'Blythe1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Blythe of Barnby (Quarmby), Blythe of Birchet, Blythe of Birmingham, Blythe of Norton Lees

Hunter (in FMG) reports "I do not feel perfect satisfaction in respect of every (entry in this pedigree) tho' I think it is in the main correct."
William Blythe (previously of Leeds?) of Norton Lees, Derbyshire (a temp Henry V who r. 1413-1422)
1. John Blythe of Norton Lees
  A. Robert Blythe
  i. John Blythe
  a. John Blythe of Norton Lees
  m. Ann (bur 29.04.1584)
  (1) William Blythe of Norton Lees (dspl, bur 06.12.1619, yeoman)
  m1. Ann Gill (bur 23.02.1596-7, dau of John Gill of Lightwood)
  m. Effame Brown (bur 20.08.1616, sister of George Brown of Norton Lees)
  m3. Joan Martin (widow of Thomas Bright)
  partner unkown
(A) John Blythe of Norton
  (2) Richard Blythe
  m. (03.11.1579) Ann Hickson
  (A) William Blythe of Norton Lees (bur 14.02.1631-2, yeoman)
  m1. Frances Vesey (bur 11.09.1609, dau of William Vesey of Brampton)
  (i) William Blythe of Norton Lees (bpt 08.05.1608, bur 08.02.1665-6)
  m1. (28.01.1628-9) Elizabeth Bright (bpt 23.10.1603, dau of John Bright of Dore)
  (a)+ issue - Sarah (b 1624, d infant), Alice (a 1653), Ellen (a 1653)
m2. Mary Clarke of Leeds
  (d) William Blythe of Norton Lees (bpt 30.03.1645, d before 12.1680)
  m. Mary Waine (a 1689, dau of (Gabriel?) Waine, m2. Rob ert Fern)
  ((1)) Samuel Blythe of Norton Lees (bpt 01.10.1673, bur 03.05.1735)
  m. Mary Richardson (dau of John Richardson (not Sanderson))
  ((A)) Benjamin Blythe of Derby, last of Norton Lees
  ((B)) Samuel Blythe of Frome (Somerset) & Birmginham (b 1726, d 1796)
  ((i)) Samuel Blythe of Birmingham
  m. _ Harvey
  ((a)) Samuel Blythe in Whitehaven (a 1828, clergyman)
  m. _ Colne (d by 1828)
  ((b)) Anne Blythe
  m. _ Dickens of Staffordshire
  ((i)) Benjamin Blythe of Birmingham
  m1. Frances Green of Nantwich
  ((a)) Frances Blythe (d unm)
  m2. ??
  ((b)) Mary Blythe
m. _ Owen of Bawtry
  ((c)) Letitia Blythe
  m. _ Gorton of London
((d))+ other issue - Benjamin of the Cape of Good Hope, Edward of Birmingham then Brussels (a 1828), Nathaneil (d young)
  ((iii)) Robert Blythe of Birmingham
  m. Ann Britain (dau of George Britain of Sheffield)
  ((a)) Robert Blythe of Edinburgh had issue
  m. Barbara Cooper of Edinburgh
  ((b)) George Blythe of Birmingham had issue
  m. (by 1814) Mary Benton (dau of James Benton of Birmingham)
  ((c)) Henry Blythe of Birmingham had issue
  m. Mary Pickering of Stratford
  ((d)) William Blythe of Birmingham had issue
  m. Sarah Wilkins
  ((e)) Frederick Blythe of Birmingham had issue
  m. Elizabeth Kell (dau of Robert Kell of Birmingham)
  ((f)) Edwin Blythe of Birmingham
m. (sp?) Rosalind Kell (dau of Robert Kell of Birmingham)
  ((g)) Charles Blythe of Glasgow
  m. Robina Ahcinvole
  ((h))+ other issue - James of Birmingham (a 1828), Phoebe, Ellen
  ((C)) ?? Blythe of Manchester (apothecary)
  m. _ Hill (widow of _ Taylor then _ Tilt of Stourbridge)
  ((D)) Mary Blythe
  m. (04.08.1731) William Turner of Hull
  ((E))+ other issue - John (bur 20.09.1720), Elizabeth (bur 07.03.1725), Ann (bur 13.11.1730)
  ((2))+ other issue - Nathaniel (bpt 01.11.1675), Hephzibah (bur 21.05.1678)
  (e) Constance Blythe (b 1638)
  m. (1655) George Shillitoe of Fenwick
  (f)+ other issue - Joseph (b/d 1637), Richard (b 1637, d young?), Sarah (d infant), Ann (b 1642)
  m2. Ellen Alvey (bur 23.02.1618-9, dau of Richard Alvey of the Peak)
  (ii) Mary Blythe
  m. _ Taylor of The Hole House
  (iii)+ other issue - Richard in London (bpt 13.07.1611, druggist), Srah
  m3. Alice Holland (a 1634, dau of William Holland of Eccleshall)
  (B) John Blythe of Norton Lees (bur 22.06.1637)
  (C) Ann Blythe
  m. (10.08.1612) Robert Homesfield of Dore
  (3) John Blythe of Hiendley (near Wakefield)
  m. Ann Ayscough (dau of Christopher Ayscough of Lincolnshire)
  (A) Henry Blythe (2nd son)
  m. Alice Dean (dau of Thomas Dean of Mattingley)
  (i) Hugh Blythe
  (B)+ other issue - Edward (dsp), George of London
  (4) Elizabeth Blythe (bur 16.06.1559-60)
(5) Ann Blythe
  m. (07.02.1574-5) Christopher Barten of Woodseats
2. William Blythe
  m. _ Austen of Birley
  Uncertain on the order of the sons. Foster shows the order as Richard, John, Roger, Geffrey then Thomas. Provisionally we follow FMG which shows Thomas then Richard without being clear as to the order of Roger, John & Geffery.
  A. Thomas Blythe
  m. _ Skelley or Skellowes
i. William Blythe of Barnby, Doncaster, Yorkshire
  m1. Elizabeth Stapleton (dau/coheir of Thomas Stapleton of Quernby)
  a. John Blythe of Barnby (Quarmby)
Walker's Yorkshire Pedigrees (1942, Blithe of Quarmby) shows John (of Q.) as son of William of Q. (by Elizabeth, dau of Sir John Nevile of Liversedge) son of Thomas of Q. ("in ye Wapentake of Aybrigg") by Alice, dau/heir of _ Barnby of Barnby Dunn. Walker then shows John & Elizabeth Savile as parents of Grace (m. Robewt Rishworth) & Thomas of Q. who (by Dorothy, dau of Arthur Kaye of Woodsome) was father of George of Q. (a 1579). We are following FMG & Foster in showing this line as becoming extinct.
  m. Elizabeth Savile (dau of John Savile of Newhall)
  (1)+ issue (d young) - Geoffery, Dorothy
b. Nicholas Blythe of London
  m. Margery Tildesley (dau of Nicholas Tildesley)
  (1) Thomas Blythe of Querenby & Barnby (a 1585, dsp)
  m. (02.1584) Dorothy Kaye (dau of John Kaye of Woodsome)
  m2. Elizabeth Portington
  c.+ other issue (dsp)
  FMG reports that there were "Several chidlren, d.s.p.". Foster mentions N. plus "14 other children, all died sans issue".
  ii. Jane Blythe
  m. Tristram Revel of Carlingthwaite
iii.+ other issue - Thomas, Robert, John (archdeacon of Lichfield), Geffrey (Master of Trinity College, Cambridge)
  B. Richard Blythe of Birchet
  m. Catherine Birchet, heir of Birchet
  i. William Blythe of Birchet (d 15.09.1546)
  m. _ Selioke (Selioake) of Hasleborough
  a. Jerome Blythe of Birchet & Greenhill
m. Ann Eyre (bur 29.03.1585, dau of Richard Eyre of Offerton)
  (1) Anthony Blythe of Birchet (bur 03.06.1601)
  m. Honor of Warwickshire (m2. Thomas Wentworth of Wales in Yorkshire)
  (A) Charles Blythe of Birchet (bpt 28.05.1599, bur 21.07.1645, 2nd son)
  m1. Judith Cartwright (dau of Francis Cartwright of Cover)
  (i) Charles Blythe of Birchet (later of Hull) (bpt 15.04.1638, a 1660)
  m. Ann Bullock (dau of John Bullock of Ounston)
  (a)+ issue - Charles (b c1655, a 08.1662), John (b 1663), Francis (b 1667), Ann, Judith
  (ii) Catherine Blythe (bpt 03.11.1625)
  m. Thomas Allen of Cowley
  (iii) Jane Blythe (bpt 02.05.1627)
  m. Nathaniel Bird of Rotherham
  m2. Barbara Hastings (bur 20.07.1683, dau of Sir Henry Hastings of Humberston)
  (iv) Thomas Blythe (bpt 17.06.1640)
(v) John Blythe of Fansha bank in Dronfield (bpt 31.08.1641)
  m. (15.06.1681) Hannah Mason of Barnes
  (a) Henry Blythe (b 1680-1)
  (vi) Henry Blythe (bpt 28.03.1644)
  (a)+ issue - Henry (b 1665), John (b 1668), Walter (b 1669), Mary (b 1672)
  (B)+ other issue - Charles (bpt 07.11.1596, bur 06.07.1597), Dinah (b 1593), Gertrude (b 1594), Honor (b 1598), Rosamund (b 1600)
(2) William Blythe of Rotherham, last of Barnby (a 1585)
  m. Gertrude Stringer (dau of Thomas Stringer of Whiston, m2. Rev. John Sharlston of Matlock)
  (A) Thomas Blythe (b 1584-5)
  (3) daughter
  m. _ More of Greenhill
  (4) Frances Blythe
  m. Thurstan Kirke of Greenhill
  b.+ other issue - Anthony of Wakefield (a 09.1588), Barbara (d unm bur 22.01.1581-2)
  C. Roger Blythe (dsp)
  D. John Blythe, Bishop of Salisbury (d 23.08.1499, Chancellor of Cambridge University)
  E. Geffery Blythe, Bishop of Lichfield (d c1524, "President of Wales")
3. Elizabeth Blythe
  m. George Wasteneys
4. daughter
  m. _ Raworth of London

Main source(s): FMG (vol 2, MS196, 'Blythe', p451+) with some support from Vistiation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1584/5, 'Blythe of Barnby and Rotherham')
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