Nielsen Hayden genealogy

Richard Chetwode

Male Abt 1560 - Bef 1635  (~ 75 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Richard Chetwode  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1560  of Warkworth, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 21 May 1635  [4
    Buried 21 May 1635  Temple Church, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I13392  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2020 

    Father Richard Chetwode,   d. Between 6 Jan 1560 and 12 Jan 1560 
    Mother Agnes Wodhull,   b. 18 Jan 1542,   d. 20 Mar 1576, Hockliffe, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married Bef Jan 1556  [4, 5
    Family ID F8404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy Needham,   b. 1570,   d. Aft 1631  (Age > 62 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Grace Chetwood,   b. Abt 1602, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1669, New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F8403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sheriff of Northamptonshire, 1597-98. Knighted in 1603. Member of the Inner Temple. His first wife was Jane Drury, daughter and co-heiress of William Drury (also Drewerie), sometime Deputy Lieutenant of Ireland, by Margery Wentworth, daughter of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Lord Wentworth, Lord Chamberlain of the Household to Edward VI. She was living in 1629.

      "Through his mother, Richard Chetwode inherited her manors and estates of Bekebrok, Dunstewe, Somerton and Banbury, co. Oxford; Chetwode and Lampert, co. Bucks; Durnford, co. Wilts; Warkworth, Middleton, Overthorp, Astrup, Croughton, Sutton and Pateshull, co. Northants; and Wodhull, Langford and Hockliffe, co. Bedford. The manors of Wodhull, Langford and Pateshull had been held in demesne by Walter the Fleming in 1086 and had descended with the barony of Wodhull in the same family for 500 years. Richard Chetwode was later knighted and during the reign of King James I, being in possession of the manor and castle of Odell (Wodhull), petitioned for a writ of summons to Parliament as Baron de Wahull, but neither he nor his descendants were successful in this claim." ["The Barons of Wodhull," citation details below]

      "In 1613 [Richard Chetwode] presented a petition to King James I, claiming the ancient barony in fee of Wahull [Wodhull], as being heir lineal and sole of his several ancestors who had been summoned to attend, and had attended, the king as barons. The claim was allowed to drag, and was put forward again by his fourth descendant, Knightley Chetwood, in 1739 ; by his sixth descendant, Jonathan Chetwood, in 1831 ; and by his eighth descendant, Constantia Elizabeth (Chetwood) Aiken (died 1892) in 1890. Decision was finally rendered against her son, John Chetwood Chetwood-Aiken, on technical grounds, the descent being recognized as valid." [Donald Lines Jacobus, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S317] The Bulkeley Genealogy by Donald Lines Jacobus. New Haven, Connecticut: 1933.

    2. [S4198] The Visitation of the County of Buckingham Made in 1634 by John Philipot, William Ryley, Richard St. George, and John Borough, together with pedigrees from the visitation made in 1566 by William Harvey, ed. W. Harry Rylands. London, 1909.

    3. [S4297] Randle Holme, "The True Pedegree & Descent of the Autient & Right Worshipfull Familie of Chetwood of Chetwood, Okeley, & Warleston, Hoclyue, & Warkeworth." Compiled in 1650; published in Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, Vol. 1, Second Series, 1886, p. 69.

    4. [S142] Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2013.

    5. [S4168] Charles M. Hansen, "The Barons of Wodhull, With Observations on the Ancestry of George Elkington, Emigrant to New Jersey." The Genealogist 7:4, 1987.

    6. [S317] The Bulkeley Genealogy by Donald Lines Jacobus. New Haven, Connecticut: 1933., date only.