIO BARONIS DE BURLEYGH APUD
TI'IBAULDE'S.t


Dominus Stafford.
Comes Essex.

Dominus Audley.
Dominus Dudley.

Dominus Pagett.



Walterus Aston, miles.

Gresley.
Litleton all's Westcote.


Egerton.

Bagenholtc.




Fleetwoode.


Or, a chevron gules.
Argent, a fesse gules, in chief
three torteaux.
Gules, fretty or.
Or, a lion rampant double tailed
vert.
Sable, on a cross engrailed be-
tween four eagles displayed
argent five lions passant of the
field.
Argent, a fesse sable, in chief
three lozenges of the last.
Vaire ermine and gules.
Argent, a bend cottised sable
within a border engrailed gules
bezant6.
Gules, a fesse ermine between
three pheons argent.
Sable, an inescutcheon argent
charged with a leopard's face
gules within an orle of eight
martlets of the second.
Per pale nebul6 or and azure, six
martlets, 2, 2, and 2, counter-
changed.


The quartering is Manning of Downe, Kent, confirmed 1577 (Papworth).
A similar coat is ascribed to Manning of Norfolk.
f Theobald's, Herts, then the seat of the famous Lord Burleigh, but afterwards
the royal palace of King James I., who acquired it from Sir Robert Cecil in ex-
change for Hatfield. We learn from a survey of crown lands, made in 1650 by the
Parliamentary Commissioners, that on the east side of the house was a cloister and
over it a long gallery, called the Green Gallery," in which were excellently well
painted" the arms of the noblemen and gentlemen in the severall shires in
England."


















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THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


Wrottesley.

Fowler.


Stafford, Bagott.

Griffith.


Okeover.

Wirley.


Sneyde.


Salte.

Erdeswike.

Agard.


Minors.

Draycott.

Kinardesley.


Or, three piles sable, a canton
ermine.
Azure, on a chevron between
three lions rampant or, as
many crosses crosslet sable.
Or, a chevron between three
martlets gules.
Gules, on a fesse dancett6 argent
between six lions rampant or,
three martlets sable.
Ermine, a chief gules charged
with three bezants.
Argent, a chevron engrailed be-
tween three bugle horns sable,
stringed or.
Argent, a scythe and snead, blade
in chief sable, in the dexter
chief a fleur-de-lis.
Argent, a chevron couped be-
tween three mullets sable.
Argent, a chevron gules charged
with five bezants.
Argent, a chevron gules between
three boar's heads couped close
sable.
Gules, a fesse argent between
three plates.
Paly of six or and gules, a bend
ermine.
Argent, a fesse vaire or and gules
between three eagles displayed
of the last.


THE SEALE OF THE TOWNE OF STAFFORDE.
[Here is a trick of the Seal.]
The Towne of Stafforde, hed borrough of the County, is
ancyently corporate and privileged by Kinge . . Whereof
at the tyme of this present Visitac'on Nicholas Woodhouse










28 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.

and Frauncis Lee were Baylifes and Justices of Peace within
the libertyes therof, Frauncys Cradocke recorder of the sayde
Towne, likewise Justice of Peace w'thin the liberties therof; and
these whose names hereafter ensue were of the companies and
brotherhood of the same Towne that is to say: Mathew Cra-
docke, Thomas Whitby, Martyn Nowell, James Shirewood,
William Blackborne, John Homersley, Roberte Lee, Edmond
Blore, Richard Sterton, George Cradocke, Thomas Dorrington,
Edward Lee, Richard Cotton, William Morres, William Dun-
calf, Richard Dorington, and Willyam Phillippes.

THE SEALE OF THE TOWNE OF LEICHFEILDE.
[Here is a trick of the Seal.]
The Cittie of Lichfeilde, in the Countye of Stafforde, is in-
corporated by the name of Baylifes, Burgesses, Cittizens, and
the Commonaltye of the same Cyttie, by the noble prince of
famous memory Kinge Edwarde the Sixth, in the first year
of his Raigne. And at the tyme of this present Visitac'on of
Staffordsheirc were Baylifes therof, John Chatterton and
Humfrey Ilsley; and John Blounte was sherife. And these,
whose names doe herafter followed, were then Citizens and of
the Corporation of the same Cittye, that is to saye : Humfrey
Lowe, Nicholas Birde, James Weston, John Feckenam, George
Bagshawe, Walter Whitwicke, Thomas Tewe, John Walkelate,
George Holmes, Humfrey Madocke, John Burnes, Will'um
Baylie, John Byrde, Henry Hanson, Roger Perkins, John
Lovate, Rob'te Dale, Synion Byddulle, John Ampe, Kenelnus
Hawkes, Richard Burwaye, Richard Otteley, and James
Cruchley. Moreover Thomas Edgerton esqr Solliciter to the
Queene's Matie was then Recorder, and Richarde Broughton
was Stewerde of the libertyes of the same Cittye.

THE COMI'ON SEALE OF THE BURGH OF NEWCASTLE UNDER LYNE.
[Here is a trick of the Seal.]
The Towne and Burgh of Newcastle under Lyne is antyently
incorporated by Kinge IH. 3, Kinge of Ingland an0 reg' sui 19
by the name of Mayor and Burgeses; wherof was mayor at the











THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


tyme of this present Survey and visitac'on Raulph Edgerton,
esqr. And these following were at that tyme the Aldermen
there, viz., Sr Raulph Edgerton, Knight, Raulph Sneyd, esqr,
Richard Pateson, Thomas Cleyton, Randoll Baginhould,
Thomas Dale, and Edward Brette, esquiers.


THE DOUBTFUL ARMS OF STAFFORDSHIRE.

[The ensuing list does not appear in the Stukeley MS. nor
in the (presumed) Original, but it is given in Lord Hatherton's
MS. and several other copies of the Visitation. It no doubt
contains those coats which were disallowed or respited by
Glover. I here print it from the Harl. MS. 1570, where, as
the Harleian Catalogue has it, the arms are hastily tricked
within printed escocheons." It is there headed, "Here be-
ginneth the doubtful Armes of Staffordshire."]


John Brettayne, of Seres-
cott and Tamworth.
Raufe Aderley, of Coton.


John Skevington, of Fysh-
erwyke.
Sir John Bowes, of Elford.


*Sir Symond Weston, of
Lichfield.


Azure, a bend between six mul-
lets or.
Argent, on a bend azure three
lozenges or, each charged with
a pheon gules.
Argent, three bull's heads erased
sable.
Ermine, three bows strung in
pale gules, in the dexter chief
a fleur-de-lis . .
Ermine, on a chief azure five
bezants, a martlet gules for
difference.


An evident interpolation, for Sir Simon was not a knight in 1583, and his
father, James Weston, was then living. The latter made his will in 1589, and
therein names his son James, then under twenty-four years of age, and his son and
heir Simon. It may be here mentioned that the elaborate pedigree of Weston
printed in Harwood's Erdeswick was fabricated in 1632 for Richard, Lord
Weston, then Lord Treasurer of England. (Vide Mr. Chester-Waters's Memoirs
of the Chesters of Chicheley.") It should be added that Sir Simon does not appear
in the lists of doubtful coats given in Lord Hatherton's MS. and in the Harl,
MSS. 1077, 1173.











30 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


*Edmund James, of Wor-
cestershire.







Humfrey Wolverston, of
Stotfeild.


Humfrey Everard, of Whit-
tington.

Raufe Mynors, of Utoxeter.

Peter Roos, of Swynes-
head (extra Comitat.).
Edmund Bradock, of Ad-
baston.
Edward Manwaring, of
Whitmore.
Edward Brett, of Kele.


Gilbert Astley, of Patis-
hall.
Edmund Blount, of Burton.


Edward Swinerton of Ec-
cleshall.


Azure, on a chevron between
three lions passant guardant
or, as many escallops sable.
Crest: A cubit arm vested
bendy sinister or and azure,
holding in the hand proper a
hawk's lure gules, garnished,
etc., gold.
Sable, a fesse wavy between three
wolf's heads erased or. Crest:
Under a tree a wolf statant,
all proper.
Gules, on a fosse between three
estoiles argent, as many pierced
mullets sable.
Gules, a fesse argent between
three plates.
Azure, three water bougets or.

Argent, a greyhound courant
within a border engrailed sable.
Argent, two bars gules, in chief
a mullet for difference.
Argent, on a chevron azure three
bezants, in chief an annulet

Azure, a cinquefoil pierced
ermine.
Nebul6 or and sable, within a
border compon6 argent and
gules.
Argent, a cross form6e flory sable,
debruised with a bendlet gules.


Edmund James was doubtless a member of the family seated at Astley and
Forfield Court in the county of Worcester, of which a pedigree will be found in
Harl. MS. 6128. Edmund James of Swinford Regis was admitted to the Inner
Temple in 1548. One Edmund James was steward of the manor of Himley temp.
Elizabeth; his son, Walter James of Enville, gent., was one of the witnesses
examined in an Exchequer suit relating to lands in Himley a 1587, and was then
" aged 43 or thereabouts."
















ebtigremS.










( 33 )


abbedtcr of Coton.


Thomas Adderley of they-Joane, the da. of John
Blackhaghe in the Coun- Thirkell of Smallwood
tye of Stafford. in Com. Stafforde.


Joane, eldest, mar. Elizabeth, mar.
to Rob'te Smithe to Will'm
of Brandston. Peverell.


Alice, mar. to John Cogniers
de Com. Ebor.


I
John Adderley,
second sonne,
mar. Elene, the
widdowe of one
Gilbert.


I
Humfrey Adderley,
Groome of the Robes
to the Queene's
Matie ; inar. first da.
of North de Cornm.
Notts, after da. of
Capell.


I
Margare, the da.iRaulf Adderley of Cotton in=Phelice, da. of Henry
of Thomas Bagot the County of Stafford, Esqr, Milwarde in Comn.
of Blithefelde, Justice of Peace; nowe liv- Derby ; second wife.
Esqr; first wife. inge in anno 1583.

I I I I I I I I I 1I
Richard Adder- Will'm, eldeste Thomas, 2 sonne. Elene, eldest da.
ley, eldeste sonne by the -
sonne, wtatis second wife, Raulf, 3 sonne. Dorothe, 2 da.
26 annor' anno mstat. 23 an'or' -
1583. 1583. John, 4 sonne. Grace, 3 da.
Walter, 5 sonne. Mary, 4 da.

George, 6 sonne.

R. ADDERLEY.


I
Thomas
Adderley,
eldest sonne,
mar. Joane,
da. of Rob't
Warner.


I
George
Adderley,
5 sonne,
died in
Fraunce,
sans
yssne.











34 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


rIblastr of ?tontgbon.

ARMS.-Ermine, a cross-bow bent gules.
A trick of a seal containing the same arms on a circular shield, and
an ostrich feather encircled by a ducal coronet for crest. Legend:
"SEEL EDMOND ARBALASTIER." Over it: "Taken after an old scale
in brasse,"

Thomas Arblaster.-==


Richarde Arblaster.=Maulde, syster of Sr Lewis Bagotte, Knighte.


HumfreyArblaster.==Catherin, da. of Thomas Laynham of Stafford-
sheire.

Thomas Arblaster of Longdon in=. . da. of ....
Coin. Stafford. Martyn.


I I I I
George Arblaster. . John Arblaster, Jane A
of Longdon, nowe 2 sonne. to Will
living, 1583. of CauC
Michaell Arblaster, Derb.
3 sonne.

Thomas Arblaster, only sonne and heire.


rblaster, mar.
I'm Hollande
Wall in Com.


THOMAs ARBLASTER.


Frauncis, mar. to Ric. Callangwoodc of Alice, unmarried.
Caudwall in Coin. Derb.


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THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.



a mbinburt of IFtmbiurst.*
John Ashenhurst of AshenhurstTJane, d. of ....
in the County of Staff. Twyford.


John Ashenhurst, eldest sonne, mar. Margery,j=
d. of . . Collyer of . .


Thomas, 2 sonne.

Laurence, 3 sonne.

Rauf, 4 sonne.


I
Anne, mar. to
Thomas Sher-
ard of Bag-
enall in Com.
Staff.


I
Johane, mar.
to George
Hill of Mes-
ham in Com.
Derby.


Will'm, 2 sonne,
sans yssue.

I
Grace, first
maryed to John
Manyfold, after
to Arthur Many-
fold.


Joyce Miller,= John AshenhnrstTAlice, d. of John=Catherine, sister
da. of John of Ashenhurst in Belott de Morton to Philip Okover
Miller al's Com. Staff., now in Com. Cestr.; 2 of Okover.
Ferne; first lyving 1583. wyf.
wyf.

Thomas, sans yssue. John, sans yssue.


Rauf Ashenhurst of Ashen-
hurst, mar. Elizabeth, d.
& heire of Will'm Beard
of Beard in Corn. Derby.


John,
sans
yssue.


I 1
Dorothe, mar.
to John Rothe-
wall of Leeke
in Com. Staff.


1 2
Margaret, mar.
to Nicholas
Rayner of Duf-
feld in Com.
Derby.


I 3
Elizabeth, mar. to Thomas
Lownes of Redcarth in
Com. Staff.


14
Anne, un-
'maryed.


S5
Joyce, mar. to Arthur
Bulkelegh of Stanlo in
Com. Staff.


JOHN ASSHENHURST.


In the presumed original (Queen's College MS.) this pedigree is crossed out;
and, as will have been seen (ante, p. 15), John Ashenhurst of Ashenhurst was
publicly disclaimed at Uttoxeter. This John died Oct. 20, 1597, and has a brass in
Leek Church, whereon are represented the following arms: Or, a cockatrice, the
tail terminating in a serpent's head and nowed sable, the comb, wattles, and head
gules, in the beak a sprig vert. Crest: A cockatrice as in the arms. According to
the Harl. MS. 1570, these bearings were granted by Dethick, Garter, in 1603,
perhaps for the special purpose of being played on this monument. There is a
drawing of the brass in Mr. Sleigh's History of Leek," facing p. 73.











36 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


a6tltr of vatrtjul.
Thomas de Astley,=Elizabetha, filia Thomm de Bello-
D'n's do Astley. campo, Comitis Warwici.
.. .. . .. . .


Will'm's de Astley,=fCatherina, soror
D'n's de Astley, Baronis de Wil-
miles. loughby.


Thomas Astley,=Elizabetha, filia
miles, filius et hieres Rie'di
Thorm, Ar.; Harecourt,
sed qiuare ?* militias.


Jobanna, nnica filia et Thomas=FJohanna, Johannes de Aste- . .
hmeres, ux. s'c'da Regi- Astley, filia ley, inclitissimii
naldi D'ni Grey de Ar. Thomne ordinis Equestris
Ruthin. == Greseley, Garterij, militis.
4.- militis.


Thomas Astley de Pates- 3Margareta, filia Will'm's de Joh'es de.
hill in Com. Staff.; se- Thoune Butler, Astley. Astley, de-
pultus apud Wolver- militis,etEliza- collatus.
hampton ano 1 R. 3. betlie xoris Hugo de
ejus. Astley.

WilI'm's Astley, Ricardus Astley J.Tohnnna, filia Joh'is Oteley de
sine prole. do Patteshill. Pichford in Com. Salop, et sume
conujugis, filim Blonnt.


Thomas deTMarin, filia et una hbredum
Astley de Gilherti Talbot de Grafton,
Pateshill. militias.


Jana. uxor Thonmme Bagot
de Blithfeild. -

Ricardus Bagott.


I I I
Gilbertus Astley deoDorothea, filia Thomtm Joh'es Elizabetha,nupta
Pateshill in Comin. Giflard do Chillinton Astley. Joh'i Wroteslcy
Staff., Ar., modo in Com. Staf., Ar. de Wrotesley in
sup'stes in ano Com. Staff.
1583.
Thomas Astley,iMnrgoria, filia Walteri Aston de
p'mogenitus. I Ticksall in Com. Stafford, militis.

Walterus Astley.
The doubt here thrown upon the parentage of Sir Thomas Astley is curious,
for Dugdale and all the genealogists agree in making him second son of Thomas by
Elizabeth Beauchamp, daughter of Guy (not Thomas as above), Earl of Warwick,


I










THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


2Ston of ei'afl.
ARMS.-Quarterly-1. Argent, afesse, and in chief three lozenges sable.
[AsToN.] 2. Or, a cross patonce gules. [FREVILLE.] 3. Bendy
or and azure. [MONTFORT.] 4. Gules, two bars gemelles argent,
over all a bendlet of the last. [WELSH.] 5. Sable, on a chevron
argent between three lion's heads erased or, as many cinquefoils of
the field. [STAUXTON.] 6. Or, three bends gules. [BYRON.]
CREST.-A bull's head couped or, the horns argent, tipped sable. (A
second Crest is given in Lord Hatherton's MS., viz., A chapeau,
issuant therefrom on either side a bull's horn proper.)

Rogerus de Aston, 35 E. 3.=


Thomas de Aston, filins et heares.


Johanna; uxor=Rogerus* Aston,=Jocosa, filia et coheres
s'c'da. miles, obijt Baldwini Frevill, militis;
1447. uxor p'ma.


Jane, ux. Roger
Draycoft.
(Hatherton MS.)


Isabella, uxor Rica
Bagot de Blithefel


I
Robertns Aston, miles, deTJohanna, soror Will'mi
Haywood et de Parkhall Brereton, militis.
in Coam. Stafford.


rdi=r-
d.


Johannes=Elizabetha, Parnell, ux.
Aston, filia Johan- Rich. Bydulfe.
obijt nis Delves, (Hatherton
1483. militis. MS.)


Johannes Bagot.=
I
Ludovicus Bagot, miles.T=

II
Thomas Bagot.=


Ricardus Bagot.


I
Ricardus
Aston, 2.


I
Robertus Aston,
3 filings.


According to Lord Hatherton's MS., this Roger was the son of Thomas de
Aston, Kt., by Elizabeth, sister and coheir of Reginald Lee, which Thomas was son
of Roger, and grandson of another Roger de Aston, living 19 E. 1, and 35 E. 3.










38 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


Johannes Byron de Clayton=Margeria, filia Johannis
in Com. Lane., miles. I Boothe de Barton.


Nicholaus Byron, Ricardus Byron, s'e'd's filius, Elena, nupta
miles. pater AMargerie Staunton. Waltero Blount.


Thomas Welshe de Onlepy7\Margeria Staunton, Johanna, uxorWill'mi
in Com. Lcycestria. hoeres. Basset de Blore.


Thomas, miles.t=f


Elena, uxor=Will'm's Lit-,=Maria, filia Whit- Elizabetha,uxorp'ma
prima, filia tleton, miles. j ington; uxors'c'da. Rad'i Shirley, militis.
et una
heredu'. I
Johannes Anna, nupta Thomer Pulteney, militi.
Littleton.
I
Franciscus Pulteney.


Eliz., ux. Bassett Isabella, nupta
of Blore. Humfrido
(Hatherton MS.) Okeover de
Okeover.


Vill'm's
Aston,
s'c'd's
filins.


I I
Elena, Isabella.
Una istarum
nupta fuit Thomre
Curzon de Crox-
hall inCom.Derb.


I I
Maria, nupta Katherina, nupta
Simoni Hare- Will'mo Gresley
court de de Colton, militi.
Staunton.


Johannes AstonTJohanna, filia
de Tycksall, et heroes, alibi
miles, obijt Elena.
1523.


I
Jana, filia Thomm==Edwardus=Maria,
Bowles de Castro Aston de filia
de Penhow in Tycksall, Henrici
Southwallia, miles, Vernon,
militis, in Com. obijt militis.
Carmarden. 1568.


I
Anna.


I
Francisca, nupta Roberto
Nedeham de Schenton in
Com. Salop.


I











THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A,D. 1583.


I
Walterus Aston=Elizabetha, filia
de Tycksall, Jacobi, ac soror
miles, modo Ricardi Leve-
superstes, anno son, militias.
1583.


I
Leonardus
Aston,
duxit re-
lictam
Creswall.


Anthonius Aston de
Parkhall in Com. Staff.,
duxit relictam Borows*
de Com. Lincoln.


I I
Maria, filiaEdwardus==Anna, filia Robe
Joh'is Aston, Thomm s'c'd's
Spenser, Ar. Lucy de duxit
militias; Com.Warr., Dalys
uxor p'ma. militias.


Filius, sine p'le. Filis dum.


Will'm's, 4 filius.

Devcreux, 5 filius.

Hastingus, 6 filius.


Jana, nupta
Will'mo
Crumpton
de Stone in
Com. Staff.


rtus Aston,
films,
filiam
0O1l.


1 2
Margeria, nupta
Thomoe filio
primogenito
Gilberti Astley
de Patishill in
Com. Staff.


I
Ricardus
Aston, 3
filius, dnuxit
relictam
Clerke.


I3
Eleonora, nupta
Peytoe de
Chesterton in
Com. Warw.


14 15 6
Maria. Elizabetha, promissa Basilio Feldinge Catherina.
de Neuenham in Com. Warw.




$agot of 33Iitffifb.

AEMS.-Quarterly-1 and 4. Argent, a chevron gules between three
martlets sable. [BAGOT.] 2. Or, a lion rampant, doubled tailed
gules. [BLITHFIELD.f ] 3. Per pale dancetlte argent and sable.
[MALoRY.]
CREST.-In a ducal coronet or, a goat's head argent, horned gold.
Rad'phus Bagott, miles, de Bagotts Bromeley.


Joh'es Bagot, miles.=Beatrix, filia Joh'is Villiers, militis.
A
Relict of Henry Borough of Stowe in Lincolnshire, by whom he had issue,
Edward, Walter, and John, of whom Edward had a dau.," and Walter had a son
of his own name. (Hatherton MS.)
t Sic in Stukeley MS., but 2 is Malory, and 3 BUlthfield.


I


I










40 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


Kniveton port g. un
cheveron varri ar. et sa.


I I
Elizabetha, R'c'dus==Isabella, filia J
nupta Kni- Bagot, Rob'ti As- C
veton. Ar. ton, militis. h
C


Joh'es Bagot, Ar.,=Isabella, filia
obijt 24 Junii, Johannis Curson
1480. de Essex.


Port p'ti p' pale sa. et g.
un lyon rampt. argent.


I
ana, uxor Joh'is
urson, filii et
ceredis Joh'is
urson.


Margareta,
uxor Hen.
Bradborne,
postea ux.
Davenport.


Curson de Essex port ar.
sur un fesse g. 3 testes
dazur (sic) arg. couple.


I
Matildis, ux. Ric'di
Arblaster, filii et
hoer. Tho. Arblaster.


I
Aleonora, ux. Rob'ti
Cawardin, fil. et
hzer. Thomm.


Anna, uxor ter-7Lodovicus Bagot,miles pro=Margareta, ux.=Uxor 5,
tia, filia Nicholai Corpore Regis H. 7. Obiit 4, filia Ric. relicta.
Montgomery, 31 Maii 1534. Vernon
militis. Emma, uxor ejus p'ma,
filia Kniveton.=
I I


Johannes Bagot, duxit
filiam Thome Boteler
de Beansey, mil., et
obiit sine exitu.


Jana, ux.
Jacobi
Thirkeld.


Elena,
uxor
Tho.
Meverell.


Elizabetha,
ux. Georgii
Est de
Yardley.


.... filia
nupta
Bydolph
deEccles-
ball.


I I I
Edwardus Stephanus Bagot, 3 filius, duxit Thoma
Bagot, Anna', filiam Thomte Josceline Bagot,
2 filius. de Corn. Essex, militis. Ar.


Jana, nupta Brreton, filio Uriani Brerton, militis.
Ja Ina, nupta Brereton, filio Uriani Brereton, militis.


I
Joh'es
Bagot,
2 filius.


s=T=Jana, filia
Rie'di Astley
de Pateshill.




I
Margarita, ux.
Radulphi
Adderley, Ar.


I
Isabell, ux.
Will' Dun-
holme, filii
et hoeredis
Will'mi.


I
Anna, uxor
Rob'ti
Kniveton,
filii et
hieredis
Joh'is.


Ricardus Bagot dcAMaria, filia Will'mi
Blithfield in Coin. | Saunders de Welford
Staff., Ar., modo in Com. North'pt'.
superstes ano 1583.










































































Ran-v S4. fferal zhc 'Vt' A* mI7v/











THE VISITATION OF STAFPPORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


II
Walterus Bagot,
p'mogenitus
filius, natus
24 Octob. 1557.
Anthonius Bagot,
natus 20 No. 1558.


Iagata
Iargareta.


I I I
Anna, nupta Dorothea.
Ric'do Broughton, -
30 Julii 1577. Letecia.
Ipsa nata fuit
xj Maij 1555.

RICHARD BAGOT.


33agsaiu of arvufll.

AnMS.-Or, a bugle horn sable, stringed vert, between three roses gules.

Nicholas Bagshawe of Abney in Com. Derbye.=-
I
Nicholas Bagshawe=. . da. of Browne of
of Abneye. Chapell in Frithe.


Nicholas BagshawefElizabeth, da. of Humfrey Ruggeley
of Abney. I of Longdon in Com. Staff.


Nicholas Bagshawe=Joane, da.
of Abney in Com. of Rob'te
Derby, nowe living, Linaker.
and of Farwell in
Com. Staff., 1583.


I
Elizabeth, eldeste da.,
oetat. 7 an'or' 1583.


III
Edwarde, 2 sonne,
mar.
Will'm, 3 sonne.


I I
Rob'te 5.
Thomas,
6 sonne.


Osmonde, 4 sonne.

I
Nazarethe,
2 da.
NICHOLAS BAGSHAW.










42 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


Coicrnage alnt artrain of 3arla6ton.

EX VETERE QUODAM SCRIPT IN PARGAMEN' 14 SEPTEMBRIS 32 H. 8.

[Three small escutcheons: 1, on a chevron five roundles; 2, two bars
and a canton; 3, two barulets, between in chief a lion passant to
the sinister, and in base a chevron. A circular seal, thereon a
shield charged with a saltire engrailed, on the saltire in the dexter
chief a pheon, in the centre of the saltire an inescutcheon
charged with a chevron. Over : S. BERTRAM DE LEWIN."
This scale in brasse shewed by George Bartram of Barleston
at Stone the 7 of August 1583." See Plate.]


Hughe Cokenage, called Lorde of
Cokenage, and Alice his wife.
"r


David of Cokenage This D
and Hawise his brother
wife. gon of
__inl Coke
| gave t
Peter of Cokenage mess'
and Alice his wife. Landes
Sin fee i


Geffry of Cokenage and
Isabell his wife.


Will'm of Cokenage and
Alice his wife.

I I
Will'm of Cokenage Rob'te,
and Joane his wife. entered
This Will'm entayl- the la
ed all his landes to should
John his sonne and the da.
his wife, pro defco' of Will
rem' Eve filia.
.- .


)avy g
a m
land
enage.
to W
and
in th
or ev


ave to Raulf his Raulf of Coken-
ess' place & oxe- age and Isabell
es in fee for ever his wife.
Alsoe this Davy __
ill'm Bertram a [
an oxegon of John of Coken-
ie same Cokenage age and Alice
er. his wife.
-F-


Joane of Cokenage was mar. to John
the sonne of Will'm Bartram.


2 sonnc
into al
nd tha
be Eve's
& heir
I'm.


Henry Bertram and John.
Phillippa his wife.

I I I
, Richarde. Will'm Nicholas.
1 Bertram
t and Eve
his wife.
e


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THE VISITATION OP STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


A| |_____
I I
John of Eve, sister and heire of John, was wedded to John of
Cokenage the Hall of Bucknall, to the wch marriage Will'm her
and his father gave all his mess', landes, and ten' in Bloreton
wife Mar- in fee tayle ; the wch John and Eve had noe yssue.
gery, dyed The sayde Eve toke to her husband Roger Wolriche;
sans yssue. the sayde Roger and Eve made estate by fine at Westmr
of all the mess', landes, and rentes in Bloreton and
Cokenage (the web was Eve's by guifte and by descent
of her father) to twoe prests called John Globard and
Richard Ford ; the weh John Globarde was sonne to
Thomas Globard ; the wch Thomas had yssue Eve his
da.; the wch Eve was wedded to Will'm Bertram,
father of John Bartram, the father of Hughe that was
right heire by descente of bloud and by fine.

John Bertram and Joane his wife.==
I
Hughe Bertram, that was right heire to all the Landes that were Will'm
Bartram's, and also of Ralf of Cokenage, and also for default of
yssue of Davy Cokenage, the elder brother, and all the progeny that came
of him, the sayde Hughe is heire to all the Landes, rentes, and services.
The sayde Hughe Bertram, Agnes & Joane his wives, had yssue

I I t I I I I
John Bertram andT Will'm. Richarde. Hughe.
Hellene his wife. -
I Thomas. James. Rob'te.

Anne, 1 wife, da. of ... .T=John Bertram,=Agnes, 2 wife, da of
Weste de Com. Warw., Agnes and Anne James Lawton of
Ar. his 2 wives. Churchlawton.


John Bertram, mar. War-= Thomas 2. James. Edwarde.
burghe, da. of James[ -
Lawton. Hughe 3. Randall.

George Bartram of Barleston and=Margaret, sister to Sr Ralf & Sr
Cokenage, living 1583. Nich. Baginholde.

I I I I
Will'm Bartram,T=Elizabeth, da. of John Legh George. Warburghe.
eldest sonne. | of the Ridge. -
I Grace.
Margarette, only da.











THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


33anrcttt, efnrll, etc.

Rob'tus Warde.


Johanna, nupta Hugoni Meignill, senior.
--


Giles Meynill,= Hugo Meynill.

Ricardus Meynill.=


Hugo Meynill.=
I


Cecilia.


I I
ne, Reignalde=Thomasin.=Hughe
. to Dedike Erdiswik
. vell 2 husband
iton. Dethicke,
first
husband.


I
Joane, mar. to . .
Tikill al's Tikhill.

I
Walter Tikill.


Thomas Tykhill.


I
Margaret, mar. to
Raulin Basset.
T
I
Wil1'm Basset.


Will'm Basset.


I I
Margaret, Alice, mar.
e, mar. to to . .
d. John Aston;
Dedike died s.p.
vell Roger
Dethike.


(Sic.) John Dethike
al's Thomas.
'-l-

Will'm Dethike.


Thomas Dethike.
Thomas Dethike.


Memorandum that the aforesayde Hugh Meynill was heire unto Warde and
to Maynell, and was seased of the manners of Langley, Kingley, Newhall, and
Hartishorne Staunton.
Wherof Joane had to her p'te Staunton-Harolde, Tyssington, & Upton, w1h
other landes. Thomasin had to her p'te Langley, Kingley, wth the advouson of the
Church. And Margaret had to her parte Newhall, Hartshorne, wth the advouson
Staunton Warde.
Memorand., that I, Phillip Dedike, a man of fourscore years of age & more,
Witnesseth and saith that Sr Hugh Maynell, Knight, had iiij daughters, of wch 4
daughters S' Will'm Dedike, at that tyme thresorer of England, had the custody,
and maryed one of them to Aston, and another to Clinton, and the other twoe were
wedded to his 2 sonnes Reignolde and Roger. Item, the da. wch Aston maryed died
without yssue of her body, and the lande of the sayde Sr Hugh Maynell was parted
betwixte the sayde sisters. And the sayd Reignold Dedike wedded Thomasin, and
had by her twoe daughters, Margaret & Joane, and after the death of the sayde
Reignolde, one Hughe Erdeswike wedded the same Thomasyne, and had noe yssue
by her. Margaret Raulin Basset wedded, and had by her yssue Will'm, father to
Will'm that nowe is, and Joane one Tykill wedded.


Joa
mar

Clii











THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


3auctt of 3Iorc antib ittt .
ARMs.-Quarterly-1. Argent, three piles gules, on a canton of the first a
griffin segreant sable. [BASSETT.] 2. Gules, a cross ermine.
[BEKE.] 3. Vaire argent and sable. [3MEYNELL.] 4. Sable, a
lion rampant argent. [EVERDON.] 5. Argent, three bends gules.
[BYRON.] G. Argent, a bend azure charged with three annulets
or, in the sinister chief a cross-crosslet fitch of the second.
[CLAYTOX.]
CREST.-In a ducal coronet or, a boar's head gules.
A second shield as above, except that between Beke and
Meynell is inserted another quartering, viz., (Argent), a fesse
vaire (or and gules) between three water bougets (sable).
[DETHICKE.]
3MOTTO.-En esperance d'avoir.
Will'm Bassett of=j=Elizabeth, da. of ThomasTllenry Cokayne,
Blore and Grendon MAeverell of Throwley, 2 husband.
in Com. Staff., Esq', Esq.
and of Langley in
Corn. Derb. Margaret, mar. to John Woodson of
Litlehales in Coin. Salop.

II I
Thomas Frauncis Anne, daughter--Sr Will'm Bassett= Elenor,
Bassett, Bassett. of Sr Thomas of Blore, Kt, mar. 3 wife,
2 sonne, Cokayne of to his 2 w. Isabell, da. of
mar. da. Ashbnrne in the widowe of Jo.....
of .. . Corn. Derby, Bradborue, da. & Littleton,
= Knighte. coheire of Richard wid. of
I of Ridware. Cotes.


I I
Edw. Bassett of Hintes, Divers
mar. da. of .. . Chet- daughters.
winde of . ..


Maulde, mar. to Ra. Okover
of Okover in Corn. Staff., Esqr.


I I
Will'm==Elizabeth, da. Thorn
Bassett of S, Anthony 2 so
of Blore Fitzherbertof Elene
and of Norbury, Cotes
Langley, Knight. cott i
Esqr. Salop.


Will'm Bassett of Blore in Corn.
Staff., and of Langley in Corn.
Derby, Esq'; nowe living, 1583.


1 1
las Bassett, Franncis, Margarett,
nne, mar. 3 sonne, mar. to Rich.
,da. of .... died sans Copwood of
of Wood- yssue. Tatridge in
n Corn. Corn. Her-
* == ford.


Will'm Bassett of Fole in Dorothe.
Corn. Staff.; nowe living,
1583.
WILL'M BASSETT,











46 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


$ascdtt anti egcrton.
John Bassett de Chedley, 6 Ed. 2.=


Joh'es Bassett de Chedley, miles,=Johanna, filia et
44 Ed. 3, 6 H. 4. heres ....


Edmundus Rad'ph's Basset=F=Matildis, filia ReginaldusFThomasina,
Basset, de Nuplace, et et hEres Dethike, 3 filia et una
obijt sine postea de Ched- Thomae Beke f. Dethike. hteredum
p'le 1429, ley, 9 H. 4. et Alicim, Hugonis de
8 H. 6. p'mae uxoris, Meynill.
suam que obijt
9 H. 5.


Rad'ph's Bassett de Margareta, filia et sola=Nicholaus Montgomery,
Chedley, et de Blore, hteres Regi. Dethike, filius Nich. Montgomery,
et Grendon, 30 H. 6. qute obijt 1466. militis; 2 mar.

I I
Will'm's Bassett de=. . Cecilia, uxor Hugonis Johannes Biron,
Chedley, Blore, et Erdeswike, filii Hen. miles.
Grendon, 34 H. 6, __
et de Langley.
Ricardus Biron.=Lucia.

Will'm's Basset,Viscomes=Johanna, filia et co- Margeria, uxor Thomri
Stafford in an'o 6 E. 4, hberes Rio. Biron, Welshe de Onlep in
sup'stes 5 H. 7, senior. filii Joh'is Biron, Com. Leic.
militis.

Will'm's Basset, junior,wElizabetha, filia Thoma= Henricus Cokayn,
21 H. 7, de Blore et Meverell de Throwley, 2 maritus.
de Langley in Com. junioris, Ar.
Derb.

Will'm's Bassett de Blore,=Anna, filia Thome Cokayn
Grendon, et Langley, miles. I de Ashburne, militis.


Will'm's Basset de=Elizabetha, filia Anthonij Fitzherbert
Blore. de Norbery, militis.
A Will'm's Basset, modo superstes, 1583.












THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


IA


I 22 E. 4. 1 1
nnes Basset, primo- Rad's=Elena, filia Nicholaus Bas
tusfilius, duxitElizab., Basset, Hugonis filius,duxitEli
a Joh'is Aston, militis, 2filius. Eggerton filia' Nic. A
iit sine exitu. de Wrin- gomery, milit
hill, Ar. obiit s.p.


MIargareta, filia et hmres, nupta Rad'o Egerton de Ridley in
Com. Cestrie. T


Richardus Egerton de Ridley, miles.=


Rad'us Egerton de Ridley, nunc 1583.


set, 3
enam,
Mont-
is, et


13a^tctt bt 'aptcott, EQlatirc, 31eorr, Ornmlon,
ct iltbborougij.


(Barry nebulde of
six argent and
sable; in trick.)


Will'm's Bassett, cui Osbertus Basewinus
dedit manerium de Chedle in Com. Staff.,
t'pe Regis H. 2; quo tempore ipse Os-
bertus tenuit in eodem Com. tria feoda
militaria de D'no Rob'to de Stafford, ut
apparent in libro rubeo Scaccarij.


Rad's Basset, junior, filius.=T
(Arms as above, with a label
gules.)


Rad's, filius Rad. Rob'tus Basset,=-=
Basset, cui Rad's tenuit 20 libra-
Basset de Sap- tas terrte de
cote dedib 62 rege in capite
acras terre in in Com. Nott.
Cheddle, tenend' et Derb., an
deproed'c'oRad'o 38 H. 3, 1253.
de Sapcote, p'
fine levat' an'o
56 H. 3. -T
\A B


Symon Basset, D'n's de=
Chedley.
(Nebul6 argent & sable.)


Rad's Basset de Sape-
cote, D'n's de Chedley,
per fine levat' ano 56
H. 3, dedit terras in
Chedle, Rad'o filio Radi'
Basset; fruit sumonitus
inter Barones ad Parlia-
mentu', ao 49 H. 3.

T:_____i


Joha
geni
filia
et oAt











48 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.

A BJ c

Will'm's Basset de Joh'es Basset, sup'stes t'pe E. ..Uxorejus
Com. Nott., t'pe (Or, 3 piles gules, a canton barry filia
Phi' Markham, nebuld arg. & sable.) . .
vie' Not., miles. Liseux.

Rob'tus Basset, sup'stes 1359. Will'm's Basset, sup'stes 1359.
Ricardus Basset, nepos Will'mi, 1359, 33 E. 3.
I I I
Rad's Bassett, d'n's de Parkhall de Chedley, dat terras Joh'es
Rad'o filio suo in an'o xi E. 2. Bassett.


Rad's Basset de Parkhall Joh'es, filius Joh'is Bassett,=
de Chedley, sup'stes ano sup'stes ano 6 E. 2.
6 E. 3. (Barry nebuld argent & sable
bezantd.)

.... =Joh'es Bassett de Chedley, miles, sup'stes=Johanna, filia et
an'o 44 E. 3, et an'o 6 H. 4. hmeres Henrici de
(Or, 3 piles gules, on a canton argent a Braylesford,
griffin segreant sable.) militias.

Edmundus Basset, Radulphus Basset deT==Matildis Thomas=
obiit sine p'le 8 Newplace, et postea I de Beke. Bassett. I
H. 6. de Chedley. I

Rad's Basset de Chedley et de= Johanna, uxor Rad'i=
Blore, 30 H. 6. _Shirley. _
I I
Will'm's.= Rad's.=


Will'm's.= Joh'es.=


Will'm's.= Rad's.=
I I
Will'm's.T FrancJscus.=


Will'm's.= Joh'es.=


Will'm's Basset de Blore, 1583, Georgius Shirley, nune 1583. D











THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


D'n's Rad's Basset de Sapecote, Rob't's Bassett, cui pater dedit
sup'stes an'o 24 E. 1 et 21 E. 1, 2 acras terrm in Depdale anno
tenuit Languet et Chedley 21 E. 1. 54 H. 4 (sic).
Elizab. Colvill uxor ejus. (Nebul6 arg. & sa., a label gu.)


D'n's Egidius=Alicia, Symon Basset, d'n's=Isabella, qum sup'vivit
de Estlegh. uxor. de Sapecote et de maritum an'o 2 E. 3,
Chedley,sup'stes an'o filia d'ni Will'mi le
20 E. 2, et mortnus Botteller de Wemme.
ante ann' 2 E. 3.


Sibilla,=TRad's Basscet=Alicia, uxor 2, lilia et heres Edinundns
filia de Sapecote, Joh'is de Dryby, relicta Basset de
Egidij D'n's de Rob'ti Tochet, militis. Sapecote,
Astley, Chedley. (A chevron between 9 billets, sup'stes ano
militis, Inq. post 5 above & 4 below. S. 6 E. 3, obij t
ux. 1. mortem 2 Alicim ux. Rad. Basset, s.p.
R. 2. militis, 1377.")


Alicia, uxor Rob'ti Moton de Elizabetha, uxor Ricardi Grey de
Pekulton, militis, Ttat. 30 Codnore, mtat. 17 annor' ano 2 R. 2.
an'or' 2 R. 2. -f T

| I I


Thomas.==


Rob'tus.


IHenricus, D'n's Grey. Elizabetha, ux. Joh'is Zouche.
Tr
I
Henricus, ultimus D'n's Grey de Codnore.


Thomas Basset de Fledburgh==Margeria, filia Will'mini
in Com. Notts. Meringe.


RicardusTElizabetha, Will'm's Basset=. . Catherina, ux. Thomas
Basset, filia Joh'is do Muskham. Sutton de Aram,
miles. Denham. militis.

I I I I


Joh'es=. . filia D'ni . . uxor
Basset. Burgh. Thomm
Powtrell.

Edwardus Basset de Fledburgh, 1569.


Catherina, ux.
Guidonis Fair-
fax.


Henricus=
Sutton. I


Will'm's Sutton.
E


I










50 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


3ibbutipb of 33tibulpf).

ARMs.-Quarterly-1 and 4. Vert, an eagle displayed argent. [BIDDULPH.]
2. Argent, a chevron romnpu between three crosses bottonWe fitchie
sable. [GREENWAY.] 3. Sable, a sal/ire engrailed or. [SALWAY.]
CREST.-A iwolf sejant regardant argent, vulned in the shoulder gules.

Henry Bydulf of Over BydulfTEmme, daughter
in the County of Staff. of . ..
I
Thomas, sonne and heire of Henry Bydulf.=


Roger Bydulf,* sonne of Thomas.= Randoll Bydulf, 2 sonne.


Roger Bydulf, sonne of Roger.= Will'm Bydulf, younger sonne.

John Bydulf, sonneT-: Agnes, wyf to Richard the sonne of Will'm
of Roger. Brounssone.

Thomas of Overton.=


Thomas of Overton.==Margaret.

SI I I I I
Robert Bydulf, sonne=Cicely, one of the d. Elene. Alice.
of John. I and heires. -
I Margaret. Werburga.

Will'm Bydulf, sonne=Elene, cousin and hire of Richard the sonne
of Robert. of Will'm Grenway.

Sr Robert Aston de=Isabell. Richard Bydulf, sonne of=
Comn. Staff., K. Will'm.


Petronill, d. of S' Robert Aston.l=Richard Bydulf, sonno of Richard.
A
This Roger Bydulf, Henry Verdun, and Robert of Knyperslegh, hold the
manner of Bydulf of Theobald Lord Verdun of Alveston, in chief, anno 24 E. 1."















MiAlllyiA











THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


I
Elizabeth,
mar. to
Humfrey
Legh.


I
John Bydulf,
eldest sonne,
sans yssue.


I
Joyce, mar.
to Rauf
Porter.


I
Catherine, wyf to Will'm
Calverley, to home she
bare a sonne Richard.


Humfrey Salway of Stanford.. ... daughter of .... Strelley.
I
John Salway of Stamford in=i=Margery, d. of Hugh Erdeswyke
Coinm. Wigorn. of Sandon, Ar.


Richard=i=Margaret Cicely, wyf to Hum- Joyce, first mar. to Will'm
Bydulf of Salway. frey Coningesby of Ashby, after to Rauf
Bydulf. Ncene Solers, Ar. Wolfesley of Wolfesley,
Knight.


John Bydulf, eldest Fraucis Bydulf of Bydulf=Isabell, d. of Sr Thomas
sonne, dyed sans in the County of Staff., Giffard of Chillinton in
yssue. Esquire, now lyving the County of Staff.,
1583. Knight.


I
Richard Bydulf,
sonne & heire,
mstatis 24 annor'
1583.


I
1. Ursula,
sans
yssuc.


2. Mary, wyf
to Thomas
Rudyard of
Rudyard in
Com. Staff.


3. Dorothe. 4. Catherine.

5. Brigide.


FRAUNCIS BYDDULPHE.





3oluac of elforti, etc.


Elford, m. 1
Scotteshay, haya.
Haseley, 7 Virg. Staff.
Odcle.
Alrewas.
Kinge's Bromley.


Sr RichardeT=Mauld, da. & heire of
Stafforde. the L. Caumville.


2Maulde, da.TSr Thomas Arderne.
and heire. A Inq. 15 R. 2.
A












52 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.

A

Sr John Arderne, mtat. 21 an'or' 15 R. 2.=f=Manlde, da. of .. .
Inq. 10 11. 4. |

Maulde, da. and heire, metat. 12 an'or'=Thomas Stanley, Knight,
ano 10 H. 4. I obijt 4 H. 6, 1425.

Manlde.=TS John Stanley, founder of the Channtry=Anne.=Elizabetbh.
at Elforde anno 1474.

I- I I I I
John=T Sr lHnmfrey Margery, mar. A da. mar. A da. mar.
Stanley. Stanley. to Will'm to Henry to ....
-"' Staunton.* Ferrers. Savage of
== Wocest'.


This is a mistake. Margery Staunton was daughter of John Stanley, son and
heir of Sir John and Maude. (See Shaw under Elford, and also the pedigree of
Brooke of Haselor in this Visitation, post, page 57.) The pedigree given in Lord
Hatherton's MS. is more complete than the above, and includes the issue and
descendants of Sir Humphrey Stanley of Pipe. According to that pedigree, Sir
John Stanley (son of Sir Thomas by the heiress of Arderne) had two sons, John of
Elford, and Humphrey of Pipe. The former had issue (by Elizabeth his wife)
three daughters, his coheiresses, viz.: Maud, married to William Ferrers of Tam-
worth; Anne, married to Christopher Savage of Worcestershire; and Margery,
wife of William Staunton. Willianm Ferrers is no doubt an error, for, according to
Dugdale's Warwickshire," and the Visitation of that county taken in 1619, it was
Sir John Ferrers of Tamworth who married Maud Stanley. Sir HIIumphrey Stanley
" of the Pype (continues the pedigree) married Ellen, daughter of Sir James Lee
of Stone, and by her had issue three sons and two daughters, viz.: (1) Sir John of
the Pype, who was father, by Margaret his wife, daughter of Sir Thomas Gerard, of
two daughters and coheirs, viz., Isabel, married to Walter Moyle of Kent (and
had a daughter and heiress Mary, married to [Erasmus] Heveningham), and
Elizabeth, wife of Sir John Hercy of Grove, Notts; (2) William Stanley, who
married [Margaret], daughter of [Thomas] Comberford, and had issue an only
child Dorothy, married to Christopher Heveningham; (3) Humphrey Stanley,
" parson of Clyfton." The daughters were, Maud, wife of Thomas Wolverston, and
Alice, wife of Thomas Swinnerton. According to Foster's Lancashire Pedigrees,"
Sir John Stanley's first wife was Matilda (Mlaud), by whom he was father of John
of Elford, and Humphrey of Pipe ; his second was Isabella, daughter of Sir Richard
Vernon, by whom he had three daughters, Alice, Isabel, and Catherine; and his
third wife was Dulcia, daughter of .... Legh, by whom he had a son Roger.
With regard to the two Heveningham matches named above, it is observable
that, according to the Visitation of Staffordshire taken in 1614 (Harl. MS. 1439),
Erasmus IIeveningham had issue by the da. & here of .... Moyle a son
Christopher, who married Dorothy, da. of . . Stanley," that is to say that
Christopher Heveningham married (if this pedigree be correct) the daughter of his
great-grandfather's brother. This is stated (Erdeswick, p. 41) to be "not impossible
as to dates," and it appears that Isabella Moyle was but thirty-five years older than
her grandson.
There is an able article on the Stanleys, Pipes, etc., of Elford and Clifton-
Campville (signed with the well-known initials "S. P. AV."), in the second volume
of the Topographer." Vide also Shaw, i., 354, where this article is extensively
quoted.












THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


Anne, da. and one of the=sr Will'm Smithe,=Isabell,* da. and one of
heires of Will'm Stannton Knight, obijt the heires of Sr John
& Margery his wife, da. 1526. Nevill, Marquis Monta-
of John Stanley. cent, quie obijt 1516.


Margery.=Richarde Hudleston.=Sybell, da. of .. . Croftes, 2 wife.


Luce, mar. Anne, mar. to John Richard Hudleston, now John and
to John Bowes of Elforde, living, mar. the Lady Anthony,
Brooke. nowe living, K1, Waynman of Oxford- sans
S 1583. == sheire. yssue.

I I I I
Rob'te. John, s.p. Richard Bowes of=... da. and one of the
Elforde (a foolet). heires of Kebell of Leices-
Jerosme. tersheire.








33olucr of Usnipcraglt.

Anms.-Quarterly-1 and 4. Argent, a lion rampant between three
crosses crosslel fiche'e gules. [BOwYER.] 2. Azure, three spades
or, handles argent. [KNIPERSLEY.] 3. Azure, two bars argent,
in chief as many plates. [VENABLES.]
CREST.-Out of a tower gules, a demi-dragon or, langued of the first.

The Hatherton MS. adds, after VENABLES, Argent, a fire-pan sable,
enflamed proper, in the dexter chief a crescent, for HAYWOOD, "but not
in the Vysitatyo'."

The Genealogists are silent as to this second marriage of Isabel Nevill with
Sir William Smith. Her first husband was Sir William Huddleston, Kut., and he
acquired with her the manor and estate of Sawston in Cambridgeshire, still enjoyed
by the family. By her Sir William was father of the Richard Huddleston, named
above, who married the daughter of his stepfather by his first wife, Anne Staunton.
The marriage of Sir William Smith with Isabel, unius hoeredum Johannis Nevyle,
militis, Marchionis de Monteacuto," is asserted on his monument at Elford, and she
is stated to have died October 12, 1516.
f A pencil note adds not in Glover" l










54 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.

Will'm Venables Thomas Bowyer ofTCatherin, da. and sole heire
de Bradwall. Knipersley in the of Tho. Knipersley of
T Com. of Staff. Knipersley.


Johanna, uxor Elena, uxor will'm Bowier. . da. of .. .
Thoms Bering- Rob'ti de of Knipersley. Trubshaw.
ton. Kniperslegh. (Hatherton MS.)


Will'm Bowyer. ... da. of . .. Erdesiwyke
of Knipersley. I of Sandon. (Ib.)


Thomas Bowier of Knipersley.=. . da. of Cotton of . .. (lb.)


John Bowier ofTElizabeth, da. of .... Lowson of
Knipersley. Wolv'hampton in Com. Staff.


Will'm Bowicr=Katherin, daughter of Sr Andrewe
of Knipersley. I Breareton of Breareton.


I
Anne, eldest
da., mar.
to John
Wedgwoode.


I
Maulde, mar.
to Richarde
Edge of
Horton in
Com. Staff.


I
Alice, mar.
to Richard
Sergeant of
Bagenhould
in Com.
Staff.


I
Elene, mar.
to Randulph
Rayne of
Elworth in
Com. Cestr.


I
Elizab.
mar. to
Will'm
Berinton
of Brad-
wall.


John Bow-=Elizab. da. of
ier of Kni- Jo. Buckenall
persley. of Sidway in
Com. Staff.


I ] 1 1
Elene, mar. Thomas.
to Thomas -
Dorington Will'm.
of Salop.


Andrewe Thomas Bowier of. . .
Bowier. Broadheath or daugh-
T Heathouse Grange ter of
in Com. Staff., Foxe.
third sonne.


Elizabeth. Will'm Bowyer of=T ....
Heath house da. of
Elene. Grange, nowe Stone
living 1583. of
Alice. Lon-
don.

A daughter.





































































91711T ol&b In











THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


I
Will'm BowierTAnne da. &
of Knipersley, coheire of
nowe living Will'm
an 1583, Esqr. Haywood of
Stonylowe in
Com. Staff.


I
John Bowier,
eldest sonne,
Petatis 26
ano 1583.


Francis, 2 sonne.

Thomas, 3 sonne.

George, 4 sonne.


I
George,
2 sonne,
of Lon-
don.


I I
Richard,
5 sonne.

WilI'm,
6 sonne.


I
Thomas Bow-
yer of Stony-
lowe, 3 son',
infra d'u'm
M3adeley.


I
Margaret,
mar. to
W. Forde
of the
Mosse in
Com. Staff.


I I I I I
Anne, 1 da. Ursula

Alice, 2. Elizabe
5.
Elene, 3.
WILL'M BOWYER.


A3rctt of UcIch.*
Nicholas Brett of Kcle in the Countye of Staff.=


Thomas Brette of Dimmesdale in Com. Staff.. . da. of Baginholde.


Randolphe Brette of Dimmesdale.=Anne, da. of Rob'te Woode of Keele.


Edward Brette=Cicely, da.
of Kele in the of John
Countie of Fitton, a
Staff., Esquier, younger
nowe living brother of
1583. the house
of Gaws-
worthe.


I l l
Randolphe,
eldest sonuc.

Thomas, 2 sonne.

Will'm, 3 sonne.


Thomas==Margaret,
Brette da. of
of Wol- John
stanton, Badley


second
sonne.


I
Elene, mar.
to Anthony
Brocke of
Handley in
Com. Staff.


of . .


I I
Margarett,
2 da.

Mary, 3.


Nicholas Brette,
third sonne, a
minister, mar. &
hath yssue.





I I
ane, mar. to Thomas
3owthe.

sabell, 2.

llenore, mar. to John


SA Bourne.
Lord Hatherton's MS. has this note-" No Armes sett done for Brett."
See Doubtful Arms," ante, p. 30.


,4.

th,











56 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.

IA

Randolph Brett,~Margarettc, da. of Tho. Chetwinde
sonne & heire. I of Ingestrie, Ar.

I I I s n I I I
Edwarde Raulfe, 2 sonnc. Thomas, 4 sonne. Margaret, 1. Mary, 3.
Brette, -
eldeste John, 3 sonne. Will'm, 5 sonne. Elone, 2.
sonne.
EDWARD BRETT.




3roote of ta-ddor.

ARis.,-Quarterly-1 and 4. Argent, a cross engrailed per pale sable
and gules, in the first quarter an annulet of the last. [BnOOKE.]
2 and 3. Quarterly-I. and iv., Argent, on a bend azure three
buck's heads cabossed or [STANLEY] ; II. and iiI., Or, on a chief
indented azure three plates [LATHAM], over all a crescent for

Margery, da. of John Stanley of
Yetell, mar. to Will'm Staunton.


Richarde Brooke of Soelston= Margery,* da. & heire to Will'm
in Corn. Derbye. Staunton, mar. to Will'm Smith.

I I
Thomas Brooke of. . .. Richard IIudleston.=Margery, da. &
| _| heire.

John Brooket of IHaseler in the-T-Luey, da. of Rich. Hudleston of
County of Staff. Elforde in Com. Staff.
A
Should be Anne.
t Shaw (i., 388) asserts that this John Brooke was the son of Sir Robert Brooke
of Lapley, Knt., who died 1 Ed. VI. (1547). Harwood, in his notes to Erdeswick
(edit. 1844, p. 458), repeats Shaw's mistake, and further complicates the pedigree by
ignoring altogether the existence of Robert, who entered and signed this pedigree.
" John Brooke" (he says) "died 1 June, 13 Eliz. (1571), and was succeeded by
William Brooke his son, who died in 1641." The William Brooke to whom he here
refers was really the 2 sonne of Robert and Catherine nee Agarde (James, the
eldest son, having died s.p.), and he succeeded his father (Robert) in 1597. Dates
do not seem to have had any importance in the eyes of Dr. Harwood. As a matter
of fact, the William Brooke who died in 1641 was, according to his M1.I. at Elford,
aged 62 at his death. This would give 1579 as the date of his birth, that is to say
eight /ears after the death of his assumed father.











THE VISITATION OP STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


A

Robert Brooke of=Catherin, da. of Clement Agarde Jerome Brooke,
Haseler, nowe liv- of Foston in the Countie of Derb., 2 sonne.
inge 1583. Ar.

I I I I I
James, eldest sonne, Will'm, 2 Susan, Eleanor, 2. Lucye, 3
Mtatis 7 annor' 1583. sonne. eldest. daughter.
ROBERT BROOKE.




33roohi of yl tlaor, etc.
ARnIS.-Quarterly-1. Argent, a cross engrailed per pale sable and
gules, in the first quarter an annulet of the last. [BROOKE.] 2.
Argent, on afess vert between three demi-griffins segreantl sable as
many bezants. [SISITH.] 3. Quarterly-r. and iv., Argent, on a
bend azure three buck's heads cabossed or ; II. and iiI., Or, on a
chief indented azure three plates. [STANLEY and LATHAM.] 4.
Gules, three crosses crosslet fitchee and a chief or. [ARDERNE.]
5. Or, a chevron gules between three martlets sable. [STAFFORD.J
6. Azure, three lions passant in pale argent. [CA2IVILLE.]

Ricardus de Stafford,==Matildis, filia et una hmeredu'
miles, D'u's de Pipe. Will'mi Camville, militis,
D'n'i de Clifton.

Matildis, filia et haeres Ricardi de Stafford,=j=Thomas Arderne,
militis. miles.


Joh'es Arderne, miles, filius et haeres=Matildis, filia ....
Thomm. Pilkington.


Matildis, filia et heres Joh'isyThomas Stanley, s'd's filius Joh'is Stan-
Arderne de Elford in Com. ley, militis, Locitenentis Reg. H. 4 in
Stafford, militias. Hibernia.


Joh'es Stanley de Elford in Com. Staff., miles,=--Matildis, uxor
ter nuptus. A p'ma.
A










THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


A I

Joh'es Stanley de Elford, Ar., filius et heres Joh'is.=-


Mlargeria, filia et coheres Joh'is=Will'm's Staunton, Ar., maritus
Stanley de Elford. largerim de Stanley.


Anna, filia et heres Will'mi Staunton,=Will'm's Smith, miles, D'n's de
et sum conjugis Margeria. Elford, ex jure ux. Annm, 2 ux.
I sum.

Alargeria, filia et hares=Ricardus Huddleston, Ar., p'mam accept ux.
Will'mi Smith, militias, et M argeria' Smith.
sum conjugis Annm. (Gules, fretty argent, a crescent or for difference.)


Lucia, filia state maxima et cohemresMargerim,FJoh'es Brooke de Hasler
uxoris Ricardi Hudleston, Armigeri. I in Com. Staff., filings
Thomre.

Rob'tus Brooke de Hascler in Com. Stafford,TCatherina, filia Clementis
filius et heres Joh'is, sup'stes 1583. Agard de Foston in Com.
Derb., Ar.


Jacobus Brooke, Will'm's Brooke, Susanna, Aleonor, Lucia,
primogenitus. 2 genitus. filia 1. filia 2. filia 3.





33routt)ton of Brougf)ton."
Amn2s.-Quarterly-1 and 4. Gules, a chevron between three brockes "
argent. [BRouGHTON.] 2. NAPTON (blank). 3. Argent, a chevron
romnpu between three crosses bottonie fitche sable. [GREENWAY.]
Opposite the shield is written: This Thomas Broughton claymeth
to beare for NAPTON these armes, Ar., lyon ramp. g. crowned or."
Lord Hatherton's 1IS. gives the arms of NAPTON as-Or, on afesse
azure, three escallops argent.
This pedigree requires a thorough investigation. According to Erdeswick
(edit. 1844, p. 111), the Broughtons were descended paternally from Napton.
Roger de Napton, son of Henry de Napton, living 12 and 13 Edw. I., had issue
Elias de Broughton, who had issue John, who had issue William, who had issue












THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


Roger Brocton all's .. daughter and heire
Broughton of of Roger Napton, Lord of
Broughton. Charlton in Com. Staff.


John Broughton.=Eve, one of the da. and heires of Thomas
Grenewaye of Bdnulf.


Thomas Brockton al's=Elizabeth, da. of John Younge of
Broughton. j Charnes.


Richard Broughton of Broughton in=lIMargaret, daughter of Hugho
Com. Staffordo, aneyently called Brocton. I Sandforde of Sandforde.

I I I I I
Richarde Broughton=FCatherin, da. of John John, 2. Humfrcy, 4.
of Broughton. Aston of Aston in -
Com. Cestr. Roger, 3. Frauncis, 5.
A


Richard, who had issue John, who had issue Thomas, who had issue Richard, who
had issue Thomas, father of Francis Broughton, both living." A pedigree (said to
be in the handwriting of Sir Henry St. George the elder) in the Harl. MS. 1439,
brought down to 1623, commences with Simon de Chorleton, living 1256, whose
daughter and heir married Henry Napton, and had issue a da. & sole heir Julian,
married to Roger Broughton. Their son and successor was "Ely Broughton,"
living 1331, who married da. & coheire of Reynold of Charnes," and was father by
her of John Broughton, living 1368. This John had issue by Margaret his wife,
daughter of Sir John Bromley, Kut., a son Thomas, living in 1405, who married
Elena filia et coheres Ric'i Greueway de Bidulfc," and had Thomas, living 1463,
who married M1argaret, da. of John Younge of Charnes.
Another version of the Broughton pedigree will be found in Betham's
"Baronetage (ii., 242), and also in Kimber and Johnson (ii., 182). This version
is said to be taken from a MS. genealogy in the possession of the present baronet,"
and it appears to have been compared with Vincent's Staffordshire in the College of
Arms. Here the family is deduced lineally from the Vernons of Shipbrook. Adam
de Napton, we are informed, was son of Richard de Vernon, a younger son of Hugh,
Baron of Shipbrook. This Adam de Napton was so called from the place of his
abode [Napton, Co. Warwick] and possessions," and he gave for arms Or, on, a
fesse Azure three escallops of the field." He was father of Henry de Napton, who,
by the sister of Roger Meuland, Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry," had issue a
second son Roger, Lord of Broughton, etc., which Roger married Julian de Charnes
(or, "as some pedigrees say, Julian, daughter and heiress of Roger Napton"), and
had issue "Ely, and Reginald a priest." This Ely, we are told, married Margaret,
daughter of Sir John Bromley, and was great-great-grandfather of the John
Broughton who married the coheiress of Greneway.
It is singular that the Broughtons abandoned the three brooks, and subsequently
adopted a totally different coat, viz., Argent, two bars gules, on a canton of the last
a cross of the first. Crest: A sea-dog's head gules, finned and eared argent.
These are the bearings allowed to Sir Bryan Broughton of Broughton, Bart., by
Dugdale at his Visitation in 1663-4, and they are still borne by the family.










60 THE VISITATION OF STAFFORDSHIRE, A.D. 1583.


I
Thomas Broughton=Mary, da. of
of Broughton, liv- Frauncys
inge 1583. Ros of Lax-
ston in Corn.
Notts.


Anne, mar. to
Thomas Vise
of Byshopes
Offley in Coin.
Staford.


Jane, mar. to
ThomasWinston
of .... .* in Com.
Surrey.


I
Elizabeth,
mar. to
George
Dodde of
Petshay in
Com. Salop.


I
Frauncis, eldest
sonne, etat. 27
aunnor' 1583.


I
Ursula, 2, mar.
to Rob't Fair-
fax, brother to
Sr Will'm Fair-
fax of Gillinge
in Com. Ebor.


I
Jane, 3, mar.
to Richard
Beverley, 2
sonne of
Boverley of
Selby in
Corn. Ebor.


I I
Bryan, 2 sonne.

Edwarde, 3 sonne.


II
Margaret,
4 daugh-
ter.

Dorothe,
5 da.


II
Mary, 6 da.

Catherin,
7 da.


I I I I
John, 4. Thomas, G.

Peter, 5. Richarde, 7.


TnomAs BROUGHTON.







Brougliton of Lorngbon.

Anus.-Quarterly-1 and 4. Gules, a chevron between three brockes"
argent, within a border of the last. [BROUGHTON.] 2 and 3.
Gules, a chevron engrailed between three cinquefoils argent.
[ACTON.]

Thomas Brockton al's Broughton=Isabell, da. & hire
of Longdon in Corn, Staff., of Walter Actone
descended of the house of Brough- in Com. Wigorn.
ton of Broughton.t
A

Of Flexworth (Hatherton MS.); of Wanborough (Harl. MS. 1439).
t According to Betham and others, he was son of William, and grandson of
Roger Broughton, which Roger is stated to have been third son of Richard
Broughton of Broughton by Catherine Aston.




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