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Families covered: Donne of Horsenden, Donne of Kidwelly, Donne of London, Donne of Norfolk

                               
 
Griffith (Gruffydd or Galfreid) Dwnn or Donne (ap Meredydd ap Hari Dwn ap Galffreidws Dwnn, of family of Kidwelly in Carmarthenshire)
m. Joan Scudamore ("a grandchild of Owain Glyndŵr")
1. Sir John Dwnn or Donne, later of Horsenden, Sheriff of Buckinghamshire (d 1503, diplomat, soldier, 3rd son)
m. (before 1445) Elizabeth Hastings (d 1507-8, sister of William, Lord Hastings)
  A. Sir Edward Donne 'of Kidwelly' of Horsenden (a 1529, dspms)
  m. Ann Verney (dau of Sir John Verney) ## see here ##
  i. Elizabeth Donne (dvp?)
  m. Sir Thomas Jones of Saunderton of Aubermarlais (d 1559)
  B. Sir Griffith Donne (Dwnn), Sheriff of Carmarthenshire (d 1543)
  i. Elizabeth Donne (Dwnn)
  m. Thomas Hughes of Uxbridge
  a. Grissel Hughes (b 1559, d 16.06.1613) probably of this generation
  m1. Edward Nevill, 7th Lord Bergavenny (d 10.02.1588)
  m2. Francis de Clifford, 4th Earl of Cumberland (d 1641)
  C.+ other issue - Anne, Margaret, Jane (dvp?), Joan (dvp?)
2.+ other issue including Robert

 

 

John Donne of London (d 1576, "of Welsh descent")
m. Elizabeth Heywood (d 1577, dau of John Heywood (playwright) (by Jane, dau of John Rastell & niece of Chancellor Sir Thomas More), m2. John Syminges)
1. John Donne (b 22.01.1571-2, d 31.03.1631, poet, Dean of St. Paul's, 3rd child)
  m. (1601) Ann More (b 1584, d 15.08.1617, dau of George More)
  A. Bridget Donne probably the Bridget who married ...
  m. Thomas Gardiner of Peckham (bpt 26.05.1605, d before 13.04.1660)
  B.+ issue - Constance, John, George, Francis (d young), Lucy, Mary (d young), child (stillborn), Nicholas (d young), Margaret, Elizabeth, child (b/d 10.08.1617)
2.+ Henry, Mary (d 1581), Katherine (d 1581), 4 others

 

 

"descended from the family of the celebrated Dr. Donne" was ...
William Donne of Letheringsett, Norfolk (b c1645, d 20.11.1684)
m. Mary
1. Roger Donne of Ludham, Norfolk (b 17.04.1678, d 09.11.1722)
  m. Catharine Clench (d 29.05.1733, dau of Bruin Clench)
  A. Roger Donne (d 16.07.1773, Rector of Catfield)
  m1. (11.02.1723-4) Elizabeth Pacey (d 10.08.1727, dau of William Pacey of Great Yarmouth)
  i. Elizabeth Donne (b 05.03.1724-5, a 1792)
m. (18.02.1764) Thomas Hewitt of Mattishall
  m2. (04.07.1733) Harriet Judith Rival (b 1705-6, d 09.09.1776, dau/heir of Rev. Peter Rival ("Chaplain to His Majesty"), half-sister to Envoy Abraham Castres)
  ii. Castres Donne (b 03.03.1744-5, d 03.12.1789, Vicar of Loddon)
  m. (10.01.1780) Anne Vertue (b 10.08.1755, a 1792, dau of Thomas Vertue of Burnham Market, sister of Thomas Vertue Mott of Gret Barningham)
  a. Castres Mott Donne (b 09.04.1783, d 11.06.1819, Vicar of Hempnall, Rector of Town Barningham) had issue
  m. Frances Manning (d 08.08.1822, dau of Rev. Harry Charles Manning of Thetford)
  b. Anne Ann Vertue Donne (b 30.10.1781, d 16.04.1859)
m. (25.12.1803) Edward Charles Donne @@ below
  iii. Harriet Rival Donne (b 11.09.1736, a 1792)
  m. (11.01.1759) Richard Balls of Catfield (b 17.02.1730, dsp 21.11.1784)
  iv. Catherine Donne (b 15.07.1740, d 08.07.1770)
  m. (21.03.1765) John Johnson of Ludham (b 28.05.1717, d 26.07.1785, son of William & Anne of Holt)
  v. Anne Donne (b 24.06.1748, a 1792)
m. (08.02.1771) Thomas Bodham of Mattishall (b 30.12.1742, a 1792, dsp?, son of Thomas of Swaffham)
  B. William Donne of East Dereham (b c1712, d 27.10.1782)
  m1. (c1733) Mary Sayer (b c1708, d 27.10.1755, dau of Edward Sayer of Norwich)
  i. William Donne of Norwich (b 19.12.1735, a 1792)
  m. (15.05.1759) Anna Maria Barnewall (b 08.1736, a 1792, dau of Charles Barnwell of Mileham)
  a. William Sayer Donne (b 27.12.1761, d 22.05.1795, Rector of Colton)
m. (18.08.1785) Elizabeth Robertson (b 1766, d 07.12.1795, dau of George Robertson of London by Elizabeth, dau of Barry Love of Ormsby)
  (1) Elizabeth Donne (b 02.04.1790, d 02.01.1864)
  m. (28.07.1812) William Manning (b 30.09.1771, d 03.01.1857, Rector of Weeting then Diss)
  (2)+ other issue - William George (b 22.08.1788, d 11.11.1798), Henry (b 21.04.1791, d young), Lilias (b 12.03.1794, d 27.09.1809), Anna Maria (b 17.03.1795, d 14.12.1870)
  b. Edward Charles Donne (b 25.01.1777, d 25.05.1819, 3rd son) had issue
  m. (25.12.1803) Anne Vertue Donne (dau of Castres Donne by Ann Vertue) @@ above
  c. Mary Anne Donne (b 03.01.1766, a 1792)
  m. (07.07.1791) Thomas Breach of London
  d. Catharine Maria Donne (b 1765, d 01.01.1787)
m. (05.10.1786) Nicholas Phillips Rothery of Holborn
  e.+ other issue (a 1792) - Frederick Thomas (b 11.08.1768), Anna Maria (b 03.04.1767)
  ii. Thomas Donne of London (a 1792)
  m. (1761) Arabella Buchanan (a 1792, dau of Charles Buchanan of London)
  a. Mary Donne (a 1792)
  m. (12.1788) George Harvey of London (a 1792)
  b. Elizabeth Donne (a 1792)
  m. (08.1788) William Feilde, Governor of Cape Coast Castle in Africa (a 1792)
  c.+ other issue - Charles (in the West Indies), Anne (a 1792)
  m2. (16.06.1757) Frances Nelson (b c1727, dsp 27.10.1759, dau of Edmund Nelson of East Dereham)
  m3. (05.01.1760, sp) Deborah Leach
  C. Anne Donne (b 17.10.1703, d 13.11.1737)
  m. John Cowper (b c1700, d 1756, Rector )

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (originally launched in a Temporary page on 05.06.09, extended 07.12.10) : Visitation (Lewys Dwnn (Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick (1846)), Wales, vol 1, p222), Wikipedia ("Sir John Donne")
(2) For middle section (originally launched in a Temporary page on 05.06.09) : Wikipedia ("John Donne")
(3) For lower section : MGH (NS1, vol 1 (1874), 'Cowper and Donne Pedigree', p330+) with some input from MGH (NS3, vol 1 (1896, #3, September 1894), 'Pedigree of the Family of Donne of Mattishall, co. Norfolk', p89+)
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