'Rothwell1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rothwell of Berford, Rothwell of Cannonstown, Rothwell of Ewerby, Rothwell of Rockfield, Rothwell of Stapleford

                               
Stephen Rothwell from Lancashire (a 1585)
m. Elizabeth Thompson (dau of Robert Thompson, widow of _ Wright/Knight)
1. William Rothwell of Stapleford (a 1593)
  A. Richard Rothwell of Ewerby, Lincolnshire (d before 03.03.1617-8)
m. Elizabeth Beetson (a 1617-8)
  i. William Rothwell of Stapleford (d 04.04.1630, of Gray's Inn)
  m. Alice Stowe (dau of George Stowe of Stapleford, m2. George Nevile of Aubourn)
  a. George Rothwell of Stapleford (b c1623, dsp before 26.06.1656)
  b. Sir Richard Rothwell of Ewerby & Stapleford, Bart, (Sheriff of Lincolnshuire?) (b c1627, d 1693, MP)
  m. (c02.1672-3) Elizabeth Clifton (b c1637, a 1693, dau of Robert Clifton, widow of Edward Rothwell of Haverholm)
(1) Anne Rothwell (d 21.02.1701)
  m. (c02.1693-4) Sir Thomas Barnardiston of Great Coates, Bart
  (2) Elizabeth Rothwell (d 25.02.1735/6)
  m. (09.04.1691) Sir Thomas Willoughby of Wollaton, Bart, 1st Lord Middleton
  c. Alice Rothwell (bur 03.08.1639) probably of this generation
  m. (01.03.1636) George Nevile of Thorney (bpt 1604, bur 23.04.1653)
  d.+ other issue - Andrew, William (a 1656), Stephen of Lincoln (a 1654)
  ii. Edward Rothwell 'of Haverholme, Lincolnshire' (a 1634, 3rd son)
  a. Mary Rothwell (d 23.04.1697) probably of this generation
  m. William Ward of Brafield (b c1631, d 18.01.1685-6)
  iii. Elizabeth Rothwell (b c1601)
  m. (c06.1616) William Thompson of Anwick (b c1593)
  iv. Jane Rothwell
  m. Robert Standish of Dorrington
  v. Tabitha Rothwell (b c1602)
  m. (c01.1618-9) Symon Bucke of Fleet (b c1596)
  vi. Anne Rothwell
  m1/2. Nicholas Stennywell
  m2/1. ?? (c01.1620-1) Roger Johnson of Kyme
  vii.+ other issue - Stephen, Richard
  B. Elizabeth Rothwell (d 09-10.1615)
  m. Robert Thompson of Gautby (d 03-04.1611)

 

 

In BLG1858 ('Rothwell of Rockfield'), the following family shows a coat of arms that suggests that it was connected to the above family (whose arms were granted to it in 1585). However, BLG1858 reports that "The famiy of Rothwell is presumed to have been of Dutch extraction. Some branches are settled in England: the ancestor of the Meath Rothwells accompanied William III to Ireland" (presumably c1688).
John Rothwell of Berfordshtown, co. Meath (d 19.09.1714)
m. Mary
1. John Rothwell of Cannonstown, Meath
  m. (before 22.01.1714-5) ?? Barry
A. John Rothwell (dsp)
  m. ?? Barry (cousin)
  B. Thomas Rothwell of Cannonstown (b 1738, d 1798)
  m. Elizabeth Shields of Furze Park
  i. John Rothwell of Cannonstown (d 18.05.1842)
  m. (18.03.1800) Catherine Prendergast (d 30.10.1860, dau of Thomas Prendergast, sister of Lt. Gen. Sir Jeffrey)
  a. Jane Rothwell
  m. (1818) John Martley of Ballyfallon (cousin)
  b. Eliza Rothwell
  m. (05.05.1828) William Woodward Sadleir
  ii. Wade Rothwell of Cannonstown (Major) had issue
  m. Sarah Kellett (dau of James Kellett of Spandan)
  iii. Charles Rothwell of Kells & Staffordstown, Meath (d 1888, 5th son) had issue
  m1. Mary Jane Kellett (dau of Robert Kellett of Waterstown)
  m2. Jane Irwin (dau of Rev. _ Irwin)
  iv. Maria Rothwell
  m. Henry Burrows
  v. Alicia Rothwell
  m. (189) Rev. John Boyle Thompson
  vi. Sarah Rothwell (d 06.08.1864)
  m. Thomas Shields
  vii.+ other issue - Thomas (d unm Albuera), Richard, William, Elizabeth
C. Richard Rothwell of Berford & Rockfield (d 1780)
  m. (05.04.1763) Mary Lowther (d 14.09.1802, dau/heir of Hugh Lowther of Hurlstown)
  i. John Rothwell of Staffordstown (b 1763, dsp 08.1826)
  m. (1794) Alicia Forth (dau of N. Forth)
  ii. Thomas Rothwell of Rockfield, Sheriff (b 1765, d 09.1817)
  m1.(15.04.1795) Helena Upton (d 17.02.1800, dau of C.H. Upton of Dublin)
  a. Richard Rothwell of Rockfield, Sheriff (b 03.1799, d 13.08.1853) had issue
  m. (17.06.1824) Elizabeth Sutton (d 24.11.1871, dau of Rev. Thomas Sutton of Clongill)
  b. Isabella Rothwell (d 11.1876)
  m. Rev. James Butler of Priestown (d 03.1869)
  c. Mary Anne Rothwell (d 30.04.1888)
m. (1772) Samuel Garnett of Summerseat (d 12.1862)
  m2. (23.01.1810) Letitia Corry (dau of James Corry of Shantonagh by Mary, dau of John Ruxton of Ardee House)
  d. Thomas Rothwell, later Fitzherbert of Shantonagh & Black Castle, Sheriff of co. Monaghan (b 18.09.1814, d 29.04.1879) had issue
  m. (03.05.1838) Frances Sydney Vesey (dau of Rev. Arthur Vesey, son of Thomas, 1st Viscount de Vesci)
  iii. Hugh Rothwell had issue
  m. _ Alleyn
  iv. Abigail Rothwell
  m. Dudley St. George Ryder
  v. Martha Rothwell
  m. Rev. R(ichard) Butler
  vi. Elizabeth Rothwell
  m. (1798) William Martley of Ballyfallon
  vii. Anne Rothwell
  m. Henry Cusack
  viii.+ other issue - Richard (dsp), mary (d unm 07.02.1859)
  D. Anne Rothwell
  m1. Rev. J. Smyth
  m2. Thomas Radclyffe (judge)
  E. Mary Rothwell
  m. Samuel Garnett of Summerseat
  F. Mathilda Rothwell
  m. Henry Garnett of Athcarne Castle
2. Thomas Rothwell of Berford, Meath
  m. (04.1741) Mary Jourdon (dau of Rev. _ Jourdon of Dunshaughlin ("a French refugee"))
  A. John Rothwell
3.+ other issue - James, Joseph (b 1711), Elizabeth, Martha, Mary, Anne, Grizel

 

 

Peter Rothwell of Holcome & Darcy Lever
m. (04.05.1682) Mary Heywood (dau of John Heywood (brother of Oliver) & aunt/coheir of John (d infant))
1. Peter Rothwell (b 23.10.1685, 2nd son)
  m. (16.09.1708) Alice Yates of Farnworth
  A. Peter Rothwell
  m. Ann Smith of Sharples
  i. Peter Rothwell
  m. Mary Crompton of Bolton
  a. Peter Rothwell
2.+ other issue - John (b 27.03.1683), Thomas (b 23.02.0686), Robert (b before 1693), Richard (b before 24.05.1693), Mary (b 28.05.1684), Elizabeth (b 07.07.1688), Esther (b 15.01.1689, d young)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 19.05.14) : Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigrees ('Rothwell of Ewerby')
(2) For middle section (uploaded 19.05.14) : BLGI1912 ('Rothwell of Rockfield')
(3) For lower section (uploaded 23.09.19) : FMG (vol 1, 'Rothwell', MS30, p71)
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