'Polwhele1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Polwhele of Polwhele, Polwhele of Treworgan

Commoners reports that "This family claims Saxon origin, and takes its name from the manor of Powhele, (in Domesday Polhel) in the county of Cornwall". Lineally descended from Drogo de Polwheile (a 1140) was ...
John Polewheele or Polwhyll of Polewheele/Polwhyll, Cornwall (d 1441-2)
Visitation starts with this John (a temp Henry VI who r. 1422-1461), naming his wife Elizabeth. Commoners names his wife Alicia. Commoners spells the family name as Polwhyll then Polwhyle then Polwheile before settling on Polwhele. Visitation uses Polewheele throughout though the Harleian editor uses Polwheile for the entry title. BLG1886 uses Polwheile before settling on Polwhele. BLG1952 uses Polewheele before settling on Polwhele. For the sake of simplicity we settle on Polwhele after this John.
1. John Polwhele of Polwhele (a 1459)
  Visitation names him Otes and then inserts another generation by showing (this) Otes as father of another Otes who, by Margery, dau/heir of Walter Killigrewe, was father of Stephen. We follow Commoners in naming the husband of the following Alice as John (rather than Otes) and missing out the additional generation. Although BLG1952 does not name his wife, this John must be the John (a 1459) who is the first given by BLG1952 who is shown as father of Stephen.
m. Alicia Lukie (dau/heir of Otho/Otes Lukie or Lukye)
  A. Stephen Polwhele of Polwhele
  m. Mary (dau of Erisie de Erisie or Erisse)
i. John Polwhele of Polwhele
  m. _ Tresawell (dau/heir of John Tresawell of Tresawell)
  a. John Polwhele of Polwhele (a 1557) the first mentioned by BLG1886
  m. Grace Lower (dau of Nicholas Lower of Trelask)
(1) Degory Polwhele of Polwhele & Treworgan
  m. Catherine Trencreek (dau/coheir of Robert Trecreek of Treworgan)
  (A) Thomas Polwhele of Polwhele & Treworgan (a 1620)
  m. Dinoysia Glanville (dau of Judge John Glanville of Tavistock)
  (i) John Polwhele of Polwhele (a 1643) - continued below
  m. Anne Baskerville (dau of Thomas Baskerville of Richardston)
  (ii)+ other issue - Francis (b 1608), Thomas (b 1610, vicar of Newlyn), Degory (b 1616, a 1650), Robert (b 1618), Alicia (b 1611), Anna (b 1619-20)
(B) Susanna Polwhele
  m. John Webber of St. Kew
  (C) Anna Polwhele
  m1. William Herle of Berian (Hearl of Bericon)
  m2. _ Canham
  (D) Isabella Polwhele
  m. Richard Chiverton of Trehunsey Quethiock
  (E) Maria Polwhele
  m. John Chattye of Truro
  (F)+ other issue - John, Philip, William of London, Otho (rector of Maidengead), Degory/Digorie of London, Jonathan (rector of Bagshot)
  (2) Grace Polewheele (bur 10.07.1605) probably of this generation
  m. Thomas Dennis (rector of Menheniot)
2. Elizabeth Polwhele
  m. Robert Tonkin of Trevawnance



John Polwhele of Polwhele (a 1643) - continued above
m. Anne Baskerville (dau of Thomas Baskerville of Richardston)
1. Thomas Polwhele of Polwhele & Treworgan (eldest son)
  m. _ Redinge of Northampton
  A. Richard Polwhele of Polwhele & Treworgan, Sheriff of Cornwall
  m. Mary Collins (sister of Rev. Edward Collins of St. Erth & Breage)
  i. Thomas Polwhele of Polwhele (b 1724, d 1777)
m. Mary Thomas (dau of R. Thomas of Truro, alderman)
  a. Richard Polwhele of Polwhele (b 06.01.1760, d 03.1838, vicar of Newlyn, poet & historian)
  m1. (1783) Loveday Warren (d 1792, dau of Samuel Warren of Truro)
  (1)+ issue (d unm) - Edward Collins (RN), Maria, Louisa
  m2. (1792) Mary Tyrrell (dau of Richard Tyrrell of Starcross)
  (4) Richard Graves Polwhele of Polwhele (b 20.10.1794, dsp(s) 1870)
  m. (18.11.1829) Louisa Frances Greville (dau of Rev. Robert Grevile of Wyastone Grove)
  (5) Thomas Polwhele (d 23.05.1885, General) had issue
  m. (01.1830) Edith Hoskins James (dau of John James of Truro))
  (6) William Polwhele (vicar of St. Anthony in Meneage, 6th son) had issue
  m. (1831) Georgiana Roskruge (dau of John Roskruge of the family de Roskruge)
  (7) Robert Polwhele (d 1877, vicar of Avenbury, 8th son) had issue
  m. (1839) Emily Pemberton-Pigott (d 06.1907, dau of Col. William Pemberton-Pigott of Slevoy Castle)
  (8) Edward Polwhele (b 03.03.1815, d 1904, rector of Pillarton) had issue
  m. (1845) Jessie Glubb (dau of Peter Glubb of Westbourne)
  (9) Isabella Polwhele
  m. S. Glubb (vicar of St. Anthony)
  (10)+ other issue - John, Francis (RN), Lawrence, Marianne, Grace (d unm), Elizabeth
  b.+ other issue - Mary, Grace (d young)

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 1, Polwhele of Polwhele), BLG1886&1952 (Polwhele of Polwhele) with support for upper section from Visitation (Cornwall, 1620, Polwheile)
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