'Benthall1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Benthall of Benthall (Bentall of Bentall), Benthall of Buckfast Abbey

Visitation provides a long pedigree for this family whose name it spells throughout as 'Bentall'. We would probably have followed that pedigree were it not for VCH, to which we give more credence. We show below (##) the early generations given by Visitation but give precedence to VCH which reports as follows.
Anfred of Benthall, Salop ("in the early 12th century")
1. Hamon de Benthall
  A. Robert de Benthall (d c1204)
  i. Robert de Benthall (d c1249)
  ii. Philip de Benthall (d by 1283)
2. Robert de Benthall
  A. ?? de Benthall
  According to VCH, successor to the above Philip was his second cousin Roger whom we presume was grandson of Robert.
  i. Roger de Benthall
  a. Margery de Benthall
  m. John Burnell (a 1294, later a monk) @@ just below



John Burnell (a 1294, later a monk)
m. Margery de Benthall (dau/heir of Roger de Benthall) @@ just above
1. Philip de Benthall of Benthall (a 1330)
## Visitation identifies the following John as son (by Anna, dau of Richard Cressett) of Walter - brother of Henry (father of William) and possibly also of Phillip, Robert, Roger & Hamond - sons (by Emma) of Phillip son or Robert son of Hamnond son of Henry son of Humfry son of Robert son of Roger. Visitation names the spouses & younger children in the rest of this section.
  A. John de Benthall
  m. Cecilia Wolrich (dau/coheir of John Wolrich)
  i. Walter Benthall of Benthall (a 1363)
  m. Joanna Yonge (dau of Sir Philip Yonge)
  a. John Benthall of Benthall
  VCH reports that "After 1383 Benthall passed to the Benthall's kinsman Hugh, Lord Burnell, who alos had another estate in Benthall. Thenceforth the manor descended with Acton Burnell until 1562. The Benthalls seem to have retained possession as tenants; (this) John's grandson Robert Benthall (a 1521) was a freeholder".
  m. Agnes Corbett (dau of Nicholas Corbett of Morton Corbett)
  (1) Edmund Benthall of Benthall
  m1. Margery Leighton (dau of Richard Leighton of Wattlesborough)
  (A) Robert Benthall of Benthall (a 1497, 1521)
  m. Katherine Willaston (dau of Thomas Willaston of Willaston)
  (i) William Benthall of Benthall (a 1540) - continued below
  m. Agnes Caswell of Lilleshall
  (ii) Isabella Benthall
  m. _ Sanson
  (iii) other issue - Alicia, Jane, Sibbell
  (B) Margery Benthall
  m. Thomas Edney
  (i) Thomas Edney
  m2. Isabella Hopton



William Benthall of Benthall (d by 1572) - continued above the first mentioned by BLG1952
m. Agnes Caswell of Lilleshall
1. Richard Benthall of Benthall (d 1575)
  m. Johanna (Jane) Ludlow (dau of Lawrence Ludlow of Morehouse)
  A. Lawrence Benthall of Benthall (d 1603)
  m. Cecilia Forester (dau of Richard Forester of Evelith)
  i. Ellena Benthall
  m. Brian Badger
  ii. Jane Benthall
  m. Henry Dawes
  iii. Cecilia Benthall
  m1. William Hayward
  m2. Thomas Bromhall
  iv. Jane or Anne Benthall
  m. Thomas Harris of Shropshire
  v. Elizabeth Benthall
  m. Edward Penn
  vi. Maria Benthall
  m. John Nechell
  vii.+ other issue - Edward (dvpsp 1602), Frances (m. ??)
  B. John Benthall of Benthall (d 1633, younger son)
  m. Joyce Forester (dau of George Forester of Evelith)
  i. Lawrence Benthall of Benthall (d 13.11.1652, Colonel)
The following is supported by FMG (vol 2, MS284, 'Turner-Langley', p700).
  m. Katherine Cassey (dau of Thomas Cassey of Whitfielkd & Cassey Compton by dau of John Giffard of Chillington)
  a. Philip Benthall of Benthall (b 1634, d 26.08.1713, 2nd son)
  m. Joyce Evans
  (1) Richard Benthall of Benthall (b c1673, d unm 05.03.1720)
  (2) Anne Benthall (b 1669, d 1756 (or 26.10.1751))
  m. (c1694) John Rotheram or Rotherham of Dronfield
  (3) Elizabeth Benthall 'of Wallingwells' (d 05.11.1741)
  m. (06.05.1694 sb 1692?) William Langley of Rotherham
  b. Edward Benthall (bur 25.06.1679)
  m. Fortune Hyde
  (1) Katherine Benthall
  m. Ralph Browne of Caughley
  c.+ other issue - Cassey (b 1633?, dvpsp 21.03.1644-6, Colonel), Katherine, Cassandra, Frances, Joyce, Penelope (b by 1623)
  ii. Elizabeth Benthall
  m. Roger Mohun of Posenall
  a. Cicelie Mohun
  iii.+ other issue - John, Richard, Sampson, Jane, Cecilia
  C. Richard Benthall
  m. Katherine Cotterell (dau of Richard Cotterell)
  i.+ issue - Richard (a 1592), John
  D. Maria Benthall
  m. Richard Buck
  i.+ issue - John, William, Francis
  E. Elizabeth Benthall
  m. Richard (or William) Fowler of Bricton
  i.+ issue - Henry, Margery
  F. Dorothea Benthall
  m1. George Willason of Willaston
  m2. Thomas Madson
  i.+ issue - Richard, Katherine
  G. Ellena Benthall
  m. Richard Hawkins
  i. Jane Hawkins
  H.+ other issue (dsp?) - Michael, William, George, Francis, Roland, John, Edward (a 1569), Maurice
2. Thomas Benthall of Essex
  m. _ Barbon or Barbur
  A. Anthony Benthall
  m. Anne Manners of Langham & Halstead
  i. Anthony Benthall (b 1624)
  ii. John Benthall of Halstead
  m. Mary Carter (dau of William Carter of Gestingthorpe)
  a. William Benthall
  (1) John Benthall of Colchester (b 27.12.1690)
  m. (1734) Elizabeth Thornton of Birkin
  (A) John Benthall (d young)
  (B) William Benthall of Totnes & Buckfast Abbey, Devon (b 20.12.1736)
  m. (12.08.1777) Grace Searle of Allerton
  (i) William Searle Benthall of Buckfast Abbey had issue
  m. (05.12.1801) Mary Anne Marshall (dau of William Marshall of Totnes)
  (ii) John Benthall had issue
  (C) Edward Benthall of Sherborne
  BLG1952 appears to show an Edward in this generation, apparently brother of John & William, but his dates (b 24.04.1807, d 09.06.1889), and those of his children, make it clear that there was a mistake.
3. John Benthall
  m. _ Barbor
4. Jane or Joane Benthall
  m. Henry Wall
5.+ other issue - William, Francis, Anne, Mary, Margery

Main source(s): Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, 'Bentall of Bentall'), VCH (Shropshire, vol 10, 'Benthall'), BLG1952 'Benthall of Benthall')
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