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St. John, Henry

Male 1628 - 1679


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  • Born  Jul 1628  Of Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  1679  Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  Sep 1679  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I01984  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  16 Jun 2015 

    Father  St. John, John,   b. Abt 1584, Of Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1648, Battersea, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Leighton, Anne,   c. 14 Oct 1591, Hanbury, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 19 Sep 1628, Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  09 Jul 1604  St James, Westminster, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F00542  Group Sheet

    Family  St. John, Catherine 
    Family ID  F03171  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Year: 1679 Age: Forenames: Henry Surname: ST JOHN Place: Lydiard Tregoze County: Wiltshire Country: England Reference: 105657
      Tandragee Castle was owned, in the early 17th C, by Sir Oliver St. John, Viscount Grandison and Baron Tregoz. The castle passed to Lord Grandison's great nephew, Captain Henry St. John (born 1628, murdered 1678), a son of his nephew Sir John St. John, 1st Bt., of Lydiard Tregoz. Captain Henry St. John, of Tandragee, married Catherine St. John, daughter of Cromwell's ally Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas Sir Oliver St. John, of Longthorpe. Henry St. John's only son predeceased him and I'm not sure who succeded him in the Tandragee estate.

      While this is more than a little outside the topic era of this group, I can report that Mark Noble's "The Protectorate House of Cromwell" reports, Vol II, p. 29, that Catherine St John indeed married that Henry St John. Noble even quotes from a letter from Oliver St John, the Chief Justice, to Cromwell on the matter.

      Noble concludes his account of this family by saying of Henry that "By Cath. he left Ann, an only child, who married to Anth. Bowyer, of Camberwell in the county of Surrey, esq.".

      In May of that year landowners in Arrnagh, Down and Monaghan raised a force of thirty men and put up the money to pay them 9d. a day for three months to patrol the country. This force kept up a relentless pursuit, and O'Hanlon had a number of officially recorded narrow escapes. As part of this concentrated effort to capture him O'Hanlon's favourite place of retreat, the Glen Woods south of Poyntzpass, were cut down. But in August O'Hanlon was robbing on the other side of the country in Fermanagh. From there he was hunted into Connacht and then lost.
      The following month a crime occurred that increased Redmond O'Hanlon's notoriety though he himself was not personally involved. At least two London newspapers reported the story of how a party of O'Hanlon's men killed Henry St. John, grand nephew of Oliver St. John, Lord Deputy of Ireland from 1616 to 1622. Henry St. John had publicly defied the local tories, denouncing them as 'a pack of insolent bloudy outlaws.' They had 'so riveted themselves in these parts, what by the interest they had among the Natives and some English too, to their shame be it spoken, that they exercise a kind of separate Sovereignty in three of four Counties...' St. John had himself suffered losses at the hands of the outlaws, but he refused to have any dealings with them. On the contrary, he waged an open war against them and paid the price of defiance. In his sermon at St. John's funeral the Reverend Lawrence Power, rector of Tanderagee, urged his listeners to rouse themselves and rid the land of this shameful plague. 'I must make some reflection upon this country too concerning these skulking scoundrels that are the disturbers of the best planted country in the Kingdom, no part of Ireland having so many inhabitants, yet no place so pestered with these vermin.'
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      Text: St. John, Bridgett, Luddyard Mill, Wilts. Relict of Nicholas St. John 1672 53 Book: Calendar of Wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1671-1675 (Will) Collection: England: Canterbury - Wills Proved in The Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1671-1675