'Damer1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Damory of Bucknell, Damer of Came, Damer of Chapel, Damer of Came, Damer of Dorchester, Damer of Milton Abbey

                               
BE1883 (Damer of Milton & Dorchester) reports "This family was long seated in the counties of Somerset and Dorset, and claimed descent from William D'Amory, who came into England with the Conqueror."
Robert d'Amaury
1. Robert d'Amaury (d 1236)
  m. Joan
  A. Roger d'Amaury (a 05.1281)
  i. Sir Robert Damory of Bucknell, etc. (d after 12.07.1285)
  BE1883 (Amorie) differs in various respects from TCP. BE1883 reports that the father of Lord Roger Damory (who married Elizabeth de Clare) was Gilbert, son of Gilbert. BE1883 also reports that Roger had two brothers: Richard (possibly ancestor of the family of Damer, Earl of Dorchester - see below) and Nicholas, father of Richard, 1st Lord. TCP comments on how Dugdale, who was probably the source used by BE1883, made a mistake in identifying Richard's father as Nicholas and notes that various others later copied that mistake. We follow TCP.
a. Sir Richard Damory of Bucknell, Sheriff of Oxfordshire & Berkshire, 1st Lord (d 21.08.1330)
  m. Margaret (d 28.03.1354)
  (1) Sir Richard Damory of Bucknell, 2nd Lord (dsp 29.03.1375)
  (2) Elizabeth Damory
  m. Sir John Chandos
  (3) Eleanor Damory
  m. Roger Colyng
  (4) Margaret Damory
  m. ??
  (A) Isabel
  m. Sir John Annesley
  b. Sir Roger Damory of Bletchingdon (Oxfordshire), Lord (d 13.4..03.1321/2)
  m. (before 03.05.1317) Elizabeth de Clare (b 16.09.1294/5, d 04.11.1360, dau of Gilbert, Earl of Gloucester & Hertford (by Joan of Acre, dau of King Edward I), widow of John de Burgh then Theobald de Verdun)
  (1) Elizabeth Damory (b before 23.05.1318, d before 07.1363)
  m. (before 25.12.1327) John Bardolf, 3rd Lord of Wirmegay (b 13.01.1313/4, d 29.07.1363)
  BE1883 (Damer of Milton & Dorchester) starts with the undermentioned Joseph who m. Jane St. Lo. It appears to be accepted that the Damers of Dorchester, etc., were connected to the above Lords Damaury but it seems not to be known exactly how. We provisionally discount the possible connection suggested by BE1883 (Amaurie) (see above) because of the error regarding Nicholas. Hutchins's 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Devon' starts with the undermentioned Sir Richard (d 1376), showing him alongside (but not connected to) the Nicholas who is shown as father of Baron Richard (Roger not being shown). The line from that Sir Richard is also supported by Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Amory of Chapell', p15). We speculate in showing the connection as follows.
  ii. ?? Damory
  a. Sir Richard Damory (d 1376)
  (1) Robert Damory
  (A) Roger Damory
(i) Robert Damory in Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire possibly father of ...
  (a) John Damory (of South Moulton, Devon)
  m. _ Eyre mentioned by Hutchins
  ((1)) George Damory of Bishop's Nympton (d before 06.11.1598, cleric?)
  m. Margery Eyre (dau of John Eyre of Atherington) mentioned by Vivian
Hutchins identifies the children of George as John, William & Anthony and follows the line of Anthony. Vivian provides the other names & details and follows the line of John.
  ((A)) John Damory or Damerie of Chapell in Bishop's Nympton
  m. Emmot Thomas (dau/heir of John Thomas of Bishops Nympton)
  ((B)) William Damorie had issue
  m. _ (dau of _ Ridge alias Leigh)
  ((C)) Anthony Damory (d 20.07.1620, parson of Ashold)
  ((i)) Joseph Damory or Damer of Chapel, Devon - continued below
  m. (1570) Jane St. Lo (dau of William St. Lo of Dorset)
  ((D)) Alice Damorie
  m. _ Sanders
  ((E)) Agnes Damorie
  m. _ Morse
  ((2)) Robert Damory
  m. Prudence (bur 12.04.1593, relict of Sir John Pollard of Combmartin)
  ((3)) Anthony Damory (d before 22.06.1561) had issue
  m. Frances (a 1561, m2. Richard Budd)

 

 

Joseph Damory or Damer Damer of Chapel, Devon - continued above
m. (1570) Jane St. Lo (dau of William St. Lo of Dorset)
1. Robert Damer of Chapel (b 1571)
  m. (1600) Mary Colmer (dau of Edward Colmer)
  A. John Damer of Godmanston (b 1602)
  m. (1628) Elizabeth Maber (dau of Rev. William Maber)
i. George Damer (b 1644, d 1730, 6th son)
  m. Sarah Fowler (dau of Richard Fowler)
  a. John Damer of Shronehill, Tipperary (b 1674, dsp 13.08.1768)
  m. (1724) Margaret Roe (dau of Andrew Roe of Roesborough)
b. Joseph Damer of Came, Dorset (b 1676, d 01.03.1736-7)
  m. (06.12.1714) Mary Churchill (dau of John Churchill of Henbury)
  (1) Joseph Damer, Lord Milton of Milton Abbey, 1st Earl of Dorchester (b 12.03.1717/8, d 12.01.1798)
  m. (27.07.1742) Caroline Sackville (b 06.03.1718, d 24.03.1775, dau of Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset)
  (A) John Damer (b 25.06.1744, dvpsp 15.08.1776)
m. (14.06.1767) Anne Seymour-Conway (b 08.11.1748, dsp 28.05.1828, dau of Henry Seymour-Conway)
  (B) George Damer, 2nd Earl of Dorchester (b 28.03.1746, d unm 07.03.1808)
  (C) Lionel Damer (b 16.09.1748, dsp 28.05.1807)
  m. (16.04.1778) Williamsa Janssen (dau of William Janssen, son of Sir Stephen, niece of Sir Stephen Theodore Janssen, Bart)
  (D) Caroline Damer of Milton Abbey (b 04.05/23.04.1752, d unm 1828-9)
  (2) John Damer of Came (b 27.10.1720, d 26.12.1783, MP)
  m. Martha Rush (dau of Samuel Rush of Benhall)
  (3) George Damer (b 28.08.1727, d unm 14.03.1752, MP)
  (4) Mary Damer (b 01.09.1715, d 02.06.1769)
  m. (08.12.1737) William Henry Dawson, 1st Viscount Carlow (d 22.08.1779)
  (5) Martha Damer (b 23.04.1719)
  m1. (21.06.1741) Sir Edward Crofton, Bart of the Moat (b 12.04.1713, dsp 26.03.1745)
  m2. Ezekiel Nesbitt
  c. Elizabeth Damer (b 1684)
  m. (1717) Edward Clavell of Smedmore
  ii. Elizabeth Damer
  m. John Trevelian of Mildenay
  iii.+ other issue - Joseph of Came (b 1627-8/30, d unm 06.07.1720, to Ireland), Edward (b 1633, rector of Wyke Regis), Jonathan (b 1635, dsp), Benjamin (b 1637, dsp), Nathaniel (b 1638, dsp)
  B. Elizabeth Damer (b 1615)
2. Ambrose Damer (b 1572)

Main source(s):
(1) For line of the Lords Damory in the upper section (originally uploaded on/after 05.10.03 within DZmisc02, moved to this page on 30.12.08) : TCP (Damory or Dammory - 2 articles) with input from BE1883 (Amorie)
(2) For line from Sir Richard Damory (d 1376) in the upper section (uploaded 30.12.08) : the pedigree (kindly provided by a site visitor (CV, 28.11.08)) of 'Damer, Earl of Dorchester' within 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Devon' by John Hutchins
(3) For lower section (uploaded 05.08.04) : BP1934 (Portarlington), BE1883 (Damer of Milton & Dorchester) with support from the above-mentioned "History of Antiquities"
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