'Harford1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Harford of Blaise Castle, Harford of Bosbury, Harford of Bristol, Harford of Frenchay, Harford of Marshfield, Harford of Stapleton

Commoners reported that "The Harfords are of great antiquity. The "cunabula gentis" was Bosbury, in Herefordshire, in the church of which, there are several ancient and handsome monuments of the famly, exhibiting their armorial bearings. The branch we are about to treat of migrated from Marshfield, in Gloucestershire, and settled at Britsol in the course of the seventeenth century."
John Harford of Bosbury (b c1504, d 30.08.1559)
m. Anne Scrope (dau of Richard Scrope of Castlecombe)
1. Richard Harford of Bosbury (dsp before 26.05.1576)
  m1. Katherine Purefoy (dau of William Purefoy of Northamptonshire, (widow of _ Viner?))
  m2. Martha Fox (dau of Charles Fox of Bromfield, m2. Michael Hopton of Canon From, m3. John Barrow of Awer)
2. Anthony Harford of Bosbury (4th son)
  m. Elizabeth Drew (d 10.07.1590)
  A.+ 2 sons and 3 daughters
3. Henry Harford of Boreham in Warminstesr, Wiltshire (bur 06.04.1615)
  m1. ???
  A. Henry Harford
  i. Robert Harford
  a. William Harford of Marshfield
  (1) Margaret Harford
  m. _ Barnet
  b. John Harford of Marshfield
  (1) Thomas Harford of Marshfield (a 09.1657)
  (A) Thomas Harford of Marshfield (b 1646, d 05.1710)
(B) Charles Harford of Bristol (d before 1723)
  (i) Edward Harford of Bristol (d before 13.09.1716, 2nd son) had issue (see below)
  m. Elizabeth Jones (dau of Charles Jones, grandson of Hugh Jones, Bishop of Llandaff))
  (ii)+ other issue (a 1723) - 1 son and 2 daughters
It appears that, presumably after further research, BLG1952 disagrees with Commoners as to exactly how Edward, son of Charles, fitted into this family.
  ii.+ other issue including Anne
  m2. Alice Bradstone
  B. Bridstock Harford (a 1686)
  m. Elizabeth Hereford (dau of Richard Hereford of Sufton)
  i. Bridstock Harford (d 20.04.1683, MP for Hereford)
  m1. Catharine Read (d 05.03.1665, sister of Sir Compton Read, Bart of Shipton)
  a. Bridstock Harford, Mayor of Hereford (dsp 18.06.1713)
  m2. (sp) Dorothy Davies (dau/coheir of John Davies of Monachtie, widow of John Vaughan of Hergest)
  m3. Elizabeth Brydges (dau of Thomas Brydges of Old Colwall, relict of John Dennet of Bosbury)
  b. Mary Harford (b 14.10.1681)
  m1. (07.03.1706) James Jones of Kington (d 1713, Colonel)
  m2. Edward Broughton of Kington
4. Mary Harford
  m. John Webb (d before 1575)
5. Jane Harford
  m. Sir William Scudamore of Thructon
6. Anne Harford
  m. John Aberford
7.+ other issue - Nathaniel (b c1527, dsp bur 30.12.1632), John (dsp)



William Harford of Marshfield (a 1602)
m. Margaret (bur 05.10.1602)
1. Mark Harford (or Harvorde) (bpt 07.03.1570), bur 12.11.1652)
  m1. (15.01.1601) Ellen Alsopp (dsp bur 08.10.1626)
  m2. ??
  A. Thomas Harford of Marshfield had issue
B. Charles Harford (or Harvorde) of Bristol (bpt 17.05.1631, d 06.12.1709)
  BLG1886 starts with this Charles other than to identify him as 2nd son of Thomas of Marshfield, which is consistent with Commoners, and then continues essentially as below albeit without naming Charles's wives and, like Commoners, only naming his son Edward and identifying him as the 2nd son. This section follows BLG1952 which, as mentioned above, appears to have disproved the ancestry of this Charles.
  m1. (22.03.1656) Mary Bushe
  i. Edward Harford of Bristol (b 03.05.1658, dvp 28.08.1705)
  m. (10.10.1689) Elizabeth Jones (bur 07.06.1758, dau of Charles Jones, grandson of Hugh Jones, Bishop of Llandaff)
  a. Edward Harford of Bristol (b 12.09.1691, d 24.12.1779, 2nd son)
  m. (15.10.1716) Elizabeth Lloyd (d 16.06.1729, dau of Edward Lloyd of Stoke Bishop, Bristol)
(1) Edward Harford of Frenchay (b 25.12.1720, d 28.04.1806)
  m. (07.03.1747) Sarah Scandrett (d 1776, dau/heir of John Scandrett of Yorkshire) @@ below
  (A) John Scandrett Harford of Blaise Castle in Henbury, Bristol (b 10.04.1754, d 23.01.1815, 2nd son)
  m. (09.02.1780) Mary Gray (dau of Abraham Gray of Tottenham High Cross)
  (i) John Scandrett Harford of Blaise Castle, Sheriff of Cardiganshire (b 09.10.1785, dsp 16.04.1866, 2nd son)
  m. (31.08.1812) Louisa Davis (d 04.1872, dau of Richard Hart Davis)
  (ii) Abraham Gray Harford, later Harford-Battersby of Stoke House (b 01.11.1786, d 07.05.1851) had issue
  m. (11.05.1816) Elizabeth Grey Dundas (d 23.01.1823, dau of Maj. Gen. Thomas Dundas of Fingask & Carron Hall)
  (iii) Alfred Harford (b 1792, d 08.1856, rector of Hutton, vicar of Locking, 6th son) had issue (1 dau)
  m. (01.1851) Emily Taverner (dau of John Taverner)
  (iv) William Henry Harford of Barley Wood in Wrington, Somerset (b 1793, d c10.1877) had issue
  m. (01.1826) Emily King (d 1832, dau of John King of London)
  (v)+ other issue (d unm) - Edward Gray (b 1783, d 1804), Charles Grey of Bryntirion (b 1788, d 1856), Frederic (b 09.1790, d 12.01.1812), Mary (b 1782, d 1809), Elizabeth (b 1784, d 1789)
  (B)+ other issue - Edward (b 1753, d unm 1777), Charles Edward (b 1762, d unm 1787), 4 daughters (d young)
  b. Mark Harford of Frenchay, Gloucestershire (b 1700, d 1788)
  m. (1734-5) Love Andrews (d 1777, dau of Col. John Andrews of Hill House, Gloucestershire)
  (1) Mark Harford of Stoke Bishop (b 1738, dvp)
  m. (1762) Sarah Lloyd (d 1798, dau of Samuel Lloyd)
  (A) Samuel Lloyd Harford (b 1766, dsp)
  m. (1789) Elizabeth Sanders (dau of John Sanders of Exeter)
  (B) Edward Lloyd Harford (b 1775, 3rd son)
  (i)+ issue including Samuel (dsp)
  (C) Susannah Harford (b 1765)
  m. George Bush
  (D)+ other issue - Mark (b 1768, dsp), Sarah (b 1770, d unm)
  c. Charles Harford (b 1704)
  m1. (1738) Mary Beck (d 1742, dau of Joseph Beck of Frenchay)
  (1) Charles Joseph Harford of Stapleton, Gloucestershire (b 1764, d 1830)
  m. (1795) Mary Coffin (d 1798, dau of Nathaniel Coffin, widow of J. Marchant of Falmouth, New England)
  (A) Charles Joseph Harford (b 1797, dsp 1838, Captain)
  (B) Henry Charles Harford of Stapleton House & Frenchay Lodge, Gloucestershire (b 1798, d 1879) had issue
  m1. (1825) Susan Harriet Brice (d 1868, dau/heir of Samuel Brice of Frenchay)
  m2. (1869, sp?) Charlotte Harriet Jones (dau of Thomas Jones of Stapleton House)
  m2. (1745) Rachel Reeve (dau of John Reeve, m2. Thomas Crosby)
  (2) Elizabeth Harford (b 1724, d unm 1760)
  d. Elizabeth Harford (b 1693)
  m. (1712) Richard Summers
  e. Anne Harford (b 1696-7, d 1765)
  m. (1728) George Tulley
  f. Mary Harford (b 1698, d 1770)
  m. (1734-5) Francis Browne
  g. Martha Harford (b 1699)
  m. (1720) William Bridges
h.+ other issue - Charles (b 1690, bur 1703), Anne (b/d 1695), Sarah (b 1702-3, d young)
  ii. Mary Harford (b 1665)
  m. (1685) Abraham Lloyd of Winterbourne
  iii. Martha Harford (b 1667, d 1736)
  m. (1688) John Scandrett (d 1740)
  a. John Scandrett of Yorkshire (d 173)
  m. (04.1720) Elizabeth Parks (dau/coheir of Richard Parks of Old Park, Wednesbury)
  (1) Sarah Scandrett (b 1725, d 1776)
  m. (07.03.1747) Edward Harford of Frenchay (d 28.04.1806) @@ above
  b. Charles Scandrett
  m. (1724) Mary Lloyd (dau of Edward Lloyd of Stoke Bishop)
  (1) John Scandrett (a 1769)
  c. Christopher Scandrett (dsp 1738)
  d. Martha Scandrett (bur 18.03.1771)
  m. (11.05.1727) William Battersby, formerly of Evesham (d 1744)
  (1) William Battersby (b 09.03.1732, dsp 03.1812)
  m. (1776) Sophia Evans (d 1815)
  iv.+ other issue (dvp) - Mark (b 1664, d 1707), John (b 1666, d 1670)
  m2. (16.04.1671) Elizabeth Cox (d 06.03.1706)
  C.+ other issue - Edward of Marshfield (bpt 1632, d 1656), John (bpt 1636)

Main source(s): Commoners (vol IV, Harford of Blaise Castle), BLG1952 (Harford of Horton), BLG1886 (Harford of Falcondale)
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