'Boydell1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Boydell of Dodleston, Boydell of Pulcroft

Ormerod shows the following Helto connected by dotted line to Osbert FitzHugh of Dodleston son of Hugh FitzOsberne of Dodleston son of Osberne FitzTeizon of Hanley, Grpoenhale, Dodleston, etc. (a 1086). We have seen a web site on the Boydell family which shows that last Osberne as a son of Raoul Taisson of Normandy, who was killed at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, and with Helto being son-in-law rather than son of Osbert FitzHugh.
Helto de Boydel
1. William de Boydel
  A. Sir William de Boydel (a 1250)
  m. Alice Dutton (dau of Hugh Dutton of Dutton)
  i. Sir John Boydell of Dodleston, Cheshire (a 1303, d by 1324)
m. Margaret (m2. Hugh Standish)
  a. Sir William Boydell of Dodleston (a 1312)
  m. Nicolas
  (1) William Boydell of Dodleston (d by 1350)
  m. Maud Vernon (dau of Ralph Vernon)
  (A) Ralph Boydell (dsp)
  (2) Joane Boydell
  m. Sir John Daniel of Gropenhale (d 1373)
  (3) Margaret Boydell
  m. Owen Voyl of Wales @@ below
  b. Robert Boydell of Catterich in Gropenhale (d by 1367)
  m. Catherine
  c. John de Boydell (a temp Edward III who r. 1327-1377)
  In vol 2, Ormerod identifies John as ancector of the Boydells of Pulcroft. It seems reasonable to presume that he was the same John de Boydell who is the first mentioned Ormerod (Cheshire, vol 3, 'Boydell of Pulcroft') where he is identified as "younger son of Boydell of Doddleston".
  (1) John de Boydell of Groppenhall (a temp Richard II who r. 1377-1399)
  (A) William de Boydell of Groppenhall
  (i) Thomas de Boydell of Groppenhall
  (a) Elizabeth Boydell
m. Thomas Daniel of Tabley
  (B) John Boydell of Pulcroft (a temp Henry IV who r. 1399-1413)
  (i) John Boydell (d by 1437)
(a) Geoffrey Boydell
  ((1)) Geoffrey Boydell (a temp Edward IV who r. 1461-1483)
  ((A)) Geoffrey Boydell 'of Pulcroft' (a temp Henry VII who r. 1485-1509)
  m. Alice Crewe (dau of David Crewe of Pulcroft, m2. Thomas Brindley)
  ((i)) (John) Boydell (a temp Henry VIII who r.1485-1509)
  ((a)) John Boydell (d 18.11.1558-9)
  (((1))) Thomas Boydell of Pulcroft (d by 1561)
  (((2))) Margery Boydell (d 1585) probably of this generation
  m. William Legh of Oughtrington (d 1587)
  ((b)) Margery Boydell
  m. William Wylme of Oughtrington
  ((ii)) Katherine Boydell possibly of this generation
  m. Robert Hyde of Norbury
  ((2)) Beatrix Boydell possibly of this generation
  m. Richard Leigh, younger of West Hall in High Legh (dvp)
2.+ other issue - Hugh (a temp Richard I who r. 1189-1199), Alan



Owen Voyl of Wales
m. Margaret Boydell (dau of Sir William Boydell of Dodleston) @@ above
1. Howel
A. William 'Boydell'
  m. Cicely Bellew (sister of William Bellew)
  i. Thomas Boydell
  m. Catherine Venables (dau/coheir of Thomas Venables of Alvanley by Alice)
  Either Catherine or her mother Alice was coheiress of Robert le Grosvenor of Budworth.
  a. Robert Boydell of Dodleston (dsp by 1407)
  m. Elizabeth Aston (dau of Sir Richard Aston, m2/3. Thomas Daniel of Over Tabley)
  b. Margaret Boydell (a 1407, 1424)
  m. Hugh Reddish (son of ?? of Reddish)
  c. Isabella Boydell
  m1. John Alburgham
  m2. Nicolas Langton

Main source(s): Ormerod (Cheshire, vol 2, 'Boydell of Dodleston and Gropenhall') with input as reported above
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