'Digby05'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Digby of North Luffenham, Digby of Oulney, Digby of Welby

Sir John Digby of Eye Kettleby, Sheriff of Rutland, Knight Marshal, etc. (d 1533)
Nichols (vol 2, part 1, p262, note 6) reports that John was Knight Marshal of the King's household & Captain of Calais.
m1. Catherine Griffin (dau of Nicholas Griffin of Braybrook)
1. William Digby of Kettleby & Lubbenham (a 1551) 
  m1/2. Rose Prestwich (dau/heir of William Prestwich of Lubbenham)
  A. Sir John Digby (d 1548)
  m. Mary or Anne Parr (dau of William, lord Parr of Orton)
  i. William Digby (dsp 1558)
  m. Truth Tirwhitt
  B. Siimon Digby of Bedale, Rutland
  m. Anne Grey (daus/heir of Reginald Grey of Yorkshire)
  i. Rowland Digby of Beale
m. Jane Clapham
  a. Frances Digby
  m. William Wright
  b Mary Digby
  m. John Baptist
  ii. Everard Digby
  m. Catherine Stockbridge
  a. Elizabeth Digby (b 1584)
  m. _ Lyne
  m2/1. Ellen/Helen Roper (dau of John Roper of Kent (attorney general), relict of Sir Edward Montague (Chief Justice))
  C. daughter
  m. _ Field
  D. Margery Digby (bur 25.11.1609)
  m1/2. (06.05.1539-40) Thomas Mulsho of Thingdon
  m2/1. Richard Clifford of Kent
E. Isabel Digby
  m. Sir Brian Lascelles
  F.+ other issue - William (dsp), Lebbeus
2. Simon Digby of North Luffenham, Sheriff of Rutland (d 1560)
  This line is supported by Visitation (Rutland, 1618-9, 'Digby' (1)).
m. Catherine Clapham (dau of Christopher Clapham of Beamesley) Nicolas????
  A. Roger Digby of North Luffenham (d 1582)
  m. Mary Cheney (a 1587, dau of John Cheney of Agmondesham and/or Sherdloes)
  i. James Digby of North Luffenham (a 1618)
  m1. Katherine Digby (dau of Kenelin Digby of Stoke)
  a. John Digby 'of Luffenham' (a 1618, d 1643)
  m. Mary Martin (dau of Richard Martin of Long Melford)
  (1) John Digby
  m. Elizabeth Ravenscroft
  (A) John Digby (a 1683, 2nd son) probably father of ...
  (i) Kenelm Digby, Sheriff (a 1729)
  (a) John Digby, Sheriff (b c1728, d 19.05.1758) possibly of this generation
  m. Deborah Fardell (dau of John Fardell)
  (B) Mary Digby
  m. Maurice Rich
  (C)+ other issue - James (d unm), George, Joseph, Thomas, Elizabeth, Catharine, Magdalen
  BP1934 ('Digby') mentions that the following Simon was a descendant of the above Sir John Digby of Eye Kettleby. We speculate that one of these sons was his father.
  (i) Simon Digby of North Luffenham (d 1729)
  m. Margaret Saunderson
  (a) Kenelm Digby of North Luffenham
  The following comes from BLG1886 ('Digby-Beste of Botleigh Grange').
  ((1)) 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)
  (2)+ other issue - Martin, Alice (b 1618), Mary, Winifred, Cecilia
  m2. Katharine Hastings (dau of Sir Henry Hastings of Braunston)
  (7)+ other issue - John, Catharine, Dorothy
  b. Ursula Digby
  m. George Clifford of Brakenborough, Lincolnshire
  (1) Ursula Clifford (b by 1652)
  m2. Anne Partrich of Lincolnshire (heir, widow of William, son of Sir Thomas Brudenell)
  m3. Benedicta Skinner of Warwickshire (widow of _ Wednester)
  B. Augustin Digby
  m. Anne Beale of Northampton
  i. Simon Digby
  m. Elizabeth Chaloner (dau of Sir Thomas Chaloner)
  a. Kenelm Digby
  C. Mary Digby
  m1. Francis Blith
m2. Henry Adis
  D. Anne Digby
  m. Robert Millescent
  i. Eleanor Millescent
  m. Anthony Pratt
  a.+ issue - Henry, Millescent
  E.+ other issue - John, Simon, Elizabeth, Dorothy
3. Anne Digby probably duplication with Anne Digby here
  m. Sir William Skeffington of Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland (d 12.1535, m1. Margaret Digby)
4. Elizabeth Digby
  m. Humphrey Hercy of Grove
5. Alice or Parnel Digby (d 1545)
  m. George Ashby of Loseby
6. Dorothy Digby
  Nichols shows Dorothy m. ?? Brokesby of Shouldby and an unnamed sister who m. ?? Brokesby of Frisby. We wonder whether or not there has been some confusion as the Mere sources show a Dorothy, probably of this generation, who married ...
  m1. John Brokesby of Frisby
  m2. William Mere of Mere
7.+ other issue - Rowland (d 1545, rector of Barrowden), Everard (rector of Barrowden)
m2. Anne Willoughby of Wollaton



Rowland Digby of Welby & Sheldon
m. Anne Ashby (dau/heir of Robert Ashby, relict of John Sheldon of Welby & Sheldon)
1. John Digby
  m1. ??
  A. Anne Digby
  m. William Lacy of Melton
  m2. Jane Ramsey (dau of Thomas Ramsey of Hitcham)
B. William Digby of Welby, Sheriff (d 1603, 2nd son)
  m1. Elizabeth Dixwell (dau of W(illiam) Dixell of Over)
  i. Thomas Digby, last of Welby (2nd son)
  m. Anne Peyto (dau of Humfrey Peyto of Warwickshire)
  a.+ issue - William (b 1598), John (b 1601), Elizabeth, Sarah, Penelope
  ii. Everard Digby of Holwell (7th son)
  m. Ellena Sacheverell (dau of Ralph Sacheverell of Hopton & Burton)
  a.+ issue - Everard (b 1605), John (b 1609), Nathaniel (b 1610), 2 other sons, Emma, Jane, Anne, Tabitha, Martha, 2 other daughters
  iii. Elizabeth Digby
  m. (1588) Humfrey Farnham of Quarndon
  iv. Anne Digby
  m. Samuel Crech of Wartnaby
  v.+ other issue (dsp) - William, John, Anthony, Edward, Herspricus, Frances (dsp?)
  m2. _ Carleton
  xi.+ other issue
  C. Kenelm Digby (7th son)
  m. Katharine Duffield of Sandwich
  i. Dorothy Digby
  m. John Walter of Aye
  ii. Judith Digby
  m. William Larkyn of Maidstone
iii.+ other issue (dsp) - John, Joseph, Gabriel, Jerom, John, George, Sarah (dsp?)
  D. George Digby (youngest son)
  m. Anne Butler (dau of John Butler of Sherbroke, relict of Peter Morice)
  i.+ issue - Francis, George, William, Ursula, Anne, Jane
  E. Margery Digby
  m. Christopher Neale of Keyyjotp & Cotes
  F. Margaret Digby (d 1581)
  m1. Anthony (not George) Tate of Warwickshire
m2. Richard Stanley of Sutton Benington
  G. Dorothy Digby
  m. Nicholas (sb George?) Bury of Whissendine
  H.+ other issue (dsp) - Rowland, John, Humfrrey, Thomas, Henry, Edward, Eleanor
2. daughter
  m. _ Brinsey of Nottinghamshire
3. Anne Digby
  m. Robert Sherard of Lopthorpe
4. daughter
  m. John Lawrence of Loughborough Park
5. Jocosa (Joyce) Digby
  m. Nicholas Segrave of Scalford
6. daughter
  m. _ Wymarton of Rutland



(Sir) Thomas Digby of Oulney, Buckinghamshire ("esquire of the body to king Henry VII")
m. Dorothy Oxenbrigg (dau of Sir Thomas Oxenbrigg)
1. John Digby of Oulney (a 1535)
  m. Elizabeth Beke
  A. Everard Digby
  m. Alice Fulburn
  i. Thomas Digby (a 1628)
  m. Mary Nele (dau/coheir of Francis Nele of Keythorpe, m1. Everard Digby of Tilton, m2. Samson Erdeswike)
  ii. John Digby of St. Julian's, Herefordshire
m. Mary Zinzaro (dau of Alexander Zinzaro) @@ see here @@
  a.+ issue - Everard, Elizabeth, Abigail, Alice
  iii. Anne Digby
2. Catharine Digby probably duplication with Katherine Digby here
  m1/2. John Fisher of Packington
  m2/1. Simon Wallar (Wheeler of Kenilworth)
3. Anne Digby
  m. Lebbeus Derbey of Gaddesby
4. Elizabeth Digby
  m. Anthony St. Leger of Bottesford
5.+ other issue - Simon, Everard, Bridget

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John NichoÏs, vol 2, part 1, 1795, 'Pedigree of Digby of Tilton, Eye-Kettleby, Sisonby, North Luffenham, and Welby', p261*) with support as reported above
(2) For middle section : 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John NichoÏs, vol 2, part 1, 1795, 'Pedigree of Digby of Tilton, Eye-Kettleby, Sisonby, North Luffenham, and Welby', p261*)
(3) For lower section : 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John NichoÏs, vol 3, part 1, 1800, 'IV. Pedigree of Digby of Oulney', p475)
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