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Families covered: Bettesworth of Carhayes (Caerhays), Bettesworth (Bettsworth) of Chithurst, Bettsworth (Bettesworth) of FitzHall, Bettesworth (Bettsworth or Betsworth) of Fyning, Bettsworth of Milland

Peter Betsworth or Bettesworth of Fyning, Sussex (d before 05.02.1589)
m. _ Pescoed (probably sister not dau of Nicholas Pescoed or Pescod of Tighull)
1. Thomas Bettesworth of Fyning & Culmer (Colemore), later of Milland (Sussex) (a 1584)
A. Sir Peter Bettsworth of Milland
  m1. (Ellen) Uvedale (dau of ?? Uvedale of Wickham)
  i. Thomas Bettsworth of Milland
  m. _ Hyde (dau of Sir Richard Hyde)
a. Peter Bettsworth (a 1638)
  (1) Peter Bettsworth (d 1708)
  ii.+ other issue
  m2. _ Conway (dau of Edward, Viscount Conway)
2. Richard Bettesworth of Fyning
  m. Ann Langrich (dau of (Ralph) Langridch of Langridch, sister of Edward)
  A. Peter Bettsworth of Fyning
  m. Eliza Mervin (sister of Sir Henry Mervin, Admiral of the Narrow Seas)
  i. Peter Bettsworth (dvp)
  m. Penelope Seymour (dau of Sir Robert Seymour)
  a. Edith Bettsworth
  m. Thomas Bilson of Maple Durham (b c1612, dsp 1649)
b. Elizabeth Bettsworth (dsp)
  ii. Anne Bettsworth possibly of this generation
  m. William Aylwin of Treyford (b 03.1594, d before 1678)
  B. Thomas Bettsworth (captain in Ireland)
  m. _ Lewknor
  The following comes from Visitation (Sussex, 1662, Bettesworth of Fining) as supplemented by the Harleian editor.
i. Arthur Bettesworth of Mallow, co. Cork
  m. Eliz(abeth) Newman of Rosse in Ireland
  a. Thomas Bettesworth of Fyning
  m. Susan Bilson (dau of Sir Thomas Bilson of Maple Durham)
  (1) Thomas Bettesworth (b c1652, d 21.09.1723)
  m. (c10.1687) Ann Whitehead (dau of John Whitehead) wife of Thomas, presumed mother of ...
  (A) Thomas Bettesworth, later Bettesworth-Bilson (dsp 23.03.1754)
  (2)+ other issue - Peter, Arthurm Richard
  C. Richard Bettsworth had issue (in Ireland)
  m. Jane Mervin (sister of Sir Henry Mervin, Admiral of the Narrow Seas)
  D. Elizabeth Bettsworth possibly of this generation
  m. Robert Aylwin of Treyford (d 16.06.1607)
3. Richard Bettsworth of Chithurst, Sussex (d 01.10.1613)
  m. Barbara Wood (dau of Thomas Wood of Hadleigh (West Hoathly))
  A. Peter Bettsworth or Bettesworth (b c1587, d 22.12.1638)
  m. (c04.1598!) Mary Tirrill (dau of John Tirrill or Tyrrill of Bepton or Bapton & East Meon)
  Visitation (1662) shows Peter & Mary as parents of Arthur who by Anne Butler was father of Arthur (b c1647) + 3 sons + 7 daughters. Provisionally we follow Berry who (appears to) insert an additional generation and/or attribute Anne Butler to the wrong generation. Other than to note that the following Arthur was living 1634, Berry does not provide dates. The dates shown below come from Visitation (1662) though with a little presumption as to which generation is relevant.
  i. Arthur Bettesworth or Bettsworth of Chithurst (b c1621?, d before 10.06.1671)
  m. _ Thomas (dau of Elias Thomas of Hayes)
  a. Arthur Bettsworth of Chithurst (b c1647)
  m. Anne Buller (dau of Henry Buller (Butler?) of Hanley)
  (1) Thomas Bettsworth of Fyning (dsp 175*)
  (2)+ 4 daughters
  b.+ other issue - Thomas, Peter, Joseph, Ellinor, Elizabeth, Anne, Jane, Mary, Sarah, Martha probably of this generation
  ii.+ 3 daughters
  B. Thomas Bettsworth of Petersfield, Hampshire (a 1633)
  m. Eliza Lucas (dau of Henry Lucas of Suffolk)
  i. Peter Bettsworth of Chidden in Hambleden, Hampshire (2nd son)
  m1. Catherine Morley (dsp, dau/heir of Sir J. Morley)
  m2. Elizabeth Roberts (dau of Eliss Roberts of Hayes)
  a. Peter Bettsworth of Brokenhurst, Hampshire
  m. Sandys Worsley (dau of Sir James Worsley of Polewell)
  (1) Peter Stuart Bettsworth (a 1725, dsp)
  ii.+ other issue - Thomas, Arthur, Richard, 8 daughters
  C. Richard Bettsworth
  m. Margaret Lucas (dau of Henry Lucas of Suffolk)
  i. Richard Bettsworth
4. Christopher Bettsworth or Bettesworth of Fitz Hall, Sussex (d before 07.07.1617)
  m. Ann Wood (dau of Thomas Wood of Hadleigh (Hodeley or West Hoathly), sister of Barbara)
A. Peter Bettsworth of Fitz Hall (d before 19.05.1663)
  m. Ann Young (dau of Anthony Young of Ambersham)
  i. Peter Bettsworth of Fitz Hall (b c1620, a 1662)
  m. Anne Gold (dau/heir of John Gold of Affold or Afford)
  a. Peter Bettsworth of Fitz Hall (b c1652)
  m. (06.06.1681) Elizabeth Naldrett (bpt 25.06.1658, dau of George Naldrett of Naldrett House in Rudgewick)
  (1) Peter Bettsworth of Fitz Hall (b c1687, d 1725)
  m. Frances Adams (dau of Charles Adams of Midhurst, m2. James Piggott of Stedham)
  (A) Anne Bettsworth (dsp)
  m. (29.09.1748) Thomas Riggs of Hollist (Captain RN)
  b. Ann Bettesworth
  ii.+ other issue - Elizabeth, Susan
  B. Agnes Bettesworth
  m. _ Beale
  C. Jane Bettesworth
  m. George Osborne
  D. daughter
  m. John Westbrook
  E.+ other issue - Thomas, Christopher, Elizabeth



"of an ancient Sussex family", presumably connected to the above, was ...
John Bettesworth (Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster)
m. Frances Trevanion (brother/coheir of William Trevanion of Caerhays)
1. John Bettesworth of Carhayes or Caerhays, Cornwall
  m. Frances Elinor Tomkyns (b c1760, d 01.01.1821, dau of Francis Tomkyns of Pembrokeshire)
  A. John Trevanion Purnell Bettesworth, later Trevanion of Carhayes or Caerhays, Sheriff of Cornwall (b 1780, d 1840) had issue
  m1. Charlotte Hosea (b 1782-3, d 20.01.1810. dau of Admiral Hosea or Hosier)
  m2. (29.11.1830) Susannah Burdett (dspm 17.05.1886, dau of Sir Francis Burdett, Bart)
  B. George Bettesworth (d Bergen 25.05.1808, Captain RN)
  m. (24.08.1807) Hannah Althea Grey (d 28.07.1832, dau of Charles, 1st Earl Grey, m2. Edward Ellice)
  C. Henry Bettesworth (d 1874, Captain) had issue (1 dau)
  m. (Sophia) Dobree of Guernsey
  D. Georgiana Bettesworth (d unm)
  E. Frances Bettesworth
  m. John Quantock of Norton

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : CountyGen (Sussex, Berry) with some support (and a little input) from Visitation (Sussex, 1633-4, Bettsworth & Betsworth), Visitation (Sussex, 1662, Bettesworth of Chithurst), Visitation (Sussex, Bettesworth of Fitz Hall in Iping) and some input as reported above
(2) For lower section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, Trevanion of Carhayes), Commoners (vol 1, Trevanion of Caerhayes)
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