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Sir Henry OXENDEN 6th Bart [7614]
Margaret CHUDLEIGH [7615]
(Abt 1733-1803)
Col. John GRAHAM [7936]
Frances CROOKE [7938]
Sir Henry OXENDEN OF BROOME PARK 7th Bart [1516]
Mary GRAHAM [4852]

Anne Charlotte OXENDEN [69]
(Abt 1806-1841)


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1. Rev George Downing ALSTON [68]

Anne Charlotte OXENDEN [69]

  • Born: Abt 1806, Kent England
  • Marriage (1): Rev George Downing ALSTON [68] on 3 Oct 1828 in Limpsfield SRY
  • Died: 28 Jun 1841, Lepton, YKS aged about 35
  • Buried: 30 Jun 1841, Kirkheaton, West Yorkshire.

bullet   Cause of her death was Typhus.


bullet  General Notes:

Groom George Alston
Bride Ann Charlotte Oxenden
Marriage date 03 Oct 1828
Marriage place Limpsfield
By Licence
Groom's parish Suffolk - Hadleigh
Bride's of this parish
County Surrey
Parish Register Transcripts Surrey Marriages

Their marriage entry in the Parish Register Limpsfield reads - No. 63 "George Alston the Younger of the Parish of Hadleigh in the County of Suffolk, Esquire and Anne Charlotte Oxenden of this parish were married at the Church by Licence this third day of October One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-eight" Both parties sign their names, George signing "George Alston Jr". Witnesses were George Chichester Alston, Charles Macey? Maguire, Ashton Oxenden and Anne Maguire.

Anne is recorded in the graveyard of St. Nicholas Church, Studland, Dorset on the Alston altar tomb as follows:
"To the memory of Anne Charlotte the beloved wife of the said George Alston and mother of the said Waldon Alston, whose remains lie interred at Kirkheaton in Yorkshire. She was the 3rd daughter of Sir Henry Oxenden of Broome Park in the county of Kent and departed this life on the 28th day of June 1841 in the 35th year of her age.".
Her burial entry in the Kirkheaton Parish Records, page 276 no. 2205, say the following:
"Anne Charlotte, wife of the Rev. George Alston, Curate of the Parish and daughter of the late Sir Henry Oxenden, Bart. of Ivy Cottage,Lepton. Died of Typhus. 30th June 1841. Christopher Alderson, Rector.
In the General Registry Office there is an entry under Deaths saying: Alston - Anne Charlotte - Huddesfield - Vol XII- page 276 June quarter 1841 Fiche 325 - Yorkshire.

Her burial entry in the Kirkheaton Parish Records, page 276 no. 2205, say the following:

"Anne Charlotte, wife of the Rev. George Alston, Curate of the Parish and daughter of the late Sir Henry Oxenden, Bart. of Ivy Cottage,Lepton. Died of Typhus. 30th June 1841. Christopher Alderson, Rector.

In the General Registry Office there is an entry under Deaths saying: Alston - Anne Charlotte - Huddesfield - Vol XII- page 276 June quarter 1841 Fiche 325 - Yorkshire.

Susan Perrett on a visit to the UK in 2001 went to Kirkheaton and to the church there, where the minister, allowed her to look through his register books, they were unable to find a mention of Anne. However there was a tablet on the left side wall by the Altar which had the coat of arms for Alston and Oxenden and on which was written: To the memory of Anne Charlotte/ the beloved wife of the Rev. George Alston MA./ curate of this parish/ and daughter of the late sir Henry Oxenden, Bart./ of Broome Park in the county of Kent. who died June 28th 1841 aged 35 years. This tablet was erected by her affectionate husband.

bullet  Research Notes:

Any enquiry on the ancestors of Anne Charlotte Oxenden should be referred to Susan Perrett who has researched the Royal descent below, at:
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Royal descent of Ann Charlotte Oxenden, daughter of Sir Henry Oxenden, 7th Baronet of Dene co. Kent and wife of the Rev. George Alston of Studland co. Dorset, &c.

1. EDWARD 111. styled the same as Henry 111 until 13th year of his reign when he assumed the following style "Dei Gratia" Rex Angliae et Franciae et Dominus Hiberniae born at Windsor November 13 1312, proclaimed King January 25 1327 and crowned February 1 1328; married January 24 1329 Philippa daughter of William Count of Holland and Hainault (who died August 15 1369 and was buried in Westminster Abbey). King Edward 111, died at Stene (now Richmond) in Surrey June 1377 and was buried in Westminster Abbey. His sixth son

2. PRINCE THOMAS (of Woodstock) Duke of Gloucester K.G. born at Woodstock January 7 1355; Constable of England; was murdered at Calais September 1397. Married Eleanor daughter and coheir of Humphrey de Bohun Earl of Northampton, Hereford and Essex who survived him, became a nun and died October 3 1399. His eldest daughter and eventual sole heiress.

3. PRINCESS ANNE PLANTAGENET was married first to Thomas Earl of Stafford by whom she had no issue: secondly to Edmond fifth Earl of Stafford K.G. (who was slain at Shrewsbury July 22 1403) by whom she was mother of Humphrey Duke of Buckingham K.G. (slain at Northampton July 10 1460) whose grandson Henry second Duke of Buckingham K.G. and Lord High Constable born 1456 was beheaded at Salisbury November 2 1482; thirdly William Bourchier created Earl of Ewe in Normandy by Henry V and Constable of the Tower of London. Their third son

4. Sir WILLIAM BOURCHIER having married Thomasine daughter and heiress of Richard Hankford Esq. by Elizabeth his wife sister and heiress of Fulke FitzWarine seventh and last Baron FitzWarine of that family who died September in 1429, was summoned to Parliament jure uxoris as Baron FitzWarine from January 2 1449 to September 7 1469. Baron FitzWarine died about the year 1470 and was succeeded by his son

5. Sir FULKE BOURCHIER Knt. second Baron FitzWarine who was summoned to Parliament on August 19th 1472. He married Elizabeth sister and heiress of John Lord Dynham. He died in 1479 and was succeeded by his son

6. JOHN BOUCHIER third Baron FitzWarine who in 6 Hen, V11 being of full age had livery of his lands and was summoned to Parliament from August 12 1492 to June 8 1536. He inherited large estates from his mother the heiress of Lord Dynham. He signed the celebrated letter to Pope Clement V11 in 22 Hen. V111. wherein the subscribing lords apprised his Holiness of the frail tenure of his supremecy should he refuse the pontifical assent to the divorce of the King from Queen Catherine of Aragon. Lord FitzWarine was subsequently advanced by letters patent dated July 9 1536 to the Earldom of Bath. He married Cecily daughter of Giles Lord D'Aubeney and sister and heiress of Henry D'Aubeney Earl of Bridgewater. He died April 30 1539 leaving amongst other directions in his will "that an honest secular priest should sing mass for the health of his soul for the space of twenty years after his decease". His eldest daughter

7. ELIZABETH BOUCHIER became the wife of Edward Chichester of Raleigh co. Devon temp. Hen V111., a descendant of Sir John de Cirencester who in 1433 was returned amongst the principal gentry in Devon by the King's Commissioners and his wife Thomasine daughter and heir of Sir William Raleigh Kt. of Raleigh, who brought the estate of Raleigh into the Chichester family. The eldest son and successor

8. Sir JOHN CHICHESTER Kt of Raleigh co. Devon M.P. for the County of Devon in 1553 and 1562 and High Sheriff of the County in 1552 and 1578; married Gertrude daughter of Sir William Courtenay Kt of Powderham Castle ancestor of present Earl of Devon and chief of the powerful family of Courtneys,who found their historian in Gibbon. Sir John had a family of five sons and eight daughters of which latter

9. ELIZABETH CHICHESTER became the wife of Hugh Fortescue of Filleigh and Wear Gifford, a descendant of Sir John Fortescue Kt. Lord Chief Justice of England in 1442 and author of the celebrated work "De Laudibus Legum Angliae" and ancester of the present noble house of Fortescue whose history has been complied by a distiguished scion Lord Clermont. Their son

10. JOHN FORTESCUE of Filleigh and Wear Gifford married Mary daughter of Humphrey Speccot of Thornborough co. Devon (Sheriff of that County 1587) and dying in 1605 was succeeded by his son and heir

11. HUGH FORTESCUE of Filleigh and Wear Gifford, who married Mary daughter of Robert Rolle of Heanton and died in 1661. His daughter

12. ELIZABETH FORTESCUE baptised September 8 1616 at Petrockstowe was married August 16 1637 at Wear Gifford to Sir George Chudleigh, second Bart. of Ashton second but eldest surviving son and heir to Sir George Chudleigh first Bart. of Ashton. Sir George (2) was born 1612 being aged 8 in 1620 and succeeded to the baronetcy about 1657. He took up arms with his father for the King and the family is said in Prince's "Worthies of Devon" to have paid dear for its loyalty. Sir Geroge died 1691 and was succeeded by his son

13. Sir GEORGE CHUDLEIGH 3 Bart. who married Mary daughter of Richard Lee of Winslade in Devonshire who died in 1710. Sir George died in 1719. He was the 2nd but eldest surviving son. Matriculated at Oxford 1653-4, admitted to the Inner Temple 1656. Succeeded to the baronetcy 1691 and died in 1718. Will dated 13 August 1715 proved 9 February 1718-19. Lady Chudleigh published several poems and a volume of essays. One of their granddaughters sister of the 5th Bart was Elizabeth Chudleigh who was married first to the Earl of Bristol and secondly to Evelyn Duke of Kingston. She was the well known Duchess of Kingston found guilty by the House of Lords of bigamy. Sir George's heir and successor

14. Sir GEORGE CHUDLEIGH married Frances daughter and coheir of Sir William Davie Bart. of Creedy in the county of Devon by his second wife Abigail daughter of John Pollexfen and had three daughters, his coheirs. Sir George died 10 October 1738. His widow died about 1748. One of his daughters

15. MARGARET CHUDLEIGH became the wife of Sir Henry Oxenden 6th Bart. of Dene co. Kent, who died 15 June 1803 and was succeeded by his only son

16. Sir HENRY OXENDEN 7th Bart. born 14 May 1756 married 20 June 1793 Mary daughter of Colonel Graham of St. Laurence Kent. He died 22 September 1838. Among other issue he had a daughter

17. ANNE CHARLOTTE OXENDEN who was married October 3 1828 at Limpsfield in Surrey to Rev. George Alston of Hadleigh. She was his first wife and died at Kirkheaton co. York June 27th 1841 having had issue

References:- 1-3 Burke's Peerage, &c., "The Royal Lineage". 3-7 Burke's Extinct Peerage, Bouchier, Barons Bouchier, Earls of Essex &c. 7-9 Burke's Peerage Chichester Baronets 9-11 Burke's Peerage Fortescue Earls Fortescue 11-14 The Complete Baronetage by G.E.C. Vol.1. "Chudleigh" 14-17 Burke's Peerage "Oxenden Baronets".


bullet  Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Ever Green Cottage Lepton Kirk Heaton Yorkshire. Ann is recorded as aged 35 not born in Yorkshire

2. Death Certificate, 28 Jun 1841, Lepton York. Copy on file


Anne married Rev George Downing ALSTON [68] [MRIN: 59], son of George ALSTON [61] and Mary CREEK [62], on 3 Oct 1828 in Limpsfield SRY. (Rev George Downing ALSTON [68] was born on 15 Nov 1799 in Nayland SFK, christened on 24 Jun 1802 in Nayland SFK, died on 18 Jan 1880 in Clifton, GLS and was buried on 23 Jan 1880 in Studland Graveyard, DOR.). The cause of his death was bronchitis.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

On the 3d instant was married at Limpsfield in Surrey, by the Rev Robert Mayne, George Alston, Esq. Jnr. of Hadleigh, in this county, to Anne Charlotte, third daughter of Sir Henry Oxenden, of Broome Park, in the county of Kent, Bart.
The Ipswich Journal 11 Oct 1828 issue 4725.

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