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Sir George Throckmorton, Kt., of Coughton

Tomb of Sir George Throckmorton and Catherine Vaux, Coughton church.
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From [VCH, Warwickshire, think 1904 to 1908 edn]. Scan from Leslie Blennerhassett.

Sir George Throckmorton, Kt. (see here),
of Coughton, Warwickshire,
born est c.1485.
He mar est c.1510 to Catherine Vaux [born est c.1490, descendant of Edward III].
He succ 1519.
High Sheriff of Cos. Warwick and Leicester 1527 (18th Henry VIII).
The Tudor gatehouse in the centre of Coughton Court was constructed by him c.1530.
He opposed Henry VIII's break with Rome in 1531.
He was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1536 on suspicion of plotting. He was released.
High Sheriff of Cos. Warwick and Leicester 1544 (35th Henry VIII).
He died 1552.
Catherine died 1571, age est c.81 yrs.
They were both bur in Coughton church.
They had issue:

  1. 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,
    or poss. died 1581,
    had issue:

    1. Thomas Throckmorton,
      born est c.1540,
      of Coughton, Warwickshire.
      He constantly suffered for his Catholic beliefs during the reign of Elizabeth I (reigned 1558-1603).
      Coughton became a focus for post-Reformation Catholic resistance.
      Coughton has priests' hiding places.
      Sir Everard Digby, one of the chief plotters of the Catholic Gunpowder plot of 1605, was then in residence at Coughton (though Throckmorton was not directly implicated).
      Thomas died 1614, age est c.74 yrs.
      Ancestor of Throckmorton, Baronets (cr 1642), of Coughton, Warwickshire.

  2. Clement Throckmorton,
    born est c.1513,
    of Haseley, Warwickshire.

  3. Sir Nicholas Throckmorton,
    the diplomat, born 1515.

  4. Sir John Throckmorton,
    father of Francis Throckmorton the Catholic plotter.

  5. Anne Throckmorton,
    mar John Digby,
    she died 1553,
    had issue:

    1. Agnes Digby, born 1540s to 1553.
      Not to be confused with an earlier Agnes Digby, dau of John Digby, who mar Sir John Villiers (died 1506).

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