Thursday, May 6, 2010



The ancestry of HM's late mother is well documented as deriving in part from colonial Virginia. One such line is that of WOOLHOUSE which intermarried with the BERNARD family, early Virginia settlers. Because of my own descent from a WOOLHOUSE sibling whose line remained in England, I have been investigating the deeper ancestry of the following people who all share the same ancestry, viz.: From: Joseph Hunter's "Familiae Minorum Gentium", Harleian Society Publications, Visitations section, vol. 38, pp. 467-468, pedigree entitled HALLOWES-WOOLHOUSE, Generation I: WOOLHOUSE Siblings: 1A. Sarah, m. (1) George SMITHES, of London, goldsmith and citizen; London alderman and sheriff. He d. 11 July 1615, aged 52 (see "Some Account of the Lord Mayors and Sheriffs of the City of London during the first quarter of the seventeeth century, 1601-1625", (1897) by G.E. Cokayne, pp. 53-54), issue 4 sons and 5 daughters; m. (2) Sir Arthur SAVAGE, Kt, General of HM Forces in France, etc., knighted at Cadiz; d. 13 March 1632, bur. St Mary Staining, London, issue 1 daughter. By George SMITHES, Sarah WOOLHOUSE had three daughters who survived, of whom the second was Elizabeth SMITHES, wife of Edward SEWSTER, citizen and goldsmith of London, who had issue Elizabeth SEWSTER (who married Edward NOTT, brother of Sir Thomas NOTT, Kt [DNB and ODNB] and uncle of Edward NOTT, governor of Virginia, 1705-1706) and George SEWSTER whose widow is named in Genealogical Gleanings in England, p. 94, when his widow, now Elizabeth PARKINS, nee SALTONSTALL, complained about the rapacity of Roger NOTT, the father of Edward NOTT and his Sir Thomas NOTT, and himself a royalist who "suffered much for his loyalty" [DNB]) 1B. Elizabeth, m. (1) John EDGE, and (2) Isaac WRIGHT, of Bletchingley, d. 10 March 1622 1C. Robert WOOLHOUSE, of Glapwell, Derbyshire, Esq., son and heir, married Mary HUTCHINSON, of Barnford. 1D. Susan, married Robert SPENCER 1E. Mary, married Francis BARNARD (VIRGINIA ROYAL GATEWAY) 1F. dau., married Richard BARNARD, brother to Francis BARNARD (VIRGINIA ROYAL GATEWAY)(she is normally referred to as Elizabeth) Generation II 2. Anthony WOOLHOUSE, of London, citizen and haberdasher; later of Glapwell (NB not Chapwell), Derbyshire, in succession to his elder brother John, who d.s.p.; bur. Church of St Magnus Martyr in London Bridge.3. Millicent STRELLEY, will dated 1 Oct. 1602; being then a widow of Mi[t]cham, Surrey; brother, Nicholas STRELLEY named in her will. Generation III 4. John WOOLHOUSE, of Glapwell, Derbyshire; Hunter's sources are "Harl. MS and Bassano".5. Margaret BAKER, daughter of Richard BAKER, of Aldesworth, co. Notts.6. John STRELLEY, of London, vintner. In the "Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society", 1892, p. 85, in an article entitled "Notes on the Pedigree of the Strelleys", John (his sons named also as John and Nicholas) received income from the manors of Harborough and Great Bowden, Leics., under the terms of the will, dated 17 Jan. 1553 [sic] of Robert STRELLEY (husband of Frideswide), who, according to "The House of Commons 1509-1558", 1982, "had no relatives of the full blood for four generations". Generation IV From: Visitation of the County of Nottingham 1569 and 1614, p. 36 10. Richard BAKER, of Aldesworth, co. Notts.11. Bridget daughter of Thomas POWTRELL, of West Hallom [Hallam], co. Derby Generation V 20-22 from Vis. Notts (Baker); 22-23 from Visitation of Derbyshire 1569 and 1663, and Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (1921), pp. 34 and following. 20. John BAKER, of Aldesworth, co. Notts.21. NN daughter of HIDE [HYDE] of Coventry [Warwickshire]22. Thomas POWTRELL, Esq., of West Hallam, Derbyshire; d. 24 Aug. 1484, and bur. under alabaster effigy in West Hallam parish church23. Catherine or Katherine COTTON, m. (1) 22, m. (2) Sir Thomas MOLINEUX, widower of Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas MARKHAM, Kt, of Cotham, Notts. Generation VI 40 from Vis. Notts (Baker); 44 on from same source as 22-23 above 40. Richard BAKER, of Aldesworth, co. Notts. 41. NN44. Thomas POWTRELL, ne SMITH, who assumed the name and arms of his mother's family, she being an heiress45. [doubtful] Maud STANHOPE, widow of Sir Gervase CLIFTON, and kinswoman of Ralph, Lord CROMWELL46. John COTTON, of Ridware Hamstall, co. Staffs.47. Joan or Johanna/Joanna, daughter of Nicholas FITZHERBERT, of Norbury, Derbyshire, first wife Generation VII 88 and 89 from same source as 22-23; 92 onward in with sources88. Thomas SMITH, of Breaston, Sawley, Notts.89. Isabella, daughter and heiress of Thomas POWTRELL, Esq., of West Hallam, Notts.92. Richard COTTON93. Joan VENABLES94. Nicholas FITZHERBERT, of Norbury, Derbyshire, whose ancestry includes a descent from Henry II via William de Longespee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, and a second one from Henry I, via Robert of Caen. 95. Alice BOOTH Can anyone extend/modify/demolish any of this? Is there any further information to shed light on the exact connexion between John STRELLEY, vintner, and the knightly family of the same name? TIA, RichardRichard Carruthers-Zurowski, Vancouver

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