'Kirke01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Kirke of East Markham, Kirke of East Retford

BLG1952 identifies the arms of the following family as "Gu., a pastoral staff reversed and a sword in saltire point upwards, between three boars' heads erased, one in chief and two in fesse, all or".
George Kirke (d c1626, in service to King James I)
1. George Kirke of Gillingham (d c1663, MP)
  A. Charles Kirke of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Pagam (dsp 1657)
  B. George Kirke of Charing Cross and Sheriff Hutton (bur 26.05.1675)
  m1. Ann Killigrew (dau of Sir Robert Killigrew, Queen's Chamberlain)
  i. Philip Kirke (d 1678, Keeper of Whitehall Palace)
ii. Percy Kirke (d 1691, Major General)
  m. Mary Howard (dau of George Howard, 4th Earl of Suffolk)
  a. Diana Kirke probably of this generation
  m. John Dormer of Rousham (d 1719)
  b.+ 2 sons and 1 daughter
  iii. Charles Kirke (b 04.09.1633, d 1664) had issue
  m. Sarah Loftus (dau of Edward Loftus, 2nd Viscount of Elye)
  iv. George Kirke (b 10.04.1636, d 1678) had issue
BLG1952 mentions only George's marriage to Ann Killigrew. TCP (Oxford) identifies his daughter Diana as by his second marriage to Mary Townshend. It is a presumption that all of the above sons were by the first marriage.
  m2. Mary Townshend (dau of Aurelian Townshend)
  v. Diana Kirke (d 07.04.1719)
  m. (c04.1673) Aubrey de Vere, 20th Earl of Oxford (b 28.02.1626/7, d 12.03.1702)
  C. John Kirke of Easton (b 18.02.1625, d 1678)
  m. Jane Wastneys (d 1678, dau of Sir Hardolph Wastneys, 1st Bart of Headon)
  i. John Kirke of South Austan and East Markham (d 03.12.1710)
  m. Sarah Johnson
a. John Kirke of East Markham (b 06.10.1679, d 16.11.1748)
  m. Eleanor Bell (d 14.01.1724)
  (1) William Kirke of East Retford (bpt 01.06.1715, d 25.05.1773)
  m. Melody Saunders
  (A) John Kirke of East Markham (d 08.03.1779)
  m. Dorothy Bright (d 07.01.1826)
  (i) John Kirke of East Retford (bpt 20.07.1777, d 23.02.1836, Colonel) had issue
  m. (1798) Anne Mervyn Richardson (d 28.12.1815, dau of Sir William Richardson, 1st Bart of Auger)
  (B) son

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Kirke of Eastward Ho!')
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