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Families covered: Meautis (Meautys) of Westham (West Ham)

Clutterbuck identifies the arms of this family as "Azure, an unicorn rampant Erminois". Visitation (1612) identifies them as "Azure, a unicorn salient erminois" impaling those of Glover ("sable a chevron ermine between three crescents argent, a bordure, or") and reports that the following John "borne in the Duchey of Normandy in Fraunce, Came into England with K. Henry the 7th and was his Secretary for the French tonge".
John Meautis
1. Thomas Meautis of Westham, Essex
  m. Elizabeth Foxley of Blakesley
  A. Sir Peter Meautis of Westham (a temp Henry VIII who r. 1509-1547, Ambassador to France)
m1. Jane Asteley (or Asheley) of London
  i. Henry Meautis of Westham
  Visitation (1558) identifies Henry's wife Anne as dau of Sir John Jarmyn of Britwall Hall, Visitation (1612) as dau of Sir John Jermy of Brightwell (see Jermy2). Provisionally we follow Clutterbuck in identifying her as ...
  m. Anne Jarmyn (dau of John Jarmyn of Gritwell Hall)
  a. Thomas Meautis of Westham (a 1614)
  m. Elizabeth Coningsby (dau of Sir Henry Coningsby of North Mymes)
(1) Henry Meautis of Westham (a 1634)
  m. Elizabeth Glover (dau of Sir William Glover of London)
  (A)+ issue - Henry, Anne
  (2) Edmond or Edmund Meautis
  m. Mary Farmor (du/coheir of John Farmor or Farmer (doctor))
  (3) Thomas Meautis (a 1624, a clerk of HM's Privy Council)
  m. Anne Bacon (dau of Sir Nathaniel Bacon (by Jane Meautis), m2. Sir Harbottle Grimston)
  (A) Jane Meautis (d unm)
  (4) Elizabeth Meautis
  m. John Claxton of Livermore
  (5) Ann Meautis
  m. William Glover of Middlesex (son of Sir William)
  (6) Frances Meautis
  m. Sir John Thorowgood (son of William of Norwich)
  (7)+ other issue - illip, John
  b. Henry Meautis
  Visitation (1558) identifies Henry's wife Mary as dau of Edward Heare of Morley, Visitation (1612) as dau of Edward Eyre of Farley. Provisionally we follow Clutterbuck in identifying her as ...
  m. Mary Hare (dau of Edward Hare of Harley)
  (1)+ issue - Henry, Edmond
  c. Peter Meautis
  m. Jane Coult (dau of John Coult or Colte of Sussex)
  (1) Peter Meautis
d. Margaret Meautis
  m. Thomas Wilson
  ii. Thomas Meautis
  iii. Hercules Meautis 'of West Ham'
  m. Phillippa Cooke (dau of Sir Richard Cooke of Geddy Hall)
  a. Sir Thomas Meautis (a 1614)
b. Jane Meautis
  m1. Sir William Cornwallis
  m2. Sir Nathaniel Bacon of Culford
  c. Frances Meautis (d 18.11.1627)
  Visitation (1558) reports that Francis (sic) m1. _ Sewte (?Swete) m2. "Tho. Sewte, 2nd to ye E. of Sussex". Visitation (1612) reports that Frauncis (sic) m1. Sewte m2. "Robert Erle of Sussex". Cl;utterbuck reports that Frances m. Edward, son of John Shute. We presume to show that her husbands were ...s
  m1. Edward Shute (son of John)
  m2. (12.1623, sp) Robert Ratcliffe, 5th Earl of Sussex
  iv. Frances Meautis
  m. Henry Howard, Viscount Bindon
  m2. Jane Angersley of Sussex
  B.+ other issue - John, Phillip

Main source(s): Visitation (Essex, 1558 & 1612, 'Meautis'), 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Hertford' (Robert Clutterbuck, vol 1 (1815), 'Pedigree of the Family of Meautys', p93)
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