'Sanford1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Sanford of Brook Sanford, Sanford of Halberton, Sanford of Nynehead

BLG1886 reports that "The family of Sanford is one of considerable antiquity in the cos. of Somerset and Devon." More information on the family can be obtained from www.sanfordfamilymainline.co.uk.
Gilbert Sanford (a temp Henry II who r. 1154-1189)
1. Gilbert Sanford of Sanford (a 1216, Chamberlain)
  A. Gilbert Sanford of Hormade Magna, Hertfordshire (Chamberlain)
  m. Lorette named in TCP (Oxford)
  i. Alice Sanford (d c07.09.1312)
  m. Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford (b c1240, d before 07.09.1296)
  B. Roger Sanford or de Samford father of Johanna, probably of this generation
  i. Johanna Sanford or de Samford
  m. Henry Dairell of Lillington Dairell & Hanworth (a 1272)
BLG1886 is not clear on how the later Sanfords connect to the above family. It mentions a brother of the above Gilbert (the first Chamberlain) who "appears to have left the east of England, and to have become connected by marriage with the Bassets, in Wales" and leaves to be inferred that the later Sanfords were connected as follows ...
2. ?? Sanford
  A. ?? Sanford
  Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
  i. ?? Sanford
  a. ?? Sanford
  (1) John Sanford of Brook Sanford (a temp Richard II who r. 1377-1399) the first mentioned by BLG1952
  (A) Hugo Sanford of Brook Sanford, Somerset
  m. Matilda (Bassett?)
  (i) William Sanford of Brook Sanford
  m. Agnes Rodway (dau of Nicholas Rodway, widow of Robert Alexander of Sidmouth)
(a) Philip Sanford of Halberton, Devon (dsp temp Henry VIII who r. 1509-1547)
  (b) John Sanford of Halberton & Sidmouth
  m. Elizabeth Bonville of Dulverton
  ((1)) John Sanford of Collumpton, Devon the first mentioned by Vivian
  m1. Ann
  ((A))+ issue (d young)
  m2. Margaret Harlewyn (dau of Andrew Harlewyn of Collumpton)
  ((B)) Christopher Sanford of Halberton
  m. Anne Balshe (dau of John Balshe or Bolche of Ilminster)
  ((i)) Martin Sanford of Halberton & Dulverton - continued below
  m. Jane Champneis (dau of John Champneis of Uffculme)
  ((ii)) Christopher Sanford had issue
  m. (10.09.1592) Alice Ball
  ((iii)) Bartholomew Sanford of Withicomb Rayley, Somerset
  The following is supported by Visitation (Somerset, 1623, Samford).
  m. Bridget Woodrowe of Ilfracombe
  ((a)) Christopher Sanford of Bicknoler, Somerset (a 1623)
  m. Elizabeth Wyvell (dau of John Wyvell of Crediton)
  ((b))+ other issue - Fabyan, Anthony, Thomas, Prudence (bpt 13.02.1582-3)
  ((iv)) Hugh Sanford of Exeter (a 1620)
  m1. Margaret Dunne (bur 28.09.1582, dau of Philip Dunne, relict of Philip Newcourt of Tiverton)
  ((a)) Jone Sanford (bur 29.10.1580)
  m2. Alice Bird (dau of Thomas Bird of Exeter)
  ((b)) Peter Sanford (b c1589, a 1620)
  ((c)) Elizabeth Sanford
m. John Mollineux of Exeter
  ((e)) Grace Sanford (a 1625)
  m. _ Lampert
  ((e)) Thomasin Sanford
  m. (c09.1629) Josias White of London
  ((v)) Jane Sanford
  m. (11.12.1575) Lewis Pollard
  ((vi))+ 2 sons and 2 daughters
  ((C)) Joan Sanford
  m. Edward Courtenay of Colebrooke



Martin Sanford of Halberton & Dulverton - continued above
m. (18.07.1569) Jane Champneis (dau of John Champneis or Champies of Uffculme, m2. Humphry Sydenham of Dulverton)
1. Martin Sanford of Nynehead, Sheriff of Somerset (bpt 28.08.1575, d 1643)
  m. Susanna Sydenham (dau of John Sydenham of Combe)
  A. Henry Sanford of Nynehead (b 1612, bur 09.02.1644)
  m. Mary Ayshford (dau of Henry Ayshford by Amy, dau of Richard Bluet of Holcombe Regis)
  i. Martin Sanford of Nynehead (a 1649)
  m. Margaret Putt (dau of Thomas Putt of Combe)
  a.+ issue (d young)
ii. John Sanford of Nynehead (d 1711)
  m. Elizabeth Knightley (dau of Lucy Knightley of Hackney)
  a. William Sanford of Nynehead (d 1718)
  m. Anne Clarke (dau of Edward Clarke of Chipley or Chipleigh)
(1) William Sanford of Nynehead (d 1770)
  m. Anne Chichester (dau of Sir John Chichester, 4th Bart of Raleigh)
  (A) John Sanford of Nynehead (d 1779)
  m. Jane Anstruther (dau of Sir Alexander Anstruther by Jean, Baroness Newark)
  (i) William Ayshford Sanford of Nynehead & Lynton (d 30.08.1833)
  m. (08.1793) Mary Marshall (d 24.08.1835, dau of Rev. Edward Marshall of Breage)
  (a) Edward Ayshford Sanford of Nynehead Court (b 23.05.1794, d 01.12.1871) had issue
  m1. (04.11.1817) Henrietta Langham (d 24.08.1835, dau of Sir William Langham, 8th Bart of Cottesbrooke)
  m2. (01.08.1842, sp) Caroline Anne Stanhope (d 11.1856, dau of Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Harrington)
(ii) John Sanford (d 03.03.1899, vicar of Nynehead)
  m. Eliza Morgan (dau of Maj. General George Morgan)
  (a) Anne Horatia Caroline Sanford (b 1822-3, d 03/5.03.1899)
  m. (14.10.1844) Frederick Henry Methuen, 2nd Lord (b 23.02.1818, d 26.09.1891)
  (iii) Ann Elizabeth Sanford (dsp)
  m. Paolo Marcelli d'Assoli (brother of Duce d'Assoli)
  (iv) Jane Sanford (d unm)
(B)+ 4 sons and 1 daughter
  b. Jane Sanford probably of this generation
  m. Thomas Carew of Crowcombe (d 1719)
  c.+ 9 or 12 others
  iii. Amy Sanford
  m. _ Yard
  iv. Susan Sanford
  m. James Courtnay of Molland
  B. Mary Sanford probably of this generation
  m. Thomas Gorges of Batcombe (b 1618, d 1671)
  C.+ other issue - William (dsp by 1620), Arthur (dsp by 1620), William (b c1616, a 1620), George (b c1617, a 1620), Penelope (dsp by 1620), Jane (b c1610, 1620)
2. John Sanford (bpt/bur 20.05.1577)
3. Abigail Sanford (bpt 31.03.1577)
  m. George Sidenham of Devon
4. Dorothy Sanford
  m. Christopher Branford

Main source(s): BLG1886 & BLG1952 (Sanford of Nynehead Court) with a little support/input from Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Sanford of Exeter, p668)
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