Sir Anthony St Leger

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Sir Anthony St Leger

  • Birth 1496 Ulcombe, Maidstone Borough, Kent, England
  • Death 16 Mar 1559 Ulcombe, Maidstone Borough, Kent, England
  • Burial Ulcombe, Maidstone Borough, Kent, England
  • Memorial ID 80218608

Eldest son & heir of Ralph ST LEGER of Ulcombe; cr Knt, 1539; appointed Lord Deputy of Ireland by Henry VIII, 7 Jul 1540, & served in that capacity under Edward VI & Queen Mary; married Agnes WARHAM, a niece of William WARHAM (the Archbishop of Canterbury, who married Henry to his 1st wife Catherine of Aragon); Agnes died shortly after her husband, but, to avoid heraldic complications, was buried a day before him.
Sir Anthony & Agnes had issue:
1. William ST LEGER, eldest son & heir; probably disinherited, perhaps in connection with the WYATT rebellion; married Isabel KEYES (daughter of Thomas KEYES, Sergeant-Porter to the Court of Queen Elizabeth); issue - a son Warham ST LEGER (killed at Cork, 1600, said to have been, by his wife Elizabeth WROTHE, ancestor of Elizabeth Angela Marguerite BOWES-LYON, wife of King George VI), and a daughter Ann ST LEGER, the 1st wife of Sir Robert PIGOTT of Dysart, Queen's Co.
2. Warham ST LEGER, b ca 1525; died 1597; marr Usula NEVILLE, with issue.


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Sir Anthony SENTLEGER Knight of the Most Honorable Order of the Garter, Gentleman of the Privie Chamber, & Employ'd in Most Honorable Offices under th most renowned Henry the Eight, and Edward the Sixt, Kinges, twice Lord Deputy of Ireland; By whose meanes in his first Government the Nonilitie and Commons there were induced by generall and free consent to geve unto Henrye the Eight King of England in that Province also Regalia Iura the Title and Scepter of Kinge to him and his posteritie for ever, whose praedecessors before were intituled only Lordes of Ireland.
This grave counsellor, after this course of life spent in service of the two rare and redoubted Kinges, having endured nevertheless some crosses in the tyme of Queene Mary, and yet living to see the foelicious raigne of our present peerelesse Queene Elizabeth, Departed Anno Savious 1559, about 63 yeares.


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  • Created by: Chris PIGOTT
  • Added: 10 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80218608
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Anthony St Leger (1496–16 Mar 1559), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80218608, citing All Saints Churchyard, Ulcombe, Maidstone Borough, Kent, England ; Maintained by Chris PIGOTT (contributor 46872562) .