'Westcote1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Westcott of Berrynarbur, Westcote of Handsacre, Wescote (Westcott) of Raddon

Vivian spells the family name "Westcott" but we follow Thomas Westcote, the historian, in spelling the family name as he did.
Thomas Westcote (d after 1450)
m. Elizabeth de Luttleton of Frankley (dau/heir of Thomas de Luttelton of Frankley)
1. Sir Thomas Westcote, later Luttleton or Lyttelton or Littleton of Frankley (d 23.08.1481, judge)
  m. Joan Burley (b c1424, d 22.03.1504/5, dau of Sir William Burley of Bromscroft Castle)
2. Guido (Guy) Westcote
  m. Alice Grenvile (dau of Richard Grenvile (Greenevile) of Gloucester, son of William son of Bartholomew son of Richard of Stow)
  A. Thomas Westcote
  m. Mary Westcott (dau/heir of Thomas Westcott of Porlock)
  i. Philip Westcote of Porlock, Somerset
  m. Margaret Spurr (dsp, dau of William Spurr of South Peterton)
  ii. Thomas Westcote of Raddon in Shobbrook, Devon (bur 28.03.1549)
m1. (sp) Anna Wilson (relict of John Raddon of Shobbrook)
  m2. Alice Walter (bur 06.10.1557, dau/heir of John Walter of Come (by Alice, dau/heir of John Collacott of Collacott in Winckley (relict of John Colme of Champston)), widow of John Culme of Molland)
  a. Phillip Westcote of Raddon (bur 04.02.1600-1)
  m. (17.10.1557) Katherin Waltham (bur 19.02.1613-4, dau of George Waltham of Brenton)
(1) Thomas Westcote of Raddon (bpt 17.06.1567, d before 1657, historian)
  m. Mary Roberts (bur 16.08.1666, dau/coheir of Richard Roberts of Combmartin)
  (A) Phillip Westcote (b c1614, bur 07.10.1647)
  m. Elizabeth Tanner (a 1647, dau of George Tanner alias Marshall (or Mortimer) of Creely in Farringdon)
  (i)+ issue (a 1665) - Thomas, Philip (b 1647-8), Mary
  (B) Frances Westcote (d 16.03.1649-50)
  m. (27.11.1631) George Westcott (d 02.03.1673-4, rector of Berrynarbur, m2. Grace, dau of Hugh Wichalse) ## see here ##
  (i) Thomas Westcott (b 07.05.1639, d 09.08.1674, rector of Berrybnarbur)
  m. (15.07.1671) Mary Fleming
  (a)+ issue - Thomas (bpt 21.07.1672), Elinor (bpt 08.11.1674)
  (ii)+ other issue - George (b 29.01.1649-50, bur 20.11.1650), Mary (bpt 10.10.1641, d 28.01.1648-9)
  (C) Prudence Westcote
m. (03.11.1635) John Fuljames of Pitminster
  (D) Katherine Westcote
  m. Edward Hill (a 1665)
  (E) daughter
  m. John Northcott (a 1665)
  (F) daughter
  m. Robert Cannon (a 1665)
  (2) Alice Westcote (bpt 05.12.1559)
  m1. Roger Prye of Horwell in Colbrook
  m2. Arthur Hart (or Hurt) (son of John of Yarncomb)
  (3) Pascaw Westcote (bpt 31.03.1563)
  m. Thomas Major
  (3) Genor or Janor Westcote (bpt 18.12.1565)
  m. (21.10.1590) William Packer of Shobrook
  (4) Elizabeth Westcote (bpt 05.05.1570)
  m. (04.09.1598) R. Rogers
  (5) Susan Westcote (bpt 25.11.1571)
  m. William Mathew
  (6) Anne Westcote (bpt 07.09.1577)
m. (03.10.1603) Henry Clotworthy of Taunton
  (7) Julian Westcote (bpt 24.01.1585-6)
  m. Henry Reynold of Cheriton Fitzpaine
  (8)+ other issue - Robert (bpt 08.12.1560, dsp bur 06.031566-7), George (bpt 22.03.1561-2, dsp 1589, Captain), John (bpt 04.12.1568, d infant), Phillip (bpt 23.01.1579-80, bur 31.01.1593-4), Joan (bpt 03.07.1564, bur 12.02.1569-70)
  iii. Stephen Westcote
Mentioned in BE1883 ('Lyttleton of Frankley') were ...
3. Nicholas Westcote (a 1487) "ancestor of Westcotes of Staffordshire"
  m. Agnes Vernon (a 1487, dau of Edmund Vernon of Staffordshire (by Joan, dau/heir of William Handsacre of Handsacre))
The following comes from a page (p210, under heading 'Armitage'), identified as coming from ' "The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire" by Rev. Stebbing Shaw, 1798', kindly sent to us by a contributor (CV, 02.11.14). Nicholas & Agnes are identified as presumed parents of ...
  A. Roger Westcote of Handesacre (Handsacre or Hansacre) (a 1521, 1531)
  i. William Westcote of Handsacre (a 1542)
  a. Ralph Westcote of Handsacre (a 1555) possibly brother rather than son of William, possibly father or grandfather of ...
  (1) Henry Westcote of Handsacre Hall (a 1603, 1636) possibly father of ...
  (A) Edward Westcote of Handsacre (d(sp?) 29.05.1681) who apparently married ...
  m. Apolina Moreton (dau of Matthew Moreton of Ingleton)
  b. Maud Westcote
  m. David Cawarden of Mavesyn Ridware ("kinsman")
  c. Margaret Westcote probably of this generation
  m. John Molesworth of Helpeston (b 1516)
4. Anne Westcote
  m. Thomas Porter of Barston
5.+ other issue - Edmund (d unm), 3 daughters

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions,'Westcott of Raddon', p778+) with a little support from 'A View of Devonshire' by Thomas Westcote (1845, p622+)
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