'Wycliffe1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Wycliffe of Gales, Wycliffe of Thorpe, Wycliffe of Wycliffe

VCH (Yorkshire North Riding, vol 1, 'Parishes: Wycliffe') mentions a number of early lords of Wycliffe and suggests that the difficulty in connecting the later squires to those early lords, which may have passed by marriage, was because of the Black Death "which made fearful ravages in these parts". Poulson starts with the following Sir William, shown as father of John, but the Visitations start with John.
Sir William Wycliffe of Wycliffe, Yorkshire (a temp Edward II who r. 1307-1327)
m. Frances Bellasis (dau of Sir Robert Bellasis)
We believe it likely that the above Sir William & Frances were ancestors of the following John but probably through a female line. Poulson suggests that John d by 1367 but this appears to be the John mentioned by VCH as lord in 1428 who " may have been John son of John de Ellerton and represent a new dynasty of Wycliffes".
John Wycliffe of Wycliffe (a 1428)
m. Anne/Agnes Rokeby (dau of Sir Thomas Rokeby of Rokeby)
1. Robert or John Wycliffe of Wycliffe (d 1494)
  m. Margaret (sb Margery) Conyers (sister of Sir John Conyers of Hornby)
  A. Ralph Wycliffe of Wycliffe
  m. Anne Bowes (dau of Sir William Bowes of Stretton)
  i. Elizabeth Wycliffe
  m. George Carr of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  ii. Alice Wycliffe
  m. (sp) Thomas Middleton of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  iii. Anne Wycliffe
m. James (probably not Sir William) Mauleverer of Wothersom (Wydersome or Wodersom)
  iv. Agnes Wycliffe
  Our sources report that Agnes married Anthony Brakenbury but this may be the Agnes who (also) married ...
  m1. Christopher Vincent of Smeton (a 1510)
  m2. Anthony Brakenbury of Sellaby and/or Denton
  B. John Wycliffe
  m1. Elizabeth Parkinson (dau of John Parkinson of Beaumont Hill)
i. William Wycliffe of Wycliffe (d 1584)
  m1. Dorothy Place (dau of John Place of Halnatby (by Catherine, dau/coheir of Thomas Surteys of Dynesdale), sister/heir of Barnard)
  a. Francis Wycliffe of Wycliffe (d 1593)
  m. Jane Rokeby (dau of Thomas Rokeby of Mortham)
  (1) William Wycliffe of Wycliffe (d 1611)
  m. Muriel Blakiston (dau of ?? Blakiston of Blakiston)
  (A) Dorothy Wycliffe
  m. John Witham of Cliffe
  (B) Catherine Wycliffe
  m. (1606) Marmaduke Tunstal of Scargill Castle
  (2) Thomas Wycliffe
The following comes from Visitation (London, 1634, Wycliffe).
  m. Mary Yonge
  (A) William Wycliffe or Wiccliffe of London (a 1634)
  m. Elizabeth Yonge (dau of Thomas Yonge of Soylby)
  (3)+ other issue - John (dsp), Anthony, Muriel, Elizabeth
b . Margery Wycliffe
  m. Thomas Blenkinsop of Helbeck
  c.+ other issue - Ralph, John (d young), Jane, Margaret
  m2. Muriel Eure (dau of Sir William Eure, 1st Lord, widow of Sir ?? Bowes)
  g. Peter Wycliffe
(1) Elizabeth Wycliffe
  m. Sir George Newcommon or Newman (Chancellor of Canterbury)
  h. John Wycliffe of Thorpe, Yorkshire (d c1638)
  m1. Margaret Girlington (dau of Nicholas (probably not Richard) Girlington of Hackforth)
  (1) Jane Wycliffe
  m. John Pudsey of Arnforth
m2. Margaret Lawson (dau of William Lawson of Thorp Bulmer) possibly here??
  The following is supported by Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1665, Wycliffe of Thorpe).
  (2) John Wycliffe 'of Gales' of Thorpe (a 1612, dvp)
  m. Margery (Margaret) Dethlick (dau of Henry Dethlick of Gretham)
  (A) John Wycliffe 'of Gales' of Thorpe (b c1615, a 09.1665)
  m. Mary Talbot (dau of Robert Talbot of Worvill)
  (i) Mary Wycliffe
  m. _ Lascelles of Yorkshire
  (ii) Margaret Wycliffe
  m. (22.08.1661) Thomas Rokeby of Mortham
  (iii)+ other issue (a 09.1665) - John (b c1643), Robert (b c1645), Susan
  (B) George Wycliffe (d unm)
(C) Francis Wycliffe
  m. Jane Levet (dau of Rev. Mathew Levet of Fingell)
  (D) Henry Wycliffe of Melmorby, Yorskhire (d c1655)
  (i) John Wycliffe
  (E) Mary Wycliffe
  m. Emanuell Trotter of Yorkshire
  (F) Beale Wycliffe
  m. Thomas Trotter of the Ashes
  (3) Mary Wycliffe
  m. Martin Dethick of Gretham
  (4) Beale Wycliffe
  m. Henry Girlington of Girlington
  (5) Anne Wycliffe
  m. Anthony Wharton of Eppleby
  i. Margaret Wycliffe
  m. Roger Lepton of Kepwick
  j.+ other issue - Mary, Muriel (dsp 1584)
  ii. Agnes Wycliffe
  m. Christopher Madison of Sunderland
  iii. Anne Wycliffe
  m. John Nixon
  iv. Grace Wycliffe
  m. Robert Mallet of Whitwell or Millot of White Hill
  v. Elizabeth Wycliffe
  m. John Racket or Raskett of Warrington
  vi.+ other issue (dsp) - Robert, John, George/Ralph
  m2. _ Thirkeld (dau of Robert Thirkeld)
  C. Robert Wycliffe (priest?)
  m. Margaret Taylboys of Thornton
  i. John Wycliffe (d before 12.11.1562, youngest son?)
  m. Joan Jackson (dau/coheir of Robert Jackson of Bedale, widow of Thomas Wray of St. Nicholas)
  a. Robert Wycliffe (a 1592)
  b. Jane Wycliffe
m. (13.10.1562) John Crosby
  c. Margery Wycliffe
  m. (24.10.1561) Robert Bowes
  ii.+ other issue (a 1575) - Anthony (priest), Henry, Christopher
  D. Roger Wycliffe mentioned by Foster as ancestor of Wycliffes of London
  E. Margaret (Margery) or Ellen Wycliffe
  m. Henry Girlington of Girlington (d 1546)
  F. daughter
  m. Robert Thirkeld
  G.+ other issue - William, Richard
2. Alice Wycliffe
  m. Sir Richard Conyers of Cowton (son of Sir Christopher, brother of Sir John)
3. Margaret Wycliffe possibly fits here
  m. (1421) William Maddison of Unthank Hall (d before 1499)

Main source(s): 'The History and Antiquities of the Seigniory of Holderness' vol 2, by George Poulson (1841, p239) (with thanks to a contributor (DCS, 02.05.13) for drawing book to our attention, it is available at archive.org), Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, Wyclyff), Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1584/5 & 1612, Wycliffe of Wycliffe) with input/support as reported above
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