'Edwards06'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Edwards of Arlesey (Arlsey), Edwards of Henlow

CTG identifies the arms of the family as "Party per bend sinister Sable and Ermines, a lion rampant Or".
Henry Edwards of Henlow, Bedfordshire (d 1499)
m. Johanna
1. John Edwards of Henlow (d c1480)
  A. Thomas Edwards of Henlow (d c1500) fthe first mentioned by Visitation but named John
  i. George Edwards of Henlow (b c1520)
  BLG1858 jumps from George down to Richard of Arlesy (b 1663).
  m. _ Toake or Tooke of Berkshire
  a. George Edwards of Henlow (b c1645)
  (1)+ issue (dsp) - Michael (b 1579, a 1634), William
  b. Richard Edwards of Henlow (d 1623, Registrar in Chancery)
  m. Elizabeth Underwood
  (1) Thomas Edwards of Henlow (b 1580, d 1611)
  m. Constance Smyth (dau of George Smyth (of Marum, Martin's?))
  (A) Richard Edwards of Henlow (b c1601, a 1634)
  m. Dorothy Dorington (dau of Rob(ert?) Dorington of Stow)
  (i)+ issue (a 1634) - Elizabeth, Mary, Elianor
  (B) George Edwards
  m. Dorothy Raven
  (C) Francis Edwards (b 1610, dsp)
  (D) Elizabeth Edwards (b 1603)
  m. John Underwood
  (E) Anne Edwards
m. John Halliley or Halleleigh
  (2) Richard Edwards of Arlsey (Arlesey), Bedfordshire (b 1582, d 1638)
  m. Eleanor Manfield (d 1667, dau of Thomas Manfield of Spaldwick)
  (A) Richard Edwards (b 1604, d 1657, Registrar in Chancery)
  m. Katharine Whitehead (d 1672, dau of Sir Henry Whitehead of Norman's Court by Constance)
  (i) Richard Edwards (b 1630, d 1691)
  m. Elizabeth Vigorous (b 1642, d 1712, dau of Robert Vigorous of Spalding)
  (a) Richard Edwards of Arlesey (b 1663, d 1746)
  m1. Frances Holgate of London
  ((1)) Frances Edwards
  m. Henry Wilson
  ((2)) Elizabeth Edwards
  m. John Hobbs of Henlow
  ((3)) Mary Edwards
  m. William Lowe
  m2. Margaret Robinson of London (d 1758, relict of John Coxe of London)
  ((4)) Richard Edwards of Arlesey (b 1717, dsp 1789)
  m. (1747) Mary Talman (dau/heir of _ Talman)
  ((5)) Margaret Edwards
  m.William Faller Bedford (rector of Woolverton, Somerset)
  ((A)) William Bedford, later Edwards of Arlesey (d 27.11.1800, Captain)
  m. Mary Crowther (d 1886, m2. Thomas Innes)
  ((i)) Samuel Bedford Edwards of Arlesey Bury, Sheriff of Bedfordshire (b 27.01.1799) had issue
  m. (12.05.1823) Shophia Hubbard (dau of John Hubbard of Forest House)
  ((ii))+ other issue (d young) - Richard, Mary Margaret
  ((B))+ other issue (dsp) - Samuel, Mary
  ((6)) Anne Edwards
  (b) Elizabeth Edwards (b 1662)
  m. J. Cockayn of Astwick
  (c) Vigorous Edwards (b 1672, d 1733)
  m. Ann Lane
  (d) George Edwards (b 1674)
  m. J. Coates
  (e) Robert Edwards (b 1679)
  (f) Katharine Edwards (b 1675)
  m. T. Madox
  (ii) George Edwards (b 1633, d 1712, 3rd son)
  m1. Dorcas Hanchet
  m2. Elizabeth Carpenter (dau of Robet Carpenter (Registrar in Chancery))
(a) George Edwards (b c1665)
  ((1)) George Edwards (b 1700, d 1750)
  ((A)) George Edwards (b 1741, d 1809)
  ((B)) Francis Edwards (b 1743, d 1830)
  m. Richard Rainsford (d 1800)
  (iii) Elizabeth Edwards (b 1637)
  m. (1657) Samuel Hare
  (iv) Katharine Edwards (b 1646)
  m. (1663) Richard Hare
  (v)+ other issue - Henry (b 1631, d 1651), Thomas (b 1641, d 1649), Francis (b 644, d 1665)
  (B) Thomas Edwards
m. Anne Hewson (dau of Thomas Hewson)
  (C) John Edwards
  m. _ Deeth
  (D) Jasper Edwards of Little Barford, Bedfordshire (b c1618, d 1680)
  m. Joan Devenysh (d 1691)
  (i) Jeane Edwards (b c1641)
  m. (c1663) William Wye of St. Neot's (d 1701)
  (ii) Elizabeth Edwards (b c1645, d 1679)
  m. (1673) John Rowe of Lamerton (d 1692, Serjeant at law)
  (iii) Frances Edwards
  m. (1674) Rev. Joh. Bennet of Littlebury
  (iv) Mary Edwards (b c1655)
  m. (1681) William Merriden (d 1693, rector of Little Barford)
  (v) Eleanor Edwards
  m. (1683) Thomas Merriden of London
  (a) Thomas Merriden of Stirtloe (Huntingdonshire) & Eaton Ford (b 1692, d Dettingen 1742, Colonel)
  (b) Mary Merriden of Stirtloe & Eaton Ford (b 1683, d 1761)
  m. William Swan of London & Stirtloe House (d 1757)
  ((1)) George Cornelius Swan of Stirtloe & Eaton Ford (dsp 1788)
  m. Ann (Horne?) (b 1722, d 1793)
  (vi)+ other issue - Jasper (d 1780, of Staples Inn?), Henry (dsp), Katharine
  (E) Laurence Edwards (b 1620, d 1693)
m. Gart'ret Harbin
  (i)+ issue - Laurence, 4 daughters
  (F) Francis Edwards of Clifton, Bedfordshire (b 1624, d 1685)
  m1. Dorothy Fountain
  (i) Francis Edwards
  m2. Mary Farmer (d 1722, dau of Ralph Farmer of Bristol)
  (ii) Martha Edwards (b c1660, d 1720)
  m. (1691) William Wye of St. Neot's (b 1664, d 1742)
  (iii) Eleanor Edwards (b c1662, d 1734)
  m. William Windress of Stirloe & Eaton Ford (dsp 1727)
  (iv)+ other issue - Richard (d 1726), Mary, Frances, Farmer (b 1674), Elizabeth (b 1675, d 1765), Katharine (b 1677)
  (G) Elizabeth Edwards (b 1606)
  m. (1628) Robert Page of Henningford
  (H) Mary Edwards (b 1613)
  m. (1629) Robert Devenysh of London
  (I) Eleanor Edwards
  m. (1635) Oliver Bromhall
  (3) Elizabeth Edwards (b 1583)
  m. Christopher Halliley or Halleleigh of Hackney
  ii.+ other issue - William (monk), Thomas (dsp bur 06.09.1576, Serjeant at arms to King Henry VIII, Edward VI, Queen Mary, and Elizabeth)
2. Agnes Edwards
  m. John Huckle

Main source(s): CTG (vol 6, 1840, 'Pedigree of the family of Edwards of Henlow, Arlsey, Clifton, and Little Barford, Bedfordshire; with their descent in the families of Bedford, Rainsford, Rowe, Merriden, Windrest, and Wye', p290+) with input/support from BLG1858 ('Edwards of Arlesey Bury') and some support from Visitation (Bedfordshire, 1634, 'Edwards (of Henlow)')
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