2018-04-15 15:57:19 UTC
Glover’s visitations of Yorkshire (p. 524) has a pedigree titled Griffith of Burton Agnes. It begins with Sir Walter Griffith, Knt. It does not give his parents nor clues to his origins, but does show two wives, Jane Nevill & Agnes Constable. These two marriages are also shown in RA 2:284 (Constable 16), and 3:76 (Gascoigne 14), though no mention that the two Walters are one & the same.
Also in RA 4:667 (Somerville 13) is mention of “Walter, Knt.” son of John Griffith, Knt. of Wichnor, Staffordshire and Burton Agnes, Yorkshire. John d. 1471; Agnes, w. of Walter, d. 1505/6 (per Dugdale’s Vis. w/adds 2:289) so the chronology seems about right.
My hypothesis is that the Walter with wives Jane & Agnes is one & the same as Walter, son of John Griffith. Does anyone have good evidence/arguments either for or against?
Of possible interest, this line is ancestral to Princess Diana: Dorothy Griffith, gt-granddaughter of Sir Walter, was grandmother of Sir William St. Quinton, Knt., Bnt. See Evans, Anc of Diana #5218.