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Families covered: Nowell of Read (Rede)

It appears that there is some uncertainty on the early generations of this family. On a web site (not Craig Thornber's one) we have seen ...
Adam Nowell (a temp Henry I who r. 1100-1135)
m. ?? (heiress of Stephen de Mearley)
1. Roger Nowell of Great Mearley
  m. Elizabeth Fitton (dau/coheir of William de Fitton) ancestor of ...
  A. Adam Nowell (a 1338) the next mentioned was John Nowel (a 1390). This might mean that Adam was father of the undermentioned Lawrence
BLG1886 mentions ...
Roger Nowell of Rede
m. Eleanor Fitton (dau/coheir of Richard Fitton of Great Harwood & Martholme)
1. Adam Nowell (a 1278) ancestor of John (d 1526) who married Dowsabel Hesketh (see below)
2. William Nowell of Little Mereley
The Thornber site used as a Main Source for this page reports that "The earliest part of the tree in Whitaker is very sketchy" and stars with Alexander who m. Elizabeth Bannister. We include 3 earlier generations as provided by VCH.
Lawrence Nowell of Great Mearley, later of Read (d by 1375)
m. Katherine de Clough (dau of John del Clough, son of Adam, probably son of John)
1. John Nowell of Read (d 1433)
  A. Nicholas Nowell (dvp)
  i. Alexander Nowell of Read (b c1413) the first reported by Craig Thornber
  m. Elizabeth Bannister (dau of Robert Bannister)
a. Roger Nowell of Read (d 1486)
  m1. (1462) Margaret Hesketh (dau of Thomas Hesketh of Rufford)
  m2. (c1468?) Grace Towneley (dau of John Towneley of Towneley)
  (1) John Nowell of Read (d 1525-6)
  m1. (1486) Dowsabel Hesketh (dau/coheir of Robert Hesketh of Rufford)
(A) Roger Nowell of Read (b c1495, d 1556 / bur 08.09.1567)
  m1. (div c1525) Elizabeth Rishton (dau of Nicholas Rishton)
  m2. Grace Sherburne (bur 21.01.1565, dau of Sir Richard Sherburne of Stonyhurst)
  (i) Thomas Nowell of Read (b c1516, d 1575)
  m1. Bennet Townley (dau of Richard Townley)
  (a) Grace Nowell
  m. Thomas Proctor
  (b)+ other issue - John (bpt 1571, dsp), Elizabeth
  m2. Alice (bur 14.01.1590/1)
  (ii) Roger Nowell of Read (d 09.05.1591)
  m. (25.01.1551) Florence Atkinson (bur 18.12.1593, dau of Reginald Atkinson of Skipton, widow of Lawrence Starkie of Huntroyd)
  (a) Roger Nowell of Read, Sheriff of Lancashire (bur 31.01.1623/4) - continued below
  m. (09.05.1581) Catherine Morton (bur 28.02.1620, dau of John Morton of Morton)
(b) John Nowell (d 23.07.1583)
  m. (26.09.1575) Letitia Braddyll (dau of Edward Braddyll of Portfield) duplicated below?
  (c) Alice Nowell
  m. (1576-7) Nicholas Shuttleworth of Asterley
  (iii)+ other issue - Anne, Grace, Alice/Elizabeth
  It was possibly one of these daughters who married ...
  m. John Deane of Tunnworth
  (B) Anne Nowell probably of this generation, possibly of this marriage
  m. William Fleming of Wakefield
  m2. Elizabeth Kay of Rochdale
  (C) Elizabeth Nowell probably the Elizabeth who married ...
m. Thomas Whitaker of Holme (b c1504, d 1588)
  (D) Isabella Nowell
  Wikipedia ("John Woolton") suggests that it was this Isabella who married and had a son as follows:
  m. John Woolton of Wigan
  (i) John Woolton (or Wolton), Bishop of Exeter (b c1535, d 13.03.1594)
  (a) daughter
  m. Francis Godwin, Bishop of Llandaff then Hereford
(b) Alice Woolton
  m. William Sharpe of Tiverton (son of Robert of London by Jeliane, dau/coheir of Sir Richard Mallory, Lord Mayor of London)
  (c)+ other issue including John of Polland in Pilton, Devon
  (E)+ other issue - Alexander (b c1507, d 13.02.1601/2, Dean of St. Paul's), Lawrence (b c1516, d 1576, Dean of Lichfield), Robert (d 06.02.1568), Nicholas, Alice, Maud, Margery, Jane, Margaret
  (2) Maud Nowell probably the Maud who married ...
  m. Edward Radclyffe of Todmorden (b c1490, d 04.04.1557)
  (3) Anne Nowell possibly the Anne who married ...
  m. Ralph Rishton of Pontalghe
  (4)+ other issue - Ralph, Grace, Jane, Elizabeth, Eleanor
  b. Isabel Nowell
  m. Geoffrey Winkley of Winkley



Roger Nowell of Read, Sheriff of Lancashire (bur 31.01.1623/4) - continued above
m. (09.05.1581) Catherine Morton (bur 28.02.1620, dau of John Morton of Morton)
1. Roger Nowell of Read Hall (bpt 08.08.1582, dvp 23.11.1623) the first mentioned by BLG1952
  m1. Elizabeth Fleetwood (dau of Thomas Fleetwood of Colwich)
  A. Roger Nowell of Read (bpt 13.03.1605/6, bur 25.05.1695)
  m. (c06.1626) Dorothy Holt (bur 07.06.1681, dau of John Holt of Stubley)
i. Alexander Nowell 'of Morton' (bpt 30.08.1632, dvp 01.01.1695, 4th son)
  m1. (01.03.1655) Margaret Farington (dsp bur 28.04.1673, dau of William Farington or Farrington of Werden Hall)
  m2. (05.02.1673) Eleanor Heber (bur 15.12.1683, dau of Thomas Heber of Marton & Stainton)
  a. Roger Nowell of Read (bpt 19.01.1674/5, bur 15.07.1725)
  m1. (31.01.1694/5) Jane Townley (d 13.03.1694-5, dau of Richard Townley of Carr Hall)
  m2. (16.03.1695/6) Rebecca Heber (b 1670-1, d 13.02.1744, dau of Thomas Heber of Marton by Rebecca Markham)
  (1) Roger Nowell of Read (bpt 27.12.1697, bur 11.10.1734)
  m. Mary Legard (d 01.04.1770, dau of Sir John Legard of Ganton, Bart)
  (A) Rebecca Nowell (b 1723)
  m. Rev. John Cayley of Low Hall
  (B) Dorothy Nowell (b c1724, d 1760)
  m. Cuthbert Allanson of Adlington (rector of Wath, Chaplain to the House of Commons)
  (i) George Allanson
  (ii) Mary Allanson
  m. Reginald Heber (d 1804, rector of Chelsea, later of Malpas)
  (2) Alexander Nowell of Manchester, later of Read Hall (bpt 31.01.1706, bur 03.11.1750, 3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Hatfield (bur 18.10.1763, dau of Thomas Hatfield of Stockport)
  (A) Alexander Nowell of Read Hall (b 1733-4, bur 27.05.1772)
  m. (07.11.1761) Charlotte Ramsey (d 08.11.1785, dau of Col. John Ramsey of London)
  (i) Elizabeth Eleanor Nowell (bpt 04.05.1766, bur 04.01.1778)
  (B) Roger Nowell of Derby (b c1737, d 1764, surgeon, 3rd son)
m. Dorothy Ann Sole (dau of John Sole of Bobbing Place, m2. Col. _ Heathcote of Derby)
  (i) Elizabeth Catherine Nowell (b c1760)
  m. Henry Constantine Jennings of Shiplake
  (ii) Dorothy Ann Nowell
  m. James Barton of Manchester
  (C)+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 18.05.1735, d unm 1765), Richard (bpt 25.07.1738, bur 22.05.1743), 2 daughters
  (3)+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 25.04.1704, d unm), Henry (bpt 13.04.1709, d 1754), Reginald (bpt 07.08.1710, bur 28.09.1711), Dorothy, Eleanor, Jane, Anne, Bridget, Elizabeth, Dorothy
  b. Alexander Nowell of Gawthorp (bpt 11.05.1682, bur 16.03.1747, Captain, 4th son)
m. (12.12.1706) Mary Assheton (bur 03.05.1746, dau of Richard Assheton of Cuerdale & Downham)
  (1) Alexander Nowell (a 1736)
  (A)+ issue - Charles, Richard
  (2) Roger Nowell of Altham Hall & Stockbridge (3rd son)
  m. ?? (relict of _ Lonsdale of High Ripley)
  (A) Mary Nowell
  m. James Farington (brother of Sir William of Shawe Hall)
  (3) James Nowell (d 04.05.1749, 5th son)
  m. Alice Cobb of Nantwich (m2. _ Perkins)
  (A) Elizabeth Nowell
  m. _ Prestbury of Chester
  (B)+ other issue - Rebecca, Anne
  (4) Ralph Nowell of Gawthorp Hall, later of Eccleston & Coverhead (b 1721-2, d 25.05.1780)
  m. (01.12.1755) Sarah Whitaker (bur 03.06.1793, dau of Thomas Whitaker of Holme)
  (A) Thomas Michael Nowell of Blackfriars, later of Eccleston & Coverhead (b 29.09.1760, d 08.08.1807, 2nd son)
m. Ann West of London
  (i) Alexander John Nowell (b 07.05.1789, d unm 17.09.1814)
  (B) Alexander Nowell of Tirhoot (Bengal), later of Underley Hall in Westmorland (b 19.11.1761, dsp 17.11.1842)
  m1. (06.01.1793) Maria Theresa Kearnan (dau of Thomas Kearnan of London, widow of Col. Henry Watson)
  m2. (05.04.1825) Charlotte Farington (d 02.01.1842, dau of James Farington by Mary, dau of Roger Nowell of Altham Hall)
  (C) Richard Nowell of London (b 29.12.1764, dsp)
  m. (01.07.1793) Isabella Anne Coham (dau of Arthur Coham, Archdeacon of Wiltshire)
  (D) Rebecca Nowell (bpt 08.05.1758, d 21.12.1829)
  m. (29.12.1789) William Atkinson of Linton in Craven, Yorkshire (b 1761-2, d 13.04.1816)
  (i) Margaret Atkinson, later Nowell of Netherside & Linton (d 21.10.1881)
  m. (11.05.1822) Josias Robinson (d 20.05.1843, rector of Alresford)
  (E) Anne Nowell (d 1841)
  m. (01.1799) _ Williams of Hoddesdon
  (F) Sarah Nowell
  m. (11.12.1792) Thomas Hainsworth of Leeds (dsp 04.1824)
  (G)+ other issue - Roger (b 1756, d 1757), Ralph (bpt 29.01.1763, d 11.02.1777), Lucy, Mary
  (5) Elizabeth Nowell
m. (06.08.1745) James Isherwood of Bolton-le-Moors (d 1782)
  (6)+ other issue - Richard (bpt 18.11.1712, a 1783, d unm?), Thomas (d unm), Edmund (b/d 1722), Mary, Eleanor, Lucy, Rebecca
  c. Bridget Nowell (bpt 10.09.1677)
  m. (before 1695) Thomas Sherson of Ellen Craig, Mayor of Lancaster
  d.+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 30.03.1676, d unm), Robert (b 1680, d 1684)
  m3. (20.03.1692, sp) Katherine Holden (dau of Robert Holden of Holden)
  ii. Dorothy Nowell (bpt 10.03.1629)
  m. (before 1664) Henry Banaster of the Banke
  iii. Mary Nowell (bpt 15.06.1641)
  m. (14.10.1665) Nathaniel Bannister of Altham
  iv.+ other issue - John (d infant), Roger (bpt 01.06.1628, bur 15.07.1642), Thomas (bpt 20.06.1631, bur 22.04.1637), Robert (bpt 12.12.1637, d 1682), James (bpt 03.01.1639), Elizabeth (bpt 18.02.1633, bur 26.08.1671), Mary (bpt 16.10.1635, bur 08.07.1637)
  B. Catherine Nowell
m. Edward Bradley of Bryning (d Marston Moor)
  C. Elizabeth Nowell (bpt 12.11.1607)
  m. Francis Radcliffe of Freshfield
  D.+ other issue - Thomas (d young), Adam (b 1612, d 1623), Robert (d unm), Richard (bpt 10.11.1613, Captain), George (bpt 19.10.1620, d 1664), Anne (bpt 16.09.1609), Mary (bpt 16.09.1609, bur 03.10.1678), Frances (bpt 14.03.1614)
  m2. Katherine Hyde (bur 21.01.1664, dau of Robert Hyde of Norbury)
  L.+ other issue - Ralph (bpt 26.12.16251), Henry (bpt 01.01.1623/4, b ur 28.04.1676), Penelope (bpt 01.01.1662, bur 12.03.1623)
2. John Nowell (b 26.03.1589)
  m. Letitia Braddyll (dau of Edward Braddyll of Portfield) duplicated above?
3. Mary Nowell probably the Mary who married ...
  m. (12.02.1602) Thomas Fleetwood of Caldwick (bur 21.01.1623)
4. Isabel Nowell probably the Isabel (bpt 18.02.1592) who married ...
  m. (c09.1607) John Byrom of Byrom (dvp c1611)
5. Florence Nowell probably the Florence who married ...
  m. Nicholas Scarborough of Kildwick
6.+ other issue - Alexander (b 1591, d 1595), Alexander (bpt 27.02.1594/5), Robert (bpt 24.05.1596), Anne, Catherine

Main source(s):
(1) www.thornber.net/famhist/htmlfiles/nowell.html at Craig Thornber's impressive site, sources cited as Dr. Whitaker's 'History of Whalley' and Joseph Foster's 'Pedigrees of the County Families of England' (Volume I, Lancashire, 1873)
(2) BLG1886 (Nowell of Read, now of Netherside), BLG1952 (Nowell of Linton House), VCH (Lancashire, vol 6, Read)
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