presented by William Rozier
April 26, 2013
The Arms of Sir Francis Bickley:
Arms: Argent a chevron embattled, counter-embattled, between three griffins heads erased sable, each charged with a plate.
Crest: A hind's head ppr. collared argent.
George Washington Lafayette BICKLEY, (b. July 18. 1823 d. August 10, 1867) was the son of George BICKLEY (d. June 10, 1830), and Martha LAMB, (this why some mistake the L in his name for Lamb.)
His grandfather was Joseph BICKLEY, (b. 8 FEB 1742)
His great grandfather was John BICKLEY, (b. 7 DEC 1713 in Caroline or, King and Queen County, d. 16 September 1793 in Pedlar Mills, Amherst Co)
His gggrandfather was Joseph BICKLEY (Sr), (b. 1679/1685 in Attleborough Hall, Norwich, Norfolk, England, d. 1751 in King William Co, Virginia)
Joseph Bickley (Sr) was the eldest surviving son of Sir Francis Bickley, (d.1657), Baronet of Attleborough Hall, Norfolk. Sir Francis Bickley married Mary, daughter and co-heir of Sir Humphrey WINCH.
Joseph Bickley (Sr) immigrated to Virginia and in 1703 was in King and Queen county, later moved to King William, and finally settled in Louisa county, where he was the first Sheriff in 1742, and Judge there in 1745. He married Sarah Gessedge, the widow of Richard Gessedge. Sarah bore Joseph Bickley (Sr) a son, William, who succeeded as sixth Baronet on the death of his uncle. Sir William Bickley died Sept.3, 1771, the title going to his eldest son Joseph Jr, who thus became the seventh Baronet
Joseph Bickley (Sr) fathered the following: William, 6th Baronet, Joseph Jr, John, Frances, Charles, Francis and James Bickley.