Person:John St. John (1)

Sir John St. John, of Bletsoe
d.19 Dec 1558 England
m. Abt 1483
  1. Alice (Anne) Saint John1484 - 1552
  2. Margaret Saint JohnAbt 1486 -
  3. Elizabeth Saint JohnAbt 1488 -
  4. Sybil Saint JohnAbt 1490 -
  5. Alexander Saint JohnAbt 1494 -
  6. Sir John St. John, of BletsoeBef 1495 - 1558
  7. Catherine Saint JohnAbt 1496 -
m. Abt 1515
  1. Oliver St John, 1st Baron St John of BletsoBef 1522 - 1582
  2. Margaret St. John1533 - 1562
  3. John St. John - Abt 1560
  • HSir John St. John, of BletsoeBef 1495 - 1558
  • WAnne Neville
Facts and Events
Name[3] Sir John St. John, of Bletsoe
Alt Name John Saint John
Gender Male
Birth[2] Bef 1495 Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, England
Marriage Abt 1515 Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, EnglandSmallbridge
to Margaret Waldegrave
Marriage to Anne Neville
Will[2] 6 Apr 1558 England
Death[2] 19 Dec 1558 England
Probate[2] 27 Feb 1559 England

Research Notes

  • The Peerage and History of Parliament websites do not agree on the identity of his mother.
    • The Peerage says mother = Sibyl (?), d/o Morgan ap Jenkyns ap Philip.
    • The History of Parliament says mother = Sibyl, d/o Rhys ap Morgan
  1.   Sir John St. John, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.

    Sir John St. John was the son of Sir John St. John and Sibyl (?) [d/o Morgan ap Jenkyn].
    He married Margaret Waldegrave, daughter of Sir William Waldegrave.
    He died on 27 August 1562.
    He lived at Bletso, Bedfordshire, England.
    In 1640 granted by HENRY VIII the manor of Abbots Ripton, Hunts, which remained a St John possession till ?.
    [Note: Death date is wrong. It is the same death date as his dau Margaret.]

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 ST. JOHN, Sir John (by 1495-1558), in The History of Parliament.

    b. by 1495, 1st s. of Sir John St. John of Bletsoe by Sybil, da. of Rhys ap Morgan.
    m. (1) by 1521, Margaret, da. of Sir William Waldegrave of Smallbridge, Suff., 5s. inc. John and Oliver 4da.;
    m. (2) Anne, da. of Thomas Neville of Cotterstock, Northants., 1s. 4da. illegit. bef. m.
    suc. fa. 30 Mar. 1525.
    Kntd. Feb./Nov. 1526. ...

    ... [PCC 45 Welles; C142/120/12.] St. John made his will on 6 Apr. 1558. After commending his soul to God, he appointed as executors his second wife Anne, his sons Oliver and John, and a son-in-law Edmund Elmes, and as overseers his son-in-law Bedford, Henry 11th Lord Morley and John Zouche, the last perhaps the knight of the shire for Derbyshire at the time. From the profits of his manors of Fonmon and Penmark, spread over a period of 12 years, the executors were to pay sums of money totalling £372 to his children and grandchildren, to provide rings for his daughters, to give £27 to the parishes within two miles of Bletsoe and to give what was left over from £480 to his heir Oliver St. John. Two of his daughters were to receive goods and money worth altogether 400 marks, his son John was to have his gold chain, and his plate was to be shared equally between Anne and Oliver. St. John died on 19 Dec. 1558 and the will was proved on 27 Feb. 1559. The annual value of all his Bedfordshire property, excluding that settled on Oliver in 1543, was reckoned in his inquisition to be £226.

  3. Foster, Joseph. The royal lineage of our noble and gentle families, together with their paternal ancestry. (London, England: Hazell, Watson and Viney Limited, 1884).
  4.   Sir John, in Archaeologia Cambrensis - Third Series No. XXV January 1861
    p 16.

    [Note of Caution: contains some errors for this family.]