Maud, not mentioned in Roger's will, and was likely born after the date of the will.
Grace was residuary legatee and executor of Roger's will.
Incorrect Father References
Flower's Visitation names Grace's father as Richard Towneley. Other sources, referenced herein, name him as John Towneley, Esq.
Incorrect Children References
There may well have been additional children born to Grace and Roger. The memorial window in the church of Whalley, Lancashire, shows Roger and his wife with seven kneeling sons and seven kneeling daughters. This implies that fourteen children survived Roger.
Douglas Richardson mentions two sons and five daughters. Only five daughters were named in Roger Nowell's will, but other sources, referenced herein, name others.
Flower's Visitation lists two sons, one being Robert, who is not named in other sources, and five daughters, two of whom are named Grace and Elizabeth.
A further child Ralph is mentioned in Foster's Lancashire pedigree of Nowell of Read, but listed and numbered with daughters and given the surname Rusheton, not Nowell. This is clearly a mistake, and Whitaker's History of Whalley shows Ralph Rushton as husband of Roger Nowell's daughter Anne.
Confusion with a different Grace Towneley
A previous version of this profile confused Grace with Grace Towneley, daughter of Sir John Towneley, who first married Robert Hesketh, who died before 1543 within a few months of the marriage; and secondly, about 1543, married Lawrence Habergham. Dugdale's Visitation of Lancashire shows this Grace as daughter of Sir John Towneley and Anne Catterall, a great-niece of the Grace who married Roger Nowell.
↑ 1.01.11.21.3 Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham, 2nd edition (Salt Lake City: the author, 2011), volume IV, p. 331 WHITAKER 11
↑Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Woolton, John (c. 1537–1594), 2004, revised online 2008, available online via some libraries, accessed 20 April 2019
↑ Thomas Dunham Whitaker. An History of the Original Parish of Whalley and Honor of Clitheroe, 4th ed, vol.2, pub. George Routledge and Sons 1876, main Nowell pedigree between pages 40 and 41
↑ 'Townships: Habergham Eaves', in A History of the County of Lancaster (Victoria County History), Volume 6, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1911), pp. 454-468, footnote 20, citing an ecclesiastical court case of 1562, British History Online, accessed 20 April 2019
Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. Salt Lake City: the author, 2011. See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.
Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013: volume V, pp.178-9 and 358. See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.
William Flower. The Visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster, made in the Year 1567, Chetham Society 1870
I have substantially revised this profile, removing confusion with a different, and later, Grace Towneley (see research notes), listing the known children, written a research note on her father and her children, and added sources
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