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The Cressy Family


Sir Hugh de Cressey, a Norman, m. 2nd Margaret, dau. and heir of Sir William de Cheney (time Henry II), and was succeeded by his son, by 1st wife, Sir Roger de Cressey, who was Lord of Hodsack, and was in arms against King John of Bohemia, and also with Henry I, but at length made peace. Sir Roger m. Isabel, dau. and heir of Sir Hubert de Rie (father of Stephen).

  Sir Hugh was Knight and Baron.
  Sir Roger was Lord of Hodsack.
  Sir John of Hodsack fell at battle of Shrewsbury.
  Sir William was Judge of Kings bench in Ireland.
  Sir Henry of Owlcates, father of William -- Coat of Arms.
  Sir Edward held a manor at Kent.
  Sir Edward Shepherd was a Knight.

The wills of Sir Hugh and Sir John are in the Lincoln Episcopal register.


A recumbent figure in the Church at Surifleet, tradition says it is Sir Roger de Cressey, former Lord of Hodsack.

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LeRoy Cressy