'Honywood1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Honywood of Charing, Honywood of Honywood, Honywood of Marks Hall (Markshall), Honywood of Pett, Honywood of Seen (Sene)

Wright reports that "This ancient family derives its name from Henewood, in the parish of Postling and hundred of Hene, in Kent, where they flourished soon after the Conquest."
William de Henewood or Honywood (d c1169)
1. Thomas de Henewood this generation omitted by Berry
  A. Edwin de Henewood or Honywood (a temp Henry III who r. 1216-1272)
  m. Ababilia or Mabilla (dau/heir of Nicholas de Hamblo or Handlo)
  i. Ralph de Honywood (dsp)
  ii. Paine or Pagan de Honywood
  a. Allan de Honywood (a temp Edward III who r. 1327-1377)
(1) William de Honywood the first mentioned by Visitation (Kent)
  m. Catherine Caseborne (dau of Thomas Caseborne of Caseborne)
  (A) Allan de Honywood this generation omitted by Visitation (Kent)
  (i) Thomas Honywood of Honywood (a 1451, MP)
  m1. Mary Lovelace (dau of William Lovelace of Bethersden)
Berry & Visitation (Kent) mention only Thomas's marriage to Mary. Wright suggests that "It does not appear that he had any children by this lady" and suggests that his children were by a second unnamed wife.
  m2. ??
  (a) John Honywood 'of Seen' (a 1557)
  BP1934 starts properly with this John.
  m1. Agnes Marten (dau/heir of Henry Marten or Martyn of Graveny by Agnes, dau/heir of _ Boteler of Graveny by dau/heir of William Frogenhal of Frogenhal)
  ((1)) John Honywood of Seen (Sene)
  m. Mildred Hales (dau of John Hales, baron of exchequer)
  ((2)) Jane (Joane) Honywood
m. _ Ferrers or Ferryk
  The following are shown by Wright as daughters of John & Agnes but by Visitation (Kent) as a generation later, daughters rather than sisters of John.
  ((3)) Bennetta Honywood
  m. John Dryland
  ((4)) Isabel Honywood
m. Christopher Lachford
  ((5)) Mary Honywood
  m1. Vincent Boys of Bunnington
  m2. Edmund Gayde of Elmestead
  m2. _ Barnes (dau of _ Barnes or Barne of Wye)
  ((6)) Robert Honywood of Charing (d 1576) - continued below
  m. Mary Waters (b c1527, d 05.1620, dau of Robert Waters or Allwater or Atwater of Royton)
  ((7)) Bennetta (Bennitt) Honywood (2nd of the name)
  m1. John Turney of Brookhill
  m2. Walter Moyle of Buckwell
  ((8)) Margaret Honywood
  m. Edward Hales or Halles
  (b) Alice Honywood
  m. _ Dalmington
  (c) Joan Honywood possibly the unnamed daughter mentioned by Visitation (Kent) as married to ...
  m. _ Tonge
  (d)+ other issue - Robert (d 1522, archdeacon of Taunton), Richard, Thomas, William
  (2) Robert de Honywood
  (A) William de Honywood
  (3) John de Honywood
  (A) William de Honywood
  iii. John de Honywood
  a. Nicholas de Honywood
2.+ other isuse - Richard, John



Robert Honywood of (Pett in) Charing, Kent (d 1576) - continued above
m. (02.1543) Mary Waters (b c1527, d 11/6.05.1620, dau of Robert Waters or Allwater or Atwater of Royton in Letham)
1. Robert Honywood of Charing and Marks Hall (d 1627)
  m1. Dorothy Crooke (dau/heir of John Crooke by Dorothy Theobald)
  A. Sir Robert Honywood of Pett in Charing
  Visitation & Berry provide no more information on this branch of the family. The following comes from Wright with some support from FMG.
  m. Alice Barnham (dau of Sir Martin Barnham of Hallingborne)
i. Sir Robert Honywood 'of Pett in Charing' (2nd son)
  m. (03.04.1642) Frances Vane (b 03.04.1620, dau of Sir Henry Vane of Fairlawn and Raby Castle)
  a. Charles Lodowic Honywood (3rd son?)
  (1) Robert Honywood of Markshall (d 1735)
  The following is supported by TCB (vol 2, Sandford of Howgill Castle).
  m. (c1695) Mary Sandford (bur 11.08.1745, dau/coheir of Sir Richard Sandford, 2nd Bart of Howgill Castle)
  (A) Richard Honywood of Markshall (dsps 1755)
  (B) John Honywood of Markshall (dsps)
  (C) Philip Honywood of Marks Hall & Howgill Castle (b 1711-2, dsps 20.02.1785, Lt. General, 5th/youngest son) mentioned by BP1934 (Honywood)
  m. ??
  (D)+ other issue (dsps)
(2) Sir Philip Honywood (d unm 1752, Colonel, Governor of Portsmouth)
  b.+ other issue - Robert, Henry, 13 others
  ii. Philip Honywood (youngest son?) possibly the Sir Philip Honywood of Pett in Charing who was father of ...
  a. Frances Honywood (dau/heiress)
  m. George Sayer (b 1654/5, d 05.1718)
  iii. Judith Honywood
  FMG shows Judith as wife of John Stanley and mother of John. Wright, supported by TCB (vol 1, p9), suggests that Judith married ....
  m1. John Shirley or Shurley of Lewes
  m2. Sir Thomas Pelham, 2nd Bart of Laughton (bpt 09.1597, bur 08.1654)
  iv. Elizabeth Honywood probably the Elizabeth who married ...
  m. John Moore of Drumbanagher (d 10.1680)
v. Dorothy Honywood (bur 02.05.1694) probably the Dorothy who married ...
  m1. Sir Edward Steward
  m2. (27.11.1662, sp) Sir Norton Knatchbull, 1st Bart of Mersham Hatch (d 05.02.1684-5)
  vi.+ other issue - Martin (d young?), John, Thomas, Martin, Francis, Isaac, Benedict, Philip, Mary, Ann, Alice, Margaret, Jane, Priscilla, another
  B. Dorothy Honywood
  m. Henry Thompson
  C. Mary Honywood (d 06.01.1613)
  m. John Moyle of Buckwell (d 02.01.1613)
  D. Joyce Honywood
  m. Richard Sadler of Sopwell
  i.+ issue - Robert, Raphael, Richard, Thomas, Edward, Blunt, Mary, Dorothy, Margaret
  E.+ other issue - Robert, Elizabeth, Susan
  m2. Elizabeth Browne (d 1631, dau of Sir Thomas Browne of Bechworth Castle)
H. Sir Thomas Honywood of Marks Hall (b 1586, d 1666, Colonel)
  m. Hester Lamotte (b c1607, d 1681, dau/heir of John Lamotte of London, widow of John Manning of London)
  i. Thomas Honywood of Marks Hall (d(sp) 1672)
  ii. John Lamotte Honywood of Marks Hall, Sheriff of Essex (bpt 21.05.1647, dsp 1693, MP, 5th son)
  m. Elizabeth Wiseman (dau/heir of Sir William Wiseman of Rivenhall, Bart, m2. Sir Isaac Rebow of Colchester)
  iii. Elizabeth Honywood
m. Sir John Cotton, 3rd Bart of Connington (b 1621)
  iv.+ 5 others (d infant)
  I. Matthew Honywood of Charing (d c10.1638)
  m. Elizabeth Rivers (dau of Sir George (probably not John) Rivers of Chafford)
  i. Mary Honywood (b c1639, bur 16.03.1717)
  m. (14.09.1656) Francis Hervey Mildmay of Marks (bpt 28.10.1630, bur 07.08.1703)
  J. Anne Honywood
  m. Sir John Wilde (Wylde) of Canterbury
  K. Hester Honywood
  m. John Sayer of Bourcher's Hall (b 1589, d 1658)
L.+ other issue - Peter of London & West Hawkes (d before 15.12.1685), Henry of West Hawkes (d by 11.1663), Michael (b c1596, d before 24.09.1681, Dean of Lincoln), Isaack
2. Anthony Honywood (dsp)
  m. ?? (widow of Francis Gibson)
3. Arthur Honywood of Lenham (younger son)
  The following is supported by Visitation (Kent, 1619, Honywood).
  m. Elizabeth Spencer (dau of John Spencer of Chard (Chart Sutton))
  A.+ issue (a 1619) - Anthony (b c1600), Henry (b c1605), John (b c1611), Robert, Maria, Susanna, Dorothy, Rachel, Catharine, Jane, Margaret
4. Catherin Honywood
m1. William Fleet(e)
  m2. William Henmarsh or Henmersh
  The following comes from FMG (vol 4, MS626, 'Fleete', p1297).
  A. Jane Henmersh
  m. Richard Willis of Cambridgeshire
  i.+ issue - Thomas, Richard, William, Elizabeth
  B.+ other issue - William, Thomas
5. Priscilla Honywood
m. Sir Thomas Engham or Ingham
6. Mary Honywood
  m1/2. George Morton
  A.+ issue - Robert, William, Thomas, Albert, Helen, Elizabeth mentioned in FMG (vol 4, MS626, 'Morton', p1298)
  This was possibly the Mary (d 06.01.1613) who (also) married ...
  m2/1. William Sidley
7. Anne Honywood
m. Charles Hales of Tharrington (Thanington)
8. Grace Honywood
  m. Michael Heneage (b 27.09.1540, d 30.12.1600)
9. Elizabeth Honywood
  m. George Woodward
10. Susan Honywood
  m. Richard Renching or Rancham 'of London'
  The following comes from FMG (vol 4, MS627, 'Renching', p1300).
  A. Helen Renching
m. Whettenhall Tilman
  B. Susan Renching
  m. Edward Beghurst
  i. Mary Beghurst
  C.+ other issue - Thomas, Nathaniel
11. Bennett Honywood
  m. Henry Crooke (brother of William)
12. Dorothy Honywood
  m. William Crooke (brother of Henry)
13. Joyce Honywood probably of this generation
  m. Richard Sadleir of Sopwell (d 1624)
14.+ other issue - Arthur (d young), Walter (d young), Isaack (dsp Newport), Mary (d young)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'The History and Topography of the County of Essex' (Thomas Wright, vol 1, 1836, p372+) (with thanks to a contributor, DCS (14.09.16) for bringing this to our attention), the article on Warren in 'Pedigrees of Essex Families' (collected by William Berry, published 1838), Visitation (Kent, 1574, Honywood (2 versions))
(2) For lower section : Visitation (Essex, 1634, Honywood), 'Pedigrees of Essex Families' (collected by William Berry, published 1838), FMG (vol 4, MS626, 'Honeywood', p1296+), 'The History and Topography of the County of Essex' (Thomas Wright, vol 1, 1836, p374+) with input/support as reported above
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