'Chichester01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Chichester of Raleigh, Chichester of Youlston

                               
(1) BP1934 reports that "This family is descended from Engeler, who held of the King, according to Domesday Book, two hides of land in the manor of Chichester, Sussex, from which his descendants derived their surname."
(2)
Vivian shows 2 alternative ancestries for the Sir John who married Thomasin de Ralegh, one being "from Harl. MS. 1538, fo.256, and the College of Arms" and the other being from a "History of the family" as provided by one of its descendants (Sir Alexander Palmer Bruce Chichester, Bart, who lived 1842-1881). We show both versions but, as the second one is just slightly supported by BP1934 (which starts by showing that Sir John as son of Sir Roger which is at least consistent with the second version, we show the first in italics.
(3) Vivian reports that the 'College of Arms' pedigree starts with the following Walleran who was "descended from a brother of Robert Chichester, Bishop of Exeter, temp. King Stephen" (who r. 1135-1154).
Walleran de Cirencester alias Chichester (a 1237)
1. John de Cirencester
  A. Sir John de Cirencester
  i. Sir Thomas Chichester
  m. Alicia de Rotomago, heiress of Ledwinstowe & Restercombe
  a. William Chichester
  (1) John Chichester
  (A) Richard Chichester
  (i) John Chichester
  (a) Sir John Chichester of Treverbin (Cornwall) & Beggerskewish & Donwer (Somerset) ## see alternate ancestry below ##
  m. Thomasin de Ralegh (dau/heir of Sir John de Ralegh)
The 'other' pedigree starts with ...
Richard de Cicester (a 1199, to Holy Land with Richard I)
1. Robert de Cicester (a 1266)
  m. Petrnollia
  A. Richard de Cicester (a 1268, 1272)
m. Elizabeth
  i. Roger de Cicester (a 1291)
  a. Roger de Cicester (a 1336)
  (1) Sir Roger de Chichester (a temp Edward III who r. 1327-1377) the first mentioned by BP1934
  (A) Sir John Chichester of Treverbin (Cornwall) & Beggerskewish & Donwer (Somerset) ## see alternate ancestry above ##
  m. (1384) Thomasine Raleigh (d 1402, dau/heir of Sir John Raleigh of Raleigh)
  (i) (Sir) John Chichester of Donwer (b c1385, d 14.12.1437)
  m. Alice Wotton (dau/coheir of John Wotton of Widworthy (by Engaret, dau/heir of Walter Dymock) son of John of Widworthy by Johanna, dau/heir of Roger Moels by Alice, dau/heir of William le Prouse of Orton)
  (a) Richard Chichester of Raleigh, Sheriff of Devonshire (b 23.02.1423-4, d 24/5.12.1498)
  m1. Margaret Kaynes or Keynes (dau of Nicholas Kaynes of Winkley or Keynes of Winkleigh)
  ((1)) John Chichester (dvpsp 04.01.1477)
  m. Thomasine Steyning (a 1477, dau of William Steyning)
((2)) Nicholas Chichester (b 1452/c1446, dvp)
  m. Christina Paulett (dau of Sir William Paulett of Sampford Peverell, widow of Henry Hull of Larkbear, m3. Sir William Martin, m4. James Chudleigh of Asheton)
  ((A)) John Chichester of Raleigh (d 22.02.1537)
  m1. Margaret Beaumont (dau of Sir Hugh Beaumont of Youlston/Sherwill)
  ((i)) Hugh Chichester (dvpsp 02.08.1517)
  m. Elizabeth
((ii)) Edward Chichester of Hounditon, Sampton & Braunton (dvp 27.07.1522)
  m. Elizabeth Bourchier (d 23.08.1548, dau of John Bourchier, 1st Earl of Bath)
  ((a)) Sir John Chichester of Raleigh & Youlston, Sheriff of Devonshire (d 30.09.1569)
  m. Gertrude Courtenay (d 04.1566, dau of Sir William Courtenay of Powderham Castle)
  (((1))) Sir John Chichester of Raleigh (d 1585)
m. Anne Dennis (dau of Sir Robert Dennis of Holcombe)
  (((2))) Sir Arthur Chichester of Joymount, Baron Chichester of Belfast (d 19.02.1624-5)
m. Letitia Perrott (d 27.11.1620, dau of Sir John Perrott of Haroldston, Lord Deputy in Ireland)
  (((A))) Arthur Chichester (b 22.09.1606, dvp 30.10.1606)
(((3))) Sir Edward Chichester, 1st Viscount of Carrickfergus (d 08.07.1648)
  m1. (04.07.1605) Anne Coplestone (d 08.03.1616, dau of John Coplestone of Eggesford)
  m2. Mary Denham (d 02.02.1637, dau of _ Denham of Wortham)
  (((4))) Susanna Chichester
  m. John (not William) Fortescue of Buckland Filleigh
  (((5))) Elizabeth Chichester (bpt 25.05.1545)
  m. Hugh Fortescue of Filleigh
(((6))) Eleanor Chichester
  m. Sir Arthur Bassett of Heanton Court (b 1540, d 1586)
  (((7))) Dorothy Chichester
  m. Sir Hugh Pollard of Nymet
  (((8))) Mary Chichester
  m. Richard Bluett of Holcombe Regis
(((9))) Cecil Chichester
  m1. Thomas Hatch of Aller (b c10.1557, d 27.02.1583-4)
  m2. Lewis Pollard (brother of Sir Hugh)
  (((10))) Bridget Chichester
  m. Sir Edward (sb Edmund) Prideaux of Farway (b 1554, d 23.03.1628)
  (((11))) Grace Chichester
  m1. Robert Dillon of Chimwell
m2. Charles Cutcliffe
  (((12))) Ursula or Urith Chichester
  m. John Trevelyan of Nettlecombe (d 1623)
  (((13)))+ other issue - Charles, Sir John (d 11.1597, Governor of Carrickfergus), (Sir) Thomas of Rathdonnell, Adrian (b c1563, dsp)
  ((b )) Edward Chichester (dsp)
  ((c)) Philip Chichester of Santon Court (d 27.04.1583)
  BP1934 identifiies Philip's wife as Elizabeth, dau of Lewis Incledon, but Vivian identifies her as ...
  m. (02.10.1559) Elizabeth Burgoine (bur 21.05.1586, dau of William Burgoine of North Tawton, widow of Richard Salisbury)
(((1))) Elizabeth Chichester (b 1562-3)
  m. (12.02.1578-9) Sir William Dillon of Hart
  (((2))) Gertrude Chichester (d unm 16.03.1638-9)
  ((iii)) Elizabeth Chichester
  m. Nicholas Pyne of Eastdown
  m2. Joan Brett (dau/sister of Robert Brett or Bright of Whitstaunton, m2. Henry Fortescue)
  ((iv)) Amyas Chichester of Arlington (b 1526-7, d 04.047.1577)
  m. Joan Giffard (d before 16.04.1596, dau of Sir Robert Giffard of Brightley)
  ((v)) John Chichester of Widworthy
  m1/2. Katherine Peard (dau of Thomas Peard of Tavistock)
  m2/1. (Joane) Rowe (dau of John Rowe of Staverton)
  ((vi)) Mary Chichester
  m. John Rowe of Staverton
  ((vii))+ other issue - William of Alverton Gifford, Anne
  ((B)) Philipp(a) Chichester
  m. John Cole
((C)) Elizabeth Chichester possibly duplication below??
  m. John Berry
  ((D))+ other issue - Peter, William (rector of Sherwell & Arlington), Richard (dsp), Elias (dsp), Tristram (dsp), Henry (dsp)
  ((3)) Hugh Chichester of Aveton Gifford (dsp)
  m. Elizabeth Trenchard (dau of John Ttrenchard)
  ((4)) son
  ((5)) Richard Chichester of Hall - #1# alternative just below!
BLG1952 (Chichester of Hall) shows Richard as 5th son of Richard & Margaret Keyes.
  m. (1461) Thomasyne Hall (d 1502, dau of Symon Hall of Hall)
  ((6)) Margaret Chichester
  m. John Hensley
  ((7)) Elizabeth Chichester
  m. John Berry of Ilfracombe
  ((8)) Joan Chichester possibly of this generation
  m. John Bratton (a temp Edward IV who r. 1461-1483)
  m2. (sp) Elizabeth Sapcott (dau of Sir John Sapcott)
  (b) John Chichester
  m. Elizabeth Dymock (dau/coheir of Richard Dymock son of John son of William by Elizabeth, dau of Ralph le Rouse)
  ((1)) Richard Chichester of Hall - #2# alternative just above!
  Vivian & BP1934 show Richard as son of John & Elizabeth Dymock.
  m. (1461) Thomasyne Hall (d 1502, dau of Symon Hall of Hall)
  ii.+ other issue (1299) - Thomas, Peter
  B. Robert de Cicester, Bishop of Cork, Ireland

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Chichester of Raleigh), BP1934 (Chichester)
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