About Jane Nicholas (St. John)
According to the Richmond Family Ancestry pedigree page on Jane St. John:
Birthdate: ABT 1560
Birthplace: Lidieard, Wiltshire, England
Spouse: Richard (Rici) NICHOLAS
Married: ABT 1595
Place: Camden, Berkshire, England
Death date and place: Unknown.
Her birthplace is identified as Lydiard Tregoze:
n 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lydiard Tregoze like this:
LIDDIARD-TREEGOOZE, a village and a parish in Cricklade district, Wilts. The village stands near the Great Western railway, 2 miles N W of Swindon r. station, and 3 ENE of Wootton-Bassett; was known, at the Conquest, as Lidiar; and gives the title of Baron to Viscount Bolingbroke. The parish comprises 5,142 acres. Rated property, £7,721. Pop., 795. Houses, 160. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the Treegoozes: passed to the Grandisons, the Pateshulls, and the Beauchamps; and has belonged, since the time of Henry VI., to the St.Johns, Viscounts Bolingbroke. Liddiard Park is the seat of Viscount Bolingbroke. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Glon cester and Bristol. Value, £628.* Patron, Viscount Bolingbroke. The church is ancient; was partly rebuilt in 1683; underwent thorough restoration about 1852; has a tower; and contains banners, helmets, pedigrees, and monuments of the Viscounts Bolingbroke 'There are a school for both sexes, and charities about £21.