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Families covered: Wither of Andwell, Wither of Bentworth, Wither of Fidding, Wither of Hall, Wither of Manydown

Sir Thomas Wyther (a temp Edward II who r. 1307-1327)
1. Thomas Wither of Lancashire
  A. Thomas Wither in Cheshire had issue
  B. Richard Wither of Hunstanton, Cheshire had issue
  C. Robert Wither of Manydown in St. Lawrence Wotton, Hampshire
  i. Thomas Wither of Manydown
  m. Joane Mason (dau/heir of Richard Mason of Sydmanton)
a. John Wither of Manydown (a 1563)
  m. Anne Ayliffe (bur 27.04.1563, dau of John Ayliffe of Skeyres)
  (1) Richard Wither of Manydown (d 1577, 2nd son)
  Visitation shows only 1 wife for Richard, an unnamed dau of William Poynter, and shows her as mother of his 4 sons (including John). Commoners shows that he married twice with children attributed as follows.
  m1. ??
(A) John Wither of Manydown (bur 02.06.1620)
  m. Joane Love (dau of John Love of Basing)
  (i) William Wither of Manydown (bpt 21.06.1584, d 1653)
  The following is supported by Visitation (Hampshire & Isle of Wight, 1686, Wither of Andwell).
  m. Susanna Risley (d 1632, dau of Paul Risley of Chitwood by Dorothy, dau of Sir John Temple of Stow)
  (a) William Wither of Manydown (bpt 22.02.1623, d 1671, 3rd son)
  m. Joane Geale (dau/coheir of Thomas Geale of Alton, cousin/coheir of Barbara Looker of Andwell)
  ((1)) William Wither of Manydown (d 25.04.1679)
  m. (12.11.1673) Mary Wither (dau/heir of George Wither of Winchester) @1@ below
((A)) William Wither of Manydown (bpt 27.02.1678, dsp 1732)
  m. Elizabeth Nicoll (aunt of Sir Charles G. Nicoll)
  ((B)) Mary Wither (b c1675, a 1686)
  ((2)) Thomas Wither of Andwell, Hampshire (bpt 09.01.1652, d 1700)
  m. Mary Faulkes (dau/heir of Thomas Faulkes or Fulkes of Oxford)
  ((A)) William Wither of Andwell (b 1676, d c1720)
  m. _ Biffin (dau of Thomas Biffin of Basingstoke)
  ((i)) William Wither of Manydown (b c1703, d unm 31.10.1789)
  ((ii))+ other issue - Thomas of London (b c1710, d unm 05.11.1788), Charles (dsp 1749), Elizabeth (d unm 1735)
  ((B))+ other issue (a 1686, dsp) - Thomas (b c1679), George (b 1682), John (b c1682), Fulkes (d 1683), Mary (b c1679)
  ((3)) Dorothy Wither (b 11.11.1661, d 05.1717)
  m. (11.11.1684) Lovelace Bigg of Chilton Follyat
Manydown passed into the Bigg family, members of whom took the name Bigg-Wither.
  ((4)) Alethea Wither
  m. (1682) Thomas Bethell of London
  ((5))+ other issue (d unm) - Jane (d 1649), Barbara (b c1656, a 1686), Jane (d 1674)
  (b) Dorothy Wither
  m. William Collins of Carhampton
  (c) Susan Wither
  m. Richard Hill of Bradley
  (d) Anne Wither
  m. Rev. John Pottinger of Sadlers
  (e) Mary Wither
  m. (1656) Michael Ernle of Bremslade Park
  (f)+ other issue (dsp) - John (b c1611, d by 1629), Paul, Robert, Robert (b c1625, d by 1661), Elizabeth, Jane, Alathea, Annabella, Bridget
  (ii) Richard Wither of Stoke, Surrey (bpt 15.03.1600, 6th son)
  m. Tomasin Mason (dau/coheir of James Mason of Canterbury)
  (a) Grace Wither
  m. Samuel Smith
  (b) Martha Wither
  m. Robert Phelps
  (c) Mary Wither
  m. Bernard Greene
  (d)+ other issue - Anthony (b 1692), William, Richard, Anne
  (iii) Elizabeth Wither (bpt 30.01.1589)
  m. (16.06.1605) Edmund Hungerford of North Standish
  (iv+ other issue - Anthony (bpt 19.07.1585), Richard (bpt 1592, d young?), John (bpt 1597), James (bpt 1599)
  m2. Margaret Poynter (d 1581, dau of William Poynter of (Whitchurch in) Hampshire)
  (B) George Wither of Bentworth, Hampshire (bpt 14.07.1562)
  m. (11.02.1604) Anne Serle
  (i) George Wither of Bentworth (b 11.06.1588, d 02.05.1667, Poet)
  m. Elizabeth Smerton (dau of John Smerton of Sothwark)
  (a) Robert Wither of Fidding, Hampshire
  m. Elizabeth Hunt (dau/coheir of John Hunt of Fidding)
  ((1)) Hunt Wither of Fidding (b 1652, Brigadier General
  m. Dorothy Welsted (dau/heir of Robert Welsted of London)
  ((A)) Henry Wither (b c1705)
  ((2)) Robert Wither of London (d c1695 in West Indies)
  m. Elizabeth Long (dau of John Long)
  ((A)) George Wither (b c1692)
  ((3)) Elizabeth Wither (a 1709)
  ((4)) Johanna Wither
  m. John Newel of Alton
  (b) Elizabeth Wither
  m. Adrian Barry of London & Tame
  (ii)+ other issue - James, Anthony
  (C) Ferdinando Wither of High Holborn, London (bpt 28.10.1573, youngest son reported by Commoners)
  m. _ Page of Harrow-on-the-Hill
  (D) Henry Wither see @2@ just below
  (E)+ other issue - Otho a 1581, dsp), William (bur 11.09.1573), Margaret (bur 19.01.1560), Barbara (bpt 14.07.1561), Eleanor (bpt 24.01.1565), Jane (bpt 06.06.1569)
  (2) George Wither (3rd or 4th son)
  m. Avelme (Aveline?) Shank (dau of John Shank or Sanke)
  (A) Gilbert Wither
  (i) George Wither of Hall
(ii) Henry Wither 'of Southwark' (d before 1656, 3rd son?) see @2@ just above
Visitation (Hampshire, 1530+1575+1622-34, Wither) shows Gilbert's youngest son as a Henry. Commoners shows Henry as 3rd son and father of Gilbert of Hall, another son (not named), and a daughter who m. Henry Pincke. However, Visitation (Hampshire & Isle of Wight, 1686, Wyther of Hall), which supports the following, starts with Richard of Mannydown who, by a dau of William Poynter of Whitchurch, "may have had issue" Henry, father of George of Winchester (shown in italics) & Gilbert of Hall. Clearly, there is some confusion on who was father of Gilbert and even more uncertainty with the parentage of George of Winchester. Provisionally, we follow Commoners and assume that this Henry was father not only of Gilbert of Hall but also of ...
(a) George Wither of Winchester
  m. (08.08.1657) Katherine Chester of Wolvesey
  ((1)) Mary Wither
  m. (c10.1673) William Wither @1@ above
(b) Gilbert Wither of Hall (b c1623, d 17.09.1676)
  m. Elizabeth Hall (b c1633, d 1694, dau of Thomas Hall of Basingstoke)
  ((1)) Charles Wither of Hall, Sheriff of Hampshire (b c1663, d 20.08.1697, 5th son)
  m. Dorothy Smith (dau of Sir William Smith, Bart of Radcliff)
  ((A)) Charles Wither of Hall Place (b 1684, d 20.11.1731)
  m. (1707) Frances Wavell (dau of Thomas Wavell of Winchester)
  ((i)) Dorothy Wither (d unm 1752)
((ii)) Henrietta Maria Wither (b 1714)
  m1. (1741) Thynne Worsley (dsp 1741, son of Sir Robert, Bart)
  m2. (1748) Edmund Bramston of Boreham
  ((B))+ other issue - William (b 1685-6), Dorothy (b c1683, d 16.07.1696)
  ((2)) Anne Wither
  m. William Beach of Keevil (Kevle)
  ((3))+ other issue (d unm) - Gilbert, George, Gilbert, William, Andrew (b c1662, d 31.03.1752), Elizabeth, Mary, Maria (b c1669, d 1711)
  (c) (Ann) Wither (b 1617-8, d 16.08.1703 _
  m. Henry Pincke
  (iii) daughter
  m. _ Cooper
  (iv) daughter
  m. _ Knight
  (v)+ other issue - Reginald, William (cleric)
  (B)+ other issue - Thomas, John, Reignold
  (3)+ other issue - John, William
  b. Richard Wither of Sydmanton or Sydington
  (1) Joane Wither
  m. Peter Fawconer of Kingsclere
  c. Thomas Wither of Earlston, Hampshire

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 2, Wither of Manydown) with some support/input from Visitation (Hampshire, 1530+1575+1622-34, Wither)
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