'Sotheron1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Sotheron of Durham, Sotheron of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

(1) We have found online the following 2 good-looking additional sources on this family:
* 'Pedigree of Sotheron, vel Sotheran, etc. of Mitotn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Holm-in-Spaldingmore, Darrington, Ampleforth, oswaldkirk, etc.' (compiled by Mr. Charles Sotheran, of Torquay), within'Pedigrees of the County Families of Yorskshire (vol 3 - North and East Riding' by Joseph Foster (1874); and
* 'Genealogical Memoranda relating to the Family of Sotheron ...' by Charles Sothean (1871),
Unfortunately, these were not clear enough to read easily. It is possible that we will find better copies in due course and then be able to supplement the following
(2) MGH indicates that the family name was often spelt as Sotheran or Southeran with other variations. For most of the time, we keep to 'Sotheron' for the sake of simplicity but do use 'Southeran' or 'Sootheran' for a later branch of the family.
(3) MGH (p137) identifies the arms of Sheriff Stephen (a 1561) as "ar. a chev. between three branches of southerwood vert, in chief a crescent sa.".
?? Sotheron of co. Durham (a c1400)
1. Robert Sotheron (or Southryn) of co. Durham (a 1436)
  A. Sir Robert Sotheron of New Elvet, Durham (a 1448, 1478)
i. Rowland Sotheron of co. Durham (a 1495)
  a. Lewis Sotheron of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland (Captain RN, younger son?)
  (1) Christopher Sotheron of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (a 1565)
  m. Isabel Smythe (sister of Cuthbert Smythe of Ketton, son of Anthony of Nunstainton (by Margaret, dau of Thomas (sb William?) Belasyse of Henknoll by Margaret, dau of Sir Lancelot Thirkeld))
  (A) Stephen Sotheron, Sheriff of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (a 1561)
  m. Anne Orde (dau of Robert Ode)
  (i) William Sotheron of Tanfield, Eighton & Ravenswoth, co. Durham (d 1632)
  m. Agnes Cuthbert (b c1542, dau of Conan Cuthbert of Westhoe & Ravensworth, son of Thomas of Ravensworth son/heir of Margaret Cuthbert alias Westgayt, cousin/coheir of Henry Ravensworh & granddau of Alan de Ravensworth)
  (a)+ issue - Stephen of Tanfield (a 1632), William of Durham (clerk), Francis of Cleatlam (a 1664)
  (ii) Anthony Sotheron of Newcastle (d before 1632)
  m. Catherine Lawson (dau of Robert Lawson (by Margaret), son of Robert of Longhurst, m2. Robert Preston of Newcastle)
  (a) Thomas Sotheron of Edlingham Castle (a 1661)
  (b) Mary Sotheron (a 1651)
  (iii) Richard Sotheron of Gateshead (a 1572)
(iv) Alice Sotheron (d 1620)
  m. (1615) Samuel Hanock (b c1586, a 1626, son/heir of Rev. Richard Hancock of Hartburn & Ponteland by Isabel, dau of James Rawe of Newcastle)
  (B) John Sotheron of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (d by 1583)
  m. Florence Robinson (dau of Robert Robinson)
  (i) John Sotheron of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  m. (c1603) Barbara Ridel (b 1584, dau of Peter Ridel (by Eleanor, dau of John Swinburne of Newcastle) son of Peter of Newcastle (by Dorothy, dau of John Brandling & sister of Sir Robert), m2. Anthony Theobald)
  (a) Barbara Sotheron (d 1656?)
m. (1621) Nicholas Wilkinsonof Harpley (d before 1640, son of Lawrence of Harpley House by Dorothy, dau/coheir of Ralph Emerson of Westgate Castle)
  (b) Eleanor Sotheron
  m. (1625) Thomas Forster of Durham (d 1642, son/heir of Mark by Margaert, dau of Edward Hudspeth of Durham)
  (ii)+ other isse (a 1582) - Thomas, Nicholas
  (C) William Sotheron of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (a 1582)
  m. Katherine Willy (dau of Ralph Willy of Haughton-le-Side by Dorothy, dau of James Hodgson of Newcastle)
  (i) William Sotheron of Holm-in-Spaldingmore, Yorkshire (a 1622)
  m. Constance (d before 20.05.1623)
  (ii) Robert Sotheron or Sotheran of Ampleforth, Yorkshire (d 1617)
  (iii) Cuthbert Sotheron (4th son?) probably father of ...
  (a) ?? Sotheron
  ((1)) Charles Sotheron (a 1698)
  (iv)+ other issue (a 1582) - Rowland, Roger, Christopher, Jane
  (D) Alison Sotheron
  m. Gerard Fenwick of Newcastle (m2. Isabel, dau of James Lawson of Nesham)
  (E) daughter
  m. Ralph Harle
  (2) Thomas Sotheron of Newcastle
  (3) daughter
  m. _ Horsley
  (A) Thomas Horsley (a 1582)
  b.+ other issue - Sir William, John (a 1532), Arthur (d 1518)
  B. William Sotheron (d 1461)
2. John Sotheron (a 1419)

Main source(s): MGH (NS1, vol 1 (1874), 'Genealogy of the Family of Sotheron of cos. Durham, Northumberland and York', p137+)
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