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Leonard Irby

Male - 1571


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  • Name Leonard Irby  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1571  [3
    Buried Boston, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Siblings 11 siblings 
    Person ID I12266  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2020 

    Father Anthony Irby,   b. Bef 1490, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1552  (Age > 62 years) 
    Mother Alice Bountaine,   d. 1557, Gosberton, Spalding, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne,   d. Bef 1562 
    Married Bef 1544  [3
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F17741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ann Knyvet,   d. Aft 1571 
    Married 20 Jul 1562  [3
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F8002  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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]

  • 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.

    3. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site.