Sir Warham St. Leger (c.1580 - 1631) MP

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Birthplace: Ulcombe, Kent, England
Death: Died in Ulcombe, Kent, England
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About Sir Warham St. Leger

Sir Warham St. Leger (Knight)

Born: ABT 1580, Ulcombe, Kent, Enfland

Died: 11 Oct 1631, Kent, England

Buried: Ulcombe Church, Ulcombe, Kent, England

Notes: was induced to give considerable financial support to Sir Walter Raleigh's ill-fated expedition to Guiana in search of El Dorado. The fleet which set sail from Cork Harbour consisted of the Admiral's ship and 13 others. The first ship was the Destiny of 440 tons, 36 pieces of ordnance and 200 men. Raleigh took command and his son was the captain. The second ship was commanded by Captain John Pennington and the third, the Thunder, by Sir Warham St. Leger. It was 150 tons 20 pieces or ordnance, 6 genelemen, 60 soldiers and 10 landsmen. Sir Warham and Raleigh were both ill at Cliana and returned to England. Raleigh ordered Keymiss, a Captain of the Fleet, to sail into Oronoko with five small ships to discover a mine. Keymiss failed to find it and the Fleet dispersed having achieved nothing. On his return to England empty-handed Raleigh was executed to appease the Spaniards and Sir Warham, financilly ruined, was forced to sell Leeds Castle to Sir Richard Smyth. Leeds did not stay in the hands of Sir Richard long before it changed hands again and was sold to Sir Thomas Culpepper (Sir Warham's son-in-law). (Moya Frenz St. Leger, 1986).

Father: Sir Anthony St. Leger

Mother: Mary Scott

Married I: Mary Haywood (d. ABT 1662) (dau. of Rowland (George) Haywood and Catherine Smythe) BEF 1605, Kent, England

Children:

1. Sir Anthony St. Leger (b. ABT 1605 - d. 1680) (m.1 Barbara Shirley) (m.2 Mary Norwood) (m.3 Bridget Mayney, daughter of Sir Anthony Mayney, [children: Mary St.Leger- m. Robert Sutton Baron Lexinton on 21 Feb 1661 in St James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, died: 3 Sep 1669, Paris, France. Mary married Robert Sutton Baron Lexinton, son of Sir William Sutton and Susan Cony, on 21 Feb 1661 in St James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex.22 (Robert Sutton Baron Lexinton was born on 21 Dec 1594 and died on 13 Oct 1668, children: 1. Robert Sutton 2nd Baron Lexinton 2. Bridget Sutton.])

2. Thomas St. Leger

3. Catherine St. Leger (m. Thomas Culpepper)

4. Ursula St. Leger (b. ABT 1609 - d. ABT 18 Oct 1672) (m. Rev. Daniel Horsmanden)

5. John St. Leger (b. 1611 - d. 1673) (m. Rebecca Horsmanden)

6. Warham St. Leger (b. ABT 1612 - d. 1621)

7. Mary St. Leger (m. Col. William Codd)

8. Rowland St. Leger

9. Dudley St. Leger (b. 1615 - d. 1642) (m. Anne ?)

10. Francis St. Leger (b. 1617 - d. 1634)

11. George St. Leger (b. 1618 - d. 1620)

12. Haywood St. Leger (b. 1621 - d. 1684) (m.1 Barbara St. Leger)

13. Alexander St. Leger (b. 1622 - d. 1625)

Married II: Gertrude Wright

Source: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/STLEGER.htm#Anthony St. LEGER (Sir)3

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Ulcombe and the St. Legers

The aims of this web page is to portray the history of the St. Leger family from their origns in England in the village of Ulcombe, Kent to their settlement in Ireland and other parts of the United Kingdom.

Family tradition says they are descended from a Norman knight, Sir Robertus de Sancto Leodegario who is reputed to have supported the hand of William the Conqueror when he stumbled from his ship in the waters off Pevensey in 1066. This sounds shere fantasy which was often done to establish a pedigree going back to some notable person or time in history. Sir Robert certainly existed and many of todays branches can trace their ancestry back to him but there is no proof that he was even at the Battle of Hastings, let alone supported William the Conqueror when he fell!. Sir Robert did hold lands in Bexhill in 1086 and later held the manor of Ulcombe in Kent which his descendants owned until it was sold in 1648. It is very possible that Sir Robertus Sancto Leodegario was amongst the followers of William the Conqueror who settled in Britain during the first year after the invasion as many did. He is not mentioned in any of the authoritive works on the Conquest as having been present at the Battle of Hastings.

The descendants of Sir Robert soon settled in other parts; in the early 13th century William de St. Leger of the Kentish family settled in Kilkenny and his descendants became the St. Legers of Tullaghambrogue. In the later 16th century another Sir William St. Leger settled in Ireland and his descendants became the ancestors of the St. Legers of co. Cork and of the Viscounts Doneraile. Another descendant, James St. Leger settled in Devon. Anne St. Leger, married Thomas Digges and became the grandmother of Edward Digges, the Govenor of Virginia. There were many more St. Legers from the Kentish family who settled in London and other parts of Kent.

But NOT ALL St. Leger/St. Ledgers are descended from the Kentish family. There was a family of French Huguenots who settled in London in the late 16th/early 17th century and then there was the family of Henry Le Coq another French Huguenot who landed with William of Orange at Torbay as "Captain of Horse". He was naturalised in 1698 and assumed the name of St. Leger and settled at Charleston, Sunbury, Middlesex and at Trunkwell House, Shinfield, Berkshire.

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Sir Warham St Leger's Timeline

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Ulcombe, Kent, England
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Ulcombe, Kent, England
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Ulcombe, Kent, , England
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Leeds Castle, Ulcombe, Kent, England
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Ulcombe, Kent, England
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Ulcombe, Kent, England
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Ulcombe, Kent, England
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Ulcombe, Kent, England