About John Digges
The first thirteen generations of the Kentish family of DIGGES were recorded by the knight Sir Dudley Digges of Chilham Castle, Kent, England at the visitation of Kent in 1619. The record is repeated on his tomb in the Church of St. Mary, Chilham, England.
Generation 1/ Roger de Mildenhal, called Digges, had a son -
Generation 2/ John Digges, who, in the 33rd year of King Henry III (1249), bought the estate called Bynwitu in Canturia, and at an opportune time carried thither his brothers. He is buried there, and his son -
Generation 3/ John Digges, in the 15th year of King Edward I(1287), established as a gift the first Franciscan friary in England at Canterbury (still standing) He married Agnes de Sandrino. They had three sons: Thomas, John (a priest), and Daniel (a priest).