'Key1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Key of Fulford, Key of Leadenham, Kaye of Lewisham, Key of London

BP1870 identifies the arms of this family as "Per chevron, dovetail, erm. and gu., three keys, erect, the wards upwards, and to the sinister, or".
Jonathan Key of Newport (surgeon)
m. Jane Millard (dau of Rev. W. Millard of Great Ness)
1. Jonathan Key of London (bpt 03.08.1701, d 1736, 3rd son)
  m. Sarah
  A. Jonathan Key of London & Hampstead
  m. (31.01.1765) Elizabeth Garrett (dau/heir of John Garrett of Weston (son of Samuel, archdeacon of Salop) by Elizabeth Tamer)
  i. John Key of Denmark Hill, Surrey
  m. Marian Jones (dau of Bluet Jones of Iron Acton, great-grandson of Sir Garret Smith, of Long Ashton, Bart (?))
  a. Sir John Key, Lord Mayor of London, 1st Bart (b 16.08.1794, d 15.07.1858) had issue
  m. (17.08.1814) Charlotte Green (d 15.12.1866, dau of Francis Green of Dorking & Denmark Hill)
  b. Susannah Key (d 1889) probably of this generation
  m. George Gay (b 1800)



Maddison identifies the arms of this family as "Per bend or and argent two bendlets ermine".
Thomas Key of Long Leadenham, Lincolnshire (a 1519, d by 1551)
1. Thomas Key (a 01.1538-9, bur 23.07.1575)
  BLG1952 names Thomas's wife as Eleanor but Maddison identifies her as ...
  m. Johanna Slatter (d by 1539, dau of John Slatter of Stragglethorpe)
  A. William Key of Leadenham (d before 01.02.1581-2) generation given by Maddison but omitted by BLG1952
  m. Annable (a 1581)
  i. Thomas Key of Leadenham (d 1581, d after 21.04.1616) generation given by Maddison but omitted by BLG1952
m. Eleanor (Endberge?) (a 1616)
  a. Thomas Key of Leadenham (d after 09.02.1666-7)
  m1. Anne Challner of Weston
m2. Elizabeth
  (1) John Key of Leadenham (b 1644-5, a 01.1718)
  m. (01.04.1678) Mary (or Anne) Ellis (b 1686, d 1765, dau of Thomas Ellis of Wellingore, sister/coheir of Edmund)
  (A) Ellis Key (bpt 27.06.1682, bur 12.02.1723-4)
  m. Anna Stoner (b 1665-6, bur 17.06.1765, dau of Edward Storer of Buckminster)
  (i) John Key of Leadenham, Sheriff of Lincolndshire (b 1723, d unm 01.04.1789)
  (ii) Jane Key of Leadenham (b 1716, d 1808)
  m. (28.09.1738) William Reeve of Melton Mowbray (bur 18.06.1791)
  (iii)+ other issue (d infant) - John, Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth
  (B) Thomas Key (bpt 1683)
  (i) Jane Key
  m. Thomas Rawlins
  (a) Jane Rawlins
  (b) Mary Rawlins
  m. Stephen Dodson
  (C) William Key of Nottingam (b 1687-8, d 05.1752)
  m. Anne (bur 21.10.1729)
  (i) Ellis Key of Fulford, Yorkshire (d 25.12.1756)
  (ii) John Key of Fulford (d unm 1778/1798)
  (iii)+ other issue - Thomas (b 1714-5, d 30.08.1730),, Katherine (d 13.03.1799), Mary (d 1718), daughter
  (D) John Key (a 1712, d before 1718?)
  (E) Katherine Key (bpt 24.07.1680)
  m. John Markhall of Brant Broughton
  (2) Thomas Key in Coleby (b 1652, a 04.1699)
  m. (c05.1678) Ann Kent of Lincoln
  (A) Thomas Key (b 1681)
  m. (01.01.1711-2) Anne Redford of Lincoln
  (B) William Key (b 1692, d 1753/1763, 3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Cowlam (b c1694, d 1761)
  (i) Thomas Key (b 19.08.1716, d 27.02.1764)
  m. Dorothy Hill
  (a) Thomas Key of Fulford (b 18.12.1757, d 05.1838, 2nd son)
  (b) Samuel Key (b 11.04.1763, d 18.01.1835, youngest son)
  BLG1952 suggests that Samuel (d 1838) inherited Fulford from his brother Thomas but the dates given by Maddison suggest otherwise.
  m. Frances Cundell of the Minories, London
  ((1)) Thomas Key of Fulford (b 14.09.1787, d 16.06.1850) had issue (but dspms?)
  m. (16.06.1813) Jane Toovey
  ((2)) Samuel Key of Fulford (b 16.11.1806, d 05.10.1863, cleric, 3rd son) had issue
  m. (20.11.1839) Harriet Lumb (dau of William Lumg of Meadow House in Whitehaven)
  ((3 ))+ other issue - Thomas John (d 1798), Dorothy, Frances, Anne, Catherine, Eleanor, Maria, Elizzaeth, Mary Harriet
  (c)+ other issue - William (b 03.12.1754, d 1788), John (b 26.02.1759, dsp 03.1814), Ellis 'of Leadenham' of Partney (b 14.07.1760, dsp bur 19.02.1799)
  (ii) William Key (b 21.02.1719/20, d unm)
  (iii) Susannah Key (b 25.11.1717, d 1790)
  m. _ Thompson
  (C) Martha Key (b 1698)
  m. _ Cliffe of Lincoln
  (D)+ other issue - Edwad (b 1688), Anne (b 1682), Elizabeth (b 1684), Mary (b 1694), Frances (b 1697)
  b. Elizabeth Key (a 1666)
  m. (c06.1626) Richard Inkersoll of Brant Broughton
  a.+c other issue (a 1616) - Winifred, Susannah
  ii. John Key (a 1581)
  m. Agnes
  a.+ issue - Alexander (bpt 1579?, a 1603), Eleanor (a 1581)
  iii. Thomas Key (a 1581)
  B. Edward Key (a 1538)



'The Pedigree Register' notes that this family's surname is variously given as Kees, Kaes, Keyse, Kays and Keys but titles the pedigree 'Keyes' and starts with ...
Gilbert Kaye of Lewisham, Kent
1. Thomas Kaye of Lewisham (d 1525)
  A. Richard Keys of Brockley & Greenwich a 1545, (Sergeant-at arms for Hemry VIII, Captain of Sandgate Castle)
  m. Mildred Scott (dau of Sir John Scott of Scot's Hall, widow of John Diggs)
  i. Thomas Keys (d 1571, Sergeant Porter to Queens Mary & Elizabeth, MP)
  m1. ??
  a. Thomas Keys (a 1571)
  b Isabel Keys
  m. William St. Leger (son/heir of Sir Anthony St. Leger)
  m2. (1565) Mary Grey (b 1545, dsp 20.4.1578, dau of Henry, Duke of Suffolk by Frances Brandon)
  'The Pedigree Register' (p198) reports that "most of the Pedigrees give the name of Martin Keys as the husband of Lady Mary Grey; this however is manifestly an error".
  ii.+ other issue - William (a 1546), Edward (a 1565), Reginald (a 1574, Lt. of Sandgate Castle), Sibbell (a 1546), daughter

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (originally uploaded 29.01.14 into KZmisc01) : BP1870 ('Key')
(2) For middle section : Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigrees (1903, 'Key of Leadenham, and Water Fulford, co. York')
(3) For lower section : 'The Pedigree Register' (edited by George Sherwood, vol 1, No. 7 (December 1908), 'Keyes', p196+)
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