Leversedge, Leveridge, Leversegge, Liversedge



Children: Edmund



Spouse: Elizabeth WYNSLADE daughter of Stephen

Children: Richard; Robert died 1464 married Agnes


Richard LEVERSEDGE will probated 7/28/1547 of Poinberge / Poinbury


Children: Apolyn



Spouse: John LOWLE

Children: Richard; Edmond; John

Royal Ancestors of Percival Lowell: John Bulbeck, named by Edmund Percival in 1550 as an overseer and contingent executor, provides a link between the Percivals and the Lowles. In 1547 Richard Lowle's grandfather, Edmund Leveredge, left his estate in Kingston Seymour, Somerset, to the same John Bulbeck (of Clevedon, Somerset, esquire) if Leveredge's daughters (who were co-heiresses) did not leave male heirs.  

 Historic homes and institutions and genealogical and personal ..., Volume 2: The ancestry of Percival Lowell the American emigrant of 1630 is traced back in the Lowel line for ten generations viz: I William Lowle of Yardley in county Worcester married Lytleton and they had children James see forward, Andrew, Samuel. II James Lowle son of William Lowle 1 mar __Baskerville and thev had children: Raff see forward, George, Edmond, Andrew. Ill Raffe Lowle son of James Lowle 2 married ___Haselrigg and they had children: Walter see forward, Thomas, Anthony, Sabity. IV Walter Lowle son of Raffe Lowle 3 married Joane Russell and had one son Richard see forward. V Richard Lowle son of Walter Lowle 4 died at Yardley in county Worcester and is there buried with his coat of arms viz Sable a dexter hand couped at the wrist grasping three pointless darts one in pale and two in saltire argent. (From the Heralds Visitations of 1573 1591 1632). Richard married __Turner and they had children: Thomas see forward, Richard slain at Birmingham county Warwick. VI Thomas Lowle son of Richard Lowle 5 married ___Mayhouse and they had children: John Lowle see forward, William, Thomas, Roger. VII John Lowle son of Thomas Lowle 6 died at Clyvedon Somerset county England married ___Wake and they had children: John see forward, Roger married Joane Gage daughter and heir of John Gage of Walton Somersetshire ancestor of the Willing family of Philadelphia. VIII John Lowle son of John Lowle 7 married Apolyn Leversedge daughter of Richard their children were Richard see forward, Edmond, John IX Richard Lowle son of John Lowle 8 married Percival daughter of Edmond and Elizabeth Panthuit Percival of Weston in Gordano, Edmond was the son of Sir James Percival born 1468 Knight of the Bath grandson of Sir John Percival Lord of Eastbury Weston in Gordano born 1447 died September 25 1493. For thirteen generations back of Sir James this very distinguished family has a well authenticated pedigree. The first ancestor was Endes Sovereign Duke of Brittany first cousin to Robert the father of William the Conqueror. His grandson Asceline called also Lupus the Wolf was given Weston in Gordano and other estates in Somerset county England, in 1087 he commanded the Norman forces at Mantes Normandy and died 1119. The family seat has been at Eastbury and Weston for many centuries. Two of the Percivals in this line both Richard by name were famous Crusaders in 1190 and 1191 with Richard I. Another Roger was one of the Barons who compelled King John to sign the Magna Charta. The son of Richard Lowell named for his wife's family Percival is mentioned below. X Percival Lowell son of Richard Lowle 9 was born in England 1571 and died in Newbury Massachusetts January 8 1664. He was sixty eight years of age when he immigrated to America and ninety three years old when he died. In England he resided at Kingston Seymour England. He and his family had a large mercantile establishment at Bristol England under the firm name of Percival Lowle and Co This firm was composed of Percival his son John perhaps son Richard and possibly son in law William Gerrish who came over with the Lowells and subsequently married Percival Lowell's daughter Mrs Joanna Oliver widow of John Oliver. The Lowell and Percival families were both wealthy. Percival Lowell came to Newbury Massachusetts where his sons John and Richard had already settled in 1638 39 from Bristol on the ship Jonathan possibly not his first trip as he was a proprietor of Newbury in 1638. He was a freeholder when the town was incorporated March 17 1742. Percival wrote a poem on the death of Governor Winthrop of Massachusetts which was printed on a broadside and generally circulated. Children of Percival and Rebecca Lowell were John born in England 1595 died at Newbury Massachusetts July 10 1647 married first Margaret married second 1639 Elizabeth Goodale, Richard see forward, Joan born in England 1609 died in Newbury June 14 1677 married first 1639 John Oliver married second in Newbury April 17 1644 Captain William Gerrish. XI Richard Lowell son of Percival Lowell 10 was born in England 1602 died in Newbury Massachusetts August 5 1682. He married first in England Margaret who died in Newbury January 27 1642 married second in Newbury Margaret born November 27 1604 she was living his widow 1685 86. Richard settled according to Pope in 1637 in Newbury according to the genealogy he came with his father on the ship Jonathan in 1639. In 1674 he and his wife were members of the Newbury church. He had a freehold right No 63 in the upper common. His will is dated June 25 1681. Children of Richard and Margaret his first wife were Percival born 1639 40 see forward, Rebecca born at Newbury January 27 1642 died June 1 1662. Children of Richard and Margaret his second wife were Samuel born at Newbury 1644 was in Newbury 1681 and 1686 but probably returned to England to live in 1690, Thomas born in Newbury September 28 1649 probably died unmarried after 1711. XII Percival Lowell son of Richard Lowell n was born in Newbury Massachusetts 1639 40.

 The historic genealogy of the Lowells of America from 1639 to 1899: THE FAMILY LEVERIDGE OR LEVERSEDGE. John Lowle of the eighth generation married Apolyn who was a daughter of Richard Leversedge who died probably in the year 1547 as his will according to record was probated July 28 1547. This family Leversedge lived at Poniberge in south west England where also John Lowle had his domicile and there died in the year 1552. The name Richard Leversedge is invariably mentioned in writings wherein it appears with the affix Gentleman a mark at that era of distinction of high social standing..... The family Leversedge have in the British Museum a bearing of coat of arms and in the Harleian Ms appears as quartered by Neville of Leversedge the crest of which is a leopard's head the ancient device of Normandy. The name Leversedge gives conjecture to the query whether it may not have been a name of locality derived because of proximity to the sea and from thence perpetuated as a family name through the line of Neville a member of which family was the Admiral of the fleet carrying the army of the Conqueror to England. It is from a stem of this family through John Lowle that has been transmitted a branch of heredity.

 The Heraldic journal: recording the armorial bearings and genealogies of: Mr Somerby adds that in 1591 no name was given tothe father of Apolina wife of John Lowle but that he discovered the will of Richard Leversedge gentleman proved 28 July 1547 and as he mentions a dau Apolyn it is hardly possible that there were two persons bearing this very strange name in the same neighborhood. The will of this John Lowle of Portberye proved 8 Mar 1552 mentions wife Appolyn, son Richard sister Mary Collins

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