Mawbey of Botleys, Surrey

Betham’s “Baronetage,” Botleys, Surrey; “Bloomfield’s Norfolk.”

I.  Simon de Mauteby.  Simon also evidently had a brother Richard (1), who had a son Robert (2) and he had six sons, Robert (3), Gyles (3), John (3), Jeffrey (3), Matthew (3), Ralph (3).  Vide under date 1219.  This Robert (2) gave to St. Mary of Sibton Priory, Suffolk, all his rent in his salt works.  A lion rampant of the seal.

Note. – This name is rather uncommon.  Note the name Sir Simon Malbisse (3), Pedigree I.

II.  Walter de Mauteby.

III.  Robert de Mauteby.  Vide under date 1219.  (See Pedigree IV.-A.)

IV.  Sir Walter de Mauteby, m. Christiana de Bassingham, dau. of Sir Piers de Bassingham.  (See under date 1272-1307.)

V.  Sir Walter m. Petronilla ------ (Somery ?).

VI.  Sir Walter m. Alice (or Olive ?) -----.  They had a dau. Petronilla (7) Maltaby (or Mautby) who m. Roger de Brom of Brom Hall, Norfolk.  He was a son of William Brom.

VII.  Sir John m. Avelina de Crenon (Lady of Mauteby’s Hall, 1362).

VIII.  Sir Robert m. Elianora -----.

IX.  Sir John m. Agnes -----.

X.  Sir Robert m. Eleanora -----; m. (2) Margaret, d. Beauchamp (?).  He had a brother, Sir John, who had a dau. Elianore, who m. Sir William Calthorpe, and from her descended John, Earl of Egmont.  His Will 1413.  His wid. m. Thomas Chambers, Lord of Sparham in her right, 1442.  The children of Robert and Eleanor were:

XI.  John Malby, Squier.  From him descend the Pastons.  See Pedigree.

II  Walter.

II  Edward.

II  Peter.  Will dated 1438.  Vide Bloomfield; buried in church at Sparham.

II  Thomas.

II  Eleanor, a num at Shouldham.

II  Agnes.

See Bloomfield, p. 227.


XI.  Thomas.


XII.  Walter de Mauteby m. Agnes Dawtree.


XIII.  Richard Mautby m. Mary Baker.


XIV.  Roger Mautby m. Mary Drayton.


XV.  Richard Mautby m. Margaret Spencer, d. 1598, of S. Kilworth.  He had a brother Robert (15).  Their children were:

XVI.  (1) William, m. 1581, Augusta Carr.  He d. 1621.

XVI.  (2) Richard, m. Joanna Bird.  He d. 1607.

XVI.  (3) Robert, bapt. 12 May, 1561: m. Alicia Coleman, July 1, 1582.


XVI.  (1)  William and Augusta Carr had

XVII.  (1) John, who m. Agnes Chamberlayne, dau. of William, had Roger (18), Erasmus (18).

XVII.  (2) Richard, who m. E. Shudsborough.

XVII.  (3) Anne.

XVII.  (4) Elizabeth.

XVII.  (5) Thomas m. E. Cartwright; had a son William (18).  From Thomas, third son, descend the present Mawbeys of S. Kilworth.


XVI.  (2)  Richard m. Joanna Bird and had

XVII.  (6)  William, had John (18) and William (18).

XVII.  (7)  John.

XVII.  (8)  Dorothy m. George Mawbey, her cousin.


XVII.  (1) John and Agnes Chamberlayne had Erasmus (17), who in 1643 was killed at Roundway Down.  He of South Kilworth.


XVII.  (2) Richard and E. Shudsborough had

XVIII.  Erasmus, b. 1616; only son.

18  Elizabeth, b. 1619.

18  Mary, b. 1626.


XVIII.  Erasmus m. (1) M. Wight and (2) E. Slee, of Shenton, Co. Leicester.  Children by first marriage:

XIX.  Robert.

19  Richard.

19  Erasmus.

19  Thomas.

19  John.

19  Francis.

19  William m. A. Walker.  He died 1733.

19  John.

19  James.

19  Mary.

19  Isaac.

19  Elizabeth.

19  Joseph.

19  Stephen.


XIX.  William and A. Walker had:


XX.  John Mawbey, b. 1693; d. 1754; m. J. Shepherd.  He also m. Martha, dau. of Thomas Pratt.  Children:

XXI.  Francis.

21  Martha.

21  John.

21  Anne.

21  Mary.

21  Elizabeth.

21  Sir Joseph, b. 1730; d. 1798; m. E. Pratt. Children:

XXII.  Sir Joseph, m. C. Henchman.

21  Catherine.

21  Mary.

21  Emily.


MAWBEY- SURREY (See Pedigree IV.)


From “Manning and Bray’s Hist. of Surrey,” Vol. III.: “In the small church of Ravenstone, in the road between Leicester and Ashby-de-la-Zouch, about two miles from the latter, against the north wall in the Chancel, on a white marble table, is this inscription:  ‘Mr. John Mawbey, late of this parish died, on 4 Sept., 1754, in the 62d year of his age.  Descended from an ancient and genteel family, long settled in the counties of Leicester and Northampton into which latter they came from the County of Norfolk, where formerly they were owners of large possessions.  The said John Mawbey m. Martha, dau. of Mr. Thomas Pratt, late of this parish, and by her, who died in 1737 had [4 sons and 4 daughters].  John Mawbey above mentioned was the only son of Mr. William Mawbey of this parish, who died in 1733, seventh son of Erasmus Mawbey of Sherrton in the Co. of Leicester, only son of Richard Mawbey of South Kilworth, whose elder brother John, by Agnes, dau. of William Chamberlayne, Esq., of Leicester, was father of Erasmus Mawbey or Mautbey, who in 1643, joining the regiment of horse commanded by Sir Arthur Haselrigg, bart., with many recruits raised at his own expense, was soon afterwards killed at the battle of Roundway Down, near the Deviges in Wiltshire, valiantly fighting for the liberties of his country.  His unfortunate death, his widow’s second marriage, and his misfortunes brought on them by the Civil War, were greatly prejudicial to the interests of his family.  John and Richard Mawbey were the eldest sons of William Mawbey.  From Thomas, the third son, are descended the Mawbeys at this time of South Kilworth.  The said William, with his brothers Richard and Robert, the last of whom was bapt. at South Kilworth (as appears by the Register of that parish) on 12 May, 1561, were the sons of Richard Mawbey, Esq., by Margaret, his wife, of South Kilworth, aforesaid, born at Keltering in the Co. of Northampton and descended from the ancient family of Mawbeys or Mautbeys of the Co. of Norfolk.’  Joseph Mawbey, Esq., of Kennigton and Botleys, in the Co. of Surrey, sheriff, in 1757, for that county and afterwards Member of Parliament for the Borough of Southwark, dedicated this monument in 1764, to the memory of his parents and progenitors.”

“Seats of Great Britain,” 2nd Series, Vol. I., p. 116.  Botleys in the Co. of Surrey: “Sir Joseph Mawbey was descended from a family in Norfolk, where the village of Maltby (originally Maws-by) still marks the dwelling place of his Danish ancestors; and a ruined chapel at East Flegg exhibited at the close of the last century the tomb and effigy of a Knight Templar named De Mauteby.  The property of the family being confiscated in the Civil Wars, they removed into Leicestershire.  Colonel Mawbey fell at the head of his volunteers in Sir Arthur Hesilrigg’s corps at Roundway Down.”

“John Dryden wrote an epitaph for Margaret Mawbey Paston.”




I.  It will be seen that Richard (1), brother of Simon de Mauteby, had a son Robert (2), who had six sons, one was John (3).  It seems very probable that this John (3) was the Sir John Malbye of Malbye Hall, progenitor of the Malbyes of Stonham Aspall, Suffolk.  See Pedigree V., as we see that Tobert (2) gave to St. Mary of Sibton Priory, Suffolk.  The brother Matthew (3) is very evidently he who accompanied the Earl of Norfolk to Rome in 1245; and with “the King beyond the Seas” in 1242.  A Matthew de Matebie held  Essex lands about the time of Henry III. [1216-1272].  See Pedigree.

II.  Walter de Mauteby.  Bloombield gives under date 1228:  “Walter de Malteby conveyed to Simon, the Prior, a messuage, etc., in Hemsby and Marcham; the Prior conveyed to Walter all the land he had at Becham except adowson.”  Query: Is this Walter (2)?

III.  In 1229 the Cal. Pat. Rolls mentions Roberto Malteby and in 1235 and 1242 we find Robert de Mauteby, one of the wardens to keep the peace at Yarmouth Fair.  Perhaps Robert (3).

IV.  Perhaps the following items pertain to Walter (4): 1247.  Walter de Mauteby had free warren (Norfolk).  See also under dates 1249, 1253, 1256, 1270, 1272.

IX.  Sir John m. Agnes -----.  Bloomfield states under date 1396: “Sir John de Mauteby and Agnes, his wife, enfeoffed Sir Adam Clifton in his manors of Mauteby, Winterton, East Somerton, etc., for the use of his eldest son, John, entail.”  In Pedigree IV-A the record reads: “Sir John Mawtby m. Elianor (Elen) dau. of Adam Clifton de Bokenham.”  These records are very confusing and quite beyond the compiler to untangle.