Unett1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Unett of Castle Frome, Unett of Freen's Court, Unett of The Woodlands

                               
BLG1847 & BLG1863 report that "This family ... is supposed to have come over to England with William the Conqueror. At an early period, it separated into two branches one of which settled in Staffordshire (being that from which the family of The Woodlands descended) and the other at Ledbury, and Catle Frome, in Herefordshire, where the Unetts were of considerable consequence and distinction, and had larges estates. Castle Froom came to the family" by the following marriage.
John Unett (a temp Henry VI who r. 1422-1461)
m. Elizabeth Brace, heiress of Castle Froom (dau of _ Brace by Margaret, dau of Sir William Devereux of Castle Froom by (the heiress) Elizabeth Clodsal)
1. Rowland Unett of Castle Froom, Herefordshire
  m. _ Hereford of Sutton
  A. Rowland Unett of Castle Froom
  m. Joan Parry (dau of Thomas Parry of Poston)
  i. William Unett of Castle Froom
  m. Margary Jones (dau of Henry Jones of Maynston)
  a. William Unett of Castle Froom, Sheriff of Herefordshire (d 22.08.1624)
  m1. ??
  m2. Anne Elton (dau of Ambrose Elton)
  (1) Francis Unett of Castle Froom (d 05.06.1656)
  m. Sarah Nicholetts (d 15.04.1659, dau of William Nicholetts of Hopton Sollars)
  (A) Francis Unett
  BLG1847 names Francis as the eldest son but neither it nor BLG1863 follows his line. The following comes from cross-references from elsewhere in the database.
(i) ?? Unett presumed intervening generation
  (a) Robert Unett of Castle Frome
  Although there may have been more than one generation of Roberts, it looks as though there might have been just one Robert who married three times, as shown below. The names of Mary Brydges's daughters are given on Commoners (vol 4, 'Brydges of Tiberton Court', p555).
  m1/2. (04.03.1689) Elizabeth Scudamore (dau of John Scudamore of Kentchurch)
  m2/1. Mary Brydges (dau of Francis Brydges of Tyberton Court (who b 1661, d 1727))
  ((1)) Elizabeth Unett (dsp)
  m. T(homas) Foley of Stoke Edith (d 03.04.1749)
  ((2)) Francis Unett
m. Richard Foley
  m3. Catherine Yate (b c1673, dau of Rice Yate of Bromesberrow & Lungardern, widow of Robert Dobyns who d 1713)
  (B) John Unett 'of Sutton Frene' (3rd son) this line followed by BLG1847 & BLG863
  m. Frances Lingen (dau of Sir Henry Lingen of Stoke Edith)
  (i) John Unett
  m. _ Chamberlain
  (a) Henry Unett of Freen's Court
m. Letitia Bailey (dau of Charles Bailey of Broadwood Hall)
  ((1)) Henry Unett of Freen's Court
  m. Jane Lingen (dau of William Lingen of Sutton)
  ((A)) Henry Unett of Freen's Court & Marden (b 01.07.1789, d 04.08.1854) had issue
  m. (23.03.1818) Mary Lechmere (dau of Edwin Sandys Lechmere of Herefordshire)
  ((B)) William Unett (b 22.11.1795) had issue (1 dau)
  m. (12.1822) Selina Elizabeth Kennedy (dau of John Kennedy of Cultra)
  ((C)) Charlotte Unett
  m. (10.1806) William Chute Gwinnett of Penline Castle & Wistaston Court
  ((D)) Ursula Unett
  m. (16.10.1820) Henry Wise Coates of New Romney
  ((E))+ other issue - Jane (d unm 08.1836), Letitia
  ((2))+ other issue - Charles Bailey, Letitia
  (b)+ other issue - Robert, Thomas, Mary
  (ii)+ other issue - Lingen, Francis
  (C)+ other issue - Richard, William, Nicholetts, Thomas (d young?), Thomas, Edward, Sara, Anna, Rebecca
  ii.+ other issue

 

 

William Unett of the Close of Lichfield (merchant of the Staple)
m. Alice
1. Philip Unett (2nd son)
  A. George Unett (b 1659, d 1714)
  m. Anne Wilkes of Willenhall (sister of the learned historian)
  i. Richard Unett (b 1702, d 1739)
  m. Sarah Gomery (dau of Thomas Gomery of Tenbury)
  a. Thomas Unett (b 1731, d 1785, rector of Coppenhall)
  m. (1760) Frances Godwin (dau of William Godwin of Stafford)
  (1) John Wilkes Unett of The Woodlands, Harborne, Staffordshire (b 1770, d 12.11.1856, 3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Unett (d 19.05.1860, dau/coheir of Thomas Unett of Stone)
  (A) John Unett of Filey, Yorkshire (b 02.04.1799) had issue
m. (19.02.1835) Caroline Pidcock (d 04.09.1847, dau of John Pidcock)
  (B) Thomas Unett (b 12.11.1800, d Redan 08.09.1855) had issue
  m. Maryanne Ditmas (dau of Captain _ Ditmas of Beverley)
  (C) George Unett of Castell Frome, Warwickshire (b 21.06.1809, d 1811) had issue
  m. (03.08.1843) Elizabeth Frances Letitia Unett (b 04.01.1826, dau/coheir of Henry Unett of Freen's Court)
  (D) Laetitia Unett (d 1853/4)
  m. (10.1836) Lodge Morres Murray Prior
  (E)+ other issue - Richard (d unm), James Robinson (b 23.04.1806, d unm), Walter (Lt. Colonel)
  (2) George Wilkes Unett (b 1772, d 1825, Major) had issue (1 dau)
  m. (1822) Eliza Jones (sister of Sir John Thomas Jones)
  (3)+ other issue - Richard Wilkes (b 1765, dsp 1815, Colonel), Thomas Wilkes (b 1769, dspo 1829), Frances (d unm 1840), Elizabeth (d unm 1835)
  b. George Unett (d unm abroad)
  c. Sarah Unett
  m. Rev. Titus Neve of Wolverhampton
  ii.+ 3 other sons (dsp) + 6 daughters
2. Richard Unett (b 1623, 4th son)
  m. Isabella
  A. Richard Unett (b 1661, d 1727, rector of Barford in Warwickshire)
  m. Mary Dod (dau of Rev. John Dod)
  i.+ 6 children (all dsp)
  B. Isabella Unett
3.+ other issue - William (b 1616, d unm 1659, rector of Chetwynd), George (b 1621, dsp 1665)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BLG1847 ('Unett of Freens Court'), BLG1863 ('Unett of Freens Court')
(2) For lower section : BFR ('Unett', p609+), BLG1847 ('Unett of Woodlands'), BLG1863 ('Unett of The Woodlands')
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