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  • ID: I2588
  • Name: Robert Digby
  • Suffix: 1st Baron Digby of Geashill
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1599
  • Death: 6 JUN 1642
  • Burial: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland 1 1
  • Residence: Coleshill, Warwickshire
  • PCTS: Portrait at Sherborne Castle, in 1862 2
  • MEM: Coleshill, Warwickshire: stone tablet
  • Note: 3 1 2

    Went to live on his paternal estates at Coleshill in England.
    Sarah Boyle was his first wife.
    Married 2nd Elizabeth (d 1662) dau of James Altham of Oxhey, Herts (Judge and Baron of the Exchequer to Elizabeth I?). According to LDS Ancestral File, Elizabeth also married Sir Robert Bernard Bt of Kingsthorpe, Northants (d 1666) and Sir Francis Astley Kt. She was born 1601 and died 3 Jan 1662/63, buried 7 Jan 1662/63 at St. Pauls?s Covent Garden.
    [If the above is correct both Robert Digby and Robert Bernard outlived her...?]
    Monuments in the chancel of Coleshill church includes a stone tablet on the north wall to Sir Robert Digby, Knight, son of Sir George died 1614, and his son Robert, created Lord Digby of Geashill, Ireland, 1642. Both were buried in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
    At Sherborne Castle (in 1862) was his half length standing portrait, in red dress, and wearing a large point-lace collar.
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  • Change Date: 7 MAR 2012

    Father: Robert Digby b: in Coleshill, Warwickshire
    Mother: Lettice Fitzgerald b: ABT 1580

    Marriage 1 Sarah Boyle b: 29 MAR 1609
    • Married: 15 DEC 1626 3
    1. Has Children Kildare Digby b: ABT 1631

    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: Victoria County History of Warwickshire
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: Catalogue of the pictures at Sherborne Castle
      Author: Louisa Mary Portman
      Date: 1862
    3. Type: Gedcom File
      Title: Pedigree Resource
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