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Families covered: Risley of Chetwode

Descended from Sir Paul Risley (a 1248) was ...
Robert Risley of Hillesden, Buckinghamshire
m. _ Howton (dau/heir of _John Howton of Pitchford)
1. William Risley
2. Sir John Risley of Whittlebury, Northamptonshire
  m. Joan Osborne (a 1529, dau of Richard Osborne of Kelmarsh, m2. Sir Christopher Garnyer)
  A. William Risley of Chetwode & Barton, Buckinghamshire n (d 31.07.1552)
  m. Alice Newman (dau/coheir of John Newman of Staverton or Staunton)
i. William Risley of Chetwode (a 1558, d 1603, MP)
  m. Joan or Jane Bullery (d 1584, dau of Foulk Bullery of Farthingho)
  a. Paul Risley of Chetwode (b c1558, d 1626)
  m. Dorothy Temple (dau of John Temple of Stow Langport)
  (1) Thomas Risley of Chetwode, Sheriff of Buckinghamshire (d 1671, 2nd son)
  m. Margaret Danvers (dau of John Danvers of Culworth)
  VCH suggests that Thomas's son/heir of John who married Christiana and had a daughter who died young and "as his cousin and heir Henry, son of his uncle Paul, ... was alien born, as were Henry's two sons, John Risley at his death in 1682 left Chetwode to trustees until the heirs were naturalized, when Henry was to hold for live and his sons in tail-male." This suggests that Lipscomb has confused the children to Thomas with those of his brother Paul. Provisionally, we disregard that and follow Lipscomb.
  (A) Henry Risley in Holland
  m. Elizabeth Duncombe
  (i) Paul Risley of Chetwode (b 1714-5, d unm 20.02.1783)
  (ii) Catherine Risley (d unm)
  (iii) Frances Risley
  m. Thomas Brewer of London
  (a) Risley Brewer, later Risley, Sheriff of Buckinghamshire(a 1743)
  m. Anne Whitaker (dau of Sir Edward Whitaker)
  (2) Paul Risley (4th son)
  (A) John Risley (d 1684)
m. Christian Temple (d 1705, dau of Sir Peter Temple)
  (i) Margaret Risley (d unm)
  (B) Thomas Risley (d unm)
  (C) Susan Risley
  m. Ralph Holt of Stoke-Lyne
  (3) Susan Risley (d 1632)
  m. William Wither of Manydown (bpt 21.06.1584, d 1653)
  (4) Anne Risley
  m. (1624) George Pudsey
  (5) Dorothy Risley
  m. Thomas Willis
(6)+ other issue - William, Crescens, Peter (d unm), Elizabeth, Mary (d infant?), Mary
  b. Isabel Risley
  m1. Thomas Heath
  m2. Devereux Barrett
  m3. John Hoskins (sergeant-at-law)
  c. Elizabeth Risley
  m. Sir Toby Chauncy of Edgcott
  d. Anne Risley
  m. Thomas Whittington
  e. Frances Risley
  m. Ferdinand Wenman
  f. Jane Risley
  m. William Offley
  g.+ other issue - George, Thomas (d unm)
  ii. Margaret Risley
  m. Christopher Catlyn of Harrold
  B.+ other issue - Mary, Margaret, Jane

Main source(s): Lipscomb (Bucks, vol 3, 'Pedigree of Risley, of Chetwode and Barton', p3) with some support from VCH (Buckinghamshire, vol 4, 'Parishes: Chetwode"), Visitation (Buckinghamshire, 1566, 'Risley of Chetwood'), Visitation (Buckinghamshire, 1634, 'Riseley of Chetwood')
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