'Herne1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Herne of Arminghall, Herne (Heron) of Godmanchester, Herne of Hampstead, Herne of London, Herne (Heron) of Tibenham
[Much of the lower section of this page was launched on 05.05.08 as a Draft page. It was reworked and promoted into the main database when the entries on the family in Visitation (Norfolk) were found.]

The coats of arms, which include 3 herons, indicate not only that the two families shown on this page were connected but that the following family was the senior branch.
Richard Heron or Herne of Tibenham, Norfolk
1. Robert Heron or Herne of Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire
  m. Elizabeth Tryce (dau of Thomas Tryce of Godmanchester)
  A. John Heron or Herne of Godmanchester (d before 08.04.1608)
  m. Agnes or Ann White (dau/coheir of John White of Huntingdon, sister of Simon)
  i. Robert Heron or Herne of Tibenham, Norfolk
  m. Margaret Bury (dau of Haslenden Bury of Meldred or Mildred)
  a. Robert Heron or Herne of Tibenham (b after 1613?, d before 13.03.1685)
  m. Sarah Lovett (dau of Sir Robert Lovett of Solbery)
  (1) Sarah Herne
  m. Clement Gooch of Earsham
  (2)+ other issue - Robert of Earsham (b c1654, dsp before 07.11.1720), John, Nicholas, Ann (b c1648, d 1729)
  b. Anna Heron or Herne (b c1609)
  ii. Maria Heron or Herne
  m. Bestney Betts of Chatres
  iii. Anna Heron or Herne
  m. Edward Holenhedge of Kimbolton
  iv. White Heron or Herne
  m. John Mason of Hemingford
  v.+ other issue - William, Matheus, John, Amy
  B. Catarina Heron or Herne
  m. Richard Nailour (Nailor) of Offord Darcy
  C. Maria Heron or Herne
  m. _ Gatwood
  D.+ other issue - William, Tryce, Thomas, Oliver, John, Francis



Nicholas Herne of Tibenham, Norfolk (d before 21.02.1608)
m. Margaret Mallowes (dau of Robert Mallowes of Wattisfield)
1. Richard Herne of London, Sheriff of London (d 24.02.1624)
  Commoners/BLG1886 start with Richard (Sheriff of London in 1618), describing him as "of an ancient family in the city of London" although it does look as though his roots were in Norfolk. Commoners does not name Richard's wife but BLG1886 identifies her as Susanna Woodward. As mentioned below, we follow Visitation (Norfolk) in showing Susan Woodford as wife of his son John (who is not mentioned by BLG886 or Commoners). The Visitations identify Richard's wife as ...
  m. Alice Paske (d by 1629, dau of John Paske of Cambridge)
  A. Nicholas Herne of London
  Visitation (Norfolk) identifies Nicholas as the eldest son but, although it indicates that he had issue, it does not follow his line. Commoners/BLG1886 do not name either of Nicholas's wives and reports only that he had two sons, Basil and Sir Nathaniel. Visitation (London) identifies his 1st wife as ...
m1. Elizabeth Hooker (dau of Nicholas Hooker of London)
  i.+ issue (a 1634) - Richard (b c1615), Nicholas, John, Robert, Elizabeth, Alice, Anne
  Visitation (London) identifies Nicholas's 2nd wife as Sarah, dau of Richard Ironsid of London (sic). BHO ('The Rulers of London 1660-1689: A biographical record of the Aldermen and Common Councilment of the City of London') identifies her as ...
  m2. Susan Ironside (dau of Richard Ironside of London by Margaret Brook)
  Visitation (London) ends with the next generation, naming Nicholas's children by Sarah/Susan as Nathaniell, Samuell & James. BHO provides more information on Nathaniel and also identifies Joseph as a son of this marriage.
  viii. Basil Herne of Hampstead (d 04.01.1692) mentioned by Commoners & BLG1886, not by Visitation
  m. Dorothy Wilbraham (dau of Hugh Wilbraham of Woodhey by Frances, dau of Sir Hugh Cholmondeley of Cholmondeley)
  a. Basil Herne (d 1728, clerk in the Court of Chancery)
  m. Susanna
  (1) Basil Herne of Hampstead (d 1774)
  m. (1737) Sophia Barbar (dau of Louis Barbar of Piccadilly)
  (A) Basil Herne of Hampstead (d unm 1806)
  (B) Lewis Herne (dsp)
  m. Honor Ashton (dau of Thomas Ashton)
  (C) Sir William Herne of Maidenhead, Sheriff of London (b 05.12.1745, dsp 1854)
  m1. Sophia Hillebrant (d 1814)
  m2. Mary Frances (widow of George Stevenson of Binfield Place)
  (D) Susannah Herne (b 1743)
  m. (1762) John Blount Burchell (son of Matthew of Hunton, Kent)
  (i) Basil Burchell of Bushey Grange, Hertfordshire (b 1764, d 1838)
  m. (24.09.1793) Sarah Harper (dau of Lt. Col. Humphrey Harper)
  (a) Humphrey Harper Burchell, later Burchell-Herne of Bushey Grange, Sheriff of Hertfordshire (d 1868) had issue
  m. (01.06.1837) Harriet Miles (dau of Richard Miles of Kensington)
(b) Basil Herne Burchell (Lt. Colonel)
  (ii) Frederick Burchell
  (E)+ 2 sons (dsp)
  (2)+ other issue (dsp) - Elizabeth, Dorothy
  b.+ 4 daughters
ix. Sir Nathaniel Herne, Sheriff of London (b 1630, d 10.08.1679)
  m. (1656) Judith Frederick (dau of Sir John Frederick, Lord Mayor of London)
  a. Frederick Herne of London
  m. (Elizabeth) Lile (Lisle) of Northamptonshire mentioned by TCP (Jersey)
(1) Judith Herne (d 22.07.1735, "only da. and h.")
  m. (22.03.1704/5) William Villiers, 2nd Earl of Jersey (d 13.07.1721)
  b.+ other issue
x. Sir Joseph Herne, Sheriff of London (b 17.04.1639, d 26.02.1698/9)
  m. (1672) Elizabeth Frederick (dau of Sir John Frederick, Lord Mayor of London)
  'The Rulers of London' (see BHO reference above) identifies Sir Joseph (son of Nicholas by Susan Ironside) as father of Elizabeth. It is a presumption that this was the Sir Joseph who, according to VCH (Middlesex, London Environs vol 3, West Twyford), in 1698 acquired the manor of Twyford and whose eldest son was ...
  a. Sir Joseph Herne of Twyford, Hertfordshire
  m. Penelope Mordaunt (dau of Sir John Mordaunt, 5th Bart)
  (1) Penelope Herne (d 10.12.1760)
  m. John Cholmeley of Easton (d 07.01.1768)
  b. Elizabeth Herne (b 24.05.1678, d 12.10.1729)
  m. Sir Lambert Blackwell, 1st Bart of Sprowston (d 27.10.1727)
  c. Sarah Herne probably of this generation
  m. William Yonge (b 1680, d 03.1749)
x. Sarah Herne name found on a web site
  m. Joseph Hall of London
  xi.+ other issue - Samuel, James
  B. John Herne of Lincoln's Inn
  Whilst BLG1886 identifes his father's wife as Susanna, dau of John Woodward of Hampstead in Middlesex, Visitation (Norfolk) shows that it was John who married Susanna. This is supported by the Woodward records.
  m. (1618) Susanna Woodward (dau of John Woodward of Hampstead)
  i. John Herne of Arminghall (d before 09.06.1665)
  m. Mary Pitt (b c1623, d 1697, dau of George Pitt or Pitts of Harrow)
  a. John Herne 'of Arminghall' (b c1648) had issue
  m. Dorothy Cooke (dau of William Cooke of Broome)
  b.+ other issue - George, Francis (had issue), Thomas, Robert, Lionel, Suisan, Mary, Catherine
  ii.+ other issue - Annabella, Rebecca
  C. Richard Herne had issue
2. Nicholas Herne of Arminghall (d before 16.06.1612)
  m. Jane Stanhaw (d 1649, dau of John Stanhaw)
3. John Herne of Tibenham (d before 17.07.1635)
4. Robert Herne of London
  A.+ issue - Richard, Nicholas, Robert, Mary
5. Thomas Herne
  A. Ann Herne
  m. Stephen Spurling
  B.+ other issue - Richard, Robert, John, William, Thomas
6. William Herne
  A.+ issue - Stephen, William, Richard, Elizabeth

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Norfolk, 1664, Herne of Tibenham), Visitation (Huntingdonshire, 1613, Herne)
(2) For lower section : Visitation (Norfolk, 1664, Herne of Arminghall), Visitation (London, 1634, Herne), BLG1886 (Burchell-Herne of Bushey Grange) with some support from Commoners (vol II, Herne of Maidenhead)
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