'Reade1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rede (Read) of Beccles, Rede of Redesdale, Read (Reade or Rede) of Weston
[This page was originally launched as Reade3. It was renamed when it was deduced that the family below provided the ancestor of the family shown on the earlier version of Reade1, now named Reade3.]

Rossiana reports that "The Reades of Barton Court were unquestionably descended from the Northumbrian Redes, who were of Royal origin, through Cairbre Riada, who was the son of Conaire, King of Ireland , and who established the Kingdom of Dalriada on the western coast of Scotland, of which nine sovereigns ruled in succession. The ninth, Reuda (or Riada), whose Christian name is said to have been Aedan, after his defeat by Kenneth, settled in Redesdale, where he founded the clan." Rossiana starts the pedigree with ...
Rede of Troughend
1. Brian de Rede the first mentioned by Edward Reed
  A. William de Rede (2nd son)
  i. Robert de Rede
  a. David de Rede generation included by Rossiana but not by Edward Reed
  (1) Galfrinus de Rede
  (A) Thomas de Rede or de Redesdale of Morpeth, Northumberland (2nd son)
  It is not clear if the data provided by Rossiana and Edward Reed contradict or supplement each other from this generation. Our uncertainty arises because there appears to be overlap of dates between different Thomases. We presume that they basically support each other (as follows) but suggest that the whole of this upper section should be viewed with at least some caution.
(i) Thomas de Rede
  Rossiana shows that Thomas (son of Thomas son of Galfrinus) was living in 1377 & 1412 and was father of Sir Thomas, William & Edward and then follows the line of Edward. Edward Reed shows that Thomas (son of Thomas son of Galfrinus) was living in 1429 and was father of Thomas whose line he then follows.
  (a) (Sir) Thomas Rede apparently mentioned by both Rossiana and Edward Reed
  Edward Reed suggests that Thomas was father of ...
  ((1)) Thomas Read - continued below
  (b) William Rede, Mayor of Reading (a 1435, 1472, MP) mentioned by Rossiana but not by Edward Reed
  (c) Edward Rede of Beedon, Sheriff of Berkshire (a 1439, 1461, MP) mentioned by Rossiana but not by Edward Reed
  m. Katherine (dau of Lord de Lisle)
  (ii) John de Rede mentioned by Rossiana but not by Edward Reed
  m. Cecilia Marmion (d 20.05.1428, dau/coheir of Griffin Marmion of Checkendon)
  (iii) Edward de Rede mentioned by Edward Reed but not by Rossiana
  (B)+ other issue - William, Robert mentioned by Edward Reed but not by Rossiana
  B.+ other issue - Robert, Thomas of Redydale mentioned by Edward Reed but not by Rossiana



Thomas Read - continued above
1. John Read of Norwich (d 11.11.1502) the first mentioned by the Visitation
m. Joan Ludlow (d 1503)
  A. William Read or Rede of Beccles, Suffolk (d by 1552)
  m. Margaret Tooley of Catton (Corton?) (d 1540)
i. Thomas Read or Rede of Beccles (b by 1503, d by 1554)
  m1. Margaret (dau of Nicholas Quynt (Quinton?))
  m2. Ella Goldingham (dau of John Goldingham of Balstead)
  a. John Rede or Reade of Weston Hall (bur 06.03.1603)
  m. Ursula Cooke (dau of William Cooke of Linstead)
  (1) Thomas Reade of Weston (bur 03.09.1622)
  m. Anne Gawdy (dau of Sir Thomas Gawdy of Claxton & Redenhall)
  Visitation (Suffolk) reports that Thomas & Anne had 7 sons and 7 daughters. Some details come from Visitation (London, 1634, Reade).
  (A) Audrey Reade
  m. Astley Brampton 'of the Exchequer'
(B)+ other issue - Henry, Edward, Clipsbe of London (a 1634), 4 sons, Dorothy, 5 daughters
  (2) Ella Reade
  m. Francis Goldingham of Banham
  (3) Dorothy Rede (bpt 26.02.1560)
  m. (03.08.1584) Edward Clare of Essex
  (4)+ other issue - John (d by 1590), Elizabeth (bur 19.05.1566)
  b. George Rede of Thorington
  m. Ann Lee (dau of Sir Anthony Lee, m2. Leonard Spencer of Rendlesham)
  Visitation (Suffolk) reports that they had 2 daughters, one bpt 1561, the other bpt 1563. It is probable that one of them was ...
  (1) Anne Rede
  m1. (1585) Francis Jenney (dvp 1590)
  m2. William Jermy
  (2) daughter
c. Margaret or Frances Rede
  m. William Drake of Hardley (d 1584)
  d. Alice Rede
  m. Roger Roser of Hacheston
ii. William Read of London, later of Wathe Hall & Little Redisham (d 10.02.1542)
  m. Anne Ferneley (dau of William Ferneley of London & West Creeting, m2. Sir Thomas Gresham of Osterley)
  a.+ 2 sons
  iii. Joan Read (bur 30.03.1579)
  m. Robert Daundy of Ipswich (bur 11.04.1558)
  iv. Anne Read
  m. Christopher Playters of Sotterley (d 1547)
  v. Margery Read (bur 20.08.1565-6)
  m. Clement Palgrave of Barningham Northwood (d 1583)
  vi. Elizabeth Read
  m. Augustin Steward, Mayor of Nowrich (d by 1571)
  vii. Ellen Read
m. Robert Miller of Lynn
  viii. Margaret Read
  m. John Berney of Reedham (d by 1558)
  ix.+ other issue (d young?) - 3 sons, 1 daughter
  B. Edward Read, Sheriff then Mayor of Norwich
  m1. (sp) Elizabeth Lyston
  m2. Isolde (Isabel or Izod) Stanley (dau of William Stanley, son/heir of Sir Humphrey)
  m3. Isabel Woodlesse of Harwich
  m4. Ann/Agnes Cranmer (widow of _ Blackman)
C. Edmund Read
  i. Thomas Read
  D.+ other issue - Thomas of Carleton & Beccles (d by 1543, rector of Beccles), Roger, Clement, John (Sheriff of Norwich), son (d young?), 4 daughters
2. Sir Bartholomew Reade, Sheriff then Lord Mayor of London (a 1502)
3. Sir Robert Reade of Buckingham (Lord Chief Justice, 7th/youngest son)
  The following comes from Visitation (Surrey, 1530+1572, 'Carrel'l), BHO ('History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent', Volume 3, Parishes: 'Chidingstone') & Visitation (Kent, 1574, 'Willoughby').
  m. Margaret Alphew (dau of John Alphew or Alphege of Bore Place)
  A. Bridget Reade called Katheryn by Visitation (Kent)
  m. Sir Thomas Willoughby of Bore Place (d 1545, Chief Justice)
  B. Jane Reade
  m. John Carrell or Caryll (Sergeant at law)
  C. Dorothy Reade called Mary by Visitation (Surrey)
  m. Sir Edward Wootton (b 1489, d 08.11.1550)
  D. Mary Reade not named by Visitation (Surrey)
  m. Sir William Barentyne or Barryngtyne of Oxfordshire
  E.+ other issue - son (dvpsp 1501 - called Robert by Visitation, Edmund (judge) by BHO), Elizabeth (Abbess of Mawling)
4.+ other issue - Richard of Shipden in Norfolk, Simon, William of London, Thomas

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'Rossiana' (p249+) ('Rossiana' is identified on Ross01 which provides a link to where it can be found online, first used for the review on 15.12.19 when the page was renamed and redone), 'The English Ancestry of William Reade of Weymouth', a paper delivered by Edward F. Reed as reported in 'Proceedings of The Reade Historical and Genealogical Assocation with papers on the family history read at its first three annual meetings', printed in Boston in 1907 (found online here)
(2) For lower section : 'The English Ancestry of William Reade of Weymouth' (see above) with support from Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, 'Read') & Visitation (Suffolk, 1561, 'Rede of Beccles and Weston') and input as reported above
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