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Families covered: Adams of Braunston, Adams of Charwelton, Adams of London, Adams of Sprowston Hall, Adams of Welton

Baker (p298) identifies the coat of Arms shown of the following family as "Ermine, three cats, a mountain in pale Azure".
John Adams of Braunston, Northamptonshire (d before 14.10.1609, yeoman)
m1. Deborah Mabbs (dau of John Mabbs of Warwickshire)
1. Edward Adams of Braunston & Welton, Northamptonshire (bur 05.02.1629-30, yeoman)
  m. (13.11.1592) Agnes England (dau of John England of Welton)
  A. John Adams of Braunston (bpt 24.05.1593) had issue
  m1. Elizabeth Neale
  m2. (26.04.1636, sp?) Agnes Herbert
  B. William Adams of Welton & Charwelton, Northamptonshire (bpt 14.10.1595, d 08.12.1664) 
m. (12.09.1615) Anne Newport (bpt 23.09.1599, bur 02.07.1658, dau of John Newport of Welton)
  i. John Adams of Charwelton (bpt 10.08.1617, bur 25.07.1670, rector of Charwelton)
  m. (1644) Catherine Farmer (bur 25.07.1670, , dau of Rev. Richard Farmer of Charwelton & Daventry)
  a. William Adams of Charwelton (b c1647, d 18.12.1702, 3rd son?)
  m. (c08.1670) Catherine Knightley (b c1646, d 03.02.1718-9, dau of Rev. Thomas Knightley of Byfield)
  (1) William Adams (b c1672, d 07.09.1731, rector of Charwelton) had issue
m. Mary Smith (bur 06.06.1741, dau/heir of John Smith of Welton)
  (A) Fitzherbert Adams of Charwelton (bpt 23.05.1712, d 06.05.1747, 4th son)
  m. (13.12.1739) Grace Burrows (b c1702, d 02.12.1782, dau of Alexander Burrows by Bridget, sister/voheir of William Rushton of Flore)
  (i) Fitzherbert Adams (bur 28.07.1742)
  (ii) Fitzherbert Adams of Charwelton (bpt07.01.1744-5, d 05.04.1805, vicar of Preston Capes, rector of Ulcomb in Kent)
  m. (06.1773) Elizabeth Jenner (d 27.03.1816, dau of Charles Jenner (Archdeacon of Hampshire))
  (a) Selina Anne Adams (bpt 31.05.1787)
  m. (09.1807) George Wharton Marriott (of the Middle Temple, son of Rev. ?? of Cotesbatch)
  (B) John Adams of Daventry (bpt 19.04.1715, d 1759?, 6th son)
  m. Susanna Rushworth (d 1798, dau of J. Rushworth of Northampton)
  (C) Anne Adams (bpt 30.04.1702, dsp 08.12.1760)
  m1. (19.06.1732) Lucy Knightley of Fawsley (d 20.08.1738)
  m2. (01.03.1741-2) Richard Knightley (bur 24.06.1777, rector of Charwelton)
  (D) Catherine Elizabeth Adams (bpt 30.08.1705)
  m. Thomas Rogers of Daventry
  (E) Jane Adams (bpt 09.03.1709-10)
  m. J. Rogers of Daventry
(F)+ other issue - William (bpt 06.06.1704, dvp 23.07.1724), Knightley John (bpt 29.04.1708, dvp 06.06.1728), Edward (d infant), Rkichard (bpt 24.04.1713, bur 11.06.1713), Mary (bpt 21.05.1703), Susanna (bpt 03.01.1706, bur 09.10.1708), Susanna (bpt 20.06.1716, bur 24.06.1716)
  (2) Catherine Adams (b c1671)
  m. (29.07.1705) Thomas Dunton of Sheldon
  (3) Elizabeth Adams (b 1680-1)
  m. (11.08.1701) Humphrey Barker of Daventry
  (4)+ other issue - Knightley (b c1678, a 1722), Thomas (b c1679), Anne (b c1676), Elizabeth (bur 21.04.1675)
  b. Anne Adams
  m1. (c02.1668-9) Edward Colley of Dodford
  m2. Thomas Wodhull of Mollington
  c. Catherine Adams
m. (c11.1669) Thomas Sandford of London
  d. Mary Adams
  m. (after 1681) Hammon Potter of London (a 1714)
  (1) Fitzzherbert Potter (a 1725, rector of Hanwell) had issue
  e. Margaret Adams
  m. Jonathan (John) Horseman of Banbury
f.+ other issue - Fitzherbert (b c1641, d 27.01.1719-20, rector of Lincoln College), John (d infant), Edward (b c1648, d 30.10.1709), Thomas of London (b c1658, a 1681), Richard (b c1659, d 08.02.1723-4, rector of Charwelton)
  ii. William Adams of Welton (bpt 05.10.1618, d 21.07.1690)
  m. Mary Benson (a 1660, dau of Henry Benson of Charwelton, widow of John Shipton of Maidston)
  a. William Adams of Welton (bur 03.02.1700-1, Captain) had issue
  m. (1683) Frances Bale (d 12.03.1723-4, dau/heir of William Bale of Humberston)
(1) William Adams of Welton (bpt 26.08.1690, bur 07.06.1774)
  m. (1712) Mary Clarke (bur 28.05.1733, dau of John Clarke of Drayton)
  (A) Samuel Adams of Welton (bpt 30.08.1721, d 1785, rector of Winterborne Abbotts, 3rd son)
  (B) John Adams of Welton (bpt 22.04.1724, d 23.01.1797)
  m. (15.04.1761) Ellen Hill (bur 30.04.1809, dau of Captain Thomas Hill (RN))
  (i) Charles Clarke Adams of Welton (b 15.01.1762, d(sp?) 14.05.1799)
  m. Martha Watkin (dau of J. Watkin of Daventry)
  (ii) Samuel Miller Adams, last of Welton (b 27.01.1770, d 09.09.1825) had issue
  m. (29.04.1810) Harriott Thornton (dau of Isaac Thornton of London)
  (iii) Jane Ashley Adams (bpt 26.04.1767)
  m. (01.06.1807) Edward Edwards of Pentonville
  (iv)+ other issue - Matthew Maddock (b 28.02.1772, d unm 02.12.1800, surgeon), Hephzibah (b 13.09.1763, d infant), Eleanor Anne (bpt 08.10.1765, d infant), Esther Hill (b 10.03.1773)
  (C) William Adams of London (bpt 17.04.1727)
  m. _ Harrison of London (dsp)
  (D) Frances Adams (bpt 22.03.1714-5, d 29.05.1745)
  m. (25.11.1742) John Plomer of Stone (d 18.12.1788)
  (E) Jane Adams (bpt 01.09.1719, dsp)
  m. Richard Garnett of Freyford
(F)+ other issue - William (bpt 20.02.1716, bur 26.02.1716), William Simon (bpt 14.04.1718, bur 21.04.1718), Anna Maria (bpt 16.02.1713-4, a 1742, d unm), Hephzibah (bpt 09.03.1715-6, d unm), Elizabeth (bpt 12.09.1720, bur 25.09.1720)
  (2) Elizabeth Adams (bpt 22.01.1685-6)
  m. John Bliss of Welton
  (3) Catherine Adams (bpt 30.05.1688)
  m. _ Lowndes (of the Middle Temple)
  (4) Joanna Adams (bpt 22.10.1691)
m. John Plomer (rector of Bilton, master of Rugby School)
  (5)+ other issue - John (bpt 08.01.1694-5, bur 11.03.1694-5), Frances (bpt 26.09.1684, bur 19.12.1749), Mary (bpt 27.06.1687)
  b. Frances Adams (bur 19.03.1739-40)
  m. (23.12.1684) Benjamin Mathew of Daventry (bur 24.09.1728)
  c.+ other issue - Francis, John (b c1698, d unm 24.08.1754), Mary
  iii. Richard Adams of Charwelton (bpt 12.12.1619, d c1666)
m. Hannah
  iv. Edward Adams of Welton (bpt 24.11.1623, d before 25.06.1653, 5th son) had issue
  m. Anne Berkley (dau of Thomas Davenport of Daventry, brother of Judge Berkeley)
  v. Andrew Adams of Newenham and/or Dodford (bpt 26.04.1631/2, bur 10.03.1671-2, 8th son)
  m. Elizabeth Knightley (dau of Rev. Thomas Knightley of Bifield)
  a.+ issue -Elizabeth (bpt 05.08.1664), Catherine (bpt 25.05.1666)
  c.+ other issue (d young) - William, Thomas, Samuel (bpt 23.09.1669), George (bpt 07.07.1671, bur 08.09.1674)
  vi. Anne Adams (bpt 27.01.1627-8)
  m. Henry Lucas of Guilsborough
  vii. Mary Adams (bpt 25.01.1628-9, bur 06.03.1687-8)
  m. Thomas Clark or Clerke of Willoughby
  viii. Catherine Adams (b c1636, d 03.12.1669)
  m. Henry Clark or Clerke (president of Magdalen College, Oxford)
  ix.+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 01.04.1621, d unm), Robert of Braintree (bpt 17.01.1624-5, had isse), Francis of London (bpt 03.09.1626), Samuel of Willoughby (a 1681), Elizabeth (bpt 02.06.1622, d unm), Margaret (d unm)
  C. Blaze Adams (bpt 24.05.1601, bur 04.11.1659, rector of Charwelton) had issue
  m. (13.05.1626) Elizabeth (dau/widow of _ Richardson, widow)
  D. Richard Adams of Welton (bpt 25.11.1604, a 1665) had issue
  m. (28.04.1630) Anne Shalswell (bur 19.10.1665)
  E. Agnes Adams (bpt 19.02.1597-8, a 1629)
  m. _ Garmer
  F.+ other issue - George (bpt 23.04.1608), Edward (bpt 29.05.1614), Elizabeth (a 1629)
2. Blaze Adams of Braunston (a 1618)
  m1. Margaret (a 1609)
  A. Elizabeth Adams (a 1609)
  m2. (c03.1615-6) Sara Smith of Daventry
3. Ann Adams (a 1609)
  m. John Wythebed
4. Em Adams (a 1609)
  m. John Bateman
5. daughter (d by 1609?)
  m. _ Wale
  A. Edward Wale (a 1609)
6.+ other issue (a 1609) - Deborah, Grace
m2. Barbara (a 1609)



The coat of Arms shown for the following family appears to be the same as that of the above family save for the difference of a crescent which is usually used as a mark of cadency, normally indicating that the branch descended from a 2nd son. In Visitation (London), the following Thomas is described as "a yonger son".
Thomas Adams of Wem (Wemme), Salop
m. Margaret Erpe (dau of John Erpe of Shrewsbury)
1. Sir Thomas Adams of Sprowston Hall (Norfolk), Sheriff then Lord Mayor of London, 1st Bart (b 1586, d 24.02.1667/8)
  m. (by 1616) Anne Mapted (d 11-16.01.1641/2, dau of Humphrey Mapted or Mapsted of Trenton)
  A. Sir William Adams of Sprowston Hall, 2nd Bart, Sheriff of Norfolk then Essex (b 08.06.1634, d 1687)
  m1. (by 1658) Anne Rushout (dau of John Rushout of Northwick (by Anne, dau of Joas Godschalch), sister of Sir James, 1st Bart)
  i. William Adams (bpt 12.03.1660/1, dvp)
  m. Mary Maynard (dau of Sir John Maynard of Isleham, relict of Francis Buller)
  a. Jane Adams (bur 23.04.1720)
  m. (c04.1704) Sir Erasmus Norwich, Bart
  ii. Sir Thomas Adams of Sprowston Hall, 3rd Bart (bpt 16.08.1659, d unm 08.1690)
  iii. Sir Charles Adams, later of Sprowston Hall, 4th Bart (b c1665, dsp 12.08.1726, 6th son)
  m. (10.06.1693) Frances Rolle (b 1674-5, d before 03.1724, dau of Sir Francis Rolle of Shapwick by Priscilla Foote)
iv. Sir Robert Adams of London, 5th Bart (d c1754, 8th son)
  m1. Dorothea Wiseman (dsp 02.1725/6, dau/coheir of Piercy Wiseman by dau of Col. Claggett)
  m2. (before 1741) Diana of Northamptonshire (d 10.01.1765)
  a. Sir Thomas Adams, 6th Bart (dsp 12.04.1770, Captain RN)
  m. (c1764) Frances Anne ** (probably widow of Ralph Warter Wilson of Bilboa)
  b. William Adams (a 1741)
  v.+ other issue - John, James, 3 sons and 1 daughter
  m2. (c08.1679, sp) Jane Burnett (d 10.01.1726/7, dau of _ Burnett of Yarmouth, widow of William Alington of Bury)
  B. Margaret Adams probably the Margaret (b 25.10.1616, d 24.02.1667-8) who married ...
  m. Edward Claget of London
  C.+ other issue - Thomas (dvp), Richard (dvp), Anne, Elizabeth

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Northamptonshire, 1681, Adams of 'Welton and Charwelton'), 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton' (George Baker, vol 1, 1830, 'Adams of Charwelton' (p298) & 'England and Adams of Welton' (p459))
(2) For lower section : TCB (vol 3, 'Adams of London', p37+), BEB1841 ('Adams of London') with some support and a (very) little input from Visitation (London, 1633, 'Adams'), Visitation (Norfolk, 1664, 'Adams')
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