Biography of Lewis Watson 1st Baron Rockingham 1587-1653

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Before 14 Jul 1587 [his father] Edward Watson of Rockingham Castle 1549-1617 and [his mother] Anne Digby 1546-1611 were married.

On 14 Jul 1587 Lewis Watson 1st Baron Rockingham 1587-1653 was born to [his father] Edward Watson of Rockingham Castle 1549-1617 (38) and [his mother] Anne Digby 1546-1611 (41). Some sources say 1584.

On 25 Jun 1601 Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1555-1601 (45) died at Berwick on Tweed. His son Robert Bertie 1582-1642 1st Earl Lindsey 1582-1642 (18) succeeded 14th Baron Willoughby Eresby. He was buried at St James' Church, Spilsby.
On 15 Feb 1610 [his wife] Catherine Bertie 1595-1610 (15) died in childbirth. She was buried at St James' Church, Spilsby.
Monument Elizabethan Recumbent. Tall Sideboard Tomb with reclining hooded figure of Lady Katherine, daughter of Peregrine, with Chrisom Child in the crib at her feet. Above a standing figure of Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1555-1601 (45) in a niche, with Strapwork embellishments, all supported on composite columns with a Dentillated cornice.

Before 27 Jun 1641 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Robert Bertie 1582-1642 1st Earl Lindsey 1582-1642.

In 1609 Lewis Watson 1st Baron Rockingham 1587-1653 (21) and [his wife] Catherine Bertie 1595-1610 (14) were married.

On 17 Feb 1611 [his mother] Anne Digby 1546-1611 (65) died.

On 01 Mar 1617 [his father] Edward Watson of Rockingham Castle 1549-1617 (68) died at Rockingham, Corby.

On 03 Oct 1620 Lewis Watson 1st Baron Rockingham 1587-1653 (33) and [his wife] Eleanor Manners Baroness Rockingham 1600-1679 (20) were married.

On 23 Jun 1621 Lewis Watson 1st Baron Rockingham 1587-1653 (33) was created 1st Baronet Rockingham. [his wife] Eleanor Manners Baroness Rockingham 1600-1679 (21) by marriage Lady Rockingham.

On 23 Apr 1623 George Manners 1572-1623 (51) died at Aylestone. In 1650 Grace Pierrepoint 1575-1650 died. Both were buried at All Saint's Church, Bakewell with an Jacobean Kneeling monument representing them and their nine children, four boys (one died an infant) on the left, five girls on the right. The armorials inclde:
Manners Augmented with a Crescent difference.
Their son John 8th Earl Rutland (18) was married to Frances Montagu Countess Rutland 1614-1671 (9).
Their daughter [his wife] Eleanor (23) was married to Lewis Watson 1st Baron Rockingham 1587-1653 (35).
Their daughter Frances was married to Nicholas Saundeson 2nd Viscount Castleton -1640.

On 30 Jun 1630 [his son] Edward Watson 2nd Baron Rockingham 1630-1689 was born to Lewis Watson 1st Baron Rockingham 1587-1653 (42) and [his wife] Eleanor Manners Baroness Rockingham 1600-1679 (30).

On 05 Jan 1653 Lewis Watson 1st Baron Rockingham 1587-1653 (65) died. His son [his son] Edward Watson 2nd Baron Rockingham 1630-1689 (22) succeeded 2nd Baron Rockingham. Anne Wentworth Baroness Rockingham 1629-1696 (23) by marriage Baroness Rockingham.

On 05 Jan 1653 Lewis Watson 1st Baron Rockingham 1587-1653 (65) was created 1st Baron Rockingham for having served the King during the Civil War. [his wife] Eleanor Manners Baroness Rockingham 1600-1679 (53) by marriage Baroness Rockingham.

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Paternal Family Tree: Watson

Ancestry

Father: Edward Watson of Rockingham Castle 1549-1617

Mother: Anne Digby 1546-1611

GrandFather: Kenelm Digby 1518-1590

Great GrandFather: Everard Digby 1496-1540

Great x 2 GrandFather: Everard Digby 1446-1509

Great x 3 GrandFather: Everard Simon Digby -1461