'Rookwood1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rokewode of Aketon (Acton), Rookwood of Coldham Hall, Rookwood of Stanningfield (Rokewode of Stanifilde)

Visitation (Suffolk, 1577), referred to below, identifies the arms of this family as "Argent, six chess rooks three, two, one, Sable".
Alan de Rokewood of Aketon
m Elizabeth de Clerbecke (a 1289, dau of Walter de Clerbecke, sister/coheir of John)
1. Robert de Rokewode of Acton (a 1312)
  m. Margaret de Buers (dau of Michael de Buers, m1/2. John de Scotlande of Stoke Neylande)
  A. Robert Rokewode of Aketon (Acton)
m. Mariotta Waylande
  i. John de Rokewode of Stokenaylande
  m. Johanna Swynborne (dau of Sir Robert Sywnborne)
  a. Thomas de Rokewode of Stokenaylande (dsp)
  m. Margeria Lamborne (dau of Jacob de Lamborne of Polsted)
  b. John Rokewood
  m. Elionora Burgate (dau/coheir of Sir WIlliam de Burgate)
  (1) John de Rokewode (dsp)
  (2) William de Rokewode
m. Elizabeth Coggeshall (dau of Sir Henry Coggeshall)
  (A) William de Rokewode of Stanifilde
  m. Elizabeth Tyrrell (dau of Thomas Tyrrell)
  (i) Thomas Rokewode of Stanifilde (Stanningfield) (d 1520/1)
  The following is supported by Visitation (Walter Metcalfe (1882), Suffolk, 1577, 'Rokewood, Rookwood of Coldham Hall').
m. Anna Clopton (dau of Sir John Clopton of Kentwell by Alicia, dau of Sir Robert Darcy of Malden)
  (a) John Rokewode or Rookwood of Coldham Hall in Stanningfield (Stanefelde)
  m. Elizabeth Heigham (dau of Clemens Heigham of Gyffords by Johanna, dau of William Cotton of Landwade)
((1)) Robert Rokewode of Lavenbam (d 1566)
  Visitation shows Robert, Frances, Avery & Elizabeth as Robert's children, all by Agnes Spourne. CTG shows as follows.
  m1. Anna Asheton (dau of Nicholas Asheton or Ashton of Lancashire)
  ((A)) Robert Rokewode of Staningfilde (Stanningfield) (d 1600) - continued below
  m1. (1547) Bridget Kempe (dau of Edmond Kempe of London)
  m2. Dorothy Drury (dau of Sir William Drury of Hawsted)
  ((B)) Frances Rokewode
  m. _ Leevesy of Sussex
  ((C)) Elizabeth Rokewode
  m. Thomas Brampton of Blow Norton
  ((D))+ other issue (d unm) - Anna, Maria
  m2. Agnes Sporne (dau of Thomas Sporne (Spourne) of Lavenham, relict of _ Peryn)
  ((F)) William Rokewode (3rd son of this marriage)
  m. _ Fenning of Norfolk
  ((G)) John Rokewode
  m. Elizabeth Chamberlyn (dau of Sir Ralph Chamberlyn)
  ((H)) Frances Rokewode
  m. John Radclyff of Hunden (Hundon)
  ((I)) Etheldreda (Avery or Audrey) Rokewode
  m. Humphry Druell (Devile or Drewell) of Litttle Gedding, Huntington
  ((J))+ other issue - Tpomas (dsp), Clemens (dsp), Edmond (m. ?? in Essex)
  m3. Anna Broome (dau of James Broome, relict of John Steede then _ Brampton)
  ((2)) Elizabeth Rokewode
  m. John Wright alias Reeve of Thwayte
  (b) William Rokewode
  (B) Ludovic de Rokewode
  B.+ other issue - John, William, Thomas
2. Johanna de Rokewoode



Robert Rokewode of Staningfilde (Stanningfield) (d 1600) - continued above
m1. (1547) Bridget Kempe (dau of Edmond Kempe of London by Bridget, dau of John Style of London)
1. Susanna Rokewode
m. Robert Towle of Lincolnshire
2.+ other issue - Robert (dvpsp 1580), Edward (d unm), John (d infant), Edmund (d infant), Frances (d young), Anna
m2. Dorothy Drury (dau of Sir William Drury of Hawsted by Elizabeth, dau/heir of Henry Sothyll)
8. Ambrose Rokewode (d 1605, 2nd son of this marriage)
  m. Elizabeth Tyrwytt (dau of Robert Tyrwytt of Ketleby)
  A. Sir Robert Rookwood of Coldham Hall in Stanningfield (bur 10.06.1679)
  m. Mary Townsend (dau of Sir Robert Townsend of Ludlow)
i. Ambrose Rookwood of Stanningfield (b 29.08.1622, bur 06.12.1693)
  m. Elizabeth Cadwell (d 23.03.1691, dau/heir of _ Cadwell of Cantys in Dunton)
  a. Thomas Rookwood 'of Coldham Hall' of Stanningfield (b 18.11.1658, d 21.08.1726, 3rd son?)
  m1. Tamworth Martin (dau of Sir Roger Martin of Long Melford, Bart)
  (1) Elizabeth Rookwood of Stanningfield (b 04.01.1683, d 30.01.1759)
  m. (07.01.1717) John Gage (d 20.07.1728, son of Sir William of Hengrave, Bart)
  m2. (sp) Dorothy Maria Hanford (bur 02.05.1727, dau of Compton Hanford of Woollers Hill)
  b.+ other issue - Robert (b 28.11.1653, dvpsp), Ambrose (d infant), Henry (b 08.1.1659, bur 21.04.1730, priest), Francis (b 13.12.1660, dsp bur 08.03.1680), Ambrose (a 1696, Brigadier), John (b 13.02.1668, a 1730, monk), Francis (b 04.10.1668, a 1730, priest), Mary (b 18.11.1654, nun), Elizabeth (b 11.01.1655), Anne (b 28.01.1661, nun), Margaret (b 07.04.1663, nun), Catherine (b 06.09.1667)
  ii.+ other issue - Robert (b 12.11.1624, Captain), Thomas (b 08.09.1627), John (b 20.11.1628), Charles (b/d 1629), Francis (b 22.09.1632), Henry (b 04.10.1633), Charles (b 15.09.1635), Ignatius (b 25.12.1636), Mary (b 17.11.1623, d 1676, Abbess), Frances (b 08.02.1625, d 1692, Abbess), Elizabeth (b 15.06.1631), Margaret (b 12.10.1634), Dorothy (b 10.05.1639)
  B.+ other issue - Henry, another
9. Elizabeth Rokewode
  m. Christopher Foster of Copdocke
10.+ other issue - Henry, Christopher, Robert, Dorotha, Codal, Wynyfreda

Main source(s): CTG (vol 2, 1835, 'The Family of Rookwood', p125&130&138&142+)
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