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Heralds' Visitation
of Berkshire, 1566

undertaken by
William Harvey, Clarenceux King of Arms



Choke of Avington

Choke, quertering Gayton & WitheridgeJohn Choke of Long Ashton in county of Somerset, esquire, married ..... daughter and heir of ..... Witheridge alias Lyons. (Caius College MS) and had issue, Sir Richard Choke, knight, his eldest son.

Sir Richard Choke of Long Ashton aforesaid, knight, one of the Justice of the Common Pleas, eldest son and heir to John aforesaid, married Jane daughter to William Pavey of Bristow, esquire, and by her had issue, John Choke, his eldest son; Richard, second son; William, third son; Elizabeth married to John Saintmaur; Jane married to St Christopher Wroughton of Broad Hinton in the county of Wiltshire, knight.

John Choke of Long Ashton aforesaid, knight, eldest son and heir to Sir Richard aforesaid, married Elizabeth daughter of Sir John Wroughton of Broad Hinton in the county of Wiltshire, knight, and by her had issue, Sir John Choke, knight, his eldest son; and Alexander Choke, second son; & divers died without issue.

Alexander Choke of Westbury in the county of Somerset, esquire, second son of John Choke aforesaid, married Cecily daughter and one of the heirs of Thomas Gayton of Clevedon in the county of Somerset, gentleman, and by her had issue, William Choke, his eldest son and heir; Richard Choke, second son; Francis Choke, third son; Elizabeth married to John Leach of Westbury in the county of Somerset, gentleman.

Richard Choke of Avington in the county of Berkshire, esquire, second son to Alexander Choke aforesaid, married Elizabeth daughter to William BouIting of Sutton in the county of Somerset and by her hath issue, Alexander Choke, his eldest son and heir apparent; Francis Choke, second son; William Choke, third son; Richard fourth son; Elizabeth and Frances, unmarried, and Grace Choke.

This pedigree doth show how near kin Francis Choke of Avington is unto Richard Choke now of Avington, esquire.

Richard Choke of Avington, second son to Sir Richard Choke, knight, and Justice of the Common Pleas, married Alice daughter and heir to Robert Coventry of Avington in the county of Berkshire, esquire, and by her hath issue, John Choke, his eldest son and heir.

John Choke, son and heir to Richard aforesaid, married Agnes daughter to Thomas Newborough and had issue, Francis Choke, his eldest son; Henry, second son; John, third son; Edmund, fourth son; and William Choke, fifth son; Amy and Anne and Margery.

Francis Choke of Avington in the county of Berkshire, esquire, eldest son and heir to John aforesaid, married Katherine youngest daughter to Sir Edward Darrell of Littlecote in the county of Wiltshire, knight, and died without issue.

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