'Beler2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bellairs (Bellars) of Billesdon, Bellars of Stoke, Bellairs (Bellars) of Uffington

BLG1862 & BLG1879 both identify the arms of this family as 'Per page, gu. and sa., (a) lion rampant, arg.".
William de Beler
1. Roger de Beller (a 1351)
  A. Roger de Beller (a 1380)
  i. Ralph Bellars (a 1438)
  a. Sir John Bellars (a 1476)
  (1) John Bellars (a 1515)
  The above comes from BLG1862 which continues with the following Reginald. BLG1879 starts with the undermentioned William (d 1570) and, as shown below, provides a different ancestry for the John who was father of the John who m. Esther Greene.
  (A) Reginald Bellars (a 1546)
  (i) John Bellars (d 1597)
  m. (1575) Dorothy Petre
  (a) John Bellars (b 1581, d 1647)
  m. Elizabeth Madleys
((1)) John Bellars (b 1603)
  BLG1862 shows this John as father of the John who m. Esther Greene.
  BLG1879 starts with the undermentioned William, having reported that "This very ancient family claims descent from Hamon de Beler Lord of Eye Kettleby, 1160". We assume that further research was made on this family between 1862 and 1879 that disproved the ancestry shown by BLG1862 of the John who m. Esther Greene. We speculate that William was of the next-but-one generation but, of course, the connection to the earlier generations given by BLG1862 could well have come differently.
  (B) ?? Bellars
  (i) William Bellars of Stoke d'Albini (d 1570)
  (a) John Bellars of Stoke (a 1602)
  ((1)) John Bellars (b 1640, d 1706) - continued below
  BLG1862 reports that John was b 1640, BLG1879 that he d 1706.
  m. Esther Green



John Bellars (b 1640, d 1706) - continued above
m. Esther Green
1. James Bellars of Uffington (Leicestershire) & Billesdon (Leicestershire) (b 05.1680, d 1744, 2nd son)
m. (1714) Catharine Lea (d 21.01.1757, dau/heir of John Lee of Bracebrough by Catharine, dau/heir of Thomas Foot of Ryhall)
  A. James Bellars of Uffington & Billesdon (b 05.09.1720, d 05.12.1799)
  m1. Mary Walford (dau/heir of Abel Walford by Susanna, dau of J. Venour)
i. Abel Walford Bellars, later Bellairs, of Uffington & Billesdon, Sheriff of Rutlandshire (b 08.02.1755, d 23.04.1839)
  m. (1781) Susanna Lowley (dau of Miles Lowley of Oakham)
  a. James Bellairs, later Stevenson of Uffington (b 02.08.1782, d 1853) had issue
  m. (29.01.1807) Elizabeth Anne Peel (dau of Laurence Peel & niece of Sir Robert Peel, Bart)
  b. George Bellairs of Stockerston & Narboroiugh Hall (b 25.02.1787) had issue
  m. Mary Linwood (dau of Samuel Linwood)
  c. Henry Bellairs of Deeping Fen, Lincolnshißre (b 29.08.1790, d 1872, Rector of Bedworth, Rural Dean, Vicar of Hunsignore) had issue
  m. (30.05.1811) Dorothy Parker Mackenzie (dau/coheir of Peter Mackenzie of Grove House, sister of Mary, Countess of Strafford, & Sarah, Mrs. Carmichael) @@ see here @@
  d. Sir William Bellairs of Mulbarton Lodge, Norfolk (Captain) had issue
  m. Cassandra Hooke (dau/heir of Edmund Hooke of Mulbarton Lodge)
  e. Emilia Susan Bellairs
  m. Rev. John Wood of Swanwick Hall
  f. Frances Bellairs
  m. James Higgin of Scolton House
  g. Catherine Bellairs
  m1. Rev. John Lindsay Young
  m2. Rev. George Maclear
  h. Anna Maria Bellairs
  m. W.H. Harris of Haverfordwest
  ii. John Bellars (Captain)
  m. Jane Judd
  a.+ issue including John Harry (RN)
  iii. James Bellars (dsp 1799, Major)
  m2 Martha Barker (dau of William Barker of the family of Sir Abel Barker, Bart)
  B. Elizabeth Bellars
  m. William Pank of Wansford
  i. Mary Pank
  m. John Mansfield (MP for Leicester)
  C. Esther Bellars (b 1716)
  m. Richard Boar of Maxey
  D. Alice Bellars (b 1718)
  BLG1862 & BLG1879 report that Alice was grandmother of William Stevenson (d 1845) who left "large possessions" to the Bellairs family.
  m. William Clarke of Lobthorpe
  E. Ann Bellars (b 1723)
  m. J.W. Davie of Stamford
2. Ann Bellars
  m. John Goodtyear
3.+ other issue - John (b/d 1677), Tobiad (b 1682)

Main source(s): BLG1862 ('Bellairs of Kirby Bellairs'), BLG1879 ('Bellairs of Deeping Fen')
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