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Sir George Villiers

Sir George Villiers (see here and here and here),
born 1544, succ 1558,
of Brooksby, Leicestershire,
mar 1stly to Audrey Sanders,
Audrey died 1 May 1588,
had issue by 1st wife:

  1. Sir William Villiers, 1st Baronet, born 1575 (by age at death).

  2. Sir Edward Villiers, had issue:
    1. William Villiers, 2nd Viscount Grandison, had issue:
      1. Barbara Villiers, mistress of Charles II and had issue by him.

Sir George mar 2ndly, c.1590, to Mary Beaumont,
knighted in 1593,
he died on 4 January 1605 [using [NJ] date format, note that at the time this was regarded as the end of 1604], age 60 yrs,
had issue by 2nd wife:

  1. George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (see here), born 1592,
    favourite (and possibly gay lover) of James I,
    created Viscount 1616 and eventually Duke 1623,
    granted Dromahair, Co.Leitrim, Ireland, as part of the small Plantation of Leitrim,
    assassinated 1628,
    his half-brother Sir William inherited Dromahair,
    had issue:

    1. Mary Villiers, born 1622,
      mar 1stly, Jan 1635, to Charles Herbert,
      Charles died Jan 1635,
      mar 2ndly, Aug 1637, to James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond,
      James was cr 1st Duke of Richmond 1641,
      he died 1655, title extinct 1672.
      See CLIFTON in Debrett's Peerage, 1790.

  2. Christopher Villiers, 1st Earl of Anglesey (see here),
    mar Elizabeth Sheldon and had issue,
    died 1630, she remarried.

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