'Southcote1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Southcote of Chudleigh, Southcott of Merstham (Meastham), Southcote of Southcote (Southcott of Southcott)

                               
Michael Southcot of Southcot (a 1242)
1. William Southcott
  A. Michael Southcott
  i. William Southcott (a 1325)
  a. Michael Southcotte of Southcotte, Devon the first mentioned by Berry
  (1) William Southcote of Southcote
m. Alice Keynes (dau/heir of Philip Keynes)
  (A) William Southcote of Southcote
  (i) Nicholas Southcote of Southcote & Chudleigh
  m. Jane Pury (dau/heir of Edmond Pury of Chudleigh)
  Vivian notes that one source "gives another generation here, viz., William Soiuthcott = Matilda".
  (a) Nicholas Southcote of Southcote
  m. Margaret Bozon (dau/coheir of John Bozons of Bozoms Hoile (Bozons Soile or Bossond Soyle), widow of John Harte, m3. John Walcott)
Other than to identify him as son/heir of Nicholas Southcote of Chudleigh, Visitation (Essex) starts with this generation and shows Nicholas & Margaret as parents of William (father of Elizabeth), a second William (m. Alice Tregonnell) and John Southcote (had issue), but no Thomas, with the Harleian editor numbering both the 2nd William and John as 2nd son. We follow Vivian but add the second William as possibly also of this generation.
  ((1)) Thomas Southcott of Southcott
  m. Margaret Cole (dau of Thomas Cole of Slade, m2. John Fursland)
((A)) John Southcott of Southcott  - continued below
  m. Margaret Norris (dau of Sir John Norris of Yatenden)
  ((2)) John Southcott of Indiho in Bovey Tracey, Devon
  m1. _ Hankford (d 11.04.1546, widow of _ Sidnam)
  m2. (10.07.1546) Agnes Kyrke (widow of _ Gilbert)
  ((3)) William Southcote of Chudleigh
  ((A)) Elizabeth Southcote
  m. John Callard of Callard
As mentioned above, Visitation (Essex), but not Vivian, adds the following William as also of this generation. It then follows his line. It is perhaps possible that he was of this generation but was illegitimate?
  ((4)) William Southcote
  m. Alice Tregonnell
  ((A)) John Southcote (d 1585, judge)
  m. Elizabeth Robins (dau/heir of William Robins, alderman of London)
  ((i)) John Southcote or Southcott of Witham (Essex) & Meastham (Surrey) (a 1634)
  m. Magdaline Waldegrave (dau of Sir Edward Waldegrave of Hever Castle)
((a)) Edward Southcott of Meastham or Merstham (a 1634)
  m. Elizabeth Seaborne (dau of John Seaborne or Seaburne of Sutton Court)
  The following comes from Visitation (Surrey, 1662-8, Southcott) with some support from VCH (Surrey, vol 3, 'Parishes: Merstham').
  (((1))) Sir John Southcott of Merstham (b c1612, d 1685)
  m. Elizabeth Aston (d 1686, dau of Walter, Lord Aston of Tickshall)
  (((A))) Edward Southcott (b c1659)
  (((B))) Mary Southcott (d 1700) who married ...
  m. (01.12.1682) John Stafford-Howard of Stafford Castle (d 10.1714)
  (((2))) Catherine Southcott (d 25.06.1672) who married ...
  m. Sir John Smith of Crabbett (d 1662)
Visitation (Sussex, 1662, Smith of Crabett in Worth) suggests that Catherine also married Sir WiIliam Courtenay of Powderham but TCP (Devon) mentions no such marriage.
  (((3)))+ other issue (a 1634) - Mary, Dorothy
  ((ii)) Elizabeth Southcote
  m. William Welch
  ((iii)) Martha Southcote
  m. Sir Francis Stonor of Oxfordshire
  ((iv)) Anne Southcote
  m. Sir Francis Curson of Oxfordshire

 

 

John Southcott of Southcott  - continued above
m. Margaret Norris (dau of Sir John Norris of Yatenden)
1. John Southcot
m. (01.09.1561) Jane Tremayne (bur 09.10.1603, dau of Thomas Tremayne of Collocmb)
  A. Philip Southcott of Southcott 
  m1. Martha Grenvile (bur 29.01.1608-9, dau of Richard Grenvile of Penheale)
  i. Stephen Southcott (d by 1620)
  m. (30.12.1611) Barbara Pomeroy (dau of Thomas Pomeroy of Ilsington, m2. Arthur Seccombe)
  a.+ issue - Martha, Dorothy, 2 daughters
  ii. Nevell Southcott (bpt 09.05.1593, a 1620) had issue
  m. Presilla Ley (dau of Richard Ley of Northcott)
  iii. Florence Southcott
  m. (02.07.1616) Thomas Berry of Lob
  iv. Marie Southcott (bpt 15.10.1587)
  m. (18.07.1618) Nathaniel Bewton of East Buckland
  v. Katherine Southcott (bpt 23.10.1588)
  m. Anthony Berry of Lob in Branton ## probably here ##
  vi. Bridget Southcott (bpt 08.08.1592)
  m. (02.07.1616) Richard Cloo of Northam
  m2. (07.1617) Dorothy Worth (dau of Paul Worth of Barstable, widow of Thomas Robinson)
  B. John Southcott (3rd son)
  m. _ Prowse
  i.+ issue - Grenvile (b c1613), Richard (b c1616)
  C. Roger Southcott
  m. "Tailor by Clement's Inn"
  D. Elizabeth Southcott
  m. (06.08.1593) Richard Sergiant (cleric)
  E.+ other issue - Edward, Robert (sp)

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Southcott of Southcott', p697) with some support for the upper section from Berry's Essex Pedigrees (1878, Southcote), Visitation (Essex, 1634, Southcote) and some input as reported above
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