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Thomas Windsor, Esq.

Also Known As: "Thomas Wyndsore"
Birthplace: Stanwell, Staines, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Miles Windsor, Lord Stanwell and Joan Green
Husband of Elizabeth de Lytton
Father of Elizabeth Fowler (Windsor); Alice Puttenham; Anne Corbet; Sir Andrew Windsor, 1st Baron Windsor; William Windsor and 7 others

Managed by: Edward Malcolm King
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About Thomas Windsor, Esq.

  • Thomas Windsor, Esq., Constable of Windsor Castle1,2,3,4,5
  • M, #51360, b. circa 1441, d. 29 September 1485
  • Father Miles Windsor, Esq.1,3,5 b. c 1410, d. 30 Sep 1451
  • Mother Joan Green1,3,5 b. c 1419
  • Thomas Windsor, Esq., Constable of Windsor Castle was born circa 1441 at of Stanwell, Middlesex, England; Age 11 in 1452.1,3,5 He married Elizabeth Andrews, daughter of John Andrews, Esq., Burgess of Ipswich & Bletchingley and Elizabeth Stratton, before 1 February 1466; They had 6 sons (Andrew; Sir Andrew, 1st Lord Windsor; William; Thomas; Sir Anthony; & Edward) and 5 daughters (Elizabeth; Bridget; Margaret, a nun at Sion; Elizabeth, wife of Sir Richard Fowler; Alice, wife of George Puttenham, Esq; & Anne, wife of Edmund Dudley, Esq.).1,2,3,4,5 Thomas Windsor, Esq., Constable of Windsor Castle left a will on 13 August 1479.5 He died on 29 September 1485 at Stanwell, Middlesex, England; He requested burial at Stanwell, Middlesex.1,3,5 His estate was probated on 15 February 1486; His will requested burial at Stanwell, Middlesex.3,5
  • Family Elizabeth Andrews b. 1442
  • Children
    • Anne Windsor+6,2,3,4,5 d. a 1 Oct 1500
    • Sir Andrew Windsor, 1st Lord Windsor of Stanwell, Keeper of the Great Wardrobe, Steward of New Windsor, Trier of Petitions in the House of Lords+1,3,5 b. Feb 1467, d. 30 Mar 1543
    • Elizabeth Windsor+ b. c 1469
    • Alice Windsor+ b. c 1473
  • Citations
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 476.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 555-556.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 72.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 341.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 662-663.
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. XII/1, p. 306.
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  • Thomas Windsor1
  • M, #211412, b. 1440, d. 29 September 1485
  • Last Edited=2 Dec 2015
  • Thomas Windsor was born in 1440 at Stanwell, Surrey, England.2 He was the son of Miles de Windsor and Joan Green.1 He married Elizabeth Andrews, daughter of John Andrews and Elizabeth Stratton, before 1 February 1465/66.1,3 He died on 29 September 1485 at Stanwell, Surrey, England.2
  • He lived at Stanwell, Surrey, England.1 He held the office of Constable of Windsor Castle in 1484.3
  • Children of Thomas Windsor and Elizabeth Andrews
    • Elizabeth Windsor+4
    • Andrews Windsor, 1st Lord Windsor+1 b. c 1467, d. c 1543
  • Citations
  • [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 591. Hereinafter cited as Burkes Extinct Peerage.
  • [S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3153. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • [S5340] Redwine Lane, "re: Windsor Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 29 April 2011. Hereinafter cited as "re: Windsor Family."
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  • Thomas WINDSOR (Constable of Windsor Castle)
  • Born: ABT 1440/44, Stanwell, Middlesex, England
  • Died: 29 Sep 1485, Stanwell, Middlesex, England
  • Notes: fought on Richard III's side at the Battle of Bosworth. In his will, dated 13 Aug 1479, he lists: The late Dame Alice Wyche (wife's aunt), Elizabeth his wife, Andrews his son, John Andrews (father in law), Elizabeth wife of John Andrews (mother in law), Anthony Windesore his youngest son, William Windsor his son, Anne his unmarried daughter, Elizabeth his married daughter (married to Richard Fowler), Alice his married daughter (married to George (or Wm?) Puttenham), His cousin John Catesby.
  • Father: Miles WINDSOR
  • Mother: Joan GREEN
  • Married: Elizabeth ANDREWS (dau. of John Andrews and Elizabeth Stratton) (m.2 Robert Lytton of Lytton and Knebworth) BEF 1 Feb 1465/66, Baylham, Suffolk, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Elizabeth WINDSOR
    • 2. Anne WINDSOR
    • 3. Andrew WINDSOR (1° B. Windsor of Bradenham)
    • 4. William WINDSOR
    • 5. John WINDSOR
    • 6. Thomas WINDSOR
    • 7. Alice WINDSOR
    • 8. Miles WINDSOR
    • 9. Anthony WINDSOR
    • 10. Bridget WINDSOR
    • 11. Margaret WINDSOR (Prioress of Syon Abbey)
  • From: WINDSOR (Constable of Windsor Castle)1


  • Thomas Windsor
  • Birth: 1441, England
  • Death: Sep. 29, 1485, England
  • Esquire of Stanwell, Middlesex and West Hagbourne, Berkshire. Lawyer, Usher of the Chamber, Constable of Windsor Castle, Knight of the Sire for Middlesex.
  • Son and heir to Miles Windsor, Esq., of Stanwell by Joan, daughter of Walter Greene.
  • Husband of Elizabeth Andrew, eldest daughter and co-heiress of John Andrew and Elizabeth Stratton. They married before 01 Feb 1466 and had three sons and four daughters; Andrew 1st, Andrew 2nd Lord Windsor and Sir Anthony, Elizabeth, Bridget, Alice and Anne.
  • Burial: St Mary the Virgin, Stanwell, Spelthorne Borough, Surrey, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 111027523
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  • Andrew Windsor, 1st Baron Windsor (1467–1543) was an English nobleman, MP and Keeper of the Wardrobe.
  • He was the eldest surviving son of Thomas Windsor of Stanwell and Elizabeth Andrews (descendant of Margaret de Bohun, Countess of Devon) entered the Middle Temple. He became a JP of several counties and sat on many commissions. He was made Keeper of the wardrobe for life in 1506 and invested Knight of the Bath in 1509.
  • .... etc.
  • He died soon afterwards in 1543 and was buried at Hounslow. He had married Elizabeth, the daughter of William Blount, with whom he had four sons, including his eldest son and heir, George Windsor, who married Ursula de Vere and predeceased his father in 1520, Thomas and William, and three daughters. William Windsor (1542–1558) succeeded him as the 2nd Baron. His daughter Eleanor was married first to Ralph, Baron Scrope of Masham, She was widowed and, sometime before 1524, married Sir Edward Nevill, brother of George Nevill, 5th Baron Bergavenny.[2] Lord Windsor's other daughter, Edith, married George Ludlow[3] and became ancestress of Benjamin Harrison V, signer of the Declaration of Independence, father of William Henry Harrison,[4] ninth President of the United States of America as well as great-grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States.
  • Children of Andrew Windsor and Elizabeth Blount,Baroness Windsor via [5] Eleanor WINDSOR+: Eleanor married Ralph SCROPE, 9th Baron Scrope of Basham. (Ralph SCROPE died on 17 Sep 1515). She also married Sir Edward NEVILLE of Addington Park, Knt., son of Sir George NEVILLE, 4th Baron Neville of Bergavenny, and Margaret FENNE. (Sir Edward NEVILLE of Addington Park was born about 1482 in Addington Park, Malling, Kent, England and was beheaded on 8 Dec 1538 in Tower Hill, London, Middlesex, England.)
  • Elizabeth WINDSOR+: Elizabeth married Peter VAVASOUR of Spaldington, Knt., son of William VAVASOUR of Gunby and Alice MALLORY. (Peter VAVASOUR of Spaldington, Knt. died on 5 Mar 1556.)
  • George WINDSOR George married Ursula de VERE, daughter of Sir George de VERE and Margaret STAFFORD. (Ursula de VERE died in 1558.)
  • Andrew WINDSOR
  • William WINDSOR, 2nd Lord Windsor+: William married Margaret SAMBOURNE, daughter of William SAMBOURNE and Anne COPLEY, by 1527. (Margaret SAMBOURNE died by 1554.)William also married Elizabeth COWDRAY, widow of Richard PAULET, about 1554. (Elizabeth COWDRAY was born about 1520 and died in 1588-1589).[6]
  • Edmund WINDSOR, Esq.+ Thomas WINDSOR+
  • Edith WINDSOR+: Edith married George LUDLOW of Hill Deverill, Esq., son of William LUDLOW of Hill Deverill, Esq. and Jane MOORE, before 26 Mar 1543 in Wiltshire, England. (George LUDLOW was born about 1523 in Hill Deverill, Wiltshire, England and died in 1580.)[7]
  • Anne WINDSOR+: Marriage Information:Anne married Roger CORBET, Esq., son of Sir Robert CORBET and Elizabeth VERNON, by 1520 in Lyncheslade, Buckshire, England. (Roger CORBET, Esq. was born on 24 Jun 1501 in Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England and died on 20 Dec 1538.) [8]
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  • Plantagenet ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • Pg.475
  • 13. Elizabeth Stratton, daughter and heiress, born about 1425. She married about 1439 John Andrew (or Andrews), Esq., of Baylham, Suffolk, laywer, Burgess for Ipswich and Bletchingley, Suffolk, son of James Andrews, of Ipswich, Suffolk, by Alice, daughter and heiress of John Weyland. He was born perhaps about 1415. They had two daughters, Elizabeth and Anne. He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1453, and was a lawyer. They had two daughters. John Andrews, Esq., died in 1473, and was buried at Stoke near Ipswich, Suffolk. His widow, Elizabeth, left a will dated 18 Oct. 1474, proved 11 Dec. 1474 (P.C.C. 11 Wattys). She was buried at St. Dionis Backchurch, London.
  • .... etc.
  • Children of Elizabeth Stratton, by John Andrew, Esq.:
  • i. Elizabeth Andrew [see next].
  • Pg.476
  • 14. Elizabeth Andrew, 1st daughter and co-heiress. She married (1st) before 1 Feb. 1465/6 Thomas Windsor, Esq., of Stanwell, Middlesex, and West Hagbourne, Berkshire, lawyer, Usher of the Chamber, Constable of Windsor Castle, Knight of the Shire for Middlesex, son and heir of Miles Windsor, Esq., of Stanwell, Middlesex, by Joan, daughter of Walter Green. He was born about 1441 (aged 11 in 1452). They had three sons, Andrew, Andrew (2nd of name), Knt., K.B. [1st Lord Windsor], and Anthony, Knt., and four daughters, Elizabeth, Bridget, Alice and Anne, Thomas Windsor, Esq., died testate 29 Sept. 1485 (P.C.C. 14 Logge, requesting burial at Stanwell). His widow Elizabeth, married (2nd) Robert Lytton, Knt. (died testate, in 1505), of Lytton and Knebworth, Hertfordshire, Privy Councillor, Under-Treasurer of England, Keeper of the Great Wardrobe, Treasurer at War, Burgess for Ludgershall, Knight of the Shire for Herfordshire. They had sons, William and Thomas. She died in 1542.
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  • A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, by John Burke
  • Pg.447
  • .... etc.
  • SIR ROBERT DE LYTTON, of Lytton, under-treasurer of the Exchequer to Henry VII. keeper of the great wardrobe, a member of the privy council, and a knight of the bath, purchased in the 7th Henry VII. the demesne of Knebworth, of Sir Thomas Bourchier. Sir Robert m. Elizabeth, dau. and co-heir of John Andrews, of Weston, in Norfolk, and relict of Thomas Windsor,* of Stanwell, by whom he had, (with a dau. Fides, m. to Richard Deveneish, esq. of Hellengleigh) a son,
  • .... etc.
    • * By this Thomas Windsor, Elizabeth left a son SIR ANDREW WINDSOR, summoned to parliament as Baron Windsor, 31 HENRY VIII. Burke's Extinct Peerage.


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Thomas Windsor, Esq.'s Timeline

Middlesex, England
January 21, 1441
Staines, Middlesex, England
Age 23
Bradenlove, Buckinghamshire, England
Age 23
Stanwell, Bradenlove, Buckingham, England
Age 24
Stanwell, Middlesex, England
April 1, 1467
Age 26
Stanwell, Middlesex, England
Age 26
Bradenlove, Buckinghamshire, England
Age 28
Bradenlove, Buckinghamshire, England
Age 30
Buckinghamshire, England