'Rawley03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Raleigh (Rawley) of Downton, Rawleigh (Rawley) of Fardell, Rawleigh of Smallridge

Note that the following Sir John is not shown by Vivian but only by the pedigree shown in Visitation (1564). Given that we have discounted both the earlier and the later generations of that pedigree, doubt must be felt about the following. However, the apparent fact that there have been confusions with some of the generations should not lead us to ignore all that was reported in that Visitation.
Sir John Rawley
m. Anne Pomeroy (dau of Sir John Pomeroy)
1. Sir Simond Rawley (dsp)
2. Roger Rawley
  m. Elizabeth Chedelwoode (dau of Sir Richard Chedelwoode)
  A. Sir John Rawley
  m. Mary Bygbury (dau/coheir of Sir John Bygbury)
i. Walter Rawley of Fardell
  m. Katharen Prowse
  a. Walter Rawley of Fardell
  m1/2. Alice Carminow (dau of Walter Carminow)
  (1) Walter Rawley or Raleyghe of Fardell
  m. Margaret
## Visitation (1564) shows Walter & Margaret as parents of Wimond of Fardell (m. Elizabeth Edgcombe) & Adam whom we show below.
  m2/1. ?? (dau of Jenkin Pont (?) of Genoa)
  (2) Mary Rawley
3. (Sir) John Rawley 'of Nettlecombe'
  m. Ismay Honnyng (Hanham or Hanning)
  A. Simon Rawley (dsp)
  B. Joan Rawley (d 1435/6)
  m1. (by 1399) Sir John Whalesburgh 'of Whalesborough'
  m2. Sir Thomas Pomeroy



Sir John Rawleigh of Fardell, Devon
m. Matilda Ferrers (dau of William Ferrers)
1. John Rawleigh of Fardell (a 1377)
m. Elizabeth Coplestone (dau of John Coplestone)
  A. Walter Rawleigh of Smallbridge of Fardell
  m. Katherine Champernon (dau of William Champernon)
## Visitation (Wiltshire) shows Walter's wife as Margaert, dau of William Champernon. Vivian names her Katherine. We think that confusion about to her identify could have led to the confusion that appears to have been shown in Visitation (Devon, 1564) (see above) which supports the next few generations. Walter is the first mentioned by MGH which does not name his wife.
  i. Wymund Rawleigh of Fardell, last of Smallbridge named Walter by MGH which is also mentioned as an alternative by Visitation (Wiltshire)
  m. Elizabeth Edgcombe (dau of Sir Richard Edgcombe of Cuttell)
  a. Walter Rawleigh, Rawley or Ralegh of Fardell
  m1. Joan or Alice Drake (d 1530, dau of Sir John Drake of Exmouth)
  (1) George Rawley or Ralegh 'of Cardell' (dspl before 18.03.1596/7) who appears to have married ...
  m. Katharine Gilbert (dau of Otho Gilbert of Compton by Katharine Champernon)
  (2) John Rawley or Ralegh of Ford in Newton Abbot (dsp before 02.08.1588)
  m. Anne Fortescue (dau of Bartholomew Fortescue of Filley)
m2. _ Darrell of London not mentioned by MGH
  (3) Mary Rawleigh mentioned only by Vivian
  m. (13.10.1563) Hugh Snedall of Exeter
  m3. Katharine Champernon (dau of Sir Philip Champernon (Champernowne) of Modbury, widow of Otto Gilbert of Compton)
  (4) Sir Carye or Carew Rawleigh, Rawley or Raleigh of Downton, Wiltshire (b c1550, d 1626-7, MP)
  m. Dorothy Wroughton (dau of William Wroughton of Brodhenton)
  Vivian does not follow this line. The following comes from MGH & Visitation (Wiltshire) & HoP (various).
  (A) Gilbert Rawley or Raleigh of Downton (b c1583, bur 20.01.1629, MP)
  m. (by 1618) Lucy Wroughton (dau of Giles Wroughton of Brodhenton by Catherine Powlet)
  (i) Gilbert Rawley or Raleigh of Downton (b 1622, d 1675, MP)
  m. Elizabeth (possibly dau of James Goddard of South Marston)
  (a) ?? Raleigh (dvp)
  (b) Sir Charles Raleigh of Downton (b c1652, bur 09.05.1698, MP)
  m. (c10.1672) Frances Emle (dau of Robert Ernle of Whitehall & Chalbury (servant to Queen Catherine of Braganza))
  ((1)) Carew Raleigh of Downton (bur 19.03.1709, MP)
  m. (09.02.1697) Mary Chaundler (d 1711, dau or Richard Chaundler, widow of John Young of Idmiston)
  ((A)) daughter
  ((2))+ other issue - 2 sons (dvp), 3 daughters
  (ii)+ other issue - Walter (a 1639), Katherine (b c1617), Anne (b c1620)
(B) Walter Rawley or Raleigh (d 1646, Dean of Wells) had issue
  m. Mary Gibbes
  (C) George Rawley or Raleigh
  (D) Elizabeth Rawley or Raleigh
m. William Wroughton
  (5) Sir Walter Rawley or Raleigh, Governor of Jersey (b 1552, d 29.10.1618, adventurer)§G
  m. Elizabeth Throgmorton (dau of Sir Nicholas Throgmorton (Throckmorton) by Anne Carew)
  (A) Carew Rawley or Raleigh of West Horsley, Surrey (b 1604, bur 01.01.1667-8, youngest son)
  m. Philippa Weston (widow of Sir Anthony Ashley, Bart) ## see here ##
(i) Sir Walter Raleigh or Ralegh of Sandiwell (bur 1660)
  m. Elizabeth Rogers (bpt 11.08.1632, bur 24.02.1696, dau/heir of William Rogers of Sandiwell, m2. Paul Dodwell of Sevenhampton & Sandiwell)
  Vivian ends with this generation. The following comes from MGH.
  (a) Elizabeth Ralegh (bpt 26.08.1649, d before 20.05.1715)
  m1. Sir John Elwes of Grove House, Fulham (dsp bur 06.03.1702)
  m2. Thomas Ralegh of Westminster (bur 14.06.1726, Colonel)
  (b) Philippa Ralegh (a 05.1693)
  m. Oliver Weeks of Tortington (d before 22.10.1689)
  ((1)) Elizabeth Weekes probably of this generation
  m. William Elwes (captain)
  (c) Anne Ralegh (bpt 08.06.1658)
  m. (02.07.1685) William Knight of Barrells (b 1657)
  (d)+ other issue - Carew (b 14.11.1654, dvp 07.09.1660), Henrietta (b 23.05.1660, bur 20.09.1660)
  (ii) Philip Raleigh of Finchley Mere, Surrey (a 1698)
m. (08.02.1667-8) Frances Grenville (dau of Edward Grenville of Foscot (Foxcott))
  (a) Grenville Raleigh (bur 29.12.1717, Captain, 3rd son) had issue
  m. Jane
  (b)+ other issue - Walter (d unm), Brudenell (d before 02.01.1699-1700), Carew (d before 25.05.1698), Frances, Anne, Elizabeth
  (iii) Anne Raleigh (bur 24.01.1708)
  m. Sir Peter Tyrrell, 1st Bart of Hanslape (bur 11.03.1710/1)
  (iv)+ other issue (d unm) - Elizabeth (bpt 16.09.1642, bur 06.01.1653-4), Mary
  (B)+ other issue - Damenei (b c1591, d infant), Walter (bpt 01.11.1593, dvp unm 1616) Damenei mentioned in various web sites
  (6) Margaret Rawley or Raleigh
  m1. Lawrence Radford
  m2. George Hull of Larkbeare
  b. Jane Rawley or Raleigh
  m. John Upton
  ii. Adam Rawleigh

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Frederick Thomas Colby, 1881, Devon, 1564, 'Rawley')
(2) For lower section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Raleigh of Fardell', p638+), MGH (NS1, vol 2 (1876), 'Raleigh Pedigree', p155+) with some support from Visitation (Wiltshire, 1623 (with some additions), 'Raleigh') and, from where shown, from Visitation (Frederick Thomas Colby, 1881, Devon, 1564, 'Rawley')
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