'Lechmere1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Lechmere of Fownhope, Lechmere of Hanley Castle, Lechmere of Lechmere Place, Lechmere-Charlton of Ludford, Lechmere of Severn End, Pateshall of Allensmore

Commoners reported that "Lech is a branch of the Rhine which parts from it at Wyke and, running westward, falls into the Maes before Rotterdam." and that this "family came from the Low Countries and, serving under William the Conqueror, obtained from that victorious prince lands in Hanley, Worcestershire".
Adam de Lechmere of Hanley
1. Robert or Wilkin de Lechmere of Hanley (a temp Edward II who r. 1307-1327)
A. Henry Lechmere
  m. Alice
  i. Robert Lechmere
  a. ?? Lechmere
  (1) ?? Lechmere
  (A) Richard Lechmere
  m. (1505-6) Joan Whitmore (dau of John Whitmore of Hanley)
  Commoners jumps from this generation to Edmund who died in 1650. Visitation starts with the following Thomas. The dates suggest that Richard and Joan were probably parents of ...
  (i) Thomas Lechmere of Lechmere Place in Hanley
  m. ?? Walsh (dau of ?? Walsh of Sheldesley Walsh)
  (a) Richard Lechmere of Lechmere Place (d 18.03.1568) - continued below
  m. Margery Rock (d by 1574, dau of Thomas Rock of Ripple)



Richard Lechmere of Lechmere Place (d 18.03.1568) - continued above
m. Margery Rock (d by 1574, dau of Thomas Rock of Ripple)
1. Edmund Lechmere of Lechmere Place
  m. (c1575) Anne Dingley (dau of Henry Dingley by Mary Nevile)
A. Edmund Lechmere of Lechmere Place (d 31.07.1650)
  m. Margaret Overbury (b 1591-2, d 14.03.1634, dau of Sir Nicholas Overbury, Chief Justice in Wales)
  i. Sir Nicholas Lechmere 'of Hanley Castle' (b 1613-4, d 30.04.1701, baron of the Exchequer)
  m. Penelope Sandys (dau of Sir Edwyn Sandys of Northborne)
  a. Edmund Lechmere of Hanley Castle (d 1703)
  m. Lucy Hungerford (dau of Sir Anthony Hungerford of Farley Castle)
  (1) Anthony Lechmere of Severn End in Hanley Castle (b c1674, d 1720)
  m. Anne Foley (dau of Thomas Foley of Stoke Edith)
  (A) Edmund Lechmere of Severn End in Hanley Castle
  m1. Elizabeth Charlton (dau of Sir Blundel Charlton, Bart of Ludford)
  (i) Nicholas Lechmere of Hanley Castle, later Lechmere-Charlton of Ludford (b 1733)
  The following comes from Commoners (vol 1, Charlton of Ludford).
  m. Susanna Case (dau of Jesson Case of Powych)
  (a) Edmund Lechmere-Charlton of Ludford Park (b 20.09.1789)
(b)+ other issue - Francis (b 1790), Emma (d 1801)
  m2. Elizabeth Whitmore (dau of Rev. John Whitmore of Fenny Compton)
  (ii) Sir Anthony Lechmere, 1st Bart (b 02.11.1766, d 25.03.1849)
  m1. (15.05.1787) Mary Berwick (d 03.12.1820, dau of Joseph Berwick of Hallow Park)
(a) Sir Edmund Hungerford Lechmere, 1st Bart (b 25.05.1792, d 02.04.1856) had issue
  m. (1819) Maria Clare Murray (d 29.01.1865, dau of Hon. David Murray)
  (b) Anthony Berwick Lechmere (b 28.05.1802, d 08.10.1878, Canon of Worcester)
  m. (11.10.1842) Emily Mary Darell (d 18.03.1869, dau of Sir Harry Verelst Darell, Bart)
  (c) Eliza Anne Lechmere
  m. (14.02.1837) Samuel Wall of Worthy Place
  (d) Emma Catherine Lechmere (d 22.11.1885)
  m. (09.08.1852) William Candler of Malvern Link (dsp 08.04.1865, Comm. RN)
(e)+ other issue - Sarah (d 13.02.1864), Frances (d 29.01.1847), Jemima Isabella Mary (d unm 26.01.1886), Georgiana Felicia (b c1806, d unm 09.09.1886)
  m2. (08.09.1823) Eleanor Villiers (d 20.08.1857, dau of Bayley Villiers of Gloucester)
  (2) Nicholas Lechmere, Lord Lechmere of Evesham (b 1675, dsp 18.06.1727, Attorney General)
  m. (13.04.1718) Elizabeth Howard (d 10.04.1739, dau of Charles Howard, Earl of Carlisle)
  (3) Thomas Lechmere (b 18.06.1683, d 04.06.1765, 5th son, in America) had issue
  m. Anne Winthrop (dau (sb niece) of the Governor of Connecticut)
  (4) Richard Lechmere (d 07.01.1775) had issue (1 son)
  m. Elizabeth (widow of Thomas Swift)
  (5) Lucy Lechmere probably of this generation
  m. Rowland Berkeley of Cotheridge
  (6) Penelope Lechmere (bur 24.07.1730) apparently of this generation
  m. (after 15.10.1701) William Scudamore of Kentchurch (d 1741)
(7) Isabella Lechmere (b c1689, bur 14.08.1729) probably of this generation
  m. (mcrt 24.06.1678) Richard Barneby of Brockhampton (bpt 15.10.1644, d 14.02.1719-20)
  (8)+ other issue - Edmund (d 16.01.1703), William (d unm)
  b. Sandys Lechmere of Fownhope (d 1694)
  m. Joanna Clarke (dau of Robert Clarke, widow of John Holmes)
  (1) Nicholas Lechmere of Fownhope (b c1685, d 1711)
  m. Martha Scudamore (dau of John Scudamore of Treworgan)
  (A) Scudamore Lechmere of Fownhope (bpt 08.11.1711, bur 23.12.1761)
  m. (30.07.1743) Jane Pateshall (bur 12.12.1773, dau of Edmund Patteshall of Allensmore)
  (i) John Lechmere of Fownhope (d 01.1801)
  m. Catherine Withmore (dau of John Withmore of The Haywood)
  (a) Capel Lechmere of Fownhope Court (d 23.07.1841) had issue
  m. (26.05.1817) Mary Walker of Mondiford
  (ii) Edmund Lechmere, later Pateshall of Allensmore (d 04.11.1790)
  The following is supported by Robinson (Hereford, Pateshall of Puddleston and Allensmore).
  m. Ann Burnam (d 1820, dau of William Burnam of Westington Court)
  (a) Edmund Pateshall, later Pateshall-Burnam of Allensmore (b 03.12.1778, dsp 06.1848)
  m. (1804/12.03.1812) Milborough Ingram (d 15.05.1865, dau of Rev. James Ingram of Burford)
  (b) William Lechmere or Pateshall of Hereford had issue
  m. Elizabeth Cheen (dau of Michael Cheen or Cheese of King's Pyon)
  (c) John Scudamore-Lechmere Pateshall had issue
  m. Mary Williams (dau of Rev. J. Williams of Shobdon)
  (d) Ann Lechmere or Pateshall
  m. Rev. John Jones
  (e) Martha Lechmere or Pateshall
m. Thomas Williams
  (f)+ other issue - Nicholas (d 1854, Rear Admiral RN), Edwyn Sandys (d 1819, Captain), Thomas Allen (d 1846), Walter (d unm 1820)
  (iii) Edwyn Sandys Lechmere had issue
  m. Elizabeth Jones (d 1822, dau of Rev. _ Jones of Foy)
  (a) Mary Lechmere possibly of this generation
  m. (23.03.1818) Henry Unett of Freen's Court
  (iv) Thomas Allen Lechmere (5th son) had issue
  m. Jane Withmore (dau of John Withmore of The Haywood)
  (v)+ other issue - Nicholas, 2 daughters
  ii. Thomas Lechmere of London (d before 04.1670)
  m. Anne Taylor (dau of Randolph Taylor of London)
  iii. Anne Lechmere
  m. Thomas Russell (brother of Sir William)
  iv.+ other issue - Edmund, Mary, Margaret, Elizabeth, Frances, Jane
2.+ other issue - Richard, Frances, Joan, Eleanor, Frances, Mary, Winifred

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 1, Pateshall of Allensmore), Visitation (Worcestershire, 1634, Lechmere), BP1934 (Lechmere) with a little support from BLG1952 (Lechmere of Fownhope Court)
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