'Kaye1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Kaye of Dalton, Kaye of Glatton, Kaye of Heath Hall, Kaye (Keay) of Woodsome (Woodesham)

The earliest generations reported by BEB1841 are as follows. We view them as somewhat questionable!
Sir John Kaye (a temp Conquest 1066)
m. ?? (dau/heiress of Sir John Woodesham of Woodesham)
1. Sir John Kaye of Woodesham, Yorkshire
  m. ?? (dau/heiress of Sir John Copley)
  A. Sir Robert Keay
  BEB1841 reports Sir Robert's line descended "through a line of eminent persons" who "intermarried with the heiresses of Bendon of Bendon (in Lincolnshire), of Bradfield, of Malbank, of Grimston of Grimston Garth. &c. &c.".
  i. ?? Keay
  a. ?? Keay
  Several generations omitted.
  (1) ?? Keay
  (A) ?? Keay
  (i) Sir William Keay of Woodesham
  m. ?? (dau of Gaston of Sedbuer)
  (a) John Keay of Woodesham
  m. _ Harley (dau of _ Harley of Harley)
  ((1)) Robert Keay
  m. _ Plumpton (dau of _ Plumpton of Plumpton)
  ((A)) Arthur Keay of Woodsome (a temp Henry VIII who r. 1509-1547)
see ## below
  m. Beatrice Wentworth (dau of Matthew Wentworth of Bretton)
  m. ?? (dau/heiress of Mallet of Upton Mallet)
2. Richard Kaye ancestor of Keays in Lancashire
  m. ?? (heiress of Crompton of Crompton)

The following comes from the Visitations but joins BEB1841 with the Arthur who married Beatrice Wentworth.
William Kay
1. John Kay
  A. Laurence Kay
  m1. Elizabeth Amyas (dau of Thomas (probably not John) Amyas)
  m2. Cicely Bradshawe (dau of William Bradshawe)
  FMG (Cont, Amyas of Netherton) shows Elizabeth as mother of John but Visitation (1584/5+1612) shows Cicely as his mother.
i. John Kay of Woodsome
  m. Jane Skargill (dau of Peter (or William) Skargill)
  The following follows Visitation (1584/5+1612). Visitation (1563-4), which shows no wives until _ Ratcliffe, differs by showing John (son of Larence) as father of Edward & George. (m. _ Ratcliffe), missing out the next 2 generations.
  a. John Kay of Woodsome (a 1460)
  m. ?? Lacy (dau of ?? Lacy of Cromwelbotham)
(1) William Kay of Woodsome
  (A) Edward Kay not mentioned by Visitation (1584/5+1612)
  (i) Nicholas Kay (of Woodsome) (dsp)
  (B) George Kay of Woodsome
  m. _ Ratcliffe (dau of _ Ratcliffe or Radcliffe of Langley)
(i) Arthur Kaye or Keay of Woodsome (a temp Henry VIII who r. 1509-1547)
see ## above for alternative ancestry
  m. Beatrice Wentworth (dau of Matthew Wentworth of Bretton)
  (a) John Kaye or Keay of Woodsome (a 1585) - continued below
  m. Dorothy Maleverer (dau of Robert Maleverer of Wothersome)
  (b) George Kaye
  (c) Margaret Kaye
m1. (22.05.1559) Francis Woodrove or Woodruffe of Woolley (dsp 12.04.1573)
  m2. Peter Freschvile of Staveley
  (d) Ann Kaye (bur 15.07.1595)
  m. William Aldeborough of Aldeborough (bpt 14.03.1556-7, bur 25.01.1627-8)
  (ii) William Kaye 'of Woodsome' ("3rd son") possibly of this generation
  (a) Anne Kay (bur 02.08.1616, heir)
m. (14.07.1609) Edward Birkbeck of Orton
  partner unknown
  (iii) Edward Key
  ii. Thomas Kay
  m. Elizabeth Turner (dau/heir of Robert Turner)
  a. John Kay (a 1466)
  iii. Margery Kaye possibly of this generation
  m. John Fenay (d by 1456)
  iv. daughter possibly of this generation
  m. Henry Langley of Dalton
  B. Richard Key (4th son)
  i. Laurence Key
  a. Thomas Kaye
  (1) Thomas Kaye
  (A) John Kaye
Visitation shows that John m. Katherine, dau/coheir of William Dodworth of Shelley. This appears to be the John of Dalton who is the first mentioned by FMG (Continuation ('Hunter's Pedigrees', 1936), 'Kaye of Heath', p97+) which refers to the Visitation for providing the earlier generations of this family and which provides the following.
  m. Jane Dodsworth (dau/coheir of William Dodsworth of Shelley)
  (i) John Kaye of Dalton (a 1563, 1585)
  m. Jane Storrs of Storrs Hall
  (a) Edward Kaye (d young by 1564) mentioned by Visitation
  (b) Robert Kaye of Dalton (a 1564)
  (c) John Kaye of Oakenshaw, 1st of Heath Hall
m. Dorothy Savile (dau of Sir Henry Savile of Thornhill by Elizaebth, dau of Thomas Soothill)
  ((1)) William Kaye of Heath
  ((A)) William Kaye of Heath (d 28.02.1672)
  m. Sarah (d 13.02.1672)
  ((i)) William Kaye (b 1668)
  ((a)) John Kaye (d 1703)
  ((ii))+ other issue - John (bpt/bir 02.1672), Susan (b 1665)
  ((2))+ 6 others
  (d) Jane Kaye
  m. _ Fleming of Wakefield
  (ii) Elizabeth Kaye probably of this generation
  m. Robert Ardington of Castley
  C.+ other issue - Wiliam, Peter, John, Jenken, 6 daughters



John Kaye or Keay of Woodsome (a 1585) - continued above
m. Dorothy Maleverer (dau of Robert Maleverer of Wothersome)
1. Robert Kaye or Keay (a 1612)
  m. Anne Flower (dau of John Flower of Whitwell)
A. John Kaye of Woodsome (b c1578, d 1641)
  m. Anne Ferne (dau of Sir John Ferne, Secretary to the Council of the North)
i. Sir John Kaye, 1st Bart of Woodsome (d 25.07.1662)
  m1. Margaret Moseley (dau of Thomas Moseley, Lord Mayor of York, by Elizabeth, dau of Thomas Trigot of South Kirby)
  a. Sir John Kaye, 2nd Bart of Woodsome (d 1706)
  m. Anne Lister (dau of William Lister of Thornton, sister of Christopher)
  (1) Sir Arthur Kaye, 3rd Bart of Woodsome (d 10.07.1726)
  m. Anne Marow (b 1671, dau of Sir Samuel Marow, Bart of Berkswell)
(A) Elizabeth Kaye (d 21.04.1745)
  m1. George Legge, Viscount Lewisham (dvp 29.08.1732)
  m2. (24.01.1736) Francis North, 1st Earl of Guildford (b 13.04.1704, d 04.08.1790)
  (2) George Kaye
  m. Dorothy Savile (dau of Robert Savile of Bryan Royd)
  (A) Sir John Kaye, later Lister-Kaye of Denby Grange, 4th Bart of Woodsome, Mayor (d 27.12.1789)
  m1. Ellen Wilkinson (dau of John WIlkinson of Grenhead)
  (i) Sir John Kaye, later Lister-Kaye, 5th Bart, Sheriff of Yorkshire (d unm 27.12.1789)
TCB (vol 2, Kaye of Woodsome) identifies the following John as Sir John's illegitimate son and successor to the Lister estates. The following comes from BP1934 (Lister-Kaye).
  (a) Sir John Lister-Kaye 'of Grange', 1st Bart (d 28.02.1827) had issue
  m. (18.10.1800) Amelia Grey (d 29.10.1849, dau of George Harry Grey, 5th Earl of Stamford & Warrington)
  m2. (1730) Dorothy Richardson (dau of Richard Richardson of North Bierley by Dorothy, dau of Henry Currer of Kildwick)
  (ii) Sir Richard Kaye, 6th Bart of Woodsome (dsp 25.12.1810, Dean of Lincoln)
  m. (Hellen) Fenton (dau of William Fenton of Glassho, relict of Thomas Mainwaring of Goltho)
(iii) Dorothy Kaye
  m. Robert Chaloner of Bishop Auckland
  (iv) Lister Kaye
  m. Christopher Miles
  (v)+ 3 sons (dvpsp?)
(B) Catherine Kaye (b 1701-2, d 22.05.1764)
  m. Nicholas Roberts of Hexham
  (C)+ other issue - Robert in Leeds (d unm), George (d young)
  (3) Anne Kaye
  m. Sir Bryan Stapylton, Bart of Myton (d 23.11.1727)
  b.+ other issue (d unm) - Robert (b c1643), Margaret
  m2. Elizabeth Leigh (bur 09.09.1658, dau of Sir Ferdinando Leigh of Middleton, relict of Francis Burdett of Birthwaite)
  d.+ 4 sons (dsp) + 5 daughters (d unm)
  m3. (sp) Catharine St. Quintin (dau of Sir WIlliam St. Quintin, Bart of Harpham, relict of Michael Wentworth of Woolley)
  ii. Elizabeth Kaye (b c1609)
  m. Ralph Asheton of Middleton (d 17.02.1650)
  B. Grace Kaye
  m. Richard Saltonstall of Huntwick
  C. Dorothy Kaye
  m. John Carvill of Nun Monckton and the Middle Temple
2. Edward Kaye 'of Woodham' (4th son)
  The following comes from Visitation (Huntingdonshire, 1613, Kaye).
  m. Ann Tirwhitt (dau of Robert Tirwhitt of Ketelbye)
  A. Robert Kaye of Glatton, Huntingdonshire
  m. Christiana Cooper (dau of William Cooper, relict of Thomas Groome)
  i. Henry Kaye of Glatton (a 1613)
  m. Susann Loftis (dau of John Loftis of Lutton)
  a.+ issue (a 1613) - John (b c1610), Robert
  B. Margaret Kaye
  m. Jacob Crewse of Fotheringhay
C. Anna Kaye
  m. Francis Aiscue (Askew?) of Kelsey
  D. Lucy Kaye
  m. John Pikering of Tichmersh
  E. Margery Kaye
  m. William Laurence of St. Ives
  F.+ other issue - John, William
3. Jane Kaye
  m. Bryan Thornhill of Fixby (dsp 1598)
4. Anne Kaye
  m. Richard Markes of Beverley
5. Dorothy Kaye
  m. Thomas Blythe (cousin/heir of John Blyth of Quernby)
6.+ other issue - Arthur, Richard, Francis, George, Matthew, John, Thomas

Main source(s): BEB1841 (Kaye of Woodesham or Woodsome), Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, Kaye), Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, Kay of Woodsome)
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