'Ferne1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Ferne of Crakemarsh, Fern of Hognaston, Ferne of Parwick (Parwich)e, Fern of Snitterton, Ferne of Temple Belwood

William Ferne (a temp Edward III who r. 1327-1377, d Pitts)
1. Sir Robert (or John) Ferne
  m. Beatrix Rochford (dau/heir of Walter Rochford)
A. James Ferne ("Bow-Bearer to Henry V. in Normandy")
  i. Sir John Ferne
  a. William Ferne of Ferne Hall, Essex
  (1) Thomas Ferne
m. Alice Whitgreave (dau/heir of George Whitgreave of Staffordshire)
  (A) William Fern(e) of Parwicke (Parwich), Derbyshire the first mentioned by FMG
  m. Joane Beresford (dau of Thomas Beresford of Fenny Bentley, sister of Adam)
  (i) John Fern(e) of Parwicke shown by FMG as 2nd son
m. Phillis (Felicia) Milward (dau of Robert Milward of Eaton)
  (a) William Ferne of Temple Belwood 'of Doncaster' (Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire) (a 1568, 1585)
  m. Anne Sheffield (bur 27.08.1601, dau/heir of John Sheffield of Gonnas & Beltoft)
  ((1)) Sir John Ferne of Temple Belwood & York (d 1610, Secretary of the Council of York)
  m. Elizabeth Nedham (dau of John Nedham of Wymondley, m2. Sir Thomas (not Henry) Neville of Holt)
  ((A)) William Ferne of Temple Belwood (bpt 21.02.1592-3, bur 01.05.1634)
  m1. Joane Wilkes (bur 04.09.1616, dau of Robert Wilkes of Islington)
  ((i)) John Ferne (bpt 03.09.1615, bur 09.09.1615)
  m2. Martha Thorold (bur 19.03.1632-3, dau of Sir John Thorold of Corringham)
((ii))+ other issue - John (bpt 08.10.1624, bur 05.07.1626), Alice (bur 12.12.1620)
  ((B)) John Ferne
  The following comes from Visitation (Staffordshire, 11614+1663-4, 'Ferne of Crakemarshe').
  ((i)) William Ferne of Crakemarsh, Staffordshire (d c1651)
  m. Joane Crowe of Northamptonshire
  ((a)) John Ferne of Crakemarsh (d c11.1658)
  m. Anne Bellott (dau of John Bellott of Moreton)
  (((1))) William Ferne (b 1656-7)
  William's wife is identified in Visitation (Armytage & Rylands (1912), Staffordshire, 1664-1700, Ferne) as ...
  m. _ Kniveton (dau/heir of William Kniveton of Castleton)
  ((b)) William Ferne of Crakemarsh
  ((C)) Thomas Ferne of North Kelsey (bur 02.09.1630, 4th son)
m. (31.01.1618-9) Anne Brampton (dau/heir of James Brampton of South Reston, m2. John Legard)
  ((i)) Elizabeth Ferne
  m. Thomas Micklethwaite of Hessle
  ((ii))+ other issue - Brampton (b c1623, a 1639, dsp), Peregrine (d young), James (d young), Anne
((D)) Mathew Ferne of London (a 1633, grocer, 6th son)
  m. Frances Rolfe (dau of Walter Rolfe of Clifton)
  ((i))+ issue - Mathew, James, Walter
  ((E)) Anne Ferne
  m. John Key of Woodsam (b c1578, d 1641)
  ((F))+ other issue - George (dsp), Edward (bpt 12.04.1592, bur 01.09.1592), Benjamin (bpt 23.07.1593), Thomas (bpt 12.10.1595), Henry (b 1606, d 16.03.1661-2, Bishop of Chester), James, Elizabeth
  ((2)) Douglas Ferne (bpt 04.05.1562, dsp bur 14.11.1586)
  m. Ralph Rokeby of Skyre
  ((3))+ other issue - Edmund (bpt 22.04.1557), Francis (bpt 16.11.1564, bur 24.12.1564)
  (b) John Ferne of Crakemarsh, Staffordshire (a 1583)
The following comes from FMG with some initial support from Visitation (Staffordshire, 1583, 'Ferne of Crakemarshe').
  m. Anne Jackson (dau of Roger Jackson of Ashburne-in-le-Peke)
  ((1)) William (or Edward) Fern
  ((A)) Edmund Fern
  ((i)) Edmund Fern of Bonsall
  ((ii)) Hannah Fern
  m. Anthony Evans of Winster
((B)) Robert Fern of Bonsal
  ((i)) Henry Fern of Snitterton (d 22.07.1723)
  m. Elizabeth Dayrell (dau/coheir of Nicholas Dayrell of King's Clear)
  ((a)) Robert Fern of Snitterton (dsp)
  ((b)) Elizabeth Fern
  m. Edmund Turner of Stoke Rochford
  ((c))+ other issue - Isabella, Frances
((ii)) Elizabeth Fern
  m. William Hodgkinson of Overton
  ((iii)) Mary Fern
  m. Samuel (probably not Anthony) Bradshaw of Holbrook
  ((2))+ other issue - John, Mary, Dorothy, Anne, Phellis
  (c) Edward Ferne
  (d) Anne Ferne
  m. John Fitzherbert of Somershall
  (e) Elizabeth Ferne
m. Anthony Whorwood of Sandal & Rotherwood
  (ii) Thomas Fern(e) of Grene (Derbyshire) & Hook Norton (Oxfordshire)
  FMG identifies Thomas as 'of Hognaston' and provides the following.
  (a) Rowland Fern of Hognaston, Derbyshire (d 1598)
  ((1)) John Fern of Hognaston (d 1636)
  m1. ??
  ((A)) Maria Fern
  m. Anthony Lowe of Alderwasley
  m2. Maria Greatorex (dau/heir of _ Greatorex of Hopton)
  ((B)) Mary Fern
  m. John Stuffyn of Sherbrook
  ((i)) John Stuffyn of Sherbrook (d 1696)
  m. Sarah Brighton (dau of Thomas Brighton of Wirksworth, m2. Gilbert Mundy of Allestry)
  ((ii)) Mary Stuffyn
  m. John Hacker of Trowel, Nottinghamhire
  ((a)) John Hacker of Sherbrook
  ((iii))+ other issue - William, Hercules, Bridge (D 1700)

Main source(s): Maddison's 'Lincolnshire Pedigrees' (1904, 'Ferne of Temple Belwood') with some input/support from FMG (vol 1, MS65, 'Fern-Evans-Nightingale', p141+) and further input as reported above
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