Fenwick Name Study

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The pedigrees of the Fenwick family are known to not be reconcilable. Along with the charts below, take a look at the charts of the allied families at Space: Fenwick allied families.

Fenwick of Northumberland, (MS, Queen's College Oxford)

Fenwick of Stanton, (Vis. of York, 1563/4)

Fenwick of Stanton, (Vis. of Northumb., 1615)

Fenwick of Fewnick, (Vis. of North, 1575)

Fenwick of Butterlawe

Fenwick of Wallington, (Vis. of Northumb., 1666)

Fenwick of East Haddon & of Brinkburne, (Vis. of Northumb., 1666)

Fenwick and Scurfield of Eachwick

Fenwick of Little Harle

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Hi Joe. I've just found this page. I'm a direct descendant of Edward Fenwick of Stanton Hall (1606-89), though the name itself disappeared from my tree nearly 200 years ago. All I can say is that it's something of a nightmare trying to research the Fenwicks!

They had lots of children, many of whom lived to a ripe old age, and there were several branches of the family in Northumberland. The principal children are well documented, the later offspring less well so. You may find this link interesting – it sheds some light, but is hard to follow.

Parentage of Major John Fenwick, Founder of Salem, New Jersey https://www.jstor.org/stable/20086568

Good luck with your research.

Best wishes

Richard Reed

posted by Richard Reed
The introduction says: "The pedigrees of the Fenwick family are known to not be reconcilable."

Can you say specifically where the problems are?

posted by Joe Cochoit