'Colley2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Colley of Dodford, Colley (Colly) of Glaston (Glaiston), Colly (Colley) of Lubenham

Visitation spells the family name as "Colly" throughout. We use mainly "Colley" as that appears to be more common.
John Colly or Colley of Lubenham, Leicestershire
m. _ Harington (sister of Sir John Harington)
1. John Colly or Colley of Lubenham
  A. William Colley or Colly of Glaston, Rutland
  m. Anne
  i. John Colley of Glaston
  m. Isabell Palmer (dau of William Palmer of Carlton)
  a. Anthony Colley of Glaston
  m1. Catherine Skeffington (dau of Sir William Skeffington of Skeffington)
  (1) Margery Colley
m. John Flower of Whitwell
  (2) Dorothy Colley
  m. John Darknall
  (3) Mary Colley
  m2. Julian Richardson (dau of Cuthbert Richardson of Yorkshire)
  (4) Anthony Colley of Glaston
m. Elizabeth Keble (dau/heir of Henry Keble of Humberstone)
  (A) Anthony Colley of Glaston (a 1618)
  m. Anne Turpin (dau of William Turpin of Knaptofte)
  (i) William Colle of Gloucester (b c1616, a 1618)
We assume that this was the William Colley, son/heir of Sir Anthony of Glaiston, who is shown by 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton' (George Baker, vol 1, 1830, 'Keynes, Ayote, Purefoy, Cressy, Aylesbury, Stafford, Wyrley, Benson, &c.', p356) to have had the following family.
  m. (1640) Jane Wyrley (dau/coheir of John Wyrley of Dodford)
  (a) John Colley of Dodford (b c1637, dsp 28.11.1667)
  (b) Edward Colley of Dodford (b c1641, dsp 08.11.1675)
  m. Anne Adams (d 09.12.1709, dau of John Adams of Charwelton, m2. Thomas Wodhull of Mollington)
  (c) Jane Colley (d by 1701)
  m. (1677) Caius Gabriel Cibber of London, orginally of Holtsetn (d by 1701, sculptor)
  ((1)) Colley Cibber of St. Martin's in the Field, Middlesex (b 06.11.1671, d 12.1757, Poet Laureate)
  ((A)) Theophilus Cibber (b 1703, d 1757, actor)
  m1. ??
  m2. (04.1734) Susanna Maria Arne (d 30.01.1766, dau of Thoams Arne ("the musician"))
  ((2)) Lewis Cibber a 1708, (minister)
  ((3)) Veronica Cibber (a 1701)
  m. Theophilus Parsons of St. Martin's in the Field (a 1701)
  (ii)+ other issue - Anne, Elizabeth, Jane, Frances
  (B) Elizabeth Colley
  m. Richard King of Ashley
  (C) Jane Colley
  (D) Anne Colley
  m. John King of Somonby
(5) John Colley of Glaston (dsp)
  m. Bridget Bevercotts (dau of Cuthbert Bevercotts (or Beuercotts of Bevercotts)
  (6) Anne Colley
  m. John Withers of London
  (7) Mary Colley
  m. Edward Forrest of Middleham Park
  (8) daughter
  m. Anthony Andrewes of Pisbrooke
  (9) daughter
  m. Miles Forest of Peterborough
  ii. daughter possibly of this generation
  m. John Pickering of Gretton

Main source(s): Visitation (Rutland, 1618, 'Colly') with input as repored above
Back to top of page