Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
Sir William Villiers, 1st Baronet (see here and here), born 1575,
mar 3rdly, pre-1618, to Rebecca Roper
[bapt St.Peter's Church,
17 Jan 1591
(regarded at the time as the end of 1590)],
Rebecca was dau of Robert Roper, of Heanor, Derbyshire, by his wife Elizabeth Nott [dau of William Nott of Imber Court, Thames Ditton, Surrey],
these Ropers are thought to be related to Roper, Viscount Baltinglass but the evidence is weak,
cr Baronet in 1619,
in 1628 he inherited Dromahair, Co.Leitrim, Ireland, from his half-brother the 1st Duke of Buckingham,
built Dromahair Castle in 1628-29,
died 12 June 1629, age 54 yrs [Complete Baronetage],
Rebecca re-married to Francis Cave,
she retained Brooksby Hall until her death,
Francis Cave died 1646,
Rebecca died 1661, age 70 yrs,
Sir William and Rebecca had issue:
Photo 2009. From Geograph.
The 17th century Villiers castle, Dromahair, Co.Leitrim.
Screenshot 2010 from street view.
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