The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

Entries: 46457    Updated: 2015-06-11 05:23:07 UTC (Thu)    Owner: Jim Weber

Index | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Download GEDCOM

  • ID: I17096
  • Name: Penelope DARCY , Heiress of Hengrave 1
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1593 in St Osyth's, Sussex, England
  • Death: BEF 2 JUL 1661 in Hengrave Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England
  • Note:
    Castles of Great Britain
    Hengrave Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, England

    It was on Penelope, the third daughter that her mother, in 1643, settled Hengrave and her Suffolk property. She lived there when Cromwell's soldier's searched the house, and wrote an account of that event to her mother. It is said that Sir George Trenchard, Sir John Gage and Sir William Hervey each solicited the Lady Penelope in marriage at the same time. The gentleman first favoured was Sir George Trenchard; he died shortly afterwards without issue and she married Sir John Gage of Firle in Sussex. He died in 1633 but by him she had 9 children. In 1642 she married Sir William Hervey of Ickworth. Penelope settled Hengrave on the third son, Edward gage, who was created a Baronet by Charles II in 1662 in consideration of the services rendered to the Crown by his cousin. This remarkable soldier rose to the rank of General during the Civil War in spite of his religion. He became Governor of Oxford under Charles I and was shot during an engagement at Cullum Bridge.

    For nine generation Hengrave remained in the possession of the Gages.

    During the French Revolution the Gages who settled at Coldham, lent Hengrave to the Canonesses of St. Augustine, from Bruges, as several of their family had joined the order. They found the hall unfurnished on their arrival in 1794, but local people helped to bring furniture and fresh water. The nuns, who came penniless, continued to receive the donations from people of all denominations. They did work for their living and re-opened their school from Bruges. The Canonesses voted to return to Bruges after the Peace of Amiens in 1802.

    With the death of Henrietta Mary lady Gage, a Beauclark and the widow of the ninth and last baronet, in 1887, Hengrave passed to the Earl of Kenmare and was sold by him to Mr. Lysaght in 1894, on whose death Sir John Wood acquired it. He restored the House to much of its ancient beauty by renovating the banqueting hall, chapel, great gallery and summer parlour. He also built the annexe to replace the wing that had been demolished in 1775. The annexe served as a hospital during the 1914-18 war.

    [Castles of Great Britain, website, on Hengrave Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, England]




    Father: Thomas 3rd Baron DARCY , of Chiche, Earl Rivers b: 5 JUL 1565 in Hornby Castle, Yorkshire, England
    Mother: Mary KYTSON , Heiress of Hengrave b: 1566 in Hengrave Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England

    Marriage 1 George TRENCHARD , of Charminster, Sir b: 20 SEP 1575 in Charminster, Dorset, England
    • Married: in 1st husband 1

    Marriage 2 John VI 1st Baronet GAGE , of Firle, Sir b: 1570 in Firle, Sussex, England
    • Married: ABT 28 JUN 1611 in 2nd husband 1st wife 1

    Marriage 3 William HERVEY , of Ickworth, Sir b: ABT 1587 in Ickworth, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England
    • Married: 1642 in 3rd husband 2nd wife 2

    Sources:
    1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 1108
    2. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 1108, 370
  • We want to hear from you! Take our WorldConnect survey

    Index | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Download GEDCOM

    Printer Friendly Version Printer Friendly Version Search Ancestry Search Ancestry Search WorldConnect Search WorldConnect Join Ancestry.com Today! Join Ancestry.com Today!

    WorldConnect Home | WorldConnect Global Search | WorldConnect Help
    We want to hear from you! Take our WorldConnect survey

    RootsWeb.com is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.