'Evelegh1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Evelegh of Clyst St. Lawrence, Evelegh of Harberton, Evelegh (Eveleigh) of Holcombe

(1) Vivian spells the family name throughout as "Eveleigh" and most of the cross-references to this family from elsewhere in the database do the same. We give precedence to using "Evelegh" as that was what was used by the family in BLG1952.
(2) BLG1952 reports that "This family derived its name from Evelegh (Ivelle in Domesday), a manor in the parish of Broadclyst, Devon."
John Evelegh or Eveleigh of West Eveleigh, Devon (b c1450)
m. Margaret Churchill (dau of John Churchill of Brokeswell)
1. Thomas Evelegh or Eveleigh of Clyst St. Lawrence, Devon (eldest son)
m. Thomasine Moore (dau of Michael Moore of Clyst St. Lawrence)
  A. John Evelegh or Eveleigh of Holcombe in Ottery St. Mary, Devon (a 1546, bur 10.1586, MP)
  m1. Alice Collyns (dau of Henry Collyns of Ottery St. Mary)
  i. Robert Evelegh (dsp)
  m. _ Carswell (dau of Robert Carswell of Colyton)
  ii. Margaret Evelegh
  m. William Lentall of Munckton
  iii. Elizabeth Evelegh
  m. Richard Calmadie
  m2. Joan Southcott (bur 05.01.1594, dau of John Southcott of Indeho, Bovey Tracy)
iv. George Evelegh or Eveleigh of Holcombe (b 22.04.1556, d 1632)
  m1. (03.11.1577) Agnes or Anne Servington (dsp, dau/heir of Charles Servington of Tavistock)
  m2. Lucy Browne of Stratten/Stratton
  a. George Evelegh or Eveleigh 'of West Eveleigh of Holcombe
  m1. (c09.1612) Bridget Fursdon (dsp, dau of George Fursdon of Fursdon)
  m2. Mary
  There is some confusion on the next generation. BLG ends this line by reporting that George & Mary had a son, George (b 1618, d 11.10.1687, Captain) who sold Holcombe and had issue. Vivian shows George & Mary having several children, with the apparent eldest (Robert) born 05.03.1639-40 and a George (youngest son?) bpt 1653, bur 11.10.1687 (apparently confused with the Captain George mentioned by BLG1952). We presume as follows:
  (1) George Evelegh or Eveleigh, last of Holcombe (b 1618, bur 11.10.1687)
  (A)+ issue - Robert (bur 05.03.1639-40), George (bpt 17.06.1644, d young), Leonard (bur 12.08.1650), William (bur 29.10.1679), George (bpt 09.09.1653), Mary (bur 25.03.1654)
  b. John Eveleigh (cleric)
  m. Frances (bur 23.11.1683)
  (1) John Eveleigh (2nd son?)
  (A) George Eveleigh (curate of Cornworthy)
  m. Frances
  (i) George Eveleigh of Dartmouth (d before 01.08.1783)
  m. Sarah (a 1783)
  (a) Sarah Cornish Eveleigh (a 1783)
(ii)+ other issue - George (bur 10.05.1736), John (a 1783, cleric), William (a 1783), Henry (a 1783), Mary (bpt 24.02.1737-8, bur 28.10.1738)
  (2)+ other issue - Richard (bpt 22.06.1642, bur 17.05.1645), Rebecca (bpt 23.12.1635), Margaret (bpt 30.10.1643, bur 06.10.1645), Prudence (bur 12.10.1645), Jane (bpt 29.07.1645, bur 12.10.1645)
  c. Frances Eveleigh
m. John Easton of Easton
  v. John Evelegh or Eveleigh (b 21.06.1560, d 10.08.1604, principal of Hart Hall)
  m. Prudence Barnes (d 14.10.1651, dau of Robert Barnes)
  a. John Eveleigh of Blackwell & Coplands Mead, Oxfordshire (d 1678, Dean of Ross)
  m. Mildred Caldwell (dau of Thomas Caldwell)
  (1) Jane Eveleigh
  m. Frederick William Mullins of of Burnham (d 03.11.1712, Colonel)
  (2) Anne Eveleigh probably of this generation
m. Rev. Benjamin Cross of Blackhall
  (A) Elizabeth Cross (b 1668-9, d 22.03.1732)
  m. John Blennerhassett of Castle Conway (d c1738)
  (3) Rebecca Eveleigh possibly of this generation
  m. Henry Parr (Chancellor of Cork)
  (4) another daughter
  b.+ other issue
  vi. Richard Evelegh (bur 12.06.1605)
  vii. Nicholas Evelegh of Bovey Tracey Park (b 27.06.1562, dsp 06.03.1618)
  m. Alice Bray (dau/heir of Reginald Bray of Hinton by dau of Lord Vaux, m2. Elize Hele of Brixton)
  viii. Thomas Evelegh of Clyst St. Lawrence (b 04.03.1566, d 07.04.1655)
m1. (08.02.1587) Julian Pygott of Shropshire (d 29.01.1617)
  a. Grace Evelegh
  b. Margaret Evelegh
  m. William Vavasour
  c. Mary Evelegh
  m. _ Jackson
  d. Frances Evelegh
  m. _ Gifford
  m2. Jane Upton (dsp 1671, dau of Thomas Upton of Faversham, widow of Thomas Elam)
  ix. James Evelegh of Lustleigh, Devon (b 25.10.1568, d 23.04.1657) - continued below
  m. Susan Bruton (d 30.07.1657, dau of William Bruton of Exeter, widow of Giles Ford of Plimtree)
  x. Josias Evelegh of St. Martin's (Exeter) & Holborn (Middlesex) (b 30.09.1569, d 1634)
  m. Ursula Yarde (dau of Gilbert Yarde of Bradley)
  a. Gilbert Evelegh (bpt 24.11.1604, 5th son)
  m1. Mary Monke (dau/coheir of George Monke of Exeter)
  (1) Gilbert Evelegh
(A)+ issue - John (bpt 01.11.1681), Margaret (bpt 20.05.1684, bur 12.11.1711)
  (2) George Evelegh (bpt 04.07.1639, bur 09.06.1640)
  m2. (06.05.1651) Cicilia Webber
  b.+ other issue - John (bpt 19.01.1599-1600), Robert (bpt 10.03.1600-1), Humphry (bpt 26.09.1602), Josias (bpt 22.09.1603, bur 26.05.1606), Josias (bpt 13.09.1608, bur 16.02.1677-8), James (bpt 29.11.1609), Grace (bpt 28.11.1605), Elizabeth (bur 03.02.1612-3)
  xi. Charles Evelegh (bur 03.03.1661-2) had issue
  m. Elizabeth (bur 21.02.1646-7)
  xii. Mary Evelegh
  m. (03.11.1577) Christopher Cooke of Ottery St. Mary
  xiii. Margaret Evelegh (d 06.07.1588)
  m. Sir Edwyn Sandys of Northbourne (son of Archbishop of York)
  xiv. Joan Evelegh
  m. Richard Sherman (not Richard Thomas) of Ottery St. Mary
2. Alice Eveleighe possibly fits here
  m. Thomas Collyns of Awtrie St. Marie



James Evelegh of Lustleigh, Devon (b 25.10.1568, d 23.04.1657) - continued above
m. Susan Bruton (d 30.07.1657, dau of William Bruton of Exeter, widow of Giles Ford of Plimtree)
1. Nicholas Evelegh of Clyst St. Lawrence (b 10.03.1617)
  m. Margaret
  A. James Evelegh of Exeter (b 09.07.1644, d 1730)
  m. Elizabeth Pearce
  i. daughter
  B. Gilbert Evelegh of Clyst St. Lawrence (b 18.08.1653, 3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Clarke (dau of John Clarke of Diptford & Plymouth)
  i. John Evelegh of Clyst St. Lawrence (b 01.11.1681)
  m. (1708) Dorothy Long (d 26.03.1730, dau of Rev. Richard Long of Broadclyst)
  a. John Evelegh of Exeter & Hackney (b 16.06.1713, d 09.11.1807)
  m. (31.08.1738) Elizabeth Pinkard (dau of James Pinkard of Staplegrove)
  (1) John Evelegh (b 16.07.1740, d 18.05.1815, Lt. General)
  m. (15.12.1764) Ann Guest (d 07.10.1822)
  (A) Henry Evelegh of Standen, Isle of Wight (b 02.02.1773, d 21.09.1859, General, 2nd son) had issue
  m. (22.04.1799) Ann Carter (dau of Sir John Carter, sister of John (later Bonham Carter) of Portsmouth)
  (B) Mary Ann Evelegh
  m. James Parratt
  (C) Eliott Ann Evelegh (d 1813)
  m. (06.02.1800) James Seward (Captain RN)
  (D)+ other issue including John Lewis (b 29.09.1765, d unm 1823, Captain)
  (2)+ other issue - 2 sons and 6 daughters
  b. Elizabeth Evelegh
  C. Charles Evelegh (b 02.02.1655, d 12.03.1691, vicar of Harberton)
  m. (24.07.1684) Margaret Locke (d 12.11.1711)
  i. Margaret Evelegh
  m. Thomas Long of Penheale
  iii.+ 3 daughters
  E. Edward Evelegh of Harberton (b 08.09.1662, d 11.03.1736)
  m. (1685) Mary Ann Shapleigh (d 07.05.1751, dau of Robert Shapleigh of Totnes)
  i. George Evelegh (b 29.12.1701, d 22.01.1755, rector of Lansallos, 2nd son)
  m. (07.02.1728) Frances Elford (d 18.05.1756, dau of Rev. Walter Elford of Woodleigh)
  a. Elford Evelegh of Tredudwell, Cornwall
  m. (13.04.1760) Anna Maria Sparke (dau/coheir of Elford Sparke by Mary, dau/coheir of John Martyn of Chaddlewood)
  (1) Elford Sparke Evelegh (b 1764, d 20.11.1836)
  (A) Alice Hopwood Evelegh
  m. (19.02.1846) Joseph Treffry
  (2) Nicholas Trevanion Evelegh (b 27.02.1773, d 1847, Captain, 3rd son) had issue
  m. (11.02.1806) Josepha Hopwood
  (3) Frances Hele Evelegh
  m. (02.04.1813) John Hoblyn
  (4)+ other issue - George Martyn (a 1794), Anna Maria, Margaret Long
  ii.+ other issue - Charles (b 07.07.1694), Mary An (b 14.04.1687, d unm 14.02.1763)
  F.+ other issue - Nicholas (b 27.04.1650), 3 daughters
2.+ 1 son and 2 daughters

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Evelegh formerly of West Evelegh) with support/input for the upper section from Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Eveleigh of Holcombe)
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