Josiah de la Motte
2020-08-23 07:44:20 UTC
The references are as follows:
Generations 1-8: Roberts page 385
Edward III = Phillipa of Hainault
Lionel Plantagenet = Elizabeth de Burgh
Phillipa Plantagenet = Edmund Mortimer
Elizabeth Mortimer =Sir Henry “Hotspur” Percy
Elizabeth Percy = John Clifford
Mary Clifford = Sir Philip Wentworth
Sir Henry Wentworth= Anne Saye
Elizabeth Wentworth = Roger Darcy
Generations 9 and 10: History of Parliament biographies of Sir Thomas Darcy and Richard Southwell by S. M. Thorpe and S. R. Johnson
Sir Thomas Darcy = ?
Mary Darcy= Sir Richard Southwell
Generation 11-13: Visitations of Norfolk, 1563 and 1613, published in 1891 by the Harleian Society; page 196
Richard Southwell (illegitimate)= ?
Catherine Southwell = Leonard Mapes
Francis Mapes = Anne Loveday
Francis is mentioned among the adventurers for Virginia in 1620. ‘The Travels of Captaine John Smith’, volume 1; page 263.
The next generation is where the contention comes in. I have found no actual evidence yet that Francis Mapes of Rowlesby in Norfolk was the father of Thomas, the Long Island immigrant. If anyone can provide more information, I would be very grateful.
The book ‘New England Families’ claims that Francis returned to England, and was the father of Thomas.
I am still waiting on copies of a 1664 Norfolk visitation that may or may not prove the connection between Francis and Thomas. Given that the visitations in the last Norfolk visitation mentioned in generation #11 occurred in 1613, it is possible that Thomas, if he was Francis’ son, was not born yet. Someone on WikiTree says that Thomas does not appear in a visitation from 1680
Whatever the case, Thomas Mapes, who married Sarah Purrier, left a Will in Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, NY, in 1686. The original does not survive in full, but the full version has been transcribed in several places (see volume 159 of NEHGR, April, 2005). Thomas named children Jonathan, Sarah, and William. Again, if anyone has any information to share concerning the possible connection between Francis and Thomas Mapes, I would be very interested.
Josiah de la Motte