'Banks01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bankes of Bank Newton, Banke of Quixley (Whixley), Bankes of Wakefield, Bankes of Winstanley Hall

Simon Bankes
m.. (1335) _ Katherton (dau/heiress of _ Katherton of Bank Newton)
1. Lawrence Bankes of Bank Newton in Craven, Yorkshire
A. John Bankes of Bank Newton
  i. Richard Bankes of Bank Newton
  m. (1414) Margaret Tempest (dau of Sir Piers Tempest of Braswell)
a. Thomas Bankes of Bank Newton
  (1) John Bankes of Bank Newton
  m. Emily Pudsey (dau of Sir John Pudsey of Bolton)
  (A) Richard Bankes of Bank Newton
  m. Joan Norton (dau of Richard Norton)
  (i) John Bankes of Bank Newton
  (ii) William Bankes of Wigan, later of Winstanley (d 1587)
(a) James Bankes of Winstanley Hall, Lancashire
  m. (1574) Susan Sherrington (dau of William Sherrington of London)
  ((1)) William Bankes of Winstanley Hall (b c1584, d 1676)
  m1. Elizabeth Ireland (dau of Sir Thomas Ireland of Bewsey)
  ((A))+ issue (d young) - James, Thomas
  m2. Sarah Jones (d 1668, dau of Walter Jones of Chastleton)
  ((C)) William Bankes of Winstanley Hall (b 1636)
  m. Frances Legh (dau of Peter Legh of Birch, son of Sir Peter of Lyme)
((i)) William Bankes of Winstanley Hall (b 1658, dsp)
  m. (1687) Lettice Legh (dau of Richard Legh of Lyme, cousin)
  ((ii)) Thomas Bankes of Wigan
  m. Anne Cholmondeley (dau of Thomas Cholmondeley of Vale Royal by Jane, sister of the first Tollemache Earl of Dysart)
  ((a)) William Bankes of Winstanley Hall (b 1658, dsp)
  m. (1742) Elizabeth Morgan
((b)) William Bankes of Winstanley Hall (b 1695)
  Commoners identifies William's wife as Elizabeth, 3rd dau of Amos Meredith, sister/coheir of Sir William, Bart of Henbury, with the implication being that her brother was the 3rd Bart. We suspect that she was a generation earlier, being ...
  m. Elizabeth Meredith (dau of Sir William Meredith, 1st Bart of Henbury, sister of Amos)
  (((1))) William Bankes of Winstanley Hall, Sheriff of Lancashire (dsp 1800)
  m. Mary Anne Bunney (dau of Joseph Bunney of Leicester)
  ((c)) Anne Bankes (b 1705-6, d 02.06.1799)
  m. (1731) Hugh Holme of Up Holland House, Lancashire
  Their eldest son inherited Winstanley Hall and his eldest surviving son assumed the name Bankes.
  ((d))+ other issue (d young) - 5 sons and 2 daughters
  ((iii)) Frances Bankes (d 1744)
  m. Edward Morgan of Golden Grove (b 1669)
  ((iv)) Elizabeth Bankes
  m. Richard Legh (son of _ Legh of Lyme, Captain)
  ((v))+ other issue - James (dsp, rector of Bury), Peter (d unm), Leigh (dsp 1764), Sarah Maria (b 1693, d unm 1748)
  ((2)) Thomas Bankes of Staples Inn, London (d 1646)
  m. Elizabeth Bispham (dau of William Bispham of Billinge)
  ((A))+ issue - Thomas of Staples Inn (b c1631, a 1664), 2 daughters
  ((3)) Margaret Bankes
  m. George Hyde of Urmstone
  ((4))+ other issue (dsp) - Robert, James
  (2) Grace Bankes
  m. William Hoghton of Pendleton
  ii. Thomas Bankes
  m. Alice Quixley (dau of John Quixley of Quixley)
  (1) It appears that Quixley is the old spelling for Whixley, a village in Yorkshire.
(2) The following comes from Visitation (Foster 1875, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, Banke of Quixley) which spells the name througout as "Banke" and which appears to have been subjected to some revision by the Harleian editor.
  a. Richard Bankes or Banke of Quixley or Whixley (a 1438)
  m1. Alice Wilstropp (dau of Robert Wilstropp)
  (1) John Banke of Quixley or Whixley
  m. Alice Stokes (dau of Robert Stokes)
  (A) Richard Banke of Quixley
  The Harleian editor reports of contradictions between different manuscripts on the names and order of his wives. For example, one identifies _ Thoresby as his 2nd wife and _ Slingsby as his 4th wife. We broadly show what is given in the main body of the pedigree subject to the fact that it shows _ Slingsby as 2nd wife as well as _ Chasy, albeit the latter in italics.
  m1. Jennet Staveley (dau of John Staveley)
  (i) Oliver Banke
  m. _ Bradford
  (a) daughter
  m. Charles Jackson
  (b) daughter
  m. Edward Barston
  (ii) Arthur Banke of Quixley
  m. Margaret Thorseby (dau of Thomas Thoresby of Barden)
  (a) Richard Banke of Quixley (a 1575)
  m. Elizabeth _ (dau of Gilbert _ of Topcliff)
((1)) Thomas Banke
  m1. Barbara Cleburne (dau of Richard Cleburne)
  ((A))+ issue - Joan (b c1575), Anne
  m2. Thomasine Hopton (dau of William Hopton of Hopton)
  ((2)) Oswald Banke or Bankes
  We speculate in showing the following which comes from Walker's Yorkshire Pedigrees (1942, Bankes of Whixley). Walker mentions an Oswald (son (not brother) of Thomas of Whixley son of Thomas son (by Margaret, dau of Rafe Pulleyne of Scotton (= Pulvertofte below??)) of Richard brother of Alison (m. Sir John Mauleverer of Allerton Maulevere) and son of John son of Thomas) and reports that he sold Whixey and went into Ireland. His wife was ...
  m. Frances Fleming (dau/coheir of Cuthbert Fleming of Sharleston)
  ((A)) Richard Bankes
  m1. _ Frankland (dsp 1665)
  m2. Elizabeth Savile (dau of John, Lord Savile, relict of Alvery Copley)
  ((i)) Thomas Bankes of Wakefield (bur 07.03.1673)
  m. Anne
  ((a)) John Bankes of Wakefield (a 1732)
  (((1))) John Bankes of Wakefield (a 1775)
  ((B)) Thomas Bankes
  m. Jane Hopperton (dau of Adam Hoppewrton of Hopperton, relict of Thomas Harrrison, Lord Mayor of York)
  ((C)) Ann Bankes
  m1. Leonard Beeston
  m2. John Twisleton
  ((3)) Anne Banke
  m. William Hopton ('Hoperton')
  ((4))+ other issue - Elizabeth, Jane, Julian, Margery, Sibill
(b) Thomas Banke of York
  m. Elizabeth Dighton
  ((1))+ issue - Nicholas, Elizabeth
  m2/4. _ Chasy
  (iii) Alice Banke
  m3. _ Pulvertofte
  (iv)+ other issue - Thomas, Richard, Dorothy, Margery, Ursula, Elizabeth
  m4/2. _ Slingsby
  (B) Anne Banke
  m. _ Swale of Colmanthorp
  (2) Alice or Alison Banke shown by Walker as dau of John (son of Thomas and father of Richard)
  m. John Maleverer of Allerton
  m2. Margaret (a 1461)
  b.+ other issue - John, Nicholas, Bryan, Peter, Elizabeth, Margaret, Katherine

Main source(s): Commoners (vol IV, Bankes of Winstanley Hall) with input as reported above
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