'Chester2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Chester of Briggins, Chester of Cockenhatch, Chester of Royston

This family is said to have derived from a common ancestor with the Chesters of Chichley, Buckinghamshire (see Chester1), both coming from a family long settled in Derbyshire.
?? Chester
1. ?? Chester ("one of the gentlemen of the privy chamber" of King Henry VII)
  This is probably John of Royston, father of Elizabeth who was sister of Sir Robert.
A. Sir Robert Chester of Royston & Cockenhatch, Hertfordshire (a 1552, "one of the gentlemen of the privy chamber to King Henry VIII")
  m. Katherine Throckmorton (dau of Christopher Throckmorton of Coorse Court)
  i. Edward Chester of Royston
  m. Katherine Granado (dau of Sir James Granado, equerry)
  a. Sir Robert Chester of Royston & Cockenhatch, Sheriff of Hertfordshire (d 03.05.1641)
  Commoners identifies Robert's wife Anne as dau of Sir Arthur Capel of Hadham Hall by Mary, dau of John, Lord Grey of Pirgo, but BLG1886 corrects that to being Anne, sister of Sir Arthur, being ...
m. Anne Capel (dau of Sir Henry Capel of Hadham Hall by Katherine Manners)
  (1) Sir Edward Chester of Royston & Cockenhatch (d 1664) this line followed by Commoners
  m1. Katherine Stone (dau of John Stone of Bradfield Grange)
  (A) John Chester of Royston (d 1659) had issue
  m. Mary Salladine (dau of John Salladine of London)
  (B) Anne Chester
  m1. Robert Eade 'of Cambridge'
  m2. Henry Hoogan of Lynn Regis
  (C) Elizabeth Chester
  Commoners suggests that Elizabeth d unm but she, or an eponymous (half-)sister, appears to have married ...
  m. John Persehouse of Reynolds Hall (b c1627, a 09.1677)
  (D) Cecilia Chester
  m. Thomas Turner of Walden
  (E) Frances Chester (d unm)
m2. Anne Staltonstall (dau/heir of Sir Peter Saltonstall of Barkway)
  (F) Edward Chester of Barkway & Cockenhatch, Sheriff of Hertfordshire (d 21.05.1718)
  m. Judith Wright (dau/heir of Edward Wright of Finley)
  (i) Robert Chester 'of Cokenhatch' (b 1672, 2nd son)
  m1. (sp) ??
  m2. Katherine Webb (dau of Richard Webb)
  (a) Catherine Chester
  m. William Vachel of Coby (Lt. Colonel)
(b) Anne Chester
  m. (1734) John Corrance of Rougham
  (c) Judith Chester
  m. Rev. William Greaves of Sutton, Lincolnshire
(d)+ other issue - Edward (dsp 1767), Robert (dsp 1751), Richard (d young), Peter (d unm 1799, Lt. Colonel, Governor of West Florida), Elizabeth (d unm)
  (ii) Peter Chester (bpt 10.07.1678, d 1728, rector of Heydon, Essex)
  m. Sarah Webb (dau of Richard Webb of Cabenham)
  (a) Robert Chester of the Middle Temple
  m. Harriot Caesar (dau/heir of Charles Adelmare Caesar by Jane Long)
  ((1)) Sir Robert Chester of Bush Hall, Hertfordshire (b 05.01.1768, Master of Ceremonies)
  m. (10.10.1797) Eliza Ford (dau of John Ford of the Chauntry by Margaret, dau of Matthew Bell of Wolsington)
  ((A)) Eliza Chester (d 15.12.1869)
  m. (1819) Sir John Eardley Eardley-Wilmot, Bart (b 1783, d 1847)
  ((B))+ other issue - Robert (b 06.10.1800, d unm 20.09.1822), Charles (b 19.08.1803), Harry (b 01.10.1806), Harriott (d infant), Harriott Caesar (d unm 06.01.1821), Dulcibella
  ((2)) Charles Chester (b 31.12.1768, rector of Ayott St. Peters & Rettingdon) had issue
  m. Catherine Roberts (dau of Rev. John Roberts of Merionethshire)
((3)) Harry Chester (b 10.08.1770, d 26.06.1821, Major General) had issue
  m. Harriot Clinton (dau of General Sir Henry Clinton)
  ((4)) Harriott Chester
  m. Thomas Ellis Owen (rector of Llandyfrydog)
  ((5)) Catherine Chester
  m. (11.10.1792) John Strange Dandridge (rector of Sousham & Syresham)
  ((6))+ other issue - Jane, Sarah (d unm 05.12.1787)
  (b)+ other issue
  (iii) Katharine Chester
  m. John Perne of Abington
  (iv) Anne Chester (d 1743)
  m. Thomas Fountaine of High Melton
  (v) Elizabeth Chester
  m. (1689) Francis Flyer of Brent Pelham
  (vi)+ other issue (d unm) - Edward (d 1672), Judith (d 1683)
  (2) Robert Chester (d 1664, rector of Stevenage, 3rd son) this line followed by BLG1886
  m. Anne (a 1663)
  (A) Haseldine Chester of Westham, Essex (d 1701, 2nd son)
  m. Jane Hawkins (dau/coheir of Robert Hawkins of High Ongar)
  (i) Robert Chester of Briggins Park, Hunsdon (b 1675, d unm 22.02.1732)
  (ii) Henry Chester of Briggins
  m. Mary Thomas of Surrey (d 29.11.1751)
  (a) Henry Chester of Eversley, later of West Lavington (b 26.02.1738, d 28.10.1786)
  m. (24.06.1760) Hetty Billinghurst (dau of William de Billinghurst of Mitchen Hall by Lettice, sister of George Woodroffe of Poyle)
  ((1)) Henry Chester (b 30.05.1762, d 23.07.1832)
  m. (13.10.1781) Ann Higham (d 04.03.1820, dau of Joseph Higham of Pattishall)
  ((A)) Henry Chester of Poyle (b 29.10.1783, d 22.07.1854) had issue
  m. (20.10.1810) Charlotte Morris (d 25.10.1871, dau of James Morris of Calcutta)
  ((B)) Charles Chester (b 23.01.1796, d 25.11.1866, 4th son) had issue
  m. (1827) Ellen Crichton (dau of James Crichton)
  ((C)) Mary Ann Chester (b 30.05.1782)
  m. Thomas Lockhart
  ((D))+ other issue - William Robert (b 02.04.1787, dsp 1847), Samuel (b 13.03.1789, d unm 28.07.1824), Edward (b 04.09.1798, dsp 1835), Hetty (b 16.06.1785, d unm 1855), Sophia (b 28.12.1790, d unm 1857), Harriott (b 28.07.1793, d unm 23.01.1870)
  ((2)) Mary Chester (b 17.05.1761, d 10.1822)
  m. Richard Edwards
  ((3)) Ann Chester (b 28.01.1768)
  m. Samuel Emly of Wiltshire
  (b)+ other issue - Robert (d young), Thomas (bpt 15.01.1740, d young), Maximilian (b 17.12.1740, d infant), Jane of Antigua, Mary, Theodosia
  (iii) Edward Chester of Antigua
  (a)+ issue - son, Jane
(iv)+ other issue - Haseldine (d young), Jane (b 1670, d unm 17.07.1736), Ann, Theodosia, Mary of Westham (d unm 1748), Martha (d young)
  (B)+ other issue - Robert, Edward, Mary, Elizabeth
  (3) Henry Chester (b 1608, Colonel, 5th son)
  m. Anne Reade (dau of Theodore Rreade)
  (A) (Henry) Chester
  (i) Elizabeth Chester (heiress)
  m. (1696) Thomas White of the Savoy, London
  (4) Katharine Chester
  m. Sir Thomas Nightingale, Bart (d 01.1644)
  (5) Anne Chester
  m. (1621) Edward Radcliffe of Hitchin
(6) Theodosia Chester
  m1. Robert Nightingale of Newport, Essex
  m2. Sir Francis Theobald
  (7) Elizabeth Chester (b 1606-7, d 07.05.1671)
  m. Samuel Hinton of Lichfield
  (8) Frances Chester
  m. Geroge Pigot of Abington
  (9)+ other issue - Granado (rector of Broadwater), John (b 1607)
  b. Mary Chester
  m. Edward Thornborough of Shaddesden
  ii. ?? Chester ancestor of Chesters in Gloucestershire
  iii. Frances Chester probably of this generation
  m. Robert Filmer of East Sutton (d 1585)
  B. Elizabeth Chester probably of this generation
  m. Richard Smith of Bawton
2. ?? Chester ancestor of Chesters in Leicestershire

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 2, 'Chester of Bush Hall', p16+), BLG1886 ('Chester of Poyle Park')
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