'Chamberlain01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Chamberlaine of Astley, Chamberlaine of Coates, Chamberlaine of Sherburne (Shirburn), Chamberlain of Woodstock

As reported on Clinton01, there is some confusion on the early Tancreville chamberlains to the Dukes of Normandy and Norman Kings of England. BEB1841 starts with the following John who is described as kinsman of the William, Count of Tankerville, who "came into England with the Conqueror; but returned to the dukedom".
John de Tankerville (chamberlain to King Henry I who r. 1100-1135)
Visitation (Oxfordshire) starts with the following Richard, shown by BEB1841 as son of John, describing him as "Richardus Camerarius sive Chamberlaine de Tanquervile". We suggest that some scepticism should be shown to the first few generations shown here.
1. Richard Chamberlayne (chamberlain to King Stephen who r. 1135-1154)
  A. William Chamberlayne of North Riston (chamberlain to King Henry II who r. 1154-1189)
  m. _ Clifton
  i. Robert Chamberlayne
  a. Sir Richard Chamberlayne
  m. Jane Gatesden (dau of John Gatesden)
(1) Sir Robert Chamberlayne
  m. _Griffith of Northamptonshire
  (A) Sir John Chamberlayne
  m. Jane Mortein (dau of Sir John Mortein by Johanna, dau of Richard Ekeney of Ekney)
  (i) Sir Richard Chamberlayne
  m. Jane Reynes (dau of Sir John Reynes of Clifton Reynes)
  (a) Richard Chamberlaine of Sherborne - continued below
  m. Margaret Lovayne (dau of Nicholas Lovayne)
  (b) John Chamberlayne of Hopton
  m. Alice Bensted
  (c) Thomas Chamberlayne of Denford
  m. Katherine Kingston
  ((1)) Thomas Chamberlaine
  m. Isabella
Visitation, which shows no descendants for the above John of Hopton (m. Alice Bensted) continues this line showing Thomas & Isabella's son John (m. _ Elton) father of John (m. Agnes Reynes) father of:
(1) William (m. Clemence, dau of Humphrey Kingston of Middleton-in-le-Parke) father of Mathew & Cecilia.
(2) Willus in London (m. Elizabeth Fleming of Dartmout) father of Thomas (m. Anna Vanderzeene), Elizabeth, Ann & Margaret.
However, as kindly brought to our attention by a contributor (DS, 18.07.07), much of this looks remarkably similar to the descent from Thomas (m. _ Knifton) shown on Chamberlain02 as the son of John of Hopton (by Alice Bensted). We provisionally follow BEB1841 which provides that descent.
  (d) Edward Chamberlayne
  (2) Mabel (Amabilia) Chamberlayne presumed of this family, possibly of this generation
  m. Ralph Reynes of Clifton, etc. (d before 1310)



Richard Chamberlaine of Sherborne - continued above
m. Margaret Lovayne (dau of Nicholas Lovayne)
1. Richard Chamberlaine
  m. Margaret Knevett (dau of William or John Knevett of family of Buckenham)
  A. Richard Chamberlaine of Coton, Northamptonshire (d 28.08.1496)
  Some details on Richard, his son Edward, and his sons Leonard, Edward & Ralph come from HoP. Thanks to a contributor (DCS, 11.01.13) for bringing these to our attention.
  m. Sibilla Fowler (d 1525, dau of Richard Fowler of Ricott, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster)
i. Sir Edward Chamberlaine of Coates & Sherborne (Shirburn, Oxfordshire) 'of Woodstock' (bpt 22.12.1480, d 10.09.1543)
  m. (by 1504) Cecilia Verney (dau of John Verney of Penley)
  a. Sir Leonard Chamberlaine of Coates & Sherborne (Shirburn & Woodstock) (d 1561)
  Visitation shows just 1 wife for Leonard, Dorothy Newdigate, and shows her as mother of all of his children. HoP shows 4 wives and reports that Dorothy was mother of at least George who was the 2nd son. We presume that Francis was the elder son.
  m1. (by 1533) Dorothy Newdigate (dau of John Newdigate of Harefield)
  (1) Francis Chamberlaine 'of Sherborne'
  m. Anna or Ellenor Chesman (dau of Robert Chesman of Dormandswell)
  (A) Robert Chamberlaine of Sherborne
  m. Alice Codenham (dau of Henry Codenham)
  (i) Robert Chamberlaine of Sherborne (dsp)
  (ii) Anna Chamberlaine (dsp)
  m. George Symonds of Brightwell
  (B) Frances Chamberlaine
  m. George Skinner
  (C)+ other issue (dsp) - Walter, Leonard, Francis
  (2) George Chamberlain
The following comes from HoP.
  m1/2. Philippine (dau of Charles de l'Espinay, Sn de Linges)
  (A) George Chamberlain, Bishop of Ypres (a 1626)
  m2/1. Mary Pring (dau of Moses Pring of Ghent)
  m2. Dorothy Andrews of Woodstock
  m3. (by 29.11.1554) Margery (d 1557, widow of Henry Brinklow of London, Stephen Vaughan of London & George Rolle of Stevenstone)
  m4. Anne Blount (dau of Richard Blount of Iver, widow of Francis Conyers of Wakerley)
  Not clear which wife was mother of the following.
(3) John Chamberlaine (3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Owen (dau of George Owen of Godstow)
  (A) John Chamberlaine
  m. Elizabeth Bourcher (dau of Thomas Bourcher of family of Sir Ralph)
  (i) John Chamberlaine of Sherborne Castle (a 1624)
  m. Katherine Plowden (dau of Francis Plowden of Plowden)
  (a) Mary Chamberlaine (d 1694)
  m1. (1635) Sir Thomas Gage, Bart of Firle (d 02.07.1654)
  m2. Sir William Goring, Bart of Burton
  (b) Elizabeth Chamberlaine (a 11.1669, d before 1694)
  m. John Nevill, 10th Lord Abergavenny (dsp 23.10.1662)
  (ii)+ other issue - Leonard, Elizabeth (dsp), Margaret
  (B) Cecilia Chamberlaine
  m. Thomas Gifford of Claydon
  (C) Dorothy Chamberlaine
m. Thomas Crofts of Hereford
  (D) Elizabeth Chamberlaine (dsp)
  (4) William Chamberlaine of Bewley
  m. Margaret Stretley (dau of John Stretley or Streightley of Streatley and Whitfield)
  Visitation (Hampshire, 1634, Chamberlayne) appears to have treated William's sisters as his daughters.
  (A) John Chamberlaine of Lindhurst (a 1623)
  m1. Anna Oglander (dau of Wiliam Oglander of the Isle of Wight)
  (i) John Chamberlaine (dsp)
  m2. Priscilla Moninges (dau of Edward Moninges of Waldersher)
  (ii)+ other issue - John (dsp), Francis, William, John (dsp), John, John (dsp), Thomas
  (B) William Chamberlaine
  m. Elizabeth de la Marshe (dau of William de la Marshe of Guernsey)
  (i)+ issue - William, John, Leonard, Henry
(C) Mary Chamberlaine
  m. Humphrey Coles of Hampton
  (D) Anna Chamberlaine (dsp)
  m. _Cary of Wickham
  (5) Dorothy Chamberlaine
  m. Thomas Hoord
  (6) Maria Chamberlaine
  m. Richard Owen of Godstow
  (7) Cecily Chamberlaine
m. Francis Stonar
  (8)+ other issue - Anna, Sibilla
  b. Edward Chamberlaine of Fulwell (Oxfordshire) & Astley (Warwickshire) (b by 1509, d 29.10.1557)
  m. Elizabeth Lawrence (widow of Sir John Welsborne of Fulwell & London, m3. Richard Hussey of Albright Hussey & Battlefield)
  Visitation (Warwickshire, 1619, Chamberlaine) provides the following information about the Chamberlaines of Astley.
  (1) Richard (probably not Edward) Chamberlaine of Astley (b c09.1548)
www.historyofparliamentonline.org mentions just one child of Edward, Richard. Visitation (Warwickshire) names him Edward who married "filia Harecourt". BLG1886 (Harcourt of Stanton Harcourt) shows the daughter of what seems like the right generation as having married Richard C. of A.
  m. Elizabeth Harcourt (dau of Simon Harcourt of Stanton Harcourt)
  (A) Richard Chamberlaine of Astley
  (i) John Chamberlaine of Astley
  m. _ Grevill
  (a)+ issue (a 1619) - Edward, Elizabeth, Mary, Frances, Margaret, Jane
  (ii) Elizabeth Chamberlaine
  m. Gerard Gifford of Chillington
  (iii) Jane Chamberlaine
  m. Richard Chamberlaine (de Curia Wardoru')
(iv) Margaret Chamberlaine probably the Margaret who married ...
  m. Edward Bulstrode of the Inner Temple (b 10.07.1586, d 04.1659)
  (v)+ other issue (a 1619) - Edward, Robert
  c. (Sir) Ralph Chamberlaine of Shirburn (b by 1523)
  m. (by 1544) _ Scudamore (dau of Philip Scudamore of Burnham)
  d. Maria Chamberlaine
  m. Ralph Gifford
  ii. John Chamberlaine (3rd son)
  a.+ issue - George, Edmund
  iii. Anna Chamberlaine
  m. Edward Raleigh
  iv.+ other issue - WIlliam, Thomas
  B. William Chamberlaine (dsp)
  m. Anne Lideard (dau of John Lideard)
2.+ other issue - William (dsp), Thomas (dsp), Elizabeth

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BEB1841 (Chamberlayne of Wickham), Visitation (Oxfordshire, 1566+1574+1634, Chamberlain of Sherborne)
(2) For lower section : Visitation (Oxfordshire, 1566+1574+1634, Chamberlain of Sherborne) with input as reported above
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