'Christopher1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Christopher of Newton, Christopher of Stockton-on-Tees, Christopher of Stoke Prior

Visitation identifies the arms of the family of Stoke Prior as "Argent a chevron between three pine cones Gules slipped Vert a chief Sable a crescent for difference" and connects cousins as follows.
?? Christopher
1. ?? Christopher
  A. William Christopher of Newton in Stoke Prior, Worcestershire
  i. William Christopher of Newton (b c1589, d c1659)
  m1. Anne Smith (dau of Stephen Smith of Stoke Prior)
  a. Thomas Christopher of Stoke Prior (a 1682)
  m. Alice Marston (dau of John Marston of Hall Green, Yardley)
  (1) Thomas Christopher (b c1658, a 1682)
  (A)+ issue - John (dsp), Edmund Makepeace of Pensham (b c1700, d 1766), Jane (b c1687, d 1750)
  (2) Alice Christopher (d unm)
  b. daughter
  m. Thomas Parr of Bromsgrove
  m2. Elizabeth
  c. Richard Christopher of Alcester (b c1642, a 1682)
  T&G reports that Richard (bur 22.12.1708), "The first who resided at Norton, whence it went to Stockton" (sic), "was probably this Richard ", noting that he was aged 40 in 1682 at which time he was spm. Strangely, T&G does not support that claim inasmuch as it does not name the daughters given by Visitation, Anne & Rebecca, but shows Richard as having the following family.
  m1. ??
  (1) Robert Christopher
  m. (24.11.1709) Frances Cooke
  (A) William Christopher of Norton (b c114, d 11.01.1785)
  m. Margaret Pooley of Eston (b 1716-7, d 15.04.1801)
  (i) William Christopher of Norton (dsp)
  ii) Robert Christopher of Stockton-on-Tees (b 1749-50, d 12.07.1819)
  m1. (sp) Mary Wilson of The Shades (aunt of John Wilson, Recorder of Carmarthen)
  m2. ??
  (a) ?? Christopher
  ((1)) James Christopher Christopher of Stockton
  (iii) Richard Christopher in co. Durham had issue
  m. _ Syssom
  (iv) John Christopher of Stockton (d 11.07.1830, 10th child)
  m. Elizabeth Anderson (dau of John Anderson (of the family of Newcastle-upon-Tyne) by Elizabeth, dau of Robert Shadforth of Houghton-le-Spring)
  (a) Frances Christopher
  m. (14.12.1844) William D'Oyly Bayley (son/heir of William of Stockton)
  (v) Margaret Christopher
  m. John Wood of Billingham
  (vi) Tamar Christopher
  m. George Marshall (printer)
  (vii) Frances Christopher (dsp)
  m. James Clarke (Captain)
  (viii) ?? Christopher
  (ix)+ at least 3 others (d young)
  (B) Mary Christopher (b 1711-2, d unm 21.06.1799)
  (2) John Christopher
  m. (c1721) Margaret (b c1693, bur 1780)
  (A) William Christopher of Stockton-on-Tees (bpt 04.05.1735, d 11.1797, Captain for the Hudson's Bay Company, youngest son)
  (i) ?? Christopher father or grandfather of ...
  (a) George Christopher of London (a 1820)
  (B)+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 07.12.1725), John (bpt 16.01.1727-8), Christopher (bpt 31.12.1730), Elizabeth (bpt 19.03.1723-4), Jane (bpt 03.03.1736)
  (3) Margaret Christopher
  m. (11.04.1721) Archibald Stobart of co. Durham
  m2. ?? (probably of Norton)
  (4) Jane Christopher (bpt 11.10.1702)
  m. (01.08.14730) John Moor
  (5)+ other issue - John (d 1705), Richard (bpt 03.1708-9)
  d. John Christopher (d unm)
  e. Rebecca Christopher
m. John Jones of Alcester
  f. Mary Christopher
  m1. ??
  m2. _ Morgan of Alcester
  g. daughter
  m. Thomas Smith of Halm Green, Feckenham
2. ?? Christopher
  A. ?? Christopher
  i. Sir Robert Christopher of Alford, Lincolnshire (a temp Charles II who r. 1649-1685)
  m. _ Sneath
  a. Elizabeth Christopher (d 17.12.1713)
  m. Bennet Sherard, 2nd Lord of Leitrim (bpt 30.11.1621, d 15.01.1699-1700)

Main source(s): Visitation (Worcestershire, Walter Metcalfe (1883), 1682-3, 'Christopher of Stoke Prior') with input, as reported above, from 'T&G' = 'The Topographer and Genealogist' (edited by John Gough Nichols, vol II, 1853, 'Genealogical Additions to the History of Stockon upon Tees - The Christophers', p109+)
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