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Families covered: Smith of Bacton, Smith (Smyth) of Cavendish, Smith (Smyth) in Suffolk

                               
We alternate somewhat arbitrarily between using 'Smith" and "Smyth". Visitation, which was used when this page was first produced, uses "Smyth" but MGH, which was used for the review & expansion on 19.11.20 (which inserted an additional generation at the beginning), uses 'Smith".
John Smith of Cavendish, Suffolk
1. John Smith (Smyth) of Cavendish (a 1390) the first mentioned by Visitation
  A. John Smith of Cavendish (a 1421, d by 1491, 2nd son)
  m. Alice Brecknock (dau/coheir of Sir John Brecknock of Buckinghamshire)
  i. John Smyth of Cavendish (d by 1542)
  MGH & the Harleian editor note that this generation is omitted by the Visitations but nevertheless include it.
m. _ Cavendish (dau of Thomas Cavendish of Poslingford)
  a. John Smyth of Cavendish (d by 1545)
  m. Agnes Raye (dau of John Raye of Denston)
  (1) John Smyth of Kessings Hall in Cavendish & Haverhill 'of Denston' (d 10.12.1578)
  m1. Anne Britton (dau of William Britton (Brytton) London)
  (A) George Smyth of Cavendish & Haverhill Manor
  m. Emma Clopton (dau of Richard Clopton of Long Melford & Groton)
  Both MGH and Visitation (Suffolk, 1561, 'Smyth of Cavendish') end with this generation. The following comes from Visitation (Suffolk. 1664-8, 'Smith of Wantisden') which starts with the following Thomas whom we presume to have been George's son. Unfortunately, Visitation (Suffolk, 1612) does not cover this line.
  (i) Thomas Smith of Cavendish
  m. Thomazine Bryan of Bullingbrooke
  (a) Bryan Smith of Cavendish
  m. Margaret Syda of Bewers
  ((1)) Bryan Smith of Wantesden, Suffolk (a 1664)
  m1. Anne Glover (dau of William Glover of Ash)
((A))+ issue - John (b c1652), Thomas, Elizabeth
  m2. Elizabeth Sutton of London
  ((D)) Robert Smith
  (B) Agnes Smyth (a 1599)
  m1. John Gardiner of Columbine Hall
  m2. Edward Browne of Leiston
  (C) Elizabeth Smyth
  m. John Holyer of Little Waldingfield
  (D) Mary Smyth shown by MGH as d unm but by Visitation as having married ...
  m. (1572) Mathew Crochrode of Netherhall Manor in Cavendish
  (E)+ other issue - John, Thomas, Sarah (d unm)
  m2. (sp) Margaret Buck (d 02.11.1597, dau of Robert Buck of Long Melford, widow of Frederick Tilney of Shelley)
  (2) Thomas Smyth of Wratting, later of Denston (d by 1582)
  The following is supported by Visitation (Suffolk, 1561, 'Smyth of Denston') & Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, 'Smyth').
  m. Katherine Morse (dau of John Morse or Morris of Aylesford)
  (A) Thomas Smyth of Wolferton in Marshland, Norfolk
  m1. Barbara Bendish (dau of Thomas Bendish of Bumpstead)
(i) Elizabeth Smyth
  m. Andrew Ogar of Walsoken
  (ii)+ other issue - Thomas, Bendish, Robert, John
  m2. Elizabeth Tryce (dau of Jasper Tryce of Godmanchester)
  (vi)+ other issue - Thomas (dsp), Margaret
  (B)+ other issue - John, Henry, Laura, Anne, Katherine, Elizabeth, Susan
  (3) Anne Smyth
  m. (1549) Henry Turnor of Blunts Hall in Little Wratting (d 1572)
  (4)+ other issue - George, Lionel
  b. Simon Smyth (dsp)
c. Thomas Smyth of Long Melford, Suffolk
  m. Elizabeth Payne (dau/heir of Christopher (or Peter) Payne of Rowdham)
  Visitation (Suffolk, 1561, 'Smyth of Cavendish') ends by reporting that Thomas & Elizabeth had 2 sons, one being Richard, ancestor of the Smyths of Bacton. The following is supported by later Visitations as shown with, except as shown, MGH pulling them together and supplementing the data.
  (1) Richard Smith of Bacton, Suffolk
  m. Elizabeth Chester (dau of John Chester (alias Cressy) of Royston, sister of Sir Robert) mother of Richard, presumed also of ...
  (A) Thomas Smith of Bacton (b c1521, d 01.06.1620!)
  m1. _ Gilburd (dau of William Gilburd of Clare)
  (i) Elizabeth Smith
  m. Rev. Roger Nuttal of Bacton
  (ii) Grace Smith
  m. Thomas Tyme of Stradishall
  (iii) Mary Smith (a 1612)
  m. John Daynes (d before 07.09.1612)
  (a)+ issue - Nicholas, John, Robert
  Visitation (Suffolk, 1664-8, 'Smith of Haughley', D22 fo. 29b) starts with Thomas and shows him as father of the following Thomas by Alice, dau of John Ivey of Middlesex. MGH identifies her as ...
  m2. Alice Ivye (bur 29.03.1615, dau of Thomas Ivye of London & Wiltshire)
  (iv) Thomas Smith of Walsoken then Bacton (bur 15.01.1645)
m. Mary Sparke of Harsted (bur 16.06.1654, dau of William Sparke or Sparkes)
  (a) Thomas Smith of Bacton (b 19.1131592)
  m. Margaret Godfrey (dau/heir of Daniel Godfrey of Great Bealings, widow of George Clench of Little Bealings (son of John Clench of Little Bealings by Joan, dau/heir of Robert Holmes of Wyverstone, widow of John Prettyman of Bacton))
  ((1)) Thomas Smith of Bacton (b 1645-6, d 15.08.1702)
  m. Dorothy Prettyman (b 1643-4, d 18.07.1728, dau of John Prettyman of Bacton by Susan, dau/coheir of Thomas Tyrell of Gipping)
  ((A)) Thomas Smith of Bacton (bpt 15.07.1670, bur 17.06.1713)
  ((B))+ other issue - Robert (bpt 13.02.1673-4, bur 04.07.1746), Susan of Bacton (bur 07.01.1744-5), Dorothy (bpt 05.07.1677, bur 30.04.1763)
  (b) Robert Smith (3rd son)
  ((1))+ issue - John (bpt 26.10.1643), Thomas (bpt 04.02.1643-4), Elizabeth (bpt 01.07.1664?), Margaret (bpt 22.03.1665?), Mary (bpt 27.09.1597, d before 1620), Mary, Elizabeth
  (c) John Smith of Haughley, Suffolk (a 1664) the only person of this generation mentioned by Visitation
  m1. Mary Rysing (dau/heir of Francis Rysing of East Deereham)
  ((1)) Rysing Smith (b c1656) not mentioned by MGH
  m2. Mary Alden (dau/heir of William Alden of Gissing)
  ((2)) John Smith not mentioned by MGH
  (d) Susan Smith
  m. James Markes of Old Newton (b 1596-7, d 21.09.1650)
(e)+ other issue - John (d before 1620), Richard, William (bpt 22.02.1608, d before 1620), Nathaniel
  (v) Susan Smith (d 12.1619)
  m. Robert Bradshaw of Stepney (Captain)
  (a)+ 3 daughters
  (vi) Sarah Smith
  m. (07.02.1586) William Smith alias Hovell of Wyverstone
  (a)+ 2 sons + 3 daughters
  (vii) Rebecca Smith 
  m1. (30.07.1583) John Cullum of Thorndon (bur 27.02.1609)
  m2. William Butts of Brockford in Wetheringsett (bur 21.03.1647)
  (a) son (a 1620)
  (viii) Mary Smith
  m. (14.02.1587) Thomas Simonds of Weston Market
  (a)+ issue - William, Reginald, Alice, Elizabeth, mary
  (ix) Martha Smith
  m1. Stephen Keble of Earl Stonham
  (a)+ issue (a 1620) - son, daughter
  m2. _ Levett of Bacton
  (x) Alice Smith (bpt 23.06.1583, a 1628)
  m. (19.02.1609) Robert Everard of Creeting
  (a)+ 3 sons (a 1620)
  (xi)+ other issue - Josias (d infant), Daniel (bpt 25.09.1578, bur 08.11.1581), Elizabeth (d unm bur 09.08.1609)
  (B) John Smith
m. _ Sydye
  (C) William Smith
  m. Catherine Warrne (dau/heir of Simon Warren)
  (D) Robert Smith (b c1539, d 06.10.1603)
  m. Jane Blomefield (a 1603)
  (E) Richard Smith of Thrandeston (Suffolk) & Carlton Road (Norfolk) (d 9.12.1621)
  m. Elizabeth Long (dau/heir of John Long of Livermere)
  (F) Margery Smith
  m. William Curtis of London
  (G) Christian Smith
  m. _ Alden of Norfolk
  (H) Anne Smith
m. _ Ellis of Long Melford
  (2) John Smith
  m. Elizabeth Pucke (dau/coheir of Robert Pucke of Long Melford)
  d. Margaret Smyth
  m. _ Somers
  ii. Margaret Smith
  m. _ Barnard or Barners
2. Catherine Smith
  m. John Cavendish of Cavendish & Pentlow, Suffolk
  A. Sir John Cavendish (d 1381, Lord Chief Justice) ## see here ##
  m. Alice Odynsell
  MGH identifies Sir John & Alice as ancestors of the Dukes of Devonshire.

Main source(s): MGH (S3, vol 1 (1896, #6, June 1895), 'Smith of Cavendish, Bacton, and Thrandeston in Suffolk', p177+), Visitation (Suffolk, 1561, 'Smyth of Cavendish') with input/support as reported above
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