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Lionel Welles

Male Abt 1406 - 1461  (~ 55 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Lionel Welles was born about 1406 in of Belleau, Lincolnshire, England; died on 29 Mar 1461 in Towton, Yorkshire, England; was buried in Methley, Yorkshire, England.

    Notes:

    Privy councillor, 1434. Lieutenant of Ireland, 1438-42. Summoned to Parliament 25 Feb 1432 to 30 Jul 1460. Taken prisoner by Yorkists at the battle of Blore Heath. Fought at the second battle of St. Albans. Killed at the battle of Towton.

    Lionel married Joan Waterton on 15 Aug 1417 in St. Oswald's, Methley, Yorkshire, England. Joan (daughter of Robert Waterton and Cecily Fleming) died after 18 Oct 1434; was buried in Methley, Yorkshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Cecily Welles  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 3. Eleanor Welles  Descendancy chart to this point died before 1504.

    Lionel married Margaret Beauchamp in Apr 1447. Margaret (daughter of John Beauchamp and Edith Stourton) was born about 1410; died before 3 Jun 1482. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]



Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Cecily Welles Descendancy chart to this point (1.Lionel1)

    Family/Spouse: Robert Willoughby. Robert (son of Thomas Willoughby and Joan Arundel) was born in in of Parham, Suffolk, England; died on 30 May 1465; was buried in Campsey Priory, Suffolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Christopher Willoughby  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1453 in of Parham, Suffolk, England; died between 1 Nov 1498 and 13 Jul 1499.

  2. 3.  Eleanor Welles Descendancy chart to this point (1.Lionel1) died before 1504.

    Eleanor married Thomas Hoo before 1445. Thomas (son of Thomas Hoo and Eleanor Felton) was born before 1399 in of Hoo, Luton, Bedfordshire, England; died on 13 Feb 1455. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Eleanor Hoo  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1449.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Christopher Willoughby Descendancy chart to this point (2.Cecily2, 1.Lionel1) was born about 1453 in of Parham, Suffolk, England; died between 1 Nov 1498 and 13 Jul 1499.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Eresby, Lincolnshire, England

    Christopher married Margaret Jenney before 28 Mar 1482. Margaret (daughter of William Jenney and Elizabeth Cawse) died between 1515 and 1516. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Margaret Willoughby  Descendancy chart to this point died after 14 Nov 1526.

  2. 5.  Eleanor Hoo Descendancy chart to this point (3.Eleanor2, 1.Lionel1) was born about 1449.

    Eleanor married James Carew about 1468. James (son of Nicholas Carew and Margaret Fiennes) was born in in of Beddington, Surrey, England; died on 22 Dec 1492. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Richard Carew  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1470 in of Beddington, Surrey, England; died on 23 May 1520.


Generation: 4

  1. 6.  Margaret Willoughby Descendancy chart to this point (4.Christopher3, 2.Cecily2, 1.Lionel1) died after 14 Nov 1526.

    Family/Spouse: Thomas Tyrrell. Thomas (son of James Tyrrell and Anne Arundell) was born in in of Gipping, Suffolk, England; died between 12 Jun 1551 and 25 Aug 1551. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Anne Tyrrell  Descendancy chart to this point

  2. 7.  Richard Carew Descendancy chart to this point (5.Eleanor3, 3.Eleanor2, 1.Lionel1) was born about 1470 in of Beddington, Surrey, England; died on 23 May 1520.

    Notes:

    He was made a knight banneret by Henry VII after the battle of Blackheath, 1497.

    Family/Spouse: Malyn Oxenbridge. Malyn (daughter of Robert Oxenbridge and Anne Lyvelode) died on 3 Oct 1544. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Nicholas Carew  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 1496; died on 3 Mar 1540 in Tower Hill, London, England; was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England.


Generation: 5

  1. 8.  Anne Tyrrell Descendancy chart to this point (6.Margaret4, 4.Christopher3, 2.Cecily2, 1.Lionel1)

    Anne married John Clere before 19 Aug 1529. John (son of Robert Clere and Alice Boleyn) was born about 1511 in of Ormesby St. Margaret, Norfolk, England; died on 21 Aug 1557 in At sea. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. Edward Clere  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 15 Jun 1536 in of Blickling, Norfolk, England; died on 8 Jun 1606 in London, England.

  2. 9.  Nicholas Carew Descendancy chart to this point (7.Richard4, 5.Eleanor3, 3.Eleanor2, 1.Lionel1) was born before 1496; died on 3 Mar 1540 in Tower Hill, London, England; was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Beddington, Surrey, England

    Notes:

    Nicholas Carew was a courtier and diplomat, knight of the shire for Surrey, sheriff of Surrey and Sussex 1518-19, and Master of the Horse to Henry VIII. A close friend and rousting partner of the king's for many years, he was eventually brought down by Thomas Cromwell. Accused and convicted of having been part of the Exeter Conspiracy, he was attainted and executed at Tower Hill on 3 Mar 1540. One of the jurors who convicted him was his wife's brother Francis Bryan, rake, libertine, trimmer, close friend of Henry VIII, remembered to history, for his efficient lack of any perceptible principle, as the "Vicar of Hell."

    Nicholas married Elizabeth Bryan in Dec 1514. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Bryan and Margaret Bourchier) died between 21 May 1546 and 17 Jul 1546; was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 11. Mary Carew  Descendancy chart to this point was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England.


Generation: 6

  1. 10.  Edward Clere Descendancy chart to this point (8.Anne5, 6.Margaret4, 4.Christopher3, 2.Cecily2, 1.Lionel1) was born on 15 Jun 1536 in of Blickling, Norfolk, England; died on 8 Jun 1606 in London, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 3 Jun 1606, London, England

    Notes:

    Burgess for Thetford 1557-58, 1562-63. Burgess for Grampound 1571. Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk 1567-68. Sheriff of Norfolk 1580-81.

    From the History of Parliament:

    Though a younger son, Clere succeeded to an extensive patrimony on the north-east coast of Norfolk, being licensed to enter his lands on 22 Feb. 1558. In May of that year he purchased further property at Wymondham, and in 1561, on the death of his great-uncle Sir James Boleyn he inherited Blickling, which he made his chief seat. On the death of his father-in-law (Sir) Richard Fulmerston in 1567, Clere and his wife came into possession of most of his extensive estates in and around Thetford as well as inheriting most of his personal property.

    Thus, after 1567 Clere was one of the greatest landowners in Norfolk, appearing in 1588 on Lord Burghley's list of 'knights of great possessions' able to support a peerage. He was a second cousin to the Queen and to Lord Hunsdon, and brother-in-law to Walter Haddon, the master of requests. His connexion with the Duke of Norfolk through his father-in-law Fulmerston, the Duke's servant, caused him to be among those questioned on Norfolk's arrest in October 1569, and in September 1571 he and others were ordered to take an inventory of the Duke's goods at Kenninghall. In 1570 he was made collector in Norfolk of the forced loan. This inevitably made him unpopular with his fellow gentry, and gave rise to probably well-founded accusations of fraud and extortion. He was also in conflict with his manorial tenants, and at loggerheads with the Thetford corporation. He had to attend upon the Privy Council for a while after the forced loan episode, but he never lost the Council's confidence. In 1578 he entertained the Queen during her Norfolk progress, 'worthily feasted' her retinue, and was knighted by the Queen at Norwich. In 1583 he signed a petition on behalf of certain puritan ministers and four years later was noted by the bishop of Norwich as a 'favourer of religion'.

    Clere's election at Thetford to the Parliaments of 1558 and 1563 was due to the local influence of his father-in-law, Fulmerston. Clere succeeded to Fulmerston's land in 1567 and what made him resort to Grampound for a seat in 1571 is not evident, nor is it clear who was his patron there. Possibly there was a court connexion with the 2nd Earl of Bedford. Clere's committee work concerned the continuance of statutes (20 Mar. 1563), priests disguised as servants (1 May 1571), and tillage and the navy (25 May 1571). He spoke on the treasons bill (9 Apr. 1571), the anonymous diarist commenting, 'Mr. Clere of Norfolk, a gentleman of great possessions, made hereupon a staggering speech: his conclusion I did not conceive'. Of another speech, again on a religious topic (11 Apr.), he wrote 'such was my ill hap I could not understand what reason he made'. D'Ewes records Clere as speaking on the bill for Bristol, also on 11 Apr. In the discussion on Strickland's case on 20 Apr., he defended the prerogative of the Crown.

    In 1572 Clere decided to try for the county seat, Sir Thomas Cornwallis reporting just before the election that Clere 'leaveth no stone untouched that may further his part', and that 'a great number of the shire' were 'evil affected towards him'. Unsuccessful, he wrote a series of letters to Richard Southwell, whom he had addressed as 'loving cousin and friend' when canvassing support beforehand, describing his 'found falsehood', and contrasting Southwell's 'overt action in so great an assembly' with his 'former pretended opinion'.

    In October 1586 he and his fellow deputy lieutenant Sir William Heydon were ordered by the Privy Council to ensure that at the new election of knights of the shire 'fit men may be chosen, known to be well affected to religion and the present estate', and Clere wrote to his friend, Bassingbourne Gawdy, suggesting that he stand, adding that if he himself were not incapacitated by a rupture, he 'should be willing to be with you there'. The Norfolk gentry at this time were divided. In the north of the county Clere and Sir William Heydon, after initial quarrels over the rights of Clere's second wife to the Heydon manor of Saxlingham, had united against Nathaniel Bacon, the Knyvet and Wyndham families and others of their neighbours. Soon after the 1586 election they apparently persuaded the lord lieutenant, Hunsdon, to replace Sir Thomas Knyvet by their friend Sir Arthur Heveningham as a deputy lieutenant, and had several of their opponents turned off the commission of the peace. During the next few years Clere can generally be found on the side of Heveningham in the latter's quarrels with the Bacon faction over such contentious matters as the organisation of county musters.

    Clere's eldest son Edward, already in 1585 'in peril divers ways of imprisonment and shame', was accused in the next reign of sheltering a seminary priest and from 1606 spent much of his life in prison. Clere therefore did his best to keep his property out of his eldest son's hands, though he could not break the entail on the Fulmerston estate. By various settlements and by his will, made in April 1605, he divided the rest between the younger sons, Sir Francis and Robert, and his grandson Henry. Most of the land eventually reverted to Henry, who became a baronet in 1620 and died s.p. in 1622. Clere's will contained bequests to other relatives, and arranged for the foundation of a fellowship and scholarship at St. John's, Cambridge. Most of the personal property was left to the widow, the sole executrix, who had a life interest in Blickling. One of the two supervisors was his 'old well tried friend' Dru Drury. Clere died in London on 3 June 1606, and was buried at Blickling.

    Edward married Frances Fulmerston about 16 Dec 1554. Frances (daughter of Richard Fulmerston and Alice Lonzam) died on 20 Mar 1580 in Blickling, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 12. Anne Clere  Descendancy chart to this point died before 4 Nov 1616.

  2. 11.  Mary Carew Descendancy chart to this point (9.Nicholas5, 7.Richard4, 5.Eleanor3, 3.Eleanor2, 1.Lionel1) was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England.

    Notes:

    Arthur Darcy and Mary Carew were both descendants of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault, he as a 6Xgreat-grandson and she as a 5Xgreat-granddaughter. By those descents they were, to one another, sixth cousins once removed. But in fact they were slightly more closely related than that: fifth cousins once removed by shared descent from Ralph de Greystoke and Katherine Clifford, and fifth cousins twice removed by shared descent from John de Welle and Maud de Ros.

    Family/Spouse: Arthur Darcy. Arthur (son of Thomas Darcy and Dowsabel Tempest) was born about 1505 in of Brimham, Yorkshire, England; died on 3 Apr 1561; was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 13. Henry Darcy  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Brimham, Yorkshire, England.
    2. 14. Thomas Darcy  Descendancy chart to this point died on 6 Nov 1605.
    3. 15. Edward Darcy  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1543 in of Dartford, Kent, England; died on 28 Oct 1612 in Dartford, Kent, England; was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England.


Generation: 7

  1. 12.  Anne Clere Descendancy chart to this point (10.Edward6, 8.Anne5, 6.Margaret4, 4.Christopher3, 2.Cecily2, 1.Lionel1) died before 4 Nov 1616.

    Anne married William Gilbert on 23 Apr 1578 in Blickling, Norfolk, England. William died before 21 Feb 1608; was buried on 21 Feb 1608 in Mickleover, Derbyshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 16. Temperance Gilbert  Descendancy chart to this point died before 6 Nov 1648.

    Anne married Okeover Crompton about 1610. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 13.  Henry Darcy Descendancy chart to this point (11.Mary6, 9.Nicholas5, 7.Richard4, 5.Eleanor3, 3.Eleanor2, 1.Lionel1) was born in in of Brimham, Yorkshire, England.

    Family/Spouse: Katherine Tyrwhit. Katherine (daughter of Robert Tyrwhit and Elizabeth Oxenbridge) died in 1567. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 14.  Thomas Darcy Descendancy chart to this point (11.Mary6, 9.Nicholas5, 7.Richard4, 5.Eleanor3, 3.Eleanor2, 1.Lionel1) died on 6 Nov 1605.

    Family/Spouse: Elizabeth Conyers. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 15.  Edward Darcy Descendancy chart to this point (11.Mary6, 9.Nicholas5, 7.Richard4, 5.Eleanor3, 3.Eleanor2, 1.Lionel1) was born about 1543 in of Dartford, Kent, England; died on 28 Oct 1612 in Dartford, Kent, England; was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England.

    Notes:

    Edward Darcy was Groom of the Privy Chamber to Elizabeth I, 1583-1603. He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1561, and was admitted at the Inner Temple in Nov 1561. Special ambassador to Francis, Duke of Anjou and William of Orange in 1583. Burgess (M.P.) for Truro, Cornwall, in 1584; justice of the peace in Kent from 1604 to his death.

    His lifelong cupidity appears to have been notable even by the standards of Elizabethan court society. From his entry in the History of Parliament: "In 1594 the attorney-general protested at the nomination of one Wiseman to the post of clerk of the outlawries, after Darcy had virtually put up the office for auction, and in 1600 the widow of Edward Denny petitioned against Darcy's attempt to obtain part of the proceeds of the sale of her late husband's office. He had little need, she wrote, 'to suck this small portion of her Majesty's favour from the hungry mouths of my children'. [...] His patent for searching and sealing leather, which he was granted in 1592 (or 1593), led him to commit 'such exactions and outrages as disquieted all England', and his privileges were first reduced (in 1595) and then (before May 1598) replaced by a new patent for the monopoly of importing and manufacturing playing cards." Sometime between then and 1602, Darcy sued Thomas Allin (also spelled Allain, Allein, Allen, etc.), haberdasher of London, for infringing on his playing-card patent. In what came to be regarded as a landmark case in English law, known to history as the "Case of Monopolies," the King's Bench ultimately ruled against Darcy, declaring his patent void because monopolies are ultimately damaging to the public good. The arguments set forth in the verdict were later much quoted in the various deliberations leading to the creation of modern antitrust and competition law.

    His loss in court can't have broken his stride too badly; he was knighted the next year, on 23 Apr 1603, and retired to live the comfortable life of a wealthy man.

    ——

    Edward Darcy (1543-1612) = Elizabeth Astley
    Robert Darcy = Grace Reddish
    Edward Darcy = Elizabeth Stanhope [1]
    Katherine Darcy (d. 1713) = Erasmus Phillips (d. 1697) [2] [3]
    Elizabeth Phillips (b. abt 1664) = John Shorter [4]
    Catherine Shorter (1682-1737) = Robert Walpole (1676-1745) [5]
    Horace Walpole (1717-1797)

    [1] Daughter of Philip Stanhope, 1st Earl of Chesterfield.

    [2] Erasmus Phillips and Katherine Darcy were parents of Sir John Phillips of Pembrokeshire, a leading Welsh social and religious reformer.

    [3] Through his mother, Elizabeth Dryden, Erasmus Phillips was a first cousin of the poet John Dryden, a second cousin once removed to Jonathan Swift, and a first cousin once removed to Mrs. Ann Marbury Hutchinson, the antinomian religious reformer who was famously cast out of the early Massachusetts Bay colony.

    [4] John Shorter was a son of John Shorter (1625-1688), Lord Mayor of London.

    [5] Robert Walpole is generally considered to have been the first Prime Minister of England in the modern sense.

    Family/Spouse: Elizabeth Astley. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 17. Robert Darcy  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Dartford, Kent, England; died before 1632.
    2. 18. Isabella Darcy  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1600; died between 29 May 1668 and 4 Aug 1669.


Generation: 8

  1. 16.  Temperance Gilbert Descendancy chart to this point (12.Anne7, 10.Edward6, 8.Anne5, 6.Margaret4, 4.Christopher3, 2.Cecily2, 1.Lionel1) died before 6 Nov 1648.

    Notes:

    Her second husband was William Hopkins. Administration on the estate of Temperance Hopkins who died overseas was granted to him on 6 Nov 1648 by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. For this reason it is suspected that she emigrated to New England with her daughter.

    Family/Spouse: John Alsop. John (son of Anthony Alsop and Jane Smith) was born about 1596 in of Alsop-le-Dale, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England; died between 28 Mar 1631 and 8 Jun 1631. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 19. Elizabeth Alsop  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in Derbyshire, England; died in Jul 1688 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut.

  2. 17.  Robert Darcy Descendancy chart to this point (15.Edward7, 11.Mary6, 9.Nicholas5, 7.Richard4, 5.Eleanor3, 3.Eleanor2, 1.Lionel1) was born in in of Dartford, Kent, England; died before 1632.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 1631

    Family/Spouse: Grace Reddish. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 20. Edward Darcy  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1610 in of Dartford, Kent, England.

  3. 18.  Isabella Darcy Descendancy chart to this point (15.Edward7, 11.Mary6, 9.Nicholas5, 7.Richard4, 5.Eleanor3, 3.Eleanor2, 1.Lionel1) was born about 1600; died between 29 May 1668 and 4 Aug 1669.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1669, London, England

    Isabella married John Launce about 1619. John (son of Robert Launce and Susan Tubb) was born about 1597 in of Penair in St. Clement, Cornwall, England; died before 25 Jun 1635; was buried on 25 Jun 1635 in St. Clement, Cornwall, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 21. Mary Launce  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1625; died on 9 Mar 1710 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.