'Maire1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Maire of Durham, Maire of Hardwick, Maire of Hartbushes, Maire of Lartington

This family was "descended from the Cheshire family of Meire, of Meire", presumably the Mere family shown on Mere1.
John Maire of Durham
m. _ Moreseby (dau/coheir of Sir Christopher Moresby of Moresby)
1. Christopher Maire of Durham
  m. Anne/Agnes Hindmarsh (a 1595, sister/coheir of John Hindmarsh of Aislaby)
  A. Thomas Maire of Hutton, Durham (d c1613)
  m. Margaret Watson (dau of James Watson of Sheraton)
  i. Thomas Maire of Hutton (b c1612, a 08.1666)
  B. Christopher Maire (dsp)
C. Robert Maire of Hardwick, Durham
  m. Grace Smith (dau/heir of Henry Smith of Durham)
  i. Thomas Maire of Hardwick (b 1602, a 08.1666)
  m1. Frances Trollop (dau/heir of Sampson Trollop of Waterhouse, son of John of Thornley)
a. Dorothy Maire
  m. John Wytham of Preston-on-Skyrne
  b.+ other issue - Robert (d infant), Mary (d young), Ann
  Commoners contradicts itself slightly on the identification of Thomas's 2nd wife who was ...
m2. (1644) Eleanor Conyers (dau of Ralph Conyers (son of John, son of Cuthbert of Layton (son of Sir William) by Mary, dau of Thomas Layton of Saxhoe))
  e. Thomas Maire of Hardwick & Lartington, Yorkshire (b 1650, d 1685)
  m. Margaret Appleby (d 1672, dau/heir of Francis Appleby of Lartington)
  (1) Thomas Maire of Hardwick & Lartington (b 1672, d 29.07.1752)
  m. Mary Fermor (dau of Richard Fermor of Tusmore)
  (A) Francis Maire of Hardwick (dvp 29.07.1746)
  m. Anne Clavering (dau of John Clavering of Callaly)
  (i)+ issue (dvpsp) - Ambrose, Francis, Gerard
  (B) Thomas Maire of Lartington (d unm 25.12.1762)
  (C) John Maire of Lartington & Hardwick (dsp 30.09.1771, of Grey's Inn, 4th son)
  m1. Margaret Lowe (d 12.07.1750, dau of Charles Lowe of Old Graves)
  m2. Mary Bedingfield (dau of Henry Bedingfield of Coulsey Wood, relict of Thomas Wood of Brayton)
(D) Anna Anastacia Maire (d 05.11.1764)
  m. Sir Henry Lawson of Brough, Bart
  Their 2nd son inherited Lartington and assumed the name Maire but later inherited Brough Hall and retook the name Lawson.
  (E)+ other issue - Richard (d 1722), William of Elvet (d 1769, Bishop), Marmaduke (d young), Mary (nun), Henrietta
  f. Ralph Maire (b c1657)
  m. Elizabeth Colingwood of Elvet
  (1) Mary Maire (b 14.11.1695, d unm)
  g. Margaret Maire
  m. Charles Howard of Sunderland Briggs
  ii. John Maire of Hartbushes
  m. Margaret Meynell (dau of George Meynell of Dalton)
  a. Christopher Maire of Hartbushes
  m. Frances Ingleby of Laukland
  (1) George Maire, last of Hartbushes (b 24.06.1701, d c1766-7)
  m. ?? Hussey (dau of John Hussey of Marnhull)
  (A)+ issue (d unm) - John (d c1786-7, druggist), Edward (priest), George (priest)
  (2)+ other issue - Henry (priest), Peter (priest), Christopher (cleric), William in York (cleric), John (d unm), 2 daughters (nuns)
  b.+ other issue - John (a 1666), Elizabeth, Margaret, Dorothy
  iii. William Maire (dsp)
  iv. Andrew Maire of Barnacre, Lancashire (a 1666)
  m. Isabel Richardson (dau of John Richardson of Mercough)
  a.+ issue - Thomas, John, Robert, Anne, Grace, mary

Main source(s): the section 'Family of Maire' within Commoners (vol 3, 'Silvertop of Minster Acres', pp302-3), 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Durham' (Robert Surtees, vol 3 (Hartlepool Section), 1910, 'Pedigree of the Families of Maire of Hardwick, in the County of Durham' and Appleby of Lartington, in the North Riding of the County of York')
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