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Felton: Felton of Edlingham, Felton of Litcham, Felton of Playford
The children of the following Sir William are shown as reported in TCP Hylton.
Sir William de Felton,1st of Edlingham, Northumberland d 21.09.1358, Constable of Roxburgh Castle
m1. ?? mother of at least Alianore
1. Sir William de Felton, 2nd of Edlingham d Vitoria 20.03.1366/7
TCP Hylton reports that the children of William's sisters, Alianore and Agnes, became his heirs. However, this seems to be the William mentioned in BE1883, albeit confused with his father, who had a son Sir John, shown below as uncle of this William.
2. Alianore de Felton
m. Robert de Hilton, 4th Lord of Hilton d before 27.05.1370
3. Agnes de Felton
m. Robert de Swynborne
TCP Felton reports that probably brother of Sir William was the following Sir Robert "whose parentage is unknown".
Sir Robert de Felton of Litcham Norfolk, 1st Lord d Bannockburn 24.06.1314, Constable of Scarborough Castle
m. Hawise Lestraunge dau of Sir John Lestraunge of Knockin by Joan de Somery
1. Sir John de Felton of Litcham, 2nd Lord a 1334, Constable of Newcastle, Admiral
m. Sibyl
Fe21 John de Felton dsp vp? before 20.06.1334
Fe21-2. Sir Hamon de Felton of Litcham, 3rd Lord d 1379
m1. ??
m2. Margaret d 25.03.1368, widow of Sir William de Kerdestone of Kerdiston
Not sure which wife was mother of ...
i. Mary de Felton
m. John Breton of Witchingham
a. Cecily Breton
m1. Thomas Gardiner dvp before 10.1391, son of Thomas of Gissing
1 Joan Gardiner b by 1389, d by 15.02.1391
m2. Sir Thomas Gerberge a 02.1411/2
b. Katharine Breton d before 20.04.1401
m. Robert Butveleyn of Flordon
1 Sir Robert Butveleyn of Flordon and Gissing d 22.03.1420/1
A William Butveleyn of Flordon and Gissing
Fe21-3. Sir Thomas de Felton of Litcham
i. Mary de Felton
m1. Sir Edmond de Hemgrave dsp
m2. John Cursoun of Bylaugh
ii. Alianore de Felton
m1. Sir Robert d'Ufford of Wrentham
m2. by 02.1394/5 Sir Thomas de Hoo of Luton Hoo d 23.08.1420
BE1883, which does not provide any details on his children, says of John, 2nd Lord, that "nothing further appears known, except that he was an ancestor of the Feltons of Playford". We presume provisionally that this was through a son not mentioned by TCP, as follows.
Fe21 ?? de Felton b about 1314
Uncertain on number of intervening generations. Some web sites name this son of Sir John as Sir Edmund and show him as father of John m. Agnes Denys father of another John who either was the John who married Joan Mossell or was father of that last-mentioned John.
Fe16 ??William de Felton b about 1440
1 Note that around this time there was a William Felton alias Chapman 'of Playford', father of Margaret b about 1460 who married John Drury of Rougham 1456-1499. The dates for that John Drury seem to be shortly before Playford came into this family so we suspect that the Drury data was wrong in identifying Margaret's father as 'of Playford'. Nevertheless, it is possible that William was a son of this family.
2 VCH 'An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: volume 1', Hundred of Diss: Shelfhanger refers to a sale in 1526 by "Thomas Felton, Esq. which Thomas was son of Robert Felton, Esq. had Margery his wife, sister and heiress to Sir Thomas Sampson of Playford in Suffolk, Knt. which Robert was son of John Chapman, alias Felton, by Joan, the other daughter of Thomas Mossell". That seems to imply that it was Thomas who married Margery Sampson but we presume that that was loose wording and follow BEB1841 which starts with the following John. Margaret would have been 16 to 25 when marrying John Drury about 1480 to 85 and her father would have been about 20 to 25 years older. Hence he could easily have been involved in later battles of the Wars of Roses and the persecutions under the Tudors, which makes maintaining an alias all through the Tudor era a fully plausible action.
a. John Felton the first mentioned by BEB1841, presumably the "John Chapman alias Felton" mentioned by VCH
BEB1841 identifies John's wife as the heiress of Alcott. VCH identifies her as ...
m. Joan Mossell dau/coheir of Thomas Mossell by Margaret, dau of Sir Thomas Vise de Lou, son of William by Rose, sister/heir of Elizabeth de Shotisbroke
1 Robert Felton of Shotley, Suffolk
m. Margery Sampson dau/heir of Thomas Sampson of Playford
A Thomas Felton of Playford, Suffolk d 1558
m. Cecilia Seckford dau of Thomas Seckford
i Thomas Felton of Playford d 1577-8
m. Mary Cavendish dau of Sir Richard Cavendish by dau of Sir William Brandon
a Sir Anthony Felton of Playford, Sheriff of Suffolk d by 1614
m. Elizabeth Grey dau of Henry Grey, 1st Lord of Groby
1 Sir Henry Felton, 1st Bart of Playford d 18.09.1624
TCB identifies Sir Henry's Wife as Dorothy, dau of Sir Nicholas Bacon of Redgrave by Anne Butts, but we suspect that BEB1841 may be correct in identifying her as Dorothy, dau of Sir Bassingborne Gawdy, as he married Dorothy, dau of Sir Nicholas Bacon of Redgrave. This is supported by Visitation Norfolk, 1613, Gawdy.
m. Dorothy Gawdy d 1653, dau of Sir Bassingborne Gawdy
A Sir Henry Felton, 2nd Bart of Playford d 1690
m. Susannah Talmach dau of Sir Lionel Talmach, Bart
i Sir Adam Felton, 3rd Bart of Playford dsp 02.1696
m. 1676 Elizabeth Reresby d 26.12.1695, dau of Sir George Reresby of Thrybergh
ii Sir Thomas Felton, 4th Bart of Playford d 02.03.1708
m. Elizabeth Howard b c1656, d 12.1681, dau of James Howard, 3rd Earl of Suffolk, 3rd Lord de Walden
a Elizabeth Felton b 18.12.1676, d 02.05.1741
m. 25.07.1695 John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol d 20.01.1750-1
One of their grandsons became 5th Lord Howard de Walden.
iii Sir Compton Felton, 5th Bart of Playford b c1650, d 18.11.1719
m. Frances Finch of Playford
TCB suggests that Sir Compton dsp and that the following Elizabeth was daughter of his younger brother, John of Worlingham. We provisionally follow BEB1841.
a Elizabeth Felton
m. John Platers of Worlingham
iv Henry Felton rector of Long Melford, 5th son
m. Lady Isabella May
a Henry Felton d young
v Susan Felton d 11.12.1726
BEB1841 identifies Susan's first husband as Thomas Herbert but TCP Effingham identifies him as ..
m1. Philip Harbord of Stanninghall
m2. 20.01.1689-90, sp Francis Howard, 5th Lord of Effingham bpt 17.09.1643, d 30.03.1695
vi Dorothy Felton
m1. _ Allaxton
m2. Sir John Poley of Boxted
vii+ other issue - Robert dsp, Captain, Elizabeth d unm
B John Felton of Worlingham possibly of this generation
i Elizabeth Felton b c1690, d 14.11.1748
m. 02.08.1710 Sir John Playters, Bart of Sotterley, later of Ellough and Worlingham bpt 18.05.1680, d 11.12.1768
b Beatrix Felton
m. Thomas Colby of Beccles
c Frances Felton
m. John Cotton of Essex
d Cicely Felton
m. Richard Freston of Mendham
BE1883 mentions a contemporary of the above John of Litcham, 2nd Lord, as a William, Governor of Roxburgh Castle, summoned to parliament in 1342 but not afterwards, who left a son Sir John. TCP Felton identifies the William of Roxburgh Castle as the William of Edlingham shown above as uncle of John of Litcham, pointing out that that summoning was to a council rather than to a parliament. As TCP, which we view as more reliable than BE1883, identifies William of Edlingham's children differently, as shown above, we initially presumed that BE1883 had confused two if not 3 different Williams, including both the afore-mentioned William, 1st of Edlingham, and his son William. HOWEVER, we then noted that BE1883 reports Sir John as having a daughter Joan who married Walter Falconberg and had a son Thomas. We suspect that this refers to the Constance who married Thomas de Fauconberg, son of Walter, and is shown by TCP Fauconberge as dau "most probably, of John de Felton yr. br. of Sir William de Felton, of Edlingham, Northumberland". It is understandable that the following Sir John, presumably one of the heirs of William of Edlingham, could have been identified as his son rather than a younger brother or perhaps more likely given the dates nephew.
Sir John de Felton d 21.03.1396
m1. Joan FitzWilliam dau of Sir John FitzWilliam
1. Elizabeth Felton b c1381
m. Sir Edward Hastings
A. Sir John Hastings
i. Sir Edmund Hastings
a. Sir Roger Hastings b c1463, a 1489
2. Constance not Joan Felton d 05/6.1402
m. before 17.11.1366 Thomas de Fauconberg of Skelton, 5th Lord b 20.07.1345, d 09.09.1407
m2. ??
3. Sir John Felton dsp 1402

Sources: TCP Felton, BEB1841 Felton of Playford, BE1883 Felton + TCB vol i, Felton of Playford
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