Wy17 Sir Henry Wyatt


Wy17 Sir Henry Wyatt was the son of Richard WYATT and Margaret (Jane) CLARKE 
married 1stMargaret BAILIFF (dau. and heiress of Richard Bailiff of Barnsley)
2nd Anne Skinner
Children: 
1. Sir Thomas "The Elder" WYATT (Wy16)
2. Anne WYATT
3. Margaret WYATT
4. Francis WYATT
5. Henry WYATT

Sir Henry Wyatt's Coat of Arms

Sir Henry Wyatt

Henry Wyat was born in Yorkshire about the year 1460, the fourth son of Richard Wiat of Southange.  He was a young cadet of the Lancastrian house, the youngest son of a Yorkshire squire of Southange in Yorkshire. Wyatt had attended college at Eton with the heir to the throne, Henry Tudor, and they had become friends. 

As a stout Lancastrian he became involved in 1483 in the Duke of Buckingham's unsuccessful revolt in the West Country in favour of Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, who was then in Brittany awaiting possible developments. King Richard III had ascended the throne in 1483 and felt threatened by the possible support Wyatt could provide to the legal heir.  Instead of having him sentenced to death, the King imprisoned Wyatt in the Tower of London. In consequence Henry Wyatt was imprisoned in the Tower during the two years of the reign of Richard III, on whose orders he is said to have been tortured. 

In a cold and narrow cell in the tower (there are no ‘dungeons’ at the Tower; people were imprisoned in a variety of locations, including the towers, assorted houses, stables and cellars), Sir Henry, then in his mid-20’s, suffered numerous tortures, including the rack and an instrument called barnacles; vinegar and mustard were forced down his throat.  He slept on a thin straw mat in a damp, unheated room; his clothing was in tatters and insufficient to keep him warm; and he was given very little food. 

One day, a “cat came into the dungeon with him, and, as it were, offered herself unto him. He was glad of her, laid her in his bosom to warm him, and by making much of her won her love. After this she would come every day unto him in diverse times, and when she could get him one, bring him a pigeon.” 
 

He complained to the keeper of his cold and short fare; the answer was, he durst not better it; but said Sir Henry, 'If I can provide any, will you promise to dress it for me?'. 'I may well enough' said the Keeper, 'are you safe for that matter' and for him from time to time such pigeons as his Acater (caterer) the cat provided for him. The cat came to be known as Sir Henry’s “acater” [caterer].  The pigeons were dressed out and cooked for Sir Henry by a friendly gaoler. m. Sir Henry in his prosperity would ever make much of a cat, and perhaps you will never find a picture of him anywhere, but with a cat beside him."

He was only released on the death of King Richard and the accession of Henry VII.  When the Richard III had fallen on Bosworth field, one of the first acts of Henry VII was to liberate Henry and raise him from the private gentleman to the highest honours at Court. In 1485 he was rewarded by grant of “Keeper”, later to “Constable” for life of Norwich Castle. 1490Master of the King’s Jewels for 34 years. 1488Controller of the Mint, assisted with the reorganisation of the Mint and Coinage.

He married Anne Skinner, late in life, in 1502. He bought Allington Castle from the trustees of Robert Gainsford in 1492. The castle was in bad repair, and Henry Wyatt and his son made extensive alterations. They put in large Tudor windows, erected a fine porch, a ladies bower, a new fire place , a long gallery, a new kitchen and a new staircase. Camden ascribes the credit of these alterations to Thomas Wyatt, but most of them seem to have been carried out by his father. 
1492Esquire-of-the-Body, King’s select Bodyguard. He sold Hall in the village Solhange (South Haigh or Upper Haigh) which he had acquired through his marriage to Margaret, daughter and heiress of Richard Bailiff of Barnsley, and purchased Allington Castle and restored it.Henry VIII visited him there in 1527, as did Cardinal Wolsey
1491Joint Executor of Henry VII’s will. 1494Governor of the Castle of Carlisle to hold the border against the Scots 1513 -1515, then ransomed. 1500Commissioner of the Peace for South East England. 1504Was one of four who formed committee of the Privy Council to raise money for the King by the sale of offices, privileges and pardons. 
Henry VII had died at the age of 52. He was succeeded by Prince Henry (VIII) to whom Henry Wyatt had been guardian for some years.Henry Wyatt createdKnightoftheBath at the Coronation 23 Jul 1509.Was one of the signatories for England of the Treaty of Scotland. 
Henry applied for a new grant of Arms in Jan 1507/8. The grant by Garter was made on the grounds simply that he was descended form the House of Blood and name of the Wyatts' He was a privy councillor and may not have been called upon by Garter to produce a pedigree any more than his acquaintances Cardinal Wolsey or Thomas Cromwell when they applied for Armorial Bearings which they had not inherited. In the Rolls of Roger Twysden the pedigree shows five generations back to an Adam Wyot, who lived in the middle of the 14 Century in Yorkshire.
In 1512 he was appointed joint constable of Norwich Castle with Sir Thomas Boleyn, (father of Anne Boleyn). In 1513 Wyatt conducted Suffolk from France to the Tower where he was executed by Henry VIII. Sir Henry was made Knight Banneret for his services at the Battle of Spurs in 1515, and was present at the Field of the Cloth of Gold.
As Treasurer of the King’s Chamber raised and sent £20,000 to King’s Army on the Scottish Border in 1522. About 1526, Henry Wyatthad official lodgings in the Royal Palace as member of the Select Body of the Privy Council to hear complaints of the King’s subjects. 
When lesser monasteries were dissolved Wyatt obtained lands and tenements in Essex and land in Milton (near Faversham in Kent) where he established the “Henry Wyatt Chantry” 
Resigned posts of Treasurer of the King’s Chamber and the Royal Mint in 1528.
Henry Wyatt died at Allington Castle in Nov 1536 nearly 80 years old and was buried at Milton, Gravesend.

 



WYATT FAMILY
Adam WIOT (Wy22)
Born: 1320, Southange, Yorkshire, England
Died: 1385
Married: Agnes WIGTON (WIGGON)
Children:
Wy21. William WIOT


William WIOT (Wy21)
Born: 1350, Southange, Yorkshire, England
Died: 1388
Notes: Of Colnbrook. Agnes De Norwood was the 5th wife and widow of Sir Roger de Norwood, and her maiden name was Agnes de Cobham, 3rd daughter of Lord Cobham of Kent. 1359 was charged with transferring Sir John De Moyens (a prisoner) from Nottingham Castle to Cambridge Castle. Served under the Black Prince. 1368 Had a house at Charing, Westminster. Buried at Langley Marish, Near Windsor. 1371 & 1377 was witness to two deeds relates to Jewerby?, Nr Bradlington, Yorkshire.
Father: Adam WIOT (Wy22)
Mother: Agnes WIGTON (WIGGON)
Married 1: Agnes de COBHAM
Married 2: Jane BAILIFFE
Children:
(Wy20) Robert WIOT


Robert WIOT (Wy20)
Born: 1385, Southange, Yorkshire, England
Died: 1440
Father: William WIOT (Wy21)
Mother: Jane BAILIFFE
Married: Jane SKIPWITH
Children:
1. John WIATT
2. Geoffrey WIATT
3. Anne WIATT


Geoffrey WIATT Wy19
Born: 1410, Southange, Yorkshire, England
Died: 1460
Father: Robert WIOT (Wy20)
Mother: Jane SKIPWITH
Married: Anne WIOT (?a cousin or sister)
Children:
1. Richard WYATT


Richard WYATT (Wy18)
Born: 1428, South Haigh Mexborough, Yorkshire, England
Died: 1478, Kent, England
Notes: Owned land at Westminster and at Buscot in Berkshire. 1403 Member of Commission for Defence of the Realm in the Reign of Henry IV. 1406 Appointed to be the Seneschal and Controller of Winchester. 1410 - 26 Represented Buckinghamshire in Parliament at the time of Agincourt. 1410 - 24 High Sheriff of London. 1431 Buried at Langley Marish Church.
A summary of fines included in the past Court Rolls was made in 1640. Unfortunately all are now lost except one covering the period 1440 - 1441 which remained the property of the Earl of Shrewsbury. There are three documents referring to Richard Wyot:
Feudal aids for the Earl of Shrewsbury, referred to as ‘tenure in socage’. Assessment 2/- in £ or 10% in 1441 book: "Beatrice, Wife of Richard Cutbushe, to Richard Wyot and Margaret his wife, third part of a bovet(?) of land in Hallam. Fine 2s.". The same Beatrice gave the aforesaid Richard Wiat and his wife Margaret the third part of a Bovet of Land in Hallam. Fine 18d.
Father: Geoffrey WIATT (Wy19)
Mother: Anne WIOT
Married: Margaret (Jane) CLARKE 1457Allington Castle, Kent, England, daughter of William Bayliffe alias Clarke
Children:
(Wy17-1) John WYATT
(Wy17) Henry WYATT (Sir)
(Wy17-3) Richard WYATT
(Wy17-4) William WYATT of Essex
(Wy17-5) Joan WYATT
(Wy17-6) Thomas WYATT of Kent
(Wy17-7) Anne WYATT
(Wy17-8) Francis WYATT (b. 1465, Boxley Abbey, Kent)


John WYATT
Born: 1458, Allington, Haigh Mexborough, Yorkshire, England
Died: 1525
Father: Richard WYATT
Mother: Margaret (Jane) CLARKE
Married: ¿?
Children:
1. Phillip WYATT


Phillip WYATT
Born: 1500, Braunton, Devon, England
Died: 1591/1592, Braunton, Devon, England
Father: John WYATT
Mother: ¿?
Married: Jane PATTY BEF 1526, Devon, England
Children:
1. Agnes WYATT
2. Sedwell WYATT
3. Margaret WYATT
4. George WYATT
5. Hugh WYATT
6. William WYATT
7. Nicholas WYATT
8. Thomas WYATT
9. Adam WYATT
10. Phillip WYATT
11. John WYATT

Agnes WYATT
Born: ABT 1526, Braunton, Devon, England
Father: Phillip WYATT
Mother: Jane PATTY
Married: John SHEPPARD 26 Jan 1555/6


Margaret WYATT
Born: ABT 1530, Braunton, Devon, England
Father: Phillip WYATT
Mother: Jane PATTY
Married: John POYNTZ


George WYATT
Born: ABT 1532, Braunton, Devon, England
Died: 15 Sep 1594
Father: Phillip WYATT
Mother: Jane PATTY


Hugh WYATT
Born: ABT 1534, Shillinsford, Berkshire, England
Father: Phillip WYATT
Mother: Jane PATTY
Married 1: Mary (Maria) BOURCHIER 28 Nov 1566
Married 2: Mary HILL


William WYATT
Born: 14 Dec 1539, Braunton, Devon, England
Father: Phillip WYATT
Mother: Jane PATTY
Married: Elizabeth SHEPPARD 19 Oct 1560Braunton, Devon, England


Nicholas WYATT
Born: 1540, Brauton, Devon, England
Died: 1596
Father: Phillip WYATT
Mother: Jane PATTY


Thomas WYATT
Born: 27 Feb 1544, Brauton, Devon, England
Father: Phillip WYATT
Mother: Jane PATTY
Married: Margaret RISDON 3 Oct 1569


Adam WYATT
Born: ABT 1548, Barnstaple, Devon, England
Died: 10 Oct 1611
Father: Phillip WYATT
Mother: Jane PATTY
Married: Elizabeth HARRIS 23 Sep 1576


Phillip WYATT
Born: 3 Aug 1550, Braunton, Devon, England
Died: 22 Aug 1608
Father: Phillip WYATT
Mother: Jane PATTY
Married: Alice BROOKE 25 Oct 1579


John WYATT
Born: 27 Nov 1558, Braunton, Devon, England
Christened: 27 Nov 1558Braunton, Devon, England
Died: 22 Dec 1598
Father: Phillip WYATT
Mother: Jane PATTY
Married: Frances CHICHESTER BEF 19 Oct 1584 / ABT 1604Braunton, Devon, England
Children:
1. Anne WYATT
2. Agnes WYATT
3. Joan WYATT
4. Phillip WYATT
5. Hugh WYATT
6. Margaret WYATT

Richard WYATT (Wy17-3)
Born: ABT 1461
Died: 1522
Notes: 1494 Took his degree at Christ’s College, Oxford and received living of Headingham from brother Francis. 1495 Also received Livings of Romney (Kent), Wisbech (Cambridgeshire) and Bishop’s Wearmouth in Durham. 1501 Senior Proctor at Cambridge, Master of his College. Later became Precentor of York Cathedral. Although a priest, he bore the arms "Per fesse Azure and Gules, a barnacle Argent." From whom the Wyatts of Hurst Barton are descended.
Father: Richard WYATT
Mother: Margaret (Jane) CLARKE
Married: ¿?
Children:
1. John WYATT (a priest appointed to a living at Feltwell in Norfolk and later to Livings at Cressingham and Cley-by-the-Sea. As a result of Henry’s influence, he became a wealthy man)


William WYATT of Essex
Born: ABT 1463, Barking, Essex, England
Died: 1532
Notes: Came South from Yorkshire towards end of reign of Edward IV, as did Henry. In early days know as "of Barking", leased Manor of Bradwell-on-Sea. Also held benefactions of Felsted School and Manor of Sutton (Essex), which remained in the family until 1660. Of some local note in County for in 1525 he was collector of taxes for the King’s war against France.
Father: Richard WYATT
Mother: Margaret (Jane) CLARKE
Married: Jane HARDE
Children:
1. Thomas WYATT
2. John WYATT
3. William WYATT
4. Anne WYATT
5. Thomas WYATT
6. John WYATT


Anne WYATT
Born: ABT 1493, Lupset, Yorkshire, England
Father: William WYATT of Essex
Mother: Jane HARDE
Married 1: John SAVILE (d. 16 jan 1530) (son of Thomas Savile and Margaret Basforth)
Children:
1. Henry SAVILE (Sheriff of Yorkshire) (b. 1518 - d. 5 Jan 1568) (m. Joan Vernon)
Married 2: John SPILMAN
Married 3: Leonard BATES


Thomas WYATT
Born: ABT 1494, Lupset, Yorkshire, England
Father: William WYATT of Essex
Mother: Jane HARDE
Married: Margaret SCOTT
Children:
1. Thomas WYATT
2. Francis WYATT
3. Edmund WYATT


Thomas WYATT of Kent
Born: ABT 1467
Notes: the Wyatts of Crosbury are descended from him.
Father: Richard WYATT
Mother: Margaret (Jane) CLARKE
Married: ¿?
Children:
1. Richard WYATT (Rector of Slindon)
2. Robert WYATT of Slindon
3. John WYATT of Flansham


John WYATT of Flansham
Notes: From whom are descended, William, who had a son Richard (b. 1726), who married Mary Greenfield. They had a son Richard, High Sheriff of Sussex in 1810, and Miriam who married Hugh Penfold, of Cissbury. From Richard, are descended the Wyatt’s of Cissbury. Hugh Wyatt, formerly Penfold, assumed the surname, and arms by Royal Licence 14 Nov 1839.
Father: Thomas WYATT of Kent
Mother: ¿?


Robert WYATT of Slindon
Father: Thomas WYATT of Kent
Mother: ¿?
Married: ¿?
Children:
1. Richard WYATT


Richard WYATT
Born: 1554
Died: 1619
Buried: Isleworth Church
Notes: was apprenticed to a Roger Shears, the then Master of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters in London. Richard married his master’s daughter Margaret and in due course became himself Master of the Carpenters Company and a wealthy man. He was buried in Isleworth Church where there is a monument to his memory, showing a coat of arms "Gules on a fesse Or, between three boars heads couped Argent a lion passant between two pheons Sable" This similar but not identical with the arms of Sir Henry Wyatt of Kent.
Father: Robert WYATT of Slindon
Mother: ¿?
Married: Margaret SHEARS


Sir Henry WYATT (Wy17)
Born: 1460
Died: 10 Nov 1536/7, Allington Castle, Kent, England
Buried: Milton, near Gravesend
Notes: See his Biography.
Father: Richard WYATT
Mother: Margaret (Jane) CLARKE
Married 1: Margaret BAILIFF (dau. and heiress of Richard Bailiff of Barnsley)
Married 2: Anne SKINNER (dau. of John Skinner) 1485, Ardleigh, Essex, England
Children:
1. Sir Thomas "The Elder" WYATT (Wy16)
2. Anne WYATT
3. Margaret WYATT
4. Francis WYATT
5. Henry WYATT


Anne WYATT
Notes: 1536 Accompanied Anne Boleyn to the scaffold on May 9th, and received from her "her little prayer book, set in gold enamelled black which she long preserved as a precious relic". (Ireland History). At her execution Anne Boleyn went to the block dressed in black damask and was said never to have looked more beautiful. One of her attendants was Anne Wyatt, to who she was seen to whisper something as she knelt. A message she sent earlier on her execution day no one dared to mention to the King. Anne’s message to Henry VIII through Anne Wyatt was "Commend me to his Majesty, and tell him he has ever been constant in his career of advancing me. From a private gentlewoman he made me a marchioness, from a marchioness a Queen. And now he has left me no higher degree of honour, he gives me my innocence the crown of martyrdom". (N B Morrison).
Father: Henry WYATT (Sir)
Mother: Anne SKINNER


Margaret WYATT
 
Born: ABT 1490, Allington Castle, Allington, Kent, England
Died: 10 Mar 1536/37
Father: Henry WYATT (Sir)
Mother: Anne SKINNER
Married 1: Thomas (John) ROGERS 1505, Deritend, Warwickshire, England 
Children:
1. John ROGERS (Rev.)
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2. William ROGERS
3. Edward ROGERS
4. Eleanor ROGERS
5. Joan ROGERS
Married 2: Anthony LEE (Sir) Quarendon, England
Children:
6. Henry LEE (Sir Knight)
7. Robert LEE
8. Cromwell LEE



Henry WYATT
Born: 1500, Allington Castle, Boxley, Kent, England
Died: 1544
Father: Henry WYATT (Sir)
Mother: Anne SKINNER
Married: ¿?
Children:
1. Edward WYATT (who lived in Essex and married a Miss Browne of Essex County. He died in 1544 and was buried at Tillingham where there is a monument brass to his memory)


Sir Thomas "The Elder" WYATT (Wy16)
Born: 1503 Allington Castle, Kent, England
Died: 11 Oct 1542, Sherborne, Dorset, England
Buried: 11 Oct 1542, the great church of Sherborne, England
Notes: See his Biography.
Father: Henry WYATT (Sir)
Mother: Anne SKINNER
Married: Elizabeth BROOKE 1520
Children:
1. Sir Thomas "The Younger" WYATT (Wy15)
2. Anne WYATT
Associated with: Elizabeth DARRELL
Children:
3. Henry WYATT
4. Francis WYATT
5. Edward WYATT


Francis WYATT
Born: 1540
Notes: Francis took the name of Darrell and seems to have been taken into the Darrell family and from there disappears, no further references have been found to date.
Father: Thomas "The Elder" WYATT (Sir)
Mother: Elizabeth DARRELL


Edward WYATT
Notes: Date of birth untraced. On 21 Jan 1554 he was present among relatives, friends and neighbours called to a meeting at Allington Castle to discuss the date for the insurrection. On 24 Jan he is listed among the principal leaders and gentry of the neighbourhood who slept on the floor of the hall of Allington Castle, ready for the assembly at Penenden Heath, Boxley the next day. At 25 Jan accompanied Sir Thomas on the march to London, and surrendered at Ludgate Hill with about 60 other rebels and was taken to the Tower. Bishop Gardiner referred to him as "one little Wyatt" who might be usefully interrogated, (presumably on the rack), to see if he knew anything of Sir Thomas’ relations with Princess Elizabeth. Gardiner’s exact words to Sir William Petre, Governor of the Tower, were: "Whether ye press him to say the truth by sharp punishment or promise of life". On 19 Feb Thomas Cobham and little Edward Wyatt were sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.
Father: Thomas "The Elder" WYATT (Sir)
Mother: Elizabeth DARRELL


Sir Thomas "The Younger" WYATT (Wy15)
Born: 1521
Died: 11 Apr 1554, London, England
Notes: See his Biography.
Father:Sir Thomas "The Elder" WYATT (Wy16)
Mother: Elizabeth BROOKE
Married: Jane HAUTE (b. 1522, Bishopsbourne and Wavering, England) (dau. of Sir William Haute and Maria Guildford) 1537
Children:
(Wy14) Sir George WYATT
(Wy14-2) Anne WYATT
(Wy14-3) Frances WYATT
(Wy14-4) Jane WYATT
(Wy14-5) Richard WYATT
(Wy14-6) Carolus WYATT
(Wy14-7) Arthur WYATT
(Wy14-8) Henry WYATT
(Wy14-9) Joyce WYATT
(Wy14-10) Ursula WYATT


Anne WYATT (Wy14-2)
Born: 1542
Died: 1592
Father: Thomas "The Younger" WYATT (Sir)
Mother: Jane HAUTE
Married: Roger TWYSDEN of Pickham (Sir) (b. 1538)
Children:
1.  William TWYSDEN (1° Bt. of Roydon Hall) (d. 8 Jan 1628) (m. Anne Finch)


Frances WYATT (WY14-3)
Father: Thomas "The Younger" WYATT (Sir)
Mother: Jane HAUTE
Married: Thomas LEIGH (Sir)


Jane WYATT (WY14-4)
Born: 1553
Died: 1617
Father: Thomas "The Younger" WYATT (Sir)
Mother: Jane HAUTE
Married: Charles SCOTT (Sir) (b. 1542 – d. 1617)
Children:
1. Dorothea SCOTT
2. Thomas SCOTT


Sir George WYATT (Wy14)
Born: 1550
Died: 1625
Notes: In 1571 George and family restored in blood and arms after having been deprived of them in consequence of Bill of Attainment and execution of his father, Sir Thomas in 1554. Admitted to Grays’ Inn when 17. When age 18 married Jane Finch (24) daughter of Sir Thomas Finch, (deceased) an heiress, which restored family fortunes. He wrote the "Life of Anne Boleyn" which was published and a history of the Wyatt family which is in the British Museum in manuscript form. Saw active service as a soldier, lived to 73, wife outlived him by 20 years.
Father: Thomas "The Younger" WYATT (Sir)
Mother: Jane HAUTE
Married: Jane FINCH 8 Oct 1582, Caswell, Kent, England
Children:
(Wy13-1) Sir Francis WYATT, governor of Virginia)
(Wy13-2) Henry WYATT
(Wy13-3) Thomas WYATT
(Wy13-4) George WYATT
(Wy13-5) Eleanor WYATT
(Wy13) Haute Wyatt


Henry WYATT
Born: 7 Nov 1596, Kerstenings, Berks, Kent, England
Christened: 7 Nov 1596, Otham, Kent, England
Died: 10 Nov 1624
Buried: 1 Jan 1624, Boxley, Kent, England
Father: George WYATT (Sir)
Mother: Jane FINCH
Married: Catherine FINCH 8 Dec 1618, St. Andrews
Children:
1. Eleanor WYATT


Eleanor WYATT
Born: 1591, Allington Castle, Boxley, Kent, England
Father: George WYATT (Sir)
Mother: Jane FINCH
Married: John FINCH (1st Baron Finch of Fordwich) 6 Feb 1618, Boxley, Kent, England

Francis WYATT (Sir)
Born: 1588, Boxley Manor, Kent, England
Died: Aug 1644
Notes: Royal Governor of Virginia.
Father: George WYATT (Sir)
Mother: Jane FINCH
Married: Margaret SANDYS
Children:
1. Henry WYATT
2. Edwin WYATT
3. Francis WYATT
4. Richard WYATT