James Somerville

(say 1610 - before 11 September 1687)
     James Somerville was born say 1610. He witnessed the sasine of James Dunbar and Sir John Dunbar; Renunciation by James Dunbar and Thomas Abercrombie to James Creichton of an annual rent furth of the barony of Abercrombie: sixth November [1630] ; In anno 1617 Whereof the tennor follows: Be it known till all men by these present letters me James Dumbar eldest lawful son and apparent heir to Sir John Dumbar of Castle Dumbar, county of Fermanagh, Ireland Knight with express consent and assent of Thomas Abercrombie sometime of that ilk, brother to the late Alexander Abercrombie sometime of that ilk And also me the said Thomas for my self or assigns had hes or anyways my hand or claim In and to the annuelrent underwritten ... I the said Thomas Abercrombie by my letters obligatouris subscribed with my hand of the date the 16 day of October 1624 And for the causes onerous therein contained Band and obleist me to maintain sustain and intertain the said late Alexander Abercrombie my brother in household and family with my self in meat drink bed board and clothing and abuliaimentis during all the days of the said late Alexander his lifetime In manner mentioned in the said band And likewise to pay and deliver to the said late Alexr yearly and each year during his lifetime and during the lifetime of late Euphame Kinninmonth our guiddame [grandmother] the sum of £20 And after the decease of the said late Euphame yearly during the said late Alexander his lifetime The sum of £100 for keeping of his purse and doing his necessary affairs beginning the first years payment of the said sum of £20 within year and day next after the decease of late Thomas Abercrombie of that ilk our father And the first years payment of the said sum of £100 within year and day next after the decease of the said late Euphame Kinninmonth our guiddame And in case it should happen the said late Alexander Abercrombie to weary upon the intertenment to have been made by me And to take himself to his own intertenement in some other place Than and in that case I bind and obleis me to infeft and sais' the said late Alexander Abercrombie my brother during his lifetime In one anuelrent of three hundred merks money foresaid yearly to be upliftit and tane at tua terms in the year Whitsunday and St Martins in Winter by equal portions Furth of all and whole the lands and barony of Abercrombie parts pendicles and pertinents thereof or any part of the same land within the sherifdom of Fife To be haldin and with claus of warrandice In manner specified in said letters And to make payment of the said annuelrent alswell not infeft as infeft together with the sum of £20 foresaid of expenses for ilk terms failzie And in case it should happen me or my heirs to sell annually or put away the said lands and barony of Abercrombie to whatsumever perform or performs in any time thereafter during the lifetime of the said late Alexander Abercrombie my brother In that case I the said Thomas Abercrombie band and obleist me to pay to the said late Alexander Abercrombie his heirs or assignes the sum of three thousand merks money of this realm at the next term of Whitsunday or St Martins next and immediately following the alienation of the said lands and barony of Abercrombie To have been made by me or my foresaids Or at the least at the next term of Whitsunday or St Martins next and immediately following the decease of the said late Euphame Kynninmonth but longer delay together with the sum of £100 money foresaid of liquidate expenses In case of failzie ak the said letters obligatouris of the date above written at mair length proportis Conform to the quhilkis letters obligatouris and charter following thereupon The said late Alexander Abercrombie was duly and lawfully infeft and saisit in liferent for all the days of his lifetime In all and whole the foresaid annuelrent of three hundred merks money foresaid yearly to be uplifted as said as ak the infeftment and saising made to him thereupon at mair tenth proportis Like as the said late Alexander Abercrombie by his letters of assignation subscribed with his hand of the date 24 June 1629 Made and constitute me the said James Dumbar and my heirs cessioneris and assigns in and to the foresaid band and obligation of the date above written Containing the said sum of three thousand merks with the whole annuelrentis thereof arrears owing after the decease of the said late Euphame Kynninmonth And of all years and terms that should happen to be in arrears owing after the date foresaid of the said assignation With the said sum of one hundred pounds of liquidat expenses And to the whole heidis clauss[is] and conditions of the said band And surrogate me the said James Dumbar and my foresaids In his full right title and place of the premises for ever And like wise the said late Alexander Abercrombie by his letters of disposition and corroboration subscribed with his hand of the date 10 Nov 1629 foresaid annaliet [sell] and dispone to me my heirs and assigns whatsumever heritably the foresaid annuelrent of three hundred merks money foresaid and obleist him to infeft and sais me their until To be holden and with claus of warrandice conteaint in the said band Whereby the said late Alexr made and constitute me the said James Dumbar and my foresaid cessioneris and assigns In and to the said annuelrent of three hundreth merks of all years and terms bygaine restand [arrears] owing for the time And likewise yearly and termelie thereafter ayand quhill the lands redemption of the samen And in and to the said principal sum of three thousand merks and penalty thereof above specified Ak the said letters of assignation disposition and corroboration of the dates rexine above written at mairlenth beiris And now seeing that James Creichtoun now of Abercrombie has presently at the date hereof really and with effect made payment to us of the said principal sum of three thousand merks And of the whole byrun annuellis [interest] of the said annuelrent of three hundred merks sen the decease of the said late Euphame Kynninmonth whereof we hold us well satisfied and payit Therefore witt -e me the said James Dumbar with consent of the said Thomas Abercrombie And also me the said Thomas Abercrombie for my self and us both with one consent and assent To have exonerate quitclaim it and discharged Lyke as we be the tennour hereof Exoner quitclaim and simpliciter discharge the said James Creichtoun his heirs executors and all others whom it effeiris of the said principal sum of three thousand merks and of the said penalty of one hundred pounds And siclyk of the foresaid yearly annuelrent of three hundred merks and whole penalties thairof And of the remanent yearly duties above-mentioned And that of all years and terms alswell bygaine as to cum for well and ever And also to have renounced discharged and overgivin Lyke as we be the tennour hereof renounce discharge and simpliciter overgive fra us and other of us our heirs and assigns To and in favour of the said James Creichtoun his heirs and assigns whatsumever All and whole the foresaid annuelrent of three hundred merks money foresaid And all right title interest and claim of right quhilk we or other of us oure heirs and assigns had hes or any ways may have or claim In and to the said annuelrent and yearly duties above-mentioned of whatsumever years or terms bygaine for now and ever Quhilkis discharge and renunciation above written we bind and obleis us conjointly and severally our heirs successors and executors To warrand acquiet and defend to the said James Creichtoun and his foresaids at all hands and againes all deadly Lykes as we have instantly delivered to the said James Creichtoun the foresaids letters obligatouris made by me the said Thomas Abercrombie In favour of the said Alexander Abercrombie my brother With the charter and saising abovespecifeit following thereupon Together with the foresaid tua assignations made by the said late Alexander Abercrombie In favour of me the said James Dumbar and my foresaid of the dates rexine above-mentioned To be cuttit cancelled and destroyed or otherwise keepit and usit by the said James Creichtoun and his above written at thour ples'r in time coming And for the mair security we are content and consent that their presentis be inserted and registered in the books of council and session To have the strength of one decreet of the lords thereof that letters and executiorelles may pas hereupon by one simple charge of ten dayes only And for registering hereof constitutes Oure procurators Promitten' de rato. In witness ... Laurence Abernethy servitor to Mr Frances Hay writer to his majesties signet At Monaghan Ireland within the county of Fermanagh the 12 Sep1630 Before thir witness[es] Archibald Erskine parson of Devenish James Somerville of Tullykaller and William Hamiltoun of tully mergie Sic subscribitur James Dunbar. Thomas Abercromby.
     James Somerville was mentioned in the 1666 hearth tax list in Enniskillen, Fermanagh.
     James Somerville married fourthly Anna Catherina Grubbe-Stjernfelt on 14 December 1670 in Ireland. He was her fourth husband. The marriage licence was dated 14 December 1670. He was of Tullykelter but then staying at Tallaght. He was a Captain of Horse and they had one son and one daughter.
     James Somerville and George Dunbar were mentioned in a civil court action on 24 May 1671. Chancery bill, between Irwin pltf & Callwell & Somerville defts: Christopher Irwin of Edinburgh, Doctor of Physic, sheweth that William Cathcart of Bardonagh, co. Fermanagh, was about 1614 possessed of Dromcroe, Drumborony, Courtloone and Turnagowan in the proportion of Dromcroe, together with the barrs of the mountains in the barony of Magheraboy by lease of 61 years to him made by John Dunbar kt, at £10 per acre. About 1639 William Cathcart did sell the said lands, together with the barrs of the mountains thereto belonging for the remainder of the term for the sum of £300, paid to him by Christopher Irwin of Lowtherstown, dec. father of your orator. He further sheweth that Geo Dunbar of Braugh in the said county, gent. brother of the sd John Dunbar, being seized of one great tate of land called the Braugh, together with Killybeg and ? Comehill, being barrs of the mountains thereto belonging, did jointly with his brother John Dunbar, enfeofe Christopher Irwin of the same in 1637. Your orator's father in 1639, in consideration of the marriage of your orator, with Margaret Wishart, daughter of James Wishart of Glenteverin in the said county, settled said lands and said lease on your orator, who continued in quiet possession till the rebellion of 1641. Orator's father had some years before his death become bound to Sir Gerard Lowther for a debt of £50 due by Mary Callwell, widow, afterwards married to Henry Longford of Enniskillen, which he (Irwin) had to pay. Some controversy having arisen between Longford and himself, the whole matter was referred to Dean Bartley of Clogher, and Mr Hugh Bartley of Lifford co. Donegal, clerk, who ordered Longford to repay to Christopher Irwin, the £50, which was accordingly done, yet in 1653 Longford made his complaint to one Colonel Barrow, a colonel under the usurped powers, who committed Chr. Irwin to gaol, till he should either repay the £50, or give surety to abide by an arbitration. Thereupon Chr. Irwin did about the 10 June 1653, did engage the quarterland great tate and the premises to Henry and Mary Longford & James Callwell, son of the said Mary, with the condition that if Christopher Irwin should not bring his arbitrator, Major Hugh Ross, to Enniskillen, to end all differences between the said parties, and to stand to certain arbitrators not named in the deed, or to an umpire to be chosen, the the said deed of mortgage to remain in full force. No award was ever made; yet Henry and Mary Longford, (who took the management upon her), got possession of the said lands; and Henry being deceased, she made them over to James Callwell, who sold them to Richard Dunbar, late of Derrygonnelly, grandchild to said John Dunbar; who left the four great tates or quarterland of Drumcroe & Drumborony, Callone, Turmagowan and Barwinlahorke, with the barrs of the mountains, between Dame Anna Catherina Hamilton alias Dunbar, his widow and relict, since married to James Somerwell of Tullykelter and Catherine Dunbar, an infant of about 3 years of age, daughter of Sir Richard & Anna Catherina; and the other great tate of Braugh to William Dunbar of Kilcow, co. Fermanagh. He therefor prays that they may be put upon their title by oath etc.
     James Somerville and Richard Dunbar were mentioned in a civil court action on 13 November 1672. Chancery bill of Garrard Graham, plaintiff & Somervill deft, relating to lands in co. Sligo, which had been let on 4 January 1658 by Richard Dunbar, to orator. His widow Anna Catherina and her husband James Somerwell were not in possession of the rents, Graham was a near relation of the said Richard and Anna Catherina, and at their request did until 1670, pay the full rent of £4 a year, without making any deduction for some land taken away by one Dodwell. The land had improved in value, the lease had been lost and Somerwell had, it was alleged, combined with one Richard Phipps to evict Graham.
     James Somerville was mentioned on 11 July 1683.
     James died before 11 September 1687 in Tullykelter, Fermanagh, Ireland.
     The administration of his estate was granted to Anna Catherina Grubbe-Stjernfelt on 11 September 1687 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland.
     James Somerville was mentioned in a court case on 24 June 1688. Somervill, plaintiff v. Dunbar. This chancery bill shews that Lady Anna Catherina Somervill alias Dunbar, about 21 years since, being married to Richard Dunbar, he being sickly, made his last will and testament (being seized in fee of Drumcroe etc) and devised unto oratrix, who then his wife & big with child, the proportion of Drumcroe during the minority of the child, and half to the child when of age, and half to herself for life, with remainder to the said child in fee. That he soon after died, being seized of the lands. Oratrix entered into the said lands, and was soon after delivered of a child which happened to be a daughter, and was christened Catherine. Oratrix continued quietly in possession, till John Dunbar, esq. about five or six years last past, commenced a suit against James Somervill, deceased & her then husband, herself and the said Catherine, endeavouring to prove that Richard had only an estate tail, to him and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to him the said John Dunbar. A commission sat at Belleek in the said county Fermanagh, to which Jas Somervill took Richard Dunbar's will, and left it on a table. It was taken up & removed by Thomas Hardcastle and Andrew Hamilton, commissioners for the said John Dunbar, who gave it to him. She prays that they may be called to answer certain queries about the will. [The researcher could not find this will in the PRO]..

Child of James Somerville and Anna Catherina Grubbe-Stjernfelt

John Somerville

     John Somerville lived at Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Child of John Somerville

Sidney Somerville

(after 1670 - 4 July 1725)
     Sidney Somerville was born after 1670 in Ireland. She was the daughter of James Somerville and Anna Catherina Grubbe-Stjernfelt.
     Sidney Somerville married Col John Caulfield. They had a son and a daughter. See Lodge's Peerage for more detail.
     Sidney died on 4 July 1725 in Dublin.

Margaret de Somery (Bassett)

(before 1250 - after 1293)
     Margaret de Somery (Bassett) was born before 1250 in Dudley, Worcestershire, England. Daughter of Roger de Somery & his wife Nicole D'Aubigny, widow of Ralph.. She was the daughter of Roger de Somery and Nicole Unknown.
     Margaret de Somery (Bassett) married Ralph de Cromwell as his second wife, before 26 January 1270/71.
     Margaret died after 1293.

Child of Margaret de Somery (Bassett) and Ralph de Cromwell

Roger de Somery

     Roger de Somery married Nicole Unknown. She was the widow of Ralph D'Aubigny.

Child of Roger de Somery and Nicole Unknown

Joan le Soor

( - after 1334)
     Joan le Soor married John Arundell, son of Remfrey Arundell and Alice de Lanherne. She was the daughter of Ralph (or John Soor & Rosea Pridias).
He married Joan, daughter and heiress of Ralph le Soor (this marriage resulted in the Arundells acquiring the manors of Prospidnick and Tolverne in the early 15th century)..
     Joan died after 1334. Discussion on Gen-Mediaeval mailing list as to the identity of Joan, wife and widow of John Arundel I, show doubt and a lack of evidence to identify her as a Sor or Soor of Tolverne. None of the lands held by John's widow Joan in dower were Sor lands. But no contemporary Sor daughter could have been an heiress, since all the 14th century Sor males had male successors; so Louise's observation does not prove that Joan was NOT a Sor.

Emily Harriet Grace Soper

     Emily Harriet Grace Soper married Arthur Wellesley Cowley, son of Frank Cowley and Kate Isobel Phillips, in 1903 in Queensland.

Children of Emily Harriet Grace Soper and Arthur Wellesley Cowley

Eleanor Sordbie

     Eleanor Sordbie married Anthony Steer on 26 August 1660 in Darley, Derbyshire.

Child of Eleanor Sordbie and Anthony Steer

Milton Aloysius Sorrell

(1892 - )
     Milton Aloysius Sorrell married Harriet Medora Ross, daughter of Almon Thomas Johnson and Nellie Fayette Trefry. Milton Aloysius Sorrell was born in 1892.

Ermengarde de Soulis

(circa 1285 - )
     Ermengarde de Soulis was born circa 1285. She was the daughter of William de Soulis and Ermengarde Durward.
     Ermengarde de Soulis married Patrick (V) Dunbar 9th Earl, son of Patrick (IV) Dunbar 8th Earl and Marjory Comyn, circa 1303. This Earl married, first, Ermigarda, who, in 1303, and also on 26 June 1304, being then pregnant, received a cask of new wine as a present from King Edward I. The Earl apparently had children by her.

Children of Ermengarde de Soulis and Patrick (V) Dunbar 9th Earl

Nicholas de Soulis

( - 1296)
     Nicholas de Soulis was the son of William de Soulis and Ermengarde Durward.
     Soules, Dominus Nicholaus de (miles), (Nicol de Soules, chiualer). ' - swore allegiance to King Edward I at Berwick, 1291 Ragman Roll.
     Nicholas died in 1296.

William de Soulis

     William de Soulis married Ermengarde Durward, daughter of Alan Durward and Margery, of Scotland,.

Children of William de Soulis and Ermengarde Durward

Mary Elizabeth South

(26 April 1799 - 1866?)
     Mary Elizabeth South was christened on 26 April 1799 in St Saviour, Southwark, Surrey. She was the daughter of James & Mary.
     Mary Elizabeth South married Hamor Rich, son of John Rich and Mary Keen, on 8 November 1832 in Christ Church, Southwark, Surrey. Hamor Rich, bachelor & Mary Elizabeth South, spinster, both of this parish, by licence.
     Mary Elizabeth South and Hamor Rich appeared on the 1841 census in Newington, St Mary, Surrey. Hamor Rich, 40, gent, born in the county, with Mary Rich, 40 ditto.
     Mary Elizabeth South was recorded on the 1851 census in Marshfield, Gloucestershire. Mary Elizabeth Rich, visitor, widow aged 51 , born Borough, London, in the household of Thomas James & Mary Ann Robinson adn their three children. He was curate of Marshfield.
     Mary Elizabeth South was mentioned in the will of John Rich dated 2 November 1855.
     Mary Elizabeth South appeared on the 1861 census in 103/183 Lisson Grove, St Marylebone, Westminster, Middlesex. Mary Elizabeth Rich, visitor, widow, 61, fundholder, born Boro of Southwark, Surrey, with Charles Smith Robinson, surgeon, 46, and his wife Mary Jane aged 46.
     Mary died in 1866?. A Mary E Rich death was registered in the Lewisham RD in the Dec quarter of 1866 (1d/436). BLackheath parish register gives the burial on Oct 13th, Mary Elizabeth Rich, aged 67, abode Morden Head, Blackheath.

Child of Mary Elizabeth South and Hamor Rich

George Southern

     George Southern married Margaret Cook Trull, daughter of John Trull and Margaret Cook, on 14 January 1794 in St Peter Mancroft, Norwich, Norfolk.

Angelina (Ann) Southgate (possibly)

(circa 1829 - )
     Angelina (Ann) Southgate (possibly) married Robert Buxton, son of Thomas Buxton and Sarah Fuller, Dec 1/4 of 1853 in Stow RD, Suffolk. Angelina (Ann) Southgate (possibly) was born circa 1829 in Shelland, Suffolk.

Alfred Southgate

(1847 - 1894)
     Alfred Southgate was born in 1847.
     Alfred Southgate married Sophia Cocksedge, daughter of John Cocksedge and Mary Unknown, in 1875 in Stow RD, Suffolk. See Helen Catchpoles file southgatecatchpole.pdf for details of descendants.
     Alfred died in 1894.

George Southgate

(1886 - 1950)
     George Southgate was born in 1886 in Edmonton, London.
     George Southgate married Lillian Mary Cocksedge, daughter of Charles Cocksedge and Charlotte Yonge, on 4 March 1911. They lived in Southgate, Middlesex and George worked for the London General Post office, he became Postmaster of Southgate Post office.
     George died in 1950.

Sarah Southward

(circa 1780 - )
     Sarah Southward was born circa 1780 in Nottinghamshire.
     Sarah Southward married George Stancer, son of John Stancer and Ann Reaynes, on 13 July 1804 in St Mary, Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
     Sarah Southward and Richard Stanser appeared on the 1841 census in East Gate, Worksop, St Mary (Priory). Richard Stancer 38, labourer & Sarah aged 60, both born in the county.

Children of Sarah Southward and George Stancer

Ambrose Sowgate

(30 March 1646 - )
     Ambrose Sowgate was born on 30 March 1646 in Buxhall, Suffolk. He was the son of Thomas Sowgate and Bridget Jacob.

James Sowgate

(before 14 December 1664 - before 14 December 1664)
     James Sowgate was born before 14 December 1664 in Buxhall, Suffolk.
     James died before 14 December 1664 in Buxhall, SFK. He was the son of Thomas Sowgate and Bridget Jacob.

John Sowgate

(20 March 1653/54 - )
     John Sowgate was born on 20 March 1653/54 in Buxhall, Suffolk. He was the son of Thomas Sowgate and Bridget Jacob.

Thomas Sowgate

     Thomas Sowgate was born in Suffolk, England.
     Thomas Sowgate married Bridget Jacob, daughter of Edmund Jacob and Sara Stevens, on 30 November 1637 in Buxhall, Suffolk.

Children of Thomas Sowgate and Bridget Jacob

Thomas Sowgate

(22 July 1649 - )
     Thomas Sowgate was born on 22 July 1649 in Buxhall, Suffolk. He was the son of Thomas Sowgate and Bridget Jacob.

(?) Sowter

     (?) Sowter married Agnes Bland, daughter of Thomas Bland and Rose Unknown.

Elizabeth Sowton

     Elizabeth Sowton married John Ruby, son of Thomas Ruby and Agnes Bray, on 8 July 1679 in Tavistock, Devon.

Children of Elizabeth Sowton and John Ruby

Rebecca Spalding

(say 1670 - before 6 June 1703)
     Rebecca Spalding was born say 1670.
     Rebecca Spalding married John Cocksedge on 4 September 1689 in St Mary, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
     Rebecca died before 6 June 1703 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. She was buried on 6 June 1703 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Rebecca, wife of John Cocksedge.

Children of Rebecca Spalding and John Cocksedge

Frances Spark

(before 1600 - )
     Frances Spark was born before 1600.
     Frances Spark married Luke Cocksedge, son of Luke Cocksedge and Rachel Gooch, in 1616 in Hawstead, Suffolk. Frances Sparke was the daughter of a widow also named Frances Sparke. Frances, the mother, re-married in 1617 to yet another Sparke, one Henry Sparke, no doubt a close relation of her first husband of that same surname. Henry Sparke had a son, Robert, who proved not to be Robert Sparke the clockmaker. Henry also had a godson of that same name, Robert Sparke - we don't know who he was. Robert Sparke the clockmaker must surely have been related by marriage to Luke Cocksedge, but I have been unable to establish the exact relationship.

Children of Frances Spark and Luke Cocksedge

James Sparkes

(circa 1824 - before 1854)
     James Sparkes was born circa 1824 in Wattisham, Suffolk.
     James Sparkes married Maria Bullett, daughter of Harriet Bullett, on 24 December 1850 in Wattisham, Suffolk. Aged 25 widow, 26 bachelor, b.o.t.p. Witness: Robert Fox & Eliza Fox.
     James Sparkes and Maria Bullett were recorded on the 1851 census in Wattisham, Suffolk.
     James died before 1854 in Wattisham, Suffolk.

Joan Sparkes

(circa 20 February 1914 - 2007)
     Joan Sparkes was born circa 20 February 1914 in Stow, Suffolk.
     Joan Sparkes married William George Bullett, son of William George Bullett and Mary Anne Rosbrook, in 1935.
     Joan died in 2007 in Sudbury, Suffolk.

Mary Sparrow or Sparham

     Mary Sparrow or Sparham married Jeremiah Noble, son of Thomas Noble and Alice Sparrow, on 26 June 1767 in St Mary, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Children of Mary Sparrow or Sparham and Jeremiah Noble