History of Leicestershire

Abbey Gate

Around 1603 Edward Hastings 1541-1603 (62) died at Abbey Gate.

Ashby de la Zouche

In 1175 Roger Zouche 1175-1238 was born to Alain Zouche 1125-1190 (50) and Adelicia Belmeis at Ashby de la Zouche.

Around 1203 Alan Zouche 1203-1270 was born to Roger Zouche 1175-1238 (28) and Margaret Bisset at Ashby de la Zouche.

In 1234 Margaret Zouche 1234- was born to William Zouche 1215-1271 (24) and Maud Trailly at Ashby de la Zouche.

In or before 1238 Eudo Zouche 1238-1279 was born to Roger Zouche 1175-1238 (63) and Margaret Bisset at Ashby de la Zouche.

On 14 May 1238 Roger Zouche 1175-1238 (63) died at Ashby de la Zouche.

On 25 Jun 1279 Eudo Zouche 1238-1279 (41) died at Ashby de la Zouche.

In 1285 Roger Zouche 1226-1285 (59) died at Ashby de la Zouche.

Around 1315 Thomasina Zouche 1315-1344 was born to William Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Harringworth 1276-1352 (38) and Maud Lovell Baroness Zouche Harringworth 1280-1346 (35) at Ashby de la Zouche.

On 15 Sep 1317 Alan Zouche 2nd Baron Zouche Mortimer 1317-1346 was born to William Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Mortimer 1265-1336 (52) and Alice Tosny Countess Warwick 1284-1325 (33) at Ashby de la Zouche.

In 1487 George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 was born to Edward Hastings 2nd Baron Hastings 1466-1506 (20) and Mary Hungerford Baroness Hastings, 4th Baroness Hungerford 1466-1553 (21) at Ashby de la Zouche.

In 1514 Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1561 was born to George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (27) and Anne Stafford Countess Huntingdon 1483-1544 (31) at Ashby de la Zouche.

Around 1535 Henry Hastings 3rd Earl Huntingdon 1535-1595 was born to Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1561 (21) and Catherine Pole Countess Huntingdon 1511-1576 (24) at Ashby de la Zouche.

In 1541 Edward Hastings 1541-1603 was born to Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1561 (27) and Catherine Pole Countess Huntingdon 1511-1576 (30) at Ashby de la Zouche.

On 24 Apr 1586 Henry Hastings 5th Earl Huntingdon 1586-1643 was born to Francis Hastings 1560-1595 (26) and Sarah Harrington 1565-1629 (21) at Ashby de la Zouche.

In 1623 Robert Shirley 4th Baronet Staunton Harold 1623-1656 was born to Henry Shirley 2nd Baronet Staunton Harold 1588-1623 (35) and Dorothy Devereux Baronetess Staunton Harold at Ashby de la Zouche.

Ashby Grammar School, Ashby de la Zouche

On 01 Jul 1574 Joseph Hall Bishop 1574-1656 was born in Bristow Park, Ashby de la Zouche. He was educated at Ashby Grammar School, Ashby de la Zouche.

Bristow Park, Ashby de la Zouche

On 01 Jul 1574 Joseph Hall Bishop 1574-1656 was born in Bristow Park, Ashby de la Zouche. He was educated at Ashby Grammar School, Ashby de la Zouche.

St Helen's Church, Ashby de la Zouche

See Hasting's Chapel, St Helen's Church, Ashby de la Zouche

Aylestone

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 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.

Belgrave

Long Clawson, Belgrave

On 19 Jul 1641 Henry Hastings 1605- and Jane Goodall were married at Long Clawson, Belgrave.

Belvoir

Belvoir Castle

Around 1088 Adeliza Plessis 1027-1088 (61) died at Belvoir Castle.

In 1095 Hugh Bigod 1st Earl Norfolk 1095-1177 was born to Roger Bigod -1107 at Belvoir Castle.

Around 1130 William "Le Breton" Dalbini 1130-1186 was born to William "Brito aka Breton" Dalbini 1086-1148 (44) and Cecily Bigod at Belvoir Castle.

After 1148 William "Brito aka Breton" Dalbini 1086-1148 died at Belvoir Castle. He was buried at Belvoir Priory.

In 1527 Anne Manners 1527-1549 was born to Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 (35) and Eleanor Paston Baroness Ros Helmsley 1495-1551 (32) at Belvoir Castle.

Around 1530 Frances Manners Baroness Bergavenny 1530-1576 was born to Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 (38) and Eleanor Paston Baroness Ros Helmsley 1495-1551 (35) at Belvoir Castle.

Around 1535 Roger Manners 1535-1607 was born to Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 (43) and Eleanor Paston Baroness Ros Helmsley 1495-1551 (40) at Belvoir Castle.

In 1537 Thomas Manners 1537-1591 was born to Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 (45) and Eleanor Paston Baroness Ros Helmsley 1495-1551 (42) at Belvoir Castle.

In Jul 1539 Catherine Manners 1539-1547 was born to Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 (47) and Eleanor Paston Baroness Ros Helmsley 1495-1551 (44) at Belvoir Castle.

On 23 Apr 1603 Gregory Cromwell was knighted by James I King England and Ireland VI King Scotland 1566-1625 (36) at Belvoir Castle.

On 18 Mar 1639 George Willoughby 7th Baron Willoughby Parham 1639-1674 was born to William Willoughby 6th Baron Willoughby Parham 1616-1673 (23) and Anne Carey Baroness Willoughby Parham 1615-1671 (24) at Belvoir Castle.

The Manuscripts of His Grace the Duke of Rutland 1640. 04 Jan 1640. Savoy.
F. Lord Willoughby to his uncle, the Earl of Rutland (60), at Belvoir Castle.
When we ate yonr venison my wife and I drank your health and my Lady’s and did not forget little Mr. George, whom, I am glad to hear, grows towards a man. “There hath beene a marriage at the court betweene one of my Lord of Corcke (73) sonnse (21) and my Lady Elizabeth Feelding, about which there is a greate stur, for it seemes he did not prove eoe rite as a man should be to goo about such a business. For the report goese that his manly part had lost something in his former serviocesse, and beside that he was soe full of severall disceases ... as that it was tould the Queene (30), whoe sent for my Lady Elizabeth, and tould her that she must desier her not to lett her husband lye with her that night, whoe put of, modilestly making little answere, but she seemed so lothe to understand the Queene (30), as that she tould her she must command her not to come in a pair of sheets with him, and tould her the reasons ; soe as that he is gone out of the way some say into France, others thinks he is in London under cower. It was discovered by his sister (30) Mr. Goring’s (31) wife, to whom he had imparted his grevancess, and she had plotted it soe, to make an excuse for him, that he should falie downe stares that day, and she would come and take him up, and soe he should complane how he had breused himselfe and strained his back with the fale, that he should be soe ill he was not fitt to goe to bed to his wife that night. But could not keepe her counsel but must tell her husband Jorge Goring (31), and he presently ran and tould the Queene (30), and soe it was discovered and then it was presently in every buddy’s mouth.”
My Lord Keeper is so ill that the physicians think he cannot recover. My Lord Chief Justice Bramstone is talked of to be Lord Keeper, and Bishop Wren (54). It is known to be between those two. My Lord Finch (12) will be Chief Justice of the King's Bench and the Attorney General to be Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. Signet.

Around 1625 John Hoskins Painter 1590-1664 (35). Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 (15).

Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 and the dwarf Jeffrey Hudson.

Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 and her son Charles James Stewart 1629-1629.

Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669.

John Evelyn's Diary 1654 August. 14 Aug 1654. I took a journey into the Northern parts, riding through Oakham, a pretty town in Rutlandshire, famous for the tenure of the Barons (Ferrers), who hold it by taking off a shoe from every nobleman's horse that passes with his lord through the street, unless redeemed with a certain piece of money. In token of this, are several gilded shoes nailed up on the castle gate, which seems to have been large and fair. Hence, we went by Brook, a very sweet seat and park of the old Lady Camden's. Next, by Burleigh House, belonging to the Duke of Buckingham, and worthily reckoned among the noblest seats in England, situate on the brow of a hill, built à la moderne near a park walled in, and a fine wood at the descent.
Now we were come to Cottsmore, a pretty seat belonging to Mr. Heath, son of the late Lord Chief Justice of that name. Here, after dinner, parting with the company that conducted us thus far, I passed that evening by Belvoir Castle, built on a round mount at the point of a long ridge of hills, which affords a stately prospect, and is famous for its strenuous resistance in the late civil war.
Went by Newark-on-Trent, a brave town and garrison. Next, by Wharton House, belonging to the Lord Chaworth, a handsome seat; then by Home, a noble place belonging to the Marquis of Dorchester (48), and passed the famous River Trent, which divides the South from the North of England; and so lay that night at Nottingham.
This whole town and county seems to be but one entire rock, as it were, an exceedingly pleasant shire, full of gentry. Here, I observed divers to live in the rocks and caves, much after the manner as about Tours, in France. The church is well built on an eminence; there is a fair house of the Lord Clare's, another of Pierrepont's; an ample market place; large streets, full of crosses; the relics of an ancient castle, hollowed beneath which are many caverns, especially that of the Scots' King, and his work while there.
This place is remarkable for being the place where his Majesty first erected his standard at the beginning of our late unhappy differences. The prospects from this city toward the river and meadows are most delightful.

In 1669 John Willoughby 8th Baron Willoughby Parham 1669-1678 was born to George Willoughby 7th Baron Willoughby Parham 1639-1674 (29) and Elizabeth Clinton Baroness De La Warr at Belvoir Castle.

After 1669 Charles Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Parham 1669-1679 was born to William Willoughby 6th Baron Willoughby Parham 1616-1673 and Anne Carey Baroness Willoughby Parham 1615-1671 at Belvoir Castle.

Around Apr 1678 John Willoughby 8th Baron Willoughby Parham 1669-1678 (9) died at Belvoir Castle. His uncle John Willoughby 9th Baron Willoughby Parham 1669-1678 (9) succeeded 9th Baron Willoughby Parham.

On 10 Jan 1711 John Manners 1st Duke Rutland 1638-1711 (72) died at Belvoir Castle. His son John Manners 2nd Duke Rutland 1676-1721 (34) succeeded 2nd Duke Rutland, 2nd Marquess Grandby, 10th Earl Rutland (3C 1525). Catherine Russell Duchess Rutland 1676-1711 (34) by marriage Duchess Rutland.

On 13 Dec 1818 John James Robert Manners 7th Duke Rutland 1818-1906 was born to John Henry Manners 5th Duke Rutland 1778-1857 (40) and Elizabeth Howard Duchess Rutland 1780-1825 (38) at Belvoir Castle.

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915 Chapter V: Country House Visits. Belvoir Castle was another delightful place I stayed at, and I remember the fifth Duke of Rutland (64) drinking my health on my eighteenth birthday. His son, the Marquis of Granby (27), was a man of consummate tact and presence of mind. At one of the house-parties there was a pretty young married lady with whom he was greatly smitten, and having received every encouragement, he paid a visit to her room after she had retired. The lady was asleep, and just as the Marquis (27) was about to rouse her, the door opened, and the husband, whom he supposed to be otherwise engaged, appeared unexpectedly on the scene. It was an embarrassing moment, but the Marquis (27), who was equal to the occasion, held up a warning finger and exclaimed in an anxious whisper, " Hush ! don't disturb her, she is fast asleep ; I was passing, and I thought I smelt fire — but all's well." The husband thanked him with honest gratitude, and doubtless felt all the happier for being under the roof of such a solicitous host.

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915 Chapter V: Country House Visits. Before going back to town from Belvoir Castle, my mother and I stayed one day at the Old Club on the invitation of Sir James Musgrave and John Moore. It was New Year's Eve, and the bells which rang in the New Year must have continued all night, for I never got any sleep, and so the morning of January 1, 1843, found me very tired, and not in the best of tempers !.

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915 Chapter X: Newmarket and Melton. My hunting recollections would not be complete without including among them the occasion in '73 when I went to a meet at Belvoir, and met his Majesty King Edward VII (31), then Prince of Wales, who was staying at the Castle. I was riding my famous horse "Dandy," who won the Billesdon Coplow Stakes at Croxton Park, and that morning I was much exercised in my mind about a proposal of marriage I had just received from Disraeli (68). My uncle Admiral Rous (77), had said to me, " My dear, you can't marry that d---d old Jew," but I had known Disraeli (68) all my life, and I liked him very well. He had, however, one drawback so far as I was concerned, and that was his breath — the ill odour of politics perhaps ! In ancient Rome a wife could divorce her husband if his breath were unpleasant, and had Dizzy (68) lived in those days his wife would have been able to divorce him without any difficulty. I was wondering whether I could possibly put up with this unfortunate attribute in a great man, when I met the King, who was graciously pleased to ride with me. In the course of our conver- sation I told him about Disraeli's (68) proposal and asked him whether he would advise me to accept it, but the King (31) said he did not think the marriage would be a very happy one.
I lunched with the Royal party at Belvoir Castle, and as I rode home afterwards I felt well pleased that I had decided not to become the wife of a politician !.

On 03 Mar 1888 Charles Manners 6th Duke Rutland 1815-1888 (72) died unmarried at Belvoir Castle. His brother John James Robert Manners 7th Duke Rutland 1818-1906 (69) succeeded 7th Duke Rutland, 7th Marquess Grandby, 15th Earl Rutland (3C 1525). Janetta Hughan Duchess Rutland by marriage Duchess Rutland.

On 05 Aug 1906 John James Robert Manners 7th Duke Rutland 1818-1906 (87) died at Belvoir Castle. His son Henry John Brinsley Manners 8th Duke Rutland 1852-1925 (54) succeeded 8th Duke Rutland, 8th Marquess Grandby, 16th Earl Rutland (3C 1525). Violet Lindsay Duchess Rutland 1856-1937 (50) by marriage Duchess Rutland.

Times Newspaper Marriages. 27 Jan 1916. MARRIAGE OF LORD GRANBY
The marriage of the Marquess of Granby (29), only son of the Duke (63) and Duchess of Rutland (59), to Miss Kathleen Tennant (21), youngest daughter of Mr. (55) and Mrs. (52) Frank Tennant, of Innes House, took place yesterday at St. Margaret's. There was a very large attendance, and a number of those present brought young children vith them.
The bride (21), who was given away by her father (55), wore a Venetian gown of white satin with a gold, brocade train four yards long and a short mantlet of old Venetian family lace; the sleeves were long and close-fitting, and she had a long white net veil with a wreath of orange blossoms. She carried a copy of the marriage service embroidered in seed pearl and coloured silks, worked by her mother after an old design in the British Museum.
Lady Diane Manners (24), who was one of the bridesmaids, designed the bridesmaids' gowns in the medieval manner; they were of white chiffon belted in silver worn with flowing veils of blue tulle held bv silver bands. Each of the bridesmaids carried a tail branch of almond blossom; the others were Miss Elizabeth Asquith, Miss Mary Lyttelton, and Miss Violet Warrenrder. The Hon. Stephen Tennant (9), wlho wore a Romeo suit with a jewelleed belt, was the page. Captain Charles-Lindsay, Grenadier Guards, was best man. Canon Sheppard (35), Sub-Dean of the Chapels Royal, and the Rev. F. W. Knox, the Duke of Rutland's (63) chaplain, performed the ceremony.
SOME OF THE GOWNS. The Duke of Rutland (63) was among the first to come to the church, and most of the guests were there early. Thre Prime Minister arrived with Mr. and Mrs. Bonhlam-Carter, anld Mr. Balfour with a party which included Mr. and Mrs. William Balfour. The Duchess on Rutland (59) wore gold charmeuse with gold tissue in her hat and a rose pink velvet cloak bordered with fur. The Marchioness of Anglesey (32), in white box-cloth, brought her little daughter, Lady Carolinie Paget (2), in a little Ermine coat and hat. Mrs. Asquith, who was with Mrs. Graham Smith, wore a black charmeuse gown made with a ruched cape and trimmed with chinchilla; her hat was black with emerald feathers.
Mrs. Tennant (52) wore black and white embroidered taffetas; Lady Robert Manners had a long muauve coat trimmed with skunk; and the Countess of Wemyss (53) was in black and white. Lady Tree had a pervenche panne long coat made tight-fitting and a plain black sailor hat. The Countess of Droghleda wore black and gold, Lady D'Abernon grey chinchilla furs with a black coat and skirt, and Lady Arthur Paget a musquash coat bordered with skunk. Mrs. Guy Charteris brought her baby, and the Hon. Mrs. George Keppel (45), in black and white, was accomapanied by her two daughters, and Mrs. McKenna by her two sons. Mrs. Hwfa Williams and Lady Randolph Churchill (who was with Mrs. Churchill) both were black velvet.
The Guests. Among those present were:
The Italian Ambassador, the Spanish Ambassador, the Duchess of Buccleuch (44), and Lady Margaret Scott, etc
A small reception was held after the ceremony at Lord and Lady Glenconner's house in Queen Anne's gate, and the bride (59) and bridegroom (29) subsequently left for Belvoir Castle, where the honeymoon vill be spent.

Lord Ross Divorce

The Lord Ross Divorce attracted considerable public attention since it highlighted the shortcomings of the divorce laws. Anne Pierrepoint 1631- had clearly committed adultery since she was in London at the time of the conception whilst her husband, known by the courtesy title Lord Ross was at Belvoir Castle. The child would be considered legitimate since the parents were married; the law made no provision for adultery or divorce. He was forced to seek legislation in Parliament that made the child illegitimate and, therefore, unable to inherit his title. He was further compelled to seek legislation so that he could marry again so that he could produce an heir.
Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 took a more than passing interest, it is believed, since divorce may have been an option since he and his wife Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705 had not had any children in their eight years of marriage despite he having had eight illegitimate children.

Before 1687 Pieter Borsseler Painter 1634-1687. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705.

Around 1663 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680 (44). Portrait of Eleanor Needham Baroness Byron 1627-1664 (36) depicted as Saint Catherine of Alexandria in a guise probably intended to flatter Charles II's Queen, Catherine of Braganza (24). Accordingly she carries the martyr's palm branch and leans upon a wheel. The sitter looks to two Putti in the upper left, one of whom holds a wreath of bay leaves above her head. She is wearing a copper-red dress with a richly decorated blue mantle about her arms.

Around 1665 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680 (46). Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705 (26).

Around 1670 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696 (37). Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705 (31).

Before 1696 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705.

Before 1696 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705.

Belvoir Priory

After 1148 William "Brito aka Breton" Dalbini 1086-1148 died at Belvoir Castle. He was buried at Belvoir Priory.

Blaby

Lubbesthorpe, Blaby

Around 1313 Joan Zouche 1313-1376 was born to Roger Zouche 1293-1313 (20) at Lubbesthorpe, Blaby. Date asjusted from 1318 to 1313 to be consistent with father's death.

Lubbesthorpe Manor, Lubbesthorpe, Blaby

On 29 Sep 1242 Roger Zouche 1242-1285 was born to Alan Zouche 1203-1270 (39) and Helen or Ela Quincy at Lubbesthorpe Manor, Lubbesthorpe, Blaby.

Bosworth

In 1175 William Harcourt 1175-1223 was born at Bosworth.

Around 1343 Richard Harcourt 1343- was born to William Harcourt 1300-1349 (43) and Joan Grey 1302-1369 (41) at Bosworth.

Around 1343 Thomas Harcourt 1343-1417 was born to William Harcourt 1300-1349 (43) and Joan Grey 1302-1369 (41) at Bosworth.

Around 1377 Thomas Harcourt 1377-1420 was born to Thomas Harcourt 1343-1417 (34) and Maud Grey 1328-1394 (49) at Bosworth.

Bottesford

On 19 May 1671 Frances Montagu Countess Rutland 1614-1671 (57) died at Bottesford.

See St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford

Bradgate Park

On 25 Aug 1540 Catherine Grey Countess Hertford 1540-1568 was born to Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (23) and Frances Brandon Marchioness Dorset 1517-1559 (23) at Bradgate Park.

Braunston

In 1544 Walter Hastings 1544-1616 was born to Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1561 (30) and Catherine Pole Countess Huntingdon 1511-1576 (33) in Braunston.

Breedon on the Hill

On 03 Feb 1849 Sophia Curzon 1779-1849 (70) died. She was buried at Breedon on the Hill.

See Church of St Mary and St Hardulph, Breedon on the Hill

Brooke

In 1582 Edward Noel 2nd Viscount Campden 1582-1643 was born to Andrew Noel 1558-1607 (24) and Mabel Harrington at Brooke.

On 19 Oct 1607 Andrew Noel 1558-1607 (49) died at Brooke.

Lucy Noel -1616 was born to Andrew Noel 1558-1607 and Mabel Harrington at Brooke.

Brooksby

In 1433 John Villiers 1433-1481 was born to William Villiers 1400-1442 (33) in Brooksby.

In 1456 John Villiers 1456-1506 was born to John Villiers 1433-1481 (23) in Brooksby.

In 1492 William Villiers of Brooksby Leicestershire 1492-1558 was born to John Villiers 1456-1506 (36) in Brooksby.

Around 1544 George Villiers of Brokesby 1544-1606 was born to William Villiers of Brooksby Leicestershire 1492-1558 (52) and Collette Clarke 1491-1539 at Brooksby.

On 28 Aug 1592 George Villiers 1st Duke of Buckingham 1592-1628 was born to George Villiers of Brokesby 1544-1606 (48) and Mary Beaumont 1st Countess Buckingham 1570-1632 (22) at Brooksby.

On Apr 1620 Edward Villiers 1620-1689 was born to Edward Villiers 1585-1626 (35) and Barbara St John -1672 at Brooksby.

Broughton Astley

Around 1246 Andrew Astley 1st Baron Astley 1246-1301 was born to Thomas Astley 1215-1265 and Joane Blois 1223-1260 (23) in Broughton Astley.

Around 1340 William Astley 4th Baron Astley 1340-1404 was born to Thomas Astley 3rd Baron Astley 1308-1366 (32) and Elizabeth Beauchamp Baroness Astley 1316-1359 (24) in Broughton Astley.

Castle Donington

On 20 Jun 1622 John Stanhope 1590-1638 (32) and Mary Radclyffe Baronetess Gell 1605-1653 (17) were married in Castle Donington.

Around 1610 William Larkin Painter 1582-1619 (28); possibly a follower. Portrait of Mary Radclyffe Baronetess Gell 1605-1653 (5).

Charnwood

Swithland, Charnwood

St Leonard's Church, Swithland, Charnwood

On 24 Oct 1753 Joseph Danvers 1st Baronet D'Anvers 1686-1753 (66) died. He was buried in a tomb built half inside the graveyard and half outside on Danvers' estate to allow his favourite dog to be buried with him (the dog being buried on unconsecrated ground) at St Leonard's Church, Swithland, Charnwood. His son John Danvers 2nd Baronet D'Anvers 1722-1796 (31) succeeded 2nd Baronet D'Anvers of Culworth in Northamptonshire.

Coningsby

On 16 Nov 1311 Robert Boys -1311 died at Coningsby.

Corston

On 21 Jan 1352 John Berkeley 1352-1428 was born to Thomas Rich Berkeley 8th Baron Berkeley 1296-1361 (56) and Katherine Clivedon Baroness Berkeley 1310-1385 (42) at Corston.

Dalby

Around 1512 Andrew Noel 1512-1563 was born to James Noel 1482-1546 (30) at Dalby.

In 1515 Elizabeth Hopton 1515-1564 was born to John Hopton 1470- in Dalby.

Around 1558 Andrew Noel 1558-1607 was born to Andrew Noel 1512-1563 (46) and Elizabeth Hopton 1515-1564 (43) at Dalby.

On 31 Jan 1563 Andrew Noel 1512-1563 (51) died at Dalby.

Denton

See St Andrew's Church, Denton

Drayton

In 1422 Henry Hudlestone of Coupland 1422-1489 was born in Drayton.

Fenny Drayton

On Feb 1446 John Purefoy 1446-1511 was born to John Purefoy I 1398- at Fenny Drayton.

In 1472 Thomas Purefoy 1472-1542 was born to John Purefoy 1446-1511 (25) at Fenny Drayton.

Around 1496 Michael Purefoy 1496-1570 was born to Thomas Purefoy 1472-1542 (24) and Margaret Fitzherbert 1474- at Fenny Drayton.

Frolesworth

Frolesworth Church, Frolesworth

On 01 Oct 1697 Richard Hastings 1645-1714 (52) and Sarah Sleath were married at Frolesworth Church, Frolesworth.

Gaddesby

See St Luke's Church, Gaddesby

Gopsall

Gopsall Hall

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915 Chapter V: Country House Visits. When we left Bretby, we posted to Lord Howe's at Gopsall, twenty miles away, where we found another large party. Lord Howe had married Lord Cardigan's sister, and his three daughters were named, not after his or her relatives, but after three of his former loves ; Lady Georgina Fane, Queen Adelaide, and Emily Bagot. A propos of Lord Howe's affection for the Queen Dowager, the story goes that when some malicious scandal-mongers circulated a rumour that she had had a child by him, everybody exclaimed, " Lord ! How(e) can it be ? ".

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915 Chapter V: Country House Visits. Lady Victoria Talbot, who was staying at Gopsall, was very much in love with Lord Anson, and was always trying to make a sketch of him. I got tired of seeing impressions of the Anson profile, full face, three-quarter face, lying about as thick as leaves in Vallambrosa ; but Lady Victoria went on blissfully sketching, until one morning her mother discovered the work of the love-smitten amateur artist. " Who did these .'^ " she demanded, thinking somebody was Anson mad. Lady Victoria apparently dreaded confession, for the Countess seemed by her manner to consider sketching young men rather a fast proceeding. Lady Victoria cast an appeaLIng glance at me — "Miss de Horsey did them, mamma!" I accepted the lie, and after that the Anson sketching mania died a natural death.

Groby

Around 1240 William Ferrers 1240-1287 was born to William Ferrers 5th Earl Derby 1193-1254 (47) and Margaret Quincy Countess Derby at Groby.

On 20 Dec 1287 William Ferrers 1240-1287 (47) died at Groby.

On 20 Mar 1325 William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby 1272-1325 (53) died in Groby. His son Henry Ferrers 2nd Baron Ferrers Groby 1303-1343 (22) succeeded 2nd Baron Ferrers Groby.

In 1329 Ralph Ferrers 1329-1392 was born to Henry Ferrers 2nd Baron Ferrers Groby 1303-1343 (26) and Isabel Verdun Baroness Ferrers Groby 1316-1349 (12) at Groby.

On 25 Jul 1349 Isabel Verdun Baroness Ferrers Groby 1316-1349 (33) died at Groby.

Around 1432 Edward Grey 1st Viscount Lisle 1432-1492 was born to Edward Grey 6th Baron Ferrers Groby 1415-1457 (17) and Elizabeth Ferrers 6th Baroness Ferrers Groby 1419-1483 (13) at Groby.

In 1512 Katherine Grey 1512-1542 was born to Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset 1477-1530 (34) and Margaret Wotton Marchioness Dorset 1487-1535 (25) at Groby.

In 1520 Anne Grey 1520-1548 was born to Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset 1477-1530 (42) and Margaret Wotton Marchioness Dorset 1487-1535 (33) at Groby.

Hamilton

Harby

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Harby

On 29 May 1839 William Beauclerk 9th Duke St Albans 1801-1849 (38) and Elizabeth Catherine Gubbins Duchess St Albans 1818-1893 (21) were married at Church of St Mary the Virgin, Harby. Elizabeth Catherine Gubbins Duchess St Albans 1818-1893 (21) by marriage Duchess St Albans (1C 1684). William Beauclerk 9th Duke St Albans 1801-1849 (38) donated a new clock, a bible, a prayer book, and £30 with the rector to be invested for the poor.

Horninghold

John Evelyn's Diary 1654 August. 04 Aug 1654. Hence, riding through a considerable part of Leicestershire, an open, rich, but unpleasant country, we came late in the evening to Horninghold, a seat of my wife's (19) uncle.

John Evelyn's Diary 1654 August. 20 Aug 1654. From hence we had a most pleasant ride over a large heath open like Salisbury Plain, to Grantham, a pretty town, so well situated on the side of a bottom which is large and at a distance environed with ascending grounds, that for pleasure I consider it comparable to most inland places of England; famous is the steeple for the exceeding height of the shaft, which is of stone.
About eighteen miles south, we pass by a noble seat, and see Boston at a distance. Here, we came to a parish of which the parson had tithe ale.
Thence through Rutland, we brought night to Horninghold, from whence I set out on this excursion.

A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5 Gartree Hundred: Horninghold. Horninghold lies seven miles north-east of Market Harborough and four miles south-west of Uppingham. The parish, which is 1,217 a. in area, extends over the Middle Lias clays which underlie the hills on the borders of Rutland. The soil is chiefly clay and largely devoted to pasture. The road from Hallaton to Uppingham, on which the village stands, crosses the parish from west to east; it is joined at the east end of the village by a road from Great Easton. There are two field tracks, one to Blaston, and one which crosses the road from Hallaton to Allexton and continues to Keythorpe.
Before the Conquest Horninghold was one of a group of estates apparently held by four thegns, Osulf, Osmund, Roulf, and Levrick. In 1086 the vill was said to be held by Robert de Todeni, lord of Belvoir, though it may have been given before this date to Robert's priory of Belvoir, which had been founded in 1076. At the beginning of the 12th century it was farmed by William D'Aubigny. Horninghold formed part of the original endowment of the priory and remained in its possession until the Dissolution. It was confirmed to the priory at various times during the Middle Ages.
At the Dissolution the manor passed to the Crown, and in 1545 Henry VIII licensed Edward Elrington and Humphrey Metcalfe, to whom he had previously sold it, to alienate the manor and the rest of the former priory's property in the parish to John Beaumont and Henry Alycock. There was a lease of the manor outstanding for 41 years from 1531 which had been made by Belvoir Priory to Anthony Bewell, the priory's bailiff. On Beaumont's forfeiture the manor once more passed to the Crown, and in 1553 it was purchased for £566 by Edward Griffin, the Attorney-General, whose family owned the nearby manor of Gumley. In 1590 William Turpin of Knaptoft -1617, whose father had owned land in Horninghold, purchased the manor from Edward Griffin's heir. Turpin was knighted in 1603 and died in 1617; his widow held the manor until her death about the end of 1633, and was succeeded by her daughter Elizabeth, who married Sir John Pretyman of Loddington (64).
The estate was settled upon their eldest son John and his wife Margaret on their marriage in 1649. John Pretyman died in 1658 leaving his widow as owner of the estate, which she brought to her second husband Sir John Heath, the second son of Sir Robert Heath of Brasted Place (Kent) and M.P. for Clitheroe (Lancs.) from 1661 to 1679. She died in 1676 and the available evidence suggests that Horninghold manor did not descend to her daughter and heir. It appears to have been sold by Heath to Sir Edward Hungerford (43), who was in possession by 1676 and presented to the living. Thereafter the manorial descent is lost. Sir Edward Hungerford died in 1711, but it is by no means certain that he could or would have retained the manor of Horninghold for more than a few years, for his extravagance was notorious and he is said to have disposed of more than thirty manors during his lifetime.

Humberstone

On 15 Dec 1650 Mabel Hastings 1650- was born to Henry Hastings 1605- and Jane Goodall at Humberstone.

Ibstock

In 1836 Spencer Madan 1758-1836 (78) died at Ibstock.

Kirkby

Around 1340 Ralph Hastings 1340-1398 was born to Ralph Hastings 1291-1346 (49) and Margaret Herle at Kirkby.

Around 1396 Leonard Hastings 1396-1455 was born to Ralph Hastings 1340-1398 (56) and Maud Sutton 1356-1400 (40) at Kirkby.

On 20 Oct 1455 Leonard Hastings 1396-1455 (59) died at Kirkby.

Kirkby Bellars

On 26 Dec 1357 William Deincourt 2nd Baron Deincourt 1357-1381 was born to William Deincourt 1st Baron Deincourt 1301-1364 (56) at Kirkby Bellars.

Kirkby Mallory

Around 1344 Thomasina Zouche 1315-1344 (29) died at Kirkby Mallory.

Around 1470 Hugh Pakenham 1470-1512 was born to John Pakenham 1433-1485 (37) at Kirkby Mallory.

Around 1581 William Noel 1581-1641 was born to John Noel 1540- at Kirkby Mallory.

On 02 Jan 1815 George "Lord Byron" 6th Baron Byron 1788-1824 (26) and Anne Isabella Noel Baroness Byron, 15th Baroness Despencer, 11th Baroness Wentworth 1792-1860 (22) were married at Kirkby Mallory. Anne Isabella Noel Baroness Byron, 15th Baroness Despencer, 11th Baroness Wentworth 1792-1860 (22) by marriage Baroness Byron of Rochdale in Lancashire. The service was conducted by her cousin Thomas Noel 1774-1853 (41) who was Rector of Kirkby Mallory.

On 27 Apr 1835 John Russell 1796-1835 (38) died at Kirkby Mallory.

Before 1853 Thomas Noel 1774-1853 was appointed Rector of Kirkby Mallory.

Kirkby Muxloe

Leicester

In 1068 Hugh Grandesmil 1032-1098 (36) took by storm at Leicester.

On 22 Feb 1098 Hugh Grandesmil 1032-1098 (66) died at Leicester. He was buried in the Chapter House of Abbey of Saint-Evroul.

On 19 Oct 1330 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (43) taken to Leicester.

In 1426 John Talbot 2nd Earl Shrewsbury, 2nd Earl Waterford 1417-1460 (8) was knighted alongside Henry VI at Leicester.

Close Rolls Edward IV Edward V Richard III 1476-1485. 23 Oct 1483 Richard III King England 1452-1485 (31). Leicester. Precept to the Sheriff of Devon to issue a proclamation (English) denouncing Thomas Dorset, late Marquess of Dorset (28), who holds unshameful and mischievous woman called Shore's wife in adultery, Sir William Noreys (42), Sir William Knevet (43), Sir Thomas Bourghchier of Barnes, Sir George Broun, knights, John Cheyne, John Noreis, Walter Hungerford, John Russh and John Harecourt of Staunton, who have assembled the Person by the comfort of the great rebel the late duke of Bukyngham (29) and bishops of Ely and Salisbury, and offering rewards for their capture and pardon for all who withdraw from them. By K.

Close Rolls Edward IV Edward V Richard III 1476-1485. On 28 Oct 1483 Richard III King England 1452-1485 (31). Leicester. General commission of array to the king's kinsman Francis Lovell, viscount Lovel his chamberlain, for the resistance of the rebel Henry, duke of Buskingham. Mutilated. By K. by word of mouth.

Death of Cardinal Wolsey

On 29 Nov 1530 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey 1473-1530 (57) died in Leicester. Just before his death he reputedly spoke these words: "I see the matter against me how it is framed. But if I had served God as diligently as I have done the King, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs".

Around 1590 based on a work of around 1520.Unknown Artist. French. Portrait of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey 1473-1530.

On 10 Jul 1553 Mary Hungerford Baroness Hastings, 4th Baroness Hungerford 1466-1553 (87) died at Leicester.

On 15 Sep 1649 Henry Hastings 1578-1649 (71) died in Leicester.

John Evelyn's Diary 1654 August. 09 Aug 1654. To the old and ragged city of Leicester, large and pleasantly seated, but despicably built, the chimney flues like so many smiths' forges; however, famous for the tomb of the tyrant, Richard III, which is now converted to a cistern, at which (I think) cattle drink. Also, here in one of the churches lies buried the magnificent Cardinal Wolsey. John of Gaunt has here also built a large but poor hospital, near which a wretch has made him a house out of the ruins of a stately church. Saw the ruins of an old Roman Temple, thought to be of Janus. Entertained at a very fine collection of fruits, such as I did not expect to meet with so far North, especially very good melons. We returned to my uncle's.

Battle of Bosworth

Walter Devereux 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1432-1485 was killed. His son John Devereux 8th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1464-1501 succeeded 8th Baron Ferrers Chartley
William Catesby 1450-1485 was executed at Leicester after the battle.
George Stanley 9th Baron Strange Knockin, 5th Baron Mohun Dunster 1460-1504 held as a hostage by Richard III before the Battle of Bosworth.
Henry Percy 4th Earl of Northumberland 1449-1489 betrayed Richard III King England 1452-1485 by not committing his forces at the Battle of Bosworth.
John Iwardby 1449-1485 was killed.

Church of the Annunciation of our Lady of the Newarke, Leicester

In 1353 Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster 1310-1361 (43) founded at Church of the Annunciation of our Lady of the Newarke, Leicester.

After 1353 Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 was reburied at Church of the Annunciation of our Lady of the Newarke, Leicester.

Death of Henry of Grosmont

On 23 Mar 1361 Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster 1310-1361 (51) died at Leicester Castle, Leicester. He was buried at Church of the Annunciation of our Lady of the Newarke, Leicester. His daughter Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (15) succeeded 5th Earl Lancaster. His daughter Maud Plantagenet Duchess Lower Bavaria 1339-1362 (21) succeeded 5th Earl of Leicester (2C 1265).

In 1365 John Lancaster 1362-1365 (3) died. He was buried at Church of the Annunciation of our Lady of the Newarke, Leicester.

In 1365 Edward Lancaster 1365-1365 was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (24) and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (19). In 1365 Edward Lancaster 1365-1365 died. He was buried at Church of the Annunciation of our Lady of the Newarke, Leicester.

In 1366 John Lancaster 1366-1367 was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (25) and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (20). In 1367 John Lancaster 1366-1367 (1) died. He was buried at Church of the Annunciation of our Lady of the Newarke, Leicester.

In 1368 Isabel Lancaster 1368-1368 died. She was buried at Church of the Annunciation of our Lady of the Newarke, Leicester.

On 24 Mar 1394 Constance of Castile Duchess of Lancaster 1354-1394 (40) died at Leicester Castle, Leicester. She was buried at Church of the Annunciation of our Lady of the Newarke, Leicester.

On 04 Jun 1394 Mary Bohun Duchess Lancaster 1368-1394 (26) died in childbirth at Peterborough Castle, Peterborough. She was buried at Church of the Annunciation of our Lady of the Newarke, Leicester.

Greyfriars Church, Leicester

After 22 Aug 1485 Richard III King England 1452-1485 was buried at Greyfriars Church, Leicester.

Greyfriars Priory, Leicester

Fire and Faggot Parliament

In May 1414 the Fire and Faggot Parliament at Greyfriars Priory, Leicester. Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford 1378-1449 (35) was appointed Speaker of the House of Commons. It was named for the Suppression of Heresy Act which called for burning the Lollards with bundles of sticks known as faggots.

Leicester Abbey, Leicester

On 09 Nov 1241 Stephen Segrave 1171-1241 (70) died at Leicester Abbey, Leicester.

Leicester Castle, Leicester

On 22 Sep 1345 Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 (64) died at Leicester Castle, Leicester. His son Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster 1310-1361 (35) succeeded 4th Earl of Leicester (2C 1265), 4th Earl Lancaster.

On 31 Mar 1360 Philippa Lancaster Queen Consort Portugal 1360-1415 was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (20) and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (15) at Leicester Castle, Leicester.

Death of Henry of Grosmont

On 23 Mar 1361 Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster 1310-1361 (51) died at Leicester Castle, Leicester. He was buried at Church of the Annunciation of our Lady of the Newarke, Leicester. His daughter Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (15) succeeded 5th Earl Lancaster. His daughter Maud Plantagenet Duchess Lower Bavaria 1339-1362 (21) succeeded 5th Earl of Leicester (2C 1265).

On 24 Mar 1394 Constance of Castile Duchess of Lancaster 1354-1394 (40) died at Leicester Castle, Leicester. She was buried at Church of the Annunciation of our Lady of the Newarke, Leicester.

Death of John of Gaunt

On 03 Feb 1399 John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (58) died at Leicester Castle, Leicester. Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403 (48) was by his side. He was buried at Old St Paul's Cathedral.
He was buried in the Choir, Old St Paul's Cathedral with his first wife Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368.
Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (31) succeeded 2nd Duke Lancaster (2C 1362), 7th Earl of Leicester (2C 1265). Mary Bohun Duchess Lancaster 1368-1394 by marriage Duchess Lancaster (2C 1362).
Richard II King England 1367-1400 (32) witheld the future Henry IV's (31) inheritance from him giving Henry (31) reason to return to England to claim his lands and titles.

Hospital Chapel, Leicester Castle, Leicester

Funeral Henry 3rd Earl Lancaster

After 22 Sep 1345 Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 was buried at Hospital Chapel, Leicester Castle, Leicester at a ceremony attended by King Edward III England and his wife Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369.

Leicester Cathedral, Leicester

On 26 Mar 2015 Richard III King England 1452-1485 was reburied at Leicester Cathedral, Leicester.

St Mary de Castro, Leicester Cathedral, Leicester

In 1618 Mabel Faunt -1618 died. She was buried at St Mary de Castro, Leicester Cathedral, Leicester.

Market Bosworth

On 02 Apr 1258 Richard Harcourt 1203-1258 (55) died at Market Bosworth.

Ambion Hill, Market Bosworth

Market Harborough

On 18 Dec 1624 John Hull 1624-1683 was born at Market Harborough.

A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5 Gartree Hundred: Horninghold. Horninghold lies seven miles north-east of Market Harborough and four miles south-west of Uppingham. The parish, which is 1,217 a. in area, extends over the Middle Lias clays which underlie the hills on the borders of Rutland. The soil is chiefly clay and largely devoted to pasture. The road from Hallaton to Uppingham, on which the village stands, crosses the parish from west to east; it is joined at the east end of the village by a road from Great Easton. There are two field tracks, one to Blaston, and one which crosses the road from Hallaton to Allexton and continues to Keythorpe.
Before the Conquest Horninghold was one of a group of estates apparently held by four thegns, Osulf, Osmund, Roulf, and Levrick. In 1086 the vill was said to be held by Robert de Todeni, lord of Belvoir, though it may have been given before this date to Robert's priory of Belvoir, which had been founded in 1076. At the beginning of the 12th century it was farmed by William D'Aubigny. Horninghold formed part of the original endowment of the priory and remained in its possession until the Dissolution. It was confirmed to the priory at various times during the Middle Ages.
At the Dissolution the manor passed to the Crown, and in 1545 Henry VIII licensed Edward Elrington and Humphrey Metcalfe, to whom he had previously sold it, to alienate the manor and the rest of the former priory's property in the parish to John Beaumont and Henry Alycock. There was a lease of the manor outstanding for 41 years from 1531 which had been made by Belvoir Priory to Anthony Bewell, the priory's bailiff. On Beaumont's forfeiture the manor once more passed to the Crown, and in 1553 it was purchased for £566 by Edward Griffin, the Attorney-General, whose family owned the nearby manor of Gumley. In 1590 William Turpin of Knaptoft -1617, whose father had owned land in Horninghold, purchased the manor from Edward Griffin's heir. Turpin was knighted in 1603 and died in 1617; his widow held the manor until her death about the end of 1633, and was succeeded by her daughter Elizabeth, who married Sir John Pretyman of Loddington (64).
The estate was settled upon their eldest son John and his wife Margaret on their marriage in 1649. John Pretyman died in 1658 leaving his widow as owner of the estate, which she brought to her second husband Sir John Heath, the second son of Sir Robert Heath of Brasted Place (Kent) and M.P. for Clitheroe (Lancs.) from 1661 to 1679. She died in 1676 and the available evidence suggests that Horninghold manor did not descend to her daughter and heir. It appears to have been sold by Heath to Sir Edward Hungerford (43), who was in possession by 1676 and presented to the living. Thereafter the manorial descent is lost. Sir Edward Hungerford died in 1711, but it is by no means certain that he could or would have retained the manor of Horninghold for more than a few years, for his extravagance was notorious and he is said to have disposed of more than thirty manors during his lifetime.

Melton Mowbray

Before 10 Jan 1815 Frederick John Norman 1815-1888 was born to Richard Norman and Elizabeth Isabella Manners -1853. On 10 Jan 1815 Frederick John Norman 1815-1888 was baptised at Melton Mowbray.

Egerton Lodge, Melton Mowbray

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915 Chapter V: Country House Visits. I remember an amusing incident that happened when I was staying with Lord and Lady Wilton at Egerton Lodge, Melton Mowbray. Lord Wilton was a very handsome, fascinating man, and his numerous love affairs had gained for him the title of the " The Wicked Earl," in fact, many of the country people never called him anything else.
One Sunday Lady Wilton and I went to church unaccompanied by Lord Wilton, who, whatever his failings might be, was usually most strict in his religious observances. Melton Church was then a very old-fashioned edifice, with high pews ; and the clerk, who sat directly underneath the vicar's seat, was considered quite an important factor in the services.
I saw the clerk look at us as we entered the church, and he evidently noticed Lord Wilton's absence, but I was not prepared for what followed. The vicar duly commenced, "When the wicked ," but he was stopped by the clerk, who turned to him, and looking across at Lord Wilton's vacant seat said in a loud voice, "Please, sir, his Lordship's not come yet!".

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915 Chapter V: Country House Visits. The old Duchess of Cambridge was one of the house-party at Egerton Lodge, and she very good-naturedly offered to take care of me on my journey to London, as we were both leaving the same clay. We travelled together, and directly the train started, the Duchess opened a large reticule and took out a German sausage which she devoured with great relish, cutting slices off it with a silver knife, with which she transferred them to her mouth.

St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915 Chapter V: Country House Visits. I remember an amusing incident that happened when I was staying with Lord and Lady Wilton at Egerton Lodge, Melton Mowbray. Lord Wilton was a very handsome, fascinating man, and his numerous love affairs had gained for him the title of the " The Wicked Earl," in fact, many of the country people never called him anything else.
One Sunday Lady Wilton and I went to church unaccompanied by Lord Wilton, who, whatever his failings might be, was usually most strict in his religious observances. Melton Church was then a very old-fashioned edifice, with high pews ; and the clerk, who sat directly underneath the vicar's seat, was considered quite an important factor in the services.
I saw the clerk look at us as we entered the church, and he evidently noticed Lord Wilton's absence, but I was not prepared for what followed. The vicar duly commenced, "When the wicked ," but he was stopped by the clerk, who turned to him, and looking across at Lord Wilton's vacant seat said in a loud voice, "Please, sir, his Lordship's not come yet!".

Muxloe

On 20 Aug 1616 Walter Hastings 1544-1616 (72) died in Muxloe.

Nailton

In 1343 Thomas Astley 1343-1383 was born to Thomas Astley 3rd Baron Astley 1308-1366 (35) and Elizabeth Beauchamp Baroness Astley 1316-1359 (27) in Nailton.

Newbold Verdon

On 12 Oct 1363 Margaret Verdun Baroness Hussey 1310-1363 (53) died at Newbold Verdon.

On 03 Jul 1383 John Crophull 1305-1383 (78) died at Newbold Verdon.

Oakley Parsonage

In 1618 William Montagu 1618-1706 was born to Edward Montagu 1st Baron Montagu 1563-1644 (55) and Frances Cotton 1578-1620 (40) at Oakley Parsonage.

In 1616 Robert "The Elder" Peake Painter 1551-1619 (65). Portrait of (possibly) Frances Cotton 1578-1620 (38).

Offington

On 01 May 1236 William Dalbini -1236 died at Offington. He was buried at Newstead Abbey, Newstead.

Peckleton

Around 1337 Joan Zouche 1300-1337 (37) died at Peckleton.

Pickwell

On 30 Dec 1637 William Cave Churchman 1637-1713 was born at Pickwell.

Quorn

Sapcote

On 01 Jul 1631 Nicholas Tufton 1st Earl Isle Thanet 1578-1631 (53) died at Sapcote. His son John Tufton 2nd Earl Isle Thanet 1608-1664 (22) succeeded 2nd Earl Isle Thanet, 2nd Baron Tufton. Margaret Sackville Countess Isle Thanet 1614-1676 (16) by marriage Countess Isle Thanet.

Saxelby

In 1450 Robert Brokesby 1450-1531 was born at Saxelby.

On 28 Mar 1531 Robert Brokesby 1450-1531 (81) died at Saxelby.

Seagrave

Around 1238 Nicholas Segrave 1st Baron Segrave 1238-1295 was born to Gilbert Segrave 1202-1254 (36) at Seagrave.

In 1285 Stephen Segrave 3rd Baron Segrave 1285-1325 was born to John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave 1256-1325 (29) and Christiana Plessey Baroness Segrave at Seagrave.

In 1296 Hugh Segrave Lord Treasurer 1296-1387 was born to John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave 1256-1325 (40) at Seagrave.

Gilbert Segrave was born at Seagrave.

Shoby

Around 1531 Alice Shirley 1466-1531 (65) died at Shoby.

Staunton Harold

Around 1429 John Shirley 1429-1485 was born to Ralph Shirley 1413-1466 (16) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1460 Thomas Shirley 1460- was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (31) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (27) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1461 Ralph Shirley 1461-1516 was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (32) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (28) at Staunton Harold.

In 1462 Robert Shirley 1462-1513 was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (33) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (29) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1464 Margaret Shirley 1464- was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (35) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (31) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1466 Alice Shirley 1466-1531 was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (37) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (33) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1468 Hugh Shirley 1468-1510 was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (39) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (35) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1470 Jane Shirley 1470- was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (41) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (37) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1472 Nicholas Shirley 1472- was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (43) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (39) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1474 Eleanor Shirley 1474- was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (45) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (41) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1476 Henry Shirley 1476- was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (47) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (43) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1478 Richard Shirley 1478- was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (49) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (45) at Staunton Harold.

In 1480 Baldwin Shirley 1480- was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (51) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (47) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1482 Ralph Shirley 1482-1535 was born to Robert Shirley 1462-1513 (20) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1482 Anne Shirley 1482- was born to John Shirley 1429-1485 (53) and Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (49) at Staunton Harold.

In 1487 Eleanor Willoughby 1433-1487 (54) died at Staunton Harold.

In 1513 Robert Shirley 1462-1513 (51) died at Staunton Harold.

Around 26 Jan 1515 Francis Shirley 1515-1571 was born to Ralph Shirley 1461-1516 (54) at Staunton Harold.

On 06 Jan 1516 Ralph Shirley 1461-1516 (55) died at Staunton Harold.

Around 1526 Francis Shirley 1526- was born to Ralph Shirley 1482-1535 (44) at Staunton Harold.

Around 1528 Eleanor Shirley 1528-1595 was born to Ralph Shirley 1482-1535 (46) at Staunton Harold.

In 1533 John Shirley 1533-1570 was born to Francis Shirley 1515-1571 (17) and Dorothy Giffard 1490-1571 (42) at Staunton Harold.

On 15 Jan 1535 Ralph Shirley 1482-1535 (53) died at Staunton Harold.

In 1540 Elizabeth Shirley 1540-1578 was born to Francis Shirley 1515-1571 (24) and Dorothy Giffard 1490-1571 (49) at Staunton Harold.

On 12 Sep 1570 John Shirley 1533-1570 (37) died at Staunton Harold. He was buried at Church of St Mary and St Hardulph, Breedon on the Hill.

On 27 Jul 1571 Francis Shirley 1515-1571 (56) died at Staunton Harold. He was buried in the Church of St Mary and St Hardulph, Breedon on the Hill.

On 28 Apr 1595 Eleanor Shirley 1528-1595 (67) died at Staunton Harold.

On 23 Sep 1725 Walter Shirley 1725-1786 was born to Laurence Shirley 1693-1743 (31) and Anne Clarges 1695-1782 (30) at Staunton Harold.

On 13 Mar 1859 Washington Sewallis Shirley 9th Earl Ferrers 1822-1859 (37) died at Staunton Harold. He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Staunton Harold. His son Sewallis Edward Shirley 10th Earl Ferrers 1847-1912 (12) succeeded 10th Earl Ferrers.

See Holy Trinity Church, Staunton Harold

Stockeston

Stonton

Stonton Wyville

A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5 Gartree Hundred: Stonton Wyville. In 1086 STONTON WYVILLE formed part of the extensive estates of Hugh de Grentemesnil (54). About 1130 Richard Basset held it, probably as an under-tenant of the Earl of Leicester to whose descendants it later passed, ultimately becoming part of the Duchy of Lancaster. Ralph Basset seems to have made claim to Stonton in 1252, but nothing further is known of the Bassets' tenancy.

A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5 Gartree Hundred: Stonton Wyville. In 1086 the Countess Judith (32) owned land in Stonton, held by an under-tenant named Osbern. Nothing further is known of this estate, which may have been wrongly attributed to Stonton Wyville.

A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5 Gartree Hundred: Stonton Wyville. The under-tenant in 1086 was another Hugh, founder of the family of Widville or Wyville from which the village took its name. His descendants held the manor until 1494 when the last William Wyville died, leaving a widow Margaret and the manor of Stonton in the hands of trustees. William's heir was his niece Katherine Warde, a child of eleven, who married Thomas Entwistle, the son of one of her uncle's trustees. The manor was leased from Thomas and Katherine by Sir Robert Brudenell, who married William Wyville's widow very shortly after her first husband's death, and in 1499 he purchased its reversion from them. The Brudenells did not obtain full possession of the manor until 1533, after Sir Robert's death. It descended in the Brudenell family, and was usually leased to a younger branch until the early 18th century. A lease for 61 years was made in 1582 and in 1635 the manor-house and demesne were leased, each time to Edmund Brudenell. In 1957 the owner was Mr. George Brudenell of Deene (Northants.).

A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5 Gartree Hundred: Stonton Wyville. Recognition of Stonton Wyville as the oldest of the Brudenell estates was made in 1628 when Thomas Brudenell was created Baron Brudenell of Stonton. An attempt to re-name the village Stonton Brudenell was made in the 17th century, and this name was used as late as the 19th, although it was never common.

Stourton

Stourton Church, Stourton

In Nov 1558 Geoffrey Pole 1501-1558 (56) died. He was buried at Stourton Church, Stourton.

Thorpe Arnold

Robert Boys -1311 was born at Thorpe Arnold.

Weekley

On 11 Jul 1616 Edward Montagu 2nd Baron Montagu 1616-1684 was born to Edward Montagu 1st Baron Montagu 1563-1644 (53) and Frances Cotton 1578-1620 (38) at Weekley.

In 1616 Robert "The Elder" Peake Painter 1551-1619 (65). Portrait of (possibly) Frances Cotton 1578-1620 (38).

In 1706 William Montagu 1618-1706 (88) died at Weekley.

Wymondham

In 1361 John Berkeley 1361-1413 was born to John Berkeley and Elizabeth Unknown at Wymondham.

Around 1387 Lawrence Berkeley 1387-1458 was born to John Berkeley 1361-1413 (26) and Isabel Unknown at Wymondham.

In 1413 Thomas Berkeley 1413-1488 was born to Lawrence Berkeley 1387-1458 (26) and Joan Woodford at Wymondham.

On May 1488 Thomas Berkeley 1413-1488 (75) died at Wymondham.

On 02 Apr 1522 Maurice Berkeley 1440-1522 (82) died at Wymondham.