'Clench1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Clench of Burgh, Clench of Holbrook

John Clench of Leeds, Yorkshire mentioned by Wikipedia ("John Clench")
1. John Clench of Wethersfield, Essex the first mentioned by Visitation (1612)
  m. Jane Amis (dau of John Amis (Amias) of Essex)
A. John Clench(e) of Creeting All Saints, later of Holbrook, Suffolk (d 19.08.1607, recorder of Ipswich, serjeant-at-law, judge, baron of the exchequer)
  m. Catherine Almot (dau/coheir of Thomas Almot of Creeting All Saints by dau/heir of _ Cretinge of Cretinge)
  i. Thomas Clench of Holbrook, Sheriff of Suffolk (b c1557, bur 10.11.1624, MP)
  m1. Margery Barker (d 02.07.1597, dau of John Barker of Ipswich)
  a. John Clench of Stanton, Suffolk
  m. Mary Mott (dau of John Mott of Braintree, heir of Sir Robert Gardener)
  (1) issue - Robert (Captain, b after 1612?), daughter (a 1612)
  b. Katherin Clench
  m. Henry Byng of Grandchester
  c.+ other issue - Thomas (d young), Edward, Thomasin
  m2. (06.07.1601, sp) Elizabeth Risby (dau/coheir of Thomas Risby or Revesby of Lavenham, widow of Henry Wingfield of Crowfield)
  Visitation identifies Thomas's 3rd wife as Ann, dau of William Birde of London, relict of Sir Anthony Wingfield of Howdgeden. HoP ("Thomas Clench") identifies her as ...
m3. (c1609, sp?) Ann Bird (d 02.08.1626, dau of John Burd of Denston (customer of London), widow of Sir Anthony Wingfield of Goodwins Hoo) ## see here ##
  ii. John Clench of Bealings, Suffolk
  The following is supported by Visitation (Suffolk, 1664-8, 'Clenche of Ipswich).
  m. Joanne Holmes (dau/heir of Robert Holmes of Wiverston, relict of John Prettyman of Bacton)
  a. George Clenche (a 1612) probably the George of Little Bealings who married ....
  m. Margaret Godfrey (dau/heir of Daniel Godfrey of Great Bealings, m2. Thomas Smith of Bacton) ## see here ##
  a. Edmund Clenche of Ipswich (a 1612, 1664, 4th son)
  m1. Dorcas Sparrow (dau of Robert Sparrow of Ipswich)
  (1) Edmund Clenche
  m. Elizabeth Pooly of London
  (2)+ other issue (a 1612) - William, Phillip, Andrew, Samuell
  m2. Mary Hovell (dau of Oliver Hovell of Bury St. Edmunds)
  (6)+ 2 others (a 1664)
b.+ other issue (a 1612) - John, Almote
  iii. John Clench of Thiseldon Hall in Burgh, Suffolk (5th son, 2nd of the name)
  The following is supported by Visitation (Suffolk, 1664-8, 'Clenche of Burgh').
  m. Mary Herbert (dau/coheir of William Herbert of Osley (Hollesley))
  a. Daniel Clench 'of Burgh' (b c1609, a 1664, 2nd son)
  m. Bridgett Gooding (dau of John Gooding of Hasketon)
  (1) Mary Clench
  m. (by 1664) Jo. Basse
  (2)+ other issue (a 1612) - John (b c1644), Danell, Thomas, Oliver, Bridgett, Katherine
  b.+ other issue (a 1612) - John (b c1607), Katherine (b c1611)
  iv. Margery Clench
  m. Edmond Dameron of Henley
  v. Joanne Clench
  m1. John Waler (Walker) of Brunden
  m2. Walter Merser of Oxfordshire
  vi. Lore Clench
  m. Thomas Bacon of Bamford
  vii. Katherin Clench
  m. John Truelove of Harkstead
  viii. Ann Clench
  m. John Geffrey of Chevington
  ix. Thomasin Clench
  m. Thomas Randolph of Kent
  x. Elizabeth Clench
  m. Thomas Hull of Clopton
  xi.+ other issue - Thomas (2nd of the name), Robert, Presila (d unm)
  B. Richard Clench(e) of Sudbury

Main source(s): Visitation (Walter Metcalfe (1882), Suffolk, 1612, 'Clenche of Thiseldon Hall in Burgh', 'Clenche of Stanton' & ''Clenche of Bealings') with input/support as reported above
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