The Wingfield Heraldry and Crests
Arms: Argent, on a bend gules cotised sable three pairs of wings conjoined in lure argent
Crest: A cap per pale ermines and argent charged with a fess gules between two wings expanded, the dexter of the second, the sinister of the first.
‘WINGVILLE al. WINGFEILD. This most ancient Family was seated at Wingfeild in Hoxon Hundred Temp. Hen. I afterwards at Dinnington about 50 Hen. 3 and last of all at Letheringham in Loes Hundred about 11 Ed. 3 [etc]. 1
The information in italics for the first three generations (A, B & C) is taken from the pedigree in S.W.H. Aldwell, Wingfield. Its Church, Castle and College, Ipswich n.d. [c.1925] – derived from one in B.L. Add.MS 19155, f. 304. From the fourth generation (D) onwards, the parts in italics are taken from the pedigree recorded at the Heralds’ Visitation of Suffolk in 1561.2
A. Sir Robert (I) de Wingfield. Married Joan, daughter of Sir John Fastolf of Norwich.
Child:Thomas de Wingfield. See below B.
B. Thomas (I) de Wingfield. Living temp. Edward I. Married Alice, daughter of Sir Nicholas de Weyland.
Child: John de Wingfield. See below C.
C. [Sir] John (I) de Wingfield (Wyngefeld). Acquired 69a of land in Wingfield from Frombald Flemyng.3 Nominated as an attorney for William de Breus, going with the king beyond seas, 1279.4 Married Anne, daughter of Sir John Peche.
1. Roger de Wingfield (Wyngefeld). King’s clerk 1310, 1312. Presented to the church of Sheriff Hutton (dioc. of York) 1309, of Brynton (dioc. of Lincoln) 1309, of Wetheringsett (dioc. of Norwich) 1310, of Probus (dioc. of Exeter) 1312, of Dungarvan (dioc. of Lismore 1313, Kemesey (dioc. of Worcester) 1313, Bredon (dioc. of Worcester) 1314.5 Prebendary and precentor of St Patrick’s in Dublin. Keeper of the lands of the Templars in the king’s hands, 1311.6 Had custody of the town and castle of Orford, 1312.7 Had protection ‘going beyond seas on the king’s service’ 1313.8 Owner of half of a ship called la Mariole.9 Died s.p. Dead by 18 Sep. 1314.
2. Giles de Wingfield (Wyngefeld). Parson of Earsham, ‘lord of Stradbroke 1327’. Rector of Kelsale 1321.10 Taxed 3s 4d in Fressingfield, 1327.
3. John de Wingfield. See below D.
4. Richard de Wingfield. See below X.
D. Sir John (II) Wyngfeld (Wyngefeld) knyght. Living temp. Edward II. Married Elizabeth, Daughtr and heir of John honypott [Honeypot] of Wingfield.11
1. Sir John (III) Wyngfeld (de Wyngefeld) knyght sonne and heyr. Of Wingfield. Granted a pardon for the acquisition, without licence of 69a of land in Wingfield by his grandfather.12 Granted protection, going by the king’s command to France with Walter de Bello Campo [Beauchamp] 1325.13 Taxed 6s in Stradbroke and Wingfield, 1327. Purchased lands in Syleham from Sir Edmund de Sancto Mauro (Seymour) and had a quitclaim in 1336 from Sir Edmund’s brother, Laurence de Sancto Maurom parson of Syleham and Esham [in Syleham].14 Had a grant of free warren in Wingfield, Syleham and Esham 1335-6.15 A knight, held 2 parts of knight’s fee and a third of fee in Sylham 1346.16 Presented to Saxmundham church 1348/9. Owed 200 marks by John de Brewes of Whittingham in Fressingfield 1353.17 A soldier, he fought at the Battle of Crécy in 1346 and at Poitiers in 1356.18 He entered the service of Edward, the Black Prince shortly after the Black Death, and from 1351-61 he was the Prince’s ‘business manager’ – being variously called his steward, chief councillor and governor of the prince’s business19; the prince’s attorney 1358.20 Died around1361, possibly of the plague, bur. in Wingfield church – effigy there in a canopied altar tomb. Founder, by his will, of Wingfield College. Married Dame Elenor (Alianore) ..., said to have been the Daughtr of Sir Gilbert de Glanvyll erll of Suff [sic]. Holding land for the chantry chapel of Wingfield in Wingfield, Esham, Fressingfield, Weybread and Esham chapel, 1361-2.21 Enfeoffed Richard Damondevill with 69a in Wingfield called Fromondeland 1362-3 and was also holding land in Fornham All Saints, Reydon by Wangford, Stradbroke and Wingfield.22 Died 1375, bur. at Wingfield. IPM 1375/6.23
Child: i. Katherine (Elizabeth) Wingfield. Daughtr and sole heyr. She and her husband granted seisin of 69a of land in Wingfield, held in chief, 1375-6.24 Dead by 1386, bur. in the Charter House, Hull. Married Sir Mychaell de La poole (Michael de la Pole or atte Pole), erll of Suff (later Earl of Suffolk), K.G. Died 1389.
2. Sir Thomas (II) Wyngfeld second sonne. See below E.
E. Sir Thomas (II) Wyngfeld (de Wyngefeld) knyght. Of Letheringham. Had not taken up knighthood 1357.25 Plaintiff, with his wife and son John, in a Feet of Fines suit concerning the manor of Laxfield, 1361-2, and by himself in suits for a third part of the manor and a third of a fourth part in 1362-3.26 Died 1378, buried at Letheringham (formerly a brass there). T. de Wyngfeld, apud manori de Letheryngham, will dated 17 July 1378, proved 27 Sep. 1378 Norwich C.C. (154 Heydon).27 Married by 1361-2, Margaret, widow of Sir Wiiliam Carbonell of Badingham28 and Daughtr and heyr of Sr Wyllyam Bovell (Bovill) of lethringham (Letheringham), Hoo and Dallinghoo in the counte of Suff knyght. Named in her husband’s will. Bur. at Letheringham. ??‘Margery, Lady Wyngefeld of Cattawade’, will proved 1406 Lambeth (541 Arundel i).
1. Sir John (IV) Wingfeld sonne and heyr. See below F.
2. Eleanor Wingfield. Named in her father’s will. Married (as his 2nd wife) Sir William Hoo of Godwin’s manor in Hoo. Named in his father-in-law’s will. Died 1412.
3. Margaret (Margery) Wingfield. Named in her father’s will. Married Sir Thomas Hardel (Hardwill).
F. Sir John (IV) Wingfeld (de Wyngefeld) of Lethringham in the counte of Suff knyght. Named in his father’s will. M.P. for Suffolk 1383/4. Died 1389 at Iken, bur. at Letheringham, brass in the church. Will allegedly registered 1391/2.29 Married Margaret, Daughtr of Sir Hugh Hastings of Elsing, Norfolk. She remarried (as his 2nd wife) Sir John Russell of Strensham, Worcestershire, Master of the King’s Horse (1391-8). He died 31 Jan. 1405 at Letheringham, bur. at Strensham.30 She was buried at Letheringham (brass formerly there). M. Russelle, late wife of John Russelle, militis, and late wife of dni. John Wingfeld, militis, will dated Aug. 1397, proved 1396 [sic] Norwich C.C. (243-4 Harsyk) – requested burial in the choir of Letheringham Priory by the grave of her 1st husband.
1. John (V) Wingfield. Died s.p.
2. Sir Robert (II) Wingfeld sonne & heyr. See below G.
3. William Wingfield. Named in his mother’s will.
4. Anne Wingfield. Named in her mother’s will. She or her sister married William Russell. Named in his mother-in-law’s will.
5. Margaret Wingfield. Named in her mother’s will.
G. Sir Robert (II) Wingfeld of Lethringham in the counte of Suff knyght. Named in his mother’s will. Died 3 May 1409, bur. at Letheringham (formerly a brass there). Married Elizabeth, Daughtr of Sir John Russell of Strensham in the counte of worcester (Worcestershire) knyght, Master of Horse to King Richard II,31 by his 1st wife, Agnes.
1. Sir Robert (III) Wingfeld sonne & heyr. See below H.
2. Sir William Wingfeld. Esquire of the Body of Edward IV.32 Married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Nicholas Bernake, by Jane, daughter of Sir John Lynbury.
Child: i. William Wingfeild.
Child: ai. John Wingfeild. Released certain lands to Thomas Wymbish, esq., 30 Hen. VI.
3. Anne Wingfield.
4. Margaret Wingfield. A nun.
H. Sir Robert (III) Wingfeld of Lethringham in the counte of Suff knyght. Knighted by King Henry VI, 19 May 1426 at Leicester. M.P. for Suffolk 1427-8. Appointed steward of the Honour of Richmond in Norfolk ‘in the king’s hands by reason of the death of John [Mowbray, 2nd] Duke of Norfolk’, 28 Nov. 1436 – the duke was Sir Robert’s wife’s half-brother.33 In 1440 he was involved in a dispute with Robert Lyston of Badingham in Suffolk, who accused him of forcibly disseising him of his manors of Badingham, Dallinghoo and Creeting, and inducing the duke of Norfolk to drive him out of his properties.34 His arrest was ordered 14 June 1440.35 Accompanied an embassy to France 1447.36 A commission was ordered, 18 Dec. 1447, ‘touching the evildoers who with Robert Wyngfeld late of Letheryngham, co. Suffolk, knight, committed any trespasses, riots, routs and gatherings in the county’.37 Granted a general pardon 14 Feb. 1448.38
Defected from the duke of Norfolk’s affinity to that of his rival, William de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk. On the 1 Sep. 1448 a commission of enquiry was ordered into his complaint that John Mowbray, 3rd Duke of Norfolk (son of his wife’s half-brother) and others ‘bringing by night carts and wagons with cannons, and other engines of war to Letheryngham, co. Suffolk, besieged the houses of Robert in his manor of Letheryngham, and hurled stones thereat, brake his walls, towers, and stone chimneys, sawed asunder the posts and beams of divers houses in the same Manor, set coals of fire in the litters of his beds within his houses, and in his corn growing at Letheryngham, wholly burned a house of Robert in the Manor, broke into his house there, and hunted therein, and carried away the deer thereof, goods to the value of £1,200 ... and a chest of Robert Wyngefeld, esquire, with charters, writings and other muniments ... and also two chests locked of the complainant with charters, writings and other muniments ... and assaulted his men and servants at Letheryngham, Ikene, Badyngham and Westhall, co. Suffolk, and so threatened them that they dare not go about on their business’.39 Buried at Letheringham (formerly a tomb there). Syr R.W., Knyght. Of Letheringham, made his will at Cambridge 6 Oct. 1452/3, proved 21 Nov. 1454 P.C.C. (PROB11/4/15) (also proved 1453 at Lambeth, 297 Kempe). Died 1454, buried at Letheringham. Married Elizabeth, Daughtr and heyr of Sir Robert Gowsell & of Elizabeth his wyfe, daughtr and one of theyres of Rychard, erll of arondell, sonne & heyr of Edmond erll of arondell & of Alys his Wyfe suster & heyre of John Erll Warren. Elizabeth was the daughter and co-heiress of Sir Robert Goushill of Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire, by Elizabeth, widow of Sir William de Montagu (heir of the earl of Salisbury, killed in a tilting-match at Windsor 1382) and of Thomas Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk (d. 1399), and daughter and eventual co- heiress of Richard FitzAlan, Earl of Arundel. Named in her husband’s will.
1. Sir John (VI) Wingfeld sonne & heyr. See below I.
2. Sir Robert (IV) Wingfeld second sonne. He waas to accompany Sir Richard Wydevill, Seneschal of Aquitaine in 1450, but ‘he tarries at Letheryngham’.40 Comptroller of the household to King Edward IV. Held the manor of Chacombe, Northants., as 1/3 of a knight’s fee of the bishop of Lincoln.41 ‘He built Rushforth Colledge’.42 Named as a co- executor of his brother John’s will, 1481. Died before 23 Nov. 1481, bur. at Rushford, Norfolk. Portrait in the glass of East Harling church. Married Anne, widow of Sir William Chamberlain and daughter and heir of Sir Robert Harling of East Harling, Norfolk. Named as a co-executrix of her brother-in-law John’s will, 1481. She remarried, by licence dated 28 Aug. 1492, John, 5th Lord Scrope of Bolton, K.G. Buried with her 1st husband at East Harling. Her will dated 28 Aug. 1498, proved 8 Nov. 1498.
3. Rychard Wyngfeld esquyre third sonne. Died s.p. 1509/10, bur. at Letheringham (formerly a brass there).
4. Sir Thomas (III) Wingfeld fourth sonne. Named in his father’s will. Tilted with lances before the king 1464. Knighted, with his brother Henry, by Edward IV ‘in the field of Grafton (Garton) beside Tewksbury after the battle of Tewkesbury, on the field of battle’ 4 May 1471. Built the manor house at Stoke Albini, Northamptonshire. Died s.p. 1471, bur. at Letheringham (formerly a brass there). Married 1stly, Mary, daughter of Sir Roger Clifford. He married 2ndly, Philippa, widow of Thomas, 10th Lord Ros of Helmsley (executed May 1464) and daughter of John, 1st Lord Tiptoft. She remarried 26 Aug. 1471, Edward Grimston of Rishangles and Ipswich.
5. William Wingfield. Named in his father’s will, aged under 18. Served in France 1474/5. Died s.p, bur. at Letheringham (formerly a brass there). W.Wyngfeld esq. will made at the priori of Letheryngham dated 28 Feb. 1509, proved 29 Aug. 1510 Norwich C.C. (257, 258 Spyltymber) – requested burial under the same stone as his brothers Richard and Thomas in Letheringham Priory.
6. Sir Henrey Wingfeld vth sonne. See below W.
7. Anthony Wingfield. Of Glossop, Derbyshire. Married Mary, daughter of John Duke of Brampton.
8. Elizabeth Wingfield. Named in her father’s will. Married Sir Wylliam Brandon knyght.
9. Anne Wingfield. Named in her father’s will. Married John ffremyngham (Framlingham) of Crow’s Hall in Debenham.
10. Katerin (Katherine) Wingfield. Named in her father’s will. Living 1494. Married, by 1494, John Bondvyle (Bonville) esq. of Shute in Devon.43
11. Alice Wingfield. Died unmarried.
12. Margaret Wingfield. Died unmarried.
I. Sir John (VI) Wingfeld, K.B. of Lethringham in the counte of Suff. knyght. Born 1428. Named in his father’s will. Of Letheringham. Presented to the chapel of Shelton in Stradbroke 1455. Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk 1455 and 1473. On commissions of peace for Suffolk from 1453 to 1463. Made a Knight of the Bath at the Tower of London on the eve of King Edward IV’s coronation, 27 June 1461. Privy councillor to King Edward IV 1462-3 (2 Edw. IV). Presented to Easton church 1470. On commissions in Norfolk and Suffolk 1470-6 and 1478-81. Had a grant of a weekly market and fair at Laxfield, 12 Nov. 1472.44 On a commission to treat with commissioners for the king of France at Amiens 1477.45 Died 10 May 1481, bur. at Letheringham (there was formerly a canopied tomb there). IPM 21 Edw. IV, no. 59 (held Laxfield manor). Of Letheringham, will dated 10 May1481, ?proved Oct. 1481 – requested burial in the northern part of the chancel of Letheringham Priory, opposite the burial place of his father.46 Married, by 1457, Elizabeth FitzLewis, Daughtr of Sr John ffitz Lewys (Sir Lewis John or Johan) knyght of West Horndon, Dunton, Ingrave and Cranham, Essex (sometime steward of the duchy of Cornwall within Devon and warden of the Stannaries in Devon), and of Anne his (2nd) Wyfe Daughtr of John Montague (Montacute), erl of Salusburye (3rd Earl of Salisbury) and widow of Sir Richard Hankford. Co-heiress to her mother, aged 22 and more, 1457. Named as a co-executrix of her husband’s will. Died 1500. ‘Dame E.Wyngfeld, wiffe of Sir John Wyngfeld, kt., of Letheryngham, widow’, will dated 14 July 1497, proved 22 Dec. 1500 Norwich C.C. (135-138 Cage) – requested burial in the north part of the chancel of Letheringham Priory beside her husband’s tomb.
16 Children (12 sons and 4 daughters):47
1. Sir John (VII) Wingfeld. Sonne & heyre. See below J.
2. Sir Edward Wingfeld second sonne.‘Made Knight in Granado by Sir Edward Woodvill warringe on the infidels’ 1471-2.48 Received an annuity of £40 from the Crown 20 Feb. 1493. Named as a co-executor of his mother’s will 1497. Employed on missions to the Emperor Maximilian 1507-8. Died s.p. Married Countess Anne, widow of George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent and daughter of Richard Woodvile, 1st Earl Rivers. Sister of Queen Elizabeth.
3. Sir Henry Wingfeld a prest (priest) third sonne. Born c.1460. ‘Of noble birth’ admitted to Cambridge University 1474-5. B.A. 1474-5; M.A. 1478. Obtained Papal licence for promotion to holy orders although only in or about his 22nd year, 18 Apr. 1482; ordained a sub-deacon 21 Sep. 1482. Presented by his father to the rectory of Baconsthorpe in Norfolk, 31 July 1480; Rector of Rendlesham 16 Sep. 1483. Named as a co-executor of his mother’s will 1497 (therein named as ‘Sir Harry, priest’). Died 1500. Sir Henry Wyngfeld, clerk. dns., Bakonesthorp, at Letheryngham, will dated 5 Aug. 1500, proved 22 Dec. 1500 Norwich C.C. (134, 135 Cage) – requested burial in the S.E. corner of Letheringham churchyard by the crab-tree and ‘a stone to be laid upon me upon the which the palmes may be layd on in passion weke’; bequeathed to Gonville Hall in Cambridge ‘my iiij bokes of Lire [Nicholas de Lira] in prent’.49
4. [?Sir] John (VIII) Wingfeld the younger, fourth sonne. See below S.
5. Wyllm (William) Wingfeld vth sonne. Died s.p. Small brass in floor of Letheringham church: Here lieth William Wingfield Squire, sometime Sewer to our Soveraine Lord King Henry 7 & son of Sir John Wingfield Knt & Dame Elizabeth his wife which William died the 4th Day of December in the year of our Lord God 1491. Married Joan, daughter of Sir William (Thomas) Waldegrave.
Child: i. James Wingfield
6. [?Sir] Thomas (IV) Wingfeld vith sonne. Slain at the battle of Redner, s.p. Captain of Deal Castle. Killed at the Battle of Bosworth 22 Aug. 1485, s.p.
7. Sir Robert (V) Wingfeld, P.C., viith sonne. Lord Deputy of Calais, s.p. Born c.1470. ‘Bred up by his aunt the Lady Scrope, became a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’.50 Named as a co-executor of his mother’s will 1497. Usher of the chamber by 1505; knighted by 2 July 1509; knight of the body by 1511. Bailiff of the Honor of Eye and Constable of Eye Castle 1509. Joint Marshal of Calais 1513-20, lieutenant of the castle ?1523-6, Deputy of Calais 1526-31, Mayor 1534. Privy Councillor in 1511. Ambassador to Pope Leo and Ambassador to (and personal friend of) the Emperor Maximilian. Fought against Cornish rebels 1497. M.P. for Great Grimby 1510.51 Died s.p.s. 18 Mar. 1538. Will dated 15 Mar. 1538, proved 12 Nov. 1539, - requested burial either in the north aisle of St Nicholas’s in Calais ‘where he had built a place for his sepulture’, or in Rushford in Norfolk ‘in the midst of a chapel on the south side in that college, where the body of his uncle and godfather Sir Robert Wingfield ... lay; and upon his grave be placed a marble stone, with a cross of Jerusalem thereon’, or in St Peter’s in London ‘in which parish his house stood’.52 Married 1stly, by 1497, Eleanor Ramsbury (or Ramsberrie)53 or Eleanor, daughter of Sir John Raynsford of Bradfield in Essex, a marshal of Calais.54 Present at the Field of the Cloth of Gold 1520. Died before 5 May 1522. He married 2ndly, licence 4 July 1519, Joan/Jane, widow of Thomas Clinton alias Fiennes, 8th Lord Clinton (d. 1517) and illegitimate daughter of Sir Edward Poynings of Westerhanger, Kent. Named in her husband’s will.
8. Water (Walter) Wingfeld viiith sonne. Named in his mother’s will 1497. Died s.p. Married ... daughter of ... Mackwilliams.
9. Lewys (Lewes, Ludovic) Wingfeld ixth sonne. See below T.
10. Edmond Wingfeld xth sonne. Named in his mother’s will 1497. A captain in 1513. Assessed at £40 in Stowlangtoft in the Anticipation of 1523; taxed £1 6s 8d on 40 marks in the South Ward of Bury St Edmunds, 1524. 55 E.W. esq. of Stowlangtofte, Suff., will dated 14 Feb. 1526, proved 17 May 1530 Norwich C.C. (30-40 Haywarde). Married Margaret, widow of John Ashfield of Stowlangtoft, Suffolk, and daughter of Henry Wentworth of Coldham Hall in Wethersfield, Essex. Co-executrix of her husbands will.
Child: i. John Wingfeild.
Child: ai. Richard Wingfield. Died s.p.
11. Sir Rychard Wingfeld xith sonne. Born c.1469. See below U.
12. Sir Humfrey (Humphrey) Wingfeld xiith sonne. See below V.
13. Anne (Agnes) Wingfield. Named in her uncle Henry’s will 1493/4. Living 1498. Bur. 1stly at Blundeston, but by the will of her son, 1527, it was directed that her body should be brought to Barsham and buried near that of her husband. Married, by 1493/4, John (Sir Edward) Echingham of Barsham.
14. Elizabeth Wingfield the elder a nonne (nun) at [blank]. Named as Elizabeth Hall in her brother Sir Richard’s will, 1525. Married Francis Fitzwilliam alias Hall of Grantham.56
15. Katherin (Catherine) Wingfield. Named in her uncle Henry’s will 1493/4. Executrix of her eldest son’s will 1515. Died 1525. Her son John Brewes is named in her brother Sir Richard’s will, 1525. Married by 1493/4, Robert Brews (Bruse) of Little Wenham. Named as a co-executor of his mother-in-law’s will 1497. Died 1513.
16. Elizabeth Wingfield the younger. Married ffrancis Hall of Grantham, Lincolnshire, Comptroller of Calais.
J. Sir John (VII) Wingfeld of Lethringham in the counte of Suff knyght. Summoned by writ 5 June 1483 to receive knighthood before the coronation of King Edward V (which never took place). Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk 1483/4 and 1492/3. Attainted of High Treason for bearing arms against Richard III 23 Jan. 1483/4; pardoned 1484; restored in blood 7 Nov. 1485/6. Fought at Bosworth 22 Aug. 1485. A knight, ‘late one of the esquires of the body of Edward IV’, he inherited Chacombe in Northants., from his uncle Sir Robert, aged 21 and more; in 1481 he demised it to Robert’s widow Anne for life, and she made a similar grant to John Howard, duke of Norfolk.57 Knight Banneret. Fought against Cornish rebels 1497. Named in his mother’s will 1497. Died 1509. Married by 1488, Anne, Daughtr of John Touchet, 6th Lord Awdley (Audley).
1. Sir Anthony (I) Wingfeld. Sonne & heyr. See below K.
2. Henry Wingfeld. Named in his brother Anthony’s will – he ‘shall have the kepinge of the p[ar]ke at Letheringh[a]m as I apoynted him yf he refuse the comptrollershippe of Calice [Calais] whiche I nowayes wold have hym to doo’.
3. Hugh Wingfield
4. Sir Edward Wingfield
5. Thomas Wingfield
6. Elizabeth Wingfield. Married Henrye None of Mattlesham (Martlesham) in the counte of Suff esquyre.
4. Anne Wingfield. Married Lewys Wynwood gent.
5. Margaret Wingfield. Born c.1493. Died 29 Oct. 1557, aged 64. Married Thomas Sekford (Seckford) of Sekford (Seckford Hall in Great Bealings) in the counte of Suff esquyre. Born c.1495. A justice of the peace for Suffolk 1535.58 Appointed by Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, to be keeper of his park and castle at Wingfield.59 Built Seckford Hall 1553-75. Recorded his pedigree at the Heralds’ Visitation of Suffolk in 1561. Taxed on £25 in lands in Great Bealings 1568. Inscription to him and his wife on north porch of Great Bealings church. Died 30 Sep. 1575, aged 80, bur. in Great Bealings church, M.I. Portrait in the Seckford Lending Library in Woodbridge (1897).
K. Sir Anthony (I) Wingfeld, knyght of the garter. Born by 1488. Of Letheringham. An Esquire of the Body by 1509. A J.P. for Suffolk from 1510. In 1512 he served in the Dragon of Greenwich with his kinsman Sir Charles Brandon and Sir John Seymour under the captaincy of Sir William Sidney, and in the following year his part in the capture of Tournai brought him a knighthood – 25 Sep. 1513.60 Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk 1515- 6. Present at the Field of Cloth of Gold. Served in the campaign of 1523 under Brandon, (now Duke of Suffolk) who was afterwards to use him in the suppression of the Lincolnshire rebellion in 1536. He last took the field in 1544 against the French: he commanded 500 men at the capture of Boulogne. M.P. for Suffolk 1529, 1539, ?1542 and 1547, and for Horsham 1545.61 Taxed £16 13s 4d on lands worth 500 marks in Letheringham, 1524.62 He purchased the lands of Campsea Priory and those of Letheringham; and was granted a 21-year lease of Woodbridge Priory 20 Oct. 1538. He was appointed Steward of the College at Worcester and in 1546 became Keeper of the former Abbey of Bury St Edmunds. Vice-Chamberlain of the Household 1539 to 2 Feb. 1550 to Henry VIII and Edward VI; Comptroller by 2 Feb. 1550; and Captain of the Guard to King Henry VIII 1539. A Privy Councillor from 1539. Appointed as a Knight of the Garter 23 Apr., installed 22 May 1541.63 One of the executors of Henry VIII’s will.
Joint Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk 1552. Died 15 (20) Aug. 1552 at Sir John Gates’s house at Bethnal Green, buried 21 Aug. 1552 at Stepney, IPM 7 Edw. VI, no. 65 (held Laxfield manor). Sir A. Wyngfeld, knight, will dated 13 Aug. 1552, proved 26 Apr. 1553 P.C.C. (PROB 11/36/188) – desired Lord Wentworth to be the supervisor of the will.64 IPM 1553.65 Portrait by William Scrots c.1550.66
Married by 1520, Elizabeth de Vere, eldest daughter and one of theyres [co-heirs] of Sir George Veer [John Veer crossed out] erll of Oxford [sic, in error].67 Sir George de Vere (d. 1503) was the younger brother of John, 13th Earl of Oxford of Hedingham Castle in Essex;68 he married Margaret Stafford, daughter of Sir William Stafford of Bishops Frome, Herefordshire. Elizabeth is named in her father’s will, 1500, and was given ‘one chain of gold weighing 26 pounds’ when she reached the age of 14. Co-heiress to her brother John de Vere, 14th Earl of Oxford (1499-1526). Named as a co-executrix of her husband’s will, but renounced 17 Nov. 1552. ?IPM 1558-9.69
1. John (VIII) Wingfield. Esq., living 1540.70 Reversion of Woodbridge Priory granted to him and his wife, 6 Mar. 1541/2.71 Effected a deed as lord of the manor of Woodbridge Priory 21 Apr. 1542.72 Died s.p. later in 1542. Married, by 1540, Dorothy Fitzherbert, said to be of a Berkshire family. A widow, a member of the Privy Chamber of Anne of Cleves, 1542. Named in Anne of Cleves’s will 1557 – given £100.
2. Francis Wingfield. Died s.p.
3. Sir Robert (VI) Wingfeld. Sonne and heyr. See below L.
4. Charles Wingfeld second sonne. See below O
5. Rychard Wingfeld (Winckefelde) third sonne. See below P.
6. Anthonye Wingfeld fourth sonne. See below Q.
7. Henrye Wingfeld vth sonne. See below R.
8. Marye Wingfield. Married 1stly, Arthur (Thomas) Rushe of Chapmans [in Sudbourne] in the counte of Suff esquyre. She married 2ndly, Anthony Rok (Rooke). She married 3rdly, Thomas Darcye.
9. Margaret Wingfield. Given 400 marks towards her marriage in her father’s will. Married (as his 2nd wife) ffrancis Soone of Wansden [Wantisden] in the counte of Suff. Born c.1518, admitted at Gray’s Inn 1537; M.P. for Orford 1545, 1558, 1559. 73 He died 11 Nov. 1561 holding the manors of Wantisden and Alderton and property in Orford; will dated 11 Nov. 1561, proved 7 Nov. 1575 P.C.C. (PROB 11/57/497).74 She married 2ndly, John Audley, gent. Children by her 1st husband:
i. Robert Soone.
ii. William Soone
10. Elizabeth Wingfield. Given 5 marks per year in her father’s will. Died 1592. Married Wyllm (William) Naunton of Alderston [Alderton] in the counte of Suff esquyre. He ‘removed from Alderton to Letheringham, and made the Priory there his seat, which he had with his wife of the Gift of her Father’.75 Died 7 June 1553.
?11. George Wingfield. Died s.p.
?12. Elizabeth Wingfield. Died young.
?13. Margaret Wingfield. Died young.
?14. Jane Wingfield
?15. Anne Wingfield. Died s.p.
16. Honor Wingfield. Married ... Baron.
L. Sir Robert (VI) Wingfeld of Lethringham in the counte of Suff knyght. Captain of the guard to Edward VI, he was sent by the Lords of the Council to Windsor in 1549 to induce the king to remove his uncle, Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, as Lord Protector.76 Executor of his father’s will. Named as overseer of the will of Robert I Gosnold 1572. Knighted ?2 Oct. 1553. A J.P. for Suffolk from c.1559. Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk 1560-1. M.P. for Suffolk 1563 and 1572.77 Taxed on £80 in lands in Letheringham, 1568.78 Deputy Lieutenant for Suffolk 1585. Decd 19 Mar. 1596.79 ‘Sir Roberte Wingfeilde’ of Letheringham, will dated 5 June 1584, proved 28 June 1596 PCC (PROB 11/87).80 IPM 1595-6.81 Married 1stly, Cicylle (Cicely) Wentworth, Daughr of Thomas Lord Went Worthe (Thomas, 1st Lord Wentworth). Sir Robert married 2ndly, after 1570, Bridget (Ann), widow of Thomas Fleetwood of London and The Vache, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks. (Master of the Mint) and daughter of Sir John Spring of Hitcham, Suffolk. Children by his 1st wife:
1. Sir Anthony (II) Wingfeld. Sonne & heyr. Born c.1554. Matriculated a fellow- commoner from Peterhouse, Cambridge, Michaelmas 1566. Admitted at Gray’s Inn 1572. M.P. for Orford 1571, 1572, for Dunwich 1584 and 1586, and for Suffolk 1589.82 A J.P. for Suffolk from c.1583. A Deputy Lieutenant and commissioner of musters c.1596. Knighted 1597.83 Sheriff of Suffolk 1597-8. In 1601 the Privy Council described him as ‘well affected in religion’, and he was one of those responsible for organizing the removal of recusant prisoners from Wisbech to Framlingham. Of Goodin’s or Godwin’s in Hoo. Died 29 Dec. 1605, s.p., bur. at Letheringham. Sir Anthony Wingfeilde of Godwyns in Hoo, Suffolk, will dated 18 Oct. 1605, proved 14 Feb. 1605/6 P.C.C. (PROB11/107) – requested burial at Letheringham; his brother Thomas to be repaid a debt out of annual rent from the manor of Dullingham in Cambs ‘as allotted’ to Sir Robert his father. IPM 1606-7.84 Married Anne (Mary) Birde, daughter of Thomas (John) Birde (Burde) of Denston and London, Customer of London. Executrix of her husband’s will – she was to have his manor of Scaleshoo [Scales Hoo or How in Howe, Norfolk]85 and his moiety of ffyttons [the manor Fittons in Wiggenhall St Germans, Norfolk]86 for 5 years and then an annuity of £60. She remarried c.1609 (as his 3rd wife) Thomas Clenche esq. of Holbrooke, Suffolk, and Lincoln’s Inn, London, M.P. for Suffolk in 1621 (d. 1624).87 She died 2 Aug. 1626, buried as ‘the Lady Anne Wingfield’ 5 Aug. 1626 at Letheringham.
2. Robert (VII) Wingfeld second sonne. Matriculated a fellow-commoner from Peterhouse, Cambridge, Michaelmas 1566. Died s.p.m.
3. Thomas Wingfeld third sonne. See below M.
4. Marye Wingfield. Married Sir Henry Warner of Mildenhall (Norfolk), knt.
5. ffrauncis Wingfield. Married William Barrowe (Barough), esq. of Westhorpe in Suffolk (Norfolk).
M. Sir Thomas (V) Wingfeld. Born c.1558. Matriculated a fellow-commoner, aged 8, from Peterhouse, Cambridge, Michaelmas 1566. He ‘lived in Easton during the life of Sir Anthony Wingfield, his eldest brother ... After his Brother’s death, He removed to Letheringham’.88 Of Easton 1601. Named in his brother Anthony’s will – to be repaid a debt of £300 and given ‘all my armour and my tent with all my ymplements of warre’. Knighted 13 July 1606 at Greenwich by King James I. Sheriff of Suffolk 1610, but died in office (replaced by Sir George Le Hunt of Little Bradley). ‘Died of the Smal-Pox, when High-Sherif of Suffolk upon 22 January 1609’,89 bur. 23 Jan. 1609/10 at Letheringham, M.I. Sir Thomas Wyngfeilde of Letheringham, will dated 16 Jan. 1609, proved 3 Feb. 1609/10 P.C.C. (PROB 11/115) – his executors were to be his wife, and his ‘loving kinsmen and friends’ Edmond Poley of Badley, Humphrey Wingfield esq. of Brantham and Thomas Wingfield gent. of Easton. IPM 1609-10.90 Married 1stly, Radcliff (Radclyffe), daughter of Sir Gilbert Gerrard of Bromley Gerard in Staffordshire and Ince in Lancashire, Master of the Rolls (1581-93), by Anne, daughter and heir of Thomas Ratcliffe of Winmarleigh, Lancashire.91 Died 18 July 1601, buried at 19 July 1601 at Easton, monumental brass in the chancel. Child:
1. Anne Wingfield. Named in her father’s will – given £1,500 when 21. Died 1622. Married (as his 1st wife) Thomas Standish esq. of Duxbury in Lancashire, son and heir of Alexander Standish of Peele in Lancashire. Born c.1594. A Puritan. M.P. for Liverpool 1626 and for Preston 1640-42.92 Died 1642.
Sir Thomas married 2ndly, 1601, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Drue Drury of Riddlesworth, Norfolk and Linstead, Kent, by his 2nd wife, Katherine, daughter and heiress of William Finch of Linstead.93 Born 1584. Named as a co-executor of her husband’s will (but did not act), she was given the ‘profittes of my parke and Lodge in Letheringham and Wickham’ during her son’s minority. She remarried 9 Aug. 1610, Henry Reynolds gent. of Belstead (b. 1581). This marriage was a failure and they were in dispute by 1614.94 She died 1620.
2. Elizabeth Wingfield. Bap. 22 Nov. 1603 at Letheringham. Named in her father’s will – given £1,500 when 21. Married Sir Drew Deane of Maplestead in Essex. Died 1638.
3. Cicely (Cicilie) Wingfield. Born 1604. Named in her father’s will – given £1,500 when 21. Married 30 sep. 1624 at Letheringham, William Bloyse (Blois) gent. of Grundisburgh. Born 7 July 1600. Educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge 1617, BA 1620. Admitted at Gray’s Inn 1619. Made a hall, parlour, stairs etc and converted Sigers into Grundisburgh Hall. Captain of foot (parliamentary) 1643, colonel by 1645; commanded a regiment at the siege of Colchester. Commissioner for sequestrations in Suffolk 1643 for the execution of ordinances 1643, for levying of money 1643, for the Eastern Association 1643, for assessment in Suff. 1644-52, 1657, Aug. 1660-death, Ipswich 1663-death, for new model ordinance in Suff. 1645. Justice of the Peace for Suffolk by 1650-3, 1657-death. M.P. for Suffolk 1654, 1656 and for Ipswich 1661- 1673.95 In January 1660 he signed and presented the Suffolk petition for a free Parliament to George Monck. Sold his Ipswich house to Francis Bacon and purchased the manor of Grundisburgh. Died 13 (25) Nov. 1673, buried at Grundisburgh. Esq. of the City of London, will dated 13 Sep. 1673, proved 5 June 1676 P.C.C. (PROB11/352/55).
4. Anthony Wingfield. Born 6 Mar., bap. 27 Mar. 1607 at Letheringham. See below N. 5. Katharine Wingfield. Named in her father’s will – given £1,500 when 21. Married 30 Apr. 1633, Francis Bacon of Gray’s Inn, London and Ipswich. Born 30 Sep. 1600. M.P. for Ipswich 1646, 1654, 1656, 1659 and 1660.96 Master of Requests 1656-9. Died 1663.
N. Sir Anthony (III) Wingfield, 1st Bt. Born 6 Mar., bap. 27 Mar. 1607 at Letheringham. Named in his father’s will, aged under 21. Of Goodwins in Hoo (‘or rather Godyns, a Great House in Hoo, and then his seat, having sometime before left Letheringham’),97 created a baronet 17 May 1627. He ‘had two Children born at Hoo, which dying not long after their Nativitys, their Mother counted that House [Godwin’s Place] unfortunate & persuaded her Husband to pull it down, & to build another at Easton near the Church, called at this day, the White-House, where they had three Sons & two Daughters’.98 Sheriff of Suffolk 1638, but died in office (replaced by Edward Duke of Benhall). Buried 30 July 1638 at Letheringham. Of Letheringham, (‘sick in body’) will dated 29 July 1638, proved 13 Aug. 1638 (PROB 11/177/528) – executors mentioned but not named. IPM 1638-9.99 Married 1 Jan. 1628, his first cousin Anne, daughter of Sir John Deane of Deane’s Hall in Maplestead, Essex, by Anne, daughter of Sir Drue Drury of Riddlesworth, Norfolk. Adminstratrix of her husband’s estate; regrant 19 Nov. 1642 to Robert Wingfield and again 24 Feb. 1650 to Sir Richard Wingfield. Assessed at 9s in Letheringham, 4s ‘for woods’ in Hoo, and in Easton 5s for ‘The White House Lands’, for the Ship Money, 1638. Buried 6 Apr. 1642 at Letheringham. Dame Anne W., widow of Easton, will dated 4 Apr. 1642, proved 12 May 1642 PCC (PROB11/189) – mentions £1600 paid for the wardship of her son Richard and money borrowed from her sister Elizabeth Deane for the wardship; mentions her sisters Elizabeth, Dorcas, Frances and
Mildred, her ‘cozen’ Robert Wingfield of Gray’s Inn; her executors were to her uncle Deane Tindall esq. of Great Maplestead in Essex and William Bloyes esq. of Grundisburgh.
1. Anthony Wingfield. Born at Hoo. Buried 16 Sep. 1629 at Letheringham ‘son of Sir A.W. Bart.’.
2. Ann Wingfield. Born at Hoo. Buried 17 Sep. 1630 at Letheringham, ‘dau. of Sir A.W. Bart.’
3. Sir Richard Wingfield, 2nd Bt. Named in his father’s will, aged under 21. Admitted a fellow-commoner at Trinity College, Cambridge, 24 Apr. 1647. Apparently ‘(the old mansion [at Letheringham] being decayed) built and resided at Easton’.100 Died 1656. Administration of his estate granted 28 Dec. 1656. Married 1stly, 11 June 1649, Susannah, daughter of Sir John Jacob, Bt. of Bromley in Middlesex and Gamlingay in Cambs. Died 21 June 1652, buried 21 June 1652 at Letheringham, funeral hatchment in Easton church. Child:
i. Sir Robert (VIII) Wingfield, 3rd Bt. Born June 1652. Died ‘about the 14 July 1671’ ‘beyond sea’, a minor and unmarried, buried at Frankfurt (the executor’s accounts include the ‘Mony which I have ingaged to pay unto the Merchants at Franckfort to make him a decent Monument’ - £20; P.C.C. probate inventory 3 Nov. 1671 – goods and chattels ‘at the Capitall Messuage called the White house in Easton’ – totalled £38 14s (PROB5/3404).
Sir Richard married 2ndly, Mary, daughter of Sir John Wintour (Winter) of the White Cross in Lydney, Gloucestershire, by Mary, daughter of Lord William Howard. She came from a strongly Catholic and royalist family who were the largest landowners in the Forest of Dean; her father was Private Secretary and Master of Requests to Queen Henrietta Maria 1638-69.101
ii. Sir Henry Wingfield, 4th Bt. He ‘was by his Father’s negligence educated by his Mother & her Priests in the Romish Religion; & the Popish Principles were in his tender years so imprinted in his Heart and understanding, that those Tenets became proper & naturall to, & never were relinquished by, Him during his Lifetime. How carefull therefore ought Parents to be, especially Fathers, where their Wives are tainted with Heresy or Schism, in the Choice of Orthodox Schole- Masters & Tutors for the Education of their Children’.102 Served ‘in the French Army under Marshall Turenne’;103 and while ‘serving in the French army, had his leg shot off by a cannon-ball at Dulward in Lorraine and was buried there in 1677’.104 Married Lady Mary Touchet, daughter of Mervyn Touchet, 4th Earl of Castlehaven,105 by Mary, daughter of John Talbot, 10th Earl of Shrewsbury. Died 15 Oct. 1675, aged 18 years 4 months and 16 days, buried at Easton, M.I. in the nave and floorstone in the chancel. Children:
ai. Sir Henry Wingfield, 5th Bt. Bap. 28 Dec. 1672 at St Mary’s, Reading, Berkshire. He was ‘educated in his Fathers Religion [i.e. a Roman Catholic] in France, as the other son was in Flanders, where both staid severall years. But after their Return, Popish Priests & such Cormorants, devoured the Eldest Brothers Estate, so that he was forced to sell it to the Right Honourable William Earl of Rochford, & soon after died, leaving only the Title to his Brother, now living upon an Annuity issuing out of that Estate’.106 He followed King James II on his abdication and died s.p. ‘beyond sea’ in 1712. Married ... Guarigues of Toulouse.
aii. Sir Mervin (Mervyn) Wingfield, 6th Bt. Bap. 2 Oct. 1674 at St Mary’s, Reading, Berkshire. Living 1727. Married Mary, daughter of Theobald Dalton esq. of Grenan, co. Westmeath, Ireland. She died in childbirth. Child:
bi. Mary Wingfield. Born c.1711 in St Andrew’s Holborn, London. Died 20 Feb. 1765, buried at St Pancras, London. Wife of New Broad Street, London, will proved 23 Dec. 1765 P.C.C. (PROB 11/914/403). Married 1731 (1732) at St Botolph’s, London, Francis Dillon esq. of Proudstown and Kilmainham in co. Westmeath. Born c.1706. Created a Knight of the Holy Roman Empire 22 Aug. 1763 by the Emperor Francis I, and created a Baron of the Holy Roman Empire, 2 Aug. 1767. Died 10 Sep. 1775, buried at St Pancras, London. Children:
ci. John Talbot Dillon, 2nd Baron Dillon. Born c.1734. Educated at Westminster School 1742-7. Joined the navy 1747, aged 13, evicted 1749. Travelled in Italy and Spain. A member of the Royal Irish Academy. Author of Travels through Spain with a view to illustrate the Natural History, Dublin 1781.107 Died 19 Mar. 1806 at Brompton, London. Biography in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Married ?2ndly, 1797, Mary Barbara. Illegitimate child by Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Collins:
di. Vice-Admiral Sir William Henry Dillon, K.C.H.. Born 1780. Died 1857. Biography in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
cii. Francis Dillon, Baron Dillon. Born c.1736. Lieutenant- General and Colonel of a regiment of cavalry in the Imperial service. Created a Baron of the Empire in recognition of his distinguished services against the Turks. Died 1789 in Rome. Married Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Spendelowe esq. of Hamburg. Children:
di. Charles Dillon. A Lieutenant in the regiment of Falris, in the Imperial service.
dii. Mary Elizabeth Dillon diii. Antonia Dillon
div. Roselia Dillon
ciii. William Mervyn Dillon. Born c.1738. Married Sophia, daughter of the Chevalier Austin Parke Goddard of Brampton, Kent, Knight of the Order of St Stephen of Tuscany. Children:
di. John Joseph Dillon.
dii. Henrietta Sophia Dillon.
4. Anthony Wingfield. Named in his father’s will, to have £2000 when 21. Died young.
5. John Wingfield. Named in his father’s will, to have £2000 when 21. Died young.
6. Anne Wingfield. Named in her father’s will, to have £2000 when 17. Married William Colman gent. of Braisworth
7. Elizabeth Wingfield. Named in her father’s will, to have £2000 when 17. Married Henry North esq. of Laxfield.
O. Charles Wingfeld second sonne. Of Tempill, Lincolnshire. Married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas (Robert) Rych esq. of Weld (South Weald) in co. Essex. Children:
1. Henry Wingfeild. Gentleman of Potter Hanworth, Lincolnshire. ?The Henry Wingfield, gent., buried 23 Oct. 1601 at Letheringham. Married Susan, daughter of ... Metham of Lincolnshire. Children:
i. Anthony Wingfield. Named in the will of Sir Anthony Wingfield of Godwyns in Hoo, 1605 – given £200. Admitted at Gray’s Inn 23 Feb. 1623-4. Married Anne, widow of William Cliatt and daughter of George ?Scarp. Children:
ai. Antony Wingfield. ?Bap. 7 Jan. 1642 at Letheringham, ‘daughter ofA.W. gent. & Ann.’
ii. Robert Wingfield
iii. Thomas Wingfield.
iv. Elizabeth Wingfield. Of the City of London, maiden, aged 28, married (Bishop of London licence 6 June 1609, to marry at St Leonard’s, Shoreditch) John Salisbury, Skinner, of St Bartholomew by the Exchange, London, bachelor, aged 31, son of Henry Skinner, gent. of North Kyme, Lincs.
v. Ann Wingfield. Married 1stly. Robert Lucor. She married 2ndly, ... Cheese of Mildenhall.
vi. Susan Wingfield. Married 1stly, Edward Quarleux of Lincolnshire. She married 2ndly, ... Dickson.
2. Anthony Wingfeild. Died unmarried 1595 at Brest.
3. William Wingfeild. Unmarried 1618.
P. Rychard Wingfeld (Winckefelde) third sonne. Of Crowfeld in Suff. Given £10 per year in his father’s will. Of Crowfield and Wantisden. Esquire, taxed on £10 in lands in Wantisden, 1568.108 Married 1stly, Mary (Elizabeth) Hardwick, daughter and heir of John Hardwick of Yorksh. (recte Hardwick in Derbyshire) and sister of Elizabeth Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury (?1527-1608), popularly known as ‘Bess of Hardwick’. He married 2ndly, Joan Clerke, widow of John Harbottle. Children:
1. Henry Winckefelde (Wingfeild) of Cratfeld in Suffolk. Son and heir. /Matriculated a pensioner, aged 12, at Trinity College, Cambridge, Michaelmas 1561. Of Crowfield. Living 1588. Buried at Coddenham. Married Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of John Risby (Thomas Revesby of Lavenham) of Suff., Jane daughter & heir of John Harbottell. She remarried 6 July 1601 (as his 2nd wife), Thomas Clench of Holbrooke and Lincoln’s Inn, London (He remarried, c.1609, Lady Anne Wingfield, widow of Sir Anthony of Godwyn’s in Hoo; he d. 1629). Children:
i. Harbotell (Harbottle) Winckefelde (Wingfeild). Son and heir. Of Crowfield. Married Elizabeth daughter of Rafe Scrivener of Ipswich. Children:
ai. Henry Wingfield. Son and heir. Married Dorcas, daughter and heir of Thomas Brewster of Trumpington in Cambs. Children:
bi. Harbottle Wingfield. Married Katherine Cotton. Children:
ci. Charles Wingfield
cii. Katherine Wingfield
ciii. Harbottle Wingfield bii. Thomas Wingfield
biii. Henry Wingfield
biv. Ralph Wingfield
bv. Judith Wingfield. Died unmarried.
bvi. Dorothy Wingfield. Died unmarried.
bvii. Antony Wingfield
bviii. Anne Wingfield. Married ... Stanton of London.
aii. John Wingfield. Died s.p.
aiii. James Wingfield
aiv. Charles Wingfield. Died s.p.
av. Francis Wingfield. Married ?1stly... Borret of Stradbroke. ?Married 2ndly .. widow of John Chamberlin.
avi. Anthony Wingfield.
avii. Mary Wingfield. Married 1stly, John Forth of Hadleigh. She married 2ndly, Thomas Southwell of Barham.
aviii. Elizabeth Wingfield. Married Dr Henry Retherich of Ipswich.
ii. Anthony Wingfield. Second son. ?Matriculated a pensioner from Trinity College, Cambridge, Easter 1608; scholar 1611; B.A. 1611-2.
iii. Gilbert Wingfield. Third son.
iv. Elizabeth Wingfield. Married Robert Spencer of Rendelsham in Suff.
v. Mary Wingfield. Unmarried 1612. Married William Dade of Tannington in co. Suffolk; she died 3 Feb. 1624.
2. Anne Wingfield. Married Robert Mawe of Rendlesham.
3. Margaret Wingfield. Married John Soane of Wantisden.
4. Anthony Wingfield. Born c.1550. Matriculated a pensioner from Trinity College, Cambridge, Michaelmas 1569; scholar 1573; B.A. 1573-4; M.A. 1577; fellow 1576; incorporated at Oxford University 1577. Reader of Greek to Queen Elizabeth. Public Orator 1580-9. Proctor 1582-3. M.P. for Ripon 1593.109 Tutor to the sons of William Cavendish, Earl of Devonshire. Died c.1615.
5. Sir John Wingfield. Knighted 1586 in Holland by Robert, Earl of Leicester. Quarter- Master of the army sent out, under the command of the Earl of Essex and Lord Howard of Effingham, against Spain; killed 1596 at Cadiz in Spain. Married Susanna, widow of Reginald Grey, Earl of Kent and daughter of Richard Bertie, by Catharine, Dowager Duchess of Suffolk (widow of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk and daughter and heir of William, Lord Willoughby de Eresby). Sister of Peregrine Bertie, Lord Willoughby de Eresby. Child:
i. Peregrine Wingfield. Born 1583 in Holland. Died s.p., IPM as a lunatic 1611- 12.110
Q. Anthonye Wingfeld fourth sonne. Given, in his father’s will ‘Philpott and his pentyon [pension] yf he be by the kinges Maiestie granted to me and yf he have not Philpott I do give hym twentie markes by yere’. Of St John’s, Middlesex, Usher to Queen Elizabeth. (Of Sibton – Gookin). Of Sibton. Died 1593. Married 1stly, Katherine Gosnold, widow of John III Gosnold of Shrubland Hall in Barham (d. 1554) and daughter of Sir Thomas Blennerhassett of Frenze, Norfolk. She died 1558, buried at Yoxford. He married 2ndly, Jane Purpett, daughter of Edmund Purpett of Waldingfield (she died 1562). He married 3rdly, Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Rafe (Ralph) Leech (Leche) esq. of Derbyshire. She remarried George Pollard esq. Children by his 1st wife:
1. Ursula Wingfield. 1 daughter & coheir. Married Edward Honings (Honninge) of Eye in Suffolk.
2. Margaret Wingfield. 2 daughter and coheir of Anthony Wingfield of Shipdam, Suffolk, married Francis Grey, gentleman of Norfolk (Girton in Cambridgeshire). Bap. 18 June 1566 at Palgrave. Gentleman of Girton. Died 1590. Children:
i. Wingfield Grey of Hicham [Hitcham in Suffolk]. 1st son.
ii. Anthony Grey. 2nd son.
iii. Margarett Grey. Married Robert Kempton of Sheply Morden.
3. Elizabeth Wingfield
R. Henrye Wingfeld vth sonne. Given 20 marks per year in his father’s will. ??Gentleman, taxed on £5 in goods in Badingham, 1568.111 Married Dorothy Bacon of Hessett in Suffolk. Children:
1. Robert Wingfeild. Married 1stly, ... Rosiers.
i. Anthony Wingfeild
ii. Ann Wingfield. Married ... Rossington of Kelsale
iii. Elizabeth Wingfield
Robert married ?2ndly, ... daughter & coheir of Drake (Playford) of Norfolk, widow. Child:
iv. Edmund Wingfeild
v. Margaret Wingfield
2. Antony Wingfield. Went to Ireland.
S. John (VIII) Wingfeld the younger, fourth sonne. Of Dunham Magna in co. Norfolk, esq.112 Received a general pardon 1484 for having been in arms against Richard III. Executor of his mother’s will 1500, named in the will as ‘John the younger’. Died 1509. Married Margaret, daughter & heir of Richard Dorward (Doreward or Durward) of Barking, Essex. Children:
1. Thomas Wyngfeld of Dunston [sic] Magna in co. Norf. esq. Married Elizabeth, daughter to Sir Thomas Woodhowse of Kymberley in co. Norfolk, knight. Children:
i. Roger Wyngfeld of Dunham in co. Norf., esq. Married Elizabeth, daughter to Sir John Golding of Belcham St Paule [Belchamp St Paul] in co. Essex. children: ai. John Wyngfeld of Wynche & of Eston in co. Norf. esq.; he died & was buried in January Ano 1584. Died s.p. Married Elizabeth Foster of Yorkshire.
aii. Edmond Wyngfeld. Died s.p.
aiii. Jane Wingfield. Married Humphrey Berwick (Barwick)
aiv. Elizabeth Wingfield. Died 1626. Married Thomas Poole esq. of Dichling in Sussex. Died 13 Feb. 1609. She married ?2ndly, Richard Mannsell esq.
av. Frances Wingfield. Married Edward Ataloe (Atteslow).
avi. Ursula Wingfield. Married ... Baghowe.
avii. Thomasine Wingfield. Married ... Borde.
ii. Amye Wingfield. Married ... Kendryk
iii. Elizabeth Wingfield. Married Geffrey Downynge.
iv. John Wingfeild. As ‘J.W. esq., son of Tho. W. late of Dunham’ buried 18 Jan. 1584/5 at Easton in Suffolk, brass in the chancel. Married Anne, daughter of Thomas Townshend of Testerton (Terrington) in Norfolk. Child:
ai. Anne (Elizabeth) Wingfield. Married Thomas Athowe, serjeant-at-law, of Beachamwell, Norfolk. Child:
bi. Wingfield Athow. Admitted at Gray’s Inn 16 Feb. 1607-8.
2. Margaret Wingfield. Married Nicholas Bohun of Chelmondeston in co. Suff., esq.
3. ... Wingfield. Married John Callibutt of Castle-acre in co. Norf., esq.
4. Frances Wingfield. Married John Curson of Bastwyke in co. Norf.
5. Margery Wingfield. Married Anthony Grise of Brodishe in co. Norf., esq.
6. ... Wingfield. Married ... Gylgant of Ipswich in co. Suff.
7. William Wingfield. ‘An Augustine canon at the surrender of the monastery of Westacre in that county [Norfolk], who was after instituted to the rectory of Burnham- thorp, of which he was deprived in the beginning of Q. Mary’s reign for being married, and was obliged to be divorced’.113 Of Spixworth in Norfolk. Died 1556. Married Margaret, daughter of Thomas Pettishall of Norwich. She remarried William Barrett of Westhall in Suffolk. Children:
i. Thomas Wingfield. Of Huntingdon (Winch in Norfolk). Died unmarried
ii. Antony Wingfield. Died unmarried.
T. Lewys (Lewes, Ludovic) Wingfeld ixth sonne. Escheator of Norfolk 1492. Named as a co-executor of his mother’s will 1497. Comptroller [?of the Household] of the Bishop of Winchester 1513. Magistrate for Hampshire 1524. Co-executor of his brother Sir Richard’s will, 1525. Married Margaret, daughter of Henry Noone of Martlesham in Suffolk and Shelhanger in Norfolk. Children:
1. John Wingfeild. Child:
i. Richard Wingfield
2. Sir Richard Wingfeild, knight, Captain of Portsmouth. Knighted 1544-5. Captain of Portsmouth Castle temp. Elizabeth. Married Christian, daughter of Sir William Fitzwilliams of Mylton (Miltown) in co. Northampton, and sister to Sir William, Lord Deputy of Ireland. She remarried Sir George Delves of Dodington in Cheshire. Children:
i. Sir Richard Wingfeild, knight, 1st Viscount Powerscourt. A soldier; a captain in Flanders, France and Portugal. Lieutenant-Colonel of Sir John Norris’s Regiment. Returned to Ireland and was wounded in the elbow by a musket shot in an expedition against Tyrone. Of Northamptonshire, knighted 9 Nov. 1595 in Christchurch, Dublin by Sir William Russell, Lord Deputy of Ireland. A colonel in the expedition to Cadiz. Marshal of Ireland 1600. Created Viscount Powerscourt 1618.. Made a Privy Councillor. M.P. for Downpatrick 1613. Will dated 30 Nov. 1631. Died s.p. 9 Sep. 1634. Married Frances, widow of Edward, Lord Cromwell (d. 1607), and daughter and heir of Robert Meverell of Throwley in Staffordshire (William Rugge of Norfolk)
ii. John Wingfeild. Dean of Kilmacduagh 1621. Died s.p.
iii. ... Wingfield. Married ... White of Hampshire. She remarried Anthony Pendre of Hampshire.
3. George Wingfield. Married Ratcliffe, daughter of Sir Gilbert Gerard, Master of the Rolls to Queen Elizabeth. Child:
i. Richard Wingfield. Went to Ireland with his uncle Sir Richard. Married Honora, daughter of Tiege O’Brien of Smithstown (2nd son of Murrogh, 1st Lord Inchiquin). Child:
ai. Sir Edward Wingfield. Heir to his cousin Sir Richard, 1st Viscount Powerscourt. A soldier, he served under the Earl of Essex in Ulster against the Earl of Tyrone. A commander at the siege of Kingsale. Died 22 Apr. 1638 at Cornew, co. Wicklow, buried at Powerscourt. Married Anne, daughter of Edward, Lord Cromwell. Died 11 July 1636.
bi. Richard Wingfield. Of Powerscourt. M.P. for Boyle. Died 1644/5. Married 1640, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Henry Folliott, 1st Lord Folliott. She remarried 12 Apr. 1646, Edward Trevor (brother of Viscount Dungannon), and Colonel Sir John Ponsonby of Besborough. Children:
ci. Anne Wingfield. Bap. 5 Feb. 1641. Died unmarried.
cii. Folliott Wingfield, Viscount Powerscourt. Bap. 3 Nov. 1642 at St Michan’s. A ward of Sir John Ponsonby and his mother, 1653, an in 1660 to Roger, Earl of Orrery. Created Viscount Powerscourt 22 Fb. 1665. Died s.p. 1717, bur. 17 Feb. 1717 in St Patricl’s in Dublin. Married Ladt Elizabeth Boyle, daughter of Richard, Earl of Orrey. Died 17 Oct. 1709, buried in st patrick’s.
bii. Francis Wingfield. Died s.p.
biii. Lewis Wingfield. Married Sidney, daughter of Sir Paul Gore, Bt. of Manor Gore, co. Donegal. Children:
ci. Edward Wingfield. Counsellor-at-law. Succeeded to the Powerscourt estate. Died 7 Jan. 1728 at his house in William St., Dublin. Buried at Powerscourt. Married 1stly, Eleanor, daughter of Sir Arthur Gore of Newtown Gore, co. Mayo. He married 2ndly, ... daughter of Dr William Lloyd, Bishop of Killala. Children by his 1st wife:
di. Richard Wingfield, Viscount Powerscourt. Created Viscount Powerscourt.
dii. Isabella Wingfield. Married Apr. 1722, Sir Henry King, Bt. of Rockingham, co. Roscommon.
diii. Sidney Wingfield. Married 17 Apr. 1723, Acheson Moore of Ravilla or Aghnecloy, co. Tyrone.
cii. Thomas Wingfield. Died s.p.s.
ciii. Richard Wingfield. Married Anne ... Child:
di. Richard Wingfield. Bap. 14 Mar. 1707.
biv. Anthony Wingfield. Citizen and woollen draper of London. Died 1653.
bv. Edward Wingfield
bvi. Cromwell Wingfield. Of Kilmurry, co. Wicklow. bvii. Christian Wingfield.
aii. Honora Wingfield. Married Donnogh MacConnor O’Brien of Lemeneith.
4. Thomas Wingfield, ob.s.p.
5. Catherine Wingfeild. Married 1stly, Anthony Pownds of Drayton in Hampshire. Child:
i. Honor Pownds. Married Robert, Earl of Sussex. She married 2ndly, Robert Whyte of Southwicke. Child:
ii. Edward Whyte of Southwyke in Hampshire. Married Mary, daughter & coheiress of Anthony Pound of Drayton in co. Southampton. 6. Jane Wingfield. Married John Henedge of co. Linc.
U. Sir Richard Wingfeild, Knt. of the Garter, Lord Deputy of Calais, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, of the bedchamber to Hen. VIII who gave him Kymbolton. He died at Toledo in Spain being then Ambassador. Born c.1469. Named in his mother’s will 1497. A commander, with his brother Sir John, against the Cornish rebels 1497. Went on pilgrimage to Rome 1505 with his brother Robert. Knighted by 1511. Appointed Knight Marshal of Calais 1511, joint Lord Deputy of Calais 1513-9. Created a knight banneret at the siege of Tournay, 1513. An ambassador to the Low Countries 1512-6, and to France 1515. A royal councillor by 1514. Appointed to the privy chamber 1519. Resident ambassador to France 1520. Appointed a Knight of the Garter 23 Apr., installed 11 May 1522.114 Granted the castle and manor of Kimbolton 1522. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1523. High Steward of Cambridge University 1524. Sent as an ambassador to Spain, he died of dysentery 22 July 1525 at Toledo, bur. in the church of the Friars Observants of San Juan de los Reyes at Toledo. Sir R.W., K.G., will dated 6 Apr. 1525, proved 1525 P.C.C. Married 1stly, 1496, without royal licence, Lady Katherine, dowager Duchess of Bedford & Buck., daughter of Richard Woodville, Earl Rivers and younger sister to Queen Elizabeth (wife of Edward IV) and widow of Jasper Tudor, 3rd Duke of Bedford (d. 1495) and previously of Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (executed 1483). Had the life use of Kimbolton Castle in Hunts. She died 1497. Sir Richard married 2ndly, c.1513, Bridget, daughter & heir of Sir John Wiltshire, who bought Stonehouse (Stone Castle) by Gravesend in Kent, sometime Comptroller of Calais. Died 1533/4. She remarried Sir Nicholas Hervey of Ickworth (d. 1532) and Robert Tyrwhitt of Mortlake, Surrey and Leighton Bromeswold, Hunts (d. 1572). Named in her husband’s will. A friend of Queen Anne Boleyn. She died 1533/4. Children:
1. Charles Wingfeild of Kymbolton, son & heir. Born 1513 (Margaret of Savoy and Archduke Charles (later Emperor Charles V) as godparents). Aged 12 at his father’s death. Named in his father’s will. Of Kimbolton Castle. Died 24 May 1540. Portrait after Hans Holbein the younger in the Royal Collection.
Married Jane (Joan) Knollys, sister of Sir Francis Knollys, Knt. of the Garter. Children:
i. Thomas Wingfeild of Kymbolton. Married Honnor (Honora), daughter of Sir Anthony Denny. Child:
ai. Sir Edward Wingfeild of Kymbolton. Knighted 1586. Dead by 1605. Married Mary, daughter of Sir James Harryngton of Exton in Rutland. Child:
bi. Sir James Wingfeild, knight of Kimbolton, 1613. Admitted a fellow-commoner at Sidney College, Cambridge, Aug. 1599. Admitted at Gray’s Inn 21 Mar. 1597-8. Of co. Northampton, knighted 20 Aug. 1604. Of Keyston, Hunts. Living 1639. Married 1stly, Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Braykyn of Chesterton, co. Cambridge.
ci. Edward Maria Wingfield. Born at Kimbolton. Schooled at Oundle. Admitted a fellow-commoner, aged 17, at Sidney College, Cambridge, 29 Apr. 1631; matriculated 1631. Sold Kimbolton to the Montagues. Dead by 1669. Child:
di. John Wingfield. Born at Keyston. Schooled at Oundle and Higham Ferrers. Admitted a pensioner at Sidney College, Cambridge, 28 Jan. 1668-9; matriculated 1669; B.A. 1672-3.
cii. Lucy Wingfield ciii. Anne Wingfield civ. Mary Wingfield
Sir James married 2ndly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Bodenham. Children:
cv. Bodenham Wingfield. Born at Upton, Northants. Schooled at Oundle and Deane. Admitted a fellow- commoner, aged 15, at Sidney College, Cambridge, 6 June 1632; matriculated 1633. Of Warboys, Hertfordshire. Buried 13 Sep. 1639 at Great St Mary’s, Cambridge. Will dated 10 Sep., proved 6 Feb. 1639-40. Married Elizabeth, daughter of Dr Thomas Whalley of Warboys.
bii. Robert Wingfield. Admitted a fellow-commoner at Sidney College, Cambridge, Sep. 1599. Died s.p.
biii. Edward Wingfeild. Matriculated a fellow-commoner from Sidney College, Cambridge, Michaelmas1602; B.A. 1604-5. Gent., admitted at Gray’s Inn 29 Oct. 1605. Married ... daughter of ... Talbott.
biv. Charles Wingfield. Admitted a fellow-commoner at Sidney College, Cambridge, 27 Apr. 1608; matriculated 1608. Died s.p. bv. Arthur Wingfield.
bvi. Penelope Wingfield.
bvii. Mary Wingfield aii. James Wingfield
aiii. Robert Wingfield
aiv. ... Wingfield. Married Thomas Lewknor of Suffolk. av. ... (daughter) Wingfield. Married ... Wolrych
avi. ... (daughter) Wingfield
ii. Ann Wingfield. Married William Smyth.
2. Thomas Marya (Maria) Wingfeild. Born c.1513 (godparents probably Thomas Wolsey and the ‘French queen’ Mary Tudor, rather than Mary I and Cardinal Pole, as enshrined in family tradition). Named in his father’s will. Of Stonley Priory. A Member of Parliament. Died 1557 (or 1577). Married 1stly, Margaret Sabyn, widow. He married 2ndly, Margaret Kerye (Kerry) of Yorkshire. Children by his 2nd wife:
i. Edward Marya (Maria) Wingfeild of Stonley in co. Hunt. 1613. Born 1550 at Stoneley, Hunts. A ward of James Creuse (Crews) at his father’s death. ?In Ireland 1576. Admitted at Furnivall’s Inn 1576 and then to Lincoln’s Inn. Became a soldier in Ireland and the Low Countries – probably fought at Zutphen in 1586. Went to Virginia 1607, elected the first president at Jamestown 13 May 1607, but deposed Sept. 1607. Returned to England 1608. Author of ‘A discourse on Virginia’. A grantee of the 2nd Virginia Charter 1609. Died unmarried at Stoneley, probably in 1614.
ii. Sir Thomas Marya (Maria) Wingfeild. Servant of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Volunteer in the Low Countries in 1579. At Battle of Zutphen 1586. In 1588 was deprived of his company by Lord Willoughby in a row over his capture of Mendoza, a Spanish Grandee. Garrison Commander and Colonel in Ireland in 1597, Knighted 8 May 1597 by Sir William Russell, Lord Deputy of Ireland. In 1598 he assumed the command at the Battle of Yellow Ford. ‘Trailed a pike’ under the Earl of Essex in 1599. In 1600 was clerk of the cheque in Dublin. Married 1stly, Esranildo (Etranilod) de Sasnet in Over Isell. He married 2ndly, Arlinda van Roede. Children by his 1st wife:
ai. Robert Wingfield. Born c.1596. Of Knuston.
aii. Thomas Wingfield. Born c.1597. Of Bishop’s Waltham. iii. Gamaliel Wingfield. In debt to his cousin Richard Wingfield 1601. iv. Richard Wingfield
3. Jacques Wingfeild, Master of the Ordnance in Ireland, s.p. Born c.1519. Named in his father’s will. Elizabeth I’s master of the ordnance and munition in Ireland and a a member of her Privy Council. In 1560 he ‘had a commosion to execute martial law in the territories of the Byrnes and Tooles, and the marches of Dublin’; also went on expeditions to Glendalough and, in 1569, to Cork to subdue Sir Edmund Butler; and in 1575 to Carrickfergus.115 Of Stone Castle. A politician first known for long-term service to Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester. Died 1587.
4. Lawrance Wingfeild. Named in his father’s will. Child: i. Richard Wingfield.
5. Elizabeth Wingfield. Named as his eldest daughter in her father’s will, aged under 17. Married ... Latimer.
6. Katherine Wingfield. Named in her father’s will.
7. Cicely Wingfield. Named in her father’s will. Married ... Maydenhed of Maydenhed (Maidenhead).
8. Mary Wingfield. Named in her father’s will.
9. Elizabeth Wingfield. Named in her father’s will among his ‘other daughters’.
10. Jane Wingfield. Married 1stly, Thomas Wolrich (Worlich) of Huntingdon (Alconbury). She married 2ndly, Francis Roe
11. Margaret Wingfield. Married 1stly, Sir Thomas Newman. She married 2ndly, Moyle Warde.
V. Sir Humfrey (Humphrey) Wingfeld xiith sonne. Named in his mother’s will 1497. Co-executor of his brother Sir Richard’s will, 1525. Of Brantham Hall, Suffolk. Taxed £6 10s on £130 in goods in Brantham, 1524.116 Speaker of the House of Commons 1533. Had a grant of manors of Overhall and Netherhall in Dedham, Essex, and Crepinghall in Stutton from the Crown 1537. Knighted ?after 15 Nov. 1538. Died 23 Oct. 1545. Will dated 13 Mar. 1542/3, proved 26 Nov. 1546 P.C.C. IPM 1545-6.117 Married Anne, widow of Sir Gregory Edgar (Adgor) of Brantham Hall, Serjeant-at-Law, and daughter & heir of Simon Wyseman of Great Canfield, Essex. Children:
1. Robert Wingfeld of Brantham Hall in Suff. Of Creeting Hall. Married daughter and heir of Sir John (Thomas) Pargetter of London, Kt. Children:
i. Humfrey (Humphrey) Wingfield. Son and heir. Matriculate a pensioner from Gonville Hall, Cambridge, Easter 1551. Gentleman, taxed on £5 in lands in Brantham, 1568.118 Died 21 Eliz. [1578-9]. Will proved 3 Feb. 1578 P.C.C. Married Elizabeth, daughter and one of the heirs of Sir Thomas Nevill of Owldholt in Essex (younger son of Richard, Lord Latimer). Children:
ai. Humfrey (Humphrey) Wingfield. Son and heir. Matriculated a pensioner from Clare College, Cambridge, Easter 1579. Of Brantham. Died 1612. Will proved 9 Nov. 1612 N.C.C. Married Ann, daughter of Sir John Brewse (Bruse) Kt. of Wenham. ?Anne Wingfeild, widow of Nettlestead, will proved 8 Feb. 1626 P.C.C. (PROB11/148/274). Children:
bi. John Wingfield. Son and heir. Gent. of Brantham, admitted at Gray’s Inn 3 Feb. 1607-8. Matriculated a pensioner from Christ’s, Cambridge, Easter 1608; B.A. 1611-2; M.A. 1615. Of Brantham. buried 2 Mar. 1660 at Brantham. Married Mary (Mercy), daughter of Sir Nicholas Herick, goldsmith of London. Children:
ci. Humphrey Wingfield. Married ?1stly, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of ... Battersford of Chesterton in Cambs. Children:
di. John Wingfield. Married Mary, daughter of Thomas Scrivenor of Sibton.
dii. Humphrey Wingfield
diii. Elizabeth Wingfield. Married Barrows Cloath of Bergholt.
div. Mary Wingfield dv. Mercy Wingfield
dvi. Anne Wingfield
Humphrey ?married 2ndly, ... daughter of James cleric of Brantham. Children:
dvii. William Wingfield dviii. Richard Wingfield
dix. Mary Wingfield
dx. Bridget Wingfield
dxi. Katherine Wingfield
cii. Martha Wingfield
ciii. John Wingfield
civ. William Wingfield. Died s.p.
cv. Mercy Wingfield. Married ... Lynne od Sussex.
bii. Thomas Wingfield. Second son, of Ipswich. Matriculated a fellow-commoner from Corpus Christi, Cambridge, Michaelmas 1624. Admitted at Gray’s Inn 15 May 1626. Of Layham. Living 1664. Married Dorothy, daughter of John Rivett of Bildeston Hall. Children:
ci. Anthony Wingfield
cii. Thomas Wingfield
ciii. Alice Wingfield
biii. Ann Wingfield. Died unmarried
biv. Saray (Sarah) Wingfield
aii. Elizabeth Wingfield. Married Alexander Huggins (Huggen) of Stoke Ash
aiii. Pawle (Paul) Wingfield. Matriculated a pensioner from Clare College, Cambridge, Easter 1579. Afterwards ‘a captaine beyond sea and ther slayne’. Sans issue.
aiv. Jane Wingfield. Married William Morse of Winston in Suff.
av. Thomas Wingfield. Matriculated a pensioner from Trinity College, Cambridge, Easter 1578. Of Nettlestead. Proved his brother Humphrey’s will 1612. Married 1stly, Alice, daughter of Sir John Brewse of Wenham. He married 2ndly, Alice, daughter of William Poley of Boxted. Children by his 2nd wife:
bi. Alice Wingfield. Married Henry Bacon of Ipswich.
bii. Sarah Wingfield. Married Dr Gray of Norwich
biii. Thomas Wingfield. Matriculated a pensioner from Trinity College, Cambridge, Michaelmas 1625. Admitted at Lincoln’s Inn 15 Oct. 1628. ?Died 5 July 1632. ?Married ... Doyle of Hadleigh. Child:
ci. Antony Wingfield
ii. John Wingfeild. Had no issue. Married Elizabeth Gilgate.
iii. Anthony Wingfeild. Of Winston. Married Thomasin, daughter and heir of Robert Pennicooke (Penycock) esq. of Yorkshire. Children:
ai. Humfrey Wingfield. Son and heir, age 25, 1612
aii. William Wingfield. Age 20, 1612. Of Wickham.
aiii. Mary Wingfield. Age 18, 1612.
iv. Jane (Joane) Wingfield. Married Jerome Gilbert of Colchester.
v. Lyonell Wingfeild. Cleric. Obiit sine prole.
vi. Edith Wingfield. Married ... Beriff of Essex.
?vii. Thomas Wingfield. Matriculated a fellow-commoner from Gonville Hall, Cambridge, Easter 1554; M.A. 1561; a student in Cambridge and foreign universities for ten years.
2. Ann Wingfield. Married Alexander Newton of Braiseworth.
3. Dorothy Wingfield. Married William Calybutt
4. Richard Wingfield. Died young.
W. Sir Henrey Wingfeld vth sonne. Of Orford in Com’ Suff. Knt of the Rhodes.119 Named in his father’s will, aged under 18. Knighted, with his brother Thomas, by Edward IV ‘in the field of Grafton (Garton) beside Tewksbury after the battle of Tewkesbury, on the field of battle’ 4 May 1471. Named in the will of his brother John 1481. Governor of Orford Castle. Syr H.W, knight. Of Orford, will dated 21 Feb. 1493/4, proved 6 May 1494 P.C.C. (PROB 11/10/147) – requested burial in the Freres of Orford by his 1st wife. Married before 1470, Alice, widow of George Seckford and probably the daughter of John Harte. He married 2ndly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Robert [or Thomas] Rookes (Rook) of Riddlesworth, Norfolk. Buried in Westhorpe church (formerly a gravestone in the north aisle). Children:
1. Thomas Wingfield. Captain of Deal Castle in Kent. Died s.p.
2. Elizabeth Wingfield
3. Sir Robert Wingfeld of Upton in Com’ Northampton. Present at the Field of Cloth of Gold in France, 1520. Knighted 2 Oct. 1553. Married Margery (Margaret), daughter of George Quarles of Norffolk. Children:
i. Sir Robert Wingfeld of Upton. Matriculated a fellow-commoner from Pembroke College, Cambridge, 1549. Admitted at Gray’s Inn 1552. Of Upton. M.P. for Peterborough 1572. Of co. Northampton, knighted 11 May 1603 at the Charterhouse. Died 31 Mar. 1580, buried at Caistor. Married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Scecill (Cecil) of Burleigh & sister of William, Lord Burleigh. She remarried Hugh Allington esq. (he died 1618 s.p.). Children:
ai. Sir Robert Wingfeild of Upton. Married Prudence, daughter of Sir John Crook al’s Blunt of Chilton, co. Bucks. Children:
bi. Sir Robert Wingfeild of Upton & of Aldersgate Street, London. Admitted a fellow-commoner at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 27 Sep. 1602; matriculated 1602. Admitted at Gray’s Inn 18 Mar. 1605-6. Of Upton. Knighted Jan. 1612-3 at Newmarket. Living 1618. ?Will as of Gray’s Inn, 1652 P.C.C. Married 1617, Elizabeth, daughter & coheiress of Sir Roger Aston, gent. of the bedchamber to King James. Children:
ci. George Wingfield. Died s.p.
cii. Francis Wingfield
ciii. Elizabeth Wingfield. Born 1618.
civ. Robert Wingfield. Died s.p.
cv. Barbara Wingfield. Married ... Ludlow of Northants.
bii. Roger Wingfield. Admitted a pensioner at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 10 May 1609; matriculated 1609; B.A. from Trinity College 1612-3; M.A. 1616. Died s.p.
biii. Elizabeth Wingfield. Married Thomas Brockas.
biv. Richard Wingfield. ‘Slayn by Litleton’.
aii. Cicely (Cecil) Wingfield. Died s.p.
aiii. John Wingfeld of Tickencoate in Com’ Rutland. Married 1stly, Elizabeth, daughter of Paul Gresham. Children:
bi. Sir John Wingfield of ... in Com’ ... Knt. Admitted a fellow-commoner at Queens’ College, Cambridge, Feb. 1608-9. Admitted at Gray’s Inn 5 Feb. 1611-2. Of Tickencote. ?Knighted 10 May 1619 in Ireland by Sir Oliver St. John, Lord Deputy of Ireland. Purchased the manor of Market overton in Rutland. Sheriff 1630-1. Died 25 Dec. 1631. Married 1stly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Turpin of Knaptoft, Leics. He married 2ndly, Frances, daughter of Edward, Lord Cromwell of Oakham. Children by his 2nd wife:
ci. Sir Richard Wingfield. Of ‘Ticken, co. Lincoln’ [sic] knighted 14 July 1642. Godson of Richard, Viscount Powerscourt. Married 1stly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Thorold of Marston, Lincs. He married 2ndly, ... Lee, sister of Sir John Lee of Bury. Children by his 1st wife:
di. John Wingfield. Born 24 Jan. at Tickencote. Educated at Oakham. Admitted a fellow- commoner, aged 17, at St John’s College, Cambridge, 16 Dec. 1668. Sheriff of Rutland. Died 1680. Married Dorothy, daughter of Sir Thomas Mackworth, Bt. of Normanton, Rutland. Child:
ei. John Wingfield. Married Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Sir John Oldfield of Spalding, Lincs. Died 3 Mar. 1769. Children:
fi. John Wingfield. Admitted a pensioner, aged 17, at Pembroke College, Cambridge, 25 May 1725; matriculated 1725. Of Tickencote. fii. Anthony Wingfield. Admitted a pensioner, aged 19, at Christ’s, Cambridge, 19 June 1730; matriculated 1730. Died a student at Cambridge, buried 15 May 1732 at great St Andrew’s, Cambridge.
fiii. Richard Wingfield. Died young.
fiv. Oldfield Wingfield. Died young.
fv. Rev. Thomas Wingfield. Born 9 Aug. 1716 at Tickencote. Schooled at Oakham. Admitted a pensioner, aged 19, at St John’s College, Cambridge, 16 June 1735; matriculated 1735; B.A. 1738-9. Ordained a deacon 18 Mar. 1738-9 and a priest 10 Aug. 1740. Curate of Water Newton, Hunts. 1740; Rector of Market Overton, Rutland 1740- 59. Died 19 Dec. 1759, aged 43, M.I. at Tickencote. Will 1760 P.C.C. Married ... daughter of William Julien.
fvi. Oldfield Wingfield. A merchant in Hull.
fvii. Elizabeth Wingfield fix. Margaret Wingfield fx. Dorothy Wingfield fxi. Anne Wingfield.
dii. Charles Wingfield. Born at Tickencote. Schooled at Oakham. Admitted a pensioner, aged 17, at St John’s College, Cambridge, 18 Apr. 1670; matriculated 1670. Died 1672.
diii. Frances Wingfield. Married Eusebius Buswell alias Pelsant.
cii. Francis Wingfield. Admitted at Gray’s Inn 7 Dec. 1647.
ciii. Charles Wingfield
bii. Paul Wingfield. Matriculated a pensioner from Trinity College, Cambridge, Michaelmas 1617; B.A. 1620-1; M.A. 1624. Rector of Uffington, Lincs.
biii. Elizabeth Wingfield. Married ... Dow of Upton.
John married 2ndly, Margaret, widow of ... Bath and sister of Anthony Thorold, sheriff of Lincs. 1618. Children:
biv. Edward Wingfield. Admitted at Gray’s Inn 6 Nov. 1627. Married Frances Lucar of Devon.
bv. Alice Wingfield
aiv. Richard Wingfeld. Buried at St Botholpes Aldersgate London s.p. Married Elizabeth daughter of Richard Boyland Esq. of Sussex. Died s.p. 1618, burid by her husband.
av. Peregryne Wingfeld.
avi. Dorothy Wingfield. Married Adam Claypole of Latham (Lulham) in Com’ Lincon.
ii. Elizabeth Wingfield. Married Robert Sampson (Sampson Carsey of Suffolk).120 iii. John Wingfeild. Matriculated a fellow-commoner from Pembroke College, Cambridge, Easter 1552. Admitted at Gray’s Inn 1555. Of Stamford Baron, Northants. buried 30 Apr. 1590 at St Martin’s, Stamford. Married Ann, daughter & co-heiress of John Calybut (Calibutt) of Castle Acre in Norfolk. Children:
ai. Antony Wingfield. ‘Slayne’.
aii. Charles Wingfeild. In Ireland. aiii. Theodosia (Eudoxia) Wingfield aiv. Calybut Wingfield.
av. Margery Wingfield
X. Richard de Wingfield (Wyngefeld). Had custody of the parks of Framlingham, Kelsale and Earl Soham, 1310.121 Reversion of the manor Dennington (held for life by William de Reppes) granted to him by William de Bovill 1313 (with remainder to Roger de Wingfield).122 Named as the brother of Roger 1314.123 Farmer of the manor of Badingham 1324.124 Of Dennington. Taxed 5s in Dennington and 3s in Hoxne and Denham, 1327. A co-holder of a knight’s fee Braiseworth and Cotton (held of Robert, Earl of Suffolk) 1346. Died c.1349. Child:
1. Sir William de Wingfield (Wengefeld, Wyngefeld). Born c.1326. Of Cotton, Dennington and Stradbroke. Patron of Dennington church 1349. Served under the prince of Wales at Calais in 1347 ant part in the naval action against the Spanish off Winchelsea in 1356; served in Edward III’s army in France in the winter of 1359-60. Prince’s yeoman 1361. A retainer of Thomas de Vere, Earl of Oxford by 1364; keeper of his park at Camps, Cambs. Plaintiff in a Feet of Fines suit concerning Cotton, Finningham and Bacton 1360/1. Knighted by June 1365. Accompanied the earl of Oxford in the duke of Lancaster’s army to France 1369. A knight, plaintiff with his wife Johanna in a Feet of Fines suit regarding the manor of Cotton 1371/2. A J.P. for Suffolk 1378-96. Named in the will of his cousin Sir Thomas Wingfield of Letheringham, 1378. M.P. for Suffolk 1376, 1378, 1381, 1382, 1383, 1386 and 1390.125 On a commission to put down a rebellion in Suffolk 1381. Godfather of William, son of Michael de la Pole in Oct. 1396 – he was later to be the 4th Earl of Suffolk. Died 25 Mar. 1398, buried in the chancel of Dennington church, formerly a brass there, large indent survives in the chancel floor.126 W. Wyngefeld of Denyngton, miles, will dated 17 July 1397, proved 1398 Norwich C.C. (249, 255 Harsyk). Married 1stly, by 1371/2, Joan, widow of Ellis Francis, mercer of London. He married 2ndly, Margaret/Margery, ?widow of ... Spyce. Child by his 1st wife:
i. William Wingfield. Served in France in 1417 under the earl of Suffolk. Died s.p. 1418, buried in Dennington, church, formerly a monument there.127 His heir was his cousin, the earl of Suffolk. W. Wyngfeld of Denerton, will proved 9 Feb. 1419 P.C.C. (PROB11/2B/248). Married 1stly, Katherine, daughter and co-heir of John Hadley (Haddeley), merchant of London (d. 1410, holding a moiety of the manor of Hintlesham). Died 1445/8. She married 2ndly, Sir William Wolf, a justice. Held the manor of Cotton Braiseworth 1437.
William de Wyngefeld. He and his wife were plaintiffs in a Feet of Fines suit against William, prior of the Holy Trinity, Ipswich, concerning lands in Scheford, Norfolk, 1285/6. Co-holder of half a knight’s fee in Fressingfield and of a fee in Sylham, Esham, Weybread and Fressingfield (both held of the Honour of Eye) 1302-3.128 Married, by 1285-6, Mathilda ...
W. Rye, Calendar of Feet of Fines for Suffolk
115. 1 Edw. II [1307-8], no. 22. Letitia de Wyngefeld v. Richard Edward de Waldyngfeld and Agnes his wife in Esham, Silham, Weybred and Fresyngfeld.
Lay Subsidy 1327: Villata de Burgate: De Martino de Wyngefeld 9d
Margaret Cole, formerly Wingfield, 1546 (16 Alen) same as:
Margaret Wyngfolde or Wingfeld, wife of Ipswich, 25 Aug. 1546, PROB11/31/256 John Wingfilde, gent., Easton, 3 Feb. 1585 PROB11/68/56 (8 Brudenell)
Sir Lewis (Ludovicus) John (or Johan). A successful London merchant and royal official of Welsh origin.129 Of West Horndon, Dunton, Ingrave and Cranham, Essex. Sometime steward of the duchy of Cornwall within Devon and warden of the stannaries in Devon. Died 27 Oct. 1442. Lowes Joh’n knyght, will dated at Catherington, Hampshire, 2 June 1440, proved 31 Dec. 1442 P.C.C. Requested burial at the Abbey of Graces in ‘a tombe which is ordeyned ther for me’. Married 1stly, Alice ... Named in her husband’s will as Dame Alys sometime my wife. Children:
1. Sir Lewis FitzLewis. Named in his father’s will. Presented to Cranham rectory 1464. Killed at the Battle of Barnet 1471. Posthumously attainted, his estates were granted to the king’s brother, Richard, duke of Gloucester. Child:
i. Sir Richard FitzLewis. Recovered Cranham by 1487 when he presented to the rectory. Will 1528 P.C.C. IPM 1529-30.130 Married 1stlty, Alice, daughter and co- heir of John Harleston. Married 4thly, Jane ... Held Cranham for life. Died 1535. She remarried Sir John Norton of Milton in Kent. Child by his 1st wife:
ai. John FitzLewis. Died c.1525. Child:
bi. Ela FitzLewis. Aged 18 and heir to her grandmother, 1528. Died 2 June 1543, bur. at West Horndon. Married, by 24 Feb. 1526 (as his 1st wife), John Mordaunt, 2nd Lord Mordaunt, K.B. of Turvey in Bedfordshire. Born 1508. K.B. at the coronation of Queen Anne Boleyn 1533. Sheriff of Essex and Herts. 1540. M.P. for Bedfordshire 1553-5. He supported the accession of Queen Mary, to whom he was P.C. Died 1571, bur. at Turvey, M.I. in the church. He married 2ndly, (Faculty Office licence 3 Dec) 1545, Joan(na) Wilford of St Martin’s, Bishopsgate ,widow of Robert Wilford, merchant tailor of London and daughter of Sir Richard Fermor of Easton Neston, Northants.. Died 1592. Child:
ci. Lewis Mordaunt, 3rd Lord Mordaunt. Born 21 Sep. 1538. M.P. for Bedfordshire 1563-7. Kinghted 1568. Succeeded to Cranham 1571 and sold it to the Petres of Ingatestone. One of the 28 noblemen who tried Mary, Queen of Scots, 1586. Died 16 June 1601 at Drayton Manor House, Northamptonshire, bur. at Turvey, M.I. in the church.
2. Edmond FitzLewis. Named in his father’s will. Given the reversion of the manor of Cranham in Essex, but may never have received it.131
3. Philip FitzLewis. Named in his father’s will.
4. Harry FitzLewis. Named in his father’s will.
5. John FitzLewis. Named in his father’s will.
6. Margaret FitzLewis [the elder]. Named in her father’s will.
Sir Lewis married 2ndly, Anne, widow of Sir Richard Hankeford of Hewish, Braunton and Tawstock in Devon, Kelynack in Cornwall, Eastbury in Berkshire etc (b. c.21 July 1397, d. 8 Feb. 1430/1 aged 33) and daughter of John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, K.G., by Maud, daughter of Sir Adam Fraunceys of London. Named in her 2nd husband’s will as Anne Mountagew my wife. She held the manor of Cranham in Essex for life. She remarried 3rdly, (as his 3rd wife) John Holand, 3rd Duke of Exeter (d. 5 Aug. 1447, aged 51/2, bur. in St Katherine by the Tower, London). She died 28 Nov. 1457, bur. with her 3rd husband in St Katherine by the Tower. Dame Duchess of Excester, will dated 20 Apr. 1457, proved 15 May 1458 P.C.C. Children by her 2nd husband:
7. Elizabeth FitzLewis. Named in her father’s will. Co-heiress to her mother, aged 22 and more, 1457. Married, by 1457, Sir John Wingfield.
8. Alice FitzLewis. Named in her father’s will.
9. Margaret FitzLewis [the younger]. Named in her father’s will. Co-heiress to her mother, aged 18 and more, 1457. Married, by 1457, Sir William Lucy.
Sir Edward Wingfield, knighted 23 July 1603 (in the Royal Garden at Whitehall before the King's Coronation)
1 F. Haslewood, ‘The Ancient Families of Suffolk’ [Antiquitates Suffolciences by Sir Richard Gipps, d. 1708], Proc. Suffolk Inst. Archaeol. VIII pt. 2, 1893, 211-12.
2 J. Corder (ed.), The Visitation of Suffolk 1561, pt. II, Harleian Society n.s. vol. 111, London 1984, 211-22.
3 The National Archives, Kew SC 8/14/680. Petitions to the king: Petitioners: William Frombald, parson of Grundisburgh. Addressees: King and council. Other people mentioned: Frombald Flemyng (Fleming), grandfather of the petitioner; Roger [Frombald] son of Frombald Flemyng and father of the petitioner. Nature of request: Frombald shows that his grandfather purchased rents and services in Wingfield which ought to have descended to him following the death of his father. At his father's death, because the rents and services were held in chief of the king, he entered and held them until the king granted them to John de
Wingfield of which he is now seised. Frombald requests remedy so that he can enjoy the right of the services which ought to have descended to him after the death of his father. Endorsement: He should distrain and take action by the law. Publication note: Rotuli Parliamentorum; ut et Petitiones, et Placita in Parliamento, vol. II, Edw III, (Record Commission, 1783), 382a-b (no.25; full edition of original petition). Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw II, vol. V, 1324-1327, 242 (pardon to John de Wynkefeld for acquiring lands in Wingfield from Fleming)
4 Patent Rolls, Edward I, vol. 1, 308. 25 Apr. 1279. Letters for Edmund, the king's brother, going with the king beyond seas, nominating Richard de Fukeram and Hugh de Vienna, his attorneys for one year. The like for :— Richard de Breus and John [unfinished entry]; William de Breus, going with the king beyond seas, nominating Richard de Breus and John de Wyngefeld until Michaelmas.
5 Patent Rolls Edward II, vol. 1, 198. 16 Nov. 1309. Presentation of Roger de Wyngefeld to the church of Shirefhoton in the diocese of York; 199. 28 Oct. 1309. Presentation of Roger de Wyngefeld to the church of Brynton, in the diocese of Lincoln, in the king's gift by reason of the lands of Walter, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, being in his hands; 210. 11 Feb. 1310. Indemnity for Stephen de Rednesse and William de Warton, merchants of Beverley, for 312l. received from them by Roger de Wyngefeld, king's clerk, in which sum they were bound on account of the purchase of wool to William de la More, master of the Knights Templars, whose lands have been taken into the king's hands; 213. 10 Mar. 1310. Presentation of Roger de Wyngefeld to the church of Wetheringsete, in the diocese of Norwich, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the see of Ely. 414. 24 Jan. 1312. Sale by the king to Roger de Wyngefeld (or Wynkefeld), king's clerk, for 80l, payable at the Exchequer, of the custody of the manor of Halsham with its members and appurtenances, late of Godfrey de Melsa, tenant in chief, in the king's hands by reason of his custody of the heir, which manor is extended at 13l. 16s. a year; 415. 28 Jan. 1312. Presentation of Roger de Wyngefeld to the church of Lamprobes in the diocese of Exeter; 416. 1 Feb. 1312. Acquittance to Henry Scarlet and Alan son of Bricius, reeves of the manors of Penreth and Soureby, and the tenants of those manors for 200 marks received at the Wardrobe by Roger de Wyngefeld, king's clerk, in the name of the keeper of the Wardrobe, on account of the farms and other issues of those manors from the time when the same had been in the hands of Peter de Gavaston, earl of Cornwall; 474. 30 Mar. 1312. The like to William de Ormesby and John de Mutford on complaint by Roger de Wyngefeld, king's clerk, that Martin Loue of Westhale with Adam and John his brothers, Henry son of Beatrice and Richard Ode with others carried away his goods found at Westhale, co. Suffolk; 518. 24 Dec. 1312. Licence for Roger de Wyngefeld, king's clerk, and Peter de Saxlingham, in consideration of a fine made by them, to grant 12 messuages, 250 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow, 12 acres of pasture, 25 acres of wood, and 45s. 8d. of rent in Redenhale, Aldebergh, and Stirston, held in chief, to Alice, late the wife of Peter de Redenhale, for her life, with remainder to Bartholomew son of Peter de Redenhale. By fine of 12 marks; 575. 9 May 1313. Presentation of Roger de Wyngefeld to the church of Dongarvan in the diocese of Lismore. Patent Rolls, Edward 2, vol. 2: 47. 24 Nov. 1313. Presentation of Roger de Wyngefeld to the church of Kemeseye, in the diocese of Worcester, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Worcester; 94. 24 Mar. 1314. Presentation of Roger de Wyngefeld to the church of Bredon, in the diocese of Worcester, in the king's gift by reason of the late voidance of the bishopric of Worcester; 175. 18 Sep. 1314. Notification to the dean and chapter of the church of St. Patrick, Dublin, that whereas the king by his letters patent granted to Roger de Audele, king's clerk, the prebend lately held by Roger de Wyngefeld, deceased, in their church, which was void and in his gift by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric of Dublin, and whereas the king commanded them to assign to the said Roger de Audele a stall in the choir and a place in the chapter, as is customary, and now the king has been told that the justiciary of Ireland, or the person who holds his place, by virtue of his office and under the seal which is used in Ireland, has in the king's name collated that prebend, although he had not received any special mandate from the king on that behalf, whereat the king is much amazed, the king, as well for the preservation of his right as of his said clerk in that behalf, by the tenor of these presents, revokes any such collation and commands the said dean and chapter to assign to his said clerk, Roger de Audele, a stall in the choir and place in the chapter by reason of the said prebend
according to the tenor of his former mandate. By K. Roger de Audele has like letters of revocation for the precentorship in the church of St. Patrick, Dublin, which Roger de Wyngefeld, deceased, lately held in the same.
6 Close Rolls, Edward II, vol. 1, Aug. 1311. Sept. 1. London. To Roger de Wyngefeld, keeper of the lands of the Templars in the king's hands.
7 Patent Rolls Edward II, vol. 1: 506. 28 Oct. 1312. Grant, for life, to Nicholas de Segrave, in place of land to the value of £100 a year, which the king has promised to provide him with, of the castle and town of Oreford, co. Suffolk, to the value of £40 a year, and 60s a year out of the farm of the town of Ipswich to be received at the hands of the bailiffs of the town. By K,, on the information of the earl of Pembroke. Mandate in pursuance to Roger de Wyngefeld to deliver to him the castle and town with the armour, &c., which are in his custody.
8 Patent Rolls Edward II, vol. 1: 583. 1313 The like [protection] for Roger de Wyngefeld, clerk, going beyond seas on the king's service
9 Patent Rolls, Edward II, vol. 3: 360-1. 7 Mar. 1319. The like [commission] to William de Rungeton, Richard de Walsingham and John Claver on complaint by Thomas Brekerop of Southlenne that, he having laden in the port of Bishop's Lenne, co. Norfolk, a certain ship, with its tackle of the price of £120 called la Mariole, whereof one half belonged to him, with divers goods and victuals for conveyance to the town of Berwick-upon -Tweed, then in the king's hands, and having put 5 marks of silver in money on board the ship, William de Hewell of Great Yarmouth, John de Begheton, Richard de Bokenhamfery and Simon Grise, with others, at the said port boarded the ship, and carried her off with the tackle and the said goods, victuals and silver. The like to the same justices touching the like complaint of Roger de Wyngefeld, lately king's clerk, the owner of the other moiety of the aforesaid ship la Mariole; 365. 24 Apr. 1319. The like to Robert de Scales, William de Rungton, John de Hotoft, and York. Thomas de Birston touching the seizure of the ship called la Mariole, which Roger de Wyngefeld, king's clerk, had laden with divers wares, by William de Hewell of Great Yarmouth, John de Begheton, and Richard de Bokenhamfery and others in the port of Bishops Lenne, co. Norfolk. The like to the same justices on complaint by Thomas Brekerope of Suthlenne touching the seizure of the said ship by the said persons.
10 Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich: HD 1538/119/24. Feoffment 25 Feb 1321 (both seals and tags missing; Latin)1. Giles de Wyngefeld, rector of Kelishal [Kelsale] church and Robert Bierich of Soham Comitis [Earl Soham]. 2. Adam Bakerun of Baketon' and wife Mabel. (1) to (2), cottage lying in Baketon' between messuage of (2) and messuage of Thomas Nichol, 1 head abutting E. on common way called Heythegren'; to hold of chief lords of fee for accustomed services. Witnesses: John Hardheind, Laurence de Cumpenye, Ralph de Holm, Geoffrey Osmod, Thomas Schot and others. Given at Baketon', Saturday after feast of St Peter in Cathedra, 14 Edw. II.
11 R. Hawes, MS History of Framlingham and Loes Hundred, c.1712-24 (BL Add. MS 33247) f. 490-1, names her as ‘Elisabeth ... daughter and heir of John Honeypot of Wingfield, Esq.’ This may be a record of her father: W. Rye, Calendar of the Feet of Fines for Suffolk, Ipswich 1900, p. 100: 24 Edw. I [1295-6 ] no. 28 John Honipot of Wyngefeld and Juliana his wife v. William de Stubbecroft of Hoxene in Hoxene, Stradebrok and Horham
12 Patent Rolls, Edward II, vol. 5: 242. 13 Feb. 1326. The like [pardon] to John de Wynkefeld, with respect to 69 acres of land in Wynkefeld, held in chief of Edward I, which were acquired in fee by his grandfather, John de Wynkefeld, from Fromund le Flemyng and entered into by both grandfather and grandson without licence. By fine of 40s. Suffolk.
13 Patent Rolls, Edward II, vol. 5: 148. 16 July 1325. Protection without clause nolumus until All Saints for Godfrey de Rodeham, clerk, going by the king's command to France to make purveyances for him there. By testimony of the Steward. The like for the following, going there in like manner ... Walter de Bello Campo. The like for the following going with the said Walter : ... John de Wyngefeld ... .
14 Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich : HD 1538/376/1: Quitclaim (1 armorial seal, incomplete; Latin) 8 July 1336. 1. Laurence de Sancto Mauro, parson of Silham and Esham churches. 2. John de Wyngefeld. (1) quitclaims to (2), all lands, tenements, rents and reversions which (2) formerly purchased from Sir Edmund de Sancto Mauro, (1)'s brother. Witnesses: Edmund de Brundysch, Roger le Blount, Thomas Bordemale, William de Chikeringg', Thomas le Towere and others. Given at Silham, Monday after feast of St Thomas the Martyr, 10 Edw.III. (Phillipps MS No. 28839). See also: Close Rolls, Edward III, vol. 4, Mar. 1337. John de Sancto Mauro acknowledges that he owes to John de Wyngefeld 100l.; to be levied, etc. in co. Norfolk; Close rolls, Edward III, vol. 5, May 1340. May 30. Westminster. John de Wyngefeld, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Semor, 50l.; to be levied etc. in co. Suffolk; Close Rolls, Edward III, vol. 10, June 1358: Enrolment of release by William, son of John Seymor knight, son of Ralph Seymor knight, to John de Wyngefeld, knight, and Eleanor his wife, and to Thomas de [Wyngefeld].
15 Charter Rolls 9 Edw. III, 30.
16 Feudal Aids, 61: 1346. Johannes de Wyngefeld, chevaler, tenet in Silham duas partes j.f.m. de Maria, comitissa Norfolkie, et illa de rege, quas Radulphus de Sancto Mauro nuper tenuit in eadem villa de comite Mareschallo. Dictus Johannes tenet in eadem terciam partem j.f.m. de dicta Maria, et illa de rege, quam Thomas Charles et Johanna, uxor ejus, nuper tenuerunt in eadem de dicto comite Mareschallo.
17 Close Rolls, Edward III, vol. 9, Apr. 1353. John de Brewes of Wytyngham acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Wyngefeld 200 marks; to be levied etc. in Suffolk.
18 P.H.W. Booth, The Financial Administration of the Lordship and County of Chester, 1272-1377, Chetham Society, 3rd series, 38, 1981, 84 n.133.
19 Booth op.cit. 73-4
20 Close Rolls, Edward III, vol. 10, Feb. 1358. Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John de Wyngefeld, the prince's Attorney.
21 Calendarium Inquisitionum Post Mortem sive Escaetarum, vol. II, London 1808: p. 244, 2nd nos., no. 34.
22 Calendarium Inquisitionum Post Mortem sive Escaetarum, vol. II, London 1808: p. 257, 36 Edw. III, 2nd nos., no. 24 and p. 258, no. 31.
23 Calendarium Inquisitionum Post Mortem sive Escaetarum, vol. II, London 1808: p. 351, 49 Edw. III, 54; Copinger, Manors, vol. IV, 110.
24 W. Copinger, Suffolk Records: Wingfield. Order to take fealty and deliver seisin to Sir Mich. atte Pole & Katherine his wife daughter and heir of Alianora who was wife of Sir John de Wyngefeld dec. of 69a of pasture in, held of the king in chief. O. 49 Edw. III, 8.
25 Close Rolls, Edward III, vol. 10, Apr. 1357. Order to supersede until further order the demand made upon Thomas de Wyngefeld because he has not taken the order of knighthood.
26 W. Rye, Calendar of the Feet of Fines for Suffolk: 226. 35 Edw. III [1361-2] no. 11. Thomas de Wynggefeld and Margaret his wife and John their son v. John de Brysyngham and Margaret his wife of the manor of Laxfeld with appurtenances; 228. 36 Edw. III [1362-3] no. 33. Thomas de Wyngefeld v. John son of John de Mendham of third part of the manor of Laxfield with appurtenances; 228. 36 Edw. III [1362-3] no. 34. Thomas de Wyngefeld v. Roger Braham and Rose his wife of a third part of a fourth part of the manor of Wingfield.
27 In his will Sir Thomas de Wingfield left to his son John '12 silver dishes of the best & 12 silver saucers & 12 silver spoons & 6 pieces of silver with the arms of Brews [on them].
28 Sir William Carbonell of Buckenham Hall, by whom she had a daughter Elizabeth, married to Sir John Liston.
29 J. Corder, Visitation of Suffolk 1561 cites as her sources: J.M. Wingfield, Some Records of the Wingfield Family (1925) – but it is not mentioned there; and Viscount Powerscourt, Muniments of the Ancient Saxon Family of Wingfield (priv. printed 1894).
30 www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/member/russell-sir-john-1405 31 Wingfield pedigree by William Blois, SROI
32 Visitation of Norfolk 1563, 1589 & 1613, p. 313.
33 J.M. Wingfield, Some Records of the Wingfield Family (1925), 8.
34 Cal. Patent Rolls, Hen. VI, vol. 3, 475-6
35 Cal. Patent Rolls, Hen. VI, vol. 3, 451-2
36 J.M. Wingfield, Some Records of the Wingfield Family (1925), p. 12. 37 Cal. Patent Rolls, Hen. VI, vol. 5, 137
38 Cal. Patent Rolls, Hen. VI, vol. 5, 130
39 The ‘others’ accused of the attack were: Edmund Fitz-William esq. of Framlingham, John Leventhorpe esq. late of Framlingham ‘tresoror’, Gilbert Debenham late of Pyldewenham esq., Richard Southwell esq. late of Framlingham, Edmund Stapilton esq. late of Framlingham ‘and others’. Cal. Patent Rolls, Henry VI, vol. 5, 236; J.M. Wingfield, Some Records of the Wingfield Family (1925), 13-4.
40 J.M. Wingfield, Some Records of the Wingfield Family (1925), 15.
41 Cal. Inq. Post Mortem, Henry VII, vol. III (1955), p. 987, no. 507: John Howard, Duke of Norfolk, who was holding it for life at his death 1486.
42 Wingfield pedigree by William Blois, SROI
43 Devon Record Office: 123M/TB538B: Assignment, indented, 20 Aug. 9 Hen. VII . John Stanney, Edward Bertelot, Thomas Stampe, William Stykelpet, William Clerke and Roger Benet, at instance of John Bonvyle and Katherine his wife to John Genys clerk. Messuage with garden adjacent once of John Dare in Shute, which they had recently from John Bonvyle of Shute esq. and Katherine his wife to hold for Genys's life to the intent that Genys should celebrate daily divine service in the Chapel of the Church of St. Michael in Shute and there pray for John Bonvyle and Katherine whilst living and for their souls when dead, and the souls of Thomas Bonvyle and Joan his wife parents of John, Robert Wyngefeld knight and Elizabeth his wife parents of Katherine, of their ancestors and all faithful departed, and for Stanney etc. to do the will of John Bonvyle and Katherine. Attornies for livery of seisin: William Godeman and Thomas Cotyn.
5 seals and 1 fragment of seal, all on tags.
44 Chart. Rolls 11-14 Edw. IV [1471-5], 8.
45 J.M. Wingfield, Some Records of the Wingfield Family (1925), 19.
46 S.R.O.I. HA30:50/22/1.8 (16)
47 Painted ‘pedigree’ of the family of Sir John Wingfield (d. 1481) and Elizabeth FitzLewis, early 17th century, painted by an unknown herald painter, oil on canvas, private collection – exhibited at the ‘Art of Death Exhibition’ at the Victoria & Albert Museum 1992.
48 W.A. Shaw, The Knights of England, vol. II, London 1906, 16: ‘Knights made in Granado by Sir Edward Woodville [? Anthony Woodville, Earl Rivers], warring on the infidels [? or by Sir Edward, styled Lord Woodville, in Brittany, in 1488].’
49 A.B. Emden, Biographical Register of the University of Cambridge to 1500, Cambridge Univ. press 1963, 642.
50 J. Lodge, The Peerage of Ireland, vol. V, Dublin 1789, 264.
52 J. Lodge, The Peerage of Ireland, vol. V, Dublin 1789, 265.
53 J. Corder, Visitation of Suffolk 1561; also as in the Wingfield pedigree by William Blois, SROI 54 Oxford D.N.B. and History of Parliament.
55 Suffolk in 1524, pp. 349 and 408.
56 Wingfield pedigree by William Blois, SROI
57 Cal. Inq. Post Mortem, Henry VII, vol. III (1955), p. 987, no. 507.
58 D. MacCulloch, Suffolk and the Tudors, Oxford 1986, 59.
59 MacCulloch op. cit., 59n – quoting TNA C3/169/14 for the park keepership.
60 W.A. Shaw, The Knights of England, vol. II, London 1906, 38: ‘Knights made at Tournay, in the church after the King came from, Mass under his banner in the church.’
62 Suffolk in 1524, p. 241: Letheringham: Syr Anthony Wyngffold in londes 500 marks [taxed] £16 13s 4d 63 W.A. Shaw, The Knights of England, vol. I, London 1906, 23.
64 He mentions his servant John Audeley and servants called Woodhouse, fflye [?] Croft, Wheler and [?] Crykdort; witnesses were Hugh Willoughby, Erasmus Henyngham [Heveningham] and John Audeley.
65 TNA E150/649/12 & C142/98/65
66 Portrait sold at Sotheby’s, London, 10 July 1991, Lot 7A, est. £35,000-£50,000; provenance: Revd John Long of Saxmundham & Coddenham, T. Humphrey Ward (sold 1912), L.D. Cunliffe of Trelissick, Cornwall. Nothing is known of Scrots’s early life, training or parentage, but in 1537 he was appointed painter to Mary of Hungary, Regent of the Netherlands. In 1545, he went to England to take up a position as a painter at the court of Henry VIII, where he was the highest paid artist of the time. The most remarkable work attributed to Scrots is a portrait in distorted perspective of King Edward VI (in National Portrait Gallery).
67 The Vere line is continued thus: sonne & heyr of John veer Erll of Oxford & Elizabeth his Wyfe Daughtr and heyr of Sr John howard knyght which George was sonne & heyr to Rychard Veer Erll of Oxford & of Alys his Wyfe Daughtr and one of the heyres of Sr Rychard Sergeaulx knyght Which Rychard was sonne & heyre to Sir Awbry de veer sonne & heyr to John Veer Erll of Oxford and of Mawde his wyfe Daughtr & one of the heyres of Sir Barthelmew Badelysmere Which John was sonne & heyre to Sir Alphons De Veer knyght sonne & heyre to Robert veer Erll of Oxford & of Alys his wyfe Daughtr and heyr of Gylbert Baron of Sandford Which Robert was sonne & heyr to hugh Veer erll of Oxford sonne & heyr to Robert Veer erll of Oxford & of Isabell his wyfe Daughtr and heyr of Sir hugh Vyscounte Bulbeke, Which Robert was sonne and heyr to Awbrye de Veer erll of Oxford sonne and heyr to Awbrye de Veer erll of Oxford wch maryed Mawde the suster of Wyllm Conqueror. The Visitation of Norfolk 1563, 1589 & 1613, p. 317 confuses Elizabeth her with her younger sister Ursula (c.1502-1558) and erroneously states that she was the widow of Sir Edward Knightley; Knightley was Ursula’s 2nd husband. A third sister, Dorothy, married John Neville, 3rd Lord Latimer of Snape Castle in Yorkshire (d. 1543); after Dorothy’s death in 1527 Latimer remarried twice – his last wife, Catherine Parr, remarried King Henry VIII in 1543.
68 For him, see J. Ross, John de Vere, Thirteenth Earl of Oxford (1442-1513): ‘the Foremost Man of the Kingdom’, Boydell Press 2011.
69 TNA C142/119/175 & E150/653/1& WARD 7/102/158
70 Charles Purton Cooper, Appendices to a report on Thomas Rymer's Fœdera, 1834, 220.
71 Patent Rolls. His original petition, n.d. (?Feb. 1542) was sold for £15,000 by International Autograph Auctions Ltd., Lot 608, 2 Apr. 2011 – http://www.autographauctions.co.uk/bidcat/detail.asp?SaleRef=0020&LotRef=608.
Now, 2013, being offered for sale for £90,000 by Paul Fraser Collectibles! See http://store.paulfrasercollectibles.com/King-Henry-VIII-Autographed-Petition-p/pt665.htm
72 SROI FC25/C5/2
73 www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/sone-(soone)-francis-1523-61 and www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/sone-%28soone%29-francis-1518-61 74 Copy: SROI: HD 1538/406/22
75 British Library Add. MS 33247: Robert Hawes, MS History of Framlingham and Loes Hundred, c. 1712–1724 (SROI microfilm JC1/1/10), ff. 495-6.
76 J. Lodge, The Peerage of Ireland, vol. V, Dublin 1789, 263.
78 Suffolk in 1568, p. 179: Sir Robert Wingefilde £80 in londes [taxed] £5 6s 8d.
79 Visitation of Norfolk 1563, 1589 & 1613, p. 317
80 In the old will register as ‘of Dallinghoo’ – P.C.C. 43 Drake
81 TNA C142/246/116
83 W.A. Shaw, The Knights of England, vol. II, London 1906, 94.
84 TNA C142/293/57 & WARD 7/30/50
85 Inherited by the de Veres from the Scales family.
86 F. Blomefield, An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, vol. 9, 1808, p. 192. This manor was inherited from the de Vere family.
88 British Library Add. MS 33247: Robert Hawes, MS History of Framlingham and Loes Hundred, c. 1712–1724 (SROI microfilm JC1/1/10), ff. 576-7
89 British Library Add. MS 33247: Robert Hawes, MS History of Framlingham and Loes Hundred, c. 1712–1724 (SROI microfilm JC1/1/10), ff. 495-6.
90 TNA C142/318/156-2 & WARD 7/43/64
91 www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/gerard-sir-gilbert-1593 and biography in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. His wife and two of his daughters were Roman Catholics. 92 www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1604-1629/member/standish-thomas-1594-1642
93 A courtier, he was given the joint supervision of the imprisonment of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1586 and he was made Lieutenant of the Tower of London in 1595-6 – see his biography in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
94 See: V. Salmon, ‘The other Elizabeth Drury: A tragic marriage in the family of John Donne’s patron’, Proc. Suffolk Inst. Archaeol. XXIX pt. 2, 1962, 199-207
97 British Library Add. MS 33247: Robert Hawes, MS History of Framlingham and Loes Hundred, c. 1712–1724 (SROI microfilm JC1/1/10), ff. 495-6.
98 British Library Add. MS 33247: Robert Hawes, MS History of Framlingham and Loes Hundred, c. 1712–1724 (SROI microfilm JC1/1/10), ff. 576-7; see also ff. 551-2: By his wife’s ‘Persuasions he pulled down most of this House [Godyns] & erected a new one near Easton Church, called the White House, where he himself & his Posterity afterwards resided’
99 TNA C142/576/155 & C142/588/69 & WARD 7/92/124 & WARD 7/91/314
100 J. Lodge, The Peerage of Ireland, vol. V, Dublin 1789, 263.
101 See his biography in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He was described as ‘wise for himselfe, nimble in inferiour business and delighted more in petty and cunning contrivance than open gallantry ... he vexed his neighbours more than weakned his enemy, and advanced the catholike cause no other way than by the plague and ruine of the countrey.’ The people of the Forest of Dean were said to have been brought over to the side of Parliament ‘by the hatred of Sir John Winter, whose name and faction the people did abhorre.’
102 British Library Add. MS 33247: Robert Hawes, MS History of Framlingham and Loes Hundred, c. 1712–1724 (SROI microfilm JC1/1/10), f. 578.
103 British Library Add. MS 33247: Robert Hawes, MS History of Framlingham and Loes Hundred, c. 1712–1724 (SROI microfilm JC1/1/10), f. 578.
104 J. Lodge, The Peerage of Ireland, vol. V, Dublin 1789, 263.
105 Son of the infamous Mervin Touchet, 2nd Earl of Castlehaven, who was executed as a rapist and sodomite in 1631 – see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and C. Herrup, A house in gross disorder: sex, law and the 2nd earl of Castlehaven (1999).
106 British Library Add. MS 33247: Robert Hawes, MS History of Framlingham and Loes Hundred, c. 1712–1724 (SROI microfilm JC1/1/10), f. 578. 107http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=93MBAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA370&lpg=PA370&dq=wingfield+dillo n&source=bl&ots=xArc0rkywc&sig=kMB_XQqrAJbtqFxGN966G0vPl9Q&hl=en&sa=X&ei=nrY0U9vE GcyIhQeXx4DIDA&ved=0CD4Q6AEwBDgK#v=onepage&q=wingfield%20dillon&f=false
108 Suffolk in 1568, p. 229: Richard Wingfild esquire £10 in landes [taxed] 13s 4d
110 TNA C142/324/173: Peregine Wingfield (lunatic), Surrey.
111 Suffolk in 1568, p. 146: Henry Wingefild gen. £5 in bonis [taxed] 4s 2d.
112 Rye, W. (ed), The Visitation of Norfolk 1563, 1589 and 1613, Harleian Soc. vol. XXXII, 1891, pp. 311- 12.
113 J. Lodge, The Peerage of Ireland, vol. V, Dublin 1789, 264.
114 W.A. Shaw, The Knights of England, vol. I, London 1906, 21.
115 J. Lodge, The Peerage of Ireland, vol. V, Dublin 1789, 267.
116 Suffolk in 1524, p. 307.
117 TNA C142/72/74 & E150/645/29 & WARD 7/2/71
118 Suffolk in 1568, p. 200: Humfrie Wingefilde gent. £5 in londes [taxed] 6s 8d.
119 Visitation of Rutland, p. 32.
120 Visitation of Norfolk 1563, 1589 & 1613, p. 314.
121 Patent Rolls Edward II, vol. 1: 275. 18 Aug. 1310 [4 Edw. II]. Inspeximus and confirmation of the charter of John de Uffeton, 4 Edward I [sic], granting to Richard de Wyngefeld and his heirs, for the life of the grantor, the custody of the parks and woods of Framelingham, Kelleshale and Saham, co. Suffolk, to hold as fully as the grantor held the same of the grant of Roger Bygod, sometime earl of Norfolk, taking from the lords of the parks and woods for the above custody 4s a week, and 20s yearly for a robe, with hay and oats for one horse, viz. every night half a bushel, and also all trees blown down by the wind, and escheats of timber given and felled for the use of the lords of the parks and woods, as more fully appears in the charter of Roger le Bygod. Close Rolls, Edward II, vol. 1. Oct. 1310. Order to permit Richard de Wyngefeld to have the custody of all the parks and woods pertaining to the said manors during the life of John de Ufton, chamberlain
122 Patent Rolls, Edward 2, vol. 2: 44. 26 Nov. 1313. Licence for William de Bovillo to grant the reversion of his manor of Dynyeton, and the advowson of the church of that town, co. Suffolk, held in chief as of the honor of Eye, and which William de Reppes holds for the term of his life of the demise of the said William de Boville, to Richard de Wyngefeld and the heirs male of his body, with remainder failing such issue to Roger de Wyngefeld and his heirs.
123 Close Rolls, Edward II, vol. 2, Aug. 1314. Order to sequestrate all the ecclesiastical goods in his diocese of Roger de Wyngefeld, clerk, by the view of Richard de Wyngefeld his brother
124 Close Rolls, Edward II, vol. 4, May 1324. To Richard de Wyngefeld, fermor of the manor of Badyngham. Order to pay to William le Noreys, out of the ferm of the manor, the arrears of 12d.
126 J. Weever, Ancient Funerall Monuments, 1631 ed. 782, 1767 ed. 494.
127 Weever, ditto.
128 Feudal Aid 1302-3: Willelmus de Wyngefeld, Alx’ Veel et tenentes eorum tenent in Fresingfeld dimidium feodi de Willelmus de Monte Caniso de Edwardestone, et idem Willelmus de honore de Eye. Iohannes Launce, Iohannes Scheltone, Nicholaus Launce, Walterus Charp, Willelmus Edrik, Robertus le Tanour, Alx’ Veel, Willelmus de Wyngefeld, Thomas Charles, Beatrix Bolt, Thomas Charp et adam Gobbe et alii tenentes eorum tenent unum feodum in Silham, Ersham, Weybrede et Fresyngfeld de Roberti filio Rogeri, et ille de Eye.
129 D. Carr, 'Sir Lewis John—a medieval London Welshman', Bull. Bd. Celtic Studies, xxii. 260–70; History of Parliament 1439–1509, Biographies. 503.
130 TNA C142/57/26 & E150/631/2: Richard Fitz Lewis, kt, Suffolk. 131 VCH, A History of the County of Essex, Vol. 7, 1978, 103-109