360064. William (1) EVERARD was born about 1375.
"The following is the result of an investigation for this work by J. G.
Bartlett. (P) EVERARD is a very old family name in England, particularly in
the counties of Essex and Suffolk. Here there were several lines of armigerous
landed gentry of the name during the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries,
and several pedigrees of the name, with arms, appear in the Visitations of Essex
in 1558, 1612 and 1634, and of Suffolk in 1561, 1577 and 1612. In 1629 Sir Richard
Everard, the head of the family in Essex, was created a baronet, an honour which
became extinct in 1745 on the death without issue of his descendant Sir Hugh
Everard, sixth baronet. (P) For nearly a century efforts have been made to connect
Judith Everard, who married in 1616 Samuel Appleton, with the Everards of Suffolk;
but it appears that she was descended from the Everards of Essex. (P) The earliest
Everard mentioned in the Essex visitation pedigree of the family is a Ralph Everard,
said to have lived during parts of the reigns of Henry II (1216-1272) and Edward
I (1272-1307). He is given as father of Walter Everard, claimed to have been
living during portions of the reigns of Edward II (1307-1327) and Edward III
(1327-1377). The latter is claimed in these visitation pedigrees to have been
father of William Everard who married Isabel Bedell; as this marriage did not
take place until about 1430, it is evident that there must have been at least
three generations omitted between this Walter and this William, if the latter
was a descendant of Walter. (P) THE EVERARD PEDIGREE. Arms: *Argent, a fess
wary, between three estoiles gules.* (P) 1. *William Everard*, born probably
about 1375, is the earliest of this line from whom an unbroken descent appears
to be traced. He was of Mashbury, co. Essex, a rural parish about seven miles
north-west of Chelmsford, and is said to have appeared on records in the reigns
of Richard II (1377-1399) and Henry IV (1399-1413). (P) Children: i. *William*,
b. about 1400. ii. JOHN."
--- Ernest Flagg, *Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England*, Hartford CT, 1926, p 391
360065. (w of William1 Everard) ---
. Children were:
180032 i. Willliam (2) EVERARD.
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