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Thomas Lennard, 15th Lord Dacre and 1st Earl of Sussex, son of Francis Lennard, 14th Lord Dacre and Elizabeth Lennard [Bayning], Countess of Sheppey
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Birth of a son
Henry; died in infancy
 
 
13th May 1654
Born
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18th May 1654
Christened
At St Paul's, Covent Garden in the Parish of Westminster, London
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1662 to 1708
History
At Herstmonceux Castle
Venables' Herstmonceux
 
Thomas, Lord Dacre, was the last descendant of the ancient families of Herst and Monceux who possessed the castle and manor which still bears their name. The cause of the alienation of this ancient property were his own extravagance and heavy losses at play, which rendered it necessary for him to part with some of his estates, to retrieve his broken fortunes. He had the misfortune to came very young to the dissipated court of Charles II, with whom he was brought into familiar intercourse by his appointment as lord of the bed-chamber, and received the very questionable honour of king's son-in-law, through his marriage with the Lady Ann Palmer, alias Fitzroy, daughter of the duchess of Cleveland. With her he obtained a dowry of £20,000, and in 1674, was created earl of Sussex, a title which died with him. A very considerable sum must have been expended by him in the alteration, and as it was then doubtless considered the improvement, of Herstmonceux Castle; for it was by him that in the principal apartments on the east side of the Castle, the narrow casements were enlarged into wide sash-windows, and dark oak wainscots, enriched with carvings by Gibbons, substituted for the original tapestry.
 
16th May 1674
Married
Lady Anne Palmer
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12th Jul 1676
Birth of a daughter
Barbara
 
 
3rd Jun 1682
Birth of a son
Charles
 
 
17th Aug 1684
Birth of a daughter
Anne
 
 
1708
History
Venables' Herstmonceux
 
It was in 1708 that the estate of Herstmonceux for the first time exchanged owners by purchase. The new possessor was Mr. George Naylor, of Lincoln's Inn, who paid £38,215 for the whole estate, castle and manor. … The heir of Mr Naylor's estates was Francis Naylor, the son of his sister Bethia who had married Dr. Francis Hare.
 
30th Oct 1715
Died
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Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Leonard, Lenard, Lennard, Lennoard, Leannard family records
The ancestral pedigree of Thomas Lennard, 15th Lord Dacre and 1st Earl of Sussex
   
 Sampson Lennard
Esq., of Chevening, High Sheriff of Kent
m: 10th Nov 1564Margaret Fiennes
11th Baroness Dacre
 
 b: c 1540
d: 20th Sep 1615
  b: 1541
d: 16th Mar 1611/12
  
              
Henry  George (Gregory)  Thomas  Elizabeth       
b: 1570 Chevening, Kent
ch: 25th Mar 1570 St Botolph
d: 18th Aug 1630 Herstmonceux, Sussex, aged 46 years
bur: 21st Aug 1630 All Saints Church, Herstmonceux, Sussex
  b: 1573 Chevening, Kent
ch: 25th Oct 1573 St Botolph
d: 1620
      b: died in infancy  b: died in infancy b: died in infancy b: died in infancy 
   Anne Mary Margaret Frances       
   b: 1572 Chevening, Kent
ch: 1st Aug 1572 St Botolph
 b: 1574 Chevening, Kent
ch: 17th Oct 1574 St Botolph
   b: died in infancy      
                 
Great-Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 Sir Henry Lennard
12th Lord Dacre
m: 21st May 1590 St. Stephen Walbrook and St. Benet, LondonChrysogona Baker 
 b: 1570 Chevening, Kent
ch: 25th Mar 1570 St Botolph
d: 18th Aug 1630 Herstmonceux, Sussex, aged 46 years
bur: 21st Aug 1630 All Saints Church, Herstmonceux, Sussex
  b: c 1570 daughter of Sir Richard Baker and Mary Giffard
d: September 1616
bur: 30th Sep 1616
  
        
 Richard Pembroke Philadelphia Fynes Edward Margaret Barbara 
 b: April 1596
d: 18th Aug 1630 Herstmonceux, Sussex
bur: 21st Aug 1630 All Saints Church, Herstmonceux, Sussex
      b: 1604 Herstmonceux, Sussex
ch: 1st Apr 1604 All Saints Church
 
                
Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
1st marriage Richard Lennard
13th Lord Dacre
m: 14th Jul 1617Elizabeth Throckmorton 
 b: April 1596
d: 18th Aug 1630 Herstmonceux, Sussex
bur: 21st Aug 1630 All Saints Church, Herstmonceux, Sussex
  b: c 1600 daughter of Sir Arthur Throckmorton
  
  
 Francis 
 b: 11th May 1619
d: 12th May 1662
bur: after 12th May 1662 St Botolph, Chevening, Kent
 
    
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 Francis Lennard
14th Lord Dacre
m: 1641Elizabeth Bayning
Countess of Sheppey
 
 b: 11th May 1619
d: 12th May 1662
bur: after 12th May 1662 St Botolph, Chevening, Kent
  b: c 1620 daughter of Paul Bayning, 1st Viscount Bayning of Sudbury and Anne Glemham
  
       
 Philadelphia Elizabeth Thomas Francis Margaret Henry 
 b: 1643/44 Herstmonceux, Sussex
ch: 29th Jan 1643/44 All Saints Church, daughter of Francis Lennard, Lord Dacre
d: 1662
 b: 1644/45 Herstmonceux, Sussex
ch: 20th Mar 1644/45 All Saints Church, daughter of Francis Lennard, Lord Dacre
d: 28th Dec 1701
 b: 13th May 1654
ch: 18th May 1654 St Paul's, Covent Garden, Westminster, London
d: 30th Oct 1715
 b: 1657
ch: 11th Sep 1657
 b: 1659 Chevening, Kent
ch: 25th Jun 1659 St Botolph
 b: 1662 Chevening, Kent
ch: 1st Nov 1662 St Martin-in-the Fields, Westminster, London
d: 1703
 
              
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 Thomas Lennard
15th Lord Dacre and 1st Earl of Sussex
m: 16th May 1674Lady Anne Palmer 
 b: 13th May 1654
ch: 18th May 1654 St Paul's, Covent Garden, Westminster, London
d: 30th Oct 1715
  b: 25th Feb 1660/61
d: 16th May 1722 aged 61 years
  
     
 Henry Barbara Charles Anne 
 b: died in infancy b: 12th Jul 1676
d: 1741
 b: 3rd Jun 1682
d: 13th Mar 1683/84
 b: 17th Aug 1684
d: 26th Jun 1755
 
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