'Margesson1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Margesson of Ockley, Margesson of Offington, Margetson of Rotherham

Commoners reports that "The surname of Margesson is presumed to be of Norman French origin; according to tradition, it was, in early times, "Argenson", a name of some distinction still in France." The name is spelt variously: Margetson & Margeston (and even Margerison and Margaretson) as well as Margesson.
John Margetson or Margesson of Wakefield (a 1440)
1. Richard Margetson of Rotherham (a 1430)
  A. Thomas Margetson
  i. ?? Margetson
a. ?? Margetson
  (1) ?? Margetson (in Drighlington, Yorkshire?)
(A) James Margetson, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland (b 1600, d 28.08.1678)
  m. Anne Bennett (sister of Thomas Bennett) mother of Anne, presumed also of ...
  (i) John or James Margetson apparently of this generation
  m. Alice Caulfield (dau of William, 1st Viscount Charlemont)
  (a) Sarah Margetson (d 21.05.1733)
  m1. Hugh Colvill
  m2. Brabazon Ponsonby, 1st Earl of Bessborough (d 04.07.1758)
  (ii) Anne Margetson (d 1729) apparently of this generation
  m. (11.07.1678) William Caulfeild, 2nd Viscount of Charlemont (d 21.07.1726)
  (B) Alice Margetson probably of this generation
  m. Randall Wood
  (i) Isabell Wood (b 1627-8, d 26.09.1711)
  m. John Smyth of Myreshaw (b 1623, d 10.1686)
  B. Richard Margetson of Rotherham (Yorkshire), later of Sussex
  m. (c1480) _ Newdigate (dau/coheir of William Newdigate of Ockley & Wootton)
  i. ?? Margetson
  a. ?? Margetson
  (1) ?? Margetson
  (A) John Margetson
  m. (07.09.1636) Katherine Parker
  (i) William Margetson (b 1655)
  m. Anne Wyatt
  (a) William Margesson (bpt 26.07.1686, d 1763)
William is the first mentioned by BLG1952 other than to identify him as son of William "by his wife, the dau. and co-heir of William Newdigate, Lord of the Manor of Ockley and Wootton". Given that this is repeated in BP2003 (Margesson), it is possible that BLG1952 is correcting Commoners which shows the Newdigate connection as much earlier. However, we presume (provisionally!) that BLG1952 was mistaken and had simply missed out part of what was said in BLG1886 (Margesson of Finden Place) which described this William as "son of William Margesson, Esq. and the lineal descendant of Richard Margesson, Esq. of Rotherham, by his wife, the dau and co-heir of William Newdigate, ...
  m. (1712) Mary Whitebread (sister/heir of William Whitebread of Offington)
  ((1)) John Margesson of Offington (Sussex), Sheriff of Sussex (b 31.03.1716, d 19.05.1785)
  m. Mary Pinfold (d 04.07.1787-9)
((A)) John Margesson of Offington & Ockley (Surrey), Sheriff of Sussex (b 12.11.1757, d 21.05.1843)
  m. (07.05.1790) Mary Hughes (d 21.07.1823, dau of John Hughes of Cowfold)
  ((i)) William Margesson of Van, Ockley & Woodringfold (b 07.02.1792, d 20.05.1871, rector of Whatlington, vicar of Mountfield) had issue
  m. (08.06.1818) Mary Frances Cooke (d 03.04.1865, dau of Bryan Cooke of Owston)
  ((ii)) John Margesson (b 1794, d 20.05.1871)
((iii)) Mary Frances Margesson (d 10.1869)
  m. Richard Martin of Horsham
  ((B)) Mary Margesson (d 10.04.1828)
  m. (16.04.1779) William Richardson of Finden Place
  ((C)) Frances Margesson (d 1824)
  m. (26.03.1787) Thomas Richardson of Warminghurst Park (d 29.08.1797)
  ((2))+ other issue (d unm?) - 2 sons and 3 daughters
  (ii) Anne Margetson
  m. _ Wycker of Knep & Horsham Park, Sussex
  (a) John Wycker of Knep & Horsham Park (a 1706, MP)
  ((1)) John Wycker 'of Horsham'
  ((A)) Mary Wycker or Wicker (heiress)
  m. (31.03.1768) Rev. Sir Thomas Broughton, Bart

Main source(s): Commoners (vol I, Margesson of Offington) with some support from BLG1886 (Margesson of Finden Place), BLG1952 (Margesson formerly of Findon Place)
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