'Hamlyn1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Hamlyn of Backslade, Hamlyn of Buckfastleigh, Hamlyn of Chittleford, Hamlyn (Hamyln-Williams) of Clovelly Court, Hamlyn of Dunstone, Hamlyn (Hamyln-Williams) of Edwinsford, Hamlyn of Langaford, Hamlyn of Widecombe

The arms of this family make it look likely that it shared a common ancestor with the family shown on Hambly1.
Richard Hamlyn of Larkbeare in Wonford, Devon (a 1219)
1. Henry Hamlyn of Larkbeare, Dunstone & Runnage
2. William Hamlyn 'Le Harpur' of Hill in Holne (a 1219, 1237)
A. John Hamlyn of Chittleford
  i. Sir William Hamlyn of Deandon, Widecombe & Bratton (dsp)
  ii. Walter Hamlyn of Dunstone (a 1303)
  m. Alice
  a. William Hamlyn of Dunstone (a 1306)
  (1) John Hamlyn of Dunstone
  (A) John Hamlyn of Chittleford
  (i) John Hamlyn of Dunstone (a 1412)
  (a) John Hamlyn of Dunstone (a 1442)
  ((1)) Robert Hamlyn of Dunstone (d 1506)
  ((A)) Richard Hamlyn of Widecombe-in-the-Moor - continued below



Richard Hamlyn of Widecombe-in-the-Moor (a 1522) - continued above
1. Robert Hamlyn of Widecombe, etc. (d 06.04.1536 (1556?))
  A. Richard Hamlyn of Widecombe (d 26.04.1561)
  i. Robert Hamlyn of Chittleford (b c1547, d 1599)
  m. Mary (bur 1601)
  a. John Hamlyn of Chittleford (b 1570, d 1655)
  m. Joan (bur 1653)
  (1) Robert Hamlyn (dvp bur 03.01.1642-3) this generation given by Vivian but omitted by BLG1952
  m1. Alice (bur 22.04.1635?)
  m2. Jane Osmond (bur 1633?)
  (A) Robert Hamlyn (bur 1667)
  m. (1640) Jane Aptor
  (i)+ issue - Robert (b 1642, d 1643), Florence (b 1648)
  (B) William Hamlyn of Scobetor (bur 1682)
  m1. (1635) Ellen Jarman (dsp)
  m2. (1637) Constance Bennett (dsp 1638)
  m3. (1639) Elizabeth Wallis (d 1681)
  (i) John Hamlyn of Backslade (b 1647, d 1705)
  (a)+ isue - Elizabeth, Mary, Susan
  (ii) Hugh Hamlyn of Dunstone & Backslade (d before 21.05.1729)
  m. (1693) Joan Wacumbe
  (a) William Hamlyn of Dunstone (bpt 1699, d before 01.11.1736)
  m. Catherine
  ((1)) William Hamlyn of Dunstone (b 1736, d 1782) had issue
  m. (22.10.1760) Elizabeth Hext (d 1788)
  ((2))+ other issue - Catherine (b 1730), Joan (b 1733)
  (b) Hugh Hamlyn of Dunstone and/or Blackslade (bpt 1708, d by 1763)
  m. (05.06.1729) Mary Leamen (a 1763)
  ((1)) Hugh Hamlyn of Backslade (b 1731)
  m. Ann (d by 1776)
  ((A)) Ann Hamlyn (a 1776)
  ((2)) John Hamlyn of Widecombe, later of Brent (b 1738, bur 06.02.1806)
  m1. (1761) Grace Langworthy (bur 17.04.1773)
  ((A)) Hugh Hamlyn (b 1764, d 1810)
  m. (17.09.1793) Eleanor Barter
  ((B))+ other issue - Susannah (b 1762), Grace (b 1767), Mary (b 1770)
  m2. (1774) Eleanor Hext (dau of William Hext, widow of Edward Caunter)
  ((E)) William Hamlyn of Buckfastleigh then Chacewater (bpt 30.05.1775, d 1852)
  m. (20/29.03.1796) Johanna Henley (d 1843, dau of Richard Henley of Torquay)
  BLG1952 disagrees with what is recorded by Vivian who appears to have confused the children of William & Johanna with their grandchildren. The following comes from BLG1952.
  ((i)) William Hamlyn (d 1872)
  m. Eleanor Gasking
  ((ii)) Joseph Hamlyn of Torquay (bpt 1804, d 07.1893, 3rd son) had issue
  m. (25.12.1832) Martha Stanton Bussell (d 02.1896)
  ((iii)) Richard Hamlyn (bpt 1811, d 27.02.1894) had issue
  m. (14.09.1835) Mary Little (d 05.03.1869)
  ((iv)) Eleanor Hamlyn (bpt 02.11.1797)
  m. (04.05.18260 Jonathan Guy
  ((v)) Johanna Hamlyn (bpt 20.11.1803)
  m. Samuel Gray of Lanner
  ((vi))+ other issue - John (bpt 29.07.1799), Edward, Maria (bpt 22.01.1809)
  ((F)) Richard Hamlyn (b 1777, settled in America)
  ((G)) Joseph Hamlyn of Brent, later of Buckfastleigh (bpt 29.04.1782, d 24.04.1866) had issue
  m. (08.07.1806) Maria Henley (b c1778, d 1862)
  ((H)) Eleanor Hamlyn (b 1780)
  m. _ Rouse
  ((3)) Hannah Hamlyn (b 1734)
  m. (1758) Thomas Wreyford
  ((4))+ other issue - Elihu (b 1743), Mary (b 1429), Jane (b 1738)
  (c) Edward Hamlyn of Scobetor (d before 14.02.1778) had issue
  m. Ann (a 1778)
  (d) Joane Hamlyn
  m. Robert Hamlyn
  (e) Elizabeth Hamlyn
  m. John Tarr
  (f)+ other issue - John (a 1729), Hannah (b 1701, d before 15.05.1765), Jane, Susanna
  (iii) Mary Hamlyn
  m. Peter Mann
  (iv)+ other issue - Joane, Hannah (b 1654)
  (C)+ other issue
  (2) Edward Hamlyn (b 1610, d 1639) had issue
  b. Nicholas Hamlyn (b 1573, bur 1610)
  c. Richard Hamlyn of Chittleford (b 1576, d 1655) had issue
  m. (1621) Marian Hanaford
  d. Edward Hamlyn (b 1578, d 1639) had issue
  m. (1601) Johanna Strange
  e. Sidwell Hamlyn (b 1579)
  m. (1603) Thomas Warde
  ii. Andrew Hamlyn of Venton
  iii. Richard Hamlyn
  a. Thomas Hamlyn of Buckfastleigh
m. (1619) Richarda Smerdon
  (1) Walter Hamlyn had issue
  iv. Christopher Hamlyn in Dunston
  m. Rogena (bur 1606)
  a.+ issue - Rogena (b 1575), Mary (b 1576)
2. Richard Hamlyn of Widecombe (a 1523)
3. Thomas Hamlyn of Spitchwick in Widecombe, Littlecombe in Holne, etc. (bur 1575)
  m(1). Susanna
4. John Hamlyn "probably ancestor of the Hamlyns of Woolfardisworthy and Clovelly"
  m. Katherine Marshall
  A. ?? Hamlyn
  Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
  i. ?? Hamlyn
  The following comes from TCB (vol 5, 'Hamlyn of Clovelly Court', p305+) with a (very) little support from HoP ("James Hamlyn").
a. Zachary Hamlyn of Lincoln's Inn & Clovelly Court (dsp?)
  b. Thomazine Hamlyn
  m. Richard Hammett
  (1) Richard Hammett of Kennerland
  m. Elizabeth Risdon (dau/heir of Philip Risdon or Risden)
  (A) Sir James Hammett, later Hamlyn of Clovelly Court (Devon) & Edwinsford (Carmarthenshire), 1st Bart (b 1735, d 28.05.1811, MP)
  m. (12.06.1762) Arabella Williams (d 1797, dau/coheir of Thomas Williams of Great Russell Street, niece/heir of Sir Nicholas Williams, Bart)
(i) Sir James Hamlyn, later Hamlyn-Williams, of Clovelly Court & Edwinsford, 2nd Bart (b c1765, d 03.12.1829)
  m. (22.06.1789) Diana Anne Whitaker (b c1765, d 07.09.1849, dau/coheir of Abraham Whitaker of London, Stratford & Lyston House)
  (a) Sir James Hamlyn, later Hamlyn-Williams, of Clovelly Court & Edwinsford, 3rd Bart, Sheriff of Carmarthenshire (b 1791, dspm 10.10.1861) had issue (daughters)
  m. (15.02.1823) Mary Fortescue (b 15.09.1792, d 12.08.1874, dau of Hugh, 1st Earl Fortescue, by Hester Grenville)
  (b) Charlotte Hamlyn-Williams (d 18.08.1834) probably of this generation
  m. (08.09.1819) Sir Arthur Chichester, 7th Bart of Raleigh (b 1790, d 1842)
  (c) Arabella Hamlyn-Williams (d 04.10.1829) probably of this generation
  m. (29.06.1820) Charles Noel, 1st Earl of Gainsborough (b 1781, d 1866)
  (B) son
  (C) Anne Hammett (bur 28.02.1822) apparently of this generation
  m. (20.10.1771) Henry Drake of Barnstaple (b 09.11.1745, d 12.02.1806)

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Hamlyn of Buckfastleigh') with input/support for the lower section from Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Hamlyn of Widecombe, now of Buckfastleigh', p481+) and other input as reported above
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