|Sir William St. Loe (or Sentloe or St. Lowe)
Sir William St. Loe (or Sentloe or St. Lowe)
Sir William was captain of the guard to Queen Elizabeth, Chief Butler of England, and owner of large West country estates at Tormarton in Gloucestershire and Chew Magna in Somerset. When Sir William died without issue in 1564/5, in suspicious circumstances (probably poisoned by his younger brother), he left everything to Bess, to the detriment of his daughters and brother. In addition to her own six children, Bess was now responsible for the two daughters of Sir William Cavendish from his first marriage, but Sir William St Loe's two daughters were grown up and already well provided for.
William married Bess of Hardwick Countess of Shrewsbury in 1559. (Bess of Hardwick Countess of Shrewsbury was born in 1527 and died in 1608.)