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Families covered: Wittewronghele of Ghent, Wittewronge of Rothamstead, Wittewrong(e) of Stantonbury

We show only part of what MGH provides on the early generations of this family, focusing on the line that produced the Wittewrongs of England.
Sohier (Siger) Wittewronghele of Ghent, Flanders
1. Jan Wittewronghele (d c1477)
  m. Maruerite (dau of Giles van Condenhve alias Everaert of Ghent, m2. Martin van der Helst)
  A. John Wittewronghele of Ghent (a 1494)
  m. Elizavbeth van der Spieghele (dau of Jan van der Spieghele)
  i. Jan Wittewronghele of Ghent (d 1542)
  m. Passchasie Kerekaert (dau of Jaco Kerekaert (by Catherine Stalosins), m2. Baldwin Maerhem, m3. Lauwereyns (Laurent) Everdey)
  a. Jacques (Jaques or Jacob) Wittewronghele, Wittewrongle or Wittewrong (b 1531, d 1593-4, to England) - continued below
  m. Maria Everdey (a 1594, dau of Lauwereyns (Laurent) Everdey by Jacqueline, dau of Lievein Chye or Cye)
  b. Jan Wittewronghele
  m. Maria Everdey (a 1594, dau of Lauwereyns (Laurent) Everdey by Jacqueline, dau of Lievein Chye or Cye)
  (1) Christine Wittewronghele
  c. Francois Wittewronghele
  d. Adrienne Wittewronghele
  m. Aernont (Arnold) van der Meers (d c1565, son of Gillis)
  ii.+ other issue - Wulfaer, Marguerite
  B. Adrian Wittewronghele had issue
  m. Elizabeth (dau of Jean ven den Eede (alias Heede) by Marguerite van Meerhoute)
  C. Marguerite Wittewronghele
  m. Michael Blomme (d c1504)
  D. Jeanne Wittewronghele
  m. Guillaume de Smet
  E. Catherine Wittewronghele
  m. Denis van den Saeren (Saren)
2. Gilles Wittewronghele (d c1486) had issue
  m. Claire (Clara) Mesdach of Ghenr



BEB1841 reports that the following Jaques was "born in the city of Ghent in 1531, of an honourable stock, was forced to quit his native country in consequence of the persecutions to which, as a protestant, he was exposed, and in 1564, sought an asylum in England".
Jacques (Jaques or Jacob) Wittewronghele, Wittewrongle or Wittewrong (b 1531, d 1593-4, to England) - continued above
m. Maria Everdey (a 1594, dau of Lauwereyns (Laurent) Everdey by Jacqueline, dau of Lievein Chye or Cye)
1. Jacob (James) Wittewronghele, Wittewrongle or Wittewrong, later of Westham in Essex (b 15.01.1558, d 05.07.1622)
m1. (spms) Susanna Tielman (dau/heir of Bernard Tielmand (Tileman), "a German")
  A. Elizabeth Wittewronghele (d by 17.09.1625)
  m. Matthias Otten of London (d before 17.09.1625)
  B.+ other issue (d young_ - Jacob (bpt 08.06.1589), Jacob (bpt 12.12.1591), Daniel (bpt 24.058.1594), Elizabeth, Anna (bpt 04.07.1598)
  m2. Anna Vanacker (d 07.01.1646/7, dau/coheir of Garrard Vanacker of Antwerp, m2. Sir Thomas Middleton, Lord Mayor of London)
  C. Sir John Wittewrong of Stantonbury (Buckinghamshire) & Rothamstead (Hertfordshire), Sheriff of Hertfordshire, 1st Bart (bpt 01.11.1618, bur 23.06.1693)
  m1. (03/30.12.1638) Mary Middleton (d 04.04.1640, dau of Sir Thomas Middleton of Chirck Castle by Mary Napier)
  i. Sir John Wittewrong of Stantonbury, 2nd Bart (b 18.02.1639/40, d 30.01.1697)
  m1. (c10.1664) Clare Alston (b c1645, d 12.10.1669, dau of Sir Joseph Alston, Bart of Chelsea & Bridewell Abbey)
  a. John Wittewrong (dvm 03.09.1669)
  b. Mary Wittewrong (d before 08.07.1728)
m. _ Crompton of London marriage suggested by BEB1841
  m2. (c10.1670) Martha Seabrook or Sebrook (bur 02.06.1698, niece of Edward Blackwell (alderman of London))
  c. Sir John Wittewrong of Stantonbury, 3rd Bart (bpt 11.07.1673, d 30.01.1721-2, Colonel, MP)
  m. Mary White (bur 15.05.1716, dau of Samuel White of London, niece of Richard Perry of London)
  (1) Sir John Wittewrong of Stantonbury, 4th Bart (bpt 21.12.1695, d unm 27.03.1743-4)
  (2) Sir William Wittewrong of Stantonbury, 5th Bart (bpt 19.12.1697, d 01.1761, 3rd son)
  m. Sybilla (a 12.1771)
  (A) Sir John Wittewrong of Stantonbury, 6th Bart (d unm 13.01.1771)
  (3) Martha Wittewrong
  m. John Gumley (son of John of Isleworth)
  (4)+ other issue - George, Samuel, Mary, Lucia, Susanna
  p. Margaret Beaumont
  (9)+ other issue (a 1721) - Wittewrong, John
  d. Thomas Wittewronge (bpt 02.07.1680, d before 01.06.1704, RN, younger son)
  m. Elizabeth (a 1704)
  e. James Wittewronge of Musgrave (bpt 08.11.1681, d 29.03.1735, RN)
  (1) Mary Wittewronge
  m. (05.12.1751) Edward Barnett of Kirkby Stephen, Westmoreland
  (A) Edward Barnett had issue
m. _ Newman of St. Albans
  (2) Martha Wittewronge (b 1714-5, d 01.07.1782)
  m. George Burton of Askrigg (b c1718, d 31.12.1786)
  f. Martha Wittewronge (bpt 20.02.1676)
  m. (after 07.1728?) Thomas Saunders of Brixworth marriage suggested by BEB1841
  g.+ other issue - son (bpt 11.09.1671, d infant), Edward (bpt 27.02.1674), Anne (bpt 31.05.1678)
  m2. (23.06.1642) Elizabeth Middleton (dau of Timothy Middleton of Stansted Montfichet by Martha Johnson)
  ii. James Wittewronge of Rothamstead House, Hertfordshire (b 13.06.1647, bur 05.03.1721, Recorder of St. Albans, 3rd son of this marriage)
  m1. (c06.1667) Elizabeth Diconson (b c1647, bur 20.09.1685, dau of Thomas Diconson or Dickenson of Hillingdon)
  a. Jacob Wittewrong (bpt 15.12.1671, dvp before 15.11.1693, 2nd son)
  m. Elizabeth Coghill (dau of Henry Coghill of Aldenham, m2. Anthony Ettricke of London)
  (1) Jacob Wittewronge of Rothamstead (d 10.04.1728) 
  m. (09.08.1719) Anne Bennet (bur 30.06.1727, cousin) @@ below
  (A) James Wittewronge of Rothamstead (b c1720, dsp 23.09.1748)
  m. Martha Strange (b c1723, bur 04.12.1758, dau of Sir John Strange (Master of the Rolls, Recorder of London) by Susanna, dau/coheir of Edward Strong of Greenwich)
  (B) ThomasWittewronge of Rothamstead (b 16.10.1723, d unm bur 14.06.1763)
  (C)+ other issue (d young) - Jacob, Elizabeth
  b. Elizabeth Wittewronge (b 1673-4, d 26.09.1735)
  m1. (20.01.1694-5) Thomas Bennet of London (d 26.08.1706, publisher)
  The following is partly supported by BP1934 ('Lawes-Wittewronge').
  (1) Thomas Bennet of Cambridge (b c1700, d 18.03.1770)
  m. Catherine (b c1694, d 01.03.1729)
  (A) John Bennet of Rothamstead (dbpt 25.08.1722, dsp before 20.09.1783, 3rd son)
  m. Sarah Bigg (d before 01.06.1801)
  (B) Mary Bennet
m. Thomas Lawes
  (i) John Bennet Lawes of Rothamsted (b 06.06.1768, d 22.10.1822) had issue
m. (08.1812) Marianne Sherman (dau of John Sherman of Drayton (by Margaret, dau of James Johnstone), widow of George Knox of Harpenden)
  (C)+ other issue - Thomas Gery (bpt 21.05.1719, d young), James (bpt 01.03.1720, bur 31.03.1721), Elizabeth (bpt 26.05.1729, bur 28.03.1730)
  (2) Anne Bennet (bur 30.06.1727)
  m. (09.08.1719) Jacob Wittewronge of Rothamstead (d 10.04.1728)  @@ above
  (3) Mary Bennet (by c1704, d 20.07.1763)
m. (c12.1725) Francis Capper of Bushey (b 1698, d 03.01.1764, son of Richard by Elizabeth Hyde)
  m2. (05.01.1709-10) Sir Thomas Gery of Ealing House, (b 1657-8, d 15.08.1727, Master in Chancery, MP)
  c. Eleanor Wittewronge (b 1682)
  m. Henry Foxcroft of Hampshire
  d.+ other issue- James (b 1670, d unm 1691), Thomas (b 1673), John (b 1676, d young?), John (b 1680), others (d young - Humphrey, Samuel, Timothy), Anne (b 1678, d young)
  m2. (sp) Mary Cock (dau of John Cock of St. Moans)
  m3. Susan Pedley (dau of Sir Nicholas Pedley of Huntingdon (by Lucy, dau of Sir Robert (not Thomas) Bernard, Bart), widow of William Bullock of Sandhurst)
  e. Mary Wittewronge 
  m1. (1704) Richard Beale of Lee (d 1712)
  m2. Rev. Thomas Taylor
  f. Martha Wittewronge
m. William Paxton (surgeon)
  (1) Henry Paxton
  c.+ other issue - William (d infant), Anne (d unm 1741)
  iii. Catherine Wittewronge (b 19.04.1642)
  m. Edward Lloyd of Birth-Lloyd, Montomeryshire m1. ??, m2. ??, (son of Sir Edward)
  iv.+ other issue (dsp) - Jacob (b 04.10.1644, d 07.03.1645-6), William (b 01.11.1648, d young)
  m3. (04.07.1650) Catherine Thompson (d 10.04.1659, dau of Maurice Thompson of London, sister of John, Lord Haversham)
  vi. Anne Wittewrong (b 13.02.1656-7) shown by BEB1841 as of the 2nd marriage
  m. (13.06.1687) Robert Sidderfin (Siderfin) of Croydon
  vii. Ellen (Hellen) Wittewrong (b 17.11.1658) shown by BEB1841 as of the 2nd marriage
  m. (c05.1682) Samuel Gibbs of Stoke Nayland (b c1655, a 1697)
  D. Anne Wittewronghele (b 11.1616)
2. Abraham Wittewronghele of Ghent, later in London
  A. Mary Wittewronghele (a 1632)
  m.(07.12.1611) William Paggen of London (son of Peter of Gulick by Barbara Karse)
3. Susanna Wittewronghele (d by 02.12.1632)
  m. Peter Lennarts of East Smithfield (d before 30.03.1633)
4.+ other issue (dsp) - Marcus, William, Christian, Sarah, Mary

Main source(s): MGH (NS4 vol 2 1908), 'Pedigree of Wittewronge of Ghent in Flanders, Stanton Barry (Bucks) ...', p6+ & p74+) with support for the lower section (parts of which were originally shown in WZmisc01 on 10.03.09) from BEB1841 ('Wittewrong of Stantonbury'), CountyGen (Berry, Hertfordshire, p204+) with additional support from TCB (vol 3, 'Wittewrong (or Witerong) of Stanton Barry', p247+)
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