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Margaret Crewse (Kaye)

Also Known As: "Margaret Wingfield", "Margaret Cruwys", "Margaret Key"
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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Daughter of Edward Kaye, of Woodsome and Anna Kaye
Wife of Thomas Maria Wingfield, MP and Jacob Crewse, of Forthinghay
Mother of Edward Maria Wingfield, MP, 1st Governor of Virginia and Thomas Maria Wingfield, II
Sister of Robert Kaye, of Glatton; Margery Lawrence; Lucia Pickering and Anna Aiscue

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  • WINGFIELD, Thomas Maria (?1516-57), of Stoneley, Hunts. and London.
  • b. ?1516, 2nd s. of Sir Richard Wingfield of Kimbolton by 2nd w. Bridget, da. and h. of Sir John Wiltshire of Stone Castle, Kent; bro. of Jacques. educ. Oxf. BA 1534. m. (1) Margaret (d.1546), wid. of James Cole and William Sabine (d. Apr. 1543) of Ipswich, Suff.; (2) by 1550, Margaret, da. of Edward Kaye of Woodsome, Yorks., at least 2s. inc. Edward Maria†.1
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  • Thomas Maria WINGFIELD of Stonley Priory (Sir MP)
  • Father: Richard WINGFIELD of Kimbolton Castle (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Bridget WILTSHIRE
  • Married 1: Margaret ? (w.1 Son Johnson - w.2 William Sabyn)
  • Married 2: Margaret KERRYE 1550
  • Children:
    • 1. Edward Maria WINGFIELD
    • 2. Thomas Maria WINGFIELD (Sir)
    • 3. Gamaliel WINGFIELD
    • 4. Richard WINGFIELD
  • From: Maria WINGFIELD (Sir MP)1


  • Born: ABT 1532
  • Father: William TYRWHITT of Kettelby (Knight Sheriff of Lincoln)
  • Mother: Isabel GIRLINGTON
  • Married: Edward KAYE
  • Children:
    • 1. Lucy KAYE (d. ABT 1565) (m. John Pickering)
    • 2. Robert KEYES (b. 1565)
    • 3. Margaret KAYE
  • From: TYRWHITT1


  • Edward Maria Wingfield, sometimes hyphenated as Edward-Maria Wingfield (born 1550, Stonely Priory, near Kimbolton – died 1631[1]) was a soldier, Member of Parliament, (1593) and English colonist in America. He was the son of Thomas Maria Wingfield, and the grandson of Richard Wingfield.
  • Captain John Smith wrote that from 1602–03 Wingfield was one of the early and prime movers and organisers in "showing great charge and industry"[2] in getting the Virginia Venture moving: he was one of the four incorporators for the London Virginia Company in the Virginia Charter of 1606 and one of its biggest financial backers.[3] He recruited (with his cousin, Captain Bartholomew Gosnold) about forty of the 104 would-be colonists, and was the only shareholder to sail. In the first election in the New World, he was elected by his peers as the President of the governing council for one year beginning May 13, 1607, of what became the first successful, English-speaking colony in the New World at Jamestown, Virginia.
  • After four months, on September 10, because "he ever held the men to working, watching and warding",[4] and because of lack of food, death from disease and attack by the "naturals" (during the worst famine and drought for 800 years), Wingfield was made a scapegoat and was deposed on petty charges.[5] On the return of the Supply Boat on April 10, 1608, Wingfield was sent back to London to answer the charge of being an atheist, and one suspected of having Spanish sympathies. Smith's prime biographer, Philip L. Barbour, however, wrote of the "superlative pettiness of the charges... none of the accusations amounting to anything." Wingfield cleared his reputation, was named in the Second Virginia Charter, 1609, and was active in the Virginia Company until 1620, when he was 70 years old.[citation needed]
  • He died in 1631 and was buried on April 13 at St Andrew's Parish Church, Kimbolton, ten weeks before John Smith.[6]
  • Wingfield was born in 1550 at Stonely Priory (dissolved ca. 1536), near Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire (present-day Cambridgeshire), the eldest son of Thomas Maria Wingfield, the Elder, and Margaret (née Kay; from Woodsome, Yorkshire).[7] and was raised as a Protestant[8] His middle name, "Maria" (pronounced [mah-RYE-uh]), derived from Mary Tudor, Queen of France,[9] sister of King Henry VIII, not Henry VIII's same named devoutly Catholic daughter, Mary Tudor.
  • Edward's father, Thomas Maria Wingfield, MP (who had in 1536 renounced his calling as a priest), died when Edward was seven years old.[10] Before he was twelve years of age, his mother remarried, to James Cruwys of Fotheringhay,[11] Northamptonshire, who became his guardian; yet the father figure in his early years appears to have been his uncle, Jacques Wingfield, one of six contemporary martial Wingfields.
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  • Thomas Maria Wingfield1
  • M, #672313
  • Last Edited=28 Dec 2015
  • Thomas Maria Wingfield is the son of Sir Richard Wingfield and Bridget Wiltshire.1 He married unknown Kerrye.1
  • Child of Thomas Maria Wingfield and unknown Kerrye
    • Edward Maria Wingfield1 b. c 1560
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 3200. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
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  • Sir Richard Wingfield KG of Kimbolton Castle (c. 1456 – 22 July 1525) was an influential courtier and diplomat in the early years of the Tudor dynasty of England.
  • He was born at Letheringham, Suffolk to Sir John Wingfield (c. 1428 – 10 May 1481) and his wife Elizabeth FitzLewis (c. 1431-1497). He was the eleventh of twelve sons; and brother to Humphrey Wingfield. His paternal grandparents were Sir Robert Wingfield and Elizabeth Gousell. He was one of the major landowners in Huntingdonshire and lived at Kimbolton Castle.[1]
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  • His first wife Catherine, née Woodville, sister of Queen Elizabeth Woodville, died in 1497, and Wingfield was a widower for some time. He married in about 1513, his second wife, Bridget Wiltshire, daughter and heiress of Sir John Wiltshire of Stone Castle and Isabella Clothall. They were parents to ten children:
    • Charles Wingfield of Kimbolton Castle (1513 – 24 May 1540). He married Joan Knollys, a sister to Sir Francis Knollys and sister-in-law to Lady Catherine Carey.
    • Thomas Maria Wingfield of Stonley Priory. A Member of Parliament. He married first widow Mrs. Margaret Sabyn and secondly Margaret Kerrye.
    • Jacques Wingfield of Stone Castle (c. 1519-1587?). A politician first known for long-term service to Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester.
    • Henry Wingfield.
    • Jane Wingfield. Married first Thomas Worlich of Alconbury and secondly Francis Roe.
    • Mary Wingfield.
    • Margaret Wingfield. She married first Sir Thomas Newman and secondly a son of the Moyle family.
    • Anne Wingfield. She married into the Maidenhead family.
    • Elizabeth Wingfield. She married into the Latimer family.
    • Catherine Wingfield.
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  • The visitation of the county of Huntingdon, under the authority of William Camden, Clareneaux king of arms, by his deputy, Nicholas Charles, Lancaster herald, A. D. MDCXIII by Charles, Nicholas
    • KAYE.
  • Arthurus Kaye de Woder some in com. Ebor' armig'. = Beatrix, fila Mathei Wentworth de Britton. ; ch: Johannes Kaye
    • Johannes Kaye de Wood'some. = . . . . ; ch: Edward (m. Anna Tirwhitt) Kaye
      • Edward Kaye of Wood'some in com. Ebor' gen'osus, 4 filius. = Anna, filia Rob'ti Tirwhitt de Ketelbye militus, in com. Lincoln. ; ch: Margaret (m. Jacobo Crewse), Anna (m. Francisco Aiscue), Robertus (m. Christiana Cooper), Joh'nes ( 2. ), Will'm' ( 3. ), Lucia (m. Johannis Pikering), Margeria (m. Will'o Laurence) Kaye
      • Margareta, nupta Jacobo Crewse de Fotheringhay in com. Northamptoniæ.
      • Anna, nupta Francisco Aiscue de Kelsey militi, in com. Lincoln.
      • Lucia, ux. Johannis Pikering de Tichmersh in com. Northampton.
      • Margeria, nupta Will'o Laurence de St. Ives.
      • Robertus Kaye de Glatton in com. Hunt. filius et hæres. = Christiana, filia Will'i Cooper, relicta Thomæ Groome. ch: Henricus (m. Susanna Loftis) Kay
        • Henricus Kay de Glatton in com. Hunt. superstes 1613. = Susanna, filia Joh'nis Loftis de Lutton in com. North't. ; ch: Johannes (ætatis 3 annor' a°. 1613.), Robertus (2 filius.) Kay.


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Stonely, Huntingdonshire now Cambridgeshire, England