'Atherton2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Atherton of Atherton, Atherton of Bewsey, Atherton of Chowbent

See note at top of Atherton1 for explanation as to why parts of this page are in italics.
John Atherton of Atherton, Sheriff of Durham (d 1488)
m. Jane Warren (dau of John Warren of Poynton & Stockton)
1. George Atherton of Atherton (b before 1467, d 1518)
  m1. (div 1506) Anne Assheton (dau of Sir Richard Assheton of Middleton)
  A. Sir John Atherton of Atherton, Sheriff (bur 08.07.1573)
  m1. (div) Elizabeth Radclyffe (dau of Sir Alexander Radclyffe)
  i. John Atherton of Atherton, Sheriff (b c1557, bur 23.05.1617)
  m. Elizabeth Byron (dau of Sir John Byron of Newstead)
a. John Atherton of Atherton (bur 23.07.1628) possibly the John who married ...
  m. Grismund Butler (dau of Henry Butler of Rawcliffe) possibly wife of this John, possibly mother of ...
  (1) John Atherton of Atherton (d 1646-7)
  m. Eleanor Ireland (dau of Sir Thomas Ireland of Bewsey)
  (A) John Atherton of Atherton, Sheriff (d 1656, Captain, 3rd son)
m. Mary Bold (dau of Richard Bold of Bold)
  (i) Sir Richard Atherton of Atherton & Bewsey, Mayor of Liverpool (b c1656, d 1686)
  m1. Isabella Holte (dau of Robert Holte of Castleton & Stubley, sister of James)
  (a) John Atherton of Atherton & Bewsey (b c1678, d 1707)
  m. Elizabeth Cholmondeley (dau of Robert Cholmondeley of Vale Royal)
  ((1)) Richard Atherton of Atherton & Bewsey
  m. Elizabeth Farington (dau of William Farington of Shaw Hall)
((A)) Elizabeth Atherton
  m. Robert Gwillym of Langston & Walford (Herefordshire), later of Atherton & Bewsey
  ((i)) William Gwillym (dsp 1771)
  ((ii)) Robert Vernon Gwillym, later Atherton of Atherton Hall (b c1741, d 09.07.1783)
  m. (1763) Henrietta Maria Legh (dau/coheir of Peter Legh of Lyme)
  ((a)) Atherton Leigh Gwillym, later Allerton (d unm 1789)
  ((b)) Henrietta Maria Atherton (d 11.08.1820)
m. (1797) Thomas Powys, 2nd Lord Lilford (b 1775, d 1825)
  ((c)) Elizabeth Atherton
  m. George Anthony Legh-Keck of Stoughton Grange (cousin)
  ((d)) Esther Atherton
  m. James John Hornby (rector of Winwick)
  ((iii)) Elizabeth Goldsmith Gwillym apparently of this generation
  m. Lawrence Rawstorne of Newhall & Dutton (a 1776)
((2)) Elizabeth Atherton apparently of this generation
  m. (1722) Thomas Heber of Marton (b 1697, d 1752)
  (b) Isabella Atherton apparently of this generation
  m. William Rawstorne of Newhall (a 1713)
  m2. Agnes Dodding (dau of Miles Dodding of Conishead)
  (B) Anne Atherton (d 1695)
  m. Thomas Clayton (b 1630, d c1721)
  (C) Eleanor Atherton (sister of Anne) probably of this generation
  m. Robert Clayton
  (D)+ other issue - 2 sons (dvpsp), William
  (2) Margaret Atherton possibly of this generation
  m. John Bradshaw (b 1614)
m2. Katherine Conyers (d 03.1625-6, dau/coheir of John Conyers, 3rd Lord of Hornby)
  The following is supported by TCP (Conyers).
  ii. John Atherton of Skelton
  m. Anne Byron (dau of Sir John Byron of Newsted) wife of John, presumed mother of ...
  a. Anne Atherton (dsp 13.07.1644)
  m. Sir William Pennyman, Bart of Marske (dsp 22.08.1643)
  m3. Margaret Catterall (dau/coheir of Thomas Catterall of Little Mitton)
  B. Anne Atherton
  m. Thomas Leyland of Morley
  i. Anne Leyland
  m. (1550) Edward Tyldesley of Wardley
  m2. (div 1507) Eleanor (m2. Bartholomew Hesketh of Aughton)
  m3. Anne Butler (dau of Sir Thomas Butler or Boteler of Bewsey)
2. Randle Atherton 'of Cholbent' (a 1496) probably of this generation, probably father of ...
  A. John Atherton of Chowbent
  i. Margaret Atherton
  m. William Jessop of Bromehall (b c1562)
partner(s) unknown
3.+ other issue

Main source(s): VCH (Lancashire, vols 3, 4 & 5) - see note at top of Atherton1
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