4 The IRBYS of LINCOLNSHIRE
D.I. ROBERT IRBY of LACEBY, LINCS.
(Son of Bennett (C. i) and________Gainsby.)
Married_____d. of John Hansard.
Whaplode Parish Register. Copied from a newspaper cutting therein.
"Robert Irby or Ireby of Laceby. Robert his eldest son married Jane d. of Thomas Thimbleby Esq., of Polham, Lines. The grandson of Robert was seated at Gosberton who died 21st June, 1552 (¹this Date is incorrect, it should be 1548), having married Alice daughter of John Bountaine Esq., and by her had issue Leonard who was M.P. for Boston from 1st Queen Mary to 6th Philip and Mary, and again in 5 and 13 Elizabeth, and Thomas, seated at Whaplode married Elizabeth Sergeant and was father of Anthony Irby Esq."
Hansard Pedigrees, Harl. Soc., Li, 1903, Lincs Pedigrees, Maddison, Vol. II.
There is a John, fifth son of Sir Richard Hansard, Kt. (aged 18 in 1395) and Joan d. of_____ Ashe, and a John son of Gilbert Hansard (living in 1390), brother of the above Sir Richard.
Either of these Johns might have l)een the father of the wife of Robert (D. I), so far as the dates are concerned.
Issue. Robert (E. I) and Anthony (E. 2).
¹The date of the Inquest P.M. on Anthony of Gosberton is 10th October, 1552, in which it is stated that he died 21st June, 1548.