'Roddam1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Roddam of Little Houghton, Roddam of Roddam

Commoners starts its article on this family with the following: "This family, ranking amongst the most ancient in the British dominions, is still resident upon lands granted to their Saxon progenitors, in a very curious charter from King Athelstane" (who r. 924-940). The first generations come from BLG1952.
William of Roddam, Northumberland (a 1296)
m. Maud
1. Robert of Roddam
  m. Cecilia
  A. John of Roddam (d c1337)
  i. William of Roddam (a 1353)
  a. William of Roddam
  m. (before 1357) Emma (dau/heir of Thomas of Espley)
  BLG1952 reports that "No record of (their) children exists but the names of William of Roddam, living 1397, 1405, 1415 and 1422, and Nicholas of Roddam, living 1428, and 1441, are found in contemporary records." BLG1952 then recommences the line with the undermentioned Sir John Roddam (d 1461) who is the first proven ancestor given in the pedigree provided by Commoners (although Commoners then jumps to the Edward Roddard who m. Mary Saville). The following connection between that Sir John and the earlier members of the family is therefore wholly speculative.
  (1) (William?) Roddam of Roddam
  Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
(A) (Nicholas?) Roddam of Roddam
  (i) Sir John Roddam of Roddam (d Towton 19.03.1461)
  m. Ellen Houghton (dau of John Houghton of Houghton)
  (a) William Roddam or Rodum or Rothum
  m. Isobel Collingwood (dau of Robert Collingwood of Eslyngton)
((1)) John Roddam of Roddam (a 1520, 1541)
  m. Lucy Swinburne (dau of George Swinburne of Edlingham)
  ((A)) John Roddam
  m. Rachel Swynno (dau of Gilbert Swynno of Cornwell (Cornwall) in Northumberland)
  ((i)) Phelyx Roddam (daughter)
  partner unknown
  ((ii)) daughter
  ((B)) Robert Roddam of Roddam & Little Houghton (a 1586, 4th son) - continued below
  m. Barbara Forster (dau of Thomas Forster of Adderstone)
  ((C)) Lucy Roddam possibly the Lucy who married ...
  m. Henry Wetwang of Dunstan (a 1521, 1531)
  ((D))+ other issue - Thomas, Matthew, Elsabeth, Margaret
  ((2))+ other issue - Elsabeth, Margaret
  (b) Thomas Roddam
2.+ other issue - Walter, Henry



Robert Roddam of Roddam & Little Houghton (a 1586) - continued above
m. Barbara Forster (dau of Thomas Forster of Adderstone)
1. Edmund Roddam of Roddam & Little Houghton (a 1615)
  m. Margaret Grey (dau of Sir Ralph Grey of Chillingham)
  A. John Roddam (b by 1615, d 1657)
  m. Margaret
  i. John Roddam of Roddam & Little Houghton (d 1667)
  m. Elizabeth Hall (dau of John Hall of London)
a. Edward Roddam of Roddam (b 1658, d 06.1721)
  m. Mary Saville (dau of William Saville of London)
  (1) John Roddam 'of Roddam & Chirton' (dvp 1702)
  m. (04.07.1698) Winifred Milburne (dau/heiress of Ralph Milburne of East Chirton)
  (A) Winifred Roddam (bpt 27.09.1699, bur 29.09.1699)
  (B) Mary Roddam (bpt 10.12.1700, d 04.12.1766)
  m. Edward Collingwood of Byker
  One of their great-grandsons inherited Roddam and assumed the name Roddam but dspm.
  (C) Winifred Roddam (bpt 19.08.1702, dsp 15.02.1790)
m. (14.07.1737/8) Hilton Lawson
  (2) Ralph Roddam (b 1685, dsp 05.1750, 3rd son)
  m. (1718) Anne Shepherd
  (3) Edward Roddam of Hebburn & Roddam (d 25.04.1749)
  m. (1709) Jane Kelly (dau of Robert Kelly)
  (A) Edward Roddam of Roddam (b 1718, bur 09.04.1776, 2nd son)
  (B) Robert Roddam of Roddam (b 1720, dsp 1808, Admiral)
  m1. (24.04.1749) Lucy Mary Clinton (d 09.12.1750, dau of Sir Henry George Clinton)
  m2. (16.03.1775) Alethea Calder (d 21.07.1792, dau of Sir James Calder of Calder)
  m3. (24.09.1795) Anne (d 27.07.1807, dau of Elizabeth Harrison & niece of George Colpitts of Killingworth)
  (C) Collingwood Roddam (b 1734, d 11.1806)
  m1. _ Rutter
  m2. (19.04.1767) Charlotte Buller of London
  (D)+ other issue - John (b 1713, dvpsp 1745), 3 sons, 6 daughters
  (4) Mary Roddam
  m. (30.11.1700) Barnabas Falder of Alnwick
  (A) Joseph Falder
  m. _ Hall of Hobberlaw
  (i) Joseph Falder (d 1819)
  m. Eliza Laing (d 07.1817)
  (a) Roddam John Falder, later Roddam of Roddam, Sheriff of Northumberland (b 26.12.1800, d 09.03.1881) had issue
  m. (24.07.1821) Hannah Reed Laing (d 08.08.1850, dau of Robert Laing of Plenderleith, widow of Edward Thomas Fairless of Bishop Auckland)
  (5) Elizabeth Roddam (b 1677)
  m. William Borough
  (6)+ other issue - James (d unm 1741), Susannah (b 1681, d before 1762, had issue), Frances (b 1682, d 1683), Barbara (b 1682, d unm 1762)
2.+ other issue

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Roddam of Roddam) with support from (for upper section) Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, Roddam of Roddam, Northumberland) and (for lower section) Commoners (vol I, Roddam of Roddam, p675+)
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