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Families covered: Cheeke of Matstone (Motstone, Motiston or Motsonn), Cheek of Merston, Cheeke (Cheke) of Pirgo

Visitation (Essex, 1612, Cheeke) introduces this family as follows: "This Family in former times was of Northamptonshire & surnamed de Butevillar of whom was Sr Will'm Butevillar Knight, whose descendants are commonly called Cheeks."
Richard Cheeke of Matstone (or Mottiston or Motsonn, Isle of Wight)
m. ?? (dau of the Lord Mountague)
1. Edward Cheeke of Matstone
  m. _ Trevanion (Trevanyon)
  A. John Cheeke of Matstone
  m._ Tremayne (Tremaine)
  i. John Cheeke of Matstone
  m. _ Clamorgan
a. Robert Cheeke of Matstone or Motstone
  m. _ Brampshott (dau of _ Bramshott of Bramshott)
  (1) David Cheeke of Matstone
  Visitation (Essex, 1612) shows David as having married a Miss Brampfield and been father of Thomas. Visitation (Hampshire, 1530 etc) shows his wife as Elizabeth Vuedall and them as parents of James. We presume that he married twice.
  m1. _ Brampfield
  (A) Thomas Cheeke 'of the Isle of Wight'
  m. (Elizabeth) Uvedale
  m2. Elizabeth Vuedall (dau of Sir William Vuedall of Wickham)
  (B) James Cheeke
  m. Elizabeth Thornhull of Dorset
  (i) Thomas Cheeke of Matstone (Motstone) (a 1606)
  m. Dorothy Geffrey (dau of William Geffrey or Jefferey of Newport)
  (a) Thomas Cheeke of Newport, Isle of Wight
  m. Ellinor Bisse (dau of John Bisse of Batcombe)
((1))+ issue - Thomas, Elizabeth
  (b)+ other issue - George, Joane, Elizabeth, Dorothey
  Visitation (Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, 1686, 'Cheek of Newport') reports that Thomas and Dorothy Jefferey "perhaps had issue" ...
  (f) John Cheeke of Merston
  m. Lucretia Clifford (dau of Henry Clifford of Boscombe by Elizabeth, dau of Sir William Carrent of Tomer)
  ((1)) Edward Cheeke of Merston (b c1605, d c1668, 2nd son)
  m. Grace Broade (dau of William Broade of Newport)
  ((A)) John Cheeke of Newport (b c1640, a 1686)
  m. Elizabeth Barton (dau of Stephen Barton of Newport)
  ((i)) Mary Cheeke (b c1674, d infant)
  ((ii))+ other issue (a 1686) - Edward (b c1671), John (b c1675), William (b c1681), Elizabeth (b c1673), Grace (b c1676)
((2))+ other issue - John (d Geertrudinbergh), Robert of London (dsp), James (dsp), William of Southton (dsp), Frances (d unm)
  (2) Peter Cheeke of Pirgo
  m. Agnes Duffield (dau of _ Duffield of Cambridge)
  (A) Sir John Cheeke
  m. Mary Hill (dau of Richard Hill, sergeant of the sellor to Henry VIII)
  (i) Henry Cheeke of Pirgo
  m. Frances Ratcliffe (sister of Edward, Earl of Sussex)
(a) Sir Thomas Cheeke of Pirgo
  m1. Katherine Osborne (dau of Peter Osborne of Chicksands, remembrancer)
  m2. Essex Rich (dau of Robert Rich, Earl of Warwick)
  Visitation (Hampshire, 1530 etc,) mentions Henry (d young), Frances, Essex, Anne, and Lucey. Visitation (Essex, 1634) mentions Robert, Thomas, Charles, Frances, Essex, Anne, Isabell and Elizabeth. Both Visitations end with the next generation. It is presumed that the Thomas mentioned was the same person as ...
((1)) Thomas Cheeke of Pirgo (3rd son) who married ...
  m. Letitia Russell (dau of Lord Edward Russell)
  ((A)) Anne Cheek
  m. Sir Thomas Tipping, 1st Bart of Wheatfield (d 01.07.1718)
  ((2)) Frances Cheeke
  m. Sir Lancelot Lake of Canons (d 1680)
  ((3)) Essex Cheeke (d 28.09.1658)
  m. (30.12.1642) Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester (b 1602, d 1671)
((4)) Anne Cheeke (a 1652)
  m1. Richard Rogers of Bryanston
  m2. (03.10.1645) Robert Rich, 3rd Earl of Warwick (b 1611, d 1659)
  ((5)) Isabell Cheeke probably the Isabel who married ...
  m. Sir Francis Gerard of Flamberds, 2nd Bart
  ((6)) Elizabeth Cheeke probably the Elizabeth who married ...
  m. (by 1655) Sir Richard Franklin, 1st Bart
  ((7))+ other issue - Henry (b c1619, d young), Robert (b c1625), Charles, Lucey
  (b) Mary Cheke
  m. Thomas Spencer of Claverdon
  (c) Elizabeth Cheeke
  m. John Monk of Devon
  (d)+ other issue - Henry (dsp), Halton
(ii)+ other issue - John, Edward
  (B) Ann Cheeke (d 1557)
  m. George Allington of Rushforth (a 1558)
  (C) Alice Cheeke
  m. (John) Blyth
  (i) Anne Blyth apparently of this generation
  m. Peter Osborn of Chicksands Abbey (b 1521, d 1592, remembrancer)
  (D) Elizabeth Cheeke
  m. _ Spring
  (E) Magdalen Cheeke
  m1. Lawrence Eresby
  m2. John Purvey
  (F) Mary Cheeke
  m. (1541) William Cecil, 1st Lord Burghley (b 18.09.1520, d 04.08.1598, Secretary of State)
  (3)+ other issue - William (had issue), Thomas (dsp)

Main source(s): Visitation (Essex, 1612+1634, 'Cheeke'), Visitation (Hampshire, 1530+1575+1622-34, 'Cheeke') with a little input as reported above
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