, the founder of Medford
, was descended from an old English family, whose pedigree is printed in the N. E. His. and Gen. Register
for April, 1855.
An abstract is here given:--
, living 1446.
He fled to France
for killing a man; but, receiving a pardon, returned and settled at Stafford
, where he m. Jane, dau. of Richard Needham
, of Dorrington.
His son John d. 11 Ed. IV.
（1471), and had by wife — dau. of R. Middleton
— Richard Cradock
, merchant of the Staple, who d. in London
He m. Alice, dau. of John Dorrington
, and had, inter alios
, who d. 1530.
was father of Thomas
, who m. Emma, dau. of Nicholas Meverall
, and had William of Caermarthen, 1597.
William m. Timothea, dau. of M. Wotten
, and had, with others, Francis, (who lived at Wickham Brook, and left issue, Walter, who d. s. p
.,) and Mathew
, b. 1563, who m. Dorothy Greenway
, our patron, and Samuel, clerk at Thistleton
, co. Rutland
m., 1st, Damaris, dau.