'Head02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Head of Derry Castle, Head of Langley, Head of Waterford, James of Denford Court
[We are not aware of there being any connection between the families below. They share the page for our convenience.]

?? Head
1. Michael Head, Sheriff then Mayor of Waterford
  m1. (1666) Grace Collins
  A. John Head of Waterford, 'of Derry Castle'
  m. Elizabeth Wade (dau of Samuel Wade of Derry)
  i. Michael Head of Derry Castle, co. Tipperary (d before 14.02.1750)
  m. Mary O'Neill
a. Michael Head of Derry (d 05.11.1812)
  m. Margaret Prittie (dau of Henry Prittie of Kilboy, sister of 1st Lord Dunalley)
  (1) Michael Head of Derry (captain)
  m. Mary Butler (dau of John Butler)
  (A)+ issue - Michael (dsp), Maria, Caroline, Emilym, Henrietta, Margaret
  (2) Henry Head (Colonel) had issue
  m. Harriet Crommelin (dau of Samuel De la Cherois Crommelin of Lisburn)
(3) John Head (dean of Killaloe)
  m. (1815) Susan Darby (dau of Edward Hawke Darby)
  (4) Deborah Head
  m. William Causabon Purdon
  (5) Maria Head (d 11.1848)
  m. (07.1788) William Gore (d 01.09.1832)
  (6) Grace Head (d 05.11.1833)
  m. (1795) Hon. Robert Leeson (b 18.05.1773, d 1850)
  (7) Catherine Head
  m. (1795) Frederick Trench (b 1769, d 1848)
  (8) Margaret Head
  m. (12.1802) Rev. John Burdett
(9) Charlotte Head
  m. Sir John Burgoyne
  (10) Louisa Head
  m. (1814) Thomas Ford of Seaford
  (11)+ other issue - Eliza, Matilda, Theodosia
  b. John Head of Ashley Park (d 23.06.1817)
  m. Phoebe Toler (sister of John Toler, 1st Earl of Norbury)
  (1) Michael Head of Modreeney House (d 1827) had issue
  m. (10.1808) Elizabeth Ravenscroft (dau of Edward Ravenscroft of Portland Place, London)
  (2) Letitia Head probably of this generation
  m. (1784) John Armstrong Drought of Lettybrook (b c1762, d 1839)
  (3) Catherine Head probably of this generation
  m. (15.09.1819, sp) Matthew Cassan of Sheffield (b 1754, d 1837)
  ii. Grace Head
  m. (1725) Arthur Burdett
  iii.+ other issue - Samuel (d unm), Elizabeth
  m2. (1667-8) Elizabeth Hunt
  B. Thomas Head of Headsgrove (dsp before 05.03.1723-4)
  m. (1711) Mary Congrave (dau of Rev. John Congrave)
2. Rev. John Head
  A.+ issue - John, Thomas, George
3. Mary Head
  m. _ Higgins



BP1934 suggests that the following family was "a branch ofthe Kentish baronets of the same name". That appears to be the family shown on Head01. However, the arms identified for Baron Northbourne are quite different, being "Gu., a dolphin, embowed or."
Adam Head of Chilton
m. Alice apparently parents of ...
1. John Head of Chilton
  A. John Head, later of Langley (mathematician, "Savilian professor in the University of Oxford") the first mentioned by BP1934 & Betham
m. (1687) Anne Pocock (dau of Richard Pocock of Chieveley by Sarah)
  i. Richard Head of Langley Hall (d 1739-40)
  m. Elizabeth Wallis (dau of Dr. John Wallis)
  a. Sir Thomas Head of Langley, Sheriff of Berkshire (bur 1779)
  m. (1750) Jane Holt (dau of Rowland Holt of Redgrave)
(1) William Head, later James of Denford Court (dvpsp 1778)
  (2) Sir Walter James Head, later James of Langley Hall & Denford Court, 1st Bart (b 08.02.1759, d 08.10.1829)
  m. (15/25.04.1780) Jane Pratt (bpt 23.07.1761, d 01.09.1825, dau of Charles Pratt, 1st Earl of Camden, by Elizabeth Jeffreys)
  (A) Francis James (dvp unm Badajoz 14.04.1812, Captain)
  (B) John James (d 04.06.1818, Minister Plenipotentiary to the Netherlands)
  m. (29.06.1814) Emily Jane Stewart (b 1789, d 1865, dau of Robert (not Walter), 1st Marquess of Londonderry)
  Their only son, Walter Charles, became 2nd Baronet and in 1884 was created 1st Baron Northbourne of Betteshanger & Jarrow Grange.
  (C) Jane James
  m. (1803) John Trower of Berkeley Square
  (D) Mary Anne James (d 26.10.1845)
m. (09.05.1809) Sir John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford d 03.06.1860, Lt. General)
  (E) Frances James
  m. (1823) Horatio Davies (son/heir of Sir John)
  (F) Charlotte Elizabeth James (d 1820)
  m. Francis Frederick de Lerber (Major)
  (3) Jane Head
  m. George Osbaldeston of Hutton Bushell
  b. Richard Head (d 1789, cleric)
  (1) Harriet James Head
  m. (1788) Rev. Morgan Graves
  c. Elizabeth Head
  m. John James of Denford Court
2. Thomas Head of Langley, Berkshire (d 1683)
  m. Mary
  A. Pergrine Head of Langley (b 1645, dsp)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 28.11.06) : BLG1886 ('Head of Derrylahan Park')
(2) For lower section (uploaded 07.09.20) : VCH (Berkshire, vol 4 (1924), 'Parishes: Hampstead Norris'), BP1934 ('Northbourne') with a little support from Betham's Baronetage (vol 4, 1804, '#293. James of Langley', p207+), TCB (vol 5, 'James of Langley Hall', p268)
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