|Birth: ||1540, Wales|
|Death: ||Mar. 10, 1611|
Baroness Dacre, daughter of Thomas Fiennes, 9th Lord Dacre, and Mary Neville. Married the High Sheriff of Kent Sampson Lennard 16 Nov 1564 in Kent, England.
Sampson and Lady Margaret's home was at Chevening, co. Kent, 15 miles southeast of London, until perhaps 1594, the year of her brother's death, after which they were much at Hurstmonceux Castle, which they greatly embellished and where they entertained lavishly.
At St. Botolph's Church at Chevening is the stately alabaster tomb of Sampson Lennard and Margaret Fiennes.
In the south chancel, a stately tomb of alabaster, on which are the figures of a man in armour, and a lady in her robes, with their heads resting on cushions; at his feet is a brass head out of a ducal crown, and at her's a dog; on the south side are three sons (Henry, George & Thomas) kneeling on cushions, the first in robes, the others in armour; on the north side are five daughters (Anne, Mary, Margaret, Elizabeth & Frances), erected for Sampson Lennard, esq. with his wife Margaret Fiences, lady Dacre, &c. obt. 1615; on the top are six coats of arms with their quarterings.
Under the remarkably fine tomb in Chevening Church, upon which are their life-size effigies has the following inscription for Margaret Lennard: Thank you to Dewayne Gore for translating it from Latin to English.
"'Margaret Fynes, Baronissae Dacre, Baron Dacre, son of Thomas, Thomas will become a soldier of the Son, the Son of Thomas Lord Dacre, and Anna his wife the daughter of Humfridi Bourchier Knight, the son of John, Baron of Berners Bourchier, the son of William Bourchier Earl of Essex and Ewe, and Anna his wife thereof, the daughter of Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester and from the mother's side, the stock of the daughter of Mary, the daughter of George Nevile of Bergaveny Baron, Son of Edward Nevile, Burgaveny of the Baron, the son of Ralph Nevile Earl of Westmorland, the daughter of John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster and Joan his wife. Love and honor, therefore, have held most dear, and this same moestissimus wife, whom when beasset happy issue, exemplarque of piety to God, their respect her husband, of charity to the poor, kindness toward all men, sex exhibited above at length by 10 day of March, in the year of salvation 1611, age 70, with the highest of all good men desire them; the Supreme Spirit, the Spirit of the Father gladly lubensque, exhalavit.
Thomas Fiennes (1516 - 1541)
Mary Neville Fiennes (1520 - 1565)
Sampson Lennard (1544 - 1615)*
Henry Lennard (1570 - 1616)*
Thomas Leonard (1577 - 1638)*
Gregory Fiennes (1539 - 1594)*
Margaret Fiennes Lennard (1540 - 1611)
St Botolph's Churchyard
Created by: Sonnet Tidwell
Record added: Feb 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33583487