'Markham01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Markham of Becca Hall, Markham of Coatham, Markham of Markham, Markham of Ollerton (Alberton)

Visitation and BEB1841 start their reports on this family with Sir Alexander de Markham, identifying him as Constable of the Castle of Nottingham in the time of King Henry III (1216-1272). FMG also starts with Castellane Alexander "circ. 1270". Commoners suggests that he lived in the time of Henry II (1154-1189). We follow the article in www.nottshistory.org.uk by Rev. A.E. Briggs on East Markham Church which supports the latter. That article suggests that a forefather of Constable Alexander was ...
Claron, tenant in West Markham (a 1088)
1. ?? de Markham probably father or grandfather of ...
  A. Sir Alexander de Markham, Constable of the Castle of Nottingham (a temp Henry II who r. 1154-1189)
The sources disagree on various details of the next few generations. Visitation names Sir Alexander's son as John, father (by Issabell) of Robert of Markham (father of 3 daughters), John (father of Robert, father of the John who married Joane Bothomsell) and Richard (dsp). BEB1841 identifies Sir Alexander's son as Alexander, grandfather of the John who married Joan Bothomsell. Commoners identifies Sir Alexander's son as Sir Richard father, by Cecilia Lexington, of Robert, father of the John who married Joan Bothomsell. FMG shows Willliam's wife as "Isabel or Cecily, dau. of John de Lexington; niece & coh. of Henry, Bishop of Lincoln" and then inserts another generation, Richard, between William and Robert & Richard. We follow the above-mentioned article by Rev. A.E. Briggs, adding various details from Visitation.
  i. William de Markham
  m. Cecilia Lexington (dau of Robert de Lexington)
  a. Robert de Markham of Markham (d 1289)
  m. Sarah (dau/heir of Jordan de Snitterton) named by FMG
  (1) Scisseley (Cecily) Markham
  m. John Bray
  (2) Bertha Markham
  m. William Longvillers
  (3) Agnes Markham
m. William St. Clur (de Sancta Cruce)
  b. Richard de Markham
  (1) John de Markham of Markham (d 1329, lawyer and/or serjeant-at-law)
  m. Joan Bothomsell (dau of Sir Nicholas de Bothomsell or Bothumsal)
  (A) Robert de Markham of Markham (serjeant-at-law)
  m. Isabel Caunton (dau of Sir John de Caunton of Caunton)
(i) Sir John de Markham of Markham (d 30.12.1409, judge)
  m1. Elizabeth Cressy (dau of Sir Roger de Cressy or Cressey of Hodsock) named Margaret by FMG
  (a) Sir Robert Markham, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire
  m. (1444) Elizabeth Burden (dau/heir of Sir Nicholas Burden)
((1)) Sir Robert Markham of Coatham
  m. Jane Daubney (dau of Sir Gyles Daubeny)
  ((A)) Sir John Markham of Coatham (a 1488)
  m. Alice Skipwith (dau of Sir William Skipwith of Skipwith)
  ((i)) Sir John Markham of Coatham (a 1547) - continued below
  m1. Anne Neville (dau of Sir George Neville)
  m2. Margery Langford (dau of Sir Ralph Langford)
  m3. Anne Strelley (dau of John Strelley of Strelley)
  ((ii)) Robert Markham (dsp)
  m. ?? ("h. of _ Sapperton")
((B)) Robert Markham in Oxfordshire had issue
  m. Elizabeth Mering (dau of Sir William Mering)
  ((C)) Elizabeth Markham
  m. Thomas Molineux of Haughton (d 1492)
  ((D)) Margaret Markham
  m. Henry Willoughby in Kent (d 1528)
  ((E)) Catherine Markham
  m. Sir Henry Bozom
(b) Audella Markham
  m. Robert Stanhope named Sir Richard by FMG
  m2. Milicent Bekering (dau of Sir John de Bekering or Bekeryng)
  (c) Sir John Markham of Sedgebrooke (a 1468, Lord Chief Justice)
  m. Margaret Leek (dau/coheir of Sir Simon Leek)
  (d) Margaret or Katherine Markham
  Shown just as Margaret who married Walter Penwarden. See the note by that connection for the other information. It is likely that some confusion has arisen.
  m1. Matthew Leake or Leeke of Honlande
  ((1)) Alexander Leake son of Matthew, presumed also of Margaret/Katherine
  m. Margaret Pedwardine (dau of Walter Pedwardine)
  ((2)) Beatrice Leake
  m. Roger Pedwardine
  m2. Walter Penwarden
  m3. John Flete of Frampton
  (e) Isabel Markham
  m. Sir Robert or Ralph Stanhope



Sir John Markham 'of Markham' of Coatham (a 1547) - continued above
m1. Anne Neville (dau of Sir George Neville)
1. John Markham of Sierston (dvp)
  m. Catherine Babington (dau of Sir Anthony Babington)
  A. Robert Markham of Coatham or Cotham the first mentioned by BLG1952
  m1. Mary Leeke (dau of Sir Francis Leeke or Leak)
i. Robert Markham, last of Coatham
  m1. Anne or Agnes Warburton (dau of Sir John Warburton of Cheshire)
  a. Daniel Markham (3rd son)
  FMG inserts an additional generation here, suggesting that the Daniel who was 3rd son of Robert was father of the Daniel who married ...
m. Elizabeth Fennell (dau of Capt.?? Fennell of Cappagh by Frances, dau of General Fleetwood by dau of Cromwell)
  (1) William Markham (b 1686, d 27.05.1771, Major)
  m. (1717) Elizabeth Markham (dau of James Markham of Creaton)
  (A) William Markham, Bishop of Chester then Archbishop of York (b 1719, d 03.11.1807)
  m. (16.06.1759) Sarah Goddard (dau of John Goddard of Rotterdam "of a Wiltshire family")
  (i) William Markham, later of Becca Hall (b 05/15.04.1760, d 01.01.1815)
  m. (20.08.1795) Elizabeth Bowles (d 1841, dau of Oldfield Bowles of North Aston)
  (a) William Markham of Becca Hall (b 28.06.1796, d 26.01.1852) had issue
  m. (12.02.1828) Lucy Anne Holbech (dau of William Holbech of Farnborough)
  (b) John Markham (b 06.06.1797, Cmdr. RN) had issue
m. Marianne Wood (dau of J.B. Wood)
  (c) David Frederick Markham (b 11.03.1800, d 31.03.1853, Canon of Windsor) had issue
  m. (27.08.1827) Catherine Milner (d 07.05.1876, dau of Sir William Milner, Bart of Nunappleton)
  (d) Warren Markham (b 15.07.1801, d 15.11.1831, Captain)
  (e) Charles Markham (b 14.03.1803, d 02.04.1842, Lt. Colonel) had issue
  m. (17.06.1834) Emma Brandling (dau of Rev. Ralph Brandling of Gosforth House)
(f) Emma Markham (d 28.10.1875)
  m. (17.06.1824) William Rookes Crompton-Stansfield of Esholt Hall (d 1871)
  (g) Laura Markham (d 07.03.1876)
  m. (07.02.1825) William Mure of Caldwell (d 1871, Colonel)
  (h) Lucy Markham (d 11.07.1885)
  m. (19.06.1830) Henry Lewis Wickham of Binsted Wyck (d 27.10.1864)
  (ii) John Markham (b 13.06.1761, d 13.02.1827, Admiral)
  m. (17.11.1796) Maria Rice (b 1773, d 1810, dau of George Rice of Newton by Baroness Dynevor)
  (a) William Rice Markham (b 03.02.1803, d 1877, vicar of Morland, 2nd son) had issue
  m. (21.04.1804) Jane Clayton (dau of Nathaniel Clayton of Chesters)
(b)+ other issue - John, Frederick (captain), Maria
  (iii) George Markham (b 30.03.1763, d 30.09.1802, Dean of York)
  m. Elizabeth Evelin Sutton (d 1856, dau of Sir Richard Sutton, Bart)
  (a) Elizabeth Frances Markham
  m. Sir Rufane Shawe Donlin of Lower Caversham (Lt. General)
(b) Celicia Markham
  m. _ Montgomery
  (c) Maria Markham (d 12.11.1851)
  m. (28.09.1812) Hon. Rev. Thomas Alfred Harris (b 24.03.1782, d 15.12.1823)
  (d) Anne Isabella Markham
  m. (James) Chadwick (Major)
  (e)+ other issue - George (RN), Edward, Henrietta Alicia, Frederica, Sophia
  (iv) Robert Markham (b 28.03.1768, d 08.12.1846, Archdeacon of York, 5th son)
  m. (02.08.1797) Frances Egerton Clifton (d 08.12.1846, dau of Sir Gervas Cliftton, Bart of Clifton)
(a) Henry Spencer Markham (prebendary of York, 2nd son)
  m. Sophia Kaye (dau of Sir J.L. Kaye, Bart)
  (b) Georgina Markham (d 26.02.1873)
  m. (16.09.1824) George Baillie-Hamilton, 10th Earl of Haddington (b 1802, d 25.06.1870)
  (c)+ other issue - Robert (d 1832, Captain), Frances Egerton
  (v) Osborne Markham (b 27.05.1769, d 22.10.1827)
  m1. (10.6.1806) Mary Thynne (d 02.1814, dau of Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath)
(a)+ issue - Osborne, Mary
  m2. (28.06.1822) Martha Honora Georgina Jervis (dau of Capt. William Henry Jervis)
  (vi) Henrietta Sarah Markham (d 15.08.1844)
  m. (28.06.1784) Ewan Law of Horsted (d 24.04.1829, brother of Edward, 1st Lord Ellenborough)
  (vii) Elizabeth Catherine Markham
  m. William Barnett of Little Missenden Abbey
  (viii) Alicia Harriet Markham
  m. Rev. Henry Forster Mills
  (ix) Frederica Markham (b c1774, d 29.04.1860)
  m. (16.09.1797) David William Murray, 3rd Earl of Mansfield (b 07.03.1777, d 11.02.1840)
  (x) Celicia Markham (d 30.03.1861)
  m. Rev. Robert Philip Goodenough (son of Samuel, Bishop of Carlisle)
  (xi)+ other issue - David (b 01.09.1766, d St. Domingo 26.03.1795, Colonel), Georgina (d unm), Anne (d unm)
  (B)+ other issue - George (d 31.01.1801), Enoch (d 25.12.1800, Colonel), Elizabeth (d young)
  (2) daughter
  m. _ Coombe
(3)+ other issue - Enoch, Matthew
  b. Frances (or Anne) Markham
  m. Cicell Cave
  c. Anne (or Frances) Markham (Anne d 1662)
  m. Daniel Bassano
  d.+ other issue - John (had issue?), Robert, Alexander
  m2. Winifred Thorold (dau of Sir Robert Thorold)
  g. Phillip Markham
  ii.+ other issue - Francis, Gervas
  m2. Jane Burnell (dau of William Burnell of Winkbourne)
  Possibly of this generation, but (if so) by which wife is not known, was ...
  iv. Gertrude Markham
  m. Sir Thomas Sadleir of Standon (d 05.01.1606)
  B. Emme Markham
  m. _ Hardwick
m2. Margery Langford (dau of Sir Ralph Langford)
2. Alice Markham
  m. John Morton or Moreton of Bawtry
3.+ other issue (dsp) - Robert, 12/13 others
m3. Anne Strelley (dau of John Strelley of Strelley, widow of (Sir) Richard Stanhope)
The following is supported by 'The Herald and Genealogist' (edited by John Gough Nichols, vol 3, 1866, 'Markham and Neville of Holt', p516+) although that (apparently wrongly) shows Sir John as son of Lord Chief Justice Sir John (by Margaret Leeke) and suggests that he m1. Katherine Babington.
16. Thomas Markham of Alberton or Ollerton
  m. Mary Griffin (dau of Sir Rice Griffin of Dingley & Braybrooken, son of Sir Thomas)
  A. Sir Griffin Markham (dspm)
  m. Anne Roos (dau of Peter Roos of Laxton)
B. George Markham of Ollerton (Alberton) (d 07.04.1637)
  The following is partly supported by Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1662-4, Markham of Ollerton).
  m. Judith Withernwick (bur 10.12.1632, dau/heir of John Withernwick or Withernwycke or Withenwick of Claxby by Judith Fitzwilliam of Claxby (Clixby?))
  i. Thomas Markham of Ollerton (d Gainsborough 07.1643, Lt. Colonel)
m. Ursula Clopton (dau of William Clopton of Clopton, m2. Henry Neville of Holt)
  a. Thomas Markham of Ollerton (b c1639-40, a 02.1667, 2nd son)
  m. Anne Nevill (dau of William Nevill of Holt by Anne, dau of William Wilkinson of Woodhall)
(1) Thomas Markham of Ollerton & Claxby (b 1665)
  m. Catharine Constable (dau of Philip Constable of Houghton by Mary Towneley of Towneley)
  (A) Philip Markham (b 04.04.1697, dsp 12.01.1731, 2nd son)
  m. _ Butler
  (B) Thomas Markham (dsp 02.02.1768)
  m. _ Crane of Gedney
  (C) George Markham (b 1698, d 23.02.1760)
  m. Mary Salvin (d 1776, dau of Bryan Salvin of Croxdale by Anne Haggerston)
  (i) Mary Frances Markham (d 28.10.1825)
  m. (22.07.1776) Marmaduke Cuthbert Tunstall of Wycliffe (d 11.10.1790)
  (ii)+ other issue - George (dvp 1755), Katharine (b 1753, d 24.02.1824, nun)
(D) Mary Ursula Markham (b 12.04.1706)
  m. Benedict Conquest of Irnham
  (E)+ other issue (d unm or dsp) - Thomas (b 29.11.1696, d young), William, Robert, Henry, John, Charles, Robert, Mark, Edward, Christina (nun)
  (2) Ursula Markham (dsp)
  m1. Thomas Meynell
  m2. John Pole or Pool of Spinkhill
  (3)+ other issue - Percy (d unm 1753-8), Judith (dsp), Mary (dsp), Allen (dsp), Anne (nun), Mary (nun), Melior (nun)
  b.+ other issue - George (d infant), George (d unm), Elizabeth, Katharine
  ii. George Markham of Worksop Lodge (b 1616, d 1670, 3rd son?) ancestor (through maternal line) of the Markhams of Becca (above?), who apparently married ...
m. Elizabeth Tunstall (dau of Marmaduke Tunstall of Scargill)
  a.+ issue - George (b 1649), Catherine, Elizabeth
  iii.+ other issue - William, Gilbert (dsp), Griffin (dsp), Robert (d unm 1663), Catherine (b c1596?), Margaret (b c1614, d 1717!, nun), Elizabeth (d 12.01.1664, nun), Mary (d young), Frances (nun), Ursula, Ann
  C. Charles Markham 'of Ollerton'
  m. Bridget Ford
  i. Ann Markham
  m1. Robert (not Thomas) Waterton of Walton (dsp)
  m2. (08.09.1642) Sir John Middleton (bur 20.04.1654)
  m3. Francis Nevile of Chevet
  D. John Markham (6th son?)
  m. Mary Markham (dau of Sir Robert Markhan of Cotham)
  E. Anne Markham
  m. Sir Francis (not Thomas) Smith of Wotton (b c1570, d 06.05.1629)
F. Elizabeth Markham (b c1560, d 1643)
  m. Edward Sheldon of Beoley (son of Raff of Beely)
  G. Margaret Markham (dsp)
  m. Nicholas Langford or Longford of Derbyshire
  H. Jane Markham
  m. John Skinner (son of Thomas, alderman of London)
  i.+ issue - Thomas, John
  I.+ other issue - Thomas, William, Robert (dsp, priest), others
17. William Markham of Okeley (Okeham), Northmaptonshire (d 1571)
  m. Elizabeth Mountague (dau of Sir Edward Mountague, m1/2 Richard Cave)
  A.+ issue - Elizabeth, Anne
  'The Herald and Genealogist' reports that their daughter/heiress married ...
  m. Nicholas Timperley of Hintlesham
18. Frances Markham
  m. Henry Babington of Dethick (b 1530)
19. Isabel Markham
  m. Sir John Harington of Kelweston

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 2, Markham of Becca Hall), Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1569+1614, Markham), BLG1952 (Markham of Morland), FMG (vol 3, MS412 + 413, 'Markham', p964+)
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