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Families covered: Dacres of Cheshunt
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Believed to have descended from the noble Westmoreland house of Dacre was ...
Henry Dacres of Malfield (Mayfield), Staffordshire (alderman of London)
m1. Elizabeth (d 1530)
1. Robert Dacres of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire (d 1543-4, Master of Requests) the first mentioned by Visitation
  m. Elizabeth Monoux (dau of Sir George Monoux (Mannock), Lord Mayor of London)
A. George Dacres of Cheshunt (d 1580)
  m. Elizabeth Carew (dau of Sir Wymond Carew of Cornwall)
  i. Sir Thomas Dacres of Cheshunt (d 1615)
  m1. Katharine Coleshill of London and/or Essex
  a. Elizabeth Dacres
This Elizabeth is shown by Chauncy as daughter of Dorothy Pigot. Provisionally we follow Visitation in showing her as the only child of this marriage because Chauncy shows (also) a second Elizabeth as daughter of Dorothy.
  m. (1601) Richard Hale of Tuin (Tewin)
  m2. Dorothy Pigott (dau of Thomas Pigott of Doddeshall)
  b. Sir Thomas Dacres of Cheshunt (a 1634)
m. Martha Elmes (dau of Thomas Elmes of Lilford)
  (1) Sir Thomas Dacres 'of Cheshunt' 'of St. Andrew-in-le-Mott' (dvp)
  m. Elizabeth Austin (dau of Sir Robert Austin, 1st Bart of Bexley)
  (A) Sir Robert Dacres, last of Cheshunt (a 1675, 2nd son)
  m. Mary Bromewell (dau/heir of John Bromewell of London)
  (i) Anne Dacres
  m. Sir Thomas Smith of Clerkenwell
  (ii)+ other issue - Thomas, Robert, John, Martha, Elizabeth, Susan, Mary
  (B) Margaret Dacres
m. Sir John Whatton of Leicestershire
  (C) Anne Dacres (a 1700)
  m. Sir Robert Atkyns (Chief Baron of the Exchequer)
  (D)+ other issue - Thomas (dsp), John, Edward, Martha, Elizabeth, Christian
  (2) Sir Henry Dacres (4th son)
m1. Margaret Lever (dau of Sir Thomas Lever)
  m2. Katharine Goldsmith (dau of Sir Francis Goldsmith)
  (3) Frances Dacres
  m1. John Harris or Norris of Essex
  m2. W. Pristly
  (4) Susan Dacres
  m. Thomas Manning of Westram
(5) Elizabeth Dacres
  m. John Took of Wormly
  (6) Martha Dacres (b 1639-40, d 06.08.1655)
  m. John Dodderidge of Brembridge
  (7)+ other issue - John, Edward (dsp), George, Arthur, Richard, Robert, Charles
  c. Edward Dacres (4th son)
  m. Arabella Hawkins (relict of Sir H. Atkins)
  d. George Dacres
  m. Lucy Browne (dau of Sir John Browne of Lincolnshire)
  This was possibly the George of Cheshunt who was father of ...
  (1) Anne Dacres (d by 1697)
  m1. Sir Robert Jason of Broad Somerford, 2nd Bart (bpt 1640, d 1687)
  m2. Samuel Bretton
  e. Mary Dacres
m. Luke Garnon
  f. Susan Dacres
  m. Thomas Lucy
  g. Elizabeth Dacres
  m. Ed. Tate
  h. Prudence Dacres
  m. Robert Dewhurst
  j. Ursula Dacres
  m. Sir Edward Atkins (baron of the Ezchequer)
j.+ other issue - Henry, Robert/Richard (dsp)
  ii. Arthur Dacres
  iii. Robert Dacres
  m. Anne Maxie of Essex
  iv. Walter Dacres
  m. _ Upton
  v. Margaret Dacres
  m1. George Garrard
  m2. Sir Henry Savil
  vi. Elizabeth Dacres (a 1617) possibly of this generation
m. Christopher Hampden of Wendover (bpt 24.06.1560, bur 20.06.1628)
  B. Dorothy Dacres
  m. _ FitzRalph (Chamberlain of Gedney)
2. Alice Dacres (d 1558) apparently of this generation
  m. Robert Cheeseman of Dormans Well (d 1547, MP)
3. Ann Dacres (d 22.08.1563) probably of this generation
  Ann's marriages are confirmed by HoP ("Sir John Pakington") and a report on the probate of Sir John's will, a copy of which may be seen here, kindly brought to our attention by a contributor, OWC (08.05.12)) which also identifies her children.
  m1. Robert Fairthwaite of London
  A. Martin Fairthwaite
  B. Elizabeth Fairthwaite
  m. Nicholas Tichborne of Roydon
  i. Elizabeth Tichborne apparently of this generation
  m. James Glasier of Chester
  m2. Sir John Pakington (d 1560, judge)
4. Eleanor Dacres probably of this generation
  m. George Rolle of London then Stevenstone (b by 1486, d 20.11.1552)
m2. Alice

Main source(s):
(1) 'The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire', vol 1 (1826), by Sir Henry Chauncy, with thanks to a contributor (OWC, 08.05.12) for bringing this to our attention
(2) Visitation (Hertfordshire, 1634, Dacres of Cheshunt) with just trivial support from VCH (Hertfordshire, vol 3, Parishres: Cheshunt)
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