Lytleton

Lytleton, Lyttleton, Lyttelton, Littleton, Luttleton, Luttelton Lutteleton

daughter of LYTLETON

Spouse: William LOWLE of Yardley in co. Worcester, circa 1250 (per visitation of Somersetshire in 1573, 1591 & 1623)

Children: James; Andrew; Samuell


 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.

 Collins's peerage of England;: genealogical, biographical, and ..., Volume 8 By Arthur Collins: The family of Lyttelton have been of long standing in the county of Worcester and had fair possessions in the vale of Evesham before the 19th of Henry III 1234 particularly at South Lyttelton from which place it is probable they took their name agreeably to the custom of that age. Mr Selden was possessed of two grants of land belonging to Evesham abbey dated the 7th of Hen II 1160 to which one John de Luttelton was witness. This is the most ancient that the name of Luttelton or Lyttelton as Judge Lyttelton and his descendants have generally written it from King Henry VI's time to the present is to be met with now as the land which passed by these deeds lay at Lench near South Lyttelton, it is not unlikely that this John was ancestor to Lyttelton of Frankley. In an ancient ledger of Worcester priory mention is made of one Henry de Clive the son of Swenus de Luttelton sans date. Many evidences prove that there were other families of good account named Lyttelton in the counties of Dorse,t Somerset, Bedford, and Bucks as early as the reign of Hen III. Thomas de Luttelton about the 19th of Hen III married Emma, sole daughter and heir of Sir Simon de Frankley Knight, which Thomas occurs witness to an instrument between Walter de Cantilupe bishop of Worcester and Robert Fitz Ralph Knt touching lands lying in Alve church and Beoley dated the 33d of Hen III. He had issue an only daughter Emma first the wife of Augerus de Tatlynton and afterwards of Nicholas Whetamstede. Augerus was seated at Tredington in Worcestershire distrained the l0th of Hen III for not taking upon him the order of knighthood as he held fifteen libralas terrueby knight service. He was the first in the commission to inquire what lands were forfeited in the county of Worcester by the attainder of the King's enemies at the battle of Evesham. I don t find when he died but his wife having re married Nicholas Whetamstede died seised of Frankley anno 1298 having in her lifetime been a benefactress to the neighbouring abbey of Halesowen. Thomas de Luttelton above mentioned married a second wife viz Asselm daughter and sole heir to William Fitzwarin of Upton in Worcestershire younger son of Fule Fitzwarin Lord Marcher of Wales temp Hen I which William was one of the justices itinerant and judge of the Common Pleas the 12th of King Hen III and sheriff of Worcestershire the year following.  I find this Luttelton was a considerable benefactor to the convent of Pershore many grants of lands lying in Upton Snodsbury and Coulesdon occurring in Pershore ledger both from him and Asselm his wife. Also to the abbey of Evesham for a licence occurs from King Edward I to John de Luttelton impowering him to grant three virgates of arable and eight acres of meadow lying in South Luttelton to the said abbey bearing date at Westminster the 27th day of May in the eighth year of his reign. Another licence also occurs from the same King to the abbey of Evesham to enable them to hold lands in Evesham, Lenchwyke, and Twyford of the yearly value of ten pounds de dono Johan de Luttelton dated at York the 10th year of the said King Edw . He left issue by her three sons viz Edmund, Thomas, and John. Edmund the eldest resided at Coulesdon and had lands at Naunton in Worcestershire which continue in a family of Lyttelton descended from a cadet of this house at this day. He took to wife Lucia daughter of John de Bois or Atwood a man of considerable note at Wolverley in Worcestershire and died leaving no issue. John the youngest lived a bachelor and before he died was a benefactor to Evesham abbey to which he gave by deed dated the 8th of Edw II a house with three virgates of land and eight acres of meadow situate at Lyttelton in the vale of Evesham. Thomas the second son became heir to his brother. He was chosen knight for Worcestershire the 9th of Edw II and in the 34th of Edw III was together with Richard de Lench and others commissioned by the King to collect the tenths and fifteenths throughout the said county. He married Julian daughter and heir of Robert de Somery, a younger brother of the Baron of Dudley who served with him in parliament for Worcestershire in the 9th of Edw II, and had issue by her two sons Thomas and John. John the youngest son was in the commission of array with Walter Cokesey, Henry Bruin, Henry Hagely, and Thomas Throckmorton Esqrs 1 Hen IV on a rumour of a foreign invasion. He had to wife Beatrix daughter of Humphrey Frevill or Frecheville of a noble family in Warwickshire by whom he had issue an only daughter the wife of Jeffery Frere which Jeffery sat in parliament for the city of Worcester temp Rich II and Hen IV. Thomas the elder son recovered the manor of Frankley by a writ of right on failure of issue to his cousin Thomas de Tatlynton. He was esquire of the body to three successive Kings Rich II, Hen IV, and Hen V and was rewarded with several grants of money timber &c from each of them pro bono et gratuito servitio as expressed in the grants. He scaled with the cheveron between three escallops as now used by his posterity but bore a different crest viz a grey hound's head collared. About the close of King Henry the Vth's reign he served the office of sheriff of Worcestershire under Beauchamp Earl of Warwick titular and hereditary high sheriff of Worcestershire and in the 1st year of Henry the Vlth he departed this life leaving issue by Maud his wife who survived him and married Thomas Massey Esq and was daughter and sole heir of Richard Quatermain of Ricote in con Oxford by Joan the daughter and coheir of Robert Grey of Rotherfield in the same county, an only daughter named Elizabeth who was his sole heir. This Elizabeth married Thomas Westcote Esq the King's servant in court a gentleman of Devonshire anciently descended but she being fair and of a noble spirit, to use Lord Coke's own words and having large possessions and inheritances from her ancestors de Luttelton and from her mother the daughter and coheir of Quatermain and other her ancestors, resolved to continue the honour of her name and therefore provided by Westcote's assent before marriage that her issue inheritable should be called by the name of Luttelton.

The English baronetage: containing a genealogical and historical ..., Volume 1: THAT this family of Lyttelton was settled at Frankley in com Wigorn about the nineteenth year of King Hen III 1235 is evident from a most accurate pedigree in the herald's office whereby it appears that one Thomas de Lyttelton married Emma de Frankley a sole heiress and lady of the manor of Frankley but whether this Lyttelton before his said marriage was a stranger to that county or resided at the town of South Lyttelton in the vale of Evestiam as there is reason to think he did taking his name from the place of his habitation is a matter of doubt and never determined by the heralds and antiquaries. Mr Selden was possessed of two grants of lands to the monastery of Evefham in 7 Hen II 1161 to both which one John de Lyttelton was witness. This is the most ancient that the name of Lyttelton is to be met with and as the land so given was fit Lench near South Lyttelton tis probable this John was ancestor to Lyttelton of Frankley. In an ancient leidger of the priory of Worcester mention is made of one Henry de Clive the son of Swenus deLutulton fans date. Many evidences in the visitation beforecited prove that there were other families of the name of Lyttelton of good esteem in Dorsetshire, Somersetshire, Middlesex and in other counties some before the time of Henry III. The dignity of this fair descended family of Lyttelton of Frankley has grown up together fays my lord Coke and spread itself abroad by matches with many other ancient and honourable families to many worthy and fruitful branches whose posterity flourish at this day and quartereth many fair coats and enjoyeth fruitful and opujent inheritances thereby. Thomas de Lyttleton had issue by Emma his wife one only daughter viz Emma first the wife of Augerus de Tatlington of of Tredington in Worcestershire Esq and secondly of Nicholas Whetamstede, she was a benefactress to the abby of Halesowen in Shropshire and died 1298. He married a second time viz Asselm daughter and heiress of William FitzWarin of Upton in Worcestershire Esq second son of Fullc Fitzwarin lord marcher of Wales a man of great note temp Henry I a which William was one of the justices itinerant and judge of the common pleas 12 Hen III and sheriff of Worcestershire the next year by whom Lyttelon had three sons Thomas, Edmund, and John. Thomas the eldest resided at his manor of Coulesdon  Upton Snodsbury and had lands in Newenton vulgo Naunton Beauchamp in com Wigorn which continue in the name of Lyttelton to this day. In 9 Edward II  he was chose knight of the shire for Worcestershire, he took to wife Lucia deBois vel Atwood of a considerable family at Wolverley in that county by whom he had one son viz Thomas, this Thomas was with Richard deLench and others 34 Edw III commissioned by the king to collect the tenths and fifteenths in Worcestershire. He married Julian the daughter of Robert de Somery of the Great House of Dudley, he had issue two sons Thomas and John. John the younger was appointed commissioner of array with other the chief gentlemen of the aforesaid county 1 Henry IV on a rumour of a foreign invasion. He had to wife Beatrix Freschevil of a noble family in com Warwic by whom he had issue an only daughter the wife of Jeffrey Frere Esq. Thomas the elder recovered by a writ of right the manor of Frankley on failure of issue to his cousin Thomas deTatlington, he was esquire of the body to Henry IV and Henry V and had annual pensions granted him by both kings out of the fee farm rents of Worcester pro bono & gratuito servido as expressed in the grants. He spelt his name Luttelton and sealed with the Cheveron between three Escallops as now used by his posterity but bore a different crest viz a Greyhound's Head collar. About the close of Henry Vth's reign he scrv d the office of high sheriff of Worcestershire under Beauchamp earl of Warwick titular and hereditary high sheriff of that county. He took to wife Maud the daughter and heir of Richard Quatermain of a large estate at Ricote and North Weston in Oxfordshire, by Joan his wife the daughter and coheir of Grey of Rotherfield in that county, by her he had an only daughter Elizabeth who was his sole heir which Elizabeth married Thomas Westcote Esq the king's servant in court, a gentleman anciently descended but she being LYTTELTON of Francley. fair and of a noble spirit and having large possessions and inheritance from her ancestors De Lyttelton and from her mother the daughter and heir of Quatermain and other her ancestors resolved to continue the honour of her name and therefore prudently whilst it was in her own power provided by Westcote's assent before marriage that her issue inheritable should be call d by the name of De Lyttelton a Maud  

Thomas de Luttelton alive in 1282, son or grandson of John de Luttelton married first Emma Dom de Frankeley & second Acelina d & h of Will Fitzwarine.
Willelmo de Lytleton; Robert de Lytleton; John de Lytleton; Henry Lytleton; Wybert de Lytleton;

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