: Marguerite Anderson (Miller), daughter of
Hannah Anderson (Anderson), daughter of Mary Margaret Edmiston (Anderson),
daughter of Martha Jane Snow (Edmiston), daughter of Sarah Sawyer Hastings
(Snow), daughter of Jonathan Hastings, son of Mary Hartwell (Hastings), daughter
of Jonathan Hartwell, son of Elizabeth Wright (Hartwell), daughter of Elizabeth
Mellows (Wright), daughter of Oliver Mellowes, son of Martha Bulkeley
(Mellowes), daughter of Edward Bulkeley, son of Elizabeth Grosvenor (Bulkeley),
daughter of Anne Charlton (Grosvenor), daughter of Anne Mainwaring (Charlton),
daughter of William Mainwaring, son of Randle
Mainwaring, son of William Mainwaring.]
: Harold William Miller, son
of Edward Emerson Miller, son of Anna Hull (Miller), daughter of William Hull,
son of Anna Hyde (Hull), daughter of Uriah Hyde, son of Elizabeth Leffingwell
(Hyde), daughter of Sarah Abell (Leffingwell), daughter of Joshua Abell, son of
Robert Abell, son of Frances Cotton (Abell), daughter of Mary Mainwaring
(Cotton), daughter of Arthur Mainwairing, son of Richard Mainwaring, son of John
Mainwaring, son of Thomas Mainwaring, son of William Mainwaring, son of Randle
Mainwaring, son of William Mainwaring.]
: Harold William Miller, son
of Edward Emerson Miller, son of Anna Hull (Miller), daughter of William Hull,
son of Anna Hyde (Hull), daughter of Uriah Hyde, son of Elizabeth Leffingwell
(Hyde), daughter of Sarah Abell (Leffingwell), daughter of Joshua Abell, son of
Robert Abell, son of Frances Cotton (Abell), daughter of Richard Cotton, son of
George Cotton, son of Cicely Mainwaring (Cotton), daughter of Thomas Mainwaring,
son of William Mainwaring, son of Randle Mainwaring, son of William Mainwaring.]
1.Ranulphus de Mesnil Warin - (Mainwaring)
These will need to be checked to see if we follow the same line as the author. In many cases we do but... Arnold
Ranulphus - was one of the thirty-two persons to whom William the Conqueror gave the most part of Cheshire, and had given him fifteen lordships there, among which was Peure, now callled Over Peover, and which was the seat of the family for many generations.
The Mainwarings (pronounced "Mannering") held the manor at Peover Hall from the time of the Norman Conquest. Ranulphus, believed to be the family's ancestor came to live in Over Peover (pronounced "pee-ver"). The present Hall was built by Sir Randle Mainwaring in 1585 and had a Georgian extension built by Sir Henry Mainwaring, the last male heir of the family. In 1797 the house was purchased by Thomas Wettenhall, who took the name of Mainwaring guaranteeing that the house would continue in the family name until 1919 after which it was owned by several other unrelated families. (Papillon Graphics' Virtual Encyclopaedia of Greater Manchester) (Sources: - 1 - 2) Children: (Quick Family Chart)i. Richard de Mesnil Warin See #2. below.
built in 1585 by Sir Randle Mainwaring.
----- Second Generation -----2.Richard de Mesnil Warin - He is the son of Ranulphus de Mesnil Warin.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)i. Roger de Mesnil Warin See #3. below.
----- Third Generation -----3.Roger de Mesnil Warin - He is the son of Richard de Mesnil Warin.
Roger - had three sons - William, Wildo and Randle. (Sources: - 1) Children: (Quick Family Chart)i. William de Mesnil Warin See #4. below.
----- Fourth Generation -----4.William de Mesnil Warin - He is the son of Roger de Mesnil Warin.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)i. Roger de Mesnil Warin was born about 1130. See #5. below.
----- Fifth Generation -----5.Roger de Mesnil Warin - was born about 1130. He is the son of William de Mesnil Warin
Roger married Ellen (of England). Children: (Quick Family Chart)i. Sir Raufe Mainwaring was born about 1155 in Warmingham, Cheshire County, England. See #6. below.
----- Sixth Generation -----6.Sir Raufe Mainwaring - was born about 1155 in Warmingham, Cheshire County, England. He is the son of Roger de Mesnil Warin and Ellen (of England).
Sir Raufe married Amicia Kyveliock in 1179 in Warmingham, Cheshire County, England. She is the daughter of Hugh Kyveliock.
Sir Raufe - was knighted. (Sources: - 3) Children: (Quick Family Chart)i. Roger Mainwaring See #7. below.
----- Seventh Generation -----7.Roger Mainwaring - He is the son of Sir Raufe Mainwaring and Amicia Kyveliock.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)i. William Mainwaring See #8. below.
----- Eighth Generation -----8.William Mainwaring - He is the son of Roger Mainwaring.
William - had Over Peover given him by his father and was the first of the family who settled there. (Sources: - 1) Children: (Quick Family Chart)i. William Mainwaring
was born about 1286. See #9. below.
----- Ninth Generation -----9.William Mainwaring
- was born about 1286. He is the son of William Mainwaring.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)i. Roger Mainwaring See #10. below.
----- Tenth Generation -----10.Roger Mainwaring - He is the son of William Mainwaring.
Roger married Chrstian de Birtles.
Chrstian - later married John de Byrun, and lastly, in 1334, Robert de Varnon. (Sources: - 1) Children: (Quick Family Chart)i. William Mainwaring died about 1338. See #11. below. ii. Joan Mainwaring
Joan married Robert de Fallybrome. (Sources: - 1)
----- Eleventh Generation -----11.William Mainwaring
- died about 1338. He was the son of Roger Mainwaring and Chrstian de Birtles.
William married Mary Davenport in 1325.
William - had issue William, Roger, Margery, and Millicent - all living in 1334. Children: (Quick Family Chart)i. William Mainwaring was born in 1316 in Over-Peover, Cheshire, England and died in 1364. See #12. below.
----- Twelth Generation -----12.William Mainwaring
- was born in 1316 in Over-Peover, Cheshire, England and died in 1364. He was the son of William Mainwaring
and Mary Davenport
William married Joan Praers. Joan was born of Bradiley, near Natwich.
Joan - Willaim and Joan, had a son WIlliam who died in 1410.
Then William married Elizabeth Leycester
Elizabeth - - William and Elizabeth had 5 sons - John, Randle
, Alan and Richard. Also, three daughters, Emma, wife of RIchard Wnnungton; Ellen, wife of Raufe Vernon; and Joan, wife of William Leigh of Baggiley. John died in 1399. (Sources: - 1) Children with Elizabeth Leycester (Quick Family Chart)i. Randle Mainwaring was born about 1367 in Over-Peover, Cheshire, England and died in 1456 and was buried in Peover. See #13. below.
----- Thirteenth Generation -----13.Randle Mainwaring
- was born about 1367 in Over-Peover, Cheshire, England and died in 1456 and was buried in Peover. He was the son of William Mainwaring and Elizabeth Leycester.
married Margery Venables in 1391
. She is the daughter of Hugh Venables
Margery - was the Widow of Richard Buckley of Chedill, in Cheshire (Sources: - 1)
Randle - succeeded to the family estates after the death of his brother John, entered the service of King Henry IV, and, as a result of an attachment to the court of the Earl of Chester, was in 1405 granted for life the office of Equitator of the Forest of Mara and Mondrem, which then included much of the Hundred of Nantwich and all of Edisbury. Then, when the Earl succeeded as King Henry V, Randle was granted two parts of the serjeanty of Macclesfield during the minority of John Davenport, whose family held the hereditary serjeanty. Children: (Quick Family Chart)i. William Mainwaring was born in 1396 in Over-Peover, Cheshire, England and died in 1499. See #14. below.
----- Fourteenth Generation -----14.William Mainwaring
- was born in 1396 in Over-Peover, Cheshire, England and died in 1499. He was the son of Randle Mainwaring and Margery Venables.
William married Margaret Warren
. Margaret was born about 1400, lived in Ightfield, Shropshire, England. She is the daughter of John Warren and Matilda Cheney. Children: (Quick Family Chart
)i. Thomas Mainwaring was born about 1450 in Ightfield, SW of Whitchurch, Shropshire, England and died in 1508. See #15. below.
----- Fifteenth Generation -----15.Thomas Mainwaring - was born about 1450 in Ightfield, SW of Whitchurch, Shropshire, England and died in 1508. He was the son of William Mainwaring and Margaret Warren.
Thomas married Jane Sutton. Jane was born about 1434, lived in Dudley Castle, Staffordshire, England. She is the daughter of Sir John de Sutton VI and Elizabeth Berkeley.
Thomas - was tenant of two copyhold estates in Edstaston and Cotton (in Wem parish), county Salop.
We descend from both his daughter Cicely and his son Sir John. Children: (Quick Family Chart)i. Cicely Mainwaring was born about 1469 and died before 1516 in Cotton, Shropshire, England.
Cicely married John Cotton. John was born about 1465 in Cotton, Shropshire, England. He is the son of William de Coton and Agnes Younge.
See de Coton family for children.
ii. Sir John Mainwaring was born about 1478. See #16. below. ----- Sixteenth Generation -----16.Sir John Mainwaring - was born about 1478. He is the son of Thomas Mainwaring and Jane Sutton.
Sir John married Joan Lacon. She is the daughter of Sir Richard Lacon and Margery Horde.
Sir John - was among those who entered France on June 16, 1513; he was captain in the army of King Henry VIII and was knighted at Lille. He was the heir of his uncle George Mainwaring. Children: (Quick Family Chart)i. Sir Richard Mainwaring died on 30 Sep 1558 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. See #17. below.
----- Seventeenth Generation -----17.Sir Richard Mainwaring - died on 30 Sep 1558 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. He was the son of Sir John Mainwaring and Joan Lacon.
Sir Richard married Dorothy Corbet. Dorothy was born about 1511. She is the daughter of Sir Robert Corbet and Elizabeth Vernon. Children: (Quick Family Chart
)i. Sir Arthur Mainwaring was born about 1520 in Ightfield, SW of Whitchurch, Shropshire, England and died on 4 Sep 1590 in England. See #18. below.
----- Eighteenth Generation -----18.Sir Arthur Mainwaring - was born about 1520 in Ightfield, SW of Whitchurch, Shropshire, England and died on 4 Sep 1590 in England. He was the son of Sir Richard Mainwaring and Dorothy Corbet.
Sir Arthur married Margaret Mainwaring in 1540 in England. Margaret was born about 1521 in Over Peover, Cheshire, England. She was the daughter of Randall Mainwaring and Elizabeth Brereton. She died before 1591 in Over Peover, Cheshire, England.
Sir Arthur - - of Ightfield Children: (Quick Family Chart)i. Mary Mainwaring was born about 1541 in Lightfield, Stropshire, England and died before 2 Jun 1578.
Mary married Richard Cotton. Richard was born in 1539 in Stoke, Warwick, England. He was the son of Sir George Cotton and Mary Onley. He died on 14 Jun 1602 in Stoke, Warwick, England.
See de Coton family for children.
Another version of the above... Arnold
The following information on my early Mainwaring ancestors is summarized from the book "Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell" by Carl Boyer, 3rd.
01. Randulfus was lord of various towns in Cheshire and Norfolk, England, at the time of the Domesday survey in 1086.
02. Roger Mesnilwarin, son of Randulfus, gave Plumley to Chester Abbey, England before 1119.
03. William Mesnilwaren, son of Roger, was a witness to his father's grant of Plumley to Chester Abbey in 1119, with his brother Randle, who was listed in William's place in the pedigree in Rylands' edition of the Visitation of Cheshire.
04. Roger Le Mesnilwarin, son of William gave one third of Nether Tabley to Chester Abbey in the time of Henry II. He married Ellen.
05. Sir Ralph Le Mesnilwarin, son of Roger married Amicia De Meschines
06. Sir Roger Mainwaring, son of Ralph. His spouse is unknown. He was knight, Lord of Warmincham, Cheshire, ENgland and flourished during the reign of King Henry III, which was from 1216 to 1272.
07. Sir William Mainwaring, son of Roger received Over Peover, Cheshire by gift from his father during the reign of King Henry III, which was from 1216 to 1272, as appeared by a charter transcribed by Sir Thomas Mainwaring in 1666. He died in 1248. His spouse is unknown.
08. William Mainwaring, son of William was living in 1285. He married Agnes De Aderne.
09. Roger Mainwaring, son of William and Agnes died before his father. He married Christian De Birtles.
10. William Mainwaring, son of Roger and Christian married Mary Davenport daughter of Henry Davenport. He died between 1338-1350.
11. William Mainwaring, "The Elder", son of William and Mary was living in 1326. He married (1) Joan by whom he had William who succeeded him; (2) Elizabeth Leycester in 1350, the daughter of Nicholas Leycester and Mary Mobberly. He died in 1364.
12. Randle Mainwaring, son of William and Elizabeth was born abt. 1367 in Over-Peover, Cheshire, England. He married Margery Venables in 1391, the daughter of Hugh and Margery Cotton. He succeeded to the family estates after the death of his brother John, entered the service of King henry IV, and, as a result of an attachment to the court of the Earl of Chester, was in 1405 granted for life the office of Equitator of the Forest of Mara and Mondrem, which tne included much of the Hundred of Nantwich and all of Edisbury. Then, when the Earl succeeded as King Henry V, Randle was granted two parts of the serjeanty of Macclesfield during the minority of John Davenport, whose family held the hereditary serjeanty. Randle died in 1456.
This is the Over Peover line, descending from Randle
13. Sir John Mainwaring, son of Randle married Margaret Delves. King Henry VI sent him a letter commanding him to deliver to Lord Stanley (his second wife's uncle), persons in custody at the castle at Chester, including Thomas and John Nevill (sons of the Earl of Salisbury), Sir Thomas Harrington of Hornby, his son James Harrington of Brierly, Raufe Rokeby, Thomas Ashton and Robert Evereus, esquires.
14. William Mainwaring, son of John married Ellen Butler, a sister to John Butler of Bewsey night Warrington in Lancashire, and daughter of Sir John Butler. William died in the lifetime of his father.
15. John Mainwaring, of Over Peover, Cheshire, England, son of William and Ellen married Maud Legh, a widow and daughter of Robert Legh and Isabel Stanley. He died on July 8, 1495.
16. Sir John Mainwaring, Knight, of Over Peover, Cheshire, son of John and Maud was born abt 1471. He Married Katherine Honford. John died in March of 1515/16. His alabaster monument is a representation of a knight in plate armor, with his wife by his side, and over their legs and knees is a scroll depicting their fivteen children.
17. Sir Randall Mainwaring, son of John and Katherine was born abt 1495 and died September 6, 1557. He married (1) Elizabeth Brereton
18. Margaret Mainwaring, son of Randall and Elizabeth married Authur Mainwaring of Ightfield (#17 below).
This is the Ightfield line, descending from Randle :
13. William Mainwaring, "the Good", of Ightfield, Shropshire, England, son of Randle and Margery was born abt. 1396 in Over-Peover, Cheshire, England. He married Margaret Warren, daughter of John Warren and Matilda Cheney. William died in 1499.
14. Thomas Mainwaring, son of William and Margaret was born abt. 1450 in Ightfield, Shropshire, England. He married Jane De Sutton, daughter of Sir John De Sutton and Elizabeth Berkeley. He was tenant of two copyhold estates in Edstaston and Cotton (in Wem parish), county Salop. Thomas died in 1508. I also descend from their daughter Cicely Mainwaring who married John Cotton.
15. Sir John Mainwaring, son of Thomas and Jane was born abt. 1478. He married Joan Lacon, daughter of Sir Richard Lacon and Margery Horde. He was among those who entered France on June 16, 1513; he was captain in the army of King Henry VIII and was knighted at Lille. He was the heir of his uncle George Mainwaring.
16. Sir Richard Mainwaring, Knight, of Ightfield, Shropshire, son of John and Joan married Dorothy Corbet, daughter of Sir Robert Corbet and Elizabeth Vernon. He was knighted by September 28, 1536, when he took a lease from John, late Abbott, and the convent of St. Mary, Combermere, Chester. He served as Commissioner of Peace in May 1538, was among the knights who welcomed Anne of Cleves to England on January 3, 1539/40, and served as Sheriff of Shropshire in 1544 and at other times. He died on September 30, 1558 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.
17. Sir Arthur Mainwaring, son of Richard and Dorothy married (#18 above) Margaret Mainwaring, daughter of Randall and Elizabeth Brereton. Knighted at Berwick by John, Earl of Warwick, Lieutenant of the King's Army, in 1547 he was probably engaged in the campaign which led to the battle of Pinkie. He was Member of Parliament for Shropshire in 1558, Commissioner of Peace in 1561/2, and Sheriff in 1563 and 1577. In 1577 he was a member of the Royal Commission of Musters, responsible for seeing that all the men of Shropshire aged between 16 and 60 were "armed, trained and inspected."
18. Mary Mainwaring, daughter of Arthur and Margaret was born abt. 1541 in Ightfield, Shropshire, England. She married Richard Cotton on January 6, 1559/60. I descend from their daughter Frances Cotton who married George Abell.
Surnames that married into my Mainwaring family
DE ADERNEDE BIRTLESDELVES
DE SUTTONHONFORDLACONLEGH LEYCESTER
Over Peover- the Mainwarings St. Lawrence, Over Peover
Over Peover is sometimes called Peover Superior. Sir Peter Leicester in his Historical Antiquities of 1673, states that the church was a daughter chapel to Rostherne. He believed that it was built in the reign of Edward III (1327-1377) but did not find any monuments earlier than the reign of Henry VI (1422-1461). The tower was built of brick in 1739 and the nave and chancel were rebuilt in brick by William Turner in 1811. The two Mainwaring chapels, built of stone, were preserved. In the South Chapel there are alabaster effigies of Randle Mainwaring and his wife, Margery. He died in 1456 and it is possible that the chapel was built either by Randle or by his widow. Margery was the daughter of Hugh Venables, Baron of Kinderton. The North Chapel was built in 1648 by Ellen the widow of Philip Mainwaring to house his monument. Ellen, who was the daughter of Edward Minshull of Stoke near Nantwich lived until 1656. The incumbents of St. Lawrence have been recorded since 1556.
To the left of the path leading to the church door is a sad gravestone in the form of a cross that records the murder of a young man aged 19 in 1873. He was said to be killed during the course of his duty and may have been a gamekeeper. The memorial reads as follows and beneath is a twelve line verse that appears to have been written specifically for the occasion.
"Sacred to the Memory of Arthur Barnard who died January 13 1873, aged 19 years from a gunshot wound by an unmerciful hand whilst in the execution of his duty in higher Peover Woods."
Near the entrance to the church is an unusual sun-dial which records in an inscription above the clock faces the latitude and longitude of a shipwreck in December 1717.
Peover Hall was open to the public on Monday afternoons from May to September in 2001, except for Bank Holidays. There is a small pamphlet available for visitors to the house and a reprint of an article from The Field magazine of 1985 by Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd.
The Mainwarings held this manor from the time of the Norman Conquest. The current house was built by Sir Randle Mainwaring in 1585 and had a Georgian extension built by Sir Henry Mainwaring, the last male heir. Following the change of ownership to Thomas Wettenhall, who took the name of Mainwaring in 1797, the house continued in that family until 1919. It was then sold to John Peel, the son of a Manchester cotton merchant who sold it in 1940 to Mr. Harry Brooks, a furniture manufacturer. During the war it was requisitioned for army use and became the headquarters for General Patton prior to D-Day. It was not released again to its owner until 1950 by which time it was in a poor condition. The 18th century wing was demolished in 1964 and a new facade erected to match the Elizabethan brickwork. This is shown at the extreme right of my picture from the East.
There is a well-known picture by Van Dyck of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, with Sir Philip Mainwaring, painted about 1639/40. Sir Philip (1589 - 1661) was a younger brother of Sir Randle (the younger) at Peover. Sir Randle died in 1632 and his eldest son, also a Philip, died in 1647. The original picture was on display at the Van Dyck Exhibition at the Royal Academy in the late 1990s; it was loaned by the trustees of the Rt. Hon. Olive, Countess Fitzwilliam. A copy can be seen at Weston Park, the former home of the Earls of Bradford, and a further copy is at Peover Hall. It was commissioned by the sitter, Thomas Wentworth, created Baron Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse in July 1628, Viscount Wentworth in December 1628, Baron Raby and Earl of Strafford in 1640. He was beheaded in 1641, sacrificed by Charles I to his enemies despite loyal service to the King. Sir Philip Mainwaring described as being Strafford's private secretary, was in effect Strafford's Secretary of State for Ireland. He was knighted in 1636.
Arthur Mee's Cheshire, published by Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1938; fourth impression 1950.
The Buildings of England, Cheshire, by Nikolaus Pevsner and Edward Hubbard, Yale University Press, 2003, ISBN 0 300 09588 0
Stuart Raymond, in Cheshire: A Genealogical Bibliography, Vol. 2 includes the following sources on the Mainwarings:
1. The Mainwarings of Over Peover, a Cheshire Family in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, by J. T. Driver in Journal of the Chester Archaeological and Historical Society, 57, 1974, 27-40
2. A Short History of the Mainwaring Family, by R. Mainwaring Finley, first published by Grifftith, Farran, Okeden and Welsh in 1890, reprinted by Research Publishing in 1976.
3. A Cheshire Feud, by Edward M. Kandel in Coat of Arms, N.S. 37 (109), 1979, 129-33.
4. Mainwaring families of Kermincham, Nantwich, Newton and Peover are covered in a series of short articles in Cheshire Sheaf, 3rd Series, 12, 1917, pp. 79, 27-28, 87 and 44 respectively.
The Mainwarings of Peover
Sir Peter Leicester, in his Historical Antiquities of 1673 tells us that at the time of the Norman Conquest, Ranulphus the supposed ancestor of the Mainwarings occupied Over Peover. Ormerod in his The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, gives an extensive pedigree of the family from which the following has been taken from the middle of the 17th century onwards. The last male heir was Sir Henry Mainwaring who inherited at birth in 1726 as both his uncle and father had died earlier that year. Sir Henry was responsible for the Georgian extension to the house.
1. Sir Randolph Mainwaring of Pever, Knight died 1632.
Jane daughter of Sir Thomas Smith of Hough, Knight. Children were Philip, George, Elizabeth and Anne Margaret.
2. Philip Mainwaring, died 10 December 1647
Ellen daughter of Edward Minshull of Stoke in Cheshire. Children were Randle and Philip who died in infancy then Sir Thomas see below, Edmund, George and Philip, who all died in infancy, and Edward (who married Frances daughter of Sir Peter Holford of Newbrooke in Cheshire), and Jane who died infancy. It was Ellen who built the stables for her son, Thomas, around 1653 to 1656. She died in 1656.
3. Sir Thomas Mainwaring of Peover Bart., aged 40 by 10 September 1663. Thomas was Sheriff of Chester in 1657, towards the end of the Protectorate, and got his baronetcy in November 1660 which was after the Restoration.
Mary daughter of Sir Henry Delves of Duddington in Cheshire. Married 26 May 1642, died 1 March 1670, buried Over Peover. They had six sons and six daughters of whom we follow only John. Children noted in 1663 and recorded in the Ashmolean manuscript were Philip, Thomas, Randle and Henry who all died young, John son and heir who was 7 in 1663, William aged 5, Mary and Ellen who died young, Eliz aged 11, Anne aged 9 and Katherine aged 1
4. Sir John Mainwaring, Bart., of Over Peover, 4th son and heir, born 8 May 1656, became an MP, died 4 November 1702 and buried at Over Peover.
Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Roger Whitley of Peel in Cheshire, married 28 September 1676. She died 4 November 1719 and was buried at Over Peover. They had five sons, four of whom died young or without issue, and two daughters.
5. Sir Thomas Mainwaring of Baddiley, Bart., born Peel 7 August 1681 and died without issue on 20 September 1726. The estate then passed via his late brother Henry to his son.
5. Henry Mainwaring of Over Peover, born 3 August 1686, married 26 July 1725 and died 1 July 1726.
Diana daughter of William Blackett, Esq., died 2 May 1737.
6. Sir Henry Mainwaring of Over Peover, Bart., posthumous son, born 7 November 1726. He died unmarried on 6 April 1797 and was buried at Over Peover. He was responsible for the Georgian wing of the house, which has now been demolished.
Henry was the last of the male line of the Mainwarings. The estate then passed to his uterine half brother as his mother had married a second time as shown below. This family is not descended from Sir Thomas Mainwaring but is shown with matching generation numbers.
5. Diana, daughter of William Blackett, Esq., died 2 May 1737, 1st husband Henry Mainwaring.+ 2nd husband, Thomas Wettenhall, clerk, rector of Walthamstow, born 1708, died 1776. This union led to one son, Thomas, and a daughter, who died young.
6.Thomas Wettenhall, born 26 November 1736, assumed the name and arms of Mainwaring by the will of his uterine half-brother. He died 4 July 1798 and was buried at Over Peover.
Catherine, the daughter of William Watkis, Esq. of Nantwich on 21 June 1781. They had three sons and three daughters. We follow the eldest son.
7. Sir Henry Mainwaring Mainwaring of Over Peover, Bart., born 25 April 1782. The baronetcy was re-created for him on 26 May 1804. He was Sheriff of Cheshire in 1806 and died 11 January 1860. The baronetcy died out in 1934. + Sophia, the daughter of Sir Richard Cotton of Combermere, baptised 29 December 1803 and died 1838.
Notes on Some Branches of the Mainwaring Family in the 17th Century
The following notes are taken from a series of short articles in Cheshire Sheaf, 3rd Series, 12, 1915, pages 27, 44, 79 and 87. They deal with the Mainwaring family and come from manuscripts in the Ashmolean Collection at the Bodleian Library. They are believed to have been taken from the Visitation of the Heralds in 1663-4, carried out in Cheshire by Dugdale. The dates given for ages do not indicate birthdays; they are presumed to be the date on which the information was collected by the herald. The information on the Mainwarings of Peover (MS Ashmole 836 page 701) in this series of articles has been incorporated into the tree shown above.
1. Mainwaring of Nantwich. (In MS Ashmole 836 p. 699 and Ormerod iii 440.
According to Ormerod, two branches of the Mainwaring family settled in Nantwich, one being descended from William Mainwaring the fifth son of Ralph Mainwaring of Carincham (Kermincham). However, this source does not give the family tree, only a reference to Harlean Manuscript 1535.
Note that Carincham is the old form of Kermincham, where there was formerly Kermincham Hall, now demolished. The property currently named Kermincham Hall is actually on the site of the old Lodge. The document in the Ashmolean collection was signed by George Mainwaring, who must have been the informant. In some documents the surname is given as Manwaring and in others as Mainwaring.
1. Randall Manwaring of Carincham Esqr.
2. Hugh was the 7th son of Randall.
3. John Manwaring of Namptwich
4. Hugh Manwaring of Namptwich died 1621 who married Margery Wilks of Namptwich first wife by whom he had Ann, wife of John Delves of Namptwich, who died 1636. Hugh then married Jone Broughton of Marquewheele in Derbyshire, by whom he had George. He married thirdly Elizabeth Davenport.
5. George Mainwaring of Namptwich aged 56 on 11 September 1663. He married Margaret, daughter of Edw: Owen of Plasitha in Denbigh.
6. Hugh Mainwaring son and heir aged 31 on 11 September 1663.
The article also mentions that on a tablet fixed to the rood loft of Nantwich is the following inscription, which most family historians can only dream of finding.
Here lyeth the body of Anne late wife to John Delves, gentleman by whom she had issue 3 sons and 3 daughters, wich Anne was daughter of Hugh Manwaring, the son of John Manwaring, who immediately descended from Hugh the 7th son of Randle Manwaring of Calingham Esq., She finished her mortal course 13 February 1636 aged 41.
2. Mainwaring of Kermincham (In MS Ashmole 846, folio 42b and 43. and Omerod iii, page 80)
The Mainwaring of Kermincham line derives from that of Peover. Ralphe le Maynwarynge of Kermincham was the third son of Randle Maynwarynge of Over Peover in the time of Henry VI and purchased Kermincham in 1444. We pick up the family tree in the early 17th century to show those living in the period of the English Civil War.
The male line died out with Roger Mainwaring in generation 7 in 1783 and his uncle, John, in generation 6, who died the following year. Subsequently, the third son of John's niece, Catherine Uniacke, and her husband, John Robert Parker, assumed the name of Mainwaring. In Ormerod the surname is given as Manwaring.
1. Henry Mainwaring of Carincham in Cheshire, Esq., died 1637. (Ormerod says 1639) He was the eldest of four sons of Henry Mainwaring (buried 2 April 1617 at Swettenham) and his wife Elizabeth daughter of Kenelme Dygby of Stoke in County Rutland. Elizabeth was buried at Swettenham in 1624.
1st wife, Mary daughter to Anth: Kinnardsley of Loxley in Staffs, Esq.
2. Henry Mainwaring of Carincham, Esq. aged 56 on 14 September 1663. This is the Henry who was a Colonel in the Parliamentary army and who signed the Peace of Bunbury.
Frances sister and co-heiress of Sir Edward Fitton of Gawsworth, Baronet of Gawsworth.
3. Roger Mainwaring died in the lifetime of his father in 1660,
Sarah dau of Randall Ashenhurst of Ashenhurst in Staffs. She was buried at Goosetry, February 15, 1653. Children mentioned in 1663, were Roger and four daughters, Frances, Elizab, Anne and Sarah.
4. Roger aged 14 in 1663, Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire in 1695.
Mary Weyman or Wileman of Nottingham.
5. Roger Mainwaring of Kermincham, baptised Swettenham, 19 June 1673, Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire in 1714/15, died 22 July 1752 and buried at Swettenham.
1st wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Joshua Ratcliffe of Todmorden, buried 24 August 1730 at Swettenham.
6. Radcliffe Mainwaring, born 14 July and baptised 3 August 1692 at Swettenham, died without issue.
6. James Mainwaring, second son, baptised 27 September 1694, died before his father.
Margaret Swettenham of Swettenham.
7. Roger Mainwaring, only son, the grandson and heir expectant of Roger in 1743, died without issue on 6 May 1783. He had married Mary Elizabeth, only daughter of Sir Wm. Dudley of Clapton in Northamptonshire. With him the male line ended.
6. George Mainwaring, baptised 22 March 1695/6 at Swettenham, died unmarried and buried Swettenham, 13 March 1729/30
6. Edward Mainwaring, baptised 29 September 1699 at Swettenham and died unmarried.
6. Henry Mainwaring, died unmarried and buried at Swettenham 8 March 1731/2
6. Robert Mainwaring, died unmarried and buried at Swettenham on 30 January 1733/4.
6. Randle Mainwaring died unmarried.
6. Catherine (1691)
6. Mary (1697)
6. Elizabeth, (1701)
2nd wife of Roger, Frances Potts of Moston Cheshire, died 11 December 1774, buried at Warmincham and removed to Swettenham.
6. John Mainwaring of Kermincham, only surviving son in 1743, baptised 1 December 1734 at Swettenham and buried there on 3 June 1784.
Sarah Oakes of Woodhill in Shropshire
7. Elizabeth Mainwaring who married John Furnival of Sandbach and had issue.
6. Frances Mainwaring (1733-1786)
John Uniacke of Cottage, Youghall in County Cork.
7. John Mainwaring Uniacke of Kermincham, only son and heir, born 6 January 1762, baptised at Goosetrey on 6 January 1775 aged 13 and living in Chester in 1817.
Mary, daughter of Rev. Dixie Blundell, DD, Dean of St. Patrick's in Dublin. They had two children, John aged 14 in 1809 and Mary aged 13 in that year.
7. Frances, wife of Henry Turner of Kensington, still living in 1809
7. Catherine eldest daughter of John Uniacke, married 15 July 1779 and living in 1809.
John Robert Parker of Green Park in Youghall. They had children John, Henry, Roger, Elizabeth, Penelope, Katherine, Mary, Sarah, Richard, Thomas and Frances. The third son Roger Mainwaring Parker, became Roger Mainwaring Mainwaring, born 1794 and assumed the name Mainwaring by sign manual on 6 January 1809.
6. Mary Mainwaring, died 1808
6. Catherine Mainwaring.
5. Charles Mainwaring, second son, baptised Swettenham, 30 June 1675 and died without issue.
4. Also daughters Frances, Elizabeth, Anne and Sarah.
3. Peter, died 1664 without issue.
3. Edward, vicar of Widdenbury (Wibunbury), living 1666, married Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Hertstongue of Westmorland.
3. Mary, Anne and Jane died young.
2. Anthony Mainwaring of Cotton in Staffs, died 1657.
1st wife, Anne daughter and heir of Thomas Venables of Coton near Tamworth.
2nd wife of Anthony, Anne daughter of Peter Mainwaring of Smalewood in Cheshire
3. Henry aged 22 on 14 September 1663.
2. Arthur, died without issue (not mentioned in Ormerod)
2. Roger, died without issue.
2. Philip Mainwaring (not mentioned in Ormerod)
Mary daughter of Sir John Millard of Islington in Middlesex, Knight
3. Philip Mainwaring aged 21 on 4 September 1663 and Frances.
2. Mary, who became wife of Henry Hardware of Peele near Tarvin in Cheshire.
2nd wife of Henry was Felilcia daughter of Thomas Baskerville of Withington.
2. Elizabeth died as a child.
2. Peter Mainwaring, Barester of Grayes Inn (sic). and living in 1666.
2. Samuel Mainwaring, illegitimate son, died in infancy.
2. Philemon Mainwaring, illegitimate son of Henry Mainwaring, who married the daughter of Tho: Parsons of Macclesfield and had a son Philemon.
2. Hugh Mainwaring, illegitimate son of Henry Mainwaring, who died in his youth.
William Mainwaring, son and heir of William, was married twice. His first wife was Joan, daughter and coheir of William Praers of Baddiley, near Nantwhich, by whom he had a son named William.
His second wife, was Elizabeth daughter of Nicholas Leycester, and sister of John Leycester of Nether Tabley. Their sons were John, Randle, both who became lords of Over-Peover, Thomas, Alan and Richard, all living in Edward III when their father died. Their daughters were Emme, married to Richard Wynnington, son and heir of a father by the same name; Ellen, married Raufe son and heir to Raufe, son of Richard de Vernon of Shibrok, Cheshire; and Joan, who married William Legh of Baggiley, Edward (1359). She was only five years old at the time, and died before they could have issue.
~George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol I, p. 478