'Hext1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Hext of Bodmin, Hext of Kingston, Hext of Staverton, Hext of Tredethy, Hext of Trenarren

Thomas Hext of Kingston, Devon father of Agnes, possibly also of ...
1. John Hext of Kingston named Thomas by some sources; the first mentioned (as John) by our Main Sources; Vivian (Devon) identifies the family name as "Exte vel Hexte"
  m. (1480) Jane Fortescue (dau of John Fortescue of Devon)
  A. John Hext of Kingston
  m1. Jane Tilley (dau/coheir of Stephen Tilley of Broadclist)
i. John Hext of Kingston (d 21.02.1545)
  m. Elizabeth Colswell (dau/heir of Peter Colswell of Exeter) possibly Margaret Colshill here?
  a. John Hext of Kingston & Staverton (b c1528)
  m. Philipa Denham (dau of William Denham of Wortham)
  (1) John Hext, last of Kingston
BLG1952 reports of John only that he was "of Kingstone, which he sold" and, apart from noting taht William of Constantine was the 2nd son, continues with Arthur who is shown as the 3rd son of this generation. Commoners reports that he married a daughter of Fortescue of Preston and mentions his son Richard. Vivian reports that John married ...
  m. Jone Fortescue (dau of John Fortescue of Spridleston)
  (A) Richard Hext (2nd son)
  m. _ Trenwith of St. Ives
  (B) Arthur Hext (bur 22.02.1650, 4th son) - continued below
Vivian (Cornwall) shows that Arthur was of this generation having been bpt 17.02.1593. However, Commoners & BLG1952 show him as younger brother rather than son of John with BLG1952 showing that 1593 was the year he married. All three sources show his son Samuel as bpt in 1616 which appears to be more consistent with Vivian than with BLG1952 so, provisionally, we follow Vivian in showing Arthur as of this generation.
  m. _ Merrett of Trelowthe
  (C)+ other issue - William (bur 10.09.1584), John, Robert (bpt 07.08.1597)
  (2) William Hext of Constantine, Cornwall (d 1633)
  m1. (1601) Jane Richards (bur 11.03.1611, dau of William Richards of Constantine)
  (A)+ issue (1620) - John (b c1602), William (b c1606)
  m2. (22.08.1614) Abigail Quarme (dau of Robert Quarme, widow of ?? Warren)
(C)+ other issue - Thomas, Agnes
  (3)+ other issue - Elizabeth, Susan, Joane
  b. Alexander Hext of Staverton (bur 05.07.1588, 3rd son)
  m1. (c06.1580) Margaret Ellacott of Exeter
  (1)+ issue
  m2. (02.10.1582) Mary (widow of _ Sharpham)
  (2)+ other issue - George (bpt 19.01.1583-4), John (bpt 06.03.1585-6, bur 20.05.1586), Peter (bpt 06.03.1585-6, bur 06.07.1586)
  c. Martyn Hext 'of Staverton' had issue
  m. Mary Northleigh (dau of Richard Northleigh, widow of John Leigh of Churston, m3. Roger Fortescue of Buckland Filleigh)
  d. Joane/Johanna Hext
  m. Thomas Doggett of Buckinghamshire
  e. Jane Hext
  m. John Furse of Raddon Court
  f.+ other issue - Stephen, Mary, Bridget
  ii. Thomas Hext
  m. Wilmot (d 05.04.1558)
  iii. Elizabeth Hext
  m. Christopher Argentine of Lincolnshire
  iv. Jane Hext
  m. William Wigginton or Wyggenton or Wygenson of London
  v. Maria Hext
  m. Richard Halst or Haste of London
  vi.+ other issue - George, Walter
  m2. Anne Gyll
  viii.+ other issue
  B. Thomas Hext
  m1. Florence Bonville (dau of Sir John Bonville, widow of Sir Humphrey Fulford)
  i. Henry Hext
  m. Agnes More (bur 15.03.1609-10, dau/heir of William St. More or St. Mawre of North Molton)
  a. Elizabeth Hext
  ii. Isabell Hext
  m. Robert Dyllon of Chimwell
  a.+ issue - Richard, Henry
  iii. Elizabeth Hext
m. Richard Moyle of Bake
  a.+ issue - William, Robert, John, Agnes, Joane
  iv. Agnes Hext possible duplication with Agnes we show below of earlier generation?
  m. Sir Lewis Pollard
  v.+ other issue - Thomas, William, Jane
m2. _ Poyntz (dau of Humphrey Poyntz or Poynes of Iron Acton)
  The following is mostly supported by Visitation (Somerset, 1623, Hext).
  viii. George Hext of Pickwell, Devon
  m. Mary Parker (dau of Thomas Parker of North Moulton, m2. John Newcourt)
  a. Sir Edward Hext of Netherham ('Ham' in Somerset), Sheriff (d 22.02.1624)
  m. Dyonisia Stonehouse (d 30.07.1633, dau of George Stonehouse of Radley, widow of Walter Lawson)
  (1) Elizabeth Hext (d by 05.1657)
  m1. Sir Joseph Killigrew (d 19.04.1616)
  m2. Sir John Stawell or Stowell of Cothelston (b c1599, d 21.02.1661-2)
  b. Margery Hext
  m. John Collamore of Braunton (bur 17.04.1555)
  ix. Hugh Hext
  m. Joan Berry (dau of James Berry of Eastleigh)
  x. Katherine Hext
m. Thomas Cutcliffe
  C. Agnes/Anne Hext
  m. Nicholas Pollard
  D. Elizabeth Hext
  m. John Acland
  E. Jane Hext
  m. Nicholas Hallway or Holway or Holleway
  F. Katherine Hext (bur 04.11.1563)
  m. (30.08.1540) John Cutcliffe of Damage
  G.+ other issue - William, Henry, Elinor
2. Agnes Hext probably of this generation but see possible duplication above
  m. Sir Lewis Pollard of King's Nympton (a 1515, judge)



Arthur Hext (bur 22.02.1650) - continued above
m. _ Merrett of Trelowthe or Trerlowthas
1. Samuel Hext of Trenarren, Cornwall (bpt 02.11.1616, bur 28.12.1680)
  Commoners identifies Samuel's wife as Jane ("of what family is not recorded") whilst Vivian names her Constance Leune (m. 05.06.1638, bur 29.12.1691) and BLG1952 identifies her as Constance Lanyon of Gwynear (bpt 03.10.1613, bur 29.12.1691). We supported the latter connection until 09.03.22 when we were advised by a contributor (MP, 09.03.22) that that Constance was married to another.
  m. Constance (Lunie or Lunne or Luney?)
  A. Samuel Hext of Trenarren (bpt 08.02.1639, bur 31.08.1714)
  m. (19.09.1665) Jane Moyle (dau of David Moyle of Trevissick)
  i.+ issue (dvp) - Nathaniel (bpt 20.12.1666, d young), Jane (bpt 15.12.1668, d unm bur 10.04.1686)
  B. Francis Hext (b 06.1641, bur 01.11.1673)
m. Elizabeth Smith of London
  i. Samuel Hext (bpt 23.01.1665, d unm bur 12.12.1706)
  ii. Francis Hext (b 11.01.1666, bur 31.03.1729)
  m. Elizabeth Waddesden (bur 23/28.10.1748, dau/heir of Thomas Waddesden of Bourton)
  a. Thomas Hext of Trenarren (b 17.05.1699, bur 09.05.1767, 2nd son)
m. (10.02.1725) Gertrude Hawkins (bpt 24.10.1698, bur 04.03.1786, dau/coheir of Henry Hawkins of St. Austell by Barbara, dau/coheir of Richard Scobell of Polruddan by Barbara, dau/heir of William Carlyon of Meneguins)
  (1) Samuel Hext of Trenarren (bpt 18.02.1733, d 04.09.1800, 3rd son)
  m. (27.01.1757) Margery Taylder (b 30.03.1730, d 25.10.1795, dau/heir of John Taylder of Helland)
  (A) Thomas Hext of Trenarren & Lostwithiel (b 18.03.1762, d unm 29.01.1822)
  (B) John Hext of Trenarren 'of Rastormel Castle' (b 15.11.1766, d 30.06.1838, 3rd son) had issue
  m. (11-14.10.1799) Elizabeth Staniforth (b 26.08.1770, d 13.12.1851, dau of Thomas Staniforth of Darnall)
  (C) Barbara Hext (b 29.05.1765, dsp 08/09.09.1733)
  m. (02.05.1805) Richard Foster of Lostwithiel
  (D) Lucy Hext (b 12.09.1769, d 25.10.1859)
  m. (13.04.1797) John Boger of Wolsdon
  (E) other issue (d young) - Samuel (b 16.05.1764, d 16.11.1779), Jane (b 30.05.1765, d 01/04.04.1772)
  (2)+ other issue (d unm) - Henry (b 21.01.1726, d 1766, vicar/rector of Roche), John (bpt 09.01.1727, bur 13.12.1787), Barbara (b 11.08.1729, bur 30.01.1735)
  b. Francis John Hext, Mayor of Bodmin (b 08.01.1703, d 20.03.1770)
  The following is supported by BLG1952 (Hext formerly of Tredethy). Although Vivian identifies his wife as Catherine, daughter of Hender Mountsteven of Lancarfe, BLG1952 identifies her as ...
m. Catherine Mounsteven (sister of Hender Mountsteven of Lancarfe)
  (1) Francis John Hext of Tredethy, Mayor of Bodmin (b 1731, d 25.01.1803, 3rd son)
  m. (24.01.1769) Margaret Lang (bpt 03.07.1744, d 08.03.1794, dau of Elias Lang of Tredethy)
  (A) William Hext of Tredethy & Lancarfe, Cornwall (b 08.07.1780/06.08.1780, d 30/31.10.1866, Admiral RN, 2nd son) had issue
  m. (13/15.09.1812) Barbara Read (d 22/28.02.1852, dau/coheir of James Read of Tremeare)
  (B) Anne Hext (bpt 15.04.1771, d 1852)
  m. (1795) Rev. Charles Kendall of Pelyn
  (C)+ other issue - son (b/d 20.11.1772), Francis John (b 10.04.1779, d 27.01.1842, rector/vicar of Helland), Samuel (b 11.05.1782, d unm 24.07.1822, Major), George (b 20.08.1785, d unm 19.07.1813, RN), Anne (bpt 14.03.1770, d infant), Jane/Jenny (b 08.09.1774, d unm 27.12.1824), Elizabeth (b 04.12.1775, d 1779), Margaret (b 25.07.1777, d unm 10.10.1810)
  (2) Samuel Hext (b 1730, bur 09.03.1804)
  (3) Anne Hext (bpt 1737)
  m. _ Bellringer
  (4) Elizabeth Hext (bpt 1739)
  m1. William Cole of Plymouth
  m2. Stephen Hewett of Fower
  c.+ other issue - Samuel (b 15.01.1697, d 1704), Samuel (b 08.05.1708, dvp), Nathaniel (18.09.1710, d 08.11.1713), Elizabeth (b 04.05.1696, d 05.10.1696), Judith (b/d 18.05.1701), Elizabeth (b 02.02.1705, d 28.05.1708), Jane (b 07.06.1712, bur 25.11.1789), Florence (b/d 03.1713)
  C. Joseph Hext (b 12.08.1651, d by 1725)
  i.+ issue - Joseph (d by 1732), John, Nathaniel
D. Arthur Hext (b 02.05.1657, d 1706)
  i. Anne Hext
  m. _ Wood
  ii.+ other issue - Samuel, Constance
  E. Jane Hext (b 07.1643)
  m. (21.04.1664) John Pascoe
  F. Prudence Hext (b c04.1646)
  m. (1668) John Hambly (d before 1683, son/heir of John)
  G. Grace Hext (b 09.02.1648)
  m. (21.01.1671) John Maypowder
  H. Elizabeth Hext (bpt 27.05.1654)
  I.. Mary Hext (b23.03.1660)
  m. William Sandys of Nambol

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, 'Hext of Trenarren and Tredethy', p221+), Commoners (vol II,' Hext of Trenarren', p428+), BLG1952 ('Hext of Trenarren') with support/input for the upper section from Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Hext of Kingston', p484)
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