Name: Mary KYTSON , Heiress of Hengrave 1
ALIA: Mary /Kitson/, Heiress of Hengrave
Birth: 1566 in Hengrave Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Death: BEF 28 JUN 1644 in Trinity Church, Colchester, Essex, England 2
He [Thomas Darcy] married, shortly before 20 April 1583 (articles dated 16 April), Mary, daughter and heir of Sir Thomas KITSON, of Hengrave, Suffolk, by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas CORNWALLIS. He died s.p.m.s., 21 February 1639/40, in London, aged about 74, and was buried at St. Osyth's. At his death the Barony of Darcy of Chiche  became extinct. His widow died between 7 May and 28 June 1644, and was buried in Trinity Church, Colchester. [Complete Peerage IV:79, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
Castles of Great Britain
Hengrave Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, England
Following his father's example Sir Thomas left Hengrave to his widow, Elizabeth for life in 1602. Margaret, their elder daughter and her husband died in the lifetime of Elizabeth Kytson and Hengrave reverted to Mary, wife of Thomas, lord Darcy of Chich.
This marriage was unhappy one, as the Earl was morose and his unreasonable jealously led to a separation. They had one son and four daughters; the son died at an early age and fine mural monument was erected to his memory in the church.
It was on Penelope, the third daughter that her mother, in 1643, settled Hengrave and her Suffolk property.
[Castles of Great Britain, website, on Hengrave Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, England]
Father: Thomas KYTSON , of Hengrave, Sir b: ABT 1535 in Hengrave Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Mother: Elizabeth CORNWALLIS b: ABT 1541 in Brome Hall, Eye, Suffolk, England
Thomas 3rd Baron DARCY , of Chiche, Earl Rivers b: 5 JUL 1565 in Hornby Castle, Yorkshire, England
BEF 20 APR 1583 2
- Penelope DARCY , Heiress of Hengrave b: 1593 in St Osyth's, Sussex, England
- Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
Text: Mary Kitson
- Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000