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Ralph Beler

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Ralph Beler was born in in of Kettleby, Leicestershire, England; died before 1345.

    Family/Spouse: Agatha Bingham. Agatha (daughter of Richard Bingham) died after 1344. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. James Beler  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Ab Kettleby, Leicestershire, England.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James Beler Descendancy chart to this point (1.Ralph1) was born in in of Ab Kettleby, Leicestershire, England.

    Notes:

    Also called Beller, Bellers, Bellairs. Knight of the shire for Leicestershire, 1376-77. Said by Richardson (citation details below) to have been "probably living in 1411."

    James married Margaret de Bernake before 1381. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Joan Beler  Descendancy chart to this point


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Joan Beler Descendancy chart to this point (2.James2, 1.Ralph1)

    Notes:

    Also called Jane; also called Belers, Bellairs, etc.

    Several sources, including Royal Ancestry (vol. 1, p. 351), have Joan/Jane, daughter of James Beler and Margaret de Bernake, as having been married to Simon Digby and Thomas Seyton. But:

    "Everard Seyton was the son of Sir John Seyton by his second wife a daughter of Digby. He died in 16 Edward IV [1477] leaving two infant daughters Joan and Anne. Everard Seyton received the estate of Maidwell, Northamptonshire as his inheritance. He is not mentioned in Vincent's pedigree of the family but his daughter Joan married Francis Metcalfe and upon her husband's demise conveyed the manors of Maydewell to John Seyton, esq. Her uncle had received the estate of Seyton in Rutlandshire upon his father's death in 1396. In 6 Henry VIII [1515] a fine was levied between Joan Metcalfe, widow, daughter to Everard Seyton, Esq. and John Seyton, Esq. This John Seyton was the second son of Thomas Seyton, Esq.; eldest son to John Seyton, Esq. by Jane Bellers his first wife." [The History and Antiquities of Northamptonshire, Compiled from the Manuscript Collections of the Late Learned Antiquary John Bridges, Esq. by Peter Whalley. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1791]

    "Though the pedigree of the Seytons given in the visitation of Northamptonshire shows that John Seyton had a son Thomas and three grandsons, Martinsthorpe is said to have passed to William Feilding by his marriage with Agnes, daughter and heir of John de St. Liz or de Seyton." [VCH Rutland 2:84-85]

    "John de Seyton [...] died at Jerusalem in 1396 and was succeeded by his son John. The latter held the manor until his death, which took place about 1436-7. His son Thomas de Seyton assigned it at that date in dower to his father's widow Joan." [VCH Buckinghamshire 2:334-35]

    Just as a side note, the late Leo van de Pas's Genealogics site shows Joan/Jane Beler as having married Simon Digby and John Seyton (alias St. Liz).

    Family/Spouse: Simon Digby. Simon (son of Richard Digby and Katherine de Pakeman) was born in in of Tilton, Leicestershire, England; died before 1422. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Everard Digby  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Welby, Lincolnshire; died on 29 Mar 1461 in Towton, Yorkshire, England.

    Family/Spouse: John Seyton alias St. Liz. John (son of John de Seyton and Joan Longueville) was born in in of Martinsthorpe, Rutland, England; died between 1436 and 1437. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Agnes Seyton alias St. Liz  Descendancy chart to this point died after 1479.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Everard Digby Descendancy chart to this point (3.Joan3, 2.James2, 1.Ralph1) was born in in of Welby, Lincolnshire; died on 29 Mar 1461 in Towton, Yorkshire, England.

    Notes:

    Killed at the Battle of Towton, fighting on the Lancastrian side.

    Family/Spouse: Anne Clarke. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Everard Digby  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1450 in of Tilton, Leicestershire, England; died in 1509.

  2. 5.  Agnes Seyton alias St. Liz Descendancy chart to this point (3.Joan3, 2.James2, 1.Ralph1) died after 1479.

    Family/Spouse: William Fielding. William (son of John Fielding and Margaret Purefoy) was born in in of Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England; died on 4 May 1471 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Anne Fielding  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England; died before 20 Oct 1507.


Generation: 5

  1. 6.  Everard Digby Descendancy chart to this point (4.Everard4, 3.Joan3, 2.James2, 1.Ralph1) was born about 1450 in of Tilton, Leicestershire, England; died in 1509.

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Rutland, 1485, 1486, 1499. Said to have fought on the victor's side at the battle of Bosworth Field.

    Family/Spouse: Jacquetta Ellis. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Anne Digby  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England.
    2. 9. Everard Digby  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 1472 in of Tilton, Leicestershire, England; died on 11 Apr 1540.

  2. 7.  Anne Fielding Descendancy chart to this point (5.Agnes4, 3.Joan3, 2.James2, 1.Ralph1) was born in in of Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England; died before 20 Oct 1507.

    Family/Spouse: Humphrey Grey. Humphrey (son of Robert Grey and Eleanor Lowe) was born about 1448 in of Enville, Staffordshire, England; died on 11 Dec 1499. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. Margery Grey  Descendancy chart to this point


Generation: 6

  1. 8.  Anne Digby Descendancy chart to this point (6.Everard5, 4.Everard4, 3.Joan3, 2.James2, 1.Ralph1) was born in in of Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England.

    Family/Spouse: William Skeffington. William (son of Thomas Skeffington and Mary) was born before 1467 in Skeffington, Leicestershire, England; died on 31 Dec 1535 in Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland; was buried in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 11. Catherine Skeffington  Descendancy chart to this point

  2. 9.  Everard Digby Descendancy chart to this point (6.Everard5, 4.Everard4, 3.Joan3, 2.James2, 1.Ralph1) was born before 1472 in of Tilton, Leicestershire, England; died on 11 Apr 1540.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Rutland, 1529.

    Everard married Margery Heydon before 1518. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 12. Kenelm Digby  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 1518 in of Stoke Dry, Rutland, England; died on 21 Apr 1590; was buried in Stoke Dr, Rutland, England.

  3. 10.  Margery Grey Descendancy chart to this point (7.Anne5, 5.Agnes4, 3.Joan3, 2.James2, 1.Ralph1)

    Family/Spouse: Richard Saint Barbe. Richard (son of John Saint Barbe and Jane Sydenham) was born between 1470 and 1480 in of Ashington, Somerset, England; died on 10 Dec 1530. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 13. Thomas Saint Barbe  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1518 in of Homington, Wiltshire, England; died on 31 Oct 1563.


Generation: 7

  1. 11.  Catherine Skeffington Descendancy chart to this point (8.Anne6, 6.Everard5, 4.Everard4, 3.Joan3, 2.James2, 1.Ralph1)

    Family/Spouse: Anthony Colley. Anthony (son of John Colley and Isabell Palmer) was born about 1503 in of Glaston, Rutland, England; died on 27 Nov 1574. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 14. Margery Colley  Descendancy chart to this point

  2. 12.  Kenelm Digby Descendancy chart to this point (9.Everard6, 6.Everard5, 4.Everard4, 3.Joan3, 2.James2, 1.Ralph1) was born before 1518 in of Stoke Dry, Rutland, England; died on 21 Apr 1590; was buried in Stoke Dr, Rutland, England.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Stamford, 1539, and for Rutland in 1545, 1547, Mar 1553, Oct 1553, 1555, 1558, 1559, 1571, 1572, and 1584. Educated at Brasenose College, Oxford and at the Middle Temple. Sheriff of Rutland 1541-42, 1549-50, 1553-54, 1561-62, 1567-68, 1575-76, and 1585-86.

    "Whatever knowledge of the law Digby had acquired at the Middle Temple, an inn with which he retained a connexion for many years, was put to both public and private use: regularly named to commissions of oyer and terminer for the midlands, he was also consulted on legal matters by his friends and relatives, for whom he often acted as a feoffee. It was perhaps his legal bent which in 1572 prompted his demand to see the 3rd Earl of Huntingdon's patent of lieutenancy before acknowledging Huntingdon's standing in the county, a piece of officiousness which incensed the earl. With so ardent a Puritan as Huntingdon, however, Digby can have felt little at ease: in 1564 he was reported to be 'indifferent' in religion but towards the end of his life he was described as unsound in faith and one of his sons was a notable Catholic." [History of Parliament]

    Family/Spouse: Anne Cope. Anne (daughter of Anthony Cope and Jane Crewes) died after 1591. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 15. Everard Digby  Descendancy chart to this point died in 1592.

  3. 13.  Thomas Saint Barbe Descendancy chart to this point (10.Margery6, 7.Anne5, 5.Agnes4, 3.Joan3, 2.James2, 1.Ralph1) was born about 1518 in of Homington, Wiltshire, England; died on 31 Oct 1563.

    Notes:

    He was a merchant based in Salisbury. In 1547 he purchased the manor of Homington, Wiltshire and the vicarage of Compton Chamberlaine from his brother William Saint Barbe, who was a member of Henry VIII's privy council.

    Family/Spouse: Joan. Joan died after 1562. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 16. Alice Saint Barbe  Descendancy chart to this point died after 1596.


Generation: 8

  1. 14.  Margery Colley Descendancy chart to this point (11.Catherine7, 8.Anne6, 6.Everard5, 4.Everard4, 3.Joan3, 2.James2, 1.Ralph1)

    Family/Spouse: John Flower. John (son of Richard Flower and Alice Harington) was born in 1535 in of Whitwell, Rutland, England; died on 30 Apr 1620. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 17. Anne Flower  Descendancy chart to this point

  2. 15.  Everard Digby Descendancy chart to this point (12.Kenelm7, 9.Everard6, 6.Everard5, 4.Everard4, 3.Joan3, 2.James2, 1.Ralph1) died in 1592.

    Family/Spouse: Maria Neale. Maria (daughter of Francis Neale) died after 1592. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 18. Everard Digby  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1578; died on 30 Jan 1606.

  3. 16.  Alice Saint Barbe Descendancy chart to this point (13.Thomas7, 10.Margery6, 7.Anne5, 5.Agnes4, 3.Joan3, 2.James2, 1.Ralph1) died after 1596.

    Notes:

    Also called Alice Symbarbe.

    Alice married Christopher Batt on 8 Jul 1568 in St. Martin's, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. Christopher (son of John Batt and Margaret Thistlethwaite) was born between 1538 and 1540; died before 31 Aug 1581; was buried on 31 Aug 1581 in St. Martin's, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 19. Thomas Batt  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 30 Dec 1571; died before 20 Feb 1632; was buried on 20 Feb 1632 in St. Martin's, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.