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JLVJL R. Wright, in his hiftory of the county of Rutland, 7" 
p. 121, tells us, that Schurard, or Schirard, who held a Schirard. 
large eftate in the counties of Chefter and Lancafter, in the 
time of William the Conqueror, was lineal anceftor to the 
Lord Sherard, by his third fon Robert Fitz^Schirard ; Robert, 
who had iflue Walter Fitz-Robert, the father of Humphry Humphry 
Schirard of Thornton in Chefhire, whofe fon Thomas of * k° mas * 
the fame place, marrying the daughter of William Leming- Kobert » 
ham, had Robert his heir, who by the daughter of Thomas 
Birmingham, (or Brimmingham) was father of Sir Thomas Sir 
Sherard, a perfon of great note in the reign of Henry III. Thomas, 
whofe wife was Joan, daughter of Sir John AntwifTel, by 

whom he had two fons, his heir, who died childlefs ; 

and Edmund Sherard, Efq. heir to his brother, 12 Edw. I. Edmund^ 
(1284) who marrying Mary, daughter of Robert Le Grof- 
venor of Hulme (by his wife, the daughter of William de 
Mobberley, of Mobberley in Chefhire, by his fecond wife 
Maud, daughter and heir to Robert Downes of Chorley in 
Vol. VII. B t&at 


that county, Efq.) left HTue by her, who died in 1297^ 

William. William Sherard his heir, who married Annabella, daugh- 

William, ter of John Bridfall, and had hTue, William Sherard, Efq. 

who by the daughter of John Afhton, of the county of 

William. Lancafter, had another William Sherard, whofe wife was 

Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Venables, Efq, and then* 

fon and heir 

Sir Sir Robert Sherard, who married the daughter and heir 

Robert, of Eyton, and had George Sherard, who by Johanna, 

George, daughter of Richard Barnes, otherwife Barners, had Ro- 
Robert. bert Sherard, Efq. who lived in the reigns of Henry IV. 
and V. and married Agnes, (or Anne) eldeft daughter and 
coheir to Sir Henry Huberk, or Hawberk, of Stapleford in 
Laurence, the county of Leicefter *, by whom he had Laurence,, his 
heir, Sheriff of the county of Rutland in 1437 (16 Henry 
VI.), and of thofe of Leicefter and Warwick in 21 and 22 
of that King. He married jfirft Agnes, the daughter and 

heir of Durants ; and, fecondly, Elizabeth^ daughter 

and heir to John Woodford, grandfon and heir to Sir Ro- 
bert Woodford, of Sproxton in Leicefterlhire, by whom he 
had five fons, Robert ; Geoffry, heir to his brother ; Chri- 
ftopher citizen and Sheriff of London, William of Sax- 
by in the county of Rutland 29 Henry VI. who both died 
without iflue ; and Hugh of Tonge in Chefhire, whofe fon 
John marrying the daughter of Thomas Parre, had Ran- 
dolph of Tonge, who married Joan, daughter of Thomas 
Terrel of Loughborough, in the county of Leicefter, and 
had iflue five fons, John his fucceffor, born in 1552 (who 
by. Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Perfhall, of Ranton in 
Stafibrdlhire, had John his heir, born in 161 7, anceftor to 
the family of Tonge •, and two daughters, Elizabeth and 
Mary) \ Randolph ; Richard of London (who left Samuel of 
the fame city) ; Hugh *. and George of Birch-Lane, Lon- 
Robert. Robert Sherard, Efq. who fucceeded his father Lau- 
rence at Stapleford, was Sheriff of the county of Rutland in 
Geoffry. 1452, but dying without hTue, his brother Geoffry fucceed- 

* Sir Henry Huberk was- deicended from Walter de Lacy, Lord of 
Mcath, Baron of Trim, and Earl of Ulfter. His wife was Jane, daughter 

and coheir to Walter Barnack, by his wife the daughter and heir of »- 

Burgh ; and his iffue were, three daughters, coheirs, Anne, married as in 
the text ; Maud, to Sir Hugh Calverly, father by her of Sir Hugh of lit- 

kington, flain at Blorcheath ; and Mary, to Norman Swinford, Efq. 

Anne, brought into this family the manor of Stapleford, (which hath co"n» 
tinned their chief feat erer trace) and other large pdTeffionst 


ed, and Was thrice Sheriff of the fame county, viz. in 1468, 
1480, and 1484; and being bred to the law, practifed as a 
Counfellor. In 1456 he married Joyce, daughter of Thomas 
Afhby of Lowfeby, in the county of Leicefter, Efq. (who 
died in 1433, by his wife Catharine, daughter of Robert 
Brett of Adington) and had hTue three fons, Thomas, his 
heir ; Robert j and William. 

Robert, the fecond fon, who was feated at Lopthorp, Family of 
otherwife Lopinthorp, or Lexinthorp, in Leicefter{hire,^°pi'^~ 

married Ellen, daughter of Poole of Withcotts, Sfq. t j lor P> 

and had a daughter Rofe, married to William Thorold, of baronets, 
the county of Lincoln ; and a fon Rowland Sherard of Lo- 
pinthorp, who married Jane, daughter of Auftin Porter of 
Belton, and lies buried in North Witham church, Lincoln- 
shire, with this infcription to his memory on a copper-plate, 
fixed in the wall of the chancel ; 

Rolandus Sherard de Lopinthorp, Armiger, obiens 

- 9 Die Octob. A°. D. 1592. ' 
Quod potuit dare, Terra dedit ; nunc debita pofcit ; 

Cedo libens ; Cceli nunc -mini reftat Iter. 
Quid dare Terra poteft Homini ? Bona Corporis atque 
Fortune, et Sobolis pignora chara fuse. 
Haec habui, et longre placidiffima Tempora Vitx, 

Queis Pax Angligenis aurea femper erat. 
Nunc nihil hie video reftare quod amplius optem, 

Deliciae Vitas praeteriere meae. 
Nee Manus officium, nee Pes nunc praeftat, ut olim f 

Nee folito clarent Lumina more mihi ; 
Mufica nee folita dulcedine verberat aures 5 

Nee fa vet ad Cantum debile vocis Iter. 
Brachia, quae validos caruabant fortiter A reus, 

Debita nunc Ori vix Alimenta ferunt. 
Cornipedifque alacer quondam qui Terga premebam* 

Nunc jaceo Lecti trifte fenilis Onus. 
Nee tamen ifta queror, nee torquent Membra dolores> 

Matura at Senii Tempora cerno mei. 
Hoc folum mihi dulce manet, Mens confeia Recti, 

Atque Fides Mentem concomitata bonam. 
Chrifte Deus, qui multa dabas, majora daturus % 

Qua fpei em grates poiTe referre tibi ? 
Nil mihi nunc reftat, nil! ut Alleluia cantem, 

Immixtus fanctis caelitibufque Choris ; 
Et cum plenus erit numerus caetufque tuorum, 

Cum proprio rurfus Corpore junctus ero. 

B 2 BeSdes 


Befldes other fons, he had Sir William, his heir, who 
in 1634 was about 80 years old, and married to his firft 
wife Frances, daughter of John Harrington of Wytham on 
the Hill, in Lincolnshire, by whom he had an only fon, 
John ; and to his fecond, Bridget, daughter of Sir Kenelm 
Digby, of Stoke-Dry in the county of Rutland, by whom 
he had three fons, William, Kenelm, and Rowland. — — - 
John Sherard, Efq. only fon by the firft wife, married firft 
Rofe, fifter to William the firft Lord Sherard, by whom he 
had an only daughter Anne, fuppofed to die without ifiue ; 
and, fecondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Brownlow 
of Belton, Efq. who lies buried under a marble monument, 
in the chancel of North-Wytham church, with this memo- 

Near this place 

Lieth interred 

The body of Elizabeth Sherard, 

Lately the wife, in fecond marriage, 

Of John Sherard of Lopthorp, Efq. 

And daughter of Richard Brownlow 

Of Belton near Grantham, Efq. 

She died on the fixth of February, 1 6$ 8, 

Having had ifiue 

Mr. Richard Sherard, her only fon, 

Who married Margaret, daughter of Lumley Dewe 

Of Bifhop-Upton, in the county of Hereford, Efq, 

And Mary, married to Mr. George Middlemore 

Of London, merchant ; 

Frances, married to Mr. Roger Smith 

Of Withcock, in the county of Rutland j 


Audrie, married to Humphrie Brooks 

Of London, Doctor in Phyfick. 

Richard Sherard, Efq. who fucceeded, by his faid wife 
Margaret, had three fons, Sir John ; Sir Richard ; and Sir 
Brownlow, fucceflive Baronets ; and three daughters, Alice, 
married to Sir John Brownlow of Belton, Bart. ; Mary ; 
and Elizabeth, wife of Peter Whitcombe of Braxted, in 
EfTex, Efq. — Their father Richard lies, with his anceftors, 
in the chancel of North-Wytham church, with this in- 
feription : 



Near this place lies the body of Richard Sherard 
Of the Hamlet of Lopthorp in the county of Lin: 
:coln, Efq, the only Ion of John Sherard, Efq. who 
was the eldeft fon of Sir William Sherard j the which 
Richard married Margaret, daughter of Lumley 
Dewe of Bifhop-Upton, in the county of Hereford, 
Efq. and had by her fix children, namely, three 
Sons, (viz.) John, Richard, and Brownlow-; and 
Three daughters, (viz). Alice, Mary, and Elizabeth. 
He died the twelfth day of September, in the year 
of our Lord 1668. 

Sir John, the eldeft fon, was created a Baronet 25 May, 
1674, when about 13 years of age, with remainder to his 
brothers, and their refpective" ifTue male ; and dying unmar- 
ried, was buried with his anceftors under a handfome mo- 
nument, thus infcribed : 

Here lieth the Body of 

Sir John Sherard 

Of Lopthorp, in the county of Lincoln, Bart. 

Son of Richard Sherard, Efq. and Margaret Dewe his wife, 

Who departed this life the firft of Jan. 1724, 

In the 63 d year of his age. 

He was a Gentleman 

Of great fenfe, honour, and merit, 

But preferred a private and fingle life to the cares of 

Publick employments. 

He was High Sheriff of the county of Lincoln 

In the year 1 7 1 j t 

This monument was erpcted by his Executors, 

As a fmall token of gratitude, in honour 

To his memory. 

His brother Sir Richard, the fecond Baronet, dying alfo 
unmarried, was buried with his family, where a monument 
is erected to his memory, having this infcription : 

Near this monument 

Lies interred the Body of 

Sir Richard. Sherard 

Of Lopthorp in this county, Baronet. 

He lived a private life, and beloved by all that knew him, 

And as much lamented at his death. 



He died in the 65th year of his age, 
And on the 14th day of June, 1730. 

Hortour'd where known, endearing where aUied ; 
Much iov'd he liv'd, and much lamented died. 

His brother Sir Brownlow, the third Baronet, was alfp 
buried at North-Wytham, under a handfome marble mo- 
nument, with this memorial : 

Among thofe of his anceftors lie the remains of Sir Brown- 
low Sherard of Lopthorp in this county, Baronet. 

He married Dame Mary, relict of Sir Richard An: 
:derfon of Peniey, in the county of Hertford, Baronet, 
Daughter of the Right Hon. John Methuen, Chan: 
cellor of Ireland, and filler to Sir Paul Methuen, 
Knight of the Bath, and one of his Majefty's moil: 
Honourable Privy Council. He was Gentleman 
Ufher of the Privy Chamber to their Majefties Wil: 
diarn III. Anhe, George I. and George II. He then 
Refigned that poll:, and died one of the Gentlemen of 
The Privy Chamber. His charity was diftributed in 
So peculiar and happy a manner, as to make him a 
Lois to mankind. 

* I7 ^-6. ' P b - J an: 3°- *736* 

• iEtat. fuse 69. 

F. M. P. 

Et Patri et Sibi. 

To fhun the follies, vices, cares of life, 
And private peace prefer to publick ftrife 5 
To tafte below the fweets of Heavenly reft, 
Gives us on earth th* enjoyment of the bleft. 

Thus thought the man, whom virtuous actions gave 
Eafe in the world, and refuge in the grave ; 
Who would not wifh to be like him retir'd, 
And find in death, what he in life denVd. 

Sir Brownlow Sherard, his only fon, the fourth Baronet s 
16 July, 1738, married Mary, elder daughter and t'oheir 
to Thomas Sidney, of Ranworth in Norfolk, Efq. (lixth 
fon of Robert, Earl of Leicefler) and niece to the late Earl; 



lo whom and her iffue, a warrant paffed the Seal 28 March, 
17^2, empowering them to ufe and enjoy the name of 
Sidney, and bear the coat- armour of the faid late Earl of 
Leicefter. Sir Brownlow died in November, 1 748, with- 
out ifTue. 

We now proceed with Thomas Sherard of Stapleford, Thomas. 
Efq. (eldeft fon of Geoffry) anceftor to Lord Sherard. He 
was Sheriff of the county of Rutland for the years 1495 
and 1506; and became poffeffed of the manors of Tighe 
and WhiiTenden in that county, of Stanefby and Gunby in 
the county of Lincoln, and other lands, by marriage with 
Margaret, daughter and heir to Sir John de Hollwell (or 
Holliwell) of Browe and Woodville, Knt. by whom he had 
two fons and two daughters, viz. 

George, his heir. (1) 

Richard, whofe daughter Anne was married to Francis (2) 
Segar, Efq. by whom ihe had William Segar, Garter King 
of Arms ; Francis ; and Jane, married to Lionel Plomtree, 

Daughter Anne, married to Anthony Ellis of Puniton^ (j) 
Efq. and had Thomas, who married Margaret, fecond 
daughter of William Durant of Cottefmore, in the county 
of Rutland, Efq. and Anthony. 

Margaret, to Black of Grantham, Efq. ( 2 ) 

George Sherard of Stapleford, Efq. in 1544 and 1562 George, 
was Sheriff of the county of Rutland, and in i$66 (8 Eliz.) 
the counties of Leicefter and Warwick, uiually ferved by 
one Sheriff, being divided, he was the firft Sheriff of Lef- 
cefterfhire. — He was afterwards knighted, and in 1545 
married Rohefia (Rofe) younger daughter of Sir Thomas 
Pulteney of Mifterton, in the county of Leicefter, (anceftor 
to the Earl of Bath) and had iffue two fons and fix daugh- 
ters ; Francis ; Thomas ; Elinor ; Joyce -, Elizabeth ; Do<- 
rothy ; Sufan ; and Margaret, the fecond wife of William 
Durant of Cottefmore, who died in 1578, leaving by her 
one daughter Rofe, married to Arthur Lang worth, of the 
Brill in Suffex, Efq. — Francis Sherard, the elder fon, Francis, 
married Anne, daughter of Gregory Moore, Efq. and had 
iffue three fons ; Philip, who received the honour of 
Knighthood, and died childlefs, by his wife Ifabel, fifth 
daughter of Sir John Harpur of Swerkiton, in the county 
of Derbyj Knt. ; William, who became heir ; George, who 
died unmarried ; and a daughter Rofe, married to John 
Sherard of Lopinthorpe, Efq. 



Sir Sir William Sherard, who fucceeded at Stapleford, was 

William, knighted by K. James I. at Oatlands 3 July, 1622 ; and 

1 his Majefty K. Charles I. taking his eminent merits and vir- 
.baron, tuous qualities into consideration, was pleafed, by letters pa- 
tent, bearing date 10 July, 1627. to advance him to the 
Peerage of Ireland, by the title of Baron Sherard of Lei- 
trim, and he fat in parliament by proxy 11 June, 1661 x . He 
married Abigail, widow of Henry Trefham, Efq. eldeft fon 
of Sir Thomas Trefham of Newton, in the county of Nor- 
thampton, Knt. eldeft daughter and coheir to Cecil Cave, 
Efq. (third fon of Roger Cave of Stamford in the faid 
county) by his wife Anne, daughter and heir to Anthony 
Bennet of Greenwich in Kent, Efq. and had ifTue five 
fons and two daughters ; Bennet, his fucceiTor ; Philip, an T 
ceftor to Lord Sherard ; George ; Francis ; Henry ; Abi- 
gail, who died 7 June, 1648, and was buried at Green- 
wich •, and Anne, the fecond wife to Nicholas Knollys, ge- 
nerally ftyled Earl of Banbury, and by him, who- died 14 
March, 1673, had two fons and three daughters ; Charles, 
his fucceiTor ; Henry, who died young ; Maria *, Frances ; 
and Catharine. 

Bennet, Bennet, the fecond Lord Sherard, reprefented in parlia- 

2 ment the county of Leicefter in the reigns of Charles II. 
Baron. James II. (by whofe Irifh parliament in 1689 he was attaint- 
ed) and K. William $ by whom, 28 Auguft, 1690, he was 
constituted Cuft. Rot. of the county of Rutland. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter and coheir to Sir Robert Chrifto- 
pher, of Alford in the county of Lincoln, and dying, in 
or about 1698, had ifTue by her, who deceafed 17 Decem- 
ber, 1 7 13, in the 73 year of her age, two fons and two 
daughters •, Chriftopher, an accomplifhed Gentleman, died 
in February, 1681, JEt. 16 years, whofe character may be 
found in a fermon, preached at his funeral 28 of that month, 
by his tutor Thomas Laxton, A. M. ; Bennet, his fucceiTor, 
created Earl of Harborough in England ; Elizabeth, mar^ 
ried firft to Edward Ingram, ' Vifcount Irwin of the king- 
dom of Scotland ; and fecondly to John Noel, Efq. youngr 
eft fon of Baptist,' Vifcount Camden, by his fourth wife 
Elizabeth, daughter of Montague Bertie, Earl of Lindfey ; 
and Lucy, who, 1 January, 17 12, became the fecond wife 
of John, Duke of Rutland, and had four fons and two 


Bennet 3 
1 Lords Journals, I. 24$. 


Bennet, the third Lord Sherard, n March, 1699, was Bennet, 
appointed L. L. and Cuji. Rot. of the county of Rutland 3 3 
was returned to the laft parliament of K. William, member Baron, 
for the county of Leicefter, as he was to the laft of Q^ 
Anne, in 17 13, for that of Rutland ; and waiting on her 
Majefty 16 April, 1705, to the Univerfity of Cambridge, 
was complimented with the degree of L. L. D. After the 
acceffion of K. George I. his Majefty, in confederation of 
his fidelity and fervices, advanced him to the Peerage of 
England, by the title of Lord Harborough, Baron of Har- 
borough, by patent, dated 19 October, 17 14; appointed 
him L, L. of the county of Rutland 12 September, 17 15 5 
.created him Vifcount Sherard of Stapleford 31 October, 
17 18; and 4 May, 17 19, Earl of Harborough, with limita- 
tion of the Barony and Earldom to Philip Sherard of Whif- 
fenden, Efq. and the iffue male of his body ; on 9 of which 
month he was alfo made Lord Warden and Juftice in Eyre 
of all the King's forefts, chaces, parks, &c. north of Trent, 
in which, and his Lieutenancy of the county of Rutland, he 
was continued 15 September, 1727, by K. George II.— 
His Lordfhip married Mary, daughter and heir to Sir 
Henry Calverley of Axeholme, in the Bifhoprick of Dur- 
ham, by whom having no iiTue, and departing this life in 
London 16 October, 1732, he was interred 15 November 
at Stapleford, and fucceeded in his eftate there (his Lordfhip 
leaving 5000I. a year to his £fter the Duchefs of Rutland, 
and 500I. a year, with his houfe in Brewer's -ftreet, Lon- 
don, to his lifter the Lady Irwin) by his fecond coufin Phi- 
lip Sherard of WhifFenden, Efq. grandfon of Philip, -fe- 
cond fon of William, the firft Lord Sherard. 

Which Philip Sherard, Efq. by the gift of his father, p^qjn 
had the eftate and feat of WhhTenden ; and in 1660, com- 
manded a troop of horfe in the county of Rutland, then 
raifed by the Lord Vifcount Camden, for the reftoration 
and fervice of K. Charles II. in ail whole parliaments, viz. 
12, 13, 30, 31, and 33, of his reign, he reprefented the 
faid county, and died in 1695. — He married. Margaret, 
daughter of Sir Thomas Denton of Hiliefden, in the county 
of Bucks, widow of John Poultney, Efq. and alfo of Wil- 
liam Eure, Efq. fecond fon of William Lord Eure, ilain in 
the fervice of K. Charles I. in 1645, by whom he had three 
fons, Bennet, his heir ; Philip ; Denton j and a daughter 
Abigail, married to John Pickering, Efq.- Philip the fe- 
cond fon, married Anne, daughter and coheir to John 
Thoroton of Carr-Coulfton, in Nottinghamihire, M. D. 



(where he alio refided) who wrote the Antiquities of. that 
county, by whom he had twelve children, of whom fix fur- 
vived, and were Robert, William, Bennet, Anna-Marga- 
retta, Mary, and Elizabeth. Robert of Carr-Coulfton, the 

eldeft fon, married Elizabeth, daughter and heir to 

Reading of Sileby in Leicefterfhire, Efq. by whom he had 
one fon Philip, who died 28 April, 1738, and three daugh- 

Bennet. Bennet Sherard of WhhTenden, Efq. was a member of 
the convention and the two fucceeding parliaments, for the 
county of Rutland ; married Dorothy, daughter of Henry, 
Lord Fairfax (which title is extinct) ; widow of Robert 
Stapleton of Wighill, Efq. and died in 1701, having iflue 
by her, who died in January, 1744, four fons and iix 
daughters, the furvivors of whom were Philip, the eldeft 
fon, who became Earl of Harborough ; Margaret, married 
to Dr. John Gilbert, Dean of Exeter, Biihop of Llandaff, 
after Biihop of Salisbury, and died Archbiihop of York ; 
and Mary. 

Philip, Philip, the fourth Lord Sherard, and fecond Earl of 

4 Harborough, was chofen for the county of Rutland to the 

£aron. parliament fummoned to meet at Weftminfter 8 July, 1708 ; 
took his feat in the Engliih Houfe of Peers 8 February, 
1732 ; and 17 July, 1733, was appointed L. L. of the 
county of Rutland. — He married Anne, daughter and heir 
to Nicholas Pedley, of the county of Northampton, Efq. 
eldeft fon of Sir Nicholas Pedley of Huntingdon, Knt. Ser- 
jeant at Law, and deceafmg at Stapleford 20 July, 1750, 
had iflue by her, who died in London 11 February pre- 
ceeding, fix fons and eight daughters, of whom five fons 
and four daughters furvived their infancy, namely, Bennet, 
his mccerTor; John (appointed 18 May, 1736, Lieutenant 
of the Yeomen of the Guard, and died in May, 1 746) ; 
Robert ; Daniel •, Philip, in the army, and 30 April, 1770* 
was made a Major- General ; daughter Lady Dorothy, (mar- 
ried to Reverend James Torkington, Rector of King's- 
Rippon and Stewkley-Parva in Muntingdonfhire, fon and 
heir to James Torkington of Great-Stewkley, Efq. and had 
iflue) •, Lady Lucy ; Lady Sufanna ; and Lady Urfula, who 
died in September, 1745. 
Bennet Bennet, the fifth Lord Sherard, 27 June, 1748, mar- 

- ' ried the Lady Elizabeth Verney, daughter of Ralph Earl 

Baron. Verney; by her Ladyfhip, who died 7 June, 1756, and 
was interred at Stapleford, he had no iiTue. He married 
fecondly Frances, daughter of the Hon. William Noel, 



Chief Juftice of Chefter, after a Judge of the Court of 
Common Pleas in England ; and by this Lady, who died 
j 5 September, 1760, he had a daughter Lady Frances, 
born 12 April, 1759, and married 18 April, 1776, to Cap- 
tain George Morgan of the foot guards. His Lordfhip 
married, thirdly, 31 March, 1761, Margaret, daughter of 
Thomas Hill, of Fern in county of Salop, by her he had a 
daughter flill born, and a fon Bennet, who died 2 1 Februa- 
ry, 1768, and was buried at Stapleford. Her Ladyfhip 
dying loon after her delivery, his Lordfhip married fourth- 
ly, 8 October 1767, Elizabeth, eldefl daughter of Sir 
Thomas Cave of Stamford-Hall, in county of Leicefler, 
Bart, reprefentative thereof in parliament, and L. L. D. 
and dying 24 February, 1770, without hTue male, was 
fucceeued in the honours by his next furviving brother 

Robert, the fixth and prefent Lord Sherard, born 1 Robert, 
October, 17 19, who, entering into holy orders, was Rector 6 
of Teigh, in county of Rutland, alfo of Whitfloe, in coun- Lord, 
ty of Huntingdon, Prebendary and Canon Reiidentiary of 
Salifbury, and Prebendary of Southwell, in county of Not- 
tingham, which preferments he reiigned in 1773. ^ e mar " 
ried nrfl Catharine, eldefl daughter and coheir to Edward 
Hearft, Efq. of Salifbury j fhe dying 5 February, 1765, 
without ifTue, he married, fecondly, in January, 1767, the 
daughter of William Reeves, of Melton Mowbray, in coun- 
ty of Leicefler, Efq. and by her, who died at Bath in No- 
vember, 1770, had Philip his heir, born 10 October, 1767 ; 
and a daughter Lady Lucy, born in October, 1 769 ; and 
his Lordfhip, 25 May, 1772, married to his third and pre- 
fent Lady, Dorothy, daughter and heir to William Ro- 
berts of Glaifton, in the county of Rutland, Efq. by 
whom he has a daughter, Lady Dorothy-Sophia^ born 17 
April, 1775 T . 

Titles.] Robert Sherard, Earl and Baron of Harbo- 
rough, and Baron Sherard of Leitrim. 

Creations.] B. Sherard of the county of Leitrim, 
10 July, 1627, 3 Car. I. B. Harborough of Harborough, 
in the county of Leicefler, 19 October, 1714, 1 Geo. I. 
and E. of Harborough, 4 May, 17 19, $ Geo. I. 

Arms.] Pearl, a Cheveron, Ruby, between three Tor- 

Crest.] In a Ducal Coronet, a Peacock's Tail, erect 


1 Collins, IV. 367, 3 <S8; 


Supporters.] Two Rams, Pearl, armed and ungulcd. 

Motto.] £Eostis Honori Invidia. 

Seats.] Stapleford, in county of Leicefter, 72 miles 
from London ; and WhifFenden, ' in county of Rutland, 
about 100 miles from London. 


C *3 3 


JL HIS truly noble family of Seymour, anciently written 
St. Maur, Semor, Semere, and De Sto. Mauro, from a 
place of that name in Normandy, entered England with 
William the Conqueror ; of whom Roger de Sto. Mauro Roger, 
lived in the reign of Henry I. Almericus de Sto. Mauro 
was Mafter of the Order of Knights Templars ; and Milo Milo. 
de St. Maur was one of the Barons of England in the reign 
of K. John j from whom defcended Nicholas, who was fre-Ni c ] 30 i as# 
quently in the wars of K. Edward I. with Scotland, but had 
fummons to Parliament only in 8 Edw. II. and died I o of 
that King ; being fucceeded by his fon Thomas, the father Thomas, 
of Nicholas, who ferved in the wars with France, was Nicholas, 
fummoned to Parliament from 25 to 34 Edw. III. and died 
the year after, leaving two fons, Nicholas, who died a minor ; 
and Richard, who received fummons to Parliament as a Ba- Richard, 
ron from 4 Rich. II. to 2 Hen. IV. in which year (15 May) 
he departed this life, leaving a fon of his own name, who Richarc^ 
accompanied the Earl of Surry into Ireland j ferved in the 
wars of France, and was fummoned to Parliament from 3 to 
8 Hen. IV. but left only a daughter and heir Alice, married 
to Sir William Le Zouch. 

But the moft early and certain information concerning the 
immediate anceftors of Lord Conway, and the place of their * 
refidence, is thus given by Camden in his Britannia (title, 
MsnmouthJIjire) " Not far from Caldecot are Wondy and 
" Penhow, the feats formerly of the illuftrious family of St. 
u Maur, now corruptly called Seymour. For we find, that 
" about the year 1 240 (in order to wreft Wondy out of the 
" hands of the Welch) Gilbert Marfhall, Earl of Pembroke, 
" was obliged to affift William of St. Maur, from whom 
K was defcended Roger [or John] of St. Maur, Knt. who 
€( married one of the heirefTes of the illuftrious John Beau* 
" champ, the noble Baron of Hache, who was defcended 
i( from Sybil, one of the coheirs of that moft puiiTant Wil- 
u liam Marfhall, Earl of Pembroke, from William Ferrers, 
" Earl of Derby, Hugh de Vivon, and William Mallet, 
(( men of great eminence in their times : The nobility of 
" all which, as alfo of feveral others, as may be made very 
€i evident, centred in the Right Honourable Edward de St. 

" Maur, 


cs Maur, or Seymour, now Earl of Hertford, a Angular en* 
" courager of virtue and learning," 
Sir This Sir William St. Maur, foon after became pofTefTed of 

William. Woundy, Penhow, &c. in Monmouthfhire, at the latter of 
which places he fixed the feat of his family ; the church was 
dedicated to St. Maur ; the park was called by that name ; 
and here likewife they had their caftle, which continued with 

them till the reign of Henry VIII. His fon and heir was 

S ,r Sir Roger St. Maur, Lord of the Manor of Woundy, &c* 
■ Ko o er * w ho died before 28 of Edward I. and was fucceeded by 2 
Roger, fon of his own name, Lord of Penhow and Woundy •, living 

8 Edw. II. who by the daughter and heir of Damarel 

of the county of Devon, had two fons. 
(i-) John, Lord of Penhow, wlio died 32 Edw. III. leaving 
Roger his heir, 18 years of age, after whofe deceafe the 
inheritance fell to the family of Boylas, who bore the Sey- 
mour's arms, and whofe heir-general was married to Sir 
George Somerfet, third fon of Charles, firft Earl of Wor- 
( 2 -) Sir Roger de St. Maur, Lord of Windy or Woundy, by 

^ ir his brother's gift was feated at Evinfwinden in the county of 
xvoger. Yf jits, and by his marriage with Cecilia, fecond daughter 
of John de Beauchamp, Baron of Hache in the county of 
Somerfet, lifter and coheir to her brother John, who died 
3 5 Edw. III. considerably added both to the fortune and dig- 
nitv of his .family, and occasioned their removal into Somer- 

fetfhire to their very great advantage *. His fon, Sir 

Sir William Seymour of Evenfwinden, 30 Edw. III. attended 
William, the Prince of Wales into Gafcony, and on that account had 


* Camden informs us In thefe words, that " the Beauchamps, otherwife 
w called De Bello-Campo, have flourifhed in great honour from the time of 
" Henry II. efpecially fince Cecilia de Fortibus, defcended from the Earls de 
" Ferrariis, and from that famous Marfhal of England, William, Earl of 
u Pembroke, was married into this family. But in the reign of Edward III. 
w the eftate was divided by filters, between Roger de St. Mauro, or Seymour,, 
" and John Meriel, both of them fprung from ancient and honourable an- 
" ceftors. This was the caufe why Henry VIII. after he had married Jane 
*' Seymour, Edward VI's mother, made Edward Seymour, her brother, Vif- 
*' count Beauchamp, whom K. Edward VI. afterwards advanced to the ho- 
*' nour of Duke of Somerfet."—— —The faid Cicely had afligned for her fhare, 
on the partition of the inheritance of the Beauchamps, the manors of Hache, 
$hepton Beauchamp, Murifield, and the third part of Shepton- Mallet in So- 
merfetfhire ; certain lands in Sturminfter-Marfhal in Com. Dorfet ; the ma- 
nors of Boultbury and Plaberton in Com. Devon ; the manor of Dourton in 
Com. Bucks ; Little-Haw in Com. Sun , and 2. parts of the manor of Selling 
in Com, Cane. She furvived her hufoand, and died 17 Rich. II. Roger, 
fon of William Seymour being her grandfon and heir, and then zj yeara of 


the King's letters of protection, dated at Bamberg 8 Fe- 
bruary. He fometimes refided at Woundy, as appears by his 
deed, dated there 50 Edw. III. wherein he is ftyled, Will. 
Seymour Miles, filius et haeres Rogeri Seymour, militis. His 
wife was Margaret, daughter and heir to Simon de Brockbu- 
ry of Brockbury in the county of Hereford, by Joan, lifter 
and heir to Sir Peter Delamere, and dying 1 3 Rich. II. left 
Roger his heir, of full age, who married Maud, daughter Roger, 
and coheir to Sir William Efturmi of Chadham in Wiltshire *, 
and deceaiing in 1420 (8 Hen. V.) left John of Evinfwinden Sir Joha, 
his heir, then above 20 years of age^ who, by inquifition, 
taken in 1442 (10 Hen. V.) in the county of Gloucefter, 
was found coulin and heir to Sir Peter Delamere, viz. fon of 
Margaret, daughter of Joan, fifter of the faid Peter. 

He was a very noted and a&ive perfon ; was Sheriff ill 
143 1, 9 Hen. VI. for the county of Southampton 1 , as he was 
the next year for Wiltfhire ; and 1 2 Hen. VI. when the 
title of the Houfe of York was fet on foot, and all perfons of 
note throughout England, fummoned to take the oaths, to 
preferve the peace for themfelves and retainers, he appeared 
for. the laft county, being the firft mentioned in the lift after 
the Knights ; in which year he was Sheriff of the counties of 
Dorfet and Somerfet, and was honoured with Knighthood 
before 25 Hen. VI. when he was again Sheriff of the county 
of Southampton, which office he likewife ferved again for 
Wiltfhire 29 of that King*, and was one of its Reprefenta- 
tives in the Parliament held at Reading the 3.1 of his reign. 
In 3 2 Hen. VI. he was a third time Sheriff for South- 
ampton, and four years after ferved that office for the county 

of Hereford 3 . He married Ifabel, daughter and heir to 

William Mac- Williams of Briftol, (who died in 1483) and 


* He was Lord of Wolphall in the fame county; and this family of Eftur- 
mi were bailiffs and guardians of Savernake-Foreft by tight of inheritance 
from the time of Henry II. in remembrance whereof their hunter's horn of 
a mighty bignefs, and tipped with filver, is preferved in the Duke of Somer- 
fet' s family, as a monument of their defcent from fuch worthy anceftors.— * 
Among the records of the Tower of London is one of K. Edward III. con- 
cerning this tenure, importing, that Henry Sturmy (as the name was then 
written) and M. his wife held the manors of Borebach and Conelesfeld in 
Wiltfhire in capite, by the fervice of keeping the bail of the whole forefi: of 
Savernake, and the farm, called La Ferns therein, and by the fervice of find- 
ing a man, armed with a coat of mail, when the King would have him be- 
yond fca : For the keeping of which foreft and farm they had many pri- 
vileges, rights and emoluments, as may befeenby the faid record, tranfkte<2 
in the firft volume (page 452) of Kent's Abridgement of GuilHm* Heraldry. 

* Fuller's Werthie*. * Idem, . 3 u im . 


deceafmg in 1464, (4 Edw. IV.) had Iflue John, his heir 
apparent, who was Sheriff of Wiltfhire 36 Hen. VI. and 
died the year before his father, leaving by Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter and heir to Sir Robert Coker of Laurence-Lydiard in the 
county of Somerfet, who after married Sir Nicholas Carew 
of Hacombe in Devonfhire, two fons, John, his heir ; and 
Humphry of Evinfwinden, who by Elizabeth, daughter and 
coheir to Thomas Window of Burton in Oxfordshire, was 
anceftor to the Seymours of that county ; and probably to 
thofe of Hanford in Dorfetfhire, who diftinguifhed their 
Coat-Armour bv a Chief % charged with three Martlets. 

John. John Seymour, the elder fon, was 1 4 years of age at the 

death of his grandfather, and feated at Wolphall ; married 
to his firft wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir George Dareli of" 
Littlecote in Wiltfhire, Keeper of the great Wardrobe to K. 
Edward IV. by his wife Margaret, daughter of John, Lord 
Stourton ; and fecondly the daughter of Robert Hardon, by 
whom he had a fon, Roger Seymour of Andover, Efq. who left 
four daughters, his coheirs. — By the fir ft wife his iiTue were- 
' four fons and four daughters, viz. Sir John, his heir ; Sir 
George, SherifFof Wiltfhire 14 Hen. VII. ; Sir Robert; Sir 
William (made Knight of the Bath at the marriage of Prince 
Arthur, eldeft. fon of K. Henry VII. and by his will, made 
3 September, 1503, orders his body to be buried in Jofeph 
of Aramathea's chapel in the Abbey of Glaftonbury) ; Mar- 
garet, married to Sir Nicholas Wad! am , Jane, to Sir John 
Huddlefton of Marlefton in Cumberland ; Elizabeth, to John 
Crofts, Efq. and Catharine, died unmarried. 

Sir John. Sir John Seymour, the eldeft fon, fucceeded his father in 
1 49 1, 7 Hen. VII. and was a Commander againft the Lord 
Audley and the Cornifh rebels at Blackheath in Kent, 1 2 
Henry VII. when he was knighted by the King in the field 
of battle for his valiant deportment ; and ferving K. Henry 
VIII. in his wars in France and Flanders, was made a Bana- 
ret in 1 5 1 2, for his conduct at the fiege of Therouenne and 
Tournay, and the enfuing battle of fpurs> fo denominated 
on account of the confternation and diforder of the French 
in their flight, who m^de more ufe of their fpurs than their 
fpears. — In 7 and 1 8 of Henry VIII. he was Sheriff of the 
counties of Dorfet and Somerfet, as he was in 10 and 16 for 
Wiltfhire ; and in 151 7, being then a Knight of the King's 
body, had the Conftablefhip of Briftol-Caftle conferred on 
him for his own life, and that of Edward his fon. — In 1520 
he attended the King to his great interview with Francis, 
the French King, between Guifnes and Ardres, having in 



his retinue one chaplain, 1 1 fervants, and 8 led horfes ; and 
when the Emperor Charles V. came into England, in 1522, 
he was appointed to attend the King at Canterbury 27 May, 
in order to his folemn reception. — In 1 ^30, he was appoint- 
ed, with four others of the county of Wilts, to inquire into 
the poiTeffions of Cardinal Wolfey ; and at the fecond inter- 
view with the French King at Bulloigne in 1532, was a Groom 
of the Bedchamber. — He married Margaret, fecond dau^h- 
ter of Sir Henry Wentworth of Nettlefted in Suffolk, (made 
Knight of the Bath at the marriage of Richard, Duke of 
York, fecond fon of K. Edward IV. and his wife was Anne, 
daughter and heir of Sir John Say) and departing this life 
21 December, 1536, in the 60 year of his age, was buried 
in Eafton-Priory church, Wiltfhire, on the diffolution of 
which his remains were removed, and buried 30 September, 
1590, in the chancel of the church of Great-Bedwin ; his 
aflue by his laid lady, who died in 1550, were fix fons and 
four daughters, viz. 

John, who died unmarried 15 July, 1520. (1) 

Edward, created Duke of Somerfet, the greats but un- (2) 
fortunate promoter and ornament of his family. 

Sir Henry, who was knighted at the Coronation of Ed- (3) 
ward VI. being one of the forty in fubftitution of Knights ** amily 
of the Bath, who were not created for want of time to per- .. 

form the ceremony. In 155 1, being in the King's fervice, arv 
he had a grant of lands of the yearly value of 186I. os. qd. 
among which were the large manors of Marvell and Twyford 
in the county of Southampton, with a parcel of land be- 
longing to the fee of Winchefter ; and the year after had a 
grant, for life, of the manors of Summerford and Hurn in 
thefaid county, with other lands, to the value of 202L 6s. 
yd. He was Knight for Wiltfhire in the parliament called 
by that King, and in 1568 Sheriff of the county of Sou- 
thampton •, married Barbara, daughter of Thomas Morgan, 
Efq. and left iffue Sir John Seymour of Marvell, Knt. Sheriff 
of the fame county in 1592, from whom no male iffue is 
remaining ; and a daughter Jane, married to Sir John Rod~ 
ney of Stoke-Fvodney and Pilton in Somerfetfhire. 

Sir Thomas Seymour of Holt, who 32 Hen. VIII. upon /.\ 
the triumphal jufting> held at Weftminfler on May-day (be- Thomas, 
ing then a Knight) was one of the challengers to all comers Lord 
from France, Flanders, Scotland, and Spain ; and three Seymour 
years after, being one of the Gentlemen of the Privy Cham- of 
ber, he was conftituted Mafter of the Ordnance for life - Sudeley. 
Marfhal of the forces under Sir John Wallop, fent in aid of 

Vol. VII, Q * Maximiliaa 


Maximilian the Emperor, againfr. the French King ; and alfe* 
of thofe fent into France, under his brother, the Earl of 
Hertford, and diftinguifhed himfelf in feveral other military 

commands. He was alfo one of thofe, whom the King, 

on his death-bed, appointed affirmants to his executors in 
matters of great confequence ; was created Lord Seymour of 
Sudeley 17 February, 1546; the next year a Knight of the 
Garter, and Lord High Admiral of England ; and 10 April, 

one of the Privy Council. He married the Lady Catharine 

Parr, Queen Dowager of England, widow of K. Henry VIII. 
which Lady died in September, 1548 ; 19 January fol- 
lowing he was committed to the Tower, for his confpiracies 
and finifter ambitious defigns againft. the King and his own 
brother the Protector ; and 22 February a full report was 
made to the council of all his mifdemeanors, confirming of 
33 articles, which being manifeftly proved, both by witneffes 
and letters under his own hand, and the matter referred by 
the King to the Parliament, a bill of attainder was pafled 
againft him 5 March ; on the 20 of which month his head 
was cut off, and his body buried in the Tower *. 

v5/ *' , 3 ft > both died young;. 

/£) Anthony, 3 -: 

(ij Daughter Jane, was married 20 May, 1536, to K. Henry 

VIII. (the day after Q^Anna Bullein was beheaded) and 
was mother of K. Edward VI. of whom fhe died in child- 
birth 14 October, 1537, and was buried in the choir of the 
church within the caftle of Windfor, greatly lamented by the 
whole realm, being reputed not only the faireft, but the 
B difcreeteft of all the King's wives; her death fo much 
afflicted the King, that he kept himfelf in mourning the fes- 
tival time of Chriftmas, and continued a widower more than 
three years. N 

(2) Elizabeth, married firft to Sir Anthony Oughtred, Go- 
vernor of Jerfey and Berwick ; fecondly to Gregory, Lord 
Cromwell, fon and heir to Thomas, Earl of EiTex ; and 
thirdly to John, Lord St. John of Baling, afterwards Marquefs 
of Winchefter. 

(3) Margery, died an infant. 

(4) Dorothy, firft married to Sir Clement Smith of Little- 
Badow in Eflex ; and fecondly to Thomas, younger brother 
to Edward Leventhorp of Stringey-Hall in Hertfordfhire, 


* The whole proceedings againft this NeMeiJian may b$ &ea ifl the ?& 
folwneof the Stats Trials, p, u &«. 


Sir Edward Seymour, the eldeft fori, after fome ftay at ^ Sir 
the Univerfity of Oxford, was removed to Cambridge Edward, 
(whereof he was ele&ed Chancellor q8 Hen. VIII.) andP uke ° f 
thence returning to his father at court, when martial atchiev- 
ments were encouraged by Henry VIII. he took early to 
arms, fpenthis youth in the wars ; landed at Calais with the 
Duke o'f Suffolk 24 Auguft, 1523 j was at the taking of 
Bray, Roye, and Montdidier in France, when, for his pru- 
dent conduct and valiant behaviour, he received the honour 
of Knighthood from that Duke at Roye on All-Hallows day. 

Jn 1524, (16 Hen. VIIL) being one of the Efquires of 

the Houfhold, he was a challenger before the King in the 
Tilt-Yard at Greenwich, on his keeping a Royal Chriftmas 
there ; and three years after accompanied Cardinal Wolfey 

on an embafly to the French King In 1532, being 

Efquire for the Body to the King, he attended him to his in- 
terview with Francis, the French King, at Bulloigne, and 
upon his lifter Jane's marriage, was one of the Knights for 
the King's Body, and created, on that folemnity, Vifcount 
Beauchamp, by reafon of his defcent from an heir female of 
that houfe ; being the fame year, with Sir Richard Bulkeley, 
conftitutecL Chancellor and Chamberlain of North- Wales for 
life ; and Captain of the Ifle of Jerfey, the government of 
which, when he fell into his troubles, he willingly refigned 

to Sir Hugh Paulet. 18 October, 1537, he was created 

Earl of Hertford; was fent over to France in 1540, to dis- 
pute the limits of the Englifh borders ; and on his return, 
elected at Hampton-Court 9 January a Knight of the Order . 
of the Garter. ; 

In 1541, (33 Hen. VIII.) on the Scots deny' eg their ho- 
mage, he accompanied the Duke of Norfolk in his expedition 
to that kingdom ; was made Lord Great Chamberlain of 
England for life in 1542; and that year being appointed 
Lieutenant-General of the North, with a well furnimed ar- 
my, he embarked for Scotland with 200 fail of mips, and 
landing in the Frith, took Leith and Edinburgh, and after 
plundering and burning them, marched by land into Eng- 
land. In 1544, the King being at the fiege of Bulloigne, 

he joined him there 13 Auguft, with feveral troops of Al- 
mainsy &c. and on the taking thereof, routed an army of 
14000 French, who lay near encamped, won their ordnance, 
treafure, and tents, with the lofs of only one man ; and re- 
turned by land to Guifnes, taking by the way, within fhot 
and refcue of Arde y the caftle of Outing, commonly called 
the Red Pile \ and 9 September, with thirty others, treated 

C 2, vr\th 


with the French about peace. — In 1545 (37 Hen. VIII.) the 
Scots, with 5000 auxiliaries from France, making feveral in- 
curfions on the borders, he deftroyed all the towns upon the 
middle marches, and palling towards the weft, made great 
fpoil in tliofe parts. — The French foon after endeavouring to 
regain Bulloigne, he forced them to retreat, and in the pur- 
fuit, befides the ilaughter, gained feveral trophies of his fuc- 
cefs ; the fame year alfo invading and fpoiling Picardy, he 
began to eredt the forts of Newhaven, Blacknefs, and Bul- 
lin^berge,. which, before his departure, in a few weeks were 
made tenable ; and yet it is obfe'rved, that by all thefe fer- 
vices and honours, he never rofe into haughtinefs in himfelf, 
or contempt of others. 

In 1546 the Earl of Surrey, Governor of Bulloigne, being 
removed, hewasfent thither with an army of 9300 men, 
to oopofe the French j after which, upon propofals of peace, 
he was conftituted Chief Commiffioner for that treaty, which 
was concluded betwixt Guimes and Ardres. And the King 
lying on his death-bed, left him a legacy of 500I. in his will, 
appointing him one of his executors, and of the council to 
his {on -, and ordered, that (after his deceafe) he mould be 
Earl Marihal, Lord Treafurer, and Duke of Somerfet, Exe- 
ter, or Hertford, and his fon Earl of Wiltfhire, with 800I. 
G. vear of lands, and 300I. a year out of the next Bifhop's 
land that fell void. —After the King's death (28 January, 
1546) he immediately repaired to young K. Edward at Hert- 
ford, and conducting him to London, was by the Council 
(2 February) unanimoufly elected Protector of his realms, 
dominions and fubjects, and Governor of his perfon, until 
he fhould accomplifh the age of 18 years; to which office 
he was deemed moir fit, in that he was his Majefty's uncle, 
very near to him in blood, but yet of no capacity to fucceed ; 
by reafon whereof, his natural affection and duty were th® 
Jefs eafy to be fwayed by ambition ; and he was proclaimed 
according to the ufual cuftom, by the heralds and found of 

trumpet, through the city of London. On 6 February,, 

j 546, he knighted K. Edward within the Tower ; on the 
10 of that month was conftituted Lord Treafurer of England ; 
•fras Governor of the Ifles of Guernfey and jerfey; and 
though he had the titles of Vifcount Beauchampand Earl of 
Hertford, yet being no Baron by formal creation, was ad- 
vanced to that degree of honour 15 of that month, with li- 
mitation to the heirs male of his body by his fecond wife, 
remainder to his fon Edward, by his firft wife ; and by the 
title of Baron- Seymour, " TJjat tha naros of the family (as 

" tfec 


fc the King in the patent exprefTeth it) from which his mofc 
te beloved mother Jane, late Queen of England, drew her 
" beginning, might not be clouded by any higher title, or 
46 colour of dignity." Alio, 1 7 February, he was created 
Duke of Someriet, with the like remainders, and for default 
of fuch irTue, to the heirs-male of his body by any other 
wife ; Upon which day like wife, in coniideration of his good, 
laudable, and acceptable fervices, he was appointed Earl 
Marfhal of England for life, with a licence to carry a Golden 
Staff, as well in the King's prefence as abfence, tipped at 
each end with black, having at the upper end the King's 
arms, and at the lower, his own. 

On 1 3 March following, by patent, dated at Weftminfter, 
containing very extenhve powers and authority, he was made 
Protector, and Governor of the King and his realms ; and. 
27 May had licence to retain and keep 200 perfons, with a 
grant (9 July) of Scoo marcs a year during his proteclorfhip, 
and 3 November this Ipecial privilege, that he mould lit 
alone, and be placed at ail times, as well in the King's pre- 
fence in parliament, as in his abfence, upon the midft of the 
bench or ftool, ftanding next on the right hand of the 
Throne in the Parliament Chamber 5 and to enjoy all privi- 
leges, preheminences, prerogatives, and liberties, in all 
things, as any Uncle to a King of England, or any Protec- 
tor of their dominions, had tifed or enjoyed in Parliament. 
-rr- 20 February, 1547, he was Lord High Steward at the 
King's Coronation ; and in the rlrft year of his adminiitration, 
prudently made a peace with France, and turned all his 
thoughts to bring about the marriage of his nephew the 
King, with Mary Stewart, daughter and heir 'to James V. 
King of Scotland ; but the reafons he enforced to that end 
taking no effect, the King, by the advice of his council, 21 
Auguit, 1548, appointed him his Lieutenant and Captain 
General by a very ample commiilion ; in virtue whereof 
having prepared an army, he entered Scotland 2 September, 
took the caftles of Dunglafs, Thornton, and Innerwyck, %nd 
(the 10) fought that memorable battle of Muffelburgh, the 
fignal victory of which day was principally gained by his un- 
daunted courage, and prudent conduct, and put an end to 
the Scots ever making head, to any purpofe, againft. the Eng- 
IiJIj. The day after the battle he took Leith, garrifoned the 
Ifie of St. Columba in the Frith, and Hume-Caffie •, wafted 
Edenburgh, and receiving a mefiage from the Queen, and 
the Governor of Scotland, offering a treaty, he ordered 
t^em to fend comminioners. to Berwick for that purpofe. As 



he returned to England, the chief men of the country took 
an oath to K. Edward, delivering up all the places of ftrength 
in their refpective counties : He then fortified Roxburgh, 
and to encourage his men, wrought two hours with his own. 
hands, putting 300 foldiers, and 200 pioniers in it. On 29 
September, he returned into England, full of honour^, 
having loir throughout that expedition not above 60 men ; 
and the King rewarded him with lands of the yearly value of 

But not long after this, his power and near alliance to th& 
King expofing him to the envy of the nobility, efpecially of 
John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, they fought to di- 
vert, him of his high potts, and oblige him to furrender the 
King's perfon, which he was prevailed on to do, to prevent 
the efYufion of blood ; notwithftanding which, fo malicioully 
did they carry on their profecution againft him, (as is relate 
ed at large by Hollinihed and other hiftorians) that at length 
they brought him to the fcaffold on Tower-hill 22 January, 
155 1, to the general grief of the whole realm ; and his head 
and body being put into a coffin, were carried to the Tower, 
and buried on the north fide of the choir of St. Peter's 
church.? — He married to his firft wife Catharine, daughter 
and coheir to Sir William Fillol of Woodland in Dorfetfhire, 
by whom he had two fons, Edward, anceftor to the Lord 
Conway ; and John, who married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Sir George Daverell, and was father of Sir John, Seymour, 

who had three fons. Sir John, George, and Robert. His 

fecond wife was Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Stanhope of 
Rampton in the county of Nottingham, which lady died a,t 
Hanworth in 1587, and at her funeral, by (^Elizabeth's orr 
ders, the prime officers of ftate attended, which was very 
magnificently folemnized in St. Nicholas's chapel, in Weft- 
minfter Abbey, 4 July, where a monument, 24 feet high 3 
is erected to her memory, with this infcription : 

Here lies entombed the noble Dutchefs of Somerfet 
Anne, fpoufe unto that renowned Prince Edward, 
Duke of Scmeriet, Earl of Hertford, Vifcount Beauchamp, 
And Baron Seymour, Companion of the moft famous 
Knightly Order of the Garter, Uncle to K. Edward VI. 
Governor of his Royal Perfon, and moft worthy 
Protector of all his realms, dominions and fubjefts ; 
Lieutenant- General of all his armies ; Treafurer, and 
Earl Marina! of England, Governor and Captain of 
The Jfles of Guernfey and Jerfey. Under whofe profperousi 


Conduct, glorious victory hath been fo often, and Co 

fortunately obtained at Edenburgh, Leith, and Muffelburgh Field. 

A Princefs, defcended of noble lineage, being 
Daughter to the worthy Knight Sir Edward Stanhope, 
By Elizabeth his wife, that was daughter to Sir 
Foulk Bourchier, Lord Fitz Warren, from whom our 
Modern Earls of Bath are fprung. Son he was to 
William, Lord Fitz- Warren, that was brother to Henry, 
Earl'ofEflex, and John, Lord Berners, whom William 
Their fire (fometime Earl of Ewe in Normandy) 
Begat on Anne, the fole heir of Thomas of Woodftock, 
Duke of Gloucefter, younger fon to the mighty Prince, 
King Edward III. and of his wife Eleanoraj coheir unto 
The tenth Humphrey de Bohun, that was Earl of 
Hereford, EiTsx, and Northampton, high Conftable of 

Many children bare this Lady unto her Lord of 
Either fort, viz. Edward, Earl of Hertford \ Henry ; and 

Edward ; Anne, Countefs of Warwick ; Margaret ; Jane ; 
Mary •, Catharine, and Elizabeth : And with firm faith in, 
Chrill, and in a mod mild manner, rendered ffife this 
Life, at 90 years of age, qn Eafter-day, the 1 6th of 
April, anno 1 5 87. 

The Earl of Hertford, Edward, her eldeft fon, in 
This doleful duty careful and diligent, doth confecrate 
This monument to his dear parent : Not for her 
Honour, wherewith (living) fhe did abound, and now 
Departed, flourimeth ; but for the dutiful love he bears 
Her, and for his laft teftification thereof. 

Their children were Edward (Earl of Hertford, anceftor 
to Algernon, feventh Duke of Somerfet, who by fpecial entail 
was made inheritor, by defcent from his father, of all his 
dignities and moft of his lands, an account of whom, and 
his pofterity, may be found in the Peerage of England) ; 
Henry, in 1588, the memorable year of the Spanilh invali- 
on, had 40 mips under his command on the coaft of the Low 
Countries, to prevent the Prince of Parma's putting to fea 
with his forces ; he married Jane, daughter of Thomas Per- 
cy, the feventh Earl of Northumberland ; Edward; Anne, 
firft married 3 June, 155©} to John Dudley, Earl of War- 
wick, eldeft: fon of John, Duke of Northumberland, and 
fecondly, to Sir Edward Unton of Wadley in the county of 
Oxford, Knight of the Bath ; Margaret died unmarried ; as 



did Jane (at the age of 19 years) 19 March, 1560, and lie§ 
buried in the floor of St. Nicholas's chapel, Weftminfter 
Abbey, having a monument erected, by her brother, with 
thefe lines ; 

Ingenio prseftans, et vultu Jana decoro, 

Nobilis arte fuit vocis, et arte manus. 
Hanc Venus et Pallas certant utra debet habere, 

Vult Venus effe fuam, Pallas et effe fuam : 
Mors vero virgineo figens in pedtore telum ; 

Neutrius (inquit) erit, fed mihi prseda jacet, 
Corpore Jana jacet, tellurem terra fubibit, 

Sed pius in cceli fpiritus arce fedet) 5 

Mary (was firfr. married to Andrew, eldeft, fon of Sir 
Richard Rogers of Brianftown in the county of Dorfet ; and 
fecondly to Sir Henry Peyton) ; Catharine, died unmarried 5 
and Elizabeth, was the fecond wife of Sir Richard Knight- 
ley of Falvefley in the county of Northampton. 
S' r Sir Edward Seymour, the eldeft fon of Edward, Duke of 

Edward. s orner f e t by his nrft wife, was poffeffed of a good eftate at 
Bury-Pomeroy in the county of Devon, purchafed by his 
father from Sir Thomas Pomeroy *, whom he accompanied 
in the battle of Muffelburgh, and for his valour received the 
honour of Knighthood.— —In 1585 he was- Sheriff of the 
faid county ; married Jane (or Margaret) daughter of John 
Walfhe, Efq. Juftice of the Court of Common-Pleas, and 
died 6 May, 1593, (35 Eli?.) leaving 
Sir Edward his heir, then 3 o years of age and upwards ; who was 

Edward, cno fen to parliament for the county of Devon 35 and 43 Eliz. 

_ l and 1 James I. of which county he was alfo Sheriff 3 7 Eliz. and 

.Baronet. j ames J. by which King, 29 June, itfn, he was created a 
Baronet ; and having in 1570 married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Sir Arthur Champernon of Dartington in Devonihire, departs 
cd this life at Bury-Pomeroy Caftle 1 1 April, 1613, and was 


* 6" September, 1 §5^, he had a grant, dated at Ely, to him and his heirs, 
of the lordfhips and manors of Walton, Shedder, and Stowey, the Park of 
Stowey, and the Hundred of Water Stock in the county of Sornerfet, part of 
his father's eftate, from whofe death no provifion had been made for him ; 
hut being a great oeconomift, he made feveral purchafes, among which was 
the manor of Maiden-Bradley, in the reign of Q^Mary, from the commif* 
iicners appointed t© difpofe of church-land^ ; and the caftle, honour, and 
manor cf Totnefs in the reign of Q^_ Eliz. and by the inquifition, taken after 
his death at Totnefs zo September, 1593, in which he has the title of Lord 
Seymour, it appears, that he died feized of the afqrefaid eftateg, of the ad- 
vewfon of the church of Bury, and divers others. 


Buried in the parifn church (27 May) with great folemnity, 
the principal gentlemen of the county attending His ifFue 
were live fons, and four daughters, viz. Sir Edward ; John, 
who married a filter of Sir Nicholas Slaning, Knt. ; William, 
and Walter, who both died childlefs ; Richard, (who by 

the daughter of- Raihleigh, had a fon Richard, who 

died unmarried, and two daughters, Amy and Bridget) \ 
Mary, married to Sir George Farewell of Fil-Bifhop and, 
Taunton in the county of Somerfet ; Elizabeth, to George 
Gary of Cockington in Devonshire, Efq. third Ion of John 
Gary of Dudley in the county of Stafford, Efq. (by whom 
ihe had Henry, born in 161 3, Robert, Edward, John, and 
Elizabeth,) ; Bridget, to Sir John Bruyn of Adrnerfron in 
Wiltmire; and Amy, to Edmund Parker of Burrington in 
Devonshire, Efq. 

Sir Edward Seymour, the fecond Baronet, was knighted Sir 
at Greenwich 22 May, 1603, and fent by K. Jameson an Edward, 
embaiTy to the court of Denmark ; in whofe reign he was 2 
elected Knight for the county of Devon in two parliaments, Baronet.. 
and for Kellington and Totnefs in two others \ the laft 
whereof met at Weftminfter 6 February, 1625, anc ^ on * ts 
diiYolution being in an advanced age, he lived retired at 
Bury-Pomeroy, which he made a ftately houfe ; but during 
the civil wars in the reign of Charles I. it was demolished, 
and nor/ lies in ruins *. — He died there about the year 1641, 
very much lamented, having, by an obliging temper at- 
tracted the love of his country ; and, by a. prudent manage- 
ment, gained the character of a perfon of honour, conduct, 
and experience. — He married Dorothy, daughter of Sir 
Henry Killigrew of Laroch in Cornwall, by whom he had 
fix fons, and five daughters, viz. 


* Mr. Prince, in his D-anmsni; Or'icntahr ittuftres, relates, that he expended 
Upwards of 20.000I. thereon, and thus defcribeshis improvements. " Before 
" the door of the great hall was a noble walk, in length the breadth of the 
" court, arched over with curioufly carved rYee-ftone, fupported in the fame 
" part by feveral ftately pillars of the fame ftone of great dimenfions, after 
** the Corinthian order, ftanding on pedeftals, having cornices, or friezes, 
'■' finely wrought ; behind which were placed in the wall feveral feats of 
" free-ftone, alfo cut in the form of an efcallop-fhell, in which the compa- 
" ny, when weary, might repofe themfelves. The apartments within were 
'•'■ very fplendid, efpecially the dining-room, which was adorned, befides 
" paint, with ftatues and figures cut in alabafter, with admirable art and la- 
" hour; but the chimney-piece of polifhed marble, curioufly engraven, was. 
" of great coft and value. Many other of the rooms were well adorned with 
" mouldings and fret-work ; and fome marble ciavils were fo delicately fine, 
" that they would reflect an object true and lively from a great diftance. la 
" fhort, the number of the apartments of the whole may be collected hence, 
*' if report be true, that it was a good day's work for a fervant, but toopca 
<s aad fhut the cafements belonging to them." Page 492,. 


(i) Sir Edward, his fucceflbr. 

(2) Henry, of whom prefently. 

(3) Thomas, who married Anne, daughter of Sir Richard 
Andex*fon of Penley in Hertfordfhire, Knt. and left a fon 
Edward, Clerk of the Hanaper in the reigns of K. William, 
and Q^ Anne ; Member of Parliament for Shaftfbury, who 
died in February, 1 7 1 o, and had iftue Henry, alfo Clerk of 
the Hanaper, who married the daughter of John Tregonwell, 

-7 Efq. ; Edward ; ■ , married to Sir Thomas Fotherby, 

Knt. Annet, and Elizabeth. 

Jt\ t>° u 9 ^ n i both died without uTue, 

(5; Robert, 3 

(6) Sir Jofeph, living in 1695, who married Bridget, daugh^ 

ter of the faid Sir Richard Anderfon, and had iffue, Henry 

and Anne, 

(1) Daughter Elizabeth, firft married to Francis, eldeft fori 
of Sir William Courtenay of Powderham in Devonihire, and 
anceftor to the Lord Vifcount Courtenay ; fecondly to Sir 
Amos Meredyth of Temperley-Hall near Afhley in Chefhire, 
and of Ballynekill in the Queen's county, Baronet of Nova 
Scotia ; and by him, who was buried at St. Patrick's 8 De- 
cember, 1669, had ifllie William, George, Dorothy, and 

Mary. By his will he bequeathed 50I. to the poor of the 

parifh of Bouden in Chefhire, the intereft thereof to be paid 
them yearly, in bread, every Sunday ; and the like fum to 
the poor of the parifh of Tamerton-Folliot in Devonihire. 

( 2 ) ,_, to Sir Thomas Hall of Wiltihire, Knt. 

(3) Mary, to Sir Jonathan Trelawney, Bart, father of Sir Jo- 
nathan, who died Biihop of Winchefter. 

(4) Margaret, to Francis Trelawney, Efq. brother of the faic\ 
Sir Jonathan. 

(5) Anne, to Do£lor Stourton. 

Family Henry Seymour, the fecond fon, born in J 6 12, was. 
at efteemed by perfons of the greateft note in the reigns of 
l.angley, Q iar ^ es j. anc [ jj # to the former of whom, in his youth, he 
3 ' was Page of Honour, and on the irruption of the civil wars 
accompanied the Marquefs of Hertford into Somerfetfhire, 
when, with only two troops of horfe, and 4000 foot, he 
withfrood, at Sherborne, the whole force of the Earl of' 
Bedford, confirming of about 7000 foot, befides horfe, with 
cannon, &c. ; and the Marquefs fending the Earl a chal- 
lenge, Mr. Seymour was entrufted with its delivery. — His 
behaviour in all refpecls won him the efleem of the whole 
Court ; fo that when it was thought neceiTary for the Prince 
of Wales to have fervants peculiar to hirnfelf, he was no- 


minatcd a Groom of the Bedchamber. — When all was loft 
jn England, he attended his royal Mailer abroad, and was 
entrufted with the laft letter and menage, the Prince fent 
to die King under confinement, dated at the Hague 23 Ja~- 
nuary, 1648, which he delivered the 27, in the evening of 
that day the fentence of death paiTed on his Majefty ; on 
which mournful occafion he exprefTed the deepeft forrow, 
fry killing the King's hands, clafping about his legs, and 
mourning in a molt lamentable manner, with which his 
Majefty was very much affected ; and after reading the for- 
rowful letter he brought, and hearing his meffage, impart- 
ed to him his laft aniwer to the Prince, — He afterwards at* 
tended K. Charles II, into Scotland, and was one of the 
few Englifh fervants permitted to be near his perfon ; and 
when the King got fafe to Paris, after the battle of Wor- 
cefter, he was one of the firft his Majefty took notice of 
there, and lent him to Sir Edward Hyde at BrufTels, to re- 
quire his attendance, when all his other fervants were di- 
rected not to repair to him till further orders. His cou*- 
rage and integrity were {a well known and approved, that 
he was employed in negotiations between the King and his 
friends in England, during his exile, and trufted by the 
Marquefs of Hertford, the Earl of Southampton, and others, 
with their fecret correfpondence, as a peri on, whom they 
knew (fays Lord Clarendon) the, liing and Council would 

In 1 660 he was chofen (though abroad) member for 
Eaftlow in Cornwall, to the parliament which brought 
about the Reftoration, and ferved for that borough to his 
death. The King, as a reward for his faithful fervices, 
continued him in his poft of Groom of the Bedchamber, 
made him Comptroller of the Cuftoms, for his own life and 
that of his brother John ; gave him a patent of Clerk of 
the Hanaper for three lives ; and when one of them dropt, 
renewed the patent.—- In 1666 he went to reftde at Lang- 
ley near Windfor, in the county of Bucks, renting the houfc 
and park from the truftees of Sir William Parfons ; which 
eftate about three years after he purchafed, and obtained 
from the King a grant of the manor of Langley, under a 
referved yearly rent of 43I. 8s. iod. Here he built and en- 
dowed an alms houfe for fix decayed people, and by his 
will gave 4©ol. to put out poor boys, apprentices, befides 
other charitable private legacies. — He married firft Eliza-? 
beth, daughter of Sir Jofeph Killigrew, widow of William 
l^afTett of Claverton, in the county of Somerfet, Efq, who 



dying without iffue in June, 1671, he re-married with Ur* 
fula, daughter of Sir Robert Auften, of Bexley in Kent, 
Bart, widow of George Stawel, of Cotherfton in Somerfet-. 
fhire, brother to Ralph, Lord Stawel, and deceafmg p 
March, 1686, in the 74 year of his age, was buried (the 
j 8) in the vault belonging to the church of Langley, having 
iffue by her an only fon Sir Henry, born 20 October, 1674, 
who at feven years of age, in consideration of his fathers 
loyalty and fervices, was created a Baronet 4 July, 1681, 
with limitation of the honour to the heirs male of his fa- 

After the advantage of a learned education, he travelled 
for his further improvement, and, on his return, was elect- 
ed to parliament for the borough of Eaftlow in 1698, 
which he reprefented to his death in April, 1714, at Lon-* 
don, and was buried with his father at Langley. He died 
unmarried and inteftate, whereby his perfonal eftate, which 
was very considerable, fell to his Sifter, and the inheritance 
at Langley to his next heir male, Sir Edward Seymour, 
Bart, who fold it to Samuel, Lord Maiham, and he con- 
veyed it to the Du^e of Marlborough. 
Sir Sir Edward Seymour, the third Baronet, was born in 

Edward, 161 1, and elected for the county of Devon during his fa- 
3 ther's life, to the two laft parliaments of K. Charles I. to. 

Baronet. w ycli unfortunate King being firm in his allegiance, he had 
his houfe of Bury-Caftle plundered and burnt, and was 
oblieed to pay 1 200I. composition for his eftate. He fat at 
Oxford among thofe members, convened by the King in 
1643, and ihewing a ready concurrence in the meaSures 
concerted for eftablimi'ng Monarchy and Epifcopacy, he en-, 
dured many hardships, till the conftitution was reftored by 
the eftablimment of K. Charles II. on the throne \ jri whofe 
reign he was Vice- Admiral of the county of Devon, and 
member for Totnefs in every parliament, called by his, Ma- 
jefty and his brother James II, — He married Anne, daugh- 
ter of Sir John Portman, Bart, by Anne daughter and co* 
heir to John Colles, Efq. and deceasing about the year 
1689, was interred at Bury-Pomeroy, having iHlie by her, 
who was buried with him about fix yearjs after, a daughter 
Elizabeth, married to Sir Jofeph Tredenham, ofTregony 
in Cornwall, Knt. (by whom (he had Jofeph, who died an 
infant ; John ; and Seymour, who married Margaret, 
daughter of Thomas Lewis, Efq. widow of Sir Richard 
Tufton, and died in 1696) and five fons, Sir Edward; 
John, a Colonel in the army, who married the daughter of 



Sir Richard Kennedy; Hugh, Captain of the Refolution 
frigate, killed in the Dutch wars ; William died unmarried ; 
and Henry, heir to his uncle Sir William Portman, the laft 
Baronet of that ancient family, to which dignity Sir John 
Portman of Orchard, was promoted 25 November, 161 3; 
whereby he poffeffed the large eftate of the Portmans at Or- 
chard-Portman, in the County of Somerfet, &c. (which 
they had enjoyed from the time that Walter Portman, Bur- 
gefs for Taunton in the reigns of Kenry V. and VI. mar- 
ried Chriftjan, a daughter and coheir of the family of Or- 
chard) and affumed the name and arms of Portman by act 
of parliament, in purfuance of the laid Sir William's iettle- 
ment. — He married firft Penelope, younger daughter of Sir 
William Hazeiwood, of Maidwell in the county of North-' 
ampton, and coheir to her brother Peter (her fitter being 
wife to the Lord Vifcount Hatton) ; fecondly, Millecent, 
daughter of William Fitch, of High-Hall in Dorfetfhire* 

Efq. ; and thirdly, in July, 17 14, the daughter of ■ 

Wyat, in the county of Wilts, aged 14, and of great 
beauty, he being then 61 years old ; by none of whom hav- 
ing iffue, and dying in February, 1727, his widow re-mar- 
ried with Thomas Fownes, of the county of Dorfet, Efq. 

Sir Edward Seymour, the fourth Baronet, made a confi- Sir 
derable figure in four feveral reigns, both in the court and toward^ 
parliament. He conftantly ferved in the latter from his firft 4 
election in 1661 to his death, for the city of Exeter, the 
borough of Totnefs, and once for the county of Devon; 
and hardly was any man better heard during that period, or 
brought more over to his opinion than he did, being en- 
dowed with great natural parts, and long experience in par- 
liamentary affairs. — From his firft entrance upon public bu- 
finefs, he fhewed himfelf an active fpeaker, and when the 
great Lord Chancellor Clarendon fell into difgrace, and- 
that both Houfes of Parliament 10 October, 1667, return- 
ed the King thanks for having difplaced him, and removed 
him from the exercife of any publick truft, and employ- 
ment in affairs of ftate, Mr. Seymour was the firft man, 
that on the 26 charged him, viva voce> with many great 
crimes ; and the accufation being at length, after much de- 
bate, reduced into heads, an impeachment of treafon was 
refolved on, and Mr. Seymour ordered to carry it to the 
Lords, at whofe bar he impeached him of high treafon.-— 
25 February, 1672, he was unanimoufly chofen Speaker 
of the Long Parliament ; q April, 1673, fworn of the 
Privy Council ; and foon after made Treafvurer of the Navy 



—■To him was owing that act of parliament, valuable for 
the fecurity of the fubject, the Habeas Corpus Act, and 20 
April, 1679, the King publifhing a declaration for the dif- 
foiving his Privy Council, and constituting a new one, he 
was admitted a member of that board ; and 6 March follow- 
ing, again elected Speaker of the Houfe of Commons, 
but the King refufing his approbation, notwithstanding the 
Commons made three reprefentations in his favour, it occa- 
fioned their prorogation to the 15, when they . chofe Mr. 
Serjeant Gregory : And the next year they were fo difguft* 
ed at his behaviour, that they carried an impeachment 
againft him, and a motion was made to remove him from 
his Majefty's Councils and pretence for ever ; but that was 
tfropt, and no articles were ever exhibited againft him. 

After K. James afcended the throne, he was a fedulous 
bppofer of the Duke of Monmouth, and no lefs active af- 
terwards to withftand arbitrary power and a {landing army ; 
in order to which, he was one of the fir ft Gentlemen in 
the Weft of England, that went over, in 1688, to the 
Prince of Orange, and the aftbeiation that followed was ow- 
ing to his propofal ; fo that when the Prince left Exeter, 
and marched towards London, he left Sir Edward .Seymour 
Governor of the town : Yet, in the Convention Parliament 
he oppofed the declaring his Highnefs King of England ; 
who neverthelefs, 1 March, 1 69 1 , fwore him of his Privy 
Council, and made him a Lord of the Treafuiy, in which 
he continued about two years, and had no employment 
after during that reign 5 but on the acceffion of Q^ Anne, 
he was again, 1 7 April, 1 702, admitted of the Privy Coun- 
cil, and conftituted Comptroller of her Houfhold* in 
which he continued till 22 April, 1704, and then conftant- 
ly oppofed the meafures of the Court. — He had the offer 
of a patent for a Baron of the realm, which he declined, 
but procured it to be conferred on his eideft fon by his fe- 
cond marriage ; and deceasing 18 February, 1707, in the 
75 year of his age, was buried at Maiden-Bradley, where a 
beautiful monument is erected to his memory, with this 
infeription : 

Under this marble are deposited the remains 

Of Sir Edward Seymour, Bart, late 

Of Bury-Pomroy, in the county of 

Devon, and of this place. 

A man of fuch endowments, 

£s added luftre to his noble anceftry, 



Commanded reverence from his cotemporaries 

And ftands the faireft pattern to pofterity : 

Being often called to Council, and always chofen ia 


(A friend to his Prince, a fervant to his country) 

He advifed the King with freedom, 

The Senate with dignity ; 

That Senate, the bulwark of the Englifli liherty, 

In which he preflded for feveral years, 

Found his eloquence an Advocate, 

His integrity a Guardian, 

His vigour a Champion for its privileges .: 

Nor can any Englishman rejoice 

In that envied portion of his birth-right, 


Without gratitude to the afhes of this Patriot, 

Under whofe influence 

It became his heritage. 

Born in the year 1633, 

His childhood felt not the calamities, 

Which in the fucceeding years, 

The fpirit of anarchy and fchifm 

Spread over the nation; 

His manhood faw the church and monarchy reftored* 

And he lived in dutiful obedience to both : 

Loaden with honour, full of years, 

(Amidft the triumphs of his country) 

Rais'd to the higheft point of glory 

By that IMMORTAL Princefs, QUEEN ANNE^ 

He died 

In the year 

1707. < 

Francis Seymour, Efq. in jufl: veneration 

For the memory of his illuftrious grandfather, 

And in due obedience to the laft will and teftament 

Of Lieutenant-General William Seymour, 

Second fon to the deceafed Sir Edward, 

Hath caufed this monument 

To be erected 


His firft wife was Margaret, daughter and coheir to Sir 
JVilliam Wale, Alderman of London, by whom he had two 
bns, Sir Edward j and "William Seymour, Efq. who re- 
vived a Captain's commjffion in 1684, and 10 Auguft, 


1 69 2 5 purchafed that of a Colonel of foot, from which I16 
was removed 12 February, 1701, to the King's Tangier re* 
giment ; being made 9 March enfuing a Brigadier-General \ 
a Major-General 1 January, 1703, and a Lieutenant-Ge- 
neral on the fame day 1706, as lie was again 12 April, 
1708. In 1 701, he was chofen member of parliament for 
Cockermouth ; and 1 8 October, 1714, appointed Lieute- 
nant of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, which he had 
enjoyed in the Queen's reign ; on 21 November he was one 
of the court martial to examine into the (rate of the army ; 
and 1 2- December a member of the new board of General 
Officers; but died 9 February, 1727, without hTue. 
Sir Sir Edward Seymour, the elder fbn, and fifth Baronet, 

Edward, in September, 17135 was elecfted to parliament for Great- 

5 Bedwyn, and alfo ferved for the borough of Totnefs ; mar- 
Baronet. r i e d Lastitia, only daughter of Sir Francis Popham of Little- 
cote, in the county of Wilts, Knight of the Bath, and died 
at Maiden-Bradjey, 4 January, 1740, or, according to 

• Collins 1 , 29 December, 1741, ret. 80, having iffue by her,, 
who died in October, 1738, four fons and eight daughters, 
viz. Sir Edward ; Francis Seymour of Sherburne in Dorfet- 
ihire, Efq. (who was chofen to ferve in parliament for 
Great-Bedwyn 29 April, 1732, and for Marlborough 28 
March, 1735; and marrying Elizabeth, only daughter of 
Alexander Popham of Littlecote, Efq. widow of Edward, 
Vifcount Hinchinbroke, had one fon Henry, who died 1 2 
November, 1739, and a daughter); Alexander, who died 
unmarried in April 1731 ; William of Knoyle in Wiltfhire 
(who 17 April, 17375 married Elizabeth, daughter and heir 
to Mr. Hippye of Froome, in the county of Somerfet, and 
died in February, 1 746) ; Lretitia, married to Mr. Gapper ; 
Margaret, to Richard Jones of Ramfbury-Manor, Efq. ; 
Elizabeth, to Henry Hungerford, Efq. ; Anne, to William 
Scroggs of Chute-Foreft, Efq. *, Hellena, died unmarried ; 
Mary, married to Rev. Mr. Hammond ; Jane (to William 
Coleman of Gornhey, in Devonfliire, Efq. whofe daughter 
Jane was married 4 July, 1 753> to John Fleming, Efq.)$ 
and Catharine, to Philip Fuhr of Briftol, Efq. Hamburgh 
Sir Sir Edward Seymour of Maiden-Bradley, the fixth Baro- 

Edward, net, was chofen in May, 1741, to reprefent the city of Sa- 

6 lilbury in parliament \ and Algernoon, Duke of Somerfet, 
Baronet, , dying 

Duke of 
§omerfe& ■ Collins, I. ii% 180. 


dying at his feat of Percy-Lodge, 7 February, 1750, with- 
out iffue male, he fucceeded his Grace in the titles of Duke 
of Somerfet, Baron Seymour of Troubridge, and Baron of 
Sudeley ; ii February, 1752, he had a grant of the office 
of Warden and Chief Juftice in Eyre of all his Majeiry's 
forefts, parks, chafes, and warrens, beyond Trent, and was 
appointed LoL.ofthe county of Wilts. — —-His Grace married 
Mary, daughter and heir to Daniel Webb of Monckton-Far- 
ley in Wiltfhire, Efq. and heir to her uncle Edward Somner 
of Seend in that county, Efq. and deceafing 12 September, 
1757, left iffue by his Duchefs, who died 23 February, 1768^ 
one daughter and four fons$ viz. Lady Mary (married 2 1 
September^ J759, to Vincent Bifcoe, Efq. of Auftin-Friars 
London, and died 21 July, 1762); Edward, who fucceeded 
to the honours ; Lord Webb Seymour (who inherits his 
grandfathers eftate of Moncktoii-Farley; n December, 1769, 
he married Anna-Maria, daughter and fole heir to John 
Bonnell of Staunton-Harcourt in Oxfordfhire, Efq. and hath, 
a fon Edward Adolphus) ; Lord William (was entered in the 
Inner- Temple, called to the Bar in 1 744, married 5 June, 

1767, to a daughter of • Maltravers of Milkfhaw in 

Wilts, and has iffiie] ; and Lord Francis (one of his Majefty's 
Chaplains in ordinary, Canon of Windfor, Vicar of Wantage 
in Berks, and now Dean of Wells ; He married Catharine, 
daughter of Rev» Mr. Payne of Holme-Lacy in Herefordfhire, 
lifter to Frances, Countefs Dowager of Northampton, and by 
her had Edward, who died unmarried 23 June, 1775 j Fran- 
cis-Compton 5 Mary, married in September^ 1773? to John 
Hyde of Eaft-Greenwich in Kent, Efq. *, Catharine ; and 

Sir Edward, the prefent Duke of Somerfet, and the fe- Sir 
venth Baronet, is a Member of his Majefty's mod honoura- Edward, 
tie Privy Council, and unmarried. Uuke of 

The fecond ivife of Sir Edward Seymour, the fourth Bai^^™* 
ronet, was Lsetitia, daughter of Sir Francis Popham of 
Littlecote, Knight of the , Bath, and by her, who died 1 6 B aron et, 
March^ 1728, he had fix foils and one daughter, viz. 

Popham Conway, who was attainted by K. James's Parlia- /^ 
merit of 1 689 ; died in London 1 8 June, 1 699, in the 24 
year of his age, of a wound in his neck, which he had received 
on 4 of that month in a duel with Colonel Kirk, and was 
buried at Arrow. 

Francis, created Lord Conway. £2) 

Charles, of Shafton in Dorietfhire,. deceafed, to whom qj 
the Earl of Conway's eftate was limited^ and to whom his 

Vol. VIL D brother^ 


brother, Lord Conway, left 200I. a year for life ; whofe only 
furviving child Jane was married in Auguft, 175x5, to Thomas 
Lynn, Efq. 
/.\ Henry, who died unmarried •, as did 

f\{ Alexander, 3 April, 1731, at Exeter. 

(6\ John, died young. 

The daughter Anne was married to William Berkeley of 
Pill in the county of Somerfet, Efq. and was mother of 
Henry-William Berkeley-Portman, Efq. who ferved in Par- 
liament for the county of Somerfet. 
Francis, Francis, Lord Conway, born 28 May, 1679, affirmed the 
1 firname, and bore the arms of Conway, after the death of his 
Baron, brother Popham, being heir by adoption to Edward Conway, 
Earl of Conway, whofe eftate, on the deceafe of his widow 
the Countefs of Mulgrave, he enjoyed *; and, at the inftance 
of his father, was created a Peer of England 17 March, 1702, 
by the title of Baron Conway of Ragley, and of Ireland by 
that of Baron Conway and Killultagh, by privy feal, dated at 
Kenfington 28 June, and by patent f at Dublin \6 October, 
1712, entailing the honour on his uTue male ; and 3 Octo- 
ber, 1 721, he took his feat in the Parliament of Ireland 1 . — 
At the time of his creation he was called into her Majefty's 


* Edward, Earl of Conway, who died 13 Auguft, 1683, by his will, dated 
9 Auguft that year, devifed, after the deceafe of his Countefs Urfula, whom 
he made fole executrix, all his lands, tenements and hereditaments in England 
and Ireland, to his coufin Popham Seymour for life, remainder to his heirs 
male j and for default of fuch iffue, to his brother Francis, and his heirs 
male ; remainder to his brother Charles, and his heirs male ; remainder to 
his own right heirs for ever. And adds, " My defire is, that the faid Pop- 
" ham Seymour, and his children do, prefently after my death, take upon 
«* him the name of Popham Conway, and fo each of his brothers and their 
" children, if the eftate mail fail to them, as my coufin. Mr. Edward Sey- 
*' mour, their father, did engage to me they fhould." 

A bill in Chancery preferred by the Countefs, Popham Conway alias Sey- 
mour, Francis Seymour, and Charles Seymour, fons of Edward Seymour 
Efq. againft Arthur Rawdon, Efq. The anfwer of the faid defendant, a 
commiflion to examine witneffes on the part and behalf of the plaintiffs, with 
interrogatories and feveral depofitions, relative to the eftablifhing of the 
Earl's will, are enrolled, A°. % Jac. II. 1 p. f. R. 0. 35. 

■f The preamble. Nos regia mente recolentes plurima ilia et gratifiima 
fcrvitia, per prcedile&um et fidelem Francifcum Dominum Conway, ante- 
hac nobis prseftita; et volentes infuper quod ille et pofteri ejus regii favoris 
noftri infigne aliquod gerant, eum et. pofteros ejus titulo et gradu Baronis 
didli regni noftri Hibernia;, tanquam perpetui noftri meritorum ejus seftima- 
tionis monumentum, ornare decrevimus. Sciatis igitur, quod nos, Prsemif- 
forum intuitu, diclum Dominum Francifcum Conway fummo favore profe- 
quentes, ac ipfum infra-mentionato honoris titulo ornare meditantes, in hoc 
regno noftro Hibernics, de gratia noftra fpeciali, &c. Rot. A , n Anus? s, 

J Lords Jour. II. 5p5, 


Privy Council of Ireland, as he was 17 October, 1723, by 
K.George I. and in Auguft, 1728, made Governor of Car- 
rickfergus ; being alfo High-Steward of Chipping-Cambden 
in the county of Gloucefter. 

On 17 February, 1703, his Lordfhip married to his firft 
wife the Lady Mary Hyde, third daughter of Laurence, Earl 
of Rochefter, and by her, who died atNorthwick 25 Janua- 
ry, 1 70S, and was buried at Arrow, had four daughters ; 
Letitia, who died at Lifburne in 1723*, and was buried at 
the ruined church of Tromary in the county of Antrim ; 
Maria, the firft wife of Nicholas Price of St. Field in the 
county of Downe, Efq. youngeft fon of General Nicholas 
Price, and died in childbirth of her firft child, in 1728, be- 
ing a fon, and named Francis ; Henrietta, living unmarried; 
and Catharine, who died in London 14 June, 1737, and 
Was interred in the family vault at Sandywell in Gloucefter- 
fhire. Hisfecond wife was Jane, daughter of Mr. Bow- 
den of Drogheda, by whom he had a daughter Jane, who 
died in London 5 May, 1 749, unmarried 5 and a fon Ed- 
ward, who died a child 8 April, 1710; and fhe died in 
childbirth at Sandywell 13 February, 17 15, in the 26 year 
of her age, and was buried at Arrow, the child deceaiing 
about the fame time.- — — He married laftly, in July, 1 7 1 8, 
Charlotte, daughter of Sir John Shorter, Lord Mayor of 
London, in 1688, and his Lordfhip deceaiing at Lifburne 
3 February, 1731? was buried at Ragley, having hTue 
by her, who died 13 February, 1733, four fons and three 

Francis, his fitcceflbr. (1) 

Henry Seymour Conway, who 19 October, 1741, was (2) 
chofen to Parliament for the county of Antrim. He was 
alfo elected in fame year for Higham Ferrers ; was Member 
for Penryn, in England, in the Parliament which met 13 
Auguft, 1747; for St. Maws 31 May, 1754; for Thetford, 
in Norfolk, in 17 61 ; and at prefent reprefeiits the borough 
of St. Edmunds-bury. In 1741, he was conftituted Cap- 
tain-Lieutenant in the firft regiment of foot-guards, with the 
rank of Lieutenant-Colonel ; on 6 April, 1 746, being then 
A'd-de-Camp to the Duke of Cumberland, he obtained the 
command of the forty-eighth regiment of foot ; and 24 July,, 
I749, he was promoted to the twenty-ninth regiment : He 
was conftituted 25 December, 17513 Colonel of the thir- 
teenth regiment of dragoons, which he refigned 5 Septem- 
ber, 1759, on being appointed Colonel of the firft, or royal 
regiment of dragoons. On 30 January, 1756, he was ad- 

D 2 vanced 


vanced to the rank of a Major-Gcneral ; 30 March, 1 759, to 
that of Lieutenant-General ; 25 May, 1772, to that of Ge- 
neral ; and 30 March, 1782, was appointed Commander iri 

Chief of his Majefty's forces. He ferved with reputation 

in his feveral military capacities, and commanded the Britifh 
forces in Germany, under Prince Ferdinand of Brunf- 
wick, in July, 1761, during the abfence of the Mar- 
quefs of Granby. He was one of the Grooms of the bed- 
chamber to the late King, and likewife to the prefent, till 
April, 1764, when at the end of the feflion of parliament 
he religned that office and his military commands j but his 
name was continued in the lift of the Privy Councellors in 
Ireland; and the late Duke of Devonfhire, who died 3 Octo- 
ber, 1764, left him a legacy of 5000!. oh account of his 
conduct in the Britiih fenate. — 10 July, 1765, he was fworn 
of the Privy Council, and appointed Secretary of State for 
the Northern department, which he reftgned in January, 
1768; On 1 6 February following he was appointed Colonel 
of the fourth regiment of dragoons ;• 24 October, 1774* 
Colonel of the royal regiment of horfe-guards ; and 22 Oc- 
tober, 1772, was appointed Governor of the Iflandofjer- 

fey. 1 9 December, 1747, he married Caroline, widow 

of Charles Bruce, Earl of Aylefbury and Elgin, and only 
daughter c£j Lieutenant-General John Campbell, who fuc- 
ceeded to the Dukedom of Argyle, and hath hTue a daughter 
Anne, married 14 June, 1767, to John, eldeft fon of Jo- 
feph Darner, Lord Mikon, aud by him, who died 1 5 Auguft, 
1776, had no ifTue. 

fe\ George- Auguflus, born at Lifburne in Auguft, 1723, died 

an infant. 

(4) Charles, died young. 

(1) Daughter Charlotte, born at Lifburhe 22 July, 171 7, died 
in September following, and was interred at Arrow* 

(2) Arabella, died young, and 

(3) Anne, born at Lifburne, married 10 March, 1755, to 
John Harris of Haine in county of Devon, Efq. Mafter of 
his Majefty's Houfhold. After his deceafe fne was ap- 
pointed Houfe-keeper of Somerfet Houfe, and died 25 
March, 1774. 

Francis, Francis, the fecond and prefent Lord Conway, took his 

2 feat in the Englilh Parliament 15 November, 1739; was 

fcaron. cre ated in Auguft, 1750, Earl of Hertford and Vifcount 

Beauchamp, with limitation of the honours to the heirs male 

of his brother 5 in May, 1751, was appointed a Lord of the 

King's Bedchamber j and 30 June, 1757, was appointed 


L. L. and Cuftos Rot. of the county of Warwick ; in which 
year on 30 Auguft, he was inftalled a Knight of the moft 
noble order of the Garter ; his Lordfhip was continued in all 
his offices at the prefent King's acceffion ; and having been, 
1 July, fworn of his Majefty's Privy Council, was foon after 
fent AmbafFador Extraordinary to the court of France ; foon 
after which period, he refigned the place of Lord of the 
Bedchamber.— 1 Auguft, 1 765, he was conftituted L. L. 
of Ireland ; and 4 December, 1 766, was appointed Lord 
Chamberlain of the Houfehold, having been Mailer of the 
Horfe to the King in Auguft preceding, which he refigned 27 
November, fame year ; and 22 April, 1783, was appointed 
Chamberlain of his Majefty's Houfehold,.— —-29 May, 174X5, 
he married Lady Ifabella Fitzroy, youngeft daughter of Char- 
les the fecond Duke of Grafton, and by her, who died 1 o 
November, 1782, had feven fons and fix daughters, viz. 

Francis, Vifcount Beauchamp, born 12 February, 1742- (0 
3, was one of the Lords, eldeftfons of Peers, who fupported 
his Majefty's train, 22 September, 1761, at his coronation. 
His Lordfhip. was a Lord Commimoner of the Treafury, 
Colonel of the Warwickfhire militia, Member in the Britifh 
Parliament for Orford in Suffolk, and a Lord of the Privy 
Council in Ireland. — 1 February, 2768, he married firft 
Alicia, fecond daughter, and coheir to Herbert, Lord Vif- 
count Windfor, by her, who died n February, 1772, he 
had a daughter Alicia, who died 19 February, 1776; he 
married fecondly Ifabella-Anne-Ingram Shepheard, daughter 
of Charles Vifcount Irvine of Scotland, by whom he has a 
fon Francis=William, horn in 1777, 

Henry, born 15 December, 1746, Member in the Britifh ( 2 ) 
Parliament for Downton in Wilts ; a Captain in the royal 
navy (his commiflion bearing date 8 February, 1779) ; and 
married 2 April, 1786, to Horatio- Anne, daughter of the 
Dutchefs of Gloucefter, by her firft hufband James Earl of 

Robert, born 20 December, 1748, a Captain in the (3) 
guards, Member ir; the Britifh Parliament for Wotton-BafTet, 
and married 15 July, 1773, to a daughter of the late Peter 
Delme, Efq, 

Edward, born 18 May, 1757, appointed in Auguft, 1783, (A 
one of the Prebendary's of his Majefty's chapel of St. George 
In Windfor-Caftle, and died 25 Auguft, 1785, at Lyons in 

Hugh, born 29 April, 1759. (5} 

William^ horn 3 October, 1760. (6) 



(7) George, born 21 July, 1763. 

(1) Daughter Lady Anne, born 1 Auguft, 1744, married i£ 
March, 1766, to Charles Earl of Drogheda^ and died 4 No- 
vember, 1784. 

(2) Lady Sarah-Frances, born 27 September, 1747, married 
3 June, 1 766, to Robert, fon of Alexander Stewart of New- 
town- A rds in county of Down, Efq. and deceahng in Dub- 
lin 17 July, 1770, was buried at Newtown. 

(3) Lady Gertrude, born 9 October, 1 750, married to George, 
Earl Grandifon, and hath irlue. 

(4) Lady Frances, born 4 December, 1751, married 22 May, 
1775, to Henry Earl of Lincoln, eldeft fon of Henry-Fienes 
Pelham-Clinton, Duke of Newcaftle, and by him, who died 
in France in October, 1778, had hTue.' 

(5) Lady Elizabeth, born 3 March, 17^4, and 

(6) Lady ITabel-Racliel, born 25 December, 1755 1 . 
Titles.] Francis Seymour-Conway, Earl of Hertford, 

Vifcount Beauchamp, Baron Conway of Ragley, and Baron 
Conway and Killultagh. 

Creations.] B. Conway of Ragley in the county of 
Warwick 1 7 March, 1 702, 2 Q^ Anne *, B. Conway and 
Killultagh in the county of Antrim 16 October, 1703, 2 Q^ 
Anne •, E. of Hertford in the county of Hertford, and V, 
Beauchamp, the name of a family, 3 Auguft, 1750, 24 
Geo. II. 

Arms.] Quarterly. The firft and fourth Diamond, on 
a Bend cottized, Pearl, a Rofe between two Annulets, Ruby, 
for Conway. The fecond and third Quarters are quarterly, 
viz. the firix and fourth Topaz, oh a Pile, Ruby, -between 
fix Fleurfdelis, Saphire, three Lions paflant Guardant, of 
the Field-, being a Coat of Augmentation, granted by K. 
Henry VIII. on his marriage with Lady Jane Seymour. The 
fecond and third Ruby, two wings conjoined in lure, Topaz, 
the Tips downwards, for Seymour. 

: Crest.] On a Wreath, a Moor's Buft in profile, 
coup'd, proper, wreathed about the Temples, Pearl a&d Sa- 

Supporters.] Two Moors, habited as in the 
Plate, each wreathed as the Creft, and holding a 
Shield, Saphire, garnimed, Gold, the Dexter charged 
with the Sun in its Splendour, the Sinifter with a Crefcent, 
PearL " - - ? ■ 


1 Collins edit. 1779, H. 278. V. 2.8g. a8i. 282. 5.83. 284. Supp. to dc- 
Lodge, and Fielding's Peerage! * 


Motto.] Fide et Amore 

Seats.] Lifburne in the county of Antrim, 72 miles 
from Dublin. Which town of Lifburne, with above 60,000 
En glifh acres of land in the whole baronv of Mafiareene, is 
his Lordihip's property, included in the manors of Killultagh 
and Derryvolga, in which are 1 1 parifhes. Ragley in the 
county of Warwick, 105 miles from London, and Sudburn- 
Hall near Orford in Suffolk. 



i HIS family of Evans derives its defcent from the Prin- 9. 
eipality of Wales ; whence in the reign of K. James I. John John. 
Evans, Gentleman, removed to the city of Limerick, where 
he was living in 1628, and had hTue two fons and three 
daughters ; George, of Ballyphilip near Cork ; John (who 
had three fons, John, William, and Simon) ; Deborah, 
married to John Bentley ; Catharine, to George Voakes $ 
and Elinor, to Francis Taylor. 

George Evans, Efq. the elder fon, ferved in the army, George. 
raifed to fupprefs the rebellion of 164 1, which being ended, 
he fettled at Ballygrenane in the county of Limerick, where, 
and in the county of Cork, he acquired a considerable eftate, 
by a grant of lands under the ac~lsof fettlement, and byfeve- 
ral purchafes from Major Robert Griffith, Edward Reily, 
John Roe, and others ; of which in Michaelmas term, i<56o, 
he levied a fine, and fettled it on his fon George, and his 
heirs male to be begotten ; remainder to his fecond fon John, 
and his heirs male ; remainder to his brother John, and his 
ifTue male. He married Anne 1 , daughter of Bower- 
man 3 of the county of Cork, Efq, by whom he had the 
faid fons, and one daughter ; and making his will 26 Fe- 
bruary, 1705, directed, that his body fhould be decently 
buried in the chapel he had built at Ballygrenane, and that 
his funeral charges fhould be expended at the difcretion of' 
his executor. John, 

1 Rot. pat. As. 19 and 20 Car. II. i. p. f. in a deed of lands affigned to him 
hy George Wright cf Cork, Efq. 2 Idem. Doric, in a feed conveying 

a houfe in Cork to Jonathan Perrie of Cork, Gent. 


John, the younger fon, had the cattle, town, and lands 
pf Miltown, and others in the county of Cork, fettled on 
him by his father, and was bred at Gray's-Inn to the profef- 
iion of the law •, but at the Revolution he quitted his fhidies 
for a military life, and became afterwards a Commander in 
the royal navy, in which fervice he died in 1723, without 

George Evans, Efq. his elder brother, being bred to the 
fame profeilion of the law, followed the example of his father 
and brother, and was fo very active in promoting the Revo- 
lution of 1688, that his father's life was thereby endangered; 
who acknowledges in his will, that he was preferved, under 
God, during the two fieges of Limerick, by the great care 

of Jeane Teate, then wife unto Thomas Martin. After 

the reduction of the kingdom by K. William, he was return- 
ed to Parliament for Charleville in the county of Cork ; call-? 
ed into the Privy Council ; made Cufios Rot. of the county 
of Limerick,' wherein he refided at Ballgedeen, or Bullgaden- 
Hall y and 1 7 November, 1 7 1 o, had the grant of a weekly 
Thurfday market, and two fairs, on 20 April and 23 Octo- 
ber, at Baliygrenane j with a I hurfday market, and two. 
fairs, on 18 April and 16 October, at Murrow, in the coun- 
ty of Limerick^ 

In 1679 he married Mary, daughter of John Eyre of Eyre^ 
Court in the county of Gal way, Efq. and dying in May, 
1720, his body was embalmed, and lay in ftate within the 
Parliament Houfe until 16 June, when it was taken to be 
interred at Baliygrenane ; and his ifTue were three fons and, 
feven daughters. 
(j) George, created Lord Carbery, 

(2) Eyre Evans of Portrahern in the county of Dublin, Efq, 

Counfellor at Law, and Member of Parliament for the coun- 
ty of Limerick, who married Sarah, fecond daughter and 
coheir to Thomas Dixon of Ballylackyn in the county of 
Cork, Efq. (who was killed in a duel in 1704, his wife being 
Elizabeth, only daughter of Edward Bolton of Clonru£ke 5 
otherwife Kilruihe, in the Queen's county, Efq.) and had 
iix fons and three daughters j viz. George, chofen to Par-? 
liament 27 October, 1747, for the Queen's county, and ap- 
pointed in May, 1754, Collector of Maryborough ; 14 De- 
cember, 1750, he married Elizabeth, fecond daughter of 
the late L,. General Robert Napier ; Charles, Lieutenant of 
a company of foot, died at Limerick in Auguft, 1 746 j Ro-. 
bert; Hampden, a Captain of foot, who in January, 1769, 
married Margaret, fecond daughter of Jofhua Davis, Efq. 



pouncellor at law % who died in 1788; John; Dixon; 
Mary, married to Wilham MafTey of Dublin, merchant ; Do- 
rothy; and Elizabeth, married in January 1769, to William 
Evans of Ardrigh in county of Kildare, Efq. 

Thomas Evans of Miltown in the county of Cork, Efq. t*\ 
chofen in 1737 Burgefs in Parliament for Caftlemartyr, who 
married the daughter of John Waller of Caftletown in the 
county of Limerick, Efq. Deputy-Governor of the fort of 
Limerick, died 17 September,, 1753, and had hTue, Mary 
and Elizabeth. 

Daughter Mary, married to Arthur Hyde of Caftle-Hyde CO 
in the county of Cork, Efq. 

Anne, to John Bateman of Killeen in the county of Ker- (2) 
ry, Efq. 

Jane, in 1702 to Rey. Doctor Chidley Coote of Afh-hill (3) 
in the county of Limerick, who left her a widow in 1730. 

Elizabeth, to Hugh MafTey of Duntrileague in the county (4) 
of Limerick, Efq. created Lord MafTey. 

Dorothy was the fecond wife of John For fler, Efq. Chief (<) 
Juflice of the Common Pleas, who died 3 July, 1720, leav- 
ing by her two daughters, Mary, who died unmarried ; and 
Dorothy married in May, 1746, to Major Thomas Burton, 
whom fhe furvives. and by him had three daughters. 

Emilia, to Rey. Dean Crow. , ,. 

Catharine, to Sir Richard Cox of Dunmanway in the [ 7 \ 
county of Cork, Bart. Collector of the port of Cork, and 
JVIcmber of Parliament for the borough of'Cloghnikelty. 

George Evans, Efq. the eldeft Ton, ferved in Parliament George, 
many years for the county of Limerick, and moft ftrenuouflv 1 
exerted himfelf in the fervice of his country, and the Protei- Baron* ■ 
tant fucceffion ; fo that he fell under the immediate notice 
of K. George I. who 12 November, 17 14, conftituted him 
Governor, Conftabie. and Keeper of the Cattle, or Fort of 
Limerick, which was renewed to him U) May, 1 740 ; and 
by privy feal,- dated at St. James's 12 March, 17 14, and by 
patent*, 9 May, 17 15, created him Baron Carbery of Car- 


* The preamble. Qiianquoquidem elves eximios, qui a nobis et jure nof- 
tro in regnum temporibus difficiilimis fteterunt, honoribus amplificare ftatui- 
jnus, fidebs et prsdilecli nofbri Georgii Evans junioris, fpectatis hac in parte 
mentis, titulum honorificum reddere non dubitavimus; a viris enim prooeni- 
tus, qui patriae in libertatem vindicando mala plurima fuftulerunt, ipfe, co- 
rum emulus, rempublicam nuperrime periclitautem confilio, voce, exemplo 
fenater fublevavit, eoque lubentius quidem ipium ad gatriciatum evehiinus, 

1 Lod°:e» 



bery, with limitation of the honour to the heirs male of the 
body of his father, and their hTue male ; and 14 November 

following he took his feat in the Houfe of Peers 1 . -His 

Majefty alfo. that year, called him into his Privy Council, 
as K. George II. did on his acceffion to the throne ; and he 
was returned Member to the Britifh Parliament for Weftbu- 
ry in Wiltfhire, for which borough in March, 1723, he was 

In May, 1703, he married Anne, daughter of William 
Stafford * of JBlatherwick in the county of Northampton, 
Efq. coheir to her brother William, and his Lordfhip de- 
parting this world at Caharas 28 Augufl, 17^9, had iiiiie by 
his faid wife, who died 3© December, 1757, in King-ftreet, 
Oxmantown, four fons, and one daughter Anne, married at 
Southampton 19 November, 1734, to Captain (after Major) 
Charles Du-Terme,, and left iffue one daughter. The fons 

Stafford, who died young. 

George, who fucceeded to the honour, 
fy j William, who died unmarried, and 

(4.) John, of Bullgadden-Hall, Efq. High Sheriff of county 

of Limerick for the year 1743, who in June, 1741, married 
Grace, lifter to Sir Redmond Freke, Bart, and died in 
1754, having had five fons and four daughters, viz. George, 
who left no iiTue ; John, who married Lady Elizabeth 
Gore, and left three fons and one daughter ; Wil- 
liam ; Ralph ; PerfTe - y Grace y Anne ; Catharine ; and 
George, George, the fecond Lord, in April, 1734, and in May, 
2 1741, was chofen to the Britifh Parliament for the borough 
Baron, of Weftbury ; and 22 November, 1749, fat firn: in the Houfe 
of Peers, on- the death of his father 2 ; 23 May, 1732, he 
married Frances, youngeft daughter of Richard, fifth Vif- 
count Fitz-William, and dying 2 February, 1759, had iffue 


quod ha?cdignitas patri, interpellate filio, deftinata, ruffus ad filium, roga- 
tupatris, raro pietatis exemplo, deferatur ; omnia porro bono et laude digna 
deijlo fperare licet, qui animi, corporis, ac fortune dotibus iliuftris, titulos 
invicem exornet, quibuspariter exornatur. Sciatis igitur, Sec. 

* This branch of the illuftrious family of Stafford defcended from Sir 
Humphry Stafford of Tixover, Knt. who derived from the ancient Barons o£ 
Stafford, and was living in 1431, (9 Hen. VI.) and obtained the manor of Bla- 
therwick by marriage with Eleanor, daughter of Sir Thomas Ailefbury of 
that place, and heir to her brother John, who died without iffue. 

1 Lords Jour. II. 459. 4 Lords Jour. III. 729. 


three fons, and one daughter Frances- Anne, who married 
Edward Warter Wilfon, Efq. by whom fhe had one daughter 
now living. The fons were 

George, heir to his father. tj\ 

John, who married Emilia Crowe, and hath ifTue one fon ( 2 ) 
and two daughters, viz. John- Willi am, Frances-Dorothy, 
and Maria-Juliana. 

William, died young. (3) 

George, the third Lord Carbery, 7 February, 1760, George, 
married firft Lady Juliana Noel, third daughter of Baptift, 3 
fourth Earl of Gainfborough, and by her, who died 18 Lord, 
December, 1760, had one daughter Juliana, now living. His 
Lordfhip married fecondly, 13 December, 1762, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Chriftopher Horton of Gatton in county of Der- 
by, Efq. and decealing 26 May, 1783, left iffue by his faid 
lafl Lady one fon 

George, the fourth and prefent Lord Carbery, born 18 George, 
February, 1766, and unmarried 1 . 4 


Title.] George Evans, Lord Baron Carbery of Carbe- 
ry in the county of Cork. 

Creation.] So created 9 May, 1715, 1 Geo. I. 

Arms.] Pearl, three Boars Heads coup'd, Diamond. 

Crest.] On a Wreath, a Demi Lion reguardant, To- 
paz, holding between his Paws a Boar's Head, as in the 

Supporters.] Two Lions reguardant, Topaz, ducally 
crowned, Saphire» 

Motto.] Libertas. 

Seats.] Caharas in the county of Limerick, 81 miles 
from Dublin. Laxton, on the borders of the foreft of Rock- 
ingham, in the county of Northampton, 80 miles from Lon- 
4on. And Wolfton, near Southampton, in Hantfhire, about 
the fame diflance from London. 

2 Information Hon. John Evans, and Ulfter Off. 


C 44 3 



X HE Family of Aylmer (faid to be deduced, though pro- 
bably without foundation, from Ailmer, or iEthelmare, 
Earl of Cornwall in the time of King Ethelred) hath been 
long feated in Ireland, and particularly at Lyons in the 
county of Kildare ; where Radulph (Ralph) and William 
Richard. Aylmer were living in the year 1300 ; and in 142 1 Richard 
Aylmer of Lyons, Efq. was one of the Keepers of the peace 
of the counties of Dublin and Kildare, and in 1432 (10 Hen. 
VI.) Sovereign of the town of TafTagard ; in which year he 
and the burgefTes, by indenture dated 19 January, gave and 
confirmed to John Staunton and his heirs, a wafte place in 
that town, paying the yearly rent of one penny at Eafter. — 
Richard. ^* s fon Richard was living with him 2X Lyons in 1447, and 
lohn. was father of John Aylmer, Efq, who married Helen, 
daughter of John Tyrrell (by his wife Sybilla, heir of Sir 
Hugh de Ley, nephew to Sir Adam de Hereford of Leixlip) 
Richard, and had ifTue Richard Aylmer, who marrying Catharine, 
daughter and heir to — — Petit of Pierfton in Meath, Efq. 
had his heir, who by Margaret, daughter of Bartholo- 
mew Bathe of Dullardftown in the faid county, Efq. had 
Bartholomew his heir, and five daughters ; Genet, married 
to William Sutton of Keppocke, by whom ihe had John 
their heir, and other children ; Anne (the firft wife to Bar- 
tholomew Fitz-Gerald of Culduffe, fon of Gerald, fon of 
Robert, fon of John Fitzgerald Lord of Aloone a county of 
Kildare, by whom fhe had John and Richard, who both 
died childlefs ; Thomas, whofe fon Patrick was feated af 
Dameftown, and Catharine married to Nicholas Kerdiffe, of 
Kerdiffeftown near Naas) ; Margaret, married to John 
Fitz-Symons, Alderman of Dublin ; Elinor; and Catharine, 
married to Peter Dillon of Keppocke in Fingall, Efq. 
Bartholo- Bartholomew Aylmer of Lyons, Efq. married Margaret, 
mew. daughter of Sir Chriftopher Chevers of Macetown, Knt. or 
(asiome pedigrees have it) daughter of Walter Chevers of 
that place, by his wife Elinor, daughter of Sir William 
Welles, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and had two fons ; j 
Richard, his fuccefTor at Lyons *, Sir Gerald of Dullard- 1 
ftown in the county of Meath, anceftor to the Lord Ayl- | 

mer j 


jner ; and a daughter Anne, the fir ft wife to Sir Thomas 
Luttrell of Luttrellftown, Chief Juftice of the Common 
Pleas 1 . 

Richard Aylmer of Lyons, Efq. i June, 15:35 (27 Hen. Family 
VIII.) was made Chief Serjeant of the county of Kildare*, of 
and married Genet 3 , daughter of Alderman Thomas Tew ofLyons, 
Dublin, by whom he had Richard his fucceffor, who mar- 
ried Elinor, only daughter of George Fleming, Efq. (fecond 
fon of James, Lord Slane, by Elizabeth, daughter of the 
aforefaid Lord Chancellor Welles) by his firfr. wife Mar- 
garet, filter to Pierce, Earl of Ormond, and had ifTue four 
fons and four daughters ; Thomas, his heir 5 George, of 
Cloncurrie county of Kildare, and Trim, county of Meath *, 
who married Mary, danghter of Patrick Hurley, Baron of 
Galtrimf j Gerald of Donadea, of whom hereafter; Ed- 
ward ; 

* By inquifitiori taken at Dunboyrie 20 January, i$$6, before Arthur 
Carie, Efq. Serjeant at Law, Roger Wilbraham, Efq. Solicitor General, 
and Nicholas Kenny, Efq. Efcheator and Feodary of Ireland (by commiffior* 
dated 25 Auguft, 1 596, to inquire of the death of George Aylmer of Trym) 
that Edward Cufack, Efq. of Lefmollen county of Meath, was feized in fee 
of the fite and precinct of the late Abbey of the bleffed Virgin Mary oF 
Trym, and of 2 pieces of land called Porchfield, containing 60 acres of ara- 
ble, near faid fite ; the fite and precinct of the Black Friars of Trym, 100 
acres in the fields of Trym ; the King's Park alias the Park of Trym, con- 
taining 80 acres ; the Maudlin's chapel of Trym, and 20 acres of arable 
there ; 3 meffuages, 3 gardens, a pigeon-houfe, and an orchard in Trym ;• 
and by deed dated 8 June, 158/, enfeoffed George Aylmer of Clonecurrie, 
Gent, therein, to hold to the heirs male of his body, who died feized thereof 
in tail male, 26 December, 1582, leaving Mary Hufley his widow, who re** 
eeived the rents thereof for her dower, and died 3 or 4 year* after her huf- 
band, from whofe death the faid Edward Cufacke received the rents of the 
faid St. Mary's Abbey, until he granted the fame to Sir Lucas Dillon, whofe 
wife Marian Dillon no<w enjoyed the fame ; and the faid Edward Cufacke en- 
joyed the reft of the premiifes to his own death ; that James Dillon, fon and 
heir to the faid Sir Luke, claimed the faid St. Mary's Abbey as his inheri- 
tance, and that Gerald Aylmer of Caftletown was the eldeft fon and heir of 
the faid George Aylmer, and at his father's death was 9 years old and no 
more, and was granted in ward to James Ware, ©ent. who had recovered 
the Queen's title thereto at his own expencc, the fame having been before con- 
cealed and detained from the Crown, 21 May, 1597. (Rot. Cane. 39 Eliz. 
1. p. f. R.25.) 

f The family of Huffey, Barons of Galtrim, of which barony they wereFacitfy 
fummoned to parliament by writs now of record m the Rolls Office of Chan- of 
eery, are faid to derive from Rolh> Duke of Normandy ; this however being Huffey/ 
merely conjectural, as appears in Collins VIII. 214, we fhall only obferve, Barons' 
that Sir Hugh Hufifoy, who came into Ireland 17 Henry II. married thefifler of 
of Theobald Fitz-Walter, the firft Butler of Ireland, and died feized of large Galtriak 
poffemons in county of Meath from the grant of Hugh de Lacie ; his fon 
iVaher, had iffue by his wife Agnes^ daughter and heir to Hugh de Lacie, 

fenior a 

J See Earl Carhampton. * Ulfter, R*t, «, a$. 27. Hen. YIII. £. 

3 Ulftcr, * * 


ward ; Catharine* married to Robert, fon of Philip Fi£z- 
Maurice Fitz-Gerald of Alloonc j Anne, to James Aylmer 


fenior, Earl of Ulfter, a fori Hugh, who married a daughter of Adam de Here- 
ford, and had iffue William Huffey, who by Catharine Fitzgerald, a daughter 
of the houfe of Kildare, had Sir John Huffey, Knt. firft Baron of Galtrim, 
fummonedto parliament 1$ March and 22 November, 1374, and 22 Janua- 
ry, 1377 ; he married Marian, daughter and heir to Simon Genevill of Cul- 
mullen, fon of Sir Geoffry, L. J. of Ireland in October j 1*73, and had John, 
who died without iffue ; and Edmund, Baron of Galtrim, fummoned to par- 
liament n September, 1380, and 29 April, 1382 ; he died 24 January, 
1384-5, leaving iffue, by his wife Margaret, a daughter of the houfe of Or- 
xnond, twofons, Paul, who died without iffue; and Peter, Baron of Galtrim, 
who married firft Anne, daughter of John Cufack of Lifmullen, Efq* and 
fecendly a daughter of the houfe of Leinfter : He was fucceeded by Matthew, 
Baron of Galtrim, into which manor, with that of Moyle-Huffey, or Mul- 
Huffey, and divers other lands, he had a pardon of intrufion 5 July, 1403 ; in 
July, 1406, he had licence to fettle the manor of Mul-Huffey 6n Nicholas 
Huffey and his heirs male, and deceafed in 141 8, leaving iffue, by his wife 
Margaret, daughter and heir to — — Pettyt of Rathkenny, Efq. two fons, 
Thomas, who died without iffue; and Walter, ox Nicholas, who 15 May, 
142,3, had a pardon of- intrufion into the manor of Galtrim, and was living 
1441 ; by Mary his wife, daughter and heir to Sir Edward Euftace of Caftle- 
martin in county of Kildare, Knt. he had one fon John, Baron of Galtrim, 
who married Catharine Plunket of the houfe of Dunfany, and had Patrick^ 
Baron of Galtrim, father, by Anne Delahyde, of Nicholas, Baron of Galtrim, 
who by Catharine, eldeft daughter of Sir Chriftopher Barnewall of Crick- 
lion, Bart, had Sir Patrick Huffey, Baron of Galtrim, who was living in the 
reigns of Q\_Mary and Q^ Elizabeth, married Catharine, daughter of John, 
the third Lord Trimlefton, and had Mary, married, as in text, to George 

Aylmer of Cloncurry ; Ruth, to Tath of Ballybregan ; Nicholas, who 

died without iffue ; and James , Baron of Galtrim, who died in 1603, leaving 
by Mary, daughter of Richard Aylmer of Lyons, two fons, Patrick his heir, 
of whom hereafter ; and Peter, who married Mary, only daughter of Bar- 
tholomew Bellew of Weftown in county of Dublin, Efq. and had Luke, the 

father of Edward of Weftown, who married Mabel, daughter of < Barne- 

wall, and was interred with her at Weftown, leaving James his heir ; George, 
Luke, Nicholas, who died unmarried ; Mabel, married to Matthias Barne- 
wallof Caftletown in county of Aleath, Efq. ; and Catharine, to Sir Andrew 
Aylmer of Mount- Aylmer in county of Meath, Bart. James of Weftown, 
and of Courtown in county of Kildare, married Catharine Parfons, daughter 
of Richard Vifcount Roffe, and deceafing in 1759, had iffue by her, who died 
1 March, 1766, and was buried with her hufband at Weftown, three fons 
and four daughters, viz. Edward (who in 1743 married Ifabella, eldeft 
daughter and coheir to John Duke of Montague, and relict of William Mon- 
tague Duke of Manchefter ; on the death of the faid Duke of Montague, he 
affumed his name and arms, purfuant to act of parliament ; 2.7 December, 
1753, he was inftalled a Knight of the Bath ; reprefented the borough of Ti- 
verton in Dorfetfhire in the Britifh parliament, was created Baron Beaulieu 
of Beaulieu in c@unty of Hants 4 May, 1 762, ; and in 1784 created Earl Beau-i 
lieu; his only fon John, born 18 January, 1747, is deceafed, and his only 
daughter Ifabella, born 27 Auguft, 1750, died 3 September, 1772, unmar- 
ried); Richard, now living; James., who died in 1787 ; Frances; Eliza- 
beth; Mabel; and Mary. We return now to Patrick, Baron of Galtrim, 
eldeft fon of James, by Mary Aylmer, which Patrick married Margaret, 
daughter of Robert Rochfort of Kilbride, Efq.; 26 May, 1617, he made a 
Settlement of his eftate, made his will 31 December^ 1634, died foon after, 



of Dullardftown ; Margaret (or Mary) to James Huffey, fon 
and fucceilbr to the faid Patrick, Baron of Galtrim ; and 
Elizabeth, to Edward Cufack, Efq. fon of the Lord Chan- 
cellor Cufack. 

Thomas Aylmer, Efq. the eldeit fon, 20 July, 1562, 
had a fpecial livery of his eftate for the fine of 148I. 4s. 3d. 
Irifh 1 , and 24 September, 1593, brought, in perfon, four 

horfemento the general hotting at the hill of Tarah. He 

married Allifon, daughter of Thomas Cufack of Cufhngton, 
Lord Chancellor of Ireland, by his wife Maud Darcy, and 
by her, who died in December, 1623, had three fons and fix 
daughters, viz. Bartholomew, his heir ; Richard of Hart- 
well (who had three ions, George, James, and' Anthony) ; 
John of Ballykenan in the county of Kildare ; Catharine, 
married to James Bathe of Athcarne, Efq. ; Elinor ; Alifon ; 
Rofe ; Mary ; and Margaret, married to Theobald Tuite of 
Monilea in Weftmeath, Efq. and by him, who died 4 No- 
vember, 1632, had an only fon Andrew, then 28 years 
old 2 . 

John Aylmer of Ballykenan, Efq. married Elinor, daugh-p ami *] vo | 

ter of HuiTey of Moyle-HufTey, Efq. and died 26 June, Ballyke- 

1632, feizedof the towns anal lands of Ballykenan, Nichol-nan. 
ftown, Bally kahan, Ballykillan, with 4 meiTuages, and 140 
acres in Newtown, &c. which, on the marriage of his eldeft 


and was "buried in the church of Galtrim, having had iffue five fons and feven 
daughters, viz. Hugh, James, Robert, John, Edward, Eleanor, Bridget, 
Genet, Elizabeth, Ifmay, Anne, and Catharine. — Hugh, the eldeft fon. Ba- 
ron of Galtrim, was living after the reftoration of K. Charles II. ; he mar- 
ried firft a daughter of Dowdall of Brownttown, and fecondly Elizabeth, 

daughter ©f James the firft Earl of Rofcomon, and had two fons, Matthias 
and Peter: Matthias, heir apparent, died before his father in 1663, leaving 
by his wife Catharine, daughter of — — Huffey of Weftown, who re-marricd 
with Chriftopher Barnewall of Newfton county of Meath, Gent. James y 
his heir, ffcyled Baron of Galtrim, a minor at his father's death, and living in ' 
i 1699, who married, according to the family pedigree, Penelope, daughter of 
: Francis Stafford of Portglenone, Efq. (by Sarah his wife, daughter of Sir 
; James Mac-Donnell of the houfe of Antrim, heir to Edmund Stafford of 
i Mount-Stafford in county of Antrim, Efq. and fon of Francis Echlin of 
' Clanowyn in fame county, by Mary, daughter of ——Lucas Lord Killeen) 
i and had iffue Stafford and Patrick ; Stafford, who fucceeded, married Anne, 
i daughter of Simon Kirwanof Caftlchacketin county of Galway, Efq. by Ma-. 
i ry, daughter of Thomas Nugent, Lord Riverfton, and had iffue John ; Ni- 
cholas ; and Thomas ; the elder of whom, 'John Huffey of Rathkenuy in 
county of Meath, and ftyled Baron of Galtrim, married Anne, daughter of 
Ralph Hanfbey, Efq. of Tick-Hill Caftle in Yorkshire, and relic* of Patrick 
D'Arcy of Stydalt in county of Meath, Efq. (Collins Vlll. 414. Rolls Q'z~ 
ike. Lodge, and Family Pedigree.) 

1 Rot. a Eli*i % Inq. poll mortem, 


fon, 20 February, 1624, ne fettled on his five fons and their 
refpectlve hTue male ; remainder to his nephews George, 
James, and Anthony, fons of his brother Richard j remain- 
der to Thomas Aylmer of Lyons, and his heirs male.- His' 

hTue were the faid five fons and three daughters ; Matthew j 
George $ Robert ; Bartholomew ; Richard*, Ellice 1 , mar- 
ried to Gerald Dillon of Killynynen in WefimeatK, and died 
28 September, 1684; Cicely, and Alifon. — Matthew, the 
eldeft fon, 16 years old at the death of his father, was en- 
gaged in the rebellion of 1641, married Elizabeth, daughter 
of — — Wogan of RathcofFey in county of Kildare, Efq. 
by his wife Anne, who was then married to her fecond hut 
band Thomas Huffey of Moyle-HulTey, Efq. and had John, 
his heir, who died an old man in' 1702, having had four 
fons, John, Richard, Matthew, Thomas, and a daughter 
Alice, married in 1707 to William Humphreys of Hollywood 
in the county of Wicklow, Gent. — -John Aylmer, Efq. the 
eldeft fon*, in 16*78 married Mary,- daughter of Thomas 
Breedon, Efq^ filler to John (who died in 170©) and niece 
to John Breedon of Bear-Court in England ; being poffefTed 
of an eftate of 500I. a year, lie made his will 22 March, 
1704, and died foori after, leaving by her, whore-married 
with George Aylmer, Gent. John his heir \ Thomas, who' 
becoming a papift, was cut off with 5 millings, and died iix 
France ; Charles •; Andrew ; Matthew, who left ifluey 
James, who died without iiTiie male. ; Dorothy, married to 
Mr. Grevile ; Elizabeth ; Cicely -, Lydia ; Alice ; and Anne. 
—John, the eldeft fon, in 1705, married Mary, eldeft 
daughter of James Whyte of Pitchfordftown in the county 
of Kildare, Efq. and dying 15 September, 1708, left hTue 
by her (who after married Francis Glafcock of Dublin, Efq.) 
a. daughter Martha, and a fon John, then one year and 
eight months old, who deceafing 26 July, 1 7 1 2, was fuc- 
eeeded by his uncle Charles Aylmer of Ballykenan, Efq. who 
died 6 May, 1754, and his eldeft fon Charles 1 1 September,* 
1749, married the daughter of Mr. James Tyrrell of Glonard 
m the county of Kildaf'eV . , 

We now proceed with Bartholomew Aylmer of Lyons,- 
Efq. fon and heir of Thomas. He married Cicely, daughter 
of Robert Piphoe, Efq. and had four fbns and two daugh* 
ters ; Thomas ; George, who fucceeded his brother ; Ri- 
chard of Rathmore j James of Carrigbrien in the county of 

Clare y 

3 Inq. poft mortem, apud ftaas, 4 Oft. iCiz. * Marriage articles, 

dated 16 November, 


Clare ; the elder married to — Nugent ; and the younger to 
— Talbot. — James of Carrigbrien, the youngefb fon, married 
Mary, third and youngelt daughter of Sir Valentine Browne 
of Rofle in Kerry, aunt to Sir Valentine, created Vifcount 
Kenmare, and \6 December, 1668, making his will., di- 
rected his body to be buried in St. James's church, Dublin, 
or in the church of Lyons^ with his father and ancestors, 
as his overfeers mould think fit * ; and left iffue two fons 
and one daughter ; James (the father of Peter of Carrigbrien, 
who 1 May, 161 1, married Mary, only daughter of Richard 
Burke of Derrymaclaghtny, Efq. and had feveral children ; 
Thomas, Counfellor at Law, who in 1 68 1 married the widow 
of Sir Andrew Aylmer of Donadea^ Bart, and died child- 
lefs in 1688 1 . The daughter Catharine was nrft married to 
Sir Nicholas Plunket, Knt. being his third wife \ and fe- 
condly to John Butler of Weftcourt, Efq. having by Sir Ni- 
cholas an only child Jane, married to Sir Valentine Browne, 
the firit Vifcount Kenmare. 

Thomas Aylmer of Lyons, Efq. by privy feal, dated 2 
March, 1598, was given in ward to "William Udail during 
his minority, but had a livery of his eftate 14 May, 1607 \ 
16 February, 1627, he made a fettlement thereof; 
married Mabel, daughter of Sir Patrick Barnewall of Tup- 
vey, and died 3 November, 1639, leaving by her, who 
made her will 11 December, 1654*, and was buried with 

Vol. VII. E him 

* By his will, proved 43 January, 166S, he left to his eldeft fon James all 
his perfonal eftate, debts, bills, bonds, mortgages, leafes, &c. and all his 
right, title and intercft to all o'lher eftates whatfoever, together with ail his 
houfehold (luff, provided he difcharged his debts, and the portions and lega- 
cies he left by his will — He left to his fecond fon Thomas 50I. a year, during 
the time he fhould continue ftudying the law, and when he had ffiiihed his 
ftudies zool. for his portion. — Ordered 800I. portion to be paid to Sir Nicholas 
Plunket, according to his agreement with him on his marriage with his 
daughter Catharine. — To his filler Nugent 3I. to buy a ring,' as a tok^n of 
his love unto her.— To his niece Talbot his Turkey ring. — To his daughter 
Lady Pluiaket zos. to buy a ring. — To his niece Mary Aylmer ios. for the 
fame purpofe ; and 20s. to each of his overfeers. — Left 3I. to he paid to fuch 
as had been his tenants in Carrigbrien before that time or then, and that 
could challenge any thing due unto them on him, though he knew not any 
fuch, but only to avoid their clamour, and to get their ble.ffmg.— Left his 
two fons executors, and in cafe of James's death without iffue, devifed the 
eftate to Thomas, and if he died without iffue, to his daughter Catharine 
Lady Plunket and her iffue ; remainder to his nephejv Thomas Aylmer cf 
Lyons, and his heirs. (Prerog. Off) 

1 Chancery Pleadings. * Prcrcg. Off. 


him in the church of Lyons, an only daughter Catharine * 9 
whereupon his brother George fucceeded to the eftate, who 
married Margaret, daughter of Meyler Fay of Herbertftown 
in the county of Kildare, Gent, widow of Robert Bathe of 
Lea in the Queen's county, Efq. 1 and dying in March, 1648- 
p, left a daughter Mary, married to Patrick "VVeldon of 
Knockaghin the county of Meath, Efq. who died in 1684, 
leaving one fon William, a minor z ; and a fon Thomas Ayl- 
mer of Lyons, Efq. who made his will 1 6 March, 1 68 1 , 
(proved 11 May, 1682) and left his wife Elizabeth execu- 
trix and re'fiduary legatee : 3 He was buried at Lyons, having 
had ifTue by his faid wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Andrew 
Aylmer of Donadea, Bart, four fons and feven daughters, 
of whom the furvivors were, George ; Gerald ; Richard, 
who went into France with K. James after 1 o April, 1 689, 
and on that account was prohibited by act of parliament 9 
William III. from returning to Ireland, but 12 March, 1 705, 
had a licence to return ; Andrew ; the elder! daughter 
Margaret, married to Colonel Richard Euftace, and furviv- 

ed ; , to Edward Sherlock, Efq. Counfellor at Law y 

Elizabeth was a nun ; Cicely died unmarried ; Catharine 
was a nun in France ; and Mary, married in 1 702 to Wil- 
liam Euftace of Cradockftown in county of Kildare, Efq. 
and by him, who died 3 March, 1 746, had ifTue Alexander, 
George, John, and a daughter, that died young. Alexan- 
der Euftace, the eld eft fon, in 17 19, married Jane, daughter 
of Patrick Latin, Efq. and died 10 March, 17^2, having 
an only fon William, a Colonel in 1 763 in his Majefty's ar- 
my, and two daughters, Mary, married to Sir Duke Giffard 
of Caftle-Jordan, Bart, and Anne, to John Caulfield, Efq. 
George Aylmer of Lyons, Efq. born in 1663 4 , was a 
Lieutenant-Colonel in K. James's army, but at the Revolu- 
tion was comprehended within the articles of Limerick ; and 
in 1685 married Mary, eldeft daughter of Sir Valentine 
Browne, the flrft Lord Kenmare ; died 21 January, 1729, 
and was buried, purfuant to his will, in the church of Lyons, 
having iiTue by her, who died in 1703, three fons and three 
daughters, viz. Thomas, who died in 1709; Gerald ; Valen- 

* She mentions her nieces, Sarificld, and Elizabeth Moore in her wilL 
(Prerog. Off.) 

1 Decree, in Chancery in 1619, being then heir apparent to his brother 
Thomas of Lyons, Efq. and refided at fea. z Prerog. Office,. i Idem. 
< Decree $ Nov. 174$. 


tine, who died unmarried in 1737, and was there buried * ; 
Jane, married to Pierce Bryan, Efq. Elizabeth, who died 
3 May 1 740, and left Richard Euftace of Dublin, Gent, her 

fole heir and executor ; and Cicely. Gerald, who fno 

ceeded, died the 10 March after his father's deceafe 1 ; he mar- 
ried Mary, daughter and coheir to Michael Moore of Droghe- 
da, Efq. made his will 1 March, 1729 (proved 18 of that 
month) wherein he appointed his faid wife fole executrix 2 , 
and by her he left nTue two fons and two daughters, viz. 
George, left under the guardianfhip of Luke Gardiner, 
Efq. and a minor in October 1732 3 ; Michael, who 
fucceeded ; Mary ; and Alice ; born after his deceafe. — 
Michael, the furviving fon, on fucceeding to the eftate, 
was under the guardianfhip firft of William Alcock of 
Waterford, Efq. and after his deceafe, of William 
Vefey, Efq. Mafter in Chancery 4 ; 8 June, 1765, hem ar- 
ried firft Hcnora, daughter of Matthew Hore of Dun- 
garvan county of Waterford, Efq. fhe died 1 8 June that 
year ; and he married fecondly a daughter of Thomas Mathew 
of Thomaftown, Efq. fifter to Francis Lord LandaiF, by 
her he had Mary, married to the Honourable Valentine 
Browne, only fon of Thomas Lord Kenmare * ; and Marga- 

E 2 ret, 

* According to the directions of his will, proved 23 November, 1737, 
wherein he mentions his father George, late of Lyons, and leaves his aunt, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Aylmer, his heir and executrix. (Prerog, Off.) 

f Sir Valentine Browne of CroftB, county of Lincoln, and of Hoggefden, 
county of Middlefex, Knt. was Treafurer of the town of Berwick, and in family 01 
the reigns of Edward VI. and Q^ Mary, a Commiiiioner in divers and fun- fi™ wne > 
dry weighty caufes, a» well in Ireland, as in the north parts of England to- viicount 
wards Scotland *. He was Auditor of the Exchequer in England, and was &- enm * re » 
conftituted Auditor-General of Ireland, in which latter ftation he received a 
directions, 15 September, 1555, from K. Philip and Q^Mary, to repair in- baronet. 
to England, where he died 8 February, 1567, leaving ^ M ". 

Sir Valentine his heir, who in 1583 received inftrudlions, jointly with 1? ? tine * 
Sir Henry Wallop, for the furveying feveral efcheated lands in Ireland; oir . 
and in 1587 further inftruclions were given to Sir Valentine, relating to the Valentine, 
efcheated lands in Munfter, which after he had executed, the Queen difi.of- 
ed of the fame to the Undertakers, to inhabit and manure them ; and he 
Wrote a difcourfe concerning the fettling of that Province. — On %% June, 
1584, Q^Elizabeth, by letters from Richmond, directed him to be fworn of 
the Privy Council ; and in the Parliament which met a6 April, 1585, he 
reprefented the ceunty of Sligo. — Upon his repair to Ireland in 1588, (the 
year of the Spanifh invafion) he was accompanied with the following letter, 
by the Queen's orders, from Sir Francis Walfingham to Sir Edward Denny. 
" Sir, Whereas you know by my means Sir Valentine Erowne was eon- 
" tented, that you mould have the entertainment of five of thofe horfemen, 

" which 

1 Chancery Pleadings. 2 Prerog. Office. 3 Chancery Bill. 

* Idem. 5 Patents of Gilbert Dethic, Efq. Garter, and of Lawrence, 

Daiton, Efq. Norroy, Kings of Arms. 


ret, married in December 1788, to Robert French of 
Rahafane, county of Galway, Efq. Mr. Aylmer married 
thirdly in September, 1770, a daughter of the Honourable 


4C which he had by virtue of her Majefty's warrant granted to him and Sir 
** William Harbert, for twenty-five horfemen between them 3 So it is, that 
t4 Sir Valentine Browne repairing now into Ireland, with his fon Nicholas 
** Browne, to abide upon the portion allotted to him among other Adven- 
" turersj and being like to have neceffary ufe of fome ftrength of horfemen, 
*' as is made known to her Majefty, I am to let you understand, that her 
i( pleafure is, you do from henceforth leave the entertainment of the laid 
■' five horfemen, and fuffer Sir Valentine, or hisfaidfon, to enjoy the fame ; 
'■* and therefore I pray you accordingly fo to do, as I have no doubt but 
" you will, confidering how chearfully Sir Valentine, upon my motion, 
*' was content to yield you thofe five horfemen. And fo I commend you 

" heartily to God Your loving coufin and friend, Fra. Walsin g ham* 

*' Dated from the Court, the 26 of June, 1588." On 28 of that month, 

an indenture waa made between him and Donald, Earl of Clancarre, which 
Earl, (as well for the fum of 42 il. rs. 2d. Englifh, already received, as for 
divers other good caufes and confiderations. expreffed in one pair of inden- 
tures, made between them and his fon Nicholas 1 8 April lafl) granted and 
fold to him and his faid fon, and their heirs, all thofe the manors, cables, 
lordfhips, lands and hereditaments whatever, in the countries of Cofmaigne 
and Onaught-O'Donogho, in the counties of Defmond, Kerry, and Cork, 
late or fometime being in the poffeffion and occupation of Teige Mac- 
Dermod Mac-Cormac, and Rorie Donoghoe-More : And the Earl by the 
lame indenture further witneffeth, that for the zeal and affetftion he carried 
to them, and for their better affurance for the funis already difburfed, and 
might be hereafter laid forth for him, had granted and fold unto them, 
and their heirs, all thofe, the caftles, towns, and lands of Naffoyry, Rofin- 
dievan, and Cliommoelarn, and all other hereditaments within the country 
of Cofmainge, in the county of Defmond, late in the ufe and occupation of 
Owyn Mac-Fynnen, or any other perfons whatfoever, lying within the 
countries aforefaid ; with a condition of redemption on the repayment, in 
Chrift Church, Dublin, of as well the faid fum of 421I. is. 2d. as the fum 
of 141I. 13s. 3d. received further by him on the day of the date of thefe 
preients, and iatisfy all fuch further fums as they fhould lend or difburfe t» 
or for him, or for the cofts and charges that fhould be expended for him, 
with the confent, in writing, of himfelf or his affignees.— Sir Valentine 
married Thomazine, lifter to Sir Nicholas Bacon, Knt. Keeper of the Great 
Seal of England, and had iflue two ions, viz. 
, v Sir Thomas Browne of Hofpital, county of Limerick, and 

Sir Nicholas Erowne of Molaheffe and Roffe, in county of Kerry, Knt. 
aaceftor to the Lord Vifcount Kenmare. 

Sir Thomas Browne of Hofpital, 8 March, 1603, Puffed patent to him 
and his heirs of the whole Abbey of Cahir, otherwife Cahirdownefke, in 
the county of Tipperary, at the Crown-rent of 24I. 9s. 6d. and to keep one 
able horfeman of Englifh birth on the premiffes for the defence thereof; 
and 16 May, 1604, he alfo pafltd patent for the Preceptory or Hofpital of 
Any, &c. in county of Limerick, at the rent of 47I. 7b. o^d. Iriih ; having 
alfo a licence, 24 September, 1608, to hold a Saturday market and a fair, 
on St. Peter's day, at Hofpital, paying the rent of 6"s. 8d. — He married 
Mary, elder daughter and coheir to William Apfley of Pulborough, in, 
county of Suffex, and of Limerick, Efq. (by his wife Annabella, eldefl 
daughter of John Browne, Mafter of Awny) and decealing at Hofpital 1 3 
April, 1640, was buried in the parifh church there, having had three fons 
and five daughters, viz. Valentine, who died before him unmarried ; Mr 
John, his fucceffor ; Thomas, accidentally fnot in a fmith's forge, unmar^ 
ricd ; Thomazine 3 married to Edmund Bourke, Lord Caftleconndl, and 




Thomas De Burgh, fixth fon of John the ninth Earl of 
Clanricarde, and by her has iffue Michael j Garret 5 and 


died in 1630; Annabella, firfr, to Alexander FItton pf Knockany, and fe- 
ccndly to James Gould of Corbally, both of county of Limerick, Efquires ; 
Anne, to Daniel O'Suliivan Beare ; Mary, to Mark Magrath of Blean, 
county of Tipperary, Gent. ; and Alice. Sir John Browne, who iucceed- 
ed his father at Hpfpital, married Barbara, daughter of Doctor John Boyle, 

Bifhop of Cork, and was killed by Sir Barnewall in a duel, having 

iiTue One fon, Sir Thomas, who died unmarried, and four daughters, of 
whom Elizabeth only furvived, who, in 1664, was married to Captain 
Thomas Browne, fon to Sir Valentine of MolIahcfFe, by his fecond wife Ju- 
liana Mac-Carthy I .— The widow of Sir Jobn, for and on the behalf 

of her hufband, depofed, that on and fmce 1 January, 1641-2, they had loll 
in goods and chatties 3,800!. and her hufband, by means of the rebellion, 
was expelled and difpoffelTed of his freehold eftate of Hofpital, and of 
Cloghnefewne, near Mitchelilowne, in county of Cork, worth 1,300!. a 
year ; and me flying to the Caflle of Caftletowne, belonging to Sir Hard- 
re fs Waller, it was befieged 2,6 March, 1642, by Lieut. General Patrick 
Purcell of Croagh, and his army, which being yielded upon quarter ( 1 3 
Mar, 5643), for want of water, after a fiege of five weeks and odd days, 
fhe was fent to Cork under a fufficient convoy, Purcell conducting her with 
wonderful civility all the way, who in their journey told her, that he had 
been twice excommunicated before he would take arms, and that he would 
rather fufFer for his religion, than take arms as he did, if he thought that 
there was not the King's authority for it : And when me was brought near 
Macroome, the Lord Caftleconnell, her nephew, mightily tempted her to 
go to mafs, promifing her thereupon a reffcitution of what fhe had loft, 
which ihe denying, he defired her to leave her children with him, that they 
might be bred up Catholicks under him, profefnng withal, that never a one 
but a Papift ihould poffefs a foot of land in Ireland' 1 : And the faid Barba- 
ra, Lady Browne, remarried with Sir William King of Kilpeacon, ip coun- 
ty of Limerick, Knt. 

We fhall now proceed with Sir Nicholas Browne of Tattaridge, county «• 
of Hertford, alfo of Molaheffe and Roffe, in county of Kerry, younger jj; c v""]« s 
brother to bir Thomas of Hofpital, Knt. which Nicholas married Sheela ' 
(Julia), daughter of O'Suliivan Beare, and died in the year 1676, the pro- 
bace of his will bearing date 2,3 October, having iffue five fons and four 
daughters, viz. Valentine, his fucceffbr ; Thomas, who died unmarried; 
Nicholas, who left an only daughter; John of Kileomon, county of Kerry, 
who married Jane, daughter of Teige O'Brien, and relicT; of Sir Geoffry 
Galway, Knt. and he died 20 June, 1639, without iffue ; Jimes; Thoma- 
:hie; Margaret* married to Daniel, fon of O'Suliivan More; Anne, to 
Edward Springe, Elq 5 and Mabell, to Sir Walter Crofbie of Maryborough, 

Vaientine, who fucceeded, preferred a petition to K. James I. praying Wr 
hisMajeily to abate fome part of the yearly rent reftrved on his eflate, Valentine, 
which he held from the Crown as an Undertaker, under, the letters patent I 

of Q^Elizabeth, granted to his father at the rent of 1 13I, 6"s. 8d. Lnglifh, Baronet, 
in regard of the iaiall profit he made of it, being fet out in the mofl bar- 
ren and remote part of the county of Kerry, and having fo hard a rate 
impofed upon them, that unlefs he was relieved by his Majefty's favour, he 
fhould not be able to inhabit there, and perform the articles of plantation 
to which he was bound. The King, in compliance with this requeii, or- 
dered the L. D. Chichefler, 7 March, 1611, to draw down the rent to that 


1 Ledge's Collect.. 2 Depofitions of Protectants in T. College, Dublin, 

54 AtLMER, Lord AYLMER. 

Family of "We fhall now take notice of the family of Donadea in the 

Don adea, county of Kildare, defcended from Gerald, third fon of 

Baronets. Richard Aylmer of Lyons, by Elinor, daughter of George 

Fleming. — Which Gerald 21 May, 1597, was granted in 


proportion which the Undertakers in the county of Cork paid.—- According- 
ly letters patent paffed the feal, 12 May, 1612, confirming 'to him and his 
heirs for ever, the entire country, territory, or circuit of land called Cof- 
mainge. in Defmond ; the manor, caftle, and lands of Mollaheffe ; the 
town of Noffoyry,; the entire country of Onaght, other-wife and lege, O'Don- 
nogho-iViore, in the country of Defmond, In which was contained the manor 
and fite of the ■Caftle of R.offe ; with divers iilands in Loughlean, and all 
other hi: eftate (which was very large) containing 82 quarters 01 land, and 
being rated at 80 acres the quarter, or ploughland, the whole amounted to 
6560 acres; all which had come firft to the family by immediate bargain 
and grant from the Earl of Ciancarre, by the indenture before-mentioned 5 
and by this patent the rent was reduced to 53I. 58s. 6df. Irifb. ; with a li- 
cence to hold a Thurfday marked, and a fair on St. Brandon's day (16 May) 
and for two days after at Mollaheffe ; and a fair on the feaft of All-Saints 
and two days after, at Knockrere , paying 20s. per annum rent.— But fome 
queftion being afterwards made of the validity of this grant, the King, by 
letters from Greenwich 28 May, 161 8, directed the L. D. St. John to accept 
z furrendcr thereof from him, and to re-grant the fame to him in fee by a 
new patent, for the clearing of all queftions and doubts, and the better fet- 
tlement of the eftate ; and this was done " as well in confideration of the 
" many good and acceptable fervices heretofore performed unto us and oar 
** Crown (fays the King) by the faid Valentine's father and grandfather, as 
" alfo the better to enable and encourage him to do us fervice." — His Ma- 
jefty alfo, " for the aforefaid reafons, and as a reward for his own and his 
** anceftors fervices, and as an efpecial mark of his favour towards him," 
created him aBarcnetof Ireland, by privy feal, dated at Weftminfter 21 De- 
cember, 1621, and by patent 16" February following. 

He married firft Lady Elizabeth or Ellice Fitzgerald, fifth and youngeft 
daughter of Gerald the tenth Earl of Defmond, who was beheaded in 1583, 
and by her had iffue. He married fecondly Julia, eldeft daughter of Cormac 
Mac-Carthy, Lord Mufkerry, by his wife Margaret, daughter of Donogh 
fourth Earl of Thomond, and by her had one fon Thomas, and two daugh- 
ters, viz. Margaret, married to Tobias Matthew of Thurles in county of 
Tipperary, Eiq.; and Mabel, to Thomas Fitz-Gerald of Ballyhane in county 
of Limerick, Efq. and had a daughter Mary, married to Sir Stephen Rice, 
Chief Baron of the Exchequer.— —Captain Thomas Browne, the fon of the 
laft marriage, was an attendant upon K. Charles II. in his exile, in whofe 
fervice he forfeited his eftate, which at the reftoration he recovered. On 2 
November, 1675, he and his wife Elizabeth, daughter and heir to Sir John 
Browne of Hoipital (whom he married in 1664) levied a fine and fuffered a 
recovery of his eftate in the counties of Cork and Kerry ; and an indenture 
was then made, witnefling, that in confideration of their marriage, ofacon- 
f.derable portion fecured to him thereupon, in performance of the agreement 
by him then made with his faid wife, and for that fhe had fecured all her 
eftate, bedng very confiderable, upon her and their iffue (by levying fines 
and fuffering recoveries as of Michaelmas term 1664, and by an indenture, 
dated 29 November that year, declaring the ufes thereof) the premiffes were 
confirmed to him for life, remainder to his iffue male by her, remainder to 
their daughters in tail, with divers remainders over. He made his will 31 
October, 1684, and died in November, 1685; having iffue by his faid wife, 
who deceafed in October 1680, four daughters, of whom Barbara, the fecond, 
dying, unmarried, the furvivors became coheirs'to the eftate of Hofpital, and 



ward to James Ware, Efq. •, lived fome time at Monktown, 
and after at Donadea % was knighted 17 June, 1598; and 

K. James 

were, Ellen, married to Nicholas the fecond Vifcount Kenmare ; Elizabeth, in 
July, 1690, to Melchior Levalleis or Levaliin of Waterilown county of Cork, 
Efq. and died in 1724; and Celena, in 1689, to Colonel John White of 
Rathgourane county of Limerick., Efq. and died in September, 1724. 
The iffue of Sir Valentine by Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald were, 
Thomas, whofc wardihip was granted 26 June, 1635, to Henry Kenny of (1) 
Dublin, Gent, and died foon after. 
Sir Valentine, who fucceeded. (2) 

Captain Janies Browne, who engaged in the rebellion of 1641, and was (3) 
killed by the Earl of Caftlehaven's forces near Moyallow, without ilfue. 

Nicholas, who had no iffue. (4) 

Daughter Elinor, married firft to Oliver Stephenfon of Dunmoylm (1) 
county of Limerick, Efq. and fecondly to Donald O'Sullivan More, living 
in 1689. 

Mary, to James Aylmer of Cragbrien county of Clare, Efq, and , C 2 -) 

Catharine, to Sir Terlagh Magrath of Allevcllan in county of Tipperary, \3) 

Sir Valentine Browne, the fecond B."onet, in virtue of his commiffion for " ir . 
remedy of defective titles, dated 7 September, 1636, for the fine of 5 81. Valentine, 
13s. ad^. Englifh, received a further confirmation of all hiseftate by patent, * 
21 July, 1637, and the rent of 60I. Englifh, and all the premiffes were ere>9> Bart. 
td into the manors of Mollahiffe and Roffe alias Roffe-Idonnagho, with li- 
cence to impark 2000 acres, &c. and alfo the manor of Daonemarke aliaa 
Dronemarke, at the rent of 16I. 1 3s. ^d. Englifn, to impark 1000 acres, &e. 
and likewife the lands of Ballycarbery and others, which were created into 
the manor of Ballycarbery.— He married Mary, fecond daughter of Cormac, 
Lord Mufkerry, before-mentioned, filter to his father's fecond wife ; and 
died 25 April, 1640, having iffue two fons and two daughters, viz. Sir Va- 
lentine, created Lord Kenmare ; Captain John Browne of Ardagh (who, 
puriuant to articles, dated 20 April, 1672, married Joan, lifter of Pierce the 
fixth Lord Cahier, and died 15 Augufl, 1706, without iffue); Elizabeth, 
married to John Tobin of Cunipfhinagh county of Tipperary, Efq. ; and Eli- 
nor, to Power of Kilmayden county of Waterford, Efq. 

Sir Valentine, the third Baronet, was only two years old when he fuc- Sir 

ceeded his father 1 , received a grant of lands under the ails of fettiement 2 ; Valentine, 
and 16" December, 1670, had a remittal of the quit-rents impofed by thefe 3 

a&s. 16 February, 1687, he was appointed a Commifiioner of Oyer and Bart. 
Terminer in county of Kerry ; was of the Privy Council to K. James II. a 
Colonel of foot in his army, and was created by that King (after his abdica- 
tion) Baron of Caftle-Roffe, and Vifcount of Kenmare in county of Kerry; 
the patent bears date at Dublin 20 May, j68o, and K. James's reafons for 
conferring tkeie honours may be found in the following preamble :— -Cam 
eftimia merita et virtutes praidiledH et fidelis fubditi noftri Valentina Browne, 
Baronnetti, nobis abunde innotuerint commemorantes etiam immaculatem 
ejus erga nos fidelitatem, ac complurima egregia et acceptabilia fervitia, 
quse nobis hucufque prseftitit ; hinc eft quod nos praefatum Valentin uni 
Browne, perpetuo regii favoris noftri monumento pofteris fuis tranfmitten- 
do, ornare et decorare decrevimus, ac etiam ad ilatum et dignitatem Baronis 
et Vicecomitis hereditarium hujus regni noftri Hibernian promovendum cen- 

fwimus. Sciatis igitur, &c. 3 For their ferviees to that King, he and his 

fon were outlawed and attainted; but though he was then fo unhappy as to 


1 Lodge Colled. 2 Ros. pat. A. S. 33. Ctr. II. 1. p. £. « Rot. 

pat. 5 Jac. II. 2 p. f. R. 1, 


K. James I. having a gracious purpofe to confer dignities up- 
on perfons of quality and merit, did, among others, make : 


forfeit his eftate, yet he was fo remarkable for his kindnefs to the Englifh and 
Irlfli Proteftants, that the unfortunate King, when he retired to France, 
recommended them to his care. 

He married Jane, only daughter and heir to Sir Nicholas Plunket of Dub- 
lin, andcf Balrathin county of Meath, Knt. (who with his wife Catharine 
Avlmer, 17 September, 1680, levied a fine of his eftate upon himfeif and 
wife for their rcipeclivelives, remainder to the vk of his faid daughter Jane, 
her heirs a^dafiignes for ever) brother to Lucas the -nrft Earl of Fingall; and 
making his will 7 June, 1690, proved %t June, 1694, " he ordered hts body 
" to be buried, if he died in Dublin or near it, with his honoured father-in- 
<*• law, Sir Nicholas Plunket, his Lady, and with the irtoft reverend father 
" Patrick plunket, late Lord Bifhop of Meath, in the monument he himfeif 
" 'built fome years paft in the church, of Killeene ; or. if he died in the county 
" of Kerry, or near it, with his own,. dear and afiecrionate wife Jane, Lady 
*' Kenmare, in the parifii church of Killarney, with his parents and other 
" relations, where, fays he, if God peafes, i live and have quietnefs, 1 in- 
" tend to ereel a tomb, repair the church, or build a final: chapel for the in- 
" terment of my family, and that with as much decency andfolemnity asbe- 
" hoyed, or v.s my fon Colonel Nicholas Browne, and fuch of my friends and 
*l executors aswill be near me at the time of my death, will think fitting ; or. 
*' if I happen to die, or be killed in any remote part of Ireland, or elfe- 
" where abroad, to be buried by fuch of my cfk ers, friends, and regiment 
" as will then be. near, in fome decent Catholic church, monaftery^ abbey, - 
" or church-yard, unpohjbed or newly reconciled, as will be convenient at the. 
" time of my death."-— Byhis wife's untimely death, -her 'jointure of 6col. a 
year fell to him, and fhe had an eiLatc of houfesand lands defcended to her 
and her children, as being coheir to Alderman William Turner of Dublin, 
near or above 100L yearly, in the counties of Wieklcw, Wexford, and city, 
of Dublin: And therefore he left to his daughter Ellis 300k Thomazine 
and Catharine loool. each, and divers legacies. to priefts and convents in 
the counties of Corke and Kerry, to fay maffes for hi? foul',— His iiiue 
were five fone and four daughters, viz.- Sir Nicholas his fuccefTor ; Offory, 
buried 8 October, 1666, in the middle aile of St. Michan's church Dublin;, 
Patrick, buried there 8 Augufb, 1675; James, buried there 24 'October, 
1680 ; Valentine ci l d unmarried ; daughter Mary, married to George Ayl-. 
mer of Lyons in county of Kildare, Efqi.; Ellis, iecond wife to Colonel Ni- 
cholas Purcel, tituiai Baron of Loughmoe in eounty of l.ipperary ; Thoroa- 
zine to Nicholas Bourke of Cahirmoil in county of Limerick, Efq. whofe 
fortune of ioool. was fecured by deed, 23 March. 1684, and by ker father's 
will ; and Catharine, to Don Lewis D'Acunha, Ambaifador at the court of 
England from the King of Portugal. 
Sir Sir Nicholas, the fourth Baronet, and fecond VifcouRt Kenmare, was Co- 

Nicholas, lonel of a regiment of foot in K. James's army ; reprefented the county of 
4 Kerry in his parliament, wkich met 7 May, (668, and was Sheriff of the 

Baronet, county of 'Cork in 1 opo^.-rPurfuant to articles dated 73 March, 1684, he 
married Hellen, alias Ellen,, eldeft daughter of Thomas Browne of Hofpital, 
Efa. who, as the deed fets forth, was to inherit a confiderable eftate; in 
cor.iideration whereof his father fettled the whole eftate on them and their iffue 
male; remainder to Valentine Plunket, alias Browne, his Iecond fon, and his 
heirs male ;. and on failure thereof, and of the iffue whuh his faid father 
might afterwards chance to have, to the rife of John Browne of Ardagh 
countv of Kerry, his father's brother, and his heirs male; remainder to 
; '-■......,. Thomas 

1 Prerog Off, - Idem. 


choice of Sir Gerald Ay'mer to be a Baronet, whom (the 
King writes) as well for his fervices done to him, as for his 


Thomas Browne of Hofpital, and his heirs male ; remainder to Sir Valen- 
tine's right heirs for everv with a power to raife 8oocl. for the preferment of 
his four daughters, Mary, Ellis, Thcm2zine, and Catharine. 

His Lordfhip being, in right ot his faid wife Hellen, feized of her father's 
eftate, was attainted, of treafon, together with his father, for their adherence 
and fervicesto K.James II. whereby- both their own eftates were veiled in 
the Crown, and his wife's eftate was alfo feized curing his life ; but his chil- 
dren by the marriage fettiement being inheritable, he thereby became en- 
titled to become tencntby courtefy ; and the eftate being veiled in truftees by 
act of parliament 2 William IK. they fold it 28 April, 1703, to John Afgiil 
of Dublin, Efq. during the life of the laid Nicholas 1 ; and Qd^Mary, by 
privy fea , daced 1 8 Auguft, 1693, vhil|t the eftates continued in the Crown, 
granted an annuity or rent-charge of 400b thereout to the faid Hellen, dur- 
ing the life of her faid hufband, for the maintenance of herfeif and children, 
to commence from 29 September, 1692, which was continued by the privy 
fealof K. William 8 March, 1698, andfavedin the aforefaid act for vefting 
the forfeited eftates in truftees for the ufe of the public : And in the firft year 
of Q^ Anne, another ?6t was made in England, intitlcd an act for the relief 
of William Spencer. Efq. and the wife and children of tlift late Lord Ken- 
mare, in the kingdom of Ireland, whereby the faid truftees, who were ap- . 
pointed by the Srit mentioned set to fell the l-rifti forfeitures, were to allow 
and fecure all the arrears then clue of the faid annuity tc the faid Hellen, who 
foon after died, leaving fix children under the care and management of An- 
thony Hammond of Someflham in comity of Huntingdon, Efq. and the faid 
truftees fold the eftates of the faid Valentine and' -Nicholas, fubjedt to the faid 
annuity and arrears, to John Afgiil, as above-mentioned 2 . But Valentine, 
the elder ion, claiming an eftate raii in remainder after his father's death, 
who held if by courtefy ; in ail and fmgular the eftates; by virtue of deeds 
and recoveries made and fuffered in 1675, ^is claim was allowed, and he v.cs 
decreed to the fame by -the ftvid truftees. 

1 he faid Nicholas departed this life at Bruffels in April, T720, having had 
by the faid. -Hellen, who died in 1700, two fons and four daughters, viz. 
Valentine his heir; Thomas, who died young; daughter Tan", married to 
the famous John Afgiil, Efq. : and died before 1700, without iifu'e ; Elizabeth, 
to William' Weldon of Knocks alias Gravelmounrm county of Meath, Rfq. •; 
Margaret, a nun in Ghent; and Frances, married to Edward Herbert the 
younger of Killcow in ccunf-y of Kerry, Efq. ... 

Sir Valentine, the fifth Baronet, and third Vifcount Xenmare, was born sir 
in 1695; he continued outlawed by the attainder of his father and grandfa- Valentine 
ther ; in November, 1710, he married ■ Honors, daughter of Thomas Butler" c 

of Kilcaih in county of Tipperary, Efq and by her, who died of the frnnll- Baronet, 
pox in r 730, had Valentine, who died young; 'Thomas, his iuccefTor ; Hel- - 
Jen, married in 173^-9 to John, then fon and heir to Nicholas Wogan of 
Rathcoffy in county of Kildare, Efq. and Catharine— Tn October, .'73;, he 
ruarried fecondly Mary, -daughter of Maurice Fitz-Gerald of Caftk-Ifhin in 
county of Cork, Efq. and-reLcl of Juftin, fifth E3rl of Fiugali, and deceafing 
30 June, 1730, left her enciente of a daughter, which was named Mary- 
Frances, and his widow re-married with John Lord Beliew. 

Sir Thomas, the fourth Vifcount Kenmare, and fr- th and prefent Baronet, Sir 
was- horn in 1 7 z6 : married in December, 1750, to Anne, only daughter of Thomas, 
Thomas Cooke of Painftown in county of Carlow, Efq. and by her Lady- 6 

fhip, who is deceafed, hath ifiue a fon Valentine, who married firft in 1777, Baronet. 
Charlotte, third and youngeft daughter of Henry the eleventh Vifcount Dil- 
! . Ion, 

1 Chancery Pleadings. 2 Idem. 3 His Life may be found in 

iJiog. Eritann. • • - 


other virtues, he held worthy of that title ; and accordingly 
by privy feal, dated at Weftminfter 10 December, and by 
patent 25 January, 1621, created him to that degree. — He 
married to his nrft. wife Mary *, daughter and coheir to Sir 
Henry Travers, widow of James Fitz-Euftace, Vifcount 
Baltinglas, flie dying without ifTue 28 November, 1610, was 
buried 1 8 December with her father in Monktown ; and he 
married fecondly Julia, daughter of Chriftopher, Lord Del- 
vin, and by her, who 11 March, or 2 November, 161 7* 
liad Andrew his only fon and fucceflor ; Lettice, married to 
Sir Chriftopher Barnewali of Crickftown ; and Mabel, to 
Sir Oliver Tuite of Sonnagh in Weftmeath, Bart, and had 

Sir Andrew Aylmer, the fecond Baronet, who fucceeded 
Ills father 19 Auguft, 1634 1 , was knighted before that time ; 
and by the act of fettiement reftored to his eftate, according 
to fuch right and title as he had 22 October, 164T, having a 
remittal of the new quit-rents 24 May, 1671. He married 
Ellen, daughter of Thomas, Vifcount Thurles, and fifter to 
James, the nrft Duke of Ormond, by whom he had Sir 
Gerald, Thomas, living at Donadea in 1680 ; and Eliza- 
beth, married to Thomas Aylmer of Lyons, Efq. — Sir 
Gerald, third Baronet, married Jane f , daughter and heir 
to Philip Fitz-Gerald of Alloone in the county of Kildare, 
Efq. and had Sir Fitz-Gerald Aylmer, the fourth Baronet, 
who in 1 68 1 returned from his travels and ftudies abroad 2 , 
and in June that year 3 married the Lady Hellen Plunket, 


Ion, and by her, -who was born 1 1 September, 1755, an( * died at Cambray in 
September, 1782, be hasonedaughter Charlotte, born about the year 1781. ; Mr. 
Browne married fecondly Mary, eldeft daughter of Michael Aylmer of Lyons 
in county of Kildare, Efq. as in text, and hath iffue Valentine and Mary- Anne*. 

* To her C\_Elizabeth, 12 December, 1590, granted the preceptory of 
Killarge, with lands in Frierefton, Corutlarge, RuiTelllown, and the tythcs 
of the reclory of Killarge and Frierefton, in the county of Carlovv, parcel of 
the eftate of the Hofpital of St. John of Jerufalem in Ireland, to hold by the 
'2o part of a Knight's fee, and the rent of zl. 6s. od. Irifh. 

•f All her eftate, and that of her uncle Maurice Fitz-Gerald, Efq. killed 
in the fervice of the Crown, during the. rebellion of 1641 (whofe heir her 
father was) were granted by patent 9 February, 1 66 j , in fee fimple, to Sir 
Gerald her hufband, in confideration of the efpecial favour and regard the 
King had of the many good and faithful fervices, as well at home as abroad, 
performed by him, his relations and kindred; and purfuant to agreement, 
made upon his marriage, with his father-in-law. The tripartite indenture, 
■purfuant to faid agreement, bears date 1 September, 1662,. (Rot. a z. Car, 
II. i.p.f.) 

1 Book »f Obits of Chrift Church. . 2 Bill in Chancery. 3 Mar- 

riage Articles, dated the do, aoool. portion, 800I. a year jointure. 
*■ Lodge's Collections, &c- 


-Fecond daughter of Luke, the third Earl of Fingall, and dying 
of the fmall-pox 11 June, 1685, set. 22, left hTue by her, 
who in 1694 re-married with Michael Fleming of Stahol- 
mock in the county of Meath, Efq. two fons ; Sir 
Juftin, then three years old •, and Lucas, who in June, or 
July, 1706, became a lunatick, and had an aflignment of 
70I a year for his maintenance. 

Sir Juftin, the fifth >aronet, was born 24 February, 
168 1 x , and left under the guardianship of his mother, who 
took him and his brother into France for their education, 
where they remained during the troubles of K. James's reign ; 
notwithstanding which, fhe and they were outlawed for high 
treafon ; but upon her petition, Q^Mary fent her directions 
from Whitehall 9 Auguft, 1692, to have the outlawry re- 
verfed. — In 1 702 he married Ellice, daughter of Sir Gerald 
Aylmer of Balrath, Bart, and died in 1 7 1 1, leaving two fons, 
Sir Gerald, and Peter Juftin 5 both under the guardianihip of 
Matthew, Lord Aylmer ; whereof Sir Gerald, the fixth 
Baronet^ fucceeded to the eftates of 1750I. a year, or there- 
abouts ; in October, 1726"-, he married Lucy, daughter of Sir 
John Norris of Hempftead in Kent, Knt. Admiral of the 
Britifh fleet, who died in June, 1749, made his will 25 
April, 1735^} and dying in Dublin 6 January, 1736, left 
iiTue by her, who in November, i737,re-married with Robert 
Fifher, Efq. one fon, Sir Fitzgerald Aylmer ; Lucy, born 
in 1729; and Elizabeth, baptized 7 May, 1 73 1. Sir 
Fitz-Gerald, the feventh and prefent Baronet, was born 
14 September, 1736, fucceeded to the eftate, mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter and heir to Cole, Efq. and 

had a fon born at Donadea in November, 1770 4 , and two 
daughters, Lucia and Elizabeth. 

We now return to the family of Dullardftown, from Family 
which the Lord Aylmer derives. — Sir Gerald, the fecond of 
fon of Bartholomew Aylmer of Lyons, by Margaret Chevers, Dullardf-* 
was feated at Dullardftown in the county of Meath ; and be- town * 
ing bred to the law, was appointed by K. Henry VIII. Juftice 
of the Court of Common Pleas 23 Auguft, 1532; whence 
25 June, 1534, k e was rem oved to preftde in the Court of 
Exchequer, with the annual fee of 40I. oflilver; and \z 
Auguft, 1535, conftituted Chief Juftice of the Common- 
Pleas ; from which the King being inclined to promote him 
to the fame rank in the King's Bench, the Earl of Shrewf- 


1 Bill in Chancery. * Articles dated 4$. 3000I. portion, 600I. join- 

ture. 3 Prerog. Off. * Lodge. 



bury (at the inftance of fome of his tenants in the county of 
Waterford) oppofed his preferment, reprefenting him as an 
ignorant man, and unfit for fuch an office. Hereupon, the 
King reproved the Lord Cromwell, his prime minuter, for 
recommending fo improper a perfon ; who (in his jullifica- 
tion) delired his Majefty to cii'fcourfe with him, and hoped 
that he would then find himfelf mifinformed. The King 
did fo ; and allying him (among other things) the true reafon 
of the decay of Ireland. He anfwered, « That it was becaufe 
* £ the eftated men (who ufed to refide, and defend their 
" lands, and countenance their tenants) did now generally 
u dwell in England, and left Ireland a prey to the natives ; 
" but that if his Highneis would oblige them to refidence, 
< £ or feize their efbates to his own ufe, if they did not, he 
* c would foon find a reformation," The King, with thanks 
for his advice, allured him, care mould be taken of it in the 
next parliament \ when the act of abfentees was accordingly 
palTed in 15365 whereby, among others, the Earl of Shrewf- 
• bury forfeited his lands. 

In May, 1539, he attended the L. D. Grey in his Nor- 
1 thern expedition againft O Neile, who was wafting the Pale, 

when he was knighted in the field, for his fervice and valour 
on that occafion ; and that year was appointed one of the 
ComrnifEoners to treat with O Neile on the borders of Ul- 
irer \ having his fervices recompenfed 3 December, with a 
grant to him and his heirs male, of the manor and lordfhip 
of Dullardftown, with other, lands, to hold in capite 9 by 
knight's fervice, and the rent of 20s. fterling. — He was alio 
called into his Majefry's Privy Council; and in 1542 com- 
miffioned, with others, to enquire of all lands, belonging to 
any religious houfes, in the counties of Meath and Kiklare. 

On the accefilon of K. Edward VI. he was fworn of 

the Priry Council 7 April, J 547, and joined in the govern- 
ment of the kingdom with Sir Thomas Cufack, 6 December, 
1552, in which great office he was continued by CK^Mary, 
till the arrival of Sir Anthony St. Leger in November, 1553; 
during which time he fupprefled O Connor with his accom- 
plices ; defeated O Neile near Dundalk *, and 3 6 of that 
month was made Chief Juftice of the Queen's Bench. 

He married Alifon, daughter of Gerald Fitz-Gerald of 
Alloone, (by Ifabel his wife, daughter of Thomas Delalield 
of Culduffe near Caftleknock, Efq.) and filter to Bartholo- 
mew Fitz-Gerald of Culduffe, who married, as beforemen- 
tioned, Sir Gerald's aunt, Anne Aylmer. His ifiue were, a 
daughter Catharine, who died unmarried ; and a fon Bar- 


tholomew, who 9 December, 1553, yac made Clerk of the 
Peace in the counties of Kildare and Meath 5 married Elea- 
nor, daughter of Thomas Warren of Navan, by his wife 
jane, daughter of Thomas Birt of Tullock, and dying be- 
fore his father, had three fons and one ™ughter 5 james -, 
Nicholas ; Chriftopher, anceftor to the' Lord Aylmer ; and 
Slice, married to John Bealing, Efq. _ m . 

Tames, who fucceeded his grandfather ini 5 60, being m 
his minority and married, in his grandfather s hfe-time^the 
cuftodv of his eftate was granted (27 January) to John i^er- 
difie of Rollefton, Gent, on condition that he paid 32I. . 1 8s. 
Iriih, to the Crown j allowed the minor 20L a year tid he 
came of age, to fupport him in diet and cloaths -, and paid 
to Eleanor Warren his mother 1 il. 19s. 4^ yearly ^ her 
■dower- But attaining his full age, he had a livery of his 
eftate 13 July, 1562, for the fine of 64L 17s. f- and 24 
September, 1593, brought two archers on horfeback 10 the « 
hofting at the hill of Tarah.-He married Anne daughter 
of Richard Aylmer of Lyons, Efq. and by her had Nicholas 
his heir, who married Margaret, third daughter and coheir 
to Chriftopher, the feventh Lord Killeen, and had Cnrifto- 
pher of Dullardftown, the father of three fons Richard, 
Robert, and Gerald ; the eldefr of whom fucceedmg him, 
married, in 163 1, Elinor, daughter of Sir Robert Dillon, 
Chief Juftice of the Common-Pleas, and dying 22 Novem- 
ber, 1635, was buried in St. Mary's chapel of Pamftown, 
having had lime by her, who in 1656 was 86 years old, feven 
fons and four daughters, viz. James his heir, who was out- 
lawed for his fhare in the rebellion 5 ; and by Joan, filler to 
Lucas the firft Earl of Fingall, was anceftor to the family at 
Dullardftown ; Edward of Senefchalftown, who died m the 
reign of Charles II. without iffue ; Robert-, Thomas ; Bar- 
tholomew ; Matthew, (who had a daughter Mary, an d two 
fons, Chriftopher, who died childlefs ; and Richard of 
Senefchalftown, who died in 1746, leaving ifiue, by his 
wife Anne*, four fons and eight daughters ; James, Oeraia, 
Edward, Robert-, Bridget, Eleanor, Mary, Mabella, 
Thomazine, Catharine, Roie, and Anne) ; Laurence^ Ca- 
tharine, the fecond wife to Chriftopher Cfuife of the iNau 1, 
Efii. : Anne, married to Richard Tyling of Mullagha; Eli- 
zabeth, to Richard Tuite of Baltralhey, all in the county oi 
JVIeath ; and Role. „ T ^ 

* Rot A° « Eliz. f. a Idem. 4° f- 3 Lod ^ e CoUcA \ * Th " 

f*id Richard's will, prpved *6 March, 174^ m Court ol* re* og^i c. 


Family of We fhall now proceed with Chriftopher, youngeft fon of 
Balrath. Bartholomew Aylmer of Dullardftown, anceftor to the Lord 
Aylmer. Which Chriitopher was feated at Balrath in the 
county of Meath, and was there fucceeded by his fon Ge- 
rald, to whom a pardon was granted under the great. feal for 
all offences, dated 3 September, 1662, being therein ftyled 
Efquire. The faid Chriftopher made his will 24 July, 
1662 # , and by Dame Mary his wife 1 , had two fons, Chris- 
topher and Bartholomew 5 the elder of whom was knighted, 
and created a Baronet; married in 1639 Margaret, third 
daughter of Matthew, the fifth Lord Louth ; and dying in 
September, 1671, had ifTue by her, who died in December, 
1673, three fons and one daughter \ Sir Gerald; Matthew, 
created Lord Aylmer ; George, a Captain in the navy of K. 
Charles II. who loft his life in the fight of Bantry-Bay; and 
Catharine, married firft to Sir Nicholas Plunket of Dublin, 
K.nt. 2 ; and fecondly to Michael Warren of Warrenftown in 
the county of Meath, fhe made her will 12 Auguft, 1725, 
proved 20 December, 1726, and was buried in the church 
of Knockmark, having irTue two daughters, Mary, married 
to James Tyrrell ; and Anne, to Chriftopher Johnfton ; and 
three fons, Chriftopher ; Oliver, who died Lieutenant of a 
fhip of war ; and Sir Peter Warren, Knight of the Bath, 
who, after his father's death (and during the life-time of his 
mother) was taken to England by his brother Oliver, when 
under the age of twelve years, and upon his arrival there 
(in 1 7 15) was placed under the care of his uncle Mat- 
• thew, Lord Aylmer, who bred him a Proteftant, and put 
him early to the fea-fervice on board a man of war. In 
1722 (being then about 20 vears old) he was commiflioned to 


* The faid Gerald, by his will, devifed the manor, towns and lands of 
Balrath, Sifiy, Matafeene, Gbriftown, the Deene, Higginftown, Carricke, 
Cruiftown, Beguetts-hills, Barriftown, and Monafterboife, to Nicholas 
Dowdall of Brownftown county of Meath, Efq. and his heirs, towards the 
payment of fuch debts as he owed ; and limited and appointed that the ma- 
nor, towns and lands of Heynftown, Reynoldftown, Gibftown, Palmer, 
Carnanbreag; with the hamlets thereof, Channon-rock, Coolcredane, and 
Dromcawell, and the impropriate tithes of the parifh of Ballymagarry, to the 
faid Nicholas Dowdall and his heirs, to particular ufes. — He bequeathed to 
his well-beloved fon Bartholomew 40I. a year outof the mortgage due to him 
upon Heynftown, Reynoldftown, and Channon-rock, until he was paid the 
faid mortgage. — He appointed the faid Nicholas Dowdall executor, and di- 
rect ed him to pay ?ol. for his foul's health, to fuch poor as he fnould think 
meet. (Prerog. Off.) 

* The faid Richard of Lyons' s will, proved 6 March, 1746, in Court of Pre- 
rogative. * Rot. A°. 36. Car. II. 


be a Lieutenant, and in 1727 Captain ^of one of tlie King*s 
fhips ; in which fervice his endeavours to do his duty for the- 
advantage of the public were fo eminent, that he was pro- 
moted to the rank of Vice-Admiral of the red flag, died 
in that {ration, at Dublin, 29 July, 1752, and was buried 
at Knockmark, leaving ifTue three daughters, by his wife, 
the lifter of Oliver Delany of New-York, Efq. 

Sir Gerald Aylmer of Balrath, the fecond Baronet, bf 
the decree of the Commiffioners for executing the act of 
fettlement, dated 17 Auguft, 1663, was adjudged an inno~ 
cent Papijiy and reftored to feveral lands in prefent pofTemon, 
and to others after the death of his father and mother, in 
tail-male, namely, Balrath, Mullafin, Deanes, Tburftian- 
ftowne, Thenmallltowne, the impropriate rectory of Bally- 
nagarry, Higginftown, Cilley, and O'Brienltown in county of 
Meath 5 Hyanftown, Reynoldftown, Gibftown, Shannon- 
Park, Culcredan, Drumcowell 1 , &c. in the counties of 
Meath and Louth, which were all confirmed by patent £ 
January, 1679; but the reveriion in fee expectant being 
vefted in the Crown, he obtained a grant thereof, under the 
act of grace, 13 November, 1684. — He married in January 3 , 
1 664, Mary, daughter of John Beliew of Willyftown in 
Louth, Efq. and died in June, 1702, having iiTue by her, 
who furvived him, and was left his executrix, five fons and 
five daughters, viz. John, who fucceeded tct, the title *, Ro- 
bert, who died unmarried ; Andrew, who alfo fucceeded to 
the title ; Patrick of Mayfield in county of Kildare, Efq* 
(who whilft very young entered into the fervice of Q^Annej 
and embraced the Proteftant religion, as by law eftabiifhed, 
at or before the age of 1 2 years •, he was furveyor of his Ma» 
jefty's revenue of excife ; married Wiiliamza an heirefs in 
England 5 ; made his will 3 March, 1737? which was proved 
2 July, 1739? and left an only fon Sir Matthew Aylmer, 
who fucceeded to the title of Baronet) ; the fifth and 
youngeft fon died without iiTue ; and the daughters were 
Ellice (married fir ft to Sir Juftin Aylmer of Dpnadea, Bart. 
fecondly to Philip Roche, Efq. thirdly 4 , in March, 17 14, 
to Luke Dillon of Clonbrock, Efq. fourthly, in May, 17 18 5 , 
to John Dillon of Mile- Abbey in the county of Kildare, Efq. 
and died 27 Auguft, I74i 6 , having iiTue by her faid fourth. 
hufband, Rofe, married to Thomas Scurloge, and Mary to 


1 Lodge Collect. 2 Articles dared 5 of that month. ' Bill in 

Chancery, filed in 1761. * Articles dated 7 March. ? Chancery 

Pleadings and Articles, dated 2,3 May, 1 7 1 S. 6 Chancery Pleading!, 

<5 4 AYLMER, Lord AYLMER, 

John Dillon the younger) j Margaret ; Catharine ; Frances* 
married to Hyacinth Darcy, Efq. and died in 1741 \ and 

Jane, to Bathe 1 . 

Sir ■ John Aylmer, the third Baronet, married Alice, 

daughter of Browne, fifter to George Browne, Efq. 

and dying 2 April, 17 14, without hTue by her (who re-mar- 
ried firft. with Dominick Meade of Tullyheady in the county 
of Tipperary, Efq. who dying without hTue in November, 
1 7 1 7, fhe became the fecond wife of T homas Lyfter of Ath- 
league in the county of Rofcomon, Efq. 7 March, t 7 1 8, 
who leaving her a widow 28 Auguft, 1726, me took to her 
fourth hufoand Rev. Oliver Carter of Killala, county of 
Mayo) was fucceeded by his brother Sir Andrew, the fourth 
Baronet, who married Catharine, daughter of Edward Huf- 
fey of Weftown in the county of Dublin, Efq. and died 5 
November, 1740, in King-ftreet, Oxmantown, having hTue 
by her, who died in February or March, 174^, Sir Gerald 
his heir; Mabel, married to Mr. John Strong of Balrath; 
Margaret, (firft, in March, 1746, to Robert Luttrell of 
Dublin, Merchant, who died in July, 1752, without hTue ; 
and in October, 1755, fbe re-married with Robert Netter- 
ville, Efq. 3 ) ; and Catharine, who 17 July, 1757, married 
John Malpas of Rocheftown county of Dublin, Efq. and died 
14 June, 1760, without hTue. Sir Gerald, the fifth Ba- 
ronet, dying unmarried 1 2 July, 1745*, was fucceeded by 
his firft coufin Sir Matthew Aylmer, born 10 April, 1724. 
Matthew, Matthew, the fecond fen of Sir Chriftopher Aylmer of 
1 Balrathj in the reign of Charles II. was employed to raife 
Baron. f fcliers in Munfter, to be tramported into Holland, for the 
fervice of the ftates againft the Frehch, in which bufinefs he 
expended above 400!. of his own fortune *, but after he had 
compieated his number, feveral misfortunes happening, 
which caufed them all to mifcany, he applied to his brother 
Sir Gerald, to affift him with money in railing more men, 
without which his credit beyond iea, and his fortune were 
likely to be abfolutely loft. — Sir Gerald having fome time 
before perfected a bond, for the payment of iool. to him, in 
full diicharge of the remainder of his portion, left by his fa- 
ther upon the eftate, confented to advance that fum, and 


* He left by his will, dated 28 January, 1744, loool. to the Charitable 
|nfirmary on the Inn's-quay, fince removed to jervis-ftreet. (Prerog. Off.) 

1 Chancery Pleadings. a Chancery Bill, 1761. 


m a fhort time procured 160 men, whom by his brother 
Matthew's directions, he cloathed, and maintained for three 
months, at the expence of above 15c!. and at h r s requefr, 
laid out 300L more in purchafing a fhip, named the Philip of 
Whitehaven ^ for their pafFage into Holland . — Thefe forces, 
at the conclufion of the war, being difbanded, Mr. Aylmer 
became a Pa^e to the Duke of Buckingham, who fent him to 
fea ; where he improved fo well, as to be advanced to the 
command of a fhip in the reign of Tames II. and after the 
engagement of La Hogue, was cohftituted 8 February, 1092, 
Rear- Admiral of the red-fquadron, and fent to the Mediter- 
ranean, where he gained a great deal of reputation by the 
treaties he concluded at Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli. 

He was a man, very handfome in his perfon 5 of good 
underftanding ; and indefatigable in bulmeis ; very zealous 
for the liberties of the people ; and made a good figure in the 
parliament (wherein he fat, as one of the Barons for the Port 
of Dover, from the year 1608 to his death) as well as in the 

In 1 70 1 he was made Governor of Deal-Caftle. 31 Octo- 
ber, 1709-5 confcituted a Lord CommiiiiGrier of the Admi- 
ralty ; and 1 7 November following made A dmiral and Com- 
mander in Chief of her Majefcy's fleet, in which he was fuc-> 
ceeded 27 January, 17 10, by Sir John Leake ; but on the 
acceflion of K. George I. was reinftated in that command 1 9 
October, 1714, and in November made Governor of the 
Royal Hofpital of Greenwich, Keeper of his Majefty's Palace 
there, and of Greenwich Park* — On 16 April, 1717, he 
was again appointed a Commiilioner of the Admiralty, and 
19 March Rear- Admiral of the fleet ; in which month he 
had a patent of the Mafterihip of Greenwich Hofpital for 
life, a charitable foundation, which he very much promoted, 
for the relief of difabled feamen ; and by privy feal, dated at: 
St. James's 12 April, and by patent* 1 May, 1718, was ad- 

VoLi VII. F vanced 

* The preamble. Cum fubditorum fit merere, ac princip Zhonores digno 
largiri, egregium munificentie nobis prasbet argumentum 'delis noftef et 
prseddectus Mattheus Aylmer, armiger, qui, ab illuftri in agro midenfi doma 
oriundus, fp'endorem ab honeftiffimis acceptum proavis, adeo non mitinit ut 
auxerit, infigniterque amplificaverit, qui a tenera setate arms fecutus, tanta 
prudentia et virtute terra marique fe geflit, ut tribunus militum, et tandem 
claffium praefecftus eflet merito creatus, in hoftem acerrimus, cum Gallis pns- 
lium son femel commifit, nee ufquam fine gloria. Qui conftantia inconcuifa, 
fpretis aique irnproborum minis ac blandientium illecebris, imemeratam om- 
ni tempore erga nos fidem, et finceram legibus obedientiam pra:ititit. Qui- 
que, poft quinqnagintn annorum domi militisque esantlatos propatria labo- 


vanced to the Peerage of Ireland, by the title of Lord Ayl" 
mer, Baron of Balrath. 

After this advancement, he was appointed in 1720 Rear- 
Admiral of Great Britain, but died 1 8 Auguft that year ; and 
having married Sarah, daughter of Edward Ellis of London, 
Efq. had ifrue by her, who died of an apoplexy in Novem- 
ber, 1 7 10, two daughters ; Elizabeth ; Lucy, (married to 
Hugh Fortefcue of Filley in Devonshire, Efq. by whom me 
had Matthew Lord Fortefcue of Caftle-hill, and ilie died at 
Ebrington in county of Gloucefter 27 February, 1767 1 ) •, and 
one fon. 
Henry, Henry, the fecond Lord Aylmer, who was one of the 

2 Equerries to his Majefty K. George I. was returned to Par- 
Baron, liament in 1722 for the Cinque-Port of Rye in SufTex ; and 

in Auguft 1727 appointed Comptroller of the Mint, which 
he reiigned in April, 1 754*. — He married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Henry Frieftman, Efq. a Commifiioner of the Navy 
and Admiralty, in the reign of K. William, and Commander 
of a -fquadron of. mips under K. Charles II. and died. 26 
June, 1 754 3 > having hTue by her, who died at Greenwich 
12 January, 1749-50, aged 60, four fons. 
f { \ Matthew, who 20 February, 1737, was made an Enfign 

in the nrft regiment of foot-guards, and died 2 September, 

(2) Henry, who fucceeded to the title. 

(3) Philip, deceafed. And 

(4) John 4 . 

Henry, Henry, the third Lord Aylmer, entered early into the 

3 royal navy, and 1 8 September, 1 741, was made Commander 
Lord, of his Majefty' s mip the Portmahon ; having married Anne, 

daughter of William Pierce of Virginia, Efq. and dying 7 

October, 1766, had ifTue by her, who died 24 October, 

1756, one daughter Anne ; and a fon and fuccefTor 

Henry, Henry, the fourth Lord, who fat firft in Parliaments a 

4- Peer 5 \6 February, 1778.-23 February, 1774, he married 

.Lord. Catharine, fecond daughter of Sir Charles Whitworth, 


res, indies contendit de nobis omnlbufque bonis optime promereri. Hunc 
igitur ftatuimus Baronum regni noftri Hibernise numero adfcribi, ut ipfe 
tandem in ilia regione nobilitetur, quam majores fui olim ornarunt et pro- 
pugnaverunt, et in qua, a fervitutis vinculo redimenda, ipfe fub fecundis 
raagni Wiliielmi aufpiciis feliciter iniudavit. Sciatis igitur, &c. (Rot. A*. 
4. Geo. I. 1. p. D.) 

1 Lodge. 2 Gazette. 3 Debrett's Peerage. * W il1 

©f Sir Gerald Aylmer of Donadea. s Lords Journ. V. 36, 


Knt. and deceafmg 22 October, 1785, left ilTue by his Lady 

(who 22 September, 1787, re-married at Loughurn in 

county of Armagh, with Howell Price, Efq. of that county) 

three fons and a daughter, viz. Matthew*, Henry, born 14 

May, 1 776 ; Frederic k-William *, bora 12 Oclober, 1777 ; 

and Role, born it; Oclober, 1779. 

Matthew, the fifth and prefent Lord Aylmer, was born Matthew, 

24 Mav, i/74, and is a minor 1 . , 5 

^ ' 3 ' ' ^ Lord. 

Ti t l e .] Matthew Aylmer, Lord Aylmer, Baron of Bal- 
rath in the county of Meath. 

Creation.] So created 1 May, 17 18, 4 Geo. I. 

Arms.] Pearl, a Crofs, Diamond, between four Cornifh. 
Choughs, Proper. 

Crest.] In a ducal Coronet, a Chough, with "Wings 
difplayed, Proper* 

Supporters.] Two Mariners, habited, the Dexter 
holding in his Hand a ForeitatF, and the Siniiter a Lead- 
Line, ail proper. 

Motto.] Steady. 



X HE family of Proby came originally from "Wales, and 
were there named Ap-Probyn, but they have flourimed 
for many ages in the county of Huntingdon 5 Randolph R an _ 
Proby, of the city of Chefter, fettled at Brampton in that do] ph, 
county, at the latter end of the fifteenth century ; and by 

his wife, the daughter of >■* Bernard, had two fons, 

Ralph Proby of Brampton, Efq. who was living about the" 
year 1580, and died in 1605, without irTue ; and Sir Peter <,. 
Proby, Knt. who fucceeded his brother at Brampton, and p 
at Elton in the fame county ; he ferved the high office of 

F 2 Lord 

* In the lift of penfions printed in 1788, we read as follows : 24 
February, 1783, a penilon was granted to the Right Hon. Henry Theophihis 
Clements, in truft for Henry Lord Baron Aylmer, Lady Aylmer, and their 
children, Matthew, Henry, Frederick, Whitworth, and Rofe. 

1 Ulfter's Off. and Letter from Dowager Lady Aylmer: 


Lord Mayor of the city of London in 1.522 ; in 1618, he 
was ftyled of Rans in the county of Bucks, and died in 
1 624, leaving by Elizabeth, daughter of John Thorough- 
good, of Chivers in Effex, Efq. and relict of Edward Hen- 
ion of London, Gent, five fons and one daughter, viz, 
v 1 ) Sir Heneage. 

( 2 / Edmund Proby, D. D* a confiderable benefactor to Jefus- 

College, Cambridge. 
u) Charles, who married the daughter of — Torriano of 

London, Efq. and had a fon William, who fucceeded after- 
wards at Elton. 
(4) Henry, of the Middle-Temple, Efq. who, by his wife 

Ellen, daughter of William Benham of London, merchant, 
had two fons and three daughters, viz. Edward j Henry 5 
Anne ; Elizabeth ; and Ellen. 
(5") Emanuel, who married Mary, daughter of John Bland of 

London, merchant, and had Peter, George, and Sufanna. 
The daughter Walfingham, became the wife of William 
Downhail, Efq. 
g; r Sir Heneage, the eldeft fon of Sir Peter, born in 1600, 

Heneage. "was of Elton and of Rans in Huntingdon , he was Sheriff* 
of the county of Bucks, and in many parliaments reprefent- 
ed the borough of Agmondefham in that county. In 1661 
he married Ellen, daughter of Edward Allen of Finchley, 
in the county of Middlesex, Efq. and died 10 February, 
1667 *, leaving ifTue by her, who died 12 June,' 1678, aged 
72, two daughters, Elizabeth and Helen ; and three fons, 
viz. Sir Thomas ; John, who fucceeded his brother \ and 
Heneage, who died 7 May, 1669, aged 27. 
§• Thomas, the eldeft fon, was created a Baronet 7 March, 

Thomas 1 662, and died m ] 6&9> being about 45 years of age. In 
Bart. 1660 he reprefented the borough of Agmondefham in 
Bucks, and in 1661 ferved in parliament for the county of 
Huntingdon ; he married Frances, daughter of Sir Thomas 
Cotton of Connington, in county of Huntingdon, Bart, by 
whom he had iflue one fon Thomas, who died on his tra- 
vels, unmarried, and three daughters, viz. Alice (born in 
1673, who became the wife of Thomas Wentworth of 
Harrowden, in county of Northampton, father of Tho- 
mas, the laft Earl of Malton, and Marquefs of Rocking- 
ham) ; Frances and Elizabeth died unmarried. The faid 
Sir Thomas dying without furviving male iflue, was fac-i p 
ceeded in the efbtte of Elton by John, the fecond fon of 
Sir Heneage, who reprefented the county of Huntingdon in 



the reigns of K. William and Q^Anne, and died in the 
year 1710 ; he married Jane, daughter of Sir Richard Curl, 
Bart, and had an only daughter Frances, who died unmar- 
ried in 1 7 1 1 . 

Hence we return to Charles, third fon of Sir Peter Pro- Charles, 
by, Knt. who married a daughter of — Torriano of London, 
Efq. defcended from an ancient family of that name in Italy, 
and by her had two fons, William ; and Charles Proby, 
D. D. Rector of Tawing, in Hertfordshire, who married 
Mary, daughter of Richard Harrifon of Balls, in county of 
Hertford, Efq. and had feveral children, of whom Sufanna, 
Ethelreda, and Jane furvivecl their infancy. 

William, the eldeft fon, fometime Governor of Fort St. William* 
George in the Eaft Indies; married a daughter of Ro- 
bert Cornwall of Berington, in the county of Hereford, 
Efq. and by her had iiTue Editha, who married Sir John 
Oiborne of Newtown, in county of Tipperary, Bart. ; and 
two fons, viz. Charles, who died unmarried ; and 

John Proby, Efq. who fucceeded kis father ; he reprefent- John, 
ed the county of Huntingdon in October, 1722, as he after 
did the borough of Stamford in parliament in 1734 and 
1 74 1, and died in 1760, at Ipfwich in Suffolk, leaving ifliie 
by his wife Jane Levefon, daughter of John, the firft Lord 
Gower, (fhe died 10 June, 1726) one daughter Caroline, 
who died unmarried, and five fons, viz. 

John, created Lord Carysfort. ^\ 

William, who died at fea, unmarried. (2) 

Thomas, Major of Lord Howe's regiment, who was kil- (3) 
led at the attack of the lines of Ticonderoga, in North- 
America, unmarried. 

Charles, a Captain> in the Royal Navy, who married (4) 

Sarah, daughter of ~ Pownall, Efq. and had iiTue 

Charles, and Baptift-Levefon. 

Baptiit, Rector of Doddington in the Kle of Ely, and of (5) 
Thornhaugh, in the county of Northampton ; he married 
Mary, daughter of the Rev. Mr. RuiTel, and had feve- 
ral children, of whom BaptifVJohn ; Mary ; Catharine and 
Caroline, lived to maturity. 

John, the eldeft fon, was born 25 Norember. 1720, O. S. John, 
He was elected to parliament for the borough of Stamford, l 
in county of Lincoln, in T746, and afterwards ferved for Lord. 
the county of Huntingdon ; he was appointed a Lord of the 
Privy Council in Ireland, by his late Majelty, and a Lord 
of the Admiralty in Great Britain. In 1761, he was creat- 
ed a Knight of the Honourable Order of the Bath ; and 



was, in 1763, re-appointed one of the Lords Commiffion- 
ers of the Admiralty. He was created Baron Carysfort * 
of Carysfort, in the county of Wicklow, purfuant to privy 
feal, at St. }ames ; s, 9 December, 1751 *, and by patent at 
Dublin, 23 January,i 752 *, by which title he fat in par- 
liament 7 October, 1755 3 . 

27 Auguft, 1750; he married Elizabeth, eldeft daughter 

of Jofhua, the fecond Vifcount Allen, and coheirefs to her 

brother John, the third Vifcount ; his Lordmip deceafed at 

Lille in Flanders 18 October, 1772 4 , and was buried at 

Elton, leaving iffiie by her, who died in March, 1783, 

John- Jofhua, who fucceeded to the honour; and Elizabeth, 

born 14 November, 1752. 

John- John- Jofhua, the fecond and prefent Lord, was born 12 

Jofhua, Auguft, 1 75 1 ; took his feat in the Houfe of Peers 12 

2 October, 1773 5 , and having the honour to be appointed a 

Lord. Knight Comoanion of the moft illuflrious Order of St. Pa^ 

trick was inllalled with the other Knights, in St. Patrick's 

Cathedral 17 March, 1783. 

19 March, 177^, he married the daughter of Sir 
"William Ofborne, Bart.-f and by her had ifTue two fons. 


* In his Lcrdfnip's patent of creation, he is called John Proby, junior. 
Family t Sir Richard Ofborne of Ballyntaylor, in county of Waterford, was 

"of created a Baronet 15 October, 1629, having been appointed by K. James I. 

Ofborne 4 Oclober, 1616, with Henry Ofborne, Gent. Clerk of the King's Courts 
Baronet3. an ^ Prothonotary within the city and county of Limerick, and in Tippera- 
ry, Clerk of the Crown and Peace, and Clerk of the Affiles in the faid 
counties, which they furrendered to K. Charles I. 16 January. 1629. He 
died in 1667. leaving three daughters, the eider married to Beverley U filer, 
Efq.; the fecond to - — Pomeroy, Efq.; and the third to Richard Odell, Efq. 5 
Sir Richard had alfo three fons, viz. Sir Richard, his heir; Nicholas, whofe 
fon Thomas fucceeded to the title ; and Roger, who acquired a .confidera- 
ble eftate, and died childlefs in 1679. Sir Richard, the fecond Baronet, 
died in 1685, or beginning of 1686, leaving Sir John; and Richard, who 
became non compos mentis. Sir John, the third Baronet, in 1669 married" 
Elizabeth, fourth daughter of Thomas Walfingham, of Scadbury in Kent, 
Efq, by Anne, fourth daughter of Tbeophilus, fecond Earl of Suffolk, 
(whofe third daughter Margaret, married Roger Boyle, the firft Earl of 
Orrery). Sir John dying without iffue, 4 April, 17 13, was fucceeded by 
Sir Thomas Ofborne of Thekincorr, or Tuckincorr,in county of Waterford, 
fon and heir to Nichols, fecond fon of the firft mentioned Sir Richard , 
which Sir Thomas, the fourth Earqnet, married twice; the name of his 
firft wife we have not recovered, but he married fecondly, in 1704, Anne, 
youngeft daughter of Beverley Ufher, Efq. before-mentioned. She remar-* 
ried, in Auguft, 1717, with Francis Skiddy of Lublin, Gent. Sir Thomas 


1 Rot. A . 25 Geo. II. 3. p. D. R. 49, . 2 Idem. R. 18. 3 Lords 

Journals IV. 18, 4 Lifter's Office. \ Lprds Jour. IV. 684. 


and two daughters, viz. William- Allen ; John j Emma- 
Elizabeth ; and Gertrude. 

Title.] John-jofhua Proby, Lord Baron Carysfort of 
Carysfort, in county of Wicklow. 

Creation.] So created 23 January, 1752, 25 Geo. II, 

Arms.] Ermine, on a fefs, ruby, a lion paftant, topaz. 

Crist.] An oitrich's head, erafed at the neck, pearl, 
gorged with a Ducal Coronet, holding in it's bill a key, topaz. 

Supporters.] The dexter, an oftrich, pearl, gorged 
with a Ducal Coronet, holding in its bill a key, topaz, as 
the creft. The finifter a Talbot, diamond, armed and lan- 
gued, Ruby. 

Motto.] Manus hjec inimica Tyrannis. 

Seats.] Elton-Hall, in county of Huntingdon j and 
Stillorgan, 4 miles from Dublin. 

D A M E R, 

died 10 Oclober, 1713, having iffue by his firft wife an only fon Nicholas, 
who, in 1684, married Anne, eldeft daughter of Sir Laurence Parfons of 
Birr, Bart, and dying before his father, left ifTue four, fons and four daugh- 
ters, viz. Sir Nicholas, fucceffor to his grandfather; Thomas, who died 
unmarried ; John, who fucceeded to the honour ; Laurence ; daughter 
Frances ; Arabella, married to Robert Marfhall, Efq. appointed, 24 April, 
1754, fecond Juftice of the Court of Common Pleas; Mary, married 22 
December, 1716, to William Moore. Deputy Mufter-Mafter General, and 
by him, who died 18 March, 1735, had Ofborne-John, baptized 12 No- 
vember, 1758, Beresford, and other children ; and Catharine, who died un- 
married. — Sir Nicholas, the fifth Baronet, married firft. Mary, daughter of 
Doctor Thomas, Lord Bifhop of Limerick, with whom he had 2000I. por- 
tion, and died 13 January, 17 18, having iffue by her (who remarried with 
Major Ramfay, and had a daughter Mary, married to William Rochfofd, 
Efq. younger brother to Robert, late Earl of Beividere ; and her Ladyfhip 
died at Clontarff 9 February, 1762); two daughters, viz. Anne, aged 9 
years at the death of her father, married to Henry Vereker of Roxborough, 
in county of Limerick, Efq.; and Dorothy, aged 8 years at the death of 
her father, married 3 April, 1738, to William Taylor, Efq. Collector of 
Limerick, and fryied of Moy allow, who died 15 May, 1746. — John, fe- 
cond fon of Nicholas, became, on his brother's demife, the iixth Baronet ; 
he was bred to the profeffion of the law, was member of parliament for the 
county of Waterford, refided at Newtown, in county of Tipperary, and 
died 11 April, 1743. He married Editha, daughter of William Proby, 
Efq. father of John, the firft Lord Carysfort, and by her, who died 19 Ja- 
nuary, 1745, had iffue fix fons and four daughters, viz. Sir William, his 
heir; Nicholas; Thomas; Charles, in the army, who died in 1782; Ar- 
thur ; John in the army ; daughter Editha (who married firft Robert Wal- 
lis, Efq. a Lieutenant of horfe ; and fecondly, 1 Auguft, 1767, Henry 
L'Eftrange, of the King's County, Efq. who left her a widow) ; Frances ; 
Arabella, married to Stearne Tighe, Efq. ; and Emma to Doclor Henry 
Coghlan, grandfon of Doctor Henry Maule, Eifhop of Meath. — Sir Wil- 
liam Ofborne, the feventh Baronet, was elected to parliament for the bo- 
rough of Carysfort, 20 March, 1749, he married Elizabeth, elder daughter 
of Thomas Chriftma*, Efq. of Whitfield, county of Waterford, and deceas- 
ed in November, 1783, having had iffue feven fons and three daughters, of 
whom two fons and one daughter furvived, vis. Sir Thomas, the eighth 
and prefent Baronet ; John- Proby ; and Lady Carysfort. (Lodge, edit, 
1754, II. 65, n. Collins III. 134. Roll's and Ulster's Offices, and Col- 

t 7* 1 


JL HIS noble family has been long feated in the counties 
* 2* of Somerfet and Dorfet, being written variously, in ancient 
deeds, D'Amory, Delmare, or Dameer, and at length 
William William D'Amory came into England with William I. 
Gilbert. Gilbert, his fon, held lands in county of Somerfet, 15 
Gilbert. Henry II. and his fon, another Gilbert, was in the expedi- 
tion to Gafcoigne, 22 Edward I. he left ifTue three fons. 
(i) Sir Roger, conftable of Knarefborough, and Corfe 

Caftles, and in the wars againft the Scots, in the reign of 
Edward II. \ he was alfo Governor of the caitles of Glou- 
cefter and St. Briaval, and Warden of the foreft of 
Dean. He was fummoned to the Englifh parliament as a 
Baron, 11 and 14 Edward II. was alfo Baron D'Amory 
in this kingdom ; but adhering to Thomas, Earl of Lanca- 
flier, and dying in rebellion, his lands were feized. He 
married Elizabeth, third fifter and coheir to GihVrt de 
Clare, Earl of Gloucefter, and niece to K. Edward II. by 
whom he had two daughters his coheirs, viz. Elizabeth, 
married to John, Lord Bardolph, who had reftitution of 
his father-in-law's lands, and Eleanor, to John de Raleigh, 
from whom defcended the famous Sir Walter Raleigh, 
The faid Roger, Lord D'Amory, and his wife (who was 
foundrefs of Clare-hall in the univerfity of Cambridge) 
were buried at Ware, in Hertfordshire, with this infcrip-i 
tion : " Hie jacet Rogerus D'Amory, baro tempore Edw. 

II. et Elizabeth-a tertia fllia Gilberti de Clare, comitis 
Gloucehrise et Johannse uxorls ejus, filijs Edw. I. vocat. 
Johan de Acris". 

( 2 ) Nicholas, who, in 6 K, Edward II. had lands in the 

counties of Oxford and Bucks, and had iifue Margaret, 
who died 28 Edward III. and Sir Richard, his heir, who 
6 Edward II. was Steward of the houfhold, and 20 Edw, 

III. was fummoned to parliament as a Baron. He had one 
fon and three daughters, viz. Richard, who ferved under 
that Prince in feveral expeditions, and died in 49 of his 
reign, without illiie ; the daughters were Elizabeth^ married 
to Sir John Chandos, Knt. of the Garter, at the iirit in-? 
ftitution of that order ; Eleanor, to Roger Colling ; and 


DAMER, Lord MILTON. ? 3 

Sir Richard continued the line, he held the manor of (3) 
rledingron, and hundred of Belyndon and Nethyate, alias Richard. 
tforthgate, in Oxfordshire, for life, in fee farm, at 81/. 
)er ann. he died in 1376, was buried in the priory of 
Bicefter, and was fucceeded by his fon, Robert, father of Robert.. 
Roger, whofe fon Robert had lands in Oxfordshire and Berks, Roger, 
and was father of John, of South- Ivloulton in Devon, who Robert;, 

oaarried the daughter of Eyre, of Atherington, and John. 

lad three fons, viz. George ; Robert, who married the 
relict of John Pollard, s>£ Comb-Merton ; and Antony. 

George, the eldeft had three fons, viz, George, 

John, his heir, (1) 

William, who married the daughter of Leigh, Efq. (2) 


Anthony, who entered into holy orders, and had ifTue (3) 
Jofeph of Chappel, who, in 1570, married Jane, daughter 
of William St. Loe of Dorfetmire, Efq. by her he had two 
fons, Robert, born in 157 1, and Ambrofe, born in 1572. 
Robert, the elder fon, married in 160®, Mary daughter 
of Edward Colmer, Efq. and had kTue John, born in 1602, 
and Elizabeth born in 161 5. 

John, the eldeft fon, was feated at Chappel, in the parilh J onn * 
of Bifhop's-Nemet, in Devon, he married Emett, daughter 
and heir to John Thomas of Chappel, and had four daugh- 
ters, viz. Jane, married to Hugh Elliot, of the county of 
Somerfet ; Joanna, to Samuel Butler, of Tiverton in De- 
von; Alice ; Helen; and one {on. 

John, who married Prudence, daughter and coheir to John. 
Richard Roberts, of Comb-Merton, in Devon, and had 
Prudence aged 2 years in 1620, and a fon John, then of the 
a^e of c years. 

Which John redded at Godmanfton, in the- county John, 
of Dorfet ; in 1628, he married Elizabeth, daughter 
of the Rev. William Maber, and had fix fons, viz. 
Jofeph; Edward,born in 1633, rector of WykeRcgis, 
in Dorfetfliire, and Chaplain to the garrifon in the 
Ille of Jerley, under the protector Oliver Cromwell, but 
was deprived of both preferments at the reiteration ; 
Jonathan, born in 1635 ; Benjamin, born in 1637, coming 
over to Ireland, a Lieutenant of foot, he was drowned, 
when difembarking at Cork ; Nathaniel, was born in 1638, 
which three laft died without ifTue, and George of whom 

Jofeph, the eldeft fon, born in 1630, embarked early 
in the iervice of the Parliament, and was advanced by 






Oliver to the command of a troop of horfe; being in 
high, confidence with him, he was twice fent upon fecret 
negociations, to Cardinal Mazarine. Upon the Protector's 
death, he retired to his friend Lockhart, then the Englifh 
ambafTador at the court of France, and was prefent at the 
marriage of Lewis XIV. but not thinking it fafe to refide 
in England, after the reftoration, having been in fo much 
truft with Oliver, he fold fome of his lands in the counties 
of Somerfet and Dorfet, and taking advantage of the 
cheapnefs of lands in Ireland, he came here and purchafed 
large eflates, which are ftill in the family. His whole con- 
duel fhews his great abilities and refolution, and fo extreme- 
ly happy was he in conftitution, that he never felt any 
fkknefs, till 3 days before his death, 6 July 1720, at the 
great age of 9 1 years ; dying unmarried, he left his eflates 
in this kingdom to John, the eldeft fon of his brother 
George, and the eflates which ftill remained in Dorfetfhire 
to Jofeph, the youngeft fon. We now return to the 

George. George, the fixth and youngeft fon of John, by Elizabeth 
Maber aforefaid ; he married Sarah, daughter of Richard 
Fowler, Efq. and had iffue, two fons and one daughter, 
Elizabeth, born in 1684, and married 29 January, 171 7-1 8, 
to Edward Clavell of Smedmore, in the Ifle of Purbeck in 

John, the eldeft ion, was born in 1674; his uncle Jofeph, 
having bequeathed to him his eftates in this kingdom, he 
reiided at Shronehill in the county of Tipperary, married 
in 1724, Margaret, eldeft daughter of Andrew Roe, of 
Roefborough, in the county of Tipperary, Efq. and dying 
without iffue, 13 Auguft 1768, was buried at Shronehill. 

Jofeph. Jofeph, (the fecond fon of George,) born in 1676, was fet- 

tled at Came in Dorfetfhire, and married 9 Dec. 17 14, 
Mary, daughter of John Churchill of Kenbury, in the 
faid county, Efq. he was chofen member of Parliament for 
Dorchefter, in 1722, and died 1 March 1736-7, leaving 
(t) Jofeph. 

(2) John Darner of Came in Dorfetfliire, Efq. where he 

built an elegant houfe ; born 27 October 1720, married 
Martha, daughter of Samuel Ruth of Benhall, in Suffolk, 
(^■\ George, born 23 Auguft, 1727; member for Dorfetfliire 

in 1750-15 died 14 March 1752, unmarried, and was 
buried at Came. 



Daughter Mary, born i Sept. 17 15, and married to William 
Henry Dawfon, of Dawfon's court in the Queen's county, 
created Vifcount Carlow, and his fon John was created Earl 
of Portarlington ; Martha, born 23 April 1719, and 
married 17 June 174 1, to Sir Edward Crofton of Moat 
In the county of Rofcomon, Bart, on his death fhe re- 
married with Ezekiel Nefbitt, M. D. and is deceafed. 

Jofeph, the eldeft fon, was bom 12 March 1717-18, fuc- Jofeph, 
ceeded his father, and was chofen in 1741, member of 1 
Parliament, for the boroughs of Weymouth and Melcombe- Baron. 
Regis; in 1747 for Bramber, and in 1754 for Dorchefter. 
He was created Baron Milton of Shronehili, in the county 
of Tipperary, by privy feal dated 30 May, and by patent, 
dated 3 July 1753*; he took his feat in Parliament 9 October 
following 3 ; and was fworn of the Privy Council. He was digni- 
fied with a Peerage of Great Britain, by the title of Baron 
Milton of Milton Abbey in county of Dorfet, in 1762. 
27 July 1742, he married Lady Caroline, only furviving 
daughter of Lionel Duke of Dorfet; and by her who died 24 
March 1775, and was buried at Milton Abbey, had iflue. 

John, born 25 June 1744, who, 11 June 1 767, mar- ( { ) 
ried Anne, only daughter of the Right Hon. Henrv Sey- 
mour Conway, brother to the Earl of Hertford, and died 
15 Auguft 1776, without iflue. 

George, born 28 March 1746. , * 

Lionel, born 16 September 1748, married 16 April V,) 
1778, Williamfa, daughter of William Janffen, Efq. bro- 
ther to Sir Stephen Theodore JanlTen, Bart. 

Caroline, born 23 April 1752. 3 

Titles.] Jofeph Darner, Lord Baron Milton of Shrone- 
hili ; and alio Lord Milton of Milton Abbey. 

Creations.] B. Milton of Shrone-hill, in the county 
of Tipperary, 3 July, 1753, 27 Geo. II. and B. Milton of 
Milton Abbey in Dorfetlhire, 1 May 1762, 2 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Barry nebule of fix, Pearl and Ruby, abend 
ingrailed, Saphire*. 

Crest.] Out of a Mural Crown, Topaz, a Talbot's 
Head, Saphire, eared of the firft. 


* T! efe arms were confirmed, and the creit added, 1 592, by Robert, 
Clarencieux, to Giles De Amorey, of Cotherington in Glouctftej {hire. 
1 Rot. cane. 27 Geo. II. R. 1 1. and 14. 2 Lords Tourn. IV. %, 

3 Collins VIII. 200. 


Supporters.] Dexter, a Talbot, Saphire, murally 
gorged and eared. Topaz, Sinifter, a Talbot, Pearl, mu-> 
rally gorged and eared, Saphire. 

Motto.] Tu ne cede Malis. 

Seats. J Darners Court in the county of Tipperary, 
89 miles from Dublin 5 and Milton-Abbey in Dorfetfhire. 


•*« UNDER the title of Countess of Longford, the 
reader will find an ample account of his Lordfhip's 

Title.] Edward Michael, Lord Baron of Longford, 
in county of Longford. 

Creation.] So created, 7 May 1756, 29 Geo. II. 

Arms.] Same as Countefs of Longford. 

Crest.] a Demi Eagle^ Ruby, iiTuing out of a Crown 
Mural, Topaz. 


Motto. J- Same as Countefs of Longford. 




X HIS noble Lord is faid to derive bis defcent from the 
ancient and illuftrious houfe of O'Brien in the county of 
Clare ; fome of whom being auxiliaries in the provincial wars 
of Ireland, fo diftinguifhed themfelves as to be called Guil- 
Tfaght, which being contracted, formed the name of Ly- 


form J oim Lyfaght, the elder, of Mount-North in the county 

' ©fCork, was a cornet of horfe in the army under the com- 


xnand of Lord Incbiquin, and was very active in the fuppref- 
iion of the rebellion which began in 1 64 1 ; lie behaved with 
particular gallantry at the battle of Knocknonefs in that coun- 
ty > fought 13 November, 1647. ^ e ^ eit ^ ue two f° ns > 
Nicholas, his heir ; and James, who entered into the fer- 
vice of K. William ; which James, being a Captain in the 
royal regiment of foot, was killed at the battle of Steenkirk 
in Flanders 3 Auguft, 1692. 

Nicholas, the elder fon, commanded a troop of dragoons Nicholas, 
in the King's own regiment, particularly at the battle of the 
Boyne, and in many parts of England and Flanders. He 
married Grace, youngeft daughter cf Colonel Thomas 
Holmes of Kilmallock ; and had iffue five fons and two 
daughters, viz. John; Nicholas; Henry; James; Arthur, 
(who married and left iffue Nicholas, Arthur, and Henry ; 
and two daughters, Jane, who died in June, J 787, and 
Grace); daughter Anne, married to Lieut. General Holmes 
of the Ifle of Wight ; and Mary, to Beverley Ufher, Efq. 
Knight of the fhire for Waterford. 

John, the eldeit fon, fucceeded his father; was elected John 
to parliament in 1727 for the borough cf Charleville; and 1 
by privy fignet, dated at Kenfington 28 July, -758, and Lord* 
patent at Dublin 1 8 September following, he was created 
Baron Lille of Mount-North in county of Cork 1 . His 
Lordihip fat firft in parliament as a Peer 1 6 October, 1 75c; 2 . 

In 1725 he married Catharine, third daughter and coheir 
to Jofeph Dean of Crumlin in county of Dublin, Chief Ba- 
ron of his Majefty's court of Exchequer in Ireland, by his 
wife Margaret, lifter to Henry Boyle, Efq. who was created 
Earl of Shannon ; by her he had irlue three fons and two 
daughters, viz. John, who fucceeded to the title j Jofeph, 
Collector of the port of Cork ; and James, Recorder of 
Cafliel, and chofen to parliament in 1753 for the borough 
of Charleville ; daughter, Margaret, married to William 
Hodders of Hoddersheld, Efq. ; and Mary, to Kingfmill 
Pennefather, Efq. fon of Richard Pennefather, Efq. both. 
Members for the citw of Caihel, and now deceafed, by him 
ihe left iffue Richard, John, Kingfmill, William, and four 

His Lorclfhip married fecondly, in 1 746, Elizabeth, only 
daughter of Edward Moore of Moore's-fort county of Tippe- 
rary, Efq. and deceafed 1 5 July, 1781, leaving iffue by her, 


1 Rot, pat, de an. 33 Geo. II, ia. p. d. R. 40. z Lords Journ. IV. 145., 


'who died in November, 1788, Edward, deceafed, Elizabeth 

and Grace. His Lordmip died 15 July, 1781, and was 

Succeeded by his eldeft fon 
John, John, the fecond and prefent Lord Line 1 , who, in 1 778% 

2 married Mary- Anne, daughter of George Connor of Bal- 

Lord. lybracken in county of Cork, Efq. and has ifTue John, born 

in 17803 George, born in 1782; and a daughter Elizabeth, 

born in 1778 3 . 

Title.} John Lyfaght, Baron Lhle of Mount-North. 

Creation.] So created 18 September, 1758. 

Arms.] Pearl, three Spears erect, Ruby j on a Chief 3 
Saphire, a Lion of England. 

Crest.] A Dexter arm couped at the moulder, proper, 
clad Ruby, brandifhing a fword, pomeled and hiked Topaz, 

Supporters.] Two Lions rampant, armed and langeud, 

Motto.] Bella ! horrida bella. 

Seat.] Mount-North in county of Cork, 1 25 miles from 



I 5« X HIS noble Family is prefumed 4 to be a branch of the 
Houfe of Ainger, or Aungier y from whence defcended Sir 
Francis Aungier, Knt. Matter of the Rolls, who was . en- 
nobled in 1 62 1, by the title of Baron of Longford s ; and the 
prefent Baron of Coleraine derives his d'efcent from John 
Aungier, brother to the faid Sir Francis 5 . 
Tohn Which John, going abroad as a Turkey merchant, ac- 

J ' quired a plentiful fortune, and on his return purchafed the 
eftate and feat of Driffield in the county of Gloucefter, in 
which eftate he was fucceeded by his defcendant 


1 Debret's Peerage. 2 Idem. 3 Fielding's Peerage, and 

Ulfler'sQff. * Almon, Debret:, &c. * See Pakcnham, Countefs of 

Longford. 6 Almon, Debret, &c. 


George Hanger, Efq. whofe ifTue were two fons, George, George, 
his heir ; and John, many years a Director of the Bank of 
England, and his eldeft daughter Anne, became the wife of 
Henry Hare, Lord Coleraine, which title has fince expired. 

George Hanger, the eldeft fon, was knighted by K. Wil- Sir 
liam, for his fteady attachment to the interefts of his country. George. 
He married Anne, daughter and coheir to Sir John Beale of 
Farmingham in county of Kent, Bart, and by her had irTue, 
George j John ; Gabriel, advanced to the Peerage ; Wil- 
liam ; Anne ; Delicia ; Jane ; and Mary. 

Gabriel Hanger, Efq. third fon of Sir George, purfuant Gabriel, 
to privy feal at St. James's, 24 November, 1761, and pa- 1 
tent at Dublin, 26 February, 1762, was created a Peer of Lord. 
Ireland, by the title of Lord Coleraine 1 . — His Lordfhip ferved 
in the Britifh Parliament firft for the borough of Maidftone 
in Kent, and after for Bridgewater in county of Somerfet. 
He married Elizabeth, daughter and heir to Richard Bond 
of Clowbury in county of Hertford, Efq. and dying 27 Ja- 
nuary, 1773, left iffue by his lady, John his heir ; William ; 
and a daughter Anne, who 12 Auguft, 1773, married Ar- 
thur Vanfittart, Efq. 

John, the fecond and prefent Lord Coleraine' 2 . John, 


Title.] John Hanger, Lord Baron Coleraine of^ j0r "* 
Coleraine in county of Londonderry. 

Creation.] So created 26 February, 1762, 2 George 

Arms.] Ermine, a Gryphon rampant, fejant, party per 
fefs, Topaz and Saphire. 

Crest.] A Demi Gryphon, topaz, holding an efcar- 
buncle, fegreant. 

Supporters.] Two Gryphons rampant, beaked and 
membered Pearl, armed Ruby. 

Motto.] Artes Honorabit. 

Seats.] Driffield in county of Gloucefter, and Farming- 
ham in county of Kent. 

* Rot. A°. % Geo. III. 2. p. f. z Almon, Debret, and Fielding. 

C L 1 V E, 





X HIS Family of Cli ve hath been feated from the reign of* 
Henry VII. in the county of Salop, at which time lived Vv^alf- 
ricus de Croxton in faid county, who was father of Lidulph 
de Twemloe, whofe fon Warrin de Clive was father of 
Stephen Clive of Croxton and Clive ; his fon Henry lived in 
the reign of K. Henry III. and by a deed without date it 
appears, that Walter Granfield devifed a meffuage in the 

villa of Cli veto Henry, fon of Henry de Weever, paying the 
aforefaid Henry, fon of Stephen, chief Lord of Clive, fix- 
pence a year, refer ving to himfelf a pair of white gloves. — 
To this Henry fucceeded his fon 

Henry, Lord of Clive, who married Agnes, third daugh- 
ter and coheir to Robert Huxleigh of Huxleigh in county of, and had by her a fon andfucceffor 

Henry de Clive, who 5 Edward III. married Eva, fecond 
daughter and coheir to Hugh Tew, Efq. and by her was 
father of Thomas Clive of Huxleigh, Efq. whofe fon and 
fucceiTor Hugh, married Matilda, daughter of John Man- 
waring of Whitmore in Salop, Efq. and had Richard hi* 
fucceiTor, who made his will 22 February, 1448, and there- 
in " gives his foul to God, the blefTed Virgin Mary, and 
" All Saints ; and my body, fays he, to be buried in the 
" church of St. Werburgh in Chefter. Item, I give five 
u wax candles to burn round my body." He was not, how- 
ever, interred according to his will 'till 20 years after. He 
married Catharine Handford, and had Peter and James. 
Peter Clive of Huxleigh, had iiTue a daughter Helena, and 
James, fhe dying unmarried, James Clive, brother to the faid Peter,- 





became heir ; he married Catharine 


and heir to 

Thomas Styche of Styche in county of Salop, Efq. and was 
living 22 Henry VII. by this lady he had 

Richard of Huxleigh and Styche, Efq. who married 
Alice, daughter of Hugh Calveley, Efq. and had a fon and 


Richard, heir Richard, who married Margaret, daughter of Sir Ri- 


chard Corbet of Longner in county of Salop, and had a fon 
Richard, his heir, who was Treafurer to Sir Richard Cotton, 
Kilt. Keeper of the records of the King's expences, about 
the towns of Bononia and Newport, from 8 July 8 Hen. VIII- 


CLIVE, Lord CLIVE. 8i 

to 15 Auguft 4 Edward VI. he was alfo the firft of the 
name who bore three wolves heads in his coat armour, by* the 
alignment of Gilbert Dethick in 4 Edward VI. whereas the 
coat of that family was formerly borne without that charge, 
as appears by the arms of Clive fet up in two windows of their 
parilh church of Montonfay in Shropshire, alfo by an efcut- 
cheon of their arms carved on a window at the time of build- 
ing their houfe of Huxleigh, near 200 years preceding.— He 
married Jane, lifter to Sir William Brereton, Knt. and died 
in 1573, leaving ifiiie George, his heir ; Robert, Clerk of 
the Checque to K. Edward VI. his eldeft daughter was of 
the Bedchamber to (^Elizabeth, died at Ottford unmarried, 
and was interred by the Queen's command, and at her Ma- 
jefty's expence, in the church of Ottford. 

George CUVe, Efq. the eldeft fon, was knighted in the Sir 
field by William Fitz-William, L. IT. of Ireland 4 Auguft, George. 
1588. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer in Ireland, a 
Lord of the Privy Council, was made Supervifor of the river 
Shannon, on the refignation of Sir Edward Waterhoufe, 
and died 1 September, 1591, leaving hTue by his wife Sufan, 
daughter of Henry Copinger, Efq. a fon and heir 

Ambrofe Clive of Styche, Efq. who married Alice, eldeft Ambrofe. 
daughter of Thomas Townfend of Brackenack in Norfolk, Robert. 
Efq. and had uTue Robert his fuccefTor, who by Mary, George, 
daughter of Sir Edward Abyn, Knt. had George of Worm- 
bridge in county of Hereford, which eftate he acquired by his 
marriage with Mary, daughter and heir to Martin Hufbands 
of Wormbridge, Efq. and dying in the life-time of his fa- 
ther, left three fons and four daughters, of whom Robert, 
the eldeft fon, fucceeded at Styche -, George, the fecondfon, 
was Curfitor Baron of the Exchequer, died unmarried, and 
was buried at Lincoln's-Inn, London ; Edward, the third 
fon, fucceeded at Wormbridge, which eftate he purchafed 
from his brother, he married and left a numerous iifue, of 
whom his eldeft fon, Sir Edward Clive of Wormbridge, 
Knt. was made one of the Juftices of the Court of Common 
Pleas ; and all the daughters died unmarried. 

Robert Clive above-mentioned, eldeft fon of George of Robert. 
Wormbridge, and grandfon of Robert of Styche, married 

Elizabeth, daughter of Amphlett of the Four- Afhes 

in county of Worcefter, Efq. and had iftue Robert, George, 
Richard, Benjamin, and four daughters. 

Richard, the third fon, fucceeded at Styche, married Rijiarcl, 

Rebecca, daughter and coheir to Gafcoyne of Man- 

ehefter, Efq. and had hTue Robert - r Richard, killed in the 

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in Flanders ; William, in the army ; and five dauglir 

Robert, the eldeft fon, was born 24 February, 1726, and 
going to the Eaft-Indies at an early period of life, he there 
acquired a considerable fortune, and was twice Governor of 
Bengal, and Commander in Chief of the King's and Compa- 
ny's forces in that province. — By privy feal at St. James's 25 
November, 1761, and patent 1 15 March, 1762, he was 
created Baron Clive of PlafTey in county of Clare, and his 
Lordfhip died fuddenly 23 November, 1774- 

He married Margaret, daughter of Edmund Mafkeiyne 
of Weftminfter, Efq. and by her had Edward his heir ; 
Richard, born 4 March, 1755, and Robert, born 13 Octo- 
ber, 1759, both died young; Robert, born 31 Auguft, 
1769; Jane, born 15 June, 175 6, died young ; Rebecca, 
born 15 September, 1760, married 14 March, 1782, to 
J ohn Robinfon of Denfton-Hall in Suffolk, Efq. ; Margaret, 
born 15 Auguft, 1763; and Elizabeth, born 30 October, 
1764, died young. 

Edward, the fecond and prefent Lord Clive, was born 7 
March, 1754, reprefents the borough of Ludlow in county 
of Salop, in the prefent parliament ; in May, 1 784, he mar- 
ried Henrietta- Anthonia, only daughter of Henry- Arthur, 
Earl Powis* HerLadyfhip was born 3 September, 1758 2 . 

Title.] Edward Clive, Baron Clive of PlafTey in coun- 
ty of Clare. 

Creation.] So created 15 March, 1762, 3 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Pearl, a fefs Diamond, charged with 3 Mul- 
lets, Topaz. 

Crest.] On a Wreath, a Griffon, with Wings expand- 
ed, Pearl, ducally gorged, Ruby. 

Supporters.] Dexter, an Elephant Pearl. Sinifter, a 
Griffon, with Wings expanded, Pearl, powdered with Mul- 
lets, Diamond, and ducally gorged, Ruby. 

Motto.] Audacter etSincere. 

Seat.] Oakley Park, in county of Salop. 

Rot. A . 2 Geo, III. a. p. f. R. 31, 


% Almon, Debret, and 


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JL HIS noble Family have been long fettled in this king- j* 
dom 5 but for want of fuflicient evidence, the original ftem 
cannot now be determined ; we muft therefore confine our- 
i'elves to that branch, of which was 

William Phipps, who being brought up to the fea, applied .Sir 
himfelf fo affiduoufly to that profeffion, that he commanded am " 
feveral different ihips. He was eminently {killed in the ma- 
thematics, and became the inventor of that curious machine 
the diving bell ; by this admirable contrivance, in the year 
1687, he was enabled to recover, from the wreck of a 
Spanifh galeon, an immenfe treafure, which had lain buried 
in deep water forty-four years, returned triumphantly to 
London, and divided it with the reft of the adventurers. 
Being introduced to K. James II. 28 June of the fame 
I year, the honour of Knighthood was conferred upon him. 
I He was appointed to the government of the MaiTachufets, 
I and therein continued during the remainder of his life. 
Dying 18 February, 1694, he was interred in the parifh 
i church of St. Mary Woolnoth in London, where a neat 
\ marble monument, with fuitable embellifhments, and the 
reprefentation of the above remarkable circumftance in baffo 
relievo, together with the following infcription, was erected 
to his memory : 

Near this place is interred the body 
Of Sir William Phipps, Knt. who in the year 
1687, by his great induftry, difcovered among 
The rocks, near the Banks of Bahama, on 
The north lide of Hifpaniola, a Spanifh plate- 
Ship, which had been under water 44 
Years, out of which he took in gold and 

Silver to the value of three hundred 

Thoufand pounds flerling, and with a 

Fidelity equal to his conduct, brought it 

All to London, where it was divided 

Between himfelf and the reft of the adventurers ; for 

Which great fervice he was knighted by his 

ThenMajefty K. James II, and afterwards- 

G a Bv 


By the command of his prefent Majefty, 

And at the requeft of the principal inhabitants 

Of New-England, he accepted the Government 

Of the MaiTachufetts, in which he continued to 

The time of his death ; and difcharged his truft 

With that zeal for the intereft of his country, 

And with fo little regard to his own private advantage, 

That he juftly gained the good efteem and affections 

Of the greateft and beft part of the inhabitants of that 


He died i 8 February, 1 694 ; 

And his Lady, to perpetuate his memory, 

Hath caufed this monument to be erected 1 . 

Conftan- Conftantine, his fon, being bred to the profeffion of the 
tine. l aw > acquired {o high a reputation, that he received the ho- 
nour of Knighthood from her Majefty in 1 7 1 o, and at the 
fame time was appointed Lord High Chancellor of this king- 
dom ; 29 January, 17 12, he was appointed one of the 
Lords Juftices ; but on the acceffion of K. George I. a 
change of miniftry fucceeding, he refigned thofe high offi- 
ces in September, 1714, and retiring to the Middle Tem- 
ple, London, continued in a private ftation to his death, 
which happened 9 October, 1723. His widow furviving 
him till 30 October, 1728, by whom he had hTue an only 
William. William, who 16 February, 1 7 1 8, married Lady Catha- 
rine Annefley, only daughter and heirefs to James, Earl of 
Anglefey (by his wife the Lady Catharine Darnley, a natu- 
ral daughter of K. Tames II. who married to her fecond huf- 
band, John Sheffield Duke of Buckingham, by whom {he 
was mother of the laft Duke of that family) and dying 1 ; 
February, 1730, left iflue by her, who re-married with) 
John Sheldon of Croydon in Surry, Efq. and furvived till 
18 January, 1736, one daughter Catharine; and a fon i 
and iucceffor 
Conftan- Conftantine, who was created Baron Mulgrave of New- 1 
tine Rofs in county of Wexford, purfuant to privy feal at St* i 

1 James's 8 Auguft, and patent at Dublin 3 September, 
Lord, 1767 2 . 26 February, 1743, he married Lepell 3 , eldeft 1 
daughter of John Lord Hervey of Ickworth, and fon of I 
John Earlof Briftol 4 , born in January, 1722-3, and his 
Lordfhip decealing 13 September, 1775, was buried at 


1 Maitland's Survey of London, II. 1 145. a 

>..d.R. 13. »4- * User's OfSce. * * Idem. 

a Rot. A , 7 Ceo. III. *, 


•Croydon in Surrey, having had ifliie by her, who died in 
1 7 So 1 , five fons and one daughter, viz. Conftantine-John ; 
Charles, (born 10 December, 1753, made a Captain in the 
royal navy 1 Auguft, 1776, and died 20 October, 1786); 
Henry 2 , born 14 February, 1755 ; Edmund 3 , born 7 April, 
j 760 ; Auguftus 4 , born 15 November, 1762; and Henrietta- 
Maria 5 , born 16 March, 1757, married 19 Auguft, 1776, 
to Charles Dillon Lee, Lord Vifcount Dillon of Coftello- 

Conftantine^John, the fecond and prefent Lord, born Conftan- 
30 May, 1 744, was made a Captain in the royal navy 20 tine- 
June, 17% ? is one of the Joint Pay-mafters of the Forces, John, 
a Lord of Trade, a Commiffioner of the EaiVIndia Board, 2 
:a Privy Counfellor, and Member of the Britiih Parliament for Lord. 
the borough of Newark. 20 June, 1787, he married Anne- 
Elizabeth, youngeft daughter of Nathaniel Cholmondeley 
of Howfham and Whitby in county of York, Efq. (by his 
fecond wife) and by her Ladyfhip, who died in child-birth 
22 April, 1788, kath a daughter 6 . 

Title,] Conftantine-John Phipps, Lord Baron Mul- 
grave of New-Rofs in county of Wexford. 

Creation.] So created 3 September, 1767, 7 Geo. 

Arms.] Diamond, a Trefoil flipt within an orle of Mul* 
! lets, Pearl. 

Crest.] On a Wreath, Pearl and Diamond, a Lion's 
Gamb erafed and erect. Diamond, holding a Trefoil by the 
' Stalk, Pearl. 

Supporters.] Two Unicorns ermine, mained, tailed, 
crined, unguled, and gorged with plain Collars, with Chains 
affixed thereto, all Topaz. 

Motto.] Virtute ojjies. 

Seat.] Mulgrave-Hall in county of York. 

1 Ulfter's Office. * Idem. 3 Id. 4 Id. ? Id. 

* Almon's Peerage, Ulfter's Office, Lodge edit. 1754, U. 291, and Gent. 
Mag. , 7 38, p. 4 6o. 


C 86 3 


See the hiftory of this noble family under the title of 
Earl of Egmont. 

1 3, JOHN, thefecond Earl of Egmont, married, 26 January, 
1756, at Charlton in Kent* Catharine, daughter of the Ho- 
nourable Charles Compton, fourth fon of George fourth Earl 
of Northampton, of that family, by his wife Mary, ible 
daughter and heir to Sir Berkeley Lucy of Broxburn in coun- 
ty of Hertford, Bart, and was fifter to Charles the late, and to 
Spencer now Earl of Northampton \ ilie was created a Ba- 
ronefs 23 May, 1770, by the name, ftyle and title of Baro- 
nefs Arden of Lohort Caftle in county of Cork, with re- 
mainder of the dignity of a Baron to the heirs male of her 
body lawfully begotten, by the name, ftyle and title of 
Baron Arden of Lohort Caftle aforefaid 1 ; and had iflue by 
the Earl, 

/j) Charles- George, 

{2) Spencer, born in Audley-fquare, London, 1 Nov. 1762, 

a ftudent at Lincoln' s-Inn. 

(->) Henry, born at Turnham-green, in Middlefex, 26 June, 

1765, died 27 July, 1772. 

(j) Daughter Lady Mary, born at Charlton, 15 July, 1758, 

married 2 April, 1781, to Andrew-Berkeley Drummond, 
Efq. eldeft fon of Robert Drummond, of Cadland, in Hamp- 
shire, Efq. 

f 2 \ Lady Anne, born in Pall-Mali, London, 15 December, 

1759, died 1 Auguft, 1772, and was buried at Charlton. 

(3) Lady Charlotte, born in St. James's Square 31 January, 
I761, died 19 February following. 

(4) Lady Elizabeth, born in the Admiralty-Houfe, 1 2 De- 
cember, 1763. 

(c) Lady Frances, born in Pail-Mall 4 December, 1767, and 

(6) Lady Margaret, born in Pall-Mall 17 March, 1769. 

Catharine Countefs of Egmont and Baronefs Arden, de- 
parted this life at Langley in county of Bucks 1 1 June, 
1 7 84, and was fucceeded in the Barony by her eldeft fon 


1 Rot. Cane. A . 10 Geo. III. a. p. f . R. 37. 


Charles-George, the firft and prefent Baron, born at Charles 
Charlton I October, 1756. In 1781 his Lordihipwas cho-George, 
fen a Member of the Briiifh Parliament for the borough of l 
Launcefton in Cornwall ; and being appointed one of the Baron. 
Commiffioners for executing the office of Lord High Admi- 
ral of Great Britain and Ireland ; and thereby vacating his 
feat in parliament, was re-elected for that borough, as he 
was again in April following upon the general election of the 
new parliament which was then called. — His Lordlhip had 
his introduction to the Houfe of Peers in Ireland 8 February, 
1787, and 1 March, 1787, he married at Charlton in Kent, 
the eldeft daughter of Sir Thomas Spencer Wilfon, Bart, 
of Chariton aforefaid. 

Title.] Charles- George Perceval, Lord Baron Arden 
of Lohort Caftle in county of Cork. 

Creation.] So created 23 May, 1770, ioGeo.III, 

Arms.] Pearl on a Chief indented, Ruby, three CrolTes, 
pattees of the firft. 

Crest.] On a "Wreath a Thiftle proper. 

Supporters.] Two Griffins S aphire, femee of Fleurs 
de Lis Topaz, ducally collared, chained, beaked and unguled, 

Motto.] Sub cruce Candida. 

Seat.] Lohort Caftle near Mallow in the county of 
Cork, 95 miles from Dublin. - 


XN the beginning of the fourteenth century, Daniel Mac- xg, 
Carthy, or Mac-Cartney, as the Scots write the name, 
{fuppofed to be a younger branch of Mac-Carthy-More) 
went from Ireland into Scotland, and was the progenitor of 
this family -f. The name at that early period was written 


* Compiled from hi* lordfhip's papers, and from the Ulfter's office. 

f It feems evident, that the Mac-Carthy's and Mac-Cartney's, have the 
fame origin, as their armorial bearings have ever been the fame, viz. 
Argent, a (tag trippant gules attired, Or, except the bordure ufed» by the 
latter, which feems to mark them as a younger branch of the family, 
1 Information of Lord Ardsn. 


Mac-Cartney, as alfo Mac-Carthey, as appears from Bar- 
bour, Archdeacon of Aberdeen, who lived in the reign 
of King David, fon of B_obert Bruce, and having a pen- 
sion for writing the life of the faid Robert, was probably 
furniihed with authentic documents : He fays that feveral 
of the old Irifh Chieftains joined Edward Bruce when he 
invaded Ireland, and that two of them, Mac-Cartney and 
Mac-<Jocilchone, deferting him, laid an ambuih for him 
at the pafs of Eudnellane, but wete defeated by the Earl 
of Murray. One of Mac-Cartney's fons, by name Do- 
ncugh, or Daniel, went over to Scotland, after the death 
of Edward Bruce, to his brother K. Robert, whom he 
ferved in his wars, and obtained from him a grant of Lands 
in Argylefhire ; His defcendants being difpolTefTed of their 
eftates'in that country, removed into Golloway, and fettled 
upon certain Lands near the head of the water of Orr, to 
which they gave their name, and which lands are {till cal- 
led Mac-Cartney. From thence they fpread, in a fhort 
time, into feveral branches in the barony of Crofs-Michael, 
the greateft part of which, they held free of the Old 
College of Lincloudown, till the time of the reformation, 
when the Gordons of Kenmure, obtained from, the Crown 
a grant of the fuperiority and property of the faid College. 
The family divided into three branches, viz. Mac- 
Cartney of Mickle-Leathes, Mac-Cartney of Auchinleck, 
and Mac-Cartney of Blacket. 

Mickle- From the branch of Mickle-Leathes defcended John 
leathes. Mac-Carney, Efq. of Halket-Leathes in the Stewarty of 
Kircudbright, who deceafed without ifiiie in 1780. 

Blacket. From the branch of Blacket, defcended Lieutenant Ge- 
neral George Mac-Cartney, who marrying the widow of 
General Douglafs, died in 1729, and left hTue : his bro- 
ther Ifaac Mac-Cartney of Belfaft, in the county of An- 
trim, married the lifter and heir to John Haltridge, Efq. 
of Dromore, in the county of Down, Member of Par- 
liament for the borough of Killileagh, in the faid county 5 
and by her had one daughter, married to Sir Robert 
Blackwood, Bart, of Ballyleidy, in that county ; and two 
fons, George, and William, who were both married and 
had ifTue. 

George, Of the branch of Auchinleck was George Mac-Cartney, 
of anceftor to the prefent Lord, who married in the year 

Auchin- 1 1 22, Margaret, daughter of Godfrey Mac-Culloch oi 
leek. Fleet-bank-, in the Stewarty of Kirkcudbright, and had 

Patrick, feveral children^ of whom Patrick married Jane, daughter 
• " of 


of John Mac-Lellan Laird of Bonibie, and was living at 
AuchinlecH in the year 1593. Bartholomew, the eldeftBartho!o- 
fon*, married in 1587, Mary, only daughter of John mew. 
Stewart of Auchinleck, and had a fon Bartholomew, whoBarthoIo-. 
died in the life time of his father, leaving iiTue, by Catharine mew - 
his wife, daughter of George Maxwell of the family of 
Orchard-Town, (who afterwards remarried with Sir WU-? 
liam Sinclair) one fon, 

George, born in 1626 f who removing into Ireland, in George. 

the year 1649, fettled near Belfaft in the county of Antrim, 

where he acquired a large eftate. He was a Captain of 

Horfe, Surveyor- General of the province of Ulfter, and 

in thd year 1678, ferved the office of Sheriff for the county 

of Antrim. — At the revolution in 1688, he, at the head 

of his troop, proclaimed K. William and Q^ Mary at 

Belfaft, for which he was foon after obliged to fly to Eng* 

; land, and was attainted in K. James's Parliament, held at 

I Dublin, in 1689. He was reftored on the fettlement of 

I the kingdom, and died foon after ; — by his will bearing 

! date 22 April 1691, he .directs his body to be buried in 

■ the Church of Belfaft, gives 40/. Sterl. to the poor of that 

i parifh, and other benefactions : To his eldeft fon and 

I heir, James, his eftate of Auchinleck, in the parilh of Dun- 

! drenan near Kirkudbright in Scotland, with reftrictions 

! againft alienating the fame, they having been in poiTeflioii 

of his anceftors of his own name, for many generations ', 

After making ample provifion for his younger children, he 

conftitutes his wife Tutrix and guardian of his fons, Chi- 

' chefter, and George, from which latter is defcended the 

; prefent Lord Mac-Cartney. 

He married two wives, firft Jane, daughter of St. Quin- 
: tin Calderwood of Belfaft, Efq. ,defcended from the family 
I of Piteedv in Scotland ; and fecondlv, Elizabeth, daughter 
of Henry Butler, Efq. of Hales in the county of Lancafter, 
• and lifter to the Right Hon. Sir Nicholas Butler, Knt. 
I of Edmonton county of Middlelex, a Privy counfellor, and 
a Commifiioner of the Cuftoms, in the reign of K. James 
1 1 . The faid Sir Nicholas Butler, was alfo ftyled of Hales 
in the parilh of RawclifFe in the county Palatine of Lan- 
cafter, where his family had flourilhed for feveral genera- 

* Bartholomew the father (who married Mary Stewart) was enfeoff- 
ed in the lands of Auchinleck, in the parilh of Rerrick, or Dundrenan, in 
th?, Stewarty of Kircudbright, anno 1597, as appears by the original 
charter, now in the poffeffion of Lord Micartney, his Lineal defcendant. 


tionSj and allied to thofe of Clifton of Lytham, Bart. Tem- 
per!: of Broughton, Knt. Smith Lord Carrington, and many 
other families of great antiquity in the northern counties ; 
by this Lady he had ifiue two fons, viz. Chichefter, who 
died without hTue, and George, of whom hereafter. 

The ifiue of the firft wife were, James his heir ; Arthur, 

(who married jane, daughter of * Chalmers of Belfaft, 

Efq. by whom he had three daughters, viz. Eleanor, married 
to the Rev. Francis Jredell, the fecond to Captain Coleman; 
and the younger! died unmarried ; alfo three fons, George, 
chofen to Parliament, for the borough of Belfaft, in 1 7 2 1 , 
died unmaried ; James, of the city of Briftol, Merchant, 
who alfo died unmarried •, and Charles, of the city of Dub- 
lin, Merchant, who married Margaret, daughter of James 
M'Culloch, Efq. of Piedmont in the county of Antrim, 
and left, one fon, Arthur, and a daughter Margaret, born 
in the year 1.744* and both deceafed; John; Bartholomew; 
George ; St. Quintin, and three daughters, the youngeft 
of whom married William Lockhart, Efq, the other two, 
and the fons, John, Bartholomew, George, and St. Quin- 
tin, died young. 

James, the eldeft fon of the firft wife, was born in the 
year 165 1, he was bred to the profeilion of the Law, 
ferved for the borough of Belfaft, in the Parliaments of 
1692, and 1695, was one of the Judges * of the Court of 
Common Pleas, in Ireland, in the reign of Q^ Anne, 
from whence he was removed in the year 17 11, but was 
reftored on the acceflion of K. George I, and died in 
London 16 December 1727. In his will bearing date 17 
September 1727, he is ftyled of Albemarle-ftreet London, 
but late of the city of Dublin, Efq. and therein, in filial 
obedience to his honoured father's teftamentary injunction, 
fettles his paternal eftate of Auchinleck in Scotland, and 
his manor of Haufborough alias Coronary, in the county 
of Cavan, on his fon James, remainder to his nephews 
James, and Charles, remainder to his brother George in 
tail-male, remainder to his right heirs. 

He married firft Frances, youngeft daughter of Sir An- 
thony Irby of Bofton in county of Lincoln, Knt. (by Ca- 
therine his fourth wife, daughter of William Lord Pagett, 
Baron of Beaudefert,) and by her, (who died 3 March 


* His name having been written by miftake in his patent, Macartney, he, 
and all the branches of his family in Ireland, have fmce that time, written 
their name Maiartney. (U liter's office.) 


1683-4, and was buried in Chrift-Church Dublin, (he had 
two ions, George, and Irby, and one daughter Anne, who 
all died young. His fecond wife was Alice, third daughter 
of the Right Hon. Sir James Cuffe of Ballinrobe in the 
County of Mayo, Knt. Great Grandfather to Elizabeth 
Countefs of Longford ; and by her (who died 7 October 
1725,) he had one Con, James, born in 1692, and married in 
1715, to Catharine^ third daughter of Thomas Coote, 
third fon of Richard Lord Colooney, and brother to 
Richard the firit. Earl of Bellamont. By this lady he 
had irYue, two fons, and four daughters, viz. Francis 
(chofen to parliament for the borough of Bleffington 
in the year 1749; married 7 September, 1748, to Hen- 
rietta, eideft daughter of the late Right Honourable Luke 
Gardiner ; died without ilTue in London before his father 
in January, 1759J and was buried at St. James's church, 
Weftminfter) 5 Coote, died unmarried at Dublin 20 May, 
1748-, Alice and Catharine, now living and unmarried 5 
Frances (married in 1748 to Fulke Grevilie, Efq. of Wil- 
bury in "Wiltshire, Envoy extraordinary to the Elector of 
Bavaria, and Miniiter to the Diet of Ratifbon in 1 765, 
fon of Algernon, who was brother to Francis, grandfather 
to Francis, late Earl Brooke and Earl of Warwick, by 
whom ihe has four fons, viz. William, a Captain in the 
royal navy, and married to the daughter of — Southwell, Efq, 
of county of Cork ; James, Rector of Stockton, in county 
of Durham -, Henry-Francis, a Captain in the fecond regi- 
ment of foot guards j and Charles, alio a Captain in the army, 
and one daughter Frances- Anne, married in 1766 to John 
Crewe, Efq. of Crewe-Hall, in Chemire, now Knight of the 
Shire for that county, by whom fhe has one fon, born in 
1770, and a daughter) ; and Mary (married in 1761 to 
William Henry Lyttleton, now Lord Weftcote). The 
{aid James Macartney, the father, ferved in parliament 
for the boroughs of Longford and Granard, from the year 
1713 to the death of K. George II. in 1760, and dying at 
his houfe in Hanover Square, 23 March, 1770, bequeathed 
his eft ates in Ireland to his daughters, and the ancient fa- 
mily eftate of Auchinleck, in the Stewarty of Kirkcudbright, 
in Scotland, to his coufin the preient Lord Macartney. — 
Having thus traced the eideft branch of the houfe of Au- 
chinleck to its extinction, we ihall proceed with the fe- 
cond, viz> 



George. George Macartney, Efq. (younger fon of George, who 
came into Ireland, by his fecond wife Elizabeth Butler) he 
was born 7 February, 167 1, and received his education in 
Chrift-Church College, Oxford, whence he was removed 
to the Middle-Temple, London, and called to the bar in 
1700 ; he ferved the office of High Sheriff for the county 
of Antrim, of which county he was a Deputy-Governor, 
and was Colonel of a regiment of militia dragoons there •, 
he died 17 October, 1757? being then m parliament for 
Belfaft, and the oldeft member in the Houfe of Commons 
in Ireland, having fat in that houfe upwards of fifty-four 

He was twice married ; by his fecond wife Elizabeth, 
daughter and coheir to William'* Dobbyn of Carrickfergus, 
in county of Antrim, Efq. and widow of R obert South of 
Ballycafton, in the faid county, Efq. he had no iffue. His' 
firft wife (whom he married in the year 1700) was Letitia, 
eldeft daughter and coheir to Sir Charles Porter, Lord High 
Chancellor t of Ireland, and federal times one of the Lords 
Juftices for the government of that kingdom, where he 
died in 1697 j and by her (who died in 1 721) he had three 
ions, Charles, the eldeft, died in 1759; and Hugh, the 
youngeft, who was alfo of Chrift-Church College, died in 
17-41, both without iffue ; George, the fecond fon, mar- 
ried in 1732, Elizabeth, youngeft daughter of the Reve- 
rend John Winder, Prebendary of Kilroot, and Rector of 
Carmony both, in the diocefs of Down and Connor, and 
county of Antrim, and died in January, 1778 3 , having had 
iffue by her (who died in July, 1755) feveral children, of 
whom three only lived to maturity, viz. two daughters and 
one fon George ; Letitia, the eldeft daughter, married in 
1756 Godfrey Echlin of Echlinville, in the county of Down, 
Efq. and died in j 767, without iffue ; Elizabeth, the young- 
eft, married in 1759 John Belaguier, Efq. Major of the 13 
regiment of dragoons, who died in May, 1760, and fhe 
died in 1782, leaving iffue one daughter, married in 1787 
to the Reverend Travers Hume. 
G org-e George, the only fon, born in 1737, was appointed 
I ' Envoy Extraordinary to the Emprefs of Ruffia, 22 Au- 
X..ord. guft, 1764, and was knighted by his Majefty on 

taking leave at St. James's in October following. -— 

In June, 1766, he had, with his Majefty's confent, the 


1 Ulfcer's Gffice. 


jnoft ancient and royal order of the White Eagle conferred 
on him by the King of Poland, and was appointed Ambaf- 
fador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Emprefs of 
Ruffia 20 November, 1767, In April, 1768, he was elect- 
ed member for the borough of Cockermouth, m the parlia- 
ment of Great Britain, and in July following for the bo- 
rough of Armagh, in the parliament of Ireland ; appointed 
principal Secretary to the Lieutenancy of Ireland, under the 
Adminiftration of Lord Yifcount Townfend, 1 January*, 
1769, and fworn of the Privy Council there 30 March fol- 
lowing •, nominated, in June 1 7 72, a Knight Companion of 
the moll honourable order of the Bath, and inftalled at' 
Weftminfter, by proxy, 1 5 of the fame month. 

In October, 1774, he was chofen member of the British 
parliament for the boroughs of Air, Irwin, Rothfay, Camp- 
beltown, and Inverary. In December, 1775, appointed 
Captain-General and Governor in Chief of the iflands of 
Grenada, the Grenadines, and Tobago. 

On 10 June, 1776, his Majefty (by Privy Seal at St* 
James's *, and by patent at Dublin 19 July following 2 , was 
pleafed to advance him to the Peerage of Ireland, by the 
title of Lord Macartney, Baron of Linanoure, in the county 
of Antrim — he took his feat in the Upper Houfe of Parlia- 
ment 12 March, 1788. After the capture of Grenada, in 
1779, his Lordfhip was fent prifoner to France, but being 
fome time after releafed, was, in September, 1780, chofen 
a member of the Britiih parliament for the borough of 
Beeralfton, in Devonfhire, and was appointed, in Decem- 
ber following, Governor and Prefident of Fort St. George, 
in the Eaft Indies, in February, 1785, he was appointed 
Governor of Bengal, but declining to accept that office, he 
returned to England in January following, and at a 
Court of Directors (of the Eaft India Company) held on 
Wednefday the 12 April, 1786, it was 

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Court, that the 
Right Honourable George, Lord Macartney, whilft 
he was Governor of Madras, upon all occafions mani- 
fested the greateft zeal in fupport of the intereft of 
this company, and that he faithfully difcharged his 
duty as fuch, more efpecially by adhering ftrictly to his 
covenants and engagements with the Company, in 
declining to accept any prefents from the country 


3 Signet Office, and Rot. p. d. An 9 , 16. G. III. 4 . p. f. R. %6.. a Idem. 


powers, or from any perfon whatever in India ; that 
the example fet by his Lordfhip, in giving in upon 
oath, a ftate of his property gained in the Company's 
fervice, was highly meritorious, in as much as fuch 
conduct was afterwards fanctioned by an act of the 
Legislature, and by which ftaternent it appears, that 
his Lordfhip's fortune had been very moderately en- 
creafed during his refidence in India, and that the 
fame arofe folely from the favings he made from his 
falary, and allowances authorized by this Court. 

Resolved, That it is incumbent upon this Court to fhew 
their fulled approbation of fuch upright and difinte- 
refted conduct, in the hope that fo laudable an ex- 
ample will be followed by their fervants in India, 
and moreover that it is fitting that fome compenfa- 
tion mould be made to his Lordlhip, and that it 
will be a proper reward for fuch diftinguifhed fer- 
vices and ftrict. integrity, to grant his Lordfhip an 
annuity of fifteen hundred pounds during the 'term 
of his natural life. 

Eaft-India Houfe, Signed by order, of 

13 April, 1786. the faid Court, 

(Signed) THO. MORTON, Sec, 

His Lordfhip is a truftee of the linen manufacture in Ire- 
land, Colonel of a regiment of militia dragoons, and Cuftos 
Rotulorum of the county of Antrim. 1 February, 1 768, 
he married Lady Jane Stewart, fecond daughter of John, 
Earl of Bute, but has no ifTue. 

Title.] George Macartney, Lord Baron Macartney 
of LifTanoure, in county of Antrim. 

Creation.] So created 19 July, 1776, 16 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Topaz, a flag trippant, ruby, attired, pearl, 
within a border of the fecond. 

Crest.] On a wreath of the colours a dexter hand, 
couped at the elbow, holding a. flip of rofe tree, all proper, 
on an efcrol over it, the words Jlimulat fed ornat. 

Supporters.] The dexter a horfe, pearl, unguied to- 
paz, bridled ruby, charged with three rofes, of the laft 
Sinifter, a flag pearl, holding in his mouth a thiftle, proper, 
collared, cheque pearl and fapphire, charged with three 
trefoils emerald. 

Motto.] Mens conscia recti. 

Seat.] Caftle of Lhfanoure, in the county of Antrim^ 
105 miles from Dublin. 


{ 9S ) 


X HIS family is of great antiquity in South Wales, being 20. 
lineally defcended from Cadifor ap Colhoyn of Blaenkych, a " 1 * or * 
Lord of the county of Pembroke, who, on account of his 
large eftate, was called Cadifor- Vawr, or, The Great ; he 
was of the fame tribe with Vortigern, King of Britain, and 
paternally defcended from Maximus, King of Britain, and 
Emperor of Rome. He married Hellen, daughter and fole 
heir to Llwch Llawen-Vawr, a Lord of South "Wales, died 
in 1084, and was buried in the priory of Carmarthen, hav- 
ing iiTue three fons, among whom he divided his lordfhips 
and pofTeffions ; he was fucceeded by his eldeft fon 

Bledri, furnamed Latimer, and ftyled Lord of Kylfant, Biedn* 
which Lordfhip he inherited by the gift of his father, to- 
gether with Guidegada, Trayan, Elgoed, Kaftlecock in 
Penrhyn-; Llandilo, Kantrefyw, Manner-Gayng, Coed- 
Ralph, and Stackpoole, in county of Pembroke., with divers 
other lands. — He married Clydwen, daughter of Gryffydh- 
ap-Cydrych, Lord of Gwinvay, and by her had iffue Rhys- Ri iys 
ap-Bledri, who married Ancreta, daughter of Rhys-ap- 
Gryffydh, Prince of South Wales, ftyled Lord Rhys, and 
lineally defcended from Cadwallader, laft King of Britain 
of the Britifh race ; by her he had Sir Aaron-ap~Rhys, who Sir 
fucceeded his father, and attending K. Richard I. into the Aaron* 
Holy Land in the year 1 190, was rewarded for his gallantry 
againft the Saracens, with the order of Knighthood of the 
Sepulchre of our Saviour, and K. Richard gave him for 
arms, a Lion rampant, fable, in a field argent, to which Sir 
Aaron added a crown and chain, in token that he bound 
himfelf and all his pofterity to be for ever loyal to the 
Crown of England. He married Tanylwft, daughter of 
Ednyfed Fachan (by Gwenihian, daughter of Rhys-ap- 
Gryfrydh, Prince of South Wales before-mentioned), by 
whom he had Gwyllim-ap-Aaron, of Kylfant, Efq. who Gwyllim, 
married Genet, daughter of Meyric-ap-Trahern, Lord of 
Garthmull, by whom he had Madog-ap-Gwyllim, who byMadog. 
his wife Genet, daughter of Griffith-ap-Ivor of Caftleodwyn, 
Efq. had Evan-ap-Madog, who married Catharine, daugh-Evan. 
ter of Sir Elidor Ddy, Knight of the Sepulchre, and by her 
had Philip-ap-Evan, who took to wife Heilen, daughter of Philip. 



William ap-Cradog-ap-Henry, Efq. and by her was fa- 
ther of 

Meredith. Meredith, the firft who ailumed the name of Philips, ftyl- 
ing himfelf Meredith Philips, inftead of ap-Philip" \ he mar- 
ried Gwendolena, daughter of Evan ap-Gwyllym, Efq. and 
Philip. kad ^ e P n ^ n P Philips of Kylfant, Efq. who, by Genet 
his wife, daughter of Jenkin Lloyd Ychan of Pwlldyfarch, 
Efq. left iffue 
Sir Sir Thomas Philips, Knight, who left Kylfant, the feat 

Thomas, of his anceflors, and reiided at Picton-Caftle, of which he 
became poffeffed by his marriage with Jane, daughter and 
heir to Henry Donne of Picton, Efq. or, according to Mr. 
Lodge, William Donne *, of which marriage the iffue was 
John, anceftor to the Lord Milford, and owner of Kylfant, 
which eftate he enjoyed by the bequeft of his father \ and 
Owen, who married Genet, daughter of Lewis-Thomas-ap- 
John of Cwmgwylly, Efq. and had iffue David, anceftor to 
William of Kylfant, High Sheriff of Carmarthen in 1 739. 
John. John Philips of Picton-Caftle, Efq. eldeft fon of Sir 

Thomas, married Elizabeth, eldeft daughter of Sir Wil- 
liam Griffith of Penrhyn, Knt. Chamberlain of North 
Wales, and had William, who by Genet Perrott, left iffue 

Morgan, female; and Morgan, who fucceeded at Picton-Caftle, mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Fletcher of Bangor, 
Efq. by Grace, daughter of James Bithel, Efq. and had 

Sir John, Sir John Philips of Picton-Caftle, created a Baronet of 
1 England 9 November, 1620, 19 James I. He married 

Baronet. Mary, or Anne, daughter and coheir to Sir John Perrot 
of Harroldfton, Knight, L. D. of Ireland in the reign of 
(^Elizabeth *, and by her had iffue three fons and nine 
daughters, viz. 


* Which Henry, or William, was fon of Owen Donne, Efq. by Catha- 
rine, daughter and coheir to Sir John Wogan of Pi&on, Knight, (ion of Sir 
David Wogan, Knt. fon of Sir John Wogan, Knt. fon of Joan, daughter 
and heir to Sir William Picton of Pi&on, Knt. by Sir John Wogan of 
Wijlon, Knt. fon of Sir Mathew Wogan, Knt. fon of Sir Walter Gwgan, 
Knt. fon of Gwgan-ap-Bledhyn, Lord of Llangers, fon of Bledhyn-ap- 
Maynarch, Lord of Brecon, by his wife Hellen, daughter of Theodore, 
Prince of South Wale6 ; which Sir John Wogan, before-mentioned, was 
father of the laid Catharine, by Anne his wife, daughter of James Butler, 
Earl of Ormond, by Eleanor, daughter of Humphrey, Earl of Hereford, by 
Elizabeth, daughter of K. Edward 1. by Eleanor, daughter of Ferdinando, 
King of Lecn and Cailile, fon of Sancho II. fon of Aiphonfo the Wife, fon of 
Ferdinand, King of Leon and Caitiie,) fon of Meredith Donne, Efq. fon 
*& Henry Donne, Efq. fon of Griffith Donne of Muddefcomb, Efq. (Pedigree.) 

1 For an account of this family, fee'Kimber's Baronetage of .England* 


Sir Richard, who fucceeded. (1) 

Hugh, who married Anne, daughter of Roger Lort of (2) 
Stackpole, Efq. and had Richard, his heir, who, by- 
Frances Noel, of the Gainfborough family, had Charles, 
his heir ; Richard (a Major-Generai of his Majefty's forces, 
Colonel of a regiment of foot, and Governor of Newfound- 
land and Nova-Scotia) ; John (a Captain of foot, and 
weigher and celler of his Majefty's mint) ; Edward, a Cap- 
tain of foot j Dorothy, Laundrefs of his Majefty's table end 
houfehold linen ; and feveral other children. — Charles, the 
eldeft fon, married firft Anne, daughter of William Philips 
of Haythogg, Efq. by her he had William, his heir ; Mar- 
tha, married to Captain William Shewan ; and Frances, to 
Captain Daniel. He married fecondly Philippa, daughter 
of Rowland Lougharne of St. Bride's, Efq. by her he had 
Rowland (who married Martha, daughter of John Edwards, 
Efq. and had Rowland, Edward, Hugh, and feveral 
daughters); Theodofia, married to Thomas Skyrme, Efq.; 
Anne, to Samuel Smith, Gent. ; and Philippa, to William 
Adams, Efq. He married thirdly Mary, daughter of Doc- 
tor Owen, and relict of Mr. Brown, and had Charles and 
Mary, who lived to maturity. And he married fourthly 
Dorothy, daughter of William Scourfleld, Efq. and relict 
of Mr. Skyrme, but by her had no hTue. — William Philips, 
Efq. fon of Charles, by his firft wife, married Albinia, 
daughter of Rowland Lougharne, Efq. and by her had 
Anne, Theodofia, Mary, Albinia, and a fon and heir 
Charles Philips, Efq. who married Anne, daughter of 
Thomas Skyrme, Efq. before-mentioned, and had William 
and Anne, living in 1741. 

John died without ilTue. r -V 

Daughter Dorothy, married to Sir Francis Annefley, Vif- (i) 
count Valentia. 

Lettice, to John Owen of Trecoone, Efq. ( 2 ) 

jane, to James Hamilton, Lord Clandeboy. t-i) 

•Elizabeth, to Edward Medhop, Efq. Clerk of the Houfe (4) 
of Commons in Ireland in 1 6 1 5 1 . 

Mary, to John Scouriield of Newmote, Efq. from whom (5) 
William Scourfield, Efq. living in 1741, defcended. 

Olive, to Sampfon Lort of Stackpole, Efq. (6) 

Frances, to Sir Hugh Owen of Orielton, Bart, anceftcr (7) 

to Sir Arthur Owen, Bart, living in 1741, and 

Two other daughters. 

Vol. VII. H $ir 

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Sir Sir Richard Philips, the fecond Baronet, fucceeded at 

Richard, Picton, which Caftle he garrifoned in the time of the civil 

2 wars for K. Charles I. He married Elizabeth, daughter of 
.taronet. gj r £ ra f mus Dryden of Canons-Afhby, in county of North- 
ampton, Bart, by whom he had a daughter Frances, mar- 
ried to James Philips of Tregibbie, in county of Cardigan, 
Efq. and a fon and fuccerTor, 

Sir Sir Erafmus Philips, the third Baronet, who was Cuftos 

Erafmus, Rotulorum of the county of Pembroke, and died 12 De- 

3 cember, 1697. He married firft Lady Cicely Finch, daugh- 
Baronet. ter of Thomas Earl of Winchelfea -, by this Lady he had a 

fon, who died young, and a daughter Anne, married firft 
to Thomas Bowen of Trelloyne, Efq. who deceafmg with- 
out ifTue,- that eftate veiled in the family of Philips ; and 
fhe married fecondly, Thomas Heywood of Rudbaxton, 
Efq. — Sir Erafmus married to his fecond Lady, Catharine, 
daughter and coheir to Edward D'Arcy, Efq. of Newhall, in 
county of Derby, and of Dartford-Place, in Kent, Efq. (by Eli- 
zabeth, his wife, younger daughter of Philip , firft Earl of Chef- 
terneld J ) fon and heir to Sir Robert D'Arcy, Knt. whofe fa- 
ther Sir Edward D'Arcy, third fon of Sir Arthur, anceftor 
to the Earl of HoldernefTe, was of the Privy Chamber to 
Q^ Elizabeth, and died at Dartford-Place, in Kent, 28 
October, 161 2, aged 90, and was buried at Aldgate 2 ; bj 
this Lady Sir Erafmus had ifTue four fons and two daugh- 
ters, viz. 

(1) Edward Philips, Efq. who married Elizabeth, daughter 
and heir to John Cannon of Kilgetty, Efq. and deceafing 
16 April, 1694, without ifTue, his Lady remarried with 
Simon Harcourt, Efq. and fhe dying without ifTue 17 
Auguft, 1706, the eftate of Kilketty vefted in Lord Mil- 
ford's family. 

(2) Sir Thomas, who fucceeded to the eftates and title. 

(3) Erafmus, a Captain in the royal navy, who was killed in 
the engagement at Bantry-Bay, unmarried. 

(4.) William, who died young. 

(i) Daughter Elizabeth, married to John Shorter, Efq. and 

by him had John, Erafmus, and Arthur, living in 1741, 
and two daughters, viz. Catharine, who married Sir Ro- 
bert Walpoie, Knight of the Garter, created Earl of Ox- 
ford, by whom fhe had Robert, Edward, and Horatio j 
and Charlotte, who married Francis, Lord Conway, and 


5 Collins, Edit. 1779, III. 31a, 313* 2 Collins!* Peerage, Edit, 

2756, 111. 47, 3e. 


by him was mother of Francis, Lord Conway, now Earl 
of Hertford, and 

Arabella, who married Richard Vaughan of Derwith, (2) 
Efq. member of parliament for the town of Carmarthen, 
and died without illue. 

Sir John, the fourth Baronet, 12 December, 1697, sir John, 
married Mary, daughter and heir to Anthony Smith, Efq. 4 
an Eaft India merchant, who died 18 November, 1722, by Baronet, 
her he had illue three daughters, who all died unmarried ; 
and three fons, viz. Erafmus, and John, fucceffive Baronets; 
and Bulkeley of Abercover, in county of Carmarthen, Efq. 
who married Philippa, daughter of William Adams, of the 
town of Pembroke, Efq. — With refpect to Sir John Philips, 
we cannot give a better account, than that which appears 
on a handfome marble monument erected to his memory in 
the pariih church of St. Mary, in the town and county of 
Haverford-weft, as follows : 

" Here lye the remains of Sir John Philipps of Pict- 

** on-Caftle, in the county of Pembroke, Bart, who 

" departed this life Jan. 5, 1736, at London, in 

* ( the 77th year of his age. He ferved with great 

" reputation and honour for the town of PenV 

" broke, and for this town and county, in feveral 

P parliaments, where his conftant aim w r as to pro- 

" mote the cauie of virtue and religion, and the 

" real good of his country. He was one of the 

" moft active Commihloners for building the fifty 

u new churches in and about the city of London, 

*' and a leading member, in that metropolis, of 

P many charitable ibcieties, to which he w^as a very 

" ample benefactor. To attempt a character of 

w this great and good man, fo w r ell known and ad- 

1 u mired at home, and in foreign countries t would be 

" an injury to it : his good works fpeak eloquently 

" for him, particularly his extenfive liberality on 

u all occahons to this town and county, of which, 

" at his death, he was the oldeft Common Council- 

•* man. He left iiTue three fons, members alio of 
" our Common-Councih Sir Erafmus Philipps, of 

tc Picton-Caftle, Bart, our reprefentative in parlia- 

<£ ment •, John Philipps of Killgetty, Efq. Mayor 

" of this corporation ; and Bulkeley Philipps, Efq. 

" v,*ho erected this monument to the pious memory 

" of their late excellent father/' 

H 2 Sir 


Sir Sir Erafmus Philips ', the fifth Baronet, who reprefented 

Erafmus, the town and county of Haverford-Weft in feveral pariia- 

5 ments, and was unfortunately drowned in the river Avon, 
° net ' near Bath, 15 October, 1743; dying unmarried, he was 

fucceeded in title and eftate by his next brother 
Sir Sir John, the fixth Baronet, Counfellor at Law, whet 

John, ferved in parliament for Carmarthen at the time of his bro- ; 

6 ther's deceafe ; in 1754 was elected for Petersiield ; in 1761B 
.baronet. wa3 diofen for the county of Pembroke, and was a LorcM 

of the Privy Council in England. He married Elizabeth I 
daughter of Mr. Henry Shepherd of London, (by MaryiJ: 
daughter of Thomas Alleftree of Allvafton, in county o: 
Derby, Efq.) and deceafed 23 June, 1764, having hac 
hTue by her, who died z8 September, 1788, four daugh 
ters, Mary, Elizabeth, Catharine, and Joyce, and a foi 
and fuccefFor, 
& r Sir Richard Philips, the feventh Baronet, and prefen 

Kichard, L orc l Milford, who Terves in the Britifh parliament for thu. 
MT° F d count ^ of Pembroke J ancl by Privy Seal at St. James's, tMd 
1 lord. j une ^ an d patent 3 at Dublin, 22 July, 1776, he was ad-Efe 
vanced to the dignity of Baron Milford in Ireland. — 2 June! ;: 

1 764, he married the daughter of Philips of Pontyli: 

park, in county of Pembroke, Efq. but has no iffue 3 *. 

Title.] Sir Richard Philips, Lord Baron Milford \ 
Ireland, and Baronet. 

Creations.] Bart. 9 November, 1621, 20 Jac. 
and B. Milford, 22 July, 1776, 16 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Pearl, a lion rampant, diamond, ducally gorij 
cd ruby, and chained, topaz. 

Crest.] A lion rampant, as in the coat. Ifr 

Supporters.] Two horfes rampant, pearl. 

Motto] Ducit amor patriae. 

Seats.] Pidlon-Caftle, and Trellvyne, both in coun« 
©f Pembroke. 


W Y N 

* From the family pedigree, communicated by his Lordfhip, and now 
the Editor's poiTeffion, it appears*, that his Lordihip derives his defceiit fr 
K.William, the Conqueror ; K. Edward III. ; William the Lion, King 
Scotland; Alexander, K. of Scotland ; Philip, K. of France; Ferdinand, 
of Leon and Caftile ; Albrctt, Duke of Aufrxia ; Robert Fitzharding, c 
cended from the Kings of Denmark % Norman De Areci ; Roger, Ear 
Arundel and Shrewfbury ; Nigellus De Albini ; Cadifor-Vawr, Lore 
Dyfit ; Theodore, Prince of South Wales ; Milo Fitz- Waiter, Earl of 1 
rdbxd ; and Griffith Donne, Efq, 

1 Family Pedigree, and Englifh Baronetage, eitit. 174s* I* 4$8> 46 vj 
» Rot. 16. Geo. HI. 4. p. d. R. 4?.. 
s Baronetage, edit. 1 77 r» L 222, aij 


[ ioi 3 


X HIS family, which is a branch of the family of Bod- «i 
ville, in the county of Caernarvon, has been long fettled at 
Bodvean, and is paternally defcended from Collwyn, fon Collwyn: 
of Tangno, one of the fifteen tribes of North Wales. He 
had feveral ions, from whom the Earl of Lifburne, and 
many families of note in North Wales, are defcended; to 
him fucceeded Merwydd Goch, who was the father of^/j er _ 
Affer, Merion ; and of Gwgan, who lived in Lleyn, and^^d. 
affifced Prince Griffith, a foil of Conan, in recovering the Gwgan. 
principality of Wales from the uiurpers of Frahaiarn ap 
Caradoc, in the year 1078. — Enion, the fon of Gwgan, Enion, 
was the father of Meredydd, who was fucceeded by his Mere- 
fon Howell, father of Griffith, who married Angharad, dydd. 
daughter of Tegwaredy Bais Wen, natural fon of Llewelyn Howell. 
ap Jerdworth, Prince of Wales, who died in 1240 -, and by^ 1 *™^ 
her had ifTue, Enion, who married Nefta, daughter of Enion. 
^Griffith ap-Adda; and his fucceffor was Jeuan (or Evan) jcuan. 
who married Gwenhwyfar, daughter of Ynyr Fychan, of 
Nanney, in Merionethlhire, by whom he had four fons, 
Howel Fychan, Madoc, Rhys, and Grono of Gwyn* 

Madoc the eldeft married Gwerfyl, daughter and heir to Madoc; 
Rhys ap-Tudor, of Erddreiniog one of the three Temporal 
Lords of Anglefey, * and was father of Howel, who mar-fj owe j 
pied Erddylad, daughter of Howel Coetmor, of Nant Con*, 
way, and had ifTue three fons, viz. Griffith, of Talhen- 
3out, anceftor to the Vaughans of that place ; Madoc ; and 
Rhys, of Aberkain, from whom defcended the Vaughans 
of Aberkain, and the Prydderchs, of Tregaian, 

Madoc fecond fon of Howel, lived at Pennarth, in the]y[ ac j oc 
iTaid county, and married Elliw, daughter of Morgan, fon 
bf Evan, of Penllech, in Lleyn, defcended from Rhys, 
j Prince of South W~ales ; by whom he had Howel, and 
John, who married Jenet, daughter of Griffith ap-Lle- j j ir) 
j-velenrap-Hwlkin, of Chwaen, in Anglefey, and had two 
Tons, Hugh, and Richard. — Hugh, the eldeft, married Hugh. 


1 Rpwknd's Mcjk* Antiqua^ p. 132, 


Catharine, daughter of Henry Salisbury, of Llanrhaiadr, 
Efq. and he was fucceeded by his eldeft fon, 

John. John Wynn, of Bodville, Efq. Standard-bearer at the 

battle of Norwich, in 1549, in the time of Edward IV. 
for which fervice he was rewarded with the ifland of Bard- 
fey, where formerly flood a Monaftery, in the county of 
Caernarvon. — He married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John 
Peelefton, Knt. by whom he had iflue three fons and one 
daughter, viz. Hugh -, Rhys who left iffiie ; Thomas of whom 
hereafter ; and Jane, the wife of Morris Griffith, of Plaf- 
newydd, in Anglefey, Efq. — Hugh the eldeft fon, took the 
name of Hugh Gwynn Bodville, from the name of his 
feat, as furnames began about that time to be fettled in 
Wales : by his wife G^nor, daughter and heir to Thomas 
ap-John ap-Madoc of Pefthill, he had iffiie Thomas Bod- 
ville, of Bodville, Efq, •, and Robert Bodville, of Caengu- 
wich.— Sir John Bodville, of Bodville, Knt. eldeft fon of 
Thomas Bodville, by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir 
John Wynn, of Gwydr, Knight and Baronet, left a fon, 
John Bodville, Efq. who died unmarried 5, and a daughter 
Sarah, fole heir to her brother, married to John Robartes, 
Vifcount Bodmyn, fon and heir apparent to John Earl of 
Radnor, and had iiliie feven fons, and five daughters. 
We return now to 

Thomas- Thomas Wynn, of Bodvean, third and youngeft fon of 
John Wynn, of Bodville before mentioned, who married 
Elizabeth, daughter of own Griffith Morris, of Plas-du, 
by whom he had ifTue, Houlk Wynn, who died unmarried; 
John Wynn, who fucceeded his father ; and Margaret, 
• wife of John Wynn, of Penyberth, Gent, 

John. J°hn Wynn, of Bodvean, Efq. married Eleanor, daugh- 

ter of Edward Rowlands, of Mellteyrn, Efq. elder brother 
to Henry Rowlands, D. D. Bifhop of Bangor, from 1598 
to 1616, and by her had Thomas, his fucceftbr ; Hugh, j 
who died unmarried •, Frederick, who by Lowry, daughter 
and heir to Thomas Pritchard, of Bodwyddog, had an 
only daughter Anne, married to Richard Edwards, of 
Nanhorn, Efq. •, Mary, to Griffith Morris, of Methelm, 
Gent. ; Jane, to Thomas Williams, of Quirt, in Anglefey, 
Efq. *, Gaynor, to Hugh Meredith, of Monachdy, Efq. ; 
and Elizabeth, firft to Owen Wynn, of Gwynfryn, Gent, 
and fecondlv, to Robert Gryftvdh, of Back y Saint, 

Thomas Thomas Wynn, of Bodvean, Efq. eldeft fon of John, 
had by his wifo Suianna, daughter of Sir Francis Dayrell, 




Griffith Wynn, his fucceflor ; Sufannah, married to Ed- 
ward Williams, of Meillionyard, Efq. •, Mary, to — 

Young, Merchant in London ; and Barbara. 

Griffith Wynn, of Bodvean, Efq. only fon of Thomas Griffith. 
Wynn, married Catharine daughter of William Vaughan, 
of Corfygedol, in the county of Merioneth, Efq. and had 
two fons, Thomas, his fucceflor ; and Sir William Wynn, 
Knt. who reprefented the town of Caernarvon, in feveral 
Parliaments, was Standard-Bearer to the band of Gentle- 
xnen-Penfioners, and died about the year 1755. 

Sir Thomas Wynn, of Bodvean, the elder! fon, repre- ^ Sir 
fented the town of Caernarvon, in feveral Parliaments, homas, 
was Equerry, and afterwards one of the Clerks of p * 
the Green-Cloth, to K. George II. and was created a 
Baronet of England 25 October, 1742. Pie married 
Frances, coheir, and (upon the death of her After Eleanor, 
unmarried) fole heir to John Glynn, of Giyniiifon, Efq. 
a knightly family, whence John Glynn, Serjeant at Law, 
Chief Jufrice of the Common-Pleas, anceftor to Sir John 
Glynn, of Broadlane, in Flintshire, Bart, was defcended, 
By her he had iflue, Sir John, his fucceflor ; Catharine ; 
Elizabeth ; Dorothy, the wife of William Thomas, of 
Coedhelem, Efq. and died without furviving iflue j and 

Sir John Wynn, of Bodvean, and Glynnllivon, in the Sir 
county of Caernarvon, was Cuftos Rotulorum of that John, 
county, and Surveyor of his Majeity's mines in Wales. — 2.. 
He married Jane, daughter and heir to John Wynn, f^ art * 
Melai, in the county of Denbigh, Efq. and by her had 
iflue two fons, and two daughters, viz. Sir Thomas his 
heir ; Glynn Wynn, Efq. (a Lieutenant-Colonel in the 
Army, he ferved at the taking of Belliile, Martinico, and 
the Havannah, and is Member for the Britilh Parliament, 
for the borough of Caernarvon. 11 January, 1766, he 
married Bridget, eldeft daughter of Edward-Philip Pugh, 
of Penrhyn, and Coytmor, in the county of Denbigh, and 
had iflue, John-Glynn, born in October, 1 766 ; and 
William, born in J 767) ; Daughter Frances, married to 

■ Soame, Efq. of the county of Suffolk, who is 

deceafed ; and Dorothy, unmarried-. l Sir John was fuc- 
ceeded by his eldeft fon 

Sir Thomas Wynn, the third Baronet, and prefent Lord Sir 
Newborough, who ferved in Parliament, for the county ofThomas, 

Caernarvon, Lord 
2\ ! ewbo- 

1 Baronetage of England, ill, 114. 117, and letter from his Lordfhip. rough. 


Caernarvon, and was L. L. of Caernarvon, Colonel of the 
Militia in that county, Colonel by Brevet, and by Privy 
Seal, at St. James's, 14 June, and patent l at Dublin, 23 
July, 1776, he was created a Peer of Ireland, by the title 
of Baron Newborough. — 13 September, 1766, he married 
firft, Lady Catharine Percival, daughter of John, late 
Earl of Egmont, by his firft wife, and £he deceafing in 1782, 
he married fecondly, Maria-Stella-Petronilla, niece to the 
late General Chiappini, in the Imperial fervice, and IVI ar- 
ch efina of Modigliana. — His Lordlliip has hTue by his firft 
wife, one fon, John. 2 

Titles.] Sir Thomas "Wynn, Lord Baron Newbo- 
rough, and Baronet. 

Creations.] Baronet, 25 October, 1742, 16 Geo. II. 
and B. Newborough, 14 July. 1776, 16 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Diamond, three fleurs delis, Pearl. 

Crest.] On a wreath a Dexter arm in armour, hold- 
ing in his hand, proper, a fleur de lis, Topaz. 

Supporters.] Two lions rampant, ruby, the dexter 
gorged, with a collar, topaz, charged with three fleurs de 
lis, diamond ; the imifter with a collar, pearl, charged 
with three croffes pattee, ruby. 

Motto.] Suaviter in modo, fortiter in -re. 

Seats.] Bodvean, and Glynnllivon, in the county of 
Caernarvon. ' 



22. X H E family of Bingham, is of Saxon origin, and 
of very great antiquity, as appears in their pedigree, in 
the College of Arms, London ; they were fettled at Sutton- 
Bingham, in the county of Somerfet, from whence they 
removed, and fettled at Bingham's-Meicomb, in the 
countv of Dorfet, where a branch of the family continues 

to reticle* 

I I John de Bingham, was knighted by Henry I. He had 

Silveder. a fon Silverier, the father of Geffery, whole ion, Auguftin, 
Geffrev. had a fon William, the father of Ralph, whofe fon Ralph 
Auguftin. was 

1 Rot. A c „ i£. Geo .III. 4- P« <*• &• 37- ' Letter from his lotdihip, 


y/as knighted, and left three fons ; William, living in William. 
1256, whofe only daughter, Margaret, was the wife of Ralph, 
Ralph, Lord Billet ; Robert ; and Robert, who was a man Ralph. 
of eminent piety and learning, and was elected Bifhop of Salii- 
bfbury, in 1 228, He carried on the building of his cathedral, 
died in 1 246, and was buried in the nave of that cathedral. - 

Robert, the fecond fon of Ralph, married Lucy, daugh- Robert, 
ter and heir to Sir Robert Turbeville, and had a fon, Ro- Robert, 
bert de Bingham, who poftefTed the manor of Melcombe- 
Bingham ; he died 32 Edward L and left by Emma, 
daughter of Sir Anthony Wake, Richard his heir, who Richard- 
died in 1317, 11 Edward II. leaving by his wife Parnelle, 
daughter of Sir Geffery Warmwell, Knt. Robert de Bing- Robert- 
ham, who married Catharine, daughter of Sir Thomas 
Afton, and left Richard, who, by Catharine, daughter of Richard. 
Thomas Silverier, had Robert, who married Margaret, Robert, 
daughter of John Frampton, of Moretcn, in the county of 
Dorfet, Efq. and had two fons, Sir John Bingham, who 
died without iffue ; and Richard, who, by his wife Margaret, Richar4. 
daughter of John Baiket, had a fon Robert, who by his Robert, 
wife Joan, daughter of John Delalynde, left irTue, Robert ; 
William ; Catharine married to William Lanterton; and 
Anne, to Mark Hayes. 

Robert, the eldeft fon, married Alice, daughter of Tho- Robe*** 
mas Coker, and had eight fons, and two daughters, viz. 
Robert; Chriftopher; Sir Richard; George; Roger; Sir 
John, who was an Officer in Ireland under his brother Sir 
Richard ; Thomas ; Charles ; Cecily, married firft to 
Chriftopher Martin, and fecondly to George Poulet ; and 
Joan, iirft to John Willougliby, and fecondly to Mr. 
Goldefborough. Robert, the eldeft fon, held great pot- 
fefhons in Dorfet and other counties. He married Jane, 
daughter of Robert Williams, of Herrinatfton, Efo. and 
had four fons, and four daughters, viz. Robert ; John ; 
Thomas ; Francis ; Mary ; Jane ; Cecily ; and Anne. 
.Robert, the eldeft, married Anne, daughter of William 
Chaldecot, Efq. and had Richard, who died in 16^6, and 
left by his wife Jane, daughter of Sir Richard Hopton, 
eight fons, and three daughters, viz, John, who was in the 
time of the rebellion Colonel of a regiment, Governor of 
Pool, Commander at the laft iiege and demolition of Corfe- 
caftle : he married Frances, daughter of John Trenchard, 
Efq. and had five fons, and five daughters, viz. Rich- 
?rd ; Robert; Arthur; Chriftopher; Henry; Strode;" 

Francis ; 

1*6 BINGHAM, Lord LUC AN. 

Francis ; Dorothy ; wife of Delalind Huffey, Efq. ; Rachel,, 
of William Shergall ; and Anne, of the Rev. Mr. Clark. 
8trode Bingham, the feventh fon, married Cecily, daughter of 
Mr. Chapman, and left three daughters, Jane ; Dorothy ; 
and Rachel, the wife of George Mullens, M. D. ; and one fon 
Richard, who was fome time Member for Bridport, and repre- 
fented the county of Dorfet in Parliament ', married Phila- 
delphia, daughter of John Potinger, Efq. and had fix fons 
and feven daughters, viz. Richard; John; Thomas;- Ro- 
bert ; William ; and George ; Philadelphia, married to 

Boriace, Efq.-, Rachel; Annabella, to Robert Hann ; 

Sufanna ; Elizabeth ; Leonora, wife of John Wheeler ; 
snd Mary. Richard, the eldeft fon, was Counfellor at 
Law, and practifed many years with credit and reputation ; 
he married the daughter of William Batt, Efq. and died in 
3755, leaving three fons; Richard, who married Sophia, 
daughter of Charles Halfey, Efq. and had Richard, William* 
Sophia, and Martha ; William ; and John. 

We now return to Sir Richard Bingham, third fon of 
Robert, by Alice Coker. He was the moft eminent perfort 
of his family, and one of the beft officers of that age. He 
was mftrumental in reducing fome infurrections in Ireland, 
particularly in 1586, 1590, and 1 593> but was on fome 
complaint recalled ; in 1598 he was fent back with the title 
and authority of Marfhal of Ireland and General of Leinfter, 
and died at Dublin foon after his arrival, leaving iifue an 
only daughter. 

©corse ■ -^ s next b rot n er > George Bingham, fourth fon of 
Robert, by Alice Coker, ferved under his brother ij 
the Irilh wars, and about 1596, was Governor of Sligo ; 
where he was afterwards killed by Ulick Burgh, an Enlign, 
who delivered up the caftle to O'Donnel and the Irifli re-> 
bels I ; with his brother Sir Richard, he cut a way through 
the Curlew mountains, in the county of Rofcomon, which 
were before impaiTable. — By his wife Cicely, daughter of 
Robert Martin of Athelhampton in county of Dorfet, Efq, 
lie had iffue 
S; r Sir Henry Bingham of Caftlebar in county of Mayo, 

Benr», created in 1632, .by K. Charles I. a Baronet of Nova-Scotia ; 

1 he married a daughter of the family of Byrne of Cappanteely 

Bart, near Dublin, and had iffae an only daughter, who married 

Sir Georae Browne of the Neale ; and a fon, 


* Cox I. 406. 


Sir George of Caftlebar, the fecond Baronet, who had Sir 
iiTue, by his firft wife, one fon Henry; and by his fecond George,, 
wife, (a daughter of Sir Hugh Middleton, Bart, by whole 2 
ikill and perieverance the New River was brought to Lon- Bart, 
don) he had a fon George. 

Sir Henry, the fon of the firft marriage, fucceeded to the Sir 
eftate, and became the third Baronet ; he married Jane Henry, 
CufFe, and dying without hTue, was fucceeded by his 3 
brother, Bart - 

Sir George Bingham, fourth Baronet, who had two wives $ Sir 
by his fecond wife, Phcebe Hawkins, he had one fon, George, 
George Bingham, and by his firfr. wife, Mary Scotts, he 4 
was father of Sir John ; Henry ', and George, Bart. 

Sir John, fifth Baronet, was Governor and Knight of _ ir 
the Shire for Mayo ; he married Anne, daughter of Agmon- J oim » 
defham Vefey, Efq. of the kingdom of Ireland (by Char- p^ f 
lqtte, the fole daughter of William Sarsfietd, of Lucan, 
Efq. elder brother of Patrick, Earl of Lucan, by Mar}', 
daughter of Charles II. and filter of James Duke of Mon- 
mouth, which Earl of Lucan was one of K. James's com- 
manders. His military fkill and addrefs at the fiege of Li- 
merick, made K. William raife the liege, and forced ]jim to 
fign the articles of Limerick ; and he was afterwards killed 
at the battle of Landau, in Flanders) ; and he deceafed 21 
July, 1749, having iilue by her, who died in 1762, three 
fons and five daughters, viz. John and Charles, fucceflive 
Baronets ; George, a Captain in the Welfh Fufileers, and 
died at Dojmin in Germany^ unmarried ; daughter Jane, 
firft wife of Thomas Birmingham, Earl of Louth, and died 
in 1746; Mary (who married nrit, Hugh Montgomery, 
Efq. a Captain in the Weft Fufjliers ; fecondly, to her 
coufim-gernian, Vefey Colclough, E{q. fon of Ciefar Col- 
clough, Efq. by Henrietta Vefey, younger nfter of Anne, 
wife of Sir John Bingham, Bart, before-mentioned) j Char- 
lotte and Henrietta, both died unmarried j and Anne, married 
to CrofTdaile Miller of Millfordin the county of Mayo, Efq. 

Sir John Bingham, fixth Baronet, ferved in Parliament for Sir 
the county of Mayo, died unmarried in 1752, at the age of John, 
twenty-two vears, and was buried at Caftlebar ; bein£ fuc- 6 
ceeded by his brother, barfc. 

Sir Charles Bingham, of Caftlebar, the feventh Baronet 1 , §j 
aiyl prefent Lord Lucan, who ferved in Parliament for thechad 

county Lord 

1 Debret's Peerage. 



ecunty of Mayo till 24 July, 1776, when lie was called up 
to the Houfe of Peers by patent of that date 1 , purfuant to 
privy feal at St, James's 1 5 June preceding ; and by this 
title he had his introduction to the Houfe of Peers 20 June, 
1778^ — In 1760 he married Margaret, daughter and co- 
heir to James Smith of Cannons-Leigh in county of Devon, 
Efq. and hath ifiite Richard, born in December, 1764 ; 
Lavinia, married 6 March, 1781, to George-John, the pre? 
lent Earl Spencer ; Louifa , Anne ; and Margaret 3 . 

Titles.] Sir Charles Bingham, Baron Lucan, and Ba- 

Creations*] Baronet of Nova-Scotia in 1632, and B. 
Lucan of Caftlebar, 24 July, 1776, 16 Geo. III. 

Arm s.] Saphire, a bend cottifed between fix crofles pat-r 
tee, topaz. 

Crest.] A Hawk, with wings expanded, proper, on a 
mount emerald, beaked and legged, topaz. 

Supporters,! Two Wolves rampant, faphir e, collar- 
ed and chained, topaz. 

Motto.] Spes mea Christu?, 

Seat.] Caftlebar, in the county of Mayo, 120 miles 
from Dublin. 


^3" JL HIS Family has always been reputed the mofr. powerful 
of any in the Highlands, being ftyled Kings of the Ifles for 
many generations (under which titles they granted their 
charters) and were acknowledged as fuch by many foreign 
Princes, with whom they entered into leagues offend ve and 
defemlve j and they were for many ages fuccefsful in affert- 
ing their independence. 
Somer- Somerled f, Thane of Argyl, flourifhed about the year 
led, J 140, and is the anceftor of all the Macdonalds ; he was the 


* From Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, andDebret. 

+ This genealogy of Somerled is taken from the manufcript of Mr. Do- 
nald Monro, High Dean of the Ifles, who. travelled through moft of them 
in 1 549. 

* Ro^. 1 6 Geo. III. R. 18. a Lords Jour. V. 6. s Debret, 
Fielding, &c. 


£on of Gilbryde M'Gilleadam, vie (or fon of) Sella, vie 
Mearfhaigh, vie Neil Neufyallach (or the nine hoffages) vie 
Swyffine, vie Malgheufa, vie Eacime, vie Gothefred, from 
whom they were called the clan Gothefred, and continued 
to be fo entitled until the time of Donald Somerled's grand- 
fon. This Gothefred was the fon of Fergus M'Eriche, vie 
Cartayne (there are of this name ftill exifting in Skv) vie 
Etha, vie Thola Craifme, vie Etha de WifF Leift, Ethodius 
vie Frathrequerwy, Fratherus, vie Clarpre Liffe Chuyr, 
Corbredus, vie Chorinweet Alada, Cormacus, vie Airt, 
Lermeche, King of Ireland, raoft royal in all his actions, 
vie Chuyn Chidekakey, Condus Lentibullns, King of Ire- 
land, a royal Prince, and lion-like m all his actions of war, 
lineally defcended of the blood of Gathelus. — This Somerled, 
the hrft. confpicuous perfon of this line in hiftory, during 
the non-age of Malcolm Canmore, the fourth of that name, 
entertained hopes of enjoying the kingdom. To his own 
hereditary pofTeffions on the continent, he added the -ZEbu- 
da?, or Weftern Ifles to his fortune, by the marriage of the 
daughter of Olaus, Lord thereof, whereupon he affirmed 
the title of King of the Ifles ; but being encountered by 
Walter, High Steward of Scotland, was ilain in 1164, De - 
ing fucceeded in his pofTeffions by 

Reginald, called " Son of Sorlet, Lord of Ergyle and R e o-inalcL 
" Inchgael." He founded the abbey of Sandal, within the 
territory of Cantyre, for Ciftertian Monks, and gave there- 
unto the lands of Glaffadil and Baltebean, with the lands of 
Cafken, in the ifle of Arran 2 . To the monaftery of Paifley 
he gave very great donations, that he and Fonia his wife 
might be entitled to all the privileges and brotherhood in 
that convent, and of the whole rights and order of Cluny 3 ; 
he alfo granted charters of certain lands in Lovat to Biffet, 
in which he ftyles himfelf Rex Infularum. He married Fo- 
nia, and was fucceeded by his fon 

4 Donald, who imitated his father's munificence to the Donald, 
church, particularly to the Monks of Paifley, on condition, 
" That he, his wife, heirs and people fhould always be en- 
" titled to the brotherhood in that convent." This Donald 
left iffue two fons, Angus of Ifles, and Alexander from 
whom the Mac-Alifters of Loup, in Argylefhire are defcend- 
ed ; which Angus, iurnamed Chen, or the elder, entered 


1 Char. Fund.Monaft. de Sandal m publicis archives, et Chartuiiir. Mo- 
nad. Pafleten. 2 Char. Confirm, in Rot. Jac. IV. David;, Epifcopb 
Lefmoren. 3 Chart. Pafleten. * In the Mqt tificatioiis tf 
Paiflj he is called Donaldus filiu* Reginald!, filii Someriedi. 


himfelf a brother in the convent of Paifley, granting " Half % 
* c marc of filver to them out of his own houfe, and one penny a 
" year for ever out of every houfe on his lands, keeping a fire.'* 
He gave to the fame monaftery the patronage of the church 
of Kilkerran in Cantyre, " for the good of the foul of King 
<l Alexander, and Alexander his foil, his own foul, and the 
" fouls of his heirs *." When K* Alexander III. fettled the 
fucceffion to the crown upon his grand-daughter Margaret, he 
was one of the nobles who fwore to the defence of her title, 
to which, he fet his feal in a folerrih afTembly in the year 
1284; foon after which he died, leaving two fons, Alexan*- 
der and John (or Ean) from whom the clan Ean, and many 
families of the name of Johnfton are defcended. In the Re- 
giftry of Paifley, he confirms to that abbey the patronage of 
the church of St, Querran, figning himfelf « Filius ethseres 
<£ Angufii Donaldi de infulis," After the death of Q^Mar- 
garet, in 1292, he had a commiffion for keeping the 
peace within the Ifles, and was one of the Magnates Scotire,. 
who declared they would maintain and defend the title of 
whatever perfon fhould be adjudged to have the neareft 
right in blood to the deceafed King. Alexander III. 2 own- 
ed Baliol's title ; he ratified to the Monks of Sandal the do- 
nations of his anceftors, adding many more of his own ; ra*- 
tified his father's grant of the church of Kilkerran, to which 
he appended his own feal, in conjunction with Laurence, 
Bifhop of Argyle, and Robert Bruce, Earl of Carrick, for 
the more certain verification of his deed, and dying in 1303, 
was fucceeded by 
ilngus. Angus More, or the Great Angus, who entertained King 

Robert Bruce at a time when he had been refufed an afylum 
elfewhere ; he raifed 2000 men, with whom he engaged at 
the battle of Bannockburn, where K. Edward II. was de* 
feated, and there difplayed much gallantry and courage, 
which Barber, the poetick hiftorian, has celebrated in thele 
lines : 

Angus of Ifles and Bute alfwa, 
And of the plain lands, he had mae 
Of armed men a noble rout, 
His battle ftaiward was and itout. 


1 Chart. Mortif. Angufii filii Dovenaldi ecclefire d$ Kilkerran, 
GpOYcnt. de Paflet, in Char. die. Monaft. 2 Kymer's Feeder;*. 


He faid the rear guard he would maw 
And eveen before him mould gae 
The vanguard, and on either hand 
The other battle fhould be gangand. 
Behind ane fide a little fpace, 
And the King that behind them was, 
Should fee where there was maift mifter, 
And then relieve them with his banner. 

He continued in that Prince's fervice and intereft with 
fmgular loyalty and inflexible conftancy, and his fame 
has been handed down to pofterity in hiftory as a patriot, 
and a true friend to his country ; he was fucceeded by his 

Angus Oge, or the younger, Lord of the Ifles, who mar- Angus, 
ried the daughter of O'Cahane, the Chief of a very powerful 
family in the North of Ireland ; this Lady brought with her 
from that country, byway of a marriage portion, a number 
of very handfome young men, whole pofterity are yet in the 
Ifles, and are known by the difference of their names, to be- 
long to that race, which have never undergone any alteration ; 
the ilTue of this marriage was 

* John of the Me, Lord of the Ifles, who flood in fuchjolin* 
high favour and efteem with K. Robert II. for his conftant 
attachment to him in the beginning of his reign, that he gave 
him in marriage the Lady Margaret, his fecond daughter. 
He is called in fome charters of that Prince, " mv beloved 
" fon ;" and dying in 1396, had ifllie by his Lady three 
fons, and two daughters ; Donald, Lord of the Ifles ; John 
oflfle, anceftor to the Earl of Antrim; Alexander, proge- 
nitor of Macdonald of Keppoch ; Margaret, married to 
Nicholas, Earl of Sunderland ; and Elizabeth, to Lachlan 
Maclean, of Dowart, a very powerful Chieftain, and had 

Donald, Lord of the Ifles, fucceeded his father : The hif- Donald, 
'ory of this great man is very remarkable. In the reign of 
K. James I. Robert Duke of Albany, by an unwarrantable 
itt of power, endeavoured to difappoint him of the Earldom 
)f Rois, his lawful inheritance. He prevailed upon Eupheme, 
he young Countefs, who had rendered herfelf a religious in 
S T orth Berwick Nunnery, to farrender the Earldom in fa- 
r our of John Earl of Buchan, his ion, in prejudice of this 


* There are three charters in the rolls of K. Robert II. to this John, Lord 
(the Ifles, and Margaret the King's a* lighter, dated 1376. 


Lord's wife, who was aunt to the faid Countefs of Rofs, and 
confequently undoubted heir to that Earldom after her de-i 
ceafe. The Lord of the Ifles challenged this procedure, but 
the governor told him the refignation was legal, and he 
would maintain it , whereupon the Lord of the Ifles refolved 
to have recourle to arms, marched through Rofs and Murray 
down to Aberdeenfhire, with io,oco of his vaffals, where 
a moft defperate battle was fought between him and Alexan- 
der Stewart, Earl of Marr, at a village called Harlaw, on 
St. James's day, 1 4 1 1 . In this battle neither party was, 
victorious, however the Earl of Buchan poffefTed the Earl- 
dom of Rofs, but being {lain in 1424, it came to the Crown,; 
and who hence becoming too powerful a fubjecr,, he thereby 
laid the foundation of his family's ruin. — The laid Donald 
died in 1427, leaving hTue by Euphemia his wife, daughter 
of Walter Leiley, Earl of Rofs, by Euphemia, daughter of 
William Rofs, one of the original poiTeiibrs of that title, 
AT- -an- Alexander, Earl of Rofs, who fat in Parliament on the 
^ ei T trial of Murdoch, Duke of Albany, in 1424. K. James, out 

of love of iuftice, yielded the Earldom to him. He was of 2: 
turbulent difpoiition, and given to many irregularities, tc 
atone for which he gave feveral donations to the Monks oil 
Sandal. 3 James II. he was Jufticiary of all Scotland be- 
north the river Forth, and continued in that office for feme 
years after , he married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Alexan- 
der Seton, and lifter to Sir Alexander, rirft Earl of Huntley, 
and left iiTue, John Earl of Rofs •, Hugh of the Ifles, and oi 
Slate 3 Cxleftine, anceftor to Lord Macdonald ; a daughter) 
who married John, Earl of Sutherland, by whom lhe hac 
Elizabeth, heirefs of that noble family His brother John, 
Earl of Rofs, granted feveral charters in 1642, 3, and 4 1 
« Cariffimo fratri noftro carnali Cadeltino de infulis," to re- 
vert to him or his right heirs, if he fhouid have no lawfu 
ifTue male by Finvola Maclean, or any other wife, 
lohn. J onn > Earl of Rofs, the eldefl fon, acted a very confide 

rable part in the times in which he lived , he continued sjj 
loyal fubject to K. James II. but fell from his allegiance in tht 
fucceeding reign 1 . The feuds of the houfes of York ancj 
Lancafter occalioned his downfall ; for when K. Edward IV 
had dethroned K. Henry VI. in order to preferve the batenc< 
of power in Scotland, and to counteract the machinations 0: 
Margaret of Anjou, who was a fuitor to K. James III. t(| 


1 Rvmer's Feeders 


invade England on behalf of her injured hufband's title, K. 
Edward fent fome of the greateft Nobles -of his court, with 
the Bifhop of Winchester, to treat with ■ John Earl of Rofs, 
and Donald Ballach (fon of John More, or the Great, of 
Lord Antrim's line, and coulin to Alexander, Earl of Rofs) 
it was ftipulated, that the Earl of Rofs mould be the King's 
Lieutenant from the river Forth northwards, and James Earl 
of Douglas, Knight of the Garter, then in London, who 
had fled there, anno I4$5> on account of a former con- 
fpiracy entered into with this Earl (with the Earls of Craw- 
furd, Murray, and Ormond) mould be the Lieutenant from 
the Forth to the borders. The Earl of Rofs had a penflon 
of 200I. from K. Edward, which was coniiderably greater 
than the Duke of Gloucefter's. It does not appear that this 
confpiracy was ever put in practice ; and as fifteen years 
elapfed between the confederacy and the forfeiture, the Earl 
of Rofs was not aware of his danger, and K. Edward forgot 
that part of the Stipulation where it was exprefsly provided, 
that no peace was to be made between the two Kings, with- 
out his being included. In the interim he kept at a dii'tance 
from Court, and did not fit in Parliament ; the caufe of his 
difguft was owing to fome offences from the guardians of the 
young King during his minority, and being excluded from 
an intimate concern in the administration of publick affairs, 
to which his propinquity in blood entitled him. The Earl of 
Athol was commanded to attack him with a powerful fleet, 
but he previoufly wrote to the Earl to fubmit to the King's 
clemency, which advice he prudently followed, and fubmit- 
ting himfelf accordingly, the Earldom of Rofs was annexed 
to the Crown, 27 November, 1475 *» Dut ?■ James reftored 
him to the Lordfhip of the Ifles, at the requeftof the Queen 
and whole Parliament aflembled at Edinburgh, 25 July, 
1476. This Earl married Elizabeth, daughter of James 
Lord Livingfton, Lord High Chamberlain of Scotland, by 
whom having no ifiue, the Lordfhip of the Ifles devolved 
upon Donald, his grandfon, fon of Angus, his natural fon, 
by Ifabel, daughter of Colin, Earl of Argyll, who dying un- 
married, K. James V. aflumed the Lordfhip of the Ifles, 
though according to the Act of Restoration it was provided 
to his heir male, confequently the right of fucceilion came 
to the familv of Slate, the defcendants of 

Vol. VII. I Hugh 

* Rymcr's Feeder*. 




Hugh. Hugh of Ifle, brother of John Earl of Rofs, whofe dc>« 
fcendants have been always diftinguifhed from the other 
tribes of the name, and called Macdonalds abfolutely and by 
way of eminence. John Earl of Rofs gave to his dear brother 
Hugh, fon of Alexander of the Ifles Lord of Slate, the lands 
of Skirhoug, &c. By liis firfr. wife, daughter of Macean, of 
Ardnamurchan, he had a fon John, who fucceeded him, 
and died without ifTue, in 1502; and by his fecond wife, a 
daughter of the Chief of the Clan-Gunn, he had 

Donald, who died a young man in 1 506, leaving by ■ 

Macdonald, a branch of that name in the kingdom of Ireland, 
a fon 

Donald, furnamed Grumack, or the fwarthy, of Dun- 
fkaighj by which title he was called in the letters of the 
Privy Council, directed to him by the Earl of Murray; he 
married Margaret, daughter of Macdonald of Moidart, or 
Clanranald, by whom he had a fon who fucceeded him ; 
and he died in 1534. 

Donald. Donald, the only fon, upon the death of Lord Donald of 
the Ifles, in 1535, claimed the lordfhip of the Ifles, 
as next heir male of John Earl of Rofs ; but K. James V. 
refufed to grant him pofTeilion, whereupon he refolved to 
afTert his right by force of arms, and railing a band of 
his vaflals, he laid fiege to the caftle of Elandonan, where 
he was fhot dead with an arrow ; his corpfe was carried to 
an adjacent ifland, which to this day is called Labby Mac- 
coniel, or Macdonald's bed ; and he was carried to the ifland 
of Sky, to be tranfported from thence to Icolmkill, the an- 
cient burying place of his anceftors, the Lords of the Ifles, 
but the wind proving unfavourable, his remains were de- 
posited in the church of Kilchrift, in Strath, leaving by 
Margaret, his wife, daughter of Roderick Macleod, of the 
Lewes, anceftor to the Earls of Cromarty, a fon 

Donald. Donald Gorme, an infant at the death of his father, he 
was called Safunach, or the Englifhman, from his education 
in that kingdom in the reign of (^Elizabeth, who is faid to 
have been particularly kind to him ; he made no claim to 
the Lordfhip of the Ifles, by reafon of the diftracted irate of 
the kingdom, occasioned by the civil wars in the reign of Q^ 
Mary, which broke ont in 1567. This gentleman acted a 
very loyal part, and continued in her Majefly's fervice till 
the end of the war. He married Mary, daughter of Hector 
Maclean of Dowart, and dying in 1585, left iflue three fons, 
Donald, Archibald, and Alexander; which Donald, called 
More, or the Great, was a happy mftrument of K. James 



VI. (who much favoured and efteemed him) in fuppreffing 
the irregularities of the Macleods of Lewes, and other dis- 
orderly Highlanders; in 1585, he entered into a folemn 
league offenfive and defenfive with the moft powerful 
Clans in the Highlands, to fupport the King's authority, 
and enabled him to do acceptable fervice to K. James VI. 
He married firft Margaret, lifter to Colin Mac-Kenzie, Lord 
Kintoel, anceftor to the Earls of Seaforth, a title now ex- 
tinct ; by her having no iffiie, he married three other wives, 
whom he fucceflively repudiated, and departing this life 
without iflue in December, 16 16, his fortune came imme- 
diately to his nephew Donald, fon of his brother Archibald, 
by his wife Margaret, daughter of Angus or ./Eneas Mac- 
donald, of Dunivcg and Glynns, in county of Argyll, an- 
ceftor to the Earl of Antrim. 

Which Donald, called Donald Gorme Oge, had a liberal Sir 
education at Oxford, where he made a orohciencv in ufeful"^ ona * 
knowledge, and ftanding much in favour with K. Charles I. ^ 
his Majefty was pleafed to create him a Baronet by letters 
patent, bearing date at Windfor, 14 July, 1625, his patent 
having this remarkable Speciality : " That the faid Donald 
" Macdonald of Slate, and his heirs male and affignes, fhould 
u have place before every other Baronet, excepting John 
" Gordon of Gordonfton." When the civil war broke out, 
in 1639, the King thought his affiftance of fo much confe- 
quence to his affairs, that he wrote him a letter *, dated 
1 1 June, in that year, from the Birks before Berwick, where 
his Majefty was then encamped, promiftng him his lands of 
Punard and Ardnamurchin, the lands of Strathordill, the 
iflands of Roume, Muck, and Cannay, which were to ac- 
crue to him by the forfeitui e of the Earl of Argyll, Sir Dou- 
gal Campbell, and Mackinnon, feeing that the faid Sir Do- 
nald at this time ftood out for the good of his fervice, and was 
refolved to undergo the hazard of his perfon and eftate for the 
fame ; all which he promifes on the word of a King to ratify 
to the faid Sir Donald and his heirs, in any manner they 
fhall think proper, provided that he ufe his beft endeavours 
in his fervice at this time, according to his commiffion grant- 
ed him to that purpofe. He made fome difcoveries of the 
fecret defigns of the Covenanters, of much importance to his 
Majefty, but died in October, 1643, at a time when he ex- 
pected Colonel Alexander Macdonald, commonly called 

I 2 Colonel 

3 Penes Dom. Macdonald. 


Colonel Kitta, kinfman to the Earl, afterwards Marquefs of 
Antrim, who was to land upon his eftate with a confider able 
force from Ireland, for his Majefty's fuccour *, they having 
agreed to furniih man for man. By Janet his wife, com- 
monly known by the name of the fair Janet, fifter to Colin, 
firft Earl of Seaforth, he had ifTue Sir James ; Donald, of 
Caftleton -, Archibald-iEneas ; Alexander •, Margaret, mar- 
ried to iEneas, Lord Macdonald, of Aros ; Catharine, to 
Kenneth Mackenzie, of Gairloch ; Janet, to Donald Mac- 
donald, Captain of Clanronald ; and Mary, to Sir Ewen Ca- 
meron, ofLochiel. 
Sir Sir James Macdonald, his fon, was with the Marquefs 

James, of Montrofe, at the fiege of Invernefs, in 1645, an< ^ ^ en ^ 
2 fome men to the battle of Worcefter, in 165 1. When the 
Bart. Loyalifts were univerfally fupprefTed, and the King had 
fubmitted to his fate, he retired into the Ifle of Sky, where 
he lived with that circumfpeclion which was neceflary in 
fuch times. The Lord Broghill, who was in Scotland 
during the Ufurpation, in a letter to Mr. Secretary Tbur- 
loe ' writes, that he had converfed with Sir James Mac- 
donald, whom he reprefents as a man of very great abili- 
ties, and one of great intereft among his people, and of 
good intelligence abroad. On K» Charles II. reftoration, he 
was fined to a very large amount, at the inftigation of the 
Earl of Middleton, Secretary of State, who had a grant of 
his fine, a practice which he fuccefsfully ufed againft many 
families who incurred his difpleafure. The Privy Council 
fent Sir James a commiffion to purlue and punilh the 
murderers of.his kinfman, Macdonald of Keppoch, who had 
ufurped his pofTeffions. Sir James fent their heads to Edin- 
burgh, and received the thanks of the Privy Council by 
letter from the.. Earl, afterwards Duke of Rothes, who fig- 
nified that he had done moft acceptable fervice to his Ma- 
jefty.— His firft wife was Margaret, daughter of Sir Ro- 
deric Mackenzie, of Tarbat, anceftor to the Earls of Cro- 
marty ; by her he had Sir Donald his fucceiTor \ Hugh, 
of Glenmore, anceftor to the Macdonalds of Seriie, Sortie, 
&c. \ Catharine, wife of Sir Norman Macleod, of Ber- 
nera ; and Florence, wife of John Macleod, of Macleod. — • 
His fecond wife was Mary, daughter of Roderic Macleod, 
Efq. of Macleod, by whom he had one fon, John Macdo- 
nald, of Bachny, and dying, 8 December, 1678, was fuc- 
ceeded by his eldeft fon, 


5 Thurl, State Papers, 


Sir Donald Macdonald, Bart, who married Lady Mary Sir 
Douglas, only furviving child of Robert Earl of Morton, Donald, 
(by Anne,* daughter of Sir Edward Villiers, Prefident of 3 
Munfter, niece to George, Duke of Buckingham, and bart. 
iifter of William, Vifcount Grandifon, father of Barbara, 
Dutchefs of Cleveland, alfo lifter of Edward, anceftor to 
the Earl of Jeriey, and of Barbara, Countefs of Suffolk;) 
by whom he had, Sir Donald ; James of Oranfay, who 
carried on the line of the family, Alexander; Ifabella, 
married to Sir Alexander Bannerman, Bart. ; and Barbara, 
married to Coll. Macdonald, of Keppoch, Efq. and dying 
on 5 February, ^6g^ he was fucceeded by his ion, 

Sir Donald Macdonald, Bart, who married Mary, daugh- Sir 
ter of Donald Macdonald, of Caftleton, his kinfman, by^> ona ^> 
whom he had one fon, and four daughters, viz. Sir Donald 4 
his heir ; Mary ; Margaret, married to Captain John Mac- "art. 
Queen; Ifabel, to Alexander Monro, M. D. ; and Janet, 
to Norman Mac-Leod, of Mac-Lecd. He died in 1718, Sir 
leaving Sir Donald, who furviving his father a very fhort Donald, 
time, and dying a young man, in 1723, was fucceeded by $ 
his uncle, James Macdonald, Efq. of Oranfay, by whom, Bart, 
in consideration of his conduct, in 1 7 1 8, the Aim of ten Sir 
ihoufand pounds was granted to his children, by Act of James, 
the 8 George I. He married Mary, or Janet, daughter of 6 
Alexander Macleod, Efq. of Griiherniih, by whom he Bart, 
had Alexander ; and John, who died young ; and three 
daughters, viz. Margaret, married to Robert, fon of Sir Ro- 
bert Douglas of Glenberyie Bart. ; Ifabel; and Janet, married 
Sir Alexander Mac-Kenzie of Coul, Bart. — He married 
fecondly, Margaret, daughter of John Macdonald of Caf- 
tleton, and had John, who died young. He died at Forres, 
in 1723, and was fucceeded by his fon, 

Sir Alexander Macdonald, Bart, who was much in the c; 
efteemand confidence of his Royal Highnefs the late Duke 41 
of Cumberland, who honoured him with his correfpon-^ er 
dence, and the molt, friendly allurances of regard. He 
married firft, Anne, daughter of David Erfkine, Efq. and Bart. 
Dowager of James, Earl of Airly, by whom he had Donald, 
who died young; he marriedfecondly, Margaret Montgomery, 
daughter of Alexander, Earl of Eglintoune, and dying fucU 


* This Lady was governefs to Henrietta-Maria, fourth and youngeft 
daughter of K. Charles I. whom fhe transported, when but two years 
of age, in difguife to Paris, anno 1646, where fhe efpouled in 1660, Philip, 
Duke of Orleans, brother to Lewis XIV. and father to, the Regent whofe 
poiterity are in blood of the Stuart line. 


denly at Bernera, in his way to London, to wait upon his 
Royal Highnefs the Duke, in November, 1746, aged 
thirty-iix, left three infant children, Sir James 5 Alexander, 
now Lord Macdonald 5 and Sir Archibald, a pofthmous fon, 
Attorney General to the King, and married, 26 Decem- 
ber, 1777, to Louifa Levefon Gower, eldeft daughter of 
Granville Levifon, Earl Gower, and Marquefs of Stafford, by 
whom he had ifllie, a daughter, Margaret-Caroline, born 
26 November, 1778, who died young •, two other daugh- 
ters now living •, and Sufanna, who died young. 
Sir Sir James Macdonald, was one of the moft accomplished 

James, f cno lars of the age, died at Rome, 26 July, 1766, aged 
c twenty^four, and was interred there with the liigheft marks 

of diftinction. Dying unmarried, he was fucceeded by his 
g- r Sir Alexander, the eighth Baronet, and prefent Lord 

Alexan- Macdonald, alfo the lineal heir male of the Earls of 
der, Rofs, and Lords of the liles in Scotland, who, purfuant 

Lord to Privy Seal at St. James's, 17 June, 1776, and by 
Macdo- Patent 1 at Dublin, 17 July 1776, was created Baron Mac- 

nald. donald, of Slate in the Kingdom of Ireland. 3 May, 

2 768, he married Elizabeth-Diana, eldeft daughter of God- 
fry Bofville, of Gunthwaite, in the county of York, Efq. 
by his wife Diana, eldeft daughter of Sir William Wem> 
worth of Bretton, Bart, and by her ladyihip hath had inue, 
Alexander "Went worth, born, 9 December, 1773? Archi- 
bald 21 May, 17775 the third, in January, 17835 the 
fourth, 14 February, 17865 the fifth, 10 March, 17885 
daughter Diana, born 28 September, 1769, and married in 
February, 1788, to Sir John Sinclair, Bart; 5 and Eliza- 
beth, Anabella, and Julia, who died all young. 

Titles.] Sir Alexander Macdonald, Lord Macdo- 
nald, and Baronet. 

Creations.] Bart, of Nova Scotia, 14 July, 1625, 
1 Car. I. and B. Macdonald, of Slate, in county of Antrim, 
17 July 1776, 16 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Quarterly, 1 ft, pearl, a lion rampant, ruby, 2d, 
topaz, a hand in armour, holding a crofs croflet, fitchy, 
ruby, 3d, tcpaz, a row galley (or lymphad) the fails furled 
up, diamond. 4th, emerald, a falmon naiant, in fefs. 

Crest.] A hand in armour, holding a crofs croflet, 
iitchy, ruby. 


1 Rot. A . io\ Geo. 111. 4; p. d. R. 32. 

MAYNE, Lord NEWHAVEN. , n 9 

Supporters.] Two tygers, jacinth, collared topaz, 
$rmed and langued, ruby. 

Motto.] Per mare per terras. 

Seat.] Formerly at the eaftles of Duntulon and Dun- 
fkaigh, now at Armidale and Mugftot, alj in the Ifle of 
Sky, in Scotland. 


A HE firname of Mayne is of great antiquity in Scotland., 24. 
and in former times was variously written, Maign, Mayne 
and Main, though all the fame name. It appears from re- 
cords that there have been free Barons of that name in the 
South and North parts of that country feveral centuries ago, 
v'\z. the Mains of Auchtuchry in Aberdeenfhire ; the 
Mayns of Auchterhoufe in For farfhire ; • and the Mayns of 
Lochwood in Clydefdale, whofe armorial bearings are upon 
record, — Sir Walter Maign, Knight, lived in the reign of 
David Bruce, from whom he got a charter under the great 
feal, ^ Domino Waltero Maign, militi terrarum de Auch- 
(C tuchry in vicecomite de Aberdeen." dated 3 October, 
137©. — John Mayne of Auchterhoufe had a fon who fuc- 
ceeded him, and a daughter Mary, who married Duncan 
Primrofe, progenitor to the Earls of Rofeberry. — Jafper 
Main, got a charter under the great feal from James IV. of 
Scotland, of fome tenements of land about Edinburgh, dated 
in 1 5 1 1 . 

William, the firft and prefent Lord Newhaven, is aWiJHam, 
younger fon of the late William Mayne of Powis Logie in the Lord 
county of Clackmannan, and fhire of Perth, where that fa-New- 
mily hath been fettled iince the middle of the fourteenth haven, 
century, and are defcended from the ancient houfe of Mayne 
of Lochwood, as appears by the regifter of the Lyons Office. 
At the acceilion of his prefent Majefiy he reprefented the 
borough of Carysfort in the Irifh parliament ; and 22 April, 
1763, was created a Baronet of Great Britain. In March, 
1766, he was appointed a Privy Counfellor in Ireland j and 
m the firft octennial Parliament for that kingdom, was again 
t Reprefentative for Carysfort. On 27 October, 1774, he 



was returned Reprefentative for the city of Canterbury in the 
Britifh Parliament, and at prefent reprefents the borough of 
Gatton in Surrey. — By Privy Seal at St. James's 18 June, 
and by Patent 1 26 July, 1776, he was advanced to the 
Peerage by the title of Baron Newhaven of Carrickmayne 
in county of Dublin, and had his introduction to the Houfe 
of Peers 2 9 October, 1 7 8 1 . 

His Lordfhip married 15 July, 1758, Frances, daughter 
and coheir to Jo£hua Vifcount Allen, and by her had a fon, 
who died young 3 . 

Titles.] Sir William Mayne, Lord Baron Newhaven, 
and Baronet. 

Creations.] Baronet, 22 April, 1763, 3 Geo. III. 
and B. Newhaven of Carrickmayne in county of Dublin, 1 8 
July, 1776, 16 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Pearl, a Cheveron, ruby, voided between two 
Pheons in chief, Diamond, and a Fleur de Lis in bafs, 
faphire, all within a bordure engrailed of the laft. 

Crest.] On a Wreath, an Arm erect, habited fa- 
phire, vanditee cuffed, pearl, holding a crofs erect impale 2 

Supporters.] Dexter a Tiger, rampant guardant 
jacinth, armed, ruby, collared, topaz. The finifter a 
Talbot, diamond, armed and langued ruby, collared topaz. 

Motto.] Virtuti fortuna comes. 

Seat.] GattonJPark, in Surrey, 19 miles from 

1 Rot. de A°. 16" Geo. III. g. p. f. R. 34. % Lords Jour. V. 227, 

3 Information of Lord Newhaven. 


C w n 


A HE Right Honourable William Edwardes, Lord Baron ojv 
Kenllngton, was created a Peer ' by the faid title, 28 July, 
1776, purfuant to Privy Seal at St. James's, 20 June pr^ 
ceding. — His Lordihip reprefents the borough of Haverford- 
Weft in the Britifh Parliament ; married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Mr. Warren of Longridge in county of Pembroke, 
and hath iffue one fon William, born 22 April, 1777. 

Title.] William Edwardes, Lord Baron Kenllngton. 

Creation.] So created 22 July, 1776, 16 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Ermine, a Lion rampant diamond, armed 5 

Crest.] On a Mount Emerald, a Wivern, ftatant^ 
Pearl, Wings expanded, armed Ruby. 

Supporters.] Two Stags proper, double attired an4 
Jioofed, Topaz. 

Motto.] Garde la Foy. 

Seat.] Johnfton in county of Pembroke. 



X HE Family ofLYTTELTON have been of long {landing 36, 
in the county of Worcefter, and had fair porTeffions in the 
Vale of Evefham before 1234, particularly at South-Lyttel- 
ton, from whence, agreeable to the cuftom of that age, it is 
prefumed they were denominated. — John de Lyttelton 
was witnefs to two grants of lands to the abbey of Evefham 
fa early as 1160, which lands lying at Lench nearSouth- 


s Pvot, 4°. 16 Geo. Ill, $. p. f. R. %9*. 

I2 2 LYTTELTON, Lord westcote. 

Lyttelton, it may be inferred that the faid John was anceftor 
to the prefent family. — ■■ — In an ancient ledger of Worcefter 
Priory without date, mention is made of Henry de Clive, for* 
of Swenus de Luttelton, and it appears that many other fa- 
milies of the name of Lyttelton were feated in the counties; 
of Dorfet, Somerfet, Bedford and Bucks, fo early as the 
reign of K. Henry III. The firft perfon, however, from 
whom Lord W eftcote can certainly derive, is 

Thomas. Thomas de Luttelton, who about 19 of Henry III. mar- 
ried firft Emma, fole daughter and heir to Sir Simon de 
Frankley, Knt. which Thomas occurs as witnefs to an inftru- 
ment between Walter de Cantilupe, Bifhop of Worcefter, 
and Robert Fitz-Ralph, Knt. touching lands lying in Alve- 
Church and Beoley, dated 33 Henry III. The faid Thomas 
married fecondly Afielm, daughter and fole heir to William 
Fitz-Warin of Upton in county of Worcefter, a younger fon 
of Fulc Fitz-Warin, Lord Marcher of Wales in the reign of 
K. Henry I. which William was a Juftice itinerant, and 
Judge of the Common Pleas 1 2 Henry III. and Sheriff of 
Worcefter in the following year ; Thomas aforefaid was a 
ccnfiderable benefactor to the convent of Perfhore, and the 
abbey of Evefham, as appears from two licences 8 and ic of: 
K. Edward I. By his firft wife he had a daughter Emma 
(who married firft Augerus * de Tatlynton ; fecondly Ni- 
cholas Whetamftede, fhe was a benefactrefs to the abbey 
ofHalefowen, and died feized of Frankley in 1298); and by 
his fecond wife he had three fons, viz. Edmond his heir ; 
Thomas •, and John, who was a benefactor to the abbey of 
Evefham, and died unmarried. — Edmond, who fucceeded, 
refided at Coulefdon, and was alfo pofTeiTed of lands at Naun- : 
ton in county of Worcefter, which ftill continue in a family 
of Lyttelton, a cadet of this houfe. — He married Lucia 3 
daughter of John de Bois or Atwood, of confiderable note at 
Wclverley in Worcefter, and dying without iffue, was fuc-^ 
ceeded by his brother 

Thomas. Thomas, who was Knight for the county of Worcefter 9 
Edward II. ; and 34 Edward III. was commiffioned by the 
King, together with Richard de Lench and others, to collect 
the tenths and fifteenths throughout the faid county > he 


* Augerus, feated at Tredington, in Worceflerfhtre, was diftrained 40 
K. Henry 111. for not taking upon him the order of Knighthood, as he held 
1 5 librates of land by Knight's fervice. He was the firft in the commiffion to 
inquire what lands were forfeited in the county of Worcefter by the attainder 
ef the King's enemies at the battle of Evefham. 


married Julian, daughter and heir to Robert de Somery, a 
younger brother of the Barons of Dudley, who ferved with 
him in Parliament for Worcefter 9 Edward II. and had iffue 
two fons, Thomas his heir ; and John, who was in the com- 
miffion of array with Walter Cokefey, Henry Brun, Henry 
Hagley, and Thomas Throckmorten, Efqrs. 1 Henry IV. 
on a rumour of a foreign invafion 5 He married Beatrix, 
J daughter of Humphrey Freville or Frecheville, of a noble 
family in county of Warwick, by whom he had an only 
daughter, the wife of Jeffery Freke, Member of Parliament 
for the city of Worcefter, in the reigns of Richard II. and 
Henry IV. 

Thomas, the elder fon, recovered the manor of Frankley Thomas, 
by a writ of right, on failure of iffue to his couiin Thomas 
de Tatlynton ; he was Efquire of the body to Richard II. 
Henry IV. and Henry V. and was rewarded with divers 
grants of money, timber, &c. pro bono et gratuito 
servitio ; he fealed with a Cheveron between three Efcallops^ 
and bore as a creft, a Greyhound's Head collared ; about the clofc 
of Henry V. reign, he was Sheriff of Worcefter under R. 
Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, titular and hereditary High 
Sheriff of Worcefter 5 and he departed this life in 1 Henry 
VI.— He married Maud, daughter and fole heir to Richard 
Quatermain of Ricote in Oxford (by Joan, daughter and 
coheir to Robert Grey of Rotherfield in fame county) and 
by her, who re-married with Thomas Maffey, Efq. he had 
an only daughter named Elizabeth, who was his fole heir. 

Which Elizabeth married to her fhft hufband Thomas Eliza- 
Weftcote, the King's fervant at court ; cc but fhe being fair, beth. 
<c and of a noble fpirit," according to Lord Coke, and hav- 
ing large poffeiffons from the families of Luttelton, Quater- 
main, and other her anceftors, refolvedto continue her own 
name, and obtained Weftcote's * affent before marriage, that 
her iffue inheritable ihould bear the name of Luttelton, 
— On this marriage Mr. Weftcote fettled at Frankley in 
county of Worcefter, where he ferved the office of Efcheater 


* Mr. Weflcote was born at Weftcote, near Barnftaple, and fiourifhed in 
1414 ; he was of a martial difpofition, which endeared him to K. Henry IV. 
and V. In the b:ok cf tenures, Henry de Weftco&e is laid to hold lands in 
Weflcote, 8 Edward I. and John de Weftcote to be owner of lands in Fre- 
mington Hundred, 8 Edward 11 Without doubt they were anceliors of 
Thomas' Weftcote, who married Elizabeth Luttelton, 


in 1450, and died foon after, leaving Iffue by the faid Eliza- j 
beth (who re-married with Thomas Hewfter of Lichfield, j 
Efq. Knight of the Shire for Worcefter 9 Henry VI. ihe 
died at the age of 79 years, and was, as we prefume, in-1 
terred at Halefowen) four fons and. four daughters, viz,i 
Thomas Luttelton who fucceeded at Frankley; Edmondl 
Weftcote who died unmarried ; Guy Weftcote (who mar-l 
ried a daughter of- — - Grenville of county of Gloucefter ;l 
and by her was anceftor to the families of Weftcote in So- 
nierfet and Devon) 5 Nicholas "Weftcote (who married Ag- 
nes, daughter and coheir to Edmond Vernon of Handfacre 1 
in county of Stafford, by Joan, daughter and fole heir to 
William Handfacre of Handfacre, and by her was anceftor 
to the family of Weftcote in Stafford) -, Anne, the eldeft 
daughter, married Thomas Porter of Barfton in county of 
Warwick, Efq. and was there interred in 1506; the, names 
of the other daughters we have not recovered. 
Sir Thomas, eldeft fon of Elizabeth, by Mr, Weftcote, af-- 

Thomas, fumed the name of Luttelton, or as he wrote it, Lyttel* 
ton. After receiving an Univerfity education, he removed 
to the Inner Temple, where he read learnedly on the ftatute 
De Donis Condit'wnalibus. — In 1454 he was called to the de* 
gree of Serjeant at Law, and afterwards was appointed 
Steward of the Marihalfea of the King's Houfehold ; in the 
following year he was appointed King's Serjeant, and rod( 
Juftice of the Aftize in the Northern Circuit; in 1447 he 
was High Sheriff of Worcefter, having before been Efcheater 
thereof ; in 1454 he had a general pardon under the great 
feal, and two years after was in commiffion, with Humphrey, 
Duke of Buckingham, and William Birmingham, Efq. to 
raife forces in the county of Warwick, 

On the coming of K. Edward IV. to the Crown, he fued 
out another general pardon, and he appears to have pofTefs- 
ed the efteem of both Kings, particularly the latter, from, 
whom he received many marks of royal favour ; in 1464, 
4 of that reign, he was appointed one of the Judges of the 
Common Pleas, and received a grant out of the cuftoms of i 
London, Briftol, and Hull, of 1 1 o marcs yearly, ultra con- 
fuetumfadum nt Jiatum fuum decent'ius tenere y C2f expenjas j'uj- 
timvevaleret ; and moreover the fum of 1 06s. rod. h. for a 
robe and furrs, and 66s. and 6d. for a Summer robe, called 
Linura. In the 15 year of this reign the Prince of Wales 
/Edward) was created a Knight of the Bath ; at 
which time feveral perfons of the firft diftinclion, and in the 
higheft favour at court, were advanced to this honour, as, 




the Earl of Lincoln \ Grey, the Queen's Ton 5 Bryan, Chief 
Juftice of the Common Pleas ; and Lyttelton, " that learned 
f< father of the law," in the words ofHabingdon, who wrote 
the hiftory of that reign. 

He wrote his famous Treatife on Tenures when he was a 
Judge, after 14 K. Edward IV. and, as Lord Coke thinks, 
not long before his death, becaufe it wanted his lafh hand ; 
notwithilanding, he makes this great encomium on it, 
(< That it is the ornament of the common law, and the moft 
" perfect and abiblute work that ever was wrote in any 
" human fcience ;" to which we may add Doctor Holland's 
opinion, expreffed in his additions to Camden, u That the 
" ftudents of the common law are no lefs beholden to Lyt- 
" telton's Tenures, than the civilians are to Jufiinian's In- 
I ftitutes." 

About this time fome privileges of great confequence were 
contefled between the city and the church of Worcefler, 
which difputes arifing to a great heighth, the King inters 
pofed, and appointed Sir Thomas Lytteiton and Mr. Salway 
of that county, his CommiiHoners, to terminate thefe dif- 
ferences by award j which affair they performed with fiich. 
judgment and impartiality, as gave full fatisfaction to the 
contending parties, and by that means reftored peace and 
amity to the chief town in their county. 

He married Joan, daughter and coheir to William Bur- 
ley * of Broomfcroft Caftle in county of Salop, Efq. by his 

wife, the daughter and heir of — Grendon of Grendon 

in county of Stafford, and relicl of Sir Philip Chetwynd of 
Ingeftre in fame county ; and decealingf at Frankiey 23 


* He was of the fame houfe with Sir William Burley, Warden of the 
Cinque Ports, Conftable of Dover Caftle, Lord Chamberlain and Knight of 
the Garter in reign of Rich. II. ; whole brother Richard was alfo a Knight 
cf the Garter, as was their father Sir John. 

f We here infert a copy of his Will from the Prerogative office, at Doc- 
tor's Commons : 

" In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas Lytteltcn, Knight, oon of 
King's Juftice of the Common Place, make my Teftament, and notifie my 
Will, in the manner and forme that followeth. Firft, I bequeth my foul 
to Almighty God, Fader, Sonne, and Holiye Ghoft, three perfons and oon 
God, and our Lorde, maker of heven and erth, and of all the worlds ; and 
to our molt bleffed Lady and Virgin, Saynt Mary, moder of our Lord, and 
Jefu Chrift, the only begotten fonne of our faidc Lorde God, the fader of 
Keven, and to Saint Chriftopher, the which our faide Lord did trufte to bere 
on his fhouldres, and to all the faints of heven : and my body to be berried 
in the tombe I lete make for me on the fouth fide of the body of the Cathe- 
drall-Charch of the Monaftere of our faid bleffed Lady of Worcefter, under 
an image, of St. Chriftopher, in caas if I die in Worcefterihire. Alfo I wulfe, 



Auguft, 1481, aged 60 years, was interred under an altar- 
tomb, which he had erected on the fouth fide of the nave 


and fpecially defire, that immediately after my deceffe myn executors find 
three gode preefts for to finge jjj trentals for my foule, fo thateverich preeit, 
by himfelf fing oon trental, and that everich fuch preeft have right fuflicient- 
ly for his labor; alfo that myn executors find another gode preeft to fing for 
my foule, fyve maffes, and rowe ; the offyce of which beginneth, Humiliavit 
femel ipfum Dominus Jefu Chriftus ufque ad mortem. Alfo 1 give one hun- 
dred Ihehngs by yere, to the priour and covent of the faid Monaftere, out 
of certain meffuages and landes in the Cite of Worcefter, and to their fuc- 
ceffors, tofingeat the altar, hallowed for the worfhip of St. George and St. 
Chriftopher, daily, at vii in the morning, for the foules of my fader and mo- 
der, and for the foul of William Burley, my fader-in-lawe, and for the foul 
of Sir Philip Chetwin, and for ail foules that I am moil; bounden topray, 
and fpecially for myn own foule after my deceffe ; and that everich fuch 
Monk fing everich Friday, a mafs of requiem; and jjd. for his troubel, to be 
paid him by the handes of the fexton ; and J wull, that whenever the covent 
fmg the annual placebo, & dirige & requiem for my foul, and that of my 
anceftors, that they have vis. viiid. for thyr difport and recreation. I wull, 
that the faid covent have 100I. for performyn this dyvin fcrvyce." 

" Alfo I wulle, that the feoffees to myn ufe, of and in the halfyndele of the 
manor of Eaxterley, and Bentley, in Warwickfhire, and in Mofele, in the 
lordfhip of Kingsnorton, and in Stone ; befyd Keddermyfter, in Worcefter- 
ihire, make a fure eftate unto Richard Lyttelton, my fonne, and to the heirs 
©f his bodie, with all chartours, muniments and evidences concernyng the 

" Alfo I wulle, that he have the reverfion of the manor of Molfton, befyde 
Clybery, in the county of Shewfbury. Alfo I wull, that my faide fonne, 
Richard, have all my ftate, title and intereft, that 1 have in a meffuage, in 
the parifh of St. Sepulchres of London, on the north fyde of the faide 
church, which I hold of the abbot of Leieefter, for term of yeres. Alfo I 
wull, that the feoffees, to myn ufe, of and in the manor of Spechley, in 
Worcefterfhire, make a fure eftate to my fonne, Thomas Lyttelton, and the 
heirs of his body, with all chartours, &c. concernyng the fame, and all other 
lands, rents, reverfions and fervices, that I have in Spechley, Cuddeley, Bra- 
dicot; and White-lady Afton, with the lands and tenements in Weddefbury, 
in Com' Stafford." 

" I wulle, that my wyf have abafon of filver, in the myddes whereof been 
myn arms, and an ewer of filver, two great falt-falers, and a kever, wey- 
ing 93 ounces and -% ; a ftandyng plaine gilt peece, with a plaine gilt kover, 
weying 24 ounces and %; fix holies of iilver, in the myddes of which been 
enamelled, for her uiing, fixmonthesof the yere. — A Handing peece, with 
kever, weying 19 ounces and g. — Two peeces of filver, one covering ano- 
ther, yt which i occupie at London ; a powder-boxe of filver ; a paxeborde ; 
two cruetts, and a fakering-bell, all of filver. Alfo I wull, that William 
Lyttelton, my fonne and heire, mall have a depe wafhing-bafon of filver, 
weying 41 ounces, and two faltfalers of filver, with a kever to oon of them, 
weying 31 ounces and 5, with another peece, all over gilt, in the myddes of 
which be jij eagles, a kover, weying 33 ounces; alfo alowe peece of filver, 
with a kover, emboffed in the likenefs of rofes, weying 29 ounces and § : alfo 
he fhall have a dofein of my beft fpones. Alfo I wull, that my fonne, Rich- 
ard, have two littel gilt faltfalers, with gilt cover to oon, now at London; 
alfo oon littel ftandyng peece, with a gilt kover, which hath at the foote a 
crown, and another on the kover, weying iz ounces : alfo a ftandyng gilt 
nutt, and the beft dofein of the fecond fort of my fpones. Alfo I will, that 
Thomas Lyttelton, my fonne, have two faltfalers of filver, weying 2,7 
ounces; a ftandyng peece, weying 2,1 ounces, gilt and my arms in the myd- 


of the Cathedral of Worcefter ; upon the flat part whereof 
was his portraiture in brafs, and thefe words ifiuing from 


desof the fame; alfo a boll of filver, emboffed with round boffes, outward, 
weying 1 1 ounces and 3 quarters ; alfo he fhall have a dofein fpones, of the 
third forte." 

" Alfo I bequethmy gode littel mafs-book, and gode veftment, with the ap- 
paryl to an auter, of the fame forte of veftments which were my moder's, 
and alfo a gilt chales, i give them to the bleffed Trinite, to the ufe and oc- 
cupation of my chapel of Frankley, in honour of our faid moft bleffed Tri- 
nite, inasmuch as the faid chapel 'of the bleffed Trinite, and an aulter thereof, 
is halowed in the worfhip of the faid bleffed Trinite, for to have maffe 
fongen there on Trinite-Sunday, and other high feilivals, and other days, to> 
:he pleafure and honour of ourfaide moft bleffed Trinite. I Wull, that a big- 
ger cofer, and lccke and key be provyded for thefafe keeping of thefe veil- 
ments and chales, within the chapel of Frankley, and the Lord of Frankley 
for the timebeing, have the keping of the faid key by himfelf, or fom true 
and faithful perfon, fo that he fe that the faide maffe-book, veflment, chales 
and apparyl be furely kept, as he wull anfwer to the bleffed Trinite Aifo 
[ wull, that my great Antiphoner be evermore had, and furely kept, in 
worfhip of God, and St. Leonard, to the ufe and occupation of, and for the 
chapel-church of St. Leonard, of Frankley." 

" Alfo I wulle, that all my utenfds of myn houfhold, except filver plate, as 
beds, matraces, blanquetts, brumes, tables, all pots and chaldrons, and all 
fuch things that longith to my kechyn, after the thyrd part geven to my wyfe, 
be equally devided between my three fonns." 

" Whereas, I have made certaigne feoffees of my manour of Tixhale, in 
Staffordfhir, for terme of the lif of my wif, the which manour fhe had a 
jointour for terme of her lif, with me, neverthelater, my wille is, that my 
faid wif, do not hereafter trouble, vexe, ne difturbe my will and ordenance, 
diat I have and will mak, of and in or for certaigne lands and tenements, 
within the cite of Worcefter ; now my will and ordenance is, that me fhal 
have the faide manour of Tixhale. with the reveniz thereof, during her lif, 
pr els that the profitts thereof fhall be taken and difpofed in alms-deeds, for 
iavy foul, by myn executor, or by fuch other as I wull thereto afuVne. durin^ 
:ier hi . 

I " 1 wull, that my three fonns, and Sir Xtopher Goldfmyth, parfon of 
jBromfgrove, Sir Robert Cank, parfon of Enfield, and Robert Oxclyve, be 
laiyn executors ; that the three firft have zol. in money apeece, toward their 
i.ncrece and profitt, the latter V marks each, of money, trufting in them 
h:hat they wull do their diligent labor to fe that my will be performed ; the 
jivhich, as they know wele the performyng thereof in godely haft and tym, 
Hat fhall be to the hafty remedie of my fouie ; and the long tarying thereof, 
U.6 to the retardation of the meritts of my foule. Wherefor I wull, that every ch 
hi my faide fonns, to whom my grete fpecyal truft is, as kind nature wuH 9 
for to performe and execute my will ^.forefaid." 

" I wulle, that my wif have my beft plough, and all apparyl thereto, and 
j:en of my beft plough-oxen, and my beft waine, and that William Lvtteltort 
[have my fecond beft waine, two ploughs, and ten oxen. Alfo I wulle, and 
Specially defire, that all the money, debts, goods and catells, that be mvn at 
, :ym of my deth, over the coft and expenfys of myn exequies and funeral', and 
> pver that,tha: is bequethed by me in my lif, be fold and difpofed for my foule, 
1 In alms and charitable deeds, that maybe moft profitable afid merit to my 
joule. Alfo I wulle, that all my beefts and quick cattei, not afore bemreth- 
pd, after myn exequies and funeral, be fold by myn executors, and to be dif- 
pofed as they think moft expedient for my foule." 

" I wull, and bequeth to the abbot and covent of Hales-Oweyn, a boke of 
||wn } called Catholicon, to theyr own ufe for ever; and another boke of 



his mouth, Fili Dei miserere mei ; at each end twoi 
Shields of brafs, one containing the arms of Weftcote, the; 


SttVn, wherein is contaigned, the confHtutions provincial, and, De geftis Ro- 
manorum, and other treatis therein, which I wull be laid and bounded with 
an yron chayn, in fom convenient parte within the faide church, at my colls, 
fo that all preefts and others, may fe and rede it wfrenne k pleafith them,— 
Alfo I wull, and bequeth to Sir Richard Howfon^ my preeft, 40s. in money, 
and the fame to my fervant Hawkins. Alfo I bequeth to dame Jane, myj 
wif, 40I. in money, inrecompcnfe of a filver bafon, the which was fom etym, 
her hufband's, Sir Philip Chetwin's; to the faid dame Jane, nay beft habyt, 1 
that is to faye, my gown, cloke and hode. Alfo to my dougliter, Elyn, myj 
fecond beft habyt, in lyke forme. Alfo to Alice, my fecond doughter, myj 
third beft habyt, in lyke forme. Alfo I bequeth my glofet faulter to the: 
priorie of Worcefter. Alfo I bequeth a boke, called Fafciculus morum, to 
the church at Enfield. Alfo I bequeth a boke, called Medulla Grammatica, 
to the church of Kingfnorton. Alfo I wulle, that my grete Englifh boke, be 
fold by myn executors, and the money thereof to be difpofed for my foul.' 9 

" 1 bequeth to Thomas Lyttleton, my fonne, a little flatte peece of bilver, 
with a kover, all over gilte. Alfo to Edward Littelton, my Godfonne. 
a little {landing goblet of Silver, with a kover to the fame, all over gilte. 
And 1 wull, and fpecially defire my moft betrufted lord, my Lord Bi 
fhop of Worcefter, to be overfeer of this my will, to be performed, aj 
my moft fpecial truft is in his gode Lordfhip : In witnefs whereof, to this 
mywill, 1 have fett my feale, theefe being witneffes, Sir Richard Howfon 
prieft, Roger Hawkyns, Thomas Parkefs, and others." 

" Written at Frankley, zz Auguft, the yere of our Lord Jefu Chrift. 


By inquifition taken after his death, in Worcefterfhire, he was found tc 
die feized of the manors of Frankley, Speckley, Mofeley, and Coulefdon 
and of divers meffuages and lands in Cuddeley, Bradicote, White Lady 
Afton, Upton Snodfbury, Crowle, Pinton, and Stone, all in faid county 
By a like inquifition, taken at Whitechurch in Shropfhire, the jury fine 
that Sir Reginald Grey, of Wilton, and Fulkfpringhofe, were feized o 
the manors of Crcffage, in that county, and thereof enfeoffed Sir Tho^ 
mas Lyttelton, Knight of the Bath; Humphry Salway, and Guy Weftcote 
Efqrs. quod manerium valet ultra reprifas 40I. By another Inquifitioi 
taken at Stafford, the jury find that the manor of Arley was held by S" 
Thomas Lyttelton, Humphry Salway, and Guy Weftcote , and that Lyt 
tleton being deceafed, the two others were feifed thereof by right of fur 
vivorfhip, and valet ultra reprifas aol. They find the fame with regan 
to the manor of Tixhale, quod valet ultra reprifas 40 marcas. They fin 
them alfo feized jointly of 12 houfes, in the city of Litchfield, held o 
the bifhoprick. N. B. Salway and Weftcote, were feoffees in truft, fo 
Sir Thomas Lyttelton, and his heirs; a method not long before invente 
by the lawyers, for the preventing the forfeiture of eftates in thofe time 
of civil diftra6tions, when attainders were very frequent Befides thef 
manors and lands, which Sir Thomas Lyttelton appears to have had in fee 
he held for his life the manor of Sheriff Hales, in county of Stafford, by th 
grant of Sir Wil iam Truffel, Knt. pro bono et notabili confilio, as expreff 
cd in the grant, dated the 30 of Henry VI. He had a grant alfo of th 
advowfon of the vicarage of Bromfgrove, in county of Worcefter, from th 
dean and chapter of Worcefter. He likewife held for the - life of Dam 
Joan, his wife, half the manor of Grendon, with the advowfon of th 
church ; the whole manor of Ingeftre, with the advowfon of the chapel 
and divers lands in Rule, Rudge, and Breredon, all in the county of Staf 
ford; alfo certain land in Dordottand Warton, in county of Warwick, an 



Other of Lyttelton ; and on the front four fhields, firfi ar- 
gent, a Lion rampant fable, armed gules, debruifed with a 
fefs, counter compone, or and azure (impaling) argent, two 
Cheverons, gules, Burley and Grendon : fecond i Burley as 
before, (impaling) Barry of fix, or and azure, on a bend 
finifter, gules, three Martlets, argent, Grey of Rythin : 
third, argent, two Talbots paffant, gules (impaling) Barry of 
fix, argent and azure, a bend fini-fter, gules, on the highefr. 
bar, an Annulet of the third, Brefton and Grey of Wilton : 
fourth, gules, a fefs azure, between four hands, or, Qua- 
termain, impaling Brefton, as before. On the flat ftone, 
above the Judge's portraiture, were three brafs fhields, viz. 
Lyttelton impaling Quatermain ; Weftcote impaling Lyt- 
telton j and Lyttelton impaling Burley. — -All thefe arms, as 
Well as the figures, were torn off the tomb in the laff civil 
war in England, and nothing left but the following infcrip- 
tion on brafs, round the verge of the monument : 

Vol, VIL K Hie 

lands in Grotwich (forfan Droitwich) and Milton, in county Wigorn, all 
by grant from Robert Chetwind, of Afpath in Warwickfhire. 

The focicty of the Inner Temple (whereof this great lawyer was a mem- 
ber) had his arms and quarterings painted, in the windows of their refec- 
tory, which remained till the civil war, as they have at this time a fine 
picture of him, at full length, painted by Cornelius Janfen, from a por- 
trait (as We conjecture) in Frankley or Halefowen church v-indows. The 
~iield in the Temple-hall, confifted of the following coats, viz. 

Argent, a cheveron, between three efcallops, fable. Lyttelton. 

Argent, a bend cotized, fable, within a bordure, Gules, Bezantee. Weftcote* 

Or, two lions paffant in pale, Azure. Somery. 

Gules, a fefs, azure, between four hands, or. Quatermain, 

Argent, two talbots paffant iri pale, gules. Breflon. 

Barry of fix, argent and azure, a bend, gnles. Grey. 

Gules, a bend, argent, debruifed with a fefs, or. Fite-Ofosrn. 

Argent, a cheveron, between three efcallops, fable. Lyttelton* 

Over all an efcutcheon of four coats, viz. 

Argent, a lion rampant, fable, armed, gules, debruifed with a fefs 

:ounter compone, or, and azure- Burley. 

Burley and Grey as before, with argent, two cheveronels, 
ules. Grendon. 

This fociety, paid fuch refpe6t to his memory, that in the year 16*39, 
vhen Mr. Thomas Lyttelton, a collateral defcendant of the judge, applied 
or admiffion to a chamber within the faid houfe, it was then by the whole 
ompany of the bench, with one voice, granted that the faid Mr. Lyttel- 
on's admiffion fhould be freely, without any fine ; and that it might be fo 
ccepted and exprelfed as a teftimony of that great refpecl:, the whole 
sciety doth owe and acknowledge to the name and family of Lyttelton. 


Hie jacet corpus Thome Littelton de Frankley, militis ۤe 


& unus Jufticiariorum de Communi Banco, 

Quy obiit 23 Augufti, Ann. Dom. M,CCCC,LXXXI.* 

The hTue of Sir Thomas by Joan his faid wife, were Elles 
and Alice, who died unmarried, and three fons, viz. 

(i ) Sir William, who fucceeded at Frankley. 

(2) Richard, to whom the Tenures are addreffed, who follow- 

ed his father's profeffion, married Alice, daughter and fole 
heir to William Wennefbury of Pillaton-Hall in county of 
Stafford, Efq. and was lineal anceftor to Sir Edward Lyttel- 
ton, Baronet, denominated from thence. And 

{3) Thomas of Spechley, near Worcefter, who married Anne, 

daughter and fole heir to John Botreaux of Botreaux-Caftle 
in Cornwall, Efq. from whom defcended the Lord Keeper 
Lyttelton, Baron of Mounflowe in the reign of K. Charles L 
Sir Thomas Lyttelton, Speaker of the Houfe of Commons 
in the reign of K. William III. and other families of that 

Joan Lyttelton, the relict of Sir Thomas aforefaid, fur- 
vived him many years, and died 22 March, 1505, in her 
eightieth year, leaving a great eftate, the pofTeffions of her 
father, and her mother, who as we obferved before, was an 
heirefs, to her eldeft fon ; and by inquifition taken after her 
death, it appears that me held the manors of Broomfcroft, 
Baldcote, Merkton, Mounflowe, Henlcgh, Tugford, Broc- 
ton, Aldon, Thongland, Alfcote, and Alcamftone ; befides 
lands and tenements in Wormcote, Abbedon, Winftantowe, 
Bromfield, Cokerich, Walton, Rowthal, Halton, Dedyl- 
bury, Afton, Bodenhope, and the advowfon of Merfton- 
Chapel, all in the county of Salop j the inquifition alfo 
found that Sir William Lyttelton was her heir, and aged 
above 60 years. 
gj r Which Sir William refided at Frankley, and being of 

William, rank and authority in his country, raifed a confiderable 


* After the reftoration of K, Charles II. this tomb was repaired by Mr. 
Lyttelton, the King's Solicitor; had iron rails gilt placed before it (which 
were removed when the body of the cathedral was new paved) and the feveral 
compartments on the front decorated afrefh with arms, but erroneously ; for 
the Lyttelton fhield was fupported by the merman, which was never borne 
by Judge Lyttelton, his eldeft fon Sir William being the firft that ufed it. 
In 1765, the modern ftiielda were obliterated, and the oldonesreilored* 


force, came very opportunely to the aid of K. Henry 
VII. againft Lambert Simnell, and was engaged in the bat- 
tle of Stoke, near Newank, where, after the victory gained 
on 1 1 June, he received ihe honour of Knighthood.— 2 1 
Edward IV. he granted an annuity to his brother Richard 
of Piliaton-Hall ; and we find him a benefactor to the prio- 
ry of Great Malvern, in county of Worceirer, where there 
remains a portrait of him, painted in a window in the body 
of the church, with a tabard, or furcoat of his arms, and 
his name infcribcd under it ; and in 1624, a ^^ e portrait 
of him, and of Ellyn his firfb wife, remained in the church of 
Over-Arley, in Staffordihire, with thefe words under the 
portrait, Orate pro bono Jlatu Willielmi Lyttelton y Arm. & 
JSlyn uxoris ejus, qui banc fenejiram fieri fecerunt. 

He married fir ft Ellyn, daughter and heir to William 
Walfh of Wanilip, in county of Leicefter (by his wife, a 
daughter and coheir of Sir Richard Byron of Clayton, in 
Lancafter) and relict of Thomas Fielding, Efq. j by this 
Lady he had a daughter Joan, who became the wife of Sir 
John Afton of Heywood, in county of Stafford, into which 
family fhe carried the manor of Tixhale, the gift of her fa- 
ther, and the manor of Wanflip, the eftate of her mother. 
— Sir William married, fecondly, Mary, daughter of Wil- 
liam Whittington of Paunley, in county of Glouceffer, by 
Elizabeth, daughter of Renefred Arundel of Langhern, in 
Cornwall, and fitter to John Arundel, Bifhop of Exeter, 
who gave the faid Mary, on her marriage with Lyttelton, 
the fum of 400 marcs for a portion, and departing this life * 

K 2 at 

* Leaves his body to be Interred before the Image of the Virgin Mary, 
nigh the grave where his firft wife lay interred in the monaftery of H ales- 
Owen ; fettles on Alary, his wife, the manors of Frankley. and Coulefdon, 
in county of Worcefter ; Ridgakur, in Salop, and Over-Arley, in county of 
Stafford; leaves her the greateft part of his perfonal eftate; and farther en- 
titles her to dower in his whole eftate, over and above the ample fettlement 
here mentioned ; orders a Prieft to be provided to pray for his foul during 
feven years after his deceafe, the fouls of his father and mother, and grand- 
father Burley ; to fay pi 'a ceho & dirige the day of his anniverfary, with other 
annual obiit fervices, for all which he is to have eight marcs yearly ; the faid 
fervice t© be performed in St- Leonard's chapel at Frankley, to which he be- 
queaths his velvet gown for a cope and veftment. He fettles all his other 
lands, intruft, for his fon, and appoints him 10I. per ann. towards his exhi- 
bition and finding till he comes of age;- — gives 500 marcs in portion to his 
daughter Elizabeth, if fhe marries with her mother's confent. Orders hi3 
yearly obiit to be conftantly celebrated in the monaftery of Hales-Owen, and 
his executors to pay for it 13s. 4d. — Wills, that John Smith have the keeping 
©1 his park at Frankley, during life, and all his fcrvants a year's wages at 
their departure ; gives 6s. 8d. to the Cathedral Church at Worcefter ; and 
laftly directs his executors to procure a marble ftone, wirh two image*, 4Ui4 
fculptures according, to be laid over him and Elyn his fail wife.. 


at Frankley, in December, 1507, aged 6$, left iilue by M$ 
faid laft wife, a ion and fucceiibr 
John. John, who endowed his famiffl with abundance of noble- 

blood, by having in marriage Elizabeth, daughter and co- 
heir to Sir Gilbert Talbot of Grafton, in county of Wor- 
cefter, by Anne his wife, daughter and coheir to Sir Wil- 
liam Pafton, by Anne his wife, third filler and coheir to 
Edmond Beaufort, Duke of Somerfet, grandfon of John of 
Gaunt, Duke of Lancafter ; in right of whom the faid 
John, and his pofterity, have lawfully quartered the arms 
of France and England, within a Bordure Gobone, and 
likewife all the arms and quarterings of Talbot andPafton*. 
—By deed 23 May, 23 Henry VIII. he fettled on his faid 
wife Elizabeth, the manors of Frankley and Coulefdon, with 
certain boilliries of fait in Droitwich, all in the county of 
Worcefter ; the great manor of Crenage, and certain lands 
m Hales-Owen and Rugeacre, in county of Salop, but adds., 
i4 If my heir be married, and has a mind to keep houfe 
i( for the exercife of hufbandry, or other hofpitaiity, then 
sc I will, that he mail have one of the manors of Frankley 
** or CrefTage,. paying my wife the value in rent." — He 
died* at Frankley, 17 May, 1532, aged 32, having had 
iiiiie by his faid wife, feven fons and two daughters, viz. 
John, his heir \ Edward (nick-named Long Edward, who 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Walter Wrottefly of Wrot- 
tefly, in county of Stafford, and widow of Sir John Talbot 
of Albright on, in fame county) \ Gilbert ; Anthony, feat- 
ed at Ai)bot Salford, in county of Warwick ; Roger (feated 
at Grovely, in county of Worcefter, who, by Elizabeth 


* He leaves to hisfon John his ryng of gold, with the feal of his arms 
thereon ; alio a efoales, and all the chapel ftuffe bequeathed by his grandfa- 
ther: unto the Trinite of Frankley, i6kine, ahull, 10 oxen, &c„ provided 
his wife have the rule, ufe, and governyng of the faid fcuffe till he come to 
the age of 24. He farther leaves to his wife all fuch chayns of gold, jewels, 
rings, and all other apparyl belonging to her body ; gives all his fervants 40s. 
fever and above their wages ; appoints that his executor pay 61. per ann. to a 
prefte, to fing dayly for hisfoul 5 years after his death ; and 5I. per ann. to 
Edward Street, hys chaplyn, to pray for his foul ; gives his daughters 300 
marcs each for their portion, and 80 o. marcs to be divided among his younger 
Ions, together with the rents and profits of his manor of Sheriff 's-Naunton, 
alias Newenton-Beauchamp ; and alfo of his lands in Couiefdon, Fipulton,. 
and Uptcn-Snodfbury . Yeven the £4 May 24 Hen. Will. 

By inquifition taken after his death, he was found to die feized of the fame 
lands and manors as fpecifiedin the inquifitions after the death of his grand- 
father, Sir Thomas Lytteiton, before recited ; together with certain meffua- 
gesand gardens within the city of Worcefter, and divers lands and tenements 
in SouthXyttelton and Pirton ; and alfo the wardenfhip of Elmley-Caftk? 
(all in the county of Worcefter) in right of hi§ manor of Nauntga. 


his wife, daughter of John Stanley of Weft-Bromwick, in 
Stafford, was progenitor to the families of Studley, in War- 
wick, and Naunton-Beauchamp, in Worcefter) ; George 
(Counfellor at Law, who died in 1600, and lies buried un- 
der a fplenchd monument in Broomfgrove church, in county 
of Worcefter) ; Thomas ; daughter Margaret, died unmar- 
ried ; and Anne, became the wife of Edmond Newport of 
Hanley- Williams, in county of Worcefter, youngeft Ion of 
Thomas Newport of High-Ercal, in Salop, anceftor to the 
Earls of Bradford. 

John, the eld eft fen, who fucceeded at Frankley, being Sir John, 
a minor at his father's death, the King granted his wardihip 
to Sir John Packington of Hampton-Lovett, in county of 
Worcefter, Ivnt* In 1503, O^Mary granted to him for 
life, the .office of Governor or Conftable of Dudley-Cattle, 
In county of Stafford, together with that of Ranger of the 
old and new parks there ; alio Cuftos of the Lodges, with 
a right of paunage, herbage, and warenage, in the whole 
manor of Dudley, and a falary of Sol. a year; he was alio 
appointed High Steward of the manors of Birmingham and 
Berkefwell, in county of Warwick, with a fee of iol. a 
year. — In fame year he was representative in parliament for 
Worcefterlhire, of which county he was thrice Sheriff, viz. — - 
once in that reign, and twice in -the reign of Q. Elizabeth ; 
and although he profeffed the Romifh religion, we find 
him. one of the Council of the Marches of Wales, Deputy 
Lieutenant and Cuftos Rotulorum of Worcefter, and in the 
•Commiffion of the Peace for that county and Stafford. In 
1556 he received the honour of Knighthood from O. Eliza- 
beth, at Keneiworlh Caftle, when ttie honoured her fa- 
vourite Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicefter, with a -vint -there. 
In 1570, a treafonabie letter was fent to Sir John Lytt el- 
ton, and Sir Thomas Ruffe], the Queen's Lieutenants in the 
county of Worcefter, from the Popifh rebels, who had fled 
to Edinburgh, containing a fort of declaration' of their in- 
tention to fubvert the government and Protectant religion ; 
but how well inclined foever Sir John might be to the refto- 
ration of Popery, he gave a convincing proof of his loyalty, 
by immediately fending the letter to Secretary Cecil. — He 
died * at Frankley 15 February, 1589-90, and was buried 
agreeable to his laft will in the church of Hales-Gwen. 


* By different inqiiifitions taken after bis deceafe, at Worcefter, Stafford, 
and Saiop, he was found to diefeized of the manor and advowfon, v/iththe 



He married Bridget, daughter and coheir to Sir John Pack* 
ington aforefaid ; by this marriage having greatly encreafed 
his fortune, he was thereby enabled to rebuild his feat of 
Frankley, alfo to purchafe the eftate of Hales-Owen, and 
thofe of Hagley and Preftwood : and his iffue were Gilbert ; 
William (who efpoufed Margaret fole daughter and heir to 
William Smyth of Shirford, in county of Warwick, Efq, 
but died before the age of confummation by a fail from his 
horfe in hunting) ; George, fettled at Holbeach, in county 
of Stafford, who married Margaret, his brother William's 
widow; John, Robert, and Francis, who died unmarried ; 
daughter Elizabeth, married to Francis Willoughhy of Wol- 
laton, in county of Nottingham; Margaret, to Samuel 
Marrow of Berkefwell, in county of Warwick, Efq. ; Ara^ 
philis, to William Barneby of Bociston, in cpunty of Wor- 
eefter, Efq. ; and Frances, died unmarried. 
Gilbert. Gilbert, the eldeft fon, and fuccefTor of his father, ferv ? 
ed in parliament for the county of Worcefter, 13 and 14 
Q. Elizabeth, and was High Sheriff there 26 of that reign 5 
he refided chiefly at Preftwopd, in county of Stafford, 
where his father built a large houfe, which after became 
the manfion of William Foley, Efq. — He married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Humphry Coningfby of Nyend Solers, in coun«| 
ty of Salop, and of Hampton-Court, in county of Hereford, 
Efq. 5 and deceafing * 1 June, 1599, at his houfe in the; 


reel ory impropriate of Oyer-Arley ; the manors of Clentand of Preftwood, 
with lands in Sudgeley, King's-bwinford, and Kinfare, by the fervice of? 
keeping the hay of Afhwood, all in the county of Stafford; of the manor 
and advowfon of Hagley ; the manor and advowfon of OldSwinford and 5 
hamlets thereunto belonging; the manors of Cradeley and Warley-Wigorn, 
in the parifh of Hales ; the feveral manors, of Woodcote, Dyers, Timber- 
hano-re, and Pinton-fields, all in the parifh of Bromfgrove ; the manor of 
Groveleyin Crofton-Hacket ; lands in Northiield, Salwarp, and Elmbridge ; 
boilliries of fait in Droitwich, together with the great tithes of Wolverley 
(held by leafe of the church of Worccirer) all in the county of Worcefter— 
Alfo the fite of the monaftery of Hales-Owen, and of the feveral manors of 
Hales-Borough, Romfley, Ludley, and Oldbury ; with j 3 townfhips in the 
faid parifh of Hales-Owen, the rectory impropriate of Hales and St. 
Kenelm's chapel; alfo of the manor and advowfon, with the rectory impro- 
priate of Hagley, ail in Salop; of divers lands and tenements in Llanyhan- 
«rel, Kevenlys, Llandowy, Stradenny, and Maentel, all in the county of 

* By feveral inquifitions taken after his death, he was found to die feifed 
©f all the manors and lands recited in the foregoing inquifitions; alfo of the 
manors of Shirford, Fletchamfted', Newbold, Eyfinghill, Kirkley, Kingf- 
cote, and Strettoo-Bafkerville ; with the advowfon alfo of Stretton, and di- 
vers lands and tenements in Cheping-Dercet, Temple-Grafton, Wefton un- 
der Wethele, Auflsy, Billingiky, Cowndon, Brinklow, Hyde, and Attelbar 

rough ? 


White-Friars, London, aged 59, was interred in the church 
of Hales-Owen, leaving ifTue by his faid wife, who died 
about 1608, three Ions, John, his heir; Humphry and 
-Gilbert, who died unmarried ; and one daughter Anne, 
who became the wife of Sir Thomas Cornwall, Baron of 
Burford, died 30 January, 1656, aged 87, and was inter- 
red in Eaftham church, in county of Worcefter. 

John, heir to his father, fat in parliament for the county John, 
of Worcefter 27 and 28 Q^ Elizabeth, his father and grand- 
father then living, as he did again 39 of that reign. — Being 
much refpe&ed for his wit and valour (according to Sir 
Francis Bacon, in his declaration of the treafon and prac- 
tices of the Earl of Effex) and a Roman Catholic, he was 
^courted by Lord EiFex and his friends, and in fome meafure 
drawn in by Sir Charles Davers to that confpiracy, which 
colt. ElTex his head, and Lyttelton his eftatej for he was 
tried and condemned ©f High Treafon at the King's Bench 
Bar on 20 February, 1 600-1. The evidence on which the 
jury convicted him was very flender to amount to High 
Treafon ; the utmoft that was proved againft him being, no 
more than that he came t© Drury-Houfe at the clofe of a 
ireafonable confultation* He was charged, indeed, to have 
deiigned fome mifchief and fediticn by the great number of 
horfes and quantity of arms he had in his inn, to which he 
anfwered, & That his eftate was able to maintain good ftore 
" of horfes, and that he always delighted in arms and horfes." 
Being condemned, he faid no more, but lifting up his 
eyes to Heaven, " We praife thee, O God, we acknow- 
ledge thee to be the Lord." — * Shortly after his conviction 


rough, all in the county of Warwick ; alfo of the manor of Hinkley, and 
lands and tenements in Wigfton and Loughborough, in the county of Leicef- 
£ er ; and certain lands, &c. in Qnely and Barby, in the county of North- 

* Sir Walter Raleigh, at that time in great favour and power at court, 
was remarkably warm in profecuting Lord EfTex and his adherents. A large 
fum of money, privately paid to him by Mr. Lyttekon, and others, fo far 
indeed operated upon him, that he faved their lives, but not their eftates.— • 
The following excellent letter, wrote from the dungeon in Newgate, to Sir 
Walter, {hews the greatnefsof Lytteltcn's fpirit, and deferved far better at 

the hands of Raleigh. " Sir, it is no r t wprthye the vertue and honour you 

** profeffe to perfecute perfons fallen into misfortunes. If heretofore you 
** have borne me caufeleffe difpleafure, now of all others is the time leait fea- 
'* fonable to fhewe it. Remember, Sir, what it is to be truely noble, and 
" how itagreeth not with genereus hartes to delight to trample upon dejedt- 
" ed fortunes. It is nowe in your power to do me good or ill offices; if you 
** do me good, you mail give me caufe to be thankfull. There is alredy be- 
** tween your fon and me one tye in blood and nature : I could be contents 


lie was removed from Newgate to the King's Bench prifon* 
Southwark, where lie lived but a few months, being lick, 
fays Camden, of an irrecoverable difeafe at the time of his 
trial; and dying on 25 July, 1601, aged 39, was interred 
in the church of St. George in that borough. 

He married Muriel, daughter of Sir Thomas Bromley, 
Knt. Lord High Chancellor of England in the reign of Q^ 
Elizabeth (by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Adrian Fortefcue, 
Knt.) She furvived him 28 years, in which time lhe paid 
ooool. and upwards, debts which her hufband and his fa- 
ther had contracted ; educated her children in the princi- 
pies of the Eroteftant Religion, and deceafing - at Hagley 1 o 
April, 1630, was interred there in the church-yard among ft 
her poor neighbours, as ihe exprefly directed by her laft will ; 
having had iiliie by her faid hufoand three fons and five 
daughters, viz. Thomas ; John, a Captain of horfe, and 
Adjutant to the Earl of Southampton in the Netherlands, 
where he loft his life in 1629 ; Edward, who died unmar- 
ried •, Elizabeth, and Joan died young ; Bridget, married to 
Sir John Tracy of Fairford and Tottingdon, in county of 
GlouceUer, and (he lies buried in Fairford Church •, Anne 
(to Edward Lyttelton, Efq. afterwards Lord Keeper and 
Baron of Mountlow, in county of Salop, flie died 6 Fe- 
bruary, 1623, an( ^ wa? buried in the church of the Inner 
Temple) ; and Jane to Sherington Talbot of Salwarp, in 
county of Worcefter, Efq. 
g* r Thomas, the eldeft fon, was Knight of the Shire for 

Thomas, Worcefter in the two laft parliaments of K, James I. and 



cc you did now double the knot with offices of love and friendiliip. To begge 
ts your favour in the ftate I ftand, were too much bafeneffe ; to refufe it, 
*' were arrogancy and indifcretion : but to require you to do me no harm, is 
* c but jullice, and that one gentleman of right oweth to another. What con- 
" itruction you will make of this, or what is nowe meete to be don, I muft 
*' refer to your own judgement, and fo I ende„— J. LYTTELTON."- — - 
j\!r. Habingdon (the Worcefterfhire antiquary) in a letter to Sir Thomas^ 
Mr. Lyttelton's fon, dated in 1630, has t'hefe words; "Sir, if you would 
** lay but a ftone over your father, and write thereon but John Lyttelton, 
" Efq. the fame will fufficientiy blaze his exceeding worth.' 5 The faid Ha- 
bingdon (the Worcefterfhire antiquary) in hisfurvey of that county gives the 
following character Of him : " John Lyttelton, a man of that undaunted fpi- 
*' rit as he trampled over all afBiclions ; fcorning as dufi his large revenues ; 
" and of that refignation andfubmiiiion to Almighty God, as he efteemed 
" himfelf not a man, but a worm ; of all which I being an eye witnefs, doe 
Sl hope that this heir of the worthy Judge hath fo acquitted himfelf at the 
" tribunal of our eternal Judge, that his faults and imperfections being wafh"- 
" ed away by the blood of Chrifi. he poffeffeth never-ending felicirye : and 
" I wifh theie my poore lines were a tomb of brafs to celebrate his mc- 
" mor'iaL' 


three others of K. Charles I. In t 61 3 , he was High Sheriff 
of Stafford, and in 161 8, was knighted at Whitehall, having a 
: ew months before been created a Baronet, viz. 1 8 July, 161 8. 
—Upon the breaking out of the civil war he adhered to the 
King's party, and the county of Worcefter being entirely in his 
Majefty's fervice, had the chief military command there, the 
King by letter, dated 25 June, 1642, ordering him to re- 
pair immediately to his houie in Worcefterfhire, where he 
was appointed Colonel of all the militia, and Commiflioner 
of array, jointly with the Lords Dudley and Coventry, Sir 
John Packington and others. In 1643 he was a member 
of the Oxford parliament, and in 1 644, was taken in arms 
at Bewdley, by the Parliament forces, and confined in the 
Tower of London. During his imprifonment his eftate 
was put under fequeftration, an order having pafTed the 
Houie 10 March, 1644-5, tnat Sir Thomas Lyttelton 
jhould pay 4000I. for his delinquency,-— About this period 
his fine feat of Frankley was burnt to the ground by Prince 
Rupert, having been garrifoned by that Prince for the King, 
who, being obliged to diflodge, took this effectual method 
to prevent the enemy making a like ufe of it. — After fome 
vears clofe confinement, Sir Thomas obtained his liberty. 
which however he enjoyed but a very fhort time, deceas- 
ing 22 February, 1649-50, at Newcaftle-Houfe in Clerk-? 
enwell, and was interred in the Cathedral Church of Wor- 

Fie had ifiue by Catharine # his wife, daughter and fole 
Jielr to Sir Thomas Crompton of Driffield, in county of 


* Sir Thomas got a good eftatc with this Lady, but the whole was fold by 
him and hisfon Sir Henry, while they were under imprifonment and fequef-> 
tration for the Royal. caufe. She brought him the manors of Skiflby an4 
Ruilon, with lands and tenements in Beverley, Ayke, Rippon, Holdenby, 
Darfield, Thorp, and Slatborn, together with the advowlbn of Slatborn, 
alfo the rectorial tithes of Willefdale alias Guilfd ale ; a moiety of a mill in 
Norton and Sutton, all in the county of York, the rectory impropriate of 
St, Olave's in York city, the tithes of Barrow, Pollenhiii, Arleflree, Swin- 
ney, Wigwick, Harley, Acton-Round, and Paynfton, all in the county of 
Salop; the manor of Hownflow, inMiddlefex; the reclory impropriate and 
advowfon of the vicarage of Lsxton, in county of Nottingham ; the reclory 
impropriate and advowfon of the vicarage of All-Saints, in Northampton; 
with divers lands and tenements in Blefworth in that county ; lands and te- 
nements in Kirkby-Kendal, in Wcftmcrland ; with the reclory impropriate 
and advowfon of the faid vicarage, and the Chantry lands formerly belong- 
ing to the fa-id church; lands and tenements in JLithurland, Bekenfhaw, and 
Rufford in county of Lancafter, with divers other buildings in Hare-Court, 
at the Inner Temple, London, called Crompton s Buildings.— -In his laft will 
dated 20 December, 1644, u concerning my goods 3 (he fays,) wh'ch by 

" thefc 


York, Efq. by Muriel, fitter of Henry Vifcount Falkland, 
L. D. of Ireland, four daughters and twelve fons, viz. Ca- 
tharine, Mary, Anne, and Catharine, all died unmarried. 
The fons were 
/ T \ John and 7 Who were unfortunately drowned in the 

/ . Thomas, 5 river Cherwell, near Magdalen College, Ox- 

■ ' ford, where their remains were interred under a fair monu- 
ment, on which is the following infcription, written by 
their father ; 

Johannes et Thomas 

Eximise fpei adolefcentuli 

Thomje Lyttelton, militis et 

Baronetti, ex leftiffima juxta 

Atque masfriffima Domina Catherine 

Conjuge, filii natu majoids hie 

Obdormifcunt ; quos innoxie 

Obambulantes, in campo minorem 

Lubricus pes in undam mifit, 

Majorem pietas fua. 
Sic aufum repetere fratrem, et 

Felici lioc quaii compendio, 

Totam explicantem indolem, 

Jnvicem flagranter complexos„ 

Una mortis horula abforpfitj, 

Duro et prsepropero fato. 

Diem fuum obierunt, alter xviio 

Alter xm. annos nati, 

Maii nono, m.d.cxxxv p 

Nefcis qua hora 


i ,\ Horatio, and °) ,. , 

\j) rr ? died vounff . 

( 4 ) Henry, 3 - & 

tr\ Sir Henry, who fucceeded to the title. 

(6) Edward was killed in a duel at Worcefler, where he was 

interred in the Cathedral near his father. 

fa) Sir Charles, who fucceeded his brother Sir Henry. 


thefe unhappy wars are of fmall value, 1 give my jewels, plate, and chat- 
tels of all forts, to my wife, except ; to my nephew, John 
Tracy, Efq. my ruby ring; to Sherington Talbot, Efq. lol.; to my wife 
590I.; to the poor of Hales Owen, 10I. and of Hagley, 5 marcs, &c." 


Conftantine, who married a daughter of Sir Thomas (8) 
Jones, one of the Judges of the King's Bench, and died in 
Jamaica 31 December, 1662, without nTue. 

W illiam, a Captain of Horfe ; Gentleman Ufher to the ( Q ) 
Queen of Bohemia, and died unmarried. 

Arthur, who died young. , . 

Ferdinando, Groom of the Bedchamber to the Duke of (n\ 
York, and having a regiment of horfe in the fervice of France 
loft his life in an engagement upon the Rhine, in the reign of 
K. Charles II. unmarried. And 

George, a Major in Prince George of Denmark's regi- (12) 
ment, married Elizabeth, daughter of the famous Sir Tho- 
mas Brown of Norwich, died at Windfor without ifliie, was 
buried in St- George's Chapel, and on his grave-ftone is this 
infcription : — « Here lyeth the body of Major George Ly:- 
< f telton, twelfth fonof Sir Thomas Lyttelton in the county 
" of Worcefter, Knight and Baronet, who departed this life 
" May 31, anno Dora. I7 X 7» aged 77," 

An handfome monument was erected to the memory of Sir 
Thomas and his wife in the Cathedral of Worcefter, with 
the following infcription : 

Near this place, under 

A black ftone lies interred 

The body of Sir Thomas Lyttelton 

Of Frankley in the county of 

Worcefter, Knt. and Bart, who died 

In the year of our Lord 1 650, 

Aged fifty-feaven yeares. 

And under the fame ftone alfo 

The body of Dame Catharjne 

Lyttelton, his wife, daughter 

Andfole heir of Sir Thomas 

Crompton, in the county of 

York, Knt. who died in the 

Year of our Lord, 1 666, 

Aged ftxty-feaven yeares. 

Sir Henry, the fifth but eldeft fur-viving fon, fucceeded to gj r 
the eftate, and became the fecond Baronet. In 16^4 he was Henry, 
feized by warrant from Cromwell, and confined in the 2 
Tower, on fufpicion of having defigns tofubvertthe govern- Baronet, 
ment ; a quantity of arms having been difcovered in a private 
chamber at his houfe of Hagley : He was kept a clofe prifoner 
feventeen months, in which interim his eftate was put under 



fequeftration, and in 1655, during his confinement, tbj 
then expenlive office of the Sheriffalty of Worcefter, was 
laid upon him. In 1660, previous to the Reiteration, he 
received the following letter, written with K. Charles's own 
hand, which demonftrates his value for Sir Henry. 

Bruffels, 8 January, 1660. 
To Sir Henry Lytteiton. 
" I am well informed how much and how often you have 
*< fuffered for me, and how much I am beholding to all your 
* c relations, and you may be very fure I have the fenfe of it 
** that I ought to have, of which you ihall one day have evi- 
" dence •, in the mean time cherifh your health, and pre T 
€S pare for better times, which we fhall enjoy together. 
«•■ Commend me to all your friends, and be confident you 
« ihall always find me to be, 

f 5 Your affectionate friend, 


In 1660, he was chofen to Parliament for the city of 
Litchfield 5 and married firft Philadelphia, daughter and 
coheir to Thomas Cary, Efq. fecond fon to Robert Earl of 
Monmouth, but by her had no iiTue. — This Lady died at 
Tunbridge- Wells in her attendance on the- Queen (to whom 
flie was a Lady of the Bedchamber) 2 Auguft, 1663, and 
was interred in the parifh church of Tunbridge, where an 
elegant monument was erected to her memory, with the fol- 
lowing epitaph, written by Doctor Aleftree, Provoft of 
Jiiton : 


H. S. J. 

Philadelphia Lyttelton 

Jortunse torporis, animre dotibus 

(Quantum capit mortalitas) 


In thaiamis virgo, 

In urbe matrona, 

In aula, demum ipfa Chriftiana 

Nulliba honeftitus forma, 

Nee pulcrius virtus habitabat. 

Inter profligatos iniquiffimi temporis mores 

Candorem, modeftiam, pietatem, iidem, 

Profiteri aufa eft, et colere : 

Tanto melior, quo mails proprior 

Dolendum interim. 



Quod qure inter ignes nives, 
Et morbos incolumitatem retinuit 

Mediis in aquis flammas 
Et vitie prsefidiis mortem repent : 
Ad Tunbrigenfes fontes 
Ardente correpta febri, 
Immortalitate digna, etDeo matura 
Ad cceleftem aulam tranfiit. 
Menfis Aug. die 2°. anno 1663, 
JEtat. 32. 
Sereniffim^e Catharine Anglic Reginae 
A privata camera 
Henrici Lyttelton 
In agro Wigorn. Baronetti. 
Uxor : 
Thomse Cary, 
Roberti comitis Monumethen. F. 


Sereniflimo Carolo I. a cubiculo 

Filia natu major 


Ex femhTe Hssres. 

He married fecondly Elizabeth Newport, daughter of 
Francis Vifcount Newport, (after Earl of Bradford) by whom 
alfo he had no hTue ; ihe re-married with Edward Harvey 
of Comb in Surrey, Efq. Sir Henry died 24 June, 1693, 
aged 6g, and was buried in the church of Over-Arley, in 
the county of Stafford, where a handfome monument is 
erected to his memory, with the following infcription : 

In the vault beneath is interred the body of Sir 
Henry Lyttelton, Baronet, ofFrankley, in the 

County of Worcefter ; who died the 24 of June, 
1693, aged 69 years. He was firft married to Mrs. 

Philadelphia Cary, one of the daughters and 

Coheirs of Mr. Thomas Cary, fon of the Earl of 

Monmouth, and after her death to the Hon. Mrs. 

Elizabeth Newport, of Bradford in Shropfhire ; 

To whofe memory this monument is erected by his 

Brother and heir Sir Charles Lyttelton, Knt. 

And Bart. 



In the chancel of this church lies alfo buried his 
Brother, Captain William Lyttelton 5 and his 
Beloved nephew, Henry Lyttelton, eldefl fon 
Of Sir Charles Lyttelton. 

Sir Sir Charles, brother and heir to Sir Henry, and the third 

Charles, Baronet, took to arms early in his youth ; and during the 

3 civil wars was in the town of Colchefter when it underwent 

.Baronet. ^^ f evere £ e ge frOm Cromwell 5 after the furrender of the 

town, he efcaped into France ; but returned to England in 

1659/ juft before Sir George Booth's riling for the King. 

That deiign mifcarrying, he was taken prifoner, but foon 

obtaining his liberty, he returned to his royal mailer. 

He was knighted in 1 662, and foon after went to Jamai- 
ca with Lord Windfor, as Lieutenant Governor. Lord 
"Windfor quickly leaving the ifland on account of his health, 
Sir Charles Lyttelton remained fole Governor, and built 
the town of Port Royal. On his return to England he was 
appointed Colonel of the Duke of York's regiment. In. 
1673 ^ ie was ma ^ e Governor of Sheernefs and Landguard 
Fort ; and had other employments under the Crown. Dur- 
ing K. James II. reign he fat in parliament for the borough 
of Bewdley, had the command of the Princefs of Denmark's 
regiment, and was a Brigadier General till the revolution, 
■when he reiigned all his employments ; and on his brother's 
deceafe he fuceeeded at Hagley. 

He married hrft Catharine, daughter of Sir William Fair- 
fax of Steton in the county of York, Knt. and widow of 
Mr. Lifter ; by her he had a fon born at fea in their palTage 
from England to Jamaica; not long after their arrival at 
that Ifland, both mother and child died, and were interred 
in the church of Spanifh Town. A monument was erecled 
there to her memory, on which was infcribed the following 
epitaph : 

M. S. 

Hie jacet Catharina Lyttelton 

Filia D. D. Gul. Fairfax de Steton in comitatu 

Eboracenli, equitis aurati. Uxor D. D. 

Caroli Lyttelton, Equitis Aurati, 

Et in Jamaica Vice -Gubernat oris : 

Obiit Januar. 26 \ 




He married fecondly Anne, daughter and coheir to Tho- 
mas Temple of Frankton in county of Warwick, Efq. by 
Rebecca, daughter of Sir Nicholas Carew of Beddington in 
Surry, Knt. died at Hagley 2 May, 17 16, aged 87, 
and was buried at Over-Arley, having had iiliie by his faid 
wife, who died 27 Auguft, 17 18, and was buried with her 
hufband, five fons and eight daughters, viz. Henry, and 
Charles, who died young ; Henry, a Captain of Horfe, and 
died unmarried ; Charles, who married Anne, daughter 
and heir to Thomas Saunders of Buchwood in county of 
Hertford, Efq. and relict of Sir Thomas Sebright of Bed- 
ford in county of Worcefter, but died without iffue 16 
Auguft, 17 12, and was buried at Over-Arley ; Sir Thomas, 
who became heir to his father j daughter Anne ; Eliza- 
beth j Anne-Charlotte, who died young ; Catharine, died 
unmarried, 24 May, 1 742 ; Cary, married to Sir Thecy- 
philus Biddulph of Elmhurft in county of Stafford, Bart, 
and died 18 April, 1741 ; Mary, to William Plowden of 
Plowden, Efq. in county of Salop, and died 15 January, 1745- 
6 ; Anne, to Jofeph Amphlett of Cient in county of Staf- 
ford, Efq. and died 25 May, 17 15 ; and Octavia, who died 

Sir Thomas Lyttelton, the fifth but only furviving fon, Sir 
and the fourth Baronet, fucceeded to the eftates ; was Thomas, 
twice chofen to Parliament for the county of Worcefter ; 4 
in 1727 he was appointed a Lord of the Admiralty, which Baronet, 
he refigned in 1741, and at the fame time declined his re- 
election to Parliament on account of his ill health and infir- 
mities. He married Chriftian, Maid of Honour to Q. 
Anne, fecond daughter of Sir Richard Temple of Stow in 
Bucks, Bart, (fifter to Sir Richard Vifcount Cobham, and 
in remainder to that title on failure of iiTue male to her elder 
fifter Efther Grenville, then the widow of Richard Gren- 
ville of Wotton, Efq. anceftor to George Earl Nugent, 
and Marquefs of Buckingham) and deceafing at Hagley 14 
September, 1751, aged 66 years, was interred by the re- 
mains of his wife (who died 1 o April, 1748, aged 50 vears) 
in the vault at Hagley, to whofe memories an elegant mo- 
1 nument is erected in the chancel, with the following in- 
scriptions : 

To the memory of Sir Thomas Lyttelton, BarL 
Whofe found judgment, inflexible integrity, and univerfai 

Recommended him to the efteein of all parties. 



He was Knight of the fhire for the county of Worcefter In 

three fucceilive parliaments, 

And one of the Lords Commiffioners of the Admiralty 

fourteen years, 
Where he behaved with impartiality, prudence and |, 

honour : 

But his ill health obliging him to withdraw from bunnefs,; 

He refigned that employment, ' 

And lived retired, 

In the continual exercife of all the virtues 

Which can ennoble a private life, 

Hofpitality, charity, unbounded benevolence, 

But more efpecially of that moil difficult and truly heroica-I 


Fortitude in bearing violent pain, 

With which it pleafed God to try him in an extraordinary; 


And which, inftead of diminifhing the vigour of his mind^i 

Gave it additional ftrength. 

He felt every public and private calamity, 

More than the intenfenefs of his own fufferings, 

Which he feemed to forget, 

While he was meditating the relief, 

Or advancing the felicity of others. 

To the great Author of all Good his heart overflowed with I 


And his tongue with praife, 

Even amidft the fevereft agonies, 

Efpecially for that divine grace, 

Which enabled him to fupport them, 

And for that unimpaired under {landing 

Of which he made the nobleft ufe to his laft moments^ 

Dying as he had lived, 

With unaffected greatnefs of mind, 

With modeft dignity, 

With calm resignation, 

And humble, but confident hopes in the mercy of Gods 

Through the merits of Jesus Christ, his Redeemer, 

Sept. the 14. Ann. Dom. 1 75 1, 

In the 66 year of his age. 

In the fame Vault lies interred 

The body of Dame Christian, 

The wife of Sir Thomas Lyttelton, Bart* 

Daughter of Sir Richard Temple, Bart. 



Of Stow, in the county of Bucks, 

A Lady of excellent piety, 

And of a moft gentle 

And fweet difpofition, 

By whom he had twelve children. 

Six fons and fix daughters. 

She was born the 1 1 of June, 1688, 

Was married in the year 1708, 

And died, beloved and mourned 

By her family, by her neighbours, 

And I the poor, Apr. 10, 1748, 

To both his moft dear, 

And moft: honoured Parents, 

Sir George Lyttelton, Bart* 

Raifed and infcribed this {lone. 

His ifTue were 

Sir George, his heir, and the fifth Baronet. (1) 

Thomas, who was page of honour to Anne, Princefs (2) 
Royal of England, after Princefs of Orange, and died un- 
married 16 April, 1729. 

Charles, formerly of the Middle Temple, and Counfellor (3) 
at Law, but entering into Holy Orders in Auguft, 1 742, 
became Rector of Alvechurch, in the county of Worcester ; 
in December, 1 747, he was appointed one of his late Ma- 
jefty's Chaplains in Ordinary ; and in May, 1748, promot- 
ed to the Deanery of the Cathedral Church of Exeter; 21 
March, 1762, he was confecrated Bifhop of Carlifle (on 
the tranflation of Bifhop Ofbaidefton to the See of London) 
and died poftefTed of the faid See, at his houfe in Cliftord- 
ftreet, London, 22 December, 1768, unmarried. 

Richard, who died in his infancy. (4.) 

Richard, flrft page of honour to Q,. Caroline, then fuc- (5} 
ceflively, Enlign of the guards, Captain of Marines, Aid 
de Camp to the Earl of Stair at the battle of Dettingen, 
Deputy Quarter-Mafter-General in South Britain, with the 
rank of Lieutenant-Colonel; and a Lieutenant-General. 
1 1 December, 1756, he was appointed Mafter of the Jewel- 
Office, which he refigned in December, 1762, when he 
was appointed Captain- General, and Commander in Chief 
of the ifland of Minorca ; and 19 April, 1766, having re- 
figned the government of Minorca, he was appointed Go- 
vernor of Guernfey, &c. — In the parliament fummoned to 
meet 13 Auguft, 17473 he was chofen member' for Brack- 
ley, and in the enfuing parliament fat for Poole, in the 

Vol. VII, L county 


county of Dorfet. 27 December, 1753, ne was inftalled a 
Knight of the Bath, and died 1 October, 1770, without 
ifliie. — He married Rachael, daughter of Wriothefley, 
fecond Duke of Bedford, relict of Scroop, Duke of 
Bridgewater, and her Grace died in Piccadilly, 22 May, 

J 777- 
(6) Sir William-Henry, created Lord Wefteote. 

(1) Daughter Christian, married to Thomas Pitt of Bocon- 
nock, in Cornwall, Efq. died at Hagley 5 June, 1750, and 
was there buried. 

( 2 ) Mary, ~) 

(3) Penelope, and > Died unmarried. 

(4) Amelia, ) 

(5) Anne, married Francis Ayfcough, D. D. Clerk of the 
Clofet to Frederick Prince of Wales, firft Preceptor to his 
prefent Majefty, and Dean of Briftol ; £he died in Lifle- 
Street, Leicefter-Square, 30 March, 1776, aged 64, hav- 
ing had iffue George-Frederick Ayfcough, Efq* And 

(6) Hefter, married in 1763 to John Fitz-Maurice of Spring- 
field, in county of Limerick, Efq. 

Sir Sir George, fifth Baronet, and the celebrated Lord Lyttel- 

George, ton, fat in Several Parliaments for the borough of Okehamp- 

5 ton in Devon. In 1737 was appointed principal Secretary 

to Frederick Prince of Wales, and in 1 744 was nominated 

a one of the Lord's Commiflioners of the Treafury, which 

t j refigning in 1754, he was made Cofferer to his Majelty's 

Lyttel- Houfehold, and fworn a Lord of the Britifh Privy Council. 

ton. Having refigned the office of Cofferer, he was appointed in 

December, 1755, Chancellor and under Treafurer of his 

Majefty's Court of Exchequer ; and by letters patent, 19 

November, 1757* was created a Peer of Great Britain, by 

the title of Lord Lyttelton of Frankley in county of Wor- 


His Lordfhip, who was a Fellow of the Royal Society, 
married to his firft wife Lucy, daughter of Hugh Fortefcue 
of Filleigh in county of Devon, Efq. by Lucy his fecond 
wife, daughter of Matthew Lord Aylmer, and had iffue 
Thomas his heir; Lucy, married 10 May, 1767, at St. 
James's church, Weftminfter, to Sir Arthur, Vifcount Va- 
lentia ; and Mary, who died young. — Her Ladyfhip died 
19 January, 1746-7, and was interred at Over-Arley; but 
a very elegant monument is erected to her memory in the 
chancel of the church at Hagley, containing the following 
infcriptions : • 



To the 
Memory of Lucy Lyttelton, 
Daughter of Hugh Fortescue, of Filleigh 
In the county of Devon, Efq. 
Father to the prefent Earl of Clinton : 
By Lucy his wife, 
The daughter of Matthew Lord Aylmer, 
Who departed this life the 19th of Jan. 1746-7, 
Aged twenty-nine, 
Having employed the fhort term affigned to her here, 
In the uniform practice of religion and virtue. 

Made to engage all hearts, and charm all eyes ; 

Tho' meek, magnanimous ; tho' witty, wife ; 

Polite, as all her life in courts had been ; 

Yet good, as me the world had never feen ; 

The noble fire of an exalted mind, 

With gentle female tendernefs combin'd. t 

Her fpeech was the melodious voice of love, 

Her fong the warbling of the vernal grove ; 

Her eloquence was fweeter than her fong ; 

Soft as her heart, and as her reafon ftrong ; 

Her form each beauty of her mind exprefs'd, 

Her mind was virtue by the Graces drefs'd. 

M. S. 
Lucr^ffi Lyttelton, 
Ex antiquiffimorum Fortefcutorum genere ortse ' 9 

Quae annos nata viginti novem, 
Formse eximiae, indolis optima, ingenii maximi, 
Omnibus bonis artibus, literifque humanioribus. 
Supra setatem etfexum exculti. 
Sine fuperbia laude florens, 
Morte immature 
Vitam pie, pudice, fancte aclam 
In tertio puerperio claufit, 
Decimo nono die Januarii, 
Anno Domini 1746-7. 
Fleta etiam ab ignotis. 
Uxori dileclifiimo 
Quinquennio feliciffimo conjugii nondum abfoluto 
"nmenii amoris ac deliderii hoc quaiecunque monumentum 
Pofuit Georgius Lyttelton 
Adhuc, eheu ! fuperftes, 
At in eodem fepulchro ipfe olim fepeliendus, 

L 2 Et 


Et per Jefum Chriftum falvatorem fuur% 

At vitse melioris diuturniora gaudia 

Lachrymis in seternum abfterfis, 

Se cum ilia refurreeturum confidens. 

His Lordfhip married to his fecond Lady, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Sir Robert Rich, Bart, but by her had no iffue % 
he departed this life* at Hagley 22 Auguft, 1773, and was 
there interred, where the following infer iption is cut on the 
iide of his firft Lady's monument ; 


* The Phyfician who attended his Lordfhip in his laft illnefs has given 
an account thereof, in a letter dated z8 Auguft. 

" On Sunday evening the fymptoms of his Lordfhip's diforder, which for 
" a week paft had alarmed us, put on a fatal appearance, his Lordfhip be- 
" lieved himfelf to be a dying man. From this time he fufferedby reftlefs- 
*' nefs rather than pain ; and though his nerves were apparently much flut- 
" tered, his mental faculties never appeared ftronger when he was thoroughly 
44 awake.- — His Lordfhip's bilious and hepatic complaints feemed alone 
44 not equal to the expected mournful event; his long want of fleep, whether 
" the confequence of the irritation in the bowels, or which is more probable, 
" of caufts of a different kind, accounts for his lofs of ftrength, and for his 

" death very fufftciently. Though his Lordfhip wilhed his approaching 

" diffolution not to be lingering, he waited for it with refignation. He faid* 
" it is a folly the keeping me in mifery now to attempt to prolong life ; yet 
" hewaseafily perfuaded, for the fatisfaclion of others, to do or take any 
44 thing thought proper for him. On Saturday he had been remarkably bet- 
64 ter, and we were not without fome hopes of his recovery. On Sunday, 
rt about eleven in the forenoon, his Lordfhip fent for me, and faid he felt a 
" great hurry, and wifhed to have a little converfation with me, in order to 
<s divert it. He then proceeded to open the fountains of that heart, from 
" whence goodnefs had fo long flowed, as from a copious fpring. Doctor, 
" faid he, you fhall be my cenfeffor ; when I firft fet out in the world, I had 
44 friends who endeavoured to {hake my belief in the Chriftian religion. I 
" faw difficulties which ftaggered me ; but I kept my mind open to eonvicti- 
44 on. The evidences and doctrines of Chriftianity, ftudied with attention, 
44 made me a meft firm and perfuaded believer of the Chriftian religion. I 
** have made it the rule of my life, and it is the ground of my future hopes. 
" 1 have erred and finned ; but have repented, and never indulged any vicious 
4C habit. In politics and public life, 1 have made public good the rule of my 
" conduct. I never gave counfeis which I did not at that time think beft. J 
" have feen that I was fome times in the. wrong, but did not err defignedly. 
44 T have endeavoured in private life to do all the good in my power, anc 
*' never for a moment could indulge malicious or unjuft defigns upon an) 

" perfon whatfoever. Another time he faid, 1 muft leave my foul in the 

" fame ftate it was in before this illnefs ; I find this a very inconvenient tim< 

" for folicitude about any thing- On the evening when the fymptoms o 

" death came on, he faid, 1 ihall die, but it will not be your fault. Wher 
44 Lord and Lady Valentia came to fee his Lordfhip, he gave them his -folemr 
44 benediction, and faid, be good, be virtuous my L6rd,jyou muft come to this 

'< — Thus he continued giving his dying benedictions to all around htw 

u On Monday morning a lucid interval gave fome fmall hopes, but thef 
44 vaniihed in'the evening; and he continued dying, but with very little un 
" eafinefs, till Tuefday morning 2.2 Auguft, when between feven and eigh 
t; o'clock he expired, almoft without a groan/' (Collins VII. 457. 45 8 -) 


This unadorned ftone, was placed here, 

By the particular defire and 

Exprefs directions of the Right Honourable 

George Lord Lyttelton, 

Who died Auguft. 22, 1773, aged 64. 

Sir Thomas, the fixth Baronet and laft Lord Lyttelton, Sir 
was born 30 January, 1743-4; he was Chief Juftice in Eyre Thomas, 
of his Majefty's forefts, North of Trent, and High Steward 6 
ofBewdley. — 26 June, 1772, he married at H ales-Owen Baronet, 
in county of Stafford, Apphia, fectmd daughter of Broome arjd 
Witts, late of Chepping-Norton in county of Oxford, and j , 
relicl of Jofeph Peach, Governor of Calcutta in the Eaft-L yt ^ e }^ 011 
Indies; deceahng without iffue 27 November, 1770 J (his 
remains were interred at Hagley) the title of Baron ceafed, 
but that of Baronet, devolved with the eftates on his 

Sir William-Henry, 'the feventh Baronet, and prefent Sir 
Lord Weftcote, who was born 24 December, 1724, chofen William- 
to parliament for Bewdley in 1748, and has reprefented that Henry, 
borough in four fucceffive parliaments; in 1754 he was Lord 
appointed Deputy Cofferer of the King's Houfehold ; m We " cote ' 
1755 Captain- General and Govern dr in Chief Gf the Pro- 
vince of South-Carolina, which office he refigned in 1760, 
being fent with a limilar commiffion to the iiland of Ja- 
maica : he returned to England in 1 766, and was nomi- 
nated Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Court 
of Portugal. 20 April, 1776^, purfuani to privy feal at 
St. James's 2 1 June preceding, he was advanced to the . 
Peerage of Ireland, by the title of Lord Baron Weftcote of 
Baiamare, in county of Longford; and 15 June, *777* 
was appointed one' of the Commiiiioners of the Treafury, at 
Whitehall, but refigned that office in March, 1782. 

His Lordmip married, fiyft, in June, 1761, Mary, 
daughter and coheir to James Macartney, Efq. and by her, 
who died 28 May, 1765, in Jamaica, and was interred in 
the church of St. Thomas, in the Eaft of that iiland, he 
had George-Fuik, born 27 October, 1763$ Charles-Adam 
(a Lieutenant in the royal navy, and was {lain in an en- 
gagement with the French fquadron off the Cape of Vir- 
ginia 16 March, 1781); and Hefcer, married 18 Auguft, 

J 7 8 3* 

1 Baronetage, edit. 1741. and Collins's Peerage, edit. 1775), VII. 4Z£, &c. 

2 Rot. de A°. 16 Geo. Ill, 5. p. f. R. 3. . 


1783, to Richard Colt Hoare, Efq. of Stourhead, in "Wilts. 
— 19 February, 1774, he married, fecondly, Caroline, 
daughter of John Briftol, Efq. late of Quiddenham, in 
Norfolk, and by her has iilue John, born 29 September, 
1 779 \ William-Henry, born 3 April, 17825 and a daugh- 
ter, Caroline- Anne l . 

Titles.] Sir William-Henry Lyttelton, Lord Baron 
Weftcote, and Baronet. 

Creations.] Baronet 18 July, 1618, 17 Jac. I. and 
B. Weftcote of Balamare, in county of Longford, 29 April, 
1776, 16 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Pearl, a Cheveron, between three Efcallops, 

Crest.] A Saracen's Head, couped at the moulders, 
banded, Pearl, and Diamond. 

Supporters.] The dexter, a Merman, proper, the 
waifl and tail fringed ruby, holding a Trident in his hand 
proper. The fmifter, a Mermaid proper, fringed as the 
dexter, holding a mirror, topaz. 

Motto.] Renovato nomine. 

Seats.] Hagley-Park, in county of Worcefter, iiq 
miles from London \ and Qver-Arley, in county of Stafford, 


27. J? R O M the family of Henley, in county of Derby, deC- 
Robert- cended Robert-Henley Ongley, Efq. which furname he af- 
Henley, fumed from being great nephew, and, as we premme, heir 
• Lorci to Sir Samuel Ongley of Kent, Knt. The faid Robert ferv- 
Ongley. ec | - m t i ne Britifh parliament for the county of Bedford, and 
was advanced to the Peerage of Ireland by privy feal, dated 
at St. James's 22 June, 1776', and by patent 2 at Dublin 30 
July following, by the title of Lord Baron Ongley, of Old- 

1 Ulfter's Office, and Information of Lord Weftcote. 
a Ret. A°. 16 Geo. III. 5. p. f. R. 13. 


Warden in Ireland.— In 1763 he married Frances, daugh- 
ter and coheir to Richard Gosfright of Langton-Hall, in 
EfTex, Efq. and his Lordfhip deceafed 21 October, 1785, 
having had iffue Robert, his fuccefTor; Samuel, born 16 
Tune, 1774; Frances; Catharine; Anne; and Sarah. 

Robert, the fecond and prelent Lord Ongley, born 3 Robert, 

October, 1771 *, is a minor. 2 


Title.] Robert Ongley, Lord Baron Ongley of Old- 
Warden in Ireland. 

Creation.] So created 30 July, 1776, 16 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Quarterly, iff. and 4th pearl, a fefs, ruby, 2d 
and 3d pearl, 3 piles ruby, in bafs a mount, emerald, on 
a canton faphire, a fun in his glory, topaz. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a Phoenix topaz, in flames, pro- 

Supporters.] Two Griffins rampant, faphire, coU 
lared, ruby, chained, proper. 

Motto.] Mihi cura future. 

Seat.] Old-Warden in County of EfTex, 




IS Lordfhip is defcended from a family of Shouldham 28. 
In Germany, and his father, the Reverend Samuel Should- Samuel, 
ham, was beneficed in the diocefs of OiTory ; he married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel Molyneux of Baliymulvey, in 
county of Longford, Efq. (by his wife Catharine, daughter 
of Thomas Pooley of Dublin, Efq.) and filter to Pooley 
Molyneux of Baliymulvey, who died unmarried in 1772, 
and bequeathed his eftates of about 1600I. a year, to the 
eldeft fon of his filter bv Mr. Shouldham.— The laid Samuel 
died in 1728, leaving ifTue Samuel, who inherited his 
uncle's eftate, and died without ifTue in 1774 ; and 

Molyneux, heir to his brother, and the prefent Lord Molyneux 
Shoulham, who entered into the royal navy at the age of Lord 

$0 Shouid- 

1 UlfUr, 


ig years, and hath been conftantly employed in that fervicej 
1 2 May, 1 746, he was appointed to a fhip of war, and is 
now an Admiral of the Blue Squadron. In 1776 he com- 
manded the fleet in North America *, and 31 July 2 in that 
year, was advanced to the Peerage of Ireland, purfuant to 
privy feal at St. James's 24 June preceding. — His Lordfhip 
is unmarried. 

Title.] Molyneux Shouldham, Lord Baron Should- 
ham of the kingdom of Ireland. 

Creation.] So created 31 July, 1776, \6 Geo. III. 

Arms.] An Eagle difpiayed, topaz. 

Crest.] A Griffin pafTant, pearl. 

Supporters.] The dexter an Indian Warrior, in his 
right hand a bow, on his flioulder a quiver full of arrows, 
all proper, his inner garment pearl, an outer garment over 
his right flioulder ruby ; on his head a cap with feathers, 
pearl, and round his neck, legs, and ancles, firings of beads, 
proper. The finifter an Indian female, habited pearl, pet- 
ticoat emerald, fringed of the fecond, round her waift a 
girdle, and on her head a cap of feathers of the laft, with 
necklace, bracelets, and beads, proper. 

Motto.] Post nubila phoebus, 


^9* JL HIS noble Lord derives his defcent from the family of 
Upton, feated at Upton in county of Cornwall, as appears 
by fundry entries and records in the College of Arms, 
London, and which is further confirmed by a vifitation 
made by Ralph Brooke, Rouge Croix, who, in 1591, as ap- 
pears by the warrant, vifited for Clarencieux in the county 


* This account of Lord Templetown's famiij'- has been chiefly drawn 
from Prince's Worthies of Devon, and from Debret's Peerage, printed in 


1 Ulfter's Office, Debret, and Beatfon. 2 Rot. A . 16 Geo. III. 

5. ?• f. R. 8. 


of Somerfet, where a branch of the Upton family was refi- 

The firft of whom on record was John Upton of Upton, j h n> 
who had iiTue Andrew, the father of Hamelyn Upton, Andrew, 
whofe name appears to a deed dated in 121 8, 2 Henry III. Hamelyn. 
The faid Hamelyn was father of Edward, living 1 2 Edward Edward, 
I. whofe fon Richard, living in 1 33 1 , 4 Edward III. mar- Richard, 
ried Agnes, daughter and heir to Walter Carnother, and 
by her had iiTue one fon John, who married Margaret, iifter John, 
and coheir to John Mules, and had Thomas his heir, liy- Thomas. 
ing in 1450, 28 Henry VI. who married Joan, daughter 
and heir to John Trelawney, and by her was father of two 
fons, viz. William, his heir 5 and John, of whom prefent- 
ly. — William, the eldeft fon, married Joan, daughter and 
heir to Richard Palmer of Launcefton, and had iiiiie John, 

who married Elizabeth, daughter of- Leverfedge, Gent. 

and was father of GeoiFry Upton, who married Margaret, 
daughter and coheir to Robert Hone, Efq. and had iffae 
George of Wells, living in 1591, who married Frances, 
daughter and heir to John Newton of Hartree, Efq. and bv 
her had Frances his only daughter and heir. 

John Upton of Triflake, in county of Cornwall, fecondjohn. 
fon of Thomas aforefaid, married Elizabeth, daughter and 
heir to William Mohun of Portlinch, in county of Devon, 
Efq. by whom he had two fons, both chriftened John 5 of 
the voungeft we mall treat hereafter. 

John, the eldeft fon, was feated ac Portlinch, in count fFamilj 
of Devon, which eftate he pofieiTed in right of his mother'; of 
fee married Elizabeth, daughter of John B'urley of Chen- Portlinch. 
combe, in laid county, and by her had iiTue two daughters 
and three fons, viz. John, the eldeft, who married Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Patrick Bedlow, and died without iftue ; 
Nicholas, the fecond fon, who, according to Mr. Prince, 
f< devoted his younger years partly to learning and partly 
to war." He for fome time» ftudied the civil and canon law 
in Broad-Gates-Hall at Oxford ; from whence he ferved in} 
the armies of foreign ftates, and particularly under that fa- 
mous General, Thomas Montague or Montacute, Earl of 
oalifbury, at the fiege of Orleans, where the Earl, 'whilft 
taking a view of the city from a window, was wounded in 
the face and head by a mot from the enemy, of which he 
died within eight days, viz. 3 November, 1428. Thus 
lofing his mafter and friend, he w r as the more readily pre- 
vailed on, by Humphry, the good, Duke of Gloucester, a 
general patron of learning, to lay afide the iwcrd, and re- 



aHume his ftudies, whereupon he returned to the univeriity, 
took the degree of Bachelor of the Canon and Civil Laws, 
proceeded Doctor therein, and entering into Holy Orders, 
the Duke of Gloucefter became his patron ; he was admits 
ted a Canon of the church of Wells 6 April, 1431, and 
was fucceffively Rector of Cheadfey, in Somerfet, and 
Stapleford, in the diocefs of Sarum ; 12 October, 1434, he 
was admitted a Canon of that church, and 14 May, 1446, 
Was inftalled Chantor of Salifbury. He was a perfon of 
fuch eminence for piety and learning, that 27 June, 1446, 
he was, jointly with Simon Houchins, a Canon of that 
church, fent to Pope Nicholas V. to move him, that Of- 
mond their founder and Bifhop, might be canonized, but 
the Dean and Chapter, on 1 2 May in the following year, 
recalling him, he returned to England, and left the lole 
management of that affair to Houchins. He compofed a 
book of Heraldry, which in a dedication he prefented to 
the Duke, his patron, as a teftimony of gratitude ; and 
having written many other works of learning, died at Salis- 
bury 15 July, 1457* and was probably buried there. — Wil- 
liam, the third and youngeft fon> became heir, married 
Mary, daughter of Thomas Blackdown of the county of 
Devon, and had iffue one daughter and two fons y George ; 
and John, who died unmarried. George, the eldeft, mar- 
ried Philippa, daughter of John Wray of Trebitts, in Corn- 
wall, and was father of four daughters and two fons, Wil- 
liam ; and George. — William, the eldeft, married Amey, 
daughter of Richard Lover of Bereden, in Cornwall, Efq. 
was living in 1 626, and had iffue four daughters, and two. 
fons, Mark, aged 17 years in 1620; and Richard. 

John. We mail now return to John Upton, younger fon of 

John, by Elizabeth Mohun; which John married Agnes, 
daughter of Nicholas Pennells, filler and heir to John Pen- 
nells, and by her had ifiue one daughter, and one Ion Wil- 

YYilliam liarn, who was feated at L'Upton, in county of Devon, and, 
married Joan, daughter of John Pont, of county of Derby ; 

John, by her he had ifiiie one daughter and two fons, John, and 
Thomas, the elder of whom John, married Joan, daughter 
of Simon Rowley of Fardell, in county of Devon, by 
whom he had two daughters and three Ions, viz. John^ 
his heir 5 William ; and Nicholas, who was a Knight of 
Malta, of whom the firft date which occurs is 20 October, 
1537, under the great feal of Malta, granting him per- 
miiiion to return to England ; 15 November, 1547, he was 



appointed Commander of Ripfton ; 8 November, 1548, he 
was inftituted one of the eight conventual Bailiffs, and 1 7 
October, 1549, railed to the dignity of Turcopulerius, a 
rank attached to the Englifh nation only, and which gave 
a feat in the Council of State. He was at Malta when the 
attack was made on the ifland by Sultan Soliman II. in 
1551 ; and Vertot, in his hiftory of the Knights of Malta 
f 8VS) — « That he was one of the braveft Knights of the 
Order ; that at the attack here mentioned, he put himfelf 
at the head of 30 other Knights, and 500 inhabitants of 
the ifland-, presented himfelf boldly on the beach, near the 
Bourg, to oppofe the landing of the Turks, which he ef- 
fected ; and died foon after, in confequence of the fatigue 
he had fuftained during that iiege." 

John Upton, who fucceeded his father, married Anne, John. 

daughter of » Cooper, Efq. of county of Somer- 

fet, relict of Thomas Allen of Glaftenbury, and was father 

of Arthur of L'Upton, in county of Devon, who by his Arthur. 

wife Gertrude, daughter of tiugh Fortefcue of Filleigh, in 

faid county, Efq. had one daughter, and four Ions, viz. 

John. (0 

Henry, anceftor to Lord Templetown. (2) 

Hugh, and (3) 

Arthur. (4) 

John, the eldeft fon, fucceeded at L'Upton, and by anEamily 
infcription on a monument in the parifh church of Brix- °* 
Iiam, adjoining L'Upton, he appears to have been of extra- u P ton ^ 
ordinary piety and virtue ; he died before 1590, having 
iffue by Dorothy, daughter of Sir Anthony Rowfe of Hal- 
ton, in county of Cornwall, Knt. eight daughters and feven 
ions, viz. Arthur, his heir ; John (who married firft Eli- 
zabeths daughter of John Bence of London, and had iflue 
by her an only daughter ; he married, fecondly, Jane, 
daughter of Sir John Lytcott of Moulfey, in county of 
Surry, Knt. and by her had three daughters and four fons, 
who were, Arthur, living in 1687 ; Nicholas, who died 
unmarried j Anthony, a Jufrice of the Court of Common- 
Pleas in Ireland in 1717: and John, a merchant of Lon- 
don, who by Mary, daughter of William Warren, alio of 
London, merchant, had one daughter and four fons, viz. 
John who died an infant, William, John, and Anthony) ; 
Ambrofe (who was a Canon of Chrih: Church, Oxford, 
married Mary, daughter of Francis Charleton of Apley- 
Caitle, in county of Salop, and died in 1668, having had four 
daughters and three fons, viz. Ambrcfe, who fettled in 



Dublin, and by Jane, daughter of William Wright of Ox~ 
ford, Efq, had one daughter and five ions, Ambrofe, Wil- 
liam, Richard, Arthur, and Thomas ; Francis of London, 
M. D. who by Sarah, daughter of Robert Norman, had 
Mary, the wife of Colonel John Upton, grandfather to 
Lord Templetown, and John, who married Elizabeth, 
daughter of John Hill of Luggerdine, in Hereford, Efq. 
and was father of John Upton, Lieut. Colonel in his Maje- 
fty's fervice, and alfo in the fervice of the Hon. Eaft India 
Company in India, where he died in 1779; an< ^ Arthur, 
a merchant at Barbadoes, who married Sarah, daughter of 
Clement Home of Norfolk, Efq. by whom he had Arthur, 
Anthony, and three daughters) ; Anthony ; Gilbert \ Hugh ; 
and Thomas, who died in 2641. 

Arthur Upton, the eldeft ion, married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of William Gould, Efq. relict of Robert Heyden, and 
died in 1660, having had iiTne three fons, viz. John ; Ar- | 
thur, who died unmarried ; and William.— John, the eldeft, 
married Urfula, daughter of Sir John Lytcott, Knt. and 
died without iftue *, his Lady erected a marble monument to 
his memory, in the north aile of the parifh church of 
Broxton, with the following infcription : 

In memory of John Upton of L'Upton, Efq. 

Who piouily and religioufly ferved God and his country, 

In his private and public ftation, 

Whiift a Juftice of the Peace, and Burgefs for Dartmouth 

In three parliaments, at his proper coft and charge. 

Died September 7, astatis 43, anno 1687. 

William Upton, the youngeft fon, fucceeded to the in- 
heritance ; married Catharine, daughter of Sir John Gtway, 
Knight, and by her had three fons and two daughters ; of 
the fons William, the eldeft, and Arthur, the youngeft, 
died unmarried. — John Upton, the fecond and only fur-; 
vivor, married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Boucher of 
Twickenham, in Middlefex, Eiq. and by her had one 
daughter, and a fon and fucceiTor, John, living in 1784 
at Ingmore-Hall, in county of York, who married Mary, 
daughter of George Noble, of county of Durham, Efq. 
and had iiTue John, Mary, and Jane, all living in 1784. 
Henry. We mail return now to Henry Upton, fecond fon of 
Arthur of L'Upton, by Gertrude Fortefcue, which Henry 
came into Ireland in 1598, a Captain in the army under the 
command of the Earl of EHex j eftabiiihed himielf in the 



county of Antrim, and ,was chofen to parliament for the 
town of Carrickfergus. — 13 September, 1628, he married 
Mary, daughter of Sir Hugh Clotworthy, Knt. and lifter to 
John Vifcount MaiTareene , by her he had three daughters, 
and four ions, who were Arthur ; John the fecond fon ; 
John third fon , and Henry, who died unmarried. 

Arthur of Caftle-Upton, the eldeft fon, was born 3 1 Arthur, 
May, 1623 ', his principles refpecting the civil government 
were loyal, and refpectful to the royal family 5 when he was 
fummoned by the Commiilioners to Carrickfergus, during 
the exile of K. Charles II. to take the oath of fidelity to the 
Commonwealth of England, without King and Houfe of 
Lords, he, though a DiiTenter, poiitively refufed ; for 
which, and other non-compliances with the courfes of thofe 
times, he was to have been tranfported to-fome diftant part 
of Ireland, but Oliver fpeedily aflumed the title of Protector, 
to the utter confufion of the Commiilioners and to the re- 
putation of Mr. Upton , whom the government thought fit 
to be a 7 Magiftrate, and his country returned him to parlia- 
ment for a feries of 40 years. — He lived under divers revolu- 
tions both of civil and church government, and was uniform 
in his conduct , and being appointed to defend the county of 
Antrim at the time of the rebellion, he fo effectually diC- 
charged his truft, as to repel and rout the rebels. 

He married Dorothy, daughter of Michael Beresford of 
Coleraine in county of Derry, Efq. and by her had eight 
fons and ten daughters. The fons were, Henry, born 15 
Auguft, 1654, and Michael, born 18 December, 16563 
died unmarried ; Arthur, born 26 October, 1658, a Captain 
of foot, was killed at the battle of Aghrim in 1691, unmar- 
ried ; Clotworthy, who fucceeded ; Arthur, born 27 Ja- 
nuary, 1 669, died unmarried , John, of whom hereafter ; 
Hercules, born 24 September, 1673, died unmarried ;" and 
Thomas, born 4 Auguft, 1677, one °^ n * s Majefty's Coun- 
cil at Law, and Recorder of Londonderry, which city he 
reprefented to his death , and by Sarah, daughter of Hugh 
Rowley of Tubbermore in county of Derry, and of Culmore, 
Efq. had one daughter Dorothy, married to Thomas Tenni- 
fon, Efq. fecond juftice of the Court of Common Pleas in 

Clotworthy of Caftle-Upton, was born 6 January, 16655 

and fucceeded his father as Reprefentative for the county of 

Antrim , at the iiege of Limerick he railed a party of men, 

joined the army of K. William before that town, attacked 

the breach with the forlorn hope ; entered it fingly fword in 



hand, and moft of his men being cut off, he mixed witK 
the enemy, and remained undifcovered 'till the affair was 
over, when he furrendered himfelf a prifoner to the com- 
manding officer, with whom he had been formerly acquaint- 
ed. — He married firft Mary, only daughter of Roger Boyle, 
Earl of Orrery, but by her having no ifTue, he married fe- 
condly, Margaret, daughter of William Stewart of Killy- 
moon in county of Tyrone, Efq. and fhe alfo deceaimg 
without iiTue ; he married thirdly Jane, daughter of John 
Ormfby of Athlacea, Efq. by whom he had iiTue a daughter 
Elizabeth, married to the Right Honourable Hercules Lang- 
ford Rowley of Summerhill in Meath, and fhe was created 
a Peerefs of the realm in 1766. 
John, John Upton of Caftle-Upton in county of Antrim, Efq. 
fixth fon of Henry, was born 19 April, 1671. He was a 
Captain in K. William's army, and affifted at the florming 
of the citadel of Liege, where he was wounded ; he was en- 
gaged as Lieutenant-Colonel of dragoons at the battle of Al- 
manza under Lord Galway, who for his fpirited command 
on that day, gave him the command of the regiment, the 
Colonel (Killegrew) having been killed at the beginning of 
the action ; he was afterwards a Colonel by brevet, and was 
twice Reprefentative of the county of Antrim. — 10 March, 
1 7 1 1 , he married Mary, only daughter of Francis Upton, 
beforementioned, by whom he had three fons and five 

The fons were 

(1) Arthur of Caftle-Upton, born 9 January, 17 15, and who 
fat in the Parliament of Ireland 26 years ; was Deputy Go- 
vernor of the county of Antrim, and fworn of his Majefry's 
moft honourable Privy Council.— He married firft Sophia, 
daughter of Michael Ward of Caftle-Ward in county of 
Down, Efq. fhe deceafing without iilue, he married to his 
fecondwife Sarah, daughter of Pole Cofby of Stradbally in 
the Queen's county, Efq. but by her, who re-married with 
Robert Maxwell, late Earl of Farnham, had no iilue, and 
he deceafed in October, 1768. 

( 2 ) Francis, born 3 October, 1720, ferved many years in 
the royal navy, and amongft other engagements, was in that 
with Admiral Lord Hawke off Cape Finifterre. He com- 
manded the Ferret floop of war at the blockade of Louii- 
bourgh, and perifhed with his lhip and crew in the dreadful 
florm which difperfed the Britifh fleet off that port. Dying 
unmarried, the family inheritance devolved on his youngeit 




Clotworthy Upton, born 14 March, 1721, in 1761 ap-Clotwor- 
pointed Clerk Comptroller to the Princefs Dowager of thy, 
Wales, which employment he held till the demife of her ** or! * 
loyal Highnefs, arid was advanced to the Peerage of. em P s " 
reland by patent 1 at Dublin 3 Auguft, 1776, purfuant to 
privy feal at St. James's 27 June preceding, and by the title 
?f Lord Baron of Templetown in the county of Antrim he 
at firft in the Houfe of Peers 14 October, 1777 a . — 25 Au- 
*uft, 1 769, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Shuckburgh 
3oughton of Pofton in county of Hereford, Efq. and de- 
eafed in April, 1785, having had iffue John-Henry ; Fulke- 
Greville, born 3 April, 1773 ; Arthur-Percy, born 12 
fune, 1777; Augufta, who died young ; Elizabeth- Albana, 
3orn at Albano near Rome 16 Auguft, 1775 , Caroline, 
Brn 19 October, 1778 ; and Sophia, born in September, 
1780 3 . 

John-Henry Upton, the fecond and prefent Lord, born 8 John- 
November, 1 77 1 4 , is a minor. Henry, 


Titles.] John-Henry Upton, Lord Baron Temple- -Lo r «* 
own of Templetown in county of Antrim. 

Creation.] So created 3 Auguft, 1776, 16 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Diamond, a Crofs Moline, Pearl. 

Crest.] On a ducal Coronet Topaz, a War Horfe, 
paffant, Diamond, caparifoned, Topaz. 

Supporters.] The Dexter, a War-Horfe, caparifoned 
is the Creft. The Sinifter, a Man in complete Armour, 
Droper, garnifhed Topaz, in his right hand a Spear erect* 
)n his left arm a Shield of the Arms, bordered, Topaz, and 
>n his head a fteel Cap, with a Plume of Feathers, Ruby. 

Motto.] Premium virtutis avorum. 

Sea T.l Caftle-Upton in county of Antrim, 87 miles 
Tom Dublin. 

1 Rot. A°. \S Geo. III. 5 p. D. R. 1 5. * Lords Jour, V. 6. 3 Uliler's 
Bffice. * Idem. 

A S S E Y, 


[ i6o 1 


*> 0m X HIS noble Family derive their firnanie from the tows 
and iordfhip of Maffy near Bayeux in Normandy ; of which 
they had been Lords for many generations before the defcent 
of Duke William into England, and were, as the name de-i 
- notes, of great power in that province from the time of its 
firft invafion and conqueft, about the year 876, by Rollc 
the moft illuftrious of the Northern adventurers. 

This family exifted with honour in France to the yeai 

Hamo. T 066 , when Hamo or Hamon, no lefs famous for his vir- 
tues, than his extraction and martial atchievements, accom- 
panied William the Conqueror in his expedition into Eng- 
land, attended by his fons Hamon, John, and Robert, whc 
all fignalized themfelves in that important event, each o: 
them having principal commands in the Conqueror's army. 
The fervices of this Lord (like thofe of the other Normal 
chiefs) were rewarded with a great number of lordfhips anc 
other poffefiions, among which was that of Dunham ir 
Chefhire, called Dunham-Majfey from the faid Hamon o. 
Maffey, who was afterwards created one of the eight tempo- 
ral Barons of the county palatine of Chefier *, by the ftylt 
and title of Baron of Dunham-Maffey, by Hugh Lupus, ne 
phew to K. William, who advanced none to this dignity bu 
men of approved worth. 
* From the Barons of Dunham-Maflev branched on 

many eminent families, the chief of whom were the Lords o. 
Podington in Chefhire, whofe defcendants flourifhed in 
direct line for fever al centuries. The MarTeys of Sale, ill 
Chefhire, defc ended from Robert, third fon of Hamo be- 
forementioned, and which family became extinct about thtj 
year 1700 ; — the Maihes, Lords of Tatton in Chefhire! 
whofe line became extinct about 200 years before y — tfl 
MafTeys of Coddington in the fame county, which itill exifl 
&c. &c. 

tt 1 Hugh MafTey, who came into this kingdom with a princi- 

' pal command in the army fent to fupprefs the rebellion irl 


1 Butcher's Survey cf Stamford, p. 23. 


the year 1641 ; on the troubles being appeafed, he fixed 
his reildence in this kingdom ; and married firft Margaret 
Percy, by her he had a fon Hugh, of whom hereafter 5 and 
a daughter Alice, who married Anthony Irby, D. 
D. defcended from the Irbies, progenitors of the Lords Bof- 
ton, by him fhe had one daughter Alice, married to John 
Parker of Dunkip in county of Limerick, Efq. and from him 
theParkers of Caftle-Lough and Caftle-Town in the county of 
Tipperary are defcended. — Mr. MaiTey married a fecond wife, 
and had a fon Samuel, who died without ifTue, and a daugh- 
ter, married to John Newell, Efq, — He afterwards married 
a third, fourth, and fifth wife, but by them had noiiTue. 

Hugh, the eldefr. fon, became feated at Duntryleague in Hugh, 
the county of Limerick, married Amy, daughter of 
Mr. Benfon of the North of Ireland, and had ifTue 
two daughters ; Margaret, married to William Baker of 
Lifmacue in the county of Tipperary, Efq. ; Amy, married 
to George Benfon of the city of Dublin, Efq. ; and four 
fons, viz. 

Hugh, who fucceeded at Duntryleague. (1) 

John, who refided at Knockaneevan, married Eleanor, (a) 

daughter of ■• « Ahacrofs, Efq. and had ifTue foui 

daughters, who all married and had ifTue ; and three fons, 
Hugh, heir to his father ; John, and Charles, who died 
unmarried. — Hugh, the eldeft fon, married Frances, daugh- 
ter and fole heir to Lieutenant- General Ingoldfby, who 
died one of the Lords Juftices of Ireland 29 January, 171 1, 
and had hTue Hugh-Ingoldfby MaiTey of New-Garden in 
county of Limerick, who, purfuant to articles bearing date 
29 July, 1769, married Mary-Anne, daughter of James 
Nam of Kilmony county of Cork, Efq. ; he made his will i<5 
October, 1771, and deceafing 22 of that month, left an 
only fon Hugh-Ingoldfby MafTey, then aged 1 8 months. 

William, the third fon, lived at Stoneville in the county of r~\ 
Limerick, and died in March, 1768 ; he married a daughter 
of Henry Bentley of Broadford in county of Clare, Efq. and 
had ilTue five daughters and three fons, viz. Amy (who 
married to Anthony Parker of Caftle-Lough in Tipperary, and 
by him had Anthony, who married a daughter of Standifh 
Grady of CappercuHenin county of Limerick, Efq. and lifter 
to Mary, who 20 Auguft, 1772, was married to Henry-Tho- 
mas, Earl of Ilchefterj •, Elizabeth, to Charles Minchin of Ne- 
nagh in the county of Tipperary, Efq. ; Anne, to William 
Pinch of the city of Cork, Efq. ; Catharine, to William Green 
of Ballymacreece, Efq. ; and Margaret, to Garret Pitzgerald of 

Vol. VII. M • • Shannon- 


Shannon-Grove in county of Limerick, Efq.— Hugh, the 
eldeft: fon, married Eleanor, daughter of James Fitzgerald of 
StoneUoufe in the county of Clare, and had hTue James-Fitz- 
gerald, who married a daughter and coheir of Hick- 
man, Efq. ; John, of Boher, the fecond fon, married the: 
widow of Mr. Dee, and had iflue two fons; and William, 
the third and youngeft fon, died unmarried. 
(4) Charles Mafley of Donafs in the county of Clare, Efq. fourth 
fon of Hugh, by Amy Benfon, entered into holy orders, 
and was made Dean of Limerick; he married Grace, 
daughter of Sir John Dillon of Lifmullen in county ofMeath, 
Knt. and had iflue by her, who died 1 November, 1 760, 
One fon Sir Hugh-Dillon ; and two daughters, viz. Grace, 
married to William Barton of Fethard, county of Tipperary, 
Efq. ; and Elizabeth, to William Baker of Lifmacue, Efq. 
— Sir Hugh-Dillon, heir to his father, was created a Baronet 
of Ireland 9 October, 1781. He reprefents the county of 
Clare in the prefent parliament •, and by his 'wife Elizabeth, 
daughter of John Stackpole of Anagh in county of Clare, 
Efq. has iffue Hugh, William, Charles, and Elizabeth. 
Hugh. Hugh of Duntrileague, eldeft fon of Hugh Mafley by 
• Amy Benfon, was born in 1685, married Elizabeth, 
fourth daughter of the Right Honourable George Evans of 
Caharas in county of Limerick, father of George created 
Lord Carbery, and had iflue feven fons and four daughters, 

(1) Hugh, created Lord Mafley. 

(2) George, of Elm in the county of Limerick, made Arch- 
deacon of Ardfert, and married Jane, daughter of Simon 
Purdonof Tineranna county of Clare, Efq. 

/*% John, who loft his life in a duel. 

(4.) Godfrey, of Mount Sion, was in holy orders, and died 

before 1778; he married firft Margaret, daughter of William 
Baker of Lifmacue, Efq. and had iflue Hugh, William, and 
Elizabeth ; he married to his fecond wife Elizabeth, relict of 

Dalton, Efq. and had iflue George, Godfrey, and 


{5) William, of the city of Dublin, merchant, died 4 Janua- 

ry, 1777, without iflue by his wife Mary, daughter of Eyre 
Evans of Portrane in the county of Dublin, Efq. 

(6) Eyre, Colonel of the twenty-feventh regiment of foot, and 

a Lieutenant-General of his Majefty's forces ; he married, in 
f 767, Catharine, daughter of the Right Honourable Natha- 
niel Clements, and hath iflue two fons and two daughters, 


MASSEY, Lord MASSE Y. 1^3 

viz. George-Clements ; Nathaniel-William ; Hannah-Ca- 
therine ; and Jane. 

Charles, of Grifton in county of Limerick, Efq. who /„) 
married in April, 1761, Anne, daughter of Jofeph Gub- 
bins of Kilrufh in county of Limerick, Efq. but hath no 

Daughter Mary, married to John Stackpole of Anagh in ( t ) 
County of Clare, Efq. 

Amey, to William Johnfon of Lizard, in county of Lime- (2) 
rick, Efq. 

Elizabeth, to Francis Wheeler of Bally wire in Tipperary, (3) 
Efq. ; and 

Catharine, to Richard Bolton of the North of Ireland, (4) 

Hugh MaiTey, born in 1700, reprefented the county of Hugh, 
Limerick in feveral parliaments ; and was created a Peer of l 
this realm by patent 1 at Dublin 4 Auguft, 1776, purfuant L " 0r - 4 ' > 
to privy feal at St. James's 28 June preceding, by the title 
of Lord MafTeVj Baron of Duntrileague in the county of Li- 
merick ; he fat firfr. in Parliament 18 December, 1777 2 ; 
and his Lordfhip deceafed 30 January, 1788, aged 88. — He 
married firfr, Mary, daughter and heir to Colonel James 
Dawfon of Newforefr. in county of Tipperary, Efq. and had- 
|inTie three fons and one daughter. — He married fecondly, 1 6 
[March, 1754, Rebecca, one of the two daughters and co- 
heirs to Francis Delap, Efq. late of the Ifland of Antigua, 
and by her had ifTue Francis-Hugh (born 13 January, 1755, 
1 Captain in the fifth or royal regiment of Irifh dragoons, 
A-ho, 7 July, 1777, married Jane, only daughter of ■ Wil- 
iam Cullum of Dublin, M. D. and has ifTue one fon and two 
laughters); Eyre, born 13 February, 1757, a Captain in 
he twenty-feventh or Ennifkillen regiment ; George, born 
9 Augufr, 1765, married in July, 1787, to Elizabeth, 
Jdeft daughter of Abel Onge of Hayftown in county of Dub- 
in, Efq. ; Margaret, married to Hugh Baker of Cork, Efq. ; 
lebecca-Frances, to George Robbins of Hymenftown in 
Tipperary, Efq.; Caroline; and Amey. 
The illue by the firfr. wife were, 

Hugh, heir to his father. /, \ 

James, born 10 October, 1736, who, purfuant to the (ij 
rill of his maternal grandfather, affumed the name of Daw- 

M 2 fon, 

Rot. A°. \6 Geo, III. c p. D. R *©. * Lords Jour, V. 24. 

i*4 MASSE Y, Lord MASSE Y. 

fon, and inherited confiderable eftates in England and Ire- 
land- He married Mary, daughter of John Lennard of 
county of Kildare, Efq. and hath hTue Hewitt-MafTey, born 
in 1782 ; and two daughters, Elizabeth, married to Robert- 
Compton Bolton, fecond fon of Robert Bolton of Brazeel in 
county of Dublin, Efq. ; and Maria, unmarried. 

(3) John of Tullamore in King's county, Efq. who was born 

1 October, 1737, was Collector of Maryborough, and mar- 
ried Elizabeth, lifter to William Baker of Lifmacue, Efq. 
but hath no hTue. 

The only daughter Elizabeth, married firft, John Arthur 
of Seafield in county of Dublin, Efq. and had iflue Bene- 
dict, born 27 April, 1755, who entered into holy orders, 
and 9 Auguft, 1776, married Jane, daughter of Thomas 
Bunbury of Kill in county of Carlo w, Efq. ; and Elizabeth, 
born 30 January, 1754, married in September, 1767, to 
Francis Wheeler, the younger, of Ballywire in county of 
Tipperary, Efq. who died 17 June, 1781, leaving by her, 
who re-married with Mr. Mannix of Cork, one fon 
Francis, born in 1776. Mrs. Arthur married to her fe- 
cond hufband, the Rev. Sir Michael Cox, Bart, and by him 
had hTue a daughter Catharine, born in 1 767, married 3 
December, 1787, to William RadcliiFe, Efq. only fon of 
Stephen Radcliffe, L. L. D. Judge of his Majefty's Court of 
Prerogative in Ireland ; and a fon Sir Richard-Eyre Cox, 
Bart, who married Maria, daughter of John O'Brien of Lime- 
rick, Efq. brother to Murrough Earl of Inchiquin ; and he 
loft his life in a boat which he was rowing on a lake adjoining 
his feat of Dunmanway, by the pin which keeps the oar of 
the boat in in its birth breaking, which accident happened 6 
September, 1784. 
Hugh, Hugh, the fecond and prefent Lord MaiTey, was born 14 

2 April, 1733. He reprefented the county of Limerick hi] 
Lord. Parliament ; in September, 1760, he married Catharine, 
eldeft daughter and coheir to Edward Taylor of Ballynort in; 
county of Limerick, Efq. whofe younger daughter married i 
Henry-Thomas, Earl of Carrick ; and by her has ifiue three 
ions and four daughters, viz. 

(0 Hugh, born 24 October, 1761. 

( 2 ) Edward, born 2 1 December, 2 766. 

fa) George-Eyre, born 29 July, 1772. 

The daughters were Mary- Anne ; Catharine 5 Jane ; and : 

Sarah r . 


J Editor's Cotk&ions, Family Information, and Dcbret's Peerage, 8< 


Title.] Hugh Mafley, Lord Baron MaiTey of Duntry- 
league in county of Limerick. 

Creation.] So created 4 Auguft, 1776, 16 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Pearl, on a cheveron, between 3 lozenges, dia- 
mond, a lion pafTant, topaz \ alluding to the original arms 
of his anceftor, Hamo de Mafley, Lord of Mafley in Nor- 
mandy, and of Dunham-MafTey in England, who bore a lion 
difplayed upon his banner. 

Crest.] On a ducal coronet, topaz, a bull's head, ruby, 
attired diamond. 

Supporters.] Dexter, a lion, topaz; iinifter, a leo- 
pard, pearl, both collared and chained, topaz. 

Motto.] Pro libertate patri^. 

Seats.] Duntryleague in county of Limerick, 96 miles 
from Dublin, Stagg-Hall Lodge in faid county, and Suir- 
Caftle in county of Tipperary, 81 miles from Dublin. 



X HE Robinsons of Rokeby, in the North Riding of 31. 
the county of York, are originally defcended from the Ro- 
bertfons, Barons of Strowan in the ihire of Perth, and High- 
lands of Scotland. 

Thefirft. of this branch was William Robinfon of Kendall William, 
in county of Weflmoreland, who fettled there in the reign 
of K. Henry VIII. and had iiiue one daughter Urfula (mar- 
: ried to Thomas Moore of London, merchant) \ and two 
fons, Ralph, and Henry. 

Henry, the younger ion, was a citizen of London, and Family 
married Alice, daughter of Thomas Wilkes of Iflington in of 
county of Middlefex ; who furvived him, and re-married, Cranfley. 
firft, with William JElkin, Alderman of London, and fe- 
condly, with Thomas Owen, Efq. one of the Judges of the 
Common Pleas ; flie died 26 November, 161 3, and was in- 
terred in St. Mary's church Iflington, where a monument 


* This Pedigree (communicated to the Editor) has been collected from, 
feveral entries in the boofe of the Herald's Office, England. 


was erected to her memory ; this Henry purchafed the eftate 
of Cranfley in county of Northampton from Sir Thomas Ce- 
cil, fon to the Lord Treafurer Burleigh, and deceaimg in 
1585, was fucceeded by his eldeft fon, Sir Henry Robinfon 
of Cranfley, Knt. who died 9 December, 163), and was 
alio buried at Iflington, leaving hTue by his firft wife Mary, 
daughter of Sir William Glover, Knt. and Alderman of 
London, Henry his heir, who was baptized at Cranfley 1 1 
January, 1625, and was buried there 25 May, 1665. — He 

married Ann, daughter of Birch in county of Glou- 

cefter, Efq. and by her (who was interred at Cranfley 30 
Augufr, 1677) he had iflue three fons and a daughter.— ~ 
Sir Henry Robinfon, Knt. the eldeft fon, was baptized i 
January, 1660, he fucceeded to the eftate at Cranfley, and 
married Sufanna, fifth daughter of Sir Edward Ernie of 
Whetham in county of Somerfet, Knt, Chancellor of the 
Exchequer in the reign of Charles II. he was fucceeded by 
his only furviving fon J ohn, who was baptized at Cranfley 6 
September, 1683 ; married Anne, daughter of Francis 
Puncombe of Broughton in county of Bucks, Efq. by whom 
he left an only fon John, and two daughters, viz. Frances, 
married to Thomas "Willis of Blitchley in county of Bucks, 
Efq. and Sufanna, to the Rev. Philip Barton, Rector of 
Sherrington in lame county. — John, the only fon, is the 
prefent pofTefTor of Cranfley ; he married Dorothea, daugh- 
ter of Sir William. Chefter of Ghicheley in county of Bucks, 
Bart, by whom he has no iflue. 

Ralph. We now return to Ralph, the eldeft fon of William Ro- 

binfon, who firft fettled at Kendal* He married Agnes (or 
Anne) eldeft daughter, and one of the coheirs to James 
Philips of Brignal, Efq. near Rokeby in Richmondfhire and 
county of York, where he fettled, and was fucceeded by his 
only fon 

XViiiLmi. William, who was the firft of this family that reiided at 
Rokeby (which had been the manfion houfe of Sir Thomas 
Rokeby, Knt. whofe family had been refldent there before, 
and from the time of William the Conqueror.) This Wil- 
liam paid a compofition-fine for not receiving the honour of 
knighthood at the coronation of K. Charles I. He died in 
the year 1643, and was buried in the chancel of Rokeby 
church, leaving ifllie by Mary his wife, daughter of Thomas 
Kill of Thornton in county of York, Efq. two fons, Tho- 
mas and John j and one daughter Catharine (who was mar- 
ried firft to Percivai Philips of Wenfley in county of York, 
Ef:j. by whom ihe had three daughters coheirs, viz* 


Mary, Lucy, and Anne; fhe married fecondly Richard 
Smith of Cottingham in faid county, Efq. but by him had 
no hTue). — John, the fecond fon, was Rector of Burnifton 
in Yorkfhire, and married Catharine, daughter of Doctor 
Wilfon, by whom he had William, his only fon and heir. 

Thomas Robinfon, the eldeft fon, was a Barrifter of Thomas, 
Grays-Inn, of which fociety he was entered 9 Auguft, 1 6 1 2 . 
He raifed a troop of horfe at his own expence in the civil 
wars in the laft century ; was killed near Leeds in county of 
York in the fervice of the parliament, and was buried 20 
June, 1643, m tnat church, where a monument was erected 
to his memory. — In June, 1621, he married Frances, 
daughter of Leonard Smelt of Kirkby-Fleatham in Rich- 
mondfhire, Efq. and by her had hTue four fons and two 
daughters, viz. Mary, married at Rokeby 9 June, 1639, to 
Chriftopher Blencow of Blencow in Cumberland, Efq. ; 
and Frances, who was baptized at Rokeby 15 July, 1627, 
married in June, 1647, to George Gray of Sudwich in the 
county palatine of Durham, Efq. and died 19 July, 1661. 

The fons were 

William, of whom hereafter. . . 

Thomas, who died unmarried. * * 

Matthew, Vicar of Burnifton in Yorkfhire, married Jane, fr>\ 
daughter of Mark Pickering of Thornborough in faid coun- 
ty, Efq. and died without hTue. And 

Sir Leonard Robinfon, Chamberlain of the city of Lon- / \ 
don, who was knighted by K. William 29 October, 1692, Family 
and died in 1696, as appears by his laft will, bearing date 6 of 
Augufl, and proved 4 December that year. — He married Weft- 
Deborah, daughter of Sir James Collet, Knt. then one of Layton. 
the Sheriffs of London, by whom lie had iitiie one fon Tho- 
mas •, and five daughters, viz. Deborah {married to Thomas 
Baker of Weftminiter, county of Middlesex, Efq ? who was 
Conful at Algiers in 1 696, by whom fhe liad an only daugh- 
ter and heir Honor, married to William Chetwynd, Efq. 
who, on the deceafe of his brother, fncceeded to the title of 
Vifcount Chetwynd in the kingdom of Ireland, and left 

iffue) ; Frances (married to Gibbons, by whom fhe 

had two fons, Leonard and John) ; Mary (married to Wil- 
liam Snell, and had iffue James, William ; Deborah, and 
Anne) ; Sarah (married to Thomas Knight, and had by him 
one fon Robinfon Knight, an eminent Banker, living in 
1696, and two daughters, Deborah, and Sarah) •, and Mar- 
garet, married to Elmes Spinks of the county of Northampr 

ton s 


ton, Efq. by whom fhe had one fon Elmes, and two daugh- 
ters, Deborah, and Anne. 

Thomas, the only fon of Sir Leonard Robinfon, was of 
Enfield-Chafe in Middlefex, and of Weft-Layton in county 
of York ; he married Elizabeth, widow of Anthony Light, 
Efq. by whom he had three fons, Matthew ; Thomas j and 
Leonard ; the two youngeft died without iflue at Weft-Lay- 

Matthew of Weft-Layton, the eldeft fon, died in 1 778, aged 
84. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Drakes of the 
town of Cambridge, Efq. (by Sarah, daughter of Thomas 
Morris of Mount-Morris, in the parifh of Monks-Horton, 
and county of Kent, Efq.) which Elizabeth died in 1745, 
and was buried at Monks-Horton. — -The iflue of this mar- 
riage were feven fons and two daughters, viz. Elizabeth (the 
eldeft daughter) married to Edward Montague of Aller- 
thorpe in county of York, Efq. fon of Charles , fifth fon of 
Edward the nrft Earl of Sandwich, Member in feveral Par- 
liaments for the town of Huntingdon, by whom fhe had an 
only child, John Montague, born in Dover-ftreet, Weft- 
minfter 1 r May, 1743, who died 17 Auguft, 1744, and was 
buried at Burnifton in Yorkfhire) j Sarah, the fecond daugh- 
ter, married George Lewis Scott, Efq. one of the Commif- 
floners of excife. — The feven fons were Matthew (of Mount- 
Morris in county of Kent, and of Weft-Layton in York- 
ihire ', he was Reprefentative in the 1 o and j 1 Parliaments 
of Great Britain for the city of Canterbury, and has afiumed 
the lirname of Morris, purfuant to the will of his maternal 
great grandfather, Thomas Morris, and is now living) ; 
Thomas (of Lincolns-Inn, Barrifter at Law, who died un- 
married in December, 1747, and was buried at Monks- 
Horton^ ; Morris (of the Six Clerks office, died in Dublin 
1 7 October, 1777? and was buried in a vault under the choir 
of the Cathedral Church of Armagh in Ireland. He married 
'jane, eldeft daughter of John Greenland of Lovelace in the 
parifh of Betherfdeh in Kent, Gent, and left iffue two fons, 
viz. Morris of the Middle Temple, born in the parifh of St. 
Andrew, Holborn ; and Matthew, born in the faid parifh, 
who has aimmed the firname and arms of Montague, by vir- 
tue of the King's iign manual, purfuant to the petition of 
Elizabeth his aunt, widow of Edward Montague, Efq. above 
mentioned. In the year 1785 he married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter and heir to Francis Charlton, Efq. defcended from the 
ancient family of Charlton in county of Salop, and has iflue 
by this Lady, Edward, born 6 July, 1787)5 Robert (was a 



Captain in the jferviee of the Eaft India Company, and died 
|in China about 1755, unmarried); William (Rector of 
JBurghfield, in Berkfhire, and of Denton, in county of 
IKent, he has iffue by his wife Mary, daughter of Adam 
jRichardfon of Kenfmgton, in Middlefex, Gent, one fon 
[Matthew, and two daughters, Sarah and Mary, all minors) j 
jjohn (Fellow of Trinity-Hall, in the Univeriity of Cam- 
jbridge) ; and Charles, Recorder of Canterbury, and repre- 
sentative in the laft and prefent parliaments for that city, 
Iwho has iffue by Mary, his wife, fecond daughter of the 
above-mentioned John Greenland, an only child Sarah, now 
(the wife of "William Hongham, Efq. of the county of 

Having thus Ihewn the defeent from the younger fons William. 
of Thomas Robinfon (by Frances, daughter of Leonard 
Smelt), we proceed with tlie line of his eldeft fon William, 
I from whom Lord Rokeby more immediately derives ; the 
jfaid William was baptized at Rokeby 28 December, 1624, 
land was living there at the time of Sir William Dugdale's 
vifitation of that county in 1665. — -^ e was known in the 
} North Riding of the county of York, and in the county of 
! Durham, by the appellation of the Jufitce, from his dili- 
I gent attention, during the courfe of a long life, to the du- 
ties of a Juftice of the Peace (on the due execution of 
I which office, the tranquility and good order of every civi- 
j jized community very much depends). He married, 26 
1 March, 1644, Mary, eldeft daughter and coheir to Francis 
Lavton of Rawdon, in the county of York, Efq. (by Mar- 
garet, daughter of Sir Hugh Brown, Knt, and Mailer of 
the Jewel Office to K. Charles I. and II.) fhe died in 1658, 
and was buried at Rokeby. having had iffue Thomas; and 
j two daughters, Frances (baptized at Rokeby 25 January, 
1646-7, and married to Michael Pickering of Thornborough, 
j in county of York, Efq.) ; and Anne, who died young. 

Thomas, the only fon and heir, was baptized at Roke-'r<homas- 
; by 4 January, 1650, and was buried there 26 June, I719. 
I He married Grace, eldeft daughter of Sir Henry Stapviton 
of Myton, in county of York, Bart, (by Elizabeth, daugh- 
I ter of Conyers, Lord Darcy, fjrft Earl of HoIdernefTe) and 
by her (who was buried at Martin-Abbey, in Surry) left 
j iffue a daughter, Elizabeth (who dying unmarried in 1739, 
1 aged 6$) was buried near her mother) *, and one fon 

William, baptized at Rokeby 23 September, 1675; ne wir 
I died 24 February, 1719-20, and was buried at Martin- A b- * iam * 
[?ey y having married Anne, daughter and heir to Robert 







Walters of Cundall, in the North Riding of the county of 
York, Efq. left iffue by this Lady (who died in July, 1730, 
and was buried near her hufband) feven fons and two 
daughters, Anne (the eldeft child, was born at York 4 Not 
vember, 1699, died 5 June, 17^9, and was buried near 
her parents, having been married firft to Robert Knight, 
Efq. father to the Earl of Catherlough, and, after his de- '. 
ceafe, to James Creflett, Efq. Secretary to the Princefs 
Dowager of Wales, and Comptroller of the accounts of the 
army) j Grace, the youngeft child, was born at Stockwell, 
in county of Surry, 5 January, 17 18, and married in 1739: 
to William Friend, D. D. Dean of Canterbury, only fon of 
Robert Friend, D. D. head Matter of Weflminfter fchool, 
and Prebendary of Weftminfter ; he died 26 November, 
1 766, and was buried, at Whitney, in county of Oxford -, 
and £he deceafing 28 December, 1776, was interred with 
her hufband, having had iffue three fons, Robert ; Wil- 
liam ; and John, Archdeacon of Armagh, in Ireland \ and 
one daughter, Elizabeth. The fons were 

Sir Tho:»:as, who fucceeded at Rokeby, and was created^ 
a Baronet. 

, v R.obert, who died young. 

Sir William, who fucceeded his brother. 

Henry, a Major in the army ? who was killed at the at- 
tack on Fort-Lazare, near Carthagena, in 1741. 
(<j) John, died young. 

(6) Richard, advanced to the Peerage. And 

( 7 ) Sir Septimus, who received his firft commillion in the 
army in the 2 1 year of h f is age ; and in the courfe of 1 5 
years he ferved fix campaigns as Aid de Camp under three 
different Commanders, one under Mcniieur Clermont Gal- 
leronde, in the French army ; two under Marihal Wade, 
one in Flanders, the other in the rebellion in 1 745 ; and 
three under Marihal Ligonier in Flanders. On the death 
of Frederick, Prince of Wales, in 1 75 1 , the Princefs Dowa- 
ger received him into her family at Kcav, and he was en- 
trufted with the care and inftruction of the Dukes of Glou- 
cefter and Cumberland j in this employment he continued 
near nine years. He quitted the army when he had been 
advanced to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel of the guards ; 
and was promoted by the favour of his prefent Majeity, in 
the firft. year of his reign, to the office of ITfher of the 
Black-Rod, and received the honour of Knighthood. He 
departed this life on 6 September, 1765, at Brough, in 
county of Weftmoreland, on his return from Ireland, and 



was buried in the family vault under the new church at 


Sir Thomas Robinfon, the eldeft fon, foon after he came Sir 
into poiTeffion of his eftate, purchafed a commiffion in Thomas, 
the army, and was created a Baronet of Great Britain i o ' 
March, 1730, with a remainder in failure of ilTue-male in Baronet, 
his own family, to Mathew Robinfon, Efq. of Wefc-Lav- 
ton. — In 1727, he was elected reprefentative in parliament 
for the borough of Morpeth, in Northumberland. — 2? 
October, 1728, he married Elizabeth, eldeit daughter of 
Charles Howard, third Earl of Carlifle, and widow of Ni- 
cholas, Lord Lechmere 5 fhe died at Bath, without iiTue, 
jo April, 1 7 39, and was buried in the family vault under 
the new cruirch at Rokeby. — In 1735, ne was appointed 
one of the Commiffioners of the Excife. --In 1 74 1 , was con r 
ftituted Governor of Barbadoes, and continued in that go- 
vernment till April 1747 > during his residence in that 
ifland he married, to his fecond wife, the widow of Samuel 
Salmon of Barbadoes, Efq but by her (whofe maiden name 
was Booth) he had no hTue. On 22 September, 1761, 
he was appointed by his Majefty to repreient the Duke of 
Normandy at his Coronation, and was then knighted. He 
died at Chelfea, in county of Middlefex, 3 March, 1777, 
and was buried at Martin- Abbey. — He was fucceeded in the 
title of Baronet by his next furviving Brother 

Sir William Robinfon, who never engaged in any public sir 
bufmefs, but pofTerTed the confidence and friendfhip of an William 
extenfive acquaintance in an eminent degree in private life. 2 
He died in the year 1785, at Bath, and was buried in a Baronet, 
vault under the choir of the Cathedral of Armagh, in Ire- 
land, which had been granted by the Dean and Chapter to 
Richard, Lord Primate. 

Sir Richard, the third Baronet, and prefent Lord Roke- gj r 
by, was educated at Weftminiter fchool, and was elected Richard 
from the King's College there to Chrift Church, Oxford \ Lord 
he was removed from thence by Doctor Blackburne, Arch- Rokeby. 
bifhop of York, who appointed him his Chaplain, and col- 
lated him firft. to the Reclpry of Elton, in the Eaft Riding of 
county of York, and next to the Prebend of Grindal, in 
the Cathedral Church of York. — In the year 175:, he at- 
tended the Duke of Dorfet, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 
as his firft Chaplain, and was the fame year promoted to 
the Bilhoprick of Killala. When the Duke of Bedford was 
Lord lieutenant of Ireland, he was tranflated (in the year 
1 759) to the united Sees of Leighlin and Ferns,, and in 

1 761 


i 761 to the See of Kildare. — In the year 1765, when thel 
Duke of Northumberland was Lord Lieutenant, he was ad-l 
vanced to the Primacy of Ireland, and conftituted Lord 
Almoner % and by the Duke of Cumberland, then Chan-ii 
cellor of the Univerfity of Dublin, he was appointed Viceji 
Chancellor, in which office he was continued by the Dukes 
of Bedford and Gloucefter, fucceflive Chancellors of that!; 
Univerfity. — In 1777, when Earl Harcourt was Lord Lieu-|: 
tenant of Ireland, the King was pleafed by privy f eal at St. \ 
James's 6 February *, and by patent 2 at Dublin, 26 of thati 
month, to create him Baron Rokeby of Armagh, in the) 
kingdom of Ireland, with remainder to the aforefaid Mat- 
thew Robinfon of Weft-Layton, Efq. and in 1783, he was 
appointed Prelate of the moft illuftrious order of St. Pa- 
trick. — In the year 1787, he was appointed one of the Lords i 
Juftices of Ireland, with the Lord Chancellor, and the 
Speaker of the Houfe of Commons. He fucceeded to the 
title of Baronet, on the death of his brother Sir "William, 
in the year 1785, and is the furvivor, in the direct male 
line, of the Robinfons of Rokeby, being the eighth in 
defcent from William of Kendal above-mentioned. 

Titles.] Sir Richard Robinfon, Lord Baron Rokeby 
of Armagh, and Baronet. 

Creations.] Baronet of England \o March, 1730, 3 
Geo. III. and Baron Rokeby of Armagh 26 February, 1777, 
17 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Emerald, on a cheveron, between three Roe- 
bucks trippant, topaz, as many quatorfoils, ruby. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a Roebuck trippant, topaz, 

Supporters.] Two Roebucks, proper, ducally gorg- 
ed and chained, topaz, the dexter charged on the breafl 
with a mullet, pearl, the finifter with a quatorfoil, ruby. 

Motto.] Non nobis solum sed toto mundq 


* Signet Office, and Rot. Pat. A . 1 7 Geo. III. 3. p. D. R. 1 . 3 Idem, 

Rot. R. C.6. 


C 173 1 


X HE family of Burton were featedfor ages, prior to the 33, 
year 1460, in Richmondihire, in county of York, as ap- 
pears from authentic evidences l ; and William Burton, in 
page 136 of his Commentary on the Itinerary of Antoninus, 
tells us, " That the Burtons were a family fometime, for no 
" ordinary relations, not to be mentioned in this place, 
<c very gracious with the feveral Princes of the Royal Houfe 
« of York, and we have yet fome memories, that Sir Ed- 
" ward Burton, Knt. ferved that fide in fourteen fet battles." 

Edward Burton, of the court of York, the imme- Sir 
diate anceftor of Lord Conyngham, for his good fervices Edward* 
and unfhaken loyalty to the Houfe of York, in their con- 
tell: with that of Lane after for the Crown of England, had 
the lingular honour of a Knight Banneret conferred on him 
by K. Edward IV. in the year 1460, after the battle of 
St. Alban's. Sir Edward afterwards fettled at Longnor, in 
the county of Salop, where he deceafed and left a fon 3 and 

Sir Robert, who fucceeded at Longnor 3 , was knighted Sir 
by K. Edward IV. and in 1478, had the grant of the pre-Robert; 
fent arms, under the hand and feal of John Wryth, Norroy 
King of Arms f He had a fon 

Sir Edward Burton, living in 1496, and Mafter of the Sir 
Robes to K. Henry VII. 4 . He married Jocofa, daughter Edward, 
of Thomas Creflet of Upton-Creffet, in county of Salop, 
Efq.; died 23 April, 1524, and was buried at St. Chads, 
in Shrewfbury 5 , leaving ilTue by her (who died in 1500, 
and was buried alfo at St. Chads) two ions, viz. John, his 
heir ; and Thomas 6 . 

John fucceeded at Longnor, and married Elizabeth, John, 
daughter of Thomas Poyner of Bosflow, in county of Salop, 
Efq. by his wife Lucia, daughter of Sir Nicholas Eyton of 


* Compiled from the Honor, de Richmond ; Pedigree and family pa- 

j- Viz. A fhield, azure and purple, parted in pale, a crofs enrrailed, or, 
between four rofes, argent : Crefl, a gauntlet argent, let on a Ducal Ccro-> 
net, on a wreath, or and azure. 

1 Honor, de Richmond, a Pedigree, 3 id. 4 {d. S Id. 6 Id. 


Eyton, in county of Salop, Efq. ; * by her he had one fon* 
Edward ; and feven daughters, viz. Jane, married to Thomas 
Corbet of Longnor, Efq. ; Eleanor, to Randulph Banifter 

of Lacon, Efq. ; Ankakoka, a nun ; Anne, to Bof- 

tock of Morton-Say, in county of Salop, Efq. ; Ankred, to 

Wright of London, Efq. ; the fixth, to Pefge 

, of London, Efq. ; and Mary, to Barker of Bridg- 
north, in county of Salop 2 . 
Edwards Edward, the only fon, fucceeded at Longnor ; he was a 
zealous Proteftant, and during Q^ Mary's reign, "by many 
<€ ways and courfes, efcaped the hands of fuch as lay in 
« wait for him ; when one day fitting alone in his upper 
" parlour at Longnor, he heard a general ring of all the 
tc bells in Shrewfbury, whereunto, in St. Ceadda's parilh, 
" his houfe belonged ; his foul divining that it was for (X 
«* Mary's death, yet longing to know the truth, and loath 
< c to truft his fervants, he fent his eldeft fon, willing him 
< e to throw up his hat if it was fo ; who finding it, and do- 
" ing as he was directed, the good man retired from the 
" window, and recovering his chair, for extremity of joy 
" fuddenly expired. The Protectants being at that time de- 
tc barred from Chriftian interment in churches, he was 
€C buried in his garden, by the fifh ponds, and a monu- 
w ment fet over him. 3 " 

He married Anne, daughter and heir to Nicholas Ma- 
docks of Wem and Cotton, in county of Salop, Gent, and 
had hTue four fons and three daughters, viz. Thomas, who 
fucceeded at Longnor ; Edward, of whom hereafter ; Hum- 
phry ; and Timothy ; daughter Mary (married to Sir Ri- 
chard Lloyd of Ripton, Knt.); Dorothy (to John Mitton 
of Wefton, in county of Stafford, Efq.); and Catharine j 
to George Corbet of Hope, in county of Salop, Efq. 
Family Thomas, the eldeft fon, and heir to his father, married 
of Catharine, daughter and coheir to William Beyft of Atcham, 
Longnor. m C ounty of Salop, Efq. and had hTue four fons, Edward, 
William, John, and Rowland -, and four daughters, Anne, 
who married Charles More of Millechope-Hall, Gent. ; 
and Sarah, Margaret, and Elizabeth^ who died unmarried. 
Edward, the eldeft fon, fucceeded at Longnor in 1623, an< ^ 
marrying Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Newton of High- 
lev, in county of Salop, Efq. had iiiue four fons and four 
daughters, viz. Francis, Richard, Thomas, and John ; 


1 Pedigree. 2 Idem. 3 Burton's Commentary on Anto- 

ninus's Itinerary, p. 136. 


daughter Magdalen, (married to Hopwood of 

Milton in county of Hereford, Efq.) ; Margaret, who died 
voung ; Margaret (married to "Walter Fowler, third fon of 
Richard Fowler of Harnage-grange in county of Salop, 

Efq.) ; and Johanna, to Turner of county of 

Salop, Efq. — Francis, the eldeft fon, married Katha- 
rine, daughter of Jacob Walton of Doderidge in county 
of Derby, Efq. and had ilrue an only fon Thomas, who 
died at Longnor 24 April, 1695, leaving riliie by his wife 
Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Berkeley of Spetchley in 
county of Worcefter, Efq. three Ions and fix daughters, viz* 
Robert ; Thomas ; Edward ; daughter Anne (married to 
Sir Walter Wrottefley of Wrottefley in county of Stafford, 
Bart.)-, Elizabeth (tojofeph Jones of Chilton in county of 
Salop) ; Catharine, Mary, Ifabella, and Penelope, died un- 
married. — Robert, fucceeding at Longnor, was High Sheriff 
jf the county of Salop in the year 1 709 ; he married Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Martin Ballard of Evefham in county of 
Worcefter, Gent, and had irTue Thomas, born 21 Decem- 
ber, 1705, who died unmarried in Auguft, 1730; and a 
daughter Anne, born 15 Auguft, 1702, who married in 
May, 1722, Thomas Lingen of Radbrooke in county of 
Gloucefter, Efq. and died in May, 1737, leaving iiTue an 
mly fon Robert, who fucceeded his uncle Thomas (the laft 
3f that line of Burton) at Longnor; by act of parliament 
ifliimed the name of Burton •, and in June, 1 749, married 
Anne, eldeft daughter of Thomas Hill of Tern in county of 
Salop ; he ferved the office of Sheriff for Salop in 1763. 

Edward, the fecond fon of Edward Burton of Longnor, Edward, 
who died in November, 1558, married, and had two fons 
Francis and Thomas. 

Francis came into Ireland in the year 161 o, accompanied 
ivith his brother, and fettled at Ballyea, part of the eft ate of 
Buncraggy in the county of Clare, in 161 1, as appears by a 
eafe thereof granted to him that year by Donogh Earl of 
fhomond ; and the town of Ennis in that county being 
ncorporated by charter, dated 16 February, 10 K. James, 
he faid Francis was therein appointed one of the firft free 
Jurgeffes \ and dying without ifiue, he appointed his 
brother Thomas his heir. 

Which Thomas was feated at Buncraggy, a leafe of Thomas, 
hat eftate being granted to him by Donogh Earl of 
rhomond, as appears in a demife. to his fon Samuel, of the 
aid eftate of Buncraggy, by Barnabas Earl of Thomond. — - 

tie married Anne, daughter of Shepherd of Bav- 



cote, about the Cordals, in county of Hereford, Efq. l and 
left uTue by her one fon and two daughters, viz. Martha % 
married to John Andrews, D. D. Incumbent of Ennis, and 
died without hTue ; and Jane, married to Allan Swanwick 
of Worfwall in county of Chefter, Gent. His only fon 

Samuel. Samuel, who fucceeded at Buncraggy in 16 £7, and was 
Sheriff of the county of Clare in 1 669 ; he married Margery, 

daughter of Harris, Efq. deceafed in 1 7 1 2, for the 

probate of his will is dated 1 December in that year ; leaving! 
hTue by her, a daughter Dorothy, who married David Bin- 
don 3 of Cloony in county of Clare, Efq.-, and three fons, viz. 
(j\ Francis, his fucceiTor. 

( 2 ) Charles, who married Mary 4 , daughter of Walter Hick- 
man of county of Clare, Efq. and died without ifTue. And 

(3) Benjamin 5, Banker and Alderman of Dublin, Lord 
Mayor in 1706, and chofen to Parliament for faid city in 
1703, 1713J I 7 I 5» an d T 7 2 3 5, ^ e married Grace 7 , 
daughter of Robert Stratford of Belan in county of Kildare, 
Efq. and dying 28 8 May, 1728, left by his faid wife, (who 
died in London in July, 1721) a numerous iiiiie *. 


* Viz. fix fons and fix daughters ; Samuel of Burton-Hall county of Car- 
low, Ei'q. ; Robert (Captain of the Battle-axe guards, and M. P. for the 
town of Carlow in 172.7 9 ; he married Catharine, daughter of Thomas 
Ryves of Rathfallagh, Efq. but died without iffue) ; Benjamin ; Edward ; 
Charles (Alderman of Dublin, knighted by the L. L. Harrington, and cre- 
ated a Baronet a October, 1758; he married Margaret, eldeft daughter oi 
Richard Meredych of Shrowland, county of Kildare, Efq. and had a fon 
Charles, his fucceffor ; who married Catharine, third daughter of John, the 
late Lord Defart, and fix daughters, viz. Anne, Letitia, and Sarah, 
who died young ; Grace, married to Sir Edward Newenham, Knt. M. P. 
for county of Dublin ; Jane ; and Catharine (married to Bowes Benfon,i 
Efq.) ; Francis (the fixth fon of Alderman Benjamin Burton, was a Major oi 
horfe, married 14 December, 1738, Rachel, eldeft daughter of Doctor 
Edward Smyth, Bifhop of Down and Connor, and dying fuddenly 1 1 April, 
175a, left a 'fon William, who deceafed at Glenarm, the feat of the Earl of 
Antrim, in October, 1 767, unmarried, and two daughters, Mary and Grace, 
one of whom was married to Richard Cox, Efq. only fon of Doctor Michael 
Cox, Archbifhop of Cafhel) ; the daughters of Alderman Benjamin Burton 
were, Mary, married to Philip Doyne, Efq. and died 10 Auguft., 1705 ; 
Grace, to Edward Hoare, Efq. Counfellor at Law? and died 8 Auguft, 1 709; 
Elizabeth, to Richard Hoare, Efq.; Lettice, to Henry Brooke of Cole- 
Brooke in county of Fermanagh, Efq. ; Abigail, to John Watch, Efq. ; and 


1 Ulfter's Office. 2 Idem. 3 Id. * Id. * Idem 

6 Commons Journals. ? lckmi. 8 Act of Parliament for reiiei 

of the Bank Creditors. N. B. The Bank flopped payment z$ June, 1743. 
- Commons Jour. 



Francis Burton, the eldeft. fon, fucceeded his father ; he Francis, 
was Ufher of the Court of Chancery in Ireland ; 28 July, 
1 690, he was appointed Sheriff of the county of Clare, bV 
K. William then at the camp near Kiicullen ; no perfon was 
returned for that county in 1691 ; but we find the laid Fran- 
cis returned again 19 November, 1692, in which year, and 
in 1695, I 7°3> and 17 13 *, he was chofen to Parliament 
for the borough of Ennis. — He married Alice 2 , daughter of 
Thomas Tilfon, Efq. Clerk of the Houfe of Commons, and 
deceafed 1 July, 17 14, having had illue eight fons and four 
daughters, viz. Samuel and Thomas, who died young ; 
Francis his heir ; Edward 3 , Counfellor at Law \ Benjamin, 
who died without ifTue ; Thomas, Major of the fecond re- 
giment of horfe (who married Dorothy, daughter of the 
Right Honourable John Foriter, Lord Chief Juftice of the 
Court of Common Pleas, and died in 1720; by her he had 
ifTue three daughters, the eldeft. married to William Stack- 
pole, Efq. ; the fecond to Crofton Vandeleur, Efq. ; and the 
youngeft to Edward Fitzgerald of Stonehall in countv of 
Clare, Efq.) ; Henry and John died without illue. 

Vol. VIL N The 

Jane. ■■ Samuel of Burton-hall in county of Carlow, Efq Banker and Al- 
derman of Dublin, eldeft fon of Alderman Benjamin, was elected to Parlia- 
ment for the Borough of Sligo in 1713, and for Dublin in 1727, 17 Tune 4 , 
1708, he married to his firft wife Anne, daughter of Charles Campbell of 
Dublin, Efq. and by her (who was killed by the fall of a fcaifold, 2,0 October, 
1714, being then great with child, as fhe was viewing the coronation of 
K. George I.) had three fons and one daughter, viz. Benjamin his heir, born 
19 July, 1700; Hughes, born 20 January, 1710; Samuel; and a daughter 
Catharine, married 2.8 February, 1731, to Nicholas Vifcount Netterville 5 ; 
Mr. Burton married fecondly Mary Hinde, by whom he had a daughter 
Mary, and deceafmg at Burton-hall, was fucceeded by his fon Benjamin, 
who was chofen to Parliament for Knocktopher 16 November, 1741, and in 
1 761 for the county *>f Carlow; he was a Member of the Privy Council in 
Ireland, in 1760 was appointed a Commillioner of his iVfajefty's re- 
venues, and held his place at that Board 'till his deceafe in 1766. 9 Decem- 
ber, 1734, he married Anne, fecond furviving daughter of Brabazon, Earl 
of Befsborough, and had iffue three fons and two daughters, Benjamin, who 
fucceeded, as did William ; Campbell died an infant; the daughters were, 
Sarah, married in 1763 to John Hyde of Caftle-Hyde in county of Cork, 
Efq. ; and Anne, who died in March, J70~4. Benjamin, the eldeft fon, 
fucceeded at Burton-hall, was chofen to parliament 17 November, 1757, f° r 
:he county of Sligo, and Z2 April, 1 761, for the borough of Boyle; dying 
mmarried in 1763, he was fucceeded by his brother William, born in 1739; 
:hofen to parliament for the borough of Gownn in 176"! ; and married \% 
December, 1763, to the daughter and heir of Henry Alton of Wcft- 
A.6lon, county of Wicklow, Counfellor at Law, deceafed; and by her had a 
on born in September, 1766, and other children 5 . 

1 Commons Journals. 2 Ulfter's OJSce. 3 Idem. * Com- 

mons Journals. 5 Lodge's CollecT: . 


The daughters of Mr. Burton were, Elizabeth, married to 
the Right Honourable Theophilus Clements, uncle to Ro- 
bert, created Lord Leitrim ; Margery, Catharine, and Anne, 
who died without hTue, 
Francis. Francis., the eldeft iurviving fon *, was born I December, 
1696, and fucceeded at Buncraggy. — In 1721 he waschofen 
to parliament for the town of Coleraine, as he was in 1727 for 
the county of Claie % and the King was pleafed to call him 
into his Privy Council. Deceafing 20 March, 1743, he was 
interred at St. Mary's church Dublin 3 .— He married Mary 4 , 
third and youngeft daughter of Lieutenant- General Henry 
Conyngham of Slane in county of Meath, and fifter to Hen- 
* ry Earl Conyngham, whofe eftates (with the title of Baron to 
the elder fon) having devolved to the fons of his faid fifter, 
we fhall here trace his Lordfhip's defcent from 
William, William Cunninghame 5 , or Conyngham, the 
Earl of fourth Earl of Glencairn j who died in 1547, and having 
Glen- married to his fecond wife Margaret, daughter of John 
cairn. Campbell of Weft Loudon, had five fons ; from the youngeft 
of whom, William, Henry Earl Conyngham more imme- 
diately derived. Which William was confecrated Bifhop of 
William. Argyle in Scotland in 1539 6 , and left a fon William, who 
was feated at Conyngham-Head, and had two fons, William, 
who fucceeded his father at Conyngham-Head, and was 
Alexan- create< * a Baronet of Nova Scotia in 1627 7 > anc * Alexan- 
der . der, who entering into holy orders, came into Ireland, and was, 
in 161 1, the firft Proteftant minifter of Enver and Killymard 
in the county of Donegall j on the removal of Archibald Adair 
from the Deanery of Raphoe to the Biihoprick of Killala in 
May, 1630, he was promoted 27 April, 163 1, to that Dean- 
ery. He fettled at Mount-Charles in the county of Donegall, 
which eftate he held by leafe from the Earl of Annandale 8 
and he married, as weprefume, Marian, daughter of John 
Murray of Broughton, by his wife Marian, third daughter 
of Sir James Murray of Cockpool, Baronet, eldeft fon of Sir 
Charles Murray, and brother to John, created Earl of An- 
nandale in 1624, by his wife Jenet, daughter of Sir Williarr 
Douplas of Drumlanrig, anceftor to the Dukes of Queenf 


r Uliler's Office. 2 Commons Journals. 3 Lodge's Collect- 

and St, Mary's Regiftry. 4 Ulfter's Office. S See Douglas' 

Peerage, pa. 289, who fays, " the name of Cunninghame was adopted b; 
the family from the lands of Cunninghame, (part of their poffeffions) in th« 
ihlreoiAir." 6 Beatibn's Inde* 3 part II. page i$z. ' ' Beatfon, p 

s_9§. "* Family Papers. 


berry. He deeeafed 3 September, 1 660 *, and was interred, 
as was his wife, in the Cathedral Church of Raphoe, having 
had iffue twenty-feven children, of whom four fons and five 
daughters furvived their infancy, and were, Alexander of 
Aighin ; Sir Albert, of whom hereafter ; George, who 
died unmarried j William, of Ballydavit ; the elderl daugh- 
ter, married to Montgomery of Bonnyglen, Efq. ; the 

fecond, to Hamilton, Efq. ; the third to Lind- 

fay, Efq. ; Catharine, the fourth, firft to James Leflie, 
Efq. father, by her, to the celebrated Doctor John Leflie, 
and fecondly to Thomas Dunbar of Ennifkillen, Efq. ; and 
Ifabella, the fifth, to Doctor John Leflie, fucceffively Dean 
and Bifhop of Raphoe, and afterwards Bifhop of Clogher, 
as will appear in the note f . 

N 2 Sir 

* On the death of Dean Conyngham, the Deanery was granted in com- 
mendam to Doctor John Lefley, Bifhop of Raphoe, purfuant to Privy Seal, 
dated 9 February, 1660. (Rot. 13 Car. II. 2, pt. D.) 

f William Leflie, fourth Baron of JBalquhain in Scotland, who died in the F am -:j«? 
reign of K.James III. in 1457 married to his fecond wife Agnes Irvine, f 
daughter of the Laird of Drum, and had a fon Alexander, who obtained from Lpflj e 
his fatker the barony of Wardis in the county of Aberdeen, with divers other 
lands. He was living in 1478, married the heirefs of Balcomie, and by her 
had five daughters, and a fon John, living in 1510, who married firft a daughter 
of ■ Stewart, by whom no iffue ; fecondly Margaret, daughter of William. 
| Crichton of Frendraught, and had a daughter Margaret and a fon Alexander; 
thirdly a daughter of — — Forbes, Laird of Echt, by whom he had William 
and Walter 5 faurthly Agnes, daughter of Patrick Gordon of Haddo, ancef- 
tor to the Earl of Aberdeen, by whom he had two daughters, and a fon An- 
drew ; and he married fifthly a daughter of —— Chalmers, Laird of Ballbi- 
than, by whom he had two daughters, and a fon Rob er t . Alexander fuc- 
ceeded to the barony of Wardis, was living in 1545, an ^ married Margaret, 
daughter of Alexander Forbes of Towie, by her he had William his heir ; Pa- 
trick of Duncanilown ; Alexander of Dyce ; Catharine; Agnes; and four 

other daughters. -William, who fucceeded, got a charter under the great 

feal from K.James IV. dated 3 June, 1575, and being a man of extraordinary 
agility, was appointed the King's Falconer ; he married Janet, daughter of 
Robert Innes of Innermarkie, and had iffue four daughters and five fons, of 
whom Walter died unmarried ; John, fifth Baron of Wardis, who continued 
that line ; George of Crichie, of whom hereafter ; William, who married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir George Ogilvie of Banff, and died in 1606, hav- 
ing had a fon, who died young ; and James, who married Margaret Erfkine, 
daughter of the Laird of Pittodrie, and had two fons 1 , of whom the eldeft 
fon James diftinguifhed himfelf in the Royal caufe ajainft the i-epublican 
party and the ufurper, and was very inftrumental in flopping the progrefs 
of the rebellion ; he married, as in the text, and had a daughter Catharine 
(married to the Rev. James Hamilton . of Montgavelin in county of Donegal!, 
and Archdeacon of Raphoe) and a fon Doctor John Leflie, who fignaiized 
himfelf in defence of the Proteitant intereft at the critical period 01 the 
revolution- — -He poffeffed the confiderabie rectory of Urney in diocefs of 


t Baronage of Scotland, P' 2 5"3 ' 


Sir Sir Albert, fecond fon of Dean Conyngham, was ap- 

Albert, pointed, by letters patent at Wettminfter 4 December,. 

Derry x , and a large eftate, which enabled him to raife a company of foot,, 
and a troop of dragoons ; at the head of the latter, he performed fer- 
vices fo important to the ftate, that both King and Parliament bore ample 
teflimony to his merits by divers grants of lands in counties of Kerry, &c* 
He deceafed Z4 February, 1700, having married Mariana, daughter of the 
Rev. Humphry Galbraith 3 of county of Derry, and by her had ilfue three 
ions and four daughters, viz. John, who fell in the battle of Aghrim, at 
the head of his father's troop, unmarried; James; George, who married 
and had iffue ; the daughters were Elizabeth, who died young ; Ifabella, 
married to Thomas Knox, Efq. ; Lettice, to Walter Johnfon, Efq. ; and: 
Catharine, to Thomas Enright, Efq. —, the fecond 1 fon, fettled 
in Kerry, and inherited the refolution and bravery, as well as the patrimony 
of his anceftors ; he married Sarah, daughter of Colonel Kelly, and by her 
had a fon John, who fueceeded his father; James, fuceeffor to his brother j 
and Robert, who married and had iffae. — John, the eldeft fon, had a daugh- 
ter Lucy, who died unmarried ; and deceaiing without iffue male, James, 
the fecond fon, became poffeffed of the family eftate, and marrying Joyce,. 
lifter and coheir to Thomas Lyfter of Lyfter- Field in county of Rofcomon, 
Efq , had by her two fons and feven daughters, viz. Edward ; Richard, 
who entered into holy orders, in right of his mother, fueceeded to a 
confiderable eftate (which hath fince paffed to Arthur Champagne, Dean of 
Clonmacnoife) and is yet unmarried ; daughters Elizabeth, Joyce, Barbara, 

and Elizabeth, died unmarried ; Mariana, married to Bonham, Efq. 

and is deceafed ; Catharine, to James Scott, Efq.; and Martha, to Rev. James 
Lowry the younger. ■ ■ ■ Edward, the eldeft fon of the Bifhop, fueceeded to 
the eftates of his anceftors, and became feated at Tarbert-Houfe in county of 
Kerry ; in April 1787, he was chofen to parliament for the borough of 
Old-Letghlin in county of Carlow, in the room of Henry-Lawes, Lord Lut- 
trell, then fummoned, as Earl Carhampton, to the Houfe of Peers, and 3 
September following w r as created a Baronet of Ireland. — He married Anne ? 
daughter of Colonel Hugh Cane, M. P. for the borough of Tallagh, and 
by her hath an only daughter Catharine-Louifa. 

We return now to George Leflie of Crichie, third fon of William fourth 
Baron of Wardis ; he married Margerie, daughter of Patrick Leflie, Laird of 
Kincragie, and by her was father of Rev. John Leflie 4 , who was born in the 
North of Scotland in 1572; at an early period he travelled into Spain, Italy 
and Germany, but rcfided principally in France, whers he became an extra- 
ordinary proficient in r-ncient and modern learning, and a mafter of the 
French, Spaniih, Italian, and Latin languages; he continued abroad 2, 2 years,, 
on his return home in 16a 8, was confecrated Bifhop of Orkney, or the 
Ifles 5 , and was appointed a Member of the Privy Council; he took the 
deo-ree ofD. D. in the Univerfity of Oxford, and came into Ireland with. 
Tames Leflie anceftor of Sir Edward ; on his arrival he was made a free 
denizen of Ireland, and 1 July, 1633, was appointed of the Privy Council 
in this kingdom 7 , alfo by patent 1 June preceding he was promoted to the 
Epifcopal See of Raphoe B ; o February, j66"o, he had a grant of the Deanery 
of Raphoe, to hold in commendam^ void by the deceafe of Alexander Co- 

1 Lodge Collect. 2 Commons Journal, II. 773. 3 Fa- 

mily evidences ut antea, and information of Sir F.dward Leflie, Bart. 
* Laurus ^.efleana. s Beatfon's Index pt. II. pa. 196. ° Laurus 

Lefleana, and a°. 9 . Car. I. i a p. d- 7 Idem. 8 Kings 

Letter 24 Apr. War.Bps pa. 275. 2 Rot. 13°. Car. II. 2 p. d. 


1660, (12 Charles II.) Lieutenant-General of the ordnance 
in the kingdom of Ireland for life * > and the £aid King con- 

nyngham ; and 57 July, i65i, he was tranflated to Clogher 2 . — Whilft in 
poffeffion of Raphoe he recovered a third part of the See-eftate, by an expen- 
five fuitatlaw, which had been withheld by divers of the gentry in the dio- 
cefs, and he erected a diocefan palace. — Although he declined a military com- 
mand, which was repeatedly offered to him (prior, we prefume, to his ad- 
vancement to the Irifh Bench) ; yet, fays Doctor Borlace 3 , he performed 
the office of a General on urgent occaiions, not thinking it unbecoming his 
function to take up the arms of felf-defence., when the religion, lives and 
properties of Pruteitants were devoted to deftruction. After the declenfion 
■of the King's caufe in England, Doctor Leflie equipped a number of his 
fpirited neighbours, and marching at their head, with the anceltor of the 
faid Sir Edward, halted at the entrance of a mountain, on the road from Ra- 
phoe to Magharabeg* in Donegall (where Sir Ralph Gore was befieged) ia 
order to difpoffefs a party -of the Irifh who had cruelly ravaged the circumja- 
cent country; and kneeling on a flag by the high-way-fide, offered up the 
following prayer :^r- 1 ' Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, Thou 
" knowefi the*-:gbtsoufnefsof t&eeaule we have taken in hand, and that we 
■ are actuated by the cleareft conviction that cur motive is juit ; but, as our 
p manifold fins and wickedneffes are not hid from thee, we prefume not to 
I claim thy protection, trailing in our own perfect innocence, yet, if =ru?be f.n- 
i tiers, they are not faints ; though then thou youchfafeft not to be with us, be 
I not againft us, but Jismi neuter this day, and let the arm of flefh decide it." 
5 Whether the Bilhop's prayer was heard, we prefume not to determine, but 
the enterprize was fuccefsful, and the country long infefted by the cruel foe, 
was refcued from the impending calamity. — The Bifliop afterwards endured 
a fiege in his palace of Raphoe, and was the laft in that country who fur- 
Tendered to the ufurper G ; he was an uniform fupporter of the Froteftant 
faith, and when expelled from his Biihoprick, ufedthe liturgy of the church 
of England in his own family ; he zealoufly perfevered in the difcharge of 
his epifcopal duty, even in Dublin ; and on the reitoration, ufed fuch expe- 
dition in paying his duty to the King, that he rode from Chefter to London 
in 14 hours. — The turbulence of the times, occafioned the lofs of many valua- 
ble productions of his pen, and it is remarkable, that he was the only Bifbop 
who continued in Ireland during the usurpation of Cromwell 7 . — He de- 
ceased at Caftle-Leilie, alias Glailough, in December, 167 r, and was interred 
lin the adjoining parifh church, which he had caufed to be erected 3 , having 
Jfilled his epifcopal offices upwards of 50 years. 'By his faid wife Ifabella, fifth 
daaighter of Dean Conyngham he left two fons, John, Dean of DromoreS, 
land Baron of Caftle Lefiie in Ireland, who is prefumed to have died without 
Hue; and Charles Leflie, who was admitted a Fellow-Commoner in the 
jUniverfity of Dublin in 1664, where he took the degree of A. M. 
Jhenee he was entered in the Temple, where for fome time he ftudied the 
common law, which purfuit he discontinued, and i n 1680 entered into holy 
orders; in 1687 he became Chancellor of the Cathedral Church of Connor, 
about that time held many difputations vith the Romiih clergy, and 

as our authority fays, confuted them. The Popifh party having now pof- 

fe/Ted themfelves of a large epifcopal income, afpired to other offices ; and an 
High Sheriff of that periuafion was appointed for the county of Monaghan, 


> * Aud. Gen- Off. ? Rot. 13 . Car II. 4 a p. f. 3 Hift. Rebel- 

lion. * War. Bps; 189-275, and Borlace Irifh Rebellion, Epiftle to the 

Reader'p, XIII. 5 Information of Sir Edward Lefiie. 6 War. 

ut antea. * 7 Collect. 8 War. p. 150. 9 Baronage of Scot> 



ferred upon him the honour of Knighthood. — When K. James 
II. afcended the throne, Sir Albert reiki ed on his own eftate 
in Donegall, where he held the Papifls in fuch fubjedtion, 
that there were no members returned to K. James's parliament 
from that county, or from the boroughs within it ; the bo- 
rough of St. Johnftown excepted. — At his own expence he 
raifed a regiment of dragoons, and joined K. William at the 
Boyne.-^-The commiflion bears date in February, 1688-9. 
At the liege of Limerick Sir Albert was ordered, with his 
regiment, to join the forces intended for the reduction of 
Sli^o ; but ftaying in the camp to receive fome neceflary or- 
ders, he followed, accompanied only with ten men as a 
guard, crofTed the Shannon at Athlone, and marching 
through the mountainy country near Boyle, in a thick fog, 
he miflook his way, and near Coloony in county of 
Sligo, fell into the hands of 200 or 30orapparees, who 
immediately attacked them ; Sir Albert made a refolute de- 
fence, and killed 25 of the banditti, but being at length 


this alarming procedure induced the gentlemen of that county to repair to. 
Doctor Lefiie, as a Magiftrate, who told them, " That it would be as illegal 
" for them to permit the Sheriff to a<5t, as for him to attempt it." At their 
entreaty Mr. Lefiie (though much afflicted with the gout) appeared oil the 
Bench at the following Quarter Seffions, and the faid Sheriff being afked, 
" Whether he was legally qualified," anfwered, " that he was of the King's 
** own religion, and that it was his Majefty's will that he fhould be Sheriff.'* 
Mr. Lefiie replied, " That they were not enquiring into his Majefty's reli- 
** orJon, but, whether he had qualified himfelf according to law for acting 
" as a proper officer ? that the law was the King's will, and nothing elfe to 
*' be cfteemed fuch ; that his fubjecrs had no other way of knowing his will, 
6t but as it is revealed to them in his laws ; and it muft always be thought to 
" continue fo, till the contrary is notified to them in the fame authentic man- 
*' ner." Vv T hereupon the Benck unanimously agreed to commit the pretend- 
ed Sheriff for his intrufion and arrogant contempt of the court.- — On the Revo- 
lution, Doctor Leflie refufed to take the paths to K. William and Q^Mary, 
for which he was deprived of his ecclefiaftical preferments, and from that' 
time was efteemed the head of the nonjuring party.— —- — For fome time he. 
followed the fortunes of the Pretender abroad, and took much pains to con-, 
vert him to the Proteftant religion, but finding his labours ineffectual, he 
returned to Ireland, and died at his feat of Glaflough in county of Monaghan, 
in March, 172,1 *, he left two fons, viz. Henry, who died 3 September, 
j 745; and Robert, who fucceeded at Glaflough, and in March, 1730, mar- 
ried Frances, daughter of Stephen Ludlow, Efq. 2 ; he deceafed \y Decem- 
ber, 1744, at Ifiand-Bridge, leaving a fon, Charles- Powell Lefiie, now of 
Glaflough 1; who zz May, 1765, married Prudence, fecond daughter of Ar= 
ihur, the firft Vifcount Dungannon 3 , and by her has iffue +. 

1 War. Writers of Ireland, p.a8a. 2 See Earl Ludlow 

3 Ulflcr's Office. * Lodjre Collect. 


overpowered by numbers, he and his men fell a facrifice 
to thefe lawlefs infurgents, within the hearing of Balderog 
■O'Donnel (an Irifh Chief, who fought for K. William, and 
on the fettlement of the kingdom, his fervices were re- 
warded, being made Colonel of a battalion of 700 men) who 
came up with his party, he however arrived too late to refcuc 
a brave and worthy officer ; but Balderog feverely revenged 
the lofs of Sir Albert ', who was interred in the church of 
Coloony, where a monument was erected for him by his ion 
Henry, with the following infcription : 

M. S. 

Alberti Conyngham equitis aurati 

Armamentarii regii 

Sub montis Alexandrini comkis pncfeclij, 

Vixerat auris ingenii et induftriss agilis 

Probitatis eximhe, urbanitatis fiiminas, 

E,t inter generofos, Ron togatos, 

Eruditionis & doctrinae plus quam vulgaris. 

In gloriofa serum converfione fub inyi£HiIima ArauiIonenfe P 

Religionis afilietse et libertatis oafum miferatus, 

Propriis fumptipus dimacharum legionem confcripfit, 

Quot^ tribunus irrilitum, pericula fortiter adivit 

Quam improvifa morte quam patria, 

Tribulibus et bonis omnibus fuctuofa apperivit 

Haud te viator, nee feram poileritatam letare poteft 

Pro patria cecidit, in villa hums viciiia 

5 . die Septembris, A. D. 1691. 

Monumentum hoc pofuit Henric. Conyngham, 

Legionarcha, Major General, maximus ejus natus. 

Nunc unicus fillus. 

Idem Henricus, Alberti films, 

Serenifs. Annas Angliie Rcgince copiarum in 

Hifpanias mhTarum prrefectus fub Petriburgenli 

pomite duce, cum parva manu, nimirum 1150^ Britan- 

-norum et Belgarum, 5000 Gallorum, poft grayem 

prcelium, in fugam vertit prope Leridani in 

Aragonias Regno. 

Ille in gloriofo ifto pradio vulne- 

-ratus mortem obiit poltriduo 

Nempe io 9 .* die Januarii, 

Anno Dom. 1705-6. 


* The Letter from Don. F. Manuel Toron (inferted in pages i8*-6; will 
fiiow this date on the monument to he an error-' 

1 Karleian Mifcellany, "VII. 487. 


Sir Albert married the daughter of Doctor Robert Lellie,* 
Bifhop of Raphoe *, and had ilTue fix fons and three daugh- 
ters, viz. Charles, who died young ; Henry, his fuccefibr ; 
Alexander, who died JEt. 20"; Arthur, Albert, and James, 
all died young 5 daughter Catharine, married to the Right 
Honourable William Conollyf, died 23 September, 1752, 
and was buried in the church of Celbridge with her hufband ; 
Jane, to James Bonnell, Efq. Accomptant General of 
Ireland, and died in 1 745 ; Margaret, who died young 5 


* Whofe father Henry I.eflie, D. D. descended from the noble family of 
Rothes in the kingdom of Scotland, was Chaplain to K.. Charles I. and 
high in the efteem of that Monarch. In the common calamities of thofe 
times he loft a confiderable fortune ; foon after his arrival in Ireland he was 
promoted to the Deanery of Down ; 4 October, 1635, was confecrated 
Bifhop of that See 2 ; was tranfiated to Meath 19 January, 1660 3 ; 7 
April, i66"i, he clofed an exemplary life, and was interred in Chrift Church, 
Dublin 4 ; he had iffue three fons, James and William, who fought in 
the fervice of their country; and Robert, D. D. mentioned in the 
text, Archdeacon of Connor, who was confecrated Bifhop of Dromore 27 
January, i6"6o>, and tranflated to Raphoe 16" June, i6ci 6 , (with this 
tee, and that of Dromore, he held the Archdeaconry of Connor in cora- 
lnendam 7 ) 26" October, 1671, he was promoted to Clogher 8 ; and died 

.0 Auguft following, leaving a daughter, who was married to Sir Albert 
Conyrigham, By his will, dated 3 July, 167 z, he bequeathed divers chari- 
table legacies, ordered himfeif to be interred in the church of Clogher (if lie 
died within rive miles of it) and his funeral charge not to exceed iooi. and de- 
vifed 5 ool for maintaining the mafter of a free-fchoo| to be erecf ed at Clogher, 
the nomination to be in his heirs 9 . 

I He. was fleeted Speaker of the Hpufe of Commons of Ireland 12 Nov. 
1715 l0 , which high office he filled with honour, and held till 12 October, 1729, 
when he refigned through iilnefs, and died on 30 of that months — He was fworn 
ten times L. J. of Ireland, viz. 2c March, 1716, 9 January, 1717, 22 May, 
1718, 20 November, 1719, 24 February, 1721," 13 June, 1723, 9 May, 
11724, 2 April, 1720, 23 December, 1728, and 1 5 May, in fame year. — He 
was publkkly interred at Celbridge, in county of Kildare; at his funeral, 
the excellent meafure of linen fcarves, fo falutary for ourftaple manufacture, 
was firft adopted, and hath been fincc invariably purfued.- — Leaving no'iffue, 
his eitates in counties of Derry, Kildare, &c. devolved on his nephew, the, 
Right Hon. William Conolly of Strattpn-Hall, in county of Stafford, mem- 
ber of the Britifh Houfe of Parliament, and of the I'rivy -Council in Ireland j 
who deceafed at Caftletown 3 January, 17543 leaving iffue by his wife, Lady 
Anne, eldeft daughter of William Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, whom he 
married 28 April, 1733, three daughters, viz. Catharine, born in February, 
1733, married to Sir Ralph, created Earl of Rofs; Anne, to John Staples of 
Liffan, in county of Tyrone, Efq.; an4 pareline, 24 September, 1770, to 
John, Earl of Buckinghamikire ; and one fpn, Thomas, who fucceeded at 
Caftletown, at prefent reprefents the county of Derry in parliament, and is 
■a member of the Privy Council. 30 December, 1758, he married Lady 
Louiia -Auguft a Lenox, born 24 November, 1743, fixth daughter of Charles 
the fecoud Duke of Richmond 11 , but hath no iffue. 

* Family papers. 2 Purfuant to privy feal and patent. Rot. 1 \°. 
Car. I. ia. p. f. 3 Idem. 12 . Car. II. 2a. p. f. 4 Ware's 
Bifnops, p. 159. 5 Rot. Pat. 12°. Car. II. 2a. p. f. ° Idem. 13 . 
2a. p. D. 7 Td. 1 3 . 5a. p f. 8 Id. 23 . 4 a. p. f. 9 Ware'% 
Bffiiops, p. iq», 265, 275. IO Commons Journals, IV. 11. and V 651. 
11 Collins i. 184. and Lodge Colled!:. 


and Mary, married to Richard Jones of Dollardftown, in 
Meath, Eiq. died 9 May, 1 765, JSt.90, having had Thomas, 
who died young, and Roger, father of Richard, now living. 

Henry the fecond, and only furviving fon of Sir Albert, Henry, 
fucceeded his father, and in the memorable year of 1688, 
was a Captain in Lord Mountjoy's regiment of foot *, when 
the unfortunate King deiired his army to ihift for them- 
selves, Captain Conyngham prevailed on 500 of his regi- 
ment to continue united, and with them offered his fervices 
to K. William. After the victory at the Boyne, his Maje- 
fry was pleafed to order him to raife a regiment of dragoons, 
with liberty to nominate his own officers, and his commif- 
fion bears date 1 Feb. 1692-3. 2 — In 1692 he ferved in parlia- 
ment for the borough of Kiilybeggs, and in 1695 and 1703, 
for the county of Donegall 3 \ he was made a Major-General jl 
Jan. 1 704, and was ordered to Portugal; being afterwards Go- 
vernor of Lerida, and Lieutenant Gen. of the King of Spain's 
army, in 1705-6, with a fmall number of Engliih 3 he defeated a 
very large body of French, at St. Erie van's, on the frontiers of 
Arragon, in Spain \ but in the action, received a wound in the 
beliv, which proved mortal f ; — Me married Marv, daughter 


5* Extract of a letter from Don F. Manuel Toron, Prior of the Convent of 
Dominicans at Lerida, dated 28 February, 1784. 
M Sir, 
<: In confequence of what I have already written to you, concerning' en- 
quiries to be made about his Excellency Henry Conyngham, General of the 
combined troops of England and Holland in the battle of St. Eftevan de Lite- 
jra, in the kingdom of Arragon, againft General D'Asfield, Commander of 
ithe French and Spanifh troops. ; 1 now acquaint you, that in the war of fucr 
1 cefiion of the year 1706, the latter being in winter quarters with their Ge- 
jneral in the city of Balbaftro in the afbrefaid kingdom ; and the former quar- 
tered in the town of Tamarite, with their General Conyngham; thefe were 
informed that fome parties of French cavalry were reconnoitering the country 
near the town of St. Eftevan de Litera, difiant one league from thence, and 
three from Barbaftro; on which notice the Commandant of St. Eftevan de 
I Litera immediately acquainted his Excellency General Conyngham, oa the 
25 of January ; whereupon he inftautly ordered a junction of all the troops 
from the adjacent villages on that fame night, and marched with them, fo as 
at day-break of the 26 they had reached St. Eftevan de Litera,* where they 
refted after the fatigues of the night ; and at feven o'clock that" morning an 
Ecciefiaftick by chance walking along the neighbouring mountain, that over- 
locks the town, in queft of ftrayed goats, he difcoveredthe troops of D'Asfield, 
compofed of6coo men, already ranged in order of battle, and in poffcfiion 
of the heights and road , he returned back and gave notice to General Co- 
nyngham. He ordered his troops to be formed in all haftf, compofed of be- 
tween three and four thoufand men, and difppfed matters with fuch order and 
coolnefs, that in a fhort time he marched out to feek the enemy, whom he 
met about zoo paces from the town, commencing an attack the moil brifk 
and obftinate of both fides, at a time when General D'Asfield had already 
gained an advantageous ground : thefe advantages, however, were balanced 
hy the great fkill, valour and comprehenfion of General Conyngham, who 
in the height of the action, mounted on his horfe, accompanied by Don 

! Lodge's Collections. 2 Family papers. ? Commons Journals. 


of Sir John Williams of Carmathenihire, in Wales, Bart, re- 
lift of Charles, the firft Lord Shelburne, and by her (who 
brought him conllderable eftates in the Ifle of Thanet, Kent, | 
and in the Principality of Wales, remarried with Colonel Ro- ! 
bert Dalway, deceafed in December, 1710 1 , and was interred 
the 10 of that month at St. Mary's church, Dublin) had 
three ions and three daughters, viz. Albert, who die4, 
young ; Williams, who fucceeded ; and Henry, of whom 
hereafter ; the daughters were Sufanna, baptized 29 Sep- 
tember, 1697 5 * Margaret, who died young; and Mary, 
married to Francis Burton of Buncraggy, in county of 
Clare, Efq. whofe fons have fucceeded to the Conyngham 
eftates, as we ihall fhew. 

Williams Conyngham of Slane (which eftate was forfeited 
in 1 64 1 by Lord Slane), in county of Meath, Efq. and of 
Mount-Charles, in county of Donegal!, was member of par- • 
liament for the borough of Killybeggs in 1727 3 , and hav- ■ 
ing no iffue by his firft wife, a Dutch Lady of family, he 
married, fecondly, Conftance, daughter and coheir to 


Francifco Elias Fakes (a Gentleman of the town of St. Eltevan, who lodged 
him in his houfe) gave the moft prudent orders, at the fame time forming a 
plan of the field of battle, fo as not to ceafe making the moft effectual difpofi- 
tions towards obtaining the viclory. Conyngham being better informed than 
D'Asfield, not only of the ground, but of the other circumftances of the bat- 
tle, which from the fituation and fuperior number of the enemy's troops he 
dreaded lofmg (and finding a valley on the left of the enemy's troops unoccu- 
pied) it occurred to him to order a Dutch regiment, then covering one of the 
avenues leading to the town, to come to his reinforcement., and to attack 
D'Asfield on his flank ; who feeing his enemy's army reinforced with a frefb. 
fupply of men, prefumed it was very conllderable, and ordered the retreat to 
befounded, without being harraffed in his rear by the Englifh and Dutch 
forces, more than was necefiary to clear the whole field of battle, to the 
great glory of Conyngham, and difappointment of D'Asfield, who retired 
with great haite, croffing with -boats the rive* Cinia, that divided the quar- 
ters of both armies. Whilft General Conyngham (in company of Don Fran- 
cifco Elias de Fakes) was forming the plan of the field of battle, it is recorded 
that having one leg over the pommel of the iaddle, he felt himfelf wounded 
by a ihot that grazed his belly ; he turned to his friend, exclaiming " I am 
" wounded," and finding that the wound was very confiderable, he ap- 
pointed for his fucceffor in the command Don Charles Burton, who alfo was 
w-ounded in the engagement, which lafted upwards of two hours, and was 
fought with their bayonets. General Conyngham perfevered in the command 
until he gave it up to Burton, notwithstanding his wound ; Don Francifco 
Elias de Fakes importuned him to retire, and conveyed him to his houfe with 
fpeciaicare. To Don Francifco Elias he gave bis cane 7 which to this day 
they preferve in the houfe, and a moft excellent watch, that they alfo keep m 
commemoration of fo valiant a Perfonage. The Dean of the Cathedral of 
Earbaftro is grandfon to Don Francifco Elias, who was always by the fide of 
the aforefaid General until he was carried to the city of Balagues, in the 
principality of Catalonia, 4 leagues diftant from St. Efievan, where in about 
eight days after he died of his wound, and was buried in the very walls of 

This is the relation of the grandfons of Fakes, natives of St. Eflevas, 
1 Lodge. 2 Idem. 3 Commons journals, 


Thomas Middleton of Stanftead-Mont-Fitchet, in county of 
EiTex, Efq. and by her, who died in Dublin in 1 767 l , had 
a fon Williams, who died at the age of 14, and a daughter 
Williamina, born in 1732, who alfo died young: and 
he deceaiing 26 October, 1738, was fucceeded in all his 
eftates in Donegall, Derry, Meath, and elfewhere, by his 
only brother 

Henry Conyngham, who was a Captain of horfe on the Henry, 
Irifh eftablifhment, chofen to parliament for Killibeggs in 1 
1727 2 , and continued to reprefent that borough till his ad- -Lord 
vancement to the Peerage ; in May, 1748, he was appointed anc * Earl 
a member of his Majefty's Privy Council in Ireland 3 , in June/' on 5' n S~ 
following, Vice-Admiral of the province of Uliter, and in - XTia 
May, 176©, Governor of the county of Donegall, county 
and city of Derry, and town of Coleraine -, he reprefented 
the borough of Sandwich in the Britifh parliament, and 
was advanced to the Peerage of Ireland by privy feal 4 Sep T 
tember, 1753, and patent 3 October following 4 , by the 
title of Baron Conyngham of Mount-Charles, in county of 
Donegall (but did not take his feat). He was created Vis- 
count Conyngham, in the kingdom of Ireland, by privy feal 
at Kenfington 29 June 5 * and patent 20 July, 1756 s ; 2 
October, 1765 7 , he took his feat in the Houfe of Peers, 
and was further advanced to the dignities of Earl and Baron 
Conyngham, with remainder of the barony to his nephew 
Francis-Pierpoint Burton of Buncraggy, in county of Clare., 
Efq. eideft fon of his fifter Mary. The writ of privy feal 
for thefe honours, bears date at St, James's 19 December, 
1780 s , and the patent at Dublin 4 January, 1781 9 . 

In December, 1 744, his Lordihip married Ellen, only 
daughter and heir to Solomon Merrett of the city of Lon- 
don, Efq. (whofe relict deceafed in February, 1763) and 
departing this life 3 April, 1 7 8 1 , without iffue by her Lady- 
fhip, who furvives him, was interred in the parifh church 
of Slane, county of Meath. — By his will his Lordihip be- 
queathed his eftates in England and Ireland to the fons of 
his iiiter Mary, who married Francis Burton of Buncraggy, 
in county of Clare, Efq. (as before obferved) and deceafed 
in 1737, having iffue by her faid hulband, two fons and 
two daughters, viz. 

Francis-Pierpcint, who fucceeded to the title of Baron (r) 


1 Lodge. 4 Commons Journals. 3 Lodge. 4 Lodge and Signet 

Office. ' ? Rot. Pat. de A°. 38 Geo. II. 1a. p. d. R. 6 Idem. R. 9. 

' Journals, IV. 342. 2 Rot. de A G . 21, Geo. ill. ia. p. d. £> idem. 


(2) William, born in 1733, chofen to parliament in 17/51 for 

the borough of Newtown-Lemavady *, as he was in the laft 
and prefent parliaments for that of Killybeggs, was Lieut. 
Col. of the twelfth regiment of dragoons, which he refigned 
in 1775, in the fame year he took his place as Comptroller 
and Commiflioner of the Barrack-Board; and in 1777, was 
appointed Cafhier or Teller of the Exchequer in Ireland, 
and a member of his Majefty's Privy Council. — On the de- 
ceafe of his uncle, Henry Earl Conyngham, he became pof- 
felled of the family eftates in county of Donegall, and of 
Slane, in county of Meath ; and in purfuance of his will, 
affumed the name and arms of Conyngham 5 he is Vice- Ad- 
miral of Ulfter, and a Governor of the county of Donegall. 

[ (ji Daughter Mary, died unmarried. 

(2) Alice, married 22 September, 1743, to Sir St. George 

Gore St. George, elder brother to Sir Ralph Gore, created 
Earl of Rcfs ; he died 23 April, 1745, leaving no ifTue by 
his Lady, who deceafed in 1744. 

Francis- Franc is-Pierpcint, the fecond Lord, was chofen to parlia- 

Pierpoint. ment for the borough of Killybeggs in 1755, and for the 
2 county of Clare in 176 1 *, 3 April, 1781, he fucceeded to 

^° r d- the title of Baron Conyngham (together with confiderable 
eftates in England, and in the county of Limerick in Ire- 
land), on the deceafe of the late Earl Conyngham, when he 
illumed * the name and arms of Conyngham ; and 29 April, 
j 782, he took his feat in the Hpufe of Peers j. — 19 March, 

- »75°> 

• The King by privy fignet, dated 3 May, 1-781, granted his royal licence to 
Francis-Pierpoint Burton, Baron Conyngham of Mount Charles, county of 
Donegal, that he andthe heirs male cf his body, when they come into poi- 
fefiion, or be entitled to the rents and profits of certain real eftates in Eng- 
land and Ireland, may comply with the condition under which thofe eftates 
were devifed by the will of his late uncle, Henry Conyngham, Earl and 
Vifcount Conyngham, and Baron of Mount-Charles, in the kingdom of 
Ireland, deceafed, and take and ufe the furname and arms of Conyngham, 
and no other arms or furname ; fuch arms being firft duly exemplified ac- 
cording to the laws of arms, and recorded in the Herald's Office. 

Know ye, that we the Garter and Clarencieux do grant to the faid Francis^ 
Pierpoint, Barcn Conyngham, the arms of Conyngham, viz. Argent a 
Shake Fork, between three mullets, fable; Creft, on a wreath, a Unicorn's 
lead erafed argent, mained fable, armed or.— -Motto, Over Fork, Over. 

Signed J4 June, 17,81, by RALPH BIGLAND, Principal King of Arms, 
and ISAAC HEARD, Clarencieux King of Arms. 

A like grant, of the fame date, was made- to the Right Hon. William Bur- 
ton, one of the Privy Council and Teller of the Exchequer. 

•f " The Right Hon. Henry Lord Conyngham, late Lord Vifcount Co- 
" nyngham, being by letters patent, dated 4 January, ai Geo. III. created 
" Baion and Earl Conyngham of Mount- Charles, in county of Donegal, 


1 Commons Journals. % Idem. 


1750, he married Elizabeth, eldeft daughter of the Right 
Hon. Nathaniel Clements, and fifter to Robert, Lord 
Leitrim ; and deceafed 22 May, 1787, leaving irTue two 
fons and three daughters, viz. 

S 61 ^'- 1 ? Born in London 26 December, 1766 '. CO 

Nathaniel, 3 (2) 

Daughter Catharine a , married 26" March, 1785, to Rev. /|) 
John-Shirley Fermor, A. M. of Seven-Oaks, in county of 
Kent, and has ilTue one fon and one daughter. 

Ellen 3 , married 11 December, 1777, to Stewart Wei- (*) 
don of Kilmorony, in Queen's county, Efq. member of par- 
liament for the borough of Ennis (fon of Walter Weldon, 
who was M. P. for the borough of A thy, by his wife Mary, 
whom he married 9 March, 1747 4 , daughter of Colonel 
John Stewart of Leighlin- Bridge, county of Carlow, and 
niece to Admiral Stewart) but hath no ilTiie. 

Henrietta, unmarried. fay 

Henry, the third and prefent Lord, fat firit in parliament Henry, 
6 February, 1 7 89, on the death of his father, and is unmarried. 3 

Title.] Henry Conyngham, Lord Baron Conyngham Lord, 
of Mount-Charles, in county of Donegall. 

Creation.] So created 19 December, 1780, 21 Geo. 

Arms.] Pearl, a Shake-fork *, between three Mullets, 

Crest.] On a wreath, a Uni corn's head erafed, 
pearl, mained, diamond, armed, topaz. 

Supporters.] Dexter, an horfe, pearl, armed and 
maned, and on his bread an eagle difplayed, topaz ; fini- 
fter, a buck, proper, armed and hoofed, and on his breaft 
a Griffin's head, erafed, topaz. 

Motto.] Over Fork, Over. 

Seats.] Buncraggy, in county of Clare, 1 14 miles from 
Dublin, and Ramfgate, Ifle of Thanet, Kent. 


" with a remainder of faid title of Baron Conyngham to Francis-Plerpoint 
I' Burton, his nephew ; and the faid Henry, Baron and Earl Conyngham, 
" having never taken his feat, the faid Francis-Pierpoint, Lord Baron Co- 
u nyngham, was this, day introduced between the Lords Annaly and Muf- 
*' kerry , and his writ of fummons being read, his Lordfhip took the oaths 
*' and his feat " (Lords Journals, V. 34a.) 

* The family of Conyngham, being originally mafters of horfe in the 
King's ftables in Scotland, took for their armorial bearing, the inftruraent 
i?fed to throw up hay to horfss, and which, in blazon, is called a Shake- 

1 Ulftcr's Office. 2 Idem. 3 idem. * Idem, 

[ *9° ] 


I HE anceftors of this noble Lord were feated for centu- 
Matthew. r ies in the county of Suffolk, and from Matthew, third fon 
of Matthew Deane of that county, Efq. the prefent Lord 
Mufkerry, immediately derives. 
Sir Which Matthew came into Ireland in the reign of K, 
Matthew, James I. and fixed his refidence at Dromore, in the county 
1 of Cork, where he purchafed confiderable eftates, and was 
x>aronet. crea t e d a Baronet of Ireland by Q^Anne io March, 1709, 
— He married, firft, a daughter of Thomas Wallis of coun- 
ty of Somerfet, Efq. •, fecondly, Martha, daughter of 
Doctor Richard Boyle, Archbifhop of Tuam, relict of Lieut. 
Colonel Ofbaldefton, and alfo of Lieut. Colonel John Nel- 
fon ; and he married, thirdly, the Dowager of Richard, fe- 
cond Earl of Barrymore, but had no ilTue by either, but by 
his firft wife had Sir Robert, his heir \ Thomas and Aaron, 
who died without iiTue -, Mofes, who had a daughter mar- 
ried to Edward Hort, Gent. * \ and Miliana, who mar- 
ried firft Twogood, of county of Cork, Efq. by 

whom fhe had feveral children, and fecondly, Love, 

of the city of Cork, Efq. by whom fhe had likewife hTue. 
Sir Matthew made his will 10 May, 1708, died 10 Janua- 
ry, 1 7 1 o, aged 84, and was fucceeded in title and eftateS 
by his eldeft fon 

Sir Robert, the fecond Baronet, married Anne, 
daughter of William Brettridge, Efq. who commanded a 
troop of horfe under Cromwell, and was one of the adven- 
Baronet. turers in Ireland, where he obtained a large eftate, which 
fell to his three daughters coheirs, and by them was car- 
ried to the families of Deane, Hartftonge, and Badham. 
Sir Robert, died 14 September, 17 14, and was fucceed- 
ed by his fon and fuccefior 
Sir Si r Matthew, the third Baronet, who was chofen to par- 

Matthew, H amen t. for Cork, and ferved for that county till his deceafe 5 
^ 3 ^ married Jane, only daughter of Rev. William Sharp, of 
.Bar oner. ^ ^ of Dublin, and died n March, 1746-7, having 
had hTue by her, who died in June, 1732, three fons and 
three daughters, viz. 

Sir Matthew, who fucceeded his father. 
Thomas, who died without hTue. 





1 Decree in Cfeancery, 7 June, 1720. 


Sir Robert, heir to his brother. (3) 

Daughter Meliana, married to John Spread, Efq. ofBal- (1) 
lycannon, in county of Cork, Efq. by whom fhe had feve- 
rai children. 

Dorothy, who died young 9 and (2) 

Jane, married to William Freeman of Caftlecor, in conn- (3) 
ty of Cork, Efq. by whom fhe had Matthew, who died un- 
married ; and a daughter Jane, who married Jofeph Deane 
of Terrenure, in county of Dublin, Efq. and by him had 
Edward, who fucceeding to his grandfather's eftates, ai'fum- 
ed the name of Freeman. 

Sir Matthew Deane, fourth Baronet, was returned to Sir 
parliament in October for Cork, and ferved for that city till Matthew, 
his deceafe. He married Salifbury, daughter and fole heir 4 
to Robert Davies of Manley-Hall, in the county of Chefter,° aroaet « 
Efq. by Salisbury, lifter to Colonel Lee of that county. — ■ 
He made his will 21 January, 1747, an< ^ added a codicil 
thereto 1 June, 1751? in which will it appears, that he re- 
ceived 6000I. and the eftates of Manley and Merton, in 
Chefhire, then valued at 13000L in right of his laid wife : He 
deceafed 10 June, 175 1, having had hTue by her, who died 
in Dawfon-Street, [4 November, 1755, three daughters, 
viz. Salifbury and Mary, who died before that year, and 
Charlotte, then living % who died in March, 1755. He 
was fucceeded in eftate and title by his brother 

Sir Robert, the fifth Baronet, Barrifter at Law, who re- g; r 
prefented the borough of Tallagh in two parliaments, and Robert, 
that of Carysfort at the time of his deceafe, was a member 5 
of his Majefty's moft honourable Privy Council in Ireland, Baronet, 
and died in February, 1770. — He married, 24 Auguft, 
1738, Charlotte, fecond daughter of Thomas Tilfon of the 
city of Dublin, Efq. and by her had four fons and fix 
daughters, viz. 

Matthew, baptized 10 January, 1740, died young. t^ 

Sir Robert-Tilfon, who fucceeded to the honour. / 2 { 

Jocelyn, baptized 19 July, 1749, who was chofen for («\ 
the borough of Baltimore in two fucceffive parliaments ; 
ferved for the borough of Hellion, in Cornwall, in the par- 
liament of Great Britain, and died at Lyons, in France, on 
his way to Nice for the recovery of his health in Novem- 
ber, 1780. 

Henry, died young. (4} 

Daughter Charlotte, deceafed. (»\ 


1 Prerogative Office and Lodge. 

i 9 l DEANE, Lord MUSKERRt, 

(2) Grace, baptized 15 May, 1743, married the Rev. &Fr. 
Hawtrey of county of Devon, by whom fhe has hTue. 

(3) Elizabeth-Salifbury, to Rev. Mr. Pitman of faid coun* 

(4) Jane, baptized 17 February, 1746, and 7 deceafed 

(5) Alicia, 5 

(6) Frances, married to John Hodges, Efq. only fon of Sir 
James Hodges. Knt. 

Sir Sir Robert-Tilfon Deane, the fixth Baronet, and prefent 

Robert- Lord Mufkery, was baptized 29 November, 1 745 2 , ferved. 
Tilfon, i n parliament for the county of Cork, is Governor and 
Lord Cuftos Rotulorum of the county of Limerick, a Truftee of 
JVlulkerry. t he Linen Manufacture, member of the Dublin Society, and 
a Lord of the Privy Council in Ireland. By privy feal at St^ 
James's 14 December, 1780, and patent ■ at Dublin 5 Ja- 
nuary following, his Majefty was pleafed to advance him to 
the Peerage, by the title of Baron Mufkerry, in county of I 
Cork ; and he had his introduction to the Houfe of Peers 2 9 
October, 1 7 8 1 . On the inftitution of the moft illuftrious 
Order of St. Patrick, his Lordfhip was appointed by his 
Majefty to be proxy for his Royal Highnefs Prince Edward, 
fenior Knight of that Order, and was inftalled with the 
other Knights in the cathedral church of St. Patrick, 1 7 
March, 1783. 

His Lordfhip married in May, 1775, Anne, daughter of 
John Fitz-Maurice, Efq. and fole heirefs to her grand- fa- 
ther John Fitz-Maurice of Springfield-Caftle, in county of 
Limerick, Efq. by this Lady he has hTue two fons, viz. 

(1) Robert-Fitz-Maurice, born 24 May, 1776, and 

(2) John-Thomas, born 27 September, 1777 -\ 
Titles.] Sir Robert-Tilfon Deane, Lord Baron Muf- 
kerry, and Baronet. 

Creations.] Bart. 10 March, 1709, 9 Q^Anne, and 
B. Mufkerry, in county of Cork, 5 January, 1781, 21 
Geo. III. 

Arms.] Pearl, two bars ruby. 

Crest.] In a ducal coronet, a demi wolf. 

Supporters.] Two Angels habited and winged, pearl, 
holding in their exterior hand a palm branch, proper. 

Motto.] Forti et fideli, nihil difficile. 

Seats.] Springfield-Caftle, in county of Limerick, and 
Manley-Hall, in county of Chefter. 


1 St. Anne's Regiflrv 2 Rot. A . 11 Geo. III. a. p. f. R- ia. 3 Lords 
Journals, V. 2127. + Information of the Right Hon. Lord Mufkerry. 

t *93 ] 


J OHN Lowry, Efq. defcended from an ancient Scottifh 34, 
family, came into Ireland and fettled at Ahenis, in the county John* 

of Tyrone ; he married hrft, a daughter of Hamilton 

of Ballyfallon, in the county of Tyrone, Efq. fhe died at 
Londonderry during die fiege in 1689, anc ^ ^ ^ ue Willi- 
am, who went to the Eaft Indies, and died unmarried j and 
three daughters, Elizabeth, married to Francis Perry of Tat 
tyreagh, in the county of Tyrone, Efq. ; Margaret, to John 
Keys of Cavancurr, in the county of Donegall, Efq. ; and Ma- 
ry, to Archihald Woods of Trinfallagh, in the fame county, 
Efq. Mr. Lowry's ifliie, by his fecond wife, Mary Buchanan 
of Scotland ; were two fons and four daughters, viz. John, 
who died unmarried 5 Robert, who fucceeded at Ahenis ; 
daughter Catharine, married to Samuel Perry of Moylagh- 
more, in the county of Tyrone, Efq. ; Rebecca, to William 
Moore of Drumond , in the fame county, Efq. ; Anne, to Ro- 
bert M'Clintock|bf Caflrues, in the county of Donegall, Efq. ; 
and Jane, to John M'Clintoch of Trintaugh, in the fame 
county, Efq. 

Robert Lowry, Efq. who fucceeded at Ahenis, married Robert? 
Anne, daughter of Rev. James Sinclair of Hollyhill, in the 
county of Tyrone, Rector of the parifh of Loch-Patrick and 
fecond fon of Sir James Sinclair of Caithnefs. (by Anne, 
his wife, daughter of James Galbraith, member of parlia- 
ment for the borough of St. Johnftown in 1661); by this 
Lady he had three fons, viz. 

Robert of Melbury, in the county of Donegall," who was a t j \ 
member of the Irifh Senate, married Margaret, daughter of 
Rev. Archdeacon Hamilton, and died without hTue. 

Galbraith of Ahenis, who became heir, and (2) 

Rev. James Lowry of Tullyhog, in the county of Ty- (3) 
rone, Rector of the parifh of Clogheny, who married He£- 
ter, daughter of John Richardfon of Rich-hill, in the 
county of Armagh, Efq. 

Galbraith Lowry, Efq. of Ahenis, was three times Knight Galbraith, 
of the fhire for Tyrone, he married Sarah, fecond daughter 

Vol. VII. * O and 

i 9 4 CORRY, Lord BELMORE. 

and coheir to John Corry, Efq. * and had iiiue a daughter 
Anne, married to William-Willoughby Cole, Vifcount En- 
nilkillen ; and a fon and heir 
Armar- Armar-Lowry Corry, the firft and prefent Lord Belmore, 
Lowry, who ferved in feveral parliaments for the county of Tyrone, 
Lord anc j was crea t e d Baron Belmore of Caftle-Coole, in tht county 
' of Fermanagh, purfuant to privy feal at St. James's 1 5 De- 
cember, 1780, and patent ■ at Dublin 6 January, 1781, 
and his Lordfhip had his introduction to the Houfe of Peers 
4 February, 1782 2 . 

He married firft in October, 1772, Lady Margaret But- 
ler, eldeft daughter of Somerfet-Hamilton, late Earl of 
Carrick, and by her Ladyfhip, who was born 23 January, 
1748, and died in January, 1777, he had ifliie Galbraith- 
*Lowry, born in September, 1773, who died an infant; 
Somerfet-Lowry, heir apparent, born 11 July, 1774, and 
a daughter Juliana, who died young.— His Lordfhip mar- 
ried, fecondly, in March, 1780, Lady Henrietta Hobart, 
daughter of John, Earl of Buckinghamfhire, then L. L. of 
Ireland, and by her Ladyfhip, who was born 7 April, 1762, 
hath a daughter Mary-Anne-Juliana-Louifa, born 3 April, 
1781 3 . 

Title.] Armar-Lowry Corry, Lord Baron Belmore of 
Caftle-Coole, in the county of Fermanagh. 

Creation.] So created 6 January, 1781, 21 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Ruby, a Saltire, pearl, and in a Chief a rofe, 

Crest.] On a Wreath, a Cock, proper. 

Supporters.] Two Cats, ducally gorged and chained, 

Motto.] Virtus, semper viridis. 

Seat.] Caftle-Coole, in the county of Fermanagh, 77 
miles from Dublin. 

* James Corry, Efq. Barrifter at Law, was of Scottifh defcent, and 
from which kingdom he emigrated about 1649 or 1650 ; he married a daugh- 
ter and coheir of ■ Johnfton, Efq. and had a fon John, who married a 

daughter of Leflie, a Cadet of the houfe of Rothes, and had a foh 

Leflie, who died unmarried ; and four daughters his coheirs ; viz. Martha, 
married to Colonel Edmund Leflie, and died without iffue ; Sarah, to Gal- 
braith Lowry, Efq. as in text; Mary, to Margetfon Armar of Caftle-Coole, 
in the county of Fermanagh, Efq. ; and Elizabeth, firft to Archibald Hamil- 
ton of Stronocum, Efq. ; and fecondly to James Leflie of Leilie-Hill, Efq. 
(Pedigree penes Editor) 

1 Rot A°. 21 Geo. Ill, a. p. f. 2 Jour. Y. »66. 

3 Pedigree communicated to the Editor. 


t 195 ] 


JL HIS noble Lord derives his defcent from Adam, the 35 
i fon of Uchtred, who lived in the reign of K. Alexander Adam 
II. of Scotland ; he obtained from Walter, fon of Allan, 
i Lord of the barony of Renfrew, and progenitor (fays the 
• pedigree) to the Stewarts, Kings of Scotland, the lands of 
j Knox in the faid barony, and according to the prevailing 
1 practice of thofe times, afTumed from thence the furname 
or hereditary designation of Knox. — The great Stewarts of 
i Scotland alfo granted to the common anceftor of this fami- 
ly, the lands of Ranfurly, Upper Craigends, and Griff- 
Cande, all in fee ; of which eftates this family continued 
jpofifeiTed until the lair, century ? when they were fold to the 
Earl of Dundonald. 

To this Adam de Knox fucceeded John, his fon, who John, 
lived in the reign of K. Alexander III. when we find him 
!a witnefs to the donation and mortification which Sir An- 
thony Lombard, Knt. made to the Abbot and Convent of 
Paifley in 1227, viz. the third part of the lands of Tullow, 
■as appears by the Chartulary of the faid mcnaftery of Paiiley, 
mow in the hands of the Earl of Dundonald. 

The diftincl line of this family is here unavoidably bro-L T chtred, 
ken, owing to the lofs of many ancient charters and muni- 
ments, which the civil commotions, and the diffracted flate 
pf that kingdom, occaiioned -, but we have been enabled, 
jfrom the family evidences, to trace their defcent during the 
•latter three hundred years ; and from the nrfk charter pre- 
served in their archives, we learn, that E\ James II. made 
Bj grant to Uchtred Knox of Ranfurly (upon his fefigna- 
idon of the fame) of the lands of Ranfurly, and the whole 
eftate of the family, to be held from the King. — And from 
'another charter of K. James III. in 1474, now extant and 
n the pubiick archives at Edinburgh, it appears, that this 
Uchtred Knox, promifcuoufly deligned of that Ilk and of 
Ranfurly, was fon and heir to John Knox of that Ilk or 
£nox Ranfurly and Griff-Cafde.— - The faid Uehtred. was 

O 2 one. : 

1 Information cf hi* Lordihip, 


one of the arbiters between the Abbot of Paiiley and the < 
town of Renfrew, in a difpute about their marches in 1488. l 
He married Agnes, daughter of Lyle, Lord Lyle, whofe 
family ertate was in the neighbourhood of Ranfurly; by 
her he left iiTue Uchtred or Uchter, his fucceiTor ; and 
George (who married Janet Fleming, a daughter of the an- 
cient houie of Barochan, in the county of Renfrew,, where 
the family yet fubfifrs) to whom and to his faid wife Janet, 
his father gave half the lands of Knox, and their charter 
bears date in 1503. 
Uchter. Uchter, the eldeft fon, married Janet, daughter of Wil- 
liam, Lord Scmple, by whom he had iiTue Uchter, his heir ; 
William, progenitor to the Knox's of Silvy-land ; and two 
daughters, the elder of whom, Janet, married firfc Alexan- 
der Conyngham of the family of Craigends, and fecondly, 

Porterfield of Porterfield •, and the fecond daughter 

married John Buntine of Ardoch, an ancient family yet ex- 
ifling in the fhire of Dumbarton. 

Uchter, the fourth of that name, fucceeded his father at 
Ranfurly, married Ifabel Conyngham of the houfe of 
Craigends, and grand-daughter to Alexander, the firft Earl 
of Giencairne. as appears by a charter in the pofTeffion of | 
Conyngham of Craigends (whole father was member in the 
laft parliament for that county) \ he had iflue Uchter, the 
common name of the family \ and Andrew Knox, who en- 
tering into holy orders, was minilter of Paifley after the re- 
formation, and was promoted in 1605 to the Bifhoprick of 
the Ifles ; by privy feal 12 Auguft, 16 10, he was tranflated 
to the See of Raphoe in Ireland, was foon after called into j 
the Privy Council, and 22 June, 161 9 r , was made a free 
Denizen (as was his fon) of that kingdom *, and died 
7 March, 1632. He had one fon Thomas, who fucceeded) 
his father, in 1622*, as Bifhop of the Ifles, and died be- 
fore 1628 without ifTue, hence there is no male hTue of the 
Biihop of Raphoe, but many honourable families in Scot- 
land are laid to have defc ended from his daughters 3 . 

Uchter Knox, fifth of that name, who fucceeded at Ran-j 
furiy, married Margaret, daughter of George Maxwell oil 

Newark, i 

* 2.0 February, 1618-19* he was directed by Privy Seal, to furrendertlu 
houfe. of Rairullan, and five quarters and an half of land in county of Done- 
gal, and to have a regrant of the i'ame to him and his heirs.— —(Rot. 17 1 
jac. II. p. D.) 

Pvot. if* Jac, II. p. D. 2 Eeatfon, Part XI. p. 1 96. 3 Pedigree. 

KNOX, Lord WELLES. i 9 7 

Newark, then a family of note in the mire of Renfrew, 
and her mother was a daughter of Conyngham of Craigends j 
by this Lady (who remarried with William Knox of Silvy- 
land) he had a fon and heir 

Uchter, fixth of that name, who married Elizabeth, 
daughter of John Blair, of Blair, or that Ilk, a very ancient 
family in the (hire of Air ; by her he had iflue a daughter, 
married to Robert Mure of Caldwell, and a fon 

Uchter, feventh of that name, who fucceeded his father, 
and married Elizabeth, daughter of William Mure of Row- 
allan, in county of Air (one of the mofl: eminent families in 
Scotland under the degree of a Baron) but having only one 
daughter Hellen, who was married to John Conyngham of 
Caddell (which family are pollened of many ancient char- 
ters of the Knox's of Ranfurly) he fold his eflate in 1665, 
to William Lord Cochran (as before obferved) after Earl of 

The male iflue of Raefuriy falling on the death of the 
laffc mentioned Uchter, the branch of Silvyland became the 
reprefentatives of this family * ? we fhall therefore proceed 
with the defcent of 

William Knox, fecondfon of Uchter, third of that name,ryjjj; am 
who married the heirefs of the ancient family of Silvyland, 
in the fhire of Renfrew, by this Lady he had a ion 

William, who fucceeded at Silvyland, and married Mar-William, 
garet, daughter of Patrick Fleming of Barochan, in the 
county of Renfrew, defcended from the Earl of Wigtown. 
His fon 

William built the houfe of Silvyland in i<5qi, whereon is William, 
carved his own name and arms, and thofe of his wife. — He 
married Margaret, daughter of George Maxwell of Newark, 
widow of Uchter of Ranfurly, fifth of that name, and had 
two fons, the elder of whom died without iiilie, and 

Mark, the younger, who fucceeded, afterwards fettled in M ar ^ 
the city of Glafgow, where his memory is held in eifeem 
for the many fervices rendered by him to that city.- — He 
married Ifabel, daughter of Archibald Lvon, a younger fori 
of Lyon, Lord Glammis, and a coniiderable merchant in 
Glafgow (by a daughter of James Dunlop of Dunlop, in 

the ihire of Air, whofe mother was a dauq;hter of Ha- 

milton of Orbiftown, defcended from the illuftrious houie 
of Hamilton). — By his faid wife he had iflue Thomas, his 
heir y and William, who came into Ireland, fettled in Dub- 
lin, by merchandize he acquired a coniiderable eftate •, and 


198 KNOX, Lord WELLES 

liis heir male, George Knox, is now poilefTed (fays the I 
pedigree) of 4000 1. per annum. 
Thomas. Thomas, the eldeft fon, lived at Glafgow, married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Moniieur Spang, a Danifh Gentle- 
man, who came to England in the fuite of Q^Anne, con- 
fort to K. James VI. % and by her had three fons, viz. 
r { \ Thomas, his heir, who came into Ireland and fettled at 

Dungannon, in county of Tyrone. — -He was feized in fee, 
in 1 70 1, of divers lands in that county, purchafed from the 
Earl of Donegall, eftimated at upwards of iqool. a year, 
and afterwards of fundry other lands in Downe, worth up- 
wards of 5001. a year ; he was firmly attached to the Pro- 
tectant religion, and to the fucceffion of theHoufe of Hanover; 
and having no iiTue male, declined accepting a Peerage, 
when K. George I. afcerided the throne.— He married Mary, 
daughter of Robert Bruce of Kilroot, in county of Antrim, 
Efq. by whom he had three daughters, viz. Mary, married 
to the Right Honourable Oliver St. George, only brother 
to Lord St. George, which title is now extinct ; and Anne, 
purfuant to articles dated 15 September, 1709, to Charles, 
fort and heir to John Echlin of Ardquin, in county of 
Downe, Efq. and died in December, 1747, without fur- 
Viving iffue l . — He made his will 2 April, J 725, and died 
in 1 728 f, leaving the character of being one of the worthier!: 
men of his time. 


* Monfieur Spang married Marrion Buchanan of Drumahill, and by 
her had two fons and a daughter, Elizabeth, as in text. He and his fons 
returned to Denmark, the elder ferved in Sweden as a Colonel of horfe, and 
died Governor of Elbing ; and the fecond, who was a Divine at Delph in 
Holland, was eminent in the' Common-Wealth of learning, and wrote an 
hiltory of the civil wars in Britain.— Under his care the Right Honourable 
Thomas Knox was educated. (Pedigree) 

f At the marriage of his elder daughter Mary, purfuant to articles dated 
g July, 1701, he limited the Tyrone eft ate to his daughters and their iffue, 
male and female ; remainder to their brother* John and William, in tail 
male, with feveral remainders over (the faid Mary never had iffue, furvived 
herhufband, made her will 18 Auguft, 1746, added a codicil thereto 11 
Tune, 1747, and died in that month). — By his will he bequeathed 200I. to 
his daughter Mary St. George; 50I. a piece to his nieces, Elizabeth Knox, 
Grace Montgomery, Jane Knox, and Margery Delahay. — But previous to 
his dececfe, he took care that an authentic voucher fhould remain in Scot- 
land, fhtwing his defcent from the Knox's of Ranfurly and Silvyland (of 
which families in his own time he "became the reprefentative) for this pur- 
r-oft he "applied to the then Lord Lyon,- King of Arms, Sir Charles Erfkins 
of Cambo, to have his arm* matriculated in the Lyon Regifter, which was 
accordingly done. (Rolls, Prerog. Office, Lodge's Collect, and Pedigree.) 

1 Lodee's Collect. 

KNOX, Lord WELLES. 199 

John, of Avhom prefently, and (2) 

William, who remained at Glafgow, died without ifTue, (3) 
and bequeathed his fortune to his nephew Thomas, eldeft 
ion of his brother John. 

John Knox, fecond fon of Thomas of Glafgow, came ] hn. 
into Ireland, and marrying Elizabeth, daughter and heir to 
Hugh Keith, of the county of Downe, Efq. (defcended from 
a younger branch of the late Earl Marfh all's family) had 
hTue an only fon 

Thomas, who lived at Ballycruly, in county of Downe, Thomas, 
before he became pofTefled of Dungannon, for which bo- 
rough he was elected to parliament ' ; was made Depu- 
ty Governor of the county of Tyrone 3 December, 1750, 
and died 25 March, 1769. — He married Hefter, daughter of 
John Echlin of Ardquin, in faid county of Downe, Efq. and 
his iilue were two fons, Thomas, his heir 5 and John * (who, 
21 March, 1766, married the only daughter of Henry 
Warring of Warmgftown, in county of Down, Efq.); and 
four daughters, viz. Hefter (married to James Moutray of 
Favour-Royal, in county of Tyrone, Efq. elected to parlia- 
ment for the borough of Augher) ; Mary ; Elizabeth j and 
Anne 2 . 

Thomas, the prefent Lord, was elected to parliament for Thomas, 
Dungannon, and was advanced to the Peerage of Ireland by l 
privy feal at St. James's 16 December, 1780, and patent at • L,ora - 
Dublin, 8 January, 1781 3 , by the title of Baron Welles; 
and his Lordfhip took his feat in parliament 1 1 February, 
i 782 4 . — 25 Auguft, 1 75 3, he married Anne, fecond daughter 
cf Sir John, Lord Knapton, and lifter to Sir Thomas, created 
Vifcount De Vefci, by her he had iilue feven fons,* viz. 

Thomas, born 5 Auguft, 1 754 5 , who ferves in parliament (1 ) 
for the borough of Dungannon; married in June, '785, to 
Diana, eldeft daughter of EdmoncL-Sexten Pery, iince cre- 
ated Vifcount Pery, and hath iflue. 

John 6 . ( 2 ) 

Vefcy?. _ (3) 


* This genealogical hiftory of the family of Knox of that Tile, or of Ran- 
furly, being compiled either from the Records of the Lyon Office, or from 
many ancient writs and charters in the poffeffion of the families of Dun- 
donald, Craigends, and others, was atteiced at Edinburgh 4 May, 1747, 
by Alexander Brodie, Lyon. 

1 Lodge's Collect, and Commons Journal. 2 Chancery Bill, 17 

May, 1757. 3 R t. de A° ai Geo. III. aa. p.' f. R. 31. 

+ Lords journals, V. 271. s Ulfter's Office. ° Idem, 

7 Idem. 


(4) William 1 , in holy orders, and married 31 O&ober. 1785, 
to Anne, daughter of James Spencer of Rathangan, in 
county of Kildare, Efq. 

(5) George 2 . 

(o) Charles 3 , and 

(7) Edmond 4 . 

Title.] Thomas Knox, Lord Baron Welles of Dun- 
non, in county of Tyrone. 

Creation.] So created 8 January, 1781, 21 Geo. 

Arms,] Ruby, a falcon volant, topaz ; within an orie 
waved on the outer fide, and ingrailed on the inner fide, 

Crest.] A falcon, proper, perched. 

Supporters.] A falcon on each fide, with wings ex- 
panded, proper, ducally collared, chained, beaked and 
taloned, topaz.. 

Motto.] Moveo et proficior. 

Seat.] Farmhill, near Dungannon, in county of 
Tvrone, 72 miles from Dublin. 


X HIS Family is of great antiquity in the Weft-Riding of 
the county of York, and derives its name from the hamlet 
or eftate of Holroyd or Howroyd, as it is pronounced, in 
Bdrk-Ifland fix miles from Halifax, which they formerly 
pofFefled. The name has been differently fpelled, viz. How- 
royde, Howlefoyd, Hooleroid, Holerode, Kolroide, Hoi- 
foid, Holeroyd, Holroyd, &c. The origin of which has 
been derived by antiquaries from the Anglo-Saxon How an 
hill, j-'Oife, which word flgnines, ' when applied to land, fuch 
as was barren and uncultivated, and which on that account 
paid only two-pence per acre, and was freed from the fervice 
of grave and other taxes. This origin well fuits the foil 
and fituaticn of Holroyd (now the property and feat of 


* timer's Office. 2 Idem, 3 idem. * Idem. 


j ofhua Horton, Efq. uncle to Sir Watts Horton of Chadder- 
' ton in county of Lancafter, Bart.) which joins to the moun- 
tainous country feparating Lancafhire from Yorkfhire, called 
Blackftone-edge. The name Holdenroid is alfo to be found 
in Holftein, &c. whence the Anglo-Saxons came. 

It appears from grants, ancient deeds and records, that 
William de Howroyde pofTeiied the lands of Howrovde in 
the reign of K. Edw. I. John, his fon, was living 8 Edw. 
III. 1335. His fen, John de Howroyde, 30 Edw. III. 
Henry de Howlroide, 2 Richard II. Thomas de Holroide. 

9 Rich. II. John de Holroid, in the fame Kind's reign. 

John, his fon, 3 Hen. IV. — Hugh de Hclroid of Barkifland, 
and Gracia his wife, granted two oxgangs of land in Bark- 
hland to John Faber, 8 Hen. IV. 1407, to which deed a 
feal is appendant, being a rofe encircled with the words 
" S. Hugonis de Holroid," which was afterwards encreafed 
to five rofes in faltire now borne by the family, and ihows 
the antiquity of the coat. — John Holroyd of Barkifland was 
living in the time of Hen. V.— Ifaac, his fon, 16 Hen. VI. 
— Ifaac Holroid, 8 Edw. IV. — Thomas Holroid, 7 Hen. 
VII. — John Holroid, 12 Hen. VIII. — Ifaac Holroyd, 37 
Hen. VIII. — -John Holroid, 1 8 Eliz.— Henry Holroyd, 40 
Eliz. — George Holroyd, 3 James I. — John Holroid, 20 
James I. — Ifaac Holroid, 1 5 Charles I. Which Ifaac had 
feveral children, and his fon Benjamin left a fon Ifaac ; ano- 
ther fon Nathaniel, who left a daughter named Elizabeth : 
but t] efe elder branches ended in a female. 

Ifaac Holroid, Efq. his younger fon, went into Ireland in Ifaac. 
- the reign of Charles II. and acquired considerable poiTeffions 
in that kingdom. He difiinguiihed himfelf as a ftrenuous 
friend to the revolution, and died in the year 1706. He 
married four wives, but had iiiue only by Mary Holroyd 
his nrit coufin, one fon John, and one daughter Mary, who 
married Ifaac Ambrofe, Efq. Clerk of the Houfe of Com- 
mons in Ireland, and left an only child Elizabeth, who 
married Hugh Eccies, Efq. 

John Holroyd, Efq. born in 1680, only fon and heir to J hn. 
Ifaac abovementioned, rehded occaflonally in England and 
'Ireland, and married Sarah, the daughter of William El- 
wood, Efq. * and filler and coheir to John Elwood, Vice- 


Jonas Elwood, Efq. had three fans, viz. William, Samuel and Na- 

tel, and two daughters, Sarah (who married Vanbubbart, Efq. 



Provoft and Reprefentative in Parliament for the Univerflty 
of Dublin *, he died in 1729, leaving ifTue two fons and one 
daughter. The fons were 

CO Ifaac his fucceiTor. 

( z ) William, the fecond fon, born in London in 17*2, was 

beneficed in the county of Wicklow, and died in 1768, 
leaving two daughters, Sarah married to Rev. Moore 
Smyth ; and Mary, to Rev. J. Alley, and is fince deceafed, 
leaving one fon. 
Ifaac. Ifaac Holroyd, Efq. the eldeft fon, was born in July, 
1708. He was educated at Hackney fc hool, and afterwards 
at Doctor Sheridan's in Dublin. He was entered at the 
Univerfity of Dublin, and afterwards ftudied the law at the 
Middle Temple, London ; but did not purfue that profeffion, 
preferring the private walk of life. 

He married Dorothy, the youngeft daughter of Daniel 
Baker of Penn, in county of Bucks, Efq. (by Martha, 
daughter of Samuel Meiliih of Blyth, in county of Notting- 
ham, Efq. by his wife Jane, daughter and coheir to Thomas 
Proufe of Hillerfdown in county of Somerfet, Efq. widow 
of Tobias Harvey, anceftor to Stanhope Harvev of Womerf- 
ly in county of York, Efq.) ; and decealmg at Bath 1 1 May, 
1778, in the 70 year of his age, was interred at Fletchingin 
SmTex, in a gothic maufoleum, adjoining the church, which 
was erected for the family ; on the front of the monument 
are the following infcriptions : 

H. S. E. 

Johannis Sz Sarre Holroyd filius 
Literis humanioribus 
A pueritia ufque imbutus 
lis excoiendis unice vacavit ; 
* v Et 

whofe daughter Anne married - ■ Eellew, Efq. and left two 

daughters, viz. Anne, married to William Shepherd, Efq. whofe fnn 
John married Mifs Ludiow ; Catharine, the fecond daughter of Bellew, 
married Henry White, Efq. whofe younger' daughter Catharine, mar- 
ried Thomas the prefent Earl of Weftmeath). Anne, the youneer, 

died unmarried. The faid William Elwood married Sarah, daughter of John 
Tpmlinfon, Efq. (whofe fecond daughter Dorcas, married John Bolton, 
Dean of Derry, and his daughter married Robert, father of Thomas Norman 
of Lagore, Efq. and of Flori'nda, who became the wife of Charles Gardiner, 
Efq. father of the Right Honourable Luke Gardiner); and had Sarah and 
John in the text. Anne, married to John Godly, Eiq. ; Margaret to Char- 
les Woodward, Efq.: the faid fon John, born m 1685, and died in 174s, 
unmarried. Samuel, Jofeph, and Daniel, who left no ilTue. Pedigree. 


Et qui ad reipublicae negotia 
Sciential copiam et ingenii ubertatem 

Facile converthTet 
Tranquilitati & vitse umbratilis otio 
Omnia poft habuit. 
Minime tamen officiorum oblitum 
Teftantur fervi, amici, liberi ; 
Honefti rigidus fectator, 
Benevolentia nee non comitate infignis, 
Optimi cujufque laudibus cumulates. 
Nemini non defideratus 
. E vita exceiiit. 
Natns 1708. Vixit annos 7c. 

Familia unde oriundus ftirpe Anglp-Saxonica in villa, ejufdem cognominis agri EboracenifIs A 
bub tempera Edwardi primi confederat ; 
Et Carolo fee undo imperante 
In Hiberniam migraverat ; 
Angliam regnante Georgio fecundp repetens 
In hac demum vicinia 
Sedem iibi ftabilivit 


Ifaaci Holroyd uxori 

Danielis Baker de Penn in comitatu Buck : fUise 

Pise, probae, caffoe, 

Mariti, natorum, amicorum, amaiitiiTimae, 

Marito, natis, amicis, diledtiilimss. 

Nat : MDCCIV. 

Vix : annos LXXIII. 

Matris optima? 

Haud immemor illius 


M. S. 


Ifaaci & Dorotheas Holroyd iilii natu tertii 

Qui militise deditus 

Animum ftrenuum & fortem 

Lepida urbanitate ita temperavit 

Ut nihil illi arduum, 



Ille nemine non jucundiffimus 
Rei bellicce fie obivit munia 
Ut veterani nominis 
Adolefcens exsquaret gloriam, 
Annum viceffimum quartum nondum egrefTus 
Paueis feleclus extra ordinem pnepofitus eft 
Ad arcis Moro oppugnationem in infula Cuba 
Superantis audacter munitionibus 
Vulneribus confoffus 
Occubuit victor. 
Tumulum egregio juveni 
Ipfo in vallo ubi honos partus 
Mxrentes pofuere commilitiones. 

Ifaa«? & Dorothea Holroyd fllije natu minima 
Quae morum fandlitate 
Vera religionis pio atque ailiduo cultu 
Suaviffima animi benignitate 
Eximiam format pulchritudinern 
Gratiorem reddidit. 
Immature erepta eft 

Vix : annos XXV. 

Johanni Gulielmo Holroyd 
Optimas indolis fummse fpei puero 
Pater mserens pofuit^ 

Vix : annos IV. mens III. dies IV. 
The iiTue of the (aid Ifaac, by his wife Dorothy (who died 
at Sheffield Place, 29 Auguft, 1777, and was interred at 
Flitching) were four fons and four daughters, viz. 
r T y Ifaac, who died in the eighth year of his age. 

(2) J onn > the prefent Lord Sheffield. 

(3) Daniel, who diftinguifhed himielf on the breaking out of 
the war with France in 1756, he was appointed Enlign in 
the 18 or royal Irifh regiment of foot, and in 1759* 
Lieutenant in a new raifed regiment of infantry, the 90, 
under the command of Colonel Morgan. He diftinguifhed 
himfelf at the capture cf Belleiile, and at Martinico, where 
he commanded the grenadiers of the regiment, particularly 
on the 24 of January at the bold attack of the freights, which 
were thought impregnable, and commanded St. Pierre. 



From Martinico the regiment went to the liege of the Ha- 
"vannah ; the difficulties andfuccefs of which are well known. 
Four officers, of whom he was one, and 36 men of the re- 
giment, on an out-poft, repulled a body of 500 Spaniards, 
by whom they had been attacked on the 24th of July, juft 
before day-break ; for which fervice they were thanked in or- 
ders by General Lord Albemarle. At laft, through the length 
of the fiege, and the ravages of the climate, the army being 
greatly weakened, and its iituation become defperate, it was 
refolved, as a laft refource, to ftorm the Moro Fort. Not- 
withftanding the health of the gallant officer, of whom we 
have been fpeaking, was at that time much impaired by fa- 
tigue and the diforders incidental to the climate, yet he of- 
fered himfelf to command a detachment of the regiment, to 
aclas a forlorn hope. He was obliged to pafs to the breach 
(which would admit only one man a breaft) along a narrow 
ridge of rock, hanging over the fea on one fide, on the other 
fide was the ditch, upwards of 60 feet deep. The Spaniards 
had placed 332 pounder oppoiite to the breach, behind a 
traverfe, loaded with the parings of ball, &c. which being 
fired, killed about 10 men; the detachment forced its way 
into the fort, Velafco the Governor was mortally wounded \ 
the garrifon gave way, but a priefb with a dozen men, got 
into a tower, and firing from thence, this promihng young 
man was fhot dead on the fpot •, he fell highly regretted by 
the whole army. Of the forlorn hope, which confifted of 
about forty, two of the three officers, and two-thirds of the 
men, were killed ; but they were the whole that fell in this 
extraordinary attack, the boldnefs of which entirely con- 
founded the Spaniards. The fuftaining party followed the 
forlorn hope, and four hundred of the eight hundred Spa- 
niards in the fort were put to the fword. It is well known, 
the Havannah being commanded by the Moro, furrender- 
ed in confequence of this fuccefsful attack. Daniel Holroyd 
was buried on the glacis of the Moro fort. 

Elwood, the fourth ion, died young. (4} 

The daughters were, , who died foon after her 

birth; Sarah-Martha, now living and unmarried ; Martha, 
who died young ; and Dorothy, who died in 1770, in the 
24 year of her age, unmarried, and was buried at Fletching. 

John Holroyd, the only furviving fon, entered into the T ] in 
army in 1760, when the regiment of light dragoons called 1 
the Royal Forefters was raifed, under the command of the Lord. 
Marquefs of Granby, in which corps he was Captain of a 
troop. When the peace was concluded in 1763, and the 



regiment was difbanded, he travelled three years over 
the principal parts of Europe, viliting the feveral courts 
of France, Italy, and Germany, and returned to England 
in 1766. 

In 1768, in default of hTue male of his mother's family, 
he fucceeded to their eftates in Yorkshire, Buckingham- 
{hire, and Middlefex, and at the fame time added the name 
of Baker to his own, in conformity to the will of his uncle. 
The Family of Baker, originally of Kent, was feated at 
Penn in county of Buckingham, about a century ago; and 
Daniel. Daniel Baker, who lived in the time of Q^Eliz. married Sa- 
rah, daughter of Thomas Richardfon, Efq. brother to 
John Richardfon, Alderman of London, and to Richard Ri- 
chardfon, who was a Judge ; and by her (who died 15 Fe- 
bruary, 1660) he left iffiie two fons, Daniel his heir \ and 
John, who died unmarried. 
Daniel. Daniel was born in 1627, an< ^ married 20 May, 1657, 

Barbara, daughter of John Steele, Alderman of London (by 

his wife Anne, daughter of Nicoll, Efq.); he died in 

1700, and was buried at Penn, having had iiiue feven chil- 
dren, John and James, and two daughters named Anne, 
died in their infancy. The furvivors were Daniel ; Sarah, 
born 1 2 March, 1658, married NarcifTus Lutterell, Efq. of 
the family of Dunfter-caftle in Somerfetfhire, and left an 
only fon Francis, who died without ifTue ; and Elizabeth, 
born 10 November, 1678, and married to John Ver- 
ney, Vifcount Fermanagh, grandfather to Ralph, Earl 
Daniel. Daniel, the only farviving fon, fucceeding his father, re- 
in ded many years at Penn in Buckinghamfhire ; and in the 
year 1721, was High Sheriff of that county. By his wife 
Martha Mellifh (abovementioned) whom he married in the 
year 1680, he had nine fons and eight daughters, four of 
whom died in their infancy. The furvivors were 
(1) Daniel, his heir, who was in born 1688 , he reiided at 

Penn, and died in 8738, unmarried. 
f 2 ) Samuel, born in 1689, D. D. Chancellor and Canon Refi- 

dentiary of York, alfo Rector of Tettrington and Dunning- 
ton in that county ; he died in 1 749, unmarried. 
m) John, born in 1690, a Portugal merchant, on the death of " 

his elder brother he retired, reiided feveral years at Penn, and 
died in 1759, unmarried. 
(4) James, born in 1693, Vicar of Stamfordham in Northum- 

berland, died in 1768, unmarried. 



Wiiiiam-Melliih, born in 1708, refided in Portugal as a (5) 
j merchant, and died in 1730, unmarried. 

Daughter Anne, born in 1686, married to Thomas Mead, (1) 
1 Commander of a fquadron cf {hips of war in the Weft-In- 
jdies, in Q^ Anne's reign, and by him had an only daughter, 
I who married Sir Fitz-Williams Barrington, Bart. 

Sarah, born in 1695, married toHenry Longof Totteridge, (2) 
I Herts, who was Captain of Admiral Wager's fhip when lie 
i took the galeons in the Weft-Indies : and fhe died in child- 
jbed, but left no iilue. 

Elizabeth, born in 1697, died in 1766, unmarried. /-\ 

Martha, born in 1698, married Henry Faure of Egharn in (*\ 

I Surry, Efq. and left three daughters, viz. Margaret, who 

idied unmarried ; Anne, married -to Denis Farrier Hillerf- 

don of Elftow in Bedfordshire, Efq. and left two daughters ; 

and Dorothy, married to Daniel Falkiner of Abbotftown in 

I county of Dublin, Efq. 

Barbara, born in 1699, married to Richard Andrews of (5) 
IWeft-Sheene, Efq. and left one fon John, who died in 
•J1768, unmarried. 

Maria-Jofepha, born in 1 70 1 , married to Thomas Atkinfcn ^ 
1 of Grove in the county of York, Efq. and died in 1778, 
!j leaving no ifTue. 

Joanna, born in 1703, married to Thomas Carter of /~\ 
IWeftoe in Cambridgeihire, Efq. and left three daughters, 
ijviz. Martha, who died unmarried ; Elizabeth, living and 
iunmarried *, Harriet, married to Sir Henry Clinton, K. B. 
:Commander in Chief in America, &c. and died, leaving 
two fons and two daughters. And 

Dorothy, born in 1704, who married Iiaac Holroyd be- (8) 
ifore mentioned. 

Daniel the father died in 1727, and was buried at Penn, 
las was alfohis wife Martha, who died in 1752. In memory 
of the family of Baker are two elegant monuments of mar- 
ble in the church of Penn, with the following inferiptions : 

H. M. P. 
Pi?e memorise facrum 
Hicjuxta conquiefcentum 
Danielis Baker armigeri 
Barbaraeque uxoris ejus 
Quorum alter de honeita ftirpe ortus 
Per feptuaginta duofque annos inurbe verfatus 
Ofhciifque ejus quibufdam iniignioris titidi 
Summa cum laude perfunfius 



Repentiha morte prereptus obiit 
In hac villa viceftimo Augufti 1700 
Seculum ante actum claudens 
Muitumque defideratus 
Ob integritatem nunquam temeratam 
Morumque candorem placidum fimul & aequabilem 
Univerfam nee non benevolentiam & humanitatem 
Geftumquelate exemplarium 
Quacunque relatione pohtum fpedftes 
Sive filii vel parentis 
Conjugis vel amici 
Subditi vel magiftratus 
Altera bifquinque folum per annos fuperftes 
Fide & operibus bonis plena 
Lentiilima tandem emaciata morte 
Ad beatorum fedes anteceiTum virum 
Dudtore Chrifto atque aufpice fecuta eft 
Exediam villa Augufti etiam tertia 17 10. 
Fiiio fuo anico Danieli poft fe relicto 
(Qui boc in parentis pii mi gratique animi testimonium 
Seris duraturum nepotibus extruxit) 
Duabufque flliis quarum «Sara major natu 
Nupta eft Narcifs Lutterell de Hofpitio Graienfi armig, 
Elifabetha autem minor honoratiffirno domino 
Johanni Verney de Cleydon in hoc comit. Baronetto 
Vicecomiti de Fermanagh 
& Baronis de Belturbet apud Hibernos. 

Hoc monumentum 

Poni juffit 

Sibi & marito benemerente Danieli Baker 

Ab antiqua ftirpe in comitatu Cantii oriundo 


E Mellifhiorum familia de Bligli in comitatu Nottinghamieni 

Hie XLI annis in hac parocha 

Cum uxore placidiffima 
Liberaliter & honefte peractis 
Evita deceffit MDCCXXVII 
Ilia pietatis erga Deum 
&: amoris erga fuos 
Exemplar probe fpectatum 
Ufque ad annum MDCCLIII remanfit 
Felicis connubio filios IX filias VIII enixa eft 
Quatucr tenera setate ereptis 



Reliqui fere fenectutem attingerunt 

<k non # impares virtutibus parentum 

De hac numerofa ftirpe 

Johannis Baker Hoiroyd 

De Sheffield Place in comitatu Suflexienfi 

Solis probis virilis fuperftes atquse litres 

Hoc marmore 

Mandata avice explevit 


We now" return to John Baker Hoiroyd (the only furviv- 
ing heir of the family of Baker) from the year 1767 he re- 
lided at Greave-hall in Yorkfliire, and principally at Shef- 
field-place # in SuiTex ; where he dhiinguiihed himfelf as 
an adtive magiftrate and uleful country gentleman. In the 
year 1778, when the war with France broke out, the militia 
of the county of Sunex being embodied, for the firft time, 
in the month of March that year, under the command of 
the Duke of Richmond, he entered into it as Major, and 
was indefatigable in his attention to the regiment. 

In the Summer of 1779, when the combined fleets of 
France and Spain were upon the coaft of England, he offer- 
ed to raife a regiment of light dragoons without expence to 
the public, which offer was gracioufly accepted by his Majef- 
ty, and he was permitted to nominate all his officers. The 
regiment was compleated in a few weeks, and called the Su£> 

Vol. VII. P fex 

* The eftatcs and manor of Sheffield in Suffex, from which his Lordftip 
takes his title, are very confiderable, and give name to the Hundred. The 
houfe is large and elegant, and fituated in an extenfivePark, mid-way between^ 
Eaft-Grimftead and Lewes. The firft foundation is not known, but it has 
undergone great alterations, efpecially within thefe few years. It is in the 
beftgothic ftyle, and in a battlemented frize, which goes round the houie, 
are introduced the arms of the poffeffors of the Lordfhip or Manor of Sheffield, 
from Edward the confeffor's time, when, as appears from Doomfday-book. it 
belonged to Earl Godwin. In 1068 William the Conqueror granted it to his 
half brother Robert de Mortaigne, Earl of Cornwall. 25 Edw. L 
1 296, it belonged to Laurence de St. Maur. 32 Edw. I. 1304, to John 
de Ratriden. 35 Edw. I. 1306, to Thomas Earl of Lancafter. 35 
Edw. III. 1360, to Henry Duke of Lancafter. 48 Edw. 111. 1375.5 to 
Roger Dalyngrigg. 2 Rich. III. 1484. to John firft Duke of Norfolk. 
13 Eliz. 1510, to Thomas third Duke of Norfolk, who in 1571, the 
year before he was beheaded, fold the manor, &c. of Sheffield to Thomas 
Lord Buckhurft ; whofe grandfon, Richard Earl of Dorfet, fold the fame zi 
James I. 1623, to Sir Chriftopher Nevill, fon of Edward Lord Abergavenny, 
and anceftor to the prefent Lord. Anne, Baronefs Dowager of Abergaven = 
ny, marrying to her fecond hufband John Lord Delawar, this manor palled 
into that family in 1 744, and from the faid Lord Delawar to John BafeftT 
Hoiroyd, bypurchafe. 


fex or 2 2d regiment, as much diftinguifhed by its men, horfeS 
and appointments, as by its military difcipline. 

In February, 1780, he was elected to Parliament for the 
city of Coventry without oppolition, and foon diftinguifhed 
himfelf by his fpirit, his clearnefs of judgment, and a manly 
boldnefs of expreflion. In June, the fame year, during the 
very extraordinary infurrection and disturbances in London, 
he was eminent for his activity *. At the head of a detach- 
ment of the Northumberland militia, he was the firft to put 
a ftop to the outrageous violences of the mob at Mr. Lang- 
dale's in High Holborn, and at Holborn-bridge, where he 
had an opportunity of difplaying courage, coomefs, and hu- 

His Majefty, by privy feal at . St. James's 1 o December, 
1780 *, and by patent at Dublin 9 January, 1781 2 , ad- 
vanced him to the Peerage of Ireland, by the name, ftyle and 
title of Lord Sheffield, Baron of Dunamore f in the county 
of Meath. And by letters from St. James's 3 , 1 7 Septem- 
ber, 1783, his Majefty was pleafed further to create him 
Baron Sheffield of Rofcomon, entailing the honour, in 
failure of heirs male, on his iffiie female ; the patent palTed 
accordingly 1 9 October fame year 4 . 

At the general election the preceding September, through 
the flagitious conduct of the corporation of Coventry, and 
the fheriffs, his re-election was prevented, and no return 
made *, after a long hearing before the Houfe of Commons, 
the fheriffs were committed to Newgate for their proceedings, 
and a new election was ordered, which began the latter end 
of November following, through the fame management 
of the corporation the poll was continued four weeks and 
two days j and notwithstanding a great majority in favour of 


* When Parliament was befieged and infulted by an intoxicated multi- 
tude, and when the perfon who brought together that multitude, had fre- 
quently gone out to the people, and represented, or rather mifreprefented, 
to them what was palling in that Houi'e, to which he belonged ; it is faid 
that Mr. Holroyd flopped him with lb me threats, adding, " that heretofore 
" he had imputed his conduct to madneis, but that now he was convinced 
" there was more malice than m»dnefs in it." 

■f Dunamore, or Dunaghmore, a manor and eftate in the county of 
Meath, was purchased by his Lordihip's anceitor about a century ago, from 
the Earl oi Denbigh and Dcimond, 

* B.ot. p. d- A , at Geo. HLaa.p. f, '* Idem. R. 35. 3 Idem. 
*4Gco. HI. i.p.f. 4 Idem. 


Colonel Holroyd and Mr. iTeo, Sir Thomas Halifax arid 
Mr. Rogers were returned ; but on a fecond petition to the 
Houfe, the two former members, viz.- Colonel Holroyd and 
Mr. Yeo, were declared duly elected. 

Soon after the conclufion of the war in the beginning of 
1783, he had an opportunity of fhewing {till further the 
variety and extent of his abilities, by the oppofi tion which he 
almoft iirigly made to a' bill brought into parliament during 
the Mar quels of LanfdOwn's adminiftration, for the regulation 
of the trade and inter courfe with the American States. He 
pointed out the mifchievOus tendency of the fyftem, and by 
perfeverance and unremitted attention to the bill in every ftage, 
it was at length flopped, and a temporary power given to the 
King in Council, to regulate the interc'ourfe with the new 
ftates; but the fyfcem was only fufperided, tne f abject led to 
an enquiry the moft extenfive that could be conceived, and 
it was not likely to be uriderftood, if his Lordfhip had not 
thrown together in a pamphlet a moft extraordinary body 
of information, with his Obfervatioris thereon ; the title of 
the pamphlet was Obfervations on the Commerce With the 
American States ; and in the year 1785, his Lordfhip pub- 
lifhed a Tract on the Manufactures, Trade, and frefent 
ftate of Ireland *'*. 

In 1767 he married Abigail, only daughter of Lewis Way 
of Richmond in Surry, Efq 1 . (by Abigail his third wife, 
only child and heir to John Lockay, Efq. by Abigail, daugh- 
ter and heir to Sir Roger Hill of Denham in county of Buck- 
ingham f). By this Lady his Lordfhip has had iffue one 

P 2 fon 

* The Editor, for a further account of thefe tranfactions, begs leave to re- 
fer to the Pamphlets alluded to. 

f Sir John Hill of Hounfton, in county of Somerfet, the 16th in defcent 
from Sir Roger, mentioned in the text, was made a Knight Banneret by- 
Edward HI. in whofe reign he died, as appears from the office of in- 
quefh taken the i 5 of that King. Robert Hill, Efq. fon to Sir John, mar- 
ried Ifabella, filter and heirefsto Sir Thomas Fichet, of the faid county, Knt. 
by whom he had the manor of Spaxton. Sit John Hill of Spaxton, in the 
county of Somerfet, Knt. grandfon to Robert aforefaid, married Joan, 
daughter and heirefs to William Bannifter (by Elizabeth his wife, daughter 
and heirefs to Philip Wallefleigh, Efq.). John Hill of Spaxton, grandfon of 
Sir John laft mentioned,' married Cecily, daughter and heirefs to Robert Af- 
ton, Efq. whofe fon, John Hill, married Cecily, daughter and co^irefs to 
John Sturton, Efq. by his wife Catharine, daughter and heirefsto Thomas 
Fitz- Payne. This John left his eftate to Robert his heir, who married Do- 
rothy, daughter and heirefs to Thomas Flanncck, of county of Cornwall, 
Efq. Wiiliam, grandfon of the faid Robert, removed to Yard, in the faid 


1 Ulfter's Office. 


fon and two daughters, viz. John-William, who died in the 
«j year of his age 5 Maria-Jofepha, and Louifa-Dorothea, 
both now living 1 . 

Titles.] John Baker Holroyd, Lord Sheffield, Baron 
of Dunamore, and Baron Sheffield of Rofcomon. 

Creation.] B. Sheffield of Dunamore, in the county 
ofMeathi8 December, 1780, 21 Geo. III. and B. Shef- 
field of Rofcomon in the county of Rofcomon, 20 Septem- 
ber, 1783, 23 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Quarterly of four, ift, faphire, on a fefs dan- 
cette, pearl, between three Griffins paftant, wings endorfed, 
topaz, three efchallops, rubyj 2d, faphire, five rofes feeded 
in faltire, pearl, for Holroyd. 3d, ermine, on a chief, 
ruby, a demi lion rampant iffiiihg, topaz, for El wood. 
4th, faphire, a fefs, topaz, between three fwans heads 
erafed, pearl, ducally gorged, topaz, charged with as many 
cinque-foils, ruby, for Baker. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a Demi-Griffin, wings endorfed, 
diamond, holding between his claws a ducal coronet, topaz. 

Supporters.] The dexter a lion, reguardant, 
proper. The finifler^ a horfe, proper, bridled. 

Motto.] Quem te Deus esse jussit. 

Seats.] Sheffield-place in the county of SufTex, and 
Greave-hall near Ferry-bridge, Yorkfhire. 

county of Somerfet, and his fon Roger Hill, Efq. in the time of K. Henry 
VIII. removed to Poundesford, in faid county, whofe lineal heir, Roger, of 
Poundesford, Efq. (by Catharine his firft wife, daughter of Giles Green, of 
the county of Dorfet, Efq., had iffue William, and by Abigail his fecosd 
wife, daughter of Brampton Gurdon, in the county of Suffolk, Efq., had Sir 
Roger, firft mentioned, who in the reign of Charles II. fettled at Denham, 
in the county of Bucks, and upon the death of his brother William, without 
iffue, became poffeffed of the eftate of Poundesford. His reprefentative and 
great grandfon, Benjamin Way, of Denham, Efq. married Elizabeth-Anne, 
eldeft daughter of William Cooke, D. D. Provoft of King's College, Cam- 
bridge, Dean of Ely, &c. and hasfeveral children. 

* Pedigree furnifhed by his Lordfhip. 


t 213 ] 


11 1 S Lordfhip is defcended from a refpectable family in o» 9 
the county of Dorfet, where, at the time of the civil wars, 
they poiTefled a confiderable landed property. — Mr. Hood, 
father of the prefent Lord, received a liberal education, en- 
tered into Holy Orders, was many years Vicar of Butleigh 
in county of Somerfet, and from thence was promoted to 
Thorncombe in Devon. — ^He married and had ifiue Samuel, 
created a Peer ■ ; Alexander, made a Captain in the Royal 
Navy 27 July, 1781 2 *, Arthur-William, who fucceeded to 
his father's ecclefiaftical preferments, and is deceafed ; 
daughter Elizabeth, married to Edmond Walker, Alder- 
man of Exeter; and Anne, unmarried in 1 784 3 . 

Samuel Hood, the prefent Lord, entered into the Royal Sir 
Navy at an early period, and 22 July, 1756 4 , was raifed to Samuel, 
the rank of Captain ; in 1759, for his bravery in taking the .~: or< * 
Bellona frigate, he had the honour of being introduced to ■ H - 00 «- 
his Majefty K. Geo. II. by Lord Anfon ; on 19 May, 1778, 
he was created a Baronet of England, in which year he was 
appointed Commiflioner of Port fmouth- Yard, which he re- 
figned in 1780; and in that year was made an Admiral ; 
for his gallant behaviour in the Weft-Indies, as an Admi- 
ral, in the engagement with the French fleet under Count 
de Grafle, he received the public thanks of the kingdom 5 , 
and was created a Peer of Ireland, by the title of Lord Baron 
Hood of Catherington, for which honour the Privy Seal bears 
date at St. James's 28 May, and the Patent at Dublin 12 
September, 1782 6 . 

His Lordfhip married Sufanna, daughter of Edward 
Lindfey of Portfmouth, Efq. and hath ifiue a fon Henry 
born in 1754, who married Jane, daughter of Francis 
Wheeler, Efq. and has ifiue Francis- Wheeler, Sufanna, and 

Titles.] Sir Samuel Hood, Lord Baron Hood, and 



1 Debret. 2 Beatfon. 3 Debret. + Beatfon. 5 Idem. 

and Pebret. c Rot. A . %% Geo. III. 5. p. f . R. 6^ . 


Creations.] Bart. 19 May, 1778, and B. Hood of 
Catherington in the kingdom of Ireland 12 September, 
3*782, 22 Geo. Ill, 

Arms.] Saphire, a fret, pearl, a chief, diamond, with 
three crefcents topaz. 

Crest.] A Cornifh Chough, proper, on a Wreath, 
ruby and pearl. 

Supporters.] ^he Dexter a Triton, with his trident 
refting on his right fhoulder ; the Sinifter a Mermaid, hold- 
ing in her left hand a mirror, refting on her left fhoulder. 


>W»»»SS ^<g < cgc i Cfo 


<3°V X O prove the antiquity of the Family of Pomeroy, wc 
fhall obferve to our readers according to Mr. Prince, " That 
" the caftie of Bery in the parifh of Bery (now from this Fa- 
<c mily called Berry Pomeroy) conjoined with that of Tot- 
cc nefs by a fair bridge of eight arches Handing over the river 
<c Dart in the South parts of this county, which caftie is 
f* fituate in a deer-park upon a rock on a riling ground, frpni 
f ( the Eaft and North, over a pleafant rivulet, running 
<c through the Park aforefaid, which emptieth i.tfelf into the 
tc Hemms at Little Hemfton ; as that doth into the Dart in 
<€ the fight of the town of Totnefs, half a mile from the 

<c North-Eaft thereof* : Here this great progeny had 

<l their dwelling from the Norman Conqueft unto the days 
* c of K. Edward VI. upwards of 500 years." 
Ralph ^ ie ^ r ^- °^ tn ^ name (which was written de Pomerio, de Po- 
rnery, and now Pomeroy ) who appealed in England was Ralph 
de la Pomerai \ he emigrated from Normandy with Duke 
- William, and very much affifted in his conqueft of Britain, 
for which fervice he obtained a grant from the Jpng of fifty- 

* Mr. Prince's defcription of the interior apartments of this building is 
given under the title of Lord Conway. 


eight Lordfhips in the county of Devon, and thofe of Stower 
and Are in ttomerfet; Doomfday Book made in 1086, 20 
Will. I. exprefsly mentions the Lordfhip of Bery, with 
thofe of Wiche, Dunwinfdon, Brawardin, Prudeford, Her- 
wood, Toriland, Holcome, Peremore, Affton, Otrye, Ci- 
vedon, and Smaridge, all in Devon. — To the faid Ralph 
fucceeded Joel, who marrying a natural daughter of K. Henry Joel. 
I. and lifter to Reginald Earl of Cornwall, had iiTue by her 
two fons, Henry and Jocelyn ; the elder of whom, Henry, Henry. 
married Matilda de Vitrei, and hadhTue a fon *. 

Sir Henry f , fecond of that name, who was born at the Sir 
caftle of Bery, and by Alice de Vere his wife had iffue Hen-™. eni T- 
ry, third of that name, father, by Margaret de Vernine, oft, enr 7* 
Henry, fourth of that name, who took to wife Joan de Val- 
letort. — 41 Henry III. he had livery of 38 fees in Bery and 
Harberton, alio the manors of Bery and Stokely Pomerai in 
Devon, and the moiety of the manor of Harberton and 
Brixham (of which he had an eftate in fee tail to himfelf, and 
the heirs male of his body in right of faid marriage) all which 
he held of the King in capite by the fervice of Barony •, 42 
of that reign he had fummons to fit himfeif with horle and 
arms to attend the King at Chefter, in order to oppofe the 
hoftilities of the Welch; but he being afterwards found hi 
arms againft the King, his lands were extended. — It appears 
from Mr. Prince, that the faid Henry fat in Parliament as a 
Baron | in right of his lands, and was the laft of the family 
admitted to that honour, which however his anceftors en- ' 
joyed from a very early period, — He was father by his faid 


* William de Pomerai in noa, 3 Hen. I. gave to the Monks of Gloucefter 
hisLordihip of Bery; for the redemption whereof Gozeline, his brother, 
granted to them afterwards Seldene, for which at length they got Hope- 
Maylefel. This William had a fon, Ethelward, who refouaded the abbey of 
Buckfaft in Devon, a magnificent building, and at the diifolution was found 
to be of the yearly value of 466I. 1 is. ad The Pomerais arms were to be 
feen in feveral places of this building. (Prince.) 

f Henry gave certain lands near adjoining to the manor of Wimple in this 
county to the Nuns of St. Catherine's in Exeter ; and Jofcelyn, his younger 
brother, gave the whole village of Tale, in the parifh of Plimbiee in this 
county, to the abbey of Ford in the parifh of Thorncombe, county of Devon. 

X Near after the Conqueft, all fuch as enjoyed free feigniories, which wc 
call court barons, fate as nobles in the upper houfe of parliament ; but ex- 
perience mowing that fuch multitudes were troublefome, it became cuftoma- 
ry that none fhould come thither but fuch a6 the King thought good to call 
by writ for their fuperior wifdom or quality, which writ at firft ran hac-vke 
tantum ; this eftate of nobility depending merely upon the King's pleafure, 
the great landholders fought a more certain tenure, and obtained of the 
King letters patent of the dignities to them and their heir* male. (Prince.) 



Henry, wife of Henry fifth of that name, who married Amicia de 
Henry. Camvil, and had iffue Henry fixth of that name, who by 
his wife Joane de Mileftiad had iffue five fons, viz. Henry 
his heir ; William ', Nicholas ; Thomas ; and John. 
Sir Henry, the eldeft fon, feventh of that name, was living 

Henry, in 1338 (i 2 Edward III.) being then a Knight, and one of 
the coufins and heirs of Roger de Valletort Lord of Harber- 
ton; by deed bearing date in February that year, hereleafed 
to Prince Edward, eldeft fon of the King, and then Duke of 
Cornwall, all his right and title to the caftle and manor of 
Tremarton in Cornwall, belonging to him by right of de- 
cent from the faid Roger de Valletort, in confideration 
whereof, the King granted to him and his heirs an annuity 
of 40I. to be paid out of the Exchequer ; which grant con- 
tinued in the family till the time of Roger of Stockbridge, 
Efq. hereafter mentioned. — He had iiiue two daughters and 
a fon, Sir John de la Pomerai of Berry, who married Joan, 
^laughter and heir to Sir Richard Merton of Merton near 
great Torrington in Devon, and relicSt of John Bampfield of 
Portmone ; by this lady having no iiTue, he conveyed the 
Jjordihip of Bery unto Sir Robert Pomerai, of whom we 
jfhail forthwith treat \ Margaret, younger fitter to the faid 
loan. §' lY J onn 5 married Adam Cole ; and Joan, the elder fifter, 
became the wife of Sir James Chidieigh, and by him had a 
loan. daughter Joan, who married firft Sir John St. Aubin, by 
whom me had a fon Sir John ; fecondly Sir Philip Brian, 
younger fon of Sir Guy Brian of Tor-Brian 5 and thirdly 
Sir Thomas Pomerai of Sandrige in Stoke-Gabriel, Knt. fon 
of Sir Robert Pomerai, who inherited the Lordfliip of Bery 
by the gift of Sir John Pomerai, as before mentioned. The 
Edward. iiTueofthis marriage was Edward, who married Margaret, 
daughter and heir to Peter Bevil (by Margaret his wife, 
daughter and heir to Richard de Calaton) and had iiTue, 
Henry. Henry, Semclere, and John \ of whom the eldeft fon Hen- 
ry married firft Alice, daughter of Walter Raleigh of Far- 
dell, and had iiTue two fons, viz. Sir Richard his heir j and 
Sir Thomas, made a Knight of the Bath at the coronation 
of K. Henry V-IPs Queen. The faid Henry married fecondly 
Amy Camel, whofe coat armour, fahle, a camel pafTant ar- 
gent, was fet up in the church or Berry-Pomeroy. 
Sir Sir Richard Pomerai, Knt. eldeft fon of the firft mar- 

Richard. ria<ie, took to wife Elizabeth, daughter and heir to Richard 
Denzel of Filleigh in Devon, relict of Sir Martin Fortefcue, 
Sir Knt. and had iffue Sir Edward Pomerai, a Knight of the 
Edward. Bath at the creation of Henry Prince of Wales, after K. 



Henry VIII. He married Jane, daughter of Sir John Sap- 
coats, Knt. by whom he had ifTue four fons, viz. Sir Tho- 
mas ; Hugh ; William ; and Edward. 

Sir Thomas Pomeroy, Knt. heir to his father, married gir 
Jane, daughter of Sir Fierce Edgecombe, and had iiTueThomai. 
Thomas, who married a daughter of Sir Henry Rolie ofThomas. 
Stephenfton, and by her was father of Valentine, who mar- Valen- 
ried flrft the daughter of Sir Thomas Reynel of Eaftogweljtine. 
and had ifTue a daughter ; he married fecondly Margaret, 
daughter of Sir John Whiddon of Chagford, Knt. and left 
iflue three fons, viz. Roger his heir a , Valentine (who mar- 
ried a daughter of Gilbert Hoay of Nitheway, Efq. and had 
ifTue) ; and Gilbert, who refided with his brother Roger at 
Sandridge, and was, according to Mr. Prince 3 an honeft, 
pious, and charitable gentleman. 

R.oger Pomeroy, Efq. was living at Sandridge in 1 701, Roger. 
" in a worfhipful degree, having well feryed his country hi 
" the quality of a Juftice of Peace, Deputy Lieutenant, and 
" a Member of Parliament." — He married Joan, daughter 
of Elias Wills of Saitafh in Cprnwall> and had iflue* Elias ; 
Joan ; and Elizabeth '. 

The particular branch from which Lord Harberton imme- 
diately defcends, was feated at Engefdon in the county of 
Devon, in the reign ofK. James I. as appears from evidences 
now in his Lordfhip's pofTeflion ; of which branch was the 
Rev. Arthur Pomeroy, who came into Ireland in 1672, a ,,* 
Chaplain to Arthur Caple, Earl of EfTex, L. L. who efta- 
bliftied himfelf in the Deanery of Cork and other confidera- 
ble preferments in that county. — He married Elizabeth, fe- 
cond daughter of Sir Richard, and lifter to Sir John Oiborne 
ofBallintaylor in county of Wat erford, Bart, and by her had 
ifTue John ; Richard, who died unmarried ; Elizabeth, who 
alfo died unmarried j and Mary, who became the fecond 
wife of Richard Cox, Efq. eldeft fon of Sir Richard Cox, 
Bart. Lord Chancellor of Ireland in 1703, and ihe died 
without ifTue. 

John, the eldeft fon, entered into holy orders, and in John. 
1 7 1 6 married Elizabeth, youngeft daughter of Edmund Do- 
nellan of Cloghan, in county of Rofcomon, Efq. by her he 
had iffue two fons, viz 2 . 

Arthur, created a Peer, and (1) 

John, Colonel of the ftxty-fourth regiment of foot, ap- (2) 
pointed a Major-General of his Majefty's forces 25 May, 

*77 2 * 

3 Prince's Worthies of Devon. 2 Information of his Lordfaip. 


1772, and advanced to the rank of Lieutenant- General 29 
Auguft, 1777* He was chofen to parliament for Trim in 
1761, which borough he continues to reprefent, was alfo 
fwom of the Privy Council in Ireland in 1777, and is un- 
married I . 
Arthur, Arthur, the firft. and prefent Lord Harberton, was born 
Lord in 1723, and was chofen to parliament for the county of 
Harber- Kildare at the general election in 1761, in which honour- 
ton, able truft he continued till the difiblution of the parliament 
in 1783, foon after which his Majefty was pleafed, by privy 
feal at St. James's, 1 8 September, and patent 2 at Dublin, 
10 October, 1783? to advance him to the Peerage of Ire- 
land, and by the title of Lord Baron Harberton of Carbery, 
in county of Kildare, his Lordfhip had his introduction to 
the Houfe of Peers 3 14 October, 1783. 

He married, 20 October, 1747, Mary, younger daugh- 
ter and coheir to Henry Colley of Caftle Carbery, in coun- 
ty of Kildare, elder brother of Richard firft Lord Morning- 
ton, by the Lady Mary, daughter of James Hamilton, Earl 
of Abercorn, and by her Ladyfhip had hTue four fons and 
three daughters, viz, 
(g) Henry, born 8 December, 1749 4 , member in the laft 

and prefent parliaments for Strabane, in county of Tyrone, 
and married in January, 1788, to Mary, fecond daughter of 
Nicholas Grady, late of Grange, in county of Limerick, £fq. 
/\ Arthur- James, born 3 March, 1753 5 3 unmarried. 

/,) John, born 19 December, 1758 6 , in holy orders, and 

Rector of Lpughgilly, in the diocefs of Armagh ; 3 1 Octo- 
ber, 1785, he married Eflher, eldeft daughter of James 
Spencer of Rathangan, in county of Kildare, Efq. and has 
hTue one daughter. 

George, born 1 March, 1 764 7 , Lieutenant in the fifth 
regiment of dragoon guards. 
y > Daughter Elizabeth 8 died young, 

tj\ Henrietta-Judith, born 18 June, 1754*5 married 25 

July, 1776, to the Honourable and Reverend Doctor James 
He wit, eldeft fon of James, Vifcount Lifford, Lord Chan- 
cellor, and died 22 April, 1778, without ifliie. 
f.\ Mary, born 19 March, 1757, married 23 January, 1776, 

to John-Craven Garden of Templemore, in county of Tip- 
perary, and fhe died 29 September, 1778, leaving ifliie by 
him, who was created a Baronet 31 Auguft, 1787, two 


5 Information of his Lordfiiip and Beatfon's Index. - Rot. A°. 2.3 

Ceo. 111. s.p.D. R. 52.^7- 3 Lords Tour. V. 379. * Ulfter. 

5 Id. ° Id. 7 id. * Id. s Id. 



fons, viz. John, born in April, J777 : and Arthur, born 
in March, 1778 % 

Title.] Arthur Pomeroy, Lord Baron Harberton of 
Carbery, in county of Kildare. 

Creation.] So created 10 October, 1783, 23 Geo. 


Arms.] A Lion rampant, ruby, holding an apple in 
his dexter paw, in a field, topaz j within, a bordure en- 
grailed diamond 

Crest.] A Lion rampant, ruby, holding an apple, as 
in the coat. 

Supporters.] Two Wolves, the dexter proper, the 
finifter pearl, plain collars and chains, topaz. 

Motto.] Virtutis, fortuna comes. 

Seat.] Newbery, in county of Kildare, 25 miles from 

T 9 


v-jlT the commencement of the twelfth century, Robert 39? 
■ Clements pafTed from France into Ireland ; was after chofen 
; Governor to K. Philip, named Auguftus, and was ap- 
. pointed Prime Minifrer and Regent of the kingdom of 
1 France, during the minority of that King.— His fon, Albert 
! Clements, was the firft who rendered the Marfhal of France a 
I military employment, which before, and even in his time, was 
i an office in the livery or houfehold eftablifhment ; in this eni- 
. ploy we find him in 1 183 and 1 191, at which period he loft 
j his life at the liege of Are in France. His device was Dieu 
j aide au Premier Marefchal de France, which has continued 
: the motto of his defendants. — Henry Clements, brother to 
l Albert aforefaid, fucceeded to the office of Marfhal of 
France in 1 191 ; in 1214 the King gave him the Lordfhip 
of Mey, and that of Aquitaine, which land of Mey con- 
tinued veiled in the family, and has borne the name of Mey 
le Marefchal j in confequence of which, the defcendants of 


1 Ulfter, and Information of his Lordfhip, 


the Marfhal, who continue in France, are called Clement du 
Mey. — The laid Henry died in 1224, fince whofe time we 
meet with two other Marfhals of France of the fame name 
and arms, feveral General Officers, many Knights of St. 
Michael, the fir ft order of France, and a Commander of 
the Holy Ghoft in the laft age. —The family of Clements, 
now remaining in France, are allied, by intermarriage, with 
the Houfe of Nemour, the Houfe of Bourbon, that of Mont- 
morency ; and many of them now, or lately in exiftence, 
have attained to the higheft ecclefiaftical and military dig- 
nities ' . 

At what period this family of Clements in Ireland branch- 
ed from the Houfe of Du Mey, we are unable to determine, 
it is prefumed, however, that they fixed their refidence 
here during the ufurpation of Cromwell. 

Theophilus Clements, uncle to Lord Leitrim, was member 
of parliament for the borough of Cavan in 17 15, 1723, and 
1 725 2 , a Lord of the Privy Council, and Teller of the Ex- 
chequer in Ireland 3 ; he married Elizabeth 4 , eldeft daugh- 
ter of Francis Burton of Buncraggy, in county of Clare, 
!Efq. great-grandfather to Henry, Lord Conyngham, and 
deceafed without iffiie. 
Katlia- Nathaniel Clements, father to Lord Leitrim, and youngv 
Hid. er brother to Theophilus afcrefaid, ferved in parliament for 
the borough of Duleek in 1727, and for that of Cavan 
from 1763 till his deceafe : He filled the office oi 
Cafhier or Teller of the Exchequer for feveral years, and on 
the deceafe of the late Right Honourable Luke Gardiner, 
fucceeded him as Deputy Vice-Treafurer of Ireland. Hei 
was fworn of the moft honourable Privy Council, and died i 
in 1777- — He married 31 January, 1729, Hannah, eldeft 
daughter of Reverend William Gore, Dean of Downe, and 
by her, who died about 1783, had ifiiie three fons and four 
daughters, viz. 

r x \ Robert, advanced to the Peerage. 

( 2 ) William, who died at Bath, 4 June, 1770. 

(^) Henry- Theophilus, Lieut. Colonel of the fixty-ninth re- 

giment of foot, fucceeded his father as Deputy Vice-Trea- 
furer, reprefents the borough of Cavan in the prefent par 
liament, and hath been fworn of the Privy Council in Ire- 
land. — In 1770 he married firft Mary, daughter and heir 


1 Family Information. * Commons Jour. 3 Lodge. 

* Utfter's OS. 


to General Webb ; in Auguft, 1778, he married, fe- 
condly, Catharine, eldeft daughter of the Right Hon. John 
Beresford, and by her, who was born 28 September, 1761, 
has feveral children. 

Daughter Elizabeth, born 18 Auguft, 173 1, married ( x ) 
Francis-Pierpoint Burton of Buncraggy in county of Clare, 
Efq. and by him, who fucceeded to the title of Baron Co- 
nyngham, and died in 1787, has iffue. 

Hannah, baptized 23 January, 1736, married to George / z ) 
Montgomery of Ballyconnell in county of Cavan, Efq. and 
died at Bath in January, 1786, having had nTue by him, 
who ferved many years in parliament for the county of 
Cavan, and died in 1787, one fon and feveral daughters. 

Catharine, who married L. General Eyre MafTey, uncle (3) 
to Hugh the prefent Lord MafTey, and has ifTue.. And 

Alicia, who became the fecond wife of Sir Ralph Gore, (4) 
created Earl of Rofs. 

Robert Clements, the firft and prefent Lord Leitrim, was Robert, 
baptized 18 December, 1732, and ferved in Parliament for Lord 
the county of Donegall till 1783, when his Majefty waskeitrira. 
pleafed to create him a Peer of this realm, by privy feal at 
St. James's 19 September, and patent 1 at Dublin 11 
October following, and by the title of Lord Baron Leitrim 
of Manor-Hamilton in county of Leitrim he had his intro- 
duction to the Houfe of Peers 16 October fame year*. — His 
Lordfhip is Ranger of his Majefty's Park the Phoenix near 
Dublin and Keeper of the game ; and hath been appointed 
a Governor of the county of Donegall. 

He married, 31 May, 1765, Lady Elizabeth Skeffington, 
eldeft daughter of Sir Clotworthy, late Earl of MaiTareene, 
and hath ifliie two fons and three daughters, viz. Nathaniel, 
born 9 May, 1768 *, Robert ; Anne-Elizabeth j Louifa ; and 
Caroline 3 . 

Titles.] Robert Clements, Lord Baron Leitrim, of 
Manor-Hamilton, in county of Leitrim. 

Creation.] So created 11 October, 1783, 23 Geo. 

Arms.] Pearl, two bendlets wavey, diamond, on a 
chief ruby, three Bezantes, topaz. 

Crest.] On a Wreath, a Hawk proper. 


1 Rot. A°. 23 Geo. III. 5, p,D, R. 41. 4G, * Lorii Jour, V. 385. 

3 Vlfter, 


Supporters.] Two Stags, proper, the dexter holding 
in his mouth a trefoil, the Unifier plain collared, topaz. 

Motto.] Patriis virtutibus. 

Seat.] Killadoon, in county of Kildare, 10 miles from 


40o ll/DWARI) MATHEW, or ap-Mathew, anceftor to this 
Edward n0 ^ e Lord, refided at Rader in the county of Glamorgan 
about the year 1 66o, where he inherited a good eftate, princi- 
pally confifting of chiefries, being the remains of an ample for- 
tune poflefTed by his anceflors from time immemorial j he was 
alfo poflefled of the town of Landaffin fame county, whence 
the prefent Lord, in whom it now vefts, takes his title. — He 
George, l e & 1 ^ at a ^° n George, who became feated at Thurles in coun- 
of ty of Tipperary, took to wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John 
Thurles. Pointz of Acton in county of Gloucefter, Bart, (relict of 
Thomas Butler Vifeount Thurles, who died before his father 
Walter eleventh Earl of Ormond) * and by this lady was an- 
eftor tothe families of Thurles, Thomaftown and Annfield, 
which eftates vefted in the prefent Lord ; the faid 
George deceafed at Tymby in October, 1636, having had 
iflue one daughter Elizabeth, and two fons, viz. Theobald 
or Toby his heir ; and George, who was educated under the 
direction of James Duke of Ormond, and died at Thurles 7 
December, 172c, aged 78. Theobald Mathew of Thurles, 
married Margaret, eldefi daughter of Sir Valentine Browne, 
Bart, by his fecond wife Julia, daughter of Cormac Mac- 
Carthy, Vifcount Mufkerry, and had iflue George his heir ; 
James, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Theobald 
Burke, the third Lord Brittas, and a daughter Elizabeth, 
married firft in 1663 to Pierce the fixth Lord Cahier, fe- 
condly to Daniel Mac-Carthy of Carrignavar, Efq. and died 
in 1704* — George of Thurles, the eldeft fon, married Elea- 
nor Butler, fecond daughter of Edmond Lord Dunboyne, 
relic! of Edmond Butler, Efq. who died before his father, 
Thomas fifth Baron of Cahier, in the reign of Charles I. 
*s.nd bv her had a daughter Elizabeth, married to Edmund 
sutler, Efq. of Ballyragget in county of Kilkenny, anceftor 
to the family feated there •, and a fon 



George, who 6 Auguft, 1677, was created L. L. D. by George, 
James Duke of Ormond, Chancellor of the Univerfity of of 
Oxford ; he refided at Thomaftown in county of Tipperary, Thomas- 
married firft Catharine, daughter of Sir John Shelly of town - 
Michael-Grove in county of SufTex, Bart. ; and fecondly, in 
July, 17 16, Anne, widow of James La Poer, Earl of Ty- 
rone, by her he had no hTue, but by his firft wife had a fon, 
iwhofe name we have not recovered ; he married Mary- Anne, 
daughter of his kinfman, Mr. Mathew of Thurles, and 
died before his father, having hTue by her, who re-married 
with Charles O'Hara, Efq. and died in Auguft., 1739? a fon 
George, who was born 28 April, 1733, and died 27 De- 
cember, 1 738 ; and a daughter Elizabeth; hence the eftate 
veiled in his mother's brother 

George Mathew of Thurles, and after of Thomaftown, 
Efq. who married Margaret, fourth daughter of Thomas* 
Butler of Kilcafh, Efq. and by her, who died 30 July, 1743, 
had one daughter, who died in 1752. He married fecondly 
Mabella, daughter of William Brownlow of Lurgan, Efq. 
and by her, who re-married in September, 1761, with 
Major Ford, had one fon, who died an infant ; whereupon 
l:he eftates devolved on a junior branch of the family, viz. 

Thomas Mathew, fon of Theobald of Annfield, after of Thomas 
Thurles, and then of Thomaftown; who 6 July, 1736, of 
named a daughter of Mr. Mathews of Dublin, by whomAnnfield, 
tie had Francis his heir ; and a daughter, Catharine- Anna- 
Maria, who married firft Philip Roe 1 of county of Tippera- 
j:y, Efq. by whom fhe had Mary- Anne, and Mehetabela ; 
;ind fecondly the Right Hon. John Scott, now Lord Earlsfort. 

Francis, the only fon, now Lord Landaff, ferved manyp rarjC j s# 
Ipears in Parliament for the county of Tipperary, and was Lord 
treated a Peer of this realm, purfuant to privy feal at St. LaudaiE. 
Ifames's 20 September, and patent at Dublin 1 2 October, 
1783 a , and his Lordfhip had his introduction to the Houfe 
bf Peers 3 14 October, that year.— 6 September, 1 764, he mar- 
iried firft Ellifha, fecond daughter of James Smith of Tinny- 
iPark in county of Wickiow, Efq. and fifter to the Right Hon. 
Sir Skeffington Smith, Bart, by her, who died of a clropfy in 
Auguft, 1781, he had hTue Francis-James, born 20 January, 
1768; Montague, born 18 Auguft, 1773; George, born in 
July, 1779; and a daughter Ellifha 4 . His Lordfhip married 


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fecondly, in June, 1 7 84, Lady Catharine Skeffrngton, fecond 
daughter of Glotworthy late Earl of Maitereene. 

Title.] Francis Mathew Lord Baron LandaiF of Tho- 
inaftown in county of Tipperary. 

Creation.] So created 12 October, 1783, 23 Geo. 

Arms.] Topaz, a Lion rampant, diamond. 

Crest.] On a Wreath, a Cock of the heath, dia- 
mond. . 

Supporters.] Two Unicorns, plain collared and 

Motto.] God's will be done. 

Seat.] Thomaftown, in county of Tipperary, 80 miles 
from Dublin; 


X HE Right Honourable William Tonfon, the firft Lord 
4-L Riverfdale, ferved in Parliament for Rathcormuck in county 
William, of Cork, before his advancement to the Peerage, till 1783, 
Lord wnen by privy feal at St. James's 22 September, and patent 
Riyeri- at Dublin * 1 3 October fame year, his Majefty was pleafed 
to create him a Peer, by the title of Lord Baron Riverfdale 
of Rathcormuck in county of Cork ; his Lordfhip had his 
introduction to the Houfe of Peers z 8 December following ; 
and he deceafed in London in December, 1787. — He married 
Rofe, eldeft daughter of James Bernard of Caftle-Bernard i 
county of Cork, Efq. and by her had ifTue, William his heir 
James •, Richard j Francis ; Charles-Ludlow \ Henry > and 
a daughter Hefler-Chariotte. 

William, the fecond and prefent Lord, born 8 December 
William, 1775 3 , is a minor. 
Lord. Title.] William Tonfon, Lord Baron Riverfdale, 



Rathcormuck in county of Cork. 


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Creation.] So created 13 October, 1783, 23 Geo. 

Seat.] Rathcormuck, in county of Cork, 1 1 1 miles from 

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VyUR account of this Family of Delaval mall commence jl% 

with a pedigree drawn by Thomas Challock, Bifhop of the 

1 Orcades, and Steward to Margaret, Princefs of Denmark, 

Norway and Sweden, and Confort to James III. King of 

! Scotland; which pedigree bears the following title, " Art 

' " exact and true genealogy of the raoft noble and ancient 

1 " Lords of Gouldbranfall in the kingdom of Norway, from 

" the Heathens time, progenitors of themoft noble and an- 

I " cient name of Delaval." 

The firft therein mentioned is Harold, who was born in, 
846, furnamed Hairfauger. At this sera, Norway, like 
England, and many other kingdoms, was divided into feve- 
ral petty ftates ; when this Harold arrived at maturity, he 
made war upon all the other Kings, of whom fome fell by 
his fword, others were banifhed, and thofe which remained 
dreaded the power of his arms, and fubmitted to his yoke ; 
fome called themfelves by the name of Jarl or Earl, anci 
others afiumed the name of Herfa, which the Scotch called 
Thenne, who were in point of dignity considered as illuftri- 
ous Barons. — Harold was crowned in the year 858, and thus 
became the firft Sovereign Prince over all thofe kingdoms. 
Vol. VII. Q^ Contem- 

VBaroneUge of England, edit. 1771.III. 167, &c. 






Contemporary with Harold was Gouldbrand, King of 
Dall, a dale lying between exteniive mountains and hills, 
under the fpacious field of Downe, bordering on Walders, 
Solloer, and Hedmark, which land is denominated at this 
day Gouldbranfdall. This Gouldbrand, who was a dignified 
Baron, was one of the King's principal Counfellors ; he mar- 
ried Signielda, daughter of Sigcfrid or Sigrichk, King of 
Sogan in Norway, and by her had iffiie three daughters, 
and one fon ; the daughters were, AfTalina , married to 
Ralph- Neffcot, grandfather to Ralph the firft Duke of Nor- 
mandy ; Eldrida, to Helgeland predeceftbr of Harreck, 
Earl of Tiodoe, &c. ; and OfTa or OfTa, to the aforefaid K. 
Harold, from whom defcended all the Kings of Norway. 

Goulbrand, the fecond Herfa of Gouldbrandfdall, and 
the only fon of his father, married Raganhilda, daughter of 
Earling of Quidme in Walders, a nobleman of high birth ; 
by this lady he had a fon Gouldebrand, and two daughters, 
of whom Gouldborig, the elder, married HafFtord of Skier- 
dingftad ; and Sigridda, the younger, married the grand- 
father of Kicktillcalf of Ringennes, both noblemen of dis- 

Gouldbrand, the third and great Herfa of Gouldbrandf- 
dall, was the firft we find mentioned as a Chriftian, to which 
faith he was converted by St. Olaus, the pious, King of 
Norway. — He kept his court at Frown, where he built a 
church, and having married OfTa, daughter of Suend, the 
firft Earl of Orkney and Hetland, had ifTue by her three 
fons and two daughters, viz. Gouldbrand ; Forbrand, of 
whom hereafter ; Colbrand (who attended St. Olaus into 
England, where he was ilain by Hugh Earl of Warwick. — 
He married Raugnhilda, daughter of Sigurd of Leirollen in 
Walders, and from him are defcended the Knights of 
Gouldbranfdall, and many families of repute in Norway and 
England) ; daughter Wilfhilda, who married Finkol, a 
diftinguifhed Nobleman of Sliva in Walders ; and Eroghil- 
da, who married Erling of Gierda, a Noble Lord of Sagn, 
by whom fhe was anceftor of Magnus Erlington, King of 

Gouldbrand, the fourth Herfa of Gouldbrandfdall, mar- 
ried Ingrida, a daughter of Sir Steen Arnifon of Storkrim, 
an eminent Knight, and progenitor of the noble family of 
Sparre in Denmark and Sweden ; the ifTue of this marriage 
was one daughter, who married Hagen, Earl of Laden, and 

Protector of the kingdom of Norway. 



"We come now to Forbrand, fecond fon of Gouldbrand, Forbrand 
the third Herfa of Gouldbrandfdall, who palling into Nor- 
mandy to his kinfmen the Dukes of thofe territories, h? 
there obtained confiderable poiTeilicns, and entered himfelf 
into their fervice. On his journey thither he married Ingrida, 
daughter of Bruffa or Bruce, Earl of the Orcades and Het- 
iand, from whom defcended Robert Bruce, King of Scot- 
land, and Edward, King of Ireland. The faid Forbrand, 
who was fteadily attached to St. Olaus, the pious, King of 
Norway, was killed at Stickelitad in the Bifhoprick of Fund- 
him in Norway in 1035, leaving iffue by his faid wife a fon 
and fuccefTor Philip, and two daughters, ofwhomOlfa, the 
elder, married Arnfind Goos, fon of Breifte of Sandoe in 
the ifland of Ferroi. 

Philip, fon of Forbrand, was furnamed Dalle-Philip, he Philip, 
reiided at the court of Richard, the fecond Duke of Nor- 
mandy, who gave him his daughter Adalicia in marriage, 
the iffue of which was Richard j Forbrand ; and a daughter 
Violetta, who married Jofelin, third fon of the Earl of Lux- 
. enburgh. 

Richard, the eldeft fon of Dalle-Philip, went with God- Richard. 
frey de Bullion to the Holy Wars, where he aflifted in the 
conqueft of Jerufaiem in 1142, and was flain by the Sara- 
cens, as was his brother Forbrand, who died unmarried ; 
the faid Richard married Maria, daughter of Guido, Duke 
of Lorain, and by her had iffue two fons and two daughters, 
viz. William (Earl of Vernon in Normandy, and of Devon 
in Englanjd, who married Mabillia, daughter of Robert Earl of 
Mellent, and from him are defcended many noble families) ; 
Guido, of whom prefently ; juleta, who married Euftace, 
I Earl of Berlin ; and Sifberta, who married Eudo, Vifcount 
Neele, both of Normandy. 

Guido, fecond fon of Richard, furnamed Dalle-Richard, Guido, 
married Emma, only daughter and heir of Inquerin, Lord 
of Delaval, younger brother to Allan, Earl of Little-Britain, 
and by this Lady had Guido his heir ; and a daughter Ifa- 
bella, who married Robert de Haftings of the illuhrious 
houfe of Huntingdon. 

Guido, the only fon, was Lord of Delaval in right of his Guido. 
brother; he married Lucia, daughter of Robert Earl of ■ 
Mortaigne, fon of Harlevein de Count Ville, by his wife 
Arietta, mother of K. William the Conqueror °, and the 
iffue of this marriage were two fons, Guiofrei \ Sir Henrick ; 
and a daughter Hovifia, who married Amery, Vifcount 
Towar, and by him was progenitor of the noble family of 

Q_2 Xowarf, 


Towars, Barons of Interlied in Scotland. — Of the fons 
Guiofrei, Lord of Delaval, married Eudocia, daughter of 
Voldonius, Earl of Sanct-Claro, progenitor to the Earls of 
Caithness, and many other ancient and honourable families, 
in Scotland, and from this marriage all the families of Dela- 
val in Normandy are defcended. 
Sir Sir Henrick Delaval, fecond fon of Guido, was of the 

Henrick. number of thofe Knights who carried the head banners, 
when his kinfman William, Duke of Normandy, conquered 
England. — He married Gunnirilla, daughter of Roger de 
Beamont or Bellamonte, anceftor to the Earls of Meilent ; 
by his faid wife he had Henrick or Henry his heir ; and a 
daughter Lydia, who married Reginald, Earl of Cornwall, 
natural fon of K. Kenrv I. 


Henry. Henry, the fon of Sir Henrick, relided at Seaton ; he 
married Anna, daughter of Lewis de Longueville, and had 
iffue three fons and two daughters, viz. Ifaac ; Lewis, who 
fucceeded ; William, who died at Joppa, with his brother 
Bartram de Vernon, and left no iilue ; daughter Rochefia, 
married to Bartram de Vernon, Baron of Farnham, who di- 
ed in Joppa in 1 199 ; and Gunnirilla, who married Sir Val-* 
donias de SancVClaro, iecond fon of William of Roflin in 
Sir Sir Lewis Delaval of Seaton-Delaval, Knt. eldeft furviv- 

Lewis. ing fon of Henry, married Emma, daughter of Sir John 
Gubion, Knt. and had fiTue a fon Robert \ and a daughter 
Gunnirilla, who became the wife of Sir Randolph de 
Marley of Morpeth-Caftle in county of Northumberland, 
Sir Sir Robert Delaval of Seaton-Delaval, Knt. married 

Pvobert, Anna, daughter of Sir Robert D'Arcy, Knt. and by her 
had Guido his heir *, and three daughters, viz. Anna (mar- 
ried to Sir Richard Comyn of Northumberland, Knt. from 
whom defcended the Earls of Buchan) ; Emma (to Robert 
de Montalt, Steward to the Earl of Chetter) ; and Johanna. 
Sir Sir Guido Delaval, Knt. fon of Sir Robert, married Bea- 

Guido. trix, daughter of Sir Anthony Bulmar, and was father by 
her of Sir William, who fucceeded ; Henry, who died with- 
out iilue j daughter Elizabeth, married to Sir Walter Ty- 
role, Governor of the- Borders, and a defcendant of the 
Dukes of Tyrole in Germany; Sybilla, to Robert de la 
Launder % and Mary, who became a Nun *. 


* The Pedigree by Challock concludes here, and the dofcent carried on to 
the pr^fent Lord, is laid by Kimber to be attefted by Mr. Dugdale and Mr. 
Uig land, both of the College o£ A* ais, LondotJ. 


Sir William Delaval, Knt. the eldeft fon, married Bridget, Sir 
daughter of Sir Ralph Grey, Knt. and was father of Sir William. 
John his heir ; Ralph, who died without ifTue ; and An- 
thony, who married a daughter of Sir John Tracy, Knt. 
and died without ifTue. — Sir John Delaval, Knt. their eldeft Sir 
fon, married Mary, daughter of Sir William Gafcoigne, John. 
Knt. and his fon, Sir Gilbert Delaval, was in arms 17 K. ,^ ir 
John, againft that King. Which Sir Gilbert held Clavering Gilbert. 
in Northumberland by barony, performing the fervice of two 
Knights fees ; he married Margaret, daughter of Lord Cla- 
vering, and had ifTue Sir Euftace his heir ; Thomas, who 
died without ifTue ; Jane 5 and Mary. — Sir Euftace, the SJ r 
elder fon, married Elizabeth, daughter and heir to Sir John Euftace. 
Burcefter, Knt. and had Robert, who died without ifTue ; 
and Sir Henry, who married Margaret, lifter and heir to Sir 
Sir John Graftock, Knt. and by her was father of three fons " en ry. 
viz. Sir Henry, who married Hellen Morton, and appears 
to have died without iiTue ; Sir Euftace, who became heir ; 
and Sir Hugh, who died without iiTue.. 

Sir Euftace, the fecond fon, and continuator of the line, ~ ^' r 
married Margaret, daughter of Nevil Lord Raby, and had 
two fons and one daughter, viz, Sir Robert, who died with- 
out ifTue ; Sir Hugh, who fucceeded •, and Mary, the wife 
of Andrew Smeton.- — Sir Hugh, the furviving fon, married Sir 
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Lennard Dacres, Knt. and by Hugh, 
her had Catharine, wife of Sir Thomas Middletou 3 Knt. 5 
and a fon and fucceiTor Sir Robert Delaval, Knt. who mar- ~ ir 
ried Margaret, daughter of Lord Ccnyers, and had ifTue ° " 
three fons, viz. 

Sir William, who by Grace, daughter of Sir Thomas (j\ 
Liiburne, Knt. had Sir Henry, who died without iiTue ; 
and a daughter Alice, his heir, who married Sir John Wi- 
chefter, Lord of Benwell. 

Sir YvTTiiam, who married Anne, daughter of Sir John r 2 \ 
Lifle, Knt. and had one fon John, who died Without ifTue. 

Sir Robert Delaval, Knt. from whom Lord Delaval de- (~\ 
fcends ; he married Jane, daughter of Sir Henry Percy, and Sir 
had ifTue Sir John his fucceiTor, who married Margaret, Robert, 
daughter of Sir John Midford, Knt. and was father of two Sir 
fons, viz. John, who by Mary, daughter and heir to Sir Jolm, 
John Erlington, Knt. had one daughter Elizabeth, who be- 
came the wife of Sir John Horfeley of Ulchefter ; and James 
Delaval, Efq. 



James. Which James, by his wife Eleanor, daughter of Sir Wil- 
liam Hilton, Knt. had a daughter Dorothy, the wife of 
Sir William Heron of Forde, Efq.; and a fon andfucceflbr Sir 
John. John Delaval, Knt. who married Ifabel, daughter of Sir 
John. John Widdrington, Knt. and his fon and heir John Delaval, 
married Agnes, daughter of Sir Thomas Graye of Chilling- 
ham in Northumberland, and his iflue were Margaret, who 
married Sir William Ogle of Cawfey-Park, Knt. j George, 
who died without iflfue ; and Sir John Delaval, Knt. who 
o- became heir. — Which Sir John married Mary, daughter of 
Tohn Thomas Carye, Efq. and had iflue fix children, viz. 

(i) Edward, who married Phillis, daughter of John Ogle of 

Ogle-Caftie, Efq. and had Peter, who died unmarried ; 
Clement, who married a daughter of Gawen Milburne of 
Bedlington, Efq. ; and Joiliua, who by Anne, daughter of 
Robert Raynes, Efq^ had iflue' Edward, William, and Ro- 
bert, who by his wife Anne, daughter of Mr. Midd, had a 
fon Robert, who married, and had Robert his heir. 
(2) Sir John, of whom hereafter. 

(1) Daughter Anne, married to Robert Raynes of Shorkflat, 
' Efq. 

(2) Eleanor, to Mr. Fenwick of Bickfield. 

(3) Mary, to John Marten of Barwick, Efq. And 

(4) Beatrix, to Edward Errington of Butterley, Efq. 

Sir Sir John Delaval of Seaton, Knt. fecond Ton of Sir John 

John, aforefaid, was High Sheriff of Northumberland, 1 Phil, and 
Mar. He married Anne, daughter of Ralph Lord Ogle, 
and by her had iflue three ions and three daughters, viz. Sir 
Robert his heir ; Henry, who by Dorothy, daughter of 
Mr. Heron, had three Ions, Ralph, Nicholas, and Antho- 
ny ; Thomas, who died unmarried ; daughter Dorothy, 
married to Gilbert Errington of Walhington, Efq. ; Jane, to 
Ofwald Milford, Efq. ; and Anne, to Thomas Cramlington 
of Newiham, Efq. 
Sir Sir Robert, the eldeft fon and iucceflbr, was Sheriff of 

Robert, the county of Northumberland 17 and 25 Q^Eliz. •, he mar- 
ried Dorothy, daughter of Sir Ralph Grey of Chillingham, 
anceftor to the Greys of Werk ; and had one daughter 
Jane, married to Michael Milford of Scighill, Efq. \ and 
feven fons, viz. Sir Ralph ; Sir John, of whom hereafter ; 
Robert, who married Alice, daughter of William Riddell, 
Efq. and had iflue Mary and Margaret ; Edward, who mar- 
ried Dorothy, daughter of Mr. Whitfield ; Claudius, Fran- 
cis, and Arthur, who all died unmarried. 



Sir Ralph Delaval, Knt. the eldeft fon, was Sheriff of the Family 
county of Northampton 2 James I. and ferved that office in of 
19 of that reign. He married Jane, daughter of Thomas- Delaval, 
Baron Hilton of Hilton in the Bifhoprick of Durham, Efq. Baronets, 
and had ifTue eight fons and five daughters, viz. Robert his 
heir apparent ; Ralph, who died unmarried ; Thomas (of 
Hilton in county of Durham, who married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of William Bellaffis of Morton in Durham, Efq. and had 
ilTue Robert of Eddon-Dene in county of Durham ; Tho- 
mas -, Anne \ and Mary) ; John of Daftrope in county of 
Northampton ; Edward, who died unmarried ; William, 
who married the daughter and heir of Sir Peter Riddle of 
Newcaftle upon Tyne, Knt.; George, who died unmarried ; 
Henry, who married a daughter of Sir Ralph Bowes of 
Stretham-Caftle in Durham, Knt. \ daughter Mary, married 
to Sir George Bowes of Biddict, Knt. \ Dorothy, to Sir 
John Hodworth of Harrowtan in Durham, Knt. ; Anne, to 
Mr. Turner of Whitby ; Catharine, to Sir Toby Bowes, 
brother to Sir George of Stretham-Caftle ; and Ifabella, to 
John Widdering of the Houfe of PlerFe in Northumberland. 
— Robert Delaval, Efq. eldeft fon of Sir Ralph, died in the 
life -time of his father, leaving ifTue by Barbara, daughter of 
Sir George S«lby of Whitelibufe in Durham, Knt. one fon 

Sir Ralph Delaval of Seaton-Delaval in Northumberland, 
who was created a Baronet 29 June, 1660, 12 Car II. He 
married fir ft Anne, daughter of Alexander Leflie, Earl of 
Leven in Scotland, and by her had iflue Ceven fons and fix 
daughters, viz. Robert, who died 1 Auguft, 1682, and was 
interred in St. George's Chapel ;at Windier, aged 36 j 
Alexander, Ralph, and Thomas, died without iffue ; Sir 
John, who fucceeded ; Leflie and Charles, died unmarried 
or without iiiue j the eldeft daughter, Barbara, died young ; 
and the others were Anne, Margaret, Mary, Barbara, and 
Dorothy, one of whom married William Blount of Maple- 
Durham hi county of Oxford, Efq. — Sir Ralph, the firft 
Baronet, married fecondly Diana, daughter of George Lord 
Delawar, and by her, who re-married with Sir Edward 
Bracket, Bart, had iiTue one daughter Diana, who married 
William, fecond fon of the faid Sir Edward Blacket, and had 
a daughter Diana, married to Henry Mainwaring of Over- 
Peover in Chefhire, Efq. by whom me had Sir Henry Main* 
waring, Bart. 

Sir John Delaval, fifth fon of Sir Ralph, fucceeded to the 
title of Baronet ; he was father of Sir Thomas Delaval, Bart. 



whofe fon inherited that honour ; but the male line of this 
branch failing, the title became extinct. 
Sir "We mall therefore return to Sir John Delaval of Difhing- 

john. ton in Northumberland, Knt. fecond fon of Sir Robert, by 
his wife Dorothy Grey. This Sir John married firft Anne, 
daughter of Sir George Bowes, Knt. by whom he had Sir 
Robert of Difhington, Knt. living in 1666. — His fecond lady 
was Elizabeth, daughter of Sir James Selby, Knt. and by her 
he had four fons, viz. John, who died unmarried ; Wil- 
liam (who married Mary, daughter of Sir Henry Widdring- 
ton of Black-Hedden in county of Northumberland, Knt.); 
Ralph, who died unmarried ; and George, who carried on 
this line. , 

George; Which George married Margaret, daughter of Edward 
Grey of Morpeth in Northumberland, Efq. and had iiTue 

Edward, one fon Edward, who married Mary, daughter of Sir Francis 
Blake of Coggs, in county of Oxford, Knt. and by her had 
iffue Francis-Blake, his heir ; Robert, who died without 
ifTue ; Margaret, married to R. Robinfon ; and Anne, to 
Sir Ralph Milbank, Bart. 

Francis- Francis-Blake Delaval of Seaton-Delaval, Efq. the eldeft 

Blake. fon, married Rhoda, daughter of Robert ap-Reece of Wafh- 
ingley in county of Huntingdon, Efq. by his t wife Sarah, 
third daughter of Sir Thomas Huffey* of Doddington- 


* The following account of this Family of Huffey, fays Mr. Kimber, in 
Baronetage III. 177. is taken from a Pedigree in the College of Arms, Lon- 
don. Sir Wtfliam Huffey, the firft-mentioned in the Pedigree, was father 

of Jebn Huffey of Old Sleeford in county of Lincoln, by a daughter of the 
Ho ufe of Lumlev ; which John married Elizabeth, daughter ot — — Shef- 
field, and had iffue Sir William, who was a Burgefs in Parliament for Gran- 
tham 7 Howard IV. conflicted Attorney-General 1 1 of that reign, and 
Chief Juftice of the King's Bench' 21 of fame King; he married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Sir Maurice Berkley of Wymondham in Leicefter, and died 8 
September, 1 1 Henry VII. having had iffue two fons, of whom John was 
fummoned to Parliament as Lord Huffey, Baron of Sleeford, 2.2, Hen. VIII. 
married firft Anne, daughter of George Grey, Earl of Kent; fecondly Mar- 
garet, daughter of Simon Blunt, Efq. and dying without iffue, was fuc- 
ceeded by his younger. brother Sir Robert Huffey of Blakeney in county of 
Lincoln, Knt. who was High Sheriff 'of that county 34 Lien. VIII. died 3 
Edward Vi. and was buried in Blakeney church : he married firft Anne, 
daughter and coheir to Sir Thomas Saye, Knt and by her had iffue four 
daughters, viz. Mary, married to John Mounfon of South Carlton in county 
of Lincoln ; Margaret, to Henry Sutton of Willingore in fame county ; 
Anne, to Matthew Thimbleby of Pelham ; and Elizabeth, to Thomas 
Horfeman, Gent bir Robert married fecondly Jane, daughter of 
Stydoff of Surrey, Efq. and by her had one fon, Sir Charles Huffey of Ho- 
uimrton in county of Lincoln, who was knighted by Q\_Elizabeth, and 33 of 
that reign was High Sheriff of county of Lincoln ; he married Ellen, daugh- 


Pigott, Knt. and died in December, 1752, having had iflue 
by his lady, who died in Auguft, 1759, feven Ions and five 
daughters, viz. Sir Francis Delaval (elecled a Knight of the 
moft honourable order of the Bath in March, 1761, and 
inftailed in May following ; he married Lady Ifabella, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Earl of Thanet, and relicTt of Lord NaiTau- 
Paulet, but died without iffue in 1771); Sir John-HufTey 
Delaval, advanced to the Peerage j Edward and Thomas, 
living in 1.771, and then unmarried*, Robert, George, 
Henry, and Ralph, died unmarried 5 daughter Rhoda, 


ter of the Lord Chief Baron Birch, and had iffue Sir Edward his heir \ and 
Sir Charles, who died unmarried. — Sir Edward, the eideft Ion, was .created 
a Baronet by K. James I. ferved the office of Sheriff of Lincoln 16" of that 
reign, as he alfo did i z Car. 1. and fat in the Englifh Senate ifi 1 640 ; he mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of George Auton, niece and heir to Thomas Tay- 
lor of Doddington-Pigott in Lincoln, Efq. and died in 1548, leaving ilTue 
five daughters and four fons, viz. Jane, married to Sir Thomas Williamfon, 
of Markham in Nottingham, Bart. ; Mary, to Sir Robert Bolles of Scamp- 
ton in county of Lincoln, Bart. ; Rebecca, to Robert Markham of Sedg- 
brookc in fame county, ffq. ; Bridget, to Sir Thomas Clifton of Lytham, 
Bart.; and Anne, to CharLs Pelham of Brooklefby in Lincoln, Efq. The 
fons were, Thomas, who fucceeded; John, flain at Gainfoorough in defence 
of K. Charles I.; Charles, of whom prefently ; and Edward, who died un- 
married in 1650. Charles, the third fon, was created a Baronet by K. 

Charles II. 2,1 July, 1661, and died in \665, leaving iffue by Elizabeth, 
daughter of Sir John Brownlow of Humby in county of Lincoln, Bart, three 
fons and three daughters, viz. Sir Charles of Cathorpe in LincolRfhire, who 
died unmarried, and was fucceeded in title by his next brother ; Sir Edward 
Huffey, Bart, (who married two wives, firft Charlotte, only daughter of 
Doctor Brevint, Dean of Lincoln, and by her had Charlotte, and Sarah, 
who furvived him, and feveral other children; by his fecorid wife Elizabeth, 
daughter of Sir Charles Devee, Bart, he had Sir Hugh his fucceffor ; and 
Edward) ;' John, aged 21 in 1687, who died unmarried ; daughters Eliza- 
beth, Jane, and Anne. We come now to Thomas Huffey, eldeft fon of Sir 

Edward the firft Baronet, who died in his father's life time, having had iffue 
by Rhoda, daughter and coheir to Thomas Chapman of London, Gent, 
(who re-married with Ferdinando Lord. Fairfax) three daughters and two 
fons, viz. Rhoda, married to John Amcoats of Aftrop in county of Lincoln, 
Efq.; Jane, died unmarried ; Mary, married to Thomas Ball of Minehead 
in Devon, Efq. The fons were, Sir William, Knt. who married Mary, 
daughter of Sir John Buckworth of London, Knt. went Ambaffador from 
K. William to the Ottoman Portej was aged 45 in 168], and died without 
iffue at Adrianople ; and Sir Thomas Huffey, Baronet, who fucceeded his 
grandfather in that title, and poffeffed Doddington-Pigott ; he ferved many 
years in Parliament in the reign of K. Will. III. for the county of Lincoln - 
married Sarah, daughter of Sir John Langham, Bart, died in 1705, and left 
iffue William, who died unmarried; and four daughters, viz. Rhoda, and, 
Rebecca, died unmarried ; Elizabeth, the fourth daughter, married Richard 
Ellis, Efq fon and heir to Sir Richard Ellis of Knockton in cotmty of Lin- 
coln, Bart, but had no iffue ; and Sarah, the third daughter, married Robert 
ap-Reece of Wafhingley in county of Huntingdon, Efq. by whom fhe had 
a fon Thomas, and one daughter Rhoda, married to Francis-Blake Delaval 
and by him was mother of Sir John- FJuJfj Delaval^ now Lord Delaval, a* 
mentioned in the text. 


married to Sir Edward Aftley, Bart. ; Sarah and Elizabeth, 
died young ; Anne, married to Sir William Stanhope, 
Knight of the Bath ; and Sarah, to John late Earl of Mex- 
Sir Sir John-Huffey Delaval, the firft and prefent Lord De- 

John- laval, was created a Baronet of England by letters patent i 
Huifey, July, 1761; he was elected to the Britifh Parliament five 
pT 01 "^ fe vera! times, for the town of Berwick ; in 1783 he was ad- 
Delaval. vance( j to t j ie Peerage of Ireland by the title of Lord Baron 
Delaval of Redford in county of Wicklow, for which honour 
the writ of privy feal bears date at St. James's 24 September, 
and the patent l at Dublin 7 October, fame year ; and 8 
Auguft., 1786, he was created a Peer of Great Britain, by 
the title of Baron of Delaval in the county of Nor- 
thampton 2 . 

He married Sufanna, daughter of R. Robinfon, and re- 
lict of John Potter, Efq. and by her, who died in October, 
1783, he hadiffueone fon John, born in 1755, who died in 
1775 ; and iix daughters, viz. Sufanna, who died at the 
age of 12 years ; Rhoda, alfo deceafed ; Sophia- Anne, mar- 
ried to John-Maximilian Jadis, Efq. ; Elizabeth, to George 
Lord Audley, andhasiffue; Frances, to John-Fenton Caw- 
tborne, Efq. 5 and Sarah-HufTey, to George Earl of Tyrr 
connel 3 . 

Titles.] Sir John-Huffey Delaval, Lord Baron Delaval 
and Baronet. 

Creations.] Bart. 1 July, 1761, 1 Geo. III. B. De- 
laval of Redford in county of Wicklow 7 October, 1783, 
23 Geo. III. and B. of Delaval in county of Northampton 8 
Auguft, 1786, 26 fame reign. 

Arms.] Quarterly, firft and fourth, ermine two bars, 
emerald, 2d and 3d cheveron, between three garbs. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a ram's head couped, pearl, 
armed topaz. 

Supporters.] Dexter, an armed Knight, holding in 
the right hand Magna Charta, with 3 feals pendant thereto, 
and in his leh a fword, refting on the ihield ; the iinifter, an 
armed Knight, holding in his left hand a banner of the arms 
of William the Conqueror, all proper. 

Motto.] Dieu me conduise. 

Seat.] Seaton-Delaval in Northumberland. 

, l Rot. A°. ix Geo. III. 5. p. D. R. 73. 2 Fielding. 3 Idem. 

Bdroaetaire.and Debret. 


I 2 3S 3 


X HE Right Honourable John Hely Hutchinfon, whofe 43. 
paternal name was Hely, father to the prefent Lord, receiv-John 
ed his education in the XJniveriity of Dublin, and was called Hely- 
to the Iriih bar in Michaelmas term, 1748 ; in 1762 he wasHutchin- 
appointed Prime Serjeant at Law, which he reflgned in 1 774; f° n « 
upon the death of Francis Andrews, L. L. D. Provofi 
of Trinity College Dublin, in that year, he was nominated his 
fucceiibr, and on the death of the Right Hon. Philip Tif- 
dali, in 17773 he fucceeded him as Secretary of State; he is 
alfo a Lord of the Privy Council in Ireland, and has many 
vears reprefented the citv of Cork in Parliament. 

8 June, 175 1, he married Chriftian, daughter of -Chriftian, 

Nixon of Murny in county of Wicklow, Efq. and niece and Lady 
heirefs to Richard Hutchinfon of Knocklofty in county ofD° n °iigh r 
Tipperary, Efq. By this Lady, who was created a Peerefs more - 
of this realm, purfuant to privy feal at St. James's 23 Sep- 
tember, 1783, and patent at Dublin 16 October fame year, 
by the title of Baronefs Donoughmore of Knocklofty in 
the county of Tipperary, with remainder to her heirs male 
by her faid hufoand l ; fhe died in 1788, having had ifTue fix 
fons and four daughters,' viz. Richard, who fucceeded to the 
title; John, born 15 May, 1757, Lieutenant-Colonel of the 
feventy-feventh regiment of foot ; Francis, born 26 Octo- 
ber, 17^9, called to the Bar in Michaelmas Term, 1782; 
Abraham, born 20 March, 1766; Chriftopher, born 5 
April, 1767; Lorenzo, born 20 October, 1768; Chriftian; 
Mary; Prudence; and Margaret 2 . 

Richard Hely-Hutchinfon, the prefent Lord, was born Richard, 
29 January, 1756 3 , was admitted at the Bar in Hillary 1 
Term, 1777, appointed joint Lord Treafurer's Remembran- Lord, 
cer of the Court of Exchequer in 1764 ; and in 1785 was 
appointed one of the Commiflioners of his Majeity's Reve- 
nue. He ferved in Parliament for the borough of Tao-h- 

o ■ c> 

mon, 'till the deceafe of his mother in June, 17883 when he 
fucceeded to the title, and 6 February 3 1 7 89, had his intro- 
duction to the Houle of Peers. 


1 Rot. A°. 23 Geo. III. 5 p. D. R. 60 to 68. % Ulfter. 3 Idem. 


Title.] Richard Hely-Hutchinfon Lord Baron Do- 
noughmore of Knocklofty in the county of Tipper ary. 

Creation.] So created 16 October, 1783, 23 Geo. 

Arms.] Quarterly, 1 ft and 4th, per pale ruby and fa- 
phire, a Lion rampant between eight Crofs-Crofslets pearl ; 
ad, faphire, a fefs with three bucks heads erafed in chief 
pearl, in bafe a Demi Lion rampant, topaz; 3d, faphire, a 
garb topaz, between three Griffin's heads erafed, pearl. 

Crest.] A Cockatrice, with wings expanded faphire, 
combed, wattled, andmembered, topaz. 

Supporters.] Two Cockatrices topaz, collared dia- 
mond, combed and wattled ruby. 

Motto.] Fortiter gerit crucem. 

Seat.] Knocklofty, in county of Tipperary, 85 miles 
from Dublin, 



* * A HIS Family derive their pedigree from Gamel de Pen- 
Camel nington, who was a very considerable perfon before and at 
the Conqueft, as appears by feveral ancient rolls, regifters, 
and records ; from whom the prefent Lord is derived in a 
lineal defcent of numerous anceftors of note. And to in- 
ftance fome of them, we fhall obferve, that in 20 Edward I. 
gj r lived Sir William de Pennington, Knt. to whom that King 
William, granted a free chace in the counties of Lancashire and Cum- 
berland •, a favour of great diftinction in thofe times. He 
Sir ?ohn. was Succeeded by Sir Johnde Pennington, Knt. in 17 Ed- 
Sir Allan, ward II. Sir Allan de Pennington, Knt. lived 4 Henry IV. 
Sir John, and married D. Prefton, by whom he hadhTue, Sir John de 
Pennington, Knt. who fucceeded his father 4 Henry VI. to 
which unfortunate Prince this Sir John was fteadily attached, 
and gave him a fecret reception at Mealcafter, or Mulcafter, 
nowMuncafter, for fome time, when in his flight from his 
•enemies. In return, that King gave him a curioufly wrought 



glafs cup, with this bleffing to the family, that they mould 
ever prolper, and never want a male heir, fo long as they 
fhould preferve it unbroke, which the fuperftition of thole 
times imagined to carry good fortune, and called it the luck 
of Muncajier ; and of this glafs the family ai e 011 pofTefled. 
This Sir John de Pennington commanded the left wing of 
the Englifh army in an expedition into Scotland, when the 
Earl of Northumberland led the main body *. 

The next Knight which we meet with was Sir John deSir John*- 
Pennington, grandfon of Sir John juft mentioned, who in 
the reign of Henry VII. with the Bifhop of Durham and 
the Earl of Surry, relieved Norham Caftle, and afterwards 
invaded Scotland with fuccefs 2 \ he had iikewife a command 
about fixteen years after at the battle of Flodden-Field, 4 
Henry VIII. where James IV. was flam, and the flower of 
the nobility and gentry of Scotland were killed or taken 

Sir William de Pennington, the defcendant of Sir John Sir 
laft mentioned, was living in 38 Hen. VIII. and his defcen- William^ 
dant Sir John Pennington was Admiral to K Charles I. ofSir John* 
whofe integrity the King was fo fatisfied, that he relied on 
his judgment in ail his maritime actions. 

Of this family was Jofeph Pennington of Pennington in I f C ph' 
Lancashire, and Muncafter in Cumberland, Efq. who died 
about 1640, leaving ifTue by Ifabel, daughter of Alvery 
Copley of Botley in county of York, Efq. widow of Sir Ro- 
bert Savile of Howley in Yorkfhire, Knt. a fon William ; 
and a daughter Bridget, who married Sir William Huddle- 
ftone, of Millam-Caftle in Cumberland, Knt. ; "William William 
Pennington, Efq. his fon and heir, died in Augufr., 1 65 2 ; 
he married Catharine, daughter of Richard Sherborne of 
Stonyhurft in Lancafhire, Efq. and by her had four fons 
and four daughters, viz. Jofeph, of whom hereafter ; Alan, 
M. D. living at Cheiler in 1665, who married Bridget, 
daughter of John Aleworth of Somerfetfhire, and had a fon 
William, four years old in 1663; Richard ofSalford, in 
Lancafhire, Efq. Barrifter at Law, and of Gray's-Inn, who- 
married Anne, daughter of Robert Blundell, of Ince-Blun- 
dell in Lancafhire, Efq. ; and William ; of the daughters, 
Ifabel, was unmarried in 1695 ; Catharine, married Sir Jef- 
frey Shakerley, of Shakerley in Lancafhire, Knt. Governor 
of Chefter j Elizabeth, was wife of Sir Robert Braidfhaigh, 


1 Hiftoria Apglo-ScoticaSv©. printed 1793* page %.%?* * Idem. 



of Haigh in Lancafhire, Bart. ; and Bridget, married Tho- 
mas Heber, of Stainton in Yorkmire, Efq. 

jofeph. Jofeph Pennington, Efq. elded fon and heir, died about 

1659, leaving iffue by Margaret his wife, "daughter of John 

Fleetwood, Efq. of Penwortham in Lancafhire, a fon and 


S; r Sir William Pennington, who was the firft Baronet of 

William, this family, being fo created 21 June, 1676, 29 Car. II. 
1 He married Ifabel, eldeffc daughter of John fcapleton, Efq. 
Bart, (who was eldeft fon of Sir Philip Stapleton, Knt. of the 
Wighil family) by whom he acquired a confiderable eftate in 
Yorkfliire ; and had iiiue two fons, Sir Jofeph, his fuccef- 
for; and Philip, who died in 1 73 t, without iiiiie ; alfo two 
daughters, Elizabeth, married firft to John Archer of Oxen- 
holm, near Kendal, in Weftmorland, Efq. ; fecondly, to 
Thomas Strickland, of Sizergh, in the fame county, Efq. ; 
and Margaret. — Sir William died at Mimcafter, in Cumber- 
land, 1 July, 1730, and was fucceeded in title and eftate by 
his eldeft fon, 
Sir Si r Jofeph Pennington, the fecond Baronet, who was one 

Jofeph, f the Knights of the fhire for the county of Cumberland, 
* and married Margaret, fourth daughter of John, Lord Vif- 
•^ a^t:, count Lonfdale, by whom he had four fons and one daugh- 
ter; William, who died 8 April, 1734; Sir John Penning- 
ton, his fuccefTor, Lord Lieutenant and Cuftos Rotulorum 
of the county of Weftmorland ; Lowther, who died at Cam- 
bridge in 1733 ; and Sir Jofeph, the prefent Baronet •, Ca- 
tharine, the only daughter, married 22 June, 173 1, Go- 
vernor Lowther, father of Sir James Lowther, Bart, the 
prefent Earl Lonfdale, and of Margaret, Countefs of Dar- 
lington, and Catharine, Duchefs of Bolton. Lady Pen- 
nington, their mother, died at Bath 15 September, 1738, 
and was buried in the Abbey \ and Sir Jofeph, her hufband, 
deceafing 3 December, 1744, was fucceeded in title and 
eftate by 

c . Sir John Pennington, third Baronet, his eldeft furviving 

hir jonn, £ on ^ w k wag ]y[ em b cr f or the county of Cumberland in 

«^, t four fucceffive parliaments. He died 24 March, 1768, with- 
out iflue, and was fucceeded by his brother 
Sir Sir Jofeph Pennington, the fourth and prefent Bart, one 

Jofeph, of the Commiffioners ofCuftoms. He married Sarah, the 
4 heirefs of John Moore, of Somerfetfhire, Efq. by whom he 
Bart, had three fons and three daughters, John, of whom here- 
after ; Jofeph, an Officer in the fea fervice, died in North 
America ; Lowther, a Colonel in the army, who holds a 



Commiffion in his Majefty's fecond, or Coldftream regiment 
of foot-guards, and is in remainder to his brother's title in 
default of iflue male ; Jane, and Margaret, unmarried ; and 
Catharine, married to Humphry Brookes Ofbaldeflon of 
Hunbanby in the county of York, Efq. ' 

John, the eldeft fon, and prefent Lord Muncafter, was John, 
advanced to the Peerage of Ireland purfuant to privy feal at * 
St. James's 25 September, 1783, and patent 2 at Dublin 2i^ 0r ^- 
October following, by the title of Baron Muncafter of the 
kingdom of Ireland, with remainder, in failure of iflue male, 
to his brother Lowther Pennington. — He married Penelope, 
coheir to James Compton, Efq. a lineal defcendant of the 
Earls of Northampton, and by her has iflue one fon and 
two daughters, viz. Gamel, his heir, born 1 July, 1780 j 
Anna- Jane-Penelope ; and Maria-Margaret-Frances. 

Titles.) John Pennington, Lord Baron Muncafler, 
and Baronet, to which latter title he will fucceed on the 
death of his father. 

Creations.) Baronet 21 June, 1676, 29 Can II. and 
B. Muncafter of the kingdom of Ireland 21 October, 1783, 
24 Geo. III. 

Arms.) Topaz, five fufils in f efs, faphire, charged over 
all on a fhield diamond, a Lion pafTant guardant, topaz, be- 
tween three helmets, pearl. 

Crest.) On a Wreath, a Cat a Mountain, proper. 

Supporters.) The Dexter, a Lion, guardant, pro- 
per, charged on the breaft with an oak branch, emerald ; 
the finifter, a Horfe, reguardant, proper, bridled, topaz. 

Motto.) Vincit amor 

Seat.) Muncafter Houfe in Cumberland. 

1 Eng. Boronetage 1771, II. 402, and Debrct. * Rot. A°. 24 Gea* 

III. 1 . p. f. R, 19. 3 Ulfter's Office, 


24* ) 


4-5» 1 HIS Family deduce their defcent from Tudor Trevor, 
Earl of Hereford, who married Angharad, daughter of 
Howel Dda, or the good, Prince of Wales, and lived about 
the year 942. — The defcendants of Tudor, in the reign of 
K. Henry IV. fettled in the county of Flint ; and in the 
time of K. Hen. VI. aliumed their prefent family name. 

In the civil war between K. Charles I. and the Parliament, 
this family adhered to the royal party 5 and Giffard Pennant, 
the great grandfather of Lord Penryhn, being a younger 
brother, held a Commiffion in the King's army ; foon after 
the reftoration of K. Charles II. he obtained feveral grants 
of land in the Ifland of Jamaica, and fettled there, where 
he died, leaving iflue one fon, who being bred to the Law, 
was afterwards of the King's Council, and Chief Juftice in 
Jamaica; from him defcended John Pennant, Efq. of Pen- 
ryhn, and he was father of 

Richard, Richard Pennant, the prefent Lord Penryhn, who in the 
* firft Parliament after his prefent Majefty's acceffion to the 

Baron, throne, was elected Member for Petersfield, and ferved in 
the two fubfequent parliaments for Liverpool, and at pre- 
fent ferves for that town ; he was advanced to his prefent 
title in 1783, purfuant to privy feal at St. James's 16 Sep- 
tember, and patent l at Dublin 10, November, in fame year. 
. — 16 November, 1765, he married Anne-Sufannah, daugh- 
ter and heir to L. General Warburton of Winnington in 
county of Chefber, and niece to Jane, Duchefs of Argyle 2 . 

Title.) Richard Pennant, Lord Baron Penryhn of 
Penryhn, in county of Louth. 

Creation.) So created 19 November, 1783, 24 Geo. 


T Rot. A . 24 Geo. III. :. p. f. R. 24. 2 Debrct and Fieldiag. 


Arms.] Pearl, on a Fefs Wavey, between two ban*ulets 
faphire, three Swallows of the Firft. 

Crest.] On a ducal Coronet, an Antelope's Head, 

Supporters.] Two Antelopes, proper, with plaiij 
collars, and chains, topaz *, the dexter charged with a can- 
ton pendant to the collar ruby, thereon a man's head 
couped, pearl. 

Motto.] jEquo animo. 

Seats.] Penryhn-Hall * in Carnarvonihire, and Wu> 
nington in the county of Chefter. 

* At a fmall diflance from Bangor, on the fumrnit of a hill, ftanda Pen- 
rhyn, an ancient houfe, once beautifully embofomed with venerable oake. 
The houfe is faid to have been built on the fite of a palace of Roderick 
Mwlwynog, Prince of Wales, who began his reign in 710. In the time of 
Llewelyn, the great, it was beftowed on Yarddur ap-Trahaiarn, a man of 
rank at that period ; and Eva, by marriage with Gryffydd ap-Heilin ap-Sir 
Tudor ap-Edny ved Vychan, originally Lord of Bryn-Ffanigl, brought Pen- 
rhyn into that family ; they flouriflied in Wales for many generations, and 
Piers Gryffydd, the defcendant of this houfe, was Lord of Penrhyn in the 
reign of (^Elizabeth ; he diftinguifhed himfelf in the royal navy, and fkared 
in the honour of defeating the Armada ; but continuing his depredations on 
the Spaniards in the reign of K. James, after the proclamation of peace, he 
was obliged on that account, in order to defray the cxpence of profecutions, 
to mortgage his eftate, part to fome citizens of London, and part to Jevan 
Lloyd, Efq. of Yale, who in conjunction with Sir Richard Trevor bought 
the whole in 1616 ; and fold it to J&hn Williams, Lord Keeper and Arch- 
bifhop of York, in 1612,, who bequeathed the fame to Gryffydd Williams, 
fon of his eldeft brother, created a Baronet 17 June, 1661 ; and his fon Sir 
Robert, the laffc who inhabited Penrhyn, left three daughters, viz. Frances 
(married firft to Robert Lloyd of Ecclufham near Wrexham ; fecondly to 
Edward Lord Ruffel, fon of the firft Duke of Bedford, but having no iffue, 
he refigned his part of the eflate to the furviving fifters); Anne, to Thomas 
Warburton ofWinnington in Chefhire; and Gwen, to Sir Walter Yonge of 
Bevonfhire, whofe grandfon fold his moiety to the late John Pennant, Efq. 
and his fon Richard, Lord Penrhyn, poffeffes the whole by virtue of his mar- 
riage with Anne-Sufanna, heiref* to General Warburton. The prefent 

buildings ftand round a court, and confift of a gateway, chapel, tower, a vaft 
hall, and a few other apartments; by feveral ruins may be traced its former 
extent.' ■ ■> * It gives me great fatisfaclion to find, that the place will foon 
" be reftored to its former luftre, under the aufpices of the prefent worthy 
** owners." (From A Tour in Wales II. 184-5 an( l 6> by Thomas Pennant, 
Efq. a relation, as we prefume, of this family, and the Author of Britifli 
Zoology, Tour to the Hebrides, Tour in Wale*, Journey from Chefter, &«. 


L 242 ] 


jfi. X HIS noble Lord derives his defcent from a refpe&able 
Englifh family ; the firft of them that came into Ireland 

Thomas was Thomas Scott, who bore a Captain's commimon in the 
army of K. William III. and was killed in the field charging 
the enemy at the head of his troop. — He married Margaret, 

daughter and heir to Ormfby of Tubbervaddy, in 

county of Rofcomon, Efq. and had ifTue by her one fon 

Michael Michael, his heir, who intermarried with a daughter of 

Purcell of Loughmoe, in the county of Tipperary, Efq. 

by her he had iffue Thomas Scott of Mohobber in the 

county of Tipperary, Efq. deceafed, and John Lord Earlsfort 

is one of his younger fons. 

John, His Lordfhip was born 8 June, 1739, received his fchool 

Lord education under the Rev. John Harwood, and the Rev. 

Earlsfort. William Denis, in Clonmell, entered the University of Dub- 
lin inEafter 1757, where he took the Degrees ofBatchelor 
of Arts, and Batchelor and Doctor of Laws ; and in 1761, 
was entered as a Student in the Middle-Temple, London, 
where he continued until Eafter Term in 1765, when he was 
called to the Irifh bar. In 1769 he was returned to parlia- 
ment for the borough of Mullingar ; and in 1770 was ap- 
pointed one of his Majefty's Counfel at Law ; in October, 
1772, he was appointed Counfel to the Revenue Board, and 
15 December, 1774, he was appointed and fworn his Ma- 
lefty's Solicitor General; 3 November, 1777, Attorney 
General, and 5 November, in fame year, was fworn into 
his Majefty's Privy Council. He continued in the office of 
Attorney General until the change of the adminiftration in 
1782, when upon the recall of Lord Carlifle from the go- 
vernment of Ireland, he was removed from this office. On 
7 May, J 783, he was appointed Clerk of the Pleas of the 
Court of Exchequer for life. In December, 1783, (in the 
adminiftration of Lord Northington) he was appointed his 
Maiefty's Prime Serjeant at Law ; and in the adminiftration 
of Charles late Duke of Rutland, L. L. his Majefty was 
pleafed to appoint him Lord Chief Juftice of the King's-Bench 
in Ireland ; at the fame time creating him a Peer of this 



realm, purfuant to privy feal at St. James's 30 April, 1784, 
and patent x at Dublin 1 o May following ; and by the title 
of Lord Baron Earlsfort of LilTon-Earl in the county of Tip- 
perary, his Lordfhip had his introduction to the Houfe of 
Peers 2 on the enfaing day. — He married firft in the year 
1768, Catharine- Anna-Maria, only daughter of the late 
Thomas Mathew of Thomaftown in the county of Tipperary, 
El q. filler of the prefent Lord Landaff ; by her, who died 
in 1 77 1, he had an only fon, who died an infant; and he 
married fecondly, on 23 June, 1779, Margaret, only 
daughter of Patrick Lawlefs of Dublin, Banker, by her 
Ladyfliip he has had three fons and two daughters, of whom 
two fons and one daughter died infants •, and the furvivors 
are Thomas, born 15 Auguit, 1783, and Charlotte, born 
II May, 1787 3 . 

Title.] John ScOtt, Lord Baron Earlsfort of LilTon- 
Earl in the county of Tipperary. 

Creation.] So created 10 May, 1784, 24 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Topaz, on a bend faphire, a ftar between two 
crefcents, topaz. 

Crest.] A Buck pafTant, proper. 

Supporters »] On the Dexter, Juftice; on the Sinifter, 

Motto.] Fear to transgress. 

Seat.] Temple-Hill, in the county of Dublin, 



X H E Families of O'Callaghan, in the counties of Cork 
and Tipperary, are prefumed to have branched from the an- ^ >* 
cient and honourable Houfe of Mac-Carthy ; we attempt 
not, however, to eftablifh this afTertion, but iliall obferve, 

R 2 that 

1 Signet Office, and Rot. A°. 24 Geo. III. 3 p. f. R.. 61. * Lords 

Joar. V. 525. 3 Famiiv Information. 


that this noble Lord's anceftors were indubitably poiTefTed of 
large eftates in the county of Cork before 1 600, which the 
annexed inquiiitions will evidence*. — Mr. Smith, in his 
Hiftory of the county of Cork 1 , particularly mentions the 
parifh of Clonmene, where an Auguftinian Friary was 
founded by the O'Callaghans ; in the fame parifh was a Cattle, 
ruined in the wars of 1 641, and to the weft of this caftle was 
a good houfe in the polleffion of Cornelius O'Callaghan, 
Efq. at folate a period as 1750. 

^ Having never feen an attefted genealogy of this family^ 
we cannot fay when they might have branched from the 
Corne- Houfe of MaoCarthy, nor can we with any precifion trace 
lius. their defcent beyond the prefent Lord's grandfather, Corne- 

lius O'Callaghan, Efq. who refided at Shanbally, in the 
county of Tipper ary, and left iflue three fons, viz. 



* Inquifition taken at Corke %6 Auguft, 1618, finds that Cornelius, alias- 
the Lord Connogher O'Callaghane late of Clonemyne, in the faid county, 
wa3 feized in fee of the caflle, town and lands of the faid Clonemyne, con- 
taining three carucates of land, called Dremregha, Cowleroe, Coolckeeltie 
and Killowye ; the two Bantiers and Formill, three carucates ; the town 
and lands of Kilkalkan and Dromecoomer, three carucates ; the town and 
lands of Gurtinemayney and Kippagh, two carucates ; the town and lands 
of Rofkynekiilvarighane, Claun and Yrnieroe, Colountynebane, three caru- 
cates ; the town and lands of Gortnaore, Glankitinere, one earucate and an 
half; the town and lands of Rarkcuman, three carucates; the town and 
lands of Corroghnybroe, parcel of the quarter of Gortvolier, one earucate, 
with a water-mill. The laid Connogher was alfo feized in fee of the town 
and lands of Clongqyn, Lyffaghvohelly and Lackendaragh, two carucates 
,and an half, and a parcel of a quarter called Gortmolier ; a chief rent of 4S. 
^d. fterling out of the town and lands of Gortinheagh and Cullenaghane.— • 
The faid Connogher granted in jointure to his wife, Johanna ny Tirrelagh, 
the town and lands of Gortmore, being three quarters of a earucate ; Co 
roughnybrough, half of a earucate, with a water-mill, and Gortynebeagh in 
the weft, three quarters of a earucate ; fhe furvived her hufband. — The faid 
Connogher at his death was alfo feized in fceof the town and lands of Kil 
cafkan, one earucate ; the town and lands of Clouneytynnebane, half a ea- 
rucate ; the town and lands of Scragh, two carucates; half a earucate called 
Killknockgowne, Mogherny, Killverierty and Glantarnyvall ; in the weft 
Bantire and Foxmill, two carucates called Knockentodery, Grantyfherfted 
and Infhyquintine ; and a chief rent of 4s. 4d. fterling out of the town and 
lands of Gortnebeagh. The faid Connogher died at his caille of Clonemyne 
31 May, 1 61 a- ■ ■ -All the faid lands are in the couwty of Corke, and held 
from the King by Knight's fervice and the annual rent of 40s. Irifh. He left 
a fon and heir Callaghan O'Callaghan, then of the age of z$ years and up 
wards, and married ——Another Inquiiition taken %i September, 16253 
finds that Teige M'Connogher O'Callaghan wasieized of the town and land? 
of Eaft Bantire, containing a earucate ; the town and ltnds of Inchidaley, 
containing the third part of a earucate. And that he died the lail day oi May, 
162,4, leaving a fon and heir, Cnogher M'Teige O'Callaghan, then of the 
age of 3c years, and married. All the faid lands are held of the King in 
capite by Knights iervice, and tlis fourth part of a, Knight'* fee. (Libctf 
I«q. penes Hcnoratils W. Conyngham.) 

1 Smith I. 3 vie 


Robert, who fucceeded at Shanbally, married 24 April, (1) 
1735, Alice, daughter and coheir to Edward Worth* of 
Rathfarnham, in the county of Dublin, Efq. was made a Go- 
vernor of the county of Tipperary in January, 1746, ferved 
in Parliament for the borough of Fethard, and died without 
ifiue 5 in 1761, by his faid wife, who furvived him, and de- 
ceaied in 1781, or 1782. 

CorneliuSj the fecond fon, Barrifterat Law, and for fome (2) 
time a Mailer in the high court of Chancery, died unmarried, 
br without iiTue, after 1769* And 

Thomas? the third fon, was married 7 April, 1740, toa^ (3) 
daughter of John Davis of Carr:ckfergus > in the county of Thomas. 
Antrim, Efq. and by her, who died 13 Auguft, 1745? bad 
ifiue two fons and two daughters, viz. Cornelius his heir ; 
a fecond fon born 17 October, 1743 ; Mary, the eldeft 
daughter, was born in Oclober, 17425 and the name of the 
younger we have not recovered i , 

Cornelius, the prefent Lord Lifmore, was born 7 January,Corne- 
1 740-1 3 , ferved many years in Parliament for the borough^ us » 
of Fethard, till he was advanced to the Peerage of Ireland, ^ord 
by privy feal at St. James's 5 May, 1785, and by patent sLiimore, 
at Dublin 27 June following, and by the title of Lord Baron 
Liimore of Shanbaliy he had his introduction to the Houfe 
of Peers on 30 of fame month 4 . — He married 1 3 December, 
1774, Frances, fecond furviving daughter of the late Right 


* Edward Worth of Rathfarnham, in coumy of Dublin, Efq. died 1 2 No- 
vember, 1 741 , and was interred in the cathedral church of St. Patrick, having 
had iffue by his wife Dorothy, who' died o May, 1732., a ion William, bap- 
tized 16 February, 1697, who 14 Auguft, 1715, married Jans, daughter 
and heir to Richard Saunders of Siunders-Court in county of WexJorri, Efq. 
and died 7 Novemher following 5 whereupon his lifters became coheirs, and 
were Dorothy ; Jane (baptized 30 January, 169^, married 5 beptember ? 
1742, to James Perffe, Barrifter at Law, and died at St. Stephen's Green 3 
February 5763); Sarah (h?ptized 24 November, 1 704, married to Edward 
Hoar e of county of Cork, Efq. died 26 November, 1741, and was interred 
in the family vault at St. Patrick's) ; Alicia, married as in text- — Dorothy, 
the eldeft daughter, married 22. September, 1716, William Newenham of 
Coolmore, county Cork, Efcp and died in June, J734, leaving two fons and a 
daughter. The fons were, Thomas (who married a daughter of -George 
Wandesford, Vifcount Caftleccmer, and fhe deceafing Without iffue, he 
married fecondiy, 11 March, .-760, a daughter of William Dawfon, Efq. 
Surveyor General of Munfter) ; and Edward, the younger fon, who received 
the honour of Knighthood, has ferved many years m parliament for the coun- 
'ty of Dublin; 4 February, 1754, he married Grace, eldeft daughter of Sir 
Charles Burton, Bart and has a numerous iffue. (Lodge Collect.) 

' Lodge Collect. 2 Idem. 2 Rot. A . 25 Geo. III. 5. p.f. 

R. 25. * Lord? Jour. V. 632, 


Hon. John Ponfonby, and niece to William Earl of Befs-* 
borough ■ •, and hath ifTue Cornelius, born 2 O&ober, 1775; 
William, in October, 1777*, George, in September, 17873, 
Louifa, in Auguft, 1779; and Elizabeth,, in 1783. 

Title.] Cornelius O'Callaghan, Lord Baron Lifmore 
of Shanballv, in the county of Tipperary. 

Creation.] So created 27 June, 1785, 25 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Pearl, in an Oak Forreft, a Wolf paiTant, proper. 

Crest.] On a Wreath, a Dexter arm couped at the 
fhoulder and emhowed, brandifhing a fword, an4 thereon a 
ihake, all proper. 

Supporters,] Two Stags proper. 

Motto.] Fidus et x\udax. 

Seat.] Shanballv, in the county of Tipperary, 95 mile^ 
from Dublin. 


wi "j 1 HIS noble family of Loftus is defcended from Edward 
var * Loftus of Swines-head, in the county of York, who had 

ifTue two fons, viz. 
(1) Robert, anceftor to the family of Elye, and 

(.2) .Adam, Archbiihop of Dublin, anceftor to Lord Loftus. 

Family of R.obert, the eldeft fon, had three fons, Robert, Serjeant 
Elye, at Law, who died 5 September, ?6c2 ; Adam, created 
Lord Elye ; and Francis, who, 22 February, 1609, had a 
peniion of 2s. a day, he died 14 July, 1629, having ifTue 
by his wife Iiabella, daughter of William Uiher, Clerk of 
the Council, who wa ? buried at % Chrift Church in Novem- 
ber, 15975 two fons and fix daughters, viz. Arthur ; Adam 5 
Mary; Jane, Margaret; Alice; Eleanor; and Anne.— — 
Adam, the fecond fon of Robert, was created L. L. D. 
made Judge of the Marftial-Court 17 September, 1597, 
and 8 November, 1598, a Mafter in Chancery ; was knight- 
ed in the reign of K. James I. and in 1603, was made 


1 Title Beslborough. * UUler's Office. 


Keeper of the Great Seal, appointed of Council to the Earl 
of Thomond, Prefident of Munfter ; reprefented the King's 
County in parliament ; was called into his Majefty's Privy 
Council; and 13 May, 1619, conftituted Lord High Chan- 
cellor of Ireland, in which office his conduct was fo accept- 
able to the King, that he rewarded his fervices and merits 
with the title of Vifcount Loftus of Elye, by privy feal dat- 
ed at Weftminfter 23 April*, and by patent 10 May, 
1622, on 4 of which month he was appointed one of the 
L. J. and being continued in his port of Lord Chancellor 
by K. Charles I. n April, 1625, was a g am L. J, of the 
kingdom in 1629 and 1636. On the breaking out of the 
rebellion, his Lordlhip figned the proclamation 23 October, 
1 64 1, notifying the difcovery thereof, and requiring all 
men to ftand upon their defence j but before 5 February 
following, he loir, by the rebels to the value of 8330I. and 
2 1 06I. a year, and leaving the kingdom to avoid the rtorm, 
died at Midlam in Yorkfhire, and was buried in the church 

of Corkham. He married Sarah, daughter of Bathow, 

and widow of Richard Meredyth, Biihop of Leighlm, and 
by her, who cUed 1 Auguft, 1650, had ifiiie four Ions and 
two daughters. 

Sir Robert, the eldeft fon, was knighted by the L. D. (1) 
St. John ; he married Eleanor, eldeft daughter and coheir 
to Francis, fon of Sir Francis Ruifh of Caitle Jordan, Knt, 
who died 18 Noveuiber, 1629, and he deceaiing at Melle- 
font 11 October, 1640, was buried in St. Patrick's Cathe- 
dral, Dublin, having iilue by her, who died 27 May, 1639, 
one fon and one daughter, viz. Henry, who died young 
9 November, 1640; and Anne, born in 1626, became 
heir, and was married to Richard Lennard Barrett of BelU 
houfe, in the county of EiTex, Efq. to whom fnc carried a 
confiderable eftate at Clounes, in the county of Monaghan ; 
ihe died 4 April, 1659, and was buried at St. Audoen's, 


* There Is no preamble to the patent, but the privy feai we infert ver- 
batim ; «* Among others of our beft deferring fubjecfts in that kingdom, we 
have for many years together, taken efpecial notice of the faithful and in- 
duftrious fervices performed, in many kinds, by our right trufty and well 
beloved Sir A. Loftus, Knt. our Chancellor of that our realm ; and in a 
gracious confideration of his merits, we are pleafed out of our goodnefs 
and favourable refpeCts of him, to look beyond himfelf, and to add to that 
eminent office of Chancellor, which we have'beftowed upon him, fuch a 
title of honour as may defcend upon his poffcerity, for his fake ; that there- 
by his virtues may be recorded to future a^es, fo long as there fhall remain 
sin heir male of 'his houfe." (Rot. An°. % Q j ac . i. ia . p. d. R. 9. both 
privy feal and patent.) 



i 4 S LOFTUS, Lord LOFTU3. 

Dublin, having had iftue by him, who died in 1696, 
Dacre, who married Jane, daughter of Arthur, Earl of 
Donegal, and from him defcended the Lords Dacre of Bell- 
houfe in Eflex ; a daughter Anne, married to Carew Mild- 
man of Mark's-Hall in Eflex ; and Richard and Dorothy 
who died unmarried. 
( 2 \ Edward, the fecond fon of the Lord Chancellor, fuc- 

Ceeded to the title. 

George, the third fon, died 12 May, 1660. 
Francis, the fourth fon, died 1 December, 1629 *• 
The daughters were Lettice ? , firft married to L. Col. 
Philip Fernley, and fecondly to Nathaniel Defoorough ; 
and the younger daughter Alice, married Charles, Earl of 
Drogheda, and carried the Elye eftate into that family. 

Edward Edward, the eldeft furviving fon, and fecond Vifcount 
2 ' Elye, was, 26 May, 1664, made Cult. Rot. of the county 

Vifcount. of Kildare '; married jane, daughter and coheir to Arthur 
Lyndley of Midlam-Caftle in Yorkfhire, Efq. and dying on 
Eafter-Day, 11 April, 1680, JEt. 82, was buried 22 of 
that montli in the chancel of the church of Monafter-Evan 3 , 
having iiTue by her, (who died 14 November, 1614, and 
was buried with him, having made her will 2 7 October, 
proved 23 November 1684, anc * bequeathed iool. to her 
daughter Kirk, and the like fum to her daughter Alice 
Fernley, 2®1. to the poor of the parifh of Monafter-Evan, 
and left her fon Arthur, Vifcount Elye, executor and 
legatee 4 ,) one fon, Arthur, who fucceeded to the title, 
and two daughters, Sarah, who was firft married to 
Charles Kirk, and had iffue a fon Charles * j fhe became 
afterwards the wife of Henry Townley of Athclare, in 
county of Louth, Efq. •, and the fecond daughter Alicia ff , 
married to her fir ft couiin Henry, fon of the aforefaid 
Philio Fernley, by whom fhe had the Rev. Philip Fernley 
of Monafter-Evan, who having no furviving hTue by 
his wife Sarah, daughter of Juftice Ward, devifed his 
eftate by will, dated 30 January, 1731, to Jane, born 
in 171 1 (daughter of his lifter Jane, wife of Colonel John 
Titchburne) and her heirs ; remainder to Charles and Pon- 
fonby, younger fons of Edward, Earl of Drogheda, and 
their heirs refpectively, 


1 Ulfter's Office. 2 Cromwell's Rolls, %a. p. D. R. r. 3 Rot, 

Cant. 16 Car. II. 3d p. f. Parifh Regiftry of Monafter-Evan. * Id. 

s Rot. Par. de An . 33 Car. IT. 2a. p. d. 6 Ulfter's Office. 


Arthur, the third Vifcount, married, firft, Douglas, Arthur, 
daughter and heir to William Savage of Caftle-Rheban, in _ 3 
the county of Kildare, Efq. but had no iflue by her, whoVifcount, 
was interred at Monafter-Evan ; fecondly, in December, 
1676, Anne, daughter of William Hawkins, Efq. aunt to 
the late Sir William Hawkins, Ulfter King of Arms, and 
widow of Sir Andrew Owens, Knt. who was drowned in a 
boat near Sutton, county of Dublin ; and by her, who died 
17 March, 1702, and was buried at St. Werburgh's, Dub- 
lin, in her father's vault, had ifTue two fons and a daugh- 
ter, viz. Edward, who died young; Arthur, who died 3 
September, 1699, and was buried at Monafter-Evan; and 
Jane, the daughter, was married to Charles, Lord Moore, 
anceftor to the Earls of Drogheda ; his Lordfhip married, 
laftly, 2 April, 1702, Letitia, fifter to Hercules Rowley of 
Summer-hill, in Meath, Efq. and dying 6 November, 
1725, ^Et. 82, was buried 1 6 in the family vault ; and hav- 
ing no iiTue by her, who remarried with Nicholas Loftus of 
Loftus-Hall, Efq. after created Lord Loftus, the eftate de- 
volved on Henry, the fourth Earl of Drogheda l 3 in fight 
©f his mother. 

We return now to Adam Loftus, fecond fon of Edward Adam, 
of Swines-head aforefaid, which Adam was born at Swines- Arch- 
head, and receiving a liberal education in the Univerflty of bifliop of 
Cambridge, by a more than ordinary allowance for his flip- Dublin, 
port in his fhidies, he appeared to advantage before Ch_ Eli- 
zabeth, at a publick act, by performing his part as a florid 
orator and fubtle difputant, which fo engaged her Majefty's 
approbation of his early abilities, joined to a comely perfon 
and addrefs, that me encouraged him to proceed in the 
courfe of his ftudies, by a gracious promife of his fpeedy 
preferment. Accordingly, her Majefty foon after fent him 
to Ireland, in quality of Chaplain to Thomas, Earl of Suifex, 
L. L. where his firil provifion was the Rectory of Pain- 
ftown, in the diocefs of Meath, to which he was prefented 
8 October, 1561, (3 Eliz.) and by privy feal, dated 30 of 
that month, was nominated to the Archiepiicopal See of Ar- 
magh (being ftyled therein Profeffbr of Divinity), but did 
not receive his mandate for confecration and inveftiture un- 
til 20 of January, 1562-3, which was then dated at Weft- 
minfter, and his writ for reftitution to the temporalities 3 
March following. By privy feal, dated at Weftminfter 6 
January, 1564-5, the Queen directed, that he mould hold 


1 Ulfter'i Office and Lodge, edit. 1754, I. 331, 332. 

2 5 © LOFTUS, Lord LOFTUS. 

the Deanery of St. Patrick's in commendam ; and by pa- 
tent, bearing date 8 Auguft, 1567*, he was tranflated to 
the See of Dublin, having a little before taken the degree 
of D. D. ; was made Keeper of the Great Seal 25 March, 
1573, during pleafure, and again in 1577 ; being conftituk- 
ed Lord Chancellor of the kingdom 2*2 June, 1578, in 
which high office he continued to his death. — He had the 
honour to be four times one of the Chief Governors of Ire-> 
land, viz. in the years 1582, 1585, 1597, and 1599; and 
having had a large £hare in the foundation of Trinity Col- 
lege, near Dublin, was, by the charter, appointed the firft 
Provoft thereof, which he refigned 5 June, 1594, with the 


* In which year, before his tranflation to Dublin, he obtained the foU 
lowing patent for bearing arms : Omnibus proceribus et prasclaris et no-* 
bilibus viris, ad quos prefentes literas prevenerint, falutem. Nicholaus 
Narbon, alias Ulvefter principalis Heraldus et Rex Armorum totius Regm; 
Hibernian cum debita commendatione Nobilitatas veilr^e conftare non dubito, 
quomodo equitas exigit et ratio diclat, quod homines virtuofi laudabilis dif-! 
pofitionis et vita; honorabilis fint propter eorum famam et condigna merits 
honorati et remunerati, non folum in eorum propriis perfonis, dum hac 
fruuntur caduca et tranfitoria vita, quss cum licet quam brevis fit, memoria 
tamen ipfius propter praeclara gefta facinora quam legum efficere par eft, 
verumetiam aliis ex eorum corporibus procreati fint in quolibet loco hono- 
ris fignorum et exemplorum. Ac turn Nobiiitas et etiam humanitatis de- 
monftratione prae caeterishonorandi et extollendi, ea viz.intentione, ut per 
eorum exempla, eorum pofteri et alii magis conentur vitam fuam validiffw 
morum armorum a&lbus operibufque clariffunis exercere. Et quia Adamus 
Loftus, S. T. P. Archiepifcopus Armacbanias totiufque Hibernias primas, 
propter ejus varias virtutes ad tantam fun&ionem dignum exiftimaverunt et 
ele^erunt, adeoque juftum et asquum videtur, ipfum inter alios proceres et 
virtuofos homines honorandum numerandumque effe, cum tanta honoris 
longasva fundi ipfum ad eundem effe&um exaltat et decorat de generofis 
infamatis Familia et ab antiquo Arm is decoratus ex Armorum Rcgiftris 
defcendiffe conftat ; tamen cum fit incertus fub quibus modo et forma, aut 
utrum fecundum armorum leges progenitores fui arma fua geftabant, 
atque propter hoc nolens alicui generofi vel homini nobili praejudicare, me 
praed. Ulfter inftanter applicari, et ei arma et infignia, quas ipfe et hasre- 
des fui pofthac abfq. alicujus prsjudicio geftare pofiit, conne<5ta et debito 
©rdinata affignare vellem. Egoque didrus Ulfter Armorum Rex, hanc fuam 
petitionem fore juftam et rationi confonantem debite confideravi, auctori- 
tate Dominas noftra; Reginae qua in hac parte fungor, et virtute fuarum 
literarum patentium mihi in hac parte conceiTarum, quibus me principalem 
Heraldum et Armorum Regem totius Regni fui Hibernias conftituit et de- 
putavit, concefli et ordinavi, ficut per prasfentes concedo et ordino eidem 
Adamo Loftus ipfum Haredefq. fuos arma fequentia geftare et portare, viz. 
crucem auratam guttis fanguinis afperfam inter quatuor pellicanos pectora 
fua vulnerantes et fanguinem fuum fundentes in campo azurato. Haben- 
dum et tenendum di<fto Adamo Loftus et hasredibus et pofteris fuis cum de- 
centibus differentiis eis pertinentibus hasc arma vel infignia de caeten> uti 
ct gaudere in perpetuum. In cujus rei teftimonium ego prosdiclus Ulfter 
principalis Heraldus et Armorum Rex totius Regni Hibernia? prefentes li- 
ieras tarn Sigillo Armorum meorum, quam Sigiilo officii mei et ananus meas 
fubferiptione corroboravi. (Collect) 


Queen's licence, wherein her Majefty exprefTed her great 
fatisfaction in his adminiftration. 

His Grace departed this life, at his palace of St. Sepul- 
chre, Dublin, 5 April, 1605, set. 72, or 74, and was bu- 
ried in St. Patrick's church, within the rails of the altar, on 
the right hand of the Earl of Cork's monument. He mar*, 
ried Jane, eldeft daughter of Adam Purdon of Lurgan- 
Race, in the county of Louth, Efq. (by his wife Jane, 
daughter of John Little of Thornchill, Efq.) and by her, 
who was buried in the faid church 21 July, 1595, had 
twenty children, of whom eight died young, and the fur- 
vjvors were 

Sir Dudley Loftus of Rathfarnham, near Dublin, a ftate- (1) 
lv cattle, built bv his father. 

Sir Edward Loftus, appointed Serjeant at Law 1 Novem- C 2 ) 
ber, 1597? and knighted by Robert, Earl of LrTex, L. L. 
24 September, 1 599 ; he married Anne, daughter and coheir 
to Sir Henry Duke, of Caftle- Jordan, in the county of 
Meath, Knt. and died at the liege of Kingfale 10 May, 
1601 (as appears by an inquifition taken at Trim), his Lady 
dying in childbirth 6 July following, of a daughter, who 
died 2 1 of that month. 

Adam, a Captain of horfe, who was killed in the Byrne's (3) 
country, fix miles from Wicklow, 29 May, 159$, unmar- 

Sir Thomas Loftus of Killyan, Knight, of whom pre- (4) 

Henry, a twin with Sir Thomas, died young. /,-\ 

Daughter Ifabella, was firft wife to Sir William Usflier, (ij 
Clerk of the Council, who was knighted on St. James's- 
day, 1603, by Sir George Cary, L. 13. and ihe was buried 
in Chrift Church, Dublin, 13 November, 1597, having 
had iilue two fons and fix daughters, viz. Arthur, who 
married Judith, daughter of Sir Robert Newcornen, Bart, 
was drowned at Donnybroake 2 March, 1628, and was an r 
ceftor to the fpreading family of Usfher ; Adam, who died 
unmarried. Daughter Mary (married to William Crofton, 
Efq. and had one fon William of Tempie-Houfe, in the 
county of Sligo, Efq. who married Rofe, daughter of Sir 
John Peitqn of Nevernan, Bart. z whofe only child Mary 
carried that eflate ' to her hufband George Perceval, Efq. 
and one daughter Mary, first married to Silvefter Kennedy, 
Efq. whofe line is extinct 2 , and fecondly to Sir Paul Davys, 


* Lode's. 2 Idem. 


Knt. Secretary of State, whofe daughter and heir Urfula 
was the firft wife of Sir Francis Biuridel, Bart.); Jane, 
(married to Daniel Molyneux, Efq.) ; Margaret (to Sir Be- 
verley Newcomen, Bart, whofe daughter and heir Catha- 
rine, was firft married, 29 Auguft, 1637, to Richard Par- 
fons, Efq. anceftor to the late Earl of Roffe , and fecondly 
to Sir Hubert Adrian Verveere, Knt.) -, Alice (to Sir 
Thomas Philips of Newtown-Lemavady, in the county of 
Derry, Knt. by whom fhe had one fon Thomas, who died 
childlefs ; and two daughters, Dorothy, married 19 July* 
1636, to William, fon of Sir Laurence Parfons of Birr; 
and Alice, to Colonel Chidley Coote of Killefter) ; Eleanor 
{to Sir Chriftopher Fofter, Knt. Alderman of Dublin, and 
had three fons and four daughters ; Richard, who married 
Rebecca, daughter of Rev. Michael Hewetfon, Treafurer 
of Chrift Church \ George and John, who both died un- 
married ; Margaret, firft married to Walter Harding, Efq* 
•and fecondlv to Rev. Richard Underwood, Dean of Lil- 
snore ; Role,. wife to Thomas Leman ; Elizabeth and Anne, 
who both died unmarried) $ and Anne, to Sir Robert Me- 
redyth, Knt. Chancellor of the Exchequer, by whom fhe 
had a numerous iffue. 

(?) Anne, firft married to Sir Henry Colley of Caftle-Car- 

bery, in the county of Kildare, Knt. *, fecondly to George 
Blount of Kidderminfter, in Worcefterfhire, Efq. by whom 
fhe had an only daughter, Elizabeth, (married firft to Ro- 
bert Biayney of Tregonan, Efq. ; fecondly to Thomas Clot- 
worthy of Ballyfagart, in county of Tyrone, and thirdly to 
Francis Clotworthy, brother to Sir Hugh of Antrim, Knt. 
and by him had Hugh, John, Frances, and Mary) ; and 
thirdly to Edward, Lord Biayney ' . 

.(2) Catharine, firft to Sir Francis Berkeley of Afkeyton, in 

the county of Limerick, who was knighted at Kilmallock 
by Robert, Earl of Effex, 2 June, 1599* and had one fon, 
Sir Maurice, who married the daughter of Sir Francis 
Siinofby, Knt. and four daughters ; Catharine, married to 
George Courtenay of Powderham-Caftle, in Devon, an- 
ceftor to the Lord Vifcount Courtenay ; Elizabeth, to George 
Crofton of Moate^ in the county of Rofcomon, Efq. * an- 

Family of * Which George, hy Frances his wife, had Edward, his heir ; John (of 
-Crofton Kiibryan, county of Rofcomon, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Ha- 

1 Lodge. 

LOFTUS, Lord LOFTUS. 253. 

ceftor to the family of Crofton, Baronets ; Frances, fir ft to 
Thomas Blayney of Tregonan, in county of Montgomery, 
Efq. and fecondly to James Purcell of Croagh-Purcell, in 
the county of Limerick, Efq. ; and the youngelt, to John 
Taylor of Ballynorth, in faid county, Efq. by whom ihe 
had two fons, William and Robert x . — The faid Catharine 
married to her fecond hufband Henry Berkeley, Efq. but 
by him Hie had no iffue. 

Martha, the nrft wife of Sir Thomas Colclough of Tyn- (4), 
terne- Abbey, in the county of Wexford, Knt. and ihe dy- 
ing 19 March, 1609, was buried in St. Patrick's, Dublin, 
having had four fons and five daughters ; Thomas, who 
-died a little before her, the fame year \ Sir Adam ; Leo- 
nard ; John (who married Catharine, daughter of — 

Synnot of Ballybrenan, in the county of Wexford, and left 


iriond L'Eftrange, Efq. and had John, who died young, George, Edward,. 
Richard, James, Anthony, William died young, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Ca- 
therine, Mary, and Frances); Thomas of Afk-eaton, county of Limerick, 
who married Chriftian, daughter of Henry Lee of Clandralaw, in county 
of Clare, Efq. , and Mary, married to Philip Ormfby, of the county of Sligo, 
Efq.— Edward, the eideft fon, was created a Baronet, i July, 1661 ; 
he married firft, 12 October, 16^47, Mary, daughter of Sir Jamea Ware, 
Knt. and by her had James, who died young ; he married, fecondly, Su- 
ianna Clifford, and died in 1675, leaving by her Sir Edward, the fecond 
Baronet, a minor at his father's death, who was attainted 7 May, 1698, by 
K. James's parliament, but 9 October, 17 14, was fworn of the Privy Coun- 
cil, and died 24 November, 1729; he married Catherine, daughter of Sir 
Oliver St. George of Headford, county of Galway, Baronet, and had Ed- 
ward, his heir; and Oliver, father of Sir Oliver of Lifnagrove, county of 
.Limerick, who was born about 1707, and after fucceeded to the title of Ba- 
ronet. — ■ Sir Edward, third Baronet, married 4 March, 1711, Mary, daugh- 
ter of Anthony, and fifter to David Nixon, both of Dublin, Efqrs.; made 
his will 5 January, 1736, and died in November, 1739, having had iffue by 
his faid wife, who died io February, 1756, one daughter, Catherine; and 
a fon and fucceffor, Sir Edward, fourth Baronet, who was born 1 z April, 
1713; 17 June, 1741, he married Martha, daughter of Jofeph Darner, Efq. 
father of Jofeph, created Lord Milton, by her, who remarried with Eze- 
kiel Nefbitt, M. D. he had no iffue, and deceafing 26" March, 174$, 
•Oliver Crofton, grandfon of the fecond Baronet, fucceeded to that title, 
and he died without iffue ; but the eflate devolved on Catherine, only- 
daughter of the third Baronet, and fifler and heir to the faid Sir Edward ; 
which Catherine was born \% June, 1721, and married in September, 1743, 
-to Marcus Lowther, Efq. younger brothtr to Gorges Lowther of Kilrue, 
jn Meath, Efq who affumed the furname of Crofton, and was created %, 
Baronet 12 June, 1758; by his faid Lady, who died at Moate 9 April, 
J763, he had a numerous iffue, of whom Sir Edward, his eideft fon, who 
was born 8 April, 1745, fucceeded at Moate, was elected to parliament for 
nhe county of Rofcomon, married 13 April, 1767, Anne, only daughter of 
Thomas Croker of Baxtown, in county of Kiluare, Efq. and haa fcveral 
children. (Lodge's CollecL) 

* Lodrc. 


three daughters ; Mary, married to James Butler of Clough % 
Martha, to Thomas Cullen of Cullenfton, in the faid coun- 
ty, Efqrs. ; and Clara, a nun) ; Anne, fir ft married to Ni- 
cholas, grandfon of * Sir Nicholas Bagenal of Dunleckny, in 
the county of Carlow, Knight Marihall of Ireland (whofe 
daughter Mary was wife to Samuel Loftus, younger fon of 
Sir Dudley of Rathfarnham, as hereafter) ; and fecondly to 
Sir Thomas Butler of Garryhundon, Bart, anceftor to Sir 
Richard Butler, member of parliament for that county; 
Jane, to John Wogan of Wefton, in Pemhrokefhire ; Efq. ; 
Martha, to John Pigott of Grangebegg and Dyfart, in the 
Queen's County, Efq. fon and heir to Sir Robert Pigott, 
Knt. (and by him, who was murdered by the Irifli, and 
had his houfe and goods rifled and -burnt, had five Tons 
and three daughters ; Thomas his heir, Robert, Alexan- 
der, John, William, Jeane, Mary, and Sibil) ; Mary, to 
Sir Nicholas Walfh of Ballycarrigmore, in the county of 
"Waterford, Knt. ; and Eleanor, to Bryan Cavenagh of Bor- 
rafs, in the county of Carlow, Efq.— Sir Adam Colclough 
was created a Baronet in 1628, and by Alice, daughter of 
Sir Robert Rich, Knt. Mafter in Chancery in England, 
had Sir Csefar Colclough, Bart, who married Frances, 
daughter of Sir William Clarke of Tame, in Oxfordshire, 
Bart, and died in 1684, having ifTue by her, who deceafed 
before him, one fen Csefar, in whom the title became ex- 
tinct ; and two daughters, Margaret (married firft to Ro- 
bert Leigh of Ballybrittas, alias Rofgarland, in the county 
of Wexford, Efq. and after, in her right, of Tynterne, 
who took the furname of Colclough ; and fecondly to John 
Pigott of Dublin, Efq. who alfo afTumed the name of Col- 
clough, and died in or about 1702 *, and me dying without 
ifTue in the latter end of the year 1722, was fucceeded in 
the manor of Tynterne, &c. by his heir at law Csefar Col- 
clough, Efq. 2 ) ; and Elizabeth, who died young. 

(5) Dorothy, to Sir John Moore of Croghan, anceftor to the 
late Earl of Charleville. 

(6) Alicia, to Sir Henry Warren of Warrenfton, alias Bally- 
brett, Knight, Governor of OfFaley, and dying 1$ No* 
vember, 1608, without ifTue, was buried at BallymaoWil- 

(7) Margaret, to Sir George Colley of Edenderry, Knt. 


Lodge. 2 Chancery Pleadings, 


Sir Thomas Loftus of Killyan, in the county of Meath, Family ot 
and of Tymoghoe, in the Queen's county, the fourth fon of Killyan, 
Archbifhop Loftus, was made Conftable of the caftle of 
Wicklow 19 May, 1596, and knighted 24 September, 
1 599> by Robert, EarlofEfTex. On 1 2 December, 1610, 
he received a grant of the monaftery of Clonard, common- 
ly called St. Peter's Abbey, with other lands, in the county 
of Meath, the tithes excepted, to hold by the twentieth 
part of a Knight's fee ; which premises, with others in the 
county of Kildare, were confirmed to his fon 1 1 April, 
1639, in virtue of the commifiion for remedy of defective 
titles. — He married Ellenor (or Ellin), l daughter of Ro- 
bert, and fitter to Pierce Hartpole of Carlow, and of Shrule 
in the Queen's county, Efq. and deceafing at Tymoghoe 1 
December, 1635, was buried the 14 in St. Patrick's Church, 
having had four fons and two daughters, viz. 

Sir Dudley, his heir. (1) 

Adam, who married Dorcas, daughter of Richard Cofby (2) 
of Stradbally, in the Queen's county, Efq. and had three 
fons, Thomas, Robert, and Adam, who all died unmar- 
ried ; and three daughters, Ellen, married to Vincent Kid- 
der of Aghaboe, in the Queen's county, and of Roche- 
ftown, in the county of Kilkenny, Efq. ; Anne, to Thomas 
Beard of Court ; and Martha, to "Walter Taylor of Rain- 
hole, both in Queen's county, and had hTue William and 

Edward a , who married Mary, daughter of Bryan (3) 

of Whitefwall, in the county of Kilkenny, Efq. and had 
Thomas, his heir, who by Thomafine, daughter of Hey- 
wood Oxburgh of Bovyn, in the Queen's county, Efq. had ' 
two fons, Edward and Thomas. 

Francis, died unmarried. (4) 

Daughter Jane, was married to John Bryan of Whitef^ (0 
wall, alias Bawnmore, Efq. and had four fons and one 
daughter ; James (who married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir 
Popham Southcote of Bonitrany, in Devonfhire, Knt. and had 
John, James, and Henry, who died young ; Popham, Pierce, 
Jane, Ellen, Elizabeth, and Margaret, died young ; and 
Margaret, who arrived at maturity) ; Thomas ; Edmond ; 
John ; and Ellinor, wife of Pierce Vifcount Ikerrin. 

Anne, to Francis (fon of Richard) Cofby of Stradbally, r z y 
Efq. and died in November, 1673, having iilue by him, 


1 His will, dated 29 November, 163$, Prerog. Office, 2 His father '$ 


a 5 5 LOFTUS, Lord LQFTTJ& 

Who died in 1674, Alexander of Stradbally, who by Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Henry Leftrange of Moyftown in tho 
King's county, Efq. had a numerous iflue ; Ellen, married 
firft to Alexander Barrington of Cullenagh in the Queen's 
county, Efq. and fecondly to Pierce, fon of Patrick Bryan, 
Efq. Cotinfellor at Law ; Dorcas, to Walter Byrne ; and 
Other children. 

Sir Dudley Loftus of Killyan, the eldeft fon, for the fine 
of2ol. Englifh, had a livery of his eftate 13 March, 1637*, 
in November, 1626, he married * Cecilia, daughter of Sir- 
James Ware, the elder, Auditor- General of Ireland, and 
died in 1648, having iflue by her, who was buried 20 
March, 1666, in the church of St. Werburgh, Dublin, one 
fon Thomas ; and two daughters ; Elizabeth, married to 
Jeremy Jones of Belaghy in the county of Siigo, Efq. ; and 
Eleanor, firft married to George Colley of Edenderry, Efq, 
fecondly to Colonel William Duckenfield ; and thirdly to 
Sir Edward Tyrrell of Lynn in Weftmeath, who 20 May, 
1686, was created a Baronet, with limitation of the honour, 
in default of iflue male of his body, to Edward Tyrrell, 
junior, his nephew, and his heirs male ; and by him fhe had 
^an only furviving daughter Catharine, married to Robert 
Edgworthe of Longwood, in Meath, Efq. 

Thomas Loftus of Killyan, Efq. married firft Sufanna, 
daughter of Henry Elkenhead, Efq. by whom he had two 
fons and three daughters ; and fecondly, the daughter of 
Dr. Simon Digby, Bifhop of Dromore, widow of John Gif- 
fard, Efq. and by her he had a fon Adam. — His children by 
the firft wife were, Dudley, his fucceflbr; Edward, who 
dying unmarried, left his eftate to his nephew Edward ; Ce- 
cilia, married in 16S1 to Walter Weldon of Rahinderry .in 
the Queen's county, Efq. whom fhe furvived, without iflue ; 
Anne, to Lewis, fecond fon of the faid Jeremy Jones, Efq.; 
and Sufanna. — Dudley Loftus of Killyan, Efq. bore a Cap- 
tain's Commiflion in Colonel Richard Coote's regiment of 
foot j married Anne, daughter of Thomas Smyth of Drum- 


* His father being ftizeJ of tha manors of Killyan and Clonard, the Ad' 
Ycwfonofthe Vicarage of Clonard, with the fite of the Abbey there, and 
other lands in the county of Meath, and having made a deed of feoffment 
thereof 45 November, i6io; and Sir Dudley and his Lady having levied a 
fine in Trinity Term, 13 Car. I, the faid alienations being made without 
licence, he had a pardon for the fame by this patent. 

1 Rot. A°. 7 and 8 Car. I, D. being a receipt from his father to her. £aiher 
for her portion of.; oeol. dated 30 November, 1031. 


cree in Weftmeath, Efq. and left ifTue four fons and two 
daughters, viz. 

Thomas, his heir. / r \ 

Arthur, Major to Colonel Wolfe's regiment of foot, who (2) 
died at the camp of Fort-George in Scotland 31 July, 1753, 

Edward Loftus of Grange, near Monafter-Evan, in the (3) 
county of Kildare, Efq. who married Lettice, daughter to 
Robert Loftus of the King's county, Efq. and had one fon 
Dudley, born in 1753, who died in England in July, 
1770 '. 

Rev. Smyth Loftus, Vicar of Coolock, in the diocefs of (4) 
Dublin, and Rector of St. Peter's in Drogheda, who in 
April, 1 745, married Sarali, daughter of Brent Smyth of 
Dublin, Efq. widow of Thomas Nevile of Nevile's-Grove in 
the county of Dublin, Efq. and died in 1782, having had 
ifTue by her, who died 9 Auguft, 1761, Dudley, Thomas, 
and Alice, who all died unmarried. 

Daughter Sufanna, married 1 Auguft, 1730, to Jofeph (1) 
Afhe of Afhefield, in Meath, Efq. Member of Parliament 
for Trim, and had four fons and two daughters ; Richard, 
Thom&s, Jofeph, Dudley, Alice, and Anne. 

Elizabeth, married in December, 1731, to Laurence 
Steele of Rathbride in the county of Kildare, Efq. who left 
her a widow 6 January, 1750, with three fons and one 
daughter ; Laurence, Thomas, Arthur, and Mehetabel. 

Thomas, the eldeft fon, who fucceeded at Killyon, ferved 
in parliament for the borough of Clonmines, and 2 May, 
1734, married Alice, daughter of Robert late Earl of Belvedere, 
but by her, who died 13 July, 1748, had no ifTue ; he mar- 
ried fecondly, 7 December, 1759, Jane, daughter of Ro= 
bert Percival of Knightibrook in county of Meath, Efq= and 
died 15 January, 1768, having had ifTue Dudley, now of 
Killyon, born 20 October, 1764 ; Jane ; Anne, married to 
Ralph Smyth of Ralphfdale, county of Weftmeath, Efq s 5 
Martha *, and Maria 2 . 

We now proceed with Sir Dudley Loftus of Rathfarnham, gj r 
Knt. eldeft fon of the Archbifhop. He was born in 1 $61 Dudley 
(as appears by an inquifition, taken at Trym, finding him 
heir to his brother Sir Edward) and was knighted 1 5 Octo- 
ber, 1503, by the L. D. Fitz- William. He married Anne, 
daughter of Sir Henry Bagenal of Newry in the county of 

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Downe, Knt. and died in his Manor-Houfe of Killcloghan, 
6 April, 1616, having iflue iix Tons, 
(i) Sir Adam, anceftor to the family of Vifcount Lifburne, 

of whom prefently. 

( 2 ) Nicholas of Fethard, anceftor to the Lord Loftus. 

(3 ) William, who died a religious in Spain. 

(4) Dudley, killed in the Me of Rhee, unmarried. 

Q>3 Edward of Ballynebarney in the county of Wicklow, who 

1 o Auguft, 16*37, in virtue of the commiffion for remedy of 
defective titles, had a grant of 650 acres of land, in the ter- 
ritory of Ely-O'Carrol, and King's county ; and died at the 
age of 87 years, having iffue by Anne, daughter of George 
Hartpole of Shrule in the Queen's county, Efq. five fons 
and four daughters ; Dudley, who died childleis ; Adam, 
who married Penelope, daughter of Robert Street, and had 
ifllie Henry, John, Phsebe, married to Bowdell Dewary of 
London, and Anne * ; Thomas ; William and Arthur, who 
both died young $ Anne, married to Cromwell Weft of 
Monafter-Evan, and had no iflue ; Eleanor, to Michael Le- 
wellifc ; Jane, to George Stawell ; Mabel, who died young j 
and feveral other children. 
(6) Samuel, who married Mary, daughter of Nicholas Bage- 

nal of Dunleckny, in the county of Carlow, Efq. (by his 
wife Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Colclough, by his wife 
Martha, daughter of Archbifhop Loftus) and had two fons 
and two daughters ; Dudley, who married a Ruffian lady ; 
Nicholas, who left no iflue ; Martha, married firft to Tho- 
mas Davis of Kilkenny, by whom me had Dudley, Roger, 
and Elizabeth married to Mr. Wolverfton ; and fecondly to 
Captain James Sinock, by whom fhe had John and James, 
■who died young ; and Elizabeth, to Gerald Wallis of Cullenf- 
town, in the county of Wexford, by whom fhe had Bagenal, 
Anne, Mary, and Eleanor \ 
Family Sir Adam Loftus of Rathfarnham, the eldeft fon of Sir 

of Dudley, was 26 years old at his father's death, and for the 

Vifcoimt line of 172I. 8s. 8d. had a fpecial livery of his eftate2 7 May, 

Lifetime. 161$ *. On 24 December, 1624, Sir Adam Loftus and 


* On zf> June, i <> t 3 , lie had a grant of icoo acres of profitable land, in 
the territory of die, and county of Wexford, (except 10 acres in 
KillmaikK'k, adjoining 1 to the church there, for the glebe thereof) which 
were created the manor of Rathaiie, with 600 acres in demdhe ; but fur- 

1 Lodge. 2 Idem 

LOFTUS, Lord LOFTUS. 2 59 

Richard Parfons of Dublin, Efq. became joint Patentees 
(for life) in the office of Surveyor, and third Judicial Officer 
of the Court of Wards and Liveries, with the yearly fee of 
ioo marcs ; which, upon their furrender 26 May, 1630, 
was granted the next day to his brother Nicholas Loftus, 
Efq. and the faid Richard Parfons, for life, with the fee of 
50I. Englifh a year. — On 30 May, 1627, Sir Adam Loftus, 
the Lord Primate, the Lord Docwra, and Sir William Par- 

S 2 fons a 

rendering the fame to the Crown 19 February, 1616°, he received a confir- 
mation thereof 31 January, 1617. On 15 June, 1615, he and Sir John 

King of Baggotrath, being Aflignees of Sir Charles Willmot, paffed patent 
for the caftle, town, and lands of Graungemagherie ; the chapel, called 
Moore-Aghrym, and the caftle and lands of Tawnagh, in the county of Gal- 
way ; the Monaftery of Cavan, in the county of Cavan ; the Rectory of 
Crewaghj in the county of Dublin; the Monaftery, or Houfe of Friars 
Preachers, near Cork ; the Francifcan Friary of Killaly, in the county of 
Tipperary ; a Monday market, and a fair on 1 Auguft at Kilkenny- Weft, in 
Weftmeath ; the manor of Belgree, in the counties of Dublin and Meath ; 
the preceptory, manor, orlordfhipof Crooke, the Ferry from Pajfage to Bal- 
lyhack, in the county of Waterford ; the Francifcan Obfervant Friary of 
Trym, with the church, &c. thereof, in the county of Meath ; St. Laurence's 
church, with three houfes adjoining, in Cork; the manor of Rathmofe, in 
the county of Limerick ; a Monday market, and a fair on St. Catharine's 
day at Ballinrobe, in the county of Mayo ; the monaftery, or priory of the 
Bleffed Mary in Termonfeighan ; with many other lands and hereditaments 
in the counties of Galway^ Mayo, Cavan, Monaghan, Dublin, Cork, Rof- 
comon, Kerry, Meath, Weftmeath, Waterford, Tipperary, Sligo, Queen's, 
Limerick, Donegall, Armagh, Louth, and Wicklow, iu the cities of Dublin 
and Cafhel, and the town of Athlone. And receiving his Majefty's di- 
rections from Weftminfter, 1 8 July, 1618, to furrender all his eftate, and 
have the fame confirmed to him and his heirs by a new patent, he did fo, and 
the patent paffed the feals 10 March following, in which were comprifed, 
among many others, the preceptory, manor, or lordfhip of Killcloghan, the 
caftle of Bannowe, the manors of Rahaileand Laghorne, with many recto- 
ries in the county of Wexford , the caftle, town, and lands of Rathfarnham, 
Oldcourte, theprehend, town, and lands of Tymothan, &c. in the county of 
Dublin ; with a fair on St. Peter's day, and two days following, at Rath- 
farnham, and a fair on St. Bartholomew's day, and for two days after, at 
Templeton in the county of Wexford On 3 Auguft, 1628, he paffed pa- 
tent for 1000 acres of arable and pafture land, and 2648 of unprofitable moun- 
tain, wood, and bog, in the territory of Ranelagh, and county of Wicklow, 
to hold by the 20 part of a Knight's fee, and the rent of 7I. Englifh, which 
were erected into the manor of Knockra, with a demefne of 400 acres : 
courts, and other privileges. — By indenture, dated 27 November, 16373 
James, Earl of Ormond, conveyed to him and Sir Robert Meredyth, Chan- 
cellor of the Exchequer, and their heirs for ever, the manor, abbey, and 
town of Leix, the rectories, advowfons, and prefentations to the vicarages 
of the abbey of Leix and Clonkeine, with other lands and tythes in the 

Queen's county. And, in virtue of the commiffion for remedy of defective 

titles, he received a patent of confirmation, dated 3 April, 1639, of the ma- 
nors of Ballynegargie, Knockra, Ballymounton, Roffahane, and other here- 
ditaments, in the county of Wicklow, which were created one entire manor, 
by the name of the manor ef Knockra, with liberty to impark 2000 acres,jLo 
hold courts, and to enjoy many other privilege* and jurisdictions, 


fons, were appointed Keepers of the Great Seal, during the 
Lord Chancellor Ely's abfence in England ; on 6 May, 1636, 
he was confiituted Vice-Treafurer, Receiver-General of the 
Revenues, and Treafurer at War, being then fworn of the 
Privy Council; and 30 April, 1638, was commiffioned, 
with Sir George Radcliffe, and Sir Robert Meredyth, to 
enquire what offences, negligences, concealments, frauds, 
or contempts againft any laws, ftatutes, and proclamations, 
or other abufes whatfoever, had been, or fhould be commit- 
ted by any merchants, officers, or others, whereby the King 
or his farmers of the revenue had been, or fhould be de- 
frauded of the cuftoms, fubfldies, and impofts ; and to 
punifh, and bind over any perfons by recognizances, or 
bonds, to anfwer the offences, whereof they fhould be im- 
peached before the L. D. the Privy Council, the Court of 
Carrie-Chamber, the Exchequer, or elfewhere j to commit 
them to prifon, and difcharge, or otherwife deal with them, 

as they mould think fit.' He married Jane, daughter of 

Walter Vaughan of Golden-Grove, in the King's county, 
Efq. by whom he had eight fons and nine daughters, viz. 

( 1 ) Sir Arthur, his fucceffor. 

(2) Adam, who died young. 

(3) Dudley Loftus, Efq. L. L. D. educated in the Univerfi- 
ties of Dublin and Oxford, where having finiihed his ftudies, 
he returned to Ireland upon the breaking out of the rebellion, 
and his father procuring a garrifon to be placed in his cattle 
of Rathfarnham, had the command of it given to his fon 
Dudley, who did good fervice, and defended the city from 
the incurfions of the Irifh, inhabiting the neighbouring 
mountains. — He was a great civilian, and 24 June, 165 1, 
appointed Deputy Judge Advocate within the province of 
Leinfier, with the falary of iool. * ; in which year he was 
joined with Sir Edward Bagfliaw, and Mr. Wilcockes, as 
Comrniffioners of the Revenue, with the like falary, and in 
1654 was Judge of the Admiralty, with the fame annualfee ; 
having alio a penfion of 20 {hillings a week, and Lady Loftus 
10 millings, included in an order, 25 December, 165 r, 
iiuiedby the Comrniffioners of Parliament — On 20 Decern- 1 1 
ber, 1655, he and Robert Jeoffreys, Efq. were joined in the 
office oflngroffer of the great Roll of the Clerk of the Pipe, 
and chief Ingroffer of the Exchequer, for life ; and that 
year he was made a Matter in Chancery, which was renewed 

Civil Liflo in Council Off. 



to him upon the Reftoration, with the fee of 20I. Eflgliih, 
by natent dated 23 January, 1660 l , being alio made judge 
of the Prerogative Court and Faculties, and Vicar-General 
of Ireland, which employments he held till his death, m 

Tune, 1695, » 77i and he was buried h \ 8t * Pamc ^ s 
church. He married Frances, daughter and heir to Patrick 
Nansle, Efq. eldeft fon of Thomas, ftyled Baron of Navan, 
and by her, who died 18 June, 1691 % had two fons ana 
five daughters; Dudley, Adam, Mary, Jane, Letitia, 
Frances, and Catharine, who all died young, or unmarried, 
except Letitia, the wife of Mr. Bladen. 

Walter, Captain-Lieutenant of 97 foot m 1640, with the (4) 
pay of 2 5 millings a day, and 30 March that year, was ap- 
pointed, for life, with Henry Kenny, Efq. Clerk of the 
Pells and Tallies of the Exchequer, and Clerk of the frealury 
there. He died unmarried. 

Francis, died young 1 December, 1629. ( 5 ) 

Richard, died unmarried. . (6) 

George, died unmarried 1 1 March, 1660, and was buried ( 7 ) 
in Chrift church. 

Daughter Letitia, was, the firft wife of Rkhard Parfom, (l) 
Efq. fon and heir to Sir William Parfons, L. J. of Ireland, 
and dying 16 O&ober, 1633, was buried the 2.9 m bt. la- 
trick's church. 

Anne, firft married to Richard, fon and heir to Sir Lau- (2) 
rence Parfons of Birr, Knt. ; and fecondly to Cam Q'Hara, 
< Efq by whom fhe had two fons ; Adam, who married Ma- 
bel, daughter of Sir Francis Gore, Knt. •, and Charles. 

Elizabeth, married firft to Nicholas (fon or Matthew) 
Ford of Killileagh in county of Downe ; and fecondly to 
John Mufchamp of Drumanakelly, in the fame county, 
Efq ; and by the latter had Loftus Mufchamp, who mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of John Hill of Kilmainham, near Dun- 
lin, Efq. ; William •, Thomas •, AgmondmW ; Francis ; 
Adam 5 Henry ; and a daughter Elizabeth, married firit to 
Rev. James Wall of Athy, and fecondly to John Towers 

of London. _ . rT . , r ■»> 

Mary, married in 1653 to Thomas Boyd of Dublin, Mer- 
chant, and by him, who died m O&ober, 1696, had 1 hue 
Thomas, who died unmarried - r Adam and Charles died 

young ^ 

x Rot. A , 12 Gar. IT. 2 p. f. 2 ^liter's Off. 


young ; Anne ; Jane ; and Letitia $ of whom Letitia, the 
only furvivor, was married firft in July, 1682, to William, 
Lord Boyd, fon and fucceflbr to William, the firft Earl of 
Kilmarnock, and by him, who died 20 May, 1692, had 
William, the third Earl, (who died 22 November, 17 17, 
and was father of William, the late Earl, whofe unfortunate 
engagement in the rebellion of 1746, brought him to the 
fcaffold) ; Thomas Boyd, Efq. Lord Advocate ; and Mary, 
who died unmarried. — In May, 1692, {he re-married with 
John Gardiner, Efq. and by him had an only daughter 

(5) Margaret, married to Sir Walter Borrowes of Giltown s 
in the county of Kiidare, Bart, and had no iffue. 

(6) Jane, to William Markham, Efq. and had three fons and one 
daughter; Abraham, born 19 July, 1656; Adam, 16 July, 
1657; Richard, 3 Auguft, 165^ ; and Jane, married to 
Rev. Mr. Egan. 

{7} Catharine, to Arthur Boflique, or Bofhvick, Efq. and 

had a daughter Margaret. 

{$) Griflel, died unmarried, 9 February, 1672, and was bu-^ 

ried in St. Patrick's church, Dublin, in her father's burial 

(9) Sarah, married firft to John, fon of Ofborne Itchingham 

ofDunbrody, in the county of Wexford, Efq. by whom me 
had two fons, Adam and Ofborne, and a daughter Jane, 
Iicir to her brothers, who was firft married to Arthur, Earl 
of Donegal. Her fecond hufband was Sir Thomas Dancer, 
.Bart, and bv him (lie had Sir Thomas and Sir Loftus Dancer* 
Baronets ; Mary and Sarah, who died young. 

Sir Arthur Loftus, of Rathfarnham, Knt. in the Parlia- 
ment of 1 63 9, reprefented the county of Wexford •, was ap- 
pointed 24 May that year Provoft-Marefchal of the province 
of Ulfter j and in 1 640 was Captain of 97 foot, with the pay 
of 15 millings a day, and Major of foot, at 9 millings a day ; 
(his father then commanding 6*3 carbiniers, at 24 millings 
a day, with 5 fpare horfes, at 2 millings each) after the re- 
bellion commenced, he was L. Colonel to Sir Charles Coote's 
regiment, and Governor of Naas ; and in \6ka he had a 
penilon, and Lady Loftus another penflon of ics. a week 
each, included in an order from the CommifTioners of Par- 
liament, dated 25 December, 165 1.— In 1624 ne married 
the Lady Dorothy Boyle, born 31 December, 161 7, whole 
marriage articles bear date 4 March, 1624, llie being then 
In the 8 year of her age, fixth daughter of Richard, Earl of 
Cork, and dying 4 December, 1659, was buried the 16 in 


St. Patrick's church, having iiine by her, who remarried 

with Talbot, died 26 March, z66o, and was buried 

with her firit huiband the 29, four ions and three daugh- 
ters, viz. 

Adam, who died young. (0 

Adam, created Vifcount Lifburne. ( 2 ) 

Richard, born in 1636, arM ' v \' 

Robert, born in 1640-, both died unmarried. yl 

Daughter Letitia, married to Thomas Coningfby of • ' 
Hampton-Court, in the county of Hereford, Efq. was mo- 
ther of Thomas, Lord Clanbrazil, and Earl Coningfby; and 
of a daughter Elizabeth-Philippa, married to Michael Browne 
of Hampton-Wafer in the faid county, Efq. 

Eleanor, to Theobald, Vifcount Mayo. * (2) 

Jane, born in September, 1643, was married to Robert i ' 
Gorges of Kilbrew in the county of Meath, Efq. L. L. D. 

Adam Loftus of Rathfarnham, Efq. was appointed 2 1 
October, 1674 (upon the furrender of Henry Brounker, 
Efq.) Ranger and Mafrer of the Game of the Phoenix-Park, 
near Dublin, and of all the King's Parks, Forefts, Chaces, 
and Woods in Ireland ; and was advanced to the Peerage b ; 
privy feal, dated at Whitehall 5 January, 1685, and by pa- 
tent # the 29 of that month, by the titles of Baron of Rath- 
farnham, and Vifcount Lifburne *, he hadapenfion of 3.00!, 
a year on the military eftablifhrnent, commencing 1 Janua- 
ry, 1687 ; commanded a regiment of foot at the talcing oi 
Carrickfergus for K.William 26 Auguft, 1689; and being 
at the liege of Limerick in 1691, was killed (15 September) 
by a cannon-ball, difcharged from the town, as he was 
coming out of his tent, which he had placed in the trenches, 
and was buried the 28 in St. Patrick's Cathedral. — He mar- 
ried firft Lucia, daughter of George, Lord Chandos, by his 
fecond wife Jane, daughter of John, Earl Rivers, and ic- 
condly Dorothy, daughter of Patrick Allen, Efq by whom 
he had no ilTue, but by the former had one fon James, who 
died an infant ; and one daughter Lucia, who being married 
to Thomas, Lord Wharton, carried the eftates of R athfarn- 
ham, &c. into that familv, which her fon Philip, late Duke 


* The preamble. Cum eximia merita & virtutes praedile&i <Sc fir?elis fub- 
diti & confiliarii noftri Adami Loftus, aniiigeri, nobis ahunde innotuerint > 
commemorantes etiani immaculatam ejus erga nos fidelitatem, v.c compluri- 
ma egregia & acceptabilia fervitia, qua: nobis hucufque pra:ftitit ; hinc cit 
quod nos prrefatum Adamum Loftus pcrpetuo regit favoris noftri monunien- 
to, pofleris fuis tranfmittendo, ornare £c decorare decrevimus ; ac eriam ad 
flatum & dignitatem Baronis & Vicecomitis hereditarium hujus regni noflrt 
HibernirepromoYcndum cenfuknus, Seiatis igitur, &c 

264 ' LOFTUS, Lord LOFTUS. 

of Wharton, 31 July, 1723, fold, forthefum offooool. to 
William Conolly, Efq, Speaker of the Houfe of Commons, 
and L. Jo of Ireland. 
Nicholas. We return now to Nicholas Loftus of Fethard, Efq. fe- 
cond fon of Sir Dudley Loftus, fon and heir of the Arch* 
bifhop, anceftor to the Lord Loftus. He was born 1 Fe- 
bruary, 1592*; was Sheriff of the county of Wexford in 
1620; and was joined 15 January, 1625, w * tn Thomas 
Stockdale of Knarefborough in Yorkihire, Efq. (for life) in 
the office of Clerk of the pells and writings of the tallies, 
counter-tallies, and bills to the receipt of his Majefty's Ex- 
chequer, and Clerk of the Treafury there, which they fur- 
rendered 31 Auguft, 1636, and the fame was granted 30 
March, 1640, to his nephew Walter Loftus and Henry 
Kenny, Efqrs. and the furyivor of them. And 20 March, 
1628, the King creating a new office of an Examinator in 
the Court of Chancery, conferred it on him and Robert ByiTe, 
Efqrs. for life, with the like fees and perquifites, as were 
taken by the former examinator of that court, or by any 
examinator of the court of Chancery in England. — He was 
alfo fome time Deputy Receiver to Sir Adam Loftus, Vice- 
Treafurer cflreland; and during the troubles of 164 1 fent 800I. 
to K. Charles I. to Oxford, as a help againft the Parliament, 
ditburfed large fums of his own, and borrowed others upon 
his credit, towards the payment of difbanding the Irifh army 
in Ulfter, in the year 1641.— — On 28 May, 1623, he 
married Margaret, daughter and heir to Thomas Chetham 
of Nuthurft in Lancashire, and of Hacketftown in the coun- 
ty of Dublin, Efq. and dying in 1 666', was buried on the 


* Cn ip July, 161 8, he bad a grant of the town and lands of Ballyellis, 
containing 736 acres, in Mac-Damore's country, and county of Wexford-; 
and 28 Auguft, 1639, in virtue of the commiffion for remedy of defective 
titles, had confirmed to him and his heirs the manor, lordfhip, and late pre- 
ceptory of Killcloggan; the rectories of the Hooke, Templetowne, Bally- 
brafhill, and Much-Rocheftowne ; the advowfon and prefentation of the vi- 
carage of the Hooke ; with many other lands and chief rents in the faid 
county, which were created the manor of Killcloggan, with many privileges, 
and alfo the caftle, town, and lands of St. John's Lees, near Tyrenure, in 
the county of Dublin. And an act of parliament having paffed in the reign 
of Charles I. for the exchange of lands between him and George, Bifhop of 
Femes, in the faid county, the manor of Feathard, alias Fidert, alias Figh- 
4art, in the barony of Shelburne, was thereby conveyed to him and his heirs 
for ever ; and it being enacted, that he fhould allow the Bifhop the fum of 
300L towards the building of a dwelling-houfe for hinuelf and hisfucceffors, 
upon the Bifhop's lands in the town of Femes, the Bifhop 12 July, 1641, ac- 
knowledged the receipt thereof, according to the purport of the act, and a furrender to him of the laid premiffes. 

LOFTUS, Lord LOFTUS. <z6 5 

North fide of the chancel of the church of Fethard, purfuant 
to the directions of his laft will, dated 27 September that 
year, whereby he ordered, that he mould be buried in the 
night-time, without any ceremonies, aifemblies, or mourn- 
ings, but privately, as foon as he fhould be dead ; and deiired 
his wife and children not to wear any mourning for him. 
He had iiTue by her (who was born 21 April, 1O04, ed- 
died in October, 1666, fourteen days before him, with whom 
fhe was buried) eight fons and fix daughters. 

Adam, born 14 February, 1626. /^ 

Chetham, born 12 March, 1629. (2) 

Dudley, born in 1634, all three died young. {3) 

Sir Nicholas, who fucceeded to the eftate. (4) 

Henry, of Loftus-Hall, heir to his brother. {5) 

Thomas, born 1 June, 1639, died unmarried. W 

John, born 14 May, 1640, married the daughter of ■ w 

Butler, and having no ifTue, made his brother Henrv Ms 
heir 5 died in 1684, and was buried at Fethard. 

— — , born 1 February, 1642, died young. (pj 

Daughter Jane, born 14 February, 1623-4, was married *** 
to Nicholas Devereux of Ballymagar, in the county of Wex- 
ford, Efq. by whom {fi£ had two fons and one, daughter ; 
James, of Ballymagar ; Nicholas, of Baldwinftown in the 
county of Dublin ; and Margaret, married firft to Arthur 
Chichefter of Profpect, Efq., and fecondly to Rev. Denis 
Drifcoll of Stonehoufe. 

Anne, born 8 February, 1630, was married i Mav, 1649, (2) 
to Nicholas Bolton of Brazeel in the county of Dublin, Efq. 
and dying 2 January, 1690, had iiTue. 

Phrebe, born 1 Auguft, 1632, was married to John Ot- (3) 
way of Cloghonan in the county of Tipper ary, Efq. and had 
fix fons and two daughters. 

Alice, born 2 February, 1637. (4) 

Eleanor, born 1 December, 1641, was married to John IS J 
Cliffe of Mullrancan in the county of Wexford, Efq. 
and died 3 September, 1700, having four fons and two 

Margaret, born 6 May, 1650, was married to Robert {€) 
Thorold of the county of Lincoln, Efq. and had a fon Ro- 

Sir Nicholas Loftus of Fethard, the eldefi furviving fon> 
was born 1 1 November, 1635, and married 25 February, 
1 662, to his firfl wife Sufan, daughter of Thomas Adderley 
of Innifhannon in the county of Cork, Efq. by whom he 
had a fon Thomas, who died young \ and a daughter Mar- 


garet, married to Thomas Mildmay of Lifburne ; and by his 
fecond wife Eleanor, third daughter of Sir Edmoiid Butler 
of Garryhundon in the county of Carlow, Bart, he had three 
fons and feven daughters 5 Edmond, Dudley, Adam, Juliana, 
Eleanor, Mary, Arabella, Letitia, Anne, and Elizabeth ; 
but the fons dying without hTue, the eftate defcended to his 

Henry. Henry Loftus of Loftus-Hall, Efq. who was born 3 r De- 
cember, 16^6, and for fome time refided at Dungulph in 
the county of Wexford, being denominated of that place, 
when (13 October, 1669) hepurchafed from William Leigh 
of Ballaghborrow, 208 acres of the lands of Templenetrohy, 
in the barony of Bantry ; as he did 281 acres more of the 
laid town and lands 10 February, 1684, from Cary, Earl of 
Rofcomon \ and 16 May, 1703, from the truftees of the 
forfeited eilates, all that part of Fethard, lying in the barony 

of Shelburn. He married firlt Amy, daughter of John 

Gorges of Coleraine, Efq. by whom he had one fon Gorges, 
who died young, and three daughters ; Jane, married to 
Thomas Manfell of Gallfkill in the county of Kilkenny, Efq. 
Edith ; and Margaret, married to Highgate Boyd of Rofs- 
clare, in the county of Wexford, Efq. — — His fecond wife 
was Anne, daughter and heir to Henry Crewkern of Exeter 
in Devonfhire, widow of Oliver Keating of Ballynunry, Efq. 
and deceasing, in a very advanced age, in 17 16, left ifTue by 
her two fons ; Nicholas, Lord Loftus ; and Henry, who 
died unmarried. 

Nicholas Nicholas Loftus of Loftus-Hall, Efq. the elder fon, was 
1 left a minor ; but, after he came of age, was returned to 

Vifcount. Parliament for the county of Wexford, which he reprefented 
until his Majefty was pleafed to advance him to the Peerage, 
by the ftyle an^l title of Baron Loftus of Loftus-Hall, by privy 
feal, dated at ' Kenimgton 24 Auguft, and by patent * 5 


* The preamble. Whereas we have long experienced the faithful fervices 
•f our trufty and well-beloved Nicholas Loftus, of Loftus-Hall, in the 
county of Wexford, in our faid kingdom of Ireland, Efq. as one of the repre- 
fentatives of our fubjects in our Houfe of Commons, in our faid kingdom of 
Ireland, and his inviolable attachment to our Royal perfon, family, and go- 
vernment, and his firm adherence to the interefts and liberties of his coun- 
try ; we have determined to call him, the faid Nicholas Loftus, to our advice 
and afliftance in the grand council of our Houfe of Peers, in our faid king- 
dom of Ireland : A dignity which we confer, as well in regard to his known 
leyalty, abilities, prudence, and ufefulnefs to our interefts, as his extenfive 



October, 1751, and 7 November following he took his feat 
in the Upper Houfe ', being alfo in September, 1 753, made 
a Member of his Majefty's Privy Council, was nominated a 
Governor of the county of Wexford, and was further ad- 
vanced in the Peerage, being created Vifcount Loftus of Ely 
in the kingdom of Ireland, by privy feal, dated at Kenfing- 
ton 28 June, and patent at Dublin 19 July, 1756; by this 
title he fat in the Houfe of Peers 21 November, 1757 ~> 
made his will 23 March, 17^8, added a codicil thereto 26 
July, 1763, and died in Capel-ftreet, Dublin, 31 December 
that year, aged 76. 

He married nrft Anne, fecond daughter of William, Lorct 
Vifcount Duncannon, fifter to Brabazon 2 Earl of Befsbo- 

rough 3 

property and alliance ; being derived from a race of anceftors, diftinguifhed 
for their antiquity and important fervices to our royal predeceffors, and our 
faid kingdom, and were therefore raifed to feme of the greateft honours and. 
preferments in church and ftaie ; his anceftor, who firft fettled in that our 
faid kingdom of Ireland, a zealous affertor of the Proteftant religion, having 
been promoted to the dignities of Archbifhop of Armagh, Primate of all that 
our faid kingdom of Ireland, and Archbifhop of Dublin, and, at the fame 
time, of Chancellor of that our faid kingdom of Ireland, ftations ufually filled 
by perfons of fuperior learning and merit, and feldom united in the fame 
ptrfon ; and having employed pare of his wealth, in times of danger to the 
ftate, in defence of our laid kingdom, by erecting a caftleat Rathfarnham in. 
our county of Dublin, in our faid kingdom, whieh afforded protection to 
our Englifn fubjects : And Sir Adam Loftus, nephew to the faid Primate, 
having been created a Barm and Vifcount, in the reign of King James I. by 
the title of Adam, Lord Vifcount Loftus of Ely, and conftituted Chancellor 
of our faid kingdom, and frequently appointed to affift in Government, as. 
one of the Lords Juftices of that our faid kingdom : And Adam Loftus, Efq» 
the then eldeft heir of the family, having been created by K. James II. Baron 
of Rathfarnham and Vifcount Lifburne ; and who, by a remarkable heroick 
conduct in the army, at the time of the revolution, as a Colonel in the fer- 
vice of our great predeceffor, of glorious memory, King William the third, 
before our city of Limerick in our faid kingdom, amited in maintaining and 
preferving the cauie and invaluable bleffing of the Proteilant religion, at the 
price of his life ; and by his death without iffue male, the perfon, whom we 
are now advancing to the dignity of Peerage, remains the eldeft branch of 
this ancient and ennobled family, being immediately defcended from Sir Dud- 
ley Loftus, a younger (he was the eldeft fon) fon of the faid Primate, vvhofe 
defcendants and family, from the reign of our royal predeceffor Qjjeen Eli- 
zabeth, have been promoted to, and have honourably difcharged a ieries of 
offices of diftinct ion and tr Lift, in that our faid kingdom ; and have rendered 
their ufeful fervices to the erown and the realm, by their reprefentationsin 
our Houfe of Commons, in our faid kingdom ; and we confider fuch an ex- 
traction and alliance through an ancient line of venerable and nobie progeni- 
tors, joined with the known perfonal qualifications, and pail long experienc- 
ed conduct and fervices of him, the faid Nicholas Loftus, as fare and ample 
pledges of his difcharging the important truft of great Counfelior in our 
Houfe of Peers, in our faid kingdom, to the fervice of our perfon, crown, 
and government, and to the welfare and advantage of all our fubjech. 
Know ye therefore, &c. (Rot. 25 Geo. II. 2. p. f.) 

1 Lords Jour. ill. 7$$. 2 Idem. IV". 95. 

2 68 LOFTUS, Lord LOFTUS. 

rough, by whom he had two fons and three daughters, that 
furvived their infancy ; fecondly Letitia, daughter of John 
Rowley of Caftleroe in the county of Deny, Efq. and widow 
of Arthur, Vifcount Loftus of Ely, but by her, who died 
19 July, 1765, at Summer-Hill in Meath, he had no iffue- 

- His children were Nicholas •, Henry, of Richfield, of 

whom prefently ; Mary, married to William Alcock of Wil- 
ton in the county of Wexford, Efq. •, Anne, to Charles 
Tottenham, Efq. Surveyor- General of the province of 
Leinfter, and Member of Parliament for the borough of 
New Rofs 5 and Elizabeth. 

Nicholas Nicholas Loftus, Efq. the elder fon, and fecond Vifcount, 
Earl of was returned to Parliament for the borough of Bannow in 
Ely. October, 1739* as he was in 1761 for Fethard ; was ap- 
pointed 27 Auguft, 1753, Deputy-Governor of the county 
of Wexford ; fucceeded to the title of Vifcount on his fa- 
ther's demife ; in March, 1764, was appointed Cuftos Rot. 
of the county of Wexford ; fat firft in the Houfe of Peers 
8 May, 1764 % 13 of that month took his place as a Privy 
Counsellor at the Council Board ; and he was advanced to 
the dignity of Earl of Ely by patent at Dublin 23 October, 
1766. His Lordfhip died 3 1 October that year, and having 
married, 18 Auguft, 1736, Mary, elder daughter and heir 
to Sir Guftavus Hume of Caftle-Hume in the county of Fer- 
managh, Bart, by her, who died in October, 1 740, he had ; 
an only fon 

Nicholas, Nicholas Loftus, the fecond Earl, who was born 1 r Sep- 

2 tember, 1738, was appointed a Governor of Fermanagh 2 

Earl. October, 1767, and died unmarried 12 November, 1769, 

in Dominick-ftreet, Dublin, when the eftates, purfuant to 

his will, verted in his uncle Henry Loftus, on whom alfo 

the titles of Vifcount and Baron devolved. 

Henry, The faid Henry was born 1 8 November, 1709, reSded^ 

Earl of before his acceffion to the honours, at Richfield, was High 
Ely. Sheriff of the county of Wexford in 1 744 ; ferved many 
years in Parliament for the borough of Bannow, and was 
Clerk of the coaft permits ; on the deceafe of his nephew, 
Nicholas the fecond Earl, he became fourth Vifcount Ely, 
and fat firft in the Houfe of Peers 16 November, 1769 z - 9 
in November, 1771, he was created Earl of Ely, and had 
his introduction to Parliament by this title 5 December that 
year 3 . On the inftitution of the moft illuftrious Order of 
St. Patrick, his Lordfhip was nominated a Knight Com- 

1 Lords Jour. IV. 325. 2 Idem, IV. 513. 3 Idem. 595. 


panion, but was not inftalled. He married firft, in 1745, 
Frances, daughter of Henry Monro of Roe's-Hall in county 
of Down, Efq. ; fhe dying in Auguft, 1774, without iffue, 
he married fecondly, in 1775, the daughter of Hugh Bon- 
fby, Efq. ; but by her Ladymip, who furvives him, had no 
ifliie -, and he dying 8 May, 1783, the titles became extincT, 
but the eftates devolved, purfuant to his will, on the ifTue of 
his lifter Elizabeth. 

Which Elizabeth married 31 December, 1736, to John, Elizabeth 
fon of Charles Tottenham * of Tottenham-Green in county 
of Wexford, Efq. and died before 1754, having by him 
who was created a Baronet 2 December, 1780, and died in 
1787, a fon and fuccefTor 

Sir Charles, the prefent Lord Loftus, he ferved in Parlia- Sir 
ment for the borough of Clonmines ; and having fucceeded to Charles, 
the eftates pofTefTed by his uncles, Nicholas and Henry, late Lord 
Earls of Ely, in the counties of Wexford and Fermanagh j Loftus. 
he aiTumed their furname, and was advanced to the dignity 
of a Baron of this realm purfuant to privy feal at St. James's 
3 May, and patent at Dublin 28 June, 1785 1 , and by the title 
of Lord Baron Loftus of Loftus-Hall the in county of Wex- 
ford, he had his introduction to the Houfe of Peers 2 July, 
1785 s . His Lordfhip hath been fworn of the Privy Council 
in Ireland, appointed a Governor the of county of Wexford, 
and in January, 1789, was conftituted joint Poftmafter Ge- 
neral with the Right Hon. William Brabazon Ponfonby. 
— In June, 1766, he married Jane, elder daughter and 
coheir to Robert Myhill f of Killarney in county of 


* Charles Tottenham juft now mentioned, Member of Parliament for the 
town of New-Roffc, was generally known by the name of Tottenham in hit 
beets, which appellation arofe from the following circumftance : Ha vino- 
braved the inconvenienciesof a fevere gout and bad weather, he rode poft 
from the county of Wexford, and arrived in bis boots at the Houfe of Commons 
in a critical moment— The queftion whether any redundancy in the Irifh 

Treafury fhould there continue, or be fent into England, was in agitation = 

Mr. Tottenham gave the calling voice in favour of his country, and in me- 
mory of this, his patriotic conduct, a good likenefs of him, in his travelling 1 
drefs, was foon after engraven, in the attitude of afcending the fteps of the 
Parliament-Houfe , 

-f- James Myhill of Killarney, in the county of Kilkenny, Efq. married Han- 
nah, daughter of Jofhua Paul of Rathmore, county of Carlow, Efq. by his 
wife Mehetabela Saunders, of the family of Saunders-Grove ; and died t 
December, 1737, having had iffue by her Robert his heir; James, in Holy 
Orders; and William, of Abbey-Grove, county of Kilkenny.— Robert, the 
eldeit fon, who fucceeded at Killarney, married Mary, daughter of William 
Billingfley of Three-Caftles in fkid county, Efq. and died 1 April, 174.0 
having- had iffue three daughters, the younger of whom, Mary, dying young 
the furvivors became coheirs, and were, Jane, married as in text ; and Han- 
T Rot, pat. 45 Gee. III. R. 42. 2 Lords Journals, V, 630. 


Kilkenny, Efq. ; and by her had two fons, John his heir, 
born 15 February, 1770; Robert-Ponibnby, born 5 Sep- 
tember, 1773 ** 

Title. 3 Sir Charles Loftus, Lord Baron Loftus of 
Loftus-Hall, in the county of Wexford. 

Creation.] So created 28 June, 1785, 25 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Diamond, a Chevron ingrailed, ermine, be- 
tween three trefoils flipped, pearl. 

Crest J On a wreath, a boar's head erafed and erect, 
pearl, langued, ruby, with thefe words, Loyal au Mort, 
over it. 

Supporters."] Two Eagles, pearl, with beaks and legs, 
topaz, each charged on the bread: with a trefoil, flipped, 

Motto.] Prend moy tel que ie sui. 

Seats.] Loftus-Hali in the county of Wexford, 6$ 
miles from Dublin ; Rathfarnham-Caftle, 1 mile from the 
Metropolis ; and Caftle-Hume in the county of Fermanagh, 
82 miles from Dublin. 

nah, who married Hercules, foil of Robert Langrifhe, Efq. and by him, 
-who was created a Baronet Z4 January, 1777, ferves in Parliament for the 
borough of Knocktopher, and is a Commiffioner of his Majefty's Revenue,, 
hasiffue Robert, who ferves in Parliament for Knocktopher, and married 
Anne, daughter of the late Bellingham Boyle, and grand-daughter of Pri- 
mate Hoadley ; James ; Mary-Jane, married to James Wilfon of Parfonf- 
town in county of Wicklow, Efq. ; Elizabeth, to Rev. Chriftopher, fon of 
fhe late Judge R.obinfon ; and Hannah. (Lodge edit. 1754* I. 310. and 

1 UHler's Office. 


L 2 7 i ] 


X HIS name hath been varioufly written, as Monte- 49. 
Alto, Montalt, Moald or Monthaut, Montal- 


Prom the Lords of Monte- Alto, in Italy, Euftace de Mon- Euftace 
talto or Montalt, is faid to have defcended ; he came into De 
Britain during the reign of William the Conqueror, at the^ onta ^' 
inftance of Hugh Lupus, (or the Wolf) nephew to K. 
William, and by him created Earl of the cotinty of 
Chefter *. — In this expedition he was attended by a chofen 
band of foldiers, and having joined his forces with the Earl's, 
they fubdued the greater part of the county of Flint ; for 
thefe fervices he was rewarded with divers grants of lands 
(as appears by Doomfday-Book) 5 he was alfo conftituted, 
by the Earl, Steward of the County Palatine of Chefter, 
and one of his eight Temporal Barons f . To thefe grants 
the Conqueror added considerably. — It may be proper to 
obferve here, that this Euftace is ftyled in feveral Latin and 
Englifh deeds, Normannus alias Normannus le 
Hunter, Eustace de Montalto, Eustace the 
Norman, the Norman Hunter, &c. by the latter ap- 

* This Earl Hugh, fays our MS. was fon of Richard, Vjfcount of 
Aurtnges in Normandy (by Margaret his wife, hilf-fifter by the mother t» 
K. William) and to him and his heirs, the faid King gave the Earldom of 
Chefter, to hold as freely of him, by the fword, as he the faid William held 
England by the crown ; acd the faid Earl thereupon promifed to this Euftace, 
that all fuch lands as he mould conquer of his enemies, the Welih, mould 
be his reward, fave only that he fhould acknowledge him as his chief, and 
fhould hold of Lim, the laid Earl, thoie lands he fubdued, in like manner a* 
thofe which he held of the King, his fuperior Lord. (Pedigree.) 

f Hugh Lupus, who was advanced to the Earldom of Chefter in joyo 2 ., 
created eight Temporal Barons to affift him. in his councils ; three lifts of 


1 From an illuminated manrfcript, intitlcd, McntaL'ien/ia, or an account 
of the family of Maude, which pedigree was drawn up by Jchn Preftwich, 
and communicated to the Editor by Lord Dit Montalt 

2 Pedigree. 

a 7 2 MAUDE, Lord De MONTALT. 

pellation lie is known in the following deed, which has been 

preferved in an old Chronicle, in the library of Richmond 

Palace : 

(C I William King, the third yeare of my raigne 

* c Give to the Norman Hunter to me that art both life 

C I and deere 
" The Hop and Hopton, and all the bounds up and down 
" Under the earth to Hell, above the earth to Heaven. 
** From me and from mine, to thee and to thine, 
(i Al good and al faire, af ever they mine were 
« To witneffe that this is footh, I bite the white waxe with 

cc my tooth 
lc Before Jugge, Mawd and Margerie, andmyyoung- 

" eft fonne Henry 
«* For one Bow and Broad-Arrow, when I come to 

u hunt upon Yarrow.* 


thefe Barons have come before us, which we ftiall here prefent to our 

Nigel, Baron of Hal- 

Robert, Baron of Mon- 

William Malbedeng, 
Baron of Nantwich, 

Vernon, Baron of Ship- 

Fitz-Hugh, Baron of 

Hamon de Maffie, Ba- 
ron of ' 

Venables, Baron of Kin- 

Nicholas, Baron of 
. Stockport *. 

Robert Fitz-Hugh, Ba- 
ron of Malpas, 

Richard de Vernon, Ba- 
ron of Shipbrooke, 

William Maibanc, Ba- 
ron of Nampwich, 

William Fitz-Nigell, 
Baron of Halton, 

Hamo de Mafty, Baron 
of Dunham, 

Gilbert de Venables, 
Baron of Kilberton, 

Hugh, fon of Norman, 
Baron of Hawarden, 

Nicholas de Stockport, 
Baron of Stockport \ 

Euftace, Baron of 
Mounte-Alto, and of 
H awar den , Steward 
to the Earl, 

Nigellus, Baron of Hal- 
ton, and Conftableof 

William Malbanck, Ba - 
ron of Wick- Mal- 

David Malpas, Baron of 
Malpas, and Clerk to 
the Earl of Chefter, 

Hamon Maffey, Baron 
of Dunham-Mafiey, 

Warren Vernon, Baron 
of Shipbrook, 

William Venables, Ba- 
ron of Kinderton, 

Robert Stockport, Ba- 
ron of Stockport 3 . 

Befides the Temporal Barons here alluded to, it is alfo probable that the 
Earl of Chefter had an equal number of Spiritual Barons to afiift in his Par- 
liament and Councils, they confided, fays the MS. of two Bifhops and fix 
Abbots, viz. the Bifhop of Chefter; Bifhop of Bangor; Abbot of St. Wer- 
burgh, in Cheller; Abbot of Combermere ; Abbot of Ltanlaw; Abbot of 
Norton; Abbot of Birkhead ; and the Abb', t of Vale-Roya! 4 — In the time 
of K. Edward 1. the counties- of Chefter arid Flihf d'evolvec to the Crown, 
and they have fince been united to the Principality of Wales. 

* Hawarden Caftle, about 5 miles South We of CI eft-er, fituate near the 
fea, and now in ruins; and that of Montalt 01 Mold, fituate in tie Vale of 
Montalt or Mouldes-Vale, 5 miles South of Flint were tlfo \ if.f d'y this 
family. (Pedigree.) 

1 Pennant's Tour in Wales, I. 125. " Butcher's Survey .' Stam- 

ford, p. 2.3. s Pedigree. * Idem. 

MAUDE, Lord De MONTALT. 273 

The ifTue of this Euftace were five Tons, viz. Hugh and 
Roger, fucceffive Barons of Hawardin, who left no ifTue ; 
Radulphus or Ralph, Sewer to the Earl of Chefter ; Ra- 
nulph, who alfo exercifed that office ■ j and Peter, Senef- 
chal of Chefter, of whom we find no ifTue. — Hugh, the 
elder fon (being at that time Steward, and one of the Barons 
to Earl Hugh) gave the lands of Gofetce and Lantrene to 
the Monks of the abbey of Chefter, (at the time of its foun- 
dation) to which grant his brothers, Roger and Ralph, 
were witnefTes ; which Ralph joined his brother in a further 
grant to this abbey, viz. all their right in Loftock, and the 
church of Cotintune, with the glebes and tithes thereunto- 
belonging 2 . 

After the death of Hugh Lupus, Earl Richard, his Ton* 
granted to the church or abbey of St. Werburgh the land 
t)f Wilfricus, to which grant this Ralph was a witnefs 3 . — 
He left ifTue two Tons, Robert, his heir, and Simon, of 
the county of York, alfo a daughter Beatrix, who married 
"William, fon of David Malpas 4 . 

Robert, the elder fon, afTumed the furname of Montalt, Robert. 
from a little hill in the county of Flint, then known by 
this name, but fince corrupted into that of Moulde, and on 
this eminence he erecled the caftle of Montalt 5 . He was a 
witnefs to the grant made to the abbey of Chefter, of the 
lands of Uptwuad, by Ranulph de Gernons, Earl of Chefter, 
and nephew to Earl Hugh 6 ; and after the death of the 
faid Earl, the lands of that great Earldom were for fome 
time in the King's hands ; 6 K. Henry II. we find this* 
Robert de Montalt, one of thofe who accounted to the 
King's Exchequer for the farm of them, and likewife for 
what was then laid out in building the caftle of Chefter 7 . 
This Robert is prefumed to have married Emma, fecond 
daughter of Sir Robert Delaval of Seaton Delaval, Knight, 
by Anna, daughter of Sir Robert D'Arcy, and the ifTue of 
this marriage were five fons, viz. Robert, his heir ; Ralph 
(who granted to the abbey of St. Werburgh the church 
of Nefton, part of the portion of his mother, for the 
health of the fouls of his father and mother, and died with- 
out ifTue by his wife Matilda) ; Matthew, who left a Ton, 
John ; Roger \ and William, who was Parfon of Nefton 19- 
K. Henrv II. 

Vol.' VII. T Robert, 

1 Pedigree. 2 Dugdale's Baronage, f, 55,7. J Pedigree. 

* Id. S Dtigdale. c Pedig. 7 Dugdale. 


Robert. Robert, the eldeft fon, made a grant to the abbey of St. 
Werburgh of the church of St. Marv de Bruer : and bv his 
wife Leucha left iflue three fons, viz. John (who by his 
wife Ellin was father of Elizabeth, who lived 1 2 Edward II. 
and of Sir Adam Montalt, Knt. who, fays the pedigree, was 
very inftrumental in faving the life of K. Henry III. at the 
battle of Evefham*) ; Roger, who continued the line ; and 
Ralph, Parfon of Kirk, in Wyrall, 54 Henry III. 

Roger, Roger . was Senefchal of Chefter, and confirmed to 
Thomas, then Abbot of Chefter, two oxgangs of land in 
the townland of Nefton, with the patronage of the church 
of Nefton, and alfo the towns of Gooftree and Lawton l . — 
In his time there was much hoftility between the Englifh 
and the Welfh ; David, the fon of Lewelyn, Prince of 
Wales, invaded his lands at Montalt •, but on the accord, 
made 25 Henry III. between K. Henry and the faid David, 
amongft other articles then agreed on, one was for the re- 
ftitution of thefe lands of Montalt to the faid Roger.— In 
the year following K. Henry III. made him Governor of 
the Caftle there, in the room of John le Strange, Juftice of 
Chefter-, 28 of that reign, the faid David ap Lewelyn again 
breaking out, this Roger was fent with the Earls of Glou- 
cefter and Hereford to put an end to the rebellion, which 
being effected (with great Slaughter to the Wellh), the King 
made reftitution to Roger of both the caftle and manor of 
Montalt, but with this condition, that he mould, upon 
realbnable fummons, appear before him with the faid David, 
Prince of Wales, and if it then could not be made evident, 
that his grandfather, or father, had wholly quitted their 
claim therein to the father or grandfather of the faid David, 
he, Roger, ihould thenceforth for ever enjoy it quietly. 
Upon which reftitution, the grant formerly made of this 
caftle and manor to K. Henry, was annulled and made 
void. — 3-4 of fame reign, being reputed one of the greateft 
Barons of the realm of England, and being figned with the 
crofs previous to an expedition to the Holy Land, then re- 
folved on by feveral perfons of honour, and divers of the 
Bifnops, in order to affift the King of France againft the 

Infidels ; 

* K. Henry being furrounded, and having received a wound in the fhoul- 
der, was in imminent danger, when he called out, " / am ffehry of Win chefter ^ 
** your Ktng, kill me not." Thefe words being heard by Sir Adam De Mon- 
talt, Knt. he, at the hazard of his life, rufhed in, and covered him from thf. 
iury of the foldiers. (Pedigree.) 

1 Pedigree. 

MAUDE, Lord De MONTALT. 275 

Infidels ; he pa-fTed great part of his woods and revenues, 
which he held at Coventry, in right of his wife, to the 
Monks of that place, in confideration of a large fum of 
money then received from them to fit him for that journey, 
— Some years after this, viz. 42 Henry III. upon another 
infurredtion of the Welch by Lewelyn ap GryfHth, he had 
fummons, amongft others, to attend the King at Chefter, 
on Monday preceding the feaft of St. John Baptift, well 
fitted with horfe and arms, to reftrain their incurfions ; and 
two years after he received command, with others of the 
Barons-Marchers, to repair to thofe parts and there refide, 
for the defence of the country againft the like attempts, but 
in this year he died, and having married Cecilia, fecond 
lifter and coheir to Hugh de Albini, Earl of Arundel, left 
ifTue by her (who furvived him, and had livery of the lands 
of her own inheritance ' ) four fons and two daughters, viz. 
John and Robert, of whom prefently 5 Hugh, whofe line 

ended in a great-grand-daughter Godith, who married — 

Glegg s ; William ; daughter Leucha, married to Philip de 
Orreby, the younger 3 , by whom fhe had Agnes, who mar- 
ried Walkelyne Arderne 4 . 

John, the eldeft fon, married firft Elene, widow of Ro- Joha= 
bert de Stockport 5 , and fecondly, Milicent, daughter of 
William de Cantilupe, and dying without ifTue, 

Robert, his brother, fucceeded 6 , who, by his wife Jo- Robert, 
hanna 7 , had ifTue two fons, Roger and Robert, an4 a 

daughter Ifabella, who married Morley, and by him 

had a fon Robert, who, by inquifition taken 4 Edward III. 
was found heir to his uncle Robert de Montalt s . 

Roger, the eldeft, engaged in that rebellion of the Ba» Roger. 
rons againft the King, 5 1 Henry III. but on returning to 
his duty, and thereupon undertaking to defend the town of 
Cambridge againft fuch Barons as then flood out, he was 
again admitted to favour. — 22 Edward I. we find him in 
the expedition made into Gafcoigne, and in the. following 
year he had a fummons to parliament as a Baron of the 
realm of England. — He married Julien, daughter of Roger 
de Clifford, and dying 25 Edward I. * without ifTue, left his 
brother Robert, then aged 27 years, his heir j which 

T 2 Robert 

* Being then feized of the manors of Framefden and CafUe^BrihYigham ? 
in county of Suffolk ; and Hawarthyn, in county of Flint, held by the fer>» 


1 Dugdale's Earonage, p. 527. * Pedigree. 3 Baronage. 

* Pedigree. 5 See E. of Courtcwn and Dugdale nt antes., c Jdsin. 

X)ugda]e a 7 Pedigree, s Idem, 

2 ~6 MAUDE, Lord De MONTALT. 

Robert. Robert then did homage, and had livery of his lands, and 
the fame year was in the expedition then made into Gafcoigne ; 
26 of that King, we find him in the Scottifh wars ; 29 and 
3 1 of fame King, and 4, 7 and 8 of K. Edward II. he had 
fummons, amongft others, to meet the King at Newcaftle 
upon Tyne, on the AfTumption of the BleiTed Virgin, to 
reftain the incurhcns of the Scots ; 1® Edward II. he was 
in another expedition to Scotland, as he was 19 of that 
King, m the wars of Gafcoigne l . In 1 Edward III. hav- 
ing no hTue by Emma his wife (who furvived him), he paf- 
fed all his eftates *, for want of hTue male by his faid wife, 
to Ifabel, Oueen of England, (mother to K. Edward III.) 
fqr life, remainder to John of Eltham, brother to the King, 
and his heirs for' ever : — and having been fummoned to par- 
liament from 28 Edward I. till 3 Edward III. departed this 
life m fame year, and was buried in the conventual church 
of Sjpuldham, in the county of Norfolk z . 

The elder branch thus becoming extincl, we mall now 

returfi to Simon de Montalt, fecond fon of Ralph, and 

grana^fon of the Norman, who was ftyled of the county of 

York^ and left a fon Richard, which Richard was alfo 

ftyled Lord of Riddlefden-Morton, Potter-Newton, Barna- 

by upon Donne, and other lands ; he had a fon, Simon, 

who was father of feven daughters, the younger of whom, 

Elizabeth, married Robert Pailew, Matter of the Rolls, 

hv£ the faid Simon having no male hTue, and dying, as we 

> prefume, before his father, the aforefaid Richard, gave or 

JRjBger. granted to his coufin Robert Montalt, or rather Roger, the 

lands of Wefu-Riddlefden, in Yorkfhire. — He accordingly 

Thomas. pofleffed himfelf of that eftate, and left a fon Thomas of 

Conftan- Weft-Riddlefden, the father of Conflantine, who married 

tine. a daughter 

vice of Steward.* — Alfo of the moiety of the manor of Lackley, and the 
manors of Wefton and La Lee ; alfo of eight fcore pans of fait in Middle- 
wiche, all in Chefter, and belonging to the Stewardfhip, and a certain liber- 
ty called Twertnyk, which likewife appertained to the Stewardfhip. (Dug- 
dale, 5x7.) 

* Confifting of the caftle, town, and manor of Montalt, the manor of 
Hawardyn and Stewardfhip of Chefter ; the manors of Lee and Bofele, in 
county of Chefter ; the Lordihips of Walton and Trent, in county of Derby ; 
Cheplefmore (near Coventry), in county of Warwick; 107k yearly rent, 
payable from the Monks of Coventry, and their fucceffors; the caftle and 
manor of Kyfting, in county of Norfolk ; the manor of Caffyngland, in 
county of Suffolk ; the manor of Snetefham and Renynghale, with the fourth 
part of the Tolbouthe of Lenne. in county of Norfolk ; Nefton in county of 
Chefter, and Fraunefdon, in county of Suffolk. (Baronage 5x8.) 

1 Baronage, p. 5x7. 2 idem. 528. 


a daughter of Kighley of New-Hall, in that county, 

and had ifTue 

Arthur, his heir, who married a daughter of Laurence Arthur, 
Townley, and by her had Agnes, who married Stephen 
Paflew of Rawdcn, in the county of York ; and a fon and 

Thomas, who took to wife Catharine, daughter of Roger f j 10mas 
Tempeft of Broughton, and had iiTue three Ions and three 
daughters, viz. 

Arthur, living in 1585, who married Jane, daughter of r r \ 
Anthony Eltofts of Farnel, in Craven, Elq. and had ifTue 
four daughters, viz. Agnes (married to John Barftow of 
Norbridge) ; Jane or Ifabel (to Thomas Wade of the parifh 
of Addingham) ; Margaret ; and Mary. 

Thomas, who died without ifTue, and ( 2 ) 

Chriftopher, of whom hereafter. r~\ 

The daughters were, Anne (married to Thomas Hall of 
Shipden) ; Margaret (to Thomas Tempeft of Yellowfome) ; 
and Ifabel, to Robert Bayldon of Bayldon. 

Chriftopher, the younger fon, was father of Thomas ^Chriflo- 
who was living in 1600, and left ifTue a fon Robert of Ryd-pher. 
dlefden and of Rippon, in the county of York, who fold thofe'^omas. 
eftates, came into Ireland, and purchafed others in the 
counties of Kilkenny and Tipperary. — He refided chiefly at 
Dundrum, in the latter of thefe counties, was elected to 
parliament for Iniftioge, in county of Kilkenny, in 1639 s , 
and married Frances, fourth daughter of Sir Chriftopher 
Wandesford, Bart.* He died 21 April, 1685, and his 
wife deceaftng 5 January, 1690, fhe was interred on the 
following day in St. Mary's church, Kilkenny, under a 
handfome monument of veined marble, with this infcrip- 
tion : 

This Monument was erected 

to the memory 

Of the feveral following perfons 

Of the family of Maude, 

Who are interred in this place -, 


Colonel Robert Maude, 


* Sir Chriftopher Wandesford (fon to the firft Baronet) was created Vif- 
count Caftlecomer, and Sir John, the fifth Vifcount, (who had been creat- 
ed Earl of Wandesford) died in 1784, without male ilTue, when thole title? 
became extinct. (See Butler, Vifcount Mountgarret.) 

* Pedigree. 4 Commons Jour. 


Formerly of Rlppon in Yorkfhire, 

Late of Dundrum,* in the county of Tipperary, 

Who died Anno. Dni 1684. * 

Frances his wife, 

(Of the name and houfe of Wandesford) 

Anthony, their only fon, 

And Anne, their youngeft daughter. 

This Lady, 

Who lived unmarried, 

- And died in the 58th year of her age, 

Anno. Dni 1703, 

By her laft will did appoint her executors 

To raife this monument, 

To diftinguifh and adorn 

The burying place of her family, * 

The ifTue of this marriage were two daughters, one of 
whom became the wife of Stephen Wilkes, Efq. and an 
only fon 

Anthony. Anthony, who ferved in parliament for the borough of 
Knocktopher in 1692, and for Camel in 1695 2 ; married 
fir ft in November, 1666, Mary, daughter of Chari- 
ton, Efq. 3 and fecondly, 20 February, 167 1, Alice, eldeft 
daughter of Standiih Hartftonge of Bruff, in the county of 
Limerick, Efq. (after created a Baronet) by her he had iiTue 
Robert, his heir 5 and a daughter Anne, married firft to 
Jerome Ryves, Dean of St. Patrick's (by whom me had a 
daughter Anne, married to the late Thomas Le Hunte, 
Efq. 4 ), and fecondly^ to Sylvefter Crofs, Efq. but by him 
fhe had no ilTue. 
Sir Robert, the only fon, fucceeded at Dundrum, and was 
Robert, chofen to parliament for the borough of Gowran, in the 
1 county of Kilkenny, in 1703, alfo for St. Canice, in the fame 

Baronet. coun ty, i n 17 13; he was re-elected, in 171 £j, for St. Canice, 
and in 1727, was chofen for Bangor s . — 9 May, 170^, he 
was created a Baronet by patent, and in January, 1 7 1 S, 

married Eleanor, daughter and heir to — Cornwallis of 

Acton, in Middlefex, Efq.; he died 4 Auguft, 1750, and 
was interred at St. Anne's, Dublin, having had iffiie five 
fons and three daughters, viz. Anthony and William, who 


* Should be 1585. 
1 Lodge, 1 Edit. III. 200, in title Caftlecomer. 2 Com- 

mons Jour. 3 Deed of her father to Sir J. Temple and others, fet- 

tling lands in the counties of Tippcrary and Cork ; and Lodge's Colled:. 
* Information of S. Hayes, Efq. and fee E. of Egmont. s Com- 

mons Jour* 

MAUDE, Lord De MONTALT. 279 

died young; Robert, baptized 17 October, 1725, died un- 
married 9 December, 1746 ; Sir Thomas, who lueceeded ; 
Cornwallis, of whom hereafter ; daughter Elizabeth, died 
young •, Emma, married 22 October, 175 1, to Major Charlton 
Leighton 5 and Alice, baptized 5 Auguft, 1724, and mar- 
ried to Stephen Moore (fon of Thomas) of Marlefield, in 
Tipperary, Efq. ' 

Sir Thomas, the fecond Baronet, was elected to parlia- Sir 
ment for the county of Tipperary in 1761, and made a Go-Thomas, 
vernor of that county in June, 1770 3 ; was advanced to 2 
the Peerage by privy feal 8 June, 1776, and patent 18 j u iyharonet 
following, by the title of Baron De Montalt of Hovenden, ^ an , 
in the county of Tipperary 3 , and dying 17 May, 1777, tm-^ e ^ 
married, the title of Baron became extinct, but that of ta j t> 
Baronet devolved on his brother 

Sir Cornwallis, who alfo fucceeded to the family eftates ; Sir 
he was baptized 19 September, 1729; was chofeii to parlia- Cornwall 
ment in 1783 for the borough of Rofcomon, and was lis, 
created Baron De Montalt by privy feal at St. James's 4 1 
May, 1785 5 , and patent 29 June fame year 6 . Lord. 

He married firft, 6 Auguft, 1756, Letitia, daughter of 

Vernon of Stanbury-Hall, in the county of W orcefter, 

Efq. and by her (who died; in 1757) had one daughter, Eli- 
zabeth-Letitia- Jane 7 , married to John Vaughan of Golden- 
Grove, in the county of Carmarthen, Efq. * 

He married, fecondly, 10 June, 1766, Mary, daughter 

of Allen of Prior-Park, in the county of Someriet, Efq. 

and by her (who die4 in 1775) had one fon and three 
daughters, viz 

Thomas-Ralph, born 16 April, 1767. r { \ 

Sophia. ( 1 ) 

Mary, who died voung, and (2) 

Emma. 9 (3) 

His Lordfhip married, thirdly, in June, 1777 IO , Anne- 
Ifabella, daughter of the late Thomas Monck, Efq. Coun- 
fellor at Law, and by her hath hTue three fons and fix 
daughters, viz. 

Cornwallis, born 28 March, 1780. (1) 

Robert-William-Henry, born 21 Auguft, 1784. (2) 


1 Lodge, 1 Edit. III. iqq. 2 Commons Jour, and Lodge's 

Collect. 3 R 0tj p at# de A°. 16 Geo. III. 4a. p. f. R. 41- 

5 Signet Office. 6 Rot. de A°. 2.5 . Geo. Ill 5a. 

p. f. R. 15. 7 Ulfter's Office. 8 Letter from his Lordfhip. 

•5 Ulfter's Office. I0 Kis Lordfhip' s Letter. 

28a MAUDE, Lord De MONTALT,, 




Daughter Ifa 








Mary- Anne, 




Titles.] Sir Cornwallis Maude, Baron De Montalt, 
and Baronet. 

Creations.] Baronet 9 May, 1705, 3 O^Anne, and 
B. De Montalt of Hovenden, in county of Tipperary, 29 
June, 1785, 26 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Quarterly, ift and 4th, faphire, a lion ram- 
pant, pearl, 2d and 3d, pearl, three bars, diamond, a lion 
rampant, ruby, both borne by the family. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a lion's gamb, hTuant and erect, 
grafping an oak branch, proper, acorned, topaz. 

Motto.] Virtute securus. 

Seat.] Dundruro, in the county of Tipperary, 81 miles 
from Dublin, 

^>^^^g^^^^^<^<^^ * 


50. JL H I S ancient family derive their defcent from the 
O'Conors, Kings of Conaught, which name they originally 
bore. The O'Conors, Kings of Conaught, were of the 
Clan-Murray race, being defcended from Inrachta, the eldeft 
fon of Murray Mallathan, that is, Murray the Long-headed ; 
a celebrated Prince, who died King of Conaught in the year 
701. The defcendants of this King, for four centuries, 
bore the name of Clan Murray, or Siol Murray, {Clan and 
Siol being fynonymous) with fuch local or perfonal additions 
as were then ufed for the fake of diftinclion ; local, from 


* From a MS. communicated to the Editor. 


the district in which each perfon lived ; perfonal, from forne 
characleriftick quality or mark ; as red, black, lame, bald, 
valiant, hofpitable, and the like. 

When furnames took place in the eleventh century, they 
were eftabiifhed in Conaught under Teig, King of that Pro- 
vince, (fo called from the White Steed on which he rode) 
who affumed the furname of & Conor, in honour of Conor, 
his grandfather ; other families of the Clan Murray race 
followed his example, fome taking their furnames from a 
father, others from a grandfather ; by prefixing the fyllable 
Mac, that is, Son, or O, which fignifies grandfbn. 

One of the defcendants of the houfe of O'Conor, accord- 
ing to fome accounts, being tonfured in honour of St. John, 
was called Maol Eoin, which in a fhort fpace of time was 
corrupted into the prefent name M alone. Maol ftriclly fig- 
nifies bald, and in a figurative fenfe, tonfured, as Eoin does 

Soon after the eftablifhrnent of Chriftianity in Ireland, 
fome out of devotion fhaved the crown of their heads, to 
put them daily in mind of their patron Saint.— Thus we 
Have Malcolm, the tonfured for Saint Cotumh ; Malmaire, 
the tonfured for the Virgin Mary, &c. and fomewhat of a 
fimilar original may be traced among the French and En- 
glifh, in the names of St. John, St. Aubin, St. Leger, St. 
Lawrence, &c 

According to other accounts, one of the O'Conor's def- 
cendants, whofe Chrifiian name was John, having become 
bald-headed, was properly called Maol-Eoin, (pronounced 
O — in) that is, Bald John ; conformably to a cuftom, which, 
it has been already obferved, prevailed very generally in Ire- 
land in former times. The tranfition from Maol Eoin to 
Malone was foon made ; and the latter name became in a 
fhort time the women gentUitium of the family. 

The O'Conors, Kings of Conaught, being generally fuc- 
cefsful in their wars with the Kings of Meath, were enabled, 
in the latter end of the eleventh century, to obtain a valu- 
able fettlement for that branch of their kindred, which 
bore the name of Malone, in that diftrict of the county of 
Weftmeath, which was formerly called Breaghmany, on the 
eaftern fide of the river Shannon, a few miles from 
Athlone, and adjoining to the Termon, or Ecclefiaftical 
Lands of Clonmacnoife ; which was once an £pii copal See, 
but fince 1568 has been annexed to the See of Meath. 
To the Monaflick eftablifhment of Clonmacnoife, of 
which the ruins ftill remain, the family of Malone were 

■ considerable* 


confiderable benefactors, and that many of them preiided 
in the See and the Abbey, the following lift will evince — 
In i ill, Chriftian O'Moeloin, Abbot of Clonmacnoife, 
preiided at a Council held at Ufneach, and in 1127, tne 
Abbot Giollo Chroife O'Moeloin died; in 1153 died Hugh 
O'Malone, a pious, charitable, and benevolent man \ in 
1 j 7 2 died Tigernach O'Moeloin, Abbot and Bifliop of 
Clonmacnoife ; in 1 206 died Cahall O'Malone, Arch- Abbot 
of this Monaftery \ in 1230 died the Abbot Moylemory 
O'Moileoin ; and Hugh O'Malone preiided in the See of 
Clonmacnoife from 1230 to 1236, in which year he died, 
and was buried in the Abbey of St. Mary, at Kilbeggan. 
The laft of this family who preiided as Abbot, died in 
1263 *. The Monaftick lands of Clonmacnoife were, at 
that time, part of the county of Weftmeath, and continued 
to be fo till the ftatute of 3 and 4 Philip and Mary, ch. I. 
by which the King's County was eftabliihed. 

In the Annals of the Four Matters, Gilla-Chrift O'Ma- 
lone, who died A. D. ir 27, as juft now mentioned, is 
obferved to be the Lay Comhorba {Chorepijccpus) of Clon- 
macnoife, and a Chieftain of great wealth ; and he is alfo 
faid to have built the great Tower of that city, a venerable 
monument, which is Handing' entire at this day. From his 
time the family of Malone have continued poiTelTed of the 
lands, where they were originally fettled, a period of more 
than iix hundred years. The ancient family eftate is called 
Ballvnahown, that is, Riverfton, and is fituated five miles 
from the town of Athlone. 

Of thofe who have not engaged in the active fcenes of 
life, little more can be told, than that they were born, that 
they married, and that they died. The materials, how- 
ever, before us, not extending beyond the beginning of the 
reign of Elizabeth, we fhall not attempt to trace the mar- 
riages, or deaths, of the various poiTerTors of the family 
eftate of Bally nahown, antecedent to that period. 

Edmond for fome centuries appears to have been a fa- 
vourite Chriftian name in this family. Palling over the va- 
rious perfons who bore that name in preceding times, we 
ihall begin with 
Edmond. Edmond Malone of Ballynahown, who lived in the reign 
of Elizabeth ; which Edmond, in 1569, married Margaret, 


1 War. Bps. Monaft. Hibern. and Annal FcrUr Matters, 


daughter of Richard Dalton of Miltown, Efq. by whom me 
had iftue one fon 

Edmond, who, in 1599* married firft a daughter of Ednond 

Coghlan, Efq. ; by her he had Edmond, his heir, of whom 
hereafter. His fecond wife was Catherine, daughter of 

■ Pettyt, Efq. ; by her he had one daughter, Mary, 

married to John Dillon, Efq. and a fon John, who married 
Mary, daughter of John Browne of the Meal, Efq. and wi- 
dow of Garret Dillon, Efq. and had two fons and four daugh- 
ters, viz. Edmond; Chriftopher ; Mary (married to Redmond 
Molady, Efq. nephew and coheir to Sir Patrick Molady of 
Robertftown, in the county of Heath, Knt.); Catherine, 
Honora ; and Eleanor. Edmond, the eldeft ion of John, 
who was fettled at Cartrons, in the county of Weftmeath, 
in the neighbourhood of his father, and who died 7 June., 

1736, very aged, married Margaret, daughter of Ga- 

mich, Efq. of Wales ; by whom he had four daughters and 
one fon, John, who died before his father in 1734, leav- 
ing iiTue by Mary, daughter of Francis Cormick, Efq. 
Francis and Michael, who both died unmarried j Lettice, 
Margaret ; and Marcella. 

We now return to Edmond, the eldeft. fon of Edmond* e^q^ 
by the daughter of — — Coghlan ; he married in 1 6 1 7 a 
daughter of — — — Bryan, Efq. by whom he had ifilie a ion 
and heir Edmond, who, in 1644, married a daughter ot Edmond. 
— — Fox of Kilcourfy, Efq. and by her he had two ions, 
Edmond, from whom the prefent pofieiibr of Ballynahown 
derives his defcent \ and Anthony, anceftor to Lord bun- 

Edmond, the eldeft fon, in 1674, married Anne, daughter Familv of 
of Thomas L'Eftrange of Moyftown, in the King's County, Bally na- 
Efq. by whom he had iiTue one daughter, Mary, married howa. 
to Anthony Daly, Efq. ; and three ions, viz, Richard, his 
heir ; Henry (of Litter, in the King's county, where be died 
in 1739, having entered into the army, he obtained the 
command of a company of foot ; he married, about the 
year 1718, Margaret, daughter of — ~ L'Eftrange of Moy- 
ftown, in the King's County, Efq. and bv her he left two 
daughters, coheireiTes ; Anne, who married Richard Ma- 
lone, Efq. many years member of parliament for the bo- 
rough of Fore, and his Majefty's fecond Serjeant at Law; 
and Elizabeth, who married Henry L'Eftrange, of Moyftown 
in the King's County, Efq.) ; and Anthony, the youngcit 
fon, who married Bridget, daughter of Henry Talbot, Efq. 
by whom he had two fons, Richard, married to Mary? 



daughter and coheir to Achefon Moore of Ravella, in the 
county of Tyrone, Efq. and relict of Roger Palmer, Efq. 
by whom he had no iffue ; and Edmond, late Major in the 
47 regiment of foot, who by Mary, eldeft daughter of Ri- 
chard M alone, Efq. deceafed, and Widow of John O'Conor 
of Mount Pleafant, in the King's county, Efq. had two 
daughters, Elizabeth, married to Henry Sneyd of Stafford- 
shire, Efq. •, Maria, unmarried j and one fon, Anthony, 
who died in 1787. 

Richard Malone, who fucceeded at Ballynahown, mar- 
ried,, in 1707, Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Crofoy, Ba- 
ronet, by whom he had three daughters, Elizabeth, mar- 
ried to Robert Holmes of Peterfield, in the county of Tip- 
perary, Efq. by whom me had one fon, Peter Holmes, Efq. 
member for the borough of Banagher, in the King's Coun- 
ty \ Mary, who is now living and unmarried , and , 

who married the Rev. Mr* Scholes, in the county of Der- 
by ; he had alfo five fons, viz. Edmond, his heir 5 Henry : 
Thomas and David, both died unmarried \ and Anthony, 

who entered into holy orders, married a daughter of 

Hyanton, and had iffue two fons, George, who died 
abroad ; and Edmond, who married a daughter of Henry 
White, Efq. by whom he has iffue. 

Edmond, the eldeit fon of Richard, for many years re- 
presented the borough of Ardfert in parliament. In 1734, 
he married Ruth, daughter of John Judge of Gageborough ? 
in the county of Weftmeath, Efq. but dying in 1758, 
without iffue, his eftate devolved on his nephew Edmond, 
the only fon of his fecond brother Henry, by Anne, daugh- 
ter of Maryglafs Jones, Efq. which Edmond, in 1774, 
married his coufin Mary, eldeft daughter of John O'Conor 
of Mount Pleafant, in the King's County, Efq. by whom 
he has three fons and two daughters, now living. 

Anthony We now return to Anthony Malone, the fecond fon of 
the fourth Edmond before-mentioned, from whom, as we 
have already faid, that branch of this family, which has 
been lately ennobled, is defcended, which Anthony, in or 
about the year 1673, married Mary, eldeft daughter of John 
Reily of Lifmore, in the county of Cavan, Efq. by Mary, 
daughter of Lucas Dillon, fecond fon of James, the firft 
Earl of Rofcomon, by this Lady he had iffue one fon 

Richard. Richard Malone of Baronfton, in the county of Weft- 
meath, Efq. who was born in 1674. — This very diftinguifh- 
td perfon» while he was yet a ftudent at the Temple, was 



employed, by tlie mtereft of his early friend Ruvigny Lord 
Galway, as a negotiator in Holland, and managed the bufi- 
nefs committed to his charge fo fucceisfully, that on his re- 
turn to England, K. William expreffed himfelf highly fatis- 
fied with his conduct, and honoured him with a fubltantial 
mark of his favour. He was called to the Irifh bar, about 
the year 1700, and was one of the moll: eminent Barriiters 
that have ever appeared in Ireland, no one of his own time 
coming into competition with him, except his fon Anthony, 
who was thought by many to have furpafTed him. 

It is much to be regretted, that very imperfect accounts 
have been handed down to us of many perfons, who, in 
their own times, have been eminently diftinguifhed. The 
fame of many celebrated Orators and Advocates, unlefs 
they are alio Writers, often expires with the breath by 
which it was created ; or, at raoft, lives only in the fading 
memories of their contemporaries, and when they too perifh 3 
is heard of no more; while the more permanent monu- 
ments of almoft every other kind of excellence continue for 
ever the admiration of mankind, unimpaired by the lapfe of 
<ime, and the ravages of decay. Even of thofe Orators, of 
whofe elocution we have fome flight remains, who do not 
wifh, that their cotemporaries had recorded more particu- 
lars than have come down to us ? Who would not be gra- 
tified by a minute account of the early hiftory, the gradual 
attainments, the perlbn, voice, peculiarity of manner, and 
appropriated powers of Coke, Bacon, Lord Strafford, Lord 
Digby, Lord Nottingham, Lord Sommers, Lord Bolingbroke, 
Mr. Pulteney, and Sir Robert Walpole ? — If fuch particu- 
lars are unworthy of the page of hiftory, yet, from the 
collectors of anecdotes, and the writers of memoirs, we 
might furely expect them ; but here alfo, we are too fre- 
quently difappointed. It was our wifh to have given fuch 
an account of the great Lawyer of whom we now fpeak, as 
well as of his eldeft fon, as might have tranfmitted to pofte- 
rity, at leaft faint refemblances of thefe two extraordinary 
men, but our materials for the former are fo fcanty, that 
we mull: content ourfelves with a mere out -line, without 
aiming at any thing like a portrait. 

Richard Malone is faid to have fomewhat refembled the 
late Sir Robert Walpole ; but was handfomer and better 
made than that eminent Statefman. His perfon and de- 
portment were graceful and engaging ; his countenance was 
placid, yet expreilive, and his voice ltrong and fweet. In 
every caufe in which he was engaged^ he was fo ftrenuous 



and ardent, that when he was defeated, his clients acquiefc 
ced without murmuring, from a conviction that nothing 
was loft for want of ability or exertion. 

In ftating cafes, he peculiarly excelled, and was no lefs 
happy in his addreffes to juries, whofe paiiions he could at 
all times wind to his purpofe. His knowledge in the moft 
fubtle and profound parts of the law, and his accuracy in 
drawing pleadings, both in law and equity, were equal to 
his elocution, which was of the firft rate. Thus endowed 
and accomplished, he continued in poiTeilion of full bufi- 
nefs at the bar, and at the head of his profeihon, till De- 
cember, 1744? and died of the gout in his ftomach, after a 
few days illneis, 6 January, 1744-5. On 20 April, 1698, he 
married Marcella, one of the daughters of Redmond Mo- 
lady, Efq. by Mary, lifter to Edmond, and daughter of 
John Malone of Cartrons, herein already mentioned ; and 
had four fons, who were all called to the bar, and practifed 
at the fame time with their father (a circumftance probably 
unparalleled in the annals of Weftminfter-Hall, or the 
Four-Courts) -, and four daughters, viz. Mary, the eldeft, 
(who was born 21 July, 1699, married Theobald Dillon, • 
Efq. by whom me left only one daughter, Mary, married 
to Laurence Cruife "of Cruifeftown, in the county of Meath, 
Efq. who died in the year 1756, leaving by the faid Mary 
feveral children) ; Margaret (born 5 April, 1702, married 
John Huffey, Efq. by whom fhe had one daughter, who 
died without iffue) ; Marcella (who was born 15 June, 
1705, married her kinfman John Reily, Efq. and died in 
1729, fhortly after being .delivered of twins, who died foon 
after their mother) •, and Jane who was born 3 May, 1 7 1 2 5 
and died in 1756, unmarried: the fons were 

(1) Anthony and 

(2) Edmond, of whom hereafter. 

(3) Richard, the third fon, was born 1 3 November, i 706. 
He was called to the bar in 1730, and in 1741, was chofen a 
burgefs in parliament for the borough of Fore, which he repre- 
fented till his death. In 1 750, he was appointed his Majefty's 
fecond Serjeant at Law, and died in July, 1759, leaving, 
by his fecond couun Anne, whom he married in 1736, eld- 
eft daughter and coheir to Henry Malone of Litter, in the 
King's county, Efq. four fons, Henry, his heir ; Richard ; 
Anthony 5 and John, who died foon after his father ; and 
four daughters, Mary (who died in 1787, married in 1753, 
as has been already mentioned, John O'Conor of Mount 
Pleafant^ in the King's County. Efq. by whom fhe had 


four fons, Maurice, Richard, John, and Henry ; and four 
daughters, Mary, married to her coufin Edmond M alone of 
Ballynahown, Efq. ; Frances, married to Philip Stepney, 
Efq. ; Anne ; and Jane, unmarried) •, Anne ; Jane ; and 
Frances. — Henry, the eldeft fon, in 1 765 married Ca- 
therine, one of the daughters of Richard Plunket, Efq. by 
whom he has ilTue one fon, Richard ; and two daughters, 
Alice and Catherine. 

John, born 12 February, 1708, died at BrufTels in 1753, (4} 

Anthony, the eldeft fon, was born 5 December, 1700, 
about the year 1720, he was admitted a Gentleman Com- 
moner of Chrift-Church College in Oxford ; from whence, 
after flaying two years in the Univerlity, he removed to the 
Middle Temple. He was called to the Irifh bar in May, 
172-6, at which time Mr. Weft prefided in the court of 
Chancery, and continued to practife at the bar for fifty 
years, the brighter!: ornament of his profeflion. A new 
parliament being fummoned on the death of K. George I. 
he was, in 1727, elected reprefentative for the county of 
Weftmeath, which he continued to reprefent till the death 
of George II. in 1760. In 1768, he was again chofen for 
the fame county, and fat for it till the time of his death. — ■ 
In 1733, he married Rofe, one of the daughters of Sir 
Ralph Gore, Baronet, and Speaker of the rjoufe of Com- 
mons, who died without kTue 22 April, 17^73. ^ n I 74°> 
he was appointed his Majefty's Prime Serjeant at Law, 
which office he held till January, 1754, when he was dii- 
miffed from it, in confequence of his having taken an active 
part in the Hcufe of Commons in fupport of their right to 
difpofe, without the previous confent of the Crown, of money 
already raifed by act of parliament and unappropriated. In 
1757, he was conftituted Chancellor of the Exchequer in 
Ireland, from which office, after having filled it with con- 
fummate ability for more than two years, (during which time 
he regularly attended the Court, and decided all equity 
caufes) he was removed in 1760, on which he again al- 
fumed his Barriiier's gown, and was fcon afterwards ho- 
noured with a feat in the Privy Council, and a patent of 
pre-audience at the bar before any of the legal fervants of 
the Crown \ a precedency, as was juftly obferved at the 
time, which nature had given him before, and which the 
King could not take from him. He continued in poffemon 
of as much bufinefs as any Barrifter had in Ireland, to the 
week preceding his death, which happened on 8 May, 


17 76*, after an ilinefs of eight days. — His frame, which was 
of the ftrongefr. kind, promifed a longer life \ kind nature, 
in his cafe, feemed to be overpowered at once, and all the 
parts of the machine to fail together ; for the phyficians 
who attended him were not able to afcertain of what parti- 

: cular malady he died. 

The lingular modeity, diimterefrednefs, and integrity of 

I this accornplifhed Orator, added fuch a grace and luftre to 
his confummate abilities, that it was impoffible not to love 
and refpect, as well as admire him. His perfon was large, 
and even robuft *, "toa benign and dignified fpeech (to ufe 
the words of a very elegant contemporary writer) " and an 
addrefs both conciliating and authoritative, did he join the 
cleareft head that ever conceived, and the fweeteft tongue, 
that ever uttered the fuggeftions of wifdom." That he was 
not appointed to the high office of Lord Chancellor, may 
be eftimated, without any difrefpect to the noble and able 
perfbns who held the feals during his time, as a confider- 
able lofs to his country, fince he feems to have been born 
:£or that important and difficult fcation, and executed the 
^office of Chanceller of the Exchequer, while he fat in that 
•court, with unparalleled ability. There was not a tingle ap- 
peal from his deciflons \ which were enforced with fuch 
Strength and perfpicuity, that even thofe to whom they were 
unfavourable, were almoft compelled to acknowledge the 
juftice of his decrees. When he was divefted of that office, 
Jie returned, as we have already faid, to his practice at the 
bar, and Inch was the high and general opinion of his abi- 
lities, that in two days after his re-afTuming his Barrister's 
gown, he received near one thoufand guineas in retaining 

The profeuion in which he was engaged, and of which 
Jhe had the profoundeit knowledge, was peculiarly calculat- 
ed to difplay the foimdneis of his judgment, and the ferti- 
lity of his invention. The clearnefs and Strength of his 
•conceptions, and the fimple and perfpicuous method in, 
■which he arranged the inoft complicated Subjects, made 
■conviction appear the natural and necefTary refult of his elo- 
quence ; in fo much, that when he fpoke on the fide of 
truth and jufcice, and addrefled an able and upright Judge, 
he ufuaily fwayed and decided his opinion by a luminous 
Statement of the queftion in difpute \ which he afterwards 
enforced by accumulated arguments, urged with fuch weight, 
and placed in fuch various lights, that they feldom failed to 
force conviction on the floweft apprehenfions, and the moft 



unwilling minds. If he could be faid to have had any de- 
fect as an Advocate, it refulted from that integrity of un- 
derftanding which formed the bafis of his character as a 
Lawyer and a Judge. He was never perplexed with fubtil- 
4y himfelf, and was unwilling, we had almoft faid, unable, 
to perplex and miflead others. His irrefutable power of 
perfuaflon feemed therefore, in fome meafure, to -defert him 
when his duty to his client called upon him to enforce doc- 
trines which the rectitude of his judgment had already 
condemned. Yet to this circumftance it was perhaps ow- 
ing, that he kept his difcernment untainted by the indifcri- 
minate defence of right and wrong, and his faculties unim- 
paired to the laft, and did never meet with the fate of many 
of the fame profeflion, who begin with a dexterity in con- 
Founding others, and in confufing themfelves ; when en- 
gaged, however, on the wrong fide of the queftion, he urg- 
ed all the topicks which ingenuity could furnifh, but with 
fomewhat lefs warmth than ufually accompanied his plead- 
ing, and he frequently, in fuch cafes, retired from the 
court in which he had thus fpoken, to one of the other 
courts, which was confidered by his clients as a fatal fymp- 
torn for the caiife. 

During his early attendance at the bar, he practifed ac- 
cording to the mode of this country in all the courts ; but 
for the laft thirty years, he confined himfelf chiefly to the 
two courts of equity. 

His ftyle was a perfect model for the eloquence of the 
bar; always adequate, and never fuperior to his fubject. 
He feemed ftudioufly to avoid, as hurtful to his purpofe, all 
ardentia verba, all ornaments of language, and all flowers of 
rhetorick ; fo that the force of his fpeech refulted rather 
from the general weight, energy, and excellence of the 
whole, than the fplendour of particular parts. All was 
clear and flowing, fimpie, yet impreflive ; and fuch was the 
comprehenflon of his mind, and the accuracy of his ex- 
preflion, fo perfpicuous his arrangement, and fo numerous 
his arguments, that when he ceafed to fpeak, the fubject 
appeared utterly exhaufted ; there was nothing omitted, 
nothing fuperfluous, and to add to his fpeech, or to confute 
it, feemed equally impofiible. 

Even the lefs fplendid qualities and petty habits of this 
extraordinary man, may be not unworthy of being record- 
ed; his memory was fo tenacious, that there was fcarcely a 
caufe in which he had been engaged during half a centu- 
ry, of which he could not give a fatisfactory account, when- 

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ever a reference was made to it at the bar, though he never 
took notes of cafes, and no reports of the determinations 
made by the Judges in his time were printed ; he liftened 
with unremitted attention to every fpeaker in parliament, 
and every Advocate at the bar, and had formed a decided 
opinion of their refpective abilities ; his hand-writing was 
uncommonly neat, but he wrote fo flowly, that the noting 
or abridging a fingle brief, appeared to be a fufHcient em- 
ployment for feveral hours ; however, he contrived every 
evening to find time to note all his briefs very cor- 
rectly and fully before he retired to reft, making it a rule, 
never to do any bufinefs in the morning before he went to 
the Four Courts ; he never Committed to paper a fingle fen- 
tence that he fpoke either at the bar or in parliament, nor 
was it his cuftom to fet down the heads of his arguments ; 
when his briefs were abridged, he confidered his labour 
over ; for his {lores of equity (in which his practice chiefly 
lav) were fuch, that he feldom had occaflon to confult his 
books. He however informed the writer of this imperfect 
account, that he often lay awake for feveral hours, revolv- 
ing the caules to which he was to fpeak on the following 

When we confider the eminence to which he attained in 
his profeffion, we are tempted to think, that he was intend- 
ed by nature for that courfe of life, into which fortune had 
thrown him. — Yet it is not to be fuppofed, that his tranf- 
cendent talents could have fuffered him to occupy an infe- 
rior rank in any age or nation, in which the rights of man- 
kind were underftood, or pre-eminence of underftanding re- 

His gentle and placid temper gave an habitual compla- 
cency to his countenance, which, when he addreffed thofe 
with whom he was acquainted, wore a very gracious fmile. 
—He feemed incapable of faying or doing any thing with- 
out a certain grace and felicity accompanying his words and 
actions. — On no occafion, in private life, was he ever known 
to be difcompofed by flight inconveniencies or untoward 
accidents, nor did he in publick ever appear in the fmalleft 
degree rufHed, unlefs he was provoked by obftinate and pe- 
tulant folly, which fometimes fo far overcame his compo- 
sure, as to extort from him a reprimand, delivered with 
feme warmth, but never with any thing like afperity or vi- 

There are many yet living, who remember, with what 
perfect knowledge of the fubject, with what dignity, ftrength 



and authority, he fpoke in parliament, during the great 
conteft between Sir Robert Walpole and Mr. Pulteney. 
Mr. Malone's high reputation as an Orator and a Statefman 
having reaching England, it was in agitation to bring him 
into the Englifh Houfe of Commons to oppofe the Mini- 
ster : but fuch a propofal could hold out no temptation to a 
man who was poiTerTed of decidedly the firft rank, and the 
higheft reputation in his own country ; a country to which, 
all his life, he had a very ftrong attachment. In the firhV 
ftage of his political carreer, he fpoke in parliament with 
more ardour and vehemence than accompanied his fpeeches 
during his latter years. Having found, by obfervation and 
experience, that in all the contefts between Ireland and 
England, Ireland was finally the fufferer, he thought it moil 
prudent (as he has more than once objerved to the Writer of 
this account) to make the beft compromife that could be 
made with our more powerful neighbours ; and on all great 
occafions to conciliate rather than exafperate. He did not 
live to fee the extraordinary conjuncture of affairs, which, 
enabled Ireland to afTume a firmer tone. From the time of 
the prefent King's acceffion to the throne, he generally, 
though unplaced and unpenfioned, fupported the meafures 
of government ; yet fuch was the delicacy of his feelings, 
and fo cautious was he, left his public conduct mould be 
afcribed to interefted motives, that no man of his abilities 
and weight ever obtained fo few favours, either for himfelf 
or others, from thofe who had the adminiftration of affairs. 
He declined the acceptance of fuch favours for himfelf, and 
foliciting them for others, though his folicitation un- 
queftionably would have been fuccefsful, becaufe he feared 
fuch an intercourfe might give an improper bias to his mind, 
and not leave him fo free as he wiihed to be, to oppofe the 
meafures of government when he thought them wrong. — ■ 
On many great occafions, therefore, did he fuccefsfully op- 
pofe, in the Privy Council, meafures which he confidered 
prejudicial to Ireland and unjuftinable ; chooung rather to 
benefit his country, by baneful projects while yet 
in agitation, than to fnatch at a fleeting popularity, by op- 
poling them when matured and fubmitted to the delibera- 
tion of parliament ; and fatisned with the confcioufnefs of 
that difinterefted integrity and rectitude of conduct, which 
uniformly regulated every action of his life. 

Such was Anthony Malone, the perfect delineation of 
whofe great and admirable qualities would require more 
room than in a work of this nature can be allotted to an 

U 2 individual 


individual. However, even this Iketch, it is hoped, may 
convey to pofterity fome faint notion of this celebrated 
Oratory who, to ufe the words of an ingenious writer of 
the 3 aft age ', was one of thofe extraordinary men who have 
fcarcely ever been equalled, and who, for the benefit of 
mankind, ought to be immortal. " 
Edmond. Edmond a the fecond fon of Richard, was born 16 April, 
1 7 ©4, He was called to the Englim bar in 1730, and con- 
tinued to. practice there till the year 1 740, when he remov** 
ed with his family to IrelanVL He was called to the Irifti 
bar 8 November, 1740, and in 17 5 2 was chofen a burgefs 
in parliament for the borough of Aikeyton, which he con- 
tinued to reprefent till the death of the King in 1760. In 
the firft parliament of the prefent reigii, lie reprefented the 
borough of Granard, in the county of Longford. In Ja- 
nuary, i 74^-65 he obtained a King's Councils gown, which 
he reilgned in 1754, on his elder brother's being removed 
from the office of Prime Serjeant. In-October, 1759, he 
was appointed his Majefty's fecond Serjeant at Law, in the 
room of his deceafed brother Richard; and 13 January, 
1766, was, by letters patent, conftituted one of the Judges 
of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland, which office he 
filled till his death. On 26 May, 1736, he married Ca- 
therine, only daughter and heir to Benjamin Collier of 
Ruckholts, in the county of EfTex, Efq. by Catherine, one 
of the daughters of Robert Knight, Efq. whofe grandfori 
Robert was, in 1 746, advanced to the Peerage of Ireland, 
by the title of Baron Luxborough; and in 1762, was creat- 
ed Earl of Catherlogh, in this kingdom. Pie dying in 1772,' 
without iffiue by his wife, Henrietta, lifter to Henry Vif- 
count Bolingbroke, the titles became extinct. — He died 22 
April, 1774, having had ifTue by his faid wife four fons^ 
viz. Richard ; Edmond ; Anthony, and Benjamin, who 
died in their infancy ; and two daughters, Henrietta and 
Richard, Richard, the eldeft fon, and prefent Lord Sunderlin, in 
Lord 1768 was chofen to reprefent the borough of Granard in 
.ounderliri. parliament, which place he continued to reprefent till 1776. 
In 1782 he was returned for the county of Weftmeath, and 
for the borough of Banagher, in the King's County ; and 
in 1785^ his Majefty was pleafed to create him a Peer of 
this realm, purfuant to privy iignet at St. James's 6 May, 

1 Eohours. 


1785 % and patent 2 at Dublin 30 June following, and his 
Lordfhip had his introduction tc the Houie of Peers on the 
fame day 3 , by the title of Lord Earon Sunderlin cf Lake Sun- 
derlin, in the county of Weftmeath. In 1778 he married 
Philippa, eldeft daughter of Godolphin Rooper of Great 
Berkhampfted, in the county of Herts, Efq. by Mary- Anne, 

daughter of ■ Harris, Efq. but his Lordfhip has no 


Title.] Richard Malone, Lord Baron Sunderlin of 
Lake Sunderlin, in the county of Weftmeath. 

Creation.] So created 30 June, 1785? 25 Geo. HI. 

Arms.] Quarterly, ift and 4th ruby, a lion rampant, 
between three mullets, pearl ; 2d and 3d pearl, on a che- 
veron faphire, between three demi unicorns, ruby, as many 
acorns, topaz. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a man in complete armour, 
holding in his dexter hand a lance, and on his finifter arm 
a ihield, all proper. 

Supporters.] The dexter an unicorn, the finifter a 
pegafus, both ducaliy collared and chained, faphire. 

Motto.] Fidelis ad urnam, 

Seat. Baronfton, in the county of Weftmeath, 47 
miles from Dublin. 

* Signet Office. " Pat. de A°. 25 Geo. III. 5. p. f. R. 49* 

3 Lords Journals, V, 631. 

Vol. VIL-— ■ ^-Corrections and Additions. 

Page 54, no t e i' me 5, rea d Onaght, otherwife Onaght 0'Donogho-More„ 
/. 67, Ti.l. a,, read a penfion of 400I. p, 71. /. 2. his Lordfhip married fe- 
ccndly 12 April 1787 Elizabeth, filler to George Marquefs of Buckingham, 
and Earl Nugent, and has iffue. n. I. antepenult, read John-Proby who died in 
January 1788. p. 82,/. 18, read Margaret married 11 April 1788, to Lam- 
bert-Theodore Walpole, nephew to Lord Walpole. p. 102, /. 27, read 
Owen Griffith, p. 185, dele I. 3 and add born 4 October 1703, who died 
young j and Roger, who fucceeded, and deceafed 30 March 1 747, leaving 
by his wife Eleanora, two ions and two daughters, viz. Richard ; Roger ; 
Catharine ; and Mary ; Richard, the eldeft, fucceeded at Dollardftown, 
was chofen to parliament for the borough of Killibeggs; 22 Augufl 1761, 
he married Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Hall of Strangford, in the coun- 
ty of Down, Efq. and has iffue. p. 200, /. 3, after Efq. add had a fon 
born in February 1788. He is rector and vicar of Callan in the diocefs of 
Offory. p. 257, /. 35, for Ralph read William, p. Z%o,add Supporters.] 
Two lions, each charged on the ihoulder with a croflet fitchy. [Motto* 
for Virtute Securus read De Monte alto. 

The Binder is defred to obferve the follotving Directions i 

Vol. I 1 ft, The Title. 2d, The Infcription. 3d, Subscribers. 4tb 5 
Preface and Advertifement. 5th, Lift of Peers ; and 6tb 3 
Plates, which immedizttely precede the Work. — Page 223, 
a Cancel. 

Vol. II. Pages 69, 319, 32l,3*3> 3*5, 3*7> 3*9, and 331, Cancels; after 
which follows Page 333, alfo 333 a Duplicate, and 335. 

Vol. III. Pages 67, 315, 317, 323, 325, and 363, Cancels, 

Vol. IV. Page I, a Cancel. 

Vol. V. Page 53, a Cancel. 

Vol. VI. Pages 81 and 221 Cancels. 

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AaRON Gwyllimap, 9$. 
Abercorn, Earl, 218. 
Aberdeen, Earl, 179. 
Abyn, Sir Edward, 8r. 
Adams, William, 97, 99. 
Adder ley, Thomas, 265. 
Airly, E. James, 117. 
Alcock, William, 51, 268. 
Ale worthy, John, 237. 
Allen, Edward, 68. 
— — , Vifcount John, 70, 
, V. Jofhua, 70. 

, Patrick, 263. 

-, Thomas, 155. 

Alleftree, Thomas, 100. 
Aloone, Lord, 44. 
Amcoats, John, 233. 

Amphlett, , 81. 

, Jofeph, 143. 

Anandale, E.John, 178. 
Anderfon, Sir Richard, 6", 

Andrews, John, 176. 
Anglefey, E.James, 84. 
Antrim, Earl, 111, 115. 
Antwifel, Sir John, 1. 
Apfiey, William, 52. 
Archer^ John, 239. 
Arden, Lord, 86. 

Argyll, E.Colin, 113. 

, William, Bifhop, 178. 

Arthur, John, 164. 
Arundel, E. Hugh de AlbU 

ni, 275. 

, John, 13 k 

— , Renefred, 131. 

Afgill, John, 57. 
Afhby, Thomas, 3. 
Afhe, Jofeph, 257. 
Afhton, John, 2. 
Aftley, Sir Edward, 234* 
Afton, Sir John, 105. 

, Sir Thomas, 131. 
Audley, Lord, 16, 234. 
Aungier, Sir Francis, 780 

— , John, 78. 

Auften, Sir Robert, 28. 
Auton, George, 233. 
Aylefbury, Earl, 36. 

, Sir Thomas, 42. 

Aylmer, Andrew, 48, 50, 

58, 63. . 

, Anthony, 47, 48, 

, Bartholomew, 44, 47 , 

48, 59, 6f, 62. 

, Charles, 48. 

■, Chriftopher, 61, 62* 

Aylmer, Edward, 46. 
— — 1 Family, 44 




D £ 

Aylmer, Frederick, 67. 
— — , Frederick-William, 


-, George, 45, 46, «. 

47> 48, 5°> 5 J > 5 6 > ** 

-, Gerald, 45, 56, 51, 

54, 6r, 62. 

-, Henry, 65, 67. 

-, James, 47, 48, 49, 

55> 6l 

-, John, 44, 47, 48, 

63, 66. 

— , Laurence, 61. 

, Lucas, 59. 

-, Matthew, 48, 61 y 

62, 64, 6^, -66, 67. 
, Michael, 51, 52, 

Ayfcough, George-Frederick^ 


Bacon, Sir Nicholas, 52. 
Bagenal, Sir Henry, 257. 

-5 », Sir Nicholas, 254° 

, Nicholas, 258. 

Baker, Daniel, 202, 206, 

, Family, 206. 

, Hugh, 163. 

, John, 206. 

, James, 206. 

, Thomas, 167* 

-, Nicholas, 61. 

-, Peter-Juftin, 59. 

-, Philip, 66. 

~, Patrick, 63. 

-, Richard, 44, 45> 

46, 47> 48, S°> 54> 61. 
— y Robert, 48, 6 J, 


y Samuel, 206. 

■ , William, 162, 164* 

Ball, Thomas, 233. 
Ballard, Martin, 175. 
Balrath, Family, 62. 

, Baron, 66 f 67. 

Baltinglafs, Lord, 58. 
Banbury, Earl, 8. 
Bannerman, Sir Alexander, 


-, Thomas, 45, 47, Bardolph, Lord, 72. 

48, 49, 50, 58, 61. 

— , Valentine, 50. 

, Whit worth, 67. 

~, Lord, 44, S9> 

62, 66y 67, 146. 

-, Sir Andrew, 46, 49, 

50, 58, 64 

Barker, William, 161. 
Barnack, Walter, 2. 
Barnewall, Lord, 37. 
, Sir Chriftopher, 46, 

-, Matthias, 46. 
-, Sir Patrick, 49. 


-, Sir Chriftopher, 64. Barneby, William, 134. 
■, Sir Fitz-Gerald, 58. Barnes, Richard, 2. 

Barners, Richard, 2. 

Barrington, Alexander, 256. 

Barrymore, Earl, 190. 

Barret, Richard-Lennard, 

Barfton, John, 277* 


— , Sir Gerald, 44, 57, 

58, 59, 62, 63, 64. 

, Sir John, 64. 

, Sir Juftin, 59, 63. 

-, Sir Matthew, 63, 

Ayfcough, Francis, 146. 

I N D 



Barton, William 


Bafket, John 
BafTett, William 
Bateman, John 
Bath, Earl of 
Bathe, Bartholomew 



Batt, William 
Bealing, John 
Beale, Sir John 
Beaumont, Roger de 
Beard, Thomas 
Beare, Dan. O'Sullivan 
Beaudefert, Lord 
Beaulieu, Lord 
Beauchamp, John 
— . Vifcount 






50, 64 



19, 20, 22, 

Bedford, Duke of 
Earl of 

Bedlow, Patrick 
Belaguier, John 
Bellamont, Earl of 
Bellew, Lord 



Belmore, Lord 
Belvidere, Earl of 
Benham, William 
Bennet, Anthony 
Benfon, Bowes 
— George 






36, 38 





Bentley, Henry 


Berkeley, Henry 





J 93 












Vol. VII, 



Sir Maurice 232,, 


Sir Erancis 






Beresford, Michael 
Bernard, James 
Bertie, Montague 
Beiborough, Earl of 

246, 267 
Beyft, William 174 

Biddulph, Sir Theophilus 


Billingley, William 
Bingham, Family of 

. John 


— — — Gregory . 

— — —- — Auguftin 

■ William 


m ■ Robert ib. 


Sir George 

' Sir Charles 

Sir Henry 
Sir John 

Birch, Chief Baron 
Birt, Thomas 
Bifcoe, Vincent 
BifTet, Lord 
Bithel, James 
Blacdown, Thomas 
Blackwood, Sir Robert 
Blair, John 
Bland, John , 

Blake, Sir Francis 
Blaney, Lord Edward 


— — Thomas 















Blount, George 


Blundell, Robert 









I N D E 

Blundett, Sir Francis 
Blunt, Simon 
Bodmin, Lord John 
Bodvilie, Hugh 


Sir John 

Bohun, Humphrey de 
Bolingbroke, Lord 
BoIIes, Sir Robert 
Bolton, Edward 

— "Nicholas 

, ,', . 1 1 . ■ Richard 

— ■■ Robert 

Bond, Richard 
Bonfoy, Hugh 
Bonnd, John 
Borrowes, Sir Walter 
Bof-wick, Arthur 
Eotreaux, John 
Boucher, Thomas 
Boughton, Shuckfbrd 
Bcurke, Ldmond 
Bcwes, Sir Georg-e 

U^-—; Sir Ralph 
Sir Toby 

















23 1 » 



Bovd, Highgate 266 

—_- Thomas 261, "-62 
— — William Lord 262 

Brittas, Lord . 222 
Brockbury, Simon 1 5 
Brooke, Earl 91 
-^-a— — Humphry 4, 239- 
Bromley, Sir Thomas 136 
Browne, George 64, 97 
._ John $s, 

Boyle, John 
— . — Henry 
— «■**— Roger 







- — Thomas 

55 5^ 


55, 5-6 
5^ 57 

53. 54, 

56, 5? 

■ ■ Sir George 106 

Sir Hugh 169 

Sir John 52, 53, 

*- Sir Nicholas 52 ? 

53 56, 57 
^s^a — «. Sir Thomas 52 

57, 139 
— *■ Sir Valentine 49 , 

50, 51, 52, 56, 57 
Brownlow, Sir John 4, 23^ 



Braidfhaigh, Sir Robert 237 

Brecon, Lord 96 

Breedon, John 48 

_ Thomas if. 

Brereton, Sir William 81 

Brett, Robert 3 

_ Thomas ib- 

William ib. 

Bridgewater, Duke of 146 

Briftol, John, Earl of 84 

_^ — John Earl ef 150 

Bruce, Charles 


Bryyn, Sir John 
Bryan, Fierce 




:•; " > — James 
— — Patrick 










Buckingham, Duke of 65, 

84, 157 
.-. Marquefs 153 

Buckinghamfhire, John Earl 

of 184, 194 

Buckworth, Sir John 233 

Bulkeley, Str Richard 19 

Bulmar, Sir Anthony. 228 

Bunbury 3 


D E X. 

Bunbu-Tv, Thomas 
Burley, John 

. Richard 

- — — -. William 

Sir John 

■„ — Sir William 
Burgh, Thomas de 
Burke, Richard 
y >. -- Nicholas 
Burton, Charles 



.—-— John 
Thomas 41, 


J 53 











— Francis 175, 176, 

177, 178, i86 5 187 

— Samuel 170 

fe ; ■ — Robert ib, 

s — Francis Pierpoint 

187, 188, 189, 221 

William 188 

rr Sir Charles 245 

i Sir Edward 1 73 

%— •? — Sir Robert v£. 

Bute, John Earl of 94 

Butler, John 49 

■ — Henry 89 
— James 96, 254 

i — Edmund 222 
Samuel 73 

1 — Thomas 57 
Sir Nicholas 

■ — Sir Thomas 
Sir Edmond 

1 — Sir Richard 
Byrne, Walter 
Byron, Sir Richard 







Calderwood,, St. Quintin .89 
Calvdey, Hugh 
Calverley, Sir Henry 

* — *w Sir Hugh 

Camden, Lord 
Cameron, Sir Ewen 
Campbell, John 
Cane, Hugh 
Cannon, John 
Carbery, Lord 40, 41, 

Car den, John Craven 

Carlifle, Earl of 

Carlow, Lord 

Carn other, Walter 

Carrick* Earl of 



8, 9 


9 8 








Carrington, Lord 
Carter, Oliver 
Cary, Edward 
— George 

r — pf— - Henry 


f-; Robert 

— - — Thomas 540, 230 
B9> Sir Nicholas 116, 

Carysfortj Lord 67? 

°~9> 70, 7 1 
Caftlecomer, Lord 245 

CafHeconnell, Lord 52, .53 
Catherlogh, Earl of 

Cavanagh, Bryan 
Cave, Cecil 

-- Roger 



Cahier, Lord 55, 222 

Sir Thomas 

Cawthorne, John Fenton 

_, . T 34 

Cecil, Sir Thomas 166 

Chaldecot, William 105 

Chapman, Thomas 233 

Champernon, Sir Arthur 24 

U 2 Chando%, 

r N D E X. 

Chandos, Sir John 72 

Charlton, Francis 155, 168 
Cheevers, Sir Chriftopher 

— . — Walter ib. 

Chefter, Sir William 166 

Cheflerfield, Earl of 98 

Chetwynd, Sir Philip 125 

1 ■ William 167 

— '— . Lord ib. 

Chichefler, Arthur 265 

Cholmondeley, Nathaniel 85 

Chriftmafs, Thomas 71 

Chriftopher, Sir Robert 8 

Churchill, John 74 

Clancarre, Earl of 52 

Clandeboy, Lord 97 

Clanricarde, Lord 53 

Clare, Gilbert de 72 

Clarendon, Lord 27 

— Chancellor ^29 

Clarke, Caefar 254. 

Sir William ib. 

Clavell, Edward 74 

Clavering, Lord 229 

Clements, Nathaniel 162, 

189, 220, 221 

- — . Theophilus 178 


— Albert 219 

■ Henry ib. 

. Robert 21 g> 220, 

1 i William 220 




Cliffe, John 

Clifford, Roger de 

Clifton, Sir Thomas 

Clinton, Henry 

Clive, family " 80, 81, 82 

Lord 78, 79 

— - Warin de 80 

■ ■ - Thomas ib. 

Clotwonhy, Sir Hugh 157, 


Clotvvorthy, Francis 


Cobham, Lord 
Coghlan, Dr. Henry 
Coker, Sir Robert 

■ — Thomas 
Colclough, John 
— Caefar 107, 254 

■■ « — Leonard 253 

■ Thomas ib. 258 

-—- Vefey 107 

■ ■ - Sir Adam 253, 


25 1 




2 53 

Sir Caefar 

Cole, William 
Coleman, William 
Coleraine, Lord 
Colles, John 
Colfet, Sir James 
Colley, George 

1 Henry 
•— ■ — Sir George 

■ . Sir Henry 
Collier, Benjamin 
Colling, Roger 
Colmer, Edward 
Colooney, Lord 
Compton, Charles 

■ ^ ' James 
Comyn, Sir Richard 
Coningfby, Thomas 
- — — - — Earl 

— Humphry 


3 2 > 9° 

78, 79 












l U 


Connor, George 
Conolly, William 

— <- Thomas 

Conway,. Lord 13, 22, 33, 

34» 364. 3 8 > 9 8 > 99 
— - — • — Henry Seymour 

35, 75 
■ ■ Family of 13 

— Charles 36 

— -— George -58 




Conway, Edward 34, 37 
— Francis William 


-— Henry ib. 

Robert ib. 

— — — Francis Seymour 


- Popham 33, 34 

Conyngham, Lord 17?, 

178, 187, 188, 189, 220 

— Dean 179, 

— ~ — ?r~ Alexander 178, 
— — — - ■ Francis Pier- 
point 187, 188 

— > — John 197 

■ Henry 178, 

185, 187, 189 
— — - — — Nathaniel 189 

! . William 186 




— — Sir Albert 

182, 183, 
Cooke, Thomas 
Coote, Dr. Chidley 
Colonel Chidley 252 

— Thomas 

Cork, Earl of 
Copinger, Henry 
Corbet, Sir Richard 
-, George 

— — Thomas 

Cormick, Francis 
Cornwall, Earl of 


Sir Thomas 

Cony, Family of 

Armar Lowry 

— — James 
■ ■ J°hn 

Cofby, Pole 

' ! » ■ - Francis 


















Colby, Richard 
Cotton, Sir Richard 
Courtenay, Francis 
— . — » - George 

i i * - William 


Cox, Sir Michael 

Sir Richard 

Sir Richard Eyre 164 






26, 252 


4 1 * 217 

— — ? Richard 
Cramlington, Thomas 
Craniley, Family of 
Cr efTet, James 


Crewe, John 

Crewkern, Henry 
Croffts, John 
Crofton, Sir Edward 

— George 

— William 

— John 

— James 
— - Anthony 
-— Oliver 

21 7 








2 53 

2 5i> 253 





Croker, Thomas 
Cromarty, Earl of 
Crompton, Sir Thomas 137, 

Cromwell, Lord 18, 60 

Grcfbie, Sir Walter 53 

Crofby, Sir Thomas 284 

Crcfs, Sylvefter 
Grow, Dean 


•, Chriftonher 
- Laurence 



~— — J orm 46 

— Thomas 47 

— Sir Thomas 60 

— ^ Lord Chancellor 47 

Cuft, Sir Richard 69 


Cullen, Thomas 
Cufack, Edward 45, 

I N D E X. 


Da ere, Lord 
Dacres, Sir Leonard 
D'Acunha, Don Lewis 
Daly, Anthony 
Dalway, Roher 
Darner Family of 

John $$- 9 73, 74, 75 

— - Jofeph 36, 253 

D'Anxory, William f% 73 





Sir Roger 
George 7 









9 3 

™ _. Lord 

Dancer, Sir Thomas 

• y ^' - Sat, Sir Loft us 

Daniel, Captain 

D'Arcy, Hyacinth 

— : — — Edward 

— — — ~ Si r Edward. 

Sir Robert cjg 3 228, 

Sir Arthur 
Sir George 
- Sir Francis 
Daverell, Sir George 
Davies, Sir Robert 
Davis, John 
: , - Joihua 
— ^— - Th o n i as 
Davys, Sir Paul 
Dawfon, James 

- James Maffey 

- William 













Deane, Matthew 19® 

John 192 

f. Jofeph 77, 19 t 

— .—*?-- Jocelyn 191 
Sir Robert 190, 191, 


-—» Sir Matthew 190 

iJi — — Sir Robert Tilfon 















Delafield, Thomas 
Delahynde, John 
Delamere, Sir Pe$er 
Delany Oliver 
Deiarj Francis 
Delay al. Lord 225, 

r- — Harold 

— Goulbrand 

-— Forbrand 

-Mp Philip 

— Richard 

— Guido 

— Sir Henry 

— Sir Robert 

- — William Henry 75 
Deane, Family of 190 

229, 230, 232, 273 
- Sir John HufYey 

- ?33> 234 
■- Sir Euitace 
Sir William 
Sir Gilbert 
Sir Charles 
Sir Thomas 
- Sir Francis 
Sir John 


Delawar, Lord 23 1 

Deiborough, l^athaniel 248 
Delvin, Lord 58 

Denton, Sir Thomas 9 

Derby, Earl of 13 

Defmond, Earl of 54 

Devee, Sir Charles 233 

Devonfhire, Duke of 36 









Dewe, Lumley 
Dewany, Bowdell 
Digby, Simon 

— Sir Kenelm 

Dillon, Peter 


' Luke 

— John 6j> 


• * • — Lucas 

* — James 
— — Sir John 
Sir Lucas 

■ — Theobald 

Sir Robert 

Dixon, Thomas 
Dobbyn^ William 
Done gall, Arthur 

OF 248, 

Donne, Henry 

— Griffith 

: Meredith 

' — Owen 











— — William 


Dorfet, Dorfet 75 

Douglafs, Robert 88, 117 
• Sir William 178 
Dowdall, Nicholas 62 

Downes, Robert 1 

Downhall, William ib. 

Drakes, Robert 168 

Drogheda, Earl of 38, 

248, 249 
Dromore, Dean 181 

Drummond, Andrew 86 
■ — Robert ib. 

Dryden, Sir Erafmus 98 
Duckenfield, William 256 
Dudley, John 22, 23 

Duke, Sir Henry 25 1 

Dullardftown, Family of 


Dunboyne, Edmund 

Lord of 222 

Duncan no n, Lord 267 

Dungannon, Lord 182 

Dunlap, James 197 

Duntrileague, Lord 163 

Durant, William 7 


Earlsfort, Lord 223, 

242, 243 

Echlin, Francis 47 

John 198, 199 

Godfrey 92 

Edgecumb, Sir Pierce 







Eglintoune, Earl of 117 
Egmont, Earl of 86, 104 









Edgeworth, Robert 
Edwardes, William 

— Family of 

Edwards, John 
■ Richard 

Elkenhead, Henry 
Elkin, William 
Elliott, Hugh 
Ellis, Anthony 

- Thomas 
> 1 Edward 


Sir Richard 

Elrington, Sir John 

Ehofts, Anthony 

Elwood, William 201, 202 

— Jonas 

246, 248, 

Ernie, Sir Edward 166 


Ely, Family of 


Eail of 


IN D E X. 


Errington, Gilbert 230 

Erikine, David 117 

Eiiex, Earl of 18, 23 

Efturmi, Familv of 15 









William ib. 

George 39>4°>4 I > 

42, 43. 

■ Sir William 

Eure, William 

— Lord 

Euftace, William 

1 . R i chard 

— ■ George 

' Alexander 

- Sir Edward 
Evans, John 39, 40, 







— — — John William 

Eyre 40, 


Evinfwinden John 
E\re, John 40 

Ewe, Earl of 





Fairfax, Lord 10, 233 

Sir William 142 

Falkland, Lord 138 

Farewell, Sir George 25 

Farnham, Earl of 158 

Fay, Meyler 50 

Fermor, Shirley . 189 

Fernley, Philip 248 

Ferrariis, Earl of 14 

Ferrers, William 13 

Fielding, Thomas 131 

Fillol, Sir William 22 

Finch, William 161 

Fingall, Earl of 56, 

57* 59. 61 
Fifher, Robert 59 
Fitch, William 29 
Fitton, Alexander, 53 
Fitz-Euftace, James 58 
Gerald Bar- 
tholomew 44, 60 







5 8 


Philip 58 

Fitz -Maurice, John 192 

Fitz-Symons, John 44 

Fitz -Walter, Theobald 45 

Fitz-Warrin, William 122 

— Warren Lord 

23, 122 

Fitz-William, Lord 42 

Fleetwood, John 238 

Fleming, John 32 

Patrick 197 

_ George 44, 45 

Michael 59 

Fletcher, Richard 96 

Ford, Nicholas 26 r 

Matthew ib. 

Forfter, John 41, 177, 


— George 252 

Richard ib. 

Sir Chriftopher ib. 

Forteicue, Sir Adrian 136 
Hugh 66, 146, 


Sir Martin 216 

- — — — — - Lord 66 

Fotherby, Sir Thomas 26 



Fowler, Richard 74, 175 

- Walter 175 

Fownes, Thomas 29 

Frampton, John 105 

Frankley, Sir Simon de 122 

Freke, Jeffery 123 

Freke, Sir Redmond 4^ 

French, Robert 52 

Fuhr, Philip 32 


Gainfborough, Earl 43 

Galbraith, Humphry 180 
■ — — James 193 

Galtrim, family 46 

. Baron 4 5, 46 

— John 46, 47 

— . Patrick 46 

— Nicholas 


Gal way, Sir Geoffry 
Gardiner, Luke 51, 






'■ — Charles 

Garthmull, Lord 
Gafcoigne, Sir William 229 

Gaunt, John of 132 

Genevill, Simon 46 

George, Oliver St. 198 

— -- Sir Oliver St. 253 

• Lord St. 198 

Giffard, Sir Duke 50 

Gilbert, Dr. John 16 

Glafcock, Francis 48 

Glencairn, Earl of 1 78, 


Gloucefter, Duke of 23 

■ ' Earl of 72 

Glynn, John 103 

— — — Sir John ib. 

Goldefbqrough, Mr. 105 

Gore, Sir St. George 1 88 
Vol. VII. 

Gore, Sir Ralph 188, 287 

William 220 

Sir Francis 261 

Gorges, Robert 263 

— — ■ — John ib. 

Gosfright, Richard 151 

Gould, James 53 

William 156 

Gower, Lord 69, 118 

Grady, Standifti 161 

Nicholas 218 

Grafton, Duke of 37 

Grandison, Earlof 38, 

Granfield, Walter 80 

Graftock, Sir John 229 
Gray, George 167, 232 
Green, William 161 

Greenland, John 168 

Greenville, Richard 143 
Greville, Fulke . 91 

Grey, Robert 123 

— — Edward 232 

— - — Sir Ralph 229, 230 
— - — Sir Thomas 232 

Gubbins, Jofeph 163 

Gubion, Sir John 228 


Hache, Baron, 
Hall, Sir Thomas 


Halfey, Charles 
Haltridge, John 
Hamilton, James 


Hammond, Rev. Mr. 
Handfavre, William 
Hanger, family 
— — Gabriel 

— George 

— ■ — — ■ William 
X Han 

13, H 













I N D E X. 

Hanger, Sir Georg6 79 
Hanfb'y* Ralph 47 

Harberton, Lord 2X4, 217, 
218, 219 
• ' " » ■ — Roger de Valle- 

Harboroilgh, Earl 8. 


9> IO > 







Harcourt, Simon 
Hardonj -Robert 
Harding, Walter 
Hare, H^nry 
Harold, fee Delaval 
Harpur> Sir John 
Harrington, John 
Harris, John 
Harrifon, Richard 
Hartlepoole, George 

; Pierce 

* Robert 

Hartfronge, Standifri 
Harvey, Edward 

* — Tobias 

* — — . — StanhopS 
Hatton 3 Lord 
Hazelwood, Peter 

* »__ Sir Wirliam ib. 

Hawberk, Sir Henry 2 

Hawkins, Sir William 219 
Hayes, Mark 105 

Hearft, Edward 11 

Heher, Thomas 238 

Henry, "William 96 

Henfon, Edward 68 

Herbert, Edward 57 

Hereford, Sir Adam de 44, 

Heron, William 230 

Hertford, Earl of 14, 18, 

19, 20, 22, 25, 36,. 38, 

1S> 96, 99, 240, 
'■ ' ■' ■ Marquefsof 26, 








Hervey, Lord 

Hewetfon, Michael 
Llewit, James 
Hewfter, Thomas 
Heydon, Robert 
HeyWood, Thomas 
Hickman, Walter 
Hill, John 
- " ■ Thomas 


— — Sir John 
— — Sir Roger 
Hilton, Sir William 
-* Lord 


i n 




4 Hinchinbroke, Vifcounf 32 

Hoare, Richard Colt 

_*. Edward 

Hoddeis, William 
Hodges, John 
Hodworth, Sir John 



23 1 

Holderneffe, Earl of 98, 169 

Holmes, Thomas 


*- Peter 


Hobroyd, Family of 
Ifaac 20 r 







- — John 201, 204, 


— — Danief 204, 205; 

* John Baker 209, 

2io, 2TI, 212 
— - John William 212 


Holwell, Sir John 
Hone, Robert 
Hongham, William 
Hood, Lord 

— Family of 

— Sir Alexander 

— Francis Wheeler 
— - Henry 






Hopton, Sir Richard 105 



Hore, Matthew 51 

Home, Clement 156 

Hqrfeley, Sir John 229 

Horfeman, Thomas 232 

Horton, Chriftopher 43 

Huberk, Sir Henry 2 
JJuddleftone, Sir Williaru 

. g Sir John 

Hume, Travers 

Sir Guftavus 

Humphreys, William 
Jlungerford, Henry 
Hunt, Thomas le 
Huntley, Earl of 
Hufbands, Martin 
£fuffey, Patrick 45 

T~ ' James , 

: 1- Nicholas 

John 47, 235, 

= Delahynd 

s ■*— Peter 

r Edward 47 

— Robert 

. WiHiam 


Sir Edward 

Sir Hugh 
Sir John 
Sir Patrick 
Sir Robert 
Sir Thomas 

Sir William 

i Lord 

Hutchinfon, Hely 


■ — Abraham ib. 








> 47 




, 64 











2 33 





Hutchinfon, John Hely ib. 

Lorenzo ib. 

~ Richard Hely 

-23, 235 
Huxleigh, Robert 80 
Hyde, Arthur 41 
■-.- John 33 


Jadis, John Maximilian 234 

Janilen, Sir Stephen Theo- 
dore 7^ 

r— William ib. 

Ikerrin, Pierce Vifcount 


Uchefler, Earl of 161 

Inchiquin, Murrough, 
Earl of 164 

Ingoldfpy, Lieut.-General 


Ingram, Edward 

Jones, Jermy 

— Jofeph 

■— Lewis 

-. — s—?*~ Richard 


John, Lord St. 


Johnfton, Chriftopher 

- T ~ William 

Irby, Anthony 

— r- Sir Anthony 

Iredell, Francis 

Irvine, Charles Vifcount 37 

Irwin, Vifcount 8 

Itchingham, Adam 262 

Ofoorne ib, 

Judge ? John 284 










\6 £ 




Keating, Oliver 
Keith, Hugh 





Kenmare, Lord 49, 50, 55, 

56> 57 
Kennedy, Silvefter 

1 Sir Richard 

Kerdifre, John 


Landaff, Lord 51, 222, 

Kenfmgron, Lord 
Kent, Earl of 
Kidder, Vincent 
Killeen, Lord 
Killigrew, Sir Henry 

Sir Jofeph. 

Killyan, Family of 
Kilmarnock, Earl of 
King, Sir William 
Kintoel, Lord 
Kirk, Charles 


Knapton, Lord 
Knight, Thomas 

R.obert 170, 

Robinfon , 

Knightley, Sir Richard 
Knoliys Charles 

— '- Henry 

— - Nicholas 





47j 61 

2 5 

• 27 






223, 224, 
Langers, Lord 
Langham, Sir John 
Langrifhe, Robert 
Langworth, Arthur 
Lanterton, William 
Latimer, Bledri 
Latin, Patrick 
Launder, Robert de la 
Lawlefs, Patrick 
Layton, Francis 
Leake, Sir John 
Lee, Charles Dillon 
— — Henry 
Leger, Sir Anthony 

9 6 













Leicefter, Earl of 
Leigh, Robert 73, 
Leighton, Lewis de 228 

' — — • Charlton 279 

Leitrim, Lord 189, 
219, 220, 221 

Knox, Adam 

H ' Andrew 

— George 

—- Edmond 

— — - John 


- '— Thomas 

sr- — — Uckter 


198, 199, 

195, 196? 


Lemington, William 
Leman, Thomas - : 
Lennard, John 
Leilie, Charles 
— *— Charles Powell 

■ George 

— Henry 

James 180, 

— John 179, 

— 1 — - Patrick ;■■ 

— — r Robert 

— William 

Sir Edward 

Lacie, Hugh de 45 

Lacy,. Walter de 2 

Lancafter, Ear! of 72 

Landaff, Bifhop of 10 

L'Eftrange 5 Henry 71 


Levallin, Melchior 
Leven, Earl 
Leventhorp, Edward 
*. Leventhorp 



5 256, 

2 53 



N D E, X. 

Leventhorp, Thomas 18 
Lewellin, Michael 258 

Lewis, Thomas 258 

Ley, Hugh de 44 

Lifford, Lord 218 

Light, Anthony 168 

Lilburne, Sir Thomas 229 
Limerick, Bifhop of 7 1 
Lincoln, Earl of 38 

Lindfey, Earl of 8 

Edward 213 

Lingen, Thomas 175 

Lisburne, Earl of ioi, 

Lifle, Lord 76, 77* 78 
— - — Sir John 
Lismore, Lord 










Loftus, Adam 
250, 251, 




246, 249, 
25.5, 260, 
265, 266, 


246, 249, 


— Dudley 257, 258, 

260, 261, 265, 266 

— -Che; ham 265 

— George 261 

— Edward 246, 249, 
255, 256,257, 258 

Henry ,247, 251, 
265, 266, 268 

Francis 246^ 

LifTanoure, Lord 
Little, John 
Livingfton, Lord 
Lloyd, Sir Richard 
Lockart, William 
Lockay, John 
Loe, William St. 
Loftus, Lord 246, 247, 
249, 264, 266, 2675 2683 
269, 270 

=- Sir Adam 258, 259, 

264, 267 
Sir Arthur 247, 260, 
Sir Dudley 2$i> 
254, 255,256, 257, 258, 

264 : 

- — — Sir Edward 25 1 ? 





n *£ 







246, 249, 

255, 256, 257, 258 
- Thomas 255, 256, 
25.7, 265 



259, 264, 


Samuel 254, 258 
Smyth 257 

Walter 261, 264, 
Archbifliop 254 
Longford, Lord 76, 78 

- — Sir Nicholas 
- — Sir Robert 
— Sir Thomas 

Longnor, Family of 
Longueville, Lewis de 
Lonfdale, Lord 
Lort, Roger 
— — Sampfon 
Lougharne, Rowland 
Lcughmoe, Lord 
Louth, Earl of 

Lover, Richard 









D E X. 

Lowry, James 180, 193 

G albraith 



Lowther, Sir James 

- Gorges 

— . — — — Marcus 
JLncan, Lord 104* 

Lucy, Sir. Berkeley 
l^udlow, Stephen 
L'Upton, Family of 
Luttreil, Robert 
_ — - — - Sir Thomas 


Lyle, Lord 
Lyndley, Arthur. 
Lynn,, Thomas 
Lyon, Archibald 
Lyons, Family of 
^_— - Richard 
Lyfaght, Family of 

; ~ John 7,6, 

.. ,. James 

— Nicholas 















Lyfter, Thpmas 64, 
Lytcott, Sir John 

Lyttleton, Arthur 







t I? 








J 39 




Gilbert 134 

Henry 138, 142, 

Horatio 139 




John 121, 132, 

i35> 136, 138 

William 126, 

13,9? ?42 
William Henry 
Thomas 122, 
123, 124, 126, 128, 129, 
130, 138, ^ 145 

— Richard 126, 

128, 130, 145 
Lyttleton, Lord 146, 149 
Sir Charles 138, 
141, 142 
Sir Edward 130 
Sir George 145, 

— Sir Henry 1^7, 

38, 139? H°> Hi 

— Sir John ' 133 

— Sir William 130, 


Sir William Hen- 
ry 146, i49> J S° 
r-r- Sir Thomas 124, 

128, 130, 136, 137, 139, 

i43> 144* J 49> 


Maber, William 
Mac-Carney, John 
Mac-Carthy, Daniel 






Mac~Cartney, Lord 

89, 91, 92, 93, 94 

■ Daniel 87 
• Family ib, 

■ George 88, 
89, 92, 93, 94 

Mac-Cartney 3 


Mac-Cartney, James 
»—■ Patrick 

Mac-Clean, Hec~tor 

■ Lachlan 

Mac-Cullogh, Godfrey 
■ — James 








Mac-Donald, Lord 108, 
112, 116, 118 

— ■ — Sir Alexander 

117, 118 

> Sir Archibald 

ii6, 117 
Sir James 116, 

- Angus 

- Donald 
114, n6> 

- Sir 

- Sir 










— — — Reginald 109 

■ « — Someiied 108 

Mac-Donnell, Sir James 

Mac-Kenzie, Sir Alexander 

ij y 

■ — Sir Pvoderic 

. Colin 

" — - Kenneth 

Mac-Lellan, John 
Mac-Leod, Alexander 









Mac-Queen, John 117 

Maddocks, Nicholas -4 

Madoe, Thomas ap John 

Magrath, Mark 53 

— Sir Terlagh 55 

Mainwaring, Sir Henry 

. 231 
Mallet, William 13 

Malone, Family of 280 

Anthony 28,J 5 

284, 286, 287, 291, 292- 


284, 286, 


- Michael 

— Richard 
285, 286, 

— Thomas 

Malpas, David 

- William 

Malton, Earl of 
Manchefter, Duke of 
Manfell, Thomas 
Manwaring, John 
Marchall, Gilbert 
Markam, Robert 
— — — — William 
Marlborough, Duke of 
Marley, Sir Randolph de 

Marfhall, William 








283, 284, 

286, 287 

283, 286 


283, 284, 

292, 293 








Marrow, Samuel 
Martin, Chriitopher 

* " - - Robert 






N D E X. 

Martin, Thomas 
Mailiam, Lord 
Maikelyne, Edmund 
MafTarene, Lord 
— — — Eail of 

MafTe'y,. Lord 41, 
162, 163, i6/j. 5 

Sir Hugh 


Eyre ; 





















222, 223 

223, 224 

Maxwell., George 

i62 3 


I 62; 





Mathew, Thomas 

■ — Tobias 
— — George 


— Montague 223 

— Theobald 222 
— — — Thomas 223, 224 
Maude, Family of 
Maule, Dr. Henry 
Maur, St. Family of 
Mayo, Lord 
Mayne, Sir William 

- — John 


■ ' ' William 

%9> i9 5 ' 

















— — — Ofwald iho 

Miller, Crofsdaile 107 

Minchin, Charles 161 

Milton, Lord 36, 72, 7$ 
Mitton r John 174 

Mobberley, William de r 
Mohun, William 153 

271 Molady, Redmond 283, 
71 284 

13 Sir Patrick 283 

263 Molyneux, Daniel 151, 152 

120 Pooley 151 

119 Monck, Thomas 279 

ib. Monmouth, Duke of 30, 
ib. „ 107 


Meade, Domini ck 
Meath, Bifliop 
Medhop, Edward 
Melliili, Samuel 
Meredyth, Sir Amos 
Sir Robert 

— Hugh 

— Richard 
Meriell, John 
Merrett, Solomon 
Merton, Sir Richard 
Methuen, Sir Paul 

— — ~— John ,# 

Mex borough, Earl of 
Michael, Edward 
Midford, SiT John 
Middlemore, George 
Middleton, Thomas 

Sir Thomas 

Sir Hugh 

Milburne, Gaven 
Mi Id man, Carew 
Mildmayy Thomas 
Milford, Lord 95, 

- Michael 


N D E X. 

Monmouth, Earl of 
Monro, Alexander 


Sir Donald 

Montague, Duke of 


— John 

■ — William 

Montalt. Lord de 27 1 







-- Sir Adam 274 

— SirCornwallis 279 











— Sir Robert 
-.- Sir Thomas 

— Anthony 
-- Arthur 

— Afhley 
-- Chriftopher 


- John 

273, 275 
27o> 274, 

- Matthew 273 

— Ralph 279, 274 

Ranulph 273 

Richard 276 

— Robert William 

Henry 279 

■ Roger 273, 274, 

275, 276 

• Robert 228, 273, 

2745 275, 276, 277,278, 


Simon 273, 276 

■ Thomas 276, 277 

- Thomas Ralph 

« William 273, 275, 


Montgomery, George 221 

■ Hugh 107 

Vol. VII. 

Montrofe, Marquefs 
Moore, Achefon 

— Charles 

— JB ere s ford 

— Edward 



• — Michael 

Of born 


— Thomas 

— William 

Sir John 

More, Charles 

— - — O'Sullivan 
















Morris, Griffith 103 

— — — Thomas 168 

Moitaigne, Earl of 227 
Morton, Earl of 117 

Mounion, John 232 

Moutray, James 199 

Mulgrave, Lord 83, 84 
— — Conftantine John 

Mullens, George 106 

Muncafter, Lord 236, 239 
Mure, Robert 


Murray, John 

Sir James 

Morgan, George 

— - Thomas 

Morning ton, 

Mufchamp, John 


Muskerry, Lord 

54, 190, 192, 
Myhill, James 







26 r 





I N D e r. 


Nangle, Patrick 261 

Napier, Robert 40 

Nam, James \6i 

Navan, Lord 261 

Nefbitt, Ezekief 75, 253 
Netterville, Robert 64 

i 1 ' — --- = Vifcount 177 

Neville, Thomas 257 

Newborough,~ Lord 10 1 
Newcaftle, Duke of 38 

Newcomen, Sir Robert 251 

Sir Beverley 

Newell, John 162 

Newhaven* Lord 119 

Newenham,, Edward 245 

— Thomas ib. 

William ib. 

Newport, Lord 140 

- Edmond 133 

— > Thomas ib. 

Newton, Francis 174 

— John 253 

Nixon, Anthony 253 

— David ib. 

Noel, John 8 

William 10 

Norfolk, Duke of 19 

Norris, Sir John 59 

Northampton, Earl of 23, 
86, 239 
Northumberland, Duke of 

52, 23 
Earl of ib. 


Nugent, Earl 
■"■ " Thomas 

O'Brien, John 

-■ — -^ Richard 

Ogilvie, Sir George 
Ogle, Sir William 



O'Hara Adam 




223 ; 


O'Brien, Teige 53 

0*Callaghan, Family of 243 

— ; Lord 244 

O'Callaghan, Callaghan 224 

rfrf *• Cornelius 244, 

245, 246 

*- Robert 245 

•-• ■ Thomas ib, 

— -■ William 246 

O'Connor, Hrenry 287 

John 284, 287 

Maurice ib. 


















Ofborne, Sir John 69, 70, 

Sir Nicholas 71 






Sir Samuel 

Robert 150, 

Samuel ib. 

Ormond, Earl of 

Duke of 

Ormfbv, John 

— Philip 

Orrery^ Earl 


— Sir Richard 

— Sir William 

— ' Sir Thomas 
•~ Arthur 

— Charles 
«- Henry 

I N D E X 

<)(horne, John J 7.1 

Nicholas 70, 71 

Roger ib. 

Thomas ib % 

-Otway, John 263 

Sir John 15.5 

•Oughtred, Sir Anthony 18 

Owen, Sir Arthur 97 

- Sir Hugh ib. 

-r— John ib. 

— Thomas 165 

-Oxburgh, Hey wood 265 

Oxford, Earl of 9§ 

Packenham, Family of q6 
Packington, Sir John 134 
Pagett, Lord 90 

Palmer, Roger 284 

Parker, Edward 25 

John 161 

Anthony ib. 

Parmer, Richard 153 

3?avre, Thomas 2 

Parfons, Sir Laurence 71, 

252, 261 

-*! Sir William 27, 

, Richard 252, 261 
■ William 252 

— John 

- Richard 


Paflew, Stephen 

Pafton, Sir William 132 

Paul, Jofhua 269 

Paulet, Sir Hugh 19 

Payne, Rev. Mr. 33 

Peach, Jofeph 149 

Pedley, Sir Nicholas 10 

Peelefton, Sir John 102 

Pelham, Charles 230 
Pembroke, Earl of 13, 14 

Fenhow, Lord )i, 

fennaitf, GifFard 240 

Pennefather, Kingfmill 

a- Richard 

Pennells, Nicholas 
— John 





Pennington* Sir Allen 

Sir Jofeph 237, 


r-~ Sir John 236, 

237, 23S 
—7-? — — rr. — Sir William 

236, 237, 23S 

— Jofeph 

<*--; -=— Lowther 


Penrhyn, Lord 240, 

Percival, Charles 
— — George 





- Henry 



Percy, Thomas 

Sir Thomas 

Perrot, Sir John 
Permall, Richard 
PerfTe, James 
Percy, Viscount 
Peyton, Sir Henry 

Sir John 

Phibbs, Family of 

Conftantinc 84 

William ib* 

Sir William 83, ib* 

Philips, Family of 95 




98, 166 

96, 97 


86, 87 









1 Charles 


— Hugh 

Philips, James 


Philips, Meredyth 96 

— Percival 166 

— — PhiUp 96 

William 97, 98 

— — Sir Erafmus 98, 
90, 100 

Sir John 96, 99, 

1 o 
1 ■ Sir Richard 97, 98, 

— Sir Thomas 96? 98* 

TV • ^ 

Pickering, John 



Pifiton, Sir William 
Pierce, William 
Pigotj Sir Robert 

. Alexander 

— John 

Pigot, Thomas 

'■ — William 

Piphoe, Robert 
Pitt, Thomas 
Plomtree, Lionel 
Plowden, William 
Plunket, Sir Nicholas 

— • — Richard 












56*, 62 




Pomeroy, Sir Thomas 
Ponfonby, John 
Pont, John 
Poolev, Thomas 
Popham, Alexander 
— Sir Francis 

Porter, Thomas 


Sir Charles 

Portlinch, Family of 
Portman, Henry 


Sir John 

— — Sir William 




3 2 



Pointz, Sir John 

Pollard, John 

Pomeroy, Arthur 217, 218, 

— Henry 21$, 216, 


: Edward 216 

—~ John 217 



Potinger, John 
Potter, John 
Poulet, George 
Poultney, John 
Powis, Earl 
Poyner, Thomas 
Price, Howell 
— — - Nicholas 
Prieftman, Henry 
Pritchard, Thomai 
Proby, Family of 

— Baptift 










, n 


68, 6q 



Sir John 

— Sir Robert 




6%y 69, 70, 

■ - Thomas 68, 6q 

— — — William 69, 71 

■ ■ — Sir Thomas 63 

— Sir Peter 67, 68, 69 

Pugh, Edward Philip 103 
Pulteney, Sir Thomas 7 
Purcel, Nicholas 55 


N D E X. 

Purcel, Loughmoe, 
— — James 
Purdon, Adam 
I Simon 


Quatermain, Richard 


Raby, Lord 
Raddiffe, Stephen 


Radnor, Earl 
Raleish, John de 
_ Sir Walter 


Ramfay, Major 
Rawdon, Arthur 
Raynes, Robert 
Reece, Robert 
Reeves, William 
Reily, Edward 

■ — r J onn 2 ^4> 

Reynel, Sir Thomas ' 
Rhys, Sir Aaron 
Rice, Sir Stephen 
Rich, Sir Robert 

Richardfon, Adam 
Richmond, Duke of 
widdle, Sir Peter 


Rivers, Earl 
Riverfdale, Lord 
R- 1 vers tom, Lord 
Robbins, George 
Robert, Walter-Fitz 

~~ King 

Roberts, Richard 





























Robinfon, Family of 
Sir Henrv 



— Sir Leonard 167 

— Sir Richard 170, 
171, 172 

— t Sir Septimus 170 

— Sir Thomas ib. 


— Sir William 170, 

i?i 5 172 

- — John 82, 170 

— Matthew 167,' 

-— Ralph 1 65 

— Robert 170 
Thomas 167, 

168, i6q 
William 165, 
166, 167, 169 
Roche, Philip 63 

Rochefter, Earl of 35 

Rochford, William 71 

Rochfort, Robert 46 

Rockingham, Marquis c: 

Rodney, Sir John 
Roe, Andrew 



Rogers, Andrew 
— Sir Philip 
Rokeby, Lord 16$. 



2 4 



2 93 

Rolle, Sir Henry 

Rooper, Godciphin 
Ros'comon, Earl of 47, 


Ross, Earl of 46, ii2 ? 

113, 114, l84,-22I 

Rowlands, Edward 102 

Henry ib, 


I N D E 


Rowley, Hercules 249 
Hercules Langford 

- Hugh 

- John 

"*"■"-? Simon 

Rowfe, Sir Anthony 
Ruifh, Francis 
" ; ""— Sir John 
Ru% Samuel 
Jutland, Duke of 
Kyves, Jerome 

Salisbury, Bimop 
— Henry 

Samon, Sarrruei 
Sandwich, Earl of 
£>ap.coats, Sir John 
Saunders, Richard 

■ . . . ■ ' *- Thomas 

Savage, William 
Saville, Sir Robert 
Say, Sir John 

-. ■ Sir Thomas 

Scott, George 


3cott, Michael 

John lb. 

— I — Thomas 
Scowifield, John 

— William 

Scroggs, William 
Scurlage, Thomas 
Seaforth, Earl of 115, 
Sebright, Sir Thomas 
Segar, Francis 
~ — r— William 
Selby, Sir George 
Semple, Lord 
Setpn, Sir Alexander 













2 37 

l 7 












Seymour, Family of 13 

1?- Lord 18, 22, 24, 


1 ! ■ ! Sir Edward 19, 

24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 

3 J > 32, 33 

1 Sir George 16 

t Tfri — t Sir Henry 1 7, 28 
■ '• Sir John 15, 16, 

.17, 22 

— — Sir Jofeph 

Sir Robert 

Sir Thomas 

Sir William 

Alexander 32, 

1 Anthony 


— — Edward 14, 
23, 24, 26, 33, 
— — • Francis 31, 








„ 33> 34* 35 
- George 22 

— Henry 23? 26, 
29, 36, 32 

1 — Hugh 29 

— Humphrey 16 
John 16, 17, 18, 

22, 25, 26, 28, 34 
Seymour, Popham 34 

. -. Richard 25 

- ' Robert 22, 26 

— Ro^er 



■ — William 

*4> *5, 



2 9' 3 1 * 33 

Shakerley, Sir Jeffrey 237 

Shannon, Earl of 77 

Sharp, William 190 

Sheffield,' John 84, 200, 
210, 212 
Shelburne* Lord 186 


Sheldon, John £4 

Shelly, Sir John 232 

Shepherd, Henry 100 

Sherard, Family of 1 

Lord 1, 4, % 8, 

9, 10, n 
' ■ ' ■ — SirBrownlow 4, 

$> 6 > 7 
- — - ■ ' 1 Sir John 4, 5 

Sir Richard ib. 

Sir Robert 2 

• — Sir Thomas 1 

-* — Sir William 4, 5, 


— -- — — Bennet 8, 9, 10 

— Chriftopher 2 


— *— — Daniel 

■ — Dentoa 

— Hugh 

— George 

— Henry 





7> 8 

— '— — - Richard 2, 4, 5, 


— a John 

"■*■* Francis 


— — Thomas 

Sherborne, Richard 
Shergall, William 
Sherlock, Edward 
Shewan, William 
Shorter, Sir John 

— — John 

Shouldam, Lord 

1 — — • Family of 

— Samuel 

Shrewfbury, Earl of 
Sidney, Thomas 

— Robert 

Silvefter, Thomas 

7* 8> 9* 
10, 11 

» 4> 5> 7 
7, B 


3> 7 












Sinclair, James 

— Sir John- 

— Sir William 

Sinock, Thomas 
Skiddy, Francis 
Skryme, Thomas 
Slane, Lord 
Slaning, Sir Nicholas 
Sleeford, Lord 
Slingfby, Sir Thomas 
Smelt, Leonard 
Smith, Sir Clement 

Sir Skeffington 223 

James 108, 223 


S 9 










■ Anthony 

— — Richard 
- i — - — Roger 
Smyth, Brent 


— Ralph 

— Thomas 


Snell, William 
Sneyd, Hemy 
Somerfet, Duke of 1 

21, 22, 23, 24, 


$ir George 














Somery, Robert de 
Somner, Edward 
South, Robert 
Southampton, Earl 
Southcote, Sir Popham 255 
Spang, Monfieur jg 8 

Spencer, Earl of 108 

Stacpole, John 162, 163 


Stafford, Sir Humphry 

— Edmund 



Stanhope, Sir Edward 







N D E X, 

Stanhope, Sir William 234 
Staples., John 
Stapleton, Robert 

— John 

f '■ ' Sir Philip 

Stapylton, Sir Henry 
Stawell, George 

— Lord 

Steele, Laurence 
Stephenfon, Oliver 
Stepney, Philip 
Stewart, Alexander 

— Robert 

—— — — William 
Stourt®n, Lord 

Strafford, Earl of 

— — Robert 

Street, Robert 
Strickland, Thomas 
Strong, John 
Stufmi, Henry 
Styche, Thomas 
Suffolk, Duke of 

■•- Earl of 

Sunderland, Earl of 

Sunderlin, Lord 

2S3, 292, 
Surry, Earl of 13. 

Sutton, Henry 

— WiiHam 

Swanwick, Allen 


7 I: 






















i 20 




Talbot, Sir Gilbert 132 

— - — -«— Sir John ib. 

— ~ Henry • 283 

— — — Sherington 136 

Tatlynton, Angerus 122 

Taylor, Edward 164 

— Francis 39 

— — Robert ib. 

Taylor, John 253 

— — Waiter ib* 

Tempeft, Roger 

— ■ — — — Thomas 
Templetown, Lord 


Temple, Sir Richard 

— — Thomas 

Tennifon, Thomas 
Terone, Charles du 
Terrell, Thomas, 
Tew, Hugh 

— Thomas 
Thimbleby, Matthew 
Thomas, Doeior 



Thomond, Earl of 
Thorold, Robert 

— ■ William 
Thoroton, John 
Thoroughgood, John 
Thurles, Lord 58, 
Tighe, Stearne 
Tilfon, Thomas 177, 
Titchbourne, John 
Tobin, John 
Tonfon, Family of 
Torkington, James 
Tottenham, John 
— - Charles 

Tcwar, Lord 
Towers, John 
Townly, Henry 
Townfend, Thomas 
Tracy, Sir John 136, 
Travers, Sir Henry 
Tredenham, John 

' ■ Jofeph 

■ — Seymour 

— — — Sir Jofeph 

Tregonwell, John 
Trelawney, Francis 


























N D 


Trelawney, John 153 

Sir Jonathan 26 

Trenchard, John 105 

Trefham, Henry 8 

' — Sir Thomas ib. 

Trimlestown, Lord 


Tuam, Richard Boyle 
Tufton, Sir Richard 
Tuite, Sir Oliver 
1 — Richard 
■ — Theobald 





Turbeville, Sir Richard 105 

Turner, William 
Twemloe, Lidulph de 
Tyling, Richard 
Tyrole, Sir Walter 
Tyrone, Earl of 

Tyrrell, Sir Edward 
■ — Edward 
1 Tames 

- John 







48, 62 



Udall, William 
Ulster, Earl of 

Underwood, Richard 
Unton, Sir Edward 
Upton, Andrew 
Arthur 155, 

— Clotworthy 








J 55: 







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Upton, Thomas ib. 

— John 153, 154, 

156, 158, 159 
Ufher, Beverley 70, 77 
— — Sir William 251 
William 246 

Valentia, Lord 

Vandeleur, Crofton 
Vanfittart, Arthur 
Vaughan, John 

— Richard 


— — William 

Yenables, Thomas 
Vereker, Henry 
Verney, Earl of 
Vernon, Bertram 

■ — Edmond 
Verveere, Sir Hubert 
Vesci, Lord de 
Vefey, Agmcndifiiam 

■ ■ — William 
Villiers, Sir Edward 
Vivcn, HupJi de 
Voakes, George 



















Wade, Tbomas 277 

Wadharn, Sir Nicholas 16 
Wake, Sir Anthony 105 
Waldegrave, Earl 
Wale, Sir William 
Walker, Edmond 
Wall, James 
Wallis, Gerald 
— — » — Robert 
— > Thomas 

Vol. VII, 

Waller, Tohn 






N D E 


Wallop, Sir Henry 51 

— jz. Sir John 1 7 

Walpoie, Sir Robert 98 
Walfh, Sir Nicholas 254 
•'■'" •-- William 131 

Walfhe, John 24 

Walfmghanv Thomas 70 
Waters, Robert 170 

Walton, Jacob t 175 

Wandesford, Sir Chrifto- 
pher 277 

,j ■ ' Sir John ib. 

Warburton, General 240 
Ward, Michael' 158 

Wardis, Lord' 180 

Ware, Sir James 253, 256 

James ^ 45 j 48 

Warmwell, Sir Geffry 105 
Warren, Chriftopher 62 

— Michael ib. 

Olive ib. 




23, 9 1 





Weftcot-e, Lord 

91, 121, 
146, 149 





Wheeler, Francis 163, 164 
Whetamftede, Nicholas 


Weftmeath, Earl of 
Wharton, Lord 
— Duke of 

Whiddrn, Sir John 
Whitcombe, Peter 
White, Henry 

— James 





4 8 



— Sir Henry 

— Sir Peter 

Warring, Henry 
Warwick, Earl of 
Way,," Lewis 
Webb, General 
— — — Lord" 

• Daniel 

Weldon, Patrick 
■ — • ■ - Stewart 

■ — Walter 189; 256 
— <* — ~- William 57 

Welles, Lord 195, 199, 


-B Sir William 44' 

WennefBiiry, William 130 
W T entworth, Sir Henry 1 7 
Sir William 


Thomas 68 



Whittington, William 
Whitv/orth, Sir Charles 66 
Wichefter, Sir John 229 
Widdering, John 23.1 

Widdrington,, Sir John 230 
Wigtown, Earl of - 197 
Williamfon, Sir Thomas 

Wilkes, Stephen 
■ — Thomas 




Williams/ Mac William 15 

Sir John 

Weft, LavtorrLamily 
Wd\, Cromwell 

Willis,- - Thomas 
Willoughby, John 

__. .__ . Francis 

Wilfon, Edward 

Sir Thomas 

Wiltshire, Earl of 
Winchellea, Earl of 
Winchefter, Bifhop of 

■ Marquefs 

Winder, John" 
Windfo;*^, Lord 
Window, Thomas 



105 -■ 






. 37 



N D E X. 

Witts, Broome 
Wogan, Sir David 

- ; . ■' — Sir John 
— — — Sir Matthew 
— John 


Wolphall, Lord 
Wolfey, Cardinal 
Woodford, John 
— — — — Sir Robert 
Woodltock, Thomas 
Worcefter, 'Earl of 
Worth, Edward 
— «n — William 
Woundy, Lord 
Wright, George 
Wynn^ Family of 










Wynne, Griffith 103 

.— John 10 1, 102, 103 

— — — * Owen 102 
■ — ■ - ■ ■ Thomas 102, 103 
— -— — Sir John 
— Sir' Thomas 

j— n — — » Sir William 


York, Archbifhop of 
Duke of 





Zpucfcj Sir William le 17 

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