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  • 'Sir Edward Villiers1
  • 'M, #105611, d. 7 September 1626
  • Last Edited=11 Mar 2009
  • ' Sir Edward Villiers was the son of Sir George Villiers and Audrey Saunders.2 He married Barbara St. John, daughter of Sir John St. John and Lucy Hungerford.1 He died on 7 September 1626.1
  • ' He held the office of Ambassador to Bohemia in 1620.2 He held the office of President of Munster in 1622.2
  • 'Children of Sir Edward Villiers and Barbara St. John
    • 1.Eleanor Villiers3 b. c 1590, d. c Jul 1685
    • 2.Elizabeth Villiers+4 b. 1610, d. b 15 Dec 1654
    • 3.William Villiers, 2nd Viscount Grandison of Limerick+2 b. 1614, d. 30 Sep 1643
    • 4.John Villiers, 3rd Viscount Grandison of Limerick3 b. 1616, d. 9 Nov 1659
    • 5.George Villiers, 4th Viscount Grandison of Limerick+3 b. 1618, d. 16 Dec 1699
    • 6.Christopher Villiers3 b. 8 Apr 1619
    • 7.Sir Edward Villiers+3 b. 15 Apr 1620, d. c Jul 1689
    • 8.Barbara Villiers+3 b. 1 Jun 1622, d. 13 Dec 1681
  • 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 416. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 2095.
  • 3.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 2096.
  • 4.[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 VIII, page 483. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
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  • Viscount Grandison of Limerick, is a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1620 for Sir Oliver St John, the Lord Deputy of Ireland, with special remainder to the male issue of his niece 'Barbara, wife of Sir Edward Villiers', elder half-brother of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, Christopher Villiers, 1st Earl of Anglesey and John Villiers, 1st Viscount Purbeck. In 1626 he was also created Baron Tregoz in the Peerage of England, with normal remainder to the heirs male of his body. St John was the descendant and namesake of Oliver St John, whose elder brother Sir John St John was the ancestor of the Barons St John of Bletso and the Earls of Bolingbroke. Moreover, St John's nephew Sir John St John, 1st Baronet, of Lydiard Tregoze, was the ancestor of the Viscounts Bolingbroke and the Viscounts St John. On Lord Grandison' death in 1630 the barony of Tregoz became extinct as he left no male heirs. He was succeeded in the viscountcy according to the special remainder by William Villiers, the eldest son of 'Barbara and Sir Edward Villiers'.
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  • Sir George Villiers, of Brokesby (1550 – 4 January 1606) was a minor member of the English gentry, notable as the father of the royal favourite George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham. He was High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1591.
  • Villiers's first wife was Audrey Saunders (died 1588), with whom he had five children:
    • 1.Frances Villiers
    • '2.Sir Edward (died 1626), father of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Viscounts Grandison - grandparents of Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland mistress of King Charles II of England - ancestors of Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden
    • 3.William (died 1629), later created a baronet - title became extinct in 1712
    • 4.Elizabeth (died 1654), married John Boteler, 1st Baron Boteler - peerage became extinct in 1657
    • 5.Anne Villiers (b. 1588), married Sir William Washington (1590-1648), brother of Rev. Lawrence Washington (ancestor of George Washington). Anne was the maternal grandmother of Admiral Legge and ancestor of the Earls of Dartmouth.
  • Villiers married secondly Mary Beaumont (later Countess of Buckingham) and they had four children:
    • 1.Hon. John (c. 1590–1657), later created Viscount Purbeck married to Frances daughter of Sir Edward Coke - the peerage expired at his death
    • 2.Hon. George (1592–1628), later created Duke of Buckingham, married Katherine Manners, (daughter of the 6th Earl of Rutland) - the Buckingham title became extinct in 1687
    • 3.Hon. Christopher (died 1630), later created Earl of Anglesey - earldom and barony became extinct on the death of his son, the second Earl, in 1661.
    • 4.Lady Susan (died 1651), married William Feilding, 1st Earl of Denbigh - parents-in-law to James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton ......
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Sir Edward Villiers, Kt.'s Timeline

Bronkesby, L, England
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Ramsey, Hampshire, England
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Dorset, Dorsetshire, England
April 15, 1620
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Brooksby, Leicestershire, England
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June 1, 1622
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Brooksby, Leicestershire, , England