'Wilberfoss1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Wilberfoss of Beverley, Wilberfoss of Brigham, Wilberforce of Kingston-upon-Hull, Wilberfoss of Menthorpe, Wilberfoss of Wilberfoss

Ilgerus Wilberfos or Wilberfoss or Wilberfosse
m. Margaret Kyme (dau of William Kyme, son of Philipp, lord of Wilberfosse)
1. Henry Wilberfosse
  A. William Wilberfoss
  i. Simon Wilberfoss
  a. Robert Wilberfoss
Commoners reports that the information it provides on these early generations comes from Visitation but differs over the next few generations, showing Robert as father of Gilbert father of Lawrence father of John father of Ilgerus father of John father of John father of John father of William shown below as of Wilberfosse in Harthill. Other than to spell the family name as "Wilberfos", Foster reports the 1584/5 & 1612 Visitations as follows.
  (1) Lawrence Wilberfoss
  (A) John or Ilgerus Wilberfoss
  (i) John Wilberfoss
  (a) John Wilberfoss
  ((1)) John Wilberfoss
  ((A)) Robert Wilberfoss
  ((i)) John Wilberfoss
  Foster notes that one manuscript shows this John as son of Lawrence son of Gilbert son of Robert.
  ((a)) William Wilberfoss of Wilberfoss in Harthill - continued below
  (2)+ other issue - Gilbert, Peter, Roger, William, Hugh, Ilgerus



William Wilberfoss of Wilberfoss in Harthill, Yorkshire - continued above
1. Christopher Wilberfoss of Wilberfoss (d before 18.07.1534) the first mentioned by BLG1952
  m. Anne Browne (dau of Robert Browne of Netherdale)
  A. William Wilberfoss of Wilberfoss (d before 01.09.1557)
  m1. Margaret Overende (dau of George Overende of Kexby)
  i. Roger Wilberfoss of Wilberfoss (a 1584)
  m. Margaret Walgott (dau of Andrew Walgott of Bishop Wilton)
  a. Robert Wilberfoss of Wilberfoss (d before 07.04.1638)
m. Ann Burland (dau of Thomas Burland of Stockton)
  (1) Roger Wilberfoss of Wilberfoss (b 1596, d before 27.05.1662)
  m1. Margaret Apthorpe of Kilpin (dsp 01.03.1630)
  m2. Margaret Agard (dau of John Agard (Agar) of Stockton)
  (A) Roger Wilberfoss of Wilberfoss (b 1634, a 09.1665)
  m. Anne Plaxton (dau of William Plaxton of Pocklington)
  (i)+ issue - Roger (b 1657, d(vp?) 1665), Anne (a 1665)
  (B) Robert Wilberfoss of Wilberfoss (b 1638, d before 30.09.1684)
  m. (21.08.1662) Emmot Newlove (dau of Simon Newlove of Wetwang)
  (i) William Wilberfoss of Wilberfoss (b 1663, d before 27.08.1709)
  m. (1684) Margaret Lazenby
  (a) Robert Wilberfoss, last of Wilberfoss (d before 01.12.1737)
  m. Martha
  ((1)) William Wilberfoss of Menthorpe & Foggathorpe (b 1705, d 1774)
  m. (1735) Anne Freeman of Menthorpe
  ((A)) Robert Wilberfoss of Menthorpe (b 1740, d 1800)
  m. (1770) Jane Wharram of Wetwang
  ((i)) Thomas Wilberfoss of Menthorpe (b 1771, d 1830) had issue
  m. Jane Blakeston (dau of Matthew Blakeston of Elmswell Hall)
  ((ii)) John Wilberfoss of Rotsea, Yorkshire
  ((iii)) Deborah Wilberfoss
  m. Henry Robson
  ((iv)) Anne Wilberfoss
  m. David Heltby of Elmswell Hall
  (C) William Wilberfoss
  m. Hesther Smith of Barnby
  (D) Anne Wilberfoss
  m. (1667) William Horsley of Beckhouse
  (E) Margaret Wilbeross
  m. (1667) Peter Wilkington
  Also mentioned by Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1665-6, Wilberfosse of Wilberfosse) were ...
  (F)+ other issue - Thomas, Mary
  (2) Dorothy Wilberfoss
  m. Richard Cobb of Full Sutton
  (3) Elizabeth Wilberfoss
  m. William Williamson of Newton
  (4) Anne Wilberfoss
  m. Thomas Cooper of Barnby
  b.+ other issue - Robert (b c1566, dvp?), Thomas, John, Isabel, Agnes
  ii. Thomas Wilberfoss of Market Weighton
  a. Thomas Wilberfosse
  iii. Agnes Wilberfoss
  m1. Thomas Burdon (Banson?)
  m2. Henry Pierson
  iv. Anne Wilberfosse
  m. Roger Grayborne of Beverley
  v.+ other issue - Christopher, Elizabeth
  m2. Jane
  vii. Edward Wilberfoss
  viii. Thomas Wilberfoss of Beverley
  m. Jane Shepherd or Sheppard
  a. William Wilberfoss of Brigham, Yorkshire (a 1612)
  m1. Ann Ferras (dau of Robert Ferras or Ferrer of Beverley)
  (1) Ralph Wilberfoss of Brigham (b c1591, d 1655)
  m. Mary Brigham (dau of Ralph Brigham of Brigham)
  (A) William Wilberfoss, Mayor of Beverley (d 1703)
  (i) Samuel Wilberfosse of Beverley (b 1663, 2nd son)
  m. (08.10.1685) Anne Davye (dau of Robert Davye of York, sister of Robert of Markington)
  (a) William Wilberforce, Mayor of Kingston-upon-Hull (b 1690)
  m. (21.11.1711) Sarah Thornton (dau of John Thornton of Hull)
  ((1)) William Wilberforce of Wimbledon (dsp 1777)
m. Hannah Thornton (d 12.1788, dau of Robert Thornton of London & Clapham)
  ((2)) Robert Wilberforce of Kingston-upon-Hull (b 1728-9, d 1768)
  m. Elizabeth Bird (d 1798, dau of Thomas Bird of Barton & Coventry)
  ((A)) William Wilberforce of Kingston-upon-Hull (b 24.08.1759, d 29.07.1833, MP, the abolitionist)
  m. (30.05.1797) Barbara Spooner (d 1847, dau of Isaac Spooner of Elondon Hall)
  ((i)) William Wilberforce of Markington Hall (b 21.07.1798, MP for Hull) had issue
  m. (119.06.1820) Mary Frances Owen (dau of Rev. John Owen of Paglesham)
((ii)) Robert Isaac Wilberforce (b 19.12.1802, d 03.02.1857, Archdeacon of East Riding) had issue
  m1. (16.06.1832) Agnes Everilda Frances Wrangham (d 17.11.1834, dau of Archdeacon Francis Wrangham)
  m2. (sp?) Jane Legard (d 1853, dau of Digby Legard of Walton Abbey)
  ((iii)) Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford then Winchester (b 07.09.1805, d 19.07.1873) had issue
  m. (11.06.1828) Emily Sargent (d 10.03.1841, dau of Rev. John Sargent of Lavington by Mary, dau of Abel Smith, elder brother of 1st Lord Carrington)
  ((iv)) Henry William Wilberforce (b 22.09.1807, d 23.04.1873, vicar then Catholic editor) had issue
  m. (24.07.1834) Mary Sargent (d 27.01.1878, dau of Rev. John Sargent, sister of Emily)
  ((v)) Barbara Wilberforce (d unm 30.12.1821)
  ((vi)) Elizabeth Wilberforce (d 03.1832)
m. Rev. John James
  ((B)) Sarah Wilberforce (dsp)
  m1. _ Clarke (vicar in Hull)
  m2. James Stephen (d 1832)
  ((C)) Anne Wilberforce
  ((3)) Anne Wilberforce (d 04.12.1783)
  m. John Greathed of Hull
  ((4)) Judith Wilberforce
  m. John Bird (alderman of London)
  (ii) Thomas Wilberfoss, Mayor of Beverley (b 1668, d 1742) had issue
  m. Anne Lonsdale (d 24.12.1720, dau of Christopher Lonsdale of Drewton)
  (iii)+ other issue - William (b 1655, d 1679), Ralph, Christopher (b 1671)
  (2)+ other issue (a 1612) - Thomas, William, Frances, Anne
  m2. Mary Wasker (dau of William Wasker of Wansford (Warter of Wansworth))
  (6) George Wilberfoss (a 1612)
  b. Isabel Wilberfoss
  m. George Pierson of Brigham
  c. Rebecca Wilberfoss
  m. William Cooke of North Frodingham
  d. Ellinor Wilberfoss (a 1612)

Main source(s): Visitation (Foster 1875, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, 'Wilberfoss of Wilberfoss and Brigham') with support & input from:
- for Wilberfoss of Wilberfoss & Menthorpe : BLG1952 ('Wilberfoss formerly of Wilberfoss')
- for Wilberforce of Brigham & Beverkey & Kingston : BLG1952 ('Wilberforce of Markington'), Commoners (vol IV, 'Wilberforce of Yorkshire', p720+)
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