'Tanfield1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Tanfield of Copfold Hall, Tanfield of Everton, Tanfield of Gayton

Visitation (Essex) starts with William of Gayton father of Robert father (by _ Carvell) of Francis father (by _ Lovell) of Sir Robert (m. Elizabeth Brooke), Elizabeth & Mary. For the first 2 generations we follow Visitation (Northamptonshire) instead.
Robert Tanfield of Gaiton or Gayton, Northamptonshire
m1. _ Lumley
1. William Tanfield had issue
2. Thomas Tanfield
3. Katherine or Ann Tanfield
  m. _ Fairfax
m2. _ Lovell (heir)
4. Sir Robert Tanfield of Gayton
  m. Elizabeth Brooke, heiress of Everton (d 1503, dau of Edward, Lord Cobham, sister of Lord John)
A. Robert Tanfield of Gayton
  m. Katherine Nevilll (dau of Edward Nevill of Abergavenny)
  i. William Tanfield of Everton (Huntingdonshire) & Gayton (b c1488, d 1550)
  m. Isabel Staveley (dau of ?? Staveley of Bignell)
  a. Humphrey Tanfield (dsp young)
b. Francis Tanfield of Gayton
  m. Bridget Cave (dau of Richard Cave, sister of Sir Ambrose)
  (1) Abraham Tanfield (dsp)
  (2) Clement Tanfield of Gayton & Everton (d 1587)
  VCH (Bedfordshire, vol 2, Parishes: Everton) reports that his son William "conveyed the manor by fine" in 1615.
m. Ann Mordaunt (dau of John, Lord Mordaunt)
  (A) Sir Robert or Francis Tanfield of Gayton called Francis by Visitation (Northamptonshire), Robert by Visitation (Essex)
  m. Elizabeth Lane (dau of Sir Robert Lane of Horton)
  (i) William Tanfield (a 1618) had issue
  (ii)+ other issue - Elizabeth, Frances
  (B) Robert Tanfield of the Middle Temple
(C) William Tanfield of Woolde
  m. Judeth Pigott (dau/coheir of Valentine Pigott)
  (3) Robert Tanfield of Gayton
  m. Dorothy Tate (dau of Bartholomew Tate of Delapre)
  (A) Bartholomew Tanfield (dsp)
  (B) Robert Tanfield of Gayton (a 1618)
  m. Sarah Chibnall (dau of Godfrey Chibnall of Orlingbury)
  (i) Mary Tanfield
(C) Sarah Tanfield (bpt 17.05.1581, bur 19.09.1644)
  m. (28.01.1603-4) Richard Midlemore of Warwickshire
  (D) Bridget Tanfield
  m. Sir Parr Lane
  (E) Ann Tanfield
  m. Francis Vachell of Berkshire
  (4) John Tanfield had issue
  m. Mary Steward (dau of John Steward of Pateshall)
(5) Margaret Tanfield
  m. Maurice Tresham of Newton
  (6) Dorothy Tanfield
  m. Bartholomew Tate of Delapre
  (7) Ann (sb Mary?) Tanfield see possible generational confusion below (see also links with the Vachell family)
  m. Clement Vincent of Leicestershire
  c. Robert Tanfield
  m. Wilgiford Fitzharbert
  (1) Sir Lawrence Tanfield (d 04.1625, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer)
  m. Elizabeth Symons (dau of Gyles Symons of Claye by Catherine, sister of Sir Henry Lee)
  (A) Elizabeth Tanfield (b 1585, d 10.1639)
  m. Sir Henry Cary, Viscount Fawkland
d. William Tanfield of Harpole or Harpoole (Northamptonshire), later of Copfold Hall (Essex)
  m. (22.06.1576) Elizabeth Colvile (dau/coheir of Thomas Colvile of Clodhall or Coptfold Hall)
  (1) John Tanfield of Copfold Hall 'of Margareting'
  m. Katherine Combe (dau of George Combe (or Comey or Corney) of Chichester)
  The following comes from Visitation (Essex, 1634, Tanfield).
  (A) Colvile Tanfield of Copfold Hall (a 1634, 3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Engham (dau of Sir Edward Engham of Goodneston)
(i)+ issue (a 1634) - John (b c1626), Edmond
  (B) Dorothy Tanfield
  m. Thomas Denne of the Inner Temple
  (C)+ other issue - John, Francis, William, Thomas, Arnold, Mary, Elizabeth, Wilgiford
  (2) Robert Tanfield (4th son)
  m. Mary Winter
  (3) Jane Tanfield
  m1. _ Sherwood of Sherwood
  m2. Edward (sb Edmund?) Cotton (son of Sir John)
  (4) Bridget Tanfield
  m. Sir Anthony Mayney of Lynton
  (5) Margaret Tanfield
  m. Henry Worley
(6) Wilgiford Tanfield
  m. Sir Edward Butler of Burchanger
  (7) Elizabeth Tanfield
  m. Sir Robert Yonge (son of Sir John of Somerset)
  (8) Ann Tanfield
  m. John Arnolde (son of Sir Nicholas of Monmouthshire)
  (9)+ issue - William, Clovile
  Mentioned in Visitation (Northamptonshire, 1564, Tanfield of Harpoole).
  e. Elizabeth Tanfield
  m. John Ashby of Ashby
  f. Ursula Tanfield
  m. William Purcell of Gayton
5. Elizabeth Tanfield
  m. Sir Robert Shorditch
6. Mary Tanfield
  Shown as wife of Clement Vincent but is that confusion with a Mary/Anne of a later generation? See above.

Main source(s): Visitation (Walter Metcalfe (1887), Northamptonshire, 1618-9, Tanfield of Gayton), Visitation (Essex, 1612, Tanfield)
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