A Genealogical Record of John Spofford and Elizabeth Scott

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.

BRYAN SPOFFORTH19.(1)

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.

A SON.

1.  *ROBERT20. 

(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.

CHILDREN.

2.  *JOHN21, clerk, Vicar of Silkeston. 
3.  *SIMEON21, of Selby. 
4.   JOSHUA21, appointed Prebendary of Dunnington, in the Metropolitan 
                 Church, of York, 26 Oct., 1660. He 
                 resided at Howsham, and had a daughter, Mary, 
                 who, on the 13 Sept., 1665, married Francis Horsley, 
                 Esq., of Full Sutton, com. Ebor. (See Dugdale's 
                 "Visitation of Yorkshire," p. 169.) 

(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)

A SON.

5.   JOHN22, one of the "Pilgrim Fathers"; settled at Rowley, 
              1638; founded Spoffordsville in Massachusetts, United 
              States, and was the progenitor of a large and influential 
              family, several of whom have been representatives 
              in the States Senate. He married Elizabeth 
              Scott, daughter of Thomas Scott, of Ipswich, U. S. 
              Their sons were John, b. 24 Oct., 1648; d. 22 Apr., 
              1697; = Sarah Wheeler, of Rowley, Mass., 9 Mar., 
              1675. Thomas, b. 4 Nov., 1650; = Abigail Haggett, 
              22 Sept., 1676. Samuel, b. 1 Jan., 1653. 

(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.

CHILDREN.

6.  *ROBERT22. 
7.   ELIZABETH22, buried in St. Mary's Church, Castlegate, York, 1709. 
8.   FRANCES22,   born at Selby; died February, 1701; = Robert Johnson, of London. 
9.  *REGINALD22. 

(6.) ROBERT SPOFFORTH22.

Of Selby; ob. Feb. 6, 1706; buried in Selby Abbey Church. Eleanor, his widow, died January, 1709.

CHILDREN.

10. *ROBERT23. 
11.  SAMUEL23, b. May, 1729; emigrated to, Bermuda, where his son, Samuel, was born.
12. *JOHN23, of Lund, com. Ebor. 

(9.) REGINALD SPOFFORTH22.

Of Doncaster; buried 30 Jan., 1701, in Doncaster Old Church. He married Mary Trickett and Elizabeth Aberganny.

A SON.

13.  REGINALD23, baptized 1670; buried April, 1716, at Doncaster. 
                   From him descended Reginald Spofforth, 
                   poet and composer, professor of music, author 
                   of "Hail, Smiling Morn," etc.

(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.

CHILDREN.

14.  RALPH24,          b. 1729; d. 27 Apr., 1756, s. p., ‘t. 27. 
15.  ANNE24,           d. 15 Apr., 1732, s. p. 
16. *ROBERT24. 
17.  EDWARD24,         b. 1749; d. 1816; = Anne, daughter of Ralph Nixon, Esq., of Howden. 
18.  RALPH GRIMSTON24, d. 1759, s. p. 
19.  ANNE24,           d. 11 Apr., 1729, s. p. 
20.  ELIZABETH24,      d. 1728, s. p. 
21.  CLARE24,          d. 1728, s. p.; = Robert Bell, of Selby. 

(12.) JOHN SPOFFORTH23.

Of Lund, com. Ebor; ob. 1761; buried at Hemmingborough.

A SON.

22.  JOHN24, m., 29 Nov., 1774, Elizabeth Eure or Ury, and had 
               children: William, bap. 1775; Robert, d. 1781; 
               Robert, bap. 1782; Mary, bap. 1785. 

(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.

CHILDREN.23. 

*ROBERT25. 
24.  RALPH25,     M. A., Oxon., clerk; b. January, 1771; d. 10 
                    June, 1823; was Vicar of Howden and Wressel, 
                    lecturer of Barmby-on-the-Marsh, Vicar 
                    of Eastrington, and Rector of Cowthorpe, 
                    near Spofforth. He married Elizabeth, 
                    daughter of Blencoe Dunn, of Howden, and 
                    Sarah, widow of William Clark. 
25.  EDWARD25,    b. 1779; died s. p. 
26.  JONATHAN25,  b. 1782; died s. p. 
27. *SAMUEL25. 
28.  HANNAH25,    b. 1772; died unm.; buried at Howden. 
29.  ANN25,       b. 1773; d. 1856; = William Scholfield, Esq. 
30.  MARY25,      b. 1775; = William Haworth, Esq., of Hull. 
31.  ELIZABETH25, b. 1777; d. 1851; = John Dixon, of Chancery Lane, banker. 
32.  ALICE25,     b. 1781; d. 1851; = James S. Lister, of Ousefleet 
                              Grange, Yorks., and Hirst Priory, Linc. 
33.  HELEN25,   of Fulford, Yorks.; b. 1788; living 1879, unmarried. 

(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.

CHILDREN.

34. *ROBERT26. 
35.  EDWARD26,    b. 1805; died in Sydney, N. S. W.; m., 1847, 
                     Anna, daughter of Capt. McDonnel, of New 
                     Zealand. A son, Robert, was born in Sydney, Australia. 
36.  ANN26,       d. unm.; buried at Howden. 
37.  ELIZABETH26, d. 1830, ‘t. 30; = William Dinsley, of Howden. 

(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.

CHILDREN.

38.  SAMUEL26,    of 6 Stafford Street, Kensington; b. 1824; m. 
                     Mary Helena, daughter of Angus Turner, Esq., of Pitcairn House, Perthshire. 
39. *MARKHAM26. 
40.  EDWIN26,     b. 9 May, 1826; d. 30 Sept., 1842; buried at Howden. 
41.  HENRY26,     b. 5 Nov., 1829; d. 2 June, 1841; buried at Howden. 
42.  THOMAS26,    b. 29 Aug., 1831; d. 12 Aug., 1860, during the 
                     passage from Ceylon; buried in the Red Sea, from P. and O. steamer "Nubia." 
43.  ARTHUR26,    b. 26 Aug., 1836; was second officer of the 
                     "Great Eastern" in her first voyage; was 
                     first officer of Her Majesty's transports at 
                     Balaclava; was present in several attacks by 
                     the Naval Brigade on Sebastopol; was first 
                     officer of the "Connaught" steamer which 
                     was burnt to the water's edge; d. at Callao, 
                     South America, 11 June, 1863, s. p. 
44.  AMELIA26,    b. 18 Feb., 1828; m., 1879, William Edward 
                     Woodall, Esq., of Mostyn Mere House, Scarborough. 
45.  MARIA26,     b. 19 July, 1834; d. 1878, s. p.; buried at Howden. 

(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.

CHILDREN.

46.  ROBERT TURNELL27,   b. June, 1829; d. 8 Sept., 1829. 
47.  ROBERT JEFFERSON27, b. 20 Sept., 1831; captain 59th Regiment; 
                            served in the Chinese War; present at the taking of Hong Kong; 
                            staff officer of pensioners; married, 23 Apr., 1862, Harriette Ann, daughter 
                            of John Edward Brooke, Esq., of Hildenly, Yorks. 
48.  EDWARD NIXON27,     b. 6 Mar. 1833; died at Malta, 1855, s. p. 
49.  PHILIP27,           b. July, 1834; died at Scarborough, 1837. 
50.  ANNIE27,            b. 22 Apr., 1830. 
51.  ELIZABETH27,        b. 18 Nov., 1835; m. 1855; died in 
                            India, 1879; wife of Rev. H. Piggot-James, 
                            chaplain to the East India Company. 
52.  FRANCES27,          b. 18 Nov., 1837; m., 12 Dec., 1865, Rev. 
                            Charles James Fuller, Vicar of Cowbridge, County of Northumberland. 
53.  SARAH EMILY27,      b. 22 Mar., 1840; m. Rev. Thomas Henry Stokoe, M. A., 
                                           Head Master King's College, London. 
54.  HELEN TURNELL27,    b. 11 Dec., 1841; m., April, 1869, Edward  Athawes, Esq.,
                            of Barton, Bucks, barrister-at-law, stipendiary magistrate for Chatham Kent. 

(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.

CHILDREN.

55.  WALTER LOUDON27,  born at Porchester Terrace, 21 Nov., 
                         1861; educated at Winchester; m. at 
                         Christchurch, Folkestone, 14 July, 1886, 
                         Eva Janetta, daughter of Major Woodall, 
                         staff paymaster, of Her Majesty's 
                         forces in Egypt. 
56.  BEATRIX LOUDON27, b. 20 Aug., 1860; d. 14 Aug., 1861; buried in Howden Church. 
57.  AGNES LOUDON27,   born at Porchester Terrace, 13 May, 1863. 

(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.

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