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Families covered: Emerson of Caistor (Caister), Emerson of Glamford, Emerson of Searby
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First displayed: 22.06.06Last updated: 22.06.06
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George Emerson of Searby (a 1567)
1. George Emerson of Glamford-Brigg (d before 18.06.1602, butcher)
  m. Jane
  A.+ issue - Edward (a 1631), Alexander (a 1631), Anne
2. Alexander Emerson of Searby (d before 19.12.1605)
  m. Jenytt Hornsey (d c06.1612, dau of John Hornsey)
  A. Michael Emerson of Searby (dsp before 19.04.1648)
  m1/2. Mary
  m2/1. (05.08.1604) Anne Metcalfe (dau of Matthew Metcalfe of Bellerby)
  B. Thomas Emerson of Cadney (a 1604)
  C. John Emerson of Howsham (d 1613)
  m. Isabel
  i.+ issue (a 1613) - Alexander, Thomas, Alice
  D. Robert Emerson of Cadney (a 1633)
  m. Ellen Lightley
  i. Alexander Emerson of Caistor (d before 07.08.1667)
  m1. Elizabeth Emerson (dau of Alexander Emerson) @@ below
  a. Thomas Emerson (b 1628, bur 09.11.1667)
  m. Mildred Saunderson (bur 14.11.1667, dau of Thomas Saunderson of Lincoln's Inn)
  Maddison contains 2 overlapping articles on this family (p.330+ & p.1214+). The 1st shows just one child for Thomas and Mildred, being Alexander (b 1651) who m. Alice Wharton. The 2nd shows 4 children: Alexander of Laceby (d before 18.04.1678, m. Bridget, had 2 daughters: Mildred and Elizabeth, both a 1677), Michael, Thomas, and Mildred (b c1655, m c01.1767-7 Thomas, son of John Asfordby of Saltfleetby). The 2nd shows separately Alexander of Caistor (m. Alice Wharton), without a specific connection to the earlier generations, along with a note "I cannot reconcile Burke's account of Alexander Emerson's descent with the wills. He is said to have been born in 1651, which is an impossibility. His father was born in that year, and in his will, dated 21 March 1677-8, makes no mention of any son. Possibly he was the son of Thomas Emerson, a brother of Alexander Emerson of Laceby." We provisionally follow the 1st version but will review this when we have found a copy of BLG with the relevant pedigree.
  (1) Alexander Emerson (of Caistor) (b 1651, d c04.1678)
  m. Alice Wharton (heiress of George Wharton of Retford)
  (A) Alexander Emerson of Retford and Caistor
m. Elizabeth Bosvile (dau of Rev, Thomas Bosville of Thorpe Hall)
  The first Maddison article finishes with this generation, identifying Alexander as of West Retford, but shows that there was issue with reference "See Burke's "Landed Gentry"". We have yet to find a version of BLG with an entry for this Emerson family although BLG1952 (Cracroft-Amcotts of Hackthorn and Kettlethorpe) does report that 2nd son of Alexander Emerson of East Retford & Caister was ...
(i) Sir Wharton Emerson of West Retford, later Amcotts, Bart of Kettlethorpe Park (b 02.1739-40, d 26.09.1807)
  The second Maddison article finishes with this generation, showing just Wharton's 1st marriage (details of the 2nd come from BLG1952 (Cracroft-Amcotts) and Maddison's article on the Amcotts of Aisthorpe) and refers to Burke's "Extinct Baronetage" but we have found no reference to him in that record other than within the entry on Ingleby of Ripley.
  m1. (16.04.1762) Anne Maria Amcotts (b 11.04.1725, d 01.07.1800, dau of Vincent Amcotts of Harrington)
  (a) Elizabeth Amcotts (b 06.1763, d 21.09.1812)
  m. (25.10.1780) Sir John Ingilby, 1st Bart of Ripley (b 1758, d 13.05.1815)
m2. Amelia Teresa Campbell (b 1753-4, dspm 28.01.1825, dau of Duncan Campbell of South Hall by Sarah Hall of Whitley)
  (b) daughter (dvp?)
  (ii) Elizabeth Emerson probably of this generation
  m. Thomas Massingberd, younger of Gunby (dvp 1777)
  b. Anne Emerson (a 1666)
  m. John Sands of Goxhill
  c. Elizabeth Emerson
  m. (17.12.1647) William Barnard
  m2. Frances Kelke (dau of Robert Kelke of Barnetby by Dorothy)
  d. Dorothy Emerson (bpt 18.09.1638, bur 26.08.1669)
  m. (21.08.1660) Wilfrid Smith of Messingham
  e.+ other issue - Alexander (bpt 30.11.1641), Michael (bpt 20.07.1650, a 1666), Frances (bpt 18.10.1640), Bridget (bpt 09.03.1642-3), Esther (a 1666), Susanna (bpt 10.01.1647-8, a 1666)
  ii. Anne Emerson (a 1633)
  m. Henry ***
iii.+ other issue - Michael of Glamford-Brigg (dsp c05.1633), Judith (a 1633)
  E. George Emerson (d 1604)
  i.+ issue - Margery, Margaret
  F. Anne Emerson
  m. _ Fotherby
3. Edward Emerson of Glamford-Brigg (d before 09.05.1567)
  A. Alexander Emerson
  m. Anne Harrison
  i. Elizabeth Emerson
  m. Alexander Emerson of Caistor (d before 07.08.1667) @@ above
  ii. Anne Emerson
  m. Joseph Larke of Gainsborough
  B. George Emerson
4. Mary Emerson
  m. _ Braye
5. Elizabeth Emerson
  m. _ Smythe
6. daughter
  m. Robert Goddard

Main source(s): Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigrees (1906, Emerson of Searby, Glamford-Brigg, etc. & Emerson of Cadney-cum-Howsham and Searby)
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