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Benedicta Dunham (Folsgambe)

Also Known As: "Benedicitia", "Folsjambe", "Foljambe"
Birthplace: Walton or Southwell Dale, Derbyshire, England
Death: Died in Tideswell, Derbyshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Godfrey Foljambe, Kt. and Catherine Foljambe
Wife of William Needham and Sir John Dunham, III, Kt.
Mother of Margareta Needham; Mary Dunham; Ralph Dunham; Thomas Dunham and Benedicitia Dunham
Sister of John Foljambe; Katherine Neville; Sir James Foljambe, Kt.; Godfrey Foljambe; George Foljambe and 1 other

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Alternate death 1529


•Sir GODFREY FOLJAMBE, of Walton, Knt., born at Walton on Easter-day, 27 March, 1472, esquire of the body to King Henry 7 & 8. Was granted a tiger arg. ducally gorged or, and an antelope quarterly or and sa. as supporters, and two additional crests; viz. 1. A chapeau gu. turned up ermine, a tiger statant arg. ducally gorged or, and 2. On a wreath a chat-loup or calopus quarterly, or and sa., to be borne by him and his posterity. He was thrice sheriff of co Derby, 11, 16 & 28 Hen. 8, married 1490, and died 20 Dec., 1541, buried in the family vault at Chesterfield with his ancestors 22 December.

KATHERINE, dau. of Sir John Leeke, of Sutton-en-le-Dale, co. Derby, Knt. She d. 24 May, 1529, buried at Chesterfield.

[They had issue]

◦JOHN FOLJAMBE, eldest son and heir, died young, 27 Oct., 1499, buried at Sutton-en-le-Dale.

◦Sir JAMES FOLJAMBE, Knt., of Walton, eldest surviving son, born at Walton, Thursday before Feast of Epiphany, 1510, was sheriff of Derbyshire in 1556, died 26 Sept., 1558, buried 5 Oct., in the family vault at Chesterfield.

ALICE, 1st wife, daughter of Thomas Fitzwilliam, of Aldwark, and of Steeton, co. Ebor. (and granddaughter of Sir Thomas Fitzwilliam, by Lady Lucy Nevill, daughter and co-heiress of John Nevill, Marquess of Montagu). She became co-heiress to her brother, William Fitzwilliam, who died young, and of her uncle, William Fitzwilliam, Earl of Southampton, K.G., born 1511, mar. 1524, died 1535/6, bd. at Chesterfield. [See Foster's account of her ancestry.]

CONSTANCE, 2nd wife, dau. of Sir Edward Littleton, of Pillaton, co. Stafford, Knt., married 1540, buried 22 July 1600, in the vault at Chesterfield.

[Sir James and Alice had issue]

■FRANCES FOLJAMBE, eldest dau., born 6 p.m. 31 December, 1529, married to Jno. Thorne, Esq. [John and Frances had issue]

•ALICE THORNE, only dau. and heiress.

ROGER WOODROVE, of Hope, co. Derby, Esq.

[They had issue]

◦ELLIS WOODROVE, of Hope, Esq., born 15 ..... Sometime bencher of the Inner Temple, married ....., daughter of ..... Bronehard (or Brooker), of Sandridge, in Kent. [their daughter, Jane, married Peter Foljambe.]

■Sir GODFREY FOLJAMBE, Knt., Lord of Walton and Aldwarke, knight of the shire for co. Derby, 1557/8, sheriff of co. Derby 1567/79, b. at Walton, on Wednesday, 11 o'clock, 4 March, 1527, married, 1555/6, Troth, dau. of Sir Wm. Tyrwhitt, of Ketilby, co. Linc., Knt. He d. 22 Dec., 1585, bur. 24 Dec., in the family vault at Chesterfield. She married, 2ndly, to Sir William Mallory, Knt. [Sir Godfrey had issue]

•Sir GODFREY FOLJAMBE, Knt., of Walton, born at Walton, 21 Nov., 1558, at 11 p.m., baptized 25 Nov., 1558, sheriff Derbyshire 1588, M.P. co. Derby, mar., 1582, Isabel, dau. of Sir Christopher Wray, Knt. (she married, 2ndly, to Sir William Bowes, Knt, and 3rdly, to John, Lord Darcy, of Aston, and died at Aldwarke, buried at Rawmarsh). He died 1595, buried at Chesterfield, in the family vault, 14 June, 1595, leaving two estates, at Ashover and Attenborough, to charity. He left no issue, and was succeeded by his uncle, Francis Foljambe.

■GEORGE FOLJAMBE, of Brinnington, Esq., born at Walton, 21 June, Friday, 1528, at midnight, mar. Ursula daughter of ..... Whalley, of Screveton, co. Notts. He died 15 March, 1588, bur. at Chesterfield. She married, 2ndly, to Ralph Stansall. [George had issue]

•TROTH FOLJAMBE, only daughter and heiress, baptized at Chesterfield, 23 August, 1572, said to have married Sir Edward Bellingham, of Newtimber, Sussex, Knt., but died s.p. soon after.

■JAMES FOLJAMBE, twin with George, born 2 a.m. on Saturday, 22 June, 1528, died inf.

■LUCY (?Cecilia) b. Saturday, 31 Dec., 1530, mar., 1560, to George Greenhalgh, of Teversall, Esq.

■MARY FOLJAMBE, 3rd daughter, b. on Thursday, 31 July, 1533, mar. to Vincent Fearne, Esq.

[Sir James and Constance had issue]

■FRANCIS FOLJAMBE, of Aldwark, Esq., born ....., mar. Frances, dau of Thomas Burdett, of Burthwaite, widow of Francis Wortley, of Wortley, Esq., died 1600, bd. in the vault at Chesterfield, 27 September, 1600. [He had issue]

•Sir THOMAS FOLJAMBE, of Aldwark, Knt., born ....., married, 1603, Anne, daughter of Sir James Harrington, of Ridlington, Knt. He died 1603/4, buried in the vault at Chesterfield, 15 January, 1604. She married, 2ndly, Sir John Molineux, of Teversall, Bart., 11 Aug., 1613.

•Sir FRANCIS FOLJAMBE, Bart., of Walton and Aldwark, born ..... Sold Walton 1633, and reduced the estates much by his extravagance; was created a baronet 24 July, 1622, sheriff of Derbyshire, 1633, and died at Bath, s.p.m., 17 Dec., 1640.

ELIZABETH (1st wife), daughter of Sir Wm. Wray, of Glentworth, co. Lincoln.

ELIZABETH (2nd wife), dau. of Sir George Reresby, of Thribergh. She mar., 2ndly, to Edward Horner, of Wells, Esq., and had a daughter, married to Sir Robert Martyn, of Suffolk; 3rdly, to Wm. Monson, Viscount Castlemaine, and had a daughter, Elizabeth, mar. to Sir Philip Hungate, Bart.; and 4thly, to Sir Adam Felton, of Playford, co. Suffolk, Knt. She died 26 Dec., 1695.

[Sir Frances and Elizabeth Wray had issue]

◦FRANCES, only daughter and heiress, baptized at Chesterfield, 2 January, 1627, O.S., married, 1st, to her cousin, Sir Christopher Wray, of Glentworth, co. Lincoln, Bart., and 2ndly, to John Troutbeck, Esq. She died s.p.

■BARBARA, eldest dau. by 2nd wife, married Thomas J. Fletcher, of Morsey, co. Stafford.

■2. GRACE, died young.

■3. ANNE, married, 18 November, 1561, to James Walton.

■4. JANE, d.y.

■5. CATHERINE, died young.

◦GODFREY FOLJAMBE, Esq., born at Walton, on Thursday before Feast of St. Thomas, 1512, married 1524, and d. s.p.l. at Aldwark, 25 May, 1559, bd. at Chesterfield.

MARGARET, the other daughter of Thos. Fitzwilliam, of Aldwark, co-heiress of her brother, Wm. Fitzwilliam, and of her uncle, William, Earl of Southampton, K.G., she died s.p., 7 February, 1557. [See Foster's account of her ancestry.]

[Godfrey had (illegitimate) issue]

■GODFREY FOLJAMBE, alias Brownlow, illegitimate son of Godfrey Foljambe, Esq., born ....., lived at Croxden, co. Stafford, and died s.p. [married to his cousin, Joan (below).]

◦GEORGE FOLJAMBE, of Barlborough, Esq., 3rd son, born at Walton, on the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul.

DOROTHY, daughter of Arthur Barlow, of Barlow, Esq. She married 2ndly, 19 July, 1563, at Chesterfield, Edward Newbold, Esq.

[George and Dorothy had issue]

■JOAN, eldest daughter, mar. to her cousin, Godfrey [above], and illegitimate son of Godfrey Foljambe, Esq.

■HENRY FOLJAMBE, eldest son, born ....., married Mary, sister to Lord Darcy of Aston, widow of Henry Babington, of Dethick. He lived at Dethick during the minority of his stepson, Anthony Babington, whose guardian he was; he d. s.p.

■GODFREY FOLJAMBE, 2nd son, born ....., mar. Emma, daughter of ..... Tunsted, of Tunsted, Esq., and died s.p.

■TROTH, CATHERINE, both died young.

◦BENEDICTA, born on Feast of Translation of St. Edward, 1499, married to Sir William Dunham, Knt., of Kirklington.

◦CATHERINE, born on Vigil of St. Mary Magdalene, 1509, married to Thomas Nevill, of Rolleston.

◦ANNE, born on Vigil of Translation of St. Edward, 1518, married to Francis Lowe, Esq


A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great ..., Volume 4 By John Burke


SIR GODFREY FOLJAMBE, knt. of Walton, born there 27th March, 1472, served as sheriff of Derbyshire, 16 and 28 HENRY VIII. He m. 5 HENRY, VII. Catherine, daughter of Sir John Leake, of Sutton in le Dale, in that county, and had issue,

James, his heir.

Godfrey, b. at Walton in 1512, m. Margaret, sister and co-heir of William Fitzwilliam, esq. of Waldward,...

George, b. at Walton, of Barlborough, in the county of Derby, who m. Dorothy, daughter of Arthur Barlow, of Barlow, in that shire, and had issue.....

BENEDICTA, b. 1499, m. to Sir John Dynham, of Kirklington.

Katherine, b. in 1509, m. to Thomas Nevile, esq. of Rolleston, Notts.

Anne, b. in 1518, m. to Francis Lowes, esq.


The Reliquary and illustrated archaeologist,: a quarterly journal ..., Volume 14 By Llewellyn Frederick William Jewitt, John Charles Cox, John

starting Pg.65-70

Also the following from the Family Register

Sir Godfrey F. son and heir of Henry F. was born at Walton on Easter Day 27 March, 1472

This Sir Godfrey had issue:--

Sir James F. --His eldest son......

Godfrey-- second son....

George--3rd son....

BENEDICT--eld. dau. born at Walton on the Feast of Transtn of St. Edward 1499 Litera Dom. F. Godfather Thomas Foljambe, Godmothers Bennet Foljambe and Merrivall Watterton. Before the Bishop--Margaret Bushie. She married Sir John Dunham of Kirklington, co. Nott.

Katherine--2nd d.....

Anne--3rd dau. .....


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Benedicta Dunham's Timeline

Walton or Southwell Dale, Derbyshire, England
August 15, 1522
Age 23
Nottinghamshire, England
Age 25
Age 27
Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England

Ralph was 30 years old at the time of his marriage ~ that's why the estimated birth age.

Age 29
Alderley, Shropshire, , England
Age 35
Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
Age 46
Tideswell, Derbyshire, England
August 20, 1929
Age 46
August 20, 1929
Age 46
August 20, 1929
Age 46