'Elwes1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Elwes of Askham, Elwes of Brigg, Elwes of Egton, Elwes of Roxby, Elwes of Stoke Clare/College, Elwes of Throcking, Elwes of Worlaby

                               
This family's name has been seen spelt in numerous ways, including Elwis, Elvis, Helwish & Helwisse.
Robert Elwes of Askham, Nottinghamshire (d 03/4.1526)
m. Isabel widow of Robert, possibly mother of ...
1. William Elwes
  A. William Elwes of Askham (bur 07.10.1557)
  BEB1841 starts with this William, wrongly suggesting that the Askham he was of was that in Yorkshire rather than Nottinghamshire and identifying his wife as _ Livesey of Lancashire. Visitation also starts with this William, showing him as "of Asham in Com. Nottingham" and his wife as _ Levesey or Leuesley. Maddison also starts with William ("of Askham, Nottinghamshire"), naming his wife Margaret Livesey "of West Markham, co. Notts.". BLG1952 identifies her as ...
  m. Margaret Rosamund Livesey of West (or Little) Markham (Nottinghamshire) (bur 30.12.1556)
BLG1952 shows the children as John (father of Sir Gervase), Edmund, Thomas, Geoffrey, Isabel & Alice. BEB1841 & Commoners show them as Edward, John, Thomas, Geoffrey, Mary & Elizabeth. Maddison shows them as John, Edward, Thomas & Geoffrey. Visitation shows them as Edward, John, Thomas, Gervas + unnamed wife of _ Hamerton.
  i. John Elwes of Saunby (Nottinghamshire) & Worlaby (Lincolnshire) (d 1559 (sb 1581?)) this line followed by Maddison with some support from BLG1952 & Visitation
  m. Mary Blagden (dau of Thomas Blagden of Thames Ditton)
  a. Sir Gervase Elwes (bpt 01.09.1561, d 25.11.1615, Lieutenant of the Tower)
  m. Mary Brooke (dau of Thomas Brooke of Norfolk)
  (1) Sir William Elwes of Worlaby
  m. Martha Tyrwhitt (dau of Sir Edward Tyrwhitt of Stanfield)
  (2) Gervase Elwes of Gainsborough (3rd son?)
  m. Elizabeth Tyrwhitt (dau of Sir Edward Tyrwhitt of Stanfield)
  (A)+ other issue - Gervase, Philip, Edwasrd, Charles, Beaumont, John (bpt 23.07.1634, bur 05.03.1634-5)
  (3) Mary Elwes (bur 07.11.1609)
  m. Robert (probably not Thomas) Yarborough of Northorpe (b c1582, d 11.01.1618-9)
  (4) Jane Elwes (bpt 15.08.1602)
  m. Thomas Skinner (son of Sir Thomas, Mayor of London)
  (5) Anne Elwes
  m. Sir William Parkhurst (Master of the Mint)
  (6)+ other issue - Nathaniell, John, Thomas (dsp), Elizabeth (dsp), Bridget (dsp), Troth (dsp), Frances, Bridget (bpt 13.04.1595), Elizabeth (bur 1608)
  b. Margaret Elwes shown by BLG1952 as 2 generations later, (only) daughter of Gervase of Gainsborough
  m. _ Mohun of Southamptonshire (or Northamptonshire)
  ii. Edmund or Edward Elwes (or Elwis) of Askham, later of Brockston (Broxtoe in Bilborough), Nottinghamshire children named by Visitation
  a.+ issue - Gervase (dvpsp), John, Thomas, Margaret (dsp), Elizaeth, Margaret, Winifrid
  iii. Thomas Elwes or Elwis of Leverton & Applethorpe and/or Hablesthrope children named by Visitation
  a. Thomas Elwis
  m. _ Shepard of Nottinghamshire
b. Bridgett Elwis
  m. Edward Ashton of Nottinghamshire
  c. Barbara Elwis
  m. _ Throgmorton
  iv. Geoffrey Elwes, Sheriff of London (bpt 17.06.1541, bur 14.05.1616) this line followed by Commoners & BLG1952 with some support from Visitation
  m. (19.02.1570) Elizabeth Gabbatt (d 11.11.1625, dau of Robert Gabbatt or Baggott of Acton Burnell, sister/heir of Robert of London)
  a. Edward Elwes of London (bpt 25.05.1575, d by 27.11.1623, 3rd son)
  m. Susan Creswell (dau of Richard Cresswell of Barnehurst)
  (1)+ issue - Henry of Grove House (b 04.1612, d 1678), Geffrey (dsp), Elizabeth
  b. John Elwes of Woodford (bpt 08.11.1578, d before 04.06.1645, 5th son)
  m. Elizabeth Hobbs (dau of Roger Hobbs (or Hebbs) of Weybridge)
  (1)+ issue - Gervase (dsp 1667, of Lincoln's Inn), Thomas, John
c. Henry Elwes
  m. Elizabeth Gore (dau of Sir William Gore, alderman of London)
  (1) Sir John Elwes of Barton Court (d before 26.02.1680)
  m1. Constance Darell (dau of John Darell of Barton Court)
  (A) Elizabeth Elwes
  m2. Susan _
(2) Elizabeth Elwes (d 1652) probably of this generation
  m. Sir Charles Lee of Edmonton & Billesley (b c1622, a 1682)
  d. Sir Gervase Elwes of Woodford (bpt 29.04.1581, d 04.1653)
  BEB1841 & Commoners show this Gervase as the Gervase shown above as son of John Elwes & Elizabeth Hobbs. There are some other differences over these and surrounding generations. We follow BLG1952.
  m. Frances Lee (dau of Sir Robert Lee of Billeslee (Billesley), m2. Sir Richard Everard)
  (1) Sir Gervase Elwes, 1st Bart of Stoke Clare (bpt 21.08.1628, d 05.1706, 2nd son)
  m. Amy Trigge (dau of William Trigge of Highworth)
  (A) Gervase Elwes (dvp, MP, 2nd son)
  m. Isabella Hervey (d 1697, dau of Sir Thomas Hervey)
  (i) Sir Hervey 'the miser' Elwes, 2nd Bart of Stoke Clare (bpt 07.1683, d unm 18.09.1763)
  (ii) Amy Elwes
  Commoners & BEB1841 identify Amy's wife as Robert Meggot, grandson of Sir George (MP). BLG1952 names him ...
  m. George Meggott of Marcham (d 1718)
  (a) John Meggott of Marcham, later Elwes of Stoke (b 1714, d unm 26.11.1789)
  (b) Ann Meggott
  m. John Timms
  ((1)) Richard Timms (Lt. Colonel)
  m. Mary Hughes (dau of Thomas Hughes of Eltham)
  ((A)) John Timms, later Elwes of Stoke (d 29.02.1824, General)
  The following comes from BLG1886 (Elwes of Stoke College).
  m1. Frances Payne
  ((i)) John Payne Elwes of Stoke College (b 13.05.1798) had issue
  m. (17.07.1824) Charlotte Elton (b c1803, d 10.03.1879, dau of Issac Elton of Stapleton House)
  ((ii)) Frederick Elwes (rector of Wixoe and Guestingthorpe) had issue
  ((iii)) daughter
  m. _ Morrice (rector of Hoddesden)
  ((iv)) Mary Elwes
  m. Rev. W. Cox
  ((v)) Emily Elwes
  m. William Hughes
  The following comes from a site visitor (EE, 14.12.05).
  m2. Sarah Sadler (b 1789, d 1874)
  ((vi)) Timms Harvey Elwes of Ipswich (d 1865) had issue
  m. Louisa Weston (b 1813, d 1891)
  (iii)+ other issue - John (b 1685, d 15.09.1750), Isabella (d 1714)
(B) William Elwes (captain, 4th son)
  m. Elizabeth Weekes (dau of Oliver Weekes by Philippa Raleigh)
  (i) Sir William Elwes, 3rd Bart of Stoke Clare (dspl bur 26.11.1778, 4th son)
  partner(s) unknown
  (a)+ issue - Henry, William, Thomas
  (ii) Sir Henry Elwes, 4th Bart of Stoke Clare (dsp bur 19.01.1787)
  (iii)+ other issue (dsp) - John, Gervase (b 1699), Thomas (b 1700)
  (C) Richard Elwes
  m. Merelina D'Ewes (dau of Sir Symond D'Ewes, 3rd Bart)
  (D) Frances Elwes
m. Ralph Bromsell of Bedford
  (E) Amy Elwes
  m. Sir John Robinson of Dinston
  (F)+ other issue - Trigge (d infant), Charles (b 1667, d 1669), John (d by 1772), Rebecca (b 1660, d 1662), Eliza (b 1663), Anne (b 1665, d 1713)
  (2) Susan Elwes probably of this generation
  m. Henry Lee of Woodford
  (3)+ other issue - Robert (d unm), Jeremy of London (m. _ Lee of London), Sir John of Grove House (m. Elizabeth, dau of Walter Ralegh of East Horsley)
These are the other children mentioned by Commoners who also shows Mary (m. Thomas Plomer) who is shown by BLG1952 a generation earlier (below).
  e. Jeremy Elwes of Roxby, Lincolnshire (bpt 15.11.1584, d before 31.01.1653-4)
  m. Mary Morley (b c1604, d 04.12.1667, dau of James Morley)
  (1) Jeremy Elwes of Roxby, Brigg & Throcking (d 1678)
  m. Frances Raworth (d 1678, dau of Robert Raworth of Gray's Inn)
  (A) Jeremy Elwes of Roxby, Brigg & Throcking (d 1683)
  (B) Robert Elwes of Roxby, Brigg & Throcking (b 1663, d 10.06.1731)
  m. Elizabeth Freeman (d 22.01.1740-1, dau of Ralph Freeman or Freman of Aspeden by Elizabeth Aubrey)
(i) Robert Elwes of Roxby, Brigg, Throcking & Egton (b 1690, d 17.10.1752)
  m. (1717) Martha Cary (d 25.03.1768, dau/heir of Richard Cary of Bedford Row)
  (a) Cary Elwes of Roxby, Brigg, Throcking & Egton (b 30.01.1718)
  m1. (09.1742) Hester Ewer (d 14.01.1770, dau of Henry Ewer of Bushy Hall)
  ((1)) Cary Elwes (b 20.03.1744-5, d unm 1781)
  m2. Elizabeth Holgate (d 1820, dau of Edward Holgate of Roxby)
  ((2)) Robert Cary Elwes of Roxby, Brigg, Throcking & Egton (b 28.07.1772, d 01.1852) had issue
m1. (12.10.1797) Caroline Pelham (d 07.1812, dau of Charles Pelham, 1st Lord Yarborough)
  m2. (22.12.1814) Jane Marianne Sykes (d 1877, dau of Rev. Richard Sykes)
  ((3)) Elizabeth Elwes (d 28.01.1813) shown by Commoners as of 1st marriage, by BLG1952 as of this marriage
  m. Rev. Robert Cary Barnard of Withersfield
  (ii) Sir Geoffrey Elwes of Cheshunt (bpt 16.01.1695-6, d 1776) shown by Commoners as dsp
  m(1). Hannah Webbe (d 1752)
  (a)+ issue - Jeffary (d 1781, rector of Great Amwell), Charles (vicar of Bitton), Elizabeth (d 1802)
  (C) Mary Elwes
  m. Richard Nelson
(D) Frances Elwes
  m. Richard Page (son of Sir Richard (or Thomas) the Provost of Cambridge)
  (2) Mary Elwes (b 1639-40, d 28.07.1712)
  m. William Hale of Kingswalden
  (3) Frances Elwes
  m. Abraham Nelson
  (4)+ 3 sons including James
  f. Mary Elwes
  m. Thomas Plomer
  g. Elizabeth Elwes
  m. William Borough of Borough
  h.+ other issue - William (d infant), Thomas (bpt 06.09.1572, d infant), Silvius/Silvester (bpt 26.09.1576, d 1638, Rev.), daughter (d infant)
  v. Isabel Elwes
  m. _ Hammerton of Sawcliffe & Walcot
  vi. Alice Elwes
  m. (10.11.1572) Christopher Cowper
  B. John Elwes of Carberton, Nottinghamshire

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Elwes of Roxby), Commoners (vol 2, Elwes of Great Billin, p463+) with some support from BEB1841 (Elwes of Stoke), Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1569+1614, Elwes), Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigrees (1903, 'Elwes of Worlaby')
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