'Wise01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Wise of Mount Wise, Wise of Sydenham (Sidenham), Wise of Totnes

BLG1886 reported that "This family, which resided in the West of England before the Norman Conquest, deduces its descent from Oliver Wise, de Greston (on the Tamar), whose 7th direct descendant was Sir William Wise, 40 Henry III" (1255-6). BLG1886 (Wyse of the Manor of St. John), which covers an early branch of the family which moved to Ireland (shown on Wise02), mentions that the family were "originally of Greston, Cornwall (1167), and subsequently of Sydenham, Devon (1320)".
John Wise of Sydenham (Sidenham), Devon (a 1403)
1. Thomas Wise
m. Margaret Brett, heiress of Stoke Damarell (dau/heir of Robert Brett of Slottiscombe or Stottiscombe)
  A. John Wise of Sydenham
  m. Thomasine Fulford (dau of Sir Baldwin Fulford of Great Fulford)
  i. Oliver Wise of Sydenham
BLG1886 jumps from Oliver to his great-grandson John (m. Alicia Harris). Vivian shows that John as this Oliver's great-great-grandson (i.e. adds an additional intervening generation), continuing with ...
  a. Oliver Wise of Sidenham
  m. Margaret Tremayne (dau of John Tremayne, m2. Sir James Chudleigh of Ashton)
  (1) John Wise of Sidenham
  m1. Mary or Margaret Chudleigh (dau of James Chudleigh of Ashton)
(A) James Wise of Sidenham (d 05.08.1534)
  m. Alice Dyneham (a 1564, dau of John Dyneham of Wortham, m2. Richard Kendall)
  (i) John Wise of Sidenham (b c1527, d 22.01.1563-4)
  m. Alice Harris (dau of John Harris of Hayne, sergeant-at-law to Henry VIII)
  (a) Thomas Wise of Sidenham (b c09.1545, d 27.01.1592-3)
BLG1886 & Vivian identify Thomas's wife as Mary, dau of Richard Buller of Shillingham, but the Buller records suggest that she was ...
  m. Mary Buller (dau of Alexander Buller of Lillesdon)
  ((1)) William Wise of Sidenham (b c1570, dsp)
((2)) Sir Thomas Wise of Sidenham, Sheriff of Devon (d before 14.04.1629, MP)
  m. Margaret Stafford (dau/heir of Robert Stafford)
  ((A)) Thomas Wise of Mount Wise (in Stoke Damarell) & Sidenham, Sheriff of Devon (a 1640, MP)
  m. (c10.1629) Mary Chichester (dau of Edward Chichester, 'Earl of Donegal' (sic))
  ((i)) Sir Edward Wise of Mount Wise & Sidenham (b 1632, d 1675)
  m1. (1651/7) Arabella St. John (dau/coheir of Oliver, Lord St. John)
((a)) Arabella Wise
  m. (28.01.1673-4) Edmund (probably not Edward) Tremayne of Collacombe
  ((b))+ other issue (dvpsp) - St. John (d 19.04.1668), Thomas
m2. (25.05.1675) Radigund Eliot (d 1694, dau of John Eliot of Port Eliot/St. Germans)
  ((ii)) Margery/Margaret Wise (d 19.06.1671)
  m. (07.10.1663) Sir John Molesworth of Pencarrow, Bart
  ((C)) Margaret Wise
  m. Sir Samuel Rolle
  ((3)) Arthur Wise (a 1593)
  ((4)) Elizabeth Wise (bur 19.07.1623)
  m. (c07.1610) Anthony Dennys of Orleigh
  (b) John Wise of Totnes (a 1564) - continued below
m. Emma (Emmet) Vavasour (dau of Richard Vavasour)
  (c)+ other issue (a 1564) - James, Charles, Arkenwald, Elizabeth, Alice, Dorothy, Mary, Anne
  (ii) Phillip(a) Wise
  m. Hugh Person
  (iii)+ other issue - George (a 1564), Margery
  (B) Nicholas Wise
  (C) Ann Wise
  m. _ Drewe of Cornwall
  m2. Dorothy Leigh (dau of Thomas Leigh of South Molton)
(D)+ other issue - Thomas, Pierce
  m3. Ann Mathew (dau of Sir Thomas Mathew of Wales)
  (F)+ other issue - Leonard, Elizabeth
  (2) Oliver Wise
  (3) Margaret Wise
  m. Thomas Pyne of East Down
  (4) Thomazin Wise
  m. Hugh Beaumont
  b. Jane Wise
  m1. _ Devyocke
  m2. Richard Tremayne of Upcot
  ii. Alicia Wise
  m. James Russell (d 1509)



John Wise of Totnes (a 1564) - continued above
m. Emma (Emmet) Vavasour (dau of Richard Vavasour)
1. William Wise of Totnes (b 1560, d 1626) this generation omitted by Vivian
  A. John Wise of Totnes (d 06.09.1670)
  m. (1631) Susannah Prestwood d 05.07.1684, dau of Thomas Prestwood of Totnes, sister/coheir of T.)
  i. John Wise of Totnes (bpt 08.02.1634-5, d 26.07.1702)
  m1. (c10.1670) Mary Full (s 21.11.1677, dau of Lewis Full of Ash)
  a. Mary Wise (bpt 01.05.1674)
m1. (30.12.1697) Arthur Champernowne of Dartington
  m2. Joseph Sawle of Penrice Castle
  b. Susanna Wise (d 20.11.1677)
  m2. (1684) Dorothy Brooking (d 21.03.1692-3, dau of John Brooking of Totnes)
  c. John Wise of Totnes (dsp 08.07.1743)
  d. Lewis Wise of Totnes (dsp 18.02.1744-5)
e. Samuel Wise of Plymouth (d 28.04.1730)
  m. (24.02.1716-7) Tryphena Coplestone (bur 30.11.1730, dau of Thomas Coplestone of Bowden)
  (1) John Wise of Totnes & Wonwell
  m. Margaret Ayshford (d 1780, dau/heir of John Ayshford of Wonwell Court)
  (A) John Wise of Totnes Parva & Wonwell Court (b 27.08.1751, d 19.05.1807, recorder of Totnes)
  m. Elizabeth Froude (b c1767, d 11.02.1845, dau of Robert Froude of Edmaston by Phillis, dau/heir of Richard Hurrell)
  (i) Ayshford Wise of Totnes Parva (b 20.04.1786, d 05.06.1847, MP) had issue
  m. (06.1809) Mary Whitby (dau of Rev. Thomas Whitby of Creswell Hall)
  (ii) Frederick Wise (b 1788-9, d 30.06.1814)
  (iii) John Robert Wise (b 1791-2, d 15.06.1842, Consul General in Sweden) had issue
  m. Jane Ellison (dau of Richard Ellison of Sudbrooke)
  (B) George Furlong Wise of Woolston
m. _ Dacres
  (i) Furlong Wise (Admiral)
  (ii) Charles Wise of Holt Lodge had issue
  m. Emma Lang of Moor Park
  (C) Arthur Wise of Langston had issue
  (D) Elizabeth Wise
  m. Rev. B(rowse) Trist
  (E) Dorothea Wise
  m. (1792) Mark Millbank of Thorpe Perrow
  (F) Mary Wise
  m. Christopher Savery of Shelston
  (G) Margaret Wise
  m. Rev. _ Amyatt
  (H) Jane Wise
  m. Rev. R. Clarke
  (I) Sara Wise
  m. Humphrey Julian
  (2) Mary Wise
  m. William Payne
  (3)+ other issue - Lewis, Samuel (d 01.10.1748), Tryphena (bpt 26.10.1724, bur 14.12.1725)

Main source(s): BLG1886 (Wise of Clayton Hall), Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Wise of Sidenham)
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