Saturday, July 2, 2011

Surname Saturday


St. John Crest


Sir Oliver St. John




Sir Oliver ST. John
 


Sir Oliver St. John


Sir Oliver St. John, 1st Earl of Bolingbroke was born circa 1584.1 He was the son of Oliver St. John, 3rd Baron St. John of Bletso and Dorothy Read.1 He married Elizabeth Paulet, daughter of William Paulet and Elizabeth Codingham, in April 1602.2 He died in June 1646.2 He died intestate and his estate was administered on 3 July 1646.2 He died intestate and his estate was administered on 13 November 1655.2
Sir Oliver St. John, 1st Earl of Bolingbroke was invested as a Knight Bachelor on 3 June 1610.1 He succeeded to the title of 4th Baron St. John of Bletso in September 1618.2 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire in 1619, jointly.2 He was created 1st Earl of Bolingbroke [England] on 28 December 1624.2 He was Joint Commissioner of the Great Seal between 1643 and 1646.2 He was a Commissioner of the Admiralty between 1643 and 1646.2 He was Member of the Assembly of the Divines between 1643 and 1646.2 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire in February 1642/43, appointed by the Parliamentarians.2

Wife Elizabeth Paulet b. before 1592, d. circa October 1655
Children
Sir Oliver St. John b. b 1608, d. 23 Oct 16422
Sir Paulet St. John+ b. 24 Jul 1608, d. 16382
Dorothy St. John b. b 1613, d. 28 Jun 16283

Sir Oliver St. John is my 10th Great-Grandfather (Fraternal)




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