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Frances Bourke [Devereux] [Sydney] [Walsingham], daughter of Sir Francis Walsingham and Ursula Walsingham [St. Barbe]
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Date
Type
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Source
 
c 1568
Born
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1572 to 1636
History
At Somerhill [a.k.a. South Frith, Yardley Court]
Hasted's Kent
 

This forest or chase, manor, &c. were granted by queen Elizabeth, in her 14th year, to one of her chief favorites, Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, for a term of years, at the expiration of which she granted the fee of them to Frances, widow of Robert Devereux, earl of Essex, who was the sole daughter and heir of that great stateman, Sir Francis Walsingham, and had first married Sir Philip Sydney; the countess of Essex, afterwards re-married Richard Burgh, earl of Clanrickard, and it is no wonder this lady married him when Smollet says he was a very handsome gallant young nobleman, and very like the late earl of Essex; insomuch, that the queen, then far advanced in years, made some advances to him, which he declined. He became by this marriage possessed of this estate, and built a noble mansion at a very large expence, on a pleasant eminence on the northern part of it, which he did not finish till the latter end of king James I.'s reign, and gave it the name of SOMERHILL. In the 22d year of that reign he was created baron of Somerhill, viscount Tunbridge; and in the 4th year of king Charles I. earl of St. Albans, at which time he had likewise other Irish honors conferred on him, as baron of Imaudy, in Conaught, and viscount of Galloway, bearing for his arms, Or, a cross gules, in the dexter canton, a lion rampant sable. He resided much at Somerhill, and dying in 1636 was buried in Tunbridge church.

 
19th September 1583
Married
Sir Philip Sydney
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31st January 1584
Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth in the Parish of Penshurst, Kent
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1590
Married
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex
The Sidneys of Penshurst
 
22nd January 1591
Birth of a son
Robert
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c 1595
Birth of a daughter
Dorothy
 
 
20th September 1599
Birth of a daughter
Frances
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c 1603
Married
Richard Bourke, 4th Earl of Clanricarde
 
 
8th December 1604
Birth of a son
Ulrick at Athlone in the Country of Ireland
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1605 to 1612
Birth of a daughter
Honora de
 
 
1605 to 1612
Birth of a daughter
Mary
 
 
Feb 1631/32
Died
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17th Feb 1631/32
Buried
At St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
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Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Bourde, Bourke, Bourdillon individual records
Devereux individual records
Sidney, Sydney individual records
Walsingham, Walshingham individual records
The ancestral pedigree of Frances Bourke [Devereux] [Sydney] [Walsingham]
  
2nd marriageSir Francis Walsingham
m: 1566Ursula St. Barbe
2nd marriage
 b: 1530
d: 1590
  b: c 1530
d: 1602
 
  
  
 Frances Mary
 b: c 1568
d: Feb 1631/32
bur: 17th Feb 1631/32 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent
 b: c 1570
d: 1580
    
Parental
record
   
   
    
 Sir Philip Sydney
m: 19th Sep 1583Frances Walsingham
1st marriage
 b: 30th Nov 1554 Penshurst, Kent
d: 17th Oct 1586 Arnheim, Holland
bur: 16th Feb 1587 Old St. Paul's, London
  b: c 1568
d: Feb 1631/32
bur: 17th Feb 1631/32 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent
 
  
  
 Elizabeth 
 b: 31st Jan 1584 Penshurst, Kent
d: Aug 1612
 
   
Family
record
   
 Robert Devereux
2nd Earl of Essex
m: 1590Frances Sydney
2nd marriage
 b: 19th Nov 1566 Netherwood, Hertfordshire
d: 25th Feb 1601 Tower of London, London
  b: c 1568
d: Feb 1631/32
bur: 17th Feb 1631/32 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent
 
  
   
 Robert Dorothy Frances
 b: 22nd Jan 1591
d: 14th Sep 1646
 b: c 1595
d: 30th Mar 1636
 b: 20th Sep 1599
d: 23rd Nov 1679
    
   
 Richard Bourke
4th Earl of Clanricarde
m: c 1603Frances Devereux
3rd marriage
 b: c 1572
d: 12th Nov 1635
bur: After 12th Nov 1635 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent
  b: c 1568
d: Feb 1631/32
bur: 17th Feb 1631/32 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent
 
  
   
 Ulrick Honora de Mary
 b: 8th Dec 1604 Athlone, Ireland
d: 29th Apr 1658 Somerhill [a.k.a. South Frith, Yardley Court], Tonbridge, Kent
bur: After 29th Apr 1658 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent
 b: 1605 to 1612
d: 10th Mar 1661
 b: 1605 to 1612
     

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