'Willoughby04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Willoughby of Grendon, Willoughby of Risley, Willoughby of Willoughby (Nottinghamshire), Willoughby of Wollaton
[An early version of this page was issued as Draft on 03.06.04 but was extended, renamed & released into the Database on 04.08.05.]

This family took its name from Willoughby in Nottinghamshire. Noting that the following Ralph had a younger son called Ralph Bugge of Bingham (see below), it is thought likely that he was related (same person?) as the Ralph Bouge of Bingham shown on Temp43.
Ralph Bugge or Bogg
1. Richard Bugge of Willoughby
  The above comes from BEB1841. Visitation reports that the father of the following Sir Richard was William Willoughby of Willoughby.
  A. Sir Richard de Willoughby of Willoughby & Wollaton (d 1325-6)
  i. Sir Richard or Robert Willoughby of Willoughby & Wollaton (judge)
Visitation shows only one marriage for Sir Richard, identifying his wife and mother of his successor (Richard) as Isabell Mortein. BEB1841 names him as Sir Robert and identifies Isabel Mortein as his first wife by whom he had "several sons, who all died without issue". BEB1841 becomes rather obscure hereafter, implying that there is some doubt on the succession, but indicates that there were several generations between this Robert/Richard and the father (it names as Henry) of the Henry who married Elen Egerton. We follow Visitation except to suggest that Sir Richard's successor may have been by a later wife (the wives named below being found on a web site).
  m1. Isabel de Mortein (dau of Sir Roger de Mortein, lord of Dunesley)
  a. Sir Richard Willoughby of Willoughby & Wollaton
  m. Joan Grey (dau of ?? Grey or Gray, Lord of Rotherfield)
  (1) Sir Edmond or Edward Willoughby (a 1403)
  m. Isabel
(A) Edmond or Edward Willoughby of Willoughby
  m. Isabel Annesley (dau of Sir Hugh Annesley of Annesley)
  (i) Sir Hugh Willoughby of Willoughby
  m1. Isabel Foljamb
  (a) Richard Willoughby (dsp 1471)
  m. Anne Leek (dau of Sir Simon (not Robert) Leek)
  (b) Margaret Willoughby
  m. William Belgrave
  m2. Margaret Frevile (dau of Sir Baldwin Frevile)
  (c) Robert Willoughby of Wollaton
  m. Margaret Griffith (dau of Sir John Griffith of Wichiner or Wigmore)
  ((1)) Sir Henry Willoughby of Wollaton (d 1528)
  m1. Margaret Markham (dau of Sir Robert Markham of Cotham)
((A)) Sir John Willoughby (dsp)
  m. Anne Grey (dau of Sir Edward or Edmond Grey, Viscount Lisley?)
  ((B)) Sir Edward Willoughby of Wollaton
  m. Anne Filioll (dau of Sir William Filioll of Woodland)
  ((i)) Sir Henry Willoughby of Wollaton
  m. Anne Grey (dau of Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset)
((a)) Thomas Willoughby of Wollaton (dsp)
  m. (Dorothea) Paget (dau of William, Lord Paget)
  ((b)) Sir Francis Willoughby of Wollaton (a 1569)
m1. Dorothy Colby (dau of Thomas Colby of Sherfeild by Elizabeth, dau of Edward Gilbert of London)
  (((1))) Frances Willoughby
  m2. Elizabeth Lyttelton (dau of Sir John Lyttelton of Frankley)
  (((2))) Bridget Willoughby
  m. Sir Percival Willoughby (a 1603)
  Wollaton passed to Sir Percival's family.
  (((3))) Dorothy Willoughby
  m. Henry Hastings (son of George, Earl of Huntingdon)
  (((4))) Margaret Willoughby (d 17.08.1597)
m. (15.02.1587) Sir Robert Spencer of Althorp, 1st Lord of Wormleighton (b 1570, d 25.10.1627)
  (((5))) Winifrid Willoughby
  m. Edward Willoughby (brother of Percival)
  (((6))) Abigale Willoughby
  m. William Pargiter of Gretworth
  (((7))) Frances Willoughby
  m. Mountague Wood of Lamley
((c)) Margaret Willoughby
  m. Sir Matthew Arundell of Wardour (d 1598)
  ((ii)) Dorothy Willoughby
  m. Robert Willoughby of Bore Place
  ((iii)) Jane Willoughby
  m. Richard Topcliff of Somerby
((C)) Dorothy Willoughby
  m. Thomas or Anthony Fitzherbert
  ((D)) Margaret Willoughby
  m. Sir John Zouch of Codnor
  ((E)) Jane Willoughby
  m. Richard Harbottel
((F))+ other issue - Francis, William (dvp)
  m2. Elizabeth Burgh (dau of Thomas Burgh, widow of Lord FitzHugh)
  m3. Ellen Egerton (dau of Sir John Egerton of Wrynhill)
  ((H)) Sir Hugh Willoughby
  BEB1841 reports that the father of Johanna Strelley who married Sir Hugh was Sir Nicholas. Visitation identifies Sir Hugh's wife as ...
  m. Jane Strelley (dau of Sir William Strelley of Strelley)
  ((i)) Sir Henry Willoughby
BEB1841 shows Sir Henry, Baronet of Risley, as son of Johanna Strelley by Sir Hugh son of William (dvp, son of Sir Henry) by Ellen Egerton). Although Sir Henry might have purchased Risley from his kinsman Sir Henry below, we suspect that BEB1841 has confused this Sir Henry with the Sir Henry of Risley shown below. However Visitation may also be mistaken as it describes Sir Henry as "of Wollaton Knt. & Baronett". Unfortunately it does not show if he married and had issue. We presume that the Sir Henry of Risley below was the baronet.
  ((I)) Alice Willoughby
  m. Richard Draycott of Paynsley
  m4. _ Walleys
  ((2)) Richard Willoughby
  m. Anne (dau of Lord Egremont)
  ((3)) Jane Willoughby
  m. Thomas Thurland of Gamston
  ((4)) Alice Willoughby
  m. Richard Curzon of Kedleston
  ((5)) Sence (Sarah or Sanchia) Willoughby
  m. John Strelley of Strelley
  (d) Baldwin Willoughby of Grendon
  m. Anne Mortimer (dau of John Mortimer of Grendon)
  ((1)) Richard Willoughby of Grendon
  m1. Anne Godffrey (dau of Richard Godffrey of Norrell)
  ((A)) Elizabeth Willoughby
  m. John Chibnall of Astwood
m2. Wilborow Daunsonn of Norfolk
  ((B)) Edward Willoughby of Grendon
  The following is supported by Visitation (Walter Metcalfe (1887), Northamptonshire, 1618-9, 'Willoughby of Grendon').
  m. Elizabeth Chantrell (dau/coheir of Robert Chantrell of Foxston by Elizebeth, dau of William Hartwell of Preston)
  ((i)) Robert Willoughby of Grendon
  m. Bridgett Saunders (dau of Robert Saunders of Flower)
  ((ii)) Richard Willoughby of Grendon (a 1618)
  m. Elizabeth Merian (dau of Raffe Merian of Lenton)
  ((a)) Philip Willoughby (b c1602, a 1618, 2nd son)
  m. (by 1618?) Mary Newton (dau of William Newton of Lavendon)
  ((b)) Elizabeth Willoughby
  m. Thomas Wood of Lenton
  ((c)) Frances Willoughby
  m. John Shrimpton of Harrington
  ((d))+ other issue - Baldwin (dsp before 1618), Robert, Wilborow (Wyburghe), Mary, Catherin, Bridgett
  ((iii)) Edward Willoughby
  ((a)) Mary Willoughby
  ((iv)) George Willoughby of Sutton Coldfield
  m. Ellener
  ((a)) Bridget Willoughby
  m. John Davis of Herefordshire
  ((v)) Charles Willoughby
  ((C)) John Willoughby
  m. Anne Pettit (dau of John Pettit of Wellinborow)
  ((D)) Charles Willoughby
  m1. Elizabeth Sheffield
  ((i)) Scisseley Willoughby
  m2. _ Knight of Towcester
  ((ii))+ other issue - Mordaunt, John
  ((E)) Catherine Willoughby
  m. Richard Skudamore of Hertfordshire
  ((F)) Mary Willoughby
  m. William Johnsonn of Leighton
  ((2)) Baldwin Willoughby
m. _ Sheppard of Warwickshire
  ((A)) daughter
  m. _ Sacheverell of Derbyshire
  (e) daughter
  m. Henry Marmion
  (f) Joyce Willoughby
  m. Richard Bracebridge of Kinsbery
  (g) daughter
  m. _ Bosomon or Bozon
(h) daughter apparently Margery who (d 14.11.1495) m2. William Walron
  m. 'Baron Hilton' (Geoffrey Hilton of Irnham)
  (i) daughter
  m. _ Botteler
  (j) Ellenor Willoughby
  Visitation shows Ellenor married to Sir Raffe Sherley but, noting that John's father was called Ralph and that he had a son called Ralph, we believe it mistaken and follow BP1934 (Ferrers) in identifying her husband as ...
  m. John Shirley of Ettington, etc. (d 1485)
  (k)+ other issue - Thomas (dsp), Raphe
  (2) Hugh Willoughby (parson of Wollaton)
  p. Joane Risley alias Spencer
  (A) Hugh Willoughby
  m. Joan Dabridgecourt (dau of Sir John Dabridgecourt)
  (i) Hugh Willoughby of Risley
m. _ Clifton (dau of Gervase Clifton of Hodsock)
  (a) Hugh Willoughby of Risley
  m. _ Wentworth (dau of _ Wentworth of Everton)
  ((1)) Thomas Willoughby of Risley
  m. Isabel Bradborne (dau of John Bradborne of the Hogh)
  ((A)) Hugh Willoughby of Risley
  Visitation identifies Hugh's wife as Margaret, dau of Thomas Mollineux of Houghton. However, BEB1844 (Molyneux of Teversal) indicates that she was his granddaughter instead, being ...
  m. Margaret Molyneux (dau of Anthony Molyneux, son of Thomas of Houghton)
  ((i)) Michael Willoughby of Risley (a 1585)
  m. Catherine Totlock (dau of John Totlock of Melling)
((ii)) George Willoughby of Mawdley (a 1585)
  m. Elizabeth Neale
((a)) John Willoughby of Risley
  m. Frances Hun (dau of Henry Hun of Helgay)
  (((1))) Sir Henry Willoughby, Bart of Risley (b c1579, d 20.11.1649)
As noted above, there is confusion as to the ancestry of the Sir Henry who became Baronet of Risley. Noting that BEB1841 shows that the Sir Henry who was created baronet in 1611 (after the date of the Visitation) married Elizabeth Knowles, we presume (even though the Visitation shows the other Sir Henry above as a baronet) that he fitted here, given that Visitation shows that this Sir Henry married Elizabeth Knowles. The dates and details of their children come from BEB1841.
  m1. Elizabeth Knolles (b c1579, dau of Sir Henry Knolles of Rotherfield Greys)
(((A))) Mary Willoughby (b 24.05.1605, dsp)
  m. Sir Henry Griffith, 1st Bart of Burton Agnes (a 1627)
  (((B))) Frances Willoughby (b 14.10.1607, d unm)
  (((C))) Anne Willoughby
  m1. Anchitel Grey of Risley (dsps 09.07.1602)
m2. Sir Thomas Aston, 1st Bart of Aston (d 24.05.1645)
  m2. (1621) Lettice Darcy (dau of Sir Francis Darcy of Bramford)
  (((D))) Catherine Willoughby (d 1673)
m1. Sir James Bellingham, 2nd Bart of Helsington (dsp 1650)
  m2. (1656) George Purefoy of Wadley (b 1629, d 1670)
  (((E))) Elizabeth Willoughby
m1. Sir Simon Dewes, 1st Bart (d 1650)
  m2. Sir John Wray, 3rd Bart of Glentworth
  (((2))) Francis Willoughby
  (((3))) Elizabeth Willoughby probably the Elizabeth (d 1633) who married ...
  m. Sir Augustine Palgrave
  (((4))) Ursula Willoughby (d 1647) probably of this generation
  m. Sir John Potts, 1st Bart of Mannington (d before 16.10.1673)
  (3) Mary Willoughby
  m. Thomas Mallory
  (4) Isabel Willoughby
  m1. Reginald Mombocher or Monbouchon
  m2. (c1350) John de la Peche of Hampton-in-Arden
  (5)+ other issue (dsp) - Richard, Roger
  m2. Joan Charron (dau/heir of Guiscard de Charron of Horton, widow of Bertram Monboucher) name found on various web sites
  m3. Elizabeth or Joan de Valletort name found on a web site
2. Ralph Bugge of Bingham (a 1246)
  A. Richard de Bingham

Main source(s): Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1569+1614, Willoughby) with a little support & input from BEB1841 (Willoughby of Risley)
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