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Anthony Irby

Male Abt 1550 - Bef 1625  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name Anthony Irby 
    Born Abt 1550  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 6 Oct 1625  [1
    Buried 6 Oct 1625  Whaplode, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I12294  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2018 

    Father Thomas Irby,   b. Bef 1515, Whaplode, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 30 Apr 1561  (Age < 46 years) 
    Mother Isabel Serjeant 
    Family ID F8006  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Welby,   d. Bef 21 Apr 1602 
    Married 22 Dec 1575  Whaplode, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F8021  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Jacobus, The Bulkeley Genealogy:

      "Mr. Anthony Irby was first cousin of Olive Irby, the wife of Rev. Edward Bulkeley, and mother of Rev. Peter Bulkeley. Mr. Irby's wife, Alice Welby, was sister of Richard Welby who was married at Whaplode in 1595 to Frances Bulkeley, daughter of Edward and Olive and sister of Peter. Hence, Peter Bulkeley not only was cousin of the Irbys of Whaplode, but his brother—in-law (Richard Welby) was brother of Mrs. Anthony Irby, the wife of the head of that house.

      "Mr. Irby studied law, was a member of Lincoln's Inn, and was admitted to the bar, 10 Feb. 1577/8. He represented Boston, co. Lincoln, in Parliament three times during Elizabeth's reign, and in 1603 (1 James I), and was one of the Masters in Chancery in the reign of King James I.

      "It has been foolishly asserted in Thompson's History of Boston, in Collins' Peerage, and other works, that he purchased the manors of Moulton, Fitzwalter and Medietas Dominorum from Robert Radcliffe (Lord Fitzwalter and Earl of Sussex) on 13 Oct. 1538. This date was at least several years before he was born. The purchase could apply to his grandfather Anthony Irby (died 1552), but it seems quite evident that the Moulton lordship came by inheri­tance through the later Anthony's mother from the Serjeant family."

      [Note that in fact Alice Welby was Richard Welby's half-sister, not sister, a fact unavailable to Jacobus when The Bulkeley Genealogy was written.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S317] The Bulkeley Genealogy, by Donald Lines Jacobus. New Haven, Connecticut: 1933.

    2. [S1250] The History and Antiquities of Boston, and the Villages of Skirbeck, Fishtoft, Freiston, Butterwick, Benington, Leverton, Leake, and Wrangle: Comprising the Hundred of Skirbeck, in the County of Lincoln by Pishey Thompson. Boston: John Noble Jr; London: Longman and Co., 1856.