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Posted by: Betty McCullah (ID *****4309) Date: November 01, 2004 at 11:41:37
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I found 9 family genealogies in my in-laws garage that have nothing to do with our family. Here is the Throckmorton family. I thought someone might be interested in it.


The name of THROCKMORTON, is of old Saxion origin. The first authentic mention of the family is in 1130, about 50 years after the Norman Conquest, when JOHN DE THROCKMORTON, was Lord of the Manor of Throckmorton, situated in the Vale of Eversham, in the Parish of Fladbury, in Worchestershire, England.

The THROCHMORTON family of Virginia are among the few families of America who have had the honor of their family coat of arms confirmed upon them by the Heralds' College of London. This event took place in 1769, when Robert THROCKMORTON, of Hail Western, in Huntingdonshire, England, left his estate and also permission to use the coat of arms to his kinsman, John THROCKMORTON, of Ware Parish, Gloucester Co., Va., Accompanying the cut of the coat of arms was a certificate which read as follows:

"The arms, crest and quartering depictured in this acheivement belong to John Throckmorton, of Ware Parish, Virginia. Extracted from evidence procured in the Heralds' Office, London, by Ralph Bigland, Summerset Hreald and Registrar. 3d March, 1769."

The numerous quarterings of this most beautiful coat of arms are an interesting and historic epitome of the family marriages from 1339 until 1753.

ROBERT THROCKMORTON, Lord of the Manor of Ellington, Hunts, was baptized at All Saints Church, Ellington, Aug. 15, 1609; d. Sep., 1657; He received a grant of land in Ware Parish, Gloucester Co., Va., in 1637; He was descended from the THROCHMORTONS of Coughton Court, Warwickshire. He m. (firstly) Anne CHARE, dau. of ROBERT & Elizabeth (STARKIE) CHARE, of London, England; (secondly) Judith HETLEY, dau. of THOMAS & Elizabeth (GORE) HETLEY, of Brampton Hunts.

Issue by 1st m.

2-1. Albion, d. s. p. 1684.
2-2. Robert, d. s. p. 1684.
2-3. JOHN, b. 1633, of whom later.
2-4. Mary, m. Richard POWELL.

JOHN THROCKMORTON, of Ware Parish, Gloucester Co., Va., b. circa. 1633; d. 1779; A staunch and liberal supporter of the established Church and a Vestryman of Ware Parish, 1772-77; He m. Frances MASON, dau. and heiress of EDWARD & Elizabeth (LOCKE) MASON, of Hemmingsford, Abbots Hunts Co., England.


3-1. Marta, buried at Luton Beds, England, May 24, 1656.

3-2. Robert, of Little Paxton, Hunts Co., England, b. 1662, in Va,; d. Mar. 9, 1698, in England; Member of Parliment for Hunts; made will Mar. 1, 1695, proved May 3, 1699; he left his plantations in New Kent and Gloucester Co's., Va., to his brothers, Gabriel and Albion; He m. Mary BROMSALL.

3-3. GABRIEL, b. 1665, of whom later.

3-4. Albion, of Petesworth Parish, Gloucester Co., Va., b. 1672, in Va.; a staunch and liberal supporter of the established Church, a Vestryman, and Warden of Petesworth Parish, July 7, 1711.

3-5. Anne, b. 1675, in Va.,

Hon. GABRIEL THROCKMORTON, of Ware Parish, Gloucester Co., Va., b. 1665, in Va.,; d. 1737, in Va.; On Apr. 16, 1705 he was appointed Justice of the Peace for Gloucester Co., and he served as Presiding Justice for many years; He m. 1690, Frances COOKE, dau. of Hon. MORDECAI COOKE, of "Mordecai's Mount," Gloucester Co., Va., (See COOKE lineage.)


4-1. Robert, Col., of "Church Hill," Ware Parish, Gloucester Co., Va., Justice of the Peace in 1737; He m. (firstly) 1720, Mary LEWIS, d. 1748; dau. of John & Isabella (WARNER) LEWIS, of "Warners Hall," (secondly) Mary SMITH, b. July 30, 1713; dau. of Augustine & Sarah (CARVER) SMITH, of "Shooter's Hill."

Issue by 1st m.

5-1. John, of "Hail Weston," Gloucester Co., Va., b. 1731; he inherited from his cousin, Robert THROCKMORTON, of "Hail Western," Huntingdonshire, England, a large portion of his estate, both real and personal; He went to England to secure this valuable inheritance and also a confirmation of his family arms from the Heralds' College, he sold his English estate and returned to Va.; He m. (firstly Rebecca RICHARDSON, dau. of William RICHARDSON, of Ware Parish, Gloucester Co., Va.: (secondly) Elizabeth COOKE, b. 1750; dau. of John & Elizabeth (LEE) COOKE, of Gloucester Co., Va., (See COOKE lineage.)

Issue by 1st m.

6-1. Robert, of "Roxton," Jefferson Co., Va., served as Justice of Berkeley Co., 1786, and as High Sheriff of Frederick Co., 1792; m. 1776, Catherine ROBINSON, and had issue.

6-2. Albion, of Gloucester Co., Va., m. Mildred WASHINGTON, b. 1765; d. 1804; dau. of Warner & Hannah (FAIRFAX) WASHINGTON, of "Fairfield," His wid. m. secondly his cousin Maj. Mordecai THROCKMORTON. and had issue.

6-3. William, of Gloucester Co., Va., m. Mary -?-, and had issue.

Issue by 2nd m.

6-4. Elizabeth, m. (firstly) Major LEWIS: (secondly) Col. Thomas BUCKNER, and had issue

6-5. John.

5-2. Frances, b. 1733; m. (firstly) William DEBNAM, of Ware Parish, Gloucester Co., Va., (secondly) Col. James BARBOUR, of Va. and Ky., a Burgess from Culpepper Co., Va., 1764; County Lieut. in 1775, and an Officer in the Continental Army, and Judge of the first Court ever held in Ky., and had issue.

5-3. Gabriel, of Gloucester Co., Va., b. Aug. 16, 1735; m. 1761, Judith EDMUNDSON, dau. of Thomas EDMUNDSON, Essex Co., Va.,

5-4. Robert, of Culpeper, Co., Va.; b. Nov. 20, 1736; educated at William and Mary College, served as Justice of Culpeper, 1769; He m. June 16, 1756, Lucy THROCKMORTON, dau. of Capt. Mordecai & Mary (READE) Throckmorton, and had issue.

5-5. Albion, of Gloucester Co., Va., b. 1740; served as a Coronet in Lee's Legion in the Continental Army; m. Mary WEBB.


6-1. James Edmundson, M.D., of Collin Co., Texas

6-2. William E., M.D., of Sparta, Tenn., m. unknown.


7-1. James Webb, of Collin Co., Texas, b. Feb. 1, 1825, in Tenn.; d. Apr. 21, 1894, in Texas; He studied medicine under his uncle, Dr. James Edmund; He served as Surgeon of the Chavallies Rangers during the Mexican War; was of the State Legislature, 1856; raised a companey for the C.S.A. of which he was chosen Capt., he was later Major of the 6th Texas Cavl., and in 1865 he war Brigadier-General of Texas Troops; He served with distinction in the U.S. Congress; He m. 1848, Annie RATTAN dau. of Thomas RATTAN, of Ill.,

6-3. Robert, d. 1835 of yellow feaver, unm.,

6-4. Mary, m. Hon. Thomas THROCKMORTON, of Frederick Co., Va., son of Capt. Mordecai & Mary (READE) THHOCKMORTON. and had issue.

6-5. Dorothea.

5-6. Elizabeth, m. Boston DAVIS, of Northumberland Co., Va.,

5-7. Mary, m. Hon. Thomas Throckmorton, of Frederick Co., Va., son of Capt Mordecai & Mary (READE) TRHOCKMORTON. and had issue.

4-2. MORDECAI, of whom later.

4-3. Elizabeth, m. John PERRY, and had issue.

Capt. MORDECAI THROCKMORTON, of Gloucester and King and Queen Co's., Va., b. about 1695; d. 1768; served as Captain of Gloucester Co., Militia, and High Sheriff of King and Queen Co.; He was a staunch and liberal supporter of the established Church; He m. Mary READE, dau. of THOMAS & Lucy (GWYNN) READE, of Ware Parish, Gloucester Co., Va., and gr.-dau. of Col GEORGE & Elizabeth (MARTIAN) READE, of James City Co., Va.; and of EDWARD & Lucy (BERNARD) GWYNN, of Gloucester Co., Va.,


5-1. THOMAS, b. 1739; of whom later.

5-2. Lucy, m. June 16, 1756, Hon. Robert THROCKMORTON, of Culpeper Co., Va., son of Col. Robert & Mary (SMITH) THROCKMORTON, of "Church Hill."


6-1. Robert, b. 1758.

6-2. Mary, b. 1760.

6-3. Mordecai, b. 1761.

6-4. Lucy, b. 1767.

6-5. Frances, m. 1765; m. Gen. William MADISON, of "Woodbury," Madison Co., Va.,

6-6. Elizabeth, b. 1769; m. Ebenezer POTTER.

6-7. Lewis Reade, of Orange Co., Va., b. 1793.

Hon. THOMAS THROCKMORTON, of Frederick Co., Va., and "Rich Hill," Nicholas Co., Ky., b. 1739, in Va.; d. Apr. 27, 1826, in Ky.; He served as Justice of Frederick Co., 1784-90; as a member of the Kentuckey House of Representatives for Nicholas Co., 1808; of State Senate, 1811-16; and 1820-21; He m. (firstly) Mary THROCKMORTON, dau. of Col. ROBERT & Mary (SMITH) THROCKMORTON, of "Church Hill," (secondly) Mary Anne HOOE, dau. of JOHN & Anne (FOWKE) HOOE, of Va.,

Issue by 1st m.

6-1. Thomas, b. Nov. 14, 1765; d. in infancy.

6-2. Anne, b. Dec. 17, 1772; d. Mar. 27, 1807; m. James RUSSELL, d. Oct. 29, 1808; and had issue.

6-3. Thomas, of Nicholas Co., Ky., b. Jan. 27, 1775; d. Jan. 17, 1835; m. Susan MORTON, b. 1776, and had issue.

6-4. MORDECAI, b. Mar. 10, 1777; of whom later.

6-5. John, of Nicholas Co., Ky., b. Mar. 19, 1779; m. Susan DUDLEY, and had issue.

6-6. Matthew Reade, b. Feb. 25, 1781; d. 1802; unm.,

6-7. Katherine, b. 1783; m. John DRAKE.

6-8. Mariah, b. 1786; d. 1836; m Lewis H. ARNOLD, of Nicholas Co., Ky.,

6-9. Ariss, Major, of Nicholas Co., Ky., b. Feb. 5, 1789; d. Dec. 25, 1868; He served in the Black Hawk War with the rand of Major; He m. Susan E. RAINE, dau. of John RAINE, of Ky.,


7-1. John, Major, who served with distinction in the C.S.A. as Major.

7-2. Colin, Major, C.S.A. m. Miss WARD, dau. of Robert J. WARD, of Louisville, Ky.,


8-1. Ariss.
8-2. Emma
8-3. Matthew W.,
8-4. Maurice B., he was killed Dec. 9, 1888, while trying to suppress a riot at Birmingham, Ala.; m. Miss MARTIN.

7-3. Catherine.
7-4. Charles

MORDECAI THROCKMORTON, of "Meadow Farm," Loudoun Co., Va., b. Mar. 10, 1777; d. Apr. 7, 1838; m. (firstly) Mildred (WASHINGTON) THROCKMORTON b. 1765; d. 1804; wid. of Albion THROCKMORTON, of Gloucester Co., Va., and dau. of WARNER & Hannah (FAIRFAX) WASHINGTON, of "Fairfield." (secondly) Feb. 6, 1812, Sarah McCarty HOOE, b. July 8, 1793; d. Mar. 1, 1850; dau. of BERNARD & Mary Symes (CHICHESTER) HOOE, of Prince William Co., Va.,

Issue by 1st m.

7-1. Matthew Reade, b. Aug. 1, 1802; m. (firstly) 1830, Frances EVERHART; (secondly) -?-.

Issue by 1st m.

8-1. John, b. 1832; m. Miss CURTIS, of Ky., and had issue 1. Ella.

8-2. Mordecai, b. 1834.

8-3. Thomas, b. 1836; m. Miss BREWER, and had issue 1. Samuel; 2. Mary M.; 3. Frances;

8-4. Mary Mildred, b. 1838

8-5. Sarah, b. 1840.

8-6. Matthew Reade, b. 1841.

8-7. Frances N., b. 1843.

8-8. Ariss, b. 1846; m. Miss DINSMORE, and had issue 1. William; 2. Charles.

8-9. George W., b. 1848; d. young.

8-10. George W., b 1850.

8-11. Lafayette, b. 1852.

8-12. Matthew Reade, b. 1857

Issue by 2nd m.

7-2 Thomas Benard, M.D., b. Jan.1, 1813; d. Jan.1, 1836; unm.,

7-3. JOHN ARISS, b. Mar. 3, 1815; of whom later.

7-4. Mordecai, b. Aug 31, 1817; d. young.

7-5. Anne Catherine Hooe, b. Feb. 10, 1820; d. Sep. 15, 1834.

7-6. Richard McCarty, b. Dec 5, 1822; d. Aug. 1855; m. Mary Ophelia DIGGES, of Md., no issue.

7-7. James Barbour, b. Dec. 8, 1830; m. Eliza CHAMBLIN.


8-1. Mason, m. Sarah HUMPHREY, and had issue 1. Archibald; 2. Emma; 3. James Bernard; 4. Mary Elise; 5. Sarah Hooe.

7-8. Hugh William, of Washington, D. C., b. July 12, 1836; m. Rebecca Ellen UPTON, dau. of Hon. Charles H. UPTON, U.S.Counsul to Geneva, 1863-77.


8-1. Horace Upton, b. 1859

8-2. Nellie McC., b. 1860; d. 1873.

8-3. Ernest Upton, b. 1861; m. Mary WHEPLEY.

8-4. Secelia, b. 1863.

8-5. Frances Estelle, b. 1865.

Col. JOHN ARISS THROCKMORTON, of "Stonewall Farm," Culpeper Co., Va., b. Mar. 3, 1815; d. May 28, 1891; served as Col. of Va. Militia; and at the beginning of the Civil War, he was a Division Chief an the Treasury Dept., Washington D. C., He resigned and entered the C.S.A. as a private in the 6th Va. Cavl., and was promoted respectively, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and Major, which rank he held at the close of the War; He took part in 34 battles and many skirmishes. He m. Mar. 13, 1839, Mary Barnes TUTT, b. Jan. 8, 1815; d. Jan.19, 1898; dau. of Col. CHARLES PENDLETON & Anne Mason (CHICHESTER) TUTT, of "Locust Hill," Loudoun Co., Va.


8-1. A son, who died in infancy.

8-2. CHARLES BEAUJOILAIS, b. May 27, 1842; of whom later.

Major CHARLES BEAUJOILAIS THROCKMORTON, U.S.A., b. May 27, 1842, at "Snickers Gap," Loudoun Co., Va.; living 1909; educated at private schools in Washington and at Georgetown College; Page in U.S. Senate, 1852-3; Clerk Committee of Elections, House of Representatives, 18558; (**Note** it is typed this way.) Private Secretary to Postmaster General, 1860; 2nd Lieut. of Mo. Nat. Guard, Jan., 1861; Commissioned 2nd Lieut. U.S.A., Mar. 16, 186;; (**Note** it is typed this way.) 1st Lieut. May 14, 1861; Capt. July 18, 1864; Major Dec. 1, 1883; Retired at his own request after 33 years service, Mar. 8, 1894; Assistant General Sup. Street Cleaning Department, of New York City, Jan. 1, 1894 to Feb. 2, 1895; served throughout the Civil Way, Brevetted Major, 1865, for gallant and meritorious conduct; engaged in Modoc, Nez Perces, Bannock and Piute Indian Wars; He m. Oct. 8, 1863, Fanny Hall WICKLIFFE, dau. of Hon. ROBERT LOGAN & Rhoda (HALL) WICKLIFFE, of Bardestowne, Ky.,


9-1. CHARLES WICKLIFFE, b. June 8, 1869, of whom later.

9-2. Mary, d. in infancy.

9-3. Josephine Holt.

CHARLES WICKLIFFE THROCKMORTON, of "The Grove," Morristown, N.J., b. June 8, 1869, at Fort Wayle, Detroit, Mich.; living 1909; m. Oct. 28, 1896, Charlotte Edgerton ALVORD, dau. of ALWYN A. & Frances DeLord (EDGERTON) ALVORD, of New York, N.Y.,


10-1. John Wickliffe.
10-2. Edgerton Alvord.
10-3. Alwyn Alvord.
10-4. Elizabeth.

Arms----Quarterly of eight, 1st and 8th Gules on a cheveron argent three bars gemel sable, a crescent in dexter chief for difference, for Throckmorton: 2nd Or, a fesse crnelle sable, for Abberberry: 3rd Argenton a fess crenelle, between six crosses crosslets fitche gules three cresents of the field, for Olney: 4th Sable a cheveron argent between three cresents of the second, for De la Spine: 5th Argent on a fess crnelled between six crosses crosslets patee fitche gules, three plates of the field, for Olney: 6th Gules, three bird-bolts feathered argent, for Bossan: 7th Gules, a fess or, between six gouttes d'or, for Wyke.

Crest---A falcon rising argent, belled or, charged on the brest with a crescent for difference. (The more ancient Crest was An elephant's head.)

Motto----Virtus sola nobilitas, and Moribus antiquis. (Virtue of itself ennobles, and With ancielt manners.)

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