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Tomb of Alexander de Villiers (died 1245).
As surviving in 1795 in Kinoulton, Nottinghamshire.
Plate between p.254 and p.255 (Melton Mowbray section) in [Nichols, 1795].
Note tomb is in Nottinghamshire, not Leicestershire, the subject of the series.


  

Alexander de Villiers,
of Rigsby, Lincolnshire,
and of Kinoulton, Nottinghamshire,
mar Ceciley Seis [or Ciceley, dau of William Seis, of Donington super le Heath, Leicestershire],
through her he inherited Brooksby, Leicestershire,
died 1245, bur Kinoulton, Nottinghamshire,
had issue:


Sir Richard de Villiers, Knt.,
of Rigsby, Lincolnshire,
and of Brooksby,
listed at Brooksby in 1254,
had issue:


Sir John de Villiers,
of Brooksby,
had issue:


Sir John de Villiers,
of Brooksby,
had issue:


Geoffrey Villiers,
succ to Brooksby in 1347 (20 Edward III),
mar Alice ----,
had issue:


Sir John de Villiers,
of Brooksby,
mar 1stly to Joan Pakeman [dau of Simon Pakeman of Kirkby, Lincolnshire, son of Robert Pakeman],
had issue by 1st wife:


Richard de Villiers,
of Brooksby,
mar Elizabeth ----,
died June 1391 or June 1392,
died on "the Sunday next before the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist" (24 June) in the year 15 Richard II (22 June 1391 - 21 June 1392),
had issue:


John Villiers,
of Brooksby,
born c.Jan 1380 or c.Jan 1381 (age 11 and a half at father's death),
mar Joan Meering [dau of William Meering, Knt., or Mering, of Meering, Nottinghamshire],
died 25 Nov 1417,
said to have died on feast of St.Catherine (25 Nov) in 1417,
but also said to have died in 4 Henry V (Mar 1416 to Mar 1417),
had issue:


  1. William Villiers, Kt.,
    of Brooksby.
    He mar 1stly to Joan Bellers.
    Joan died 27 April 1475.
    He mar 2ndly (would be in old age) to Agnes ---.
    He died 1480.
    He was bur Brooksby church. Memorial to him and two wives.
    William had issue by 1st wife:


    1. John Villiers,
      mar Elizabeth Southill [or Sothill, dau of John Southill of Everingham, Yorkshire],
      he died before his father, pre-1480,
      had issue:

      1. Sir John Villiers, born est c.1470,
        of Brooksby.


    2. Helen Villiers,
      mar John Fitzwilliam and had issue.






Tomb of William Villiers and his wives

Tomb of William Villiers (died 1480) and his wives Joan and Agnes.
Brooksby church, Leicestershire.
  

Tomb of William Villiers and his wives Joan and Agnes.
Brooksby church, Leicestershire.
See full size.
Plate between p.194 and p.195 in [Nichols, 1800].



Inscription.
From p.196 of [Nichols, 1800].



Tomb of William Villiers and his wives Joan and Agnes.
Brooksby church, Leicestershire.
Photo 2016. See full size. From jmc4 on Flickr. Used with permission.


  



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