Corsellis1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Corsellis of Layer Marney, Corsellis of London, Corsellis of Wivenhoe

(1) Cross-references to this family, under Sir Christopher Guise, 1st Bart of Elmore, whose 2nd wife Rachel is shown below, suggest that it descended from "a noble Italian family"
MGH reports two different arms for this family: "Azure, a griffin segreant or" (Gwillim's Heraldry, supported by a momument at Layer Marney Church) and "Ermine, three lions combattant gules" (Berry's 'Essex Pedigrees'). Our copy of Berry's Essex Pedigrees (see Main Sources below) shows the arms as "Ermine, two lions combatant gules".
Michael Corsellis ("came out of Flanders and settled in London about the year 1570")
1. Zegar Corsellis of London (a 1576, bur 09.09.1625) probably of this generation, the first mentioned by Berry
  m. Joyce (Jossynken) Vanacker (d c1624, dau of Gerard Vanacker of Antwerp & London, sister of Anne)
  A. Abraham Corsellis of London & West Ham, Essex (bpt 12.02.1598, d 1661, brewer)
  m. Jacomima Baldo or Baelde (d before 16.12.1672)
  i. Anne Corsellis (d by 07.1661)
  m1/2. Abraham Balde of London
  m2/1. (??) James WIlliamson of London
  ii. Hester Corsellis (b c1648, d 07.07.1719)
  m. (c12.1672) Marmaduke Rawdon of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire (b c1651, d 30.10.1681)
  a. Marmaduke Rawdon of Hoddesdon (b c1680, d 31.10.1752, 2nd son)
  m. Dorothy Freeman (dau of John Freeman of Colchester)
  (1) Dorothy Rawdon
  (2) Hester Rawdon
  m1. Joseph Keeling
  m2. Robert Plower, Sheriff of Hertfordshire (b c1686, d 11.01.1740)
  b. Magdalen Rawdon
  m. George Lysons (of Gray's Inn)
  c.+ other issue - Charles (d young), Hester (d unm?)
iii.+ other issue - Charles of London (d before 06.11.1697), Abraham of London (d unm 1688-98, brewer), Peter of London and/or Hoddesden (bpt 18.02.1627, bur 09.05.1660), James (b c1633, d unm before 03.02.1681-2), John (bpt 05.11.1641), Mary (a 07.1661), Elizabeth (d unm before 23.07.1716)
  B. Nicholas Corsellis of London, later of Wivenhoe, Essex bpt 17.02.1600, d before 26.01.1665-6)
  m. (c07.1626) Susanna Baldo (d c04.1695, dau of Peter Baldo (or Baelde) of Leyden in Holland)
  i. James Corsellis of Wivenhoe (bpt 03.07.1628, dsp c1684)
  m. Anne Fountayne (dau of Peter Fountayne of London)
  ii. Nicholas Corsellis of London & Layer Marney (b c1634, d 19.10.1674)
m. Martha Thomson (dau of Maurice Thomson of Haversham & London, sister of John, 1st Baron Haversham)
  a. Nicholas Corsellis of Wivenhoe, Layer Marney & Rook Hall (b 21.09.1661, d 25.01.1727-8, of Lincoln's In, MP)
  m. (c05.1694) Elizabeth Taylor (d 17.11.1734, dau of Richard Taylor of Turnham Green)
  (1) Nicholas Corsellis of Wivenhoe, Layer Marney & Rook Hall, Sheriff of Essex (b 03.11.1697, d 10.12.1761)
  m. Frances Child (b c1717, d 18.12.1759, dau of Sir Caesar Child, Bart, by Hester, dau/heir of John Evance of London)
(A) Nicholas Corsellis of Wivenhoe Hall (b c25.09.1744, d 17.09.1826, Rector of Wivenhoe & Layer Marney)
  m1. Mary Goodall (b c1740, d 07.03.1808, dau of Thomas Goodall of Boxtead)
  (i) Nicholas Corsellis of Wivenhoe Hall & Benson (b 29.07.1763, dspl 19/50.05.1833, Captain)
  m. (10.09.1796, sp) Mary Bond (b 1759-60, d 01.04.1842, dau of John Bond of Grange by Mary, dau of George Drummer)
  p. Sarah Plampin
  (a) Nicholas Caesar Corsellis of Wivenhoe Hall
  (b) Frances Corsellis
  m. Henry Firman
  (c) Emily Corsellis
  m. Campion Napper of Stillington
  (d) Mary Corsellis
  m. John Field of London (printer)
  (e)+ other issue - Charles, Henry Joseph, Caroline MAtilda, Eliza
  (ii) George Corsellis (b 13.01.1771, d 04.01.1833)
  m1. _ Shawe
  (a) Merrick Shawe Corsellis had issue
  m. Emma Healy of Foulkscourt
  m2. _ Johnson (widow)
m3. Maria Corsellis @@ below
  (iii) Henry Corsellis (b 23.03.1778, d 27.09.1799, Lt. Colonel, youngest son)
  m. (179*) Hannah Douglas (b c1792, d 06.01.1862)
  (a) Caesar Joseph Corsellis (d young)
  (b) Henry Nicholas Corsellis (b 23.01.1800, d 22.01.1848, Major) had issue
  m. (26.11.1825) Sarah Ingram (b c1800, d 30.07.1844, dau of Rev. Rowland Ingram by Mary, dau of Sir Cuthbert Shafto of Bavingdon Hall)
  (iv)+ other issue - Joseph Goodall (b 05.08.1764, d unm 06.04.1835, Rector of Wivenhoe), Frederick (b 26.10.1766, d unm), Caesar (b 09.12.1767, a 1790, d unm, RN), Sir Thomas (b 13.07.1772, a 1854, General), Frances (b 13.08.1765, d unm 15.03.1797), Stanislaus Augustus (b 19.02.1775, bur 11.06.1775), Sally Maria (b 30.08.1773, bur 05.12.1773), Biddy Maria (b 25.03.1784, bur 17.03.1787)
  m2. ?? (a 1826)
  (B) Nicholas Caesar Corsellis of Woodford Bridge, later of Layer Marney (bpt 04.10.1747, d 24.10.1806)
  m. Mary Hunt (b c1747, d 31.01.1821)
  (i) Caesar Corsellis (b c1775, dsp 24.08.1808)
  m. "a Russian lady"
  (ii) Matthew Corsellis of Layer Marney (b c1780, dsp 14.12.1835)
  m. (18.05.1808) Louisa Utterson (a 1835, dau of John Utterson of Marwell Hall)
  (iii) Frederic Corsellis (b 01.03.1788, d 04.01.1828, Rector of Fingrinhoe & Layer Marney, youngest son)
  m. Harriet Garnons (b 1784-5, d 22.09.1853, dau of Rev. (John?) Garnons (of Wivenhoe?))
  (iv) Maria Corsellis (b c1778, d 02.07.1854)
  m. George Corsellis @@ above
  (v)+ other issue (d unm) - William (d infant), :Harriot (b c1772, d 27.01.1837), Caroline (b c1774, d un 11.10.1850), Louisa (d infant), Maria (d infant)
  (2) Martha Corsellis (d unm 09.11.1709)
  (3) Elizabeth Corsellis
  m. (12.11.1735) James Kettle (Captain, Elder Brother of Trinity House)
  b.+ other issue (d infant) - John, Charles
iii. Samuel Corsellis (bpt 27.05.1632, d infant)
  C. Segar Corsellis of London & Holland (bpt 18.04.1611, youngest son)
  m. (c01.1642) Anne Libert
  i. John Corsellis of Amsterdam then London (a 1664)
  D. Anne Corsellis (bpt 22.12.1588)
  m. (14.11.1609) John Luce of London
  E. Susan Corsellis (bpt 12.06.1590)
  m. (22.10.1611) Tobias de Hem of Norwich (b 1587-8, d 31.04.1629)
  F. Mary Corsellis (bpt 10.11.1605)
m. (c07.1633) Charles Maynard of Easton Hall
  G.+ other issue - Michael (bpt 05.04.1594, d infant), Peter of London & Norwich (a 1665), Josine (bpt 14.05.1592, d infant), Joyce (bpt 22.02.1596, d infant), Josynkyn (bpt 14.02.1602, d infant)
2. Lucas Corsellis of London (bpt 24.08.1578)
  A. son ancestor of Corsellises of Belton, Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire
  B. Rachel Corsellis (d before 1670)
  m. (by 1654) Sir Christopher Guise of Elmore, 1st Bart (d 1670)
  C. Hester Corsellis (dspms bur 28.10.1659)
  m. (06.07.1641) Sir Thomas Cambell of Clay Hall, 1st Bart (m2. Mary Fanshawe)
  D. Mary Corsellis (9th daughter)
  m. (c02.4637-8) Sir Thomas Abdy of Felix Hall, Bart (by Abigail Cambell), m2. Anne Soame)
  E.+ other issue - other sons?, 6 other daughters (d unm)
3.+ other issue (a 1618) - Mary (bpt 14.01.1574), Rachael (bpt 06.11.1575)

Main source(s): MGH (NS5 vol 1 (1916), 'Pedigree of the Family of Corsellis'), p19+) with support from Visitations (Walter Metcalfe (1878), Essex, 'Corsellis' (in the Appendix which reports 'Pedigrees of Essex Families' by William Berry))
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