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Families covered: Rufford of Butlers (Rufforde of Buttlers), Rufford of Sapey

Visitation (1566) identifies the arms of Thomas Rufford of Butlers (below), quartered with the arms of Huntley, as "Argent, a chevron between three trefoils slipped Sable".
Thomas (or William) Rufford of Butlers, Buckinghamshire named William by Visitation (1566) but Thomas by Visitation (1634)
m. _ Butler (dau/heir of Thomas Butler of Edlesborough)
1. Thomas Rufford of Butlers (eldest son)
  A. Thomas Rufford of Butlers (eldest son)
  m. Elizabeth Cheldry (dau/coheir of Edward Cheldry of Cheldry)
  i. Robert Rufford of Butlers
  m. Margaret
  a. Thomas Rufford of Butlers (eldest son)
m. Phililippa Power (dau of Philip Power or Powre)
  (1) John Rufford of Butlers
  (A) John Rufford of Butlers (eldest son)
  m. Eleanor Topper (dau of Godfrey Topper (Toppes) of Norfolk)
  (i) Gyles Rufford of Butlers (dsp)
  m. Margery Chaterton
  (ii) Thomas Rufford of Butlers
  m. Anne Huntley (dau of George Huntley of Frocester)
  (a)+ issue (a 1634) - Henry, George
  (2) Robert Rufford
  ii. John Rufford



Visitation (1569) identifies the arms of the following family as "Argent, a chevron between three trefoils slipped sable, a pilte issuing from the chief of the second". That implies that the following family was a cadet branch of the one shown above.
Robert Rufford ("yoman of the Crowne")
m. _ Delabere
1. John Rufford (a 1494, "yoman of the Crowne")
  m. _ Welles
  A. Walter Rufford of Clifton
  m. Margaret Colles (dau of William Colles (Coles) of Branford Court)
  i. Roger Rufford of Nethersapa, Worcestershire
  m. Joan Jeffrys (dau of Henry Jeffrys of Holme Castle in CLifton)
  a. Walter Rufford of Sapey, Worcestershire
  m. Jone Walshe (dau of John Walshe of Shelsley Walsh)
  partner unknown
  (1) Susan Ridley
  m. Adam Williams
  b. Francis Rufford of Sapey
  m. Anne Acton (dau of John Acton of Burton)
  (1) Roger Rufford of Sapey (a 1634)
  m. Christian Fido (dau of John Fido of Stanford (Standford))
  (A) William Rufford
  m. Eleanor
  (i) Elizabeth Rufford
  (B) Francis Rufford of Sapey (b c1594, d c1678)
  m. Margaret Bridges of Upleaden (a 1683)
  (i) Francis Rufford of Sapey (b c1646, a 1683)
  m. Sarah Parsons (a 1683, dau of Philip Parsons of Oldnall)
  (a)+ issue (a 1683) - Francis (b c1676), Philip (B c1679), Elizabeth (b c1674)
  (ii) Tamerlane Rufford of London
  (a) daughter
  (iii) Benjamin Rufford (d unm 1680)
  (iv) Anne Rufford
  m. John Yarranton of Redstone
  (C) Mathew Rufford (a 1683)
  (i) Joyce Rufford (d unm)
  (D) Anne Rufford
  m. John Eyton of Bridgnorth
  (E) Mary Rufford
  m. Richard Clark of Hertfordshire
  (F)+ other issue (a 1634) - John of London (d c1675, had issue), Joane
(2) Hemry Rufford
  c. Charles Rufford had issue
  d. Margaret Rufford
  m. Thomas Nicholls
  e. Elizabeth Rufford
  m. William Osman
  f. Jonne Rufford
  m. William Prychett
  g. Anne Rufford
  m. Henry Piston (Pyte or Piste)
  h. Alice Rufford
  m. John Heath
  i. Ursula Rufford
  m. John Walker
  j. Katharine Rufford
  m. John Johnes

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Walter Metcalfe (1883), Buckinghamshire, 1566, 'Rufforde of Buttlers'), Visitation (Buckinghamshire, 1634, 'Rufford of Butlers')
(2) For lower section : Visitation (Worcestershire, 1569, 'Rufford'), Visitation (Worcestershire, 1634, 'Rufford'), Visitation (Walter Metcalfe (1883), Worcestershire, 1682-3, 'Rufford of Sapey')
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