'Altham1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Altham of Altham, Altham of Mark Hall, Altham of Oxey

Probably the progenitor of (most of those) who later had the family name of 'Altham' was ...
1. Hugh of Altham, Clayton, Accrington, etc (a c1170)
  A. William de Altham of Altham
  i. Richard de Altham of Altham
  a. Hugh de Altham of Altham (d before 1242)
  (1) Richard de Altham of Altham (a 1256)
(A) Hugh de Altham of Altham
  (B) William de Altham of Altham (d c1299)
  (i) Richard de Altham of Altham succeeded by ...
  (a) Simon de Altham of Altham (a 1302) succeeded by ...
  ((1)) John de Altham of Altham (a 1327, d by 1371) probably father of ...
  ((A)) Joan Altham
  m. Richard Banaster of Altham (d by 1419)



BLG1886 reports that "descended from a family which derived its name from the town and manor of Altham, in Lancashire, where they Appear to have flourishsed for many generations", presumed to be the above-reported family, was ...
Christopher Altham of Girlington, Yorkshire
1. Edward Altham, Sheriff of London (a 1531)
  m. Audrey Hildrersham (dau of Richard Hildersham of Stetchworth)
A. James Altham, Sheriff of London then of Essex, 1st of Mark Hall (in Latton, Essex) (d 28.02.1583)
  m1. Elizabeth Blank (d 10.1558, dau of Thomas Blank of London, sister of Sir Thomas, Lord Mayor of London)
  Visitation shows Sir James as elder brother of Edward but BLG1886 shows them the other way round.
  i. Edward Altham of Mark Hall (d 01.04.1605)
  m. Elizabeth Barne (d 07.01.1621, dau of John Barne of Willesden, niece of Sir George, Lord Mayor of London)
a. Sir James Altham of Mark Hall (d 15.07.1610)
  m. Elizabeth Barrington (dau of Sir Francis Barrington, Bart)
  (1) Joane Altham
  m. Oliver St. John
  b. Sir Edward Altham of Mark Hall (d 28.05.1632)
  m1/2. Joane Leventhorpe (dau of Sir John Leventhorpe of Shingle Hall, Bart)
  (1) Sir James Altham of Mark Hall (b 1614, a 04.1661)
  m. (1630) Alice Spencer (dau/heir of Sir John Spencer, Bart of Offley Place)
  (A) Mary Altham (dsp)
  m. Sir John Tufton, Bart
(2) Leventhorpe Altham of Mark Hall (b 1618, d 24.08.1681, 3rd son)
  m. (03.1656) Joane Edwards (dau of David Edwards of Oswestry)
  (A) James Altham of Mark Hall (b 1662, d 28.12.1697)
  m. Mary Tinker (b 1664-5, d 02.02.1731, dau of Admiral John Tinker)
  (i) Peyton Altham of Mark Hall (b 1695, d 02.11.1741)
  m. Mary Beard (d 21.02.1768, dau of John Beard, Governor of Bengal)
  (a) Sir William Altham of Mark Hall (bpt 050.06.1736, d unm bur 14.08.1818)
(b) Harriott Altham (bpt 07.10.1727, dsp 1773)
  m. (07.08.1759) Stotherd Abdy (prebendary of St. Paul's, rector of Theydon)
  (ii) Mary Altham (b 1684)
  m. (31.05.1705) Roger Altham (b 1658, d 02.1730, vicar of Latton, prebendary of St. Paul's, Archdeacon of Middlesex, son of Michael (vicar of Latton))
  (A) Roger Altham of Mark Hall (b 25.09.1718, d 11.10.1788, Dean of Westminster)
  m. (04.11.1746) Mary Isaacson (d 08.03.1781, dau/coheir of Robert Isaacson of Fenton)
  ((1)) Mary Altham (b 29.05.1759, d 23.07.1810)
  m. (04.12.1781) Aubone Surtees of Hauxley Hall (b 1752, d 1827)
  One of their descendants assumed the name of Altham.
  ((2)) Arabella Altham (d 10.11.1827)
  m. (12.06.1780) John Graham Clarke of Kenton Lodge
((A)) Mary Clarke (b 01.05.1781, d 01.10.1828)
  m. (20.05.1805) Edward Barrett Moulton-Barrett of Hope End, Sheriff of Herefordshire (b 28.05.1785, d 17.04.1857)
  Their elder daughter was Elizabeth, the poetess, who married Robert Browning, the poet.
  ((B)) Frances Clarke (b c1790, d 30.08.1868) probably of this generation
  m. (30.01.1812) Sir Thomas Butler of Gerryhunden & Ballintemple, 8th Bart
((3)) Jane Altham (b 1763, d 25.05.1795)
  m. (1783) Nathaniel Bishop (b 1760, d 19.04.1836)
  ((A)) Arabella Bishop (d 10.02.1853)
  m. (19.09.1815) J. Addams (b 01.01.1785, d 25.05.1871)
  (B) Mary Altham
  m. (10.05.1737) Henry Lushington (vicar of Eastbourne)
  (iii) Dorothy Altham (b 1693-4, d 04.05.1730)
  m. John Peyton (brother of Sir Yelverton, Bart of Grimston)
(3) Joane Altham (d 14.07.1658)
  m. (1632) Sir Thomas Smith, Bart of Hill Hall
  (4) Mary Altham (b 1619, d 29.12.1644)
  m. Sir William Halton, Bart of Samford
  (4) Elizabeth Altham
  m. _ Bridgett
  (4)+ other issue - John, Edward, Emanuel, Edward (dsp)
  m2/1. Margaret North (dau of Thomas North)
(5)+ other issue - Jane (dsp), Margaret
  c. Mary Altham
  m. Ralph Hawtry or Hawtrey of Rislip
  ii. Sir James Altham of Oxey Place, Hertfordshire (d 21.02.1606, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer)
  m1. Margaret Skinner (dau/heir of Oliver Skinner)
  a. Sir James Altham of Oxey
  m. Elizabeth Sutton (dau of Sir Richard Sutton of London (auditor), m2. Sir John Ashfield of Netherhall)
(1) Sutton Altham (d young)
  (2) Elizabeth Altham (b 09.01.1620, bur 20.01.1697-8)
  m. (1630/8) Arthur Annesley, 2nd Viscount Valentia, 1st Earl of Anglesey (b 10.07.1614, d 06.04.1686)
  Their 2nd son became 1st Lord Altham.
  (3) Frances Altham (b 1621, d 09.10.1650)
  m. (1637) Richard Vaughan, 2nd Earl of Carbery (d 03.12.1686/7)
  m2. Mary (dau of Hugh or Richard Stapers (not Stanes) of London)
  b. Mary Altham
  m. Sir Francis Stidulph (b 1579-80, d 12.03.1655)
  c. Elizabeth Altham (b c1601, d 03.01.1662-3) who apparently married ...
  m1. Sir Francis Astley of Hill Morton (d 14.05.1638)
  m2. Robert Digby, 1st Lord Digby of Geashill (d 06.06.1642)
  m3. Sir Robert Bernard, 1st Bart of Huntingdon (b 1601, d 1666)
  d.+ other issue - Richard (dsp 1623), Susan
  m2. Mary Mathew of Colchester (who m1/2. Thomas Langton of Yorkshire)
  B. Thomas Altham
  m. _ Gunter
  i. Mary Altham
  m. _ Person
  ii. Audrey Altham
  m1. _ Cockayne
  m2. _ Anthony
  iii.+ other issue - John, Thomas, Edward
  C. Edward Altham

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 21.05.12) : VCH (Lancashire, vol 6, 'Townships: Altham')
(2) For lower section (uploaded 07.02.08) : BLG1886 (Altham of Timbercombe), Berry's Essex Pedigrees (1878, Altham)
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