'Adams05'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Adams of Blanekirk, Adams of Bowden, Adams of Cambleforth, Adams of Cleeton, Adams (Addams) of Owston (Ouston), Adams of Raynham

We suspect that there was no connection between the families shown on this page. We show them together for our convenience.
William Adams of Ouston, Yorkshire
1. William Addams or Adams of Ouston (Owston) the first mentioned by the Visitations
  m. Anne Frankland
  A. Henry Addams or Adams of Owston
  m. Mary Metham (dau of Alexander Metham of Cadeby)
i. Philip Adams of Owston (d c1622?) see note below
  m. Gertrude Bosvile (dau of Thomas Bosvile of Warmsworth)
  a. William Adams of Owston (b c1605?, d c1637?)
  m. Margaret Ellis (dau of Sir Thomas Ellis or Ellys of Grantham)
  Walker appears to have confused the dates on these generations. He suggests that William's father Philip d 30.11.1663 whereas Dugdale suggests that he d c1622. Walker gives no dates for this William but Foster suggests that he b c1605 whilst Dugdale suggests that he d c1637. [Maddison, in his work on the Ellis family, suggests he b c1604, d before 09.1657 (could be well before).] Walker suggests that William's son Sir William b 1605 d 02.1667 but Dugdale suggests he was b c1627.
(1) Sir William Adams 'of Owston' of Scausby, Yorkshire (b c1627?, d 02.1667?)
  m. Mary Dawney (dau of John Dawney, son/heir of Sir Thomas of Cowick)
  (A) William Adams (d unm)
  (B) John Adams
  m. Vere Jackson (dau of Sir John Jackson of Hickleton, Bart)
  (i) John Adams (dsp)
  m. Elizabeth Elwek (dau of Anthony Elwek of Chester)
  (ii) Thomas Adams (d unm, recorder of York)
  (C)+ other issue (a 1665) - Thomas (b c1655), Philip (b c1662), Elizabeth (b c1651), Margaert (b c1658), Mary (b c1660), Jane (b c1664)
  (2)+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas, Philip, Benjamin
  b. Jane Adams (d 16.07.1635)
  m1. Thomas Younge of Yorke (son/heir of Sir George, son of the Archbishop of York?)
  m2. William Stowe of Newton (d before 30.03.1671)
  c. Mary Adams
  m. (c1619) Christopher Wormley or Wormeley of Rickall
2. John Adams of Blanekirk, Yorkshire (a 1534) this line followed by Hunter
  A. John Adams, last of Blanekirk (a 1583)
  i. John Adams of Cambleforth (d c1605)
  a. Christopher Adams of Cambleforth (b c1596, a 04.1666)_
  m. Susannah Lamb (dau of Rev. _ Lamb of Ackworth)
  (1) John Adams (b c1634, a 04.1666)
  m. Mary Levens of Rusholme
  (A) Christopher Adams (b c1659, a 04.1666)
  a. Thomas Adams (d unm)
  a. daughter
  m. _ Markham of Nottinghamshire
  a. daughter
  m. _ Taylor of Yorkshire



William Adams of Cleeton, Salop
1. John Adams of Cleeton
  m. Alice Byrey of Kynton
  A. John Adams of Cleeton (2nd son)
  m. Joyce Whitton (dau of _ Whitton of Whitton)
  i. Francis Adams of Raynham, Salop
  m. Katherine Fox (dau of William Fox of St. John's in Ludlow)
  a. Charles Adams of Raynham (a 1584)
  m. Ann Hill (dau of Henry Hill of Hill Court (Hull of Hullcourt))
  (1)+ issue - Edmond/Edward, Thomas, Elizabeth
  b. Jane Adams
  m. Charles Hibbins of Woore
  ii. Thomas Adams of Cleeton (a 1584)
  m. Margaret Hanley (dau of _ Hanley of Brompton Brian (Harley of Brampton))
  a.+ issue - Thomas, John, Isabell, Ann
  Visitation ends with this generation. It is possible, but has not been proven, that one of the sons was father of the following Francis who is mentioned in VCH (Shropshire, vol 10, Broseley).
  (1) Francis Adams of Cleeton (a 1620, d 1668)
  (A) Sarah Adams
  m. William Crompton
  iii. Alice Adams possibly sister rather than daughter of John
  m. Philip Ap Richard
  iv. Margaret Adams possibly sister rather than daughter of John
  m. _ Seyney of Coventry
  v. Mary Adams possibly sister rather than daughter of John
  m. Thomas Ap Harrey of Herefordshire
  B.+ other issue - Richard, Thomas, William
2. Richard Adams
3. Thomas Adams
  A. Thomas Adams
4. William Adams of Cleeton
A. William Adams of Cleeton
  m1. Isabel Hopton (dau of Thomas Hopton of Butterley (Bitterley or Botterley))
  i. William Adams of Cleeton
  m. Ursula Gower (dau of William Gower or Goore of Ridmarley)
  a. William Adams
  Visitation ends with this generation. It is possible, but has not been proven, that this was the William Adams of Cleeton who married ...
  m. Frances Forester (dau of Richard Forester of Sutton Madox)
  b.+ other issue - John, Elizabeth
  ii. Ann Adams
m. _ Blathfield
  iii.+ other issue - Richard, John, Alice
  m2. Anne Winford
  vi. John Adams (youngest son?)
  m. _ Holt
  vii. Jone Adams
  m. _ Holte
  viii.+ other issue - Edward/Edmone, Mary
5. Elizabeth Adams possibly of this generation
  m. William Jenkes
6. daughter possibly of this generation
  m. Thomas Millington alias Singe of Bridgnorth



Commoners reports that this family "claims to be descended from John Apadam, of Charlton Adam, in Somersetshire, who married Elizabeth, dau and heir of John Lord Gourney, of Beverstone. After residing for several generations At Charlton, they subsequently removed into Devonshire."
Rev. Samuel Adams
m. Susan Parr (dau of Bartholomew Parr of Silverton)
1. William Adams
  m. Mary Chadder
  A. William Adams of Bowden, Devon (d 21.09.1811, MP)
  m. (24.06.1774) Anna Maria Dacres (d 19.04.1830, dau of Richard Dacres)
  i. William Dacres Adams of Bowden (b 16.12.1775) had issue
  m. (10.03.1804) Elizabeth Mayow (d 04.02.1814, dau of Mayow Wynell Mayow of Sydenham)
  ii. Sir George Pownall Adams (b 1778-9, d 10.06.1856, Lt. General) had issue
  m. Elizabeth Elford (dau/coheir of Sir William Elford, Bart)
  iii. Anna Maria Adams (d 1860)
m. (26.11.1799) Baldwin Fulford of Great Fulford (b 01.10.1775, d 1847)
  B. Samuel Adams of Totness, Devon (b 01.01.1770)
  m. (27.01.1800) Elizabeth Bentall
  i.+ issue - William, Edward, Henry, George, Frederick, Francis, Mary, Louisa, Elizabeth
  C. Mary Adams
  m. Giles Welsford
  i. William Adams Welsford had issue
  m. Mary Ann Clarke (dau of Richard Clarke of Bridwell)
  D. Sarah Chadder Adams
  m. James Hodge
  i. Edward Hodge (d Waterloo (sb Genappe?) 1815, Major) had issue
  m. Maria Bacon (dau of Sir Edmund Bacon, Bart)
  E. Susan Adams
  m. John Parr Welsford

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Walker's Yorkshire Pedigrees (1942, Addams of Owston), FMG (Continuation ('Hunter's Pedigrees', 1936), 'Adams of Cambleforth', p2) supported by Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1612, Adams of Owston), Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1665, Adams of Scausby)
(2) For middle section : Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, Adams of Cleeton)
(3) For lower section : Commoners (vol 4, Adams of Bowden)
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