History of Leicestershire

Leicestershire is in Midlands.

Abbey Gate, Leicestershire

Around 1603 Edward Hastings 1541-1603 (62) died at Abbey Gate.

Asfordby, Leicestershire

On 16 Aug 1732 Archdeacon Andrew Burnaby 1732-1812 was born to Reverend Andrew Burnaby at Asfordby.

The River Wreake aka Eye rises near Stapleford although the land is so low lying there are many tributaries that may form the River Eye and it may rise at Waltham on the Wolds. It flows through Melton Mowbray after which its name changes from the River Eye to the River Wreake. Thereafter it flows past Asfordby, Hoby, Rotherby, Thrussington, Ratcliffe on the Wreake to Cossington where it joins the River Soar.

Ashby de la Zouch

Aylestone, Leicestershire

On 23 Apr 1623 George Manners 1572-1623 (51) died at Aylestone. In 1650 Grace Pierrepoint 1575-1650 (75) died.

Both were buried at All Saint's Church Bakewell with an Jacobean Kneeling monument representing them and their nine children, four boys (one died an infant) on the left, five girls on the right. The armorials include:

Manners Augmented Manners Augmented with a Crescent difference.

Their son John 8th Earl Rutland (18) was married to Frances Montagu Countess Rutland 1614-1671 (9).

Their daughter Eleanor (23) was married to Lewis Watson 1st Baron Rockingham 1587-1653 (35).

Their daughter Frances was married to Nicholas Saundeson 2nd Viscount Castleton -1641.

Belgrave, Leicestershire

Long Clawson Belgrave, Leicestershire

On 19 Jul 1641 Henry Hastings 1605-1654 (36) and Jane Goodall were married at Long Clawson Belgrave.

Belvoir, Leicestershire

Belvoir Priory, Leicestershire

Between 1076 and 1088 Robert de Todeni and his wife founded Belvoir Priory as a Priory of St Alban's Abbey.

After 1148 William "Brito aka Breton" D'Aubigny 1086-1148 died at Belvoir Castle. He was buried at Belvoir Priory. His son William "Le Breton" D'Aubigny of Belvoir 1130-1186 inherited Belvoir Castle.

On 06 May 1236 William D'Aubigny 1151-1236 (85) died at Uffington. His remains were buried at Newstead Abbey with his heart being buried at Belvoir Priory.

After 01 Sep 1414 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley 1370-1414 was buried at Belvoir Priory. At the dissolution of the monasteries his monument was moved to the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford on the right side of the High Altar. Alabaster Monument of the Camail and Jupon Period. Possibly Sutton and Prentys.

Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields.

Scabbard with IHS. Wire Wrapped Grip. Hip Belt.

Detail of the Ros Family Peacock Crest surmounting his Great Helm.

Detail of decorated Orle and Vervelle Cover.

Detail of Lancastrian Esses Collar and face. Note the twisted moustache that is frequently seen on Sutton and Prentys monuments. The fixing of the Esses Collar to the Camail using a small trefoil.

After 23 Mar 1421 John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley 1397-1421 was buried at Belvoir Priory. His remains and monument were subsequently relocated to the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford. Early Plate Bascinet Period.

Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields.

Detail of Lancastrian Esses Collar and the trefoil fixing holding the Lancastrian Esses Collar to the bottom of the Camail.

Detail of IHC NASARE Lettering and Decorated Orle and decorated Vervelle Covers. Bascinet with Gorget. Lancastrian Esses Collar.

Detail of the Ros Peacock Crest which surmounted his Great Helm; only the feet remain.

Detail of the Spaulder and Besagew with some early graffiti.

Detail of the Hourglass Gauntlets and graffiti.

Blaby, Leicestershire

Lubbesthorpe Blaby, Leicestershire

Around 1313 Joan Zouche 1313-1376 was born to Roger Zouche 1293-1313 (20) at Lubbesthorpe Blaby. Date asjusted from 1318 to 1313 to be consistent with father's death.

Lubbesthorpe Manor Lubbesthorpe Blaby, Leicestershire

On 29 Sep 1242 Roger Zouche 1242-1285 was born to Alan Zouche 1203-1270 (39) and Helen or Ela Quincy at Lubbesthorpe Manor Lubbesthorpe Blaby.

Bosworth, Leicestershire

In 1175 William Harcourt 1175-1223 was born to Robert de Harcourt 1152-1204 (23) at Bosworth.

Around 1343 Richard Harcourt 1343- was born to William Harcourt 1300-1349 (43) and Joan Grey 1302-1369 (41) at Bosworth.

Around 1343 Thomas Harcourt 1343-1417 was born to William Harcourt 1300-1349 (43) and Joan Grey 1302-1369 (41) at Bosworth.

Bottesford, Leicestershire

Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

On 25 Aug 1540 Catherine Grey Countess Hertford 1540-1568 was born to Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (23) and Frances Brandon Duchess of Suffolk 1517-1559 (23) at Bradgate Park. She a great granddaughter of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

Braunston, Leicestershire

In 1544 Walter Hastings 1544-1616 was born to Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1560 (30) and Catherine Pole Countess Huntingdon 1511-1576 (33) in Braunston.

Breedon on the Hill, Leicestershire

On 03 Feb 1849 Sophia Curzon 1779-1849 (70) died. She was buried at Breedon on the Hill.

Brooke, Leicestershire

On 19 Oct 1607 Andrew Noel 1558-1607 (49) died at Brooke.

Brooksby, Leicestershire

In 1433 John Villiers 1433-1481 was born to William Villiers 1400-1442 (33) in Brooksby.

In 1456 John Villiers 1456-1506 was born to John Villiers 1433-1481 (23) in Brooksby.

Around 1544 George Villiers of Brokesby 1544-1606 was born to William Villiers of Brooksby Leicestershire 1492-1558 (52) and Collette Clarke 1491-1539 at Brooksby.

On 28 Aug 1592 George Villiers 1st Duke of Buckingham 1592-1628 was born to George Villiers of Brokesby 1544-1606 (48) and Mary Beaumont 1st Countess Buckingham 1570-1632 (22) at Brooksby.

Before 1628 Michiel Janszoon van Mierevelt Painter 1566-1641. Portrait of George Villiers 1st Duke of Buckingham 1592-1628. In 1616 William Larkin Painter 1582-1619. Portrait of George Villiers 1st Duke of Buckingham 1592-1628 wearing his Garter Robes and Leg Garter. Around 1620 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648. Portrait of George Villiers 1st Duke of Buckingham 1592-1628. In 1619 Cornelius Johnson Painter 1593-1661. Portrait of George Villiers 1st Duke of Buckingham 1592-1628. Around 1625 Peter Paul Rubens Painter 1577-1640. Portrait of George Villiers 1st Duke of Buckingham 1592-1628.

In Apr 1620 Edward Villiers 1620-1689 was born to Edward Villiers 1585-1626 (35) and Barbara St John -1672 at Brooksby.

Broughton Astley, Leicestershire

Around 1246 Andrew Astley 1st Baron Astley 1246-1301 was born to Thomas Astley 1215-1265 (31) and Joane Blois 1223-1260 (23) in Broughton Astley.

Around 1340 William Astley 4th Baron Astley 1340-1404 was born to Thomas Astley 3rd Baron Astley 1308-1366 (32) and Elizabeth Beauchamp Baroness Astley 1316-1359 (24) in Broughton Astley.

Buckminster, Leicestershire

The Cringle Brook near Buckminster from where it flows past Skillington and Stoke Rochford before joining the River Witham at Great Ponton.

Burton-Overy, Leicestershire

Around 1505 Dean Hugh Weston 1505-1558 was born at Burton-Overy. He was educated at Balliol College then Lincoln College.

Castle Donington, Leicestershire

On 20 Jun 1622 John Stanhope 1590-1638 (32) and Mary Radclyffe Lady Gell 1605-1653 (17) were married in Castle Donington.

Around 1610 William Larkin Painter 1582-1619; possibly a follower. Portrait of Mary Radclyffe Lady Gell 1605-1653.

Charnwood, Leicestershire

Swithland Charnwood, Leicestershire

St Leonard's Church Swithland Charnwood, Leicestershire

On 24 Oct 1753 Joseph Danvers 1st Baronet D'Anvers 1686-1753 (66) died. He was buried in a tomb built half inside the graveyard and half outside on Danvers' estate to allow his favourite dog to be buried with him (the dog being buried on unconsecrated ground) at St Leonard's Church Swithland Charnwood. His son John Danvers 2nd Baronet D'Anvers 1722-1796 (31) succeeded 2nd Baronet D'Anvers of Culworth in Northamptonshire.

Coningsby, Leicestershire

On 16 Nov 1311 Robert Boys -1311 died at Coningsby.

On 22 Dec 1944 Flight Lieutenant Charles Summerscales DFC 1926-1944 (18) was killed when his Lancaster PB533 crashed after having been diverted to Metheringham from Coningsby due to poor visibilty.

Corston, Leicestershire

On 21 Jan 1352 John Berkeley 1352-1428 was born to Thomas Rich Berkeley 8th Baron Berkeley 1296-1361 (56) and Katherine Clivedon Baroness Berkeley 1310-1385 (42) at Corston.

Cossington, Leicestershire

The River Wreake aka Eye rises near Stapleford although the land is so low lying there are many tributaries that may form the River Eye and it may rise at Waltham on the Wolds. It flows through Melton Mowbray after which its name changes from the River Eye to the River Wreake. Thereafter it flows past Asfordby, Hoby, Rotherby, Thrussington, Ratcliffe on the Wreake to Cossington where it joins the River Soar.

Cotgrave, Leicestershire

Fosse Way Cotgrave, Leicestershire

Fosse Way 5f Leicester to Lincoln. Leaving Ratae Corieltavorum aka Leicester the Fosse way continues north-west through Thurmaston, past Syston, where it makes a slight change in direction, through Six Hills where Roman road (RM58) forks off north east to Grantham. Then passing Vernementum aka Willoughby-on-the-Wolds the Fosse Way make another minor change in alignment at Cotgrave before continuing through Margidunum, Ad Pontem aka East Stoke. Ad Pontem refers to it being close to the River Trent. The road continues through Newark on Trent then Crococalana Roman Settlement near present day Brough. At Bracebridge the Fosse Way meets Ermine Street before continuing into Lindum Colonia aka Lincoln.

Croxton Kerrial, Leicestershire

Croxton Abbey, Croxton Kerrial, Leicestershire

On 25 Oct 1338 Elizabeth Segrave 5th Baroness Segrave Baroness Mowbray 1338-1368 was born to John Segrave 4th Baron Segrave 1315-1353 (23) and Margaret Plantagenet 2nd Countess Norfolk -1399 at Croxton Abbey. She a great granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307.

Dalby, Leicestershire

Around 1512 Andrew Noel 1512-1563 was born to James Noel 1482-1546 (30) at Dalby.

In 1515 Elizabeth Hopton 1515-1564 was born to John Hopton 1470- (45) in Dalby.

Around 1558 Andrew Noel 1558-1607 was born to Andrew Noel 1512-1563 (46) and Elizabeth Hopton 1515-1564 (43) at Dalby.

On 31 Jan 1563 Andrew Noel 1512-1563 (51) died at Dalby.

Drayton, Leicestershire

In 1422 Henry Hudlestone of Coupland 1422-1489 was born to John Hudlestone in Drayton.

Edmunthorpe, Leicestershire

St Michael and All Angels Church, Edmondthorpe, Edmunthorpe, Leicestershire

St Michael and All Angels Church, Edmondthorpe. There are monuments to members of the Smith family who lived in nearly Edmondthorpe Hall.[4] The largest of these, dated 1655, is to Sir Roger Smith, his two wives, his son and his grandson. It is constructed in three tiers, and is made in marble, slate and alabaster. There is a baroque monument in marble and slate to Sir Edward Smith, who died in 1707, a classical marble monument to Olivia Smith dated 1710, a rococo monument in different coloured marbles to Edward Smith, who died in 1762, and a classical marble tablet to Margaret Smith dated 1780.

In 1655 Roger Smith 1571-1655 (84) died. He was buried at St Michael and All Angels Church, Edmondthorpe. Probate: The will of the reverend James Alexander Barnes late of Gilling in the County of York clerk rector of Gilling aforesaid deceased who died 14 August 1869 at Henley in Arden in the County of Warwick was proved at York by the oaths of Lavinia Barnes of Gilling aforesaid widow and Charles Gregory Fairfax of Gilling Castle Gilling aforesaid esquire the surviving executors. Effects under 9000 pounds.

Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire

In Feb 1446 John Purefoy 1446-1511 was born to John Purefoy I 1398- (48) at Fenny Drayton.

In 1472 Thomas Purefoy 1472-1542 was born to John Purefoy 1446-1511 (25) at Fenny Drayton.

Around 1496 Michael Purefoy 1496-1570 was born to Thomas Purefoy 1472-1542 (24) and Margaret Fitzherbert 1474- (22) at Fenny Drayton.

Frolesworth, Leicestershire

Frolesworth Church Frolesworth, Leicestershire

On 01 Oct 1697 Richard Hastings 1645-1714 (52) and Sarah Sleath were married at Frolesworth Church Frolesworth.

Gaddesby, Leicestershire

Gopsall, Leicestershire

Gopsall Hall, Leicestershire

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824 1915 Chapter V: Country House Visits. When we left Bretby, we posted to Lord Howe's at Gopsall, twenty miles away, where we found another large party. Lord Howe (47) had married Lord Cardigan's (46) sister, and his three daughters were named, not after his or her relatives, but after three of his former loves; Lady Georgina Fane (42), Queen Adelaide (51), and Emily Bagot. A propos of Lord Howe's (47) affection for the Queen Dowager (51), the story goes that when some malicious scandal-mongers circulated a rumour that she had had a child by him, everybody exclaimed, " Lord ! How(e) can it be? ".

1841 Francis Grant Painter 1803-1878. Portrait of James Brudenell 7th Earl Cardigan 1797-1868. Around 1836. Margaret Sarah Carpenter 1793-1872. Portrait of Harriet Georgiana Brudenell Countess Howe -1836.

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824 1915 Chapter V: Country House Visits. Lady Victoria Talbot (12), who was staying at Gopsall, was very much in love with Lord Anson (48), and was always trying to make a sketch of him. I got tired of seeing impressions of the Anson profile, full face, three-quarter face, lying about as thick as leaves in Vallambrosa; but Lady Victoria (12) went on blissfully sketching, until one morning her mother (36) discovered the work of the love-smitten amateur artist. " Who did these .'^ " she demanded, thinking somebody was Anson mad. Lady Victoria (12) apparently dreaded confession, for the Countess (36) seemed by her manner to consider sketching young men rather a fast proceeding. Lady Victoria cast an appealing glance at me — "Miss de Horsey did them, mamma!" I accepted the lie, and after that the Anson sketching mania died a natural death.

Groby, Leicestershire

Around 1240 William Ferrers 1240-1287 was born to William Ferrers 5th Earl Derby 1193-1254 (47) and Margaret Quincy Countess Derby at Groby.

On 20 Dec 1287 William Ferrers 1240-1287 (47) died at Groby.

In 1329 Ralph Ferrers 1329-1392 was born to Henry Ferrers 2nd Baron Ferrers Groby 1303-1343 (26) and Isabel Verdun Baroness Ferrers Groby 1316-1349 (12) at Groby. He a great x 2 grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307.

On 25 Jul 1349 Isabel Verdun Baroness Ferrers Groby 1316-1349 (33) died at Groby.

In 1512 Katherine Grey 1512-1542 was born to Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset 1477-1530 (34) and Margaret Wotton Marchioness Dorset 1487-1535 (25) at Groby.

In 1520 Anne Grey 1520-1548 was born to Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset 1477-1530 (42) and Margaret Wotton Marchioness Dorset 1487-1535 (33) at Groby.

Harby, Leicestershire

Church of St Mary the Virgin Harby, Leicestershire

On 29 May 1839 William Beauclerk 9th Duke St Albans 1801-1849 (38) and Elizabeth Catherine Gubbins Duchess St Albans 1818-1893 (21) were married at Church of St Mary the Virgin Harby. He a great x 3 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. She by marriage Duchess St Albans. William Beauclerk 9th Duke St Albans 1801-1849 (38) donated a new clock, a bible, a prayer book, and £30 with the rector to be invested for the poor.

Hoby, Leicestershire

The River Wreake aka Eye rises near Stapleford although the land is so low lying there are many tributaries that may form the River Eye and it may rise at Waltham on the Wolds. It flows through Melton Mowbray after which its name changes from the River Eye to the River Wreake. Thereafter it flows past Asfordby, Hoby, Rotherby, Thrussington, Ratcliffe on the Wreake to Cossington where it joins the River Soar.

Horninghold, Leicestershire

John Evelyn's Diary 04 August 1654. 04 Aug 1654. Hence, riding through a considerable part of Leicestershire, an open, rich, but unpleasant country, we came late in the evening to Horninghold, a seat of my wife's (19) uncle.

John Evelyn's Diary 20 August 1654. 20 Aug 1654. From hence we had a most pleasant ride over a large heath open like Salisbury Plain, to Grantham, a pretty town, so well situated on the side of a bottom which is large and at a distance environed with ascending grounds, that for pleasure I consider it comparable to most inland places of England; famous is the steeple for the exceeding height of the shaft, which is of stone.

About eighteen miles south, we pass by a noble seat, and see Boston at a distance. Here, we came to a parish of which the parson had tithe ale.

Thence through Rutland, we brought night to Horninghold, from whence I set out on this excursion.

A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5 Gartree Hundred: Horninghold. Horninghold lies seven miles north-east of Market Harborough and four miles south-west of Uppingham. The parish, which is 1,217 a. in area, extends over the Middle Lias clays which underlie the hills on the borders of Rutland. The soil is chiefly clay and largely devoted to pasture. The road from Hallaton to Uppingham, on which the village stands, crosses the parish from west to east; it is joined at the east end of the village by a road from Great Easton. There are two field tracks, one to Blaston, and one which crosses the road from Hallaton to Allexton and continues to Keythorpe.

Before the Conquest Horninghold was one of a group of estates apparently held by four thegns, Osulf, Osmund, Roulf, and Levrick. In 1086 the vill was said to be held by Robert de Todeni, lord of Belvoir, though it may have been given before this date to Robert's priory of Belvoir, which had been founded in 1076. At the beginning of the 12th century it was farmed by William D'Aubigny. Horninghold formed part of the original endowment of the priory and remained in its possession until the Dissolution. It was confirmed to the priory at various times during the Middle Ages.

At the Dissolution the manor passed to the Crown, and in 1545 Henry VIII licensed Edward Elrington and Humphrey Metcalfe, to whom he had previously sold it, to alienate the manor and the rest of the former priory's property in the parish to John Beaumont and Henry Alycock. There was a lease of the manor outstanding for 41 years from 1531 which had been made by Belvoir Priory to Anthony Bewell, the priory's bailiff. On Beaumont's forfeiture the manor once more passed to the Crown, and in 1553 it was purchased for £566 by Edward Griffin, the Attorney-General, whose family owned the nearby manor of Gumley. In 1590 William Turpin of Knaptoft -1617, whose father had owned land in Horninghold, purchased the manor from Edward Griffin's heir. Turpin was knighted in 1603 and died in 1617; his widow held the manor until her death about the end of 1633, and was succeeded by her daughter Elizabeth, who married Sir John Pretyman of Loddington (64).

The estate was settled upon their eldest son John and his wife Margaret on their marriage in 1649. John Pretyman died in 1658 leaving his widow as owner of the estate, which she brought to her second husband Sir John Heath, the second son of Sir Robert Heath of Brasted Place (Kent) and M.P. for Clitheroe (Lancs.) from 1661 to 1679. She died in 1676 and the available evidence suggests that Horninghold manor did not descend to her daughter and heir. It appears to have been sold by Heath to Sir Edward Hungerford (43), who was in possession by 1676 and presented to the living. Thereafter the manorial descent is lost. Sir Edward Hungerford died in 1711, but it is by no means certain that he could or would have retained the manor of Horninghold for more than a few years, for his extravagance was notorious and he is said to have disposed of more than thirty manors during his lifetime.

1536 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of King Henry VIII of England and Ireland 1491-1547. 1540 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Miniature portrait of King Henry VIII of England and Ireland 1491-1547. Around 1525 Unknown Painter. Netherlands. Portrait of King Henry VIII of England and Ireland 1491-1547.

Humberstone, Leicestershire

On 15 Dec 1650 Mabel Hastings 1650- was born to Henry Hastings 1605-1654 (45) and Jane Goodall at Humberstone.

Hungarton

Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire

Ibstock, Leicestershire

In 1836 Spencer Madan 1758-1836 (78) died at Ibstock.

Kirkby, Leicestershire

Around 1340 Ralph Hastings 1340-1398 was born to Ralph Hastings 1291-1346 (49) and Margaret Herle at Kirkby.

Around 1396 Leonard Hastings 1396-1455 was born to Ralph Hastings 1340-1398 (56) and Maud Sutton 1356-1400 (40) at Kirkby.

On 20 Oct 1455 Leonard Hastings 1396-1455 (59) died at Kirkby.

Kirkby Bellars, Leicestershire

On 26 Dec 1357 William Deincourt 2nd Baron Deincourt 1357-1381 was born to William Deincourt 1st Baron Deincourt 1301-1364 (56) at Kirkby Bellars.

Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire

Around 1344 Thomasina Zouche 1315-1344 (29) died at Kirkby Mallory.

Around 1470 Hugh Pakenham 1470-1512 was born to John Pakenham 1433-1485 (37) at Kirkby Mallory.

Around 1581 William Noel 1581-1641 was born to John Noel 1540- (41) at Kirkby Mallory.

On 02 Jan 1815 George "Lord Byron" 6th Baron Byron Poet 1788-1824 (26) and Anne Isabella Noel Baroness Byron 15th Baroness Despencer 11th Baroness Wentworth 1792-1860 (22) were married at Kirkby Mallory. She by marriage Baroness Byron of Rochdale in Lancashire. The service was conducted by her cousin Thomas Noel 1774-1853 (41) who was Rector of Kirkby Mallory.

Between 1807 and 1809. George Sanders 1774-1846. Portrait of George 1837. Henry Pierce Bone Painter 1779-1855. Portrait of George 1814. Thomas Phillips 1770-1845. Portrait of George

On 27 Apr 1835 John Russell 1796-1835 (38) died at Kirkby Mallory.

Before 1853 Thomas Noel 1774-1853 was appointed Rector of Kirkby Mallory.

Kirkby Muxloe, Leicestershire

Kirkby Muxloe Castle Kirkby Muxloe, Leicestershire

In 1423 Anne Hastings 1423-1472 was born to Leonard Hastings 1396-1455 (27) and Alice Camoys at Kirkby Muxloe Castle Kirkby Muxloe.

On 26 Nov 1466 Edward Hastings 2nd Baron Hastings Baron Botreaux 1466-1506 was born to William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (35) and Katherine Neville Baroness Bonville Baroness Hastings 1442-1503 (24) at Kirkby Muxloe Castle Kirkby Muxloe. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III England.

Leicester

Market Bosworth, Leicestershire

On 02 Apr 1258 Richard Harcourt 1203-1258 (55) died at Market Bosworth.

Market Harborough, Leicestershire

On 18 Dec 1624 John Hull 1624-1683 was born at Market Harborough.

A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5 Gartree Hundred: Horninghold. Horninghold lies seven miles north-east of Market Harborough and four miles south-west of Uppingham. The parish, which is 1,217 a. in area, extends over the Middle Lias clays which underlie the hills on the borders of Rutland. The soil is chiefly clay and largely devoted to pasture. The road from Hallaton to Uppingham, on which the village stands, crosses the parish from west to east; it is joined at the east end of the village by a road from Great Easton. There are two field tracks, one to Blaston, and one which crosses the road from Hallaton to Allexton and continues to Keythorpe.

Before the Conquest Horninghold was one of a group of estates apparently held by four thegns, Osulf, Osmund, Roulf, and Levrick. In 1086 the vill was said to be held by Robert de Todeni, lord of Belvoir, though it may have been given before this date to Robert's priory of Belvoir, which had been founded in 1076. At the beginning of the 12th century it was farmed by William D'Aubigny. Horninghold formed part of the original endowment of the priory and remained in its possession until the Dissolution. It was confirmed to the priory at various times during the Middle Ages.

At the Dissolution the manor passed to the Crown, and in 1545 Henry VIII licensed Edward Elrington and Humphrey Metcalfe, to whom he had previously sold it, to alienate the manor and the rest of the former priory's property in the parish to John Beaumont and Henry Alycock. There was a lease of the manor outstanding for 41 years from 1531 which had been made by Belvoir Priory to Anthony Bewell, the priory's bailiff. On Beaumont's forfeiture the manor once more passed to the Crown, and in 1553 it was purchased for £566 by Edward Griffin, the Attorney-General, whose family owned the nearby manor of Gumley. In 1590 William Turpin of Knaptoft -1617, whose father had owned land in Horninghold, purchased the manor from Edward Griffin's heir. Turpin was knighted in 1603 and died in 1617; his widow held the manor until her death about the end of 1633, and was succeeded by her daughter Elizabeth, who married Sir John Pretyman of Loddington (64).

The estate was settled upon their eldest son John and his wife Margaret on their marriage in 1649. John Pretyman died in 1658 leaving his widow as owner of the estate, which she brought to her second husband Sir John Heath, the second son of Sir Robert Heath of Brasted Place (Kent) and M.P. for Clitheroe (Lancs.) from 1661 to 1679. She died in 1676 and the available evidence suggests that Horninghold manor did not descend to her daughter and heir. It appears to have been sold by Heath to Sir Edward Hungerford (43), who was in possession by 1676 and presented to the living. Thereafter the manorial descent is lost. Sir Edward Hungerford died in 1711, but it is by no means certain that he could or would have retained the manor of Horninghold for more than a few years, for his extravagance was notorious and he is said to have disposed of more than thirty manors during his lifetime.

1536 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of King Henry VIII of England and Ireland 1491-1547. 1540 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Miniature portrait of King Henry VIII of England and Ireland 1491-1547. Around 1525 Unknown Painter. Netherlands. Portrait of King Henry VIII of England and Ireland 1491-1547.

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

In 1437 Isabel Clifford 1363-1437 (74) died at Melton Mowbray.

Before 10 Jan 1815 Frederick John Norman 1815-1888 was born to Richard Norman and Elizabeth Isabella Manners -1853. On 10 Jan 1815 Frederick John Norman 1815-1888 was baptised at Melton Mowbray.

The River Wreake aka Eye rises near Stapleford although the land is so low lying there are many tributaries that may form the River Eye and it may rise at Waltham on the Wolds. It flows through Melton Mowbray after which its name changes from the River Eye to the River Wreake. Thereafter it flows past Asfordby, Hoby, Rotherby, Thrussington, Ratcliffe on the Wreake to Cossington where it joins the River Soar.

Egerton Lodge Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824 1915 Chapter V: Country House Visits. I remember an amusing incident that happened when I was staying with Lord (44) and Lady Wilton (43) at Egerton Lodge Melton Mowbray. Lord Wilton was a very handsome, fascinating man, and his numerous love affairs had gained for him the title of the " The Wicked Earl", in fact, many of the country people never called him anything else.

One Sunday Lady Wilton (43) and I went to church unaccompanied by Lord Wilton (44), who, whatever his failings might be, was usually most strict in his religious observances. Melton Church was then a very old-fashioned edifice, with high pews; and the clerk, who sat directly underneath the vicar's seat, was considered quite an important factor in the services.

I saw the clerk look at us as we entered the church, and he evidently noticed Lord Wilton's absence, but I was not prepared for what followed. The vicar duly commenced, "When the wicked ", but he was stopped by the clerk, who turned to him, and looking across at Lord Wilton's vacant seat said in a loud voice, "Please, sir, his Lordship's not come yet!".

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824 1915 Chapter V: Country House Visits. The old Duchess of Cambridge (46) was one of the house-party at Egerton Lodge, and she very good-naturedly offered to take care of me on my journey to London, as we were both leaving the same clay. We travelled together, and directly the train started, the Duchess opened a large reticule and took out a German sausage which she devoured with great relish, cutting slices off it with a silver knife, with which she transferred them to her mouth.

1839. John Lindsay Lucas 1807-1874. Portrait of Princess Augusta Hesse Kassel Duchess Cambridge 1797-1889. 1818. William Beechey 1753-1839. Portrait of Princess Augusta Hesse Kassel Duchess Cambridge 1797-1889.

St Mary's Church Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824 1915 Chapter V: Country House Visits. I remember an amusing incident that happened when I was staying with Lord (44) and Lady Wilton (43) at Egerton Lodge Melton Mowbray. Lord Wilton was a very handsome, fascinating man, and his numerous love affairs had gained for him the title of the " The Wicked Earl", in fact, many of the country people never called him anything else.

One Sunday Lady Wilton (43) and I went to church unaccompanied by Lord Wilton (44), who, whatever his failings might be, was usually most strict in his religious observances. Melton Church was then a very old-fashioned edifice, with high pews; and the clerk, who sat directly underneath the vicar's seat, was considered quite an important factor in the services.

I saw the clerk look at us as we entered the church, and he evidently noticed Lord Wilton's absence, but I was not prepared for what followed. The vicar duly commenced, "When the wicked ", but he was stopped by the clerk, who turned to him, and looking across at Lord Wilton's vacant seat said in a loud voice, "Please, sir, his Lordship's not come yet!".

Muxloe, Leicestershire

On 20 Aug 1616 Walter Hastings 1544-1616 (72) died in Muxloe.

Nailton, Leicestershire

In 1343 Thomas Astley 1343-1383 was born to Thomas Astley 3rd Baron Astley 1308-1366 (35) and Elizabeth Beauchamp Baroness Astley 1316-1359 (27) in Nailton.

Newbold Verdon, Leicestershire

On 12 Oct 1363 Margaret Verdun Baroness Hussey 1310-1363 (53) died at Newbold Verdon.

On 03 Jul 1383 John Crophull 1305-1383 (78) died at Newbold Verdon.

Noseley Hall, Leicestershire

Around 1668 Robert Haselrigge 6th Baronet 1668-1721 was born to Robert Haselrigge 5th Baronet 1640-1713 (28) and Bridget Rolle -1697 at Noseley Hall..

Oakley Parsonage, Leicestershire

In 1618 William Montagu 1618-1706 was born to Edward Montagu 1st Baron Montagu 1563-1644 (55) and Frances Cotton 1578-1620 (40) at Oakley Parsonage.

In 1616 Robert

Uffington, Leicestershire

On 06 May 1236 William D'Aubigny 1151-1236 (85) died at Uffington. His remains were buried at Newstead Abbey with his heart being buried at Belvoir Priory.

Peckleton, Leicestershire

Around 1337 Joan Zouche 1300-1337 (37) died at Peckleton.

Pickwell, Leicestershire

On 30 Dec 1637 William Cave Churchman 1637-1713 was born to John Cave 1590-1657 (47) at Pickwell.

Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicestershire

The River Wreake aka Eye rises near Stapleford although the land is so low lying there are many tributaries that may form the River Eye and it may rise at Waltham on the Wolds. It flows through Melton Mowbray after which its name changes from the River Eye to the River Wreake. Thereafter it flows past Asfordby, Hoby, Rotherby, Thrussington, Ratcliffe on the Wreake to Cossington where it joins the River Soar.

Redmile, Leicestershire

In 1800 Bishop Bowyer Sparke 1759-1836 (40) was appointed Rector of Redmile by John Henry Manners 5th Duke Rutland 1778-1857 (22), his former pupil.

Rotherby, Leicestershire

The River Wreake aka Eye rises near Stapleford although the land is so low lying there are many tributaries that may form the River Eye and it may rise at Waltham on the Wolds. It flows through Melton Mowbray after which its name changes from the River Eye to the River Wreake. Thereafter it flows past Asfordby, Hoby, Rotherby, Thrussington, Ratcliffe on the Wreake to Cossington where it joins the River Soar.

All Saints Church Rotherby, Leicestershire

On 30 Sep 1798 Edwyn Burnaby 1798-1867 was baptised at All Saints Church Rotherby.

Sapcote, Leicestershire

On 01 Jul 1631 Nicholas Tufton 1st Earl Isle Thanet 1578-1631 (53) died at Sapcote. His son John Tufton 2nd Earl Isle Thanet 1608-1664 (22) succeeded 2nd Earl Isle Thanet, 2nd Baron Tufton. Margaret Sackville Countess Isle Thanet 1614-1676 (16) by marriage Countess Isle Thanet.

Fosse Way River Soar Bridge, Sapcote, Leicestershire

Fosse Way 5e High Cross to Leicester. From Venonae aka High Cross the Fosse Way continues north-west over the River Soar near to Sapcote__Leicestershire then continues to Ratae Corieltavorum aka Leicester.

Saxelby, Leicestershire

In 1450 Robert Brokesby 1450-1531 was born at Saxelby.

On 28 Mar 1531 Robert Brokesby 1450-1531 (81) died at Saxelby.

Scalford, Leicestershire

In 1800 Bishop Bowyer Sparke 1759-1836 (40) was appointed Rector of Scalford by John Henry Manners 5th Duke Rutland 1778-1857 (22), his former pupil.

Seagrave, Leicestershire

In 1285 Stephen Segrave 3rd Baron Segrave 1285-1325 was born to John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave 1256-1325 (29) and Christiana Plessey Baroness Segrave at Seagrave.

In 1296 Hugh Segrave Lord Treasurer 1296-1387 was born to John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave 1256-1325 (40) at Seagrave.

Gilbert Segrave was born at Seagrave.

Shoby, Leicestershire

Around 1531 Alice Shirley 1466-1531 (65) died at Shoby.

Six Hills, Leicestershire

Fosse Way 5f Leicester to Lincoln. Leaving Ratae Corieltavorum aka Leicester the Fosse way continues north-west through Thurmaston, past Syston, where it makes a slight change in direction, through Six Hills where Roman road (RM58) forks off north east to Grantham. Then passing Vernementum aka Willoughby-on-the-Wolds the Fosse Way make another minor change in alignment at Cotgrave before continuing through Margidunum, Ad Pontem aka East Stoke. Ad Pontem refers to it being close to the River Trent. The road continues through Newark on Trent then Crococalana Roman Settlement near present day Brough. At Bracebridge the Fosse Way meets Ermine Street before continuing into Lindum Colonia aka Lincoln.

Stapleford, Leicestershire

On 01 Aug 1588 William Sherard 1st Baron Sherard 1588-1640 was born to Francis Sherard -1594 and Anne Moore at Stapleford.

The River Wreake aka Eye rises near Stapleford although the land is so low lying there are many tributaries that may form the River Eye and it may rise at Waltham on the Wolds. It flows through Melton Mowbray after which its name changes from the River Eye to the River Wreake. Thereafter it flows past Asfordby, Hoby, Rotherby, Thrussington, Ratcliffe on the Wreake to Cossington where it joins the River Soar.

Staunton Harold

Stonton, Leicestershire

Stonton Wyville, Leicestershire

A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5 Gartree Hundred: Stonton Wyville. In 1086 STONTON WYVILLE formed part of the extensive estates of Hugh de Grentemesnil (54). About 1130 Richard Basset held it, probably as an under-tenant of the Earl of Leicester to whose descendants it later passed, ultimately becoming part of the Duchy of Lancaster. Ralph Basset seems to have made claim to Stonton in 1252, but nothing further is known of the Bassets' tenancy.

A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5 Gartree Hundred: Stonton Wyville. In 1086 the Countess Judith (32) owned land in Stonton, held by an under-tenant named Osbern. Nothing further is known of this estate, which may have been wrongly attributed to Stonton Wyville.

A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5 Gartree Hundred: Stonton Wyville. The under-tenant in 1086 was another Hugh, founder of the family of Widville or Wyville from which the village took its name. His descendants held the manor until 1494 when the last William Wyville died, leaving a widow Margaret and the manor of Stonton in the hands of trustees. William's heir was his niece Katherine Warde, a child of eleven, who married Thomas Entwistle, the son of one of her uncle's trustees. The manor was leased from Thomas and Katherine by Sir Robert Brudenell, who married William Wyville's widow very shortly after her first husband's death, and in 1499 he purchased its reversion from them. The Brudenells did not obtain full possession of the manor until 1533, after Sir Robert's death. It descended in the Brudenell family, and was usually leased to a younger branch until the early 18th century. A lease for 61 years was made in 1582 and in 1635 the manor-house and demesne were leased, each time to Edmund Brudenell. In 1957 the owner was Mr. George Brudenell of Deene (Northants.).

A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5 Gartree Hundred: Stonton Wyville. Recognition of Stonton Wyville as the oldest of the Brudenell estates was made in 1628 when Thomas Brudenell was created Baron Brudenell of Stonton. An attempt to re-name the village Stonton Brudenell was made in the 17th century, and this name was used as late as the 19th, although it was never common.

Stourton, Leicestershire

Stourton Church Stourton, Leicestershire

In Nov 1558 Geoffrey Pole 1501-1558 (57) died. He was buried at Stourton Church Stourton.

Syston, Leicestershire

Fosse Way Syston, Leicestershire

Fosse Way 5f Leicester to Lincoln. Leaving Ratae Corieltavorum aka Leicester the Fosse way continues north-west through Thurmaston, past Syston, where it makes a slight change in direction, through Six Hills where Roman road (RM58) forks off north east to Grantham. Then passing Vernementum aka Willoughby-on-the-Wolds the Fosse Way make another minor change in alignment at Cotgrave before continuing through Margidunum, Ad Pontem aka East Stoke. Ad Pontem refers to it being close to the River Trent. The road continues through Newark on Trent then Crococalana Roman Settlement near present day Brough. At Bracebridge the Fosse Way meets Ermine Street before continuing into Lindum Colonia aka Lincoln.

Theddingworth, Leicestershire

Thorpe Arnold, Leicestershire

Robert Boys -1311 was born at Thorpe Arnold.

Thrussington, Leicestershire

The River Wreake aka Eye rises near Stapleford although the land is so low lying there are many tributaries that may form the River Eye and it may rise at Waltham on the Wolds. It flows through Melton Mowbray after which its name changes from the River Eye to the River Wreake. Thereafter it flows past Asfordby, Hoby, Rotherby, Thrussington, Ratcliffe on the Wreake to Cossington where it joins the River Soar.

Thurmaston, Leicestershire

Fosse Way 5f Leicester to Lincoln. Leaving Ratae Corieltavorum aka Leicester the Fosse way continues north-west through Thurmaston, past Syston, where it makes a slight change in direction, through Six Hills where Roman road (RM58) forks off north east to Grantham. Then passing Vernementum aka Willoughby-on-the-Wolds the Fosse Way make another minor change in alignment at Cotgrave before continuing through Margidunum, Ad Pontem aka East Stoke. Ad Pontem refers to it being close to the River Trent. The road continues through Newark on Trent then Crococalana Roman Settlement near present day Brough. At Bracebridge the Fosse Way meets Ermine Street before continuing into Lindum Colonia aka Lincoln.

Waltham on the Wolds, Leicestershire

In 1789 Bishop Bowyer Sparke 1759-1836 (29) was appointed Rector of Waltham on the Wolds by John Henry Manners 5th Duke Rutland 1778-1857 (11), his former pupil.

The River Wreake aka Eye rises near Stapleford although the land is so low lying there are many tributaries that may form the River Eye and it may rise at Waltham on the Wolds. It flows through Melton Mowbray after which its name changes from the River Eye to the River Wreake. Thereafter it flows past Asfordby, Hoby, Rotherby, Thrussington, Ratcliffe on the Wreake to Cossington where it joins the River Soar.

Weekley, Leicestershire

On 11 Jul 1616 Edward Montagu 2nd Baron Montagu 1616-1684 was born to Edward Montagu 1st Baron Montagu 1563-1644 (53) and Frances Cotton 1578-1620 (38) at Weekley.

In 1616 Robert

In 1706 William Montagu 1618-1706 (88) died at Weekley.

Welham, Leicestershire

Wymondham, Leicestershire

In 1361 John Berkeley 1361-1413 was born to John Berkeley 1335-1374 (26) and Elizabeth Unknown 1337-1400 at Wymondham.

Around 1387 Lawrence Berkeley 1387-1458 was born to John Berkeley 1361-1413 (26) and Isabel Clifford 1363-1437 (24) at Wymondham.

In 1413 Thomas Berkeley 1413-1488 was born to Lawrence Berkeley 1387-1458 (26) and Joan Woodford at Wymondham.

In May 1488 Thomas Berkeley 1413-1488 (75) died at Wymondham.

On 02 Apr 1522 Maurice Berkeley 1440-1522 (82) died at Wymondham.