'Rivett1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Ryvet of Bacton, Revett of Bildeston, Ryvet of Brandeston, Ryvet of Fritton, Rivet of Rishangles

BP1934 starts its article on this family with the comment "A Norman descent is attributed to the very ancient family of Rivett."
Thomas Ryvet of Freton ("on the Norfolk border") (a 1272)
1. Roger Ryvet of Fritton (a 1306)
  A. John Ryvet (a 1347)
  m. Alice (dau of Sir Michel de Belifole (or Bella faggio) of Weston & Guy's Cliffe)
  i. Henry Ryvet of Bacton, Suffolk (a 1349)
  a. John Ryvet of Bacton (d 1412)
  m. Maud
  (1) John Ryvet of Bacton (d 1437)
  m. Isobella Claymond (dau of John Claymond)
  (A) Robert Ryvet of Bacton (d 1458)
  m. _ Wolterton (dau of W. Wolterton)
  (i) John Ryvet of Earlsoham (d 1480)
  m. Elise de la Bere of Hornby
  BP1934 shows John & Elise as parents of (1) John of Monewden Park whose eldest son, by an unnamed Bedell of Erring, was Andrew Revett of Brandeston Hall and (2) Sir Thomas Ryvett of Onehouse, Stowmarket, who married Joan Raven. However, Visitation (Walter Metcalfe (1882), Suffolk, 1612, 'Ryvett of Rattlesden' in 'Additional Suffolk Pedigrees', p205) shows the father of that Thomas (as eldest son) plus that John plus another John 'of Rishangles' as an earlier Thomas Rivett of Stowmarket (the first generation mentioned). Provisionally, noting that BP1934 shows Thomas as having died 55 years after John, we insert the Thomas mentioned by Metcalfe as an additional generation not shown by BP1934.
  (a) Thomas Ryvet or Rivett of Stowmarket
  ((1/2)) John Revett or Ryvet of Monewden (Molenden) Park, Suffolk
  The following is supported by Visitation (Walter Metcalfe (1882), Suffolk, 1612, 'Ryvett of Brandeston', p162).
  m. Christian Bedell of Erring/Essex
  ((A)) Andrew Revett or Ryvet of Brandeston, Suffolk had issue
  BP1934 identifies Andrew as the eldest son and reporta that his descendants resided at Brandeston Hall "until their extinction in 1857" but does not follow this line any further.
m. Elizabeth Huntingfield (dau/heir of Thomas Huntingfield by Ann, dau/heir of Thomas Dove of Stradbroke)
  ((i)) John Ryvett of Branson (Brandeston) (d 1616)
  m. Ann Bacon (dau of James Bacon of London (alderman)) ## see here ##
  ((a)) Nicholas Ryvet or Revett of Brandeston Hall (bpt 18.06.1573, d 05.11.1643, MP)
  m. (by 1610) Mary Sicklemore (d 25.08.1659, dau of Thomas Sicklemore of Ipswich & Bamford)
  The following is supported by Visitation (Suffolk, 1664, 'Revett of Brandeston').
  (((1))) John Ryvet or Revett of Brandeston (b c1610, a 1664)
  m. Alice Leake (dau of Thomas Leake of London)
  (((A))) Mary Revett
  m. Thomas Bright
  (((B)))+ other issue (a 1664) - Nicholas (b c1640), Thomas, Joan, Andrew, Anne
  (((2)))+ 2 sons (dvp), daughter, daughter (dvp)
  ((b)) Ann Ryvet
  m. John Trence (Trench) of Gresnall
  ((c)) Margery Ryvet
  m. Edmond Hill of London
((d)) Elizabeth Ryvet
  m. Robert Armiger of Fristoin
  ((e))+ other issue - Robert, John, Thomas, Mary, Margaret, Amy
  ((ii))+ other issue - Anthony (dsp?), George (dsp)
  ((B))+ other issue - Willam (clerk?), Thomas (clerk)
  ((2/1)) Sir Thomas Ryvett of Onehouse, Stowmarket (d 1535)
  m. Joan Raven (dau/heir of Thomas Raven of Needham)
  ((3)) John Ryvett or Rivet of Rishangles, Suffolk
Visitation (Walter Metcalfe (1882), Suffolk, 1612, 'Ryvett of Rattlesden' in 'Additional Suffolk Pedigrees', p205) shows a 3rd son of this generation, John of Rishangles, and refers to Visitation (Walter Metcalfe (1882), Suffolk, 1612, 'Ryvett of Rishangles, p162) which starts with such a John but identifies him as "descended of a third brother". Given that there was already a John in this generation and that having 2 sons of the same name was unusual (albeit not particularly rare), we thought of inserting an additional generation here. However, the dates suggest that the 2nd John was of this generation. He may have been cousin of the above John & Thomas rather than brother.
  m. Margaret Beck of Norfolk (coheir)
  ((A)) Thomas Rivet or Ryvett of Rishangles
m. Jane Bolney (dau of Bartholomew Bolney of Bolney)
  ((i)) John Rivet or Rivett of Bildeston (Bilson), Suffolk (d 1624)
  The following is supported by Visitation (Suffolk, 1664, 'Revett of Brandeston') & 'The Manors of Suffolk' (Copinger, vol 3, 1909, 'Bildeston', p137+) with thanks to a regular contributor (CV, 21.03.21) for bringing the latter to our attention.
m. Elizabeth Brooke (dau of George Brooke of Aspall by Alice, dau of Sir John Tyrell of Gipping)
  ((a)) William Rivett or Revet of Bildeston (b c1592, d 1643)
  m1. Mary Warcope (dau of Gabriel Warcope of Hadleigh & Bildeston)
  (((1)))+ 3 sons (dvp)
  m2. (1632) Elizabeth Drury (dau of Sir Anthony Drury (Drewry) of Besthorpe by Bridget Spelman)
  (((4))) William Revett of Bildeston (b c1639, d 02.1691)
  m. Katherine Clarke (dau of Stephen Clarke of East Besthorpe)
(((A))) William Rivett, last of Bildeston (b c1662, a 1664)
  ((b))+ other issue (a 1612) - John (b c1598), Thomas (b c1602), George (b c1605), Elizabeth (b c1591), Mary (b c1594), Jane (b c1596), Dorothy (b c1597), Alice (b c1600), Ann (b c1604), Martha (b c1608), Margaret (b c1609)
  ((ii)) Elizabeth Rivet
  ((iii)) Mary Rivet (bur 15.04.1613)
  m. John Eldred of London
  ((iv)) Ann Rivet
  m1. Anthony Bates of London
  m2. Thomas Talbot of London
  m3. Richard Bowle of Great Chesham
  ((B))+ other issue - Roger, Edward

Main source(s): BP1934 ('Rivett-Carnac') with input/support as reported above
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