'Grantham1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Grantham of Black Monks, Grantham of Goltho, Grantham of Lincoln, Grantham of Meaux, Grantham of St. Catherine's

We first prepared this page using Maddison who shows a section with 3 generations before starting the main pedigree with Edward, Mayor of Lincoln in 1492 & 1505. The implication was that those earlier generations were connected to the main pedigree but that Maddison did not know exactly how. We reviewed the page on 18.03.21 using MGH which provides earlier generations for that Edward but with no mention of the early generations given by Maddison. We are suspicious of the early generations provided by MGH but do not want to lose sight of them. Accordingly, we show them in the following section but give precedence to Maddison's work in the lower section.
Alexander Grantham (a 1135)
1. Thomas Grantham (a 1165)
  m. _ Harington (dau of John Harington of Panton)
  A. William Grantham
  m. Mary West (dau of John West)
  i. Thomas Grantham (a 1215)
  m. _ Wimbushe (dau of John Wimbushe of Nocton)
  a. Thomas Grantham (a 1243)
  m. Ann Knosworth (dau of Thomas Knosworth of Metheringham)
  (1) Edmond Grantham
  m. _ Wortisley (dau of Hugh Wortisley, alderman of London)
  (A) Sir John Grantham, Lord Mayor of London (a 1328)
  m. Mary Leigh (dau of Sir John Leigh of Adlington)
  (i) John Grantham (a 1345)
  m. Ann Southward (dau of John Southward)
  (a) William Grantham (a 1362)
  m. _ Longuile (dau of Richard Longuile of Kirton)
  ((1)) William Grantham (a 1384)
  m. _ Tuke
  ((A)) John Graham (a 1415)
  m. Diones Bussam (dau of Sir John Bussam of Baraby)
  ((i)) Christopher Grantham (a 1447)
  m. _ Gage (heir)
  ((a)) Edmond Graham (a 1507)
  m. _ Greene (dau of _ Greene of Greenes Nortoin)
  (((1))) Vincent Graham (a 1533)
  m. Alice St. Paule (dau of John St. Paule of Lincolnshire)
  MGH shows Vincent & Alice St. Paul (rather than Edward & Elizabeth St. Paul) as parents of the Vincent who m1. dau of Sutton of Washingborough, m2. _ Girlington, m3. Bridget, dau of Sir John Hansard.
  ((ii))+ other issue - Thomas, John
  ((B))+ other issue - Anthony, Giles, Christian
  ((2))+ other issue - Robert (m. ??), Thomas (m. ??)
  (b) Ann Grantham
  m. Thomas Beaumont of Whitley
  (c) Margaret Grantham
  m. Richard Shelley
  (2)+ other issue - James, Richard, others (dsp - John, Christopher, Thomas, Robert)
  b. daughter
  m. Sir Gilbert Hansard
  ii.+ other issue - William, John, Hugh
  B.+ other issue - Robert (m. ??), John (m. ??)



John Grantham
m. Beatrice (d before 1452, m2. Thomas Jerynger)
1. Seman (Simon?) Grantham, Sheriff then Mayor of Lincoln (a 02.1452-3)
  m1. Isabella
  A.+ issue - Thomas (a 1483, Mayor of Lincoln), Seman (a 1452), Edward (a 1478), John of Lincoln (d 1476)
The above are the early generations shown by Maddison but not connected to the following Edward. It is therefore not known if any of the above was ancestor of ...
  i. Edward Grantham, Mayor of Lincoln (a 1492, 1511)
  m. Elizabeth St. Paul (dau of John St, Paul of Snarford)
  a. Vincent Grantham 'of Dunholme' of St. Katherine's, Mayor of Lincoln (bur 04.11.1550)
  m1. Alice Sutton (a 1525, dau of Hamon Sutton of Lincoln & Burton)
  (1) Thomas Grantham of Goltho & St. Katherine's, Mayor of Lincoln (d 15.10.1558)
  m. Mary Dunham (a 10.1550, dau/(co)heir of John Dunham of Kirklington)
(A) Vincent Grantham of Goltho & St. Katherine's (d 09.11.1581)
  m. (20.10.1569) Elizabeth or Eleanor Ayscough (dau of Sir Francis of South Kelsey, m2. George Hatcliffe)
  (i) Sir Thomas Grantham of Goltho, St. Katherine's & Black Monks, Sheriff of Lincolnshire (b 07.1574, d 30.07.1630)
  m1. Frances Puckering (d 26.01.1618-9, dau of Lord Keeper Sir John Puckering)
(a) Thomas Grantham of Goltho, Sheriff of Lincolnshire (bpt 05.11.1612, d 22.11.1657, 2nd son)
  m. Dorothy Alford (d 08.1673, dau of Sir William Alford of Bilton & Meaux Abbey)
  ((1)) Thomas Grantham of Goltho & Meaux (d 01.04.1668)
  m. (12.01.1657-8) Frances Wentworth (d 12.03.1692-3, dau/coheir of Sir George Wentworth of Wolley)
  ((A)) Vincent Grantham (d young)
((B)) Dorothea Grantham, heiress of Meaux (b 15.02.1658-9)
  m. James Holte of Castleton
  ((C)) Elizabeth Grantham, heiress of Sandon (bpt 04.01.1664-5, d 22.03.1740-1)
  m. Sir Geoffry Palmer of Carleton, Bart (dsp 1732)
  ((2)) Vincent Grantham of Goltho (a 1692, 3rd son?)
  m. (before 1676) Margaret Fanshawe (b 08.10.1663, a 05.1705, dau of Sir Richard Fanshawe)
((A)) Robert Grantham of Goltho (a 1719, 2nd son?)
  ((B))+ other issue - James (bpt 03.02.1679-80), Vincent (b 1693, d 10.12.1758)
  ((3)) Francis Grantham of Wragby & Lincoln (a 1699)
  m. (by 1781) Anne Lodington (a 1726, dau/coheir of John L:odington of Fulnetby, widow of Robert Cracroft of Whisby & Hackthorn)
  ((4)) Dorothy Grantham (bur 11.1667)
  m. Henry Hildyard of Kelstern
  ((5)) Elizabeth Grantham (bpt 04.01.1654-5) shown by MGH as married to ...
  m. Nicholas Tyrwhitt (son of Sir Phillip of Stainfield)
((6))+ other issue - Lancelot, Hugh, John (b c1651, d 07.03.1667-8), Frances (b 07.09.1650)
  (b) Francis Grantham of the Black Monks (near Lincoln) ( bur 12.08.1657, 4th son)
  m. Jane Hutchinson (dau of Thomas Hutchinson of Owthorpe, m2. ?? Poulton)
  ((1)) Elizabeth Grantham (b 1657, d 05.10.1692)
  m. Charles Mainwaring of Martinsand
((2))+ other issue - Thomas (bur 04.05.1655), Arabella (bur 2.04.1656)
  (c)+ other issue - Vincent, Robert, Elizabeth, Jane (bpt 05.06.1611), Mary (d 1682)
  m2. Lucy Boughton of Lawford (a 10.1628, widow of Henry Sacheerell of Radcliffe-on-Soar)
  (h) Anne Grantham
  m. Edward Marow of Berkswell
  (ii)+ other issue - Robert (bpt 01.11.1576, bur 21.04.1578), Francis (bpt/bur 30.01.1578-9), Vincent, Edward
  (B) Hesther Grantham (bur 01.10.1590)
  m. (27.09.1563) Edward Ayscough (son of Sir Francis of South Kelsey)
  (C)+ other issue - Thomas (bur 27.08.1551), Francis (bur 24.03.1552-3)
(2) Margaret Grantham
  m1. John Fulnetby of Fulnetby (d 1544)
  m2. Edmund Yarborough of Lincoln (d 20.02.1590-1)
  (3) Dorothy Grantham
  m. Richard Welby of Halstead
(4) daughter
  m. John Browne of Lynn
  m2. _ Girlington of Hatfield
  (5) Vincent Grantham (a 10.1550)
  m. Margaret Tourney
  (A)+ issue - Vincent, Thomas, Prudence
  m3. Bridget Hansard (bur 20.12.1552, dau of Sir William Hansard of South Kelsey, m(3). Thomas Taylor)
  (6) Thomas Grantham of Langton-by-Wragby (d 20.02.1591-2)
  m. _ Dighton
  (A)+ issue - John, Edward, Thomas, William, Thomas (bur 12.11.158), Katherine, Anne
  (7) Francis Grantham (b after 10.1532, d before 07.06.1616) had issue
  (8) Katherine Grantham (b c1542, d 10.03.1615-6)
  m1. Robert Sanderson of Saxby
  m2. William Rokeby of Skiers
(9) Faith Grantham
  m. (27.10.1550) Sir Thomas St. Paul of Snarford
  b. Hugh Grantham of Dunholme (a 06.1535)
  m. Joane Cowper
  (1) Robert Grantham of the Black Monks & Dunholme (b 17.08.1541, bur 19.01.1617-8)
  (2) Katherine Grantham
  m. Francis Cracroft of Winthorpe
  (3) Mary Grantham
  m1. Thomas Howe
  m2. Thomas Appleby of Lincoln
  (4) Bridget Grantham
  m1. _ Naylor of Torrington
  m2. Mathew Amcotts of Wickenby
  c. Isabell Grantham (a 03.08.1535)
  m. John Gedney of Bag Enderby (d before 03.08.1535)
  m2. Margaret (a 02.1452)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (added 18.03.21) : MGH (NS2, vol 1 (1886), 'The Genealogie of the severall Branches of the Auntientt name and Family of Grantham of Goltho in the Counti of Lincolne', p204+)
(2) For lower section : Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigrees (1903-6, 'Grantham of St. Katharine's, Lincoln, and Goltho')
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