'Needham4'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Nedham of Allexton, Nedham of Belton, Nedham of Gadesby (Gaddesby), Nedham of Ilston

Nichols identifies the arms of this family as "Argent, a bend engrailed Azure, between two bucks' heads caboshed Sable, attired Or". Visitation (Rutland) statess the eame except to omit the "attired Or" at the end. Visitation (Leicestershire) follows Visitation (Rutland) except to add "a crescent for difference". Note that Nichols and Visitation (Rutland) spell the family name as Nedham whilst Visitation (Leicestershire) gives it as Needham.
Thomas Nedham of Allexton
Nichols shows all Thomas's children as connected to his 2nd wife but identifies Anthony as "son and heir by his 2d wife". The Visitations show Thomas as by the first wife.
m1. ??
1. Thomas Nedham of Belton, Rutland
  m. _ Wilcocks (dau of William Wilcocks of Nossington)
  A. William Nedham of Belton
  m. Anne Lambe (dau of William Lambe of Peterborough)
  i. Francis Nedham of Gadesby, Leicestershire (b c1593, d 08.1656)
  m. Dorothy Chamberlaine (d 10.1682, dau of William Chamberlaine of Tilton)
  a. Francis Nedham of Gaddesby (b 15.06.1633, d 12.04,1692, 3rd son)
  m. Martha Cole (b c1632, d 17.12.1721, dau of Timothy Cole of Cole End)
  (1)+ issue (a 1683, d unm?) - John, George, Martin, Samuel, Martha, Mary
  (7)+ other issue (d young) - Francis (eldest son), William, Thomas, Dorothy
  b. Mary Nedham
  m. Francis Becket of Bedford
  c. Bridget Nedham
  m. Arthur Cloudsley of Melton Mowbray
  d. Dorothy Nedham
  m. Thomas Mason of Ashby Magna
  e. Anne Nedham
  m. Thomas Shore of Boston
  f. Joyce Nedham
  m. Edward Sculthorp (rector of Rettenham)
  g.+ other issue - William (b c1628, a 1630, dvp unm), 5 other sons (dsp - Francis, John, Thomas, Martin, Thomas), Samuel (b c1655, a 1683, youngest son), Elizabeth (a 1683, d unm?)
  ii. William Nedham (b c1597, a 1619)
  iii. Anthony Nedham of London (b c1601)
  m. Frances Butnor (dau of Thomas Butnor of Whitley)
  a. Henry Nedham (b c16258, a 1630)
  iv. Anne Nedham
  m. Thomas Hurley of Lutterworth
  B. Clement Nedham of Gaddesby (Gatesby) (bur 10.11.1626, 3rd son
  m. (01.02.1598-9) Philippa King (dau of William King of Selby (Sileby))
  i.+ issue (a 1619) - Nathaniel (bpt 02.09.1604), William (b 1610), Anne (bpt 03.11.1599)
  C. Dorothy Nedham
  m. Thomas Roberts of Wardley
  D.+ other issue - Francis, Ambrose
m2. _ Parker
2. Anthony Nedham
  A. Dorothy Nedham
  m. Ezekias Watson of Ashby de la Zouch
3. Francis Nedham of Ilston (3rd son of this marriage)
  m. Anne Gamble (dau of Richard Gamble of Burton Overy)
  A. Edward Nedham of Ilston (d 1617)
  m. Anne Shawe (d 1652, dau of Thomas Shawe of Rippingall)
  i. John Nedham (d 1669)
  m. Elizabeth King (d 1639)
  a. Edward Nedham (b c1633, a 1691, 3rd son)
  m. Mary Thorne (b c1635, d 1732)
  (1)+ issue - Thomas (d 1672), Elizab eth (d 1758)
  b.+ other issue - Richard, John, Anne, Elizabeth, Bridget
  ii. Ethelreda Nedham
  m. Philip Guest of Ilston
  iii. Milicent Nedham (d 1633)
  m. John Grace
  iv.+ other issue (a 1619) - Bridget (b c1605), Katharine (b c1607), Mary (b 1611, d 1628)
  B. John Nedham of Burton Overy (a 1630)
m. Isabel Cave (dau of Thomas Cave of Bagrave)
  i.+ issue (a 1619) - Francis (b 1607), Anne, Frances (b c1608), Grace (b c1609), Isabel (b c1610), Susan (b c1611)
  C. Grace Nedham
  m. Clement Deacon of Ilston
4. John Nedham (dsp)
  m. Anne Howett (dau/heir of Everard Howett of Gaddesby)
5. Ambrose Nedham 'of Allexton'
  m. Margery Ashby (dau of Robert Ashby of Quenby)
6. Robert Nedham (youngest son)
  m. Constance
  A. Ismaell Nedham (2nd son)
  m. _ Hobson of Lincolnshire
  B.+ other issue - Francis (dsp by 1619), Caleb (b c1595, a 1619)
7.+ other issue - Edward (dsp), Richard (d unm?)



BLG identifies the arms of this family as "Arg., a bend, engr. az., between two stags' heads, caboshed, sa." which suggests a probable connection with the family shown above.
Matthew Needham
m1. Martha Messiter
1.+ 3 children (d young)
m2. Sarah Lee
4. Matthew Needham of Lenton, Nottinghamshire (d 08.1840)
  m. (1795) Mary Manning (dau/coheir of William Manning of Ormesby (great-grandson of William Manning of Middleton) by Hester, dau of George Smyth of Topcroft by dau of William Churchman of Hillington & sister of Frederick Smyth, Chief Justice of Jersey)
  A. William Needham of Lenton & The Varteg in Monmouthshire (b 30.06.179, d 14.04.1886) had issue (2 daughters)
  m. (12.1836) Camilla Bosanquet (dau of Samuel Bosanquet of Dingestow Court & Forest House)
  B. John Manning Needham (b 1807) had issue
  m. (1831) Jane Fordham (dau of John Fordham)
  C. Anne Needham
  m. (1835) William Enfield (son/heir of Henry of Nottingham)
  D. Lucy Needham
  m. (1827) Richard Martineau of London
  E. Caroline Needham
  F. Mary Needham
  m. (1838) Samuel Greg of Bollington
  G. Ellen Needham
  m. (1841) Henry Enfield of London
5. Anne Needham
  m. Robert Philips of The Park, Lancashire

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 3, part 1, 1800, 'Pedigree of Nedham of Allexton', p14) with input/support from Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, 'Needham'), Visitation (Rutland, 1619, 'Nedham'), History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 3, part 2, 1804, 'Pedigree of Nedham of Gaddesby', p976)
(2) For lower section : BLG1852 ('Needham of Lenton')
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