'Darell01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Darell (Darrell) of Calehill, Darell of Littlecote, Darell of Pageham, Darell of Scotney, Darell of Sesay (Sessay)

According to BP1934, "The family of d'Ayrel or Darel or Dayrell or Darell, is mentioned in the roll of Battle Abbey, and takes its name from a village in Normandy."
William Darell of Sesay or Sessay,Yorkshire (a temp King John who r. 1199-1216)
1. William Darell (a 1270)
  m. Ada Percy
  A. Sir Marmaduke Darell (a 1298)
  m. Helen (dau of William de Insula)
  i. Sir William Darell of Sesay (a 1304)
  m. Joan Holtby (dau of Sir William de Holtby)
  a. Sir Marmaduke Darell (a 1358)
m. Cecilia (a 1355)
  (1) Sir William Darell (a 1350)
  m. Elizabeth (a 1356)
  (A) Sir Marmaduke Darell of Sesay (a 1365)
  m1. Johanna Merington (dsp, dau of William Merington)
  m2. Alice Pigot (a 1371, dau of Ranulph Pigot, sister of Geoffry)
  (i) Sir William Darell of Sesay or Sessay (a 1370)
  m. Emma (a 1387)
  (a) Marmaduke Darell of Sessay
m. Johanna Bigod (dau of Sir John Bigod of Settringham)
  ((1)) Sir Edmund Darell (d 1438)
  m. Isabella Etton (d 05.1448, dau/heir of George Etton, brother of Sir John of Gllinge)
  ((A)) Sir George Darell of Sessay (d 04.1466)
  m. Margaret Plumpton (d 05.1487, dau of Sir William of Plumpton)
  ((i)) Sir George Darell of Sessay (dsp 1491-2)
  m. Catherine Strangways
  ((ii)) Thomas Darell of Sessay (dsp)
  m. Margart
  ((iii)) Marmaduke Darell (dsp)
  ((iv)) Joan Darrell
  m. Sir Guy Daunay of Cowick (d 17.08.1522)
  Sessay passed into the Daunay (Dawnay) family.
((B)) Sir John Darell (d 04.1474)
  m. Johanna
  ((C)) Ralph Darell
  (b) William Darell of Littlecote,Wiltshire (a temp Richard II who r. 1377-1399, sub-treasurer of England)
  m. Elizabeth de Calston (da/heir of Thomas de Calston of Littlecote)
  The following is supported by a note in Commoners (vol III, Dayrell of Lillingston Dayrell).
  ((1)) Sir George Darell of Littlecote
  m1. Margaret Stourton (dau of John Stourton, 1st Lord)
((A)) Elizabeth Darell
  m. John Seymour (b c1450)
  m2. Jane Hawke (Johanna Haut) (dau of Sir William Hawke (Haut) by Margaret, dau of Sir Richard Widvile)
((B)) Sir Edward Darell of Littlecote
  m1. Jane or Alice Croft (dau of Sir Richard Croft)
  ((i)) John Darell (dvp)
  m. Jane Fettyplace (dau of John (?) Fettyplace of Shifford)
  ((a)) William Darell, last of Littlecote (a 1587)
  ((b)) Eleanor Darell
  m. Egremund Ratcliffe
((ii)) Jane Darell
  m. Sir Anthony Hungerford of Down Ampney
  ((iii)) (Elizabeth) Darell
  m. Edward Hungerford
  m2. Mary Radcliffe (dau of Sir John Radcliffe, Lord Fitzwalter)
  m3. Alice (relict of Sir Edward Stanhope)
  ((C)) Mary Darell possibly of this generation, of this marriage
  m. Sir Thomas Long of Wraxall and Draycot (d 1510)
  ((2)) Sir Richard Darell(sub-treasurer of England)
  m. Margaret Beaufort (dau/coheir of Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset)
((A)) Margaret Darell
  m. (by 1483) James Touchet, Lord Audley (b c1463, d 28.06.1497)
  ((3)) Constantine Darell of Collingborne, Wiltshire
  m. Julia Collingborne (dau of Robert Collingborne)
  ((A)) William Darell of Pageham, Sussex
  m. Jane Knotsworth (dau/heir of William Knotsworth of Pageham)
  ((i)) Marmaduke Darell of Pageham (d before 23.07.1558)
  m. Anne Scott (d before 26.10.1573, dau of Richard Scott, niece of Sir Reginald of Scott's Hall)
  ((a)) Mary Darell
  m. Edward Darell of Pageham (d 1573) @@ below
((B)) Anne Darell probably of this generation
  m. John Erneley of Erneley (a 1490)
  ((4)) Florence Darell possibly of this generation (sb a later one?)
  m. Thomas Bruges of Cubberley or Coberley (d 30.01.1492/3)
  (c) John Darell of Calehill, Kent (d 25.10.1438)
  m1. Thomasin Barret (dau of Valentine Barret of Perry Court)
  ((1)) William Darell or Dorrell or Darrell of Calehill or Caleshill (d 03.04.1471)
  m. Anne Guldford (d 05.01.1485, dau of Sir William Guldford or Guylford of Halden & Rolvenden)
  ((A)) Sir John Darell of Calehill (d 1509)
  m. Anne Isaac (dau of James Isaac of Bekesborne)
((i)) James (Jacob) Darell or Darrell of Calehill (d 05.10.1521)
  m. Anne Dyker (d 12.01.1562, dau of Nicholas Dyker of Rotherfield)
  ((a)) George Darell of Calehill (d 02.07.1578)
  m. Mary Whitehead (d 21.06.1585, dau of George Whitehead of Normans Court)
  (((1))) John Darell of Calehill (d 19.01.1618)
  m. Anne Horne (d 04.01.1624, dau of Robert Horne, Bishop of Winchester)
(((2))) Elizabeth Darell
  m. Robert Sidley
  ((b))+ other issue - Nicholas of Lexham, Hugo (had issue), daughter
  ((ii)) John Darell of Wittersham
  ((iii)) Agnes Darell or Darrell (d by 1474)
  Visitation (1619) reports that Agnes died before her husband and reports that he died in 1574. The Jerningham records show that he died in 1474 which would work if he was older than her.
  m. John Jernegan of Little Wirlingham (d 1474)
  ((iv)) Isabel Darell or Darrell reported in Commoners
  m. John Fane of Hilden
  ((B)) Juliana Darrell
  m. John Dering of Surrenden
  m2. Florence Chicheley (d 08.12.1465, dau of William Chicheley, Sheriff of London, niece of Henry, Archbishop of Canterbury)
  ((2)) Robert Darell of Ospring, Kent
  ((3)) Thomas Darell of Scotney, Sussex (b 24.07.1422)
  m. Thomasine Gresley (dau of Sir John Gresley of Staffordshire)
  ((A)) Henry Darell of Scotney (d 1536)
  m. Elizabeth Cheney (dau of John Cheney of Evall)
  ((i)) Thomas Darell of Scotney (d 1558)
  m. Elizabeth Horne (dau of James Horne of Bethersden)
((a)) Thomas or George Darell of Scotney presumably father or grandfather of ...
  (((1))) William Darell of Scotney
  (((A))) ?? Darell of Scotney
  According to BLG1886 (Darell of Calehill), the last of this line died in 1720.
  (((B))) Anne Darell
  m. Thomas Berkeley of Spetchley
  ((b)) Edward Darell of Pageham (d 1573, 3rd son)
Edward was listed 3rd in the Visitation (behind Thomas and George) but was identified in BP1934 as 2nd surviving son.
  m. Mary Darell (dau of Marmaduke Darell of Pageham) @@ above
  (((1))) Sir Thomas Darell of Pageham
  m1. Elizabeth Morley (dau of Robert Morley of Glynde)
  m2. Anne Muschamp (dau of William Muschamp of Unsted and Godalming)
  m3. Bridget Crosby
  (((2))) Sir Marmaduke Darell of Fulmere (d 22.03.1631)
  m. Anne Leonard (dau of John Leonard of Knoll)
  (((3))) George Darell (d 1631, prebendary of Winchester)
  m. Anne Darell (d 1634, dau of John Darell of Calehill)
  (((4))) Elizabeth Darell
  m. George Shakerley
  ((c))+ other issue - Thomas or George, Christopher, Ursula, Frances
  The following comes from Visitation (Buckinghamshire, 1634, Darell of Fulmere).
  ((ii)) Stephen Darell
  ((B)) Agnes Darell
  m. Sir Simon Harcourt
  ((C)) Florence Darell
m1. _ Hopton
  m2. _ Petyt
  m3. John Fallowfield
  Probably of this generation was ...
  ((D)) Rose Darell
  m1. W. Whetenhall of Peckham
  m2. George Roberts
  (d)+ other issue - Henry, Geoffrey, Alice
  partner unknown
  (ii) Thomas Darell
  b. John Darell
  m. Alice
  c. Thomas Darell
  d. William Darell (a 1358)
  m. Johanna de Dalton (sister of Peter de Dalton)
  (1) William Darell of Daltno
  m. Agnes Attenwelle (dau of William Attenwelle of Dalton)
  (2) Elizabeth Darell
  e. Elizabeth Darell (a 1358)
  m. Alexander de Ledis
  (1) Elizabeth de Ledis (heir)
  B. Geoffrey Darell
  C. Beatrix Darell
  m. Sir John Maleverer of Allerton

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Darell formerly of Trewornan), BP1934 (Darell) with input (for Calehill & Scotney) from Visitation (Kent, 1574, Darrell), Visitation (Kent, 1619, Darrell and Dorrell), Visitation (Kent, 1530-1, Darell), Commoners (vol i, Darell of Calehill), Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, section before Dawnay of Sessay)
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