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Families covered: Burnby of Bratton Clovelly, Burnbey of Burneby, Bossaverne of St. Just, Bosustowe of St. Levan, Bedwell of Abingdon

Whilst Vivian (who spells the family name 'Burnby') identifies this family as being of Bratton Clovelly, Westcote (who spells the family name 'Burneby') identifies them as being of Burneby.
Edward Burnby of Bratton Clovelly (Burnbey of Burneby), Devon
m. _ Moyles of Bake (heir)
1. Thomas Burnby (d by 1507)
m. Wilmot Henscott or Hengscot (coheir)
  A. John Burnby
  m. Matilda Cooke (dau/coheir of Thomas Cooke by dau/heir of _ Clifford)
  i. John Burnby of Bratton & Burnby
  m. Grace Pollard (dau of Anthony Pollard of Horwood (Hardwood))
  a. Richard Burnby 'of Burnby' (bur 25.09.1603)
  m. Julian Tothill (bur 29.03.1579, dau of William Tothill of Exeter)
  (1) Thomas Burnby of Bratton Clovelly (b c1580, d 29.01.1629-30)
  m. Marie Beare (dau of John Beare of Woodmanson of Bearescombe)
  (A)+ issue (a 1620) - Richard (b c1619, a 01.1629-30), Thomas (bpt 02.07.1611), Maria (b c1608), Elizabeth (b c1610), Anne (bpt 21.02.1612-3), Susan (b c1616)
  (2) Richard Burnby
  m. Joan
  (A)+ issue - Christopher (bpt 04.08.1611), Matthew (bpt 17.02.1613-4), William (bpt 14.06.1618), Mary (bpt 26.02.1636-7)
(3) Mary Burnby
  m. Roger Nicholles
  (4) Elizabeth Burnby
  m. (c022.1595-6) Nicholas Bickford
  (5) Jone Burnby (bpt 13.06.1572)
  m. (15.02.1590-1) Henry Bickle
  (6)+ other issue - Grace (dsp), Jane (bpt 13.06.1572, bur 19.04.1591), Barbara (bpt/bur 18.01.1573-4)
  B. Mary Burnby
  m. Edward Copleston of Instow



John Bossavarne of St. Just (a 1523)
1. Thomas Bossaverne of St. Just
  A. Martin Bossaverne of St. Just
  m. Jane Roberts (dau of Richard Roberts of Truro)
i. John Bossaverne of St. Just
  m. (26.06.1600) Margerie Arundell (dau of Christopher Arundell of Camborne)
  a. John Bosavarne (b c1602, d before 1634, nd son)
  m. (04.01.1625) Elizabeth (m2. Thomas Grosse)
  (1) Margery Bosavarne (bpt 09.03.1626)
  b. Margery Bossaverne possibly the Margery or Margaret who married (her cousin) ...
  m. Ezekiel Arundell of Menadarva ## see here ##
c.+ other issue - Thomas (b c1601, a 1620), Nicholas (d young), Mary (b c1605, a 1620), Anna (b c1606, a 1620)
  ii. Thomas Bossaverne
  m. (12.10.1605) Margery Harrys
  iii. Richard Bossaverne (bur 24.03.1585)
  iv. Walter Bossaverne of St. Just (bur 26.05.1617)
  m. (21.10.1611) Margaret
  a. Martin Bosavarne (bpt 06.02.1612)
m. (09.06.1634) Ann Cowling (bur 24.04.1669, dau of Thomas Cowling)
  (1)+ issue - Martyn (bpt 04.04.1635, bur 08.06.1647), Walter (bpt 28.07.1639), Margaert (bpt 28.08.1637), Elizabeth (bur 28.05.1647)
  b. Clarence Bosavarne (bpt 01.09.1614)
  B. James Bossaverne
  m. (26.10.1589) Joane
2. William Bosaverne
  m. Margaret Gaverigan (dau of John Gaverigan of Gaverigan, m2. Henry Edwards of Lelant)
  A.+ issue - William (bur 18.12.1625), John, Elizabeth



Probably descended from Richard de Dodustow (a 1377, m. Johanna, dau of John de Erissy), son of Ralph de Dodustow (or Bosustow) probably son or brother of William de Dodustow, was ...
William Bosusto of Levan, Cornwall (a temp Henry VIII who r. 1509-1547)
m. ?? Duen (Dewen) of Gwinear
1. Ralph Bosusto of St. Levan (a 1547)
  m. Catherine Tregosse (dau of Walter Tregosse)
  A. John Bosustowe of St. Levan (d before 19.06.1605)
m. Ann Trenwith (dau of Mathew Trenwith of St. Ives)
  i. Martin Bosustowe of St. Levan (b c1584, d before 20.05.1642)
  m1. Margery Geere (dau of Thomas Geere of Budyn)
  a.+ issue - Robert (bpt 30.09.1599, d before 1620), John (b c1605, a 1620)
  m2. Dorothy Erisy (dau of James Erisy of Ergay)
c. Richard Bosustowe (b c1607, d before 12.05.1647)
  m. _ Tresillian (dau of Thomas Tresillian)
  (1)+ issue (a 1647) - Richard, Dorothy, Johanna
  ii. William Bosustowe (a 1641)
  a. Ann Bosustowe (bpt 04.11.1622)
  iii. Elizabeth Bosustowe
m. John Rashley
  iv. Joane Bosustowe
  m. Richard Geere
  v.+ other issue - Phillipa (d before 1620), Cheston (a 1641), Jane (a 1641)
  B. Glynn Bosustowe
  m. Grace Gaverigan (dau of John Gaverigan of Gaverigan)
  i. Unigo Bosustowe
  ii. Joan Bosustowe
  m. Digory Bligh (son/heir of Digorie of Crantock)
  a.+ issue (a 1620) - William (b c1608), Digory (b c1609), Ann (b c1610)
  C. Raphe Bosustowe (bur 23.10.1601, vicar of Constantine)
  i.+ issue - John (bpt 06.07.1600), Jane (bpt 24.02.1598)
  D. William Bosustowe



Thomas Bedwell of Abingdon, Berkshire (tinman)
m. (27.12.1698) Elizabeth Babb (bpt 20.04.1676, dau of Bernard Babb (possibly vicar of Inglesham)) possibly parents of ...
1. Bernard Bedwell of Abingdon (bpt 31.12.1702?, d before 29.08.1763, possibly Mayor of Abingdon)
  m. (23.01.1732) Martha Lockton (dau of Philip Lockton of Abingdon)
  A. Bernard Bedwell of Canonbury, Middlesex (b c1736, d before 25.02.1811, grocer)
  m. (30.09.1762) Martha Ferniough (bpt 01.1738, dau of Thomas Ferniough)
  i. Philip Bedwell (b 05.04.1768, a 1815, grocer, 2nd son) had issue (1 dau)
m. (30.09.1806) Elizabeth Lockton (dau of Rev. John Lockton of Clanville)
  ii+. other issue - Bernard in London (b 28.06.1763, d 16.07.1843, grocer), Sarah Peyto/Peato (bpt 24.10.1771, a 1809)
  B. Edward Bedwell of Westminster then St. Mary Le Bow (d before 27.03.1823)
  m. Jane Kemble (d before 1806)
  C. John Bedwell of Abingdon (d before 05.09.1799, possibly Mayor of Abingdon)
  m. ?? (d before 1793?)
  D. Elizabeth Bedwell (b 1739/40, d 1808)
  m. (19.06/8.1758) Abraham Portal of London (bpt 1726, d by 1809)
  E. Mary Bedwell
  m. (before 1762) William Axford of Ludgate Hill, London (a 1762, grocer)
  i.+ issue - William (b 18.02.1772, d young?), Thomas Bernard (b 05.05.1773), Martha (b 27.03.1764), Mary (b 20.10.1765, d young?), Ann Walton (b 20.05.1762, d 13.10.1768), Elizabeth (bpt 30.06.1769), Maria (b 04.09.1775, d young?)

Main source(s):
(1) For Burnby (uploaded 05.02.18) : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Burnby of Bratton Clovell', p119), 'A View of Devonshire' (Westcote, 1845, p494)
(2) For Bosaverne (uploaded 27.06.18) : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, 'Bosavarne of Bosavarne', p45)
(3) For Bosustowe (uploaded 28.06.18) : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, 'Bosustowe of St. Levan', p51)
(4) For Bedwell (uploaded 04.01.20) : a schedule, with sources-identified, kindly provided to us by a regular contributor (CV, 01.01.2020)
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