'Digby02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Digby of Drystoke, Digby of Gothurst, Digby of Tilton
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Sir Everard Digby of Tilton & Drystoke, Sheriff of Rutland (d 1540)
m. Margery Haydon (dau of Sir John Haydon (Heydon) of Norfolk)
1. Kenelyn Digby of Stoke Dry or Drystoke, Sheriff of Rutland (d 21.04.1590)
m. Anna Cope (dau of Sir Anthony Cope or Coope of Hanwell)
  A. Everard Digby 'of Tilton'
  m. Mary Neale (dau of Francis Neale of Kethorpe, m2. Sampson Erdeswick of Sandon, m3. Thomas Digby)
  i. Sir Everard Digby 'of Drystoke' (b 1581, d 29.01.1606, conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot)
The following is partly supported by Visitation (Buckinghamshire, 1634, 'Digby of Gotehurst') and has been supplemented slightly by information kindly provided by a contributor (OWC, 07.07.07).
  m. (1596) Mary Mulsho (dau/heir of William Mulsho of Goathurst (Gotehurst))
a. Sir Kenelm Digby of Gotherst or Gothurst, 'Ornament of England' (b 11.06.1603, d 11.06.1665)
  m. Venetia Stanley (b 1600, d 01.05.1633, dau/coheir of Sir Edward Stanley of Winwick or Tonge Castle)
  (1) John Digby of Gothurst or Goathurst (b 29.12.1627, 2nd son)
  m1. Catharine (Howard) (dau of Henry, Earl of Arundel)
  m2. Mary Longueville (dau of Sir Edward Longuville, 1st Bart of Wolverton (bur 06.08.1661)
  (A) Margaretta Maria Digby
  m. Sir John Conway, Bart of Bodrythan (d 1721)
  (B) Charlotte Theopila Digby (b 1671)
  m. Richard Henry Mostyn of Penbeddw (Penbeddus)
  (2) Margery Digby
m. Edward Dudley of Clopton
  (3)+ other issue - Kenelm (b 10.1625, dvpsp 09.07.1648), Everard (b 12.01.1629, dsp young), George (b 17.01.1632, dsp young)
  b. Sir John Digby (d Longport 09.047.1645, Major General)
  ii. George Digby of Sandon (b 1589/90, a 04.1663)
  The following is supported by Visitation (Grazebrook 1885, Staffordshire, 1663-4, 'Digby of Sandon').
  m. Mary Chetwynd (dau of Sir Walter Chetwynd of Ingestrey)
  a. Jane Digby (b c1637, d 11.1703)
  m1. (1660) Charles Gerard, Lord of Gerard's Bromley (b 07.1634, d 12.1667)
  m2. (before 28.05.1692) Sir Edward Hungerford (bur 08.07.1711)
  b.+ other issue (d unm) - Aylmer (d infant), Elizabeth, Mary, Christian
  iii. John Digby
  iv. Mary Digby
  m. Sir Robert Reeve (alias Wright) of Thwaite
  v. Elizabeth Digby possibly the Elizabeth who married ...
  m. Henry Mainwaring
  B. John Digby of Seaton, Rutland (a 1618, 3rd son)
  Nichols follows Visitation which notes that one record suggests that "the children ... should change places of the wives".
m1. _ Palmer of Leicestershire
  i. Anne Digby
  m. Thomas Swinglehurst of Seaton
  m2. Thomasina
  ii.+ other issue - Kenelin (b c1598, a 1618), James, Ursula, Mary, Elizabeth
  C. Margeret (Margery) Digby
  m. Edward Dudley of Clopton (d 1608)
  D. Anne Digby
m. Edward Watson of Rockingham Castle (d 1616)
  E. Katherine Digby
  m. James Digby of North Luffenham (a 1618)
  F. Bridget Digby probably of this generation
  m. Sir William Sherard of Lobthorpe (a 1634)
  G.+ other issue - Anthony of Aston (dsp), 2 other daughters
2. Anthony Digby of Aston
3. Katharine Digby 
  m. Anthony Meers of Kinton (b c1511, d 11.03.1587-8)

Main source(s): 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John NichoÏs, vol 3, part 1, 1800, 'Pedigree of Digby of Tilton', p473) with support from Visitation (Rutland, 1618-9, 'Digby' (2)) and as reported above
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