'Congreve01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Congreve of Aldermaston, Congreve of Congreve, Congreve of Stretton

Richard Congreve of Stretton
m. Agnes Harpur (dau of John Harpur of Rushall)
1. Ralfe Congreve of Stretton
  m. Agnes Erdeswick (dau of Hugh Erdeswick of Sanden)
  A. John Congreve of Stretton 'and Congreve'
  m. Dorothy Giffard (dau of Sir John Giffard of Chillington)
i. Francis Congreve of Stretton
  m. ?? Fowke (dau of ?? Fowke of Brewood)
  a. Thomas Congreve of Stretton 'and Congreve' (a 1614)
  m. Elizabeth Fowke (dau of Roger Fowke of Gunston)
(1) Francis Congreve of Stretton (d 19.05.1619)
  m. Dorothy Brook (dau of Richard Brook of Lapley)
  (A) Richard Congreve of Congreve & Stretton (b c1610, a 1680) - continued below
  m. Anne Fitzherbert (dau of Anthony Fitzherbert of Norbury)
  (B) John Congreve
  m. Virtue Workeman of Ireland
  (C) Mary Congreve
  m. Thomas Chetwynd of Heywood (d 09.1641)
  (D) Dorothy Congreve
  m. Thomas Windsome of Wolverhampton
  (E) Elizabeth Congreve
  m. Anthony Colwick of Stede
  (F)+ other issue (dsp) - Edward, Thomas, Francis
  (2) Isabel Congreve
  m. Robert Peirse
(3) Elizabeth Congreve
  m. Thomas Whitton
  (4) Mary Congreve
  m. Edward Reeve
  (5)+ other issue - Roger, Thomas, Margaret
  ii. Elizabeth Congreve
  m. Thomas Underhill of Ettington
  iii. Ursula Congreve
  m. William Underhill of Hunnington
  iv. Dorothy Congreve
  m. Robert Brokesby of Leicestershire



Richard Congreve of Congreve & Stretton (b c1610, a 1680) - continued above
m. Anne Fitzherbert (dau of Anthony Fitzherbert of Norbury)
1. John Congreve of Congreve and Stretton (b 18.06.1636)
  m. Mary Nichols (dau of Thomas Nichols or Nicholls of Boycot or Boycott)
  A. John Congreve of Congreve and Stretton (b 25.12.1666, d 1728)
  m. Abigail Harwood (dau of John Harwood or Harewood of Shrewsbury)
  i. William Congreve of Congreve and Stretton (dsp 1779)
  m. Jane Waller
  ii. Richard Congreve, later of Congreve (d 27.07.1782, Rev., youngest son)
  m. Martha Jones (dau of John Jones of Fynnant)
a. William Congreve of Congreve and Aldermaston Hall (b 02.03.1777, dsp)
  m. (11.07.1799) Mary Pepperell (dau of Sir William Pepperell, Bart)
  b. Richard Congreve of Congreve, Aldermaston and Burton (b 02.08.1778, d 22.11.1857) had issue
  m. (08.12.1801) Mary Ann Birch (d 05.08.1820, dau of George Birch of Hampstead Hall)
  c. Marianne Congreve of Iscoyd or Iswyd Park (d unm 1871)
  iii. 7 sons including Charles Walter (d unm 1777, archdeacon of Armagh)
  B. Ralph Congreve, Lt. Governor of Gilbraltar (b 03.02.1668, Colonel, 3rd son)
  m. (1717) Anne Hanmer (sister of Col. William Hanmer)
  i. Ralph Congreve of Aldermaston (dsp, MP)
  m. Charlotte Stawell (dau of William Stawell of Aldermaston, 3rd Lord of Somerton)
  ii. Anne Congreve (d unm)
  C. William Congreve (b 1676, Colonel)
  m. Mary Nicholls
  i. Thomas Congreve (b 01.11.1714)
  m. (06.05.1740) Anne Catherine Handasyd (dau of Clifford Handasyd)
  a. Sir William Congreve, 1st Bart (d 30.04.1814, Lt. General)
  m1. Rebecca Elmstone (dau of Fleet Elmstone)
  (1) Sir William Congreve, 2nd Bart (d 16.05.1828) had issue (1 son who dsp?)
  m. (12.1824) Isabella Charlotte ?? (relict of Henry Nisbett MacEvoy)
  (2) Thomas Ralph Congreve (d 1833, Lt. Colonel)
  (3) Anne Catherine Penelope Congreve
  m. John Schneider of Southgate
  (4) Charlotte Congreve
  m. _ Maclean (General)
  m2. (sps) Julia Elizabeth Oliver (dau of Daniel Oliver of Blackheath, widow of Gen. Eyre)
  D.+ other issue - Thomas, Charles (b 02.12.1667, had issue), Richard, Francis, Anne (a 04.1663), Mary (a 04.1663)
2. William Congreve (a 1680, Colonel, to Ireland)
  m. Mary Browning (dau of Walter Browning)
  A. William Congreve (b 24.01.1670, d unm 19.01.1729, playwright & dramatist)
  Probably William's most famous quotations are: "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned" and "Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast".
3. Elizabeth Congreve
  m. John Gaywood of Bishops Offley
4.+ other issue - Thomas (d unm), Martha, Mary, Francis, Gertrude, Carola, Anne

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (H. Sydney Grazebrook 1885, Staffordshire, 1663-4, Congreve of Stretton)
(2) For lower section : BP1934 (Congreve), Commoners (vol i, Congreve of Congreve and Aldermanston), BP1870 (Congreve) with some support from Visitation (Staffordshire, 1664-1700, Congreve)
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