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John Leonard

Also Known As: "Lennard"
Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Knowle Hill, Kent, England
Death: July 1554 (71-79)
Chevening, Kent, England
Place of Burial: Chevening, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of John Lennard, Sr. and Anne Lennard
Husband of Catherine Leonard
Father of John Leonard; William Leonard; Mary Talbot and Thomas Lennard
Brother of William Lennard and George Lennard

Managed by: Günther Kipp
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About John Leonard

John Leonard (Lennard), son of John Lennard, husband of Catherine Weston

John Leonard was the son of John Lennard and Anne Bird. He married Catharine, daughter of Thomas Weston of Chepsted, Kent. Their children are:

  1. John married Elizabeth Harmon
  2. William, married Anne Perkins
  3. Mary, married John Talbot

"John, the eldest son, born-19 Edw. IV. took to wife Catharine, the daughter of Thomas Weston, of Chepsted, in Kent, and lies buried under an altar tomb of black marble, in Chevening church, on which, in brass work, are the arms of Lennard, Bird, and Bickworth, a quartering of Bird, and underneath,

Hie reponitur Johannes Lennard, Generosus qui / Obiit mense Julii annis regnorum,/ Regis et Regina Philippi & Mariæ, secundo & tertio./ Ætatis 76.

He left issue two sons, John and William ; and a daughter Mary, married to John Talbot, whom the pedigrees mention to have been servant to King Hen. VIII. and that they had a daughter, Mary, married into the ancient family of the Chownes, of Fairlawn, in Kent; William, the second son, married Anne, daughter and heir of John Perkins of Richmond, in Surry, (of which name and arms there were afterwards Baronets, whose seat was at Bunnev, in NottinghamIhire, where the family had long been resident) by which Anne, he had Sampson Lennard, who, in right of his mother, quartered with her's the arms of Annefley and Chandos, and was a person of learning and ingenuity. In his youth he went with his countryman, Sir Philip- Sidney, to the wars in the Netherlands, and was with him when he received the wound of which he died. Afterwards he made himself known by several translations from the Latin and French, (particularly Du Pleffi Mornay's Hist, of Papacy,) and was honoured by Prince Henry's patronage. He was some time a Member of the college of Arms, and died anno. 1633."


  1. The Peerage of England by Arthur Collins, 1790.
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John Leonard's Timeline

Knowle Hill, Kent, England
Age 29
Kent, England
Age 35
London, Middlesex, England
July 1554
Age 75
Chevening, Kent, England
September 13, 1994
Age 75
May 17, 1996
Age 75
July 3, 1996
Age 75