'Woodyeare1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Woodyeare of Cowling, Woodyeare of Crookhill

BLG1863 suggests that the following Edward "was probably" descended from William Woodier of Chatham (Kent) whose will was made in 1454 naming his son Robert.
Edward Woodyear of Cowling (Cooling), Kent (b c1520, a 1583)
1. William Woodyeare of Cowling (d before 26.10.1607)
  m. Ann Fant (dau of William Fant)
  A. George Woodyeare (3rd son)
  The following comes from Visitation (Arnytage (1906), Kent, 1662-4, Woodyeare').
  m. Mary Wardegar (dau of George Wardegar of Bully Hill)
  i. George Woodyeare of Bully Hill (a 1663)
  m1. Elizabeth Clarke (dau of John Clarke)
  a. Mary Woodyeare
  m2. Martha Hasden (dau/heir of George Hasden of Chorne)
  b. Elizabeth Woodyeare
  B. Richard Woodyeare of Cowling (prebendary of Rochester)
m. Katherine Egleston (dau of Ambrose Egleston of Egleston Hall)
  i. William Woodyeare of York & Crookhill, Yorkshire (b 30.11.1616, d 19.08.1689) the first mentioned by Commoners & Foster
  m. (18.07.1849) Grace Wood (dau of Francis Wood of York)
  a. George Woodyeare of Crookhill (b 20.08.1656, d 11.11.1710)
m. (21.02.1687) Alice Tatham (bur 09.05.1732, dau/heir of Rev. Richard Tatham of Kirklington)
  (1) William Woodyeare of Crookhill (b 19.03.1689, d 1748, of the Middle Temple)
  m. Catherine Revel (d 26.08.1748, dau of John Revel of Ogston)
  (A) John Woodyeare of Crookhill (bpt 27.02.1727/8, d 1812)
  m. (1761) Frances Turbutt (d 28.03.1810, dau of Richard Turbutt of Doncaster by Frances Babington)
  (i) Mary Woodyeare (bpt 30.11.1763, d 12.08.1840)
  m. (18.07.1791) Charles Tibbits or Tibbetts of Barton Seagrave (d 19.07.1830)
  (ii) Eleanor Woodyeare (bpt 12.03.1765, d 23.09.1804)
  m. (13.12.1791) John Dod of Cloverley Hall (d 1805)
  (iii) Frances Woodyeare (bpt 21.05.1767, d 12.06.1844)
  m. Fountain John Elwin, later Woodyeare of Crookhill (b 1776-7, d 25.02.1841, grandson of Peter Elwin of Boton in Norfolk)
  (iv) Catherine Woodyeare (bpt 20.03.1770, d young)
  (B) Mary Woodyeare (dsp 11.07.1771)
  m. (18.12.1759) Morgan Vane (brother of Lord Darlington)
  (C)+ other issue (d unm) - William (b c1713, bur 17.02.1732/3), George (d 1732/3)
  (2) Mary Woodyeare (bpt 08.11.1693, bur 18.05.1728)
  m. (19.04.1720) Francis Drake of York (author)
  (3)+ other issue (d unm) - Richard (bpt 12.04.1694, bur 24.02.1735/6, vicar of Hutton Bushell), George (bur 14.06.1701), Ellinor (b 19.11.1688, d 1776), Catherine (bur 30.09.1700)
  b. Catherine Woodyeare (b 12.09.1658)
  m. (1677) Thomas Thompson of York
  c. Mary Woodyeare (b 06.09.1664)
  m. (05.06.1712) John Bradley (d 27.12.1741, canon of York)
  d.+ other issue - Thomas (b 18.07.1652), Judith (b 22.09.1654), Elizabeth (b 06.02.1666, d unm bur 27.09.1732)
  ii.+ other issue - Richard, Thomas
  C.+ other issue - Thomas of Cowling, William, Robert (d 1607-8)

Main source(s): BLG1863 ('Woodyeare of Crookhill'), 'Pedigrees of the County Families of England' (vol 2, Yorkshire - West Riding, 'Pedigree of Woodyeare of Crookhill') by Joseph Foster (1874) with support from Commoners (vol 4, 'Woodyeare of Crookhill', p361)
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