General history: Gentry families extinct before 1500

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Magna Britannia: Volume 5, Derbyshire. Originally published by T Cadell and W Davies, London, 1817.

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Families extinct before the Time of the Heralds' Visitations.

Aderley of Heage. — One of the coheiresses married Winfield.

Alfreton. — The coheiresses married Latham and Chaworth — extinct in 1269.

Arms: — Azure, two chevrons, Or, adopted by Chaworth.

Archer of Abney, Highlow, and Hucklow. — Edw. I. — Edw. III.

Avenell, of Nether-Haddon. — The coheiresses, in the reign of King John, married Vernon and Bassett.

Arms: — Gules, six annulets, Argent.

Bakepuze, of Barton-Blount. — Henry II.,—Edw. I.

Arms: — Gules, two bars, Argent, in chief, three horse shoes, Or.

Bakewell, of Bakewell.— One of the coheiresses married Linacre before the year 1400.

Arms: — Or, three magpies, Proper.

Bec or Beck of Pleasley. — The nieces and coheiresses of Anthony Bec, Bishop of Durham, who possessed estates in this county, and died in 1340, married Harcourt and Willoughby.

Arms: — Gules, a cross moline, Ermine. (fn. n1)

Beeley or Beelegh, of Beeley.— Temp. Ric. I., and John.

Bellers, of Criche, temp. Edw. II.—Ric. II. — One of the coheiresses married Swillington.

Arms: — Per pale, Gules and Sable, a lion rampant, Argent.

Bernake, of Upper-Padley:—An ancient family, not extinct till after the reign of Edw. I. The heiress of Padley, who had married the heiress of Bernake, or of a branch of Bernake who possessed Padley and had taken that name, married Eyre.

Arms: — Arg. three horse barnacles, Sable.

Bothe, of Barrow,— 1431.1484.

Bramton, of Brampton. — temp. Hen. II., &c.

Breton, of Walton; extinct in the early part of the 14th century.— The heiress married Loudham.

Arms: — Argent, a chevron between three escallops, Gules.

Brimington, of Brimington; extinct temp. Edw. III. — The heiress married Stuffin.

Cachehors, of Stavely-Woodthorpe. — The heiress married Rodes about the latter end of the fourteenth century.

Arms: — A chevron between three cross crosslets, Sable, an annulet for difference.

Cadman, of Cowley. — The heiress married Needham, temp. Eliz.

Cauz, or De Cauceis, of Bradborne and Brampton; Hen. II., John, Hen. IV. — The family of Cauz of Brampton, descended in the female line from the Baronial family of Cauz in Nottinghamshire, became extinct about the year 1460. Two of the coheiresses married Ash and Baguley.

Arms: — Per chevron, Or and Gules, three human hearts counter-changed.

Chandos, of Radborne.— The heiress married Lawton, 'whose heiress brought Radborne to the Poles, temp. Hen. VI.

Arms: — Argent, a pile, Gules.

Champeyne, of Champeyne in Duffield.— The coheiresses married Foucher and Daundelin, in the 14th century.

Arms: — Or, fretty, Sable.

Chaworth, of Alfreton. — The heiress married Ormond, temp. Hen. VII.

Arms: — Barry often, Argent and Gules, three martlets, Sable. After the match with Alfreton, this was borne as the first quartering.

Curzon,of Breadsall.— The heiress married Dethick, about the commencement of the 14th century.

Arms: — Gules, on a bend, Azure, three horse-shoes, Argent.

Daniell, of Tideswell; extinct about the year 1330. — One of the coheiresses married Meverell.

Arms: — Az. a bend between six escallops, Or.

Darley, of Darley, temp. Edward III. — The heiress married Columbell.

Arms: — Gules, six fleurs de lis, Argent.

Dune, of Breadsall. — From the time of William the Conqueror till about the year 1200, when the heiress married Curzon.

Arms: — Or, four pales, Gules.

Durandesthorp or Donisthorpe, of Donisthorpe.— From 1100 to 14. . .

Fitz-Ercald, extinct temp. Ric. I. — The coheiresses married Longford and Sacheverell.

Arms: — We believe the annexed coat, Arg., three hares playing bagpipes, Gules, to be that of Fitz-Ercald, though it has usually been assigned to Hopwell. It occurs as the first quartering in some of the old monuments of the Sacheverells at Morley. We cannot find any trace of a match between Sacheverell and the heiress of Hopwell. The only person of the name of Hopwell, indeed, of whom we have found mention, (Roger de Hopwell, in the reign of Edward III.). bore a different coat (fn. n2), and no other coat applicable to Fitz-Ercald appears among the Sacheverell quarterings.

Folcher or Foucher, of Windley, married a coheiress of Champeyne.— The heiress married Bradshaw.

Fowne or Le Fun, of Yeaveley, temp. Ric. I., and Alderwasley, Hen. III. —Hen. VII. — The heiress of the latter married Lowe.

Francis, of Derbyshire. — Sir John Francis, goldsmith, Lord–Mayor of London, 1400.

Arms: — Ermine, on a canton, Sable, a harp, Or.

Gotham, of Less in Norton. — The Heiress married Parker about the year 1400.

Arms: — Per fesse embattled, Or and Sable, three goats trippant, counter–changed.

Gernon, of Bakewell, Ric. I.—Ric. II. — The coheiresses married Peyton and Botetort.

Arms: — Paly–wavy of six, Argent and Gules.

Glapwell, of Glapwell, extinct at an early period. — It is probable that the heiress married Woolhouse, who succeeded them in the Glapwell estate.

Goushill, of Barlborough. — Married the heiress of Hathersage, temp. Hen. III.; the heiress of Goushill married Wingfield about the beginning of the sixteenth century.

Arms: — Barry of six, Or and Gules, a canton, Ermine.

Grey, of Sandiacre. — descended from a brother of the ancestors of Lord Grey of Codnor and Lord Grey of Wilton. The heiress of Grey of Sandiacre married Hilary, who took the name. John Hilary alias Grey, died s. p. in 1392. The heiress married Leake.

Arms: — The same as Grey of Codnor,. with a label of three points bezantée.

Hathersage of Hathersage. — The coheiresses married Goushill and Longford, about the latter end of Henry III.'s reign.

Arms: — Paly of six, Arg. and Gules, on a chiefi Azure, a fesse dancettee, Or.

Helyon of Bakewell. — Married a coheiress of Swinborne. The coheiresses of Helyon married Montgomery and Tyrell, &c., in or about the reign of Henry VI.

Arms: — Gules, fretty, Argent, a fesse, Or.

Heriz, of South-Winfield. — The heiress married De la Riviere, about the year 1330.

Arms: — Azure, three hedge-hogs, Or.

Herthill, of Herthill; extinct in 1402. The heiress of this family married Cokaine.

Arms:— Argent, two bars Vert.

Hilary. — See Grey.

Hopton, of Hopton; temp.John — Edward IV. The heiress of the elder branch married Rollesley in the reign of Edward II.Another branch extinct in the male line in the reign of Henry VI.: the heiress is supposed to have married Gell.

Ingwardby, of Willesley. — A coheiress married Abney, about the year 1400.

Arms: — Or, on a chief, Gules, a lion passant, Argent.

Lathbury, of Egginton. — This family had married the heiress of Cadby: the heiress of Lathbury married Leigh, about the year 1500.

Arms: — Argent, two bars, Azure; on a canton of the second, a martlet, Or.

Levett. — The heiress married Shakerley, of Longsdon.

Arms:— Argent, A fesse embattled, counter-embattled, between three leopards'faces, Sable.

Loudham, of Nottinghamshire, married the heiress of Breton, of Walton, near Chesterfield: the heiress of Loudham married Foljambe, temp. Ric. II.

Arms: — Argent, a bend, Azure, crusuly, Or.

Monjoye, of Yeldersley. — The heiress married Ireland, temp. Edward III.

Arms: — Azure, three escutcheons, Or.

Montgomery, of Cubley, extinct 7 Hen. VIII. The coheiresses married Vernon and Giffard.

Arms: — Or, an eagle displayed, Azure.

Morley, of Morley. — Richard de Morley, great grandson of Philip, Lord of Morley, and sixth in descent from Edmund, Lord of Morley, had a daughter and heir married to Hugh de Rislep, whose heiress married Mascy, of Sale, in Cheshire, whose heiress married Statham, temp. Edw. III.

Arms: — Argent, a lion rampant, double queued, Sable, crowned, Or.

Morteyne, of Eyam and Risley. — The heiress married Willoughby, temp. Edw. III.

Arms:— Ermine, a chief, Gules.

Odingsells, of Trusley; temp. Edw. I. — The coheiresses married Coke and Piper, about the middle of the fifteenth century.

Arms: — Argent, a fesse Gules, in chief, three mullets, Sable.

Padley, of Padley in Hathersage. — The heiress of Bernake married into this family, or one of the Bernakes assumed the name of Padley. The heiress of Padley married Eyre about the close of the fourteenth century.

Arms, the same as Bernake.

Plesley, of Plesley, descended from Serlo, who lived in the reign of William the Conqueror. The coheiresses of Plesley, about the end of the twelfth century married Willoughby and Deincourt.

Plumpton, of Darley; a Yorkshire family. — The coheiresses of Sir William Plumpton, who died in 1480, married Sotehill and Rocliffe.

Arms:— Argent, five fusils in fesse, Sable, each fusil charged with an escallop of the field.

Riboef, of Etwall, in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

Risley, of Risley.

Arms: — Argent, a fesse, Azure, between three crescents, Gules.

Rosell, of Denby, temp. Hen. III. The heiress married Lowe, temp. Edw. IV.

Arms: — Argent, three roses, Gules, barbed and seeded, Proper.

Savage, of Tissington. — At an early period the coheiresses married Meinell and Edensor.

Shepey, of Smithsby. — A younger branch of the Shepeys, of Shepey in Leicestershire, married the heiress of Comin, of Smithsby. A coheiress of Walcot, by the heiress of Walleis, had previously married into this family. The heiress of Shepey, of Smithsby, married Kendall before the year 1500.

Arms: — Azure, a cross, Or, fretty, Gules.

Snitterton, of Snitterton, a branch of the Shirley family. The heiress married Sacheverell before the year 1500.

Arms: — Gules, a snipe, Argent, gorged with a crown, Or.

Solney, of Newton-Solney.— There were five generations of this family, all knights.The coheiresses, in the fourteenth century, married Sir Nicholas Longford and Sir Thomas Stafford.

Arms: — Quarterly, Argent and Gules.

Somersall, of Somersall; extinct in 1548. The coheiresses married Derby and Siston.

Stafford, of Eyam; temp. Hen. III.— Eliz. The heiress of Roland married into this family in the reign of Henry VI. The coheiresses of Humphry Stafford, the last heir male, married Savage of Castleton, Eyre of Hassop, Morewood, and Bradshaw. The immediate descendants of these coheiresses quartered the arms of Stafford of Eyam the same as those of Stafford of Botham. We have seen a seal of Stafford of Eyam in the collection of Mr. Wolley, of Matlock, with the following arms: — Ermine, on a bend, Gules, three roundles. (fn. n3)

Toke or Touke, De Tolka, of Synfen, Hilton, and Potlock. Hen. II.— Hen. V.

Arms: — Barry of six. (fn. n4)

Trusley, of Trusley, temp. Hen. II.

Twyford, of Twyford. — Robert de Twyford, a priest who lived in the fourteenth century, was the last legitimate male heir of this family. The descendants of this Robert, by a concubine, bore the name of Twyford, and were not extinct in 1500.

Arms:— Argent, two bars, Sable; on a canton of the second, a cinquefoil, Or.

Wakebridge, of Wakebridge. — The heiress married Pole, temp. Edw. III.

Arms: — Azure, a fesse, Gules, between six lozenges, Sable. Wyrley, in his Use of Arms, speaks of Sir William Wakebridge, who bore this coat, as a valiant knight, notwithstanding he bore colour upon colour in his coatarmour.

Walkelin, of Radborne. — The coheiresses, in the thirteenth century, married Chandos and Stafford.

Arms: — Barry of six, Gules and Azure, a lion rampant, Ermine.

Waldeshef, of Boylston and Fairfield, married the heiress of Basinges: the coheiresses married Shirley and Ridware, in the reign of Edw. II.

Arms: — Gules, three swords erect, Argent.

Whittington, of Whittington. — The heiress of the elder branch married Dethick before 1320; and a coheiress of Dethick married Pole. The heiress of a younger branch married Eyre, temp. Hen. VII.

Arms: — Sable, a cross engrailed, Argent, between four pomegranates, Or.

Winfield, of Edelstow, in Ashover. — The heiress married Plumley at an early period.


  • n1. The Bishop adopted the ermine bearing; the cross in the family arms was Argent, and it is so borne in the Willoughhy quarterings.
  • n2. See Thoroton's Nottinghamshire, p. 493. This Roger de Hopwell did not possess the manor of Hopwell, but died seised of a small estate in that hamlet. Esch. Edw. III.
  • n3. This coat has been attributed (the bend G. and the roundles Arg.) to Folcher, whose heiress married married Bradshaw. See p. civ. The same coat, with the same colours, was borne by Botterill, See G.15. Heralds' College.
  • n4. Vincent's Derbyshire, in the Heralds' Office: the colours are not expressed.