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Families covered: Adams of Braunston, Adams of Charwelton, Adams of London, Adams of Sprowston Hall, Adams of Welton

John Adams of Braunston, Northamptonshire (d before 14.10.1609, yeoman)
m1. Deborah Mabbs (dau of John Mabbs of Warwickshire)
1. Edward Adams of Braunston & Welton, Northamptonshire (bur 05.02.1629-30, yeoman)
  m. (13.11.1592) Agnes England (dau of John England of Welton)
  A. John Adams of Braunston (bpt 24.05.1593) had issue
  B. William Adams of Welton (bpt 14.10.1595, d c1663)
m. (12.09.1615) Anne Newport (bpt 23.09.1599, bur 02.07.1658, dau of John Newport of Welton)
  i. John Adams of Charwelton, Northamptonshire (bpt 10.08.1617, a 1670)
  m. Catherine Farmer (d c1671, dau of Richard Farmer of Charwelton & Daventry)
  a. William Adams of Charwelton (b c1647, d 18.12.1702, 3rd son?)
  m. (c08.1670) Catherine Knightley (b c1646, d 03.02.1718-9, dau of Rev. Thomas Knightley of Byfield)
  (1) William Adams (b c1672, d 07.09.1731, rector of Charwelton) had issue
  m. Mary Smith (bur 06.06.1741, dau of John Smith of Welton)
  (2) Catherine Adams (b c1671)
  m. (29.07.1705) Thomas Dunton of Sheldon
  (3) Elizabeth Adams (b 1680-1)
  m. (11.08.1701) Humphrey Barker of Daventry
  (4)+ other issue - Knightley (b c1678, a 1722), Thomas (b c1679), Anne (b c1676), Elizabeth (bur 21.04.1675)
  b. Anne Adams
  m1. (c02.1668-9) Edward Colley of Dodford
  m2. Thomas Wodhull of Mollingtoni
  c. Catherine Adams
m. (c11.1669) Thomas Sandford of London
  d. Mary Adams
  m. (after 1681) Hammon Potter of London (a 1714)
  (1) Fitzzherbert Potter (a 1725, rector of Hanwell) had issue
  e. Margaret Adams
  m. Jonathan Horseman of Banbury
  f.+ other issue - Fitzherbert (b c1642, d 27.01.1719-20, rector of Lincoln College), John (d young), Edward (b c1648, d 30.10.1709), Thomas of London (b c1658, a 1681), Richard (b c1659, d 08.02.1723-4, rector of Charwelton)
  ii. William Adams of Welton (bpt 05.10.1618, a 1681)
  m. Mary Benson (dau of Henry Benson of Charwelton, widow of John Shipton of Maidston)
a. William Adams of Welton (bur 03.02.1700-1, Captain) had issue
  m. (1683) Frances Bale (bur 15.03.1723-4, dau/heir of William Bale of Humberston)
  b. Frances Adams (bur 19.03.1739-40)
  m. (23.12.1684) Benjamin Mathew of Daventry (bur 24.09.1728)
  c.+ other issue - Francis, John (b c1698, d unm 24.08.1754), Mary
  iii. Richard Adams of Charwelton (bpt 12.12.1619, d c1666)
m. Hannah
  iv. Edward Adams of Welton (bpt 24.11.1623, d before 25.06.1653, 5th son) had issue
  m. Anne Berkley (dau of Thomas Davenport of Daventry, brother of Judge Berkley)
  v. Andrew Adams of Newenham (bpt 26.04.1632, bur 10.03.1671-2, 8th son)
  m. Elizabeth Knightley (dau of Rev. Thomas Knightley of Bifield)
  a.+ issue -Elizabeth (bpt 05.08.1664), Catherine (bpt 25.05.1666)
  c.+ other issue (d young) - William, Thomas, Samuel (bpt 23.09.1669), George (bpt 07.07.1671, bur 08.09.1674)
  vi. Mary Adams (bpt 25.01.1628-9, bur 06.03.1687-8)
  m. Thomas Clark of Willoughby
  vii. Catherine Adams (b c1636, d 03.12.1669)
  m. Henry Clark (president of Magdalen College, Oxford)
  viii.+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 01.04.1621, d unm), Robert of Braintree (bpt 17.01.1624-5), Francis (bpt 03.09.1626), Samuel of Willoughby (a 1681), Elizabeth (bpt 02.06.1622, d unm), Margaret (d unm), Anne (bpt 27.01.1627-8)
  C. Blaze Adams of Charwelton (bpt 24.05.1601) had issue
  m. (13.05.1626) Elizabeth (dau/widow of _ Richardson, widow)
  D. Richard Adams of Welton (bpt 25.11.1604) had issue
  E. Agnes Adams (bpt 19.02.1597-8, a 1629)
  m. - Garmer
  F.+ other issue - George (bpt 23.04.1608), Edward (bpt 29.05.1614), Elizabeth (a 1629)
2. Blaze Adams of Braunston
  m1. Margaret (a 1609)
  A. Elizabeth Adams (a 1609)
  m2. (c03.1615-6) Sara Smith of Daventry
3. Ann Adams (a 1609)
  m. John Wythebed
4. Em Adams (a 1609)
  m. John Bateman
5. daughter (d by 1609?)
  m. _ Wale
  A. Edward Wale (a 1609)
6.+ other issue (a 1609) - Deborah, Grace
m2. Barbara (a 1609)



The coat of Arms shown for the following family Appears to be the same as that of the above family save for the difference of a crescent which is usually used as a mark of cadency, normally indicating that the branch descended from a 2nd son. In Visitation (London), the following Thomas is described as "a yonger son".
Thomas Adams of Wem (Wemme), Salop
m. Margaret Erpe (dau of John Erpe of Shrewsbury)
1. Sir Thomas Adams of Sprowston Hall (Norfolk), Sheriff then Lord Mayor of London, 1st Bart (b 1586, d 24.02.1667/8)
  m. (by 1616) Anne Mapted (d 11-16.01.1641/2, dau of Humphrey Mapted or Mapsted of Trenton)
  A. Sir William Adams of Sprowston Hall, 2nd Bart, Sheriff of Norfolk then Essex (b 08.06.1634, d 1687)
  m1. (by 1658) Anne Rushout (dau of John Rushout of Northwick (by Anne, dau of Joas Godschalch), sister of Sir James, 1st Bart)
  i. William Adams (bpt 12.03.1660/1, dvp)
  m. Mary Maynard (dau of Sir John Maynard of Isleham, relict of Francis Buller)
  a. Jane Adams (bur 23.04.1720)
  m. (c04.1704) Sir Erasmus Norwich, Bart
  ii. Sir Thomas Adams of Sprowston Hall, 3rd Bart (bpt 16.08.1659, d unm 08.1690)
  iii. Sir Charles Adams, later of Sprowston Hall, 4th Bart (b c1665, dsp 12.08.1726, 6th son)
  m. (10.06.1693) Frances Rolle (b 1674-5, d before 03.1724, dau of Sir Francis Rolle of Shapwick by Priscilla Foote)
  iv. Sir Robert Adams of London, 5th Bart (d c1754, 8th son)
  m1. Dorothea Wiseman (dsp 02.1725/6, dau/coheir of Piercy Wiseman by dau of Col. Claggett)
  m2. (before 1741) Diana of Northamptonshire (d 10.01.1765)
  a. Sir Thomas Adams, 6th Bart (dsp 12.04.1770, Captain RN)
  m. (c1764) Frances Anne ** (probably widow of Ralph Warter Wilson of Bilboa)
  b. William Adams (a 1741)
  v.+ other issue - John, James, 3 sons and 1 daughter
  m2. (c08.1679, sp) Jane Burnett (d 10.01.1726/7, dau of _ Burnett of Yarmouth, widow of William Alington of Bury)
  B.+ other issue - Thomas (dvp), Richard (dvp), Margaret, Anne, Elizabeth

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Northamptonshire, 1681, Adams of Welton and Charwelton)
(2) For lower section : TCB (vol 3, Adams of London), BEB1841 (Adams of London) with some support and a (very) little input from Visitation (London, 1633, Adams), Visitation (Norfolk, 1664, Adams)
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