Northcote Family

The Northcote family connects with the Man family through as series of marriages as follows: Elizabeth Northcote married John Incledon; their daughter Mary Incledon married Philip Rogers Webber; their daughter Mary Webber married John Harris; their son John Webber Harris married Louisa Ayton Desborough; their daughter Louisa Mary Harris married Edward Desborough Man.

Thus Elizabeth Northcote is the direct ancestress of all those members of the Man family who are descended from Edward Desborough and Louisa Mary (Harris) Man, and there are a lot of those.


Henry Northcote’s mural monument in St Peter’s Church, Tawstock

Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry Northcote. Sir Henry Northcote, 4th Baronet, was the son of Sir Arthur Northcote, 2nd Baronet (1628-1688) and Elizabeth Godolphin (1635-1707). Henry was born in 1655 at Upton Pyne, Devon and was buried at Tawstock on 8 February 1729/30. Sir Henry married Penelope Lovett. She was the daughter of Edward Lovett (1627-1700) and Joane Hearle (1642-1709) at Tawstock on 18 July 1703. Penelope was baptised at Tawstock on 21 October 1676.

Henry’s elder brother Sir Francis Northcote, third baronet, married Anne, daughter of Sir Chichester Wrey, of Trebigh in St. Ive, Cornwall, second baronet, and Lady Anne Bourchier, third daughter of Edward, sixth and last Lord Fitzwarren, and fourth and last Earl of Bath, but left no children.