'Westby2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Westby of Elmton Hall, Westby of Gilthwaite, Westby of Howarth, Westby of Ravenfield

Ralph Westby of Ravenfield, Yorkshire
Walker shows Ralph and his successors as 'of Ravenfield'. Foster shows Ralph as of Leytonhall (Lytham Hall) and Westbythorpe in Craven and does not mention Ravenfield until the Robert who married (Isabell) Wheatley.
m. Joan Odingsells (dau/coheir of Sir Simon Odingsells)
1. Henry Westby of Ravenfield (youngest son)
  m. Ann Cripps (dau of Henry Cripps)
  A. Robert Westby of Ravenfield
  Foster identifies Robert's wife as a daughter of Sir Richard Shirley. Walker names her ...
  m. Constance Thirley (dau of Sir Ralph Thirley)
  i. Henry Westby of Ravenfield
  Foster shows Henry as married to a dau of Woodrove of Woolley. Walker identifies her as ...
  m. _ Bosevile
  a. Henry Westby of Ravenfield
  m. Alice Entwistle (dau of Thomas Entwistle of Entwistle) not named by Foster
(1) Thomas Westby of Ravenfield
  Foster shows Henry as married to a Bosvile. Walker identifies his wife as ...
  m. Margaret Marshall (dau of John Marshall)
  (A) Robert Westby of Ravenfield
  m. Isabell Wheatley (dau of Richard Wheatley of Woolley by Muriel, dau of John Lacy of Brierley)
(i) Robert Westby of Ravenfield
  m. Isabell Rereseby (dau of Ralph Rereseby of Thribergh by Agnes Stapleton of Wighill)
  (a) Ralph Westby of Ravenfield
  m. Clare Arthington (dau of John Arthington of Arthington)
  ((1)) Ralph Westby of Ravenfield
  m. Ann Wyrrall (dau of Hugh Wyrrall of Loversall by Anne, dau/heir of Philip Knottesford)
((A)) Ralph Westby of Ravenfield (a 1585)
  Both Walker and Foster end with this Ralph. The following, which comes from Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1665, Westby of Ravenfield), presumes that this was the same Ralph who is the first mentioned by Dugdale as being "of Leyton-Hall and Westby-Thorpe in Craven".
  ((i)) Ralph Westby (dvp)
  ((ii)) Robert Westby see the note at the top of the section below
  ((B)) Thomas Westby
  m. Faith Lane (dau of Thomas Lane of Bentley)
  ((C)) Margery Westby
  m. John Rokeby of Nether Skiers (son of Ralph by Dorothy Danby)
  ((D)) Barbara Westby
  m. William Thornton
((E))+ other issue - Ellen, Mary, Bridget
  ((2)) Ann Westby
  m. (03.10.1540, probably not 1521) Nicholas Levett (son of William of Melton by Elizabeth, dau/coheir of William Wentworth of Sprotborough)
  ((3))+ other issue - John, Clare
  (b) Thomas Westby
  (c) Jane Westby
  m. Nicholas Fitzwilliam of Bentley
  (d) Catherine Westby
  m. William Norton
  (e) Alice Westby possibly of this generation
  m. Edward Fitzwilliam
  (i) Christopher Westby
  m. Ellen Previle
  (iii) Edward Westby
  (iv) Agnes Westby
  m. John Sydholme
  (v) Isabell Westby
  m. _ Bagshaw of ye Edge
  (vi) Cecily Westby
  m. Christopher Vaux of Doncaster
  (B)+ other issue - Henry (d unm), William (d unm), Ellen, Isabell, Cecily, Agnes
2.+ other issue - Ralph (dvp), Robert



Although it seems very likely that the following family is connected to the one above, we do not know exactly how that connection arose. In Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1665, Westby of Ravenfield), Dugdale shows Robert above (younger son of Ralph of Ravenfield who was alive in 1585) as father of Francis, George of Elmeton & John and shows George of Elmeton as father of George (d 1640, m. Agneta Hawley), Henry, Joane (m1. _ Smale, m2. Stephen Bright), Dorothy (m. _ Smale), Anne (m. _ Hobson) & Elizabeth (m. _ Wilson). FMG mentions this and notes that Dugdale "instead of making Francis Borough mother of Tho. & Geo. makes their mother Agnes, dau of .... Hawley of Stotford, which cannot be" (our emphasis). FMG starts with the following Christhoper (possibly the same person as the Ralph shown above as father pf Ralph (dsp) & Robert ???).
Christopher Westby of Elmton, Derbyshire (a temp Elizabeth who r. 1558-1603)
1. Ralph Westby (dsp)
2. Francis Westby of Elmton Hall
  m. Ellen Bagshaw
  A. Francis Westby of Elmton Hall
  m. Mary Pease of Bolsover Woodhouse
  i. George Westby of Elmton Hal
  ii. Francis Westby (dsp)
  iii. Ellen Westby
m. John Kitchin of Bolsover
  B. Henry Westby of Holme in Whitwell
  m. ?? (widow of Jameson of Holme)
  i. Frances Westby
3. George Westby of Whaley, Derbyshire (a 1614)
  A. George Westby of Gilthwaite & Ravenfield (d 1640) the first mentioned in Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1665, Westby of Gilthwayt)
  m. Frances Borough (a 1640, dau of Richard Borough of Gilthwaite)
  i. Thomas Westby of Ravenfield
m1. (by 09.09.1630) Ann Bonner (dau/coheir of Gabriel Bonner of Alkmondbury)
  a. George Westby of Ravenfield (b 1632-3, d 30.01.1685)
  m. Benedicta Drake (b 1629-30, bur 25.03.1702, dau of Joseph Drake of Hall)
  (1) Thomas Westby of Ravenfield, later of Linton in Cambridgeshire (d 1747)
  m1. Margaret Wardell (d 11.02.1698-9)
  (A) Wardell George Westby, last of Ravenfield
  m. (30.05.1723) Charlotte Darcy (dau of John Darcy, son/heir of Conyers, Earl of Holderness)
  (i) Bridget Mary Westby
m. (1750) (Robert) Percival
  (B)+ other issue - Edward (dsp), Thomas (d young), Elizabeth (d young)
  m2. (sp) Ann White (dau of John White of Tuxford)
  m3. (sp) ??
  (2) Elizabeth Westby probably the Elizabeth who married ...
  m. Samuel Hallowes (son of Matthew)
  (3) Ann Westby
  m. William Cotton of the Haigh
  b. Frances Westby
  m. John Hatfield of Hatfield (son of Ralph)
  m2. Barbara Hatfield (dau of Ralph Hatfield of Laughton, widow of Stephen Bright of Carbrook)
  c. Barbara Westby
  m. John Cromwell, later of Norwich (a 06.1680, formerly rector of Claworth)
d.+ other issue - John (d young), Sarah of Hatfield
  ii. George Westby of Gilthwaite (b c1616, d 06.11.1671)
  m1. Martha Hemingway (dau of Robert Hemingway of Shibden)
  a. George Westby of Gilthwaite 'of Rancliffe' (bpt 26.06.1652, d 20.02.1715, 2nd son)
  m. (23.02.1681) Ann Turnell (d 29.03.1734)
  (1) George Westby of Gilthwaite (bpt 18.11.1664, d 11.09.1751)
  m. (27.12.1736) Mary Worral (dau of Anthony Worral of Strynds)
  (A) George Westby of Howarth (b 1739-40, dsp 03.06.1790)
  m. Catherine Hirst (dau of John Hirst of The Clough)
  (B) Elizabeth Westby of Howarth (bpt 20.08.1741, d unm)
  (2) Thomas Westby of Howarth (bpt 21.06.1699, dsp 21.07.1758, 3rd son)
  m. Jane Beckwith (b 1721-2, d 29.04.1796, dau of William Beckwirh of Thurcroft)
  (3)+ other issue - Henry (d young after 1708), Samuel (bpt 08.1687), Alice (bpt 16.03.1682-3, bur 18.02.1694-5), Elizabeth (b c1694, d 1698)
  b. James Westby of Over Whiston (bpt 20.08.1668, bur 16.04.1695, youngest son)
  m. Martha
  (1) Frances Westby (b 1691, d 1694)
(2) Dorcas Westby (b 1692)
  m. (21.06.1718) George Staniforth of Catcliffe
  (3) Alice Westby (b 1695)
  m. (05.10.1713) Thomas Pursglove of Barnsley
  c. Sarah Westby (bpt 01.06.1650)
  m. (25.08.1687) Mathew Hallowes
  d. Dorcas Westby (bpt 29.03.1656)
m. (20.04.1685) John Laughton of Howarth
  e. Frances Westby (a 29.08.1726)
  m1. Henry Saxton (dsp 1689)
  m2. Edward Mansell (d before 29.08.1726, vicar of Ecclesfield)
  f. Elizabeth Westby (bpt 26.01.1662-3, d 24.06.1727)
m. (25.03.1695) Richard Kent of Kimberworth
  g.+ other issue - Samuel (bpt 02.02.1648-9, d 14.11.1676), Thomas (a 10.1679, d young), John (bpt 18.02.1663-4, d 21.12.1684), Mary (bpt 22.12.1653, d 01.04.1679)
  m2. Alice Stringer (d 17.08.1685, dau of Francis Stringer of Whiston)
  iii. John Westby (a 1617)
  iv. Faith Westby
  m. (19.06.1628) Anthony Hatfield of Laughton (brother of Barbara)
  v. Sarah Westby
  m. William Spencer of Bramley Grange (Lt. Colonel)
  B. Henry Westby of Carhouse in Rotherham (bur 23.10.1657)
  m. (13.05.1614) Elizabeth Borough (bur 06.11.1655, dau of Richard Borough of Gilthwaite, widow of (Thomas) Taylor)
i. Elizabeth Westby
  m. (18.07.1638) Edward Gill of Carhouse
  C. Elizabeth Westby
  m. John Wilson of Alfreton
  D. Joan Westby
  m1. William Smales
  m2. Stephen Bright of Carbrook
  E. Ann Westby
  m. Percival Hobson of Dodworth
  F. Dorothy Westby (bur 13.03.1633)
  m. Humphrey Smales of Bolsover (d 1634)
4. John Westby of High Wood in Whitwell, Derbyshire
  A. George Westby of Birks. (Berkshire?)
  i.+ issue - John of Highwood, George of Carburton
  B. Elizabeth Westby
  m1. Thomas Mottram
  m2. Alexander Vesey of Whitwell

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Walker's Yorkshire Pedigrees (1942, Westby of Ravenfield), Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1584/5, Westby of Ravenfield) with support from MGH (NS1, vol 1 (1874), 'Westby of Ravensfield', p447+)
(2) For lower section : FMG (vol II, Westby)
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