Lewis Latham was born 1584 in Elstow, Bedfordshire, England to John Latham (1554-1594) and Martha Ferneld (1563-1655) and died 15 May 1655 Elstow, Bedfordshire, England of unspecified causes. He married Ann Unknown Latham (c1580-1604) 1604 in Elstow, Bedfordshire, England. He married Elizabeth Unknown Latham (1582-1619) 1605 in Elstow, Bedfordshire, England. He married WInifred Downes (1584-1662) 1622 in Elstow, Bedfordshire, England.


Lewis Latham - was falconer to Prince Henry in 1612, and Sergeant Falconer to [[Charles I of England (1600-1649)| King Charles I of England].

Marriage and Family

Lewis apparently had three marriages. Lewis and Ann must have married in 1606 when he would have been twenty one or twenty two years of age. When and where his first marriage took place has not been learned. In any case, this first wife must have died shortly after the birth of her daughter, Ann. Factually, Lewis Latham's first known (second) wife was Elizabeth whose surname is also unknown at this time. They must have married in 1608. His last (and third?) wife was a Winifred Downes of whom very little is known. When he married her has not been learned but it was certainly shortly after 1621.

  1. Oliver Latham (1607-1620)
  2. Ann Latham (1608-1680)
  3. Frances Latham (1609-1677) - "Mother of Governors" - over 14 descendants were Governors in America, migrated to Rhode Island in 1636.
  4. John Latham (1611-)
  5. Henry Latham (1612-1655)
  6. Maria Latham (1614-1614) - twin/died young
  7. Mary Latham (1614-1614) - twin/died young
  8. Katherine Latham (1615-1700)
  9. Elizabeth Latham (1616-)
  10. Sarah Latham (1618-1655)
  11. Ann Latham (1618-1652)
  12. Helene Ellen Latham (1619-)


Offspring of Lewis Latham and Ann Unknown Latham (c1580-1604)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ann Latham (1605-)

Offspring of Lewis Latham and Elizabeth Unknown Latham (1582-1619)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Oliver Latham (1607-1620)
Ann Latham (1608-1680)
Frances Latham (1609-1677) 15 February 1609 Kempston, Bedfordshire, England 2 September 1677 Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island William Dungan (1606-1636) Jeremiah Clark (1605-1651) William Dungan (1606-1636) Jeremiah Clark (1605-1651) William Vaughn (1607-1677)
John Latham (1611-)
Henry Latham (1612-1655)
Maria Latham (1614-1614)
Mary Latham (1614-1614)
Katherine Latham (1615-1700)
Elizabeth Latham (1616-)
Sarah Latham (1618-1655)
Ann Latham (1618-1652)
Helene Ellen Latham (1619-)

Offspring of Lewis Latham and WInifred Downes (1584-1662)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Winifred Latham (1624-)




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