Agnes Lenton Marbury was born 1528 in Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire, England to John Lenton (1500-) and Elizabeth Shepherd (1504-) and died 1581 Lincolnshire, England of unspecified causes. She married William Marbury (1524-1581) .


Francis Marbury, born in London and baptised there on 27 October 1555, was one of six children of William Marbury (1524–1581), and the youngest of three sons.

William Marbury (1524-1581), who possibly attended Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1544, was a lawyer in Lincolnshire, a Member of Parliament and a member of the Middle Temple, where he was admitted "specially ... at the instance of Mr. Francis Barnades" in May 1551, and still active until 1573.

Agnes Lenton, the daughter of John Lenton of Old Wynkill, Staffordshire according to historian John Champlin, but genealogist Meredith Colket suggests that Lenton was from Aldwinkle in Northamptonshire, which is much closer to where the Marburys lived.

Francis Marbury was likely schooled in London, perhaps at St Paul's, and he became well grounded in Latin as well as learning some Greek. Though he (Francis) was born and raised in London, his family maintained close ties with Lincolnshire. His older brother, Edward, was knighted there in 1603, and died in 1605 as the High Sheriff of Lincoln.


Offspring of William Marbury and Agnes Lenton (1528-1581)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Edward Marbury (c1548)
Francis Marbury (1555-1611) 22 October 1555 London, Middlesex, England 14 February 1611 England Bridget Dryden (c1562-1645)



  • Francis Marbury List of Famous Descendants -
  • Colket, Meredith B. (1936). The English Ancestry of Anne Marbury Hutchinson and Katherine Marbury Scott. Philadelphia: Magee Press.
  • Lennam, T. N. S. (April 1968). "Francis Merbury, 1555–1611". Studies in Philology 65 (2): 207–222.
  • William Marbury (1524–81) - The History of Parliament. 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.


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