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Anne Digby (Danvers)

Birthplace: Of Chamberhouse, Thatcham, Buckinghamshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Verney, of Langley Manor and Elizabeth Verney
Wife of Reginald Digby
Mother of John Digby
Sister of John Verney, of Langley Manor and Alice Danvers

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About Anne Digby

  • 'A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great ..., Volume 4 By John Burke
  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great ..., Volume 4 By John Burke
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  • EVERARD DIGBIE, of Tilton, Digbie, and Drystoke, who fell at Towton, fighting
  • Pg. 461
  • under the Lancastrian banner, high sheriff for the county of Rutland, and M.P. for that shire. His wife was Jacqueta, daughter and co-heir of Sir John Ellys, of Devonshire, and he had by her, beside on daughter, seven sons,
    • SIR SIMON DIGBY, knt. of Coleshill, in Warwickshire, a lordship which was among the extensive grants with which he was rewarded, after the accession of HENRY VII. for his services at Bosworth, married Alice, daughter and heir of John Walley, esq. of East Haddon, in the county of Devon, by whom he left, with three daughters, Sarah, m. to Nicholas Strelley; Alice, m. to Robert Clifton, esq. of Clifton, Notts; and Agnes, m. to William Tracy, esq. two sons, namely,
      • 'REGINALD, his heir'; Thomas, of Mansfield Woodehouse,, Notts, whose descendant, John Digby, esq. M.P. for East Retford, . . . .
    • Sir Simon Digby d. in 1519, and was s. by his eldest son,
      • ' REGINALD DIGBY, esq. of Coleshill, sheriff of Leicestershire 26 and 26 HENRY VIII., who m. Anne, daughter and co-heir of Sir John Danvers, knt. of Calthorpe, in Oxfordshire, by whom he had a son and successor,
        • JOHN DIGBY, esq. of Coleshill, who m. Anne, eldest daughter of Sir George Thropmorton, knt. of Coughton, in the county of Warwick, by Catherine, his wife, daughter of Nicholas, Lord Vaux, of Harrowden, and was father of . . .
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  • 'Ann Danvers1
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  • ' Ann Danvers married Reginald Digby, son of Sir Simon Digby and Alice Walleys.1
  • ' She is the daughter of John Danvers.1 Her married name became Digby.1
  • 'Child of Ann Danvers and Reginald Digby
    • 1.John Digby+1
  • 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 1, page 1141. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
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  • 'Memorials of the Danvers family (of Dauntsey and Culworth): their ancestors ... By Francis Nottidge MacNamara
  • Memorials of the Danvers family (of Dauntsey and Culworth): their ancestors ... By Francis Nottidge MacNamara
  • Pg. 185
  • Dame Anne's family, the Purys, were settle at . . . . Anne, who was his heiress, and married William Danvers. . . . . .
    • John Danvers, son of Sir William, as we learn from his father's post-mortem inquistion, was twenty-six years of age and more in April, 1504. He did not long survive his father, dying on
    • Pg. 186
    • October 30, 1509. . . . His wife was Margaret, daughter of William Hampden of Hartwell, of a very ancient Buckinghamshire family. The heir of John Danvers was his son aged six months at the time of his father's death. But the son died when ten years old, and, as we learn from his inquisition (No. 43 of 9 Henry VIII.), his heirs were his sisters, 'Anne', Mary, Elizabeth, Dorothy, aged respectively 18, 12, 11, 10 years.
    • Will of John Danvers. . . . .
    • . . . . to 'Anne', Mary, Elizabeth & Dorothy my daughters for their lives: . . . .
    • Pg. 187
      • Of the sisters, 'Anne was the first to marry, in the year 1518, Reginald Digby, her husband, was granted possession of her property, she being one of the four sisters of John Danvers'.
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  • 'A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the landed gentry of Great Britain ... By Sir Bernard Burke
  • A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the landed gentry of Great Britain ... By Sir Bernard Burke
  • Pg. 600
  • NICHOLAS HUBAND, Esq., who m. Dorothy, dau. and co-heiress (with her two sisters, viz., 'Anne. m. to Reginald Digby, Esq. of Coleshill, co Warwick, ancestor of Earl Digby', and Elizabeth m. to Sir Thomas Cave, Knt. of Stanford) of Sir John Danvers, Knt. of Calthorpe and Waterstock, co Oxford, descended from the marriage of Sir William Danvers, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, son of John Danvers, by Jane, dau. and heir of William Bruly, of Waterstock, co. Oxford, with Anne, dau. and heir of John Purie, Esq. of Chamberhouse, and by her, who d. 16 May, 1558 . . . .
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  • . . . . In 1451 it had recently been held by John Pury, who had also held an additional quarter of the manor (fn. 51) (treated under the mill, q.v.). In 1486 these estates belonged to William afterwards Sir William Danvers and his wife Anne. (fn. 52) His son John predeceased him in 1508, and left a son John, then aged six months, (fn. 53) who succeeded to Horton on the death of Sir William Danvers about 1509 (fn. 54) and died in 1517. (fn. 55) 'Reginald Digby and his wife Anne', eldest sister and co-heir of John Danvers, (fn. 56) settled the estates in 1532 (fn. 57) and again in 1538.
  • From: 'Parishes: Horton', A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 3 (1925), pp. 281-286. URL: Date accessed: 22 September 2011.
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According to another source the mother of Anne Danvers (Digby) was Margaret Hampden.

  • Alice VERNEY
  • Born: ABT 1381, Byfield, Northamptonshire, England
  • Father: William VERNEY
  • Mother: Juliana ?
  • Married: John DANVERS
  • Children:
    • 1. 'Anne DANVERS (m. Reginald Digby)'
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Of Chamberhouse, Thatcham, Buckinghamshire, England
Thatcham, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom