Name: Jane de Vere
Death: ABT 1622
Note: Will date
Change Date: 9 FEB 2010
Daughter and heiress of the Honorable Aubrey de Vere, second son of John, Earl of Oxford, (ob. 1540,) by Bridget, daughter of Sir Anthony Gibbon, of Lynn, in the county of Norfolk.
(Burke's Peerage (1829: Hunt, Baronet))
Will dated 1622.mentions her granddaughter Dorothy Kingsmill.
In a letter written on 22 July 1611 to Sir Robert Cecil and Lord Henry Howard, Elizabeth, Dowager Countess of Oxford, complains of the bad influence on her son Henry de Vere, 18th Earl of Oxford, of his second cousin John Hunt. Hunt was the grandson of Aubrey Vere, brother of the 16th Earl of Oxford, and was the eldest son of Henry Hunt of Gosfield, Essex, and his wife Jane Vere, daughter of Aubrey Vere. He was born about 1585, and was thus about 24 years of age in 1609 when he first began to exercise an influence over Henry de Vere, who was then only 16. The Countess? letter is accompanied by a set of articles listing Hunt?s misdemeanours, and Henry de Vere?s misdemeanours in Hunt?s company, including neglect of his service to Prince Henry and to King James himself.
(PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE SP14/65, ff.76-9 1)
Jane married Henry Hunt of Gosfield, in Essex, and was the mother of this disreputable John Hunt, who was thus a second cousin of the young Earl whom he led astray.
John Hunt had a son, Vere Hunt, who settled in Ireland in 1657, and whose great-grandson was Vere Hunt of Currah, in Limerick.
(The Fighting Veres: Lives of Sir Francis Vere, General of the Queen's Forces in the Low ...)
Father: Aubrey de Vere b: ABT 1519
Mother: Bridget Gibbon
Henry Hunt b: 1532
- Dorothy Hunt
- Text: Leo van der Pas