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St John of Bletso, Baron (E, 1558/9)

 

Creation: let. pat. 13 Jan 1558/9

 

Family name: St John

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Arms:

Argent on a Chief Gules two Mullets Or

Crest:

On a Mount Vert a Falcon rising Or belled of the last ducally gorged Gules

Supporters:

On either side a Monkey proper

Motto:

Data Fata Secutus (Following his allotted fate)

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Oliver [St John], 1st Baron St John of Bletso

only son of Sir John St John, of Bletso, co. Bedford, de jure Baron Beauchamp of Bletso, by his first wife Margaret Waldegrave, dau. of Sir William Waldegrave KB, of Smallbridge, co. Suffolk

born

mar. (1)

bef. 8 Feb 1542/3 Agnes Fisher, dau. and hrss of Sir John Fisher (by his wife Margaret Frowicke, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Henry Frowicke), and son and heir ap. of Sir Michael Fisher, of Elstow, co. Bedford

mar. (2)

bef. 28 Aug 1572 Elizabeth Griffin (widow of (1) Sir Francis Stonor, of Stonor, co. Oxford, (2) Reynold Conyers, of Wakerley, co. Northampton, and (3) Edward Griffin, of Dingley, co. Northampton, Attorney-General 1552-59; d. after 8 Dec 1602), dau. of Geoffrey Chamber, of Great and Little Stanmore, co. Middlesex

died

bef. 23 May 1582 (bur. at Bletso, co. Bedford)

created

13 Jan 1558/9 Baron St John of Bletso

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire 1547-52; Commissioner for Bedfordshire to collect the relief granted by Parliament 1550; High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire 1551; Justice of the Peace for Bedfordshire 1553/4; a Commissioner of Musters for Bedfordshire 1560; one of the peers who sat as a juror on the trial of the Duke of Norfolk 1571/2

 

John [St John], 2nd Baron St John of Bletso

born

mar.

after 28 Feb 1574/75 Catherine Dormer (d. 23 Mar 1614/5; bur. in Westminster Abbey), sister of Robert [Dormer], 1st Baron Dormer, and 3rd dau. of Sir William Dormer KB, of Wing and Eythrope, co. Buckingham, by his second wife Dorothy Catesby, dau. of Anthony Catesby, of Whiston, co. Northampton

died

s.p.m.s. 23 Oct 1596 (bur. at Bletso, co. Bedford)

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire 1559 and 1562/3-66/7; one of the peers who sat on the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots 1586 and the Earl of Arundel 1589; Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire 1587-96

 

Oliver [St John], 3rd Baron St John of Bletso

born

bef. 1542

mar.

Dorothy Read (bur. 28 Jun 1605 at Bletso, co. Buckingham), dau. and hrss. of John Read, of Boddington, co. Gloucester

bur.

28 Jun 1618

suc. by

son

note

High Sheriff of Bedfordshire 1585; Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire 1596-1618; required to levy 100 men in Huntingdonshire on the coming of the Cardinal of Austria (Archduke Albert) to Boulogne 1597; one of the peers who sat on the trial of the Earls of Essex and Southampton 1600/1

 

Oliver [St John], 4th Baron St John of Bletso later 1st Earl of Bolingbroke

created

28 Dec 1624 Earl of Bolingbroke

 

The Barony of St John of Bletso was held by the Earls of Bolingbroke from 28 Dec 1624 to 5 Oct 1711, when on the death of Paulet [St John], 3rd Earl of Bolingbroke and 6th Baron St John of Bletso, the Earldom of Bolingbroke became extinct and the Barony of St John of Bletso passed to his second cousin twice removed:

 

Paulet St Andrew [St John], 8th Baron St John of Bletso

posthumous son of Sir St Andrew St John, 3rd Bt., of Woodford, co. Northampton (by his wife Anne James, dau. of Sir William James, of Kirlings, co. Suffolk), 1st son of Sir St Andrew St John, 2nd Bt., of Woodford, co. Northampton (by his wife Jane Blois, only dau. of Sir William Blois, of Cockfield Hall, co. Suffolk), 1st son of Sir Oliver St John, 1st Bt., of Woodford, co. Northampton (by his wife Barbara St Andrew, dau. and cohrss. of John St Andrew, of Gotham, co. Northampton), 1st son of Hon Sir Rowland St John MP (by his wife Sybilla Vaughan, dau. of John Vaughan, of Hargast, co Hereford), 4th son of Oliver [St John], 3rd Baron St John

born

1711

died

10 May 1714

suc. by

uncle

note

suc. his father on his birth as 4th Baronet of Bletso

 

William [St John], 9th Baron St John of Bletso

born

died

11 Oct 1720 (bur. at Bletso, co. Bedford)

suc. by

brother

 

Rowland [St John], 10th Baron St John of Bletso

born

died

4 Jul 1722

suc. by

brother

 

John [St John], 11th Baron St John of Bletso

born

mar.

6 Mar 1724/5 Elizabeth Crowley (bapt. 24 Dec 1702; d. 24 Oct 1769), 5th dau. of Alderman Sir Ambrose Crowley, of Greenwich, co. Kent, Sheriff of London 1706, by his wife Mary Owen, dau. of Charles Owen, of Condover, co. Shropshire

died

24 Jun 1757

suc. by

son

note

DCL 1724; Recorder of Bedford

 

John [St John], 12th Baron St John of Bletso

born

15 Nov 1725

mar.

after 13 Dec 1755 Susannah Louisa Simond (d. 17 Oct 1805), dau. and cohrss. of Peter Simond, an eminent Huguenot merchant, of Winchester Street, London, by his wife Susanne Groteste de la Buffiere, of Orleans, France

died

20 Apr 1767 (bur. at Bletso, co. Bedford)

suc. by

son

 

Henry Beauchamp [St John], 13th Baron St John of Bletso

born

2 Aug 1758

mar.

2 Dec 1780 Emma Maria Elizabeth Whitbread (d. 10 Jul 1825), 2nd dau. of Samuel Whitbread, of Cardington Park, co. Bedford, by his first wife Harriet Hayton, dau. of William Hayton, of Ivinghoe, co. Bedford

died

s.p.m.s. 18 Dec 1805

suc. by

brother

 

St Andrew [St John], 14th Baron St John of Bletso

born

22 Aug 1759

mar.

16 Jul 1807 Louisa Rouse-Boughton (b. 1785; mar. (2) 4 Aug 1823 as his second wife Rt Hon Sir John Vaughan, Justice of the Common Pleas;  d. 9 Jul 1860), 1st dau. of Sir Charles William Rouse-Boughton, 9th Bt., of Rouse Lench, co. Worcester, by his wife Catherine Hall, only dau. and hrss. of William Pearce Hall, of Downton Hall, co. Shropshire

died

15 Oct 1817

suc. by

son

note

barrister, Lincoln's Inn; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Bedfordshire 1780-84 and 1784-1805; Under Secretary to Lord North 1783; Captain of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners 1806-07; FRS and FSA 1808

 

St Andrew Beauchamp [St John], 15th Baron St John of Bletso

born

8 Nov 1811

mar.

12 Mar 1838 Eleanor Hussey (d. 28 Nov 1899), 2nd dau. of Vice Adm Sir Richard Hussey Mowbray later Hussey GCMG KCB, of Wood Walton, by his wife Emma Hobson, dau. of William Hobson, of Markfield, co. Middlesex

died

27 Jan 1874 (bur. at Bletso, co. Bedford)

suc. by

son

 

St Andrew [St John], 16th Baron St John of Bletso

born

5 Oct 1840

mar.

25 Apr 1868 Ellen Georgiana Senior (mar. (2) 29 Oct 1889 Francis Savile Harry Judd, of Rickling, co. Essex;  d. 26 Dec 1890), yst. dau. of Edward Senior, a Poor Law Commissioner in Ireland

died

s.p.m. 2 Nov 1887 (bur. at Bletso, co. Bedford)

suc. by

brother

 

Beauchamp Moubray [St John], 17th Baron St John of Bletso

born

4 Dec 1844

mar. (1)

4 Feb 1869 Helen Charlotte Thornton (b. c. 1849; d. 23 Mar 1909; bur. at Bletso, co. Bedford), 2nd dau. of Harry Thornton, of Kempston Grange, co. Bedford, by his wife Caroline Margaret Christie, dau. of John Christie

mar. (2)

26 Apr 1911 Ethel Susan Lutley (d. 3 Jan 1945), 2nd dau. of John Habington Lutley, of Brockhampton Park, co. Hereford, by his wife Emily Margaret Talbot, 1st dau. of Rev Hon (George) Gustavus Chetwynd-Talbot, Rector of Withington, co. Gloucester (by his wife Emily Sarah Elwes, 2nd dau. of Henry Elwes, of Colesbourne House, co. Gloucester), 5th son of Charles Chetwynd [Talbot later Chetwynd-Talbot], 2nd Earl Talbot

died

10 May 1912 (bur. at Bletso, co. Bedford)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

an Officer in the 74th Highlanders; Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire 1905-12; President, Bedfordshire Territorial Force Association

 

Henry Beauchamp Oliver [St John], 18th Baron St John of Bletso

born

24 Jun 1876

died

17 Oct 1920

suc. by

brother

 

Moubray St Andrew Thornton [St John], 19th Baron St John of Bletso

born

5 Nov 1877

mar. (1)

4 Oct 1905 Evelyn Geraldine Russell (d. 7 Dec 1918), 2nd dau. of Capt Andrew Hamilton Russell, of The Heath House, Petersfield, co. Sussex

mar. (2)

26 Sep 1923 Elizabeth May Sanford (widow of Col Edward Charles Ayshford Sanford CMG, of Nynehead Court, Wellington, co. Somerset;  d. 25 Oct 1978), dau. of Lloyd Walter Griffith, of Hurst Court, Ore, co. Sussex

died

28 Oct 1934 (bur. at Bletso, co. Bedford)

suc. by

son by first wife

 

John Moubray Russell [St John], 20th Baron St John of Bletso

born

3 Aug 1917

died

13 Apr 1976

suc. by

cousin

 

Andrew Beauchamp [St John], 21st Baron St John of Bletso

3rd son of Lt Col Hon Rowland Tudor St John (by his wife Katharine Madge Lockwood, dau. of Sir Frank Lockwood MP), 3rd son of Beauchamp Moubray [St John], 17th Baron St John of Bletso

born

23 Aug 1918

mar.

10 Dec 1955 Katharine von Berg, yst. dau. of Alfred von Berg, of Gonville House, Manor Fields, London

died

11 Feb 1978

suc. by

son

 

Anthony Tudor [St John], 22nd Baron St John of Bletso

born

16 May 1957

mar.

16 Sep 1994 Dr Helen Jane Westlake, dau. of Michael Westlake, of Monkshill, Monkton Combe, Bath, co. Somerset

children

1. Hon Oliver Beauchamp St John (b. 11 Jul 1995)

2. Hon Alexander Andrew St John (b. 29 Aug 1996)

1. Hon Athene Emma St John (b. 24 Feb 1998)

note

elected to the House of Lords 1999

 

 Last updated 21 Apr 2003

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Titles:

22nd Baron St John of Bletso

(England, let. pat. 13 Jan 1558/9)

18th Baronet, styled "of Bletso"

(England, let. pat. 28 Jun 1660)

 

Address:

97 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2RE

Woodlands, Llanishen, nr. Chepstow, Gwent NP6 6QQ

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