'Keble1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Keble (Kebell) of Humberston, Keble of Newbottle, Keble of Old Newton, Keble of Stowmarket
[This page was first launched on 08.03.22 as a Draft page. It was moved here after review led to acceptance that there was little chance of our making a significant improvement to it in the near future and that it was 'good enough' to be promoted into the main database. Considering their arms, it look as though the families shown in the lower 4 sections were probably connected and it is, of course, unfortunate that we have not been able to tie them together. However, brief research of the family on the Internet failed to find anyone else who had managed to do so. We do not know whether the family shown in the top section was connected to the others or just that they did not know of a connection when they set their coat of arms.]

(1) Baker identifies the arms of the following family as "Argent, a chevron engrailed Gules, on a chief Azure three mullets Or".
(2) Wikipedia ('Henry Keble") reports that the Lord Mayor "was originally from Coventry".
Sir Henry Keble of Newbottle & Apethorp, Sheriff then Lord Mayor of London (d 04.1517, grocer)
1. Thomas Keble (dvp)
  A. George Keble of Newbottle (b c1512)
  m. Catherine
  i. Thomas Keble of Newbottle (d by 1569)
  a. Thomas Keble of Newbottle (b c1528, d 01.08.1596)
  (1) Dorothy Keble (b c1581)
  (2) Mary or Katherine Keble (b c1593)
  m. Thomas Barker of Astrop
  (3) Jane Keble (b c1595)
  m. Richard Pigot of Doddershall
2. Alice Keble (d 08.06.1521)
  m1. Sir William Browne, Lord Mayor of London (d 1514)
  m2. (before 15.02.1514/5) William Blount, 4th Lord Mountjoy (b c1478, d 11.1534)



Visitation shows the quartered arms of this family as "Barry nebulée of six argent and sable, on a canton gules a crescent (untinctured); and gules, a chevron argent between three eagles displayed (untinctured)". Visitation spells the family name "Kebell" but we follow Nichols in using "Keble".
Walter Keble (a 1452, serjeant-at-law)
1. Thomas Keble (d 1506, serjeant-at-law)
  m1. _ Bathorp
  m2. _ Eyton
  A. Walter Keble of Humberston (Humertson), Leicestershire the first mentioned by Visitation
m1. ??
  m2. Milicent Hasilrigge (dau of Thomas Hasilrigge of Noseley)
  i. Francis Keble (b 1520)
  m. ?? Sacheverell (dau of Ralph Sacheverell of Ratcliff)
  a. Henry Keble of Humberston (Homertson) (d 09.05.1571)
  m. Jane Griffin (dau of Edward Griffin of Dingley)
  (1) Elizabeth Keble (b c1560, a 1571)
  m1. Anthony Colley of Glaston
  m2. Sir Edward King of Ashby
  (2) Margaret Keble (b c1561, a1571)
  m. Richard Bowes (son of Sir John of Elford)
  ii.+ other issue - Lucia, Anne



MGH identifies the arms of this family as "Barry nebulée of six argent and sable, on a canton gules a crescent for difference" which implies a connection with the family shown just above.
Giles Keble of Old Newton, Suffolk
1. Robert Keble of Old Newton (2nd son)
  m. _ Smith (of "nere Bungy in Suff.")
  A. Giles Keble of Old Newton
  m. Margaret Denny (dau of John Denny of Little Sonham)
  i. John Keble of London (b c1645, a 1673)
  m. Elizabeth Croft (dau of Thomas Croft of London)
  a.+ issue - Elizabeth (b c05.1672, a 05.1673), Ann (b 03.08.1675, d 18.08.1675)
  ii.+ other issue (a 1673) - Thomas (b c1651), Elizabeth (b c1643), Susan
2. Richard Keble 'of Roydon Hall' (d 1653, of Grays Inn, "one of the Kepers of ye Great Seale in ye long Parliament", youngest sont)
  The following is supported by Visitation (Suffolk, 1664, 'Keble of West Creting', D22. fo. 133b (p140)).
  m. (28.09.1623) Mary Sicklemore (bpt 1606, dau of John Sicklemore of Ipswich)
  A. Richard Keble of West Creting, Suffolk (a 1664, of Gray's Inn, 2nd son)
  m. Elizabeth Cotton (dau/coheir of Edmond Cotton of Finingham)
  B.+ other issue - John, Joseph
3.+ other issue - Thomas of Old Newton (dsp?), Geoffrey of Old Newton, William (cleric), James of Halsworth (of Bernards Inn), Joseph of London



Shown as having arms of "Barry nebulée of six Argent and Sable, a canton Gules, a crescent in the middle chief for difference", quartered with "[Gules], a griffin segreant [Argent]" for Went, the following family was presumably closely connected with the family shown just above.
Giles Keble of Stowmarket, Suffolk
m. Ann Dewent (dau of Jeoffrey Dewent (De Went) of Martlesam)
1. Thomas Keble of Old Newton
  m. Elizabeth Derby (dau/coheir of Henry Derby of Bury St. Edmunds)
  A. Thomas Keble of Old Newton (a 1664)
  m. Mary Meadow (dau of Ralph Meadlow of Henly)



According to our normal rules, we should not include the following family as we do not yet have a connection to it from elsewhere in the database. We include it because the Harleian editor reports that, alongside the arms recorded in the Visitation, was the note "Eldest of the Family". As Visitation shows the arms as "Barry nebulée of six Argent and Sable, a canton Gules", that seems to support the view that the following was the senior branch of at least some of the branches reported above.
John Keble of Stowmarket, Suffolk
1. John Keble of Stowmarket
  m. Anne How (dau of Richard Stow of Stowmarket)
  A. John Keble of Stowmarket (a 1664)
  m. Elizabeth Kemp (dau of Thomas Kemp of Twinsted in Essex)
  i.+ issue (a 1664) - John (b c1653), Thomas, Roger

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'The History and Antiqities of the County of Northampton' (George Baker, vol 1, 1822-30, 'Keble or Kebyll of Newbottle, &c.', p659)
(2) For 2nd section (expanded 02.10.23 using Nichols) : Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, 'Kebell'), 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 3, part 1, 1800, 'Pedigree of Keble', p273)
(3) For 3rd section : MGH (NS5 vol 5 (1925), 'Keble', p335+)
(4) For 4th section : Visitation (Suffolk, 1664, 'Keble of West Creting', D22. fo. 194b (p207))
(5) For lower section : Visitation (Suffolk, 1664, 'Keble of Stowmarket, D22. fo. 22b (p20))
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