'Tempest01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Tempest of Bracewell, Tempest of Hertford, Tempest of Holmside, Tempest of Stella, Tempest of Studley

This family provides an interesting example of how contradictory some sources can be. Burke's Commoners and the Visitations sometimes contradict each other but sometimes we ignore both and follow the article in BLG1952 which appears to be a major effort to correct previous information.
Roger Tempest (a 1120)
1. son
2. Richard Tempest (a 1153)
  A. Roger Tempest
  m. (c1188) Alice (dau of Elias de Rilleston)
  i. Richard Tempest of Bracewell, Yorkshire (a 1222)
  m. Elena (sister of Richard de Tong)
  a. Sir Richard Tempest of Bracewell (d c1268) named John by Commoners
  (1) Sir Roger Tempest of Bracewell, lord of Waddington (d before 06.1288)
  m. Alice (d 08.03.1301/2, dau of Walter de Waddington of Waddington)
(A) Richard Tempest of Bracewell (d 29.09.1297)
  (i) Sir John Tempest of Bracewell & Waddington (b 24.08.1283, d 1359)
  BEB1841 & Commoners show this John as married to Mary, daughter of Sir Hugh Clitheroe, and father of Sir John of Bracewell and of Sir Richard. BLG1952, which shows the husband of Mary Clitheror 2 generations later, shows this John's wife as ...
  m. Margaret (or Jane) de Holand (dau of Robert de Holand, 1st Lord Holand)
  (a) Sir John Tempest of Bracewell (a 1379)
  Commoners shows this John as married to Mary Holand. BLG1952 names her ...
  m. Katherine Sherburne (a 1353, dau of Sir Robert Sherburne)
  ((1)) Sir Richard Tempest of Bracewell (b c1334, d c1386)
  m. Maria Talbot (a 1390, dau of Sir Thomas Talbot)
  ((A)) Sir Richard Tempest of Bracewell (b 1356, a 1403)
  BLG1952 identifies Sir Richard's 2 wives as Isabel (widow of John Grassus of Gemelyn) and Margaret (dau of Robert de Stainforth) but is not clear which wife mothered which child. Noting that a contributor (RS, 07.10.05) kindly advised us that, according to the IGI, Isabel Leygard was mother of at least Sir Piers and Isabel, we presume all children were by his 1st wife who was identified by Commoners as ...
  m1. Isabel Leygard (dau of Sir John Leygard, widow of John Graas of Gemelyne)
((i)) Sir Piers Tempest of Bracewell (d c1417)
  Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563/4, Tempest) shows this Piers as younger brother of the Sir William who married Elenor Washington (below) and shows Piers's wife as dau/heir of Sir Nycolas Rye. BLG1952 identifies his wife as Grace, dau of Sir Nicholas de Hebden. Commoners (vol I, Plumbe-Tempest of Yong) identifies her as ...
  m. (c1400) Grace de Hebden (dau of Sir Nicholas de Hebdon or Hebden by dau/heir of Rie, m2. Sir William Frank, m3. Thomas Darcy)
  ((a)) Sir John Tempest of Bracewell, Sheriff of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (a 1455)
  m. Alice Sherburne (dau of Sir Robert Sherburne of Stonyburst)
  ((b)) Peter Tempest
((c)) Elizabeth Tempest
  m. Sir Thomas Holland
  ((d)) Margaret Tempest
  m. (1414) Richard Banks of Bank Newton
  ((ii)) Sir Robert Tempest (d 1428)
  m. (1407) Alice Lacy (dau of John Lacy)
  ((a)) Sir Richard Tempest of Stainforth, Ribblesdale (d 02.1488/9)
  m. Mabel Strickland (dau of Walter Strickland of Sizergh)
  (((1))) Robert Tempest (dsp)
  (((2))) Dowsabella Tempest
m. Sir Thomas Darcy, Captain of Berwick, Lord (d 20.06.1538)
  ((iii)) Richard Tempest of Holmested
  ((a))+ issue - Richard (d young?), Richard, Robert
  ((iv)) John Tempest (a 06.1412)
  ((v)) Roger Tempest of Broughton (d 1467)
  m. (c1407) Catherine Gillio (dau/heir of Piers Gillio (Sir Piers Gilliot) of Broughton)
  ((a)) William Tempest of Broughton (d before 07.1490)
  m1. (c1437) Johanna Metcalfe (dau of James Metcalfe of Nappa)
  m2. Elizabeth Catterall (dau of Richard Catterall of Catterall)
  ((vi)) Isabel Tempest
  m. Laurence Hamelton
  m2. Margaret (dau of Robert de Stainforth)
  ((B))+ 2 sons and 2 daughters
  ((2)) son
((3)) Margaret or Joan Tempest
  m. James Radclyffe of The Tower (d 1410)
  (b) Sir Richard Tempest of Hertford & Studley, Sheriff of Roxburghshire and Berwickshire (d before 10.1379)
  Whilst BLG1952 shows Sir Richard as having married twice, as shown here, BEB1841 shows him as having married Isabel, daughter/heir of Sir John Graas of Studley.
  m1. (1342) Joan (dau of Sir Thomas de Hertford)
  A contributor (RS, 07.10.05) kindly reported the following connection (found on the IGI):
  ((1)) Margaret Tempest
  m. Thomas Radclyffe (d 1440)
  m2. (c1355) Isabel de Bourne (d 13.08.1421, dau/heir of Sir Thomas de Bourne of Studley by Isabel, dau/heir of Sir John le Gras of Studley)
  ((2)) John Tempest (b 1360, dsp before 16.02.1389-90)
  m. (c1388) Mary de Clitheroe (dau of Sir Hugh de Clitheroe, m2. Nicholas Gascoigne of Lasingcroft)
  ((3)) Sir William Tempest of Studely, Hertford and Trefford
  m. Eleanor/Alianora (d 02.01.1451/2, dau of Sir William de Washington)
Visitation (Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, Tempest of Bracewell and Tong) shows this William as son of Sir Richard of Bracewell by Isabella Gras. BEB1841 shows the following William as father rather than brother of Isabel and Dionysia. We follow BLG1952.
  ((A)) William Tempest of Hertford and Hetton (d 20.12.1443)
  m. (1440) Elizabeth Montgomery (dau of Sir John Montgomery)
  ((i)) John Tempest (d young before 1450)
  ((B)) Isabel or Elizabeth Tempest of Hertford and Hetton
  m. Richard Norton of Norton Conyers (d 1420)
  ((C)) Dionysia Tempest of Studely and Trefford
  m. William Malory
  BEB1841 reports that Sir William's son Rowland was by his marriage to Eleanor. Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563/4, Tempest) shows him (m. Izabell Elmeden) as Sir William's grandson, being son of an intermediary Robert (m. Elsabeth, dau of Thomas Humfreville of Holmset). BLG1952 reports that he was Sir William's natural son.
  partner unknown
  ((D)) Rowland Tempest of Holmside - continued below
  m. Isabel (dau of William de Elmdon or Elmeden by Elizabeth Umfraville)
  (c) Peter Tempest of Haweden (d 03.10.1361)
  m. Mary Douglas (dau of Sir William Douglas of Ledalsdal (Liddlesdale?))
  (ii) Sir Richard Tempest, Governor of Berwick
  m. Johanna (dau/heir of Thomas de Hertford)
  (2) son
  b. son



Rowland Tempest of Holmside - continued above
m. Isabel (dau of William de Elmdon or Elmeden by Elizabeth Umfraville)
1. Robert Tempest ancestor also of Tempests of Holmeside, Cranbrook, Brancepeth, Wynyard, etc.
  m. Anne Lambton (dau of (Thomas?) Lambton of Lambton)
  A. Rowland Tempest (dsp)
  m. Ann Roclyff (dau of Sir Edward Roclyff)
B. George Tempest
  m. Elenor Myllot (dau of Robert Myllot of Whytehill)
  C. Nicholas Tempest of Stella, Durham (d 1539)
  m. Agnes Marley (dau of John Marley of Gibside)
  i. Thomas Tempest of Stanley
  m. Elizabeth Place (dau of Rowland Place of Halnaby)
  a. Sir Nicholas Tempest, 1st Bart of Stella (Durham) (b c1553, d 26.03.1626)
  m. Isabel Lambton (dau of Robert Lambton of Lambton)
(1) Sir Thomas Tempest, 2nd Bart of Stella (d 08.1641)
  m. Troth Tempest (dau of Sir Richard Tempest of Bracewell and Bolling by Elizabeth, dau of Sir FrancesRodes)
  (A) Sir Richard Tempest, 3rd Bart of Stella (d 1662)
  m. Sarah Cambell (dau of Sir Thomas Cambell, Lord Mayor of London)
  (i) Sir Thomas Tempest, 4th Bart of Stella (b c1642, d 1692)
  m. Alice Hodgson (dau of William Hodgson of Hebburn by Margaret Haggerston)
  (a) Sir Francis Tempest, 5th Bart of Stella (d unm 1698)
  (b) Jane Tempest (d 09.09.1714)
  m. (c1700) William Widdrington, 4th Lord of Blankney (d 19.04.1743)
(c) Troth Tempest (d young)
  (B) Nicholas Tempest of Halliwell
  m. (11.12.1654) Margaret Swinburne (dau of William Swinburne of Capheaton)
  (i) Troth Tempest
  m. John Witham of Cliffe
  (ii) Olivia Tempest (bur 17.04.1716) possibly fits here
  m. John Taylor of Bifrons (b 1655, d 1729)
  (C) Thomas Tempest
  m. Jane Metham (dau of Sir Jordan Metham of Metham)
(i) Sir Nicholas Tempest, 6th Bart of Stella (b c1664, dsp 31.05.1742, 3rd son)
  m. Anne Price
  (ii)+ other issue (dsp) - Thomas, Richard
  (D) Isabel Tempest
  m. John Swinburne of Capheaton (b c1612, d 15.02.1652)
  (E) Troth Tempest
  m. John Kennet of Coxhow
(F) Catherine Tempest
  m. (1652) Bryan Salvin of Butterby (dvp 15.08.1658, son of Gerard of Croxdale)
  (G) Mary Tempest
  m. John Thornton (son of Sir Nicholas of Witton)
  (2) Isabel Tempest
  m. (30.07.1600) Sir Bertram Bulmer (b 1579, bur 06.05.1638)
  (3) Elizabeth Tempest
  m. Christopher Athye
  (4) Jane Tempest
  m. Thomas Chaytor (not Clayton) of Butterby
(5) Margaret Tempest
  m. Gilbert Errington
  (6)+ other issue (dsp) - William, Henry
  b. Rowland Tempest of Newcastle (3rd son)
  m. Barbara Calverley (dau of Thomas Calverley)
  c. Eleanor Tempest
  m. (1587) Ralph Lambton of Lambton (b c1555, d 1593)
  ii. Alice Tempest (d 1595) probably of this generation
  m1. Christopher Place
  m2. (1561) Walter Strickland of Sizergh and Thornton Briggs (b 1516, d 08.04.1569)
  m3. Thomas Boynton of Barmston
  D. Sir Thomas Tempest of Holmside
  m(1). Elizabeth Borough (dau of William Borough of Brough)
  i. Anne Tempest (d 28.04.1555)
  m. (before 01.10.1531) Sir Ralph Bulmer of Sutton (d 09.10.1558)
  E. Eleanor Tempest probably of this generation
  m. Thomas Middleton or Mydleton of Silksworth (d 1480)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 26.05.03) : BLG1952 (Tempest of Broughton) with some support from BEB1841 (Tempest of Stella), Commoners (vol I, Tempest of Broughton)
(2) For lower section (uploaded 27.06.05) : BEB1841 (Tempest of Stella) with a little input from Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563/4, Tempest)
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