'Beresford2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Beresford of Bentley, Beresford of Beresford, Beresford of Enston, Beresford of Fenny Bentley, Beresford of Hillesdale, Beresford of Newton Grange

John Beresford of Beresford, Staffordshire
m. Margaret Davenport (dau of Robert Davenport of Broomhall (Damport of Bromehall) by Joan, dau of Lawrence Fitton of Gawseworth)
1. John Beresford of Beresford & Enston (Staffordshire)
  m. (1483) Elizabeth Erdeswick (dau of Hugh Erdeswick of Sandon by Cicely, dau of William Basset of Blore)
  A. Robert Beresford of Beresford & Enston
m. Mary Barbour (dau of John Barbour of Flasbrook (Barber of Flabrooke))
  i. Sampson Beresford of Beresford & Enston (a 1547, 1588)
  m. Anne Morgan (dau of John Morgan of Comberton)
  a. Edward Beresford of Beresford & Enston (d 06.06.1620)
  m. Dorothy Beresford (dau of Adam Berseford of Fenny Bentley) @1@ below
  (1) Olive Beresford (b 1591, d 29.01.1614)
  m. Sir John Stanhope of Elvaston (brother of Philip, 1st Earl of Chesterfield)
  Beresford passed through their daughter (Olive) into the Cotton family.
  b. Mary Beresford
  m. Thomas Dixwell of Whittington
  c. Catharine Beresford
  m. George Lee of Mayfield (Mathfeild)
  d.+ other issue - Walter, John, George, Robert
  B. John Beresford (d unm)
  C. daughter
  m. _ Noel of Hilcot (Nowell of Hillcott)
2. Cicely Beresford
  m. (1506) Thomas Broughton of Rugeley



Aden or Adam Beresford of Bentley (Fenny Bentley), Derbyshire
m. Elizabeth (sb Anne?) Eyre (dau of Roger Eyre of Keyton)
1. Humfry Bereseford (dsp)
2. George Bereseford of Bentley
m. Benedicta Bradburne (dau of Humfry (or Roger) Bradburne of Hough)
  A. William Bereseford (dsp)
  B. Adam (Aden) Bereseford of Bentley (Fenny Bentley) (a 1598)
  m. Ursula Rolleston (dau of Thomas Rolleston of the Ley)
  i. Elizabeth Beresford
  m1. Humfry Barlow of Stoke (d 10.07.1570)
m2. Richard Parkyns of Bunny (d 03.07.1603)
  ii. Anne Beresford
  m. _ Sellers of Criche
  iii. Maud (Matilda) Beresford
  m. _ Whitehall ## possibly here? ##
  iv. Mary Beresford
  m. _ Bentley of Hungry Bentley
  v. Dorothy Beresford
  m. Edward Beresford of Beresford (d 1620) @1@ above
  vi. Helen Beresford
  m. John Whitehall of Yeldersley (a 1611)
  vii.+ other issue (a 1569, dsp) - George (b c1549), James, Francis, Thomas, Humfry, Oswald, Frederick
3. Anne Bereseford
  m. William Heywood of Stonylow



Hugh Beresford of Newton Grange, Derbyshire (d 1516)
Lodge identifies Hugh as "ancestor to the Beresfords of Newton, Alstonfield, Duffield, and Redborne in SDerbyshire; of Calvercroft, and Garrington in Leicestershire; of Slately in Warwickshire; and of Mayfield, and Cank in Staffordshire."
m. Agnes Longston (dau of John Longston (or Longsdore) of Longston)
1. Thomas Beresford
  m. Katherine Kniveton of Bradley
  A. Edmund Beresford of Newton
  m. Isabel Hunt
i. John Beresford of Newton Grange
  m. Maude Fitzherbert (dau of Robert Fitzherbert of Tissington)
  a. John Beresford of Newton Grange (d 1653)
  m1. Hellen Alsop (dau of Thomas Alsop of Castlekey)
  (1) Francis Beresford of Bentley, Derbyshire (b c1599, a 08.1662)
  m. (06.1626) Mary Arderne (dau of Henry Arderne of Hawarden)
  (A) Francis Beresford (b c1628, a 08.1662)
m. Frances Holland (dau of Richard Holland of Heaton)
  (i)+ issue (a 08.1662) - John (b c1654), Francis, Edward (bpt 04.12.1661), Anne (bpt 19.05.1656)
  (2) John Beresford
  m. Jane Axall (dau of Robert Axall of London)
  (A) Edmund Beresford
  (3) Edmund Beresford (dsp, 4th son)
  m. Anne Adshed (dau of Thomas Adshed of Milwich)
  (4) Jane Beresford
  m. (21.05.1625) Edward Newton of Mickleover (b 1610, d 1661)
  (5) Mary Beresford
  m. Timothy Greenewood of Underwood Green
  (6) Sarah Beresford
  m. James Bullock of Brampton
  (7)+ other issue - Thomas (dsp), George, Henry (d unm by 1658), Elizabeth (d unm)
  m2. Clere Cleere of Nottinghamshire
  (11) Dorothy Beresford
  (12) Judith Beresford
  m. _ Cheetham
  b. Thomas Beresford of Mayfield, Staffordshire
  m. Anne Foard
  (1) John Beresford
(A) son
  (2) Thomas Beresford (dsp)
  c. William Beresford
  m. ?? of London
  d. Jane Beresford
  m. William Alsop of Perwick (Parwick)
e. Elizabeth Beresford
  m. Roger Hunt of Kniveton (Hurt of Kneviton)
  f. Isabell Beresford
  m. Henry Beresford of Alsop @2@ below
  g. Helen Beresford
  Visitatation (1611) identifies Helen's husband as William Hurte of Kniveton (Derbyshire). Visitation (1662) identifies him as ...
  m. (1588) Nicholas Hurt of Castern (Staffordshire)
  h. Barbara Beresford
  m. Richard Frogat or Frogatt of Mayfield
  i. Dorothy Beresford
  m. Thomas Levinge of Perwick (Parwick or Parwich)
2. Lawrence Beresford (d 1577)



Robert Beresford of Hillesdale, Staffordshire
m. Joan Cantrell (dau of Thomas Cantrell)
1. Richard Beresford
  m. Thomasin (Tymosyn) Dakyn of Parwich
  A. John Beresford of Hillesdale
  i. William Beresford of Hillesdale
  m. ?? (m2. _ Warner of Wooton Waven)
  a. Dorothy Beresford
  m. Thurstan Browne
  b.+ other issue - Jane, Anne
  B. Henry Beresford of Alsop-in-le-Dale, Derbyshier
  m. Isabel Bereseford (dau of John Beresford of Newton Grange) @2@ above
  i. Matilda Beresford (b c1591) probably the Maud who married ...
  m. William Coke of Trusley (b 29.03.1594, d 27.03.1641)
  ii. Thomasin Beresford (a 1611)

Main source(s):
(1) For top section : Visitation (Derbyshire, 1569+1611, 'Beresford of Beresford'), Lodge's 'Peerage of Ireland' (Archdall, vol 2 (1789), 'Beresford, Earl of Tyrone', p290)
(2) For 2nd section : Visitation (Derbyshire, 1569+1611, 'Beresford of Bentley')
(3) For 3rd section : Visitation (Derbyshire, 1569+1611, 'Beresford of Newton Grange'), Visitation (Derbyshire, 1662-4, 'Beresford of (Fenny) Bentley')
(4) For lowest section : Visitation (Derbyshire, 1569+1611, 'Beresford of Newton Grange')
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