PEDIGREE OF THE ENGLISH FAMILY OF SPOFFORTH
WE take pleasure in introducing here a pedigree which will be found of great interest, tracing as it does a line of descent covering some eight hundred years on English soil, it being kindly furnished for this purpose by Mr. Markham Spofforth, of London.
We have felt obliged to change it from its original chart form, that it may be the more conveniently incorporated in this volume, and, for the sake of brevity, must refer the reader to the first ten pages of the Introduction, where will be found brief historical notices of the earlier generations; and take up the line of descent with Bryan Spofforth, rector of Barton, the nineteenth generation from Gamelbar de Spofforth; the number of each succeeding generation being indicated by small figures at the right of the names. The stars, as in the main part of this work, have been supplied to show what names appear as the heads of families in the following generation. In all other respects the original is copied as nearly as possible.
A priest; was Rector of Barton in Ryedale; deprived in Queen Mary's reign (1554-55) of his benefice for having married. (See Yorkshire Archceological Journal, part 37, p. 95.) He maried, in 1530, Alice, fil. Walter Fawkes, of Leeds.
(1.) ROBERT SPOFFORTH20.
Embraced the reformed religion, and was the first Protestant of the family. He married, in 1565, Agnes, fil. Gilbert Clare, of Pontefract.
2. *JOHN21, clerk, Vicar of Silkeston.
(2.) JOHN SPOFFORTH21.
Clerk, Vicar of Silkeston, com. Ebor; born 1588; ejected for non-conformity, 1663, temp. Charles II.; spent the remainder of his life with Mr. Cotton, who favored the views of the Puritans.(2)
5. JOHN22, one of the "Pilgrim Fathers"; settled at Rowley,
(3.) SIMEON SPOFFORTH21.
Of Selby; born 1593; ob. 7 Dec., 1688, t. 95; buried in Selby Abbey Church; = Mary, buried in Selby Abbey Church, Feb. 14, 1679.
(6.) ROBERT SPOFFORTH22.
Of Selby; ob. Feb. 6, 1706; buried in Selby Abbey Church. Eleanor, his widow, died January, 1709.
(9.) REGINALD SPOFFORTH22.
Of Doncaster; buried 30 Jan., 1701, in Doncaster Old Church. He married Mary Trickett and Elizabeth Aberganny.
13. REGINALD23, baptized 1670; buried April, 1716, at Doncaster.
(10.) ROBERT SPOFFORTH23.
Of Barlby Hall, com. Ebor, living there inter 1756-1777; married Anne or Anna, only daughter of Rev. Charles Maslin, Vicar of Hemmingborough, and grand-daughter of Ralph Lodge, Esq., of Barlby Hall, near Selby; also Ann, daughter and co-heiress of Ralph Nixon, Esq., of Howden, Yorks.; ob. 1749; interred in the vault at Howden Church.
14. RALPH24, b. 1729; d. 27 Apr., 1756, s. p., t. 27.
(12.) JOHN SPOFFORTH23.
Of Lund, com. Ebor; ob. 1761; buried at Hemmingborough.
22. JOHN24, m., 29 Nov., 1774, Elizabeth Eure or Ury, and had
(16.) ROBERT SPOFFORTH24.
Of Howden; born 1740; died 22 Aug., 1827, t. 87; clerk to the Bishop of Durham, 1760, legis peritus. He married Hannah, only daughter of Thomas Markham, Esq., of Howden Manor, who was grandson of Thomas Markham and Anna Nevill.
(23.) ROBERT SPOFFORTH25.
(First son.) Of Howden; born 10 June, 1768; died 16 Nov., 1830; married, 1795, at St. Martin's, York, Ann, daughter of Thomas Turnell, or Thornhill, of Tickill, Yorks.
(27.) SAMUEL SPOFFORTH25.
(Fifth son.) Of Newfields, near Howden; born 1784; died 1869; married, 1823, Ann, daughter of Thomas Richardson, Esq., of Enthorpe House, Fangfoss. Grange and the Lodge, Pocklington.
38. SAMUEL26, of 6 Stafford Street, Kensington; b. 1824; m.
(34.) ROBERT SPOFFORTH26.(3)
Of Howden, Scarborough, and Easthorpe Hall; born 16 Jan., 1804; married, ?? Sept., 1828, Sarah Ann, daughter of Capt. Robert Jefferson, Royal Horse ??ards Blue, of Howden.
46. ROBERT TURNELL27, b. June, 1829; d. 8 Sept., 1829.
(39.) MARKHAM SPOFFORTH26.
Of 3 Porchester Terrace, Middlesex; born 14 March, 1825; appointed Taxing ??aster in Chancery, September, 1877; married, at Christchurch, Paddington, ??4 Dec., 1858, Agnes, only daughter of John Claudius Loudon, F. L. S.; born 28 ??Oct., 1837; died 13 June, 1863; buried at the cemetery, Kensal Green.
55. WALTER LOUDON27, born at Porchester Terrace, 21 Nov.,
(1)See allusion to him, Introduction
(2)For much fuller notice of John Spofforth, Vicar of Silkeston, see Introduction.
(3)Mr. Spofforth is the head of the English family;--the eldest son of the eldest son.