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Anthony Cave, Merchant of the Staple, of Chichley, Bucks.

Birthplace: Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: September 09, 1558 (36-45)
Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, England, (Present UK)
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Cave, Esq., of Stanford and Margaret Saxby
Husband of Elizabeth Weston
Father of Dorothy Poole; Judith Chester; Catherine Babington; Margaret Babington; Martha Cave and 3 others
Brother of Sir Thomas Cave, of Stanford; Elizabeth Cave; Clement Cave; Sir Ambrose Cave, Mp; Francis Cave, Mp and 8 others
Half brother of Margaret Saunders and Edward Cave

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About Anthony Cave, Merchant of the Staple, of Chichley, Bucks.

The Company of Merchants of the Staple of England, the Merchants of the Staple, also known as the Merchant Staplers, is an English company incorporated by Royal Charter in 1319 (and so the oldest mercantile corporation in England) dealing in wool, skins, lead and tin which controlled the export of wool to the continent during the late medieval period. The company of the staple may perhaps trace its ancestry back as far as 1282 or even further.

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  • Anthony Cave, Gent., Burgess of Liverpool1,2,3,4,5
  • M, #74287, b. circa 1514, d. 9 September 1558
  • Father Richard Cave, Esq.1,3,5 b. c 1470, d. 20 Apr 1538
  • Mother Margaret Saxby1,3,5 b. c 1472, d. c Mar 1532
  • Anthony Cave, Gent., Burgess of Liverpool was born circa 1514 at of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England.1 He married Elizabeth Lovett, daughter of Thomas Lovett, Esq. and Anne Danvers, before 1538 at of Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, England; They had 1 son (unnamed) and 5 daughters (including Judith, wife of William Chester, Esq; Anne, wife of Griffith Hampden, Esq; Martha, wife of John Newdigate, Esq; & Mary, wife of Sir Jerome Weston).1,3,5 Anthony Cave, Gent., Burgess of Liverpool died on 9 September 1558 at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England; Buried at Chicheley, Buckinghamshire.1,3,5 His estate was probated on 5 December 1558.3,5
  • Family Elizabeth Lovett b. c 1520, d. 20 Aug 1577
  • Child
    • Mary Cave+2,3,4,5 b. 1 Nov 1556
  • Citations
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 467.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 482.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 55.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 214.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 636.
  • From: __________________
  • Anthony Cave1
  • M, #210220, d. 9 September 1558
  • Last Edited=31 Dec 2009
  • Anthony Cave was the son of Richard Cave and Margaret Saxby.2 He died on 9 September 1558.3
  • He had two other daughters.1 He lived at Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, England.1
  • Children of Anthony Cave
    • Judith Cave+1 d. Jul 1570
    • Mary Cave+4
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 725. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume I, page 138. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.
  • [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume X, page 582. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • From: ____________________
  • Anthony Cave
  • Birth: unknown, England
  • Death: Sep. 9, 1558, England
  • Anthony Cave, Esq., of Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, Burgess of Liverpool. Son of Richard Cave of Stanford-Upon-Avon and Margaret Saxby, sister of William.
  • Husband of Elizabeth Lovett, daughter of Thomas Lovett and Anne Danvers, married before 1538. They had one son and five daughters.
  • Anthony was trained by his uncle, William Saxby, to the trade of merchant of the Staple of Calais, and was later a merchant in London. He purchased the manor of Drayton, then Chicheley and Thickthornes, Buckinghamshire, and other possessions of the dissolved Abbey of Tickford.
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • Elizabeth Lovett Weston (____ - 1577)
  • Children:
    • Mary Cave Weston (1556 - 1593)*
  • Burial: St Lawrence Churchyard, Chicheley, Milton Keynes Borough, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 104911621
  • From: _____________
  • Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition ... By Douglas Richardson
  • Pg.452
  • 16. ELIZABETH LOVETT, married (1st) before 1538 ANTHONY CAVE, Gent., of Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, Burgess (m.P.) for Liverpool, son of Richard Cave, Esq., of Stanford-on-Avon,
  • Pg.453
  • Northamptonshire, by his 2nd wife, Margaret, sister of William Saxby, Merchant of the Staple of Calais. They had one son and five daughters, including Judith (wife of William Chester, Esq.), Anne (wife of Griffith Hampden, Esq.), Martha (wife of John Newdigate, Esq.), and Mary. He was trained by his uncle, William Saxby, to the trade of a merchant of the Staple of Calais, and was later a merchant at London. he purshased the manor of Drayton near Daventry, northamptonshire, and the manors of Chicheley and Thickthornes, Buckinghamshire, with other possessions of the dissolved Abbey of Tickford. ANTHONY CAVE, Gent., died 9 Sept. 1558, and was buried at Chicheley, Buckinghamshire. he left a will proved 5 Dec. 1558 (P.C.C. 7 Welles). His widow Elizabeth, married (2nd) in London 19 Nov. 1559 (as his 2nd wife) JOHN NEWDIGATE, Esq., of Harefield, Middlesex, Knight of the Shire for Middlesex, 1553, 1554, 1558, 2nd son of John Newdigate, Esq., of Harefield, Middlesex, by Anne, daughter and heiress of Nicholas Hylton, Esq. He was born 9 Oct. 1514. They had one son, Francis. JOHN NEWDIGATE, Esq., died 16 Aug. 1565, and was buried at Harefield, Middlesex. Administration on his estate was granted 4 July 1566. His widow Elizabeth, married (3rd) at Chicheley, Buckinghamshire 7 July 1566 (as his 3rd wife) RICHARD WESTON, Esq., of Skreens (in Roxwell), Essex and Middle Temple, London, Justice of the Common Pleas, Burgess (M.P.) for Lostwithiel, 1553, Saltash, 1553, Lancaster, 1554, and Maldon, 1555, Solicitor General, 1557-9, Sergeant-at-law, 1559, Queen's Serjeant, 1559, Justice of Common Pleas, 1559-72, 3rd son of Richard Weston, Gent., of Colchester, Essex. They had no issue. RICHARD WESTON, Esq., died 6 July 1572. He left a will dated 4 July 1572, proved 29 July 1572 (P.C.C. 26, Daper). His widow, Elizabeth, died 20 Aug. 1577, and was buried at Chicheley, Buckinghamshire. She left a will dated 24 July 1577, proved 20 Nov. 1577 (P.C.C. 44 Daughtry)
  • .... etc.
  • 17. MARY CAVE, daughter and co-heiress, born 1 Nov. 1556. She married (as his 1st wife) JEROME (or JEREMY, JEREMIAH) WESTON, Knt., of Skreens (in Roxwell), Essex, Sheriff of Essex, 1599-1600, son and heir of Richard Weston, Esq., Judge of Common Pleas, by his 1st wife, Wiburga, daughter of Michael Catesby, Esq. He was born about 1550 (aged 22 in 1572). The had four sons, including Richard, K.G. [Lord Weston, 1st Earl of Portland, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Treasurer of England], and William, and six daughters, Anne (wife of John Williams and ___ Gardiner), Mary, Elizabeth, Winifred (wife of Nicholas Cotton), Dorothy (wife of Edward Pynchon, Knt.), and Margaret (wife of Edward Leventhorpe). In 1584 Thomas Josselyn conveyed to him and John Glascocke, Esq., two messuages and various lands in Roxwell and Writtle, Essex. In 1587 John Tanfield, Esq., conveyed the manor of Peverels (in West Hanningfield), Essex to Jerome Weston, Lawrence Tanfield, and others. In 1592 Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, conveyed to him the manor of Berwick Hall (in Colne White) and the rectory of the church of Colne White, Essex. The same year Jerome conveyed to Thomas Yonge, Gent., on messuage and varoius lands in Wickford, Runwell, Downham, and South Hanningfield, Essex. In 1593 he and his wife, Mary, sold one messuage and lands in St. Lawrence and Bradwell-Juxta-Mare, Essex to Edward Luckyn, Gent. for L160. The same year Edmund Huddilston, Knt., and his wife Dorothy, conveyed to him and John Cotton, Esq., the manors of Over Hall and Pycottes (in Ashdon), Essex and various property in Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. His wife Mary, was buried at Roxwell, Essex 6 Oct. 1593. He married (2nd MARGARY PEAKE, widow of ___ Thwaites, of London, and daughter of Ambrose Peake, Citizen of London. In 1595 Edward Ryche, Esq., and Margaret his wife conveyed to him and Rowland Vaughan, Gent., the manor of Hutton, Essex. In 1599 John Peter, Knt., conveyed to him and Jane Elyott, widow, various lands in Writtle .... etc.
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  • Elizabeth BUTLER
  • Born: ABT 1475, Woodhall, Watton, Norfolk, England
  • Died: BEF 1514
  • Buried: BEF 1514, Wappenham, Northamptonshire, England
  • Father: John BUTLER
  • Mother: Constance De VERE
  • Married: Thomas LOVETT (Esq.) (b. ABT 1471) (son of Thomas Lovett and Anne Drayton) BEF 1491, Astwell, Wappenam, Northampton, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Margaret LOVETT
    • 2. Constance LOVETT (b. ABT 1507)
    • 3. Thomas LOVETT (b. ABT 1514) (m.1 Elizabeth Fermor - m.2 Anne Danvers)
    • 4. Elizabeth (Anne) LOVETT (b. ABT 1521 - d. 21 Aug 1577) (m.1 Anthony Cave - m.2 John Newdigate - m.3 Richard Weston)
  • From: BUTLER1 ______________________________
  • John NEWDIGATE of Harefield
  • Born: 1519, Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Died: ABT 1573 / 1565
  • Father: John NEWDIGATE of Harefield
  • Mother: Anne HILTON
  • Married 1: Mary CHENEY
  • Children:
    • 1. John NEWDIGATE of Arbury
  • Married 2: Elizabeth (Anne) LOVETT (b. ABT 1521 - d. 21 Aug 1577) (dau. of Thomas Lovett and Elizabeth Butler) (w.1 of Anthony Cave - m.3 Richard Weston)
  • From: NEWDIGATE of Harefield4 _______________________
  • Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley ..., Volume 1 By Robert Edmond Chester Waters
  • The earliest of the brasses in Stanford Church is that of John Cave, who was appointed Vicar of Stanford by the Abbot of Selby 9th May 1458, and died 27th Feb. 1471-2. (2) He is said in the Visitation of Leicestershire 1618 to have been the nephew of the Abbot, and the brother of PETER CAVE of Stanford, who married Margaret Burdet of Rowell, and who is commemorated by a brass engraved with this inscription under the figures of a man and his wife. (2)
    • .... etc.
  • THOMAS CAVE, son of Peter and Margaret, succeeded his father at Stanford, and died 17th Sept. 1495. His brass in the church bears the effigies of a man, his two wives, and eight children, and is thus inscribed : (2)
    • .... etc.
  • RICHARD CAVE Esq. of Stanford, the eldest son of Thomas Cave by Thomasine Passemere of Essex, greatly increased his patrimony and the social position of his family. He was High Sheriff of Northamptonshire in 22 Hen. VIII. 1530, and was the first of his name who filled that office. He owed much of his advancement to his friendly intimacy with Cromwell, who was then the chief secretary of Cardinal Wolsey, and was fast rising to power. Several letters from Richard Cave and his son Thomas are preserved in the State-Paper Office amongst Cromwell's correspondence. The earliest is dated 18th June 1528, when after thanking him for his good cheer during his recent visit, Cave asks him to provide for his son Anthony, who wanted a place in England fit for a merchant to fill. (4) It appears from other letters that Cromwell was a frequent and friendly visitor at Stanford, and that he was always willing to assist his friend in procuring favourable leases of tithes and other church lands in the gift of the Cardinal and the King. (4) It is evident from his Will that Cave acquired considerable wealth, which enabled him to make ample provision for his numerous children. But as he died in 1538, before the dissolution of Monasteries, he cannot fairly be reckoned amongst those new men who were enriched by the spoliation of the religious houses, although his sons afterwards shared largely in the plunder.
  • Richard Cave had two wives. By his first wife Elizabeth Mervin of Church
  • Lawford in Warwicksliire, who died 9th Angnst 1493, he had only two children Edward and Margaret.
  • 1. Edward Cave married Dorothy, daughter and coheir of Nicholas Mallory Esq. of Newbold Revell, co. Warwick, and died in his father's lifetime, leaving two daughters Catharine and Margaret. Catharine married before 1536 Sir Thomas Andrew Kt. of Charwelton, and died 18th August 1555. Their son Thomas Andrew had the lamentable honour of presiding at the execution of Mary Queen of Scots on 8th February 1586-7, he being the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire in that year. (5) Margaret married after 1536 Thomas Boughton Esq. of Causton in Warwickshire.
  • 2. Margaret Cave married Thomas Saunders Esq. of Sibbertoft, co. Leicester, who died 1st March 1528-9, leaving seven sons and six daughters. (6) Two of their sons were personages of some note. Lawrence Saunders sometime apprentice to Sir William Chester, and afterwards Rector of All Hallows Broad-street, was burnt to death for heresy at Coventry 8th Feb. 1554-5, and has been already noticed in my account of Sir William Chester. His brother Sir Edward Saunders was a fervent Catholic and a zealous partizan of Queen Mary, who appointed him a Judge of Common Pleas 4th Oct. 1553. He was knighted by King Philip on 27th Jan. 1554-5, just two days before his brother's conviction, and his letters are extant by which he vainly implored his brother to retract his errors 'about the most Blessed and our most comfortable Sacrament of the Altar.' He became Chief-Justice of England 8th May 1557, but soon after the accession of Queen Elizabeth was removed, on account of his attachment to the old religion, into the Court of Exchequer, of which he was Chief-Baron until his death. (7) He died in London 12th Nov. 1576, and probably of some contagious fever, as his chaplain died at the same time. His body was removed to his seat in Warwickshire at Weston-under-Weatherley, where his monument still remains ; but his interment is thus noticed in the Burial Register of St. Peter-le-Poor London : '1576. Nov. 26. Sir Edward Saunders Lord Chief-Baron and John Smyth clerk, his chaplain, whose corpses were carried into the country.' Sir Edward was one of the supervisors of the Will of his uncle Anthony Cave of Chicheley.
  • The second wife of Richard Cave was Margaret Saxby, the sister of William and John Saxby, who were considerable Merchants of the Staple at Northampton and Calais. William Saxby brought up his nephew Anthony Cave to his own business, and died without issue in April 1517. There is a brass to his memory in Stanford Church.
    • .... etc.
  • Margaret Cave died before her husband in March 1531-2, leaving eight sons and five daughters. Richard Cave died 20th April 1538, and the brass effigies of him and his two wives still remain in Stanford Church. (3)
    • .... etc.
  • Richard Cave had issue by his second wife Margaret Saxby thirteen children, eight sons and five daughters.
  • I. SIR THOMAS CAVE succeeded his father at Stanford, and purchased from the crown in 1540 the estates which had belonged to Selby Abbey in the counties of Northampton and Leicester, and which his family had held so long as lessees. He died in 1558, and his surviving son and heir Roger Cave married 24th November 1561, Margaret Cecil, sister of the famous Lord Burghley,* who remarried Erasmus Smith Esq., another of the grandsons of Richard Cave. Roger Cave was the ancestor of the Baronets of the name of Cave, who still flourish.
  • II. ANTHONY CAVE of Chicheley, of whom hereafter.
  • III. CLEMENT, married Margery Mallory, the sister of his brother Edward's widow. He died without issue 30th November 1538, and has a brass in Stanford church.
  • IV. SIR AMBROSE CAVE is called in his father's Will a Knight of Rhodes, which was the popular name for a Knight Hospitaller of the aristocratic Order of St. John of Jerusalem. He was admitted into the Order in 1525, and claimed the Commandery of Shengay, which involved him in much litigation. When the Order was dissolved by Statute in 1540, a pension of 100 marks per annum was assigned to him. His release from his vows must have been highly acceptable to him ; for we soon find him married to an heiress and engaged actively in political life. He was M.P. for Leicestershire in two Parliaments of Queen Mary, and then for Warwickshire until his death. On the accession of Queen Elizabeth he was sworn of her Privy Council, and on 22d December 1558 was made Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. With all the zeal of a convert he formally complained to the House of Commons on 6th March 1558-9, that Alderman White had slandered him by stating that he misliked the Book of Common Prayer ; but the Alderman explained, that Sir Ambrose had only wished that the book might be well considered ; and so the matter ended, after having fulfilled its probable purpose of displaying the zeal of the new Chancellor for the religious innovations of his royal mistress. He was constantly employed by Queen Elizabeth unil his death, which took place on 2d April 1568. He died in
  • London, and his obsequies weve solemnly performed in the Chuch of the Savoy on 10th April 1568, but his body was afterwards carried to Stanford. His only daughter Margaret was born 25th April 1559, and married before her father's death Henry Knolls, the son and heir apparent of Sir Francis Knollys K.G. Sir Ambrose Cave seems to have been educated at St. John's College Cambridge and Magdalen College Oxford ; for he founded two scholarships in each of those colleges with preference to his kindred. His flattery of Queen Elizabeth has been perpetuated by a portrait of him with a yellow garter round his left arm. One night at Court the Queen's garter had slipped off whilst she was dancing : Sir Ambrose picked it up and tied it on his left arm, vowing that he would wear it there for his mistress's sake as long as he lived. (8)
  • V. FRANCIS CAVE was a Doctor of Civil Law, and was ancestor to the Caves of Bagrave, co. Leicester. He was an executor of his father and of his brother Anthony.
  • VI. RICHARD CAVE of Pickwell, co. Leicester, married Barbara, daughter of Sir William Fielding Kt., ancestor of the Earls of Denbigh. His great-grandson Doctor William Cave, Canon of Windsor, was the well-known author of the Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Historia Literaria.
  • VII. BRIAN CAVE of Ingarsby, of whom hereafter.
  • VIII. AUGUSTINE CAVE, a monk. On the suppression of religious houses he had an annuity settled on him by his brother Anthony Cave of Chicheley.
  • I. ELIZABETH CAVE, married before 1517 William Wyrley Esq. of Hamsted in Staffordshire. They were both living in 1556 with children.
  • II. . . . . . . CAVE (her Christian name is unknown to me), married Robert Chauntrell Esq. of Foxton, who was one of the executors of Richard Cave in 1538. Mrs. Chauntrell is omitted from all the printed pedigrees of Cave, although she is mentioned with her children in her father's Will.
  • III. Dorothy Cave married William Smith als Heris of Withcock, co. Leicester, who died 1546. She then married Sir Henry Poole Kt., a Knight of Rhodes. Her eldest son Erasmus Smith married Margaret Cecil, the widow of his cousin Roger Cave. His son Henry Smith was the eloquent lecturer of St. Clement Danes, who was commonly known as 'silver-tongued' Smith, and was called by his contemporaries the Chrysostom of England. In one of his best-known sermons he enlarged on the duty of mothers suckling their own children, for it was then almost the universal practice amongst women of condition to place their infants out at nurse in the suburbs of London. Such was the force of his eloquence, that 'many persons of honour and worship, ladies and great gentlewomen, forthwith recalled their children home in order to suckle them themselves.' His preaching was effectual with others besides the great ; for he was employed by his granduncle Brian Cave of Ingarsby during his Shrievalty in 1582 to reclaim Dickons, a blasphemous heretic, who had been brought before the Justices, and Dickons was so much impressed by his preaching that he renounced his blasphemies, and lived peaceably for the rest of his life. Smith died at the early age of thirty-one, and was buried at his father's seat of Husband's
  • Bosworth 4th July 1591. His sermons were collected and published by Fuller in 1657, who praises them as 'so solid that the learned may admire, and so plain that the unlearned may perfectly understand them.' They are singularly free from the quaintness and affected learning of his age, and even the modern reader will find it difficult to name any English preacher who has since excelled Smith in pulpit eloquence. (9)
  • IV. PRUDENCE CAVE married about 1528 John Croke Esq. of Chilton, Bucks. He was one of the six Clerks in Chancery who were allowed to marry by Statute in 1522, and purchased Chilton from Lord Zouche in 1529. He was made Serjeant-at-law 1546, and a master in Chancery in 1549, and died 2d September 1554, having long survived his wife. Two of his grandsons were Judges of great eminence, and it is remarkable how many of his descendants achieved distinction at the Bar or married personages of high legal rank. The pedigree below is from considerations of space confined to the most noteworthy examples. (10)
  • .... etc.
  • V. BRIDGET CAVE married Francis Tanfield Esq. of Gayton, who died 21st November 1558. She survived him many years, and died 20th June 1583. Their son and heir Clement Tanfield of Gayton was the father of Sir Lawrence Tanfield Kt. Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer 1607-24, whose grandson Lord Falkland Avas one of the heroes of the civil wars. (11)
  • Anne Tanfield daughter of Francis Tanfield and Bridget Cave married Clement Vincent Esq. of Harpole Northants, who was one of the executors of Anthony Cave of Chicheley, and their daughter Elizabeth .... etc.
  • .... etc.
  • III. ANTHONY CAVE, the second son of Richard Cave Esq. of Stanford by his second wife, was bred by his uncle William Saxby to the trade of a merchant of the Staple at Calais, but we learn from his father's letter to Cromwell (4), that in 1528 he was seeking some employment or provision which would enable him to settle in England. Cromwell procured for him a lease of Tickford Abbey in Bucks from Cardinal Wolsey, and Anthony established himself in London as a merchant, where he was free of the Drapers' Company. He acquired great wealth, which he chiefly invested in the purchase of land in Bucks, Beds, and Northamptonshire. His chief purchase was from the Crown in 1545, when Henry VIII. granted to him the Manor of Drayton near Daventry and the Manors of Chicheley and Thickthornes in Bucks, with other possessions of the dissolved Abbey of Tickford, which had formed part of Wolsey's endowment of the King's College at Oxford. (21) Cave's petition for the grant of Chicheley is dated 15th Sept. 1545, and sets forth that he was already in actual possession of the Manors of Chicheley and Thickthornes as lessee for a term of 70 years at the rent of 33l. 17s. 11 1/2d. per annum under a crown lease dated 30th April 1541, and he proffered for the purchase of the fee simple 632l. 5s., which was computed to be twenty years' purchase of the net annual value. These terms were not accepted, but on 4th Dec. 1545 the King granted to Anthony Cave Esq. of Tickford by letters patent, in consideration of 788l. 18s. 9d., the Manors of Chicheley and Thickthornes, with the Rectory and Advowson of Chicheley, to be held by .... etc.
  • Anthony Cave married Elizabeth Lovett, the eldest daughter of Thomas Lovett Esq. IV. of Astwell, by Anne Danvers of Dauntsey. She was the niece of the wife of Sir William Chester, and this connexion evidently led to the subsequent marriage of her eldest daughter Judith to William Chester. They had issue a son, who died in childhood, and five daughters, of whom one died before 31st May 1555, when Anthony Cave made his Will. It was found by the inquest post mortem held at Newport Pagnel on 13th March 1558-9, that Anthony Cave died on the 9th September 1558, and that his next heirs were his four daughters : Judith Cave, who was aged 16 on 15th November 1558 ; Anne Cave,
  • aged 14 on 24th February 1558-9; Martha Cave, aged 13 on 24th February 1558-9; and Mary Cave, aged 2 on 1st November 1558. (21) What became of these daughters will be fully told in the next chapter.
  • Anthony Cave was buried in the north aisle of Chicheley church as he directed by his Will, and the place of his interment was marked by a marble slab bearing brass effigies of a man in armour, and his wife, with this inscription :
    • .... etc.
  • Some eighteen years afterwards his widow, who had in the mean while buried two subsequent husbands, became mindful of the husband of her youth, and erected a stately monument to the memory of Anthony Cave, which is affixed to the wall of the north aisle. .... etc.
  • ELIZABETH, the widow of Anthony Cave, held in jointure the Manor and Mansion of Chicheley, and soon married again. Her second husband was John Newdi-
  • gate Esq. of Harefield in Middlesex, M.P. for that county. He was a widower, and (by a common arrangement of those days) his son and heir John, by his first wife, married Martha Cave the daughter of his second wife. He died about 1565, and his widow Elizabeth married thirdly at Chicheley,* on 7th July 1566, Richard Weston Esq., a Judge of Common Pleas. She was his third wife, and her youngest daughter Mary Cave married Jerome Weston, his son and heir by his first wife. Richard Weston rose to eminence at the Bar in the reign of Queen Mary, and purchased in 1554 the Manor of Skreens in the parish of Roxwell, in his native county of Essex. (24) He was made Solicitor-General 20th November 1557, and a Judge of Common Pleas 16th October 1559. (25) He had no issue by his third marriage, and died 6th July 1572.
  • .... etc.
  • .... She died in the summer of this year, and was buried at Chicheley on 21st August 1577.*
  • I NOW proceed to give some account of the sisters of Judith Chester the heiress of Chicheley, for her father Anthony Cave left at his death in 1558 four daughters and coheirs, of whom Judith was the eldest and his principal heir. The others were named Anne, Martha, and Mary. They were all unmarried in 1558, and there was a great difference in their ages, for Judith was born on the 15th Nov. 1542, and was only twenty months older than Anne, whilst Mary was nearly fourteen years younger. They all married persons of some consideration, and had children. Anne married Griffith Hampden Esq., Martha married John Newdigate Esq., and Mary married Sir Jerome Weston Kt.
  • .... etc. __________________
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  • 30 William 1st Baron Le Boteler b: 11 Jun 1274 in Oversley, Warwickshire, England d: 14 Sep 1335 in Wem, Shropshire, England
  • + Ela Herdeburgh b: Abt 1286 in Prilleston, Norfolk, England d: aft. 05 Jul 1343 m: Bef 1316
  • 31 Ankaret Le Boteler b: Abt 1306 in Wemme, Shropshire, England d: 08 Oct 1361
  • + John 2nd Baron Le Strange b: 25 Jan 1305/06 in Blackmere, Cornwall, England d: 21 Jul 1349 m: Abt 1329 1st Husband, 1st Wife
  • 32 Alianore (Eleanore) Le Strange b: Abt 1345 in Of Knockin, Shropshire, England d: 20 Apr 1396
  • + Reynold 2nd Baron De Grey b: Abt 1319 in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales d: 04 Aug 1388 m: Bef 21 Nov 1360
  • 33 Ida De Grey b: Abt 1368 in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
  • + John Cokayne b: Abt 1365 in Ashbourne Hall, Derbyshire, England d: 22 May 1427 in Hatley Cokayne, Bedfordshire, Tngland m: Abt 1405
  • 34 Elizabeth Cokayne b: Abt 1395 in Bury Hatley, Bedfordshire, England
  • + Philip Boteler b: Abt 1388 in Woodhall, Hereford, Eng
  • 35 Philip Boteler b: 15 Aug 1414
  • + Isabel (Nmn-Philip) Boteler
  • 36 John Boteler (butler) b: abt 1435
  • + Constance De Vere
  • 37 Elizabeth Butler b: in Woodhall, Bedfordshire, Eng
  • +Thomas Lovet b: Abt 1455 in Astwell, Northamptonshire, England
  • 38 Thomas Lovet b: in Astwell, Northamptonshire, England
  • + Anne Danvers b: Abt 1491 in Culworth, Northamptonshire, England
  • 39 Elizabeth Lovet b: Abt 1521 in Of Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, England d: 1577 in Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, England
  • + Anthony Cave b: Abt 1517 d: 09 Sep 1558 in Chicheley, Buckingham, England m: in Chicheley, Buckingham, England ___________
  • John NEWDIGATE of Harefield
  • Born: 1519, Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Died: ABT 1573 / 1565
  • Father: John NEWDIGATE of Harefield
  • Mother: Anne HILTON
  • Married 1: Mary CHENEY
  • Children:
    • 1. John NEWDIGATE of Arbury
  • Married 2: Elizabeth (Anne) LOVETT (b. ABT 1521 - d. 21 Aug 1577) (dau. of Thomas Lovett and Elizabeth Butler) (w.1 of Anthony Cave - m.3 Richard Weston)
  • From: NEWDIGATE of Harefield4 ______________
  • NEWDIGATE, John (1514-65), of Harefield, Mdx.
  • b. 9 Oct. 1514, 3rd but 1st surv. s. of John Newdigate of Harefield by Anne, da. and h. of Nicholas Hilton of Cambridge; bro. of Francis†, Nicholas and Robert†. educ. L. Inn, adm. 7 Aug. 1538, called 1548. m. (1) settlement 4 Feb. 1541, Mary, da. of Sir Robert Cheney of Chesham Bois, Bucks,. 2s. inc. John† ida.; (2) 19 Nov. 1559, Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Lovett of Astwell, Northants., wid. of Anthony Cave of Chicheley, Bucks., 1s. suc. fa. 19 June 1545.2
  • From: ________________
  • WESTON, Richard (by 1527-72), of the Middle Temple, London and Roxwell, Essex.
  • b. by 1527, prob. 3rd s. of Richard Weston of Colchester, Essex. educ. M. Temple. m. (1) Weburgh, da. of Anthony Catesby of Whiston, Northants., wid. of Richard Jenour (d.1548) of Great Dunmow, Essex, 1s. 1da.; (2) 1552/55, Margaret, da. of Eustace Burneby, wid. of Thomas Addington, 1s. 2da.; (3) July 1566, Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Lovett of Astwell, Northants., wid. of Anthony Cave of Chicheley, Bucks. and John Newdigate (d.1565) of Harefield, Mdx.1
  • From: _________________
  • WESTON, Richard II (1577-1635), of Roxwell Park, Essex and Nayland, Suff.
  • bap. 1 May 1577, o.s. of Jerome Weston of Roxwell by his 1st w. Mary, da. of Anthony Cave of Chicheley, Bucks. educ. Trinity Coll. Camb. BA 1594; M. Temple 1594; travelled abroad. m. (1) Elizabeth (d.1603), da. of William Pinchon of Writtle, Essex, 1s. 2da.; (2) c.1604, Frances (d.1645), da. of Nicholas Walgrave of Borley, Essex, 4s. inc. Jerome Weston 1da. Kntd. 1603; suc. fa. 1603; KG 1630; cr. Baron Weston 1628, Earl of Portland 1633.
  • From: _____________
  • WESTON, Sir Richard (1577-1635), of Skreens, Roxwell, Essex and St. Mary Spital, London
  • bap. 1 Mar. 1577, 1st s. of Sir Jerome Weston of Skreens with 1st w. Mary, da. and coh. of Anthony Cave of Chicheley, Bucks.1 educ. Trin. Camb. BA 1594; M. Temple 1594; ?travelled abroad.2 m. (1) Elizabeth (bur. 15 Feb. 1603), da. of William Pinchon of Writtle, Essex, 1s. d.v.p. 2da.; (2) by 1605, Frances (bur. 25 Feb. 1644), da. of Nicholas Waldegrave of Borley, Essex, 4s. 4da. (1 d.v.p.) kntd. 23 July 1603; suc. fa. 1603; cr. Bar. Weston of Neyland 13 Apr. 1628; KG 18 Apr. 1630; earl of Portland 17 Feb. 1633; d. 13 Mar. 1635.3 sig. R[ichard] Weston.
  • From: _______________
  • HAMPDEN, Griffith (1543-91), of Great Hampden, Bucks.
  • b. 1543, 1st s. of John Hampden of Great Hampden by Elizabeth, da. of Sir Edward Ferrers. educ. I. Temple 1560. m. (?1) Elizabeth, s.p.; (2) 30 Nov. 1564, Anne, (d.1594), da. and h. of Anthony Cave of Chicheley, 2 or 3s. inc. William 5da. suc. fa. 7 Dec. 1558.1
  • From: ________________________
  • Chicheley is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England.[2] The village is about 2½ miles north east of Newport Pagnell.
  • The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means Cicca's clearing. In the Domesday Book of 1086, the village was recorded as Cicelai.
  • .... etc.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Lawrence and has a perpendicular style central tower with large windows. The chancel, which contains a fine plaster depicting floral wreaths in relief, and a stone reredos, was rebuilt circa 1708; however, the church dates from the 14th century. In the nave are raised box pews, giving a theatrical air. The church contains monuments to Anthony Cave. Cave's sarcophagus is a cadaver tomb. Other monuments dating from 1635 are to the Chester family of Chicheley Hall.
  • From: ___________________
  • 'Weston02'
  • Richard Weston of Skreens in Roxwell (d 06.07.1572, judge)
  • BE1883 identifies Richard's wife as as Wiburga, dau of Michael Catesby of Seaton. Because the dates appear to fit an earlier generation, provisionally we follow Visitation which shows her as ...
  • m1. Wyborow Catesby (d 1553, dau of Anthony Catesby of Whiston, widow of Richard Jenour of Dunmowe)
    • 1. Sir Jerome Weston of Skreens (Skrynes) in Roxwell
    • m1. Mary Cave (dau of Anthony Cave of Chicheley)
      • A. Sir Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland (bpt 01.03.1577, d 13.03.1634, Treasurer of England)
      • m1. Elizabeth Pinchon .... etc.
  • m2. _ Burnaby
  • m3. Elizabeth Lovett (dau of Thomas Lovett of Astwell)
  • Main source(s):
  • (1) For upper section : Visitation (Richard St. George, Staffordshire, 1612 & 1633-4, Weston of Rugeley) with a little input & support from VCH (Staffordshire, vol 5, Rugeley: Manors and economic history), Visitation (Armytage & Rylands, Staffordshire, 1664-1700, Weston)
  • (2) For lower section : BE1883 (Weston of Portland) with some input & support from Visitation (Essex, 1612, Weston)
  • From:
  • ___________________________
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Anthony Cave, Merchant of the Staple, of Chichley, Bucks.'s Timeline

Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, England, (Present UK)
November 15, 1542
Chicheley, Buckingham, England
February 24, 1545
Probably Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, England
February 24, 1545
of, Chichely, Buckinghamshire, England
November 1, 1556
Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, England