|Posted By:||Michael Hofemann|
|Subject:||Re: Judge Jeffreys|
|Post Date:||October 25, 2002 at 16:57:33|
|Forum:||Jeffreys Family Genealogy Forum|
Just a quick note on this line. I have been researching the Robert Jefferis ancestry for some time and have some doubt about the direct connection to the Judge Jeffreys family. Your line 1. John Jeffreys to 3. Thomas is certainly correct - see the following for research references:
The problem comes in with the next generation. I have not seen any specific references to a John Jeffreys as the son of Thomas (actually Sir Thomas, Knight of Alcantara). Also problematic is that Thomas was very likely born around 1638 - he is known as an older brother to Lord Wem in all the history books I have seen - and Judge George was born 1645. Thomas could not be born before 1636 - as this is the date of the known eldest son John (1636-1670) who was Esquire of Ryeton and a Dean of Rochester.
Most researchers place the birth of Robert Jefferis, the immigrant, at 1668 (see Chandler family by Gilbert Cope plus the History of Chester County, also by Cope) - which leaves only 30 years between Robert and his supposed grandfather Sir Thomas Jeffreys. The 1668 birth date could be wrong - but his marriage to Jane Chandler in 1692 makes this at least close.
There are so many of us out there researching this line - I am hopeful someone will find the next clue. If anyone would like to try - we need to find more about Robert Jefferis' father John "of Rutyun Hall" - and anything about the known descendants of John Jeffreys (1606-1690).