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William Ironmonger (abt. 1629 - aft. 1695)

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William Ironmonger aka Iremonger
Born about in Berkshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married about in Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Gloucester County, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Feb 2011
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Categories: Gloucester County, Virginia Colony | Magna Carta | Gateway Ancestors | Malet-18 Descendants | Quincy-226 Descendants | De Vere-309 Descendants | US Southern Colonist.

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William Iremonger was the second son of Samuel Iremonger, Gent., of Donnington (in Shaw), Berkshire, and his wife Bridget Cordray, who "married by license dated 23 July 1628."[1][2]

William "immigrated to Lancaster County, Virginia before 1651. He married Elizabeth ______ .[3] They removed to Gloucester County, Virginia before 1666."[4]

Elizabeth was living in 1670. William left a will dated 30 August 1695.[4]


Father: Samuel Iremonger (or Ironmonger), born about 1607, was the son of Samuel Iremonger of Donnington (in Shaw), Berkshire, and his wife Anne, daughter of Thomas Lawson, Merchant Taylor of London.[1]
Mother: Bridget Cordray, baptized 1602, was the daughter of William Cordray and his wife Bridget, daughter of Edward Goddard by Mary, daughter of John Kingsmill, Knt.[5]
Wife: Elizabeth[4] Jones[3]

Lancaster to Gloucester, Virginia

The Mrs. Anne Bernard named in the following grant was probably this William's aunt, and the headrights listing of Wm. Ironmonger, Fra. Ironmonger, and Eliza Ironmonger are probably himself, his wife Elizabeth Jones, and his brother Francis Iremonger.[12]
"On July 2, 1652, Mrs. Anne Bernard obtained a grant of 1,000 acres in Gloucester, at the head of Jone's creek. The headrights were: 'Mr. Richard Barnett [Bernard], Mrs. Anna Barnett, Ellinor Corderoy, Eliza Barnett, Corderoy Barnett, Richard Barnett, Wm. Corderoy, Edw'd Corderoy, Wm. Ironmonger, Fra. Ironmonger, Eliza Ironmonger,'[13] and nine others."[14]
Another source lists all 20 (twice) and gives details of the patents: "On 3 April 1651 in Northumberland County, Virginia, Patent Book 3:306 Mrs. Anna Bernard received 1000 a on the South side Potomeck River. {Beginning on the south side of a marsh & small creek upon the Ewd side of the Upper Matchotiq River adj land called Thomas Peakes land.} Trp. 20 persons: Mr. Richard Bernard, Mrs. Anna Bernard, Mrs. Elinor Corderoy, Eliza Barnett, Cordery Barnett, Richard Barnett, Wm. Cordery, Edward Cordery, Wm. Ironmonger, Fra. Ironmonger, Eliza Ironmonger, Eliza Percy/Perry, Isabel/Eliza Ashton, John Smith, Thomas Sheld, Joseph Bacon, Ann Whitlock, John Fuller, Leonard Lett, Henry Fabitt. On 2 July 1652 in Gloucester County, Virginia, Patent Book 3:204; Mrs. Anna Barnett, 700 acres, part thereof upon the head of Jones his creek, ely upon Rappahannock horse path, sly upon land of Col. Richard Lee & Hugh Doudinge, & wly upon said creek and opposite land of Samuel Sollace; the other 300 acres abutting NW upon the land of Capt. Lee, decd, & sw upon Mr. William Prior, decd. Trs. 20 persons: Mr. Richard Barnett, Mrs. Anna Barnett, Ellinor Corderoy, Eliza Barnett, Cordery Barnett, Richard Barnett, Wm. Corderoy, Edward Cordray, Wm. Ironmonger, Fra. Ironmonger, Eliza Ironmonger, Eliza Percy/Perry, Isabell Ashton, John Smith, Thomas Feild, Joseph Bacon, Ann Whitelock, John Fuller, Leo. Lett, Henry Fablett."[15]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Magna Carta Ancestry (#Richardson, IREMONGER #15)
  2. citation needed for source of birth date given in datafield "April 23, 1629" (9 months after date of 23 July 1628 license? assumes a lot)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Virginia Gleanings in England (Continued)," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography," Vol. 11, No. 1 (Jul., 1903), pp. 68-79 (Published by: Virginia Historical Society, Stable URL:, see p 76:

    "There is in Lancaster county a deed, dated January 1, 1665, from William Ironmonger, of Gloucester county, conveying the plantation in Lancaster, where the said Ironmonger lately lived."

    "Elizabeth, his wife, relinquishes dower and appoints her brother, Mr. Robert Jones, her attorney for the purpose."

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Magna Carta Ancestry (#Richardson IREMONGER #15i)
  5. Magna Carta Ancestry (#Richardson, IREMONGER #14 & #15)
  6. not reviewed - Richardson did not include any children of William & Elizabeth in Magna Carta Ancestry (which documents to Gateway Ancestors, not beyond). Assessment of encountered information provided in footnotes.
  7. as of September 13, 2015, profile for a daughter Margaret attached - no info/no verifiable sources (only source a subscription-only Ancestry link)
  8. as of September 13, 2015, profile for a daughter Frances attached - b/d in Gloucester, Virginia about 1649/1695; m 1674 Mordecai Mordecai Cooke II "in Of Mordecai's Mt, Gloucester, VA" & had children; sources listed, but none I could access
  9. as of September 13, 2015, profile for a daughter Ann attached - b 1658 in "Culpepper"/no verifiable sources (only source a subscription-only Ancestry link)
  10. as of September 13, 2015, profile for a son Francis attached - b/d in Gloucester (1658/1695)/no verifiable sources (subscription-only Ancestry link & refs to .ftw file)
  11. stated as daughter of William died 1695 in attached document (#image)
  12. need to find the source that said Bridget's children immigrated to Virginia with their Aunt Anne - hmm. Looking for that ref (I've seen it!), I found this one that says William Francis, and Elizabeth were children of Samuel Ironmonger (b 1607) and "nephew and nieces" of Thomas Ironmonger who came to Virginia before 1624 & lived at Jordan's Journey, Charles City county: "Ironmonger Family," Mrs. J. Wesley Ironmonger, The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Jan., 1940), pp. 138-146 (Published by: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture; DOI: 10.2307/1920672; Stable URL:
  13. Mr. Richard Barnett is probably her husband, Richard Bernard
  14. "Virginia Gleanings in England (Continued)," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Jul., 1903), pp. 68-79 (Published by: Virginia Historical Society) Stable URL:, see page 75 (accessed September 13, 2015).
  15. from Bernard Family Line
  • Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), volume 2, page 460, IREMONGER; volume 1, page 187, BERNARD #14iia.
  • "Genealogies of Virginia Families," William and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. I. Adams-Clopton. (attached image)
    • note: "Some of the royal lines in the attached image are incorrect, as shown in footnote 68 of the Paul Reed paper referenced below. However, there are two separate correct lines, one in the text of that paper, the other sketched in footnote 68." (note by James McDonald; image upload by Doug Lockwood)
  • Paul C. Reed, The Royal Descent of the Bernard, Corderoy, and Ironmonger Families of Virginia through the Seymour Family, The American Genealogist, July and Oct., 1998
  • The American Genealogist, Vol. 73 (1998), 181-193, 294-311. p 299, snippit view, shows wife as Elizabeth Jones.


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Wililam Ironmonger, Gateway Ancestor, was badged by the Magna Carta project in 2015. William is a descendant of Magna Carta Surety Barons William Malet, Robert de Vere, and Saher de Quincy.
~ Noland-165 22:08, 1 January 2018 (EST)

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Genealogies of Virginia Families from the William and Mary College Quarterly. Vol. I. Adams-Clopton
Genealogies of Virginia Families from the William and Mary College Quarterly. Vol. I. Adams-Clopton


On 14 Feb 2018 at 21:55 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:

Source: Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, in 5 vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013), Vol. III. page 402.

Thank you!

On 31 Dec 2017 at 05:00 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

the FindAGrave memorial says he's buried in Ware Episcopal Church cemetery, but he's not listed by the church - see

(FindAGrave also shows his wife and daughter buried there while the church does not.)

On 31 Dec 2017 at 03:14 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Find A Grave: Memorial #130618798 (making it clickable)

On 31 Dec 2017 at 03:01 GMT Patricia (Long) Kent wrote:

Findagrave # 130618798

On 8 Dec 2017 at 15:35 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Verified trail to Malet-18, de_Vere-309 & Quincy-226 (following "Magna Carta badged" profiles to those surety barons). ~ Liz, Magna Carta project member

On 23 Jun 2017 at 17:36 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! I added myself back as a manager. I forgot that I needed to be one for him since I listed him as a Magna Carta Project "example" (see the Examples Gallery). I had removed myself from his profile because I try to keep my watchlist to just lineal ancestors, and William is only a very distant cousin (10th cousin, 9 times removed).

Cheers, Liz

On 25 Mar 2016 at 19:25 GMT Debra (Downs) Allison wrote:

See, for a full discussion of the older generations of this, articles in The American Genealogist,

July and October 1998.

Briefly, William Ironmonger and his brother Francis and sister Elizabeth came to America with Anna (Corderoy), Corderoy (a first name), Elizabeth, and Richard Bernard,and Elinor, William and Edward Corderoy. The Ironmongers and most of the others are all descendents of Charlemagne, Alfred the Great, King Henry I of England, and the Magna Charta baron Saier de Quincy.

On 19 Sep 2015 at 20:10 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

review of Magna Carta trail to Malet-18, Quincy-226, and de_Vere-309 completed.

On 10 Sep 2015 at 01:12 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! This Gateway Ancestor was listed at Magna Carta base camp as having his trail to Malet-18 ready for review & I've volunteered to review it.

Cheers, Liz

On 22 Aug 2014 at 23:37 GMT David Lewis Jr. wrote:

Iremonger-26 and Ironmonger-2 appear to represent the same person because: same person

William is 19 degrees from SJ Baty, 19 degrees from Orville Redenbacher and 16 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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