Sunday, August 13, 2017

Roche Family

First Generation
 
1.  John Roche1 was born in Wixley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 He died in Wixley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 John Roche was the father of John and Brian and brother of Thomas Roche.
 
John Roche had the following child:
 
2 i. Brian Roche, born Wixley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom; married Elizabeth [Roche], Wixley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom; died 12 May 1514–29 May 1514, Wixley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
 
Second Generation
 
2.  Brian Roche1 (John-1) died on 12 May 1514–29 May 1514 in Wixley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 He was born in Wixley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 Brian Roche is believed to be the father of Grizel, wife of John Boteler. The baptismal record of Philip Boteler seems to verify this:Philip Boteler, son of John Boteler, son and heyer of Phillip, and son and heyer of Grysill, daughter and heyer of Bryan Rooche, wiff of the said John Boteler, who was born the xj. day of December in the yere of Our Lorde mdXXXIIIJ. [11 December 1534]
Roche was Serjeant of the Kitchen and Purveyor to the Royal household for Henry VII and Henry VIII. Brian made his fortune by contracts for victualling [providing food] for the army and navy at home and abroad.

Brian Roche's will was dated 12 May 1514 and proved 29 May 1514. He named his wife Elizabeth, son and heir Nicholas, brother William and uncle Thomas. Roche made bequests to the Wixley Church in Yorkshire and for repairs to the highway between Buntingford and Royston in Hertfordshire.

Curiously, he did not mention his daughter Grizel, although she was referred to as her father's heir in 1534.. Grizel would name her eldest daughter Elizabeth and a son Nicholas.
Brian Roche and Elizabeth [Roche]1 were married in Wixley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 Elizabeth [Roche] was born (date unknown).
 
Brian Roche and Elizabeth [Roche] had the following child:
 
3 i. Grizel Roche, married John Boteler, 10 Jun 1540, Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom; died 26 feb 1581/2, Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
 
 
Third Generation
  
3.  Grizel Roche1 (Brian-2, John-1) died 26 feb 1581/2 in Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.1
Grizel Roche and John Boteler1 were married on 10 Jun 1540 in Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.1 John Boteler was born 26 aug 1514/5 in Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died bef 6 mar 1575/6 in Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 6 mar 1575/6 in Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
 
John Boteler and Grizel Roche had the following child:
 
4 i. Elizabeth Boteler, born ca 1550, Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England; married Sir Henry Coningsby, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom; died ca 3 Feb 1613/4, prob. North Mimms, Hertfordshire, England.
 
Sources:
1. Robert Edmond Chester Waters Esq., B.A., Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chichley: Their Ancestors & Descendants, I (London: Robson & Sons, 1878), 158-160.

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