Isham Family Ancestry
showing descent from
King Hugh Capet of France
Hugh Capet (940-996), King of France, and descendant of Charlemagne;
b. 940 at Paris, France;
m. 969 to Adelaide of Aquitaine (c.945 or 952-1004), dau. of William III, Duke of Aquitaine;
d. Oct. 24, 996 at Paris, France.
Buried in the Saint Denis Basilica in Paris.
Robert II "the Pious" (972-1031), King of France, son of above;
b. March 27, 972 at Orléans, France;
m. 1001 to Constance of Arles (986-1034), dau. of William I, Count of Provence;
d. July 20, 1031 at Melun, France.
He is buried in the Saint Denis Basilica in Paris, France.
Henry II (1008-1060), King of France, son of above;
b. May 4, 1008 at Reims, France;
m. May 19, 1051 at the cathedral of Reims to Anne of Kiev (d. 1075), dau. of Yaroslav the Wise, Grand Prince of Novgorod and Kiev;
d. Aug. 4, 1060 at Vitry-aux-Loges, France.
He is buried in the Saint Denis Basilica in Paris, France. Anne is buried at Villiers Abbey, La-Ferte-Alais, Essonne, France.
Hugh I "Magnus" (1057-1101), Prince of France, Count of Vermandois, son of above;
m. after 1067 to Adelaide de Vermandois (1062-1122), dau. of Herbert IV, Count of Vermandois;
d. Oct. 18, 1101 at Tarsus, Turkey.
He joined the Crusade of 1101, but was wounded in battle in September, and died in October in Tarsus.
He is buried in the Church of St. Paul in Tarsus, Turkey.
His wife Adelaide is considered the last member of the Carolingian dynasty.
Isabel (Elizabeth) de Vermandois (c.1085-c.1148), Countess of Leicester, dau. of above;
b. before 1088;
m. 1096 (divorced in 1115) to Robert de Beaumont (d. 1118), Count of Meulan, 1st Earl of Leicester, son of Roger de Beaumont;
d. Feb. 17, 1131 and buried at Lewes, France.
Isabel Beaumont, dau. of above;
m. to Gilbert FitzGilbert de Clare (c.1100-1148), 2nd Lord Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke, son of Gilbert Fitz Richard, Lord of Clare;
d. after 1172.
Isabel prior to her marriage had been the mistress of King Henry I of England.
Richard "Strongbow" de Clare (1130-1176), 2nd Earl of Pembroke, son of above;
m. August 26, 1171 in Waterford, Ireland to Aoife MacMurrough (1145-1188), dau. of Dermot MacMurrough , King of Leinster in Ireland;
d. April 20, 1176 at Dublin, Ireland.
He is buried in Dublin's Trinity Christ Church Cathedral.
Isabel de Clare (1172-1220), 4th Countess of Pembroke, dau. of above;
b. 1172 in Ireland;
m. Aug. 1189 in London to William Marshal (1147-1219), 4th Earl of Pembroke, Marshal of England, son of John Marshal;
d. 1220 at Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury, called Marshal the "greatest knight that ever lived".
Isabel was Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, with a cenotaph inside St. Mary's Church in New Ross, Ireland.
Eva de Marshal (1203-1246), dau. of above;
b. c.1203 at Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales;
m. to William de Braose (Briouse) (c.1197-1230), son of Reginald de Braose;
Her husband William de Braose was hanged on May 2, 1230 when the Prince of Wales caught William with his wife.
Eva Braose (1227-1255), dau. of above;
m. to William de Cantilupe (d. 1254), son of William II de Cantilupe;
d. July 20, 1255.
Milicent Cantilupe (d. c.1299), dau. of above;
m. (her second husband) bef. Dec. 13, 1273 to Eudes (Eudo, Eon) la Zouch (d. 1279), son of Roger la Zouch;
d. bef. Jan. 7, 1299.
Lucy la Zouch (d. 1326), dau. of above;
b. 1279 at Harringworth, Northamptonshire;
m. Oct. 23, 1312 to Sir Thomas Greene (1292-1352), 5th Lord de Greene, son of Thomas Greene, 4th Lord de Greene;
d. Oct. 23, 1326 at Harringworth, Northamptonshire.
Thomas was High Sheriff of Northampton in the early part of the reign of Edward III.
Sir Henry Greene (1310-1369), King's Chief Justice, son of above;
b. 1310 at Greene's Norton, Northamptonshire;
m. c.1340 to Catherine de Drayton, dau. of Sir John de Drayton and Philippa d'Ardene;
d. August 6, 1369 at Broughton, Dorsetshire.
Buried in the church in Boughton in Northamptonshire.
Sir Henry Greene the younger (c.1347-1399), son of above;
b. c.1347 at Greene's Norton, Northamptonshire;
m. c.1368 to Mathilda (Maud) de Mauduit (b. 1354), dau. of Thomas de Mauduit;
d. July 24, 1399 at Bristol Castle, England.
Beheaded by Henry Bolingbroke, Earl of Hereford.
John Greene, son of above;
m. to Margaret Greene, dau. of Walter Greene.
Isabella Greene, dau. of above;
m. to Richard de Vere of Thrapston (d. 1480), son of Richard de Vere of Thrapston & Addington.
Elena Vere (b. c.1465), dau. of above;
b. c.1465 at Addington, Northamptonshire;
m. c.May 11 1485 to Thomas Isham (b. c.1456) Picheley (Pytchley), only son of William Isham.
Their son Euseby Isham continues as Generation XVIII in the lineage below, and in the lineage on the Isham Family.
(This lineage is based on fairly well-known, much-studied pedigrees of Thomas Jefferson and Robert E. Lee,
who share common ancestors in Thomas Isham and Elena Vere (Generation XVII) from the above chart.
This shared ancestry includes several generations of Thomas and Elena's descendants.)
Elena Vere and her husband Thomas Isham of Pytchley (Generation XVII above) are shared ancestors of U.S. President Thomas Jefferson and Confederate General Robert E. Lee. From Elena and Thomas descend five generations of the Isham family down to Mary Isham (c.1659-1735), whose husband William Randolph of Turkey Island in Henrico County, Virginia (1650-1711) helped to shape the history of the British colonies in America. Due to their many prominent descendants, some genealogists refer to Mary and William as the "Adam and Eve of Virginia". For example, their nine surviving children include Isham Randolph of Dungeness (1684-1742), who is the grandfather of Thomas Jefferson; and their daughter Elizabeth Randolph (c.1680-1719/20), who is an ancestor of Robert E. Lee.
Euseby Isham (c.1486-1546), son of Elena Vere and Thomas Isham, who are Generation XVII in the preceding lineage;
b. c.1486 at ____;
m. ___ to Anne Pulton (xxx), dau. of Giles Pulton (xxx);
d. 1546 at ____.
Gregory Isham (c.1520-1558), son of above;
b. c.1520 at ____;
m. ___ to Elizabeth Dale (xxx), dau. of Matthew Dale (xxx);
d. Sept. 4, 1588 probably at Braunston, Northamptonshire.
Sir Euseby Isham (1552/53-1626), son of above;
b. Feb. 26, 1552/53 at ____;
m. ___ to Anne Borlase (d. 1627), dau. of John Borlase (xxx) of Marlowe, Buckinghamshire;
d. June 11, 1626 at ____.
Served in 1584 as High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, and knighted on May 11, 1603 by James I.
William Isham (c.1587- ), son of above;
bapt. March 20, 1587/88 at Braunton, Northamptonshire;
m. Aug. 15, 1625 at Toddington. Bedfordshire to Mary Brett (xxx), dau. of William Brett (xxx);
d. ____ at ____.
Capt. Henry Isham (c.1628-c.1675), son of above;
b. c.1628 in Northamptonshire;
m. ___ to Katherine Banks (1630-1686), dau. of Christopher Banks (xxx), and widow of Joseph Royall (xxx);
d. c.1675 at ____.
Emigrated about 1656 to America, where he settled in the Bermuda Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia.
Mary Isham (c.1658-1735), dau. of above;
b. c.1658 at Bermuda Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia;
m. 1678 in Henrico Co., Virginia to William Randolph of Turkey Island (1650-1711), son of Richard Randolph (c.1621-1678);
d. Dec. 29, 1735 at Turkey Island, Henrico Co., Virginia. (Longden ref.)
Their son Isham Randolph of Dungeness (1684-1742) is the grandfather of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826),
and their daughter Elizabeth Randolph (c.1680-1719/20), who is 1701 married Richard Bland, is an ancestor of Robert E. Lee (1807-1870).
Ancestry charts of the current British Royal Family in Wikipedia. Also, most, but not all, of the blue links in the text above lead to Wikipedia references
Browning, Charles H. (1897), Americans of Royal Descent (4th edition), v. II, p. 716.
Cooke, Robert (1568, 1869), The Visitation of London in the Year 1568: Taken by Robert Cooke, Clarenceux King of Arms, and Since Augmented Both with Descents and Arms (ed. by Joseph Jackson Howard and Sir George John Armytage, 1869), The Harleian Society, London, p. 17. This is a pedigree of the family collected by herald Robert Cooke in in 1568.
Family Relationship of Robert E. Lee to Thomas Jefferson at FamousKin.com, online website, last accessed on 1/20/2017.
Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, online website, last accessed on 1/20/2017.
Greene (1901), The Greene Family in England and America with Pedigrees, Privately Published, Boston, 147 pages plus 5 pedigree charts.
House, John Mark, "Hugh Capet" at The House Empire through the Ages, online website, last accessed on 1/20/2017.
Longden, Rev. Henry Isham (1898), Some Notes on Sir Euseby Isham of Pytchley in the County of Northampton with Special Reference to his Virginian Descendants, Mitchell and Hughes, London, 29 p.
Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh (1975), Burke's Presidential Families of the United States, Burke's Peerage, London & New York, 676 p.
Racines et Histoire, online website, last accessed on 1/20/2017.
van de Pas, Leo, "Ancestors of Isabel Greene" at Leo's Genealogics Website, online website. last accessed on 1/20/2017.
Vincent, Augustus (1624, 1887), Isham of Barby, Braunston, and Lamport in Visitations of Northamptonshire made in 1564 and 1618/19 with Northamptonshire Pedigrees from various Mss. (ed. by Walter C. Metcalfe, 1887), The Harleian Society, London, p. 181-182. This is a pedigree of the family collected by herald Augustus Vincent in 1624.
Waters, Robert Edmund Chester (1878), Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley, their Ancestors and Descendants, Robson and Sons, London, p. 46-51.
Wikipedia, William Randolph - descendants, online website, last accessed on 1/20/2017.