FINCH FAMILY

Mathew FITZHERBERT

Born: ABT 1285, Warblington, Sussex, England

Notes: According to BP1934 (Winchilsea and Nottingham), reporting Sir William Dugdale, the Finch family is probably descended from Henry FitzHerbert, chamberlain of King Henry I and ancestor of the Herbert Earls of Pembroke. They are thought to have changed their name to Finch after marriage to an heiress daughter of an earlier Finch family.

Married: Dau. FINCH

Children:

1. Vincent HERBERT


Vincent HERBERT

Born: ABT 1309, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Mathew FITZHERBERT

Mother: Dau. FINCH

Married: Joan SALERNE (dau. of Sampson Salerne)

Children:

1. Henry HERBERT

2. John HERBERT

3. Joan HERBERT

4. Vincent HERBERT

5. Parnell HERBERT

6. Margaret HERBERT

7. Isabel HERBERT

8. Helen HERBERT

9. Deonis HERBERT

10. Dau. HERBERT


John HERBERT

Born: ABT 1340, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Died: AFT 1377

Father: Vincent HERBERT

Mother: Joan SALERNE

Married: Lucy De WIGSELL ABT 1370, Netherfield, Sussex, England


Joan HERBERT

Born: ABT 1342, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Vincent HERBERT

Mother: Joan SALERNE

Married: John De PELHAM

Children:

1. John De PELHAM (Sir)


Parnell HERBERT

Born: ABT 1346, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Vincent HERBERT

Mother: Joan SALERNE

Married: John BATTAYLE (b. ABT 1345)


Margaret HERBERT

Born: ABT 1348, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Vincent HERBERT

Mother: Joan SALERNE

Married: Henry ALLARD


Isabel HERBERT

Born: ABT 1350, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Vincent HERBERT

Mother: Joan SALERNE

Married: Henry ALLARD


Helen HERBERT

Born: ABT 1352, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Vincent HERBERT

Mother: Joan SALERNE

Married: Thomas MAIDSTONE


Deonis HERBERT

Born: ABT 1354, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Vincent HERBERT

Mother: Joan SALERNE

Married: John WALLER


Dau. HERBERT

Born: ABT 1356, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Vincent HERBERT

Mother: Joan SALERNE

Married: Henry COLEHAND


Henry HERBERT

Born: ABT 1333, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Died: 1385

Father: Vincent HERBERT

Mother: Joan SALERNE

Married: Parnell ALLARD (dau. of Nicholas Allard) ABT 1355, Winchelsea, Sussex, England

Children:

1. Vincent FINCH

2. Pionisia FINCH

3. Isabel FINCH

4. Benetta FINCH

5. Joan FINCH

6. Henry FINCH

7. Nicholas FINCH


Pionisia FINCH

Born: ABT 1361, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Henry HERBERT

Mother: Parnell ALLARD

Married: Stephen De FORSHAM


Isabel FINCH

Born: ABT 1363, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Henry HERBERT

Mother: Parnell ALLARD

Married: Hugh COLEBRAN


Benetta FINCH

Born: ABT 1365, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Henry HERBERT

Mother: Parnell ALLARD

Married: John GODING


Joan FINCH

Born: ABT 1367, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Henry HERBERT

Mother: Parnell ALLARD

Married: Theobald HOPE


Henry FINCH

Born: ABT 1369, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Henry HERBERT

Mother: Parnell ALLARD

Married: Joan PADDIHURST


Nicholas FINCH

Born: ABT 1371, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Henry HERBERT

Mother: Parnell ALLARD

Married: Elizabeth HAWLO


Vincent FINCH

Born: ABT 1359, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Henry HERBERT

Mother: Parnell ALLARD

Married: Joan PASSENDEN (dau. of Robert Passenden and Isabella Holden) ABT 1380, Kent, England

Children:

1. Vincent FINCH

2. Henry FINCH

3. John FINCH


Henry FINCH

Born: ABT 1383, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Vincent FINCH

Mother: Joan PASSENDEN

Married: Elizabeth O'DINGSELLES

Vincent FINCH

Born: ABT 1381, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Vincent FINCH

Mother: Joan PASSENDEN

Married: Isabella CRALLE (dau. of Robert De Cralle and Margaret Pepplesham) ABT 1402

Children:

1. Isabel FINCH

2. William FINCH of Netherfield

3. John FINCH

4. Joan FINCH

5. Elizabeth FINCH


Isabel FINCH

Born: ABT 1401, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Died: 20 Nov 1454, Clifton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Vincent FINCH

Mother: Isabella CRALLE

Married 1: Gervase CLIFTON (Sir Knight) (b. ABT 1390 - d. BEF 1423) (son of John De Clifton and Catherne De Cressy)

Children:

1. Gervase CLIFTON (b. ABT 1418 - d. 8 Dec 1453) (m. Isabel Francis)

2. Robert CLIFTON (b. ABT 1419 - d. 7 Apr 1478) (m. Alice Booth)

Married 2: William SCOTT (Sir Sherrif of Kent) (b. ABT 1390 - d. 5 Feb 1433) (son of John Scott and Dau. Cumbe) ABT 11420, Scott's Hall, Kent, England

Children:

1. John SCOTT (Sir High Sheriff of Kent) (b. 1423 - d. 1485) (m. Agnes Beaufitz)


John FINCH

Born: ABT 1405, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Died: 19 May 1442

Buried: Servington, Kent, England

Father: Vincent FINCH

Mother: Isabella CRALLE

Married: Elizabeth SEWER (dau. of Richard Sewer) ABT 1430, Lenstead, Kent, England


Joan FINCH

Born: ABT 1407, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Vincent FINCH

Mother: Isabella CRALLE

Married: Adam UNDERWOOD


Elizabeth FINCH

Born: ABT 1409, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: Vincent FINCH

Mother: Isabella CRALLE

Married: Thomas ASHBURNHAM


William FINCH of Netherfield

Born: ABT 1403, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Notes: Sheriff of Sussex and Surrey (a 1430).

Father: Vincent FINCH

Mother: Isabella CRALLE

Married: Agnes ROO (dau. of Walter Roo of Dartford) ABT 1437

Children:

1. John FINCH (b. ABT 1438 - d. 1447)

2. Henry FINCH of Netherfield

3. Vincent FINCH

4. Isabel FINCH

5. Nicholas FINCH


Henry FINCH of Netherfield

Born: ABT 1440, Moate, Kent, England

Died: 1493

Buried: 1493, Eklesham Church

Father: William FINCH of Netherfield

Mother: Agnes ROO

Married: Alice BELKNAP (dau. of Phillip Belknap of The Moat) ABT 1457

Children:

1. William FINCH of Burmarshe (Sir)

2. Henry FINCH

3. Phillip FINCH


William FINCH of Burmarshe (Sir)

Born: ABT 1475, Kent, England

Father: Henry FINCH of Netherfield

Mother: Alice BELKNAP

Married 1: Elizabeth CROWMER (dau. of Sir James Crowmer of Tunstal and Catherine Cantelope) ABT 1507, Tunstal, Kent, England

Children:

1. Lawrence FINCH

2. Richard FINCH

3. Thomas FINCH (Sir)

Married 2: Catherine GAINSFORD (dau. of Sir John Gaynsford of Crowhurst) ABT 1530, Crowhurst, Surrey, England

Children:

4. Erasmus FINCH

5. Eleanor FINCH

6. Mary FINCH

7. Vincent FINCH

8. Elizabeth FINCH


Erasmus FINCH

Born: ABT 1531, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: William FINCH of Burmarshe (Sir)

Mother: Catherine GAINSFORD

Married: Marian SOMMERS ABT 1554


Eleanor FINCH

Born: ABT 1533, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: William FINCH of Burmarshe (Sir)

Mother: Catherine GAINSFORD

Married 1: Richard MORTON ABT 1555

Married 2: Thomas WOLTEN


Mary FINCH

Born: ABT 1535, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: William FINCH of Burmarshe (Sir)

Mother: Catherine GAINSFORD

Married: Son WHITNEY ABT 1557


Vincent FINCH

Born: ABT 1537 , Netherfield, Sussex, England

Notes: dsp.

Father: William FINCH of Burmarshe (Sir)

Mother: Catherine GAINSFORD

Married: Dau. FERRERS ABT 1561


Elizabeth FINCH

Born: ABT 1539, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: William FINCH of Burmarshe (Sir)

Mother: Catherine GAINSFORD

Married: Thomas THAWYTES


Lawrence FINCH

Born: 1512, Eastwell, Kent, England

Died: ABT 1563

Notes: dsp.

Father: William FINCH of Burmarshe (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth CROWMER

Married: Mary KEMPE (dau. of Christopher Kemp)


Richard FINCH

Born: ABT 1512, Netherfield, Sussex, England

Father: William FINCH of Burmarshe (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth CROWMER

Married: Eleanor WALSINGHAM ABT 1536


Thomas FINCH (Sir)

Born: 1512, Eastwell, Kent, England

Died: ABT 1563

Notes: In the fifteenth century a Cornwall family called Moyle came to Kent. They began to acquire wealth through land when in 1537 one Sir Thomas Moyle became a member and later Chancellor of the Court of Augmentations, which administered the monastic property seized by Henry VIII. He hunted down heretics zealously, and with his rewards was able to buy the estate of Eastwell from the daughters of Sir Christopher Hales, Henry VIII's Attorney-General. Sir Thomas Moyle married Catherine Jordan or Jourdain, dau. of Sir Edward Jourdain. Their daughter Catherine married Sir Thomas Finch, a member of the then middling minor gentry of Kent. This man had distinguished himself on the battlefield and fighting at sea. Sir Thomas was knighted for his share in suppressing Sir Thomas Wyatt's rebellion in Kent against Queen Mary in 1553, was a soldier of note, and was the son and heir of Sir William Finch, who was knighted in 1513.

Father: William FINCH of Burmarshe (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth CROWMER

Married: Catherine MOYLE (b. ABT 1529 - 9 Feb 1586/7) (dau. of Sir Thomas Moyle of Eastwell and Catherine Jordan) (m.2 Nicholas St. Leger of Beamstone) 1 Mar 1552/3

Children:

1. Henry FINCH (Sir)

2. Moyle FINCH (Sir Bt.)

3. Thomas FINCH

4. Jane FINCH


Jane FINCH

Born: ABT 1560, Kerstenings, Berkshire, England

Buried: 27 Mar 1644, Boxley, Kent, England

Father: Thomas FINCH (Sir)

Mother: Catherine MOYLE

Married: George WYATT (Sir) 8 Oct 1582, Caswell, Kent, England

Children:

1. Francis WYATT (Sir)

2. Henry WYATT

3. Thomas WYATT

4. George WYATT

5. Eleanor WYATT


Thomas FINCH

Born: ABT 1558, Eastwell, Kent, England

Notes: Sp.

Father: Thomas FINCH (Sir)

Mother: Catherine MOYLE

Married: Dau. WILKINS

Moyle FINCH (Sir Bt.)

Born: ABT 1550, Eastwell, Kent, England

Died: 18 Dec 1614

Buried: Eastwell, Kent, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Thomas FINCH (Sir)

Mother: Catherine MOYLE

Married: Elizabeth HENEAGE (C. Winchelsea) 4 Nov 1572

Children:

1. Anne FINCH

2. Thomas FINCH (1 E. Winchelsea)

3. Theophilus FINCH (Sir)

4. John FINCH

5. Francis FINCH

6. William FINCH

7. Robert FINCH

8. Catherine FINCH

9. Heneage FINCH (Sir Knight)

10. Elizabeth FINCH


Anne FINCH

Born: 1574, Eastwell, Kent, England

Died: 14 Nov 1638

Father: Moyle FINCH (Sir Bt.)

Mother: Elizabeth HENEAGE (C. Winchelsea)

Married: William TWYSDEN (1 Bt. of Roydon Hall) (d. 8 Jan 1628) (son of Sir Roger Twysden of Pickham and Anne Wyatt)

Children:

1. Roger TWYSDEN (Sir Bt.)

2. Thomas TWYSDEN (Sir Bt.)

3. Elizabeth TWYSDEN

4. Anne TWYSDEN


Theophilus FINCH (Sir)

Born: ABT 1576, Eastwell, Kent, England

Died: BEF 1633

Notes: Knighted 30 Jul 1599. 2nd Bt. Member of Parliament. dsp.

Father: Moyle FINCH (Sir Bt.)

Mother: Elizabeth HENEAGE (C. Winchelsea)

Married: Elizabeth (Agnes) HEYDON 16 Jul 1596

John FINCH

Born: ABT 1580, Eastwell, Kent, England

Died: 1639

Father: Moyle FINCH (Sir Bt.)

Mother: Elizabeth HENEAGE (C. Winchelsea)

Married: Anne WALLER (dau. of Thomas Waller) ABT 1603

Children:

1. John FINCH

2. William FINCH

3. Elizabeth FINCH


Francis FINCH

Born: ABT 1582, Eastwell, Kent, England

Died: ABT 1612

Father: Moyle FINCH (Sir Bt.)

Mother: Elizabeth HENEAGE (C. Winchelsea)

Married: Anne BARKER

Catherine FINCH

Born: 1588

Died: 1639

Notes: 2nd dau.

Father: Moyle FINCH (Sir Bt.)

Mother: Elizabeth HENEAGE (C. Winchelsea)

Married: John WENTWORTH (1 Bt.)

Children:

1. Cecilia Priscilla Anne WENTWORTH

2. Lucy WENTWORTH (C. Cleveland)


Heneage FINCH (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1595, London, England

Died: 5 Dec 1631, Eastwell, Kent, England

Father: Moyle FINCH (Sir Bt.)

Mother: Elizabeth HENEAGE (C. Winchelsea)

Married 1: Frances BELL (dau. of Sir Edmund Bell of Beaupre Hall and Anne Osborne) ABT 1620, Beaupre-Hall, Norfolk, England

Children:

1. Heneage FINCH (1 E. Nottingham)

2. Francis FINCH

3. John FINCH (b. 1630 - d. 18 Nov 1682)

4. Frances FINCH

5. Son FINCH

6. Son FINCH

7. Son FINCH

8. Son FINCH

9. Dau. FINCH

10. Dau. FINCH

11. Dau. FINCH

Married 2: Elizabeth CRADDOCK (dau. of William Cradock of Staffordshire)

Children:

12. Elizabeth FINCH

13. Anne FINCH


Heneage FINCH (1 E. Nottingham)

Born: 23 Dec 1621

Died: 18 Dec 1682

Father: Heneage FINCH (Sir Knight)

Mother: Frances BELL

Married: Elizabeth HARVEY 30 Jul 1646, Allhallows, London, Middlesex, England

Children:

1. William FINCH

2. Charles FINCH

3. Henry FINCH

4. Robert FINCH

5. Edward FINCH

6. Thomas FINCH

7. Elizabeth FINCH

8. Mary FINCH

9. Mary FINCH

10. Heneage FINCH (1 E. Aylesford)

11. John FINCH

12. Daniel FINCH (7 E. Winchelsea / 2 E. Mottingham)

13. Anne FINCH


Francis FINCH

Father: Heneage FINCH (Sir Knight)

Mother: Frances BELL

Married: Elizabeth PARKHURST


Frances FINCH

Born: ABT 1631

Died: ABT 1650

Father: Heneage FINCH (Sir Knight)

Mother: Frances BELL

Married: Clifford CLIFTON (Sir) (son of Sir Gervase Clifton, Bt., and Frances Clifford)

Children:

1. Catherine CLIFTON

2. Arabella CLIFTON

3. William CLIFTON


Thomas FINCH (1 E. Winchelsea)

Born: ABT 1575, Winchelsea, Eastwell, England

Died: 4 Nov 1634, Charter-House, Yard, London, England

Father: Moyle FINCH (Sir Bt.)

Mother: Elizabeth HENEAGE (C. Winchelsea)

Married: Cecily WENTWORTH 1609, St. Mary Magdalen, London

Children:

1. Heneage FINCH (2 E. Winchelsea)

2. Frances FINCH

3. John FINCH

4. William FINCH

5. Anne FINCH

6. Catherine FINCH

7. Cecily FINCH

8. Diana FINCH

9. Catherine FINCH


Frances FINCH

Born: ABT 1620, Eastwell, Kent, England

Died: 1676

Father: Thomas FINCH (1 E. Winchelsea)

Mother: Cecily WENTWORTH

Married: William STRICKLAND (Sir 1 Bt.) 3 May 1631

Children:

1. Thomas STRICKLAND of Boynton (Sir 2 Bt.)


Anne FINCH

Born: 1627

Died: 1668

Father: Thomas FINCH (1 E. Winchelsea)

Mother: Cecily WENTWORTH

Married: William WALLER of Osterley Park (Sir) (b. ABT 1598 - d. 1668) (son of Sir Thomas Waller and Margaret Leonard) ABT 1635

Children:

1. William WALLER

2. Anne WALLER


Cecily FINCH

Born: 1631

Died: 1696

Father: Thomas FINCH (1 E. Winchelsea)

Mother: Cecily WENTWORTH

Married: Erasmus PHILLIPS (3 Bt. of Picton Castle) (d. 18 Jan 1697) (son of Sir Richard Philips, 2nd Bart of Picton Castle and Elizabeth Dryden)


Diana FINCH

Father: Thomas FINCH (1 E. Winchelsea)

Mother: Cecily WENTWORTH

Married: Nicholas TOKE ABT 1645


Catherine FINCH

Born: 1635

Died: 1652

Father: Thomas FINCH (1 E. Winchelsea)

Mother: Cecily WENTWORTH

Married: Ambrose MOORE (son of Thomas Moore of Croghan and Margaret Forth)


Heneage FINCH (2 E. Winchelsea)

Born: 1619, Eastham, Kent, England

Died: 28 Aug 1689, Eastwell, Kent, England

Buried: 4 Sep 1689, Eastwell, Kent, England

Father: Thomas FINCH (1 E. Winchelsea)

Mother: Cecily WENTWORTH

Married 1: Diana WILLOUGHBY (C. Winchelsea) 21 May 1645, St. Giles In Field, London, Middlesex, England

Children:

1. Son FINCH (bur. 27 Sep 1647)

Married 2: Mary SEYMOUR (C. Winchelsea) BEF 1649, Somersetshire, England

Children:

2. William FINCH (B. Maidstone) (b. 1648 - dvp 28 May 1672) (m. Elizabeth Wyndham)

3. Thomas FINCH (b. 1652 - 1695) (m. Anne Haydon)

4. Charles FINCH (b. 1654 - d. 1678)

5. Heneage FINCH (4 E. Winchelsea) (b. 3 Jan 1656 - dsp 30 Sep 1726)(m. Anne Kingsmill)

6. Lashly FINCH (b. 1658) (m. Barbara Scroop)

7. Henry FINCH (b. 1660 - d. 1671)

8. Frances FINCH (b. 1662 - d. 17 Apr 1712) (m. Thomas Thynne)

9. Leopold FINCH (b. 1662 - d. 14 Nov 1702) (m. Lucy Davie)

10. Mary FINCH (b. 1663 - d. 1658)

11. Elizabeth FINCH

12. Jane FINCH (b. 1667 - d. 1689)

Married 3: Catherine NORCLIFFE (dspm 1679) (dau. of Sir Thomas Norcliffe of Langton) 10 Apr 1673

Married 4: Elizabeth AYRES (d. 10 Apr 1745) (dau. of John Ayres of London) 29 Oct 1681

Children:

13. John FINCH (5 E. Winchilsea) (b. 24 Feb 1682/3 - d. 09 Sep 1729)

14. Cecily FINCH (b. 7 Aug 1681 - d. 4 Mar 1690)

15. Anne FINCH (b. 1687 - d. 17 Nov 1704)


Henry FINCH (Sir)

Born: ABT 1553, Eastwell, Kent, England

Died: 11 Oct 1625

Father: Thomas FINCH (Sir)

Mother: Catherine MOYLE

Married: Ursula THWAITES ABT 1590

Children:

1. John FINCH (1 B. Finch of Fordwich)

2. Catherine FINCH


Catherine FINCH

Born: ABT 1592

Father: Henry FINCH (Sir)

Mother: Ursula THWAITES

Married: Henry WYATT 8 Dec 1618, St. Andrews

Children:

1. Eleanor WYATT


John FINCH (1 B. Finch of Fordwich)

Born: 17 Sep 1584

Died: 27 Nov 1660

Buried: St Martins Church, near Canterbury

Notes: Lord Chief Justice. generally known as Sir John Finch, English judge, a member of the old family of Finch, was called to the bar in 1611. He was returned to parliament for Canterbury in 1614, and became recorder of the same place in 1617. Having attracted the notice of Charles I, who visited Canterbury in 1625, and was received with an address by Finch in his capacity as recorder, he was the following year appointed kings counsel and attorney-general to the Queen and was knighted. In 1628 he was elected Speaker of the House of Commons, a post which he retained till its dissolution in 1629. He was the speaker who was held down in his chair by Holles and others on the occasion of Sir John Eliots resolution on tonnage and poundage. In 1634 he was appointed Chief Justice of the court of common pleas, and distinguished himself by the active zeal with which he upheld the kings prerogative. Notable also was the brutality which characterized his conduct as chief justice, particularly in the cases of William Prynne and John Langton. He presided over the trial of John Hampden, who resisted the payment of ship-money, and be was chiefly responsible for the decision of the judges that ship-money was constitutional. As a reward for his services he was, in 1640, appointed lord keeper, and was also created Baron Finch of Fordwich. He had, however, become so unpopular that one of the first acts of the Long Parliament, which met in the same year was his impeachment. He took refuge in Holland, but had to suffer the sequestration of his estates. When he was allowed to return to England is uncertain, but in 1660 he was one of the commissioners for the trial of the regicides, though he does not appear to have taken much part in the proceedings. His peerage becoming extinct at his death.

Father: Henry FINCH (Sir)

Mother: Ursula THWAITES

Married 1: Mabella FOTHERBY (dau. of Charles Fotherby and Cecilia Waller) ABT 1609

Children:

1. Dau. FINCH (m. Sir George Radcliffe in Ireland)

Married 2: Eleanor WYATT 6 Feb 1618, Boxley, Kent, England



Margaret FINCH

Born: ABT 1551, Kingsdown, Kent, England

Father: Ralph FINCH

Mother: ?

Married: Josias CHENEY ABT 1570, Kingsdown, Kent, England

Children:

1. John CHENEY

2. Ashley CHENEY (b. 1572)

3. Norton CHENEY (b. 1573)

4. Frances CHENEY

5. Agnes CHENEY (b. 1575)

6. Dorothy CHENEY (b. 1576)

7. Elizabeth CHENEY (b. 1577)



Margaret FINCH (C. Kent)

Born: ABT 1490

Father: James FINCH

Mother: ?

Married 1: John DAWES (Alderman of London)

Married 2: Richard GREY (3 E. Kent) 23 Jan 1520



Ursula FINCH

Born: ABT 1539, Grovehurst, Kent, England

Father: Roger FINCH

Mother: ?

Married: George CLIFFORD of Bobbing Court (Esq.) ABT 1560, Bobbing, Kent, England

Children:

1. Henry CLIFFORD

2. Alexander CLIFFORD

3. Conyers CLIFFORD

4. Lewis CLIFFORD

5. Richard CLIFFORD

6. Clement CLIFFORD

7. George CLIFFORD

8. Elizabeth CLIFFORD

9. Mary CLIFFORD

10. Catherine CLIFFORD


Return to Peerage Page

Return to Home Page