Sir John St. John, of Lydiard Tregoze

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John St. John, Knight

Birthplace: Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Fontarrabie, Gipuzkoa, Reino de Navarro, España
Immediate Family:

Son of Oliver St. John, Sir and Elizabeth le Scrope
Husband of Joan Saunder
Father of John St. John, Jr.; Anne St. John; Oliver St. John, of Lambeth and Nicholas St. John
Brother of Elizabeth St. John; Eleanore Grey; Sibyl St. John; Margaret St. John; Isabel St. John and 1 other
Half brother of Sir Ralph Bigod, Kt. and Henry Bigod

Occupation: Chamberlain, soldier
Managed by: Heather (Fachet) Bond
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About Sir John St. John, of Lydiard Tregoze

Sir John St. John was born in 1473.2 He was the son of Oliver St. John and Elizabeth Scrope.1 He married Joan Iwardby, daughter of Sir John Iwardby. He died on 1 September 1512.1,2

Sir John St. John was Chamberlain to Margaret, Countess of Richmond.2

Child of Sir John St. John and Joan Iwardby


  • John (b ca1505- d 1576). Married 1) Margaret Carew 2) Elizabeth Whetwill
  • Ann (b ca 1506 - )
  •  Oliver (b ca 1508 - buried 19 April 1571). Married 1) Ann 2) Joan 3) Alice Raydon 4) Eleanor Burage
  • Nicholas (b ca 1510 - )


Chamberlain to Margaret, Countess of Richmond and an executor of her will.

Supposedly knighted by his cousin, Henry V11.(His mother Margaret, daughter of Margaret Beauchamp and John Beaufort, Duke of Somerset, had married Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond)

Died while serving in Spain. "...Edward, apprehensive of danger to that province, sent John St. John, an experienced soldier, to Bordeaux, and gave him directions to put Guienne in a posture of defence...."


Ancestor of Viscount Bolingbroke.

Did he have a younger son Oliver who m. Alice Roydon? The Oliver St John who did marry Alice was of Lambeth and his father John St John of Lydiard Tregoze had been chamberlain to Lady Margaret Beaufort, the king's (H VII) mother.


1.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 206. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

2.[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 416. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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Sir John St. John, of Lydiard Tregoze's Timeline

Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, England
Age 32
Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, England
Age 33
Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, England
Age 35
Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, England
Age 37
Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, England
September 1, 1512
Age 39
Fontarrabie, Gipuzkoa, Reino de Navarro, España