Sir Everard Digby
Amicia /Digby (Bretton Brereton)
William Digby
Christiana Digby
Robert Digby
(Abt 1206-1256)


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Anne Digby (Herle)

Robert Digby

  • Born: Abt 1206, England
  • Marriage: Anne Digby (Herle)
  • Died: 1256, Lincolnshire England about age 50

bullet  General Notes:


Type: Book
Periodical: The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester
Author: John Nichols
Date: 1795
Page: Digby / Sherard pedigrees


"I. Aelmar [1] or Almarus, 9 who had two sons, Sir John^® de
Tilton, and

"II. Sir Everard 1 ® Digby of Tilton, 10 who married Amicia Bretton,
[or Brereton] and had a son

4 "III. William® Lord of Tilton, who, by his wife Christiana, had

5 two sons, Walter^ Digby of Tilton, a monk in the time of King

6 Henry II., and Robert^ the second son, viz :
"IV. Robert [6] Tilton, alias Digby, who married Anne daughter of

Herle of the county of Lincoln, and had two sons, Robert*® and

Thomas® The eldest son, viz :

"V. Robert [7] Digby of Digby, living 40 Henry III. (1255-56),

9 Anglus Saxonicus.

10 Leland in his Itinerary, as quoted in Nichols's Leicestershire (London, 1800, iii. Pt. I., 462), says :
" Dykeby, as far as can be conjectid, cummith by lineal descent out of the towne of Dikeby, a village
yn Lincolnshire. ... As far as I can lerne, the eldest place that the Dikebyes of Lincolnshir had
in Leircestreshire was at Tilton not far from Shevingtunne."


9 married Ida daughter of John Fitzherbert, and had four sons, John, [6]

10-12 Nicholas,™ Hugh t6] and William [6] a priest.
"The eldest son, viz :

"VI. Sir John [9] Digby, died 52 Henry III. (1267-68), having mar-
ried Arabella [or Orabella] daughter of Sir William Harcourt of Stanton
Harcourt, Oxford, and his wife Alice daughter of Roger and sister of
13, 14 Alan La Zouche, by whom he had two sons, John [7] and William. m Her
first husband was Sir Fulke Pembrugge."

Note i. Nichols quotes a description of monuments of this Sir John
and his wife at Tilton, the former inscribed: "Jehan de Digby gist ici ;
praies poor lui," and on the other the arms of Harcourt : Or two bars,
three crescents in chief Gules, , u


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: Tilton Leicester England.


Robert married Anne Digby (Herle). (Anne Digby (Herle) was born in 1207 in England and died aft -1245 in Lincoln England.)

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