Sir William Saint Quintin, Knt., Bnt.

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Sir William Saint Quintin, Knt., Bnt., son of Sir George Saint Quintin, Knt. and Agnes Creyke, was born about 1579 being age 33 at his father's death.1,2 He died before 8 October 1649,1 when he was buried next to his wife at Harpham, Yorkshire, England.1,3,4

William married Mary Lacy, daughter of Robert Lacy and Katherine Thirkeld, about 1605.1,5

The Baronetcy of St. Quintin of Harpham, Yorkshire, was created 8 March 1641/42 for Sir William Saint Quintin, Knt., Bnt. He was later high-Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1648.6

His will, dated 9 June 1649, was proved at London, 2 July 1651 (paragraphing added for clarity):
Sir William St Quintin of Beverley, Baronet.
My body to be buried in the church of Harpham, near unto Dame St Quintin, my late wife.
I give and bequeath unto William St Quintin, my second son, one close of meadow or pasture, situate within the lordship or territory of Harpham, commonly called Brasey Garth.
I give and bequeath to Henry St Quintin, my son and heir apparent, my silver bason and ewre, and the rest of my silver plate (except my spout pott) I leave unto my executors, to be equally divided between them.
I give and bequeath to William St Quintin, eldest son, unto the said Henry St Quintin my best horse or mare.
To George St Quintin, third son of the said Henry St Quintin, £20, when he shall arrive at 21 years.
I give £20 to be bestowed upon a monument to be set up over me in the said church of Harpham, after the best fashion according to my degree.
I give to my brother Gabriell St Quintin the sum of £5, to be paid within a month after my decease.
To William St Quintin, my second son, all my wearing apparel.
To my daughter Dame Dorothy Caley, now wife of Sir William Caley, knight, one two and twenty shilling piece of gold.
To my daughter Frances Lascelles, now wife of Colonel Francis Lascelles, my silver spout pott.
To my daughter Katherine Wentworth, now wife of Michael Wentworth, esq., one two and twenty piece of gold.
To my cousin Ann St Quintin one twenty shilling piece of gold.
To William Doute of fflixton, gent., one twenty shilling piece of gold.
Unto the preacher that shall preach my funeral sermon 40s.
To every man servant 40s a piece.
To every woman servant 20s a piece.
To the poor of Harpham £4. Of ffoulton £4. Of Thornholme £3. Of Gransmore £2, to be continued in the overseers’ hands for the yearly maintenance of the poor of the said towns.
The residue to William St Quintin, my second son, and Thomas St Quintin, my third son, whom I make executors.
Sir William Caley and Colonel Francis Lascelles to be supervisors, each of them to have forty shillings a piece in gold.7,8


As he requested in his will, "a monument to be set up over me in the said church of Harpham, after the best fashion according to my degree:"
GUILIELMUS ST QUIONTIN BARRONETTUS HUTUS VILLA QUONDAM DOMINUS SEPUAGESSIMO AETATIS ANO SINGU LARI DUM DILIGENTIA, SUMMA CURA PUBLICOQ CUM APPLAUSU VICECOMITUM EGIT OCTAVO OCTOBERIS DIE ANO DOM 1649 SUBDUXIT SEET PLACIDE IN DOMNO REQUIEUIT IPSE IN CÆLO TRIUMPHANS NOS MÆSTOS AC SUINEU NIMIUM MEMORES RELIQUIT CORPORIS EXUUIÆ FUNEREO CUM MULTORUM LUCTU HUC DELATÆ CHIRSTI ADVENTUM EXPECTANT ET ANIMAM REDUCEM. IUX TA ILLUM JACET MARIA UXOR EIUS CHARISSIMA HÆRES FAMILIÆ LACY DE FOULTON. QUÆ PULCHRA ET LIBERALI UTRISQ. SEXUS PROLE ILLUM LOCUPLETAUIT MORTALITATIS HÆC TUNICAM EXUIT QUARTO DIE MAII 1649 FILIOS SUPSTITES RELIQUERUNT HENRICUM ST QUINTIN BARRONETTUM GULIELMUM ET THOMAM TOTQ FILIAS DOROTHEAM FRANCISCAM ET KATHARINAM TU UAITOR POST DEFLETUS HUTUS COPULÆ PARTES SI QUID VIS AMPLIUS NOSCE TEIPSUM ESSE MORTALEM.
EPITAPHIUM
CORPOREIS LIBER UINCLIS ET CARCEREE CÆCO INCOLIT ÆTHEREI SPIRITUS ASTRA POLI SPIRITUS ASTRA TENET UIUIT SUA GLORIA TERRIS. IN SEDES REDIIT CORPUS INANE SUAS.9

A photo of the monument can be seen here.

Family

Mary Lacy b. bt 1585 - Sep 1588, d. bef. 4 May 1649
Children
  • Frances Saint Quintin+10,11,7 d. bef. 20 Sep 1658
  • John Saint Quintin12
  • Dorothy Saint Quintin12,7
  • Everild Saint Quintin12
  • Elizabeth Saint Quintin12
  • Sir Henry Saint Quintin, Knt.12,7 b. abt. 1605, d. Nov 1695
  • Katherine Saint Quintin12,7 b. abt. 1608, d. bef. 6 Aug 1700
  • William Saint Quintin12,7 b. abt. 1609, d. bef. 30 Apr 1687
  • Thomas Saint Quintin12 b. abt. 1620, d. bef. 28 Aug 1667
This person was last edited on20 Jan 2022

Citations

  1. [S934] Richard K. Evans, The Ancestry of Diana, Princess of Wales: For Twelve Generations (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007), 274, further cited as Evans, The Ancestry of Diana, Princess of Wales.
  2. [S2457] The National Archives Discovery, Internet database: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/, archive: C142/670/72 (IPM of his father).
  3. [S2458] North Yorkshire County Record Office (Northallerton, Yorkshire), England, Yorkshire, Harpham, Parish Registers, 1813-1985, further cited as Harpham Registers.
  4. [S2068] John William Clay, editor, Abstracts of Yorkshire Wills in the Time of the Commonwealth, at Somerset House, London, Chiefly Illustrative of Sir William Dugdale's visitation of Yorkshire in 1665-6, Record Series Vol IX for the year 1890 (Yorkshire Archæological and Topographical Association, 1890), 39, further cited as Clay, Abstracts of Yorkshire Wills in the Time of the Commonwealth.
  5. [S2392] George E. Cokayne, Complete Baronetage, 1611-1880, Five vols. (Exeter, England: William Pollard, 1900-1906), 2:162, further cited as Cokayne, Complete Baronetage.
  6. [S2068] Clay, Abstracts of Yorkshire Wills in the Time of the Commonwealth, 39n(a).
  7. [S2068] Clay, Abstracts of Yorkshire Wills in the Time of the Commonwealth, 39-40.
  8. [S2051] J. W. Clay, editor, Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, with additions, 3 vols. (Exeter, England: William Pollard & Co., 1899-1917), 3:189, further cited as Clay, Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire.
  9. [S2464] Dave Mount, MI Coordinator, Barmston and Harpham Monumental Inscriptions (Yorkshire, England: East yorkshire Family History Society, 1997), 18, further cited as Mount, Barmston and Harpham Monumental Inscriptions.
  10. [S950] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees of the County Families of Yorkshire, Two vols. (London: W. Wilfred Head, 1874), 1:2:Lascelles, further cited as Foster, Pedigrees of Yorkshire.
  11. [S2051] Clay, Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, 3:190.
  12. [S2051] Clay, Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, 3:189-190.