'Betham01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Betham (Beetham) of Betham, Betham of Little Strickland, Betham of Thrimby, Betham of Towcet

Ralph de Betham of Betham, Westmorland (a 1190)
m. Ingaretha
1. Thomas de Betham
  m. Amuria or Amice (dau/coheir of Richard FitzRoger of Wood Plumpton)
  A. Ralph de Betham (d 1254)
  m. Felicia
  i. Johanna de Betham (d unm)
  B. Robert de Betham of Betham (d 1292)
  i. Sir Thomas de Betham (a 1310)
  m. Emma
  a. Sir Thomas de Betham
  m. Maud
(1) Thomas de Betham
  m. Petronella de Burton (dau of Roger de Burton)
(A) Sir Ralph de Betham (a 1355)
  m. Alice
  (i) Robert de Betham
  (a) Sir John de Betham (d 1415)
  m. Margaret Tunstall (dau of Sir William Tunstall of Thurland Castle)
  ((1)) Sir Thomas de Betham 'of Betham Castle' (a 1426, Bailiff of Jersey)
((A)) Sir Edward Betham (Beetham of Beetham) (dsp 22.02.1472)
  m. Joane Nevill (coheir of William Nevill, Lord Fauconberg, Earl of Kent)
  ((B)) Elizabeth Betham probably of this generation
  m. Sir Richard Musgrave (b 1398, d 09.11.1464)
  ((C)) Joan Betham probably of this generation
  m. John Lamplugh of Lamplugh (d 1441)
  ((2)) Robert de Betham
  ((A)) John Betham of Thrimby, Westmorland
  m. Margaret Collinson, joint heiress of Castle Carroch Manor
  ((i)) ?? Betham
  ((a)) ?? Betham
  (((1))) Arthur Betham of Thrimby (bur 17.12.1546) - continued below
  (B)+ other issue - Thomas, Robert (a 1366, parson of Windermere)



Arthur Betham of Thrimby (bur 17.12.1546) - continued above
1. Roland Betham (bur 28.07.1551)
  A. Roger Betham of Little Strickland & Newbystones (bpt 08.01.1538)
  m. Margaret (bur 13.08.1596)
  i. Edward Betham of Little Strickland, Towcet & Newbystones (bpt 12.03.1579-80, bur 13.03.1646)
  m. Elizabeth (bur 1617)
  a. Robert Betham of Towcet & Newbystones ancestor of Bethams in Westmorland, Yorkshire, New Zealand, etc.
  His son sold Towcet & Newbystones to his cousin (below).
  b. Francis Betham in London (d 03.1659, provost marshal)
  c. John Betham of Little Stickland (b c1618, d 1694)
  (1) Edward Betham of Little Strickland (bpt 28.04.1653, bur 09.09.1722)
  m. (13.10.1691) Margaret (Dobson?) (b c1666, bur 21.03.1766, widow of _ Dobson?)
  (A) William Betham of Little Strickland (b 1699, bur 03.09.1784)
  m. (08.06.1743) Jane Hogge (bur 12.11.1791, dau of Joseph Hogge of Fauldshope)
  (i) Edward Betham or Beetham of London (bpt 29.03.1744, d 1809)
  m. Isabella Robinson (dau of John Robinson of Sedgefield, son of John of Forton)
(a) William Beetham of Stoke Newington (b 01.1778, d 28.09.1839) had issue
  m. Mary Frost (dau of James Frost of Wirksworth)
  (b)+ 2 sons and 3 daughters
  (ii) Robert Betham (bpt 01.05.1746, to America) had issue
  (iii) William Betham (b 17.05.1749, d 26.10.1839, rector of Stoke Lacy, genealogist)
  m. Mary Damant (d 07.1841, dau of William Damant of Eye)
  (a) Sir William Betham of Stradbrook & Rockford (b 22.05.1779, d 26.10.1853, Ulster King of Arms) had issue
  m1. (22.07.1802) Martha Norton (d 22.09.1803, dau of M. Norton of Camberwell)
m2. (25.11.1807) Elizabeth Crampton (d 30.12.1856, dau of Rev. Cecil Crampton of Headford)
  (B)+ 6 daughters
  (2) William Betham of Towcet & Newbystones (a 1718) ancestor of Bethams of Towcet House
  (3) Richard Betham of Thrimby Grange
  (A) ?? Betham presumed intermediary generation
  (i) (William) Richard Betham in the Isle of Man
  m. (1748) Mary Campbell (dau of Neil Campbell) wife of Richard and mother of ...
  (a) Elizabeth Betham
  m. (04.02.1781) William Bligh, Governor of New South Wales (b 09.09.1754, d 07.12.1817, Admiral, sometime Captain of the Bounty, son of Francis (in Cornwall) by Jane Balsam)
2. Arthur Betham
  m. Elizabeth Lancaster (dau of Sir Thomas Lancaster, sister of Sir Thomas)
  BLG1952 identifies Arthur as ancestor of the Bethams of Rowington. Visitation (Warwickshire, 1619, Betham) & Visitation (Buckinghamshire, 1634, Betham of Ashendon) start with the following Nicholas who is presumed to have been son (or grandson) of Arthur & Elizabeth. The following comes from those Visitations plus Visitation (Warwickshire, 1682-3, Betham of Rowington).
A. Nicholas Betham of Crandon, Buckinghamshire
  i. Edward Betham or Bethome of Ashendon, Buckinghamshire
  m1. Jane Lamborne (dau of Edward Lamborne of Whaddesley)
  There appears to be uncertainty on which wife was mother of which child.
  a. Thomas Betham of Rowington, Warwickshire (d c1630) probably of this marriage
  m. Margaret Walliston (dau/coheir of John Walliston of Ruislip)
(1) Walliston Betham of Rowington (b c1595, d 03.09.1667)
  m. Emma Midlemore (d 06.08.1665, dau of Robert Midlemore of Edgbaston)
  (A) Richard Betham of Rowington (b c1630, 4th son)
  m. Mary Wollascot (dau of Thomas Wollascot of Sutton (Courtney))
  (i) John Betham of Rowington, later Fowler of St. Thomas (b 05.10.1670, bur 23.11.1719, 4th son)
  Visitation ends with this generation, identifying John as "heire apparent" and giving his birth date. It is a presumption, albeit seemingly a reasonable one, that he was the John whose other details given here came from a note provided in Visitation (Staffordshire, 1614+1663-64, Fowler of St. Thomas) by the Harleian editor.
  m. Katherine Casey (dau of ?? Casey by Magdalen, dau of Walter Fowler of St. Thomas)
  (a) Katherine Betham or Fowler (d 29/30.05.1760)
  m. (05.08.1726) Thomas Belasyse, Earl Fauconberg
  (ii)+ other issue - Richard (d infant), Richard (d infant), William (d infant), Thomas (b 23.07.1675), Mary (b 09.09.1678)
  (B) Magdalen Betham
  m. William Styche of Newbury
(C) Mary Betham
  m. William Molins of London (chirurgeon)
  (D) Margaret Betham
  m. Symon Kempson of Henley in Arden
  (E)+ other issue - John (d infant), Robert (d infant), Thomas (d unm 13.10.1665), Stephen (d unm by 1682), Frances (a 1682), Priscilla (d unm by 1682), Mary (d unm by 1682), Winifred (d unm by 1682)
  (2) Richard Betham of Sandford, Oxfordshire (b c1596)
  m1. ?? (widow of _ King)
  m2. Anne Powell (dau of John Powell of Sandford)
  (A) Richard Betham (d infant)
(3) Brdget Betham
  m. John Midlemore of Hawkeslow (d 1643)
  (4) Elizabeth Betham
  m. John Sparrey of Clent
  (5)+ other issue (d unm) - William (b c1599), John (b c1609), Mary, Frances, Faith, Lettice
  b. Jane Betham
  m. Peter Dormer of Lely
  c. Sibilla Betham
  m. Humphrey Midlemore of Egbaston
  d.+ other issue - Ralph, William (dsp), Nicholas
  m2. Sibill or Maria Brown (dau of Richard Brown(e) of Frome (Parvafrome))
  g.+ other issue (?) - Hugh, Robert, Elizabeth, Joane possibly of this marriage
  ii. Christopher Betham or Bethome of Adwell, Oxfordshire
  m. Margery Simeon (dau of Edward Simeon or Symons of Pirton or Perton)
  a.+ issue - Nicholas (a 1566), Robert, Hugh, Elizabeth, Joane

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Betham formerly of Little Strickland) with input from Visitations as reported above
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