'BZmisc07'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bermingham of Bermingham, Berners of West Horsley, Blythe of Sproxton, Battersby of Lakefield, Battersby of Smithstown

We are investigating the possibility of a connection between this family and that shown in Bermingham1.
Peter de Bermingham (a 1165)
1. William de Bermingham (d Evesham 04.08.1265)
  m. Isabel de Astley (dau of Sir Thomas de Astley)
  A. William de Bermingham (a 1295)
  i. William de Bermingham the first mentioned by TCP (Bermingham)
  m. Maud
  a. William de Bermingham, Baron (a 1327)
(1) Fulk de Bermingham (a 1360)
  m. Joan
  (A) Sir John de Bermingham (dsp before 1393)
  m. (before 03.07.1356) Elizabeth de la Plaunche (b c1347, dsp after 01.09.1423, dau of William de la Plaunche of Haversham by Elizabeth, dau of Sir Roger Hillary of Bescot)
  (B) Sir Thomas de Bermingham
  TCP identifies Sir Thomas's wife just as Isabel Whitacre. Thanks to a contributor (OWC, 28.01.08) for reporting that 'A History of the County of Warwick' (Vol 4, 1947) identifies her as ...
  m. Isabel Whitacre (dau of John de Whitacre by Amice, dau of Sir Robert Marmion by Isabel)
  (i) Elizabeth de Bermingham
  m. Thomas de la Roche of Castle Bromwich



Sir William de Berners
m. Beatrix de Cokefeld (dau of Robert de Cokefeld)
1. Sir Radulph de Berners of Roding, Essex
  m. Marilda
  A. William de Berners (dsp)
  B. Radulph de Berners
  i. (Sir) Radulph/Ralph de Berners (d 1297, Guardian of the Tower of London ) the last mentioned by Copinger, the first mentioned by VCH
  m. Christina de Windsor (d before 1325, dau of Hugh de Windsor of West Horsley)
  a. Edmund de Berners (dvm by 1317)
  (1) John de Berners of West Horsley, Surrey (d 1361)
m. (c1332) Elizabeth
  (A) ?? de Berners (dvp)
  (i) Sir James de Berners of West Horsley (d 1388)
  m. Anne (d 1403, m2. John Bryan)
  (a) Richard Berners of West Horsley
  m. Philippa Dalynridge (probably niece (not dau) of Sir Edward Dalynridge, m2. Thomas Leukenore)
  ((1)) Margery Berners (d 18.12.1475)
  m1. John Fereby of West Horsley (d 1441)
  m2. John Bourchier of West Horsley, 1st Lord Berners (d 16.05.1474)



John Blythe
m. Christiana Holcot of Northampton
1. William Blythe of Sproxton, Lincolnshire
m. Alice Charnocke (dau of Thomas Charnocke of Charnocke)
  A. John Blythe of Denton & Sproxton (d 08.11.1602)
  m. Margaret Thorold (bur 03.09.1618, dau of Robert Thorold of Hough, m2. John Wingfield of Tickencote)
  i. William Blythe of Sproxton (d before 24.10.1649)
  m1. Elizabeth Tredway (b after 1591, dau of John Tredway of Hough)
  a.+ issue (a 1634) - Elizabeth (b c1624), Mary (b c1625)
  m2. (06.06.1633) Mary Eyre (dau of Anthony Eyre of Rampston, m2. ?? Harrington)
c. (William?) Blyth
  (1) Edward Blyth (a 04.1678, of Gray's Inn)
  d. Jane Blythe
  m. (20.10.1666) Anthony Saltmarch of Strubby
  ii. Anne Blythe (d before 20.02.1682-3)
  m. (17.10.1616) Sir William Thorold of Marston
  iii. Katherine Blythe (bpt 16.10.1597)
  m. (30.05.1618) Thomas Mitchell of South Witham
  iv. Mary Blythe (bpt 25.03.1600, bur 02.09.1658)
  m. John Oldfield of Spalding
  v.+ other issue - John (bpt 06.05.1598, a 1620, of Gray's Inn), Robert, William, John, other daughters
  B. William Blythe of Sproxton
  C. Alice Blythe
  m. Charles Wilson of Navenby



William Battersby of Smithstown, co. Meath
m. Mary Sherman (dau of Ambrose Sherman)
1. William Battersby of Smithstown (dsp)
  m. _ Grant
2. Robert Battersby of Bobsville
3. John Battersby of Lakefield, co. Meath (b 1722, d 1803)
  m1. Elizabeth Shields of Monaghan
  A. William Battersby of Freffans, co. Meath (b 16.11.1764, d 1848)
  m. Frances Preston (dau of Nathaniel Preston of Swainstown)
  i. Arthur Battersby (5th son) had issue
  m. Eliza Dillon (dau of Major _ Dillon)
  ii. Anne Battersby
  m. Lambert Disney
  iii. Frances Isabella Battersby
  m. (1854) Charles John Battersby of Cromlyn (d 22.05.1897, son of Thomas)
  iv.+ other issue - William (dsp), Nathaniel (dsp), John (dsp), Francis William (d unm), Georgiana
  m2. (07.09.1765) Sarah Leslie (dau of Rev. Henry Leslie of Nutfield)
  B. Leslie Battersby of Skreene, co. Sligo (b 20.07.1766, Rev.)
  m. (05.07.1796) Anna Maria Palmer (dau of Patrick Palmer)
  i. John Palmer Battersby, later in Ancaster, Upper Canada (d 1883, Captain RN) had issue
  m. Maria Joens
  ii. Leslie Patrick Battersby, later in Canada (RN) had issue
  m. Katherine Jones
  iii. Edwin Battersby of Dublin (4th son) had issue
  m. Eleanor Jones
  iv. Arthur Battersby
  m. S.E. Maskelyne
  v. William Battersby, later in Hamilton, Upper Canada (dsp, youngest son)
  m. Susanna Ryall
  vi. Catherine Battersby (dsp)
m. _ Harvey
  vii. Eleanor Battersby
  m. _ Griffith
  viii. Lydia Battersby (dsp)
m. _ Bell
  ix.+ other issue - Joseph (dsp), George of Dublin (d 30.03.1901), William (d young), Henry (dsp), Sarah (d unm), Anna Maria (d unm), Mary (d unm)
  C. Thomas Battersby (b 23.10.1767, d 20.02.1839) had issue
  m. (16.10.1799) Margaret Catherine Rotherham (d 17.12.1862, dau of George Roherham of Triermore)
  D. Francis Battersby of Listoke House, Drogheda (b 19.09.1795 (sb 1775?), Colonel) had issue
  m. Elizabeth Jane Rotherham (dau of George Rotherham of Triermore)
  E. John Battersby of Lakefield (b 28.06.1781, d 1839) had issue
  m. Frances Wade (dau of Robert Wade of Clonebraney)
  F. Alexander Battersby (b 10.08.1783) had issue
  m. (10.07.1807) Eliza Cusac (dau of James Cusac of Lara)
  G. Henry Robert Battersby (dsp, Post Captain RN)
  m. (10.05.1810) ?? Chapman (dau of William Chapman, niece of Sir Thomas, 2nd (not 1st) Bart of Killua Castle)
  H. Catherine Battersby
  m. _ Higinbotham
  I. Isabella Battersby (b 1767-8, d 20.06.1852) probably of this generation
  m. (06.1791) Allen Noble Adams (b 1765, d 03.1805, rector of Shercock)
  J.+ other issue - George (b 20.04.1788, d Waterloo 18.06.1815, Captain), Penelope (d unm)

Main source(s):
(1) For Bermingham (uploaded by 08.02.07) : BE1883 (Bermingham), TCP (Bermingham)
(2) For Berners (uploaded 12.09.08, expanded 11.11.20) : 'The Manors of Suffolk' (WA Copinger, vol 1 (1905), p111), VCH (Surrey, vol 3, West Horsley)
(3) For Blythe of Sproxton (uploaded 02.02.12) : Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigrees (1903-6, Blyth of Sproxton)
(4) For Battersby (uploaded 09.07.12) : the section on Battersby within BIFR1976 (Maxwell)
[The section on Bonville has been moved to Bonville1.]
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