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1  Frederick North, Lord North and 2nd Earl of Guilford

   b 13 Apr 1732, Piccadilly

   d 5 Aug 1792, London




2  Francis North, 1st Earl of Guilford

   b 13 Apr 1704

   d 4 Aug 1790, Marylebone

   m 17 Jun 1728, Hampton, Middlesex

3  Lucy Montague

   b 13 Nov 1709, bap 27 Nov 1709, St Margaret, Westminster

   d 7 May 1734, London




4  Francis North, 2nd Baron Guilford

   bap 24 Dec 1673, St Dunstan in the West, London

   d 17 Oct 1729, London

   m 1 Jul 1703, Belton by Grantham, Lincolnshire

5  Alice Brownlow

   b 11 Aug 1684, bap 11 Aug 1684, St Giles in the Fields, Middlesex

   d 22 Aug 1727, London

6  George Montague, 1st Earl of Halifax

   bap 19 Oct 1682, St Giles in the Fields

   d 9 May 1739, Westminster

   m 8 Apr 1706

7  Ricarda Posthuma Saltonstall

   b ca 1689

   bur 5 Apr 1711, Warden




8  Francis North, 1st Baron Guilford

   b 22 Oct 1637

   d 5 Sep 1685, Wroxton, Oxfordshire

   m 5 Mar 1671/72, Wroxton

9  Frances Pope

   bap 7 May 1647, Wroxton

   bur 17 Nov 1678, Wroxton

10 Sir John Brownlow, of Humby, Lincolnshire, 3rd Baronet

   b 26 Jun 1659, bap 6 Jul 1659, Rippingale, Lincolnshire

   d 16 Jul 1697, bur Belton

   m 27 Mar 1676, Westminster Abbey

11 Alice Sherard

   b ca 1659

   d 29 Jun 1721

12 Edward Montague of Horton, Northamptonshire, MP for Northamptonshire

   b 25 Sep 1649

   bur 27 Feb 1689/90, St Katharine by the Tower, London

   m 30 May 1678, East Hoathley

13 Elizabeth Pelham


   d 13 Jul 1723

14 Richard Saltonstall of Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire

   b ca 1668

   d 29 Dec 1688, London

   m 31 May 1688, St Anne, Soho, Westminster

15 Silence Parkhurst

   b ca 1669

   d 26 Apr 1698, bur Wolston, Warwickshire




16 Dudley North, 4th Lord North

   b ca 1 Nov 1602

   bur 27 Jun 1677, Kirtling

   m 24 Apr 1632, Hackney, Middlesex

17 Anne Montagu

   b ca 1613

   bur 15 Feb 1680/81, Kirtling

18 Thomas Pope, 3rd Earl of Downe

   bap 1 May 1598, Stepney

   bur 20 Jan 1667/68, Wroxton

   m 20 Apr 1636, Wroxton

19 Beata Poole

   bap 12 Jan 1616/17, Pauntley, Gloucestershire

   bur 18 Jul 1678, Wroxton

20 Sir Richard Brownlow of Humby and Rippingale, 2nd Baronet

   bap 14 Jun 1628, St Andrew, Holborn

   bur 5 Sep 1668, Rippingale


21 Elizabeth Freke

   b ca 1633

   d 2 Feb 1683/84, bur Somerby, Lincolnshire

22 Richard Sherard of Lobthorpe, Lincolnshire

   bap 16 Dec 1616, North Witham, Lincolnshire

   d 12 Sep 1668, bur North Witham

   m 28 Jul 1658, St Margaret Pattens, London

23 Margaret Dewe

   bap 21 Jan 1625/26, Shobdon, Herefordshire

   bur 3 Nov 1680, North Witham

24 George Montague of Horton

   bap 28 Jul 1622, St Margaret, Westminster

   d 19 Jul 1681, Westminster

   m 30 May 1645, St Giles in the Fields

25 Elizabeth Irby

   bap 9 Mar 1626, Ashby cum Fenby, Lincolnshire

   bur 16 Feb 1683/84, St Katharine by the Tower, London

26 Sir John Pelham of Halland in Laughton, 3rd Baronet

   bap 10 Mar 1624/25, East Hoathly

   bur 20 Jan 1702/03, Laughton

   m 20 Jan 1647, Penshurst, Kent

27 Lucy Sydney

   bap 7 Jul 1625, Penshurst

   bur 19 Oct 1685, Laughton

28 Richard Saltonstall of Chipping Warden


   bur 31 Aug 1688, Chipping Warden

   m 11 Aug 1664, St Christopher le Stocks, London

29 Margaret Nutt

   b ca 1642


30 John Parkhurst of Catesby, Northamptonshire, MP for Northamptonshire

   bap 30 Mar 1643, St Margaret, Westminster

   d 9 May 1731, bur Catesby

   m 25 Apr 1667, St Margaret, Westminster

31 Catherine Dormer

   bap 7 Sep 1648, Quainton

   d 11 Apr 1730





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I have not found direct confirmation of the maiden surname of Margaret (number 29), wife of Richard Saltonstall. However, she appears to have been a daughter of Sir William Nutt of Chigwell, Essex. At the time of her marriage to Richard Saltonstall, she was described as Margaret Forster of St Mildred Poultry, widow. Humphrey Forster, gentleman, of St Nicholas Acons, and Margaret Nutt of Chigwell, spinster, were married at Holy Trinity, Minories, London, on 14 Oct 1662. The marriage allegation (London Metropolitan Archives, MS 10091/26) states that she was about twenty years old and a daughter of Sir William Nutt of Chigwell. “Mr Humphrey Foster Marchant” was buried at St Nicholas Acons on 9 Feb 1662/63 and administration was granted in the PCC to his widow Margaret Forster on 2 Mar 1662/63. It may be noted that William Saltonstall, son of Richard Saltonstall, was baptised at Chigwell in 1666.


Another possibility which was investigated is that Richard Saltonstall’s wife was the Margaret Pulter who married John Forster or Forester at St Mary Aldermary, London, in 1657/58. The PCC will of John Forster, proved in 1660, mentions his wife Margaret and her father Arthur Pulter. The will of Arthur Pulter was proved in the PCC in 1689/90. It does not mention any Saltonstalls but mentions his grandson James Forester, whose monumental inscription states him to be “Grandson and sole Heir of Arthur Pulter”. It is therefore apparent that Arthur’s daughter Margaret was not the same individual as the wife of Richard Saltonstall.