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Cattesbry is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Cattesbry family once lived in Catesby, in Northants, now Northamptonshire.

Cattesbry Early Origins



The surname Cattesbry 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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Cattesbry Early History


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Cattesbry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cattesbry 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 Cattesbry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cattesbry Spelling Variations


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Cattesbry Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cattesbry family name include Catesby, Catesbury, Cates and others.

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Cattesbry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cattesbry Early Notables (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...

Another 112 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cattesbry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cattesbry In Ireland


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Cattesbry In Ireland



Some of the Cattesbry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Cattesbry surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Catesby who settled in Virginia in 1623; Jane Catesby settled there in 1635; followed by Robert in 1654.

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