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||Mary Legge |
|Relationship||with Francis Fox
||19 Mar 1715
||11 Aug 2001 |
||Henry Goodricke, b. 24 Oct 1642, Ribston Hall Co, York. , d. 5 Mar 1705, Brentford Middlesex (Age 62 years) |
||11 Aug 2001 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
Sir Henry Goodricke In 1668 he married Mary, daughter of Colonel Sir William Legge, "the faithful servant of Charles I.," and sister to George Legge, who was elevated to the Peerage, 2nd December 1682, as Baron Dartmouth .
Lady Goodricke also shared the excitement and dangers with Sir Henry
The following note by Sir John Reresby is interesting: -
" 1681. Nov. 5th I told the King the story of Sir Henry Goodricke, then ambassador in Spain, whom I called brother, of whom I had received a late account, that going out to shoot some miles from Madrid, on his return home he lighted upon some thieves that had set upon a coach full of ladies, with an intent to rob them; but before they could effect it, Sir Henry and his followers attacked them, wounded some and dispersed the rest, and rescued the ladies."
"1683. Feb. 10th. Paris.
A courier who arrived upon Wednesday night last from Madrid brings a confirmation of the report which hath run here for some time, that they are resolved in Spain to forbid the use of the English manufactures, and the letters from thence also say that Sir Henry Goodricke is departed in some haste and that he hath left my lady to follow him some days after."
Letter from Lord Preston to his Aunt Mrs. Graham.
"1683. March 6th. Paris.
I received letters yesterday from Madrid. Which tell me that the 28th of January last my Lady Goodricke left Madrid and joined Sir Henry upon the road some ten leagues from thence, and continued their journey together homewards. I expect them here in a few days, having yesterday received a packet of letters for Sir Henry. From Spain."
Letter from Lord Preston to Sir H. Goodricke.
"1683. March 24th. Paris.
I hope this will find you and my lady safely arrived at London; the notice of which would be very acceptable to me. I had the misfortune to be detained by some business a little too long that morning which you left Paris, so that I got to your lodging just a quarter of an hour after you had left it. Which was a very great trouble to me that I was deprived of the happiness of seeing yourself and my lady before you left this place."
In the chapel on the south wall is a tablet bearing the following inscription
THIS ANCIENT FREE CHURCH OF St ANDREW WAS
REPAIRED AND EMBELLISHED BY Sir HENRY GOODRICKE
IN THE TWELFTH YEAR OF KING WILLIAM OUR DELIVERER
FROM POPERY AND SLAVERY WHO WITH MARY HIS
BELOVED WIFE DESIGN TO BE INTERRED IN GOD'S
APOINTED TIME IN THE NEW VAULT AT THE WEST END
OF 'THIS CHURCH. SHE WAS DAUGHTER TO COLL:
LEGGE AND SISTER TO GEORGE La DARTMOUTH
AND HAS LIVED WITH HER HUSBAND
IN GREAT UNION NEARE 36 YEARES
This slab was formerly on the front of the Communion-table.