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Families covered: Hesketh of Aughton, Hesketh of Hesketh, Hesketh of Poolton, Hesketh of Rufford

There is some contradiction between sources with the early generations of this family. Visitation (Flower, Lancashire, 1567, 'Hesketh of Rufford') starts with Sir William Heskethe father of Thomas of Rufford father (by _dau of Massy of Rixton) of Robert father (by Grace Phyton of Fawseworthe) of Thomas of Rufford and also Richard, William (Bishop of Man), daughter (m. Richard Awghton of the Myles) & daughter (m. Sir Henry Kyghley of Ingkippe) with Thomas of Rufford being father by Grace (dau of Sir John Towneley of Towneley) of William (dsp) and father by Alice (dau of Christopher Haworthe) of Sir Robert (m. Grace, dau of Sir John Towneley of Towneley), Charles (3rd son) & Helene (m. Laurence Towneley of Barnshed). Foster shows 2 more generations but they are not disputed. The following comes from our Main Sources for this page, both of which start with ...
Richard de Heskayth
1. William de Heskayth
  m. (1298?) Anabilia Stafford (dau of Richard Stafford by Anabilla)
  A. William de Heskayth
  m. Elbora de Totleworth (dau/heir of Richard de Totleworth by Isabell, dau/coheir of Richard de Totleworth of Totleworth)
  i. Sir William de Heskayth of Heskaith & Beconsawe
  m. (1275-6) Mawde Fytton (dau/coheir of Richard Fytton of Great Harwood)
  a. Thomas de Heskayth of Hesketh
  m. Alles de Bispam (dau of Warnig de Bispam of Bispam)
  (1) Sir John de Heskayth of Hesketh
  m. Alice Fytton, heiress of Rufford (dau/heir of Edmound Fytton by Ales)
  (A) Sir William de Heskayth of Hesketh, Rufford, etc. (a 1355)
  m. Marcilla (dau/coheir of _ Twenge alias Dodingsells of Kendall)
  (i) Thomas Heskaith of Hesketh
m. Margaret Banester (dau/coheir of Thomas Banester of Newton & Walton)
  (a) Nicholas Hesketh of Hesketh (d 1415, 2nd son)
  m. Margaret Minshull (d 1417-8, coheir)
  ((1)) Sir Thomas Hesketh of Rufford (d 1459)
  m. (1417-8) Sibill Laurance (dau/coheir of Sir Robert Laurance)
  ((A)) Hugh Hesketh of Rufford (dspl)
  ((B)) Thomas Hesketh of Hesketh & Rufford (d 08.10.1463) - continued below
  m. Margaret Masseye (dau of Hamnet Masseye or Rixton)
  ((C)) Nicholas Hesketh
  (b)+ other issue - Robert (dsp), Gilbert (had issue)
  (ii) William de Heskaith of Beconsow/Beconsawe
  (2) Richard de Heskaythe
  (A) Stephen de Haskaith had issue
  (3)+ other issue - Robert (dsp), Eillism
  b. Adam de Haskayth of Rufford
  (1) William de Haskayth had issue
  m. Ales
  ii. Adam Heskayth
  m. Mawd Fleming (dau of William Fleming of Wath)
  iii. John Heskayth



Thomas Hesketh of Hesketh & Rufford (d 08.10.1463) - continued above
m. Margaret Masseye (dau of Hamnet Masseye or Rixton)
1. Robert Hesketh of Hesketh & Rufford (d 01.01.1480)
  m. Alice Booth (d 17.09.1498, dau of Sir Robert Booth of Dunham Massey)
  A. Sir Richard Hesketh (d 1520, Attorney General)
  B. Thomas Hesketh of Hesketh & Rufford (d 14.08.1523)
  m. Elizabeth Fleming (dau of William Fleming of Wath)
  i. Sir Robert Hesketh of Hesketh & Rufford (d 08.02.1539)
  m. Grace Towneley (d 21.05.1543, dau of Sir John Towneley of Towneley)
  m2. Grace Towneley (d 29.06.1510, dau of Richard (probably not John) Towneley of Towneley)
  ii.+ other issue (d infant)
  C. Hugh Hesketh, Bishop of the Isle of Man
D. Margaret Hesketh
  m. Henry Keightley
  E. Doyce or Dowse (Dowsabell) Hesketh
  m. (1486) John Nowell of Reade (d 1525-6)
  F. Alice or Maud Hesketh
  m. Hugh (probably not Sir Richard) Aughton of Meols
2. William Hesketh (6th son)
  A. Bartholomew Hesketh of Aughton, Lancashire
  The following is partly supported by Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664, 'Hesketh of Preston').
  m1. ?? ## possibly Elizabeth Norres? ##
i. George Hesketh
  a. William Hesketh of Pulton (d 11.07.1623)
  We presume that this was the William of Poolton & Maynes (Lancashire, d c1628) who is the first mentioned by Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664, 'Hesketh of Poolton') which provides the following.
  m. (c05.1576) Anne Anderton (dau of Hugh Anderton of Euxton)
  (1) Thomas Hesketh of Poolton & Maynes (d 1652)
  m. Anne Haydock (dau of Simon Haydock of Pheasant Forde)
  (A) William Hesketh of Poolton & Maynes (b c1618, a 1664)
  m. Perpetua Westby (dau of Thomas Westby of Mowbrick)
  (i) Anne Hesketh
m. Richard Lacconby of Elswick
  (ii)+ other issue - Thomas (b c1659, a 1664), William (d infant), John, Ellen, Perpetua (d unm ), Margaret (d young), Dorothy, Margaret, Mary, Elizabeth, Winifred (d young), Bridget, Winifrede (d young)
  (B) Thomas Hesketh (d 1651, Captain)
  (C) Anne Hesketh
  m. Thomas Nelson of Fairehurst
  (D) Margaret Hesketh
  m. George Westby of Rawcliffe
  (2) Roger Hesketh
  m. Isabell Crombock (dau of John Crombock of Wisewall)
  (3) Alice Hesketh
  m. William Hull
  (4) Mary Hesketh
m. Christopher Mather of Cophull
  (5) Anne Hesketh
  m. William Cottum (of?) Bilsborough
  (6)+ other issue (dsp) - John, William, Hugh, George
  m2. Anne Clifton (dau/coheir of William Clifton)
  ii. Gabraell Hesketh of Aughton
  Dugdale identifies Gabraell's wife as Jane, dau of Sir Henry Halsall of Halsall. MGH identifies her as ...
  m1. Jane Halsall (dau of Sir Thomas Halsall)
  a. Bartholomew Hesketh 'of Aughton'
  m. Margaret Southworth (dau of Sir John Southworth)
  b. Cuthbert Hesketh of White Hill, Gosenargh (Goosnargh), Lancashire (d 1629, 3rd son)
  m1. Jennet Parkinson (dau of John Parkinson of Whinney Clough)
  (1) Thomas Hesketh of Haselington, Yorkshire had issue
  (2) Gabraell Hesketh of White Hill (b c1597, a 1664)
  m. Anne Simpson (dau of Robert Simpson of Barker in Goosnargh)
  (A) Cuthbert Hesketh (b c1624, a 1664)
  m. Ellen Charnley (dau of Hugh Charnley of Durton)
  (B) Robert Hesketh of Preston, Lancashire
  m. Helen Blakoe (dau of Richard Blakoe of Broughton)
  (i) Mary Hesketh (a 1664)
  (C) Anne Hesketh
  m. Butler Colburne of Frekelton
  (D) Jennett Hesketh
  m. George Wilkinson of Hollyns
  (E) Julian Hesketh
  m. John Pell of Dublin
  (F)+ other issue - Bartholomew, Richard, George, Roger, Mary
  (3) Julian Hesketh
  m. Edmund Thralsall of Goosnargh
  (4) Elizabeth Hesketh
  m. Raphe Scott of Pemberton
  (5) Jane Hesketh
  m. William Parkinson of Wyersdale
  (6) Anne Hesketh
  m. James Parkinson of Blyndhurst
  (7) Joane Hesketh
  m. Richard Parkinson of Over Lickhurst
  (8) Mary Hesketh
m1. Robert Procter of Bolden
  m2. Christopher Sedgraves of Chippin
  m2. Anne Parkinson (dsp, dau of Edmund Parkinson of Barnes Houses)
  c.+ other issue (dsp) - Sir Thomas, Richard
  m2. Elizabeth Gerrard
  e. Elizabeth Hesketh
  m1. Alexander Houghton
  m2. George Warburton
  f. Grace Hesketh
m. Myles Gerrard of Inge (Ince)
  The following comes from Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664, 'Hesketh of Aughton'). We presume that EITHERthat the following Gabraell was the same person as the Gabraell and that either one of the above marriages was wrong or he married a third time OR (as we show) that the following Gabraell was a younger son of the above Gabraell who happened not to be mentioned by Dugdale in his section on 'Hesketh of Preston'.
  g. Gabraell Hesketh of Aughton (d c1610)
  m. Jane Stanley (dau of Henry Stanley of Bickerstaffe)
  (1) Bartholomew Hesketh of Aughton (b c1600, a 09.1664)
  m1. Anne Halsall (dau of Sir Cuthbert Halsall of Halsall)
  (A) Gabraell Hesketh (b c1621, a 09.1664)
m. Alice Ireland (dau of Edward Ireland of Lidiat)
  (B)+ other issue - Bartholomew, Alexander
  m2. Alice Pilkington (dau of Edward Pilkington of Coppull)
  (2) Alice Hesketh
  m. Edward Worthington of Scaresbrick
  (3)+ other issue (d unm) - Alexander, Anne
  iii.+ other issue including Jane
3. Margaret Hesketh probably the Margaret who married ...
  m. (1462) Roger Nowell of Read (d 1486)
4.+ other issue - William (dsp, chaplain), Thomas (priest), John, Hugh, Geffroy, Rchard, Henry, Nicholas (priest)

Main source(s): 'Pedigrees of County Families' by Joseph Foster (vol 1, 1873, Lancashire, 'Hesketh of Rufford', p188), MGH (NS1, vol 2 (1876), 'The Genealogye of the Worshipful and Auncient Familie of the Heskaythes of Rufford in Lancashire', p140+)
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