Name: Abigail Heveningham
Death: 1611 1
MEM: Coleshill, Warwickshire: Altar tomb with recumbent effigy
Change Date: 27 JUN 2011
Abigail Heveningham was the daughter of Sir Anthony Heveningam and Alice Shelton, his wife. She was sister to Sir Arthur (d.1608) NOT his daughter although Sir Arthur did have a daughter named Abigail who was baptised 20 September 1592 at Ketteringham. This Abigail married Sir Augustine Pettus (1582-1613) 27th December 1608, as his 2nd wife.
THE WINGFIELD-DIGBY MUNIMENTS; PART II
Letters Patent being an assignment of lease for twenty one years to Lady Abigail, widow of George Digby, knt., deceased, of the rectory of Colleshill Coleshill co. War., which before the Dissolution belonged to the Priory of Markeyate, co. Bedford, with all apurtenances, except the advowson of the vicarage of the church of Colleshill and all woods, underwoods, minerals and quarries of the premises and glebe land pertaining to the said rectory. Rent: £7. 13s. 4d. Parchment. - ref.
MS 3888/A 880 - date: 8 December 30 Eliz I 1587
[So George Digby died between 1 Feb 1580/1 and 8 Dec 1587 ]
A new husband for Abigail. They must have married between 8 Dec 1587 and 24 Jul 1590:
Letters Patent granting to Edward Cordell, esq., and Lady Abigail, his wife, widow of George Digby knt., deceased, the rectory of Colleshill Coleshill co. War., which before the Dissolution belonged to the Priory of Markeyate, co. Bedford, with all appurtenances, except the advowson of the vicarage of the church of Colleshill.
Consideration: £230. Parchment. - ref. MS 3888/A 885 - date: 24 July 32 Eliz I 1590
Bargain and sale and feoffment from Dame Abigaell, alias Cordell, widow, sometime wife of Sir George Digby, knt., deceased, and late the wife of Edward Cordell, esq., deceased, to Robert Digby of Colleshull Coleshill co. War., esq., son of the said Sir George, of the rectory of Colleshull with all lands and tithes pertaining to the same, and meadowland in Colleshull. Rent: £33.
Parchment. - ref. MS 3888/A 932 - date: 1 June, 40 Eliz I 1598
Father: Anthony Heveningham b: 1507
Mother: Mary Shelton b: 1512
- Robert Digby b: in Coleshill, Warwickshire
- John Digby
- Elizabeth or Abigail Digby
- Text: Rosemary St.Leger-May