'Button1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Button of Alton, Button of Ampthill, Button of Buckland

A lineal descendant of Sir Walter de Button (a 1227) was ...
John Button of Alton (d before 10.10.1491)
m. Alice
1. John Button of Alton (d before 30.04.1524)
  m. Edith Tutt
  A. William Button of Alton (d before 23.11.1547)
  m. Anne Cater (d 12.06.1528, dau of John Cater of Letcombe Regis)
  i. William Button of Alton (b c1526, d 01.02.1590/1)
  m. Mary Kelway (dau of Sir William Kelway of Rockborne)
a. Sir Ambrose Button of Alton (b c1572, dsp before 03.12.1613)
  b. William Button of Alton (d before 26.04.1600)
  m. Jane Lamb (dau of John Lamb of Wiltshire, she m2. Sir Ralph Coningsby of North Mimms)
  (1) Sir William Button, Sheriff of Wiltshire, 1st Bart of Alton (b c1584, d 16.01.1654/5)
  m. Ruth Dunche (dau of Walter Dunche of Avebury by Deborah, dau of James Pilkington, Bishop of Durham)
  (A) Sir William Button, 2nd Bart of Alton (b c1614, dsp 08.03.1659-60)
  BEB1841 suggests that William dvp but TCB identifies him as the 2nd Bart.
m. (06.04.1640) Anne Rolle (d 04.02.1665, dau of Sir Henry Rolle of Steventon by Anne, dau of Thomas Dennis)
  (B) Thomas Button (b c1617, dvp unm)
  (C) Sir Robert Button, Sheriff of Wiltshire, 3rd Bart of Alton (b c1622, d c1679)
  m. Eleanor Compton (dau of William Compton of Hartbury by Eleanor, dau of Sir John Meux)
  (D) Sir John Button, 4th Bart of Alton (dsp 1712)
  m1. _ Norton of Huntingdon
  m2. Mary Bennet (dau of Thomas Bennet of Salthorp)
  (E) Mary Button
  m. Clement Walker of Charterhouse Leadon
(F) Jane Button
  m. Richard Steward
  (G) Ruth Button
  m. Thomas Lambert (son of Sir Thomas)
  (2) Jane Button
  m. Walter Coningsby (brother of Thomas)
  (3) Martha Button
  m. Thomas Coningsby of North Mims (of the Folde)
(4)+ other issue - Martyn (a 1649), John (dsp)
  c. John Button of Buckland (d before 28.07.1608)
  m. Eleanor Drake (dau of Sir Bernard Drake of Ash)
  (1) John Button of Buckland (d 07.03.1665)
  m. Eleanor South (dau of Thomas South of South Badesley)
  (A) John Button of Buckland (d 1679)
  m. Mary or Sarah Jesson (dau of William Jesson, Mayor of Coventry)
(i) Elizabeth Button (b 1661)
  m. John Burrard (MP for Lymington)
  (ii) Mary or Sarah Button (b 1653, d 1711)
  m. Sir Richard Hopkyns of Coventry (d 1682)
  (iii) Anne Button (b 1656)
  m. Paul Burrard of Walhampton (MP for Lymington)
  (iv) Eleanor Button (b1658)
  m. Thomas Dore
  (2)+ other issue - Francis, Henry
  d. Cicely Button
  m. John Meux of Kingston, Isle of Wight
  e. Dorothy Button
  m. John Drake of Ashe (d 1628)
  f.+ other issue - Henry of Buckland, Francis of Willcott (dsp before 13.10.1610)
  B.+ other issue - Elizabeth, Praxed, Joan



Their coat of arms suggest that the following family was closely connected to the family shown above.
James Button (controller of the King's Household)
1. William Button of Ampthill, Bedfordshire
  m. _ Frogmorton of Westcot
  A. William Button of Ampthill
m. Margaret Rouse (dau of John Rouse of Rouseleach)
  i. James Button of Ampthill
  m. Ann Fisher (dau of Richard Fisher of Bedlowe)
  a. Richard Button of Ampthill (a 1634)
  m. Elizabeth Fowler (dau/coheir of Gabriell Fowler of Tilsworth)
  (1) Richard Button (dsp)
  (2) Elizabeth Button
m. Edmund Wingate of Ampthill
  b. Elizabeth Button
  m. William Snagg of Leachworth
  c. Anne Button
  m. Edmund Conquest (son/heir of George Conquest of Houghton Parke)
  ii. Dorothy Button probably the Dorothy who married ...
  m. Ralph Wingate (dsp)
  iii.+ other issue - William, Edmund, Humfrey, George, John, Elizabeth, Anne, Jane
  B. Margaret Button
  m. Thomas Huet of Ampthill
  C. Joane Button
  m. Edmund Conquest of Houghton Conquest (d 1549)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 18.09.06) : BEB1841 (Button of Alton), Visitation (Wiltshire, 1623, Button), TCB (vol i, Button of Alton)
(2) For lower section (uploaded 24.10.11) : Visitation (Bedfordshire, 1634, Button of Ampthill and Wootton)
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