St Lawrence Church Snarford Lincolnshire

St Lawrence Church

The small Medieval church of St Lawrence sits to all appearances in the middle of nowhere in the Lincolnshire countryside, it is a classic case for the metaphor, never judge a book by its cover.

Sir Thomas St Paul and Wife
Sir Thomas St Paul and Wife.

Sir Thomas was born in 1582 he was an MP, and twice served as Sheriff of Lincolnshire. His wife Lady Faith had connections to many of the most powerful families in the county.

The Son and Daughter in Law
The Son and Daughter in law.

Sir George St Paul and his wife Frances who was the daughter of Sir Christopher Wray, The Lord Chief Justice to Elizabeth I, Sir George was the builder of Snarford Hall and was described by Lord Burghley as “one of the best men in the country”.

Lord Rich, 1st Earl of Warwick
Lord Rich, 1st Earl of Warwick

He divorced his 1st wife on November 1605 and married the widow of Sir George St Paul, Frances Wray on 14 December 1616.

Lord Rich was described as being of a foul and vindictive disposition and of nasty temper.


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