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LANGE, Paul David (b. --Not Shown--)

Note: 16 Naomi Dr, E. Hartford, CT
Note: born 4:19am, 8lbs, 5oz
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COTTON, George (b. ABT 1505, d. 25 MAR 1545)
Note: SIR GEORGE COTTON, Knight., was born at Cotton, co. Salop about 1505 and died at Combermere, co. Chester, 25 Mar. 1545. He was granted Combermere by King Henry VIII. He married before 11 Nov. 1537, MARY ONLEY, daughter of JOHN ONLEY. She died at Combermere 14 Mar. 1559/60. The Cottons of Combermere rose to great heights in the reign of Henry VIII, and this was due in a measure to the alliances with these other families by marriage. George Cotton was knighted by Henry VIII and was the grantee of Combermere. Sir George Cotton, Knight, and Esquire of the Body to Henry VIII, and knighted by him, grantee of Combermere in 32 year of Henry VIII, including the monastery, with its church, belltower, Lake of Combermere and the cemetery, all by the King's letters patent. In this grant were lands called Dodcote in County Salop, Cliffe and Hales in Drayton, Erdlet Grange in Staffordshire, Wincell Grange in County Cheshire and Cotes Grange in Derbyshire. His wife Mary died March 13, 1560. She was daughter of John Onley, of Catesby, Northampton.

Source: Ancestors of American Presidents - (1989) p. 296

Source: The Genealogist, vol. 5, pg. 158-171, by Neil D.Thompson, F.A.S.G

Source: The Abell Family In America, pg. 36, 38

Source: Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith

Source: AFN: HF3T-05

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ONLEY, Mary (b. 1517, d. 13 MAR 1560)
Note: A sister to John Onley, of Catesby, co. Northampton.

Source: Ancestors of American Presidents - (1989) p. 296

Source: The Abell Family In America, pg. 36,38

Source: Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith- Metcalf's History of Northampton, pp. 38 and 121. - Harleian Soc. Pub., Vol. 29, p. 403.

Source: AFN: HF3T-1B

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COTTON, John (b. ABT 1465, d. WFT Est. 1517-1556)
Note: Source: Ancestors of American Presidents - (1989) p. 294

Source: The Genealogist, vol. 5, pg. 158-171, by Neil D. Thompson, F.A.S.G

Source: The Abell Family In America, pg. 36

Source: Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, pg. 266

Source: AFN: HF3T-9P

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MAINWARING, Cicely (b. ABT 1470, d. BEF 1516)
Note: Source: Ancestors of American Presidents - (1989) p. 294

Source: The Genealogist, vol. 5, pg. 158-171, by Neil D. Thompson, F.A.S.G.

Source: The Abell Family In America, pg. 36

Source: Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, pg. 266

Source: Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth Century Colonists

Source: AFN: HF3T-9P

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MAINWARING, Thomas (b. ABT 1450, d. 1508)
Note: He was a tenant of two copyhold estates in Edstaston and Cotton (Wem Parish), co Salop.

SOURCE: Gen. 1- 5, The Genealogist, vol. 5, pg. 158-171, by Neil D.Thompson, F.A.S.G.

Ancestors of American Presidents - (1989) p. 293.

The Abell Family In America, pg. 384.

AFN: HRNW-NB

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DE SUTTON, Jane (b. ABT 1455, d. ?)
Note: Source: Ancestors of American Presidents - (1989) p. 294

Source: The Genealogist, vol. 5, pg. 158-171, by Neil D. Thompson, F.A.S.G.

Source: The Abell Family In America, pg. 38

Source: AFN: 8JQX-Q9

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SUTTON, John (b. 25 DEC 1400, d. 30 SEP 1487)
Note: Sir John Sutton, Lord Dudley, aged 5 years in 8 of Henry IV, 1407. He was summoned to Parliament from 8 of Henry VI 1430, to 22 of Edward IV 1475, when he died. He had the honor of bearing the standard at the funeral of Henry V. In 1428 he was Treasurer of the Household and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. In 26 of Henry VI, in considerationof his services, he received a grant of an annuity issuing out of the part of the customs of London, and being one of the King's Counsel he was sent as an ambassador to the Duke of Brittany and later to the Duke of Burgandy. Toward the end of the reign his services were rewarded with the Order of the Garter about 1459. He was wounded at the battle of Bloreheath and for this he received several honourable trusts and offices from his sovereign. He was summoned to Parliament from 18 of Henry VI, 1440, to 3 of Henry VII, 1485, but this is not clear, as the different books give his grandson John for part of this time. Sir John Sutton married Elizabeth Berkeley, daughter of Sir John Berkeley of Beverstone, County Gloucester, by his first wife Elizabeth, daughter of Si rJohn Bettishorne. She died shortly before Dec. 8, 1478, and was buried in St. James Priory, Dudley. He died Sept. 30, 1487, in his 87th year. They had children: Edmund, married Joyce Tiptoft, who died in the lifetime of his father, and his son John succeeded his grandfather. John, who assumed the name of Dudley, Wm. Bishop of Durham, and three daughters, Margaret, Eleanor and Jane.

Source: Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith

John Sutton was eldest son and heir. He served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1428 to 1430, was summoned to Parliament by writ as "Johanni de Sutton de Duddeley militi" from 02-15-1440 to 09-1485, served in the wars in France, was made Knight of the Garter by 04-23-1459, was Constable of the Tower of London in 1473.... He and Elizabeth married after 1422. From his younger son John Dudley of Atherington, Sussex, descend the earls of Warwick and of Leicester of the Dudley family. John is the 1st Baron Dudley.

Source: Ancestors of American Presidents - (1989) p. 160,294

Source: The Abell Family In America, pg. 38

Source: Faris, D. "Plantagenet Ancestory of Seventeenth-Century Colonists" pp.91.

Source: Cokayne, G.E. "Dudley or Sutton of Dudley" in "The Complete Peerage" Vol. IV, pp.479-480.

Source: Weis, F.L. "Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700" line 81.

Source: AFN: 8JQX-J8

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BERKELEY, Elizabeth (b. ABT 1400, d. 8 DEC 1478)
Note: She died before 1479. John m. (2) Lady Eleanor Holland, daughter of Thomas Holland, Earl of Kent, and widow of Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March. Elizabeth m. (1) Edward Charlton, Lord Powys, and was a widow when she m. John Sutton. Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith lists the following references:- Generations 20-36. Berkeley 1-17.- Collins' Peerage of England, Vol. 3, pp. 591-605.- Burke's Dormant and Extinct Peerage (1866), pp. 43-44.- Cokanye's Complete Peerage, Vol. 3, pp. 123-130. - Edmondson's Baronagium Genealogicum, Vol. 2, p. 151.- Ormerod's Hist. of Cheshire, Vol. 2, p. 333; Vol. 3, pp.210-211-212.

Other Sources:Ancestors of American Presidents - (1989) p. 160, 294

The Abell Family In America, pg. 38

Faris, D. "Plantagenet Ancestory of Seventeenth-CenturyColonists" pp. 91.

Cokayne, G.E. "Dudley or Sutton of Dudley" in "The Complete Peerage" Vol. IV, pp.479-480.

Weis, F. L. "Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700" line 81.

AFN: 8JQX-KF

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SUTTON, John (b. ABT 1378, d. 14 AUG 1406)
Note: John was a knight and of Dudley Castle. He was 21 when the post-mortem inquisition was held of great-grandmother Isabella - at this time the lands and Castle were restored to him. He now held the manors of Sedgley, Kinswinford and Rowley-Somery in Staffordshire, and also Himleyand Over Penn in the same county, attached to Dudley Castle. He also held lands in Tipton and the manor of Prestwood in the forest of Kinver.

Source: Ancestors of American Presidents - (1989) p. 160,294

Source: The Abell Family In America, pg. 38

Sir John Sutton, 3rd Baron Dudley, who married 1st Alice,daughter of Philip de Spenser, and 2nd Constance, daughter of Sir Walter Blount, Knight, of Barton,County Derby and Belton, County Rutland. (See No. 11 Blount line.) He died 1407.

Source: Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, p. 288

Source: AFN: GHVV-1X

Source: Faris, D. "Plantagenet Ancestory of Seventeenth-Century Colonists" pp. 90.

Source: Cokayne, G.E. "Dudley or Sutton of Dudley" in "The Complete Peerage" Vol. IV, pp.479.

Source: Weis, F.L. "Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700" line 81.

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BLOUNT, Constance (b. 1378, d. 23 SEP 1432)
Note: Source: Ancestors of American Presidents - (1989) p. 160,294

Source: The Abell Family In America, pg. 38

Source: AFN: 979Z-LS

According to "Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith", Constance (Constantia) was evidentially named for the daughter of Peter the Cruel.

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SUTTON, John (b. 1361, d. 29 AUG 1406)
Note: Sir John Sutton, 2nd Baron by writ. The wardship of this nobleman, he being in his minority at his father's death, was granted to Richard, Earl of Arundel, and sold to Sir Philip de Spenser in 5th of Richard II for 300 marks. He married (according to Burke's Dormant and Extinct Peerage) 1stMargaret de Mortimer, but had no issue, and by 2nd wife, Joanna de Clinton, had John, his successor (Joan de Clinton was the daughter of Sir John Clinton, died 1355, and Joan, daughter of Sir Roger Hillary, Knight, son of Sir John Clinton, died 1325,and his wife Alice, daughter of Sir Robert Grendon, son of Sir John Clinton [and wife Isabel], brother of James Clinton, who was grandfather of the Petronella Clinton, who married John Woodward of Solihull of County Warwick. You have the Clinton line back of these two brothers, sons of Sir Thomas Clinton, died 1251, and his wife Mazera, daughter and heir of James de Desege of Badwley, son of Osbert de Clinton, son of Osbert de Clinton and Margaret de Hatton, son of Osbert Clinton, 2nd son of Renebaldus, who came into England with William the Conquerer, and being seated at Clinton, County Oxen. His issue took the name of Clinton.) By his 2nd wife, Joan or Johanna, Sir John Sutton had sons John and Thomas. He died 1376 and was succeeded by his eldest son, Sir John Sutton.

Source: Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith p. 288

Under age at his father's death, John's wardship and maritagium were granted to the Earl of Arundel, Richard Fitz Alan (q.v.), who sold them in 1382 for 350 marks to Philip le Despencer, Lord of Carlington. [- "The Dudley Genealogies," James Henry Mason (1987), p. 16]

Source: Al MyersSource: Ancestors of American Presidents - (1989) p. 160 (Thissource says John's wife was Jane)

Source: The Abell Family In America, pg. 38

Source: Faris, D. "Plantagenet Ancestory of Seventeenth-Century Colonists" pp.90.

Source: Cokayne, G.E. "Dudley or Sutton of Dudley" in "The Complete Peerage" Vol. IV, pp.479, note e.

Source: AFN: 979Z-1V

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JOAN, (b. , d. ?)
Note: Some trees show Alice Despenser as the wife of John Sutton IV. The following article taken from the soc.genealogy.medievalnewsgroup tells otherwise, as mentioned in "The Genealogist"

Author: Kennwalrus (kennwalrus@@aol.com)
Date: 1998/03/18
Forums: soc.genealogy.medieval

I've just learned, *via* Deja News, that, some six weeks ago, Nat Taylor passed along, in good faith, an old and egregious error of mine, which I'm anxious to correct at once. In an early draft of my notes on the baronial Sutton-Dudleys, which I believe I gave him in 1993 or '4, I stated that John Sutton V (1380-1406) is "said to have x'd {1} Alice le Despenser; dismissed in _TG_ for lack of ev; if so,perhaps a ch x'age, *sans* consummation. X ?{2}, ..."Perfectly correct, except in one howling respect: it's John's FATHER, John Sutton _IV_, who has repeatedly been married off by earlier compilers to Alice le Despenser. John Sutton _V_ married Constance Blount, and --as far as I know -- nobody but me has ever suggested otherwise. It seems that I, like Dugdale, succumbed to confusion over that string of six John Suttons in a row. *Mea maxima culpa* ...Alice le Despenser, if indeed she existed, and if indeed she was affianced to John Sutton IV, was nevertheless not the mother of John Sutton V. His mother was Joan [ ], tentatively identified in *The Genealogist* as an Arundel. (Or a d'Arundel.) A piece of potential evidence as to her identity that noone seems to have commented on is that Humphrey Dudley esq., son --not, as all earlier pedigrees seem to make him, brother -- of John Sutton VI, married in1448 Alianore de Ros, apparently of Hamlake; in order to do so,the couple received a papal dispensation for 3rd and 4th degree consanguinity. Humphrey's ancestry is known in all lines for several generations back, except for Joan [ ]; Alianore's is less well worked out. Even so, a careful comparison of what *is* known of the two _Ahnentafeln_ might considerably narrow

Ancestors of American Presidents - (1989) p. 148 gives Jane ______ as the wife of John, and quotes the book "The Abell Family in America" I have "The Abell Family in America", and it shows Lady Joan Clinton as the wife of John.

Source: AFN: G4KT-5S

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BALDWIN(?), Hannah (b. , d. ?)
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CLIVEDON, Katherine (b. 1310, d. 13 MAR 1385)
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LANGE, Adrienne Louise (b. --Not Shown--)
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DE SUTTON, John (b. 1338, d. 1369)
Note: John m. (2) Joan (Jane), daughter and heir of John Clinton, of Colehill, Warwickshire {widow of Sir John de Mountfort) - she m. (3) by1371 Sir Henry Griffith of Wichnor, Staffordshire. John was of full age s his father's death. He sold parts of Malpas in 1367 and was a knight, serving in the French war in 1369 (dying soon after).

Source: Ancestors of American Presidents - (1989) p. 160

Source: Al Myers

Source: AFN: 979X-JB

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STAFFORD, Katherine (b. ABT 1347, d. DEC 1361)
Note: Katherine died in childbirth. She was about 13 or 14 years old when she died.

Sources: Ancestors of American Presidents - (1989) p. 160

"An Unrecorded Line of Descent from King Edward I of England with Some Early Settled American Descendants"

Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists (David Faris, 1996)

Faris, D. "Plantagenet Ancestory of Seventeenth-Century Colonists" pp.90.

Weis, F.L. "Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700" line 81.

AFN: 8503-2C

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DESTAFFORD, Ralph (b. 24 SEP 1301, d. 31 AUG 1372)
Note: Ralph m. (1) Katherine Hastang - after her death he married (2)Margaret Audley. He "conducted the brilliant defence of Aiguillon against the host of France, fought at Crecy and in the siege of Calais. Chosen a Knight of the Garter at the foundation of the order, he was created earl of Stafford in 1351."{-Encycl.Brit.,`56,21:279} Ralph was Seneschal of Acquitaine and Steward of the Royal Household.

Source: Al Myers-

Per Cokayne's "Complete Peerage" (STAFFORD, pp. 174-177), he had quite an illustrious career. Highlights (in chronological order, but dates omitted for brevity's sake): knight bannerett, served against the Scots, sat in Parliament, with the King in France, at the Battle of Sluys, Steward of the King's Household, temporarily in possession of the Great Seal, took part in the siege of Vannes in Brittany where he was captured then exchanged, was part of a delegation to treat with the Pope, was among those sent to Scotland to raise the siege of Loochmaben, in command of 20 knights in Gascony, was one of the challengers of the Nobles at the tournement at Hereford in 1344, Seneschal of Aquitaine or Gascony where he successfully defended Alguillon against John the son of King Philip of France, fought in the King's division at Crecy, again Seneschal of Gascony, with the king before Calais, part of the peace delegation negotiating with Philip of Valois, was present at the naval battle off Winchelsea, created Earl of Stafford in 1351/2, in1355 he was among the leaders of the King's new expedition against France, in 1360 he was in the vanguard of the army under Henry the Duke of Lancaster and was joint Marshal with Thomas de Beauchamp Earl of Warwick and was executor of Warwick's will, was one of the negotiators at the peace treaty with France in 1360 and over the title to the Duchy of Brittany, in 1369 he again crossed to France with the King. -------------------Shows ancestors of Edward I to Gerald Ford

Source: Ancestors of American Presidents - (1989) p. 160

Source: The Abell Family In America, pg. 38

Source: Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists (David Faris, 1996)

Source: AFN: 8501-BG

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D'AUDLEY, Margaret (b. 1318, d. 7 SEP 1347)
Note: Margaret d'Audley, only daughter and heiress, was aged 18 or 20 when her mother died in 1342,and was then the wife of Ralph Stafford, Baron Stafford, who was summoned to Parliament 1337-1350. This nobleman attaining his majority in 17th of Edward II, 1324, and then doing his homage, had livery of his father's lands, and the next year became a Knight by Bathing, and other sacred ceremonies, had robes, etc., as a banneret, allowed him out of the King's wardrobe for the solemnity; after which he soon became a personage of celebrity in the wars of Edward III, and after many years service to the King he was elected a Knight of the Garter, being one of the original members of that noble order. For his eminent services he was created March 5, 1351, Earl of Stafford, and constituted Lieutenant and Captain General of the Duchy of Aquitaine, in France,and in right of his wife acquired a considerable inheritance, and the Barony of Audley is supposed to have merged with that of Stafford. They had Ralph, Hugh, Beatrice, Joane, Elizabeth and Margaret. Ralph Stafford died Aug. 31, 1372.

Source: Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith

Margaret was born before 1325 and married by 07-06-1336 to Sir Ralph Stafford, K.G.

Source: Ancestors of American Presidents - (1989) p. 160

Source: The Abell Family In America, pg. 38

Source: Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists (David Faris, 1996)

Source: AFN: 8501-CM

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