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'Villiers01' Families covered: Villiers of Brokesby (Brooksby), Villiers (Villers) of Dowsby, Villiers of Howthorpe [Most of this page was originally produced on 28.12.04 as a new top section of what is now Villiers01. The lower section was moved to Villiers02 to facilitate expansion of this page.] Although various earlier family members have been identified, the first known to be ancestor of this family was the following Alexander. Visitation, which spells the family name as Villers, shows him as father of John (a 1277) father of Sir George & John who (by Joane Symon) was father of Alexander of Brokesby (father of Robert), William & John who was father of Richard father (by Elizabeth) of John father of the William who married Joane Bellers. We follow Collins which leaves us uncertain where (for example) Sir George fitted in. td 16Alexander de Vylers of Brokesby or Brooksby, Leicestershire 51. td 15Sir Nicholas de Villers of Brokesby 5 5A. td 14Sir Francis de Villers of Brokesby (dsp by 1348) td 2 td 14m. Agnes 5 5B. td 14Geoffrey de Villers or Villiers of Brokesby redshown by BEB1841 as son of John son of John td 2 i. td 13Sir George de Villers or Villiers of Brokesby font not mentioned by Collins, possibly of this generation (see note above) td 3 a. td 12Margaret de Villers td 4 td 12m. _ Fuljambe of Derbyshire td 2 5ii. td 13John de Villers or Villiers of Brokesby td 3 td 13m1. Joan Pakeman (sister of Simon Pakeman of Kirby) td 3 5a. td 12Richard de Villers or Villiers of Brokesby (d c1392) redomitted by BEB1841 td 4 td 12m. Elizabeth font named by Visitation td 4link1a 5(1) td 11John de Villiers of Brokesby (b c1380, d 1402-3) td 5 td 11m. Joan Meering (dau of William Meering) td 5 5(A) td 10John de Villiers of Brokesby (b c1401, d young) td 5 5(B) td 10William de Villiers of Brokesby (d 1449-50 (sb 1480)) td 6 td 10m. Joan Bellers (sistercoheir of John Bellers or Beler) td 6 5(i) td 9John de Villiers (dvp) td 7 td 9..ss4assouthill1.dau2m. Elizabeth Southill (dau of John Southill of Everingham)a td 7 5 valigntop(a) td 8Sir John Villiers of Brokesby, Sheriff of Leicestershire & Warwickshire (d 02.12.1507) td 8 td 8m. Agnes Digby (dau of John Digby of Colshill) td 8 5 valigntop((1)) td 7Sir John Villiers of Brokesby, Sheriff of Leicestershire & Warwickshire (d 08.12.1538 or 08.12.1544) td 9 td 7m. Elizabeth Wingar (dau of John Wingar or Winger of London) td 9 5((A)) td 6Dorothy Villers (b c1516) td 10 td 6m. Francis Brown td 8 5((2)) td 7George Villiers of Brokesby & Howby (d 29.08.1547) td 9 td 7m. Joan Harrington (dau of John Harrington of Bagworth) td 9 ((A)) td 6Richard Villers of Brokesby (b c1544, dsp young) td 9con1a ((B)) td 6George Villers (dsp) td 9 5((C)) td 6Elizabeth Villers (dsp) td 10 td 6m. Sir Edward Waterhouse td 8 5((3)) td 7Thomas Villiers of Brokesby td 9 5((A)) td 6Dorothy Villers td 10 td 6m. William Smith of Leicestershire td 8 5 valigntop((4)) td 7William Villiers of Brokesby (d 01.11.1558-9) font generation omitted by Visitation td 9 td 7..cc4aqclerk02.linkhim. Coletta Clarke (dau of Richard Clarke of Huntingdonshire, widow of Richard Beaumont of Coleorton)a td 9 5 valigntop((A)) td 6bvilliers02.topSir George Villiers of Brokesby, Sheriff of Leicestershire (d 04.01.1605)ab td 10 td 6m1. Audrey Sanders (dau of William Sanders of Harrington) td 10 td 6m2. Mary Beaumont, Countess of Buckingham (b c1569, d 19.04.1632, dau of Anthony Beaumont of Glenfield) td 8 5 valigntop((5)) td 7Edward Villiers of Flower (Flore) & Howthorp (d 26.06.1513) td 9 td 7font Collins (supported by BEB1841) reports that Edward was ancestor of Villers of Howthorp, Dowsby & Groby and that his grandson Edward (of Howthorpe) was father of Elizabeth. Visitation & Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigreees (1903-6, Villers of Dowsby) provide the rest of the following. td 9da1 idda1a td 7m1. Elizabeth Wake td 9 ((A)) td 6Clement Villiers td 10 td 6m. Jane Saunders (dau of Thomas Saunders, sister of Sir Edward) td 10 ((i)) td 5Edward Villiers of Northampton 'of Howthorpe' td 11 td 5m. Sibell Turpin (sister of Sir George Turpin) td 11 ((a)) td 4Elizabeth Villiers (d 1650, co-heir) td 12 td 4font ..bb4aebathurst01.link1 target_selfm. (1610) George Bathurst of Howthorpe (b 1587)a td 10 ((ii)) td 5William Villiers (younger son) td 11 ((a)) td 4John Villiers td 10 td valigntop((iii))+ td 5other issue - Christopher of Dowsby (d 02.1571), Robert, Blase, Richard (dsp) td 9 ((B))+ td 6other issue - Dorothy, Elizabeth td 9 td 7m2. Joan Roos (dauheir of Thomas Roos of Dowsby, she m2. David Cecil of Witham) td 9da3 idda3a ((D)) td 6Anthony Villiers of Dowsby (d 04.03.1547) td 10 td 6m. Elizabeth Lane (dau of John Lane of Kettering) td 10 ((i)) td 5Edward Villiers of Dowsby (d 15.09.1565) td 10 ((ii)) td 5Anna Villiers td 11 td 5m. Thomas Rigden of Chatham td 11 font ((a)) td 4font William Rigden of Dowsby td 9 ((E))+ td 6other issue - George, Richard (dsp) td 8da2 idda2a ((6)) td 7Ann Villers redpossibly of this generation td 9 td 7..bb4fzbrokesby1.lk5m. Barthelmew Brookesby of Melton Mowbraya td 8 5 valigntop((7))+ td 7other issue - Leonard (dsp), Bartholomew (dsp), Anthony of Cotness in Yorkshire (d 1547-8) , Winifrid td 7 5 valigntop(b)+ td 8other issue - Thomas (dsp), Christopher of Burstall (dsp 05.08.1514-5, Sheriff), William, Elizabeth td 6 5(ii) td 9Bartholomew de Villers td 7 td 9m. Margaret Wystonstyn td 6 (iii) td 9Eleanor Villers redpossibly of this generation td 7 td 9..fffitzwilliam02.topm. John Fitzwilliam of Milton & Green's Nortona td 6 (iv) td 9Elizabeth Villers redpossibly of this generation td 7 td 9..wwwoodford1.lk2m. Sir Ralph Woodforda td 3 5b. td 12Beatrix de Villers td 4 td 12..bb4aebagot1.link1 target_selfm. Sir John Bagot of Blithfield (d 1437)a td 3 5c.+ td 12other issue - John, Alexander td 3 td 13m2. Margaret (a 1392) table p2s: Collins (1741, vol ii, Villiers, Earl of Jersey) with some support from Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, Villers), BEB1841 (Villiers of Brooksby) br font face p