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Saint Leger Codd (bef. 1638 - 1706)

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19:21: Liz (Noland) Shifflett edited the Biography for Saint Leger Codd. (punctuation) [Thank Liz for this]
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Saint Leger Codd was a US Southern Colonist.

Saint Leger Codd,[1] born in England c. 1635[2] (or later): St Leger Codd, "s/o Wm Codd and Mary", was baptized 23 November 1638 in Kent, England (Lenham parish records).[3]

Saint Leger Codd, son of William Codd and Mary St. Leger, immigrated to Lancaster County, Virginia before 18 April 1670, when he was named a justice in that county. He later settled at Wicomico, Northumberland County.[4] In 1682, he was Burgess for Northumberland County.[5]

He married three times:
  1. before 11 May 1670 to Anne Mottrom, widow of Richard Wright and David Fox, and daughter of Col. John Mottrom.[4][6]
  2. to Anne Bennett, widow of Theodorick Bland (died 23 April 1671)[7] and daughter of Richard Bennett (Governor of Virginia 1652-5). Anne died at Wharton Creek, Kent County, Maryland, November 1688.[4][8][9]
  3. to Anne Hynson, widow of Benjamin Randall and Joseph Wickes, and daughter of Thomas Hynson.[4]


by his first wife, Anne Mottrom:
  • James Codd[4]
  • Berkeley Codd[4]
  • Sarah Codd, married Thomas Pattison[4]
by his second wife, Anne Bennett:
Saint Leger Codd and his third wife Anne Hynson had no children.[4]

Colonel Saint Leger Codd removed to Cecil County, Maryland where he died 7 November 1706.[4]


Colonel Saint Leger Codd died in Cecil County, Maryland, leaving a will proved in Lancaster County, Virginia on 8 April 1708, naming his children: sons James, Berkeley, and Saint Leger; daughters "Beatrix and Mary Paddison".[10]

Research Notes

Profile had shown his nickname as "Saint", but did not include text to support it.[11]


  1. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Vol III, pages 481-484, SAINT LEGER
  2. Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, 2011, Douglas Richardson, pg130
  3. Kent, England, Tyler Index to Parish Registers 1538-1874. See page 9, image 114 of 128 (a few page off from the link, which is behind a paywall: Ancestry).
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 Magna Carta Ancestry, Vol III, page 483 SAINT LEGER #16.ii.a. (Richardson)
  5. "Northumberland County," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Jan., 1896), pp. 179-180 (Published by: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture; DOI: 10.2307/1914953). Stable URL:
  6. "Fox Family," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jul., 1908), pp. 59-64 (Published by: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture; DOI: 10.2307/1921498). Stable URL:
  7. Richardson has Theodorick Bland's death as 23 April 1671. The Encyclopedia of Virginia (accessed 30 March 2018) has it as 23 April 1672, and shows Anne's marriage to Codd as "ca. 1676" with her death as "probably November 1687" (Richardson has November 1688). Duplicate profiles for son Saint Leger Codd had birth years of 1674 (now changed to 1676) and 1680. ~ Noland-165, 30 March 2018
  8. Wikipedia: Richard Bennett (Governor) shows her as Anna, died November 1687 (accessed 13 February 2018).
  9. Joan Gundersen and the Dictionary of Virginia Biography, "Anna Bennett Bland (d. 1687)" (Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 10 Nov. 2016), Web (accessed 13 February 2018).
  10. "Mottrom--Wright--Spencer--Ariss--Buckner," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jul., 1908), pp. 53-59 (Published by: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture; DOI: 10.2307/1921497). Stable URL: (p 55)
  11. Removed from "Other Nicknames" datafield 13 February 2018.
  • Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol IV, pp 536-539 SAINT LEGER


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Saint Leger Codd is listed in Magna Carta Ancestry as a Gateway Ancestor, but is not currently in a trail to a Magna Carta Surety Baron that has been reviewed/approved by the Magna Carta project. See Base Camp for more information about Magna Carta trails.
Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Vol I, pp xxiii-xxix; Vol III, p 483
Richardson documents Saint Leger Codd as a descendant of Robert de Vere through Warham St Leger, who is already in a badged trail from Robert de Vere and Saher de Quincy. ~ Noland-165 03:56, 13 February 2018 (EST)
Through Warham's wife, Ursula Neville, Saint Leger Codd also connects to the Bigods, the Clares, John de Lacy, and John FitzRobert, but these trails were badged before 2016 and need re-review. Profiles on the trail to de Vere through Warham have been developed or re-reviewed & the trail from this profile to Mary (St Leger) Codd (daughter of already-badged Warham, grandson of Ursula's husband Warham) is ready for review. ~ Noland-165 31 March 2018
This profile reviewed and approved for the Magna Carta project by Douglass-990 19:09, 13 February 2018 (EST)

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Profiles in the trail from Saint Leger Codd to Robert de Vere developed or re-reviewed in March 2018 by Magna Carta project member Liz Shifflett:

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On 10 Oct 2018 at 17:48 GMT Joe Cochoit wrote:

The link doesn't lead to the correct page but the baptism is there on Lenham parish page 9, image 114 of 128.

On 10 Oct 2018 at 17:22 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

ps- Jackie sent me the Ancestry link, but it's behind a pay wall for me. For those with a subscription, it's here.

Cheers, Liz

On 10 Oct 2018 at 15:52 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Thanks Jackie!

I couldn't find a record for a 1638 baptism of a Codd in Kent in

Is anyone familiar with the Tyler Index? Is it reliable & is it available outside of Ancestry?

On 10 Oct 2018 at 13:16 GMT Jackie Kirkham wrote:

St Leger Codd s/o Wm Codd and Mary baptized 23 Nov 1638.

Reference: Kent, England, Tyler Index to Parish Registers 1538-1874

On 5 Mar 2018 at 20:32 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

he was a justice of Northumberland County, Virginia in 1671 - see

On 13 Feb 2018 at 07:56 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! For the February Magna Carta Project's Challenge (develop the profile of a Gateway Ancestor), I have chosen this profile.

Mary - please let me know if you are still active in WikiTree and would like to remain as his manager along with the Magna Carta project. (All profile managers should be active; because the profile is protected, a project needs to be manager. If I don't hear from you, I'll remove you as manager but you'll still be on the trusted list.)


On 8 Jun 2015 at 21:50 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

Col. St. Leger Codd has ancestors Codd and descendants Codd. Assuming the ID#Cold-1 is a typo, and correcting ID# to be Codd, to conform to the tree and to Magna Carta Ancestry, Vol III, page 483-484. Adding sources.

On 6 Mar 2015 at 17:12 GMT PM Eyestone wrote:

The Magna Carta project has identified a suggested line for this Gateway Ancestor and will be starting a trail to a Magna Carta surety baron.

If you're interested in getting involved or following our progress, you can do so at the Magna Carta Base Camp.

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