'Alford1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Alford in Berkshire, Alford of Holt, Alford of Meaux, Alford in Sussex

Robert Alford
1. Thomas Alford or Alfford of Holt or Holte, Denbighshire (2nd son) the first mentioned by Visitation & MGH
  m. Jane Salisbury (dau of John Salisbury)
  A. John Alford of Holt
  m. Elizabeth Withiforth (dau of Sir Brian or Uryan Withiforth or Wythyford)
  i. Launcelot Alford of Holt of Meaux Abbey (bur 28.01.1562)
  ii. John Alford of Holt
m. Elizabeth Pickering (dau of Sir John Pickering of Holt)
  a. John Alford, last of Holt (Castle), later of Fawley (Berkshire)
  This line is supported by Visitation (Berkshire, 1623, 'Alford of Hall Place in Hurley') which corrects CTG's identification of John's wife Elizabeth as dau of Sir Owen Oglethorpe to ...
  m. Elizabeth Oglethorpe (sister of Sir Owe Oglethorpe, m1. Robert Rookes of Fawley)
  (1) Henry (or Thomas) Alford of Hall Place in Hurley, Berkshire (b c1578, d 14.10.1645)
  Named Henry by CTG & Visitation (Berkshire) but Thomas by Visitation (Sussex).
  m. Bridget Poole (b c1577, d 20.11.1658, dau of William (da la Pole or) Poole of Coats)
(A)+ issue (a 08.1623) - William (b c1607), Henry, John, Thomas, Mary, Catherine, Beata, Agnes
  b. Sir Lancelot Alford of Meux or Meaux, Yorkshire (a 1623)
  This line is partly supported by Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1612, 'Alford of Meaux').
  m. Ann Knowles (dau/heir of Sir William Knowles of Bilton)
(1) Sir William Alford of Meaux & Belton (a 1634)
  m1. Elizabeth Rooke (d 1608, dau/heir of Robert Rooke(s) of Fawley)
  (A) Margaret Alford
  m. (10.01.1619) Sir Robert Strickland of Sizergh (b 01.1600, d 04.1671)
  (B) Anne Alford
  m2. Elizabeth Clarke (dau of Sir William Clarke of Weston)
Visitation (Sussex), supported by Berry, shows one daughter by Elizabeth, Elizabeth.Visitation (Yorkshire) shows a Dorothy but notes that some sources identify her as Elizabeth. CTG, supported by MGH, shows 2 daughters as follows.
  (C) Elizabeth Alford
  (D) Dorothy Alford (d 08.1673)
  m. Thomas Grantham, later of Meaux Abbey (d by 1657, son/heir of Sir Thomas of Goltho)
  a.+ other issue - Edward, Arthur, Cativin
  iii.+ other issue - Peter of Sutton (a 11.1566), William (a 1566, priest)
  B. Robert Alford or Alfford
  m. _ Bridges of Sudeley ## possibly Anne Bridges?? ##
i. Roger Alford
  m. Elizabeth Ramsey (dau/heir of Thomas Ramsey of Hitcham and/or Wycham, widow of _ Clarke)
  a. Edward Alford of Sussex
  m. Judith Downing (dau/heir of Edmond Downing of Suffolk)
  (1) John Alford of Sussex
  m. ?? Bishop (dau of Sir Thomas Bishop of Parham, Bart)
  (A) Jane Alford we speculate that this may have been the Jane who married ...
  m. (10.05.1638) Sir Thomas Eversfield or Earlsfield (bur 24.11.1649)
  (B) Elizabeth Alford
  (2) Sir Edward Alford of Cashobery, Hertfordshire
  Visitation (Sussex) & MGH identify Sir Edward's wife as Mary, dau/coheir of Baptist, Viscount Camden (here?). Provisionally, we follow Berry in identifying her as ...
  m. Margaret
  (3)+ other issue - Launcelot, William, Robert, Elizabeth
  b. Anne Alford (d 10.05.1651)
  m. (c1581) Sir Edmond Phettiplace or Fettiplace (d 20.06.1613)
  C.+ other issue - Piers, Edward, Thomas

Main source(s): CTG (vol 4, 1837, 'Pedigree of Alford of Meaux Abbey', p178), Visitation (Sussex, 1530+1633-4, 'Alfford'), CountyGen (Sussex, Berry, p302), MGH (NS2, vol 1 (1886), 'Alford', p208+) with support as reported above
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