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Anne Hankford

Female Abt 1431 - 1485  (~ 54 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Anne Hankford was born about 1431; died on 13 Nov 1485.

    Anne married Thomas Butler before 11 Jul 1445. Thomas (son of James le Boteler and Joan Beauchamp) died on 3 Aug 1515; was buried in Mercer's Chapel, Cheapside, London, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Margaret Butler  Descendancy chart to this point died before 20 Mar 1540.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Margaret Butler Descendancy chart to this point (1.Anne1) died before 20 Mar 1540.

    Notes:

    Also called Margaret Ormond. According to Walter Rye (citation details below), she died insane.

    Margaret married William Boleyn before 16 Nov 1469. William (son of Geoffrey Boleyn, Lord Mayor of London and Anne Hoo) was born about 1451 in of Blickling, Norfolk, England; died on 5 Oct 1505. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Alice Boleyn  Descendancy chart to this point died on 1 Nov 1538; was buried in Ormesby St. Margaret, Ormesby, Norfolk, England.
    2. 4. Thomas Boleyn  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1477 in Hever Castle, Hever, Kent, England; died on 12 Mar 1539; was buried in St. Peter's, Hever, Kent, England.
    3. 5. James Boleyn  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1480; died before 6 Sep 1561; was buried on 6 Sep 1561 in Blickling, Norfolk, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Alice Boleyn Descendancy chart to this point (2.Margaret2, 1.Anne1) died on 1 Nov 1538; was buried in Ormesby St. Margaret, Ormesby, Norfolk, England.

    Family/Spouse: Robert Clere. Robert (son of Robert Clere and Elizabeth Uvedale) was born in in of Ormesby, Norfolk, England; died on 10 Aug 1529; was buried in Ormesby St. Margaret, Ormesby, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. John Clere  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1511 in of Ormesby St. Margaret, Norfolk, England; died on 21 Aug 1557 in At sea.

  2. 4.  Thomas Boleyn Descendancy chart to this point (2.Margaret2, 1.Anne1) was born about 1477 in Hever Castle, Hever, Kent, England; died on 12 Mar 1539; was buried in St. Peter's, Hever, Kent, England.

    Notes:

    1st Earl of Wiltshire. 1st Earl of Ormond. 1st Viscount Rochford.

    Family/Spouse: Elizabeth Howard. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Howard and Elizabeth Tilney) was born about 1480; died on 3 Apr 1538. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Anne Boleyn, Queen Consort of England  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1500 in Blickling, Norfolk, England; died on 19 May 1536 in Tower Hill, London, England; was buried in Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London, London, England.

  3. 5.  James Boleyn Descendancy chart to this point (2.Margaret2, 1.Anne1) was born about 1480; died before 6 Sep 1561; was buried on 6 Sep 1561 in Blickling, Norfolk, England.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Norfolk, 1529. Chancellor of the household of his neice, Anne Boleyn, 1533-36. Knight of the body to Henry VIII by 1533.

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



Generation: 4

  1. 6.  John Clere Descendancy chart to this point (3.Alice3, 2.Margaret2, 1.Anne1) was born about 1511 in of Ormesby St. Margaret, Norfolk, England; died on 21 Aug 1557 in At sea.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of London, England
    • Alternate birth: of Norwich, Norfolk, England

    Notes:

    Burgess for Bramber. Burgess for Thetford. Knight of the shire for Norfolk. Vice Admiral. Treasurer for the Army in France.

    From the History of Parliament:

    Rarely on good terms with his neighbours, above all the Pastons, Clere was not infrequently in the Star Chamber, where one complainant criticized his 'covetous appetite and ungodly disposition'. At least in Henry VIII's time he could treat such attacks the more lightly in that he enjoyed the patronage of the Howards: the 3rd Duke of Norfolk had been overseer of his father's will and his younger brother Thomas, a servant of the Earl of Surrey, was to be commemorated in one of Surrey's sonnets after dying from wounds received when he saved the earl's life in France in 1545. It was during this phase of Clere's career that he attended his first two Parliaments as Member for Bramber, one of the Howard boroughs in Sussex. He was one of a group around Surrey arrested during the second session of the Parliament of 1542 for eating flesh in Lent.

    If it was as a courtier and a dependant of the Howards that he first came to public notice, it was as a naval captain and an administrator that Clere made his name. Early in 1548 he commanded a patrol in the North Sea and two years later he served in the Channel. His service at sea commended him to the admiral John Dudley, Viscount Lisle, whom in 1546 he accompanied to France to negotiate peace. Presumably he served under Dudley's successor as admiral, Thomas, Baron Seymour of Sudeley, but nothing has come to light about his part in the Scottish war. Clere's plundering of West Somerton church perhaps helped to foment Ket's rebellion during 1548: he answered the Marquess of Northampton's call for support from Norfolk gentlemen and after Northampton's replacement by Dudley, then Earl of Warwick, he assisted in restoring order. Dudley rewarded him with lands said to have been promised to him by Henry VIII and with the treasurership of the army stationed in northern France until the surrender of Boulogne in 1550. His closeness to Dudley probably accounts for his Membership of the Parliament of March 1553 as much as his friendship with the leading resident at Thetford, Richard Fulmerston. During the succession crisis Clere seems to have declared for Lady Jane Grey and to have prevented a military force from Great Yarmouth from reaching Mary. When the tide turned in Mary's favour his arms were impounded but he is not known to have been imprisoned. […]

    [H]is appointment as vice-admiral at Portsmouth in the following year shows that he was regarded as politically reliable as well as professionally competent. His first mission, to escort Charles V on his voyage to retirement in Spain, brought him a gold chain from the ex-emperor, but his second was to prove fatal. In July 1557 he was given command of a fleet against Scotland which on 21 Aug. was surprised by an enemy force in the Orkneys, and in the engagement which followed he was drowned. Following his death the Council ordered an inquiry to be held into alleged disorders committed by his men in churches and religious houses in Scotland.

    John married Anne Tyrrell before 19 Aug 1529. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. 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. 7.  Anne Boleyn, Queen Consort of England Descendancy chart to this point (4.Thomas3, 2.Margaret2, 1.Anne1) was born about 1500 in Blickling, Norfolk, England; died on 19 May 1536 in Tower Hill, London, England; was buried in Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London, London, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: tower

    Anne married Henry VIII, King of England in Jan 1533. Henry (son of Henry VII, King of England and lord of Ireland and Elizabeth of York, Queen Consort of England) was born on 28 Jun 1491 in Greenwich, Kent, England; died on 28 Jan 1547 in Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon Thames, London, England; was buried in St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Sep 1533 in Greenwich Palace, Kent, England; died on 24 Mar 1603 in Richmond Palace, Surrey, England; was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England.


Generation: 5

  1. 8.  Edward Clere Descendancy chart to this point (6.John4, 3.Alice3, 2.Margaret2, 1.Anne1) 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. 10. Anne Clere  Descendancy chart to this point died before 4 Nov 1616.

  2. 9.  Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland Descendancy chart to this point (7.Anne4, 4.Thomas3, 2.Margaret2, 1.Anne1) was born on 7 Sep 1533 in Greenwich Palace, Kent, England; died on 24 Mar 1603 in Richmond Palace, Surrey, England; was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England.


Generation: 6

  1. 10.  Anne Clere Descendancy chart to this point (8.Edward5, 6.John4, 3.Alice3, 2.Margaret2, 1.Anne1) 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. 11. Temperance Gilbert  Descendancy chart to this point died before 6 Nov 1648.

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



Generation: 7

  1. 11.  Temperance Gilbert Descendancy chart to this point (10.Anne6, 8.Edward5, 6.John4, 3.Alice3, 2.Margaret2, 1.Anne1) 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. 12. Elizabeth Alsop  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in Derbyshire, England; died in Jul 1688 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut.


Generation: 8

  1. 12.  Elizabeth Alsop Descendancy chart to this point (11.Temperance7, 10.Anne6, 8.Edward5, 6.John4, 3.Alice3, 2.Margaret2, 1.Anne1) was born in in Derbyshire, England; died in Jul 1688 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut

    Notes:

    One of DDB's five proven "gateway ancestors."

    Elizabeth married Richard Baldwin after 5 Feb 1643 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut. Richard (son of Sylvester Baldwin and Sarah) was born before 25 Aug 1622; died on 23 Jul 1665 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 13. Sarah Baldwin  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Apr 1649; died on 14 May 1712 in Derby, New Haven, Connecticut.