THE WALCOT FAMILY OF WALCOT, SHROPSHIRE
Revised February 2012
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The name, Walcot, is an English place name, probably derived from "Walh", meaning "Welch", "Wald", meaning "forest", or "Wealh" meaning "foreigner", and "cot", meaning "house". There were actually four hamlets with that name in Shropshire, and others in other counties. There were manors named Walcott in Norfolk and Leicestershire and a village with that name in Lincolnshire, so medieval use of the name "de Walcott" does not necessarily mean that the persons so-called were members of the same family. The Shropshire family derives their name from a hamlet named Walcot, in the manor of Lydbury, near the town of Bishops Castle. This town is named for the castle erected there by the Bishop of Hereford, who was lord of Lydbury Manor.
A family pedigree was registered with the Herald's office by Humphrey Walcot, Jr., during the Visitation of Shropshire of 1623. A similar one was recorded by Sir John Walcot that year in the Visitation of Dorset. The 1623 Visitation is shown below in italics. Other family papers of the Walcot family, now deposited in the Shropshire Records and Research Centre at Shrewsbury, were the source of information published in 1930 by Rev. John R. Burton as The History of the Family of Walcot of Walcot. Information from the Burton book, Antiquities of Shropshire, by Robert Eaton, and from other sources, have been added to the Visitation pedigree. Additional nformation is from the Walcot Newsletter, published by the late Michael G. Walcott of Beaminster, Dorset, the International Genealogical Institute, other internet public records, and the files of John B. Wolcott.
(1) Trahairn ap Jerworth of Gorthmoc, m. Dyddgo, filia Meridithe ap Rob't of Kedowan. Trahairn is said to be the son of Iorworth, son of Einion, son of Rees, son of Llewelyn Vynchan, son of Llewelyn ap Coel "Aurdochog" who married Effa, sister of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn, Lord of Powis in Wales who lived 1025-1075. Preservation of genealogies was part of the Welsh culture, and this and a few following generations are probably from a Welch source. The accuracy of this pedigree is uncertain.
(2) Jerworth, m. Jane, filia Petri Corbet militis. The Corbets came from Normandy with William the Conqueror and settled in Shropshire where they built Castle Caus and were among the leading Shropshire families in the 12th and 13th centuries.
(3) Rhees ap Jerworth, m. Jonetta, filia Einani Penn de Morcheir.
(4) David ap Rees de Becthw., m. Jana, fil. Unica et Haer Joh'is Walcot militis.
(5) Jevan Walcot de Walcot, m. Ann, filia Joh'is Mynde. Evan Walcot, if 10 generations removed from Llewelyn Aurdorchog, born c. 1005, would probably have been born after 1300. This date does not fit with later generations, so the previous generations probably include some errors.
William de Walcote held Walcot under the Bishop of Hereford. He was the first Walcot to have left an historical record. In 1221 he gave security for Grent de Middleton of Middleton. (Antiquities of Shropshire) He may have been the father or uncle of Roger, below.
(6) Rogerus Walcot de Walcot, m. Editha, fil. Willi. Downes militis. Roger Walcot, born c.1210, d. c.1280; married Edith Downes. Roger de Walcote was named as a Shropshire juror in 1252, 1255, and 1256. An inquest of 1255 states that Roger de Walcot held a quarter of a hide in Walcot by a rent of 8s payable to the Bishop of Hereford. (Antiquities of Shropshire) Roger de Walecot witnessed a deed at Edgeton c.1265. In 1278 Roger de Walecote quit-claimed to William Bagard a meadow in Walecot called Hidichedemedue.
(7) Philipus Walcot de Walcot, m. Juliana, filia Johis Herle, b. c.1230; m. Juliana Herle. His father, living in 1278, may have survived him, explaining why no historic record of him is known.
(8) Joh'es Walcot de Walcot, m. Alicia fil. Davidis Lloyd ap Sr. Griffith Vychan, c.1260- c.1320. In 1283, John, son of Philip de Walcote, granted one messuage in Walcote with 4 virgates (120 acres) of land, 20 acres of woods, 20 acres of meadow, and 12s annual rent to Reginald fitz Walter, who in turn settled it on John, son of Philip de Walcote and his heirs by his wife Isolde at a penny rent. This was apparently a marriage settlement at the time of John's marriage to Isolde fitz Walter. Alice Lloyd may have been a second wife, or, more likely, was confused with Margaret, daughter of David Lloyd, son of Sir Griffith Vychan, who married another Roger Walcot, below. John de Walcote witnessed a deed at Ludlow in 1291, and a John de Walcote was a juror in the Purslow Hundred Assize of 1292. Purslow was about 2 miles from Walcot. In 1284, 1305 and 1315 he witnessed deeds at Edgeton, Shropshire. John is also named in a deed of 1310, and was a witness in 1309 and 1313. In 1316 John de Walcote was lord of the vill of Walcote. (Antiquities of Shropshire)
A Shropshire lay subsidy tax roll dated 1327, names all land holders, including four Walcots at Lydbury North, the parish where Walcot was located, and one at nearby Clunbury. (Antiquities of Shropshire) John is not named on the roll so was probably dead. The men named on this roll may be his sons, nephews, or cousins.
1. Adam de Walcot was the wealthiest of these, paying a tax of 2s 4d at Lydbury North in 1327. He was one of 6 men, 2 from Shrewsbury, owing L60 to Sir Richard de Hawley in 1301.
2. Philip Walcot paid a tax in 1327 of 18d at Oakley and 12d at Clunbury. Oakley was a town 3 miles east of Walcot. Clunbury was a manor 3 miles south of Walcot.
3. William de Walcote paid16d tax at Lydbury North in 1327. He was a juror at Montgomery in 1301, and was witness to deeds at Lydbury in 1327, 1328, and 1330, and at Edgeton in 1344.
4. David de Walcot paid a tax of 15d at Lydbury North in 1327. David de Walcote was a witness to deeds at Lydbury in 1318, 1327 and 1328; in 1357 Reginald, son of David de Walcot of Shropshire was creditor of L20 owed by John le Skyer of Little Stretton.
5. Henry de Walcot paid 13d tax at Lydbury North in 1327.
Reginald de Walcote, son of David, above, witnessed a deed at Lydbury in 1349..
(9) Rogerus de Walcot, b. c.1315. There was no Roger Walcot listed on the Shropshire Lay Subsidy of 1327, possibly because he was underage at that time.
(10) Joh'es Walcot de Walcot in com. Salop miles. anno 6 R.2. Arms: on a cross patonce azure 5 fleur-de-lis or. John was probably born about 1340. The year, 6 Richard II, or 1383, probably refers to a date on the evidence in the possession of the heralds at the time of the Visitation, registering John's right to the arms given here. The Surrey Roll of Arms dating from shortly after 1380, lists the arms of Sir John de Walcote, as given above. Froissant's Chronicles records that in 1380, John Walcott and several other men were knighted on the battlefield before the Battle of Troyes, by Thomas, Earl of Buckingham, who was commander of the English army. John would probably have then been about age 25-45, therefore born 1335-55. In 1390 Sir John Walcott was sent to the Tower of London. He was later transferred to the Marshalsea Prison for 3 more years. The Tower was generally reserved for political prisoners, so John must have opposed King Richard II. In 1399 Henry, Duke of Lancaster, deposed Richard II and assumed the crown as Henry IV. Henry died in 1413, and his son succeeded him as Henry V, of Agincourt
A contemporary was Edward de Walcote who witnessed a deed at Lydbury in 1368.
(11) Thomas Walcott, A.D. 1405. If Thomas was the grandfather of John, below, he was probably born about 1345, and may have been a brother of Sir John, above. The date given here, 1405, apparently represents evidence shown to the herald at the time of the Visitation. It may have been a deed or Inquisition Post Mortem taken at the time of John's death, showing his heir as John Walcot, below.
(12) John Walcot, probably b. c.1370 .
(13) John Walcot of Walcot, anno 3 Henry V, arms, argent a chevron between three chess rooks ermines, m. Matilda, daughter of Sir Richard Cornwall of Bereford. John was probably born about 1390. The date, 3 Henry V, or 1416, was apparently the date John was granted the chess rook arms. John's father-in-law, Sir Richard de Cornwall, Baron Burford, was born in 1360 and died in 1443. Sir Richard's wife, Alice Merbury, was born c.1364, and died in 1417. They were parents of Sir Edmund Cornwall, Baron Burford, who was born c.1382, and died in 1435. Sir Richard's daughter, Matilda, must have been born c.1390. John was too old to have been a great-grandson of Sir John, but more likely a great-nephew, possibly the grandson of Thomas. Matilda's first cousin, Sir John Cornwall, Baron Stanhope, was married to Henry V's aunt, Princess Elizabeth. In order to marry into the Cornwall family, John must have had family connections, most probably because Sir John Walcot had been imprisoned for supporting the Lancastrian cause. King Henry V, who ruled 1413-1422, established rules for using coats-of-arms. He is said to have granted the chess rooks arms to John for defeating the king at chess, but it is more likely that they were derived from the town of Bishops Castle, located 3 miles from the Walcot lands. Burke's Landed Gentry shows this John as son of John Walcot and Alice Lloyd, above, but those dates don't seem to fit either.
Contemporary with John was William Walcot of Walcot, who was Collector for Shropshire in 1401, 1419, 1440, 1442, and 1445. William was apparently born about 1375.
(14) Rogerus Walcot de Walcot, Ar., m. Margareta fillia Davidis Lloyd ap Ll’nn ap Griffith de Mathuvar, Armigeri. Roger was probably born about 1420. Armiger means that Roger was the acknowleged bearer of a coat of arms, in this case the chess rook arms granted to John Walcot, above. Roger's son, Edward was surity for David Lloyd's nephew.
David Lloyd, 1395-1497, second son of Sir Griffith Vychan, c.1385-1447. "At a seat called Mathavarn, which in 1644 was destroyed by fire, resided the famous seer and bard of the 15th century, David Llwydd" (National Gazetteer, 1868). David Lloyd was the bard who told Henry Tudor that he would be victorious at Bosworth Field in 1485. A poem about Sir Griffith Vychan ap Griffith executed in 1447 for supporting the House of York, was written by David Lloyd of Mathavern: "For the man with the golden collar whom I loved best, the heart is pining. If, Gruffydd Vechan, thou art alive and well why dost thou not kindle a fire? If thou art, tall hero, unrecorded killed, may God avenge thy beauteous brow. No man with wrathful hand could have slain thee unless he were a fiend inspired with jealousy. My friend, I did not counsel reliance on the sign-manual of a Saxon. Miserable remnants of Troy! For ages we have known the perfidy of the Saxons, were it not for our madness! The head of the Prince of Wales in Buellt, the head of Gruffydd Vechan whose long ruddy lance was like the lightning, the firm support of his country. Knight with a brave hero's arm they cut off! A head that would not be sold for pounds; a holy head like John the Baptist; a fair head even when it was made a present of; a head that long gave law to Powys, a sacred head, the head on an illustrious chief. A beautiful head until he was betrayed. Was not the 'safe conduct" execrable? When this head was severed in violence it was struck off by the double tounged Earl Harry Gray! Long may he hang." This quotation is from a translation by Rev. Sylvan Evans.
Another Lloyd-Walcot connection is given on a list of officials of Montgomeryshire: "Thomas Walcot, serviens ad Ed'r'us Lloyd de Mathrafal, ar."
A contemporary was Walter Walcote who quit-claimed to Joan, late wife of Roger Jones of Lydbury, all his right to 3 acres of meadow in the fee of Walcot and 2 shillings yearly paid him for 2 messuages and 3 acres of meadow in the village and fields of Walcot reserving yearly one rose if demanded.
(15) Edwardus Walcot de Walcot, Ar., m. Auicia fil. et haer Thomas English militis. Edward, c.1450-1500, said to have married Alice, daughter of Sir Thomas English. Edward Walcot and others were surities for Reynold, son of Sir Griffith Vaughn regarding a covenant made for Reynold's son's marriage, 1475-85. Reynold was eldest son of Sir Griffith, and brother of David Lloyd, above. In 1497 Edward Wallcot witnessed a deed at Edgeton, Shropshire.
Edward is sometimes said to have had a younger brother, John, who married Alice, dau. and heiress of James Goldsmith and had children Humphrey and Alice. Humphrey died young. Alice is sometimes said to be the Alice Walcott who married (1) John Boys of Bourne, Lincolnshire, and (2) William Heckington by whom she had Jane Heckington 1500-1587, who m. William Cecil, Lord Burleigh. All of this is considered unlikely.
(16) Joh’es Walcot de Walcot, Ar., m. Margareta, fil. Ed’r’i Plowden de Plowden Hall in com. Salop. This John was probably born about 1470. Burke gives Margaret Plowden, wife of John Walcot of Walcot as daughter of Edmund Plowden, 1517-1584, which does not fit this time frame.
In 1508, Humphrey Sandford of Plowden was granted the wardship of Humphrey, son and heir of John Walcot, who held of knight service, recently deceased, and all his property and the marrying of Humphrey during his minority, and if he died before coming of lawful age, Sandford was to have the custody and marriage of Humphrey's brother, John, and sisters, Margaret and Elizabeth, if under age. Humphrey Walcot apparently died young as John, below, is listed in the Visitation as John Walcot's heir.
(17) Humphrey Walcot, c.1503-c.1515.
(17) Joh’es Walcot de Walcot m. Maria, filia Petri Newton militis, arms: argent a cross fleury gules. John, b. c.1507, m. Mary Newton, said to have been the daughter of Sir Peter Newton of Highley, Shropshire, a member of the Council of Henry VII, who m. Agnes, daughter of Geoffrey Kyffin and grandaughter of George Stanley, Earl of Derby. Mary m. (2) Thomas Acton of Acton Scott.
(18) Carolus Walcot de Walcot in com. Salop, Ar.; m.(1) Margareta filia Johannis Isham, son to Roger; m. (2) Beatrixt fil Antho Gerling per filiam Tho. Seckford de com. Suff. Charles Walcot, c. 1545-1596, bur. Lydbury North; his father died while he was a minor, and Charles was a ward of Sir Henry Sidney, KG. He was a student at the Middle Temple. In 1571 and 1579 Charles Walcott S. of Llanfair-in-Bulith was sheriff of Breconshire. About 1570 the town of Bishop's Castle and surrounding lands became crown property and about 1573 the Crown land there was purchased by the Walcots. At that time a new town charter was granted with powers of self-government and the right to send two members to Parliament. Charles Walcot was one of the burgesses named in that charter. Charles was MP for Bishop's Castle in the Parliament of 1586 and 1588. He m. (1) Margaret Isham, dau. of John Isham by whom no children; m. (2) 1566 at Ludlow to Beatrice Gerling, dau. of Sir Anthony Gerling, KG, and Elizabeth Seckford. Elizabeth Seckford was a first cousin of Charles' guardian, Sir Philip Sidney, and closely related to Sir Henry Sidney KG and Lord Deputy of Ireland, Sir Robert Sidney, Viscont Lisle and Earl of Leicester, William, Earl of Pembroke, and Philip, Earl of Montgomery.
(19) Carolus Walcot de Walcot in com. Salop., Ar., filius et haeres m. (2) Elizabetha filia Joh’is Games de Newton in co. Breknok, arms:Sable a chevron between three spears heads argent. Charles Walcot Jr., 1567-1630, graduated from Oxford 1585, was a student at Middle Temple 1587. Charles Walcot Jr. of Llanhamlach was Sheriff of Brecon, Wales, living at Bulith, Breckon; sold Walcot family estates at Lydbury to his uncle, Humphrey in 1611; overseer of the will of Joan Games, wife of John Parry, in 1617. His son, Thomas, stated that his father was killed in 1641 by Irish Papists. He may have meant his brother, John, born 1619. His descendants sometimes spelled their surname, Walcott, while his brother's family used Walcot. He m. (1) Mary Forster, m. (2) c. 1610 Elizabeth Games, dau. of Sir John Games of Newton, Breckon.
(20) Isham Walcot; m. Morgan Jeffries.
(20) Beatrix, uxor Joh’is Dive de Bromham in com. Bedf. militis, renupta Joh’i Digby Comiti Bristoliae anno 1623. Apparently in error, as records indicate she was born c.1574 and so must have been a daughter of Charles Walcot, Sr.
(20) Maria. Mary Walcott, b. c.1613, m. 1628 John Minchin, an "adventurer" in Ireland. Their children included Charles, Humphrey, Ambrose, and Sarah Minchin. Charles' son, Edward Minchin, was father of John Minchin, 1700-1753, who took the name John Minchin Walcott, having married the daughter of his father's cousin, Catherine Walcot, below, and succeeding to the estates of her brother, John Walcott, in 1736. John Minchin Walcott left his estates to his brother, William Walcott Minchin, and to Paul Minchin, son of his cousin, Edward Minchin, provided they also assumed the surname of Walcott.
(20) Charles Walcott, b. c.1615, d. y.
(20) Johannes Walcot. John Walcot, Jr., born 1619, was a child of Charles' second wife; perhaps the Walcot who was killed in 1641 "by Irish Papists".
(20) Capt. Edward Walcott of Sherbourne, Dorset, b. c.1621, d. 1671; in 1651 sold his residence called Nash Court with 380 acres of land at Marnhull, Dorset, to George Hussey, husband of his cousin Elizabeth, dau. of Ellis Walcot, below, his children apparently having died young; m. Anne ___.
(21) Beatrix Walcott, b. 1646.
(21) Thomas Walcott, b. 1655.
(21) William Walcott, b., d. 1656.
(20) Abigail Walcot, bapt. 1624 London.
(20) Col. Thomas Walcott, 1625 Warwickshire. He purchased Ballyvarra Castle in 1655, and in 1659 was at Dunmurry; became a Puritan and Lt. Col. in the Parliamentary Army, serving in the Irish campaign. He had large estates at Croagh, Co. Limerick, Ireland, prior to 1662. In 1669 Thomas Walcott of Moyhill was assigned Dromoland Castle, in County Clare. He was executed in 1683 for his part in the Rye House Plot, a conspiracy to assassinate Charles II and his brother, James, Duke of York, as they traveled from the Newmarket races to London past Rye House in Hertfordshire. The plot was aborted but was betrayed to the government. His attainder was reversed in 1696 in favor of his eldest son, John. Thomas m. Jane Blayney, dau. Thomas Blayney and niece of Baron Blaney.
(21) John Walcott, b.1655 Croah, Limerick, d. 1736 Croah; he and brother, William, aided the Prince of Orange at the Battle of Reyne in 1690 and he was restored to his father's estates; Deputy Lieutenant for Limrick, died 1736 without heirs, leaving his Irish estates to his niece's husband, John Minchin, below; m. Eleanor Bryon 1712.
(21) Catherine Walcott, b. c.1658, married William Fitzgerald of Six-Mile-Bridge and Moy Castle, Co. Clare, Ireland.
(22) Eleanor Fitzgerald, born c. 1701, married John Minchin Walcot, MP for Askeaton 1751. He assumed the surname Walcot on succeeding to the Croagh Estate on the death of his kinsman John Walcott, above, in 1736. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he was called to the Irish Bar in 1726, and was MP for Askeaton 1751. His descendants lived at Southampton and Gloucester. Their children were: John Walcot b, 1730 Croah, Edmond Minchin Walcott b. c.1732, Capt. Thomas Walcot b. 1736 Croagh, Ens. Edward Walcot, Capt. Bowes Walcot, Jane Walcot, Brig. Gen William Walcot, Francis Walcot, and Augustina Walcot. Numerous descendants carried the Walcot surname, although not descended in the male line.
(21) Ludlow Walcott, d. y..
(21) Thomas Walcott, Jr.; fought at Battle of Boynes, d.s.p..
(21) Joseph Walcott, d. y..
(21) Edmund Walcott, d.s.p..
(21) William Walcott; of Billavara, served in the Royal Army, fought at Battle of Boynes, d.s.p..
(21) Elizabeth Walcott; m. Maj. John Miller.
(21) Bridget Walcott; m. (1) J. Cox of Waterford, m. (2) Robert Allen of Garranmore.
(20) Games Walcott, d. y..
(20) Lewis Walcott, d. y..
(19) Anna. Anne Walcott, b. 1568 Ludlow, Shropshire.
(19) Cornwall Walcott, 1569-1574 Ludlow.
(19) Elias Walcot 2 fil m. Dorothea fil. Ric’i Conquest de Houghton in co. Bedford militis. Elias Walcott, b. 1573, d. 1608 Bedfordshire, was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1601; lived at Saywell, Houghton Regis, Bedford; m. Dorothy Conquest, dau. of Sir Richard Conquest of Houghton, Bedfordshire.
(20) Beatrix Walcott, b. 1605, bapt. Bronham, Bedford, d.y..
(20) Elizabeth Walcott, b. 1608, bapt. Bromham, Bedford; m. (1) Philip Briscoe of Ridge, m. (2) George Hussey, widower of Grace Dive, grandaughter of Beatrix Walcott, above. George purchased Noah Court, Sherbourne, Dorset, from Capt. Edward Walcott, above. Her daughter, Cecily Hussey was Abbess of Cambrai, France.
(20) John Walcott, b. 1609, bapt. Bromham, Bedford, d. y..
(19) Johanes Walcot 3 fil. m. Johanna filia Hen. Winston militis, Soror et haeres Henrici Winston, Ar. John Walcott, c.1570-1630, lived at Castleton, near Sherborne, Dorsetshire; m. Joan Winston, c. 1580-1630, eldest dau. of Sir Henry Winston of Standish, Glostershire, 1555-1609, and Elizabeth Vaughn. In 1623 Rowland Vaughn brought suit against him for marrying Joan without the consent of her father or Roland, her uncle, she having a portion of 1,500 pounds in land and money.
(20) Sir John Walcott of Castleton, near Sherborne, Dorset, c.1590-1653; named in the 1623 Visitation of Dorset; made governor of Sherborne Castle by his uncle, the Earl of Bristol, captured by Parliamenatry forces in 1645, and inprisoned; lived at Nash Court, Marnhull, Dorset, in1642; 1652, Petition for discharge of the Act of Pardon for John Walcot, Castleton-in-Sherborne in Cos. Dorset and Somerset. 1653, Elizabeth, widow of John Walcot, and Edward Walcot petitioned that the estate of John Walcot being in the late Act for Sale, and he having since died, they two put in a claim to the Committee for Removing Obstructions at Worcester House for his estate in Milbourne Port, Somerset, the one claiming by right of jointure, and the other by entail, and that their claims were allowed; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Sir John Carew, she 1591-1654, d.s.p..
(19) Brigetta, ux. Joh’s Dunne, mil.. In error for Beatrix Walcot, below, given as daughter of Charles Walcot, Jr., who must have been the daughter of Charles Sr., as Beatrice died 12 Sep. 1658 "aged 84."
(19) Beatrix, uxor Joh’is Dive de Bromham in com. Bedf. militis, renupta Joh’i Digby Comiti Bristoliae anno 1623. Beatrice Walcot, c.1575-1658. She m. Sir John Dyve of Brampton who d. 1607, by whom a son, Sir Lewis Dive, Governor of Sherborne Castle. She m. (2) in 1609 John Digby of Coleshole, Warwickshire, c. 1580-1653, knighted 1606, Baron Digby of Sherborne 1618, created 1st Earl of Bristol in 1623, by whom a son, George, 1612-1677, MP for Dorset 1640, governor of Nottingham 1642, KG and 2nd Earl of Bristol 1653.
NOTE: There are no known descendants in the male line of Charles Walcot, (17) above, born 1545.
(18) Humphridus Walcot de London 2 fil. m. Alicia filia Ric’i Halse de London. Humphrey, 1545-1616, was a merchant and member of the Company of Grocers in London; m. 1582 at London to Alice Hale, 1566-1648, dau. of Sir Richard Hale, alderman of London. He lived at London all his adult life. He purchased in 1611, from his nephew, Charles Walcot, the Walcot lands at Lydbury North, Shropshire, which his son, Humphrey occupied. Alice died at London 1648.
(19) Anne uxor Barnard Hide. Ann Walcot, 1583-1633 London; m. Bernard Hyde of London 1607 London. Children: Bernard, Humphrey, John, William, Anne Hyde.
(19) Richard Walcot, b., d. 1585 London.
(19) Humfridus Walcot de Walcot in co. Salop., Ar. m. Anna filia Thos. Docwra de ___ in com. Hertf. Humphrey, 1586-1650, bapt. London, admitted to Middle Temple 1607, admitted to bar 1615, settled at Walcot c. 1620; Sheriff of Shropshire 1631; purchased the manor of Clun, Shropshire, from Sir Robert Howard. He and his family were Royalists and were heavily fined for their support of the Crown in 1646-7; m. (1) Anna Docwura c. 1572-1620. She was dau. of Thomas Docwura, 1548-1628, Sheriff of Hertfordshire and Ann Perriam, dau. of Sir William Perriam and Jane; Humphrey m. (2) Catherine Clinton, dau. of Sir Edward Clinton, 1572-1623, and Mary Dighton, and widow of Thomas Saville.
(20) John Walcott of Walcott, MP, 1624-1702, bapt. and bur., Lydbury North, Shropshire, graduated Exeter College, Oxford, in 1640, student at Inner Temple 1641; a Presbyterian and a close friend of Sir Robert Harley, he tried to avoid commitment in the Civil War, but was compelled to assist the King’s forces with money and arms to preserve his estates, and was fined £500 for his delinquency. Walcot himself, however, appears to have fought for the King and was captured at the siege of Shrewsbury in February 1645, and imprisoned in Powis Castle until ransomed. Inheriting an estate of £900 p.a. encumbered by £6,000 debt, during the Interregnum, he lived in retirement until 1660, paying off the debt with so much success that he was able to give financial assistance to ejected ministers, both Presbyterian and Anglican. John inherited Walcot 1650, Deputy Lieutenant for Shropshire 1673 , MP for Shropshire 1685. John purchased Bitterley Court from his brother, Thomas, who d. 1685. Walcot, a Tory, sent to Sir Leoline Jenkins information relating to Shropshire persons suspected of complicity in the Rye House Plot in 1683, and copies of treasonable letters intercepted in Monmouthshire. Chosen for the county without opposition in 1685, he was moderately active in James II’s Parliament, with appointments to the committees on the bills to rebuild Lord Powis’s house in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, to repair Bangor Cathedral, and to relieve insolvent debtors. When the King was to make a progress through Shropshire in 1687, Walcot was asked to make arrangements ‘that the whole militia be drawn forth at his entry, with as many of the gentlemen as could be got together’. He did so, but excused himself from attending on the plea that ‘the journey would be very troublesome to him’. To Lord Chancellor Jeffreys, the lord lieutenant, he wrote on 31 Mar. 1688: ‘I cannot in conscience comply with your lordship’s proposals in taking off the Penal Laws or Tests. I shall always continue my allegiance to the King, and live peaceably with my neighbours’. Removed from the county commissions, he was restored by Jeffreys six months later. John m. 1651 (1) Elizabeth Lucy, dau. Sir Thomas Lucy of Charlecote who d. 1654; m. (2) c.1656 Elizabeth Clarke, who d. 1686 at Lydbury North, dau. of Sir George Clarke, Mayor of London.
(21) Humphrey Walcot, 1653-1653 Lydbury North.
(21) Elizabeth Walcot, b. 1657 Lydbury North.
(21) Ann Walcot, b. 1659 Lydbury North, d.y..
(21) Charles Walcot of Walcot, b. 1660 Lydbury, d. 1726, bur. Lydbury North, Shropshire, graduated Oxford 1677, student at Middle Temple 1683 , defeated in the election of 1705 for MP for Bishops Castle, High Sheriff of Shropshire 1710, lived at Bitterley Court until the death of his father in 1702, and having no male heirs, sold it for 3,500 pounds to his brother, Humphrey, in 1709; heir to his younger brother, John, who died without male heirs, to the Manor of Sibdon, which he sold to Humphrey Walcot in 1720 for 3,500L; m. 1685 (1) Elizabeth Wyndham, dau. Sir Wadham Wyndham; m. 1696 (2) Hon. Anne Brydges, 1670-1703, dau. of James, 8th Lord Brydges, first Duke of Chandos; m. 1709 (3) Bridget Hackett, widow of Meredith Morgan of Aberhavesp; will dated 1719 left jewelry and household effects to wife Bridget, and in accordance with a marriage settlement when he wed Anne Chandos 1,400L each to daughters Emma Catherine and Mary at age 18 or married and 40L per year for maintenance until then, and 20L for mourning; and 20 pounds for morning to daughters Elizabeth, Barbara, and Anne, and jewelry that belonged to their mother, Charles' first wife; all lands in trust to brothers George and Humphrey Walcot and William Mannington for son John, with John as Executor.
(22) Elizabeth Walcot, b. 1688 Bitterly, d. 1746; will dated 1742 left 25L to step-mother, Bridget, to brother-in-law Richard Levett 5 guineas, sister Catherine jewelry and 5 guineas, niece Catherine Levett jewelry and 5 guineas, sister Emma 20L, sister Mary 20L, brother John plate and monies, rents, etc., to the poor of Lydbury 10L, remaining personal property to sisters Emma and Mary, all lands to brother John and his heirs, with John as sole executor..
(22) Barbara Walcot, b. 1690 Bitterly, d. 1737 Ludlow, will dated 1736 leaves goldmourning rings to to step-mother Bridget Walcot, brother John Walcot, Brother-in-law Richard Levett, and sisters Emma and Mary; 20L annuities to Emma and Mary; to aunt Grahme 10L annuity, going after her death to cousin Turford her daughter; to cousin Beatrice Ann Morgan, daughter of aunt Morgan 10L annuity; to the poor of the parishes of Lydbury and of Bitterley 5L each; all lands to sister Elizabeth and after her death 400L to children of sister Levett, and then all lands to brother John Walcot if living or to his eldest heir in the male line; sister Elizabeth and brother John to be Executors.
(22) Alice Walcot, b., d. 1691 Bitterly.
(22) Joan Walcot, b., d. 1691 Bitterly.
(22) Anna Walcot, b. 1694 Bitterly.
(22) John Walcot of Walcot, M.P., b. 1697 Bitterly, d. c.1765; John inherited Walcot when his father died in 1726. In 1727 he purchased the manor of Bishops Castle from his uncle, the Duke of Chandos, for 7,000L; in 1728 he was also lord of the Hundred and Manor of Purslow. He was a burgess of Ludlow 1719. In 1727, with an income of £3,000 a year, burdened with a debt of £22,000, he stood for Parliament against Chandos’s advice to wait till he had paid off the debt. Elected as a Tory, he voted against the Government. He was lord of the manor of Clun with its ruined castle in 1731. In 1732 he held the lordship of Clun, hundreds of Clun and Parslow, manor of Bishops Castle and Astwood, Manor of Down and Acton, Walcot Hall in Lydbury North, etc., which were at that time placed in trust with George Walcot of Ludlow and Humphrey Walcot of Bitterley to provide an 800 pound annuity for his wife, Mary Dashwood, dau. of Sir Francis Dashwood, Bart.. Though Walcot did not stand again he continued to support his political interests at Bishop’s Castle, plunging deeper into debt. In 1741, his settled estate and part of his late wife's marriage portion were placed in the hands of trustees to raise money to pay the debts and secure an equivalent for the benefit of his male heir. Under the influence of his brother-in-law, Sir Francis Dashwood, he ran up large debts improving his home and gardens.. Sir Francis Dashwood was a notorious rake and intimate friend of the Prince Regent. By 1742 he owed over £33,000 and was forced to procure a private Act of Parliament to raise money on his wife’s portion. Before the election of 1747 he borrowed £8,500 on mortgage from his banker. In 1760 he was lord of the honour of Clun and lord of the Manor of Bishop's Castle, Sadley, and Astwood. He also owned the Castle Hotel in Bishops Castle, but the end came in 1761 when his debts had risen to over £48,000. He was forced to conceal himself from his creditors, leaving his son and lawyer to sell his property, including Walcot, land in the town of Bishops Castle, and the manor of Clun, to Lord Clive for the inflated price of £92,000.
(23) Charles Walcot, M.P., b. 1738 Lydbury, d. 1799 Bitterly, attended Oxford Univ. 1756-59; m. 1764 at Lydham his cousin, Anne Levett, dau. of Rev. Richard Levett, Rector of Blithold, and Catherine Walcot. The marriage settlement of 1765 provided 50,000L for his wife and 10,000L for their children. 3,000L of this went to his daughter, Catherine, on her marriage to William Walcot of the Moor, and 4,00L to son John on his marriage to Sarah Dashwood, with the remaining 3,000L for son Charles. He purchased Bitterley Court from his cousin, Rev. Humphrey Walcot, and settled his family there in 1765. He had that residence intensively renovated and added to the lands. He served as MP for Weymouth 1763-68, and was High Sheriff of Shropshire in 1782. His will dated 1798 left small bequests to his servants; jewelry, furniture, etc. and 500L annually to wife, Ann; 500L investments to each child, and remainder to son, John, with his brother, John Walcot, John Oakley, and Thomas Matthew as executors
(24) Rev. John Walcot, b. 1766, d. 1835 Bitterley, attended Christ College, Oxford 1783, graduating LLB 1791, at Powick, Worcester until 1794, rector of Bitterley 1795-1835; inherited Bitterley Court; m. Sarah, dau. of Sir John Dashwood King.
(25) Sarah Walcot, b. 1793 Powick, Worc.; m. Robert Bell Price, Sheriff of Radnorshire,1830 Bitterley. Robert Bell Price, esq. of Bitterley Court near Ludlow, was the heir and representative of the late Henry Price.
(25) Rev. Charles Walcot of Bitterly Court, b. 1794 Powick, Worc., d. 1875 Bitterley; BA Trinity College, Oxford, rector of Hopton Wafers 1820-34, Rector and patron of Bitterley 1835-71, JP, m. (1) 1818 Stoke St. Milborough Anne Walcot, eldest dau. of Maj. William Walcot of Perry Park, near Dublin, above; m. (2) Charlotte Molyneux 1827, m. (3) Mary Anne Rocke 1851.
(26) Rev. John Walcot b. 1820 Ludlow, d. 1889 Bitterley; studied at Lincoln Inn, Oxford,1841, Rector of Kempsey 1851, Rector of Ribbisford, Worc. 1858, Rector of Bitterley 1881; m. (1) Maria Sophia Bampfield Foster Phillips 1844 Cheltenham, Glouc.; m. (2) Charlotte Harriet Anne Mudge1866 Cheltenham.
(27) Mary Henrietta Dashwood Walcot, b. 1845 Claines, Worc, d. Bitterley; m. 1874 Rev. John Richard Burton, Rector of Dowles and headmaster of Bewdley Grammar School.
(27) Capt. Owen Charles Bampfyld Dashwood Walcot, b. 1846 Kempsey, Worc., d. 1906 Hastings, Sussex; Lieutenant in the militia at Kensington in 1871, Captain in the Worcester militia, residing at Ellesmere, Shropshire, Capt. 4th Batt. (Mil.) Worcestershire Regt., Patron of Bitterley; in 1891 he was Shropshire County Magistrate at Hastings, Sussex; m. Charlotte Mary Halliwel 1869; 4 dau. and 1 son.
(28) John Owen Halliwell Walcot, b. 1873, B.A., served in South Africa 1900-1, m. 1906, Victoria Mary Roberts.
(29) Edita Mary Walcot, b. 1907, d. 1924 B. C., Canada.
(29) Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, b. 1909 Victoria B. C., Canada. d. 1961; m. William Ernest Price.
(29) Charles Dashwood Walcot, b. 1913 B. C., Canada.
(29) Edith Walcot.
(29) Ruth Walcot.
(28) Ellen Mary Phillips 1875, Dorthea 1877, Hester Charlotte 1880, and Edith Ursula Walcot 1888.
(27) Elizabeth Catherine Walcot, b. 1847 Kempsey, Worc.; m. 1874 Rev. Charles Edward Blencoe, Vicar of Marston, Northans.
(27) Cdr. John Phillips Coterell Walcott, b. 1849 Kempsey, Worc., d. 1901 Pirton, Worc.; Commandant of the South Australia Naval Forces at Adelaide; m. 1884 Katherine Elizabeth Halliwell-Phillips; m. (2) 1877 Kempsey, Worc., Elizabeth Emma Temple; d s.p..
(27) Lucy Edith Jemima Chandos Walcot, b. 1843 Broadway, Worc., lived with father, d. unm.
(27) Frederick Humphrey Molyneux, b. 1857 Worc.
(26) Charles Thomas Walcot b. 1821 Hopton Wafers, Shrop., d. 1873 Canada; m. Frances Adamson 1847 Quebec, Canada; 5 ch..
(26) William Henry Walcot, b. 1823 Hopton Wafers, Shrop.,
(26) Robert Walcot, b. 1824 Hopton Wafers, d.y..
(26) Capt. Thomas William Walcot, b. c.1826 Hopton Wafers, Shrops., d. 1859 Hong Kong; Captain of the 47th BNI; m. Jemima Anne Burton 1851 Kempsey, Worc., 1 ch.
(25) Mary Walcot, b. 1896 Bitterly.
(25) Catherine Walcot, b. 1797 Bitterly; d. 1827 Bitterley unm...
(25) Ann Walcot, b. 1799 Bitterly.
(24) Catherine Walcot, b. 1768 below.
(24) Rev. Charles Walcot Jr., 1771-1810; BA Oxford Univ. 1793, MA 1796; rector of Pitchford, Shropshire and of Bitterley; m. Anne Tomkins; children Ann, Caroline, John, Emma Lucy all b. Pitchford.
(25) Anne Walcot, b. 1801 Pitchford, Shropshire.
(25) Caroline Walcot b. 1803 Pitchford, Shropshire.
(25) John Walcot b. 1805 Pitchford, Shropshire, d. 1865 Clains, Worcester, attorney at Law Claines 1881; m. Anne Rouse; 2 children.
(25) Emma Lucy Walcot b. 1811 Pitchford, Shropshire, unm..
(23) John Walcot Jr., b. 1740 Lydbury North, d. 1819 London; worked in the Post Office where he became Accountant General; m. (1) Elizabeth, widow of Capt. Charles Coleby who d. 1771, (2) Mrs. Jemima Douglas who d. 1817.
(22) James Walcot, b. 1698 Bitterley. James is said to have died in infancy, but he or another Rev. James Walcot received a MA degree from Oxford University and went to Jamaica with Captain Bird. He then shipped to South Carolina in 1740 and returned to England where he wrote "The New Pilgrims Progress, or The Pious Indian Convert George James".
(22) Charles Walcot Jr., b. 1700, d. 1716 Bitterley.
(22) Emma Walcot, b. 1701 Bitterley, d. 1763 unm..
(22) Catherine Walcot, b. 1702 Bitterley, m. 1720 to Rev. John Levett, rector of Blithfield and Leigh, Staffordshire; dau. Anne m. her cousin, Charles Walcot, above.
(22) Mary Walcot, b. 1704, whose birth caused her mother's death, d. 1754 unm..
(21) Barbara Walcot, b. 1661 Lydbury North, d. 1724; m. (1) 1680 Lydbury North to Richard Oakley b. 1684, MP for Bishops Castle; m. (2) 1696 Sir John Gresley; children: Sir Thomas, 4th Bart., William d. in infancy, Bridget m. Adam Ottley, Sir William d. 17 Oct 1711.
(21) Sarah Walcot, b. 1662 Lydbury North; m. 1701 Robert More of Linley, MP and naturalist.
(21) Mary Walcot, b. 1664 Lydbury North.
(21) John Walcot, b. 1666 Lydbury North, d. 1700, bur. Bitterley, Somerset; graduated Oxford 1684; m. 1696 Anne Taylor, by which marriage he obtained the Manor of Sibdon as a marriage portion, and dying without male heirs this property was inherited by his brother, Charles, who sold it to their brother Humphrey for 3,500 pounds in 1720 with the responsibility of providing marriage portions for his daughters.
(22) Letitia Walcot, b. 1698 Lydbury North, d. 1782 Cheshire u.n.m...
(22) Sarah Walcot, b. 1699 Lydbury North, d. 1778 Cheshire u.n.m...
(22) Anne Walcot, b.1700 Lydbury North, d. 1782 Chester, Cheshire; m. George Manwaring 1735.
(21) George Walcot, b. 1667 Lydbury North, d. 1743 Ludlow, Councilman at Ludlow 1612, apprenticed to a London merchant, engaged in wool trade in London and Spain, using profits to purchase land in Shropshire, purchased North Leach, Gloucester 1694, MP for Bishops Castle 1701; m. Catherine Whitmore 1693 Astey Abbott, Shropshire, dau. of Richard Whitmore and his heiress to the manor of Kings Barton, Gloucester in 1667, sold 1694; she d. 1724,2 ch..
(21) Thomas Walcot, b. 1668 Lydbury North, unm...
(21) Alice Walcot, b. 1671 Lydbury North; m. Rev. William Graham, Dean of Wells Cathederal..
(21) Humphrey Walcot, b. 1672 Lydbury North, d. 1743 Bitterly. In 1714, Humphrey Walcot purchased the manor of Great Stanmore, Middlesex, a few miles from London, from the heirs of James Brydges, 1st Earl of Chandos, father-in-law of his brother, Charles. He also purchased from the widow of Lord Chandos the manor of Clee Stanton in Shropshire. He formed a company to use his uncle William's patent for making sea water into fresh water. He was a Director of the Royal African Co., and lost heavily in the South Sea Bubble episode. Humphrey Walcott purchased Bitterley Court from his brother, John's estate in 1709; MP from Ludlow in 1713-14 and 1715-22; m. (1) Margaret Pearce who d. 1715; m. (2) c. 1720 Anna Curtis who d. 1755.
(22) John Walcot, b. c. 1715, died in infancy.
(22) Rev. Humphrey Walcot Jr., c.1720-1766, received the advowson of the vicarage of Lydbury North in 1738, which had been previously purchased by his father and placed in trust with his uncle John Walcot for Humphrey, Jr.. He was presented as vicar of Clun in 1745 by John Walcot, who had the patronage of Clun, a village 4 miles from Walcot, Shropshire, part of the property the Walcots sold to Lord Clive in 1763; 1750 Humphrey Walcot of Clun, clerk, only son and heir and administrator of Humphrey Walcot of Bitterley, deceased, who died intestate. The property at Steventon in Ludford and Cainham had been included in a settlement on the marriage of Humphrey Walcott deceased and Anna, by virtue of which Humphrey Walcott party claims an estate tail in them, with reversion in fee expectant on the death of Anna his mother; m. 1751 Elizabeth Francis who d. 1759. His will left jewelry to daughter, Elizabeth; 150L to housekeeper Anne Francis and 50L to her sister Susanna; his property then in trust to Abraham Jones and Thomas Lloyd Anwill to be placed in trust with Charles Walcott of Glasshampton, Worc. and Richard Lovett of Shuttend, Staff., 500L to son John after 6 years with the interest for his maintenance and education, and the remainder to be divided between his children John, Humphrey, Charles William, Thomas, and Elizabeth when they reach 21 years; executors Charles Walcot and Richard Levett, dated 1765, proved 1766. His cousin, Charles Walcot, purchased Bitterley from his estate and was guardian of his five children.
(23) Elizabeth Walcot, b. 1752, d. 1841 Ludlow, Shropshire; m. Capt. William Baugh, d.s.p., will mentions nephews Rev. Charles Walcot of Bitterley Court and Humphrey Francis Walcot of Wallingford, Buckinghamshire.
(23) Rev. Humphrey Walcot III, b. 1753 Barnwood, Gloucester, d. 1793 Dublin; clerk in the office of Secretary of the General Post Office. His trustees sold the manor of Clee Stanton in 1768; m. 1783 Sarah Price, widow of William Pitt-Burnaby.
(24) Humphrey Francis Walcot, b. c.1783 Berkshire, 1801 appointed deputy Steward of the Honor of Wallingford; 1829 mayor of Wallingford, Berkshire, where he lived with sister Anne 1841.
(24) Ann Walcot, b. 1793 Dublin, Ireland, d. Wallingford, Berks..
(23) Charles Walcot, b. 1755 Bitterley, d.1805 Southgate, Middlesex; clerk in the Post Office at London 1770 where his cousin, John Walcot, was Accountant General; Comptroller of the Penny Post in 1785; m. 1783 at Buckingham to Sarah Alderhead, d.s.p..
(23) Maj. William Walcot, b. 1756 Bitterley, d. 1807; of Ferry Park, Dublin, and Moor Hall, Shropshire. In 1793 he purchased Moor Hall, Stoke St. Milborough, Shropshire, to which he was succeeded by his son, William, from whose co-heirs Lord Boyne bought it in 1871. The house, a stuccoed villa, was probably built by William Walcot c.1793; Major in the Oswestry Artillery 1806; m. 1789 Catherine Walcot, dau. of his guardian, Charles Walcott by whom he had:
(24) Sarah Walcot, b. 1794 Bitterley; m. 1826 at Bitterley to James Eysham Graham.
(24)William Walcot, b. 1795 Stoke St. Milborough, d. 1860 unm..
(24) Catherine Walcot, b. c.1800 Bitterley; m. Robert Burton Jr., mayor of Shrewsbury in 1844.
(24) Anne Walcot, b. 1813 Stoke St. Milborough; m. 1818 to her cousin Charles Walcot b. 1794,
(23) Thomas Walcot, b. 1759 Bitterley, d. 1827 Birmingham; apprenticed to a Bristol merchant, druggist of Birmingham; m. 1785 Birmingham to Ann Porter.
NOTE: Thomas's descendant, Michael Gerard Walcot, of Beaminster, Dorset, compiled and published in 1975 an account of Thomas' descendants, "The Walcots of Birmingham and Bristol". He also published a Walcot newsletter.
(24) Ann Walcot, b. 1788 Birmingham.
(24) Elizabeth Walcot, b. 1790 Birmingham.
(24) John Walcot, b. 1791 Birmingham, d. Bedminster, Glouc., lace maker at Bristol; m. Elizabeth Bielby 1821 Birmingham, Warwick; 7 ch...
(24) Marie Antoinette Walcot, b. 1794 Birmingham.
(24) Thomas Porter Walcot, b. 1796 Birmingham, d. c.1840 Birmingham; fringe maker at Birmingham; m. Frances Sophia Cattell 1827 Harborne, Straf.; 5 ch..
(24) Emmeline Walcot, b. 1798 Birmingham, d. 1800 Birmingham.
24) Charles Henry Walcot, b. 1801 Birmingham.
(24) Frances Catherine Walcot, b. 1808 Birmingham.
(21) Beatrice Walcot, b. 1674 Lydbury North; m. Robert Morgan.
(21) Edward Walcot, b. c.1678 Lydbury North, d.y..
(20) Humphrey Walcot, b., d. 1626 Lydbury North..
(20) Mary Walcot, b. c.1627 Lydbury North, d.y...
(20) Sir Thomas Walcot, b. 1629, d. 1685; attended Oxford 1650, graduated Balliol College 1653, studied Grey's Inn 1654 and at Middle Temple. Thomas Walcot was called to the Outer Bar 1n 1653 and assigned a chamber there for life in 1655. In that year he was bondsman for Humphrey, second son of his cousin, Bernard Hyde of Boreplace, Kent, who was admitted to the Outer Bar in that year. Thomas was admitted to the bar in 1657, an active member of the Middle Temple until his death, Justice of the King's Bench, MP for Ludlow 1679-81; m. 1663 Bitterley, Shropshire, to Mary Littleton, d. 1695, dau. of Sir Adam Littleton. Thomas and his in-laws, the Littletons, purchased Bitterly Court, a country house four miles from Ludlow, Shropshire, in 1655. This became the primary seat of the Walcots after Walcot was sold in 1766. There is a fine web page about Bitterly Court, prepared by John Wheeler, the current owner, at http://www.bitterleycourt.co.uk. Thomas was knighted in 1681. He died childless, and sold Bitterly Court to his brother, John, shortly before his death.
(21) Humphrey Wacot, b. c.1664 Bitterley, d. y.
(21) Thomas Walcot, 1666-1667 Bitterley.
(21) John Walcot, b., d. 1676 Bitterley.
(20) William Walcot, b. 1633 Lydbury North, d. after 1695 unm.; a page to King Charles I, he attended the king at his execution in 1648. He and the other page present were each given half of the king's blood-stained cloak. This garment was at Bitterly Court for many years, and is still in the possession of one of the family. William graduated from Oxford 1653, was student at Gray's Inn 1654, and was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1657 with Thomas Walcott and Henry Dighton, both of the Outer Bar as bondsmen. In 1675, William Walcott petitioned the Crown for a patent for 14 years for his invention "for making water corrupted fit for use." A pamphlet of 1702 entitled "Sea Water Made Fresh" by Humphrey Walcot of London, merchant, says "My uncle William spent most of his life and a considerable estate in making it, but now the right thereto by Letters Patent, Hague 1684, comes to me." d. unm.
(19) Richardus Walcot de London, mercador, 2 fil. Richard Walcot, b. 1587, bapt. 1588 London, d. 1647, a London merchant, sometimes baliff of the Manor of Kennington;iIn 1618 William Hale, Humphrey Walcott, and Richard Walcott obtained lands in Essex from Sir Bernard Hyde, their brother-in-law. Richard owned one acre of land at Cotmansfield, which he left to his nephew, Edmund Walcott; probably the Richard Walcott who paid 24L tax at St. Thomas the Apostle, London, in 1638; m. 1615 at London to Elizabeth, dau. of William Vincent, merchant of London.
(20) Richard Walcot, b. c1616 London. Richard, son and heir-apparent of Richard Walcott, citizen and merchant of London, admitted to the Inner Temple in 1638. He registered the family pedigree in the 1634 Visitation of London. In 1640 he was a London grocer; he may have been the Richard Walcott recommended by the King for some employment in Ireland "as well for his loyalty and good affection in promoting the king's restoration as also in consideration of the well-meriting of his brother & whole family"; probably the Richard who m. Elizabeth Miller 1642 at London.
(21) Humphrey Walcot.
(21) Richard Walcot, Jr., , b. London, d. Hertfordshire; m. Amy ____.
(22) Elizabeth Walcot, b. 1661 Cheshunt, Surrey.
(20) Christopher Walcot, b. c.1620, d.y..
(20) Elizabeth Walcot, b. 1621 London; m. 1648 Sir Samuel Baldwin, barrister, c. 1648.
(19) Dorothy Walcot, b. 1590 London, d. 1594 London.
(19) Sarah Walcot, b. 1592 London.
(19) Johannes. Rev. John Walcot, b. 1592, bapt 1593 London, d. 1660; Cambridge University BA 1613, MA 1616, DD 1631; Prebendary of St. Margaret's, Leicester 1618, rector of Yelling, Hunts. 1619-22, rector of Keyston, Hunts., 1624-42; m. Frances Knight 1619 Cambridge.
(20) John Walcot, b. c.1625; entered Cambridge University 1645.
(19) Robert Walcot, bapt. 1594 London, d. y..
(19) Willimus. William Walcott, bapt. 1597 London, d. 1651, London grocer.
(19) Alica. Alice Walcot, bapt. 1598 London; m. 1621 at London to Anthony Terringham.
(19) Dorthea. Dorothy Walcot, bapt. 1602 London; m.1625 Sir John Gore of Gilson, Hertsfordshire, son of Sir John Gore, Mayor of London and Hester Campbell.
(19) Rose. Rose Walcot, b. 1604 London, d. 1653; m. 1625 Robert Bourne, had one child.
(19) Maria. Mary Walcot, 1605 -1650, youngest dau. of Humphrey Walcot of Walcot; m. 1625 at London to Richard Bishop of Holway, 1592-1658. Richard succeeded to the family estate on the death of his father in 1638. In 1635 he purchased the manor of South Wamborough in Hampshire, and was Sheriff of Hampshire in 1647. The arms given for Mary's family was "on a chief or a lion passant B, quartered with a chevron ermine between 3 millrinds of the 2nd, overall a crescent for difference". In heraldry, the millrind is similar in appearance to a chess rook. The first arms appear to be a variation of the arms of English, Humphrey's great-grandmother. The crescent indicates Humphrey was a second son.
(19) Bernardus. Bernard, 1608-1671, b. London; Cambridge University 1623-4, Sheriff of Rutland 1648; lived at Langtoft, Lincoln, 1651 and later at Cranford, Northampton; purchased manor of Walcot, Northampton, 1662 and built a mansion house there; m. c.1640 (1) Sarah Gibson, dau. of William Gibson and widow of Humphrey Hyde of Langtoff, Lincolnshire, by whom 4 sons and 5 dau.; m. 1654 at London (2) Elizabeth Littleton, 1627-1677, dau. of Sir Adam Littleton and sister of his uncle, Thomas Walcot's, wife., by whom he had 2 sons and 5 dau..
(20) Sarah Walcot, d.y.
(20) John Walcot, b. 1645 London, d. y..
(20) Bernard Walcot, Jr., b. 1646 London; Captain of the Northampton Trained Band; sold Walcot Manor and Cranford, Northampton, and settled at Rectory House, Oundle, in 1673; Justice of the Peace for Northampton 1687; m. 1674 Elizabeth Page 1674.
(21) William Walcot, b. 1675 Oundle, Northampton, d. 1723 Oundle; inherited the manor and rectory of Oundle; m. 1714 Susanna Mowse.
(22) William Walcot, Jr., b. 1719 Oundle, d. 1806 Oundle; attended Jesus College, Cambridge 1735-6, received his MB in 1742, and a MD degree in 1747. He inherited the manor of Walsoken, Norfolk, from his brother-in-law, John Creed, in 1762. William held land at Oundle, Ashton, and Polebrook in Northamptonshire, and Walsoken in Norfolk. In 1766 he sold the manor of Oundle. He was a magistrate and Deputy Lieutenant for Northamptonshire. Will of William Walcot, Doctor of Physics of Oundle, Northamptonshire 1806; m. Mary Creed.
(23 John Walcot, b. 1737, d. 1762.
(23) William Walcot III, b. 1741 Oundle, d. 1827 Oundle; MA degree from Cambridge University, and was Sheriff of Northamptonshire 1787-1788. In 1793 he gave a speech at Northampton proclaiming loyalty to the Crown during the current war with France. He lived at Rectory Farm, Oundle, Northamptonshire, which was sold to John Smith in 1827. He also had a country house at Titchmarsh near Oundle. His portrait was painted by Romney. He died childless and unmarried and is said to be the last of his branch of the family. His lands at Walsoken, Norfolk, at Huntingdon, and at Oundle, Northamptonshire were left to Elizabeth Gwillam Simcoe, daughter of his second cousins, Thomas Gwillim Jr. and Elizabeth Sprinckes. Elizabeth was the widow of his friend, John Graves Simcoe, Lt. Governor of Upper Canada. The story is told that in his old age, being childless, he considered leaving his considerable estate to the elder branch of the Walcot family at Bitterley. He visited there but was inhospitably received and so left his estate to his mother's cousin's family.
(21) Elizabeth Walcot, b., d. 1675 Oundle.
(21) Bernard Walcot, b. 1678 Oundle; d.s.p..
(21) Mary Walcot, b. 1681 Oundle.
(21) Sarah Walcot, b. 1682 Oundle, d. 1704 London.
(21) Thomas Walcot, b. 1691 Oundle; d.s.p.
(20) Alice Walcot, b. 1648 Langtoft, Lincolnshire; m. Joseph Smith 1675 Islington.
(20) William Walcot, d.y.
(20) Humphrey Walcot, b., d. 1648 Bobbingworth, Essex.
(20) Anne Walcot, b. c.1656, d. 1714.
(20 Elizabeth Walcot, b. c.1658, d. 1691 London. unm..
(20) Mary Walcot, b. c.1660, d. 1690 London, unm..
(20) Thomas Walcot, b. 1662; graduated Hart Hall, Oxford 1678, age 16; d.s.p..
(20) Edward Walcot. b. c.1665; apprenticed to a London merchant.
(18) Maria uxor Tho. Powell de Burnell. Mary Walcot, b. c.1546 Lydbury North; m. 1574 Lydbury North to Thomas Powell of Burnell.
(18) Margareta ux. Joh'is Best de Worcester. Margaret Walcot, b. c.1548 Lydbury North; m. John Best of Worcester.
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