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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Geoffrey Boleyn was born in in of Salle, Norfolk, England.

    Family/Spouse: Alice Bracton. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Geoffrey Boleyn, Lord Mayor of London  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1405 in of London, England; died between 14 Jun 1463 and 2 Jul 1463; was buried in St. Lawrence Jewry, London, England.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Geoffrey Boleyn, Lord Mayor of London Descendancy chart to this point (1.Geoffrey1) was born about 1405 in of London, England; died between 14 Jun 1463 and 2 Jul 1463; was buried in St. Lawrence Jewry, London, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Blickling, Norfolk, England

    Notes:

    Citizen and mercer of London. Sheriff of London 1446-47. Burgess for London, 1449. Alderman 1452-63; Lord Mayor, 1457-58.

    Geoffrey married Anne Hoo before 1445. Anne (daughter of Thomas Hoo and Elizabeth Wychingham) died in 1484; was buried in Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Anne Boleyn  Descendancy chart to this point died about 1510.
    2. 4. Alice Boleyn  Descendancy chart to this point
    3. 5. William Boleyn  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1451 in of Blickling, Norfolk, England; died on 5 Oct 1505.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Anne Boleyn Descendancy chart to this point (2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) died about 1510.

    Family/Spouse: Henry Heydon. Henry (son of John Heydon and Eleanor Winter) was born in in of Baconsthorpe, Norfolk, England; died between 20 Feb and 22 May 1504 in Baconsthorpe, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Anne Heydon  Descendancy chart to this point died before 8 May 1521.
    2. 7. John Heydon  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1468 in of Baconsthorpe, Norfolk, England; died on 16 Aug 1550.
    3. 8. Bridget Heydon  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1480; died before 17 Jan 1554; was buried on 17 Jan 1554 in St. Margaret's, Paston, Norfolk, England.

  2. 4.  Alice Boleyn Descendancy chart to this point (2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1)

    Family/Spouse: John Fortescue. John (son of Richard Fortescue and Alice de Windsor) died on 28 Jul 1500 in Punsborne, Hertfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Adrian Fortescue  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1476; died on 10 Jul 1539 in Tower of London, London, England.

  3. 5.  William Boleyn Descendancy chart to this point (2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) was born about 1451 in of Blickling, Norfolk, England; died on 5 Oct 1505.

    Notes:

    Baron of the Exchequer. A member of the Mercers' Company and of Lincoln's Inn.

    William married Margaret Butler before 16 Nov 1469. Margaret (daughter of Thomas Butler and Anne Hankford) died before 20 Mar 1540. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. Alice Boleyn  Descendancy chart to this point died on 1 Nov 1538; was buried in Ormesby St. Margaret, Ormesby, Norfolk, England.
    2. 11. Thomas Boleyn  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1477 in Hever Castle, Hever, Kent, England; died on 12 Mar 1539; was buried in St. Peter's, Hever, Kent, England.
    3. 12. James Boleyn  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1480; died before 6 Sep 1561; was buried on 6 Sep 1561 in Blickling, Norfolk, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 6.  Anne Heydon Descendancy chart to this point (3.Anne3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) died before 8 May 1521.

    Anne married Lionel Dymoke between 1505 and 17 Dec 1509. Lionel (son of Thomas Dymoke and Margaret Welles) was born in in of Ashby, Lincolnshire, England; died on 17 Aug 1519; was buried in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 7.  John Heydon Descendancy chart to this point (3.Anne3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) was born about 1468 in of Baconsthorpe, Norfolk, England; died on 16 Aug 1550.

    Family/Spouse: Katherine Willoughby. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 13. Margery Heydon  Descendancy chart to this point

  3. 8.  Bridget Heydon Descendancy chart to this point (3.Anne3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) was born about 1480; died before 17 Jan 1554; was buried on 17 Jan 1554 in St. Margaret's, Paston, Norfolk, England.

    Notes:

    The History of Parliament article about her son Clement Paston correctly calls her "da. of Sir Henry Heydon of Baconsthorpe", but the link on Henry Heydon's name mistakenly goes to Henry Heydon (<1507-1559) of Watford, Hertfordshire, once thought to have been a great-great grandfather of PNH's immigrant ancestor Francis Heydon (d. 1694). This is obviously chronologically impossible. The irony is that the William Heydon who was her actual father was a son of a man who changed his name to Heydon because he thought it sounded more upmarket, and who stole his arms from the Watford Heydon family of whom the Henry Heydon who d. 1559 was a member.

    Family/Spouse: William Paston. William (son of John Paston and Margery Brewse) was born about 1479; died on 20 Sep 1554 in Paston, Norfolk, England; was buried on 26 Sep 1554 in St. Margaret's, Paston, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 14. Anne Paston  Descendancy chart to this point died before 1533.
    2. 15. Erasmus Paston  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 1508; died before 6 Nov 1540; was buried on 6 Nov 1540 in Paston, Norfolk, England.
    3. 16. Clement Paston  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 1523; died on 18 Feb 1598 in Oxnead, Norfolk, England.

  4. 9.  Adrian Fortescue Descendancy chart to this point (4.Alice3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) was born about 1476; died on 10 Jul 1539 in Tower of London, London, England.

    Notes:

    From the Catholic Encyclopedia (1913), citation details below:

    Knight of St. John, martyr, b. about 1476, executed 10 July, 1539. He belonged to the Salden branch of the great Devonshire family of Fortescue, and was a true country gentleman of the period, occasionally following the King in the wars with France (1513 and 1522), not unfrequently attending the court, and at other times acting as justice of the peace or commissioner for subsidies. He was knighted in 1503 (Clermont; but D.N.B. gives 1528), attended the Field of the Cloth of Gold (1520), and late in life (1532) became a Knight of St. John. When Anne Boleyn became queen, Sir Adrian (whose mother, Alice Boleyn, was Anne's grand-aunt) naturally profited to some extent, but, as we see from his papers, not very much. The foundations of his worldly fortunes had been laid honourably at an eartier date. He was a serious thrifty man painstaking in business, careful in accounts, and a lover of the homely wit of that day. He collected and signed several lists of proverbs and wise saws, which, though not very brilliant, are never offensive or coarse, always sane, and sometimes rise to a high moral or religious level.

    All of a sudden this quiet, worthy gentleman was overwhelmed by some unexplained whim of the Tudor tyrant. On 29 August, 1534, he was put under arrest, no one knows why, but released after some months. On 3 February, 1539, he was arrested a second time and sent to the Tower. In April he was condemned untried by an act of attainder; in July he was beheaded. No specific act of treason was alleged against him, but only in general "sedition and refusing allegiance". The attainder, however, went on to decree death against Cardinal Pole and several others because they "adhered themselves to the Bishop of Rome". Catholic tradition was always held that Sir Adrian died for the same cause, and modern Protestant critics have come to the same conclusion. His cultus has always flourished among the Knights of St. John, and he was beatified by Leo XIII in 1895.


  5. 10.  Alice Boleyn Descendancy chart to this point (5.William3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) died on 1 Nov 1538; was buried in Ormesby St. Margaret, Ormesby, Norfolk, England.

    Family/Spouse: Robert Clere. Robert (son of Robert Clere and Elizabeth Uvedale) was born in in of Ormesby, Norfolk, England; died on 10 Aug 1529; was buried in Ormesby St. Margaret, Ormesby, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 17. John Clere  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1511 in of Ormesby St. Margaret, Norfolk, England; died on 21 Aug 1557 in At sea.

  6. 11.  Thomas Boleyn Descendancy chart to this point (5.William3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) was born about 1477 in Hever Castle, Hever, Kent, England; died on 12 Mar 1539; was buried in St. Peter's, Hever, Kent, England.

    Notes:

    1st Earl of Wiltshire. 1st Earl of Ormond. 1st Viscount Rochford.

    Family/Spouse: Elizabeth Howard. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Howard and Elizabeth Tilney) was born about 1480; died on 3 Apr 1538. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 18. Anne Boleyn, Queen Consort of England  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1500 in Blickling, Norfolk, England; died on 19 May 1536 in Tower Hill, London, England; was buried in Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London, London, England.

  7. 12.  James Boleyn Descendancy chart to this point (5.William3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) was born about 1480; died before 6 Sep 1561; was buried on 6 Sep 1561 in Blickling, Norfolk, England.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Norfolk, 1529. Chancellor of the household of his neice, Anne Boleyn, 1533-36. Knight of the body to Henry VIII by 1533.

    Family/Spouse: Elizabeth Wood. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]



Generation: 5

  1. 13.  Margery Heydon Descendancy chart to this point (7.John4, 3.Anne3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1)

    Margery married Everard Digby before 1518. Everard (son of Everard Digby and Jacquetta Ellis) was born before 1472 in of Tilton, Leicestershire, England; died on 11 Apr 1540. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 19. 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.

  2. 14.  Anne Paston Descendancy chart to this point (8.Bridget4, 3.Anne3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) died before 1533.

    Notes:

    See our entry on her husband Thomas Tyndall for a brief discussion of her death date.

    Family/Spouse: Thomas Tyndall. Thomas (son of John Tyndall and Amphyllis Coningsby) was born about 1505 in of Hockwood, Norfolk, England; died about 25 Dec 1583. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 15.  Erasmus Paston Descendancy chart to this point (8.Bridget4, 3.Anne3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) was born before 1508; died before 6 Nov 1540; was buried on 6 Nov 1540 in Paston, Norfolk, England.

    Erasmus married Mary Wyndham after 22 Oct 1521. Mary (daughter of Thomas Wyndham and Eleanor Scrope) was born about 1508; died on 1 Jan 1597; was buried in Paston, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 20. William Paston  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1528; died on 20 Oct 1610; was buried in St. Nicholas, North Walsham, Norfolk, England.

  4. 16.  Clement Paston Descendancy chart to this point (8.Bridget4, 3.Anne3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) was born before 1523; died on 18 Feb 1598 in Oxnead, Norfolk, England.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Norfolk, 1563.

    Clement married Alice Pakington after 1567. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  5. 17.  John Clere Descendancy chart to this point (10.Alice4, 5.William3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) was born about 1511 in of Ormesby St. Margaret, Norfolk, England; died on 21 Aug 1557 in At sea.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of London, England
    • Alternate birth: of Norwich, Norfolk, England

    Notes:

    Burgess for Bramber. Burgess for Thetford. Knight of the shire for Norfolk. Vice Admiral. Treasurer for the Army in France.

    From the History of Parliament:

    Rarely on good terms with his neighbours, above all the Pastons, Clere was not infrequently in the Star Chamber, where one complainant criticized his 'covetous appetite and ungodly disposition'. At least in Henry VIII's time he could treat such attacks the more lightly in that he enjoyed the patronage of the Howards: the 3rd Duke of Norfolk had been overseer of his father's will and his younger brother Thomas, a servant of the Earl of Surrey, was to be commemorated in one of Surrey's sonnets after dying from wounds received when he saved the earl's life in France in 1545. It was during this phase of Clere's career that he attended his first two Parliaments as Member for Bramber, one of the Howard boroughs in Sussex. He was one of a group around Surrey arrested during the second session of the Parliament of 1542 for eating flesh in Lent.

    If it was as a courtier and a dependant of the Howards that he first came to public notice, it was as a naval captain and an administrator that Clere made his name. Early in 1548 he commanded a patrol in the North Sea and two years later he served in the Channel. His service at sea commended him to the admiral John Dudley, Viscount Lisle, whom in 1546 he accompanied to France to negotiate peace. Presumably he served under Dudley's successor as admiral, Thomas, Baron Seymour of Sudeley, but nothing has come to light about his part in the Scottish war. Clere's plundering of West Somerton church perhaps helped to foment Ket's rebellion during 1548: he answered the Marquess of Northampton's call for support from Norfolk gentlemen and after Northampton's replacement by Dudley, then Earl of Warwick, he assisted in restoring order. Dudley rewarded him with lands said to have been promised to him by Henry VIII and with the treasurership of the army stationed in northern France until the surrender of Boulogne in 1550. His closeness to Dudley probably accounts for his Membership of the Parliament of March 1553 as much as his friendship with the leading resident at Thetford, Richard Fulmerston. During the succession crisis Clere seems to have declared for Lady Jane Grey and to have prevented a military force from Great Yarmouth from reaching Mary. When the tide turned in Mary's favour his arms were impounded but he is not known to have been imprisoned. […]

    [H]is appointment as vice-admiral at Portsmouth in the following year shows that he was regarded as politically reliable as well as professionally competent. His first mission, to escort Charles V on his voyage to retirement in Spain, brought him a gold chain from the ex-emperor, but his second was to prove fatal. In July 1557 he was given command of a fleet against Scotland which on 21 Aug. was surprised by an enemy force in the Orkneys, and in the engagement which followed he was drowned. Following his death the Council ordered an inquiry to be held into alleged disorders committed by his men in churches and religious houses in Scotland.

    John married Anne Tyrrell before 19 Aug 1529. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 21. Edward Clere  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 15 Jun 1536 in of Blickling, Norfolk, England; died on 8 Jun 1606 in London, England.

  6. 18.  Anne Boleyn, Queen Consort of England Descendancy chart to this point (11.Thomas4, 5.William3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) was born about 1500 in Blickling, Norfolk, England; died on 19 May 1536 in Tower Hill, London, England; was buried in Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London, London, England.

    Anne married Henry VIII, King of England in Jan 1533. Henry (son of Henry VII, King of England and lord of Ireland and Elizabeth of York, Queen Consort of England) was born on 28 Jun 1491 in Greenwich, Kent, England; died on 28 Jan 1547 in Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon Thames, London, England; was buried in St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 22. Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Sep 1533 in Greenwich Palace, Kent, England; died on 24 Mar 1603 in Richmond Palace, Surrey, England; was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England.


Generation: 6

  1. 19.  Kenelm Digby Descendancy chart to this point (13.Margery5, 7.John4, 3.Anne3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) 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. 23. Everard Digby  Descendancy chart to this point died in 1592.

  2. 20.  William Paston Descendancy chart to this point (15.Erasmus5, 8.Bridget4, 3.Anne3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) was born about 1528; died on 20 Oct 1610; was buried in St. Nicholas, North Walsham, Norfolk, England.

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk in 1565-66.

    "He played little part in national affairs but took a prominent role in the government and political life of his native county and was known as a careful administrator and a 'just and painstaking magistrate' [...] A supporter of Edmund Freake, bishop of Norwich (1575–84), Paston was involved in the bitter conflict between the bishop and the puritans for control of the chancellorship of the diocese in 1578. He was described by Bishop Scrambler as an 'observer of law' which has been taken to mean that his religious views were either conformist Church of England or impartial (Smith, 214). In 1597 he moved to the new house which his uncle, Sir Clement Paston, had built at Oxnead. Known for his liberality, hospitality and benefactions, Paston is chiefly remembered for the founding and endowment of North Walsham grammar school (the Paston School), in 1606." [Oxford DNB, citation details below.]

    As he lived through her entire reign, presumably he was aware that queen Elizabeth was his third cousin, both of them being great-great grandchildren of London mayor Geoffrey Boleyn and his wife Anne Hoo.

    William married Frances Clere on 5 May 1551 in St. Margaret's, Paston, Norfolk, England. Frances (daughter of Thomas Clere and Ann Gyggs) was born in 1531; died in 1610. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 24. Anne Paston  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 16 Jul 1553; died in 1637.

  3. 21.  Edward Clere Descendancy chart to this point (17.John5, 10.Alice4, 5.William3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) was born on 15 Jun 1536 in of Blickling, Norfolk, England; died on 8 Jun 1606 in London, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 3 Jun 1606, London, England

    Notes:

    Burgess for Thetford 1557-58, 1562-63. Burgess for Grampound 1571. Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk 1567-68. Sheriff of Norfolk 1580-81.

    From the History of Parliament:

    Though a younger son, Clere succeeded to an extensive patrimony on the north-east coast of Norfolk, being licensed to enter his lands on 22 Feb. 1558. In May of that year he purchased further property at Wymondham, and in 1561, on the death of his great-uncle Sir James Boleyn he inherited Blickling, which he made his chief seat. On the death of his father-in-law (Sir) Richard Fulmerston in 1567, Clere and his wife came into possession of most of his extensive estates in and around Thetford as well as inheriting most of his personal property.

    Thus, after 1567 Clere was one of the greatest landowners in Norfolk, appearing in 1588 on Lord Burghley's list of 'knights of great possessions' able to support a peerage. He was a second cousin to the Queen and to Lord Hunsdon, and brother-in-law to Walter Haddon, the master of requests. His connexion with the Duke of Norfolk through his father-in-law Fulmerston, the Duke's servant, caused him to be among those questioned on Norfolk's arrest in October 1569, and in September 1571 he and others were ordered to take an inventory of the Duke's goods at Kenninghall. In 1570 he was made collector in Norfolk of the forced loan. This inevitably made him unpopular with his fellow gentry, and gave rise to probably well-founded accusations of fraud and extortion. He was also in conflict with his manorial tenants, and at loggerheads with the Thetford corporation. He had to attend upon the Privy Council for a while after the forced loan episode, but he never lost the Council's confidence. In 1578 he entertained the Queen during her Norfolk progress, 'worthily feasted' her retinue, and was knighted by the Queen at Norwich. In 1583 he signed a petition on behalf of certain puritan ministers and four years later was noted by the bishop of Norwich as a 'favourer of religion'.

    Clere's election at Thetford to the Parliaments of 1558 and 1563 was due to the local influence of his father-in-law, Fulmerston. Clere succeeded to Fulmerston's land in 1567 and what made him resort to Grampound for a seat in 1571 is not evident, nor is it clear who was his patron there. Possibly there was a court connexion with the 2nd Earl of Bedford. Clere's committee work concerned the continuance of statutes (20 Mar. 1563), priests disguised as servants (1 May 1571), and tillage and the navy (25 May 1571). He spoke on the treasons bill (9 Apr. 1571), the anonymous diarist commenting, 'Mr. Clere of Norfolk, a gentleman of great possessions, made hereupon a staggering speech: his conclusion I did not conceive'. Of another speech, again on a religious topic (11 Apr.), he wrote 'such was my ill hap I could not understand what reason he made'. D'Ewes records Clere as speaking on the bill for Bristol, also on 11 Apr. In the discussion on Strickland's case on 20 Apr., he defended the prerogative of the Crown.

    In 1572 Clere decided to try for the county seat, Sir Thomas Cornwallis reporting just before the election that Clere 'leaveth no stone untouched that may further his part', and that 'a great number of the shire' were 'evil affected towards him'. Unsuccessful, he wrote a series of letters to Richard Southwell, whom he had addressed as 'loving cousin and friend' when canvassing support beforehand, describing his 'found falsehood', and contrasting Southwell's 'overt action in so great an assembly' with his 'former pretended opinion'.

    In October 1586 he and his fellow deputy lieutenant Sir William Heydon were ordered by the Privy Council to ensure that at the new election of knights of the shire 'fit men may be chosen, known to be well affected to religion and the present estate', and Clere wrote to his friend, Bassingbourne Gawdy, suggesting that he stand, adding that if he himself were not incapacitated by a rupture, he 'should be willing to be with you there'. The Norfolk gentry at this time were divided. In the north of the county Clere and Sir William Heydon, after initial quarrels over the rights of Clere's second wife to the Heydon manor of Saxlingham, had united against Nathaniel Bacon, the Knyvet and Wyndham families and others of their neighbours. Soon after the 1586 election they apparently persuaded the lord lieutenant, Hunsdon, to replace Sir Thomas Knyvet by their friend Sir Arthur Heveningham as a deputy lieutenant, and had several of their opponents turned off the commission of the peace. During the next few years Clere can generally be found on the side of Heveningham in the latter's quarrels with the Bacon faction over such contentious matters as the organisation of county musters.

    Clere's eldest son Edward, already in 1585 'in peril divers ways of imprisonment and shame', was accused in the next reign of sheltering a seminary priest and from 1606 spent much of his life in prison. Clere therefore did his best to keep his property out of his eldest son's hands, though he could not break the entail on the Fulmerston estate. By various settlements and by his will, made in April 1605, he divided the rest between the younger sons, Sir Francis and Robert, and his grandson Henry. Most of the land eventually reverted to Henry, who became a baronet in 1620 and died s.p. in 1622. Clere's will contained bequests to other relatives, and arranged for the foundation of a fellowship and scholarship at St. John's, Cambridge. Most of the personal property was left to the widow, the sole executrix, who had a life interest in Blickling. One of the two supervisors was his 'old well tried friend' Dru Drury. Clere died in London on 3 June 1606, and was buried at Blickling.

    Edward married Frances Fulmerston about 16 Dec 1554. Frances (daughter of Richard Fulmerston and Alice Lonzam) died on 20 Mar 1580 in Blickling, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 25. Anne Clere  Descendancy chart to this point died before 4 Nov 1616.

  4. 22.  Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland Descendancy chart to this point (18.Anne5, 11.Thomas4, 5.William3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) was born on 7 Sep 1533 in Greenwich Palace, Kent, England; died on 24 Mar 1603 in Richmond Palace, Surrey, England; was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England.


Generation: 7

  1. 23.  Everard Digby Descendancy chart to this point (19.Kenelm6, 13.Margery5, 7.John4, 3.Anne3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) died in 1592.

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

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

  2. 24.  Anne Paston Descendancy chart to this point (20.William6, 15.Erasmus5, 8.Bridget4, 3.Anne3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) was born before 16 Jul 1553; died in 1637.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 16 Jul 1553, St. Margaret's, Paston, Norfolk, England

    Anne married Anthony Cope on 7 Apr 1600. Anthony (son of Edward Cope and Elizabeth Mohun) was born between 1548 and 1550; died on 6 Jul 1614. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 25.  Anne Clere Descendancy chart to this point (21.Edward6, 17.John5, 10.Alice4, 5.William3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) died before 4 Nov 1616.

    Anne married William Gilbert on 23 Apr 1578 in Blickling, Norfolk, England. William died before 21 Feb 1608; was buried on 21 Feb 1608 in Mickleover, Derbyshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 27. Temperance Gilbert  Descendancy chart to this point died before 6 Nov 1648.

    Anne married Okeover Crompton about 1610. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]



Generation: 8

  1. 26.  Everard Digby Descendancy chart to this point (23.Everard7, 19.Kenelm6, 13.Margery5, 7.John4, 3.Anne3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) 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. 28. Kenelm Digby  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 11 Jul 1603; died on 11 Jun 1665.

  2. 27.  Temperance Gilbert Descendancy chart to this point (25.Anne7, 21.Edward6, 17.John5, 10.Alice4, 5.William3, 2.Geoffrey2, 1.Geoffrey1) died before 6 Nov 1648.

    Notes:

    Her second husband was William Hopkins. Administration on the estate of Temperance Hopkins who died overseas was granted to him on 6 Nov 1648 by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. For this reason it is suspected that she emigrated to New England with her daughter.

    Family/Spouse: John Alsop. John (son of Anthony Alsop and Jane Smith) was born about 1596 in of Alsop-le-Dale, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England; died between 28 Mar 1631 and 8 Jun 1631. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 29. Elizabeth Alsop  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in Derbyshire, England; died in Jul 1688 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut.