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Families covered: Griffith of Burton Agnes (Agnes Burton), Griffith of Whichnor

Rhese ap Griffith of Whichnor (d 10.05.1356)
m. Joan Somervile (d 08.10.1376, dau of Sir Philip Somervile of Whichnor)
1. Rhese ap Griffith of Whichnor (d 1380)
  m. Margaret Zouch (dau of _ Zouch of Codnor, m2. William Walsal)
  A. Thomas Griffith of Whichnor, Sheriff (d 1431)
  m. Ann Blount (dau (sb sister) of Sir Thomas Blount (father of Walter, 1st Lord Mountjoy))
i. Sir John Griffith 'of Whichnor', Sheriff (d 20.06.1471)
  m. Catharine Tirwhit (d 1457, dau of Sir Robert Tirwhit)
  a. Sir Walter Griffith 'of Whichnor', Sheriff (d 1481)
  m1. Johanna Nevill (dau of Sir Ralph Nevill)
  m2. Agnes Constable (d 23.01.1505, dau of Sir Robert Constable of Flamborough, m2. Sir Gervase Clifton)
(1) Sir Walter Griffith of Whichnor & Alrewas (b c1460, d 20.10.1532)
  m. Jane or Anne Ferrers (dau of Sir John Ferrers of Tamworth)
  (A) Sir George Griffith of Whichnor (d 17.09.1559)
  Visitation identifies George's wife as Elizabeth, dau of Sir John Sherrington of London. Shaw identifies her as dau of Sir John Sheffington of Fisherwick but the Skeffington records indicate that she was ...
  m. Elizabeth Skefffington (bur 19.11.1584, dau of Thomas Skeffington (of Fisherwick))
(i) Walter Griffith of Whichnor (b c1535, d 20.01.1584)
  m. Katharine Blount (dau of Edward Blount of Kidderminster)
  (a) Sir Henry Griffith, 1st Bart of Burton Agnes (Yorkshire), Sheriff (b c1557, a 1627)
BEB1841 (Griffith of Burton Agnes) suggests that Sir Henry married Mary, dau of Sir Henry Willoughby (Bart of Risley) who was mother of Henry & Frances. Shaw, supported by TCB (vol I, Griffith) & Visitation, reports that he married Elizabeth Throgmorton who was mother of his children. Noting the dates, whilst noting that Mary may have been a wife of his son, we presume to show him married twice as follows.
  m1. (18.02.1583) Elizabeth Throckmorton (dau of Thomas Throckmorton of Coughton)
  ((1)) Sir Henry Griffith, 2nd Bart of Burton Agnes (b 1603, d 20.02.1654)
  Shaw identifies Sir Henry's wife only as Margaret, widow of Willoughby. King identifies her as ...
  m. Margaret Wortley (dau of Sir Francis Wortley, Bart)
  ((A))+ issue - daughter (bur 17.10.1640), daughter (bur 1641)
((2)) Frances Griffith (b 10.02.1597, d 07.1634)
  m. Sir Mathew Boynton, Bart of Boynton & Bramston
  ((3))+ other issue (dsp) - Francis, Walter, Ralph (bur 12.07.1592), Catharine, Margaret
  m2. Mary Willoughby (b 24.05.1605, dau of Sir Henry Willoughby, Bart of Risley)
  (b) Ann Griffith
  m. Thomas Harley of Brampton
(c)+ other issue - ?? (bur 09.02.1570), Walter (bur 1573-4), Dorothy (dsp), Katharine (dsp)
  (ii) Elizabeth Griffith
  (iii) Dorothy Griffith
  m. Gabriel St. Quintin (son of William)
  (iv) Ann Griffith
  m. William Clopton of Clopton
  (B) Agnes or Ann Griffith see ## in note just below
  m1. Sir John Egerton of Wrinehill (d 1529)
  m2. Henry Brooke
  (C)+ other isssue (dsp) - John, Margaret
  (2) Agnes Griffith
Shaw shows an Agnes of this generation as married first to Sir John Egerton of Wrinehill and then to Henry Brooke but mentions no children for the next generation. Visitation shows Agnes of this generation as married to Sir Gervase Clifton and an Anne of the next generation as married to John Egerton of Moringhill. We presume that there has been confusion between Agneses/Annes of two generations and, noting ## above, show this Agnes as married to her step-brother ...
  m. Sir Gervase Clifton (d 1508)
  b. Margaret Griffith
  m. Robert Willoughby of Wollaton
  ii. Joyce Griffith
  m. Thomas Shepard
  B. John Griffith
  C. Joan Griffith, heiress of Stacpole
  m. Richard Vernon
2. Sir Henry Griffith 'of Nether Witton'
  m. Joan Clinton (dau of John de Clinton of Colehill)
  A. Margaret Griffith (b c1370, dsp 29.09.1387)
  m. Sir William Carnaby

Main source(s): the pedigree of Somerville and Griffith within the Whichnor section of 'Shaw's Staffordshire' (as kindly provided by a contributor (MF, 07.12.07)) with some support from Visitation (Yorkshire, 1612, Griffith of Burton Agnes) and a little from King's Staffordshire Pedigrees (1664-1700, Griffith)
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