'Rylands1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rylands of Culceth, Rylands of Risley, Rylands of Warrington, Rylands of Westhoughton (West Halghton)

BFR identifies the arms (of the latter generations) of the following family as "Quarterly: 1st and 4th, per fess dancetté or and gules; 2nd and 3rd, ermine; over all on a fesse azure a griffin passant regardant between two fleurs de lys gold".
Maddock de Halghton (a 1246)
1. Thomas de Halghton (clerk)
  m. Cecilia
2. Robert de Halghton (a 1246)
  A. John de West Halghton aka Rilandes (a 1262, 1282)
  i. Thomas de Halghton in Burnely (a 1311, d by 1327)
  a. William de Rylandes (a 1334)
  m. Agnes (a 1334) probably parents (or grandparents) of ...
  (1) William del Rylandes of West Halghton (a 1395)
  (A) Thurston de Rylandes of West Halghton (a 1395) probably father of ...
  (i) Robert del Ryldondes of The Rylandes, West Halghton (d by 1430)
  m. Agnes (a 1430)
  (a) Nicholas del Rylondes (b 1396, a 1474)
  m. (1430) Margery Gerard (dau of Sir Thomas Gerard)
  ((1)) William Rylandes of West Halghton & Maidstone (d by 1499)
m. Phillipa (a 1499, widow of William de Cosyngton) probably father of ...
  ((A)) Ralph Rylandes of Deptford, Kent (a 1503)
  "Nicholas had probably further issue" ...
  ((2)) Geoffrey Rylands of Snydale in Westhalghton (d c1508)
  m. _ Pendlebury (dau of Roger Pendlebury of West Halghton)
  ((A)) Roger Rylands of Westhoughton (a 1558) probably father of ...
  ((i)) Nicholas Rylands of Westhoughton - continued below
  m. ?? (bur 04.09.1584)
  ((ii)) ?? Rylands of West Leigh, Lancashire
  ((a)) Humphrey Rylands of London
  ((b)) Margaret Rylands
  m. John Culceth of Abram
  ((B))+ other issue (a 1521) - John (b c1467), Robert
  ((3))+ other issue - Humphrey in Cokersand Abbey (a 1501), Peter of West Halghton (a 1498), David of Hulton Park (a 1501, yeoman
  (b) John of West Halghton (a 1428, yeoman)
  (B) Thomas de Rylandes of West Halghton (a 1396)
  (i) Lawrence de Rylandes, later of Wexham, Buckinghamshire
  (a)+ issue - Thomas, James, Richard, Alice, Katherine
  ii. John de Halthon
  m. Cecilia de Sale (dau of William de Sale by Cecilia de Holinworth)
  iii. Robert de West Halghton (a 1327, 1332)
  iv. Richard de Halghton (a 0302)
  a. William de Halghton
  B. Thomas de Halghton (a 1276)
  i. John de Halghton (a 1352)
3. Richard de Halghton
  A. Elcox de Halghton



Nicholas Rylands of Westhoughton - continued above
m. ?? (bur 04.09.1584)
1. Peter Rylands of Westhoughton (a 1587) probably father of ...
  A. Henry Rylands of Over Hulton (bur 14.10.1646) "male issue became extinct in 1728"
m. (23.05.1610) Elizabeth Makant (bur 27.10.1645)
  B. Thomas Rylands of Westhoughton (dsp bur 03.1617-8)
  C. Peter Rylands of Westhoughton (a 1626)
  i. Peter Rylands of Daisy Hollock in Westhoughton (bpt 21.06.1610, d c1663)
  m. Sarah Feilden (widow)
  a. Peter Rylands of Limerick Cathedral (bpt 29.10.1651, dsp c08.1695)
  m. Diana Wray (dau of Sir Drury Wray of Bramstone, Bart, m2. Rev. William Twigge (archdeacon of Limerick))
  b. Elizabeth Rylands (b 164, 16957)
  m. _ Hope
  c. Ellen Rylands
  m. (01.01.1660-1) John Rigby of Atherton
  d.+ other issue - Sarah, Margaret
  D. Ralph Rylands of Westhoughton, later of Culceth, Lancashire (b c1583, d 11.1633)
  m. (25.05.1613) Mary Mather (d before 27.11.1645)
  i. John Rylands of Bedford, Leith, Lancashire (bpt 13.02.1619-2, a 1652, d before 1659, 2nd son)
  Fostter shows John (b 1631, m. Jane) as son (by Margaret Grundie) of Robert of Astley (b 1598, m. 1630) son (by Elizabeth Greene) of Omphrey of West Houghton son of Nicholas, the Humphrey whom, following BFR, we show below as younger brother of the above Peter, son of Nicholas.
  m. Jane Spakeman (bpt 02.12.1610, bur 29.11.1662, dau of George Spakeman of Bedford by Joan)
  a. George Rylands of Culceth, sometime of Risley (bpt 08.06.1651, d 03.01.1726-7)
  m. (25.02.16879-90) Margery Bordman (d 08.03.1717-8, dau of Christopher Bordman or Boardman of Croft)
(1) John Rylands of Culceth, sometime of Risley (b 26.02.1690-1, d unm 26.08.1723)
  (2) Peter Rylands of Culceth & Risley, late of Wigan (b 19.09.1695, d 07.12.1773)
  m. (20.07.1731) Mary Knowles (b 1705, d 28.10.1768, dau of Thomas Knowles of Culceth)
(A) John Rylands of Warrington (Lancashire) then Cheadle (Staffordshire) (b 05.04.1734, d 12.09.1815)
  m1. (04.04.1763) Martha Booth (b 1731, d 24.01.1806, dau of Nathaniel Booth of Warrington (of the famiy of Orford House))
  (i) John Rylands of Bewsey House & Warrington (b 21.01.1771, d 23.08.1848)
  m1. (05.02.1793) Susannah Highfield (b 1769-70, d 15.08.1807, dau of Thomas Highfield of Prescot)
  (a) George Highfield Rylands, later of Hastings, Sussex (b 22.06.1798, dsp 24.10.1869, 4th son)
  m. (29.05.1845) Martha Griffin (dau of Rev. John Griffin of Portsea)
  (b)+ other issue - Peter (d infant), Peter (d infant), Thomas (b 20.10.1796, d unm 14.04.1818)
  m2. (13.09.1808) Martha Glazebrook (b 1791-2, d 12.02.1870, dau of Rev. James Glazebrook of Belton & Warrington by Dorothy, dau of Thomas Kirkland of Ashby-de-la-Zouche)
  (e) John Rylands of Thelwall Grange (Cheshire) & Brynmaelgwyn (b 12.02.1815, a 1873?) had issue
  m1. (29.07.1842) Harriet Jackson (d 06.03.1877, dau of Rev. James Jackson of Green Hammerton)
  m2. (30.01.1879) Annie Chaplin (d 11.03.1890, dau of Marmaduke Chaplin of Hull)
  (f) Thomas Glazebrook Rylands of Highfields (Thelwall, Cheshire), sometime of Warrington (b 24.05.1818, a 1873?) had issue
  m1. (24.05.1845) Jane Chapman Ragg (b c1825, d 23.10..1856, dau of William Ragg of Ashby-de-la-Zouch by Dorothy Palmer Chapman, dau of Thomas Fowler Chapman of Ashby-de-la-Zouch by Jane, dau of Thomas Kirkland)
  m2. (02.02.1860) Elizabeth Dewhurst (dau of Richard Watson Marshall Dewhurst of Kenyon House
  (g) Peter Rylands of Massey Hall, Thelwall Cheshire, sometime of Bewsey House, Mayor of Warrington (b 18.01.1820, d 08.02.1887, MP) had issue
  m1. (19.07.1844, sps) Elizabeth Chapman Ragg (d 06.06.1847, dau of William Ragg of Ashby-de-la-Zouch)
  m2. (30.04.1861) Caroline Yate Reynolds (dau of William Reynolds of Latchford House)
  (h) Julia Rylands of Edgemount, Atrincham (b c1812, d 14.10.1892)
  m. (23.10.1835) Rev. Alfred John Morris in London (d 15.11.1868)
  (i)+ other issue - James Glazebrook (d 1810), Elizabeth (b 21.01.1811, d unm 06.12.1874), Hannah (d 1814), Hannah (b 14.05.1816, d unm 26.12.1840), Sarah (d 1825)
  (ii) Martha Rylands (b 26.06.1768, d 21.01.1796)
  m. (01.01.1795) John Walker of St. Helens (m2. Mary Watson)
  (iii)+ other issue (d unm) - John (d infant), Peter of Warrington (b 04.01.1767, d 26.07.1787), Paul of Warrington (b 12.10.1772, d 24.10.1802), Mary (d infant)
  m2. (23.06.1806) Mary (b c1759, dsp 03.01.1836, widow of William Wood of Tean)
  (B) Hannah Rylands (d infant)
  (C) Hannah Rylands (b 22.03.1736/7, d 29.10.1771)
  m. (05.03.1764) Hugh Gaskell of Upholland, Wigan
  b. John Rylands of Risley (bpt 19.03.1653-4, bur 14.11.1700)
  ii. Ralph Rylands of Culcwth (bpt 10.03.1621-2, bur 25.02.1673-4)
  m. (19.05.1644) Alice Mather
  a. Winifred Rylands
  m. (1696) Seth Pilkington of Winwick
  b.+ other issue - Alice, Mary (d infant)
  iii. Anne Rylands
  m. (10.10.1649) William Hilton
  iv.+ other issue - Peter of Culceth (bpt 12.03.1614-5, d unm bur 21.05.1678), William of Culceth (bpt 01.02.1628-9, a 1662), Elizabeth (bpt 10.02.1623-4, a 1642), Ellen (bpt 03.11.1627, d by 1642?), Alice (bpt 14.10.1632, a 1642)
  E. Elizabeth Rylands
  m. (11.02.01612-3) George Starkie of Pennington
2. Ellis Rylands of Duston & Holdenby, Northamptonshire (d c11.1619, 3rd son)
  m. Jane
  A.+ issue - William, Elizabeth
3. Humphrey Rylands of West Leigh, Lancashire (b 1560, d 1618) left "numerous issue"
  m. (1596) Elizabeth Greene
4. John Rylands of Atherton, Lancshire had issue, mentioned by Foster but not by BFR
5.+ other issue - William (d unm 09.1603, yeoman warder of the Tower of London), Randal

Main source(s): BFR ('Rylands', p516+) with some support/contradiction for the lower section from 'Pedigrees of Lancashire Families' (aka 'The County Families of England', vol 1. Lancashire) (Joseph Foster, 1873, 'Pedigree of Rylands of Warrington')
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