'Tilney1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Tilney (Tylney) of Boston, Tilney of Shelley, Tilney (Tylney) of Tilney, Tilney of Wexford

We have been advised by a contributor (JECR, 30.05.06) that "The Tilney pedigree is bogus." We understand that this refers to the early generations reported by the book which is our main source for this family. Pending further investigation, we have 'italicised' the early generations to show that they should be viewed with caution.
Brother of Baldwin, an abbot who died in 1097, was ...
Frodo (a temp Edward the Confessor, a 1066)
1. Alan de Tilney (a temp King Stephen who r. 1135-1154)
  A. Alan de Tilney
  i. Baldwin de Tilney
a. Galfrid de Tilney (a temp Henry III who r. 1216-1272)
  (1) Walter de Tilney
  (A) John de Tilney
  m. _ Fitton
  (i) Sir Thomas de Tilney (a temp Edward III who r. 1327-1377)
  (a) Sir John de Tilney of Whapland (Quaplode)
  m. (?) Felicia de Kirton (dau/heir of Sir Robet de Kirton, relict of Sir Roger Bacon of Quanlode)
  ((1)) Isabel de Tilney
  m. Jeffrey Fulvile
  ((2)) Alice de Tilney
  m. Edmund Kirvill of Wiggenhall
  (ii) John de Tilney
  ii. Sir Frederick de Tilney (a 1190)
  Unfortunately, the page that provided the information for this family had been torn. We were not able to read the name of the next generation and have probably missed out on some of the branches of the family. Given the doubt about the reliability of the earlier generations reported by Pishey Thompson's book, we start 'properly' with the following Frederick (a 1327).
  B. Galfrid
2. Gilbert



The first mentioned by the Visitation, identified in Pishey Thompson's book as descended from the above Sir Frederick (a 1190), was ...
Frederick de Tilney of Boston (a 1327)
m. Margaret Lyne
1. Philip de Tilney (3rd son)
  m. Grace Rosse (dau of Sir Robert Rosse of Ryngborough or Gedney)
  A. Frederick de Tilney
  m. Margaret Rochford (dau of Sir John Rochford)
  i. Philip de Tilney of Boston (d 30/1.10.1453)
  m. Isabel de Thorpe (dau of Sir Edmund de Thorpe of Ashwell Thorpe)
  a. Sir Frederick Tilney or Tylney of Boston and Ashwell Thorpe
  m. Elizabeth Cheyney (dau of Laurence Cheyney of Ditton by Elizabeth Cokayne)
  (1) Elizabeth Tilney or Tylney (d 04.04.1497)
  m1. Sir Humphrey Bourchier (dvp Barnet 14.04.1471)
  m2. (30.04.1472) Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk (d 21.05.1524)
  The Visitation covers only the above. Pishey Thompson's book also shows ...
  b. Robert Tilney
  m. Mary Waldegrave (dau of Richard Waldegrave)
(1) Robert Tilney of Wexford
  m. _ Playters of Sottely
  (A) Philip Tilney (dsp)
  (B) John Tilney of Wexford (dsp)
  m. _ Hynde
  c. Sir Hugh Tilney or Tylney of Skirbeck and Boston
  m. Eleanor Tailboys (dau of Walter Tailboys)
(1) Sir Philip Tilney of Shelley (d 1532/3)
  m1. Margaret Brewse (dau of ?? Brewse of Wenham)
  (A) Thomas Tilney of Shelley - continued below
  m. Margaret Barett
  (B) Philip Tilney
  m. Malyn Chambre
  (i) Edmund Tilney
  m. _ Cotton (dau of Sir J. Cotton)
m2. Jane (dau of either Thomas Lancelot or John Tey)
  Sir Philip's 3rd wife was identified as Elizabeth, dau of Geffery Stanfield, but appears to have been ...
  m3. Elizabeth Jeffrey (dau of ?? Jeffery of Stanfield)
  (C) Catherine Tilney
  m. _ Baker
  (D) Anne Tilney
  m. _ Hobart
  (E) Elizabeth Tilney
  m. Peter Clarkson
  (2) Agnes Tilney (bur 31.05.1545)
  m. (17.08.1497) Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk (d 21.05.1524)
  d. son
  Pishey Thompson's book identifies a younger unnamed son as ancestor of the Tilneys of Rutherwick and Todenham. We presume that this was the John Tilney of South Creake (will proved 28.07.1440) who had children by his wife Alice and was the first mentioned in Arthur Campling's 'East Anglian Pedigrees' (1939, Tilney of East Tuddenham, co. Norfolk). Although the connection is not actually made by Campling, we presume that John was father or grandfather of ...
  (1) Richard Tylney of South Creake (d after 09.1484)
  m. Joan
  e. Grace Tilney
  m. Oliver Sutton of Sutton
  f.+ other issue - Maude, Marion



Thomas Tilney of Shelley - continued above
m. Margaret Barett
1. Francis Tilney of Shelley
  m. Margaret Buch (dau of _ Buch of Melford)
  A. Philip Tilney of Shelley (d 1602)
  m. Anne Framlingham (dau of Francis Framlingham of Crow's Hall)
  i. Charles Tilney (dsp)
2. Emery Tilney of Haxton
  m. Winifred Dangers of Kent
  A. Thomas Tilney of Shelley
  m. (Elizabeth) Gosnold (dau of Anthony Gosnold of Greendisburgh & Clopte)
  i. Philip Tilney (4th son)
  m. Elizabeth Needham (dau of Francis Needham of Berkshire) ## possibly here (dau of Sir Thomas)? ##
  a. Francis Tilney (vicar of Denham)
  (1) Francis Tilney (b c1634, d 1715, rector of Bessingham)
  m. Elizabeth Rode (dau of Thomas Rode of North Cove)
  (A) Francis Tilney (dsp)
  (B) Elizabeth Tilney (dsp)
  m. John Barker (rector of Feisfield)
  (2) Henry Tilney
  (A) Henry Tilney of Thaugh
  m. Margaret Chester
  (i) Henry Tilney of Ellingham (b c1706, d 1793, 3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Ward (dau of R. Ward of Kirby Lane)
  (a) Henry Tilney of Harkeston (d 1801)
  m. Sarah Bertram (d 1815, dau of John Bertram)
  ((1)) Sarah Tilney
  m. _ Basset
((2)) Mary Tilney (dsp)
  m. _ Johnson
  ((3))+ other issue (dsp) - Henry (rector of Harkwold), Francis of Harleston, Martha (d unm)
  (b) Francis Tilney (dsp)
  (ii)+ other issue (dsp) - Francis, Robert
  ii. Elizabeth Tilney (bur 24.11.1634) possibly of this generation
  m. George Needham of Grimsby
  iii.+ other issue - Frederick, Thomas, Edmund
  B. Frederick Tilney (dsp)
3. Elizabeth Tilney
  m. James Ford of Hadley
4. Anne Tilney
  m. _ Wakefield

Main source(s): 'The History and Antiquities of Boston' by Pishey Thompson, 1856, with a little support (as mentioned above) from Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, Tilney)
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