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Families covered: Hesketh of Hesketh, Hesketh of Rufford
[This page was originally named Hesketh1. It was renamed on 03.02.16.]

                               
Sir Robert Hesketh of Hesketh & Rufford (d 08.02.1539)
m. Grace Towneley (d 21.05.1543, dau of Sir John Towneley of Towneley)
1. Sir Thomas Hesketh of Hesketh & Rufford, Sheriff of Lancashire (d 1587-8)
  m. Alice Holcroft (dau of Sir Thomas Holcroft)
  A. Robert Hesketh of Hesketh & Rufford (d 1620)
  m1. Mary Stanley (d before 1613, dau of Sir George Stanley of Crossehall)
i. Thomas Hesketh of Rufford (dsp 11.1646)
  m1. Susan (dau of Thomas Powys or Power of Salop)
  m2. Jane Edmundson or Edmondson
  m3. Katharine Briers (dau of Alexander Briers of Lathom)
  ii. Robert Hesketh of Rufford (d 01.1653)
  m. Margaret Standish (dau of Alexander Standish of Standish)
a. Robert Hesketh (dvp 09.1651)
  m. Lucy Rigby (dau of Col. Alexander Rigby of Middleton, m2. John Molineux)
  (1) Thomas Hesketh of Rufford (b c1647)
  m. Sidney Grosvenor (dau of Sir Richard Grosvenor of Eaton)
(A) Robert Hesketh of Rufford
  m. Elizabeth Spencer (dau of William Spencer of Ashton)
  (i) Elizabeth Hesketh (d 24.02.1776)
  m. (14.09.1714) Edward Stanley, 11th Earl of Derby (b 17.09.1689, d 22.02.1776)
  (B) Thomas Hesketh of Rufford
  m. Ann Graham (dau of Sir Richard Graham, Bart of Norton Conyers)
  (i) Thomas Hesketh of Rufford (d 18.04.1735)
  m. Martha St. Amand (dau of James St. Amand by Elizabeth, sister/heir of Sir William Juxon of Albourne, Bart)
  (a) Sir Thomas Hesketh, 1st Bart of Rufford (b 21.01.1727-8, dsp 04.03.1778, 3rd son)
  m. Harriet Cowper (d 10.01.1807, dau of Ashley Cowper)
  (b) Sir Robert Hesketh, later Juxon, 2nd Bart of Rufford (b 23.04.1729, d 30.12.1796)
  m. (19.04.1748) Sarah Plumbe (d 1792, dau of William Plumbe of Wavertree)
((1)) Thomas Hesketh (b 1750, dvp 13.01.1781)
  m. Jacintha Dalrymple (d 07.01.1802, dau of Hugh Dalrymple of Granada)
  ((A)) Thomas Hesketh (b 1772, d infant)
  ((B)) Sir Thomas Dalrymple Hesketh, 3rd Bart of Rufford (b 13.01.1777, d 27.07.1842)
  m1. (01.02.1798) Sophia Hinde (d 08.02.1817, dau of Rev. Nathaniel Hinde)
  ((i)) Sir Thomas Henry Hesketh, 4th Bart of Rufford (b 11.02.1799, d 10.02.1843) had issue
  m. (03.04.1824) Annette Maria Bomford (d 17.12.21879, dau of Robert Bomford of Rahinstown House)
  ((ii)) Harriet Hesketh (d 10.05.1836)
  m. (06.11.1832) Joshua Thomas Horton of Howroyde (d 1845)
  ((iii)) Sophia Elizabeth Hesketh (d 03.02.1886)
  m. (06.08.1840) J.S. Hodgson (rector of Brinklow)
  ((iv)) Emma Susette Hesketh
  m. E. Honzecker
m2. (15.09.1821) Louisa Allamand (d 06.09.1832)
  ((v)) Matilda Catherine Hesketh (b 1832, d unm 19.07.1906)
  ((C)) Harriet Anne Hesketh (b 03.12.1771)
  m. John Despard (Lt. Colonel)
  ((D)) Dorothea Hesketh (b 23.08.1774, dsp)
  m. Arthur Barry Shears of Ireland
  ((E)) Jacintha (Jessy) Catherine Hesketh (b 31.10.1775, d 31.08.1801)
  m. (14.05.1796) Sir Thomas Lethbridge, 1st Bart (d 17.10.1849)
  ((F)) Anne Charlotte Margaret Hesketh (b 21.03.1778, d 02.10.1837)
  m. (22.02.1796) Edmund Knox, Bishop of Limerick (d 05.05.1849)
((G)) Lucy Hesketh (b 04.09.1782, d 1836)
  m. Edward Pearson 'of Pickhill Hall'
  ((i)) Lucy Pearson (d 19.04.1848) probably of this generation
  m. (08.05.1826) Theodore Woolman Rathbone of Allerton Priory
  ((2)) Robert Hesketh (b 23.07.1751, dvp unm Bunker's Hill 17.06.1775)
  ((3)) Anne Hesketh (b 28.02.1749)
  m. Henry Byrne (sb Byne) of Carshalton (dsp 1816)
  (c)+ other issue (d young/infant) - Thomas (b 23.09.1723), Robert
  (ii) Jane Hesketh (d infant)
  (C) Anne Hesketh (dsp)
  m. Hugh Warren (son of John of Poynton)
  (D) Jane Hesketh
  m. Henry Brooke (son of Sir Richard, Bart of Norton)
  (E)+ other issue (d young) - Richard, Sidney, Lettice, Margaret
(2)+ other issue (d young) - Alexander, Lucy, Margaret
  iii. Henry Hesketh (dsp)
  iv George Hesketh
  m. Jane (widow of _ Sherburne/Sherbourne, brother of Sherbourne of Stanihurst)
  a. Robert Hesketh
  v. John Hesketh
  m. Mary Haydock (dau of ?? Haydock of Pheasantford)
  a. Robert Hesketh
  vi. Holcroft Hesketh
  m1. Lawrence Rawstorne of New Hall
  m2. (1611) Roger Dodsworth (d 1654, (son of the) Chancellor of York)
  Holcroft appears also to have married ...
  m3. Alexander Osbaldeston of Sunderland (b c1608, a 09.1664)
  vii. Jane Hesketh
  m1. Edward Raynall of Salop
  m2. _ Heneage of Salop
  viii. Mary Hesketh
  m1. Richard Barton of Barton
  m2. Thomas Stanley of Eccleston (a 1640)
  m2. Blanch Twyford (dsp, dau of Henry Twyford of Kenwick)
  m3. Jane Spencer (dau of Thomas Spencer of Rufford, m2. Sir Richard Houghton of Houghton Tower)
  ix. Robert Hesketh (born before marriage)
x. Cuthbert Hesketh of Kenwick, Salop
  partner unknown
  x. Robert Hesketh
  B. Dorothy Hesketh
  m. Henry Squier
  C. Margaret Hesketh
  m. Nicholas Skyllcorne or Skillycorne
  D.+ other issue - Thomas, Richard
  partner unknown
  F. Hugh Hesketh of North Meols and Pilling (bur 30.03.1625)
  m. Alice Kitchin (b 1553, bur 21.10.1618, dau of Barnaby Kitchin, younger of Pilling and Hatfield)
2. Robert Hesketh of Preston
3. Ellen Hesketh (dsp)
  m. Richard Barton of Barton Row
4. Jane Hesketh
  m. Richard Assheton of Croston

Main source(s): BP1934 (Fermor-Hesketh), 'Pedigrees of County Families' by Joseph Foster (vol 1, 1873, Lancashire, 'Hesketh of Rufford', p189), MGH (vol 2 (1876), 'The Genealogye of the Worshipful and Auncient Familie of the Heskaythes of Rufford in Lancashire', p145+) with a little support from Visitation (Flower, Lancashire, 1567, 'Hesketh of Rufford'), Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664, 'Hesketh of Hesketh')
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