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No. js— Vou VII.] 

SPRINC;, 1905. 


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f^jQl^\ R MORDEN C A R T H E \V- 
iufylV/;;)^ YORSTOUN is the eldest 
'hXllLl^^^ son of the late General .Morden 
Caithew, C.n., of the Indian 
Army, formerly of Woodbridge 
^hhey, SufTolk. General Car- 
thew succeeded his uncle, Admiral William 
Cartliew, R.N., in the possession of Woodbridge 
Abbey and lands in Suffolk when he was a 
young officer in India. The Carthews of 
Woodbridge were an old family that had 
owned the Abbey for many years, and Benacre 
JIall, in Suffolk ; but as time went on and 
large families had to be provided for, and no 
fortunes were made, the lands gradually 
diminished, until at last in the eighties, General 
Catihew sold what remained to another family 
of the same name, but not related, and his son, 
the subject of this memoir, and descendants 
have ceased to have any connection with the 
home of their ancestors. 

General Carthew married, Jemima Borland, 
daughter of John Ewart, late ol Mulloch, Kirk- 
cudbright. The family of Ewart of Mulloch 
"had been settled there since about 1600, and 
had produced more than one distinguished 
representative, a Minister Plenipotentiary to 
Russia j the late William Ewart, M,P. for Dum- 

fries Burghs ; the late General Sir John Ewart, 
K.C. B., who died last year at Craigcleuch, etc., 
etc. Morden Carthew-Yorstoun, then Morden 
Carthew, was born in India in 1832. He was 
educated principally at Cheltenham College, 
which he left in 1848, and sailed a month after- 
wards for India, having obtained a cadetship in 
the Indian Army, under the old East India 
Company, that excellent school for soldiers and 
administrators. It may here be remarked that 
in those days there was no entrance examination 
for the Army, and young Morden Carthew 
merely signed his name in a big book at the 
East India OfTice.' His subsequent career has 
shown that the public service did not suffer 
from the absence of proof as to scholarship, as 
to which, however, he was fairly equipped for 
his age — just sixteen — although he knew little 
Latin and no Greek. He was posted to the 
Madras Presidency, and was at once sent across 
the Ray of Bengal to Singapore, to be tempo 
rarily attached to the 21st Regiment, Madras 
Native Infantry, commanded by his father, then 
Colonel, who also commanded the troops in the 
Straits Settlement. Afte; about a year he 
returned to India with the aist, and then joined 
his own regiment, ihe 26th Madras Native 
Infantry, which some tim« after was sent over 

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to Mouliiiein, Burmali. When the second 
Burmese war broke out in 1852, young Carihew 
tlieri a Lieutenant, was in England on sick leave ; 
_ but he hastened out and rejoined his regiment 
just after the capture of Martaban, a fortified 
town belonging to the Burmese on the oppo- 
site side of the river on which Moulmein 
stands. Some tedious months of garrison work 
in Martaban followed, which Carthew utilised 
by settmg to work to study the Burmese 
language. He had already passed in Hindustani 
and had acquired a fair knowledge of it, which 
stood him in great stead afterwards, for when 
the .sputh pf ;3urma was annexed to the British 

to the older British province of jVfoulmein the 
then Chief Commissioner, the late Sir Archibald 
Bogle, applied to the officer commanding the 
troops for two or three officers to assist in the 
pacification and civil administration of the 
newly annexed territory, with the one con- 
dition that they must already have acquired 
some moderate amount of knowledge of 
the Burmese language. In the whole 
Brigade tliere were only two officers who had 
qualified themselves in that way, Carthew 
and another, in his own regiment. Both of 
these obtained at once appointments in the 
Civil Department, and their regiment saw no 
more of them, as the singular system then 
prevailed in the Indian army of many officers 
obtaining appointments in departments other 
than regimental, and though retaining their 
names in the lists of their regiment, and 
obtaining regimental promotion, ^ never again 
rejoining unless their regiment happened to be 
engaged on active service, when the curious 
anomaly was seen of lieutenant-colonels, majors, 
and captains, who may have been absent for 
many years from regimental work, returning and 
taking their places as if they had never been 
away from their comrades. 

During the course of the war in 1852-3 
Carthew saw a good deal of what was going 
QTij and was present at several o( ttie small 

actions that took place, for there were no 
pitched battles, the Burmese troops being v^^^ry 
inferior in armament and courage. 

There was another curious system in the 
Madras army nt that time. Ikfore i8,|8, 
when Carihew joined the army, there was a 
separate regiment called Light Troops or Rifles, 
clothed in green exactly like the British Rifle 
Brigade and armed with the same two grooved 
short rifles with sword bayonets. This regiment 
_ was broken up and its eight companies dis- 
tributed among eight red uniformed regiments. 
The 26th Regiment M.N.L was one of these, 
and thus bad three flank companies, Gieiiadicr 
iad Li^ht bx red anii cHie KLiC' t'u grevi.v *»^i>,'i\ 
last always took the left flank of the regiment 
when in line. Being dressed in a distinctive 
colour, these rifle cpmpanies were much sought 
after by young officers, and Carthew was for- 
tunate enough to be one of the three attached 
to his regiment's rifle company. 

During the war, and when a large column 
marched northwards from Martaban through 
the Burmese country, four of (he Native 
Infantry regiments having Rifle companies 
happened to be in the Division, so their four 
Rifle companies were detached from their 
regiments and formed into a half battalion of 
Rifles, and being so called " Light Troojjs " 
they were always employed on front or rear 
guard, or small expeditions, it being then the 
fashion to think or say that light troops were 
, lighter than line troops, and could move quicker 
and were supposed to be never tired. In 
consequence of this idea the Rifles ^aw and 
were engaged in everything that was going on, 
much to the delight of their active young 
officers. After marching through the country 
for some distance, the Burmese town of Sittang 
was reached and occupied, and the column 
being partly broken up, the 26th M.N.L, with 
some others, was left there in garrison, and so 
again ensued a period of some months of rather 
monotonous life, unrelieved by any activity on 
(he part of the ?nemy. 

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Carthcw again utilised this idle time to of Burmese, trusted himself to a native crew for 
learn surveying, of which he had learnt just the voyage. After scvctal d.iys, some of which 
the rudiments at the Cheltenham College, and were spent in deep creeks below the level of the 
having borrowed some instruments from an surrounding country, having seen no othdr signs 
engineer officer, set to work to make a rough of the presence of the enemy than two rafts on 
survey of the town and neighbourhood, and which were large bamboo frames set upright, 
this happening, by great good fortune, to be the holding two bodies of crucified Durmans, he 
first survey made attracted some favourable arrived one day at the landing place at Pegu, a 
attention from the authorities. Carthew then, considerable town with a celebrated Pagoda, 
after rubbing up the little trigonometry he fortified by a wooden stockade and occupied by 

had learnt at school, ap- ' _ some British native troops 

peared before a board o( \ ' . of the Madras Army. There 

engineer officers and ob- ■ "■ '-^j^t; ■ ' ' -. ' ^^ ^"^ astonished to be 

tained a regular certificate i "•;•■': ■•';Vvv'-' '■ ■•'■ " . hailed as if he had risen 

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ously enough led to his 4, ■ , ; ■.)'( 'V\tt ' ' • ■' officers running down to 

being offered by the Chief ,■ ) ,•■ Nvjv'! ■\v ■■.■. . ■• .; him exclaiming "Where 

Engineer of Rangoon, i \ \ i ■ "v'''"v ". ; /ow you come from ? How 

Colonel Hugh Eraser, who y. ■ ^— - '. ^ - ^-^ v , . ever did you get here, etc. ?" 

afterwards became Lieuten- L^-JZZT^^ 'H 1^> \ >*^"V . , ■■ He then learnt for the first 
ant Governor of the North- '^ — , ''*^?^''^7r , .' vV'-'s,'^,- ^ lime that the town had been 

West Provinces in India [r-: '^l ', 'f N^ \ • - • besieged by a Burmese 

during the great Mutiny in t ^ ;',• ■ '. - 't,-' I .,- army for some weeks, who 

i8';6-7, an offer of an ap- ^^- .''^m.. h::^.^^,\>' y /■ .'■ . - "■ had entirely surrounded it, 
pointment in the Engineer's . / , \^- '.'' •; and fired at everyone who 

Department for the laying ^ ' ^''■'SJ^^ j'^'^'^^/K^ . ''-^S exposed himself in the 

out of the town of Rangoon, -".'^\. "'*'-'/v ■(',''. ■^■.''^■^' ' ■' open; but who had not 

which has since become . ' .'~'.'?' -' /"■ »-!'♦ >,^''- ■' ' 7-",''- - trie courage to rush the 

one of the finest British ' ' "' ; low stockade, and who 

cities in the East. ' How- [.. . . . . ,i liad only raised the siege 

ever, late set'led other- and hurried away during 


Wise, for just previously onhi. n.ianitromiiiof-ji.i. the night previous and early 
his services had been lent to the Chief morning. Carlhcw must thus have passed 
Commissioner at Moulmein, who, as above through or on one flank of the whole Bur- 
mentioned, had applied for a few young officers mese force, without cither he or they knowing 
who had some little knowledge of the Burmese of each other's presence, the creek his 
language, and Carthew made his way I'rom boat was in not being visible from the flat 
the town of Siltang on the river of that name, country, and the Burmese too hurried to 
via Pegu, to Rangoon, through a series of scout. Though he was not once during this 
creeks navigable in the rains by boat":, that was boat voyage under fire, or in any known dan- 
believed to exist, but of which there was no ger, he was much surprised to find that when 
knowledge at headquarters. Though warned of the Burmese war medal was sent to him, a 
the possible risk, as it was known that the Special clasp for " Pegu " was attached to it, as 
Burmese army lay somewhere near Pegu, he it was explained to him, when he sent it back, 
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on which ilic Jkirmcsc raised the siege. 

On getting to Moulmcin early in 1853, 
M''',r.'!on Cirthe'.t, at tiVijr.ty yivar.i of age, was 
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large town and seaport of over 40,000 inhabi- 
tants of every Eastern race. Within three days 
he found himself ordered to hold a Marine 
Court of Enquiry on the loss of an English 
ship on its way down the river — the Sahveen — 
and to preside at it. Fancy a youth of 
twenty, a soldier lieutenant, presiding over a 
Court consisting of three grizzled Nautical 
Assessors I He prudently kept his own counsel 
and said nothing, but kept the record and sent 
it on to the higher authorities, and was much 
surprised to hear afterwards that he had given 
" entire satisfaction." This was a useful lesson 
to him in " masterly inaction " and learning 
when to say nothing. 

After some months as Assistant Magistrate, 
there was a temporary vacancy in the Civil 
Court of the Moulmcin town and province, 
and Carthew found himself directed to do 
the duties of Civil Judge when just twenty one. 
Here he found himself in deep waters, as many 
of the suits in his Court were diflicult questions 
of Mercantile Law, Law of Shipping, Bills of 
Exchange, elc. ; but partly by providing himself 
with the best law books on those subjects, and 
sometimes working at inem well through the 
night, but especially by remembering the advice 
given by the first Lord Mansfield to a soldier 
friend who had been appointed Commander in- 
Chief and ChUf Justice in the West Indies— 
" Don't worry. Just go by the lights of com- 
mon sense, and don't give your reasons," 
he struggled along without discredit. For it 
has been remarked by a distinguished Judge 
that " the perfection of Law is the perfection 
of common sense." Carthew found even his 
slight knowledge pf Burmese, besides being 
the means of getting his foot on the first rung 
of the ladder, most useful to him in his new 
duties, and he now set to work to learn the 

language thoroughly, and in a short time passed 
the examination required before he could be 
permanently attached to the Civil Department. 
In r.S5.^ he married his prasciit wUe, the only 
i<iuuj_;n;er <v[ C'-u-jiiiil, ul.-jTv.-iiriii. (Geiierai Sir 
Archibald Bogle, the head of the British pro- 
vinces in those parts, who had been knighted 
for his services in connection with the last war, 
and who was one of the well-known family of 
Bogles of Gilmour Hill, on the site of whicii the 
present University of Glasgow stands. 

In 1855, the Senior Magistrate of Moulmein 
having been nearly killed by a convict in the 
jail, had to leave, and there was a vacancy there, ■ 
and Morden Carthew personally introduced 
to the Governor-General, the late Lord Dal- 
housie, and recommended for the appointment. 
Lord Dalhousie at once remarked, " Oil, he is 
too young for such a responsible place." Sir 
Archibald Bogle replied, " He is older than he 
looks, my Lord," etc., and the appointment was 
sanctioned. As another proof that the 
Governor General was not the only person who 
thought Morden Carthew younger than he 
looked — for in truth he did look absurdly boyish, 
and was often taken for sixteen or seventeen, and 
a newly joined Ensign — on one occasion when 
he was Senior Magistrate, and was silting in his 
private room where he usually saw persons who 
came to him on shipping business, before he 
went on the bench for judicial work, he heard 
a bustle at the door and a stout, red faced, 
jolly-looking ship captain forcing his way past 
the office peon, exclaiming "I want to see 
his Wusship," which he repeated -sevpfal times 
when he saw Carthew, as if he was in a 
tremendous hurry and was shouting to the 
main top of his ship. When Carthew quietly 
told him that he was all the " Worship " lie 
would find, he in a friendly way nudged him 
with his elbow and said, " Now, none of that, 
young chap ; you don't chaff me ;" and groat 
was his astonishment when he found that the 
smooth-faced stripling was really a " Worship." 
Lord Dalhousie sanctioned the appointment, and 

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before ho wns twcnly-two be liecamc Chief 
Mngistrate of a large (own of 40,000 iiihahitaiUs, 
wiih all lis police duiies, will) a con\ict jail 
cliiclly comjiobcd of prisoners Iransporlcd from 
India 10 ihe nvmiber of about 1500 men, charge 
ol all ihe rouds and bridges in ihf town district, 
and with a nuiltitude of other duties that only 

one accustomed ' 

to the life and 
woik of an Indian 
soldier civilian 
can understand 
or even count. 

In 1856 came 
the great Mutiny 
of the Bengal 
army, the ground 
swell from which 
was felt acutely 
in every part of 
British India, 
even though there 
was no actual 
outbreak, Moul- 
niein, and indeed 
all Burma, was 
held by Madras 
troops only. 
There were none 
from Bengal, but 
no one could say 
how long this 
state of mattery 
could last, for un- 
der the contagion ' ^ „^ „„„^ 


of the at first 

successful mutiny in Bengal the other Presi- 
dencies might only 100 soon join. A most 
anxious time followed, which was much in- 
creased by the presence close to the town of the 
large convict jail above spoken of, which by 
vthis time had received the uncomfortable addi- 
tion of niany of the troopers of the Bengal 
Cavalry at Merut who were the first to break 
out and commit untold excesses, and other 

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captured mutineer sepoys. At this time there 
was so much nervousness among the European 
population that many officers and merchants 
and clerks either sent their families to England 
or to sleep on board the ships in the rivor, but .. 
Mrs Carthew never left her husband's side. She 
remained with his sister in their home close 
behind ' the great 
convict depot 
wall, and even on 
one occasion, at 
the Mohamme- 
dan Festival of 
Mohurram, when 
an outbreak was 
thought probable 
and Carthew had 
his duties to do 
round about the 
town, inspecting . 
the police posts . 
and seeing that 
all possible pre- 
cautions were 
taken and guards 
alert, she insisted 
on accompanying 
him in a small 
buggy. He muil ■ 
do his public 
duty, and so his 
wife said that if 
an outbreak really 
took place there 
would be -M\ o 
chance for any 
of .them, and, therefore, that she would go 
with, and, if it were to be so, die with her hus- 
band rather than be left at home. Fortunately, 
things passed off quietly, but the mental strain on • 
those in responsibility was great, and was not 
loosened till some short time afterwards, when 
an Italian frigate on a scientific cruise round 
the world, calling at Moulmein, came up the 
river, and not knowing the regular saluting 


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point, fired a salute just opposite tlie town, 
wiiliin ono hundred yards of llie Magistrates' 
office, wliere he was silting on the bencli trying 
charges. The effect of the salute was magical. 
At the first shot there was a silence that could 
be almost felt, every native seemed fiozcn stiff, 
the Punka stopped ; at the second report there 
was a silent, stealthy movement towards 
the several doors ; and by tlie third or fourth, 
the ^fagistrate was absolutely alone. But 
almost immediately it had struck him that there 
was a regularity in the reports, and also that 
as they did not seem to be from shotted 
guns, they could scarcely mean real btisincss. 
His Court being empty, he coidd now see out 
of the front windows towards the main wharf, 
and there was a large ship just coming to anchor 
smothered with the smoke of her own guns. A 
very short time maile the position clear, and 
then the olficer commanding the frigate, who 
had heard nothing about the mutiny in India, 
speedily set all in Moulmeiii at their ease by 
opening his gun ports towards the town, and 
showing the black muzzles of his guns run out, 
ready for business if required. He also sent 
armed parties of his men, with drums and fifes 
playing, round about the town morning and 
evening, after which there was never a whisper 
of disaffection among native troops nor symptom 
of rising among the convicts. But the strain 
of his duties had been great, and Morden 
Carthew was advised to go to England for a 
year, which he did. 

In 1858 he returned again to Burma, leaving 
his wife in England, and obtained another and 
higher appointment — that of Deputy Commis- 
sioner of the Province of Mergui, the most 
southern point of British possessions in the 
Malay Peninsula, under the Indian Govern- 
ment. Here his duties were even more 
responsible, for he was in charge of 
the whole civil administration of the Pro- 
vince ; — Revenue, Police, Judicial, and 
everything that went under the description 
of " Government." He remained there just a 

year, and on the ist January, i860, when ho 
went on board the monthly steamer, the only 
connecting link with the rest of the world, 
expecting to greet his wile from home, he 
received an open telegram informing him that 
the s'lccession to the estate of I'jast Tinwald 
in Dumfricsshiie had opened to him and that 
he might come home " for good " as soon as 
ho liked. His superior at Moulmein, having 
heard of his good fortune, was considerate 
enough to send down an officer to relieve him, 
and so without a moment's loss of time he gave 
over his treasure and office, distributed his 
household goods, and started for home within 
24 hours. Thus, after a career of only 12 years 
from 1848 to i8f)o of very varied experiences, 
Morden Carthew said adieu to India and 
Burma, with some regret, for he was keenly ■ 
interested in, his work and the [leople, and 
would have willingly remained in harnes;. 

We must now speak of C^arthew no longer, 
for with the lands of East Tinwald he had 
to take the additional name of Yorstoun, and 
has since been known as CarthewYorstoun. 
The estate of l'3ast Tinwald was part of the 
lands of the last Duke of Queensberry, and was 
purchased by the late Reverend John Yorstoun,' 
minister of Torthorwald, who, having no 
children, left it to his nephew, the late Wihiam 
Grierson of Garroch, Kirkcudbright, with the 
proviso that if he had no heir of his own he was 
to select some male re[)resentative of liis (the 
Rev. John Vorstoun's mother), who was a Miss 
Ewart of Mulloch, and sister to the grandmother 
of Morden Carthew's mother on,^the Ewart 

Mr Grierson took a liking to young Carthew 
when he was a schoolboy, and afterwards 
seeing him when he was on sick leave in 
England in 1851, correctly measured him as 
one likely to do justice to the property, and, 
therefore, selected him to succeed to the 
Yorstoun lands, subject to the life-rent of 
another relative, the late John Ewart of the 
Register Office, Edinburgh, who also was 

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Morden Carthew, subject only to the life use his present appointment of Chamberlain on his 

of his widow, when the Gaxroch property fell Eskdale and Liildcsdale estate, witli residence 

to him. ; at Irvine House, near Langholm, where he has 

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from a cottage of three rooms into a com- ■ colleagues in tlie Duke's service. Mr Carthew- 
modious and picturesque liouse surrounded l)y Yorstoun has sometimes been asked liy former 
woods and slirubbcries of his own planting. comr.\llc5 how it came about tliat the Duke of 
During his residence in Dumfriesshire for the nucclcuch g.ive him such a rosponiiblc appoint- 
last 45 years Carthcw-Yorstoun has taken an meiit as charge of the Eskdale and Liddcsdale 
active part in County affairs. He has l)een a estates, seeing thnt he, they said, " knew nothing 
member of the County Council (rom the first, al)out estate management or land man.igcment." 
and was Convener from 1896 to 1902, but felt This was not quite the case, for from the first 
himself obliged to resign owing to the growing month of his settling in Dumfriesshire he set hnu- 
infumity of deafness. As a Conservative he self to work to learn about land management, 
contested the Dumfries Burghs in 1874 against and after the first year became his own factor and 
Mr Ernest Noel, bat though unsuccessful gave manager. His old friend, the late Mr Samuel 
such satisfaction to the party that he was asked Adamson, who had been factor for several years 
to promise to contest the seat again when before i860, most kindly encouraged him to learn 
opportunity offered, and, declining to accept the business for himself, and offered to give him 
payment o( his election expenses, was presented friendly advice whenever he wanted it. With this 
by his political friends with a splendid testi- help and with that of an able land-steward he 
monial in the shape of a large silver soon acquired a practical knowledge of land 
gilt bowl, two flagons, and four cups, which management, and especially of draining and 
are amongst the most cherished heirlooms planting, which his binds much needed, and so 
he possesses. within the first 15 ycais of his owneishi;) he 
On the loth of June, 1904, Mr and Mrs tile - drained over 1200 acres of land and 
Carlhew- Yorstoun celebrated their golden planted over 300 acres of wood, and rebuilt all 
wedding, and were the recipients of many his farm houses and offices and cottages, and 
valuable and valued testimonials of their good- laid out about ^24,000 in converting one of 
will and kindly feelings towards them both the most neglected and impoverished estates in 
from personal friends, including the Duke and the country into one the high condition of 
Duchess of Buccleuch and several members of which is apparent to every passer-by from 
their family, relations, and also from the parish Torthorwald to Lochmaben. Consequently, 
of Canobie and Liddcsdale district, who each when he undertook his present large and 
gave him beautiful silver gilt bowls and illumi- responsible charge he was not without a fair 
nated books of names of donors. The Burgh practical knowledge of what he would be called 
of Lochmaben and the tenants of East Tinwald upon to do. He had learnt in a small scale 
also gave him splendidly illuminated addresses what he would have to do in a la»ge scale, in 
with warm expressions of appreciation and the best po.ssible school, viz., at. his oaii 
goodwill, the tenants adding to the address expense. 

other handsome gifts both to Mrs Carthew- Mr Carthew-Yorstoun served as a captain in 

Yorstoun and himsell'. As a further proof of the militia regiment of the Border Counties, 

the friendly feeling that exists between himself now known as the 3rd Battalion King's Own 

and the officials of all ranks on the Duke of Scottish Borderers, from 1862 to 1877. He has 

Buccleuch's estate so long under his charge, a family of four sons and one daughter. His 

they presented him and his wife with several eldest son is Colonel Archibald Morden 

valuable gifts, so that he has a good tight to Carthew-Yorstoun, C.B., who commanded the 

be proudly conscious thai; h? haq earnpd th^ ?nd Battalion of the Black Watch throu^jh 

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ncnrly the wliolo of ihe war in Soiitli Africa, 
sliorlly after llic disaster of Magersfontcin, and 
was wo\iinlee1 at Taardehcrg. For iiis services 
in South Africa lie was made Commander of the 
li.ith and received the King's medal and South 
African medal wiili several clasps. The second 
son is also a distinguished soldier and served in 
South Ainca and lour other campaigns, for all 
of which he carries medals 

Mr Carihcw-Vorstoiin has been a keen sports 
man with " rod" and " hound," and constantly fre- 
quented some of the best rivers in Scotland and 
Norway, where he went regularly for ten years. 
He hunted regularly with the " Cotswold " and 
Duke of Beaufort's hocmds for some years, and 
was well known with the Dumfriessiiire hounds 
in the days when the late Mr John Johnstone 
of Malle.Tths was M.F.H., when he, with Joe 
Graham, liie huntsman, and the master made 
often a trio at the end of a long gallop. One 
memorable ■ run is recorded when the hounds 
met at Comlongon Gistle, the scat of Lord 

M.insfield, and finished on the further side of 
W'amphray, near Moff.U, wlu:n it was so dark 
that they had to be called off the scent, and 
next morning the fox was found dead about 
thirty y.irds l)eyond the spot where the tired 
horsemen and hounds had stopped. Mr 
CarthcwVorstoun gladly accepted the kirid 
hospitality of his friend the master to spend the 
night at ilallcaths, ami drove through iJumfries 
next morning (a Sunday) in his pink coat to 

In concluding these notes, it may not be 
out of place to mention that his dearest hobby, 
and one that stands him in good stead in the 
autumn of his days, is that of wood-carving, an 
art in which he far more than excels. Iiis work 
has been exhibited in London, Edinburgh, and 
elsewhere, and it is not so many years ago 
since the lieges of Dumfries had an excellent 
opportunity of inspecting some most artistic 
specimens in the Art Exhibition held in the 
new Academy. 

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An Account of tho* Family of the Rev. THOMAS CART'iIEW, 
of "WooDDRiDOB Abbey, who died in January, 1791. 

Harlebton, 18-18. 
Dear Alfred, 

Agreeably to your requetl I have furnithed yoti with the beit account my memory 

from heariay and oiherwue, enablet me to give (/ my father aud hit numeroue children, 

which icill i&rve to illxutrate the Pedigreei you have drawn out. Two only out of lixteen 

are living, my titter Laura and mytelf, who have both attained a greater age than our 

father and mother or any qf hit other children. Utw long we may be tpared Qod only 

Imowi. Adieu. 

,' ' ' Tour affectionate father, 


Ify fathfir, the Rer. THOMAS CARTHEW, of Woodbridgo Abbey, Patron and Per- 
potntvl Curat-o of the Pariah Church of Woodbridge, Lord of tho Manor of Woodbridgo late 
Priory, and tho owner of a conBidcrablo estate tlioro, Koctor of Little Boalings, and 
Pcrpctnal Curatfl of Ramoholt, in Suffolk, and Rector of Frettonham cum Stanninghall, in 
Norfolk, and olao Patron by purchaao of tho advowson of the Rectory of Monewden, in 
Sndolk.wag tho only surviving Son of Thomaa Carthow, of Bcnncro Hall, in that county. 
He was born at Dcnacre, August 4th, 1732, and died and was buried at Woodbridgo, in 
January, 1791, conHoquonHy he Whe only in his BOth year. He was educated at the 
Grammar School at Seaming, in Norfolk, under Mr. Brett, and was co-tomporary there 
with Thurlow, afterwards Lord Chancellor, and. Peter Routh, afterwards Master of the 
Grammar School at Becclos, tho father of Dr. Routh, President of Magdalen College, 
Oxford ; on leaving school he entered of tho Inner Tcrnplo, of which his father and grand- 
father had been members, and on the Slat August, 1754, was married at Weston, near 
Dcbclos, to Elizabeth Mordon, one of tho daughters o! the Rev. Thomas Mordon, Rector 
of Cantloy, in Norfolk, anJreeiding at Weston Hall, the brother of Sir Wm. Mordcn, Bart., 
and K.B. of SuflQeld, who afterwards took the name of Jlarbord ; — the Rev. T. Mordon hod 
, ia Ino year preceding married my father's mother; — after my father's marriage he resided 
chiefly in tho Parish of St. Clement Danes, London, though occasionally at the Abbeyi 
having the prospect of a large family with no promising prospect of success in the Law, 
and hia mother'i jointure dipping deeply into the income of his Woodbridgo estate,* 

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ho dotormincd, nrnlor tho advico of h'in nopliow, John Norrin, Enq., of Oroat Wyfihinphtim, 
to abandon that profcsaion, and qualify hiniaolf for the church, a^ ho not only had tho 
patronage of Woodbridgo church, bat from hia wife's family connection with tho Mordon 
family, (whoso principal posaoasod much church patronage,) had a fair prospect o£ profor- 
niont, ho therefore loft London and camo to reside at tho Abbey. Having obtained, 
through Blr. Norria, the nomination to tho curacy of Great 'Wychingham, as a Title for 
Ordora, ho was ordained in 17 , and in 1769 went to reside at' Wychingham Parsonage, 
whcro his daughter Anna and son Mordon wero born; tho Abbey having become 
nnt«nantod, and ho having boon prcaontod by Mrs. Atkinaon to tho Ilcctory of 
liittio Dealings, loft Wychingham, and camo to rcaido at tho Abbey, andtbcro continued 

■ to hia death. On tho death of the Rov. Mr. Clark, tho Incumbent of Woodbridgo, my 
father was in 1779, on hia own petition, inatitutod to tho Porpotual Curacy of that Pariah, 
endowed with tho groat tithes of tho pariah. In tho year 1761 he was presented to 
the Rectory of Frettenham cum Stanninghall, by his wife's uncle, Sir William (Mordcn) 
Ilarbord ; and in 17 to tho Perpetual Curacy of Ramaholt, Suffolk, on tho presentation 
of Robert Martin, gentleman, tho nephew of " Iloneat Tom Martin," tho celebrated Anti- 
quary, all which preferments ho continued to hold to tho timo of his death. 

After the death of Elizabeth, his flrat wife, (13th December, 17C3,) my father 

married secondly Mary Wall, one of tho throo daughters of Thomas Wall, Esq., Collector 

of tho Customs at Aldborough; she died in Juno, 1771, without issue; and on tho 10th 

May, 1774, my father married thirdly. Anno Donny, of Dccclos, one of tho five daughters 

^ of tho then late Robert Denny, of llyo, gentleman, by whom ho left eight children. After 

■ tho death of this lady in December, 1785, ho married fourthly, Elizabeth Ruasell, ono of • 
the daughters of ,'■ lii Ruaaell, of Otley, SvifTolk, always declaring that he was so happy 
aa a married man, that ho could not live without a wife. 8ho survived him, and went to 
reside at Colohoster, whore sho died, and was buried at Woodbridge in 18 . 

I will now proceed to furnish some details of the numerous family loft by my father, 
beginning with the issue of each marriage, first with the sons and then with tho 

The eldest eon waa born in St. Clement Danea, 4th November, 1758. After leaving the 
Grammar School at Ipswich, conducted by tho Rot. John King, ho obtained a nomination 
to the Royal Naval Academy at Portamouth, and in duo course entered the Navy; having 
attained tho rank of Lieutenant, hia ship, (the name of which I do not recollect) was 
captured by tho Americans, then struggling for independency, and he waa a prisoner, 
on parole, but for a short timo only, having been oichanged. On hia return to England, he 
and hia brother Thomas, who had obtained a Commission in tho Marines, wore both 
appointed to H.M.3. Hannibal, 74, Captain , one of the Squadron under tho 

command of Sir Edward HughosJ proceeding to the East Indies. Tho Hannibal whon 
alone on detached serviiio fell in with a Squadron of tho French Fleet, conaiating of five 
Bail of the line, commanded by Admiral • and after a gallant resistance waa 

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of tho French (loot in thoao Bona, had tlio boscnoBa to deliver oyer the whole ehip'a crow, 
officers ftnd mon, to tho tender mcrcioa of tho notorious Iljdor Ali j tho coinmisBioned 
olUcers wore all mnrched up tho country in irons to Dangnloro jail, and tho poor middiea 
and acumen wcro compelled to enter into tho tyrant'a sorvico, and many of tho former 
compelled to become JIahomcdiine. Tho two brothcro, their rclationRhip being unknown 
to tho tyrant, wcro by Qod'a providonco chained together by tho logs, and so continued. 
Buffering many hardHhipa, indii^nilics and privations till tho treaty of 178t, when by tho 
blessing of tho Almighty they had tho happincsa of again entering tho mansion of their 
father, by whom and his family they had boon mourned ns dead, no intoUigonco of them 
from the timo of their being dolivorod over to Hydor Ali having boon received. On their 
return, which I well recollect, tho fattod calf wag killed, and from tho estimation in 
which my father was hold, tho whole town and neighbourhood united in dcmonstrationa 
of rejoicing, bolla, fireworka, bonflroa, ale drinkings, io., ic. Having had the 
good fortune to obtain tho patronage of Admiral Sir John Jorvis, Lieutenant Carthew 
was on tho armament, called the Spanish Armament, in 178 , appointed first Lieutenant 
of H.M.S. Princo, dS guns, and in 178 obtained the rank of Commander, and was 
appointed to tho command of the Prince Edward, which ship, with a consort, commanded 
by O'lJrion, his senior ofiicer, was employed to convoy II.K.H. Prince Edward, with 

troops to Canada, in which service Commander Carthow had tho ill fortune to come into 
personal collision with his Iloyol Ilighnosa, who, contrary to the rules of tho aorvico, 
demanded to hold Court Martial on eoldiora guilty of offending, to which Commander 
Carthew refused to acccdo, but to which his senior officer had yielded, but having 
received a written order from hia aonior officer, Commander Carthow was compelled to 
Bubmit, though nnder protest; for which conduct, on hia return to England, he received 
tho approval of the Admiralty, as did that of Commander O'Urion their censure. 

Commander Carthow and his brother Tom aoon afterwarda visited Paria, in which 
capital they remained some timo j and I have heard them mention that on ono occaBional 
visit to tho Opera or some other theatre, they 03[iicd ^uffrien in the royal box, and that 
it was with much ado they restrained themselves from insulting him for his infamoua 
conduct towaids thorn, tho oxpressiona of which would doubtlosa have obtained for them 
royal apartments in tho Bastille. Upon the breaking <iut of tho Kcvolution, the brothers, 
then in Paris, had tho happincsa to lend their assistance to tho escape with them of some 
ladies of high rank and distinction, whoso names I do not remember. 

At tho commencemont of tho war with tho French Kopublic, Commander Cai-thow 
was appointed to tho command of the Redoubt, of ?,0 guns, c.illcd from tho weight of 
metal a Floating Battery, stationed on tho coast o£| Holland, under tho command of 
Admiral Mocbridgo, I believe, from which, having been appointed to the rank of Post 
Captain, in 1701, he waa appointed to the command of tho Brilliant frigato, of 20 guna, 
stationed in tho North Sea, under Admiral Duncan; <ind in 170G, Captain Carthow was 
appointed to the command of tho Eegnlus, of 41 gnilfl, on two decks, and in October in 
that year Bailed from Plymouth for the West Indie s, and in his passage out, under 
Admiralty ordora, he had the good fortune to fall in 
Spanish Corvetto, of 18 guns, and two Spanish morchan 
her convoy, by which he obtained a handsftmo share 

with and capture " El San Pic," a 
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destination, tho Rcgnlua W(\n ftllottod by the Commandor-in-Chiof on tlio etalion, Admiral 
Sir Ilydo Tarkor, who afterwards resided at Bonliall Lodge, to bo tho consort of tho 
Magicionno frigate, Captain Eickotts, nephew and hoir of Earl St. Vincent, who was 
unfortunately drowned when afterwards in the command of " IiO Ton.tnt,," 8 1 guns. 
Captain Carthow diBtinguished hiaiaolf much in tho various ottacks made on tho strong 
battrrios on the ifilands in possession of tho enemy, but wna finally, from ill health, 
obliged to bo invalided home. At the time alluded to, tho lato Captain John Fordyco 
Maples, CD., who married tho widow of my brother John, was -first Lieiitenant of tho 
Magicionno, and tho present Sir Wm. Parker, Commandur-in-Chief in tho Mediterranean, 
was a, middy. Whilst in command of the Regulus, tho Succcsa frigate, 32 guns. Captain 
Pigott, was under his orders as senior ofllcori this ill-fat«d ofTicer exchanged from her into 
tho Hormiono frigato, and with all his ofTicors were murdered by his own boat's crow, 
and tho ship given up to tho onomy. Whilst the Success was under tho orders of 
Captnin Carthow, ho had the painful task of remonstrating with Captain Pigott for hia 
barbarous and tyrannical conduct towards hia ship's company, to which had ho attended, 
hia own life and that of hia officers, as well as tho loss of tho Ilermione, and the evil of 
his example wo\ild havo bcon apoicd. Cajjtain Carthow, after his return to England, 
was never again afloat, but ro.aidod as an inmato with hia brother 1'om, (of whom hcro- 
aftor) for aome few years. Somotimo after tho death of Francis Bro')ke, Esq., who after 
my father's death, purchafled tho Abbey, and made it his residence. Captain Carthow 
ro-purchasod tho old family seat, and resided there to the time of hia death. In 180 , 
Captain Carthew morried Pleaaanco Myora, one of tho daughters of Graham Thomaa 
Myera, Eaq., only brother of General Sir W. Myers, Dart., and K.C.D., and niece of 
Mr. Thomas, the brother of tho present George Thomas, Esq. My brother attained tho 
rank of Rear Admiral, and in 1837 died intestate and without issue, cotat 70, and waa 
buried in tho family vault in tho Sekford Chapel, in Woodbridgo church. lie for many 
years fulCUod the duties of a Magistrate and Deputy-Lioutonant, as his father had done. 
Tho greater part of tho barracks at Woodbridgo were erected on part of the Admiral's 
estate, the rent -of which and of some frontage land on the opposite side of tho road 
brought him an income of upwards of ilSOO a year. On his death, the abboy and tho 
farm, called the Barrack Farm, also part of his lato father's estate, which he purchased, 
devolved upon his nephew Mordeu Carthow, tho eldest son of his next brother the Rev. 
Morden Carthew, then a Lieutenant, and now Lieut. -Colonel, commanding tho 21st Regi- 
ment Madras Nativo Infantry, at Singapore. The Admiral's widow aurvived him only a few 
years, and was buried in Kesgrave Church, whore her mother and her matornal relations 
were Interred. 

MoBDiw. MORDEN CART^E^V, the i second son, waa educated partly at the Lavenham and 

partly at tho Bungay Grammar Sffhools, and was entered of Corpus Chriati College, Cam- 

. ^ bridge, thon more commonly called Bennett College, from whence ho graduated, and 

was ordained by Bishop Bagot in 17 . having been appointed by his father to tho Curacy 

of Frettenham. From the great trfondship entertained for hia fat her, this bishop preaontcd 

• 1786 him* to tho small livings of the t 

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planted the lawn^ (ind rondorod it a oommodioua and ploaaant rosidonce. IIo married in 

1793, Mis9 Emily Tweed Pyko, then rcbiding at CoUisliall witli the Kov. J. Gordon, who 
had uiairied her mother, one of tho children of Ooor(jo Tweed Pyko, of Daylhorn Hall, 
in Essex, Esq., brother of tho Rot. Joseph Tweed, of Capol, and of lira. Hill, of Biiihall. 
Ilavinj^ tho prospect of a numcroua family, ho was induced, at tho Bolicitatiou of tho 
Kov. Joseph Church, Vicar of Great Maltiahall, in tho patronage of tho Bloater and 
Fellows of Caiua College, and a consideration to hia own advantage, in point of incomes, 
to consent to an oichango of preferment,^ which Mr. Church had interest to effect, and 
to which ho was induced from hia engagement to tho widow of Hartlott Gurnoy, Esq., 
who resided at Coltishall Hall, with a good jointure. This lady was tho eiator of tho lato 
Mr. CockoU, of Attloborough. Tho Rov. Mordon Carthew died, and was buried at J'' ~- 
Mattishall, in 1821, ajtat 61, leaving hia widow, two eons* and £ ovon daughtora; hia C CUixT^-^-*^— *- "iy- 
widow died in 1835, and waa buried in the churchyard of Leamington Priora, Warwick- 

THOMAS CARTHEW, tho third son, was educated at tho Bungay Grammar School, 
conducted by tho Rot. Thomas Rcovo, brother of Admiral Samuel Roevo and of tho 
celebrated Mrs. Clara RecTO, and entered tho Marino Service, in which ho obtained tho 
rank of first Lieutenant, and as such was with his brother in tho Hannibal, and his follow 
prisoner, at Diuigaloro. On his return from India, and being put on half-pay, ho entered 
himself a Fellow Commoner of Christ College, Cambridge, of which college his fellow- 
prisoner, Lieut. Harrison Shaw, R.N., of tho Hannibal, alao entered. His father dying 
before ho had taken hia degree, Bishop Horno, who then resided at Bath, whore he died, 
being fully satisfied with hia testimonials, kindly broke through tho general rule, and 
ordained my brother Deacon and Priest in the same week at the Abbey Church at Bath, 
by which disinlercalod conduct, aa tho presentation would otherwise have lapaod to him, 
my brother was enabled to take tho living of Woodbridgo, on the prosentution of the 
trustees of my father's estates. Ho married in April, 1701, in Woodbridgo Church, (at 
which I ofliciatod aa bridesmaid,) to Miss Ann Boggi8,'ono of tho daughtera of Isaao 
Boggis, Esq., an opulent gentleman, at Colchester, in whoso absence from homo, ho prev- 
ailed upon the lady to run away with him, old Boggis thinking a parson with an income 
not oicceding X tOO a year, an ineligible match for his daughter. The Rov. Thomas Carthew 
died in 18.31, totut G7, leaving his widow, two eons and ono daughter. Thomas, the 
eldest son, was a aolicitor at Woodbridge, in good practice; ho married first, Louisa, one 
of tho daughters of J. Clarkaon, Eaq., tho brother of the celebrated Thomas Clarkson, Esq., 
by whom he had no issue; and secondly, his cousin Charlotte Shaw, one of tho daughtora 
of hia father'a sister Francea, after-mentioned; he died in 18 , leaving his widow and two 
Bona. William Morden Carthew, the second son, waa broi:ght up aa a surgeon, and went 
over to Merico, but tho mines being exhausted, hia Eldorado proapocta vanished, and he 
returned home a poorer man than he went out, retaining, liowever, a comfortable incomoj 
ho now leads an idle life in tho Isle of Wight. Ann Co'jthow, tho daughter, lived in 
celebacy for aovorol years after her mot her' a death, and thfcn pleased herself, though not 
hor brothora, by marrying Major Thomas Py tchcs, a gontleiVian who had spent a handsome 
fortune, by whom ehe hod ono eon. Tho Rov. Thomas CarUliow, his widow, hia oldest eon, 
and firat wife are oil buried in a vault in Woodbridgo chuiichyard. 

• Uti eldest »on Morden, bcfore-meDiloncd, obtained t CadcKhlp In tho Indian Army, (Madru rrealdcno;,^ 
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JOnN CARTHEVV, tlie fourth eon, was cdncatxjd at tho Dodhnm Ornmmar School, 
under Dr. Orimwood; ho sorvod hia clerkaliip with Mr. Potor Jomiyn, a, Bolicitor of 
ominonco, at Ilnleaworth, and after his admiBBion, Bat down to practico at "VVoodVjridgfl. 
Ho married Mary, ono of tho daughtora of tho liov. Chriat^plior Jcaffroson, Rector of 
Tunatall, and diod September, in 1801., and waa buriod in tho South aislo of tho church j 
his widow aftorwarda niarriod Captain Jolin Fordyco Maploa, II. N., C.B., both of whom 
ajo dead. 

EDWARD CARTIIEW, tho fifth son, waa aleo educated at Dcdham, and entered 
tho Navy) ho waa ono of tho protcgca of Sir John Jorvia, afterwards Earl St. Vincent, 
and aaw a good deal of aervico in the Weat Indioa. Ho attained the rank of Lieutenant, 
had tho moat unenviable commmd of tho Signal Station at Tillingham, in Essox, from 
which he waa appointed to tho command of tho Orapplcr gun brig, atalioned in tho 
Channel, in which ahip ho died, off St. Marcou, in 1800, and waa interred in tho North 
porch of rortsmouth church, in which there is a etono to hia memory. 

CHARLOTTE CARTHEW, born at Woodbridgo, 20th November, 1757, dipd einglo, 
and waa buriod in the South aialo of Woodbridgo church, 11th September, 1801. 

ANNA CARTHEW, born at Great Witchingham, Gth November, 1750; married at 
Woodbridgo, 13th July, 178-t, to tho Rev. William CoUott, ono of tho Bona of Authony 
CoUett, of Eyko, gentleman. Ho for many years olhciated aa curate of Swanton Morloy, 
near East Dereham, during which time ho waa preaontod by tho Duko of Uodford, through 
tho intercat of T. W. Coko, Eaq., of Ilolkham, and tho friendship of hia brothor-in-law, 
Ralph Dutton, Esri., to tho livings of Buckingham and Eaaton Socon, to which ho had 
boon hut shortly inducted, when, upon tho death of tho Rov. Joshua Larwood, the 
Rector of Swanton Morley, ho was through the eamo interest presented to that living 
■ by Sir John Lombo, Bart., and on the death of tho Rev. Mr. Crowe, ho was presented to 
tho Rectory of Holkham, having of course reaigned hia proferment in Bucks. Ho died 
in 1825, leaving hia widow, ono aon and two daughters; Anna, his eldest child died 
Binglo; Slary married Thomoa Leventhorp, Esq., whom she autvived, and died when on 
a visit at her undo Thomas Carthew'a, leaving two sons, and was buriod in Woodbridgo 
church, William Collctt, tho only eon, is Rector of St. JIary'a, Thotford, where ho 
resides ; ho man-icd first, ono of tho daughters of Francis Rid<llo Roynolda, Esq., of 
Yarmouth, by whom he had iBPio; and aecondly, ono of tho daught<:re of Shelford 

BidwcU, Esq., of Tliclford, by whom ho has isauo. Sophia Collett married John 
Dc.ncon, Esq., then ono of tho great firm of Baring and Co., and aftorwarda and now ono 
of tho finu of Willi.Tma and Co., Bankers, Bircham Lano, whoso present roEidoncea aro 
Portm.TH Squ.Tvo and Mablcthorpo Park, near Tunbridgo, Kent; several children living. 
(My sister Collett died at Cl^pham, 2lth December, 1830, and was buried in Swanton 
Morloy by her husband.) Fra-lcos Collett, tho youngest daughter, married tho Rev. John 
Reynolds, tho present R-cctor of Nocton, Norfolk, one of tho sons of Mr. Reynolds, of 

bridge,, 15th June, 1790, to i 

botn at Woo<lbridgo, 7th May, 17C7) marriod at Wood- 
Uio Rev. Han-iaon Shaw, of Bongato, near Apiploby, in 
Westmoreland. This geutlcunin had previously been a Lioutcnant in the Navy, and waa a 
follow prisoner with uiy brotllcrs William and Thomas, at Bangalore j she Burvived him, 

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TliU comrlotoo tlio lilF>tory of (Im Ornt, fniiiily, niul I nlinll now give ft lilio doUil r( the 
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having required the Pnltnlion to go upon permanent duty at Yarmouth, wliicK Colonel 
Korrick did not approve of citlicr for himself or Ins townsmen, ho ronigncd his command, 
and obtn-incd permission to retain the separato command of tbo "Ifarlrflton Loyal 
Volunteora;" from ill health ho was however led to throw up Ihia command also, and tia 
tieithor of liis olTlcors poRflOBBod the ways and means to talto the command, tlio Corpa v/im 
disbanded. Tho mllltfiry ardour of Oeoryo Cartliow could not bo damped, and ho ontorod 
the Fliiton or Loyal Southolmham Troop cf Yeomanry Cavalry, commanded by Alexander 
Adair, Esq., of which Jlr. Robert Aggas, of Earaham waa Lieut., Mr. Thomas Drake, 
then of Wortwoll and afterwards of Earshara Park, was Cornet, and Mr. Samuel Barker 
Moion, of Woybrcad, was Quart<^ iiostT, to whose post Georgo Carthow succeeded, and 
continued there until the troop was disbduuod : — Mr. Adair not approving of tho troop 
forming one of a regiment as proposed, and going out on permanent duty ; perhaps also 
somewhat actuated by the knowledge that hia troop stood only as tho eiith, and 
that ho would bo placed under tho command of gentlemen of leas consideration than 
himself. On tho inth Juno, 180G, ho waa married at Wighton, Norfolk, by his brother- 
in-lawi tho Rev. W. Collett, to Elizabeth, the only child of Peter Isaac, of that place, 
gentleman, deceased, by Elizabeth, his wife, one of the daughters of Samuel Blyth, of 
North Croak Abbey, 'gentleman, by Elizabeth, hia wife, lato E. Bnrton, spinster, of 
Lndham, by whom he hod three sons. 

1. QKORaK Alfred, b. 20th June, 1807. 2. Robert T. Isaaok, b. 6th April, 1810, 
died at Hampstead, 19th Juno, 1831, buried at Redonhall, 8. Chables, b. 0th 
November, 1811, lost at sea, H.M.S. Redwing, in June, 1827. 

ROBERT CARTITEW was also educated at tho Ipswich Grammar School, and 
Jiaving through the patronage Of the Marquis Cornwallis, tho then Master General of tho 
Ordnance, obtained a Cadotship in tho Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, in or about 
1795, he in due course obtained the rank of second Lieutenant, in the Royal Artillery, 
and was for some few years stationed at Colchester; after attaining tho rank of first 
Lieutenant, ho formed one in tho expedition to Egypt under Sir Ralph Abercromby, ho 
was attached to tho brigade o? Guards, and participated in the glorious victory that coat 
that hero his life; and returned home safe and sound to wear, by Royal License, the 
Medol and Ribbon (orange,) presented by the Grand SciRnor, and was soon afterwards ap- 
pointed to tho Ilorae Artilloryl; and, as tho troop to which he was attached was stationed 
at Colchester ho had the pleasure of renewing hia friendly intercourse with its inhabitants. 
On his promotion to the rank /if second Captain, ho left the Horse Artillery, and was ap- 
pointed to the command of a JTield Brigade, which was for some time st-ationed at Wood- 
bridge, and afterwards at Colchester; having obtained hia company, he, to the no small 
envy of his brother offi^ jrs,,''wa8 ordered to join the expedition then fitting out for 
Spain, nndor Sir John Mo^roj throughout that ill-fated oipodition ho bore a share of the 
privations and harassinf ,i>- .fchos the army was put to, and after tho death of his noble 
commander, covering the fomlArkation of the troops with his guns till all wore on board, 
and safely effected tho oxphturkation of himself, guns and company, without a wound, 

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nature, however, was GilinuBtcd, and ho died on hoarl tlio frifjnlo ho wan cmluirkod in, 
■without a sigh, ob I havo boon informed, to tlio threat griot of all his brother ofTicors, by 
whom ho was ihucli oetecniod, and nioro parlicidarly of his own family, who woro justly 
prond of him, and of a young hidy, (Miss Klizaboth llrooko, daughter of Francis lirooko, 
of Woodbridgo -and Ufford, by his Rocond wifo, Miaa Sparrow), to whom ho had been 
greatly attached for a long period, and t<.^*hom ho would havo boon united, by tho 
sanction of all her family, had hia life boon spared ; had ho now boon living he would 
have boon a Major-Ooneral, and stood liotweon M. ^. Oliver and M. G. Lacy. IIi8< 
character »tood very high an an aotlvo and intolllgont < Ilcor.* 

CnARLES CARTIIEW was also at tho Ipswic. School— fancying ho should liko to 
bo a farmer, ho was removed to Mr. Tilncy's school at Ilarloston, then of groat reputo, 
ho having turned out tho great rrofQfjSor Vinco, and the celebrated Dr. Brinkloy, after- 
wards liifihop of Cloyno— it being at that time conHidcro'd osscntiol that a farmer should 
bo a Master of Mensuration I On leaving Mr. Tilncy, ho was placed with Sir. Benjamin 
I Reeve, a largo and intolligont farmer at Wangford, whcro ho remained about two years; 
but tho ploughshare was doomed to ho turned into fi sword ; and an Ensl'Tncy was 
piirchased for him in the 39th Regiment, commanded ty General Nosbitt Balfour, then 
oipectcd homo from tho West Indies; and in tho interim ho resided yyhh mo at Bungay, 
and was much respected. On tho arrival of his regiment ho was ordered to join, and was 
for some time stationed at Winchester and tho Isle of Wight; ho soon afterwards 
succeeded to his Lieutenancy, without purchase, and embarked with his regiment for 
Malta; and Had one morning tho pleasure of finding his name in orders, as Captain; hia 
brother Robert having purchased a Company for him ; the 2nd Battalion of tho regiment, 
to which as junior Captain ho was attached, served throighout the Peninsular War; he 
commanded tho Light Company at tho Battle of Albutra, and received tho thanks of 
Lieut.-Goneral Sir William Stewart, (who commanded th^Division to which tho 39th was 
attached) for tho gallant conduct of tho Light Infantrr under his command. At, tho 
Battle of Vittoria ho was wounded, a cannon ball having passed between his logs, by the- 
wind of which ho was seriously bruised, which laid him up for some length of time in tho" 
Hospital at Vittoria; his brother officers were wont to joke about Corthow's "Patent 
Straddle." The 2nd Battalion in tho Peninsular Am . ^a ordered to proceed to 
Canada, under General Sir Edward Pakenham, under wa jommand he served in tho 
short campaign against tho Americans ; tho regiment wa '^vards ordered to form ono 
of tho Army of Occupation of Paris. Soon after tho Peoc ^^ rogimont was sljitionod in 
Ireland, (Captain Carthow having then obtained tho brW tank of Major); tho service 
in Ireland wa-s rather severe, and the Major was honourab ' . I'ntioned for his conduct at ' 
Bantry. Whilst stationed at or near Limerick ho form ' 'matrimonial alliance with 


• Tho wotch now worn by mc, O. C, wnn wllh him during tho i' 
School liiblc, bod when I was ot scliool nt IpRwIch, which on my lc» 
accompanied him throvigh his ci^mpnl^nn in I'.ovpt and Spain, and vho pv 
Psalmo were of his making : the Medal with Itfl Ribbon came Into my p 
Mies Brooke, who died In Italy j on her death It wa« sent to my «l6tci 
godson) Thomas Wade, in wbOM poageitlon It now i«. 

I i and amon(!"t my hooka In an old 
'.la taken by my brother Ilobcrt, it 
'Inures at the hcnda of many of the 
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mannging partner of tho 
previously been tliG proprk 
on tbo businosB of a Corn ( 
rendered incapable of cond _ 
on tho trade of Wine and S 
was buried at Woodbridge, 1 . 
Henry Winson, of Woodbri 
Wood, of Melton and Wooi 
Street, Soho, Loudon ; and 
daughters, Laura, Anno, and 

1 Tlic TvWow well nflcrworila coi; 
i Their youngrn »on Is Gcncrol' 
3 Slio nurvircU licr husband liu 

W. 8, LInion, Iho eminent Wood E 

aa a DOTellBC. j^ 

■ of Steward and Co., Brewers, in that town, having 

r, tho Liino Kiln Quay, at Woodbridgo, where ho carried 

oal Merchant, having from a severe mental attack been 

g the Brewery, ho returned to Woodbridgo, and carried 

• ^Merchant and the busincBB of an Auctioneer. Died and 

'. ig two sons by his first wife, only child of 

..Drapiir. Charles who married a daughtj?r of Mr. John 

'go. Solicitor; and Robert, a Surgeon, residing in Dean 

ly sister, two sons, Thomas and William, and three 


;.:il n diiuphtcr naracil ricasi 
■lliur liorton,,, Goveint 
:iivfl, and died in London : I.a 
er: Uc afterwards married Mi 

ncc, who died In her mother's life time, 
r of Malta. 

ra, tlic eldest daughter, having morrled 
1 Lynn, who has oltalnod somo celebrity 

Miss Mary Anno" Brown, one oi-^'tho daughters of John Southwell Brown, of Mount 
Pleasant, Esq., a near relative of Lord Viscount Southwell. On tho return of the i;egi- 
mcnt from Ireland, tho 2nd Battalion having become incorporatod, it was stationed at 
Chatham Barracks, at which place, from tho offects of a Bovcro cold, caught in his 
attendance at i\ miliUry funeral at Gilliugham, somo latent iulornal dinorder waa 
brought into active operation, and ho ditX' after a few days illness, leaving his widow 
cncointo, and was buried in Chatham Churchyard with unusual military honours, Ihe 
vi)iole Regiment firing over his gri,*-b, instead of lueroly his own Company.' 

ALFRED waa also at iho I nvich Grammar School, having chosen tho Navy as a 
profession, ho served as Midsliii,.>,-an .vj' ],'.^ brother in tho West Indies, and on tho 
latter's return to England, ho continued in tho Magicienne, and obtained tho rank of 
Lieutenant. From sorao unhappj- miaunderatanding with his Captain, ho was induced, 
through the adWco of some iuterested mocismatos to cut and run, rather than take the 
chance of a court martial, to tbo no small regret of his brother, to whom his Captain 
wrote and expressed his regret at tho precipitate step he had taken, as a roprimaail would 
have been the extent of a court martial. Ho lived with me at Harleston for nearly a 
year, during which time I know not but that ho was a Lieutenant in the Navy on half 
pay. Through tho interest of _£ir Francis Ommaiioy, the Navy agent, ho obtained a 
Cadetsbip in tho East India Company's Service, Bombay Presidency, and obtained his 
Lieutenancy, and' was unfortunatoly killed by ^is horse running away, and bringing him 
in collision with the arm of a true. 

MARY ANNE, married in 18 , to Charles Dashwood, of Beccles, Surgeon, one of 
the sons of Jarrett Dashwood, Eb(i., (brother of Richard Dashwood, Esq., of Cley), by 
.Lorina, one of the daughters of John Farr, Esq., of Beccles and Cove. She died in 
October 17th, lb28, leaving two Bins and three daughters, and was buried at North Cove. 

LOUISA, married in 1804 or ISOo, to the Rev, John Drew Borton, Rector of BloGold, 
who died 9th May, 1817, leaviu; his widow, four eons and one daughter. She died at 
Winchester, 10th March, 1818, 'md woa buried in tho same grave with her husband, at 
tile East end of tho Chancel wall at BloUeld.'^ 

LAURA, married in 1803, to Mr. Searlea Wade, of Ipswich, tho resident and y 


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EMILY, umrriod in 18 , at Bocclos, to John Th mus Fuller, Raq,, a Lieutenant . ' Emilt. 
Royal Horse Artillery, then stationed at WoodbriJgo ; on obtaining the rank of second ' 
Captain, he feorved in the cipodition against Coponha;on,.and again at Algiers, with .. ••■• 

'Lord Exmouthj being in both cases attached to tho Rwlcot Brigade. On the death of 
his fatl>cr, ho wont and resided at Borolmtri, in Subsoj and on the death of his il'ncle, ., ■ ■ 
Major Fuller, ho resided in tho family seat .it lleathfio'J. My sister died at Hoathfiold " _. , 
in 18 , leaving throe daughters, Emily, who marrlo^ tht|<Ilev. Edward Langdalo, Rector ■ . 
of Eaat IloUiby, in Bussei) Fanny, and Mary. f~' . ... 

My honoured father, the writer of the preceding notes 0/ family history, practised for 
many years at tiarlesion, as an attorney and Solicitor, iu T^artncrBhip with Mr, William 
Webb, cf Pulham, (commonly called Captain Webb, being com. landor 0/ the rult\am Corps 
qf Volunteers^, and died at his residence in J/aricsion, . pn Ao 81«i of May, 18G1, my 
mother having pre-deceased him on the 23rd April, 18G8.i Iia\ are buried in Redcnhall 
Churchyard. --'' '^ "^V 

/ have caused them to b» printed for the information t .^^ \membert of the family, 
lo whom they may be interesting. O. A, 0. ^1880. ^ ""^ . ' . ' 

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SIK JOHfl :SP^':^'CI':R E '.VAirr, of C1 ^M(}CL!^UG11 ^ I.AiiClloL?/. (ana brought 
up-to-datG in September, 193'1 by V/rn. r.\vart) . 

TliQ fr.rriilyof Ev/art lu oriu of t))o oliluut In Gnllov/ny, nna cnmo 
origlnnlly from RoxburKh and the J^ordoru. Tlio Ewartii orWulloch 
cannot be traced back further than I'lBO, but according to tradition 
an anceatdr oil the family occornpanied Sir James Dour.^lna on hia 
expedition with the heart of King Itobert ]3ruce, a auppocition baced 
no doubt on the heart in the Armorial bearingij of the family, and it 
iG to be preaurlled that the Ew; ^nc of Llullcck are an offahoot of the 
very much oldeil family of Rwart ot iJoditibog in Dumfriesshire. 
V/ivth regard to 'ithia latter branch of the family it appears that the 
lands of Shallgyllys and Syitynhowya were granted to Neil Ev/art 
of Bodiabeg by i5eor(?e, Earl of f!arch and Lord of Annandale, which wnc 
confirmed by a charter of King Itobert II., dated June 26th: 1.373. 
The family wao also poasesaed of IBodiabeg in 1594 for in that year 
Neil Ewart of Bodiabeg was granted a "romiaaion" for the slaughter 
of John, Lord Maxwell, '-Varden of the Marches. This Neil Ewart was 
aerved heir to his grandfather John Ev/art, in the lands of Bodiabeg 
and "Gkytyngholme" evidently the Syftynhowys of the original charter. 

Ma1or Robert Ewart of Allerahaw and Sailfoot, an officer in the 
3rd Batt. K.O. Scottish Borderera, ia now the repreaentativ e in the 
direct line of the Ewarta .of IBodiabeg but his connection with the 
E'.varta of Mullock cannot be traced. Several other Ewarta are men- ■• 
■tioned in early charters and )X)ok3 whom at present it haa been 
found impossible to connect with either branch of the family:- . 

A Mr. John l^rmvt ia named In the roll of Lord William Douglas ■ 
troop of Claverhouoe'0 Regiment, "The Royal Regiment of Horse 1678.^ 
All the members of this rorfimea ....-.•e gentlemen. ; 

A "John Ewart Chaclaio" Id .....Micloaed in one of the rerreglea ■ 
Chartera dated 2bth April, 1485. +H-(oft 

Aa the Ewarta purchased Mullock from Maxwell of Terreglea thia , 
John Ewart clearly belonged to the Mullock branch. ^ r^ -, . ^ -. I 1 

A charter exiata grantin^r the landa of Northf ield and,/.ulliela ( 
in Dumfriesahire to one John Ewart and Janet Johnstone his v. fe I ; 

dated 1549. but thia couple appear to have no connection with Mullo^«^^ 

A "William Ewart of Kelton and Duittle" also appears in a char 
■ '^ -'^" > >• rrh 1677. This charter v/aa confinned by King James VI. 

' -'.n E;vart, dated llolyrood 4th: December 15B6. ' - 

.ri of Mullock waa for many yeara intimately 

, ,wo (ilacory and welfare of the boix)Ugh of Kirkcudbrigh 

a. .a c...- v>ii.-v.'e of Chief Ma/'fiatrate there was .repeatedly filled by a 

member of it. Mr. John !-)./art of Mullock represented Kirkcudbright i 

the Scottish Parliament of 16Gli John E^.vart of Mullock hia son in _:- 

King Willi am Ill'a first Parliamenti and William Ewart, another son, 5 

in 1678. In later years Mr. William Ewart, a member of the family,^ 

^ has Represented Dumfrieu and the 13order Iwrourcha. -.^ „h+v^ ^ 

Doth in peraon and Marriage the family identified itself with - 
the cause and fortunes of the Covenanters and Mr. John .'^/art of 
Mullock was sentenced in 1663 to be banisned from the realm for nia 
complicity in the movement. „.^^„^ 

The first of the family of whom there ia any authentic record 
' waa Andrew EVvart, Treasurer of KiL-rkcudluglit :-j- ■ 

1. Andrew Ewart Treasurer of Kirkcudbright, waa l>orn about lo40 
He ia repeatedly mentioned in the torough records butweon the years 
1576 and 1591. 

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■(2) ' II. John Ewart of Mullock v/ao born about 1570. He becnrne a' free- 

man in the year 1601 and a Bailie of Kir:ccudbri/<ht in 1611 freia which 
,-, year on to 1635 he repeatedly occupied that position. In 1611 he 
•• purchased the eatntea of I^ullock and Dx-umore from Maxwell of Terrerlea. 

■ His will is dated 13th: May 16-10, and iij witnessed by Adam ':^f/nrx, ' 

■ ' Thomaa I-^wart and John Invert v/ho we may infer were near relatione'. lie 

had undoubtedly one brother, James, whose daut^hter, Helen Ewart 
married her first cousin, The second John Ewart of 'l/.ullock . Ile'had a^s. 
two sons, John who succeeded- to the estates, and Robert who is mention', 
■ . in the J^roceedin/?s of the "Kirkcudbrif^ht V/ar Committee" as a "Burr/er 
of Kirkcudbright," , , 

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i;.. III. John Ewart of Mullock was born abouc 1595, and liko his father ' 

•; Was a Merchant of Kirkcudbright. He was a bailio of Kirkcudbright in ' 

■ 1630, in which year he was appointed to go as Corrjniscioner for the 
;.,-^borough to Jedburgh and then proceed to Edinburgh to pay the "cheker". ' 

(Exchequer.) Ho waa first chosen Provost of the town in 1649 and ;'• 

., ; afterwards repeatedly filled the office of Chief Mag-iotrate. The ■ •' 

•■ borough records state that "he had the greatest trade with Holland of , 

;. •• any in the town" and that in 16AA he advanced money for the defenceo ' : 

: ! of Kirkcudbright. He was, a Member of the Kirkcudbright V/ar Corr.Tiittee, 

; ia^ organization of the Covenanters) and a Commissioner in the Stewartr 

; .': for the collection of imposts raised by order of Charles II ' a first 

■ . Parliament after the Restoration. He himself represented Kirkcudbright 
■; I in this Parliament. He married his first cousin, Helen PXvart, and had 

■ ;, three sons i- John, who succeeded to Mullock: /andrew who died, young: an 
•, ■;., V/illiam after.varda r.lember of Parliament for Kirkcudbright. I 

;■ ; His son :- , , ■ i 

'. .■ IV. John Ev/art of Mullock was born in 1622, entered the Town Council 
r ,• of Kirkcudbright in 1647, became a Bailie in 1653, and married Marion, 
•■■ ■ daughter of John Brown of Carlulth. Ho bccnmc Provost of Kirkcudbrigh 
■.. '. and occupied that position for a considerable time representing the 

borough also in Parliament. For his sympathy v/ith the Covenanters and' 

; hie refusal to act as Pi-ovoat any longer under the l-^piscopal Government 

;. he was, in 1663, carried as a prisoner to }Cdinburgh, together with Lord 

. . Kirkcudbright and John Carson of Senwick, and v/as lodged in the Tolboot 

Wiiore tne town cross sxiij. oears xne xexT,eru ij.ri.w. ^ tJT,aruixn^i xoi- uouu- 
Ewart of Mullock) in his memory. / 

His brother, V/illiam, who was bom in 1625, waa elected Provost 1 
1664 on hia brother's refusal to act any longer in that capacity. H': 
Was chosen Provost by the Commissioners (lord Galloway, Annandale, /■ ' 
Linlithffow, Drumlanrig and Sir John V/auchope of Niddrle) who were sef v , 
down by the Privy Council to enquire into the riots at Kirkcudbright' / 
He also represented Kirkcudbright in Parliament in 1678 and his onl^' ,'T^ 
Samuel Ewart became Provost in 1710. The latter commanded a body of 
/oot in 1715 and marched from Kirkcudbright to Dumfries to take part m 
the defence of that town a.f^ainst the Jacobite forces.. _ _ . 

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V,.'; had a numerous famiij \?' rS'^rt ,v e Th?'/"":^^? ?^ ^'^''^ ^^ ''^^^ ^'^ 

r.'-- of Kella in Kirlccudb^iVht nf tl^^ h . f ^^^:f'^'^■'^ .Mlnloter of the Parioh 
i,-; reli;,ion, a po.ltio^which he rccuo^r^o'r 'p'vo°%''' Presbyterian 
^•.'•'. published by him uoon th^ onSi + "^ ^' ^^^^^3- A statement 

;■ Stewartry, which appeared in thf^^^.tf^H^'^-^'^''''''^} appearance3 in the ■•, 
V:- • interesting^ ns r'h.v^'^nS ^ ^^^"^ -ar^azmo is both amusin;? and 

•• Au/TUQt 1739 and is buried there. ^le l.^ft Fnl n^v ? f^^^^. 16th: •■■ 
• aurvivin/, son, James Ewart, from whom sp.ran^^'a Sr nch o'%h'^'?^iv - 
- SJ' ^^fP^esonted :by A'iss Kv/art, Clan Ivor Lod4 B??SL o - V 11 n ^ ^• 
^Stirlingshire., :,,,:.Uilloc:< v/ao sold to Lord Cai:< ' r^ in ^8°G ' 

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^ died In 1799. f ^''''' '^ Troqueer, Kxr;<cudbri.,ht, for 58 years, anc 

■ Scotland1n'l7'5''the1'v"'?ohn'' """'' ':^ Cumberland's Army was enterin, 
oarish to weVcom^' ^t Zl ^°^", Jr^^'^"^ ^^^« out at the head of his whole 
amonrst hia floH/^t^ ^^-P^:^^'^^^^ unanimity of Anti-Jacobite feeling - 

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■ It fir°^h^^^''''^^ "f ^"'^^ °^ Kirlccudbright on the .30th: Aoril 1759. ■ 
tl.l^^^J yt . "^V^^^P^^-^ '^^ have embraced any profession but 

■ on hil't'^aveisto'w If ^r^''^"'"" '' 'JJacdonald of Clanranald. //hilst ' 
T^>.r^ Q+ ., "-^^ fortunate enough to make the acquaintance of S- - 
John Stepney, then British Winistt^r at Dresdr-n '■ ho ton- ^ ? . /+ t, ■ 
and When transferred as Ambassador to BoJn^^'maS: J^r^^arr^Ls? S'" 
private Secretary and afterwards Secretary of^^iibassv In th^-^eonn 

?: r s^r:m\^^P7^?o^^^P.^^'^^^^^^^^^^^°^ thatf after acting as^Char^ d'^f- 
xalros rrom 17P7 to 1788, he was, on the Sth.-'Au'^st 3788 at the 

\l.7r.V V'^l'-'"''^^ ^^^ ""' ^' appointed Bnvoy l^rtraord nar^ ^'rd ''nister 
Plenipotentiary to the Kin^T of Prussia. As /ui^bassndor /t B-^l n 
)he Vigorously opposed the partition of Poland incurring Se buier •■ 

^;::r or t': l^\'V^rr r^ ^^^^^'^^ -'^^^ when'hfs'SLth'o^cured • 
?o be poisoned P' (1' "'^^^^"^^^^ unjustly, accused of havinrr caused h: 

U °^^PO^-^"ed. He also gained groat credit for his sharp ^n nutt^np- 
-.down the revolutionary party in Holland and re-es tablishinr the^'rincf 

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y*^'.ltln;< to the Queen o- ?vc:, r.nd eldest d.-.uTdt5r c. ?red:^icd Count '. 
vom './artenaleben^ riofniarsch-all to the Klni"^ o,;' Prussia, the repreaentativ' 
of one nf the oldest and moat dia tlnf;Liiohed Military families in 
Gormany. His Royal Hir^hneaa the Duke oi' York was present at the ceromoi 
Unfortunately for the future of tlie family ^."r ^^wart was not deotinei 
to live to receive the hiifh honours which undoubtedly awaited him. His 
vl health breakin^f^ down, he "left iierlin on the 3rd of November, 1791 and ci. 
''A at I]ath on the 27th of January, 1791- at the early ai{e of 33. A promiioo 
;'V" . 'Of the order of the liath had Just been made to him but he did not live 
,*;'-t to r ec^ive this distinction. His wife and three children were 
!''•] befriended by the Duke and Duchess of York who took them to live at the 
ly jpalafce at Catland's Park, the Countess being appointed a Lady-in-V/aitinf{ 
•'•-''■ to Her Royal Ilirrhneas. To Mr Ewart's only con the Duke 'a friendship 
{.■'•land' p'atrona.rre were always freely extended. 

£■ \ il,v jowart undoubtedly possessed ".'rent diplcm.atic ability: indeed ho 

.-.i'^/hvas' considered by Mr Pitt to be on^,- of t>ic able:-t men of tr.e day. -He 
•"■^'Hvas 6Hort, sandy haired, and possess^-d of a quick tcm.per, and .f^i^eat 
;■ lobs tinacy, qiialities which induced L'r. Pitt to describe him a3 tne 
v.; . I'iras cible Scot in Berlin." ]{q was buried in Bath Abbey. 
■"., ' Hia brother, V/illiam^ an eminent merchant, who m.oved from rlirkcud- 

■'■"■. Wight ito Liverpool, was the close friend of another m.erchant tViere 
^_.,.,,' . r G^ladstone, who had also com.e to Liverpool from. Dum.fries, and when 

. "■ the letter's son was born Mr William E^.vart became his f^odfather. The 
:'.■ aon i William Ewart Gladstone) was in later years Prime Minister of 
V'Engiandi V/llliam }3wart ' s son, William, who v/as born at Liverpool in 
V J8K, represented Liverpool, and latterly Dumfries Bur/T:hs in Parliament, 
■:['.: 'ani, after sittin.f^ in Parliament for over -38 years, during which time 
;■■', he brought in a number of very useful measures, retired from politics in 
Vi '■■.. -I.'.359. lie died in 1869 at his Wiltshire home Broadleas Devizes. T'nia 
■\.. \7hich' isi nov/ represented by William, P.erbert, Lee, Ewart who still 

,V;- live at his grandfather's (Williom )'?.-.'art ' o) houoe Broadlj^^ao ^.— - -^-r^.. 

■•■• ; Hio (Joseph Ewarfs) 3om- ' 

^: VIII, John Frederick Kv/art v/as born at Berlin in July 17B6 and entered ' 
,.r. ., thG Aniiy at the ai'.^o of IG an nn l-Jusiga in tiiu 52na Li^;bt Infantry. Ho 
^^i:' served with his l^^giment at the bombardment of Copenhagen, the battle 
■ ' o^^Vimelra (wounded), the Expedition to Walcheren, the battles of Fuent 
.—''-^u'Onor, Salamanca, and Gabugal, and the sieges of Badn,1oQ (wounded) and 

Cuidad Rndrigo. He commanded the York Chasseurs at the Capture of 
■■■ Guadaloupo and the 67thj Reglm.ent at the oiogo of Asseorghur. Ho oub- 
.;, ', sequontly held command of the Coventry District in England. ' 

■f-< He married Lavinia Isabella, daughter of l^ear Admiral Sir' Charles 

I' Brisbane K.C.B., Governor of St Vincent^ a member of the family of 

Brisbane of Brisbane, Ayrohirej, and a most distin.qtiished J/aval Officer, 
who, as Captain of the fam.ous frigate "Arethusa" had gained a v evy high 
reputation for him.aelf. A brother of Sir Cijarlea^ Commodore Sir James 
Brisbane K.C.B., was Flag Captain to Lord Ex-mouth at the bombardment of 
Algiers, and the towrr of Brisbane, Australia, is nam,ed after his cousin^ 
General Sir Thomas Makdougal Brisbavie Bart^ G.C.D., G.C.H. Governor of 
New South Wales, ^ 

Lieutenant-Genoral E^.vart;, who was in poaaosoion of the C.B. 
Peninsular Medal with 5 clasps _ and tlie }iourhx)n order of the Flour do L3 
died on 23rdJ October 1P54^ and was buried in Konaal Green Cemetery, 
London . ' . „ 

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.(5) IX. John ■ AlGxrindo-r Ev/ai^t 'v/ftO born in Inci;i on June llx'n: 1P,21 and onterL 
• ■ ' the Army as on !::n3ipfn in the 35th; l{e;-;imen'c- !^xchanrclnr^ to the 93rci; 
• -^ . Southerlnnd lli.R^hlanders he sor-ved throur/hout the Crimean V/nr, 
:•■'■' the bnilloa of Alrrsa, Balnclj-AVn, Inkera^nn, and the aio;':e of S^boo .wr,..L 
|;;.» (:.'ednl with A claGps^ Lv.^c•^lon of Honour, 5th: Claos Med,1idie, Sfirdinian 
■; ;. : and Turkish I.iodnlo) . He nlao served in the Indinn J.^utiny with the 93r^ 
•■:;■■ being severely wounded a"C the of the oecundrabafjh where he 
•:. ;'■ , parsonally captured a ^olour. u. v,'...m ■^.n'ain very severely wounded (lef'i- 
V ;• ' arm carried away) when in action with the Gwalior rebels at Cawnpore 
•• V (J.'edal and clasp for relief of Lucknow C.Q. and A.D.C. to the Queen.) 
,.■•■;• Exchannfin/^ as Lieutenant-Colonel to tl'ie 73thi Ili/^hlandera Yiq commanded 
;. ':" that rej^ment for a period of five years. As a ^.'a.j or- General he also 
;:;■, held command of the Allahabad Division of the Indian Arm.y, and he Gub- 
[ : seQuently retired as a Full General from, the Active Lis'c. He v/as 
;;■' created K^G.B. on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Jubilee (,1P>S7) , v/as 
'•.;.,. Full Colonel of the 92nd: Gordon HiR:hlander3 for II years^ and was after 
•, V .Wards transferred in 1895. to the Colonelcy of the Ar^-^yll and Sutherland 
••;' , Highlanders. 'lie m.arried in 1858^ Francos^ eldest daunfhter of Spencer 
;■• '■ Stone, Hsq.^ of Callin/^v/ood Hall, Staffordshire, who died in 1P73. In 
■■ ■' -1890, he purchased Craif^eleuch House, near Lanr^holm, J^umfriesshire. He 

■ '.vas J, P. for buth Dumfriesshire and Staffordshire. ile died June 18th 
;■' -.190^. He hai! throe bro tilers Vice- Admiral ^^wart C.B., r-;ev V/illlam l^^vart 
]. I.'.A., and Lieutcnrvot-General C.B. 'j'-vart, Governor of Jersey, whose ddoat 

son is Capxain C.F.S. Hwart late of the 78th 2 Hi/^hlandoro . 

His (Sir John ' s) son :- 
'.' X. John Spencer H-.vart v/ns born on I.'arch 22nd2 18G1^, was educated at 
■. Harlborourfh Collenfe, and entered the Army in 1881 as a Lieutenant in the 
••• 79ths Cameron Highlanders „ He served with the Rei^'iment in the Hrryptian 
.'■■ Ca^.palrrn of 1882; at the battle of Tel-el-Kobir, in the 2Mle Fxpedition 
.' . and with the Soud'an Frontier Field force ■ includinrc the enr^afrem.ents at 
y- Kosheh and Giniss (Medal with two cl<^,spSj, 5th: Class Med.lidie, and 
V ,'; Khedive's Star). :'; 

■!• •, He held at v/;iriou3 times the positions of Garrison Ad.lutant in' Ef^yp^ 

j '. A.D.C. to the General Officer Commandinp,- in Scotland, and y.llitary 
;• Secretary to the Governor of J^Tlta (General Sir Arthur Froemantle K.C.M.C 
,;v _ C.3.). He served, in the Soudan in 1898^, South African .Var 1899-1902 
■• " (Lledala), was I.^ilit'-^ry Secretary to the Secretary of State for V/ar, and 
■• Secretary of the Selection Board 1904-1906, D.M.O. at the V/ar Office 
'■ 1906-1910^ Adjutant-General to the Forces (2 military members of the Army 
■'. ' Council) 1910-191-:, A.B.C- General to the Kinr^: 1910-191^1, General Officei 
■., Com.mander-in-Ghief'scottioh Command 191^-1918, Lt-Gen 1911, K.C.3. Hon. 
■','~^Col. Athi Batt. Q.O. Cameron Highlanders 1908-1920, Retired 1920. J.; . 
';• for Dumfriesshire, ■ J.'Iarriod in 1891 ]tobln, daurthter of .V.a.-^or G.V/. Piatt, 
■■;' Dunallan, Bridge of ' Allan, Stirlingshire. He died in September, 1930. 
General Slr/Jo>in Spencer Fwart had three brothers, Admiral Arthur 

Ewart R.:[. Ma.'jor VV .D. ICwart 79th: Cameron Highlanders, who also served ■ 
■-'■ in Iwgypt, on the Hile and in the Soudan^ and Lieutenant Ronald Hwart, 

The Black Watch. 
■Marion Frances, bora Qct -itn: ic,'..:, marrxuu ^np . ^ ' ' ^ "'"'I'^laov^ 

X , " HlB daughter:- . ^ , ^ _, , 

>Mnrion Frances, bora Oct -Ith: 18..2, married Cot A. ).unro (70th:Cam: Ilg> 

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in the year 

The first side is designed to shew his 
line of descent throuL^h his paternal Ancestors. 

The second side to shew the line of descent 
of the Colby family of v/hich he is the 

ITie third side to shev/ the line of descent 
of his Grandmothers family Morden. 

The fourth side to shew his line of descent 
through his Mothers family Pike, 

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read from left to right. 

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II. Carthew - v/ith an ine scutcheon. 
Azure, three O7/I3 argent.- TREvVOLLA. 

Francis Carthev; of Carthew in the 
Parish of St. Issey - 20th. Elis . and 
his wife v/ho was the heiress of John 
Trewolla of Cannalidgy in the same Parish, 

Their youngest son Tliomas Carthev/ 
married - daughter of V/illiam Calraady of 
Little Petherick and had issue Thomas III, 
and other children. 

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III. CAETHEV/, impalins jVzure on 
a fess argent , bctv;een three plates 
a cross putuee gules - LiVV/RY. 

Thomas Carthev/ of Cannalidgy 
(ob. I648) and his wife Grace daughter 
of Hugh Lav/ry. Their elder son. Thomas 
Garthev/ of Cannalidgy (ob , I709) married 
Mary daughter of Baker of Lanteglos and 
had an elder son Thomas Carthev/ IV. 



IV. C/lRTHEW with an ineacutcheon 
Azure a chevron between 3 scallop shells 
v/ithin a bordure enfiTailed - Or, COLBY. 

Thomas Carthew, Serjeant at Law (ob. 
1704) and his v/ife Lary daughter and 
coheiress of Johii Colby of Banhani in 
liorfolk. Their eldest son Tliomas Carthew 
of Benacre in Suffolk Esq.uire (ob. 1741) 
married for his second wife Elizabeth 
daughter of - Llitchell of Sotterley and 
had an only son V. 

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V. CAETF^7^ v/ith an inescutcheon 
Argent a i'leur de lis gules.- MORDEN, 

The Hev. Tliomas Carthew of Woodbridge 
Abbey, Suffolk (ob. 1791) and his first 
wife Elizabeth Daughter and heiress of 
the Rev. Thomas Morden of V/eston, Suffolk 
by whom he had several children. 

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VT. CAETHHY impaling sable, three 
pike staves, li^i^ei^l. PYKE. 

The Rev. Uorden Carthev; second 
son (ob. I82I or 22) and his wife 
Emily Tweed daughter of John Pyke Esq., 
of Baythorne Park, Essex, v/hose eldest 
son is Llajor General Llorden Carthev/, 




VII. CilRTI-ESW impalinn; Or three 
Sworda, two in saltire and one in 
fess between ^. dc-t'^-^ hand in chief and 
a mans heart in base gules.- EWAET. 

Major General Morden Carthew and his 
wife Jemima daughter of John Ewart of 

Their eldest son is Captain liorden 
Carthevz-Yorstoun of East Tinwald County 
Ihimfries, N.B. 

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Erpingham, IJorfolk. 

I. Arms. Azure a chevron between 
three scallop shells within a bordure 
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II. COLBY and an ine scutcheon 
Argent 3 tcrteaux ^ii bend between 
two bendlets sable.- INCS. 

John Colby of Banham, IJor folic and 
Brundish, Suffolk (ob. I500) and his 
wife Isabel daughter and coheir of 
John Ince of Iniborough Suffolk - 
Bobert Colby their second son married 
and had issue Thomas Colby of Banham 
whose eldest son vras V/illiam III. 

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III. COLBY impaling Argent on a 
Cross sable 5 fleurs de lis of the 
first lEVE. 

William Colby of Banham and his 
wife Joane daughter of Edv/ard Neave of 
Banham they had issue Edward 377, 

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IV. COLBY £-..d :.r. "^nescutcheon 
Ai-gent on a bend engrailed gules 3 
Leopards faces of the first. B0LT0i7 

Edv/ard Colby of Banhara and his wife 
Elizabeth daughter of V/illiam Bolton 
of Boyland Hall in Bressingham Norfolk 
v/ho had issue Thomas V and other sons. 


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V. COLBY and in pretence. Parti 
per pale azure and exiles a chevron 
between 3 Bucks trippant Or. 


Thomas Colby of Banham (ob, 161 5) 
and his wife Elisabeth daughter and 
coheir of Thomas Green of V/ilby 
Horfolk had several children of whom 
the eldest died v/ithout issue. 

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l/T. COLBY and in pretence 
sable betv/een 2 flaunches ermine 
un estoile or.- HOBAET 

Tliomas Colby D.D. Rector of 
Cav/ston. 2nd. son (ob, I656) and 
his wife Hary daughter and coheir 
of Thomas Hobart of Ihweyt, Korfolk. 
Their eldest son v/as John VII. 

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VII . COLBY and in pretence . Parti 
per bend gules and azure a Lion rampant 
^ir ce nt . - AETHUE . 

John Colby of Banham (ob. I656) and 
Ann his v/ife only daughter and heir of 
John Arthur of V/iggenhall, St. Llary. 
They had issue two daughters and coheirs 
of whom llary married Thomas Carthew Esq.. 
Serjeant at Law as before stated. 

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L 'ED.W 

formerly of Balsham in the 
County cf Cambridge. 

I, Argent a Fleur de lis gules 

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II. LIORDEN impaling gules a 
chevron between 3 Llallets or,- SOALIE. 

V/illian Lor den of Balsham (ob. 160?) 
and Prances his wife daughter of Thornas 
Soame and Sister of Sir Stephen Soame 
of Thurlow in Suffolk ICnight. 

One of their sons Oliver Liorden of 
Exning, Suffolk (ob. 1624) had by 
Philippa his v/ife daughter of John 
Cheuery with other sons John Liorden of 
Sxning (ob. 166o) who had a son John 
Morden of Great Bradley Suffolk (ob. 1687) 
and he by his wife Anne daughter of 
Walter Derisley of Poslingford v/as father 
of another John Liorden VI . 

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III. Quarterly Azure and f.iiles an 
imperial Crova.' beL-.'-'n 4 Lions rarn-oant 

Sir Charles Harbord, Ivniglit, Surveyor 
general (ob. ) had with 4 sons who 

all died without issue a daughter 
Catherine married to V/illiam Cropley of 
Shelland, Suffolk. 

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rv. Argent or a pile gules, 3 Ov/ls 
of the field. 

Thomas Cropley of Shelland (ob. I659) 
was father of V/illiam. 

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V. CROPLIl" with H/irvBOED in prctcnco. 

V/illiam Cropley of Hawleigh (ob. 171?) 
and Catherine his second v;iie heiress 
of the Harbords of Gmiton. Their issue 
was an only son Harbord Cropley who took 
the name of Harbord and five daughters 
Judith the eldest of these daughters 
married John Morden of Suffield v/ho was 
only son of John Morden of Bradley, before 
named • 

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VI. IIOEDEN with CROPLEY in protence. 

John liorden of Suf field (ob. 1726) 
and Judith his v/ife eldest daughter of 
V/illian Cropley. They had /with othei* 
issue) an eldest son Sir William Liorden 
of Gunton Bart, and K.3. (who took the 
name of Earbord and whose son v/as created 
Baron Sufiield) and a son Thomas liorden 
Clerk VII. 

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I. Sable 3 pike staves Arcent. PYKE 
impaling; ilgent a fess sable between 3 
Bulls heads cabossed gxiles. SCOVILE 

Thomas Pyke and Alice his v;ife 

daughter of Scovile of Brockley in 

Somersetshire . 

Tlieir son John v/as father of Eichard 
father of Thomas father of William II. 

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III. PYIvE and gules a fess between 
3 cross crot.Jle";T T'itchee or. GOiffi. 

George Pyke of Bathorne Essex and 
Eliza his second v/ife daughter of Sir 
Jolin Gore KJnt . 

Their only son George died without 
issue and his only sister Eliza was 
\7iie of Jolin Crouch of Alsvack Hall 
Hert&, whose children and g-rand-children 
successively took the name of Pyke but 
the male line of Crouch failed on the 
death without issue of Thomas Pyke in 
"^773, and the descent was continued in 
the female line from Eliza only daughter 
of John Crouch and Eliza P;^'-kG and wife 
of SdiTiund Goldegay, V. 

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IV. /u?gent on a pale sable, 3 crosses 
pat-tee or v;itliin a bordure engrailed of 
the second. CROUCH and PYiS. 

John Crouch and Eliza his wife. 

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V. Sable a ^he^'.-ro'^ or betv/een three 
Wolves heads erased J^gent ian^jued gules. 

Ddnund Goldegay and Elisa his wife 
daughter of Jolni Crouch. 

They 'had issue only tliree daughters 
one of whom Elisabeth narried Thomas 
•Tweed VT of Stoke near Clare Suffolk, 

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VI. j'irgent a. bc_l-;;ire engrailed gules 
a chief azure. 

TVEED and GOLDSGAY on an inescutclaeon. 

Thomas Tv/eed and Elisabeth Goldegay 
his wife. 

Their grandson John T.veed VII on 
succeeding ?yke in 1773 took the 
narae of Pyke, 


VII. PTlca imijaim^' azure 3 q.uatrefoils 
or, in chief < Boar passant of the last 
charged on the shoulder v.dth a cross 
pattee gules. ILlSSIi.'GBUiiD . 

John Pylce of Baythorne House (ob. I780) 
and ^"iTiXi his v.dfe daughter of V/illiam 
liassingberd of Gunby_ Co^unty Lincoln, 
whose youngest daughter Emily Tweed Pyke 
married the Sev. Llorden Carthev/, Clerk 
then Rector. of Tretenham and Stanninghall, 

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