Thomas Arden

Male 1469 - 1546  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name Thomas Arden 
    Born 0___ 1469  Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 0___ 1546  Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I37441  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2013 

    Family unnamed spouse,   b. Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Robert Arden,   b. 0___ 1506, Wilmcote, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Grace Arden,   b. Abt 1512, Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1539, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F13857  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1469 - Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The Arden family is, according to an article by James Lees-Milne in the 18th edition of Burke's Peerage/Burke's Landed Gentry, volume 1, one of only three families in England that can trace its lineage in the male line back to Anglo-Saxon times (the other two being the Berkeley family and the Swinton family). The Arden family takes its name from the Forest of Arden in Warwickshire.

      History[edit]Alwin (¥thelwine), nephew of Leofric, Earl of Mercia, was Sheriff of Warwickshire at the time of the Norman Conquest.[1][2] He was succeeded by his son, Thorkell of Arden (variously spelt Thorkill, Turchil etc.), whose own son and principal heir, Siward de Arden, subsequently married Cecilia, granddaughter of Aldgyth, daughter of ¥lfgar, Earl of Mercia, and from this union the Ardens descend (Siward was Thorkell's son by his first wife, whose name is not recorded; his second wife, Leofrun, was another daughter of ¥lfgar).[3] Subsequent generations of the family remained prominent in Warwickshire affairs and on many occasions held the shrievalty. From the time of Sir Henry de Arden in the 14th century the Ardens had their primary estate at Park Hall, Castle Bromwich.[4]

      The descent from Alwin is as follows:[5]

      Alwin (d. c.1083)
      Thorkell of Arden (d. c.1100)
      Siward de Arden, m. Cecilia
      Henry de Arden (d. aft. 1166)
      William de Arden, m. Galiena
      William de Arden, m. Avice
      Sir Thomas de Arden, m. Riese
      Ralph de Arden (d. aft. 1290)
      Ralph de Arden, m. Isabel de Bromwich
      Sir Henry de Arden (d. c.1400), m. Ellen
      Sir Ralph Arden (d. 1420), m. Sybil
      Robert Arden (executed 12 Aug 1452), m. Elizabeth Clodshall
      Walter Arden (d. 5 Aug 1502), m. Eleanor Hampden
      Sir John Arden (d. 1526), m. Alice Bracebridge
      Thomas Arden (d. 1563), m. Mary Andrewes
      William Arden (d. 1546), m. Elizabeth Conway
      Edward Arden (executed 20 Dec 1583), m. Mary Throckmorton
      Robert Arden (d. 27 Feb 1635), m. Elizabeth Corbet
      Sir Henry Arden (d. 1616), m. Dorothy Feilding
      Robert Arden (d. 1643)
      Robert Arden was executed in 1452 for supporting the uprising of Richard, Duke of York.
      The same fate befell Edward Arden in 1583, who came under suspicion for being head of a family that had remained loyal to the Catholic Church, and was sentenced for allegedly plotting against Elizabeth I.[6] His father William was second cousin to Mary Arden, mother of William Shakespeare (Mary Arden was the daughter of Robert, son of Thomas, younger son of Walter in the above list).[7]
      Edward's great-grandson Robert died unmarried and without issue in 1643, bringing the Park Hall male line to an end (his sister Goditha married (Sir) Herbert Price, who took up residence).[8]
      The Arden family survives to this day in many branches descended from younger sons in earlier generations. [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S51663] Kathie Fisher Farmer | 15 Oct 2013 | Webb Pedigree | farmer10@tds.net.

    2. [S51672] http://www.geni.com/people/Thomas-Arden/6000000003051124300.

    3. [S51673] http://www.geni.com/people/Jane-Arden/6000000001531235952.

    4. [S51668] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arden_family.