Margred, Sibyl (or Margaret) ferch Morgan ap Jenkin ap Philip.
She was the daughter of Morgan ap Jenkin ap Philip, Esq, of Langstone, Monmouthshire, by his 2nd wife Margred, daughter of Dafydd Matthew, Knt. Morgan ap Jenkin was Lord of Langstone, a manor to the east of Newport in Monmouthshire.
She married John Saint John, K.B., of Bletsoe, Keysoe, Riseley, and Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, son and heir by his father's 1st marriage. They had three sons and five daughters.
Alexander St John, Esq....of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, 3rd son. He was a legatee in the 1509 will of William Morgan, Doctor of Law. He was a legaee and named one of the executors in the 1525 will of his father. He married by license dated 18 Nov 1530 Jane (or Joan) Dalison, widow of Thomas Levanthrpe, Esq (died 1527)...
Sir John Saint John left a will dated 22 March 1524/5, proved 23 May 1525, requesting burial in the chapel of St. Edmund on the north side of the church of Bletsoe, Bedfordshire.
Margred's husband was living in 1501 and made his will in 1525. Their son Alexander was an executor, therefore over 21, in his father's 1525 will. Alexander in 1530 married Jane, a widow.
Estimate Jane's age at 25 at her second marriage in 1530, and Alexander aged 30, therefore born 1500. Alexander was the third son, perhaps the 5th child. Estimate the births of children 1-4 at two year intervals as 1492, 1494, 1496, 1498, and therefore place the marriage year of Margret and John at 1491. If she was 18 at marriage, her birth year would have been 1473. Her 8 children would have been born over a 16 year span from 1492 to 1508, and her death not earlier than 1508.
Her marriage is currently (October 2, 2016) shown, without source, as 1483. If this is true, it would place her children's birth years back 10 years -- 1502-1518, and make Alexander a 20 year old rather than a 30 year old when he married a young widow. The 1483 marriage year is therefore questionable, but may be true depending on source and other facts.
If Margred died early while her children were small, it is likely her husband would have remarried, but there is no record of him doing so; therefore we can presume she lived during her children's childhood. Richardson does not mention her being named in her husband's 1525 will, so she may have predeceased him. Therefore place her death at 1524.
As of October 2, 2016, WikiTree shows children born beginning in 1480 and an unsourced birth year of 1462.
↑ 4.04.1 Richardson names only three of their five daughters [need to verify-ls, 22 March 2020]
↑ The Tudor Place entry for Sybil verch Morgan gives 1483 as their marriage date, but that site is considered to be an unreliable source (see the Magna Carta Project's Reliable Sources page). This database is also the apparent source for Catherine and Sybil as daughters & possibly the source of the dates that had been given for all of John and Margred/Sybil's children.
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