Introduction

A GENEALOGICAL TABLE IN FOURTEEN SHEETS

Published in 1924 by    Harry Jowett, of Oxford House, Aylestone Road, Leicester

Edited by                        Thomas Herbert Clowes, Moorfield, Woodbridge

SHOWING THE DESCENDANTS OF THE FOUR DAUGHTERS

ALICE - Mrs William Hey - on Sheets 2, 4, 6 and 8

MARGARET - Mrs Richard Hodgson - on Sheets 8 and 10

ISABELLA - Mrs John Hudson - on Sheets 10 and 12

BETTY - Mrs John Jowett - on Sheets 12 and 14

OF

ROBERT BANKES - 1704-1790, of Little Stainforth, Co York, and his wife

MARGARET CARR - 1709 - 1791.


The ‘Fourteen Sheets’ (also known as the Bankes Pedigree) is a large family tree that was published in 1924-5 in an edition of over 350 copies and distributed to the ‘rising generation’ of the time – young people at the bottom of the tree. My mother (born 1923) and two of her siblings appear at the bottom right of Sheet 4.

There are actually 15 sheets; the introductory page ('Sheet 0') contains errata. Sheet 1 shows a skeleton plan and a list of over 300 different surnames mentioned. I have amended this according to the errata and reproduced it here.

The sheets also feature four portraits and 17 coats-of-arms. The earliest date mentioned is 1260 and the latest, 1924.

Some notable people in the sheets are:

King Edward III 1312-1377 Sheet 5

William Clowes 1540-1604, surgeon to Queen Elizabeth I Sheet 11

William Hey FRS 1736-1819, surgeon, founder of the Leeds General Infirmary. Sheet 4

Revd Dr Joseph Jowett LLD 1751-1813, fellow of Trinity Hall, 1775. “Little Jowett”, Bachelor, Regius Professor of Civil Law, Cam. 1782. Rector of Wethersfield, Essex 1795-1813. The chimes of Big Ben were adapted from his Cambridge Chimes of Great St Mary’s Church. Sheet 14

Revd Leonard Stanley Kempthorne b 1886, Bishop of Polynesia 1923-1961, Suva, Fiji. Sheet 14

Sir Richard Tetley Glazebrook FRS 1854-1935 (who worked with James Clerk Maxwell and Lord Rayleigh), first Director of the National Physical Laboratory, first President of the Institute of Physics. Sheet 4


If you find an ancestor, or have an interest in this Family Tree, please contact me: David Edwards, dhedwards    at    gmail    dot    com.