'Chester1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Chester of Chichley (Chicheley), Chester of London

                               
Robert Chester of Stow St.Edward (a 1445)
1. William Chester of London (d 1476)
  m. Agnes Hill (d 1484/5)
  A. John Chester of London (d 05.1513)
  m. Joan (Mrs. Wellis)
i. Nicholas Chester
  a. issue (dsps?)
  ii. Sir William Chester, Sheriff then Lord Mayor of London (a 1563)
  m1. Elizabeth Lovett (dau of Thomas Lovett of Astwell by Elizabeth, dau of John Boteler of Woodhall)
  a. William Chester of London (d 14.04.1608, draper)
  m1/2. Anne Fryer (dau of John Fryer of London)
(1) Elizabeth Chester
  m. Thomas Heton (brother of Martin, Bishop of Ely)
  m2/1. Judith Cave (dau of Anthony Cave of Chichley)
  (2) Sir Anthony Chester, Sheriff of Buckinghamshire/Bedfordshire, 1st Bart of Chichley (bpt 10.04.1566, d 01.12.1635)
  m1. (24.10.1589) Elizabeth Boteler (b c1566, d 05.04.1629, dau of Sir Henry Boteler of Woodhall by Catharine Waller)
  (A) Sir Anthony Chester, 2nd Bart of Chichley (bpt 23.03.1593, bur 15.02.1651/2)
  m. (1623) Elizbabeth Peyton (b c1603, d 03.07.1692, dau of Sir John Peyton of Dodingto vt ALice Peytonn)
  (i) Sir Anthony Chester, 3rd Bart of Chichley (b c1632, d 15.02.1697-8)
m. (21.05.1657) Mary Cranmer (b 1634-5, d 12.05.1710, dau of Samuel Cranmer of Astwoodbury & London by Mary, sister of Sir Henry Wood, Bart of Loudham)
  (a) Sir John Chester, 4th Bart of Chichley (b 24.06.1666, d 09/10.02.1720, 2nd son)
  m1.(02.11.1686) Anne Wollaston (d 03.10.1704, dau of William Wollaston of Shenton by Elizabeth Cave)
  ((1)) Sir William Chester, 5th Bart of Chichley (b 05.09.1687, d 21.03.1726)
  m. Penelope Hewett (dau of George Hewett of Stretton (by Penelope Jesson), m2. James Montague)
  ((A)) Elizabeth Chester probably of this generation
  m. John Chester of London
  ((i)) Dorothea Chester (d 27.01.1815, heir)
m. (02.12.1764) Sir George Robinson, 5th Bart
  ((B)) Penelope Chester probably of this generation
  m1. John Price of Covent Garden
  ((i)) Frances Dorothea Price (b 1737-8, d 27.03.1802)
  m. Anthony Surtees (b 1741-2, d 02.06.1807)
  m2. Timothy Lee (rector of Ackworth)
  ((C))+ 4 other daughters
((2)) Sir John Chester, 6th Bart of Chichley (b 23.04.1693, d 08.02.1747/8, 3rd son)
  m. (15.02.1718/9) Frances Bagot (d 17.02.1748/9, dau of Sir Edward Bagot, Bart of Blithfield, by FGrabces Wagstaffe)
  ((A)) Sir Charles Bagot Chester, 7th Bart of Chichley (b 1724, dspl 25.05.1755)
  TCB (vol 1, p140) reports that Charles "had children by two mistresses".
  ((B))+ other issue - Anthony, Frances
  ((3)) Sir Francis Chester, 8th Bart (b 03.05.1694, d 18.10.1766)
  BEB1841 suggests that it was Francis's son Francis who became the 8th Bart. TCB shows that it was this Francis.
  m. (04.03.1717/8) Berthia (Bertha or Bethia) Wood (bpt 29.01.1683/4, d 29.09.1743, dau/coheir of Thomas Webb alias Wood of Kensington)
  ((A)) Francis Chester (b 17.07.1724, dvp unm 18.12.1757)
((4)) Catherine Chester
  m. (1718) John Toller of Billingborough
  ((5)) Anne Chester
  m. _ Snead of Buckinghamshire
  ((6)) Penelope Chester
  m. Richard Smith of Padbury
  ((7))+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas (b 31.03.1689, Lt. Colonel), Mary, Rebecca, Elizabeth
  m2. (04.1714, sp) Frances Noel (b c1673, d 02.1751, dau of Sir William Noel, Bart of Kirkby (by Frances Ward), widow of Ralph Sneyd then Sir Charles Skrimshire, m4. Charles Adderley)
  (b) Henry Chester of Hadon (b 14.09.1688, d 06.05.1726)
m. Theodosia Tower (dau of Thomas Tower of Haddenham)
  ((1)) Sir Anthony Chester of East Haddon, 9th Bart (b c1707, dsp(m) 17.05.1769, rector of East Haddon)
  m. (c01.1750/1) Elizabeth Burt or Birt (d 13.06.1808)
  (c) Thomas Chester (b 12.03.1674, 5th son)
  BEB1841 identifies Thomas's wife as Elizabeth, dau of Daniel Wingfield of London, but it appears that she was in fact ...
  m. Elizabeth Wigfall (dau of Daniel Wigfall of London)
  ((1)) Mary Chester
  m. _ Horton of Yorkshire
  ((2))+ other issue - John, Anne
  (d) Robert Chester (dsp, 7th son)
  m. Elizabeth Allen (dau of Henry Allen)
(e) Mary Chester
  m. Francis Duncomb of Broughton
  (f) Elizabeth Chester
  m. Charles Nicholas Eyre
  (g) Diana Chester
  m. _ Remington (rector of Hunnanby)
  (h) Catherine Chester
  m. Sir Henry Cambell, Bart of Clayhall (d 1699)
  (i) Judith Chester
  m. Robert Oneby of Barwell and the Inner Temple ## see here ##
  (j) Dorothy Chester
  m. John Wilson of Thorp
  (k) Penelope Chester
  m. Thomas Allen (rector of Loughborough)
  (l)+ other issue (d unm) - Anthony (b 06.10.1663, dvp unm bur 10.07.1685), William, Caesar, Henrietta (d young), Alice
  (ii) William Chester (4th son)
  m. Sarah Healmes (dau of Major Thomas Healmes of Barbadoes)
  (a) Dorothy Chester
  m. _ Butler of Barbadoes
  (b) Elizabeth Chester
  m. _ Nanfan of Worcestershire
(c)+ 4 sons (dsp)
  (iii) Alice Chester
  m. John Millicent of Bergham
  (iv) Frances Chester
  m. Samuel Wiseman of Barbadoes
  (v) Elizabeth Chester
  m. William Ryley
  (vi) Ruperta Chester
  m. Edward Coney of South Luffenham (d 18.07.1691, son of Sir Sutton of Basinthorp)
(vii)+ other issue (d unm) - Henry(dvp), Peyton, John, Diana
  (B) Sir Henry Chester, Sheriff of Bedfordshire (bpt 11.05.1598)
  m1. Judith Bankworth (dau of _ Bankworth of Bow Lane, London)
  (i) Robert Chester (d young)
  m2. (sp) Mary Wood (dau of Thomas Wood of Hackney, sister of Sir Henry & Bishop Thomas)
  (C) John Chester (bpt 07.06.1601, dsp)
  m. Catherine Ashton
  (D) Mary Chester
  m. Sir Robert Bell of Beaupree Hall
  (E) Elizabeth Chester married 5 times
(F) Dorothy Chester
  BEB1841 shows the youngest daughter Dorothy as "d. young and unmarried" but this (or a later sister) was probably the Dorothy who (according to Lipscomb (Bucks, vol 4, 'Pedigree of Smyth of Great Linford', p223) married ...
m. Thomas Pennington (rector of Stoke Goldington)
  (i) Barbara Pennington
  m. John Shann (rector of Chicheley & Farndish)
  (a) Dororthy Shann
  m. Edmund Smyth (d 1789, rector of Tyringham-cum-Edgrave)
  (G)+ other issue (d unm) - Robert (bpt 09.1606), Judith (d young), Anne (d young)
  m2. (05.09.1631) Mary Ellis (bur 24.09.1692, dau of John Ellis of Kiddal, m2. Samuel Loddington)
  (J) Robert Chester (d 1633?)
  b. Thomas Chester, Bishop of Elphin (dsp 06.1584)
  m. _ Clavering (dau of Sir James Clavering of Axwell)
  c. Frances Chester
  m. Francis Robinson of London
  d. Jane Chester
  m. Richard Offley (brother of Sir Thomas)
  e. Emma Chester
  m. John Gardiner of London
  f. Susan Chester
  m. John Trott of London
  g.+ other issue (dsp) - John, Daniel, Francis
  m2. (sp) Joan Turner (dau of John Turner of London)
  iii. Alice Chester
2. Richard Chester (a 1477, alderman of London)
  m. Alice (a 08.1504)
  A. Jean Chester
  m. Thomas Bullisdon
3. Henry Chester of Bristol (a 01.1470)
  m. Alice
  A. John Chestre or Chester of Bristol (d after 21.12.1488)
  i. William Chestre or Chester of Bristol (alderman)
  William left sons, possibly including Thomas of Amsbury who left issue of that place.

Main source(s): BEB1841 ('Chester of Chichley') with some support from TCB (vol 1, 'Chester of Cicheley', p138+)
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