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Families covered: Strete of Hallaton, Shrubb of Merrist Wood, Skipton of Skipton Hall (aka Beechhill), Sprot of Edinburgh, Stainton of Woolley Moor House

Nichols identifies the arms of this family as "Gules, three Catharine wheels Argent".
William Strete of Hallaton, Leicestershire (d 1634-5)
m. Jane Hartopp (d 03.1647-8, dau of Valentine Hartopp of Burton Lazars, brother of William)
1. William Strete of Hallaton (bur 25.12.1638)
  m1. Jane (d 1631)
  m2. Katharine Berkeley of Bridcomb
  A. William Strete of Hallaton (bpt 14.02.1634-5, d 1684)
  m1. Jane Elliot of Godalming (bur 24.09.1671)
  i. Berkeley Strete (b 1669, d 27.01.1727, 2nd son)
  a.+ issue - William (b 1697, d 1749), Berkeley (d 17.09.1741), Anne Maria (b 1696)
  ii.+ other issue (a 1682) - William (bpt 19.07.1656, d 1697), Jane (b c1660), Catharine (b c1664)
  m2. Sarah Arnold of Severn
  v.+ other issue (a 1682) - John (b c1681), Sarah (b c1677), Frances (b c1678), Muriell (b c1679)
  B.+ other issue - Berkeley (bpt 05.01.1635-6), John (bpt 09.03.1636-7), Thomas (bpt 01.04.1639)



James Shrubb
1. James Shrubb
  A. James Shrubb of Merrist Wood & Guildford, Surrey (d 1775)
  m. Elizabeth Peyto (dau of John Peyto of Guildford)
  i. John Peyto Shrubb of Merrist Wood & Stoke (b 27.03.1762, d 03.02.1845)
  m. (19.05.1781) Charlotte Elers (d 1830, dau of George Elers of Chelsea)
  a. John Petyto Shrubb (dvp 1807)
  b. George James Shrubb of Merrist Wood & Stoke (dsp 1846)
  c. Charles Shrubb, later of Merrist Wood & Stoke had issue
  m. (10.11.1834) Charlotte Aubry Bayliff (dau of Captain Thomas G. Bayliff of Southgate by dau of Timothy Lane)
  d. Henry Shrubb (rector of Stratford Tony)
  m. Jane More Molyneux (dau of J. More Molyneux of Losely, widow of Major Arthur Wright of Braboeuf Manor)
  e. Charlotte Aubrey Shrubb
  m. Beverley Robinson (Captain, son/heir of Col. Morris Robinson by Margaret, sister of Captain.Waring RN)
  f. Susanna Shrubb
  m. William Elers of Ightham then Boley Hill House
  ii. Anne Shrubb
  m. Arthur Irdell (rector of Glynd)



The following Alexander "is stated to have been descended from the old English family of Skipton of Yorkshire".
Alexander Skipton of Ballyshasky, co. Derry (b c1569, d 1624)
1. Thomas Skipton of Skipton Hall (b c1603, d 1685, Captain)
m. Charity Staples (dau of Sir Thomas Staples of Lissan, Bart)
  A. Alexander Skipton (b 1642, d 1704, Captain)
m. Jane Cary (dau of Edward Cary of Dungiven (by Sarah, dau of Sir Tristram Beresford, Bart, & niece of Anne Beresford, Lady Cook))
  i. Thomas Skipton of Beechhill (formerly called Skipton Hall) (b c1683, d 1739)
  m. Eleanor Forward (dau of Colonel John Forward of Castle Forward & aunt to Alice Forward, Countess of Wicklaw)
  a. Alexander Skipton (b c1713, d 1793, Rector of Magilligan then Boveragh)
  m. Isabella Kennedy (dau of Gervais Kenned of Derry)
  (1) Thomas Skipton of Beechhill (b c1752, dsp 1802)
  m. Elizabeth McCausland (dau of Conolly McCausland of Fruit Hill)
  Thomas bequeathed Beechhill (aka Skipton Hall) to "his cousin and brother-in-law", George Crookshank Kennedy, who assumed the name Skipton.
  ii.+ other issue
  B. George Skipton
  m. Mary Staples (dau/coheir of Sir Alexander Staples)
i. Staples Skipton of Faughanvale (dsp?)
  C. Elizabeth Skipton
  m. _ McLaughlin (Rector of Clonmany)
  i. Elizabeth McLaughlin
  m. George Young ancestor of the Youngs of Culdaff
2. daughter
  m. William Holland
  A. Elizabeth Holland
  m1. (1668) John Ash
  m2. John Cramie of co. Antrim
3. daughter



William Sprot
m. (1696) Eupham Moffit of Yorkstone, Temple, Midlothian
1. William Sprot (eldest son)
  m. Janet Walker
  A. John Sprot of Edinburgh (b 1703, youngest son) the first mentioned by BFR
  m. (12.03.1727) Janet Esplin (dau of Alexander Esplin)
  i. James Sprot of Edinburgh
  m. Frances Blair
BLG1952 follows James's line, he being the only one of this generation named. BFR does not follow this line but identifies James as ancestor of Gen. John Sprot of Riddell and refers to BLG.
  a. John Sprot of Clapham, Surrey (d 1814) had issue
  m. (1801) Mary Yule (d 1856, dau of Benjamin Yule of Edinburgh)
  b.+ 1 other son + 2 daughters
  ii. Mark Sprot (b 1743)
  BFR identifies Mark's wife as Joanna, dau of _ Stewart of Physgill. This appears to be ...
  m. (1781) Joanna Hathorn (b 18.03.1750, dsp 1825, dau of John Hathorn of Airies (by Agnes Stewart, later of Physgill), sister of Robert Hathorn of Airies, later Stewart of Physgill)
  iii. Alexander Sprot (b 1744, d 1829)
  m. Elizabeth Rannie
  a. Mark Sprot of Garnkirk, Lanarkshire (b 1799, d 1870, DL) had issue
  m. Harriet Hill (dau of _ Hill, Principal of St. Andrew's University, Moderator of the General Assembly)
  b.+ other issue - John (dsp), Thomas (dsp, WS), 4 daughters (d unm)
  iv. daughter
  m. Benjamin Yule of Wheatfield
  B.+ other issue
2.+ other issue



The following section was first launched on 25.10.11 in a Temporary page. It was moved here after review led to acceptance that there was little chance of our making a significant improvement to it in the near future and that it was 'good enough' to be promoted into the main database.
John de Stainton of Stainton (near Tickhill, Yorkshire) (b by 1256, d 1290)
m. Margaret de Dicton (dau/heir of Thomas de Dicton of Woolley)
1. John de Stainton of Woolley Moor House (d by 1343)
  m. Joan de Wollay (m2. Hugh de Tuttenhill)
  A. Isabell de Stainton
  m. John de Tuttenhill (elder son of Hugh de Tuttenhill by Joan de Wollay)
  B. Joan de Stainton
  m. John de Tuttenhill (younger son of Hugh de Tuttenhill by Joan de Wollay)
  C.+ other issue - Elizabeth (prioress of Kirklees), Alice (nun at Kirklees)
2. Thomas de Stainton of Woolley Moor House
  m. Juliana
  A. Sir Robert Stainton of Woolley Moor House (d 1369)
  m. Elizabeth
  i. Christiana Stainton
m. Sir William Rilston (d 1407, son of Sir John of Rilston)
  B. Thomas Stainton of Woolley Moor House (d by 1402)
  m. Elizabeth
  i. John Stainton of Woolley Moorehouse (a 1483)
  m. Cecily
  a. Laurence Stainton of Woolley Moorehouse (a 1480)
  (1) Elizabeth Stainton
  m. (1484) Thomas Popeley (son of John of Birstall)
  b.+ other issue - Richard (a 1462, priest), William (a 1470), Thomas (d 1493?, rector in High Hoyland)
  ii. Richard Stainton (a 1415, youngest son?)
  a. Geoffrey Stainton (a 1462)
iii.+ other issue - Sir Robert (a 1403), William (a 1412), Henry (a 1402)
  C. John Stainton (a 1380)
  m. Joan de Wollay (dau of Thomas de Wollay by Harissia)
  i. Joan Stainton
  m. John Dransfield of West Bretton
  ii.+ other issue - William (dsp), John (d by 1378), Thomas (d young), Robert (d young)
  D. Adam Stainton of Woolley Moor House (a 1379)
  m. Juliana
  E.+ other issue - Laurence (a 1351), William (a 1375, rector of Penistone)
3. Godfrey de Stainton (a 1330)
  m. (1318) Isabella (widow of Adam de Castleford)
  A. John Stainton (a 1366)
  B. Elizabeth Stainton
  m. (1343) Robert Woodrove (son of John of Woolley)
4.+ other issue - William (d 1349, Prior of Monk Brettton), Robert (a 1347)

Main source(s):
(1) For Strete (uploaded 27.03.23) : 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John NichoÏs, vol 2, part 2, 1798, 'Pedigree of Strete of Hallaton', p602)
(2) For Shrubb (uploaded 10.11.23) : BLG1863 ('Shrubb of Merrist Wood and Stoke')
(3) For Skipton (uploaded 11.11.23) : BLG1863 ('Skipton of the Casino'), BLG1886 ('Skipton of Beechhill')
(4) For Sprot (uploaded 23.01.24) : BLG1952 ('Sprot of Riddell'), BFR ('Sprot', p549+)
(5) For Stainton (uploaded 01.03.24) : Walker's Yorkshire Pedigrees (1942, 'Dicton (Deighton), Stainton and Popeley, of Woolley')
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