'Mitford1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Mitford of Mitford (Metforth), Mitford of Ponteland (Pont Eland)

BP1934 (Redesdale) reports that "The ancestor of this family was in possession of Mitford Castle in the time of Edward the Confessor" (who r. 1042-1066) and reports that the following Sir John (a temp Conquest) was ancestor of the later Mitfords of Mitford Castle. Hodgson starts with 2 brothers whom we show as sons of ...
?? de Mitford
1. Sir John de Mitford of Mitford (a 1066)
  A. Sybil de Mitford
  m. Richard Bertram ("son of the lord of Dignam, in Normandy")
2. Matthew de Mitford
  A. Nicholas de Mitford
  Hodgson shows both Nicholas and a Peter de Mitford as father of ...
  i. Eustace de Mitford
  a. Hugh de Mitford the first reported by Marshall
  m. Christiana
  (1) Adam de Mitford
  (A) Roger de Mitford
  (i) Gilbert de Mitford (a 1345)
  (a) Sir John de Mitford of Mitford, Sheriff of Northumberland (d 16.07.1409) - continued below



Sir John de Mitford of Mitford, Sheriff of Northumberland (d 16.07.1409) - continued above
1. William de Mitford, Sheriff of Northumberland (dvp 1409)
  m. Margery or Margaret Lisle (dau of Sir Robert Lisle of Woodburn & Felton)
  A. John de Mitford of Mitford, Sheriff of Northumberland (b 08.04.1402, d 06.05.1457)
  m. Constance Ogle (dau of Sir Robert Ogle)
  i. John Mitford of Mitford & Molesden (b 1433, d Towton 29.03.1461)
m. _ Welteden (dau of Thomas Welteden)
  a. Bertram Mitford of Mitford
  m. Margaret Lisle (dau of ?? Lisle of Felton)
  (1) Gawen Mitford of Mitford (d 1550)
  m. (Margaret) Foster (sister of Sir Thomas Foster or Forster of Etherstone)
(A) Cuthbert Mitford of Mitford (Metforth) (b c1520, d after 1592)
  (p?)/m1. Ann Wallis (dau of _ Wallis or Walleis of Akeld)
  (i) Robert Mitford of Mitford (b c1537, d 1625)
  Marshall reports that "This Roberte was borne out of wedlocke." BLG1952 & Hodgson mention attempts by Anthony Mitford of Ponteland to have Robert deemed illegitimate so that he could claim his estate.
  m. Jane Mitford (dau of John Mitford of Seghill or Seighill or Seighall)
  (a) Cuthbert Mitford of Mitford (dvp 11.1613)
  m. Mary Wharton (d 11.1613, dau of Christopher Wharton of Offerton)
  ((1)) Robert Mitford of Mitford Castle (b 1612, d 28.06.1674)
  m. Philadelphia Wharton (dau of Humphrey Wharton of Gillingwood)
  (b) Barbara Mitford
  m. George Fenwicke of Langshawe
  (c) Elinor Mitford
  m. Daniell Collingwood of Branton
  (d) Margaret Mitford
m. Nicholas Heron of Pigdon
  (e) Isabell Mitford
  m. Richard Osmotherley
  (f)+ other issue - John, William (rector of Kirby Overcar, had issue)l
  (ii) Isabell Mitford
  m. Cuthbert Ogle of Chapington or Choppington
  (iii) Jane Mitford identified by Hudspeth source as "natural daughter"
  m. Thomas Hudspeth of Corbridge
  (iv) Margaret Mitford
  m. Thomas Pye of Newminster Abbey
  m2. Isabella Fenwick (dau of Martin Fenwick of East Hedwin & Burroden)
  (B)+ other issue - Robert, Margery
  (2) Margaret Mitford
  m. George Parkinson
  (3) Joan Mitford
  m. _ Aytoun
2. Alexander (or Andrew) de Mitford (a 1367)
  BLG1952 shows Anthony and Hodgson shows Alexander of this generation as ancestor of the Mitfords of Ponteland. Marshall, who provides the following in the section on 'Errington', shows Alexander as son rather than brother of William.
  A. John Mitford of Ponte Eland (Ponteland)
m. Joan Heslerigg (dau of Robert Heslerigg by Christiana, dau/heir of Nicholas de Eland son of Peter son of Richard de Eland)
  i. Alexander Mitford
  a. John Mitford (d 1496-7)
  (1) Oswald Mitford
  m. Anna Errington (dau/heir of _ Errington of Newbiggin)
  (A) Anthony Mitford 'of Ponteland'
  m. Anna Cheney (dau of _ Cheney of Cheney or Cheyney)
  (i) Jasper Mitford of Ponteland (Pont Eland)
  m. Margaret Hedworth (dau of Ralfe Hedworth of Herverton)
  (a) Margaret Mitford
  m. Mark Errington of Ponteland (a 1615)
3. Sir Robert de Mitford of Seghill (b c1395, d 1452) possibly fits here?? wholly speculative!
4. Margaret Mitford
  m. Sir John De La Val (son of Sir Robert)
5. Alice Mitford
  m. (1386) John Whitfield (son of Matthew of Whitfield)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (first uploaded 30.03.14) : 'A History of Northumberland' (Rev. John Hodgson, Part 2 vol 2, 1832, 'Pedigree of Mitford of Mitford', pp45-46)
(2) For lower section (first uploaded 16.08.04, expanded 30.03.14) : 'A History of Northumberland' (Rev. John Hodgson, Part 2 vol 2, 1832, 'Pedigree of Mitford of Mitford', p46), BLG1952 (Mitford of Mitford), Visitation (George Marshall (1878), Northumberland, 1615, 'Mitford' & 'Errington') with input/support as reported above
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