'Ryther1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Ryther of Harewood Castle, Ryther of Ryther, Ryther of Scarcroft
[Some of this information was previously uploaded on a temporary page on 22.12.05, extended 21.05.06.]

Walter de Ryther (d c1166)
1. Hamelin Ryther
  A. William Ryther (d 1212)
  i. Gilbert Ryther
  a. William Ryther
  (1) William Ryther
(A) Sir William Ryther
  m. (by 1280) Lucy Ros (dau of John de Ros, son of Robert, 1st Lord of Helmsley)
  (i) Sir Robert Ryther (d 07.11.1322)
  m. Maud
  (a) Robert Ryther (d 10.1363)
  m. Ann Tunstall (dau of William Tunstall)
  ((1)) Robert Ryther or Ryther (d by1379)
  m. Margaret Totheby (dau of Sir William de Totheby)
  ((A)) William Ryther of Ryther and Castle Harewood (d c1426) - continued below
  m. Sybil of Aldburgh (d 03.09.1439)



William Ryther of Ryther and Castle Harewood (d c1426) - continued above
m. Sybil of Aldburgh (d 03.09.1439, dau of Sir William de Alburgh of Harewood Castle)
1. Sir William Ryther of Ryther and Castle Harwood (d 01.10.1440)
  m. Maud de Umfraville (b c1393, d 04.01.1434/5, dau of Sir Thomas de Umfraville of Harbottle Castle) wife of William, presumed mother of ...
  A. Sir William Ryther of Ryther and Castle Harwood (d 19.04.1475)
Visitation only mentions Sir William's marriage to Eleanor FitzWilliams. Various web sites show that his 1st wife was ...
  m1. Elizabeth Gascoigne (dau of William Gascoigne)
  i. Maud Ryther probably of this generation, shown by various web sites as of this marriage
  m. Sir John Nevile of Liversedge, Sheriff of Yorkshire (d 1502)
  m2. Eleanor Fitzwilliam (dau of John Fitzwilliam of Spotborough by Margaret Clarell)
ii. Sir Robert Ryther, Sheriff of Yorkshire (dsp)
  iii. Sir Ralph Ryther (d 02.04.1520)
  m1. Catherine Constable (dau of Sir Robert Constable of Flamborough)
  a. Eleanor Ryther
  m. John Aske of Aughton
  b.+ other issue (dsp) - Robert, Thomas
  m2. Maude Percy (dau of Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland)
  d. Henry Ryther (dsps?)
  e. Elizabeth Ryther
  m. William Acclom (younger) of Moreby
  iv. Thomas Ryther possibly the Thomas of Harewood who married ...
  m. Agnes or Anne Scrope (dau of Sir Henry le Scrope, 6th Lord of Bolton) wife of Thomas, possibly mother of ...
a. George Ryther of Greenhithe or Greenwich (younger son?)
  m. _ Grove (dau of John Grove of Kent)
  (1) William Ryther of Canterbury
  m. Mary Hales (dau of Sir James Hales)
  (A) James Ryther of Harewood (a 1585)
  m. Elizabeth Atherton (dau of William Atherton of Harewood)
  (i) Richard Ryther 'of Harewood Castle' (b c1571)
  m(1). (div) (Mary) Swifte (dau of Sir Robert Swifte)
  (ii) Mary Ryther
  m. _ Bateman
  (iii)+ other issue - Edith, Anne, Ellen, Muriel
  b.+ other issue - Ralph, Sir Robert (dsp), Sir William (had issue)
v. Nicholas Ryther
  a. John Ryther
  m. Anne Hussey
  (1) John Ryther of Ryther
  m. Frances Vavasour (dau of Sir William Vavasour)
  (A) Henry Ryther of Scarcroft, Yorkshire (d c1615)
  m. Anne Clough (dau of Edmund Clough of Thorpe Hall)
  (i) John Ryther of Scarcroft (b 1593/4, a 04.1666)
  m. Ursula Dolman (dau of Sir Robert Dolman of Gunby)
  (a) John Ryther (b 1630/1, a 04.1666)
  m. Mary Langdale (dau of Philip Langdale of Lanthrop)
  ((1))+ issue - John (b 1659/60), Robert (d young), Thomas (b 1663/4), Henry (b c01.1666), Mary (b 1598/9)
  (b) Robert Ryther
  (ii) Richard Ryther (4th son)
  m. _ Blakestone of Monk Fryston
  (a)+ issue - Mary, Elizabeth
  (iii) Frances Ryther
  m. Henry Rawlins of London
(iv) Elizabeth Ryther
  m. Robert Barston of Thorner
  (v) Anne Ryther
  m1. _ East of London
  m2. Christopher Favell (of Altofts family) ## see here ##
  (vi)+ other issue - Robert (dsp), Thomas (dsp), Ellen (d unm), Mary (d unm)
  Probably of this generation but (if so) not known of which marriage was ...
  vi. Isabel Ryther
  m. Sir Guy Fairfax of Steeton Castle (d 1495)
  B. Gilbert Ryther (of Aylesfordswell (Alford Well) 'and Sutton'
i. John Ryther
  m. Isabell named in Visitation (Yorkshire, 1584-5+1612, Wright of Plowland)
  a. Maud Ryther
  m. _ Sotheby
  b. Alice Ryther
  m. John Wright of Plowland (a c1500)
  c.+ other issue - George (dsp), 3 daughters
  C. ?? Ryther
  The family of the undermentioned Thomas is identified in the continuation as "descended from Sir William Ryther of Ryther". We speculate that Thomas was connected as follows.
  i. ?? Ryther presumed father or grandfather of ...
  a. Thomas Ryther of Lynstead, Kent
2. Isabella Ryther (d 1440) probably of this generation
  m. Sir John Thwaites of Lofthouse (d before 11.10.1469)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : various web sites
(2) For lower section : Visitation (Foster 1875, Yorskshire, 1584/5+1612, Ryther of Harewood), Visitation (Yorkshire, Dugdale 1666, Ryther of Scarcroft)
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