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Sanford 1

: Sanford of Brook Sanford, Sanford of Halberton, Sanford of Nynehead
BLG1886 reports that "The family of Sanford is one of considerable antiquity in the cos. of Somerset and Devon." More information on the family can be obtained from
Sa27. Gilbert Sanford a temp Henry II who r. 1154-1189
Sa26. Gilbert Sanford of Sanford a 1216, Chamberlain
Sa25 Gilbert Sanford of Hormade Magna, Hertfordshire Chamberlain
m Lora/Lorette la Zouche b c 1211 North Molton Devon d aft 1273 named in TCP Oxford
Sa24 Alice Sanford d c07.09.1312
m Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford b c1240, d before 07.09.1296
Sa24-2 Joan Saunford b c 1239 Heartfordshire
m Geoffrey de Cruce b 1225 d 1249
-1 Aveline de Cruce b 1249 d 1299
Sa25-2 Roger Sanford or de Samfordfather of Johanna, probably of this generation
i. Johanna Sanford or de Samford
m Henry Dairell of Lillington Dairell & Hanworth a 1272
BLG1886 is not clear on how the later Sanfords connect to the above family. It mentions a brother of the above Gilbert the first Chamberlain who "appears to have left the east of England, and to have become connected by marriage with the Bassets, in Wales" and leaves to be inferred that the later Sanfords were connected as follows ...
2. ?? Sanford
A. ?? Sanford
Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
i. ?? Sanford
a. ?? Sanford
1 John Sanford of Brook Sanford a temp Richard II who r. 1377-1399 the first mentioned by BLG1952
A Hugo Sanford of Brook Sanford, Somerset
m Matilda Bassett?
i William Sanford of Brook Sanford
m Agnes Rodway dau of Nicholas Rodway, widow of Robert Alexander of Sidmouth
a Philip Sanford of Halberton, Devon dsp temp Henry VIII who r. 1509-1547
b John Sanford of Halberton & Sidmouth
m Elizabeth Bonville of Dulverton
1 John Sanford of Collumpton, Devon
m1 Ann
A+ issue d young
m2 Margaret Harlewyn dau of Andrew Harlewyn of Collumpton
B Christopher Sanford of Halberton
m Anne Balshe dau of John Balshe or Bolche of Ilminster
i Martin Sanford of Halberton & Dulverton - continued below
m Jane Champneis dau of John Champneis of Uffculme
ii Christopher Sanford had issue
iii Bartholomew Sanford of Withicomb Rayley, Somerset
The following is supported by Visitation Somerset, 1623, Samford.
m Bridget Woodrowe of Ilfracombe
a Christopher Sanford of Bicknoler, Somerset a 1623
m Elizabeth Wyvell dau of John Wyvell of Crediton
b+ other issue - Fabyan, Anthony, Thomas
iv Hugh Sanford of Exeter a 1620
The following comes from Visitation Devon, 1620, Sanford.
m1 Margaret Dunne dau of Philip Dunne, relict of Philip Newcourt of Tiverton
m2 Alice Bird dau of Thomas Bird of Exeter
a Elizabeth Sanford
m John Mollineux of Exeter
b+ other issue a 1620 - Peter b c1589, Grace, Thomazin
v+ 2 sons and 3 daughters
Martin Sanford of Halberton & Dulverton - continued above
m Jane Champneis dau of John Champneis or Champies of Uffculme
1. Martin Sanford of Nynehead, Sheriff of Somerset d 1643
m Susanna Sydenham dau of John Sydenham of Combe
A. Henry Sanford of Nynehead b 1612, bur 09.02.1644
m Mary Ayshford dau of Henry Ayshford by Amy, dau of Richard Bluet of Holcombe Regis
i. Martin Sanford of Nynehead
m Margaret Putt dau of Thomas Putt of Combe
a.+ issue d young
ii. John Sanford of Nynehead d 1711
m Elizabeth Knightley dau of Lucy Knightley of Hackney
a. William Sanford of Nynehead d 1718
m Anne Clarke dau of Edward Clarke of Chipley or Chipleigh
1 William Sanford of Nynehead d 1770
m Anne Chichester dau of Sir John Chichester, 4th Bart of Raleigh
A John Sanford of Nynehead d 1779
m Jane Anstruther dau of Sir Alexander Anstruther by Jean, Baroness Newark
i William Ayshford Sanford of Nynehead & Lynton d 30.08.1833
m 08.1793 Mary Marshall d 24.08.1835, dau of Rev. Edward Marshall of Breage
a Edward Ayshford Sanford of Nynehead Court b 23.05.1794, d 01.12.1871 had issue
m1 04.11.1817 Henrietta Langham d 24.08.1835, dau of Sir William Langham, 8th Bart of Cottesbrooke
m2 01.08.1842, sp Caroline Anne Stanhope d 11.1856, dau of Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Harrington
ii John Sanford d 03.03.1899, vicar of Nynehead
m Eliza Morgan dau of Maj. General George Morgan
a Anne Horatia Caroline Sanford b 1822-3, d 03/5.03.1899
m 14.10.1844 Frederick Henry Methuen, 2nd Lord b 23.02.1818, d 26.09.1891
iii Ann Elizabeth Sanford dsp
m Paolo Marcelli d'Assoli brother of Duce d'Assoli
iv Jane Sanford d unm
B+ 4 sons and 1 daughter
b. Jane Sanford probably of this generation
m Thomas Carew of Crowcombe d 1719
c.+ 9 or 12 others
iii. Amy Sanford
m _ Yard
iv. Susan Sanford
m James Courtnay of Molland
B. Mary Sanford probably of this generation
m Thomas Gorges of Batcombe b 1618, d 1671
The following is supported by Visitation Devon, 1620, Sanford.
C.+ other issue - William dsp by 1620, Arthur dsp by 1620, Penelope dsp by 1620, William b c1616, George b c1617, Jane b c1610
2. Abigail Sanford
m George Sidenham of Devon
3. Dorothy Sanford
m Christopher Banford

Sources: BLG1886 & BLG1952 Sanford of Nynehead Court
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