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Alexander Besford

Male Abt 1290 - Aft 1367  (~ 78 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Alexander Besford was born about 1290; died after 1367.

    Notes:

    Paul C. Reed in "Another Look at Joan de Harley: Will Her Real Descendants Please Rise?" (citation details below) states that this Alexander Besford "was a knight of the shire in 1344", citing T. Nash, Collections for the History of Worcestershire (1781) which says that Besford served in the Parliament at Sarum in 18 Edward III (25 Jan 1344 - 24 Jan 1345).

    Family/Spouse: Joan. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Alexander Besford  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Fladbury, Warwickshire, England; died after 1399.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Alexander Besford Descendancy chart to this point (1.Alexander1) was born in in of Fladbury, Warwickshire, England; died after 1399.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1325, of Besford, Worcestershire, England
    • Alternate death: Abt 1396
    • Alternate death: Abt 1400

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Worcestershire, Oct 1382, Sep 1388, 1391, 1395. Alnager of Worcestershire 1 Mar 1377 - 1379. Justice of the peace for Worcestershire 20 Dec 1382 - abt 1383; 27 Apr 1386 - Jul 1389; 14 Mar 1393 - Jun 1394. Steward of the liberties of Westminster Abbey, western parts, probably by May 1383 - abt 1400. Verderer, Feckenham forest, Worcestershire, before June 1393.

    Family/Spouse: (Unknown) Lench. (Unknown) was born in in of Lench, Worcestershire, England; died before 1376. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Agnes Besford  Descendancy chart to this point was born between 1355 and 1360; died after 1428.

    Alexander married Beatrice before 24 Jun 1376. Beatrice died in 1404. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]



Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Agnes Besford Descendancy chart to this point (2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1) was born between 1355 and 1360; died after 1428.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1350

    Agnes married Thomas Throckmorton about 1380. Thomas (son of Robert Throckmorton and Lucy Coleman) was born about 1355; died after Jan 1411; was buried in St. John Fladbury, Pershore, Worcestershire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. John Throckmorton  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1380 in of Fladbury, Warwickshire, England; died after 12 Apr 1445; was buried in St. John Fladbury, Pershore, Worcestershire, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  John Throckmorton Descendancy chart to this point (3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1) was born about 1380 in of Fladbury, Warwickshire, England; died after 12 Apr 1445; was buried in St. John Fladbury, Pershore, Worcestershire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 12 Apr 1445, London, England
    • Alternate death: 13 Apr 1445
    • Alternate death: 13 Apr 1446

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Worcestershire Nov 1414, 1420, 1422, 1432, 1433, 1439. Undertreasurer of the Exchequer, 19 Jul 1433 - abt Jul 1443. Justice of the peace for Worcestershire, 16 Jan 1414 to his death; for Warwickshire, 26 Oct 1433 - Dec 1439. Deputy sheriff of Worcestershire (by appointment of Richard, earl of Warwick), 2 Nov 1416 - 5 Sep 1418; 29 Sep 1419 - 20 Oct 1420; 29 Sep 1430 - 1431. Escheator of Worcestershire, 4 Nov 1418 - 23 Nov 1419. Warwick chamberlain of the Exchequer, Dec 1418 to his death.

    "Merely tenants of the bishops of Worcester in the manor of Throckmorton, the Throckmortons owed their rise in the early 15th century almost entirely to John's legal and administrative ability and the family connexion with the earls of Warwick." [History of Parliament, citation details below]

    They are GX10-grandparents of Jane Austen on one line:

    John Throckmorton (d. 1445) = Eleanor Spinney
    Thomas Throckmorton (b. 1412) = Margaret Olney
    Robert Throckmorton (d. 1518) = Katherine Marrow (d. 1505)
    George Throckmorton = Katherine Vaux
    Clement Throckmorton (d. 1573) = Catherine Nevill
    Catherine Throgmorton = Thomas Harby (d. 1594)
    Emma Harby (1590-1622) = Robert Charlton (d. 1670)
    Emma Charlton = Henry Barnard (d. 1680)
    Elizabeth Barnard (d. 1719) = James Brydges (1642-1714)
    Mary Brydges (1666-1703) = Theophilus Leigh (1647-1725)
    Thomas Leigh (1696-1764) = Jane Walker (1705-1768)
    Cassandra Leigh (1739-1827) = George Austen (1731-1805)
    Jane Austen (1775-1817)

    And on another line, her 11X-great grandparents:

    John Throckmorton (d. 1445) = Eleanor Spinney
    John Throckmorton (d. 1436) = Elizabeth Bruges
    Christopher Throckmorton = (Unknown) Hartley
    William Throckmorton = Margaret Matthew
    Thomas Throckmorton (d. 1586) = Margaret Whittington
    Thomas Throckmorton (d. 1607) = Elizabeth Berkeley
    Mary Throckmorton (d. 1632) = James Scudamore (d. 1619)
    Mary Scudamore = Giles Brydges (d. 1637)
    John Brydges (1623-1652) = Mary Pearle
    James Brydges (1642-1714) = Elizabeth Barnard (d. 1719)
    Mary Brydges (1666-1703) = Theophilus Leigh (1647-1725)
    Thomas Leigh (1696-1764) = Jane Walker (1705-1768)
    Cassandra Leigh (1739-1827) = George Austen (1731-1805)
    Jane Austen (1775-1817)

    And they have a genealogical Shakespeare connection, albeit a recondite one through their GX4-granddaughter Muriel Sheldon's husband Francis Clare:

    John Throckmorton (d. 1445) = Eleanor Spinney
    Thomas Throckmorton (b. 1412) = Margaret Olney
    Robert Throckmorton (d. 1518) = Katherine Marrow (d. 1505)
    George Throckmorton = Katherine Vaux
    Robert Throckmorton (1513-1581) = Muriel Berkeley (d. 1542)
    Anne Throckmorton (1540-1603) = Ralph Sheldon (d. 1613)
    Muriel Sheldon = Francis Clare

    The abovenamed Francis Clare was a grandson of Edward Blunt (d. 1557) via his mother Anne Blunt. Francis Clare's aunt Joyce Blunt married John Combe2 (d. 1558) of Stratford-upon-Avon. (Their son John Combe3 died in 1614, leaving William Shakespeare £5 in his will.) John Combe2 was the son of John Combe1 (d. 1550) and his wife Katherine. Katherine married, secondly, Adrian Quiney (d. 1553). Their great-grandson Thomas Quiney (1589-1655) married Judith Shakespeare (1585-1662), daughter of William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway.

    John married Eleanor Spinney after 30 Jun 1409. Eleanor (daughter of Guy Spyne and Katherine) died after 1466. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Agnes Throckmorton  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 6. Eleanor Throckmorton  Descendancy chart to this point died before 1503.
    3. 7. Thomas Throckmorton  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1412 in of Coughton, Warwickshire, England; died on 13 Jul 1472 in Coughton, Warwickshire, England; was buried in St. John Fladbury, Pershore, Worcestershire, England.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Agnes Throckmorton Descendancy chart to this point (4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1)

    Family/Spouse: Thomas Wynslow. Thomas (son of William Wynslow and Agnes Poure) was born in in of Burton, Oxfordshire, England; died before 31 Mar 1463. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Agnes Wynslow  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 9. Elizabeth Winslow  Descendancy chart to this point died before 1515.

  2. 6.  Eleanor Throckmorton Descendancy chart to this point (4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1) died before 1503.

    Eleanor married Richard Knightley about 1440. Richard (son of Richard Knightley and Elizabeth Purefoy) was born in 1427 in of Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England; died before 19 Jun 1476. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. Richard Knightley  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1440 in of Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England; died on 8 Dec 1534.

  3. 7.  Thomas Throckmorton Descendancy chart to this point (4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1) was born in 1412 in of Coughton, Warwickshire, England; died on 13 Jul 1472 in Coughton, Warwickshire, England; was buried in St. John Fladbury, Pershore, Worcestershire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Throckmorton, Worcestershire, England
    • Alternate death: Abt 1473

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire. Knight of the shire for Worcestershire, 1447.

    Thomas married Margaret Olney about 1446. Margaret (daughter of Robert Olney and Goditha Bosam) died in 1493. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 11. Robert Throckmorton  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1451 in of Coughton, Warwickshire, England; died in 1518.
    2. 12. John Throckmorton  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1460 in of South Elmham, Suffolk, England; died between 1507 and 1510.


Generation: 6

  1. 8.  Agnes Wynslow Descendancy chart to this point (5.Agnes5, 4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1)

    Agnes married John Giffard in 1460. John (son of Thomas Giffard and Eleanor Vaux) was born about 1431 in of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England; died before 23 Sep 1506. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 13. Thomas Giffard  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England; died on 10 Oct 1511.

  2. 9.  Elizabeth Winslow Descendancy chart to this point (5.Agnes5, 4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1) died before 1515.

    Family/Spouse: Humphrey Seymour. Humphrey (son of John Seymour and Isabel William) was born in in of Wendlebury, Oxfordshire, England; died after 1508. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 14. Eleanor Seymour  Descendancy chart to this point

  3. 10.  Richard Knightley Descendancy chart to this point (6.Eleanor5, 4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1) was born about 1440 in of Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England; died on 8 Dec 1534.

    Family/Spouse: Joan Skennard. Joan (daughter of Henry Skennard and Margery Harewdon) died after 22 May 1539. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 15. Valentine Knightley  Descendancy chart to this point died on 8 Mar 1566 in Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England.

  4. 11.  Robert Throckmorton Descendancy chart to this point (7.Thomas5, 4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1) was born about 1451 in of Coughton, Warwickshire, England; died in 1518.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1452, of Coughton, Warwickshire, England
    • Alternate death: 1519, On pilgrimage to the Holy Land

    Notes:

    Robert Throckmorton (d. 1518) = Katherine Marrow (d. 1505)
    George Throckmorton = Katherine Vaux
    Clement Throckmorton (d. 1573) = Catherine Nevill
    Catherine Throgmorton = Thomas Harby (d. 1594)
    Emma Harby (1590-1622) = Robert Charlton (d. 1670)
    Emma Charlton = Henry Barnard (d. 1680)
    Elizabeth Barnard (d. 1719) = James Brydges (1642-1714)
    Mary Brydges (1666-1703) = Theophilus Leigh (1647-1725)
    Thomas Leigh (1696-1764) = Jane Walker (1705-1768)
    Cassandra Leigh (1739-1827) = George Austen (1731-1805)
    Jane Austen (1775-1817)

    Robert married Katherine Marrow about 1477. Katherine (daughter of William Marrow, Mayor of London and Katherine Rich) died in 1505. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 16. Richard Throckmorton  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England'; died in 1547.

  5. 12.  John Throckmorton Descendancy chart to this point (7.Thomas5, 4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1) was born about 1460 in of South Elmham, Suffolk, England; died between 1507 and 1510.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of All Saints, South Elmham, Suffolk, England

    Family/Spouse: Jane Baynard. Jane (daughter of Henry Baynard) died about 1539. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 17. Simon Throckmorton  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1493 in of Barsham, Suffolk, England; died on 10 Jul 1527.


Generation: 7

  1. 13.  Thomas Giffard Descendancy chart to this point (8.Agnes6, 5.Agnes5, 4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1) was born in in of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England; died on 10 Oct 1511.

    Family/Spouse: Jane Langston. Jane (daughter of John Langston and Amice Danvers) died on 22 Mar 1535. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 18. Amy Giffard  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1485.

  2. 14.  Eleanor Seymour Descendancy chart to this point (9.Elizabeth6, 5.Agnes5, 4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1)

    Eleanor married John Ashfield about 1500. John (son of John Ashfield and Margaret Ford) was born in in of Heythrop and Dean in Spilsbury, Oxfordshire, England; died before 10 Feb 1521. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 19. Dorothy Ashfield  Descendancy chart to this point died between 21 Oct 1568 and 31 Dec 1568; was buried in Hasfield, Gloucestershire, England.

  3. 15.  Valentine Knightley Descendancy chart to this point (10.Richard6, 6.Eleanor5, 4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1) died on 8 Mar 1566 in Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England.

    Family/Spouse: Anne Ferrers. Anne (daughter of Edward Ferrers and Constance Brome) was born in in Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire, England; died on 12 Dec 1554. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 20. Thomas Knightley  Descendancy chart to this point was born after 26 Dec 1542 in of Burgh Hall, Staffordshire, England.

  4. 16.  Richard Throckmorton Descendancy chart to this point (11.Robert6, 7.Thomas5, 4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1) was born in in of Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England'; died in 1547.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Higham Park, Northamptonshire, England

    Notes:

    Seneschal to the Duchy of Lancaster.

    Richard married Jane Beaufo between 1500 and 1505. Jane (daughter of Humphrey de Beaufo and Joanna Hugford) was born before 1484. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 21. Goditha Throckmorton  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 22. Mary Throckmorton  Descendancy chart to this point died before 1553.

  5. 17.  Simon Throckmorton Descendancy chart to this point (12.John6, 7.Thomas5, 4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1) was born about 1493 in of Barsham, Suffolk, England; died on 10 Jul 1527.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Earsham, Norfolk, England
    • Alternate death: 1527, Earsham, Norfolk, England

    Family/Spouse: Anne Louthe. Anne (daughter of Edmund Louthe and Edith Stukeley) died about 1576. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 23. Lionel Throckmorton  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1525 in of South Elmham, Suffolk, England; died on 24 Nov 1599; was buried in Holy Trinity, Bungay, Suffolk, England.


Generation: 8

  1. 18.  Amy Giffard Descendancy chart to this point (13.Thomas7, 8.Agnes6, 5.Agnes5, 4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1) was born about 1485.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between 1485 and 1490

    Notes:

    Or Anna.

    Amy married Richard Samwell before 1511. Richard (son of John Samwell) was born in in of Edgecote, Northamptonshire, England; died on 3 May 1519. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 24. Susanna Samwell  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1511; died before 23 Feb 1586 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England; was buried on 23 Feb 1586 in All Saints, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.

  2. 19.  Dorothy Ashfield Descendancy chart to this point (14.Eleanor7, 9.Elizabeth6, 5.Agnes5, 4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1) died between 21 Oct 1568 and 31 Dec 1568; was buried in Hasfield, Gloucestershire, England.

    Dorothy married Richard Pauncefoot before 1538. Richard (son of John Pauncefoot and Bridget Tate) was born about 1512 in of Hasfield, Gloucestershire, England; died on 20 Dec 1558. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 25. Jane Pauncefoot  Descendancy chart to this point

  3. 20.  Thomas Knightley Descendancy chart to this point (15.Valentine7, 10.Richard6, 6.Eleanor5, 4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1) was born after 26 Dec 1542 in of Burgh Hall, Staffordshire, England.

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

    Children:
    1. 26. Richard Knightley  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Burgh Hall, Staffordshire, England; died before 19 Sep 1650; was buried on 19 Sep 1650 in Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England.

  4. 21.  Goditha Throckmorton Descendancy chart to this point (16.Richard7, 11.Robert6, 7.Thomas5, 4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1)

    Family/Spouse: Thomas Neale. Thomas (son of Thomas Neale and Emlyn Cheshire) was born in in of Yelden, Bedfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 27. Jane Neale  Descendancy chart to this point died before 7 Sep 1618.
    2. 28. John Neale  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Yelden, Bedfordshire, England.

  5. 22.  Mary Throckmorton Descendancy chart to this point (16.Richard7, 11.Robert6, 7.Thomas5, 4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1) died before 1553.

    Mary married George Butler between 1520 and 1530. George (son of William Butler and Jane) was born between 1497 and 1508 in Droitwich, Worcestershire, England; died in 1551. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 29. John Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born after 1532 in of Tofte in Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, England; died between 1 Sep 1612 and 20 Jan 1614.

  6. 23.  Lionel Throckmorton Descendancy chart to this point (17.Simon7, 12.John6, 7.Thomas5, 4.John4, 3.Agnes3, 2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1) was born in 1525 in of South Elmham, Suffolk, England; died on 24 Nov 1599; was buried in Holy Trinity, Bungay, Suffolk, England.

    Lionel married Elizabeth Blennerhasset on 29 Jun 1561 in Barsham, Suffolk, England. Elizabeth (daughter of John Blennerhasset and Elizabeth Cornwallis) died between 30 Jun 1608 and 7 Nov 1608. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 30. Bassingbourne Throckmorton  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1564 in of Norwich, Norfolk, England; died on 21 Sep 1638.