'Call1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Call of Edingthorpe, Call of Little Melton, Call of Whiteford

Betham reports that "From papers (), perhaps partly fabulous, though partly true, it is said, that the family of the Calls, consisting of three brothers, came into England from Saxony towards the end of the eighth century. That one brother settled in Scotland, from whom is descended the clan of the MacCalls; a second settled in Norfolk, where the family continued till the beginning of the last century ...; and a third settled in Cornwall, from whom the present Baronet is descended". McCall1 shows a Scottish family of that name. In the first section below we show what we have on a Call family in Norfolk and in the lower section we show what we have on a Cornish family of the name.
Richard Call of Bakton (Bacton), Norfolk
m1. Margaret Paston (dau of (Sir) John Paston of Paston)
1. John Call of Little Melton, Norfolk
  m. Christian Clypsby (dau of William Clypsby of Oby)
  A. Richard Call of Little Melton
  m. Edith Bennett
  i.+ issue - Thomas, Richard, Robert, John, Nicholas, Christopher, Owyn, Mary, Christian, Ann, Margaret, Alice
  B. Elizabeth Call
  m. Rafe Cheslyn of Suffolk
  C. Constance Call
  m. Thomas Ryddell of Sallus
2.+ other issue - William, Richard
m2. Margaret Trollopp (dau of Andrew Trollopp)
4. Anthony Call had issue in Suffolk
5. Andrew Call of Edingthorpe, Norfolk
  m. _ Drake
  A. William Call of Edingthorpe
  m. Susan Tyllington (dau of William Tyllington of Hyndolveston)
  i. William Call of Edingthorp
  m. Anne Worth (dau of William Worth of Backton)
  ii. Susan Call
  m. Nicholas Brane of Lodden
  iii. Prudence Call
  m. Thomas Gedding of Burlingham
  iv. Judith Call
  m. William Smyth of Lodden
  v. Mary Call
  m. William Worth of Backton
  vi.+ other issue - Andrew (dsp), Gyles, Thomas, Mary
  B. Sisseley Call
  m. William Spencer of Honingham
  C.+ other issue (dsp) - John, William



To include a cousin of the 1st Bart, we start wth the unnamed shared grandfather ...
?? Call
1. John Call of Prestacutt in Launcells, Cornwall (b c1704, d 31.12.1766)
m. Jane Mill (dau of John Mill)
  A. Sir John Call of Whiteford (in Stoke Climsland, Cornwall), 1st Bart (b 30.06.1732, d 01.03.1801)
  m. (28.03.1772) Philadelphia Battie (d 29.09.1822, dau/coheir of William Battie of London & Kingston by dau of Barnham Goode)
  i. Sir William Pratt Call of Whiteford, 2nd Bart, Sheriff of Cornwall (b 28.09.1781, d 03.12.1851) had issue
  m. (19.06.1806) Louisa Georgiana Forbes (b 12.1779, d 25.01.1830, dau of George Forbes, 5th Earl of Granard, by Georgiana Augusta Berkeley)
  ii. George Cotsford Call (Lt. Colonel)
  iii. Phillida Call (d 17.09.1855)
  m. (25.05.1805) Benjamin Bathurst (son of Bishop of Norwich)
iv. Louisa Ann Call (b 1778, d 13.08.1862)
  m. (04.08.1801) Matthew, Lord Aylmer (dsp 1850)
  v. Frances (Fanny) Call (d 12.05.1848)
  m. (10.06.1806) Sir Charles Cunningham Fairlie, Bart of Robertland
  vi. Catherine Call d 29.03.1861)
  m1. Henry Mackinnon (Major General)
  m2. (17.03.1814) Andrew Redmond Prior (d 1860)
2. ?? Call
  A. Thomas Call (Colonel)
  i. Elizabeth Call
  m. Richard Prittie Brooke (d 12.12.1836)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Norfolk, 1568+1589+1613, ''Call')
(2) For lower section : BP1870 ('Call') with a little input/support from TCB (vol 5, 'Call of Whiteford', p272), 'Baronetage of England' (Rev. William Betham, vol 4, 1804, '#398. Call of Whiteford, Cornwall' , p227+)
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