'Wightman1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Wightman of Burbage, Wightman of Hinckley, Wightman of Peckleton, Wightman of Stoke

BLG1863 reports that "This family is of Saxon origin."
Thomas Wightman of Burbage, Leicestershire
1. Richard Wightman of Burbage
m. (c1400) Cicely Wodam (dau/heir of Thomas Wodam by Alice, dau/heir of Jeffery Trussell of Brunston)
  A. Thomas Wightman of Burbage
  i. Richard Wightman of Burbage (d 1568)
  m1. Mary Reynolds (dau/heir of Robert Reynolds of Branston)
a. Thomas Wightman of Nether Hall (East Stoke) & The Moat House (Burbage)
  m. Catherine Purefoy (dau of Michael Purefoy of Calcott)
  (1) Richard Wightman of Stoke
  m. Frances Alford (dau of Lancelot Alford of Surrey)
  (A) Thomas Wightman of Stoke (bpt 01.1585, d 1659?)
m1. Anne (Mary?) Cooper (dau of William Cooper of Thurgarton Priory)
  (i) William Wightman (b 1612)
  m1. ?? (d 1656)
  (a) Mary Wightman
  m2. Frances (d 1684?)
  (b) Richard Wightman (b 1660)
  m. (1689) Elizabeth Paget (d 10.03.1694 (1696?), dau/heir of Rev. Thomas Paget of Barwell)
  ((1))+ issue - Elizabeth (b 1689-90, d 26.07.1692), Mary, Frances
  (c) William Wightman (b 1667, d 06.10.1721)
  m. Mary
  ((1))+ issue - Francis (d unm), Mary, Elizabth (d unm 1713), Margaret, Sarah
  (d) Hugh Wightman or Whiteman (b 1673, d 08.1757, youngest son)
  m. Mary (d 20.06.1734)
  ((1)) Hugh Wightman (dvp)
  ((A)) Hugh Wightman (d unm)
  ((2)) Richard Wightman (dvp)
  ((A))+ issue - Richard (d unm), Mary, Anne
  ((3)) William Wightman or Weightman (b 1706, d 22.08.1783)
  m. Rebecca Pyne (dau of John Pyne of Little Carlton)
  ((A)) William Wightman in London (b 21.10.1737, d 1824)
  m. Mary Roberts (dau of Samuel Roberts of London)
  ((i)) William Alexander Weightman of Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent (b 29.10.1781) had issue
  m. (05.1810) Mary Ann Milward (d 14.10.1824, dau of James Milward of Islington)
  ((ii))+ other issue - Walter (b 01.01.1785, dsp), Samuel (b 04.1787, d unm), Rebecca, Sarah, Mary Elizabeth (m. ??), Frances (m. ??), Caroline, Lucy (d infant)
  ((B))+ other issue - Hugh (b 1744), John (b 1747), Samuel (b 1751), Thomas (b 1757), Margaret
  ((4)) Thomas Wightman
  m. Mary
  ((A)) Thomas Wightman
  ((5)) John Wightman "had several children"
  m. Mary
  ((6))+ other issue - Mary, Alice
  (e)+ other issue - Francis (b 1669, d 1679), Mary
  m2. Elizabeth Hacker (dau of John Hacker of East Bridgeford)
  (ii) John Wightman (bpt 014.09.1614)
  (2) Vallentyne Wightman
  (3) Edward Wightman of Hinckley
  The following comes from Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1569+1614, 'Wightman (2)' (p178)).
  (A) Richard Wightman of Nottingham
  (i)+ issue - Edward (d young), Thomas, Anne, Elizabeth
  (B) Thomas Wightman (dsp)
  (C) Edward Wightman of Mansfield, Sherwood "hath divers children"
  (D) Elizabeth Wightman
  m. _ Levesey of Nottinghamshire
  (E) Jane Wightman
  m. William Knight of Newark
  (F) Mary Wightman
  m. Thomas Danks of Newark
  (G) Sibbell Wightman
  m. Richard Taylor of Knightsbridge
  b. George Wightman
  m. Margaret Starkey (dau of Thomas Starkey of Whitaker Hall)
  (1) William Wightman
  m. Elizabeth Greene (dau of Thomas Greene)
  (A)+ issue - Elizabeth, Margaret
  (2) Thomas Wightman
  m. Elizabeth Willington (coheir)
  (3)+ other issue - Robert, Samwell, James, Richard
  m2. Dame Margaret Constable
  B. William Wightman of Wickin, Leicestershire
  The following comes from Visitation (London, 1634, 'Wightman') which starts with William of Wickin, presumably the same person as the William Wightman of Wykin (who had issue) who is shown by Visitation (Nottinghamshire (1)) as possibly of this generation.
  i. John Wightman of Hinckley (2nd son)
  m. Ann Moreton (dau of Thomas Moreton of Coton)
  a. John Wightman of London (a 1634, grocer)
  m. Constance Johnson (dau of John Johnson, archdeacon of Worcester)
  b. Thomas Wightman of Peckleton
  (1)+ issue - John, Dorothy
  c. Edward Wightman of Hinckley had issue
  d. Elizabeth Wightman
  m. Thomas Gee of London
  (1)+ issue - Robert, Mary, Elizabeth



Surely of the family above was ...
Thomas Wightman of Hinckley (b 1578, bur 1657)
m. Dorothy Croft (bur 1644, dau of William Croft of Peckleton by Mary Chaworth)
1. John Wightman of Peckleton (b 1614, bur 1666)
  m. Sarah ## see here ##
  A. John Wightman of Peckleton (bur 1691)
m. (1654) Ann Cutler (dau of Thomas Cutler of Peckleton)
  i. John Wightman of Peckleton (bur 1709)
  m1. (1683) Joyce Harwar (dsp, dau of Samuel Harwar of Stoke)
  m2. Mary
  a. William Wightman of Peckleton (b 1696, dsp bur 1724, 5th son)
  m. Mary Bent (dau (sister?) of George Bent (Mayor of Leicester), m2. Gabriel Newton)
  b. Bartholomew Wightman of Peckleton (b 1705, bur 1746, youngest son)
  m. Dorothy Linthwaite of Leicester (d 1773)
  (1) John Wightman (b 1735, dsp bur 1761)
  (2) Mary Wightman (b 1731, d 1766)
  m. John Jee of Leicester (bur 1767, descended from Alexander of Rothley)
  (A) Thomas Wightman Jee of Peckleon (a 1810)
  m. (1798) Sarah Richards of Leicester (a 1810)
  (i)+ issue (a 1810) - Thomas (b 1795), Maria (b 1792), Sarah (b 1795), Mary (b 1798), Lois (b 1801)
  c.+ other issue - John (b 1687, d 1691), Thomas (b 1690), John (b 1691), Andrew (b 1693, d 1697), Joseph (b 1697), John (b 1699), Thomas in London (b 1701), Richard (b 1702), Mary (b 1688, d 1689), Mary (b 1692, d 1712), Grace (b/d 1695), sarah (b 1706)
  ii. Francis Wightman
  m. Elizabeth
  a. Mary Wightman
  B. Joseph Wightman (3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth
  i. John Wightman (b c1669, d 1735, rector of Desford)
  m1. ??
  m2. (1704) Anne Atterton of Newbold Verdon (d 1734)
  a. Isabella Wight an (b c1709, dsp 1783)
  m. William Blick of Walcote (b 1699-1700, d 06.06.1781)
  b.+ other issue - Humphrey (b c1702, dsp 1736), John (bur 1707), Thomas (d 1706), Thomas (bur 1710), Anne (d 1713), Mary
  ii. Sarah Wightman
  C. Dorothy Wightman
  m. (1657?) William Robinson
  D. Anna Wightman (b 1642)
  m. Cadwallader Vaughan (rector of Osgathorpe)
  E. Sarah Wightman
  m. (1659) Samuel Martin of Leicester
  F.+ other issue - William, Benjamin (bur 1655)
2.+ other isuse - Thomas, Benjamin

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BLG1863 ('Weightman of Wightman of Burbage'), Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1569+1614, 'Wightman (1)' (p131)) with input as reported above
(2) For lower section : 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 4, part 2, 1811, 'Pedigree of Croft, Wightman, and Jee, of Peckleton', p876)
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