'Stephens01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Stephens of Eastington, Stephens of Leicester, Stephens of Over Lypiatt (Lipiate), Stephens of Sodbury

Henry Stephens of Frocester, Gloucestershire (d before 06.03.1552)
m. _ Lugg (d 1552, dau/coheir of Edward Lugg of Herefordshire)
1. Edward Stephens of Eastington, Gloucestershire (d 22.10.1587)
  Whilst BEB1841 & BLG1886 suggest that Edward bought Eastington, VCH (Gloucestershire, vol 10, 'Eastington: Manors and other estates') reports that he succeeded his brother Richard who bought "the chief house and site of Eastington manor" from the Stafford family.
  m. Jane Fowler (d 1587, dau of Richard Fowler of Stonehouse)
A. Richard Stephens of Eastington (d 1599)
  m(1). Margaret St. Loe (dau of Edward St. Loe of Knighton)
  i. Nathaniel Stephens of Eastington (b 19.05.1589, d 22.05.1660, MP)
  Some details on Nathaniel come from HoP ('Nathaniel Stephens'). The information on the continuation of Eastington in the family comes from VCH (reference as above).
  m. (by 1617) Catherine Beale (dau of Robert Beale of Barnes, Clerk of the Council)
a. Richard Stephens of Eastington (d 1678, 2nd son)
  m. Anne Cholmley (dau of Sir Hugh Cholmley, 1st Bart of Whitby) mother of Anne, presumed also of ...
  (1) Nathaniel Stephens of Eastington (d 1732)
  m. Elizabeth (d c1742)
  (A) Richard Stephens of Eastington (d c1770)
  (B) Nathaniel Stephens, later of Eastington (d 1776)
  (C) Robert Stephens, later of Eastington (d 1777, Rev.)
  (D) Henry Stephens, later of Eastington (d 1784)
  VCH identifies Henry's wife as Anne (d 1801). This appears to be ...
m. Anne Huntley (bpt 09.1718, dau of Rev. Richard Huntley of Boxwell)
  (E) Nathaniel Stephens, later of Eastington (d 1776)
  (2) daughter
  m. _ Willis
  (A) Henry Willis, later Stephens of Eastington (a 1806, dspms?)
  (3) Anne Stephens (b c1662, d 12.07.1722) probably of this generation
  m. (c02.1684/5) Sir Charles Pye of Hone & Clifton Camvile, 2nd Bart (b c1661, d 12.02.1720/1)
  b . Margaret Stephens probably of this generation
  m. (07.08.1638) Sir John Fitzjames of Leweston (b 31.12.1619, d 21.06.1670, MP, Colonel)
  c. Abigail Stephens probably of this generation
  m. Sir Edward Harley of Brampton Castle (bpt 21.10.1624, d 08.12.1700, Colonel)
  d.+ other issue (a 1623) - Henry (b c1617), Robert, Catherine, Edith
  Visitation names Henry, Richard, Robert, Catherine, Edith. HoP reports that Nathaniel had 3 sons (1 dvp - probably Henry?) and 6 daughters (2 dvp).
  ii. Abigail Stephens
  m. William Hill of London
  iii. Sara Stephens
  m. John Gyles of London
B. James Stephens of Eastington (d 19.02/10.1590) had issue
  m. Catherine Browning (dau of Richard Browning of Coley)
  C. Thomas (or John) Stephens of Over Lipiate, Gloucestershire (b 1557-8, d 26.04.1613, Attorney General) shown by Visitation as 2nd son
  Named Thomas by BEB1841, Visitation & HoP but John by BLG1886.
  m. Elizabeth Stone (dau/(co)heir of John Stone of Over Lipiate)
  i. Edward Stephens of Little Sodbury, Sheriff of Gloucestershire (b 23.04.1597, d c1661, MP)
  BEB1841 suggests that Edward b 1590, d c1670. The dates we show come from HoP ('Edward Stephens').
  m. (by 1619) Anne Crewe (dau of Sir Thomas Crewe of Stene, sister of 1st Lord Crewe)
  a. Sir Thomas Stephens of Sodbury (b c1619, a 1681)
  m. Catherine Coombes (dau of W. Coombes of Stratford-upon-Avon)
  b.+ other issue (a 1623, dvp?) - John, Edward
ii. John (or Thomas) Stephens of Lypiatt (b 26.09.1603,d 04.08.1679, Serjeant-at-law, MP)
  Named Thomas by BEB1841 but John by BLG1886 & HoP.
  m1. (11.07.1630, sp) Mary Ram (dau of George Ram of Great Braxted)
  m2. (22.02.1631) Grace Browne (dau of John Browne of Frampton)
  a. daughter
m3. (30.05.1636) Anne Moulson (dau of John Mouslon of Hargrave, sister/coheir of Thomas)
  b. Thomas Stephens of Lypiatt, Sheriff of Gloucestershire (b c1639, d 1708, MP)
  m. (c05.1662) Anne Child (dau of Thomas Child of Northwick)
  (1) Thomas Stephens of Lypiatt (b 1675?, d 24.02.1720, MP)
  m. (before 1699) Anne Neale (dau of John Neale of Dean)
  (A)+ 2 sons and 4 daughters
  (2) Hester Stephens probably of this generation
  m. John Neale of Dean (b 1648)
  (3)+ 3 sons and 2 daughters
  c. daughter possibly the Anne who married ...
  m. John Delabere of Southam (b c1640, a 06.1682)
d.+ other issue - Thomas (a 1695, MP), 3 sons (dvp)
  m4. Hester Barnes (dau of Thomas Barnes of Aldborough Hatch, sister/coheir of James)
  iii. Nathaniel Stephens of Horton & Cherington, Gloucestershire
  m. Elizabeth Tiringham (dau/heir of Robert Tiringham or Tyringham of Weston-upon-Pavell & Barkby)
  a. Edward Stephens of Alderley, Horton & Cherington (bpt 25.07.1633) had issue
  m. Mary Raynsford (dau of John Raynsford of Staverton, brother of Lord Chief Justice Sir Richard)
  b. Tyringham Stephens (b 16.05.1635, bur 21.06.1710, archdeacon of Leicester)
  m1. Isabel Ryson (d c1668, dau of George Rayson of Leicester)
  (1) Elizabeth Stephens
  m2. Millicent Inge (d 23.11.1731, dau of William Inge of Thorpe Constantine by Elizabeth, dau/heir of Thomas Tunsted of Tunsted)
  (2) Thomas Stephens (b 10.12.1679, d 02.01.1767, 3rd son)
  BEB1841 suggests that Thomas dsp but BLG1886 shows that he had the following family.
  m. Hannah Ward (dau of Francis Ward of Leicester)
  (A) John Stephens of St. Martin's, Leicester (b 10.01.1707, d 15.11.1782)
m. Elizabeth Barfoot (dau of John Barfoot of Evington)
  (i) Thomas Stephens (b 14.05.1736, dsp 29.01.1799, 2nd son)
  m. _ Dell (dau of _ Dell of Hall, Yorkshire)
  (ii) Richard Stephens (b 28.06.1745, d 11.08.1810, 4th son)
  m. Alice Lettice (dau of Rev. John Lettice of Boscate & Strixton)
  (a) John Stephens of St. Martin's (b 23.05.1775, d 11.1823) had issue
  m. Maria Ruding (dau of Walter Ruding of Westcoates Hall)
  (b) Richard Stephens (b 29.03.1785, d 31.05.1871, vicar of Belgrave-cum-Birstall) had issue
  m. (07.01.1819) Emily Anne de Sievrac of Creuse, near Toulouse
  (c) Elizabeth Stephens (d 1846)
  m. Samuel Bankhart
  (d) Alice Stephens (d 14.02.1780)
  (e) Ann Stephens (dsp 04.09.1845)
  m. John Caldecott of Holbrook Grange & Lawford
  (f) Alice Stephens (d 10.1866)
  m. Henry Greene of Upton Snodsbury (rector of All Saints, Bristol)
  (iii)+ other issue (dsp) - John (b 12.12.1733, d 07.03.1808), William (b 10.1737, d 16.02.1760)
  (B) Thomas Stephens (b 11.07.1710)
  m. Hannah Garrett
  (i) Elizabeth Stephens
  m. T. Lockwood
  (ii) Anne Stephens (b 15.02.1753)
  m. R. Kirkwall of Cosby
  (iii)+ other issue - Mary, Sarah (b 11.02.1746)
  (C) Elizabeth Stephens (b 11.06.1700)
  m. _ Meares of Leicester
  (D) Hannah Stephens (b 09.12.1703)
  m. J. Cape of London
  (E) Mary Stephens (b 04.10.1706)
  m. Lawrence Reade of Leicester
  (F) Anne Stephens
  m. _ Baddeley of Dudley
  (3) Nathaniel Stephens (b 1679, d 28.04.1730, rector of Alphamstone (Essex))
  m. (25.05.1709) Ellis Deane (d 1762, dau of Philip Deane of Harwich)
  (A) Sir Philip Stephens of St. Faith's & Horseford or Horsford (Norfolk) & Fulham (Middlesex), Bart (b 11.10.1728, d unm 20.11.1809, MP, youngest son)
  (B) Millicent Stephens (b 1715, d 1736)
  m. William Howe of Mislethorne (Mistley Thorns, Essex, son of Leonard of Wickham Brook)
  (i) Philip Howe (a 1795, Captain, 4h son) had issue
  m. Mary Anne Tongue of Gilbraltar (a 1795)
  (ii) Millicent Howe
  m1. Thomas Wilkinson (Captain RN)
  m2. Gabriel Mathias of Scotland Yard, Middlesex
(iii)+ other issue - William (d unm 1760, Captain RN), Tyringham (dsp 1783, Post Captain RN), Nathaniel (d young), Stephen (b 10.03.1759, d unm 09.07.1790, Lt. Colonel), Grace (a 1795)
  (C)+ other issue (d unm) - Tyringham (b 20.03.1713, d 18.02.1768), Nathaniel (b 13.10.1721, d 23.03.1747, Captain RN), Ellis (b 22.02.1709, d 04.08.1710), Grace (b 05.08.1719, d 14.03.1783)
  (4) Jane Stephens
  m. Thomas Foxon
  (5)+ other issue - Tyringham (b 30.04.1672, dsp 06.1710), Walter (b 27.02.1675, dsp), Richard (dsp 1745)
  iv. Mary Stephens mentioned by Visitation
  m. Thomas Shelley (son/heir(?) of Henry of Pacham)
  v. Elizabeth Stephens mentioned by BLG1886
  m. Samuel Codrington of Dodington
  D. Margeria Stephens
  m. John Parker of Barnwood
  E.+ 2 daughters
2. Richard Stephens of Eastington (d 1577)
  Visitation mentions a Richard of this generation as of the Middle Temple. See the note at the top of the page on his brother Edward.
3.+ other issue

Main source(s): BEB1841 (Stephens of St. Faith's), BLG1886 (Stephens of Eastington) with some input/support from Visitation (Gloucestershire, 1623, Stephens) and as noted above
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