'Bathurst01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bathurst of Bathurst, Bathurst of Cranbrook, Bathurst of Franks (Francks), Bathurst of Staplehurst
[This page was reviewed on 23.12.21 using MGH at which time it was expanded & split into 3 pages. It was reviewed again when the lower section was moved to a new Bathurst02.]

According to BP1934, "The Bathursts are stated to have come into England in the time of the Saxons, from a place called Batters, in the duchy of Luneburg. They gained a settlement near Battle, Sussex, which they called Batters-hurst, which name was eventually contracted to Bathurst."
Richard Bathurst (a 1433)
1. Lawrence Bathurst of Bathurst, later of Cranbrook (a 1460) the first mentioned by BP1934
  A. Lawrence Bathurst of Canterbury & Cranbrook
  MGH(5/2) reports that "there is not any evidence to be found to prove" the above 3 generations.
  i. Lawrence Bathurst of Canterbury, Cranbrook & Staplehurst (b c1457, d 1549) the first mentioned by Collins & BEB1841
  m. Godleve Chapman (dau of Robert Chapman)
  a. Thomas Bathurst (d before 06.05.1555, Alderman of Canterbury) had issue
  Thomas is mentioned by MGH(5/2) but not by BP1934, Collins or BEB1841.
  m. Elizabeth (m1. ??)
  b. Edward Bathurst of Staplehurst (d before 24.05.1560)
  m. Margaret (d before 09.03.1602, dau/m2. _ Portriffe?)
  MGH(5/2) merely identifies Edward & Margaret as ancestors of the Earls Bathurst and the Bathursts of Franks and does not follow their line. BP1934, Collins & BEB1841 follow his line but mention (and follow) only their son Launcelot. Edward & Margaret are the first mentioned by MGH(5/3) which provides the other children.
  (1) Thomas Bathurst
  (A) Lancelot Bathurst
(2) John Bathurst of Staplehurst (a 06.1596, clothier) had issue
  m. Elizabeth (Haslin alias Haselin?) (m2. Peter Buckhurst of Headcorn)
  (3) Launcelot Bathurst of Francks (Franks) (b 1529, d 26.09.1596, Alderman of London)
  Collins suggests that Lancelot d 27.09.1594. MGH(5/3)shows as above.
m. Judith Randolph (dau of Barnard (not Richard) Randolph of London, m2. Sir Edward Kinaston of Otley)
  (A) Randolph Bathurst of Franks (b 1576)
  m. (1596) Catherine Argall (dau of Robert Argoll (Argall) of East Sutton)
  (B) Lancelot Bathurst had issue
  m. Elizabeth Murfyn of Marden
  (C) Edward Bathurst
  m. Mary Browne (dau of Thomas Browne by Maria)
(i) Thomas Bathurst
  (D) George Bathurst of Howthorpe (b 1587)
  m. (1610) Elizabeth Villiers (d 1650, dau of Edward Villiers of Howthorpe)
  (E) Elizabeth Bathurst
  m1. (sp) John Brown (d before 01.05.1596)
  m2. Thomas Saunders of Charlwood
  (F) Mary Bathurst
  m. Edmund Pershall (Peshall) of London
  (G) Susan Bathurst
  m. Robert Owen
  (H)+ other issue - Ralph, Henry (dsp 03.1619)
  (4) Timothy Bathurst of London (grocer, 5th son)
  m1. Mary (bur 20.12.1598)
  (A)+ issue - Samuel, Robert (bpt 10.08.1595), Timothy (bpt 11.09.1597), Elizabeth (bpt 01.01.1587, d infant?), Elizabeth (bpt 03.06.1589), Martha (bpt 09.08.1590), Sarah (bpt 26.121591)
  m2. Susan
  (H) John Bathurst of London (bpt 07.10.1602, d by 16537, vintner, 2nd son of this marriage) had issue
  m. Margaret Blot (dau of Thomas Blot, widow of Simon Wodlow)
  (I)+ other issue - James (bpt 20.09.1601), Richard (bpt 30.09.1604, bur 28.08.1606)
  (5) Robert Bathurst (bpt 18.05.1557, bur 28.09.1624)
  m. Dorothy Hovenden (dau of Robert Hovenden of Cranbrook)
  (A) daughter
  m. Luke Crossley of London
  (B) Marie Bathurst
  m. (22.06.1600) Thomas Venables of London (bur 02.10.1625)
(i)+ issue - Thomas (bpt 29.08.1605), Arthur (bpt 17.05.1607, bur 22.01.1612), Richard (bur 08.12.1612), William (bpt 12.07.1612), Charles (bpt 21.11.1613), Arthur (bpt 08.03.1622), Marie (bpt 23.08.1601), Anne (bpt 19.06.1603), Ellen (bpt 13.021608), Elizabeth (bpt 05.1609, bur 24.11.1610)
  (6) Mary Bathurst
  m. _ Sanders
  (7)+ other issue - Paul, Patience, Margaret
  c. Robert Bathurst of Horsmonden (Horsmanden)
  m1. _ Saunders (dau of William Saunders)
  m2. ??
  d. John Bathurst of Staplehurst mentioned by Collins & BEB1841 (which provide the following) & BP1934 but not by MGH(5/2)
  m. Elizabeth
  (1) Edward Bathurst of Ockham
  m. Mary Holland (dau of George Holland of Augmering)
  (A) issue - Edward, John (Alderman of London), Anthony
  Mentioned by MGH(5/2) but not by BP1934, Collins or BEB1841 were ...
  e. daughter
  m. Thomas Daye
  f. daughter
  m. _ Bladwine of Smarden
  g. daughter
  m. _ Braywick or Breswick or Breerick

Main source(s): BP1934 ('Bathurst'), Collins (1741, vol IV, 'Bathurst, Lord Bathurst'), BEB1841 ('Bathurst of Leachlade'), "MGH(5/2)" (= MGH (NS5 vol 2 (1916-7), 'Bathurst of Finchcocks, co. Kent', p226+)), "MGH(5/3)" (= MGH (NS5 vol 3 (1918), 'Bathursts of Franks in the parish of Horton Kirby, co. Kent', p140+))
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