'Maskelyne1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Maskelyne of Cricklade, Maskelyne of Lydiard, Maskelyne of Purton (Pirton)

William Maskelynge of Purton, Wiltshire
1. Robert Maskelynge of Purton (d before 1458)
  m. Julian Shackstaff (dau/heir of Roger Shackstaff of Lydiard Milisent)
  A. John Maskelynge of Purton (a 1458)
  m. _ Bely
  i. John Maskelyne of Lydiard (a 1489)
  a. Thomas Maskelynge of Purton & Lydiard (a 1512, dsp)
  b. William Maskelyne of Purton & Lydiard (a 1520)
  m. Anne or Agnes Stevens (dau of Richard Stevens of Burderop & Chisledon, m2. James Chatterton)
  Visitation, which spells the family name as "Masculin", starts with 2 brothers, George & Robert. BLG1952 mentions 3 as follows:
(1) Thomas Maskelyne of Purton (b before 1520, d before 1545)
  m. Anne Saunders
  (A) William Maskelyne (b 1540)
  (i) Robert Maskelyne of Purton (d unm 1640)
  (B) Elizabeth Maskelyne
  m. Thomas Gates of Southampton
  (2) George Maskelyne of Purton Down (bur 03.05.1584)
  m. Jane Webb (bur 21.03.1600/1, dau of Christopher Richard alias Webb, sister of William of Lydiard)
  (A) Edmond Maskelyne of Purton Down, Cricklade & Chelworth (bpt 22.04.1564, d 19.02.1629/30)
  m. Katherine Davys (dau of Richard Davys of Little Mytton by Dorothy, dau of Edward Dynley of Charlton by Mary, dau of Sir Edward Nevill of Addington Park)
  (i) Nevil Maskelyne of Purton & Lydiard (b c1611, d 30.08.1679)
  m1. (1629) Jane Norden (d 1631, dau of William Norden of Roude)
(a) William Maskelyne of London (b 18.06.1631, dvp)
  m. Jane Best (dau of Richard Best, aunt of Sarah, wife of Sir James Houblon)
  ((1)) Nevill Maskelyne of Purton & Cricklade (bpt 25.10.1661, bur 22.12.1711)
  m. Anne Bath (bur 16.05.1706, dau of Rev. William Bath of Purton, sister/coheir of William of Stoke)
  ((A)) Nevill Maskelyne of Purton (bpt 06.05.1692, d unm 25.04.1774)
  ((B)) Edmund Maskelyne (bpt 28.08.1698, d 03.1743-4, 3rd son)
  m. (04.02.1732-4) Elizabeth Booth (dau/heir of John Booth of Woodford by Elizabeth Proger)
((i)) William Maskelyne of Stoke (b 06.10.1725, d unm 1772)
  ((ii)) Edmund Maskelyne of Bassett Down House & Purton (bpt 09.08.1728, dsp 14.09.1775)
  ((iii)) Nevil Maskelyne of Purton (b 10.1732, rector of North Runcton, Astronomer Royal)
  m. (21.08.1784) Sophia Rose (dau/coheir of John Pate Rose of Cotterstock Hall)
  ((a)) Margaret Maskelyne (b 25.06.1785, d 15.02.1858)
  m. (22.11.1819) Anthony Mervin Reeve Story, later Story-Maskelyne (b 1791, d 1879)
  ((iv)) Margaret Maskelyne (b 26.10.1735, d 28.02.1817)
  m. (15.03.1752-3) Robert Clive, 'Clive of India', Governor of Bengal (d 22.11.1774)
  ((C)) Elizabeth Maskelyne (bpt 04.07.1697)
  m. Joseph Walsh (son of Enoch Walsh)
  ((i)) John Walsh of Warfield (dsp 09.03.1795, MP)
  John is mentioned in BP1934 (Ormathwaite).
  ((ii)) Elizabeth Walsh
  m. Joseph Fowke
  ((a)) Margaret Fowke (d 29.09.1836)
  m. Sir John Benn, later Walsh, 1st Bart of Ormathwaite (d 07.06.1825)
  ((D)) Alice Maskelyne (bpt 09.10.1699)
  m. Thomas Kelsall
  ((E))+ other issue - William in Sumatra (bpt 14.05.1696, dsp 1735), James Houblon of Clifford's Inn (bpt 30.03.1701, d unm 1776), Wynn (bpt 04.10.1702, dsp 1738)
  ((2)) Jane Maskelyne
  m. Richard Leach of Clare Hall
  m2. Sibyl Jacob (d 16.09.1692, dau of Thomas Jacob of Wootton Bassett)
  (b) Alice Maskelyne
  m. John Hawkins of Ashton Keynes
  (c) Anne Maskelyne
  m. Henry Wallis of Trowbridge
  (d) Catherine Maskelyne
  m. Walter Parker of Lushill
  (ii) Edmond Maskelyn (b c1613, a 1623)
  (3) Robert Maskelyne of Pirton (Purton)
  m. Grace Wroughton of Wiltshire
  (A) Henry Maskelyne of Pirton (Purton) (d 02.06.1640)
  m. Maria Lovelace (dau of William Lovelace of Killam Court)
  (i) William Maskelyne (b c1593, a 1640)
  m. (10.03.1611/2) Sibilla Webb (dau of Edmond Webb of Rodborne)
  (a)+ issue (a 1623) - Henry (b c1619), Anna (b c1616), Catherina (b c1620)
  (ii) Johanna Maskelyne
  m. William Hawkins of Liddiard Millicant (Lydiard Milisent)
  (iii) Ellinora Maskelyne
  m. Giles Hinton
  (iv) Grace Maskelyne
  m. (04.02.1610/1) Richard Nanfant
  (v)+ other issue - Richard (b c1597), Henry (b c1602), Thomas (a 03.1611/2), Maria (b c1597)
  (B) Giles Maskelyne
  m. Amy Wright of Hampshire
  (i)+ issue including Robert (b c1609)
  (C) Jane Maskelyne (d before 22.02.1626/7)

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Arnold-Forster (formerly Story-Maskelyne) of Basset Down) with a little support/input from Visitation (Wiltshire, 1623, Masculin)
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