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Families covered: Wigley of Middleton, Wigley of Scraptoft, Wigley of Ullesthorpe, Wigley of Wigwall, Wigley of Wirksworth DONEp787only@@@@

John Wigley of Worksworth (Wirksworth), Derbyshire mentioned by Nichols & Commoners
1. John Wigley of Middleton, Derbyshire (a 1491)
m. Elizabeth Crane (dau of Ralph Crane)
  A. Henry Wigley 'of Middleton' of Workesworth (Wirksworth) & Scraptoft (Leicestershire) d 1553) the first mentioned by Visitation
  m. Elizabeth Blounte (dau of Christopher Blounte)
  i. John Wigley of Gatehouse in Wirksworth & Middleton (d before 1596)
Commoners identifies John's wives as 1. Helena Gell then 2. Elizabeth Curzon. Visitation shows the marriages the other way around, identifying the wives' families but not naming them. Nichols supports Commoners. All imply that the Curzon marriage was childless.
  m1. Helena Gell (dau of Ralph Gell of Hopton)
  a. Francis Wigley of Gatehouse in Wirksworth (d before 1601)
  m. Elizabeth Blackwall of Blackwall, Derbyshire (a 1596)
  (1) Thomas Wigley (b c1585, a 1619) had issue
  m. Katherine Colborne (dau of John Colborne of Morton Morell)
  b. Henry Wigley
  m. _ Bunting
  (1) Henry Wigley (b c1603, a 1619)
  c. Ellena Wigley
  m. Richard Shorte of Marton
m2. Elizabeth Curzon (dau of Richard Curzon of Kedleston)
  ii. Edward Wigley of Scraptoft (d 1602-3)
  m. (1560) Emma Plant of Workesworthe (d 1603)
  a. Henry Wigley of Scraptoft (b 1560, d 1607)
  m. (1600?) Anna Spell (dau of Richard Spell of Lodington, m2. Anthony Faunt)
  (1) Henry Wigley of Scraptoft (b 1601, d 1645)
m. Frances Bradgate (b 03.11.1599, d 1653, dau of Richard Bradgate of Peatling Parva)
  (A) Edward Wigley of Scraptoft (b 1623)
  m. Anne Armston (bpt 14.12.1637, d 24.12.1706, dau/heir of James Armston, m2. Sir Andrew Noel, Bart)
  (i) Sir Edward Wigley of Scraptoft (b 1661, d 07.03.1710-1, 2nd son)
m. (1694) Letitia Cressey (d 23.04..1746, dau/heir of Arthur Cressey of Brigsley)
  (a) Edward Wigley 'of Scraptoft' (b 1697, dsp 21.06.1716), 2nd son
  (b) James Wigley of Scraptoft (b 10.08.1700, dsp 13.06.1765, MP) dates from HoP
  m. Martha Eborne (b c1718, d 12.12.1773, dau/heir of Richard Eborne of Allesley)
  (c) Letitia Wigley
m. (1730) Samuel Hartopp
  (d)+ other issue (dsp unm) - henry (b 1696, d 04.06.1697), Andrew (b c1701, d 17.09.1738), Catharine (b c1700, d 03.10.10752), Anne (b 1710, d 1786)
  (ii)+ other issue - Henry (b/d 1688), Henry in Barbary (bpt 14.10.1660)
  (B) Henry Wigley of Warmingham, Cheshire (b 1626, Rev.)
  m. (1661) Alice Billers
  (i) Anthony Wigley of Ecclestone, Cheshire
(ii) Henry Wigley (rector of Ecclestone)
  m. Anne Bradgate (d 1731, dau of Thomas Bradgate of Ullesthorpe)
  (a) Edward Wigley of Ullesthorpe, Leicestershire (d 1751, physician)
  m1. (1722, sp) Hester Hill (d 1723, dau of Rev. Richard Hill of Thurcaston)
m2. Anne Makepeace (dau/coheir of William Makepeace of Pensham by Mary, dau of Henry Palmer of Olton End by Anne, dau of Humphrey Greswolde of Greet)
  ((1)) Henry Wigley of Pensham (Worcestershire) & Ullesthorpe (d 14.01.1801)
  m. Mary Ludlam (a 1798, dau/heir of Edmund Ludlam of Leicester)
((A)) Edmund Wigley 'of Shakenhurst & Ullesthorpe' (d before 1825, recorder of Leicester, MP)
  m. (25.09.1795) Anna Maria Watkins-Meysey (dau/heir of Charles Watkins-Meysey of Shakenhurst)
  ((i)) Edmund Wigley, later Meysey-Wigley of Malvern Hall (b 16.08.1798, d unm 1833, Lt. Colonel)
  ((ii)) Charles Wigley (cleric)
  ((iii)) Anna Maria Wigley (b 08.1797)
  m. (1825) John Michael Severn (son of Samuel Amy of Wallop Hall)
((iv)) Mary Charlotte Wigley
  m. (28.10.1834) Charles Wicksted 'of Betley Hall'
  Shakenhurst passed to their 2nd son, Charles.
  ((v)) Caroline Wigley (d 07.1873) who married ...
m. (10.11.1840) Rev. Archer Clive of Whitfield
  ((B)) Henry Wigley, later Greswolde of Malvern Hall, Warwickshire (b 12.01.1760, a 1836)
  m. (10.11.1796) Elizabeth Suckling (dau of William (not Henry) Suckling)
  ((ii)) Edmund Wigley (b 08.06.1804, dvp 1836)
  ((C)) Mary Wigley
  m. Curteis Hale of Hopton
  ((D)) Jane Wigley
m. George Perrott of Cracombe
  ((E)) Catherine Wigley
  m. (1797) Henry St. John of Worcester (son of Andrew, dean of Worcester)
  ((F))+ other issue - Edward William (d infant), Edward (cleric), William (of the Midle Temple), Anne (d 1772), Dorothy (a 1797)
  m3. ?? (a 1751)
  (C) Frances Wigley (d 1678)
  m. Julius Billers of Scraptoft ## see here ##
  (D) Anne Wigley
  m. (1659) John Clark of Alderkirk
  (E) Martha Wigley
  m1. Alexander Cotes of Leicester
  m2. John Johnstone
  (F) Margaret Wigley
  m. John Kinsey of Chester
  (G) Mary Wigley
  m. (1671) Rev. John Bold of Laugton
  (H)+ other issue (d unm) - Prudence, Jane
  (2) Edward Wigley (b 1603, a 1619)
  (A)+ issue - Margaret (b 1627), Anne (b 1629)
  b Clement Wigley (b 1573, 3rd son)
  m1. Joanna (d 1593)
  (1) Goditha (b 1592, d 1593)
  m2. (1596, sp) Elizabeth Spencer
  m3. (sp) Isabel (d 1599)
  m4. ??
  (2) Anne Wigley (b 1603)
  m. (1640) Thomas Watts of Scraptfot
  (3+ other issue - Henry (b 1603), Thomas (b 1606), Edward (b 1613), Godith (b 1608, d 1622), Mary (b 1617)
  c. Thomas Wigley of Scraptoft (b 1581, a 1603)
m. Eleanor Orme (dau of Dennis Orme of London)
  (1) John Wigley (b c1593, a 1619)
  m. Anne Russell (dau of Thomas Russell of Tossiter)
  (A) Thomas Wigley of Scraptoft (b 1623 ,a 1655)
  Nichols names Thomas's wife as just Elizabeth (a 1655). This was possibly ...
  m. Elizabeth Chamberlaine (dau of Rev. Francis Chamberlaine of Newton Harcourt)
  (i)+ issue - Thomas (b 1650), John (b 1653), Frances (b 1651)
  (B) Thomas Wigley of Scraptoft (b 1625 ,a 1655)
  m. Frances
  (i) John or Francis Wigley (b 1652)
  (C) Anthony Wigley
  m. Alice
  (i) Alice Wigley (b 1651)
  (D)+ other issue - John (b 1626), Henry (b 1628, d 1649), John (b 1633), George (b 1636), Elizabeth (b 1622), Frances (b 1632), Anne (b 1641)
  (2) Thomas Wigley (b 1595, a 1619)
  m. Margaret Stevenson
  (A)+ issue - John (b 1626), Henry (b 1628), Catharine (b 1619), Frances (b 1632)
  (3) Emma Wigley (b 1593, d 1619)
  m. (1615) Francis Carick of Willington
  (A)+ issue - Henry (b 1613), Thomas (b 1619)
  (4)+ other issue - Edward (b/d 1591), Elizabeth (b/d 1590), Godith (d 1593), Eleanor (b/d 1597), Martha (b/d 1598)
  d.+ other issue - George (b 1563, a 1619, d unm), James (d 1571), Edward (b 1569, d young?), Edward (b 15575), Emma (b 1566), Elizabeth (b 1568), Margaret (b 1580)
  iii. George Wigley of Scraptoft (d 1608)
  m. (after 1552) Elizabeth (d 1601)
  a. George Wigley of Scraptoft (b 1570)
  (1)+ issue - Thomas (b 1609), Catharine (b 1613)
  b. Henry Wigley (b 1573, d before 1600)
c. John Wigley (b 1577)
  (1)+ issue - John (b 1615), Thomas (b 1617), Henry (b 1619), Clement (b 1624), Elizabeth (b 1622)
  iv. Henry Wigley of Wirksworth 'of Middleton' (bur 21.10.1607)
  Commoners identifies Henry as "ancestor of the Wigleys of Wigwall" but does not follow this line. The following comes from Nichols (p789) & FMG (vol 3, MS462, 'Wigley', p1059), which starts with this generation, with a little support from Visitation (Derbyshire, 1662, 'Wigley of Wigwall') which also shows this Henry as son of John of Middleton (by _ Crane) having missed out a generation.
  m. Elizabeth Gell (dau of Raphe Gell of Hopton by Emma (Ann) Beresford)
a. Thomas Wigley of Middleton (dsp by 1634)
  m. Faith Durant (dau of Rowland Durant of Durant Hall)
  b. Richard Wigley of Wigwall, Derbyshire (d 24.04.1635)
  m. Elizabeth Hall (dau of Robert Hall of Costock)
  (1) John Wigley of Wigwall (b c1617, a 1662)
  m. Bridget Gell (dau of Sir John Gell of Hopton, Bart)
(A) Henry Wigley of Wigwall (b 1642-3, d 07.01.1683)
  m. Mary Spateman (a 01.1683, dau of John Spateman of Roadnook)
  (i) Henry Wigley of Wigwall (d unm 04.01.1714/19)
  (ii) Bridget Wigley (a 1714)
  m. Sir John Statham of Tidswell
  (iii) Anne Wigley (a 1714)
  m. Richard Rosel of Radcliffe
  (a) Elizabeth Rosel probably of this generation
  m. John Statham (son of Sir John)
  (iv) Mary Wigley (a 1714)
m. Michael Burton of Holmesfield
  (B)+ other issue (a 1662) - John, Thomas, Elizabeth
  (2) Edward Wigley (d young)
  (3) Elizabeth Wigley
  m. Martin Topham of Wirksworth
  (4) Anna Wigley
  m. Henry Buxton of Bradbourne
  (5) Faith Wigley
  m. (17.02.1633) Thomas Shelmerdine of Matlock
  c. Edward Wigley (younger son)
(1)+ issue - Henry, George, Thomas
  c. Mary Wigley
  m. _ Chaworth
  d.+ other issue - Ralph of Wirksworth (a 1603), Anthony (a 1603), John, Edmund of Mansfield, Henry of Sheen
  v. Elizabeth Wigley
  vi. Alice Wigley
  m. James Deane of Wirksworth
  vii. Joan Wigley
  m. Anthony Allen of Scraptoft
  B. Mary Wigley (bur 14.04.1589) possibly of this generation
  m. Roger Gregory of (East) Stockwith (bur 31.07.1598)
  C.+ other issue - John, Thomas 

Main source(s): 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 2, part 2, 1798, 'Pedigree of Wigley of Wirksworth and Scraptoft', p787+), the section 'Family of Wigley' within Commoners (vol 2, 'Greswolde of Malvern Hall', p674+) with support/input from Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, 'Wigley')
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