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  • ID: I38808
  • Name: John Digby
  • Prefix: Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • Death: MAY 1533 in Eye-Kettleby, Leics
  • Note: 25 Henry VIII 2
  • Burial: Melton, Leics
  • Residence: Eye-Kettleby, Leics
  • BATT: Bosworth 1485 (knighted)
  • Note: 1

    3rd son of Everard Digby, Esq., of Tilton, Drystoke, Leicestershire, and Stoke Dry, Rutland, by Jaques (or Jacquet), daughter of John Ellis (or Elles), Knt., of Derbyshire.
    His 1st wife, Katherine Griffin, was the daughter of Nicholas Griffin, Esq., of Braybrook, Northamptonshire, de jure Lord Latimer, by his wife, Katherine Curzon.
    Sir John Digby and Katherine Griffin are the parents of Anne Digby, wife of Sir William Skeffington.

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    The epitaph of Sir John Digby who died in 1553, and of his two wives, was a few years ago in existence st Melton.
    (Transactions Leicestershire Architectural and Archaeological Society ...: Volume 1 - Page 285. 1866.)
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    Knighted by Henry VII for his services at Bosworth and in 1513 he attended King Henry VIII to Calais. He served as Sheriff of Rutland, Warwick and Leicester. Sir John died in May 1533 at Eye Kettleby, Sanchia having died earlier in the same month.
    (VCH)
  • _UID: 8B31CAE4435247B2B71C5D85F58A4DFC752C
  • Change Date: 15 APR 2011



    Father: Everard Digby b: ABT 1415
    Mother: Jaquetta Ellys b: ABT 1427 in Devon

    Marriage 1 Katherine Griffin
    • Married:
    Children
    1. Has No Children William Digby
    2. Has Children Anne Digby
    3. Has Children Elizabeth Digby

    Marriage 2 Sanchia Willoughby b: ABT 1452 in Wollaton, Northants
    • Married: 24 OCT 1517
    • Note: Settlement date 1

    Sources:
    1. Text: Douglas Richardson
      douglasrichardson@hotmail.com
      royalancestry@msn.com
      Posting, on GEN-MEDIEVAL-L or elsewhere.
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: History of Dorset
      Author: Hutchins
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