Oliver St John, 1st Baron St John of Bletso
St John was the son of Sir John St John of Bletsoe and Spelsbury (born Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, 1498) and his wife Margaret (née Waldegrave). His paternal great-great-great-grandfather Sir Oliver St John of Bletsoe, Spelsbury and Lydiard Tregoze (d. 1437) was the husband of Margaret Beauchamp of Bletso, great-great-granddaughter of Roger de Beauchamp, who was summoned to Parliament as Baron Beauchamp of Bletso from 1363 to 1379. Since then that title had not been assumed although St John was considered to be the line of heir. In 1558 he was raised to the peerage himself as Baron St John of Bletso, in the County of Bedford.
Lord St John of Bletso married Agnes Fisher. He died in May 1582 and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son John.
|Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire
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John St John
- History of Parliament ST JOHN, Oliver (by 1522-82) of Bletsoe, Beds
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