'Holford01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Holford of Davenham, Holford of Holford

                               
Thomas Holford of Holford
m. Alice Bulkeley (dau/heir of William Bulkeley of Bulkeley)
1. William Holford
A. Thomas Holford
  m. Maud Bulkeley (dau of William Bulkeley)
  i. Sir George Holford of Holford
  m. Isabell Leigh (dau of Robert Leigh)
a. Sir John Holford
  m. Margery Brereton (dau of Ralfe Brereton of Iscoid of family of Malpas, brother of the Chamberlayn)
  (1) Thomas Holford 'of Holford' (d 1567-8)
  m1. Margaret Butler (dau of Sir Thomas Butler of Bewsey)
  (A) Christopher Holford of Holford (d 1581)
  m1. Anne Dutton (dau of Hugh Dutton of Dutton)
  (i)+ issue (d young) - Thomas, John, Anne
  m2. Elizabeth Manwaring (d 1601, dau of Sir Randoll Manwaring of Peever)
  (iv) Mary Holford (d 1625)
m. Sir Hugh Cholmondley (Cholmley) of Cholmondley (d 23.07.1601)
  m2. Jane Booth (dau of Sir William Booth of Dunham)
  (B) George Holford of Newbrough in Dutton (d 1636)
  m. Jane Awbrey (dau of Charles Awbrey of Cantriff)
  (i) Thomas Holford (b c1588, a 1613)
  m. Katherine Hanmer (dau of Sir William Hanmer of the Fenne)
(ii) Mary Holford probably the Mary (a 1669) who married ...
  m. (1629) William Harcourt of Winsham (a 1669)
  (iii)+ other issue (a 1613) - John, Edward, Peter
  (C) Ellin Holford
  m. John Carrington of Carington
(D) Dorothy Holford
  m. John Brian (Bruine) of Stapleford
  (E) Elizabeth Holford
  m. Charles Manwaring of Croxton
  (F)+ other issue - John, Thomas
  (2) Christopher Holford
  m. Margaret Daniell (dau of Thomas Daniell of Tabley)
  (A) Christopher Holford
  (2) Alice Holford presumably the Alice (d 1575) who married ...
  m. (1529) Peter Leycester of Nether Tabley (b 1507, d 08.04.1577)
  (3)+ other issue - John, Ellen
  b. Arthur Holford of Davenham
  m. Anne or Elme Bostock (dau of William Bostock of Bostock)
  (1) John Holford of Davenham (a 1580, d by 1605)
Visitation (1580) shows John as married to Katherine Hussey and his son George as married to Elizabeth, dau of Thomas Redish. From the children, who appear to be duplicated within Visitation (1580) both as being his children and his siblings, this appears to be the John who is the first mentioned by Visitation (1663), shown there as married to Elizabeth, dau of Thomas of Reddish. We presume that John married twice as shown below and provisionally ignore the reference to a George Holford.
  m1/2. Katherine Hussey (dau of Richard Hussey of Shropshire)
  m2/1. Elizabeth (Reddish) (dau of Thomas (Reddish) of Reddish)
  Uncertain who was mother of ...
  (A) John Holford of Davenham (d by 1605)
m. (by 1580) Elizabeth (Reddish) (dau of Thomas (Reddish) of Reddish)
  (i) John Holford of Davenham (d 1637)
  m. Jane Mallory (dau of Rev. Thomas Mallory of Chester)
  (a) John Holford of Davenham (b c1621, a 1663)
  m. Eleanor Swettenham (dau of Thomas Swettenham of Swettenham)
  (b) Richard Holford (3rd son?)
  m. Elizabeth Mallory (dau of Richard Mallory of Mobberley)
(c) Frances Holford
  m. Peter Pidigeon of London
  (d)+ other issue - Thomas (in Virginia), Elizabeth, Mary, Eleanor, Anne
  (ii) Katherine Holford
  m. Thomas Leftwich of Leftwich (d 01.1570)
  (iii)+ other issue - William (dsp), Peter, Elizabeth
  c. Stephen Holford of Allerston possibly of this generation
  (1) Barbara Holford
  m. Ralph Egerton of Ridley (d 14.11.1629)
  d. Ellen Holford probably of this generation
  m. Richard Hassal of Hankelow
  e.+ other issue - George, Robert, Peter
  ii. Randoll Holford
  a. Humfrey Holford
  (1)+ issue - Humfrey, George, Richard (a 1581)
  b. Richard Holford
  iii. Robert Holford
  a.+ issue - John, Phillip, Bartholomew, Brian, Martha, Owen

Main source(s): Visitation (Cheshire, 1580+1613, Holford of Holford) with some input from Visitation (Cheshire, 1663, Holford of Davenham)
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