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Thomas Digges (abt. 1540 - 1595)

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Sir Thomas Digges
Born about in Digges Court, Barham, Kent, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in Kent, Englandmap
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Died in St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, London, Englandmap
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Circa 1536 or circa 1540 or circa 1546 -- Thomas Digges was born at Diggs Court, Kent, England a son of Leonard Digges (circa 1515 - circa 1559) [1] and

1551 -- Thomas Digges studied mathematics at Cambridge earning an A.B.

1572 -- Thomas Digges was a Member of Parliament (MP).

1586 - 1594 -- Thomas Digges was a Mustermaster-general of the armies in the low country. [2]

August 24, 1595 -- Thomas Digges died at St, Mary, London, England.

Leonard Digges (c.1515–c.1559), the mathematician and surveyor, and Bridget Wilford, the daughter of Thomas Wilford, esquire, of Hartridge in Cranbrook, Kent, by his first wife, Elizabeth Culpeper, the daughter of Walter Culpeper, esquire.

Thomas Digges had two brothers, James and Daniel, and three sisters, Mary, who married a husband surnamed Barber; Anne, who married William Digges; and Sarah, who married firstly a husband surnamed Martin, and secondly John Weston.

After the death of his father, Digges grew up under the guardianship of John Dee, a typical Renaissance natural philosopher. In 1583.[3]


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  • "Royal Ancestry" 2013 Douglas Richardson Vol. IV, p. 537
  • The William and Mary Quarterly. Lyon G. Tyler, M.A. William and Mary College, Williamsburg, VA. 1892. Vol. 1, Page 88] "Thomas Digges, ed. at Oxford; d Aug. 21, 1595; became one of the most excellent mathematicians of his time, an author, muster-master-general of the forces sent to the assistance of the oppressed inhabitants of the Netherlands; buried in the Church of St. Mary, Aldermanbury, London, where a monument was erected to him afterwards destroyed in the fire of London in 1666; m. Anne, dau. of Sir Warham St. Leger and Ursula his wife. dau. of George Nevil, Lord of Abergavenny. Issue, two sons and two daughters, namely Sir Dudley, Leonard (1588-1635) the poet, Margaret, wife of Sir Anthony Palmer, and Ursula.


  1. Thomas Digfes. Wikipedia.
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