of Northumbria- - Connected to the
  AIREY -LAYE-DWYER  Families 

INTRODUCTION: From Richard Welford's "History of Newcastle Upon Tyne and Gateshead" Vol III, 1887 (293): 
     "James Clavering, son of Robert Clavering, of Callaley, by Anne, daughter and co-heir of Sir Thomas Grey of Horton, and father of the mayor, buried in St Nicholas' Church. He was alderman of Newcastle, sheriff in 1599, mayor in 1607, and again in 1618. By his first marriage, Jan 28th 1588-9, with Grace, daughter and co-heir of Roger Nicholson of Newcastle, merchant, he had, among other children, John Clavering, mayor this year, who married  Anne, daughter of alderman Robert Shafto, and widow of Robert Tempest and acquired the manor of Axwell, Grace, wife of Roger Liddell of Dancrook, near Ravenshelne, and Mary, wife of Thomas Butler, whose daughter, Mary Butler, married Ambrose Barnes. By his second wife, Eleanor Swinburne, James Clavering apparently had no family."
Marion ANDERSON  (Daughter of Henry ANDERSON Four times mayor 
Oswald CHAPMAN.b c 1520 in New Castle-on-Tyne  Sheriff of Newcastle 1545, Mayor 1558 His  parents:  Matthew CHAPMAN and Unknown   "Proved at Durham the will of Marion Chapman, widow of Oswald Chapman (sheriff of Newcastle 1545, mayor 1558). and daughter of Henry Anderson. four times mayor. Bequesths to her son Matthew, 100l; to her daughter Emat, all her householdstuff and plate ; to the four sons and one daughter of Matthew Chapman, 4l a-piece ; to the four younger daughters of her son-in-law, Roger Nicholson, and his wife Jane, 4l. a-piece, and to the two elder daughters, 20s. a-piece ; to her sister Mitford, 13s 4 d. Executor- her son, Henry Chapman.   (P 17) REF DATE:  June 30, 1583: 
Jane (Agnes) CHAPMAN  b 1540 Newcastle   
  Roger NICHOLSON  1543 Newcastle Upon  Tyne   Bu 22 Jan 1591, St.Nicholas NewcastleUpon Tyne   Mother namedJane   Occupation: "Merchant" Tomb reads, "Marchant, adventurer and Somtyme maior . . ." Was Sheriff 1583, and mayor 1588.Had abrother names James. Had "extensive wealth" per Welford (III:66).
Anne  Nicholson 
Bertram Anderson
  Henry Anderson

Barbara Nicholson  

Francis Anderson (Sheriff 1595 Mayor 1601, 1612),
  Roger Anderson
  Henry Anderson
Ellinore Nicholson
Christoher Mitford
Jane Nicholson 
m1 - - -Shafto
  John Shafto
m2 Daniel  Heckstetter
Thomasine NICHOLSON b: Abt 1571 in New Castle-on-Tyne, ENG d  21 Mar 1612/1613 in Keswick, Cumberland
Emanuel Heckstetter
  James CLAVERING (mayor Newcastle 1607, 1618)  b 1567 -69, Newcastle Upon  Tyne  bu 23 Jul 1605, St Nicholas, Newcastle Upon  Tyne  m 28 Jan 1588, St Nicholas, Newcastle Upon Tyne     Son of Robert Clavering.
Jacob CLAVERING b Abt. 1599, St.Nicholas NewcastleUpon Tyne 
William CLAVERING b Abt. 1558,  Callaly, Northumberland, 
Cuthbert CLAVERING b  1563
John CLAVERING b Abt 1565. Axwell Of Pal Durham, Christening: 2 Dec 1591 Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, Death: 4 May 1648, Bu: 6 May 1648 Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland,
Anne Shafto, m 8 Sep 1618 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland  dau of Robert Shafto and Mrs Tempest
James CLAVERING b: 1619 in Axwell, Durham Christening: 3 Feb 1619 Axwell, Durham, Death: 24 Mar 1682, Bu: Wickham, Durham
Jane Maddison b: May 1619 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, m 23 Apr 1640 in St. Nicholas, Newcastle, Northumberland
Grace CLAVERING b 30 Nov 1592 St. Nicholas Prh Rec Noncf Newcastle Upon Tyne  d 1642
Roger Liddell     "numerous issue"
Elizabeth (Mary /Marye) CLAVERING  bap 30 Oct 1597 Calliley, St.Nicholas Parish Rec And Noncf, Newcastle Upon Tyne, M: 01 SEP 1618 Saint Nicholas Parish Reg And Nonconf, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland
  Thomas BUTLER     poss siblings: John BUTLER  - m Jane Huntley 1609, children: Anne 1613, William, Jane, Gregory 1617, John 1619 - All St Nicholas NCT and similar names as known family. 
  Grace BUTLER bap  31 MAY 1631 Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, bapt: 31 MAY 1631 Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, Bu: 05 FEB 1677 Barnard Castle, Durham   d of cancer
  John Rogers b 25 APR 1610 Of Cregnel, Death: 28 NOV 1680 Stotfold, Yorkshire, Bu: Barnard Castle, Durham
Timothy Rogers b Abt 1648 Of, Barnard Castle, Durham
Jonathan Rogers b Abt 1650 Of, Barnard Castle, Durham, d 08 NOV 1650, Bur: 10 NOV 1650
John Rogers, Jr.  b JAN 1652 Of, Barnard Castle, Durham, d 30 AUG 1652, bur: 02 SEP 1652
Mary Rogers bap 15 AUG 1653 Of, Barnard Castle, Durham
Gregory BUTLER bap  18 Dec 1625, 
James BUTLER bap   22 Jul 1622  Newcastle Upon Tyne
Thomas BUTLER b  c 1628 Newcastle Upon Tyne
John BUTLER   merchant, d 1643
Anne NICHOLSON (prob cousin) m 23 Mar  1642, St Nicholas Parish  Reg Noncnf Newcastle Upon Tyne
Jane BUTLER bap   26 Mar 1621 Newcastle Upon Tyne Death: 25 APR 1658
Christofer NICHOLSON (prob cousin) m on 3 Nov 1633, St Nicholas  Par Reg Noncnf  Newcastle Upon Tyne
AND/ OR Rev. John Oxenbridge b  30 JAN 1608 Daventry, Northampton, d 28 DEC 1674 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts,  Parents:  Father: Daniel Oxenbridge Mother: Katherina Harby  Remarried Frances Woodward - had children by her in Boston had a daughter named Theodoria by her- same name of daughter by Jae
Theodora Oxenbridge b Abt 1655 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, d 1697 
Daniel Oxenbridge b: Abt 1643 Of, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, ENG
Bathshua Oxenbridge b: Abt 1645 Of, Jamaica, Caribbean
Richard SCOT m Abt 1666 Of, Jamaica, Caribbean
Elizabeth Oxenbridge, Abt 1647 Of, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland
Maria Oxenbridge, b: Abt 1649 Of, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland
Mary BUTLER  bap 1627 bap 28 NOV 1632 Newcastle Upon Tyne d 1710 Marriage: 12 JUN 1653 St John, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland  
Ambrose BARNES b 1627 Stotfeld, Yorkshire  or b 26 Nov 1632, St Nicholas Parish Rec & Nonconform, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland. Son of Thomas Barnes, Possible sibling  Andrew BARNES,  m 12 Jun 1655 New Castle- Upon- Tyne, Northumberland. 
Barnes, Ambrose 1627-1710  The Dictionary of National Biography. The Concise Dictionary. Part 1, From the beginnings to 1900. London: Oxford University Press, 1953. Contains abstracts of the biographies found in "The Dictionary of National Biography" (21 volumes, New York: Macmillan Co.; London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1908). (DcNaB)  . . . [T]he diaries and biographies of godly laymen like Gervase Disney, Ambrose Barnes, Ralph Thoresby and Joseph Barrett have made so familiar is striking.  . . . Disney was a gentleman, and Barnes, Barrett and Thoresby were wealthy merchants or tradesmen.[41]     Also Link:
barnes, ambrose / nonconformist  
Name: Barnes, Ambrose    Dates: 1627-1710   Occupations: nonconformist    Groups: Religion: Others  Archive: British Biographical Archive  Fiche: I 69,283-292     Title of Source: Welford [= Short title]  Men of mark 'twixt Tyne and Tweed / Welford, R.. - London.  1895 (3 vols) Mentioned in Welford's "History of Newcastle Upon Tyne and Gateshead" 1887. Jackson of Oxon wrote " Life of Ambrose Barnes" c 1673 published. 
A list of doc from Durham Archive   50.   Memoirs of Mr Ambrose Barnes.  Link A site abt John Owen Religious reformer:"To Ambrose Barnes he was "the Calvin of ENG."  Charles Bridges, in The Christian Ministry (1830
Rich source: Memoirs of the Life of Mr. Ambrose Barnes, Late Merchant and Sometime ...
By William Hylton Dyer Longstaffe,
Thomas BARNES b Abt 1667 Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, Bu: 30 APR 1731
  Hannah BARNES b Abt 1663 Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, Bur: Bu: 08 MAR 1669
  Sarah BARNES b Abt 1661 Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, bur: 17 MAR 1662
  Sarah BARNES b Abt 1665 Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, Bu: 18 MAY 1720. In 1711, was living unmarried
  Joseph BARNES 02 APR 1658, Northumberland  St. Nicholas Parish Rec And Nonconf., Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, Bu: 21 MAR 1711  Wealthy Newcastle merchant
Sarah Righe m 08 OCT 1689
  Hannah BARNES  d 1741 
  Matthew RIDLEY m 1735  married secretly and without witnesses in Newcastle, but remarried in London under false names- Clandestine marriage- some real dramatic and tragic material Ref:  RIDLEY (BLAGDON) MSS; Ridley [Blagdon] MSS.Catalogue Ref. ZRI
  Richard RIDLEY  Stood up for his mother at aged 5 ". . . said to have brandished a wooden sword in his father's face, crying "Now let me see who dare call my mother a whore." RIDLEY (BLAGDON) MSS; Ridley [Blagdon] MSS.Catalogue Ref. ZRI
Mary BARNES b 21 Apr 1656 . St. Nicholas Parish Rec And  Nonconf., Newcastle Upon Tyne, Death: 11 JAN 1724, 
Jonathan  HUTCHINSON  m 02 JUN 1679
Thomas BARNES 1667, 1659 Bap at St Nicholas Newcastle Upon Tyne
  Ann BARNES  b 26 Feb  19 JUL 1688, Saint John's, Newcastle Upon Tyne   certificate
  George AIREY  26 Feb 1667 - 69. St Nicholas, Newcastle Upon Tyne.  d Unknown  Born well off, ran into financial difficulties.
  SEE AIREY PAGE AIREY of Northumberland   Link to St Nicholas, NCT - Church of Claverings, Nicholsons, Butlers and at others, Fenwicks, Ogles, Chapman, etc.: THIS SOURCE ABOVE. is a great site- a real labor of love. 

Ref. N: fs021 Name: Butler. John  Arms: ___, a chevron ___, between three cups covered ___,
for Butler; impaling first, ermine, on a pale ___, three martlets ___, for Nicholson; second, ___, a chevron between three escollop-shells ___. Crest: A horse passant ___. Location: brown tomb stone in S.Isle of nave.  Notes: d  12/1/1695\6  Referances: Richardson 1 p.60 pt.32


See above Calvering Arms        Name: Clavering. Dame Jane  Arms:  Quarterly or and gules, a bend sable, for Clavering; impaling or, a chevron gules between three nettle leaves proper, for Mallabar.  Position:  Escutcheon Dates: date 1734  Notes:  R4 has a red hand of Ulster on the Clavering bend. 

Ref. N: fs033 Name: Clavering. James  Arms: Quarteley or and gules, a  bend sable, for Clavering; impaling or, a chevron gules, between three nettle leaves proper, for Mallabar. 
Crest: yes Location: Tomb Stone in north nave  Notes: Lots of children dates; earliest 1592. 
Referances: Richardson 1 p.9 pt.3:2


Roof Bosses at St Nicholas

Refine.  bs037 Name: Clavering Blazon: Quarterly first and forth, quarterly or and gules a bend sable, for Clavering; second and third, gules, a chevron between three eagles heads erased or, for Ellison. Position: Nave right (back to alter) 11 Notes: Sir Thomas Clavering Bart. NB: Illustration shows red hand of ulster on first bend. References: Richardson 2 p24-5 pt. 62:1 

Refine. bs001 Name: Ogle Blazon: Quarterly, first and forth, gules a lion rampant azure; second
and third gules a fess cheque argent and azure.  Position: St. Georges Porch (chapel) 1 Notes:
Wallis Ogle. References: Richardson 2 p.37 pt.86:1 Welford p96 

'Lost Heraldry' at St Nicholas

Name: Chapman.  Arms: Quarterly, first and forth, party per chevron argent and gules, a crescent countercharged for Chapman; second and third, ___, two bars and a canton ___.  Location: 
Notes: d  163?  References:  Richardson 1 p.20 pt.12:2  Welford p133 

Name: Clavering. Arms: Quarterly or and gules, a bend sable.  Crest: Out of a ducal coronet or, a
demi-lion issuant azure.  Location:  Notes:  References:  Welford p102 plt.XXXI 

Heraldry' at St Andrews


I located the Fenwick arms- I have its image- was a "jif" file- made into a jpeg- I have heard the current Fenwicks are touchy - I've browsed on the web- So to avoid a mace to my head- You'll have to see it here  Heraldry  Name:  Fenwick. John  Arms:  Per-fess gules and argent, six martlets counter-coloured On a wreath of the colours a phoenix in flames proper gorged with a coronet or. Position:  Escutcheon  Dates:  date 1770's  References:  Richardson 4 p.27 pt.18 

Contact:     Patrick Paskiewicz
Teach college USA.  BA  Philosophy, MA English Drama and Literature EMU.  Born 1950, before Al Gore invented Internet. Peddling ny completed book to publishers, Who Murdered Nurse Florence Nightingale Shore?, an investigation into the unsolved murder of English army nurse, Miss Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter and relative of Miss Florence Nightingale.  
Battled some renal cell carcinoma , but have good prognosis. Next project may look at another person on my tree, early feminist/ adventurer/explorer/writer Patricia Elizabeth Ramsay Laye. 




LAYE FAMILY UK  Connected by Marriages or Reference

EMILY LAYE   Dau of Major Francis Fenwick Laye, grand daughter of Lt. General Francis Laye

DIXON BROWN   Northumberland UK ,  Margaret Brown married Lt. General Francis Laye 1803.

AIREY of Northumberland  Lt. General Francis Laye married Mary Airey 1803    Also GILPIN, GOODEN, MULCASTER, BEDFORD (BEDFORDE), BARKUS, LAYE         

GILLMAN of  Portsmouth  LT COL BERTIE CUNYNGHAME DWYER married Beryl Maud Gillman c 1907.
ANDERSON  NICHOLSON  Northumberland  From Laye/Airey/Barnes Line
 GUY BURGESS    Spy for KGB  LT COL BERTIE CUNYNGHAME's sister-in-law, -Evelyn Gillman.,was the mother of this double agent.

  CLAVERINGS and FENWICKS   Northumberland,  From Laye/Airey/Barnes Line

Who Muurdered Nurse Florence Nightingale Shore   My book project

GREY Northumberland  Laye/Airey/Barnes/Clavering/

CASHER      Family of Beryl Maud Gillman - A Casher did the research, and I am merely posting it for him.

GILPIN Northumberland  Northumberland,  From Laye/Airey/Barnes Line 

FLORENCE  NIGHTINGALE:  SMITHS Her maternal side: For studying the Shores or Nightingale Studies  

BEDFORDE  BEDFORD   Durham, UK From Laye/Airey Line

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE: THE SHORE FAMILY  Norton Hall, Sheffield of Norton Hall. 

General Thomas Peard Dwyer  Detailed Career


 Lt. General Francis Laye     Major General Joseph Henry Laye I    Major General Joseph Henry Laye II    Detailed Careers

PRINCE Essex, Ontario   Tied to ways: GG Grandmother Emily Laye married John Prince, grandson of Col John Prince, and her dau, Mary Anne Dwyer married the Hon. Albert Prince, M.P- the son of Col. Prince. (Yes, that's right).


HON COLONEL JOHN PRINCE, M.P.  A character. Reputed to be illegitimate son of an actress and William IV, notorious for killing American prisoner's of war in the Battle of Windsor. Detroiters put a price on his head. Popular in Windsor.

LT COL BERTIE CUNYNGHAME DWYER   Bertie won Grand National in 1887. "Bertie Dwyer, an English boy of 14  . . . did the fastest time of the race, the only rider to break the two minute barrier with 1 minute 58.6 seconds . . . [A] truly remarkable effort for any rider let alone a 14 year old" (23 The Cresta Run 1885-1985).


INSPECTOR WM BLENNERHASSETT DWYER   Detroit Police Inspector  Very incomplete  
KENNY  County Kerry, Ireland  Also, DWYER, TENT (BROWNE), COURTHROPE, HOARE DEAN PITT  Connected in two way. General J.H. Laye senior married Emelia Dean-Pitt, and Ensign George Sinclair Laye married Amy Selina Nugent, dau of Charlotte Marcia Dean-Pitt.
BUTTERFIELD / SIMPSON AND DUCKETT    LANCASHIRE and BOND E. P. Ramsay-Laye author/feminist pen name: Isobel Massary  4 books, articles, such as "Women and Careers" in Englishwoman Review, 9, (Apr 1878) p 96  -Arguing desirability of married women having careers.

Blennerhassett Kerry   From Dwyer/Hoare  Also  CONWAY, LYNNE, CRUMPE, O'CONNOR, HOARE, DWYER

LAYE Surname Study UK    For Genealogical Reference for all Layes



KEENAN Detroit/ Ontario  Sarah Keenan married my gg grandfather, St. Hugh Simpson Gerald Toulmin Dwyer in Detroit in 1895.

LETTERS OF MARY AIREY LAYE  Letters written by Lt. General Francis Laye's widow, pestering Lord Somerset, later Ragland, for an Ensignacy for her son. Letters to others, like Lord Hill and the Marchioness Winchester.
TOULMIN   London and LANCASHIRE, Mary Anne Toulmin Married to General Thomas Peard Dwyer 11 Apr 1839, Old Church, Saint Pancras, London    Includes: BECKETT, SIMPSON, DWYER, HARRISON, TALBOTT, DWYER CUNYNGHAME Photo Album
WALSH -Meath Ireland    Married to Laye Family Anne Maria Teresa WALSH married Emily Laye's father, Major Francis Fenwick Laye 28 Oct 1835 in Newbridge, Colpe Church County Meath, Ireland CUNYNGHAME Connection is on English branch of family. Captain Robert Hoare Dwyer married  Caroline Georgina Thurlow CUNYNGHAME
HOARE   Kerry  Cork   Connected by Robert Dwyer, father of General Thomas Peard Dwyer marrying Mary Hoare, 1744 Tralee, Kerry.   Also KENNY, DWYER, BLENNERHASSETT, BURNELL, GILPIN, NOTT, WOODCOCK, KELLEY RAMSAY Scot. Eng India   Connection is Major Francis Fenwick Laye married Elizabeth P Ramsay
OGLE Northumberland    Laye/Airey/Barnes/Clavering/Grey ASCENSION ISLAND Mini & partial hist of the RM commandants by Comm (General) T.P. Dwyer
PATERNAL ----  PASKIEWICZ   Plymouth PA/Vilna and Starynki, Russia (Старынкі ). DWYER Surname Study Detroit For Genealogical Reference for all Dwyers
PATERNAL ----  GRIZDIS   and many other spelling  Plymouth PA/Vilna  
PATERNAL---   MIKOLAYESKI  Plymouth PA/Russia/Poland PATERNAL ----  ZENKO   Plymouth PA/Vilna, Olita 
PATERNAL--   SINKIEWICZ or SINKCAVAGE Plymouth PA/Lithuania PATERNAL ---  RUZANTIS   Plymouth PA/Suwalki






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