'Heyrick1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Eyrick of Houghton, Heyrick of Leicester, Eyrick of Stretton, Herrick of London

Commoners & BLG1897 report that "There is a tradition ... that the most ancient family of the Ericks derive their lineage from Erick, the old Forrester, a great commander, who raised an army to oppose the invasion of William the Conqueror, by whom he was vanquished; but afterwards employed to command the Prince's forces, and in his old age retired to his house in Leicesstershire, where his family hath continued ever since." Commoner & BLG1897 start with Henry grandfather of Robert. Nichols starts with Henry's unnamed father ...
?? Eyrick of Stretton (a temp Henry III who r. 1216-1272)
1. Alan Eyrick of Stretton
A. Robert Eyrick of Stretton
2. Henry Eyrick of Stretton
  A. John Eyrick of Stretton
  i. Robert Eyrick of Stretton
  m. Joanna
  a. Sir William Eyrick of Stretton
  (1) ?? Eyrick
  (A) ?? Eyrick
  Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
  (i) ?? Eyrick
  (a) ?? Eyrick
  ((1)) Robert Eyrick of Houghton (a c1450) - continued below
  m. Agnes
  b. Robert Eyrick, Bishop of Leicester (d 1385)
  c.+ other issue - John of Stretton, Adelena



Robert Eyrick of Houghton (a c1450) - continued above
m. Agnes
1. Robert Eyrick of Houghton (dsp)
2. Thomas Eyrick of Houghton, later in Leicester (d 1517)
  A. Nicholas Eyrick of Houghton, Mayor of Leicester (a 1552)
  i. John Eyrick of Leicester (a 1568)
  a. son
ii. Thomas Eyrick (a 1580)
  B John Eyrick or Heyrick, Mayor of Leicester (b 1513, d 1589)
  m. Mary Bond (b c1513, d 1611, dau of John Bond of Wardend)
  i. Robert Heyrick, Mayor of Leicester (b c1540, d 1618, MP) this line followed only by Nichols
  m.(11.11.1567) Elizabeth Manby (dau of William Manby , alderman of Leicester)
  a. Tobias Heyrick (a 1588, d 1627, rector of Houghton, 2nd son)
m. (12.11.1606) Elizabeth Yard (dau/coheir of William Yard of Cosby)
  (1) John Heyrick of Leicester (b c1611, d 1682, 2nd son
  m. Katharine Armstrong (du of Gilbert Armstrong of Rempstone)
  (A) William Heyrick (b c1664, dsp 1696-7)
  (B) Samuel Heyrick (d 1741, rector of Lodington)
  m. Anne Alsop (d 1760, dau of Rev. Nathaniel Alsop of Church Langton)
(i) Samuel Heyrick of Leicester (d 1774, 2nd son)
  m. Elizabeth Cooper (dau of John Cooper, widow of William Tyers of Queniborough)
  (a) John Heyrick of Leicester (a 1764, 1797, Town Clerk of Leicester)
  m. Mary Erpe
  ((1)) Samuel Heyrick (a 1797, rector of Brampton by Dingley, 2nd son)
  ((A)) Elizabeth Heyrick (d 08.11.1860) probably of this generation
  m. (27.06.1816) Henry Palmer of Withcote Hall (b 01.1780, d 08.1856)
  ((2))+ other issue - John (a 1797), William (a 1797, Town Clerk of Leicester), 3 daughters
  (b)+ other issue - Elizabeth (d unm), Anne (a 1797)
(ii)+ other issue (dsp) - Nathaniel (d 1767, rector of Lodington), John (b c1701, d 1725), William, George (d young), Anne (d unm), Johanna Catharine (d unm ), Elizabeth (d unm), Joanna (d unm), others (d unm )
  (C) Katharine Heyrick (dsp)
  m1. Henry Dickson of Segrave
  m2. _ Savage
  (2) Mary Heyrick (b 1608)
  m. Henry Pilkington
  (3)+ other issue (dsp) - William (b 1609), Francis (b 1617), Tobias
  b. Elizabeth Heyrick
  m1. Robert Orpwood
  m2. John Whatton
  c. Mary Heyrick
  m. Thomas Sacheverill (clerk)
  d. daughter
m. Vincent Norrington
  e. daughter
  m. James Andrew
  f. Ruth Heyrick
  m. George Rogers (clerk)
  g. Frances Heyrick
  m. Thomas Noble
  h. Martha Heyrick
  m. John Wheelar
  i. Hester Heyrick
  m. _ Walker of Stamford
  j.+ other issue - son (dvpsp), Dorcas (a 1618, d unm?)
  ii. Nicholas Herrick of London (d 09.11.1592)
  The following is partly supported by Visitation (London, 1634, 'Hericke').
  m. (1582) Julian Stone (dau of William Stone of Segenhoe)
  a Thomas Herrick (b 1588, 2nd son) had issue
  (1) ?? Herrick
  (A) Thomas Herrick (curate of Harborough) probably fits here
  b. Nicholas Herrick of London (b c1589, a 1664)
m. Susanna Salter (dau of William Salter)
  (1)+ issue (a 1634) - Thomas, Nicholas (dvp 05.1664), William, Bridget, Anne, Susanna, Elizabeth
  c.+ other issue - William (b 1585, d infant?), Robert (bpt 24.08.1591, a 1645, vicar of Dean Prior, poet), William (b 1593), Mercie (b 1586), Anne (b 1591)
  iii. Thomas Heyrick or Herrick (dsp 1623)
  m. ??
  iv Sir William Heyrick or Herrick (b 1557, d 02.03.1652-3, MP for Leicester)
  m. (1596) Joan May (dau of Richard May of London, sister of Sir Humphry)
  v. John Heyrick or Herrick (d 1613, alderman of Leicester)
  m. Susanna
  a. Thomas Heyrick or Herrick
  b. Susanna Heyrick or Herrick
  m. _ Nurse
  vi. Ursula Heyrick or Herrick (b 1532, d 1614)
  m. Laurence Hawes
  vii. Mary Heyrick or Herrick
  m. Sir Thomas Bennet, Lord Mayor of Londoin (a 1603)
  viii. Elizabeth Heyrick or Herrick
  m. John Stanford (recorder of Leicester)
  ix. Helen Heyrick or Herrick
  m. _ Holden
  x. Christiana Heyrick or Herrick
  m. George Brookes
  xi. Alice Heyrick or Herrick
  m. _ Hinde
  C. Elizabeth Eyrick

Main source(s): 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 2, part 2, 1798, 'Pedigree of Eyrick or Heyrick of Houghton, London, and Leicester', p615) with some support from Commoners (vol 3, 'Herrick of Beaumanor', p637+), BLG1879 ('Herrick of Beaumanor')
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