Whitneys of Clifford
This family originated with John Whitney of Gorsington, whose son inherited Clifford through his marriage. Although John's parentage is not conclusively known, we do know that "this Branch bore the same Arms as Whitney of Whitney, with a Crescent for Difference", so it is almost certain that they descended from a younger son of the Whitneys of Whitney. In addition, according to heraldic cadency, a crescent was traditionally used to differentiate the arms of the second son from those of his elder brother. Robert Whitney of Whitney had a second son named John who was just about the correct age to be the same as John Whitney of Gorsington.
Primary Male Lineage
- See the Whitneys of Whitney for earlier ancestry
- John Whitney (b1450-?) of Gorsington
- Eustace Whitney (s1497-1525) of Gorsington
- James Whitney (s1500-1564) of Clifford
- Eustace Whitney (s1525-1599) of Clifford
- James Whitney (s1575-1617) of Clifford
- Eustace Whitney (s1600-1648) of Clifford
- James Whitney of Clifford
- Inherited by Eustace Whitney, of Gorsington, Esq., and his heirs from his wife -----, the daughter and heir of William Vaughan, the tyrant of Clifford.
See: 'Blanche Parry Queen Elizabeth I's Confidante' by Ruth E. Richardson, published Logaston Press 2007.
Also: www.blancheparry.com ... and Wikipedia on (1) Blanche Parry and (2) Blanche Herbert Lady Troy.
Also: calendar (superb pictures + texts): 'Blanche Parry & Queen Elizabeth I', sold to benefit the family Church.
2. ^ Ibid.
3. Cadency (last visited July 9, 2006).