'Duke02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Duke of Cossington (Costenton), Duke of Otterton, Duke of Poerhayes (Powerhayes)

John Duke of Sherborne, Dorset
m. _ Shelston
1. William Duke of Poerhayes (Devon), Mayor of Exeter (a 1460)
  m. Cecily Poer (dau/heir of Roger Poer of Poerhayes or Powerhayes)
Vivian starts his pedigree with an unnamed Duke who married Cicely Poer, heiress of Powerhayes, and then shows them as parents of Richard of Powerhayes who was father of Richard of Powerhayes who was father of both Richard of Powerhayes (no issue shown) and Henry of Powerhayes who m. Maud Whyte. Provisionally, we follow MGH in showing the last-mentioned Richard and Henry as being of the next generation with no intervening generations. However, after considering the dates given, it would not surprise us if there had in fact been one intervening generation, presumably a Richard.
  A. Richard Duke of Poerhayes, Mayor of Exeter (a 1523)
  i. John Duke of Poerhayes & Cosenton (Cossington)
  m1. Juliana Cosenton (dau/coheir of Thomas Cosenton of Cosenton by dau of Sir William Cantilupe of London)
a. George Duke of Poerhayes, Cosenton & Camberwell (d 03.03.1429/50)
  m1. Anne Wilde (dau/coheir of William Wilde of Camberwell)
  (1) Thomas Duke of Cosenton or Cossington, Kent (d by 1608)
  m. Elizabeth Colepepper (dau of John Colepepper of Wakehurst)
  The following comes from Visitation (Surrey, 1530+1572+1623, Duke) with some support from Visitation (Kent, 1592, Duke).
  (A) Sir Edward Duke of Cosington (Cossington)
  m1. Margaret Brockman (dau of William Brockman of Kent)
(i)+ issue (a 1623) - George (b c1612), Anne, Elizabeth, Mary, Margaret
  m2. _ Russell
  (vi) child (son?)
  (B) Richard Duke of Maidstone, Kent
  m. Anne Cooper of Sussex
  (i) Jane Duke possibly of this family, of this generation
  m. Sir John Beale, Bart (d 1684)
  (C) Dorothy Duke
  m. (by 1592) Francis Calton of Catworth
(D)+ other issue - Oliver, John (dsp), Mathias/Mathew, William, Anne, Elizabeth
  (2) Elizabeth Duke
  (3) Dorothy Duke
  m. Humphrey Farrant of Ottery St. Mary
  (A) Jane Farrant
  m. Henry Collins of Shalston in Ottery
  m2. (c01.1545/6) Phillippa Weldon (dau of Hugh Weldon)
  (4)+ other issue (dsp) - John, Elizabeth
  m2. _ Esse or Ashe of Sowton
  The following comes from Visitation (Surrey, 1530+1572+1623, Duke).
  ii. daughter
  m1. _ Cowlshill
m2. _ Kirkham
  iii. daughter
  m. _Buller of Devon
  B. Henry Duke
  m. Matilda White (Maud Whyte) (dau of Roger White of Ottery St. Mary)
  i. Richard Duke of Poerhayes & Otterton, Sheriff of Devon (d 10.09.1572)
  m1. Elizabeth Frank (dau of John Frank of Yorkshire)
  a. Christiana Duke
  m1. George Sprente
  m2. George Brook (son of George, Lord Cobham)
m2. Jane Holby (dau of Thomas Holby or Hobbye of London, m2. Roger Gifford)
  b. Richard Duke (d infant)
  ii. John Duke of Prynne, Devon
  m1. Ellen Midleton (dau of Thomas Midleton)
  a. Richard Duke of Otterton (bur 21.03.1606-7, 2nd son)
  m1. Martha Parker (bur 02.03.1582-3, dau of John Parker of London)
  (1) Richard Duke of Otterton (b c1576, d 28.04.1641)
m. Margaret Basset (bur 09.07.1619, dau of Sir Arthur Basset)
  (A) Richard Duke (bpt 27.10.1599, bur 27.03.1653)
  Vivian shows this Richard as 'of Otterton' and father of Frances (m. Thomas Quicke), Elizabeth (m. Thomas Hawker) & Richard (m1. _ Cholwich, m2. _ Walrond). Not least because the dates are more acceptable, we follow MGH which reports that this Richard was disinherited "for matching against his will" and shows Frances, Elizabeth & Richard below.
(B) Robert Duke of Poerhayes & Otterton, Sheriff of Devon (bpt 04.12.1600, d 19.05.1665)
  m. Sarah Reynell (d 02.02.1640-1, dau/coheir of Richard Reynell of Creedy Widger)
  (i) Richard Duke of Poerhayes & Otterton, Sheriff of Devon (bpt 11.05.1627, bur 01.10.1716)
  m. Frances Southcote (bur 10.06.1693, dau of George Southcote of Buckland Tontsaints)
  (a) Richard Duke of Poerhayes & Otterton (bpt 13.03.1652-3, d before 05.05.1733)
  m1. (c05.1673) Isabella Yonge (bur 14.11.1705, dau of Sir Walter Yonge, Bart)
  Vivian shows Richard & Isabella as parents of George, Richard, Robert, Anne & Elizabeth. We follow MGH which of these shows only Elizabeth (but adds Frances) as being here and shows the others as children of Richard's uncle Thomas (below)..
  ((1)) Elizabeth Duke (b 06.12.1649, dsp bur 29.09.1716)
  m. (19.03.1704-5) Robert Rolle of Bicton
  ((2)) Frances Duke (d infant)
  m2. Elizabeth Cholwich (bur 02.04.1726, dau of John Cholwich)
  ((3))+ other issue - Robert (bpt 16.10.1712, bur 23.02.1713), Frances (bpt 29.10.1707, bur 28.09.1711)
  (b) George Duke (bpt 04.02.1654-5, bur 17.6.1690)
  (c) Sarah Duke (b 22.11.1659, bur 28.03.1684)
  m. (03.10.1682) Edmond Starr of St. Petrock, Exeter
  (d) Frances Duke (bpt 05.08.1663)
m. (13.06.1689) Thomas Quick
  (e) Elizabeth Duke
  m. (12.02.1687) Thomas Hawker
  (ii) Thomas Duke (bpt 04.08.1629, bur 12.05.1710, 3rd son)
  m. Anne Walrond (bur 14.01.1726, dau of Edmund Walrond)
  (a) George Duke of Old Hall, Colyton Raleigh (bur 14.1.1735)
  m. Dorothy Eyre (bur 25.03.1757, dau of Marshall Eyre)
  ((1)) Robert Duke of Poerhayes & Otterton (bpt 23.08.1709, dsp bur 13.02.1741)
  m. (08.04.1741) Isabella Charletta Rolle (dau of John Rolle of Bicton)
  ((2)) Dorothy Duke (bpt 01.11.1711, a 1785)
  m. Nicholas Droidge or Dodge (a 1785)
  ((3)) Elizabeth Duke (bpt 13.07.1720, a 1785)
Vivian identifies Elizabeth's husband as William Yonge of Widey in Egg Buckland (d by 1785). MHG identifies him as ...
  m. John Yonge (rector of Newton Ferrars)
  ((4)) Frances Duke (bpt 27.01.1724)
  m. (02.10.1753) Bernard Frederick Taylor of London
  ((A)) Frances Duke Taylor (d 05.08.1838)
  m. James Coleridge of Ottery St. Mary (b 15.12.1760, d 10.01.1836, Colonel)
  ((B))+ other issue (a 1785) - George Duke (dsp), Dorothy
  ((5))+ other issue - George (bpt 1713, d young), George (bpt 1717, d young), Richard (bpt 1726, bur 1727), Sarah (d unm c08.1785), Anne (bpt 04.07.1722, bur 30.03.1798)
  (b) Robert Duke of Poerhayes & Otterton (bpt 20.01.1679, dsp 20.09.1750)
  m. (19.01.1742) Frances Courtice (d before 06.08.1773)
  (c) Richard Duke of Poerhayes & Otterton, Sheriff of Devon (bpt 03.01.1688, d 07.07.1740)
  (d) Anne Duke
  m. Staplehill Heath
  ((1)) John Heath, later Duke (dsp 03.11.1775, MP)
  m. (1745) Susanna Gill (d 15.09.1784, dau of William Gill)
  (e)+ other issue - Thomas (d infant), Edmond (d infant), Sarah (d unm)
  (iii) Sarah Duke (bpt 21.09.1631)
  m. (30.03.1654) Nicholas Trosse of Feniton
  (iv) Margaret Duke (bpt 30.09.1633)
  m. (09.02.1659-60) Daniel Cudmore
  (v)+ other issue - Robert (bpt 1628, dsp), Mary (bpt 29.08.1625), Frances (bpt 17.11.1635), Anne (bpt 1637, bur 1638), Martha (bpt 08.08.1638)
  (C) Thomas Duke (bpt 1616, bur 08.01.1652-3)
  m. (c09.1640) Marcella (dau/widow of _ Herbert)
  (D) Elizabeth Duke (bpt 02.08.1607)
  m. (13.06.1642) Henry Morgan
  (E) Frances Duke
  m1. (03.04.1642) William Carmynowe of Trehannick
  m2. (25.04.1649) Philip Lower
  (F)+ other issue (a 1620) - Arthur (bpt 1606, bur 1630), Humphrey (bpt 02.09.1611, d before 16.05.1646, vicar of Harpford), Basset (bpt 15.08.1614), John (bpt 01.07.1619), Anne (bpt 06.07.1603), Margaret (bpt 03.02.1604)
  (2) Robert Duke (bur 31.10.1645)
  m. (30.04.1614) Elizabeth Collins (bur 03.09.1656, dau of Robert Collins of Ottery St. Mary)
  (A) Robert Duke (bpt 02.07.1623, bur 05.09.1661, 2nd son)
m. (19.04.1650) Susanna Stokes
  (i)+ issue - Robert (bpt 12.03.1657-8, bur 07.11.1672), Mary (bpt 24.07.1651, a 1661), Elizabeth (bpt 03.03.1652-3, bur 24.09.1665), Grace (bpt 20.09.1654, bur 23.09.1676), Anne (bpt 18.02.1661-2, bur 15.09.1665)
  (B)+ other issue - Robert (bpt 18.11.1616, bur 03.12.1616), William (bpt 14.10.1627, bur 03.12.1631), Richard (bpt 11.03.1629-30, bur 03.12.1631), William (bpt 11.08.1632, bur 18.07.1634), Grace (bpt 20.04.1618, bur 16.09.1653), Elizabeth (bpt 1620, bur 1623), Elizabeth (bpt 23.06.1633), Anne (bpt 14.02.1636-7, bur 11.05.1641)
(3) Jane Duke (bpt 01.06.1574)
  m. (29.06.1597) Nicholas Stonhouse of Boxley
  (4) Martha Duke (bpt 26.06.1576)
  m. Hugh Chichester of Widworthy
(5) Margaret Duke
  m. (08.04.1616) Nicholas Putt of Gitsam
  (6) Phillipa Duke
  m. Arthur Harris of Cornworthy
  (7)+ other issue - Gregory( bpt 1573, bur 1575), Dorothy (bpt 03.09.1581)
  m2. (09.12.1583) Katherine Prideaux (dau of John (not George) Prideaux of Nutwell)
  (9) Anne Duke (bpt 1584)
  m. (20.01.1608-9) Ellizeus or Ellis Bartlett of Brandlescomb
  (10) Frances Duke (bpt 5.10.1587)
  m. Philip Channon of Ottery
  (11) Elizabeth Duke (bpt 31.05.1595)
  m. (21.01.1610-1) Humphry Walrond of Ottery
  (12)+ other issue - Humphry (d before 14.01.1668), Thomas (bpt 10.11.1588, bur 08.01.1652-3, of the Inner Temple), Mary (bpt 05.12.1585, d unm bur 29.01.1651-2)
  b.+ other issue - Gilbert, Thomas (dsp bur 15.12.1619), Jane, Edith
  m2. Agnes Gindall (bur 07.07.1570, dau of John Grindall of London, relict of _ Parker of Lindon Sprint)
  f. Roger Duke (bur 1621)
  m. Elizabeth (bur 01.03.1628-9)
  (1) Margaret Duke (bpt 28.08.1591)
  m. (09.10.1621) Robert Bellamont or Ballymont of Otterton
  (2) Elizabeth Duke (bpt 15.09.1599)
  m. (30.05.1627) Rev. Thomas Atwill
  g. Alexander Duke (d 02.06.1634)

Main source(s):

(1) MGH (NS4, vol 3 (1910), 'Pedigree of the Devonshire Branch of the Family of Duke, to illustrate the Descent of the Poerhayes and Otterton Estate', p27+), with thanks to a contributor (CV, 17.10.12) for bringing that to our attention
(2) Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Duke of Otterton)
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