'Sparke1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Sparke of Chester, Sparke of Plymouth

Visitation (Cheshire, 1663) identifies the arms of the following family as "Checky or and vert, a bend ermine".
William Sparke of Aston, Flintshire
1. Thomas Sparke of Shotton, Flintshire
  m. Jane Millington
  A. John Sparke of Chester (a 1613, d 29.12.1639)
  m. (c1587) Ann Cotes (d 06.12.1639, dau/heir of Alexander Cotes of Chester)
i. William Sparke, Sheriff then Mayor of Chester (d 12.01.1658/9)
  m. (c01.1606-7) Margaret Wright (dau of George Wright of Holt)
  a. John Sparke of Chester (bpt 28.03.1608, dvp before 30.12.1639)
  m. (27.06.1632) Mary Lloyd (dau of Humphrey Lloyd, alderman of Chester)
  (1) John Sparke of Chester (bpt 20.08.1635, d 11.07.1709)
  m. (29.09.1655) Thomasine Dod (bpt 07.10.1627, dau of Thomas Dod of Shocklach)
  (A) Mary Sparke (d 20.11.1739)
m. (12.05.1691) Lawrence Wood (b c1647, d 13.07.1710, Vicar in Chester)
  (i)+ issue - Mary (bpt 09.01.1691), Frances (bpt 13.04.1693), Anne (bpt 11.047.1695, bur 11.05.1701)
  One of these (or another sister) married _ Adams.
  (B)+ other issue - John (b 13.08.1656, d before 1709), Thomas (b 10.10.1664, d 22.03.1716), Mary (b 27.04.1658, d 13.11.1672)
  (2)+ other issue - Anne, Mary
  b. Anne Sparke (bpt 29.03.1609, d before 1659)
  m. (15.01.1629/30) Daniell Greatbatch (Greatebach or Graybach) of Eccleston (d before 02.05.1678)
  (1) Susan Graybach probably of this generation
  m. Henry Bennett, Sheriff then Mayor of Chester (bpt 10.10.1647, d 1716)
  c. Margaret Sparke
  m. (08.12.1636) William Jones
  d. Alice Sparke (bpt 10.07.1611, a 1658)
  m. (before 1658) John Leonard
  e. Martha Sparke (a 1658)
  m. (24.12.1634) Richard Taylor
  f. Ellinor Sparke (a 1658)
  m. (before 1658) (William?) Emonson



Vivian gives the same arms for the following family as are given for the family above, indicating that they were probably a cadet branch of the above.
John Spearke or Sparke ("who came from Nantwich in Com. Chester & lived in Plimpton St. Mawrice in Com. Devon")
m. Jane Moore of Devon (bur 31.08.1598)
1. John Sparke of Plymouth (bur 29.08.1603, youngest son)
m. Julian Cock (bur 29.12.1583, dau/heir of Grigorie Cock of Plymouth)
  A. John Sparke of Plymouth (bur 20.03.1639-40)
  m. (28.10.1620) Deborah Rashleygh (dau of John Rashleygh of Foye)
  i. Jonathan Sparke (2nd son)
  m. (23.08.1631) Mary Basset
  a. John Sparke 'of Plymouth' (bpt 27.08.1636) had issue
  m. (c10.1663) Mary Carew (dau of Sir Alexander Carew, Bart)
  b. Jonathan Sparke (bpt 29.12.1639)
  m. Deborah (bur 05.06.1676)
  c.+ other issue - Deborah (bpt 22.07.1638, bur 21.07.1640), Mary (bpt 15.12.1641, bur 05.01.1641-2), Mary (bpt 06.06.1648, bur 04.01.1665-6)
  ii. William Sparke had issue
m. (06.05.1632) Gertrude Fortescue
  iii. Mary Sparke
  m. (25.08.1630) Hender Molesworth of Egloshayle
  iv.+ other issue - John (b c1612, bur 03.1633), Julyan, Deborah (bur 06.11.1637), Alice (a 1640)
  B. Judith Sparke
  m. John Clement of Plymouth
  C. Mary Sparke
  m. Nicholas Putt of Allington
  D. Jane Sparke
  m. Thomas Crampporn of Plymouth
  E.+ other issue - Grigorie, Joane (bpt 30.06.1583, a 1640, d unm?)
2.+ other issue - Thomas, Richard, John

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : a schedule kindly provided by one of our regular contributors (CV, 14.03.20) based on Visititation (Cheshire, 1613 & 1663, 'Sparke of Chester') with sundry input
(2) For lower section (first uploaded to SZmisc18 on 18.06.18) : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Sparke of Plymouth', p856 (in Addenda))
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