'Wilmer1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Wilmer of Helmesley, Wilmer of Riton (Ryton), Wilmer of Stratford-le-Bow, Wilmer of Sywell

William Wilmer of Withbrook, Warwickshire (a 1486)
1. Richard Wilmer of Riton, Warwickshire (a 04.1527)
  m. Joane Goodyere (dau of John Goodyere or Goodyear of Bagington)
  A. William Wilmer of Riton (Ryton) (d 17.10.1551?)
  m. Julian Spencer (dau of William Spencer of Badley, m2. Thomas Spencer of Everton)
  i. Thomas Wilmer of Starton or Sturton, Northamptonshire
  m. Elizabeth Crudge (dau of John Crudge of Devon)
  a. Thomas Wilmer
  m. Anne Dudley (dau of Edward Dudley, widow of Sir Francis Throgmorton of Feckenham Forest)
  (1)+ issue - Thomas, John, Mary, Ursula (dsp)
  b. Robert Wilmer of Braunston, Northamptonshire (a 1618)
  m. Frances Okeley (dau of John Okeley of Killesby)
  (1) Robert Wilmer (b c1598, a 1618)
  (2) Elizabeth Wilmer
  m. John Parker of Kibworth
  c. Samuel Wilmer of Babthorp, Leicestershore
  m. Susan Hollingshed
  d. Mary Wilmer
  m. Samuel Boyle of Staffordshire
  e.+ other issue - Joane, Dorothy, Anne
  ii. Richard Wilmer of Folkeshall (3rd son)
  m. Winifred FitzHerbert
  a. Thomas Wilmer of Merryden, Warwickshire
  m. _ Stafford (dau of Francis Stafford)
  iii. Peter Wilmer of Coventry (5th son)
  m1. Elizabeth Boone (dau of Richard Boone)
  a. Elizabeth Wilmer
m2. (sp) _ Barker (dau of Thomas Barker of Coventry)
  iv. Robert Wilmer of Sywell, Northamptonshire (d 19.12.1612, youngest son?)
  m. Elizabeth Higgenson (dau of Thomas Higgenson of Berkeswell)
  a. Sir William Wilmer of Sywell (d 18.04.1640)
  m. (04.02.1604-5) Ann Andrew (dau of Robert Andrew of Harleston)
  Visitation ends showing that their elder 2 sons had dsp, leaving the only surviving son in 1618 as ...
  (1) Robert Wilmer (b c1608, a 1618, dvp?)
  VCH (Northampstonshire, vol 4, 'Parishes: Sywell') reports that Sir William d 1646 sb 1640?), leaving his grandson ...
  (A) William Wilmer of Sywell (b c1633, d 1660)
VCH supports the following with input from HoP ('William Wilmer").
  (i) William Wilmer of Sywell (d 1706)
  m. Dinah Lancaster
  (a) William Wilmer of Sywell (b c1692, d 03.04.1744, MP)
  m. (05.08.1720) Mary Bennet (dau of Charles, 1st Earl of Tankerville)
  ((1)) Bennet Wilmer of Sywell (d young 1744)
  ((2))+ 2 sons + 1 daughter
  (b) Dinah Wilmer of Sywell
  (ii) Felicia Wilmer probably of this generation
  m. Francis Arundell of Stoke Park (bur 03.02.1736)
  (2) Elizabeth Wilmer probably the Elizabeth who married ...
  m. Sir Anthony Haselwood of Maidwell (bpt 1601, d 06.06.1660)
  (3)+ other issue (dsp) - Robert, William
  b. Dorothy Wilmer (bur 16.12.1617)
  m. Thomas Andrew of Harleston (brother of Robert)
  v. Margery Wilmer
  m. _ Wilmer of Sowe, Warwickshire
  vi. Dorothy Wilmer
  m. John Lavender
  vii. Elizabeth Wilmer
  m. Henry Rogers
  viii. Joane Wilmer
  m. _ Hucksale
  ix. Mary Wilmer
  m1. Thomas Crowe
  m2. Baldwin Hill
  x. Awdrey Wilmer
  m. _ Berry
  xi. Anne Wilmer
  m1. Henry Thomson
m2. Richard Chapman
  Various web sites, which cover the ancestry of various Presidents of the United States of America, show that an Ann of this generation (this one, confusion between Thomson & Thornton??) married ...
  m. Henry Thornton
  a. Anne Thornton
  m. (16.05.1573) William Dickens (d c1583)
  (1) Anne Dickens (bur 04.1607)
  m. John Twigden (d c1616)
  (A) Ampyllis Twigden (b 1602, d 1655)
  m. (1633) Lawrence Washington (b 1602, d 1655, Rector of Purleigh)
  i.+ other issue - William (d 10.04.1599), Roger
B. John or Richard Wilmer
  Metcalfe shows 2 younger sons, John & Richard, but does not follow either of them. Mundy provides the continuation but shows that it was either John or Richard who was ancestor of the family shown below.
  m. _ Watts
  i. ?? Wilmer
  m. _ Hills
  a. (George) Wilmer
  m. _ Cole
  (1) George Wilmer of Westham (Essex) & Stratford-le-Bow (Middlesex) (d 05.1626) the first mentioned by Commoners & FMG
m. (28.12./23.091605) Margery (probably not Susanna) Thwenge (b 01.06.1588, d 23.09.1633, dau/coheir of Marmaduke Thwenge of Helmsley, m2. Henry Fairfax (son of Viscount Thomas))
  (A) George Wilmer of Stratford-le-Bow & Helmesley (d before 08.04.1687)
  Mundy does not follow this line but does identify George's 1st wife. Commoner s& FMG follow only this line and identify George's 2nd wife and children.
  m1. _ Worthington (d 01.1638)
  m2. (1639) Rebecca Baskerville (d before 1684, dau of Ranulph Baskerville of London, son of Thomas of Old Wittington by Margery, dau/coheir of Thomas Kynsey of Blackden)
(i) Randal Wilmer of Helmesley (d 1710)
  m1. Dorothy Cornwall (d 1678)
  (a) George Wilmer of Helmesley (b 16.12.1676, bur 18.03.1743)
  m. (04.09.1701) Anne Etherington (dau/heir of Lewis Etherington of Rillington)
  ((1)) Dorothy Wilmer (d 1742)
  m. John Iveson of Bilton
  ((2)) Anne Wilmer
m. (13.11.1731) William Gossip of Thornparch
  ((3)) Lucy Wilmer
  m. (26.10.1749) _ Nelthorpe of Seacrofte
((4))+ other issue - George (dvp 1731), Rebecca (d unm 1736)
  m2. Sarah Stainforth (dau of John Stainforth of York by Mary, dau of Marmaduke Blakeston of Monk Fryston)
  (b) Randall Wilmer of London, later of Helmesley (b 1690-1, d 22.02.1761)
  m. (05.01.1748) Jane Suger (sister/heir of Rev. Zachary Suger)
  ((1)) Anne Wilmer (dsps 04.01.1799)
  m1. Wilmer Gossip of Thorparch
  m2. (c1793) John Burke Ryan of Grosvenor Place
  ((2)) Mary Wilmer
  m. (04.10.1774) Joshua Field of Heaton
  (c)+ other issue (d unm) - John of York (d 14.02.1761), Mary (d 05.09.1723)
  m3. Isabella Wood (m2. Richard Wilks of Tunstall)
  (e) Thomas Wilmer (d young)
  (ii) Margery Wilmer (b 1655)
  m1. Richard Parry
  m2. Sir Robert Beachcroft
  (iii) Mary Wilmer (a 1684)
  m. Peter Cartwright
  (iv)+ other issue - John of Walthamstow (b 1656, dsp 1737), Rachel, Rebecca
  (B) Andrew Wilmer of Ham, Essex
  m. Mary Cartwright (dau of Thomas Cartwright of Warwick)
  (i) Samwell Wilmer of Ridge, Hertfordshire
  m. Anne Basill
  (a)+ issue - Samwell, 4 daughters
  (ii) John Wilmer
  m. Mary Sadler (dau of John Sadler of Wroughton)
  (a) Andrew Wilmer
  (iii) Mary Wilmer
  m. John Vaulx of Wheponed
(iv) Elizabeth Wilmer
  (C) Thomas Wilmer of Stifford, Essex (sb Stratford Bow?)
  m. Elizabeth Jacob (dau of Abraham Jacob of London, m2. Thorrell Jocelyn of Holliwell)
  (i)+ issue - Abraham, Thomas, James, Mary
  (D) daughter
  m. _ Browne
  (E) daughter
  m. _ Commyns
  (2) Ellenor Wilmer
  m. Sir Anthony Weldon
  C. Richard of John Wilmer
  D. Katherine Wilmer
  m. Richard Bourne of Chesterton
  E. Alice Wilmer
  m1. _ Tomlyns of Tame
  m2. John Spencer of Tame
2. Thomas Wilmer of Coventry (a 1539)
  m. Elizabeth
  A. Joane Wilmer

Main source(s): Visitation (Walter Metcalfe (1887), Northamptonshire, 1618-9, 'Wilmer of Sywell and Braunston'), Mundy's Middlesex Pedigrees (1914, Wilmer of Stratford-le-Bow), the section on 'Families of Thwenge and Wilmer' within Commoners (vol 2, Field of Heaton), FMG (vol 3, MS371, 'Wilmer', p887+)
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