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Families covered: Smith of Edmonthorpe, Smith of Husband's Hosworth, Smith of Weald Hall, Smith of Withcock (Withcote)

William Heriz, later Smith of Withcock (Withcote), Leicestershire (a temp Henry VII who r. 1485-1509) mentioned by BEB1841, presumed father of ...
1. William Smith or Heriz/Harris of Withcote (Withcock) the first mentioned by Muskett
  m. ?? Ashby (dau of William Ashby of Lowesby, m2. Roger Ratcliffe)
  A. John Smith alias Harris of Withcock (Withcottes or Withcooks) (d 1546) the first mentioned by Visitation
  m. Dorothy Cave (dau of Richard Cave of Stamford, m2. Henry Poole)
  i. Roger Smith of Withcock (Withcote), Sheriff of Leicestershire (d 1603)
  m. Frances Griffin (dau of Sir Thomas Griffin of Dingley)
  a. Bridget Smith
  m1. _ Norwich
  m2. _ Sands
b. Frances Smith
  m. Thomas Sturton of Sturton
  c. Jane Smith
  m. John Melley of London
  ii. Francis Smith
  a. Roger Smith
  m. _ Woodcock
  b. Francis Smith
c. Edward Smith
  m. Dorothy Smith (dau of Anthony Smith) @@ below
  d. Margaret Smith
  m. _ Ives
  iii. Erasmus Smith of Somerby, 1st of Husband's Bosworth (Leicestershire) (a 1565)
  Other than to identify him as 3rd son of John of Withcock, Erasmus is the first mentioned by BEB1841 which identifies the arms of this branch of the family as "Gu. on a chev. or, between three bezants as many crosses pattée fitchée sa."
  m1. 'Bydd' (Baiard) (relict of _ Wye)
a. Sir Roger Smith of Husband's Bosworth & Edmonthorpe (b c1571, d 1655, 3rd son)
  m1. Jane Heron (d 1599, sister (not dau) of Sir Edward Heron)
  (1) Edward Smith (dvp 1632)
  m. Elizabeth Heron (dau of Sir Edward Heron of Cressy Hall)
  (A) Sir Edward Smith, Sheriff of Leicestershire, 1st Bart of Edmonthorpe (d 06.09.1707)
  m1. Constantia Spencer (dau of Sir William Spencer, Bart of Yanton)
  (i) Sir Edward Smith, 2nd Bart of Edmonthorpe (dsps 15.02.1721)
  m. Olivia Pepys (dau of Thomas Pepys of Merton Abbey)
(ii) Constantia Smith
  m. Thomas Smith of Snitterton
  (iii)+ other issue - William (d 1677), Henry (d 1698), Erasmus (dsp)
  m2. (sp) Frances Marwood (dau of Sir George Marwood of Busby, relict of Sir Richard Weston)
  m3. (sp) Bridget (widow of Richard Baylis of Woodford)
m2. Anna Goodman (b c1576, d 1652, dau of Thomas Goodman of London)
  (2) Erasmus Smith of Weald Hall, Essex (b c1610, a 1683)
  m. Mary Hare (dau of Hugh Hare, Lord Coleraine)
  (A) Hugh Smith of Weald Hall, Sheriff of Essex (b c1672, d 1745, 4th son)
  m. Dorothy Barrett-Lennard (dau of Dacre Barrett-Lennard of Belhouse)
  (i) Dorothy Smith
  m. (1746) Hon. John Barry
  (ii) Lucy Smith (d 07.02.1759)
  m. (17.03.1746-7) James Stanley-Smith, 'Lord Strange' (b 07.01.1716-7, dvp 01.06.1771)
  (B)+ 5 sons (dsp) and 3 daughters
  (3) Roger Smith 'of Frolesworth' (d c1667 in London)
m. Anna Cotton (dau of Thomas Cotton of Langton (Laughton))
  (A) Roger Smith of Frolesworth
  (B)+ other issue
  (4) Anna Smith
  m. Sir John Norwich, Bart of Brampton (b 14.09.1612, d 10.1661)
  (5) Mary or Jane Smith
  m. (sp) Sir William Dudley, Bart
  Possibly of this generation, perhaps either Edward of Erasmus (as explained in the continuation), or (perhaps more likely a generation later?), was ...
  (6) ?? Smith
b. Lucy Smith probably of this generation
  m. John Gobard or Gobart of Coventry (a 1620)
  c.+ other issue - Henry (dsp, rector of St. Clements), James
  m2. Margery or Margaret Cecil (sister (not dau) of William Cecil, Lord Burleigh, relict of Roger Cave)
  BEB1841 identifies Erasmus's 2nd wife as Margery, daughter of William Cecil, Lord Burleigh, relict of Roger Cave. However, Roger Cave's wife was Lord Burleigh's sister (which is as reported by Visitation).
  iv. Anthony Smith of Kent (a 1568)
  a. Dorothy Smith
  m. Edward Smith @@ above
  v. Ambrose Smith of London, later of (Withcock (Withcote) (d c21.06.1584)
  m. Joane Coo (d 30.04.1601, dau of John Coo of Coggeshall (Cooe of Coxall))
  vi. George Smith of Withcottes (youngest son)
  m. Mary Allen (dau of William Allen of Marfield)
  a. Humphrey Smith of London (grocer)
  m. Anne Bowles (dau of George Bowles, alderman of London)
  (1)+ issue - George, Humphrey, John, Thomas
  b. Robert Smith
  m. _ Peper
  c. Joyce Smith
  m. John Ingell of Essex
  d. Elizabeth Smith
  m. John Hall of Northamptonshire
  e. Anne Smith
  m. Sherington Montgomerie of Sherington (Buckinghamshire)
  f. Dorothy Smith
  m. Thomas Arwaker of Essex
  g.+ other issue (dsp) - John, Erasmus
  vii. Margaret (Margery) Smith
  m. Gilbert Berry of Lincolnshire
  viii.+ other issue - Clement of Oakham (had issue), William (a 1558), Robert of Groby, Henry

Main source(s): Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, 'Smith al's Harris') with input/support from BEB1841 ('Smith of Edmonthorpe') and a little from 'Suffolk Manorial Families' (Joseph James Muskett, 'Edited with extensive additions', vol 1, 1900, 'Smith of Kilburn', p249)
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