'Foxley1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Foxley of Blakesley, Foxley of Foxley (Northamptonshire)

It appears that there were a number of different places called Foxley, including one in Wiltshire and another in Norfolk. The village relevant to this family was in Northamptonshire but it appears to have been deserted, possibly as the result of enclosures. For the 1564 Visitation, Metcalfe identifies the arms of this family as "Gules, two bars Argent, a crescent for difference" but reports them in the 1618 Visitation as not having that difference.
John Foxley of Foxley, Northamptonshire
m. Elizabeth
1. Thomas Foxley of Foxley 'of Blakesley'
  m. Margaret Lovett (dau of Thomas Lovett of Astwell)
  A. John Foxley of Foxley
m. Margaret Jocelyn (heir)
  i. Francis Foxley of Foxley
  m. Mary Dryden (dau of John Dryden of Chanons Abbey)
  a. John Foxley of Foxley (a 1618)
  m. Alice Lambert (dau of John Lambert of Buckingham)
  b. Elizabeth Foxley
  m. Timothy Saunders of Bedworth
  c. Agnes Foxley
  m. Robert Giles of Stow
  d. Frances Foxley
m. Knightley Dudley of Haringworth
  e. Sara Foxley shown in some web sites as the Sarah (bur 31.05.1636) who married ...
  m. Newdigate Poyntz (bpt 06.11.1608, d 04.08.1643)
  f.+ other issue - Thomas, George, Francis, William, Edward, Mary, Emma
  ii. Dorothy Foxley
  m. John Wyatt of Aylsbury
  B. Nicholas Foxley of Blakesley, Northamptonshire
  m1. Frances Catlyn (dau of Robert Catlyn of Randes or Rands)
i. John Goxley
  m2. Emma Small (dau of Nicholas Small or Smalley of London)
  ii. Michael Foxley of Blakesley (a 1618)
  m. Felice Avis (dau of Simon Avis of Adstone)
  a.+ issue (a 1618) - William (b c1610), Elizabeth, Emma
  iii. Jane Foxley probably the Jane who married ...
  m. William Halford of Welham
iv. Amphilis Foxley
  m. William Avery of Filongley
  v.+ other issue - Peter (dsp), William (dsp), Nicholas of Basset House in Leicestershire (a 1618)
  C. Richard Foxley
  D. Elizabeth Foxley
  m. John Huxley of London (grocer)
  E. Jane Foxley
  m. John Knowsley of London (goldsmith)
  F. Anne Foxley
  m. Anthony Shuckburgh of Shuckburgh (d 1594)
  G. Ursula Foxley (bur 24.07.1597)
m. (11.06.1561) Robert Bretton of Teeton (d 24.03.1596-7)
2. daughter
  m. Sir George Lawson of Yorkshire
3. Elizabeth Foxley
  m. _ Walcott of Yorkshire
4. daughter
  m. _ Gibson of Radclif (Middlesex)
5. Blanch Foxley
  m. Leonard Worceley of Kinton
6. Jane Foxley probably of this generation
  m. John Wolcott of Chudley (b c1482, d 1548)
7.+ other issue including John

Main source(s): Visitation (Walter Metcalfe 1887, Northamptonshire, 1564 ('Foxley of Blakesley') + 1618 ('Foxley of Foxley and Blakesley'))
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