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Families covered: Twisden of Bradbourne, Twysden of Chelmington, Twysden of Roydon Hall

BP1934 (Twisden) reports that the1st Bart of Bradbourne spelled his name 'Twisden' to distinguish his line from that of his elder brother who used 'Twysden'. However it appears that, before that, the spelling of the family name varied almost interchangeably between 'Twysden' and 'Twisden'. Visitation starts with 3 brothers:
* George de Twisden
* Adam de Twysden of Twysenden (a 1290, dsp)
* John de Twysden
m. Christiana
1. Thomas de Twysden
  A. ?? Twysden
  BP1934 starts with the above John, brother of Adam, then mentions the following Roger as his great-grandson (then jumps to the William who married Elizabeth Roydon). Visitation shows John then Thomas then the following Roger, making Roger grandson rather than great-grandson of John. We presume therefore that Visitation missed out a generation, either here (as shown) or between John and Thomas.
  i. Roger Twysden (a 1400)
  m. Elizabeth Chelmington (dau of Thomas Chelmington of Chelmington)
  a. Roger Twysden
  m. Anna Baker (dau of John Baker of Coldham)
  (1) Thomas Twysden
  m. Bennetta Lewknor (dau of Richard Lewknor son of Thomas)
(A) Roger Twysden of Chelmington
  m. Jane Cooper (dau of _ Cooper of Stone)
  (i) William Twysden of Chelmington
  Visitation (Kent, 1574, Twysden) refers to William as 'of Wye'.
  m. Elizabeth Roydon (dau of Thomas Roydon of Roydon Hall)
  (a) Roger Twysden of Roydon Hall, Sheriff of Kent (a 1572)
  Roydon Hall is in East Peckham, Kent. Cross-references to this family sometimes refer to the Twysdens as of East Peckham rather than of Roydon Hall.
  m. Ann Wyat (dau of Sir Thomas Wyat of Allington Castle)
  ((1)) Sir William Twysden, 1st Bart of Roydon Hall (d 08.01.1628) - continued below
m. Anne Finch (d 14.11.1638, dau of Sir Moyle Finch, Bart)
  ((2)) Thomas Twysden
  m1. Anna Pigott (dau of Thomas Pigott or Paget)
  ((A)) Thomas Twysden
  m. Elizabeth Fetherston
  ((i)) Thomas Twysden
((B)) Margaret Twysden who d c1641 having married ...
  m. Sir Euseby Pelsant of Cadeby
  ((C))+ other issue - Barbara, Maria, Elizabeth, Anna, Jane, Catherine, Dorothy
  m2. Anna Lovelace
  ((3)) Elizabeth Twysden
  m. Adam Ashburnham of Bromeham (d 05.06.1597)
  ((4)) Margaret Twysden
  m. (1584) Henry Fane of Hadlow (b c1560, d 1596)
((5)) Jane Twysden
  m. Sir William Monins, 1st Bart of Waldershare (d 24.02.1643)
  ((6)) Benett Twysden
  m. (sp) Robert Bathurst of Lechlade
  ((7))+ other issue - Charles, Katheryn, Ellenor
  (b) Margaret Twysden
  m. Richard Deering of Pluckley (Surrenden Dering)
  (c)+ other issue (dsp) - Bennett, Katheryn
  (ii) Catharine Twysden
  m1. _ Bringborne
  m2. _ Swan
  (iii)+ other issue - Thomas, Christopher (dsp), George (dsp)
  (B) William Twysden (dsp)
  m. Margaret Culpeper (dau of _ Culpeper of Wakhurst)

 

 

Sir William Twysden, 1st Bart of Roydon Hall (d 08.01.1628) - continued above
m. Anne Finch (d 14.11.1638, dau of Sir Moyle Finch, 1st Bart, by Elizabeth, Countess of Winchilsea)
1. Sir Roger Twysden, 2nd Bart of Roydon Hall (d 07.06.1672)
  m. Isabella Saunders (dau of Sir Nicholas Saunders of Ewell)
A. Sir William Twysden, 3rd Bart of Roydon Hall (d 1697)
  m. Frances Cross (dau of Josiah Cross)
  i. Sir Thomas Twysden, 4th Bart of Roydon Hall (d 10.10.1712, 2nd son)
  m. (1710) Catherine Withens (d 04.1730, dau of Sir Francis Withens)
  a. Frances Twysden
  m. George Ogle (nephew of Sir George Markham, Bart)
  b. Catharine Twysden (d 1765)
  m. (1735) George Cooke (b 1709, d 1768)
  ii. Sir William Twysden, 5th Bart of Roydon Hall (d 20.08.1751)
  m. (17.05.1706) Jane Twisden (dau of Francis Twisden) @1@ below
  a. Sir William Twysden, 6th Bart of Roydon Hall (d 14.07.1767)
  m. Mary Jervis (d 04.06.1818, dau of George Jervis)
  (1) Sir William Jervis Twysden, 7th Bart of Roydon Hall (b 13.05.1760, d 03.02.1834)
  m. (07.05.1786) Frances Wynch (d 1849, dau of Alexander Wynch, Governor of Madras)
  (A) Sir William Twysden, 8th Bart of Roydon Hall (b 01.12.1788, dsp 22.06.1879)
  m1. (24.03.1831) Eliza May (dsp 12.07.1863, dau of Walter May)
  m2. (18.02.1869) Anne Browne
(B) Francis James Twysden (b 14.06.1803, d 16.08.1854) had issue (2 daughters)
  m. (1829) _ Hook
  (C) John Twysden (b 25.11.1808, d 1863) had issue
  m1. (08.01.1829) Cecilia Bazalgette (dau of Loius Bazalgette of Eastwick Park)
  m2. (20.050.1842, sp?) Georgina Horsford (dau of Lt. General George Horsford)
(D) Frances Twysden (d 1873)
  m. (20.07.1831) Lambert Blackwell Larking (vicar of Burham and Ryarsh)
  (E) Flora Twysden (d unm)
  (F) Mary Twysden
  m. (22.07.1809/19) Henry Duncan Twysden (b 06.10.1794, d 06.10.1872, Rear Admiral) @2@ below
  (G) Eliza Twysden (b c1796, d 02.09.1878)
  m. (23.07.1827) Charles Henry Scale (Captain RN)
  (H) Isabella Camilla Twysden (d 07.03.1850)
  m. (25.03.1824) Rev. Robert Orgil Leman
(2) Heneage Twysden (b 23.09. 1764, dsp 1826)
  m. (17.07.1802) Anne Dyke (d 30.03.1853, dau of Sir John Dixon Dyke, 3rd Bart)
  (3) Thomas Twysden (b 20.10.1765, d 04.10.1801, Captain RN)
  m. Isabella Duncan (d 1846, dau of Henry Duncan)
  (A) Henry Duncan Twysden (b 06.10.1794, d 06.10.1872, Rear Admiral) had issue
  m. (22.07.1809/19) Mary Twysden (dau of Sir William Jervis Twysden, 7th Bart of Roydon Hall) @2@ above
  (B) Thomas Twysden (b 21.08.1801, d 10.1887, rector of Charlton) had issue
  m. (15.10.1827) Elizabeth Fortescue (d 1891, dau of Edmund Nathaniel William Fortescue of Fallapit)
(4) Frances Twysden
  m1. (09.08.1783, div 1788) Archibald Montgomerie, 11th Earl of Eglinton (b 18.05.1726, d 30.10.1796)
  m2. (29.11.1794) Francis Moore (son of John of Dovehill & brother of General Sir John)
  p. Duke of Hamilton
  b. Thomas Twysden (d 19.07.1784, Lt.Colonel)
c. Philip Twysden, Bishop of Raphoe (d 02.11.1752)
  m1. (1741) Mary Purcell (d 1743)
  (1) daughter (d young)
  m2. (1749) Frances Carter (dau of Thomas Carter of Robertstown, Master of the Rolls)
  (2) Frances Twysden (b 25.02.1753, d 23.07.1821)
  m. (26.03.1770) George Bussy Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey (b 09.06.1735, d 22.08.1805)
iii. Isabella Twysden
  m. Richard Lybbe of Hardwicke
  iv.+ other issue - Roger (dvp unm), Charles (d unm), Heneage (d Malplaquet 1709, Captain), John (d 1707, RN), Josias (d unm1708), Anne (d unm), Frances
  B. Frances Twisden (b c1643, d 04.1711) apparently of this generation
  m. (c12.1662) Sir Peter Killigrew of Arwenack, 2nd Bart (b c1634,d 08.01.1704/5)
2. Sir Thomas Twisden, 1st Bart of Bradbourne (d 02.01.1682-3)
  m. (26.12.1639) Jane Thomlinson (d 24.09.1702, dau of John Thomlinson of Whitby)
  A. Sir Roger Twisden, 2nd Bart of Bradbourne (b c1640, d 28.02.1702-3)
  m. (12.1667) Margaret Marsham (b 09.12.1644, d 30.01.1687, dau of Sir John Marsham,1st Bart)
  i. Sir Thomas Twisden, 3rd Bart of Bradbourne (b 10.11.1668, d 12.09.1728)
  m. (07.1701) Anne Musters (dau of John Musters of Colwick Hall by Millicent, dau of Adrian Mundy of Quarndon)
  a. Sir Thomas Twisden, 4th Bart of Bradbourne (b 22.01.1703-4, d 30.07.1737)
  b. Sir Roger Twisden, 5th Bart of Bradbourne (b 04.04.1705, d 07.03.1772)
  m. (10.01.1736) Elizabeth Watton (d 05.03.1775, dau of Edmund Watton of Addington)
  (1) Sir Roger Twisden, 6th Bart of Bradbourne (b 07.11.1737, d 04.10.1779)
  m. (22.02.1779) Rebecca Wildash (d 03.02.1833, dau of Isaac Wildash)
  (A) Rebecca Twisden (b 06.01.1780, d 02.1843)
  m. Thomas Law Hodges of Hempsted Place
  (2) William Twisden (bpt 23.12.1741, d 30.12.1771, RN)
  m. (before 1765) Mary Kirk (d 02.07.1771)
  There must have been uncertainty on the validity of this marriage as, on the death of the 6th Bart, his brother John inherited Bradbourne and assumed the title instead of his son John. The marriage was confirmed as valid by a High Court in 1909 from which time his descendant assumed the title as 11th Baronet.
  (A) 'Sir' John Twisden, de jure 7th Bart, later of Bradbourne (b 22.10.1767, d 22.06.1853, Captain RN)
  m. (09.01.1791) Ann Hammond (d 13.06.1843, dau of Joseph Hammond)
  (i) John Francis Twisden (b 17.11.1792, dvp 08.04.1846) had issue
  m. (11.11.1817) Frances Ker
  (ii) William Twisden (b 23.12.1798, dvp 19.02.1841) had issue
  m. (10.12.1816) Martha Billett (d 02.03.1855, dau of William Billett)
(iii) Ann Twisden (b 03.12.1794, d 25.02.1869)
  m. Joseph Ellis-Viner of Badgeworth Court
  (iv) Frances Twisden (b 22.02.1805, d 25.10.1897)
  m. Edward Hawkins (canon of Llandaff)
  (v)+ other issue (d unm) - George James (d young), Thomas Edward (b 28.05.1818, d 18.05.1887), Ann (d infant), Clara (b 09.02.1797, d 10.10.1863), Elizabeth (b 23.01.1801, d 15.03.1879), Amy Rebecca (b 17.03.1807, d 25.01.1871), Charlotte Harriet (b 16.05.1809, d 12.02.1880), Mary Matilda (b 07.08.1811, d 24.11.1881), Emily Henrietta (b 22.12.1813, d 12.12.1909)
  (B)+ other issue - William (b 13.09.1765, bur 27.11.1771), John (b 22.11.1766, bur 18.03.1767), Thomas (b 07.07.1769, d young), Charles (b 22.05.1771, d infant), daughter (b 22.09.1764)
  (3) John Papillon Twisden of Bradbourne, '7th Bart' (bpt 20.01.1743, d 08.02.1810)
  m. (08.04.1782) Elizabeth Geary (d 19.12.1815, dau of Sir Francis Geary, 1st Bart)
  (A) John Twisden of Bradbourne, '8th Bart' (b 28.09.1784, dsps 01.01.1841)
  m. (25.02.1811) Catherine Judith Coppard (d 13.04.1819, dau of Rev. William Coppard)
  (i)+ 2 children (d infant)
(4)+ other issue (d infant) - 1 sons and 2 daughters
  c.+ other issue - William (b 31.03.1706, d unm 22.09.1772), John (d young)
  ii. Roger Twisden (b 1670, dsp 1718-9)
  m. Jane Simpson
  iii. Elizabeth Twisden (b 31.05.1681, d 14.09.1765)
  m. (1711) Sir Richard Newdigate, 3rd Bart (b 29.04.1668, d 22.07.1727)
  iv.+ other issue (d unm) - William (b 1674, d 17.02-3), Jane (b c1677, d 13.03.1706-7), 3 sons (d infant)
  B. Thomas Twisden (d 1701-2) had issue
  m. Judith Waters
C. William Twisden (dsp 02.11.1680)
  m. Sarah Wise (dau of John Wise)
  D. Francis Twisden (b c1647, d 20.11.1721, 5th son)
  m. Rebecca Lemon (dau of Philip Lemon)
  i. Jane Twisden
  m. (17.05.1706) Sir William Twysden, 5th Bart of Roydon Hall (d 20.08.1751) @1@ above
  ii. Isabella Twisden (d unm 25.11.1764)
  E. Jane Twisden (d 01.12.1690)
  m. Sir John Sympson
  F. Margaret Twisden (b c1647, d 05.12.1718)
  m. Sir Thomas Style, 2nd Bart
G. Elizabeth Twisden
  m. Thomas Dalison of Hamptons
  H. Elinior Twisden (d before 04.1690)
  m. Sir Felix Wyld, 2nd Bart
  I.+ other issue - Heneage (b c1646, d 20.12.1679), Anne (d unm 1657), Isabella (d young 1655)
3. Elizabeth Twysden
  m. Sir Hugh Cholmley, 1st Bart of Whitby (b 22.07.1600, d 20.11.1657)
4. Anne Twysden
  m. (1630) Sir Christopher Yelverton, 1st Bart of Easton Mauduit (d 04.12.1654)
5.+ other issue (d unm) - William, John (d 13.09.1688), Francis

Main source(s): BP1934 (Twysden), BP1934 (Twisden), Visitation (Kent, 1619,Twisden)
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