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Families covered: Smith of Edmonthorpe, Smith of Husband's Hosworth, Smith of Weald Hall, Smith (Heriz) of Withcock (Withcote)

This page was originally based on Visitation & BEB1841. It was reworked on/before 26.10.20 using Muskett and again on 20.02.23 using Nichols, who added the first few generations.
Thomas Heriz
1. Thomas Heriz
A. William Heriz
  i. Laurence Heriz
  m. _ Newbold (dau of John Newbold)
  a. William Smith or Heriz/Harris of Withcote (Withcock), Leicestershire (d 1512) the first mentioned by Muskett
  m. Catharine Ashby (dau of William Ashby of Losesby, m2. Roger Ratcliffe)
  (1) John Smith alias Harris of Withcock (Withcottes or Withcooks) (d 1545-6) the first mentioned by Visitation
  m. Dorothy Cave (dau of Richard Cave of Stamford, m2. Henry Poole)
  John & Dorothy's children are shown in the order obtained from Visitation & Muskett. Nichols shows the sons in the following order: Roger, Francis, Erasmus, Ambrose, Clement, William, Anthony, Robert, Henry, George.
  (A) Roger Smith of Withcock (Withcote), Sheriff of Leicestershire (d 1603)
  m. Frances Griffin (dau of Sir Thomas Griffin of Dingley)
  (i) Bridget Smith
  m1. Simon Norwich of Brampton
  m2. Edmund Sandes
(ii) Frances Smith
  m. Thomas Sturton of Sturton (Stourton of Stourton)
  (ii) Jane Smith
  m. John Melley of London (grocer)
  (B) Francis Smith
  (i) Roger Smith
  m. _ Woodcock
  (ii) Francis Smith
(iii) Edward Smith
  m. Dorothy Smith (dau of Anthony Smith) @@ below
  (iv) Margaret Smith
  m. _ Ives
  (C) Erasmus Smith of Somerby, 1st of Husband's Bosworth (Leicestershire) (a 1565)
  This line is supported by BEB1841 for which, other than to identify him as 3rd son of John of Withcock, Erasmus is the first mentioned. BEB1841 identifies the arms of this branch of the family as "Gu. on a chev. or, between three bezants as many crosses pattée fitchée sa."
  m1. _ Bydd or Baiard) (relict of _ Wye)
(i) Sir Roger Smith of Husband's Bosworth & Edmonthorpe (b c1571, d 1655, 3rd son)
  m1. Jane Heron (d 1599, sister (not dau) of Sir Edward Heron)
  (a) Edward Smith (dvp 1632)
  m. Elizabeth Heron (dau of Sir Edward Heron of Cressy Hall)
  ((1)) Roger Smith (b c16247, d 1646)
  ((2)) Sir Edward Smith, Sheriff of Leicestershire, 1st Bart of Edmonthorpe (d 06.09.1707)
  m1. Constantia Spencer (dau of Sir William Spencer, Bart of Yanton)
  ((A)) Sir Edward Smith, 2nd Bart of Edmonthorpe (b c1654, dsps 15.02.1720/1)
  m. Olivia Pepys (dau of Thomas Pepys of Merton Abbey)
  ((i)) Edward Smith (b 22.04.1691, d 22.04.1703)
((B)) Constantia Smith (d 1685)
  m. Thomas Smith of Snitterton
  ((i)) Constantia Smith (d 1686)
  ((C))+ other issue - William (d 1677), Henry (d 1698), Erasmus (dsp)
  m2. (sp) Frances Marwood (dau of Sir George Marwood of Busby, relict of Sir Richard Weston)
  m3. (sp) Bridget (widow of Richard Baylis of Woodford)
  (b) Jane Smith
m2. Anna Goodman (b c1576, d 1652, dau of Thomas Goodman of London)
  (c) Erasmus Smith of Weald Hall, Essex (b c1610, a 1683, 2nd son of this marriage)
  m. Mary Hare (dau of Hugh Hare, Lord Coleraine)
  ((1)) Hugh Smith of Weald Hall, Sheriff of Essex (b c1672, d 1745, 4th son)
  m. Dorothy Barrett-Lennard (dau of Dacre Barrett-Lennard of Belhouse)
  ((A)) Dorothy Smith (d 1756)
  m. (1746) John Barry (son of James, 4th Earl of Barrymore)
  ((B)) Lucy Smith (d 07.02.1759)
  m. (17.03.1746-7) James Stanley-Smith, 'Lord Strange' (b 07.01.1716-7, dvp 01.06.1771)
  ((2)) Elizabeth Smith
  m. _ Bourne of Enfield
  ((3)) Arone Smith
  m. Henry Kirkham of Finshade
  ((4))+ other issue (dsp) - Erasmus, Samuel, Roger, Montague, Henry, Constance (d unm)
  (d) Roger Smith of Frolesworth (b c1513, d c1667 in London)
  m. Anna Cotton (b c1621, d 1706-7, dau of Thomas Cotton of Langton (Laughton))
  ((1)) Roger Smith of Frolesworth
  m. Frances Bradgate (b c1655, d 1729, dau of Thomas Bradgate of Ullesthorpe)
  ((A)) Roger Smith (b c1673, d 1736, rector of Husbands Bosworth)
  m. Judith Tomlinson (b c1682, d 1714)
  ((i)) Edward Smith of Edmondthorpe (b c1705, d 1762)
  m. Margaret Horsman (b c1708, d 1780, dau of Edward Horsman of Stretton)
  ((a)) Edward Smith (d 1731-2)
  ((ii)) Elizabeth Smith
  m. Thomas Legg of Liverpool
  ((iii))+ other issue -+ John (d young), Judith, Olivia, Constance, Anne (m. ??)
  ((B)) Thomas Smith (vicar of Billesdon, youngest son)
  m. Arabella Norwich (dau of Erasmus Norwich of Brampton)
  ((i)) Charles Smith of Brenwood
  m. Philis Gore
  ((a)) Phillis Smith (a 1753)
  ((ii)) Catharine Smith
  ((C)) Mary Smith
  m. William Collins of Shenstone
  ((i))+ issue - John, William, Catharine
((D))+ other issue - Edward of London (d unm), Anne (d before 1683), Dorothy (d before 1683), Anne (d before 1683), Olivia, Grace
  ((2))+ other issue - Erasmus (d before 1683), Edward of London (b c1655, a 1683), John (b c1657, d 24.06.1726, Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Scotland), Eras,is (d before 1683), Thomas (b c1664, a 1683)
  (e) Anna Smith
  m. Sir John Norwich, Bart of Brampton (b 14.09.1612, d 10.1661)
  (f) Mary or Jane Smith
  m. (sp) Sir William Dudley, Bart
  (f)+ other issue - John (d unm), Henry (d 1640), John, Jane, Dorothy
  Nichols reports that, apart from the above-named children, there were 14 other sons & daughters.
Possibly of this generation, perhaps either Edward of Erasmus (as explained in the continuation), or (perhaps more likely a generation later? so perhaps one of the "14 other sons and daughter" just above?), was ...
  (g) ?? Smith
(ii) Lucy Smith probably of this generation
  m. John Gobard or Gobart of Coventry (a 1620)
  (iii)+ other issue - Henry (b c1559, dsp 1593, rector of St. Clements), James of Kelmarsh (a 1618)
  m2. Margery or Margaret Cecil (sister (not dau) of William Cecil, Lord Burleigh, relict of Roger Cave)
  Nichols & BEB1841 identify Erasmus's 2nd wife as Margery, daughter of William Cecil, Lord Burleigh, relict of Roger Cave. However, Roger Cave's wife was Lord Burleigh's sister (which is as reported by Visitation).
  (D) Anthony Smith of Kent (a 1568)
  (i) Dorothy Smith
  m. Edward Smith @@ above
  (E) Ambrose Smith of London, later of (Withcock (Withcote) (d c21.06.1584)
  m. Joane Coo (d 30.04.1601, dau of John Coo of Coggeshall (Cooe or Coe of Coxall))
  (F) George Smith of Withcottes (Withcock) (youngest son)
  m. Mary Allen (dau of William Allen of Marfield)
  (i) Humphrey Smith of London (grocer)v
  m. Anne Bowles (dau of (Sir) George Bowles, alderman of London)
  (a)+ issue - George, Humphrey, John, Thomas (b 1614)
  (ii) Robert Smith
  m. _ Peper/Pepper
  (iii) Joyce Smith
  m. John Ingell/Ingall of Essex
  (iv) Elizabeth Smith
  m. John Hall of Northamptonshire
  (v) Anne Smith
  m. Sherington Montgomerie of Sherington (Buckinghamshire)
  (vii) Dorothy Smith
  m. Thomas Arwaker of Essex
  (vii)+ other issue (dsp) - John, Erasmus
  (G) Margaret (Margery) Smith
  m. Gilbert Berry of Lincolnshire identified by Nichols as William Bery of Leicestershire
  (H)+ other issue - Clement of Oakham (had issue), William (a 1558, dsp?), Robert of Groby, Henry

Main source(s): 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 2, part 1, 1795, 'Pedigree of Smith, alias Heriz of Withcock', p184+) with input/support from Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, 'Smith al's Harris') with input/support from BEB1841 ('Smith of Edmonthorpe') and a little from 'Suffolk Manorial Families' (Joseph James Muskett, 'Edited with extensive additions', vol 1, 1900, 'Smith of Kilburn', p249)
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