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Robert Tyrwhit

Male Abt 1482 - 1548  (~ 66 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Robert Tyrwhit was born about 1482 in of Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England (son of William Tyrwhit and Anne Constable); died on 4 Jul 1548 in Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England; was buried in Wrawby, Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England.

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1519-20, 1523-4, 1540-1.

    Entertained Henry VIII and his court in Kettleby on 8 and 9 Oct 1541. According to Notices and Remains of the Family of Tyrwhitt (citation details below), Tyrwhit "hanged the trees on the way from Kettleby to Brigg with carcases of sheep and beasts (oxen), to show that he could feed all comers."

    He is said by some to have been a vice-admiral of England under Henry VIII, but as Robert Philip Tyrwhitt (citation details below) points out, he is more likely to have been one of many titular "vice-admirals" for a piece of his nearby Lincolnshire coast, a distinction shared by many armigerous men whose seats adjoined important pieces of coast.

    Family/Spouse: Maud Tailboys. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Notes:

    Richardson's Royal Ancestry (citation details below), at Tyrwhit 18, gives the date of their marriage as "before 14 May 1509". But he also gives the date of their son Robert's birth (in two places, Lancaster 12.ii and Stafford 12) as "before 1504". Unless their son Robert was born several years before their marriage, which is vanishingly unlikely, surely the date of the marriage of Robert Tyrwhit and Maud Tailboys should be anchored as "before 1504", not "before 14 May 1509".

    Children:
    1. Katherine Tyrwhit was born in in of Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England.
    2. Robert Tyrwhit was born before 1504; died on 10 May 1572; was buried in Jun 1572 in Leighton Bromswold, Huntingdonshire, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Tyrwhit was born about 1456 in of Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England (son of Robert Tyrwhit and Jane Waterton); died on 9 Apr 1522; was buried in Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1481-2, 1494-5, 1500-1, 1517-18; King's esquire; Steward of the Manor of Barton on Humber, Lincolnshire.

    Knighted at the Battle of Stoke, 1487; made a banneret at Blackheath, 1497.

    William Tyrwhit (d. 1522) = Anne Constable (d. >1518)
    Agnes Tyrwhit (d. >1522) = Thomas Burgh, 3rd Baron Burgh (1487-1550)
    William Burgh, 4th Baron Burgh (1522-1584) = Catherine Clinton (d. 1621)
    Thomas Burgh, 5th Baron Burgh (1558-1597) = Frances Vaughan (d. 1647)
    Catherine Burgh (1600-1646) = Thomas Knevet, 5th Baron Berners (1596-1658)
    Elizabeth Knevet (1608-1670) = Sir John Rous, 1st Bt. (1608-1670)
    Sir John Rous, 2nd Bt. (d. 1730) = Anne Wood (d. 1736)
    Sir Robert Rous, 4th Bt. (d. 1735) = Lydia Smith (d. 1769)
    Sir John Rous, 5th Bt. (d. 1771) = Judith Bedingfield (d. 1794)
    Louisa Judith Rous (1770-~1804) = John Brereton Birch (d. 1829)
    Rev. Henry William Rous Birch (1794-1854) = Lydia Mildred (b. 1798)
    Selena Acton Birch (1829-1880) = Rev. Richard Henry Bicknell (1823-1869)
    Constance Rosalie Bicknell (1869-1941) = George Augustus Auden (1872-1957)
    Wystan Hugh (W. H.) Auden (1907-1973)

    William married Anne Constable. Anne (daughter of Robert Constable and Agnes Wentworth) was born in in of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England; died after 1518. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Anne Constable was born in in of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England (daughter of Robert Constable and Agnes Wentworth); died after 1518.
    Children:
    1. 1. Robert Tyrwhit was born about 1482 in of Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England; died on 4 Jul 1548 in Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England; was buried in Wrawby, Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Robert Tyrwhit was born in in of Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England (son of Adam Tyrwhit and Elizabeth Lumley); died in 1457.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1430, of Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England
    • Alternate death: Between 1457 and 1458

    Robert married Jane Waterton. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Jane Waterton (daughter of Richard Waterton and Constance Assenhall).
    Children:
    1. 2. William Tyrwhit was born about 1456 in of Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England; died on 9 Apr 1522; was buried in Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.

  3. 6.  Robert Constable was born in in of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England (son of Robert Constable and Agnes Gascoigne); died on 23 May 1488.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 4 Apr 1423, Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, Yorkshire, England

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Lincolnshire 1459, and for Yorkshire 1478.

    Sheriff of Yorkshire 1461-3; Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1466-7; Justice of the Peace for the East Riding of Yorkshire 1453-88. Possibly Mayor of York at some point (not confirmed).

    Joan Kirby, in The Plumpton Letters and Papers (Camden Society, 5th Series 8, Royal Historical Society, 1996), says of him "A political trimmer, he remained on the East Riding bench throughout every revolution from 1453 until his death." Another source calls him an "administorial 'Vicar of Bray'."

    In an odd side note, he was part owner of a pirate ship in 1473, which we know because he was ordered to pay compensation for its attacks on Scottish shipping.

    GX3-grandfather of the English poet and Catholic recusant Henry Constable (1562-1613), best known for Diana, one of the first sonnet sequences. The descent:

    Sir Robert Constable, judge, diplomat, and MP (1423-1488)
    Sir Marmaduke Constable, soldier and courtier (1457-1518)
    Sir Marmaduke Constable (1480-1545)
    Sir Robert Constable, soldier and MP (1495-1558)
    Sir Robert Constable, soldier and MP (1522-1591)
    Henry Constable (1562-1613)

    Robert married Agnes Wentworth. Agnes (daughter of Roger Wentworth and Margery le Despenser) was born in in of Nettlestead, Bosmere, Suffolk, England; died on 20 Apr 1496. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Agnes Wentworth was born in in of Nettlestead, Bosmere, Suffolk, England (daughter of Roger Wentworth and Margery le Despenser); died on 20 Apr 1496.
    Children:
    1. 3. Anne Constable was born in in of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England; died after 1518.
    2. Marmaduke Constable was born in 1443 in of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England; died on 29 Nov 1518; was buried in Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Adam Tyrwhit was born about 1411 in of Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England (son of William Tyrwhit and Constance St. Quintin); died about 1452.

    Adam married Elizabeth Lumley. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth Lumley (daughter of Ralph Lumley and Eleanor Neville).
    Children:
    1. 4. Robert Tyrwhit was born in in of Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England; died in 1457.

  3. 10.  Richard Waterton was born about 1400 in Medley, Yorkshire, England (son of John Waterton); died on 29 Mar 1461 in Towton, Yorkshire, England.

    Notes:

    "Early in 1421, Richard Waterton, son and heir of John Waterton, Nicholas Harewood and William Withornwick, executors of John Waterton's will, petitioned Henry V for letters discharging them from the custody of some gold cups and other plate which had been pledged to John Waterton as a security for his wages during the Agincourt campaign. On 2 May 1421, Richard son and heir of John Waterton, esquire, and his executors had a pardon from the king of "all debts, accounts, prests, receipts, liveries, wastes, stripments, dilapidations, exiles, trespasses, impeachments, misprisions, losses, actions, complaints, demands, farms, arrears, concealments, fines, issues and amercements" which seems to have covered just about everything except murder. [...] Richard Waterton later married Constance Asshenhul and was the ancestor of the Waterton family of Burn (in Brayton), Walton, Cawthorne, and Minsthorpe (in South Kirkby), Yorkshire and Corringham, Lincolnshire." [John Watson, "The Two John Watertons - Part 2", 2 Nov 2014, post to soc.medieval.genealogy.]

    Probably died in the Battle of Towton, according to John Watson.

    Feet of Fines: CP 25/1/280/159, number 24 [via John Watson on SGM]:

    1 July 1436, County: Yorkshire. Place: Westminster. Date: One week from St John the Baptist, 14 Henry VI. Parties: William Asenhill', knight, querent, and Richard Waterton' and Constance, his wife, deforciants. Property: The manors of Byrne, Walton', Calthorn' and Mansthorp'. Action: Plea of covenant. Agreement: William has acknowledged the manors to be the right of Constance, as those which Richard and Constance have of his gift. For this: Richard and Constance have granted to William the manors and have rendered them to him in the court, to hold to William, without impeachment of waste, for the life of William, of Richard and Constance and the heirs of Constance, rendering yearly 1 rose at the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, and doing to the chief lords all other services. And after the decease of William the manors shall revert to Richard and Constance and the heirs of Constance, quit of the heirs of William, to hold of the chief lords for ever.

    Richard married Constance Assenhall about 1435. Constance (daughter of William Assenhall and Joan Burgh) died after Jun 1444. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Constance Assenhall (daughter of William Assenhall and Joan Burgh); died after Jun 1444.
    Children:
    1. 5. Jane Waterton

  5. 12.  Robert Constable was born in in of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England (son of Marmaduke Constable and Catherine Cumberworth); died between 23 May 1441 and 16 Jun 1441.

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Yorkshire.

    Robert married Agnes Gascoigne about 1422. Agnes (daughter of William Gascoigne and Joan de Pickering) was born about 1401; died between 7 Jan 1466 and 5 Feb 1466. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Agnes Gascoigne was born about 1401 (daughter of William Gascoigne and Joan de Pickering); died between 7 Jan 1466 and 5 Feb 1466.
    Children:
    1. 6. Robert Constable was born in in of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England; died on 23 May 1488.

  7. 14.  Roger Wentworth was born in in of Nettlestead, Bosmere, Suffolk, England (son of John Wentworth and Agnes Dronsfield); died on 24 Oct 1452.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of North Elmsall, Yorkshire, England
    • Alternate death: Aft 5 Jun 1452
    • Alternate death: 21 Oct 1452

    Notes:

    According to Gary Boyd Roberts, 600D, Margery le Despenser and Sir Roger Wentworth were ancestors to Thomas Jefferson, to Jefferson's wife Martha Wayles, and to Edith Bolling, wife of Woodrow Wilson.

    Descent to Thomas Jefferson:

    1. Margery le Despenser = Sir Roger Wentworth
    2. Margaret Wentworth = Sir William Hopton
    3. Margaret Hopton = Sir Philip Booth
    4. Audrey Booth = Sir William Lytton
    5. Sir Robert Lytton = Frances Cavalery
    6. Anne Lytton = Sir John Borlase
    7. Anne Borlase = Sir Euseby Isham
    8. William Isham = Mary Brett
    9. Henry Isham of Virginia (emigrant) = Mrs. Katherine Banks Royall
    10. Mary Isham = William Randolph of Virginia (emigrant)
    11. Isham Randoph = Jane Roberts
    12. Jane Randolph = Peter Jefferson
    13. Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States

    Descent to Martha Wayles:

    10. Anne Isham (sister of Mary Isham) = Francis Epes III
    11. Francis Epes IV = Sarah (maiden name unknown)
    12. Martha Epes = John Wayles
    13. Martha Wayles = (1) Bathurst Skelton; (2) Thomas Jefferson

    Descent to Edith Bolling:

    13. Mary Jefferson (sister of Thomas Jefferson) = John Bolling III (great-great-great grandson of Pocahontas and John Rolfe)
    14. Archibald Bolling = Catherine Payne
    15. Archibald Bolling, Jr. = Anne E. Wigginton
    16. William Holcombe Bolling = Sallie Spiers White
    17. Edith Bolling = (1) Norman Galt; (2) Thomas Woodrow Wilson

    This couple were also ancestors of Jane Seymour and thus of Edward VI:

    Margery le Despenser (1399-1478) = Sir Roger Wentworth (d. 1452)
    Philip Wentworth (1424-1464) = Mary Clifford (1416-1478)
    Henry Wentworth (1448-1501) = Ann Saye (1453-1484)
    Margaret Wentworth (1478-1550) = John Seymour (1476-1536)
    Jane Seymour (1508-1537) = Henry VIII (1491-1547)
    Edward VI (1537-1553)

    And of Ada Lovelace, pioneer of computer programming:

    Roger Wentworth (d. 1452) = Margery le Despenser (1399-1478)
    Philip Wentworth (1424-1464) = Mary Clifford (1416-1478)
    Henry Wentworth (1448-1501) = Ann Saye (1453-1484)
    Richard Wentworth (1480-1528) = Anne Tyrell (1480-1534)
    Thomas Wentworth, 1st Baron Wentworth (1501-1551) = Margaret Fortescue (1550-1551)
    Thomas Wentworth, 2nd Baron Wentworth (1525-1584) = Anne Wentworth (d. 1571)
    Henry Wentworth, 3rd Baron Wentworth (1558-1593) = Anne Hopton (1561-1625)
    Thomas Wentworth, 5th Baron Wentworth (1591-1667) = Anne Crofts (d. 1637/8)
    Anne Wentworth, 7th Baron Wentworth (1623-1697) = John Lovelace (d. 1670)
    William Noel (1642-1675) = Margaret Lovelace (1644-1671)
    John Noel (1668-1697) = Mary Clobery (1672-1751)
    Clobery Noel (1695-1733) = Elizabeth Rowney (d. 1743)
    Edward Noel, 9th Baron Wentworth (1715-1774) = Judith Lamb (d. 1761)
    Judith Noel (1751-1825) = Ralph Milbanke (d. 1793)
    Anne Noel-Byron, 11th Baron Wentworth (1792-1860) = George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824)
    Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (Ada Lovelace) (1815-1852)

    They are also ancestral to Megan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, wife of Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne. Notably, Roger and Marjory's son Philip Wentworth and his wife Mary Clifford are the most recent common ancestors shared by Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess:

    Roger Wentworth (d. 1452) = Margery le Despenser (1399-1478)
    Philip Wentworth (1424-1464) = Mary Clifford (1416-1478)
    Elizabeth Wentworth (1440-1480) = Martin De La See (1420-1494)
    Jane At See (1464-1528) = Piers Hildyard (1460-1502)
    Isabel Hildyard (1500-1540) = Ralph Legard (1490-1540)
    Joan Legard (1530-1586) = Richard Skepper (1495-1556)
    Edward Skepper (1552-1629) = Mary Robinson (1576-1630)
    Rev. William Skepper (1597-1646) of Boston, MA (d. 1640-50) = unknown 1st wife
    Jane Skepper (1635-1682) = Abraham Browne (1630-1690)
    Jane Brown (b. 1657) = Henry Lunt (1653-1709)
    Jane Lunt (1693-1743) = Nathaniel Drake (1695-1763)
    Abraham Drake (1726-1805) = Martha Eaton (1730-1799)
    Martha Drake (1767-1841) = John Smith (1760-1842)
    John Smith (1792-1866) = Mary "Polly" Mudgett (1797-1869)
    Mary Hussey Smith (1822-1908) = Jacob Lee Merrill (1818-1899)
    George David Merrill (1861-1924) = Mary Bird (1862-1925)
    Gertrude May Merrill (1887-1938) = Frederick George Sanders (1873-1944)
    Doris May Sanders (1920-2011) = Gordon Arnold Markle (1918-1982)
    Thomas Wayne Markle (1944- ) = Doria L. Ragland (1956- )
    (Rachel) Megan Markle (1981- ) = Prince Henry Charles Albert David (1984- )

    Roger married Margery le Despenser before 2 Mar 1423. Margery (daughter of Philip le Despenser and Elizabeth de Tibetot) was born about 1399 in of Goxhill, Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire, England; died on 20 Apr 1478; was buried in Grey Friars, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Margery le Despenser was born about 1399 in of Goxhill, Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire, England (daughter of Philip le Despenser and Elizabeth de Tibetot); died on 20 Apr 1478; was buried in Grey Friars, Ipswich, Suffolk, England.
    Children:
    1. 7. Agnes Wentworth was born in in of Nettlestead, Bosmere, Suffolk, England; died on 20 Apr 1496.
    2. Henry Wentworth was born in in of Codham Hall in Wethersfield, Essex, England; died on 22 Mar 1483.
    3. Margaret Wentworth died on 20 Apr 1478.
    4. Philip Wentworth was born about 1424; died on 18 May 1464 in Middleham, Yorkshire, England.