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Families covered: Digby Lords Digby, Digby of Geashill, Digby of Meriden, Digby of Sherburne
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Sir Robert Digby of Coleshill (b 1574, d 24.05.1618, MP)
m. (1600) Lettice FitzGerald, Baroness Offaly (d 01.12.1658, dau/heir of Gerald FitzGerald, Lord Offaly)
1. Robert Digby, 1st Lord Digby of Geashill (d 06.06.1642)
  m1. (15.12.1626) Sarah Boyle (b 29.03.1609, d 14.07.1633, dau of Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork)
  A. Kildare Digby, 2nd Lord Digby of Geashill (b c1631, d 11.07.1661)
m. (1652) Mary Gardiner (d 23.12.1692, dau of Robert Gardiner of London)
  i. Robert Digby, 3rd Lord (b 30.04.1654, d unm 29.12.1677, 2nd son)
  ii. Simon Digby, 4th Lord (b 18.07.1657, d 19.01.1685)
  m. (27.08.1683) Frances Noel (b c1662, d 29.09.1684, dau of Edward Noel, 1st Earl of Gainsborough)
  a. Frances Digby (b c1685, d 03.05.1729)
  m. James Scudamore, 3rd Viscount Scudamore (bpt 15.07.1684, d 02.12.1716)
iii. William Digby, 5th Lord (b c1662, d 29.11.1752)
  m. (22.05.1686) Jane Noel (b c1667, d 10.09.1733, dau of Edward Noel, 1st Earl of Gainsborough)
  a. Edward Digby (dvp 02.10.1746, 3rd son)
  m. (05.07.1729) Charlotte Fox (d 11.1778, dau of Sir Stephen Fox)
  (1) Edward Digby, 6th Lord (b 05.07.1730, d unm 30.11.1757)
  (2) Henry Digby, 7th Digby of Geashill, 1st Lord Digby of Sherburne, 1st Earl Digby (b 21.07.1731, d 25.09.1793)
  m1. (05.09.1763) Elizabeth Feilding (b c1742, d 19.01.1765, dau of Hon. Charles Feilding)
  (A) Edward Digby (b 20.06.1764, d infant)
  m2. (10.11.1770) Mary Knowler (d 26.02.1794, dau of John Knowler (probably not Knowles) of Canterbury)
(B) Edward Digby, 2nd Earl Digby, 8th Lord (b 06.01.1773, d unm 12.05.1856)
  (C) Charlotte Maria Digby (b 1772, d 15.05.1807)
  m. (22.07.1796) William Wingfield, later Wingfield-Baker (d 21.03.1858)
  Sherborne Castle passed into the Wingfield family various members of which took the name Wingfield Digby.
  (D)+ other issue - Robert (b 10.04.1775, d 25.09.1830, Rev.), Stephen (b 1776, d 1795), Elizabeth Theresa (b 1781, d 1806)
  (3) Robert Digby (b 20.12.1732, dsp 25.02.1815, Admiral)
  m. (19.08.1784) Eleanor Elliot (d 28.07.1830, dau of Andrew Elliot, Governor of New York)
(4) William Digby (b 21.01.1733, d 18.09.1788, Dean of Durham)
  m. (14.04.1766) Charlotte Cox (d 27.06.1791, dau of Joseph Cox)
  (A) Sir Henry Digby (b 20.01.1770, d 19.08.1842, Admiral) had issue
  m. (17.04.1806) Jane Elizabeth Coke (d 29.04.1863, dau of Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester)
  Their elder son became the 9th Lord Digby.
  (B) William Sheffield Digby (b 25.02.1774, dsp 02.01.1848, prebendary of Worcester)
  m1. (20.08.1800) Almeria Augusta Cary (d 24.06.1811?, dau of Hon. Lucius Ferdinand Cary)
  m2. (1803) Charlotte Elizabeth Digby (d 13.09.1820, dau of Stephen Digby) @@ below
(C) Charles George Digby (b 14.12.1780, d 14.01.1829, Captain RN) had issue
  m. (13.09.1821) Elizabeth Walsh (d 26.12.1855, dau of Sir John B. Walsh, 1st Bart)
  (D) Joseph Digby (b 15.07.1786, d 05.03.1860, Vice Admiral) had issue
  m. Ann Jackson (dau of Josias Jackson)
  (E) Charlotte Sophia Digby (d 15.12.1835)
  m. (03.04.1784) Sir John Sheffield, Bart (dsp 04.02.1815)
  (F) Elizabeth Juliana Digby (d 11.1807 (or 20.04.1809))
  m. (18.02.1794) Sir John Henry Newbolt (chief justice at Madras)
(G) Maria Digby (d 23.09.1842)
  m. (28.08.1794) Henry Thomas Fox-Strangways, 2nd Earl of Ilchester (b 09.08.1747, d 05.09.1802)
  (H) (Frances) Caroline Digby (d 14.04.1835)
  m. (13.06.1791) Sir Thomas Neave, Bart
(I) Harriet Digby
  m. (1808) Rev. Samuel Serrall of Purbeck
  (5) Stephen Digby of Richmond Park (b 10.05.1742, d 30.05.1800, Colonel)
  m1. (01.10.1771) Lucy Fox-Strangways (d 16.08.1787, dau of Stephen Fox-Strangways, 1st Earl of Ilchester)
  (A) Charles Digby (b 31.05.1775, d 23.06.1841, canon of Windsor) had issue
  m. Mary Somerville (d 28.04.1834, dau of Hon. Hugh Somerville)
  (B) Stephen Thomas Digby (d 1820, Captain RN)
(C) Charlotte Elizabeth Digby
  m. (1803) William Digby (b 25.02.1774, dsp 02.01.1848, prebendary of Worcester) @@ above
  m2. (06.01.1790) Charlotte Margaret Gunning (d 1794, dau of Sir Robert Gunning, Bart)
  (D) Robert Henry Digby (b 1792, dsp, Lt. Colonel)
  (E) Isabella Digby (d 09.01.1859)
  m. (1814) William Chester Master of Knowle Park
(6) Charles Digby (b 22.04.1743, d 10.09.1810, canon of Wells)
  m. (05.01.1775) Priscilla Mellier (d 14.12.1837, dau of William Mellier of Castle Cary)
  (A) Mary Charlotte Digby
  m. (22.09.1810) Rev. John Dampier of Bulow (d 16.01.1841)
  (7) Charlotte Digby (b 1733, d unm 1753)
  b. Wriothesly Digby of Meriden (d 1767)
  m. Mary Cotes (dau of John Cotes of Woodcote)
  (1) Wriothesly Digby 'of Meredon Hall' (b 1749, dsp 1827)
  m. (1783) (Charlotte Gabrielle) Montollieu (dau of Lt. Col. Lewis Charles Montollieu, Baron of St. Hippolite)
(2) Mary Digby (b c1750, d 08.09.1794)
  m. (1778) Hon. Hugh Somerville (b 1729, d 07.05.1795)
  (3) Frances Digby (b 1752)
  m. (1780) Richard Aubrey (Colonel)
  (4) Elizabeth Digby (b 1758, d 27.12.1828)
  m. (07.04.1786) William Mills of Bitterne (b 10.11.1750, d 20.03.1820)
  (5) Jane Digby (b 1760, d 21.08.1841)
  m. Charles Mills (dsp 29.01.1826)
  (6)+ other issue (d unm) - Kenelm (b 1754, d 1813), Noel (b 1756, d 1830, Rev.)
  c. Elizabeth Digby (d 1730)
  m. Sir John Dolben, Bart (b 12.02.1683-4, d 20.11.1756)
d. Juliana Digby (d 09.08.1785)
  m. (29.04.1730) Herbert Mackworth of Neath (b 07.09.1687, d 20.08.1765)
  e. Frances Digby
  m. James Cotes of Woodcote
  f.+ other issue - John (d unm 1717), Robert (b c1692?, d unm 19.04.1726), Mary (b c1690, d 1729), Rachel (d young), Jane (d young), Catharine (d unm), Jane (d unm)
  iv. Lettice Digby probably of this generation
  m. Charles Cotes of Woodcote
  v.+ other issue (d young) - Robert (b 22.04.1653, d 11.07.1653), Elizabeth, Mary, Letitia
  B. Lettice Digby (d 1656)
  m. William Dilke of Maxstoke Castle
  C. other issue - Catharine (d unm 1661), Catharine (d young), Mary (d young)
  m2. Elizabeth Altham (b c1601, d 03.01.1662-3, dau of Sir James Altham of Oxhe by Mary Stapers, widow of Sir Francis Astley, m3. Sir Robert Bernard, 1st Bart)
2. Essex Digby, Bishop of Dromore (d 12.05.1683, 6th son)
  m1. Thomasine Gilbert (dau of Sir William Gilbert of Kilminchy)
  A. Robert Digby
  m. _ Spencer
  B. William Digby
m. Anne Newcomen
  C. Simon Digby, Bishop of Limerick then Elphin (d 07.04.1720)
  m. Elizabeth Westenra (dau of Warner Westenra of Dublin)
  i. John Digby of Landenstown
  m. (20.03.1717) May Marsh (d 17.03.1781, dau of Very Rev. Jeremy Marsh)
  a. (William) Digby (b 1730, d 1812, cleric) name found on a web site
  m. Mary name found on a web site
  (1) Kenelm Henry Digby (d 22.03.1880) had issue
  m. (1833) Jane Mary Dillon (dau of Thomas Dillon of Mount Dillon)
  (2) William Digby (Archdeacon of Elphin) seen on a web site as of this generation
  m. Louisa French (dau of Arthur French of French Park)
  b. May Digby possibly of this generation
  m. (14.12.1752) Andrew Ram of Clonattin (b 1711, d 1793)
  ii. William Digby of Lackan (Rev.) had issue
  m. Olivia French (dau of John French of French Park)
  iii. Benjamin Digby of Osbertstown (d 1769, vicar of Geashill) had issue
  m. (26.09.1734) Mary Jones (d 1768, dau of Lewis Jones of Osbertstown)
iv. Elizabeth Digby
  m. Jeremy Marsh (Dean of Kilmore)
  v. Lettice Digby
  m. William Brooke of Rantavan House (rector of Killinkere)
  vi. Abigail Digby
  m. (1721) Joseph Grave of Ballcommon (rector of Geashill)
a. Abigail Grave (d 02.11.1809) probably of this generation
  m1. Charles Sadleir of Castletown (d 26.10.1756)
  m2. (04.04.1762) Rev. Ralph Grattan
  vii. Mary Digby
  m. Edward Birtles of Ardnegeath
  viii. Jane Digby
  m. Patrick French of Monivea (d 03.06.1744)
  ix. Rebecca Digby
  m. (05.05.1721) John King of Charlestown (d before 10.1737)
  D. Letitia Digby probably of this generation, possibly of this marriage
  Commoners (vol 1, 'Loftus of Kilbride', p211) suggests that Letitia was daughter rather than sister of Simon Digby but BLG1886 ('Loftus') suggests that she was of this generation and the dates make this appear more likely.
  m. Thomas Loftus of Killyon and Clonard
  E. another daughter
  m2. Lettice Brereton
3. Philp Digby (youngest son)
  m. Margaret Forth
4. Lettice Digby
  m. Sir Robert Langford
5. Mabel Digby
  m1. Sir Gerald FitzGerald of Dromana (d 06.08.1643)
  m2. Donogh Obtian Arragh
6.+ other issue - George, Gerald, John, Symon, Abigail (d young)

Main source(s): BP1934 ('Digby'), 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John NichoÏs, vol 3, part 1, 1800, 'Pedigree of Digby of Tilton', Pedigree II, p474)
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