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Carrington and Smyth/e - Smith - Sir Michael Carrington
Standard Bearer to King Richard 1st, the Lion Heart.

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The line of John Smith of Hacthorpe, Lincolnshire.

John Smith, of Hacthorp, in Lincolnshire, married Joan Willarby, daughter and heiress of Robert Willarby, by Isabel Oteby, his wife, daughter and co-heir of John Oteby, son of Sir Randolph Oteby and was direct ancestor (intervening descent;) of Robert Smyth, who married, early in the sixteenth century, Eleanor Lilborne, daughter and co-heir of William Lilborne, and had, with a younger son, Henry (Lilborne) Smith and a daughter, a successor, Christopher (Lilborne) Smyth, Lord of the Manor of Annables, in the county of Hertford, temp. Queen Elizabeth. He married Margaret Hide, daughter of John Hide of Aldbury, and had two sons, Thomas and Nicholas and four daughters.

Christopher (Lilborne) Smyth was s. by his eldest son, Thomas (Hide) Smyth of Annables, who m. Joan Collett, and was father of Sir George (Collett) Smyth of Annables, who wedded Judith Lytton, daughter of Sir Rowland Lytton of Knebworth, Sheriff of Hertfordshire, 36th Elizabeth, and by her (who married, secondly, Sir Thomas Barrington, bart. of Barrington Hall, in Essex, and d. in 1657, aged 65) he had one son, George Roland (Lytton) Smyth, and one daughter, who both died unmarried. The manor of Annables reverted, at his decease, to his uncle, Nicholas (Hide) Smyth who married Katherine Gardiner, daughter of William Gardiner, of Southwark, London, and had, with several other children, who died s. p., a daughter and a son, Edmund (Gardiner) Smyth of Annables, one of the Clerks of his Majesty's Council, in Ireland.

Estates -The Annables estate and manor, on which stood Kingsbourn Hall, the residence of the family for about two centuries, commencing in 1556, acquired temp. Philip and Mary. The manors and estates in North and South Elkington, Lincolnshire, traced in the possession of the family from the reign of Edward I. In the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth centuries the Smyths resided at Acthorpe, a hamlet in South Elkington. Also estates in Northamptonshire.

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The line of Thomas Smith of Reyworth

Thomas Smith of Reyworth married Fortune Collin, daughter of Laurence Collin, Banker, at Nottingham, and had issue: Thomas (Collin) Smith, who served the office of high sheriff for the county of Leicester. He married Mary Manle. His son, Abel (Manle) Smith, of Nottingham, Banker, married Jane Beaumont, daughter of George Beaumont of Chapelthorpe in Yorkshire, and had issue, George (Beaumont) Smith, created a baronet in 1757, whose son, Sir George Smith, the second baronet, assumed the surname of "Bromley". John Smith, of London, merchant. and Abel Smith, whose son, Robert Smith, was elevated to the peerage, 16 Jul 1796, as Lord Carrington.

Samuel (Collin) Smith (the second son of Thomas Smith of Reyworth and Fortune Collin) had the following children: John (Collin) Smith who died unmarried; Thomas (Collin) Smith who married Dorothy Lister, daughter of John Lister of Sysonby - and an only daughter who married Sir Philip Hales. The third son, Samuel (Collin) Smith married Elizabeth Watson, daughter of Thomas Watson, and had these children: Samuel (Watson) Smith, M.P. for Worcester, who married a Miss Lockyer, daughter and heiress of George Lockyer, of Mappleton, Somerset. Another son, Thomas (Watson) Smith, married the Hon. Mary Hutchinson, who was the daughter of the Right Hon. John Hely Hutchinson, and the aunt of the later Earl of Donoughmore by whom (who d. in 1821 ) he had issue, an eldest son, Hely Hutchinson Smith, who died s.p. in holy orders and, amongst other daughters and sons, James (Hutchinson) Smith, who later possessed Ashlyns.

Arms: Or, a chevron cottised between three demi-griffins, the two in chief respectant sa. Crest: An elephant's head, erased or, eared gu. Motto: Preignes haleine tire fort. Estate Ashlyns Hall, near Great Berkhampstead, Herts, purchased in 1801.

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The line of James Smith of Ashlyns Hall, Hertfordshire

James Smith of Ashlyns Hall , in the county of Herts, married firstly Frances Arbuthnot, sister of the Right Honorable Charles Arbuthnot, by whom he had an only son, James (Arbuthnot) Smith, b. in 1800, d. in 1811 He married secondly, in 1803, Mary Isabella Pechell, daughter of Augustus Pechell, Receiver General of his Majesty's customs, and niece of Sir Thomas Pechell, by whom (who d. in 1823 ) he had the following children: Augustus (Pechell) Smith, b. 15 Sep 1804, Frederick George (Pechell) Smith, b. 20 Mar 1806, d. in Jun 1826, Robert Algernon (Pechell) Smith, b. 02 Oct 1814. Frances Mary Isabella (Pechell) Smith and Paulina Wilhelmina (Pechell) Smith. Mr. Smith served the office of high sheriff of the county of Herts , in 1831.

Burke says, "This family, with the collateral branches of Sir George Bromley and Lord Carrington, derive immediately from Thomas Smith, of Reyworth, in the county of Nottingham, and of Gadesby, in Leicestershire, who was a descendant of the Smiths of Ashby Folville and Gadesby, and from whom he inherited this latter property in 1699. The Smiths of Ashby deduced their origin from Sir Michael Carrington, Standard Bearer to King Richard I in the Holy Land, one of whose descendants changed his name to Smyth (see page header above) during the conflicts between the houses of York and Lancaster, for purposes of concealment, which surname remained afterwards that of the family."

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The line of William Smyth of London and Binderton - whose family arms must have included the "unicorn erased" motif and, therefore, have been connected with the Smyth families "of that ilk" of Durham, Yorkshire and Ireland.

William Smyth of London, who erected the first mansion house at Binderton was the progenitor of Thomas Smyth of Binderton, who, about the year 1680, began to rebuild the old house and removed the chapel of Binderton which was adjoining it, and erected a new one at a more convenient distance. But this having been done without the consent of the ordinary, Bishop John Lake refused to consecrate it and it fell into decay. (NB The first Duke of Chandos married a daughter of the Lake family.)

Thomas Smyth died in 1687, aged sixty, and was s. by his son, The Rev. George Smyth, of Binderton who died in 1711, aged eighty-three. He married firstly, Elizabeth Peckham, daughter of Robert Peckham of Little Green and had one son and two daughters: Thomas (Peckham) Smyth, who d. in 1720, aged thirty-one; Elizabeth (Peckham) Smyth who married Dr. William Woodford of Epsom and who had a daughter, Elizabeth Woodford, who married Thomas Wright of London and had a daughter and heir, Elizabeth Wright, the wife of Sir John Guise, bart. of Highnam, Gloucestershire; Hannah (Peckham) Smyth who died unmarried in 1731.

The Rev. George Smyth married secondly, Barbara Woodward and they had two daughters. The first was Mary (Woodward) Smyth who married William Hamilton of London but who died s.p. in 1757. The second was Barbara (Woodward) Smyth who married the Rev. Walter Bartelott, (? Barttelot ? Barttelott ?) of Stopham, whose son assumed the surname and arms of Smyth. The Rev. Walter Bartelott died in 1743, aged seventy-eight, and was s. by his grandson.

Walter Bartelott of Stopham married Elizabeth Hooker, daughter of Thomas Hooker of Great Chart, in Kent and dying in 1764 left - with two younger sons - George who died in 1778 and Hooker, a Major in the South Hants. Militia, whose only child, Julia, married 19 Mar 1811, Colonel Hawker, of Longparish House, Hampshire. The successor - Walter Bartelott-Smyth of Stopham.

Arms: Quarterly, first and fourth arg. an unicorn's head erased gu. on a chief wavy az. three lozenges or: second and third sa. three sinister gannts or, gloves arg. Quartering: Stopham, Lewknor, D'Oyley, Tregoz, Camoys, Walton, &c. Crest A swan arg. couched, wings expanded.

Estates: In Sussex. Seat: Stopham, originally erected in the reign of Elizabeth I, it was nearly rebuilt in a modern style in 1787. "In the small church of Stopham,"says Dellaway, "the windows have been ornamented with stained glass, exhibiting imaginary portraits of individuals of the Stopham and Bartelott families, with escucheons of many quarterings. These are said to have been removed from the great window of the old hall, and were the work of one Roelandt, a Flemish glass-stainer, whose name appears on them. The pavement is almost entirely composed of large slabs of Sussex marble, inlaid with brass figures and memorials of the Bartelotts, from the date of their original establishment at Stopham, and which forms one of the most complete series of monumental brasses in the county of Sussex. A very singular addition has been subsequently made of other figures, in small, of the issue of the several marriages, all of them in the dress peculiar to the age of Charles I."

Visitation of Warwick and Leicester, confirmed by the Deputies of Camden, Clarenceux, to Francis Smyth, of Wooton, grandson of Sir John Smyth, and 5th in descent from John Carrington or Smith, died in 1446, who was 5th in descent from - Sir Michael Carrington - Standard Bearer to Richard I - died in the Holy Land.

Sir Michael Carrington, Standard Bearer to Richard I, in the Holy Land, had a grandson, Sir William Carrington, living during the reign of Edward I. This latter was the father of Sir Edmund Carrington who flourished in the reign of Edward II.

His son, Sir William Carrington, married in the time of Edward III, Lady Catherine, sister of William Montague, Earl of Salisbury, and had a son, Sir Thomas Carrington, who was a steward to Edward III.

According to Burke - "Sir Thomas Carrington married Margaret, daughter of Sir Robert Roos, and was father of John Carrington, who in the beginning of the reign of Richard II was forced to expatriate himself, and after residing sometime abroad, to assume for security the very general surname of Smyth. "

He died in 1446, leaving, among other children, Hugh Smith, his heir, ancestor of the Smiths, Lords Carrington, which branch of the family became extinct in 1706. (See Burke's Extinct and Dormant Peerage) and Thomas Smyth of Rivenhall, whose great-great-great-grandson, Edward Smyth, of Iver, Bucks, married Frances Pennyman, daughter of William Pennyman of Normanby, in the county of York, and had seven sons and four daughters.

The fourth son, (all the others d. unm.) John Smyth, of Iver, Bucks, married Martha Bethel, daughter of Walter Bethel of Bristol and had three sons and two daughters: of the former, the eldest, The Rev. John Smith, rector of Ashwicken, in Norfolk, and of Henderclay, in Suffolk, married Mary Woodcock, daughter of (unknown) Woodcock, of Warwickshire, and died 17 Oct 1808, having had with two daughters, Mary and Anne, who died unm. an only son, Col. Carrington Smith.

John Carrington Smith of St. Margaret's in the county of Gloucester, was a magistrate and Deputy Lieutenant for Gloucestershire and was a Lieutenant Colonel in the army. He was born 08 May 1766. He married 07 Aug 1799, the Hon. Charlotte Juliana Butler, daughter of the then Viscount Mountgarret, and sister of the Earl of Kilkenny. The sons of this marriage were Edmund Carrington Smith, Capt. in the army; John Somerset Smith, Capt. in the army, who died unmarried and Pierce Butler Smith, who also died unmarried. The daughters were Harriet Mary Smith, Charlotte Juliana Smith, and Anne Smith, all of whom were unmarried.

Lt. Col. John Carrington Smith - Arms: Quarterly; 1st and 4th arg. a cross gu. between four peacocks ppr; 2nd and 3rd arg. on a bend sa. six swords in saltier of the 1st. Crests-1st. A peacock's head erased, issuing out of a ducal coronet, 2nd an arm embowed in armour holding a sword. Motto: Spero Meliora. Estates - In London , Bucks., and Essex. Seat: St. Margaret's, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Thomas Smith of Reyworth married Fortune Collin, daughter of Laurence Collin, Banker, at Nottingham, and had issue: Thomas (Collin) Smith, who served the office of high sheriff for the county of Leicester. He married Mary Manle. His son, Abel (Manle) Smith, of Nottingham, Banker, married Jane Beaumont, daughter of George Beaumont of Chapelthorpe in Yorkshire, and had issue, George (Beaumont) Smith, created a baronet in 1757, whose son, Sir George Smith, the second baronet, assumed the surname of "Bromley". John Smith, of London, merchant. and Abel Smith, whose son, Robert Smith, was elevated to the peerage, 16 Jul 1796, as Lord Carrington.

Samuel (Collin) Smith (the second son of Thomas Smith of Reyworth and Fortune Collin) had the following children: John (Collin) Smith who died unmarried; Thomas (Collin) Smith who married Dorothy Lister, daughter of John Lister of Sysonby - and an only daughter who married Sir Philip Hales. The third son, Samuel (Collin) Smith married Elizabeth Watson, daughter of Thomas Watson, and had these children: Samuel (Watson) Smith, M.P. for Worcester, who married a Miss Lockyer, daughter and heiress of George Lockyer, of Mappleton, Somerset. Another son, Thomas (Watson) Smith, married the Hon. Mary Hutchinson, who was the daughter of the Right Hon. John Hely Hutchinson, and the aunt of the later Earl of Donoughmore by whom (who d. in 1821 ) he had issue, an eldest son, Hely Hutchinson Smith, who died s.p. in holy orders and, amongst other daughters and sons, James (Hutchinson) Smith, who later possessed Ashlyns.

James Smith of Ashlyns Hall , in the county of Herts, married firstly Frances Arbuthnot, sister of the Right Honorable Charles Arbuthnot, by whom he had an only son, James (Arbuthnot) Smith, b. in 1800, d. in 1811 He married secondly, in 1803, Mary Isabella Pechell, daughter of Augustus Pechell, Receiver General of his Majesty's customs, and niece of Sir Thomas Pechell, by whom (who d. in 1823 ) he had the following children: Augustus (Pechell) Smith, b. 15 Sep 1804, Frederick George (Pechell) Smith, b. 20 Mar 1806, d. in Jun 1826, Robert Algernon (Pechell) Smith, b. 02 Oct 1814. Frances Mary Isabella (Pechell) Smith and Paulina Wilhelmina (Pechell) Smith. Mr. Smith served the office of high sheriff of the county of Herts , in 1831.

Burke says, "This family, with the collateral branches of Sir George Bromley and Lord Carrington, derive immediately from Thomas Smith, of Reyworth, in the county of Nottingham, and of Gadesby, in Leicestershire, who was a descendant of the Smiths of Ashby Folville and Gadesby, and from whom he inherited this latter property in 1699. The Smiths of Ashby deduced their origin from Sir Michael Carrington, Standard Bearer to King Richard I in the Holy Land, one of whose descendants changed his name to Smyth (see page header above) during the conflicts between the houses of York and Lancaster, for purposes of concealment, which surname remained afterwards that of the family."

(some repetitions due for edit.)

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From Judge Robert Staples Smyth - September 2003  to whom gratitude is expressed for these observations.

Robert writes:

1. When John Carington originally took the name Smith as an alias it was a very common name in Essex where he settled, as doubtless it was elsewhere. Thereafter the family spelt the name indiscriminately Smith, Smithe, Smyth, and - rarely, Smythe.

2. Ormerod, in his History of Cheshire, wrote in 1816 - "There is in the possession of William Hamper a charter dated 47 Edward 111 with two seals remaining, they are in red wax. One has the arms of Caryngton (sic): on a bend three lozenges, and for a crest out of a ducal coronet an unicorn's head."

3. A notice of arms Harl. MS. 1988 fol 189 says "Carington of Carington beareth sable, a bend Argent: on ye bend three lozenges of the feild, on his helme an Vnicorne's head sable, in a crownet Argent"

4. In Harl. MS. (2151, f. 449 b) at the British Museum, there is a drawing showing a monument dated 1510 to the memory of Andrew Carington and his wife and issue at Bowdon parish church. The arms and crest are almost identical to ours (Hutchinson Smyth /Staples Smyth/Barbavilla Smyth/e etc. family lineages). (see above right)

5. Thomas Smith ob.1564 will dated 10 May 1563  (one of the Carington group) of Cressing Temple in Essex, is described in a Visitation of Yorkshire dated 1584 after his death, as a lawyer. In 1559 he settled an annuity on his half-brother William Smith. He took as his second wife Mary only daughter of Sir Thomas Nevill of Holt in Leicestershire. In Chipping Hill Church there is a memorial to her:- "Here lyeth Mary daughter and sole heir of Sir Thomas Nevill of Holt in the County of Leycest.,kt., and Dame Clare his wife and co-heire of Raff Nevell of Thort. Bridge in the Co. of York, Esquire dissended by both father and mother from that antient and Honourable Name of Nevell and Rabie from whom the Erles of Westmo are also dissended." There is some more about her second marriage to Sir Francis Hervey, which is irrelevant.

Site Note - The manor of Holt (Leicestershire) came to the Nevills in the 15th Century and was named Nevill Holt. Thomas Nevill died in 1570 with no legitimate son (ilgt. Humphrey ? who died 1590) and thence to Thomas Smyth of Cressing Temple Essex, who had married Mary Neville the only legitimate daughter of Thomas. Thomas Smyth took the name of Neville.

Neville of Holt: Ref.: trans. Leic. Arch. Soc. vol 13 p200: Notes: Sir John Dackombe's daughter Alice married Henry Smith alias Nevill of Cressing Temple in 1614, presumably one of Thomas and Mary's sons. One of Alice's sons William took John Dackombe's place at Middle Temple; another Thomas bart., was buried in Westminster Abbey.

State Papers (incomplete) Ref: : Calendar of State Papers Domestic - 2nd March 1614 - Agreement between Wm Smith and John Dackombe in reference to a projected marriage between Henry Smith son of Sir Henry Neville alias Smith and Alice daughter of John Dackombe (v38)

Middle Temple minutes 1620-47: 11th May 1632: Mr William Nevile alias Smith when he becomes a member may be admitted into Mr John Dackombe's chamber upon his surrender. 19th June 1632 Mr William, son and heir apparent of Henry Nevile alias Smith of Cressing Temple, Essex esq admitted; bound with Bartholomew Hall and Ralf Freke esqs fine 4l; also to the chamber of John Dackombe and Ralf Freke esqs on surrender by the former, fine 3l. 12th June 1635 The chamber of Messrs Freke and Nevile in Bricke Court shall be made an office for the Court of Requests....(other sone of Henry Nevile alias Smith of Cressing Temple admitted at other dates) source

6. I can find no reference to a Smithdyke, Smythdike or anything like that. The only reference to Rosedale that I can find is that in 1594 William Carryton Armigero, and Ann his wife were deforciants in a fine levied against them by Richard Sleter clerk concerning lands in Spaunton, and also in a fine respecting 8 messuages and lands in Co. Yorks (Archeol. Soc. vol iv. p 204). On the Patent Rolls Eliz.40 part 13 there is a grant dated 10th October 1597 to William Carington of a messuage &c in Rossdale (sic) in co. York. David Smyth's History of Smyth

Staindrop is just down the road from Stainforth and Stainton, near Darlington. As is known already, when the family moved to Rosedale, they were tenants (states Burke) of Ralph Neville, first Earl of Westmoreland. I wonder if this could have come about through some family connection? - qv above site note and via link adjacent - David (Hutchinson line) Smyth's history of this family.

Matters could be clouded by the fact that one Robert Smith (no connection) in 1796-8 managed to get himself raised to the Irish and then the English peerage as Lord Carrington, although in Who's Who the present Lord Carrington gives his family name as Carington, despite including the extra 'r' in the title.The author of a 700 page treaty that I have recently read, suggests that he adopted the name from some belief in some connection between the ancient family of Carington and his own. Hence I suppose, the quip that "every Smith is a Carington".

Site Note - The matter of a single or a double letter r in the Car/rington name appears to be significant; however, free-form spelling has always existed in the early history of many families treated on this site. Often the name was spelt Caryngton - which would preclude the rr form. With the letter y supplanted by the letter i - and the single r remaining - the sound produced by the letter a would be akin to the sound of the word "bar". Thus, in a more modern context, the addition of the second r would give the pronunciation a short a sound - as in cat, for example - more in keeping with the sounding suggested by the early spelling of "Caryngton".

The following information has been kindly supplied by Don Timmerberg, to whom gratitude is extended. As a result, the connection with Yorkshire and Sir John Dackombe's daughter, Alice, who married Henry Smith alias Nevill, is established.

Descendants of Michael Carrington, Sir
 
Generation No. 1
1. MICHAEL1 CARRINGTON, SIR
Child of MICHAEL CARRINGTON, SIR is:
  • 2. i. WILLIAM2 CARRINGTON, SIR.
  • Generation No. 2
    2. WILLIAM2 CARRINGTON, SIR (MICHAEL1)
    Child of WILLIAM CARRINGTON, SIR is:
  • 3. i. WILLIAM3 CARRINGTON, SIR.
  • Generation No. 3
    3. WILLIAM3 CARRINGTON, SIR (WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) He married ANNE FARNELL/FARWELL, daughter of EDMUND FARNELL/FARWELL and MISS COVENTREE.
    Children of WILLIAM CARRINGTON and ANNE FARNELL/FARWELL are:
  • 4. i. EDMUND4 CARRINGTON.
    ii. WILLIAM CARRINGTON.
    iii. THOMAS CARRINGTON.
  • Generation No. 4
    4. EDMUND4 CARRINGTON (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) He married CATHERINE HERRELL, daughter of THOMAS HERRELL.
    Children of EDMUND CARRINGTON and CATHERINE HERRELL are:
  • 5. i. WILLIAM5 CARRINGTON, SIR.
    ii. MICHAEL CARRINGTON.
    iii. HUGH CARRINGTON.
    iv. DAU. CARRINGTON.
  • Generation No. 5
    5. WILLIAM5 CARRINGTON, SIR (EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) He married CATHERINE MONTAGUE.
    Children of WILLIAM CARRINGTON and CATHERINE MONTAGUE are:
  • 6. i. THOMAS6 CARRINGTON, SIR, d. 1380.
    ii. MICHAEL CARRINGTON.
    iii. ELEANORE OR ELIZABETH CARRINGTON, m. JOHN CURSON.
    iv. CATHERINE CARRINGTON, m. SIR THOMAS WAKE.
    v. ISABELL CARRINGTON, m. NICHOLAS FARMINGTON.
    vi. ANNE CARRINGTON.
  • Generation No. 6
    6. THOMAS6 CARRINGTON, SIR (WILLIAM5, EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) died 1380. He married MARGARET ROOS, daughter of SIR ROBERT ROOS.
    Children of THOMAS CARRINGTON and MARGARET ROOS are:
  • 7. i. EDMOND7 CARRINGTON.
    ii. ANNE CARRINGTON, m. WILLIAM LEMTON, ESQ..
    8. iii. JOHN CARRINGTON SMITH, b. Abt. 1356; d. 25 June 1446, Essex, England.
  • Generation No. 7
    7. EDMOND7 CARRINGTON (THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) He married JANE FERRERS, daughter of SIR JOHN FERRERS.
    Children of EDMOND CARRINGTON and JANE FERRERS are:
  • i. CATHERINE8 CARRINGTON, m. JOHN TRANCHAM.
    ii. ISABELL CARRINGTON, m. THOMAS NEVILL, ESQ.
  • 8. JOHN CARRINGTON7 SMITH (THOMAS6 CARRINGTON, SIR, WILLIAM5, EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) was born Abt. 1356, and died 25 June 1446 in Essex, England. He married (1) ANNE GERON/GORDON Abt. 1380. He married (2) MILLICENT OR ELIZABETH LAINGHAM Aft. 1380, daughter of ROBERT LAINHAM and ALICE HENDE.
    Children of JOHN SMITH and MILLICENT LAINGHAM are:
  • 9. i. THOMAS8 SMITH.
    10. ii. HUGH SMITH, d. Wytham, Essex, England.
    iii. JOHN SMITH.
    iv. CHRISTOPHER SMITH.
    v. THOMAS SMITH.
    vi. MARGARET SMITH, m. THOMAS WHITEBREAD.
    vii. JANE SMITH, m. ??? EDMONDS.
    viii. ??? SMITH, m. MOYNE.
  • Generation No. 8
    9. THOMAS8 SMITH (JOHN CARRINGTON7, THOMAS6 CARRINGTON, SIR, WILLIAM5, EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) He married (1) ISABELLA TOFT, daughter of WILLIAM TOFT. She was born in Little Badow, Essex, England. He married (2) ??? HAMMOND.
    Children of THOMAS SMITH and ISABELLA TOFT are:
  • 11. i. CLEMENT9 SMITH, SIR, b. Abt. 1508, Little Baddow, Essex, England; d. 26 August 1552, Rivenhall, Essex, England.
    12. ii. JOHN SMITH, b. Blackmore, Essex, England; d. 04 August 1544, Smyth Hall, Essex, England.
    iii. LEONARD SMITH.
    iv. ISABELL SMITH.
  • Children of THOMAS SMITH and ??? HAMMOND are:
  • 13. v. THOMAS9 SMITH.
    vi. MELICENT SMITH, m. WILLIAM BRAMPTON.
    vii. ISABELLA SMITH, m. (1) ??? HAWKS; m. (2) WILLIAM TUSSER.
    viii. JOHN SMITH.
  • 10. HUGH8 SMITH (JOHN CARRINGTON7, THOMAS6 CARRINGTON, SIR, WILLIAM5, EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) died in Wytham, Essex, England. He married ELIZABETH.
    Child of HUGH SMITH and ELIZABETH is:
  • 14. i. JOHN9 SMITH, SIR.
  • Generation No. 9
    11. CLEMENT9 SMITH, SIR (THOMAS8, JOHN CARRINGTON7, THOMAS6 CARRINGTON, SIR, WILLIAM5, EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) was born Abt. 1508 in Little Baddow, Essex, England, and died 26 August 1552 in Rivenhall, Essex, England. He married DOROTHY SEYMOUR Abt. 1534 in Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England.
    Children of CLEMENT SMITH and DOROTHY SEYMOUR are:
  • i. JOHN10 SMITH, b. Abt. 1535; d. August 1607, Little Baddow, Essex, England.
    ii. DOROTHY SMITH, b. Abt. 1537.
  • 12. JOHN9 SMITH (THOMAS8, JOHN CARRINGTON7, THOMAS6 CARRINGTON, SIR, WILLIAM5, EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) was born in Blackmore, Essex, England, and died 04 August 1544 in Smyth Hall, Essex, England. He married DOROTHY TRYMMELL, daughter of THOMAS TRYMNELL. She was born in Worcestshire, England.
    Child of JOHN SMITH and DOROTHY TRYMMELL is:
  • 15. i. THOMAS10 SMITH, b. 1524, Rivenhall, Essex, England; d. 10 May 1594, Blackmore, Essex, England.
  • 13. THOMAS9 SMITH (THOMAS8, JOHN CARRINGTON7, THOMAS6 CARRINGTON, SIR, WILLIAM5, EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) He married EDITH HATCHE, daughter of ROBERT HATCHE.
    Child of THOMAS SMITH and EDITH HATCHE is:
  • 16. i. NICOLAS10 SMITH.
  • 14. JOHN9 SMITH, SIR (HUGH8, JOHN CARRINGTON7, THOMAS6 CARRINGTON, SIR, WILLIAM5, EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) He married (1) ALICE WOODE, daughter of EDWARD WOOD. He married (2) AGNES HAREWELL, daughter of JOHN HAREWELL.
    Children of JOHN SMITH and ALICE WOODE are:
  • 17. i. EDWARD10 SMITH.
    18. ii. THOMAS SMITH, d. 10 March 1561/62.
    iii. HUGH SMITH.
    iv. JOHN SMITH.
    v. WILLIAM SMITH.
    vi. EDWARD SMITH, ESQ., m. ELIZABETH FITZHERBERT, Abt. 1550.
     

    Site Note: See also this (source) provided by Wayne Roberts - with thanks.

  • Children of JOHN SMITH and AGNES HAREWELL are:
  • vii. FRANCIS10 SMITH, m. MARGARET MORTON.
    viii. WILLIAM SMITH.
    ix. MARTHA SMITH.
    x. URSULA SMITH.
    xi. BRIDGET SMITH.
    xii. ELIZABETH SMITH.
    xiii. ANN SMITH.
    xiv. DOROTHY SMITH.
  • Generation No. 10
    15. THOMAS10 SMITH (JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN CARRINGTON7, THOMAS6 CARRINGTON, SIR, WILLIAM5, EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) was born 1524 in Rivenhall, Essex, England, and died 10 May 1594 in Blackmore, Essex, England. He married (1) MARGARET TURNER, daughter of JOHN TURNER and CHRISTIAN FISHER. She was born 1530 in Colne-Wake, Essex, England, and died in Blackmore, Essex, England. He married (2) BLANCHE COLSHILL, daughter of NICHOLAS COLSHILL.
    Children of THOMAS SMITH and MARGARET TURNER are:
  • i. JOHN11 SMITH, d. 31 May 1621.
    19. ii. CHARLES SMITH.
    20. iii. ARTHUR SMITH, b. Blackmore, Essex, England; d. Abt. 07 March 1622/23, Blackmore, Essex, England.
    iv. STEPHEN SMITH, b. Blackmore, Essex, England; d. 1623.
    v. MARGARET SMITH.
    vi. ATHALANTIA OR ATHANEIA SMITH ABAGAIL.
    vii. JANE SMITH.
    viii. ELIZABETH SMITH.
  • Children of THOMAS SMITH and BLANCHE COLSHILL are:
  • ix. FRANCIS11 SMITH, m. ?? BILLINGSLEY.
    x. DAU SMITH.
    xi. DAU OF SMITH.
  • 16. NICOLAS10 SMITH (THOMAS9, THOMAS8, JOHN CARRINGTON7, THOMAS6 CARRINGTON, SIR, WILLIAM5, EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) He married (1) WINIFRID WILFORD, daughter of THOMAS WILFORD, ESQ.. He married (2) GRACE ABELL, daughter of EDWARD ABELL.
    Child of NICOLAS SMITH and WINIFRID WILFORD is:
  • i. REGINALD11 SMITH.
  • Child of NICOLAS SMITH and GRACE ABELL is:
  • ii. MARY11 SMITH.
  • 17. EDWARD10 SMITH (JOHN9, HUGH8, JOHN CARRINGTON7, THOMAS6 CARRINGTON, SIR, WILLIAM5, EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) He married BARBARA HAMPDEN, daughter of JOHN HAMPDEN, SIR.
    Child of EDWARD SMITH and BARBARA HAMPDEN is:
  • i. ANNE11 SMITH, m. WILLIAM PAWLET.
  • 18. THOMAS10 SMITH (JOHN9, HUGH8, JOHN CARRINGTON7, THOMAS6 CARRINGTON, SIR, WILLIAM5, EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) died 10 March 1561/62. He married (1) JOANE FITZHERBERT, daughter of EUSTACE FITZHERBERT. He married (2) MARY NEVILL, daughter of THOMAS NEVILL and CLARA NEVILL.
    Children of THOMAS SMITH and MARY NEVILL are:
  • i. CLEMENT11 SMITH, b. June 1551; d. 1600; Stepchild; m. DOROTHY BOSWELL. ? needs explanation.
    ii. HENRY SMITH, d. 17 April 1612; Stepchild; m. ANNE GRENE.
    21. iii. THOMAS SMITH, SIR, d. 01 March 1635/36; Stepchild.
    iv. CLARA SMITH, Stepchild; m. ROBERT BENDLOES.
    v. WILLIAM SMITH, b. Abt. 1556; d. 12 February 1629/30; Stepchild; m. DORCAS MOOTHAM.
  • Generation No. 11
    19. CHARLES11 SMITH (THOMAS10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN CARRINGTON7, THOMAS6 CARRINGTON, SIR, WILLIAM5, EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) He married DOROTHY WISEMAN.
    Child of CHARLES SMITH and DOROTHY WISEMAN is:
  • i. DOROTHY12 SMITH, m. GENT. THOMAS JENNINGS.
  • 20. ARTHUR11 SMITH (THOMAS10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN CARRINGTON7, THOMAS6 CARRINGTON, SIR, WILLIAM5, EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) was born in Blackmore, Essex, England, and died Abt. 07 March 1622/23 in Blackmore, Essex, England. He married ANN MILLWARD in Blackmore, Essex, England.
    Children of ARTHUR SMITH and ANN MILLWARD are:
  • i. ANNE12 SMITH.
    ii. MARGARET SMITH.
    22. iii. STEPHEN SMITH, b. 01 June 1604; d. September 1670.
    23. iv. THOMAS SMITH, b. Bef. 1606, Essex, England; d. Virginia.
    v. ARTHUR SMITH, b. 20 March 1608/09, Blackmore, Essex, England.
  • 21. THOMAS11 SMITH, SIR (THOMAS10, JOHN9, HUGH8, JOHN CARRINGTON7, THOMAS6 CARRINGTON, SIR, WILLIAM5, EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) died 01 March 1635/36. He married (1) JOANNA HOUGHTON, daughter of TOBIAS HOUGHTON. He married (2) ???.
    Children of THOMAS SMITH and JOANNA HOUGHTON are:
  • i. JOHN12 SMITH, SIR.
    ii. THOMAS SMITH.
    iii. HENRY SMITH, m. ALICE DACKOMB.
    iv. DOROTHY SMITH, m. ARTHUR BROOK.
    v. JANE SMITH, m. CHRISTOPHER THURSBY.
    vi. WILLIAM SMITH.
    vii. THOMAS SMITH.
    viii. NEVILL SMITH.
    ix. CLEMENT SMITH.
  • Generation No. 12
    22. STEPHEN12 SMITH (ARTHUR11, THOMAS10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN CARRINGTON7, THOMAS6 CARRINGTON, SIR, WILLIAM5, EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) was born 01 June 1604, and died September 1670. He married JANE BENNETT Bef. 1642, daughter of THOMAS BENNET.
    Children of STEPHEN SMITH and JANE BENNETT are:
  • i. ARTHUR13 SMITH.
    ii. BENET SMITH.
    iii. DOROTHY SMITH.
    iv. MARGARET SMITH.
    v. NICHOLAS SMITH.
    vi. JOANNA SMITH, m. GENT. NICOLAS ALEXANDER.
    vii. CHRISTIANA SMITH.
    viii. HENRY SMITH, b. Abt. 1642; d. 22 March 1670/71.
    ix. STEPHEN SMITH, b. Abt. 1648; d. 14 March 1671/72.
    x. THOMAS SMITH, b. Abt. 1651; d. 23 March 1683/84; m. MILDRED BART..
  • 23. THOMAS12 SMITH (ARTHUR11, THOMAS10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN CARRINGTON7, THOMAS6 CARRINGTON, SIR, WILLIAM5, EDMUND4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) was born Bef. 1606 in Essex, England, and died in Virginia.
    Children of THOMAS SMITH are:
  • i. RICHARD13 SMITH, b. Abt. 1632, Virginia; d. Aft. 24 February 1711/12, Surry County, Virginia; m. (1) MARGERY/MARGARET SMITH, Abt. 1668; b. 1625, Lincolnshire, England; d. Aft. 1675, Probably Surry County, Virginia; m. (2) MARY BLOW, Bef. 04 March 1677/78, Surry County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1655; d. Aft. 1713.
    ii. NICHOLAS SMITH, b. Bef. 1656, Surry County, Virginia; d. Aft. 18 February 1718/19, Surry County, Virginia; m. ELIZABETH FLOOD, Bef. September 1680, Sussex, Virginia; b. Abt. 1650, Virginia; d. Bef. 1719.
    iii. JOHN SMITH.
    iv. THOMAS SMITH, m. ELIZABETH FORBUSH.
  • The children of the Smith/Houghton marriage were: Sir John Smith, Thomas Smith, Henry Smith (who married Alice Dackomb aka Dacomb/e), Dorothy Smith (who married Arthur Brook/e), Jane Smith (who married Christopher Thursby), William Smith, then a second Thomas Smith and, finally, Nevill Smith.
    In this era, the Smiths (Smyths) became “of Smyth Hallat Blackmore in Essex – which has its history attached to Blackmore Priory, one of the first monastic establishments to be dissolved. Sir Bryan Tuke bought it from Henry VIII, then, with the agreement of the parishioners, he used materials from the buildings to enlarge the local church. Tuke sold the priory and lands to John Smyth in 1540. His son, Thomas Smyth, inherited the entire property and he claimed the church and chancel as his own. Thomas began to remove the chancel in 1581 but the parishioners pressed their claim to the church in court and they won. Thomas was ordered to put up an east wall and so close in the church again. This branch of Smyth built Smyth Hall about half a mile from the church, using materials from the priory including its stained glass. Smyth Hall was demolished in 1844 and some of the stained glass ended up at Brizes and at Kelvedon Hatch.

    Cressing Temple - In 1541 it was granted to John Smyth by Henry VIII, the family remaining there until 1657. In 1137 the medieval order of the Knights Templar were given lands in Essex by Queen Matilda. They built a farmstead with two vast barns, which still stand today. These buildings at Cressing Temple have been restored by Essex County Council to provide a historical record of rural Essex, open to visitors. Inside the Wheat Barn, likened to a cathedral by its great size and high roof, is an exhibition tracing the site's 800-year farming tradition. It also explains how the knights protected pilgrims travelling to the Holy Land.

    Cressing Temple details ..."Following the general suppression of religious houses, particularly of the knights hospitallers in 1540, the Manor of Cressing, and half-hundred of Witham granted, in 1541 to Sir William Huse, from whom they passed to the Smyth family, who long flourished at Cressing Temple. Their ancestor was Sir Michael Carrington, standard-bearer to King Richard the First, in his expedition to the Holy Land.’

    We know from manor court records and Thomas Wright’s book that during the 16th century Church Hall Manor included all the land and property in the village of Kelvedon and belonged to the bishop of London:

    ‘Church Hall is so named from its vicinity to the church [of St Mary the Virgin]. It was holden under Edward the Confessor, by Angelic, one of his nobles, who gave it to Westminster Abbey ... It remained part of the endowment of Westminster Abbey til its suppression ... it was given, by King Edward the Sixth, to the Bishop of London ... together with the rectory and [advowson].’

    http://www.zipworld.com.au/~lnbdds/home/1hughes1700.htm
    Site Note - ? Hughes? This paternal line, via Jullion and Danvers?

    From Burke's Landed Gentry -

    John Nevill of Holt =  Emma, d. & h. of Sir Bertam Bulmer
    John Nevill = Maud Grey, said to be d. of Lord Grey
    John Nevill = Amphalicia de Rolleston
    Sir Andrew Nevill = Cecilia de Blanchminster
    Sir William Nevill = --- Fancotte
    Sir Robert Nevill = d. of Sir Ralph Langford
    Sir Thomas Nevill = Elizabeth Babington
    William Nevill = Katherine Palmer
    Thomas Nevill = d. of Sir Nicholas Griffith
    William Nevill (d. 1516) = d. of Thomas Lucy
    Sir Thomas Nevill, liv. 1561 = (1) Clara Nevill, d. & coh. of Ralph Nevill of
    Thornton Bridge, which Clara was descended from Lord Nevill of Raby
    Margaret Nevill (only daughter and legitimate heir) = Thomas Smyth, Esq., of
    Cressing Temple, Essex, 2nd s. of Sir John Smyth, Baron of the Exchequer.
    Sir Thomas Smyth alias Nevill, of Holt, d. 1626, aged 81 = (1) Jane Houghton - als. Joane/Joan/Joanna
    Col. Henry Smyth alias Nevill, of Cressing Temple and Holt, d. 1682 = (1) Alice - [Dacombe]
    Col. William Nevill = (2) Elizabeth Kniveton
    Henry Nevil, d. 1728, aged 85 = Margaret, d. 1723
    Mary Nevill, d. 1742 = Cosmas, Count Migliorucci, d. 1726-7
     
    Cosmas Henry Joseph Nevill, b. 1716, m. 1742 = Lady Mary Lee, d. of George
    Henry Lee, 2nd Earl of Lichfield ...

    The Holmes-Smith and Huddleston/e connections .... David Holmes-Smith writes (2/04 - c/o the site Guest Book) in this connection: - I have come full circle.....back to what evidence we have.

    I have this sense that the 'Smyth/Neville to Vernon to Manners' claim to Haddon Hall was contested in the early 1600s. There was a John Smith (an imposter) during this period that sought to make this claim but was found out. He did however get a following. This suggests that there was some truth to a claim by a 'John Smith' who never did make a legal claim.

    Henry Smith of Haddon Hall, living at Hargan Hall, was noted as being involved in an 'incident' at Haddon Hall before his migration to America circa 1638. I have not been able to find out what this incident was. Henry is also noted as being 'landed gentry' - coming with servants and being a relative (cousin or brother) of Ralph, Francis (my forebear) and another John - all of Hingham. Both the fathers of Francis and Henry are noted as being named 'John' but both of these Johns (perhaps the same John) have remained elusive to my research.

    I suggest the Neville-Smyth line originated earlier and was reinforced with Sir Thomas Smyth (d. 1626) of Cressing Temple (an original seat of English Templars) who took the name Neville when marrying Lady Margaret Neville, the only surviving - legitimate - heir of Haddon Hall and the title.

    The Smyth line was again reinforced, at a later date, with the marriage of a daughter of Sir John, son of Customer Smyth/Smith.

    It is evident that the Neville line was far more Smyth than Neville by the early 1600s - with the name Smyth and Neville being used interchangeably, which may justify a claim by a Smyth. Considering the illegitimate birth of the then current heir with Manners, this would have normally brought the right of inheritance into dispute and possible disqualification of this right - with the right granted to another descendent of Neville-Smyth...if is was contested.

    The John Smyth that migrated to America with Francis by 1619 may have been a contending heir connected to Thomas Smyth (Neville) and thus the 'John Smyth' claim to Haddon Hall would have merit against an illegitimate heir.

    If anyone has any information surrounding this era, I would be pleased to hear from them - especially with details of Smyth/Smith connected to Haddon Hall and its vicinity in the early 1600s.

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