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My wife's ancestors - Villiers - Contents


Sir John de Villiers,
of Brooksby, Leicestershire,
had issue:

Sir John de Villers,
had issue:

Geoffrey de Villers,
succ to Brooksby in 1347 (20 Edward III),
had issue:

John de Villers,
mar 1stly to Joan Pakeman and had issue:

John de Villers,
mar Joan Meering [dau of William Meering],
died 1417 (4 Henry V),
had issue:

William de Villers, or Villiers,
of Brooksby, born est c.1410,
mar Joan Beler [or Bellers],
died 1481 (20 Edward IV), age est c.71 yrs,
had issue:

John Villiers,
mar Elizabeth Southill [or Sothill, dau of John Southill of Everingham, Yorkshire],
he died before his father, pre-1481,
had issue:

Sir John Villiers, born est c.1470,
of Brooksby, succ his grandfather 1481,
mar est c.1495 to Agnes Digby [dau of John Digby of Coleshill, Warwickshire],
Agnes is NOT to be confused with a much later Agnes Digby, dau of John Digby, whose mother was Throckmorton,
John was knighted at the marriage of Prince Arthur 1501,
he died 1507 (22 Henry VII),
had issue:

William Villiers, of Brooksby, born est c.1505,
mar Coletta Clarke [dau of Richard Clarke of Huntingdonshire],
he died 1 Nov 1558 (5 and 6 Philip and Mary),
had issue:

  1. Sir George Villiers,
    born 1544 (age 14 at father's death according to [Collins Peerage, 1756]).

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