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John Talbot (1630 - 1714)

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Sir John Talbot
Born [location unknown]
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Husband of — married in Ebrington, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
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Died [location unknown]
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Categories: Talbot Name Study | Talbot Name Study, Descendents of 1st Lord of Shrewsbury.


John was born in 1630. He was the son of Sherrington Talbot. He passed away in 1714.

He was known as John Talbot of Lacock. [1] He was the owner of Lacock Abbey in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire, England, between 1677 and 1714 when he died.[2] Lacock Abbey was founded in the early 13th century by Ela, Countess of Salisbury, as a nunnery of the Augustinian order.

Firstly he married Elizabeth Keyt (d. 1656) on 11 December 1653.[2] Their children were:

  1. Sherrington b. 1656
  2. Elizabeth[3]
  3. Frances[4]

Secondly he married Barbara Slingsby on 2 August 1660.[2] There were five children from this second marriage, including :

  1. John
  2. Thomas
  3. Anne, who married Sir John Ivory.
  4. Barbara, who married Henry Yelverton.
  5. Gilberta

Sir John Talbot was severely injured in a duel between the Earl of Shrewsbury and the Duke of Buckingham. The duel was over an affair between the Duke of Buckingham and the wife of the Earl of Shrewsbury. Samuel Pepys diarised the event:

”Up, and by coach to White Hall to attend the Council there, ... and then from the whole house the discourse of the duell yesterday between the Duke of Buckingham, Holmes, and one Jenkins, on one side, and my Lord of Shrewsbury, Sir John Talbot, and one Bernard Howard, on the other side: and all about my Lady Shrewsbury, who is a whore, and is at this time, and hath for a great while been, a whore to the Duke of Buckingham. And so her husband challenged him, and they met yesterday in a close near Barne-Elmes, and there fought: and my Lord Shrewsbury is run through the body, from the right breast through the shoulder: and Sir John Talbot all along up one of his armes; and Jenkins killed upon the place, and the rest all, in a little measure, wounded. This will make the world think that the King hath good councillors about him, when the Duke of Buckingham, the greatest man about him, is a fellow of no more sobriety than to fight about a whore.” [5]

As all Sir John's male heirs had died before his death in March 1714, the Lacock Estate passed to Anne's son, John Ivory.


  1. Wikipedia John Talbot of Laycock
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 twelvethirtytwo - The people of Lacock Abbey
  3. Note: (Possibly) Burial Date: 13 Aug 1670, Burial Place: Laycock, Wiltshire, England Family Search
  4. Note: No records found for Name: Frances Talbot, Event: Birth, Event Range: 1653-1656, Father Name: John, Mother Name: Elizabeth, Country:England
  5. The Diary of Samuel Pepys, 17 January 1668

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On 25 Apr 2016 at 13:52 GMT Kirk Hess wrote:

Talbot-1506 and Talbot-995 appear to represent the same person because: Created duplicate when completing 1st Earl of Suffolk tree

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