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Richard Wrottesley, Esq.

Also Known As: "Wriothesley"
Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Wrottesley, Staffordshire, England
Death: December 6, 1521 (64)
Tettenhall, Staffordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Walter Wrottesley, Kt. and Jane Wrottesley
Husband of Dorothy Wrottesley
Father of Walter Wrottesley, Esq.; Eleanor Long; Alice Leveson; Thomas Wrottesley; John Wrottesley and 4 others
Brother of William Wrottesley; Henry Wrottesley; Alice Scrope; Parnell Wrottesley and Jane Cressett

Occupation: Sheriff of Staffordshire
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About Richard Wrottesley, Esq.

There is some controversy concerning the wife of Walter, some sources say she is Jane Baron dau. of William Baron and other sources list Jane Barry dau. of Hugh Barry.

  • 'Richard Wrottesley, Esq., Sheriff of Staffordshire1,2,3,4
  • 'M, b. circa 1457, d. between July 1522 and 3 June 1524
  • Father Sir Walter Wrottesley5,2 b. c 1434, d. 10 Apr 1473
  • Mother Jane Baron5,2 b. c 1435, d. a 1481
  • ' Richard Wrottesley, Esq., Sheriff of Staffordshire was born circa 1457 at of Wrottesley & Butterton, Staffordshire, England; Age 16 in 1473.1,2 He married Dorothy Sutton, daughter of Sir Edmund Sutton and Matilda Clifford, before 1473; They had 9 sons (including Walter, Esq; Thomas; John; Henry; & George) and 9 daughters (including Jane, wife of Richard Cressett; Eleanor, wife of Edmund Liversedge, & of Sir Henry Long; Anne, wife of Thomas Leveson; Margery, wife of James Leveson; Elizabeth; Jane; Isabel; Alice; & Margaret, wife of Humphrey Onslow).6,1,2,3,4 Richard Wrottesley, Esq., Sheriff of Staffordshire died between July 1522 and 3 June 1524; Buried at Tettenhall, Staffordshire.1,2
  • 'Family Dorothy Sutton b. c 1466, d. 1517
  • Children
    • ◦Walter Wrottesley, Esq., Sheriff & Escheator of Staffordshire+1,2 b. c 1483, d. c 1 Jul 1563
    • ◦Jane Wrottesley7,2,3 b. c 1485, d. a 28 Jan 1546
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 483-484.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 91.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 173-174.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 156.
  • 5.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 484.
  • 6.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 278-279.
  • 7.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 515.
  • http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2475.htm#i74362
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  • 'Page:Dictionary of National Biography volume 63.djvu/192
  • http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:Dictionary_of_National_Biography_volume_63.djvu/192
  • WROTTESLEY, Sir WALTER (d. 1473), captain of Calais, was eldest son of Hugh Wrottesley (d 1464) and his wife Thomasine, daughter of Sir John Gresley of Drakelaw. The family, whose name seems originally to have been Verdon, had been settled at Wrottesley in Staffordshire for many centuries, the first to adopt the name Wrottesley being William de Verdon, who succeeded to the manor in 1199, and died in 1242 (see the elaborate history of the family in the course of publication in the Genealogist, vols. xv. xvi. et seq.). Walter was a firm adherent of Warwick ‘the king-maker,’ and on 7 Nov. 1460 he was appointed sheriff of Staffordshire. Apparently he held the office for the usual term, undisturbed by the varying fortunes of the party. On 26 Jan. 1461–2 he is styled a ‘king's knight,’ and was granted the manors of Ramsham and Penpole, Dorset, formerly belonging to William Neville, earl of Kent. Grants of the manors of Clynte, Hondesworth, and Mere in Staffordshire, formerly belonging to the Lancastrian James Butler, earl of Wiltshire [q. v.], soon followed, and on 14 June 1463 Wrottesley was one of those to whom Warwick was allowed to alienate manors and castles, although their reversion might belong to the crown. Wrottesley joined Warwick in his attempt to overthrow the Woodvilles, and when in 1471 the king-maker restored Henry VI, Wrottesley was put in command of Calais, a stronghold of the Nevilles. After Warwick's defeat and death at Barnet on 14 April, Wrottesley surrendered Calais to Edward IV on condition of a free pardon. He died in 1473, and is said to have been buried in Greyfriars Church, London. By his wife Jane, daughter of William Baron of Reading, he left two sons—'Richard, who succeeded him, and was sheriff of Staffordshire in 1492–3'; and William—and three daughters. His descendant, Sir Walter Wrottesley (d. 1659), was created a baronet on 30 Aug. 1642, and the seventh baronet, Sir Richard Wrottesley (d. 1769), dean of Worcester, was grandfather of John, first baron
  • http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:Dictionary_of_National_Biography_volume_63.djvu/193
  • Wrottesley [see Wrottesley, John, second Baron].
  • [The history of the Wrottesley family in the Genealogist only extends (1900) to the fourteenth century. See also Hist. MSS. Comm. 4th Rep. App. pp. 339, 341; see also Black's Cat. Ashmolean MSS.; Addit. MSS. 5524 f. 223 b, 29995 f. 164 b; Cal. Patent Rolls Edward IV, vol. i. passim; Warkworth's Chron. (Camden Soc.), p. 19; Paston Letters, ii. 37; Lists of Sheriffs, 1898; Fabyan's Chron.; Shaw's Staffordshire, ii. 205; Simms's Bibl. Staffordiensis; Oman's Warwick the Kingmaker; Burke's Peerage, 1899.] A. F. P.
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  • 'Richard WROTTESLEY (Esq. High Sheriff of Staffordshire)
  • 'Born: ABT 1457, Wrottesley, Staffordshire, England
  • 'Died: 1521
  • 'Notes: Esq. of Wrottesley, Staffordshire. spells as Wratterley. Sheriff of Staffordshire, son and heir of Walter Wrottesley, Knt., by Jane, daughter and heiress of Hugh Barry, Esq., of Berkshire. He was born ABT 1457 (aged sixteen at his father's death), and seems to have been brought up until the age of twenty at the Priory of St. Mary of Mount Carmel, Coventry. They had nine sons and seven daughters (four sons died before the parents). Richard died testate between 12 Mar 1520/1 and 6 Dec 1521. Wrottesley Arms: Or, three piles Sable, a quarter erine.
  • Father: Walter WROTTESLEY (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Jane BARRY
  • 'Married: Dorothy SUTTON 1482, Wrottesley, Staffordshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Walter WROTTESLEY (Esq.)
    • 2. Thomas WROTTESLEY
    • 3. John WROTTESLEY
    • 4. Henry WROTTESLEY
    • 5. George WROTTESLEY
    • 6. Eleanor WROTTESLEY
    • 7. Anne WROTTESLEY
    • 8. Margery WROTTESLEY
  • http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/WRIOTHESLEY.htm#Richard WROTTESLEY1
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  • 'A General and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of ..., Volume 2 By John Burke
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  • SIR HUGH DE WROTTESLEY, attended EDWARD III. at the siege of Calaias, and had a license from that monarch, in the same year, (23rd of his reign,) to make a park at Wrottesley. Sir Hugh was, subsequently, very famous, and was amongst the first knights of the Garter, upon the insitution of that noble order. He m. first, Mabille, daughter of Sir Philip ap Rees; and, secondly, Isabel, daughter of John Arderne, of Alford, and was s. in 1381, by the only son of his first marriage,
  • JOHN WROTTESLEY, esq. of Wrottesley, whose grandson.
  • SIR WALTER WROTTESLEY, knt. lord of the manor of Perton, m. Jane, daughter and heiress of Hugh Barry, esq. of Berks, and dying in 1473, was s. by his son,
  • ' RICHARD WROTTESLEY, esq. of Wrottesley, who m. Dorothy, daughter of John, Lord Dudley, and relict of Sir John Musgrave, knt. and was s. by his only son,
  • WALTER WROTTESLEY, esq. whose great-grandson,
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  • 'The baronetage of England: or The History of the English baronets, and such ... By William Betham
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  • 2. Sir Hugh de Wrottesley, son and heir of Sir William, in 21 Edw. III. had licence to make a park at Wrottesley, and in 23 of that king had the custody of the lands of William Pillatenhall, deceased; in which year he was made one of the knights campanions of the most noble order of the garter, at the foundation of that order, and bore---Or, three piles, sable; a canton, ermine. In 23 Edw. III. he had a pension of 40L. granted him for his services. He married first Isabel, daughter of John Arderne, of Aldford, by whom he had lands at Budworth, in Cheshire, held under the king, as Earl of Chester, in capite, by knights service, 2 Henry IV. By her he had no issue; but by his second wife, Mabil, daughter of Rice Rees, he left issue John, and died in 1381.
  • 3. John, his son and heir, held the lands of Isabel Arderne, in Cheshire above-mentioned, and had issue
  • 4. Hugh, who lived in 12 Henry VI. and 1 Edward. IV. He married Thomasine, daughter of Sir John Greisley, Knt. and was, by her, father of
  • 5. Sir Walter Wrottesley, Knt. who was lord of Perton 9 Edw. IV. and was burried in the Grey Friers church, now Christ Church, in London, 1473. He married Jane, daughter and heiress of Hugh Barry, of Berks, Esq. and left issue 'Richard' and Henry, who died fellow of a college in Oxford, 1486; and three daughters; Thomasine, the wife of William, lord Stourton; Alice, of Thomas, lord Scrope, of Upsale; and Anne, of Richard, lord St. Almand (or St. Amand).
  • ' 6. Richard, the eldest son, married Dorothy,* daughter of Edmund Sutton, Esq. son of John, lord Dudley, K.G. and relict of Sir John Musgrave, Knt. by whom he had a son, named Walter.
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  • 'The baronetage of England: containing a genealogical and historical account ... By Thomas Wotton
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  • Sir Hugh de Wrottefley, fon and heir of Sir William, in 21 Edw. III. had licence to made a park at Wrottefley; and in 23 of that King, had the cuftody of the lands of William Pillatenhall, deceafed; in which year he was made one of the Knights Companions of the Moft Noble Order of the Garter, at the foundation of that Order. He married two two wives; 1. Ifabel, daughter of John Arderne, of Aldford, by her he had no iffue, but by his fecond wife, Mabil, daughter of Rice Rees, he left iffue, John, and died 4 Rich. II.
  • John, his fon and heir, had iffue, Hugh, who lived 12 Hen. VI. and 1 Edw. IV. and married Thomafine, daughter of Sir John Greifley, Knt. and was by her father of Sir Walter Wrottefley, Knt. who was Lord of Perton, 9 Edw. IV. and was buried in the Grey-friars church, now Chrift-church, in London, 1473. He married Jane, daughter and heir of Hugh Barry, of Berks, Efq; and left iffue, 'Richard', and Henry, who died Fellow of a College in Oxford, 1486; and three daughters; Thomafine, wife to William, Lord Stourton; Alice, wife to Thomas, Lord Scrope, of Upfale; and Anne, married to Richard, Lord St. Almand, (or St. Amand.) 'Richard, the eldeft fon, married Dorothy, daughter of Edmund Sutton, Efq; fon of John, Lord Dudley, Knight of the Moft Noble Order of the Garter, and relict of Sir John Mufgrave, Knt. by whom he had a fon named Walter'.
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