'Flower01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Flower of Ashbrook, Flower of Durrow, Flower of Oakham, Flower of Whitwell

William Flower mentioned by Visitation
1. William Flower or Flore of Oakham, Sheriff of Rutland (a 1386) the first mentioned by Lodge
  m. Elena
  A. Sir Roger Flower (d c1424, Speaker of the House of Commons)
  m1. Catherine Dalby (dau/coheir of William Dalby of Exton)
i. Thomas Flower of Oakham, Sheriff of Rutland (d 06.12.1473)
  m. Agnes Saltby (dau/heir of Richard Saltby of Lincolnshire by dau/heir of John Tansley)
  a. Roger Flower of Oakham & Whitwell
  m. Jane Fraunces (dau/coheir of Sir John Fraunces of Burley by Isabell, dau/coheir of John Plessington of Burley)
  (1) Sir Richard Flower of Whitwell (Rutland), Sheriff of Berkshire then Rutland (d 16.09.1523)
  m1. Elizabeth Tessington (dau of Sir John Tessington of Stamford)
  The following is partly supported by VCH (Rutland, vol 2, Parishes: Whitwell).
  (A) Roger Flower of Whitwell (d 1527)
m. Dorothy Conyers (dau of Reginald Conyers of Wakerly, m2. Andrew Noel of Dalby & Brooke)
  (i) Richard Flower of Whitwell (d 1540)
  m. Alice Harrington (dau of Sir John Harrington of Exton)
  (a) John Flower of Whitwell, Sheriff of Rutland (b c1535, d 1612)
  m. Margery (probably not Mary) Colley (dau of Anthony Colley of Glaston by Catharine, dau of Sir William Skeffington of Skeffington)
  ((1)) John Flower of Whitwell & Little Hambleton (b c1562, a 1618, 2nd son)
  m. Jane Sheldon (dau of Rafe Sheldon of Beeley)
  ((A)) John Flower
  ((2)) Ann Flower
  m. Robert Kay of Woodsome
  ((3)) Alice Flower
  m. Charles Segrave
  ((4))+ other issue - Roger (d young), Mary
  m2. Elizabeth Brookesby (dau of William Brookesby or Brokesby of Leicestershire)
  (B) George Flower (5th son of this marriage)
  m. Margaret Salisbury (dau of John Salisbury)
  (i) Francis Salisbury
  m1/2. Constance Colne (dau of John Colne)
  m2/1. Catherine Boteller (dau of Sir John Botteler of Hatfield Woodhall)
  Lodge does not name Francis's wife. Visitation ends by naming 2 wives but does not identify which was mother of Francis's children. Accordingly, we do not know which wife was mother of ...
(a) Sir George Flower, Governor & Constable of Waterford Castle (a 1627)
  Lodge mentions only 1 son of Sir George, the following Sir William, and then shows Sir William as father by his 1st wife of Thomas of Durrow, Henry, William & Alice and father by his 2nd wife of Anne. However, BP1934 starts with the following Sir William and then identifies Thomas of Durrow as Sir William's nephew, being son of John. We follow BP1934 but are therefore left uncertain on the parentage of Henry, William, Alice & Anne. Because Lodge mentions that, in his will, Thomas of Durrow refers to his brother Captain William, we show him as a child of John but (provisionally) we leave the others as children of Sir William.
  ((1)) Sir William Flower
  m1. Frances Weldon (d 26.12.1673, dau of Walter Weldon of St. John's Bower, widow of William Savage (son of Sir Arthur of Rheban))
  ((A)) Henry Flower (dsp 06.09.1678, Lt. Colonel)
  m. (1654) Anne Hawtrey
  ((B)) Alice Flower
  m. Richard Jones
  m2. ??
  ((C)) Ann Flower
  m. Robert Mercer of Dublin
  ((2)) John Flower
  ((A)) Thomas Flower of Durrow, co. Kilkenny - continued below
  m1. (17.01.1683) Mary Temple (dau of Sir John Temple)
  m2. _ Jeffreys of Brecknock
  ((B)) William Flower (Captain)
  ((C)) Elizabeth Flower
  m. _ Jeffreys
  ((3)) Elizabeth Flower aunt of Thomas, presumed paternal rather than maternal
  m. _ Pitt
  (C)+ "many children"
  ii. daughter
  m. Sir Henry Plessington of Burley
  iii.+ 4 sons
  m2. Cecily name found in VCH



Thomas Flower of Durrow, co. Kilkenny - continued above
m1. (17.01.1683) Mary Temple (dau of Sir John Temple, sister of Henry, Viscount Palmerston)
1. William Flower of Durrow, 1st Lord of Castle Durrow (bpt 11.03.1685, d 29.04.1746)
  m. Edith Caulfield (dau of Toby Caulfield of Clone)
  A. Henry Flower, 1st Viscount Ashbrook (b 25.06.1744, d 30.08.1780, 2nd son)
  m. (03.1740) Elizabeth Tatton (d 10.02.1759, dau of Lt. General William Tatton of Hillingdon, sister of Colonel Nevill Tatton)
i. William Flower, 2nd Viscount Ashbrook (b 25.06.1744, d 30.08.1780)
  m. (1766) Elizabeth Ridge (b 18.07.1746, d 22.02.1808, dau of Thomas Ridge of Oxfordshire ("a waterman"), sister of William, m2. Rev. John Jones)
  a. William Flower, 3rd Viscount Ashbrook (b 19.10.1767, d unm 06.01.1802)
  b. Henry Jeffrey Flower, 4th Viscount Ashbrook (b 06.11.1776, d 04.05.1847)
  m1. (26.05.1802) Deborah Susannah Freind (d 24.03.1810, dau/heir of Rev. William Freind of Chinnor, granddau/heir of Thomas Walker of Woodstock)
  (1) Henry Flower, 5th Viscount Ashbrook (b 17.06.1806, d 03.08.1871) had issue
  m. (07.06.1828) Frances Robinson (b c1803, d 15.06.1886, Sir John Robinson, Bart)
(2) Susan Sophia Flower (d 06.11.1864)
  m1. (21.05.1824) Rev. William Robinson (d 12.1834, son of Sir John, Bart)
  m2. (02.08.1836) W. Wilson Campbell of Castle Port Stewart
  (3) Caroline Flower (d 17.04.1840)
  m. (26.03.1829) Henry Every of Eggington
  m2. (22.06.1812) Emily Theophila Metcalf (b 1802-3, d 15.06.1886, dau of Sir Thomas Metcalf, 1st Bart, by Susannah Debonnaire)
  (4) Charlotte Augusta Flower (d 20.04.1850)
  m. (10.06.1846) George (Spencer-Churchill), 4th Duke of Marlborough
c. Elizabeth Flower (d 01.04.1847)
  m. (10.11.1789) Francis Warneford of Warneford Place
  d. Harriet Flower (dsp 14.01.1813)
  m1. (11.03.1792) Hon. Rev. John Ellis Agar (dsp 13.01.1792)
  m2. (20.07.1798) Pryse Pryse (d 01.01.1849, MP)
  e.+ other issue (d unm) - Caroline, Sophia (d 28.02.1794)
  ii. Elizabeth Flower (b 26.01.1741, d unm 1831)
  iii. Mary Flower (b 12.02.1747)
  m. (08.01.1788) John Nichol (rector of Remenham)
  B. Rebecca Flower
  m. (06.07.1741) James Agar (MP)
  C.+ other issue (d young) - Jeffrey (bpt 26.09.1717), daughter
2. Mary Flower (d unm)
m2. _ Jeffreys of Brecknock
3.+ other issue - Jeffreys, Catherine (bpt 09.12.1694, d young)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Lodge (vol 5 (1789), Flower, Viscount Ashbrook) with some support from Visitation (Rutland, 1618-9, Flower)
(2) For lower section : BP1934 (Ashbrook), Lodge (vol 5 (1789), Flower, Viscount Ashbrook)
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