'Serocold1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Letwood of Lancashire, Serocold of Cherry Hinton (Cherryhinton), Sorocole of Lancashire

This family provides an interesting example of how a family name would probably have become extinct had it not been entailed so that it descended with heiresses. Although "Serocold" appears to be the modern spelling, it seems that earlier versions included Sorocole, Sorrocolle & Sarocole.
John de Letwood in Lancashire
m. _ de Holme (dau of Hugh de Holme)
1. Everard de Letwood
  m. Elizabeth Goldacre (dau of Thomas Goldacre)
  A. Robert de Letwood
  m. _ Standish (dau of _ Standish of Standish)
  i. Matthew Letwood
  m1. _ Barton (dau of Andrew Barton of Smithetts) ??!! Bartons were not of Smithells until turn of 16th century
  a. Thomas Letwood
  m. Mabell Ireland (dau of Thomas Ireland)
  m2. _ Pilkington (dau of Thomas Pilkington)
  b. Richard Letwood of Lancashire the first mentioned by Visitation (London)
  m. Elizabeth Sorocole (dau/heir of John Sorocole of Sawford, Lancashire)
  (1) Humpry Letwood alias Sorocole
  m. _ Curson (dau of John Curson)
  (A) Robert Sorocole
  m. _ Little (dau/heir of John Little of Manchester)
  (i) Henry Sorocole (2nd son?)
  m. _ Strangewayes
  (a) Roger Sorocole
m. ?? Molineux (dau of Sir Richard Molineux of Sephton)
  ((1)) Rafe Sorocole
  m. Alice Keyes (dau of Thomas Keyes)
  ((A)) Thomas Sorocole of Salford
  BLG1952 shows Alice Keyes as wife rather than mother of Thomas without naming his mother. Provisionally, we follow the Visitations in showing her as Thomas's mother without naming his wife.
  ((i)) Ralfe Sorocole of Manchester - continued below
  m. Catherine Hardman
  ((B)) Joane Sorocole
  m1. John Parler
  m2. Maurice Pickering
  ((C)) Margaret Sorocole
  m. _ Prestwich
  (ii)+ other issue - James, John
  c. John Letwood
  m. _ Smithurst (dau of Thomas Smithurst)
  ii. Raufe Letwood
  iii. Anne Letwood
  m. Richard Radcliffe
  B. Joane Letwood
  m. John Linaker
  C. Margaret Letwood
  m. John Worsley
2. John Letwood
  m. _ Boteler (dau of Thomas Boteler of Warrington)



Ralfe Sorocole of Manchester - continued above
m. Catherine Hardman
1. Thomas Sorocole or Serocold of London (a 1559, d c04.1640)
  Crisp & BLG1952 report that Thomas received the Freedom of the City of London in 1559. We presume that he would have had to have passed his 21st birthday for that so that would indicate that he was born before 1538. It appears that either he lived over 100 years or a generation is missing.
  m1/2. Margaret Gore (dsp, dau/heir of Thomas Gore)
  m2/1. Anne Newton (bur 15.01.1608, dau of John Newton of London)
  A. Ralph Serocold of London then Cherry Hinton in Cambridgeshire (bpt 30.03.1606, bur 30.09.1668, 3rd son)
  m1. (after 11.05.1633) Anne Blagrave (dsp, dau of Thomas Blagrave of Eastbourne)
  m2. (before 24.02.1639/40) Martha Sicklemore (bpt 05.09.1610, a 04.1672, dau of John Sicklemore of Ipswich by Elizabeth, dau/heir of Thomas Fettiplace of Berkshire)
  i. Thomas Serocold of London (b 03.05.1649, d 13.03.1721)
  m. (12.02.1677/8) Sarah Aynge (d 04.02.1722/3, dau of John Aynge of London)
  a. John Serocold of Aldermanbury, London (b 02.04.1687, d 19.07.1744, 4th son)
  m1. (25.11.1714) Martha Rose (d 08.02.1716, dau of Captain John Rose of London)
  (1)+ issue - Elizabeth (b 11.08.1715, d 30.10.1716), Sarah (b 08.02.1716, d 19.04.1717)
  m2. (29.11.1720) Elizabeth Bumpstead (b 1694-5, d 17.06.1737, dau of Captain Joseph Bumpstead of St. Dunstan Stepney)
  (3) John Serocold (b 08.02.1722)
m1. (10.07.1746) Anne Pate (b c1721, d 23.01.1760, dau of William Pate of Westminster)
  (A) Elizabeth Serocold (b 06.07.1749, d 10.1832)
  m1. (09.07.1768) John Jackson of Fulham (b 13.10.1738, d 03.12.1809)
  m2. ~(after 22.01.1810) Robert Raynsford of Middlesex (d 07.12.1823)
  m2 Mary (b 1717-8, d 17.07.1780)
  (4) Thomas Serocold of Peterborough (b 14.02.1732, d 16.02.1799)
  m. (06.10.1767) Ann Vyse Bowker (b 1747-8, d 19.06.1773, dau/heir of William Bowker of Peterborough by Frances, dau/heir of Thomas Clerke brother of Sir Robert of Watford)
  (A) John Jackson Serocold (b 25.05.1771, d 20.12.1835, vicar in Stamford Baron)
  m1. (11.05.1801) Mary Stothard (b 1779-80, d 13.02.1830)
  (i)+ 3 children (d infant)
  m2. (22.09.1831) Anne Frances Hunt (d 02.1862, dau of Rev. William Hunt of Wakerley & Stamford, m2. William Landen Hopkinson of Staamford)
  (B) Frances Serocold (b 21.04.1769, d 12.06.1786)
  (C) Elizabeth Serocold (b 04.05.1773, d 26.02.1850)
m. (23.08.1796) Henry Clarke (b 05.08.1769, d 06.07.1846, curate of Sutton, son of Henry of Peterborough (Captain RN) by Mary, dau/heir of John Rowell of Sutton by Mary, dau/coheir of James Wright of Woodstone)
  (i) Frances Clarke (b 16.03.1801, d 16.05.1859)
  m. (05.02.1828) Henry Skeels of Chatteris (Cambridgeshire) & Stamford Baron (Northamptonshire) (b 02.01.1804, d 07.03.1868, son of Thomas of Stonea & Chatteris by Ann, dau of Thomas Aveling of Whittlesea)
  (ii)+ other issue (dvpsp) - James (b 12.06.1797, d 30.06.1800), Henry (b 07.07.1803, d 15.12.1813)
  b. Martha Serocold (b 1692-3, d 06.07.1775)
  m. (01.08.1717) Lea Steere of Hackney & Wotton (bur 20.01.1753)
  c. Sarah Serocold (b c1697, d 01.01.1737/8)
  m. Sir George Hampson of Jamaica, 5th Bart (m2. Jane Still of Halifax)
  d.+ other issue - Henry (b 04.03.1678, d 14.03.1678), Thomas (b 27.02.1679, d unm 08.10.1706), Henry (b 09.02.1681, d 25.07.1683), Ralph (b 02.05.1689, d 22.01.1689), Elizabeth (b 12.06.1684, d (unm?) 02.01.1767), Sarah (b 20.12.1690, d 27.04.1691)
  ii. Walter Serocold of Cherry Hinton (bpt 25.04.1651, d before 23.11.1718)
  m. (before 10.04.1683) Mary Westrop (b 01.09.1654, d 11.01.1721/2, dau of Francis Westrop of Hildersham)
  a. Walter Serocold of Hinton (b 01.10.1684, d 11.08.1747)
  m1. (30.07.1719) Abigail Watson (b c1685, d 13.08.1743, dau of William Watson of Little Wilbraham & Hull, niece of Thomas, Bishop of St. Davids)
  m2. (13.12.1736) Alice Baintun (bur 22.04.1750, m2. Richard Hurst of St. Ives)
  b. Ralph Serocold (bpt 07.10.1686, a 11.1718, curate of Kegworth)
  m. Ann (b c1687, d 09.01.1766)
  c. Thomas Serocold of Long Acre & London (b 02.02.1691/2, d 02.02.1774)
  m. (24.10.1718) Esther Lawne (dau of Mark Lawne of Westminster)
(1) Walter Serocold of Cherry Hinton (b 20.09.1720, d 24.11.1789, rector of Chignal Smealy, vicar of Fulbourn All Saints)
  m. (10.05.1753) Mary Marshall (d 04.02.1782, dau of Gilbert Richardson later Marshall of Littlebury)
  (A) Walter Serocold of Cherry Hinton (b 1758, d Calvi 08.07.1794, Captain)
  (B) Ann Serocold (b 1753, d 29.05.1835)
  m. (21.04.1795) Wiliam Pearce (bpt 03.12.1744, d 14.11.1820, Dean of Ely, Master of Jesus College, Cambridge)
  (i) Edward Serocold Pearce, later Pearce-Serocold of Cherryhinton & London (b 28.04.1796, d 21.11.1849) had issue
  m1. (30.10.1824) Georgiana Elizabeth Smith (b c1801, d 01/17.12.1828, dau of George Smith of Selsdon (brother of Robert, 1st Baron Carrington) by Mary, dau of Sir John Parker Mosley, 1st Bart)
  m2. (04.08.1842) Charlotte Eleanor Vansittart (d 25.06.1891, dau of Colonel Arthur Vansittart of Shottesbrook by Caroline, dau of William, 1st Baron Auckland of West Auckland)
  (C) Mary Serocold (d 13.01.1837)
  (D) Harriet Serocold (d 27.05.1792)
  m. (19.05.1791) George Borlase (d 07.11.1809, rector of Newton, m2. _ Holme)
  (E) Margaret Serocold (a 01.1795)
  m. (27.11.1798) William Wade (b c1754, d 22.01.1823, vicar of Impington)
  (2) Margaret Serocold (b 13.07.1718, a 01.1766)
  m. Rev. Edward Osborne (a 1749)
  d.+ other isssue - Francis (bpt 12.01.1687, d 05.06.1705), Thomas (bpt 10.02.1689, d infant), Martha (b 31.03.1683, d 28.04.1685)
  iii. Anne Serocold (d 14.05.1687)
  m1. (before 27.02.1657/8) Henry Underwood of Irtleborough or Irthingborough
  m2. (12.07.1677) Francis Chambers of Hauxton or Cherry Hinton (a 06.1687)
  iv. Elizabeth Serocold (d 31.12.1720)
  m. Henry Hall of Harding Court (d before 23.11.1718, of the Inner Temple)
  v.+ other issue - Ralph of London (bpt 22.10.1654, d unm 29.08.1687), Mary (bpt 03.06.1658, bur 10.06.1658)
  B. Anne Serocold (d before 17.04.1672)
  m. (by 1633) Walter Pell of London (d 19.09.1673, m1. Mary (dau of Richard Cannynge of Foxcott, widow of William Hampton of London)
  C.+ other issue - Thomas of London (bpt 04.10.1601, d unm c1650), John (bpt 01.05.1603, d c1634, rector of Creedy in Cornwall), George of London (d before 13.10.1638)
2. John Sorocole or Serocold of Manchester had issue
  m. Mary Hodges
3. William Sorocole or Serocold of London (ironmonger) had issue
  m. Ann Spencer
4. Ralfe Sorocole or Serocold of Lodon (d (unm?) before 09.09.1639)
5. Hellen Sorocole or Serocold
  m. Richard Mellinge
6. Margaret Sorocole or Serocold
  m. John Bradshaw of Broughton
7. Catherine Sorocole or Serocold
  m. James Foxe of Manchester
8. Anne Sorocole or Serocold
  m. Joseph Costerdine of Lancashire
9. Mary Sorocole or Serocold
  m. Richard Whitworth of Salford
10. Elizabeth Sorocole or Serocold
  m. John Richards of London

Main source(s): Visitation (Frederick Arthur Crisp, England & Wales, Notes vol 5, 1903, 'Pedigree of Serocold') with support from BLG1952 (Skeels of Chatteris), Visitation (London, 1633, Sorrocolle), BLG1952 (Pearce-Serocold formerly of Talpow Hill)
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