'Bendlowes1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bendlowes (Benlosse) of Brent Hall, Bendlowes (Benlosse) of Great Bardfield, Bendlowes of Howgrave
[The upper section below was launched on 03.01.22 as BZmisc32. It was relaunched as Bendlowes1 on 04.01.22 following the addition of the lower section.]

Thanks to a regular contributor (CV, 03.01.22) for drawing our attention to the Yorkshire Visitation used for the lower section and for advising us that the article on Edward Bendlowes (the poet) in the online version of DNB, which we do not have access to at present, suggests that the following family originally came from Yorkshire. That impliess that the two families shown below were connected.
Christopher Bendlowes (Benlowes or Benlosse) of The Place (in Great Bardfield (Bardfield Magna), Essex) & Brent Hall (in Finchingfield, Essex)
m. Elizabeth Rufford (dau of John Rufford (of Butlers?))
1. William Bendlowes of Great Bardfield & Brent Hall (b 1516, d 19.11.1584, Sergeant-at-law, MP)
  m. Eleanor Palmer (dau of Edward Palmer of Old Place in Angmering (by Alice, dau of John Clement), widow of John Berners of Peeches in Finchingfield)
A. William Bendlowes of Great Bardfield, Brent Hall & Fenns (in Bocking) (d 18.11.1613)
  m. (c06.1572) Clara Smyth (dau of Thomas Smyth of Temple Cressing (by Mary, dau/heir of Sir Thomas Neville of Holt), son of Sir John Smyth (Baron of the Exchequer))
  i. Andrew Bendlowes of Great Bardfield & Brent Hall (dvp before 04.12.1596, of Lincoln's Inn)
  m. Philippa Gage (dau/coheir of Edward Gage of Bentley by Margaret, dau of John Shelley of Michelgrove)
a. Edward Bendlowes (Benlosse) of Great Bardfield & Brent Hall (b 12.07.1603, d unm 18.12.1676, poet)
  Some details from Wikipedia ("Edward Benlowes", 04.01.22).
  b. William Bendlowes
  Mentioned in Visitation (Sussex, 1634, 'Gage') but not in the other sources.
  c. Henry Bendlowes (a 1634)
  (1) Philippa Bendlowe (dsp 1667)
  m. Walter Blount of Maple Durham (d 05.1671, m2. Dorothy Plowden)
  d. Clare Bendlowes (bur 08.04.1636)
m. (10.06.1612) Thomas Peers of Alveston (bur 26.08.1646)
  ii. Francis Bendlowe
  m. Elizabeth Cole (dau of Hugh Cole, son of John of Woodlands)
  iii. Clare Bendlowe
  m. Edward Gage (son of John of Wormsley)
  B. daughter
  m. Henry Hampsted of Halstead
2. Joan Bendlowe
  m. Richard Heron of Barming & Halstead (nephew of Giles Heron who m. Ciceley, dau of Lord Chancellor Sir Thomas Ware)
3. daughter possibly fits here
  m. Henry Wentworth of Bumpsted



Thomas Bendlowes of Howgrave, Yorkshire (bur 05.08.1657)
1. Thomas Bendlowes (bpt 17.01.1630, bur 25.02.1707, Rector of Meldon, Vicar of Mitford)
  m. (21.05.1650) Anne Read (b 1622-3, d 20.07.1700, dau of Clement Read of Buttercrambe)
  A. Thomas Bendlowes of Howgrave (bpt 08.05.1651, bur 23.03.1714)
  B. John Bendlowes of Howgrave (b 26.05.1655, d 21.02.1730)
  m. Hannah Bartlett (bpt 30.08.1668, bur 15.07.1747)
  i. Catherine Bendlowes (b 26.03.1695)
  m. (05.09.175) Edmund Swettenham of Somerford Booths (b 1691, d 07.05.1768)
  C. Philip Bendlowes of Danzig (b 10.05.1668, a 01.1768)
m. Elizabeth
  i. Philip Bendlowes (b 1711, bur 05.03.1769)
  m. (11.05.1749) Elizabeth Allenson (b c1699, d 21.01.1790, dau of Robert Allenson of The Royd, widow of Carleton Carr (son of Robert of Biddie), m3. William Alexander of Halifax)
  ii.+ other issue - Mary, Catherine, Anne
  D. Hannah Bendlowes (bpt 11.12.1652, bur 24.05.1720)
  m. (06.1693) George Grey of Burneston (cleric)
  E. Elizabeth Bendlowes (bpt 19.05.1657)
  m. (31.08.1686?) Hayford Wainwright
  F. Philadelphia Bendlowes (bpt 12.05.1663)
  m. (31.05.1684) John Warcop of East Tanfield
  G. other issue - Mehetable (bpt 25.01.1660), Catherine (bpt 30.10.1665, d unm 27.09.1724)
2.+ other issue - Elizabeth (bpt 01.09.1631, bur 29.09.1639), Margaret (bpt 04.06.1634, bur 18.07.1634)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : MGH (NS5 vol 3 (1918), 'Pedigree of Sergeant Bendlowes and of Edward Bendlowes, the Poet', p84+) with some support from Visitation (Essex, 1634, 'Bendlowes')
(2) For lower section (uploaded 04.01.22) : 'Yorkshire Pedigrees' (J.W. Walker, 1942, 'Bendlowes of Howgrave, c. York')
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