PUREFOY FAMILY

Phillip PUREFOY

Born: ABT 1315, Misterton, Leicestershire, England

Died: AFT 1374

Father: William De PUREFOY

Mother: ¿?

Married: Margaret SHIRFORD ABY 1344

Children:

1. William PUREFOY

2. Thomas PUREFOY


William PUREFOY

Born: ABT 1355, Churchover, Warwickshire, England

Died: 24 Aug 1397, Churchover, Warwickshire, England

Father: Phillip PUREFOY

Mother: Margaret SHIRFORD

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. William PUREFOY


William PUREFOY

Born: ABT 1385, Ingestre, Staffordshire, England

Died: Shalstone, Buckinghamshire, England

Father: William PUREFOY

Mother: ¿?

Married: Margaret CHETWYND (dau. of Sir William De Chetwynd y Aliva De St. Paul)

Children:

1. William PUREFOY


William PUREFOY

Born: ABT 1400, Drayton, Leicestershire, England

Died: 1455, Basset's Cross, Hatherleigh, Devon, England

Father: William PUREFOY

Mother: Margaret CHETWYND

Married 1: Marian AYOTT (b. 1375 - d. 1401) (dau. of Alan Ayott of Shalstone and Foxcote)

Children:

1. William PUREFOY

2. Margaret PUREFOY

Married 2: Margaret De KNIGHTLEY


Margaret PUREFOY

Born: ABT 

Father: William PUREFOY

Mother: Marian AYOTT

Married: John FIELDING (son of William Fielding and Joan Prudhome)

Children:

1. William FIELDING (b. 1428 -d. 1471)(m. Agnes St. Liz)


William PUREFOY

Born: 1425, Shalstone, Buckinghamshire, England

Died: 1466, Leicester, Leicestershire, England

Father: William PUREFOY

Mother: Marian AYOTT

Married: Margery MOTON (dau. of Sir Robert De Moton and Elizabeth Mulsho)

Children:

1. Phillip PUREFOY

2. John PUREFOY

3. William PUREFOY (b. 1449 - d. 1466)


Phillip PUREFOY

Born: 1442, Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire, England

Died: 1468

Father: William PUREFOY

Mother: Margery MOTON

Married: Isabel BROME

Children:

1. Nicholas PUREFOY

2. John PUREFOY

3. William PUREFOY

4. Alice PUREFOY


John PUREFOY

Born: ABT 1450, Shalstone, Buckinghamshire, England

Died: 1491

Father: William PUREFOY

Mother: Margery MOTON

Married: Joan WISTOWE (d. 18 Feb 1547)

Children:

1. Nicholas PUREFOY (Sir)

2. Isabel PUREFOY

3. Thomas PUREFOY of Drayton (Esq.)


Isabel PUREFOY

Born: ABT 1482, Shalstone, Buckinghamshire, England

Died: 3 Dec 1535

Father: John PUREFOY

Mother: Joan WISTOWE

Married: John SUTTON ABT 1492

Children:

1. Margaret (Mary) SUTTON


Nicholas PUREFOY (Sir)

Born: ABT 1476, Shalstone, Buckinghamshire, England

Died: 18 Feb 1547, Shalston, Buckingham, England

Buried: Shalstone, Buckinghamshire, England

Notes: Nicholas had yet to reach his majority when his father John died. In 1491 he was still not 21 but he was married with a child in 1494, so he was born around 1473. After his father's death he was made a ward of John Denton. John had married Isabel Brome, his uncle Phillip's widow. Nicholas married the daughter of John and Isabel.

Father: John PUREFOY

Mother: Joan WISTOWE

Married 1: Clemence LIDIARD

Children:

1. Simon PUREFOY (b. ABT 1502 - d. 6 May 1570)

2. Susan PUREFOY

Married 2: Alice DENTON (dau. of John Denton and Isabel Brome)

Children:

3. Edward PUREFOY of Shalston

Married 3: Catherine BRAYESFIELD (d. 6 May 1556) (dau. of Richard Brayesfield)

Children: 

4. Isabel PUREFOY

5. Martyn PUREFOY

6. Francis PUREFOY

7. Simon PUREFOY (d. 1570)


Edward PUREFOY of Shalston

Born: 13 Jun 1494, Shalston, Buckinghamshire, England

Died: 1 Jun 1558, Shalston, Buckinghamshire, England

Father: Nicholas PUREFOY (Sir)

Mother: Alice DENTON

Married: Anne FETTIPLACE

Children:

1. Susan PUREFOY (Nun at Syon)

2. John PUREFOY of Shalston

3. William PUREFOY

4. Thomas PUREFOY

5. Edward PUREFOY (b. 1523 - d. 6 May 1539)

6. Nicholas PUREFOY

7. Henry PUREFOY

8. Catherine PUREFOY

9. Charles PUREFOY (b. 1531 - d. 6 May 1539)

10. Elizabeth PUREFOY

11. Mary PUREFOY

12. Francis PUREFOY

13. Richard PUREFOY

14. Anne PUREFOY

15. Frances PUREFOY


Susan PUREFOY (Nun at Syon)

Died: 1570

Notes: Eight manuscripts of Syon Abbey contain explicit ownership inscriptions. A printed copy of Catherine of Siena’s The Orcharde of Syon, bears the inscription on the final pastedown, ‘This boke perteynyth to syster Elyzabeth Stryckland, professyd in Syon’. Another book, a British Library incunable copy of Nicholas Love’s The Myrroure of the Blessed Lyf of Ihesu Cryste, contains‘Susan Purefeye owethe thys booke’. London, British Library, MS Harley 993 states,‘Thys boke is suster anne colvylle’ on the front flyleaf and‘D Anne Colvylle’ on the end leaf, in a formal hand. These statements of ownership from Elizabeth Strickland, Susan Purefoy, and Anne Colville imply that despite the prohibitions against private property, some concept of ownership existed among the Syon sisters, and that the sisters wanted to mark their ownership. Her name is among the 52 nuns who received a pension after the dissolution.

Father: Edward PUREFOY of Shalston

Mother: Anne FETTIPLACE


Elizabeth PUREFOY

Born: ABT Effield, Shalston, Leicestershire, England

Died: 9 Apr 1569

Father: Edward PUREFOY of Shalston

Mother: Anne FETTIPLACE

Married: Humphrey BRADBORNE


Mary PUREFOY

Born: ABT Shalston, Buckinghamshire, England

Died: 9 May 1589, Yardley, Hastings, Northamptonshire, England

Father: Edward PUREFOY of Shalston

Mother: Anne FETTIPLACE

Married: Thomas THORNE of Durham (b. 1536 - d. 1588) (son of William Thorne and Alice Denton)

Children:

1. Edward THORNE

2. Catherine THORNE

3. Arthur THORNE

4. Thorney THORNE

5. Sybil THORNE

6. Peter THORNE

7. Anne THORNE

8. Jane THORNE

9. William THORNE of Durham (Sir) (b. 1558 - d. 3 Dec 1603) (m. Grace Durham)

10. Susanna THORNE (m. Capt. Roger Dudley)

11. Robert THORNE

12. Isabel THORNE

13. Anthony THORNE


Anne PUREFOY

Buckinghamshire, England

Father: Edward PUREFOY of Shalston

Mother: Anne FETTIPLACE

Married: Son SWILLINGTON


John PUREFOY of Shalston

Born: ABT Effield, Shalston, Leicester, England

Died: 1579

Father: Edward PUREFOY of Shalston

Mother: Anne FETTIPLACE

Married 1: Elizabeth BROME

Married 2: Anne WINDSOR ABT 1566


Thomas PUREFOY

Died: 28 May 1549

Father: Edward PUREFOY of Shalston

Mother: Anne FETTIPLACE

Married: ¿?


Francis PUREFOY

Died: 1564

Father: Edward PUREFOY of Shalston

Mother: Anne FETTIPLACE

Married: Anne FURTHO (dau. of Anthony Furtho) (w. of Henry Gage)


Richard PUREFOY

Born: ABT

Father: Edward PUREFOY of Shalston

Mother: Anne FETTIPLACE

Married: Anne PELL (w. of Thomas Nicholls)


William PUREFOY

Hollingborne, Kent, England

Died: 5 Jul 1595

Father: Edward PUREFOY of Shalston

Mother: Anne FETTIPLACE

Married 1: Beatrix CHIBENHURST

Children:

1. Thomas PUREFOY

Married 2: Cicely GOODWYNN (dau. of John Goodwyn and Catherine Bledlow)

Children:

2. Edward PUREFOY

Married 3: Mary BOYS


Edward PUREFOY

13 Sep 1555

Died: 15 Mar 1594

Father: William PUREFOY

Mother: Cicely GOODWYNN

Married: Joyce PUREFOY 1580

Children:

1. George PUREFOY of Drayton and Shalston


George PUREFOY of Drayton and Shalston

Born: 1583

Died: 13 May 1628

Buried: St Michael and All Angels Church, Fenny Drayton, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough, Leicestershire, England

Father: Edward PUREFOY

Mother: Joyce PUREFOY

Married 1: Mary KNIGHTLEY (dau. of Valentine Knightley and Anne Unton)

Children:

1. George PUREFOY (b. 11 Jan 1605 - d. 28 Mar 1661) (m. Anne Glover)

2. Elizabeth PUREFOY (m. John Franklin)

3. Edward PUREFOY

4. Valentine PUREFOY

5. Joyce PUREFOY

6. Jane PUREFOY

7. Lucy PUREFOY

8. Anne PUREFOY

Married 2: Dorothy DENNY AFT 1617

Married 3: Jane ROBERTS (dau. of Francis Roberts of Willesden and Mary Barne) (w. of Sir Thomas Glover of Hayes) 1627


Thomas PUREFOY of Drayton (Esq.)

Born: 1472, Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire, England

Died: 12 May 1542

Father: John PUREFOY

Mother: Joan WISTOWE

Married: Margaret FITZHERBERT (dau. of Anthony Fitzherbert of Norbury and Martha Nicholas)

Children:

1. Ralph PUREFOY of Drayton

2. Michael PUREFOY of Caldecote

3. Hugh PUREFOY

4. Anthony PUREFOY (slain at Oxford)

5. Joyce PUREFOY

6. Isabella PUREFOY (Nun)

7. Dorothy PUREFOY (Nun)

8. Joan PUREFOY

9. Elizabeth PUREFOY


Joyce PUREFOY

Father: Thomas PUREFOY of Drayton (Esq.)

Mother: Margaret FITZHERBERT

Married: John RUDING Ardbury (Esq.)


Joan PUREFOY

Father: Thomas PUREFOY of Drayton (Esq.)

Mother: Margaret FITZHERBERT

Married: John STARESMORE (w.1 of Cassandra Fulke - w.2 of Mary Walshall) ABT 1520

Children:

1. Lucy STARESMORE (Associated with Sir Thomas Neville of Holt)

2. Margery STARESMORE

3. Thomas STARESMORE

4. Jane STARESMORE

5. Christian STARESMORE

6. William STARESMORE

7. Edmund STARESMORE

8. Walter STARESMORE

9. Michael STARESMORE

10. Edward STARESMORE

11. Joyce STARESMORE


Elizabeth PUREFOY

Father: Thomas PUREFOY of Drayton (Esq.)

Mother: Margaret FITZHERBERT

Married: Thomas CAWARDEN


Ralph PUREFOY of Drayton

Died: 1551

Father: Thomas PUREFOY of Drayton (Esq.)

Mother: Margaret FITZHERBERT

Married: Anne BINGHAM (dau. of John Bingham and Anne Strelley)

Children:

1. Nicholas PUREFOY


Nicholas PUREFOY

Born: 1525, Effield, Shalston, Leicestershire, England

Died: 1543, Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire, England

Buried: Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire, England

Father: Ralph PUREFOY of Drayton

Mother: Anne BINGHAM

Married: Jane VINCENT (dau. of George Vincent, MP, and Anne Slorey) (m.2 William Faunt)

Children:

1. Nicholas PUREFOY

2. George PUREFOY of Drayton (Esq.)


George PUREFOY of Drayton (Esq.)

Died: 30 Aug 1593

Father: Nicholas PUREFOY

Mother: Jane VINCENT

Married: Elizabeth WHETELL (dau. of Thomas Whetell)

Children:

1. Joyce PUREFOY


Joyce PUREFOY

Died: 1596

Notes: only daughter and heir.

Father: George PUREFOY of Drayton (Esq.)

Mother: Elizabeth WHETELL

Married: Edward PUREFOY 1580

Children:

1. George PUREFOY of Drayton and Shalston


Michael PUREFOY of Caldecote

Notes: escheator for that county temp. Felipe II and Mary I. Ancestor of the Purefoys of Caldecote.

Born: 14 Mar 1497, Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire, England 

Died: 21 Jul 1570

Father: Thomas PUREFOY of Drayton (Esq.)

Mother: Margaret FITZHERBERT

Married: Joyce HARDWICK (b. 1510 - d. 6 Mar 1585) (dau. of John Hardwick of Hardwick and Elizabeth Leke)

Children:

1. William PUREFOY

2. Humphrey PUREFOY of Barwell (Esq.)

3. Catherine PUREFOY

4. George PUREFOY of Wolvershill

5. Thomas PUREFOY

6. Frances PUREFOY

7. Dorothy PUREFOY

8. Jane PUREFOY

9. John PUREFOY

10. Arthur PUREFOY

11. Elizabeth PUREFOY


Catherine PUREFOY

Born: 1531

Died: 1597

Father: Michael PUREFOY of Caldecote

Mother: Joyce HARDWICK

Married: Thomas WIGHTMAN of Stoke

Children:

1. Edward WIGHTMAN


Humphrey PUREFOY of Barwell (Esq.)

Born: BEF 1555

Died: 1598, Barwell, Leicestershire, England

Father: Michael PUREFOY of Caldecote

Mother: Joyce HARDWICK

Married: Alice FAUNT (b.1565 - d. 1585) (dau. of William Faunt and Anne Fielding)

Children:

1. Thomas PUREFOY (Capt.)


Thomas PUREFOY (Capt.)

Born: ABT 1578, Warwickshire, England

Died: BEF 1656, Elizabeth City, Colony of Virginia

Notes: came to Virginia from England in the "George" when he was 43 in 1621. In 1652, he was a member of the council. He was commissioner of Elizabeth City County in 1626, and was burgess of the lower part of Elizabeth City County 1629-1630. He was a member of the King's Council in 1631, and principal commander of Elizabeth City County in 1629. In 1635, the mutiny in Virginia was reported by this same Captain Purifoy

Father: Humphrey PUREFOY of Barwell (Esq.)

Mother: Alice FAUNT

Married: Lucy RANSOM 1620, Leicestershire, England

Children:

1. Thomas PUREFOY


George PUREFOY of Wolvershill

Died: Oct 1615, Wolvershill, Warwickshire, England

Notes: MP. Though he had family connexions with the earls of Shrewsbury, Leicester and Rutland, Purefoy no doubt owed his return at Beverley to his elder brother Humphrey, a law member of the council in the north, and an admirer of the lord president, the 3rd Earl of Huntingdon. He gradually built up a not inconsiderable estate for his son and heir, Gamaliel. All his land purchases, beginning in 1575 with a moiety of the manor of Bramcote, were of parts of the old Zouche estates, mostly in the parish of Bulkington. To Bramcote he added a moiety of Weston-in-Arden manor, and, in 1601, the manor of Wolvershill. He also bought a moiety of Wibtoft manor.

Father: Michael PUREFOY of Caldecote

Mother: Joyce HARDWICK

Married: Jane ZOUCHE

Children:

1. Gamaliel PUREFOY


Gamaliel PUREFOY

Born: 1579

Died: ABT 1661, Wolvershall, Warwickshire, England

Father: George PUREFOY of Wolvershill

Mother: Jane ZOUCHE

Married: Anne ASTON BEF 1622

Children:

1. George PUREFOY (b. ABT 1618 - d. AFT 1682)


Thomas PUREFOY

Born: 1537

Father: Michael PUREFOY of Caldecote

Mother: Joyce HARDWICK

Married: Elizabeth BRADSHAW

Children:

1. Michael PUREFOY (MP)

2. Joyce PUREFOY

3. Susan PUREFOY

4. Jane PUREFOY


Michael PUREFOY (MP)

Born: 1562

Died: 1627

Notes: It is not easy to explain Purefoy’s return for Clitheroe, and it is uncertain in any case whether the MP was the man whose particulars appear above, or his cousin and namesake, a younger son of the senior branch of the family, who was a member of the Inner Temple and servant of the Earl of Rutland. Perhaps the former may be preferred because of a tenuous link with the 3rd Earl of Huntingdon, president of the council in the north, who knew his uncles Humphrey and William. Huntingdon could certainly have secured Purefoy’s return and it is highly likely that he spent several years in the service of this uncle Humphrey, who was himself a legal member of the council in the north. Purefoy died unmarried in 1627 and was buried in Caldecote church, where his cousin and executor, Gamaliel Purefoy, erected a monument. See http://www.histparl.ac.uk/volume/1558-1603/member/PUREFOY-michael-1562-1627

Father: Thomas PUREFOY

Mother: Elizabeth BRADSHAW


William PUREFOY

Born: 1527 

Died: 1 Sep 1615

Father: Michael PUREFOY of Caldecote

Mother: Joyce HARDWICK

Married: Catherine WIGSTON

Children:

1. Magdalen PUREFOY (C. Kent)

2. Dorothy PUREFOY

3. Francis PUREFOY

4. Lucy PUREFOY

5. William PUREFOY

6. George PUREFOY


Dorothy PUREFOY

Father: William PUREFOY

Mother: Catherine WIGSTON

Married: Roger DUDLEY (Capt.)

Children:

1. Dorothy DUDLEY


Magdalen PUREFOY (C. Kent)

Born: 17 Apr 1573, Caldecote, Warwickshire, England

Died: 16 Apr 1653

Buried: Burbage, Leicestershire, England

Father: William PUREFOY

Mother: Catherine WIGSTON

Married: Anthony GREY (9° E. Kent) ABT 1590/1

Children:

1. Henry GREY (10º E. Kent)

2. Priscilla GREY

3. Grace GREY

4. Christian GREY

5. Magdalene GREY

6. Faith GREY

7. Patience GREY

8. John GREY

9. Job GREY

10. Theophilus GREY

11. Nathaniel GREY


Francis PUREFOY

Born: 1570

Died: 1617

Father: William PUREFOY

Mother: Catherine WIGSTON

Married: Eleanor BASKERVILLE

Children:

1. Mary PUREFOY

2. William PUREFOY



Thomas PUREFOY

Born: ABT 1382

Married: Joan CATESBY


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