'Guise1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Guise of Abloads (Ablodes) Court, Gyse of Asple Gise (Aspley Guise), Guise (Gyse) of Elmore, Guise of Highnam, Guise of Winterborne

BEB1841 reports that this family descended from "Sir William Gyse, a younger brother of an illustrious Norman family, (who,) following the fortunes of Duke William, came into England at the conquest". According to BP1934, the manor and lordship of Elmore came into the family in 1262 consequent to the marriage of Nicholas de Gyse with "a near kinswoman of John de Burgh, son of Hubert, Earl of Kent". Descended from Sir Anselm (a 1274), son of that Nicholas, was ...
Reinold Gyse of Elmore (a 1420) the first mentioned by Visitation, possibly the Reignold, son of Anselm Guise of Elmore, who married ...
m. Catherine Clfford (dau of James Clifford of Frampton, m2. Giles Brydges) possibly mother of ...
1. John de Gyse of Asple Gise the first mentioned by BP1934
  m. Alice de Wysham (dau/heir of Sir John de Wysham by Margaret, dau/coheir of Sir John Beauchamp, 2nd Lord of Kyderminster)
  A. Sir John de Gyse of Asple Gise (Aspley Guise), Sheriff of Gloucestershire (a 1453)
  m. Agnes Berkeley (dau of ?? Berkeley of Stoke Gifford)
i. John Gyse of Elmore
  m. Tacy Grey (dau of ??, Lord Grey of Ruthyn)
  a. Anselme Gyse of Elmore (dsp 1563)
  b. William Gyse of Elmore
BP1934 leaves out the next generation, thereby possibly indicating some uncertainty on the succession. Visitation carries on as follows as does BEB1841 which starts its continuous pedigree with this William. BEB1841 identifies William's wife as Mary, dau of William Ratsey of Colemore, but Visitation names her father Richard (of King's Norton, amended by note to Colmore, sic).
  m. Mary Ratsey (dau of Richard Ratsey (Rotsey) of Colemore)
  (1) John Gyse or Guise of Elmore
  m. Jane Pauncefort (dau of Richard Pauncefort or Pauncefoot or Pawnsfoote of Hasfield)
  (A) Sir William Guise of Elmore, Sheriff of Gloucestershire (d 19.09.1642)
  m1. Margaret Kenn (dau/coheir of Christopher Kenn or Ken or Kenne of Kenn)
  (i) William Guise of Elmore & Brockworth, Sheriff of Gloucestershire (d 1653) - continued below
  m. (20.02.1616) Cecilia Dennis (d 1682, dau of John Dennis of Puckechurch)
  m2. Elizabeth Walrond (dau of Humphrey Walrond of Wood, Devon)
  (ii) John Guise
  m. Abigail Yate (dau of Thoas or Richard Yate of Arlingham)
  (a) William Guise
  (b) John Guise had issue
  m. Ann Rich of Dowdeswell
  (c) Christopher Guise had issue
  m. (1667) Susanna Rich
  (iii) Anthony Guise
  (a) John Guise
  (iv) Edward Guise had issue
  m. Mary Barrow
  (v) Margaret Guise
  m. William Leigh of Addlestrop
(vi)+ other issue - George, Jasper, Christopher, Elizabeth, Florence. Jane (dsp), Anne
  (B) William Gyse or Guise of Lincoln's Inn (3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Large
  (C) Charles Gyse or Guise of London
  m. _ Carliell
  (i)+ issue - Robert, Margaret
  (D) Elizabeth Gyse or Guise probably of this generation
  m. Robert Haviland (a 1623)
  (E)+ other issue - John (dsp), Thomas of London, Ancell (dsp)
  (2)+ other issue - Elizabeth, Bridget, Seceley
  c. Silvester Gyse
  m. John Butler of Badminton
  d. Margaret Guise
  m. Anthony Bellett or Billett
  e.+ other issue - John, Sybell, Cecilia
  ii.+ other issue - George (dsp), William, Thomas
  B.+ other issue - Thomas, James



William Guise of Elmore & Vrockworth, Sheriff of Gloucestershire (b c1596, d 20.08.1653) - continued above
m. (20.02.1616/7) Cecilia Dennis (d 1682, dau of John Dennis of Puckechurch)
1. Sir Christopher Guise, 1st Bart of Elmore (b c1517, d 1670)
  m1. Elizabeth Washington (dsp, dau of Sir Lawrence Washington of Garesden)
  BEB1841 does not give the parentage of Christopher's 2nd wife (Rachel Corsellis) but reports that she was "of a noble Italian family". BP1934 reports that she was "dau. of Nicholas Corsellis of London, merchant, descended of a noble Italian family". TCB (vol 3, 'Guise of Elmore', p218), which provides some support for this line, identifies her as dau of Nicholas Corsellis of London by a dau of Sir Thomas Cambell of Clay Hall, later 1st Bart. However, TCB (vol 3, 'Cambell of Clay Hall', 286) shows that that Thomas m1. (06.07.1641) Hester, dau of Nicholas Corsellis of London, and the dates make it questionable that this Christopher could have married their daughter. We suspect that MGH, used for the Corsellis family, is right in showing Christopher's wife as ...
  m2. (by 1654) Rachael Corsellis (d before 1670, dau of Lucas Corsellis of London, sister of Hester)
A. Sir John Guise, 2nd Bart of Elmore (b c1654, d 19.11.1695)
  m. (1674) Elizabeth Howe (dau of Sir John Grubham Howe of Compton-in-the-Hole by Arabella, natural dau of Emanuel, Earl of Sunderland)
  i. Sir John Guise, 3rd Bart of Elmore (b c1678, d 16.11.1732)
  m1. (c06.1696) Elizabeth Napier (d by 1701, dau of Sir Nathaniel Napier, 2nd Bart of Middlesmarsh)
  a. Sir John Guise, 4th Bart of Elmore (b c1701, d by 1769, Colonel)
  m. (c1731) Jane Saunders (dau/heir of John Saunders of Mongewell)
  (1) Sir William Guise, 5th Bart of Elmore (bpt 26.07.1737, dsp unm 06.04.1783)
  (2) Jane Guise
  m. Shute Barrington, Bishop of Durham (dsp 25.03.1826)
  (3)+ other issue - John (dvpsp 1755), Elizabeth (d unm 1756)
m2. (c01.1710/1) Anne Russell (dsp 22.02.1734/5, dau/coheir of Sir Francis Russell, 2nd Bart of Frensham)
  ii. Anne (Annabella) Guise
  m. Edward Blount of Blackdown (Blagdon)
  iii. Rachel Guise
  m. Sir Roger Bradshaigh, 3rd Bart of Haigh (Colonel)
2. John Guise 'of Abloads Court' of Sandhurst (b c1620, a 1682)
  m. Hester Stratford (dau of Major William Stratford of Farmcote)
  A. John Guise of Abloads (Ablodes) Court (b c1653, d 1683)
  m. Frances Southcott (dau of George Buckland of Buckland All Saints)
  i. John Guise had issue
  m. Mary Ann Ursula d'Hervart (dau of Philbert d'Hervart of Bern, Switzerland)
  ii. Frances Guise
m. _ Phipps
  B. Christopher Guise in London (b c1655_
  m. Elizabeth Long (widow of _ Sldern of London_
  i.+ issue - Christopher, several daughters
  C. Eleanor Guise
  m. Thomas Aldern of London (draper)
  D. Dennis(e) Guise
m. Thomas Motley
  E. Anne Guise
  m. (1691) Thomas Webb
  F. Rachel Guise
  m. Thomas Wilcox
  G.+ other issue (a 1682) John in Aleppo (b c1654, d 1687), Hesther
3. William Guise (d unm)
4. Henry Guise of Winterborne, Gloucestershire (d c1675)
m. (1648) Philippa Brydges (d 04.02.1664?, dau of Edward (Thomas?) Brydges, sister of Sir Thomas of Keynsham)
  A. William Guise of Winterborne (b 1648-9, d 28.08.1716)
  m. Dorothy Snell (b 1661-2, d 12.06.1738, dau/heir of John Snell of Uffeton)
  i. Henry Guise of Upton St. Leonards (d 23.10.1749)
  TCB (vol 5, 'Guise of Highnam Couty, p233+) supports some of the following.
  m. Mary Cooke (d 21.08.1750, dau/heir of Edward Cooke of Highnam)
  a. Sir John Guise, 1st Bart of Highnam, Gloucestershire (bpt 25.05.1733, d 02.05.1794)
  m. (28.06.1770) Elizabeth Wright (d 1808, dau of Thomas Wright, brother of Sir Martin)
  (1) Sir Berkeley William Guise, 2nd Bart of Highnam (b 14.07.1775, d unm 23.07.1834)
(2) Sir John Wright Guise, 3rd Bart (b 20.07.1777, d 01.04.1865, General) had issue
  m. (12.08.1815) Charlotte Diana Vernon (d 05.02.1835, dau of John Vernon of Clontarf Castle by Elizabeth, dau of Joseph (not Henry) Fletcher of Dublin)
  (3) Powell Colchester Guise (b 18.12.1778, d 09.05.1835, rector of Craike) had issue
  m. (13.10.1808) Maria Clifford (d 14.06.1863, dau of Nathaniel Clifford of Frampton Court)
  (4) Martin George Guise (b 12.03.1780, d 1828, Vice Admiral of Peru)
m. (1827) Dona Juanan Maria del Valle Reistera had issue (2 daus)
  (5) Jane Mary Catherine Guise (d 1814)
  m. (22/27.07.1807) Edward Webb of Stoke Bishop & Norton Court
  (6)+ other issue - Elizabeth (d 1796), Maria (d unm 1787)
  b.+ other issue (d unm) - Edward/Francis (d infant), William
  ii. Theodosia Guise (bpt 16.10.1650)
  m. Denis Cooke of Highnam
  iii.+ other issue (d unm) - John, William (d 1701)
  B. Christopher Guise of Abbot's Court (3rd son)
m. Elizabeth Long (dau of Col. (Edmund) Long of Whaddon)
  i. Eleanor Guise
  m. Robert Mann of Linton
  C. Anne Guise
  m. Henry Still of Doyndon
  D.+ other issue - Henry (d unm), Elizabeth (b 1650), Philippa (d unm)
5. Elizabeth Guise
  m. Thomas Horton of Coomend
6. Eleanor Guise
  m1. Lawrence Washington of Garesden
  m2. Sir William Pargiter of Greetworth
7. Frances Guise
  m. John Codrington of Codrington & Didmartin (a 1638)

Main source(s): BP1934 ('Guise'), Visitation (Gloucestershire, 1623, 'Gyse'), Visitation (Fenwick & Metcalfe (1884), Gloucestershire, 1682-3, 'Guise of Elmore, Winterbourne and Snshurst'), BEB1841 ('Guise of Elmore')
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