'Moyle02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Moyle of Bodmin, Moyle of Buckwell, Moyle of Eastwell, Breton of Kennington

MGH, referencing the "Visitation of Nottingham", identifies the quartered arms of this family as: "1. Gules, a mule passant argent, in a border of the second [Moyle]; 2. Gules, a greyhound courant or between two bars argent, charged with three martles sable, in chief as many plates [Moyle or Moel]; 3. Argent, a saltire sable between four estoiles gules [Lucombe]; 4. Quarterly embatted argend and sable [Kayle]".
Thomas Moyle, Mayor of Bodmin, Cornwall (a 1399, 1434)
1. Henry Moyle of Bodmin (a 1450)
  A. Sir Walter Moyle of Stevenstone (Devon) & Eastwell (Kent) (d 1470, Justice of the Common Pleas)
  Visitation, which identifies Sir Walter as the 3rd son whereas MGH reports that his father Henry was "said to be 3rd son", identifies Walter's wife as dau/coheir of John Lucomld of Cornwall (## see here ## where the wife of a Walter Moyle is named Margery, dau/coheir of a John Lucombe by Isabella Ilcome). MGH identifies her as ...
  m. Margaret Lucombe (dau/coheir of John Lucombe (son of Margaret, sister of Ralph Kayle) by dau of William Grant of Steventone)
  i. John Moyle of Eastwell (d 21.12.1501, of Gray's Inn)
  Visitation identifies John's 1st wife as a dau of "Arondell of Treris" but MGH identifies her as ...
  m1. Katharine Arundell (dau of Sir John Arundell of Lanherne (by dau/coheir of Sir John Chideocke), widow of Sir Walter Courteney)
Visitation identifies the only child of this marriage as a daughter who married Nicholas Gainsford of Allington Castle and had a daughter who married Lambert of London. MGH identifies her as Margaret who m. Nicholas Gainsford of Allington Castle. Provisionally we follow BP1934 ('Cavan') which identifies her as ...
  a. Margaret Moyle
  m. Sir Robert Gaynsford of Allington Castle (son of John of Carshalton)
  m2. Anne Darcy (dau of Sir Robert Darcy of Essex)
  b. Sir Thomas Moyle of Eastwell (d 1560, Speaker of the House of Commons)
  m. Katherine Jordan
  (1) Catherine Moyle (d 09.02.1586-7)
m1. (1547) Sir Thomas Finch of Eastwell (d 02.1563)
  m2. Nicholas St. Leger
  (2) Amy Moyle
  m. (1550) Sir Thomas Kemp of Wye (a 1574)
  c. John Moyle of Eastwell (d 11.02.1530, of Gray's Inn)
  m1. Elizabeth Warham (dau of Nicholas Warham of Malshanger, niece of Archbishop Warham)
  m2. Dionisia
  d. Walter Moyle of Barton, later of Buckwell in Kent (bur 10.12.1558) - continued below
  Visitation just shows a Walter as a younger son. BHO (History & Topographical Survey of Kent, vol 7, 'Parishes: Boughton Aluph') reports that Walter obtained Barton from his brother Sir Thomas of Eastwell and that Walter "afterwards resided at Buckwell" and that Buckwell passed down the generations until the heiress Mary.
e. Margaret Moyle
  m. Thomas Wood of Canc. (Canterbury?)
  f. Alice Moyle
  m. _ Draper
  g.+ other issue (dsp) - Giles, William, Moyle
  ii. Richard Moyle of Stevenstone (d by 1526)
  a. Alice Moyle
  m. _ Manning of Exeter
  iii. Lucy Moyle
  m. John Clarke of Wortham (and Basildon) (d 06.07.1497)
  iv. Anne Moyle
  m. Sir John Arundel of Trerice



Walter Moyle of Barton, later of Buckwell in Kent (bur 10.12.1558) - continued above
m1. Isabel Stanley (dau/coheir of Sir John Stanley of Pipe Hall)
1. Thomas Moyle of Leeds, Kent (b c1557, dsp by 1592, of Staple Inn)
  m. Anne Langston (Dau of Richard Langston, sister of John of Bucknell & Caversfield)
2. Mary Moyle probably of this generation, of this marriage
  m. Erasmus Heveningham of Aston (b 1515, d 1559-60)
m2. Bennett Honeywood (sister (probably not dau) of Robert Honeywood of Charing)
3. Robert Moyle of Buckwell (d 1600) the first mentioned by Armytage
  m. Alice Worley (d 1596, dau of John Worley of Dodfold)
  A. John Moyle of Buckwell (d 02.01.1613)
  m. (11.07.1593) Mary Honywood (d 06.01.1613, dau of Robert Honywood of Charing)
  i. Robert Moyle of Buckwell (bpt 16.05.1596, d 22.06.1639 or 02.02.1639/40, Captain)
  m. (10.02.1616) Priscilla Fotherby (b c1594, d 10.11.1661, dau of Charles Fothersby or Fotherby, Dean of Canterbury)
The 'KentArch' site provides various details around this generation (with notes apparently taken by different people at different times) and in one place mentions that Robert & Priscilla had 3 sons & 10 daughters and in another that they had 10 sons & 3 daughters. MGH names 3 sons + 9 daughters.
  a. Sir Robert Moyle of Buckwell (b 1636-7, d 02.01/06.1661, 3rd son)
  m. (03.06.1654) Mary Toke (b 1640, dau of Nicholas Toke of Godington by Mary, dau of Sir Anthony Browne of Weald Hall)
  (1) John Moyle of Buckwell (bpt 18.09.1636, d 20.08.1682)
  m. Bridget Tooke (b 1649, d 1732, dau of Charles Tooke, sister of Thomas)
  (A) Mary Moyle (d 1713) MGH ends showing Mary married to ...
  m. (c06.1689) Robert Breton of Elms, later of Buckwell (b c1672, d 1708, son of Richard of Elms)
  (i) Moyle Breton of Kennington, last of Buckwell (b 1691-2, d 19.05.1735)
  Berry identifies Moyle's wife as Martha Whitfield (d 1766) but the 'KentArch' site identifies his wife as Mary Moyse. As Berry shows his mother Mary as d 1713 and his having a brother Robert who is shown by 'KentArch' as d 1808 aged 84 (so born in 1723-4), we presume that Berry has missed out a generation.
  m. Mary Moyse (dau/heir of William Moyse of Bennenden)
  (a) Moyle Breton of Kennington
  m. Martha Whitfield (d 1766)
  ((1)) Moyle Breton of Kennington (dsp 1821)
  m. (1803) Sarah Billington (dau of John Billington of Bybrook)
  ((2))+ other issue - Robert (d 1748), Moyse (d 1763), Whitfield (a 1828), Martha (d young?)
(b) Robert Moyle (b 1723-4, d 13.07.1808, vicar of Boughton Aluph),
  m. Elizabeth (b c1745, d 12.09.1804) mentioned in the 'KentArch' site
  (c)+ other issue - Richard, Frances (d 1760)
  (2) daughter (postumous, d infant)
  b. Cicely Moyle (bpt 07.12.1617)
  m. (31.12.1633) William Norton
  c. Phoebe Moyle (b c1620, bpt 23.07.1623, d 20.06.1686)
  m. (18.08.1650) Lyon Pilkington of Wakefield (later 2nd Bart) (bpt 1613, d 1684)
  d. Elizabeth Moyle (bpt 20.10.1624)
  m. Thomas Fotherby (b c1608, son of Martin, Bishop of Salisbury)
  e.+ other issue - Robert (bpt 29.04.1627, bur 13.07.1627), John (bpt 16.02.1633-4), Elizabeth (bpt 28.04.1619, bur 14.05.1619), Anne (bpt 08.10.1620, bur 10.12.1622), Mary (bpt 19.10.1621)
  ii. John Moyle of Wye, Kent (bpt 10.06.1601, a 1663, 3rd son?) only person shown by Armytage in this generation
  m. Dorothy Thompson (dau of Robert Thompson of Royton Chappell)
a.+ issue (a 1663) - John (b c1652), Robert (a 05.1675), Mary
  iii. Thomas Moyle (bpt 15.02.1602-3)
  m. Amy
  a.+ issue - Walter, Mertyn, Richard, Anthony
  iv. Mary Moyle (bpt 11.10.1598, d 1654)
  m1. (1710.1615) Richard Godfrey (b 1591, d 1641)
  m2. Robert Scott
  v. Anne (or Amy) Moyle (bpt 25.02.1599-1600, d 24.08.1631) mentioned by 'KentArch'
  m. Josias Clerk of Essex
  a.+ 1 son (b 08.1631) & 2 daughters
  vi.+ other issue - John (d infant?), Walter (bpt 23.12.1606), Martin (bpt 12.09.1609), Richard (bpt 27.11.1610), Anthony (bpt 08.05.1612, a 1629), Dorothy (bur 08.01.1598)
  B. Walter Moyle (dsp 03.05.1599, of the Middle Temple)
  D. Bennet (Benedicta) Moyle (bpt 16.07.1573, d 10.1625)
  m1. (26.12.1592) Francis Bourne 'of Sutton St. Clere''
  m2. (01.08.1601) John Hoskyns of Morehampton (b 1566, d 27.08.1638)
  C. Margaret Moyle (b c1574, d 1623)
  m. Robert Sprackling of St. Laurence
  E. Jane Moyle (bpt 12.08.1573)
  m. Matthew Ansell
4. Walter Moyle St. Bartholomew's the Great (d by 1589)
  m. Anne (widow of Thomas Gittens)
5. Amy Moyle

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 21.11.06, reviewed 31.01.22 using MGH) : MGH (NS5 vol 4 (1922), 'Pedigree of Moyle of Kent from Bodmin, Cornwall', p229+), Visitation (Kent, 1574, 'Moyle')
(2) For lower section (a draft was uploaded to a Temporary page on 29.05.13, amended & moved here on 26.08.15, reviewed 31.01.22 using MGH) : MGH (NS5 vol 4 (1922), 'Pedigree of Moyle of Kent from Bodmin, Cornwall', p230+), CountyGen (Berry, Kent, p205) with a little input/support from Visitation (Sir George Armytage 1906, Kent, 1663, 'Moyle') and 'KentArch', a web site which includes monumental inscriptions in various Kent churches (see here)
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