'Rous03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rous of Courtyrala, Rous of Edmerstone, Rous of Halton, Rous of Little Modbury, Rous of Piercefield

                               
Radulphus Le Rufus ("a Norman knight in the train of the Conqueror")
1. Radulphus Le Rufus
  m. ?? (dau of Asceline de Yvery)
  A. William Le Rufus, Sheriff of Devonshire (a 1175)
  i. Sir Radulphus Le Rufus
  a. William Le Rufus
  Vivian starts with (Sir) Radulphus (Ralph) father of William father of the Ralph who married Alice.
  (1) William Le Rous (a temp Henry III who r. 1216-1272)
(A) Sir Ralph Le Rous of Little Modbury (a temp Edward I who r. 1272-1307)
  m. Alice
  (i) John Le Rous
  (a) William Le Rous
  m. Joan Speccott (dau of Sir Richard Speccott of Speccott)
  ((1)) Ralph Le Rous
  m. Joan Godnesford (dau of Robert Godnesford)
((A)) Ralph Le Rous of Little Modbury
  ((i)) Elizabeth Le Rous
  m. William Dymock
  ((a))+ issue - John, Ralph, Walter
  ((B)) Sir Robert Le Rous, Governor of Cherbourg (a 1376)
  ((i)) William Le Rous
  m. Alice Edmerston (dau (by Rosa, dau of William Aunte) of Thomas Edmerston of Edmerston, son (by Johanna) of John, son of Thomas, son (by Matilda) of John, son of William of Edmerston)
  ((a)) William Le Rous of Edmerston
  m. Margaret Lower (dau of William Lower of Cornwall)
  (((1))) John Rous of Edmerstone (a 1464) - continued below
  m. Isabel(la)
  ((b)) Robert Le Rous (dsp)
  ((C)) Baldwin Le Rous (dsp 1322-3)

 

 

John Rous of Edmerstone (a 1464) - continued above
Commoners identifies John's wife as Isabel, dau of Henry Drewe of Modbury. Vivian identifies her as ...
m. Isabella Worth
1. William Rous of Edmerstone
  m. Sibyl Fowel (dau of William Fowel (Vowel) of Fowelscombe)
A. Roger Rous of Edmerstone
  m. Julian Hill (dau of William Hill of Penquite & Fleet by Mabill, dau of William Revell of Stoliford)
  i. John Rous of Halton (dsp)
  ii. Richard Rous of Edmerstone 'of Rogate'
  m. Eleanor Mervyn (dau of Sir Edmund Mervyn of Fonthill)
a. Sir Anthony Rous of Edmerstone & Halton, Sheriff of Cornwall (d before 04.06.1621, Recorder of Launceston, MP) the first mentioned by BLG1863
  m1. Elizabeth Southcote (dau of Thomas Southcote by Grace, dau of John Barnhouse of Marsh)
  (1) Ambrose Rouse 'of Halton' (dvp 23.07.1620)
  m. Magdalen Osborne (dau of Peter Osborne of Chicksands)
  (A) William Rous of Halton (d before 20.06.1635, MP)
  m. (24.04.1617) Mary Robartes (dau of Richard Robartes, 1st Lord of Truro)
  (i) Anthony Rous mentioned by Vivian but not by Commoners or BLG1863
  m. Mary
  (a) William Rous (bpt 20.04.1665)
  (ii) Richard Rous of Halton (dsp, MP)
  m. Mary Clarke
(iii) Elizabeth Rous
  m. Francis Rous of Wootton Underidge @@ just below
  (iv)+ other issue - Charles (dsp), Thomas, Frances
  (B) Elizabeth Rous (d 1632)
  m. Barnard Flamank
  (C) Katherine Rous
  m. (30.12.1617) Francis Wills of Wyvelscombe (b 1602, d 1648)
  (C) Magdalena (Maudlyn?) Rous
  m. _ Coteel of London
  (D)+ other issue - George, Thomas, John, Anthony, Ambrose, Anne identified in Visitation (Devon, 1620 supplement, Rouse)
(2) Robert Rous
  m. Jane Pym (dau of Alexander Pym, niece of John)
  (A) Anthony Rous (a 1653, MP)
  m. Mary Bradshaw (dau of William Bradshaw of Lancashire)
  (i) Francis Rous of Wootton Underidge, Gloucestershire
  m. Elizabeth Rous (dau of William Rous of Halton) @@ just above
  (a) Thomas Rous of Piercefield (d 1737)
  m. Jane Hoskins of Gloucestershire
((1)) Thomas Rous of Piercefield (2nd son)
  m. Mary Bates (dau of Thomas Bates of Northumberland)
  ((A)) Thomas Bates Rous of Moor Park (dsp 1800, MP, 2nd son)
  ((B)) George Rous of London (d 1802, MP)
  m. Charlotte Thomas (dau of Rev. _ Thomas, Dean of Ely)
  ((i)) Thomas Rous of Courtyrala, Sheriff of Glamorganshire (b 14.01.1784, d 12.1850) had issue
  m. (28.05.1811) Charlotte Gwen Salusbury (d 04.02.1861, dau of Sir Robert Salusbury, Bart of Llanwern)
  ((ii)) George Rous (rector of Laverton)
  m. Jane Newcome (dau of Richard Newcome of Burcott)
  ((C)) Robert Rous of Courtyrala, Sheriff of Glamorgan (d unm)
  ((D)) Anna Maria Rous
  m. Henry Peter of Harlyn
  ((E))+ other issue (d unm) - William, Robert (dsp), Mary (d unm), Anne/Jane (d unm)
  ((2)) Jane Rous
m. Thomas Costar of Redbroke
  ((3)) daughter
  m. _ Bentham (canon of Christchurch, Oxford)
  ((4)) daughter
  m. J. Mecrop of London
  ((5))+ other issue - William (dvpsp), John
  (ii) Jane Rouse possibly of this generation
  m. John Lampen of Padreda
(iii)+ other issue
  (B) Philippa Rouse
  m. (18.07.1625) William Browning
  (C) Susan Rouse (bur 10.06.1671)
  m. George Kekewich of Stonehouse (bur 04.01.1672)
  (D)+ other issue - John, Elizabeth (bpt 07.02.1612), Alice (bpt 28.08.1614)
  (3) Richard Rous
  m. Christian Cleobury identified in Visitation (Devon, 1620 supplement, Rouse) ## see here ##
  (4) Francis Rous of Lanake, 'Lord Rouse' (d 07.01.1658, Speaker of Cromwell's 'Barebones Parliament', Provost of Eton, 4th son)
  m. (02.04.1612) Ebbot Greynville (dau of George Greynvile of Penheale, sister of Sir George)
(5) Arthur Rous
  m. _ Roopes of Dartmouth identified in Visitation (Devon, 1620 supplement, Rouse)
  (6) Elizabeth Rous
  m. John Northcote or Northcott (d 12.1632)
  m2. Philippa Coles (dau of Humphrey Coles of Burton (by Elizabeth Lambert), widow of Alexander Pim)
  (7) Philippa Rous
  m. (05.1604) Humphrey Nicolls of Penrose (Penvose)
  (8) Dorothy Rous
  m. (28.02.1601) John Upton of Lupton
  m3. Susan Pollard (dau of Judge Sir Lewis Pollard, widow of John Copleston of Coppleston)
  b. Edmund Rous
  m. Jane Legg of Chalton
  (1)+ issue - Henry, Anthony
  iii. William Rous
  m. _ Ashford (dau of _ Ashford of Wonwell)
a. George Rous
  iv. Thomas Rous
  a. Roger Rous
  B. John Rouse
  Vivian (on 'Rous of Halton', p412) shows a son John of this generation who dsp. However, he is possibly the John, son of a William son of a John (a 1479) son of a William (a 1404), who is identified by Vivian (on 'Spoore', p430) as having the following family.
  m. Agnes Downe (dau/coheir of John Downe son of John son of Robert (by Joane Gifford) son of William)
  i. John Rouse (a 1521)
  a. John Rouse
  m. Willmot (a 1543)
  (1) John Rouse of Troxton
  (A) Mary Rouse (heir)
  m. Henry Spoure of Northill (b c1542, d 18.10.1603)
  (2) Stephen Rouse (a 1553)

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 1, 'Rous of Courtyrala', p118+), Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, 'Rous of Halton', p412+) with some support from BLG1863 ('Rous of Courtyrala')
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