'Vere3'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Vere of (Great) Addington, Vere of Drayton, Vere of Thrapston, Drayton of Drayton
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Robert de Vere of Great Addington and Drayton (a 1166, 1176)
(1) TCP (vol X, appendix J) reports that Robert married twice, the name of the first wife (mother of Henry & William) being unknown but that of the second wife being given as Margaret, dau of Baldwin FitzGilbert. The wives we show are as reported by VCH.
(2) The IGI appears to be one of several web sites which have followed the lead of BE1883 (Vere of Oxford) which suggests that the first Vere of Great Addington was Sir Henry, 2nd son of Robert, 3rd Earl of Oxford. BE1883 goes on to report that that Sir Henry was father of Sir Robert, father of Richard who married Isabel, dau/heiress of Richard Greene of Drayton. However, that appears to be missing out several generations (possibly because it reported the gap in the wrong place, suggesting that there were some generations between the Richard who married Isabel Greene and the Sir Henry who married Isabel Tresham rather than between Sir Robert and Richard). We follow TCP & VCH.
m1. Margaret Wake (probably dau of Geoffrey Wake, sister of Hugh, aunt of Baldwin)
1. William de Vere of Great Addington & Thrapston
  A. Thomas de Vere of Addington (d 1204)
  B. Baldwin de Vere of Addington, Constable of Clun Castle (d c1244)
  m. Hawise
  i. Robert de Vere of Addington (d before 1277)
  m. Joan de Waterville, heiress of Thorpe Waterville (dau/heir of Reginald de Waterville of Thorpe & Achurch)
  a. Baldwin de Vere of Addington (d before 1287)
  m. Margaret de Segrave
  b. Robert de Vere of Addington, Sheriff of Northamptonshire (d before 1330)
  m. Maud
  (1) Ralph de Vere of Great Addington (d 1335)
  (A) John de Vere of Addington (d Crecy 1346)
  m. Alice
(i) John de Vere (dsp c1350)
  (B) Robert de Vere of Great Addington (d c1369)
  m. Elizabeth Northburgh (a 1400)
  (i) Robert de Vere of Addington & Thrapston (d 1421)
  m. Anne Malsores
(a) Margaret de Vere (a 1421)
  m. Thomas Ashby of Louseby
  (ii) Baldwin de Vere 'of Denver' of Addington & Thrapston (d 1424)
  m. Elena Derham (dau of John Dereham or Derham of Crimplesham)
  (a) Sir Richard de Vere of Great Addington (d 1480)
  m. Isabella Grene (sister of Sir Henry Grene, aunt of Constance who m. John, Earl of Wiltshire)
The following is supported by BE1883 (Vere of Oxford) & Lipscomb (Bucks, vol 1, 'Pedigree of Vere, Drayton, Greene, and Stafford', p29).
  ((1)) Sir Henry Vere of Drayton & Addington (d 1493)
  m. Isabel Tresham (dau of Sir Thomas Tresham of Sywell)
  ((A)) Elizabeth Vere
  m. (1499) John Mordaunt, 1st Lord (b by 1485, d 18.08.1562)
((B)) Anne Vere
  m1. (sp) Robert Mordaunt (brother of John)
  m2. Sir Humphrey Brown (a 1542, Chief Justice, brother of Sir Wistan, m2. Anne, dau of John, Lord Hussey)
  ((C)) Constance Vere (dsp 1501)
  m. John Parr (dsp 1504, son of Sir William)
  ((D)) Audrey / Etheldreda Vere
  m. John Brown 'of Rookwood Hall' (son of Sir Wistan)
((2)) Constance Vere (d 13.05.1499)
  m. (after 1471) John Butler or le Boteler of Thrapston ## possibly here? ##
  ((3)) Elena Vere apparently of this generation
  m. Thomas Isham of Picheley
  (b) Elizabeth Vere (d c1469) probably of this generation
  m. Thomas Derham of Crimplesham
  (iii) John de Vere
m2. Maud Furnell (dau of Robert de Furnell)
The following is supported by Lipscomb (Bucks, vol 1, 'Pedigree of Vere, Drayton, Greene, and Stafford', p29).
2. Sir Henry de Vere of Drayton (d c1193-4, judge)
  m. Hildaburga Bosco
  Some web sites insert an additional generation here, a Sir Robert. He is not mentioned by VCH.
  A. Sir Walter de Vere or de Drayton of Drayton (d 1210-1)
  The following comes from VCH (Northamptonshire, vol 3, Lowick).
  m. Lucy Basset (dau of Gilbert Basset of Weldon)
  i. Sir Henry de Vere or de Drayton of Drayton (d 1253)
  m. Ivetta de Bourdon (dau/coheir of Sir William de Bourdon)
a. Baldwin de Drayton of Drayton (b c1223, d 1277-8)
  m. Idonea de Gimeges (dau of John de Gimeges or Jingues)
  (1) John de Drayton of Drayton (b c1254, d 1291)
  m. Philippa de Arderne (dau of Sir Ralph de Arderne)
  (A) Sir Simon de Drayton of Drayton (b 1281, d 31.05.1357) this generation missed out by some web sites
  m. Margaret Lindsey (d 1358, dau of Sir John Lindsey)
  (i) John de Drayton of Drayton
  m. Christina
  (a) Baldwin de Drayton
  m. Alice
  (b) Gilbert de Drayton
  (ii) Catherine de Drayton (b 1314, d 1369) shown a generation earlier by Lipscomb
  m. Henry de Green of Green's Norton & Drayton (son of Thomas of Boughton, Lord Chief Justice)
  B. William de Vere or de Drayton possibly the William de Drayton who was father of Alice by ...
  m. Gunnora de Cokefield (dau of Robert de Cokefield)
  i. Alice de Drayton
  m. William de Bellomonte
  C. Geoffrey de Vere or de Drayton

Main source(s): VCH (Northamptonshire, vol 3, Great Addington) with input as reported above; entries in italics come from various web sites (including IGI)
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