'Holcroft1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Holcroft of Holcroft, Holcroft of Hurst, Holcroft of Vale Royal

Thomas FizHugh de Hindley, later Holcroft of Holcroft
m. Joan de Culcheth (dau of Gilbert de Culcheth of Culcheth, Holcroft, etc.)
1. Adam de Holcroft of Holcroft (a 1347)
  m1. ??
  A. Hugh de Holcroft (dsp)
  B. John de Holcroft
  i. John de Holcroft
  a. John de Holcroft
  (1) Thomas de Holcroft (dsp)
(2) John de Holcroft of Holcroft
  (A) Thomas Holcroft
  (i) Thomas Holcroft of Holcroft
  m. _ Urnston (of West Leigh)
  (a) John Holcroft of Holcroft
  m. Margaret Mascy (a 1503, dau of Hamon Mascy of Rixton, by Elizabeth (Alice?) Boteler)
((1)) Sir John Holcroft of Holcroft (d 1560)
  m. (c1518) Anne Standish (dau of Ralph Standish of Standish)
  ((2)) Sir Thomas Holcroft of Vale Royal
  m. Juliana Jennings (d 13.07.1565, dau of Nicholas Jennings of Paynton)
  ((A)) Sir Thomas Holcroft of Vale Royal, Sheriff of Cheshire
  m1. Elizabeth Fytton (d 15.08.1595, dau of Sir Edward Fytton of Gawsworth)
  ((i)) Thomas Holcroft of Vale Royal (a 1613)
  m. Mary Talbot (dsps 1674/5, dau of Henry Talbot)
  m2. Elizabeth Rayner (dau of Sir William Rayner of Overton)
  ((B)) Isabella Holcroft (d 16.01.1605-6)
  m. (06.06.1573) Edward Manners, 3rd Earl of Rutland (d 14.04.1587)
partner(s) unknown
  ((C))+ other issue - Robert of Westminster, Luke, Mary, Anne
  ((3)) William Holcroft
  ((4)) Margaret Holcroft
  m. James Gerard (son of William of Ince)
  ((5)) Jane Holcroft
  1/2. Henry Manley of Paulton
  Possibly the Joan who (also) married ...
m2/1. Thomas Leigh of West Hall in High Legh
  ((6)) Jennet Holcroft
  m. Richard Holcroft of Hurst @@ below
  (b) Margaret Holcroft
  m. (before 1526) Gilbert Culcheth of Culcheth
  (c) daughter
  m. John Urnston (Urmston) of West Leigh
  (d) Anne Holcroft
  m. Ralph Standish
  b. Elizabeth de Holcroft (a 1373)
  m. Thurstan de Culcheth (son of Gilbert)
  ii. Thomas de Holcroft
  m2. ??
  C. William de Holcroft (a 1302)
  i. John de Holcroft
  a. Hugh or Henry de Holcroft
(1) Ralph Holcroft (d 02.1456)
  (A) Bartholomew Holcroft (d 08.1510)
  (i) Ralph Holcroft
  (a) Bartholomew Holcroft (d young)
  (ii) Richard Holcroft of Hurst (a 1525)
  m. Jennet Holcroft (dau of John Holcroft of Holcroft) @@ above
  (a) Geoffrey Holcroft of Hurst (d 1590-1)
  m. Katherine Hopwood (dau of John Hopwood of Hopwood)
  (b) Ellen Holcroft
  (c) Jane Holcroft possibly of this generation
  m. Adam Bamford (of Bamford)
  The following were Adam's daughters but whether by his first or his second wife is unclear. One of the wives, mother of Margaret, was called Margaret.
  D. Beatrix de Holcroft
  E. Margaret de Holcroft (dsp)
  m. (c1332) William de Standish of Standish (dsp)

Main source(s): 'Notes on the Families of Holcroft' by J. Paul Rylands, reprinted for the Leigh Chronicle for private circulation, 1877
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