Robert Digby
(Abt 1206-1256)
Anne Digby (Herle)
Sir Robert Digby
(Bef 1225-Abt 1242)
Anne Digby (Fitzherbert)
(Bef 1225-Abt 1246)
Sir. Jehan De Digby De Tilton


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Arabella Digby ( Neehatcourt)

Sir. Jehan De Digby De Tilton

  • Born: 1234, Leicester England
  • Marriage: Arabella Digby ( Neehatcourt)
  • Died: 1269, Leicester England at age 35
  • Buried: Tilton Under a Tomb next to the church, Leicester England

bullet  General Notes:

Digby Lord Digby
The furname of this and honourable family is faid to be originally Tilton, affumed from their refidence at Tilton in the County of Leicefter, where they proffeffed a fair eftate in the reign of Henry II, in whofe time lived Sir John Tilton, who gave certain parcels of land in Biller-fdon and Kirkby-Bellers, in that county, to Lepers of St Lazarus of Jerufalem, which the King confirmed to the Infirm Brethren of Burton-Lazars,in 1256(40 Hen. III. the family removing from Tilton,to Digby in the County of Lincoln, received a Name from that place, which hath ever fince been Retained, and of this line we read of John Digby, who in 11. 12. 14. 15. 32. and 33 yearsof Edward I, was a Commiffioner for the gaol delivery at Warwick, and ferved that King in his wars. He Lies Buried at Tiltonunder a tomb, adorned with his Effigies at full length and Crofs-Legged, holding a field of his Armsof the Fleurdelis, with the fun and Moon thereon, and this line.
Jehan de Digby giff-icy, praiez pour luy (Robert) - to him fucceeded Robert de Diggeby, to whom, in the Reign of Henry III, William Franceis Conveyed Certain Lands.

The Claset of Kenelm Digby Knight opened
Kenelm Digby owed a good deal of circumstances, but he owed most of all to his own rich nature.
His family was Ancient and Honourable. Tilton Originally, thy took their later Name in Henry III's time, on the acquisition of some property in Lincolnshire, though in Warwickshire and Rutland most of them were settled.
Three Lancastrian Digby Brother fell atTowton, Seven on Bosworth Field.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Residence: Tilton Leicester England.


Sir. married Arabella Digby ( Neehatcourt). (Arabella Digby ( Neehatcourt) was born in 1245 in Leicester England and died in 1279 in Leicester England.)

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