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Sir Thomas Windebank, Knt.

Also Known As: "Thomas Windebanke", "Thomas Windibank"
Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Hurst Parish, Berkshire, , England
Death: October 23, 1607 (59)
Charing, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: Westminster, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Richard Windebank and Margaret Windebank of Hougham
Husband of Frances Windebank
Father of Anne Reade; Sir Francis Windebank; Margaret Grymesditch; Mildred Reade and Ellyn Windebank

Occupation: Clerk of the Signet to Queen Elizabeth I and King James I, Knighted by James I at Whitehall, Knight, Clerk of the Signet to King James I
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About Sir Thomas Windebank of Hougham

Thomas Windebank

  • Birth: 1548 Haines, Hillhurst Parish, Berkshire, England.
  • Death: Oct. 24, 1607 Charing, Westminster
  • Buried: 25 November 1607 at St. Martin, Westminster, London, England

From Windebank of Berkshire (Hurst) & London (Westminster), including Kent (Dover) Last updated: October 2016

C2 Sir Thomas WINDEBANK, Clerk of the Signet to Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. B. cJan 1538 [?20 Jan 1548?], Hurst Berkshire. D. 24 Oct 1607, Charing Westminster (will proved 26 Jan 1608), bur. 25 Nov 1607, St Martin-In-The-Fields, Westminster London (Thomas Windeband milit.).

family

  • Son of Sir Richard Windebank & his wife Margaret Verch Griffith.
  • Married Frances Dymoke Aug. 26, 1566 at Scrivelsby, (dau. of Sir Edward Dymoke and Anne Tailboys Dymoke), the month before her father died.)

Children (listed in 1605 will)

  • 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.

Comment: D5 Ellyn WINDEBANK, bapt. 1 Feb 1593/4, Hurst Berkshire. Daughter of Thomas Windebank, Esq. Not mentioned in her father's will written Apr 20 1605.

It is not clear this Ellyn was a daughter of this Thomas Windebank. She was born 9 years after the other children. Did she die young?

biography

From http://www.berkshirehistory.com/bios/twindebank.html

Sir Thomas Windebank was Clerk of the Signet & Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council. Born at Haines, Hillhurst Parish, Berkshire, England. He was invested as a Knight on 23 July 1603. "He owed his fortunes largely to his Lincolnshire neighbour, Sir William Cecil, who secured his appointment to the fourth stall in Worcester Cathedral in 1569 and sent him, as a travelling companion, to his son, Thomas (afterwards Earl of Exeter). Many of Windebank's letters, describing his vain efforts to keep his charge straight and teach him French, and their travels in France and Germany during 1571 and 1572, are extant in the Public Record Office. He also took every opportunity of sending his patron lemon trees, myrtle trees and tracts on canon and civil law."

After his return, he was made clerk of the signet, and occasionally acted as clerk of the Privy Council. He continued his friendly relations and correspondence with Lord Burghley until the latter's death and, afterwards, with Sir Robert Cecil.

He was knighted by James I on 23rd July 1603, settled at Haines Hill in St. Nicholas Hurst (Berkshire) and died on 24th October 1607. He married Frances, younger daughter of Sir Edward Dymoke of Scrivelsby in Lincolnshire, by whom he left one son, Sir Francis, and three daughters. Of the latter, Mildred (d. 1630) married Robert Reade of Linkenholt near Andover in Hampshire, and was 3x great grandmother of President George Washington.

Edited from Sidney Lee's 'Dictionary of National Biography' (1900) 


supporting data

From https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51937239

Family links:

Spouse:
 Frances Dymoke Windebank (____ - 1611)

Children:
 Mildred Windebank Reade (1584 - ____)*
  • Calculated relationship
 

Burial:

Created by: Kaaren Crail Vining Record added: May 03, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 51937239


Alternate Birth Date: Jan 1538 Alternative Death Location: Charing, Westminster, Berkshire, England Alternative Burial Location: Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England


http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/ThomasWindebank.htm

  • Born: Jan 1538, Haines Hillhurst, Parish, Berkshire, England
  • Died: 24 Oct 1607, Charing, Westminster, Berkshire, England
  • Buried: 25 Nov 1607, Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Father: Richard WINDEBANK (Sir)
  • Mother: Margaret Verch GRIFFITH
  • Married: Frances DYMOKE 20 Aug 1566, Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England

Children:

  • 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)

Son of Sir Richard Windebank of Hougham, Lincolnshire, and his wife, Margaret, dau. of Griffith ap Henry. He owed his fortunes largely to his Lincolnshire neighbour, Sir William Cecil, who secured his appointment to the fourth stall in Worcester Cathedral in 1569 and sent him, as a travelling companion, to his son, Thomas (afterwards Earl of Exeter). Many of Windebank's letters, describing his vain efforts to keep his charge straight and teach him French, and their travels in France and Germany during 1571 and 1572, are extant in the Public Record Office. He also took every opportunity of sending his patron lemon trees, myrtle trees and tracts on canon and civil law.

After his return, he was made clerk of the signet, and occasionally acted as clerk of the Privy Council. He continued his friendly relations and correspondence with Lord Burghley until the latter's death and, afterwards, with Sir Robert Cecil.

He married Frances, younger daughter of Sir Edward Dymoke of Scrivelsby in Lincolnshire, by whom he left one son, Sir Francis, and three daughters. Of the latter, Mildred (d. 1630) married Robert Reade of Linkenholt near Andover in Hampshire, and was ancestor of President George Washington.

He was knighted by James I on 23 Jul 1603, settled at Haines Hill in St. Nicholas Hurst (Berkshire) and died on 24 Oct 1607.


http://thepeerage.com/p17616.htm#i176159

  • Sir Thomas Windebank1
  • M, #176159, d. 24 October 1607
  • Sir Thomas Windebank|d. 24 Oct 1607|
  • Last Edited=5 Dec 2008

Sir Thomas Windebank is the son of Richard Windebank and Margaret verch Griffith.1 He married Frances Dymoke, daughter of Sir Edward Dymoke and Anne Tailboys, on 20 August 1566.1 He died on 24 October 1607 at Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England. He was buried on 25 November 1607 at St. Martin, Westminster, London, England. Sir Thomas Windebank was Clerk of the Signet & Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council. At Haines Hill, Hurst, Berkshire, England, (an unknown value). From 20 August 1566, his married name became Dymoke.1 He was invested as a Knight on 23 July 1603.

Child of Sir Thomas Windebank and Frances Dymoke

Sources

  1. Douglas Richardson, ROYAL ANCESTRY: A STUDY IN COLONIAL AND MEDIEVAL FAMILIES, Kimball G. Everingham, editor (Salt Lake City, Utah: Douglas Richardson, 2013)Vol 4:464- Reade: @466-467; Thomas Windebank m Frances Dyoke son of Richard Windebank, Knight. Had one son Francis and three daughters: Ann, Mildred and Margaret (note no dau Ellyn or Helen).
  2. G.S.H.L. Washington FSA, President Washington Ancestors in The American Genealogist Vol 51 p167-9 @169
  3. See also NEHGR 129:106-132
  4. Burke;s Presidential Families of the United States p 38
  5. Burke's American Families with British Ancestry (1975) 2959-2963
  6. Jan and Thomas, Sir WINDEBANK in Gary Boyd Roberts, "Notable Kin: Royally Descended Immigrant Kin and Presidential Cousins of Sir Winston Churchill" in NEHGS NEXUS: New England Across the United States (1996) Vol 13:208 (Sir Henry Palmer [married[ Jane Windebank (sister of Sir Thomas Windebank m. Frances Dymoke), citing Royal Descendants of 500 Immigrants to the American Colonies or United States p. 183),
  7. berkshirehistory Sir Thomas Windebank (1566-1607) Born: 1566 Clerk of the Signet Died: 24th October 1607 at Charing, Westminster, Berkshire Sir Thomas was the son of Sir Richard Windebank of Hougham in Lincolnshire and his wife, Margaret, the daughter of Griffith ap Henry. He owed his fortunes largely to his Lincolnshire neighbour, Sir William Cecil, who secured his appointment to the fourth stall in Worcester Cathedral in 1669 and sent him, as a travelling companion, to his son, Thomas (afterwards Marquis of Exeter). Many of Windebank's letters, describing his vain efforts to keep his charge straight and teach him French, and their travels in France and Germany during 1661 and 1662, are extant in the Public Record Office. He also took every opportunity of sending his patron lemon trees, myrtle trees and tracts on canon and civil law. After his return, he was made clerk of the signet, and occasionally acted as clerk of the Privy Council. He continued his friendly relations and correspondence with Lord Burghley until the latter's death and, afterwards, with Sir Robert Cecil. He was knighted by James I on 23rd July 1603, settled at Haines Hill in St. Nicholas Hurst (Berkshire) and died on 24th October 1607. He married Frances, younger daughter of Sir Edward Dymoke of Scrivelsby in Lincolnshire, by whom he left one son, Sir Francis, and three daughters. Of the latter, Mildred (d. 1630) married Robert Reade of Linkenholt near Andover in Hampshire, and was 3x great grandmother of President George Washington.Edited from Sidney Lee's 'Dictionary of National Biography' (1900)
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Sir Thomas Windebank of Hougham's Timeline

1548
January 20, 1548
Hurst Parish, Berkshire, , England
1566
1566
Age 17
Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, , England
1582
August 21, 1582
Age 34
London, Greater London, England
August 21, 1582
Age 34
London, Greater London, England
1584
August 12, 1584
Age 36
London, Middlesex, England
1585
July 21, 1585
Age 37
Haines, Hillhurst Parrish, Berkshire, England
1594
February 1, 1594
Age 46
Hurst, Berkshire , England
1607
October 23, 1607
Age 59
Westminster, Middlesex, England
November 25, 1607
Age 59
Westminster, Greater London, England, United Kingdom