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Lewis Stukley

Also Known As: "Lewis Stukeley", "Lewis Stewkley", "Lewis Stucley"
Birthplace: Affeton, Devon, England
Death: 1620
Affeton, Devon, England
Place of Burial: Southmolton, Devonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Stukely and Frances Culpepper
Husband of Frances Stukeley
Father of Lewis Stucley; Scipio Stucley; Anthony Stucley; John Stucley, of Affeton and Hugh Stucley
Brother of Katherine Dowrish; Mary Weekes; Gertrude Bury; Anne Rowe and Thomas Stucley
Half brother of John Stucley; Elizabeth Stucley; Damaris Stucley; Frances Stucley and Agnes Stucley

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About Sir Lewis Stukley

Lewis Stukley

Sir Lewis Stukley[2] (1552-1620) was an English gentleman and vice-admiral of Devonshire. He was guardian of Thomas Rolfe, and a main opponent of Sir Walter Raleigh in his last days. Stukley's reputation is equivocal; popular opinion at the time idealised Ralegh, and to the public he was Sir "Judas" Stukley.

He was the eldest son of John Stucley of Affeton in Devon, by his wife Frances St Leger, daughter of Sir John St Leger,[3] (d.1596) of Annery, Monkleigh, Devon, through whom he was related to leading families of the west of England. His grandfather Lewis Stucley (c.1530–1581) of Affeton was the eldest brother of Thomas Stucley[4] (1520-1578) The Lusty Stucley, a mercenary leader who was killed fighting against the Moors at the Battle of Alcazar.[5]

The younger Lewis was knighted by King James I when on his way to London in 1603. On March 21 1617 he was appointed guardian of Thomas Rolfe, the two-year-old son of John Rolfe and Rebecca (Pocahontas).[4] He later transferred Thomas's wardship to John's brother, Henry Rolfe in Heacham.

Stukley purchased the office of vice-admiral in 1618,[3] and very soon became embroiled in high politics. In June 1618 he left London with verbal orders from the king to deal with the imminent difficulty with Sir Walter Raleigh, when he arrived at Plymouth on his return from the 1617 Orinoco expedition.[4] As had been recognised by a royal proclamation of 9 June, Raleigh had broken the peace treaty between England and Spain. There was intense diplomatic embarrassment for King James in the situation; Stukley may have understood the king's intention to be that Raleigh should flee the country, but in any case his approach was relaxed for a number of weeks.[6]

Stukley had a public notary board Raleigh's ship the Destiny in port. Then on the basis of a letter from the Lord High Admiral, Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, dated 12 June, Stukley had the written authority to arrest Raleigh.[7] He met Raleigh at Ashburton, and accompanied him back to Plymouth. While Stukley was waiting for further orders, Raleigh attempted to escape to France; but returned to his arrest.[4] Stukley sold off the Destiny's cargo of tobacco.[3]

Stukley had been told to make the journey easy for Raleigh, and show respect for his poor health.[3] Setting off in earnest from the Plymouth area, from John Drake's house some way to the east and joining the Fosse Way near Musbury,[8] on 25 July, Stukley's party escorted Raleigh. The events that followed were later much discussed. Raleigh traveled with his wife and son. One of Stukley's entourage was a French physician, Guillaume Manoury. They went via Sherborne, met Sir John Digby, and stayed with Edward Parham at Poyntington. They reached Salisbury on the 27th, haste now prompted by an official reproach.[3]

At Salisbury the journey halted for a time. Manoury connived at a sickness Raleigh alleged, and Raleigh used the break in the journey to prepare some defense.[9] The king was there, on a summer progress, and Raleigh used several devices to play for time, composing a state paper in justification of his expedition.[10] At this point Stukley refused a bribe which Raleigh offered him.[4] On 1 August they moved on.[3]

By the time the party reached Andover, Stukley was aware that Raleigh intended to escape, and kept a better guard on him. He also countered Raleigh's attempts to corrupt him with duplicity, pretending to be swayed.[3] In London on 7 August, Raleigh was for a short time a prisoner at large, lodging at his wife's house in Broad Street;[10] he used the excuse of illness to argue for this lenient treatment, and was granted five days to regain his health. A chance contact in a Brentford inn with a French official gave him hope.[3][11]

Raleigh attempted an escape down the River Thames, on 9 August; it was with the help of Stukley, who intended to betray him.[10] The plot to ensnare Raleigh involved William Herbert, who had accompanied the Raleigh expedition, and others, as well as Stukley.[12] Raleigh with a party including Stukley took a wherry at night from Towers Stairs; they got past Woolwich, but around Gallions Reach were overhauled by a larger wherry, carrying Herbert. They returned to Greenwich, and Stukley arrested Raleigh once more in the name of the king.[11]

After the attempt, Raleigh was placed in the Tower of London. He was executed on 29 October, on the old high treason charged related to the 1603 Main Plot; more recent testimony was not legally employed. On the scaffold Raleigh made his last speech, making a point of naming Stukley (to say he was forgiven).[13][4][14]

Stukley had given hostile, but not necessarily false, evidence against Raleigh. A public furore arose. It appeared that Stukley, wrongly said to be Raleigh's cousin,[3] was appointed his warden not only as the vice-admiral of Devonshire, but as having an old grudge against Raleigh dating from 1584, when Raleigh deceived his father, John, then a volunteer in Sir Richard Grenville's Virginia voyage. It was alleged, and officially denied,[3] that Stukley wished to let Raleigh escape in order to gain credit for rearresting him.[4]

The Earl of Nottingham threatened to cudgel Stukley. The king said "On my soul, if I should hang all that speak ill of thee, all the trees in the country would not suffice".[4]

Ralegh had an effective posthumous advocate in Robert Tounson, who had attended his last days.[15] While saying on the scaffold that he forgave everyone, having taken the sacrament for the last time, Ralegh still called Stukley perfidious. Stukley put together a defence of his own actions, for which Leonell Sharpe may have been the writer.[16][17]

There were in fact two published documents in which Stukley put his side of the argument, an Apology, and the Petition of 26 November. There was also an official defence of the king's proceedings, the Declaration, written by Francis Bacon, possibly with Henry Yelverton and Robert Naunton. The Apology having failed, Stukley issued the Petition in effect asking for official backing; which was published in the Declaration of 27 November, the printers having been up all night.[18][19][17]

John Chamberlain wrote to Sir Dudley Carleton at the end of 1618, reporting Stukley's reputation as a betrayer, and reporting the "Judas" epithet.[20] In January 1619 Stukley and his son were charged with clipping coin, on slender evidence from a servant who had formerly been employed as a spy on Raleigh.[4] The coins were £500 in gold, a payment for his expenses in dealing with Raleigh, and regarded as blood money as reported by Thomas Lorkyn writing to Sir Thomas Puckering in early 1619 (N.S.). It has been suggested by Baldwin Maxwell that the character of Septimius in The False One was a contemporary reference to Stukley;[20] though this hypothesis has been regarded as unprovable.[21]

The king pardoned him; but popular hatred pursued him to Affeton, and he fled to the island of Lundy, where he died in the course of 1620, raving mad it was rumoured.[4]

Stukley married Frances, eldest daughter of Anthony Monck of Potheridge in Devon, and sister of Sir Thomas, the father of George Monck. By her he had issue.[4] From the point of view of Stukley's reputation, it mattered whether Raleigh was part of his extended family: this was widely accepted, but it has been pointed out that it may depend on Sir Richard Grenville's use of "cousin" to Raleigh, when they were not related.[3]



  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 55
    • Stucley, Lewis by John Knox Laughton
  • STUCLEY or STUKELY, Sir LEWIS (d. 1620), vice-admiral of Devonshire, was eldest son of John Stucley of Affeton in Devonshire, and Frances St. Leger, through whom he was related to all the leading families of the west of England. His grandfather Lewis (1530?–1581) was younger brother of Thomas Stucley [q. v.] The younger Lewis was knighted by James I when on his way to London in 1603 (Metcalfe, Book of Knights), and in 1617 was appointed guardian of Thomas Rolfe, the infant son of Pocahontas [see Rolfe, John]. In June 1618 he left London with verbal orders from the king to arrest Sir Walter Ralegh [q. v.], then arrived at Plymouth on his return from the Orinoco. He met Ralegh at Ashburton, and accompanied him back to Plymouth, where, while waiting for further orders from the king, Ralegh attempted to escape to France; but, relinquishing the idea, Ralegh returned to his arrest, and was taken up to London, where he was for a short time a prisoner at large. Afterwards, on attempting to escape, he was lodged in the Tower.
  • Stucley, in whose charge Ralegh was, has been greatly blamed for his conduct in this matter. He has been represented as a mean spy, professing friendship in order to worm himself into Ralegh's confidence, which he betrayed to the king. For this there does not appear to be any solid foundation. On the contrary, it appears that Stucley, although Ralegh's cousin, was appointed his warden not only as a vice-admiral of Devonshire, but as having an old grudge against Ralegh dating from 1584, when Ralegh did his father, John, then a volunteer in Sir Richard Greynvile's Virginia voyage, ‘extreme injury’ by deceiving him of a venture he had in the Tiger [see Grenville, Sir Richard]. It has been said that Stucley wished to let Ralegh escape in order to gain credit for rearresting him. But a gaoler does not gain credit by allowing his prisoner to escape, and Stucley's refusal of the bribe which Ralegh offered him at Salisbury on the way to London may be taken as evidence that Ralegh knew that Stucley was not on his side. If, after that, he chose to give Stucley his confidence, he could only expect it to be betrayed. Stucley certainly gave hostile, but not necessarily false, evidence against Ralegh. No one will pretend that Stucley's conduct was chivalrous, but it seems to have been very much what might have been expected from an honest but narrow and vulgar minded man who believed that he had an injury done to his father to redress. Popular opinion, however, idealising Ralegh, vented on Stucley the indignation which could not be expressed against the king. To the public he was Sir Judas Stucley, and it was reported, probably falsely, that even the king had said to him ‘his blood be on thy head.’ As vice-admiral of Devonshire he had occasion to call on the old Earl of Nottingham, who, addressing him as ‘Thou base fellow! thou scorn and contempt of men!’ threatened to cudgel him for being ‘so saucy’ as to come into his presence. Stucley complained to the king, who answered, ‘What wouldst thou have me do? Wouldst thou have me hang him? On my soul, if I should hang all that speak ill of thee, all the trees in the country would not suffice.’ In January 1618–19 Stucley and his son were charged with clipping coin. His enemies exulted; for this at least the gallows would claim him as their own. The charge may have been true, though he seems to have been condemned by acclamation on the very doubtful evidence of a servant who had formerly been employed as a spy on Ralegh. The king possibly took this into consideration; possibly he thought that he owed Stucley something for his service against Ralegh. He pardoned him, and Stucley, an outcast from society in London, went down to Devonshire. The popular hatred pursued him even to Affeton, and he fled to hide his shame in the lonely island of Lundy, where he died in the course of 1620, raving mad it was said.
  • Stucley married Frances, eldest daughter of Anthony Monck of Potheridge in Devonshire, and sister of Sir Thomas, the father of George Monck, duke of Albemarle [q. v.] By her he had issue, and the family is still Stucley of Affeton.
  • [Cal. State Papers, Dom.; The Humble Petition and Information of Sir Lewis Stucley, knt., Vice-admiral of Devonshire, in Harl. Misc. iii. 63–8; Vivian's Visitations of Devon, 1895, pp. 721–3; Gardiner's History of England; Spedding's Life of Bacon; Burke's Baronetage.]
  • From:,_Lewis_(DNB00)
  • Dictionary of national biography (1885) Vol. LV. STOW-TAYLOR


  • Sir Lewis Stucley1
  • M, #587348, d. 1620
  • Last Edited=28 Oct 2012
  • Sir Lewis Stucley was the son of John Stucley and Frances St. Leger.2 He married Frances Moine, daughter of Thomas Monck or Le Moine.1 He died in 1620.1
  • He lived Affeton.1
  • Child of Sir Lewis Stucley and Frances Moine
    • 1.John Stucley+2 d. 31 Jan 1637
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3800. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • From:


  • Sir Lewis Stucley1
  • M, #515235
  • Last Edited=12 Sep 2011
  • Sir Lewis Stucley married Frances Monke, daughter of Thomas Monke and unknown wife (?).1
  • Bt).1 Devon (see STUCLEY.1 He lived Affeton.1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2731. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • From:


  • The visitation of the county of Devon in the year 1620 Vol. 6
  • Pg.352
    • STUKELEY. - (Supp.)
  • Nicholas Stewkley of Trent in Devon had
    • William Stewkley, 2, of Kene co. Devon m. Joane sister of John Stowell of Codleston co. Somers. Esq. had Christopher (m. Mary Foorde), Mary (m. Hen. English), Ann (m. Wm Anthony), Eliz. (m. Tho. Morre), Katherine (m. John Carew) Stewkley
      • Christopher Stewkley of Farindon co. Devon m. Mary d. of Edw. Foorde of Plimtree, had John (m. Frances St. Leger), Andrew, Grace, Ann, Elizabeth, Mary Stewkley
        • John Stewkley of Farindon m. Frances d. of John St. Leger or Armery co. Devon Kt. had Ludovicus (m. Franciss Monke) Stewkley.
          • Ludovicus Stewkley of Farindon miles, f. et h., ob. 1620 m. Franciss d. of Anthony Monke of Powdridg co. Devon Esq.


  • Devon Perspectives
  • an infamous betrayal
  • The life of Sir Lewis Stukeley (sometimes spelt Stukely, or Stucley) will be stigmatized forever by one dishonourable deed: the betrayal of his distant cousin and Devon worthy Sir Walter Raleigh on his return from Guiana in 1618, a shameless act that lead directly to Raleigh's incarceration in the Tower and subsequent execution. Whence Sir Lewis has been branded 'the Judas of Devonshire'.
  • The oldest son of John Stukeley of Affeton by Frances St Leger, Sir Lewis was one of many who were granted a knighthood by James I on his way to London in 1603. As with others so honoured, this award was purely on account of his breeding, rather than for his achievements. He first came to public notice in 1617 when, as the recently installed Vice-Admiral of Devonshire, he was appointed temporary guardian of the infant child Thomas Rolfe, son of John Rolfe and his Indian Princess wife Pocahontas, after her sudden death just as preparations were being made for the three of them to return from England to Virginia. . . . . .
  • Sixteen miles to the westward, like a blue cloud on the horizon, rises the ultima Thule of Devon, the little isle of Lundy. There one outlying peak of granite, carrying up a shelf of slate upon its southern flank, has defied the waves, and formed an island some three miles long, desolate, flat-headed, fretted by every frost and storm, walled all round with four hundred feet of granite cliff, sacred only, then at least, to puffins and pirates. Over the single landing-place frowns from the cliff the keep of an old ruin, 'Marisco Castle,' as they call it still, where some bold rover, Sir John de Marisco, in the times of the old Edwards, worked his works of darkness: a grey, weird, uncanny pile of moorstone, through which all the winds of heaven howl day and night.
  • In a chamber of that ruin died Sir Lewis Stukeley, Lord of Affeton, cursing God and man.


  • Devonshire Characters and Strange Events/Sir "Judas" Stukeley
  • SIR LEWIS STUKELEY, or Stucley, who has been branded as the Judas of Devonshire, was the eldest son of John Stukeley, of Affeton, by Frances St. Leger. He had two brothers and several sisters. He was great-nephew to "Lusty" Stucley, and partook of that vein of meanness and treachery that characterized Thomas. He was married to Frances daughter of Anthony Monk, of Potheridge, a family which, if not more ancient, was free from the taint of baseness that savoured three of the Stukeleys. By her he had five sons; none were knighted, the shame of the father rested on them, and it was not till the next generation that knighthood was again granted to the representative of the Stukeleys, of Affeton.
  • Lewis himself was knighted, not for any worthiness that he had shown, but as the representative of a good family, when James I was on his way to London in 1603. In 1617 he was appointed guardian of Thomas Rolfe, the infant son of Pocahontas by J. Rolfe. Then he was created Vice-Admiral of Devon, and in that capacity he left London in June, 1618, with verbal orders from the King to arrest Sir Walter Raleigh, then arrived at Plymouth on his return from the Orinoco. Sir Walter had been released from his long captivity in the Tower, because he gave hopes to James of finding a gold-mine in Guiana. He had been there before, had brought away auriferous spar, and had heard tidings of deposits of gold. James was in debt and in need of money, and he clutched at the chance of getting out of his difficulties through the gold of Guiana. That there was gold there is certain; Raleigh's mine has been identified; but since he had left the Orinoco, the Spaniards had pushed up the river and annexed land and built stations.
  • Stukeley, an outcast from society in London, went down to Affeton. But even there he was ill-received. The gentry would not speak to him, his own retainers viewed him with a cold, if not hostile, eye, and rendered him but bare obedience.
  • The brand of Cain was on him, and he fled from the society of his fellow men to the isle of Lundy, and shut himself up in the lonely, haunted tower of the De Mariscoes. There he went raving mad and perished (1620), a miserable lunatic on that rock, surrounded by the roaring of the waves and the shrieks of the wind. His body was conveyed to South Molton, so that he was denied even a grave beside his ancestors at Affeton.



  • Frances St. LEGER
  • Died: BEF 1597
  • Father: John St. LEGER of Annery (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Catherine NEVILLE
  • Married 1: Son CULPEPPER
  • Married 2: John STUCLEY of Affeton (b. 1551 - d. 15 Jan 1610/1) (son of Lewis Stucley and Anne Hill) (m.2 Mary Redman) ABT 1573
  • Children:
    • 1. Catherine STUCLEY (m. Thomas Dowrish)
    • 2. Lewis STUCLEY of Affeton (Sir Knight) (m. Frances Moncke)
    • 3. Gertrude STUCLEY (m.1 Adam Williams - m.2 Humphrey Bury)
    • 4. Anne STUCLEY (m.1 John Langford - m.2 William Coede - m.3 John Rowe)
    • 5. Thomas STUCLEY
    • 6. Mary STUCLEY (m. Simon Weekes)
  • From: St. LEGER1


  • A view of Devonshire in MDCXXX, with a pedigree of most of its gentry (1845)
    • MUNCK (alias Monk,) of Potheridge in the parish of Merton.
  • William Monachus, of Patheridge, married a daughter of Boniface of Pyworthy, and had issue Peter ; who married a daughter of Wollacorab of Ro-
  • borough, and had issue Hugh. Hugh le Moine, or Monk, of Potheridge, esq., married a daughter of Rushford, and had issue William; who married Alice, daughter of Cruse, Lord Torrington, and had issue William, Henry.
  • William Monk, of Potheridge, esq., married Margery, daughter of Trenchard of Lewtrenchard, and had issue William , who married Alice, daughter of Merton, and had issue William ; who married a daughter of Hill of Shilston, and had issue William ; who married Christian, daughter to John Crokhorn of Childhay, Dorsetshire, and had issue John, Robert. John married Elizabeth, daughter and one of the coheirs of William Graunt of Westlegh, and of his wife, daughter and heir of Stevenston of Stevenston, Devon, esq., and had issue Humphrey, and Elizabeth married to John Hagwel of Devon. Humphrey married Mary, third daughter and one of the co-heirs of Richard Champernon, of Inceworth in the parish of Maker, Cornwall, esq., and of his wife, daughter and heir of Sir John Hamley, of Hamley, knight, and of his wife, daughter and heir of Sir Humphrey Talbot, knight : which Richard Champernon was son and heir to John, son and heir to Richard, son and heir to Thomas, son and heir to Richard and Joan his wife, daughter and heir of Ralph de Valletort and Joan his wife, natural daughter to Richard, King of the Romans, second son of John, King of England : and Humphrey Monk had issue, by Mary, Anthony, Robert.
  • Anthony Monk, of Potheridge, esq., married Elizabeth, daughter and one of the coheirs of Edward Wood of London, and had issue Thomas, Humphrey, Anthony, Anne, (married to Leonard Stafford of Dolton, Devon ;) Margaret, (married to Thomas Giffard of Halesbury, Devon, esq.;) Ibot, (married to Richard Monk of Leworth in Devon, esq.;) Alice, (married to John Mallet, of Woolly in Devon, esq.)
  • Thomas Monk, of Potheridge, esq., sheriff, 8th Queen Elizal)eth, married first Frances, daughter and heir to Sir Arthur Plantagenet, Viscount Lisle, the relict of John Basset, of Umberlegh, Devon, esq., and had by her Anthony, John, Francis, Katharine, (married to Geoffry Mayow, of Burrington in Devon, gent.;) Margaret, (married to Hugh Ackland of Ackland ;) and Mary : secondly Thomas married Elizabeth, daughter and coheir to Powel, of Stroud, and had issue Dorothy : thirdly he married Katharine, daughter of Hawkes, the relict of Christopher Savery.
  • Anthony Monk, esq., son and heir, married Margery, daughter of Richard Arscot, of Norton, Cornwall, esq., and had issue Sir Thomas, Richard, (a
  • captain at sea s. p.;) Arthur, (died at Ostend s. p.;) Christopher, Frances, (married to Sir Lewis Stukely of Affeton,* knight ;) Elizabeth, (married to Nicholas Lutterel, of Hartland, esq.;) Jane, Eleanor, Mary. Sir Thomas Monk, of Potheridge, knight, married the daughter of Sir George Smith, of Matford in Devon, knight, and had issue Thomas, George, Nicholas, Arthur, Frances. He died in the sheriff's prison, in Devon, June 30th, 1627.
  • Thomas Monk, of Potheridge, son and heir, married Mary, daughter of William Gould, of Hays, Devon, gent., sans issue. George, the greatest general of the age, was created Duke of Albemarle, Earl of Torrington, &c.: by his wife, sister of Sir Thomas Clarges, left issue Christopher, late Duke of Albemarle, who died in Jamaica in 1687.


  • 'Stukeley2'
  • John Stucley of Affeton (b c1551, d 15.01.1610-1)
  • m1. Frances St. Leger (dau of Sir John St. Leger of Amery by Catherine, dau of George Nevill, Lord Abergavenny)
    • 1. Sir Lewis Stucley of Affeton (d 1620)
    • m. (c02.1595-6) Frances Monk (a 1620, dau of Anthony Monk of Powtheridge, sister of Sir Thomas)
      • A. John Stucley of Affeton & West Worlington (d 31.01.1637-8)
      • m1. Honor Hals (dau of Richard Hals of Kenedon)
        • i. Sir Thomas Stucley of Affeton & West Worlington (b c08.1620, d 20.09.1663)
        • m. Elizabeth Sydenham (dau of Sir Ralph Sydenham of Yolston, m2. Rev. John Dodderidge)
          • a. Frances Stucley
          • m. Rev. Anthony Gregory
          • b. Mary Stucley
          • m1. Rev. Thomas Colley
          • m2. (09.08.1685) Michael Arundell
          • c.+ other issue Thomas (dvpsp), John (dvpsp), Margery, Honor
        • ii. Lewis Stucley of Affeton & Bideford (bur 21.07.1687, chaplain to Oliver Cromwell)
        • m. (06.01.1672-3) Susanna Dennis (d before 03.09.1692, dau/coheir of Robert Dennis of Bideford)
          • a. Dennis Stucley of Affeton & Bideford (b 10.02.1673-4, d unm bur 27.01.1741-2)
          • b. Thomas Stucley (b 06.06.1681, d 10.09.1735)
          • m. (24.06.1703) Sarah Middleton (bur 12.08.1729)
            • (1) Dennis Stucley of Affeton (d unm bur 29.12.1755)
            • (2) Susanna Stucley (d unm bur 16.10.1742)
          • c. Sarah Stucley (d 04.02.1742)
          • m. George Buck, Mayor of Bideford (d 09.11.1743)
          • One of their descendants assumed the name Stucley.
          • d.+ other issue - Lewis (b 06.05.1634, dsp before 22.08.1748, recorder of Bideford), Rebecca (b 18.11.1679, d young)
        • iii. Honor Stucley
        • m. _ Luttrell
        • iv. Frances Stucley
        • m. (22.11.1635) Philip Mayow of Bary (d 1679)
        • v. Anna Stucley (bpt 09.11.1623)
      • m2. (12.09.1625) Elizabeth Coode (dau of William Coode of Morval)
        • vi. Mary Stucley
        • m. John Courtenay of Molland
        • vii.+ other issue (d young) - John, Dennis, Edmond
      • B. Hugh Stucley had issue
      • m. (c08.1621) Arminilla Weeks
      • C. Lewis Stucley
      • m. (12.04.1627) Margery Coode (dau of William Coode of Morval)
        • i. Lewis Stucley of Plymouth (d 22.08.1693, cleric)
        • m. (05.02.1670-1) Elizabeth Alsopp of Plymouth (d 16.02.1701-2)
          • a. John Stucley (bpt 25.02.1675-6, d 13.09.1720, 3rd son)
          • m. (12.05.1697) Prudence Hamblyn
          • b. Charles Stucley (bpt 08.03.1676-77, bur 06.04.1720)
          • m. (20.08.1709) Anne Fownes (dau of John Fownes of Whitley, MP)
            • (1) Anne Stucley
            • m. (03.01.1730) Francis Luttrell of Venn
          • c. Mary Stucley
          • m1. (31.07.1712) Francis Pengelly
          • m2. John Bolitho
          • d.+ other issue - Jonathan (bpt 21.11.1671, dsp 09.1720), Lewis (bpt 04.03.1674, bur 20.09.1674), Judith (bpt 03.07.1673), Jane (bur 30.05.1675), Prudence (bpt 07.08.1679), Elizabeth
      • D. Frances Stucley
      • m. Robert Dillon
      • D. Gertrude Stucley see note ## for Gertrude just below
      • m. (19.05.1623) Adam Williams of Ivybridge (d before 16.06.1651)
      • E.+ other issue (a 1611) - Scipio, Anthony
    • 2. Thomas Stucley (a 1611)
    • 3. Katherine Stucley
    • m. Thomas Dowrish of Dowrish (b 1568, bur 08.01.1627-8)
    • 4. Mary Stucley (a 1611)
    • m. Simon Weeks if Broadwood Kelly
    • 5. Gertrude Stucley (a 1611)
    • m. (by 1590) Humphry Bury (d before 20.02.1631-2)
    • ## Vivian (Stucley) shows Gertrude as m1. (19.05.1623) Adam Williams, m2. Humphry Bury. In his pedigree on Williams of Stoford, Vivian shows Gertrude, dau of John Stucley, as m1. Adam Williams, m2. Humphry Bury. However, in his pedigree on Bury of Colliton, Vivian shows Gertrude as dau of John and does not mention any earlier marriage to Adam Williams. The dates for Adam & Humphry overlap. We presume that there were 2 Gertrudes, with Adam's wife being of the next generation (see above).
    • 6. Anne Stucley
    • m1. John Langford
    • m2. William Coode of Morval
    • m3. (c01.1625-6) John Rowe of Dunsford
  • m2. (19.07.1597) Mary Redman (d 26.12.1648, dau of John Redman of Thornton)
    • 7. John Stucley of Cobleigh (a 1611)
    • m. (21.01.1629-30) Elizabeth Fortescue (dau of Roger Fortescue)
      • A. Roger Stucley of Chumleigh (bur 28.12.1717)
      • m. _ Chichester
        • i. Chichester Stucley (bpt 26.12.1695, 2nd son)
        • m. (24.02.1716-7) Christian Hartnoll
          • a.+ issue - Roger (bpt 28.01.1717-8), Mary (bpt 11.08.1726)
        • ii.+ other issue - John (bpt 22.11.1687), Roger (bpt 09.05.1697, bur 26.11.1699)
      • B. Mary Stucley (bpt 31.10.1680)
    • 8. Damaris Stucley
    • m1. (19.03.1628-9) Richard Mason
    • m2. (22.12.1640) Vincent Calmady
    • 9. Frances Stucley
    • m. William Hutchinson of Kenn
    • 10. Agnes Stucley
    • 11. Elizabeth Stucley (a 1611)
    • m. Thomas Barrett
  • Possibly connected to the above family was ...
  • George Stewkley of Marsh, Somerset
  • m. Joan Luttrell (dau of Sir James Luttrell of Dunster)
    • 1. Peter Stewkley or Stukeley of Marsh
      • A. Hugh Stewkley or Stukeley of Marsh
      • m. Elizabeth Chamberlayne (dau of Richard Chamberlayne, alderman of London)
        • i. Sir Thomas Stewkley or Stukeley of Marsh and Hinton (a 1623)
        • m. Elizabeth Goodwin (dau of John Goodwin of Over Wichingdon, son of Sir John)
          • a. Sir John Stukeley (Stewkley), 1st Bart of Hinton (d c1642)
          • m. Sarah Dauntsey (dau of Ambrose Dauntsey of Lavington)
            • (1) Sir Hugh Stukeley (Stewkley), 2nd Bart of Hinton (d 1719)
            • m1. Catherine Trott (dau of Sir John Trott, Bart of Laverstoke, by Elizabeth, dau of Sir Edmund Wright, Lord Mayor of London)
              • (A) Catherine Stewkley (d c1683)
              • m. (c09.1679) Sir Charles Shuckburgh, 2nd Bart of Shuckburgh (b 1659, d 02.09.1705)
            • m2. Mary Young (dau of John Young)
              • (B) Mary Stewkley (b c1683, d 20.07.1740)
              • m. Edward Stawell, 4th Lord of Somerton (b c1685, d 07.04.1755)
            • Probably of this generation, but (if so) by which wife is unknown, was ...
              • (C) Sarah Stewkley
              • m1. John Cobb (dsp 1725)
              • m2. (1726) (Ellis) St. John of Farley
              • m3. Francis Townsend
        • ii. George Luttrell Stewkley or Stukeley (dsp)
        • m. Elizabeth Drewell (dau of Sir Humphrey Drewell)
        • iii. Joan Stewkley or Stukeley
        • m. (1580) George Luttrell, Sheriff of Somerset (d 11.04.1629)
        • iv. Susan Stewkley or Stukeley
        • m. Sir Henry Drewry of Hewgley
        • v. Ursula Stewkley or Stukeley
        • m. Henry St. John of Farley (b 1568-9, d 1621)
        • vi. Margaret Stewkley or Stukeley (d unm)
  • Main source(s):
  • (1) For upper section : BP1934 (Stucley), Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Stucley of Affeton)
  • (2) For lower section (first uploaded within SZmisc05 on 21.12.05, in Stukeley1 from 16.05.09 to 19.07.12) : BEB1841 (Stukeley of Hinton)
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  • 'Monck1'
  • William le Moyne or Monke (a 1425) - continued above
  • m. Christian or Alice Crukerne (dau of John Crukerne of Childhay)
    • 1. John Monke of Potheridge (a 1477)
    • m. Elizabeth Grante (dau of William Grante of Westley by _ Stevenson)
    • Visitation (Devon) does not connect the above pedigree with Anthony, father of Thomas, but BP1934 (Monck) confirms that John was ancestor of the Duke of Albemarle whilst Visitation (Buckinghamshire) provides the connection as follows:
      • A. Humphrey Monk
      • m1/2. Mary Hantley
      • m2/1. Mary Champernon (dau of Richard Champernon of Insworth)
        • i. Anthony Monk of Powderich (Powdridge)
        • m. Elizabeth Wood (dau of Edward Wood of London)
          • a. Thomas Monk of Powdrich or Potheridge
          • m1. Frances Plantagenet (dau of Arthur Waite, later Plantagenet, Viscount Lisle)
            • (1) Anthony Monk of Powdridge or Potheridge
            • m. Mary Arscott (dau of Richard Arscott of Ashwater, Devon)
              • (A) Sir Thomas Monke or Monck of Powdridge or Potheridge (a 1620)
              • m. Elizabeth Smith (dau of Sir George Smith of Madeworthie or Madworth or Madfort)
                • (i) Thomas Monck of Potheridge (b c1606)
                • m. (1626) Mary Gould (b 1607, dau of William Gould of Hayes)
                  • (a) Thomas Monck (d young)
                  • (b) Elizabeth Monck
                  • m. Thomas Pryde
                    • ((1)) Thomas Pryde of London (a 1694) had issue
                    • m. ?? (dau of Lord Chandois)
                  • (c) Frances Monck (dsp)
                  • m. John Le Neve of London
                • (ii) George Monck, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, First Lord of the Treasury, 1st Duke of Albemarle (b 06.12.1608, d 03.01.1670, General, CIC Parliamentary Forces)
                • m. (23.01.1652/3) Anne Clarges (d 29.01.1670, dau of John Clarges by Anne Leaver)
                  • (a) Christopher Monck, Governor of Jamaica, 2nd Duke of Albemarle (b 14.08.1653, d 06.10.1688)
                  • m. (30.12.1669) Elizabeth Cavendish (b 22.02.1654, dsps 28.08.1734, dau of Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle)
                    • ((1)) son (stillborn)
                • (iii) Nicholas Monck, Bishop of (Hereford &) Worcester (b c1610)
                  • (a) Mary Monck
                  • m. _ Farewell
                  • (b) Elizabeth Monck (b c1639, d 27.09.1692) who apparently married ...
                  • m. Curwen Rawlinson of Cark Hall (d 1689)
                • (iv)+ other issue - Anthony (dsp), Anthony (dsp), Arthur (b c1615), Frances (b c1613), Margaret (dsp), Mary (dsp)
              • (B) Humphrey Monk (judge in Ireland, 4th son)
              • m. _ Cafield (niece of Sir Tobias Cafield or Knifield)
                • (i)+ issue (dsp) - Anthony, Marie, daughter
              • (C) Elizabeth Monk
              • m. Nicholas Luttrell of Hartland Abbey
              • (D) Frances Monk
              • m. Sir Lewis Stukeley (d 1620)
              • (E)+ other issue - Richard (captain), Arthur (d Ostend 1602), Christopher, Jane (d unm), Elinor (d unm), Mary (d unm)
            • (2) John Monk
            • m. _ Bond
              • (A) Zenobia Monk
            • (3) Francis Monk (captain)
            • (4) Katharine Monk
            • m. Hieronimy Moore of Barnston
            • (5) Margaret Monk presumably the Margaret who married ...
            • m. (1585) Hugh Acland of Acland (a 1620)
            • (6) Mary Monk presumably the Mary who married ...
            • m. John Arscott of Arscott and Dunsland (a 1620)
          • m2. Elizabeth Potswell (dau of _ Potswell or Powell of Strowde)
            • (7) Dorothy Monk possibly the Dorothy who married ...
            • m. John Killigrew of Arwenack (d 1605)
          • b. Anne Monk
          • m. Leonard Stoford
          • c. Margaret Monk
          • m1. Thomas Gifford (Giffard) of Hales
          • m2. (19.10.1550) William Davyll of Little Marland
          • d. Ibelam Monk
          • m. Richard Monk of Wolley
          • e. Dorothy Monk
          • m. John Dennys of Orley
          • f.+ other issue - Humphrey, Anthony
        • ii. Robert Monk of Hatherley
        • Probably of this generation, but by which wife is unknown, was ...
        • iii. Margaret Monk
        • m. John Malet of Ullegh or Wooleigh (d after 1579 or 25.10.1570)
    • 2. Robert Monke of Hatherby (a 1485)
    • m. Elizabeth Eure (dau/heir of William Eure or Lure)
    • 3. Anthony Monke
      • A. Ibotron or Ibetam Monke
      • m. Richard Monke of Iver
    • 4. Isabell Monke
    • m. Sir Thomas Beaumonte
    • 5. Joane Monke
    • m. _ Piland "of whom is descended Brett"
    • 6. Isauld Monke (dsp)
  • Main source(s): Visitation (Devon, 1620, Monk), Visitation (Rylands 1909, Buckinghamshire, Monk) and some input from TCP (Albemarle)
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Affeton, Devon, England
Affeton, Devon, England
Of Affeton
Southmolton, Devonshire, England