The Pedigree of John Jermy of Bayfield in Norfolk


This roller pedigree is one of only two still known to be in existence that originated from the old Jermy family of Norfolk. Most of the other family documents were lost or destroyed after the death of William Jermy in 1752.

A note on the back of the vellum states that it is an Old Pedigree Visitation by John Jermy. It may have been made around 1700 by John Jermy of Bayfield, the father of William, and it traces the Jermy family from Sir William Jermy, knight, who was alive in 1221. His son Sir John Jermy, knight, supposedly married Margery, the second daughter of Roger Bigod, the Earl Marshall of England. It is likely that the first few generations are wishful thinking however, since there is little evidence that the named daughters of Roger Bigod and John Balliol actually existed.

The roller pedigree was in the possession of Isaac Preston-Jermy of Stanfield Hall when he was murdered in 1848. It passed to his grand daughter's husband, Major Reginald Preston Jermy Gwyn, and then to his son Brigadier Philip E C Jermy Gwyn. Brigadier Gwyn donated the document to Stewart Valdar in 1958, who more recently gave it to myself. The document has since been donated to the Norfolk Record Office.

Comments on the pedigree made by John Goodall of the British Museum, are that it is an amateur effort, artistically and genealogically, the latter since the earlier arms are supplied and the gaps appear later (instead of the reverse). Early 18th century, although the style and development are reminiscent of the 17th century and early pedigrees. The later sections are more worn (by reference?) than the earlier.

The document most certainly is not the product of a professional pedigree artist, but the work of the amateur John Jermy. It would appear that most of the paints used have reacted with the vellum, changing colour and leaving a number of stains on some of the coats of arms. The arms themselves, where present, are very poorly drawn and coloured.


It is interesting that although the title states that it is The Pedigree of John Jermy of Bayfield in Norfolk, the pedigree covers all the main branches of the family, ending with John Jermy, the son of William Jermy and Ann Boys of Stutton; and John Jermy, the son of John Jermy and Jane Chare of Bayfield.

At the bottom of the vellum the combined coat of arms of Edward Isaac of Well Court, Kent, and those of Francis Jermy of Heynsford, Norfolk are followed by the combined coat of arms of John Jermy of Stutton. The final coat of arms, helm, crest and motto are for John Jermy of Bayfield.

 

Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk and Earl Marshall of England. Had issue two daughters.
Arms: Per pale Or and vert, a lion rampant gules.

Sir William Jermy, knight. Had issue.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.


Thomas of Brotherton, second son to King Edward I, was by his brother King Edward II created Earl of Norfolk & Earl Marshall of England in right of his wife.
Arms: Gules, three lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued azure, with a label argent of three points for a difference.

married:

Eldest daughter of Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk and Earl Marshall of England.
Arms: Per pale Or and vert, a lion rampant gules.


Margerie, second daughter and one of heirs of Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk and Earl Marshall of England.
Arms: Per pale Or and vert, a lion rampant gules.

married:

Sir John Jermy, knight, son of Sir William and had issue.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.


Thomas of Brotherton, brother of King Edward II, County of Norfolk and Earl Marshall of England. In 19th year of Edward II, did convey to his brother in law Sir John Jermy, knight, two parts of the Manor of Metfield in Suffolk and the third part to his wife, for assignement of her dower as it appeareth by a deed in the possession of Francis Jermy of Brightwell, Esquire.

 

Sir John Jermy, knight. Married had issue.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Anne the daughter of Henry Langford of Devon, Esquire.

 

Sir William Jermy, knight. Lived Ano 5 Ed 3 (1331). Married had issue.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Ellin, daughter of John Balliol, King of Scotland. Ano 1303.
Arms: Gules, an orle, Or.

 

Sir John Jermy, knight. Lived Ano 13 Ed 3 (1339). Married had issue.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Jane, daughter of Sir Roger Hales, knight.
Arms:

 

Sir Thomas Jermy, knight. Lived Ano 33 Ed 3 (1359). Married had issue.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Isabell, daughter of Sir John St Albian, knight of Cornwall.
Arms:

 

Sir William Jermy, knight. Lived Ano 9 Richard 2 (1386). Married had issue.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Elizabeth, daughter of John Hunhall (Hemenhale) Esquire.
Arms: Argent, a chevron between two fesses sable.

 

Sir John Jermy of Metfield Suffolk, knight. Lived Ano 10 H 2 (1422). Married had issue.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Margerie, daughter and heir of Arnold de Mounteney, who lineally descended from John de Mounteney, Baron in the time of the Conquerer.
Arms: Azure, a band Or with six martlets, argent.

 

Sir John Jermy, knight. Lived Ano 6 Ed 4 (1466). Married had issue.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Elizabeth, daughter of William Wroth Esquire of Enfield.
Arms: Argent, on a band sable three lions.

 

Sir John Jermy, knight. Lived Ano 22 Ed 4 (1482). Married had issue.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Isabelle, daughter of John Hopton, Esquire.
Arms: Argent, two bars sable, each charged with three mullets of five points Or.


Thomas Jermy, second son of Sir John. Married had issue.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules, with a crescent gules for a difference.

married:

Ann, daughter and one of the heirs of William Yelverton.
Arms: Argent, three lions rampant, gules; a chief of the second.

 

Edmund Jermy, Esquire. Died Ano 21 Hen VII (1506). Married had issue.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Ann, daughter of William Booth, Esquire.
Arms:


John Jermy. Married had issue.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules, with a crescent gules for a difference.

married:

Jane, daughter of Henry Russell, Esquire.
Arms:


Robert Jermy of Norwich. Married had issue.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Elizabeth, daughter of John Browne, Esquire. Alderman of Norwich.
Arms: Argent, a bend voided sable between two pellets.

 

Sir John Jermy of Brightwell in Suffolk. Knight of the Bath. Married had issue.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Margaret, daughter and one of the heirs of Sir Thomas Tay, knight.
Arms: Argent a fess, in chief three martlets, in base a chevron azure.


William Jermy.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Daughter of Randalls.
Arms:


Robert Jermy of Antingham, Esquire. Married had issue.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Ann, daughter of Richard Calthorpe, Esquire.
Arms: Checky Or and az a fesse ermine.

 

Francis Jermy of Brightwell, Esquire. Married had issue.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Elizabeth, daughter and one of the heirs of Sir William Fitzwilliam of Ireland.
Arms:


John Jermy.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Margaret, daughter and one of the heirs of Edward Isaac of Wellcourt, Kent.
Arms: Sable a bend Or in sinister chief point a leopard's face of the second.


John Jermy married daughter of Thomas Moulton. Had issue a daughter.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Eleanor, daughter of John Jermy of Stutton in Suffolk.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

 

Sir Thomas Jermy of ?? Cambs. Knight of the Bath.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Jane, daughter and sole heir of Edward Styward, Cambridgeshire.


Francis Jermy of Wighton in Norfolk.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Daughter and heir of Collins.


Isaac Jermy of Stutton.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Jane, daughter of John Palgrave of Palgrave in Norfolk.
Arms: Azure, a lion rampant Argent langued and membered, Gules


Francis Jermy of Gunton, Esquire.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Alice, daughter of Sir Anthony Irby. Knight of the Bath, of Lincoln.


Robert Jermy of Bayfield in Norfolk.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Christian, daughter of Robert Cock of Ranworth, Esquire.
Arms: Quarterly gules and argent.

 

Thomas, Edward, John, William Jermy
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.


Francis Jermy
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.


John Jermy.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Mary, daughter and heir of William Rowe of London, Esquire.


John Jermy of Gunton.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Anne, daughter of Sir John Calthorpe.


Anthony Jermy
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.


John Jermy of Bayfield.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Alice, daughter of Miles Hobart of Intwood, Norfolk.
Arms: Sable an estoile of six points Or between two flaunches erm.

 

William Jermy of Stutton. Married.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.


Francis Jermy of Heynford.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Mary, daughter of William Payne of Norwich, Gent.


John Jermy of Stutton.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.


Francis Jermy.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Frances, daughter of Parker.


John Jermy.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.


John Jermy.
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant guardant, gules.

married:

Jane, daughter and heir of Chare of Surrey, Esquire.
Arms: Argent three pickaxes, Sa

 

John Jermy of Stutton. Married Daughter of Dalston.

He left no issue.


John Jermy (of Bayfield).

 

Edward Isaac of Well Court.
Arms:


Francis Jermy of Heynsford.
Arms:

 

John Jermy of Stutton.
Arms:

 

John Jermy of Bayfield.
Arms: