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Families covered: Medlicott of Dunmurry, Medlicott of Pontesbury, Medlycott of Rockets Castle, Medlicott (Medlycott) of Ven House

As indicated below, work has been done over the years, not least by Colonel Henry Edmonstone Medlicott ("H.E.M."), to resolve the confusion between different members of this family. We must admit that we have not studied H.E.M.'s work in great depth, so there may be clues within his work to help clarify matters even more, but it appears to us that, whilst he has resolved some issues, he has not been able to resolve others. We may in due course review this family again but, for the moment, the following is our attempt to make sense of conflicting information.
Thomas Medlicott of Longden in Pontesbury, Salop (bur 10.02.1550-1)
m. Joan
1. Richard Medlicott of Pontesbury (bur 20.05.1603)
  BP2003 starts with this Richard, supporting BIFR1976 in showing him as father of Thomas by Anne Wilcocks. However, BP1934 (Medlycott), which also starts with the generation before the Thomas who m. Leonard Pluck, shows his parents as Thomas of Pontesbury & Elizabeth Scrinor.
  m. Anne Wilcocks (d 11.1606, dau of Richard Wilcocks of Pontesbury)
  A. Thomas Medlicott of Pontesbury & London (d 03.1623)
  There has clearly been confusion between different Thomases (and Jameses?) of this family. Visitation (London, 1634, Medlicott) shows that the Thomas who m. Lennard Pluck was son of an unnamed Medlicott of Ponsbury (sic) and father of both Thomas of Southwark (eldest son) and James of London (a 1634) who m. Eliza Joyner and was father of Thomas (b 1627-8). BIFR1976 neither names this Thomas's wife nor designates him as being 'of' anywhere but just notes that he d 1623 and was father of Thomas of Abingdon whose 3rd son was Thomas of Binfield then Dublin. BIFR1976 follows the line of this Thomas (d 1623)'s brother James but confuses the issue by indicating that this Thomas's son Thomas of Abingdon was father not only of a 3rd son (Thomas of Binfield then Dublin) but also of the ancestor of the Medlycott baronets. Provisionally, we follow BLG1886 which starts with Thomas of Abingdon (bpt 09.03.1627), showing him as father of James (ancestor of the Medlycott baronets) Charles of Cottingham, Edmund, George of Tully & Thomas of Binfield then London.
  m. (27.06.1593) Lennard or Leonard Pluck (d 1618, dau of James Pluck of London)
  i. Thomas Medlicott of Southwark (a 1634)
  As mentioned above, BIFR1976 identifies this as Thomas as the Thomas of Abingdon whose 3rd son was Thomas of Binfield then Dublin.
  ii. James Medlicott of London (b 05.07.1596, d 01.1663, dyer)
  m. Elizabeth Joyner (d 1674, dau of Edmund Joyner of Newbury)
a. Thomas Medlicott of Abingdon (b 25.02.1627/8, d 13.12.1716, recorder of Abingdon, MP)
  m. Anne Whickers (dau of John Whickers of London)
  (1) James Medlicott of Ven House, Milborne Port (b 1658, d 12.05.1731) this line followed by BP2003
  m. (03.07.1695) Anne Howard of London (d 05.1758)
  (A) Thomas Medlicott of Ven House (bpt 22.10.1697, d 24.07.1763, MP)
  m1. (16.06.1731) Elizabeth Ettrick (d 15.06.1741, dau of Anthony Ettrick of High Barnes)
  (i) Thomas Medlicott (b 1730-1, dvpsp 13.07.1741)
m2. (1742) Elizabetrh (d 1763, widow of Gilbert Dawson)
  (B) Elizabeth Medlicott
  m. (20.04.1726) John Hutchings of Sherborne (d 03.07.1774, son of Samuel of South Cadbury)
  (i) Thomas Hutchings, later Medlycott of Ven House (b 09.1729, d 15.05.1795, MP)
  m. (16.09.1766) Jane Coles (d 18.06.1824, dau of William Coles of Salisbury)
  (a) Sir William Coles Medlycott, 1st Bart of Ven House (b 22.10.1767, d 25.05.1835)
  m. (28.01.1796) Elizabeth Tugwell (d 31.07.1847, dau of William Tugwell of Bradford)
  ((1)) Sir William Coles Medlycott, 2nd Bart of Ven House (b 31.07.1806, d 23.12.1882) had issue
  m. (16.03.1830) Sarah Jeffery Bradford (d 13.05.1879, dau of Rev. Edward Bradford of Stalbridge)
  ((2))+ other issue (d young)
  (b) Thomas Mervin Medlycott (b 25.10.1773, d unm 04.07.1793)
  (c) Jane Paget Medlycott (dsp 30.03.1839)
  m. (22.05.1794) Philip Calard Ainslie of Lincoln's Inn (d 06.09.1833, son of Sir Philip)
(C)+ other issue
  (2) Charles Medlicott of Cottingham, Northamptonshire this line given by BLG1886
  m. Barbara
  (A) Thomas Medlicott of Cottingham
m. Anne Buckley (dau of Richard Buckley)
  (i) son (dsp)
  (ii) Anne Barbara Medlicott
  m. George Hill of Rothwell (Serjeant-at-law)
  (a) Barbara Hill, later Medlycott possibly of this generation
  m. (11.10.1777) William Cockayne (b 16.04.1756, d 08.10.1809)
  (iii) Elizabeth Medlicott
  m. John Hill (rector of Thorpe & Kilmarsh)
(3) Edmund Medlicott (a 1722) mentioned by BLG1886
  (4) George Medlicott of Tully, Youngstown & Dunmurry, co. Kildare (b 15.13.1649, d 26.06.1717) - see below
  m. (22.06.1672) Elizabeth Bagot (d 29.12.1725, dau of Edward Bagot of Harristown)
  (5) Thomas Medlicott or Medlycott of Binfield, (Berkshire), later of Dublin (bpt 22.05.1662, MP)
  BLG1886 shows that Thomas m. "Margaret Bradstone, widow, of Pakenham" and had daughter Anne plus son Thomas John. BIFR1976 shows Margaret Bradstone was 2nd wife of Ossory Medlicott (see below) and shows that Thomas had the following family. Note that BIFR1976 shows this Thomas as 3rd son rather than grand-nephew of the Thomas who is shown above as 'of Southwark'.
  m. Sarah Goddard
  (A) Anne Medlycott
m. (12.1715) Edward Riggs (MP)
  p. _ Muschamp (Margaret?)
  (B) George Medlycott of Newport Pratt, co. Mayo
  m. (1746) Frances Philippa Seigneaux (d 08.11.1750, dau of Daniel de Seigneux or Seigneaux of Lausanne)
  (i) John Thomas Medlycott of Newport Pratt, later of Rockets Castle, co. Waterford (d 25.04.1827)
  m. (21.06.1787) Elizabeth Lockwood (dau of William Lockwood of Clerihan Castle)
  (a) Thomas Medlycott of Rockets Castle (b 29.10.1789, d 1877, Rev.) had issue
  m. (19.06.1820) Mary Congreve (dau of Ambrose Usher Congreve of Mount Congreve)
  (b) Frances Medlycott
m. Cornelius Sullivan of Dublin
  (c) Maria Medlycott
  (d) Jane Medlycott
  m. Dawson French of Tullamore
  (e) Susan Medlycott
  m. George Stanley Monch (rector of Clonegan)
  b.+ other issue - James, Elizabeth, Susanna shown by Visitation (London, 1634, Medlicott)
  B. James Medlicott of London (bpt 04.02.1564/5) this line followed by BIFR1976
  m. (1597) Lora Trehawke (bur 13.08.1625, widow of William Robinson of London)
  i. James Medlicott of Stockwell & Ashtead, Surrey (bpt 30.04.1598, d c1664)
  m. (07.01.1625/6) Frances Culpeper (bur 19.08.1665, dau of John Culpeper of Greenway Court, cousin of 1st Lord) probably parents of ...
  a. George Medlicott of Tully, Youngstown & Dunmurry, co. Kildare (b 15.13.1649, d 26.06.1717) - continued below
  m. (22.06.1672) Elizabeth Bagot (d 29.12.1725, dau of Edward Bagot of Harristown)
  ii. Henry Medlicott of London & Richmond (Surrey) (bur 07.01.1647/8) had issue
  m. (223.05.1622) Elizabeth Barret
2.+ other issue



George Medlicott of Tully, Youngstown & Dunmurry, co. Kildare (b 15.13.1649, d 26.06.1717) - continued above or possibly here
BIFR1976 (Medlicott) shows this George as "probably" son of James of Stockwell by Frances Culpeper, just above. However, given the dates provided by BIFR1976, that seems odd because it would mean that George was born some 23 years after his parents' marriage. BLG1886 shows him as 4th son of Thomas of Abington which is supported by the identification of Elizabeth's husband in BIFR1976 (Bagot). As far as we can tell, having only partly reviewed his work, H.E.M. makes no definitive claim as to George's parentage. As BLG1886 had started just the generation before George, and had not identified George's mother, whilst BIFR1976 appears to have benefited from the work (dated 1938) by H.E.M., we presume that BIFR1976 is more reliable than BLG1886 for these later generations.
m. (22.06.1672) Elizabeth Bagot (d 29.12.1725, dau of Edward Bagot of Harristown)
1. James Medlicott of Dunmurry & Luggeshill (b 09.09.1674)
  BLG1886 shows this James also m. Elizabeth Bagot. BIFR1976 follows H.E.M. in identifying her as ...
  m. (26.11.1695) Mary Banks
  A. James Medlicott of Ardscull & Youngstown, Sheriff of co. Kildare (b 17.11.1697, d unm 25.12.1771)
  Unlike BLG1886, which shows him below, BIFR1976 shows that this was the James who assigned his estates to Charles Dowling of Redhills who then adopted the name Medlicott. H.E.M. reports that some sources suggest that Charles Dowling was a son of his sister Mary but also reports Glascott as writing: "I was always under the impression that Charles Dowling was no relation of the Family at all."
  B. Elizabeth Medlicott (d 16.01.1754, 'sister of James of Tully')
  m. Hugh Hughes
  C. Mary Medlicott
  m. John Fleeson of New Grove
  D. Catherine Medlicott
  m. _ Thompson
2. George Medlicott (b 11.07.1676)
  m. Ann
  A. Thomas Blunt Medlicott (vicar of Laracor)
  i. James Medlicott (Captain)
  m. Emily Caroline Stewart
  a. Wellesley Medlicott
  (1) John Medlicott had issue
m. Georgina Twitchell
  (2)+ 13 others
  b. Edwin Medlicott (d unm)
  c. Emily Medlicott
  m. _ Glasgow
  ii. Elisabeth Medlicott
  m. _ Burns (Captain)
  iii.+ other issue - William Wellesly, Hercules
  B. George Medlicott
  C. Mary Medlicott
  m. (c1738) Edward Sankey
3. Edward Medlicott of Moortown, co. Kildare (b 22.12.1677, d 10.05.1762)
  m. Dorcas Rigg (d 1745, dau of Bartholomew Rigg of Grange Cullen)
  A. George Medlicott of Dublin
m. Esther Caroline Blosset
  i. Dorcas Medlicott
  B. James Medlicott of Tullow (Rev.)
  m. Eleanor Whelan
  i. John Medlicott 'of Moorhouse House'
  a. Catherine Medlicott
  b. Margaret Medlicott
  m. (28.07.1797) Charles Grevis
  ii. Dorcas Medlicott
  m. (c1776) Charles Bourne
  iii. Katherine Medlicott
  m. _ King
  iv.+ other issue - Edward, Eleanor
  C. John Medlicott of Grangeby, co. Kildare
  m. Margaret Sandes (dau of Edward Sandes)
  i. John Medlicott
  ii. Dorcas Medlicott
  m. Christopher Williams
  D. Joseph Medlicott of Dublin (5th son)
  m. Margaret Moore
  E. Dorcas Medlicott
  m. _ Jones
  F. Alice Medlicott
  m. Rev. _ Holcroft
  G.+ other issue - Theobald of Moortown, Bartholomew, Susannah (d unm), Catherine
4. Samuel Medlicott (b 18.09.1682, d c1737)
  m. Mary (d 1739)
  A. James Medlicott
  BLG1886 suggests that this was the James of Ardscull & Youngstown (d unm 25.12.1771) who assigned his estates to Charles Dowling of Redhills. See above
  m. Anne Thomas Olford (dau of Thomas Olford of Maddenstown)
  B. Samuel Medlicott of Dunmurry (3rd son)
  m. (10.1765) Angelice Irwin
  C. Edward Medlicott of Dunmurry
  m. Elizabeth McRoberts of Carlow
  i. James Medlicott of Dunmurry (b 1737, d 1827)
  m1. Jane Wood (dau of Alexander Wood)
  a. Alexander Medlicott in India (dvpsp)
  m2. (02.1784) Mary Graydon (dau of Thomas Graydon)
  b. Edward James Medlicott of Dunmurry (d 11.01.1868) had issue
  m. (02.1827) Anne Speer (d 22.08.1866, dau of Solomon Speer of Granitefield by Anne, dau of Richard Donovan of Ballymore)
  c. Thomas Medlicott (dsp, 4th son of this marriage)
  m. Martha Williams
  d. Graydon Medlicott in North America had issue
  m. Hester Grant (dau of Rev. John Grant)
  e. Elizabeth Medlicott
  m. Rev. William Cox
f.+ other issue (d unm) - James (RN), George, Mary Anne, Katherine, Letitia, Jane, Frances
  ii. Edward Medlicott
  m. (c1786) Susannah Ivers
  iii. Joseph Medlicott of Nealstown, co. Dublin (d 03.1816)
  BLG1886 identifies Joseph's wife as Katherine, dau of Alexander Wood, but BIFR1976 identifies her as ...
  m. (05.03.1785) Katherine Wood (dau of Lt. Col. Robert Wood)
  a. George Medlicott of Rutland Square, Dublin (b 02.09.1790. d 26.12.1878) had issue (1 dau)
  m. Emily Magan (dau of Arthur Magan of Clonearl & Togherston)
  b. Edward Medlicott in Lisbon (d 14.03.1874) had issue
  m. F. Brown
  c. Samuel Medlicott (b 28.08.1796, d 1858, rector of Loughrea, 4th son) had issue
  m. Charlotte Dolphin (b 1804-5, d 01.05.1884, dau of Henry Benedict Dolphin)
  d. Joseph Medlicott (b 1798, d 1871, vicar of Potterne in Wiltshire) had issue
  m. (06.12.1838) Dionysia Meliora Long (dau of Richard Godolphin Long of Rood Ashton)
  e. Elizabeth Medlicott
  m. Thomas Finlay
  f. Jane Medlicott
  m. J. Scriven
  g.+ other issue - James (d unm 1840), Thomas (b 12.02.1801, d 15.05.1801), Ellen (d unm), Mary Letitia (b 10.05.1802)
  iv. Elizabeth Medlicott
  m. (02.1768) John Bell
  vi. Grace Medlicott
  m. (02.1772) Robert Bell
  vii. Dorcas Medlicott
  m. (c1783) Alexander Bell
viii.+ other issue - Thomas, Samuel (d unm)
  D. Francis Medlicott (d c1764)
  m. Phoebe
  E. Elizabeth Medlicott
  m. _ Bowes
  F.+ other issue - George of Rathfarnham, Ann, Penelope
5. Ossory Medlicott (b 15.09.1684, bur 26.05.177, vicar of Ticehurst in Sussex, chaplain to King George II)
  m1. Hannah Pepper (dau of Major General John Pepper)
  A. John Pepper Medlicott (dsp)
  m2. (23.09.1729) Margaret Bradeston (widow of Edward Pakenham of Pakenham Hall)
6. Christian Medlicott
  A.+ issue - Valentine, son
7. John Medlicott of Ballysax (b 08.02.1698, youngest son)
  mm. (02.1727) Hester of Tully (d 24.03.1771, Mrs. Withers)
  A. Elizabeth Medlicott of Dublin (b c1728, d unm 04.08.1808)
8. Elizabeth Medlicott
  m. John Ward of Wardshill
9. Jane Medlicott
  m. John Bowes
10. Frances Medlicott
  m. Rev. Thomas Barlon of Goule
11. Margaret Medlicott
  m. James Moore
12. Ann Medlicott
  m. Nicholas Doudall
13. Alice Medlicott
  m. Thomas Thornton
14.+ other issue - Thomas of Dublin (b 05.06.1692, d by 1743), Henry (b/d 1691), Cecilia

Main source(s): BIFR1976 (Medlicott), BP2003 (Medlycott), 'Record of Medlicott History' by Col. Henry Edmonstone Medlicott (1938) ("H.E.M.", found online here) with input/some support from BLG1886 Medlicott of Dunmurry), BLG1886 (Medlycott of Rockets Castle)
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