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Leonard Irby

Male - 1571

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  1. 1.  Leonard Irby 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]