The second William de Arden, by Hawise his wife, in the chapel of Henwood vis, had a son, William de Arden, who by Johanna, his wife, had a son William ARDEN, "senior of Rodbourne," and two daughters, Alice the wife of Roger de Lullaford, and Johanna, the wife William Catesby, Visit Harl 1167.
WILLIAM DE ARDEN, "senior," by his first wife ELIZABETH, was father of William de Arden, "junior," who by his wife Agnes had a son Sir Thomas Arden of Rodbourne, who married Eustachia ___, and had two sons, Sir Robert Arden of Drayton, and Sir THOMAS Arden of Hanwell. Visit Harl 1167. It will be observed in this descent that there are five generations of the name of William between Sir Henry de Arden (whose wife was Oliva) and Sir Thomas De Arden of Hanwell, whereas DUGDALE only gives one William de Arden as coming between those two knights; but it is evident that he has dropped several generations as he does not show one during the long reign of Henry III (56 years) and he places one Arden in 10 John, and his grandson in 23 Ed. III, a difference of 141 years. But it is curious to find that both Dugdale and Drummond give the five Ardens of the name of William precisely in the order of descent as shown in the Visitation, already quoted, although out of due place; but they stop short with William Arden, junior, and they carry on the descents through Thomas de Arden, whom they call a son of the first William de Arden, thus confounding him with the son of the fifth William de Arden, and to whom we now return viz.
Sir Thomas de Arden of Rodbourne, who by his wife Eustachia, had two sons Thomas of Hanwell, of whom presently, and Sir Robert, the eldest of Drayton, who is called by Dugdale in his Warwickshire, page 677, Sir Robert de Arden, Knight, Governor of Banbury Castle, 15 E. II and died 5 E. III. Banks, however, alluding to the omissions in Dugdale's Baronage states that this Robert de Arden was summoned as a Baron to Parliament in 1 Ed. III, as Lord Arden. In the Visitation of 1619- Harl 1167 f. 51 and Harl 1563 f. 51, he is called Sir ROBERT de Arden of Drayton, Knight, who by his wife Nicola, daughter and heir of Bardolf, had, with a Nicola, a daughter Nicola, married to Richard, son of Sir Ralph Basset, Kt., a son, Sir Giles de Arden, Knight, whose wife Margaret, daughter of Sir John Molineux, Knight, and their son, GlLES de Arden (obt vit pat) by his wife Johanna, daughter of Sir John Trillow, Knight, two daughters his co heirs of whom the second married Sir Richard Archer, Knight, and the Margaret, married Ludovick Grevill, and their son William Grevill, is the ancestor of the family of that name who became Lords Brooke, and Earls of Warwick, and who quartered the arms of in consequence of their descent from Sir Robert, or Lord Arden, as will be seen hereafter. Sir Richard and his wife Johanna Arden had a daughter Johanna, who married Sir John Dinham, Knight.
"The Inquisition taken at Oxford after the death of Giles Arden, Knight, 5 Ric II, declares that Margaret and Johanna, daughters of Giles Arden, son of the said Sir Giles Arden, Knight, are heirs of the said Sir Giles Knight, Visit Harl 1167, Sir JOHN Dinham's daughter Joan (by his wife Joan Archer) married eighth Lord Zouche of HARRINGWORTH, whose male ended in Edward, twelfth lord ,of whose two daughters co heirs Elizabeth Zouche married Sir William Tate, from them is descended the present Baroness Zouche, whilst the other co heir, Mary Zouche, married Sir Thomas Leighton, and their daughter Elizabeth was the wife of Sherrington Talbot, of Laycock, whose descendant in the fifth generation, Martha Talbot married the Rev William Davenport and their daughter Mary became the first wife of John Shakespear, son of Alderman John Shakespear, of Shadwell." 
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