'Bevill1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bevill of Chesterton, Bevill (Bevile) of Gwarnock, Bevill of Killigarth, Bevill of Sawtrey

We have seen it suggested that this family's name derived from Biéville-Beuville which is a commune in Lower Normandy. The name has been spelt variously, with Bevile as common as Bevill. Note that most of the following has been derived from the IGI and so may not be wholly reliable, particularly as to the dates.
Raymond Bevill or Bevile of Gwarnock, Cornwall
m. (c1222) Elizabeth Botreux (dau/heir of Reynold Botreux of Gwarnock)
1. Rafe Bevill of Gwarnock
m. Elinor Peverell (dau of Hugh Peverell)
  A. Ralph Bevill of Gwarnock (d 1336)
  m. Margaret Godolphin (dau of Alexander Goldolphin of Godolphin)
  i. Ralph Bevill of Gwarnock
  m. Joane Fitzwilliam (dau of Robert Fitzwilliam)
  a. Ralph Bevill of Gwarnock (b c1306)
m. Joan Tretherfe (dau of Reginald Tretherfe or Trethurfe)
  (1) Reynold Bevill of Gwarnock
  m. Margaret Arundell (dau of John Arundell of Lanherne by Elizabeth, dau of Oliver Carminow)
  (A) Ralph Bevill of Gwarnock (b c1358)
  m. _ Tredigney (dau of John Tredigney)
  (i) John Bevill of Gwarnock
  m. Katherine Trefonis (dau of John Trefonis or Trefoins (sb Trefusis?) by Isabell Matherderva)
  (a) John Bevill of Gwarnock (b c1410)
m. Elizabeth Mathadarda (dau of John Mathadarda)
  ((1)) Peter Bevill of Gwarnock (b c1436, d 22.12.1515)
  m1. Maud Tresithney (dau of Thomas Tresithney)
  ((A)) John Bevill of Gwarnock
  m. Eleanor Le Petit (dau of John Le Petit by Jane, dau of John Anthorne)
  ((i)) Mary Bevill (d c1526)
m. John Arundell of Trerice
  ((ii)) Matilda Bevill (d 05.05.1550)
  m. Richard Granville of Stowe
  m2. Thomasine Leigh (d 1517, dau of Thomas Leigh)
  ((B)) Peter Bevill of Killigarth, Cornwall
  m. Philippa Bere (dau/heir of John Bere of Pengelley & Killigarth by Elizabeth, dau of John Carminowe)
  ((i)) John Bevill of Killigarth, Sheriff of Cornwall (d 29.01.1578)
m. Elizabeth Milliton (dau of John Milliton)
  ((a)) Philip Bevill of Killigarth (d 1617, 3rd son)
  We have seen 2 different wives for Philip, both being shown as mother of Elizabeth. One site shows her as Grace Viel. The RootsWeb site linked to below identifies her as ...
  m. (04.08.1582) Elizabeth Berrye (dau of Anthony Berrye)
  (((1))) Elizabeth Bevill
  m. (10.07.1592) Bernard Grenville of Stow
  ((b)) Elizabeth Bevill
  m. John Meggs
  ((c)) Agnes Bevill
  m. Walter Kendall
  ((d)) Joan Bevill
  m. Humphrey Prideaux
  ((e)) Mary Bevill
  m. William Pomerory
  ((f))+ other issue - William, Peter, John
  ((C)) Michael Bevill
  ((D)) Isabell Bevill
  m. Peter Pentire
  ((E)) Elizabeth Bevill
  m. (1524) John Parker
  ((2))+ other issue - John, Katharine
  (B)+ other issue - Elizabeth, Isabella
  b. John Bevill
  ii. John Bevill



Possibly connected to the above family was ...
John Bevill (a 1409)
m. (by 1379) Agnes (heiress of Waldeshef family)
1. Thomas Bevill of Waldeshef aka Chesterton Manor succeeded by ...
A. William Bevill of Chesterton (d 1487) the first mentioned in Visitation
  i. William Bevill of Chesterton (dsp 1504)
  ii. Robert Bevill of Chesterton (d 1517)
  m. Elizabeth
  a. William Bevill of Chesterton (b c1508, d 1553)
m. (c1535) Margaret Bourman (dau of Nicholas Bourman of the Isle of Wight)
  (1) Robert Bevill of Chesterton (d 1602)
  m. Johanna Lawrence (dau of William Lawrence of St. Ives)
  (A) Sir Robert Bevill of Chesterton (d 1634)
  m. Maria Coles (dau/heir of _ Coles of Preston)
  (i) Sir Robert Bevill of Chesterton (dsp(s) 1640) possibly the Sir Robert who married ...
  m. Elizabeth Hampson dau of Sir Robert Hampson ,widow)
  (ii) William Bevill (dsp before 1640?)
  (iii) Katherine Bevill (d 12.02.1638)
m. Sir John Hewet (Hewit or Hewett), 1st Bart of Headly Hall (b c1598, d 14.11.1657)
  (iv) Grace Bevill
  m. _ Elmes
  (a) Thomas Elmes
  (v) Honora Bevill (b c1610)
  m. (07.1632) Sir John Dryden, 2nd Bart of Canon's Ashby (d c1658)
  (B) Frances Bevill
  Visitation shows both a Frances and a Margaret in this generation. The Wimberley records show a Frances Margaret (d 22.06.1619), apparently of this generation, as the wife of Thomas Wimberley. The Gamlyn records shows Margaret (Lady Gamlyn) as sister of Frances who maried ...
  m. Thomas Wimberley of Bitchfield, etc.
(C) Margaret Bevill
  m. Sir Matthew Gamlyn of Fulney Hall (bpt 1546, d 1617)
  (D)+ other issue - William (dsp(vp)), Elizabeth, Fides (Faith)
  (2) John Bevill of Sawtrey
  m. Frances Lacy (dau of Henry Lacy of Stamford)
  (A) Robert Bevill of Sawtrey
  m. Maria Saunders (dau of Nicholas Saunders of Ewell)
  (i)+ issue (a 1613) - Mathew (b 06.03.1597), John (b 06.01.1611), Dorothea (b 29.05.1593), Margaret (d 22.03.1595), Francisca (b 30.07.1600), Catarina (b 23.09.1603), Anna (b 06.01.1611)
  (B) Elizabeth Bevill
  m. Stephen Turner of Sawtrey
  (C) Catarina Bevill
  m. Gilbert Abbott of Glatton
  (D) Maria Bevill
  m. Thomas Peche of Holywell
  (E) Prudence Bevill
  m. Robert Fawcett of Stamford
  (F) Jane Bevill
  m. John Lodington or Lorington of Saxby
  (3) Richard Bevill (5th son)
  m. Maria Grey of Witlesmore
  (A)+ issue - Thomas, John, Robert, William
  (4) Elizabeth Bevill
  m. William Ball of Nottinghamshire
  (5)+ other issue - Francis of Milbrooke, William, Nicholas
  b. Margaret Bevill
  m. John Cotton of Stepington
  c. Anna Bevill (nun)
  d. Jane Bevill
  m. John Poulter of Broughton
2. Maud Bevill
  m. Simon Butvileyn

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : various web sites, in particular this one at RootsWeb which appears to have been based on the IGI with thanks to a site visitor (DS, 27.10.11) for bringing that site to our attention
(2) For lower section : VCH (Huntingdonshire, vol 3, Parishes: Chesterton), Visitation (Huntingdonshire, 1613, Bevill)
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