VAVASOUR FAMILY

I. HAZELWOOD LINE

Mauger Le VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1105

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Mauger Le VAVASOUR (Sir)


Mauger Le VAVASOUR (Sir)

Born: ABT 1136

Father: Mauger Le VAVASOUR

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. William Le VAVASOUR (Lord of Hazelwood)


William Le VAVASOUR (Lord of Hazelwood)

Born: ABT 1146

Died: 29 Jun 1191

Notes: Knight, Lord of Hazelwood, grandson of Domesday tenant, Mauger [Ref: CP XII/2 p231]. 30 Henry II (1184) a judge, and one of the witnesses to the charter of the Abbey of Sawley, York County, refounded by Matilda De Percy, C. Warwick. 1187: held two knights fees of Sir William De Percy. Cokayne, George Edward, Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant. Gloucester: A Sutton, 1982. Foster, Joseph, Pedigrees of the County Families of Yorkshire, Vol I - West Riding, part 4. London: Winfred Head, 1874. LDS Film#0924024.

Father: Mauger Le VAVASOUR (Sir)

Mother: ¿?

Married: Matilda PERRY

Children:

1. Robert Le VAVASOUR (Sir High Sheriff)


Robert Le VAVASOUR (Sir High Sheriff)

Born: ABT 1160

Died: ABT 1245

Notes: High Sheriff of Lancashire. Sheriff of Nottingham and Derby, England, from the 31st to the 39th year of the reign of Henry III. He paid a fine of £1200 marks and two palfreys, that his daughter, then widow of Theobald Butler, might be married to Fulke Fitzwarin.

Father: William Le VAVASOUR (Lord of Hazelwood)

Mother: Matilda PERRY

Married 1: Juliana De ROS

Children:

1. John Le VAVASOUR (Sir Knight)

2. Maud Le VAVASOUR

Married 2: Julian De MULTON (dau. of Thomas De Multon and Sarah De Flete) 1208


Maud Le VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1176, probably Yorkshire, England

Died: BEF 1226

Notes: Fulke Fitzwarin was born about 1169 in Hertfordshire, England. The book by Maurine Keen, “The Outlaws of Medieval Legend”, includes a chapter on the story of the Romance of Fulke Fitzwarin, and several chapters on the Robin Hood ballads. Fulke was married to Maude le Vavasour. The true-life story of Maude's relationship with Fulke Fitzwarin is very similar to the legend of Robin Hood and Maid Marian. Maude’s parents were Sir Robert le Vavasour and Julian De Ros.

Father: Robert Le VAVASOUR (Sir High Sheriff)

Mother: Juliana De ROS

Married 1: Theobald Le Botiller FITZWALTER (Lord of Preston) ABT 1199

Children:

1. Theobald Le BOTILLER (Chief Butler of Ireland)

2. Maud BUTLER

3. Beatrice BUTLER (b. ABT 1198)

Married 2: Fulke FITZWARIN 1 Oct 1207

Children:

4. Mabel FITZWARIN (m. John De Tregoz)


John Le VAVASOUR (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1221

Died: ABT 1285

Father: Robert Le VAVASOUR (Sir High Sheriff)

Mother: Juliana De ROS

Married: Alice COCKFIELD (b. ABT 1226)

Children:

1. William Le VAVASOUR (1º B. Vavasour of Hazelwood)

2. Mauger Le VAVASOUR of Denton


Mauger Le VAVASOUR of Denton

Notes: second son of Sir John Vavasour of Hazlewood, temp. Henry III. Arms: Or (gold), a fess dancetty Sable (black). Crest: A cock Gules (red), combed and wattled Or (gold).

Father: John Le VAVASOUR (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice COCKFIELD

Married: Margaret ?

Children:

1. Agnes Le VAVASOUR

2. John Le VAVASOUR of Askwith (Sir Knight)


Agnes Le VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1327/8

Father: Mauger Le VAVASOUR of Denton

Mother: Margaret ?

Married 1: Bernard BROCAS (Sir Knight)

Married 2: Henry LANGFIELD (Esq.)


William Le VAVASOUR (1º B. Vavasour of Hazelwood)

Born: ABT 1240

Died: 6 Feb 1310/11

Notes: summoned to Parliament 1299.

Father: John Le VAVASOUR (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice COCKFIELD

Married: Nichola WILLIS (b. ABT 1242 - d. ABT 1320)

Children:

1. William VAVASOUR (2º B. Vavasour of Hazelwood)

2. Robert Le VAVASOUR

3. Henry Le VAVASOUR (Sir)


William VAVASOUR (2º B. Vavasour of Hazelwood)

Notes: died without issue, leaving his niece Elizabeth, daughter of his brother, Robert, his heir.

Father: William Le VAVASOUR (1º B. Vavasour of Hazelwood)

Mother: Nichola WILLIS


Henry Le VAVASOUR (Sir)

Born: BET 1266/90

Died: 1 Dec 1342, Louth Park Abbey, Lincolnshire, England

Notes: Vavasour of Hazelwood; Arms: Or (gold), a fess dancetty Sable (black). Crest: A cock Gules (red), combed and wattled Or (gold)

Father: William Le VAVASOUR (1º B. Vavasour of Hazelwood)

Mother: Nichola WILLIS

Married: Constance MOWBRAY

Children:

1. Henry Le VAVASOUR


Henry Le VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1292, probably Hazelwood, Yorkshire, England

Died: ABT 1349, Lincolnshire, England

Father: Henry Le VAVASOUR (Sir)

Mother: Constance MOWBRAY

Married: Amabel (Annabell) FITZHUGH

Children:

1. Henry VAVASOUR


Henry VAVASOUR

Born: 1328/9, probably Hazelwood, Yorkshire, England

Father: Henry Le VAVASOUR

Mother: Amabel (Annabell) FITZHUGH

Married: ¿Anna FITZHUGH?

Children:

1. William VAVASOUR


William VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1336 / 1358, Hazelwood, Yorkshire, England

Died: 8 Sep 1369

Father: Henry VAVASOUR

Mother: Anna FITZHUGH

Married: Elizabeth STAPLETON

Children:

1. Henry VAVASOUR (Sir)


Henry VAVASOUR (Sir)

Born: ABT 1344, probably Hazelwood, Yorkshire, England

Died: 27 Mar 1413

Buried: 29 Mar 1413, Hazelwood, Yorkshire, England

Father: William VAVASOUR

Mother: Elizabeth STAPLETON

Married: Margaret SKIPWITH (b. ABT 1346 - d. 1 Jul 1413)

Children:

1. William (Henry) VAVASOUR

2. Elizabeth VAVASOUR

3. Margaret VAVASOUR


Elizabeth VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1383

Father: Henry VAVASOUR (Sir)

Mother: Margaret SKIPWITH

Married: William SEWARBY

Children:

1. Margaret SEWARBY (m. Son Pigot)


Margaret VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1386, Cockerington, Linclonshire, England

Father: Henry VAVASOUR (Sir)

Mother: Margaret SKIPWITH

Married: Hamon SUTTON

Children:

1. Robert SUTTON

2. Hamon SUTTON

3. John SUTTON


William (Henry) VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1380, Hazelwood, Yorkshire, England

Died: 10 Jan 1451/52, probably Hazelwood, Yorkshire, England

Buried: Hazelwood, Yorkshire, England

Father: Henry VAVASOUR (Sir)

Mother: Margaret SKIPWITH

Married: Joan (Elizabeth) LANGTON (b. ABT 1386)

Children:

1. Henry VAVASOUR (Sir Knight)

2. Elizabeth (Isabel) VAVASOUR

3. John VAVASOUR (b. ABT 1438)

4. William VAVASOUR


Elizabeth (Isabel) VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1434, Hazelwood, Yorkshire, England

Father: William (Henry) VAVASOUR

Mother: Joan (Elizabeth) LANGTON

Married: Richard CLERVAUX

Children:

1. Margaret CLERVAUX (b. ABT 1448) (m. Thomas Layton)


William VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1440, Badsworth, Yorkshire, England

Died: 25 Mar 1505

Father: William (Henry) VAVASOUR

Mother: Joan (Elizabeth) LANGTON


Henry VAVASOUR (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1410 / ABT 1428

Died: BEF 15 Apr 1500, probably Hazelwood, Yorkshire, England

Notes: High Sheriff of Yorkshire

Father: William (Henry) VAVASOUR

Mother: Joan (Elizabeth) LANGTON

Married: Jane (Joan) GASCOIGNE

Children:

1. John VAVASOUR

2. Anne VAVASOUR

3. Margaret VAVASOUR

¿4. Henry VAVASOUR?

5. Joan VAVASOUR


Joan VAVASOUR

Father: Henry VAVASOUR (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jane (Joan) GASCOIGNE

Married: Robert MAULEVERER (son of Edmund Mauleverer and Eleanor Strangeways)

Children:

1. William MAULEVERER (Sir) (b. ABT 1466 - d. 10 Aug 1551) (m.1 Jane Conyers - m.2 Joan Strangeways)


Anne VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1445

Father: Henry VAVASOUR (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jane (Joan) GASCOIGNE

Married: Peter MIDDLETON (Sir Knight) (b. ABT 1426) (son of Sir John Middleton and Margaret Thwaytes)

Children:

1. Alice MIDDLETON (b. ABT 1468) (m. Richard Peck)

2. William MIDDLETON (Sir) (b. ABT 1475) (m. Jane Sutton)


Margaret VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1454

Father: Henry VAVASOUR (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jane (Joan) GASCOIGNE

Married: Thomas GASCOIGNE ABT 1475, Hazelwood, York, England


John VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1465, probably Kirby, Yorkshire, England

Died: 1536

Father: Henry VAVASOUR (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jane (Joan) GASCOIGNE

Married: Cicely LANGDALE

Children:

1. Anne VAVASOUR


Anne VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1490/ 1513, probably Kirby Wharfe, Yorkshire, England

Father: John VAVASOUR

Mother: Cicely LANGDALE

Married: John GASCOIGNE (Esq.) 8 Oct 1506, Kirby Wharfe, York, England

Children:

1. Thomas GASCOIGNE

2. Richard GASCOIGNE

3. John GASCOIGNE

4. Robert GASCOINE

5. William GASCOIGNE (b. ABT 1517)

6. Frances GASCOIGNE

7. Elizabeth GASCOIGNE

8. Joan GASCOIGNE

9. Catherine GASCOIGNE

10. Alice GASCOIGNE

11. George GASCOIGNE

12. Grace GASCOIGNE

13. Anne GASCOIGNE


Henry VAVASOUR

Born: 1460

Father: Henry VAVASOUR (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jane (Joan) GASCOIGNE

Married: Elizabeth EVERINGHAM

Children:

1. William VAVASOUR


William VAVASOUR

Father: Henry VAVASOUR

Mother: Elizabeth EVERINGHAM

Married 1: Alice PAVER

Children:

1. Mauger VAVASOUR

2. Agnes VAVASOUR

Married 2: Margaret WELSHE (dau. of Walter Welshe)

3. William VAVASOUR (Sir)

4. John VAVASOUR

5. Thomas VAVASOUR

6. Anne VAVASOUR


William VAVASOUR (Sir)

Born: 20 Nov 1514, Thorpe-on-the-Hill, Weston, Yorkshire, England

Died: 9 May 1566

Father: William VAVASOUR

Mother: Margaret WELSHE

Married: Elizabeth CALVERLEY (dau. of Walter Calverley and Isabel Drax) 1533

Children:

1. John VAVASOUR

2. Ralph VAVASOUR

3. Anne VAVASOUR

4. William VAVASOUR

5. Henry VAVASOUR

6. George VAVASOUR

7. Edward VAVASOUR

8. Mary VAVASOUR

9. Frances VAVASOUR

10. Catherine VAVASOUR

11. Elizabeth VAVASOUR


John VAVASOUR

Born: 1538

Father: William VAVASOUR (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth CALVERLEY

Married: Eleanor FAIRFAX


Anne VAVASOUR

Born: 1542

Father: William VAVASOUR (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth CALVERLEY

Married: Francis GASCOIGNE 1557, Hazelwood, Derbyshire, England


Henry VAVASOUR

Born: 1544

Died: 1634

Father: William VAVASOUR (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth CALVERLEY


Edward VAVASOUR

Born: 1550

Father: William VAVASOUR (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth CALVERLEY

Married: Dau. HOTHAM


Mary VAVASOUR

Born: 1552, Hazelwood, Derbyshire, England

Died: 1579, Hazelwood, Derbyshire, England

Father: William VAVASOUR (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth CALVERLEY

Married: William PLUMPTON (son of Robert Plumpton and Anne Conyers) 1570, Hazelwood, Derbyshire, England

Children:

1. Robert PLUMPTON

2. Ellen PLUMPTON (m. Griffin Markham)

3. Mary PLUMPTON

4. Peter PLUMPTON

5. John PLUMPTON


Frances VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1552, Hazelwood, Yorkshire, England

Father: William VAVASOUR (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth CALVERLEY

Married: John RYTHER


Catherine VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1553, Hazelwood, Yorkshire, England

Father: William VAVASOUR (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth CALVERLEY

Married: Richard PECK ABT 1574, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England


Elizabeth VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1558, Hazelwood, Yorkshire, England

Father: William VAVASOUR (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth CALVERLEY

Married: Thomas HAYLAND


Ralph VAVASOUR

Born: 1540, Woodhall, Yorkshire, England

Father: William VAVASOUR (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth CALVERLEY

Married 1: Elizabeth PECK (dau. of Richard Peck and Anne Hotham)

Children:

1. Frances VAVASOUR

2. William VAVASOUR of Hazelwood

Married 2: Ursula FAIRFAX


Frances VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1563, Hazelwood, Yorkshire, England

Father: Ralph VAVASOUR

Mother: Elizabeth PECK

Married: Francis PERCY ABT 1583, Hazelwood, Yorkshire, England

Children:

1. John PERCY

2. Bartholomew PERCY

3. Thomas PERCY

4. Robert PERCY

5. Josceline PERCY

6. Eleanor PERCY

7. Jane PERCY

8. Mary PERCY

9. Theodosia PERCY

10. Elizabeth PERCY

11. Lucy PERCY (b. ABT 1606 - bur. BEF 8 Apr 1669 - Unmd.)


William VAVASOUR of Hazelwood

Born: ABT 1569, Woodhall, Yorkshire, England

Father: Ralph VAVASOUR

Mother: Elizabeth PECK

Married: Anne MANNERS

Children:

1. Thomas VAVASOUR (1º Bt.)

2. Margaret VAVASOUR (b. ABT 1597)

3. Theodosia VAVASOUR (b. 1599)

4. Henry VAVASOUR (b. ABT 1601)

5. Bridget VAVASOUR (b. ABT 1603 - d. 1616)

6. Anne VAVASOUR (b. ABT 1605)

7. John VAVASOUR (b. 1607)

8. Mary VAVASOUR (b. ABT 1609 - d. 1676)

9. Francis VAVASOUR (b. ABT 1611)

10. Frances VAVASOUR (b. ABT 1613)

11. Jane VAVASOUR (b. ABT 1615)

12. George VAVASOUR (b. ABT 1617)

13. Catherine VAVASOUR (b. ABT 1619)


Thomas VAVASOUR (1º Bt.)

Born: ABT 1595, Hazelwood, Yorkshire, England

Died: BEF Mar 1635/36

Father: William VAVASOUR of Hazelwood

Mother: Anne MANNERS

Married: Ursula GIFFARD



II. WESTON LINE

John Le VAVASOUR of Askwith (Sir Knight)

Notes: Arms: Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Or (gold), a fess dancetty Sable (black), for Vavasour; 2nd and 3rd, Argent (silver), a bend Sable (black), for Stopham. Crest: A cock Gules (red), crested Or (gold).

Father: Mauger Le VAVASOUR of Denton

Mother: Margaret ?

Married: Agnes De STOPHAM (dau. and heiress of Sir William De Stopham of Weston)

Children:

1. John VAVASOUR of Weston


John VAVASOUR of Weston

Born: ABT 1338, Weston, Yorkshire, England

Father: John Le VAVASOUR of Askwith (Sir Knight)

Mother: Agnes De STOPHAM

Married: Agnes (Anne) MAULEVERER (dau. of William Mauleverer and Anne Neville)

Children:

1. John VAVASOUR of Weston

2. Richard VAVASOUR of Rudston

3. Thomas VAVASOUR


John VAVASOUR of Weston

Father: John VAVASOUR of Weston

Mother: Agnes (Anne) MAULEVERER

Married: Margaret MIDDLETON

Children:

1. John VAVASOUR of Weston


John VAVASOUR of Weston

Died: AFT 1461

Father: John VAVASOUR of Weston

Mother: Margaret MIDDLETON

Married: Ellen BECKWITH

Children:

1. John VAVASOUR of Weston


John VAVASOUR of Weston

Born: ABT 1452, Weston, Yorkshire, England

Died: AFT 1478

Father: John VAVASOUR of Weston

Mother: Ellen BECKWITH

Married: Elizabeth THWAITES

Children:

1. John VAVASOUR of Weston


John VAVASOUR of Weston

Born: ABT 1478, Weston, Yorkshire, England

Father: John VAVASOUR of Weston

Mother: Elizabeth THWAITES

Married: Cecily NORTON

Children:

1. John VAVASOUR of Weston


John VAVASOUR of Weston

Born: ABT 1504, Weston, Yorkshire, England

Notes: Not sure whether the same John Vavasour was the father of all three of the daughters listed.

Father: John VAVASOUR of Weston

Mother: Cecily NORTON

Married: Bridget MAULEVERER (dau. of Thomas Mauleverer of Allerton)

Children:

1. Marmaduke VAVASOUR of Weston

2. Frances VAVASOUR

3. Anne VAVASOUR

4. Agnes VAVASOUR

¿Married 2: Anne SCROPE?


Frances VAVASOUR

Father: John VAVASOUR of Weston

Mother: Bridget MAULEVERER

Married 1: Antony FAWKES BEF 1551

Married 2: Phillip BAINBRIDGE AFT 1551

Children:

1. Dennis BAINBRIDGE

Married 3: Walter PULLEYN BEF 1564


Anne VAVASOUR

Father: John VAVASOUR of Weston

Mother: Bridget MAULEVERER

Married: Edmund PULLEYN 1571


Agnes VAVASOUR

Notes: The family tree for Pulleyn of Killinghall in Catherine Pullein's book "The Pulleyns of Yorkshire" says that Agnes' father was John Vavasour of Weston, whereas the "Visitations of Yorkshire" say that she was the daughter of William Vavasour and Alice Paver.

Father: John VAVASOUR of Weston / William VAVASOUR

Mother: Bridget MAULEVERER / Alice PAVER

Married: John PULLEYN (son of James Pulleyn and Frances Ingleby) BEF 1576


Marmaduke VAVASOUR of Weston

Born: ABT 1530, Weston, Yorkshire, England

Father: John VAVASOUR of Weston

Mother: Bridget MAULEVERER

Married: Jane MIDDLETON

Children:

1. William VAVASOUR of Weston


William VAVASOUR of Weston

Born: ABT 1556, Weston, Yorkshire, England

Died: Oct 1618, Stead, Otley, Yorkshire, England

Father: Marmaduke VAVASOUR of Weston

Mother: Jane MIDDLETON

Married: Elizabeth BECKWITH (dau. of Leonard Beckwith and Elizabeth Cholmondeley)

Children:

1. Frances VAVASOUR

2. Margaret VAVASOUR (d. Jun 1635, Stead, Otley, Yorkshire)

3. William VAVASOUR

4. Mary VAVASOUR (b. 1597, Otley, Yorkshire)

5. Thomas VAVASOUR (b. ABT 1613, Weston, Yorkshire - d. Feb 1677/78, Weston, Yorkshire) (m. Frances ?)


Frances VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1582, Weston, Yorkshire, England

Died: 1611, Scriven, Knaresborough, West Riding, Yorkshire, England / 18 Aug 1642, Otley, Yorkshire

Father: William VAVASOUR of Weston

Mother: Elizabeth BECKWITH

Married: Henry SLINGSBY (Sir) (son of Sir Francis Slingsby and Mary Percy) Scriven, Knaresborough, West Riding, Yorkshire, England

Children:

1. William SLINGSBY

2. Henry SLINGSBY (m. Barbara Bellasys)

3. Thomas SLINGSBY

4. Elizabeth SLINGSBY (m. Thomas Metcalffe)

5. Mary SLINGSBY (m. Walter Bethel)

6. Alice SLINGSBY

7. Catherine SLINGSBY (m. John Fenwick)

8. Frances SLINGSBY

9. Eleanor SLINGSBY (m. Sir Arthur Ingraham)

10. Son SLINGSBY

11. Son SLINGSBY



III. SPALDINGTON LINE

William VAVASOUR of Spaldington

Born: ABT 1469, Spaldington, Yorkshire, England

Died: AFT 5 Jul 1495

Notes: Vavasour of Spaldington, co. York, England. A branch of Vavasour of Hazelwood. The last male heir, Thomas Vavasour, Esq., died in 1679, leaving an only daughter and heir, Mary Vavasour, married Sir Ralph Assheton of Middleton, Baronet, co. Lancaster. Her daughter co-heir married Humphrey Trafford, Esq., and had a daughter and heir, Elizabeth Trafford, married Mail Yates, of Mail, co. Lancaster, and had an elder daughter and co-heir, Anne Assheton Yates, married Henry Nooth, who assumed the name of Vavasour, and was created a baronet 1801. Arms: Or (gold), a fess dancetty Sable (black), charged with a fleur-de-lis Argent (silver), for the Spaldington branch. Crest: A cock Gules (red), combed, wattled and legged, and charged on the breast with a fleur-de-lis Or (gold).

Father: John VAVASOUR

Mother: ¿?

Married 1: Jane MALLORY (b. ABT 1471) (dau. of Robert Mallory)

Children:

1. Peter VAVASOUR (Sir)

Married 2: Alice ?


Peter VAVASOUR (Sir)

Born: ABT 1493, Spaldington, Yorkshire, England

Died: 5 Mar 1556

Buried: Bubwith, Yorkshire, England

Father: William VAVASOUR of Spaldington

Mother: Jane MALLORY

Married: Elizabeth WINDSOR ABT 1514, Spaldington, York, England

Children:

1. Amicia (Anna) VAVASOUR

2. John VAVASOUR of Spaldington


Amicia (Anna) VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1513, Spaldington, Yorkshire, England

Father: Peter VAVASOUR (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth WINDSOR

Married: Thomas LANGDALE (son of Anthony Langdale and Agnes Constable) ABT 1530, Spaldington, Yorkshire, England

Children:

1. Anthony LANGDALE (b. ABT 1531 - d. 1577) (m. Joan Vavasour)

2. Thomas LANGDALE

3. Marmaduke LANGDALE

4. Catherine LANGDALE

5. Agnes LANGDALE


John VAVASOUR of Spaldington

Born: ABT 1517, Spaldington, Yorkshire, England

Died: 1573

Father: Peter VAVASOUR (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth WINDSOR

Married 1: Julian ASKE (dau. of John Aske and Ellen Ryther)

Children:

1. Ralph VAVASOUR of Spaldington

2. Catherine VAVASOUR (b. ABT 1566)

3. Margaret VAVASOUR (b. ABT 1568)

Married 2: Catherine ILSON

Married 3: Cassandra LOUDON


Ralph VAVASOUR of Spaldington

Born: ABT 1546, Spaldington, Yorkshire, England

Father: John VAVASOUR of Spaldington

Mother: Julian ASKE

Married: Frances DARNELL (dau. of Adam Darnell)

Children:

1. John VAVASOUR of Spaldington


John VAVASOUR of Spaldington

Born: ABT 1572, Spaldington, Yorkshire, England

Christened: 30 Jun 1566, Kippax, Yorkshire, England

Died: 17 Nov 1641

Father: Ralph VAVASOUR of Spaldington

Mother: Frances DARNELL

Married: Mary GATES (dau. of John Gates and Isabel Snawsell)

Children:

1. Peter VAVASOUR (b. 1608 - d. 22 Jan 1629) (m. Anne Gower)



IV. COPMANTHORPE LINE

Thomas VAVASOUR of Copmanthorpe

Born: ABT 1506, Copmanthorpe, Yorkshire, England

Notes: A younger branch of Vavasour of Hazelwood. Baronet, created in 1643, extinct in 1658.

Married: Margaret SMYTHE

Children:

1. Joan VAVASOUR


Joan VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1532, Copmanthorpe, Yorkshire, England

Died: ABT 1551

Father: Thomas VAVASOUR of Copmanthorpe

Mother: Margaret SMYTHE

Married: Anthony LANGDALE (son of Thomas Langdale and Amicia Vavasour)

Children:

1. Richard LANGDALE (m. Joyce Thirkeld)

2. Dorothy LANGDALE

3. Marmaduke LANGDALE

4. Peter LANGDALE



Ralph VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1537, Copmanthorpe, Yorkshire, England

Father: William VAVASOUR (Sir)

Mother: ¿?

Married: Margaret KNYVETT ABT 1558, Charlton, Wiltshire, England



Henry VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1537, Copmanthorpe, Yorkshire, England

Father: William VAVASOUR (Sir)

Mother: ¿?

Married: Margaret KNYVETT AFT 1558, Copmanthorpe, Yorkshire, England

Children:

1. Anne VAVASOUR

2. Frances VAVASOUR

3. Thomas VAVASOUR of Skellingthorpe (Sir Knight)


Anne VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1565

Notes: lady of the bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth. The Earl of Oxford was retained under house arrest for a short time and, following the Born to Anne Vavasour of an illegitimate child fathered by him in 1581 (Sir Edward Vere), was briefly in the Tower of London. He had seduced the beautiful Anne Vavasour, and "on Tuesday at night Anne Vavasour was brought to bed of a son in the maidens' chamber. The E. of Oxeford is avowed to be the father" (Letter of Walsingham, 23 Mar 1580/1, Hist. MSS. Com., Hastings MSS, vol. ii, p. 29). The Earl was under restraint for some weeks and not admitted to Court until Jun 1583. Oxford and his followers reaped the fruits of this scandal in a duel, and a series of frequent and fatal brawls lasting over several years. The birth of this child led to a long-running feud with Sir Thomas Knyvett, uncle of Anne Vavasour, which resulted in the deaths of three followers of De Vere and Knyvett as well as injury to both men.

In 1591 Richard Warburton was involved in a dispute with the copyholders of the manor of Over Whitley (Whitley Superior), a duchy of Lancaster manor in Cheshire, recently granted to him by the Queen. Robert Cecil was probably his patron at this time, and he certainly was in 1595, when, in Sep, Warburton wrote from Plymouth excusing his sudden return from a voyage, the purpose of which is not known. It is likely that it was Cecil who brought Warburton in for Bridport in 1601. Thomas Howard, 3rd Viscount Bindon, received nominations at several Dorset boroughs for this Parliament, offering them to Cecil. Warburton was named to one committee, concerned with the order of business, 3 Nov 1601. In 1602 Cecil secured Warburton a command at Brill under Sir Francis De Vere, who in 1605 urged Salisbury to allow him to return quickly to the Low Countries. The remainder of Warburton's career lies outside this biography. His widow was granted administration of his estate on 27 Jan 1610, and the new election return was dated 1 Feb 1610. The heir was his only child Cecil, so named after the godfather.

Violent brawls which led to personal injury were probably common in the Tudor era, especially when the virtue of a wealthy young woman was involved. Any personal injury attorney San Diego would have found no shortage of clients in the feud between Sir Thomas Knyvett and Sir Edward Vere.

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Anne Vavasour

c. 1605
Collection of the Armourers and Brasiers of the City of London

Father: Henry VAVASOUR

Mother: Margaret KNYVETT

Associated with: Edward De VERE (17º E. Oxford)

Children:

1. Edward De VERE (Sir)

Associated with: Henry LEE (Sir Knight)

Children:

2. Thomas LEE

Married: Richard WARBURTON (Sir Knight) (d. 1610) (3rd son of Peter Warburton of Hefferston Grange and Alice Cooper) ABT 1603

Children:

3. Cecil WARBURTON


Frances VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1565

Father: Henry VAVASOUR

Mother: Margaret KNYVETT

Associated with: Robert DUDLEY (E. Warwick) contract early 1591

Married: Thomas SHIRLEY (son of Thomas Shirley and Anne Kempe) 1591

Children:

1. Henry SHIRLEY

2. Thomas SHIRLEY

3. Son SHIRLEY

4. Son SHIRLEY

5. Son SHIRLEY


Thomas VAVASOUR of Skellingthorpe (Sir Knight)

Born: 1560, Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire, England

Died: 1620

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Henry VAVASOUR

Mother: Margaret KNYVETT

Married: Mary DODGE (dau. of John Dodge of Copes) (w. of Peter Houghton)

Children:

1. Son VAVASOUR

2. Son VAVASOUR

3. Son VAVASOUR

4. Son VAVASOUR

5. Dau. VAVASOUR

6. Dau. VAVASOUR



Anne VAVASOUR

Born: ABT 1514 / ABT 1524, Amington, Warwickshire, England

Father: Edward VAVASOUR

Mother: ¿?

Married: Robert CATESBY ABT 1548, Amington, Warwickshire, England



Richard VAVASOUR

Married: Margery HILTON (b. AFT 1543) ABT 1567


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