'Jesson1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Jesson of Coventry, Jesson of Nuthurst
[This page was first launched as Draft on 13.10.15. It was released into the Families Database 'proper' following review & expansion.]

Visitation notes that the arms shown for Jesson were those borne by Jephson. That suggests that the following family may be connected to that shown on Jephson1.
John Jesson of Daintree, Northamptonshire
1. Richard Jesson of Coventry
  m. Elizabeth Hill of Coventry
  A. Thomas Jesson of London, (a 1633, grocer)
  m. Jane Smyth (dau of John Smyth of London)
  B. Richard Jesson
  C. William Jesson, Mayor of Coventry (b 1580, d 1651, MP, dyer)
m. Elizabeth Barker (dau of John Barker, alderman of Coventry)
  Visitation ends with naming their children. HoP ("William Jesson") provides the next generation whilst Wikipedia ("William Jesson") confirms that their grandson Sir William was of Burleigh Hall.
  i. William Jesson of Nuthurst (Warwickshire), Mayor of Coventry (b c1617, d 1671, MP)
  VCH (Warwickshire, vol 4, 'Parishes: Wishaw') reports that William bought the manor of Nuthurst and that it remained in the family until it was sold by his descendant Pudsey Jesson in 1745.
  m1. Anne Pinchon (dau of Sir Edward Pinchon of Writtle)
  a. Sir William Jesson 'of Burley Park' of Nuthurst & Newhouse (Warwickshire) & Burleigh Hall (Loughborough, Leicestershire)
  This appears to be the Sir William who married ...
  m1. Jane Babington (d 30.09.1668, dau of Matthew Babington of Rothley Temple)
(1) Sir William Jesson of Rodeley Temple (Leicestershire), Sheriff of Warwickshire (a 1678, d 1725)
  Sir William is the first mentioned by Lipscomb (Bucks, vol 3, 'Pedigree of Risley, of Chetwode and Barton', p3) who provides the following except that Lipscomb identifies his wife as Anne, dau of Michael Pudsey. As indicated at the connection, we believe that Anne and her sister Elizabeth were wrongly identified by Lipscomb.
  m. Anne Pudsey (d 1718, dau/coheir of Henry Pudsey of Langley by Jane Thornhaugh)
  (A) Pudsey Jesson, last of Nuthurst, of Langley Hall in Warwickshire (d 1748)
m. Elizabeth Freeman (dau of John Freeman of Wellingborough)
  (i) William Jesson of Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire (d 1786)
  m. Hannah Ash (dau of William Ash)
  (a) Hannah Freeman Jesson
  m. William Pearson
  ((1)) William Jesson Pearson
  (b) Elizabeth Pudsey Jesson (dsp)
m. Thomas Groesback Lynch
  (ii) Anne Jesson (d 1799)
  m. (1754/5) Sir Charles Holte, Bart
  HoP ("William Jesson") confirmed that a grandson was knighted, took a country seat in Leicestershire and married a Villiers as his second wife. BEB1841 ('Villiers of Brooksby') provides the folllowing. BP1934 ('Robinson of London') identifies Anne's father as of Newhouse.
m2. Penelope Villiers (sister/heir of Sir William Villiers, 3rd Bart of Brokesby)
  (2) Penelope Jesson
  m. George Hewet of Stretton
  (3) Anne Jesson (d 1728)
  m. (1699) Sir James Robinson, Bart
  b.+ 1 son and 1 daughter
  m2 (after 1651, sp) Frances Cresheld (dau/coheir of Richard Cresheld of Mattishall)
  iii. Elizabeth Jesson possibly the Elizabeth (d 08.04.1669) who married ...
  m. Thomas Babington of Rothley Temple (b 1635, d 1708)
  iii. Sarah or Mary Jesson
  Some sources show Sarah/Mary as wife of Richard Hopkins of Coventry (b c1612, d 1682, MP) but it appears that his wife was her daughter by ...
  m. John Button of Buckland (d 1679)
  iv.+ other issue - Thomas, Richard, Mary/Sarah
2. William Jesson
  A. John Jesson of Newport, Isle of Wight
  i. John Jesson of Aldenham, Hertfordshire

Main source(s): : Visitation (London, 1633-5, 'Jesson') with input as reported above
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