'May01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: May of Mayfield, May of Pachley, May (Maye) in Sussex, May of Tisehurst

Richard Maye of Wadehurst, Sussex  
1. Thomas Maye of Wadehurst
  A. Thomas Maye of Tysehurst, Sussex
  m. Margaret Whitfeld (dau of Robert Whitfeld of Wadehurst)
  i. Thomas May of Tysehurst
  m. Jane Wyburne (dau of William Wyburne of Kent)
  a. Thomas May of Pachley, Sussex (d 09.07.1610)
  m. Anne Stapley (dau of Anthony Stapley or Staple of Framfield)
  (1) Anthony May of Pachley, Sheriff of Sussex & Surrey (d 14.06.1636)
  m1. Audrey Wildegose (dau of Sir John Wildgose of Iredge)
  m2. Joan Roberts (dau of Walter Roberts of Borsell)
  (A) Edward May of Pachley (b c07.06.1626, d 1671)
  m1. Mary Alchorne (dau of Thomas Alchorne)
  (i)+ issue - Mary, Anne
  m2. Anne Shepherd (b 1619-20, d 10.04.1694, dau of John Shepherd of London)
  (iii) Susanna May (b c1753, d 09.08.1718)
  m. (18.03.1685-6) Sir Richard May (recorder & MP for Chichester)
  (iv)+ other issue - Thomas (b c1651, d by 1674), Edward (b c1663, d 07.11.1685), Hester
  (B) Adrian May (a 1634)
  (2) Herbert May of Burwash
  m. Elizabeth Newton (dau of William Newton)
  (A)+ issue (a 1634) - William (b c1617), Herbert, Anthony
  (3) Henery May
  m. Mildred Olly (dau of Robert Olly)
  (4) Elizabeth May
  m. Richard Cockram of Rye
  (5) Rebecca May
  m. Edward Penshaw (minister)
  (6) Jane May
  m. Christopher Bell of London
  (7) Anne May
  m. John Wood
  (8) Frances May
  m. Francis Leiff of Astling
  b. Abraham May of Citchingham, Sussex (4th son)
  m. Margery Roberts (dau of John Roberts of Boresell, m2. William Slowman)
  (1) Richard May of London (a 1638, 3rd son)
  m. Anne Rogers (dau of William Rogers of Wernall)
  (A)+ issue - Richard, Abraham, Thomas, Mary, Anne
  (2) Elizabeth May
  m. William Hunt of Dalehill
(3) Anne May
  m. Joseph Levett
  (4) Barbara May
  m. _ Bokes of Sussex
  (5) Frances May
  m. Christopher Fowle of Tisehurst
  (6)+ other issue - Thomas, Walter in Ireland
  c.+ other issue - George (dsp), Jeromy (dsp), Anne, Margery, Margaret, Dorothy, Anne
  ii. George Maye of Burgherst or Burgwashe
  m. Elizabeth Henley (dau of John Henley of Cranbrooke)
  a. Sir Thomas Maye of Mayfield, Sussex
  m1/2. Jane Sands (dau of Sir Michael Sands of Throwley)
  m2/1. Barbara Rich (sister of Sir Robert Rich of Harndon)
  (1) Thomas Maye (b 1595, d 13.11.1650, poet & historian) dates from Wikipedia
(2) George Maye of Orssutt, Essex (a 1634)
  m. Anne
  b.+ other issue - Margaret, Jane
  B. William Maye
  i. Thomas Maye
  ii. Richard Maye of London (d 1587-8)
  The following is supported by CountyGen (Sussex, Berry).
  m. Mary Hillardson or Hillersden (dau of John Hillersden of Membland, brother of Thomas) ## see here ##
  a. John May of Runmark or Rawmere, Susex (d 1630, 4th son)
  The following is partly supported by BLG1952 ('Knight of Chawton') & CountyGen (Kent, Berry, 1830, p50).
m. Elizabeth Hill of London
  (1) Thomas May
  m. Margaret Austin (dau of John Austin of Shalford)
  (2) John May (3rd son?)
  m. Constance
(A) Sir Thomas May (dsp 1710)
  (3) Christopher May of Greenwich (d 1691, 8th son)
  m. Dorothy Prude
  (A) Thomas May (dsp 1693)
  (B) Ann May
  m. William Broadnax or Brodnax of Godmersham (d 1726)
(4) Mary May
  m1. William Smyth of Binderton
  m2. Sir Christopher Lewkenor (not Lee) of West Dean
  (5) Elizabeth May
  m. Francis Pratt of Battersey
  (6) Jane May
  m. Joseph Henshaw, Bishop of Peterborough
(7) Ann May (d 1686) probably of this generation
  m. Sir John Farington (b c1609, d 1685)
  (8)+ other issue - Adrian (Groome), Richard, Humffrey, William, Hugh
  b. Sir Humphrey May of Carrow Priory (bpt 10.01.1574, d 09.06.1630, Vice Chamberlain, Master of the Rolls, MP, youngest son)
  The following comes from HoP ('Sir Algernon May') and connected pages.
  m1. (by 23.05.1611) Jane Uvedale (d 05.1615, dau of Sir William Uvedale of Wickham)
(1) son
  m2. (03.2.1616) Judith Poley (d 09.06.1661, dau of Sir William Poley of Buxted)
  (2) Baptist May probably of this generation
  partner unknown
  (A) (Lady) Isabella May (d 03.04.1730, "first-cousin to John (Hervey), 1st Earl of Bristol")
  MGH (NS4 vol 2, 1908, p113) reports that Isabella was "granted the title and precedence of an Earl's da. by King Charles II" and reports that she married as follows.
  m1. Henry Felton (Rector of Long Melford, son of Sir Henry of Playford by Susan Tollemache)
m2. (22.05.1704) John Turnor of Langham
  (3) Sir Algernon May of Old Windsor (Berkshire) & Ampton (Suffolk) (b c1625, d 25.07.1704, MP, youngest son)
  m. (15.06.1662) Dorothy Reynolds (dau of James Reynolds of Castle Camps (Cambridgeshire), sister/heir of John, widow of Sir James Calthorpe of Cockthorpe)
  (A) son probably the Charles who married ...
  m. Eleanora Franklin (dsp, dau of Sir Richard Franklin of Moore Park, 1st Bart)
  (B) daughter probably the Ann who married ...
  m. Thomas Lee
  (4) Isabella May (d 05.06.1686) probably of this generation
  m. (1658) Sir Thomas Hervey of Ickworth (b 25.05.1625, d 27.05.1694)
  (5)+ 3 other sons and 6 other daughters
  c. Elizabeth May (bur 11.08.1643) mentioned by Visitation but not by Berry
  m. (06.09.1584) Sir Baptist Hicks, 1st Viscount Campden (b c1551, d 18.10.1629)
  d. Dorothy May mentioned by Visitation but not by Berry
  m. Thomas Bennet, Sheriff of London (d 19.04.1620)
  e.+ other issue - Richard, William, son (dvp)



Noting that there was a May(e) of Mayfield (in Sussex) above, the following Mays are thought likely to have been connected to above family.
Edward May (settled in Ireland)
1. Edward May of Gracedieu
  A. James May of Mayfield, co. Waterford (d 1729)
  m. Letitia Ponsonby (dau of William Ponsonby, Viscount Duncannon)
i. Sir James May, 1st Bart of Mayfield (d 07.11.1811)
  m. Anne Moore (dau of Thomas Moore of Marlfield)
  a. Sir James Edward May, 2nd Bart of Mayfield (dspl 28.07.1814)
  BEB1841, which showed that Edward had 3 younger brothers (Humphrey, Thomas & Charles), reported that the baronetcy expired when he died but TCB, which referred to that report, specifically contradicted it.
  p/m. Elizabeth Lumley (dau of Francis Lumley of Passage by Catherine, dau of Lionel Izod)
  It appears that (James) Edward & Elizabeth did marry but not until after their children were born.
  (1) Sir Stephen Edward May (b c1781, d 28.10.1845) who apparently married ...
  m. (17.01.1820) Frances Stella Nixon (dau of Rev. Brinsley Nixon of Painstown)
  (2) Edward May (b c1783, rector in Belfast)
  (3) Anna May (d 06.02.1849)
  m. (08.08.1795) George Augustus Chichester, 2nd Marquess of Donegall (b 13/4.10.1769, d 05.10.1844)
(4) Elizabeth May
  m. Thomas Verner of Church Hill
  b. Sir Humphrey May, 3rd Bart of Mayfield, Sheriff of co. Waterford (dsp 1819)
  m. (c07.1784) Jane Grueber (d 30.09.1834, dau of Rev. James Grueber by Dorcas, dau of John Smyth of Violetstown)
  c. Thomas May (dsp 1810, rector of Clonmel)
  m. (1779) Brabazon Carr (d before 07.05.1819, dau of Rev. Thomas Carr by Anne, dau of William Wall of Coolmamuchy)
  d. Charles May (dvp unm)
  e. Sir George May of Clonegham, 4th Bart of Mayfield (b c1763, d unm 1834)
  f. Mary May (d 02.1836)
  m. (06.1778) Nicholas Loftus Tottenham (b 1745, d 11.03.1823)
  ii. Elizabeth Richards May
  m. (12.11.1745) Thomas Carew of Ballinamona

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 03.04.08) : Visitation (Sussex, 1530+1633-4, May) with a little input from Visitation (Sussex, 1662, May of Pashley in Ticehurst)
(2) For lower section (added 19.05.08) : BEB1841 (May of Mayfield), TCB (vol V, p 367, May)
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