Name: Francis Kingsmill
Birth: DEC 1569 in Kingsclere, Hampshire
Death: 25 JUL 1620 in Of Ballyowen, Tipperary, Ireland
Burial: St. Mary?s Church Bridgewater, Devon
Baptism: 6 JAN 1570 Kingsclere, Hants
Occupation: Grandfather of Samuel Pepys?s wife
MEM: St. Mary?s Church Bridgewater, Devon: effigy
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Change Date: 9 FEB 2010
Of Sydmonton, and Ballibeg, County Cork, born January 6, 1570, who was distinguished for his services in the Irish campaign, temp 2 Elizabeth.
He was buried at St. Mary?s Church Bridgewater, where he is commemorated by a sumptuous marble monument with alabaster effigies.
He served in Ireland under Sir G. Carew in 1601-1602.
He acquired lands at Ballybeg Abbey, County Cork and was Knighted at Dublin March 1603.
He died 25 Jul 1620 leaving issue by his wife, Dorothy St. Leger including Colonel Sir William Kingsmill, MP, of Ballybeg Abbey, co Cork.
Kneeling effigies of his sons Francis and Henry, who appear to have had no issue, are behind his effigy in Bridgewater.
According to Burke's Landed Gentry 1898 (vol II: Bruce-Kingsmill of Hermitage Park):
Sir Francis Kingsmill was baptised at Kingslcere on 6 Jan 1570 and acquired lands at Ballybeg Abbey, County Cork in Ireland. He died on 25 July 1720. No wife is given, but he left issue:
1. Henry, b 1607, died 22 April 1621
2. Francis, b 1612, dsp 20 Aug 1640
3. William, of Ballybeg Abbey, MP For Mallow, married Dorothy Jane, daughter of Warrent St Leger and died 1650, leaving issue, William (married Susanna Myers).
4. Ann, married Francis Smith of Kilcoursie, co Cork and had issue.
5. Dorothea, married 1stly, Thomas Fleetwood, wo died 1632, leaving issue, and 2ndly, --- St Michel, by whom she was mother of Elizabeth, m 1 Dec 1655, Samuel Pepys, and dsp 10 Dec 1669. [His name was Alexander Marchant de Saint Michel. See Irish Pedigrees, part VI and Pepys Diary where he is given as Alexander Saint Michel.]
In 1620 Sir Francis Kingsmill presented a handsome chalice of beaten silver to Bridgwater church, which is still in constant use
Father: William Kingsmill b: 1526 in Burton, Sussex
Mother: Bridget Raleigh b: ABT 1534
- William Kingsmill
- Dorothea Kingsmill
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