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Thomas RHODES[1]

Male 1686 - 1735  (48 years)


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  • Name Thomas RHODES 
    Born 4 Nov 1686  Lincolnshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Apr 1735  Hull, YORKSHIRE, , ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 14 Apr 1735  Goxhill Parish,North Lincolnshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5571  richard_of_yorkshire
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2004 

    Father John (RHODES) Roids,   b. Est 1665, Yorkshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 Nov 1685  Cowick Snaith,Yorkshire,England parish rec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Leedam,   b. Est 1690, Lincolnshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1728, Goxhill Parish,North Lincolnshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1710  Cowick,Yorkshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John RHODES,   b. 28 Aug 1711, Goxhill Parish,North Lincolnshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Catherine RHODES,   b. 12 Sep 1714, Goxhill Parish,North Lincolnshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 2 Jun 1720, Goxhill Parish,North Lincolnshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 5 years)
     3. Peter RHODES,   b. 1718, Goxhill Parish,North Lincolnshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary RHODES,   b. 1718, Goxhill Parish,North Lincolnshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 5 Feb 1720, Goxhill Parish,North Lincolnshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     5. Mary RHODES,   b. 1720, Goxhill Parish,North Lincolnshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 27 Jun 1729, Goxhill Parish,North Lincolnshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 9 years)
     6. Thomas RHODES,   b. 1724, Goxhill Parish,North Lincolnshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Francis RHODES,   b. 8 Dec 1724
     8. Elizabeth RHODES,   b. 1726, Goxhill Parish,North Lincolnshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F5389  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susanna Smith,   c. 17 Jul 1703, Goxhill,Lancaster,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 13 Nov 1730 
    Children 
    +1. JOSEPH RHODES,   b. 1732, Goxhill Parish,North Lincolnshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, Hull, YORKSHIRE, , ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Catheerine RHODES,   b. 1734, North Lincolnshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F878  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • the decendants for several generations come from a 7 page pamphlet by B.Rhodes, dated 1903,
      i understand there are several of these the one i used was e mailed to me from a L>D>S> member known only as Valerie, the copy is owned by Stephen Rhodes aged 91 (jan 2003), the 2nd grandson of the author

      i am posting all of this family since there are so many rhodes of the period and some of thses decendence immigrated to america,canada,Australia, and Africa

      the History of Nottingham notes that de rhodes sold the ancient abey close by "thornton"to
      the cliftons in the reign of Henry the third.

      our thomas was farming on this property in the early 1700's

      following historical record of the ancient family of rhodes will mend to our family as we persue the next couple of genrations of Thomas .Rhodes

      The Family of Rhodes
      By Nelson Osgood Rhodes
      1919
      Froissart is the authority for the statement that "the de Rhodes,hereditary Knights of Flanders, came over to England with the Earl ofFlanders and Tofti, Harold's brother, to assist William the Conqueror."(Volume I, page 121)

      Origin of the English House

      The Domesday book records the fact that two warriors accompanying William the Conqueror, Willemus and Hugh by name, were granted, doubtless as a reward for their services, the Moiety of Rodes." This estate was foundwhere the little village of Rode is now situated, in the County of Chester, near the present silk-producing center of Macclesfield, about 40miles southeast from Liverpool.
      Willemus had a son, Michael, who was known as Michael de Rodes, and his descendants may be traced through the Domesday book, tax rolls, civil and court records, to the present time, carrying that name in some form ofthe many common spellings in history.


      Development of the English House

      Froissart, volume 10, page 354: "The counts de 'Armagnach and Rhodescame from Normandy with Henry II and Margaret, his mother."
      From Burke's "Commoners of Great Britain" we learn that the family of Rhodes or Rhoades is of great antiquity, having flourished for severalcenturies in the Counties of Nottingham, Lincoln, York and Derby.
      "The first settler on record in England, of this family, was GERARD deRodes, a feudal baron, the capital seat of whose barony was Horn Castlein Lincolnshire. Camden says Horn Castle was a soke or seignory of thirteen lordships and Gerard De Rodes was consequently one of thegreater barons; his absence as ambassador will account for his name not occurring on the Roll of Magna Charta, he 'having been sent by King John,29th March, in the 9th year of his reign, ambassador to foreign parts'."
      "It is not known when the Baronetcy became extinct, but the lands of Horn Castle were lost in the reign of Richard II." (See Camden's Britanea,Lincolnshire, page 418.)
      Baron Gerard de Rodes received from Richard I the lordships of Langar andBarneston, in Nottinghamshire. They were confirmed in him by King John.
      Thornton, writing in 1677, says these lordships were united before Normantimes, having been first granted to William Peverill, "Peverill of thePeaks." They were previously, at some time, owned by Earl Howe.
      Baron Gerard also owned the estates of "Clifton and Wilford," ofNottinghamshire, previously owned by William Peverill. They came to himduring the reign of King John. They passed to Ralph de Rodes, his son, "avery great man," who owned them during the 6th Henry III.
      Clifton and Wilford passed to Gerard, Lord of Melles, at the end ofHenry's reign or at the beginning Edward I's, and he granted them to Sir Gervase de Clifton, Steward to Sir Ralph de Rodes.
      The estate of Barton, owned by Baron Gerard, followed that of Clifton andWilford.
      Ann Clifton, directly descended from Sir Gervase, married Sir Francis,directly descended from Baron Gerard, he being the second Baronet of Barlsborough.
      Of the thirteen lordships composing the soke of Horn Castle, of the family of de Rodes, most of those seem to have been divided or disposed of in Nottinghamshire, and others in Yorkshire and Derby retained, and tothese the principal branches of the family removed.
      This seat of the family in Derbyshire was founded by William Rodes, who married Emme, daughter and heiress of John Cachehors or Cachehaus, ofStavely, Woodthorpe.
      The Derbyshire Charter, compiled by Isaac H. Jeanes, quotes:
      "No. 902, Sale for 417.10.0 by Henry Gray, Knight, Lord of Codnor andDame Margaret, his wife, for William Roodes (or Rodes) of Nottinghamshire, of all trees, wood, etc., lying between Botery(Butterly) Park and Codnor Park to Michaelmas, 1478. Dated April 14,Edward VI (1421) (Vol. IV, 22)."
      Also: "904. Power of Attorney from Robert Remstone, Esq., to Wm.Chadwyk and William Roodes to receive lands in Codnor, dated August 27,14 Edward IV (1447) (Wall IV, 21)."
      This seems to have remained the seat of the family until Barlborough Hallwas built by Judge Francis Rodes, whose son, Sir John, Knight, sold Stavely Woodthorpe and made Barborough the permanent residence.
      The periods of residence on the Rhodes estates above follows: HornCastle, Clinton Wilford and Barton Notts, from about 1154 to 1470;Staveley Woodthorpe, Derbyshire, about 1470 to 1600; Barlborough,Derbyshire, about 1600 to the present time.

      HISTORY SEEMS TO SUPPORT THE CONCLUSION THAT:

      o Willemus and Hugh came to England during the Norman Conquest.
      o Willemus remained and through his son, Michael de Rode, establishedthe "Moiety of Rode," their line continuing to the present time.
      o Hugh returned to France and established the family of the Counts deRodez.
      o The French family sent its descendant, Baron Gerard de Rodes, backto England and through him an English branch was established whichcontinues to the present date.
      o Representatives of all these branches have immigrated to America andall families carrying the name of Rhodes in this country, whatever theform of its spelling, owe their origin to and can probably claim thefather of Willemus and Hugh as their common ancestor.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S800] World Family Tree Vol. 9, Tree # 2960.