'Dyve01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Dyve of Brampton, Dyve of Bromham, Dyve of Quinton

OWC reported that "It would appear that the family of Dive, or Dyve, Dyver, Dryve, and Dryver, or Driver, took their name form this town of Dives, in the department of Calvados, in Normandy. Benselin de Dive, is said to have arrived in England at the time of the conquest. This branch is reported as being descended from Hugh Dyve of Brampton (temp King John)." OWC's information started with the John Dyve who married Margaret de Quinton. Visitation starts with the following Henry with the Harleian editor adding a note indicating that he lived in the time of King Stephen (who r. 1135-1154) and another note reporting that one manuscript named him as Sir Richard, son of Allan de Dive who was brother of Simon & Robert. Note that this does not show a Hugh Dyve of Brampton (temp King John who r. 1199-1216) as ancestor of later members of the family.
Henry (or Sir Richard) Dyve of Wyke Dyve, Northamptonshire
m. Elizabeth Raynes (dau of Thomas Raynes of Clyfton Raynes)
1. Henry Dyve
The Harleian editor noted that one manuscript showed Henry as husband of Dorothy Wassey.
2. William Dyve of Brampton, Bedfordshire
  m. (Dorothy) Wassy
  A. Robert Dyve of Brampton
  The Harleian editor noted that one manuscript reported that Robert married twice, 1st to Agnes, dau/heir of Roger Alwolde of Rothwell (mother of Ralph) and 2nd to Maud (dau of Sir Roger Whelton ## see here ##), mother of Henry. However, the report shows his wife as ...
m. _ Eldercare (dau of Ralph Eldercare of Rersby)
  i. Ralph Dyve of Brampton
  m. Maud (Joan) Mantell (dau of Henry Mantell of Hayforde)
  a. Henry Dyve of Brampton
  m. Jane Holdenby (dau of John Holdenby of Holdenby)
  (1) John Dyve of Brampton
  m. Alice Bray (dau of Henry Bray of Harleston)
  Visitation shows John & Alice as having 3 sons - Henry of Harleston, who married the heiress of Quinton, Edward & John. OWC's information starts with the following John, showing him as married to that heiress. Visitation identifies the heiress as Margaret, dau of Laurence and sister/heir of Sir William, but OWC, supported by VCH (Northamptonshire, vol 4, Quinton), shows her as below. Visitation shows the generation after as William of Harleston with Laurence in brackets. We presume to show as follows:
  (A) Henry Dyve of Harleston
  (i) William Dyve of Harleston
  m. Eleanor Taylarde of Doddington (or dau of Ralph Eldeckar of Ryseby)
  (B) Edward Dyve
(C) John Dyve 'of Bromham' (d 1438)
  m. Margaret de Quinton (dau of Sir William de Quinton of Quinton by Isabel de Sadelyngstanes)
  (i) Laurence Dyve of Quinton, Northamptonshire
  (a) Edmond Dyve of Quinton & Haughton Regis (Bedfordshire)
  m. Maud Sewell (sister/heir of Henry Sewell of Haughton Regis (or Saywell of Saywell))
  ((1)) William Dyve of Houghton (a 1515)
  ((2)) Sir John Dyve of Quinton & Bromham, Mayor of Northampton (d 1474, Attorney General)
Described by Visitation as John of Harleston.
  m. Elizabeth Longueville (dau of Sir George Longueville of Little Billinge)
  ((A)) Henry Dyve of Bromham (Bourne) - continued below
  m. Elizabeth Wilde (dau of Thomas Wild or Wylde)
  ((B)) John Dyve
  ((C)) ? Godfrey Dyve of Stamford
  m. Catherine Wigtofte
  ((i)) Anne Dyve
  m. William Vincent
  ((D)) daughter
  m. William Bowghton (Boughton) of Lawford
  ((E)) Mawde Dyve
  m. (William) Furtho of Furtho (d 1457)
  ((3)) Joan Dyve
  m. (1432) Robert Lumley of Harleston (son of Richard by Cecilie Holdenby)



Henry Dyve of Bromham (Bourne) - continued above
m. Elizabeth Wilde (dau of Thomas Wild or Wylde (by Agnes, dau/heir of John Ragon son (by Elizabeth, sister/heir of Thomas Woodville of Grafton) of Reginald Ragon of Bromham), m1/2 William Salisbury of Horton)
1. Sir John Dyve of Bromham & Quinton, Sheriff of Buckinghamshire (bur 03.11.1535)
  m. Isabella Hastings (d 1536, dau/coheir of Sir Ralph Hastings, brother of Lord Chamberlain William)
A. William Dyve of Bromham (d 1537)
  m. Anne Aprice (dau of Lewys Aprice of Appryce of Hansloppe)
  i. Lewis Dyve of Bromham, Sheriff of Buckinghamshire (d 1592)
  m. Mary Strickland (dau of Sir Walter Strickland of Sycer)
  a. Sir John Dyve of Bromham, Sheriff of Bedfordshire (b c1540-2, d 12.1607)
  m1. Douglas Denny (dau of Sir Anthony Denny of Cheston)
  (1) Honor Dyve (d young)
m2. Beatrix Walcott (b c1574, d 12.09.1658, dau of Charles Walcott of Walcott, m2. John Digby, Earl of Bristol)
  Visitation ends with this marriage. The following comes wholly from the information provided by OWC.
  (2) Sir Lewis Dyve of Bromham, Governor of Sherborne Castle (b 03.11.1599, d 17.04.1669, Colonel)
  m. (14.08.1624) Howard Strangeways (dau of Sir John Strangeways of Melbury, relict of Sir Edward Rogers)
  (A) Francis Dyve of Bromham (b 1632, dsp 1685)
  m1. Grace Strangeways (dau of Giles Strangeways of Melbury)
  m2. (04.12.1665) Theophila Hacket (dau of John Hacket, Bishop of Lichfield)
  (B) Lewis Dyve of Bromham (b 1633, d 1686, Captain)
  (i) Lewis Dyve (b 02.01.1677)
  (a)+ 4 daughters
  (ii)+ 2 daughters
(C) John Dyve (d 1692)
  m. (29.04.1673) Frances Wolseley (d 1702, dau of Sir Robert Wolseley of Morton, 1st Bart)
  (i) John Dyve (d 25.01.1769)
  m. Dorothy Ashton (dau of Walter Ashton of Millwych)
  (a) John Dyve of Ranton Hall, Staffordshire (Captain)
  m. (1737) Anne Dorothy Montgomery (dau of Hugh Montgomery)
  ((1)) Charlotte Dyve
  m. (1759) John Edmondes
((A)) Charlotte Edmonds (d 1798)
  m. (20.08.1787) Llewellyn Traherne of Coedriglan (d 1841)
  ((2))+ 2 sons (dsp)
  (b) Charlotte Dyve (b 1711-2, dsp 21.05.1773)
  m. Samuel Masham, 2nd Lord of Otes (d 14.06.1776)
  (c)+ other issue - Frances, Dorothy
  (ii) Lewis Dyve
  (iii) Charlotte Dyve (d 01.01.1741/2)
  m. (before 1714) William Clayton, Lord Sundon of Ardagh (dsp 29.04.1752)
(D) Grace Dyve (b 1622)
  m. George Hussey of Marnhull
  b.+ other issue - Lewis (d young), Humffrey (?), Elizabeth (d young), Anne (d young), Catherine (d young), Mary
  ii. Thomas Dyve (3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Borne (dau of William Borne of Bedford, widow of John West 'the elder')
  a. Honor Dyve (d unm)
  iii. Elizabeth Dyve
  m. Francis Downes of Ramplingham
  iv. Catherine Dyve
  m. George Downes of Bromham
  v. Isabell Dyve
  m. Anthony Wood of Collingtroughe
  vi. Eleanor Dyve
  m. George Clapton (Clopton) of Sudbury (d c11.1565)
  vii.+ other issue - Christopher, John, George, William, Henry, Anne (d young)
  B. John Dyve
  C. Dorothy Dyve
  m. Richard Wake of Hartwell

Main source(s): Visitation (Bedfordshire, 1566, Dyve (of Bromham)) supplemented & extended by information kindly provided by a contributor (OWC, 19.03.08) who identified his sources as VCH (Bedfordshire vol 3 + Northamptonshire vol 4), 'The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal: The Anne of Exeter Volume ...' by Marquis of Ruvigny & Raineval 1907, and 'The Driver Family in Europe' by H. Ruth Cooke (1889)
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