'Needham1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Nedeham of Nedeham (Needham of Needham), Needham of Thornset (Thornsett)

This family's name is spelt variously, Needham, Nedeham & Nedham being the most common variations.
William de Nedham of Staunton, Cheshire (a 1102)
1. William de Nedham (a 1154)
  A. Roger de Nedham (a 1200)
  i. William de Nedham
  a. John de Nedham
  (1) John de Nedeham (Needham) of Needham, Derbyshire (a 1330) the first mentioned by Visitation (Shropshire)
  (A) Thomas de Nedeham of Nedeham (a 1337)
Other than to mention that he was descended from William de Nedham, lord of Staunton, Thomas is the first reported by BP1934 (Kilmorey) which follows the line of his younger/youngest son, William..
  (i) Thomas de Nedeham (a 1353)
  m. Maud Melure (dau of Roger Melure of Thornset)
  (a) Robert Needham (a 1381)
  ((1)) ?? Needham of Needham (a 1416)
((A)) John Needham of (Needham Grange &) Thornset, Derbyshire (a 1423)
  ((i)) Otwell Needham of Thornset - continued below
  Visitation (Hertfordshire, 1634, 'Needham of Little Wymopndley and Welwyn') starts with a John Needham of Needham Grange, Derbyshire, father of the following Christopher. We suspect that various web sites are correct in showing them as of these generations but have yet to see other evidence to support this.
  ((ii)) Christopher Needham
  (ii) William de Nedeham of Chester (a 1375, judge, youngest son)
  m. Alice de Cranach (dau/heir of William de Cranach or Cranage)



Otwell Needham of Thornset (Thornsett) - continued above
1. Christopher Needham of Thornset
  m. Elizabeth Shalcross (dau of John (or Thomas) Shalcross of Shalcross, sister of John)
  A. Otwell Needham of Thornset
  m. Elizabeth Cadman (dau/heir of Nicholas Cadman of Colly (Colley))
  i. William Needham of Thornset
  m. Margaret Garlick (dau/heir of Nicholas Garlick of Whitfield)
  a. Otwell Needham of Thornset (a 1569)
  (1) Henry Needham of Benhes
  m1. Mary Williams (dau of Owen Williams of Caernarvonshire)
  (A)+ issue - William (dsps?), Dorothy
  m2. Hester Tedcastle (dau of John Tedcastle of London)
  (C) Henry Needham had issue in Derbyshire
  (D)+ other issue - Elizabeth, Sarah
  b. George Needham
  m. Catharine Eyre (dau of Stephen Eyre)
  ii. Richard Needham of Senetorton
  m1. (sp) Elizabeth Sacheveral (dau of Henry Sacheveral)
  m2. Dorothy Eyre (dau of Henry or Thomas Eyre of Highlow)
  a.+ issue - Humphry, John, William
  iii. Humphry Needham
  m. Grace Ellis (dau of William Ellis)
  a.+ issue - Richard, William, Humphrey
  iv. Henry Needham
  m. Ane Hazelwood (widow of Arthur Uvedale of Southamptonshire)
  a. Anne Needham
  m. Laurence Blandeston of Southampton (Blundeston of Boughton)
  v. George Needham (6th son)
The following comes from Maddison's 'Lincolnshire Pedigrees' (1903, 'Needham of Grimsby'). Visitation (Derbyshire, 1569) identifies George's wife Clare as widow of Jasper of Antwerp but Lodge & Maddison identify her as ...
  m. Clare (dau of Jasper of Antwerp)
  a. Francis Needham mentioned by Lodge & Visitation (Derbyshire, 1569)
b. Sir Thomas Needham of Needham, Suffolk mentioned by Maddison
  m. Rebecca Withers (dau of Robert Withers of London)
  (1) George Needham of Grimsby, Lincolnshire (a 1634, 2nd son)
  m1. Elizabeth Tylney (bur 24.11.1634, dau of Thomas Tylney of Shelley)
  (A)+ issue (a 1634) - Francis (b c1627), Thomas, George (bur 21.02.1636-7), Rebecca (bpt 10.01.1632-3), Anne (bpt 02.03.1633-4), Elizabeth (bur 22.07.1637)
  m2. Susan
  (G) John Needham (bpt 05.12.1637)
  (2) Rebecca Needham
  m. John Wiseman
  (3) Elizabeth Needham
m. Philip Tylney of Shelley ## possibly here? ##
  (4) Ann Needham
  m. John Wenham
  (5)+ other issue - Thomas, Henry, Otwell, Frances, Clare
  vi. Otwell Needham
  m. Elizabeth Westby or Lad
  a. William Needham
  vii. Elizabeth Needham
  m. Robert Radcliffe of Mellor
  viii. Letitia Needham
  m. Richard Windesley of Windesley (Wendisley of Wendisley)
  ix. Dorothy Needham
m. John Dakin
  x. Grace Needham
  m. William Bullock of Ounston
  xi.+ other issue - Edward (d young), Arthur (d unm), Tristram (d unm), Anthony (d unm), John (d unm), Eleanor
  B. Agnes Needham
  m. John Cresswell of Chester
  C. Isabel Needham
  m. John Radish or Redirk
  D.+ other issue (d unm) - Edward, Arthur, Humphry, Christian
2. Margery Needham ## duplication here? ##
  m. Thomas Whittington of Pantley

Main source(s): Lodge's 'Peerage of Ireland' (Archdall, vol IV (1789), 'Needham, Viscount Kilmorey', p218+) with a little support for the upper section from Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, 'Nedham of Shavington') and support/input for the lower section from Visitation (Derbyshire, 1569, 'Needham of Thornsett') and as reported above
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