'Rookes1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rookes of Chilmarton, Rookes (Rooks) of Fawley, Rookes of Roydes Hall

We do not know of any connection between the families shown below which are grouped together on this page for our convenience.
William Rookes
1. Richard Rookes of Roydes Hall, West Riding, Yorkshire (a temp Henry VII who r. 1485-1509)
  m. Mary Rawden (dau of John Rawden of Rawden)
  A. Richard Rookes of Roydes Hall
m. Elizabeth Waterhouse (dau of Robert Waterhouse of Halifax)
  i. John Rookes of Roydes Hall
  m. Jennet Watson (dau/coheir of Richard Watson of Lofthouse, m2. Stephen Lutton)
  a. William Rookes of Roydes Hall
  m. Elizabeth Wilkinson (dau of Richard Wilkinson of Bradford)
  (1) William Rookes of Roydes Hall (a 1644)
  m1. Jane Thornhill (dau of John Thornhill of Fixby)
  (A) William Rookes of Roydes Hall
  m. Mary Hopkinson (dau of George Hopkinson of Lofthouse)
  (i) George Rookes of Roydes Hall (2nd son)
m. Jane Crossland (dau of Capt. Henry Crossland of Helmsley)
  (a) Katharine Rookes (b c1678, dvp 1682)
  (ii) John Rookes of Roydes Hall
  m1. Anne Hopkinson (dau/heir of George Hopkinson of Lofthouse)
  (a) William Rookes of Roydes Hall
The following is supported by FMG (vol 1, MS16, 'Rodes-Rookes, Serjeantson', p39+).
  m. (27.01.1712-3) Mary Rodes (dau of William Rodes of Great Houghton by Mary, dau of Richard Wilson of Leeds)
  ((1)) Edward Rookes, later Leeds, of Roydes Hall (bpt 04.04.1713/5, d 1788)
  m1. (1740) Mary Leeds (dau/heir of Robert Leeds of Milford)
  ((A)) Mary Leeds (dsp 1803)
  m. George Walker of Middlewood Hall
  ((B)) Jane Leeds (bur 28.11.1768)
m. (16.08.1765) William Serjeantson of Wakefield
  ((C)) Elizabeth Leeds (d unm 1763)
  ((D)) Anne Leeds
  m. Rev. Jeremiah Smith of Woodside
  m2. Henrietta Hardcastle (dsp 1803, dau of Sandford Hardcastle of Wakefield, sister of Thomas of Arthington)
  ((2)) William Rookes (b 27.08.1719, d 24.10.1789, bencher of Gray's Inn)
  m. (27.08.1758) Ann Stansfield (b 27.08.1729, d 12.02.1798, sister/heir of Robert Stansfield of Esholt Hall)
  ((A)) Anna Maria Rookes of Esholt Hall (b 07.07.1763, d 05.06.1819)
  m. (28.02.1786) Joshua Crompton of York (son of Samuel of Derby & Beal)
((B))+ other issue (d unm) - William (b c1761, d 10.1786), Robert (d infant), Elizabeth (b 1764, d 1780), Jane (b 1768, d c1856)
  ((3))+ other issue (d unm) - John (b 26.01.1721-2, d 07.02.1721-2), Jane (d 1765), Mary (b 01.01.1716-7, d 1793), Ann (b 30.10.1724, d infant), Elizabeth (d 1770)
  (b) George Rookes
  m2. Elizabeth Cooke (d 17.12.1695, dau of Rev. Marmaduke Cooke of Leeds)
  (c) Marmaduke Rookes (d 27.04.1724, youngest son)
  m. Jane Turner (dau of William Turner of Wakefield)
  ((1)) Elizabeth Rookes (b 1715-6, dsp 15.03.1789)
  m. Christopher Hodgson of Wakefield
  (d)+ other issue - John (d 1700), Elizabeth, Mary, Jane, Anne
  (iii) Jane Rookes (dsp 1712)
  m. Robert Parker (son of Edward of Browsholme)
  (iv)+ other issue (d young) - William, Mary
  m2. Susan Rosethorn (widow of ?? Radcliffe of Lancashire)
  (B) son
  (2) Bridget Rookes
  m. Mark Hoppey of Esholt
  (3) Barbara Rookes
  m. Richard Pearson
  (4) Grace Rookes
  m. Richard Rawlinson
  (5) Susan Rookes
  m. Michael Holdsworth
  (6) Prudence Rookes
  m. John Ramsden
  (7)+ other issue - Richard (had issue), Robert (had issue), Tempest, Maximilian (had issue), John



Edward Rookes of Chilmarton Rookes, Yorkshire
1. Richard Rookes (a 1366)
  A. Edward Rookes of Chilmarton Rooks (a 1380)
  m. Elizabeth Mounteney (dau of John Mounteney)
  i. John Rookes
m. _ Ryther (dau of Sir Ralph Ryther)
  a.+ issue - John, Robert of Heley, Richard (monk), Ralph of Missenden Corbut, Thomas of Leyton Buzzard then Banbury
  Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, Rookes) provides the above and ends with this generation. The Harleian editor added the following note: "The second, fourth, & fifth sons departed out of the country 1428, and were resydent in Buckinghamshire." With bold (hopefully not foolish) presumption, we speculate that one of Robert, Ralph & Thomas was father or grandfather of the following Thomas who is the first mentioned by VCH & Visitation (Buckinghamshire).
  (1) Thomas Rooks of Fawley, Buckinghamshire
  m. (by 1477) Margery Sackville (dau/heir of Thomas Sackville of Fawley)
  (A) Thomas Rookes of Fawley
  m. (Cecilia) Fowler of Ricott
  (i) Thomas Rookes of Fawley, Sheriff of Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire (a 1477, d 1527)
  VCH identifies the grandson of the Thomas who married the heiress of Fawley as being the Sheriff. VCH reports that his son Thomas dvp so that this Thomas was succeeded by his grandson Edmund.
  m. _ Stonner (dau of Sir William Stonner (Stonor?) of Stoner)
  (a) Thomas Rocks or Rookes of Fawley (dvp)
m. Elizabeth of Minster Chamber
  ((1)) Edmund Rookes of Fawley (dsp?)
  Visitation does not mention Edmund but does indicate that there was issue in this generation other than just Robert.
  ((2)) Robert Rocks or Rooks or Rokes of Fawley (d 1580)
  m1. Mary Godsalve (dau/heir of Thomas Godsalve of Norwich)
  ((A)) Phillis Rookes
  m. Thomas (probably not William) Lovelace of Kilham
  m2. (before 1566) Elizabeth Oglethorpe (dau of John Oglethorpe of Newington, m2. John Alford)
  ((B)) Elizabeth Rocks (d 1608)
  m. Sir William Alford
  ((C))+ other issue - Oglethorpe (dvpsp?), Dorothy (d infant?)
  b. Margaret Rookes
  m. _ Welles
  c. Alice Rookes
  m. _ Clyffe
  ii. Thomas Rookes or Rooks

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : the section on 'Family of Rookes' within Commoners (vol 3, Crompton-Stansfield of Esholt Hall)
(2) For lower section : Visitation (Buckinghamshire, 1634+1909, Rooks of Fawley), VCH (Buckinghamshire, vol 3, Parishes: Fawley) with input as reported above
[The section on Rooke of Kent has been absorbed into Rooke1.]
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