'Faunt1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Faunt of Claybrook, Faunt of Foston, Faunt of Wistow

(1) This page was first produced using only Visitation. It was reviewed & expanded on 17.11.22 using Nichol.
(2) Visitation reports that "Linially (sic) descended from ye Barons Hardy in Ireland 18.R.2." (1394-5) was ...
William Faunt
m. Isabel Moyne (dau/heir of John Moyne of Sautrey)
1. William Faunt in Wistow, Huntingdonshire
  Visitation identifies William's wife as a dau of Sir Thomas Moulton. Nichols identifies her as ...
  m. Joan Moulton (dau of Sir John Moulton)
  A. John Faunt of Wistow
  m. Alice Clarevaux (dau/heir of Thomas Clarevaux (Clarvaux))
  i. John Faunt
  m. Anne Hide (dau of John Hide, sister of George)
  a. Alice Faunt
  m. _ Draper of Essex
  ii. William Faunt of Wistow
Nichols shows William as dsp, with no wife mentioned, and his brother John as father of the following 3 sons (by Anne Hide). Provisionally, we follow Visitation in showing William as their father by ...
  m. _ Scot
  a. John Faunt (dsp, monk at Ramsey Abbey)
b. William Faunt of Fosson (Foston), Leicestershire (b c1496, d 1559)
  m1/2. (sp) Anne Feilding (dau of Sir William Feilding of Newenham, relict of Richard Cave of Pickwell)
  m2/1. Jane Vincent (b c1511, d 1585, dau of George Vincent of Pecleton, relict of Nicholas Purefoy)
  (1) Anthony Faunt of Fossion (Foston) (b 1552, d 11.05.1588, 2nd son)
m. Elizabeth Noell (d 11.04.1620, dau of Andrew Noell of Dalby, m2. Sir William Brown, m3. John (not Joseph) Harpur)
  (A) Sir William Faunt of Foston (Fossion) (d 06.12.1639)
  m. (10.09.1599) Lucy Harrington (dau of Sir James Harrington of Ridlington)
  (i) Arthur Faunt (dvpsp 08.01.1638, 2nd son) 
  m. Elizabeth Coke (dau of Sir John Coke, Secretary of State, m2. (Thomas) Stocke)
  (ii) Frances Faunt
  m. (1646) Sir Francis Wortley, 2nd Bart of Wortley (b c1616, dspl 03.1665)
  (iii) Lucy Faunt
  m. (1631) Henry Beaufoy of Warwickshire (dsp)
  (vi)+ other issue - William (b 1605, dvp 1633)
(B) Henry Faunt of Starthorp (Nottinghamshire), later also of Claybrook (b 1580-1, d 03.05.1665)
  m1. Margaret Underne (dsp, dau/heir of W. Underne)
  m2. Barbara Love (b c1582, d 1645, dau of Thomas Love of Leicester)
  (i) Walter Faunt (d 30.05.1695)
m. (17.08.1637) Mabel Morgan (dau of Francis Morgan of Kingsthorp)
  (a)+ issue - Henry, Walter, Thomas
(ii) George Faunt of Claybrook, later also of Foston (d 1697)
  m. Dorothy Hanbury (dau of Edward Hanbury of Kelmarsh by Dorothy, dau of Edward Shukburgh of Naseby)
  (a) William Faunt of Foston (b 165*)
  ((1)) (Elizabeth) Mary Faunt
  m. (c1677) Thomas Boothby of Tooley Park
  (b) Mary Faunt (b 1643)
  m. T. Bradgate
(c) Dorothy Faunt (b 1648)
  m. (c1665) William Boothby (b 1631, d 1708)
  (d) Elizabeth Faunt (b 1659, d 1710)e
  m. Samuel Bale of Humbertston (dsp 1687)
  (e)+ other issue - Arthur (b 1670-1, d 08.03.1674), Barbara (b 1651)
  (iii) Elizabeth Faunt
  m. George Halford of Tur-Langton (son of Sir R(ichard) of Wistow, Bart)
  (iv) Mabel Faunt
  m. Henry Sutton (son of Sir W(illiam) of Arum)
  (v) Margaret Faunt
  m. Edward Woodcock of Keyham
  (vi) Mary Faunt
  m. Edward Wigley of Scraptoft
  (vii) Barbara Faunt
  m. Richard Bradgate of Peatling Parva
(viii)+ other issue (d young) - Henry, William, Anthony, Barbara
  (C) Anthony Faunt of Claybrook (a 1630, dsp)
  m1. Margaret Traver (dau of Sir John Traver (Lord Mayor of London), relict of _ Leigh of Cheshire & Jos. Heselrigg)
  m2. Anne Spell (dau of Richard Spell of Lodington, widow of Henry Wigley of Scaptost)
  (D) Mabell (Mabill) Faunt (d 1619)
  m. Henry Hastinges (d 1629, son/heir of Sir Edward of Leicester Abbey)
  (E) Barbara Faunt 
  m1. Sir Henry Beaumont of Gracedieu (b c1571, d 07.1605)
m2. Sir Henry Harpur, 1st Bart of Calke Abbey (b c1579, d 1638)
  (F) Frideswith Faunt probably of this generation
  m. Christopher Hales of Whitefriars (cousin)
  (2) Dorothy Faunt (b 1550)
  m. Ralph Burton of Linley
  (3) Frideswide (Griswold) Faunt
  m1. John Hales of Coventry
  m2. Robert Cotton of Conington
  (4) Alice Faunt (b 1559)
  m1. Humphrie Purefoy of Barwell (d 1598)
  m2. John Plumbe of Marston
  (5) Mary Faunt (d 1614)
  m. George Corbin of Hall End (Kerkin of Hallend)
  (6)+ other issue - William (b 1547, d 14.04.1574), Arthur (b 1554, dsp 1591), Vincent (dsp 1571)
  c. Anthony Faunt of Wistow
  m. _ Pickard
  (1) John Faunt (d 1579, rector of Willesdon)
m. _ Hamilton of Worcestershire
  (A) Francis Faunt (dsp)
  (B) Margery Faunt (dsp)
  m. Hugh Bennett of London (painter)
  (2) Thomas Faunt (d 1600)
  m. Jane Vincent (dau of Thomas Vincent, son of George)
  (A) Jane Faunt
  m. John Briges (parson of Dunitar)
(B)+ other issue - William (dsp), Alice, Judith, Frances
  (3) Alice Faunt
  m1. George Langley
  m2. R(obert) Vincent
  (4) Mary Faunt
  m . _ Lucas
  (5) Joan Faunt
  m1. John Roote of Cottersbach
  m2. John Blunt
  (6) Elizabeth Faunt
  m. _ Young of Wistow
  (7) Anne Faunt
  m. _ Clark
  iii. Thomas Faunt (dsp)
  B. Alice Faunt
  m. John Clarevaux of Senton (dsp)

Main source(s): 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 4, part 1, 1807, 'Pedigree of Faunt, alias Fawnt, of Wistow, co. Huntingdon, and of Foston, co. Leicester', p175) with support from Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, 'Faunt')
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