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Families covered: Coudray of North Meols
This family is still being researched. It has NOT yet been launched formally into the Database but is shown here as DRAFT in the hope that one or more visitors to the site will contribute information that will enable us to develop this page to an acceptable standard.
First displayed: 02.03.20Last updated: 02.03.20
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The following section was originally shown in Tmp08 on 04.02.16. BLG1952 ('Fleetwood-Hesketh of North Meols') provides the following, starting with an uncle & nephew whom we show as connected through ...
?? de Coudray
1. Robert de Coudray of North Meols, etc. (d 09.1222)
2. ?? de Coudray
  A. William de Coudray of North Meols, Lancashire
m. Amabel Blundell (dau of Simon Blundell of Ince Blundell)
  i. Robert de Coudray of North Meols
  m. Anota de Whittingham
  a. William de Coudray of North Meols
  m. Joan de Meols (dau/heir of Alan de Meols)
  (1) Robert de Coudray of North Meols
  m. Eleanor (m2. Adam de Formby)
  (A) Katharine de Coudray (heir)
  m1. (c1341) Alan de Downholland (dspm, son of Richard)
  m2. (c1345) Richard de Aghton
  (B)+ other issue



The following comes from Lipscomb (Buckinghamshire, vol 4, 1847, 'Pedigree of Cowdray', p251). We should not really include it, as we have no connection to anywhere else in the database, but we show it so as not to lose sight of the data. Note that Lipscomb spells the family name as Coudray in the pedigree but as Cowdray in its title and in accompanying text.
Fulc de Coudray (d 1252-3)
1. Petre de Coudray (d 1302-3)
  m. Agnes
  A. Peter de Coudray
  i. Thomas de Coudray (a 1325)
  Lipscomb notes that Thomas "settled Moulsoe on his son".
  a. Thomas de Coudray (d 1349-50)
  m. Lucy
  (1) Fulk de Coudray (a 1373)
  m. Joanna
  b. Richard de Coudray



The following comes, with some input from TCP (Windsor), from Visitation (Hampshire, 1530+1575+1622-34, 'Cowdrey') which is supported by CountyGen (Berry, Hampshire, p324) which refers to the 1634 Visitation and identifies the family's arms as "Gu. ten billets, four, three, two, and one, or."
Edward Cowdrey
1. Peirse Cowdrey of Heriott, Southamptonshire = Peter Coudray of Herriard, Hampshire (d 10.04.1528)
  m1/2. Clare Longford (dau of Edward Longford of Berkshire)
  A. Phillip Cowdrey had issue
  m. _ Larder (dau of Robeet Larder of Larder)
  m2. Dorothy White (d 13.05.1528, dau of Thomas White of Warnford)
  B. Elizabeth Cowdrey (b 1520, a 1582, 2nd daughter) shown by TCP as having married ...
  m1. Richard Paulet (d by 1551, brother of William, 1st Marquess of Winchester)
  m2. (before 05.1554) William Windsor, 2nd Lord (b 1498, d 20.08.1558)
  m3. (before 24.05.1560, div before 31.10.1575) George Puttenham (son of Robert of Puttenham & Sherfield)
  C.+ 2 daughters
2. John Cowdrey of Wherwell
  m. Rosamund Ryth (dau of Richard Ryth of Rotherwyke)
  A.+ issue - Andrew, Thomas, Edmond, George, Elizabeth
3. Edward Cowdrey (dsp)

Main source(s): as reported above
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