St. LEGER FAMILY

Robertus De Vilapari Sancto Leodegario

Born: ABT 1010, St Leger en Yvelines-Rambouillet, France

Buried: ABT 1087

Notes: Probably related to the Vicomte de Chartres. Fought at the Battle of Hastings. Also owned lands near to Avranches. He was already a large landowner in Sussex, England before the Norman Conquest, and is also thought to be of the family of Robert, Count of Eu, in France. St. Leger family derive their French tithes. Thought to be,with the de Clare family, descended from Robert, 1st Duke of Normandy. Was Master of the Chase. With William the Conqueror at Seige of Exeter 1068. Brompton Regis. Lord of St Leger en Yvelines-Rambouillet des Aubees.

Married: ?

Children:

1. Ralph De St. LEGER

2. Guy De St. LEGER

3. Jean De St. LEGER (Sir)

4. Robert St. LEGER of Ulcombe

5. William De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)


Ralph De St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1036

Notes: Accompanied William the Conqueror to England and fought at the Battle of Hastings.

Father: Robertus De Vilapari Sancto Leodegario

Mother: ?


Guy De St. LEGER

Notes: Knight to Abbey of Ely.

Father: Robertus De Vilapari Sancto Leodegario

Mother: ?


Jean De St. LEGER (Sir)

Notes: Crusader 1097. Show in the list of Norman knights at the 1st Crusade who accompanied Robert Duke of Normandy, in 1096. It is possible that Jean founded a family of St Legers found in Pays De Caux in ancient times. The Christian name of Jean is very prominent in that family. There was a Jean St. Leger with the King Philip Augustus in Palestine in 1191. A Jean St. Leger was also a Benedictine and Abbot of St Wandrille in the 14th century. Yet another Jean St. Leger served with Henry of Navarre.

Father: Robertus De Vilapari Sancto Leodegario

Mother: ?


Robert St. LEGER of Ulcombe

Father: Robertus De Vilapari Sancto Leodegario

Mother: ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. Thomas St. LEGER (Sir)


Thomas St. LEGER (Sir)

Father: Robert St. LEGER of Ulcombe

Mother: ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)

2. Richard St. LEGER

3. Hugh St. LEGER of Knolton (Sir)


Hugh St. LEGER of Knolton (Sir)

Father: Thomas St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. Phillip St. LEGER of Rising

2. Joan St. LEGER


Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)

Buried: Ulcombe Churche

Notes: present at the siege of Acre 1187. He "warred for 15 years in the Holy Land" as stated on his tomb in Ulcombe Church. Leaving with the King in 1186 he returned to England in 1201/2. It is difficult to separate his deeds from those of his son of the same name who was active at the same time, he also had a younger son Hugh. Both Ralph and Hugh St. Leger were witness to Magna Assise (1201) in the Courts of Justice when the King opposed the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Father: Thomas St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)


Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)

Born: ABT 1170

Notes: Juror at the Assize 1201

Father: Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. John St. LEGER of Ulcombe (Sir)


John St. LEGER of Ulcombe (Sir)

Died: 1234

Notes: Also Lord of Pluckley and Woodnesboro. Succeeded his father as Lord of Ulcombe around 1225. He died young in 1234, leaving a widow whose first name was Johanna or Jeanne. She claimed one third of the land at Ulcombe for her widows portion. Sir John St. Leger's death also caused some conflict between the Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton and the Countess Alice d'Eu. John left three children, the eldest of whom Ralph succeded him, and the youngest of whom was known as Nicholas of Sellinger (a bastardisation of St. Leger)

Father: Ralph St. LEGER / Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: ?

Married: Joan ?


William De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1061, Fairligh, Sussex, England

Died: 1120

Notes: Lord of St Leger in Eu in Normandy, and Fairlight and Wertlignes in Sussex and Ulcombe in Kent. Succeeded his father in the lands gained at the Norman Conquest. But he also possessed whilst his father was alive, considerable land in Sussex probably part of his wife's dowry. The both donated the tythes of their manor at Promhill-Sussex to Battle Abbey between 1090 and 1100.

Father: Robertus De Vilapari Sancto Leodegario

Mother: ?

Married: Cecilia De ROMNEY (b. ABT 1065) ABT 1086, Fairligh, Sussex, England

Children:

1. Geoffrey De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

2. Clarambaud De St. LEGER

3. Ralph De St. LEGER

4. William De St. LEGER

5. Cecilia De St. LEGER


Clarambaud De St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1089

Notes: Granted lands to Battle Abbey in conjunction with his father in the time of Henry I.

Father: William De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Cecilia De ROMNEY


Geoffrey De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1087, Fairligh, Sussex, England

Father: William De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Cecilia De ROMNEY

Married: Agnes De CLARE (b. ABT 1091) ABT 1112, Fairligh, Sussex, England

Children:

1. Reginald De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

2. Thomas De St. LEGER

3. William De St. LEGER

4. Goddard De St. LEGER of Goderville


Thomas De St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1115

Died: 1183

Notes: Inherited Fairlight in Sussex and the lordships of St Leger at Foucarmont and Bois Hubert in Normany France. He is mentioned in documents of the Priory at Lewes in Sussex and the Abbey of St. Martin, Battle. In 1150 he was a witness when his brother Reginald gave his manor at Cortesley to the priory at Lewes. At the same time he witnessed the gift of land and sea at Winchelsea by his brother Geoffrey to Battle Abbey. Helped to Found the Priory at Robertsbridge, Sussex.

Father: Geoffrey De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Agnes De CLARE

Married: Alice De St. MARTIN (dau. of Walter De St. Martin)

Children:

1. Jean De St. LEGER

2. Wizo De St. LEGER (b. 1161 - d. 1205)

3. Richard De St. LEGER

4. Walter De St. LEGER (Monk at Fourcamont)

5. William De St. LEGER (Monk at Fourcamont)

6. Alicia De St. LEGER


Alicia De St. LEGER

Father: Thomas De St. LEGER

Mother: Alice De St. MARTIN

Married: Enguerrand De BOUAFFLES


Jean De St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1160

Died: 1216

Notes: Living mainly on his French lands in Normandy whilst his brother Wizo cared fo the lands at Fairlight in Sussex. As a result of his feudal duties accompanied the French King Phillip August on his conquest of Normandy, placed thus in a bad position, in reprisal the English King confiscated his English lands and arrested him on reconquering Normandy. Jean was held prisoner at Corfe Castle in Dorset for many years.The Barons revolt allowed the St. Leger family to offer ransom release aided by the Master Templar Roger St. Leger on 30 Aug 1216.

Father: Thomas De St. LEGER

Mother: Alice De St. MARTIN

Married: Heudiart De DENE

Children:

1. Geoffrey De St. LEGER

2. Walter De St. LEGER

3. Henri De St. LEGER (Abbot of Bec-Hellouin)


Henri De St. LEGER (Abbot of Bec-Hellouin)

Born: ABT 1182

Notes: Benedictine Monk. 14th Abbot of the Abbey of Bec-Hellouin in the Bishopric of Evreux France. "A personage of High Birth and very educated in his ways". Blessed by Theobald Archbishop of Rouen before his appointment in 1223.He was involved in the building aqueducts for bringing water to different parts of the Abbey.

Father: Jean De St. LEGER

Mother: Heudiart De DENE


Walter De St. LEGER

Died: ABT 1247

Notes: Lord of Campgneuseville.

Father: Jean De St. LEGER

Mother: Heudiart De DENE

Married: ?

Children:

1. Heudiert De St. LEGER


Heudiert De St. LEGER

Father: Walter De St. LEGER

Mother: ?

Married 1: Thomas De CLAIES

Married 2: Pierre De La CHAPELLE


Geoffrey De St. LEGER

Died: ABT 1240

Father: Jean De St. LEGER

Mother: Heudiart De DENE

Married: Phillippa De BAILLEUL

Children:

1. Emma De St. LEGER

2. Thomas De St. LEGER

3. William De St. LEGER

4. John De St. LEGER (Chaplain of Windsor)


Emma De St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1210

Father: Geoffrey De St. LEGER

Mother: Phillippa De BAILLEUL

Married: Walter De BASKERVILLE


William De St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1210

Father: Geoffrey De St. LEGER

Mother: Phillippa De BAILLEUL

Married: Alicia ?

Children:

1. Alicia De St. LEGER


Alicia De St. LEGER

Father: William De St. LEGER

Mother: Alica ?

Married: Robert De BEAUCHAMP

Children:

1. James De BEAUCHAMP (d. 1285)


Thomas De St. LEGER

Born: 1210

Died: 1250

Father: Geoffrey De St. LEGER

Mother: Phillippa De BAILLEUL

Married: ?

Children:

1. Geoffrey De St. LEGER


William De St. LEGER

Notes: Lord of the Manor of Sowkerness or Sockernersh a manor situated in the extreme North of the parish of Brightling in the area of Battle Abbey about thirty kilometres from the sea. The present house erected on the ruins of the old in Elizabethan times is built in the same style as the ancient Norman manors. He had there an important forge for the manufacture of arms and armour. This was an importance source of revenue. He also owned other property beside the sea between the towns of Rye and Winchelsea. Witness to donations to Lewe.

Father: Geoffrey De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Agnes De CLARE

Married: Avelina ?

Children:

1. Isabel De St. LEGER

2. Dau. De St. LEGER

3. Agnes De St. LEGER

4. Roger De St. LEGER (Sir)


Isabel De St. LEGER

Father: William De St. LEGER

Mother: Avelina ?

Married: Robert De HASTINGS

Children:

1. William De HASTINGS


Dau. De St. LEGER

Father: William De St. LEGER

Mother: Avelina ?

Married: Fulke D'OIRY

Children:

1. William D'OIRY


Agnes De St. LEGER

Father: William De St. LEGER

Mother: Avelina ?

Married: Mathew De BEAUMAIS

Children:

1. Ralph De BEAUMAIS


Roger De St. LEGER (Sir)

Notes: At the end of the 12th century Sir Roger gave to the monks of Robert sbridge all the tithes of his lands at Sokerness and the seas around Rye, situated between the lands of Robert de Crevecouer and the town of Winchelsea. Master of the Knights Templar 1217.

Father: William De St. LEGER

Mother: Avelina ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. William De St. LEGER (Sir)


William De St. LEGER (Sir)

Father: Roger De St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: ?

Married: Dau. De MUNDEFIELD

Children:

1. Roger De St. LEGER

2. Adam De St. LEGER

3. Laurent De St. LEGER


Roger De St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1220

Died: 1270

Notes: Lord of Sowkerness. He also possessed property between Rye and Winchelsea. Important salt marshes.

Father: William De St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Dau. De MUNDEFIELD

Married: Margery ?

Children:

1. William De St. LEGER


William De St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1245

Father: Roger De St. LEGER

Mother: Margery ?

Married: Christina ?

Children:

1. Isabel De St. LEGER

2. Margery De St. LEGER


Isabel De St. LEGER

Father: William De St. LEGER

Mother: Christina ?

Married: Robert De ECHYNGHAM


Laurent De St. LEGER

Died: 1275

Father: William De St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Dau. De MUNDEFIELD

Married: Agnes De BORDENAY

Children:

1. Geoffrey De St. LEGER

2. William De St. LEGER


Reginald De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1115, Wartling, Sussex, England

Died: 1176

Notes: Honour of Dunster? Gave Knights Service to William the Marshall. Made two extremely important marriages to the heiress of the family of Eu in France and secondly to the heiress of the de la Mare family descended from Rollo Duke of Normandy.

Father: Geoffrey De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Agnes De CLARE

Married 1: Helisende De EU

Children:

1. Emma De St. LEGER

2. William De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

3. Geoffrey De St. LEGER

4. Reginald De St. LEGER

Married 2: Hawise De La MARE


Geoffrey De St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1135, Wartling, Sussex, England

Notes: Served in Ireland with William de Clare. Owner of the manors of Offley and Cockernhoe. It is recorded that the steward and the Earl of Gloucester and an armed force destroyed the house at Offley by fire. (Ref Annals of the Priory of Dunstable). The reason is not known.

Father: Reginald De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Helisende De EU

Married: Isabelle ?

Children:

1. Geoffrey FITZGEOFFREY (d. 1240) (m. Agnes ?)


Reginald De St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1135, Wartling, Sussex, England

Notes: Barony of Dunster of Norman Origon given by William the Conqueror to William de Mohun. Reginald St. Leger paid a feoffe of 1?Knights Service to the Barony as stated by the "Honour of Dunster" The Barony owned estates in Somerset, Dorset, Wilts and Devon. He was Lord of Totbeare in Dorset.

Father: Reginald De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Helisende De EU

Married: Juliana RUSSELL

Children:

1. Reginald St. LEGER of Totbeare


Emma De St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1149, Wartling, Sussex, England

Father: Reginald De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Helisende De EU

Married: Hugh De LONGCHAMP (b. ABT 1149) ABT 1174, Wilton, Herefordshire, England

Children:

1. Henry De LONGCHAMP (b. ABT 1177 - d. ABT 1212)

2. Geoffrey De LONGCHAMP (b. ABT 1175)


William De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1155

Died: 1220

Buried: Ulcombe Church, Kent, England

Notes: A follower of William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke. Served in Ireland. Received Rosconnel and Tullaghanbrogue with large grants of Westmeath. Constable of Carmarthen, Wales 1180- 1198. Sheriff of Pembroke 1208. Father of the St Legers of County Kilkenny.

Father: Reginald De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Helisende De EU

Married: Joan De SACKVILLE

Children:

1. Geoffrey De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

2. Alice De St. LEGER

3. Son De St. LEGER

4. William De St. LEGER (Sir)


William De St. LEGER (Sir)

Born: ABT 1195

Father: William De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Joan De SACKVILLE

Married 1: Alice ? (w. of Robert De Mucegros)

Married 2: Isabel De GLANVILLE


Geoffrey De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1190

Father: William De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Joan De SACKVILLE

Married: Jeanne ?

Children:

1. William De St. LEGER


William De St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1210

Died: 1262

Father: Geoffrey De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jeanne ?

Married: Sibille De ETCHINGHAM

Children:

1. Geoffrey De St. LEGER

2. Simon De St. LEGER


Geoffrey De St. LEGER

Born: 1240

Died: 1272

Father: William De St. LEGER / Thomas De St. LEGER

Mother: Sibille De ETCHINGHAM / ?

Married: Agnes De WARBLINGTON 1264

Children:

1. John De St. LEGER

2. Thomas De St. LEGER


John De St. LEGER

Born: 1267

Died: 1311

Father: Geoffrey De St. LEGER

Mother: Agnes De WARBLINGTON

Married: Isabelle De HAVERING

Children:

1. John De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

2. Richard De St. LEGER

3. Thomas De St. LEGER


John De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Born: 1290

Died: 20 Aug 1326

Notes: Died after being thrown from or kicked by his horse. In the Abbey of St Albans there is a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary donated by John St. Leger and Thomas de Hoo. John de St. Leger sought protection for his journey to Carmarthen Wales. in 1322 The subsidy rolls for Hertfordshire indicate that St. Legers were paying taxes on movable property in 1301.

Father: John De St. LEGER

Mother: Isabelle De HAVERING

Married: Jeanne ?

Children:

1. Isabel De St. LEGER


Isabel De St. LEGER

Born: 16 Jun 1321, Holcote, Northamptonshire, England

Died: 12 Jul 1393

Buried: St. Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire, England

Father: John De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jeanne ?

Married: Thomas De HOO (Sir) (b. ABT 1318) BEF 16 Jun 1335

Children:

1. William De HOO (Sir) (m. Alice De St. Omer)

2. Joan De HOO (b. ABT 1358 - d. 30 May 1394) (m. Henry Ferrers, 4 B. Ferrers of Groby)

3. Thomas De HOO (Sir)

4. John De HOO


Ralph De St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1091, Fairligh, Sussex, England

Died: ABT 1150

Notes: Head of the families of Kent and Devon in England and of Cork in Ireland Witnessed a gift by his brother Geoffrey to Battle Abbey, between 1125/40.

Father: William De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Cecilia De ROMNEY

Married: Dau. De CREVEQUER

Children:

1. Gilbert De St. LEGER

2. Hamo De St. LEGER of Icklesahm (b. 1122)

3. Robert De St. LEGER


Robert De St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1125

Died: 1166

Notes: With his father and his uncle Clarambauld subscribed to a donation with Richard de Port-Mort and his wife Adelize to the Abbey of the Holy Trinity at Rouen.

Father: Ralph De St. LEGER

Mother: Dau. De CREVEQUER


Gilbert De St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1120

Buried: ABT 1175

Father: Ralph De St. LEGER

Mother: Dau. De CREVEQUER

Married: ?

Children:

1. Ralph St. LEGER

2. Richard St. LEGER

3. Robert St. LEGER


Robert St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1146

Notes: Witness with his brother and father to the donations to the priory at Leeds by Robert de Crevecouer and his son Daniel. The first witness was the Count of Clare (Strongbow), the conqueror of Ireland.

Father: Gilbert De St. LEGER

Mother: ?


Ralph St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1170, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: 1201

Notes: accompanied Richard I to Palestine for the third Crusade, taking a distinguished part in the siege of Acre in 1187. He had been in the Holy Land for 15 years.He returned to England around 1201. As his son carried the same name there are confusions but a "Ralph St. Leger" was a signatory to Magna Carta in 1215. Stemmata Leodegaria. His tomb still exists in Ulcombe Church.

Father: Gilbert De St. LEGER

Mother: ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. Hugh St. LEGER of Knolton

2. Ralph St. LEGER


Hugh St. LEGER of Knolton

Father: Ralph St. LEGER

Mother: ?

Married: Mabilia ?

Children:

1. John St. LEGER


John St. LEGER

Born: 1217

Father: Hugh St. LEGER of Knolton

Mother: Mabilia ?

Married: Matilde De CORNHILL

Children:

1. Hugh St. LEGER of Knolton

2. Sara St. LEGER


Hugh St. LEGER of Knolton

Died: 1254

Father: John St. LEGER

Mother: Matilde De CORNHILL


Ralph St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1196, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: 1220

Father: Ralph St. LEGER

Mother: ?

Married: Dau. De MALEMAINS

Children:

1. John St. LEGER / John St. LEGER of Ulcombe (Sir)

2. Robert St. LEGER (Prior of Dover) (b. ABT 1192 - d. 1246)

3. Thomas St. LEGER (Bishop of Meath)


Thomas St. LEGER (Bishop of Meath)

Born: 1240, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: 1320

Notes: Archdeacon of Kells c1275. An Anglo Norman his election as Bishop of Meath was strongly opposed by other Irish Bishops he therefore visited Rome 1282 whilst he was absent the Arch- Bishop of Armagh excommunicated him and appointed another. A further visit to Rome in 1284 and support from othr Bishops followed. A Papal Bull was addresse to King Edward I by Pope Honore IV in support of Thomas and he was consecrate on the 3 Nov 1287 in the Cathedral of Ossory at Kilkenny. He was active in raising money for the Crusades.

Father: Ralph St. LEGER

Mother: Dau. De MALEMAINS


John St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1222, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: 1255

Father: Ralph St. LEGER

Mother: Dau. De MALEMAINS

Married: Jeanne ?

Children:

1. Ralph St. LEGER

2. Nicholas St. LEGER

3. Dau. St. LEGER

4. Stephen St. LEGER


Nicholas St. LEGER

Notes: Inherited Woodnesborough from his grandmother. Known by the name of Selling or Sellinger. The arms of the Selling Family of Kent are" de sinople au chevron d'r, entre 3 tetes de dragons de meme, posees 2 et 1. Also owner of Stratfield Saye.

Father: John St. LEGER

Mother: Jeanne ?


Dau. St. LEGER

Father: John St. LEGER

Mother: Jeanne ?

Married: John De WESCOTTE

Children:

1. John De WESCOTTE

2. St. Leger De WESCOTTE

3. Thomas De WESCOTTE


Stephen St. LEGER

Father: John St. LEGER

Mother: Jeanne ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. Alice St. LEGER


Ralph St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1248, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: 1290

Father: John St. LEGER

Mother: Jeanne ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. Ralph St. LEGER


Ralph St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1274, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Father: Ralph St. LEGER

Mother: ?

Married: Joan ?

Children:

1. Bartholomew St. LEGER

2. Edmund St. LEGER


Edmund St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1290, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: 1337

Notes: cited in 1292 as tenant of part of the manor of Woodnesboro'and (Near to Eastry) Kent, and the lordship of Stratfield Saye near Southampton. Woodnesboro' had been part of the territory of Odo, Bishop of Bayeux and half brother of William the Conqueror. The family of Crevecouer had received the Lordship at the beginning of the 12th Century, it was valued at three parts of the fief of a Knight. St Legers owned a quarter and the other half belonged to the family of Selling(Nicholas de Sellinger?). Cited in many documents dated 1316/24/27/31/32. In that of 1331 he names his father, his wife Isabelle and his three sons, Thomas John and Henry. Giving knights service to Hamo de Crevecouer. In 1332 he sailed from Winchelsea to Aquitaine accompaning the King Edward III at the beginning of the 100 years war.

Father: Ralph St. LEGER

Mother: Joan ?

Married: Isabella ?

Children:

1. Thomas St. LEGER

2. John St. LEGER (b. ABT 1331 - d. 1403)

3. Henry St. LEGER


Henry St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1332

Died: 1365

Notes: In 1362 Henry approved a general order to give the Priory of Brynton to John de Mohun, Lord of Dunster in Somerset. He served the King in Gascony probably as a companion of his cousin Arnold Savage. He was assassinated there in 1365 by partisans of the French King Charles V. On returning to Parliament Savage reported the incident and also that he had apprehended the culprit but that he had escaped. King Edward III deplored the incident which had risked the peace treaty with France.

Father: Edmund St. LEGER

Mother: Isabella ?


Thomas St. LEGER

Died: 14 Jan 1360

Notes: In 1329 on the Feast of the Annunciation he "freed" his tenants, at Stratfield and Bromley. There were three copies of this contract, one held by Thomas and Elizabeth, one by the tenants themselves and one held by Sir Thomas De Warblyton, Sheriff of Southampton and a friend of both parties, they were signed in the presence of their friends, Sir Thomas Paynel, Sir John Bluett, and Sir Thomas Coudray, Knights, and several others. In return for an oath of fidelity on "The Book" the serfs were freed on Feast of the Annunciation 1329.

Father: Edmund St. LEGER

Mother: Isabella ?

Married: Elizabeth De SAY

Children:

1. Elizabeth St. LEGER

2. Edmund St. LEGER (b. 1358 - d. 1367)


Bartholomew St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1300, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Father: Ralph St. LEGER

Mother: Joan ?

Married: Anabella ? ABT 1325, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Children:

1. Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)

2. Thomas St. LEGER


Thomas St. LEGER

Died: AFT 1347

Father: Bartholomew St. LEGER

Mother: Anabella ?

Married: Lora PEYROFER

Children:

1. Thomas St. LEGER (Sir)


Thomas St. LEGER (Sir)

Born: ABT 1377, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: 1408

Buried: High Altar, Otterden, Kent, England

Notes: 1396 Sheriff of Kent. Some sources states tha his parents were Sir Ralph St. Leger and Beatrice De Haighton.

Father: Thomas St. LEGER / Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Lora PEYROFER / Beatrice De HAIGHTON

Married: Juliana POTYN (dau. of Nicholas Potyn)

Children:

1. Joan (Mary) St. LEGER

2. Eleanor St. LEGER

3. Juliana St. LEGER


Joan (Mary) St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1385, probably Otterden, Kent, England

Died: ABT 1440

Father: Thomas St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Juliana POTYN

Married 1: Henry AUCHER of Losenham

Children:

1. Henry AUCHER (d. AFT 1440) (m. Isabel Boleyn)

2. Thomas AUCHER of Losenham

Married 2: John EVIAN

Married 3: Robert CAPPES


Eleanor St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1387, probably Otterden, Kent, England

Father: Thomas St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Juliana POTYN

Married: Thomas FOGGE

Children:

1. William FOGGE


Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)

Born: 1326, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: ABT 1355

Notes: In 1337 and 1338 he appears on the Calenders of Fine Rolls where he is stated as travelling on the affairs of the King Edward III. In 1346 he paid homage to the Archbishop of Canterbury for his manor of Ulcombe. 1350 become Grand lord of Elnothington, Hollingbourne Eyhorne. Sheriff of Kent in 1347. Three times Member of Parliament for his county in 1344, 1346 & 1351.

Father: Bartholomew St. LEGER

Mother: Anabella ?

Married: Joan SAVAGE

Children:

1. Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)

2. Henry St. LEGER

3. Arnold St. LEGER (Sir)

4. Bartholomew St. LEGER

5. Eleanor St. LEGER


Bartholomew St. LEGER

Notes: Died without heirs his lands seem to have passed to his wife as she figures with him in the deeds circa 1397.

Father: Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Joan SAVAGE

Married: Joan ?


Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)

Notes: Knighted 1377. An Administrator of Kent he served as Lieutenent inherited the family fiefs in 1357. In 1368 he appears in the list of Knights sent to Gascony by Edward III after the treaty between France and England. This campaign went badly for the English King who lost all his lands in Guyenne Poiteau Rouergue and Perigord. This was the time of Charles V. In 1384 he was Member of Parliament for Essex. 1379 He was Member of Parliament for Kent and some time later took part in another campaign in Gascony. Became Chancellor of the 2nd Parliament of Richard II

Father: Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Joan SAVAGE

Married: Beatrice De HAIGHTON (eldest dau. and co-heir of Nicholas Haighton of Essex and Shropshire)

Children:

1. Nicholas St. LEGER (b. ABT 1370 - d. ABT 1404 dsp)

2. Thomas St. LEGER (Sir)

3. Alice St. LEGER

4. Phillip St. LEGER


Alice St. LEGER

Notes: Left three children, who all died young. She had been married at 14, d. at 21. Thus the senior line of the St. Leger family became extinct c.1400. The ancestral lands passed to Arnold St. Leger oldest cousin of her brother Nicholas, Thomas who had predeceased Alice herself.

Father: Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Beatrice De HAIGHTON

Married: Edward TREGOZ De Lydiard

Children:

1. Edward TREGOZ

2. Son TREGOZ

3. Joan TREGOZ


Arnold St. LEGER (Sir)

Born: 1352, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: 1399

Notes: Lord of Fethersdon Pluckley Stanford and Elnotington. 2nd son. 1355 was Lieutenant of Kent. 1368 made several arrangements with his farmers 1376. Member of Parliament for Kent. 1377/1378 summoned to serve in Guyenne against the French. During his absence his manor of Boketon in Kent was attacked even though it was under the protection of the King, and eight bulls were stolen and his bailiff John Chelyngton was attacked. A John Cobham was imprisoned on 14 Feb 1378. 1385 summoned with Ralph and Thomas to round up all soldiers for the French war.

Father: Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Joan SAVAGE

Married: Joan ?

Children:

1. Arnold St. LEGER

2. John St. LEGER

3. Thomas St. LEGER


John St. LEGER

Died: 1434

Notes: Left his inheritence to his nephew John St. Leger who has also inhertited the lands of his father and the head of the family Sir Ralph.

Father: Arnold St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Joan ?


Thomas St. LEGER

Notes: In 1423 Thomas Seinleger, man at arms fought in Gascony , he was living in 1434 and was the heir of his brother John. In 1423 a Thomas St. Leger took action against a William Parker and Margaret his wife. The object of their litigation was the Manor of Stonlyncke in Sussex, and the manor of Orlaston in Kent. Stonlncke had formed part of the Manor of Fairligh which had belonged to the oldest branch of the St. Leger family since the 11 Century.

Father: Arnold St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Joan ?


Arnold St. LEGER

Born: 1378, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: 1431

Notes: Inherited all the lands of his father and his senior cousin Thomas around 1410. In 1407 he nominated the church at Hollingbourne as a parish church. The name of his wife is not known and he left only one son John. He was also Lord of Featherstone/Stanford and Elnotingen. Became Lord of Ulcombe and therefore head of the 2nd line.

Father: Arnold St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Joan ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. John St. LEGER of Ulcombe (Sir)


John St. LEGER of Ulcombe (Sir)

Born: ABT 1404, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: 16 May 1442, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Notes: Sheriff of Kent.

Father: Arnold St. LEGER

Mother: ?

Married 1: Margery DONNETT (b. 1408) (dau. of James Donnet of Sileham) BET 1420 / 1428

Children:

1. Alice St. LEGER

2. Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)

3. Thomas St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

4. Bartholomew St. LEGER

5. Florence St. LEGER

6. Isabel St. LEGER

7. James St. LEGER of Shipton (Sir)

8. John St. LEGER

9. Phillippa St. LEGER

10. Margaret St. LEGER (B. Clinton of Marstoke)

Married 2: Margaret CHENEY 1437?


Margaret St. LEGER (B. Clinton of Marstoke)

Born: ABT 1455, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: 1 Feb 1495/6

Father: John St. LEGER of Ulcombe (Sir)

Mother: Margery DONNET

Married 1: John De CLINTON (5 B. Clinton of Marstoke) ABT 1464, Ulcombe, Kent, England?

Married 2: Walter HUNGERFORD ABT 1480

Children:

1. Richard HUNGERFORD (b. 1484)

2. Margaret HUNGERFORD (b. 1486)

3. Nicholas HUNGERFORD (b. 1488)

Married 3: John HEVENINGHAM (Sir) (son of Sir John Heveningham and Elizabeth Redesham) (w.1 of Alice Savile - w.2 of Alice Bruyn)

Children:

4. George HEVENINGHAM (Sir) (m. Catherine Burgoyne)


Isabel St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1437, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Father: John St. LEGER of Ulcombe (Sir)

Mother: Margery DONNET

Married: Thomas MILBOURNE

Florence St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1435, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: 15 Mar 1500/01, Witham, Essex, England

Father: John St. LEGER of Ulcombe (Sir)

Mother: Margery DONNET

Married 1: John BROKEMAN

Children:

1. William BROCKMAN

Married 2: John CLIFFORD ABT 1460, Bobbing, Kent, England

Children:

2. Thomas CLIFFORD of Borscomb

3. William CLIFFORD

4. Anne CLIFFORD


Phillippa St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1433, Nettlestead, Kent, England

Father: John St. LEGER of Ulcombe (Sir)

Mother: Margery DONNET

Married 1: John De PYMPE (b. 1429) (son of John De Pympe) ABT 1458, Nettlestead, Kent, England

Children:

1. Anne De PYMPE (b. 1459) (m. Sir Richard Guildford)

2. Winifred De PYMPE (m. John Rainsford of Bradfield)

3. Reginald De PYMPE (m. Elizabeth Pashley)

Married 2: John GUILDFORD (Sir Knight)

Thomas St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1419 / 1440, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: 8 Nov 1483, Exeter, Devonshire, England

Buried: St. George Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England

Notes: Executed at Exeter Conduit.

Father: John St. LEGER of Ulcombe (Sir)

Mother: Margery DONNET

Married 1: Anne PLANTAGENET (D. Exeter) ABT 1472

Children:

1. Anne St. LEGER (B. Ros)

2. Anthony St. LEGER

Married 2: ? AFT 1476

Children:

3. Anthony St. LEGER (Sir)

Married 3: ?


Anthony St. LEGER (Sir)

Born: ABT 1478, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Father: Thomas St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: ?

Married: Elizabeth DIGBY


Anne St. LEGER (B. Ros)

Born: ABT 1466, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: 21 Apr 1526

Buried: St. George Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England

Notes: declared the heiress to the Exeter estates. Contracted in 1483 to marry Thomas Grey, but the marriage did not take place and Anne finally married George Manners, Lord Ros.

Father: Thomas St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne PLANTAGENET (D. Exeter)

Married: George MANNERS (12 B. Ros) ABT 1490

Children:

1. Thomas MANNERS (1 E. Rutland)

2. Eleanor MANNERS (C. Bath)

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The tomb of Sir George Manners and his wife Anne Plantagenet

St. George Chapel

Windsor Castle

3. Richard MANNERS (Sir Knight)

4. Margaret MANNERS

5. Catherine MANNERS

6. Oliver MANNERS (Sir Knight) (b. 1492)

7. John MANNERS (b. ABT 1504)

8. Anne MANNERS

9. Elizabeth MANNERS

10. Anthony MANNERS (b. 1494)

11. Cecily MANNERS (b. ABT 1496)

12. Son MANNERS


Bartholomew St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1442, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: 4 Jan 1483 / AFT 14 Feb 1516, Hoacomb, Kent, England

Buried: Sherwell

Father: John St. LEGER of Ulcombe (Sir)

Mother: Margery DONNET

Married: Blanche BOURCHIER

Children:

1. Anne St. LEGER

2. Margaret St. LEGER


Anne St. LEGER

Father: Bartholomew St. LEGER

Mother: Blanche BOURCHIER

Married: Alexander WOOD (son of Richard Wood and Emma Bear) ABT 1530, Weymouth, Dorset, England

Children:

1. Richard WOOD (m. Izotte Copplestone)


Margaret St. LEGER

Father: Bartholomew St. LEGER

Mother: Blanche BOURCHIER

Married: John COPPLESTONE of Copleston (son of Roger Copplestone and Ellen Arundell) (m.2 Catherine Bridges)


James St. LEGER of Shipton (Sir)

Born: ABT 1441, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: AFT 1509, Devonshire, England

Buried: Monkleigh, Devonshire, England

Father: John St. LEGER of Ulcombe (Sir)

Mother: Margery DONNET

Married: Anne BUTLER BEF 1485, England

Children:

1. George St. LEGER (Sir)

2. Anthony St. LEGER (b. 1468)

3. Robert St. LEGER (b. 1470)

4. Anne St. LEGER

5. Thomas St. LEGER

6. James St. LEGER (d. 1532)


Anne St. LEGER

Father: James St. LEGER of Shipton (Sir)

Mother: Anne BUTLER

Married: Jasper HORSEY (d. 1532) (son of Jasper Horsey and Joan Wilford)


George St. LEGER (Sir)

Born: ABT 1475

Died: 1536

Notes: Inherited Lundy Eggesford, Annery, Monkleigh in Devon and other properties in Kent and Sussex from his maternal grandfather the Earl of Ormond. A chief courtier to King Henry VIII, his wife was Lady in waiting to Catalina of Aragon and they both attended the "Field of the Cloth of Gold" in France. They also attended the coronation of Anne Boleyn, his cousin on 29 May 1533 in Westminster Abbey. His son was awarded many lands in Devon in Exchange for Kent property owned by his grandmother. "Served" at Exeter Cathedral.

Father: James St. LEGER of Shipton (Sir)

Mother: Anne BUTLER

Married: Anne KNYVETT

Children:

1. John St. LEGER of Annery (Sir Knight)

2. Catherine St. LEGER

3. George St. LEGER

4. Lath St. LEGER


Catherine St. LEGER

Father: George St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Anne KNYVETT

Married 1: George COURTENAY 14 Jan 1528, Exeter

Children:

1. Mary COURTENAY

2. William COURTENAY of Powderham (Sir)

Married 2: John ZOUCHE (Sir) ABT 1543


Lath St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1517

Father: George St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Anne KNYVETT

Married: John ZOUCHE (Sir) ABT 1531

Children:

1. John ZOUCHE

2. Daniel ZOUCHE

3. Dudley ZOUCHE

4. Francis ZOUCHE

5. Elizabeth ZOUCHE (b. 1540 - d. 1621)

6. Edmund ZOUCHE


John St. LEGER of Annery (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1520, Annery, Monkleigh, Devon, England

Died: 8 Oct 1596, Devonshire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: George St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Anne KNYVETT

Married 1: Catherine NEVILLE ABT 1540

Children:

1. Frances St. LEGER

2. John St. LEGER

3. Charles St. LEGER

4. Daniel St. LEGER

5. Elizabeth St. LEGER

6. Ulalia St. LEGER

7. Margaret St. LEGER

8. Catherine St. LEGER (b. 1572 - d. 1620)

9. Jane St. LEGER

10. Mary St. LEGER

11. Dudley St. LEGER (b. 1578 - d. 1627)

Married 2: Martha SCUDAMORE


Ulalia St. LEGER

Died: AFT 1590

Father: John St. LEGER of Annery (Sir Knight)

Mother: Catherine NEVILLE

Married 1: Edmund TREMAYNE (d. 20 Sep 1582) (son of Thomas Tremayne and Phillippa Grenville) 26 Sep 1576

Children:

1. Elizabeth TREMAYNE

2. Francis TREMAYNE

3. Phillippa TREMAYNE

Married 2: Tristram ARSCOTT (son of Richard Arscott and Mary Fitz)

Children:

4. John ARSCOTT

5. Tristram ARSCOTT

6. Catherine ARSCOTT

7. Mary ARSCOTT


Margaret St. LEGER

Father: John St. LEGER of Annery (Sir Knight)

Mother: Catherine NEVILLE

Married: Richard BELLEW of Ashe & Alverdiscombe

Children:

1. Eleanor BELLEW (m.1 Richard Copplestone - m.2 Humphrey Prowse)


Frances St. LEGER

Died: BEF 1597

Father: John St. LEGER of Annery (Sir Knight)

Mother: Catherine NEVILLE

Married 1: Son CULPEPPER

Married 2: John STUCLEY of Affeton (b. 1551 - d. 15 Jan 1610/1) (son of Lewis Stucley and Anne Hill) (m.2 Mary Redman) ABT 1573

Children:

1. Catherine STUCLEY (m. Thomas Dowrish)

2. Lewis STUCLEY of Affeton (Sir Knight) (m. Frances Moncke)

3. Gertrude STUCLEY (m.1 Adam Williams - m.2 Humphrey Bury)

4. Anne STUCLEY (m.1 John Langford - m.2 William Coede - m.3 John Rowe)

5. Thomas STUCLEY

6. Mary STUCLEY (m. Simon Weekes)


Mary St. LEGER

Died: 1623, Bideford, Devon, England

Buried: 5 Nov 1623, Bideford Church, Devon, England

Notes: The Grenvilles were in Cork in Ireland from 1568-1579 and at one point in Jun 1569, Mary and Ursula Neville, wife of Sir Warham St. Leger, (Marys cousin) were besieged by rebels and had to seek refuge with Thomas Butler,  Earl of Ormonde at Kilkenny. Their husbands were at that time in England, seeking further support against the rebels. As a widow, Mary lived at Bideford. Inherited the island of Lundy which she passed to her son Barnard Grenville who in turn passed it to his son Sir Bevil. It had been in the family for generations since Anne St. Leger had inherited from her father Thomas Butler, Earl of Ormond. Lived at Bideford after the death of her husband at the Battle of Flores. Her will made at Bideford 11 Jun 1618; Proved 24 Nov 1623.

Father: John St. LEGER of Annery (Sir Knight)

Mother: Catherine NEVILLE

Married: Richard GRENVILLE of Stow (Sir) (b. 1542 - d. 1591) (son of Roger Granville and Thomasine Cole) (See his Biography)

Children:

1. Barnard GRENVILLE (b. 1568 - d. 1636) (m. Elizabeth Beville)

2. John GRENVILLE (d. 1595)

3. Ursula GRENVILLE (d. 1643)

4. Catherine GRENVILLE

5. Bridget GRENVILLE (d. 1578)

6. Son GRENVILLE

7. Rebecca GRENVILLE

8. Roger GRENVILLE (d. Dec 1565)


John St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1560

Died: 1599

Notes: Landowner at Canonsleigh. He left his son in extreme poverty: "he was arrested for debt in extreme misery". Letters to Sir Robert Cecil. See Hatfield Mss.MVW Part x1 P.386.424.43 436 Devon and Cornwall. 1616 John St Leger sold land at Aldgate, 9 houses in St Catharines Creechurch, to Thomas Howe of Gent.

Father: John St. LEGER of Annery (Sir Knight)

Mother: Catherine NEVILLE

Married: ?

Children:

1. John St. LEGER


Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)

Born: ABT 1430, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: ABT 1470, Kent, England

Buried: Sussex, England

Notes: 1461 Constable of Leeds Castle, Kent.

Father: John St. LEGER of Ulcombe (Sir)

Mother: Margery DONNET

Married 1: Margaret TYRRELL

Children:

1. Anne St. LEGER

2. James St. LEGER

3. Son St. LEGER

Married 2: Anne MAUNSE (b. 1432)

Children:

4. Ralph St. LEGER

3. Jacquetta St. LEGER


Jacquetta St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1456

Father: Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Anne MAUNSE

Married: John FORTESCUE of Filleigh

Children:

1. Bartholomew FORTESCUE of Filleigh

2. George FORTESCUE


Ralph St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1458, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Father: Ralph St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Margaret TYRRELL

Married: Elizabeth HAWTE (b. ABT 1458) (dau. of Richard Hawte and Elizabeth Tyrrell)

Children:

1. Ralph St. LEGER


Ralph St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1478, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Father: Ralph St. LEGER

Mother: Elizabeth HAWTE

Married: Anne PROPHET

Children:

1. Anthony St. LEGER (Sir Sheriff of Kent)

2. John St. LEGER

3. Arthur St. LEGER (Rector of Hollingbourne) (d. 1568)

4. Thomas St. LEGER (Rector of Ulcombe) (d. AFT 1584)

5. George St. LEGER

6. Robert St. LEGER (Constable of Dungarvan) (d. AFT 1543)

7. Edward St. LEGER

8. William St. LEGER (Recorder of Bylsington)

9. Dorothy St. LEGER

10. Son St. LEGER

Dorothy St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1510, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Father: Ralph St. LEGER

Mother: Anne PROPHET

Married: Son WHEELER


Anthony St. LEGER (Sir Sheriff of Kent)

Born: ABT 1496, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: 16 Mar 1558/9, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Buried: Croydon, Surrey, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Ralph St. LEGER

Mother: Anne PROPHET

Married: Agnes WARHAM (d. 24 Mar 1558/9) (dau. of Hugh Warham of Croydon and Marion Cole)

Children:

1. William St. LEGER

2. Warham St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

3. Nicholas St. LEGER of Beamstone

4. Robert St. LEGER

5. Jane St. LEGER

6. Anne St. LEGER

7. Anthony St. LEGER (Sir)


Anne St. LEGER

Father: Anthony St. LEGER (Sir Sheriff of Kent)

Mother: Agnes WARHAM

Married: Francis HARRINGTON


Nicholas St. LEGER of Beamstone

Died: ABT 1589

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Anthony St. LEGER (Sir Sheriff of Kent)

Mother: Agnes WARHAM

Married: Catherine MOYLE  (b. ABT 1529 - 9 Feb 1586/7) (dau. of Sir Thomas Moyle of Eastwell and Catherine Jordan) (w. of Sir Thomas Finch)


William St. LEGER

Notes: died before his father. Not mentioned in his fathers will. Possibly disenherited because he had already been catered for in Ireland.

Father: Anthony St. LEGER (Sir Sheriff of Kent)

Mother: Agnes WARHAM

Married: Isabel KEYES (dau. of Thomas Keyes)

Children:

1. Warham St. LEGER (Sir)

2. Anne St. LEGER


Anne St. LEGER

Father: William St. LEGER

Mother: Isabel KEYES

Married: Robert ?

Children:

1. Robert ?


Warham St. LEGER (Sir)

Died: 1600

Notes: began service in Ireland, according to his own statement, about 1574, and was employed in the defence and government of Leix and Offaly. In Aug 1584 Maryborough and Queen's County were committed to his charge. He acquired a reputation for valour and activity. In Jan 1588/9 he visited England to cure a wound which made him lame. While there Queen Elizabeth directed that he should be sworn of the Irish privy council. In 1597 he was sent on a mission to Tyrone, was knighted, and made governor of Leix. On 22 Sep 1599 he was one of the two to whom the government of Munster was entrusted pending the appointment of a president. On 18 Feb 1599-1600 he encountered Hugh Maguire, and a hand-to-hand engagement took place between the commanders which proved fatal to both (Annals of the Four Masters, vi. 2161).

Father: William St. LEGER

Mother: Isabel KEYES

Married: Elizabeth ROTHE (d. 17 Jan 1620) (w.1 of Henry Davell - w.2 of Humphrey Mackworth)

Children:

1. William St. LEGER (Sir)

2. Anthony St. LEGER

3. Dorothy St. LEGER


Dorothy St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1598, Ballyowen, Tipperary, Ireland

Notes: Her husband, third son of Sir Francis Kingsmill, was MP for Mallow 1634-41. Colonel; one of the '1649 Officers' who claimed arrears of pay for service under Kings Charles I or II BEF 1649. Mentioned in the will of his aunt Ann (Hunt) Herbert as Colonel Kingsmill.

Father: Warham St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth ROTHE

Married: William KINGSMILL of Ballybeg Abbey (Sir) (b. 1596 - d. 1650) (son of Sir Francis Kingsmill and Dorothy Hunt)

Children:

1. Mary KINGSMILL (m. Ulysses Burgh, Bishop of Ardagh)

2. Sidney KINGSMILL (m. Sir Thomas Fortescue of Dromiskin)

3. William KINGSMILL (Sir Knight) (m. Anne Hazelwood)


William St. LEGER (Sir)

Born: ABT 1586

Died: 2 Jul 1642, Cork, Ireland

Notes: took part in "the flight of the Earls" in 1607, when Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, and Rory O'Donnell, 1st Earl of Tyrconnell, together with more than ninety of their family and followers, the chief of the Gaelic and Catholic resistance in Ireland, fled to Europe. Sir William spent several years abroad. Having received a pardon from King James I and extensive grants of land in Ireland, he was appointed president of Munster by Charles I in 1627. He warmly supported the arbitrary government of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, actively assisting in raising and drilling the Irish levies destined for the service of the King against the Parliament. He was a member of the British Parliament from 1634, as MP for the County of Cork. In the great Irish Rebellion of 1641 he bore the chief responsibility for dealing with the insurgents in Munster; but the forces and supplies placed at his disposal were utterly inadequate. He executed martial law in his province with the greatest severity, hanging large numbers of rebels, often without much proof of guilt. He was still struggling with the insurrection when he died at Cork on 2 Jul 1642. William had two wives during his life and 6 children. Sir William's son John was father of Arthur St Leger, created Viscount Doneraile in 1703.

Father: Warham St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth ROTHE

Married 1: Gertrude HEYWOOD

Children:

1. Alice St. LEGER (m. Capt. George Phillips)

2. Barbara St. LEGER (m.1 Heywood St. Leger - m.2 Andrew Barrett)

3. Gertrude St. LEGER (m. Capt. John Gilbert)

4. John St. LEGER (d. 31 Mar 1696) (m.1 Mary Chichester - m.2 Afra Harfleet)

Married 2: Gertrude De VRIES

Children:

5. Margaret (Elizabeth) St. LEGER (m. Murrough O'Brien, 1st Earl of Inchiquin)

6. William St. LEGER (Sir) (d. 1644)


Anthony St. LEGER (Sir)

Born: ABT 1535 / 1562, Leeds, Kent, England

Died: 1612/13, Cork, Ireland

Buried: St. Sepulchre Church, Newgate

Notes: of Wyerton House, Kent. Entered Gray's Inn in 1563 or 1568 (Foster, Re.), was made Master of the Rolls in Ireland in 1593 and died at Cork early in 1613. He purchased Wierton House, Boughton,  Kent from the Norton family. He inherited Bobbing Court, Kent from his 2nd wife Mary Southwell. Will dated 16 Nov 1612 - a transcript is in the Society of Genealogists. He states he is to be buried in St. Sepulchre church without Newgate near '...my first wife and monument to be made over us...' To the poor of Leeds he left 20 marks to poor of the parish of Leeds in Kent. To poor of the parish of Boughton Monchelsey, Bobbing and Bridge in said co. 10. To his wife Dame Afra leases and goods she bought him, coach .... 200 also manor or principal mess? called Wyerton in Boughton Monchelseay aforesaid for life. To Sir Henry Wooton leave 10 for a ring. Having lately sold his parsonage and rectory of West Wickham Bucks, said wife with advice of his cousin Thomas Culpepper of Greeneways Court, Co. Kent and his nephew John Barker, citizen of London to use purchase '...in bying lands all for my son Anthony S in fee 500 thereof to Conyers Clifford my late wifes son...  Dame Mary Clifford at 21.  To my now wife base ? my house in London for term and furniture therein during minority of said son Anthony S.  Said wife and said son Anthony to be .... with advice of said cousin Thomas Culpeper and newphew Barker.  To said wife any sent her and me by her brother Sir Henry Wootton.  To Henry Clifford my late wifes elder son any that was Sir Conyer Cliffords at...' Buried with his first wife, Eleanor Markham.

Father: Anthony St. LEGER (Sir Sheriff of Kent)

Mother: Agnes WARHAM

Married 1: Eleanor MARKHAM

Children:

1. Joan St. LEGER

Married 2: Mary SOUTHWELL

Children:

2. Frances St. LEGER

3. Anthony St. LEGER

Married 3: Afra WOOTON (d. ABT 1631) AFT 1604


Joan St. LEGER

Father: Anthony St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Eleanor MARKHAM

Married: John NORTON

Anthony St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1599, Wyerton, Kent, England

Died: 1661

Father: Anthony St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Mary SOUTHWELL

Married: Frances ?

Children:

1. Anthony St. LEGER


Anthony St. LEGER

Born: 1610

Died: AFT 1673

Father: Anthony St. LEGER

Mother: Frances ?

Married: Bridget MAYNEY (dau. of Anthony Mayney and Mary Watson)

Children:

1. Mary St. LEGER


Mary St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1640, Clarkenwell, Finsbury, London, England

Died: 3 Sep 1669, Paris, Seine, France

Buried: 25 Sep 1669, Averham, Nottinghamshire, England

Father: Anthony St. LEGER

Mother: Bridget MAYNEY

Married: Robert SUTTON (1 B. Sutton of Lexinton) 21 Feb 1660, St. James, Clerkenwell, London, England

Children:

1. Robert SUTTON (b. 6 Jan 1661 - d. 19 Sep 1723) (m. Margaret Hungerford)

2. Bridget SUTTON (m. John, eldest son of Conyers Darcy, son and heir apparent of Conyers, Lord Darcy)


Warham St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1525, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: ABT 1597, Cork, Ireland

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Anthony St. LEGER (Sir Sheriff of Kent)

Mother: Agnes WARHAM

Married 1: Ursula NEVILLE ABT 1550, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Children:

1. Anthony St. LEGER (Sir)

2. Nicholas St. LEGER (d. ABT 1602)

3. Henry St. LEGER

4. George St. LEGER

5. William St. LEGER (b. 1564 - d. 1574)

6. Anne St. LEGER

7. Mary St. LEGER (b. ABT 1570 - d. 1578)

8. Jane St. LEGER

Married 2: Emmelina GOLDWELL (bur. 1628, St. Dunstan's, West London)

Children:

9. Walter St. LEGER


Walter St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1580

Father: Warham St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Emmelina GOLDWELL

Married: Dau. COOPER


Anne St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1555 / 1575, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Died: 1636, Chilham, Kent, England

Buried: 20 Jan 1636, St. Mary Church, Chilham, Kent, England

Father: Warham St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Ursula NEVILLE

Married: Thomas DIGGES (Sir Knight) (b. ABT 1540 - d. 24 Aug 1595) (son of Leonard Digges and Bridget Wilford) ABT 1580

Children:

1. Dudley DIGGES (Sir Knight) (b. ABT 1583 - d. 1639) (m. Mary Kempe)

2. Margaret DIGGES

3. Leonard DIGGES (b. ABT 1588 - d. 1635)

4. William DIGGES

5. Mary DIGGES

6. Ursula DIGGES


George St. LEGER

Born: ABT 1562, Kent, England

Died: 1620

Father: Warham St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Ursula NEVILLE

Married: Margaret ?

Children:

1. Mary St. LEGER (b. 1584 - d. 1602)


Anthony St. LEGER (Sir)

Born: ABT 1557, Kent, England

Died: 19 Dec 1602, Leeds Castle, Kent, England

Buried: Ulcombe Church, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Father: Warham St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Mother: Ursula NEVILLE

Married: Mary SCOTT (b. 1557 - d. 1636) (dau. of Thomas Scott and Elizabeth Baker) ABT Mar 1578

Children:

1. Warham St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

2. Thomas St. LEGER (b. 1581 - d. 1631)

3. Anthony St. LEGER (b. 1591 - d. 1636)

4. Francis St. LEGER (d. 1598)

5. Ursula St. LEGER (d. 1603)


Warham St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1580, probably Ulcombe, Kent, Enfland

Died: 11 Oct 1631, Kent, England

Buried: Ulcombe Church, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Notes: was induced to give considerable financial support to Sir Walter Raleigh's ill-fated expedition to Guiana in search of El Dorado. The fleet which set sail from Cork Harbour consisted of the Admiral's ship and 13 others. The first ship was the Destiny of 440 tons, 36 pieces of ordnance and 200 men. Raleigh took command and his son was the captain. The second ship was commanded by Captain John Pennington and the third, the Thunder, by Sir Warham St. Leger. It was 150 tons 20 pieces or ordnance, 6 genelemen, 60 soldiers and 10 landsmen. Sir Warham and Raleigh were both ill at Cliana and returned to England. Raleigh ordered Keymiss, a Captain of the Fleet, to sail into Oronoko with five small ships to discover a mine. Keymiss failed to find it and the Fleet dispersed having achieved nothing. On his return to England empty-handed Raleigh was executed to appease the Spaniards and Sir Warham, financilly ruined, was forced to sell Leeds Castle to Sir Richard Smyth. Leeds did not stay in the hands of Sir Richard long before it changed hands again and was sold to Sir Thomas Culpepper (Sir Warham's son-in-law). (Moya Frenz St. Leger, 1986).

Father: Anthony St. LEGER (Sir)

Mother: Mary SCOTT

Married 1: Mary HAYWOOD (d. ABT 1662) (dau. of Rowland (George) Haywood and Catherine Smythe) BEF 1605, Kent, England

Children:

1. Anthony St. LEGER (Sir) (b. ABT 1605 - d. 1680) (m.1 Barbara Shirley - m.2 Mary Norwood - m.3 Bridget ?)

2. Thomas St. LEGER

3. Catherine St. LEGER (m. Thomas Culpepper)

4. John St. LEGER (b. 1611 - d. 1673) (m. Rebecca Horsmanden)

5. Warham St. LEGER (b. ABT 1612 - d. 1621)

6. Ursula St. LEGER (b. ABT 1609 - d. ABT 18 Oct 1672) (m. Rev. Daniel Horsmanden)

7. Mary St. LEGER (m. Col. William Codd)

8. Rowland St. LEGER

9. Dudley St. LEGER (b. 1615 - d. 1642) (m. Anne ?)

10. Francis St. LEGER (b. 1617 - d. 1634)

11. George St. LEGER (b. 1618 - d. 1620)

12. Haywood St. LEGER (b. 1621 - d. 1684) (m.1 Barbara St. Leger)

13. Alexander St. LEGER (b. 1622 - d. 1625)

Married 2: Gertrude WRIGHT


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