'Shafto01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Shafto of Little Bavington, Shafto of Newcastle, Shafto of Whitworth

(1) Johnson mentions a Robert de Shaftowe (1240-45) and a William de Schafthowe of Little Bavington (a 1300, m. Isabel, dau of William Bataill de Babinton) and an Odnell Schafthowe (who, in 1339, "settled his lands at Little Bavington on his son Thomas Schaftowe") and then Thomas Schaftowe who m (c1339) Matilda, dau/heir of John Battell. Johnson then shows a Thomas Shaftow whose son & heir was Thoams Schaftow of Little Bavington (a 1427). It is likely that some but not all of these should be mentioned below, possibly as ancestors of a wife of one of those referred to below, but the first mentioned and shown as connected to the later generations was the William who married the dau/heiress of Bavington of Little Bavington.
(2) Commoners & BLG1886 both mention that, son of Cuthbert, 2nd or younger son of Sir Thomas Folliott, was ...
Thomas Folliott aka Shafto of Shafto Crag, Northumberland (a 1300)
1. ?? Shafto
  A. ?? Shafto
  i. ?? Shafto
  a. ?? Shafto
  (1) ?? Shafto
  6th in descent from the above Thomas was ...
(A) William Shafto of Little Bavington, Northumberland (a 1441, 1485)
  m. _ Bavington (dau/heir of _ Bavington of Little Bavington)
  (i) Edward Shafto of Little Bavington (a 1485)
  m. Elizabeth Swinburne (dau of Thomas Swinburne of Nafferton)
  (a) Cuthbert Shafto of Little Bavington
  m. Isabel Bertram (dau/coheir of Roger Bertram of Brenkley)
  (b) Alexander Shafto
  m. Anne Fenwick (dau of _ Fenwick of Little Harle)
  (c) Mark Shafto, Mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (a 1548, youngest son) - continued below
  m. Margaret Riddle
  (d)+ other issue - Sampson, Ninian mentioned by BLG1886 but not by Johnson
  Shown by Johnson apparently of this generation (some connecting lines in our downloaded copy are not clear) were ...
  (f) William Shafto
  m. _ Fenwick
  (g) Simon Shafto
  m. _ Widdrington (dau of Ralph Widdrington)
  (h) Randolph Shafto
  m. _ Carnaby (dau of _ Carnaby of Halton)
  (i) Henry Shafto (a 1526)
m. Elizabeth Selby (sister of William Selby)
  (j) Margaret Shafto
  m. _ Baxter of Corbridge
  (k) Jane Shafto
  m. Thomas Fenwick of Little Harle
  (l) Isabel Shafto
  m. John Bradford of Bradford
  (m) Anne Shafto
  m. John Ogle of Ogle Castle
  (n)+ other issue - Leonard or Edward, Renyan/Ralph
  (ii) James Shafto
  m. _ Fenwick
  (iii)+ other issue - Ralph, Gilbert



Mark Shafto, Mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (a 1548) - continued above
m. Margaret Riddle
1. Edward Shafto of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (d 1576) had issue ("several children")
  m. Isabel Ogle
2. Ninian Shafto of Newcastle (d 1581, 3rd son)
  m. Anne Brandling (dau of Henry Brandling of Newcastle)
  A. Robert Shafto, Sheriff of Newcastle (a 1607, eldest son)
  m. Jane Eden (dau of Robert Eden of Newcastle)
i. Robert Shafto of Benwell Tower (d 1670)
  ii. Mark Shafto, 1st of Whitworth (co. Durham) (d 25.02.1659, recorder of Newcastle)
  m. Mary Legard (dau of Thomas Legard of Newcastle)
  a. Sir Robert Shafto of Whitworth (d 21.05.1705, recorder of Newcastle, Serjeant-at-law)
  m. (1661) Catherine Widdrington (dau/coheir of Sir Thomas Widdrington of Cheeseburn Grange by Frances Fairfax)
(1) Mark Shafto of Whitworth, Sheriff of co. Durham (b 1662, d 28.12.1723)
  m. Catherine or Margaret Ingleby (dau of Sir John Ingleby of Ripley, Bart)
  (A) Robert Shafto of Whitworth (dsp)
  m. Dorothy Dawney (dau of Henry Dawney, 2nd Viscount Downe, m2. Rev. Thomas Eden)
  (B) John Shafto of Whitworth (d 03.04.1742)
  m. Mary Jackson (d 1768, dau/heir of Thomas Jackson of Nunnington, m2. _ Wynne)
  (i) Robert 'Bonnie Bobbie' Shafto of Whitworth (b 1732, d 24.11.1797, MP)
  m. (18.04.1774) Anne Duncombe (dau/heir of Thomas Duncombe of Duncombe Park by Diana Howard)
  (a) John Shafto of Whitworth (d unm 07.1802)
  (b) Robert Eden Shafto of Whitworth Park (b 23.03.1776, d 17.01.1848) had issue
  m. (11.1803) Catherine Eden (d 19.03.1872, dau of Sir John Eden, Bart of Windlestone)
  (c) Thomas Shafto (b 23.08.1777)
(ii) Dorothy Shafto (d 1805)
  m. (19.04.1763) William Vaughan, Earl of Lisburne
  (iii)+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas Goodfellow (d 17.10.1797, rector of Brancepeth, Canon in Oxford), Margaret (d 1818)
  (C) Catherine Shafto
  m. (31.01.1715) Sir John Eden of Windestone, Bart
  b. Jane Shafto
  m. (10.01.1652) William Strother of Fowerby
  c.+ other issue - Thomas, Mary
  iii. Ninian Shafto (d 1647) had issue
  m. Jane Carr
  iv. Eden Shafto
  m. Anthony Metcalfe
  v. Anne Shafto
  m. John Clavering of Axwell
  vi. Dorcas Shafto
  m. Henry Cock of Newcastle
  vii.+ other issue (d unm) - Mary, Alice, Isabel, others (dvp)
3. Elizabeth Shafto
  m. William Greenwell
4.+ other issue - Mark (dsp 1593, Sheriff then Mayor of Newcastle), Leonard (d unm 06.12.1594), Launcelot (dsp)

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 1, 'Shafto of Whitworth', p47+) with some input/support for the upper section from 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 4, John Crawford Hodgson, 1897, 'Shafto of Little Bavington', p417) & BLG1886 ('Shafto of Bavington Hall') and input/support for the lower section from BLG1886 ('Shafto of Whitworth') and as reported above
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