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Sir Edward Devereux, MP, 1st Baronet of Castle Bromwich

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Birthplace: Castle Bromwitch, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in Aston, Warwickshire, England
Place of Burial: Aston, Warwickshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford and Margaret Devereux
Husband of Catherine Devereux
Partner of Ursula Deveroys
Father of Anne Leighton; Sir Walter Devereux, 5th Viscount Hereford; Grace Devereux; Margaret Devereux; Sir George Devereux of Sheldon Hall and 10 others
Brother of Katherine (Devereux) Baskerville
Half brother of Sir Richard Devereux, MP; The Hon. Sir William Devereux, MP and Henry Devereaux

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About Sir Edward Devereux, MP, 1st Baronet of Castle Bromwich

Family and Education b. c.1550, yst. s. of Walter Devereux, 1st Visct. Hereford, by his 2nd w. Margaret, da. of Robert Garnish of Kenton, Suff. m. Katherine, da. of Edward Arden of Park Hall, 5s. 4da. cr. Bt. 25 Nov. 1611. Kntd. 19 Aug. 1612.1

Offices Held

Sheriff, Warws. And Leics. 1593-4; j.p.q. Warws. from c.1591.

Biography As the youngest son, Devereux inherited little land. In 1572 he purchased from his nephew Walter, 1st Earl of Essex, the reversion of the manor of Castle Bromwich and other property, then held by his mother in dower. He did not come into full possession of the property until her death in 1599, but he had probably lived there as a country gentleman for most of his life. There are few references to his activities, though in the 1590s he had lodgings in London, and he was given an honorary admission to Gray’s Inn in 1595, probably through his great-nephew of the half-blood Robert, 2nd Earl of Essex, with whom his connexion was probably closer than appears from the surviving evidence. This consists only of a report to Cecil in September 1601, after the Earl’s execution, that Devereux and his son had taken part in a suspicious meeting with others of his family and friends at Wolverhampton.2

No doubt it was Essex who obtained Devereux his one seat in the Commons. He was not politically active, however, nor a power in his shire. He built up his estates and had a new hall constructed at Castle Bromwich. In his last will, made 25 July 1622, he apologized for not leaving tokens of remembrance to his friends and explained that the jewels and rings he had set aside for that purpose had been stolen. His goods he divided mainly between his wife and eldest son Sir Walter, with only 5s. to his unmarried daughter Grace, ‘by reason of her uncivil behaviour’. The residue went to purchase lands for his grandson Essex Devereux, later Viscount Hereford. Sir Walter, the sole executor, proved the will 3 Oct. 1622. Devereux died 22 Sept. and was buried in Aston church, near Birmingham.3

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603 Author: Roger Virgoe Notes 1. Vis. Warws. (Harl. Soc. xii), 279-80. 2. C2. Eliz. M7/38; HMC Hatfield, vii. 428; xi. 387. 3. Dugdale, Warws. ii. 876; Wards 7/77/125; PCC 88 Savile

  • 'Sir Edward Devereux, 1st Bt. was the son of Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford and Margaret Garneys.2 He married Catherine Arden, daughter of Edward Arden.1 He died on 22 September 1622.1
  • ' Sir Edward Devereux, 1st Bt. held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Tamworth from 1588 to 1589.1 He held the office of High Sheriff of Warwickshire from 1593 to 1594.1 He was created 1st Baronet Devereux, of Castle Bromwich, co. Warwick [England] on 25 November 1611.1
  • 'Children of Sir Edward Devereux, 1st Bt. and Catherine Arden
    • 1.Sir George Devereux+2 d. 1665
    • 2.Anne Devereux1
    • 3.Mary Devereux1
    • 4.Sir Walter Devereux, 5th Viscount Hereford+2 b. 1578, d. b 5 Jan 1657/58
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] 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 2, page 1876. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • From: http://thepeerage.com/p43803.htm#i438025
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  • 'Edward DEVEREUX
  • 'Born: 3 Aug 1558, Chartley, Staffordshire, England
  • 'Died: 25 Jul 1622
  • Father: Walter DEVEREUX (1º V. Hereford)
  • Mother: Margaret GARNEYS (V. Hereford)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/DEVEREUX.htm#Edward DEVEREUX2
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  • 'Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the peerage, baronetage and ...
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  • 'Peerage of England. ... By Arthur Collins
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  • 'Sir Edward Devereux
  • 'M, #67728, b. 3 August 1558, d. 22 September 1622
  • Father Sir Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford b. 1491, d. 17 Sep 1558
  • Mother Margaret Garneys b. c 1520, d. a 12 Feb 1594
  • ' Sir Edward Devereux married Ursula Pitcher DID NOT MARRY.1 Sir Edward Devereux was born on 3 August 1558 at Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire, England. He died on 22 September 1622 at age 64.
  • 'Family Ursula Pitcher b. c 1565
  • Child
    • Elizabeth Devereux+ b. 3 Apr 1586
  • Citations
  • 1.[S74] Brent Ruesch's Research Notes.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2254.htm#i67728
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  • 'DEVEREUX, Edward (c.1550-1622), of Castle Bromwich, Warws.
  • Family and Education
  • 'b. c.1550, yst. s. of Walter Devereux, 1st Visct. Hereford, by his 2nd w. Margaret, da. of Robert Garnish of Kenton, Suff. m. Katherine, da. of Edward Arden of Park Hall, 5s. 4da. cr. Bt. 25 Nov. 1611. Kntd. 19 Aug. 1612.1
  • Offices Held
    • Sheriff, Warws. And Leics. 1593-4; j.p.q. Warws. from c.1591.
  • Biography
  • 'As the youngest son, Devereux inherited little land. In 1572 he purchased from his nephew Walter, 1st Earl of Essex, the reversion of the manor of Castle Bromwich and other property, then held by his mother in dower. He did not come into full possession of the property until her death in 1599, but he had probably lived there as a country gentleman for most of his life. There are few references to his activities, though in the 1590s he had lodgings in London, and he was given an honorary admission to Gray’s Inn in 1595, probably through his great-nephew of the half-blood Robert, 2nd Earl of Essex, with whom his connexion was probably closer than appears from the surviving evidence. This consists only of a report to Cecil in September 1601, after the Earl’s execution, that Devereux and his son had taken part in a suspicious meeting with others of his family and friends at Wolverhampton.2
  • 'No doubt it was Essex who obtained Devereux his one seat in the Commons. He was not politically active, however, nor a power in his shire. He built up his estates and had a new hall constructed at Castle Bromwich. In his last will, made 25 July 1622, he apologized for not leaving tokens of remembrance to his friends and explained that the jewels and rings he had set aside for that purpose had been stolen. His goods he divided mainly between his wife and eldest son Sir Walter, with only 5s. to his unmarried daughter Grace, ‘by reason of her uncivil behaviour’. The residue went to purchase lands for his grandson Essex Devereux, later Viscount Hereford. Sir Walter, the sole executor, proved the will 3 Oct. 1622. Devereux died 22 Sept. and was buried in Aston church, near Birmingham.3
  • Ref Volumes: 1558-1603
  • Author: Roger Virgoe
  • Notes
  • 1. Vis. Warws. (Harl. Soc. xii), 279-80.
  • 2. C2. Eliz. M7/38; HMC Hatfield, vii. 428; xi. 387.
  • 3. Dugdale, Warws. ii. 876; Wards 7/77/125; PCC 88 Savile
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/devereux-edward-1550-1622
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1558
August 3, 1558
Castle Bromwitch, Warwickshire, England
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1566
Age 7
Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
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Probably Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
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Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
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Parkhall, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
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Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
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Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
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Aston, Warwickshire, England
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Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
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Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom