'Billingsley1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Billingsley of London

Visitation (London, 1568) identifies the arms of this family as "Argent, within a cross voided between four lions rampant five estoiles sable, a molet gules in chief for difference".
William Billingsley of London (d by 1553)
m. Elizabeth Harlowe (dau of Thomas Harlowe (not Hardy), widow of Sir Martin Bowes)
1. William Billingsley probably the William who married ...
  m. (06.11.1559) Elizabeth Tuthyll
  A. Martin Billingsley (bpt 24.08.1560)
  m. (22.09.1590) Elizabeth Balleyden
  B. Jane Billingsley possibly of this generation
  m. William Archbold of London (rector of St. Peter's in Cornhill)
2. Richard Billingsley
3. Sir Henry Billingsley, Sheriff then Lord Mayor of London (b c1538, d 22.11.1606, MP)
  Some details on Sir Henry come from Wikipedia ("Henry Billingsley") & HoP ("Henry Billingsley"). The latter identifies all of his wives.
  m1. (1562/1572) Elizabeth Bourne (b 1541, d 29.07.1577, dau/heir of Henry Bourne or Boorne or Bowrne by Margaret, dau/coheir of _ Massy)
  A. Henry Billingsley of Doynton Manor, Gloucestershire (b c1563) possibly the Henry who married ...
  m. Sarah Rogers (dau of Roger Rogers of Catcott) mentioned in Visitation (Gloucestershire, 1623, Rogers)
  B. William Billingsley (b c1564)
  The following comes from Visitation (Somerset, 1623, 'Billingsley').
  m. Blanch Gunter (dau/coheir of Francis Gunter of Aldburie)
  i. Henry Billingsley (a 1623, of Gray's Inn)
  m. Elizabeth Collins (dau of Edward Collins of London)
  a.+ issue (a 1623) - Blanch (b c1618), Elizabeth (b c1622)
  ii. Thomas Billingsley
  C. Thomas Billingsley of London (younger son)
  m. Elizabeth Hinde (dau of Rowland Hinde of Hedsor)
  i. Elizabeth Billingsley
m. Edward Palmer of D'Eweshall
  ii. Katherine Billingsley
  m. William Chilcot of Istelworth
  iii.+ other issue - Henry of Grey's Inn, Thomas, Clement
  D.+ other issue - Richard (b c1567), 3 sons (dvp), Elizabeth, 2 daughters (dvp)
  m2. (sp) Bridget Draper (d 09.1588, dau of Sir Christopher Draper, widow of Stephen Woodrofe of London)
  m3. (by 1591) Katherine Killigrew (b c1562, bur 18.05.1598, dau of John Killigrew of Arwenack, widow of Robert Trapps of London)
  K.+ 1 son (dvp) + 1 daughter (dvp)
  m4. (by 1601, sp?) Elizabeth Monslow (widow of Rowland Martin)
  m5. (sp) Susan Tracye (d 25.04.1633, dau of Richard Tracye of Stanway, widow of Edward Barker of London)
4. Martha Billingsley
  m1/2. John Robinson of London
  It appears that Martha also married ...
  m2/1. Arthur Darcy of Addington Magna
5. Cisale (Cicely) Billingsley
  m. William Nuce or Newce



MGH, on an unnumbered page a little before p299, shows arms of this family that indicate a close connection to the family shown above.
John Billingsley of Chesterfield, later of London (b 14.02.1657)
m. (22.08.1682) Dorcas Jordan (dau of Thomas Jordan of London)
1. John Billingsley (b 08.07.1684, d 1751, rector of Newington & Purley)
  m. Elizabeth Yorke (dau of Philip Yorke of Dover & sister of 1st Earl of Hardwicke)
  A. Philip Billingsley (b 08.07.1684, dsp 1774, rector of Newington & Swincombe)
  m. Lucy Mary Dottin (dau of Abel Dottin of English)
  B. Mary Billingsley
  m. Thomas Fothergill (Vice Chancellor of Oxford University)
2. Samuel Billingsley (b 04.06.1696, 3rd son)
  m. Esther Russell (dau of Michael Russell of Dover)
  A. John Billingsley ("of the liberty of the Rolls")
  m. Sarah Hughes (dau of John Hughes of Cheltenham)
  i. John Billingsley (HEICS)
  m. Fanny Cox (dau of Richcard Cox)
  a. John Richard Frederick Billingsley (rector of Wormington) had issue
  m. Elizabeth Polson (dau of Rev. John Polson of St. Mary Major, Exeter)
  b. Fanny Billingsley
  m. James Walker (rector of Raddington)
  c. Sarah Billingsley
  m. John Looker of Oxford
  ii. Samuel Billingsley of Cliff House, Dovercourt (b 01.04.1772, d 12.04.1863, Inspector of Aliens)
  m. (1793) Elizabeth Vincy (dau of John Vincy)
  a. Samuel Billingsley had issue
  m. Margaret Logan (dau of J. Logan of Harwich)
  b. John Billingsley (Captain RN) had issue (2 daus)
  m. Charlotte Hicks (dau of R. Hicks)
  iii. Sarah Billingsley
  m. Robert Taynton of Bromley
  B.+ other issue - Samuel, Esther
3.+ other issue - Thomas (b 07.09.1693, d 22.09.1693), Mary (b 14.12.1684), Dorcas (b 11.04.1689)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (originally launched on 29.06.10 as a section of a Temporary page; moved here after review using Visitation (Somerset)) : Visitation (London, 1568 & 1598 & 1633-5, 'Billingsley'), Visitation (Somerset, 1623, 'Billingsley')
(2) For lower section : MGH (Joseph Jackson Howard, vol 1, 1868, 'Examples of Armorial Book-Plates', p299)
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