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Families covered: Backhouse of London, Backhouse of Swallowfield

Visitation shows quartered arms for this family and identifies those of Backhouse as "Girony of four Hold and Azure a saltire humettée ermines".
Thomas Backhouse of Whitrige (Whiteridge), Cumberland
m. Elianor Perkins (dau of John Perkins of Hurtlo (Parkin of Hartloo))
1. Nicholas Backhouse, Sheriff of London (d by 1580)
  m1. Anne Curson (dau of Thomas Curson of Croxall)
  A. Samuel Backhouse of Swallowfield, Berkshire (b c1554, d 1626)
  m. Elizabeth Borlase (dau of John Borlase of Marlow)
  i. Sir John Backhouse of Swallowfield (b c1583, d 02.10.1649)
m. Flower Henshaw (dau of Benjamin Henshaw of London, m2. _ Smith alias Nevill of Holt)
  ii. William Backhouse of Swallowfield (b 1551-2, d 30.05.1662, 4th son)
  m. Anne Richards (d 1663, dau of Brian Richards of Hartley Westfield)
  a. Flower Backhouse (d 17.07.1700)
See note below as to suggestions that Flower was daughter of William's elder brother (Sir John) rather than of William.
  m1. William Bishop of South Wanborough (d 03.03.1660-1)
  (1)+ issue (d young) - William, Anne
  m2. (23.11.1662) Sir William Backhouse of Swallowfield, Bart (dsp 22.08.1669) @@ below
  m3. (before 1674, sp?) Henry Hyde, 2nd Earl of Clarendon (b 02.06.1638, d 31.10.1709)
  b.+ other issue - Samuel (d young), John (dvp 04.09.1660)
  iii. Anne Backhouse
  m. Thomas Chester of Agmondesbury
  iv. Elizabeth Backhouse
m. (Richard) Bellingham of Bromley (d 07.12.1672, Governor of Massachusetts)
  v. Mary Backhouse
  m. William Standen of Arborfield
  vi.+ other issue (dsp) - Nicholas, Samuel
  B. Miles Backhouse (dsp)
  C. Rowland Backhouse (b c1558, d 1648, alderman of London)
m. Elizabeth Barnes (b c1569, d 1664, dau/(co)heir of Bartholomew Barnes of London)
  i. Nicholas Backhouse of London (d 1650)
  m. Christian Williams (dau of William Williams of London)
  a. Sir William Backhouse of Swallowfield, Sheriff of Berkshire, Bart (b c1641, dsp 22.08.1669)
TCB (vol 3, Backhouse) & TCP (Clarendon) both identify William's wife Flower as dau/heir of Sir John Backhouse of Swallowfield (b 02.10.1649, aet 65) by Flower, dau of Benjamin Henshaw of London. Provisionally we follow Visitation (Berkshire), supported by BEB1841 (Backhouse of London) & BE1883 (Hyde of Clarendon), in showing her as daughter of William rather than Sir John.
  m. (23.11.1662) Flower Backhouse (d 17.07.1700, dau of William Backhouse, widow of William Bishop, she m3. Henry, 2nd Earl of Clarendon) @@ above
  b. Elizabeth Backhouse (b c1644)
  m. Ezechia King of London
  c.+ other issue (d young) - John, Christian
  ii. Elizabeth Backhouse
  m1/2. William Garaway of London
  It appears that Elizabeth (also) married ...
  m2/1. Thomas Wiseman of London
  iii. Sarah Backhouse
  m. George Dodding of Cunyside
  iv.+ other issue - Samuel (dsp), Rowland (dsp), John (dsp), Juliana
  D. Mary Backhouse (d 1625)
  m. William Borlase of Marlow
  E. Sarah Backhouse
  m. Nicholas Fulwar or Fuller of Chamberhouse
  m2. Emme Jordan (dau/heir of John Jordan alias Cater, widow of Owen Waller of London)
2.+ other issue - Robert, William mentioned in Visitation (London, 1568 (in 1598), Backhowse)

Main source(s): Visitation (Berkshire, 1665-6, Backhouse of Swallowfield) with some support as reported above
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