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Everard Digby

Male Bef 1472 - 1540  (> 68 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Everard Digby 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. 2. 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.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Kenelm Digby Descendancy chart to this point (1.Everard1) 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. 3. Everard Digby  Descendancy chart to this point died in 1592.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Everard Digby Descendancy chart to this point (2.Kenelm2, 1.Everard1) died in 1592.

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

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


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Everard Digby Descendancy chart to this point (3.Everard3, 2.Kenelm2, 1.Everard1) was born about 1578; died on 30 Jan 1606.

    Notes:

    Attainted and hanged for high treason for allegedly taking part in the Gunpowder Plot.

    Family/Spouse: Mary Mulsho. Mary (daughter of William Mulsho) died before 1653. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Kenelm Digby  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 11 Jul 1603; died on 11 Jun 1665.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Kenelm Digby Descendancy chart to this point (4.Everard4, 3.Everard3, 2.Kenelm2, 1.Everard1) was born on 11 Jul 1603; died on 11 Jun 1665.

    Notes:

    Wikipedia: "Sir Kenelm Digby (11 July 1603 – 11 June 1665) was an English courtier and diplomat. He was also a highly reputed natural philosopher, and known as a leading Roman Catholic intellectual and Blackloist. For his versatility, he is described in John Pointer's Oxoniensis Academia (1749) as the 'Magazine of all Arts and Sciences, or (as one stiles him) the Ornament of this Nation'."