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Margaret de Gresley

Female - Aft 1439


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Margaret de Gresley died Aft 1439.

    Notes:

    Email sent to the History of Parliament via their web form at http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/about/contact-us, on 12 September 2014.

    From: Patrick Nielsen Hayden

    Page URL: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/member/gresley-sir-thomas-1445

    "[Sir Thomas Gresley's] daughters, Joan and Margaret, did equally well for themselves, becoming the wives, respectively, of Sir Thomas Blount (d. 1456), treasurer of Normandy, and Thomas Astley of Patshull, who was related to the Beauchamp earls of Warwick."

    This appears to be backward. According to the History of Parliament's own page about Sir Thomas Blount (at http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/member/blount-thomas-ii-1383-1456 -- this should be a live link on the entry for Gresley, but isn't), Blount married Margaret, not Joan. This is corroborated by every other source I can find.

    Obviously, changing the sentence to read "Margaret and Joan" rather than "Joan and Margaret" would fix the entire problem.

    Margaret married Thomas Blount. Thomas (son of Walter Blount and Sancha de Ayala) was born Abt 1383; died 1456, Elvaston, Shardlow, Derbyshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Thomas Blount  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1414, of Derbyshire, England; died 1468.
    2. 3. Sanche Blount  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1418, of Elvaston, Derbyshire, England.
    3. 4. Walter Blount  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1420; died 1 Aug 1474.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Thomas Blount Descendancy chart to this point (1.Margaret1) was born 1414, of Derbyshire, England; died 1468.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Derbyshire 1453; Lincolnshire 1460-67.

    Thomas married Agnes Hawley. Agnes (daughter of John Hawley) was born , of Girsby in Burgh-upon-Bain, Lincolnshire, England; died 1462; was buried 14 Oct 1462. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Anne Blount  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1453, Girsby in Burgh-upon-Bain, Lincolnshire, England; died Aft 1501.

  2. 3.  Sanche Blount Descendancy chart to this point (1.Margaret1) was born Abt 1418, of Elvaston, Derbyshire, England.

    Sanche married Edward Langford. Edward (son of Robert Langford and Elizabeth) was born Bef 1417, of Bradfield, Hertfordshire, England; died 1474. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Alice Langford  Descendancy chart to this point died Bef Nov 1487.

  3. 4.  Walter Blount Descendancy chart to this point (1.Margaret1) was born Abt 1420; died 1 Aug 1474.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Derbyshire. Lord High Treasurer 1464-65.

    Walter married Anne Neville Bef 25 Nov 1467. Anne (daughter of Ralph de Neville and Joan Beaufort) died 20 Sep 1480; was buried , Pleshey, Essex, England. [Group Sheet]



Generation: 3

  1. 5.  Anne Blount Descendancy chart to this point (2.Thomas2, 1.Margaret1) was born Abt 1453, Girsby in Burgh-upon-Bain, Lincolnshire, England; died Aft 1501.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between 1453 and 1462
    • Alternate death: Abt 1506, Lowick, Northamptonshire, England
    • Alternate death: 20 Nov 1537

    Anne married William Marbury. William (son of John Marbury and Eleanor) was born Abt 1448-1453; died Aft 8 Dec 1506. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 7. Robert Marbury  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1487; died Aft 28 Jul 1545.

  2. 6.  Alice Langford Descendancy chart to this point (3.Sanche2, 1.Margaret1) died Bef Nov 1487.

    Alice married John Stradling 1468. John (son of Edmund Stradling and Elizabeth Arundell) was born Abt 1449, of Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England; died 1471. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. Anne Stradling  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1469; died 29 Dec 1539; was buried , Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 7.  Robert Marbury Descendancy chart to this point (5.Anne3, 2.Thomas2, 1.Margaret1) was born Abt 1487; died Aft 28 Jul 1545.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1490
    • Alternate death: 7 Aug 1545, Girsby in Burgh-upon-Bain, Lincolnshire, England

    Notes:

    From "The Well-Beloved Mother-in-law of Robert Marbury" by F. N. Craig, citation details below:

    In the funeral of Henry VII in 1509, [Robert Marbury] was a yeoman to the King's Grandame (that is, Henry VII's grandmother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, wife successively of Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond; Sir Henry Stafford; and Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby). In 1510, as yeoman usher of the Queen's Chamber, he had a grant to be feodary [i.e., one who holds land of an overlord on condition of homage] of the duchy of Exeter within county Devon, during [the king's] pleasure. In 1513, as Robert Marbury Jr. he was a feofee, along with Robert Marbury Sr. [his uncle], John Lenton [father of his son's future wife] and John Marbury, clerk. In 1514, his cousin William Blount, Lord Mountjoy, was the Queen's Chamberlain. In the same year, Robert Marbury, yeoman usher of the Queen's Chamber, was feodary noted above, for life. In 1517, he was appointed to be serjeant at arms, with 12d. a day in consideration of his services to Queen Catherine. In 1526, his yearly wage as serjeant at arms in the Royal Household was £18 5s, i.e., still 12d. a day.

    In the Lincolnshire Rebellion of October 1536, Robert Marbury appears as follows: In the examination of Sir Edward Madeson before the King's Council, Madeson, with his brother John Madeson and both his sons, then went up into Castrefeld to see the number of rebellious and there met Sir Wm. Askew and Marbery the serjeant and one Bonctcene of the Exchequer. The rebels took them all except Boneteync and Marbury. (Let. & Pap. Hen. VIII, 11:225-26, no. 568.)

    In a letter from Sir Robert Kyrkham to Richard Cromwell:

    "Yesterday night late" he was at Stanforde with Sir William Parre and others when Marbery and Madyson, the King's servants came in, having escaped from the rebels who they say are 20,000... (Let. & Pap. Hen. VIII, 11:248, no. 619).

    Robert married Katherine Williamson. Katherine (daughter of John Williamson and Jane Angevine) was born Abt 1508; died 11 Aug 1525. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. William Marbury  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1524, of Girsby in Burgh-upon-Bain, Lincolnshire, England; died Bef 16 Nov 1581.

  2. 8.  Anne Stradling Descendancy chart to this point (6.Alice3, 3.Sanche2, 1.Margaret1) was born Abt 1469; died 29 Dec 1539; was buried , Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England.

    Anne married John Danvers 13 Dec 1487, College of St. Martin-le-Grand, London, England. John (son of Richard Danvers and Elizabeth Langston) was born , of Culworth, Northamptonshire, England; died 3 Jan 1515; was buried , Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 10. Anne Danvers  Descendancy chart to this point died 11 Jul 1523.


Generation: 5

  1. 9.  William Marbury Descendancy chart to this point (7.Robert4, 5.Anne3, 2.Thomas2, 1.Margaret1) was born Abt 1524, of Girsby in Burgh-upon-Bain, Lincolnshire, England; died Bef 16 Nov 1581.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1525

    Notes:

    Father of the Rev. Francis Marbury; grandfather of Anne Marbury Hutchinson; ancestor of Presidents Garfield, FDR, & Bush.

    Probably (but not incontrovertibly) the William Marbury who represented Newport iuxta Launceston, a notoriously "rotten" borough, in Parliament in 1572.

    William Marbury (1524-1581) = Agnes Lenton (b. ~1528)
    Rev. Francis Marbury (1555-1611) = Bridget Dryden (1563-1644)
    Anne Marbury (1591-1643) = William Hutchinson (1586-1641)
    Edward Hutchinson = Catherine Hamby
    Anne Hutchinson = Daniel Vernon
    Samuel Vernon = Elizabeth Fleet
    Samuel Vernon = Amy Ward
    Samuel Vernon = ?
    William S. Vernon = America Fontaine
    Mary Ann Vernon = Nathaniel Wolfe
    Sophia Vernon Wolfe = John Henry Hammond
    John Henry Hammond = Emily Vanderbilt Sloane
    John Hammond (1910-1987)

    -- One of the most important impresarios of 20th century music; discoverer or early champion of, for instance, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Charlie Christian, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Big Joe Turner, Pete Seeger, Babatunde Olatunji, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Freddie Green, Leonard Cohen, Arthur Russell, Jim Copp, Asha Puthli, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

    William married Agnes Lenton. Agnes (daughter of John Lenton) was born Abt 1528, of Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 11. Katherine Marbury  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of Girsby in Burgh-upon-Bain, Lincolnshire, England; died Bef 26 Dec 1634; was buried 26 Dec 1634, Barrow-on-Humber, Lincolnshire, England.
    2. 12. Rev. Francis Marbury  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 27 Aug 1555; died 12 Feb 1611.

  2. 10.  Anne Danvers Descendancy chart to this point (8.Anne4, 6.Alice3, 3.Sanche2, 1.Margaret1) died 11 Jul 1523.

    Anne married Thomas Lovett. Thomas (son of Thomas Lovett and Elizabeth Boteler) was born , of Astwell in Wappenham, Northamptonshire, England; died 19 Jul 1523. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 13. Elizabeth Lovett  Descendancy chart to this point died 20 Aug 1577; was buried , Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, England.


Generation: 6

  1. 11.  Katherine Marbury Descendancy chart to this point (9.William5, 7.Robert4, 5.Anne3, 2.Thomas2, 1.Margaret1) was born , of Girsby in Burgh-upon-Bain, Lincolnshire, England; died Bef 26 Dec 1634; was buried 26 Dec 1634, Barrow-on-Humber, Lincolnshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 15 May 1633

    Katherine married Christopher Wentworth Aft 19 Aug 1583, St. Peter at Gowts, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. Christopher (son of William Wentworth and Ellen Gilby) was born Abt 1556, of Ravendale, Lincolnshire, England; died 22 Mar 1633; was buried 22 Mar 1633, Barrow-on-Humber, Lincolnshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 14. William Wentworth  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 8 Jun 1584, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England; died Aft 16 Mar 1642.

  2. 12.  Rev. Francis Marbury Descendancy chart to this point (9.William5, 7.Robert4, 5.Anne3, 2.Thomas2, 1.Margaret1) was born Bef 27 Aug 1555; died 12 Feb 1611.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 27 Aug 1555, St. Pancras, London, England

    Notes:

    "Francis Marbury (sometimes spelled Merbury) (1555-1611) was a Cambridge-educated English cleric, schoolmaster and playwright. He is best known for being the father of Anne Hutchinson, considered the most famous (or infamous) English woman in colonial America." [Wikipedia]

    Author of the 1579 play The Contract of Marriage of Wit and Wisdom.

    Rev. married Bridget Dryden 1587. Bridget (daughter of John Dryden and Elizabeth Cope) was born Aft 1563, of Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England; died Aft 12 Feb 1644. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 15. Ann Marbury  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 20 Jul 1591, Alford, Lincolnshire, England; died Aug 1643, New Netherland, in what is now the Bronx.
    2. 16. Katherine Marbury  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1610; died 2 May 1687, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.

  3. 13.  Elizabeth Lovett Descendancy chart to this point (10.Anne5, 8.Anne4, 6.Alice3, 3.Sanche2, 1.Margaret1) died 20 Aug 1577; was buried , Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, England.

    Elizabeth married Anthony Cave Bef 1538. Anthony (son of Richard Cave and Margaret Saxby) was born , of Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, England; died 9 Sep 1558; was buried , Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 17. Mary Cave  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1 Nov 1556; died Bef 6 Oct 1593; was buried 6 Oct 1593, Roxwell, Essex, England.


Generation: 7

  1. 14.  William Wentworth Descendancy chart to this point (11.Katherine6, 9.William5, 7.Robert4, 5.Anne3, 2.Thomas2, 1.Margaret1) was born Bef 8 Jun 1584, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England; died Aft 16 Mar 1642.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 8 Jun 1584, St. Peter at Gowts, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
    • Alternate death: Aft 1628

    Notes:

    Churchwarden of Muckton, Lincolnshire in 1641, in which capacity he, his wife, and his son Edward (later a surgeon of Boston, Lincolnshire) signed the Protestation Returns in that year.

    William married Susanna Carter 28 Nov 1614, Alford, Lincolnshire, England. Susanna died Aft 1641. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 18. William Wentworth  Descendancy chart to this point was born 15 Mar 1616, Alford, Lincolnshire, England; died 15 Mar 1697, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

  2. 15.  Ann Marbury Descendancy chart to this point (12.Rev.6, 9.William5, 7.Robert4, 5.Anne3, 2.Thomas2, 1.Margaret1) was born Bef 20 Jul 1591, Alford, Lincolnshire, England; died Aug 1643, New Netherland, in what is now the Bronx.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 20 Jul 1591, Alford, Lincolnshire, England

    Notes:

    Known to history as Ann Marbury Hutchinson. One of TWK's eleven "gateway ancestors."

    Ann married William Hutchinson 9 Aug 1612, St. Mary Woolnoth, London, England. William (son of Edward Hutchinson and Susanna) was born Bef 14 Aug 1586, Alford, Lincolnshire, England; died Aft 16 Jun 1641, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 19. Edward Hutchinson  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 28 May 1613; died 19 Aug 1675, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried , Springhill Cemetery, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    2. 20. Faith Hutchinson  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 14 Aug 1617, Alford, Lincolnshire, England; died 20 Feb 1652, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
    3. 21. Bridget Hutchinson  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 15 Jan 1619; died Bef 18 Aug 1698, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

  3. 16.  Katherine Marbury Descendancy chart to this point (12.Rev.6, 9.William5, 7.Robert4, 5.Anne3, 2.Thomas2, 1.Margaret1) was born Abt 1610; died 2 May 1687, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.

    Notes:

    One of John Turner Sargent Jr.'s eleven proven "gateway ancestors."

    She was a brave woman. "At Boston, 16 Sept. 1658 the hangman cut off the right ear of Katherine Scott's future son-in-law Christopher Holder (who came from England two years before) for the crime of being a Quaker. Remonstrating against this barbarity, she was thrown into prison and later publicly flogged 'ten cruel stripes with a three-fold corded knotted whip.'" [Collected Papers: Armorial, Genealogical, Historical, citation details below.]

    She appears to have returned very briefly to England in 1659-60.

    Katherine married Richard Scott 7 Jun 1632, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England. Richard (son of Edward Scott and Sarah Carter) was born Bef 9 Sep 1605, Glemsford, Suffolk, England; died Between 1679 and 1680, Providence, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 22. Hannah Scott  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1642; died 24 Jul 1681.

  4. 17.  Mary Cave Descendancy chart to this point (13.Elizabeth6, 10.Anne5, 8.Anne4, 6.Alice3, 3.Sanche2, 1.Margaret1) was born 1 Nov 1556; died Bef 6 Oct 1593; was buried 6 Oct 1593, Roxwell, Essex, England.

    Mary married Jerome Weston. Jerome (son of Richard Weston and Wilburga Catesby) was born Abt 1550, of Skreens in Roxwell, Essex, England; died 31 Dec 1603; was buried , Roxwell, Essex, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 23. Richard Weston  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1 Mar 1577; died 13 Mar 1635.
    2. 24. Mary Weston  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 26 Apr 1579, Roxwell, Essex, England; died Bef 13 Jul 1614.


Generation: 8

  1. 18.  William WentworthWilliam Wentworth Descendancy chart to this point (14.William7, 11.Katherine6, 9.William5, 7.Robert4, 5.Anne3, 2.Thomas2, 1.Margaret1) was born 15 Mar 1616, Alford, Lincolnshire, England; died 15 Mar 1697, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 15 Mar 1616, Alford, Lincolnshire, England

    Notes:

    Arrived in New England sometime in the 1630s. One of TNH's four "gateway ancestors," albeit one about whom the scholarly consensus has been very much in flux. That the William Wentworth of New England was the man baptized in Alford seems extremely probable. That the man baptized in Alford had many gentry and aristocratic ancestors seems indisputable. That he had a provable "royal ancestry" seems very much at issue. Booth, Reed, and Taylor (citation details below) indicate that his descent from William "the Lion", king of Scotland, currently shown in this database, is invalid, and that this will be demonstrated in an upcoming article. They also appear to believe that Wentworth has other, more plausible, royal lines. We look forward to further installments of their TAG article, and to the other future articles to which they refer.

    "William Wentworth (1616-1697) was a follower of John Wheelwright, and an early settler of New Hampshire. Coming from Alford in Lincolnshire, he likely came to New England with Wheelwright in 1636, but no records are found of him in Boston. When Wheelwright was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his role in the Antinomian Controversy, he established the settlement of Exeter, New Hampshire, and Wentworth followed him there and then to Wells, Maine. After Wheelwright left Wells for Hampton, New Hampshire, Wentworth went to Dover, New Hampshire, and this is where he lived the remainder of his life. He was the proprietor of a sawmill, and held several town offices, but is most noted for being an elder in his Dover church for nearly 40 years. He had 11 children with two wives, and has numerous descendants, including many of great prominence." [Wikipedia]

    He was a signer of the Exeter Combination.

    His near descendants included his grandson John Wentworth, Lieutenant Governor of New Hampshire 1717-1730, and New Hampshire governors Benning Wentworth (governor 1741-1767) and Sir John Wentworth (governor 1767-1775); also John Wentworth, Speaker of the New Hampshire House 1771-1778.

    A book-length biographical study of him is William Wentworth, Puritan Preacher by Susan Ostberg; Lincoln, Nebraska: iUniverse, 2006.

    William married Elizabeth Knight Abt 1644. Elizabeth (daughter of Ezekiel Knight and Ann) was born Abt 1626; died Aft 1678. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 25. Ezekiel Wentworth  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1649, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died Between 30 Oct 1711 and 6 May 1712.

  2. 19.  Edward Hutchinson Descendancy chart to this point (15.Ann7, 12.Rev.6, 9.William5, 7.Robert4, 5.Anne3, 2.Thomas2, 1.Margaret1) was born Bef 28 May 1613; died 19 Aug 1675, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried , Springhill Cemetery, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 28 May 1613, Alford, Lincolnshire, England

    Notes:

    Killed in King Philip's War.

    Edward married Katherine Hamby Oct 1636. Katherine (daughter of Robert Hamby and Elizabeth Arnold) was born Bef 19 Oct 1615; died Aft 10 Jun 1649. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 26. Col. Elisha Hutchinson  Descendancy chart to this point was born 16 Nov 1641, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 10 Dec 1717, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried , Boston Common, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

  3. 20.  Faith Hutchinson Descendancy chart to this point (15.Ann7, 12.Rev.6, 9.William5, 7.Robert4, 5.Anne3, 2.Thomas2, 1.Margaret1) was born Bef 14 Aug 1617, Alford, Lincolnshire, England; died 20 Feb 1652, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 14 Aug 1617, Alford, Lincolnshire, England

    Faith married Capt. Thomas Savage 1637, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Capt. was born Abt 1607; died 15 Feb 1682, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 21.  Bridget Hutchinson Descendancy chart to this point (15.Ann7, 12.Rev.6, 9.William5, 7.Robert4, 5.Anne3, 2.Thomas2, 1.Margaret1) was born Bef 15 Jan 1619; died Bef 18 Aug 1698, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 15 Jan 1619, Alford, Lincolnshire, England

    Bridget married John Sanford, President of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Bef 1637. John was born Abt 1608; died Between 22 Jun 1653 and 15 Nov 1653, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet]


  5. 22.  Hannah Scott Descendancy chart to this point (16.Katherine7, 12.Rev.6, 9.William5, 7.Robert4, 5.Anne3, 2.Thomas2, 1.Margaret1) was born 1642; died 24 Jul 1681.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1646

    Hannah married Walter Clarke, Governor of Rhode Island Feb 1667. Walter (son of Jeremy Clarke, Governor of Rhode Island and Frances Latham) was born 1640; died 23 May 1714. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 27. Hannah Clarke  Descendancy chart to this point was born 28 Oct 1667; died 22 Oct 1732.

  6. 23.  Richard Weston Descendancy chart to this point (17.Mary7, 13.Elizabeth6, 10.Anne5, 8.Anne4, 6.Alice3, 3.Sanche2, 1.Margaret1) was born 1 Mar 1577; died 13 Mar 1635.

    Notes:

    1st Earl of Portland. Chancellor of the Exchequer. Lord Treasurer of England.

    From Wikipedia:

    Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland, K. G., was Chancellor of the Exchequer and later Lord Treasurer of England under James I and Charles I, being one of the most influential figures in the early years of Charles I's Personal Rule and the architect of many of the policies that enabled him to rule without raising taxes through Parliament.

    Weston was the eldest son and heir of Sir Jerome Weston, High Sheriff of Essex for 1599, and the former Mary Cave. He was born at Roxwell, Essex, and was a student of the Middle Temple. He served as Member of Parliament (MP) for a number of constituencies including Maldon (1601–1603), Midhurst (in the parliament of 1604-1611), Essex (in the Addled Parliament of 1614), Arundel (1622), Bossiney (1624), Callington (1625) and Bodmin (1626). He was knighted in 1603.

    During the reign of King James I of England, Weston was sent on embassies to Bohemia, Brussels, and Spain. On the last assignment, he negotiated for the restitution of the Palatine. Upon his return to England in 1621, he was made Chancellor of the Exchequer, and retained the post after the accession of Charles I; he proved a capable financial manager but incurred popular hatred as a (justly) suspected Roman Catholic, while also later earning the enmity of the (Catholic) queen, Henrietta Maria for refusing grants to her favourites. He opposed wars with Spain in 1623 and France in 1626, but managed to find ways of raising the money to fund them when required, even when it was impossible to secure the co-operation of Parliament.

    Weston was elevated to the peerage on 13 April 1628, as Baron Weston, of Neyland. He was subsequently made Lord Treasurer of England and invested with the Order of the Garter. His policies proving highly unpopular, he escaped impeachment in 1629 only by the dissolution of Parliament. Nevertheless, he played an important role in the King's Personal Rule without Parliament, finding new sources of revenue while preventing any further increase in the King's expenditure, and being for a time the most influential of Charles's advisers. He persuaded the King to make peace with France in 1629 and Spain in 1630, removing the biggest drain on the treasury, and to sign the secret treaty with Spain in 1634. By the time he died in 1635, the Crown was solvent.

    On 17 February 1633, Weston was created Earl of Portland. Lord Portland was married twice. His first wife was Elizabeth Pincheon of Writtle in Essex. His second wife was Frances Walgrave of Boreley in Essex. He had three children by his first marriage, including Lady Mary Weston (2 January 1603-after August 1678), who married the 2nd Lord Aston of Forfar in 1629, and Lady Elizabeth Weston, who married John Netterville, 2nd Viscount Netterville. He had seven children by his second marriage, including his son Thomas, who later succeeded as 4th Earl, and Lady Anne Weston, the first of the four wives of Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh. His nephew (his sister's son), Jeremy Clarke, became a Governor of Rhode Island in the American colonies.


  7. 24.  Mary Weston Descendancy chart to this point (17.Mary7, 13.Elizabeth6, 10.Anne5, 8.Anne4, 6.Alice3, 3.Sanche2, 1.Margaret1) was born Bef 26 Apr 1579, Roxwell, Essex, England; died Bef 13 Jul 1614.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 26 Apr 1579, Roxwell, Essex, England

    Mary married William Clerke 10 Feb 1599, St. Andrew's, Holborn, London, England. William (son of James Clerke and Mary Saxby) was born , of East Farleigh, Kent, England; died Bef 12 Jun 1610, East Farleigh, Kent, England; was buried 12 Jun 1610, East Farleigh, Kent, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 28. Jeremy Clarke, Governor of Rhode Island  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 1 Dec 1605, East Farleigh, Kent, England; died Jan 1652, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island; was buried Jan 1652, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.