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Families covered: Rivers of Chafford

Richard Rivers
1. Thomas Rivers
  A. John Rivers
  i. Richard Rivers (a temp Edward IV who r. 1461-1483)
  a. William Rivers
  (1) Edward Rivers
  (A) Richard Rivers of Penshurst, Kent
  (B) Sir John Rivers of Chafford (Kent), Lord Mayor of London (a 1573) - continued below
  m. Elizabeth Barnes (dau of Sir George Barnes, Lord Mayor of London)
  (C) daughter probably of this generation
  m. Robert Streatfield of Chiddingstone, Kent (b 1514, d 1559)



Sir John Rivers of Chafford (Kent), Lord Mayor of London (a 1573) - continued above
m. Elizabeth Barnes (dau of Sir George Barnes (Barne), Lord Mayor of London)
1. Sir George Rivers of Chafford (MP)
  m. Frances Bower (dau/coheir of William Bower or Bowyer of Sussex)
A. Sir John Rivers, 1st Bart of Chafford (b c1579, d c1651)
  m1. Dorothy Potter (dau/coheir of Thomas Potter of Westerham)
  i. James Rivers 'of Flower, Godstone' (bpt 15.12.1603, dvp 08.06.1641, 2nd son?)
  m(1). Charity Shirley (dau of Sir John Shirley of Wiston)
a. Sir Thomas Rivers, 2nd Bart of Chafford (d unm 1657)
  b. Sir John Rivers, 3rd Bart of Chafford (d c1679)
  m. (26.02.1662/3) Anne Hewitt (d before 04.1689, dau of Sir Thomas Hewitt or Hewett, Bart of Pishiobury (by Margaret, dau of Sir William Lytton), sister/coheir of George, Viscount Hewett)
  (1) Sir George Rivers, 4th Bart of Chafford (b 01.04.1665, bur 09.08.1734)
  m. (c01.1688/9) Dorothea Beversham (b c1671, dau of Sir William Beversham of Holbrooke Hall by Dorothy)
  (A) George Rivers (dvpsp, 2nd spm)
  m. Isabella Parker (dau of Philip Parker of Groombridge)
  (B) Dorothea Rivers
  m. Thomas Goodall of Duke Street
  (C) Philadelphia Rivers
  m. George Baker of Mayfield Place
  (D) Henrietta Maria Rivers
  m. Joseph Webb
  (E) Margaret Rivers
  m. John Groombridge of Tunbridge
  (F)+ other issue (d young or unm) - Beversham, Thomas, William, Anne, Charlotte, Elizabeth
  (2) Thomas Rivers (b c1668, d 08.09.1731, prebendary of Winchester, rector of Easton, 3rd son)
  m. Mary Holbroke (dau of Richard Holbroke or Holbrooke of the Isle of Wight)
  (A) Sir John Rivers, 5th Bart of Chafford (b c1718, d unm 24.03.1742/3)
  (B) Sir Peter Rivers, later Rivers-Gay, 6th Bart of Chafford (b c1721, d 20.07.1790, prebendary of Winchester)
  m. (1768) Martha Coxe (b 09.09.1749, d c1835,dau of William Coxe, sister of Rev. William of Bemerton (by Martha), sister of Rev. William)
(i) Sir Thomas Rivers or Rivers-Gay, 7th Bart of Chafford (b c1770, d unm 03.02.1805)
  (ii) Sir James Rivers, 8th Bart of Chafford (bpt 11.06.1772, d unm 27.09.1805)
  (iii) Sir Henry Rivers, 9th Bart of Chafford (b c1779, d 07.07.1851, rector of Martyr Worthy, 4th son) had issue
  m. (02.05.1812) Charlotte Eales (d 28.03.1870, dau of Samuel Eales of Cranbury, m2. Henry William Cobb of Salisbury)
  (iv) Emilia Henrietta Rivers (d 19.12.1812)
  m. (20.08.1805) Sir Francis Freeling, 1st Bart (d 10.07.1836)
  (v) Maria Rivers
  m. (1805) Sir Benjamin Stephenson (General)
  (vi) Louisa Rivers
  m. (1812) Joseph Story of Bingfield
  (vii)+ other issue - William (d 10.04.1794), Mary (d 11.05.1807), Anne Margaret (d 22.02.1784)
  (C)+ other issue - James, Anne (d young)
  (3)+ other issue - John (dsp), James (dsp, Colonel), Margaret, Anne
  c. Elizabeth Rivers
  m. _ Bodenham
  d. Charity Rivers
  m. John Eldred of Saxham
e. daughter
  m. _ Hambden
  f. daughter
  m. _ Bridger of Westerham
  g.+ other issue - James (dsp), son (d young), 4 daughters (d unm?)
  ii. George Rivers (dsp)
  m. _ Barrington
  iii. Nizell Rivers of Oakham (dsp)
  m. ?? (widow of _ Culpepper)
  iv. Elizabeth Rivers
  m. John Baker of Mayfield
  v. Dorothy Rivers
  m. William Newton of Southover
  vi. Cicely Rivers
  m. Sir Robert Goodwin of Fairleigh
vii.+ other issue - Potter (bpt 11.08.1602, bur 12.08.1621), John (dsp)
  m2. Dulcibella Colnett (b 1578-9, d 22.05.1657, dau of Barnabas Colnett of Combley (by Elizabeth, sister of Sir Richard Mills), widow of Nicholas Love of Winchester)
  B. George Rivers of Hadlow, Kent had issue
  C. William Rivers of London (a 1634, grocer)
  The following comes from Visitation (London, Rivers, 1634).
  m. Elizabeth Cobbet (dau of Rev. Thomas Cobbet of London)
  i. Edward Rivers (a 1634)
  D. Alice Rivers
  m. Sir George Courthorpe of Wyleigh (d 1642)
  E. Elizabeth Rivers
  m1. Nicholas Rowe of Muswell Hill (b c1568, d 17.08.1616)
  It appears that Elizabeth also married ...
  m2. Matthew Honywood of Charing (d c10.1638)
The following comes from Visitation (London, Rivres (sic), 1568).
2. (Sir) John Rivers
  A. Elizabeth Rivers apparently of this generation
  m. George Evelyn of Everley and West Dean
3.+ other issue - Henry, Richard, William, Edward, Alice, Elizabeth, Dorothy

Main source(s): BP1870 (Rivers, Baronets), Wotton (vol 1, 1771, Rivers of Chafford), TCB (vol 1, Rivers of Chafford)
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