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Families covered: Heale (Hele) of Gnaton, Heale of Holberton, Hele of Holwell, Heale of Leweston (Luxton), Hele of Wembury

Nicholas Hele of South Hele
m1. Dyonisia Woodley (dau of Walter Woodley of Tidbourne St. Mary, Devon)
1. William Heale of Bridge Revell (Bridgwell) (a 1606, dsp)
2. John Heale of Leweston (Holberton or Hobbton) (d 28.03.1571)
  m. Elizabeth Pollexfen (a 1571, dau of Thomas Pollexfen of Ketley)
  A. Walter Hele or Heale of Luxton ('Lewston') & Gnaton in Holberton (b 1551-2, d 20.05.1609)
  m. Elizabeth Strode (dau of William Strode of Newnham Park)
i. Sampson Hele or Heale of Gnaton (in Newton Ferrers), Sheriff of Devon (b 1584-5, d before 04.12.1655)
  m. Joan Glanvile (a 1653, dau of John Glanville of Killworthy, justice)
  a. Mathew Hele of Holwell, Sheriff of Devon (b 1616, a 1660)
  BEB1841 suggests that Mathew dsp 1674 and was succeeded by his uncle Sampson. Vivian (Devon, p462) suggests that he had the following family.
  m1. (11.10.1641) Joan Rolle (dau of Sir Samuel Rolle)
  (1) Walter Hele
  m. (07.05.1667) Amy Parker (dau of Edmund Parker)
  (A) Matthew Hele of Newton Ferrers had issue
  m. (22.01.1710-1) Hannah Edgcumbe of Ermington
  m2. _ Bourchier ## see here ##
(2) Mathew Hele or Heale of Holwell (dsp 1674)
  b. Sampson Hele of Holwell, Sheriff of Devon (b 1621, a 1691, 3rd son)
  Of Sampson, Vivian (Devon, p462) mentions only that he was "living 1653". BEB1841 (p252, in a note) reports that he was father of the following Sampson.
(1) Sampson Hele (dvp 1685)
  m. Dorothy Drake (dau of Sir Francis Drake, Bart of Buckland)
  (A) Roger Hele of Holwell ('of Graton & Halwell')
  m. Juliana Prestwood (dau of George (not Thomas) Prestwood of Boterford (Butterford), m2. Sir Thomas Putt, Bart)
  (i) Juliana Hele (b c1705, d 20.11.1794)
  m1. (09.04.1725, sp) Peregrine Hyde Osborne, 3rd Duke of Leeds (b 11.11.1691, d 09.05.1731)
  m2. (07.10.1732) Charles Colyear, 2nd Earl of Portmore (b 27.08.1700, d 05.07.1785)
(ii) Charity Hele
  m. George Treby of Plympton (son of Sir George, Lord Chief Justice)
  (2) Susan Hele
  ## Commoners (vol 3, 'Rhodes of Bellair and Shapwick', p568 in a note) suggests that the Susan who m. Thomas Isaacke of Polshoe was of this generation. We show her below, 2 generations earlier.
  c. Elizabeth Hele (b c1614, d before 1653) probably the Elizabeth who married ...
  m. Henry Walter (b c1614, dsp before 03.01.1684-5)
  d. Joan Hele (b c1618) 
m. (21.04.1635) William Bastard (bpt 1616, bur 02.1663-4)
  e.+ other issue - John (b c1619, dsp before 1653), Walter (a 1653), Francis (a 1653), William (d before 1653), Arthur (a 1653), Nicholas (a 1653), Alice (d infant), Sarah (a 1653), Alice (m. ??)
  ii. Judith Heale (d before 1653)
  m. Gilbert Yarde of Bradley
  iii. Joan Heale (d before 1653)
  m. Thomas Foynes or Fowndes of Plymouth (d 04.1638)
  iv. Isabel Heale (a 1653)
  m. Sir John Davey
  v. Frances Heale (a 1653)
  m. John Snellinge of Chaddlewood (d by 1653)
  vi. Susan Heale (bpt 18.06.1587, a 1653) see note ## just above
  m. Thomas Isaac of Pouleslow (Postillow or Polslow)
  vii+. other issue (d unm) - Arthur, Jane (d before 1653), Agnes (a 1653), Elizabeth (d before 1653)
  It is not unlikely that one of these daughters married ...
m. Andrew Pollexfen of Holbeton (a 1571, 1636, cousin)
  B. Isabell (Elizabeth) Heale
  m. Roger Hurrel
  C. Agnes Heale
  m1/2. Thomas Barkley
  This seems to be the Agnes who (also) married ...
  m2/1. John Reynell
  D. Ann Heale
  m. Nicholas Borlacey (Borlase?)
  E. Mary Heale
  m. Arthur Strowbridge
  F. Julian Heale
  m. William Rider
  G. Johan Heale
  m. John Keame
  H. Katherine Heale
  m. John Cole
  I.+ other issue - Honor, Charity
3. Joan/Jane Heale (a 1606)
m1. John Cholwich (Colwich) of Rowden
  m2. John Browning
m2. Margery Downe (d before 31.03.1571, dau of Richard Downe (Done or Dune) of Holsworthy, m2. Elizeus Warwick of Holbeton)
4. Thomas Hele of Exeter & Fleet Damarell in Holberton, Sheriff of Devon (d 20.01.1613)
  m. Julian Smith (a 1571, dau of John Smith of Exeter)
5. Hugh Hele of Newton Ferrers, Devon (d 26.06.1573)
  m. Cicely Cole (bur 16.04.1563, dau of Nicholas Cole of Painton (Paignton))
  A.+ issue (a 1573) - John (b c1556), Abacuck, George, Margerie, Elizabeth, Mary, Charity
6. Walter Hele or Heale of Brixton, Devon
  m. Joane Maynard (dau of Thomas Maynard of Brixton)
7. Sir John Hele of Wembury, Devon (d 04.06.1608, serjeant-at-law, Recorder of Exeter, MP)
  m1. Marie Warwick (dau/(co)heir of Ellis Warwick of Batsborow)
  A. Sir Warwick Hele of Wembury, Sheriff of Devon (dsp 01.1625)
  m1. Mary Halse (dau of John Halse of Kenedon, relict of William Hawkins)
  m2. Margaret Courtenay (d 17.07.1628, dau of Sir William Courtenay of Powderham Castle, m2. Sir John Chudleigh)
  B. Sir Francis Hele (d 27.03.1623, 4th son)
  m. (20.12.1609) Jane Rogers (a 1643, dau of Edward Rogers of Kennington)
  i. Sir John Hele (b c1610, d before 07.12.1648)
  m. Dorothy Hobart (bpt 01.1619/20, bur 02.1662/3, dau of Sir John Hobart, 2nd Bart of Blickling) possibly wife of this Sir John, possibly mother of ...
a. Jane Hele possibly the Jane, dau of Sir John (but 'of Fleet'), who married ...
  m. Sir Edward Hungerford (bur 08.07.1711)
  b.+ other issue (a 1643) - Dorothy, Phillipa
  ii. Francisca Hele (b c1611, a 1625)
  C. Nicholas Hele of Flanchford
  m. Dorothy Stradling a 1625, (dau/heir of Edward Stradling of Bristol)
i. John Hele of Flanchford
  ii. Mary Hele (b c1617) who married ...
  m. Thomas Hooke (bur 03.03.1658/9)
  iii. Jane Hele (b c1619, a 1620)
  D. Walter Hele of Spridlestone
  m. Honor Maynard (a 1625, dau of Thomas Maynard of Sherford)
  i. Warwick Hele (b c1619, a 1625)
  E. George Hele of Bennetts (bur 10.03.1652-3)
  m. (28.08.1603) Lucy Ellycott (dau of John Ellycott or Ellacott of Exeter)
  i. Warwick Hele (b c1617, bur 04.01.1650-1)
  m. (c10.1638) Joan (widow of Richard Waltham of Kenn (Recorder of Exeter))
  a.+ issue (a 1651) - George (bur 15.11.1670), Warwick
  ii. Margaret Hele (b c1615, a 1650)
  m. (c11.1634) Henry Dottyn of Slapton
iii. Maria Hele (b c1618, a 1650)
  m. (28.05.1638) Abel French of Whitstone
  iv. Lucy Hele
  m1. Henry Trengove alias Nance 'of Nance'
  m2. Arthur Spry of Place
  v.+ other issue - George, Francis (bur 29.12.1685), John (a 1651)
  F. Philippa Hele
  m. Sir Reginald Mohun of Hall Bodineck & Boconnock (d 26.12.1639)
  G.+ other issue (dsp) - John, Thomas, Ellis, Benjamin
  m2. Margaret
8. William Hele (a 1571)
9. Thomazin Hele
  m. John Luxton
10. Elizabeth Hele
  m. Walter Stratchleigh

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Hele of Hele', p461+), Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, 'Hele', p215+), BEB1841 ('Hele of Fleet')
[This page was reviewed & expanded on 12.02.19, using Vivian's works, when parts were added from Hele1 and parts moved into Hele3.]
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