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Frances Windebank (Dymoke)

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Of, Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England
Death: between February 11, 1612 and April 24, 1613 (63-72)
Haines, Hillhurst Parrish, Berkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Edward Dymoke, Kt. and Anne Carr
Wife of Sir Thomas Windebank of Hougham
Mother of Anne Reade; Sir Francis Windebank; Margaret Grymesditch; Mildred Reade and Ellyn Windebank
Sister of Margaret Eure; Sir Robert Dymoke; Elizabeth Dymoke; Dorothy Dymoke; Arthur Dymoke and 6 others

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About Frances Windebank

Frances Dymoke

  • Birth:  c 1545 Lincolnshire, England
  • Death:  will dated 11 Feb 1612, proved 24 Apr 1613.
  • Parents: Anne Talboys and Sir Edward Dymoke


  1. on Aug. 20, 1566 to Sir Thomas Windebank (1549 - 1607), son of Richard Windebank & his wife Margaret Verch Griffith


  • Anne (b. 1567 — d. 8 Jun 1624). Married Henry Reade.
  • Francis (Secretary of State) (baptised at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, Westminster on 21 Aug 1582, died 1 Sep 1646, Paris, France). Name of wife unknown.
  • Margaret (baptized at St Martin-In-The-Fields, Westminster on 12 Aug 1584). Married John Grymesditch, Esq.
  • Mildred (b. 21 Jul 1585 — d. 1656). Married Robert Reade.

Frances left a will dated 11 Feb 1612, proved 24 Apr 1613.


From The Armistead Family: 1635-1910 By Virginia Armistead Garber page 200

This clipping from Times-Dispatch by Mrs. Sallie Nelson Robins, seems to belong right here:

"virginian Descent From Royalty.

"To most of us Americans this has a spurious ring, and the desire for royal descent in the heart of a citizen of the United States seems somewhat of an anacronism. But no stranger is it than the pleasure which a denizen of the region north of Mason and Dixon's line experiences in the fact that he comes from a Southern planter who was also a slaveholder. This is a distinction that even the fiercest abolitionist covets. No one who frequents the Virginia Historical Society and sees the genealogical fanatics can doubt this fact. The 'searcher' may belong to the Grand Army of the Republic or live in Kansas or Ohio—but if he has a Southern forbear he rejoices, and if this forbear held slaves the better pleased is he.

"There are only twelve royal personages from whom the 'people' may derive descent. They are known as 'the twelve royal leakages'; from some of them American citizens come.

"So one child of John, one of Henry III., five of Edward I., four of Edward III., and one of Henry VII. form the twelve 'leakages' of the royal blood.

"It is mostly through a succession of female lines that descent from royalty can be traced.

"Lately there seems to be a revival of interest in the 'Daughters of the Crown,' an American organization, and these notes may be useful to some who aspire to this honor. There are, of course, many attractive features of this society, but perhaps the visible sign of membership—the insignia, or badge—is most compelling. It is so beautiful that one can hardly restrain one's self from addressing the happy owner as 'Your Royal Highness!' or 'Your Grace!'

These non-essentials have their place and power, and make one of the many recreations of life."

For those of the Lawrence Smith line who care to trace back to titled lineage, I give the following:

King Edward Third of England married and had among others, Lionel, Duke of Clarence, whose only daughter, Lady ^PhUlipa Plantagenet, married Edward Mortimer, Earl of March. Their daughter, Lady Elizabeth Mortimer, married Sir Henry Percy (Hotspur). His son, Henry Percy, married Lady Eleanor Neville. Issue: Henry Percy, third Earl of Northumberland, who married Lady Eleanor Poynings; their daughter, Lady Margaret Percy, married Sir William Gascoigne. Their daughter, Lady Elisabeth Gascoigne married Sir George Telboise, a Norman knight, follower of William the Conqueror. Their daughter, Lady Anna Telboise, married Sir Edmund Dymoke,⁎ Master of Schrivelsby Court. His daughter, Frances Dymoke, married, August 20, 1566, Sir Thomas Windebank," Clerk of the Signet to "good Queen Bess." Their daughter, Mildred Windebank, married Robert Reade, Esquire, of Yorkshire. Their son. Honorable George Reade, came to Virginia in 1637, married Elizabeth Martian. ... "

Mrs. Sallie Nelson Robins, the versatile writer, editor of those charming genealogical bits in the Sunday Times-Dispatch, in speaking of descent from royal blood, says: "The burden of such extended obligation fairly takes one's breath away—one seems to elongate like a modern sky rocket and then go out in a 'fiz.'"

In addition to above, the following clipping from TimesDispatch is inserted:

"George Reade, who settled at Yorktown in the seventeenth century, was the son of Robert Reade, of Linkenholt, and Lady Mildred Windebank, and through her his descendants have for a progenitor Louis VII. of France. These descendants are so numerous that to give the surnames only is impossible, but among them are the Washingtons, Nelsons, Pages, Seldens, Marshalls, Taliaferros, etc. Old George Reade is a joke among genealogists. "He bobs up serene and unperturbed on the majority of the papers of those who aspire to membership in patriotic societies. Charlemagne, Emperor of the West and King of France, is represented in Virginia by the Burwells, Bassetts, Amblers, Colstons, Harrisons, Armisteads, Baylors, Mayos, and these names derive this distinction from Abigail Smith, whose mother was a Bacon. This family dominated in Virginia by the intrepid rebel, has a most interesting line, embracing such fascinating personalities as the Lody Poppa, daughter of Pepin de Senlis, Count Berengarins, of Bayen and Valois. Who would not be proud of such stately cadence, if nothing else. "Pepin de Senlis was grandson of Bernard, King of Lombardy, and he was grandson of Charlemagne of the West. This is no fairy tale, but scientifically demonstrated; chapter and verse can easily be given."

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Frances DYMOKE

Born: ABT 1541, Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England

Died: AFT 1611

  • Father: Edward DYMOKE (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Anne TALBOYS
  • Married: Thomas WINDEBANK of Hougham (Sir Knight) (See his Biography) 20 Aug 1566, Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England


  • 1. Anne WINDEBANK (b. 1567 — d. 8 Jun 1624) (m. Henry Reade)
  • 2. Francis WINDEBANK (Secretary of State) (See his Biography)
  • 3. Thomas WINDEBANK (b. 21 Aug 1582 — d. 5 Nov 1607)
  • 4. Mildred WINDEBANK (b. 21 Jul 1585 — d. 1656) (m. Robert Reade)

  • Frances Dymoke1
  • F, #176158, d. after 3 March 1611
  • Last Edited=5 Dec 2008
  • Consanguinity Index=0.02%

Frances Dymoke was born at Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England. She was the daughter of Sir Edward Dymoke and Anne Tailboys.1 She married Sir Thomas Windebank, son of Richard Windebank and Margaret verch Griffith, on 20 August 1566.1 She died after 3 March 1611.1

Her married name became Windebank.

Child of Frances Dymoke and Sir Thomas Windebank

  • Mildred Windebank+1 b. 1584, d. a 15 Aug 1630

ID: I65128

  • Name: Frances DYMOKE
  • Given Name: Frances
  • Surname: Dymoke
  • Sex: F

_UID: 3D2F690D17757049B88705B34E537676ABA5 Note: All questions, comments or suggestions regarding information on this page should be addressed to: Bebe Ulrich

ID: I4814

  • Name: Frances Lady DYMOKE 1 2
  • Sex: F
  • Title: Lady
  • Birth: 1539 in Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England 2
  • Death: AFT. 1611 in England 2


Excerpt from Lewis of Warner Hall

M.E. Sorley - page 37

"The second son of Edward III of England was Lionel Plantagenet, K.G. Duke of Clarence, Earl of Ulster, etc., this son married, when she was but thirteen, Philippa de Burgh, daughter of William, Earl of Ulster. Lionel and Philippa were the parents of Philippa Plantagenet, who in turn married Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March, and had a daughter, Elizabeth Mortimer.

This Elizabeth Mortimer became the wife of the famous "Hotspur"--Sir Henry Percy. Shakespeare has preserved much of the story of the Mortimer's and the Percy's in his histories dealing with the Wars of the Roses. "Hotspur" was one of a long line of those named Sir Henry Percy, but, unlike others of his name, he died before his father and never became Earl of Northumberland. The earldom descended successively to Hotspur's son and grandson, both of whom were likewise named Henry Percy.

Hotspur's grandson had a daughter, Margaret Percy, who married Sir William Gascoigne. Elizabeth Gascoigne, their daughter, married Sir George de Talboys, of Kyme. Anne Talboys, daughter of the last-named couple, married Sir Edward Dymoke of "Scrivelsby", Lincolnshire, and their daughter, Frances, was the grandmother of Col. George Reade. (through her daughter Mildred who was 3rd wife of George Reade)

1 2 3

  • Birth: 1539 in Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Death: AFT 1611 in Hurst, Herlot, Berkshire, England
  • Burial: Stringston, Somersetshire, England
  • Father: Edward DYMOKE b: 1508 in Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Mother: Anne Elizabeth TAILBOIS b: 1517 in Kyme, Lincolnshire, England

Marriage 1 Thomas WINDEBANK b: JAN 1537/38 in Hurst, Herlot, Berkshire, England Married: 20 AUG 1566 in Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England


  • Anne WINDEBANK b: ABT 1566 in , Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England
* William WINDEBANK b: ABT 1568
  • Mildred WINDEBANK b: 21 JUL 1585 in Hiens Hill, Hurst, Berkshire, England
  • Helen WINDEBANK b: 1 FEB 1596/97 in Hurst, Herlot, Berkshire, England
  • Francis WINDEBANK b: 21 AUG 1582 in London, Middlesex, England
  • Thomas WINDEBANK b: 21 AUG 1582 in , London, Middlesex, England


Birth: unknown Lincolnshire, England Death: Mar. 3, 1611

Daughter of Anne (Talboys) Dymoke and Sir Edward Dymoke.Her father had been Royal Champion.Was at coronation for Ed VI., Eliz I. and Mary I. She married Sir Thomas Windebank Aug. 20, 1566 the month before her father died. Mother of Mildred Windebank (Reade).

Family links:

 Edward Dymoke (1508 - 1566)
 Anne Talboys Dymoke (1493 - 1566)

 Thomas Windebank (1549 - 1607)*

 Mildred Windebank Reade (1584 - ____)*
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Burial: Unknown

Created by: Kaaren Crail Vining Record added: May 03, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 51935361

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Frances Windebank's Timeline

Of, Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England
Age 21
Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, , England
August 21, 1582
Age 37
London, Greater London, England
August 12, 1584
Age 39
London, Middlesex, England
July 21, 1585
Age 40
Haines, Hillhurst Parrish, Berkshire, England
February 1, 1594
Age 49
Hurst, Berkshire , England
February 11, 1612
Age 67
Haines, Hillhurst Parrish, Berkshire, England