'Essington1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Essington of Cowley, Essington of Essington, Essington of Gossington, Essington of London

(1) MGH reports that "The Family of Essington of Essington in Staffordshire (spelt Estlington, Esnynton, etc.) seem to have been substantially placed in Staffordshire in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries".
(2) As noted below, different branches of this family bore different arms. That indicates that they were not aware of a common ancestor who had a right to bear arms.
Rotscelinus de Essingtonn (a temp William the Conqueror who r. 1066-1087)
1. Robert fitzRorscelini (a temp Henry I who r. 1100-1135)
  A. Robert Essington (a temp Henry 2 who r. 1154-1199)
i. Robert de Essington of Essington (a temp Henry 3 who r. 1216-1272)
  a. Robert Essington of Essington (a temp Edward I who r. 1272-1307)
  (1) Robert de Essington of Essington (a temp Edward I who r. 1307-1327)
  (A) Robert Essington (a temp Edward 3 who r. 1327-1377)
  (i) John Essington (a 1426)
  (a) William Essington (a 1446)
  ((1)) William Essington (a 1475) - continued below
We presume that the undermentioned Robert was connected to the above family. We speculate that the connection came at this generation. Robert and his family are given on MGH (NS5 vol 3 (1918), 'Cawood', p167). This was one of the sections first uploaded to the Draft version of this page on 23.01.22.
  b ?? Essington
  (1) ?? Essington
  (A) Robert Essington of London (d 01.1568, bridgemaster & leatherseller)
  m. (c06.1541) Jane Cawood (d before 15.05.1576, dau of Walter Cawood)
  (i) Katherine Essington (bpt 09.02.1553, d 16.15.1598)
  m1. Thomas Gwynn
  m2. William Forsett
  m3. William Brydges (of the Inner Temple)
  (ii)+ other issue - Anthony (bpt 14.10.1545), Emanuell (bpt 06.12.1546), Robert (bpt 14.12.1550), Susan (bpt 18.08.1548), Martha (bpt 03.11.1549, a 1576)



William Essington (a 1475) - continued above
1. John Essington (a 1501)
  A. John Essington of Cowley (near Essington, Gloucestershire)
  MGH (NS4 vol 2), used for the earlier generations, identifies John merely as "first son". He is the first mentioned by both Visitation (London, 1634, 'Essington'), which supports the following (some of which was first launched on 13.11.21 within a Temporary page), and MGH (NS5 vol 5) which identifies their arms as "Sable, five fusils crosswise or".
  i. John Essington of Cowley (d before 29.05.1595)
  m. Elizabeth Reding (d before 05.02.1613-4, dau of Roger Reding or Ruding)
  a. Robert Essington of Cowley (d before 08.10.1625) had issue
  m. Dorothy Bridges (dau of Lawrence Bridges (Bridger?) of Slymbridge) ## sister below? ##
  b. Thomas Essington (dsp)
c. Edward Essington of Langley Burrell
  m. Sarah Roberts (d before 08.04.1659, dau of John Roberts of Chippenham)
  d. William Essington of London (a 1634)
  m1. Martha Hayes (dau of Sir Thomas Hayes, Lord Mayor of London)
  (1) Thomas Essington of London & Brightwell Hall, Sheriff of Suffolk (d before 19.01.1673-4)
  m. Anne Janson (a 12.1658, dau of John Janson (I'Anson) of Ashby Ledgers by Susan Stone)
  (A) John Essington, last of Brightwell Hall
  (B) Martha Essington (b 1648-9)
  m. (29.06.1671) Daniel Mercer
  (C)+ other issue - Samuel, Thomas (b 11.04.1651, d 26.08.1656), Hannah (b 1643, d 11.09.1660), Anne (bpt 19.06.1647, d 27.07.1667)
  m2. Hester Jones (dau of Sir Roger Jones (Alderman of London)
  (2) Sarah Essington
m. Hugh Forth
  (3) Anne Essington
  m. Francis Clarke
  (4) Hester Essington
  m1. John Tutchin (b 1624-5, d 25.08.1658, son of William)
  This was possibly the Hester who (also) married ...
  m2. Randle Dod of Edge (b 1632-3, bur 19.06.1679)
  (5) Mary Essington (but 07.11.1663)
  m. Richard Terrick of Clayton Griffith (b 1633-4, a 04.1663)
  (6)+ other issue - William (a 1649), John (a 1634)
  e. Roger Essington
  m. Elizabeth Macy
  f. Joan Essington
  m. Thomas Taysane
  g. Anne Essington
  m. James Maey
  h. Ursula Essington
  m. Richard Ellerne
  We speculate that the following Thomas was of the next generation. The following comes from MGH (NS5 vol 4 (1922), 'Pedigree of Essington', p27) which extends what is supported by Visitation (Gloucester, 1682, 'Essington of Slymbridge') which identfies the arms of the family as "Three spear heads erect in fess". This was one of the sections first uploaded to the Draft version of this page on 23.01.22.
  ii. Thomas Essington of Cowley
  a. John Essington of Cowley (d c1618)
m. Anne Bridger (dau of Laurence Bridger (sb Bridges?) of Slimbridge) ## sister above? ##
  (1) William Essington of Gossington Hall in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire (b c1607, d 1680)
  m. Alice Long (dau of Walter Long of Ashleworth)
  (A) John Essington of Gossington Hall (b c1646, a 1682)
  m. Elizabeth Haslewood (dau of Francis Haslewood of Uphenham)
  (i) William Essington (b c1666, a 1686)
  (ii) John Essington 'of Ashlyns' (b c1668, d before 03.02.1740-1)
  m1. (c08.1697) Margaret Godfrey (b c1657, d 18.03.1701, dau of John Godfrey, sister/heir of Thomas of London)
  (a) Margaretta Esington (b 1702)
  m. (c05.1727 (1725?)) Gerald de Courcy, Baron of Kingsale (b 1700)
  m2. Mary
  (2) John Essington (d unm)
  (3) Martha Essington
  m. Walter Holman of Gloucester
  (4) Elizabeth Essington
  m. Henry Ferribee of Chippenham

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : MGH (NS4 vol2 (1908), 'The Family of Essington', p1+)
(2) For lower section : MGH (NS5 vol 5 (1925), 'The Family of Essington', p15+) with input/support as reported above
[As reported above, parts of the above were originally launched in a Draft version of this page on 23.01.22.]
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