'Entwisle1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Entwisle of Entwisle, Entwisle of Foxholes

VCH (Lancashire, vol 5, Enttwisle) reports "The Entwisle family can thus be traced back to the latter years of the 12th century, but in this case, as in others, no proper account can be given of it, owing to the lack of evidence". Commoners starts with the following Edward who was "head of the family in the early part of the 16th century".
Edward Entwisle of Entwisle Manor (d 08.07.1545)
1. George Entwisle of Entwisle Hall (b c1523, dsp)
  m. Margaret Rigmaden (dau of Thomas Rigmanden, widow of Cuthbert Brockholes of Cloughton)
2. William Entwisle of Entwisle Hall the first mentioned by Fishwick, probably father of Edmund by ...
  m. Alice Bradshaw (dau of _ Bradshaw of Bradshaw, "heiress of her mother")
  A. Edmund Entwisle of Foxholes in Hundersfield, Lancashire (a 1524)
  i. Richard Entwisle of Foxholes (d before 01.09.1574)
Commoners (vol III, Chadwick) shows 2 Grace Chadwicks of consecutive generations as married to a Richard Entwisle of Foxholes, the earlier spouse being identified as son of Edmund of Levengreave (with a marriage date after the death given date given by Fishwick for this Richard), the later being identified as her cousin. Fishwick, supported by Commoners (vol IV, Entwisle), shows only the one wife, an Ashton. Provisionally we show as follows:
  m. Jane Ashton (dau of Arthur Ashton or Asheton of Clegg)
  a. Richard Entwisle of Foxholes this generation given by Fishwick but omitted by Commoners
  m1/2. (22.10.1586) Grace Chadwick (dau of John Chadwick of Heley (Healey) Hall)
  m2/1 Dorothy the only wife mentioned by Fishwick
  (1) Richard Entwisle of Sidall & Foxholes (bpt 26.03.1587, d 1645)
  m. (1617) Grace Chadwick (bpt 1594, dau of Robert Chadwick of Heley Hall)
  (A) John Entwisle of Foxholes (b c1613, a 1665, Recorder of Liverpool
  m. Dorothy Holt (dau of Robert Holt of Castleton & Stubley)
(i) Richard Entwisle of Foxholes (b 1650, d 1725)
  m. (1685) Eleanor Currer (dau of Hugh Currer of Kildwick)
  (a) Robert Entwisle of Foxholes (b 08.11.1692, d unm 1778)
  (b) Edmund Entwisle of Preston (d c1746 in South Carolina)
  m. Mararet Preston of Ellel Grange
  ((1)) Robert Entwisle of Foxholes (b 1735, d unm 1787)
(c) Mary Entwisle (dsp)
  m. Westby Hallowes of Newbold
  (d)+ other issue - Richard, Henry, Dorothy (d unm)
  (ii) Bertie Entwisle of Wigan (Vice Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster)
  m. Clarissa Chorley (dau of John Chorley of Ormskirk)
  (a) John Entwisle of Liverpool (2nd son?)
  ((1))+ sons (d unm)
  (b) Ellen Entwisle (bpt 09/19.09.1685, d c1755)
m. (19.07.1713) John Markland of Wigan (b 07.0666, d 1742)
  ((1)) John Markland of Manchester (b 1716, d 18.01.1799)
  m. Elizabeth Wilson (dau of Robert Wilson of Manchester)
  ((A)) John Markland, later Entwisle of Foxholes, Sheriff of Lancashire (b 21.08.1744, d 16.12.1817)
  The following is supported by BLG1886 ('Entwisle of Foxholes').
  m. (09.10.1782) Ellen Lyle (b 1765, bur 03.05.1813, dau of Hugh Lyle of Coleraine)
  ((i)) John Entwisle of Foxholes, Sheriff of Lancashire (b 16.08.1784, d 05.04.1837, MP) had issue
  m. (14.05.1812) Ellen Smith (dau/coheir of Thomas Smith of Castleton Hall)
((ii)) Hugh Robert Entwisle of Llanblethian, Glamorganshire (d 1867)
  m. (1824) Mary Anne Royds (dau of James Royds of Falinge)
  ((iii)) Bertin Entwisle (b 1790, 5th son) had issue (2 daus)
  ((iv)) Ellen Entwisle
  m. (1804) John Gilbert Royds of Brown Hill
  ((v)) Elizabeth Entwisle
  m. (1805) Robert Peel of Manchester and/or Bath (son of Lawrence of Ardwick)
  ((vi))+ other issue - Robert (b 1788, Lt. Col), Philip Bize (b 1790), Henry (d unm), Margaret, Mary (d unm 1796)
  ((B)) Robert Markland of Manchester (b 1747) had issue
  m. (1776) Elizabeth Hibbert (dau of Robert Hibbert)
  ((C)) Edward Markland, Mayor of Leeds (b 1748) had issue
  m. (1776) Elizabeth Sophia Hardy (dau of Josiah Hardy)
  ((D)) Bertie Markland of Cuerden Hall (b 1750)
  m. Mary Hindle (dau of John Hindle of Blackburn)
((E)) Samuel Markland of Leicester (b 1757, d 1805) had issue
  m. Sarah Linwood
  ((F)) Mary Markland (dsp)
  m. Samuel Harvey
  ((G)) Ellen Markland
  ((H)) Margaret Markland
  m. N. Hyde of Ardwick
  ((2))+ other issue (d unm?) - Ralph (cleric), Bertin, Robert, Edward, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Clara, Lucy
  (c) Elizabeth Entwisle
  m1. Humphrey Booth of Salford
m2. Richard Houghton of Liverpool
  (d)+ other issue (d unm) - William (cleric), Alexander, Thomas (d infant 1695), Mary (d young), Dorothy (d young), Lucy (d young), Mary (d young)
  (iii) Edmund Entwisle (Dean of Chester)
  m1. _ Stratford (dau/coheir of Nicholas Stratford, Bishop of Chester)
  m2. Priscilla Bunbury (dau of Sir Thomas Bunbury, Bart)
  (iv) Dorothy or Elizabeth Entwisle
  m1. William Dod (rector in Malpas, son of Randle of Edge)
  m2. _ Case of Redashes
  (B) Margaret Entwisle
  m. Edward Shacklock of Moston Hall (bur 21.01.1673-4)
  (C) Mary Entwisle
  (2) Elizabeth Entwisle (bpt 23.04.1609)
  b.+ other issue (a 1574) - Joseph, Abel of Middleton (a 1611, had issue), Jane, Mary, Dorothy
  ii. Francis Entwisle (a 1574)

Main source(s): Commoners (vol IV, 'Entwisle of Foxholes', p41+), 'History of Rochdale' (Henry Fishwick, 1889, 'Entwisle of Foxholes', p410+)
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