Sir William Villiers 2nd Viscount Grandison of Limerick

Brief Life History of William

When Sir William Villiers 2nd Viscount Grandison of Limerick was born in 1614, in Brooksby, Leicestershire, England, his father, Sir Edward Villiers, was 29 and his mother, Barbara St John, was 22. He married Mary Bayning on 31 October 1639, in St Margaret, Westminster, Middlesex, England. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 23 September 1643, in Oxfordshire, England, at the age of 29, and was buried in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Sir William Villiers 2nd Viscount Grandison of Limerick
1614–1643
Mary Bayning
1627–1671
Marriage: 31 October 1639
Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland
1640–1709

Sources (4)

  • William Villiers, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • William Villiers in entry for Barbara Villiers, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Poultney in entry for Grace Fitzroy, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (2)

1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

"The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."

1642 · The English Civil War

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

Name Meaning

French and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Villiers, the name of several places in France, all named from Late Latin villare ‘(part of an) outlying farm, dependent settlement’ (see Villars ). Compare Devilliers .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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