'Cressy2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cressy (Cressey) of Birkin, Cressy of Holme

See note at the top of (Draft) Cressy1.
Christopher Cressy of Firbeck, West Riding, Yorkshire (a temp Henry VIII who r. 1509-1547)
1. Robert Cressy (dsp)
  m. _ Grice of Wakefield
2. William Cressy of Holme, Nottinghamshire (d 1555)
  m. Jane Hansard (bur 17.02.1569)
  A. Robert Cressy of Wilford, Nottinghamshire (a 1575, vicar of Blithe)
  B. Hugh Cressy of Letwell & Barnby Don the first mentioned by Foster
m. Elizabeth Portington (dau of Thomas Portington of Barnby Don, widow of Nicholas (sb Robert?) Malever of Letwell)
  i. William Cressy of Holme (b c1541, a 1575)
  m. Elizabeth Jessop (dau of George Jessop of Brancliffe) possible confusion with later generation just below?
  Foster identifies the eldest son William (named Hugh by one manuscript) as having had the following son who is shown by FMG (p525) as a younger brother of his father. and by FMG (527) as possibly a son of Francis of Holme (by Joan Parke). However, FMG notes that discrepancy and adds "I think (the Visitation) must be right".
  a. Hugh Cressey of Wakefield (judge in Ireland temp Charles I who r. 1625-1649)
m. Margaret Doyley (dau of Thomas Doyley of London)
  (1) William Cressy (d 09.03.1645)
  m. Elizabeth Jessop (dau of George Jessop of Brancliffe, brother of Wortley) possible confusion with earlier generation just above?
  (2)+ other issue - Hugh Paul (b 1604, a Benedictine), George
  ii. Gervase (not George) Cressy of Birkin, Yorkshire
  m. Elinor Everingham au/heir of Sir Henry Everingham of Birkin, widow of Francis Wilsthorpe or Wilstrop)
  a. Everingham Cressy or Cressey of Birkin (d c1644)
  m. Mary Fairfax (dau of Sir William Fairfax of Steeton)
  (1) Gervas Cressy or Cressey of Birkin (b c1609, dvp 1636)
  m. Elizabeth Chester (dau of Sir Anthony Chester of Lincolnshire, m2. _ Duncombe, m3. Sir Charles Bowles)
  (A) Everingham Cresey or Cressey (d young)
(2) Everingham Cressy of Birkin (b c1611, a 1670)
  m. Sarah Metcalfe (dau/heir of Marke Metcalfe of York)
  (A) Everingham Cressy of Birkin (b 1640-1, a 04.1666) last generation mentioned by Dugdale
  m. Ann Nevile (dau of Sandford Nevile of Chevet)
  (i) Dorothy Cressy
  m. (02.1690-1) Archibald Primrose, 1st Earl of Rosebery (b 18.12.1664, d 20.10.1723)
  (B) Gervas Cressy of Birkin
  m. Frances Brooke (dau of C(harles?) Brooke of Gateford
  (i) Everingham Cressy
  (ii) Sarah Cressy
  m. John Burton (Canon of York)
  (C) Joseph Cressy (vicar of Sheriff Hooton, rector of Birkin, 4th son?)
  m1. Dorothy Catelin (dau of Rev. John Catelin of Burstwick)
  (i)+ issue - Slingsby (a 1710), Martha, Elizabeth
  m2. Ann Trotter (dau of Hugh Trotter of Skelton Castle)
  m3. Martha Thurcross (dau of Toby Thurcross)
  m4. Dinah Steveley (dau of Robert Staveley of Pontefraft)
(D) Mary Cressy
  m. John Harland of Sutton
  (E) Ann Cressy
  m. Henry Trotter
  (F) Elizabeth Cressy
  m. Roger Beckwith
  (G)+ other issue - Nathaniell (or Timothy), Sarah, Alice/Eleanor
  (3) Mabel Cressy
  m. Marmaduke Constable of Kexby
  (4) Mary Cressy
m. William Farmer of Hamledon
  (5) Elizabeth Cressy (b after 1612?)
  m1. Edmund or Edward Wingate of Yorkshire
  m2. _ Harrison
  (6)+ other issue - Henry, Ann (b by 1612)
b. Sarah Cressy
  m1. Bryan Hammond of Scarthingwell (b c1572, d 1601)
  m2. Thomas Anlaby of Etton & Scarthingwell
  c. Elizabeth or Ellen Cressy
  m. Edward Thimbleby or Thimbelby of Birkin
  d. Ann Cressy
m1. Lionel Rolleston of Gunthwaite possibly husband of sister Mary
  m2. William Copley of Wadworth
  e. Mary Cressy
  m. Thomas Dymoke possibly husband of sister Anne
  iii. Margaret Cressy
  m1. Robert or Roger Bradshaw
  m2. Sir William Rayner
  iv. Susan Cressy
  m1. James Rolston of Tanshelf
m2. Christopher Copley of Wadworth
  v. Mary Cressy
  m. Hugh Rogers of Everton & Maplethorpe
  C. Nicholas Cressy of Holme
  m. (Joan or Elizabeth?) Everingham (dau of Sir Henry Everingham of Birkin)
  i. Francis Cressy of Holme (bur 04.02.1614)
  m1. Joan Parke (d 01.05.1588, dau/heir of William Parke of Stansford)
  a. Gervas Cressy of Holme (d 1652)
  m. Margaret Riddal (bur 18.03.1608, dau of _ Riddale of Ferriby, Kiddal, or Kindal)
  (1) Parke Cressy of Holme (d 1659)
  m1. Ann Smith (dau of Roger Smith of East Redford & Arkham)
  (A) Gervas Cressy of Oldcotes (bpt 27.02.1626, d 09.04.1685)
  FMG notes the possibility, albeit that it would be "remarkable" if it were the case, that this was the same person as Gervas Cressy of Blythe (d 17.04.1688), a quaker, who has the following family.
  m. (01.04.1675) Elizabeth Newcome of Torworth
  (i) Joseph Cressy of Rampton (b 14.04.1676)
  m. (20.06.1703) Susan Morley of Mattersey
  (ii) Levi Cressy (b 08.12.1677)
  (B) Hugh Cressy (bpt 1630)
  (C) Ann Cressy
  m. William Graves or Greaves of Nottingham
  m2. Susan Gainsford (dau of John Gainsford of Crowhurst)
  (D) John Cressy (b c1635, a 1662)
  m. Mary Batney (dau of Arnold Batney (son of Ann Virley?))
  (2)+ other issue - Francis (dsp), Robert (bpt 13.01.1603), Hugh (b/bpt 09.01.1604, bur 1609), George (b/bpt 20.03.16087, d infant)
  b. daughter
  m. George Lindley of Heringthorpe
  m2/3. Ann (bur 12.07.1602)
  m3/2. Mary (m2. _ Trousdale)
  ii.+ other issue - Hugh, Nicholas, Robert, Peter
3. Roger Cressy
  m. _ Harrison (dau of "the learned man")
  A. Margaret Cressy
  m. _ Hall

Main source(s): FMG (vol 2, MS220, 'Cressy', p523+) with some support from Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1612, Cressey of Birkin), Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1666, Cressy of Birkin)
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