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THE ANCESTRY OF SIR ROBERT WALPOLE, 1ST EARL OF ORFORD

 

1  Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford

   b 26 Aug 1676, Houghton, Norfolk

   d 18 Mar 1745, Piccadilly, Middlesex

 

Parents

 

2  Robert Walpole of Houghton, MP for Castle Rising

   b 18 Nov 1650

   bur 18 Nov 1700, Houghton

   m 25 Apr 1671, Rougham, Suffolk

3  Mary Burwell

   bap 23 Oct 1654, Rougham

   d 14 Mar 1711, bur Houghton

 

Grandparents

 

4  Sir Edward Walpole of Houghton, MP for King’s Lynn

   bap 9 Nov 1621, Houghton

   d 18 Mar 1667, bur Houghton

   m 1649

5  Susan Crane

   bap 10 Jun 1630, Chilton, Suffolk

   bur 8 Jul 1667, Houghton

6  Sir Jeffrey Burwell of Rougham Place, Suffolk

   bap 20 Jul 1606, Woodbridge

   bur 10 Jul 1684, Rougham

   m 1648

7  Elizabeth Derehaugh

   b ca 25 Mar 1614

   d/bur 24 Oct 1677, Rougham

 

Great-grandparents

 

8  Robert Walpole of Houghton

   b 23 Sep 1593

   bur 4 May 1663, Houghton

   m

9  Susan Barkham

   bap 18 Jan 1595/96, St. Lawrence Jewry, London

   bur 9 Nov 1622, Houghton

10 Sir Robert Crane of Chilton, 1st Baronet

   b ca 1586

   d 17 Feb 1642/43, London

   m 21 Sep 1624, Chilton

11 Susan Alington

   bap 30 Sep 1605, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire

   bur 14 Sep 1681, Chilton

12 Edmund Burwell of Woodbridge

   bap 18 Nov 1574, Woodbridge

   d 4 Oct 1652, bur Rougham

   m 13 May 1605, Woodbridge

13 Mary Pitman

   b

   d 23 Aug 1647, bur Woodbridge

14 Thomas Derehaugh of Colston Hall, Badingham, Suffolk

   b ca 29 Jan 1590

   d 25 Apr 1619, Kirby, Norfolk

   m 4 May 1611, St. Lawrence Pountney, London

15 Mary Sheppard

   bap 1593

   bur 21 Feb 1669, Rougham

 

Great-great-grandparents

 

16 Calibut Walpole of Houghton

   bap 14 Mar 1561

   bur 4 May 1646, Houghton

   m 14 Oct 1591, Hessett, Suffolk

17 Elizabeth Bacon

   b

   bur 1 Feb 1624, Houghton

18 Sir Edward Barkham of St. Lawrence Jewry, London, citizen and draper, Lord Mayor of London 1621-22

   b ca 1551, South Acre, Norfolk

   d 15 Jan 1633/34, St. Mary Bothaw, London

   m bef 1594

19 Jane Crouch

   bap 13 Aug 1568, St. Lawrence Jewry, London

   d May 1654, bur South Acre

20 Henry Crane of Chilton

   b ca 1545

   d 1 Aug 1586

   m

21 Katherine Jernegan

   b

   d 13 Feb 1613

22 Sir Giles Alington of Horseheath

   bap 18 Sep 1572, Horseheath

   bur 23 Dec 1638, Horseheath

   m

23 Dorothy Cecil

   bap 11 Aug 1577, St. Martin, Stamford, Lincolnshire

   bur 11 Nov 1613, Horseheath

24 Nicholas Burwell of Woodbridge, Suffolk

   b ca 1517

   d 1583

   m 23 Sep 1571, Woodbridge

25 Alice Curtis

   b 1549

   d

26 Jeffrey Pitman of Woodbridge, High Sheriff of Suffolk

   bap 16 Mar 1561, Woodbridge

   d 21 May 1627

   m

27 Alice

   b ca 1561

   d 29 Aug 1613

28 William Derehaugh of Colston Hall

   b ca 1558

   bur 4 Sep 1610, Badingham

   m

29 Mary Wright

   b bef 15 Apr 1564

   bur 4 Mar 1621/22, Badingham

30 Owen Sheppard of Kirby Bedon, Norfolk

   bap 1568

   bur 1629

   m 1590, Kirby Bedon

31 Elizabeth Osborne

   b

   bur 1630

 

 

Sources

 

The Complete Peerage (2nd edition)

The Complete Baronetage

The History of Parliament

The Dictionary of National Biography

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Robert Battle, “English Ancestry of Anne (Derehaugh) Stratton of Salem, Massachusetts,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 155(2001):367-390 and 156(2002):39-61

Alumni Cantabrigienses

Le Neve’s Pedigrees of the Knights (Harleian Society, vol 8)

J.J. Howard and F.A. Crisp, eds., Visitation of England and Wales, Notes vol. 7

Arthur Collins, The Peerage of England, 5th ed. (1779)

W.A. Copinger, The Manors of Suffolk, (1905-11), vols. 4 and 6

The Visitations of Norfolk (Harleian Society, vol. 32)

The Visitation of Norfolk, 1664 (Norfolk Record Society vols. 4 and 5)

Woodbridge Marriages (Phillimore transcript – these should be checked)

Boyd’s Inhabitants of London (unpublished - at the Society of Genealogists, London)

William Musgrave, The life of the late Right Honourable Robert Earl of Orford, including a brief history of his whole family, 2nd edition (1745)

Francis Blomefield and Charles Parkin, An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, 1st edition (1739-75) and 2nd edition (1805-10)

William Sumner Appleton, Memorials of the Cranes of Chilton, with a pedigree of the family, etc. (1868)

G.E. Cokayne, Some Account of the Lord Mayors and Sheriffs of the City of London During the First Quarter of the Seventeenth Century, 1601 to 1625 (Phillimore, 1897)

Rougham monumental inscriptions transcription (Society of Genealogists, SF/M13)

Hessett parish register transcription (Society of Genealogists, SF/R271)

Funeral Certificate of Sir Edward Barkham in The Herts Genealogist and Antiquary, 2(1897):336-37

H.A. Pitman, “Pitman of Woodbridge, Co. Suffolk”, The British Archivist, 1:93-95

Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archæology and Natural History, 9(1897):305-06

Michael J. Sayer, “Sheppard of Kirby Bedon”, Norfolk Genealogy, 6(1974):160

Egerton Castle, ed., The Jerningham Letters (1780-1843), 2 vols. (London, 1896), 2:186

St. Lawrence Jewry, London, parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com)

British Library, Add MS 19126, fols. 309-10 (collections by David Elisha Davy)

 

Notes

 

Prince William is descended from Sir Robert Walpole. See Richard K. Evans, The Ancestry of Diana, Princess of Wales (Boston, 2007).