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Families covered: St. John of Bletso (Blethsoe or Blethso), St. John of Bolingbroke, St. John of Farley-Chamberlayne, t. John of Longthorpe, St. John of Norton St. Valery, St. John of Lydiard Tregoze
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Sir Oliver St. John of Penmark, later of Bletsho (d 1437)
m. Margaret de Beauchamp (b 1410, d 08.08.1482, dau of John de Beauchamp, 3rd Lord of Bletsho)
1. Sir John St. John of Blethso or Bletso
  m. Alice Bradshaigh (dau of Sir Thomas Bradshaigh of Haigh)
  A. Sir John St. John of Bletso
  m. Sibyl (dau of Morgan ap Jenkins ap Philip)
i. Sir John St. John of Bletso
  m. Margaret Waldegrave (dau of Sir William Waldegrave of Smallbridge)
  a. Oliver St. John, 1st Lord of Bletso (d before 23.05.1582)
  m1. (before 01.1548-9) Agnes Fisher (dau/heir of Sir John Fisher, son of Sir Michael of Clifton)
(1) John St. John, 2nd Lord of Bletso (d 23.10.1596)
  m. Catherine Dormer (d 23.03.1614-5, sister of Robert Dormer, 1st Lord)
  (A) Anne St. John
  m. William Howard, 'Lord Effingham' (dvp 28.11.1615)
  (2) Oliver St. John, 3rd Lord of Bletso (bur 28.06.1618)
  m. Dorothy Rede (d 1605, dau of Sir John Rede of Boddington (Bodington))
  (A) Oliver St. John, 4th Lord, 1st Earl of Bolingbroke (d 06.1646)
  m. (04.1602) Elizabeth Paulet (bur 26.10.1655, dau of William Paulet)
  (i) Oliver St. John, Lord (dvp Edgehill 23/4.10.1642)
  m. Arabella Egerton (dau of John Egerton, 1st Earl of Bridgewater)
(a) Frances St. John
  m. Sir William Beecher of Howberry
  (b) Elizabeth St. John
  m. George Bennett of Cotsback (Cotesbach)
  The following connection was kindly brought to our attention by a site visitor (DS, 14.04.07).
  ((1)) St. John Bennett of Welby
  m. Mary Middleton (dau of Sir Thomas Middleton, 1st Bart of Chirk Castle, by Mary Cholmondeley)
  ((A)) Anne Bennett
  m. Thomas Hartopp of Quorndon
  (c) Arabella St. John
m. (1651) Sir Edward Wyse of Sydenham
  (d) Dorothy St. John
  m. Francis Charlton of Apley
  (ii) Sir Paulet St. John (dvp)
  m. Elizabeth Vaughan (dau of Sir Rowland Vaughan of the Spital)
  (a) Oliver St. John, 2nd Earl of Bolingbroke, 5th Lord (dsp 18.03.1687-8)
  m. (24.11.1654) Frances Cavendish (dau of William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle)
(b) Paulet St. John, 3rd Earl of Bolingbroke, 6th Lord (d unm 05/17.10.1711)
  (iii) Francis St. John (d unm)
  (iv) Anthony St. John
  m. dau of Kensham of Tameford
  (v) Dorothy St. John
  m. (sp) John Carey, 2nd Earl of Dover (b c1608, d 1677)
(B) Sir Anthony St. John 'of Fonmon Castle, Glamorganshire' (dsp (sb dspm!))
  m. Aubrey (widow of Sir William Herbert)
  (i) Dorothy St. John (d 1655, heir) apparently of this generation
  m. Sir John Booth (b 1610, d 09.05.1678, Colonel)
  (C) Sir Alexander St. John
  m. Margaret Tyre (dsp 27.08.1666, dau of John Tyre)
  (D) Sir Rowland St. John (d 08.1645)
  m. Sybilla Vaughan (sister (not dau) of John Vaughan of Hargast)
  Ancestors of 7th and later Lords St. John of Bletso.
  (E) Sir Beauchamp St. John (d 1631)
  m. Rebecca Hawkins (dau of _ Hawkins of Tilbrook)
  (F) Dorothy St. John apparently of this generation
  m. Edward Bourchier, 4th Earl of Bath (d 1636)
(G) Anne (Agnes) St. John (4th dau) apparently of this generation
  m. Sir Robert Chernocke of Hulcote (d 26.07.1670)
  (H) Martha St. John probably of this generation
  m. Periam Dockwra of Putteridge (a 1634)
  (I) Margaret St. John probably of this generation
  m. Sir Thomas Cheney of Sundon
  (3) Thomas St. John
  (A) Oliver St. John of Cayshoe
  m. Sarah Buckley (dau of Edward Buckley of Odell)
  (i) Sir Oliver St. John of Longthorpe ('lord chief justice of the Common Pleas')
  m1. Joane Altham (dau/heir of Sir James (not John) Altham of (Latton &) Mark Hall, Essex)
(a) Francis St. John of Cambridge then Lincoln's Inn (MP)
  m1. Mary Wakeridge (dau of Dionysius Wakeridge of Kelvedon)
  ((1)) Oliver St. John (d unm)
  m2. Mary Foorth (dau of Dannett Foorth, alderman of London)
  ((2)) Sir Francis St. John, Sheriff of Northamptonshire, Bart of Longthorpe (d 09.1756)
  m. Mary Gould (dau of Sir Nathaniel Gould)
  ((A)) Frances St. John
  ((B)) Mary St. John (d 21.09.1793)
  m. (01.1736/7) Sir John Bernard, Bart of Brampton (d 15.12.1766)
((3)) Mary St. John
  m. Samuel Browne of Arlesey
  ((4))+ other issue - William (d young), Oliver (d unm), Walter in London, Johanna (d young), Elizabeth
  (b) William St. John (d unm)
  (c) Johanna St. John
  m. (c1651) Sir Walter St. John of Battersea, 3rd Bart of Lydiard Tregoze (d 03.07.1708)
  (d) Catherine St. John
  m. Henry St. John of Tandragee (brother of Sir Walter)
  m2. Elizabeth Cromwell (dau of Henry Cromwell of Upwood)
(e) Oliver St. John
  m. Elizabeth Hammond of Kent
  (f) Elizabeth St. John
  m. Sir John Bernard, Bart of Brampton (d 06.1679)
  (ii)+ other issue - John (d unm), Elizabeth
  (4) Judith St. John
  m. John Pelham of Laughton, Sussex (d 13.10.1580)
  (5) Martha St. John
  m1. Richard Cheney of Sussex
  m2. John Colbrand of Boreham
  m3. George Wingate
(6) Anne St. John
  m1. Robert (not Andrew) Corbet of Salop (d 1583)
  m2. Sir Rowland Lytton of Knebworth
  (7) Margart St. John
  m. Nicholas Luke of Woodend, Bedfordshire
  (8) Elizabeth St. John probably of this generation
  m. (1614) Sir William Becher of Howberry (d before 02.04.1641)
  (9)+ other issue - Francis, Margery, Agnes
m2. Elizabeth
  b. Alice St. John
  m. Edmund Elmes of Lilford (Lylford)
  c. Anne St. John
  m. Richard Dennys of Dereham
d. Margaret St. John (d 27.08.1562)
  m1. Sir John Gostwick of Willington
  m2. Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford (b 1527, d 28.07.1585)
  e. Margery St. John
  m1. Henry Grey, younger of Kent (b 1520, dvp 1545)
  m2. Francis Pigott of Whaddon
  p. Anne Nevell (dau of Thomas Nevell of Cotterstock, son of William of Holte)
  f. Cressyd (Cressett) St. John
  m. John Boteler of Sharnbrooke
  g. Jane St. John
  m. John Gascoigne of Carington
  h. Mary St. John
  m. John Hervey or Harvey of Thurley
  i.+ other issue - Charles, daughter
  ii. Sir Oliver St. John of Sharnebrook, Bedfordshire
  The following comes from Visitation (Bedfordshire, 1566, St. John (of Sharnebrook)).
  m. Mary FitzGeffrey (dau of William FitzGeffrey of Thurly (Thurleigh)
  a. Margaret St. John
  m. Thomas Cobbe of Sharnebrook
  b. Alice St. John
  m. Anthony Pollard (uncle of Sir John Pollard)
  c. Elizabeth St. John
  m. William Goodfellow of Pavenham
  d.+ other issue - John (dsp), George, Henry, Thomas, Francis, Margery
  iii. Alexander St. John of Thorley (Thurleigh in Bedfordshire not Hertfordshire)
  (1) BE1883 reports that Alexander had a great-grandson Oliver who was 'lord chief justice of the Common Pleas'. Assuming that there were not two such Olivers, we follow BP1934 (St. John) which shows him as a descendant of the 1st Lord.
(2) The following comes from Visitation (Bedfordshire, 1566, St. John (of Thurleigh)).
m. Jane Dalyson (dau of George Dalyson of Cranesley, widow of Thomas Lenthroppe of Shinglehall)
  a. Oliver St. John
  m. Margaret Eston (dau of Thomas Eston of Holme, widow of John Gooderick of Doddington)
  b. Alice St. John (dsp)
  m. John Clopton of Bedfordshire
  iv. Elizabeth St. John
  m1/2. Sir Thomas Rotheram of Someries
  This may have been the Elizabeth who (also, allegedly) married ...
  m2/1. Sir John Zouche of Codnor
v. Alice St. John (bur 23.11.1553)
  m. (before 1505) Henry Parker, 1st Lord Morley (b by 1486, d 27.11.1556)
  vi. Margaret St. John
  m. Sir Thomas Gamage of Coity
  vii. Sibilla (Isabelle) St. John
  m. Sir Robert Kirkham of Warmington
  viii. Catherine St. John
  m1. Griffin Rhese
  m2. Sir Peter Edgecombe of Mount Edgecombe
B. Anne St. John
  m. (1493) Henry de Clifford, 10th Lord (b 1454, d 23.04.1523)
  C. Eleanor St. John probably of this generation
  m. Sir John Zouche of Codnor Castle
  D. daughter
2. Oliver St. John of Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire (d before 10.04.1497)
  m. Elizabeth Scroope (d 12.06.1503, dau of Henry Scoope, 4th Lord of Bolton)
  A. Sir John St. John of Lydiard Tregoze (b 1473, d 1512)
  m. Joan Iwarby (dau/heir of Sir John Iwarby of Quainton, Purley & Farley-Chamberlayne)
i. John St. John of Lydiard Tregoze and Farley-Chamberlayne (b 1504-5, d 05.04.1576)
  m1. Margaret Carew (dau of Sir Richard Carew of Beddington)
  a. Nicholas St. John of Lydiard Tregoze (d 1589)
  m. Elizabeth Blount (dau of Sir Richard Blount of Maple Durham)
  (1) Sir John St. John of Lydiard Tregoze
  m. Lucy Hungerford (dau of Sir Walter Hungerford of Farley)
  (A) Sir John St. John, 1st Bart of Lydiard Tregoze and Battersea, Sheriff of Wiltshire (d 1648)
  m1. Anne Leighton (d 1628, dau of Sir Thomas Leighton of Feckenham)
  m2. Margaret (widow of Sir Richard Grubham)
(B) Barbara St. John (bur 16.09.1672)
  m. Sir Edward Villiers (d 07.09.1626)
  (C) Jane St. John apparently of this generation
  m1. Robert Attye
  m2. Sir Charles Pleydell of Midgehill (a 1618)
  (D) Lucy St. John apparently of this generation
  m. (23.10.1615) Sir Allen Apsley (b 1582, d 24.06.1630)
  (2) Oliver St. John, Lord Deputy of Ireland, 1st Viscount Grandison (dsp 30.12.1630)
  The Viscounty passed to his grand-nephew, William Villiers.
  (3) Richard St. John
  (4) Eleanor St. John probably of this generation
  m. Sir Thomas Cave of Stanford
  (5) Elizabeth St. John probably of this generation
  m. (1575) Sir Richard St. George of Hatley St. George (d 17.05.1635, Clarenceaux King of Arms)
(6) Jane St. John probably of this generation
  m. Robert Nicholas of Manningford Bruce
  (A) Katherine Nicholas (bur 04.12.1678)
  m. Sir Thomas Brodrick of Wandsworth (b c1596, bur 04.02.1642)
  (7) Catherine St. John probably of this generation
  m. Edmond Richmond alias Webb of Redbourne Cheney, Wiltshire
  (A) Judith Richmond or Webb
  m. Warham Jemmett
  (i) Judith Jemmett (heir)
  m. (1699) Edward Browne, Mayor of Cork, 1st of Riverstown (b 1676, a 1714)
m2. Elizabeth Whettle (dau of Sir Richard Whettle or Whetehill of Calais)
  b. William St. John of Farley-Chamberlayne (b 01.08.1538, d 18.04.1609)
  m. Barbara Gore (bur 03.01.1613-4, dau of Thomas Gore of Nether Wallop)
  (1) Henry St. John of Farley-Chamberlayne and Norton St. Valery (b 1568-9, d 1621)
  m. Ursula Stukeley (dau of Hugh Stukeley of Marsh)
  (A) John St. John of Farley-Chamberlayne and Norton St. Valery (d 07.09.1627)
  m. Susannah Gifforde (d 05.05.1628, dau of Sir Richard Gifforde of King's Somborne)
  (i) John St. John (d infant 26.02.1628)
  (B) Oliver St. John of Farley-Chamberlayne (b 27.09.1608, d 31.07.1665)
  m. Constance Dawley (d 14.09.1666, dau of Walter Dawley of Ibsley)
  (2) Barbara St. John
  m. (1585) Thomas Worsley of Appuldercombe (b 1563, d 1604)
B. Elizabeth St. John (d 28.06.1516)
  m1. Gerald 'More' FitzGerald, 8th Earl of Kildare, Lord Deputy of Ireland (d 03.09.1513)
  m2. Sir John Wallop (dsp 07.1551)
  C. Eleanor St. John
  m. (sp) Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset
  D. Margaret St. John, lay abbess of Shaftesbury
3. Edith St. John
  m. Sir Geoffrey Pole
4. Elizabeth St. John
  m1. William Zouche, Lord of Haringworth
  m2. Sir John le Scrope, 5th Lord of Bolton (b 22.07.1435, d 17.08.1498)
5. Mary St. John
  m. Sir Richard Tregonwell
6. Margaret St. John (d 1492, lay abbess)
7. Agnes St. John
  m. David Malpas of Cheshire

Main source(s): BP1934 (St. John), BE1883 (St. John of Bolingbroke), BP1934 (Bolingbroke), BEB1841 (St. John of Longthorpe), Visitation (Huntingdonshire, 1613, St. John), Visitation (Bedfordshire, 1566, St. John (of Blethsoe)) with some input from BP1934 (Mildmay)
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