'Master2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Master of Cirencester, Master of Knole Park, Master of The Abbey, Master of Willesborough

Richard Master ("venit Cantia" i.e. came into Kent)
1. Robert Master of Willesborough
  A. Edward Master of Willesborough
  i. Robert Master of Willesborough
  a. Michael Master
  m. Elizabeth (sister of Sir William Hall or Haule)
  (1)+ issue (a 1619?) - Edward, William, Robert, Michael, Joanna, Margaret
b.+ other issue - Thomas, Edward, Robert, Giles
  B. Richard Master (doctor to Queen Elizabeth who r. 1558-1603)
  m. Elizabeth Fulnetby (dau of John Fulnetby (probably not Tunelly) of Lincolnshire)
  i. George Master of Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The above comes Visitation (Kent, 1619, Master) except that Commoners starts with Richard and shows him as father of George. BLG1952 starts with Sir William, elder son of George of Cirencester by Bridget Cornwall. Visitation (Gloucestershire, 1623, Master) confirms the connection and identifies George's other children.
  m. Bridget Cornwall (dau/heir of John Cornwall of Marlborough)
  a. Sir William Master of The Abbey, Cirencester, Sheriff of Gloucestershire (b c1600, d 03.03.1661, MP)
  m. (1622) Alice Estcourt (dau of Sir Edward Estcourt of Salisbury)
  (1) Thomas Master of The Abbey (bpt 30.06.1624, d 1680)
  m. Elizabeth Dyke (dau of Sir Thomas Dyke of Horeham (not Horsham), sister of Sir Thomas, 1st Bart)
  (A) Thomas Master of The Abbey (bpt 04.06.1668, d 1710)
m. Elizabeth Driver (dau/heir of John Driver of Aston)
  (i) Thomas Master of The Abbey (bpt 12.07.1690, d 05.02.1770, MP)
  m. (04.1709) Joanna Chapman (dau/heir of Jasper Chapman of Stratton)
  (a) Thomas Master of The Abbey (bpt 31.05.1717, dvp 29.05.1749, MP)
  The following is supported by 'Chester of Knole Park' (p92+, see Chester3).
m. (26.12.1742) Elizabeth Chester Cann (bur 01.01.1782, dau/heir of Sir William Cann, 3rd Bart of Compton Greenfield, by Elizabeth, dau of Thomas Chester of Knole Park)
  ((1)) Thomas Master of The Abbey, Sheriff of Gloucestershire (b 1744, d 12.05.1823)
  m. (25.05.1769) Mary Dutton (d 12.07.1819, dau of James Lennox Dutton of Sherborne, sister of 1st Lord Sherborne)
((A)) Jane Master of The Abbey (b 19.03.1774, d 04.08.1862)
  ((B)) Mary Ann Master (b 09.05.1777, dsp 22.02.1863)
  m. (18.06.1801) John Thynne, later Carteret, 3rd Lord Carteret of Hawnes (b 28.12.1772, dsp 10.03.1849)
  ((C))+ other issue - Thomas (b 1770, dvp unm 17.10.1797, Brigade Major), Elizabeth (bpt 08.09.1771, bur 27.09.1772)
  ((2)) Richard Master, Governor of Tobago (b 1746, d 26.10.1800, Major, MP)
  m. (18.03.1784) Isabella Frances Egerton (dau/coheir of Lt. Col. William Egerton, son of Henry, Bishop of Hereford, son of 3rd Earl of Bridgewater)
  ((A)) William Chester Master of Knole Park and The Abbey (b 04.01.1785, d 20.11.1868) had issue
  m. (20.08.1814) Isabel Margaret Digby (d 09.01.1860, dau of Col. Stephen Digby, brother of 6th & 7th Barons Digby)
  ((B)) Richard Thomas Master (b 24.03.1795, Captain, 4th son)
  m. Anna Catherina Frederica von Puckpock (dau of M. de Kamme von Puckpock of Wasserburg, Bavaria)
((C))+ other issue - Henry (b 1786), Frederick Cavendish (b 1789), Elizabeth (d unm 1817)
  ((3)) Elizabeth Master (b 1745, bur 10.04.1817)
  (2) William Master (a 1652, "an eminent theological writer")
  m. Susannah Yate (dau of Rev. Job Yate of Rodmarton)
  The following comes from MGH (NS2, vol 4 (1892), 'Masters Pedigree', p101).
  (A) William Master of Lamborne, Essex (bur 24.05.1687, youngest son?)
  m. _ Babbs
  (i) William Masters of Hetherset, Norfolk (bpt 03.06.1681, bur 15.10.1759, 2nd son?)
  m. Anne Fish of Ixworth (b c1685, d 06.11.1758)
  (a) Robert Masters (b 25.12.1713, Rector of Landbeach, 2nd son?)
  m. (12.08.1757) Constance Cory (b c1731, d 29.08.1764, dau of Rev. John Cory of Waterbeach)
  ((1))+ issue - William (bpt 29.10.1759), Elizabeth (b 28.11.1758, d 08.02.1759), Anne (b 13.04.1762), Mary (b 10.06.1763), Constance (b 30.07.1764, bur 03.05.1771)
(b) Lucrese Masters
  m. Robert Richardson of Norwich (wine merchant)
  (c)+ cther issue (d infant) - James, William
  (ii) Martha Master
  m. _ Davey
  (iii)+ other issue - Robert (d young), Sarah (d young), Catherine
  (B)+ other issue - Richard, William (d infant), Thomas (d infant), William, Thomas, Elizabeth (d infant), Elizabeth
  (3)+ "several younger children"
  b. Elizabeth Master
  m(1). Edward Oldesworth of Wooton-under-Edge & Bradley
  It looks as though this was the Elizabeth (b 1600, d 1658) who (also) married ...
  m2. Sir Walter Long of Draycot (d 1637, m1. Anne Ley)
  c.+ other issue - Richard, Anne
  ii. Robert or Richard Master

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Chester-Master of The Abbey and formerly of Knole Park') with some support from Commoners (vol 1, 'Master of Knole Park', p657+) and with input as reported above
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