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Families covered: Digby of Bristol, Digby of Coleshill, Digby of Mansfield Woodhouse
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Sir Simon Digby of Coleshill, Warwickshire (d 1519, Lieutenant of the Tower)
m. Alice Walleys (dau of John Walleys of East Haddon)
1. Reginald Digby of Coleshill, Sheriff of Leicester (d 1549/54)
m. Anne Danvers (dau/coheir of John Danvers of Calthorpe)
  A. John Digby of Coleshill (d 15.11.1558)
  m. Anne Throgmorton (dau of Sir George Throgmorton of Coughton)
  i. Sir George Digby of Coleshill or Colshill (b 04.11.1550, d 04.02.1586 or 04.1587, MP)
  m. Abigail Heveningham (dau of Sir Arthur Heveningham of Kettering, m2. Edward Cordell)
  a. Sir Robert Digby of Coleshill (b 1574, d 24.05.1618, MP, 2nd son)
m. (1600) Lettice FitzGerald, Baroness Offaly (d 01.12.1658, dau/heir of Gerald FitzGerald, Lord Offaly)
  b. John Digby, 1st Earl of Bristol (b 1580/c1586, d 21.01.1652, Ambassador, 4th son)
  The following is supported by BE1883 ('Digby of Bristol').
  m. Beatrix Walcott (d 12.09.1658, dau of Charles Walcott of Walcott, widow of Sir John Dyves)
(1) 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)
  (A) 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)
  (B) Francis Digby (dsp 28.05.1672)
  (C) Diana Digby
m. Baron Moll in Flanders
  (D) Anne Digby (d 26.04.1715)
  m. (10.06.1665) Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland (b 1640/1, d 28.09.1702)
  (2) Sir John Digby (b 1617, d unm, General then priest)
  (3) Abigail Digby (dsp)
  m. George Freke of Shroton
  (4) Mary Digby (dsps 05.11.1648)
m. Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall (b 16.06.1606, d 18.03.1674-5)
  c. Elizabeth or Abigail Digby
  m. (11.11.1600) Sir Baldwin Wake, 1st Bart of Clevedon (d 1627)
  d.+ other issue - George (d young), Philip (dsp)
  ii. Agnes Digby
  m. _ Villiers @@ see here (but dates wrong) @@
iii.+ other issue - Simon, Reginald
  B. Anne Digby
  m. Ralph Brome of Woodlow
  C.+ other issue - Ambrose (dsp), Margaret, 2 daughters
2. Thomas Digby of Mansfield Woodhouse - continued below
  m. Elizabeth Neville (dau of Robert Neville of Ragenhill)
3. William Digby (d young)
4. Agnes or Anne Digby
  m. William Tracy of Todington
5. Grace Digby called Sarah in Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1569+1614, 'Digby')
  m. Sir Nicholas Strelley of Nottinghamshire
6. Allice Digby (dsp 1540)
  m. Robert Clifton of Clifton (son/heir of Sir Gervas)
7. Catharine Digby
  m. Anthony Worth (b c1479, a 1517)



Thomas Digby of Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire - continued above
Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1569+1614, 'Digby') shows Thomas (m. _ Columbine) father of John (or Thomas) m. Elizabeth Slaughter. The following follows Visitation (1662-4).
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)

Main source(s): '
(1) For upper section : 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John NichoÏs, vol 3, part 1, 1800, 'Pedigree of Digby of Tilton', Pedigree II, p474), 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)
(2) For lower section : Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1662-4, 'Digby of Mansfield Woodhouse')
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