'Hedges1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Hedges of Alderton Hall, Hedges of Finchley, Hedges of Macroom Castle

MGH identifies the arms of this family as "Azure, three swans' necks erased argent, beaks or" and identifies 'The Genealogist' (NS vol xvii, p209+) as its main source. It identifies the following John as "descended from an ancient and worth family in Cornwall".
John Lacy alias Hedges (d by 1594)
1. William Lacy alias Hedges of Kingsdown, Wiltshire (b 05.11.1571, d 13.01.1645)
  m. (18.12.1593) Alice Hoskins (dau of Thomas Hoskins of Chisleton)
  A. Robert Hedges of Youghal, co. Cork (b 23.07.1604, d 23.12.1670, 3rd son)
  m. (25.11.1630) Catherine Wakeman (b 1605, d 08.12.1649, dau of Edward Wakeman of Mylne)
i. Sir William Hedges of London & Finchley, Governor of Bengal, Sheriff of London (b 01.10.1632, d 05.08.1701, Director of the Bank of England)
  m1. (23.04.1671) Susanna Vanacker (b c1655, d 06.07.1683, dau of Nicholas Vanacker of Erith by Susanna, dau of James Butler of Amberley Castle)
  a. William Hedges of Erith, Kent (b 16.02.1676, d 22.05.1734)
  b. Susanna Hedges
  m. (c12.1702) John Edmonds of Hendon Place
(1) Susanna Edmonds
  m. (08.10.1724) William Sneyd of Bishton
  c.+ other issue - Robert (b 25.06.161, a 1689, dsp?), Nicohlas (b 04.07.1684, d infant), Catherine (b 24.02.1674, d 13.12.1683)
  m2. (21.07.1687) Anne Nicoll (dau of Paul Nicoll of Hendon Place, widow of Col. John Searle of Finchley)
  f. John Hedges of Finchley (b 26.02.1688, d 20.06.1737, MP)
  g. Charles Hedges of Finchley (b 17.02.1691)
  m. (1720) Catherine Tate (b 1698, dau/coheir of Bartholomew Tate of De la Pre Abbey by Mary, dau/coheir of Edward Noel)
  (1) Anne Maria Hedges (dsp 1802)
  m. (17.02.1755) William Bateman (d 19.06.1783, son of William, 1st Viscount Bateman)
  (2) Susanna Hedges (d 01.12.1791)
  m. (08.01.1750) Sir Cecil Bisshopp, 7th Bart of Parham (bur 10.09.1779)
One of their grandsons successfully claimed the barony of Haryngworth and became 12th Lord Zouche. The claim came through one of Susanna's mother's great-great-grandmothers.
  (3)+ other issue (dsp) - Charles (d 1783), John
  ii. Robert Hedges of Burrows, Queen's County (b 11.04.1637, a 1687)
m1. Dorothy Perot (d before 1676, dau of John Perot of Devon sister of John & Robert)
  a. Richard Hedges of Macroom Castle (b 23.01.1668, 2nd son)
  (1) Robert Hedges of Macroom Castle (d 1740)
  m. Mary Eyre (dau of Edward Eyre of Galway by Jane, dau of Sir William Maynard of Walthamstow, 1st Bart)
  (A) Richard Hedges, later Hedges-Eyre of Macroom Castle & Mount Hedges (d 1780) had issue
  m. Helena Herbert (dau of Edward Herbert of Muckross by Frances Browne, dau of Nicholas, 2nd Viscount Kenmare)
  (i) Frances Jane Hedges (d 1816) probably of this generation
  m. (1766) Simon White of Bantry (b 1739)
  (B) Frances Hedges or Eyre
  m. John Becher of Hollybrook (son of Henry by Catherine, dau of Colonel Owen of Stadham)
  b. Catherine Hedges (b 17.12.1665)
  m. Nicholas Goldsborough
  c.+ other issue - Robert (b 27.03.1658, a 1689), William (b 29.12.1671), Mary (b 17.02.1662, a 1689, m. ??), Elizabeth (b 27.03.1664, a 1689, m. ??)
  m2. (c02.1676) Elizabeth Smith (dau of Thomas Smith of Long Ashton)
  iii. Elizabeth Hedges (b 25.08.1631)
  m. Richard Spilling of Pirton
  iv. Mary Hedges (b 14.02.1634)
  m. James Sicklemore (Captain)
  v.+ other issue - Catherine (b 05.02.1639, d 16.08.1642), Alice (b 03.03.1641, d 31.08.1642)
  B. William Hedges of Rodbourne Cheney, Wiltshire (bpt 29.05.1615, d 31.12.1645_
  m. (c07.1639) Rebecca Hedges of Rodbourne Cheney (b 1619)
  C.+ other issue - John (b 24.02.1597), Thomas (bpt 18.10.1601, a 1626, Vicar of Rodbourne Cheney), Tobit (b 12.10.1618, d 1645), Johanna (bpt 05.07.1599, d by 1633), Martha (bpt 12.02.1606), Ccecilia (bpt 11.06.1609), Philippa (bpt 25.08.1612)
2. Henry Lacy alias Hedges of Bourton in Shrivenham, Berkshire
  m. Jane Holloway (dau of John Holloway of Maidenhead by Eleanor, dau of Richard Tylstone of Hucksley Green)
  A. Henry Hedges of Wanborough, Wiltshire
m. Margaret Pleydell (dau of Richard Pleydell of Childrey)
  i. Sir Charles Hedges of Compton Basset (b 01.1649-50, d 10.06.1714, MP, Judge, Secretary of State)
  m. Eleanor Smith (d 18.02.1733, dau of George Smith by Eleanor, dau of Basil Woodd of Greenwich)
  a. William Hedges of Alderton Hall, Sheriff of Wiltshire (b 10.1689, d 27.06.1757, MP, younger son)
  m1. (08.05.1714) Elizabeth Gore (b 13692, d 13.12.1743, dau of Thomas Gore of Alderton Hall)
  (1) Thomas Hedges of Alderton Hall (bpt 13.09.1722, d unm 08.08.1782, 3rd son)
  (2) Elizabeth Hedges (d 03.02.1750)
m. (04.02.1749-50, sps) Sir John Shaw of Eltham & Coltshall, 4th Bart
  (3) Eleanor Hedges (d 08.1786)
  m. (1744) James Montagu of Lackham (son of James of Lackham by Elizabeth, dau of Sir John Eyles of South Broom Hall, Lord Mayor of London)
  (4)+ other issue - Charles Gore (b 1715, d before 1744), William (d young)
  m2. (10.09.1744) Elizabeth Flower (dsp 08.04.1788)
  b. Anne Hedges (d 18.10.1719)
  m. (16.01.1709-10) Sir Edward Smyth of Hill Hall, 3rd Bart
  c.+ other issue - Henry (b 01.06.1686, a 1704), Charles (d 08.02.1711), Eleanor (b 01.07.1679)
  d.+ other issue (d infant) - Charles, Charles, George, Eleanor, Margaret
  ii. Henry Hedges of New Sarum (b 1651, d 1689)
  m. Frances Swanton (dau of Francis Swanton of New Sarum)
  a.+ issue - Henry (d young), son (a 1689), Prudence (a 1689), daughter (a 1689)
  iii. Jane Hedges (b c1653, d before 1692)
  m. (before 19.06.1673) Basil Wood of Oxford (b 10.02.1650-1, bur 09.01.1696-7, son of Basil of Brise Norton b& grandson of Basil Woodd of Greenwich)
  B. Mary Hedges (b 1621)
  m. (c03.1639) Thomas Read of Stratton St. Margaret (b 1610)
3. Richard Lacy alias Hedges (bpt 05.03.1583)
  m(2). (c09.1640) Prudence Hasell of Stratton St. Margaret (b 1617)
4. Catherine Lacy alias Hedges (bpt 16.06.1576)

Main source(s): MGH (NS5 vol 2 (1916-7), 'Pedigree of Lacy alias Hedges of Alderton, Wilts.', p84+)
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