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Southworth: Southworth of Croft, Southworth of Samlesbury, Southworth of Southworth
The family web site mentioned under Sources below shows the following Roger de Croft as son of Orm b c1085 son of Roger de Ashton b c1050. We suspect that there was at least one intervening generation and so start with Roger de Croft. The following shows in italics which generations are taken from that web site.
Roger de Croft a 1184, d 1225
1. Gilbert de Croft a 1219 VCH mentions a Gilbert de Croft also of Dalton in Kendal who, before 1219, granted Southworth to Gilbert - son of Hugh de Croft, "founder of the Southworth family" and "probably a new kinsman". The family web site suggests that he was the grantee's uncle.
2. Hugh de Croft
A. Gilbert de Croft of Southworth a 1219
i. Gilbert de Southworth of Southworth & Croft? d c1275 VCH is not clear exactly which generation of this line obtained the manor of Croft but implies that this was around this time and reports that the family "held the manors of Southworth and Croft until the beginning of the 17th century."
a. Gilbert de Southworth of Southworth & Croft d c1300
m Emma
1 William de Southworth of Southworth & Croft a 1292
A Gilbert Southworth of Southworth, Sheriff of Lancasgire a 1326the first mentioned by Dugdale & VCH
References above to VCH are to VCH Lancashire, vol 4, Townships - Southworth. References to VCH for this Gilbert and later generations are to the section of VCH which is identified below as a Main Source for this page.
m Cecily a 1329
i Sir Gilbert Southworth of Samlesbury a 1332
m before 08.07.1325 Alice dau/heir of Nicholas D'Euyas or D'ewias or D'Ewyas of Samlesbury, son of John son by Alice, dau of Jordan Foliot of Nicholas
a Sir Thomas Southworth of Samlesbury a 1362, 2nd sonmentioned by VCH, omitted by Dugdale
1 Sir John Southworth of Samlesbury d Harfleur 1415
m by 1386 Margaret Hoghton dau of Sir RIchard de Hoghton of Hoghton
A Sir Thomas Southworth of Samlesbury b c1392, d 1432 - continued below
m 1409 Joan Booth dau of John Booth of Barton
ii+ other issue - Richard, Matthew possibly ancestor of Southworths of Middleton & Houghton
Sir Thomas Southworth of Samlesbury b c1392, d 1432 - continued above
m 1409 Joan Booth dau of John Booth of Barton
1. Richard Southworth of Samlesbury b c1420, d 1472
m 1429 Elizabeth Molyneux dau of Richard Molyneux of Sefton
A. Sir Christopher Southworth of Samlesbury d 1487
m Isabel Dutton dau of Thomas Dutton of Dutton, brother/coheir of John
i. Sir John Southworth of Samlesbury b c1478, d 1517
m Hellen Langton dau of Sir Richard Langton of Newton
a. Sir Thomas Southworth of Samlesbury, Sheriff of Lancashire b c1497, d 13.01.1546
m1 div Ann Stanley
m2 1518 Margery or Margaret Butler dau of Thomas Butler of Bewsey and Warrington
1 Sir John Southworth of Salford of Samlesbury, Sheriff of Lancashire d 1587-8 / 03.11.1595
m 1547 Mary Assheton dau of Sir Richard Assheton of Middleton
A Thomas Southworth of Samlesbury d 30.11.1616, younger son
m Rosamund Lister dau of William not John Lister of Thornton-in-Craven
i John Southworth dvp 1604-5
m Jane Sherborne a 1612, natural dau of Richard Sherborne of Stonyhurst
a Thomas Southworth of Samlesbury b c1599, d 1623
m Anne Tildesley dau of Sir Thomas Tildesley of Ufford or Orford
1 John Southworth of Samlesbury dsp 1635
2 Thomas Southworth of Samlesbury d unm 1641
3 John Southworth of Samlesbury b c1607, d 1676, 2nd John
m Elizabeth Langton dau of Thomas Lagnton of Lowe in Hindley
A Edward Southworth, last of Samlesbury a 1678, 3rd son
B+ other issue - John b c1641, dvp, Thomas dvp, Richard, Christopher, William, Jane, Elizabeth, Anne, Isabel, Rosamund. Hellen, Bridget, Mary
4 Elizabeth Southworth
m1 Richard Walmsley of Showlay
m2 George Talbot b 1612
5 Jane Southworth
m Timothy Somner of Chorley
b John Southworth
c Elizabeth Southworth
m Thomas Langton of Lowe
ii Helen Southworth
m William Dewhurst
iii+ other issue - Thomas, William, Richard, Nicholas, Christopher, Edward, Bridget
B Anne Southworth
m Robert Singleton
C Mary Southworth
m mcrt 26.10.1573 George Talbot
D Margaret Southworth
m Bartholomew Hesketh of Aughton
E+ other issue - John, Richard, Christopher, Gilbert, Leonard. Jane, Stanley
2 Elizabeth Southworth
m Robert Harington
3 Ciceley Southworth
m John Culceth d 1593
4 Katherine Southworth
m1 Thomas Clifton
m2 John Westby
5 Dorothy Southworth
m John Rushden of Dunkenhalghe
b. James Southworthmentioned by Dugdale
c. Christopher Southworth
Christopher is mentioned by VCH as ancestor of the Southworths of Wyke Champflower. The following comes from Visitation Somersetshire, 1623, Southworth.
1 John Southworth dsp
2 Edward Southworth of London
m Jane Lloyd dau of Edward Lloyd of Lloyenmayne
A Henry Southworth of Weeke Champflowre, Somerset a 1623
m Elizabeth Pellsant dau of John Pellsant of London
i Jane Southworth
m William Bull of Shapwicke
ii Margaret Southworth
B Thomas Southworth of Wells a 1623, recorder of Wells
m Jane Mynne dau of Nicholas Mynne of Norfolk
ii. Alice or Agnes Southworth
m c12.06.1490 Sir Alexander Osbaldeston of Osbaldeston b c1481, d 17.01.1544
iii. Margaret Southworth
m Sir William Hoghton
iv.+ other issue - Christopher, Edward
B. Juliana or Jane Southworth
m Sir Richard Towneley d 1482
C. Anne Southworth
m Sir Thomas Molyneux
D. Elizabeth Southworth
m Thomas Screven
E. Margaret Southworth
m Richard Vernon
F. Emma Southworth
m _ Cholmley
2. John Southworth

Sources: Visitation Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664-5, Southworth of Samlesbury with some support/input from VCH Lancashire, vol 6, Towneships - Samlesbury
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