Windebank of Berkshire (Hurst) & London (Westminster), including Kent (Dover)

Last updated: October 2016

  A1 Robert WINDEBANK, Parson of Colne  thought to be the brother of...
  A2 John WINDEBANK, Soldier of Calais and Guînes, France.
   married: ?
  |     B1 Sir Richard WINDEBANK, Knt. Soldier, Deputy of Guînes. Knighted in 1544, for his service in France. D. Aug 1558, Poplar London (will written 8th, proved 19th of August 1558),
bur. St Edward's Church, Lombard Street London.
  |      married: Dame Margaret verch Griffith (daughter of Griffith ap Henry, and Mary Margaret Anneys CLIFTON). D. Dec 1558, City of London (will written in Oct, proved 13 Dec 1558)
  |     |     C1 Richard WINDEBANK, Captain at Rye Castle, Sussex. Known to have been in Dieppe October 1562, leading 100 men within the army sent by Queen Elizabeth I., to assist the Protestant cause.
Possibly the Richard Windebanckes whose will was proved in 1586.
Likely the father of:
  |     |     |     D1 Aaron WINDEBANK, Captain of Sandown Castle, Kent. D. c1611.
Notes from Dover 1584-1587
  |     |     |      married 1st: 23 Nov 1581, Mary SPRITWELL, St Mary The Virgin, Dover Kent. D. by 1610.
  |     |     |     |     E1 Richard WINDEBANK, bapt. 29 Mar 1584, bur. 5 Feb 1584/5, St Mary The Virgin, Dover Kent.
  |     |     |     |     E2 John WINDEBANK, bapt. 27 Oct 1585 ( Windebancke ), St Mary The Virgin, Dover Kent.
Mentioned, as nephew, in the will of Thomas Windebank 1599.
  |     |     |     |      married: ?
  |     |     |     |     |     F1 Magdalene WINDEBANK, bapt. 21 Mar 1605 ( Windbanck ), St Mary The Virgin, Dover Kent.
  |     |     |     |     |     F2 Sarah WINDEBANK, bapt. 13 Apr 1617 ( Windebanke ), St James, Dover Kent; bur. 13 Jul 1620, St. Mary Magdalene's Church, Canterbury, Kent.
  |     |     |     |     |     F3 Judith WINDEBANK, bapt. 8 May 1618 ( Windebanke ), St James, Dover Kent.
  |     |     |     |     E3 Alice WINDEBANK, bapt. 16 Apr 1590 ( Allice Windebancke ), St Mary The Virgin, Dover Kent.
  |     |     |     |      may have married: 12 Oct 1612, Vincent DRAPER, London.
  |     |     |     |     E4 Aaron WINDEBANK, bapt. 16 Mar 1594 ( Windebanck ),St Mary The Virgin, Dover Kent.
  |     |     |     |      marriage licence: 20 Sep 1619, Jane DAVIES ( b. c1593 ).
  |     |     |     |     E5 Ellyn WINDEBANK, bapt. 1 Feb 1597; d. 19 Feb 1597.
  |     |     |     |     E6 Marie WINDEBANK Bur: 22 Jan 1634/35, St Mary The Virgin, Dover Kent.
  |     |     |     |      married: 17 Jan 1627, Aaron GILL, St Mary The Virgin, Dover Kent.
  |     |     |     |     |     F1 Unnamed child Bur: 4 Nov 1628, St Mary The Virgin, Dover Kent.
  |     |     |     |     |     F2 William GILL, bapt. 19 Jun 1630, St Mary The Virgin, Dover Kent.
  |     |     |     |     |     F3 Windebancke GILL, bapt. 1 Jan 1634/35, St Mary The Virgin, Dover Kent.
Bur: 18 Jan 1634/35.
  |     |     |      married 2nd: 27 Sep 1610, Joan HOLLOWAY, of Deal, in Eythorne, Kent. D. c1612.
Licence: Esq.Capt.Sandown Castle
  |     |     |     D2 Thomas WINDEBANK. Soldier. D. 1599, poss Jul/Aug (will written May, proved 11 Aug 1599).
  |     |     |     D3 Phineas WINDEBANK.
  |     |   C1 cont.  Known to be the father of:
  |     |     |     D4 Mary WINDEBANK: broken contract of marriage with Sebastian D'Anvalx in 1569.
  |     |     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.).
  |     |      married: 20 Aug 1566, Frances DYMOKE (daughter of Sir Edward DYMOKE, and Anne TALBOYS; d. by 1605).
  |     |     |     D1 Anne WINDEBANK, b. c1567; d. 8 Jun 1624.
  |     |     |      married: 5 Sep 1592, Henry READE, St Martin-In-The-Fields, Westminster London.
  |     |     |     D2 Sir Francis WINDEBANK, bapt. 21 Aug 1582 ( Fraunciscus Wyndeba'cke ), St Martin-In-The-Fields, Westminster London; fled to France with his nephew, Robert Reade, the night of December 5th/6th 1640; d. 1 Sep 1646 in Paris, France.
  |     |     |      married: 1608, Edith JACKSON, St. Saviour Southwark, Surrey.
  |     |     |     |     E1 Margaret WINDEBANK, b. [c.1608] Hurst Berkshire (daughter of Francis bapt. July 1608, Hurst Berkshire). d. 25 Jul 1692, aged 84.
  |     |     |     |      married: Thomas TURNER ( bapt. 16 Jan 1592; d. 1672 )
  |     |     |     |     |     F1 Francis TURNER, Bishop of Ely, b. 23 Aug 1637; d. 2 Nov 1700, London, bur. 5 Nov 1700, Therfield Hertfordshire.
  |     |     |     |     |      married: 3 May 1676, Anna HORTON, St Martin, Ludgate London (daughter of Walter Horton of Calton Derbyshire; d. 28 Jan 1678, Therfield Hertfordshire in child birth ).
  |     |     |     |     |     |     G1 Margaret TURNER, b. 28 Jan 1678, Therfield Hertfordshire; d. 2 Nov 1700, London, bur. 5 Nov 1700, Therfield Hertfordshire.
  |     |     |     |     |     |    married: Richard GOULSTON of Widdihill Hertfordshire.
  |     |     |     |     |     F2 Thomas TURNER, President of Corpus Christi College Oxford, b. 19/29 Sep 1645; d. 29 Apr 1714, Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
  |     |     |     |     |     F3 William TURNER.
  |     |     |     |     E2 Thomas WINDEBANK [Tom], b. c1612.
Windebank 1628 (4)-1629 (1). Commensal at the 2nd table. Perhaps Thomas eld. s. of Sir Francis W. secretary of state of Haines Hill in Hurst co. Berks; matric. from St, John's College Oxford 13 Nov. 1629 aged 17; adm. at Lincoln's Inn 19 Mar. 1632/3; of the King's Privy Chamber 1627; clerk of the Signet c. 1636; M.P. for Wootton Basset in the Short Parliament 1640; created a baronet 25 Nov. 1645; compounded with the Parliament for his estates July 1648; mar. on or before 1646 Anne dau. of John Grymes of Bury St. Edmunds; alive in 1655; d. before July 1669. Eton Commensals; G.E.C. Complete Baronetage.
  |     |     |     |      married: by 1646 Anne Grymes (daughter of John Grymes of Bury St. Edmunds).
  |     |     |     |     |     F1 Francis WINDEBANK. Will proved 8 Oct 1719.
  |     |     |     |     |      married: 4 May 1686, Elizabeth PARKHURST, Saint Margaret Of Antioch, Lee, Kent. ( Will proved 3 Apr 1730.)
  Parish Register: Sr. Francis Windebanke, Baronett, of the Tower of London, and Elizabeth Parkhurst of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, in Westminster
  |     |     |     |     |     |     G1 Margaret WINDEBANK
  |     |     |     |     |     |      married 1st: 2 Jul 1709, Edward Manfield, Collegiate Church of St Katherine by the Tower, London.
  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     H1 Hannah MANSFIELD.
  |     |     |     |     |     |      married 2nd: 7 May 1717, Thomas Burslem, Allhallows London Wall, London.
  |     |     |     |     E3 Colonel Francis WINDEBANK, b. c1613; d. 3 May 1645 ( Royalist, shot after Court Marshall ), interred St Mary Magdalene's, Oxford.
  |     |     |     |      married: Jane HOPTON 2 Aug 1643, Wolvercote, Oxfordshire. 2nd marriage to Thomas Teyrrill, esq. 14 Feb 1655, St. Margaret's Westminster.
  |     |     |     |     |     F1 Frances WINDEBANK, b. c1645.
  |     |     |     |     |      marriage licence: 12 Jul 1669, Edward Hales.
  |     |     |     |     E4 Richard WINDEBANK (Windebancke), bapt 16 May 1615, St Margaret, Westminster London. May have died 1692.
  |     |     |     |     E5 Christopher WINDEBANK (Winnybancke) [Kitt], bapt 3 Jun 1616, St Margaret, Westminster London.
  |     |     |     |      married: ? in Spain.
  |     |     |     |     |     F1 a son
  |     |     |     |     E6 Dr. John WINDEBANK, bapt 11 Jun 1618, St Margaret, Westminster London; interred 16 Aug 1704, Westminster Abbey.
  |     |     |     |      married: Susanna HOLLOWAY ( daughter of John HOLLOWAY, interred 11 Jan 1681/82, Westminster Abbey ).
 Amongst their children were:
  |     |     |     |     |     F1 Frances WINDEBANK, b. c1649; d.1736.
  |     |     |     |     |      marriage licence: 24 Nov 1666, Mathew LOVEDAY.
  |     |     |     |     |     F2 Richard WINDEBANK, bapt 16 Jun 1657, St Mary, Guildford Surrey; may have died 1708.
  |     |     |     |     |      married: Susanna (surname unknown)
  |     |     |     |     |     |     G1 Susanna WINDEBANK.
  |     |     |     |     |     |     G2 Mary WINDEBANK (named in will of brother Charles Windebank proved 26 Jul 1732.).
  |     |     |     |     |     |    G3 Charlotte WINDEBANK (named in will of brother Charles Windebank proved 26 Jul 1732.).
  |     |     |     |     |     |     G4 John WINDEBANK (named in will of Elizabeth Windebank (nee Parkhurst) proved 3 Apr 1730.)
  |     |     |     |     |     |     G5 Charles WINDEBANK, bapt. 7 Oct 1698, St Margaret, Westminster London; d. 1732.
  |     |     |     |     |     F3 Elizabeth WINDEBANK, b. 7 Jan 1658, and bapt. 19 Jan 1658, St Mary, Guildford Surrey.
  |     |     |     |     |     F4 Anne WINDEBANK, bapt. 14 Apr 1665, St Mary, Guildford Surrey; interred 7 Jun 1681, Westminster Abbey.
  |     |     |     |     |     F5 Thomas WINDEBANK, ?? bapt. 1 Aug 1666, St Mary, Guildford Surrey?? [c.1661 - Adm. pens. (age 14) at ST JOHN'S, Apr. 7, 1675.]
  |     |     |     |     |     F6 Edith WINDEBANK, bapt. 1 Aug 1666, St Mary, Guildford Surrey
  |     |     |     |     E7 Mildred WINDEBANK, bapt 14 Oct 1619, Hurst Berkshire; bur. 16 Dec 1623, Hurst Berkshire.
  |     |     |     |     E8 Edith WINDEBANK, bapt. 5 Feb 1620, Hurst Berkshire. Died by 1643.
  |     |     |     |      married: 1 Dec 1638, Tobye TYRRELL.
  |     |     |     |     E9 Frances WINDEBANK, bapt 4 Apr 1622, Hurst Berkshire.
  |     |     |     |     E10 Anne WINDEBANK
  |     |     |     |     E11 Jane WINDEBANK
  |     |     |     D3 Margaret WINDEBANK, bapt 12 Aug 1584, St Martin-In-The-Fields ( Mrs Margareta Windebanke )
 Not married at the time of her father's will written Apr 20 1605, although referred to as 'aunt Grimesdych' in a letter by Thomas Windebank to his cousin Robert Reade (26 June 1639).
  |     |     |      married John Grymesditch, Esq.
  |     |     |     |     E1 Francis GRYMESDITCH
  |     |     |     D4 Mildred WINDEBANK, bapt 21 Jul 1585, Hurst Berkshire; d. 8 Jun 1630, Virginia Colony.
  |     |     |      married: 31 Jul 1600, Robert READE, St Martin-In-The-Fields, Westminster London.
 Ggg-grandparents of George Augustine WASHINGTON, 1st President of the United States, and Gggg-grandparents of Captain Meriwether LEWIS.
  |     |     |     |     E1 Andrew READE 
  |     |     |     |     E2 William READE 
  |     |     |     |     E3 Mildred READE 
  |     |     |     |     E4 Dr. Thomas READE 
  |     |     |     |     E5 Alice READE 
  |     |     |     |     E6 Robert READE, secretary to his uncle Sir Francis Windebank Secretary of State.
  |     |     |     |     E7 Francis READE 
  |     |     |     |     E8 Colonel George READE, b. 25 October 1608, Linkenholt, Hampshire, England; d. 21 November 1674, aged 66, Yorktown, Virginia Colony.
  |     |     |     D5 Ellyn WINDEBANK, bapt. 1 Feb 1593/4, Hurst Berkshire. Not mentioned in her father's will written Apr 20 1605.
  |     |     C3 ? Marie/Margaret WINDEBANK.
  |     |     C4 Jane WINDEBANK.
  |     |    married: Sir Henry PALMER, of Wingham ( son of Edward Palmer of Angmering, Sussex, and Alice Clement, b. c1489; d. 15 Jan 1559, France).
  |     |     |     D1 Sir Thomas PALMER (The Travailer), b. c1540; d. 7 Jan 1624/5, Wingham.
  |     |     |    married: c1562, Margaret POLEY ( daughter of John Poley of Badley, Suffolk, b. 1539/40; d.1625 ).
 Grandparents of Roger Palmer, Earl of Castlemaine.
  |     |     |     D2 Arnold PALMER
  |     |     |     D3 Edward PALMER

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From: Canterbury Probate Records (1396-1858) Database

Will: Windebanckes, Richard, Deal, 1586, 1586 - PRC/32/36/17, PRC/31/30 W/3, Place from PRC/32, 1586
Will: Windebancke, Elizabeth, Canterbury, 1592, 1598 - PRC/17/50/378a, PRC/16/113 W/2, 1598
Will: Windebanke, Aaron, Dover St. Mary, 1611, 1611 - PRC/32/42/74b, PRC/31/60 W/2, 1611
 Inv: Windebank, Aaron, Dover St. James, 1611 - PRC/28/6/620, Gentleman, 1611
Will: Windbank, Windebank, Joan, Deal, 1612, 1612 - PRC/32/42/185, PRC/31/62 W/14, 1612
 Inv: Windebanke, Joane, Deal, 1612, 1612 - PRC/28/7/566, Widow, 1612

WINDEBANK, Sir Thomas (d. 1607), courtier.
Private diary, January, 1704-September, 1607; notes of his estate business and private affairs; domestic life, health, and medicine; public events and visits to court; a pagent at Hampton Palace; rather scrappy.
MS Bodleian Libray     Ashmolean coll.64

Kent State University - Department of History
Completed Theses 1967
Skidmore, Patricia G., "The Political Career of Sir Francis Windebank, 1632-46: A Study in Administrative History."