'Lawley01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Lawley of Canwell Priory, Lawley of Spoonhill, Lawley of Wenlock, Wenlock of Houghton Conquest, Wenlock of Wenlock

Richard de Wenlock
m. Joan (bur 09.1327) wife of Richard, presumed mother of ...
1. Richard de Wenlock (a temp Edward III who r. 1327-1377)
  A. William de Wenlock of Wenlock and Luton (d 1392, priest)
  B. Joan de Wenlock
  m. Nicholas Wyvell @@ just below



1. ?? Wyvell
  A. Nicholas Wyvell
  m. Joan de Wenlock (dau of Richard de Wenlock) @@ just above
  i. William Wyvell, later Wenlock of Luton and Houghton Conquest
  m. Margaret Briton (sister of John Briton of Houghton Conquest)
  a. Sir Thomas Wenlock of Houghton Conquest (d before 20.06.1429)
  b. John Wenlock of Houghton Conquest, Lord Wenlock (dsp Tewkesbury 04.05.1471)
  m1. (before 1436) Elizabeth Drayton (d before 12.0.1465/6, dau of Sir John Drayton of Newham by Isabel dau of Sir Maurice Russell of Dyrham, widow of Christopher Preston)
  m2. (after 15.07.1467) Agnes Danvers (dau of John Danvers of Epwell & Colthorpe by Alice Verney)
  B. Thomas Wyvell
  i. Agnes Wyvell
  m. ?? Lawley
  a. William Lawley
  (1) Thomas Lawley of Wenlock - continued below



Thomas Lawley of Wenlock - continued above
1. Edward Lawley of Wenlock
  This may be the Lawley of Wenlock who married Elizabeth Aston though she may have been a wife of his son John.
  A. John Lawley of Wenlock
  m. Mary Cressett (dau of Thomas Cressett of Upton)
i. Thomas Lawley of Wenlock
  Visitation suggests that Thomas was younger than his brother Richard. We follow BP1929 in showing Thomas was the elder son.
  m. Beatrice Hinton (dau of Griffin Hinton)
  a. Sir Thomas Lawley of Wenlock (d 22.02.1621)
  m. Elizabeth Newport (dau of Sir Richard Newport of High Ercall)
  (1) George Lawley of Wenlock (dsp)
  (2) Sir Edward Lawley of Wenlock
  m. Susan Fisher (dau (sb sister?) of Sir Thomas Fisher, Bart of Islington)
  (A) Ursula Lawley (b c1612)
  m1. Sir Roger Bertie (d 15.10.1654)
  Various web sites show that Ursula also married ...
  m2. Sir George Penruddock of Hale
(3) Anna Lawley (dsp)
  (4) Alethea Lawley
  m. Gilbert Millington of Nottinghamshire
  b.+ other issue - Robert, George, John or Jane
  ii. Richard Lawley of St. Poonell or Spoonhill
  m. (1546) Barbara Rudgeley (dau of Edmund Rudgeley or Rugeley by Elizabeth, dau of Robert Walsall)
  a. Francis Lawley of Spoonhill
  m. Elizabeth Newport (dau of Sir Richard Newport of High Ercall)
  (1) Richard Lawley of Spoonhill (dsp 1623)
  m. Alice Coston (dau of John Coston or Caston of Coston)
(2) Sir Thomas Lawley, 1st Bart of Spoonhill (d 19.10.1646)
  m. Anne Manning (d before 19.12.1668, dau of John Manning of Hackney & Cralle, she m2. Sir John Glynne, Lord Chief Justice)
  (A) Sir Francis Lawley of Canwell Priory, 2nd Bart of Spoonhill (b c1630, d 25.10.1696)
  m. (1650) Anne Whitmore (d before 18.12.1718, dau of Sir Thomas Whitmore, 1st Bart)
  (i) Sir Thomas Lawley of Canwell Priory, 3rd Bart of Spoonhill (b c1650, d 30.09.1729)
  m1. Rebecca Winch (dau of Sir Humphrey Winch, Bart, by Rebecca Browne)
(a) Sir Robert Lawley of Canwell Priory, 4th Bart of Spoonhill (d 28.11.1779)
  m. (1726) Elizabeth Blackwell (d 21.03.1774, dau of Sir Lambert Blackwell, 1st Bart, by Elizabeth Herne)
((1)) Sir Robert Lawley of Canwell Priory & Wenlock, 5th Bart (bpt 22.03.1735/6, d 11.03.1793)
  m. (11.08.1764) Jane Thompson (dau of Beilby Thompson of Escrick by Janet (Sarah), dau of Richard Roundell of Hutton Wansley)
  ((A)) Sir Robert Lawley of Canwell Priory, 6th Bart, Lord Wenlock of Wenlock (b 1768, dsp 10.04.1834)
m. (16.09.1793) Anna Maria Denison (d 20.07.1850, dau of Joseph Denison of Denbies by Elizabeth, dau of William Butler)
  ((B)) Sir Francis Lawley of Middleton Hall, 7th Bart (b c1782, dsp 30.01.1851)
  m. (18.05.1815) Mary Anne Talbot (d 21.12.1878, dau of George Talbot of Temple Guiting by Charlotte Drake)
  ((C)) Sir Paul Beilby Lawley of Escrick, later Thompson, 1st Lord Wenlock, later 8th Bart (b 01.07.1784, d 09.05.1852) had issue
  m. (10.05.1817) Caroline Neville (b 06.10.1792, d 02.05.1868, dau of Richard Griffin, 2nd Lord Braybrooke)
  ((D)) Jane Lawley (b c1767, dsp 17.12.1852)
  m. (21.08.1793) Henry Willoughby, 6th Lord Middleton (b 1761, dsp 1835)
  ((E)) Mildred Rebecca Lawley (d 21.10.1831)
  m. (1797) Marmaduke Dayrell of Shudy Camps (d 08.1821)
  ((F))+ other issue (d unm) - Sarah Bettina (d 10.02.1857), Cordelia (d 10.05.1842)
  ((2)) Bettina Lawley
  m. Paul Orchard of Stoke Abbey
  ((3)) Jane Lawley
  (b) Anne Lawley
  m. Sir John Cheshire (dsp 15.05.1738)
(c) Elizabeth Lawley
  m1. Thomas Coton of Coton, Warwickshire
  m2. Sir Nicholas Laws
  (d)+ 11 other children
  m2. (03.03.1711-2) Elizabeth (d 28.01.1739/40, widow of _ Perkins, she m3. Mark Halfpenn)
  (o) George Bateman Lawley
  m. (1738) Mary Tomlinson
(p) Judith Lawley (b c1714, d 23.04.1752)
  m1. Richard Coningsby, 2nd Lord of Clanbrassil (dsp 18.12.1729)
  m2. Joseph Butler of London (d 03.09.1737)
  (ii) Anne Lawley not mentioned by BP1929, identified Visitation as eldest daughter
  m. Sherington Talbot, younger of Laycock (dvpsp)
(iii) Mary Lawley (d 24.08.1694)
  m. (10.07.1692, sp) Sir John Verney, later 1st Viscount of Fermanaghh (b 1640, d 23.06.1717)
  (iv) Esther Lawley
  m. Robert Palmer (son of Sir Lewis, Bart of Carlton)
  (v) Margaret Lawley
  m1. Leonard Powell (son of Sir Nathaniel, Bart)
  m2. Sir Nathan Wright, Bart of Southall (b c1684, d 1737)
  (vi)+ other issue - Francis (d unm), Richard of Ealing (dsp), Elizabeth (dsp), Frances
  (B) Thomas Lawley (d unm)
  (C) Elizabeth Lawley
  m. William Cecil (son of William, 2nd Earl of Salisbury)
  (3) Jane Lawley
  m. Stephen Smallman of Wildertop
  (4)+ other issue - George (dsp by 1623), Maria (a 1623)
  b. Elizabeth Lawley
  c. Alice Lawley
  m. Thomas Salter of Oswaldestre
  d. Mary Lawley
  m. Thomas Berisford

Main source(s):
(1) Upper sections on Wenlock & Wyvell : TCP (Wenlock)
(2) Lower section : BP1929 (Wenlock), Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, Lawley of Wenlock and of Sponhill near Wenlock) with support from TCB (vol ii, Lawley of Spoonhill)
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