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Leonard Irby

Male - 1571

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Leonard Irby (son of Anthony Irby and Alice Bountaine); died in 1571; was buried in Boston, Lincolnshire, England.


    M.P. for Stamford, 1545. M.P. for Boston, Mar 1553, Apr 1554, Nov 1554, 1555, 1558, 1559, 1563, and 1571.

    "The major part of Irby's parliamentary career lies outside the Elizabethan period. He is not mentioned in the known surviving records of the House for 1559 or 1563, and in 1566 there is only a licence of absence 'for his affairs' granted on 17 Dec. In his last House of Commons he sat on the committee of the bill against tellers and receivers (23 Apr. and 26 May), and the navigation bill (8 May). On 19 Apr. 1571 Boston granted him £5 'in full payment and recompense of all his charges, fees and expenses' since 2 Apr., when the parliamentary session began. In religion he conformed to the changing patterns of his time, holding office under Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary and Elizabeth. He voted against a government bill in 1555, and was described as 'indifferent' in his bishop's report to the Privy Council in 1564. Whatever his religious views were when he was returned to Parliament in 1571, he ought to have taken the oath of supremacy. He was alive in September that year but the will he had drawn up in 1562 was proved as Nov. 1571. It mentions land at Boston, Moulton and Swineshead, Lincolnshire. Irby was buried at Boston. His widow married as her third husband, Robert Carr of Sleaford, the supervisor of Irby's will, where he is described as a 'faithful friend': the two may have served together during the northern rebellion." [History of Parliament, citation details below]

    Leonard married Anne before 1544. Anne died before 1562. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Leonard married Ann Knyvet on 20 Jul 1562. Ann (daughter of Charles Knyvet) died after 1571. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Anthony Irby was born before 1490 in Lincolnshire, England (son of Robert Irby and Joan Thimbleby); died on 12 Jun 1552.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1490, Gosberton, Spalding, Lincolnshire, England
    • Alternate death: 1548
    • Alternate death: 21 Jun 1552, Gosberton, Spalding, Lincolnshire, England


    The ancestry shown here for Anthony Irby is sourced to "Among the Royal Servants: Welby, Browne, Quarles and Related Families" by David H. Kelley, Don C. Stone, and David C. Dearborn, in Foundations, journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, volume 3, number 4, July 2010. Kay Allen has opined (on SGM, 16 Feb 1999) that no primary evidence exists for this; that Anthony Irby was "a 'new man' of the Tudors, and as such, was given an 'old' pedigree by the heralds. It is very likely that he comes from a family of prosperous yeoman sheep farmers around Swineshead."

    Anthony married Alice Bountaine. Alice (daughter of John Bountaine) died in 1557 in Gosberton, Spalding, Lincolnshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Alice Bountaine (daughter of John Bountaine); died in 1557 in Gosberton, Spalding, Lincolnshire, England.


    Or Bunting.

    1. 1. Leonard Irby died in 1571; was buried in Boston, Lincolnshire, England.
    2. Edmund Irby died before 13 May 1563.
    3. Kenelm Irby was born in in of Sutterton, Lincolnshire, England; died between 8 Jan 1585 and 23 Feb 1585.
    4. Giles Irby
    5. Edward Irby
    6. Margaret Irby
    7. Jane Irby
    8. Rose Irby
    9. Dorothy Irby
    10. Catherine Irby
    11. Thomas Irby was born before 1515 in Whaplode, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England; died before 30 Apr 1561; was buried on 30 Apr 1567 in Whaplode, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England.
    12. John Irby was born before 1517; died on 10 Apr 1553.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Robert Irby (son of Bennet Irby and (Unknown daughter of Robert Gainsby)).

    Robert married Joan Thimbleby. Joan (daughter of Richard Thimbleby and Marjorie) was born in 1469 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 5.  Joan Thimbleby was born in 1469 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England (daughter of Richard Thimbleby and Marjorie).
    1. 2. Anthony Irby was born before 1490 in Lincolnshire, England; died on 12 Jun 1552.

  3. 6.  John Bountaine
    1. 3. Alice Bountaine died in 1557 in Gosberton, Spalding, Lincolnshire, England.

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Bennet Irby (son of Robert Irby and Jane Lowdham).

    Bennet married (Unknown daughter of Robert Gainsby). [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 9.  (Unknown daughter of Robert Gainsby) (daughter of Robert Gainsby).
    1. 4. Robert Irby

  3. 10.  Richard Thimbleby (son of William Thimbleby and Joan Tailboys); died in 1512.

    Richard married Marjorie. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 11.  Marjorie
    1. 5. Joan Thimbleby was born in 1469 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England.