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Villiers, Edward

Male Abt 1580 - 1626


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  • Born  Abt 1580  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  6 Sep 1626  Youghal, Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I01869  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  19 Jun 2015 

    Family  St. John, Barbara,   b. Abt 1590, Of Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 16 Sep 1672, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  06 Oct 1610  Clifton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Villiers, Eleanor,   b. Abt 1610, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 16 Jun 1685, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Villiers, William,   c. 9 Mar 1611, Coleorton, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1643, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Villiers, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1615, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1654, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Villiers, John,   b. Abt 1616, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1659, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Villiers, George,   b. Abt 1618, Of Brokesby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 16 Dec 1699, Brantfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Villiers, Christopher,   c. 8 Apr 1619, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1630
     7. Villiers, Edward,   c. 5 Apr 1620, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 2 Jul 1689, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Villiers, Barbara,   c. 1 Jun 1622, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1681, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F00759  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Master of the Mint.
      Presdient of Munster providence, Ireland.
      Sir Edward Villiers, son of Sir George Villiers and brother of the great Duke of Buckingham; married Barbara, daughter of Sir John St. John, of Lidiard, Wiltshire.
      This Edward received the honour of Knighthood at Windsor, on September 7, 1616, and in 1620, was sent ambassador to Bohemia; also on March 10, 1622, was, by the interest of his brother, the Duke of Buckingham, advanced to the Presidentship of Munster, in Ireland, in the room of the Earl of Thomond, deceased. He lived there (saith Sir Henry Wotton) in singular estimation for his justice and hospitality; and died (September 7, 1626) as much to the grief of the whole province, as ever any Governor did, before his religious Lady, who was of a sweet and noble disposition, adding much to his honour. He was buried in the Earl of Cork's chapel at Youghall, where these lines were put up to his memory:

      "Munster may curse the time that Villiers came,
      To make us worse, by leaving such a name;
      Of noble parts, as none can imitate,
      But those whose hearts are married to the state:
      But if they press to imitate his fame,
      Munster may bless the time that Villiers came."