The Northeys Of Woodcote House

The Northey Coat of Arms
The Northey Coat of Arms
Or a fesse azure between three panthers standing
and powdered with stars argent with a pansy or
between two lilies argent on the fesse.

Introduction

This article should strictly be entitled 'The Northeys of Woodcote House and Wiltshire' but, of course, this website is concerned with Epsom and Ewell. However, the family had other property and it is impossible to divorce the Wiltshire from the Woodcote, since some of them resided in both places.

The origins of the Northeys were in Essex, then Wiltshire and London. It was only in the late 17th century that they appeared in Surrey. They owned Woodcote House, Epsom for more than 250 years: it still stands in its own landscaped grounds today, looking externally much as it did in the 1830s, and is now divided into apartments. The painting below was done before a matching extension was added on the left.

Woodcote Hous
Woodcote House by J Hassell 1823.
Image courtesy of Martin Northey © 2012

The front of Woodcote House in April 2012
The front of Woodcote House in April 2012
Image courtesy of Martin Northey © 2012

Woodcote House in the 1920s.
Woodcote House in the 1920s.
Image courtesy of Martin Northey © 2012

The rear of Woodcote House in April 2012
The rear of Woodcote House in April 2012
Image courtesy of Martin Northey © 2012

Sir Edward Northey (1652-1723) bought the house in the late 17th Century and he is the man who will start us off in Part 1. First, though, we need a short prologue to set the scene.

This article consists of a Prologue, nine Parts and an Appendix:-
  1. Prologue - Before Epsom
  2. Sir Edward Northey (1652-1723)
  3. The children of Sir Edward Northey
  4. William Northey Junior (1722-70)
  5. The Reverend Edward Northey (1754-1828) and family
  6. Edward Richard Northey (1795-1878)
  7. George Wilbraham Northey (1835-1906)
  8. Francis Vernon Northey ('Frank') (1836-79)
  9. Reverend Edward William Northey (1832-1914)
  10. Major-General Sir Edward Northey GCMG, CB (1868-1953)
  11. Appendix - Northey burials in Epsom
I am indebted to Martin Northey for his invaluable assistance in providing information and images and also to his late father, Lieutenant-Colonel EGV Northey, DL, KRRC who, shortly before he died in 1988, put together a comprehensive family history from which I have borrowed heavily. Thanks are also due to Liz Manterfield, Peter Reed and Bourne Hall Museum.

Link to the next part.

Linda Jackson © February 2012

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