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Families covered: Cavendish (Gernon) of Grimston Hall

John Gernon alias Cavendish of Grimston Hall (in Trimley St. Martin, Suffolk)
It appears that this John is often confused with Chief Justice Sir John of Cavendish Overhall, ancestor of the extant Dukes of Devonshire.
m. Christian
1. Roger Gernon alias Cavendish of Grimston Hall (a 1389, d after 12.1404)
  m. Alice Stratton (dau/heir of Geoffrey de Stratton of Stratton)
  A. Margaret Gernon or Cavendish
  Visitation (Sussex, 1530+1633-4, Spence) identiies the wife of Thomas Spence as the dau/heir of Roger Cavendish by Allice, dau/heir of Sir Godfrey Stratton. Visitation (Suffolk) identifies Margaret's husband as ...
  m. William Lowney or Leveney of Stratton Hall
  i. Margaret Leveney
  m. John (sb Thomas?) Shardelow of Stratton Hall
2. John Gernon alias Cavendish
  m. Elizabeth Brandon (dau of Sir William Brandon, m2. John Lenthorpe)
  A. Thomas Gernon alias Cavendish
  m. Agnes
i. Augustin Gernon alias Cavendish of Grimston Hall (d 1467-8)
  m. Elizabeth
  a. Sir Richard Gernon alias Cavendish of Grimston Hall (in Trimley) (d 07.01.1515)
  m. Elizabeth Grimston (b 17.11.1768, dau of Edward Grimston of Ipswich & Rishangles)
  (1) Sir Richard Cavendish 'of (Grimston Hall in) Trimley', Captain of Blackness (b c1493, d 12.03.1554)
  m. Beatrice Golde
  (A) William Cavendish of Grimston Hall (d by 1572)
  m. (1551) Mary Wentworth (dau of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Lord)
(i) Mary Cavendish (bpt 14.11.1552)
  m1. Roger Warren
  m2. William Cantrell
  (ii)+ other issue - William (dvp bur 19.06.1567), Augustin (bpt 23.01.1557, dvp bur 29.06.1563), Thomas (bpt 19.09.1560, dsp 1592, circumnavigator), Richard (bur 09.03.1558), Beatrice (bpt 30.03.1559, bur 23.06.1562), Margaret (bpt 22.06.1561, bur 26.01.1578), Anne (bpt 03.10.1562), Elizabeth (bpt 28.07.1567, bur 28.08.1567)
  (B) Richard Cavendish (a 1568, 1587)
  m. Anne Sands
  (i) Richard Cavendish (dvp bur 24.05.1559)
  (C) Mary Cavendish (d 11-12.1602)
  m. Thomas Felton of Playford & Ipswich (d 1577)
  BEB1841 (Felton of Playford) suggests that Mary was dau of Sir Richard by a dau of Sir William Brandon. However, Visitation shows that to be a confusion of generations.
  (D) Margaret Cavendish
  m. John St. Clere of Essex (probably son of Sir John of Frating)
  (2) (Sir) John Cavendish
  (3) Elizabeth Cavendish possibly sb Anne?
  m. _ Brightley
  (4) Anne Cavendish
  m. John or William Sands (Sandys)
  (5) Mary Cavendish
  m. _ Thorne
  b.+ other issue - Edward, Anne, Elizabeth, Katherine
  ii.+ other issue - John, William, Thomas, Elizabeth, Anne, Jane
3. Eleanor Gernon or Cavendish
  m. _ Bishop
4. Sara Gernon or Cavendish
  m. _ Chamberlain

Main source(s): Visitation (Suffolk, 1561, 'Gernon alias Cavendish of Grimston Hall')
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