'Ravenscroft1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Ravenscroft of Bretton, Ravenscroft of Horsham

William Ravenscroft
1. Hugh de Ravenscroft
  m. Isabell Holland (dau/coheir of Rafe Holland by Rose, dau/heir of John Skevington son of William by Mary, dau/heir of Hugh de Brickhill of Bretton)
  A. Henry Ravenscroft
m. _ Radcliff (dau of Sir Walter Radcliff)
  i. Ralph Ravenscroft of Bretton in Flintshire, near Chester
  m. Anne Stanley (dau of John Stanley, brother of Thomas, Earl of Derby)
  a. George Ravenscroft
Visitation (Cheshire), supported by CountyGen & Visitation (Sussex) (see below), shows George's wife as Elenor, dau of Thomas Powell of Moston. Dwnn identifies her as ...
  m. Elen (dau of Richard ap Howell ap Howell of Mostyn)
  (1) Thomas Ravenscroft 'of Bretton'
  m. Katherine Grosvenor (dau of Richard Grosvenor of Eaton)
(A) George Ravenscroft of Bretton (a 1580)
  m. Dorothy Davis (dau/heir of John Davis or Davids)
  (i) Thomas Ravenscroft, Sheriff of Flintshire (a 1607)
  Identified as Sheriff in Visitation (Dwnn (Samuel Rush Meyrick 1846), Wales, vol 1, 'Bretton, Hawarden, Flintshire', p281).
  m. Catherine Brereton (dau of Roger Brereton)
(a) Robert Ravenscroft (bur 15.04.1640)
  m. Elizabeth Mainwaring (d 1661, dau of Sir Randle Mainwaring, m2. Sir Francis Gamul)
  Visitation (Dwnn (Samuel Rush Meyrick 1846), Wales, vol 2) ends with reporting that Robert & Elizabeth had several children.
  ((1)) Thomas Ravenscroft of Broadlane, Bretton probably of this generation
((A)) Dorothy Ravenscroft (d before 1719, heir)
  m. Henry (Harry) Conway (b c1688, dvpsp before 1719)
  ((B)) Catherine Ravenscroft
  m. Thomas Powys of Lilford (d 1720)
  ((2)) Anne Ravenscroft probably of this generation
  m. Nathaniel Booth of Mottram Hall (b 26.04.1627, d 1692)
  ((3)) Jane Ravenscroft probably of this generation
  m1. Henry Hardware of Peele
  m2. Sir Thomas Powell, 2nd Bart of Horsley & Birkenhead (b 1631, d after 1694)
  (b) Dorothy Ravenscroft
  m. Thomas Whitley of Aston (a 1638)
  (c) Elizabeth Ravenscroft
  m. John Salisbury of Bachegraig (d 1685)
(d) Frances Ravenscroft
  m. Thomas Salusbury of Leadbrooke
  (e)+ other issue - Ann, Mary
  (ii) Ralfe Ravenscroft (5th son)
  m. Anne Ffelis
  (iii) Edward Ravenscroft (a 1580)
  m. Margaret (coheir of Peter Hocknel) @@ see here @@
(iv) Katherine (Katrin) Ravenscroft (a 1580)
  m. Robert Davids (Davies) of Gwysane
  (v)+ other issue - Ralph (d infant?), Harri (d infant?), William (a 1580), Roger (a 1580), Henry (a 1580, d unm), Anthony (a 1580), Elizabeth (d infant?), Mary (d infant?)
  (B) Ralfe Ravenscroft
  m. Amy Massy (dau of _ Massy of Coddington)
  (C) Elizabeth Ravenscroft (d 1588)
  m. (before 1576) Sir Thomas Egerton (b 1540, d 03.1616-7, Master of the Rolls, Lord Keeper)
(D) Maud Ravenscroft
  m. John Hope
  (E) Alice Ravenscroft
  m. Richard Massy of Aldford
  (F)+ other issue (d young?) - Richard, Roger
  (2) Peter Ravenscroft
The following comes from CountyGen (Sussex, Berry, p32), Visitation (Sussex, 1633-4, Ravenscroft) & MGH (NS1, vol 1 (1874), 'Hall of Horsham & London & Ravenscroft of Horsham', p475).
  m1. (05.12.1569) Elizabeth Foyce
  m2. Elizabeth Hall (dau of John Hall of Horsham, sister/heir of George (sb John?))
  (A) John Ravenscroft of Horsham, Sussex (bpt 26.04.1571)
  m. Juditha Ferne (dau of George Gerne)
  (i) Hall Ravenscroft of Horsham
  m. Eliza Sepley (dau of John Sepley (Stapley?) of Hixted)
  (a) John Ravenscroft (bpt 14.10.1621, d young?)
  (b) Elizabeth Ravenscroft (b c1629, d 02.02.1654, "only child (in 1634)") who married ...
  m. Sir Thomas Delves, 3rd Bart of Doddington (b 28.08.1630, d 15.05.1713)
  (ii) Jane Ravenscroft
  m. (06.04.1613) Henry Bridger of Ashurst
  (iii) Elizabeth Ravenscroft
  m1. William Richbell or Richard Bell
  m2. Daniel Briggs or Bridges of London
  (iv) Ann Ravenscroft
  m. Thomas Petley (son of William of Filson)
  (v) Mary Ravenscroft
  m. Nicholas Sheppard of Horsham
  (vi) Bridget Ravenscroft (bpt 29.04.1605)
  (B)+ other issue - George, Thomas
  b. Ellenor Ravenscroft
  m. _ Redish of Groppnall

Main source(s): Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, Ravenscroft of Bretton), Visitation (Dwnn (Samuel Rush Meyrick 1846), Wales, vol 2, 'Harden. Breton.', pp315-316)
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