Sir William PELHAM of Brocklesby, Knight

Born: ABT 1537

Died: 24 Nov 1587, Brocklesby, Lincolnshire, England

Father: William PELHAM of Laughton (Sir)

Mother: Mary SANDYS

Married 1: Eleanor NEVILLE


1. William PELHAM of Brocklesby (Sir Knight)

Married 2: Dorothy CATESBY


2. Peregrine PELHAM

3. Anne PELHAM

Sir William_Pelham

Lord Justice of Ireland

by Hieronimo Custodis

Son of Sir William Pelham and Mary Sandys. He married Eleanor Neville, dau. of Henry Neville, 5 E. Westmorland, and Anne Manners.

Sir William Pelham, settled at Brocklesby, co. Lincoln, one of the most eminent military commanders of the reign of Elizabeth, commanded the pioneers in the Army under the Duke of Norfolk, sent to the assistance of the Scots against the French 1560, in 1562 he was at the taking of Caen, in Normandy. Marshal of Leicester's army in the Netherlands, in 1563 he was wounded in the defence of Newhaven, subsequently employed in Ireland, and received the honour of Knighthood for his services in that Kingdom 1579, in which year, the Lord Governor, Sir William Drury dying, Sir William Pelham was appointed, in Oct, by the council, justiciar of Ireland, with the authority of Lord Deputy, until a Lord Deputy should be appointed, and he administered the government until Sep 1580. Upon his return from Ireland, Sir William was sworn of the Privy Council, appointed Master of the Ordnance, and eventually constituted Field-Marshal.

His son and successor was William, a royalist commander.


Burke's Peerage and Baronetage

to Bios Page

to Family Page

to Peerage Page to Home Page