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The name Catesbury is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in Catesby, in Northants, now Northamptonshire.

Early Origins of the Catesbury family


The surname Catesbury was first found in Northampton at Asbhy St. Ledger's, a parish, in the union of Daventry, hundred of Fawsley. "The church [of Asbhy St. Ledger's] is in the later English style; it contains a richly ornamented screen and rood-loft, and in the windows are some remains of ancient painted glass. Sir William Catesby, favourite of Richard III., and owner of the manor, was buried within the altar-rails, under a marble slab with a rich brass in fine preservation; and Robert Catesby, the conspirator, of the time of James I., resided here, where he had property." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Early History of the Catesbury family

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Early History of the Catesbury family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Catesbury research.
Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1371, 1450, 1485, 1484, 1478, 1449, 1453, 1459, 1573, 1605 and 1605 are included under the topic Early Catesbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Catesbury Spelling Variations

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Catesbury Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Catesbury were recorded, including Catesby, Catesbury, Cates and others.

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Early Notables of the Catesbury family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Catesbury family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: William Catesby, High Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1371; Sir William Catesby (1450-1485), English landowner and Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire in 1484, one of Richard III of England's principal councillors, he also served as Chancellor of the Exchequer and Speaker of the House...
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Migration of the Catesbury family to Ireland

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Migration of the Catesbury family to Ireland


Some of the Catesbury family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Catesbury family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Catesbury family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Catesbury family emigrate to North America: John Catesby who settled in Virginia in 1623; Jane Catesby settled there in 1635; followed by Robert in 1654.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Catesbury (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Catesbury (post 1700)


  • Ronald Catesbury, Lawyer

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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