'Vawdrey1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Vawdrey of Bowdon, Vawdrey of Bristol, Vawdrey of Cranage, Vawdrey of Mill Gate, Vawdrey of Moorsbarrow (Moresbarrow), Vawdrey of The Riddings

Commoners reports that "The house of Vawdrey was one of distinction in Franche Comte" and notes that family's connection with the Champagne region of France. Commoners also reports that "Its founder in England was a follower of Hugh Kevilioc, Earl of Chester" who d 1181.
Thomas Vawdrey of Bowdon, 1st of The Riddings, Altrincham, Cheshire
m. Anne Newton (dau of Richard Newton of Pownall)
1. Robert Vawdrey 'of The Riddings' of Bowdon
m1. Alice (widow of Ralph Brereton of Wetenal)
  A. Thomas Vawdrey of The Riddings
  Commoners shows that Thomas m1. Agnes Worsley, m2. dau of Humphrey Davenport, m3. dau of John Shakerley and is unclear which wife was mother of Edward. Ormerod shows that he married just once, to Edwards' mother ...
  m. Agnes (or Avisa) Worsley (b c1548, a 1572, dau/coheir of Ralph Worsley of Birkenhead, m2. Humphrey Davenport, m3. John Shakerley)
  i. Edward Vawdrey of The Riddings (bur 16.03.1622)
  m. (12.12.1587) Jane Hyde (dau of Robert Hyde of Norbury)
  a. Robert Vawdrey of The Riddings (b 1595)
  m. Margaret Moseley (dau of Oswald Moseley of Garrat)
  (1) Samuel Vawdrey of The Riddings (a 1654, 2nd son)
  m. Katherine Peirson (dau of Richard Peirson of Bowdon)
  (A) Edward Vawdrey (b c1664)
  Ormerod ends this line with Edward, aged 19 in 1683. Commoners identifies him as the person who sold The Riddings, settled at Millgate in Cranage, and married Sarah, dau of John Whittingham of Mooresbarrow & Hulme Street Halls. Commoners then shows him as father of (with others (unnamed) Thomas father of the Daniel who married Hannah Sambach. Following BLG1952 & MGH, we show the ancestry of that Daniel differently, see below.
  (B) Alice Elizabeth Vawdrey
  (2)+ other issue - Edward (dsp), Robert of Chester, Thomas of London, Jabez, Nicholas, Beatrix, Susan, Margaret, Christiana
b.+ other issue - Samuel (had issue), Edward (dsp), Rebecca, Anne, Bridget, Elizabeth
  B. John Vawdrey (d 03.03.1625)
  i. William Vawdrey (3rd son)
  m1. _ Massey (dau/coheir of _ Massey of Hale)
  a. Mary Vawdrey
  m. John Turbott
  b. Anne Vawdrey
  m. ?? Harrison of Tatton
  c.+ other issue - Alexander (dsp), John (dsp), Frances
  m2. Alice More (dau of Sir Edward More of Kirtington)
  f.+ other issue - Edward, John (priest in Rome)
  ii.+ other issue - Richard, Henry, Catherine
  C.+ other issue - Richard, Robert
  m2. Alice Barton (dau of Ralph Barton)
  E. Thomas Vawdrey of Bowdon
m. Anne Bulkeley
  Commoners shows that Thomas & Anne were parents of George. Ormerod adds the other children.
  i. George Vawdrey 'of Riddings' of Bowdon
  m. Cicely Sorracol (dau of Alexander Sorracol of Manchester)
  a. Robert Vawdrey of Riddings
  b. Parnel Vawdrey
  m. John Brock
  c. Emma Vawdrey
  m. Richard Coltenstoke
  d.+ other issue - John, Ellen, Margery, Margaret
  ii. Thomas Vawdrey of Mill Gate in Cranage (bur 29.05.1678)
Ormerod shows a Thomas as the 4th son of this generation. Perhaps 2 of his elder brothers dvp as this appears to be the Thomas who is the first mentioned by MGH & BLG1952 other than to identify him as "probably identical" (MGH) or "certainly identical" (BLG1952) with the Thomas who was the 2nd (surviving?) son of the Thomas who was the 5th son, but 1st of his 2nd marriage, of Robert Vawdrey of The Riddings.
  m. (12.02.1620) Anne Jackson of Sandbach (d 10.05.1679)
  a. Thomas Vawdrey of Mill Gate & Clotton, Cheshire (bpt 03.10.1622, bur 04.05.1697)
  m. Jane Cotton of Church House, Cheshire (d 14.06.1686_)
  (1) Thomas Vawdrey of Mill Gate & Clotton (d 11.1715)
  m. Sarah Whittingham (d 31.12.1724, dau of John Whittingham of Moresbarrow)
  (A) Daniel Vawdrey of Cranage, later of Moresbarrow & Holme Street Hall (b 07.02.1694, bur 15.10.1763)
m. Hannah Sandbach of Hewry (d 14.10.1753)
  (i) Thomas Vawdrey of Cranage (b 25.03.1722, bur 30.05.1779)
  m. Mary Stanway (dau/heir of Thomas Stanway of Biddenhall)
  (a) Anne Vawdrey (bpt 17.02.1764)
m. (19.10.1784) James Eyton Mainwaring (b 1750,d 1808, Vicar of Ellaston, son of Edward of Whitmore Hall by Sarah Bunbury)
  (b)+ other issue (d infant) - Thomas (b 1762), Daniel (b 1767)
  (ii) Daniel Vawdrey of Moorsbarrow (Moresbarrow) Hall (b 14.03.1733, d 29.03.1801, 4th son)
  m1. Mary Seaman (b 1743-4, bur 01.02.1774, dau of William Seaman of Middlewich)
  (a) Gilbert Vawdrey (b 1770, d 1773)
  (b) Daniel Vawdrey of Tushingham Hall (Cheshire) & Plas Gwynant (Glangwynant, Cearnarvonshire), Sheriff of Caernarvonshire (b 05.10.1771, d 17.01.1844) had issue
  m. (07.02.1804) Anne Wyatt (dau of Benjamin Wyatt of Lime Grove)
  m2. (01.01.1778) Mary Seaman (b 1743-4, d 20.03.1834, dau of Peter Seaman of Warrington, cousin of Daniel's 1st wife)
  (c) William Vawdrey (b 28.03.1784, Rector of Harthill, 4th son of this marriage)
  m. Fanny Brabant (dau of John Brabant of Kinderton Lodge)
  ((1))+ issue - Frederick, William David, Mary (d unm 1837), Madeline, Fanny Maria
  (d) Thomas Vawdrey of Newton, Cheshire (b 07.10.1786, dsp 05.11.1839)
  m. (01.10.1822) Maria Anne Hodges (dau of Rev. Thomas Hodges of Holmes Chapel)
  (e)+ other issue (d unm) - Gilbert of Wrenbury (b 28.12.1778, d 04.02.1844, cleric), Peter of Warrington (b 27.04.1780, d 19.03.1831), Richard of Middlewich (b 26.03.1782, d 11.04.1832), Sarah Darrell (d 29.01.1837)
  (iii) Mary Vawdrey (b 20.03.1731, a 03.1795)
  m. Richard Nicholls of Warrington
  (a) Daniel Nicholls of Grandon (d before 19.05.1794, cleric)
  m. Mary Wyatt of Sinai Park (d before 19.05.1794
  ((1)) Mary Wyatt Symkin Nicholls (a 05.1794)
  (b)+ other issue (d yoiung) - Hannah, Mary, Sarah
  (iv)+ other issue (d unm) - Richard, Daniel
  (B) Thomas Vawdrey of Moresbarrow (b 09.12.1695, a 1730, of Gray's Inn)
  m. Elizabeth Gresty of Peover
  (ii) Mary Vawdrey (d young)
  (iii) Sarah Vawdrey
  m. John Mather of Power
  (iii) Elizabeth Vawdrey
  m. Thomas Forster of Peover
  (a)+ 6 daughters
  (C) Joseph Vawdrey (b 28.12.1697)
  m. Mary Glover of Shorthal
  (i) Thomas Vawdrey (dsp youing)
  (ii) Anne Vawdrey
  m. Joseph Sandbach of Chelford
  (D) Hannah Vawdrey (b 12.02.1692, a 03.1757)
  m. James Bulkeley of Cranage
  (i)+ issue (d young)
  (E) Sarah Vawdrey (b 10.05.1699, a 03.1757, dsp)
  m. Ralph Dean of Allostock (a 03.1757)
  (F) Mary Vawdrey (a 03.1757)
  m1. George Wood of Knutsford
  (i) Thomas Wood (d infant)
  (ii) Sarah Wood
  m. Joseph Lee of Radbrook
  (a) Joseph Lee of Radbrook (a 03.1795) had issue
  m. _ Parsons of Whitchurch
  (b)+ other issue - Ralph (d young), Sarah (b c1765, d 1781)
  m2. John Shawe of Holmes Chapel (a 03.1757)
  (iii) Mary Shawe (a 03.1795)
  m. Samuel Burrows (a 03.1795)
  (2) Randle Vawdrey of Helperstone Grange & Cotton, Cheshire (bur 08.12.1724)
  The following comes from BLG1952 ('Vawdrey of Crill House').
  m. Anne
  (A) William Vawdrey (b 1695, d 02.09.1740, cleric)
  m. Mary Illidge (dau of George Illidge of Stapeley)
  (i) George Vawdrey of Bristol (a 1742)
  (ii) William Vawdrey of Bristol (a 1743)
m. Mary Raynes
  (a) William Vawdrey of Bristol (a 1743)
  m. Ann Glascott
  ((1)) William Vawdrey (b 22.01.1771, d 30.03.1838, Rector of Kennerleigh in Devon) had issue
  m. (1793) Elizabeth Glascott (d 15.12.1863)
  (3) Anne Vawdrey
  m. (14.2.1689) Cranage Wilcoxson of Sproston
  b. Anne Vawdrey
  iii.+ other issue - Edward, Richard, Margaret
  F. Robert Vawdrey 'of Riddings' (b c1509)
  m1. Elizabeth Hill (dau of Oliver Hill of Manchester by _ Prestwich)
  i.+ issue - Robert, James, Oliver, Ellen, Jane, Cicely, Margery, Katherine, Margaret
  m2. Alice Brereton (dau of Randle Brereton of Eccleston)
  G.+ other issue - John, Randle, Richard, Hugh, Lawrence, Mary, Jane, Margaret

Main source(s): Ormerod (Cheshire, vol 1, 1819, 'Vawdrey of Riddings and Bank', p414), Commoners (vol 1, 'Vawdrey of Tushingham', p353+), BLG1952 ('Worthingtoin (formerly Vawdrey) of Tushingham'), MGH (NS1, vol 4 (1884), 'Pedigree of Whittingham and Vawdrey', p357+) with input as reported above
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