'Wilkes1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Wilkes of Leighton Buzzard, Wilkes of London, Wilkes of Willenhall

Visitation identifies the arms of the following family as "Per pale or and argent, a chevron between three eagles' heads erased sable" but then adds the following note: "They also bear the following arms: Paly of eight or and gules, on a chief argent three lozenges of the second (another - three roses gules, seeded or). All these arms are depicted on the mural tablets set up to Luke Wilkes and Edward Wilkes in the chancel of Leighton-Buzzard Church".
John Wilkes of Layton Buzard (Leighton Buzzard), Bedfordshire
1. Edward Wilkes of Leighton Buzzard (a temp Charles I who r. 1625-1649) the first mentioned by Lipscomb
  m. Jane Besouth of Corner Hall, Hertfordshire
  A. Matthew Wilkes of London (ironmonger) possibly the Matthew of Leighton Buzzard who married ...
  m. Frances Dayrell (dau of Peter Dayrell of Lillingston Dayrell)
  B. Luke Wilkes ("Chief Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe to the King", 3rd son)
  i. Israel Wilkes of Clerkenwell, Middlesex (b c1689, d 1761)
  m. Sarah Heaton (a 1765, dau of John Heaton of Hoxton Square)
  a. Israel Wilkes of New York, North America (a 1790)
  m. Elizabeth de Ponthieu
  (1) Charles Wilkes of New York (a 1800)
  b. John Wilkes, Sheriff of Buckinghamshire then London & Middlesex, Lord Mayor of London (b 17.10.1727, d 26.12.1797, MP)
  m. Mary Mead (d 1784, dau of John Mead of London)
(1) Mary Wilkes (b 05.08.1750, d 12.03.1802)
  c. Mary Wilkes
  m1. James Stock or Stork of London
  m2. George Hayley (alderman & MP in London)
  m3. _ Jeffreys of North America
  d.+ other issue - Heaton in London (dsp 1803), Sarah in London (d 04.10.1767)
  C. Mark Wilkes
  D. Martha Wilkes
  m. John Sedgwick of Southwick ("bruer to King Charles")
  E. Joane Wilkes who (b c1616, d 27/8.09.1680) married ...
  m. (1642) Thomas Disney (bpt 16.02.1606-7, d 27.12.1686, rector of Stoke Hammond)
2. Mary Wilkes
  m. George Bates of Milton Mowbray



Grazebrook cross-references the arms for this family, which are only partially given, to those of the Leighton Buzzard branch shown above.
William Wilkes of Willenhall, Staffordshire (a 1523, Prothonotary)
1. George Wilkes (a 1523)
m. Catherine Walshall (a 1523, dau/coheir of Robert Walsehall of Frolesworth)
  A. Francis Wilkes of Willenhall (a 1533)
  m. Anny Kytley (dau of Eustace Kytley of Burnell's Broome)
  i. Thomas Wilkes (d unm)
  ii. John Wilkes of Willenhall (d 1620)
  m. Margerie Garbett (dau of Richard Garbett of Nether Penne, widow of John Persehouse of Sedgley)
  a. Richard Wilkes of Willenhall (b c1587, a 1663
  m. Margaret Brookes (dau of Nicholas Brookes of Hallaton)
  iii. William Wilkes
  a. John Wilkes possible intemediary generation
  m. Rose
  (1) Ephraim Wilkes
  m. Izard Wiblin (dau of Moses Wiblin of Bampton-in-ye-Bush)
  (A) Richard Wilkes or Wilks (b c1636, d c1675)
  m. Mercy (not Mary) Drakeford (dau of Richard Drakeford of Forbridge)
  (i) Richard Wilkes or Wilks
  m. Lucrecia Astley (dau of Jonas Astley of Woodeaton)
  (ii)+ other issue - Elizabeth, Marcia (Mercy), Anne, Margerie
  (B) John Wilke of Coven, Staffordshire (a 1680) had issue
  m. Creswell Cartwright (dau of Thomas Cartwright of Coven, widow of _ Bummford of Brewood forge)
  (C)+ other issue - Mathew, Meriell, Grace, Susanna, Martha, Margerie
  (2) Manasses Wilkes

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (first launched 11.08.15 as a section of a Temporary page): Visitation (Bedfordshire, 1634, 'Wilkies (of Leighton-Buzzard)), Lipscomb (Bucks, vol 2, 'Pedigree of Wilkes', p44)
(2) For lower section : Visitation (H. Sydney Grazebrook (1885), Staffordshire, 1614 (St. George) & 1663-4 (Dugdale), 'Wilkes of Willenhall'), Visitation (Armytage & Rylands (1912), Staffordshire, 1663-4 (Dugdale) & 1680-1700 (King), 'Wilks')
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