'Willington1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Willington of Gittisham, Willington of Todenham, Willington of Umberleigh, Willington of Willington

Living at or immediately after the time of William the Conqueror (who r. 1066-1087) was ...
John de Willington of Willington, Derbyshire
1. Nicholas de Willington of Willington (a temp Stephen who r. 1135-1154)
  A. Nicholas de Willington of Willington
  i. daughter
  m. Hugo de Fynderne
  Commoners shows Hugo (a 1253-4) as son of Nicholas but Bigsby & BE1883 show Hugo as Nicholas's son-in-law.
  B. Ralph de Willington of Willington Court (in Sandhurst, Gloucestershire), Governor of Bristol Castle then of Devizes Castle (d c1237)
  m. (before 1198/9) Olympia Franc (dau/heir of William Franc or Franc Chevaler, son of John son of Sir Humphrey)
i. Sir Ralph de Willington (d before 07.1260)
  TCP suggests that it was this Ralph who was Constable (or Governor) of Exeter Castle & Sheriff of Devon rather than his son.
  m. (before 17.07.1238) Joan Champernowne (a 1284, dau/heir of Sir William Champernowne of Umberleigh by Eve, dau of Rainald de Whitchurch (Albo Monasterio) of Shrivenham)
  a. Sir Ralph de Willington of Willington Court & Umberleigh (Devon), Governor of Exeter Castle, Sheriff of Devon (a 1256)
  m. Juliana de Lomen (dau/heir of Sir Richard de Lomen of Gittisham and/or Uplowman)
  (1) John de Willington or Wilington of Umberleigh, 1st Lord (d before 16.12.1338)
  m. (by 1289) Joan de Neville (d 21.06.1345, probably dau of John de Neville, sister of Hugh of Essex, 1st Lord)
(A) Ralph de Willington or Wilington of Umberleigh, 2nd Lord (dsp 13.04.1348)
  m. Eleanor de Mohun (d 20.07.1349, dau of John de Mohun, Lord of Dunster, by Ada)
  (2) Sir Reginald Willington (b c1278, dsp 24.04.1355)
(3) Sir Henry Willington of Gittisham (d 1322)
  m. Margaret Frevill (dau of Sir Alexander Frevill by Joane, coheiress of the Marmions of Tamworth)
  (A) Sir Henry Willington of Gittisham (d 23.05.1349)
  m. Isabel Whalesborow (dau of Sir John (sb William?) Whalesborow or Whalesborough)
  (i) Sir John Willington of Umberleigh (d 19.08.1378)
  m. Matilda Carminow (dau of Sir Walter Carminow)
  (a) Ralph Willington in Gloucestershire (dsp 16.08.1382)
(b) John Willington of Willington Court & Umberleigh (dsp 03.10.1396)
  (c) Isabel Willington (b c1379)
  m. William Beaumont (son of Sir John of Shirwell)
  (d) Margaret Willington
  m. John Worth (not Wrothe) (son of Sir John)
  (ii) Thomas Willington
  (iii) Eleanor Willington (d 06.08.1400) apparently of this generation
  m. (after 05.01.1358/9) Sir Giles Daubeney, '3rd Lord' (d 24.06.1386)
  Neither Commoners nor Bigsby identify exactly how the undermentioned John, "continuator of the name and male line", fitted into the family although Commoners suggests that he "descended probably from a younger son of the second Sir Henry de Willington."
  (iv) ?? Willington (could be Thomas?)
  Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
  (a) ?? Willington
  ((1)) John Willington of Todenham, Gloucestershire - continued below
  m. Margery
  (4) Thomas Willington (a 1348)
  b. ?? Edmund de Willington
  m. Christine
  ii. Roger de Willington
  m. (c1220) Lucy de Clifton (dau of Rainald de Clifton)



John Willington of Todenham, Gloucestershire - continued above
m. Margery
1. William Willington of Todenham (a 1499)
  A. John Willington of Todenham
  m1. ??
i. William Willington of Barcheston & Brailes, Warwickshire (a 03.1555)
  m. Anne Littleton (dau of Richard Littleton of Pillaton, widow of Thomas Middlemore of Edgbaston)
  a. Margery Willington
  m1. Thomas Holte of Aston
  m2. Sir Ambrose Cave (d 1568)
  b. Godith Willington
  m. Basil Fielding of Newnham
  c. Elizabeth Willington (d 22.04.1583)
  m. Edward Boughton of Lawford
d. Mary Willington
  m. William Sheldon of Beoley & Brailes
  e. Margret Willington
  m. Sir Edward Grevill of Milcote
  f. Anne Willington
  m. Frances Mountfort of Kingshurst
  g. Catharine Willington
  m1. Richard Kempe
  m2. William Catesby of Lapworth (son of Sir Richard)
  m3. Anthony Throckmorton (son of Sir George)
  m2. ??
  ii. Thomas Willington of Hurley, Warwickshire (bur 18.06.1593)
  m. Joan Nightingale (bur 07.01.1599, dau/heir of Nicolas Nightingale by Joyce, sister/heir of John Waldyve)

Main source(s): Commoners (vol IV, Willington of Hurley), 'History of Repton' by Robert Bigsby (1854, Chapter IX, in Google Books) with support for upper section from BE1883 (Willington), TCP (Wilington)
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