Sir George Throckmorton, Kt., of Coughton
Tomb of Sir George Throckmorton and Catherine Vaux, Coughton church.
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Sir George Throckmorton, Kt.
of Coughton, Warwickshire
born est c.1485,
mar est c.1510 to Hon. Catherine Vaux
[born est c.1490, descendant of Edward III
High Sheriff of Cos. Warwick and Leicester 1527
(18th Henry VIII
the Tudor gatehouse in the centre of
was constructed by him c.1530,
he opposed Henry VIII's
break with Rome 1531,
imprisoned in the
Tower of London
1536 on suspicion of plotting,
High Sheriff of Cos. Warwick and Leicester 1544
(35th Henry VIII
he died 1552, age est c.67 yrs,
she died 1571, age est c.81 yrs,
both bur in Coughton church,
- Sir Robert Throckmorton, Kt.,
of Coughton, born 1512,
High Sheriff of Cos. Warwick and Leicester 1554
(1st Queen Mary),
died 1570 (12th Elizabeth I),
age 58 yrs
(poss. died 1581),
- Thomas Throckmorton,
born est c.1540,
of Coughton, Warwickshire,
constantly suffered for his Catholic beliefs during reign of
Elizabeth I (reigned 1558-1603),
Coughton became a focus for post-Reformation Catholic resistance,
Coughton has priests' hiding places,
one of the chief plotters
of the Catholic
Gunpowder plot of 1605,
Sir Everard Digby,
was then in residence at Coughton
(though Throckmorton was not directly implicated),
died 1614, age est c.74 yrs.
Ancestor of Throckmorton, Baronets (cr 1642)
of Coughton, Warwickshire.
born est c.1513,
of Haseley, Warwickshire.
Sir Nicholas Throckmorton,
Sir John Throckmorton,
father of Francis Throckmorton the Catholic plotter.
- Anne Throckmorton, born c.1532,
she died 1553,
- Agnes Digby, born c.1552.
NOT to be confused with a much earlier
Agnes Digby, dau of John Digby, who mar est c.1495 to
Sir John Villiers (died 1507).