'Thursby01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Thursby of Abington, Thoresby of Ashwickinge, Thuresby of Doreward's Hall, Thursby of Hanslope, Thoresby of Haveless Hall, Thoresby of Lynn Regis

Descended from Gospatrick, lord of Thoresby, living in the time of the Conquest, was the following Thomas. We hope in due course to connect the following family with that shown on Temp38 at which time we may redo this page.
Thomas or Robert Thoresby of Bramwheat (now Braithwaite), Cumberland
m. Isabel Thoresby (dau of Hugh Thoresby)
1. George Thoresby of Thoresby, Barden, Dent & Sedbergh
m. Agnes Ellerton (dau/heir of Matthew Ellerton by Catherine, dau/coheir of John Barden)
2. John Thoresby, Mayor of Lynn Regis (a 1425)
  A. Henry Thoresby, Mayor of Lynn Regis (a 1458)
  i. Robert Thoresby of Ashwycken & Hyllenden, Norfolk (d 04.11.1499)
  a. Henry Thoresby of Southacre, Norfolk (b 1476, d 11/20.09.1536)
  m. Helen Foderinghey (b 1477, dau/heir of Thomas Foderinghey or Fotheringay or Fodringhay (by Elizabeth, dau of William Doreward), son of Gerrard)
  (1) Thomas Thoresby of Ashwickinge
  m. _ Calibutt (dau of _ Calibutt (or Stavely) of Castle Acre)
  (A) Thomas Thoresby or Thursbye of Ashwickinge
  The following comes from Visitation (Norfolk, 1664, 'Thoresby').
  m. Mary Barlow of Stewings
  (i) Edmund Thoreseby of Haveles in Mintlyng
  m1. Ann Spring (dau of Robert Spring of Icklingham)
  (a) Thomas Thoreseby of Havelesse Hall (d before 20.06.1652)
  m. Christian Harrison of Lincolnshire
  ((1)) Thomas Thoreseby of Havelesse Hall (d before 03.08.1680)
  m. Jane Fowler (dau/coheir of George Fowler of Bromhill & Holthouse)
  ((A)) William Thoreseby (dsp 1722)
  ((B)) Frances Thoreseby
  ((C)) Anne Thoreseby
  m. _ Harris of London
  ((2)) Ann Thoreseby
  m1. Robert March
m2. Thomas Crick
  ((3)) Susan Thoreseby
  m. Charles Whaites
  ((4))+ other issue - Robert, Edmund, Mary, Theodosia, Katherine
  (b)+ other issue - Robert (had issue), Richard (had issue)
  m2. Jane Astley (dau of Thomas Astley)
  (d) Francis Thoreseby
m. Bridget Walpole (dau of John Walpole) ## see here ##
  ((1))+ issue - William, Francis (dsp before 24.07.1701)
  m3. Susan Jermyn (dau of Edmund Jermyn)
  (e) Edmund Thoreseby
  m. Jane Astley (dau of Isaac Astley)
  (ii)+ other issue - Francis (dsp by 1608), Thomas, Wingfield
  Commoners reports that Henry, father of Thomas, was succeeded by his grandson Thomas (father of Edward who married Mary Bedingfeld) but Visitation (Essex) shows that the father of Edward was Thomas's brother ...
  (B) Henry Thoresby or Thursbye of Ashwickinge generation omitted by Baker
  (i) Edward Thursbye of Doreward's Hall in Bocking, Essex
  m. Mary (or Margaret) Bedingfeld (dau of Phillip Bedingfeld or Beddingfield)
(a) Christopher Thursbye of Durward's Hall - continued below
  m. Ethelred (Awdrey) Timperley (dau of Nicholas Timperley or Tymperley of Hincklesham)
  (b) Edward Thursbye of Gosfilde ancestor of Thursbys of Braintree & Ravenhall
  m. Joyce Chapman (dau/coheir of Peter Chapman of Tripplowe or Tipplow)
  ((1)) Richard Thursbye of Braintree (2nd son)
  m. Sara Brock (dau of William Brock of Much Leys)
  ((2))+ issue - Edward of Rivenhall, Jane, Rachell
  (c) Anne Thursbye
  m. William Jenney of Cressingham
  (d) Philippa Thursbye
  m. John St. John of Hatfield Peverel
  (e) Catherine Thursbye
m. Rev. John Smith of Southacre
  (f) Mary Thursbye
  m. Richard or Ryce Gwynne of Fowlsham
  (g) Elizabeth Thursbye
  m. Edward Dennis of Bath
  (h)+ other issue (dsp) - John, Edward
  (2) Christopher Thoresby
  ii. Thomas Thoresby, Mayor of Lynn (d 09.08.1510)
  a. Thomas Thoresby of Havelois (d before 13.02.1543-4)
  m. Ann
  (1) Mary Thoresby
  m. Geoffrey Cobbys (Cobbe)
  (2)+ other issue - Edmund, Francis (a 1543)
  b. Elizabeth Thoresby
  m. Thomas Guybon
  c. Ellen Thoresby
  d. Beatrice Thoresby
  m. William Coningsby
  e. Margaret Thoresby
  m. Francis Mondeford
  f. Margery Thoresby
  m. _ Grindell
  iii. Beatrix Thoresby
  m. John Fincham (d 1496)
3.+ other issue - Miles, Hugh



Christopher Thursbye of Durward's Hall - continued above
m. Ethelred (Awdrey) Timperley (dau of Nicholas Timperley or Tymperley of Hincklesham or Hintlesham)
1. William Thursby of Witham (Essex), last of Durward's Hall (d 1636)
  m. Elizabeth Pert (dau of William Pert of Arnolds in Montnessinge (of Frier Barnet))
  A. Christopher Thursby of Castor, Northamptonshire (b c1604, bur 20.07.1690) the first mentioned by BLG1952
  m1. (1627) Jane Nevill (d 1632, dau of Sir Thomas Smith, later Nevill of Holt)
i. William Thursby of Abington (b c1630, dsps bur 13.02.1700-1, judge)
  m1. Catherine Fleming (dau of Thomas Fleming of Fotheringhay Park)
  a. Thomas Thursby (d infant)
  m2. (1663) Audrey Brownlow (bur 11.07.1704, dau of Sir William Brownlow, Bart)
  ii. Nevill Thursby (dsp)
  m2. (c11.1633) Elizabeth Dove (bur 07.11.1653, dau of Sir William Dove of Upton)
iii. Thomas Thursby of London (bpt 02.05.1639, d before 30.12.1684)
  m. (c05.1666) Mary Jefferson of Southwark
  a. Thomas Thursby (b c1671, d 1700)
  b. Mary Thursby
  m. (10.02.1699) Robert Harvey of Stockton (d 24.01.1725-6)
  Their son inherited Abington and assumed the name Thursby.
  iv. Downhall Thursby of Hanslope (bpt 05.10.1640, d 18.12.1706)
  a. Richard Thursby of Hanslope and Abington (b 1666, d 24.05.1736)
  BLG1952 identifies Richard's 1st wife as Elizabeth Saville, sister of 1st Marquess of Halifax. The dates for that look unconvincing. A contributor (Z/ST, 26.07.07) kindly advised us that, except that Visitation & Baker confused the issue by describing her brother as 2nd Earl rather than 1st Earl, Commoners + Visitation (Northamptonshire) + Baker were correct in identfying her as ...
  m1. (20.01.1700) Elizabeth Montagu (b 1681, d 09.11.1706, dau of Edward Montagu (by Elizabeth Pelham), sister of George, 1st Earl of Halifax)
  (1) Lucy Thursby (bpt 19.01.1701-2, dvp)
  m. (1718) Sir Joseph Alston (dsp)
  m2. (sp(s)) ?? (a 1736)
  b. William Thursby (b c1669, dvp 1700)
v. John Thursby of London (bpt 13.04.1642, a 1682)
  m. Jane Goad (bur 06.09.1733, dau of Dr. _ Goad)
  a. William Thursby of Abington, Sheriff of Northamptonshire (dsp 27.03.1730)
  b. Jane Thursby (b c1677)
  m. William Dixon of London
  c.+ other issue - Sarah, Anne, Penelope
  vi. Elizabeth Thursby (bpt 29.08.1636)
  m1. Henry Robinson of Longthorp & Whaplode
  a. Mary Robinson (b c1666)
  m. (02.06.1685) Sir William Meredith, Bart of Henbury (b 06.12.1665, bur 19.01.1752)
  m2. John Hake of Tangiers
  vii. Frances Thursby (bpt 08.05.1643, d 05.07.1683)
  m. Thomas Jackson of Duddington (d 1694)
  viii.+ other issue (d unm) - Christopher (bpt 04.08.1635), Henry (bpt 05.12.1645), Charles (bpt 01.01.1648, a 1681)
  B. Elizabeth Thursby
  m. Thomas Freshwater of Witham
  C. Anne Thursby
  m. John Wright of London
  D. Penelope Thursby
  m. Francis Perkins
  E. Mary Thursby
  m. Thomas Jackson of Witham
  F. Sarah Thursby
  m. Thomas Barker of Witham
  G.+ other issue (d unm) - William, Edward, Tindall, John
2. Henry Thursby
  m. Elizabeth French
3. Edward Thursby (4th son)
  m. Jacomin Edwards of London
4. Ann Thursby
  m. Robert Sparrow of Chevely
5. Catherin Thursby
  m. Thomas Fryer of Stansfield
6.+ other issue - John, Mary (nun)

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 1, 'Thursby of Abington', p318+), Visitation (Essex, 1558+1612+1634, 'Thursby, Thoresby'), 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton' (George Baker, vol 1, 1830, 'Harvey-Thursby of Abington', p11) with input/support for the upper section from MGH (NS4 vol 4 (1912), 'Thoresby of Lynn', p138+) and, for lower section, from Visitation (Northamptonshire, 1681, 'Thursby of Abington') with a little support from BLG1952 ('Thursby of Culverlands')
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