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Families covered: Wrottesley of Wrottesley

BP1934 reports that "this family was originally named de Verdon, and they are doubtless a younger branch of the baronial house of Verdon of Alton, whose arms they originally bore." We have no reason to doubt this but note that, for this to be true and noting the dates involved, the following Ralph (brother of Walter, "the first Norman abbot of Evesham") must have been son or brother of Bertram de Verdun of Farnham Royal, apparently the first to be named de Verdun or Verdon.
BP1934 reports that Ralph de Cocton was grandson of this Ralph who is presumed to have been his paternal rather than maternal grandfather and so was father of ...
1. William de Coctune
A. Ralph de Cocton or Coughton
  B. Simon de Verdon of Wrottesley (a 1166, d before 1197)
  i. William de Verdon, later de Wrottesle (d c1242)
  m. Ingrith (dau of Robert FitzAdam of Waterfall and Butterton-on-the-Moors)
  a. Sir Hugh de Wrottesley of Wrottesley
  m. Idonia de Perton (dau of Ralph de Perton)
  (1) Sir William de Wrottesley of Wrottesley (a 1277, 1312)
  m1. Petronilla Audley (dau of Sir John Audley of Blore)
(A) Sir William de Wrottesley of Wrottesley (d 1320)
  m. Joan Basset (dau of Sir Roger Basset)
  (i) Sir Hugh de Wrottesley of Wrottesley (d 1381)
  m1. Elizabeth Hampton (dau of Sir John de Hampton of Elderstoke)
  m2. Mabel (dau of Sir Philip ap Rees of Talgarth)
  m3. Isabella Arderne (dau of Sir John Arderne of Aldford)
  (a) Hugh de Wrottesley (d young)
(b) John de Wrottesley of Wrottesley (b 29.09.1379, d 07.09.1402)
  m. Elizabeth Standish (dau of Sir Robert de Standish)
  ((1)) Hugh Wrottesley of Wrottesley (b 14.09.1400, d 1464)
  m. Thomasine Gresley (d 25.12.1480, dau of Sir John Gresley of Drakelowe)
  ((A)) Sir Walter Wrottesley of Wrottesley (d 1473)
  m. Jane Baron (dau of William Baron of Reading)
  ((i)) Richard Wrottesley of Wrottesley, Sheriff of Staffordshire (d 1521)
  m. Dorothy Sutton (dau of Sir Edmund Sutton)
((a)) Walter Wrottesley of Wrottesley, Sheriff of Staffordshire (d 1563) - continued below
  m. Isabel Harcourt (dau of John Harcourt of Ranton)
  ((b)) Eleanor Wrottesley (d 1543) probably of this generation
  m. Sir Henry Long of Wraxall and Draycot, Sheriff of Wiltshire (d 1556)
  ((ii)) William Wrottesley
  ((iii)) Thomasine Wrottesley
  m. William Stourton, 5th Lord (b c1457, dsp 17.02.1523)
  ((iv)) Anne Wrottesley
  m. Sir Anthony St. Amand
  ((v)) Margaret Wrottesley
  m. Sir John Scrope of Castle Combe (d 1516)
  ((B)) Isabel Wrottesley or Wriothesley (a 1467)
  m1. (before 1437-8) Sir William Armine of Osgodby (d 1447-8)
  m2. Thomas Meeres the younger
  ((C)) Elizabeth Wrottesley probably of this generation
  m. William Stafford of Bishop's Frome (d before 1487)
  (ii) Roger de Wrottesley
  m2. Katherine l'Estrange (dau of John l'Estrange, Baron of Knockin)



Walter Wrottesley of Wrottesley, Sheriff of Staffordshire (d 1563) - continued above
m. Isabel Harcourt (dau of John Harcourt of Ranton)
1. John Wrottesley of Wrottesley, Sheriff of Stafordshire (d 1578)
  m. Elizabeth Astley (dau of Thomas Astley of Patshull)
A. Walter Wrottesley of Wrottesley, Sheriff of Stafordshire (d 1630)
  m1. Mary Lee (dau of Hugh Lee of Woodford)
  i. Sir Hugh Wrottesley of Wrottesley (d 1633)
  m1. Mary or Margaret Devereux (dau of Sir Edward Devereux)
  a. Sir Walter Wrottesley, 1st Bart of Wrottesley (bpt 06.05.1606, d 11.1659)
  m. Mary Grey (dau of Hon. Ambrose Grey of Enville)
  (1) Sir Walter Wrottesley, 2nd Bart of Wrottesley (b c1632, d 1686)
  m. Margaret Wolrych (dau of Sir Thomas Wolrych, Bart of Dudmaston)
(A) Sir Walter Wrottesley, 3rd Bart of Wrottesley (b 1659, d 1712)
  m1. (27.06.1678) Eleanora Archer (dau of Sir John Archer of Coopersall, sister of John of Welford)
  (i) Sir John Wrottesley, 4th Bart of Wrottesley (b 1683, d 10.1726)
  m. (1703) Frances or Mary Grey (d 1769, dau of Hon. John Grey)
  (a) Sir Hugh Wrottesley, 5th Bart of Wrottesley (d young 1729)
  (b) Sir Walter Wrottesley, 6th Bart of Wrottesley (d young 02.1732)
(c) Sir Richard Wrottesley, 7th Bart of Wrottesley (b 1721, d 20.07.1769, Dean of Worcester)
  m. (c1744) Mary Leveson-Gower (d 30.04.1778, dau of John Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Gower)
  ((1)) Sir John Wrottesley, 8th Bart of Wrottesley (b 1744, d 23.04.1787, Major General)
  m. (07.06.1770) Frances Courtenay (b 10.03.1747, d 24.02.1828, dau of William Courtenay, 1st Viscount)
  ((A)) Sir John Wrottesley, 1st Lord Wrottesley of Wrottesley (b 25.10.1771, d 16.03.1841)
  m1. (23.06.1795) Caroline Bennet (d 07.03.1818, dau of Charles Bennet, 4th Earl of Tankerville)
  ((i)) John Wrottesley, 2nd Lord (b 05.08.1798, d 27.10.1867) had issue
  m. (28.07.1821) Sophia Elizabeth Giffard (d 13.01.1880, dau of Thomas Giffard of Chillington)
  ((ii)) Robert Wrottesley (b 02.06.1801, dsp 20.01.1838, 3rd son)
  m. (1828) Georgiana Pigot (dau of Sir George Pigot, 3rd Bart of Patshull)
  ((iii)) Walter Wrottesley (b 08.04.1810, d 02.05.1872) had issue
  m. (22.06.1843) Marianne Lucy Archer (d 29.03.1848, dau of Col. _ Archer)
  ((iv)) Edward Bennet Wrottesley (b 26.07.1811, d 20.01.1892) had issue
  m. (08.01.1846) Ellen Charlotte Rush (d 29.10.1878, dau of George Rush of Elsenham Hall)
((v)) Henrietta Wrottesley (b c1805, d 13.05.1893)
  m. (10.01.1832) Henry Van Straubenzee of Spennithorpe (d 31.05.1892)
  ((vi))+ other issue (d unm) - Charles Alexander (b 20.10.1799, d 24.02.1861, Lt. Colonel), Maria (d 02.05.1881), Mary (b c1806, d 04.05.1883)
  m2. (19.05.1819, sp) Julia Conyers (d 29.09.1860, dau of John Conyers of Copt Hall (by Julia Mathew), widow of John Astley Bennett)
  ((B)) Hugh Wrottesley (b 1782, d 18.10.1830, Lt. Colonel, 3rd son) had issue
  ((C)) Edward Wrottesley (b 19.10.1785, d 29.07.18147, Commodore RN, 5th son) had issue
  m. (1812) Anne Tringham (dau of Rev. Thomas Tringham)
((D)) Charlotte Wrottesley
  m1. (1822) Rev. John Hellyer (d 1823)
  m2. (1826) _ Gordon (Rear Admiral)
  ((E))+ other issue - Henry (b 1772, d unm 1825), Charles (b 1783, d unm 17.02.1848, rector of East Knoyle), Fanny (d unm 1814), Caroline Gertrdue (b 1775, d 1777), Louisa (d unm 12.05.1842), Mary
  ((2)) Mary Wrottesley (d unm 1769)
  ((3)) Frances Wrottesley (d 13.04.1811)
  m. (Hugh) Pigot (Admiral, brother of Lord Pigot of Patshull)
  ((4)) Elizabeth Wrottesley (d 25.05.1822)
m. (24.06.1769) Augustus Henry FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton (b 28.09.1735, d 14.03.1811, Prime Minister)
  ((5)) Dorothy Wrottesley
  m. (1780) Christian, Baron von Kutzleben
  ((6)) Harriet Wrottesley (d 08.12.1824)
  m. (1779) William Gardiner (General, brother of Luke, Viscount Mountjoy)
(d) Frances Wrottesley
  m. Heigham Bendish of East Ham
  (e) Elizabeth Wrottesley
  m. Thomas Wrottesley @@ below
  (f) Henrietta Wrottesley
  m. Theodore William Inge of Thorpe
  (g)+ 2 sons and 2 daughters
  (ii) Elizabeth Wrottesley
  m. Anthony Collins of Baddow
(iii) Elionora (Eleonora) Wrottesley (dsp)
  m. William Eyre of Gray's Inn, later Archer of Welford
  (iv)+ other issue - Hugh, 2 daughters
  m2. Anne Burton (d 1732, dau of Thomas Burton of Longnor, judge)
  (vii) Walter Wrottesley
  (a) Thomas Wrottesley
m. Elizabeth Wrottesley (dau of Sir John Wrottesley, 4th Bart of Wrottesley) @@ above
  (viii) Margaret Wrottesley
  (ix) Anne Wrottesley (b 1701-2, bur 11.04.1781)
  m. (Thomas) Hutchinson of Woodhall
  (2) Edward Wrottesley
  m. Martha Hewit (dau of Sir Thomas Hewit of Shire Oaks)
  The following comes from FMG (vol 3, Hewet, MS448).
  (A) Elizabeth Wrottesley
  m. John Thacker
  (i) John Thacker (d young)
(ii) Sarah Thacker
  m. Daniel Morley
  (a) John Morley
  (3) John Wrottesley (in Portugal)
  (4) Elizabeth Wrottesley
  m. Sir Francis Wolrich, 2nd Bart of Dudmaston (b c1630, d 1689)
  (5) Mary Wrottesley
  m. Sir Edward Littleton, Bart of Pillaton Hall (d c1709)
(6) Dorothy Wrottesley apparently of this generation
  m. Ambrose Grey
  (7) Jane Wrottesley apparently of this generation
  m. John Adams
  (8) Margaret Wrottesley probably of this generation
  m. Jonathan Langley of Shrewsbury Abbey & Burcot (d 11.02.1671)
  b. Elizabeth Wrottesley (bur 17.04.1656) possibly of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. Sir Thomas Hewet of Shireoaks, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire (bur 15.08.1660)
m2. Clara Colclough (dau of Sir Anthony Colclough of Tintern Abbey)
  m2. Joyce Leighton (dau of Sir Edward Leighton of Wattlesborough)
  ii. Mary Wrottesley (d 1663) apparently of this generation, of this marriage
  m. Sir Richard Prynce of Shrewsbury (d 1665)
  B. Elizabeth Wrottesley probably of this generation
  m. Samuel Pipe of Bilston (b c1560)
2. Elizabeth Wrottesley
  m1. Sir John Talbot of Albrighton and Grafton (d 10.09.1549)
  This may have been the Elizabeth who (also) married ...
  m2. John Gower of Woodhall (a 1569)
3. Margaret Wrottesley probably of this generation
  m. Nicholas Thornes of Shelvock (a 1592)
4. Elianora Wrottesley probably of this generation
  m. Richard Lee of Langley

Main source(s): BP1934 (Wrottesley)
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