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Edward Fiennes de Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln

Nicknames: "edmund/"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: Lincoln Chapel, St. Georges, Windsor, Hampshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Fiennes-Clinton, 8th Baron Clinton of Marstoke and Joan Poynings
Husband of Elizabeth "Bessie Blount" Tailboys Fiennes (Blount), [Mistress of King Henry VIII]; Ursula Clinton (Stourton) and Elizabeth "Fair Geraldine" FitzGerald, Countess of Lincoln
Father of Catherine Clinton Fiennes, Baroness Borough of Gainsborough; Bridget Dymoke; Lady Margaret Willoughby (Clinton); Henry Clinton, 2nd Earl of Lincoln; Edward Fiennes-Clinton and 3 others
Brother of Barbara Clinton Fiennes and Isabel Clinton Fiennes
Half brother of Elizabeth Clynton

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About Edward Fiennes de Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln

Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln

Edward Fiennes de Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, KG (1512 – 16 January 1584/85) was an English nobleman and Lord High Admiral.[1]

Edward Clinton was born at Scrivelsby in Lincolnshire, the son of Thomas Clinton, 8th Baron Clinton (1490–1517), by Jane (or Joan) Poynings, one of the seven illegitimate children of Sir Edward Poynings (1459–1521) of Westenhanger, Kent. She was the sister of Thomas Poynings, 1st Baron Poynings (d.1545), Edward Poynings (d.1546), and Sir Adrian Poynings. After the death of the 8th Baron Clinton in 1517, Jane Poynings married, as his second wife, Sir Robert Wingfield (d.1539).[2][3][4][5]

Clinton succeeded his father in 1517 as 9th Baron Clinton. He joined the retinue of King Henry VIII at Boulogne and Calais in 1532. He attended the Parliament of 1536 and later served in the Royal Navy against French and Scottish naval forces from 1544 to 1547. He was knighted in Edinburgh by Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford for his role in the capture of that city in 1544. He also took part in the Siege of Boulogne in September 1544. Under John Dudley, Viscount Lisle he saw action against the French at the Battle of Spearhead in 1545 and was sent as one of the peace commissioners to France the following year. He commanded the English fleet during the invasion of Scotland by Edward Seymour and provided naval artillery support at the Battle of Pinkie on 15 September 1547.


Appointed Governor of Boulogne in 1547, he successfully defended the city against a French siege from 1549 to 1550. That same year, with Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and of Nottinghamshire and served as Lord High Admiral under King Edward VI from 1550 to 1553, and again from 1559 to 1585. He was a Privy Counsellor from 1550 to 1553, and briefly served as an envoy to France in 1551. After appointment as Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire in 1552, Clinton later took part in the defeat of Wyatt's Rebellion in Kent in 1554. Following his appointment as Lord General of the expedition of William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke, he fought with Spanish forces at the Battle of Saint-Quentin on 10 August 1557.


Upon his return to England, Clinton took command of the English fleet and raided the French coast and in 1558 burnt the town of Conquet and the surrounding area. He was a joint commander with Ambrose Dudley, 3rd Earl of Warwick of a large army during the Northern Rebellion, however the army was still being assembled when the rebellion was defeated in January 1570. He was created Earl of Lincoln in 1572, and served as ambassador to France, during which time he undertook several commissions from Queen Elizabeth I until his death in London on 16 January 1585.


In 1541-42 following the dissolution of the monasteries, Clinton and his wife, Ursula, were granted the lands of the earlier Aslackby Preceptory of the Knights Templar—later belonging to the Knights Hospitaller—at Aslackby in Lincolnshire.[6]

He married thrice:

Firstly to Elizabeth Blount, Henry VIII's former mistress, by whom he produced three daughters:

  • Lady Bridget Clinton (born c. 1536), married Robert Dymoke (alias Dymock or Dymocke), of Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, c.1556 and had ten children. He was a devout Catholic and was declared a martyr after his death.
  • Lady Katherine Clinton (b. c. 1538 - d. 14 August 1621), married William Burgh, 2nd Baron Burgh of Gainsborough (c. 1522 - 10 October 1584), son of Thomas Burgh, 1st Baron Burgh.[7][8] They had issue which included Thomas Burgh, 3rd Baron Burgh.[7][8]
  • Lady Margaret Clinton (b. c. 1539), married Charles Willoughby, 2nd Baron Willoughby of Parham (died 1603), and had five children.

Secondly to Ursula Stourton, daughter of William Stourton, 7th Baron Stourton by whom he produced six children

  • * Henry Clinton, 2nd Earl of Lincoln, eldest son and heir.
    • Edward Clinton
    • Thomas Clinton (born 1548), married Mary Tyrell.
    • Lady Frances Clinton (1552-12 September 1623). She was born at Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire and died at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire. She married Giles Brydges, 3rd Baron Chandos.
    • Elizabeth Clinton (1554-1634)
    • Anne Clinton (1553-1629)

Thirdly on 1 October 1552 to Elizabeth FitzGerald (" the fair Geraldine"), daughter of Gerald FitzGerald, 9th Earl of Kildare. The marriage was childless.

He died in London on 16 January 1585.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Clinton,_1st_Earl_of_Lincoln

  • ______________________
  • Sir Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, 16th Lord Clinton, Lord High Admiral of England1,2,3,4,5,6,7
  • M, #77298, b. 1512, d. 16 January 1585
  • Father Thomas Clinton, 8th Lord Clinton8 b. 1490, d. 7 Aug 1517
  • Mother Joane Poynings8 d. a 7 Nov 1535
  • Sir Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, 16th Lord Clinton, Lord High Admiral of England was born in 1512.1 He married Elizabeth Blount, daughter of Sir John Blount and Catherine Peshall, between 2 July 1532 and 12 February 1535.1,2,4,7 Sir Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, 16th Lord Clinton, Lord High Admiral of England married Ursula Stourton, daughter of Sir William Stourton, 7th Lord Stourton and Elizabeth Dudley, before 15 June 1541.9 A settlement for the marriage Sir Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, 16th Lord Clinton, Lord High Admiral of England and Elizabeth FitzGerald was made on 1 October 1552 at Sempringham, Lincolnshire, England; Post-nuptial settlement.9,3,5,6 Sir Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, 16th Lord Clinton, Lord High Admiral of England died on 16 January 1585 at London, Middlesex, England; Buried in Lincoln Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England.1,2,3,4,6,7
  • Family 1 Elizabeth Blount b. c 1502, d. bt 6 Feb 1539 - 15 Jun 1541
  • Child
    • Bridget Clinton10 b. c 1538
  • Family 2 Ursula Stourton d. 4 Sep 1551
  • Child
    • Sir Henry Clinton, 2nd Earl of Lincoln, 17th Lord Clinton+11 b. c 1542, d. 29 Sep 1616
  • Family 3 Elizabeth FitzGerald b. c 1528, d. Mar 1590
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. XII/1, p. 603; Vol. VII, p. 690-693.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 728-730.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 226-227.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 235.
  • 5.[S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 180-182.
  • 6.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 133-135.
  • 7.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 215-216.
  • 8.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. III, p. 317.
  • 9.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VII, p. 692.
  • 10.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
  • 11.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VII, p. 693-694.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2573.htm#i77298
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  • Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln1
  • M, #105889, b. 1512, d. 16 January 1584/85
  • Last Edited=15 Feb 2011
  • Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln was born in 1512.3 He was the son of Sir Thomas Clinton, 8th Lord Clinton and Joan Poynings.3 He married, firstly, Elizabeth Blount, daughter of Sir John Blount, from 15 April 1530 to 12 February 1534/35.4 He married, secondly, Ursula Stourton, daughter of William Stourton, 7th Baron Stourton and Elizabeth Dudley, before 15 June 1541.4 He married, thirdly, Lady Elizabeth FitzGerald, daughter of Gerald FitzGerald, 9th Earl of Kildare and Lady Elizabeth Grey, circa 1 October 1552.4 He died on 16 January 1584/85.4
  • He was also known as Edward Fiennes.4 He succeeded to the title of 9th Lord Clinton [E., 1299] on 7 August 1517.5 He was invested as a Knight in 1544.4 He held the office of Chief Captain of Boulogne between 1548 and 1550.4 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1550.4 He held the office of Lord High Admiral [England] between May 1550 and October 1553.4 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) in 1551.4 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire between 1552 and 1585.4 He held the office of Constable of the Tower of London between 7 July 1553 and 19 July 1553.4 He held the office of Lord High Admiral [England] between February 1557/58 and 1585.4 He was commander of the army that crushed the rebellion of the northern earls in 1569.4 He held the office of Lieutenant of the Order of the Garter in 1570.4 He held the office of Lord Steward between 1572 and 1584.4 He was created 1st Earl of Lincoln [England] on 4 May 1572.4 He held the office of Lieutenant of the Order of the Garter in 1573.4
  • Children of Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln and Elizabeth Blount
    • 1.Lady Katharine Clinton+6 d. c Aug 1621
    • 2.Lady Margaret Clinton+7
  • Children of Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln and Ursula Stourton
    • 1.Lady Frances Clinton+1 d. 12 Sep 1623
    • 2.Henry Clinton, 2nd Earl of Lincoln+6 b. 1540, d. 29 Sep 1616
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 78. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
  • 3.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VII, page 690.
  • 4.[S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 824. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 5.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 317.
  • 6.[S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • 7.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume XII/2, page 704.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p10589.htm#i105889
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  • Edward CLINTON FIENNES (1° E. Lincoln)
  • Born: 1512, Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Died: 16 Jan 1585, London, Middlesex, England
  • Buried: St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England
  • Notes: See his Biography.
  • Father: Thomas CLINTON FIENNES (8º B. Clinton of Marstoke)
  • Mother: Mary (Joan) POYNINGS (B. Clinton of Marstoke)
  • Married 1: Elizabeth BLOUNT (B. Talboys of Kyme/B. Clinton of Marstoke) BET 1533/35, Kinlet, Shropshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Catherine CLINTON FIENNES (B. Borough of Gainsborough)
    • 2. Bridget CLINTON FIENNES
    • 3. Margaret CLINTON FIENNES (B. Willoughby of Parham)
  • Married 2: Ursula STOURTON (B. Clinton of Marstoke) BEF 15 Jun 1541, Stourton, Wiltshire, England
  • Children:
    • 4. Henry CLINTON FIENNES (2° E. Lincoln)
    • 5. Frances CLINTON FIENNES (d. young)
    • 6. Anne CLINTON FIENNES
    • 7. Edward CLINTON FIENNES
    • 8. Thomas CLINTON FIENNES
    • 9. Frances CLINTON FIENNES (B. Chandos of Sudeley)
  • Married 3: Elizabeth FITZGERALD (C. Lincoln) ("Fair Geraldine") 1 Oct 1552, Sempringham, Kesteven, Lincolnshire, England
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/CLINTON.htm#Edward CLINTON FIENNES (1° E. Lincoln)
  • Born in Scrivelsby in Lincolnshire in 1512 to Thomas Clinton, 8th Baron Clinton and Mary Poynings, Edward, ninth Baron Clinton. He was a royal ward of Henry VIII.
  • Lord Clinton joined the retinue of King Henry VIII at Boulogne and Calais in 1532. In 1534 he married, Elizabeth Blount, mother of the King bastard, Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond. She was much older than him, but his lands adjoined hers. They were to have three daughters, Bridget (was to marry Robert Dymoke of Scrivelsby and later lived at South Kyme); Catherine (was to marry Lord Borough of Gainsborough) and Margaret (was to marry Charles Lord Willoughby of Parham).
  • In 1536, he served in the Long Parliament. This year Henry VIII closed down most of the smaller monasteries in England. Barlings survived the first wave of suppression as it was a fairly prosperous abbey, but the reprieve was short lived. In Oct 1536 a rebellion against the Dissolution, known locally as the Lincolnshire Rising, took place. The same Monday, 2nd Oct, Edward, Lord Clinton left home on horseback, with just one servant. He headed first for Sleaford, and Lord Hussey. Clinton galloped on to Nottingham, then on to Lord Huntington at Ashby. By Friday, he reached the Earl of Shrewsbury at Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire. He carried letters from Cromwell. Meanwhile the rebels were joined by other groups of armed men, alerted by beacons, and had spread across the Humber to Yorkshire. The Member of Parliament for Lincoln, Thomas Moigne met Robert Aske, who led the rebellion in Yorkshire (where it was called the Pilgrimage of Grace). The Abbot of Barlings, Matthew Mackarel, and six canons were implicated, although they were probably all unwilling participants. They were arrested, and the Abbot and four canons were convicted of treason and hanged at Lincoln on 26 Mar 1537. As a result of their involvement, none of the other canons received a pension. The execution of the rebels was quickly followed by the Dissolution of the Abbey in 1537. All the valuables were taken away by the King's men, the lead was stripped from the church roofs and 'more than a horse load of the Abbot's books' were carted away.
  • The land-holdings were leased to Sir Edward Clinton and, in 1539, the abbey site was given to the King's brother-in-law, Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. By 1620, Sir Christopher Wray had acquired the site and built a mansion next to the ruined abbey. It seems his house did not last long for we know that it was in ruins by 1720. The derelict buildings can be seen on Millecent's drawing made around 1730 and their outline can still be traced on the ground as a complex of earthworks to the south west of the abbey buildings.
  • When the Duke of Richmond died in 1536, Lord Clinton took his dead stepson's title of Admiral of England, his first marriage had been a good career move. Elizabeth Lady Clinton, returned to court as lady-in-waiting to Anne of Cleves, but not for long. She died, and Lord Clinton wasted no time in replacing her with a new wife, Ursula Stourton, who took her place at the court. She was the niece of John Dudley, and gave him three sons and three daughters.
  • He later served in the Royal Navy against French and Scottish naval forces from 1544 to 1547. Knighted in Edinburgh by Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford, for his role in the capture of the city in 1544 he also took part in the siege of Boulogne in 14 Sep that year. Under John Dudley, 2nd Earl of Warwick he saw action against the French at the Battle of Spearhead in 1545 and was sent as one of the peace commissioners to France the following year. Commanding the English fleet during the invasion of Scotland by Edward Seymour he provided naval artillery support at the Battle of Pinkie on 15 Sep 1547. Appointed Governor of Boulogne in 1547 he successfully defended the city against a French siege from 1549 to 1550. That same year, with Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, he became the Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
  • Briefly serving as an envoy to France in 1551, he was involved in the attempt to put Lady Jane Grey on the throne, being one of the peers who signed the device of the King.
  • After Ursula Stourton's death, he married Elizabeth Fitzgerald, the "Fair Geraldine" of the Earl of Surrey and widow of Sir Anthony Browne. She was a great friend of Elizabeth.
  • After becoming the Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire in 1552, Clinton later took part in the defeat of Wyatt's Rebellion in Kent in 1554. Becoming Lord General of Lord Pembroke's expedition he fought with Spanish forces at the Battle of Saint-Quentin on 10 Aug 1557. Upon his return to England, Clinton took command of the English fleet and began raiding the French coast burning the town on Conquet and the surrounding area in 1558.
  • Having served as Lord High Admiral under King Edward VI from 1550 to 1554, again was put in he charge after the accesion of Elizabeth, and served from 1559 to 1585. A joint commander with Ambrose Dudley, 3rd Earl of Warwick of a large army, he quelled the rising of the Earls of Northumberland and Westmoreland in 1570 and Elizabeth created him Earl of Lincoln in 1572, employing him on diplomatic missions to France. He was also an investor in voyages of privateering and colonization. He had a stake in Drake's round-the-world voyage of 1577-80 and probably in Humphrey Gilbert's expedition to America, 1578. When the latter failed he was one of those charged with enquiry into the causes.
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/EdwardClintonFiennes(1ELincoln).htm
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  • Henry Clinton or Fiennes, 2nd Earl of Lincoln, KB (1539 – 29 September 1616) was an English peer, styled 10th Baron Clinton from 1572 to 1585.[1]
  • He was the son of Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, by second wife Ursula Stourton. He was made a Knight of the Bath in 1553. He was returned to the House of Commons, representing the constituency of Lincolnshire in 1571. He was commissioned a captain of horse in the Royal army in 1569.
  • He was also Vice-Admiral of Lincolnshire and Vice-Admiral of Yorkshire.
  • He inherited the earldom and barony from his father Edward in 1585. By his father's will, which Henry contested, he inherited Tattershall Castle; but his wife Elizabeth had a life interest in the family property at Sempringham.[2] Subsequently Clinton feuded with the poet Tailboys Dymoke, son of his brother-in-law Robert Dymoke, over some obnoxious verses.[3]
  • He died at Sempringham, and was succeeded by his son Thomas Clinton, 3rd Earl of Lincoln.
  • He married firstly in 1555 or 1557 Lady Catherine Hastings (born 11 August 1542), a daughter of Francis Hastings, 2nd Earl of Huntingdon, and Catherine Pole, and had:
    • Thomas Clinton, 3rd Earl of Lincoln
    • Sir Edward Clinton, married Mary Dighton, and had:
      • Francis Clinton, married Priscilla Hill, and had:
        • Francis Clinton, 6th Earl of Lincoln
      • Lady Priscilla Clinton, married Sir Willoughby d'Ewes, 2d Baronet, of Stowlangtoft Hall (died 13 June 1685)
    • Lady Elizabeth Clinton, married Sir Arthur Gorges
  • He married secondly after 20 October 1586 Elizabeth Morrison (died c. 4 July 1611), and had two children by her:
    • Sir Henry Clinton (1587-1641), married firstly Eleanor Harrington, married secondly in 1624 Elizabeth Hickman, and had issue
    • Kendal Clinton.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clinton,_2nd_Earl_of_Lincoln
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  • CLINTON, Sir Henry (d.1616), of Tattershall, Lincs.
  • 1st s. of Edward, 1st Earl of Lincoln, by his 2nd w. Ursula, da. of William Stourton†, 7th Baron Stourton; bro. of Thomas Clinton alias Fiennes . m. (1) Catherine, da. of Francis Hastings, 2nd Earl of Huntingdon, 2s. inc. Thomas, Lord Clinton; (2) Elizabeth, da. of Sir Richard Morison† of Cassiobury, Herts., wid. of William Norris, 2s. 1da. KB Sept. 1553. styled Lord Clinton 1573-85; suc. fa. as 2nd Earl of Lincoln 1585.1
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/clinton-sir-henry-1616
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  • CLINTON, alias FIENNES, Thomas, of Warley, Essex and Horbling, Lincs.
  • b. by 1551, yr. s. of Edward, 1st Earl of Lincoln, by his 2nd w. Ursula, and bro. of Sir Henry Clinton. m. c.1571, Mary, da. and h. of John Tyrell of Warley, 1s. 2da.1
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/clinton-alias-fiennes-thomas
  • ______________________
  • William [Stourton], 7th Baron Stourton
  • born in or bef. 1505
  • mar. Elizabeth Dudley (mar. (2) bef. 4 Jul 1550 Edward Ludlow; d. bef. 19 Aug 1560), half-sister of John [Dudley], 1st Duke of Northumberland, and dau. of Edmund Dudley, Minister of King Henry VIII (by his first wife Anne Windsor, sister of Andrews [Windsor], 1st Baron Windsor, and dau. of Thomas Windsor, of Stanwell, co. Middlesex), son of John Sutton later Dudley (by his wife Elizabeth Bramshot, dau. and hrss. of John Bramshot, of Bramshot), 2nd son of John [Sutton], 1st Baron Dudley
  • children
    • 1. Hon Charles Stourton, later 8th Baron Stourton
    • 2. Hon Andrew Stourton (dsp.)
    • 3. Hon Arthur Stourton, of Over Moigne, co. Dorset, Member of Parliament for Westminster 1555, Master of the King's Jewels and Keeper of Westminster Palace, mar. Anne Macwilliams, dau. of Henry Macwilliams, and had issue
    • 4. Hon William Stourton, of Warminster, co. Somerset, and Fauntleroy's Marsh, co. Dorset, Steward of Maiden Bradley Castle (dsp.)
    • 5. Hon John Stourton
    • 6. Hon George Stourton
    • 7. Hon Giles Stourton
    • 1. Hon Ursula Stourton (d. 4 Sep 1551), mar. bef. 15 Jun 1541 as his second wife Edward [Clinton], 1st Earl of Lincoln, and had issue
    • 2. Hon Dorothy Stourton, mar. Sir Richard Brent
  • died 16 Sep 1548
  • suc. by son
  • note took part in the Duke of Suffolk's campaign in France 1523, where he was knighted by the Duke; Member of Parliament for Somerset 1529-35; personal attendant to the King during the Northern rebellion of 1536; accompanied King Henry VIII to meet Anne of Cleves at Blackheath 1539/40; served in the Earl of Hertford's Scottish campaign 1544 and 1545, being left in command at Leith in 1544 and at Berwick in 1545; Commissioner of Musters for Wiltshire 1545/6; Deputy Governor of Ambleteuse (Newhaven) 1546-48
  • From: http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/stourton1448.htm
  • ______________________
  • History of the noble house of Stourton, of Stourton, in the county of Wilts; (1899)
  • https://archive.org/details/historyofnobleho01mowb
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofnobleho01mowb#page/304/mode/1up
  • Pg.304
  • The Right Honourable William, seventh Baron and Lord Stourton, of Stourton, Co. Wilts, in the Peerage of England, and of Stourton House, in Tothill Fields, Westminster,(*) was Knighted the 1st of November, 1523, and was Deputy-General of Newhaven and the Marches adjacent in France. He was by birth the second, but was the eldest surviving son and heir of Edward, 6th Lord Stourton, by Agnes (Fauntleroy), Lady Stourton, his wife. .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofnobleho01mowb#page/312/mode/1up
  • Pg.312
  • Lord Stourton married Elizabeth, daughter of Edmund Dudley, Esquire, one of the Privy Council to King Henry VII.(*) Elizabeth Dudley(t) was half-sister of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland.(+) The contention that Lord Stourton married a second wife in the person of Agnes Ryse, the daughter of the Countess of Bridgewater, seems untenable, and is disputed by the actual facts. Nevertheless, the marriage is said to have taken place January 6th, 1545-46. Lord Stourton, in leaving her a legacy under his Will (as will be seen later), describes her, however, as "Mrs. .... etc.
  • Pg.314
  • ..... By Elizabeth Dudley, his wife, William, 7th Lord Stourton, had issue : .... etc.
    • https://archive.org/stream/historyofnobleho01mowb#page/323/mode/1up
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    • VIII. — Ursula Stourton, who married as his second wife, in 1541, Edward Clinton, Lord Say and Clinton, created Earl of Lincoln 4th May, 1572. Lord High Admiral of England, who died 16th January, 1585, and was buried under a stately monument in St. George's Chapel, Windsor. On the 17th July, 1550, he had a licence to go into Lincolnshire "and because he desired the companie of the Lord Stourton therefore licence was given him also for his absence for xl days. Ursula Clinton was ancestor by her husband, the Earl of Lincoln, of the Dukes of Newcastle-under-Lyme, and died in 1551. .... etc.
  • ____________________
  • Edward Clinton, Earl of Lincoln[1, 2, 3]
  • Born Cal 1512-1513 [4]
  • Died 16 Jan 1585 London, Middlesex, England [2, 3, 6]
  • Buried Lincoln Chapel, St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England [2, 7]
  • Father Thomas Clinton, Lord Clinton, b. Cal 1490, d. 7 Aug 1517
  • Mother Joan Poynings, d. Aft 7 Nov 1535
  • Family 1 Elizabeth Blount, b. Abt 1502, of, Kinlet, Shropshire, England , d. Between 6 Feb 1539 and 15 Jun 1541
  • Married Abt 1531
  • Children
    • 1. Bridget Clinton, d. Aft 11 Jan 1581
    • 2. Catherine Clinton, bur. 14 Aug 1621, Lingfield, Surrey, England
    • 3. Margaret Clinton, d. Aft 15 Apr 1589
  • Family 2 Ursula Stourton, d. 4 Sep 1551, , Lincolnshire, England
  • Married Bef 15 Jun 1541 [7]
  • Children
    • 1. Henry Clinton, Earl of Lincoln, b. 6 Jun 1542, d. 29 Sep 1615 or 1616, Sempringham, Lincolnshire, England
    • 2. Edward Fynes, d. Bef 20 Sep 1575
    • 3. Thomas Fynes, d. Aft 15 Apr 1589
    • 4. Anne Fynes, bur. 11 May 1585
    • 5. Frances Fynes, d. 12 Sep 1623, Woburn Abbey, Woburn, Bedfordshire, England
  • Family 3 Elizabeth FitzGerald, b. Abt 1528, Maynooth, Laraghbryan, Kildare, Ireland , d. Mar 1590
  • Married Bef 1 Oct 1552 Sempringham, Lincolnshire, England [3, 7]
  • Sources
  • 1.[S452] #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 2 p. 78, 423; vol. 3 p. 126, 317, 320; vol. 7 p. 690, 690 fn. (f), 695 fn. (d).
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  • From: https://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I5306&tree=Nixon
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  • 'Stourton02'
  • Families covered: Stourton of Over Moigne, Stourton of Stourton
  • William Stourton, 7th Lord (b c1505, d 16.09.1548)
  • m. Elizabeth Dudley (dau of Edmund Dudley, Councillor to King Henry VII)
    • 1..... etc.
    • 4. Ursula Stourton (d 04.09.1551)
    • m. (before 15.06.1541) Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln (b 1512, d 16.01.1585, Admiral)
    • 5. .... etc.
  • Main sources: BP1934 (Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton)
  • From: Stirnet.com
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-------------------- Edward Fiennes de Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, KG (1512 – 16 January 1584/85) was an English nobleman and Lord High Admiral.[1]

Family

Edward Clinton was born at Scrivelsby in Lincolnshire, the son of Thomas Clinton, 8th Baron Clinton (1490–1517), by Jane (or Joan) Poynings, one of the seven illegitimate children of Sir Edward Poynings (1459–1521) of Westenhanger, Kent. She was the sister of Thomas Poynings, 1st Baron Poynings (d.1545), Edward Poynings (d.1546), and Sir Adrian Poynings. After the death of the 8th Baron Clinton in 1517, Jane Poynings married, as his second wife, Sir Robert Wingfield (d.1539).[2][3][4][5]

Career

Clinton succeeded his father in 1517 as 9th Baron Clinton. He joined the retinue of King Henry VIII at Boulogne and Calais in 1532. He attended the Parliament of 1536 and later served in the Royal Navy against French and Scottish naval forces from 1544 to 1547. He was knighted in Edinburgh by Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford for his role in the capture of that city in 1544. He also took part in the Siege of Boulogne in September 1544. Under John Dudley, Viscount Lisle he saw action against the French at the Battle of Spearhead in 1545 and was sent as one of the peace commissioners to France the following year. He commanded the English fleet during the invasion of Scotland by Edward Seymour and provided naval artillery support at the Battle of Pinkie on 15 September 1547.

Appointed Governor of Boulogne in 1547, he successfully defended the city against a French siege from 1549 to 1550. That same year, with Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and of Nottinghamshire and served as Lord High Admiral under King Edward VI from 1550 to 1553, and again from 1559 to 1585. He was a Privy Counsellor from 1550 to 1553, and briefly served as an envoy to France in 1551. After appointment as Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire in 1552, Clinton later took part in the defeat of Wyatt's Rebellion in Kent in 1554. Following his appointment as Lord General of the expedition of William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke, he fought with Spanish forces at the Battle of Saint-Quentin on 10 August 1557.

Upon his return to England, Clinton took command of the English fleet and raided the French coast and in 1558 burnt the town of Conquet and the surrounding area. He was a joint commander with Ambrose Dudley, 3rd Earl of Warwick of a large army during the Northern Rebellion, however the army was still being assembled when the rebellion was defeated in January 1570. He was created Earl of Lincoln in 1572, and served as ambassador to France, during which time he undertook several commissions from Queen Elizabeth I until his death in London on 16 January 1585.

In 1541-42 following the dissolution of the monasteries, Clinton and his wife, Ursula, were granted the lands of the earlier Aslackby Preceptory of the Knights Templar—later belonging to the Knights Hospitaller—at Aslackby in Lincolnshire.[6]

Marriage and progeny

Elizabeth FitzGerald, (" the fair Geraldine") daughter of Gerald FitzGerald, 9th Earl of Kildare, third wife of Lord Clinton He married thrice:

Firstly to Elizabeth Blount, Henry VIII's former mistress, by whom he produced three daughters: Lady Bridget Clinton (born c. 1536), married Robert Dymoke (alias Dymock or Dymocke), of Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, c.1556 and had ten children. He was a devout Catholic and was declared a martyr after his death. Lady Katherine Clinton (b. c. 1538 - d. 14 August 1621), married William Burgh, 2nd Baron Burgh of Gainsborough (c. 1522 - 10 October 1584), son of Thomas Burgh, 1st Baron Burgh.[7][8] They had issue which included Thomas Burgh, 3rd Baron Burgh.[7][8] Lady Margaret Clinton (b. c. 1539), married Charles Willoughby, 2nd Baron Willoughby of Parham (died 1603), and had five children. Secondly to Ursula Stourton, daughter of William Stourton, 7th Baron Stourton by whom he produced six children Henry Clinton, 2nd Earl of Lincoln, eldest son and heir. Edward Clinton Thomas Clinton (born 1548), married Mary Tyrell. Lady Frances Clinton (1552-12 September 1623). She was born at Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire and died at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire. She married Giles Brydges, 3rd Baron Chandos. Elizabeth Clinton (1554-1634) Anne Clinton (1553-1629) Thirdly on 1 October 1552 to Elizabeth FitzGerald (" the fair Geraldine"), daughter of Gerald FitzGerald, 9th Earl of Kildare. The marriage was childless.

Death

He died in London on 16 January 1585.

Further reading

Charles William Chadwick Oman, A History in the Art of War in the Sixteenth Century, New York, 1937 Michael Sanderson, Sea Battles, London, 1975 Notes[edit] Jump up ^ "Clinton, Edward Fiennes de". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. Jump up ^ Rose Whetehill (1472-1521+), A Who’s Who of Tudor Women: W-Wh, compiled by Kathy Lynn Emerson to update and correct Wives and Daughters: The Women of Sixteenth-Century England (1984). Jump up ^ Stevens 2004. Jump up ^ Cokayne 1945, p. 669. Jump up ^ Robertson 2004. Jump up ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1933, p.42 ^ Jump up to: a b Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 587. ^ Jump up to: a b George Edward Cokayne. Complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant, Volume 2, G. Bell & sons, 1889. pg 76-77. Google eBook References[edit] Cokayne, George Edward (1945). The Complete Peerage, edited by H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White and Lord Howard de Walden X. London: St Catherine Press. pp. 668–9. Robertson, Mary L. (2004). "Wingfield, Sir Robert (b. in or before 1464, d. 1539)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/29741. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.) Stevens, M.A. (2004). "Poynings, Sir Adrian (1512?–1571)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/65669. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)

Leadam, Isaac Saunders (1900). "Wingfield, Robert". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 62. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
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Edward Fiennes de Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln's Timeline

1512
1512
Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England
1533
1533
Age 21
Kinlet, Shropshire, England
1538
1538
Age 26
England, United Kingdom
1539
1539
Age 27
1540
1540
Age 28
Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England
1540
Age 28
Abt. 1637
1541
June 15, 1541
Age 29
Stourton,Wiltshire,England
1546
1546
Age 34
of, Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England
1546
Age 34
Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, , England
1549
1549
Age 37
of, Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England