'Digby01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Digby of Bristol, Digby of Coleshill, Digby of Drystoke, Digby of Gothurst, Digby of Mansfield Woodhouse, Digby of North Luffenham, Digby of Tilton

Robert Digby of Tilton
m. Catherine Pakeman (dau of Simon Pakeman of Kirby and Wigtone)
1. Symon or Everard Digby of Tilton
  m. Agnes Clark (dau of John Clark)
A. Sir Everard Digby of Tilton, Sheriff of Rutland (d Towton 1440)
  m. Jaqueta Ellys (dau of Sir John Ellys or Ellis of Devonshire)
  i. Sir Everard Digby of Tilton and Drystoke
  m. Margery Heydon (dau of Sir John Heydon of Norfolk)
  a. Kenelyn Digby of Stoke Dry or Drystoke
  m. Anna Coope (dau of Sir Anthony Coope or Cope of Hanwell)
(1) Everard Digby
  m. Mary Neale (dau of Francis Neale of Kethorpe)
  (A) Sir Everard Digby 'of Drystoke' (b 1581, d 29.01.1606, conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot)
  The following has been supplemented by information kindly provided by a contributor (OWC, 07.07.07) with some support from Visitation (Buckinghamshire, 1634, Digby of Gotehurst).
  m. (1596) Mary Mulsho (dau of William Mulsho of Goathurst (Gotehurst))
(i) 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 of Sir Edward Stanley of Winwick or Tonge Castle)
  (a) John Digby of Gothurst or Goathurst (b 29.12.1627, 2nd son)
  m. Mary Longueville (dau of Sir Edward Longuville, 1st Bart of Wolverton (bur 06.08.1661)
  ((1)) Margaretta Maria Digby
  m. Sir John Conway, Bart of Bodrythan (d 1721)
  ((2)) Charlotte Theopila Digby
m. Richard Henry Mostyn of Penbeddus or Penbeddw
  (b)+ other issue - Kenelm (b 10.1625, dvpsp 1648), Everard (b 12.01.1629, dsp young), George (b 17.01.1632, dsp)
  (ii) Sir John Digby
  (B) George Digby of Sandon (b 1589/90, a 04.1663)
  The following comes from Visitation (Grazebrook 1885, Staffordshire, 1663-4, Digby of Sandon).
  m. Mary Chetwynd (dau of Sir Walter Chetwynd of Ingestrey)
  (i) Jane Digby (b c1637, d 11.1703)
  m1. (1660) Charles Gerard, Lord of Gerard's Bromley (b 22.07.1634, d 28.12.1667)
  m2. (before 28.05.1692) Sir Edward Hungerford (bur 08.07.1711)
  (ii)+ other issue (d unm) - Ayher (d infant), Elizabeth, Mary, Christian
  (C) Mary Digby
  m. Sir Robert Reve (not Wright) of Thwayte
  (D)+ other issue - John, Elizabeth
  (2) Anthony Digby of Aston (dsp)
(3) John Digby of Seaton (a 1618)
  Visitation notes that one record suggests that "the children ... should change places of the wives".
  m1. _ Palmer
  (A) Anne Digby
  m. Thomas Swinglehurst of Seaton
  m2. Thomasin
  (B)+ other issue - Kenelin (b c1598, a 1618), James, Ursula, Mary, Elizabeth
  (4) Katherine Digby
  James Digby of North Luffenham (a 1618) @@ below
(5) Anne Digby probably of this generation
  m. Sir Edward Watson of Rockingham Castle (d 1616)
  (6) Bridget Digby probably of this generation
  m. Sir William Sherard of Lobthorpe (a 1634)
  (7) Margery Digby probably of this generation
  m. Edward Dudley of Clopton (d 1608)
  b. Margaret (or Anna) Digby possibly of this generation
  m. Sir William Skeffington of Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland (d 12.1535)
  c. Katharine Digby possibly of this generation
  m. Anthony Meres of Aubourn (b c1511, d 11.03.1587-8)
ii. Sir Simon Digby of Coleshill, Warwickshire (d 1519)
  m. Alice Walleys (dau of John Walleys of East Haddon)
  a. Reginald Digby of Coleshill (d 1554)
  m. Anne Danvers (dau/coheir of John Danvers of Calthorpe)
  (1) John Digby of Coleshill
  m. Anne Throgmorton (dau of Sir George Throgmorton)
(A) Sir George Digby of Coleshill or Colshill (b 04.11.1550, d 04.1587, MP)
  m. Abigail Heveningham (dau of Sir Arthur Heveningham of Kettering, m2. Edward Cordell)
  (i) Sir Robert Digby of Coleshill (b 1574, d 24.05.1618, MP)
  m. (1600) Lettice FitzGerald, later Baroness Offaly (d 01.12.1658, dau of Hon. Gerald FitzGerald)
  (ii) John Digby, 1st Earl of Bristol (b c1586, d 21.01.1652, 4th son)
  m. Beatrix Walcott (d 12.09.1658, dau of Charles Walcott of Walcott, widow of Sir John Dyves)
  (a) George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol (b 10.1612, d 20.03.1676)
  m. Anne Russell (d 26.01.1696/7, dau of Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford)
  ((1)) John Digby, 3rd Earl of Bristol (b c1635, dsp 18.09.1698)
  m1. (26.03.1656) Alice Bourne (dsp bur 28.05.1658, dau of Robert Bourne of Blake Hall or Blackhall)
m2. (08.1663) Rachael Windham (b c1645, d 16.02.1708/9, dau of Sir Hugh Windham of Stilton)
  ((2)) Francis Digby (dsp 28.05.1672)
  ((3)) Diana Digby
  m. Baron Moll in Flanders
  ((4)) Anne Digby (d 26.04.1715)
  m. (10.06.1665) Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland (b 1640/1, d 28.09.1702)
(b) John Digby (General then priest)
  (c) Abigail Digby (dsp)
  m. George Freke of Shroton
  (d) Mary Digby (dsps 05.11.1648)
  m. Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall (b 16.06.1606, d 18.03.1674-5)
  (iii) Abigail Digby
m. (11.11.1600) Sir Baldwin Wake, 1st Bart of Clevedon (d 1627)
  (2) Anne Digby probably of this generation
  m. Ralph Brome of Woodlow
  b. Thomas Digby of Mansfield Woodhouse
  Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1569+1614, Digby) shows Thomas (m. _ Columbine) father of John (or Thomas) m. Elizabeth Slaughter. The following comes from Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1662-4, Digby of Mansfield Woodhouse).
  m. Elizabeth Neville (dau of Robert Neville of Ragenhill)
  (1) John Digby of Mansfield Woodhouse (2nd son)
  m. Mary Columbell (dau of _ Columbell of Darnley)
  (A) John Digby of Mansfield Woodhouse, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire (d 23.09.1624, 3rd son)
  m. (29.12.1589) Elizabeth Slaughter (sister of George Slaughter of Cheneys Court)
  (i) James Digby (d young)
  (ii) Sir John Digby of Mansfield Woodhouse, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire (b 01.1603, a 1641)
  m. (13.09.1624) Lucie Trigote (dau/coheir of Thomas Trigote or Trygget of South Kirkby)
Apart from a few details, Visitation ends with the next generation. The following is supported by BHO ('Maunsfield and Woodhouse' in Throsby's 1790 edition of Thoroton's 'History of Nottinghamshire, vol 2').
  (a) John Digby of Mansfield Woodhouse (b 12.11.1628)
m. Frances Pinckney of Mansfield Woodhouse
  ((1)) John Digby of Mansfield Woodhouse
  m. Jane Wharton (dau of Sir Thomas Wharton)
  ((A)) John Digby (d unm 03.08.1728)
  ((B)) Frances Digby
  m. (1726-7) Sir Thomas Ledger (Legard), Bart
  ((C)) Jane Digby
  m. Francis Fycher of Grantham Grange
  ((D)) Philadephia Digby
m. (31.05.1730) Sir George Cayley, Bart
  ((E)) Mary Digby
  m. George Cartwright of Ossington
  ((F)) Lucy Digby
  m. Richard Asbaldiston (Osbaldeston?), Bishop of London
  ((G))+ other issue (d unm) - Priscilla, Henrietta
((2)) Lucy Digby
  (b) Lucie Digby (b 31.08.1635, bur 06.06.1659)
  m. (09.06.1657) Anthony Eyre of Rampton
  (c)+ other issue -Simon/Simeon (b 10.04.1630), Elizabeth (b 10.08.1625, d young)
  (iii) Elizabeth Digby
  m1. Gregory (probably not George) Walker of Mansfield (d 18.07.1617)
  m2. (22.11.1618) Thomas Trigott of South Kirkby
  m3. ?? Boynton
  (iv) Mary Digby
  m. William Palmer of Southwell
  (B) Elizabeth Digby
  m. Nicholas Rolston of Watnall
  (C) Jane Digby
  m. John Low of Treeton
  (D) Cythea Digby
  m. John Wygley of Middleton
  (E) Mary Digby
  m. Raphaell Bage of Stanton
  (F) Elizabeth Digby (2nd)
m. Thomas Flower of Langar
  (G)+ other issue (d young) - Humphry, Kenelme, Hersy
  (2)+ other issue - Rowland (dsp 1553), Anne (dsp)
  c. William Digby (d young)
  d. Lybens Digby of Coats & Luffenham (4th son) probably of this generation
(1) Thomas Digby of Coats
  (A) Anne Digby (heir)
  m. John Burton of Stockerston
  e. Allice Digby
  m. Robert Clifton of Clifton (son/heir of Sir Gervas)
f. Anne Digby
  m. William Tracy of Todington
  g. Grace Digby called Sarah in Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1569+1614, Digby)
  m. Sir Nicholas Strelley of Nottinghamshire
  h. Katherine Digby probably of this generation
  m. Anthony Worth of Worth (b c1479, a 1517)
  iii. Sir John Digby of Eye Kettleby
  m. Catherine Griffin (dau of Nicholas Griffin of Braybrook)
a. William Digby had issue
  b. Symon Digby
  m. Catherine Clapham (dau of (Christopher) Clapham of Beamesley)
  (1) Augustin Digby
  (2) Roger Digby of North Luffenham
  m. Mary Cheney (dau of John Cheney of Sherdloes)
  (A) James Digby of North Luffenham (a 1618)
  m1. Katherine Digby (dau of Kenelin Digby of Stoke) @@ above
  (i) John Digby (a 1618)
  m. Mary Martyn (dau of Richard Martyn of Long Melford)
  (a) James Digby (a 1618) presumed father of ...
  ((1)) Simon Digby of North Luffenham (d 1729)
  m. Margaret Saunderson
  ((A)) Kenelm Digby of North Luffenham
  The following connection comes from BLG1886 (Digby-Beste of Botleigh Grange).
  ((i)) Magdalene Digby
m. (1756) Henry Beste of Mavis Enderby (d 1782, prebendary of Lincoln)
  ((a)) Henry Digby-Beste of Mavis Enderby, Sutterton and Botleigh Grange (d 1836) had issue
  m. (1800) Sarah Sealy (dau of Edward Sealy of Castle Hill House)
  ((B)) James Digby of Red Hall (dsp 1811)
  ((C)) Mary Digby (b 1732/3, d 22.06.1806)
  m. John Fowell of Blackhall and Crabaton
  ((D)) Henrietta Digby
BP1934 (Pauncefort Duncombe) suggests that Henrietta was daughter rather than sister of James of Red Hall.
  m. (12.01.1769) George Pauncefort of Witham (d 08.10.1786, major)
  (b) Alice Digby (b c1617)
  (ii) Ursula Digby
  m. George Clifford of Brakenburgh
  m2. Anne Partrich of Lincolnshire (Mrs William Brudenell)
  m3. Benedic Skinner of Warwickshire (Mrs Wednester)
  c. Elizabeth Digby
  m. Sir Humphrey Hercy
  d. Anne Digby possibly of this generation
  m. Sir William Skeffington of Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland (d 12.1535)
  iv. daughter possibly Derverguld (Baringold) who married ...
  m. Robert Hunt of Stoke Daubeny (a 1505)
  v.+ other issue - Benjamin, Rowland, Lioberius, Sir Thomas mentioned in Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1569+1614, Digby)

Main source(s): Visitation (Rutland, 1618-9, Digby), BP1934 (Digby), BE1883 (Digby of Bristol)
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