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Families covered: St. Liz (Senlis) of Huntingdon, St. Liz of Northampton, Soresby of Chesterfield, Spaight of Bunratty Lodge, Spaight of Corbally, Somers of Worcester

Ranulph 'the Rich' (from Normandy)
1. Simon de St. Liz, Earl of Huntingdon and Northampton (d 1115)
  m. Maud of Huntingdon (dau of Waltheof, Earl of Huntingdon and Northampton)
The earldom of Huntingdon became somewhat of a pawn of political negotiation between the English and the Scots. After Simon's death it was taken by David (later King David 1 of Scots) then his son Henry. After Henry's death, the title reverted to Simon's son Simon. After his death it then went to Henry's son Malcolm (King of Scots) then Malcolm's brother William (King of Scots) then it returned to the third/last Simon de St. Liz. When that Simon died, it went to David, son of William (King of Scots) then his son John 'le Scot'. When John died without issue, the earldom became extinct.
  A. Simon de St. Liz, Earl of Northampton, later of Huntingdon (d 1153)
  m. Isabelle de Beaumont (d after 1188, dau of Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester, Viceroy of England)
  i. Simon de St. Liz, Earl of Northampton, later of Huntingdon (dsp(s) 1184)
  m. Alice Gant (dau of Gilbert de Gant, Earl of Lincoln)
  a. Simon de St. Liz (dvp young)
  See Temp55 for some sons which have been attributed to Earl Simon, we think erroneously.
  ii.+ other issue - Amice, Hawyse
  B. Waltheof de St. Liz, Abbot of Melrose
  C. Maud de St. Liz (d 1140) HJY
  m1. (1112) Robert FitzRichard, Lord of Little Dunmow (b c1065, d 1134, steward to King Henry I)
  m2. William de Albini, 'Brito', lord of Belvoir (d c1155) J
  m3. Saier de Quincy of Bushby HJY
  We show her husbands to follow the cross-references in the sources on those families. However, BE1883 (St. Liz), whilst reporting them, does report some uncertainty. We also note that there was mention (in BE1883) that Robert FitzRichard had married Maud's aunt Judith of Huntingdon as well as (or instead of) Maud. TCP (Winchester) confirms that Maud married Robert FitzRichard before Saier de Quincy but does not mention the marriage to William de Albini.
  D. Isabel St. Liz possibly of this generation
  m. William Mauduit of Hanslope



It is not known whether or not there was any connection between the following family and that of Sorsbie of Sheffield.
Aden Soresby of near Youlgrave, later of Chesterfield (bur 1706, miller)
m. Ann (bur 1704)
1. William Soresby of Chesterfield (bur 21.04.1794) the first mentioned by Betham
  m1. Ann (bur 1693)
  A. daughter
  m. _ Alcock of Mansfield
  i. Thomas Alcock
  ii. Helen Alcock
  m. Tobias Bretland
  m2. (11.08.1694) Helen Wright (bur 21.05.1726, dau/heir of William Wright of Dronfield)
  B. Adin Soresby (b 1698, dvpsp bur 16.02.1721-2)
m. (10.04.1721) Barbara Bright (dau/coheir of John Bright of Chesterfield)
  C. Adam Soresby of Chesterfield (bpt 01.03.1699, d 05.06.1751)
  m1. (06.12.1726) Dorothy Holmes (bur 04.05.1739, dau of William Holmes of Derby by Mary Calvert)
  i. William Soresby of Chesterfield (bpt 17.09.1732, dsp 31.05.1760)
  ii. Mary Soresby (bpt 16.11.1732)
  m. (07.02.1748-9) William Milnes of Aldercar (d 09.05.1794)
  iii. Helen Soresby (d 07.04.1762)
  m. Thomas Monro(e) (vicar of St. Bartholomew)
  a. Marianne Monro (b c1757, d 28.01.1764)
  m2. (sp) Jane Tench (dsp 18.05.1752, dau of Sir Fisher Tench of Low Layton, sister/heir of Sir Nathaniel)
  D. William Soresby (dvpsp bur 17.11.1744)
  m. Mary Naylor (dau of Ralph Naylor (by Dorothy), m2. Thomas Hollins)
  E. Ellen Soresby (d 1695)
2. Daniel Soresby



James Spaight of Woolwich (Kent), later of Coleraine (co. Kerry) (d by 1669)
1. Thomas Spaight
  m. Elizabeth Taylor (dau of Thomas Taylor of Ballymort)
  A. Thomas Spaight of Bunratty Lodge, Sheriff of co. Clare
  m. (1684) Eliza Westropp (dau of Montifort Westropp of Bunratty)
  i. Thomas Spaight of Bunratty Lodge & Burrane, Sheriff of co. Clare (d 10.10.1757)
  m. (26.09.1725) Grace Hoare (d before 08.08.1765, dau of Edward Hoare)
  a. Thomas Spaight of Kinsale, co. Cork (d before 04.07.1775)
  m. (06.1752) Prudence Hely (dau of Francis Hely of Gortrough, aunt of 1st Earl of Donoughmore)
(1) Prudence Spaight
  m. Edward Ferriter of co. Kerry
  (2) Christian Spaight (dsp)
  m. Richard Tyrrell of Barne
  (3)+ other issue (dsp) - John, Mary Grace
  b. Samuel Spaight, Sheriff of co. Clare (a 1795, dsp, 4th son)
  m. Diana Hickey (dau of John Hickey of Cappagh)
  c. Grace Spaight
  m. (1749) Robert Reeves of Cork (d 1802)
  d.+ other issue - Palmer (dsp), Joseph (dsp), Catherine (d unm)
ii. William Spaight of Six-mile Bridge, co. Clare
  m. Anne Westropp (dau of Montifort Westropp of Attyflin, widow of Richard Bury of Mount Pleasant)
  a. William Spaight of Corbally, Sheriff of co.Clare (d 07.06.1801)
  m. (1784) Millicent Anne Studdert (d 1845, dau of Thomas Studdert of Bunratty Castle)
  (1) Thomas Spaight of Corbally & Ardnatagle (dsp 1869, 2nd son)
  m. (1837) Elizabeth Gabbett (d 1891, dau of Rev. Robert Gabbett of Castle Lake)
  (2) George Spaight of Limerick (Rev.) had issue
  m. Mary Ann Smith (dau of William Smith of Cherrymount)
  (3) Francis Spaight of Derry Castle, co. Limerick (b 24.06.1790, d 16.02.1861) had issue
  m. (1812) Agnes Campbell (dau of James Campbell Paterson of Kilrush, sister of Duncan of Asknish)
(4) Henry Spaight of Corbally & Affock (d 01.04.1869) had issue
  m. (1838) Constantia Gabbett (d 1893, dau of Rev. Robert Gabbett of Castle Lake)
  (5) Maria Spaight
  m. Francis Morice of Springfield
  (6)+ other issue - William (dsp, Captain), Millicent (d unm)
  b. Mary Spaight
  m. Rev. Francis Morice of Atterbury
  c.+ other issue - Westropp, Elizabeth
  iii. Elizabeth Spaight
  m. William FitzGerald (brother of Augustine of Moy Castle)
  B. daughter
  m. Boyle Vandeleur of Rathlahine



John Somers or Sommers of Clifton-on-Severn & Worcester (d 01.1680-1)
m. (1648) Catherine Severne (dau of John Severne of Powyck)
1. John Somers of Worcester, Lord Chancellor, Baron Somers of Evesham (b 04.03.1650/1, d unm 26.04.1716)
2. Mary Somers
  m. Charles Cocks of Worcester
  One of their grandsons was created Lord Somers of Evesham in 1784.
3. Elizabeth Somers (dsp 1745)
  m. Sir Joseph Jekyll (Master of the Rolls)

Main source(s):
(1) For St. Liz (uploaded 04.12.02) : BE1883 (St. Liz of Huntingdon)
(2) For Soresby of Chesterfield (uploaded 03.10.08), reviewed 16.01.22 with Betham): FMG (vol III, Soresby), FMG (vol I, Wright), 'Baronetage of England' (William Betham, vol 5 (1805), p*439+, note)
(3) For Spaight (uploaded 30.01.09) : BLG1952 (Spaight of Ardnatagle)
(4) For Somers (uploaded 30.01.09) : BE1883 (Somers), TCP (Somers)
[The information on the Lords Segrave was moved to Segrave1. The information on Scriven has been moved to Scriven1.]
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