Thomas Monke of Potheridge, Esq.

Is your surname Monck?

Research the Monck family

Thomas Monke of Potheridge, Esq.'s Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Thomas Monck, Esq.

Also Known As: "Thomas Monke of Powdridge", "Monk. Moncke", "Monk; Monke"
Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Ashwater, Devon, England
Death: between 1564 and August 20, 1583 (45-72)
Great Potheridge Manor, Merton, Devon, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Anthony Monke of Powdering, Esq.; Anthony Monke of Powdering,, Esq.; Elizabeth Monke and Elizabeth Monke
Husband of Frances Monck; Frances Plantagenet; Elizabeth Monke and Katharine Monke
Father of Mary Arscott; Anthony Monke, Esq.; of Potheridge; Capt. Francis Monke; Dorothy Monke; John Monke and 9 others
Brother of Margaret Monke; Alice Malet; Ann Stoford; Anthony Monke; Dorothy Dennis and 9 others

Occupation: Knight of the Red Garter? (Sir Thomas Monke)
Managed by: Erin Spiceland
Last Updated:

About Thomas Monke of Potheridge, Esq.

Thomas Monke married, firstly, unknown wife (?).1 He married, secondly, Frances Plantagenet, daughter of Arthur Plantagenet, 1st Viscount Lisle and Elizabeth Grey, 6th Baroness Lisle.2. Married 3rd, Catherine Hawks, no children.

  • Visitations of Devon 1620 has a different wife / child list. Married 1) Frances Plantagenet, widow Bassett, sons Anthonie, John, Francis; married 2) Elizabeth, dau to Potswell of Strawde in Dorset.

Children of Thomas Monke and unknown wife

  1. Thomas Monke+3
  2. Frances Monke3

Children of Thomas Monke and Frances Plantagenet

  1. Margaret Monke+4 d. 4 Nov 1619 (m. Hugh Acland)
  2. Anthony of Potheridge (m. Mary Arscott)
  3. John (m. Dau. Bold)
  4. Francis
  5. Catherine (m. Jerome Mee)
  6. Mary (m. John Arscott)


  1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 2731. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  2. [S22] Sir Bernard Burke, C.B. LL.D., A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, new edition (1883; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1978), page 438. Hereinafter cited as Burkes Extinct Peerage.
  3. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  4. [S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 23. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.
  5. [S11323] Unknown author, County Genealogies & Pedigrees of Berkshire, Families, by Wm. Berry, 1837, p. 14.
  6. [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. I, p. 88, notes.


  •   Since Thomas Monck (who married as his first wife Frances Plantagenet) was still living in 1564, it would seem to me that this information (i.e., his marriage to Frances Plantagenet, daughter of Arthur Plantagenet) is factual.  Of course, he "could have lied," but I would think his other contemporaries would have called him out if he was lying.  Also, as an FYI, the 1564 Visitation shows all of Thomas Monck's children to be by his first wife Frances Plantagenet with the only exception being his daughter Dorothy.   The later 1620 Visitation continues to show the Monck-Plantagenet marriage with Thomas Monck who married Elizabeth Smith being a grandson of Thomas Monck & Frances Plantagenet. ( 2009
  • Generations A2 through A6 of this pedigree (the Monck/Monk family) can also be found, in more detail, in Vivian's edition of the visitations of Devon, available for download at the BYU Library website. Vivian's Devon also contains a pedigree of Basset of Umberleigh, which confirms that Sir Arthur Basset was a half-brother of Anthony Monck. There are also Drake pedigrees in Vivian's Devon, as well as Vivian's Cornwall visitations (also available at BYU), which may support a relationship of Drake to Monck or Basset. ( 2009


view all 21

Thomas Monke of Potheridge, Esq.'s Timeline

Ashwater, Devon, England
Age 20
Devon, England
Age 26
Devon, England
Age 27
Potheridge, Devon, England
Age 29
Age 29
Hollesworthy, Devon, England
Age 30
Devon, England
Age 49
Merton, Devon, England