'Luther1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Luther of Doddinghurst, Luther of Kelvedon, Luther of Myles's, Luther of Stapleford Tawney, Luther of Sutton

(1) Commoners reports that the following family was "Established in England during the reign of Henry VIII" (who r. 1509-1547) and were "undoubtedly allied to the celebrated Reformer".
(2) Of the Luthers of Myles's, the first mentioned by Commoners is Richard but Bysshe starts with his father, Thomas, showing him as 'of Stapleford Torr'. Howard, the editor of the 1888 report on Bysshe's Visitation, adds a note to confirm that "This Thomas Luther was of Kevedon and not of Stapleford Torr". It is not known if the 2 Luther families shown below were connected by blood but it seems likely. As shown below, it appears that there was at least one marriage-connection between them.
Thomas Luther of Kelvedon, Essex
1. Richard Luther of Myles's in Kelvedon (d 1639?) the first mentioned by Commoners & Visitation (1634)
  m. Mary Meade (dau of Edward Meade of Beadon)
A. Anthony Luther 'of Kelvedon' of Myles's (d 1665)
  m. Jane Armstrong (dau of Gilbert Armstrong of Remisstone (Nottinghamshire), "heire to Charles Presey")
  i. Richard Luther 'of Kelvedon' of Myles's (d c1688)
  m. Rebecca Rudge (dau of Edward Rudge of London)
  a. Edward Luther 'of Doddington's Hall' of Myles's, Sheriff of Essex (a 1701)
The following is supported by CountyGen (Berry, Hampshire, p113) which starts with this Edward, identifying him as "of Kelvedon-hatch, co. Essex".
  m. Sarah Dawtrey (dau of Thomas Dawtrey of Dodinghurst)
  (1) Richard Luther of Myles's (d 28.12.1767)
  m. Charlotte Chamberlen (dau of Hugh Chamberlen of Alderton Manor & Hinton Hall)
  (A) John Luther of Myles's (dsp 1786)
  m. (10.01.1762) Levina Alexander or Bennet (dau of Bennet Alexander, later Bennet of Babraham)
  (B) Charlotte Luther (d 18.04.1758)
  m. (09.1748) Henry Fane of Wormsley (d 31.05.1777)
  (C) Rebecca Luther
m. (04.06.1763) John Taylor of Bath & London (d 08.11.1806)
  (2)+ other issue including William
  b. Jane Luther
  m. John Luther of Sutton @@ below
  ii. Gilbert Luther
  iii. Jane Luther
  m. (1647) Edward Rudge (or Ridge) of Great Warley (d 1701, alderman of London)
  iv. Mary Luther (dvp?)
m. Tanfield Molshow
  B. Thomas Luther of Doddinghurst, Essex
  m. Bridgett Glascock (dau/heir of Thomas Glascock of Doddinghurst)
  i. Anthony Luther of Doddinghurst (a 1664, 2nd son)
  m. Dorothy Dawdrey (dau of Sir Henry Dawdrey (Dawtrey) of Petworth)
  a. Dorothy Luther (b c1660, d 23.01.1700) who married ...
  m. (03.01.1684) John Gill of Bishops Stortford (bpt 22.05.1656, d 04.06.1711)
  b.+ other issue (a 1664) - Thomas (b c1653), Henry, William, Bridget
  ii.+ other issue - Thomas, Bridgett, Mary
  C. Philip(a) Luther
  m. John Perin of Stansted Mountffitchet
  i.+ issue - Elizabeth, Mary



Richard Luther alias Hewett of Stapleford Tawney, Essex
m1. ??
1. William Luther (dsp)
m2. ??
2. John Luther alias Hewett of Sutton in Stapleford Tawney
m. Joane Wintersloade or Winterfloode
  A. Thomas Luther of Stapleford Tawney (a 1634)
  m. Catherine Bourne (dau of Robert Bourne of Blakehall)
  i. Thomas Luther of (Sutton in) Stapleford Tawney (b c1626)
  m. Anne Jackson (dau/heir of Luke Jackson of London)
  a. John Luther (b c1662) presumed to have been the John of Sutton who married ...
  m. Jane Luther (dau of Richard Luther of Myles's) @@ above
  b.+ other issue (a 1664) - Robert, Anne, Katherine, Jane, Martha, Mary
  ii.+ other issue - Catherine, Mary, Anne
  B. Richard Luther of Sutton (dsp)
3. Thomas Luther alias Hewett
  m. _ Goudge
  A. Thomas Luther alias Hewett of Kelvedon, Essex (a 1634)
  i. Anthony Luther

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (originally uploaded to LZmisc05 on 14.09.06, reviewed there on 16.10.13, moved here and partially reviewed on 01.12.23) : the section on 'Luther of Myles's' in Commoners (vol 4, 'Taylor of Clifton', p9+) with input/support from Visitation (Essex, 1634, 'Luther (No. 2)'), Visitation (Bysshe/Howard, Essex, 1664-68, 'Luther of Kelvedon' & 'Luther of Doddinghurst') with support as reported above
(2) For lower section (originally uploaded to LZmisc05 on 16.10.13) : Visitation (Essex, 1634, 'Luther (No. 1)'), Visitation (Bysshe/Howard, Essex, 1664-68, 'Luther of Sutton')
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