'Charnock1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Charnock of Astley, Charnock of Charnock, Charnock of Leyland

(1) Visitation (1567), supported by Visitaton (1613), identifies the arms of this family as "Argent, on a bend sable, three cross crosslets of the field".
(2) The 1613 Visitation starts with Richard Charnock of Charnock father of Thomas father of Henry (temp Edward I) father of Adam (temp Edward 2, shown as married to Joane, dau/coheir of Sir Richard Molyneux of Crosby) father of Henry (temp Edward 3) father of William (temp Richard 2 + Henry 4) father of Ranulph (Ralp) who m. dau of Ratclyff of Tyngrave. We are suspcicious of that and start with the first mentioned by the 1567 Visitation who was Henry son of Rauf. VCH starts with Richard (a 1242), succeeded before 1284 by Henry son of Thomas with, in 1304, Adam son of Henry espoused to Joan, dau of Richard de Molyneux, with Adam succeeded by Henry (a 1370) whose son William was husband of Margaret. VCH then notes "THe succession for some time is uncertain." Even though VCH seems to be supportive of the 1613 Visitation, provisionally we ignore the early generations mentioned by the 1613 Visitation and follow the 1567 Visitation.
Rauf Charnock
1. Henry Charnock of Charnock, Lancashire
m. Jane Molyneux (dau/coheir of Sir Richard Molyneux of Crosby)
  A. Randolf (Randall) Charnock
  m. _ Ratclyff (dau of _ Raatclyff of Tyngrave)
  i. Robert Charnock (a 1483)
m. ?? Sherborne (dau of ?? Sherborne of Stonyhurst)
  a. William Charnock (a temp Henry 7 who r. 1485-1509)
  m. Cicely Worthington (dau of _ Worthington of Worthington)
  (1) Henry Charnock of Charnock (d 1534)
m. Constance Bradshaw (dau of James Bradshaw of Haugh (the Haghe))
  (A) Robert Charnock of Charnock (a temp Henry 8 who r. 1509-1547, dvp?)
  Robert's wife Cicely is identified as a dau of Sir Henry Farington of Farrington, supported by the Visitation record on the Farington family. However, a later Farington source (Commoners) suggests that she was ...
  m. Cicely Farington (dau of Thomas Farington)
  (i) Thomas Charnock of Charnock (d 1571)
m. Mary Ruthall (dau of Richard Ruthall (Rathall) of Mulshall (Mushoe))
  (a) Robert Charnock 'of Astley' of Charnock (b c1541, d 1616)
  This appears to the Robert mentioned by VCH as having married 5 times, having his son/heir (Thomas) by the last marriage. However, Visitation 1567 mentions only his marriage to Isabell Norrys, showing her as mother of Edward (shown by Visitation 1613 as dsp) with Visitation 1613 identifying Isabell Norriss as the first wife and Catherine Gerrard as the second wife (without issue). Another wife may have been Alice Ffarington (m2. Edward Oldfield).
  m1. Isabel Norrys (dau of Sir William Norrys of the Speke)
  ((1)) Thomas Charnock (b c1587, d 1648, 2nd son)
m. Bridget Molyneux (a 1648, dau of John Molyneux of Barton-on-Irwell by Dorothye, dau/heir of ?? Booth of Barton)
  ((A)) Robert Charnock 'of Astley' of Charnock (b c1604, a 1648)
  The following comes from Visitation (London, 1633-4, 'Charnock') and as as mentioned below. VCH reports that Robert "had his estats sequestered by the Parliament, and was obliged to compound".
m. Elizabeth Fleetwood (dau of John Fleetwood of Penwortham)
  ((i)) Thomas Charnock of Charnock
  ((ii)) Roger Charnock 'of Elston, Lancashire' (a 09.1643, of Gray's Inn)
  The following is supported by 'The Pedigree Register' (edited by George Sherwood, vol 3, No. 32 (March 1915), p248).
  m. Elizabeth Crispe (dau of Ellis Crispe of London)
  ((a)) Roger Charnock of Monmouth (d before 1661)
  m. Susan (m2. Lewis Rogers of Hempsted)
  ((b)) Elizabeth Charnock (d before 1661)
  m. Thomas Harrison of London (a 1661)
(((1))) Elizabeth Harrison (a 1652)
  ((c)) Hester Charnock (a 1661)
  m. Charles Fawconbirdge of London (a 1661)
  ((d))+ other issue - Robert of London (a 1661), Thomas (a 1652, d by 1661)
  ((iii)) John Charnock
  ((iv)) Dorothy Charnock
  m. Francis Binlosse (son/heir of Sir Robert of Borwick)
  ((v)) Margaret Charnock (a 1732) the only child mentioned by VCH, not mentioned by Visitation London
  m1. Richard Brooke (son of Sir Peter of Mere)
  m2. (29.08.1717) John Gillibrand of Chorley
((B))+ other issue (a 1613) - John, Elyas, Mary
  ((2))+ other issue - Edward (a 1567, dsp), Roger (of Gray's Inn), John, Dorothy
  m2. (sp) Catherine Gerrard (dau of Sir Thomas Gerrard of Brynn)
  (b) Dorothe Charnock
  m. Richard Worthington of Blaynskough
  (c) Alice Charnock probably the Alice who married ...
  m. William Blythe of Sproxton
  (d)+ other issue - James, William, Roger, Edward, John (d 1586), Mary, Elizabeth, Margaret
  (ii) Helen Charnock possibly the Eleanor who married ...
  m. William Rishton of Mickley
  (iii+) other issue - William, Roger, Rauf
  Visitation (Thomas Benalt, Lancashire, 1533, 'Sir Henry Faryngton of Faryngton') identifies Thomas's siblings as William, Harry, Robert, Edward & Roger.
  (B) Richard Charnock
  (2) Elizabeth Charnock
  m. William Chorley of Chorley ## see here ##
  b. Roger Charnock of Charnock - continued below possibly fits here, speculative!



Visitation (1567) identifies the arms of the following branch, quartered with those of Cansfield, as "Argent, on a bend sable, three cross crosslets of the field, in sinster chief, a mullet of the second". Visitation (1613) identifies them as "Argent, on a bend sable, three cross crosslets boutonnée of the field".
Roger Charnock of Charnock - continued above
m. ?? ("base dau. of _ Ashton of Croston")
1. Richard Charnock of Charnock
  m. Isabell Clayton (dau of Nicholas Clayton of Leyland)
  A. William Charnock of Leyland (Layland), Lancashire
  m. Elizabeth Cansfield (dau/heir of Robert Cansfeild of Cansfeild)
  i. Thomas Charnock of Leyland
  m. Cicely Farington (dau/coheir of Piers Farington of Little Farington)
  a. William Charnock of Leyland
  m. Elyza Charnock (dau of Roger Charnock of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire)
  (1) Roger Charnock of Leyland (a 1613)
  m. Anne Manley (dau of Robert Manley of Broughton)
  (A)+ issue (a 1613) - William (b c1609), Susan, Elizabeth
  b.+ other issue (a 1567) - , Peter, Elizabeth, Jane, Anne, Alice
  ii. Elizabeth Charnock
  m. Geffrey Warden of Howse Walden
  iii. Alice Charnock
  m. Robert Wrighte of Hare
  iv.+ other issue - Henry (dsp), Robert (dsp), Richard, Seth, John, William, James, Cicely, Margaret, Margery
  B. Anne Charnock
  m1. Edmond Sargeante
  m2. Robert Barker
  C. Jennett Charnock
  m. Christopher Gradell of Lancashire
  D. Cicely Charnock
  m. William Gradell of Euxton
  E.+ other issue - John, Sethe
2. William Charnock

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (William Flower, Lancashire, 1567, 'Charnock of Charnock"), Visitation (Richard St. George, Lancashire, 1613, 'Charnock' (MS1437, fo. 10)), VCH (Lancashire, vol 6, 'Townships: Charnock Richard')
(2) For lower section : Visitation (William Flower, Lancashire, 1567, 'Charnock of Lailand"), Visitation (Richard St. George, Lancashire, 1613, 'Charnock' (MS1437, fo. 101b))
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