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Robert Needham

Male - 1556


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Robert Needham was born in in of Shavington in Adderley, Shropshire, England (son of William Needham and Isabel Bromley); died on 4 Jun 1556.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Cranage, Cheshire, England

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Shropshire 1528-29, 1535-36, 1540-41. Sheriff of Cheshire 1538-39.

    Jacobus (citation details below) makes this Robert Needham a younger brother of William Needham who married Isabel Bromley. Richardson (citation details below) clarifies that Robert was a younger son of William.

    Family/Spouse: Agnes Mainwaring. Agnes (daughter of John Mainwaring and Maud Legh) died on 2 May 1560. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Thomas Needham was born in 1510 in of Cranage, Cheshire, England; died before 1556.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Needham was born in in of Cranage, Cheshire, England (son of Thomas Needham and Maud Brereton); died in 1505.

    Notes:

    Sergeant-at-law of Cheshire, 1461, and bailiff of Drakelowe and Rudheth, 1461 and 1472-76.

    William married Isabel Bromley. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Isabel Bromley (daughter of John Bromley and Joane Hexstall).
    Children:
    1. 1. Robert Needham was born in in of Shavington in Adderley, Shropshire, England; died on 4 Jun 1556.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Thomas Needham was born in in of Cranage, Cheshire, England (son of Robert Needham and Maud Savage).

    Thomas married Maud Brereton. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Maud Brereton (daughter of William Brereton).
    Children:
    1. 2. William Needham was born in in of Cranage, Cheshire, England; died in 1505.

  3. 6.  John Bromley was born in in of Baddington, Cheshire, England (son of William de Bromley and Margery de Mainwaring); died after 26 Apr 1467.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt 1486

    Notes:

    Fought on the Lancastrian side at Blore Heath; he was one of the few Lancastrian survivors.

    Said to have had a relationship with Martha Woodville, a sister of Elizabeth Woodville who married Edward IV.

    John married Joane Hexstall before 18 Mar 1453. Joane (daughter of William Hexstall and Margaret Bromley) died after 26 Apr 1467. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Joane Hexstall (daughter of William Hexstall and Margaret Bromley); died after 26 Apr 1467.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1 Sep 1452

    Children:
    1. 3. Isabel Bromley
    2. Margaret Bromley died in 1469.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Robert Needham was born in in of Cranage, Cheshire, England (son of Robert Needham); died in 1448.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Shenton, Shropshire, England

    Robert married Maud Savage. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Maud Savage (daughter of John Savage).
    Children:
    1. 4. Thomas Needham was born in in of Cranage, Cheshire, England.
    2. John Needham died in 1480.

  3. 10.  William Brereton
    Children:
    1. 5. Maud Brereton

  4. 12.  William de Bromley was born in in of Baddington, Cheshire, England (son of John de Bromley and Margery Mascy); died about 1430.

    Notes:

    He was affianced to Agnes Mainwaring, but she died, and he married her sister Margery instead.

    William married Margery de Mainwaring. Margery (daughter of Randall Mainwaring and Margery de Venables) died after 1430. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  5. 13.  Margery de Mainwaring (daughter of Randall Mainwaring and Margery de Venables); died after 1430.
    Children:
    1. 6. John Bromley was born in in of Baddington, Cheshire, England; died after 26 Apr 1467.

  6. 14.  William Hexstall was born in in of Heckstall, Staffordshire, England; died between 24 Aug 1470 and 30 Sep 1481.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Hextall's Court, East Peckham, Kent, England
    • Alternate birth: of Kent, England
    • Alternate death: 1470

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Surrey, 1449. Sub-sheriff of Staffordshire 1431-35.

    He is said in various visitation pedigrees and other genealogical sources to have been a son of Richard de Hexstall and Anne Grovehurst (supposedly a daughter of Richard Grovehurst of Horsmondon, Kent), the former a son of Richard or Thomas de Hexstall and Elizabeth Hewet (definitely a daughter of John Hewet and Catherine Boweles). On 27 Jan 2021, Butler University historian Scott Swanson posted a long post to soc.genealogy.medieval summarizing everything that can be established about this William Hexstall, in the course of which he established that the aforementioned "Richard de Hexstall" almost certainly did not exist, but was instead the result of confusion on the part of Thomas Philipott in his 1776 Villare Cantianum; or Kent Surveyed and Illustrated. Thomas de Hexstall and Elizabeth Hewet existed, and were married to one another, but no evidence exists that they had a son named Richard. A Henry Hexstall married a Joan Grovehurst (daughter or sister and coheir of Richard Grovehurst) by 15 Nov 1466. But nothing exists to confirm the alleged parentage of this William Hexstall.

    William married Margaret Bromley before 1423. Margaret (daughter of William Bromley) was born before 7 Nov 1411. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  7. 15.  Margaret Bromley was born before 7 Nov 1411 (daughter of William Bromley).
    Children:
    1. 7. Joane Hexstall died after 26 Apr 1467.