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Edward Darcy

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Edward Darcy was born about 1610 in of Dartford, Kent, England (son of Robert Darcy and Grace Reddish).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Newhall, Derbyshire, England

    Edward married Elizabeth Stanhope after 1634. Elizabeth (daughter of Philip Stanhope) died about 1683. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Katherine Darcy was born about 1641; died on 15 Nov 1713.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Robert Darcy was born in in of Dartford, Kent, England (son of Edward Darcy and Elizabeth Astley); died before 1632.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 1631

    Robert married Grace Reddish. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Grace Reddish (daughter of Alexander Reddish and Catherine Dethick).
    Children:
    1. 1. Edward Darcy was born about 1610 in of Dartford, Kent, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Edward Darcy was born about 1543 in of Dartford, Kent, England (son of Arthur Darcy and Mary Carew); died on 28 Oct 1612 in Dartford, Kent, England; was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England.

    Notes:

    Edward Darcy was Groom of the Privy Chamber to Elizabeth I, 1583-1603. He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1561, and was admitted at the Inner Temple in Nov 1561. Special ambassador to Francis, Duke of Anjou and William of Orange in 1583. Burgess (M.P.) for Truro, Cornwall, in 1584; justice of the peace in Kent from 1604 to his death.

    His lifelong cupidity appears to have been notable even by the standards of Elizabethan court society. From his entry in the History of Parliament: "In 1594 the attorney-general protested at the nomination of one Wiseman to the post of clerk of the outlawries, after Darcy had virtually put up the office for auction, and in 1600 the widow of Edward Denny petitioned against Darcy's attempt to obtain part of the proceeds of the sale of her late husband's office. He had little need, she wrote, 'to suck this small portion of her Majesty's favour from the hungry mouths of my children'. [...] His patent for searching and sealing leather, which he was granted in 1592 (or 1593), led him to commit 'such exactions and outrages as disquieted all England', and his privileges were first reduced (in 1595) and then (before May 1598) replaced by a new patent for the monopoly of importing and manufacturing playing cards." Sometime between then and 1602, Darcy sued Thomas Allin (also spelled Allain, Allein, Allen, etc.), haberdasher of London, for infringing on his playing-card patent. In what came to be regarded as a landmark case in English law, known to history as the "Case of Monopolies," the King's Bench ultimately ruled against Darcy, declaring his patent void because monopolies are ultimately damaging to the public good. The arguments set forth in the verdict were later much quoted in the various deliberations leading to the creation of modern antitrust and competition law.

    His loss in court can't have broken his stride too badly; he was knighted the next year, on 23 Apr 1603, and retired to live the comfortable life of a wealthy man.

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    Edward Darcy (1543-1612) = Elizabeth Astley
    Robert Darcy = Grace Reddish
    Edward Darcy = Elizabeth Stanhope [1]
    Katherine Darcy (d. 1713) = Erasmus Phillips (d. 1697) [2] [3]
    Elizabeth Phillips (b. abt 1664) = John Shorter [4]
    Catherine Shorter (1682-1737) = Robert Walpole (1676-1745) [5]
    Horace Walpole (1717-1797)

    [1] Daughter of Philip Stanhope, 1st Earl of Chesterfield.

    [2] Erasmus Phillips and Katherine Darcy were parents of Sir John Phillips of Pembrokeshire, a leading Welsh social and religious reformer.

    [3] Through his mother, Elizabeth Dryden, Erasmus Phillips was a first cousin of the poet John Dryden, a second cousin once removed to Jonathan Swift, and a first cousin once removed to Mrs. Ann Marbury Hutchinson, the antinomian religious reformer who was famously cast out of the early Massachusetts Bay colony.

    [4] John Shorter was a son of John Shorter (1625-1688), Lord Mayor of London.

    [5] Robert Walpole is generally considered to have been the first Prime Minister of England in the modern sense.

    Edward married Elizabeth Astley. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth Astley (daughter of Thomas Astley and Mary Denny).
    Children:
    1. 2. Robert Darcy was born in in of Dartford, Kent, England; died before 1632.
    2. Isabella Darcy was born about 1600; died between 29 May 1668 and 4 Aug 1669.

  3. 6.  Alexander Reddish was born in in of Reddish Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, England (son of John Reddish and Margaret Langley); died on 6 Jun 1613 in Reddish Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Lancashire, England

    Alexander married Catherine Dethick. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Catherine Dethick (daughter of Humphrey Dethick).
    Children:
    1. 3. Grace Reddish


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Arthur Darcy was born in in of Brimham, Yorkshire, England (son of Thomas Darcy and Dowsabel Tempest); died on 3 Apr 1561; was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England.

    Notes:

    Lieutenant of the Tower of London.

    Arthur Darcy and Mary Carew were both descendants of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault, he as a 6Xgreat-grandson and she as a 5Xgreat-granddaughter. By those descents they were, to one another, sixth cousins once removed. But in fact they were slightly more closely related than that: fifth cousins once removed by shared descent from Ralph de Greystoke and Katherine Clifford, and fifth cousins twice removed by shared descent from John de Welle and Maud de Ros.

    Arthur Darcy (1505-1561) = Mary Carew
    Thomas Darcy (d. 1605) = Elizabeth Conyers
    Conyers Darcy (1570-1654) = Dorothy Belasyse
    Conyers Darcy (1599-1689) = Grace Rokeby
    Conyers Darcy (1622-1692) = Frances Howard
    John Darcy (1659-1689) = Bridget Sutton
    Robert Darcy (1681-1721) = Frederica Schomberg
    Robert Darcy (1718-1778) = Mary Doublet
    Amelia Darcy (1754-1784) = John "Mad Jack" Byron (1756-1791), father of Lord Byron
    Augusta Maria Bryon, known as Augusta Leigh (1783-1851)

    Arthur married Mary Carew. Mary (daughter of Nicholas Carew and Elizabeth Bryan) was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Mary Carew (daughter of Nicholas Carew and Elizabeth Bryan); was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England.

    Notes:

    Arthur Darcy and Mary Carew were both descendants of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault, he as a 6Xgreat-grandson and she as a 5Xgreat-granddaughter. By those descents they were, to one another, sixth cousins once removed. But in fact they were slightly more closely related than that: fifth cousins once removed by shared descent from Ralph de Greystoke and Katherine Clifford, and fifth cousins twice removed by shared descent from John de Welle and Maud de Ros.

    Children:
    1. Henry Darcy was born in in of Brimham, Yorkshire, England.
    2. Thomas Darcy died on 6 Nov 1605.
    3. 4. Edward Darcy was born about 1543 in of Dartford, Kent, England; died on 28 Oct 1612 in Dartford, Kent, England; was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England.

  3. 10.  Thomas Astley was born in in of Writtle, Essex, England (son of Thomas Astley and Ann Cruse); died in 1595; was buried in Writtle, Essex, England.

    Notes:

    Possibly a groom of the Privy Chamber to Elizabeth I, although this may represent confusion between him and his much older half-brother John Astley, who married, as her second husband, this Thomas Astley's wife's maternal grandmother.

    Thomas married Mary Denny before 1563. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Mary Denny (daughter of Anthony Denny and Joan Champernoun).
    Children:
    1. 5. Elizabeth Astley

  5. 12.  John Reddish was born in in of Reddish Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, England; died about 1569.

    John married Margaret Langley. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Margaret Langley (daughter of Robert Langley and Cecily Trafford).
    Children:
    1. 6. Alexander Reddish was born in in of Reddish Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, England; died on 6 Jun 1613 in Reddish Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, England.

  7. 14.  Humphrey Dethick was born in in of Newhall, Derbyshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 7. Catherine Dethick