'Rant1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rant of Dickleburgh, Rant of Norwich, Rant of Worstead, Rant of Yelverton

Much of the entry in the Visitation record, including the first few generations, is in italics which indicates that it was added by the Harleian editor.
Roger Rant (d 1432)
1. William Rant of Worstead, Norfolk (d before 25.10.1479)
  m. Avelina
  A. John Rant of Worstead (d before 16.04.1537, yeoman) the first mentioned by Crisp
  m. Margery
i. Humphrey Rant of Norwich (b c1527, d 11.12.1607) the first mentioned by Carthew
  m. (21.04.1561) Katherine Gilbert (b 1538-9, d 17.04.1609, dau of William Gilbert of Norwich)
  a. William Rant of Norwich & Yelverton (b 1562-3, d 26.05.1627)
  m. (11.11.1595) Mary Warde (b 1572-3, d 07.07.1627, dau of Edward Warde of Bixley by Anne, dau of John Havers of Winfarthing)
  (1) Humphrey Rant of Yelverton (b c1597, d 1661)
  m. (03.08.1624) Anne Drury (b c1598, d 1661, dau of Sir Anthony Drury of Besthorpe by Bridget, dau of John Spelman of Narburgh)
  (A) William Rant of Yelverton (b 1626-7, d 30.03.1681)
  m1. (07.08.1649) Susan Mingay (dau of Anthony Mingay of Norwich)
m2. Elizabeth Tyrell (b c1642, d 02.02.1711/2, dau of James Tyrell of Mendham Priory by Elizabeth, dau of Robert Greene of Mendham)
  Visitation shows Susan Mingay as mother of Humprey, Thomas & Anne and Elizabeth Tyrrell as mother of James, William & Jane. Carthew shows Susan as mother of Humphrey & Thomas with Elizabeth being mother of William, James, Jane & Anne. Provisionally, we follow Crisp in showing all of William's children by Elizabeth.
  (i) Thomas Rant of Yelverton (b c1666, a 1720, 2nd son)
  m. (c07.1693) Felicia Corbin (b c1673)
  (a) Letitia Rant (b c08.1699, d 09.04.1714)
  (ii) James Rant of Mendham & Yelverton (b c1669-70, d 27.03.1743)
  m1. (05.09.1699) Theophila Freston (b 1665-6, d 12.04.1721, dau of Anthony Freston of Mendham by Bridget, dau of Henry Coke of Thorington)
  (a) Freston Rant (b c1701, dsp 23.09.1728)
  (b) William Rant (b 1703-4, d 25.04.1754) had issue
  m. (c06.1729) Rebecca Bateman (m2. John Howes of Pulham)
  m2. Mary Salter (d before 02.01.1761)
  (iii) Jane Rant (bur 16.05.1718)
  m. Thomas May of Sutton Hall (bur 26.02.1730/1, widow of Frances)
  (iv) Anne Rant
  m. (c12.1683) William Revett
  (v)+ other issue - Humphrey (b c1658, d 1681), William in London (d before 19.02.1711/2)
  (B) Humphrey Rant of Dickleburgh, Norfolk (b c1635-6, d before 12.06.1722, 3rd son)
  m1. (1664) Ann Gooch (dau of Robert (or Thomas) Gooch of Earsham)
  (i) Humphrey Rant of Dickleburgh (b 1664, d unm 1706)
  (ii) William Rant of Dickleburgh (b c1674, d 1732, rector of Carlton Rode)
  m. (30.08.1699) Elizabeth Le Hunt (d before 11.04.1749, dau of Thomas Le Hunt of Carlton Rode)
  (a) Humphrey Rant of Dickleburgh & Ipswich (b c1709, d 20.01.1779, recorder of Ipswich, Harwich & Orford)
  m. Mary Life (b 1712-3, d 18.05.1781, dau of Nathaniel Life of Marlingford by Mary, dau of Philip Vincent)
  ((1)) Meux William Rant (dvp 26.10.1769)
  ((2)) Mary Rant (d 29.10.1798)
  m. (01.01.1773) Rev. Seymour Locke
  (b) Alice Rant
  m. Robert Dodd of Dickleburgh
  (c)+ other issue (a 05.1720) - William, Elizabeth
  (iii) Ann Rant (d infant)
  (iv) Ann Rant (bur 13.01.1733/4)
  m. (13.07.1703) Leonard Mapes of Rollesby (b ur 07.10.1733, son of Leonard by Bridget)
m2. Alice Barnard (a 1680, dau of Christopher Barnard)
  (C) Bridget Rant (d 1691)
  m. Leonard Mapes of Rollesby (d 1708)
(D)+ other issue - Humphrey (d young), Anthony (b c1640), Thomas of Rollesby (d before 10.04.1705), Anne (b c1633, d 31.10.1698)
  (2) William Rant of Morley, Norfolk (b 1602-3, d 15.09.1653)
  m. (c06.1635) Jane Dingley (b 1615-6, d 11.06.1656, dau of Sir John Dingley of Wolverton)
  (A) Sir William Rant (b c1642, d 06.09.1711)
  m. (c06.1672) Elizabeth de Grey (b 1651-2, d 23.12.1697, dau of James de Grey of Merton by Elizabeth, dau of Sir Martin de Stuteville of Dulham)
  (i) son (d infant)
  (ii) Elizabeth Rant (bpt 03.7.1673, d 07.02.1712/3)
m. (c02.1710/1) Robert Britiffe of Baconsthorpe (b c1662, d 21.09.1749, recorder of Norwich)
  (iii) Jane Rant
  m. Harbord Harbord of Gunton (d 18.01.1741/2)
  (B) Jane Rant (b c1641, bur 10.02.1713/4)
  m. (c12.1662) Sir Edward Ward of Bixley & Mundham, Bart (b c1639, bur 18.03.1686/7)
  (3) Sir Thomas Rant of Thorpe Market, Norfolk (b 1603-4, d 02.06.1671)
  m. Mary Burwell (b c1611, d 17.07.1675, dau of Edmund Burwell of Woodbridge)
  (4) Katherine Rant (b c1598, d 1629)
  m. (c1617) Thomas Skippe of North Tuddenham (d 19.05.1632, m2. Susan Blennerhasset)
  (5)+ other issue - Parnel (b c1600, d 10.01.1619-20), John (b c1610, d 29.12.1658), Edward (b c1614, d 29.10.1636)
  b. Christopher Rant (a 05.1627, 3rd son?)
  (1) James Rant
  c. Mary Rant (a 05.1627)
  m. (before 20.02.1606/7) Robert Doughty of Hanworth (a 05.1627)
  d. Martha Rant
  m. (before 20.2.1606/7) John Linge of Norwich (a 05.1627)
  e. Anne Rant (a 05.1627)
  m. (08.04.1605) Henry Gibson of Beeston St. Lawrence (b c1576, a 1599)
  f.+ other issue - Robert (d 10.1598), Thomas (b 1577-8, a 1606), other (d young)
  ii. Cicely Rant
  B.+ other issue - William, Christopher

Main source(s): 'Fragmenta Genealogica' (vol XIII, 'Pedigree of Rant of Yelverton and Mendham') by Frederick Arthur Crisp (1909), Visitation (Norfolk, 1664, 'Rant') with support from 'The Hundred of Launditch and Deanery of Brisley' (G.A. Carthew, 1877, Part 3, p457+)
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