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Sir George Villiers, of Brokesby (1550 – 4 January 1606) was a minor member of the English gentry, notable as the father of the royal favourite George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham. He was High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1591.
He was the son of William Villiers of Brokesby, Leicestershire.
Villiers's first wife was Audrey Saunders (died 1588), with whom he had five children:
- Frances Villiers
- Sir Edward (died 1626), father of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Viscounts Grandison - grandparents of Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland mistress of King Charles II of England - ancestors of Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden
- William (died 1629), later created a baronet - title became extinct in 1712
- Elizabeth (died 1654), married John Boteler, 1st Baron Boteler - peerage became extinct in 1657
- Anne Villiers (b. 1588), married Sir William Washington (1590-1648), brother of Rev. Lawrence Washington (ancestor of George Washington). Anne was the maternal grandmother of Admiral Legge and ancestor of the Earls of Dartmouth.
Villiers married secondly Mary Beaumont (later Countess of Buckingham) and they had four children:
- Hon. John (c. 1590–1657), later created Viscount Purbeck married to Frances daughter of Sir Edward Coke - the peerage expired at his death
- Hon. George (1592–1628), later created Duke of Buckingham, married Katherine Manners, (daughter of the 6th Earl of Rutland) - the Buckingham title became extinct in 1687
- Hon. Christopher (died 1630), later created Earl of Anglesey - earldom and barony became extinct on the death of his son, the second Earl, in 1661.
- Lady Susan (died 1651), married William Feilding, 1st Earl of Denbigh - parents-in-law to James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 George Villiers (of Brokesby), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).