'Jeffreys3'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Jefferay of Chittingly (Chittingleigh), Jeffreys of Clifton, Jefferies (Jeffreys) of Earls Crombe (Earl's Croome), Jeffreys (Geffereys) of Ham Castle (Holme or Home Castle)

                               
We know of no connection between the 3 familes shown on this page. Their coats of arms are different. They share this page for our convenience.
Symon Jeffray or Jefferay
1. William Jeffray or Jefferay (d 1496)
  m. Katherine
A. John Jefferay of Chittingly Manor, Sussex (d 28.05.1513)
  m. Agnes Melward (dau/heir of Richard Melward (by Joan Penbridge) son of John (by Joan) son of John (by Agnes) son of Symon (d 1374-5))
  i. Richard Jefferay (d 1544)
  m. Eliza Whitfeild (dau of Robert Whitfeild)
  a. Sir John Jefferay 'of Chittingly' (d 23.05.1573, lord chief baron of the Exchequer)
  m. Alice Apsley (d 28.5.1570, dau/heir of John Apsley of London)
  (1) Elizabeth Jefferay (d 28.05.1611)
  m. (1621) Edward Montague of Boughton
  b. Richard Jefferay
  m. Jone Humfryes (widow of Richard Rayne or Keyme)
  (1) Francis Jefferay of Malling
  m1. Elizabeth Maney (dau/coheir of Walter Maney of Kent)
  m2. Elianor Say (dau of Robert Say)
  (2) Margaret Jefferay
  m. Edward Mascall of Plumpton
  (3) Alice Jefferay
  m. John Gardner of Radcliffe
  ii. Thomas Jefferay or Gefferey of Ripe
  The following comes from Visitation (Sussex, 1530+1633-4, Gefferey-Jefferay).
  a. John Gefferey
  (1) Thomas Gefferey of Gray's Inn
  b. Thomas Gefferey
  (1)+ issue - Nicholas, William
  c. Batholomew Gefferey of Buckholl, Sussex
  m. Allice Picher
  (1) Arthur Gefferey
  iii. William Jefferay (d 1541)
  a. John Jefferay (dsp(vp))
  b. Thomas Jefferay
m1. _ Havel/Howell (widow of _ Wallard/Willard)
  (1) William Jefferay 'of Chittingleigh' (b c1543, d 29.10.1611)
  m. Awdry Harvey (d before 27.01.1635-6, dau/heir of Thomas Harvey of London, brother of Clarenceux)
  (A) Thomas Jefferay of Peakes in Chiddingly
  m. Margaret Moseley (b 1592-3, d 1618, dau of Richard Moseley of Staffordshire)
  The following is partly supported by Visitation (Sussex, 1662, Jeferey of Peakes in Chiddingly).
  (i) Letiice Jefferay
  (ii) Margaret Jefferay
  m1. William Peckham of Laughton
  m2. (29.10.1657) Anthony Fowle
  (a) Elizabeth Fowle
  (B) William Jefferay in New England
  (C) Jone Jefferay
  m. John Baker of Withyam (d 1638)
  (D) Awdry Jefferay
  m. Hugh Evans of London (mercer)
  (E) Susan Jefferay
  m. Richard Weller of Cranbrook (Crambrooke)
  (F) Alice Jefferay
  m. Richard Turner of London (draper)
  (G) Mary Jefferay
  m. John Stockhouse of London (silkman)
  (H) Elizabeth Jefferay
  m. Edward Lewis of London (merchant)
  (I) Ann Jefferay
  m. William Goph or Goffe of London (linen-draper)
  (2) Elizabeth Jefferay
  m. _ Lalham or Lolham
  m2. _Aston or Acton of Ripe (widow of _ Ludham)
  (3) Thomas Jefferay (dsp)
  (4) Ann Jefferay
  m. Lawrence Sharpey of Cranbrook
  (5) Frances Jefferay
  m. John Sarpey (brother of Lawrence)

 

 

Thomas Geffery of London, later of Earlescombe, Worcestershire (d 1548)
m. Alice Stapley of Sussex
1. William Jeffreys or Jefferies of Erlescombe (Earls Crombe) (d 1570)
  m. Alice Babthorpe
  A. William Jeffreys or Jefferies of Earls Crombe (Earl's Croome) (b c1561?, d 09.09.1629)
  m. Susanna Copley (dau of Thomas Copley of Norton by Bredon)
  i. Thomas Jefferies of Earls Crombe (d 11.01.1650)
  m1. Elizabeth Hopton (dau of Sir Richard Hopton of Canon Frome)
  a. Elizabeth Jeffreys (d infant)
  m2. Katherine Penn (d 06.1664, dau of William Penn of Penn)
b. William Jefferies of Earls Crombe (a 1657, dsp?)
  c. Hester Jefferies (d 01.05.1691)
  m. Sir Richard Barkham (d c1701)
  ii. Margaret Jeffreys
  m. John Bury of Kingston
  iii. Elizabeth Jeffreys
  m. Robert Spert of Tetbury
  iv. Mary Jeffreys
  m. Edward Baugh of Pensham
v. Bridget Jeffreys
  m. Brandon Cresswell of Lincolnshire
  vi. Katherine Jeffreys
  m. Thomas Symonds of Somerset
  vii. Margery Jeffreys
  m. Thomas Lloyd of Gloucestershire
  viii.+ other issue - Ferdinand of Pensham (d by 1643), Samuel, Thomas
  B. Margaret Jeffreys
  Visitation (1569) suggests that Margaret d young but Visitation (1634) shows that she married ...
  m. Thomas Coventry (b 1547, d 1606, judge)
  C. Margery Jeffreys
  m. William Turbervile of Tewksebury

 

 

Visitation (1569) identifies the following family as of Holme Castell, Visitation (1634) as of Home Castle. VCH identifies the seat as Ham Castle, noting that, although Visitation (1569) shows the first Henry as "of Holme Castle", Ham Castle did not come into the family until the time of his son William.
Henry Geffereys (of Holme Castle, Clifton-on-Teme, Worcestershire)
m. _ Dykyn
1. William Geffereys or Jeffreys of Ham Castle (Holme Castle), Sheriff of Worcestershire (d 1565)
  m1. Alice Baugh (Bauge or Bouge)
  A. Henry Geffereys or Jeffreys of Ham (Holme) Castle (d 07.09.1583)
  m1. Anne Walsh (dau of John Walsh of Shelsley Walsh (Little Shellsley))
  i. William Jeffreys of Ham (Holme) Castle & Clifton, Sheriff of Worcestershire (d 1628)
m. Anne Westfaling (dau of Herbert Westfaling, Bishop of Hereford)
  a. William Jeffreys of Ham Castle & Clifton, Sheriff of Worcestershire (d 20.03.1658)
  m. Ann Kemp (dau of Edward Kemp of Herefordshire)
  (1) William Jeffrey (d infant by 1634)
  (2) Henry Jeffreys of Ham Castle & Clifton (b after 1634?, d 1709)
  (3) Jane Jeffreys
  m. William Bloome of Altofts, Yorkshire
  (A) Jane Bloome
  m. (c1708) Edward Winnington, later Jefferies of Ham Castle (b c1670, dsp(s) 20.07.1725, MP)
  b. Anne Jeffreys
  m. John Nott of Shelsley Beauchamp
c.+ other issue - Edward, Richard, Herbert, John, Samuel, Francdes (dsp), Mary (dsp)
  ii. Alice Jeffreys
  m. _Salwey of Severn Stoke
  iii. Katherine Jeffreys
  m. Thomas Barneby of Bockleton
  iv.+ other issue - Mary, Isabel, Sibyl
  m2. Anne Barneby (dau of Thomas Barneby, widow of Francis Coningsby, m3. Sir Francis Ketleby, m4. John Child)
  vii. Joyce Jeffreys (b 1570, d unm before 09.11.1650) identified by Wikipedia ("Joyce Jeffreys") as "a female moneylender"
  B. Margaret Geffereys or Jeffreys
  m. William Childe
  m2. Alice/Anne Baynham (dau of Sir George Baynham)
  m3. Isabel Ferrers (dau of Sir Edward Ferrers)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : CountyGen (Sussex, Berry) with support from Visitation (Sussex, 1530+1633-4, Jeffray) and input as reported above
(2) For middle section : Visitation (Worcestershire, 1569, Jeffreys), Visitation (Worcestershire, 1634, Jefferies), VCH (Worcestershire, vol 3, 'Parishes: Earl's Croome')
(3) For lower section : Visitation (Worcestershire, 1569, Geffereys), Visitation (Worcestershire, 1634, Jeffreys), VCH (Worcestershire, vol 4, 'Parishes: Clifton upon Teme')
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