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Christopher St. John, Esquire

Christopher St. John, Esquire

Male 1547 - 1616  (68 years)

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  • Name Christopher St. John  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • Esquire
    Suffix Esquire 
    Born 23 Sep 1547  Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Christopher St. John aged 17 in Sep 1564, 9 months after his father William St. John died. Petitioning to be the seated lord of Uchel-olau since under age of majority. Birth after 23 Sep 1547 to 23 Sep 1548
    Gender Male 
    Fact 1 1570  Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Bond taken at Saint Nicholas, with condition that Thomas Turbill shall fulfil the articles of an Indenture made between him and Myles Mathewe, and Christopher S' John of Ychellole in the county of Glamorgan, gentleman.  
    Generation 17 
    Name Xpher St. John  [9
    Died 22 Apr 1616  Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    • His last will was written and signed 22 Apr 1616. It was probated 28 May 1617. His burial monument states that he died (buried) in 1616. He died probably between April and December 1616.
    Will 28 May 1617  Llandaff, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Llandaff Probate Records, 1568-1857 
    Record Status 29 Aug 2014 
    Record Complete  
    Notes 
    Person ID SSH0002  St. John Origin and Ancestry DNA Database | St. John Generation One - Raoul de Sancto Johanne
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2016 

    Father William St. John,   b. abt. 1490, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1563, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Living 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F4332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Bawdrep,   b. abt. 1550, of, Odyn's Fee, Pen-marc, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft. 1617  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married abt. 1564  Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Sir William St. John, Knight,   b. abt. 1561, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1638, St. Mary-Le-Strand, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Anthony St. John,   b. abt. 1562, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. bef. 1616  (Age ~ 54 years)  [Birth]
     3. Captain Nicholas St. John,   b. abt. 1563, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1605, St. Lucia Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Master Thomas St. John, Gentleman,   b. abt. 1564, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1625, St. Margaret's, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)  [Birth]
     5. Lieutenant Alexander St. John,   b. abt. 1566, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1605, St. Lucia Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)  [Birth]
     6. Margaret St. John,   b. abt. 1574, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Captain Oliver St. John, Esq.,   b. abt. 1585, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft. 1627, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)  [Birth]
    +8. Mary St. John,   b. 1601, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F4329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Sep 1547 - Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - abt. 1564 - Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Apr 1616 - Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Llandaff Probate Records, 1568-1857 - 28 May 1617 - Llandaff, Glamorgan, Wales Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos


    Documents
    Cardiff MS 5.6: Welsh Pedigrees.  Courtesy of Cardiff Libraries
5.6-2 St. John: Maunsell page 496
    Cardiff MS 5.6: Welsh Pedigrees. Courtesy of Cardiff Libraries 5.6-2 St. John: Maunsell page 496
    MS 5.6 = Ph. 12126
    WELSH PEDIGREES, c. 1687
    A large and well-organised collection of Welsh and notably Glamorgan pedigrees arranged under the ‘fifteen tribes’ followed by the advenae of Glamorgan, evidently compiled by or for Francis Gwyn of Llansannor (who married the heiress of Ford Abbey, Devon, in 1690), see pp. 326, 627. Compiled before 1667–8, see pp. 327, 493. The main part of the MS is evidently a page for page copy of an exemplar in handsome italic script of which one leaf survives loose after p. 116. [Is this David Edwardes? cf. THSC (1976), p. 118]. Includes painted arms. Index on pp. 617–21.

    628 pp. Modern half-leather. ‘John Francis Gwyn 1819’ on p. 20. ‘MSS of Ford Abbey 236’ in TP’s hand on flyleaf.
    nlw 7a p.273
    nlw 7a p.273
    NLW 7A contains pedigrees of Glamorgan and Monmouth families and other parts of Wales and pages 1-275 were written in 1678.
    nlw 7a pps. 274-275
    nlw 7a pps. 274-275
    NLW 7A contains pedigrees of Glamorgan and Monmouth families and other parts of Wales and pages 1-275 were written in 1678.
    nlw 8a p.166 (UNRELIABLE RECORD)
    nlw 8a p.166 (UNRELIABLE RECORD)
    NLW 8A contains genealogies of Glamorgan families, written in 1677-78.
    WARD 7/40/20: Court of Wards and Liveries: Inquisitions Post Mortem St. John, William: Glamorgan
    WARD 7/40/20: Court of Wards and Liveries: Inquisitions Post Mortem St. John, William: Glamorgan
    It's an IPM (either a short full one, or an estreat), held in Glamorgan and dated 23 September 6 Elizabeth I (1564), relating to William Seynt John.

    Headstones
    Christopher St. John 1547-1616 burial
    Christopher St. John 1547-1616 burial
    Here Lyeth the body of Christopher
    St. John of Highlight Esq [illegible]
    His Life Anno DO 1616 in [illegible]




    Plot: Parish of Penmark parish in Glamorgan, Wales, UK
    inside church marked on the floor.

    St. John Probate
    Christopher St. John 1 1616-17 Will - Cover Text
    Christopher St. John 1 1616-17 Will - Cover Text
    To (?) Highlight
    Mr (?) Christopher St John esq
    28 May . 161[6]7
    Signature of Christopher St. John 1 from 1616-17 Will
    Signature of Christopher St. John 1 from 1616-17 Will
    Christopher St. John 1 1616-17 Will
    Christopher St. John 1 1616-17 Will
    LL/1617/5 . W [ ]

    1. In the name of god Amen : the xxijth (22nd) daie of Aprill, in Anno D[omi]ni 1616: I Christopher S[ain]t Joh[n]
    2. of Highlightt (Highlight), al[ia]s Ychelole (Uchelola) in the Com[itatus] (County) of Glam[organ] Gent[leman], and dioc[e]s[e] of Llandaff, sicke in bodie, but wh[ole]
    3. in minde, and in good and p[er]fect Remembrance (thanks be given unto th’Almightie god) Consideringe w[ith] my
    4. self the frailtie of nature, that it is requisite and necessarie for ev[er]y Christian to be in a Continuall
    5. readines for death, whensoev[er] the good will of god shalbe to Call him, doe hereby make ordeine, and
    6. declare this p[re]sent testamente, Conteyninge herein my last will in man[ner] and forme followinge: that is to
    7. saie, first I Com[m]ende my soule willinglie into the hands of th’almightie god, and my bodie unto the earth
    8. whereof it came; there to be buried in Christian Buriall. Item I doe give, devise and dispose, al[l] my
    9. whole man[nor] of Ychelole aforesaid, in possession and rev[er]c[i]on, and all Rents suits, And servic[e]s thereunto d[ ]
    10. and app[er]teyninge, togither w[i]th sixe acres of meadowe lands, and one Mill, sett, lienge, and beinge w[i]thin th[e]
    11. p[ar]ish of Wenvoe, unto my welbeloved son Sir William St John knighte, and to his heires males for e[ver]
    12. and in defaulte of such heires, unto Christopher St John, the son of Thomas St John, for terme of
    13. his naturall lif, and to his heires males for ev[er]: and in defaulte of such heires, unto William St John,
    14. the son of Oliv[er] St John, for terme of his naturall lif, and to his heires males for ev[er]: and in defaulte of such
    15. heires to the rightefull heires of mee the said Christopher St John for ev[er]. Allso my will is, that such form[er]
    16. Grannts, bargaines and Leases by mee heretofore made, upon any of my lands arrable, meadowe, and
    17. pasture, unto any of my tenannts be allowed and p[er]mitted, to be fullie, and whollie expired, and ended,
    18. w[i]thout any im[m]peachmente, vexac[i]on, or molestac[i]on of any p[er]son or p[er]sons whatsoev[er]: all w[hi]ch form[er] grannts
    19. and Demises, the w[hi]ch I have given, demised, and disposed for terme of lif or fee taile, I my self may
    20. lawfullie approve and Justifie (as it may) more evidentlie appeare by one Indenture bearinge date
    21. the iiijth (4th) daie of Februaryie, in the xxxixth (39th) yeere of the Reigne of o[u]r sov[er]reigne Ladie Elizabeth (of
    22. famous memorie) of England, Frannce, and Irelande Queene &c (4th February 1596/7): made betwine Christopher St John
    23. of Ychelole, al[ia]s highlighte, in the Com[itatus] of Glam[organ] gent[leman], of th’on[e] p[ar]tie, And Thomas St John, one of the
    24. son[n]es of Christopher St John aforesaid gent[leman], of th’other p[ar]tie, as there more at large sufficiantlie
    25. Doth and may appeere. And I doe make, ordeine, and appointe Elizabeth St John my wif, sole
    26. Executrix, of this my p[re]sent last will and testament. Allso I doe utterlie revoke, and disannull all
    27. and singular ev[er]y other form[er] testaments, wills, Legacyes, bequests, Executor or Executors, by mee in
    28. any wise before this tyme, made, named, ordeined, or appointed. In witnes whereof unto
    29. this my p[re]sent will and testamente made, I have heere putte my hande and seale, even the daie,
    30. M[o]nthe, and Yeere first above written.

    {Seal} {Seal}
    31. Christopher Saint ioh[n]


    32. p[ro]bat[um] apud Llandaff
    33. 28 May 1617 Coram
    34. M__ Mag[i]stro(?) Joh___
    35. ____

    36. Sealed, signed, and deliv[er]ed in the p[re]sence of us:
    37. William Spencer of Penmarke
    38. John Rich John Rich[a]rd of Walters farme
    39. Thomas Johnes of the same
    40. John Davyes Clerk w[i]th others
    Christopher St. John 1 1616-17 Will - Watermark flagon with single flower, engraved A B
    Christopher St. John 1 1616-17 Will - Watermark flagon with single flower, engraved A B
    paper watermark: flagon with single flower, engraved A B

    Heraldry
    St. John Shield
    St. John Shield
    Direct decendant of St. John at St. Jean-le-Thomas, Normandy, France

  • Sources 
    1. [S12983] #11886 The Golden Grove books of pedigrees (filmed 1970), (Manuscript, National Library of Wales manuscript number Castell Gorfod 7. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1950), FHL microfilms 104,349-104,351., book 4 p. C553; book 5 p. C639*, 707; book 8 p. G1034.

    2. [S12999] Welsh Genealogies AD 1400-1500 (1983), Bartrum, Peter C. (Peter Clement), (18 volumes, with supplements containing additions and corrections. Aberystwyth: National Library of Wales, 1983), FHL book 942.9 D2bw., vol. 8 p. 1402.

    3. [S10889] WG 1400-1500 - 2nd List, Bartrum, Peter C., (Aberystwyth. Llyfregell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales. 1999.), FHL 942.9 D2bw supp. 2., p. 274.

    4. [S10618] MS. 8 - Glamorgan Pedigrees (MFU #12434), (Microfilm of mss. in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. NLW MSS. 11964, 6611, 6544, 8, 6548, 3757, 6549, 3753. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1950.), FHL microfilm 104312., p. 166, 166 (b).

    5. [S11329] Limbus Patrum Morganiae et Glamorganiae: Being the Genealogies of the Older Families of the Lordships of Morgan and Glamorgan (1886), Clark, George Thomas, (1 volume in 2. London: Wyman, 1886), FHL microfilm 990,307 items 2-3., p. 332.

    6. [S113] Cardiff MS 5.6: Welsh Pedigrees. Courtesy of Cardiff Libraries 5.6-2 St. John: Maunsell page 496 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S2] C1_1059, 1 (Reliability: 3).
      Christopher St. John aged 17 when father William St. John died. Petitioning to be the seated lord of Uchel-olau since under age of majority.

    8. [S292] Cardiff records; being materials for a history of the county borough from the earliest times (Volume 2), Wales. Records Committee Cardiff, (Cardiff, By order of the Corporation) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S12983] #11886 The Golden Grove books of pedigrees (filmed 1970), (Manuscript, National Library of Wales manuscript number Castell Gorfod 7. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1950), FHL microfilms 104,349-104,351., book 4 p. C553; book 5 p. C639, 707; book 8 p. G1034.

    10. [S3] LL/1617/5, 1 (Reliability: 3), 1617.
      see media for transcription

    11. [S254] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=123545220&ref=acom (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S255] LL/1617/5. Llandaff [Glamorgan, Wales] Probate Records, 1568-1857 (Reliability: 3).


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