'Rhodes1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rodes of Barlborough, Rhodes of Bellair, Rhodes of Modbury, Rodes of Stavely Woodthorpe, Rodes of Thorp

(1) Most of the sources used for this family spell the family name "Rodes". We (provisionally) use "Rhodes" for the page title simply because that is the spelling most known nowadays, possibly mainly because of one man, Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902).
(2) The family descended from Gerard de Rodes who moved to England from Normandy in the time of Henry II (who r. 1154-1189) was probably either of the family of the Counts d'Armagnac & Rodes (Rhodes) or of a family of hereditary knights in Flanders.
Thomas de Rodes of Thorp near Rotheram, Yorkshire
1. William de Rodes of Thorp
  m. Anne Cachehorse (dau/heir of John Cachehorse of Staveley Woodthorpe)
  A. John Rodes of Stavely Woodthorpe, Derbyshire
  i. John Rodes of Stavely Woodthorpe
  a. Robert Rodes of Stavely Woodthorpe
  m. Elizabeth Wasse
  (1) John Rodes of Stavely Woodthorpe, Sheriff of Derbyshire (a 1591) the first mentioned by FMG
  m1. Attelina Hewit (dau of Thomas Hewit of Wallis or Wales in Yorkshire)
  (A) Francis Rodes of Stavely Woodthorpe & Barlborough Hall (judge) - continued below
  m1. Elizabeth Sandford (dau of Brian Sandford of Thorp Salvine)
  m2. Mary Charlton (dau of Francis Charlton of Appley)
  m2. Joan Mould (dau of John Mould of London)
  (B) Richard Rodes



Francis Rodes of Stavely Woodthorpe & Barlborough Hall (d before 28.04.1591, judge) - continued above
m1. Elizabeth Sandford (dau of Brian Sandford of Thorp Salvine)
1. Sir John Rodes of Barlborough, Sheriff of Derbyshire (b c1562, d 16.09.1639)
  m1. (sp(s)) Anne Benson (dau of George Benson of Hugill by Elizabeth, dau of Robert Braithwaite of Ambleside)
  m2. Dorothy Savile (dau of George Savile of Wakefield, grandson of Sir John of Thornhill)
  A. John Rodes of Horbury or Harbury, Yorkshire (b c1591)
  John was disinherited by his father. FMG & Visitation (Derbyshire) report that he married ...
  m1/2. Margaret Nevile (dau of Henry Nevile of Chevet)
  i. John Rodes of Horbury (a 1695)
  a.+ daughters
  ii. Francis Rodes
  a.+ "several sons"
  Commoners (vol III, Rhodes of Bellair and Shapwick) mentions that the above John Rodes of Horbury has been identified as the same person as John Rhodes of Modbury, Devon. BEB1841 reports that "There is the strongest presumptive evidence that this John Rodes was the founder of the Devonshire family of Bellair". The following comes from that article in Commoners.
m2/1. (1610) Blanch Hamlyn
  iii. Ambrose Rhodes in Christiana, Norway (d c1661)
  m. (1638) _ Rhodius (dau of Ambrosius Rhodius, possibly by Catherine, dau of John Zanger)
  a. Ambrose Rhodes of Modbury (b 1640, d 1689)
  m1. (1663) Elizabeth Baker (d 1664)
  m2. (1667) Juliana Prestwood (dau of Thomas Prestwood of Whitford & Baterford)
  (1) Ambrose Rhodes of Modbury (b c1668, d 1739)
  m. (1703) Elizabeth Prestwood (dau of George Prestwood of Whitford & Baterford)
  (A) Ambrose Rhodes of Buckland House, Buckland Toussaint (d 1777)
  m. (1726) Sarah Andrew (dau/heir of Solomon Andrews of Lyme Regis)
  (i) Ambrose Andrew Rhodes of Bellair (Devon) & Modbury (d unm 1800)
  (ii) Mary Rhodes (d young)
  (B) George Rhodes of Modbury (b c1703, d 1772)
  m. (1740) Elizabeth Baker (dau of Archdeacon _ Baker, sister of Sir George, Bart)
(i) George Rhodes (b 1743, vicar of Colyton Shute & Mockton)
  m. Elizabeth Sleech (dau of Rev, John Sleech)
  (a) George Ambrose Rhodes of Bellair & Shapwick (a 1800)
  (b) John Henry Rhodes (Captain RN, 5th son)
  m. Barbara Clay (dau/heir of Charles Clay of Ryllin)
  (c) Charlotte Anna Rhodes
  m. John Gustavus Ferriman of Rhodeville
  (d) Sarah Baker Rhodes
  m. Henry Wolcombe (vicar of Pillaton, brother of John of Ashbury)
(e)+ other issue - John (d young), Ambrose William (d 1818, Rev.), Charles Sleech (d St. Sebastian 31.08.1813, Captain), Baker (d young), Edward Duncan (rector of Ermington), Elizabeth Maria, Susannah Loveday, Frances Bridget (d 1832), Mary Sleech (d 1828), Catehrine Philippa (d young)
  (ii) Bridget Rhodes
  m. Broderick Hartwell of Bellair (brother of Sir Francis, Bart)
  (iii) Prestwood Rhodes
  m. _ Paulin of London
  (iv) Honora Rhodes
  m. _ Woldridge (vicar of Maker (near Plymouth))
  (a) Honora Woldriege
  m. _ Barclay (General)
  ((1)) Honora Barclay
  m. Rev. Forester Leighton, grandson (not son) of Sir Edward, Bart of Loton Park)
  (v)+ other issue - Ambrose George, Hele (d infant), William, Thomas (d young), George Hele (b 1756, d 8126)
  (2) Alice Rhodes
  m. Richard Collins of Modbury
(A) Phillis Collins
  m. _ Hurrel of Totness
  (i) Phillis Hurrel
  m. Thomas Froude of Edmesson
  (a) _ Froude of Edmesson (Archdeacon)
Visitation (Derbyshire) & Visitation (Nottinghamshire) identify SIr John's next wife as Frances Moore of York but Commoners, FMG & BEB1841 identify her as follows, supported by TCP (Langdale), where she is named Catherine rather than Frances, and TCB (vol 2, Rodes).
  m3. Frances Constable (dau of Marmaduke Constable of Holderness, relict of Henry Cheek)
  B. Sir Francis Rodes, 1st Bart of Barlborough, Derbyshire (d 02.1645)
  m. Elizabeth Lassells (d 1666, dau/heir of Sir George Lassells or Lascells of Sturton & Gateford)
  C. Catherine Rodes
  m. (16.02.1606-7) Sir John (not George) Hotham of Scoroboro', Bart
  D. Priscilla Rodes (bur 06.11.1664)
  m. John Bright of Middlethorpe
  E. Anne Rodes
  m. John Walthal of London
  F. Lennox Rodes
  m. (12.09.1626) Sir Marmaduke Langdale, 1st Lord
G.+ other issue - George (bur 27.12.1665), Henry (a 1634, d unm), Elizabeth (dsp), Mary (dp), Gertrude (a 1650, d unm?)
  Not mentioned by either Commoners & BEB1841 but reported in FMG & Visitation (Derbyshire) as Sir John's last wife and their children were ...
  m4. Ursula or Isabel Mallory (dau of Sir John Mallory of Studley) named Ursula by FMG, Isabel by the Visitation
  L. Ursula Rodes
  m. John Legard of Anlaby
  M.+ other issue (d unm) - Darcy, Mallory (d unm bur 19.12.1660)
2. Peter Rodes of Hickleton
3.+ other issue - Francis, Ann, Catherine
  Either Ann or Catherine married ...
  m. John Basset of Fletborough
m2. Mary Charlton (dau of Francis Charlton of Appley)
6. Sir Godfrey Rodes or Rhodes of Great Houghton (d c1634)
  m1. Catherine Onley (dau of Edmund Onley)
  m2. Anne Lewknor (dau of Sir Edward Lewknor of Denham Hall)
  m3. Margaret Astley (dau of John Astley, widow of Anthony Nevile of Mattersey)
  m4. ?? (widow of Sir William Paunton)
7. Mary Rodes
  m. (before 31.08.1590) Sir John Thornhaugh of Fenton
8. Elizabeth Rodes called Frances by BEB1841, Ruth by Dugdale
  m. Sir Richard (not John) Tempest of Bowling (b c1575, a 1612)
9. Catherine or Frances Rodes named Catherine by FMG, mentioned but unnamed by Dugdale
  m. Thomas Pilkington of Bradley & Stanley (b 1543-4, d 14.09.1611)
10. Judith Rodes
  m. Jonas Waterhouse
11. Bridget Rodes reported by BEB1841 as "d. unm." but by Dugdale as married to _ Bruer and by FMG as married to ...
  m. _ Bruce
12. Troth Rodes mentioned only by FMG
  m. _ Lister
13.+ other issue - Robert (d unm), Francis (d unm), Cecilie (d young?), Atheline or Attelina (d young?)

Main source(s): Commoners (vol III, Rodes of Barlborough), BEB1841 (Rodes of Barlborough), FMG (vol 2, Rodes, MS244, 245) with input for the lower section as reported above plus a little support/input for the lower section from Visitation (Derbyshire, 1662-4, Rodes of Barlborough), Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1662-4, Rodes of Sturton), Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1665, Rhodes of Great Houghton)
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