Barnardiston of Kedington and Brightwell


The first de Barnardiston on record lived in 1189 and had two sons,

1. WILLIAM, of whom presently.
2. Simon, who was father of

Walter de Barnardiston, who lived during the reign of Edward I. He had two sons,

1. Alexander de Walpole, who granted the Manors of Barnardiston and Great Wratting in Suffolk to his 2nd cousins widow, Margery de Willoughby, in 1312 as below.
2. Roger.

The other son,
WILLIAM, lived during the reign of Henry III. He had issue

1. GEOFFREY, of whom presently.
2. Peter de Barnardiston, Knight for the Shire of Suffolk, who obtained Acton in Suffolk by mar. to Margaret, heiress (and probably sister) of Walter son of John de Hodeboville.

The elder son,
GEOFFREY, who lived during the reign of Edward I, obtained the Manor of Kedington by mar. to a dau. and heiress of ROGER de NEWMARCH. They had issue

THOMAS de Barnardiston, of whom presently.
Amicia de Barnardiston.

The son and heir,
THOMAS de BARNARDISTON obtained the Manor of Great Cotes in Lincolnshire by mar. to MARGERY, dau. and heiress of ROBERT de WILLOUGHBY. Thomas died before his wife, who in 1312 was granted the Manors of Barnardiston and Great Wratting by her husbands 2nd cousin, Alexander de Walpole, as noted above. She had issue

1. John de Kedington, who was recorded in the 1327 Lincolnshire Subsidy Roll as residing at Great Cotes. He died and was succeeded by his brother,
2. THOMAS de BARNARDISTON (Sir), of whom presently.
1. Katherine.

The 2nd son,
Sir THOMAS de BARNARDISTON, had a grant of free warren in 1347 in Kedington and Barnardiston in Suffolk, and Great Cotes in Lincs. He served as Knight of the Shire for Lincoln in 1357 and was styled 'Lord of Cotes'  in Palgrave's Parliamentary Writs. He fought in the wars of Edward III and was summoned to attend the king at Roxburgh ca. 1335. He mar. LUCY dau. and heir of ROBERT de HAVERING of Norfolk, and was buried at Kedington, leaving issue

1. Walter de Barnardiston, his heir, who lived during the reign of Richard II. He mar. Frances dau. of Thomas Kingsman, and died in 1396 having had a son,

John de Barnardiston, who lived during the reign of Richard II. He mar. Margery, sister of Sir John Bussey, but died s.p. His widow remarried William Ingham who presented to the rectory of Barnardiston in 1401.

2. THOMAS de BARNARDISTON of whom presently.
3. John de Barnardiston, rector of Great Cotes. He died on the Feast of St.Martin in 1406 and was buried in that church with an inscription on brass.
4. Francis de Barnardiston.

The 2nd son,
THOMAS de BARNARDISTON, mar. JOAN dau and co-heir of Sir WILLIAM FRANKE of Grimsby in Lincolnshire by a dau. and heir of Sir MARMADUKE TUNSTALL, and probably died before 1376, leaving a son,

ROGER de BARNARDISTON. He mar. ISABEL dau. of WILLIAM KELKE of Barnetby in Lincs. She died in 1420 and there is a brass to her memory at Great Cotes. Others say he mar. ELIZABETH dau. of Sir EDMUND PIERREPONT. Roger had issue

1. THOMAS BARNARDISTON, of whom presently.
2. William Barnardiston, who mar. Margery Daly and had issue

i. Edward Barnardiston of Kedington. He mar. Isabella, whose parentage is unknown. His will was dated 24th August 1480.
ii. Henry Barnardiston of Kedington. His will was dated 6th November 1463 and he was buried at Bury St. Edmunds on 16th February 1470.
i. Agnes Barnardiston.

3. Richard Barnardiston.
4. Walter Barnardiston, Rector or Clerk of the Church of Kedington in 1443. He died in 1467.

The eldest son,
THOMAS BARNARDISTON of Great Cotes, mar. ALICE dau. of HENRY VAVASOR of Hazelwood in Yorkshire by MARGERY dau. of Sir WILLIAM
SKIPWITH
of Ormesby in Lines., Chief Justice of England. He died on 25th September 1461 and was bur. in the choir of St.Nicholas at Great Cotes, leaving a son,

  THOMAS BARNARDISTON, who mar. JOAN dau. of Sir THOMAS WATERTON. She died ca. 1481 They had issue,

1. THOMAS BARNARDISTON (Sir), of whom presently.
2. Christopher Barnardiston, executor of his father's will on 21st September 1461.
3. John Barnardiston, Rector of Kedington in 1480.

The eldest son,
Sir THOMAS BARNARDISTON of Kedington, mar. ELIZABETH dau. of GEORGE NEWPORT of Brent Pelham in Hertfordshire by MARGARET dau. of Sir WILLIAM TYRWHITT. He was granted a messuage in Watling Street, London, and the manor of Dollon etc. in Bedfordshire, and Suffolk from the Crown. He died on 29th June 1503 and was bur. with a brass in Great Cotes. His wife, who rebuilt the church roof and had it covered with lead, died in 1526 and was buried at Kedington. They had issue,

1. THOMAS BARNARDISTON (Sir), his heir, of whom later.
2. George Barnardiston of Northill in Bedfordshire. He mar. 1stly Elizabeth dau. and heiress of Thomas Burley of Lynn in Norfolk, and 2ndly a dau. of ? Godfrey, and widow of ? Hatcliffe. He had by his first wife an only son,

John Barnardiston of Northill, who had a grant from the Crown of the Manor of Ickwell in Bedfordshire ca. 1543. Sheriff of Beds. ca. 1576. He mar. Joan dau. of Thomas Mellor of Lynn. She was bur. at Northill on 27th November 1568. He was bur. with his wife on 27th March 1587. They had issue,

(1) George Barnardiston of Northill and Ickwellbury. He mar. Mary dau. of Sir George Perient of Digswell in Herts. He died in 1575. She was bur. at Northill on 15th October 1577 leaving an only son,

Robert Barnardiston of Northill. He mar. Catherine dau. of George Mordaunt of Moulton, 3rd son of John Lord Mordaunt. She was bur. at Northill on 24th September 1594 leaving issue,

{1} Henry Barnardiston of Northill and Gray's Inn. He mar. 1stly on 23rd May 1616 at St.Marys in Bedford Mary dau. and co-heir of Robert Hawes of Bedford. They had issue,

{i}. Robert Barnardiston of Ickwelbury. Baptized at St.Marys, Bedford on 12th July 1621, he mar. Anne dau. of Sir William Vaughan of Terracoed, Carmarthen, and had issue,

[1] George Barnardiston, who mar. Catherine dau. of Francis Tyler of London.
[2] Robert Barnardiston, who mar. a dau. of John Dell.

{ii}. Thomas Barnardiston, baptized at St.Marys, Bedford on 28th December 1624.
{iii}. George Barnardiston, baptized at Henlow in Bedfordshire on 2nd January 1626.
{iv}. Benjamin Barnardiston.
{i}. Margaret Barnardiston, baptized on 13th January 1619. She mar. Philip Clarke of Edmonton in Middlesex.
{ii}. Judith Barnardiston, who mar. (at St.Mary Abchurch, London on 5th May 1647) Gabriel Blister.

Henry Barnardiston mar. 2ndly (at Etton in Yorkshire on 9th June 1635) Elizabeth dau. of Thomas Anlaby of Etton by his 2nd wife Sarah Cressy. He was dead by 1660 leaving further issue by his 2nd wife,

{v}. Anlaby Barnardiston.
{vi}. Henry Barnardiston, baptized at Northill on 19th March 1640. He was a Captain of Foot and Colonel in Sir Walter Vane's Regiment.
{iii}. Catherine Barnardiston, born ca. 1636.

{2} George Barnardiston, a Girdler of London. He was bap. at Northill, and mar. (at St.Anne's, Blackfriars on 14th December 1637) Alice dau. of Robert Erswell of London. He died s.p. His will pr. 10th March 1663.
{3} John Barnardiston of Yielding in Bedfordshire, baptized at Northill on 11th December 1597. He mar. Mary dau. of Thomas Wynn of Warden, and died before 1660 leaving issue 3 daughters,

{i}. Catherine Barnardiston.
{ii}. Margaret Barnardiston.
{iii}. Mary Barnardiston.

{4} Richard Barnardiston of Gray's Inn. He died s.p.
{5} Robert Barnardiston, baptized at Northill on 19th September 1596. His great uncle left him his chambers at Gray's Inn and 50 pounds. He died s.p.
{1} Katherine Barnardiston, wife of the Rev. William Chantrel of Walkington in Yorks. They had issue 2 daus.
{2} Elizabeth Barnardiston, who mar. John son of William Wynch.
{3} Mary Barnardiston, wife of Thomas Bolton of Tottenham High Cross.

(2) Christopher Barnardiston, buried at Northill on 17th February 1593 s.p.
(3) Thomas Barnardiston who died s.p. before 1604.
(4) John Barnardiston, buried at Northill on 1st October 1593 s.p.
(5) Sigismund Barnardiston of Over Caldecot in Bedfordshire. He mar. (at Northill on 15th June 1582) Mary Wynch. They had issue,

(i). George Barnardiston of Gray's Inn. He mar. Margery dau. of William Scott of Coghurst in Kent.
(ii). John Barnardiston.
(i). Elizabeth Barnardiston.
(ii). Martha Barnardiston.

(6) Edward Barnardiston of Beeston near Sandy in Bedfordshire. He died s.p. ca. 1605.
(1) Margaret Barnardiston, who mar. (at Northill on 23rd March 1574) William Fish of Biggleswade.
(2) Susan Barnardiston, who mar. (at St.Helen's, London on 10th September 1576) Henry Skeggs of Eynesbury in Huntingdonshire.
(3) Sarah Barnardiston, who mar. (at Northill on 11th June 1582) John Stukeley.
(4) Elizabeth(?) Barnardiston, who mar. ? Beckett and had issue 3 daus.

3. John Barnardiston, Rector of Kedington in 1506 and of Great Cotes in 1549. He may have mar. Janet, sister of Sir George Cooke. She died ca. 1574. He may have died in 1549 having left a daughter

Margaret Barnardiston, wife of Leo Skipwith (? of Calthorpe). They had issue 3 daus,

(1) Katherine Skipwith.
(2) Margaret Skipwith.
(3) Ursula Skipwith.

4. Edmund Barnardiston of Kedington.
5-8. 4 other sons.
?. Margaret or Christian Barnardiston, 1st wife of Thomas Baron Audley of Walden K.G., Lord Chancellor of England. She died s.p on 23rd January 1538. Lord Audley remarried later that year and subsequently had two daughters. He died on 30th April 1544 and was buried at Saffron Walden (MI).
?. Elizabeth Barnardiston, wife of Sir George FitzWilliam of Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire. He is said to have died (possibly s.p.s.) on 19th September 1536 having had

Elizabeth FitzWilliam, who died on 3rd May 1522.

?. Elizabeth Barnardiston, wife of William Eyre of Great Cressingham in Norfolk, Justice of the Common Pleas. He died on 24th October 1507 and was buried at Great Cressingham.
?. a dau. who mar. ? Jeromy or Jermyn.
?. a dau. who mar. ? Style.
6-7. 2 other daughters, one of whom may have been a nun.

The eldest son,
Sir THOMAS BARNARDISTON of Kedington, Sheriff of Suffolk and Norfolk in 1511, and of Lincoln in 1513, mar. ANNE dau. of Sir THOMAS fitz LUCAS of Saxham Parva in Suffolk, Solicitor-General to Henry VIII, by ELIZABETH dau. of WILLIAM KEMMYS of Newport in Wales. He died in 1542 and was buried in Kedington Church (will pr. 8th November 1542). She died in 1560 and was buried with her husband (will pr. 3rd May 1560). They had issue,

1. THOMAS BARNARDISTON (Sir), his heir, of whom presently.
2. Leonard Barnardiston of Malden in Essex, Rector of Beaumont in Essex in 1543.
3. William Barnardiston, Rector of Langham in Essex in 1543 and of Kedington until 1555.
4. John Barnardiston. He married Elizabeth, and was living in 1560.
1. AGNES BARNARDISTON, 1st wife of WILLIAM AYLOFFE of Brittains in Hornchurch and Great Braxted in Essex, High Sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire. They had several children (see AYLOFFE). His will pr. 7th February 1569.
2. Elizabeth Barnardiston, who mar. 1stly Bartholomew Brokesby of Great Bradley. He was dead by December 1559, at which time she married (as his 4th wife) Francis Clopton of Kedington. He died s.p.
3. Mary Barnardiston, wife of William Strangman of Hadley Castle in Essex.
4. Margaret Barnardiston, living in 1560.
5. Anne Barnardiston, living in 1560.

The eldest son,
Sir THOMAS BARNARDISTON of Great Cotes, was born ca. 1509. He was granted the manors of Great Wratting etc. in Suffolk by Henry VIII. He mar. (in 1538) MARY dau. of Sir EDMUND WALSINGHAM of Scadbury, Lieutenant of the Tower of London, by his 1st wife KATHERINE dau. of JOHN GUNTER of Sothery in Brecknock. Sir Thomas died in 1551 (his will pr. 2nd October 1551). His widow remarried (as his 3rd wife) Francis Clopton of Kedington. Sir Thomas and Mary had issue

1. THOMAS BARNARDISTON (Sir), his heir, of whom presently.
1. Elizabeth Barnardiston, who mar. 1stly John Everard, and 2ndly Sir Charles Framlingham of Crowshall.
2. Anne Barnardiston, wife of William Clopton of Liston Hall in Essex.
3. Hannah Barnardiston, who died unmarried.

 The only son,
Sir THOMAS BARNARDISTON of Great Cotes and Clare Priory in Suffolk (which he purchased in 1596), Patron of the Rectory in 1614, was born ca. 1543 thus under age at his father death and a ward of the King under Sir John Cheeke, tutor to Edward VI, from 1553-7 and after that of Lady Cheeke. He was of Albury in Hertfordshire when he was admitted to the Inner Temple on 18th May 1560, a pledge being given by Andreas (Andrew) Gray. He was knighted at Bury in 1578. Served as High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1580. He was included in the original list of Baronets to be created at the institution of that order in 1611, however although the Patent was "sealed" it was "stayed" (not given out). He mar. 1stly ELIZABETH dau. of THOMAS HANCHET of Hamels in Braughing, Hertfordshire. She died on 26th September 1584 and was buried at Kedington, having had issue,

1. THOMAS BARNARDISTON (Sir), of whom presently.
2. Edmund Barnardiston, who probably died young.
3. William Barnardiston, who probably died young.
1. Mary Barnardiston, who mar. 1stly Richard Colville of Newton in the Isle of Ely, and 2ndly Thomas Golding of Hinckworth in Herts. She left issue.
2. Elizabeth Barnardiston, who mar. (as his 1st wife) Sir Anthony Everard of Great Waltham in Essex. She left issue.

Sir Thomas mar. 2ndly (lic. Bishop of London on 3rd February 1588) Anne Bygrave, daughter of a Bedfordshire yeoman. He died on 23rd December 1619 and was buried at Kedington "at night without any manner of solemnity, befitting the antiquity of his extraction and the greatness of his estate". His will pr. on 2nd February 1620. His widows will was pr. 7th July 1641 (P.C.C. 50 Evelyn). He left futher issue by his 2nd wife

4. Giles Barnardiston of Clare in Suffolk. Assessor for the county during the Protectorate, 1657. He mar. Philippa dau. of Sir William Waldegrave of Smallbridge in Suffolk and had issue

i. Thomas Barnardiston, baptized at Clare on 9th April 1621. He died s.p.
ii. Giles Barnardiston, baptized at Clare on 1st May 1622. He died young.
iii. Giles Barnardiston, baptized at Clare on 26th January 1625. He probably signed the articles for the surrender of Colchester Castle on 27th August 1648 at the King's Head Inn. He died at Chelmsford in Essex on 11th November 1680, having become a Quaker.
iv. William Barnardiston, baptized at Clare on 3rd September 1637. He was buried at Steaddishall s.p.
v. Philip Barnardiston, baptized at Clare on 26th January 1632.
i. Elizabeth Barnardiston, baptized at Clare on 17th March 1620. She mar. ? Plumbe of Essex.
ii. Jemima Barnardiston, who died s.p.
iii. Anne Barnardiston, baptized at Clare on 27th November 1634. She mar. ? Johnson, a London merchant.

5. Samuel Barnardiston, who died young.
3. Grisel Barnardiston, baptized at Tottenham on 1st April 1593. She died unmarried on 27th June 1609 and has a monument with her effigy and a moving inscription in Kedington Church.
4. Anne Barnardiston, bom ca. 1594. She mar. (as his 1st wife on 1st January 1611 at Clare) Sir William Clopton of Kentwell Hall in Melford, Suffolk. She died on 4th February 1615 and was buried at Melford leaving an only daughter and heiress,

Anne Clopton, a lady celebrated for her beauty, who mar. (in 1626) Sir Symonds D'Ewes, afterwards a Baronet. They had issue two daughters.

5. Hannah Barnardiston, baptized at Clare on 7th November 1605. She mar. (at St.Olave's in London on 24th May 1623) John Brograve of Hamels in Braughing, Herts. She left issue.

The eldest son,
Sir THOMAS BARNARDISTON of Witham in Essex, was admitted gratis to the Inner Temple on 20th February 1583. He was knighted at Whitehall on 23rd July 1603. He mar. 1stly (on 30th June 1585) MARY dau. of Sir RICHARD KNIGHTLEY of Fawsley in Northamptonshire by his 1st wife MARY dau. of RICHARD FERMOR. She died on 3rd March 1594. He mar. 2ndly Katherine dau. of Thomas Banks of London, Serjeant-at-Law, and widow of Bartholomew Soame of London. She survived Sir Thomas and mar. 3rdly William Towse, Serjeant-at-Law. She died s.p. on 3rd March 1633. Sir Thomas had died v.p. on 29th July 1610. He was buried in Kedington Church where there is a superb monument showing himself and his two wives. By his 1st wife he had issue

1. Thomas Barnardiston, who died young.
2. NATHANIEL BARNARDISTON (Sir), heir to his grandfather, of whom presently.
3. Arthur Barnardiston, of the Inner Temple and one of Cromwell's Masters in Chancery. He mar. Ann dau. of James Harvey of Dagenham (or Depden in Suffolk) and widow of Sir Roger Thornton of Snailwell in Cambridgeshire, by whom he had issue

i. Arthur Barnardiston, known as "Long Arthur". He died s.p. and was buried at Kedington on 13th August 1711.
ii. Thomas Barnardiston, baptized at Snailwell on 2nd August 1635. He is thought to have died s.p.
i. Ann Barnardiston, who mar. (as his 1st wife) the Rev. Edward Fowler, Bishop of Gloucester. She died on 19th December 1696 and was buried with a monument at Hendon in Middlesex, having had three sons and five daughters. For details of his life see the Dictionary of National Biography.
ii. Mary Barnardiston, baptized at Snailwell. She is thought to have died s.p.

4. Thomas Barnardiston, who died young.
5. Thomas Barnardiston of Bury in Suffolk and Coleman Street in London. Comptroller of the Mint for 11 years or more. He was ancestor of the Barnardistons of the Ryes in Suffolk.
1. Elizabeth Barnardiston, who mar. Sir William Fish of Carlton in Bedfordshire.
2. Mary Barnardiston, who died young.

The 2nd but eldest surviving son, and heir to his grandfather,
Sir NATHANIEL BARNARDISTON of Great Cotes and Kedington. Born at Kedington in 1588. He became a leading Republican and Puritan. He was knighted by James I at Newmarket on 15th December 1618. High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1623. MP. for Sudbury 1625-6. Commissioner for collection of the General Loan in 1625, but refused the oath and did not lend £20, for which he was imprisoned in the Gatehouse in London and in a castle in Lincolnshire, in 1627 for refusing to collect the "shipmoney, coal and conduct money". He was released in 1628. Thrice M.P. for Suffolk from 1628 until ca. 1640. He took the Covenant, and became Parliamentary Assessor for Suffolk in 1643. He was five times Knight for the Shire of Suffolk. He mar. JANE dau. of Sir STEPHEN SOAME, Lord Mayor of London 1597-8, by ANNE dau. of WILLIAM STONE of Segenhoe in Bedfordshire. Jane died on 17th August 1669 and was buried at Kedington on 15th September 1669. For more details of his life see the Dictionary of National Biography. He died at Hackney in London on 25th July 1653 and was buried at Kedington on 26th August 1653, leaving issue

1. THOMAS BARNARDISTON (Sir), his heir, of whom presently.
2. Nathaniel Barnardiston of Hackney. He mar. (on 24th May 1648) Elizabeth dau. of Nathaniel Bacon of Friston in Suffolk, and had issue

i. Samuel Barnardiston (Sir), 2nd Baronet of Brightwell, was heir to his uncle Samuel (see below). He was born 28th January 1660 and baptized at Hackney on 9th February 1660. He entered Gray's Inn on 10th February 1680 and served as M.P. for Ipswich from 1698-1700. He mar. (on 13th August 1709) Martha dau. and co-heir of Thomas Richmond, apothecary of London. He died s.p. at Charterhouse Yard, Middlesex on 3rd January 1710 and was buried at Kedington on 11th January 1710. His widow remarried on 2nd September 1712 Charles Edwin of Lincolns Inn. She died at St.Andrews Holborn by 1718. Sir Samuel was succeeded in the Baronetcy of Brightwell by his brother,
ii. Pelatiah Barnardiston (Sir), 3rd Baronet of Brightwell, was baptized at Hackney on 9th September 1663. He died unmarried on 4th May 1712 and was buried at Kedington on 13th May following. He was succeeded in the Baronetcy by his cousin Nathaniel (see below).
iii. Nathaniel Barnardiston, who died unmarried and was buried at Kedington on 10th September 1668.
i. Jane Barnardiston, wife of Robert, son and heir of Alderman Mann of Norwich.
ii. Elizabeth Barnardiston, baptized at St.Johns in Hackney on 26th November 1658. On 11th February 1678 at St.Stephen, Coleman Street, London she married (as his 1st wife) Samuel Blackerby of Gray's Inn in Middlesex. They had issue

(1) Nathaniel Blackerby, baptized at St.Sepulchre, London on 3rd May 1688.
(1) Jane Blackerby, baptized at St.Sepulchre on 17th April 1683.
(2) Anne Blackerby, baptized at St.Sepulchre on 4th November 1684. She married her cousin Samuel Barnardiston, Merchant of London (see below).
(3) Catherine Blackerby, baptized at St.Sepulchre on 22nd July 1686. She married (on 29th December 1712 at St.Nicholas Cole Abbey in London) Nathaniel Blanford and had issue.
(4) Barnardiston Blackerby, baptized at St.Sepulchre on 31st January 1689.

iii. Anne Barnardiston, who died young and was buried at Kedington on 13th December 1651.
iv. Martha Barnardiston, who was buried at Kedington on 24th December 1667.

3. Samuel Barnardiston (Sir) of Brightwell Hall in Suffolk. Born on 23rd June 1620, he joined the London apprentice's riot at Westminster in 1640, when his presence in the crowd gave rise to the use of the term "Roundhead" to the whole political party which he and his family supported. He was a merchant and in 1649 was residing at Smyrna as agent for the Levant Company, in whose services he made a large fortune. He took no active part in the Civil War and purchased the Brightwell Estate upon which he built Brightwell Hall. In 1660 he welcomed the return of Charles II and was rewarded with a knighthood and created a Baronet on 11th May 1663. Served as Deputy-Governor of the East India Company 1668-70, in which role he was treated badly by the House of Lords. Received the support of the House of Commons and was elected Whig MP. for Suffolk in 1672, but Sir William Soame, Sheriff of Suffolk, overturned the result. However Sir Samuel was soon returned to parliament and represented Suffolk until 1702. He was tried and imprisoned by Judge Jeffreys for libel from 1684-8, the decision was reversed in 1689. He mar. 1stly Thomasine dau. of Joseph Brand of Edwardstone in Suffolk by his wife Thomasine Trotter. She died in 1654. He mar. 2ndly Mary dau. of Sir Abraham Reynardson, Lord Mayor of London in 1648-49, by his 2nd wife Eleanor daughter of Richard Wynne of Shrewsbury. For more details of his life see Dictionary of National Biography. He died s.p. at his house in Bloomsbury Square, London on 8th November 1707 and was buried at Brightwell on 28th November following. Sir Samuel was succeeded in the Baronetcy by his nephews (as above and below).
4. Pelatiah Barnardiston, merchant of Hackney. He mar. Martha dau. of Richard Turner of Totteridge in Hertfordshire, sister of Sir William Turner of Bromley. He was buried at Kedington on 23rd July 1679. She was buried with her husband on 29th June 1687. They had issue

i. Nathaniel Barnardiston (Sir), 4th and last Baronet of Brightwell, heir of his cousin (as above). Baptized at Hackney on 5th September 1672. He died unmarried at Brightwell on 21st September 1712 when this Baronetcy became extinct, and he was buried at Brightwell on the 3rd October following.
i. Martha Barnardiston, buried at Kedington on 7th July 1671.
ii. Jane Barnardiston, buried at Kedington on 24th April 1673.

5. Stephen Barnardiston, who died unmarried.
6. John Barnardiston, who died unmarried.
7. William Barnardiston, a turkey merchant, who died unmarried.
8. Arthur Barnardiston, Merchant of London and Hoxton in Middlesex. He mar. 1stly (at Westminster Abbey on 2nd January 1672) Mary dau. of Sir Richard Lloyd of Hallom in Nottinghamshire. She was buried at Kedington on 19th May 1687. On his deathbed, Arthur mar. 2ndly Mary dau. of Samuel Luke of Woodend in Bedfordshire, and widow of firstly Simon Middleton and secondly of ? Ellis. She left no issue by Arthur and after his death married (as his 2nd wife) Samuel Blackerby of Grays Inn. Arthur died and was buried at Kedington on 7th January 1692 leaving issue by his 1st wife

i.  Samuel Barnardiston, a London merchant. Born ca. 1675, he married his cousin Anne, dau. of Samuel Blackerby of Gray's Inn by his 1st wife Elizabeth daughter of Nathaniel Barnardiston. Samuel died on the 7th October 1725 and was buried at Brightwell on the 15th October. His will pr. 9th August 1726 (P.C.C. 157 Plymouth). His widow, who was baptized at St.Sepulchre, London on 4th November 1684, died on the 6th June 1727 and was buried at Brightwell on the 14th June. Her will pr. 6th July 1727 (P.C.C. 157 Farrant & 74 Brook). They had issue a son and a daughter

Samuel Barnardiston, born about 1712. He died on 25th August 1725 and was buried at Brightwell on 31st August.
Mary Barnardiston, living in 1737.

ii. Nathaniel Barnardiston, who died young.
iii. Arthur Barnardiston, a merchant of Smyrna, and afterwards of Brightwell Hall. He was born ca. 1684. He mar. 1stly (in 1728) Anne dau. and co-heir of John Morrice of Newman's Hall in Essex. She died in 1731 leaving issue two daughters,

(1) Anne Barnardiston, who mar. (on 8th August 1752) Thomas Whetham of Wyboston in Beds, and of Stagenhoe Park in Herts. She died and was buried at Brightwell on 5th February 1763.
(2) Mary Barnardiston, wife of ? Jefferys. She died coel. on 29th July 1760.

Arthur mar. 2ndly (at St.James's, Piccadilly on 20th July 1732) Mary dau. of Richard Jennens of Princethorpe in Warwickshire. He died at Staines on 3rd April 1737 and was buried at Brightwell on 11th April following. His widow died at Hayes on 7th May 1788 and was buried at Brightwell with her husband on the 18th May. They had issue

(1) Arthur Barnardiston, born posthumously on 15th April 1737. He died on 15th February 1743 and was buried at Brightwell on 23rd February.
(3) Jane Barnardiston, who died young and was buried at Brightwell on 8th July 1737.
(4) Elizabeth Barnardiston. She mar. (at St.George's, Queen's Square on 25th November 1756) Richard Heber of Marton in Yorkshire. She died on 18th March 1803 leaving issue.

i. Mary Barnardiston, wife of Sir Robert Clarke, Baronet of Snailwell, M.P. for Cambridgeshire. She died on 7th January 1733 leaving issue 4 sons and 3 daughters.
ii. Jane Barnardiston, who died unmarried and was buried at Kedington on 16th June 1704.

1. Anne Barnardiston, wife of Sir John Rolt of Milton Ernest in Bedfordshire.
2. Jane Barnardiston, wife of John son of Sir Robert Brooke of Cockfield Hall in Suffolk. He died s.p. in 1652. She remar. (as his 2nd wife) Sir William Blois of Grundisburgh and left issue.

The eldest son and heir,
Sir THOMAS BARNARDISTON of Kedington, was born and baptized at Little Thurlow in 1615. Admitted to Gray's Inn on 1th May 1635, he was knighted at Whitehall on 4th July 1641. Served as Parliamentary assessor for Suffolk from 1643. MP. for Bury St.Edmund's from 1645-8. In the Civil War he was a Parliamentarian who commanded a Foot Regiment againist the King's forces at Colchester in 1648. Appointed Controller of the Mint in 1649. MP. for Suffolk from 1654-9 and for Sudbury in 1661. Afterwards he welcomed the return of Charles II and was created a Baronet on 7th April 1663 "for the antiquity of the family and the virtues of his ancestors". He mar. (in or before 1643) ANNE, 2nd dau. of Sir WILLIAM ARMINE, 1st Baronet of Osgodby in Lines, by ELIZABETH dau. of Sir MICHAEL HICKES of Beverstone Castle in Gloucestershire. He died on 4th October 1669 and was buried at Kedington on 14th October. For more details of his life see the Dictionary of National Biography. His widow died on 16th August 1671 and was buried at Kedington on 25th August following. They had issue

1. Nathaniel Barnardiston. He died during his fathers lifetime, s.p., and was buried at Kedington.
2. THOMAS BARNARDISTON (Sir), 2nd Baronet, of whom presently.
3. William Barnardiston, who died s.p.
4. Nathaniel Barnardiston, who died s.p.
5. Samuel Barnardiston, baptized at Kedington on 20th May 1654. He died s.p.
6. Michael Barnardiston, baptized at Stallingborough on 19th July 1656. He became a merchant and died at Smyrna, unmarried, and was buried at Kedington on 7th June 1679.
7. John Barnardiston, baptized at Kedington on 11th June 1658. He became a merchant. He mar. Margaret dau. of Sir Robert Cordell, Baronet of Long Melford in Suffolk. She died at sea and may have been buried at Kedington on 30th November 1687.
1. Joan Barnardiston, baptized at St.Andrew's Undershaft in London on 10th July 1643. She was buried at Kedington on 29th June 1664.
2. Mary Barnardiston, wife of Sir Joseph Brand of Edwardston in Suffolk.
3. Anne Barnardiston, baptized at Kedington on 10th December 1655. She mar. Sir Philip Skippon of Wrentham in Suffolk, son of the celebrated Parliamentary general. She died on 11th October 1683 and was buried at Kedington. Her husband was buried with her on 8th August 1691.
4. Elizabeth Barnardiston, baptized at Kedington on 30th May 1659. She mar. Thomas Williams of Tendring Hall in Suffolk and had issue.
5. Armine Barnardiston, born on 3rd December 1664 and baptized at Coleby in Lincolnshire on 22nd December following. She was buried at Kedington on 10th April 1677.
6. Martha Barnardiston.

The 2nd son,
Sir THOMAS BARNARDISTON, 2nd Baronet of Kedington, was born ca. 1646. He was admitted to Gray's Inn on 19th June 1667. He inherited Silk Willoughby in Lincolnshire from his cousin, Sir Michael Armine on 30th March 1668. Twice M.P. for Grimsby from 1685-90 and thrice M.P. for Sudbury from 1695-8. He mar. (lic. 26th July 1670 to take place in St.Albans or in Warwickshire) ELIZABETH, youngest dau. of Sir ROBERT KING of Boyle Abbey, Co. Roscommon, being only surviving child by his 2nd wife SOPHIA, dowager Viscountess Wimbledon (3rd wife and widow of Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon), dau. of Sir EDWARD ZOUCHE of Woking in Surrey. He died on 7th October 1698 and was buried at Kedington on the 15th October. His will pr. 24th January 1699. Elizabeth was buried with her husband on 21st October 1707. Her will pr. 17th November 1707 (P.C.C. 270 Poley). They had issue

1. Thomas Barnardiston (Sir), 3rd Baronet, of whom presently,
2. Nathaniel Barnardiston, who died young.
3. Robert Barnardiston (Sir), who became 4th Baronet as below,
4. Nathaniel Barnardiston, baptized at Kedington on 20th May 1679. He died in the East Indies, unmarried.
5. Samuel Barnardiston (Sir), who eventually became 5th Baronet as below,
6. John Barnardiston, who mar. Sophia Rich (her father was said to be 'of Scotland'), widow of William, brother of Lord Grey. He died on 3rd December 1731 and was buried at Kedington on 11th December following, his will pr. 1st February 1732, leaving a son,

John Barnardiston (Sir), who succeeded as 6th and last Baronet as below.

1. Sophia Barnardiston, who died young and was buried at Kedington on 15th March 1679.
2. Elizabeth Barnardiston, who was baptized at Kedington on 2nd June 1683 and died young.
3. Armine Barnardiston, who died young.

The eldest son,
Sir THOMAS BARNARDISTON, 3rd Baronet of Kedington, was born on 7th August 1674. He served as M.P. for Suffolk. He mar. (lic. 14th February 1694) ANNE dau. and co-heir of Sir RICHARD ROTHWELL, Baronet of Stapleford in Lincolnshire by his wife ELIZABETH dau. of ROBERT CLIFTON. Sir Thomas died on 12th November 1700 and was buried at Kedington in great state on the 21st November. His will pr. 14th February 1702. His widow died on 14th February 1701 and was buried with her husband in Kedington on 21st February. Her will pr. 23rd July 1702. They left issue three daughters,

1. Elizabeth Barnardiston, born on 23rd January 1695, she died unmarried and was buried at Kedington on 7th May 1711.
2. Anna Maria Barnardiston, baptized at Kedington on 1st July 1697. She mar. (on 27th September 1716) Sir John Shaw, 3rd Baronet of Eltham in Kent. She died on 30th November 1755 and was buried at Eltham on 10th December following. Her will pr. 16th December 1755. They had issue a son and a daughter

John Shaw (Sir), 4th Baronet of Eltham. Born in 1728, he died in 1779 and was ancestor of the subsequent Baronets of Eltham.
Anna Maria Shaw, who married (as his 1st wife) Peter Delme of Titchfield Abbey, M.P. for Southampton. She died on 24th May 1740.

3. CHARLOTTE BARNARDISTON, who mar. in 1720 (as his 2nd wife) Sir ANTHONY THOMAS ABDY, 3rd Baronet of Felix Hall in Essex. She died on 19th February 1731 leaving issue two daughters (see ABDY).

With the death of Sir Thomas s.p.m., the estates devolved upon his brother,
Sir ROBERT BARNARDISTON, 4th Baronet of Kedington, and of Hatch Beauchamp in Somerset, was born ca. 1676. He was nearly ruined by law suits respecting his right of succession to the estates of the Armine family. He mar. (in or after 1706) Elizabeth Cheeke. He died s.p. on 16th July 1728 and was buried at Kedington on 24th July. His will pr. 20th January 1729. His widow died on 16th February 1738 and was buried at Long Melford on 20th February. Her will pr. 16th March 1738 (P.C.C. 45 Brodrepp). He was succeeded by his brother,

Sir SAMUEL BARNARDISTON, 5th Baronet of Kedington, and of Lyston Hall in Essex. He was baptized at Kedington on 20th January 1681. In August 1730 he mar. Catherine, eldest dau. of Sir Roland Wynn, 3rd Baronet of Nostel Abbey in Yorkshire by his wife Laetitia 4th daughter and co-heir of William Harbord of Grafton Park in Northamptonshire. Sir Samuel died s.p. at Kedington on 4th February 1736 and was buried there on 13th February. His widow was buried with him on 3rd December 1757. Her will pr. 22nd December 1757. Leaving no issue, he was succeeded in the Baronetcy by his nephew,

Sir JOHN BARNARDISTON, 6th and last Baronet of Kedington. He mar. before July 1737 Elizabeth daughter of William Blakeway, a sailmaker of Stepney in Middlesex. Sir John died s.p. at Melford when the Baronetcy became extinct, and he was buried at Kedington on 29th September 1745. His will pr. 13th November 1745 (P.C.C. 247-296 Seymer). His widow was living at the time her fathers will was pr. in 1749.


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