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Families covered: Wadham of Branscombe, Wadham of Edge, Wadham of Merifield (Merrifield or Merefield)
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First displayed: 13.12.09Last updated: 13.12.09
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Sir John Wadham of Egge or Edge in Branscombe, Devon
1. Sir John Wadham of Edge & Merefield (d 1411, judge, serjeant-at-law)
  m1. Elizabeth Shilston (dau/coheir of William Shilston of Shilston) not mentioned by OWC, mother of ...
  A. Isabella Wadham probably of this generation
  m. Sir Robert Hill, 1st of Shilston (a 1400, 1422)
  m2. Joan Wrottesley 2nd wife, mother of Margery, presumed also of ...
  B. Sir William Wadham of Edge Barton & Merifield (Somerset), Sheriff of Devonshire (d 1451)
  i. William Wadham (dvp?)
a. John Wadham of Branscombe & Merifield
  m1. Elizabeth Popham (dau of Sir Stephen Popham of Popham)
  (1) Sir John Wadham of Branscombe & Merifield (d 1502)
  m. Elizabeth Stukeley (dau of Sir Hugh Stukeley by Katherine Affeton)
  (A) Sir Nicholas Wadham of Merifield & Branscombe, Sheriff of Wiltshire (d 1541)
m1. Joan Hill (dau of Robert Hill of Houndston (d 08.09.1493) by Alice (relict of William Daubeney) dau of John Stourton of Preston Plucknett (d 1439) by Katherine Payne)
  (i) Sir John Wadham of Merifield & Branscombe (d 03.03.1578)
  m. Joan Tregarthen of Cornwall (d 1583, dau/coheir of John Tregarthen or Tregarthian of Cornwall)
(a) Sir Nicholas Wadham of Merifield & Branscombe (b 1532, dsp 20.10.1609, founder of Wadham College, Oxford)
  m. (1555) Dorothy Petre (dau of Sir William Petre by Gerdure Tyrrell)
  (b) Jane (Johanna) Wadham
  m1. John Foster of Baddesley
  m2. Sir Giles Strangeways of Melbury
(c) Florence Wadham probably of this generation
  m. John Wyndham (dvp 25.08.1572)
  (d) Margaret Wadham
m. Nicholas Martin of Athelhampton (son of Robert by Elizabeth, dau/heir of John Kelway of Rockburne)
  (ii) Andrew Wadham of Merrifield (d 1550, Gentleman Usher)
  m. (1548) Anne Saunders (bur 16.02.1565, dau of Laurence Saunders of Harrington (by Alice, dau of Robert Brokesby of Shoby) , relict of Sir Bartholomew Tate of Delapré Abbey then Sir Thomas Longueville, m4. ?? Befford)
  (iii) Mary Wadham probably of this generation
  m. Sir Richard Chudleigh of Ashton
  (iv) Elizabeth Wadham probably of this generation
  m1. John Warre of Chipleigh
  m2. Sir Edward Bampfylde of Poltimore
  (v)+ other issue - Laurence, Giles
m2. Margery Seymour (dau of John Seymour)
  (vii) Nicholas Wadham
  (viii) Jane Wadham
  m. Sir William Fogge
  m3. Isabel Baynham
  m4. Joan Lyte
(B) Sir Edward Wadham of Tormanton, Sheriff of Gloucestershire (d 1547)
  (C) Sir William Wadham of Ashford
  (D) Sir Richard Wadham (d 1557)
  m. Johanna Lyte
  The following connection was found on various web sites.
  m2. ?? Cheney (dau of John Cheney of Pinhoe by Elizabeth, dau of John Hill of Spaxton)
  (2) Elizabeth Wadham
  m. John Fauntleroy
  b. William Wadham (a 1483)
  m. _ Bullesdon (dau of Thomas Bullesdon of Bramley)
  c. Joan Wadham possibly of this generation
  m. Thomas Malet of Enmore, Deandon and St. Audries (d 1501/2)
  ii. Elizabeth Wadham probably of this generation
  m. (1438) Robert Stawel of Cothelston, etc. (b c1422, d 28.10.1499)
  C. Margery Wadham apparently of this generation
  m. (after 1411) John Stourton, 1st Lord (b c1399, d 25.11.1462)

Main source(s): a schedule kindly provided by a site visitor (OWC, 02.07.09), based at least in part on references in BHO (VCH, etc.) and cross-references from elsewhere in the database
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