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IrllS Lordrtilp derives his defcent from Thomas, the oo 
youngeft fon of Sir John Hamilton, Lord cf Kadfhaw^ 
whofe eldeil fon James Was anceftor to the Lord Vifcount 
Strabane, as may be feen under that title. From which 
Thomas branchM many families in Scotland and Ireland, fhoma?* 
the principal whereof in this kingdom, were thofe of Killi- 
leagh, Halcraig or Neilfbrook, l^ullimore and Carnyfure, 
Bangor, Ballygally, and Granfhagh, founded by the fix 
fons of Hans Hamilton of Dunlop in Scotland,* Efq. 
whereof the houfe of Killileagh having been advanced to 
the peerage, we Ihall juft take notice of their defcent, be- 
fore we proceed to f/jat of the Earl of Clanbraffill. 

Sir James Hamilton of Killileagh and of Bangor, Knt. Family 
the elded fon of the faid Hans Hamilton of Dunlop. being of 
fent into Ireland (accompanied, or foon follovved by hisClanbraf- 
brethren) by K. James I. in the year 1587, with Sir James "^^ 
Fullarton, in order to hold a correfpondence vich the Eng- 

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lifli of that kingdom, and inform his Majeftyj from fim^ 
to time, of the ftate, condition, incHnations, and defigns 
of the Irifh in cafe of Q^ EHzabeth's death ; they difguifed 
the caufe of their errand (that they might execute it the 
better) by taking upon them to teach fchool ; at which 
time James Uflier, aitcrwards the celel^rated Archbifliop of 
Armagh, became their icholar, and in 1593, on liniih- 
ing the Univerfity of Dublin, he was admitted therein 
when thirteen years old, where Mr. Hamilton, being for 
his extraordinary learning and m.erit made a Senior Fel- 
low, was alfo his tutor. After K. James was fettled on 
the Englifii throne, he made him his Serjeant at Law ; 
called him into his Privy Council ; and liberally rewarded 
his fervices *. In 1613 he ferved in parliament for the 


* On 5 November 1603 his Majef^y granted him free licence to 
export from Ireland 1200 packs of linen yarn ^ , which was renewed 
to him 18 Mav 1604, for the fpace of three years, at 1200 packs a 
year ^. Being nominated by Thomas Ireland of London, mer- 
chant, to pafs in his name the manor of Moygare, or a>iy 
other lands, which the faid Thomas might pafs by virtue of the 
King's letters of 26 Febrnarv 1604; he palled patent for the fn id 
manor, and divers other lands in the county of ?.Ieath 23 July 1605, 
hi fee-farm 5 ; and 13 Marcii following for the manor of Trim 
and other hereditaments, being part of the faid Ireland's grant of 
locl. a year in crown lands "^ ; and alfo, as his alhgnee, had a fur- 
ther grant 14 February that year, of the territory or Tuogh of Ma- 
gherimorne in the lower Claneboye and county of Antrim 5. Oit 
II February 16 11 he received a grant of all the culloms and fub- 
fidies, great and fmall, by fea and land, of all merchandize and 
<Dther things whatfoever liable to pay cuilom, entered or difcharged 
within the ports, illands, rivers, creeks, he. belonging to the terri- 
tories or countries of Tuogh-Cinament, Dirrivolagie, Carnemonev, 
Lecale, Belfaft, Magherimorne, Ifland-Magee, Upper-Claneboye, 
the great and little Ardes, the Duffren and Copland's-Iflands, the 
rivers Lagan, Strangford, and Loughton, in the counties of Downe 
and Antrim, and all the adjacent iflands, paying 61. 13s. 4d. ayear 
10 the crown. By patent, dated 27 November 1612, lie had a verj- 
large grant in the counties of Downe and Antrim, viz. the monafte- 
ry, or abbey and manor of Bangor, with many lands, lying in the 
Ardes and Upper-Claneboye-, the Grange of Carebegg ; the two 
iflands called Copland's-lflauds, near the bay of Knockfergus; the 
rtbbey of Hollywood ; the manor or preceptory of the Ardes ; the 
manor of St. Johnftown, other wife Caftleboy in -' .des^ the rec- 
tory of Rathmvillen in Lecale; with all here .ents whatfoever 
lying on the fouthern fide of the Great Ardes, and containing one 

* Anno 1. Jac. I. }. p. D. 
^ Idem, Anno 2. Jac. I. i. p. D. 
-^ Idem, Anno 3. Jac. I. 1*. p. D. 
* Idem, ibid. 
^ Idem, Anno eodcm 2*. p. f. 


county of Downe, and 8 July 1615, was by the L. D. 
Chichefter rated lool. to the fubfidy. He was appointed 
by letters dated at Riiftbrd 8 Ang'ufl 161 9 one of the 
commiffioners for the plantation of Longford, and the ter- 
ritory of Ely-O Carrol ; and by patent *, bearing date at 
Wellininfter 4 May 1622, created Vifcount of Claneboye, 
in the county of Downe, and Lord Hamilton ; with the 
creation fee of 13I. 6s. 8d. Irifn, to be received out of the 
cuftoms of the port of Dublin : and 14 July 1634 he took 
his feat in parliament, and was appointed of the privy 
council *. 

In November 1641 he received a commiflion from the 
L. J. anc 'cil, for railing of the Scots in the North, 

and putting them under arms, to refill the violent pro- 
grefs of the rebellion ^ ; but his Lordfhip dying in 1643, was 
buried in the church of Bangor, and having married two 
wives, viz. firll Urfula, (ixth daughter of Edward, Lord 
Brabazon of Ardee ; and fecondly Jane, daughter of Sir 
John Phillips of Pi6i:on-Ca(1:le in the county of'Pembroke, 
the firH: Baronet of that family, by his wife Anne, dau^h- 

B 2 "ter 

moiety thereof, according to the chvilion lately made and diftin- 
guifhed ; to hold by feaity onlyas of the caftles'of Dublin and Car-^ 
rickfergus ; to find and maintain in the faid territories three able 
horfemen and fix footmen well armed, yearly to attend and ferve 
the L. L. for forty days in his journies or general hofting within the 
province of Uliler. And, 20 April 1629, in virtue of the commif- 
fion for remedy of defedhve titles, he had a grant of all fuch lands^ 
Ipiritual and temporal, as were found for him by an inquifition, bear- 
ing date 13 Odober 1623, and had been granted by patent in 1620^ 
i8 Janies 1. The crown-rents of which premifles amounting to 
^^90. Irifh, were afterwards augmented tOj^'ioo. a year. 

* The preamble. Sciatisquod nos perpendentes, quanta fide ac 
diligentia dileftus ferviens noller Jacobus Hamilton de Bangor in 
comitatu Dunenfi in regno noftro Hiberni?e miles, tarn in negotiis 
rebufque noftris apud fereniffimam felicilTima- memori^ reginam. 
Elizabetham, turn in fanftioribus nollris regni noftri Hiberni?e con- 
filiis, publicifque ejufdem regni comitiis gerendis verfatus fuerit ; 
quodque maximo fuo cum labore et fumptu coloniis Britannicis, ini- 
tio regni nofiri Angli^e in Hiberniam deduCtis, aHas atque alias Ul- 
teniae partes, prascipue Claneboiam et Ardiam (antiqua rebellium 
hofpltia) pacarit et excoluerit tedtis propugnaculis, ac oppidoruiu 
pagorumque edificiis exornarit, coercendis rebellibus, aut ad man- 
fuetiorem vitss cultum redigendis, infiaurat?e religionis incrementum, 
reipublica^ commodum, illarumque ditionum et Ultonienfis provin-^ 
cias tranquillitatem procurarit. De gratia noiti a fpecirJi, &c. Ror. 
Cane. Anno 20^. Jac. I. 2'. p. f. R. 14. 

* Lords Jour. v. i. p. 2. and Lodge. 
' Templet: Irlfli Rebellion, p. -!,%. 


tcr and coheir to Sir John Perrot, L. D. of Ireland, had 
ilTue an only fon 
James James, the fecond Vlfcount, who, with his father, fuf- 
I fered much in the fervice of K. Charles I. raifed a regi- 
Earl of rnent of foot and a troop of horfe, at a great expence, 
Clanbraf- ^yhich he maintained for eight years, to fupport and up- 
hold the Englilh intercif, and joined with the Marquefs of 
Ormond againft Cromwell ; for which his fidelity to the 
crown, and fervice againft the ulurper, his eftate was 
fei/.cd, and continued under fequeftration fix years and a 
hair, the whole profits thereof during that tim.e being re- 
ceived by Cromwell ; until at length he was included 
among the protelfants, with whom the Protestor capitu- 
lated for their return, living peaceably at home, and ad- 
iiiilfion to their eftales, upon fuch compofition as the par- 
liament fliould think fit : his Lordihip accordingly came 
in, and compounded i IV'Iarch 1654, for the fum of 
9435I. 2s. of which he paid 46'77l. lis. the King having, 
in confidcration of his fervices and fuiTerings, created him 
by privy feal, dated at Oxtbrd 4 March 1644, and by pa- 
tent * at Dublin 7 June 1647, Earl of ClanbrafTill in the 
county of Armagh, with the annual creation fee of 2o}. 
and his fon Henry 7 June i65i had a grant of the yearly 
rent-charge of 40I. referved on the territory of Duffren, 
upon the purchafe thereof by his grandfather from Nicholas 
White of Karrenllon in the county of Louth, Efq. toge- 
ther with a remittal by the King of 400I. due of the pur- 
chafe-money ; 60!. a year received by the faid Nicholas 
out of the faid territory until that fum was paid, and a dif- 
charge of the compofition-money, that remained unfatif- 
fied ; and further, 25 May 1665 had his Majefty's direc- 
tions from Whitehall to receive the fum of 2000I. out of 
the arrears of the revenue of Ireland. 


* The preamble. Cum in iftis belloruni nedibu?, quibus niultuni 
infeftatur regnum noftrum HibeniliC, pnedileClus et perquani fidelis 
confangirineus nofter Jacobus, Daminus Hamilton, Vicecomes 
Claneboye, infiilen? velligiis patrisfui Jacobi nuper Domini Hamil- 
ton, Vicecomids Claneboye, defimifi, qui, dum vixit, quamplu- 
rima debita et grata otiicia tarn regi patri noftro quam nobis multi- 
-^licitcr pr^ftiterit, ful erga nos, res noftras et commoda noftra pro- 
jnovenda fingularis affedtus per tempera ifta eximium ediderit fpeci- 
men : Sciatis igitur, quod nos, intuitu pra^miflbrum, prn^dithim 
Jacobum, Dorainum Hamilton, Vicecomitem Claneboye, regii 
riollri favoris indltiis, ad perpetuam rei memoriam, remunerarc 
magnot>ere defiderante?, de gratia noftra, &c. 


The fa Id James, Earl of Clanbraflili, in November 
1635 I married Anne, elded daughter of Sir Henry Gary, 
the fecond Earl of Monmouth, and deceafing 20 June 
1659 *, was buried moft fumptuoufly in his father's fe- 


* By his v>'ill bearing date 8 June, he orders his body to be 'de- 
cently interred with funeral rites, in his father's fepulchre at Bangor, 
.leaves his wife the thirds of his whole eilate, and the other two par:s 
for the payment of his debts, and education of his children; that the 
lands of the parifh of Dunndonell and as much more next to them 
adjoining as would make up ^500 a year, be the portion of Kaiis 
his fecond fon, then living, after his coming to age and the payment 
of his debts -, and after the fatisfaclion of his debts, he to have the 
fifth part of his whole eftate to the heirs male of his body, the rever- 
fion to his eldeft fon Henry, Lord Cianeboye, he paying the portions 
of the faid Fians's daughters, if any, proportionably to that moie- 
ty. Wills that his wife have her refidence in tlie callle of Killileagh, 
and his earnell defire was, that flie, his mother and children, v.-ith 
a competent number of uleful fervants, keep houfe together, with- 
out breaking up, or fevering of the family; to take care that hir. 
debts fhould be paid, his eftate well managed, his tenants ufed with 
all the favour the occurrences of the time would permit, they behav- 
ing themf elves as became them; that the miniiters and fchool-maf- 
ters in the feveral parifhes within his lands be paid their ftlpends, ac- 
cording to the agreement made in his father's life time, or as they 
had under his own hand fmce the year 1650: and if it happened 
that his fons died without heirs, before his debts were fatisfied, he 
then appointed his debts tobefirli paid, and after that twenty pounds 
a year apiece fhovild be given to the fchools of Bangor and Killi- 
leagh; and ten pounds a piece to thofe of Hollywood, Bally waiter, 
and 'I'awnaghneive; the remainder ot his eltate to be divided in equal parts, among the eldelf fons, or ifiue male of his five un- 
cles, as the lands could be laid out in molt equal and juit dlvi- 
fions. He appoints his eldeil fon and wife executors, ana leaves 
him, with his brother, to the education and tuition of their m.other 
and grandmother, during their minorities ; earnelUy praying, that 
they might be brought iip in the true proteilant religion, and after 
the beftform and manner of civil nurture, ufed in any of the three 
nations ; befeechlng God to give them a full meafure of his faving 
knowledge, and of all the requifite graces of his fandifying fpirit, 
(proved 15 June 166 i in the Court of Prerogative.) 

The reprefentatives of his five uncles were at the time of his 
death, James Hamilton of Neilfbrook, alias Tonary in the county 
of Antrim, Efq. (fon and heir to Archibald of Halcraig, eldeft of 
the five uncles of James, Earl of ClanbraiTill) ; Sir Hans Hamilton 
Bart, eldelt fon of John the third uncle ; James Hamilton of Ban- 
gor alias Newcaftle, Efq. fon of WiUiam the fourth uncle ; the 
Rev. Archibald Hamilton of Armagh, (fon of James and grand- 
fon and heir of Gawen the fecond uncle) ; and Patrick Hamilton of 
Granfhaugh, fon of Alexander, {on of Patrick the fifth uncle. 
Archibald of Halcraig or Harrage in the county of Lanirk left a 
daughter Jane married to Archibald Edmonton of Braidln-I^and and 


^ Articles dated 12 and 13 November, 


pulchre at Bangor 29 July, the procefficn being made from 
a pavilion in the fieids- He had iffue by her (who in 1668 
re-married with Sir Robert Maxwell of Warrenftown in 
the County of Downe, Knt. and Bart, and died in O6I0- 
ber 1688) three fonsand one daughter, v;z. Jarues, Lord 
Claneboye, who, with his fifter Lady Jane, lies buried in 
the church of Rickmaniworth, Keitrordltiire, with this 
Memorial ; 

Here lyeth interred the body of James 
Hambleton, Lord Claneboy, cldell: fon to 
James, Eari of Cianbrazill, born September 

7. 1642; deccaled May 8. i6s8. 

"^ -^ Henry^ 

ecunty of Antrim, Efq-, and four fons, viz, James his heir ; Gawencf 
Killileagh (who died in 06tober 1705 leaving Rofe, Jane, ?Viary, 
inarried to James Trail Gent, and a fon Archibald living in 1714, 
-who married Mary^ daughter of David Johnlton of Tully county of 
Monaghan, Efq. and had Sufan, Jane, Mary, and Rofe, and two 
fons Gawen and William Gawen the elder fun, married 12 May 
1750 Jane, only daughter of William Rov;an Efq. one of his 
Majefly's council at lav.', and widov.' of Tichborne Alton, Efq. by 
\vhom he has iffue, Archibald Hamilton-Rovvan, born 23 October 
3753 heir to his grandfather, and a daughter Anne, married to Rev. 
Ben. Berresford)i WilLara, alfo of Killileagh living in 17 14 ; Hugh 
of Dubhn Merchant , James, the eldelt fon. of Archibald' made 
his will 6 September 1683, and bequeathed one half of his eVtate to 
his brothers Gawen and William, the other to his daughter, he d 
ceafed about that year leaving iliue, Jane (married in 1693 to Willia 
Fairly, of Killileagh, Gent, and died without illue); Anne (ma- 
iled to Hans Stevenfon, Efq, and died in 1707 leaving a fon jam.e. 
r>f Killileagh) -, and Rachel who died unmarried in 16S4, on the de- 
mife of her fillers with^-ut iffue. Anise became heir purfuant to tha 
will oi her father ^ Sir Hans Hamilton left an only child Sarah^ 
grandmother to Sir Han.^ who became entitled to his grandfather's 
fhare. Archibald came of age in 1697 and conveyed his fliare to the 
Lcrd Clanbrairiirs grandfcither. Patrick m 1693 fold his proportion to 
Sir Robert Colvile, whofoon after difpofed of it to Lord Clanbrailill's 
grandfather. So that the eilate being thus divided intofeveral hands, 
iequelhators were appointed, by order of the Court of Chancery, to 
receive the rents, and pay each 'their proportion until the firft of Oc- 
tober 1696 i when Sir Hans, James of Bangor, James of Tulli- 
more, Hans Stevenfon and wife, and Gawen and William, brGthcr;^ 
to James of Neilfljrook, agreed to come to a diviiion, and in purfu- 
ance thereof made up five lots, each conliiling of lands, then fet or 


Oawen and William Hamilton (as coheirs to James of Neil/brook) - 
Tollychm and Ringhaddy to of Tullimore, Lord Clanbraf- 
fill's grandfather- Tonaghneive to James of Bangor -, andLifowine to 
Sir Hans ; by the articles of which partition it was alfo coveninteu 
that each party (hould hold his refpeC:uve ftiare, as a manor dilUnci 
py itfelf. ; 

; , Lodge Collesfx, 



Henry, his fucceflbr ; and Hans, ^vho died without iffue 
by Anne his wife (flie died in or about 1691) and lies 
buried with his father. 

Henry, the fecond Earl of Clanbrailill, was twelve Henry, 
years old at his father's death, and had his education in 2 
Chriit-Church, Oxford, where 28 April 1663 he took the Earl. 
degree of A. M. ; was of the privy council to K. Charles 
II. ; and in May 1667 married the Lady Alice Moore, 
daughter of Henry, the firft Earl of Droglieda., but died 
ivithout iffue 12 January 1-675, ^^^ was buried the 15th 
in Chrifl: Church, Dublin ; fo that the titles were extin- 
guillied, and his Lady re-married in 1676 With John, 
Lord Bargeny, whom fhe alfo furvived, having no iffuCp 
and died in September 1677.* 

We now proceed with the Lord Vifcount Limerick, who 
was created Earl of Clanbraffiil ; his Lordfnip's g^reat- 
grandfather John Hamilton of Tullimore, Efq. in the John, 
parliament, which began 18 May 1613, was Member for 
Killileagh, and had iffue four fons and five daughters ; 
James, his heir; John, who died without iffue '; Willi- 
am 2^ who left a fon James ^ ; Hans of Carnyfure ; and 
of the daughters, one was married to Mr. Hamilton of 
Saule '^ ; one to Mr. Leljie ^ ; one to Mr. Stevenfon (by 
whom {he was mother of Hans ^, mentioned in the notes); 
and one to Mr. Apline ^. 

Plans Hamilton of Carnyfure near Comber, Efq; the Family 
youngcft fon, was Captain to his Coufin James, Earl of of 
Clanbraffiil, during the troubles of 1641 ; and making his Carny-> 
Will 22 December 1655 ^ ; directs his body to be buried in fure, 
his father's grave, in his aile at the Church of Hollywood; 
towards the repairing whereof he leaves lol. and the like 
fum to the Poor. He died the next year, and having 
married Mary ^, fider to David ^ Kennedy of Killarne, 

had iffue by her, (who after married with- -Savage, 

Efq.) three Ions and four daughters, viz. William ; ; 

Francis ; 

* His Lordfhlp made his will 27 March 1674 and devifed all his 
real eilatesto Alice (his Countefs) and her heirs (except the jointure 
of the dowager Lady Clanbraffiil his mother) , H.enry the third Earl 
of Drogbeda (brother to the faid Alice) accordingiy became ffized 
and poileired of faid eftate? , and by deeds of leafc and reieafe bf-ir- 
ing d ite 17 and 18 February 1679 he granted the fame'ro Sir Hai s 
Hamilton, Bart, and James Hamilton of Bancor, Efq. and their . 
heirs for ever. (Prerog. Office and Lodge's Coll.) 

? Prerog. Office. ^ Id. ^ Id, 4 la. 5 LL ^ Id, 

? M. ^ Id. 5 Id. ^o Id, 


Francis ; Anna ; Jane, married to Hugh Montgomery of 
Ballymagcun, Efq. * ; Urfula, and Matilda, one of 
whom was married to Mr. George Rofs. William Hamil- 
ton of Carnyfure and of Erinagh, Efq. the cJdeft fon, 
was father to James Hamilton of the fame places, Efq. 
who married Chnilian, daughter of James Hamilton of 
Tullimore, Efq. and died in 1691, having iiTue by her, 
who deceafed ^he year after, three daughters, two whereof 
died before them ; and Margaret, born after his deceafe, 
was married 2 Septem^ber ^ 1707 to John CufFe, Efq. 
created Lord Dcfart. 
Jarneso James Hamilton, Efq. who fucceeded his father at Tul- 
limore, was reprcfentatrve in parliament in 1639 for Ban- 
gor, he had iliue two fons, James ^ his heir; Jocelyn^ 
who died unmarried ; and a dauGfhtcr Chrillian, married 
ames (^as before) to James Hamilton of Carnyfure, Efq. 
James, who fucceeded, being a fleady aifcrter of the liber- 
ty of his country in 1689, was a chief promoter of a ge- 
3ieral rifmg of the protel^ants of Ireland, to Ihake off the 
tyranny of K- James's government ; and, with Mr. Of- 
borne, was empowered by the gentry of Ulfter to fix on a 
proper perfon in Dublin, to carry their addrefs to the 
Prince of Orange upon his arrival , and accordingly (S 
December) they difpatchcd Doctor Cummin to his High- 
nefs. His endeavours to preferve his country and religion 
from ruin refted not here, for he and James Hamilton of 
Bangor, Efq- each raifed a regiment of foot, for which 
they were attainted by K. James's parliament, and had 


'^ He was captaui of a compn.ny at; the Revolution, before which 
fb.e ci:ed, and lies buried with foiAie of her children in Grax'-Abbe -^ 
Cnurch, leaving five fons and four ciaughters, viz. Hans ; Hugh , 
Haniil.on ; Jamei' ; Samuel -, Elizabeth, married to Captain Johi'- 
lion ; Catharine, the fecond wife of Captain Bernard Brett of Bal- 
lynewbrett in Lecale ; Jane; and Elinor Rev. Hans Montgome- 
ry, the eldeft foTi, was ordained a prielt 6 IVIarch 169 1 ; was ReClor 
tof Killinfnee, Vicar of Bally waiter, and (karate of Gray-Abbey ; 
married in October 1709 Elizabeth, filf er to Harry Townley-Balfour 
of Piedmont in Louth, Efq-, and deceafmg in November 1726, had 
iffue by her, who died 3 January 1750, four daughters; Mary, 
married to Nicholas, brother to Matthew Ford of Seaford in the 
County of Dov.iie, Efq. Lucy, to ^Aw Alderman Harman of Dro- 
gheda ; Jane and Alice, married i July 1738 to Mr. Alan Bel- 
li ngham, fuiveyor of the port of Drogheda, and brother to Henry 
eilin;;ham. of Callle-Bellingham, Efa-, then member of parlia- 
merjt for the County of Louth. 

* Purfuant to deeds of leafc and relcafe dated 26 and 27 Auguft, 
-* Will of his uncle liaiis of Carnyiure, 


their eftates fequeflered ; but the revolution being happily 
effe6ted by K. William, and a paiUament lumiTiOned to 
meet 5 Odober 1692, he was returned member thereto for 
the borough of Bangor ; and in July 1 693 fent to Eng- 
land, with the Earl of Beilamont, to profecute Thomas, 
Lord Conningfby, and Sir Charles Porter, the late L. J. 
where they petitioned Q. Mary, that a ftop might be put 
to the pafling of pardons to them, until the petitioners^, 
and many other of their Majefties iubje^ls ot Ireland, 
might be permitted to produce their prools againft them ; 
which being granted, they exhibited (17 Auguft) feveral 
accufations, which were afterwards ordered by the Queen 
fco be difmilTed. 

In 1699 he was one of the commilTioners of the forfeit- 
ed ellates in Ireland, but died in i^ngland in the year 
1701 ; and having married Anne, * youngeft daughter 
of John Mordaunt, the firft and famous Lord Vifcount 
Avalon (by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Gary, 
fecond fon of Robert, Earl of Monmouth) (ifter to Charles, 
Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth, and to Sophia, wife 
of James Hamilton of Bangor, -f E(q. had iiFue, by her^ 


* At the entrance into the town of Dundalk fhe ereded a cha- 
nty-fchool, over the door \^ hereof is this infcription, in golden let* 
jeers J 

This fchool was fou)ided 

At the fole expence of the 

Honble. Mrs. Anne Hamikon, 

" For the education of twenty 

Boys ana twentv Girls, 1726. 

And improved into 


Charity working fchool 

-v\ IVain np a child in his youth 

'i'he way he fhould go in. 
And when he is old, he 
Will not depart therefrom. 

^ He was defcended from William Hamilton of New'caftle, other- Family of 
Wiie Bangor, Efq-, fourth brother to James, the firll Vifcount Cla- Bangor, 
neboye, to whom a denization was granted 28 November 16 17 -, 
whole fon James Hamilton, Efq. member of parliament for Ban- 
gor in 1639, was father of tlie faid James, and of an only daughter 
Catherine, married irri\ to Vere-Ehex Cromwell, Earl of Ardgkds, 
"by whom ihe had an only daughter Elizabeth, married to Edward 
Southwell, Efq. Secretary of State-, and lecondly to Nicholas Price 
of Hollymount: in the county of Downe, Efci. and by him fne was 
''' . ' jiiother 


jamcb his heir, created Earl of Clanbraflill ; Jocelyn, kill- 
ed in a duel, unmarried j and three daughters, Sophia, 


mother of Lieutenant-General Nicholas Price, born at Greencaftle 
in that county, who married Dorcar,, fourth daughter of Roger 
Wdl of the Rock in tlie county of Wicklow, Efq-, and dying 29 
September 1734, t. 69, had iiiue Richard and Catherine, who both 
died young, and three ether fons and three daijghters, viz. Captain 
James Price (who by his wife Frances, natural daughter to the Lord 
Herbert of Cherbufy, had two daughters, Catharine married firll to 
John Savage of Portaferry, Efq, and fecondly 13 January 1738 to 
Edward EaiHe, D. D. Dean of Ardfert, and died Archdeacon of 
DubUn in I'/Ss, he was brother to the late Sir Nicholps Bailie, 
Bart, and uncle to Henry now Earl of Uxbridge- and Dorcas, to 
Dovi-or Whittle of Lilhurn) ; Cromwell Price, Efq. (member of 
pariiaraent for Downpatrlck, who firft married Margaret, daughter 
of Mr. Andeifon of Belfaft, and by her, who di'^.d in 1741, had a 
fon Nlcholas-Titchborn, born 17 Odober 1725, who died young ; 
and two daughters, E-li? .beth, married i8 June 1743 to Roger 
Mac-Neal of Tir.eil';, E.fq. and Dorcas. Hisfecond wife was Mary, 
daughter of the late Hugh Willoughby of Carrow, Efq.); Nicholas 
Price of Saintfield, Efq. (chofen 2Z March 1735 member of parlia- 
;-n-?n t for Li fburn, and died in December 1742, having married firll 
iviary, daughter of Francis, Loid Conway, by whom he had a foil 
Francis, who married the daughter of Matthew Ford of Seaford in 
the county of Down, Efq. the faid Nicholas, married fecondly in 
January 1732 Maria, daughter of Kenneth Mac-Ktnzie of Scotland, 
Efq. and by her had two fons, Nicholas, who died in 1737, and 
Kenneth); Daughter Sophia, died unmarried in Otlober 1720 ; 
Margaret (married in May 17 18 to Rowland Savage of Portaferry, 
Efq. whofe only daugb.ter and heir Catharine, married Roger 
Hall of Mount-Hall, Efq. and had iifue four daughters); Anne, 
to James Stevenfon of Killileagh, Efq. reprefentative thereof in 
parliament (only fon of Hans Stevenfon by Anne, the only furviv- 
ing daughter of James Hamilton of Neillhrcok, Efq.) and had three 
daughters, Dorcas born in 1726, Anne and Margaret, twins, born 

31 Odober 1730. James Hamilton of Bangor, Efq; married as 

in the text, and made his will 25 July 1701, whereby he devifed his 
citates to his faid wife, Nicholas Price cf Kollymount, Efq. Hans 
Hamilton of Tullybrlck, in the county of Armagh, Efq. and Rev. 
Robert Hamikon, miniller of Bangor, for ninety-nine years, in 
truU to pay his legacies and bequtits^ remainder to his daughter 
(but lea\lng confiderable debts, an Englifh a.k of parliament was 
obtained, 6 O. Anne, for the falc of a part of his eUa'.e to difcharge 
the fame.) By his faid will he bequeathed icol. to the poor of the 
parifh of Bangor ; lol. to Downpatrick ; 5I. to Saul; 5I. to Ton- 
raghnenr; 8h to thofe of Hollywood, Knockan and Bredagh, and 
40S. to Slanes; the intereii lo be diUribuced to the poor for ever, by 
the refpedtive minifters and church-wardens ^. and Sophia his wi- 
dow bv her will, dated 5 September 1717, and proved 12 June 
J735> ^^^^ i^*^^^- ^^ "-^'^ ^''^^^ panfh oi Eangor ^. He died m January 
J707, leaving two coheirs, viz. Aiina-Catharina borjii in 1692, mar- 

; ?rero^^ Office aiid Lodge's Colkil. 2 Prerog. Oflice. 


married i September 1707 to Frederick Hamiiton, Efq. 
father ot' Guftavus Lord Boy ne ; Cary-EIeonora, who died 
unmarried in London ^O March 1725 ; and Elizabeth, 
married to Thomas Fortefcue of RandaUtown in the coun- 
ty of Louth, Efq. and died at Bath 12 Auguft 1756, and 
he deceafed in February 1769. 

James Hamilton, Efq. being very young at his father's James 
death, was left under the guardianfliip of his mother, who ^ i 
took great care of his education. After he came of age he t-a^l. 
was returned member tor Dundalk, to the firft parliament 
of K. George L who, in confideration of his great merit, 
advanced him to the dignities of Earon of Claneboye and 
Vifcount of Limerick by privy Seal, dated at St. James's 
23 March 17 18, and by patent at Dublin 13 May 1719, 
with the yearly fee of 20 Marcs i, and i July following 
he took his feat in the Houfe of Peers 2. 

From the year 1732 his Lordihip fat in the BritiQi Houfe 
of Commons, as member for the boroughs of V/endover, 
Taviftock, and Morpeth; and 31 March 1742 waschofen 
Chairman of the Committee of Secrecy, to enquire into 
the conduct of Robert, Ea' 1 of Orford, for ten years pait, 
whofe report was printed. 21 March 1733 he was ap- 
pointed of the common council for the province of Georgia ; 
and by his hearty endeavours, and fubfcription of loool., 
was chiefly inftrumental in procuring hi? Majefty's char- 
ter, dated at Dublin 24 October 1739, for incorporating 
a bodv politick, by the name of the Governor and Com- 
pany for carrying on the Cambrick Manufacture in his 
Town of Dundalk, or elfewhere in Ireland, with power to 
raife a joint ftock of 30oool. by fubfcription, in order to 
manage and carry on that manufa6fure, and for making 

black foap and bleaching linen. In April ^746 he was 

called into his Majefty's privy council; was appointed 
Governor of the county of Louth, and by privy feal 3 
November 1756 3, and by patent 24 "^ of fame month his 
Majelly was pleafed to create him Earl of Clanbraffill in 


Tied to Michael Ward of Caftle-Ward, in the county of Do-vn, 
Efq. whofe Ion Bernard was created "Vifcount Bangor 5 ^ and 
Margaret, born in 1696, niarrled 6 June I7i3> to Thornas tins 
fixth Vifcount Ikerrin *. 

' Rot. pat. de Anno 5 Geo. I. ^ Lords Jour. v. ii, p. 603, 

5 Rot, pat. de Anno 30 Geo, 11. 2ap. D.R. 11. 
Idem. R. 12. 

^ See that title, ^ See Eutl^r Earl of Car.-lckc 


the county of Armagh, by which title he took his feat in 
parliament ii October 1757 \ 

On 15 Odober 1728 his Lordlhip married, at the 
Hao;ue, the Lady Henrietta Bcntinck, third daughter of 
Wilham, the firfl Earl of Portland; by his wife Jane, 
lifter to Henry Vifcount Palmerfton, deceafed 17 March 
175S, having had iffue four fons and three daughters^ of 
whom only one fon and two daughters furvived, viz. 
(0 James, Vifcount Limerick, his heir. 

(i) Lady Anne, born in May 1730 (to whom the Princefs 

of Orange ftood godmother 2) married 11 December 1752 
to Robert, now Earl of Roden ^, and has iffue. 
(2) Lady Caroline, who died unmarried 13 October 1762, 

James James, the fecond and prefent Earl of Clanbraffill, was 
2 born 13 Auguft 1729, and 17 September 1742 he received 

F.arl. a grant in reverfion (after the deceafe of Lord Palmerfton) 
o^ the office of Chief Remembrancer of his Majefly^s Court 
of Exchequer in Ireland ; he took his feat in parliament, 
on fucceeding to the honours, 10 April 1758 ^ ; and 14 
December 1768 was ele6ted to the Britilh parliament for 
Helfton in Cornwall '^. His Lordfhip is Governor of the 
county of Louth, a Member of his Majefty's Privy Coun- 
cil, and at the inftitution of the Illuftrious Order of St. 
Patrick, his Majefty v/as pleafed to nominate him to be an 
original Knight Companion of that order, 21 May 1774 
his Lordfhip married Grace, born i January 1743, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Foley of Stoke-Edith, in liercfordlhire, 
lince created Baron Foley of Kidderminfler, but hath no 

Titles.] James Hamilton, Earl of Clanbraflill, Vif- 
count of Limerick, and Baron of Claneboye. 

Creation.] B. of Claneboye in the county of Down, 
and V. of the city of Limerick, 13 May 1719, 5 Geo. 
1. and E. of Clanbraflill in the county of Arm.agh, 23 
November 1756, 30 Geo. II. 

7\rms.] Ruby, three cinque-foils, pearl, on a chief, 
topaz, a lion paffant-guardant, of the firft, holding in his 
dexter paw a cheval-trap, faj^hire. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a dcmi-antilope, pearl, with 
horns, topaz, fupporting a heart, proper. 

Support ers.] The dexter, a lion, ruby, c;org'd with a 
double treffuie i\ovy, counter-flory with fieur de lis, tcpaz. 


.' Lords Jour. p. 83. ^ Lodge. 3 See that title. 

^ Lord? Jour, V. iv. p. 125. 5 Lodge, 


The finifter an antilope, pearl, horned, topaz, and gorg'd 
with a Hkc treilure, ruby. 

Motto.] Qualis ab incepto. 

Seats.] Dundaik in the county of Loutli, 6miles from 
Carlingford, and 40 from Dubhn ; Tulhmore in the 
county of Downe, 8 miles from Downpatrick, and 
60 horn Dublin. 



X FI I S ancient family of Rochfort, formerly in their qj^ 
deeds and writings ftiled De Rupe fortt, came into Ireland 
at the time of, or foon after the firft fettlement of the Eng- 
liih here; for, fo early as the year 1243 (27 Hen. III.) 
lived Sir Richard and John de Rochfort, who were Lords 
of Crom and Adare, which continued in their pofterity, till 
the forfeiture thereof by the attainder of one John Roch- 
fort. The former John, Lord of Crom and Adare, and 1q<^^- 
Ifabella his wife, were living in 1269; as in 1300 was 
Henry Rochfort, who that year furrendered to the King the Henry. 
Manors of Maynan, Rathcoffy and Belgrene, in the 
county of Kildare. In 1302 (30 Edw. III.) Sir Maurice gjj. 
Rochfort was L. J. of Ireland ; and in 1309 (3 Edw. II.) Maurice. 
lived Sir Milo de Rochfort, who had ilTue three fons, Milo ; Sir Milo. 
William ; and Walter, living 11 Edw. III. who held by 
the gift of his father, two carucates of land in Clonkeen, 

county of Kildare. Milo, the cldeft fon, died without 

iflue by his wife Eilena, who in 130*5 laid claim to her 
dower in the manor of Kill and alfo in Kildrought, which 
was granted to her. 

Sir William Rochfort, the fecond fon, was knighted," S5r 
and held the faid manor of Kill, then valued at 2il. lOs. 6d. WilllaHi- 
and by Eglentina, who was his widow in 1346, had two 
fons, Edmund his heir; and Gerald, v.- ho was Conftable 
of the caftle of Femes with the fee of 20I. a year, was 
fummoned as a Baron to the parliament, held at Dublin in. 

1339 (13 Edw. III.) and died in 1349- 



Edmuncl. Edmund Roelifbrt, the elder Ton, gave three carucates 
of land in Kil.iroujilit and Leixlip to WilHam Tirrey, and 

Sir John, was father o^ Sir John K.ochfort, Lord of TriRIedelan in 

1384, who by A/Iargery, daughter and heir to- Ber- 

ford. Lord Or Leixjip, Moymfiy, Kiidrought, Kill, Caf- 
tlewarrin, &c. in county of Kildare, ^ had two fons, John ; 
John, aj^cl i^diiiund, living in 1409. John, the elder Ion, be- 
came feated at Kilbryde in the county of Meath, where he 
was living in 1415, and marrying Genet, daughter of ^ 

Ihomas. j^vers, had Tliomas his fucceiior there, who married Eli- 
zabeth, Daughter of Darcy of Flatten in the fame 

couniy, ESc]. and by her, who remarried "with Edmund 
Golding of Chuichtovvn, had two fons and a daughter ; 
Robert, his heir; Roger (Lord of Kelladown, who died 

9 April 1489, and by Catharine, daughter of Read of 

Readfl'own, had two Tons, and three daughters ; John of 
Carryck, * and of Killarney in county of Kilkenny, ap- 
]>ointed fheriff of that county, 27 July 1449, 28. Hen> V. 
^ anceilor to the families fome tune fubiifting there, with 
their cadets ; Sir Thomas Rochfort, Dean of St. Patrick's, 
Dublin, and 15 July 1520 made clerk of the rolls in 

Chancery; Anne, married to Tynabegh ; Margaret, 

to Peter Lynch of the Knock ; and Catharine, to Sir Oli- 
ver Plunket) ; The daughter of Thomas Rochfort was Ca- 
tharine, married firfl to Thomas Delafield of CuldufTe, 
Efq. and fecondly to Thomas Luttrell of Luttrellflown, 
E'q. anceftor to Henry Lawes, now Earl Carhampton. ^ 

Robert, Robert Rochfort, who fucceeded his father Thomas at 
Kilbryde, received a dilcharge in 1463 from paying crown 


* His fon John by Genet, daughter of- Dexter, had an only 

child Catharine, who carried the el^ate of Carryck to her hufband 
Oliver, thefirit Lord of Louth, to whom Ihe wasfirft wife, and mo- 
tl)er of Thomas, the fecond Lord, and from a younger fon of the 
firfl John Rochfort of Carryck, defcended John, of Killarney coun- 
ty of Kilkenny, who had feveral grandfons, viz. John, Edmund, 
Robert, Patrick, and Edward , John the elder married Elizabeth, 

daughter of Slwrtall, of Claragh in faid county, Efq-, and died 

hi 16 1 7; having made his will 15 February 1611, (proved 4 Auguft 
1617) whereby he ordered his body to be buried by his father in the 
Church of Cloghnan, and having ifTue John, James, Richard, 
Laurence, Alexr>nder, Oliver, EMmund ; Catharine, Elizabeth, 
Ellicc, Ellen, Mary, and BUlinor, he devifed his eflates to his faid 
fons in tail male, and in failure of iifue male, in faid Ions, and of 
his grandfather, he dcvifed his faid eftatc:. to John Rochfort of Kil- 
ibryde and to his heirs for ever. Prerog. Ofhce. 

* Lodge Ccllc6l, 2 Id. ^ See that title. 


rent Fo? 20 years, in confideratlon of his repairing Brov/n- 
frovvn-caftle in the county of M*^ath; and 29 June 1464 
had a releaie from K. Edward IV. of 4I. lOs^ annua! rent:, 
ifTumg out of Velingfton, &c. holding aifo in 1472 Kil- 
bryde, Killyefton, Robertl^own, and 2 3 acres in Filiap.- 
{lown, free of kibndy.-^- ^He married Genet, daughter of 

Nang-le, Baron of Navan, and had Clirifiopherj his Chnil:o- 

jucccfTor at Kilbrydc, who was Lord of Tnftieddan, and, ph-sr, 
with his father Robert, accounted among the principal be- 
nefacStors to the priory of St. Woiilan, Ey Margaret^, 

daughter of Euftace of Cartlemartin in the county of 

Kildare, Efq. he had a fjn Robert, and a daughter 
Genet, married to David Sutton of the Grange of Csltls- 
ton, E'q. whofe fon and heir Gerald, married^ 
daughter of Thomas Fitz-Euftace, Viicount Baltinglas^ 
and had iffue David, his fuccelTor; John, Edward^ Robert, 
and Genet. 

Robert, v/ho fucceeded, was living at Kilbryde in 1569; Robert, 
he married firft, Jane, daughter of St. John, by 
whom he had a fon Chriftophcr ; and fecondly Joan, only 
daughter of James Boix (Boyce) of the Callagh, by his 
wife Joan BrafTcll i by whom he was ancellor to the Earl 
of Belvedere. Chriftopher Rochfort of Kilbryde, Efq. Family 

married Margaret, daughter of Lynch of the Knock, of 

and had one fon Robert, and two daughters; Elinor, who Kilbryde,' 
lived unmarried, and by her brother's deed of fettlement 
had it provided, that her nephew John Rochfort, Efq. 
ihould during her life ((he refiding in the pariih of Dun- 
boyne) carry to the place of her dwelling for the time be- 
ing, and leave for her ufe ten cart-loads of good baked 
turves for fire, to be had on the jUores of Galtrym, C!o- 
iicmery, Dromlargane, Dongartfton and Knock ; Ifmay, 
the vounger daughter, was married to Sir John Elliott, 
third Baron of the Exchequer, being the ftcond of hib 
four wives, and by him who died li January 1616, jEt.. 
69, had four fons, Thomas, Henry, Chridopher, and 

Robert Rochfort of Kilbryde, Efq. brought four archers 
on horfeback to the general hofting at Taragh in 1593, 
for the Barony of Navan, and one for ib^t of Ratoath ; 
made a deed of feoffment for the fettlement of his eftate i 
June 1603, died 14 September following ; ' and having 


' Lodge Collect. 

2 Inq. taken at Navan, 8 Janviary \6o6. 4^ Jac. 1. 


married Elinor, daughter of Sir Lucas Dillon, Chief 
Baron of the I'xchequer, left iflue by her, who deceafed 
26 Fehruar]^ 1607, and was buried at Nsv/tovm " fix fons 
and four daughters, John ^ his heir, then 27 years old, 
and unmarried ; Chr.ftopher ; Lucas ; ; Robert ; 
Barnaby * ; Margaret, married to Pafrick HufTey, Efq. 
ftiled Baron o? Galtrini in the county of Meath ; (and by 
him, who died in 1634, had feven daughters, viz. Elenor, 
Br;dget, Genet, Elizaheth, Jfniay, Anne, and Catha- 
rine 5); Mary, to Adam Beaghan 1 Jane, to Sir Walter 
Don2;an of Caftkton-Kildrought, Bart, (who died 
in 1626, having eight fons and four daughters); and 
Bridget John Rochfort, of Kilbryde, Efq. mar- 
ried Catharine, daughter of Chririopher the fourth Vif-> 
count Gormanfton, by his firfl wife Catharine, daughter 
of Sir William litz-William of Meryon, and dying I2 
January 1636, had iffue feven fons and four daughters, 
viz. Chridopher, who died 4 March 1630; ^ Robert; Je- 
nico ; Oliver ; St. John, engaged in the Rebellion of 
1641 ; Thomas; Henry; Catharine, firfl married to Ed- 
ward Evers of Phepoeflown co Meath, and fecondly to 
Laurence Hrijywood ; Mary, to Francis Tyrrell ; Eliza- 
beth ; and Margaret. Robert, who fucceeded at Kil- 
bryde, took part with the Irifh of the pale in the troubles 
of 1 641 ; and by Elinor, daughter of the Lord Slane had 
two fons and three daughters, Jcnico, his heir ; Henry ; 
Ifmay, wife to Gerald Dakon of Kilbryde, Efq; Jane, 

to Luke Hollywood, Efq. and , to Mr. O Neile ' 

Jenico, the elder fon, married Catharine, daughter of Sir 
William, and fifter to Sir Robert Talbot of Cartown, 
Barts. by whom he had two daughters Mary, and Anne; 
and by his will, ^ dated 2 November 1649, (proved 10 
Odober 1662,) devifcd to his wife and them, all his eflatc 
in Conaught, called the manor of Preftcn, pafs'd by let- 
ters patent to the Lord Gormanflon and his father, in the 
barony of Dromahare and county of Leitrim ; willed to bis 
wife the [)Ortion left her by her father, ordered his debts ta 
be paid, and appointed his faid wife executrix p. Henry, 
his brotiier, fucceeded him at Kilbryde ; married Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Pre (Ion, and dying in 1665, was 


2 Ulfter's OfTice. 

3 All mentioned hi the fettlement of his eftate, i June 1603. 

4 Idem. 5 Lodge CoIleCl. ^ Uifter's Office, 
7 Prerog. Office. s xd. 9 Id. 


buried In St. James's church-yard, Dublin, * leaving hio 
wife with child. 

We now proceed with the iflue of Robert Rochfort of 
Kilbryde, by his fecond wite Joan Boix, which were two 
Tons and three daugliters. 

James of Laroghes, otherwife Laraa:h, in the couiity of (1) 
Kildare, who married Margaret, daughter of John Lynam 
of Adamftown, and was father of Wiiliam Rnciifort, whofe 
firfl: wife was daughter of Gerald Lynch of Donore^, and 
his fecond Margaret, daughter of k'eymond Fitz-Gerald 
of Clonbolge, bv whom he had no iifue, but by the former 
had James and Oliver; the elder of whom, by Margaret, 

daughter of Fitz-Gerald of Donore, ^ was father to 

Wilham Rochfort, of Laroghes, who by Mary, daughter 
of Wilham Fitz-Gerald of Caftlerowe, Ffq. had J2!mes 
his heir, who married Jane, daughter of Maurice i .ulfacc 
of Caftlemartin, Efq. and had a daughter Duicibella, 
married to John, fecond fon of John Brereton of R mufquc 
in the Queen's County, Efq. by whom fhe had iiTue^ 
John, Edward, Henry, Rofe, Donee, Mary and Eliza- 
beth 2, and a fon Oliver Rochfort of Laroghes, whofe fon 
and fucceffor there William 20 O<5i:ober 1675, with his 
eldeft fon James, fold part of the edate, viz. the towns 
and lands of Caftle-Dillrin, Mallahayes, and an Ifland in 
the Liffey ^, to Sir JoQiua Allen, and the faid James (the 
fon) ofLaragh, dying in 1707, left, by Alice his wife, 
James his heir, then three years old. 

Walter, of whom prefently. (2) 

Laughter Catharine, married to Nicholas Dillon of (i) 
Keppocke in the county of Dublin, Efq. 

Elizabeth, to Robert, fecond fon of Sir Thomas Lut- ("2) 
trell. Chief Juftice of the Common Pleas, by whom ihe 
had iffue ^. 

Vol. in. C ., .,to 

* According to the direftlons of his will, dated 9 September 1664 
and proved 13 May 1665, in the fame grave with Mr. Marcus Roch- 
fort, if fo conveniently it might be-, orders his debts and funeral 
expences to be paid, and that 20I, be immediately after his deceafe 
paid to his coufin Richard Rochfort of Veiinr-ltown, in order 
w^hereunto his will was, that his ftoned h >rre ftiouid be fold at thc 
beft rate. He wills, that if it was the will of God, that the child 
v,'hich his dearly beloved wife then carried, Ihould happen to be a 
daughter, that itfhouldhave tool.over and above the liool. former- 
ly limited unto her by his deed of fettlement. He leaves to his 
trufty fervant James Rochfort, and his coufin William of Vefing- 
ftown lol. each, appoints his wife fole executrix, and his brother 
Luke Hollywood overfeer. (Prerog. OfHce,) 

' Lodge's CoUeft. ^ Id. ^ U , 

f See Luttrell, Earl Carbampton, 


(3) ""^ > ^^ JoJiJ^j ^on of Walter Fitz-Symons, alder- 

man of Dublin. 
Walter. Walter Rochfort, the younger fon was feated at Bre- 
nanflown, and dying in 1630, left ifTue by Catherine his 
wife, daughter of Sarsfield, four fens, viz. Henry^ 

James. James, Alexander, and Nicholas ^ James his fecond 
Ion, of Aghery, or Agherim, in the county of Wicklov/, 
had iflbe two fons and three dauf^hters, viz. James, 
Prime-Iron, anceftor to the Earl of Belvedere, Rofe, Mary^ 
and Lettice, all unmarried in 1642 ; the eldefl 2 of whom 
lived at Tomgnoyle in the faid county, where, about the 
beginning of November 1641, (he v/as deprived by the 
rebels of all her goods and Hock, worth 500I. as was her 
elder brother Captain James Rochfort, who in 1640 was 
captain of a foot company in Robert, Lord Dillon's regi- 
ment, in the expedition to the North of Ireland ; and af- 
ter the irruption of the rebellion, was lieutenant to the 
company commanded by Sir Arthur Loftus, lieutenant- 
colonel to Sir Charles Coote's regiment, in which ftation 
he was killed by the rebels at Kilfaghan ^ 24 February 
1641, valiantly fighting for the King % and was buried 
the 26th in St. Patrick's church, Dublin, dying unmar- 
Prime- Prime-Iron, his younger brother, during the courfe of 

Iron the war, was made a lieutenant-colonej;, but happening to 

. kill his major, was fentenced by a court-martial to be (hot 
to death, * which he accordingly fuffered 14 May 1652^ 


* The proceedings of the court were as follo;v : 

9 March 1651. 

The defendant "being this day- 
convened before the court held at 
Cork-houfe, in the prefence of the 
Right Hon. the Commifhoners of 
Parliament, the Lieutenant-General 
being Prendent. 

Lieutenant-General, Prefident 

Mr. Corbett, 

Col. Jones, 

Mr. Weaver, 

Col, Hev^'fon, 


Col. Lawrence, t 1 n- 

Adjutant-General Loirg }> /-/^ be-ng put to the queftion 

Major Meredith, I ^'^^^^^^^ ^^f blow received by Tur- 

T :_-.. /-_i A ner upon his head from Lieut. Col- 

R ochfort, was the caufe of the faid 

Turner's death .* 

Lieut. Col. Arnap, 

Major Jones, 

Captains Pierce, Campbell, 
Sanhey, Mansfield, Hore, 
Haycock, Man waringjSands. 

Refolved in the Affirmative. 

2. Whether 

3 Prerog, Office. ^ Her depofitlon taken 31 May 1643, 

3 Lodge, ^ Depolition uc antea. 



and was buried the next day ' with his brother. He mar- 
ried Thomazine, daughter of Colonel Pigott, by ^^ho.n he 

C 2 had 

2. Whether upon the evidence prcfented to the court, it appears 
that Lieut. Col. Rochfort gave the mortal wound unto the party ilain, 
out of malice and with intention to kill him ? 

Refolved In the negative. 

3. Whether upon the whole evidence it appeareth, that Lieut. 
Col. Rochfort wounded the faid Turner in his ovvn defence ? 

Refolved in the negative, 

4. Whether Lieut. Col. Rochfort be guilty of the death of the faid 
Turner within the feventh Article of duties moral .' 

Refolved in the negative. 

5. Whether Lieut. Col. Prime-Iron Rochfort, InkilUng of Major 
Turner by the wound he gave him in the head, be guilty of man- 
Haughter within the laft article of war, under the title of Admini- 
ftration of Juilice .** 

Refolved in the affirmative. 

6. Whether, upon the matter of evidence appearing to the court, 
he be guilty of a breach of the fifch article, under the title of Duties 
in the camp and garrifon ? 

Refolved in the affirmative, 

7. Whether, upon the whole matter, Lieut. Col. Rochfort Ihall 
f utter death ? 

Refolved in the affirmative. 

At a council of war, held at Cork-houfe on Tuefday, the ninth 
day of March 1651. 

However, the ruling powers at that time, by their provlfion for 
his widow, feem to atone for their ralhnefs in depriving her of her 
hulband , for, they not only directed his arrears, according to the 
cftabliffiment of four days pay by the week, to be fta'-ed and latisfied 
to her, but 14 July ilfued an order to Colonel Hercules Huncks, Go- 
vernor of Derry, (whither fhe had retired) to permit her, with her 
two fervants John Curtis and Maurice Craney, to remove thence to 
Dublin, with fuch goods and chatties as belonged unto them, with- 
out lett or moleftation ; and by order of council, dated at Clonmell 
the fame day, the fum of loL was directed to be forthwith paid to 
her, towards the prefent maintenance of herfelf and three children , 
and a weekly allow^ance of 10 {hillings, from the date thereof till 
further order, by the treafurer of the publick revenue at Dublin, upon 
account of the faid arrears : And by reafon of her great neceilitiej, 
fhe procured an order, dated at Drogheda 28 Auguit that year, for 
50I. prompt payment, upon account of the faid arrears. 18 April 
1653 directions were illued, for lands to be lett to her in the precmCt 
of Athlone, with fuch privileges as were held forth to military 
officers, and two days after the commiffioners of the revenue at 


Ulftsr's Office, 


had two fons and three daughters, Charles ; Roberf* 
great-grandfather of the Earl of Bel videre, whom he begot 
the very night he received his fentence of death ; Thoma- 
zine, born in 1648, and buried at St. Werburgh's 24 0<Sio- 
ber following 7 Dorothy, born in 1649 ; and Mary. 

Charles Rochfort, Efq. the elder fon, was feated at 
Streainftown in the county of Weftmeath j married Ma- 
bella, younger daur;htcr of Sir Theophilus Jones of Of- 
bertrtown in Meath, Knt., and by her, wlio remarried 
with William Saunderfon, Efq. had three fons and two 
daughters, Peyton, who died unmarried, and was buried 
I 8 O6tobcr 1692 at St. Michan's, Dublin ; Theophiius - ; 
Charles, (father, by his wife Elizabeth 2^ of judge Roch- 
fort of Streamflown, Efq.); Alicia, and Judith. 
Robert. Robert Rochfort, Efq. was born 9 December 1652, 

and being bred to the profeflion of the law, made a confi- 
derablc tigure in this kingdom for many years. He became 
fo eminent a lawyer, that 13 July 1680, before he was 2S 
years ot age, he was chofen recorder of the city of London- 
derry (which he refigned 8 Augult 1707) and i Auguit 
1690, was, with Richard Pyne, Efq. and Sir Richard 
Ryves, appointed CommiOioners of the Great Seal on the 
reduction of Ireland by K. William, having the year be- 
fore been attainted, and had his eftate of 443I. a year, fe- 
queftered by K. James's parliament '. 

6 June 1695 K. William made him his attorney-gene- 
ral ; and the parliament meeting 27 Auguft following, he 
was returned knight of the (hire for Wellmeath, when the 
houfe of commons making choice of him for their Speaker, 
prefcnted him 29 to Henry, Lord Capel, L. L. for his 
approbation, on which occafion the Lord Chancellor Por- 
ter thus addrefled him : 



Dublin, were ordered to appoint ii convenient houfe in the city for 
her accommodation, ai fuch rent as {he fliould judge reafonable, and 
repair the fame for her reception: Being alfo, 21 June following, 
permitted to become tenant to fo much of Sir Luke Fitz-Gerald's 
eftate, or any other lands belonging to the commonwealth within 
the precindt of Athlone, as fhe was capable to enjoy according to the 
inftrudions for fetting of lands in that precind, "flie to have therein 
the benefit of a civil officer , and the next year, fhc had her penfion 
of los. a v.eek continued. Council Office, Civil Lilts for thofe yeaj-^ 
A. 59- 

> MSS. Collea. 2 Colled. 

? Harris's Life of K, Wm. Zee, 


<^ Mr. Attorney, 

*' His Excellency commands me to let you know, that 
*' if you had been a ftranger unknown to hirn before this 
*^ time, yet what you now have faid to difable yourfelf, 
^^ fhews you are too well qualified for the fervice, to which 
*' the Commons have defigncd you, for him to allow your 
*' excufe.- He is fatisfied from this, and the experience 
*' he hath had of your prudence and judgment on many 
^^ occafions, that the Commons have well confidered their 
'^ own fervice, in the choice they have made of you for 
* their Speaker, and therefore difallows your excufe, and 
*^ confirms their choice, and commands you chearfully 
*' to attend their fervice ^" 

3 December 1697 an a6l of parliament pafling for the 
divifion of the parifli of St. Michan, and making the fe- 
parate pariih of St. Mary, he, his Majefty's attorney-ge- 
neral, and Alan Brodrick, Efq. folicitor-gencral, were 
chofen (20 November before) the firft church-wardens *. 
And Q^ Anne coming to the throne, not only continued 
him in his poft of attorney-general 4 June 1702, but 30 
June 1707 conftituted him Chief Baron of the Exchequer, 
from which being removed on her Majefty's death, he re- 
affumed his pradice of the law at the bar. 

On Sunday, 21 May 1704, a defperate attempt was 
made upon liis lile by a difgufted man, Francis CreiTwick 
of Hannam's-Court in the county of Glonccflcr, v/ho for 
many years had been a prifoner in the Fleet, and after- 
wards an inhabitant in the White-Friars, London ; after 
divine fervice in St. Andrew's church, Dublin, he flabbcd 
^he attorney-general with a ilieyn, through his gown and 
his other cloaths, and gave him a dangenus wound in his 
right thigh ; for which he was committed to Newgate, and 
being brought to his trial 2901 that month, v/as hned 500 
maics, fcntenced to remisin in prifon during the Queen's 


* In iG}3 he had a grant of lands under the adls of fetilement ; 
and 7 November 1699 "^ licence to hold a yearly fair 23 April ac 
j^/loyvore; with two more on 6 May and 6 December at Tvrrell-s- 
Fafs in WeUmcath : alio, 28 February 1704 the grant of a V/cdnef- 
day market, and four fairs on 23 Marfh, 21 June, 20 Augufl, and. 
2P October at Kinnegad , to which an additional one, to be held oi; 
2o April, and a Wednefday market at TyrrellVPaf::^, were granteci 
f7 Juiie 17:0. 

} Lords Jour, V. I. ]i- -^^^ 



pleafure, and to give fecurity for his future good behavi- 
our f. 


'\' The reafon of this attempt on his life, which at that time oc- 
cafioned various furmifes and reports, was this. Aluerrnan William 
Rid.^e of London having had part of the lands of Skreen, with 
ciber^ in the county of Meath, and about 45I. a year in the county 
of Wexforc', fet out to him as an adventurer (being all the efiate he 
had in Ireland) did by his will, made m 1670, the year he died, de- 
vife to his eideit fon William all his faid efiate for life, and afcer his ' 
deceafe without iffue, to be equally divided among his other chil- 
dren, who were John, jofeph, Janies, Charle?, Elizabeth, Marv, 
and Sarah. William, the eldeilfon, fucceeding by his father's will, 
fet the eftate to one Mr, Qwelfn, for the term of 41 years, from May 
1672, ac 240I. a year clear rent, of which leafe, at the time of the 
attempt, about nine years were unexpired- and the faid William 
dying without iime 4 December 1691, rhe efiate was divided among 
his brothers and filters, who were then fix in number. 

About four or five years before the attempt, Mr.Rochfort pur- 
chafed five of the fix Ihares, at about 20 years purchaie ; but the 
faid Francis Crelfwick having married Mary, daughter of Alder- 
man Ridge, became in her right entitled to the frxth part of the 
efiate , and foon after the dilfolution of the White-Friars, coming 
inro_ Ireland, found his wife's part of the lands granted in Cii/Jodiajn 
to Sir Richard Holford, upon an outlawry againlt him, the faid Creif- 
wick, for a debt of 600I. due by his bond to Sir Richard, the rents 
whereof from before 1699 ^'^^ ^"101 near difcharged the debt. 

In 1702 Creffwick agreed with Mr. Rochforr by indented Arti- 
cles, dated 29 September, for the abfolute purchafe of his part 
whereby it was covenanted, that Mrs. Crelfwick and Mr. Knio'ht 
his brother-in-law (who had fome eftate therein under him) fnoSld 
join in a fine and conveyance thereof, and that Mr. Attorney fliould 
pay 1200I. in London, for the purchafe of the faid fixth part and 
500I. more for the fixth part of the profits from 1691, then in ar- 
rears of which fums lool. was to be paid on perfe6ting the agree- 
ment,^ and was paid accordingly 200I. more was immediately re- 
mitted to Mr. Scrope, a perlon, nominated and fentruiled by Crelf 
wick to receive and pay the fame to his wife, upon the levying a fine 
ty her and Mr. Knight-, 600I. was agreed to be paid on the levyinP- 
fines and perfcaing conveyances ; and the refidue to be acplied in 
difcharge of Sir Richard Holford's debt; after which if'any fur 
plus remained, Mr. Crelfwick was to receive it, and the articles were 
depofited with Robert Fooiey, Efo. 

Purfuant to this agreement, Mr. Rochfort immediately remitted 
the 2col. to Mr. Scrope, the receipt of which he acknowledged by 
letter, and placed the reft of the purchafe-money udth Mr Pooley 
but Mr. and Mr?. Crelfwick, and Mr. Knight, negleftlng 'or refuf- 
mg to levy the tme, Mr. Crelfwick pretended, his immredi'ate return 
to London woula be necelliiry to get the fine levied, and prevailed on 
Mr. Attorney to give him 20I. to bear his charges-, but inftead 6f 
going, as he pretended, he remained in Dublin, and the fine was ftiD 
unlevied: Notwithltandmg which, he fome time after applied for 
more money, which the Attorney refuftng to pay,, till he \v^^ fecur- 



By his will, dated 3 ' May 1726, he devifed lool. t 
be laid out for the advantage of the charity fchool and 
children fettled at Gaulftown ; 40I. thereof to build a fchool 
houfe, and the intereft of the remainder to put the children 
to trades. He built the church of Gaulflown, and dire6ted 
his fon to finifli the fteeple he had begun there, as he Ihould 
think proper 5 and that his lands of Killnegenahan, then 
lythe free, after the expiration of the leafe, Ihould be 
tytheable for the ufe of the incumbent of Chrift-church, 
near 2 Gaulftown, in augmentation of his living ; to the 
poor of which parifh he bequeathed 20I. and lol. to_ the 
poor of St. Mary's, Dublin. 

He married Hannah, daughter of William Handcock of 
Twyford in Weftmeath, Efq. filler to Sir William Hand- 
cock, Recorder of the city of Dublin, and to the Rev. 
Stephen Handcock of Athlone, late Dean of Kilmac- 
duagh 3 and departing this life fuddenly at his feat of 
Gaulftown 10 Oflober 1727, was there buried, having if- 
fue by her, who alfo died fuddenly in Dublin 2 July 1732, 
and was buried with him, two fons, George his heir ; and 
John Rochfort of Cloughgrenan in the county of Carlow, 
and of Newpark in the county of Dublin, Efq. bap- 
tized 10 Auguft 1692 "^ who in November 17 13 and Octo- 
ber 1 7 15 was chofen to parliament for Bally fhannon, and 
after ferved for the manor of Mullingar : 19 January 1 7 22^ 
he married to his firii wife Deborah, only daughter of 
Thomas Staunton, Efq. Mailer in Chancery, Recorder, 
and Member of Parliament for Galway, by whom * he 
had two fons and two daughters ; viz. Robert, educated iR 
the univerfity of Dublin, died at Bilhops-Hall 16 Febru- 
ary 1755 unmarried, 5 John baptized 25 July 17355 and 


ed in his purchafe, CrefTwick, without previous nouce or menace, 
comniitted this delperate attack \ipon his life. 

What gave a general latisfailion, that Creffwick had not the lealjt 
ground to complain of an)' hard ufage, from Mr. Rochfort v\-as, 
that before he purchafed a^iy part of Ridge's eliate, Mr. Crelf- 
wick's ihare was, and frill continued in CujfodJam to Sir Richard 
Kolford for his debt of <^ool. which was not theji near fatisfied ; fo 
that though the fine was not levied, or any conveyance made, Mr. 
Attorney neither took, or kep": thepolielhon of Creifwick's fixth part, 
nor took any advantaj2;e of the faid agreement. 

* To her it was, that the ingenious Dean Swift wrote that in- 
comparable letter for the conduil of her life in the marriage llate, 
printed amongil his niifcellancous wcrhs, 

' Lords Jour. Til. 760. 76 1. 2 Lodge's Collea, ^ Jd, 

7 U, 5 ii. 


married in February 1759 to Dorothea, daughter of Tho- 
mas Burgh, of Bearth, Efq. and had ilTue ; Mary, mar- 
ried in October 1767 to Thomas, eldcft ion of Thomas 
Maunicli, Efq- Co^nielior at law ; and Deborah, baptiled 
28 September 1736, and married firft 19 January 1754 to 
G-orge Bilhop, oi Bifhops-Hali county of Kilkenny, 
Efq. who died in March 1764, ' and fecondly to Phihp 

Rochfort, fon of her uncle Arthur, 24 May 1746 he 

married f>fcondIy, Emiha, daughter of J "'hn Eyre ot Eyre- 
court in the county of Gaiway, E'q. and widow of the 
Rev. Wilham WiHbn of Shinglifs, Wcftnieath, fhe died 
23 A guft 1770, ^ and he deceahng in January 1771^ 
was fuccceded by his fon John, whofe daughter married ii> 
September 1782, to Sir Matthew Blackifton, Bait. 
George Georg::: Rochfort of- Gauh'town, E<q. was appointed 7 

April 1708 chief chamberlain of the Court of Exchequer^ 
which he held to his death ; and in the reigns of Q^ Anne, 
K. George I. and II. reprefented the county of Vv'eftmeath 
in parnament, being alfo a member of the privy council. 
--24 January 1704 he married the Lady Ehzabeth 
Moore, younger daughter of Henry, third Earl of Drcg- 
heda, and dying 2> July 1730*, was buried with his father, 
having ifTue by her, who died 30 March 1736, and was 
buried with him, five fon 5, and hx daughters, viz. 

(i) Robert, created if.arl of Belvedere. 

(2) Arthur, born 7 November 171 1, who on his brother's 

advancement to the peerage, fucceeded him as member for 
Weftmeath, 2 March 1741-2 he was created L. L. D. by 
the Lniverlity of Dubnn, and marrying Sarah, daughter 
of Rev. RowUmd SinQ;lcton of Droe:heda, and niece to the 
Right Hon Henry Singleton, Chief Ju(f ice of the Common 
^ Picas, had iffue George a Lieutenant in the artillery, who 
married and had ifTue; Sin^f;leton, who mairied Martha, 
daughter of Peter Shee of Dul>lin Merchant, and had no 
jflye : Philip in the army who married as above ; Rowland 
who married, and is deceafed ; Henry ; Elizabeth, bap- 
tifed 15 July 1740, and married 23 January 1762 to 
Mr. Richard Wilfon of Pontefra<5l in county of York ; 


* He made his will 5 IVfay 1730, 3 and by p. codicil dated in fame 
month he bequeaths towards finifliing the ueeple of Ganlflown, alrea- 
dy begun under his deareft father's expeuces, but csLrried on under 
the care and i.ifpec^ion of the Rev, Mr. Daniel Jackfon, the further 
jfum of 200I. witih lol to the poor of that parifh. 

Ledge's Collea. 2 u^ 3 Lords Jour. Ill, 761. 


Patience, who in 1767 married John Dutton, Efq. Mary 5 
and Sarah. 

George Rochfort of Rochfort in the county of \V^e{l:- (3) 
mearh, Efq. born 24 April I7I3> was Iworn a barifter at 
law in Michaelmas term 1739? 24 May 1746 he married 
to his firft coufin Alice, daughter of Sir Guftavus Hume, 
Bart, and by her who died m Dominick ftreet 17 April 
1770, he had three daughters, Alice, born 13 April 1747, 
Elizabeth, and born 19 July 175 1, who all died in- 
fants ; and one Ton Guftavus, who married in June I779 
to Frances third dauo;hter of John Bloomheld of Redwood 
in King's County, E'q. and hiter to the Countcfs ot Bel- 
vedere, and hath iiTue. 

John, baptized 21 Odober 1718, died young. (4) 

William, born 23 January 1719, in the army, 9 April (5) 
1743 he married Henrietta, elder daufihtcr of Colonel John 
B.amlay ', by his wife Mary, Lady Ofborne, and had four 
fons, and Four daughters ; George married and is deceaf- 

ed ; Prime-Iron, married the daughter of Blcod, 

Efq. William, now of the county of Weftm.eath, and mar- " 
ried at St. George's Church Hanover-fquare, ni June 17^ 
to the daughter of Henry Sperling, of Dynis-hall, in El- 
lex, Efq. ; Henry, in the fervice of the Eafi India Compa- 
ny, at Calcutta ; Mary married to the Rev. Chapel Grange 
,of Saliymount county of \V icklow ; Diana to Sir John 

D'Oyley, Bart. Anne to Hamilton of England ; and 

Harriet to John Kirkpatnck, Lliq. and by him who is de- 
ceafed Ihe has iflue. 

Daughter Mary, born 2 November 1705, married in (i) 
1729 10 Sir Henry Tuite of Sonagh m Wcllmeath, Bart. * 


* Sir Richard de Tuite, Knt. accompanied the Earl of Pembroke Family of 
'into Ireland, in 1172, and died in 121 1, leaving two fons, Rich- Tuite, 
ard de Tuite, Knt. furnamed the Black, and Maurice of whom Baronets, 
hereafter, Sir Richard, the eldelt (on, founded the monaflery cf 
Granard, about 1210, at which time he held the manors of Kilal- 
toii and Demar, and was enfeoffed in that of Kilftir in Meath; he 
left ifiue Sir Richard heir, and Hu^h, who held ,the manor of 
Demar, and died without iiliie , Sir Richard, third of that name, 
was Lord of Marftcn in Weilm.eath, Kilalton, and Kililir, and 
died in 1283 or 1289, leaving a daughter and heir, Amicltia, who 
married firll Sir Nicholas or Richard de Carew, Knt., by whom fhe 
had a fon, John, anceitor to the Earl of Totnefs, and by her fecond 
bufl'and William de Appledorneld fne had a fon Gilbert. Maurice 
deTuit, Tuyt, or Tuite, fecond fon of the firli Sir Richard, was 
l^ord of Jordanftown, and left ilfue Thomas his heir, Peirce or Peter 
ViiiQ dleciiii 1282, Matthew and R.oger. Thomas, the elder Ion, 


^ Lords Jour, III, ^61, 


and had an only fon George, born lo February 1729, orr 
the 25th of which month fhc died, and was buried at 


fucceeded at Jordanl^own and left a fon Richard de Tuyt, Knt., 
living in 1505, who was Lord of Loghlock, Sonagh, &c. and had 
iliue Sir Richard his heir ; John who was knighted with his brother, 
and left two daughters Alicia and Margaret; and a daughter Letitia 
married toSir Maurice Dillon, Knt. Banneret. Sir Richard deTuyt, 
fifth of that name, was knighted in 1326-, he was Lord of Logh- 
lock, Sonagh, he. and was alfo polfeffed of the manor of Killoway 
in the county of Meath, the lands of Moycreghan, in the barony 
ofDelvin, and the manor of Moymamy ; he married firfl: Marga, 
daughter and heir to Sir Adam Cufack, Knt. Lord of Killeen, (by 

a daughterof- Birmingham) and had Richard deTuyt, Lord 

of Killeen in right of his mother, v>fho died without iflue before his 
-father in 134.7, and a daughter Joan, heir to her brother, who mar- 
rying Walter de Cufack, Lord of Killeen in her right, was mother 
of Sir Lucas, who died Lord of Killeen in 1283, leaving a daughter 
and heir Joan, who became the wife of Sir Chriftopher Plunket, 
Knt. Lord of Killeen, and anceflor to the noble fariiilies of Fingall 
and Dunfany. ^The faid Sir Richard married to his fecond wife 
Blanch, a daughter of the noble houfe of Ormond, and by her had 
jffue John his heir, Walter (to whom his father granted the manor 
of Moymamy, where he refided in 1363, and had ilfue John his 
heir and Robert), and a daughter Letitia married to Maurice, 
fon of Sir Henry Dillon, Knt. Lord of Drumrany, who was living iji 
'343- Sir John de Tuyt^ who was knighted in 1335, Succeeded his 
father and was Lord of Loghlock, Sonagh, &c. he married Bafilia 
(Vidua), and had two fons, viz, Richard Lord of Loghlock, Sonagh, 
&:c. who married Eva, daughter of Sir Richard D'Exin, Knt. and 
died in 1363 without iifue), and Sir Thomas de Tuyt, Knt. who 
became heir to his brother, was feized of Loghlock, Sonagh, &c. 
and died in^ 1382, feized alfo, as by inquifition, of the manors of 
Cullefdoghrim, Imper, &c. late in the polTeiTion of Edmund Mor- 
timer of the Trym, at wiiich time his eldell fon was aged 14 year?. 
He left illue three fons, viz. Sir John his heir, of whom hereafter j 
James, of whom prefently , and Richard of Ballinfallagh and Sty- 
dalt, which lands he held from Thomas his father, he left a fon 
Nicholas of Stydalt, the father of Robert ofStydalt, who left ifiue 
Richard the father ot I'hoinazine and .Catharine, and John the fa- 
ther of Jane. James the fecond fon held the manors of Jordanf- 
town and Tuitellovvn from Thomas his father -, he Vi-as fucceeded by 
J)is only fon Thomas the father of Galfrid, of Jordanllovvn and 
Tuitellown, and grandfather of Andrew de Tuyt of Monelia, Jor- 
daniiown and Tuitefiov/n, wliodied 1-5 February 141^7, leaving Ed- 
mund his fuccelfor, then aged 20 years, who died in 1531, and by 
his wife Margaret Fitz-Gerald, had two fons, Andrew of Monelia, 
andF^ichard ; Andrew, the elder, was father of Walter (who died 
'^1 J 543, leaving by Anne, daughter of Thomas Cufack, Lord Chan- 
cellor, two fons ; Andrew, who died 20 of Auguii 1566, the father 
of Walter and Edward who died unmarried; and John who died 
3 May 1585. John left two fons, Edmund who died 20 April 15S5, 
i-atnerj by Eleanor Cufack, of Waher, who died :o November 1606 



Hannah, born 5 December 17063 was buried at St. (2) 
Mary's 6 June 1709. 

Elizabeth, bom 19 May 1709, died young. (?) 


and of Theobald set. 40, in 1606, who died 4 Novemher 1632, leav- 
ing by Margaret, daughter of Thomas Aylmer of Lyons, Efq. a 
fon Andrevv of Moneha, born in 1612, father of Walter, who, 
with his fons Andrevv and Theobald, was attainted 6 William and 
Mary) ; and Garret, ai cefior to the branch who refided at Moy- 
gullen. Sir Richard of Tniteftown married Ellen Barnewall, and 
had iiTue William his heir ; Richard, living 28 Q^ Elizabeth, a juror 
at Mullingar, on the death of Jolm Tuite of Black-Callle j and 
Walter, living at Johnftown in 1586-, William of Tuitellown died 
in 1586, leaving iliue Edward, Richard, and William. Edvsard of 
Tuitellown died 15 February 1595, and left iilue by his wife Mar- 
garet, daughter of Walter Hoopitown of Meath, Efq. whofurvived 
him, three fons, viz. Sir Edmund, William, and James. Sir Ed- 
mund of Tuitellown, Knt. was born in 15S7, he married Alice, 
daughter of James Fitz-Gerald of Laccagh, Efq. and died 10 April 
1633, leaving' ilfue, by her (v^ho remarried with Walter Nugent of 
Poitloman, Efq.) two daughters, viz, Alice, married to Levallin or 
Chriftopher Nugent, of Kilcovdey, Efq. Eleanor, to Matthew 
Ledwich of Grange, in the county of Weftmeaih, Efq. and a foil 
and heir, Edmund of Tuitellown, born in 1612, who forfeited his 
ellates in 1641 ; and by Mary, daugher of Sir Oliver Tuite of So- 
nagh, Eart. left iiiue William, a brigadier-general in K. James's 
army, who was killed at Aghrim in 169 1, (without ifl'ue), and Wal- 
ter of TuiteOovNU, who ferved in fame army, and was attainted 
with his brother, 6 William and Mary ; he married Margaret, 
daughter of David O More of Port-Allen, in the Queen's County, 
Efq. by her he had thirteen fons, eleven of whom fell in 169 1, and 
the lurvlvors were Richard aiid Robert. Richard was born in 1688, 
on the diifolution of the family he fettled at Montferrat, where he 
acquired a good perfonal forlune, aiid died there in 1718 : Me mar- 
ried Eleanor, daughter of Nicholas Lynch, and by her who died at 
Cork in 1758, he had iffue Robert-, and Nicholas, who died in the 
parifli of St. Mary-le-bone, Middlefex, 16 November 1772, leaving 
by Anne, daughter of Robert Skerret of Montferrat, Efq. whom 
he married in May 1730, Robert, born at Ifleworthin Middlefex, 8 
March 1746^ Ellen, married 21 December 1751 to Thomas Selby 
ot Biddlefden in Northumberland , Anne, to Thomas Stapleton, 
in the county of York , and Mary-Winefred, to JuHin Mac-Carthy 
of Spring-houfe in the county of Upperary, Efq. Robert, the 
eldeft fon of Richard of Montferrat, fettled at Antigua, where he 
married Rebecca PhiHips, and had a fon Richard living, at Lifle in 
Flanders in 1 77 5, who rriarried Catherine daughter of John Daly of 

Montferrat, and had a numerous ilfue. We return now to Sir 

John de Tuyt, Lord of Loghlock, Scnagh, kc. eldeft fon of Thomas 
^vho died 1382-, he was knighted in 1395, and was father of Sir 
Thomas ; John -, and Richard. Sir Thomas, the eldeit fon, held 
the manors of Clondocheron, Sonagh, and Liiper, and died in 1382, 
leaving Florentia ; Agnes ; and Sir John his heir, born in 1368, 
and fly led of Sonagh, Imper, &c. His fon and fucceiior Thomas, 
V/as father of Waiter, Lcrd of the f?.id manors, who died in 1516, 



/a) Alice, born 3 July 1 7 10, was married 2 May 1734 to 

. Thomas Lottus of Killyan in the county of Meath, Efq. 
member of parliament for Clomines, and died 13 July 
1738, without iffue. 

Thomazine, born 5 September 1715, married to Guf- 
tavus Lambert, Efq. Colle<9:or of 'Erim, and member of 
parliament for Kilbeggan, and had iilue ^ 


leaving (by AUfona, daughter of Sir Alexander Phmket, Knt. who 
furvived him) joim his heir, who died in 1530, leaving by Marga- 
ret Fitz-Gerald, Waher his fucceifor, born in 1525, who married 
Catharine, daughter of Gerald Fitz-Gerald of Larn, in the county 
ofKildare, Efq. by whom he had iliue Thomas, ofSonagh, Im- 
per, &c. who died (as by ir.quifition) in 1577, leaving ilVue by Ca- 
therine, daughter of Darcy of Flatten, John his heir, born in 

J 567, who died (as by inquifition) in 1597, leaving (by Margaret, 
daughter of Edward Nugent of Dyfert, Efq.) Sir Oliver Tuite of 
Sonagh, born about 1588, and created a Baronet of Ireland, 16 
June 1622; he married Matilda, daughter of Sir Gerald Aylmer of 
Donadea, Bart, and died in 1642, or rather 1645, having had a foil 
Thomas, who died before his father in 1635, leaving (by his wife 
Martha, daughter of Thomas Luttrell of Luttrellftown, Efq. who 
died in 1637) three fons, viz. Oliver, who fucceeded his grandfa- 
ther ; Balthazar, who died without iffue-, and Henry. Sir Oliver, 
the fecond Baronet, was born in 1653, and marrying a daughter of 

Ferral, had iflue Sir James, the third Baronet, who dying 

unmarried, his imcle Sir Henry fucceeded to the title, and became 
the fourth Baronet ; he ferved under K, Charles H. in Flanders, 

and dying in 1677, left iffue by Diana, daughter of Mabbot, 

and niece to Edward the celebrated Earl of Clarendon (flie furvived 
him) two fons. Sir Jofeph his heir ; and Robert who ferved in par- 
liament for the borough of Fore. Sir Jofeph, the fifth Baronet, wa?; 
an infant in 169 1, died in 1727, and was interred in the family vault 
ofChurchtown in the county of Weflmeath ; in May 1706 he mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of Robert Percival of Knightfbrook, Efq. by 
whom he had ilfue Sir Henry, the fixth Baronet, who married firit, 
as in text, and had iifue Sir Oliver his heir ; he married fecondly 
2 Ju'y I74i> Mary, daughter of Marcus-Anthony Morgan of Cot- 
letflown in the county of Sligo, Efq. and died at Bath in April 
J765, having had iffue by this Ladv, who was living in France in 
1775, three daughters who died young ; and three fons, viz. Henry, 
who fucceeded to the title; Marcus, born in December 1745, in 
the army ^ and Hugh, born in July 1747, alfo in the army. Sir 
George, the feventh Baronet, was born at Sonagh, where 12 Fe- 
bruary 1783 he was murdered ; dying without iilue his half-brother 
Sir Henry, who was born in 1742, fucceeded to tlie eilate, ar.d be- 
came tiie eighth ard jjrefent Baronet -, he ferved as a Lieutenant 
in th.e royal navy, and m November 1784, married Elizabeth, only 
daughter of Thomas Coblte of Newbridge in the coumy of Dubll; 
Jf.fa. but hath no illuc. (Coli. Libr. Rolls, and Colled. ons.) 

' See Lr.mbart, Earl cf C'van. 



Anne, born 16 February 1 721-2, married to Henry (Q) 
Lyons of River-Lyons^ Efq; chofcn to parliament for the 
King's County, 4 January 1747 ^, died 2 July 1763, 
having had iffue two daughters, Elizabeth and Anne-Su- 

Robert, the eldeft Ton, ])orn 26 March 1708, was una- Rober?" 
nimoully chofen 25 October 1 73 1 to fupply his father's i 
feat in parliament for Weftmeath ; and his Majefty was Ear? 
pleafed to create him a Peer by privy feal, dated at St. 
James's 22 February, and by patent 16 March 1737 ^, by 
the title of Baron of Bellfield, on the 22d of which month 
he took his feat in the houfe of peers ^ ; being alfo further 
advanced to the degree of Vifcount Bellneld by privy fcal, 
bearing date at Kenfington 26 Auguft, and by patent * 
5 Odobtr 1 75 1, by which title he fat firfl in parliament 7 
November following ^, and by privy feal, 4 November 1756, 
(the patent bears date 29 of that month ^) his Majcfty was 
pleafed to create him Earl of Belvedere, by which title he 
took his feat in parliament 2 November 1757 ^- His Lord- 
fnip was a member of his Majefty's privy council, and in 
1764 was appointed mufter-mafter-general of Ireland, 
which office he held till his deceafe. 

16 December 1731 he married firfl: Elizabeth, elder 
daughter of Richard Tenifon of Thomaftown in the coun- 
ty of Louth, Efq; commiiTioner of the revenue, who dy- 
ing in London of the fmall-pox 5 June 1732, without 
iffue, his Lordihip 7 Auguft 1736 married Mary, eldeft 
daughter of Richard, Lord Vifcount Molefworth, and de- 
ceafmg In April 1772, left iffue by his Lady who furvived 
him, three fons and one daughter. 

George, Lord Bellfield. (i) 

Richard, born i2 December 1740, who was major of (2) 
the 64th foot, and 18 January 1768 appointed Lieut. 
Col. of the 39th regiment ; 9 June 1764 he married the 
daughter and heir of James Mervyn, Efq; and deceafed 
without iffue. 

Robert, born in 1743, who married the daughter of (3) 
John Nugent of Clonloll: in the county of Weilmeath, 


* Commons Jour. 

^ 3*. p. D 

3 Lords Jour. III. 433. 

- Rot. 25. Geo. II. 2* p. f. 

5 Lords Jour. III. 789. 

'^ Rot. 3-0. Geo. IL a*, p. D. R. 22, 

7 Lord? Jour. IV, 9a. 


Efq; but by her who deceafed In November 1785 he had 
no ilf^e : in the Lill and preient parliaments he repreiented 
the county of Wcilmedth. 
(i) Lady Jane, born ^o October I737> and married to 

Brinllev late iiarl of Laneil)c>rouo;h. 
George George, the fecond and prefent Earl of Belvedere, was 
2 born 12 Odober 1738 ; ferved for the county of Weft- 
Eirl. meath in parliament. 24 Odober 1775 he fat firft in the 
houfe of pr^ers on the death of his father ^ ; and 7 June 
1776 in coniideration of his and the late Earl's ferviccs, he 
obtained a penfion of 800I. a year ^ 20 Augufl 1775 his 
Lordihip married Dorothea, fecond daughter of the late 
John Bloomfield of Redwood in the King's County, Efq; 
but hath no illue. 

Titles.] George Rochfort, Earl of Belvedere, and 
Vifcount and Baron of Belltield. 

Creations.] B. of Bellfield in county Weftmeath, i^ 
March 1737, II Geo. II. V. of the fame place 5 Otober 
3751? 25 Geo. II. and E. of Belvedere in fame county, 
29 November 1756, 32 Geo. II. 

Arms.] Saphire, a lion rampant, pearl, arm'd and 
langued, ruby. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a robin-red- breafl, proper. 

Supporters.] Tv^o^ flags, proper, gorg'd with ducal co- 
ronets, and chains reflexingover their backs, gold. 

Motto.] Candor Dat Viribus Alas. 

Seat.] Belvedere, in the county of Weflmeath, 35 
miles from Dublin. 



2^ X HIS truly ancient and noble family alTumed a fur- 
name from the town of Birmingham in the county of 
Warwick, which, in William the Conqueror's reign, was 
held of William Fltz-Aufculph by one Richard; ** But 
*^' whether he was paternal ancefcor to the family of Bir- 
** mingham," (fays Sir William Dugdale in his Antiquities 


' Lords Jour. IV. 796. Penfion Lift. 


of Warwlckfhire, p. 897. laft edit.) '' I cannot pofitlvely 
* afHrm ; but certain it is, that the Paganells (who im- 
** mediately fucceeded William Fitz-Aufculph) paffed it 
< away, with other fair poiTeffions, to be held by military 
* fervice ; for in 1166 (i2 Hen. II.) amongfl: the knights 
* fees, then certified by Gervafe Paganell '', Baron of 
' Sudley, it appears, that Peter de Birmingham held nine Peter. 
*' oih'nn de veteri feoffamento, by which it is clear that 
<^ William, the father of the faid Peter 2 (if not his grand- 
*' father) became firft enfeoffed thereof in the time of 
*' K. Henry I." - 

This Peter de Birmingham being fewer, or fleward to 
the faid Gervais Paganell, had a caftle at Birmingham, 
which flood fcarce a bo^v-fhot from the church fouth-wefl- 
wards, and by the grant of K. Henry II. and the faid Lord 
Sudley, had a weekly Thurfday market there, with the 
liberties of thol (toll) Theam (a power of punifiing Offen- 
ders ivithin his own bounds) Sock (a power of obliging aU that 
live in his jtirifdi^ion to plead in his courts J fack (a cogni- 
sance of all courts J znd inizng&ihci fa pGzver to punifh na- 
tives for theft J to him and his heirs ; which market and 
privileges K. Richard I. confirmed to his Son William de WilllaiBi 
Birmingham '% who bore for his arms, azure, a bend Lo- 
%engey or % as by his feal ^ and other authorities appear- 
cth ; and by his eldeft fon Peter, was anceflor to the fami- 
ly, which continued in England, and whofe defcendant 
"William de Birmingham had fummons to parliament as a 
Baron of that realm, in 1326 (i Edward III.); the fa- 
mily continued to poilefs the Lordfhip of Birmingham, 
until the reign of Henry VIII. when Edward Birmingham, 
Efq. the laft heir male, was wrefted out of that Lordfliip 
hy John Dudley, afterwards Duke of Northumberland. 

Robert, fon of the faid William (if not himfelf) * wcRoberti 
prefume to be the perfon, who in the reign of Henry II. 
accompanied P.ichard Strongbow, Earl of Pembroke, ia 
his expedition to Ireland, where he had large pofTeffions 


^ For, in an ancient manufcript, trar.flated from the Irifh "by- 
Primate Dowdall, and now depofited in Trinity-College library, 
Dublin, it is faid, that Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Glouceiler, who . 
married the fecond daughter of William, Earl Mariihal, Sir Willi- 
am de Burke, and Sir William de Birmingham, under King Henry 

Fi:2 ' 

Lib. Rub.Scac. fo 95. a. - Cart. Antiq. T. N^. 34., 

3 Rebus Hiber. inBibl. Bod. f. 99. Tom, lY. p, 85. 

'^ Cart. Antiq. f. N, 35, 5 Dugdale ut ante?i, 

* Penes, Rad,Snfcad^ 

ia B 1 R U I N G H A M, Earl ov LOUT H. 

given him by that Earl (to whom the province of Leinfler^ 
except Dubhn, was granted by the Kinir) in reward of hib 
lervices, and amongtl: the reil^ lie)d from him in 1 173 the 
lands of Otlaley ' I (o that (probably) he was the grand- 
father ot Eva and Peter de Birmingham ; grandfather to 
the former, by his eldelt Ton, who feenis to have been ait 
heirefs, tor in 1218 (2 Hen. III.) there was a controverfy 
touching the title of certain landis between her, then the 
wife of GeofFry de Marifco, L. J. of the kingdom, 
and Reginald Talbot 2, grandfather to the latter, by a 
younger fon, whofe name, it is prefumed, was Meiler, 
nnd who is faid (in the Bifhop of Clogher^s collection of 
MSS.) to be the firft that came to Ireland, and was called 
the third of the conquerors, from whom came all the 
Birminghams in this kingdom, and his fon is there named 

Pierce Which Pierce (Peter) de Birmingham was an eminent 

1 perfon in the reign of Henry III. from which King in 1 234 

Baron, he had the grant of 20 marcs a year, payable out of the 
Exchequer at Dublin, for his fupport in the King's fer- 
vice ^ ; being fumamned to parliament by him and his 

IMeiler, predeceilor K. John.- He was father of Meiler de Birm- 

z ingham, the fecond Lord, who in 1241 gave 160 marcs 

Baron, to build a houfe in Athenry, for Dominican Friars, and 
granted the lands whereon to ere6l it. He died nearCaihel 
in 1252, set. 50, and was buried in the faid Friary, having 
ifTue a daughter, Bafilia "^f married to Stephen Lord of 
Athlethan, fon of Jordan of Exeter (now called Dexter) 
and two fons, Peter his heir ; and William, Archbifliop 
ofTuam, who died in January 1311, and was buried in 
the faid Friary, which long continued the dormitory of 
this noble family- 

Pierce, Peter, the third Lord of Athnery, Aghnary (as ancient- 
3 ly written) Athunree, Athunry or Athenry, in 1248 (33 

Baron. Hen. III.) held the manor of Efker, until the King gave 
forty Libratas Terra to him and his heirs by patent, dated 

20 Feb. 

FItz-Emprefs, were the principal conquerors of Conaught ; who, 
with their accomplices, did inhabit the fame, and made it Englijfh, 
and obeyed the King's laws from O Byrn's country to Sligo, being 
above threefcore miles, which continued fo in profperity 160 years, 
to King Edward the Third's days. 

' As Maurice Regan, who then lived, writes, Hibernica, p. 19. 

'-* Rot. Clauf. 2. Hen. 111. M. 10. 

^ Rot. pat. de Anno. i8<^. Hen- HI. M. 4, 

* Monafticon Hibern. p. 273 -Sc 505, 


20 February It appears from the parliament roll of 1 295 .^, 
that he was fummoned as a Baron, with another Peter de 
Birmingham (the fon of James) Baron of Thetmoy or 
Tetmoy in Offaley, (who m 1309 married Ela, eldeft 
of the four daughters of William de Odingfells, and coheir 
to her brother l^dmund, who died the fame year with his 
father, viz. 23 Edw. III.) their names are inferted, being 
the 7th and 8ch of the Barons then affembled. His fervices 
were very confiderable a^ainfl: the rebelhous Iriih ; and in. 
1299 he was fummoned to attend K. Edward I. (as a Ba- 
ron of the reahn by tenure) with horfe and arms, in his 
beft array for war, againll the Scots ; and the next year, 
with John Woc;an, L. J. and others, fet fail from Ireland 
on that fervice *; but died 2 April - fame year (or in 1307) 
and was buried on the ri,s;ht-hand of his father in the Fnary 
of Athenry 4, leaving ifTue three fons and a daughter, viz. 
Richard, his fuccelTor ; John created Earl of Louth; Peter 
flain at Ballybraggan in 1329; and Bridget, married to 
Sir Henry Dillon of Drumrany. 

Sir John Birmingham, the fecond fon, fignalized him- John, Earl 
felf in a very particular manner by his bravery againft the of Louth, 
Irifli ; and in 131 2 (6 Edw. II.) was knighted by the L. J. 
Mortimer for airifting to drive the Lacies into Scotland. 
In 1318 being appointed commander in chief of the Eng- 
lifh forces in Ireland, he marched at the head of 1324 
men, accompanied by Sir Richard Tuite, John Cufack, 
Sir Miles Verdon, Walter Archbiihop of Armagh, Sir 
Edmund and Sir William Birmingham, &c. s againll: Ed- 
ward le Bruce, brother to Robert, King of Scots, v/ho 24 
April 13 15 had landed at Olderfleet, attended by the three 
banifhed brothers, Walter, Robert and Aumary de Lacie, 
together with an army of 3000 men, and had fo far pre- 
vailed with the Irifh, that they crowned him King of Ire- 
land at Knocknemelan, within half a mile of Dundalk : ^ 
But Sir John Birmingham, by his prudent condu^i, gave 
him a total overthrow; for encamping about half a mile 
from the enemy, Roger de Maupas, a burgefs of Dun- 
dalk, difguifed himfelf in a fool's drefs, and in that cha~ 
ra6i:er entering their camp, killed Bruce by ftriking out 
his brains with a plummet of lead ; he was inflantly cut 
to pieces, and his body found f!:rctched over that of Bruce^ 

Vol. III. D but 

* Qnoted by Sir Rich. Cox, T. 86. 

2 Pembridge Ar.nal. ^ Lodge's Colle<fh ^ Monaft. Hib. V- 27 s, 

5 Collect/ 6 Mem, 


but for this fervlce his heir v/as rewarded with 40 marcs 
a year 9 of which action Sir John having intelligence, 
met the Scots in good order of battle, and 28 May routed 
_ their whole army with a very great flaughter ; after which 
he cut off Bruce's head, and fent it (or as Marlhurgh fays, 
took it himfelf) to K. Edward, who in recompence of io 
fignal a fervice, created him Eirl of Louth, entailing the 
honour on his ifTue male, by patent, dated, in full parlia- 
ment at York ^, 12 May (not 7 June, as fome write) 
1319, (12 Edw. II.) which was exemplified at Kilkenny i 
November 1375 (49 Edw. III.) and is among the patent 
rolls of that year in Birmingham-tower ^ : And, for the 
better fupport of the honour, the King conferred on him, 
not only the creation money of 20I. a year, iiTuing out of 
the county of Louth, to hold by the fourth part of a knight's 
fee, but the manor of Atherdee in the faid county, which 
formerly belonged to Ralph Pippard, by whom it was given 
and furrendered to K. Edward I. to hold to him and his 
heirs, with the knight's fees, advowfons of churches, and 
all other rights thereto belonging, as fully as the faid Ralph 
had held the fame, by the fervice of one whole knight's 
fee, and three parts of a knight's fee. 

On 14 September the fame year he acquired another 
\n6lory in Conaught, and flew 500 Irilli, with their 
leaders O Conor and Mac-Kelly, being then general of 
the army ; and in June 1321 was appointed L. J. of the 
kingdom, with the fee of 500 marcs a year : During his 
adminiftration he received a writ from the king, authoriz- 
ing him to remove all fuch infufficient perfons, as his pre- 
deceffor Mortimer had put into office ; and alfo a letter 
dated 3 April 1322, to meet him at Carlifle in O^lah. 7r/* 
following, with 300 men at arms, 1000 hobellars and 
6000 footmen, armed with a Keton, a Sallet, and Gloves 
of mail, to ferve againO: the Scots, befides 300 men at 
arms, which Richard de Burgo, Earl of Ulfter, had for his 
own fhare undertaken to condu6:. This fummons he rea- 
dily obeyed, although the Englifli in Ireland had fuffered 
a defeat from O Nolan, in which Andrew Birmingham, 
and many others were flain, and although he had lofl his 
only fon Richard, who died this year. 

In 1325 he founded the Francifcan Friary of Thetrnoy, 
otherwife Monaflerfeoris, in Offaley ; and King's County ^ 
and in 1329 was prefent in the parliament held at Dub- 


Colleft. 2 pedlg. ut antea. 3 >jo^ 1^5, p^ 

Sir J. Davis Hift. Colled, and Clynn. Ann. 



lin, when a new peace was made between the Earl of UI- 
i,l:er and the Lord Maurice Fitz-Thomas ' ; hut being; ex- 
tremely envied by the Gernons, Verdons, and others of 
the ancient colony planted in Louth, he was moll trea- 
cherouily murdered lO June that year at Ballybraggan 2, 
being betrayed by them to the Irifh, who ailembled in a 
great multitude, ufing th^ fame fpeech that the rebellious 
Jews are faid to have ufed in the gofpel, Nolumus htinc reg- 
7iare fuper nos ^. X-V ith him, who is ftyled the befl Earl for 
worth, bounty, prowefs, and valour, fell moft of his 
kindred and friends, among whom were his brother Peter ; 
Robert, his reputed brother ; Sir John, fon to his brother 
Richard, Lord of Athenry ; William (Finne) Birming- 
ham, the Lord Athenry's uncle's fon; Simon, fon of the 
faid William ; Thomas, fon to Robert Birmingham of 
Conaught j Peter, fon to James of Conaught ; Henry 
Birmingham of Conaught ; and Richard Talbot of Ma- 
lahyde, with about 2oo more, whofe names are not 
known ^ On 19 June John and Roger Gernon, brothers, 
came to Dublin in behalf of the murderers, defiring they 
might be tried by common law ; but hearing that the i.ord 
William Birmingham was coming to the city, they left it on 
the 27th. He married Catharine, fourth daughterof Rich- 
ard, Earl of Ulfler, by whom he had an only fon R chard, 
who died before him, and three daughters his coheirs, all 
left in their minority, viz. Matilda, married to Sir uflace 
le Poer, anceftor to the Earl of Tyrone, and was living 17 
Edw. III. Bartholomea, to John, fon of Richard Fitz- 
Richer, and had a fon Richard ; and Catharine, to Ed-= 
mund Lacie. 

We now proceed with Richard, the fourth Lord of Richards 
Athenry, a very brave and warlike man. In the year 4 
13 16, he and the Lord Richard de Clare flew many IriiTi Baron. 
in Conaught 5 ; and at the feaft of Pentecoil, he killed 
300 Iriih, or more, inMunfter; in which year, 4 Augufl:, 
with the Lord William Burke, he led a great army againfl; 
Phelim O Conor and other rebellious chiefs of Conaught, 
near Athenry, with fuch prodigious fuccefs, that they are 
faid to have killed the King O Conor, with 8000 (fome fay 
1 1000) ^ men. After this victory, he fent John Hufee 
(liuirey)a butcher of that town, to fearch among the (lain 

D 2 for 

' Pembrldge. - Idem, and Fedlg. 

-^ Sir J. Davis and Clynn. ^- Pembridge and Clynn. 

5 Sir J . Da-v l^: and Clynn PcAr.bndge. 


for O Kelly ; who being alive, no fooner perceived Hufiey 
examining the dead bodies, than he came from his hiding 
place, attended with a ftout Efquire, and endeavoured to 
perfuade Hulfey to return with him into his country, pro- 
mifmg him lands and large poffeffions ; Huffey anlwered, 
1 will not go with thee, but thou Ihalt come with me to my 
Lord Richard Birmingham ; O Kelly replied, thou only 
haft thy page with thee, but I this v/arlike Elquire ; there- 
fore come with me, and ye fliall be fafe ; the page embrac- 
ed the propofal, faying, mafter, let us go with O Kelly, 
and we Ihall be both fafe and rich, for they are flronger 
than we ; HulTey was fo incenfed at this, that firit he flew 
his page, then O Kelly and his Efquire, and cutting off 
their heads, carried them to his Lord, who inftantly 
knighted him, and rewarded him with many lands. * 

He died in the year 1322, ' and was buried at Athenry, 
having ilTue three fons, William Fitz-Richard, his fuccef- 
for 9 Sir John Birmingham, flain with his uncle John, Earl 

, of Louth ; and Andrew, who in 1318 killed Hugh Ca- 

non, Juftice of the King^s Bench, betv/een Naas and Caf- 
tlemartin ; bur was flam himfclf, with many more, by 
O Nolan, the year after his father's death, 1323, and left 
a fon, William Fitz-Andrew de Birmingham, Vv'ho 30 
Auguft 1347 was made condable cf the Caftle of Athlone, 
with all the lands and tenements thereto belonging. 

William, Sir William, the fifth Lord of Athenry, in 1327 joined 
5 with the Fitz-Geralds and Butlers againfl: the Poers and 

t>aron. Burkes, when the lands and manor-houfes were burned 
belonging to the Lord Arnold Poer in Munfter, and the 
Town of Kenlys in OiTory ". -In 1 330 he was prefent at 
a parliament in Kilkenny, with the Earls of Ulfter and 
Ormond, and the Lord Walter Burke of Conaught ; in 


* Sir Richard Cox, in his hifior}^ p. 96, thus writes ; *' They 
** fay, Adienry was walled with the plunder of this battle, and that 
*' the brave Birmingliani was made Baron of Athenry .>r this noble 

*' fervice; and his heir is now the firft Baron in Ireland." The 

family appearing, from the authorities already quoted, to have been 
lords of parliament before this event, it follows that the title of Ba- 
ron Athenry was not then originally conferred ; and (we prefume) 
this miftake arofe from the near refemblance of Athenry, or (as it 
was fome times written) Athenree, with Atherdee, which Lordfliip 
about the lame time was given to his brother John, Earl of Louth, 
for his great fervices, as already related. And this re6tifies another 
error in p. 100 of that hiftory, where that Earl's fon Richard is fty led 
Lord of Athenry, inftead of Lord of Atherdee, 

^ Cox. 2 Pembridge. 


Ty'hich year, he and the Lord Maurice FItz-Thomas made 
peace with the L- J. and fwore by the Holy EvangeHfts and 
Reliques, to be faithful to their Lord the King : After 
which, he and the two before-mentioned Earls afTembled a 
confiderable Force, to drive Brien O Brien out of Urkytt, 
near Cafhel, where he was ravaging the country ; and on 
the Vigil of St. Margaret the Virgin that year he knighted 
his captains, John de St. Albans and John Monfell. In 
1 33 1 he marched with a great army arrainft David O Toole 
and other Irifh rebels, who had taken the Caftle of Arklow, 
whom he defeated with much lofs, and would have com- 
pleated his conqueft, had they not deceived him by falfe 
promifes ^ But Sir Anthony Lucy, L. J. fufpefiling that 
the Englifh lords, who abfented themfelves from parlia- 
ment, were underhand abettors of the Irifh in their Rebel- 
lion, * refolved to fecure as many of them as he could ap- 
prehend ; among whom was William, Lord Birmingham, 
notwithlfanding the L. J. had fome time before granted 
him the King's letters of pardon ^. He was apprehended ; 
at Clonmell by ftratagem, in the month of February, with 
his fon Walter, whilfl he was fick in bed 3, and 19 April 
was fent to the Caftle of Dublin ; and, though he had fre- 
quently done good fervice to his King and country, and 
was fuch a knight for valour (fay the Annals) "^ that his 
match was not eafily to be any where found, being one of 
a thoufand in warlike exploits, he was executed 1 1 July 
1332, and buried among the Friars-Preachers in Dublin ; 
"which fate his faid fon Walter had not efcaped, but that 


* About this time, viz. the latter end of the reign of Edward II. 
and the beginning of Edward III, (in the fpace of 30 years) Sir John 
Davys, in his hliiorical collections, p. 39. obferves, That the general 
defection of the old Englifh into the Irifh cuftoms happened. *' For, 
" ahout that time (fays he) they did not only forget the Englifh lan- 
** guage^ and fcorn the ufe thereof; but grew to be afhamed of their 
" very Englifn names (though they are noble and of great antiquity) 
*' and took Irifli fiirnames and nicknames ; namely, the two molt 
*' potent families of the Burkes in Conaught (after the houfe of the 
*' J^cd Earl failed of heirs male) called their chiefs Mac-William 
*' Eighter and Mac-William Oughter , and in the fame province, 
" Birminghani, Baron of Athunry, called himfelf Mac-Toris [or 
" jX'Iac-Feoris']." And this might probably be the rcalon of the go- 
vcrnm.ent's apprehending them, to preferve themfelves from fuch 
dangerous enemies, as they m.ight prove when mere Irifli. It may 
alfo be attributed to this barbarous culiom, and the Tanilh-y law, 
that the defcent of this, and other ancient Iriih families, is rendered 
yery obfcure. 

f Pembrldge. ^ Idem, War. AnnaL "* P^mbridge, 


he was In holy orders, or within orders, as the Annals re- 
late ^ 

He had iflue two fons, the faid Walter, and Richard his 
heir apparent, who died before him, or foon after, leaving 
a fon Thomas in his minority, as appears by a record in 
1334, finding, that the town of Athenree was lately in the 
cuftody of William, Earl of Ulftcr, by reafon of the mi- 
nority ot Thomas, fon of Richard de Birmingham ; which 
Richard held that town of the Earl of Ulller, by the fer- 
vice of ten marcs yearly rent, payable to him at his manor 
of LouEfhreagh, by equal portions at Eafter and Michael- 
mas, and by fuit of his court at the fame place. 

Sir Walter Birmingham, tlie younger fon, on the Vigil 
of the Virgin Mary 1330 was knighted by the Earl of 
Defmond near Moygallm ; and in February 1333 was re- 
leafed by th:^ L. J- Darcy from his confinement in the caf- 
tle ; was reflored to his lands in 1337 (li Edw. III. ) in 
confideration of his fervices in Scotland and Ireland, and 
in 1339 was prefent in the parliament holden at Dublin. 
In 1344 he had a fummons, dated at Weftminfter 10 July, 
to attend the King at Poitfmouth with 20 men at arms and 
50 hobellars, at his own expence, to v/ar againft Philip, 
the French King, who had violated the truce ^ He obey- 
ed the fummons, and was fo efteemed by the King, f that 
he appointed him L. J. of Ireland by patent, dared at 
Weftminfter 10 May 1347 (20 Edw. III.) with the fee of 
- ' 500I. during pleafure, which is inrolled amongll the re- 
cords of Birmingham-Tower -% and corrects themiftake of 
his appointment' by Sir Richard Cox, (p. 122) and others, 
who place it in 1346 He returned to Ireland in June, 
and 29 of that month his commilfion being read in Dublin, 
he took the oath of office ; and by a writ '^ dated at Weft- 
minfl:er two days after, he was empowered to remove 
fherifFs, conflables, bailiffs, and other minilkrs, that fiiould 
be found infulTicient. His Majeily alfo by patent, under 


-^ A writ, dated at Tylagh 7 Oftober i344 (18 Edw. III.) was 
dlreCled to PvOger Darcy Efcheator, to put Sir Walter de Birming- 
ham in polTelTion of the Baronies of Nathirlagh, Athnedeife, and 
Dehdon, with part of the manor of Kilkere, which, on the death of 
his wife Elizabeth de Multon, had been feized into the King's 
hands but the King underftanding that (lie lefc a fon and a daugh- 
ter. Sir Walter had a licence to enjoy them for life, by the courtefy 
of England. 

1 War. Annal. ^ Rhymer. Tom. 5. p. 4^7- 
3 20 o Edw. 111. F. N. 5. ^ id?^' ^^' T' .'. 


the great feal of England, dated at Windfor i8 July the 
fame year (and inrolled in Birmingham tower) dire6ted# 
that he fhould receive his falary quarterly, as it had been, 
paid to Ralph UiFord^ late Juftice, and authorifed him to 
retain ten additional men at arms, and fifty archers on 
horfeback, at the King's ufual pay, to affift him in his wars, 
whillT: he ftiould continue Chief Governor ; which men he 
accordingly kept from 27 January (23 Edw. III.) to 1% 
May following, being 156 days, to refift and fight Mac- 
Dermod Mac-Carthy, O Connor of Offaiey, Mac-Geo- 
ghegan, and other Irifli rebels ; and received 154I 13s. 4d. 
every man at arms having I2d. a day, and every archer 
four pence ^ 

20 of October 1347 a writ iffucd, bearing date at Ken- 
lys, and witnefTed by himfelf as L. J. in requital of his 
great fervices for leading an army a^ainft the Earl of Def- 
mond and others, with the L. D. Ufford in 1345 *. And 


* This record (which is inrolled in Birmingham tower, Anno 20 
Edw. III. No. 70. facie) ferves to obviate an error of our Irijh hif- 
lorians, who write, " that in 1548 he came again from England, 
*' having firft obtained for himfelf the Barony (?/"Kenlis ;';; Oilbry.'* 
The date of the record, being not four months from his arrival after 
his firft appointment, (hews that (probably) he had not been in Eng- 
land , and recites, " That whereas Ralph de UfFord, late Juftice of 
" Ireland, did retain our beloved and faithful Walter de Birming.^ 
*' ham, as well for the time of peace as war, on the King's part, 
" and fjr that caufe, did by letters patent grant 40I. a year to 
" him and his heirs for ever -, the K ng, in recompence of his good 
*' fervices, as well in company of the faid L. J. as for the good fta- 
*' Mon he might hereafter hold in Ireland, approving of the fame, 
* fenthis wrir from England to the Chancellor and Treafurer, that 
** in lieu of the faid 40I. a year, the like fum might be fettled upon 
'' him and his heirs, of the lands and rents, forfeited, or efcheated 
" to the crown, in feme convenient place. And afterwards, by the 
" advice of the faid Chancellor, Treafurer, and Privy Council of 
" Ireland, and that he might be more firmly attached to the King's 
*' Service, his Majefty granted, in fatisfadtion of the faid 4cl. in 
*' lands, a melfuage, a haggard, a water-mill, two carucates, 
" and 90 acres of land, 7 acres of m.eadow, a certain turbary, 
" 3I. us. 8d, burgage-rent, 7I. 16s. 50. half-penny of the rent of 
*' the free tenants, and a certain toll in Kenlys, with the pleas and 
" perquifues of the courts there-, 127 acres of land, 43 fnlllings 
" burgage-rent, a certain toll, a turbary, and the autumn works cf 
" the tenants in Dunnvmegan, with the pleas and perquifites of the 
** courts there j and 148 acres in Duyn, forfeited by Euiiace lePoer, 
*' for raifmg war againil the crown, and which were extended at the 
" vearly value of 39I. 19s. 9d. half-penny , to hold to him and his 
" heirs for ever, with the fervices of the hee tenants." 

^ MSS. pogh. in Trln, Col,, 






7 Baron. 





in November, by the ailiftance of the Earl of Kildare, he 
fent competent forces againll O More,, and his accom- 
plices, then the chief difturbers of the kingdom, whom he 
lo vigorouily profccuted with fire, fword, and continued 
executions, that, although their number amounted to Tome 
thousands, and their defence was refolutc, he reduced 
them at length to fubmit to the King's mercy, and obliged 
them to give hoilages for prefervation of the publick peace. 
2Q July 1349 he entered into articles with the Iriih of 
Meath to preierve the peace, who falling from their en- 
gagejiicnts, Cornelius, Donatus, and Brian M2c-Co;2:hlan, 
were fldin ; in which year ? he, who had lignalifed himfeif 
above the reil for his equal adminiftration of juftice, and 
on that account was called by the people, the jitji man, and 
th: bejl governor of \\^\^Yid, yielded up the government by 
a voluntary refignation to the L. J. Carew ; and going in- 
to England, died there, on the Vigil of Sc. Margaret the 
Virgin % 19 July 1350*. 

Thomas bitz-Rlchard de Birmingham, grandfon and 
heir of William the fifth Lord, fucceeded to the honour, 
which he left to his fon 

\\ ilham Fitz-Thomas, the feventh Lord, who ^^ was 
then Lord of Athenry, and v/as father of 

Thomas, the eia;hth Lord, who, by the name of Tho-- 
mas de Birmingham of Anery, was appointed 30 January 
1346, the King's chief Sejjeant of his county of Conaught, 
during pleafure ; and who received a writ, dated at Dub- 
lin 4 Augufl: 1356, (30 Edw. III.) to reflrain him from 
making war upon the Clmrichardes, wherein the King 
writes, that having been given to underflan-, that his be- 
loved Thomas de Birmingham, Lord of Athenry, and Ed- 
mund de Burgo did iiuend to raife war afrefn upon the 
Clanrichardes, which might be of dangerous confequence 
and detriment to his fubjeiSts of thole parts, commanded 
them to iorbear fo to do on any account, without the ad- 
vice and confent of Maurice Fitz-Thomas, Earl of Def- 
mond, who was then haftening from England, with power 
and authority from the King for that purpoie.- By his 
deed, dated at Alhunry 7 March 1368 (43 Edw. III.) he 


* He IS fuppofed to be the perfon "wfio built the tower within the 
Cartle of Dubhn, for the prefervation of the antiquities of the king- 
dom, which tower hath been lately rebuilt and bears the name of 

i Pembridge. 2 Lodge. 

3 As appears in Birmingham Tower, 20 Edw. HI. N^.47, 


granted bread, wine and wax, for the celebrating mafs in 
the monaftery of Clare in the county of Galway, founded 
by John de Cogan I Edw. III. for the purchafing of 
which he gave all his lands oF Cioymelayn, which lay 
contiguous to tbe faid town of Clare. He alfo gave eigh- 
teen acres of aiable land in Giine to the Friary of Athunry, 
to which he was otherwife a great benehidor, and was 
there buried in 1374 or 1376, * having had iffue two 
fons, Richard, killed in 137 1 by Malachy O Kelly, chief 
of hisfept, the day he took his father pnioner ; and 

Walter, the ninth Lord Birmingham of Athenry, ftyled Walter 
Walter More (the Great) who in 1377 (i Rich. 11.) was 9 
fined in ipo Ihilimgs for abfenting huufelf from the parlia- ^^^^" 
ment, fummoncd to meet at Triftledermot 2 2 January that 
year ; but 7 April 138,0 he was appointed with Hugh, Bi- 
fhop of Achonry, and Thomas titz-Edmund de Burgo, 
Commiffioncrs of Oy^r i\nd Ter mi ?ier^ and J uftices within 
the province of Conaught, which commilhon the King re- 
voked 12 December following- He was again iummoncd 
1 1 September that year, to the parliament holden at Dub- 
lin, as he was 29 April the year following ; and by pa- 
tent, dated at Skryne 8 December 1388 (12 Rich. 11.) he 
was conilitutcd (VierifFof the province of Conaught during 
pleafure^ being the fame day, with Sir Thomas Fitz-Ed- 
mund de Burgo, for their fidelity and provident circum- 
fpection, appointed the King's juilices for the faid pro- 
vince. And, upon his complaint, that certain Iriihmen 
of the lower parts of Conaught, conftantly took the liberty 
to fiih and take falmon in a certain water, belonging to 
him in thofe parts, againft his will, and fell the fame, 
from time to time, to the inhabitants and merchants of 
Galway, to his great detriment ; the King ilTued his writ, 
bearing date at Naas 20 Apiil 1350, to the Iheriff of the 
county, and the mayor, bailiffs, and commonalty of Gal- 
v/ay, llridly prohibiting them from buying any falmon, 
taken in that manner by the Irifn, agamft his Lordfliip's 
will, upon pain of a heavy fine on all, who (hould pre- 
fume to tranfgreff that order ; and direding them to make 
publick proclamation, that no perion, of what condition 
foever, Ihould prefume to buy, or take any falmon for the 
future without his licence ; and to enquire upon oath con- 
cerning any, who Ihould dare to violate that order after 
proclamation, with a power to arreft and imprifon offen- 


Monaft, Hib. p. 27s. 


ders, until n:UisfadIon (liould be made to his Lordfhip ^ 
In 1397, with Thonias, Lord Burke, he cut off 600 Irilh 
and their captain Mac-Conn ^; was made llieriff of Co- 
naught during pleafure by patent, dated at Kilkenny 1 1 
May 1400 (i Hen. IV.) and dying in 1428, an aged 
man, was buried at Athenry, leaving his title and eftate 
to his Ton 

Richard, Richard, the tenth Lord, flyled Richard of the Winey 

\c Baron, and alfo Old Richard, who was father of 

Edmund, h.dmund, (or Edward) Fitz-Richard, the eleventh Lord, 

11 Ikron. w'hofe fon and fucceffor 

Thomas, Thomas Fitz-Edmund, the twelfth Lord, was prefent 

'^ in the parliament, held in the 6th of K. Henry VII. being 

iiaron. r^^ ^^^^,^ ^.j^^ ^^.^ Baron in the Roll ; and adhered to that 

King's interefts with great fidelity and refolution, when 

the impoftor, Lambert Simnel, perfonating Edward, Earl 

oi' AVarwick, came into Ireland, and was ciowned at Dub^ 

lin. He was fucceeded by his {(yn 

Ed. 13 B. Edmund, the thirteenth Lord, the father of 

Richard, Richard, the fourteenth Lord, who, with other nobles 

H of Enc-liih dcfcent, made their fubmiflion in 1541 to the 

caron. L. Jj. and fat in the parliament, held by 'Thomas, Earl 

of SulTex 12 January 1559 (2 Eliz.)^ He was father of 

Edmund Edmund, the fifteenth Baron of Athenry, who in 1576 

ir attended the L. D. Sidney to Galway, in his progrefs 

Baron, through Conaught, v;ho writes, that he was as poore a Baron 

as lyvethy and yet agreed on to be the aunt lent eji Boron in this 

lande^y and accordingly fat as the aticientejl Baron of Ireland 

in the parliament, holden at Dublin 26 April 1585 by Sir 

John Perrot, and in 1587 joined with Sir Richard Bing- 
am againil: the Burkes. About the year 1560 he married 
the daughter of Sir Dermod O Shaghnaflie of Gortinftii- 
gorie in the county of Galway, and filler to Sir Roger, by 
whom he had three fons, Richard his heir 5 Miles (or 
Meyler), Buy, and Thomas, Duffe. 
Family of Meiler, the fecond Ton, was feated at Connaghar, and 
Dalgan. his pofterity was thence denominated, but that place being 
loft in the troubles of 1641, the family fettled at Dalgan, 
which was conveyed to the faid Mei'er by his brother 
Richard, Lord Athcnry's deed ^, of gift, dated 13 O6I0- 
ber 1595, who, as well for and in conhderation of the na^ 


Ro^. pat. de Anno 13 Ric. II. D. R. 

2 MSS. Ireland, in Trin. Coll. 4to. 

5 Sidney's Letters, I. 105. 

.4 Irenes J. Birmingham de Dalgan, Armig, , 


tiiral love and affetlion which he bore to his dearly beloved 
brother Meyler Birmingham, Efq. and the better to ena- 
ble him to a marriage and marriage- portion, as alfo in full 
fatisFadion of any portion, debt, egacy, dues, challenges, 
or demand he might have, or make from him and his 
heirs, as alfo for divers good caufes and confiderations, 
him at that time efpecialiy moving, gave, granted, af- 
figned, transferred, confirmed, and made over S to him 
all his right, title and intereft in the town and four quar- 
ters of Connagher, the town and four quarters of Dalgan, 
the town and four quarters of Cloondrum and Clunrane, 
the quarter of Caruthomas, and half-qua'ter of Cloondar- 
gan, all in the Barony of Dunmore and county of Gal- 
way; to hold to him the faid Meyler Birmingham for life, 
remainder to his heirs male ; remainder to his Lordfhip 
and his heirs for ever; with power, in cafe of failure of 
iiTue male in the faid Meyler, to charge the premifles with 
200I. flerlin? ; and if his Lordfhip, or the heirs male of 
his heirs male, ihould happen to die without iffue male, 
that his Lord, ip's whole real eftate, then in his pofTeifion, 
fhould for ever defcend to, and be inherited by the faid 
Meyler and his heirs male, lawluUy begc^tten, fubjeO: ne- 
verthelefs to the payment of any Turn or funis of money, 
not exceeding loool. which he, the faid Richard, was 
thereby empowered to encumber his faid real eilate with, 
by will or any other inftrument in writing under his hand 
and feal duly executed and attefted. And in the poirciTioii 
of the faid lands, the faid Lord Richard put the faid 
Meyler, by delivering unto him at the enfcalmg thereof, 
one piece of money, commonly called a ihilling, in the 
name of the aforefaid lands ^. 

Which Meyler married Sarah, daughter of Mac-Jordan 
ofToirachan in the county of Mayo, and had ilfue feven 
fons, Redmond his heir, Edmund, John, Thomas, Rich-^ 
ard, William, and Edward ^. Redmond Birmingham of 
the Marqiietf Eiq. the eldell fon, by the daughter of Sir 
Chriftophcr Garvey of Moyrifk in the faid county, was fa- . 
ther of Miles Birmingham, Efq. who married Cicely, 
daughter of Dudley Mac-Colf ello of Tologhan in county of 
Mayo, Efq, and had Francis his heir, a captain in the fervice 
of K. James II. who married Brigid or Bridget, daughter 
of Andrew O Crean cf Sligo, and was father of John Bir- 
mingham of Dalgan, Elqo which place, with other deno- 

I Lodge's CoUea. and MSS. Bp. Clogher. Idem. ^ Idemc 


minations now in his podeflion, have been a real eilate in 
him and his anccilors above 500 years. He married Maud, 
eldeft daughter of John Birmingham of Kellbegg, Efq. 
and died in November 1777? set. 85, having had five fons 
and a dauirhter, viz. Francis, -who died Vvithout iffue ; 
John, his heir; Michael, died in the Ifland of St. Chrif- 
topher unmarried ; Redmond, a General in the Neapolitan 
fervice, died unmarried ; and Edward, living in Deme- 
rary, in South America, who married in 1777? 
Waddel, and hath John, Francis and Edward ; daughter 
Bridget, married Charles Croghan of Wingfield, in the 
county of Rofcomon, Efq. John, the fecond fon, 
fucceeded at Dalgan, is a Juftice of Peace for the county 
of- Gal way, married firil Jennet, daughter of John Puech, 
of St. Chriflopher's, and fhe dying in 1768, he married 
fecondly, Dorothea JMatthews of Demerary, but hath no 
iffue ^ 
Family Thomas (Duffe) Birmingham, the youngeft fon of Ed- 
of mund, the tifteenth Lord, married the daughter of . 
Kellbegg. Burke of Cioghroake in the county of Galway, and had 
four fons, Edmund, Gilbert, William, and Rowland ^ ; 

the eldefl; of whom by the daughter of Burke of Bal- 

lyiie in the fame county, had Thomas, his heir, v/ho mar- 
ried a daughter of - Burke of Caftletogher, and had 
John Birmingham of Kellbegg in the county of Gal- 
way, Efq. who married Elizabeth, fecond daughter of John 
Brov^ne of Weftport in the county of Mayo, Efq. and 
had five foiis, and five dau2;hters % viz.. John, (who 
married Anne, daughter of M[r. Chambers, and left an 
only fen William, set. 10 in 1754); Thomas ; Francis, 
(who married the daughter of O Byrne of Athlone, 
but had no iffue) ; Peter, (married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Mr. Flolyday of Kilgeurin in the county of Galway, and 
had two fons, and live daughters, viz. Francis, John, 
Jane, married 7 December 1750 to John Chambers oi: 
Kiiboyne in the county of Mayo, Efq., Elizabeth, Mar- 
gery, Mary, and H^nora) j Gilbert, died unmarried. 
The daughters were Maud, (married to John Birmingham 
of Dalgan, Jifq. before-mentioned) ; tBridxet, who died 
unmarried : Mary, (married to Chriftcphcr O Fallon of 
Ballinderry in the county of Rofcomon, r-fq.) ; Honora, 

(to Richard Kirwan of Carrnnegarry in the county of Gai- 

111 1 IT 

' Information of R.Oufley, Efq. 2 Cboh. MS3^ 

^ Lodge Collect. ' ' . 


wav, Efq.) ; and Elizabeth, to Bryan O Kelly of Garden- 
ford in county of Rorcomon, Efq. 

Richard, the fixtcenth Lord of Athenry, was born in Richard, 
the Year 1570 i, and 18 ?vlav 1613 was prefent in parlia- 16 
inent, as he was in 1615, and alio in that opened by Tho- Baron, 
mas, Vifcount Went worth 14 July 1634.. On 20 May 
161 7 he had the grant of a Monday Market, and a fair on 
St. Pcter'a day at Duninore in the county of Galvvay ; and 
marrying a daughter of the family of Tuite, died at Tur- 
lovaughan 20 November 1635, and was buried in the 
Friary of Athunry, having iffue four fons, and a daughter, 
viz. Edward, his heir ; Edmund, who died childlefs ; 
John, (who engaged in the rebellion of 1641 -, and mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Martin Darcy, Alderman of 
Gahvay, widow of Hugh O Flahertie of Muckullin, Efq. 
and by her, who died 3 June 1636, had three daughters 5 

, married to O Dowde of the county of Mayo, Joan, 

to Edmund (V^au^;hery) fon of Walter Bourke of Clog- 

hans in that county, Efq., and , to Mr. Lovelock of 

the county of Gal way) ; the fourth fon was Myles ; and 
the daughter Julia was married to Hubert Burke of Dona- 
mon in the county of Galway, Efq. fon of Sir Feilius 
Burke, Knt. 

Edward Fitz-Richard, the feventeenth Lord of Athenry, Edwardj 
married Mary, daughter of the faid Sir Feftus Burke of 17 
Donamon and Glinfk, and departed this Life in 1640, I^aron. 
having ilTue feven fon and three daughters ; Richard, his 
fucceifor ; Edinund, a Dominican Friar ; Francis, who 
fucceeded to the honour ; James, an Auguilin Friar ; Pa- 
trick (or Peter, a Dominican ; John, engaged in the re- 
bellion of 1 641 ; Nicholas ; Margaret, firft married to 
Burke of Caftletogher ; and fecondly to O Crean of Sli- 
go, whofe daughter Margaret by her was fecond wife to Johij 
O Carrol of Beaugh, Efq. who died I2 Augufl 1733, leav- 
ing feveral children, the eldefl of whom. Sir Daniel O Car- 
rol, at the inftance of the Duke of Ormond, was made a 
Lieutenant-Colonel i March 1709, and 2 September 1710 
Colonel of a regiment of horfe, which was broke 22 De- 
cember 1 7 1 1 ^ ; being alfo by Q^ Anne created a Baronet ; 
was Knight of the order of Arragon in Spain ; made a Bri- 
gadier-General 29 O<5tober 1735, Major-General 2 July 
1739, and a Lieutenant-General 18 February 1741*^, in 


Rot. pat. Anno 13 Jac. T. 3* p. D. 

- Lodge MSS. 3 Lodge's Colletr., 

Rot. Cane. is^Jac.I. 3p. D. 






uhich rank he died 4 November 1750. Anne, the fecond 
daughter, was married to O Conor (Dunn) of BalHntober 
ill the county oi' Rojcomon, lineal delcendant of O Conor, 

the monarch of Ireland ; and Mary, the third to 

Burke of Cafilehacket^ after denominated Buike of Ower 
in county of Gal way. 

Richard, the eldcil Ton, and eighteenth Lord of Athen- 
ry, was 45 years old or thereabouts in 1615 ; upon the 
breaking out of the rebellion in 1641, was made captain of 
a compan/ of foot in the county of Galwa:', raifed by the 
Earl of Clanrickarde, and the gentry of that county, to 
fupport the ftate ; but his Lordfiiip dying without ilFue 
during thefe troubles, he was fucceeded by his brother 

Francis, the nineteenth Lord, who took up arms for the 
King in the beginning of the rebellion ; and 4 January 
1647 was chofen, with Sir Rotbuck Lynch and Sir Lucaj 
Dillon, to be of the refident council, in the interval of the 
general affembly, for the province of Conaught. He 
maintained the King's right in Ireland even 'till after the 
battle of Worceifer, when his Majefty, from France, ad- 
vifed him to fubmit to the prevailing powers ; who except- 
ed him from pardon for lite and cftate, by their aQ: of par- 
liament for the fettlcment of the kingdom, pafled on 
Thurfday i2 Augull: 1652; for the removal of which (en- 
tence he petitioned the government, who 14 September 
16^^ referred the matter to the commilTioners of revenue at 
Galway, to examine whether he had been out in the firfl 
year of the war, and under what qualifications of the a(5t 
he fell. For fome time after this he lived undifturbed ; 
but in 1659 the government being informed, that the pub- 
lic peace of the commonwealth was threatened in England, 
the Lieutenant-General of the army was required (6 Au- 
gud) to give fpeedy and effectual order for the apprehend- 
ing his Lordfhip, the Earls of Clanrickardc and Weftmeath, 
and fuch other principal and leading men v/ithin the coun- 
ty of Galway, as fhould be conceived active or dangerous 
perfons, and fecure them in fome garrifon. However, he 
iurvived thefe troubles, and at the meeting of the firft par- 
liament after the reRoration 9 May 1661, he took his feat, 
and 27 May 1662 was of the committee, to prepare votes 
m order to an addrefs to the L. J. and council, for prepar- 
ing and tranfmitting a bill, explanatory of the a<St of fet- 
fclement ; in which bill the houfe fupplicated the L. J- (30 


Rot, Cane. 13", Jac, I. 3*. p, D, R. 21. 


June) that they would caufe to be inferted a claufe for the 
better iecuring inch, as had been innocent of the rebelHon, 
and yet had loll; their eftates ; in which claufe it v/as fpe 
cified, that his L,ordlliip had conftantly attended his Ma- 
jefty's fervice in that parliament, that regard might be had 
to his better encouragement, and the fupport ct the digni- 
ty of the honourable houle of Peers ; that therefore it 
might be provided and enacted, that his Lordftiip might be 
flrfl reftoied unto, and enjoy the eftates formerly belonging 
to him, before any eftate be reftcred to any perfons, who 
were not by his Majefty's gracious declaration to be rellor- 
ed to their former eftates, before a reprifal be firil laid out 
and delivered to the adventurers, foldiers and others, pol- 
feffing the fame refpectively '. And his Majefty taking in- 
to conlideration the teftimonies given by his Lordlhip, in 
the beginning and during the rebellion, of his afFection 
and duty to his Majefty and his royal father ; and that the 
eftate dcfcended upon him was too mean to fupport the dig- 
nity of his honour, v/hich was conferred on his anceftors 
for their many iignal fervices, performed to his royal pro- 
genitors, thought fit to fignify to the L. L. by privy leal, 
from Whitehall 2 May 1663, that it was his will and plea- 
fure, upon the fettlement of Ireland, that his grace and 
favour ftiould be extended for the recovery of the decayed 
fortune of fo ancient a family j and to that end empower- 
ed him to make ufe of all the ways and means he could, 
for the fpeedy reftoring his Lordfhip to his former eftate, 
and for adding fo much of other forfeited eftates, as his 
Excellency ftiould judge a competent and befitting fupport 
for a perfon of his place and calling, and to fecure the 
fame to him and his heirs, as he fhouid think fit and ne- 
ceflary ^.^ His Lordftiip did not live to receive this intend- 
ed favour, but his fons had^ each, a grant of lands under 
the a6ls of fettlement. 

He married Bridget, daughter of Sir Lucas Dillon of 
Lough-Glyn, Knt. in the county of Rofcomon, by his wife 
Jane, daughter of Garrett Moore of Ba// in the county of 
Mayo, Efq. and departing this world 12 April 1677, was 
buried at Athenry, having had iffue by her, who died at; 
Turlovaughan 2 January 1687, 22 children, of whom 
two fons and two daughters only furvived, viz. Edward, hi% 
fucceftbr ; Remigius, created L. L. D. at Oxford 6 Auguft 
.1677, when he attended James Duke of Ormond (Chan- 

Lords Jour, I. 315. ^ Lodge Collect. 




cellor) to that univerfity ', who married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter Of Mr. Leeron ot the county of" Huntingdon, and lett 
no ilTue ; Bridget^ married i\n} ^ to James Talbot ol" 
Mount-Talbot in the county oF Rofcomon, alib of Tem- 
ple-02:e near Dublin, Efq. (Ton of Sir Henry Talbot,) and 
lecondly to Captain Thomas Bourke, yo.ngeft Ton of Colo- 
Jicl Richard Bourke of Partry, and ihe diedat Cloondaragh 
20 March 1699 ; and Jane was married to Myles, Lord 
Vifcount Mayo, and died at Turlovaughan 6 June 1687. 

Edward, the twentieth Lord of Athenry, in 1689 was 
L. L. of the county of Mayo, and Captain in the army of 
Baron. K. James II. and for his fervices to that King, he was out- 
lawed in county of Dublin ^ il May 1691, but being 
comprehended within the articles *, made by Sir Henry 
Bellalife, governor of Gal way, on the furrender to him of 
the Ifland of Bophin 19 Augnrt following, which were con- 
firmed by King William, i May 1694, his Lordlhip ob - 
tained his Majetly's letters of dire<5tions from Kenlington 
10 July 1698, for the revcrfal of his attainder, and a full 
pardon, which was granted by patent 5 June 1700 "^y and 
his outlawry was reverfed in the King's Bench Ctlice. 

He married firft the Lady Mary Burke, elder ^ daughter 
of Richard, the fixth Earl of Clanrickarde, wadow of Sir 
John Burke of Derrymaclaghtny, county of Galway Knt* 
and by her who died of the fmall-pox, 13 Auguft 1685 ^ 
?ind was buried 14 iri St. Mary's Chapel, Chnll-Church, 
had two daughters, Mary and Bridget, who both died 
young. His fecond wife was Bridget, eldeft daughter of 
Colonel John Browne of Weftport in the county of Mayo, 
anceftor to John, Earl of Altamont ' and his Lordlhip de- 


* The third article was, that the governor, officers and foldiers of 
the garrifon of Bophhi, the Lord Athunry, Lieutenant Colonel John 
Kelly, and all the inhabitants of the faid ifland, fhall polfefs and en- 
joy their ellates, real and perfonal, as they were held, or ought to be 
held under the ais of fettlement and explanation. And the provifo 
311 the a6^of 9 Will. III. to hinder the reverfalof feveral outlawries 
and attainders, &c. confines the adt from extendhig to confirm his out- 
lawry and attainder for any crime committed fmce 5 November 1688 j 
but that the fame (ball be fubjed to fuch order for reverfai thereof, as 
his Majefty fhould pleafe to declare concerning the fame. 

I Lodge's Collecl-. ^ Idem. 

^ The fettlement, bears date 13 February 1681, v.hereby her 
hufband veiled Tern ple-Oge and other lands in her brothers Edward, 
.Remigius, and John Dillon, of Ballyglafs, county of Rofcomoii 
Efq. as a Jointure for her. Lodge Collctt. 

* Rot. pat, de Anno. 12. Gul. IIL 5 Idem, 
< filler's Office. ? See that title. 


ceafing in May 1 709, had ifTue by her, who died 13 Ja- 
nuary 1702, and was buried in the Dominican Friary of 
Athenry, three fons and two daughters, viz. Francis, his 
heir; John, who died a fine youth, in 1704; Richard, 
who died very young ; Bridget, married to George Browne 
of the Neale in Mayo, Eiq- and died 24 September 1747, 
having no iflue by him, who deceafed 8 May 1737 ; and 
Maud died in her infancy. 

Francis, thetwenty-firft Lord of Athenry, born in 1692, Francis, 
conformed to the eftabhihed Church of Ireland 19 June 21 
1709, being Trinity- Sunday, and took his feat in parha- Baron. 
ment 25 November 17 13 ^ HisLord(hip married to his firll 
wife, 22 September 1706, the Lady Mary Nugent, eldelt 
daughter of Thomas, Earl of Weftmeafh, and by her, 
who was born in 1694, and died at Galway in July 1725, 
had three fons, and four daughters, viz. 

Thomas, his fuccefTor, and created Earl of Louth. (i) 

John, bred to the fea-fervice, was appointed Lieutenant (2) 
of his Majeify's Ihip the Romneyy whence he was removed 
to the Phcenix, and died Captain of alloopof war in 1745, 
being killed by a French privateer. 

Edmund % Lieutenant of a company of foot, died at (3) 
Limerick in the year 1743. 

Daughter Bridget, was the firfl wife of James Daly (1) 
of Dunfandle ^ in the county of Galway, Efq. and died 
in Dublin 2 February 1733, without iffue. 

Margaret, married in December 1741 to Gregory, eldefl: (2) 
fon of Charles Byrne of Byrne's-Grove in the county of 
Kilkenny, Efq. and grandfon to Sir Gregory Byrne of Ty- 
moge in the Queen's county, Bart, who left her a widow 
I September 1742, without ilTue, and fhe deceafing 8 May 
1763, was buried at Rofconnel in the county of Kilken- 
ny *. 

Mary, married in Oclober 1748 to Edmund Codcllo, (3) 
Efq. counfelior at law, and had ilfue Charles, born 6 Sep- 
tember 1750; Francis, born 16 July 1751, who died in 
September 1752 ; born 11 July 1762 ^' ; Mary, born 
24 Auguft 1749; and Alice, born 21 July 1752 . 

Catharine, married i July 1750 to Patrick Wem^ys of (4) 
D^nesfort, Efq. member of parliament for the county of 
Kilkenny, who died in 1762; and fae re-married with 
Vol. III. E Captain 

"f Lords Jour* 11. 219. ^Pedigree. -^ Collect . " idem, 

5 Idem. ^ Idem. 


Captain John Cullen and died in March 1773, without 

On 17 Augufl 1745 his Lordfliip married to his fecond 
"wife Ellis, elder daughter of James Agar of Gowran, Efq. 
and widovvT of Theobald, Lord Vifcount Mayo, but by her 
(who was iince created Countefs of Brandon ^) he had no 
iflue ; and deceanng in Dublin 4 March 1749, was fuc- 
ceeded by his only lurviving ion 
Thomas, Thomas, the twenty-fecond Lord of Athenry, who was 
^2 born 16 November 17 17 ^ chofen 19 December I745mem- 
i5aron. b^r of parliament for the county of Galway, fat firft in par- 
liament on the death of his father 19 March 1749 '^; and 
by Privy Seal 3 April 1759, and by patent * 23 of fame 
month, his Majefty was pleafed to create him Earl of Louth, 
by which title, he took his feat in the Houfe of Peers 23 
November 1759 ^ ; his Lordfnip is a member of the Privy 
Council in Ireland. In November 1745, he married firil 
Jane,.clden: daughter of Sir John Bingham of Calllebar in 
the county of Mayo, Bart, whofe fon Sir Charles was cre- 
ated Baron Lucan ; by this Lady he had a daughter, which 
died 2in infant, and ihe deceaiing 11 September 1746 at 
Caftlebar ' he married fecondly 10 January 17 50 Margaret, 
youngeft daughter of Peter Daly of Quanfbury in the coun- 
ty of Gahvay, Efq. Counfellor at law *, and hath had ifTue 
two fons and four daughters, viz. 

(il Francis,] ,. , 

(2) Peter. J J b 

(i) Daughter Lady Elizabeth, married to William Lord 

St. Laurence, eldeft Ion of Thomas Earl of Howth 9. 

(2) Lady Mary, born 24 Odoher 1756, and married in 
1779 to Francis Duffieid Efq. late a Captain in the 60th 
regiment of foot. 

(3) Lady Louifa-Catharine-Mary, born 20 July 1764^ 
married i3 Augud 1784 to Jofeph-Henry Blake, of Ardfry 
in the county of Gaiway Efq. 

'4) Lady Matilda-Dorothea-Margaretta ', died in June 


Titles.] Thomas Birmingham, Earl of Louth in 
county of Louth, and Baron of Athenry i^n the county of 
Galway. Premier Baron of the Kingdom of Ireland. 


* Lords Jour. III. 759. 2 See that title. ^ Pedigree. 

4 See tliac title. 

5 R.ot. p. de Anno. 3a Geo. II. 2*. p. D. R. 46. 47. 
'^ Lords Jour. IV. 161. 7 Pedigree. 

^ See Maxwell Earl of Farnham. 9 See ^.at tule, j 

'^ Pedigree, 


Creations.] B. of Athenry* originally by tenure -f-m 
the reign of K. Henry II. and fince by writs of fummona 
to parliament : and E. of Louth by patent 23 April 1759, 
32 Geo. II. 

ApvMS.] Parti per pale indented, topaz and ruby. 

Crest.] On a wreath, an antilope's head, couped, 
pearl, attired, gold. 

Supporters.] Two antilopes, pearl, with horns, 
hoofs, plain collars and chains, topaz. 


Seat.] Birmingham-Caftle, in the county of Gal way^ 
91 miles from Dublin. 

The House of Carbep.y, 


Noble branch of this family, viz. the houfe of Car- 
BERY in the county of Kildare, was feparated from the 
chief flock very early, but when, or how, the evidences 

E 2 wc 

* 18 December 1725, Lord "V. Strabane, reported from a com- 
raittee of the Lords , that on perufmg the records in the Rolls Office, 
it appeared that K. Will. IIL by letter from Kenfmgton, 10 July 
1698, direded a reverfal of the outlawry of Edward, Lord Athenry- 
and alfo directed his pardon which palled 5 June 1699 and that the 
outlawry ftood reverfed 20 0(5t. 1707. Lords Jour. IL 839. 840. 

'\- There are three kinds of barons ; namely thofe, who enjoy that 
honour by tenure and writ jointly; by writ of fummors to parlia- 
ment only , and by letters patent of creation. The firft of thefe 
arethe moft ancient ; the inftituiion of a Baron, by writ, being intro- 
duced by K. Henry IIL in his 49th year (1265) and a Baron by cre- 
ation, in the nth year of K. Richard 11. (1388). The Barons br 
tenure, who were accounted peers of the Realm, znd ilyled aronef 
Majores, were fuch as held any honour, caftle, or manor (as the head 
of their ancient Barony) of the King by gift, per integram Baroni- 
am^ (by whole or entire Baronies) v.hereby the King referved xx> 
himfelf a tenure in chief by common Knight's fervice, cr by grand 
ferjeantie, or by both; fo that all fuch, as were tenants in chief, 
were fummoned by writ as Barons of parliament. This being the 
cafe, we cannot butfuppofe, that the ancient Barons of Ireland un- 
doubtedly hold their lionours by tenure and writ ; for, in the year 
1205 Gerald Fitz-Maurice was Baron of Offaley, 60 years before ihe 
ufe of writs of fummons only, and confequently enjoyed ;he ti'le by 
the tenure of the barony of Ofialey : it is alfo atfirmed, that Sir 
Amorey St. Laurence obtained the eftate and title of HLowth by his 
bravery at h\sjirji landing, in the reign of Henry II. and in the 
fame light we muft conficler all the ancient Barons of the Realm, 
who having ever been efxeemed Lords of parliament in right of 
their tenure?, their fuccelfors had writs of fummons directed to them, 
after that cultom was efiablifhed by Henry 111. whenever a p;\rlia- 
ment was to be held in iireiand. And thefe Barons, v/hofe anceftors 
were thus fummoned by A'rit, may now juftly be called Barons hj 
prefcription, for that they have continued Barons, by themfelve$ 
aiid their ancellors, fDr time imixienaorial. 


we have hitherto met with do not with certainty deter- 
mine, though probably it was from a younger fon of Peter, 
the third Lord Athcnry, w!io lived at Carryck in Carbery. 
1305 Jordan Coniyn and his accomphces killed Mortagh 
O Connor, King of Offalcy, and his brother Caivagh and 
others, in the Court of the Lord iVter Birmingham at Car- 
ryck in Carbery. The next year a great overthrow was gi- 
ven to a party of the faid Lord Peter's followers in the marihes 
of Meath ' : and 12 April 1309 he died at Carryck, having 
been a noble champion againil: the Irifh : he was interred in 
the monaflery of Friars-Minor of Kildare, and left a fon 
and iucceiP^r Meiler. In 1361, died Walter Birmingham 
(the younger,) he divided his eftates among his fitters, one 
of whom, Margaret, was married to Sir Robert Prefton 
Knt. Chief Baron of the Exchequer, (and anceltor to Lord 
Gormanfton) who in her right, was feized 1367, of 
Carbery-Caillc 2. In 1368 the Birminghams of Carbery, 
were reckoned among the Infh ar Vv'ar with the Engliih, 
and that vear a feud happening between them and the peo- 
ple of Mcath, occanoned by the depredations they had 
made in that country, in which James de Birmingham 
was taken and kept in irons in Trim, until he was ex- 
changed for Thomas de Burley Chancellor of Ireland, who 
-was taken with the IherifF of Meath, the Baron of Caflle- 
knock and others by the Birminghams, in a conference 
at Carbery. 30 January 1488, died Philip Birming- 
ham, Chief Juftice of the King's Bench, and an excel- 
lent lawyer, he was buried at St. Mary's-Abbev, Dub- 
lin. -In the year 1541 ^, ;^^ Henry Vill. that King, in 
juft confiderationof the many eminent perlons fprung from 
the family ; and alio in further confideration of the ac- 
ceptable fervices performed by his beloved and faithful fub- 
je<5l William Birmingham Knt. and of his circumspec- 
tion, courage and fidelity, thought fit to ennoble this 
particular branch, by creating the faid William, Baron 
of Carberrie in county of Kildare (by patent dated 17 
June fame year) with remainders to his heirs male ; 
and for the better fupport of the honour, granted him the 
priories, monaileries, or religious houfes of Ballybogan 
and Clonard, with all their hereditaments in the county of 
Mcath, and other lands *. He married to his firft wife 


* He was alfo feized, by gra*t to his heirs male, of the moiety of 
the carucateof land, and tithes of the fame, in Kyloghin 4^ and of 

^ Pembridge. "^ See title E. Ludlow. ^ War Annals. 

* Inq. port, mortum taken at Molyngar 6 0*51. 4 Ed\\\ VL 


Rofe, daughter of Gerald Fitz-Gerald of the Black-Wood, 
Efq- by whom he had no iirue; and to his fecond, 25 
November 1545, 37 Hen. YIII. ' Anne, daughter of Sir 
John Plunket of Beaulieu, and dying at Dunfert in the 
county of Kildare 17 July 1548, 2 Edw. VI. had iffue by 
her, viho that year remarriea with Robert, fon of Sir John 
Plunket of Dunibghly, Chief Judice of the King's Bench, 
an only fon Edward, the fecond Baron, then two years 
old ; who dying without iffue male, the lands of Kyloghin, 
&c. granted by patent reverted to the crown, and the ma- 
nor of Dunfert devolved on Walter Birmingham of Mey- 
leri^on in the county of Kildare, Efq. (fon of John, bro- 
ther of the faid William, Lord Carbery) who died there 
27 November 1591, and left Thomas Birmingham of 
Dunfert, Efq. who married firft, Margaret, daughter of 
Robert Tath of Cookftown in county of Meath, widow of 
Robert Scurlock, and had ilfuc ; he married fecondly Ce- 
cilia daughter of Fitz-Gerald, v;ho furvived him, 

and Ihe died about the year 1600. His children were 
William his heir ; Edward ; John, fucceffor to his bro- 
ther ; Anne; Margaret; Catharine, married to Richard 
Plunket of Tullynogh in county of Meath, Efq. ; Mary ; 
and Maud who married Patrick Verdon of Dunfert, 
Gentleman *. William, fucceeded his father at DunferE 


the manor of Dunfert, with divers melTuages and lands in the coun- 
ty of Kildare, of which he made a deed of feotinient, 4 July, 3 
Edvv. VI. to Thomas FitZ--Symond of Svvords, Gent, and others, to 
the ufe of hinifelf for life, remainder to his wife Anne Plunket for 
life ; remainder to his right heirs 2. The faid William Lord Car- 
bery had tv;o natural fons, viz. James Birmingham (to whom by 
<ieed, dated 15 June 154-8, he gave 60 acres of arable land in Kil- 
murry for 19 years, at the rent of three marcs); and William Qge 
Birmingham, to whom, by deed of the fame date, he granted the 
town of irre for the fame term of years, after his Lordlhip's death, 
and at the fame rent 3. 

* This Thomas Birmingham being feized in fee of all the rn*n.ors, 
caftles and lands of Dunfert, Meiieriiown, Ballinemallagh, Kil- 
fiiuglf, Kilmory, Dyrrett, and other lands in the county of 
Kildare worth 300I. a year, made a deed of feoffment thereof, r 
May 1582, to John Ley of Clonagh, William Doyn of Dyrrett, and 
Sir John Crecron, parlbn of Caltlericcard in the county of Meath, 
to ftand feized thereof^ after tlie deceafe of him and Syfly Fitz-Ge- 
rald his wife, to the ufe of his children, Edward; John-, Anne; 


' Inq. taken at Leixlip on Thurfday next before the feait of St 
Micliael fame year. 

2 Inq. poll mortem taken at Molyngar }6 G'wlober, 7, Edw. \l, 
? Lodge Coiiecl, 

J ' D U F F, E A R L F I F E. 

and Carryck, and dying without ilTuc in 1603 S left his 
cflates to his brother John, who married Mary dau^diter 
of Sir Chnftopher Barnewall, Knt. aid dying about 1608, 
left iffue by his faid wife (who remarried with Thomas 
Nugent of Delvin, county of Weftmeath, Elq.) one fon 
Walter (then a minor, whofe wardfh.p the faid John com- 
mitted to WiHiam Long, Efq. by his will, and conftituted 
his wife fole executrix 2). Walter Birmingham heir to 
his father, had a livery of his eftate 2 July 1629. He mar- 
ried Margaret fecond daughter of Thomas the eighteenth 
Lord of Kerry, and died 13 June 1638, having two fons, 
and two daughters; John and Thomas, who d)ing un- 
married, the two daughters became coheirs, and were, 
Mary, married to John the firfl Lord Bellew ; and Anne, 
to Maximilian O Dempfcy, the laft Vifcount of Clan- 



$2 X HIS noble family is derived from Fyfe Mac-DufF, 
who was a man of vaft wealth and power in the reign of K. 
Kenneth il. of Scotland, and.ijave that Prince great aflift- 
ance in his wars with the Pi6ts, about the year 834. 
On their reduction in 840, K. Kenneth gave to this Mac- 
DufF in reward of his fervices, all the lands then called 
Otholinia, which he himfelf had conquered from thePids, 
and which extended from Fife-nefs to Blackmannan, from 
Eafl: to Weft, and from the river Forth on the South to 
the rivers Tay and Earn on the North. Of this tra6t of 
land, which he called Fife, he was appointed hereditary 
Thane or Baron, and this dignity was enjoyed by his 
pofterity in a direct: line to 


Margaret , Catharine , Mary ; and Maud, till they fhould receive 
of the ilTues lool. a piece, remainder to William his fon and heir 
>,vhich deed of feoffment and intent, were found by Office, before 
Nicholas Kenny, Efq. Efcheator-General at Naas, aa September. 
44 Eliz. -^. 

I Decree made in St. Mary's-Abbey 28 June 1619, and Lodge. 

^ Idem. 

f Decree in Chancery, 31 January, x6o4; and Lodge, 

D U F F, E A R L F. I F E. 55 

Mac-DufF, the eighth Thane, who after was Earl of 
Fife ; he was one ot the moft powerful fubjecls in Scotland, 
in the time of Mac-Beath, and conlequently was much 
dreaded by that Ufurper, whom it is well known he killed 
with his own hand, and having greatly contributed to the 
refloration of K. Malcolm Canmore, that King confirmed 
to him his country of Fife, and created him Earl thereof in 
1057 or 1061 ; he likewife conferred on him and his pof- 
terity, many other privileges, and amongfi: them to have 
the honour of placing the Kings of Scotland in the Chair of 
State, attheircoronation; that he and his family fhould lead 
the van of the royal army in the day of battle, and that if 
any of his kindred within the ninth degree, fhould be guilty 
of manflaughter, he iliould be free^on flyin:^ to the fan5tu- 
ary of Crofs-Mac-DufF, and paying 24 marcs of filver for 
the death of a gentleman, or I2 for a plebeian. The time 
of this great man's death is not certainly known, but his 
lineal defcendant Duncan, the thirteenth Earl of Fife, hav- 
ing deceafed without male heirs in 1353 * > we Ihall here 
proceed with the line of David Duffy defcended alfo from 
Mac-DufF, who lived towards the clofe of the fourteenth 

The faid David, from whom this noble Lord diredly David. 
defcends, had a grant from K. R bert ill. dated 3 Febru- 
ary 1404, of the lands and barony of Muldavit and Balda- 
vie in the fhirc of Banff, befides which he pofTelTed the 
lands of Craighead, Auchin2;re, Darbreich, Findachly- 
iield and others; and the barony ofMuKiavit continued to 
be one of the chief titles of tiic family until alienated in the 
beginning of the rei2:n of Charles I. He married Mary^ 
daughter of Chahners, and had 

John Duff of Muldavit and Craighead, (living in the Johfi. 
reign of James I. of Scotland) the father of John his fuc- John, 
celfor there ; to whom, upon his father's relignation, the 
cilates were conhrmcd by the letters patent of James II. 
of Scotland, as they were upon his death, to his ion John, John, 
by K. James 111. 13 April 1482 ; which John died in the 
year 1500, leaving a ion, 

Andrew his heir, \^ ho, in 15.04, obtained a further Andrsw. 
confirmation of the eftatcs from James IV. and married 
Helen, grand-daughter of Jolm Hay, Lord of the Forefls of 
Aboyne, Enzie, and Tullybovel, by whom he had tv/o 
lOiis, Sir George his heir, and John who died unmarried ; 


* Douglas's PcEiage cf Scotland, p. 274. 

56 DtJFF, Earl FIFE. 

he built an ailc in the church of Cullen, yet called Duft-alle, 
and granted certain lands for its fupport. 
Sir Sir George Duff, being bred to the church, acquired 

George, confiderable benefices ; and by patent dated lO July 1515, 
obtained the lands of Caftlefield and others ; he died in 
1519, and was fucceeded by his eldcfl fon, 
John. John Duff of Muldavit, Craighead and Cafllefield, v;ho 
by precept from the Chancery of Scotland, was enfeoffed 
in thofe lands, 16 May 1520, as heir to his father ; he left 
two fons, viz. Sir George vv'ho died unmarried ; and 
John. John, heir to his brother, to whom the eifate was con- 
firmed, 26 November 1550 ; he died in 1580 and was 
fucceeded by 
John. John Duff of Muldavit and Craighead, who, upon his 
father's refignation had a new grant 10 July 1575, of the 
faid lands and others, which he afterwards refigned, and 
had a re-grant thereof, 24 February 16 10, which, with 
the confent of his wife and eideft fon, he fold to Hay, 
of Rannas in 1626, and died the next year. He married 
Agnes Gordon, a daughter of the family of Abergaldie, 
and had 
John. John, his heir, v/hofe only fon, John a merchant 
John, of Aberdeen, acquired the L'.nds ofBoighall; died in the 
reign of Charles 11. and left 

Adam. Adam Duff of Cluniebeg who, in 1646, was fined in 
great fums by the covenanters, for his attachment to the 
intereft of the royal family. He married Beatrix dario:;hter 

of Gordon of Cairnborow, and died in April 1674, 

having had fix children, viz. Alexander his heir ; John 
(anceftor to the Duffs of Curicndac) ; Wiiiiam (to thofe 
of Cummin and Crombie) ; and three others who died 
without ifTue. 

Alexan- Alexander the eldeff fon Vv^as feated at Keithmore, he 
der. married Helen daughter of Alexander Grant of Allachie, 
brother to Archibald Grant of Bcllintomb, anceftor to Sir 
Archibald Grant of Monymuik, Bart, and had three 
daughters and three fons, who were Alexander (his heir, 
after feated at Bracco) ; William (of Dipple, after of Bracco 
who fucceeded his nephew Alexander; and Patrick of 

Alexander of Bracco was a commiflloner in parliament ; 
married Margaret daughter of Sir William Gordon of Lef- 
more, Bart, and had three daughters and one fon ; Willi- 
am of Bracco, who married Mrs. Duff, Lady Bracco, 
and had a daughter married to Patrick Duff, of Premna, 


DUFF, EarlFIFE. 57 

Efq. CommiiTary of Aberdeen, but dying without ifTue 
male, his uncle 

William Duff of Dipple fucceeded, who married Helen wiUiam. 
daughter of Sir George Gordon of Edenglaflie, and had 
four daughters, and one (on 

William, who in 1727 reprefented the (hire of Banff in William, 
parliament, and Readily adhered to the intereftof hiscoun- 
try; but preferringaprivateto a public life, declined beingre- Earl. 
turned to the next parliament. He was created Lord Brac- 
co of Kilbryd by the Privy Seal of Q^ Carolina when reg^ent, 
bearing date at Kenfington 17 June, and by patent at Dub- 
lin 28 July 1735 S and was further advanced in the peer- 
ao-e by being: created Vi^count Mac-Duff and harl Fife by 
Privy feal dated at St- James's 4 and by patent 26 April 
1759 2; his Lordfhip during the rebellion in Scotland, join- 
ed the Duke of Cumberland at Aberdeen in March 1745, 
and made a free offer of his fervice to the government in 
any wav his Majcfty ihould require -'.^ Pie married firft 
the Lady Janet Ogilvie, daughter of James, Earl of Fin- 
iater and Seatield, and Chancellor of Scotland, but by her 
Tvho died in 1722, having no iffue, he married fecondly 
Jean, daughter of Sir James Grant, of Grant, Bart, and 
died 30 Septen.ber 1763, having had iffue by her, (who 
lurvived him and died 16 January 1788 set. 83) fevcn fons 
and feven daughters viz. 

William, who died unmarried in IMarch 1753, aet. 27. (^/ 

j amies, the preient harl. (^/ 

Alexander, an advocate ; who married Mary, daugh- \3) 
ter of George Skene^ of Skene, Elq. by v;hcm he has two 
fons and two daughters, viz. James; Alexander; Jean; 
and Anne. 

George, married to Frances, daughter of General Dal- (4) 
zellf by whom he has one fon and two daughters. 

Patrick, died an infant. (Sj 

Lewis, a captain in the eighth regiment of foot, and (6) 

married to Deborah, daughter of Davis, Efq. has no 


Arthur, an advocate and unmarried. (7) 

Lady Anne, married to Alexander Duff of Halton, (i) 
Efq. by whom fhe had one daughter, Jean, married to Sir 
James Grant, of Giant, Bart. 

Lady Janet, married, firff, to Sir William Gordoii, of (2) 
park, Bart, and fecondly to George Hay of Mohtblainy, 


Rot. pat. 9. Geo. IL x. p. d, 3 JJ. jjo^ ja p^ ^^ r, 50. 

2 LcJge's Colleil:, 

5S D U F F, E A R L F I F E. 

(3) Lady Jean, married to Keith Urquhart, of Mcldrum, 
Efq. advocate ; and his Majefty's Sheriff of Banffftiire, by 
whom {he has two fons and two daughters 

(4) Lady Hellen, married to Robert Duff of Cultore, Efq. 
Vice Admiral of the Red, who commanded at Gibraltar in 
1779 ; and by him (who died 6 June 1787) ihe had three 
fons and one daughter. 

(5) Lady Sophia Henrietta, married to Thomas Wharton, 
Efq. a commiffioner of his Majefty's Excife in Scotland, 
and has iffbe. 

/6\ Lady Catharine, died unmarried 23 April 17(55. 

(y) Lady Margaret, married to James Brodie, of Brodie, 

Efq. and has illue two ions and two daughters ^ 
James James, the fecond and prefent Eari Fife, was chofen 
2 to parliament for BanfFihire in 1754, and 29 May 1782, he 
-^^^ took his feat in the houfe of peers 2. In 1766 he married 
Lady Dorothea Sinclair, only daughter of Alexander, 
ninth Earl of Caithnefs, by Lady Margaret Primrofe, 
daughter of Archibald, fourth Earl of Rofeberry ^. 

Titles.] James Duff, Earl Fife, Vifcount Mac-Duff, 
and Baron Bracco. 

Creations.] B. Bracco of Kilbryd in county of Ca- 
van 28 July 1735, 9 Geo. II. and V. Mac-Duff and E. 
Fife, 26 April 1759, 33 Geo. II. 

Arms.] Quarterly, ift. and 4th. topaz a lion rampant, 
ruby, armed and languid faphire, defcended of the Mac- 
Duff's, Earls of Fife (in Scotland) 2d and 3d emerald, 
a fefs dantzette, ermine, between a hart's head, caboffed, 
in chief, and two efcaliops, in bafe, topaz, for Duff of 
Bracco, Lord Bracco, as reprefenting the chief Duff of 
Muldavit or Craighead in Scotland. 

Crest.] A knight, denoting the ancient Mac-Duff, 
armed at all points, on a horfe in full fpeed ; in his dexter 
hand a fword ereded, all proper, his furcoat, pearl, on 
his finifter arm, a fhield, topaz, charged with a lion ram- 
pant, ruby, the vizor of his helmet fhut ; over which, on a 
wreath of his liveries, with a long mantling flowing there- 
from behind him, and ending in a taffel of the 4th, the 
doubling of the 3d. is fet a lion rampant, iffuing out of 
the wreath, of the 4th ; the caparifons of the herfe, of the 


* Alfnon, and Information, James, Earl Fife, 
^ Lords Jour. V. 333. 

3 Information of the Earl, and fee title Rofeberry in Douglas's 
Peerage of Scotland, 


fail, fimbriated of the 3d. and thereon the Ihields of the 
lalf, each charged with a lion rampant of the 4th. 

Supporters.] Two Savages, wreathed about the 
head and middle with laurci, holding branches of trees in 
their hands, all proper. 

VAbovethecreft, Deojuvante. 
MOTTO.J j Below the fhield, Virtute et operAo 
Note, The coat of arms is taken from the Lion Otfxcs 

in the Tower. 
The brafs feal of the ancient Mac-Duff, armed on a 
horfe and a fword in the dexter hand, as defcribed 
in this armorial coat, is in the form of a very large 
ring, and in the culiody of this noble Earl. 
Seats.] Duff-Houfe, a magnificent building, with a 
large park near the town of Banff, Kothiemay and Balve- 
nie-Caftle, alfo in Banffshire, and Mar-Lodge in Aber- 
decnlhire, where there is one of the largefl forefts in Scot- 



^ a ^ 

i H E family of Cowley, Cooley, or, r.s it Is now 34. 
written, Colley, derives its origin from the county of 
Rutland, whence they removed in^o Ireland in the Reign 
of K. Henry VIII. in whole 22d Year his Majefty grant- 
ed to Walter and Robert Cowley of Kilkenny, Gent, dur- 
ing their refpeaive lives, the oflice of Clerk of the Crown 
in Chancery. Robert, in that reign, was made Mafter of 
the Rolls ; appointed 7 May 1540 a commiffioner for fetting 
the Lands of the diffolved abbies ' ; and 30 September 
that Year, one of the keepers of the peace within the 
county of Meath, with power to enforce the obfervation 
of the ftatutes of Dublin and Kilkenny. He left a fon 
Robert Colley, Efq. juftice of the peace in the King's 
County, to whom (^Elizabeth, 3 February 1562, grant- 

* For a particular account of the extenfive plantations by which 
his Lordfhip has enriched and highly adorned his country, fee Aji- 
nals of Agriculture, by Arthur Young, Efq. 

' Rot. de Anno, 1*, jMarijr. M.. iS. D, 


cd Caftletown, otherwife Young-Cowley fton, and other 
lands in the King's County, to hold to his heirs male in 
Capiiey which, on his deceafe without iHue, were granted 
to Sir Thonaas Moore, anceftor to the Earl of Charie- 
ville '. 
Walter. The aforcfaid Walter Cov/Icy was appointed Solicitor 
General of Ireland 7 September 1537 (29 Hen. VIII.) 
with the fee of loi. a year, Irifh, which he furrendered to 
John Bathe in 1546, and by Privy Seal 2i September, 
and by patent 5 November 1548 was made furveyor-gene- 
ral of the Kingdom. He left two fons. Sir Henry ; and 
Walter, who in 1536 was made cu'lomer and colle6lor of 
the town of Drogheda, for life, with the falary of lol. 
Sit Henry. Sir Henry CoUey of Caftle-Carbery w^as a Captain in the 
Army of Q^ Elizabeth, from whom he received a com- 
miiTion 28 April 1559, to execute martial law in the ter- 
ritories of Offaley, Kenaliegh, and Ferkeall, alfo through- 
out the Barony and places of Carbery, FertuUagh, and 
Fcrrmilandermod, as well within liberties as without ; and 
in May following was appointed a commiiTioner of array 
for the county of Kildare. In the parliament, held at 
Dublin by Thomas, Earl of SufTex, 12 January 1559, 
he ferved for the Borough of Thomallown in the county 
of Kilkenny, with Francis Cofby, Efq. * 2 Eliz. he wag 
knighted by Sir Henry Sidney, L. D. who called him into 
the jPrivy Council; and 17 September 1580 thus recom- 
mends him to his fuocelTor Arthur, Lord Gray. *' My 
^"^ good Lord, I had almoft forgotten, by reafon of the 
** diverfity of ether matter, to recommend unto you, 
amongft other of my friends. Sir Flenry Cowley, a 
Knight of mine own making ; who, whilft he was 
young, and the hability and ftrength of his body ferved, 
was valiant, fortunate, ajid a good fervant ; and hav- 

'' ing, 

* On 3 February 1562 (5 Eliz.) lie had a grant, by the name of 
Henry Collie, Efq. of the manor and caftle of Edinderry, other- 
wife Colleyi):own, DromcQwley, ajid ether lands in the King's Coun- 
ty, to hold to his heirs male, by the twentieth part of a Knight's 
fee, as of the Caftle of Phiiipilown, to anfvver HolVmgs ; and alfo of 
the Caftle of Carbery, with other lands, in the county of Kildare, 
for a term of years, of -which t,he Queen, in her letters to the L. D. 
and council, touching the fuits of fundry .perfons, dated 20 April 
1568, ordered him, upon furrender, to have a grant to bim. and his 
heir?, which was perfeiLcd accordingly 22 M:^rch 1576-, having, 19 
June before, paffed patent for the lands of Ardkill and CoUenltown 
in the county of Kildare, and thercilories of Carbery and Ballynor* 
<:her, to hlni and his heirs naale. 

^ See Earl of Drogheda. 


** in^, by my appointment, the charge of the Klfigs Coun- 
*' tv, kept the country well ordered, and in good obedi- 
* ence. He is as good a borderer, as ever I found any 
*^ there. I left him at my coming thence a councellor, 
* and tried him for his experience and judgment, very 
*' fufncient for the room he was called unto. He was 
** a found and fart friend to mg^, and fo I doubt not but 
*f your Lordfhip Ihall find, when you have occafion to 
<f employ him.'' ' And it appears from Sir Nicholas Ivlal- 
by's account of the government of Ireland, drawn up and 
fent to the Queen in 1579, (wherein he ranks and diftin- 
guilhes all the men of power, both Englifh and Iriih, in the 
King's County) that Sir Henry Cowley was a man of 
power and name; and (fays he) ** he is an Englifh gen- 
* tieman, Senefchal of the county, who governed very 
*' honeftly, but now is fore oppreffed by the rebels, the 
** Connor s.^^ 

In 1581 he made a difpofition and fettlement of his ef- 
tate *, died in October 1584: and having married 
Catharine 2, daughter of Sir Thomas Cufack of CufTmg- 
ton in the county of Meath, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, 
had iffue by her, (who remarried with William Euftace of 
CaRJemartin, in the county of Kildare, Elq. 3 and died 19 Ja- 
nuary 1 597) three fons ; SirGeorgeof Edenderry; Sir Henry, 
of Caflle-Carbery, anceflor to the Lord Mornington ; and 
Jerome, alias Gerald, an infant at his father's death*, 
who was afterwards of Ardree, and whofe daughter Catha- 
rine was married to William Moore of Barnmeath, Efq. 

Sir George CoUey of Edenderry, the eldeft fon, purfu- Family 
ant to privy lignet, dated at Weflminller 3 1 January 1578, of 

* On the laft day of February 1581, (having fuffered common re- 
coveries of his eilate) he made a fettlement thereof; whereby he re- 
ferved Caltle-Carbery, he. to his wife for life , and the lands of Clo- 
nogh, Ballyhaggan, Ballyvan, and Touregith in the county of Kil- 
dare, to the ufe of fuch of the daughters of Sir Adam Loftus, Lord 
Chancellor, as Ihould intermarry with one of his fons. He fettled 
Caftle-Carbery, and other lands, referved in jointure to his wife, 
after her deceafe, on his fecond fon Henry and his heirs male ; re- 
mainder to his third fon Gerald , remainder to his eldeft fon George, 
and their refpettive heirs male ; remainder to his own heirs male 
for ever -, and Edenderry, with theeftate in the King's County, and 
the aforef'.id Redtories, on his eldeit fon George and his heirs male ; 
remainder to Henry and Gerald, and their heirS male ; remainder 
to his own right heirs. 

* Sidney's Letters, I. 283. * MSS. Penes, J. L, 
3 Decree dated at Drogheda 27 June 1604. 

* Jlot. pat. de Anflo 21 Eliz, f. 


was appointed Senefchal of the country and barony of Car- 
bery, and to have a lei^fe in reverfion of certain lands, thera 
in the pofiefiion of Sir Flenry his father, upon his father's 
furrendcr, who being Senefchal of the b.^rony of Carbery, 
alias Birmingham's country, had received no fee from the 
crown ; but in refpe6l ot all fees and duties, received of 
the country loi. irilh and 40 pecks of oats, which office at 
his humble fuit, the Queen beflowed upon his fon George 
for life, 31 January 1578 ^--=-]n 1599 he held out his caf- 
tie of Edenderry for the Queen, againft the abettors of 
Tyrone's rebellion j and died 17 January 1614, havino- 
had ifTue by Margaret ^, feventh daughter of Dr. Adam 
Loftus, Arckbilliop of Dublin, three fons. Sir William his 
heir ; Adam, Avho died young ; Robert, who died un- 
married ; and a daughter Margaret, married to Georo;e 
Sankey of Balenrath in the King's County, Efq. ^ Sir 
W^ilLam, the eldefl: 'on, in the parliament of 1613, ^^^3 
member, with Gilbert Domvile, Efq. for the town of Kil- 
dare, after which he v/as knighted * ; and marrying Eli- 
zabeth, hfterto Sir John GifFard of Caftiejordan, Knt. had 
iffue by her, who died 24 March 1629, one daughter Sarah, 
jnarricd to Sir George Blundeil, ancedor to the Vifcounts 


* In 1619, by petition to the King, he fet forth, that he held, by 
virtue of letters patent of fee-tail, granted to Sir Henry his grandfa- 
ther, the manor of Fdenderry, and divers other lands in the King's 
County ; and, by virtue of other letters pate'it, granted to his faid 
grandfather and his heirs male, he held the ReClory of Carbery in 
tile county of Kildare, and tkat of Ballynorcher, extending into 
Weftmeath and the King's County : All which, with other heredita- 
ments, purchafed by Sir George Colley his father, he defired to have 
confirmed unto him by a new patent, and to bis heirs male ; remain- 
der to his brottiers Aciani and Robert -, remainder to Sir Henry, foil 
and heir of Henry, fecond fon of the firft mentioned Sir Henry (his 
,;randfather) and his brother Edmond ; remainder to Garret, third 
fon of the firil mentioned Sir Henry, and their refpedive ilfue male, 
THereupon the King, " terdering the peace and quiet of fuch, whole 
*' anceilors had faithfully ferved him and his crown, and efpecially 
*' remembering the many acceptable and good fervices, performed 
*' to Qneen Elizabeth by the faid Sir Henry, who long ferved her 
** Majfcliy as a Captain and Privy Counlellor in Ireland, and by the 
*' faid Sir George, and lailly, by bimfelf, who perfonally ferved in 
** fuppre^TiHg the rebellion, during the whole courfe of It; and the 
** better to encourage him to do acceptable fervices for the future," 
%vasp]eafed to confirm all the promiifes, asafor^jfaid, by]''itent, dated 
3 July i6r9, creating thofe in the King's County into the manor of 
Edenderry, otherwife Cowleyftown ; of which 8 June 1635 he re- 
ceived a further confirmation, in virtue of the commilfion for reme- 
dy of defective titles. 

' Rot. ds Anno ai Eliz. f. 2 MSS. Pedig. ut antea. 3 idem. 


Blundellj (which title is extinct), and one Ton, George 
Colley of Edenderry, Efq. who, 8 September 164S, 
married Eleanor, younger daughter of Sir Dudley Lottus 
of Killyan, Knt. (grandion of the aforef.iid Adam, Arch- 
biihop of Dublin) by his wife Cecilia, daughter of the 
learned Sir James Ware, Auditor- General of Ireland ; but 
by her (who remarried firft, with Colonel William Duck- 
enfield, and after with Sir Edward Tyrrell ' cf Lynn in 
Weftmeath, Bart, who was attainted in 1688 for rebellion 
againft K. William, and died 7 February 1690, leaving 
an only daughter Catharine, married to Robert Edgworth 
ofLongwood in Meath, Efq.) having no furviving iiTue, 
the eftate was carried by his lifter into her huftand's fami- 
ly, where it ftill remains. 

We now proceed with Sir Elenry Colley of Caftle-Car- SlrHcnry, 
bery, anceftor to the Earl of Mornington. In (^Eliza- 
beth's reign he was Conftable of the Fort of Philipftown ; 
Senefchal of the King's County; and 25 June 1561 ap- 
pointed providore of the army *.- In 157 1 he obliged the 


* J&y the following ccmmifTion : 

** Thomas SulVex, 
*' To all Mayor?, Shirifs, Ballives, Conftables, Controllers, and 
all other the Queene's Ma jelly's Officers, Minyllers, and lovinge 
Subjeiles, and to every of thenn, greeting. Wee lette youe witte, 
that wee have amilorifed and appoynted, and by thefe prefentes 
doth avidorife and appoyntour well-beloved Henry Colley Efquyer, 
or the bearere hereof irx his name, to provyde and take up in all 
places to and for the furniture of her Majefty's arinie, refydent 
within the realme of irelande, as well within the liberties as with- 
oute, within the falde realme ; fake, wyne, wodd, tymber, lyme, 
brick, and cole, for the furnyture of her faide armie ; and alfoo 
fhipps, boats, lighters, gables, anchors, horlles, cartes, carriages, 
and all other provyfion, ior the conveiaunce of the lame, as well 
by fea as by lahde. And alfo bakers, brewers, coopers, millers, 
maryners, labourers, and all other artificers and minilters, as by 
hym (ball be thought meete and convenient, from tyme to tyme, 
for the fervice aforefaide : Aad alfo bake-houfes, brew-houfes, 
garnells, and fellers, for the llowage of the fame, as by him fhali 
fhall be thought good ; he paying for the fame at reaionable 
prices, as hathe bene accuftomed. Wherefor we will and com- 
maundeyoue, and every of youe, &:c. Yeven at Kilmaynam the 
25 of June the yere aforefaid. Willm Fitz Williams, Henry Pad- 
cliff'. Francis Agarde, John Parker. Jaques Wyngelelde ^,'* 
Alfo, by commilTion, dated 13 April, 5 Q^ Jtliz, he was authorifed 
and appointed, (being liyied Surveyor of the Queen's Vi5^uals ia 


' MSS. Pedig. ut antea. 

Pvot. de Anno 3 Eiiz. 10*, p. f. 


Irifh to appear before him at Philipftown, and bind them- 
felvcs by mutual recognizances to preierve the publick 
peace, to anfwer for each other's good behaviour, and to 
deHver each other up to him, whenever he fhould call for 
them. In 1576, (on St. George's day) he was knighted in 
Chrilt-church S ^nd in 1593 he furnifhed three archers 
on horfcback, to the general hofting at the hill ot Tarah, 
^ for the barony of O'Kethy and Oughterany, the largeft 

number furnifhed by any perion in that barony^; com- 
manded in 1599, 20 foot of the army in Offaley ; and in 
the parliament of 161 3 ferved for the borough of Monag- 
han. He married Anne ^, fecond daughter of the faid 
Adam Loftus, Archbilhop of Dublin, and by her, whore- 
married firft with George Blount of Kidderminfter in Wor- 


cefterfhire, Efq. and after with Edward, Lord Blaney, 
had ifflie Sir Henry his heir ; Edmund of Ardree, and three 

(i) Mary, married firfl: to Sir Gerald Moore, Vifcount Drog- 

heda ; fecondly to Charles, Vifcount Wilmott of Athlone ; 
and dying 3 January 1654, was buried by her firft Lord in 
St. Peter's church, Drogheda. 

(2) Alicia, to Sir Claud Hamilton of Caftle-Toome in the 

county of Antrim, Knt. by whom fhc had a fon Robert, 
who died childlefs at Rofcrea 5 June 1640, and was there 
interred ; and three daughters ; Anne, married firft to 
Ralph Gee, and fecondly to J Dona:an, Efqr. ; Alicia, 
to Thomas Norris of Dundrum ; and Valentina, firft to 
Colonel Charles Blount, fecondly to Colonel Knight, and 
thirdly to Robert Oliver of Clonodfoy in the county of 
Limerick, Efq. 

(2) Jane '^, in 161 6 became the wife of Robert Smith 

of Moyry in the county of Armagh, Efq. to whom 
fhe was fecond wife, and whofe only daug-htcr Ifabclla 
was married to Rev. Mr. Watfon, and had iflue. 


Ireland) or the bearer thereof in his name, to take up in any place 
, or places, three good hahle andfujjkient horje-mylles^ with their fur- 

niture, and alfo fo many cartes and other caryaJges, as Ihould be 
fufiicient for the carriage and conveying thereof to Armagh, there 
to remain for the furniture of her Majefly's garrifon there, paying 
for the fame, as in like cafes had been accuitomed ^. Rot. 5 Eliz, 

4*. p. f. 

' Lodge MSS. and Pedi^r. * Idem. ^ Idem. 

^ Idem, and Chancery Pleadhigs. 


Sir Henry Colley, who fucceeded at Caflle-Carbery *, SirHenry. 
married Anne, daughter and coheir to Chriilopher Pey^on, 
fifq. Auditor-General of Ireland, and dying m July 1637, 
had iffue five Tons and three daughters; Dud'e^ , his iuc- 
cefTor ; Peyton and Charles, who died infants ; Chrifto- 
pher, and Thomas, who died batchelors ; Elizabeth, died 
unmarried before her father ; Mary, (married firft 5 Janu- 
ary 1 65 1 to Sankey Sillyard, Alderman of Dublin, by 
whom ihe had Henry, baptized 19 November 1652, who 
died I April 1653 ; Margaret, married to Patrick Nangle; 
and Letitia to William Latin ^ : fhe married fecondly 
Alexander, brother to Sir Maurice Euftace, Chancellor of 
Ireland, but by him had no iffue) ; and Eleanor, firft to 
Norrys, fon of Sir John Jcphfon, Knt. by whom fhe had 
a fon Norrys, and fecondly to Pitts 2. 

Dudley Colley of Caflle-Carbery, Efq. in the firft par- Dudley, 
liament after the refloration was member for Philipftown ; 
received his Majefty's directions from Whitehall 6 Auguft 
1660, in recompencc of his many acceptable fervlces per- 
formed to K. Charles % to have a releafe and confirma- 
tion of the towns and lands of Ardkill and Coilmrtown, in 
the county of Kildare, the inheritance beins: then in him, 
of which he had a grant 31 January following ; 21 Febru- 
ary 1665, he was Captain of the firfl compnny of foot 
that fhould become void, and was appointed one of the 
Commiffioners for executing the ads of fettlement. He 
lies buried in the church of Carbery, under a m.onument 
erefted to his memory, with this inicription : 

This monument was ere6led by Henry Colley, Eq. 
in memory of his father Dudley Colle\ , alias Cowley, 
Efq. great-grandfon ot Sir Henry Colley, alias Cowley, 
of Callle-Carbery, Knt. who built thischapel, and 
burial-place for his family, who are interred 
therein, with their wives : Ann Warren, daughter of 
Henry W^arren of Grangebegg, E'q. ; Elizabeth, 
Daughter of George Sankey of Balenrath in the King't: County, Efq. 
and Catharine Cufack, daughter of Sir Thomas 
Cufack, Kt., then Lord Juil ice of Ireland. 

Vol. 111. Sir 

* On 25 February 1617 were granted to him and his heirs, the 
town and lands of Ball) kiitagle, a/:'as Ballykiltagh, 260 Acixs, with, 
other lands in the territory of Kinfhelagh and county of Wexford, 
ynder fuch covenants, as the undertakers of that plantation were 
l^ubjed to, except Lhaf for b;tilding a caftle. 

' Lodge and Pedigree, ^ Idem, and Chancery Pleadings, 
^Rot, ee Anr.o 12^ Car. II. ;'. p, D. 


Sir Henry Colley? alias Cowley, was knighted by 
Qiieen Elizabeth, in the 2d year oi" her reign, and 
made one of her Majefty's mofl: honourable privy council. 

Henry Colley, now living. Ton of Dudley Colley, 
married Mary Uisher, and had iilue by her fix fons 
and fix daughters ; whereof two Tons, Henry and 
Richard, and fix daughters are now living. 

She was the only daughter of Sir William 
Ufsher of Bridgefoot, Kt-, by his Lady Urfula 
St. Barbj and lyeth here interred, for who'.e memory 
alfo this monument was made, the lo Day 
of July, Anno Dom. 1 705. 

He married to his firfl: wife Anne, daus;hter of Henry 
Warren of Grangebegg in the county of Kildare, Efq. (by 
his wife Elizabeth daughter of Sir John Euftace of Har- 
redon) by whom he had eight fons and {^v^n daughters j 
and by his fccond wife Elizabeth, widow of Henry Bollard 
of Dublin, Efq. and daughter of George Sankey of Balen- 
rath in the King's County, Efq. (by his wife Margaret, 
daughter of Sir George Colley of Edenderry), he had three 
daughters; Jane, who died young; Alicia, (the firD: wife 
to Henry Gorges of Coleraine, Efq. and had Jane who died 
young ') ; and Grace, (firft married to Anthony Brabazou 
of Corrftov/n in the county of Louth, Efq. by whom ihe 
had William Brabazon, Efq. whofe daughter and heir 
Sufanna, married Francis Duggan of the Queen's County, 
Efq. and had iiTue three daughters, the elded of whom;* 
Sufanna, married David Jcbb, of Slane in the county of 
Meath, Efq- fecond and only furviving fon of John Jebb, 
D. D late Dean of Cafhel ; {lie married fecondly in February 
1700, Caleb Gay, Efq. fon of John Gay the elder, Efq. 
ivho died about the year 1692 ; Caleb was Colledor of 
DrO']^heda, and died without illue 14 November 1701, and 
ihe died 13 July 1742). The children by the firft wife ^ 
"were, Henry, his (ucccfTor ; George of Monafteroris, (who 
married Sufanna, daughter of Charles Wainman, Efq. 
and had ITue Dudley Colley of Rahin, Efq. Iheriff of the 
county of Kildare in 1734, who married a daughter 
of Reading, Efq. and died without ififue in February 
176b, aet. 65; Charles ; Dorothy, and other children); 
John, CharLf, and William died young; Chriftopher, 
Thomas, and Dudley died unmarried j Anne, Charity, 


^ MS. Pedig. Idem and Ulfter. 


and Sarah died in their infancy ; Elizabeth married to 
Garret Wellcy of Dangati in the county of Meath, Elq.* 

F 2 and 

* The familf of Wefljey, anciently called De Welefley, alias 
Weifeley \ was of Saxon extratlion, and after the Norman con- 
quefl, became feated in the county of Sullex. The firft of the 
name in Ireland, entered the kingdom in 1172, with K, Henry II, 
to whom he had the honour of being "ftandard-bearer, and for his 
military fervice?, was rewarded witn large grants of land in the 
counties of Meath and Kildare; a confiderable part of which dill 
remains in the polfeffion of thereprefentative of the family. Hispof- 
terity were men of great note and diilinftlon in this kingdom ; a- 
mongft whom, in 1303, we find Walran, or William de Welllley, 
who, together with Robert dc Perceval, of the Egmont family, was 
flain in a battle with the Irifh, 22 Oftober that year ; hisfoii John 
was the father of William, who was fummoned to parliament in 
1339, as a Baron of the realm, and had a grant by patent from Ed- 
werd II. of the cullody of his caflle of Kildare for life but that 
King afterwards conferring that office on John Fitz-Thomas (Earl 
of Kildare), together wich the county of Kildare, to hold to his 
heirs male for ever, he was removed and loft the fee of 20I. a year 
annexed thereto ; in recompence whereof K. Edward III. granted 
him a commiffion dated at Molyngar, i March 1342,, to have the 
cuftody of themanorof Demor, then in the crov-.n, from i Auguit 
1 341, with the annual fee of io marcs. By commiffion dated at 
Trym, 10 March 1381, K. Richard II. appointed William Wellef- 
ley keeper and governor of the caitle, lands and lordftiip of Carbery, 
and the lands and lordlhips of Totemoy and Kernegedagh for one 
year, v/ith the fee of 200 marcs, and the ifhaes and profits of the 
premifTes belonging in any manner to the crown for that time, with- 
out account, to receive 50 marcs quarterly beforehand, or within 
three of the firit weeks of each quarter, and on failure of fuch pay- 
ment, to have liberty to relinquifli hit, commilfion, without dillur- 
bance from the crown ; yet fo that he duly and faithfully kept the 
premiffes, refilled and chaltifed all and fingular the rebels and male- 
iaftors of thofe parts, and the marches thereof with all his poffe, 
and oblige them to make rertitution for any robberies or any other 
mifchiefs they had or (hould commit 3. He married Johan, eldeft 

daughter and at length heir to . of Caltlemartin, and by her 

who remarried with Richard Fitz-Gerald of Ballyfonan ; the lord- 
lhips of Dangan, Mornington, Croikyle, Clonebreny, Kilmeilan, 
Eeiver, Sec. accrued to this family ; the iffue of this marriage was 
Gerald of Dangan, who married Margaret, eldeft daughter of Sir 
Thomas Fitz-Gerald, of Laccagh in the county of Kildare, Knt 
Lord Chancellor of Ireland in 1484 5^ and by her had Gerald, or. 
Garret, his heir, ftyled Lord of Dangan, in a fpecial livery of his 
eftate, granted 10 November 1539 **, who married to his firft wife 


Lodge nd Information of Rich. Lord Mornington, 

* Camden. II. 445, and Yvery I. 322, 

3 Rot. Anno 50, Rjc. U. i*, p. f. R. 15 

* Col'e!^!Ons. 

s Leinller Pedig. 

* Collections. 

^ Vol HI. * 


and died 8 September, 1678 ; Mary, (firft to William 
Afhe of Afhe-field in Meath, Efq. grandfon and heir to 
Richard Alhe, Efq. and by him, who died 14 March 


Genet, fixth daughter of Sir Thomrs Cufack of LlfmuUen in the 
county of Meath, Knt. appointed Lord Chancellor of Ireland 2 
O6lober 1553 ', and he married fecondly, Anne fecond daughter of 
Sir Oliver Plunket, Knt. * ; created Baron f Louth, and widow 
of John Wakely of Navan in the county of Meath, Efq. 3 j he was 
fucceeded by his fon William, ftyled Lord of Dangan, which 
William was father of Gerald of the Dangan, who died 1 5 May 
1603 *, having had a fon William, who by Elizabeth his wife, 
daughter of Janies Cufack of Portraine in the county of Dublin, 
Efq. 5 had a numerous iffue ; the elder of whom Valerian, was 
granted in ward to Sir Thomas Afhe, Knt. * ; he married Anne, 

daughter of Cufack, reli6l of Chaiftopher Nugent, brother to 

Richard the firflEarl of Weftmeath,and by her who furvived him,and 
made her will 25 Odober 1649 ''> which was proved 20 May 1672, 
1 had a fon Gerald, or Garret, marrijed as in the text, who had iffue by 

his faid wife fix fons and two daughters, viz. William , Gerald, or 
Garret ; Dudley ; Valerian ; CoUey ; Chriftopher ; Mary, (which 
fivelall died infants) and Margaret *, who became the firft wife of 
W^entworth Harman of Bawne in the county of Longford, Efq. 
and died 15 June 1683 5* William Wefley the eldeft fon fucceeded 
his father, but leaving no iffue male by his wife a daughter of 
Maurice Keating of Narraghmore in the county of Kildare, Efq.**; 
his brother Garret became heir ; he ferved infeveral parliaments for 
the county of Meath and borough of Trim, and married Catharine 
another daughter of the faid Maurice Keating, but dying fuddenly 
at Dangan 23 September i728,wiLhout iffue by her, who died 14 April 
i745,aet. 78, did by his lall will, dated 13 March 1727, devife all his 
citates to Richard Colley,Efq.and his heirs male, provided that he and 
they refpe6lively (hould affume and take upon them the furname,and 
life of the coat of arms of Wefley ; which he did upon the death of 
the faid Garret, and made a folemn declaration thereof to the fol- 
lowing effeft , *' Whereas Garret Welley, late of Dangan in the 
" county of Meath, Efq. deceafed, on 13 March 1727, made his 
*' will, and died 23 September laft, and by his faid will, devifed 
all his real eftate to Richard Colley, Efq. of Dublin, for life, re- 
mainder to his iffue male, with remainder over, provided that he 
and his fons, and the heirs male of his body, alfumed and took 
upon hijn and them, the fiuname and coat of arms of Wefley ; 
Whereupon the faid Richard Colley, alias Wefley, teftified and 
declared, that immediately after the death of the faid Garret 
*' Wefley, he did alVume the furname and coat of arms of Wefley, 
*' according to the faid proyifo of the laid will, dated 15 November 
" 1528 '." 

' Rot. Anno 1. MarljE, f. t^\ Pedig. Cufack. 

^ U lller's Ofiice, and Pedig. Plunket, 3 Idem. Pedig. 

4 U liter's Office. $ Pedig. Cufack. 

* Decree in Chancery, 17 Nov. 162I and 27 Apr. 1630, 

7 Prerog. Office. 8 lifter's Office. 

^^ See E. Kingflon. 'o Colledions. 

** Rot. pat. de Auno 2. Geo. 11. 2*. p. D. R. 4, 

f c 



1681, was mother of Richard member of parliament for 
Trim, who died in January 1727 ; and Mary : and fhe 
married fecondly James Brabazon, Efq. of Corrftown in 
the county of Louth who died in 1728, leaving iflue 
James, Anthony, and Mary) ; Ellen or Ellenor, mar- 
ried in April 1669 to Thomas Moore of Croghan, Efq. 
grandfather to Charles, Earl of Charleville ' ; Catharine, 
to Nicholas Knight, D. D. incumbent of St. Nicho- 
las Within, Dublin, who died 10 May 1731, flie deceaf- 
ing 23 December 1730; and Anne ^, was married to 
John Pollard, Efq. and had Henry who died unmarried, 

and Mary, wife of Brabazon, Efq. in the county of 


Henry Colley, Efq. who fucceeded at Caflle-Carbery, Henry, 
aJias Ark-hill, in July 1674, marriedMary, only daugh- 
ter of Sir William Ullier of Dublin, Knt. and dying in 
the year 1700, was buried at Carbery, having iffue fix 
fons and lix daughters ; Dudley buried at St. Au- 
doen's 2i May 168 1 ; William, Blaney, George, all 
died young ; Henry, his fuccefTor ; Richard, Lord Morn- 
ington ; Anne, married to William Pole of Ballyfin in the 
Queen's County, Efq.*; Elizabeth; Sarah, who died 
unmarried 14 May 1746; as did Frances, ^,9 June 1743? 
and were buried at St. Mary's, Dublin > Mary ; and 
Judith ^. 

Henrv Colley, Efq. the elder furviving fon, was mem- 
ber of parliament for Strabane, and in January 171Q mar- 
ried the Lady Mary Hamilton, third daughter of James, 
j-arl of Abercorn ; died 10 February 1723, and left one 
fon Henry, who deceafed, about three years of age, i 
March, after his father's death .; and two daughters, Eliza- 
beth, born II December 1720 ; ^nd Mary, born 11 July 


* His aiiceftor Perlam Pole, Eiq. :,vas brother to Six'- John Pole, 
created a Baronet 12 September 1628, and fecond fon of Sir Wil- 
liam Pole of Shute in Devonfhire, by his firft wife Mary, daughter 
and coheir to Sir William Periain, .Chief Baron of the Exchequer. 
He died in Odober 1704, and had iiiue two fons and four daugh- 
ters , Periam, who died unmarried 24 April 1748; William, heir 
to his brorher Sarah, who died unmarried ; Mary, married 6 July 
17.4.9 ^^ J^nies Davis, Efq. Comptroller of 'ihe Ordnance ; Elizabeth, 
who died unmarried and Anije, married to Marcus Smith, Efq. 
Lieutenant-Colonel of a regiment of foot in Irelandj aiid fhe died 
in November 1753. William Pole, who fucceeded Periam, rj 
AuguA 1748, married Lady Sarah Moore, eldeil daughter of JEd- 
ward" fifth Earl of Drogheda, anddeceaung in 1778 without iifue by 
his Lady, who died that year, he beqvieathed his elates to the Ho-r 
noiirable William Weflcy, younger brother to Richard, Earl of 

* 3^2 E D/ogheda. - MSS. Pedlg. p?ne3 J. L, s li^pj^ 


1723, was r. arried 20 06tobcr 1747 to Arthur Pomeroy, 

Elq. created Baron Oi Harberton '. 

Richard, Richard Colley, Elq- the youngefl: fon, who alTumed 

I the furname ot Wefley, as heir to his firft-coufin before- 

Lord. mentioned, was lome time Auditor and Regifter of the 

Royal Hofpital near Dubhn ; was appointed 5 Augiift 17 13 

fecond Chaiuberlain of the Court of Exchequer ; ferved the 

office of fh^rifF for the county of Meath in 1734 ; and re- 

preiented the borough of Trim in parhament, until his 

Majefty was pleafed to create him a Peer, bv Privy Seal, 

dated at Kenfington 25 June, and by patent ", at Dublin 

9 July 1746^ by the title of Baron of Mornington *, and 

as fuch he took his feat in the Houfe of Pcer^, 6 G6tobcr> 

1747 K 

23 December 1719, he married Elizabeth, eldefl: dauj2:h- 
ter of John Sale, L. i /. D regifler of the diocefs of Dublin, 
and member of parliament for the borough of Carysfort ; 
and by her, Vv^ho died 17 June 1738, had ifRie three fons 
and four daughters, of whom two Ions and two daughters 
died in their infancy j the furvivors were^ 

Garret, his heir. 

Elizabeth, baptized 7 April 1720, married 9 April 
1743 ^^ Chichefter Fortefcue of Drooiilkine in the^county 
of Louth, Efq. ", and deceafed 10 October 1752. 

Frances, baptized 21 Auguil 1724, (liarned 5 Auguft 
1750 to William-Francis Croibie of Ballyheige, in the 
county of Kerrv, Efq. and dcceaied 7 September 1768 5. 

His Lordihip departed this life 31 January 1758, and 
was fucceeded in the honour by his only fon 
Garret, Garret, who was born 19 July 1735, and took his feat in 
I the Houfe of Peers, 13 February 1758, on the deceafe of his 
Earl, father ^; in June 1759, ^^ ^'^^"^^ apnc.nted cullos rotulorum of 
the cnunty of Me?.th ; and 18 Aue;ull 1760, his Majelty K. 
Geo. II. was pleafed by prvy feai at St. James's y, and by pa- 

* His Lordfhlp having built at his own expence a commodious 
Charter Working School, near the town ofTnm, upon an acre of 
ground, given by the Corporation for ever , and having endowed 
the fame with eight acres of land, and a fubicripcion of 50I. a vear, 
for the fupport of forty children, (twenty of each fex) had the fchool 
opened with folemnity, 5 November 1748, a day of general thank- 
giving in thefe kingdona. 

' See that title. 2 Rot. pat. de Anno 20 Geo. II. 3* p. D, 

3 Lord^s Jour. III. 657. 4 See Earl of Clermont. 

^ See E. of Glandore. <^ Lords Jour. IW 1 10. 

^ Rot. pat. de Anno 34 Gee. II. D. R/45. 


tent at Dublin, 2 Odober following', to advance him to 
the dignities of Vifcount Wellefley of Dangan-Caftle and 
Earl of Mornington in the county of Meath, by which 
titles he took his feat m parliament, 19 November 1761 ^) ~ 

6 February 1759, his Lordlhip married Anne eldell 
daughter of the Right Honourable Arthur Hill, created 
Vifcount Dungannon, and deceafmg 22 May 1784 left 
iffue, by his Lady who furvives him, fix fons and two 
daughters, viz. 

Richard Lord Wellefley. 

Arthur-Gerald born 5 May 1761, died young. 

William, born 20 May 1763, reprefentative in parlia- 
ment for the borough of Trim, and one of the Governors 
of the Queen's County ; on acceding to the eftates of 
William Pole of Ballitin, Efq. who deceafed in 1778, he 
alTamed the name and arms of Pole, and 17 May 1784 
married Catharine-Elizabeth, eldeft daughter of the Ho- 
nourable John Forbes, Admiral of his Majefty's fleet, 
and uncle to George Earl of Granard 3. 

Francis-Seymour died young. 

Arthur, born i May 1769. 

Gerald-Valerian, born 7 December 1771' 

Kenry, born 20 January 1773. 

Daughter Lady Anne, born 13 March, 1768. 

Lady Mary-lilizabeth, born i January 1772.4 

Richard the fccond and prefcnt Earl of Mornington was Richard, 
born 20 June 17605 ; at the inftitution of the llluftrious 2 
Order of St. Patrick, he was nominated by the Sovereign Earl. 
to be an original Knight Companion of that Order, and 
was inflialled with the other knights in St. Patrick's Cathe- 
dral, Dublin, 17 March 1783. His Lordfliip is a mem- 
ber of the privy council in Ireland, reprefentative for 
Windfor in the Britiili parliament, and a Lord of the 
Treafury. He is yet unmarried. 

Titles.] Richard Wefley, Earl of Mornington, Vif- 
count Wellefley, and Baron of Mornington. 

Creations.] B. of Mornington, 9 July 1746, 20 
Geo. n. and V. Wellefley of Dangan-Caflle, and E. of 
Mornington, 6 Odcber 1760, '34 Geo IL 

Arms.] Quarterly, the firfl: and fourth, ruby, a crofs, 
pearl, between fou: faitires of plates, for Wefley: The 


^, Ror. pat. de Anno 54. Geo. II. D. R. 50. 
' ^- Lords Jour. IV. siB. -' See that title. 


fecond and third topaz, a lion rampant, ruby, gorged 
"with a ducal coronet, proper, for Colley. 

Crest.] On a wreath, an armed arm in pale, coup'd 
below the elbow, the hand, proper, the wrift encircled 
-with a ducal coronet, topaz, holding a fpear in bend, 
with the banner of St. George appendant. 

Supporters.] Two Hons, gules. 

]VJoTTo.] Unica virtus necessaria. 

Seat ] Dangan-Caftle, in the county of Meath, 
22 miles from Dublin. 



3^ A BRANCH of the noble family of Ludlow (which 
furname according to Cambden was taken from the anci- 
ent town of Ludlow in the county pf Salop, England^) 
fettled at Hlll-Deverell in the county of Wilts; about the 
middle of the fourteenth century, at which time lived 

William, William Ludlow, Efq. of Hill-Deverel!, who married 
Margaret, daughter and heir to William Rymer, and by 
her had iiTue one fon, John, and four daughters, viz. 
Margaret, married to William Sandes ; Margery, to Wil- 
liam Earle ; Joan, firfl: to John Norwood, and fecondly to 

Thomas Ringwood of Southampton ; and , the fourth 

to Thomas Txapnell of Chavile, in the county of Wilts, 

John, John, the only fon, fucceeded at Hill-Deverell, he 
married Lora, daughter of Thomas Ringwood of Hants, 

John, Efq. and by her had an only fon John, alio of Hill-Deve- 
rell, who by Philippa his wife, daughter and heir to Wil- 
liam Bulllrode of London, had two fons, William and 
Edmund, and a daughter Dorothy, married to William 
Horfev of Martin, in the county of Wilts, Gent. 
William, William, the eldefl: fon of John of Hiil-Deverell, mar- 
ried Jane, daughter and coheir to Nicholas Moore of With- 


' Cambden's Britannia, Edit. 1772, I. 474. 


ford. In the county of Southampton, Efq. by whom he 
had George his heir, and Mary who became the wife of 
Richard Scrope of Cadle-Combe in the county of Wilts, 
Efq. great-grandfon of Sir Stephen Scrope, Lord of Caf- 
tle-Combe, and thrice L. D. of Ireland, viz. 23 Auguft 
1401, II November 1403, and in Odober 14.06^ ; by 
Milicent his wife, daughter and coheir to Sir Richard 
Tiptoft, Knt. which Sir Richard Scrope was fon, (by the 
fecond wife) of Richard Lord Scrope of Bolton, and bro- 
ther to /iliiam Earl of Wiltlhire, and Richard Archbifhop 
of York ^ 

George Ludlow of HIll-Deverell, Efq. only fon of Wil- George 
Ham, married Edith, third daughter of Sir Andrews Lord , 

Windfor of Stanwell and Biadenham, who died in 1543 ^j^ 
by this Lady^'he had two fons Edmund and Thomas, and 
fix daughters, viz. Anne, married to Thomas Hall of 
London, Gent. ; Margaret to Robert Vaux of Odiham in 
Hants, Efq. ; Jane ; Mary to Hugh Ryley of New Sarum, 
Gent. ; Urfula ; and Philippa to Thomas Zouch, one of 
the feven fons of Sir John Zouch of the county of Dorfet, 

Sir Edmund Ludlow, Knt. the eldeft fon, was twice Sir 
married, firil: to Bridget, daughter and fole heir to Robert Edmund. 
Coker of Maypowder in the county of Dorfet, Efq. by 
whom he had Henry his heir, and feveral other children ; 
Le married fecondly Margaret, relict of Thomas Howard 
Vilcount Bindon, third fon of Thomas Duke of Norfolk, 
by which Lady he had a fon Edmund, and other children: 
he was fucceeded by his eldefl fon * 

Sir Henry Ludlow, Knt. born in 1587, who is prefum- Sir 
ed to have been feated at Maiden-Bradley in the county of Henry 
Wilts, 14 James I. He married Letitia, daughter of Thomas 
Weft Lord Delawar, anceftor to the prelent Earl Dela- 
war 5, and dying in 1643, left ilTue ^, three daughters, 
Elizabeth, born in 1610; Catharine, bornini6ii j Mar- 
garet ; and two fons, viz. 

Edmund Ludlow, the celebrated Republican, who was (i) 
born at Maiden-Bradley about the year 1620 ; he ftudied 
the Law in the Inns of Court ; was elected to ferve in the 
parliament of England, and became general of the parlia- 

^ Harris II. io6, 107. "^ College of Arms London, 

Collins, IV. S6. ^ College ibid. 

5 Collips V, 392, ^ College ibidt 


ment army ; he died * in exile at Vevay in Switzerland 
in 1693 and a monument was eroded to his memory, with 
this irifcription : 

Sifte gradum et refpice. 
Hie jacet Edmund Ludlow, Anglus natione, provincial 
Wiltonienfis, fihus Henrici equellris ordinis, fenatorifque 
parliamenti, cujus quoque fuit ipfe membrum ; patrum 
{lemmate clarus et nobilis, virtute propria nobilior ; reli- 
gione protellans et infigni pietat corufcus ; geiatis anno 
23 tribunus m.iHtum, pauIo poll exercitus prgetor primari- 
es ; tunc Hibernorum domitor, in pugna intrepidus et 
vitse prodigus, in vi6toria clemens et manfuetus, patriae 
libertatis defenfor, et poteliatis arbitrariae propugnator acer- 
rimus; cujus caufd ab eadem patria 32 annis extorris, 
meliorique fortuna dignus apud Helvetios fe recepit, ibique 
aetatis anno 73 moriens fui de{iderium rehnquens fedes 
seternas Icetus advolavit. 

Hocce monum.entum, in perpetuam verae et (incerse 
pietatis erga maritum defunctum memoriam, dicatet vovet 
domina EHzabeth de Thomas, ejus ftrenua et mcsftiffima, 
tam in infortuniis quam in matrimonio confers dilecliffima, 
quae animi magnitudine et vi amoris conjugalis mota, eum 
in exilium ad obitum ufque conilanter fecuta eft. Anno 
Domini 1693 \ ' 

Henry. Henry Ludlow the fecond and youn^eft fen of Sir Hen. 

ry, married the daughterof ^ Webiter, and by her was 

'Stephen, father of Stephen Ludlow (his only fon) one ot ihe Six 

Clerks in the High Court of Chancery in Ireland, who 

died 21 O6lober 1721, having ilTue by Ahce his wife, 

daughter of* Lachard, Efq. (by whom he became pof- 

feiTed of a confiderable eilate in the Principality of Wales), 
and had by her, who died 17 June 1725, two fons and four 
daughters, viz. 

(l) Peter his lieir. 

(2j William, who married Catharine, fifter to James the 

firft Earl of Courtown, by her he had a Ion William, who 
died vouno', and was interred v/ith his father in the churcli 
of St. Nicholas in Dublin, and three daughters, viz. 


* Edmund I.udlow, Efq. married in 1665, Dougbfs, eldefl 
daughter of Sir Francis Aungier, Knt. Marier of the P olip, and 
died in 1689, having had one daugliter, v;ho died unmarried-, polfi- 
bly this may be General Ludlow. (Lodge, i Edit. HI. lo.'^) 

'' Add" Ton's Travels, "Dub. VA. p. 264., and preface to .'j-to Ed. cf 
Ludlo\Y's Mpnioii-.:, p,-ef;icc lo. 

L U D L O W, Earl L U D L O W. -jj 

Alice, married to Sheplierd of Ecttyftown in the 

county of Meath, Efq. ; Catharine, to John Reynolds of 
Caflle-Reynolds in the county of Weila.cath, Elq. ; and 
Elizabeth to Williani Chriftmas, Eiq. of the county of 
Waterford, and deceafed in 1785 '. 

Daughter Alice, married to Francis Bernard of Caftle- (t) 
Mahon, (now Caiile-Bernard) \n the county ct Cork, one 
of the Jul! ices of the Court pf Common -, 

" Arabella, to David Nixoa of R.avcnfdale in the county (2) 
ot Kildare, Efq. whofe dai^ghter and heir married Nehe- 
niiah Donellan of Arcane m the county of Duhlin> Efq. 
who on his marria?:e aiiuraed the name o. Nixon. 

Elizabeth, to John Rogerlon, Ef . Chief JuCc'ce cf (3) 
the King's Bench, fon ot Sir John, who was Lord Mayor 
of Dubhn in 1693, by him fhe had iffue three daughters, 
viz. Elizabeth, married to Abraham, the i;rfl: Lord i^rne ; 
Arabella, to William Caufabon of Carrig in the county of 
Cork, Efq. ; Hannah, to rinthony Jephlon of Mallow in 
the fame county, Eiq ; and one Ion John Rogerfon, Efq. 
v/hofe unbounded benevolence will be long remembered ; 
W'hilffc he lived he diltributLd large funis amongft the indi- 
gent, and dying unmarried in 1786, bequeathed upwards 
of 3CO0I. a year to charitable purpofes. 

Francis, married Robert Leflie of Glaflough in the coun- (4) 
ty of Monaghan, Eiq. K 

Peter Ludlow, the eldeft fon, fervcd in parliament for Peter, 
the county of Meath in 1719 and 1727 '^; he married 
Mary, daughter and heir to John Preilon of Ardfallagh 
in fame county, Efq. defcendcd from the noble family of 
Gormanflon *, and deceafed at Bath 19 June 1750, 


* The firft of this family, which we meet -within Ireland, is Philip. 
Philip de Preflon, the father of Adam, whofe fon Roger was Jultice Adam, 
of the Common Fleas, i Edw. Hi. and after 1331, was promoted Roger. 
to the King's Bench ; his fon and heir Robert, by Matilda de Pref- Robert* 
ton, was knighted in the field in 1 36 1, by Lionel, Duke of Clarence-, 
and by deed, dated on the feiiival of the allumption of the Virgin, 
57 Edw. III. Elmericus de.S-^n^o Araando, Knt, who in the reign 
of Edw. II. was Juftice of Ireland, and Lord of Gormanflon, gave 
and confirmed unto him, the faid Sir Robert for ever, the manor of 
Gormani^on, which extends into the counties of ivleath and Dublin -, 
he was alfo Lord of Prelion in Lancafnire ; m i365 was Chief Baron 
of the Exchequer; in 1388 Keeper of the Seals-, and in 1391 was 
conftituted Higli Chancellor of Ireland. Being pofielled of Carbery 
in the county of Kildare, he made that the chief place of his refi- 


^ Information Jof. Preflan, Efq. - See E. of Cl:r.rl:inount. 

2 J. Pref.on, Efq. and fee Lord Ccnyrghrvra. 

^- ComiriQiis Jour. 


having had ifTue by his faid wife, (who deceafed at Ard- 
fallagh 23 June 1742,) five fons and four daughters, viz. 


dence ' ; and by inquifitlon taken at the Salmon-leap, 20 Rich. II. 
he was found to poflefs large ellates in Ireland '2. He married Mar- 
garet, daughter and heir to Walter de Birmingham, Lord of Car- 
"berj^, (her brother having deceafed without ilfue) and by her who 
died 19 July 1361, and was buried in the monaftery of Friars 
Preachers in Drogheda, had a fon and heir Chriftopher,and a daugh- 
ter Elizabeth or Anne, married to Chriilopher the fourth Lord Del- 
Sir vin. Sir Chriilopher, who fucceeded at Gormanllon, had a fon of 
Chrifto- his own name, he was knighted in the field in 1397, by Edmund 
pher. Mortimer, Earl of March, at the nxjimiifig of the chief houfe of 
O Brien in Thomond, and was afterwards imprifoned in the caftle 
of Trim, for holding a correfpondence with the prior of Kilmain- 
ham'J. He married Elizabeth, daughter and heir to William 
Laundres, Baron of Naas, hence the Preftons became poffeffed of 
that Barony, and by her had the faid Chriftopher, and two daugh- 
ters, whofe marriages were folemnized on the feaft of St. Valentine 
in 141 1 at Carbury-Caftle 4 : the elder became wife to Sir John 
Gage, Knt. and Eii;zabeth, the younger, married Sir William De- 
Chrifto- lahoyde of Moyglare in the county of Meath, Knt. Chriftopher, 
pher. the only fon. Baron of the Naas, in right of his mother, married 
Jane, daughter of Sir Jenico D'Artois, Knt. 5^ and by inquifition 
taken in the reign of Henry VI. he was found feized of divers lands,, 
alfo that Robert his fon, then aged fifteen years, was his eldeft 
fon and heir. 
Sir The faid Robert was appointed deputy to John Dynham, Lord 

Robert. Chancellor of Ireland -, and Richard, Duke of York, younger fon 
of K. Edw. IV. being nominated L. D. of Ireland, 5 May 1478, 
Sir Robert, the Duke being a minor, was appointed his deputy ^ , 
with power to make a deputy ^ -, 7 Auguftfame year, he was created 
Vijcount Gormanjion^ by letters patent, njo'ith this preamble^ Rex 
omnibus ad quos, &c. Salutem. Sciatis quod nos probitatem, fcien- 
tiam, fidelitatem, et induftriam, quibus viget, eminet, atque pollet 
dJle6lus et fidelis nofter Robertus Prefton, Miles, Dominus de 
Gormanfton in terra noftra Hibernijc, intime ponderantes, Volen- 
tefque eundem Robertum, juxta fuorum exigentiam meritoruni 
iequaliter preminare, ipfum Robertum in Vicecomitem de Gorman- 
fton in terra noftra praedidla de Gratia noftra fpeciali, &c. ^. He 
fat in the parliament of 1490, and 6 September 1493 was appointed 
deputy to Jafper, Duke of Bedford, then L. L. , he died 5 April 
1503, leaying iifue by his wife Genet, daughter of Sir Richard 
Molyneux of Sefton in Lancafl)ire, two fons and two daughters, 
%'lz. William, his heir; John, oftheNinche, anceftor to the fami- 
ly long feated there ; Elizabeth, married to Sir Thomas Fitz-Ge- 
rald of Lackagh in the county of Kildare, Lord Chancellor of Ire- 
land , and Catharine to Chriftopher Flunket of Rathmore in the 
county of Meath, Efq. but had no iifue 5-. 


' Lodge's Colleft. 2 i^q^ taken at the Salmon-leap 20 Ric. 11, 
3 Lodge's Collect and Rolls. ^ Idem. 

Information Hon. J. Prefton. 6 Rymer, XII. 109. 

>7 Collet, 8 Rqt. dsAmiQ 18 Edw. IV. 9 Lodge, 

LUDL O W, Earl L UDL O W. 77 

Preilon, , Philip, William who all died young, and 

were interred at St. Mary's church Dublin ^ j and Peter 


Sir William the feco7id Vifcount, in 1493 was appointed deputy Sir 
to Sir James Ormond, Lord Treafurer, during his abfence in Kng- William 
land, and 19 Augull 1504, attended the Earl of Kildare L. D. to the 
famous battle of Knocktowe in Conaught, with Lord Killeen, 
led the wings of the Bow-men, and in 15Z5 was Lord Juilice of Ire- 
land ' . 3 February 1508, he enfeoffed Archdeacon Robert Sutton, 
and Thomas Cornwalfhe, Vicar of Stathmullen in the manor of 
Whitechurch, containing feveral villages, and held of the King in 
capite , alfo 80 acres in HoUeitown held of the Earl of Ornnond as of 
his manor of Cloncurry, with divers other lands in the county of 
Kildare J alfo in the manors of Gormanfton, Athboy, Nobber, 
Tyennon, Cabbragh, Clogherieghe, Loughcrew, Collenlton, Clo- 
nedoghan, Thomaitowne, Loygaghe and Ardmaghbreagaghe, in 
county of Meath , the manors of Ballmadon and Ballyicadden ia 
county of Dublin -, all his lands and tenements in the City of Dub- 
lin and town of Drogheda; with all his lands and hereditaments in 
Prejhn in Aymunderne/s, or Underneys in county of Lancafter; they 
to hold the fame in order to fulfil the contents of his lall will and 
teftament, which faid will bears dale 8 of that month (February) 
and he thereby directed that his faid feoffees fhould hold the manor 
of Gormanllon to the ufe of himfelf and Dame Eleanor Dowdall 
his wife for life, and to the heirs male of his body, remainder to his 
"brother John Prelton and his heirs, remainder to his own right heirs 
for ever ^. He married firil Anne, daughter of John Burnell, of 
Ballgriffen in county of Dublin, Efq. and by her had three fons and 
two daughters, viz, Jenico his heir ; Chriftcpher, (who married Eli- 
zabeth daughter of John Nangle, ftyled Baron of Navan) ; Rich- 
ard ; daughter Catherine (married to Patrick Birmingham, Chief 
Juliice of the King's Bench) , and Margaret (to Patrick Plunket, 
Ion and heir to John Lord Killeen). Sir William married fecondly 
the faid Eleanor daughter and heir to Sir Thomas, or Henry Dow- 
dall of Newtown and Term.onfeighan fon to Sir Robert, Chief Juf- 
tice of the King's Bench, and Vkidow of the laid John Baron of 
Navan, and deceafmg 21 or 22 September 1532, was interred iu 
the family vault at Stathmullen, leaving illue by this Lady (who fur- 
vived him, and in purfuance of his wnll, entered into and was feiz- 
ed during life of the faid manor of Gormanfton) two fons and 
two daughters, viz Robert of Ballmadon, ancelior to the family 
feated there-, James, who died without ilfue-, daughter Mary, 
married to John Burnell of Ballgriffin, w'ho was attainted by K. / 

Henry VHI. and Anne to Thomas Hollywood of Tartaine or Ar- 
taine in county of Dublin '^. 

Jenico the third Vifcount was 30 years old at his father's death, and Tgnico 
35 Henry VHI, had a grant of divers lands parcel of the poffef- 
fions of the late Houfe of Friars Preachers in Drogheda, to hold by 
Knights fervice. 12 January 1559 he was prefent in the L. D. Sul- 
fex's parliament, and 28 Auguit 1561, was joined in commilfion with 
Hugh, Archbifhop of Dublin and others, for the prefervation of 
the peace in the counties of Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Louth, and 


* St. Mary's Regiftry. ^ Harris Hi 109. 

f Rolls. Lodge, and Prarog. Office. ^ CoUe^li-ous, 

7S L U D L O W, E A R L L U D L O W. 

who hath been advanced to the Peerage : daughters Eliza- 
beth and Mary, died youn^^ ^ and were interred at St. 

Mary's ; 

V/eilmeaLh -. 15 February 1560, he made his laft will of the fol- 
lowing tenour : " In the name of God the Father, the Son, and the 
" Holy Ghod, I Syr Jenico Prellon, Knt. Vifcount of Gormailon, 
*' bemg of perfect memory, thanks to the onanipotent: Lord of mer- 
" cy, do m;dce and publllh this niy lail will and teilameiit in man- 
*' ner and form following. Firit Iconitituie and make my well be- 
** loved fon Chriftopher Prefton, to be my fole and only executor ; 
*' and that my feolt'ees, &c. do Itand feized of all mv lands in Ire- 
*' land and England to the ufeof me, the faldSyr Jenico, Vifcount 
" Gormanfton during my hie-, and afrer my death, to Hand feiz- 
'' ed of the m.anors of Athboy, to the ufe of Anne Luttrell my 
" wife, during her life ; and my faid feoffees to Hand feized of ail 
*' m].- lands in Ireland and England, and the reverfion of the manors 
" of Athboy and Nobber to the ufe of my fon and heir Chriftopher 
" and rhe heirs male of his bod)-, and for want thereof to the 
" heirs male, of my body ; remainder to Robert Preiton af Ballma- 
*' don, my brother and the heirs male of his body-, remainder to 
" my coufm John Preflon, and the heirs male of his body ; re- 
*' mainder to the ufe of nae the laid Syr Jenico for ever. And con- 
*' cerning my goods, 1 will that all my debts ftiall be juHly paid 
** upon my whole goods, and alfo the charge of my funeral, and. 
*' after the fame, my wife then to have the third part of all my 
" goods, and alio I will my heads' s portion to be bellowed for the 
*' good and behoof of my foul ; and that my fon Chriftopher, to 
** whom I have palled and given all my plate, jewels, Leafes, and 
*' Farms, fhall not only enjoy the fame but vath my pleafmg, all 
*' bis princlpalh and ancient monuments, that have been found in 
any manner in time palt, and further that he have the third part 
called xhechildrens portion of my goods, in confideration that my 
** faid fon lliall yearly have a memorial of me, and give likewife to 
*' the poor. And 1 earneflly defire my well beloved brother the 
*' Pvight Plonble 'I'homas, Earl of Kildare, my loving fons, the 
" Baron of Delvin, Thomas Fleming, Michael Fitz-Williams, 
*' Robert Peyphoe, and John Bathe, to fee my laft will performed 
*' according to the true meaning thereof." He died 1469, having 
rnarried two wives : b3'^ Anne Luttrell the latter, he had no iifue ; 
but by the former. Lady Catharine Fitz-Gerald, eldell daughter of 
Gerald ninth ^ Earl of Kildare he had three fons and five daughters, 
viz. Eli'/abeth, (married firit to Thomas Nangle, Baron of Navan, 
and fecondly to Richard, Lord Delvin); Catharine, (to Thomas 
Fleming of Stephenltown, afiier Baron of Slane, fhediedin Novem- 
ber 1597 and w?s interred at Slane) -, (M^ry to Michael Fitz-Willi- 
ams of Dunamon, Efq.) Genet, (firll to Sir Henry Travers, and 
feconily to Sir Rouert Peyphoe, Knight, and died in December 
1599) ; EUcn or Elinor, to John Bathe, Elq. of Drumconrath, in 
county of Dublin, Attorney General of Ireland in 1564, and atter- 
svardo Chai.ceilor of the Exchequer. The fons were 
^^J Chriilcpher his heir *. 


^ S^ Mary's Regiftry. ^ ColleCl. 3 Lodge Ferog. Oflicc. 
^ Lodge. 


LUDLOW, Earl. L U D L O W. np 

Mary's ; Alice, married to John Prcrton of Bclllnter In 
the county of Ivleath, Efq. and deccaling at Aix-la-Cha- 


Nicholas, of v^ horn we have no account . A) 
Martin, who 9 November 1584, married Alifona Herbert (ssap- r^\ 
pears from an ancient infcriprion on lione, probably part of a gate- Families? 
way v.'hich had been erectea. there by fa id Martin and Alifona iiiof Ardfal- 
1589); their iii'ue was Hugh, who married a daughter of joceiyn i^gVj ^,-j^^ 
Nangle, Baron of Navan and by this marriage ' he became poifeiled Ballinter, 
of Ardfallasj,!!, and alfo of the corporation of Navan ; he ha.d illue a 
fon, John of Taragh and Ardfailagh in county of jMeatli and of 
Erno novv Dawfon's-Courc in the Queen's County ^^ he v/as Mayor of 
Dublin in 1653 ^, and 5 July 1686 granted in truft to John Oiborne 
of Stackaiian m the county of Meath, Efq; then Prime Serjeant, and 
others, the town and lands of Cappalaughlin in Queen's County, 
containing 789 acres of profitable land Irifh plantation m.eafure, with 
the app\u-:enances for the ftipport and maintenance of an able 
fchoolmaiter of the proteilant religion to be relident in the town of 
Navan county of Meath, and alfo for the fupport and maintenance 
of a like able fchoolmaiter to be relidentin the town of Bal yroan iu 
the Queen's County ; (the prefentation to thefe fchools is now in his 
defcendants) the faid truitees were alfo to pay for ever the ahnuai 
fum of sol. out of faid rents for the benetit of the hofpital (blue 
coat) of the city of Dublin "*. The faid John Prel^Lon, married 
thrice, lirll: to Mary, daughter of John Morris, of Eolton in county 
of Lancalter, Efq. bv whom he had Phineas his heir ; Samuel ; and. 
five other fons and three daugliters. He married lecondly, Catha- 
rine, daughter of John Afhburnham, Efq. but by her had no illue ; 
Samuel of Emo the fecond fon (married Anne Sandford, and had 
Anne his fole heir, who became the wife of Ephraim Dawfon, 
grandfather to John, now Earl of Portarllngton). He married third- 
ly 30 May 1676, Anne, daughter of Pvichard Tighe, and relidl of , 
I'heophilus Sandford, Efj. and decealing the 13 July i636 was in- 
terred in Chriii-Church Dublin, (under a tombftone with an infcrip- 
tion and his arms, which however is not now to be feen, the Earl of 
Kildare's monument being immediately over it), leaving iilue by 
his faid Lady, (who remarried with Oliver Lambert, third fon of 
Charles firlt Earl of Cavan, and lies interred in her family vault, 
the Tighe^i, in Sc, Michan's Churcli), one fon John of Bellfone 
county of Meath, who was born 25 April 1677, and was eled^ed to 
parliament for that county in 171 1, 1713, 1715, &:c. he married firit 
16 February 169B, Lydia, daughter of Jofeph Pratt of Cabragh 
county of Cavan, Efq. Ihe deceafmg 5 February 1714, was interred 
at Skreen, county of Meath; 25 Odober 1720 he married fecondly 
Henrietta, fu^er to the late Sir Thomas Taylor, Bart, and aunt to 
theprefant Earl of Bective ; and by her, (who died 15 January 1729, 
and was interred at Kilmeifan in county of Meath) he had a fon who 
died young, and three daughters, viz. Henrietta and Sarah now liv- 
ing ; and Sophia, the fecond, married Moore, Efq. his ifrue* 


^ Market crofs of Navan, now in the church-yard of that town. 
^ Family papers. ^ Harris's Hifi. Dub. 506. 
-* Copy of faid deed in polTeffion of Mr. Preiton, 


' pelle 7 January 1778, was interred at Ardfallagh ^ ; and 
Mary, the youngell, married Sir Robert Rich of Waver- 


"by the firft wife were three fons, viz. John ; Jofeph, (Major in Ge- 
neral Bligh's regiment of horfe, and mai-ried 5 December 1747, to 
Frances, daughter of henry Sandford, of Caitlereagh county of 
Rofcommon, Efq. ana relidt of Michael Cutt, father to Elizabeth 
Countefs of Longford) ; and Nathaniel member of parliament for 
Navan, ancellor to the family of Swainllown. John the eldeft 
fon, born 25 January 1700, wasfeated at Bellinter in the county of 
Meath, ferved in parUament in 1731 for the borough of Navan, 
married his coufin Alice Ludlow, as in text, and dying at Bellinter 
a6 December 1755, left iii'ue by her, (who died at Aix-la-Chapelle 
in Germany, 7 January 1778, and was buried at Ardfallagh)-, 
two fons, John; and Jofeph, now of Ardfallagh and naember of 
parliament for Navan. John the eldell fon, fucceeded at Bellin- 
ter, ferved in parliament for the borough of Navan, married 
Mary, filler of Sir Skeffignton Smith, Bart, and died at Edinburgh 
16 January 1781; he left a numerous iffue, the elder of whom, John, 
is now in parliament for the borough of J^avan. Phineas Preilon, 
eldeft fon of John of Taragh, Ardfallagh, and Emo, fucceeded at 
Ardfallagh, and married Letitia, ^daughter of Colonel Robert Ha- 
mond, defcendcd in the female line from Mary, daughter of Tho- 
mas Bullen, Earl of Wiltftiire, and aunt to Q. Elizabeth: by this 

Lady, who remarried with Ford, and was interred at St. 

Anne's church Dublin , he had a fon John of Ardfallagh who ferved 
in parliament for Meath in 1731, and marrying, whilft a minor, 
Mary, daughter of William*Steward, the firrf Lord Mountjoy, had 
iffue (by her who remarried with George, the third Earl of Granard^ 
a fon Phineas, who died a minor aged 20 years, and a daughter 
Mary, heir to her brother, and married to Peter, father of Earl 
Ludlow, who to perpetuate the memory of his maternal anceftors, 
hath taken the title of Preston for the eldeft fons of his family 2. 
Chrlfto- Chriftophr, the fourth Vijcount was 23 years old at his father's 
pher, death, and 6 May 1570 had a fpecial livery of his eftate; in 1585 
he fat in Sir John Perrot's parliament held at Dublin 26 April, and 
at the general boiling at the Hill of Taragh 24 September 1595, he 

appeared with 8 archers on horfeback for the barony of Duleek. . 

He married firft Catharine, daughter of Sir William Fitz-William, 
of Windfor-park, and of Meryon, Knt. (anceftor to the Vifcounr 
Fitz-William), and fecondly Catharine, daughter of Sir I'homas 
' Fitz-William of Baggorfrath. 10 April 1591 he enfeoffed Richard 
FItz- William of Meryon and others in the manor of Gormanfton to- 
hold to the ufe of himfelf and Dame Catharine Fitz-William, his 
wife during their lives, remainder to the ule of his fons Chriftopherj, 
Jenico, Robert, Thomas, and William in tail male; remainder co 
Robert Prefton of theNinche, Efq. and his heirs male; remainder 
to his own heirs, remainder to the heirs of Jenico, late Vifcount 
Gormanfton, and for want of ilTue of his body remainder to the faid 
Robert Prefton of the Ninche, for ever ; provided that the faid 
L>ame Catharine Fitz-Williams, fhall yearly pay out of the premif- 

^ Information of Mr. Prefton. 
^ information of Mr. Prefton. Heralds Office. Commons Jonr- 



ley In the county of Warwick, Bart, flie died at Montpel- 

lier, and was buried in South-Audley-chapel, London, 

Vol. III. G where 

fes 40I. towards the preferment of his children. Alfo 22 September 
1593 he enfeoffed the faid Richard Fitz-William in the manors of 
Athboy and Nobber, county of Meath, and of Whitchurch, county 
of Kildare, to his own ufe for life, afterwards to the payment of his 
debts, and then to the payment of 60I. to his fon and heir Chr .Ilopher 
Preflon, till he accomplifhed the age of 18 years, and from thence 
lool. a year, till the charge laid upon the faid eftate, be dif harged 
and paid ; and for the better preferment of fuch of his daughters as 
Ihould not wilfully marry, without the advice of Dame Catharine 
their mother, their uncles, or any three of them living after the de-' 
ceafe of their mother, he charged 500I. fterl. for his daughter Jenet, 
and 450I. to each of his other daughters marrying with confcnt as 
aforefaid, viz. Mary, Catharine, and Elizabeth; 7.S(S\. to each of 
his funs begotten on the body of his faid wife Dame Catharine, viz 
Jenico, Robert, Thomas, and William ; 450I. to each daughter 
hereafter to be begotten that fhall marry as aforefaid-, and 250I. to 
each hereafter to be begotten fon, by him, with 81. a year to each 
fon until 14 years old, and then 15I. a year a piece until 20 years 
old; to his daughter EUenor Prefton 15I. fterl. during her life yearly, 
and if any of his daughters fhall profefs chaltity, and refufe to mar- 
ry, then their portions to ceale, and the faid lands to pay them 15I. 
yearly during their lives ; and after the portions pafs, the faid lands 
to be to the ufe of the former deed '. He made his will 21 January 
1599 and left his wife Catharine Fitz-V/illiam, fole executrix, wills 
all his debts to be paid upon his lands (her jointure excepted) leaves to 
his heir a cup and fake, for principals^ appoints for overfeers of his 
children and his will, (and for his children, preferrmg his wafe), Sir 
Chriftopher Plunket of Dunfoghlie, and his coulin Richard Caddie of 
the Nalle, Efq. bequeaths to David Verdonne yearly during life 61. 
Englifh money to pray for his foul, 5I, to the poor, and 100 marcs 
for his foul, to be befto ,ved as his overfeers Ihould think meet, of the 
firil money that might be received ; to his fon Chriftopher he leaves 
his forrel horfe, to his coufm Richard Caddie a ring worth 30s. to 
his daughter Lady Plunket a ring. Wills that the 15I. in his deed of 
feotfment be made 60I. a year to his fon Jenico ; the fame to be aug- 
mented or diminilhed as his overfeers fhould think fit, and that his 
daughter Jenet marrying with confent as therein fpecified, fhould 
have 200I. in addition to her portion ; 50I. to each of his other chil- 
dren by his then wife, in like manner; to Do6lor Caddie lol, to Ed- 
ward Orpie, anl James Hufley, 40s. a year, each to pray for his 
foul ; to Hugh Down 20s. a year for life and his finding in meat and 
drink in the houfe of Gormanfton; and bequeaths other legacies ~. 
He died 24 of January 3 fame year, and was interred at Stathmul- 
len ; leaving iifue five fons and four daughters, viz. Genet, (marri- 
ed to Alexander Plunket of Girly, county of Meath, Efq.) ; Mary, 
(firft to Sir Cahir 'O Dogherty, who was attainted, and fecondly to 
Anthony, fon of William Warren of Warrerfto ' n, in the Kings 
County, Knt.) ; Cr.tharine to JohnRochfort of Kilbryde, Cou-^.y of 


J Lodge's Collea. 2 Prerog. Offic, 

Inquifition taken at P.atoath. 


"where Sir Robert ereded a monument to her memory with 
ihis infcription : 


Kildare, Efq) ; Elizabeth to Barnewall ; and Elinor to Tho- 
mas Luttreil, anceitor to the prefent Earl Carhampton. The fons 
(0 Chriftopher, who died yotmg. 

(2) Jenico, who fucceeded. 

(3) Robert, who died unmarried. 

(4) Thomas, created Vijcount Taraghy by letters patent, dated at 
Ennis 2 July 1650, he married a Fleniifh Lady, by whom he had fe- 
veral chldren , and 12 Atiguft 1652, he was excepted from pardon 
of life or eitate by Cromwell. Anrhony his eldeit fon fucceeded to 
the title, and by Margaret, daughter of Anthony Warren of the 
Xing's County he had feveral daughters, and a I011 Thomas, to whom. 
K. Charles II. was fponfor, he vsas high in the elieem of that Mo-j 
jtarch, but 6 July 1674, he was killed at the age of 22 years by Sir 
Francis' Elundell of the King's County, Knt. and his brothers Wil- 
liam and Winwood, who were all acquitted of the murder and re- 
ceived his Majefty's pardon 19 December fame year. The title thus 
became extindl:, and his Lordibip was intefred in St. James*s Church 
Dublin, tinder a tomb-ftone, wiiereon are engraved the family arms 
and an infcription. 

(5) Wllliarii. 

Jenico, Jenico the fifth Vifcounf was 15 years old on his ncceflion to the 
honour % and had a livery cf hi? eilate 16 June 1608 , he fat in the 
parliament of 1613, and 8 July 1615 was rated 200I. to the fubfidy 
then granted , wbiUt a minor ^ he married Margaret, daughter of 
Nicholas the twenty-firlt Baron cf Howth, and by her (who remar- 
ried with Luke, Earl of Fipgall, died in Dublin 16 November 
1637, and was interred at Sta:hmulie7i), he had iime three fons and 
five daughters, viz, Nicholas his lieir; Robert; I'homas who died 
without iflue ; daughter Marv, ir amed firli to Sir Thomas Allen of 
St. Wohtan's, Knt. being h.s fecond wife, and fecondly to Sim.on 
Luttreil of Luttrellilovvn, Efq, ^ ; Elizabeth -, Jane-, Catharine^ 
married to isicholas V/ogar. f Rathcofiy, county of Kildare, Efq.; 
and Margaret, His LorcKbip .rade his will 2 November 1629, ^"^ 
directed his body to be buried in the chapel of Godmanfton, in the 
place cf his parifjl at Stathrtiuilen -, left to his daughters BelTe and 
Jane, 200I, apiece, and 300I, mort- to be given them wich fpeed to 
purchafe a place to build a houfe fo;- them, " where they (hall caufe 
"' (fays iie) daily prayers to he faid for my foul, and fome maffes, 
** and for def lult thereof, to return to my heirs males and houfe for- 
ever ; I leave my crimfon velve' cloak to my faid daughters to 
make fome church ftuff, to be kept to therrfelves for their ufe, 
" whereupc' they fliall put my arms an(f their names, i leave to my 
** daughter Gate iccl. and that my Lord of Howth, my fon and 
heir, my brother Robert Prefton, and my brother Thomas St. 
Laurence, fhall add unto the fame what they think fit, fo to 
exceed not loooi, if (he do marry with their confents, to be paid 
out of my fon, his preferment." And to each other of his daugh- 

* Inquifition taken at Ratoath, ^ Idem, 
3 See E. Carhampton. 




Dame Mary Rich, v;ife of Robert Rich, Efq. 

and lecond daughter of Peter LudIow> Efq. 

of Ardfallagh in county of Meath, 

and kingdom of Ireland ; 

She died in child-bed at Montpejiier, 

on Satur^iay the 6 of September 1755 

aged 30 years i. 

G 2 Peter 

ters lool. to be encreafed to 700I. and not more, as aforefaid ; but 
if any of them lake a religious life, each to have 200I. befides their 
entrance, ** of which 50I. bequeathed to each of ih'^m I leave as a 
*' legacy with the houle they or either of them, (hall enter into to 
*' pray for me." Bequeathed to each of his fons, Robert and Tho- 
mas, 500I. , he leaves 40s. to be given to Mr, Delane for certain ufes, 
he paid none unto him ; to the Francifcan friars lool. to fay mafs for 
his foul ; feveral other legacies for the lame purpofe ; to his brother 
Robert Prerton lol, a year for life, and to be in the houle, and to have 
the fame command as he then had, and all his apparel ; unio my 
** Lord of Ho'.vth, Munkeye and Boniface, and my brother Tho- 
** mas St. Laurence, a young grev gelding ox JieIJi as his choice;" 
to his coufin Bartholomew Dillon, his grey horfe w ith his belt furn - 
ture; to his filler Elinor 5I. yearly during life , to the Earl of Weii- 
meath. Lord and Lady Howth, his brothers Thomas and Edward 
St. Laurence, Lord Nettervill, Sir I'homas Ficz-V/illlam, Sir 
Chrillopher Plunket, his filler Dogherty, his brother Rochfort, the 
Lady Taatfe, his brother Darcy, his aunt Mable, Michael Taylor, 
and Richard Caddie of Harberiton, to each a ring worth 40s. with 
this motto Remember Gormanston; to his fon Robert for his 
miaintenance 16I. yearly during his abode at iludy in Tredagh (Dro- 
gheda) or fuch like place, and if he go to the Inns of Court the "aid 
fum to be made 40I. fterl. with other legacies. " and I will (l^iys he) 
*' that four or five pictures be drawn on canvas or other wife, as near 
** as they can to my Itature, one whereof to remain in this chapel, 
*' the rell to be placed in chapels of the friars preachers, with thele 
" words under them PRAY FOR Gormanston." To his fon 
Nicholas 12 cows whenfoever he dejires to take any ground, and 
leaves him his little bafon and ewer, two cups and a fait of filver ; to 
his wife all the reft of his goods, corn, cattle, plate, and furniture, 
ihe to keep all his chilirea together, and to leave his houfe furnifhed 
with hangings and other the moft necelTary implements as it was 
then, when fhe fhall die ; and the one half of the plate, and left to 
herfelf all her jewels, and what other money fhe had. Wills that no 
black, nor any other folemnity be ufed at his funeral, only meat 
and drink to be behooved by his wife, and 20I. to be given to the 
priefts, and to ea^h of the poor 5s. , leaves that the chapel of Stath- 
muUen be repaired and builded -, leaves all the Lordlhip of Gorman- 
Hon to his wife for her jointure, and appoints her fole executrix ; 
willing that fhe cut no timber, but a tree or two upon necellary oc- 
cafions, in the Stathmullen or the Balloes, and that fhe leave all the 
flate hoafes, ftiff, iiaunch, and tenan:able ; and that fhe keep his 
children until they be preferred ; only leaves his eftate to go accord- 
ing to the entail fpecified in his feoifment, and to his heir Nicholas, 

^ Lord Ludlow's Lett, to Jos. Prefton, Efq, 


Peter. Peter Ludlow, the only furvlvlng (on was born 2i April 
1730 ' ; he fucceeded at Ardfallagh, in right of his mo- 

all his pieces, plflols, and Scottlfii faddle 2. He was fucceeded by 
his fon 

Nicholas. Nicholas, thsjixth Vljcount, aged ^^ years, at the death of hi? 
father 5, 14 March 1630, he had a fpecial livery and many rights 
granted to him for the fine of 15!. Irilh , and 22 December 163 1 *, 
iiisLordHup, with John Rochfort of Kilbryde, Efq. and Mary-ni- 
Donnell, alias Bourke, (in lieu and recompence of fuch title, claim, 
and intereft as he had to a great quantity of land in the county of 
Leitrim, whe/eon a plantation was lately made, and by virtue of 
thecommiffion, dated 4 September 1627) had a grant of the towns 
and lands of Brenkillmore, Brenkillbeg, Drumcafiogh, &c. con- 
taining foil acres, in the barony of Dromahaire in faid county, to 
hold to the faid Mary for life, and afterwards to his Lordfhip and 
John Rochfort, and their ailigns for ever, with the creation of the 
fame into the manor of Prelton, 600 acres in demefne and other 
privileges; 14 July 1634 he took his feat in parliarnent, and 24 of 
fame month was appointed of the committee for grievance^ as he 
was for that of privileges, 24 March 1640 ; he was again of both 
committees 13 March following-, and was afterwards deeply en- 
j>aged in tlie rebellion, but died 29 July 1643, lamenting his folly 
in fiding with the rebels, and not aahering to his own countrymen, 
the EngliHi , he was excepted from pardon for life or eitate, 12 
Auguft 1652, by Cromwell, and it appears that he was outlawed 
17 November 1643 s. He married Mary, daughter of Nicholas the 
iirit Vifcount Kingfland, and by her (who deceafed at Alloon in the 
county of Kildare in May 1642) he had two fons and three daugh- 
ters, viz. Jenico, his heir"; Nichola^^, (who married Elizabeth eldeft 
daughter of Anthony the fecond Vifcount Taragh, and had Jenico 
who fucceeded to the tide of Gormaniion ; Anthony of whom here- 
after ; James; John; Robert; Francis; and Mary, who died with- 
out iitue) ; daughter Bridget, (married toWiUiam Dillon of Proudef- 
town, to whom ilie was firit wife, and had iffue) ; Mary, who 
died unmarried ; and Anne, married to Robert Luttrell, Efq. ^. 

Tenico. Jenico, the fe'venth Vifcount, was provided for by the aft of fet- 

ttement after the reltoration, and in the a(ft of explanation it was 
directed, that the commilTioners for the execution thereof, Ihould 
forthwith reftore unto him and his heirs, all and fmgular the lands and 
other hereditaments to which he was not reftored by fome decree of 
the commiffioners for execution of the former aft, and all other the 
eftate whatfoever, whereof his Lordfhip and his father Nicholas were 
feized and polfeffed of on the 22 October 1641; in confequence 
whereof he received two grants of lands under thefe acts ". In the 
reign of K. James U. he was L. L. of the county of Meath, a 
member of his privy council ; appointed 17 June 1690 a commiflioner 
of the treafury, in which year he was a colonel of foot in that King's 
army, and was outlawed 16 April 1691, in the county of Meath 8, 



I College of Arms London. 2 pj-erog. Office. 

3 Inq. atNaas 20 Sept. 1630. ^ Rot. 7<' Car. I. 3* p. D. 

5 Lord's Jour. I. 674. '^ See Earl Carhampton, 

y Rot.Anno2ioCar, II. $*.p.D, ^ Lord's Jour. L 675. 


thcr, and by Privy Seal at St. James's 14 November 1755 % 
and by patent at Dublin 19 December following ^, he was 
advanced to the dignity of a Peer of Ireland, by the title 
of Baron Ludlow of Ardfallagh in the county of Mcath. In 
1760 his Lordihip was further advanced to the dignities of 


and the faid outlawry having never been reverfed, the honours as 
yet remain extinguifhed. He died 17 March 1690-1 in the city of 
Limerick 5, and his eltates were feized into the King's hands as a 
forfeiture, and were granted by K. William to Colonel Richard 
Coote, who accordingly became pofleifed thereof; but after the 
furrender of Limerick, Jenico Prefton, his Lordfhip's nephew, 
claimed the benefit of the articles thereof, and being adjudged to 
be included therein, he claimed the faid ellate by virtue of a fettle- 
ment made upon him by his faid uncle, and the heirs male of his 
body, and for want of fuch heirs male, to Anthony Prefton after 
Vifcount Gormanfton '^, and brought his ejectment for the recovery 
thereof; which having for along time defended to his great charge 
and trouble, was at length recovered after his deceafe by Anthony 
his fuccelTor, The faid Jenico married firft Lady Frances Leake, 
iifth daughter of Francis the firft Earl of Scarfedale, by her (who 
died 29 July 1682, and was interred at Stathmullen) having no iifue ; 
he married fecondly, in November 1683, 5 Margaret, daughter of 
Carryl the third Vifcount Molyneux, and by her (who remarried 
firft with James Butler of Kilveagher in the county of Tipperary, 
Efq. ; and fecondly with Robert, eldeft fon of James Cafey of Dub- 
lin, Efq. Counfellor at Law, by whom fhe had a fon John-Delaval, 
born 6 Auguft 1706, and fhe died in 17 11) had an only daughter 
Mary, married as hereafter. He was fucceeded by his nephew 

Jenico (as aforefaid, eldeft fon of his brother Nicholas) ftyled fAe Jenico. 
eighth Vifcount^ who deceafmg without ilVue, was fucceeded by his 
brother Anthony, the ninth Vifcount^ who married in 1700, Mary, Anthony, 
daughter of his uncle Jenico, and died 25 September 17 16, having 
had ilfue by her, who died in 1748, feven daughters, and a fon and 
fucceflbr Jenico, the ie?ith Vifcount, born in 1707, and left under Jenico. 
the guardianftiip of Henry Lord Ferrard ; 9 February 1729 he mar- 
ried Thomazine, eldeft daughter of John Lord Trimlefton, and de- 
ceafmg 31 Odober 1757 at Gormanfton, left iflue by her (who died 
at Liege in the Auftrian Netherlands \6 January 1788; five daughters 
and four fons, viz. Anthony his fucceftbr ; James deceafed ; Je- 
nico and John now living; Catharine; Frances; Bridget; Eliza- 
beth; and Margaret <*. 

Anthony, the eleventh Vifcount , married Henrietta, daughter of Anthony* 
John Robinfon of Denfton-hall in the county of Suftblk, Efq. and 
deceafmg in London 15 December 1786, was interred at Staihmullen, 
leaving iliue by his lady, who fiirvives him, an only fon Jenico, th^ Jexzico, 
ivjclfth Vifcount^ born in 1777, and a ruinor 7, 

^ Signet Oflice. 

2 Rot. pat. de Anno 29 Geo. IL 1*. p. D. R. 48 & i, 

3 Chancery bill. ' Idem. 

5 Articles and Chancery bill. 

^ Lodge, and Liforniationof Konble. John Pf^ft.aiig 

LUDLOW, Earl L U D L O V/. 

Vifcount Preflon of Ardfallagh, and Earl Ludlow in the 
kingdom of Ireland ; for which honours the writ of Privy 
feal bears date at Kensington 19 Auguft ', and the patent 
at Dublin 3 October ^, and hisLor^iibip took his leat as an 
Earl in the Houfe of Peers of Ireland 18 June 1776 ^. In 
June 1753 "^, he married the Lady Frances Saunderfon, 
cldeft daughter of Thomas the third Earl of Scarbrough> 
by Lady Frances Hamilton, fecoiid daughter of George 
Earl of Orkney, and lineally defcended from Anne, 
Duchefs of iixeter, hfter to K. Edward IV. *, and by 
her Ladyfnip has ilTue three fons and four daughters, viz. 


* Which defcent is dius deduced by Sir Ifaac Heard, Garter King 
of Arras, ai.a Francis Townfhend, Eiq. Windfor Herald. The 
Ladj/ Aiim^ filter of K. Edward IV. was eldeft daughter of Richard 
Ruke of York, (by his wife Cecihe, youngeft daughter of Richard 
Nevill, Earl of Weilmorland) -, (he married firft, Henry Holand, 
Duke of Exeter, Earl of Huntington asid Yvery, Adrairal of Eng- 
larxd and Ireland, and Conftable of the Tower of London, from 
whom Ihe was divorced 12 November 1472 -, he died in the follow- 
ing year, and the caufe of his death is uncertain, but froiii his body 
being found on the Kentiih fhore it may be inferred that he perifhed 
by fliipvvreck. The fecond hufband of Lady Anne (Dutchefs of Exe- 
ter) was Sir Thomas St. Leger, or, as written on his tomb, Sellynger, 
Knight of the body to K. Edward IV. with whom {he lived but 
two years, and aying 14 January 1475, was interred in a chantry irj 
the North aile of St, George^s chapel Windfor, where a monument 
was eredled to her memory S, By the Duke Ihe left no iifue, but 
by Sir Thomas ihe had an Q^Xv daiighter Anne^ who married Sir 
George ivJanners, Knt. Lord Roos of H^mlake, and by him was 
mother of Sir Thomas, created Earl of Rutland, anceftor to the 
prefent Duke ''j and feveral other children, amonglt whom was C- 
tharine, wife of Robert Conliable of Ever'ngham in the county of 
York, Knt. attainted 1 Q_.,Mary "^ , (fon and heir to Sir Marina- 
duke alfo of Everingham, who was fecond fon of Sir Marmaduke 
of Fiamburgh in faid county, the thirteenth in lineal defcent from 
Eullace Fitz-John, whole poilerity took their funiame from his of- 
fice of Conftable of CheJter, which accrued to him by his marriage 
with Agnes filler and heir to William, Coniiable of Cheiier, about 
the time of K. Stephen). Barbara^ one of the daughters of this 
marriage became the wife of Sir William of Babthorpe 
and Ofgodley in tlie county of York, Knt. ^, by wfiom fhe had one 
fon, Ralph, and three daughters, viz. Catharine , Margaret (whq 
married Sir Henry Cholmondeley of Rexby in the county of York^ 


Signet Office, and Rot, de Anno 29 Geo. IL D. R. 53. 
- Rot. ut an tea. 3 Lord's Jour^ V. -2. 

4 Purfuant to fetllement 2,3 of chat month. 

5 Sandford's Geneal. Hili. 394. and Dugdale, II. 82c 
<5 Collins's Peerage, I. 429. 

'J Vincent N. iii. p. 173. in Coll. Anns Lond. 
'^ Vifit. Y'orkfrire 1584, idem. College. 

L U D L O W, E A R L L U D L O W. $j^ 

Aur^ulius, Vifcount Preflon, born i January 1753, 

George, born 12 December 1758. 

, born in June 1762. 

Daughter Lady Frances-Maria. 

Ladv Anna-Barbara. 

Lady Harriet, and 

Lady Charlotte '. 

Titles.] Peter Ludlow, Earl Ludlow, Vifcount Pref- 
ton, and Baron Ludlow of Ardfallagh. 

Creations] B. Ludlow of Ardfallagh in the county 
of Meath, 14 November 1 755, 29 Geo. II. and V. Pref 
ton, and E. Ludlow, 19 Augull 1760, 34 Geo. 11. 

Arms.] Firfl; and fourth pearl, a Cheveron between 
three Martms heads crafed, diamond, for Ludlow ; fecond 
and third topaz, on a Chief, diamond, three Crefcents, 
gold, for Prefton. 

Crest.] A lion rampant, diamond, bezantee. 

Supporters.] Two Stags, proper, reguardant. 

Motto.] Spero Infestis, Metuo Secundis 2. 


Knt. a younger fon of Sir Richard, Knt. -5, by hi5 fecond wife Ca- 
tharine, daughter of Henry Clifford, created Earl of Cumberland ' 
in 1525, and widow of John, Lord Scroop, of Bolton) ; and Bar^ 
hara^ the third daughter, who was born about 1586, and became 
the wife of Sir Thomas Belafyfe, Bart, created Lord Fauconberg 
of Yarum, by patent, dated 25 May 1627 ; fhe died in 1632, hav- 
ing had ilTue five daughters and two fons, the eldell of whom, Henry ^ 
born in 1605, ferved in the Britifh parliament for Yorkfhire in 1641, 
and, according to Lord Clarendon, was a firm adherent to the King. 
He died, in the life-time of his father, 20 May 1647 *, leaving ilTue 
by Grace, his wife, daughter and heir to Sir I'homas Barton of 
Smithells in the county of Lancafler, Knt. feven fons and feven 
daughters, of whom Frances, the fourth, married Sir Henry Jones 
of Afton in the county of Oxford, Knt. and by him had an only 
daughter, Frances, married at St. Giles's in the Fields, 17 March 
1684-5 to Richard, the firfl: Earl of Scarbrough, and deceafed 2<j 
November 1737, leaving ilTue by him {^who died 17 December 1721) 
feven fons and four daughters ; Ricfiard Lumley, the fecond, but 
cldeft furviving fon, who fucceeded to the title of Scarbrough, died 
unmarried 29 January 1*7 34, when the title devolved on his next 
brother Thomas, who, purfuant to the will of James Saunderfon, 
Earl of Cailleton, in Ireland, alfumed his furname, and died 15 
March 1752, leaving by Lady Frances Hamilton, fecond daughter 
of George, Earl of Orkney, Vtfho died 30 December 1772, tv.o fons 
and three daughters, of wbona Frances, the fecond daughter, be- 
came, and is now the wife of Peter, Earl Ludlow *. 

* Uifter's Office Dub. and College of Arms Lond. 

~ information of Jofeph Prefton, Efq, 

3 Vifit. Yorkfliire 1584, idem. College. 

*Mo;tiuiuentinCoxvvold church, Yorkfhire. 5 Collins, IV. 135. 138, 


Seats.] Arcl;allagh, in the county of Meath, 22 miles 
from Dublin ; and Great Stoughton in the county of Hunt- 
ington, 66 miles from London. 




X H E family of Carpenter, from which the Earl of 
Tyrconnel derives, is of great antiquity in the county of 
Hereford, and other parts of England ; m 1303 (j^ Edw. 
L)John Carpenter was meriiber of parliament for the bo- 
rough of Lefkard in Cornwall, as two years after was Ste-^ 
phen Le Carpenter for Crediton in the county of Devon ; 
in 1325 (19 Edw. IL) Henry Le Carpenter ferved for th(? 
town of Derby ; and 5 Hen. V. John Carpenter was 
town' clerk of London, for Avhich city 15 Hen. VL he ferv- 
ed in the parliament, held at Cambridge. 

William. William Carpenter of the Holme, or Homme *, Efq. 

his Lordfliip's immediate anceftor, died in the year 1520, 

James, leaving James, bis heir, who was fucceeded in 15^7 by 

John, j^jg Ton John, who m 154c left the eftate to his fon Wil- 

William-ij^j^Tj who enjoyed it ten years, and was then fucceeded 

James, ^y j^jg (qj^ Ja-nes, who died in 1593, leaving a fon of his 

own name, who deceafed in 1599, and was father of 

Thomas. Thomas Carpenter of the Homme, Efq. who died in 1653, 
and had iifue fix fons ; of whom Richard^ the eldeft, fuc- 
ceeded, and was grandfather of Thomas Carpenter, Kfq. 
mentioned in the note, who died in 1733, and left his ef- 
tate to the Lord Carpenter, his fecon- coulin, pafling over 
his firft coufin, Thomas Carpenter of Tillington in coun- 


* A manor in the parifh of Dll wynne, near Weobley in the county 
of Hereford, which, with a confiderable eliate, hath been in this fa- 
mily, and lineally defcended from father to fon for above 400 years : 
it is now enjo^j-ed by the Earl of Tyrconnel, being left to him by 
his coufm, Thomas Carpenter of the Hcnime, Efq. who died 23 
May 1733, ?Pt. 75, haying been fherifF of the faid county in 1720, 
^nd was grandfon of Richard, eldeft fon of Thomas, grandfather of 
ths f.rft Lord Carpenter, 


ty of Hereford, Efq. who 8 December 1738 married the 
daughter of Tyler ^ And Warncomb Carpenter, Warn* 
the (ixth fon of Thomas, marrying Kleanor, daughter of <^oi^b. 
WilHam Taylor of Wythingcon in the fame county, and 
-widow of John Hili, Efqrs. with her had a coniiderable 
jointure, befides 1500I. given him by his father, a large 
patrimony at that time for a youn?"er fon. This enabled 
him to give his children a proper education, and to purfue 
his natural deiire of efpouling the roval cau'.e, to which he 
was zealoufly attached, and by which he was a great fuf- 
ferer, lofing a large ihare of his fortune, and his life in 
defence thereof; tor, being an a6live officer, he was, in 
the heat of the battle of Nafeby 14 June 1645, wounded 
by a mufquet-ball, which went through both his legs, and 
fome years after breaking out afreili, was the occafion of 
}iis death ; and the expence attending it fo reduced his for- 
tune, that he left but a fl.^nder fuppcrt for his wife and fe- 
ven children, of whom a daughter was married to Mr. 
Ifaac Gamier, apothecary in Pall-Mall, London, and by 
him, who died 7 March 1735, had one fon I'homas, (or 
George) apoth cary-general to the army, and to Chelfea- 
colle2;e, (who 20 Auguft 173^, married the daiighter and 

heir of Hopkins, Efq. and died 13 November 1739 ^) 

and four daughters, who bee <;me the wives of John La- 
roche, E<q. member of parliament for Bodmyn Mat- 
thews, Efq. ; Henry Shel ey, E'q. j and Colonel Chicley, 

Georgj', Lord Carpenter, the }'nungefl fon, was born at George, 
Pitchcr's-Ocull in Herefordihire 10 February 1657, and at 1 
a private grammar fchool improved in claffical learning, Baron^ 
he went to London, where he was recommended, both by 
bis own accomplifhments and friends, to be p^ige to the 
Earl of Montagu, in his embaffy to the court of France, in 
1 67 1, being then fourteen years of age. Upon his return 
the next year he rode as a private gentleman in the third 
troop of guards, then confidered as an honourable intro- 
duction into the world, none being admitted but the 
younger fons of the nobility and gentry. Shortly after he 
became quarter-mafter to the Earl of Peterborough's regi- 
ment of horfe, and palTed through the feveral commiilions 
of cornet, lieutenant, captain, and lieutenant-colonel of 
the regiment for thirteen years, until 1685, althoua:h it 
was almoft in continual fervice. In 1693 ^^ married Alice, 
daughter of William, the firfl Vifcount Charlemount, 


8 Lodge's Collea. 2 Idem. 


widow of James Mar^ctfon, E''q. and, by the fale of part 
of her jointure, purchaled the King's own regiment of 
dragoons lo March 1701, for 1800 guineas, which he 
commanded to his death, with courage, condufl:, and 
humanity, as may be fully feen in the feveral hi (lories of 
thofe war?, in wliich he fought. 

At the unfortu-iate Battle of Almanza in 1 707, by his 
prudent condu6t in commanding the rear, and bringing off 
the lad fquadron in the retreat, he pre ferved great part of 
the baggage of the whole army, and n.imbers of the 
wounded men. In the action at Almenara 27 July 171O, 
N. S. he was wounded, as he charged the enemy at the 
head of his fquadron ; and h-d the honour, with the other 
generals, to receive the compliments of Charles 111. King 
of Spain, after Emperor of Germany, for their judicious 
condufit in that engagement ; after which fuccefs that 
King held a granJ council of war at Calataxud, a ftnall 
town in the kingdom of Arragon, wherein general Car- 
penter aififted 5 and being that year with general Stanhope 
in the town of Brihoega, fix leagues from Guadalaxara, 
I^efieged by the French and Spanifh armies, under the 
command of Philip of Spain, and the Duke de Vendofme, 
he was again defnerately wounded * ; and had his advice 
hccn purfued, for all the horfe and dragoons to march out 
of the town, and the foot, with the heavy baggage, to be 
left, where, by cailing up entrenchments and barricadoes, 
they might have held out till they could get fuccour from 
Count Staremberg, the town had certainly been favcd ; 
inftead of which, after the braveii relillance a capitulation 
was figned 9 January 1 7 10, whereby all the troops were 
made prifoners of war, with the lofs of their horfes and 

25 December 1705 he was conftltuted a Brigadier-Ge- 
neral : 15 September 1708 a Major-General ; and i Ja- 
^uary 1709 aLieutenant-Gencral of the army ; being alfo 
appointed 2i November 17 14 of the court martial, to exa- 
mine into the ftate of the army, fettle thefeniority of feve- 
ral regiments, and the ranks and claims of the officers : and 
12 December following was appointed a member of the new 


* Ey a mufquet-bal], which broke part: of his jaw bone, beat out 
all his teeth on one livie, aui lodged icfelf in the root of his tongue, 
where it remained 51 weeks l)ef<^re it was extracted -, during which 
time he futferei the rnoii exquifite pain, and his life was defpiired of, 
being wholly fuppovted by ilquids, as he wasincapible of fvvailcvV- 
iiig any other food^ 


board "f general officers ^ That year he was elected to 
parliaiuent for Whtchcrch in ILmipihire, a borough near 
his ear of Lcngwood ; and 16 July 17 15 appointed envoy 
extraordinary to the co irt of ^ lenna, havin- acquired the 
perlonal efteem of the Emperor by ferving under him in 
Spain ; but juft fetting out on his embafly, the rebellion 
commenced, and he was Tent into the North, where he 
not only prevented the rebels fiom feizing upon Newcaille, 
and marching into Yorkihlre ; but, upon his arrival at Pref- 
ton in Lancafhjrc, 13 November, with three regiments of 
dragoons, where they were inveiled by General Wills, he 
blocked them up more clofely ; cut off both their efcape 
snd fupplies ; obliged them to fend out hoftages, and to 
furrender the next morning at diicretion. 

6 July 1 716 he was conftituted governor of Minorca, 
and commander in chief oi' all the forces in Scotland ; and 
by privy feal, dated at St. James's i May 17 19 and by pa- 
tent the 29 * v/as created Baron Carpenter of Killaghy.-^ 


* The preamble. Cum Viros Artlbus et fapientla Pacis eximlos, 
noftra Decelforumque noltrorum propenfa Benignitas Tltulis et Ho- 
noribuscuniulaverit, xquuna eft uc et Virtus bellica, per quam mul- 
tis retro annis ftetiife videtur Refpublica, fuis ornetxir Pr^niiis. Eo 
precipue Nomine fidelem et diledtum Georgium Carpenter, Armige- 
rum, in exercitibus noftris Locum tenentem Generalem, Proceribus 
hujus Regni annumerahdam duximus ; qui, Tyrocinio in Armis 
pofito, per omnes Militi?egradus, lento mininieque invidiofo decurfu, 
-ad hoc Munus prnE^ cun6libus futiVagrantibufq -, Meritis eve6lus eft. 
Poit exaclam c Britannia Tyrannidem, Reipublicse Partes alacriter 
fecutus, primum in hac ipfa Hibernia vlndicanda, dein in inferiore 
Germania, fub invidlffimo Principe Gulielnio, Miles gnavus induftri- 
ufque meruit. Demum, poft breves infid^ Pacis Inducias, recrude- 
fceute acrius Bello, et in omnem fere Europam pervagante, Hifpani- 
amRerum gerendarum Provinciam fortitus eft ; pr^erat Coplis Bri- 
tannicis Comes Stanhopius, et qui hunc Confiliorum fuorum Partici- 
pem maxime adfcivit, eundem ubi ad manus ventum eft, Adjuto- 
rem ftrenuum feliciter expertus eft. Evocatus in Angliam, eodem. 
in Hibernias legato perlibenter ufus eft, ne quid ejus Culpa detri- 
menti caperet Res Fcederatorum, plane fecurus erat -, enim ut in 
Acie fummoque Difcrimine conftantis fibi Animi, praefentifque Con- 
filii, fic in obeundis Muneris fui negotus, providfE circumfpe<Slaeque 
Diligentise ea vero integritate, prudentia, et ?equabilltate Morum, 
ut et fuos fibi facile devincerer, et Sociorum Duces ipfumque adeo 
Principem mire conciliaret, Fidem ejusatque Induftriam fmgulareni 
experimento Relpublicae longe faluberrim: perfpeximus. Cum enim 
Seditio alibi opportune repreffa, Northumbriam Scotise conterminam 
infedilFet, et in apertam Rabiem erupifiet, Vir egregius ad reftin- 
guendum hoc Incendium juflu noftro advolavit, etquanquam imparl 
Militum numero, Perduelles Novo Caftro, Arce Belli, deftinata, 



5 Colle<^ ut antea. 


In 1722 he was chofen to parliament for the city of Weft- 
minlter, and was as jiligent in his fervice in the fenate, as 
he had before been in the field, on all occafions voting 
from the ftri6te{l principles of honour, and juftice : but 
after feven years conftant attendance, age came upon him, 
and he declined apace ; and having had the misfortune of 
a fall, by which his teeth were loofened on that fide, which 
had not been wounded, he was capable of receiving but 
little nourifhment ; this, together with a gradual decay 
of nature, ended his life 10 February 1731, and his body 
was interred, purfuant to the dire6tions of his will, with 
his Lady, at Owfelbury near Winchefler in Hampfliire (to 
the poor of which pariih, who did not receive alms, he left 
20I.) where a neat monument of white and blue marble was 
cre6ted in January 1732, adorned with his arms, and this 

Here lies the Right Honpurable 
George, Lord Carpenter, 
Colonel of his Majefty's own regiment of dragoons. 
Governor of the liland Minorca, Lieutenant 
General and Com.mander in Chief of his Majefty's 
Forces in North-Britain ^ defcended from an ancient 
Family in Hercfordihirc, and bred in arms; hav- 
ing been 59 years in the army, and paffed thro* all 
Military employs, from a private gentleman in 
The horfe guards, to the rank, in which he died, by 
Slow and gradual promotions, his fervices always 
Preceding his advancement. He ferv'd thro' the 
Whole courfe of the laH: wars of England with 
France, in Ireland, Flanders, and Spain, Y/ith 
Honour and reputation ; was never abfent 
From his poll, when there was any aftion 9 
Or that action vjas expefiied ; and was as 
Remarkable for his great humanity, as for his 


depulit ab Eboracenfi Provincia, in Avla atq^ Montana fubmovit, 
t: Preftona: interciufos, a noftris incrediblli celeritate allecuLus, in 
Ar^tuin magis coeg'it, etad DedltionemcompuiiL : Quo fiido pacata 
Anglla, ad profiigaiidum Scotici tumultus inipetuna multum nio~ 
menti attulit. His de Cauils Virum de nobis, de Britannia, Hiber- 
niaque bene merenteni, at Patricire ';ftius PvCgnl Familire Nuptiaruiu 
yflinitate conjunilum, ut proprium Genti'itiumque Honorem in Pof- 
teros derivare pofTit, Procerum Ordini adfcribixuus, S'.iatls ergo^ 
^'c. Rot. pat. de Anno. 5 Geo. 1, i* p- fc 


Courage and prefence of mind In time of 
Service, and mofl: imminent dzngcr. 

By his prudence, integrity, and cvennefs of 
Temper, during the Spanifh war, he not only 
Gain'd the afFeSions of his countrymen, [)Ut the 
Efteem and regard of the General of the Ai'ies, 
And of the Emperor himfeh' ; to whom he was- 
Appointed Envoy extraordinary and Pleni- 
potentiary in 1715. 

He married Alice, daughter of the Lord 
Charlemount, by whom he left ifTue only one fon^, 
Who erectea this monument to the memory of 
The beft of fathers. 

Obiit 10 Die Februarij, 173 1, JEt^t. 74. 

By his faid Lady, who died at Bath 7 Odober 173 1, 
and was interred at Owfelbury, he had an only Ton, 

George, the fecond Lord Carpenter, who 20 Augufl George, 
1704 was made a Cornet in the firll: regiment of Horfe- 2, 
guards; a Captain 22 December 17 12; Lieutenant-Colo- "'^ron. 
nel of the faid regiment 15 Auguft 17 15, and in May 174S 
firft Lieutenant-Colonel. In 17 14 and 1722 he was cho- 
len to parliament for Morpeth in Northumberland, and in 
1 741 for Weobley in the county of Hereford. In April 1733 
he was admitted of the common council for the province of 
Georgia ; was deputy lieutenant for the county of Mid- 
dlefex, and F. R. S. 26 Auguil 1722 he married Eliza- 
beth, only daughter of David Petty, citizen of London, 
and of Wanfted in Effex, Efq. (who died 18 March 1745, 
and was fon of John Petty of Otford in Kent, Efq.) and 
dying at his houle in Grolvenor Square, London, 12 July 
1749., was buried with his father, leaving ifTae one daugh- 
ter Almeria, born 4 December 1729, and married firft i2 
March 1750 to Sir Charles Wyndham, late Earl of Egre- 
mont : fecondly 8 July 1767, to Count Bruhl, envoy ex- 
traordinary from the court of Saxony ' ; and one fon. 

George, the third Lord Carpenter, born 26 Auguft George, 
1723, was chofen to parliament in 1754 for the borough of i 
Taunton in the county of Somerfet, which he reprefented EarL 
till his death ; and 20 March 1761, his Majefty, by Privy 
Seal at St. James's % and by patent at Dublin i May fol- 
lowing ^, was pleafed to advance him to the dignities of Vif- 


' Pub. Prints. 2 Signet Office. 

* Rot. pat, de Anno i. Geo. HI. 2*. p. D, R. 7. 


count Carlingfc'd and Earl of TjTconnel, in the province 
of Lifter. In March 1747 8 he married Frances, daugh- 
ter and heir to Sir Robeit Clifton * of Clilton in the county 
t Nottingham, Baronet and Knight of the Bath, and 
heirefs to her mother. Lady Frances Coote, only daughter 
of Nanfan, the fecond Earl of Bellamont, and decealing 9 
March 1762 in Grofvenor. Square London, of a gangre- 
nous fore throat : left ilfue, three fons and three daughters, 

/'j\ George, Vlfcount Carlingford. 

/2j Charles, born 3 January 1757, and married 19 May 

1785 to a daughter of Mc Kenzie, Efq. of 


^.^) Henry. 

/j\ Lady Frances, born i April 1749, died 15 May 1750. 

/o) Lady Almeria, born 20 March 1752. 

/^\ Lady Carolina, born 15 Auguft 1753, married 28 

April 1774, to Uvedale Price, of Foxiej , in the Coun- 
ty of Hereford, Efq 2. 
George, George the fecond and prefent Farl of Tvrconnel, was 

^ born 30 June 1750, and married 9 July 1772 to Lady 
Frances Manners, eldell daughter cf John Marquefs of 
Granby, and Mer to Charles lare Duke cf Rutland, ^hav- 
ing no iffue by this Lady, (from vv^hom he was divorced by 
a Britilh a<3: of parliament in 1777, and fhe remarried 
28 October following, with Pliihp, fecnnd fon of David, 
Lord Newark) he married fecondly 3 July 1780, Sarah 
HulTey Delaval, younger daughter of John Lord Delaval * 
and hath a fon, George V ilcount Carlingiord, born 4 Apri^ 

Titles.} George Carpenter, Eail of Tyrconncl, Vif- 
count Carjingford, and Baron Carp :nter of Kdlaghy. 

Creations.] B. Carpenter of K-llao;hv county of 
Kilkenny 29 May 17 19, 5 Geo. L V. C^rlngford in the 
county of Louth, and E. of Tyrconnel in the province of 
Ulfter, I May 1761, i. Geo. III. 

Ar MS.] Paly of fix, pearl and ruby, on a Cheveron, fa- 
phirc, three Croflets, topaz. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a globe in a frame, frold. 

Supporters.] Two Horfes, partie per fciie embattled, 
pearl and ruby. 


* riftcr's Office. Idem. 3 Collins I. 447. 

* See that title. 

RAW DON, Earl of MOIRA. 

Motto] Per Acuta Belli. 

Seats.] Longwood In the county of Southampton, 50 
miles from London. TheKomme in the county of Kere- 
ford, 7 miles from Hereford, and 129 from London, 
and Alhton-under-Hill in the county of Gloucefter, 6 
miles from Tewkfbury, and 100 from London. 

R A W D O N, Earl of MOIRA. 

A HIS noble family of Roydon, Rowden, Raw- ^y 
DEN, Raw DON, is of very great antiquity, as appears 
by many deeds and papers, in the poffeffion of feveral 
gentlemen within the county of York, and particularly by 
the title-deed of their eftpte, granted by William the Con- 
queror ; part of which eftate, with the manfion houfe, the 
Earl flill enjo)s '. The following lines are taken from the 
original deed, mentioned in iVeaver\ Funeral Monuments, 
page 604. 


I William Kyng, the thurd yerc of my reigne. 

Give to the Paulyn Roydon, Hope and Hopetoiune^ 

Wyth all the bounds, both up and downe. 

From heven to Yerth, from yerth to hel. 

For the and thyn, ther to dwel. 

As truly as this king right is myn : 

For a croflebowe and an arrow 

When I fal com to hunt on Yarrow. 

And in token that this thing is footh, 

I bit the whyt wax with my tooth, 

Befor Megg, Maud, and Margery, 

And my thurd fonne Henry. 

Whether the family was fettled in England before the 
conqueft is not abfolutely certain ; but it appears, that Pau- 
iinus de Roydon, to whom the conqueror granted the lands 
of Rawdon, near Leeds, in Yorkfhire, commanded a 
band of archers under him, and was denominated from the 


* MS, Acct, communicated by tha Earl. 

9^ I^ AW DON, Earl of M O I R A. 

town of Pvandon * ; in the mansion houfe whereof, called 
Kawdon-hall, are I'everal pari:icu]ars, that have a peculiar 
air of antiquity -f, and befpeak the dignity and worth of 
the owners: and at two inilvrs diflance ftood the famous 
abbey of Kirkllall, tiie burial-place of the family, to which, 
as is evident by many deeds, they were great benefaQors *. 
Thor. Tothe faid Paulin de Roydon, fucceeded Thor, hisfon; 
Serlo. the father of Serlo de Rowdon, living in the time of K. 
Adam. Stephen, whofc (on Adam lived in the time of Richard 1. 
Michael, gj-^^l was father of Michael de Rawden, who flourifhed and 
died in the reign of Henry III. leaving, for his fucceflbr, 
Simon. Simon de Rowden, the father of Matthew, living in the 
Matthew, reign of Edward I. ^ ; whofe Ton Richard was father of John 
Richard, ^^ Rowden, who appears by deeds, in the pcffeffion of the 
John, family, to have lived in 1 1 and 17 of Edward 11. 7 and 23 
Michael, of Edward IIL and to have left the eftate to his fon Mi- 
chael, living in the fasiie reigns, who married Mary, 
daughter of Francis Alwoldy, Aldwoldley, (rather Aid- 
Michael, woodley) of Aldwoodiey in Yorkfnire^ and had ilTue Mi- 
chael de Rowden, living 50 Edvv. Hi. whofe v/ife was Elea- 
nor, daughter of Scot of Scots-hall near Leeds, 

Thomas, 1^^ ^y ^vhom he was father of Thomas de Rowden, who 

married the daughter of Sir Simon de "Ward, and had iiTue 

John. John, his ^ucceffor, mentioned in deeds of 50 Edw. III. 

II and 15 Rich. II. who by Aliva (or Alice) daughter and 

John, heir of Follefait, Efq. had John, his heir, living 4 


* Mr. Thorefby in his Klftory of Leeds and parts adjacent, gives 
a pedigree of the family, with this procemiura. " Near iniio A't"W 
** Lathes bridge, the parifh of Leedes is bounded with Rawden; 
** which place gave najiie to a race of gentlemen, among whom Sir 
" George Rawdon was fo deferveJly famous for repulfiiig the Irifh, 
*' Anno 1641, that his extraordinary merit claims a memorial here, 
*' though the plate be within the pari{h of Guifeley." 

"L Among which (as we read in the Supplement to Collins'sEng- 
lifh Peerage, under the title Raw dots) " are the figures of 
" bears chained to the trunks of trees, to njohich th>' Jupporters p/cd 
'* by Lord Raivdon aHude." From the authority of cbe Countefs of 
Moira, we are here enabled to corredt this error Theje Ju'pporters 
pre the bears and ragged Haves, which vvere borne as fupporiers by 
Richard Nevil, E.irl of Warwick, termed I'he King-maker, of 
whom the Earl of Huntingdon being his heir general, through the. 
Duke of Clarence's marriage w'uh that Lord's daughter, he granted 
permiffion to his nephew, Lord Rawdon, to bear them. (Editor.) 

' MS. ut antea. 

2 Ex Autograph. Chartarum antlq, Abbathins de Klrkftal penes 
Johannes Stanhope Arm. 

^ Ex Carrular.a Prioratusde Eolton in Craven penes "V^'m. Ingleby 
de Ripley, Bart, Fol. 118. 144. 146, 


Edw. IV, and 29 Hen. VI. "who married the daughter of 

Arthington of Arthington m Yorklhire, Efq. and was 

fucceeded by his Ton John, living 16 Henry VII. and i 
Henry VIII. He married the daughter of Robert Thorn- 
ton of Denby, Efq. and had two fons ; John, living at 
Rawdon-hall, 8 Hen. \ III. and Ralph, whofe Ton Ralph, 
by Jane, daughter of John Brice of Stillington in York- 
fhire, Gent, had three fons ; Laurence, alderman of the 
city of York, who married Margery, daughter of Nicholas 
Barton, Efq. and died in 1626 ; Robert, a citizen of Lon- 
don, died in 1644 ; and Sir Marmaduke Rawdon *. 
VoL.IIL H John 

* Sir Marmaduke being an honour to the family, -we fhall here give 
an account of his life. He was baptized at Brandlbie 20 March 1582, 
and at the age of lixteen came to London with his elder brother 
Laurence, who placed him with a merchant, Daniel Hall, who fent 
him as his fador to Bourdeaux. About 16 10 he returned to England, 
and fettling in London, was ele6led a common councilman and 
mafter of , the cloth workers company, to whofe hall, which was con- 
fumed in the fire of London 1666, he was a great benefadlor. In 
1617 he was captain of the city militia ; was treafurer and manager 
for the French merchants, and employed before the council in the 
reign of James I. and Charles I. from both which Princes he receiv- 
ed great favours, and had frequent private conferences on national 
affairs with K. James, who often in his return from Royiton called 
at his houfe at Hodefdon. He was in no lefs efleem with that great 
favourite the Duke of Buckingham, who would often take him from 
the council board in his coach to his houfe in York-buildings and ad- 
vife with him two or three hours together. He was one of the firft 
that fitted out a fhip for the North Weft paifage ; he was likewife 
one of thefiril that planted in Barbadoes, where he expended above 
io,oool. from which he never received any benefit although others 
did. He was a great adventurer for Spain, France, the Canary 
If lands, and Turkey ; to the Wefl Indies and feveral other parts of 
the v.'orld. In 1627 he ferved in parliament for Aldborough, in the 
county of Suffolk, and in 1639 "^^^ chofen Alderman of London, 
but paid his fine ; about the fame time he was made one of the city 
Lieutenant Colonels which he held, till perceiving the city inclined tc 
the parliament, he laid down his commiffion, whereupon being fuf- 
peCled and fufpeCling them, he withdrew to Hodefdon in the county 
of Hertford, where he had built a houfe, and fettled his affairs. 

Mr. Rawdon's affedion to the King was too notorious for him to 
expeft quarter, therefore in March 1643 he went to Oxford and of- 
fered his fervice to the King, divers citizens having followed him, 
among whom was the famous herbaliff Johnfon, who was killed in 
thefe wars. After a month's ffay at Oxford, at his ovv'n charge he 
raifed a regiment of foot and a troop of horfe, and was appointed 
governor of Baiing-houfe in Hamplhire, where he was beiieged by 
Sir William Waller, whom he forced to raile the liege, but Sir Wil- 
liam to recover his diftionour returned the November following with 
8000 horfe and foot. He fat down before it on Sundav morning 
finging pfalms, and on Monday 6 November began the alfault with 



RAW DON, Eaiil of MOIRA. 

John. John, who fuccceded at Rawdon-hall, married the 
daughter of Bryan Bradford of Stanley near Wakefield, 


great and fmall (hot, very furloufiy, till ten o'clock at night, and 
that afternoon the enemy having poilelfed tliemfelves of the Grange 
conlitting of about twenty houles that were near the outworks of th 
garrifon, Colonel Rawdon commanded them to befet on fire, which 
was executed by his Lieutenant Colonel the aforefaid Johnfon, 
where thev killed and burned about three hundred of Waller's men 
and wounded about five-hundred more, took from them above one- 
hundred mufkets, two brafs cannon, fkaling ladders, &:c, after this 
attack the befieged had a refpite for five days, but the Sunday after 
another ftorm being refolved on. Colonel Rawdon caufed his men to 
be ready and to keep clofe till the enemy came up to the gates, where 
he had fome drakes ready loaden with cafe-fhot, and when they came 
he caufed the gates to be iuddenly opened and firing his drakes his 
men fell upon and completely routed them. In this a(ftion they kill- 
ed near three thoufand men-, among Waller's foldiers was the Lon- 
^ don green regiment formerly commanded by Colonel Rawdon, and 

many of them it is reported delerted from Waller, 'and could not be 
perfuaded to fight againft the colonel, who had not in his garrifon at 
that time above five hundred fighting men, but they were chofen, and 
in this atlion tw'o only were killed and about twelve wounded. Hav- 
ing expended all their ball they were forced to make ufe of the lead 
of the turrets, which the Marchionefs of Winchefter and her maids 
caft into ball while the men defended the works. Of the fuccefs of 
this day's attion the Colonel fent an exprefs to the King at Oxford, 
%vho commanded a perfonal account from the Colonel, and in a few 
days he attended, killed the King's hand, and was received with this 
welcome. *' My honeft citizen, I give you thanks for the good fer- 
*' vice you have done me," and knighted him with his own fword, 
faying, " this fword hath got you honour and Ihall give it you." 
After this he was befieged by Lord Fairfax and others twice or thrice, 
but with no better fuccefs than Waller : one of thefe fieges lafted 25 
weeks, in w^hich the befieged fuifered very much for want of provi- 
fions ; infomuch that the Marquefs of Winchefter (whofe it was) 
liad thoughts of furrendering, but Sir Marmaduke faid to him. 
My Lord, you have in the houfe good llore of fack and good to- 
bacco, pray let me have fome of it for my foldiers, and you may 
be confident with the grace of God as long as there is ever art 
horfe, dog, cat, rat, or any thing eatable, I will never de- 
" liver up the garrifon j" eventually he was as good as his word, and 
kept the garrifon till the King fent Sir John Gage to relieve him. 
"Notwithftanding all thefe good fervices, the Marquefs not liking any 
governor in his houfe but himfelf, he being a papift and Sir Marma- 
duke a proteltant, had him removed, which coll the Marquefs the 
iofs of his houfe, it being taken by the parliament forces and razed 
to the ground. As it was chiefly through the Queen's means that Sii? 
Marmaduke loft his place, the King as a compenfation made hira 
governor of Weymouth and Melcomb-Regis, but within three days 
news w as brought that Weymouth was retaken by the enemy. Ac 
length the King fent for Sir George Lifle, who was governor of Far- 
rlngdon in the county of Berks, and requelled he would give that 
jgairifon to Colonel Rawdon ; Siif George fworc he vrould give it to 




RAWDON, EarlofMOIRA. 99 

Efq. and had ifTue Michael, his heir ; and Mary, mar- 
ried to Richard Rookes of Rodefhali in Yorkfhirw. Mi- MichasI, 

H 2 chael 

him as foon as to any man in England, becaufe he was fure he would 
keep it. Going to take pofl'efiTion of Farringdon he was waylaid by 
an ambufcade of 1500 men but difcovering it by two prifoners taken 
by his fcouts, the enemy was difappointed. While he vvas in com- 
mand here the King being worfted m the North the parliament drew 
their forces within the contribution of Farringdon, firft to ftraitea 
them and then by degrees to befuge them. General Fairfax march- 
ing to the Weft tok in Highworth, and at the fame time fent fum- 
mons to Farringdon, which had been befieged by Colonel Pudfey 
and others many months before ; to this fummons Sir Marmaduke 
replied fo tartly that Fairfax would not venture to ftorm the ^arri- 
fon. After the enemy were frelh fupplied with new forces and had 
fortified themfelves at the Weft end of the town, with a ftrong half- 
moon, &c. Sir Marmaduke drove them from the neighbourhood, 
feveral times routed them and bravely defended his poft till his death, 
which happened there 28 April 1646, aged 64 years. In 1645 he 
was chofen high fheriff of the county of Hertford, but his zeal for the 
ellablifhed church and unftiaken fidelity to the crown, having ren- 
dered him odious to thofe in power, his family was plundered and 
his eftate expofed to fale. 

He was a benefador to the church of All-Hallows-Barking, Lon- 
don, to Clothworker's-hall, to the church of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, 
and to the town of Hodefdon, in the county of Hertford, ereding for 
the ufe of the inhabitants a freeftone conduit in the centre of the 
town, reprefenting the figure of the Samaritan woman, with a 
pitcher under her arm pouring out water; healfo repaired the chapel 
of that town, and was a benefador to the Town-houfe, in the win- 
dows of moft of which places his arms were put up. He was buried 
in the church at Farringdon ; and having married in i5ii, Eliza- 
beth, fole daughter and heir to Thomas Thorowgood of Hodefdon 
iiforefaid, Efq. who brought him io,oool. he had ilfue by her ten fonst 
and fix daughters , of his eldeft fon Thomas hereafter ; his third foa 
Marmaduke was brought up at Cambridge, and was a fellow-com- 
moner of Jefus College, where having ftaid two years, in 1635 his 
father fent him to Mr. Marmaduke Rawdon in the Canary Iflands^ 
from whence he returned to England, afterwards to France, and 
again to the Canaries. In the time of the civil wars he was in the 
royal intereft, and on the King's death travelled into feveral coun-> 
tries, and followed the profeflion of a merchant. Bevil, his eighth 
fon, was bred a merchant; Robert, the ninth, died in the Canaries 
unmarried ; and the other fons died young. 

Thomas the eldeft fon was born 20 March 1611-12, and at ten years 
old was fent to Bourdeaux ; upon the Earl of Briftol's arrival there 
from Madrid, he accompanied him back to England, and contracted 
a friendfhip with Lord George Djgby, which continued till their 
deaths. In 1624 he was admitted a fellow-commoner of Trinity Col- 
lege Cambridge. In 1630 his father fent him to Oporto, where, and 
at LiftDon, he infpefted his father's fadories ; and in 1638 he returned 
to England through Spain. Upon the breaking out of the civil war 
his father left bim at Hodefdon, according to the policy of the 
age, thinking that not ading againft the parliament would preferve 


100 RAW DON, Earl of M O I R A* 

chael Rawdon, Efq. m^irried Elizabeth, daughter of Per- 
cival Thornton of Tyerfall, Efq. by whom he had a daugh- 

the eftate, hut three month .^ after his father's departure he left his 
mother, wife and family, with his brother-in-law Lieutenant-Co- 
lonel Forfter, and followed his father to Oxford, where he was im- 
mediately made Captain of a troop of horfe, by commilfion dated 
lo July 1643 ; lie was made Lieutenant of the Cuirafliers by Prince 
Rupert 25 Oclober following; 7 October 1644. ^^^ ^^as made a Co- 
lonel of horfe , was at the fight of Charlton or Cherry-down in 
Hamp{hire, where Lord John Stuar^, Brother to the Duke of 
Lenox, was flain, and the Colonel made an honourable retreat 
bringing up the rere. In this battle his fcarfw^as fhot from his 
neck, his horfe wounded, but himfelf unhurt. He was in both the 
iights at New^berry, in the firft of which he had one horfe killed, and 
in the fecond his buff coat was fhot through near his belly, but the 
bullet being deadened lay between his fliirt and doublet unknown 
to him till he pulled off his cloath?:. 15 May 1644 he had letters of 
fafe conduCl, and was fent the King's agent to Portugal; upon his 
return the King of Portugal prefented hirn with a fhip, and gave 
him leave to lade her with fait petre, which was the chief occafion 
of his coming. He returned to England by the way of Ireland, and 
landing at Padftow in Cornwall, waited on the King at Oxford to 
give him the Portuguefe anfvvers, and an account of what had paiTed; 
he kiifed the King's hand, and was fent to relieve his father at 
Bahng. In May 1645, by letters patent he w^as made conful in all 
Portugal, and the Ifles belonging to it, worth 1500I. per annum, 
but he never enjoyed the place, another having improperly obtained 
the broad feal for it. While the King was at Holmfby he followed 
his royal perfon as near as he could ; he waited upon the King at the 
treaty of the Ifle of Wight, and was continually employed by his 
Majefly in meflages between him and his friends in London, which 
would have cofl him. his life had he been difcovered. Having (laid 
wit:h the King as long as he was able, he retired to Hodefdon, whence 
feeing himfelf fequeftered and in danger, he fled to Teneriff, the 
chief of the Canary Iflands, to his brother and kinfman the two 
Marmaduke Rawdons. After two years flay at the Canaries he failed 
for Barbadoes, and there recovered Rawdon's Plantation and Flfher's 
Pond, part of the efiate of liis father, which had been detained by 
Captain Hoddip, formerly fervant to Sir Marmaduke ; and fettling 
here he fent for his wife. In 1658 he went with merchandize to Leg- 
horn, from thence he travelled to Rome, Venice and other Italian 
cities, and returned for Barbadoes, but in his paifage his men were 
"betrayed in Barbary putting in for frefh water, and himfelf made 
prifoner by the Spaniards of Majorca, and carried on board the 
Admiral of Spain, who, in retaliation of a fhip of theirs taken by 
one of Cromwell's frigates, and their men maffacred therein, they 
intended to facrifice the Colonel by (hooting him, but he reprefent- 
ing that he was as much Cromwell's enemy as they, having always 
fought againfl him, they were appeafed, and fet him afhore at the 
Srreights mouth, whence he had fixty miles to go pennylefs and al- 
moin llript to Cadiz. In 1662, after the retloration, he fold part of 
Ms eifedis in Barbadoes, and returned with his family to England : 
Jiis old fjciend the- Earl of Briftol introduced him at court, and told 


RAW DON, Earl OF MOIRA. loi 

ter Anne> Wife to Mr. Stephen Paflewe ; and a Ton George George. 
Rawdon, Efq. ,who married Anne, younger daughter and 
coheir to John Beckwith of Scough, Efq. and had iflue 
five fons and three daughters ; Francis ; Richard ; To- 
bias ; Walter ; Jofeph ; Alice ; Dorothy ; and Anne. 
Francis Rawdon of Rawdon-hall, Efq. married Dorothy, Francis, 
daughter of WilHam Aldbrough of Aldbrough, Efq. by his 
wife Anne, daughter of Arthur Kaye of Woodfome in 
Yorkfliire, Efq. and had ifTue an only fon. Sir George 
Rawdon, Bart, and five daughters ; Anne, married to 
John Stanhope of Horsforth, Efq. ; Ehzabeth, to Rev. 
Phihp Tandy, Vicar of Glanavy ; Mary, to John Dun- 
bar, Gent, (by whom Ihe had a fon George) ; Mercy ; 
and Prifcilla, who died unmarried. 

Sir George Rawdon, the only fon, was born at Rawdon Sir 
in the year 1604, and his father obferving in him a great George, 

inclination ^ 


K. Charles II. of his and his father's fervices ; he kifled the King's 
hand and was promifed favours, but never received any. After 
two years he retired to Hodefdon, having made one more voyage to 
Barbadoes, to procure the money of the plantation he had fold. He 
died of a fever at Hodefdon 30 July 1666, and was buried at Brox- 
borne under a marble ftone with this infcription : 

Hie jacet Thomas Rawdon, Marmaduci Rawdon 
Equites Aurati, filius, natu maximus, Yir Vitee integer, 
Conjugis memor, a rege Carolo beatiflimae memorise, 
Regi Lufitanis legatus, pro rege Carolo contra 
Rebelles, prxfedus, quo vitam tarn bello quam 
Pace, Rege, Ecclefia, Conjuge, &. Amicis, optime 
Meritus, fepultus fuit, sodieAugufti, A. D. 1666, 
jEtat 54, Matrimonii 25, reliquit fuperflltes tres 
Filios Marmaducum, Thomam, ^ Georgium, & 
d-uas filias, Elizabetham, & Magdalenam. 

Parce tamen Lachrimis, fat plorat iiebills uxor, 
Conjugis in moeftos fuificit ilia rogos. 

22 April 1642 he married Magdalen, then aged 15 years, daughter 
of Randolph Crew of Hatham-Earne in the county of Kent, Efq. 
by her he had feveral children, of whom Elizabeth, hiseldell daugh- 
ter married Chriiiopher Sparke of the Inner-Temple, Gent. 

Marmaduke Rawdon, Efq. his eldeft fon fucceeded him at 
Hodefdon, and had ilfue by his wife Hefter, daughter of Mr. Cor- 
felis a merchant, Charles, who died young' Marmaduke; and three 
daughters-, Magdalen, married to George Lyfons of Gray's-lnn, 
Efq. ; Hefther , and Elizabeth married to Samuel Bagnal of Lon- 
don, merchant : Marmaduke, his eldeil fon and heir married Do- 
rothy, daughter of John Freeman of Colchefter in the county of 
JiiVex, Gent, and left iifue. <^Eng. Baronettage^ edit. 1741, 111.^6^.) 

!t RAW DON, Earl or MOIRA. 

inclination to an adive life, brousjht him into the court of 
K. Charles 1. where his early abilities recommended him 
to the pod of Secretary to Edward, Lord Conway, princi- 
pal Secretary of State, with whom he continued to his 
death. In 1625 he was employed in carrying over to the 
Hague a great charge of plate and jewels of the crown, to 
raifc lOOjOOOl. when that great .treaty of union was tranf- 
acted by the King (by his E -nbaiTadors there, the Duke of 
Buckingham, and Earl of Holland) and the EmbafTadors 
from Sweden, Denmark, and the prcteflant Princes of 
Germany ; which ium was pnid towards the German war, 
and the reftitution of the Palatinate *. 

In the parliament of 1639 he was member for Belfad * j 
and in 1641, when the rebellion broke out in Ireland^ 
"where he had acquired a very confidcrable intcreft, being 
then in London, he hadencd over, by way of Scotland^ 
with fome few friends ; and 26 November landing in the 
province of Ulfter, arriyed the next night at Lifnegarvy 
(now called Lifburne), where he 'found five companies of 
foot, and a troop of horfe, m^de up of the neighbouring 
Bntiih inhabitants, not half armed (who, having been 
barbarously plundered by the Irilh, had fled thither) and 
the Lord Conway's troop^ drawn up together in the Mar- 
ket-place, expecting hourly to be attacked by the rebels, 
who, to the number of 8000 ftrong, under the command 
of Sir Phelim O Neile, lay that night at Rrookhill, three 
miles diftant ^. Accordin>?ly, thz next day, ihey fell on 
that fmall party, in that open town, but were received 
"with fo much bravery and refolution, that they were often 
repulfed, with great lofs : however, they continued their 
aOault till night, by which means it pleafed God to give 
that handful of men ^ miraculous delivery, by a compleat 
victory, under the command of Mr. Rawdon ; although the 
enemy, during the'a6tion, fired and burned mod part of the 
town. Fifteen hundred of them were found flain in the flreets 
and adjoining fields, with the lofs of not above 40 of the pro- 
teftants ; but many were wounded, imong whom, Mr. Raw- 
don wasfnot in his right hand, and had two horfes killed un- 
der him. Such was his valour and condu6t, and fo much were 
the men animated by his prefcnce, that to him was owing 
the firft check the rebels met with in that province ; in re- 
venge whereof, the next day in their retreat, they burned his 


I MS. ut antea. 2 Commons Journals. * MS. ut antea^ 

RAWPON, Earl of MOIRA. 103 

Isne new houfe at Brookhill, and plundered to the value of 
2OO0l. of his goods and plate. 

Mr. Rawdon continued in the army, and ferved with 
good fuccefs in many marches, within the provinces of 
Ulfter, Leinfter, and Conaught ; in taking feveral towns 
and garrifons ; in relieving and preferving many hun- 
dred proteftants, that were prifoners ; and continued 
to perform many extraordinary fervices, in the qualities of 
Serjeant-Major and Major of the horfe ; having the con- 
ftant command of all the cavalry in Ulfter, in the field, 
conlifting of twenty-one troops, and being the only field- 
officer of horfe, attending the fervice in that province, un- 
til the Irilh were totally fubdued. 

After the death of K. Charles I. though General Monck 
(who was his intimate friend) importuned hira to take a 
regiment of horfe, to ferve in Scotland, yet, obfervingthe 
iniquity of thofe times, he chofe rather to lead a private 
iife, and wait for the refloration of the royal family, which 
he was very inftrumental in promoting ; for, fome time 
before that event, he repaired to General Monck in Scot- 
land, with whom he had all along kept a private corref- 
pondence, and was one of the few he let into the fecret of 
his defigns, who defired him, at his return into Ireland, to 
found the affections of the people towards the King. For 
which purpofe he promoted the calling a convention of 
the nobles and gentry ; and was employed into England, 
with affurance of their fidelity, and that the army 
there was at his Majefty's difpofal ; which intelligence 
was tranfmitted to Breda, where the King and courf: 
then refided *. 

Upon the refloration, he was commiflioned one of the 
principal agents for Ireland, to attend the King, and re- 
ceived his Majefty's diredions from Whitehall, 13 Dec. 
1660, to have the command of a troop of horfe, which was 
accordingly given him 20 March 1 66 1 ^ ; being Ihortly after 
deputed Governor of Carrickfergus, the county of Antrim, 
and the adjacent parts, in the abfence of the Earl of Do- 
negall, where he conduced affairs very much to his own 
reputation, and the King's fervice 3. On 19 March 1660 
(being then Serjeant -Major) he was appointed one of the 
jcommiflioners for executing his Majefty's declaration for 


f M,S. ut antea. ? Rot. Cane. 3 MS. m ant^. 

104 RAW DON, Earl of MOIRA. 

the fettlemcnt of Ireland, and fatisfaftlon of the feveral 
inte^eft^ of adventurers, foldiers, and others *, for whom 
he became a truftee, z6 06tober 1675, in pafling divers 
lands under the ads of fettlement *. In the parUament of 


* On 10 Auguft 1666 he had a grant, under the f aid afts, of dl- 
rers lands in the counties of Downe, Dublin, Louth, and Meath; 
and 29 riay 1671, towards the fatisfadlicn of his arrears as a com- 
inilTioned officer, for fervice done before 5 June 1640, and for the 
funi of 200I. he palfed patent of half the town of Glafij^arieighter, 
alias Glaifcarbegg, Seafine, Dromleigh, and feveral other lands, 
containing above 2078 acres, in the. barony of Upper-Iveagh, and 

county of Downe. And vv'hereas (as the patent recites, bearing 

date 21 March 1681) K. James I. out of his great defire and care 
to plant the province of Uliier, was gracioufly pieafed, in the eighth 
year of his reign, to grant letters patent, under the great feal of 
Ireland, for the paffmg of all the lands lying Vvithin the country, 
then commonly known by the name of Iveagh, and for the divid- 
ing, fettling, and planting thereofj to feveral freeholders of the Irifh 
Tiation, in hopes the faid lands might thereby be manured, and bet- 
ter inh=ibited ; and did, among other grants,pafs by letters patent, 
"bearing date 26 February the fame year, fourteen feffioaghs, or half 
towns, within the territory of Moyra, in the country of Iveagh, to 
Murtagh Mac-Terlagh O Lavery of Moyra : but notwithflandin,^ 
that he, and his grandfon H\igh O Lavery enjoyed the lame, yet 
neither of them made any confiderable plantation thereupon ; and in 
1639 tlugh conveyed a great part thereof to feveral perfons, and in 
1641 forfeited, the reft by rebellion, which by the commillioners of 
claims for fatisfadhon of arrears of pay to officers and foldiers, were 
fold (as above) to Sir George Rawdon ; who being a perfon, that 
had performed very loyal and acceptable fervices to the crown, and 
bad beilowed much coft and pains to improve and plant the faid 
lands, had built a market-town thereupon at Moyra, which was in- 
habited with conformaple protekants, and having been decreed to, 
and purchafed many other lands, they were ereded, at his fuit, into 
the naanor of Moyra 5 where lie had obtained a licence, 7 July 1669, 
to hold a Thurfday market, and fo).ir yearly fairs, on the Thurfdays 
in Eailer-week, after 24. June, after i Auguil, and after 29 Septem- 

"ber. And whereas he had purchafed divers towns and lands in 

the territory, or barony of Kinelearty, within the faid county, and 
for that fome of thofe lands were mountainous, and others much en- 
cumbered with rocks, underwoods, and bogs, whereby the Iriih in 
the rebellion, and thieves and tories did, in former times, frequent- 
ly harbour there ; and that of lat^ thole lands, by his care and coft, 
were become well inhabited and planted, he having built two mills 
there, put the parllli church in repair, erei^ted a confiderable town, 
and in the midale thereof had fet out a large market-place, which 
was paved, and made fit for markets and fairs to be kept there, and 
which new built town was fituate in the very centre of the county 5 
the King therefore created the premilles into the manor of Kinelear- 
tfp with a clemcfne of 1000 acres, libercy to impark the like cjuan- 


^ Rot. Cauc, 

RAW DON, Earl OF MO IRA. 105 

1661 he was member for Carlingford ; for his diflin- 
guifhed merit, was honoured with a feat at the Coun- 
cil Board ; and by patent *, dated at Weftminfler 20 May 
1665, was created a Baronet of England, being denomina- ' . 

ted of Moira in the county of Down, which continues 
the Manfion houfe cf the family, and is a very noble 
feat. As he had the ftrongcft difpofition to be as ufeful 
as poflible to his country ; fo he had an ample fortune, 
which enabled him to fbew it, whereby he gained the 
greater*- refpe6t and efteem. He died in Auguil 1684, iix 
the 80 year of his age, and was buried with great 
magnmc-nce at Lifburne '. 

He lived a iingle life till his ^S y^ar, at which time 
he married Urfula, daughter of Sir Francis Stafford of 
Bradney in Salop, of Glafpiffell in the county of Louth, 
and of Pcrtglenone in the county of Antrim (who ferved 
in Ireiand with great reputation, in the reign of Q^ Eliza- 
beth and after, and died Governor of the garrifon of 
Newry), and widow of Francis Hill of Hill-hall and 
Caflle-Eagle in t|ie county of Downe, Efq. who had a 
very great jointure, and by her he had an only fon Fran- 
cis, who died within the year of his birth, as did his mo- 
ther foon after, by a confumption, at Brookhill, aged 30 
years 2. For fourteen years following, and until the wars 
ended, he continued a widower, after which going to 
England, he married^ in September 1654, Dorothy f, 


tity ; to keep courts ; appohit fenefclials; hold a Thurfday market, 
and two fairs at the town of Ballinehinch, on l February, and 29 
June, to continue three days each, and many other privileges. 

* The preamble. Erigimus et creamus diledlum noftru-ii Georgi- 
um Rawdon de Moira, in Coraitatu noliro Downe, in regno noitro 
Hibernlas, Armigerum, Virum Familia, Patrimonio, Cenfu, et Mo- 
rum probitate fpedatififimum ; qui nobis auxiiium et fubfidium fatis 
amplum, generoio et liberali animo, non folum dedit et pri^fiitit, ad 
maintencndum et fupportandum triginta Viros in Cohortibus noftris 
pedeftribus, in di6io Regno noilro Hiberniae, per tres annos integros, 
pro defenfione di&i Regni noftri, et prascipue pro fecuritate Planta- 
tionis d'lti^. ProvincifP Ultonise ; verum etiam acerrimum fe Patriae, 
Coronas et Dignitati nofir?e, prgefertim ad obfidionem Civitatis noftrac 
Dublin, in di6to Regno noftro Hiberni?e, tentam, DefenfioHem. 
prsebait ad et in Dignitatem ftatum et Gradum Baronetti, Anglice, 
of a Baronet, ipfumque Georgium R awdon Baronettum, pro nobles 
heredibus et luccefforibus noftris praefecirnus, conftkuimus et crea- 
mus per prsefentes 3. 

'Y She was a perfon of great modefty, prudence, and piety, highly 
efteemed of all that knew her , very charitable to the poor, and a 

* MS. ut antea. Idem. 

f Rot. pat. de 18 Car. II, ^S p. f. R. 8, 

to5 RAW DON, Earl of M O I R A. 

eldefl ^daughter of Edward, Vifcount Conway, Marcfchal 
of Ireland, and by her, who died in 1676, had fcven fons 
and three daughters, all born at Lifburn, of whom the 
furvivors of their infancy were * 
(i) Edward, born in 1655 *. 

(2) John, in 1656; both killed in France, treading the mi- 
litary fteps of their father, the former in 1676, and the 
latter the year after 3. 

(3) Sir Arthur, who fuccceded to the title and eftate. 

(1) Daughter Mary, born in 1661, was married, in O<5lo- 

ber 1678, to Arthur, Earl of Granard ^. 

1^2) Dorothy, born in 1667 ' , died unmarried, 12 April 

1737, and was buried in St. George's chapel^ Dublin. 

(3) Briliana, born in 1668, died a maiden, and was buried 

II October 1712, at St. Mary's, Dublin *. 

Sir Sir Arthur Kawdon, the fecond Baronet, born 17 0tor 

Arthur, ber 1662, being of a tender confcitution, was fent to 
2 France very young, by his uncle Edward, Earl Conway, 
Baronet, (who educated him both there and in England, with great 
care) where he recovered his health ; and by his travel? 
and obfervations abroad, confirmed in himfelf a greater 
value for the eftabliihment at home, in church and ftate, 
"which he teflified by his courage anda<5tivity at the revolu- 
tion, in 1689, when he fpared no expence, or hazard, 
for the fupport of the proteftant intercft ^- He was Cap- 
tain of a troop of horfe in his father's life-time; and, after 
his deceafe, when the protcrtants of the North were ob- 
liged to unite, for their common fafety, againil: the at- 
tacks made upon their liberties and lives by K. James, he 
was appointed to the command of a regiment of dragoons 
within the county of Down, where he had the greateft 
intereft and influence of any perfon in his country, having 
reprefented that county in parliament ^ ;' and for his very 
extraordinary fervices during thofe troubles (which are ful- 
ly fet forth in the hiftories of thofe times) became fo ob- 

tender mother of her children, whofe education {he too]< great care 
cf. She brought Sir George a very great fortune, which was paid 
him by her brother Edward, Earl Conway, and, in her right, 
the Earl of Moira hath a claim to the Englifh barony of Conway, 
to which ber flither was advanced in 1628 (4 Car. I.) by writ of 
fumrnons to parliarr.ent, and directed heredibus fuis. 

*To Dorothy and Briliana their uncle Edward, Earl Conway, be?- 
queathed 2000I. a piece by his will dated 9 Augult 1683. Lodge. 

'MS. utantea. ^Idem. 3 idem, 4 See that title, 
f MS. Idem. ^ Commons Jour. 

RAW DON, Earl of M O I R A. 107 

noxious to K. James's government, that he was exempted 
from mercy, or the King's favour, by Tyrconnel's procla- 
mation 7 March 1688-9, ^' in regard (as it is therein ex- 
prelTed) he had been one of the principal adors o{ the 
* rebellion, and one of thofe who advifed and fomented 
< the lame^ and inveigled others to be involved therein." 
He was ahb attainted by that King's parliament, and had 
his eftate of 2200I. a year fequeftered *. The continual 
fatigue he underwent in defence of his country caft him 
into a dangerous illnefs, forced him afterwards to leave 
the kingdom, and haftened his death, which happened 17 
Odober 1695, the day that compleated the '^^'^ year of his 

He married Helena, daughter and heir to Sir James 
Graham, Knt. third and youngeft ion ot William, Earl 
of Menteth and Airth in Scotland, and by her *, who died 
17 March 1709, set. 47 ^, and was buried at St. Andrew's, 
Dublin (the parilh in which fhe deceafed) had two fons and 
two daughters ; Edward and Dorothy, who both died 
young; Sir John, his fucceffor ; andlfabella, married in 
March 17 18-19 to Sir Richard Levinge of Parwich in 
Derbyfhire, and of Mull Jea (now called High-Park) in 
the county ofWeftmeath, Bart, member of parliament for 
Blelinton, and died 2 November 1731, leaving no ifTue by 
him, who deceafed 25 February 1747. 

Sir John Rawdon, the third Baronet, a perfon of great Sir 

integrity, religion, and charity -f-, was eleled to parliament John; 

10 Sep- 3 


* This Lady Rawdon was endpwed with extraordinary virtues ; 
{he was of exquifite good fenfe and tafte j and her charities were 
numberlefs to all in diftrefs, and will never be forgotten. She was 
alfo a great heirefs, her mother bejing Ifabella, eldert daughte^ of 
Potior John Bramhall, Archbifhup of Armagh, and coheir to her 
brother, Sir Thomas Bramhall of Rathmullyan in the county of 
Meath, Bart, by which means that ellate accrued to the family > 
Inhere, lo March 1697, ihe paffed patent to hold a Thurfday market* 
and 3 yearly fairs on 20 December, 19 April and 30 June. Lodge.. 

\' By his will, he bequeathed to the poor of the parifh, where he 
ijiould die, 5I. to thofe of Rathmullyan and Moyra, 12I. each ; to- 
xyards building the church of tiie new erefted parifh of Moyra lool, 
if the fame was not built at the time of his death ; and devifed the 
towns and lands of Gartrofs and Ballymaccrenon near Movra, with 
the houfe in Moyra, then ufed for a fchool, to Dodor Marmaduke 
Coghill and his heirs, in truft, to receive 40I. a year thereout, and 
pply the fame to the fupport and maintenance of a charity-fchool 
there, till a year after his foil came of age j to whom he then leaves 

I If arris's Life of K 'Vifilliam, Appen. xlviii. MS, ut aat.ii 

o8 RAW DON, Earl OF MO IRA. 

lo September 1717, for the county of Down: he main- 
tained at his own charge fifty poor children at fchool year- 
ly, whom he clothed, and at a proper age bound appren- 
tices ; and conftantly employed great numbers of induftri- 
ous poor in improving his eftate. 3 March 17 16-17 he iTiar- 
ried Dorothy, fecond lifter to the aforefaid Sir Richard, and 
daughter of Sir Richard Levinge, Bart, of Parwich, (Speaker 
of the Houfe of Commons ; 13 April 1704 made Solicitor- 
General ; 13 April 1721 fworn Chief Juftice of the Com- 
mon Pleas, and dying 13 July 1724 was interred at St. 
Mary's 1), and departing this life much lamented, i Fe- 
bruary 1723 in his 34 year of an apoplexy, was buried at 
Moira, leaving ilTue by her (who remarried with Do6i:or 
Charles Cobbe, BiPnop ofKildare, after Archbilhop of Dub- 
lin, and hnd Charles who died young ; and Thomas who 
married Lady Elizabeth Beresford, daughter of Marcus, 
late Earl of Tyrone; deceafed 12 September 1733^ and 
"was buried at Moira) four fons, viz. 
(i) George, baptized J3 February 17 17,- and buried 27 June 

17 19, a"t St. Mary's. 
(^) Sir John, created Earl of Moira. 

is) Richard, born 6 October 17 21, who died, and was bu- 

ried 9 March 1723, with his Irother George. 
(4) Arthur Rawdon of Rathmullyan, Efq. born in 1723, 

who was Sheriff of the county of Meath for the year 1 746, 
married Arabella, daughter and heir to Chefliire 
of Hallwood in the county of Chefter, Efq. but had no 
ilTue, and died 6 June 1766 at Buxton-Wells, England. 
^JJ" Sir John Rawdon, the fourth Baronet, born 17 March 

John. I 'yip 20, was educated in the univerfity of Dublin, after 
p. , vifiting the courts of foreign princes, he was chofen a Fel- 
low of the Royal Society; and his late Majefty by privy 
feal, dated at St. James's 20 March 1749, and by patent 
9 April 1750, was pleafed to advance him to tlie Peerage, 
by the flyle and title of Baron Rawdon of Moira, entailing 
the honour on the iffue male of his body for ever. 
His Lordlhip took the oaths and his feat in the Upper' 
Houfe of Parliament, 10 April aforefaid ^, and by privy 


the faid annuity, and requefts him tc perpelaate that foundation, if 
5t fhould then be found to anfwer the intended charity ; who hath 
accordingly founded a neat fchool, for the cloathing and educating 
24 children in the proteftant reHgion. 

* Lodp;e Colkft, 2 j^gg^ yj- a^itea, 

^ Lord's jour. III. 774. 

RAW DON, Earl OP M O I R A. 109 

feal at St. James's lO December I'jSi % and patent at 
Dublin 30 January 1762 " ; he was further advanced to 
the dignity of Earl of Moira, by which title he took his 
feat in the Houfe of Peers, 9 February 1762^. 10 No- 
vember I74i> he married to his firft wife, the Lady He- 
lena Percival, youngeft daughter to John, firft Earl of 
Egmont, and by her Ladyfhip (who died at the Hot- 
Wells, Briftol, II June 1746) had iffue two daughters^, 

Lady Catharine, born in Dublin, i January 1742, 
married 30 April 1764 to Jofeph Henry of StrafFan in 
the county of Kildare, Efq. elded fon of Hugh Henry^, 
Efq. "^y by whom fhe had ilTue, and is deceafed. 

Lady Helena, born in London, 27 March 1744, and 
married 3 June 1769 to Stephen, Earl of Mount-Cafliell ^. 

23 December 1746 hisLordfhip married fecondly Anne, 
daughter of Trevor, Vifcount Hillfborough, and fifter to 
the prefent Earl, but by her who deceafed in 1751 he had 
no iffue ; and 26 February 1752 his Lordftiip married 
to his third and prefent wife the Lady Elizabeth Haftings, 
eldeft daughter of Theophilus, late Earl of Huntingdon, 
lifter to the prefent Earl, and by her Ladyftiip hath had fix 
fons and four daughters, viz. 

Francis, Lord Rawdon, born 7 December 1754^, late (i) 
Colonel of the 105 regiment. Aid du Camp to the King, 
and created 5 March 1783 a Peer of Great Britain, by the 
title of Baron Rawdon of Rawdon in the county of 1 ork- 
In the late war between Great Britain and her Colonies in 
North America, he ferved as a Lieutenant-Colonel, and 
acquired lingular honour. 

John-Theophilus, born 19 November 1756, ferved in (2) 
the war in America, and at prefent is Governor of Yar- 
mouth-caftle in the Ifle of Wight. 

George, born 9 January 1761, Major in the 16 regi- (3) 
ment of foot. 

Charles, 1 

Ferdinand, and J- died young. 

Theophilus-Edward J 

Daughter Lady Anne, born 16 May 1753 ^,and married (i) 
15 February 1788, at the Earl of Huntingdon's houfe in 


* Rot. pat. de Anno a Geo. HI. 2* p. f. R. 17. 

* Idem. 2* p, D. ^ Lords Jour. IV. 236. 
4 Ses Leefon E. of Milltown. s See that title, 
^ Lodge Colle<ft. and Supp. to Collins. 
^ Idem, aiidl..^tte<f froist E, of Moiisi, , 5 . 

no GORE, EarlopARRAN. 

St. James's-Place, London, to Thomas Bruce BrudeneU, 
Earl of Aylefbury ( whofe firfl: Lady died 4 February 1 7 83 ' . 

(2) Lady Selina-Frances, born 9 April 1759> and married 
to George, Earl of Granard ^. 

(3) Lady Sophia-Mary-Jofepha, died young, and 

(4) Lady Charlotte-Adelaide-Conilantia, born 25 February 
1769 K 

Titles.] Sir John Rawdon, Earl of Moira^ Vifcount 
and Baron Rawdon of Moira, and Baronet. * 

Creations.] Baronet, 20 May 1665, 17 Car. IT. 
B. Rawdon of Moira, in the county of Downe, 9 Aprii 
1750, 23 Geo. II. and E. of Moira, 30 January 1762, 
2 Geo. III. 

Arms ] Pearl, a fefs between three pheons, <Jiamond[. 

Crest.] In a mural coronet, pearl, a pheon, diamond, 
with a laurel branch ifluing thereout, proper. 

Supporters.] Two Forefters, habited in green, trim- 
med, filver, with black hunting caps ; their (lockings, 
pearl, and filver buckles in their fhoes ; each having a 
Iheaf of arrows flung acrofs his fhoulder, and his exterior 
hand refling on a bow, all proper. 

Motto.] Nisi Dominus Frustra. 

Seats.] Moira in the county of Down 67 miles from 
Dublin. Montalto, in fame county, 74 miles from Dub- 
lin ; and Rawdon-Hall in the county of York, 142 milca 
from London- 



GORE, Eari of ARRAN. 

U N D E R the title of Earl of Ross, the reader will 
find that Sir Paul Gore, the firfl of the family who 
Sir fettled in Ireland, had two fons. Sir Ralph, from whom 
Arthur. Lord Rofs defcends, and Sir Arthur, who fettled at 
Newtown-Gorc in the county Mayo, and is the im- 

* Collins's Supp, Sec that title, 3 Idtj, Supp. 

G O R E, E A R L o F A R R A N. iix 

mediate anceflor to Arthur Saunders, Earl of Arran. 
20 Augull: 1660 he was appointed conftable of Fort- 
Falkland for life, and 13 December fame year obtained the 
command of a company of foot ; he was afterwards pro- 
moted to a majority, and purfuant to privy feal at White- 
hall 26 November 1661 and patent at Dublin lO April 

1662 he was created a Baronet 30 Augull: 1666 he had 

a grant upon the a6ts of fettlement of the fands of Caftte- 
Gore, alias Newtown, &c. in the counties of Mayo and 
Sligo, with the creation of the whole into the manor of 
Caftle-Gore, a power to hold annual fairs at Belle- 
clare, and divers other privileges. He married EIeanor;i 
daughter of Sir George St. George of Carrick, county of 
Leitrim, Bart, and died 20 December 1697, having had * 

ilfue four fons and {even daughters, viz. 

Paul, his heir apparent. (l) 

Arthur who married in England, the widow of- (2) 
Baynes, by whom he had a fon Arthur; died 13 June 
1693, ^^^ ^^^ buried at Tewing in Hertfordlbire. 

William, who married Catherine, daughter of Sir (3i 
Thomas Newcomen, Bart, and died in January 1 7 29, 
leaving iffue by her who died 14 January 1747 * two fons 
and one daughter, viz. William ; Robert ; and Sarah, 
who became firft wife to Sir Arthur Newcomen of Mofs- 
town, county of Longford, Bart, and by him was mother 
of Sir Thomas, now of Mofstown, and other children. 
William, the eldeft fon was feated at Woodfort, and I April 
1733 married Sarah, youngeft daughter of John Earl of 
Darnley ; by her he had a fon William born 8 March. 
.1733-4, who died young, and he deceafing without iffue 
bequeathed confiderable eftates to the fon of his brother 
Robert, which Robert, 18 May 1740 married Lettice, 
eld eft daughter of Henry Brooke of Colebrooke, county 
of Fermanagh, Efq. * and had ilTue, William, heir (as 
above) to his uncle, now of the county of Wicklow, who 
married the only daughter of Ralph Gore of Barrowmount* 
and reli6t of Sir Haydocke Evans Morres, Bart, and hath 
iffue ; and a daughter Lettice 3. 

George, bred to the profeffion of the taw, was appointed (4) 
Attorney-General to his Majefty K. George I. and from Lord 
thence promoted to the bench of the Court of Common Anmlp 
Pleas ; he ferved in parliament for the borough of Long- 
ford in 1713 and 17 15 ^, and 4 February 1702 married 
Bridget, younger daughter and at length heirefs to John San- 

' ITlfter's Office. a ^ y, ^^ V^cy. n, 3 ColieOions. 
1 CoflUXions Jour, 

112 GORE, EarlofARRAN. 

key of Tenellck In the county of Longford., Efq. by Elea- 
nor his wife, daughter of Robert Mor^jan of Colletftown ia 
the county of Shgo, Efq. and died at his houfe in Oxman- 
town 13 January I753> having iffue three fons and one 
daughter Bridget, who, 22 July 175 1, married Cutis Har- 
man, A.M. of Ncwcaftle in the county of Longford, and late 
Dean of Waterford, who died without iflue in 1783, fhe 
having deceafed before him ^ The fons were Arthur, who 
reprefented the county of Longford in the parliament of 
1757, and died that year or in 1758 unmarried. John, one 
of his Majefly's council at law, alio council to the com- 
miflioners of the revenue and ibhcitor-general ; he ferved 
in parliament for the borough of Jameftown y in Septem- 
ber 1764 he was made Chief Juftice of the King*s Benchj, 
fworn of his Majefly's moil honourable privy council, and 
17 January 1766 2 was created Baron Annaly of Tenelick 
in the county of Longford, by which title he fat in parli- 
ament 27 of the fame month 3, 20 06lober 1767 he was 
le6ted fpeaker of the Houfe of Lords upon the death of 
Lord Chancellor Bowes, and a commiflion for the fame 
pafTed the great feal 26 of that month ; 14 December 1 7 67 
the Lords refolved that an humble addrels be prefented to 
the L. L. to lay before his Majefty the requeft of that 
houfe, that he would grant to Lord Annaly the fum of 
loool. in teftimony of their approbation of his Lordlhip's 
merits and fervices as fpeaker of that houfe during that fef- 
fion, and 22 December 1769 the Lords refolved on another 
addrefs for the like fum to his Lordihip in teftimony of 
their approbation of his condu6l as occafional fpeaker of 
that houfe in the abfence of the Lord Chancellor '.- 26 
November 1747 he married Frances, fecond daughter of 
Richard, Vilcount Powerfcourt, and dying without ilTue 
in 1783 the title became extin6t, but the eflates devolved 
on Henry Gore now of Tenelick, third and youngeft fon 
of the Judge, he was a Major of horfe, afterwards a Lieu- 
tenant Colonel in his Majefly's fervice, and in 1770 ap- 
pointed examinator of the cuftoms ; he was eleded to par- 
iiiament for the county of Loneford on the deceafe of his 
brother Arthur, ferved for the borough of Lanefboroughin 
1761, and was after re-elc6led for Longford which county 
He nov/ reprefents 5; 4 Auguft 1764 he married the only 


^ See E. of Kingfion, 

- Ror. pat. de Anno 6 Geo. III. i p. D. R. 27. 

3 Lords Jour. IV. 362. * Idem. lY. 409. 416. 429. 534, 

* Commons Jour, 

GORE, EarlofARRAN. n 


daughter of the late Skeffington Smyth, Efq. but hath no 

Daughter Catharine, married to Francis Gore of Clon- (i) 
rone in the county ot Clare, Efq. who was made a Brigadier Family of 
General in July 17 lO *, and had iliue three Tons and three Clonroae. 
daughters, viz. Arthur, of whom prefently ; Rev. Francis 
Gore, A. M. (who as the reader will find under the title 
of Ross, married Frances, daughter of Sir Robert Gore, 
of Newtown in the county of Leitrim, Knt. and re}i6tof , . 

Charles Ingoldfby, Efq. by her he had Rev. Francis, of 
Aflblas in the county of Clare, who married firft the fifler 
of John Croker, of Ballynegar in the county of Limerick, 
Efq. and widow of Nicholas Ryves of Ball)ikiddane, Efq. 
and by her had a fon who died young, he married fecond- 
ly the daughter of Colonel Penefatherof New-park, in the 
county of Tipperary) ; John ; Gertrude who died unmar- 
ried ; Ellen; and Ifabella. Arthur of Clonrone, the eld- 
ed fon, married Mabella, younger daughter, and at length 
fole heirefs to John Cufack of KilkifTen, in the county of 
Clare, Efq. and dying in 1730 left ilTue Francis then 13 
years old, and a daughter Jane, who married William 
Ryves of Ballyfkiddane now called Caftle-Jane, fon of 
Nicholas Ryves aforefaid, the ilTue of this marriage was 
William, who died young ; Francis ; William ; Elizabeth, 
who died young ; Catharine ; and Jane. 

Eleanor, who married Edward Wingfield of Powers- (2)* 
court, in the county of Wicklow, Efq. whofe fon Richard 
was advanced to the Peerage. 

Anne, who married John French of the county of Rof- (3) 
comon, Efq. f. 

Lettice, married to William Caulfeild of Donamon in (4) 
the county of Rofcomon, Efq. ^ 

Vol. III. I Ifabella. 

* Son of John Gore of Clonrone, who married Jane, fecond 
daughter of John Taylor of Ballynorth in the county of Limerick, 
Efq. and had iffue the faid Francis ; Charles ; Ellen, who died un- 
married ; Gertrude, married to Thomas Hickman of Barnftick in 
the county of Clare, Efq.; and Sufanna, married firft to John, foix 
of Sir William King, Knt. by whom fhe had no iifue, and fecondly 
to Richard, fourth fon of Sir Piercy Smyth of Ballynecra in the 
county of Waterford, Knt. 

-f- John French of French-Park, Efq. married as in text, and dy- paniily of 
ing in 1735, left ilfue by his Lady, who died in May 1752, four French, 
fons and two daughters, viz. Arthur, his heir ; John, (of Highlake, of French- 
in the county of Rofcomon, who married purfuant to articles, dated Park. 
3 Augull 1730, Judith, daughter of John King of Charlefiown in 
faid county, Efq. and dying iz February 1733 left ifluebyher, who 
remarried with the Rev, Rule Saunders of Whitechurch in the coun- 
ty of Salop, two fons and one daughter, viz, Jolui, in the army ; 
See E. of Charlemount. Anhur, 

114 G O R E, E A R L OF A R R A N. 

(5) Ifabella. 

($) Mary, died unmarried ; and 

(7) Sarah, who alio died unmarried 2T September 1735. 

Paul. Paul, the cldell fon of Sir Arthur Gore in September 

1684, married Anne, eldeft daughter of Sir John Gore of 
Sacombe in the county of Hertford, Knt. and dying be- 
fore his father, 20 October 1689 left ilTue two Tons and 
one, daughter, viz. Sir Arthur, fucceflbr to his grandfa- 
ther ; John, a captain in the navy in the expedition to Cuba, 


Arthur, who died unmarried and Anne, who alfo died unmarried) ; 
Robert (member of parliament for the borough of Jameltown, in 
1745 he fucceeded his uncle Gore as a Juftice of the Common Pleas, 
married Frances, daughter of Sir Richard Hull of Linnon, in the 
county of Cork, Knt. and died without furviving iffue) ; Rev. Wil- 
liam, (of Oak-Port hi the county of Rofcomon, and late Dean of 
Ardagh, who, 20 February 1732, married Arabella-Frances, daugh- 
rer of Rev. Jeremy Marfb, Dean of Kilmore, and decealing lud- 
d^^nly in 1786 left iifue two fons and four. daughters, viz. Jeremy, 
a Lieutenant-Colonel in the army, unmarried -, Robert, Cbunfellor 
at Law, married to Mifs Wolfe, niece to the late Theobald Wolfe, 
Fyfq. ; daughter Anne, married to Holt Waring, Jifq. and has iffue; 
Frances, married to Brockhiil Newburgh, Efq, of P^allyhaife in the* 
county ofCavan, by whom llie has Arthur-Robert, Frances, and 
Mary; Mary, married to the late Rev. William Gore, Bifhop of 
I^imerick, and has iifue; and Elizabeth, married to Jofeph, late 
Farl of Milltovvn) ; the daughters were, Olivia, (married to Rev, 
William Digby of Lackan in the county of Kildare) ; and Mary, tc^ 
~ Ormfby of Sligo, Efq. by whom ihe had feveral children). 
Arthur, the eldell ion, Vs'ho fucceeded at French -Park, ferved in 
the parliament of 1722 for the borough of Boyle, he married Jane, 
fi-fter of Robert Percival of Knightfbrook, in the county of Meanh 
Efq. and by her had iifue fix fons, viz, John, his heir ; Robert 

(who married the daughter and heir of Donellan, Efq. and 

:iiece to Rev. William Donellan, Re(51:or of Naas, he was drowned 
in Oftober 1775, leaving no iifue by his Lady v\ho furvives him) ; 
Arthur, who fucceeded at French-Park ; George, (who married 
Martha, fecond daiighter of William Lenox, Banker, but was kill- 
ed in a d\iel by Sir Edward Crofton, Bart, and left no iifue) ; Wil- 
liam, and Henry, who both died young. John, the eldell fon, 
born 9 November 1723, was knight of the fhire for Rofcomon; 29 
March 1759 he married Alicia, daughter and heirefs to Craw- 
ford of the county of Fermanagh, Efq. and was drowned with his 
brother Robert on their pailage from England to Ireland in Otlober 
1775: leaving no iifue his brother Arthur, form.erly of Dublin, 
merchant, and who was born 2 Auguit 172S, fucceeded at French- 
Park, and reprefents the county of Rofcomoii in parliament; in 
June 1763 he married Alicia,, daughter of Richard Maginnis, At- 
forney at Law', and by her hath ilTne, Arthur, late an officer in 
the 12 regiment of dragoons, who married the daughter of the late 
Counfellor Coilello ; Richard, in the army; John ; George; Ro- 
bert; W^illiam ; Jane, (who married Daniel Kelly of Cargins irr 
the county of Rofcomon, Efq. and by him who ib deceafed, hath 
a foil Daniel) ; Alicia ; Anne, and France*^. 

(^Lodge Coll, Information of Capt. Philip Ormfby, kcj} 

GORE, EarlofARRAN. . 115 

who died unmarried in 1 741 *; the only daughter, Catha- 
rine, was married to the Rev. Peter Mahon, Dean of El- 
phin, who died in February 1739, leaving iffue two 
daughters, Magdalen and Catharine ; and one Ton Arthur, 
who entering into holy orders was made Archdeacon of 
Eiphin in June 1743, in 1749 was promoted to the cura- 
cy of St. Nicholas within, Dublin ; i O6^ober 1750 was 
appointed Prebendary of Howth ; and was afterwards pre- 
fented to the re<5tory of Ballymoney, in the county of An- 
trim ; 16 July 1748 he married Henrietta eldeft daughter of 
Dodor Robert Downes, who died bifhop of Raphoe, and 
died in 1788, having had iffue Robert and two daughters. 

Sir Arthur, thefecond Baronet, who was under the guar- Sir 
dianfhip of Ralph Gore of Barrowmount in the county of Arthur, 
Kilkenny, Efq. f on the death of his grandfather he I'uc- 2 
ceeded to the eftate and honour, and reprefented the coun- Baronet, 
ty of Mayo in the parliament of 1727 ; he married Eliza- 
beth, eldeft daughter of Maurice Annefley of Little-Rath 
in the county of Kildare, Efq. grandfon of the firft Vif- 
count Valentia, and decealing at Newtown, 10 February 
1 741, was buried in the church of Killala, leaving iffuc 
four fons and four daughters, viz. 

Sir Arthur, his fuccefTor. (i) 

Paul Annefley of Cotleflown in the county of Sligo, (2) 
Efq. appointed High Sheriff of the county of Mayo in 
1 749, and in 1 75 1 chofento parliament for the faid county, 

William, who entered into holy orders, and was pro- z-?) 
motcd to the prebend of Rathangan, in the diocefs of Kil- 
dare ; in 1736 he married GrifTel daughter and coheir to 
Francis Heaton of Mount Heaton in the King's County, 
Efq. and died 5 May 1749. 

George, died young. (4) 

The daughters were, Sarah, who died young; Anne, 
who was married to John Browne of Weftport in the county 
of Mayo, Efq. created Earl of Altamont.- Eleanor, marri- 

I 2 cd 

* Adminlftration to his will was granted to Rev. Arthur Mahon 
30 April 1742, in which he bequeathed legacies to Mifs Maggy 
Mahon and her filler Catharine. (Perog. Office.) 

'\' Which Ralph was brother-in-law to Sir Arthur's father (Paul 
Gore) having married a daughter of Sir John Gore of Sacombe, and 
was fucceeded at Barrowmount by hisfon William, member of par- 
liament for the city of Kilkenny, and colledlor of the port of Water- 
ford ; he married Dorothy, daughter of Ifaac Manly, Efq. poil-maiter- 
general of Ireland, and had three fons, viz. P^alph, (whofe only 
daughter and heir married firft Sir Haydocke-Evans Morres, Bart, 
andfecondly William Gore of the county of Wicklow, Efq.)-, Rev. 
Manly ; and Francis, who married a daughter of Admiral Pock- 

116; G O R E, E A R L o F A R R A N- 

cd to John Wray of Caftle Wray in the county of Doncga?, 
Efq. and died i July 1757 ; Elizabeth, married 3 Aprrl 
1731 to James CuflFe of Elm-hall in the county of Mayo, 
Efq. and reprefentative in parliament for that county, he- 
died 20 March 1762 % and ihe died 13 July 1788. 
Sir Sir Arthur, the third Baronet was eleded to parliament 

Arthur, for the borough of Donegal in 1741, and was called into 
I his Majefty^s privy council in May 1748, he was advance- 
Earl, e^ to the Peerage by Privy Seal at Kenfington 26 July - 
and by patent at Dublin 15 Auguft 1758 -', by the titles of 
Baron Saunders of Deeps in the county of Wexford, and 
Vifcount Sudley of Caftle-Gorein the county of Mayo, and 
took the oaths and his feat in the upper houfe of parlia- 
ment 16 Oclober 1759 "^t and by Privy Seal at St. James 
24 March 5 and patent at Dublin 12 April 1762 <^ he 
was created Earl of Arran in the county of Galway, and 
as fuch took his feit in th Houfe of Peers 16 April 1762 
^.- He married, 16 March 1730^. Jane, daughter and 
heir to Richard Saunders of Saunders-court, in county of 
Wexford, Efq. and widow of William, only fon of Ed- 
ward Worth of Rathfarnham, Efq. and his Lordfhip deceaf- 
ing 21 April 1773 left ifFue bv her, (who was baptized 20 
December 1704 and deceafed 20 March 1747), three fons 
and two daughters, viz. Arthur Saunders, Vifcount Sudley ; 
Richard, baptized 31 July 1734, member of parliament for 
the borough of Donegal ; Paul ; Lady Johanna baptized 22 
P'ebruary 1732, married firft, 29 Auguil: 1757* to Philip 
Doync, Efq. ; fecondly to Michael Daly of Loughrea in 
the county of Galway, Elq. and hath ilTue ; and Lady 
E^lizabeth ^, married in 1765 to Sir John Freke of Caftle- 
Freke in the county of Cork, Bart. 
Sir Sir Arthur-Saunders the fecond and prefent Earl, was 

Arthur- born 25 July 1734, ferved firft in parliament for the borough 
Saunders, of Donegal, as he did for the county of Wexford, till his ac- 
2- ceflion to the honours ; and 26 April 1 774 he fat hrft in the 
^''^^^' Houfe of Peers '"^. His Lordihip is a member of the privy 
council in Ireland, and an original Knight companion of 
the mofl: illuifrious order of St. Patrick ; 24 July 1760, he 
jnarricd firl^ Catharine, only daughter of William, Vif- 
count Glerawley *, by her who died in Dublin 23 November 

' See Pakenl'.am, Countefs of Longford. 

^ Rot. pat. de Anno 32 Geo. II. i. p. D. R. 8. ^ Idem R. 9* 
^ Lords Jour. IV. 149. 

5 Rot. pat. de Anno 2 Geo. ITL a. p. D. R. 19. ^ Idem. 
7 Lords Jour. IV. 246. St. Mary's Regillry. 

5 Lodge I Edit. 1.282.11. '^^ Comm.Jour.audLords Jour,IV.745, 
^^See title V, Glerawley, 

GORE, EarlofARRAN. u7 

J770, he had Arthur, Vifcount Sudley ; WilJiam-John, 
born in Nov. 1767; Lady Anne-Jane, (born in April 1763, 
and married in October 1783 to Henry Hatlon of Great- 
Clonard in county of Wexford, Efq. member of parHament 
for the borough of Donegal) ; Lady Elizabeth-Aramintha, 
(born in April 1764, and married in Augufl: 1 7 3 to Henry 
Monck, Efq.) ; Lady Catharine Charlotte, (born in Sep- 
tember 1766, and married 25 January 1783 to Sir John. 
Freke, fon of Sir John aforefaid, and member of parlia- 
ment for the borough of Donegal) ; and Lady Jane, born 
in November 1770. HlsLordfhip married fecondly Anne, 
daughter of the Rev. Boleyn Knight, of Otley in the coun- 
ty of York, by whom he had George, born in February 
1774 ; Lady Mary-Louifa, born in June 1775 ; and 
Lady Eleanor, born in September 1776 : In 1783 he 
married to his third and prefent Lady, the only daugh- 
ter of Richard Underwood late of Dublin, Elq. and by 
her hath iflue Saunders, born in Augufr 1783 ; John, 
born in February 1787 j and Lady Chriftiana, born 
in November 1784 \ 

Arthur, Vifcount Sudley, was chofen to parliament 
for the borough of Baltimore, and 29 December, 1787 
married the eldefl: daughter and coheir to Sir John 
Tyrrel of Heron in the county of EfTex, Bart. 

Titles.] Sir Arthur-Saunders Gore, Earl of Arran, 
Vifcount Sudley, Baron Saunders, and Baronet. 

Creations.] Baronet, 10 April 1662, 15 Cha. IL B. 
Saunders of Deeps, county of Wexford, and V. Sudley of 
Caftle Gore in county Mayo, 15 Auguft 1758, 32 Geo. 
IL and E. of Arran in county of Galway, 12 April 1762, 
2 Geo. in. 

Arms.] Ruby, a fefle between three collars, fitchee, 

Crest.] On a wreath, a Wolf, rampant, pearl. 

Supporters.] Two horfes, pearl. 

Motto.] In hoc Signo vinces. 

Seats.] Newtown-Gore, in county of Mayo, 135 
miles from Dublin, and Snunders-Court, in county of 
Wexford, 69 miles from Dublin. 

' Inforavation of Lord Sudley. 


( xi8 ) 


39 X HIS family is faid to derive its defcent from Nicho- 
las de Stockport, Baron of Stockport % one of the eight 
Barons of the County Palatine of Chefter, created by 
Hugh Lupus, Earl of Cheller 2, who probably fettled in that 
country before the Norman conqucll:, as the name of the 
town of Stopford is evidently of Saxon origin. The only 
part of the original lands of the family, which now re- 
mains is the eftate of Salterford, near Macclcsfieid, which 
cllate is at this day in the pofTeflion of the Earl of Cour= 
town, and has beion2;ed to Lis anceftors from time imme- 
jnorial 3. 

The firfl of the family that came into Ireland was 
James Stopford, Efq. an officer of rank in the parliament 
army, who ferved ia Ireland during the rebellion which 
began in 164J. On the relloration of the Royal Family 
he acquired very confidcrable eilates in the city of Dublin;, 
and counties of Meath, Weftmeath, Wexford, Carlov/, 
Kilkenny und Kerry, partly by purchafe, and partly in 
con(ideration of his fervices during the war. He became 
feated at Tarah-bill, in the county of Meath^ and married 
two wives ; by his firfl:, whofe name we have not reco- 
vered, he had three fons, viz- William | James ; and 
Jofeph ; the elder of whom, William, married Mary, 
daughter of Colonel Francis V/illoughby, and died in the 
life-time of his father, leaving an only fon James, fuc- 
celTor to his grandfather : James aforcfaid, married fc- 
condly Mary, daughter of Sir Robert Forth, Knt. (one 
of the privy council in the reign of K. William III.) '^ and 
by her had iffue one fon Robert, and two daughterb ; Ro- 
bert was attainted by K. James's parliament, and dying 
without ilTue, was buried at St. Audeon's church, Dub- 
lin ^ 'y the daughters were Amelia, married to Thcophilus 



* Speed's Map of that County, and Cambden, I. 478-9. 
? Butcher's Survey of Stamford, p. 23. 
^ Information of Dean Stopford. 
4 Lodge ColleCl. 5 Fafilh Regl{|ry and Lod^e Colba 


Butler, created Lord Newtown-Butler ' ; and Dorothjr 
married to Edward, fourth Earl of Meath, on whofe death '' 
{he remarried with Lieutenant-General Gorges *. 

James Stopford, Efq. who fucceeded his grandfather, 
was chofcn to parliament for the borough of Wexford 
21 September 1703, and eleded for that county 35 
November 1713 ^ ; he was re-eie6ted for the fame county 
on the acceflion of K. George L and continued to fill that 
ftation till his deceafe. He married FraiK:es, daughter 
and heir to Roger Jones of Dublin, Efq. and deceafed -j- 

9 July 

* Lodge fays, in i Edit. I. 190, that thefe daugliters were 
coheirs, which we prefume to be an error, for from this pedigree 
his grandfon feems to have fucceeded. 

'Y K. James L 17 Febwruary, 9 of his reign, did grant unto Sir 
Edward Fifher, Knt. the towns, lands, ckc. known hy the names 
of Killdermott, Eallymahcys, with the hamlets tht reef, called Bal- 
iintroohan, Glanvany, Ballynecarig, Ballinemoney, Ballynekilbeg, 
Killoneen, Shnaghkenagh, Ballygarralt, Cronemullan, Ballnefke- 
tan, Shraieah, Croneroe, Cloneredmond, Dovvcarrick, Monehen- 
nie, Monennys, Kiltinnill, Ballicamclone, Balljmiorris, Tenef- 
trath, Tourimore, Ballyvickenolug, Rathingwocinis, Moneallef- 
tron, Gurtin, Ballinthe, Monemore, Tenehone, Kilbride, Tagh- 
more, alias Pollalifhe, Ballvlemcham, Muchloe, Tomfillagh, Bal- 
ly vadocke. Bally da, Kilnehederny and Binooge, and all other 
lands, tenements, and hereditaments lying within the mears, bounds, 
Src^ of the faid towns, villages, &c. being in the territory called 
M'Damores-country ; alfo the town and lands of Ballinogelan with 
the appurtenances lying in the territory called Kinfheleh, containing 
by eitimatlon 1500 acres; alfo the river of Ovvenbarra, and the 
iifhery thereof, in the faid county of Wexford, with free accefs to 
the banks thereof, on both fides, with nets, &c. neceffary for fifh- 
ing ; alfo the mountain of TorchlU; as alfo the advowfon, donation 
and right of patronage of the reclory and vicarage of Kiltinnill, all 
the faid lands, &c. lying in the county of Wexford, to hold to the 
faid Sir Edward Fifher, Knt. his heirs and afligns for ever ; render- 
ing yearly to his Majefty and his fucceffors 81. fterling, which faid 
lands were, by the faid patent, created into a manor b-y the name 
of The Manor of Chicheiter. 

This patent was furrendered by Sir Edward Fifher, 20 February, 
i4.ofK. James, upon which the faid King, by letters patent 17 
January^ in 15 of his reign, conveyed to the faid Sir Edward Fifher, 
his heirs and alhgns, the faid feveral lands, &c. with others, which 
by this patent were created into the Manor of FIfherflown, which 
patent is entered in the office of the Auditor-general, and inrolled 
in the Rolls-ofhce of this kingdom. This patent, &:c. afterwards 
became vefted in Edward Chichefl:er, third fon of Edward, Vifcounc 
Chichefter, who interm.arrled with Elizabeth, the fifth and youngefl 
daughter of faid Sir Edward Fifher, the patentee (who died in De- 
cember 1631), and with Elizabeth his faid wife, in P>11chaelnias 
terna 21 Charles ii. fuifered a recovery thereof , upon whofe death 


f See E, of Laneiloxough, ^ Comrajwis Jouy^ 


9 J"^y 1 7" I J having had ifTue by her (who died 22 May 
1 751 S five fons and four daughters, viz. 
^i) William, who died young. 

(2) James, advanced to the Peerage. 

(3) WilHam, a Captain in the firft regiment of horfe, and 
died in December 1760, leaving iffue, William in the 
army, now living ; Philip, alfo in the army, who died in 
1775 ; Frances, married to John Alhburnham, Efq. a 
Captain in the army ; and Catharine to Thomas Cofby 
of Baiiieborough in the county of Cavan, Efq. by whom 
fhe has ilTue^ Arnold, now in Holy Orders, and other 

(4) Thomas, a IVIafter in Chancery. 

(5) Joseph, a Cornet in the fecond regiment of horfe, who 
in July 1743 married Anne, daughter of Knightly Chet- 
woocl, of VVoodbrooke in the Qijecn's County, Efq. 2 (by 
his wife Heiiher Stopfcrd, half fifler to the Bil'nop of 
Cloyne) and had iffue one fon James, baptized 11 Novem- 
ber 1746, in Holy Orders, and Rel:of of Killeary in the 
diocefs of Meath ; and five daughters, viz. Anne (mar- 
ried 10 the Rev. William Stopford, vicar of Donamoyne, 
in the diocefs of Clogher) Frances (to Michael Kearney, 
D- D. rector of Rathmelton, in the diocefs of Raphoe) i 
Catharine (baptized 24 July 1748, to the Rev. Henry 
St. George); Elizabeth (baptized 29 December 1750, 
to Abel Ram, of the county of Wexford, Efq. eleded 
to the prefent parliament for the borough of Duleek, and 
by him hath iffue, Abel, Wilham, James, Mary, 
Anne, and Elizabeth) ; and Heller, whp died pnjiiarried 
in 1785 ^ . 

(i) Daughter Elizabeth, married to Philip Doyne, of 

W^elies, in the county of Wexford, Efq. by whom Ihe 
left iffue, James, who died unmarried in 1768; and 
Frances, married to the Rev. Francis Thomfon, re6tor of 


Edward Cbichefter, their eldeft fon, became felzed of faid manor, 
lands, and premil'es, his mother, the faid Elizabeth, having by- 
deed II November 1667, convryed the fame to him and his heirs for 
ever. The faid Edward Chicheiler enjoyed the faid lands to his 
death, when they came to his brother John, who, by deeds dated 
28 and 29 December 171 1, in confideration th^u he was childlefs, 
and the friendfhip which he had for James Stopford and his family^ 
a)ivi other confiderations in faid deed me)5iio)ied, did grant the faid 
manor to the laid James Stopford, his heirs and affigns for ever. 

(Editor's Colle^itions.) 

^ Lodf^e Ccllef^. ^ Jiifonnatlon ofDeaa Stopford, 

> Idem. 


"Drumcree, alias Kilcumney> in the diocefs of Mcath, 
and hath one fon and two daughters. 

Anne, to Do<5tor James Stopford, Lord Bifhop of fz) 
Cloyne *. 

Frances died young ; and r-? \ 

Catharine married Wilham Ludlow, Efq. counfellor at (4) 
law ^ 

James Stopford, Efq. the eldeft furviving fon, was cho- James, 
fen to parHament, 28 November 1727 2 for the borough i 
1^ Feathard, which he continued to reprefent till his late Earl. 
Majeily, by privy-feal, dated at Kenfington 28 July 1758, 
and patent -^ at Dublin 19 September following, was 
pleafed to call him to the Houfe of Peers, by the title 
of Baron of Courtown in the county of Wexford ; and 
his Lordihip took the acculfomed oaths and his feat 31 
Oi:ober fame year **. Purfuant to privy-feal at St. James's 
24 March and patent 5 12 April 1762, his prefent Ma- 
jelly was pleafed further to advance him to the dignities of 
Vifcount Stopford and Earl of Courtown, and as fuch 
he took his feat on the 16 of that month ^ ; 24 February 
2726 7 he married Elizabeth, only daughter of Dolor 
Edward Smyth, Lord Bifhop of Down and Connor, and 
lii^er and heirefs to Edward Smyth of the city of Dublin, 


* James Stopford, (after Blfhop of Cloyne ; but of vvhofe affini- 
ty to Lord Courtown's family, we have not been informed) was the 
intimate friend of Jonathan Swift, the celebrated dean of St. Pa- 
trick'?, he received his education in Trinity-College Dublin, and 
was eleited o Fello'A- of that Univerfity 25 March 1727. After the 
promotion of Dodtor Robert Howard to the See of Killala, he was 
inllitute:! to the Vicarage of Finglafs, thence promoted to the Dean- 
ery of Kilmacduagh, and in purfuance of letters patent dated 28 

February 1753, vv-as confecrated Bifhop of Cloyne. He married 

16 December 1727, Anne, fecond daughter of James Stopford, Efq. 
as in text, and deceafmg in Dublin 23 Auguft 1759, left ilfue three 
fons, viz. James, (baptized 7 October 1731, ele*5ted Fellow of the 
Univerfity of Dublin in June 1753, which he refigned in 1755 for 
the united Rectories of Garry-Cloyne, and Glanore in the diocefs of 
Cloyne. He married Anne, daughter of William Wray of Ards in 
the county of Donegal, Efq. and left ilfue) , Jofeph, (baptized 4 De- 
cember 1732, who married Angel, daughter of the faid Williara 
Wray, and hath iifue, James, William, Jofeph, and one daughter 
who is married) ; and William, baptized 26 January 1730, alfo in 
lloly Orders, and married as in text. 

(Editor's CoUeft. Swift's Letters, and Inform. Dean Stopford). 

' See Earl Ludlow. ^ Commons Jour. 

3 Rot, pat. de Anno 32 Geo. II. 1*. p. D. R. 43 44. 

* Lords Journals, IV. 158. 

5 Rot. pat. de Anno 2 Geo. Ill, %*. p. D. R. 2122. 

f Lords Journals, l\\ 246. V Uliler's Office* 



Efq. S he deceafed i2 January 1770, * having had ifTuc 
by this lady (who furvives him) fix Tons and iix daugh- 
ters, viz. 

(1) James Vifcount Stopford. ^ 

(2) Edv/ard, baptized 29 June 1732, in March 1765 
appointed major ot the fixty-fixth regiment ; 28 Novem- 
ber 1782, a major-general ; advanced to the Staff 

I 06lober 1783; and i November 1784 appointed 

colonel of his Majefty's fifth regiment of foot. 27 

June 1783, he married Letitia, daughter of William 
Blacker, Efq. and niece to the Right Honourable Edward 
Cary ; and by her hath ifTue three Tons and a daughter, 
viz. i:dward ; James; William-Henry; and Jane. ^ 

(3) Thomas ^ in holy orders ; made Dean of Killaloe in 1781, 
and promoted to the Deanery of Ferns, by letters patent, 
dated 21 November 1787 ; yet unmarried. 

(4) Jofeph, ^ baptized 11 November 1741 ; appointed 
lieutenant colonel of the fifteenth regiment of foot, with 

rank of colonel in the army He died at Wexford 29 

June 1786, unmarried. 

(5) Philip, s baptized 17 February 1743 ; appointed 20 
June 1765 a lieutenant in the royal navy, and unmar- 

^i) Daughter Lady Elizabeth died young. ^ 

^2) Lady Frances, unmarried. " 

^2) Lady Mary, unmarried. *^ 

(4) Lady Anne, *^ born in 1 734, and married 28 May 

1758 ^"^ to Walter Hore of Ha rperflo v/n in the county of 

Wexford, Efq. * 


* Walter Hore of Harperftcwn, Efq. Knight of the fhire for 
Wexford, and the feventeenth in Hneal defcent, from the firli of the 
pame who poirelfed this eltate, died in 1741, leaving William his 
heir, member of parliament for Taghmon, who was appointed 25 
^February 1729 Advocate-General and Judge-Martial, 19 November 
1730, a commilfioner of appeals- and 18 April 1732 a Mailer in 
Chancery, He married firit Dorothy, fifth daughter of William, 
Vifcount DuncannoDj and had two daughters, viz. Ivlary, (married 

II April 1748, to John Cox of Coolclitie in the county of Wexford, 
Efq.) J and Aiine, who was baptised 20 April 1732. He inarried 
jfecoiidly, Mary, daughter of John Groga/i of Johnftown in the 


. .. , f 

' Editor's Collea. ^ Ulfler^s Office. 3 Idem. 

^ U liter's Office, and Lodge Collect. 
5 Information of Dean Stopford. 

* Ulfter's Office. 7 Idem, and Information of the Dean, 
f Idem. 5 Lodge. ^0 Dean Stopford ' Uliler's Office. 
:f2 idem, '' M Ideiii. and Lodge. M Lodge. 


Lady Catharine, * unmarried, and (5) 

Lady Charlotte, * baptized 4 March 1745, mar- (6) 
ried 18 June 1774, to Stephen Ram, of Ramsfort, in the 
county of Wexford, Efq. member in the prefent parha- 
ment for the borough of Gorcy, and hath ilFue. 

James, the fecond and prefent Earl of Courtown, was James 
born 28 May 1731 ^ and took his feat in the Houfe of 2. 
Peers, 8 October 1771. -^ On the inftitution of the il- E^arl. 
luftrious order of St. Patrick in 1783, his Lordihip had 
the honour of being nominated by the fovereign, to be a 
knight companion, and with the other knights, was in- 
flalled in St. Patrick's cathedral, 17 March fame year. 
Upon the eftabliihment of the Prmce of Wales's houfchold, 
he was appointed a lord of the bed-chamber to his royal 
highnefs, as he was in 1784, treafurer of the houfehold 
to his Majefty. His Lordfliip is a member of the privy 
councils in Great-Britain and Ireland. 16 April 1762, 
he married Mary, daughter and coheir to Richard Powys 
of Hintlefbam-hall in the county of Suffolk, Efq. (by 
Lady Mary Brudenell, daughter of George Earl of Car- 
digan, and (ifler to George, now Duke of Montague, 
flic remarried with Thomas Bouldby, of the bifhoprick ot 
Durham, Efq. ^) by whom his Lordfliip had ilfue, one 
daughter, Mary, who died young, and four fons, viz. 


^.ounty of Wexford, Efq. and widow of Andrew Knox, Efq. of 
the fame county, (who died Fort-Major of Kingfale in 1737), and 
deceaftng in February 1745 left by her (who was born about the 
year 1694, re-married with Charles Tottenham of Tottenham- 
green in thefaid county of Wexford, Efq. died in 1777, and was in- 
terred at Rathafpeck in the fame county) an only fon Walter his 
heir, to whom he had refigned the offices of Advocate-General, and 
Judge-Martial. The faid Walter fucceeded at Harperilown, mar- 
ried as in the text, and hath iifue one daughter Elizabeth, marriecj. 
to James Boyle of Rofslare in the county of Wexford, Efq. and 
four fons, viz. William, (High Sherlft' of the faid county this pre- 
fent year (1788) married to the daughter of the late Sir Siaiion 
Eradllreet, Bart, and niece to t.he prefent Sir Samuel, one of the 
Judges of the Court of King's Bench) ; Walter, (a Captain in tlie 
army, and married to a daughter of John Conroy, Efq.) -, Tho- 
mas, (in Holy Orders, and Redlor of Killtinnill in the diocefs of 
Ferns on the prefentation of the Earl of Courtown) ; and Ponfonby. 
(Lodge's Colled. Rot. Cane. Letter from J. Grogan, Efq. Title Bef- 
borough in Lodge's firft edition. Prerogative Office. Information of 
Dean Stopford , and fee title Lord Loftus). 

f Ulfter's Office. 2 Utm, ^ Lodge. 

4 L^rds Journal, IV, 579, i Collins, IL 501, 

124 LEESON, Earl of MILLTOWN. 

(i) James-George S Vifcount Stopford, born in Berkley- 

fquare, London, 15 Auguft 1765, an enfign in the 

(2) Edv/ard ^, born 28 September i']66, alfo an enfiga 
in the firft regiment of foot guards. 

(3) Robert, ^ born 5 February 1768, a lieutenant in the 
royal navy ; and, 

(4) Richard-Bruce, ^ born 4 March 1774. 

Titles.] James Stonford, Earl of Courtown, Vif- 
count Stopford, and Baron of Courtown. 

Creations ] B. of Courtown in the county of Wex- 
ford, 19 September 1758, 32 Geo. II. V. Stopford, and 
E. of Courtown 12 April 1762, 2 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Saphire, crufuly of croflets, three lozenges 

Crest.] On a wreath, a cockatrice rifing. 

Supporters.] Two Stags, plain collared and chained, 
each charged on the ilioulder with a lozenge. 

Motto.] PATRiiE infelici fidelis. 

Seats.] Courtoy/n in the county of Wexford, 45 
miles from Dublin ; and Bate-hall, in the county of 
Chefter, 151 miles from London ^ 

^**i^^>^^^<^$^<^<<-f<**< ^ 


40 riUGHLEESON, dcfcended from a family of this 
S"' name, which was feated at Whitfield in the county of 
Northampton, came into Ireland in 1680 an officer in his 
Majefty's army, from which profeflion he retired and be- 
came an eminent brewer. In 1673 ^^ married Rebecca, 
daughter of Richard Tighe, Ei'q. Alderman of Dublin, 
and had ifTue four fons, viz. Thomas, William, Hugh, 
V/ho all died without ilTue ; and 


' Umer's Office. 2 Idem. 3 Idem. 4 Idem, 
? Information of Dean S'-opfjrd 

LEES ON, Earl of MILL TOWN. 125 

Jofeph, who purfued his father's occupation with rapid Jofeph. 
fuccefs and a truly relpe6lable chara6ler ; he died in 174$ 
pofleffed of a confiderable eftate, and left iiriie one ibti 
Jofeph and two daughters, viz. Anne, (married to Hujrh 
Henry, Eftj. a banker of great reputation, by whom fhe was 
mother o^ Jofeph Henry, now of Straffan in the county of 
Kildare, Efq. who 30 April 1764 married Lady Catharine 
Rawdon, eldeft daughter of John, Earl of Moira, and by 
her, who was born i January 1T42-3 and died in Odober 
1780, hath three dauojhters '); and Martha, married 
to Richard Cooke, of Cookefborough in the county of 
Weftmeath, Efq. 

Jofeph, the only fon of Mr. Lecfon, was born 11 Jofeph, 
March 171 1 2, ferved in parliament for the borough of 2 
Rathcormuck in 1749 ^ and by Privy Seal at Kenfington Earl. 
23 April, and patent at Dublin 5 May 1756 '^, he was ad^ 
vanccd to the Peerage of Ireland by the title of Baron 
of Rufsborough in the county of VVicklow, and took 
his feat in the Houfe of Peers 7 of fame month 5. 
He was further advanced by Privy Seal at Kenfington 18 
Augufl:, and patent 8 September 1760*^, to the title of 
Vifcount Rufsborough, as fuch he fat in parliament 
22 Odober 1761 ' and was created Earl of Mill- 
town, in the county of Dublin by patent 10 May 
1763, for which honour the writ of Privy feal bears date 
at St. James's 18 April preceding ^ ; by this title he fat in 
the Houfe of Peers 1 1 Odober ^, and in the fame year 
was fworn one of his Majefly's moll honourable Privy 
Council. His Lordfhip married firft, in January 1729, 
Cecilia, eldeft daughter of Francis Leigh, of Rathlagan 
in the county of Kildare, Efq. and by her who died 29 
November 1731 he had one daughter Lady Margaret, mar- 
ried to John, Lord Naas, eldelT: fon of John, Earl of 
Mayo ; and two fons, viz. 

Jofeph, Vifcount Rufsborough. /j\ 

Brice, ' born 20 December 1735, who married 25 Oc- /2) 
tobcr 1765, Maria, daughter of John Graydon, Efq. and 
by her who died 25 July 1772, had ifTue Jofeph, born 17 
July 1765; John; and Robert. 


> See E. of Moira. Ulfter's Office. 3 Commons Jour. 
- Rot. pat. de Anno 29 Geo. II. 3*. p. D. 
S Lords Jour. IV. 77. ^ Rot. Anno 34^060. II. D. 

7 Lords Jour. IV. 206. 8 Rot. Anno 3 Geo. IIL 2*, p. f- 
a Lord^Jour, IV. a68, ^ VWer's Office, 

i2<5 LEESON, Earl of MILLTOWN. 

His'Lordfhip married fecondly 2o October 1738, Anne, 
daughter of Nathaniel Prellon of Swalnftown in the coun- 
ty of Meath, Efq. reprefentative in parliament for the 
borough ci N'avan ^ and by her who died 17 January 
1766 had ifTue Lady Anne, born 20 May 1750 (and 
feveral other children now deceafcd) ; 10 February 176S 
his Lordlhip took to his third wife Ehzabeth ^, youngeii 
daughter of Rev. VVilham French of Oak-Port in the 
count V of Rofcomon, late Dean of Ardarh ; and deceafed 
2 O6lober 1783, leaving iffue by her Ladyfliip, who fur- 
vives himj two fons and two daughters, viz. 

(3) William, born 5 March 1 7 70. 

(4) Robert;, born 18 May 1773. 

(i) Lady Cecilia, born 28 December 1768; and 

(2) Lady Frances-Arabella, born 2 June 1771 ^. 

Jofeph, Jofeph, the fecond and prefent Earl of Milltown, fiie- 
2 cceded his father 2 October 1 783, and took the accuftomcd 
Earl, oaths and his feat in parliament 1 2 November that year ; '^ 
his Lordfhip is unmarried. 

Titles.] Jofeph Leefon, Earl of Milltown, and Vif- 
count and Baron of Rufsborough. 

Creations.] B. of Rufsborousjh in county of Wick- 
low, 4 May 1756 29 Geo. IL V. Rufsborough of RufTels- 
town m fame county, 8 September 1760 34 Geo. IL and 
E. of Milltown in county of Dublin 10 May 1763, 5 
Geo- in. 

Arms.] Ruby, a Chief, pearl, on the lower part n 
cloud, and rays of the fun ifTuing from thence, proper. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a demi-lion, rampant, with 
the fun in his paws. 

Supporters.] The dexter, an hunter, liniflcr, an 
hound, both proper- 

Motto.] Clarior e Tenebris. 

Seat.] Rufsborough in county of Wicklow, 16 miles 
from Dublin. 

' Commons Journal, * See Gore Earl of Arran, n.. 

-5 UKler's Ohice. " Lords Journal. V. 5930- 


( 1^7 ) 


O I R Toby Caulfeild, the founder of this noble family aj 
in Ireland, was defcended from anceftors of great anti- 
quity and worth in the county of Oxford; of which name 
-we find Richard de Cavefeld, who married AHce, lifter 
and heir to William Flaming, and had iiTue two fons, 
William, living i8 Edward I.; John; and a daughter 
Agnes, heir to her brothers, and married to Robert Lord 

Sir Toby Caulfeild, being initiated in the afrairs ofSirTobr, 
"wai, when very young, performed manv ferviceable and ' 
memorable actions in the reign of Q^ Elizabeth, againft ^^^o"* 
her majefty's enemies in Spain, the Low-Countries, and 
Ireland, (which are Ipecified in the preamole to his patent 
of creation to the title of Baron of Charlemount) and 
cfpecially againfl the formidable traitor O Neile, Earl of 
Tyrone. For ' after the naval expedition into the iflanda 
in 1597 was determined, certain old companies, con- 
iifting of 1050 foot, drawn out of the Low-Countries^ 
were appointed to winter in the Wefl of England, to 
which were added 950 new men in the fummer of 1598 : 
The command of thefe 2000 foot and 100 horfe was given 
to Sir Samuel Bagenal, appointed to go with them to 
Loughfoile in the North of Ireland : But, after the defeat 
of the Englifh, in Augufl, by Tyrone, at the Black- 
Kvater (wherein Sir Henry Bagenal, Marefchal of Jreland, 
who was going to relieve that caftle, 13 captains^ and 
1500 foldiers were flain) they were countermanded to 
Leinfter, to ftrengthen the Queen's forces in the heart 
of the kingdom ; and of thefe old companies captain Toby 
Caulfeild commanded one, with which he ferved under the 
Earl of ElTex, L. L. and in September 1599, when that 
Lord left the kingdom, was flationed at the Newry, with 
the command of 150 foot. Alfo, after the Lord Mount- 
joy was appointed L. D. he accompanied him, 13 Novem- 
ber 1600 to the fight of Carlingford againfl Tyrone ^; 


Moryfon'sHift, of Ireland, I, 5o. f Idem. 191, 


and in the end of that month was placed with 150 foot 
in garrifon at Dundalk- ^ 

The next year he was at the fic^c of Kingfale againil: the 
Spaniards ; and in the beginning of June 1602, the De- 
puty having collected his forces, took the field, entered 
Tyrone, and marched up to th-s paffage of the B/ack wa- 
ter, which he had the laft year difcovered to be moil con- 
venient to carry her majefty's forces that way into the 
heart of Tyrone : He there fpent fome time in caufing a 
bridge to be built over the river, and a fort adjoining, to 
guard the palTage ; which, from his own chriftian name, 
Charles, was called Charlemount, and left cap- 
tain Caulfeild, with his company of 150 men, to com- 
mand it ; whofe fervices were fo eminent, that the Queen 
was pleafed to reward him with a grant of part of Ty- 
rone's eftate, and other lands in the province of Ulller. 

After K. James's acceflion to the crown, he was ho- 
noured with knighthood ; called into his majefly's privy 
council ; made governor of the fort of Charlemount, and 
of the counties of Tyrone and Armagh ; and rewarded, 
for his fidelity .5]iid worthy fervicc, with many grants of 

lands * and employments. In the parliament, which 


* 20 January 1610 he pafTed patent for 1000 acres of land in the 
fcarony of Dungannon, and county of Tyrone ; to hold by fealty, 
and the yearly rent, from Eafter 1614, of tiight pounds, Engllfh 
money , with a licence for the next enfuing feven years to {\np 
and exjiort, duty free, out of any harbour of Ireland into England, 
or any other country in amity with the King, all manner of grain, 
hides, wool, linen-yarn, cloth, and all other commodities and mer- 
chandize whatfoever, growing within the feveral places of Armagh, 
Tvrone, Colraine, Donegal, city of Derry, Fermanagh, and Ca- 
van ; and to import from any of the King's dominions into Ireland 
all manner of viduals and utenfiis, materials and inftruments, to 
the aforementioned places, neceiFary for culture, &c. of the faid 
lands, with divers other privileges and advantages. Thefe looo 
acres were called Ballydonnell, on which Captain Nicholas Pynnar, 
in his furvey of Ulfter, which furvey he took from 1 December 1618, 
to 28 March 16 19 * tells us, he built a fair houie or calUe, in front 
80 feet long, and 28 broad j two crofs-ends 50 feet in length, and 28 
in breadth; the walls 5 feet thick in the bottom, and 4 at the top ; 
very good cellars, and all the windows of hewn iionej between the 
two crofs-ends whereof wejit a wall 18 feet high, and made a fmal! 
court within the building-, he made a Hone bridge over the river; 
and made it the fairelt building all together then in the North. On 
31 January 1611 were granted him 240 acres more, in the preclntfl of 


' Moryfon'sHift. of Ireland, I. 195. ^ Lodge MSS. 


met 1 8 May 161 3, he was returned knight for the count v 
of Armagh ; and by privy feal, dated at Royfton 11 De- 
cember 1614, in refped of the long experience the King 
had of his fufficiency and fidehty, and the approved fer- 
vice he had done his majefty, he conftituted him mafter 
of the ordnance, with the entertainment of 654I. 19s. 5d.i. 
a year for himfelf, a lieutenant, cornet, and 18 horfe- 
men at I2d. a day each 5 which office 1 5 November 161 6 
by letters then dated at Weftminfter, he was direded to 
furrendcr, and to have a regrant thereof, with fuch en- 
tertainment as Sir Oliver St. John had received, whicli 
was accordingly done 12 June 161 7, to be exercifed by 
himfelf, or his fufficient deputy, during life. 

20 May 161 5 he was appointed one of the council for 
the province of Munfter ; and was rated lool. to the fub- 
lidy granted 8 July that year * ; in 161 6 was captain of 
50 foot at ten (hillings by the day ^ ; and 24 September 
that year joined in commiflion with the L. D. St. John 
and others, for fetting cut the efcheated lands in Uifter > 
unto fuch Britifli undertakers, as were named in the fe- 
vpral tables of aflignation : Being alfo appointed a com- 

Vol. III. K miffioner 

Dungannon, at the rent of 36s. * ; in May 16 12 the Abbey of St. 
Peter and Paul or the houfe of Canons of the order of St. Auguflin 
at Armagh, with all the lands thereto belonging, at the rent of 5I. 
Iri(h ; and at the taking the inquifition concerning the polVeffions of 
that Abbey 22 September 1614, he was found to be feized of the 
premiffes in fee. Alfo, 25 March 1619 he obtained by patent all the 
mountains in the province of Ulfter, as concealments in that planta- 
tion *, and making a furrender of his eilate, had a renewal thereof 
in one patent, dated 12 July 1620, in the counties of Armagh, Ty- 
rone, Monaghan, Derry, Antrim, Louth, Cavan, Fermanagh, and 
Donegal, the lands being more particularly reprized, that fo an in- 
defeClible eftate of all his lands might remain to him and his heirs ; 
to which were added a Saturday market, and two fairs upon i Au- 
guft and Michaelmas-day, and two days after each, at Claddagh, 
otherwife Legarr^nroe in the county of Armagh ; a Saturday mar- 
ket, and two fairs on the feafts of All-Saints and St. Mark, and two 
days after each, at the Grange of Tulloghoge in the county of Ty- 
rone , with the creation of CalUe- Caulfeild and Clandaghmore into 
two diftindt manors, and to hold two fairs at any adjoining conveni- 
ent place to Caftle-Caulfeild, every Thurfday in Whitfun-week and 
10 Auguft, and two days after each, with power to impark 2000 
acres , he and his heirs to prepare and have co;iilantly ready in Caf- 
tle-Caulfeild, (even mufquets andcalivers, and feveiihand weapons, 
to arm 14 men, for the defence of him and his heirs againft the r.^- 
bels, or enemies to the crown , and to pay divers rents, amounting 
in the whole to 80L 13s. 6d. halfpenny a year. 

Lodge Colleft. 2 Cloeher's MSS. 

^ Rou pat, de Anno 9*? Jac, \ 'i\ p. f. ^ Idem. i^^. 1', p. i- 



miifrioncr by privy feal, dated at RufFord 8 Auguft 16199 
for the plantation of the county of Longford, and the 
territory of Elye-O Carrol in the King's county ; in which, 
and all his employments and trufts, the King found him (o 
faithful, diligent and prudent, that he thought him highly 
dclerving ot the Peerage of Ireland, and lo created him 
Lord Caulfeild, Baron of Charlemount by privy feal *, 
bearing date at Weflminfter i November,, and by patent ' -f 


* Wherein his Majefty thus exprefleth himfelf^ " As it is an ef- 
** pecial ornament of a kingdom, fo it is a Angular glory of a King, 
*' to advance fuch men to honour, who are molt eminent for their 
*' virtues in the commonwealth ^ for, favours done to worthy men 
*' do piiblifli the a\ithor's own goodnefs, and fo he is honoured by his 
*' own work: having therefore taken into our confideration the many 
*' hazardous adventures, which our trufty and well-beloved Sir To- 
*' bie Caulfeild, Knt, mafter of our ordnance, did with excellent 
*' valour and virtue undergo in the late trouble in our kingdom of 
*' Ireland-, and the good and faithful eudeavours, which he hath 
*' fince performed in the fervice of our crown ; we are gracioully 
pleafed to confer upon him, and his nephew Sir William Caul- 
feild, Knt. after him, if the faid Sir Tobieflialldye without heirs 
males of his own body, the title of a Baron of that realm. Thefc 
*' are therefore to require, ccc." 

-j^ The preamble largely pxprefTes his Majefty's reafons for confer- 
ring the honour, but the inrollmcnt being damaged by fome acci- 
dental moilture, is in fome parts illegible; however, the whole has 
been nearly recovered and is as follows : 

Quandoquidem inter CiEtera, quibus clariflTimarum Rerum publi- 
carum firmatur tutela et ampliatur Dignilas illuflris, quamplures 
funt et naaxime conipicua, qu?e in-fagacibus tranquilli Animi Confi- 
liis, et militari bus vegeiHi Mentis Difciplinis conliftunt , his quippc 
prarftantes, non folum fupra rude et ignavum Hominum vulgus, ve- 
rum ultra eos etiam, qui Resquidem arduas temerario tamen potius 
im])etu quam retila ratione traCtant, itaelevuntur, ut tanquam Aflra 
qu^dam cmicare videantur et fplendefceie. Cum itaque (ficut ab 
illis, qui nobis fpedatiffima Fide, quique Judicio et Magnanimitat 
pullent, acceperlmus) prjvdilet'r^us nobis et fidelis Tobias Caulfeild 
Kcjues Auratus, modo PrxfeCtus Comitatum nollrorum Tyrone et 
Ardmagh, Magifter Monitionum et Machinarum noftrarum bellica- 
rum (Anglice vocat*, Ordnance) et a fecretioribus noftris Confiliis in. 
didto Regno noftro Hibernian, generofa Profapia et perantiqua Stirpc 
Oiiiindus, a primo Juventutis limine Rebus bellicis itrenuam navit- 
verit operam, et pra^claro quafi Exordio Militiam aufpicaturus, fub 
infigniihmo illo Dut5h>re Martino Frobifher, longinquis illis fimul et 
periculoi'iiTmiis in remotas infulas de Azores Navigationibus Ado- 
lefcens interfuit, in quibus circa Hifpanicam Clallem tarn Navium 
ramiero et magnitudine, tarn Milituni et Tormentorum aliorumquc 
bellicorum Inftrumenrorum copia, ISlunitilhmam devincendam, et 
in variip, et eir, quidem alperrimis, tantl Jrineris cafibus perferendis, 
complurima Fortitudinis et excelfcC Indolis edidit Specimina tanto 


Rot, Anno iS^^ Jac. I. 2=^, p. D, 


.at Dublin 22 December 1620, limiting the honour to his 
nephew Sir William and his lilue male. 

K 2 20 Tvlarch 

DuClorl accept! iTima. Hie, perpetrate SuccefTu, exantlatis Labori- 
bus rurfu.s tentandam fibi Maris fortunam ratus (Moderante Nobi- 
liffimo Prgefe6lo Thoma Domino Howard, modo Sutiolciae Comite, 
aliquot Anglicis Navigiis) contra complures pugnacifiimasac inftruc- 

, tHrimas Hibernorum Rates, non procul ab ipfis Hifpanise Oris, Pr^lio 
fane acerrimo, inter cseteros fortius coiriniiiltantes, et prae CcSteris 
confimili eventu animofe decertavit 5 et poll non multum temporis 
(dudante per-egregio Viro Johanne Burrovves, Equite Aurato, Belli 
navalis peritiffimo) in eifdem pene Oris, verfus alios ex eadem fiifpa- 

. noru/nGente Perduelles, niaritimuni fibi triumphuni audacius pol- 

. licentes, non imf;ari periculo, non abfiniili rerum exitu, intrepiduni 
inter casteros le prscflitit Naumacharium et plurifariam Speilabilem. 
Exinde, ut Gioriam liudanii Salo partam, vSolo etiam et Stataria 
pugna infigniret, in Franciam, fub aufpiciis for tiiTimi Thom;^ Wil- 
liams, Equitis Aurati ) et deinde in Belgiam, durante famofiflimo 
exiiltantis Bellon?e Heroe Francifco Vere, Equite itidem auraio, 
profedus, in pluribus earum Regionumlocis, f;vient!bus illic intel- 
tini Martis procellis, fmgulari Animi et Corporis robore niilitavit in 
atrocibus prjeliantiuni conflldibus, in diutinus Urbium munitaruni 
oppugnationibus et expugnationibus, et prjccipue in Oppidl iliius, 
quod Dreux appellant, indigene Obfidio, dum in Mo;nia crebris 
Arietum et ferrerorum Globuiorum impulfibus femiruto, et paribus 
artibus et machinis ac validis Defenforibus propugnata, inter pri- 
anos, non fine graviflTin-io in Capite vulnere, impavide intravit. Pofi 
tanta non vulgaris Strenultatis Indicia, publicis omnium prasconiis 
celebratus, in chariffim^ et acternum clanifimgeSororis nofirce Eliza- 

.bethae, nuper Anglian, Francis et Hiberniae Reginas, et Magnatunx 
fuorum Notltiam pervenit, et Gratiam non modicam, ac Turmje 
militari terreftribus praeliis deilinatae Dudor (Capitaneum vocatus) 
defignatus in diClae Principis ac Patri?e fuas, et inclitilTimi Robert! 
nuper Comitls EiVexi^e famuiitio, et Calelis validiirnni fimul et di- 
tiflfimi Emporii expugnationefe exlmium pr?fbalt, ac Duiloris titulo 
dignilfimum et Authoritate. His tanquam yelFigiis & gradibus, 
jam in clarltatem et Famae veluti theatrum deduClus et locatus, iu 

.magnis deinde Rebus, etarduis tarn Belli quam Pads Negoriis con- 
tinud infategabili verfatus elt Indullria ; Capitaneus quippe Cohortis 
militaris merit6 couftitutus, ex Anglia in Hiberniam transfretavir. 
Regioneni, tunc temporis atrocifilmi? Rebellium et efteratorum Ho- 

.minum, et praefertini Hugonis nuper Coniitis Tyrone infultibus, ex- 
curfionibus et rapinis vaftatam et multipliciter pene opprelfam. Ibi 
Locorum Proregentibus illic praefato Comite Eliexije, et mox cautifTi- 
mofimul et in Bello promptilfimo Charolo, Domino Mountjoy, Co- 

.mitis Devonia:^ titulo poftea infignito, immenfain Caftrenfis difcipli- 
nae et bellic?p prudentiae Laudera. confecutus elt, partirn dum in peri- 
culo et Rapina expofitiifmiis ea tempeftate Ultoni^ co!ifinibus, tem- 
poribus ditficIUimis, circumfonantibus undique Rebellium Armis, 
ipfe interdum Millenario, et fspius pauciori Mi'itantium nnmero 
Itipatus, ferociiTimorum hollium incurfiones viriliter non fuftinuit 
tantum, fed repreifit etiam et difpulit ; et crebris in hoftiles terras 
Expeditionibus, ingentes pra^da?, innumera fpolin, infignium Cap- 
tivcrum riumcrum, et plurimas Yidorias reportavit ; partim in di- 



20 March 1621 he was joined in a commiffion of in- 
quiry concerning the ftate of religion and juilice ; of 


iiturno maritimi Oppidlde Kinfalc in Momonia, muris, vallis, fof- 
fjs, macViinis ct caitellis probe muniti Oblidio -, eo fcilicet Loco et 
Tempore aliq.uot Hifpanorum millibus aiuedidiim Oppidum occu- 
pant! bus et acriter defenfantibus, defcifcente interim aperte tota 
TJltonia^ tota fere Momonia,. etnonnulla parte Connacia, memora- 
tus Proditorum Come? nup-r Tironenfis, et conjund^ illi propemo- 
dnm univerfe omnium Rebellium Hibernenfium Copise militares, in: 
Charoli Proregis ct c^terorum Obfidiantium interitum, et totius 
Hiberni?e SubjiJgationem, convenerunt ingenti Arm.atorum multi- 
tudine, apportati confidentia ; hie (li plufquam alias) tanquam Are- 
am et Campum fibi fortuua delcgit ubi in Arenam et Pugnam de- 
fcenderent, ubi animos et vires experirentur, hinc julia 

fubditorum Principis ct Patri^r amantifTimorum indignatio, Fides 
tincera, iufrada Conilantia, Labor indefeilus, et reljq,vi3e Virtutes 
beroicve V ''"^^s boillum ac Rebcilium irritatorum pariter et irritan- 
tium odium implacabile, dolofa Vafrities^ Pertinacia immanis, et 
crteri incompofits Mentis rx-llus, quos pro Virtutibus frutlra oiieri- 
rant homines obllinati, five perfidi, livd barbari. Port crebra hie 
cum obfeffis non incruenta CertJUTiina, et plurima hinc inde aliquot 
ties confedhi, tentata fsepius Stratagemata, tandem contra univerfa 
Hollium et Rebellium contluentia (ut fuperius defcripfmius) Agminn,, 
aperto Marte, per aliquot horas ftrenminme depugnatiim eil, et fiifls 
demum cum magna ilrage Perdueilibxis et proditoribus, nonnullis- 
tamen eorum fuga falutem quperentib\i? Oppidum ftatim deditione 
redditum eft Viclori proregi. Ilia Area, illo Campo, illis Pra;liis et 
Periculis, Tokia^ ille non interfuit tantum, fed bene magna- Mili- 
taniium Cohorti Capiianei ct Yice-Colonelli locum obtinens, laud- 
atiilime pr.cfnit, ac'manu et tolerantia gregarii Militis Animis et 
Confilioprovidi Dudoris paries egit, etperegit, Olficia. Dehinc, in- 
" ' Lullra eti Spolia f'la tlltonienfla fugito ante Hugone illo nefario et 

infeijcispu-gn?e reliquias recolligente, et nobis fubinde et magnis Se- 
quaciam ftiorura Copiis non parum iirmato, f?epe memoratus Dudor 
Munimini five Aggeii (Fortilagium vocant) Charolomontano, a 
Prorege ad reprimendos HoiVium aifultus et populationes in ComitatU' 
Ardmachanenfi, paulo ante eredo et conltituto, et aliquot Copiis 
militaribus eo Lo-jo collocatis,, pr?efe6lus eil redo prudentilfmii Prore* 
gis ]udicio et Deledu. Hofce modo contrahens, modo educens et 
Teducens, modo conjunttim, modo feparatim,. manipulos callidlflTimi 
Proditoris ita dilfipavit, etdolisita occurrit et illuiit, ad eo Rebelli- 
um latebras exagitavit, depredationes praevenit, infultus repulit, et 
Oppldos depopulando, abigendo Pecora, Silvasexfcindendo, illosf^c 
afilixit, ut terrorem eis non minimum intulerit, fibi famam acquifi- 
verit iingularem ; folita vero Proregi? providentia et I'ortitudine effec- 
tum efi, ut oblliiiatus dudum ille Hugo et Commilitonum fuoruni 
^ nonnuUi, animis deje6fis, abjedis, armis, Veniam fuppliciter pete 
rent, et a mitilfm-io Principe impetrarent. Itafopitis, riiagis quam 
finitis Belloruni tumultibus, pol\ pauxillimum temporis Regio et 
Refpublica Hibernenfis, divina favente dementia, noftro Imperio- 
et Monarchic accelfit, et reliqu-ie deinde Rebellium cohortes, nee 
paucjc nee parve, partim Armis et Aufpiclls nollris fubattae, partim 
augufti Nominib aoilri five terrore live veneiatlonc conllernatap funt et 



trade and the army ; the plantations and revenues, &'c. 
then fettled and praSifed in Ireland, and by what means 
any abufe might, with honour, juftice and convcniency 
be re-formed ; and, with Henry, Lord Doc wra , Francis, 

, Lord 

deditar, ac unlverfa Hiberiiia, pod tot annorum afCdue c?edibus, 
bellis, de.pracdatioiiibus Villaruin, et Domortim incendiis, fame, 
feritate, barbaritate, Pau-pertate, et fordibus perpetuo iiiiignium, 
'feu potius infamiuni curriculos, nolho fub imperio pacata devenitet 
tranqullla , et (quod llupendius eft) non paruni Agrkultv.ra, Pifca- 
tionibus, fodinis, atfltiere Mercatorlbus, Jiiuporiis et Mercimoniis, 
,*hic ingenitis et exportandis, illic adventitis et iinportatis abuudare, ' 
Artlbus tarn liberalibus quam mechanicis florere, et omni civilis 
Cultus genere mirum in modujn excreTcere, quafi pundo temporis 
vifa ei\ et exfurgere. Hujufniodi notuin et nobis coinniendatuin 
"Mentis Tobmm ilium, jamiiolhum, Mmibficeritia uollraregia.fovcre 
et illultrare ierio nieditati, ex gratiofo noltro in eum "favore, ilium 
Fortilagio Charolomontano pr.cpol'uimus, prlvatls Confiliis noibis in 
Regno noftro Bibernix admillainus, Comitatuin Tyronenlis et Ard- 
machanenfis Gubernationem ei fublUtuimus, Munitiommi et Machi- 
inarum noftrarum bellicarum Magillrum coivilituimus,, et aliis pr-ctte- 
;rea n'^aximi Momenti Negotiis ejus curne demandatis, habileni et dig- 
.nura, cui majora delegarentur, comperti fumus, et expert! quantum 
autem Munimenti et Ornatus magn^ parti Ultoiii?e attulerit, Eire- 
aiarchxmunera nsquanimiter obeundoj Coloniis nollris in illlus Pro.- 
jirincige modelam^ falutem, imo vitam noih-o nutu formatis et firma- 
tis, alacriter ,promovendis et ampliandls; fiuceio vernc Religionis 
<^ultu propagando barbaris et incondltis agrelHum et Silvaticorum ^ 

Homitium moribuset ritibus extirpandis ; traduClis-eorum perpluri- 
bus ad Civilitatis iiormam et coiulnuatis, nonnullos nielioris not;c 
patet, et nos, quibusnoilra et nolh-orum decora contueri lludiam ell, 
pariter ac voluptas, accurate novimus et l?etaiuer approbamus. Iji 
omnibus certe tarn belli et armorum, quampaci;- et tog?e Muniis eo 
mentis et corporis Vigore, eo genio et ingenic, Vires et Virtutes fuas 
<^xeruit et exercuit, ut laudabili Induftria gelferit OJimia felici eventu 
pene. Cumque hujufmodi Rerum geltarum gloria eminentes Viros, 
t nobis feu alicui Anteceliorum naltrorum Regalium grata pr^ellau- 
tes obfequia excitare, amare atque animare, ac Honorum ofnare ti- 
tulis, ad J>ignitatis nqltrx rcgine muniis, ad quod, divine evefti Be- 
neficio concelfuque tumus, in primis pertinere exllHmamus; turn ut 
sequiffimos rios Rerum et Homiivam Cogniteres et /Bltimatores, turn 
ut fideliter nobis aut alicui Progenitorum nofti'orum infervientibu?, 
regiam noftram aftbre munificentiam praslentia et futura agnol'cant 
tempora , unde etiam ill-udriori aliquo lllulirioris Dignitatis nomine 
et gradu nobilitandum duximus, et evehendum fupra-memoratunx 
-Confiliarium noftrum et illius poileros.; et in his ^rfsclpue, ejus ^r. 
Fratre Nepotem, IVilJiehmcrn CauIfeilJ, Equitn\ auratum, peregre^ 
gi;e Indo^is et Animi viruni, et Patruarum Virtutum militarivmi, 
immo et cjeterarum, non fpecie tenuF, fed opera er opere Imitato- 
rem ilrenuum. Sciatis igitur, quod nos, intuitu Pr;emiflbrum^ dic- 
fum Tohiam Caulfeild favore profequentes gratlofo, ac ipfius bene- 
jnerita ampliori Honoris titr.lo et Favoris nolhi chnrni^ere compen- 
fare et ornnre volentes in hog di(rto Regno nottro Hibeniior, d.e Of^r 
tia noftra fpecUll, &.c. 


Lord Aunn;ier ; and others, was appointed 15 July 1624, 
a commifiioner and keeper of the peace in the provinces 
of Leinilcr and Uifter, during the Deputy's abfence to 
ovefee the plantations *. 

His Lordihip made his laH: will 22 July 1627 f and 
dying a batchelor 17 Auguft following, jet. 62, was in- 

* Sir Thomas Dutton, one of the gentlemen of the King's privy 
chamber, for the funi of 200I. nominated his Lordfhip, 23 Decem- 
ber 1622 his aflig,nee, to ihe L. D. and Chancellor, to receive a grant 
of the caiHe and fort of Charlentount, with all the lands and here- 
ditaments thereof, in the counties of Armagh and Tyrone; and to 
hold a fair on i Augult, a Wednefiay market, and all other privi- 
leges whatfoever , which grant p:fl'ed the Great Seal 1 March 1662, 
to him and his h^i^s for ever, at the yearly rent of 20 fhiilings Iri{h, 
to the crown, 

-|- And thereby commends his foul ln!:o the hands of God, his 
Maker and P.edeemer, hoping aihiredly through the merit? of J efus 
Chriit his Saviour, to be made partaker of l.fe everlalUng, and com- 
mends hiS to the earth, to be bux-ied according- to the direitiou 
of his fcTiecutors ; having 21 September 16x2 enfeoffed the L. D. 
Chichcller, the Lords Moore and Blaney, and Sir Jofias Bodley in 
all his eftate, to the ufe of his lall v.'ill ; he ordains that tbey Ihould 
flandfeized of the late dillolved abb^v of Armagh, and all his lands 
^vithin the town ?nd fields of Arm.agh, then in the polfeiTion of his 
kinfman George Chambers, to the ufe ^f his faid nephe'.v, George 
Chambers, and his niece, Jane Chambers, wife of the faid George, 
for life, remainder to their eldel^ fon Thomas; and his heirs male, 
remainder to their fecond fon, then living, and every of their other 
fons in tail male, remainder to the heirs of the faid Jane; remainder 
to his nephew Sir William Caulfeild and his heirs for ever. He leaves 
to the faid Jane 200I. Englifh, to be paid to her, or her hufband, 
Avithin three years after his deceafe, he giving good iecurity for the 
payment thereof to his three daughters, Jane, Magdalen and Anne, 
viz. one hundred marcs toeach, at their tefpeftive marriages or ages 
of 18 years. The feoffees toftand feized of all his eftates within the 
counties of Tyrone, Monaghan, Derry, and Antrim, to the ufe of 
Sir William Caulfeild his nephew, and the heirs male of liis body, 
to whom he alfo bequeathed his ertate lately belonging to Henry 
jMac-Shane O Neale, being a proportion of 1500 acres in the barony 
ofOrier and county of Armagh, granted to the faid Henry by K. 
James, upon the divifion of the fix efcheated counties in Ulfter. He 
hequeaths to his nephew Francis Staunton and his heirs 50I. Englifli, 
yearly, until he or they were paid 400I. at one payment ; to his niece 
Lettice Staunton 300k Engliflh -, to Francis, fon of his late niece Do- 
rothy, wife of Doclor Alexander, 200!, Englifh, to be paid him at 
the age of twenty-four years, and in the mean time 20I. a year to- 
wards his maintenance. To Captain John Sandford, hufband ofhis 
late niece Anne 200I. Englifn to be equally divided among his daugh- 
ters at the time of their marriage. To Sufan, daughter ofhis niece 
Dorothy Coventry 50}. at marriage, and in the mean time 5I. a 
year towards her maintenance. To his niece Alice, wife of Mr. Mar- 
tin of Worcelierfliire lool, EngliAi. To all his hoalhold fervants one 




tcrredthe 2i September in Chrifl-church, Dublin . He 
was fucceeded by his nephew Sir William, fon of his bro- 
ther Do6tor James CaulFeild, who had iflue alfo five 
daughters, viz. Jane, (married to George Chambers, and 
had Thomas, Francis, Jane, Magdalen, and Anne) ; 
Lettice, (firft to Francis Staunton, and fecondly to Wil- 
liam Peifley Efqs.) ; Dorothy, (to Do6tor Alexander, and 
had a fon Francis) ; Anne, (to captain John Sandford, 
and had iffiie) ; and Alice, to Mr. Martin of the county 
of Worcefter, and was mother of major Fowke Martin. 

Sir William Caulfeild, the fecond Baron of Charle- Sir 
mount, was knighted by the L. D. St. John, ^ and i June Wilham, 
1 62 1, had a reverfionary grant of the office of mailer* ^ 
general of the ordnance, after the deceafe of his uncle, t> 
whom he fucceeded, and enjoyed it until his furrendcr 
thereof to K. Charles I. 2 September 1634, who 17 of that 
month conferred it upon Sir John Borlace. On 17 June 
1621, he was confirmed in the government of Charle- 
mount for life, having 150 men in garrifon ; and 13 
Auguft 1628 was joined in commiflion with the L. D. 
Falkland and others, for granting anew all the efcheated 
lands, which were lately fallen to the crown in the pro- 
vince of Ulfter. On 4 November 1 634, he took his feat 
in the Houfe of Peers, after the Lord Chancellor had 
moved to know the pleafure of the houfe, whether he 
fhould be admitted to his place, having brought neither 
writ of fummons nor patent ; whereupon it was refolved, 
that his Lordlliip fhould be admitted, in as much as they 
were all fatisfied . he was a lord of parliament ^. From 
which time to 1 1 March following, having been a dili- 
gent attendant in the houfe, he had then leave to profe- 


year's wages. His feoffees to (land fevzed of all his eflate in the coun- 
ty of Armagh, not formerly difpofed of, for the payment of his lega- 
cies and annuities, if his goods were not fulficient, and after to the 
ufe of Sir William Caulfeild and his heirs. And having an eftate in 
the proportion of Fentonagh, and other lands, by a conveyance 
made by John Lee, Efq. he devifed the fame to the faid John for 
life, remainder to Arthur, fon and heir apparent of Sir Daniel Lee, 
Bart, and his heirs male, remainder to the faid Sir Daniel and Mary 
his wife, and the heirs of the body of the faid Lady Mary, remain- 
.<ier to Sir William Caulfeild and his heirs. Appoints Sir Charles 
Moore, Sir Roger Jones, Sir Adam Loftus, and Sir Nicholas White, 
Knts. overfeers of his will, to each of whom he bequeaths 5I. ita 
jnonev or plate at their elei^ion, and conftitutes Sir William. CauU 
feild executor. (Lodge and Perug. Othce.) 

^ MSS. Epifc. Clcgh. 2 itieni. 3 Lords Jour. I, 2A, 


cute the execution of feveral commiflions, nearly concern- 
ing him *. He was again prefent in the parliament, 
which met 16 March 1639, but departed this life in 1640, 
(as appears by inquifition f taken at Dungannon 18 Fe- 
bruary that year) and having married Mary, daughter of 
Sir John King, Knt. (anceflor to the Earl of Kingfton) had 


"* He increafed his cftate by feveral purchafes ; and 17 September 
1639, in vir!:uc of the conimifTion of grace, and for the fine of 
119I. 19s. 2d halfpenny half farthing, had a confirmation of all his 
lands in the counties of Armagh, Tyrone, Monaghan, Derry, An- 
trim, and Louth; to hold to him and his heirs, with diveis privi- 
leges and jurifdiitions. 

-y Before John Perkins, Efq. and others, by virtue of a commif- 
fion dated at Dublin i of that month, which found him feized of his 
faid uncle's eflate, and that 16 November 1640, he fent for William 
Samback, Solicitor-General, .to his houfe in Dublin to draw his will, 
fend to that intent delivered unto him a paper of his own hand-wri- 
ting to be confulted by him, that he might draw his will, according 
to the true intent and purport of the fame, which was of the follow- 
ing etfe(5t: A diredion for the fettlement of my ellate by will 13 
*' December 1640-, firli, I intend all the lands in the county of At^ 
*' magh, with fort-lands belonging to the fort of Charlemount, ly- 
*' ing in the county of Tyrone and others (particularly mentioned) 
*' to my wife for jointure, giving all my children maintenance, ex- 
cept the eldell and fecond fons, till they arrive at'the age of twen- 
ty-one years, the fons then to have either of them lool. per annum, 
during their natural lives j the daughters to have either of them 
1500I. paid them at the day of their marriage. TomyTecond 
' fon 1 leave all thofe lands which were purchafed by my late un- 
*' cle, the Lord Toby Caulfeild, from Henry Mac-Shane O Neile, 
*' with the town of Cloycorvan, he dying without heirs the faid lands 
*' to return to my wife during her life, and then to my elder fon, 
*' ccc. Item, I bequeath all my lands lying in the county of Tjr- 
** rone (except before excepted) witji the lix tates lying in the county 
*' of Monaghan, to my eldelt fon and heir, my debts being firft 
** paid out of the fame, and if he takes a wife with his mother's 
*' approbation, then that the debts aforefaid be fatlsfied with part or 
*' all given by his wife, and fo much of the lands freed to his owii 
" ufe as he fhall fo difengage. 1 ialfo becpieath my moveables and 
*' immoveables to my faid wife, as (he fhall pleafe td difpofe o 
" them, always provided that Ihe leave reafonable furniture or br'afs', 
" pewter, and bedding, in the houfe called Caftle-Caulfeild -, my 
" funeral and burial-place I alfo leave to her difpohng. Item, | 
" bitend tliat my couhn Staunton's legacy of 50I. per annum be 
*' reckoned among my debts. I alfo bequeath lool. to my nephevr 
*' Robert Berry, and 50I. to my niece Sufanna Coventry; a dia- 
" moild ring of lol. price to my fervant Henry Broome; and lol. 
*' to my fervant Patrick Dory, to be paid in one year after my de- 
*' ceafe by my wife. I alfo leave the houfe in the city of Dublin 
*' called the London Tavern to my faid wife, to difpofe of to whom 

" fhe pleafcs during the "The inquifition here breaks off, and 

jiompreisiarollcd. (Rot. pat, Cane. O.Cromwell, i*.p. f. Lodge MS.) 



iffue by her * (who furvived him 21 years, 14 of which 
fhe had been banilhed from her eftate, as (he obferves in 
her laft "will, wherein fhe orders her body to be buried in 
the parifh church of Muilaghbrack, and which bears 
date 16 July 1663, and was proved 15 Awguft) fcven fons 
and three daughters, viz. 

Toby, (i) 

Robert, (2) 

William, fucceffive Barons of Charlemount, (^J 


* Her LadyOiip underwent great hardfhips, and fuffered inex- 
^refTible troubles by the rebellion of 1641 ^ but afcer the redudioij 
of Ireland by Cromwell, and the fettlement of the kingdom under 
/commifTioners of government, Oie preferred a petition to thena for 
relief, and obtained an order 28 June 1653, recommending her to 
the confiderarion of Colonel Venables, Colonel Barrowe, and the 
rc-ll of the conimlffioners of revenue of the precin^l, wherein her 
tenants were refident, to alfift her in order to the planting and im- 
proving of her eftate, fo far as might ftand with public fafety, and 
the due payment of contribution j and forasmuch thereof as was 
wafte, to allow her the benefit of all orders granted to proieftants, as 
encouragement to plant their lands in Ireland *. And further, (he 
had an allowance from the ftate 10 March 1655, of five fhillings a 
day for her fupport, to be paid in the precindl of Belfaft 2, which 
determined 24 December 1656 3, being "the additional pay intended, 
to the Lord Caulfeild, as governor of Charlemount. By her will 
(he left to her daughter Mary Bafill lool. the like fum to her fon 
John, and to her daughter Margaret Achefon. To John, Iwlf the 
pewter and brafs, two beds, two pair of fheets, and two blankets, 
in her houfe in Stephen's-ftreet, with her great filver cann, ten filver 
fpoons, and one of the great beer cups. To her danghter Achefon, 
the leafe of her faid houfe, and the reft of her furniture there, and 
one half of her cattle, (the other half to John) except one milch 
cow and calf, and one working garran to Mrs, Slegg, with two cow 
and two calves to enfign Henry Robinfon, To her daughter Ache- 
fon, hei* leafe of the lands of Black-Water and tenements, which 
her hu (band purchafed. To her daughter Mrs. Anne Wroath, 20'u 
to her grand-child, Sir William Gore, Bart. aol. To her grand- 
children, Mary, Alice, and Eiiz^^beth, daughters of her fon Willi- 
hm, Lord Caulfeild, and to Mary and Martha Achefon, and Lettice 
Harris, lol. each. To the filenced niinifters and diftrelfed widows, 
40s. to the poor of Charlemount 5I. to thofe of St. Stephen's and St. 
Werburgh's 50s. each. To thofe of Muilaghbrack in the county of 
Armagh 3I. To the preacher of her funeral fermon 40s leaves other 
legacies, appoints Mrs. Mary Jones alias Copley, and her daughters 
Mary and' Margaret, overfeers , and as tol;ens of her gratefulnefs, 
bequeaths to Mrs. Jones 20I. to be paid in 20s. pieces of gold ; to her 
daughters and fon John, ^1. each, to buy them black. To her Jliler 
XJrny alias King 20I. and to her daughter lol. (Prerog. Oftice). 

' Council Office, Book I of Orders, p. 253. 

5 Civil Lift for 1654 in Council Office. 

5 Idenic and Council Office, Book II. Anno p. 123, 


r^) George, killed at the liege of Dunkirk. 

/A John, to whom his mother left all her title, property 

and interefl:, which Ihe had purchafed in the fix Plowlands 
or Balliboes of Cullentragh, Andernagh, Aghonolewen, 
Drumfredadowen, Derrineanagh and Corncmody in thcv 
county of Tyrone. He was drowned at fea, and left a 
widow, Rofe, to whom, in 1676, 200I. a year wasgranted 
for life '. 

f6) , and 

{7) Thomas, of Donamon, of whom prefently. 

(i) Daughter Anne, was firfl: married to Sir Ralph Gore of 

Magherabe^^g in the county of Donegal, Bart, whofe great 
grandfon hath been created Earl of Rofs ; fecondly to Sir 
Paul Harris, and thirdly to Sir John Wroath,'by both of 
whom fhe had iffue. 

(^) -Mary, the fecond wife ^ to William Bafill of Donna- 

, carney near Dublin, Elq. appointed, 18 July 1649 At- 

torney-general of Ireland. He Avas coufin and next heir 
to Anne, only daughter of Martin Bafill, Efq. who died 
23 June 1642, at Drumboe, in the county of Donegal, 
where he had refided fome years, and faid Anne, dying 
8 January following, he became poilefled of the eftate. 
On 9 April 1652, he had 80I. a year allowed him as 
Attorney-general, for the commonwealth of England in 
Ireland, and 120I. a year falary. In managing the re- 
venue and other public affairs, to commence from 24 June 
165 1 ^. He made his wili 19 December 1691, proved 9 
January 1694, and died in November 1693, having had 
iffue by his faid wife, (who deceafed 24 January 1668, 
and was buried the next day at St. MichaePs) two fons, 
Martin-Caulfeild appointed by his father's ^ill, his fole 
executor and heir, and Bafill '. 

(3) Margar-et, married 3 November 1659 to Sir George 

Achefon of Market-hill and Cioncarney, in the county 
of Armagh, Knt. anceftor to Sir Archiba,!d, created Vif- 
count Gosford^ 
Family Captain Thomas Cau^Feild, the feventh fon, was feated 
of at Donamon in the county -of Rofcomon, and 29 March 
^ponamon. 1^55 appointed a maiier in chancery ; in which after the 
redoration, he was continued 26 February 1660, and in 
the parliament of 1661 reprefejvced the borough of Charle- 
mount ; but In K. James's parliament ,of ]689, was at- 
tainted, and had his eftate of 584I. a year, fclzed and f^- 


Lodge. 2 Uinei's Office. , 

^ Ccuncil Office, B. of Order?, N"^. 4, p. 173. * Prerog. Offite, 


qucftered *. He married (after havinq; been publiilied 
in Newgate- market, li, 15 and 22 July 1657) Anne> 
daug^hter of Charles, the fecond Vilcount Moore oF Drog- 
heda, and by her who was burled in the choir of Chrill- 
church 3 December 1672, had ilfue two Tons and three 
dauH;hters, viz. William his heir ; Rev. Tob}^ Caulfeild, 
"who in i6q6 wasprefented to the un;onof the nine vlcar- 
ai^es of Tawnaf>:h, in the diocefsof EI phi n and county of 
Sligo, was Archdeacon of Killala, and by Anne, daughter 
of Adam, Ion of Cain O iiaraof Nymphsfield, Efq., had 
the Rev. Adam Caulfeild, A. M. ; lieutenant Richard 
Caulfeild of Ardcree, county of Slis:o (who by Elizabeth 
his wife, who died in or before July I737 left iflue 
George, and Anne), and other cliildren. The three dauafh- 
tcrs were xMary, married to Thomas CufFe of BHlymoe, 
Kfq. (by v;hom Ihe had Francis Cuffe, Rfq. Caulfeild 
Cuffe, prefcnted 27 April 1729, to the re6tory and vica- 
rage of Enis-mac-falnt, in the diocefs of Clogher ; and 
other children) ; Alice ; and Sarah. 

William Caulfeild of Donamon, Efq. fucceeded his fa- 
ther in i6qo, he was attainted and had his eilate of 240I. a 
year fequeilered ; being bred to the profeffion of the law, 
he was appointed i December 1708 the Qiicen's fecond 
ferjeant, and during her reign ferved in parliament for 
Tulfke, (erected into a boroug;h 24 July 1662.) On 8 De- 
cember 17 14 he fucceeded Mr. Saunders as his Majefty^s 
prime ferjeant, and 3 June 17 15 was made fecond jufticc 
of the King's-bencii, in the room of Thomas Coote, Efq. 
which in 1734 he refigned, and died at Donamon 24 
Auguft 1737- He married Lettice, fourth daughter of 
Sir Arthur Gore of Newtown in the county of Mayo, 
Bart, v^hofe defcendant Sir Arthur Gore, was created Earl 
pfArran, and had iffue (i) 

Thomas Caulfeild of Donamon, E'*q. member of par- 
Jlment for Tuilke, who died unmarried, 23 OQ:ober 
1747. ^ (2) 

Toby, who in 08ober 1727 was choferi member alfo 
for TuifKe, and died unmarried in May 1741. (3) 

Wil!iam, who died in 1745, and by Frances Gunter 
his wife left a fon Gore, an officer in the army. /a\ 

St. George Ciulfeild, Efq. chofen in O6i:ober 1727 
member of parliament for the faid borough ; created 
LL. D. 9 July 1734 ; and in that month 1735 appointed 


Harris's LifeofK. William Folio, App. p. 51, ^vhlch i^yles lilm 


of council to the commiflloners of his Majcfty's revenue. 
.6 O6tober 1739 he was made folicitor-general of Ire- 
land ; was appointed 15 January 1741 attorney-ge- 
neral, in the room of John Bowes, Efq., made chief 
baron of the exchequer ; i Odober 1751, fucceeded Tho- 
jnas Marlay, Efq. as chief juftice of the King's bench^ 
and 14 of that month was fworn of his Majelly's privy 
council. He died unmarried, 19 June 1778. 
(^) Rev. Robert Caulfeild, A- M. incumbent of Monafter- 

evan in the county of Kildare, was prefented 28 February 
1 73 1 to the reOiory of Harriftown in faid county, and 
in June 1754 to the vicarage of Finglas in the county of 
Dublin, with which he held the faid refiory of Harrif- 
town and that of Kilbrackan. He married Mary, daugh- 
of ., Brown of Caflie-hill in the county of Down, 

Efq. and had iffue Robert-St. -George, baptized 7 July 
1738 ; Toby, born in 1750, member of parliament for the 
borough of Tulfke, and died unmarried ji March 17725 
and Arabella. 

(1) Daughter Eleanor, died unmarried in 1736. 

(2) A^ice, died at Caftle-Coote, in March 1755 unmarrieqf. 

(3) Lettice, married to Blayney Walcot Browne of Balli- 
( vara in the county of Limerick, Efq., fworn Barrifter at 

Law in February 1742^ who died at Lifbon in March 
1754 without iffiie '^. 

Toby, Toby, the third Baron of Charlcmount, in 1639 was rc- 
3 turned to parliament for the county of Tyrone ; and fuc- 

paron. ceeded his father as Governor of the Fort of Charlemount, 
a very confideraWe and important place at the time of 
the rebelhon of 1^41, where he then lived, having his 
company of 97 foot (at 15 fhiUings a day on the eftabli{h- 
ment) in garrifon ; but on Friday 22 O6tober, he was 
furprized and made prifoner, with all his family, and 
afterwards murdered by Sir Phelim O Neile's directions ; 
the circumflanccs whereof are related in the note *. ;-* 
His Lordlhip dying unmarried, ihe hpnour devolved on 
his next brother, 


*Slr Phelim ONeile that day weitt to dine v.'ithhis Lordihip, who 
very joyfully received and entertained hini; but Sir Phelim having 
appointed that viTit, as a fign to his Irifh followers, they repaired 
thither in great numbers, raid his Lordfhip's whole company, witii 
the Captain -Lieutenant Anthony Stratford, were either killed or 
imprifoned, and all the arms and goods feized by Sir Phelim, who 
t?eing thus mailer of the place, marched that very night and took 

Dungannoai ; 
f Ledge Collect. " * 



Robert, the fourth Baron, v/ho was a captain after the Robert, 
rebellion began, but enjoyed the title only a few months, 4 

his EaroT!, 

Dungannon : and * after keepiri-g his Lordfhip, with his mather, 
firters, brothers, and the relt of" his family fifteen weeks prifoners \n 
Charlemount, fent them about five miles difiance to KiUenane, the 
houfe of Lawrence Netterville -^ and the next day fendmgaway Ma- 
jor Patrick Dory, the Lord Caulfeild earnefily defi.ed Sir Phehrn, 
that the Major might llay with him, becaufe he could fpeak the 
Iriih language; but Sir Phelim anfwered, that the Major was a 
traitor, and fhould not ilay with his Lordfhip, but that he fhould 
have better company before night ; and the fame day, in the Ma- 
jor's prefence, committed the charge of his Lordfhip to Captain 
Meale Modder O Neile and Captain Neale Mc. Kenna of Me Trough 
in the county of Monaghan, with directions to convey him to 
Qonghowter-Caltle. That night he was taken to Kinard, Sir Phe- 
lim's awn Cafile, when going into the Caftle, between the faid two 
Captains^ the latter fpoke to Edmund Boy O Hugh, fofter-brother 
to Sir Phelim, faying, Where is your heart novj .^ Whereupon the 
faid Edmund fhot his Lordfhip in the back, whereof he then died. 
And that fame night there were alfo fifteen or fixteenof Sir Phelim's 
fervants and tenants, all Englifh and Scots, murdered at Kinard, 
among whom was a bafe fon of Sir Phelim's alfo murdered, becaufe 
his mother was a Britifh woman. And it is further obferved, that: 
Peter Pilly his Lordfbip'^s fervant, three months before the rebellion 
broke out, being threatened by the Lady Caulfeild, that flie would 
turn him away unlefs he would go to church , he faid, fhe need not 
trouble herfelf, for he did believe (he would not ilay long at Charle- 
mount herfelf ; And the day the rebellion began, he went with Sir 
Phelim to Qiarlemount, and took away his Lordfhip's horfes. 

His murder was perpetrated o i March 1641, and this further 
circumftance is added by the examination of William Skelton, then 
a fervant to Sir Phelim O Neile, who faw the tranfatiion from a 
window, that as his Lordfhip was entering in at the outward-gate 
of Kinard houfe, one Art Clogholey Hugh fired his piece at him, 
and milled to difcharge it; whereupon another rebel, named Edmond 
Boy O Hugh cocked his piece and (hot his Lordfhip, being on foot, 
who fell down, and uttered thefe words, Lord^ have mercy upon 

It alfo appears by the depofitlon of Mrs, Jane Beer^ that not long 
after his Lordfhip was murdered, the murderer was taken and im- 
prifoned in the gaol of Armagh ; and had three men fet centinel 
upon him, viz. an Englifhman, a Scotfman, and an Irlfhman ; buc 
making his efcape along with the gaoler, Sir Phelim O Neile caufed 
the three centinels to be confined, and threatened to hang them all : 
The two former were accordingly executed, though many entreatiey 
and means wereufed to the contrary -^ but the Irifhraan wasreleafed, 
and the gaoler, that conveyed away the murderer, afterwards re- 
turned to his place, and remained there unqueltioned and unmoleft- 
cd by Sir Phelim. 

From thefe depofitions, of the eye-witneffes to the murder, the 
miftakes of the hillonans, who have mentioned this fad, are evident. 


Major Patrick Dory's Original Depofitlon f.vorn ai Febru- 
ary 1652, 


his death being occafioned by prefcribing to himfclf too 

large a quantity of opium ; fo that 

William, William the third fon became the fifth Baron of 

I Charlemoiint, and had the good fortune to apprehend Sir 

vifcount. pii^iij-ji ^ Neile, his brother's murderer, and to have him 

executed * By commiflion ' dated 7 July 1658, his 


And we fhall only add, that Sir Phelim took the King's broad Seal 
from the confirmation patent ofcheeliate to his Lordfhip's father, 
ana affixed it to a fham commilTion, which he pretended was granted 
hy the King, authorizing him to rail'e that horrid rebellion. 

A late writer obferves -, that a moll furprizing Ini^ance of the di- 
vine Providence feems to have interpofed for the prevention of this 
horrid defi^n. The butler, an old and trufty fervant, remarked that 
the aifafTin, with his accomplices, and the noble family made up 
the odd number of Thirteen ; and obferved, with dread and concern, 
that the murderers had often changed their feats and their counte- 
nances, except; the ^r^i;;? himfelf, v> ho kept his place 07t the left 
hand of Lord Caulfeild, as he was wont to do, being an intimate 
acquaintance. The butler took an opportunity, whilft they were at 
<iinner, to acquaint his Lady with the caufes of his tinealinefs; tell- 
ing her, that he dreaded fome direful event. She rebuked his fears ; 
told him he was fuperftitious ; afked if the company were merry, and 
had every thing they wanted. He anfwered he had done his duty j 
they all feenied very merry, and wanted nothing he knew of but 
grace ; and fince her Lady (hip was of opinion, that his fears were 
groundlefs, he was refolved, thrcjugh a natural impulfe he felt, to 
lake care of his own perfon. And thereupon inilantly left the houfe 
and made the beft of his way to Dublin. 

* Afcer the reduflion of Ireland by Cromwell ^, the commif- 
fioners of parliament having by their prefcribed lines, within which 
all were obliged to inhabit, withdrawn provifions from the ene- 
my, who could not be fupplied without hazard of their lives, 
thought fit, as a further means to reduce them, to fet a fum of mo- 
ney upon the heads of the principal of thofe, who yet psrfifled in their 
rebellion; upon fome 20I. others 40I. and on Sir Phelim O Neilc 
lool. to bring him dead or alive. This was fuch an encouragement 
to look after him, that a countryman having taken notice of his be- 
ing in an ifland in the Norch, gave intelligence to the Lord Caul- 
feild; who, with a party of horfe and foot, entered the ifland by boats, 
and feizing hint there, conveyed him to Dublin ; where 23 Febru- 
ary 1652 he was examined as to his conduct during the rebellion ; 
when he confeifed and declared *, that about a quarter or half a year 
before thebeginningof therebellion, the plot thereof was difcoveredto 
him by Lord Macguire and Roger Moore ; and they two, with Philip 
O Reily and himfelf, had feveral times in Dublin met and difcourl>- 
ed of the plot. That at fome of the meetings Colonel John Barry, 
Sir James Dillon, Anthony Prelion and Hugh Mac-Phclim were 


' Rot. pat. Cane. O. Cromwell, 7^^. p. f. 

^ The Author of Lord Carpenter's Life, p. 14, S:c. 

j* Ludlow's Memoirs, p. 446. 

^ Depofition of Sir Phelim ONeile, MSS. Clo^jh. 


Lordlhip, Richard Blayney, Efq. efcheator of Tyrone, and 
others, were empowered to inquire what eftate, right and 
title OHvcr Cromwell, or any of his predecejfors. Kings or 
^ecns of England, at any time had to any caftles, ma- 
nors, jordfhips, lands, rectories, tythes, &c. withm the 


prefent. That there was an oath of fecrecy adminiftered to fuch 
perfons as were made privy to the plot, and that the oath was given 
to him at his chamber in Nelfon's houfe, Caftle-ltreet, by the Lord 
Macgulre and Roger More. That at their meetings it was agreed, 
the feveral forts fhould be taken; and to that purpofe he was ap- 
pointed to take Charlemount ; the Lord Macguire, Ennifkillen ; 
Barry, Prefton, More and Plunket, theCallle of DubHn -, Sir jame* 
Dillon, the fort of GaUvay ; and Sir Morgan Cavenagh and Hugh 
M'Phelim, the fort of Duncannon. That then the government was 
to be altered ; new L. J. to be made, and addreffes fent to the King. 
That he, with his forces in Ulfter were invited to come to thefiege 
of Drogheda, by feveral of the Lords and Gentlemen of the pale, 
both by meifage in writing and otherwife; that the letter for his 
invitation was fubfcribsd by the Lords Fingall, Gormanfton, Slane, 
and Louth, moft of the gentlemen of the pale, and commanders 
then at the fiege. That when he and his forces came thither, the 
faid Lords and Gentlemen, at a meeting at Beivlej, gave him a 
commilTion, figned by them, appointing him commander in chief 
of all the forces then at the fiege. That foon after the 22 October, 
at a meeting at Monaghan, he was chofen commander in chief of 
TJlfter, and a commifhon for that purpofe given him by Phelim 
Mac Hugh ORelly, Colonel Mac-Mahon, the Macguires, O Neiles, 
Macgennis's, Mac-Mahon's and others. That afterwards, by order 
of the fupreme council at Kilkenny, he was made prefident of Ul- 
iier ; bur denied that he was chofen Earl of Tyrone at the hill of ' 
Tulloghoge, or that ever he aifumed that title, or fubfcribed any 
letter in writing as Earl of Tyrone. 

But however, by the depofition of captain John Perkins of Dun- 
gannon, Ttt. 73, fome time a prilbner there, taken 8 March 1643, 
it appears, that Father Neale O Neile went thirteen times from Sir 
Phelim to Bruffels in half a year, as himfelf confefled, and brought 
a bull, or letter, from the Pope, to create Sir Phelim Prince of Ul- 
fler ; which title at the hill of Tulloghoge he accepted, according to 
the IriHi manner of creating the great O Neiles, and from thence- 
forward was called his Excellency, and Lord, and his meat ferved 
with drum and trumpet. And further, that with his aflbciates, he 
burned Strabane, and all the Londoners plantations -, and murdered, 
burned and fpoiled all in their way ; which when they had done, they 
returned to Dungannon about Chriftmas 1641, and brought with them 
the Lady of Strabane -, whence he took her and Captain Perkins to 
his houfe at Kinard, where he informed himfelf of the murder of 
Toby, Lord Caulfeild (as before related) by one of the Hughes, 
fervant and fofterer to Sir Phelim. Who was tried upon thefe exa- 
minations, and other evidences of his guilt ; and on full proof of his 
cruelties to the Englifh, was fentenced to die bv the court of juftice, 
and his head to be fixed on the gate that Hood at the fopt of tb 
bridge, which accordingly was put in execution '. 

* Ludlow's Memoirs, ut antea. 


county of Typonc, by virtue of any ats of parliament or 
council, or by rcalbn of any attainder, efcheat, treafon, 
rebellion, forfeiture, orotherwife; who were then poflefled 
thereof, and by what title. Which commiffion was exe- ^ 
cuted by an inquifition, taken 9 Augufl: 1638 at the town 
of Strabane^ 

After the reftoration, his Lordfliip was called into the 
privy council ; and 8 May 1661 took his feat in the houfe 
of Peers ', when he was nominated one of the Lords to 
prepare a declaration, requiring conformity to church-go- 
vernment by Epifcopacy, and to the liturgy^ as eftablifhed 
by law ; and 31 of that month to confider of the founding 
a College of Phyficians in Dublin, what perfons were fit 
to be incorporated ; what privileges, fit for them to have ; 
what lands in Mortmain; and what further power over 
apothecaries and other praditioners ^^^28 July 1661 he 
was made conftable and governor of the fort of Charle- 
mount for life, with the fee of 3s. 4d. a day for himfelf, 
and 6d. a piece for 15 warders : which caftle, town and 
fort, with all their rights and appurtenances, he fold to 
the crown 13 April 1664, for the fum of 3500I. 8 No- 
vember 1661, purfuant to Privy Seal at Whitehall 13 No- 
vember 1660 ^ he was appointed captain of a troop of 
horfe, and the next year . Rot. of the counties of Armagh 
and Tyrone ; and being highly eilecmcd by K. Charles IL 
on account of his merit and fervices, was advanced to the 
degree of a Vifcount by Privy Seal, dated at Hampton- 
Court 17 July S and by patent at Dublin 8 O^obef 
1665 ; by which title 16 November he took his feat in par- 
liament ^. 

He made his will, 8 February 1670*, and dying in 
April 167 1 *, was buried in the cathedral church of Ar- 

* He bequeaths to his eldeft fon William, (whom he appoints fole 
executor) all his perfonal fortune and real eftate in the counties of 
Tyrone and Monaghan, to be enjoyed by him when he came to the 
age of zi years, in the mean time to be maintained out of the lands 
At the difcretion of the overfeers of his will, the reft of the revenue 
of the faid lands to fatisfy his debts until his faid fon came of age ; 
to whom he alfo bequeaths all his lands in the county of Armagh, 
after all his debts were fatisfied out of the fame, and fuch portion 
for his younger children as he fhould appoint. And firft he earncftly 
beleeches his oveifeers, that they would redeem all his mortgaged 


Lords Jour, I. 231. 2 Colledl. 

5 Rot, pat. de Anno 13 Car. II. i*. p. D. 

^ Idem. 170 Car. il. 2. p. f. 5 Lords Jour. I. 382. 

'- Ulfter's Officv;. 


magh 25 May, under a noble monument, ere6ted to his 
memory, with this infcription ^ j 

P. M. S. 

Hicjuxta, Ledor, 
Cullelml Vicecomitis de Charlemont* 

Olim Kegi Carolo fecundo 

A Sanfitioribus in Hibernia Conciliisji 

Quod humanum fupereft;, reconditur 

Menfis Maij die xxv. 

A nato Chrifti, in quo occubult. 

Anno M. DC. LXXL 
Hue Patris etiam antea defunfti ^ 

Gulielmi fcilicet 
Baronis Caulfeild de Charliemont, 
Tormentorum Bellicorum Praefedi^ 
Prlus apud Charlemont depolita, 
Morientis Filii juffu accelTere, 
Et Tub eodem reteguntur Monumento^ 
Quod, in piam utriufque Memoriam 
Patris nempe et Avi meritiffimi, 
Guliehiius Vicecomes de Charlemont, 
Non Mortuorum, adhuc vivus, immemor, 

Extrui curavit. 
Anno Dom. M. DC. XCVIIL 
Vol. Hi. L Hao 

lands, with the revenue that {hoiild acrue over and above his chil- 
drens maintenance, and if that revenue fhould not prove fufficient, 
that all, or part of the portion, that his eldeftfon (hould get by his 
wife, might be difpofed towards the clearing of his faid debts and 
mortgages. He bequeaths the portion of his wife, lying in Lord Drog- 
heda's hands, to be equally divided between his two' eldeft daughters, 
for their marriage-portion-, to his youngell daughter Elizabeth, looo 
marcs J to his tw^o younger fons,Toby and John, each lool. per annunv 
when they attained the age of 21 years ; to his kinfman, major 
Fowlk Martin 500I, to be paid him at three payments if he fhould 
a.ccept the fame, in full fatisfaClion of all itatutes, judgnrientS, 
bonds, and debts whatfoever due to him. He defires to be buried in 
the church of Armagh, and earneftly intreats his overfeers, that they 
would take up the bones of his old deceafed father, put them in a 
new coffin, and bury them by him, (which was performed accord- 
ingly). Appoints his beft friends Sir William Gore, his kinfman, 
Francis Chambers, Michael Harrifon, Efq. of Magheraleaves, Ed- 
w-ard Richardfon of Lagocurry, Efq. and Sir Arthur Chichefter, 
Knt, overfeers, defires them to fee his will performed, as foon as pof- 
fible they could, and hopes the Lord will reward them for their 
kindnefs. (Proved 8 May 1672. Prerogat. Office). 

^ Communicated to the Author by Charles-Talbot, Lord 


H:ic Avus et Genitor vivi Stru6loris in Urna 
Ejufdem Tituli et Nominis aniho jacent. 

Nobilitant tanti Cineres venerabile Saxum, 
Augcat ergo fuum ferius Author Opus. 

Hb Lady was Sarah, fecond daughter of Charles, Lord 
Vifcount Drogheda (fifter to his brother Thomas's wife) 
and his children were four fons and three daughters, viz- 

(1) Charles, who died in his infancy. 

(2) Wilham, who fuccceded to the honours, 

(3) Toby feared at Clone in the county of Kilkenny, who 
Family in 1680, with the fortune his father left him, bought a 

of captain's commifllon ; foon after which the company being 
Clone, commanded to Tangier,, he fervcd four years there, and 
on his return was quartered at Kilkenny ; having 20 Jun^ 
1685 a perrfion of lOol. * a year granted for the term of 
three years and a half, which was renewed i January 
1687 by the eftabrifliment then commencing. But in 1689- 
te was attainted by K. James's parliament for adher- 
ing to the Prince of Orange,, in whofe army for the re- 
du6Vion of Ireland he was L. Colonel to the Earl of Dro- 
gheda's regiment,, and in that (lation was fent 22 June 
1-689, with a good deta-chment of foot by his Majefty, ac- 
companied by Major-GeneralScravanmore with 500 horfe, 
to difcover the ways, and obferve the enemy, from the 
camp at Loughbrickland ; marching over part of the Ba- 
rony of the Fewes, almoil: to Dundalk, he returned the 23: 
in the evening, and on. Friday 16 Auguft was fent with a 
party of 300 men towards Antrim, where arriving the 
next day he found the town deferted by the enemy ; 26 of 
fame month 2 he was at the taking of Carrickfergus, and 
after at the fiege of Limerick; but 8 and 10 January fol- 
lowing feveral regiments being incorporated into one ano- 
ther, the Lord Drogheda's was one of the number, and 
the Officers were continued at half-pay, until provided for 
m other regiments. Accordingly, i February 1703 he 
was advanced to the command of a regiment of foot^, 
which being ordered into Spain the latter end of the year 
1705, embarked 15 and 16 of March, and arriving there 
in the beginning of 1706, immediately went upon fer- 
vice ; but fome time after, with feveral of his officers and 
foldiers, being taken prifoner by the Spaniards, the regi- 
ment was commanded by his L.-Colonel David Creighton;^ 


5 Rot. x Jac, II. i^ p. f. and Lodge. CollefW 


to whom In 17 10 he was obliged to fell his commilTion. 
Pie married Rebecca, eldeft daughter of Oliver Walfh of 
Ballykilcavan in the Queen's county, Efc. and left ifTue 
four fons and two daughters, viz. Toby ; John (made a 
major in the army 25 Dccem' er 1743) ; V/illiam ; Rapha- 
el-fiunt, (who married Aramintha, daughter of William 
Jackfon of Coleraine, Efq. and d.ed captam in Colonel 
Folliott's regiment of foot 14 November 1747) ; Edith, 
married to William Flower, Efq. created Lord Caftle-Dur- 
row ^ ; and Olivia. ^Toby Caulfeild of Clone, Efq. the 
eldeft fon, was fheriff of the county of Kilkenny in 1721 ; 
married Sufanna, daughter of John Trench, Dean of Ra- 
pho, fifler to Frederick Trench of Garbally in the county 
of Gahvayj Efq. and deccafing 25 February 1758 2 left if- 
fue, three daughters, Elizabeth, (married to Ellas^ eldeft 
fon and heir to Arundel Befl of Beftville in the county of 
Carlow, Efq. which Arundel died i May 1755, and had 
ifTue, Arundel, born in 1750, Sarah, and Lucv) ^ ; Re- 
becca; and Sufanna, married 5 December J758, to Sa- 
muel Bradftreet of Tinnifcully in the county of Kilkenny, 

Colonel John Caulfeild, feated at Tullydowy in the (a) 
county of Tyrone, ferved in the wars of Ireland and Spain, 
on his return from whence he died in England ; having 
made his will 24 May 1705, before his departure for 
Spain, and thereby devifed to William, Vifcount Charle- 
mount. Colonel William Ponfonby, and William Caulfeild, 
Efq. all his leafehold lands, woods, fecurities and perfon- 
al eflate, whatfoever, to feveral ufes, conftituting the two 
latter executors 4. He married Sidney, daughter and heir 
to James Somervill, of Tullykelter in the county of Fer- 
managh, Efq. (by his wife Anna-Catherina, Lady Hamil- 
ton, widow of Richard Dunbar, Efq. only fon of James, 
eldeft fon of Sir John Dunbar of Dunbar in the faid coun- 
ty, Knt.) and had ilTae by her, who died in Dublin 4 
July 1725, one Jbn and one daughter. 

Daughter Mary, was firft married to Major iVrthur Dll- (i) 
Ion of Lifmullen in the county of Meath, to whom 
fhe was fecond wife, and by him, who died in December 
1684, had a fon William, and a daughter Sarah, married 
to Henry Nix, Efq.- Her fecond hufband was William, 
the fixth Lord Blayney, and fne died 8 Auguft 1724. 

L 2 Alice^ 

* See Ylfcount Afhbrooke. - Colleift. 

3 Chancery 3ill filed 5 Jan. 1757, ^ Prerog. Office. 


(2) Alice, married firfl: to John (fon and heir to Do8:af 

James Margetlbn, Archbifhop of Armagh) who being Ma- 
jor of a regiment in K. WilHam's army, loft his hfe at the 
iiege of Limerick, leaving by her (who remarried with 
George, Lord Carpenter, died at Bath 7 06i:ober i73i> 
and was interred at Longwood in the county of Southamp- 
ton) an only daughter Sarah, firft married to Hugh Col- 
vjll of Newtown in the county of Down, Efq. (fon of Sir 
Robert Colvill, Knt. only (on of Alexander Colviil, D. D.) 
by whom fhe had Robert Colvill, Efq. member of parlia- 
ment for the boroua;h of Antrim, and Alice, married to 
Stephen Moore of Kilworth in the county of Cork, Efq- 
created Lord Kilworth, and whofe fon was created Earl 
of Mount-Caflieli ; fhe married fecondly Brabazon^ iate 
Earl of Befsborough, and died 2i May 1733. 
(3) Elizabeth, firft married to John Chichefter, Efq. (great- 

uncle to Arthur, Earl of Donegal), and fecondly to Doctor 
Edward Walkington, Bilhop of Down and Connor, who 
died in January 1698, as fhe did in 1694, or the year 

V/Illiam, William, the fecond Vlfcount Charlemount, took up 
2 arms in defence of his religion and country, againd: the 

Vlfcount. attacks made on both by K. James IL who after his abdi- 
cation of the Englifli crown, came into Ireland, and by 
his arbitrary adminiftration, caufed the proteftants to fuf- 
fer many hardihips and fevere trials. During the conteft 
in this kingdom between K. James and K. William, 
he not only engaged himlelf, but his brothers, in the fer- 
vice of the latter, whereupon he was attainted, and his ef- 
tate of 500I. a year fequeftered 7 May 1689 by the former's 
parliament : hut after the reduction of the kingdom, in 
recompenfe of his fervices, K. William gave him a regi- 
ment of foot ; made him Governor and C Roi. of the 
counties of Tyrone and Armagh, and Governor of the fort 
of Charlemount. He took his feat in the Houfe of Peers 5 
' O6tober 1692 ', and 17 of that month was of the commit- 
tee felected to prepare an addrefs to the L. L. to recom- 
mend it to their Majefties, as the humble and carneft de- 
lire of the Houfe of Peers, that a competent number of 
men of war might be (lationed on thefe coafts, for fecuring 
the trade of the kingdom^. 21 November 1695 he was 
one of the Lords appointed to prepare heads of a bill, that 
' no 

* Lords Jour. I. 44.7. ^ Idem. 456. 


no papift {hoiild inherit any proteftant's eflate, but that the 
fame fliall defcend to the next of kin that is a proteftant %, 
2 December 1697 he figned the declaration and aflbciation 
then drawn up in defence of his Majefty's perfon and go- 
vernment, and with Lord Inchiquin was ordered by the 
Houfe to wait on the L. J. to know when the Peers Ihould 
attend them with an addrefs, to congratulate the King on 
his fafe arrival in England, and conclufion of the peace *. 
Several regiments of foot being ordered to be difbanded by 
hisMajefty 8 February 1697, hi-^ Lordlhip's was included ; 
but in confideration of his faithful fervices, the King 10 
May following, ordered him the fum of eight (hillings by 
the day, and 28 June 1 701 again made him Colonel of a 
regiment of foot. On 18 of November that year his Lord- 
Ihip, by deed, conveyed to his Majefty the ground of 
Black-Bank, whereon the barrack is now built. 3 March 
1703 he was of the committee appointed to draw up an 
addrefs to the Queen for her great kindnefs to this kingdom 5, 
"which was done as follows : 

** We the Lords, &c. humbly beg leave to lay before 
*^ your Majefty our moft humble acknowledgments 
' and hearty thanks for your Majefty's tender care of 
* this your kingdom of Ireland, and for thofe happy 
** effe6ts of your Majefty^s great wifdom and goodneis, 
*' the many excellent bills by your order tranfmitted to 
^* us this feflion of parliament. 

*' And as we doubt not but thofe good laws will 
^^ advance the profperity of the Englifh intereft in this 
*^ kingdom, and be a lafting fecurity to the proteftant re- 
'^ ligion by law eftabliftied ; fo we think ourfelves obliged 
** in gratitude and duty to aflure your Majefty, that we 
** will contribute all we can to thofe glorious ends, that 
we and our poderity may celebrate your Majefty's reign, * 
which has been diftinguilhed by fuch eflFe6^uai marks of 
<* your royal favour, and which we earneftly pray may 
*' be long and happy over us." And 10 February 1704 
he was again appointed to addrefs the Queen and congra- 
tulate her fuccefs by her viQorious arms 4. In 1705 he 
was called upon to ferve his country in Spain under 
Charles, Earl of Peterborough, Commander in Chief of 
her Majefty's forces ; when K. Charles IlL being befieged 
by the French in his city of Barcelona, all efforts and ex^ 


Lords Tour. I. 5^7. ^ Idem. 673, 

I ^deiii/ll, 81, " <* Ideiu, 8^, 


pediton were ufed to relieve him, by marching night and 
day, and at the attack of the breach of the town (24 April) 
Lord Charlemount commanded the firil: brigade, and forc- 
ed an ; at which time the General poflefllng the 
ftrong poiis en the hills about the enemy's camp, annoy- 
ed them all in his power; and the King being reduced to 
great extremity, about 140c men were embarked in fmall 
vefTels, to join the Engliih fleet then coming up ; which 
done, they failed to Barcelona, and obliged the French, 
after a fiege of thirty-five days, to retire 1 1 May, about 
one in the morning, leaving abundance of ammunition 
and provifions behind.- After this (Barcelona being in the 
enemy's hands) his Lordfhip on 16, 22, 25 and 26 Au- 
guft 1705 affifted as a general officer, in the councils of 
war, held on board the Britannia, concerning the re- 
du6tion of the place j and the attack of the citadel of 
Monjuich appearing to be the only means, whereby that 
city in a {hr>rt fpace mi-^ht be brought to furrender. Lord 
Peterborough, accompanied by the Prince of Heffe-Darm- 
fladt and the Lord Charlemount, prefented himfelf with a 
detachment before it 14 September, not knowing that the 
Marquefs de Velafco had hanged the Governor and chang- 
ed the garrifon. Lord Charlemount behaved with ail ima- 
ginable bravery, and at the attack of the fort, marched 
into the works at the head of his men, was near the 
Prince of Hefle when he fell^ and continued, during the 
heat of that action, to perform his duty with great refolu- 
lution ; which when ended, the Earl of Peterborough 
prefented his Lordfhip and Colonel Southwell to the King 
of Spain, as officers v/ho had done his Majedy fignal 
fervice, for which they received his thankful acknow- 
Jedgments.rThe taking of this place opened a way for 
the reducing Earcelonaj which furrendered 9 Odober 
1705 ; the {hare his Lordffiip had in this memorable a6tion 
induced the Queen (25 Auguft) to promote him to the 
rank of a Brigadier-General of her armies, 22 April 1708 
to that of a Major-General ; to call him Into her privy 
council, and appoint him Governor of the counties of 
Tyrone and Armagh ; but in 1706 he was removed from 
his regiment by the Earl of Peterborough. 

6 May 1709 he was of the committee appointed to draw 
up an addrefs of condolance to her Majefty on the death 
of her late royal confort Prince George of Denmark, and 
to congratulate the fuccefs of her arms '. 


* Lords Jour. II. 245, 


In May 1726 he was fworn of the privy council to K. 
George I. ; and having enjoyed the Peerage upwards of 55 
years, was reputed the oldefl: nobleman in his Majefty's 
Kingdoms ; departing this life 2 1 July the fam^e year, 
he was buried in the vault with his father and grandfather, 
under a fine monument which he had ere6ted to their 
memories at Armagh. 

On II July 1678 ^ he married Anne, only daughter of 
JDodor James Margetfon, Archbifliop of Armagh, and by 
her who died in 1729 ^ and was buried with him, had fe- 
ven fons and five daughters. 

William, baptized 28 April 1681, died a child after (i) 

James, who fucceeded to the honours. (2) 

Toby, baptized 6 November 1683, was buried in the (3) 
.choir of Chrifl:- Church 18 March 1684. 

Thomas, baptized 26 March 1685, was captain of a (4) 
company in his father's regiment, and ferved under him 
in Spain ; after which being made Governor of Annapolis- 
^oyal, he died there in the fervice of K. George I. 

Rev. Charles Caulfeild, baptized 27 December i685, (5) 
was prefented 15 December 1 742 to the redory of Do- 
noghenrie in the diocefs of Armagh ; he married Alice, 
fecond of the furviving daughters of John Houflon of 
Caftle-Stewart, in the county of Tyrone, Efq. (who died 
in September 172S) and fifter of John Houfton, Efq., on 
whofe deceafe in France 24 March 1736, Ihe became 
poflefled of Caftle-Stewart, and had a further allowance of 
200I. year, 13 June 1737 on the deceafe of the elder 
fifter Jane, (Grace, the third fifter was wife of the Rev. 
Thomas Staples, and Elizabeth the younger was married 
to Scott); the faid Charles died in January 176S 
having had ilTue by Alice his faid wife (who deceafed at 
Caftle-Stewart in April 1760) three fons and three daugh- 
ters, viz. John, buried at St. Mary's, Dublin, 15 De- 
cember 1739 ; Rev. Charles ; Thomas, formerly an 
eminent wine merchant and ftill living ; daughters Alice, 
and Mary, interred at St. Mary's in January 1739 ; and 
Anne married 20 Odober 1752 to William-Henry Moore 
of Drumbanagher, county of Armagh, Efq ^. 

John, member of parliament for the borough of Char- (^) 
iemount, and one of the chief clerks in the Lord Privy- 

? Articles, dated 5. ^ Her will proved, 10 January 1^29, 
.^ Lodge CoUe^i, . . 


Seal's office, died 19 O6lober 1764 and was buried at Ar- 
magh *. 

(7) Henry-Charles, baptized 17 June 1697 ^ married Mary, 

daughter of Bryan Gunning cf Holywell in the county of 

Rofcomon, Efq. ; widow of Kelly, and deceadng in 

1728 left a daughter Anne, married in September 1 753 to 
William Lennon of Grayfort cnunty of Rofcomon, Efq. 

(i) Daughter Anne, baptized 20 January 1679, married 

10 April 1699 to John Davis of Carrickfergus, alfo of 
Hampftead near Dublin, Efq. and had iffue ^. 

(2) Sarah, baptized 2d April 1688, was married 28 Febru- 
ary 1 7 16 to vjliver Anketcl of Anketel's-Grove in the 
county of Monaghan, F,fq. and died in December 1742, 
leaving lifue three daughters. 

(3) Mary, baptized 2i October 1690, was the fecond wife 
of John Moore of Drumbanagher in the county of Armagh, 
Efq. and deceafed 26 January 1768, having had iflue by 
him, who died i May 1752, Henry-William, born 26 
December 1725; John, 21 DecemJber 1726; Mary, 26 
February 1727 j Sarah, 26 July 1733, and other chil- 
dren '^. 

(4) Alicia, baptized 16 December 1691 *, was buried 5 
January following at St. Peter's, Dublin. 

(5) Lettice, baptized 6 July 1699 <>', was married to John 
Cooke of Dublin, Efq. Clerk of the Coaft-Permits, who 
left her a widow 24 November 1749, with one fon Wil- 
liam, and two daughters Anne and Lettice, and fhe died 
4 March 1763 1. 

James, James, the third Vifcount Charlemount, baptized 29 
3 July 1682, ferved in parliament, whilft a commoner, for 
Vifcount. the borough oi Charlemount; and 29 November 1727 
took his feat in the Houfe of Peers ^. He married Eliza- 
beth, only daughter of Francis Bernard of Caftle-Mahon, 
(now Cafile-Bernard) in the county of Cork, Eiq. * and 


* The faid Francis Bernard, was appointed 7 Auguft 1705, Juftice 
and ComraifTioner of the county palatnie of Tipperary, which was 
renewed to him by K. George 1. 28 March 1715 ; he was made So- 
licitor-General, 3 July 17 II in the room of William Whitfhed, 
Efq.; Prime Serjeant at Law% 26 January 1724, in the room of Ro- 
bert Fitz-Gerald, Efq. ^ and 26 June 1726, one of the Jullices of the 

' Lodge Collea. 2 St. Michan's Regiflry. 
3 See Forbes, Earl of Granard. 
- Lodge, a/id St. Peter's Regiflry. 5 Idem. 

* St. Michaii's Regiftry. V 'St. Peter^'s Regiftry^ 
,* Lords JouTc II L 2 


his Lordlhip deceafmg 21 April 1734, was burled at Ar- 
magh, having had ifiue by her (who was born 21 Febru- 
ary' 1703 ; remarried 9 October 1740, with Thomas Ad- 
derley otTnifliannon in the county or Cork, hfq- ; died in 
childbirth of a daughter 30 May 1743, and was buried by 
her Lord) four Sons and two daughters, viz. 

Wilham, born 11 November 1726, interred at St. Ma- (i) 
ry's 10 July 1727. 

James, who fucceeded to the honours. (2) 

John, born in 1730, who died youns;. (3) 

^-^^rancis, who took the degree of A. B. 26 February (4) 
1754, was appointed a Major of horfe in 1755, and in 
06lober 1760 married Mary, the only daughter of John, 
Lord Eyre, fo created 16 July 1768 ', fon of Rev. Gyles 
Eyre, Dean of Killaloe, and erandfon of John, of Eyrc- 
court in the county of Galway, Efq. He was chofen to 
parliament for the borough of Charlemount, and having 
left London 9 November 177;; (accompanied by his wife 
and elde^l: daughter, and an infant girl of three years old), 
to hi! his place in the fenate, he unfortunately perilhed in 
a terrible ftorm on his pafTage to Ireland - ; he had a fon 
'by his faid Lady, born 14 July 1765, and his fecond 
daughter Eleanor was married in March 1787 to the Ho- 
^ nourabie 

.Court of Common Pleas, on the refignation of James Macartney, 
Efq. He died 29 June 1731, in his 68 year, having filled his place 
on ihe bench the two preceding days ; 28 F'ebruary 1693 he married 
Alice, daughter of Stephen Ludlow, Efq. grandfather to the pre- 
fent Earl, and by her, who was interred at St. Mary's 16 May 1741, 
Jie had ilTue Francis, (born 28 September 1698, married 26 March 
1722 to Lady Anne Petty, da\ighter of Henry the full Earl of Shel- 
burne, but died without iffue) ; Stephen, (of Profped-hall in the 
county of Waterford, born 17 July 1,701, and died .unmarried) ; 
Ludlow, whofe iifue fucceeded , Arthur, born i September 1706, who 
died unmarried ; William, alfo died unmarried daughter Eliza- 
beth, married as in text; and feveral other children who died young. 
Ludlow, the third fon, born 15 April 1.705, was a Major in the 

Royal Irlfti dragoons, married a daughter of F^chlin of the 

<:ounty of Down, Efq. and had iifue Charles who died at Caftle- 
Bernard in February 1763 -, a)id James, now of Callle-Rernard, 
knight of the fhire for Cork, w^ho married and has iliue Francis, 
member of parliament for the borough of Bandon-bridge, married 
12 February 1784. to Lady Harriot Boyle, only daughter of Richard, 
Earl of Shannon, and by her, who was born 12 January 1768, 
hath iifue James, born 12 January 1785; and Richard, born 4 
St-prember 1787. (Colle(5Vions, and Informatioij of Lord Charle- 
mount, and Lady Shannon). 


/ Ret. J^nno, 40. Geo. IIL a*, p. D. - Ahnoa. Debrett, &c, . 


nourabJe William Forward, fecond fon of Ralph, Lord 
Yifcount Wicklow *. 
/i) Daughter Anne, who died young 24 December 1733, 

and was interred at St. Mary's. 
(2) Alicia, married in April 1764 to Sir John Brown, of 

the Neale, in the county of Mayo, Bart. 
James, James, ihe fourth Vifcount and pr.el'ent Earl of Charle- 
I mount, v/as^born 18 Auguft 1728 2, and from 19 July 174$ 
Earl, purfued liis travels in foreign countries j in June 1754 he 
returned to Ireland, was created L. ^-. D. 15 [uly follow- 
ing ; appointed Governor of the county of Armagh, and a 
member of his Majefty's moll Honourable Privy Council in 
Ireland ; 7 0lober fame year he took his fe it as Yifcount 
in the Houfe of Peers 3 ; and by patent 23 December 
J 763 (purfuant to privy feal at St. James's 24 06lober 
preceding) he was advanced to the dignity of Earl of 
Charlemount *, by which title he fat in parliament 19 
January 1764 4. In the memorable year of 1 779 -j-, wheij 

. the 


* The preamble. '^ Whereas our royal predeceflbr King James 
the firfl by his letters patents bearing date at Dublin the 22 day of 
December 1620, did create Sir Toby Caulfeild, Knight, mafter 
of his ordnaijce, a Baron of our kingdom of Ireland, by the ftyle 
aiid title of Lord Caulfeild, Baron of Charlemount, in which let- 
ters patents are recited at large the caufes and motives for confer-r 
ring that honour. And whereas it appears by infpediion into 
the rolls of our faid court of chancery, that our faid royal prede- 
ceiror K. James the firll, did intend higher honours, for the faid 
Lord Baron Caulfeild, and by letters under his fign-manual, 
bearing date at Weitminfter the 16 day of July in the year 1622, 
and now enrolled amongft the rolls of our faid court of chancery, 

*' did direift the then chief govenor of our faid jkingdom of Ire- 
** land, to caufe effectual letters patents to pafs under the great feal 
** of our faid kingdom, at the requelt of the faid Lord Caulfeild, 
' containing a grant of the dignity of an Earl of our laid kingdom, 
** to the faid Lord Caulfeild, and to the heirs male of his body, 
which, notwithftanding the faid letter, was not done ; but the 
defcendants of the faid Lord Caulfeild, having always continued 
loyal and faithful to our royal predeceffors, and performed great 
and fmgular fervices to the crown of Great-Britain, were by let- 
** ters patents bearing date at Dublin the 8 day of Odober 1665, 
** advanced to the degree of a Vifcount of our faid kingdom of Ire- 
*' land, which honour has defcended on James, now Lord Vif- 
" count Charlemount, who is deferving of higher honours. We 
*' therefore have determined to advance him to the degree of ari 
*' Earl in our faid kingdom of Ireland. Know ye therefore, &c." 

(Pvot. Anno 40 Geo. II|. i. p. f. R. 24, 25.) 
^ Late in the fummer of that year, while the combined fleets 
)f our enemies rode triumphant in the channel and menaced an im- 

* See that title. 2 St. Mary's Regiftry, 
.3 Lords Jour. IV, 17, "^ idem. 2S7, 



the natives of this kingdom faw the neceflity of becoming 
embodied, and armed themfelves for the prote6tion of their 
country, his Lordlhip fondly adopted the popular idea, '' 

and continued to patronize and review the Volunteer 
Armies till the war with France was at an end, confe- 
quently Ireland was fecure from invafion, and her fons 
(who by their fpirit and unanimity had excited the admi- 
ration of Europe) were permitted to return to the bleflings 
of peace. In 1783 on the inftitution of the mod Illuftri- 
ous Order of St. Patrick, his Lordlhip had the honour of 
beino- noaiinated by the Sovereign to be an original Knight 
Companion of that Order, and with the other Knights 
was inltalled in the Cathedral of St. Patrick 17 March that 
year. 28 September 1 7 85 on the eftablifliment of the Royai 
Irilh Academy, his Lordlhip was unanimoufly chofen and 
ilill continues Prefident of that body. He has alfo been 
enrolled a FcHow of the Royal and Antiquarian Societies in 

His Lordlhip married 2 July 1768 Mary, daughter of 
Thomas Kickman of the county of Clare, Efq. defcended 
from the noble family of Windfor-Hickman, Vifcount 
Windfor, (which title is now extin6t) and hath iflue by 
her Ladylhip one daughter. Lady Elizabeth, born 13 De- 
pember 1773? and three fons, viz. 

Francis-William, Lord Caulfeild, born 3 January (i) 


James-Thomas, born i Auguft 1776, and (2) 

Henry, born 29 July 1779 '. (3) 

Titles.] James Caulfeild, Earl of Charlemount, and 
Vifcount and Baron Caulfeild of Charlemount. 


medlate invafion, the maritime towns applied to Government for 
protedion , but the eftablifhed forces of the nation having been 
called away to fupport the vv-ar in America, and the Chief Go- 
vernor (John Earl of Buckinghamfhire) confeffnig his inability to 
afford the requeited aid, the people determined to defend them- 
felves, and the enemy alarmed at oz/r preparations, precipitately 
abandoned our coafts. For thefe fpirited exertions in the defence 
of their country and for their readinefs to fuppprt the civil magif- 
tratesin the execution of the laws, the Volunteers of Ire- 
land received the thanks of both Houfes of Parliament, and 
three feveral refolutions to this effecl appear on tlie journals of the 
Houfe of Lords, viz. 14 Odober 1779, 10 Oclober 1781, and 14. 
October 1783. (Jour. V. 133, 233, and 381.) 

* Information of Lord Charlemount. 


Creations.] B. Caulfeild, of Charlemount in the 
county of Armagh 2 2 December 1620, 18 Jac. I. V. 
of fame place 8 Odober 1665, 17 Car. II. and E. of 
Charlemount, 23 December 1763, 4 Geo. III. ^.| 

Arms.] Barry often pieces, pearl and ruby, on a can- 
ton of the 2d, a lion paflant-guardant, topaz. j 

Crest.] On a wreath, a dragon's head erafed, ruby,, 
collar'd Genells, pearl. 

Supporters-] Two dragons, ruby, gorged as the 
creft. A 

Motto.] Deo duce, Ferro Comitante. ^ 

Seats.] Cadle-Caulfeild, in the county of Tyrone, 
67 miles from Dublin, and Marino, one mile and half 
from Dublin. , 





42 X H E family of Savile, faid to he defcended from the 

Dukes de Saviiii in Italy *, came lad from the province of 

Anjou in France, and prior to the year 1300 were refident 

Sir in the county of York, where we find Sir John of Savile- 

john. Hall, who married the daughter of Sir Simon de Rockley, 

John, and had John his heir, who by the daughter of Sir Roger 

Henry. Aidwark, was father of Henry^ wlio married the daughter 

1'homas. and heir of John Golcar, Efcj. and had iflue Thomas his 

heir, who married the daughter and heir of Sir Richard 

Tankerfley, Knt. by whom he had two fons^ viz. Sir 


^ This family is certainly of very great antiquity, DoiSor Lit-" 
tleton, in his diftionary on the ufage of changing the letter b intoj', 
inllances as from the Sabelli of Rome, the Saviles of England , fome 
have imagined them to be, as we have obferved in text, defcended 
from the family of Savelli in Italy, one of the mort ancient in the 
world, whereof fome were Confuls, before and after our Saviour; 
and Mr. Richardfon in his preface to Sir John Savile's Reports of 
Law-cafes temp. Eliz. mentions the Duke de Savllli, to have own- 
ed, as his near relation, John Savile, fecond fon of that Sir John, 
>vhen he made him a vifit in Italy. (Eng. Baronetage Edit. 1771. 
I. 6s^) 


John his heir, and Henry from whom Earl Mexbo- 
rough derives. 

Sir John, the elder (on and heir to his father, married Family of 

the daughter and heir of Rochdale, Efq. and had Thornhill 

iffue, a fon John, who by the daughter of Sir Robert ^J}d 
Latham, Knt. was father of Sir John, who took to wife ^^uftord, 
Jane, daughter of Mathew de Bolco, abas Wood, and ^^^oneis, 
had ifTue John, who married Margery, daughter and co- 
heir to Henry Rilhworth, and had Sir John Savile, Knt. 
who was high Sheriff of Yorklhire, 3 and 1 1 of Rich- 
ard II' and was twice chofen to parHament for that 
county, viz. in 7 and 8 of that reign. He married Eli- 
zabeth, daughter and heir to Thomas Eland of Eland iii 
the laid county of York, Eiq. and by her had iflue John? 
and Henry; Sir John, the eldeft fon, married Ifabel., 
daughter of Robert RatclifFe, Efq. and had on^ daughter 
and an only fon, Sir John, who married Ifabel, daughter 
of Sir William Fitz-William, Knt. deceafing without 
ilTue, his filler Ifabel became his heir ; and (lie married 
Thomas D' Arcy, Efq. fecond fon to Lord D' Arcy. 

Henry Savile, Elq. (fecond fon of Sir John, fnerifF oF 
Yorkihire), married Ebzabeth, daughter and idle heir to 
Simon Thornhill of Thornhill in the county of York, 
Elq. (eldeft fon of Sir Bryan Thornhill, Knt. a perfon of 
great note in the time of K. Edward HL having ferved in 
feveral parliaments as knight of that fhire) ; by this mar- 
riage the family of Savile became poifeffed of Thornhill, 
formerly their principal feat, and feveral other large eftates. 
Sir Thomas Savile, fon and heir to Henry aforefaid, 
was one of the gentry of the county of York, returned bv 
the commiflioners I2 Henry VL and ferved in parliament 
for that fhire 20 of fame King : he married Margaret, 
daughter of Sir Thomas Pilkington, Knt. and had iflue 
Sir John, his heir, Avho was IherifF of Yorkihire 23 Hen- 
ry VI. and I Edward IV. and was elected to parliament for 
that county, 29 Henry V^I. he married Alice, daughter of 
Sir William Gafcoigne of Gawthorpe in the county of 
York, Knt. and had ilTue three fons, viz. Sir John, 
(whofe grandfon Henry, was made Knight of the Bath at 
the coronation of Anne Bullen ; he married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Thomas Sothill of Sothill, Efq. and had iffuc 
one fon Edward, who married the daughter of Sir Richard 
Leigh of St. Albans, Knt. and died without iflue in 1563, 
and one daughter Dorothy, who married John Kay of 
Woodfome in the county of York, Efq. Sir Henry, had 


alfo an illegitimate fon Robert, from whom fprung the 
Saviles, Eirls of SuiFcx) ; William, who died without if- 
fue ; and Thomas of Lupfet, Efq. who married Margaret, 
daughter of Thomas Balforfh, Efq. and had ilTue John, 
his heir ; Thomas of Grantham ; and George of Wake- 
field. John, the eldeil: fon, married Anne, daughter of- 
William Wyatt, Efq and had one fon Henry of Lupfet, 
who was ihenff of Yorklhire 9 Q^ Elizabeth, receiver-ge- 
neral for that county, and one of the council eftabliilied in 
the North. He married Jane, daughter and heir to W^illi- 
am Vernon of Barrowby in the countji of Lincoln, Efq^ 
reli6: of Sir Richard Bozom, Knt. and by her had George 
his heir; Francis, fwho married Catharme, daughter and 
coheir to William, LordConyers) ; Cordell,^ (who married 
Mary, daughter and heir td William Welbeck of Sutton in 
the county of i^ttingham, Efq.); and Bridget who marri- 
ed Henry Nevil of Grove in the county of Nottingham, 
Efq. Sir George Savile, Knt. the eldeft fon, was created 
a Baronet of England 9 James I. and was high Iheriff of 
the county of York 1 1 of the fame reign. He married 
firft Mary, daughter of George Talbot, the fixth Earl of 
Shrewfbury, (by which marriage the eftate of Rufford in 
the county of Nottingham, accrued to this family) ; by 
her he had an only fon George ; and his fecond wife was 
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Edward Ayfcough of South- 
Kehey in the county of Lincoln, Knt. widow of George 
Savile of Wakefield, Efq. by whom he had four daughters 
one of whom, Mary, married John Archer of GrayV 
Inn, Efq. and three fons, viz. Sir John, of Lupfet, Knt. 
of whom hereafter 5 Richard, who died without iffue ; 
and Henry, of Bowling, who continued the Hne.- 
George Savile, the only ilTue of the firft marriage, took to 
wife, firft Sarah, daughter and coheir to John Rede, of 
CoteftDrook in the county of Northampton, Efq. by whom he 
had noiffue ; and fecondly Anne, daughter of Sir William 
Wentworth of Wentworth-Woodhoufe in the county of 
York, Bart, and deceafing in 161 8, before his father, left 
ifTue two fons, viz. Sir George, the fecond Baronet, who 
fuccceded to his grandfather's eflates, but died unmarried ; 
and Sir William the third Baronet, who fuccceded his bro- 
ther, and ftood firm in his allegiance to K. Charles I. he 
made his houfe of Thornhill, a garrifon for that Kingy 
which being after taken by Cromwell was demolifhed ; and 
having married Anne, daughter of Thomas, the firft Lord 
Coventry, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal: by this Lady who 



was alfo fingularly attached to the royal caiife, and lived 
to fee the reiteration, he had three daughters and three 
fons, viz. Anne, who married Thomas, Earl of Ply- 
mouth ; Margaret; ; William, who died young j 

Sir George, who fucceeded ; and Henry Savile, Efq. who 
was Vice Chamherlain to K. Charles II. and high in the 
cfteem of that monarch, ferved in the Britifh parliament 
for the borough of Newark, and died without iiTue. Sir 
William, died 24 January 1643, and was fucceeded in the 
title by his eldelt fon 

Sir George, the fourth Baronet, who in confideration of Sir 
Jiis father's loyalty to K. Charles I. and his own merits, George, 
was created Baron Savile of Eland, and Vifcount Hali- IVlarqia&fs 
fax ; in 1682, he was further advanced to the dignities of of 
Earl and Marquefs of Halifax ; in the fame year was con- Halifax, 
ftituted Lord Privy Sea!, and on K. James's acceffion to 
the throne was appointed prefident ot the council. He 
married two wives, firfl: Dorothy, daughter of Henry, 
the firft Earl of Synderland, by whom he had one daugh- 
ter Anne, married to John, Lord Vaughan ; and three 
fons, viz. Henry, (Lord Eland, who married Efther, 
daughter and coheir to Charles de la Tour, Marquefs of 
Gouvernet in France, and died in his father's life-time 
without ilFue) ; William, who fucceeded to the honours ; 
and George, ilain at the fiege of Buda in 1688, unmar- 
ried. The Marquefs married fecondly Gertrude, daugh- 
ter of William Pierpoint, Efq. fecond fon of Robert, Earl 
of Kingfton, by whom he had a daughter Lady Elizabeth, 
married to Philip, third Earl of Chefterfield, and deceaf- 
ing in 1695 was fucceeded in the honours by 

Sir William, the fecond Marquefs of Halifax, and fifth Sir 
Baronet, who married firfl: Elizabeth, daughter and heir William, 
to Sir Samuel Grimfl:on of Gorhambury in the county of,, * ^ 
Hertford, Bart, by whom he had one daughter. Lady ^ 
Anne, who married Lord Bruce. He married to his fe- 
cond wife, Mary, only daughter of Daniel, fecond Earl of 
Nottingham ; by her he had two daughters his coheirs, 
viz. Lady Dorothy, married to Richard, fourth Earl of 
Cork and fecond Earl of Burlington ; and Lady Mary, to 
Sackville feventh Ear! of Thanet ; and deceafing 3 i Au- 
guft 1700 the titles became extin6l, that of Baronet ex- 
cepted, which devolved on the ifTue of Sir George, the firft 
Baronet, by his fecond wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir 
Edward Ayfcough and reli<5b of George Savile of Wake- 
field, Efq. Sir John Savile of Lupfet in the county of 



York, Knt. the eldefl: Ton of this marriage, had two wives, 
firft Elizabeth, daughter of John Armitage of Kirklees,. 
Eiq. by wiioa he had one daughter, married to WilHam 
Huiiler of Gleaveland, Efq. and fecondly Anne, daughter 
ot Sir John Soan:ie, Knt. by her he had two fons and twa 
daughters, viz. Sir John, Thomas, who died without if- 

fue 5 Mary, married to Jennifon of Newcaftle, 

Efq. and Anne, to John Harris of London, Eiq. Sir John, 
the elded fon, in 1700 fucceeded William, Marquefs of 
Halifax, in the title of Baronet, of which he was the 
iixth, and dying unmarried in 1704 the title fell to the 
grandion of Henry of Bowling, in the county of York, 
, Efq. thi d fon of Sir George, tiie tirfl iiaronet. 

vVhich Henry, married Anne, daughter of Robert 
Crewfe of London, merchant, by whom he had five fons 
and three daughters, viz. George, who died without iifue ; 
John, of whom prcfently ; Henry, Robert, and Edward 
alfo died witiiout lifue; daughter Elizabeth, married to 
Count Monf<;lto ; Anne, to Sir Robert Forbes of Scotland^ 
Knt. ; and Mary. John, the only furviving fon, was^ 
recStor, of Thornhill in the county of York, he marrieej^ 
iirft Elizabeth, daughter of Dodor Tully, by whom he 
had no liTue ; and fecondly Barbara, daughter of Thomas^ 
Jennifon of Newcaftle upon Tyne, Eiq. who died in June 
I734> by her he had Sir George, his heir ; Anne, marri- 
ed to Sir Nicholas Cole of Branfpeth in Durham, Bart. ^ 
and Gertrude. Sir George Savile, the feventh Baro- 
net, and furviving heir male to his great-grandfather 
was eleded Knight of the fhire for York, in the firft parli- 
ament of K. George II. in the room of Sir Thomas Went- 
worth, then created Lord Malton. In 1722, he married 
Mary, daughter of John Pratt of Dublin, Efq. (by Hono- 
retta daughter of Sir John Brooke of Ellenthorpe in the 
county of York, Bart.) by her he had iilue. Sir George 

his heir; Arabella, married to- riewett, Efq. and died 

in September 1767 ; and Barbara, now wife of George- 
Auguilus fifth Earl of Scarborouah ; deceafing 16 September 
1743, he was fucceeded by Sir George Savile, the eighth 
Baronet, and the tv/entieth in lineal defcent from Sir 
John of Savile-hall. He was colonel of the firft battalion 
of York(hire Weft-riding militia ; reprefentative in parlia- 
ment tor that county ; vice-prefident of the fociety of arts 
4nd fciences, and fellow of the royal fociety; ' ^y'^ng un- 

Baronetage of England. Edit. 1771, 1.66, 


married in the year 1784, this branch of the family with, 
the title of Baronet became extinft. 

We now return to Henry Savile, fecond fon of Tho- Henry, 
mas, and the fifth in defcent from Sir John of Savile-hall, 
Knt. which Henry about the year 1300 married Ellen, 
daughter and heir to Thomas Copley of Copley in the 
county of York, Efq. and in her right poffefTed that Lord- 
fhip, a fine thereof being levied 4 of Henry IV. . The 
iiTue of this marriage were three fons, viz. John (anceftor 
to the family of Copley ; of whom in a lineal defcent, 
was John Savile, Efq. created a Baronet 24 July 1662, 
who by Mary, daughter of Clement Pafton of Barning- 
ham in Norfolk, Efq. left one daughter, his fole heir, viz. 
Elizabeth-Mary^ who married the Lord Thomas Howard, 
father of Thomas and great uncle to Charles the prefent 
Duke of Norfolk *) ; Thomas, anceflor to Earl Mexbo- 
rdugh ; and Nicholas. 

Thomas^ the fecond fon> married Anne, daughter of Thomai. 

John Stansfeild of Stansfeild, and had ifliiefour fons, viz. 
ohn (of Hullingridge, near Eland, who married Alice, 
daughter of Ralph Lifter of Hallifax, whence are defcend- 
cd that line); Thomas, (who married Elizabeth, Lady 
Waterton of Walton, but had no iflue) ; Henry ; and Ni- Nicholas, 
cholas of Newhall, who married Margaret, daughter of 
William Wilkinfon, and had ilTue feveral daughters and 
two fons, John ; and Thomas, anceftor to the Saviles of 
Welbourne. John, eldeft fon of Nicholas, fucceeded at John, 
Newhall, married Margery, daughter of John Gleadhlil, 
and had iffue four fons and four daughters, viz. Nicholas 
(who married Jennet, daughter of Thomas Foxcraft, and 
had iflue); John, (who married Elizabeth., daughter of 
Thomas Frigot of South-Kirby, Efq.) ; Henry of whom 
prefently y and Thomas, who married Jennet, daughter of 
Nicholas Boothroyd, from whom the Saviles of Watergate 
near Hallifax defcend ; daughter Agnes, (married to Tho- 
mas Harrifon of Woodhoufe) ; Alice (to Robert Holt of 
Stubley in the county of Lancafter, Efq.) ; Jane (to Tho- 
mas Gleidhill of Barkefland) j and Ehzabeth to John 
Blytheof Quarnby, Efq. 

Henry Savile, third fon of John of Newhall, near Hejjrv. 
Eland, feated hlmfelf at Bradley near Hallifax in the 
county of York, and having married Ellen (or Elizabeth) 
daughter of Robert Ramfden, Gent, was father of three 
fons, viz. 

Vol. in. M Sir 

^ Baronetage, ut antea, "^ Alraon's Peerage, 


(i) Sir John, his heir. 

(2) Sir Henry, who was born at Bradley-hall 30 November; 

1549, was entered in Oxford in 1561 and took the degree 
of A. B. in 1565 ; becoming famous for his learning in the 
Greek tongue and the mathematics (in which Ia{l he vo- 
luntarily read a le6ture, for fome time, to the academici- 
ans) he was about the year 1570 elected for two years 
pro6tor of the Univerfity. In 1578 he travelled to the con- 
tinent, and on his return, was appointed Q^ Elizabeth's 
tutor in the Greek language; he was elected warden of 
Merton-coUege, and in 1596 he was madeprovoil: of Eton> 
and flrenuouily endeavoured to improve that college in 
Uterature and wealth. The Queen afterwards employed 
him as her refident in the low countries ; and her fucceflbr 
in the crown, who had a high refpe6t for Mr. Savilc, 
would have advanced him either in church or ftate, but he 
refufed preferment, and only accepted Knighthood, which 
honour he received at Windfor 21 September 1604 ; in 
which year he loft his only fon Henry, and having after 
his deceafe,.no hope of founding a family, he beftowed 
great part of his eftate on various publications, particularly 
^ beautiful edition of the works of St. Chryfoflom, the cf- 
timate of which was 8000I. -In 161 9 he founded a Ie6lurc 
in Aftronomy at Oxford, and another in Geometry, with. 
^ liberal falaries for the profefTors, and deceafing at Eton- 
college 19 February 1621, admired and regretted, was in- 
terred in the chapel. And the Univerfity of Oxford to per- 
petuate the memory of this magazine of learning, erected a 
fumptuous honorary monument to him in Merton-college. 

X3 ) Thomas, the younger fon, was born at Over-Bradley 

near Hallifax, received his education in the univerfity of 
Oxford where he took the degree of M. A. and became 
fellow of Eton-college. He was a friend of the celebrat- 
ed Cambden, and deceafing 12 January 1592-331 London, 
was interred in the choir of Merton-college chapel '. 
^rjohn. Sir John, the eldeft fon, was born at Bradley-half, in 
1545, was entered at Oxford in 1561, whence after having 
a confiderable fhare of academical learning, he was fent to 
the Temple, and thence making great proficiency in the law, 
he was called to the Bar, made one of his Majefty's ferjeants 
at law 29 November 26 Q^ Elizabeth, and i Julv, 40 of the 
fame reign, was appointed one of the Barons of the exche- 
quer, in which office K. James continued him by patent 

4 April 

' Eng. BaronetagCj Edit. 1741, I, 153., 154. and Almou. 


4 April in the firft year of his reign, and 23 July 1603 
previous to his coronation he conferred on him the honour 
of Knighthood, fie married four wives, firft Jane, daugh* 
ter of Richard Garth of Morden in the county of Surry, 
by whom he had one fon and two daughters, viz. Eliza- 
beth, married to Sir John Jackfon of Hickleton, Knt. ; 
Jane to Sir Henry Goodrich of Ribflon, Knt. and 

Henry, his fucceflbr. (i) 

He married fecondly Elizabeth, eldefl daughter of Tho- 
mas Wentworth of North-Elmfall, reli6i: of Richard 
Tempefl: of Bowling, Efq. and by her had iffue. 

John, fucceflbr to his brother. (2) 

He married thirdly Dorothy, daughter of Lord Went- 
worth of the South, and widow of Sir William Wedmer- 
pool and of Sir Martin Forbilher, Knts. and fourthly Mar- 
gery, daughter of Ambrofe Peate, and relict of Sir Jerome 
Wefton, Knt. but by the latter marriages he had no iilue, 
and decealing in London, 2 February 1606, set- 61, his 
body was interred at St. Dunftan's in the Wefl:, and his 
heart was carried to Methley, theburial place of the family, 
where a monument was erected with his effigies thereon 
in his judicial robes ^. S'^. 

Henry, the eldeft fon of Sir John, was of Methley in Henry, 
"YorkCnire, received the honour of Knighthood at the co- Baronet. 
ronation of K- James, and was created a Baronet in 
161 1. He was feveral times vice-preddent of the council 
cftabliflied in the northern parts of the kingdom of Eng- 
land, deputy lieutenant and colonel of a regiment of Mi- 
litia in the Wapentake of Aghbrig and Morley, in the 
county of York. He ferved in parliament for that 
-Shire, and having married Mary, daughter and coheir to 
John Dent, citizen of London, had iffue by her, who re- 
married with Sir William Sheffield, Knt. feveral Tons and 
daughters that died young, and a fon John who died in 
France, in the life time of his father, set. 21 ; Sir Henry 
deceafing 23 June 1633, in the 53 year of his age, the 
dignity of Baronet became extind, but his eftates de- 
fcended to 

John, his half brother *, who alfo inherited the fame John. 
by conveyance from Sir Henry his uncle. He improved 

M 2 himfelf 

* From the Baronetage T. 66, 67, we learn that this branch of 
the Savile familj'' ended in a daughter and heir married to the 


J Eng. Baronetage, Edit, 1741, T, '54. 


hlmfelf much by foreign travel ; 24 K. Charles I. he wat 
iheriff of Yorklhire, anddeceafed about the year 1651, hav- 
ing had ifTue by his firfl wife Mary, daughter of John Ro- 
binfonof Ryther inYorklhirc, two fons and four daughters, 
who died in their infancy ; by his fecond wife Margaret, 
daughter of Sir Henry Garraway, Knt. Lord Mayor of 
London, he had two fons and fix daughters, viz. Henry, 
born 30 December 1641 and died 20 December following, 
and John who fucceeded him ; daughter Margaret, (mar- 
ried to Sir William Ingleby of Ripley, Bart.) ; Elizabeth;, 
(to Leonard Wa{lell,Ef<q.); Catharine (firftto Sir William 
Cholmondeley of Whitby, Bart, fecondly to Sir Nicho- 
las Stroud, iCnt. and dying in December 17 jo, wa^ 
interred at Chcvening in Kent); Anne ; Mary ; and Doro- 
thy, who was married to John Clavering of Newcaflle up- 
on Tyne, Efq. fon and heir to Sir James Clavering of the> 
county of Durham. 

johrt. John, the only furvlving fon^ was bofn In 1644, and 
fucceeded his father; he was polTefled of a confiderable ef- 
tate ; married Sarah, daughter of Peter Tryon of Har- 
ringworth and B-ulwich in the county of Northampton, 
and by her had feveral children, of whom Sarah wa 
married to Sir Th-omaa Slinglljy, Bart. He was fucceeded 
hy his eldeft foji 

John. John, whe^ married one of the two daughters and coheiri 
of Sir John Banks of Aylesford in Kent, and died in 171 7, 
having had iffiie two Ions, John, the eMefl: was drowned 
in May 1713 ; and 
Charles. Charles, the feeond fon, who was born in 1676, and 
married Aletheia, daughter and coheir to Gilbert Melling- 
ton of Felley-abbey in the county of Nottingham, by whom 
he had ilTue one fon John, his fucceflbr ; and he deceafed 
5 June 1741.- x^t Methley-park is the following infcrip- 
tion, on a fumptuousand elegant marbFe monument, erect- 
ed by the faid Aletheia to the memory of her hufband : 

To the inemory of Charks Savile, Efej. and Aletheia his 
wife. He was defcended from an illuftrious family in this 
ounty, whofe antiquity cannot be traced, diftinguifhed in 
its leveral branches by perfons of great abilities and emi- 
nencci He was the fifth in a lineal d'efeent, from that 


Honourable John Finch, brother to die Earl of Aylesford, wh, 
<iied in January 1739-40, We hate ho*,vever purfued the PcdW 
|fe pubUftied by Almon in J5$8r 


worthy man, and great honour of the law. Sir John Savile 
of this place, Knight, one of the Barons of the Exchequer 
in the time of Q^EUzabeth, and K. James I. -whofe eldeft 
fon Henry, was advanced to the dignity of a Baronet in 
i6ii, but died without iflue; and whofe brother. Sir 
Henry Savile, Knt. provoft of Eton, will ever be remem- 
bered as an ornament to learning, to his family, and to his 
country. Aletheia was daughter and coheirefs to Gilbert 
Millington of Felley-abbey in the county of Nottingham, 
Efq. Ike enjoyed all the true comfort* of the conjugal (late 
with the beft of hufbands, till 5 June 174J, when he de- 
parted this life, aged 65, leaving his only fon John, to in- 
herit the poffeflionsand imitate the virtues of his anceftors- 

She caufed this monument to be ereded, that no inflance 
^ might be omitted of her regard and gratitude to him, 
purpofing and defiring, that when (he departs this life, her 
remains may be depolited with his in a vauit near this 
place prepared by her for that purpofe, in hopes that they 
ihall rife together to glory and honour, through the mercies 
of God, and the merits of Jefus Chrift our Lord/. 

The above mentioned Aletheia died 24 June 1759, lifL 
the 77 year of her age, and was here interred. 

And on another monument of equal elegance, creeled 
ai the fame place to the memories of Sir John and Sir Hen- 
ry Savile, is the following infcription. 

M. S. 

Viri clarlflimi et Judicis integerrimi Johannis Savile^ ^ 

quitis aurati, feaccarii regiibaronum unius, ac ex fpeciali 
gratia regis, in proprio comitatu fuo juiliciarii affiz. filii 
iisredis Henrici Savile, de Overbradley in Stainland, jux^- 
ta. Ealand, in ifto agro Eboracenfi, armig. ex antiqua Sa- 
villorum profapia oriundi. Qui, fecundo die Februarii^ 
anno dom. 1606, setatis 61: Londini (ubi corpus ejus in 
ccelefia S Dunftani in occidente inhumatur, cor vero hie 
inter antecefores) placldiflime in Domino obdormivit, Vir 
fuit pietatis zelo, ingenii perfpicacia, morum fuavitate^, 
rerum princlpis et patriae agendarum dexteritate variis et 
cxquiiitis animi dotibus undlque confpicuus. 

Ex uxore prima, Jana, filia Ricardi Garth, de Moredeij 
in com. Surr. armig. habult Henricum Savile, poffcca mili- 
tem et Baronettum, in hoc tumulo repofitum ; Elizabe- 
tham, uxorem Johannis Jackfon, defunctam, et Janam^) 
!iKo;ei?i Henrici Gooderick^ mil. modo viventum. 


Ex nxore fecunda Elizabeths, filia Tho. Wentworth d<? 
Elms-hall, in com. Ebor. armig. habuit Johannem Savile 
fuperftitem praefati fratris fiii dcfunai fuccelTorcm, achae- - 
redem propinquum, et Helenam, quae in minori state obiit. 

Patri pientiffimo, filius obfequentiffimus, fuperftesfupra- 
didus, hoc amoris memoraculo parentavit. 

Spe relurreaionis beatificae hie jacet Henricus Savile 
miles & Baronettus, filius primo2:enitus & hseres didi Jo- 
hannis Savile, etiam militis, defuntli, una cum conjugc 
fua chariirima, Maria, fiiia prima Johannis Dent, civita 
London, armigeri, per quam habuit Johannum Savile, 
iummas fpei ac prasclaras indolis adolefcentem, in peregri- 
natione fua Lutetias in regno Galliae, anno jetat. fuse 2i , & 
falutis nortrae 1631, extinSum. Habuit etiam filium fecun- 
dum IJenricum Savile, & npnulios alios qui obiere infan- 

Virfuit paternarum virtutum hjeres fplendidiffimus, qui 
pofl: multos in graviflimis regis & rei pub. negotiis feloter 
expediendis labores per fex luilra exantlatos, 6i. diutinam, 
cum morbo ingravefcente ludam, pro coelefti terreflrcm 
tandem pie mutavit haereditatem. Obiit in sdibus fuis in- 
fra banc viilam 23 Junii 1632, statis vero fuse 53. 

Praediaus Johannes Savile, ad gratjE & perennatur?E 
memoriae teaificationem votivum hoc praedeceiroribus turn 
bene merentibus dedicavit monumenturq, 

John, John, the only fon of Charles and fin't Earl Mexbo- 
rough, fuccceded his father at Methley. In 1747 he was 

^^'^^' eledcd to the Britifn parliament for the borough of Heydon 
in Yorkfliire, 23 June 1749 was inilalled at Windfor a 
Knight o\ the moli honourable ordet of the Bath, and 23 
July following he took the degree of M. D. in the Univer- 
lity of Cambridge ^ In 1753 he was advanced to the 
Peerage of Ireland by the title of Baron Pollington of 
Longbrd, for which honour the privy feal bears date at 
Kenfington 5 September, and the patent at Dublin 8 No- 
vember that year *, and his Majefly was pleafed further to 
advance him to the dignities of Vifcount Pollington and 
Earl Mexborough of LifFord in the county of Donegal, 
purluant to privy feal at St. James's 27 December 1765 3, 
and patent at Dublin 1 1 February following % by which 


* Aim on, 

t ^'- '^'''^J'^' ^""^ ^7 Geo. II, 2. p, D. R. 43. 
5 Signer Office. 

4 Ro:,- pat. de Anno 6 Geo. III. i\ p. D. R. 52, 33. 


title he fat in the houfe of Peers 17 Olober 1769 i. .30 
January 1760 his Lordfhip married Sarah, you ngeft daugh- 
ter of Francis Blake-Delaval of Seaton-Delaval in the 
county of Northumberland, Efq. (whofe fon was created 
Baron Delaval) and deceafed 12 February 1778, leaving 
iffue by her Ladyftiip (who remarried 4 May 1780 with 
Rev. Sandford Hardcaftle) two fons, viz^ 

John, Vifcount Polhngton ; and . (i) 

Henry, born 17 September 1763 ^. (2) 

John, the fecond and prefcnt Eari Mexborough, was John, 
born 8 April 1761, and married in September 1 782, a 2 
daughter of - Stephenfon, Efq. by whom he hath if- ^ar^ 
fue one fon John, Vifcount Pollin^ton, born 3 July 

Titles.] John Savile, Earl Mexborough, and Vif" 
count and Baren Pollington. 

Creations.] B. Pollington of the county of Long- 
ford 8 Nov. 1753, 27 Geo. II. V. Pollington of Fernes^ 
and E. Mexborough of Lifford in the county of Donegid 
II February 1766, 6 Geo. Ill- 

Arms. J Pearl, on a bend, diamond, 3 owls of the field. 

Crest.] On a wreath, dn owl as in the arms. 

Supporters.] Two lions, proper, plain collared and 
chained, topaz. 

Motto.] Be Fast. 

Seat.] Methley-hall, near Pont efra6i in the county of 


A HE name of this family, which has at times been 45 
written Turnoure, Tumor, Turnour, &c. is derived from 
their ancient place of fettlement in Normandy, which be- 


? Lords Jour. IV. 502. 2 XJlfter, and Almon. 

.3 U liter, and Almon. "* Fielding's Peera^^e. 

f Comxiiunicated by tlie late Earl, 


ing a Black Cadlc, was called Le Tour-noir, whence the 
Lords thereof were called hes Sires de Teurno'tri and by 
contra6tion Tournor.- In the Hft of the Lords, Knights 
and foldiers that came from Normandy with K. WiUiam 
the Conqueror, and received eftates from him in England, 
as given at length by William Tailleur in his chronicles 
of Normandy, we meet Ls Sire de Tourneur, which fignir 
nes the Lord of Tourneur. 

Edward. His defcendant, Edward Turnour, was feated at Have- 
rel in the county of Suffolk, in the reign of Henry IV. 
and married Margaret daughter and heirefs to y Peve- 

Henry. rell, Efq. By her he had iffue Henry, who married the 
daughter of ^ ., Conftable of Flamborough ; and his ion 

Henry. Henry married Joan, daughter and heirefs to William 

_John. Gifford, of Ha verily Efq. by whom he was father of John, 
who married Thomazine, eldeft daughter and coheir to 
Henry Caldebec, Efq. Lord of the Manor of Plecheden, 

Henry, alias Prifon-hall in EiTex, and by her had iffue Henry, 
who married Anne^ the daughter of John Newport of Suf- 
Williaiij. folk, Efq. by whom he had a fon, William Turnour, Efq. 
who m^arried Mary, daughter of ?r--?' Beaumont of Col- 
lerton in the county of Leiceiler, Efq. and by her had 
ifTue Henry Turnour of Kaveril, Efq. who in right of 
his grandmother Thomazine, was Lord of the Manor of 
Plecheden, or Pnfon-hall| in the parilh of Henham and 
hundred of Clavering, in EfTex, he married Anne, daugh- 
ter of John Smith, Efq. but having no ifTue, was fucceed- 

pdward. ed by his brother Edward, who was one of the Benchers of 
the Temple, London ; and married Martha, daughter of 
John Hanchet of Cannon's-Grove, Efq. (by which marri- 
age the manor of Cannons became veiled in this family, 
he died 19 May 1623, and w4s interred near the Altar iii 
the Temple church, London, leaving iffue Edward his 
heir ; and a daughter Mary, who married firfl Rowland 
Ramftone, Gent, and fecondly Thomas Sparke, Batchelor 
of Divinity, by whom fhe had Chriftopher Sparke of the 
Middle Temple London ihe lies interred with her 
hufbands, and fon in Great Parendon church. 
Edward. Edward, the only fon, married Anne, daughter of 
James Morice of Onger in the county of EfTex, Efq. and 

Arthur, had iffue a fon and fucceflbr, Arthur, who was Treafurer 
of the Temple Society, London, and one of his Majeffy*s 
Serjeants at Law ; he died i July 1 651, aged 6^, leaving 
iffue by Anne his wife, daughter of John Jermy of Gun- 
ton in the county of Norfolk, Efq. one daughter, Anne, 



married to L'Eftrange Calthorpe of the Temple, London ; gj^. 
and feveral fbns, the elder of whom, Edward, was born Edward, 
in Threadneedle-ftreet, near the Old Exchange, London, 
in the houfe of his uncle Sir Thomas Moulfon *, fometimc 
Lord Mayor of that city ; he received his fchool education 
under Do6tor Goodwin (who wrote ^be Antiquities of 
Rme)y from whence he was entered a Fellow-commoner 
of Queen's College in Oxford, under Do6tor Barlow, 
BIfhop of Lincoln, and thence was removed to the Middle 
Temple, where for four generations his immediate ancef- 
tors had been placed ; here he continued to ftudy the laws 
of his country till the reftoration of K. Charles IL in 1660, 
when he received the honour of Knighthood, was appoint- 
ed of the King's Council and Attorney-General to his 
Royal Highnefs the Duke of York. In 1661 he was cho- 
{tn burgefs in parliament for the town of Hertford, was 
then elected Speaker of the Houfe of Commons ; whilft he 
continued to fill this honourable ftation he was made foli- 
citor general to his Majefty, viz. ii My 1670 '. In 
Eafter Term 1671 he was conftituted prime ferjeant at 
law, and 23 May that year, was fworn Lord Chief Baron 
of the Exchequer ^ in which office he continued till his 


He married two wives, firft Sarah, daughter and heirf 
of Gerard Gore, Efq. Alderman of London, by whom he 
had four fons and two daughters, viz. Sir Edward his 
heir ; Arthur, and Gerard died infants ; Arthur (who mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of John Urling of Eton in the 
county of Berks, Efq. and had a fon Edward) ; daughter 
Sarah, married to George Clark of Watford in the county 
of Northampton, Efq. Tand Anne, who died young. 

He married fecondl/, Mary, daughter and heir to Hen- 
ry Ewer of South Mymms, in the county of Middlefex, 
Gent, and reli6t of William Alhton of Fingreth in the 
county of Bedford, E^q. by this Lady he had no iflue^ 
^nd deceafing 4 March 1675 was interred with great fune- 

* There is no other mention of this gentleman in the pedigree, 

(Eaitor.) . \rr 

\ So fays the pedigree , but Maitland (in his Survey of London, 
I. 1196) favs, that Gerard Gore, Alderman of London, had two 
fons. Sir Paul, (anceftor to the Earl of Rofs) and Sir John, Mer- 
ckant-Taylor, and Lord Mayor of London in 1624. Editor. 

I Wbitwortb's Lifts. Idem, 


ral pomp in the church of Litile Parendon ' in Effex *.. 
He was iucceeded by his Ton 
Sir Sir Edward, who was knighted by K. Charles II. and 

Edward, ferved many years in parliament for Orford in the county 
of Suffolk ; he was fteward to the houfc of Clare in 
that county, and captain of the horfe militia of the county 
of EfTex. He died 3 December 1721, and was buried 
under an old tomb in Hallingbury chancel, having had 
iffue by his Lady, liabella Keith, daughter of William, 
Earl Marifchal of the kingdom of Scotland, two fons and 
five daughters, viz. Charles his heir ; Edward, who died 
young j Anne ; and Ifabella, who died young ; Sarah, of 
of whom hereafter ; Elizabeth, who died young j and 

Charles, to whom K. Charles II. flood godfather m 
perfon ; fucceeded his father, married Dorothy daughter of 
William Fenwick of Bywell in the county of Northumber- 
land, Efq. and had ifFue two daughters Sybilla f, and Do- 

^ Extrait from the funeral certificate for Sir Edward Tumour : 
*' Sir Edward Tumour, Knt. late Lord Chief Baron of his Majef- 
* ty*s Court of Exchequer, departed this life on the 4 of March 
** 1675, at the town and borough of Bedford, during the public 
** aiTizes there, being then one of the judges itinerant for the Nor- 
*' folk circuit ; from thence his body was privately removed to hia 
** houfe in Chancery-lane, Londonj where it remained till Thurft- 

day the l^ day of the faid month, on which it was, with all fo- 

lemnity befitting his degree, conveyed through the city of Lon- 
** don, accompanied with a great number of coaches, as the King's, 
** the Queen's, their Royal Highneffes, the Archbiftiop ofCanter- 
*' bury's, the Lord Chancellor's, and diverfe of the nobility, rela- 
** tions, and others, .as far as Kingfland juxta Newington, and pro- 
*' ceedlng thence to Hod.efdon in Hertfordfhire, it was met at the en- 
*' trance into that county by -leveralof the principal gentry both of 
*' the counties of Hertford and Kllex ,who accompanied the corpfe to 
*' Little-Parendon in Elfex, where it was that night interred oix 
*' the fouth fide of the chancel of the parifh church there. 

*' The officers of arms who rriarfHalied this funeral, were Henry 
** St. George, Efq. Richmond Hers-ld, and Robert .Devenifh, Efq. 
* York Herald ; and the truth of this certificate is attelted by the 
*' before-mentioned Sir Edward Turnour, Knt. fon and heir to 
' the defund, this 6 day of March 1682, Annoque R. Caroli fe- 
** cundi nunc Anglic, &c. 35. E. Turnour." 

-J- By her will, made fome time before her deceafe, fhe devifed 
the efiate of Little-Parendon, after het" mother's deceafe, out of 
the Turnour family, but Sarah, niece of the lad Sir Edward Tur- 
rLQur, being the only reprefeiuative of the fajnily in Eifex, and he^ 
fon the late Earl Winterton (by virtue of the will of J[^;d\yar4 


Certificate of Sir E. Turnour, intrat. in Cojkg, Arm. Certi- 
5cat. Book i, p. 30. 



rothy, who both died after their father and before their 


We now return to Sarah, the only daughter of the fecond 
Sir Edward Turnour, Knt. who married Francis Gee, 
Efq- by whom (he had iffue a Ton who died at Moccha in 
the Eaft Indies, havin? been juft appointed governor of 
that faaory : and two daughters, the eldeft, a young lady 
of great accompHlhments, died before Edward Turnour of 
Shillinglee, and Sarah the youngeft, who married Jofeph 
Garth, Efq. furviving all the male line of the Tumours, 
as well as her brother and fifter, was by the faid Edward, 
appointed heir general to ail his eftates and claims, with 
remainder to her fon Edward Turnour Garth Turnour ; 
Ihe died 22 September 1744 leaving iffuc one fon, the faid 
Edward and a daughter Sarah, who 30 July 1757, married 
John-Willi im-Bacon Fofter of Newton Gap in the county 

of Durham, Lfq. 

Edward Turnour Garth Turnour, the fole reprefenta- Edward* 
tive of his maternal anceftors, fucceeded to their eftatcs, Turnour, 
and afTumed their furname. He v/as enrolled amongft the i 
fellows of the royal fociety ; and by privy feal dated at St. Earl. 
James-s 20 Mirch, and patent at Dublin 10 April 1761 ', 
was advanced to the Peerage of Ireland, by the title of Ba- 
ron Winterton of Gort in the county of Galway, and in 
1766, he was created Vifcount Turnour and Earl Winter- 
ton, for which honours the privy feal bears date at St. 
James's 27 December 1765, and the patent at Dublin I2 
February 1766 ^. 

He married 13 March 1756, Anne, daughter of Tho- 
mas, Loi-d Archer - ", and by her who died 20 June I775 
he had iffue fix fons and eight daughters, viz. Edward 
Vifcount Turnour; Arthur; Gerard; George; Henry; 
Charles; daughters. Lady Anne, (married to George 
Browne of the^Ifland of Jamaica, Efq.); Lady Catharine, 
(2 July 1778, to William-Bacon Fofter, Efq.); Lady 
Sarah ; Lady Ifabella ; Lady Maria, died young ; Lady 
Frances; Lady Sibylla ; and Lady Lydia.^ His Lordlhip 
married fecondly, 18 February 1778, Ehzabeth, daughter 
of John Armftrong of Godalmms^ in Surrey, Efq. by 
whom he had Edward- John; Philip-Richard, who died 

young > 

Turnour of Shillinglee, who was the laft male heir of either branch, 
and declared him his legaj reprefentative) both claimed the elkte. 

' Rot. pat. de Anno i Geo. III. a*, p. D. R. H* 
2 Idem, 6 Geo. III. i. p. D. R. 3^. 

.? yil^er's Office, 

t72 TAYLOR, Earl B E C T I V E. 

young ; Lady Elizabeth ; and Lady Maria, who died 

young. And deceafing at his feat of Shillinglee of an ap- 

poplexy lo Auguil: 1788, was fucceeded by his fon 

Edward, Edward, the fecond and prefent Earl Winterton, who 

2 6 November 1781 married Jane, c ' ughter of Richard 

^^^ Chapman of London^ Efq 

Titles.] Edward Tumour Garth Tumour, Earl 
Winterton, Vifcount Turnour and Baron Winterton. 

Creations.] B. Winterton of Gort in the county of 
Gal way, 10 April 1761, i Geo. III. V. Turnour and E. 
Winterton, 12 February 1766, 6 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Ermines, on acrofs pierced, pearl, 4 fer-dcc^ 
moulins, diamond. 

Crest.] On a wreath^ pearl and diamond, a lion paf* 
fant guardant, holding in his paw a fer-de-mouhn, dia- 

Supporters.] Two lions, pearly powdered with fer- 
de-moulins, diamond. 

Motto.] Esse Quam Videri, 

Seats.] Shillinglee park in SulTex, about iS miles froia 
London; and ^efthorp-haU in Norfolk* 


44. X HIS noble Lord is defcended from Thomas Taylor 
Thomas, of Rigmere, in the pariih of Battle and county of Suffex^ 
England ; which Thomas in 1602 purchafed of John Page 
and William Delves, Efqrs. a large tra6t of land at Skir- 
corncr in the manor of Stonham in faid county, where he 
died in September 1629, aged 70, leaving iiiue two fonSj, 

(i) John, his heir, and 

(2) Nicholas, feated at Watling in faid county, he died 

in 1654 without iffue, and bequeathed to his bro- 
ther his eflate near the village of Boreham. in faid pa- 


i r 

,Qdge, Almon and D^cbrett, 


T\(h. of Watling, together with a very profitable leafe 
of the lands of Sharpfhain in the parifh of Battle a- 

John, the eldeft fon^^ on 13 Auguft 1627 purchafed of John. 
Robert James of Hoe, thofe lands of Thorndane^ in the 
parilh of Battle, borough of Inlight, and county of Suffex, 
which had been mortgaged to his father : he died in 1658, 
aged 6$ years, having had iffue four daughters, who died 
young ; and one fon his fuccefibr, viz. 

Thomas Taylor, Efq. who in the year 1653 came into Thomas, 
Ireland with the celebrated Do6lor William Petty, between 
whom fubfifted a ftri(5t friendlhip contra6ted at fchool and 
college. They conjointly undertook and perfected the 
Down furvey, although the maps were publifhed in Sir 
William Petty's name only. In 1660 he difpofed of his 
eftates in England, and purchafed, in this kingdom, the 
town and townlands of JCells, alias Kenlifs, Berfordftown, 
Brownftown, and others thereunto-beJonging, with thofe 
of Armagh-Bregagh, and others appertaining thereto, \r% 
the county of Meath. After the reftoration of K. Charles 
II. he was appointed a fub-commiflioner of the court of 
claims in 1664, 1665, and 1666. In 1669 and 1670 he 
was deputy receiver general under Sir George Carteret^ 
and in part of 1670 and 1671 under Lord Aungler * , he 
was alfo a fub-commiflioner of the court of claims, held for 
pcrfons tranfplanted into the province of Conaught and 
county of Clare, in 1675 ; treafurer to the farmers of the. 
revenue in 1679, or 1680 ; and officiated as vice-treafurer 
and treafurer at war, during the fufpenfion of the Lord 
Ranelagh in 168 1, in which employments he died of a 
dropfy and jaundice I Augufl: 1682, aged 51. He marri- 
ed in 1658 Anne, daughter of William Axtell of Berkhamp- 
ftead in the county of Hertford, Efq. and by her (who 
died 4 June 1687 and was buried by her hufband in the 
middle aile of St. MichaePs church, Dublin) had iffue thr^c 
fons and one daughter, viz. John, who died young ; Tho- 
mas, his fucceffor ; William, who died young ; and the 
only daughter Anne, was married to Sir Nicholas Achc- 
fon of Market-hill in the county of Armagh, Bart, an- 
ccftor to Archibald, Vifcount Gosford. SiV 

Thomas, the only furviving fon, was born 20 July Thomajg 
?662, ele(^ed to parliament in 1692 for the borough of i 

Kellsj Baron?:, 

See Pakenhanij, Countefs of Longford, 


Kclls % and was created a Baronet of Ireland 1 2 July 1 704. 
In 1726 he was appointed a member of his Majefty's privy 
council, and died 8 Au.2;uft 1736, aged 76. He married 
20 June 1682, Anne, daughter of Sir Robert Cotton, of 
Combcrmeer in Chefhire, Bart, and by her (who died at 
Kells 22 Auguft 17 10) hadilTuelix fons and five daughters, 
viz. Sir Thomas, his heir ; Robert, (born 22 May 1689 
at Combcrmeer, and entering into Holy Orders^ was 
prefented to the Archdeaconry of Kilmacduagh, and the 
reftories of Loughrea and Finagh in the diocefs of Clon^ 
fert, of which diocef:, he was made Dean in 1726, and 
died unmarried in May 1744) ; Henry (who died on his 
-fifth voyage to the Eaft Indies unmarried) ; John, and 
William who died young; James (born 20 January 1700, 
and married 25 November 1737 to Catharine, daughter of 
Thomas Meredith of Newtown in the county of Meath^, 
Efq. by whom he had feveral children, who all died 
young, and he deceafed in 1747); daughter Henrietta, 
married to John Prefton of Bellinter in the county of 
Meath, Efq. ^ ; Salifbury,' (baptized 14 November 1687, 
married firft to Dodor William Fitz-Gerald, Bifhop of 
Clonfert, fecondly to General James Crofts, and fhe died 
at Bath 5 January 1724 without iflue) ; Anne (to George 
Pepper of Ballygarth in the county of Meath, Efq. and 
died 19 April 1749, leaving iflue one Ton Thomas) j 
Sir Heder, and Emilia both died young. 

Thomas, Sir Thomas, the fecond Baronet, was born 20 Novem- 
2 ber 1686, he was elected to parliament for the borough of 

Baronet, ^ells in 171 1 ; and in 1753 fworn of the privy council in 
Ireland. He married, purfuant to fettlement dated i5 
November 17 14, Sarah, fecond daughter of John Graham 
of Platten in the county of Meath, Efq. and by her had 
tv/o fons and four daughters, viz. Thomas, who died 
young; Thomas, his fucceilbr ; daughters Anne and 
Charity died young ; Sarah, born 9 December 1720, died 
N II June 1763 ; and Henrietta, born 24 February 172 1, 
married 24 February 1741 to Richard Moore of Barn 
in the county of Tipperary, Efq. and had ifl'ue four fons and 
ten daughters, of whom furvived Thomas, Stephen, and 
Richard ; Henrietta, Saliibury, Jane, Elizabeth, Charity, 
Sir and Mary. 

Thomas, Sir Thomas Tavlor, the third Baronet, and prefcnt 
Earl Earl Beclive, was born 20 Odober 1724, chofen to par- 

^^"'^^' liament 

^" Commons Journal. 2 See Earl Ludlow, 12, 


liament for the borough of Kells in 1747, and advanced to 
the Peerage by privy feal at Kenfmgton 19 Augufl 1760 ' 9 
and patent at Dublin 6 September following, by she title 
of Baron Headfort of Headfort in the county of Meath ; 22 
Odober 1761, he took the accuftomed oaths and h>s feat 
in the Houfe of Peers 3, 12 April 1762 "^ purfuant to privy 
feal at St. James's 24 March * preceding ; he was further 
advanced to the dignity of Vifcount Headfort, as fuch he 
fat in parliament 19 April fame year ^ ; in 1766 his Ma- 
jefty was pleafed to create him Earl Be6live of Bediye- 
eaftle in the county of Meath, for which honour the privy 
feal bears date alfo at St. James's 26 September, and the 
patent 24 Odober 7, and his Lordftiip fat as an Earl ia 
the Houfe of Peers 20 Oaober 1767 ^ At the inftitution 
of the moil illuftrious order of St. Patrick, his Lordlhip 
was nominated an original Knight. Companion, and was 
inftalled at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, 17 March 1783. 
Plis Lordihip is alfo a member of his Majefly's moft ho- 
nourable Privy Council in Ireland. On 4 July 1754 
he married Jane, eldeft daughter of the Right Honourable 
Hercules Langford Rowley, by his wife Elizabeth, Vif- 
countefs Langford, and by her hath had iffue, fix fons 
and four daughters, viz. 

Thomas, Vifcount Headfort, born 18 November 1757, ^^^ 
chofen to parliament for the borough of Kells in the 
county of Meath; and married 4 December 1778 Mary, 
only daughter of George Quin of Quinfborough in the 
county of Clare, Efq. 

Hercules-Langford, born 9 September 1759 and chofen (2) 
to parliament with his brother for KelU. 

Robert, born 26 November 1760. {3) 

Clotworthy, born 31 Odober 1763. (4) 

Henry. (5) 

Edward, born 13 November 1768. (6> 

Daughter, Lady Elizabeth, died young. (i) 

Lady Sarah, born 10 May 1762 and died 9 June 1775. (2) 

Lady Henrietta, born 15 April 1765, and (3) 

Lady Cathari'he, born 1 1 Auguft 1773^- (4 ) 


Rot. pat. de Anno 34^ Geo. II. a*, p. D. R. 3*. 

^ Idem. R. 33- ^ Lords Jour. IV. 206. 

4 Rot, de Anno % Geo. III. 2*. p. D. R. 24. 

Idem. R. 25. ^ Lords Jour, IV. 249. 

7 Rot. de Anno 6 Geo. III. 1*. p. f. R. 3. _ ^. 

Lords Jo\ir, IV, 40J. ^ loibrinauou of Lord Be$ti^^V 


Titles ] Sir Thomas Taylor, Earl Beaivc, Vif- 
count and Baron of Headfort, and Baronet. 

Creations.] Baronet J2july 1704; B. Headfort of 
Headfort in the county of Meath, 6 September 1761, 
I Geo. III. V. Headfort 12 April 1762, 2 Geo. III. and 
E. Be6tive of Be6*ive-caflle in the county of Meath, 24 
Oaober 1 766, 6 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Ermine, on a chief, ruby, a flcur des lis be- 
tween two boars heads, ereft, topaz. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a naked arm embowed, hold- 
ing an arrow proper. 

Supporters.] The dexter, a lion 5 the finifter a leo- 
^ pard ; both guardant and plain collared. 

Motto.] Consequitur quodcwnque petit. 

Seats.] Headfort, near Kells in the county of Meath 
31 miles from Dublin ; and Profpel near Balbriggen in 
the county of Dublin, 15 miles from the Capital, 

^ ^^ < c o > 


45 JlX N ample account of the family of VillieRs, mafer- 
nal anceftorsto this nohle Lord, will be found under thtf 
title of Vifcount Grandifon ; where the reader may alfo 
obferve, that John, late Earl Grandifon and the fourth 
Vifcounl of the name of Villiers died 14 May 1766, 
^vhen his Earldom ceafed, and Wrlliam, late Earl of Jer- 
fey the lineal defcendant of Sir Edward Villiers, Knt. 
prefidcnt of Munfter, on whofe ilTue that honour was en- 
tailed, fucceeded to the title of Vifcount. The faid John, 
'Earl Grandifon by his wife Frances, daugliter of Anthony 
Carey, Lord Vifcount Falkland of Scotland, had feveral 
children, none of whom furvived him but Lady Elizabeth 
Villiers, who became folc heir to her father, and having 
married Aland-John Mafon of Waterford, Efq. v/e fhal! 
here proceed with his line* 



The Family of Mason 

Are nearly allied to, if not indeed immediately defcended 
from. Sir John Mafon of Sion near LiOndon ; this circum- 
flance however cannot here be afcertained, as we have never 
feen any pedigree of the family ; we (hall therefore proceed 
to captain Chriftopher Mafon, who is the acknowledged an- Chrlfto- 
ceftor of the different branches of Mafon in Ireland r, from P^^'^* 
an elder fon of this gentleman defcended Sir John Mafon 
of Waterford, Knt. anceftor to George Earl Grandifon ; 
and from ^ younger fon fprung Chriftopher Mafon fotmder 
of the family of Mafon-Brook ^ in the county of Galway- 

Which Chriftopher was father of Robert Mafon, who Family of 
tecame feated at Mafon-Brook aforefaid, and married Mafon- 

Mary, daughter of Watfon of the Marquefs of Brook. 

Rockingham's family, reli6t of Jonathan Aland of Water- 
ford, Efq. and grand-daughter (by her mother) of John 
De Witt the celebrated but unfortunate penfionary of Hol- 
land, who with his brother was mafiacred by the populace 
in 1672; by this Lady, he had Robert his heir, and a 
daughter Margaret, married to Charles Lyons of Ladiilon 
in the county of Weftmcath, Efq. who died 1 1 December 
1 741 aged 90, and (he died of the fmall pox in April 
1749 aged 70, having iffue, Charles; John, father of 
Hugh Montgomery-Lyons of Drogheda, Efq. ; and Sa- 
muel of Antigua. Charles, the eldeft fon, fucceeded at La- 
difton, and was father of John, now feated there, who mar- 
ried Caroline, eldeft daughter of Colonel Dejean of Port- 
arlington ^ and hath a numerous iffue. -Robert, the eld- 
eft fon, fucceeded at Mafon-Brook; married Sarah, eldeft 
daughter of George Monck '^i Efq. of St. Stephen's-green 
Dublin iand died in April 1739, leaving iffue four fons and 
four daughters, viz. John-Monck his heir ; Henry- 
Monck, (a lieutenant colonel in the army, and late engi- 
neer general, who married in 1762, Jane, daughter of 
James Dillon one of the fix clerks in the high court of 
chancery, and by her, who is deceafed, hath John- 
Monck, an enlign in the fifth regiment of foot | Penelope ; 
Elizabeth ; and Ifabella. He married fecondly Jane, only 
daughter of BartholomeweMoffe, founder of the lying-in 
hofpital, and by her hath William, Henry, Jarte, Anne, 
and Sarah) ; William (a lieutenant in Otway's ree-iment 
^vas killed in the late war at Quebec) ; Robert -Wat fort 
Vol. in. N who 

^ Information of Right Hon, J. M. Mafon, 
^ Uliler's Office. 3 Collections, 

^ See V^ Molef\yorth, n^ 


who died young ; daughter Judith, (married to Thomas 
Monck, Efq. barrider at law, and reprefentative in parha- 
ment for the borough of Old Leighhn, who died in 1772, 
leaving iffue) ; AHcia, (to Rev. John Cumpbell, Redor of 
Carrickmacrofs, by whom Ihehas ilTueRev. Robert ; John- 
Garnet, counfcllor at law ; Thomas ; Rofe-Aramintha ; 
Ehzabeth, and Catharine) ; Chriftian, (firft to Jofeph 
Ormfby of the county of Mayo^ Efq. and had Jofeph 
Mafon, lieutenant in the fourth regiment of foot ; and Sa- 
rah ; (he married fecondly Richard RadclifF, D. D. redor 
of Lifnefkea in the diocefs of Clogher, and by him hath a 
fern John, now a (ludent at the Temple) ; Charlotte, the 
younged daughter died young. ^John-Monck Mafon now 
of Mafon-Brook was fworn a barrifter at law in 1752, and 
appointed a commilTioner of his Majefty's revenue in 
1775 ; he ferves in parliament for the borough of St. Ca- 
nice Kilkenny, and is a memher of his Majefty's liioft ho- 
nourable privy council in Ireland ; in J 766 he married 
Catharine, fecond daughter of the late Henry Mitchell of 
Glafnevin in the county of Dublin, Efq. but hath no if- 

fue ^ 
Sir John. We return now to Sir John Mafon of Waterford, Knt. 
who reprefented that county in the parliaments of 1695, 
1703, 1711, and 1715^; he married Jane, daughter of 
Henry Aland of that city, Efq. (father to Henry, wha 
died without ifTue in 1683, and to Jonathan Aland, Efq.) 
by this Lady he had iffue John, his heir; and three 
daughters, viz. Ehzabeth, who married Alexander Alcock, 
Efq^; Sarah, born in Auguft 1679 ; and Jane, born in No- 
vember 1680 5. . 
John. John Mafon, Efq. the only fon and fuccelTor of his fa- 
ther, ferved in parliament in 1731 and 173J, for^ the 
city of Waterford ^, and married Sarah, daughter of Jo- 
nathan Aland of the faid city, Efq. by his wife Mary,, 
daughter of ^ Watfon, who after his deceafe re- 
married as hath been already obferved, with Robert Mafon 
of Mafon-Brook, Efq. by this marriage he inherited a 
confiderable cdate, and had iilue 
Alnnd- Aland-John heir ; who ferved in parliament for the 
John, county of Waterford in 1749 * and died 26 March 1759 ^ 
F;iizabeth he married, I2 June 1739, Lady Elizabeth Villiers, and in 
Countefs conlideration 

^^' Information of Right Hon. J. M. Mafon. 

2 Commons Jour. ^ Colleaions, -* Commons Jour, 
5 Idem. ^ Lodjj-e, 


confideration of her Ladylhlp being the only furvivlng 
child and then heir apparent to John, Earl Grandifon, his 
late Majefty was pleafed to create her a Peerefs of this realm 
by the title of Vifcountefs Grandifon of Dromana, her 
family feat, in the county of Waterford, by Privy Seal 
bearing date at St. James's 26 March, and by patent ^ at 
Dublin 10 April 1746, entailing the honour on the heirs 
male of her body for ever ; 15 February 1763 her Lady- 
Ihip remarried with Charles-Montague ftalifax, colonel of 
the fecond regiment of foot, and a major-general 2^ and 
by Privy Seal at St. James's 15 December 1766 and patent, 
at Dublin 19 February 1767 ^, his prefent Majefty was 
pleafed to advance her to the dignities of Vifcountefs Vil- 
liers, and Countefs Grandifon of Dromana, entailing thefe 
honours on her heirs male ; (he deceafed at Spa in Germa- 
ny 29 May 1782, and was interred in her father's family- 
vault at Youghali. Her iffue by Mr. Mafon were (tven 
fons and one daughter, none of whom furvived their in- ' 

fancy but 

George, now Earl Grandifon, who was born 23 July George, 
1 751, fucceeded to the honours in 1782, and took his Ear) 
feat in the houfe of Peers 4 May 1784 '^y 10 February Grandi- 
1774, he married Lady Gertrude Conway, born 9 OQ:ober foi^- 
1750 5 fourth daughter of Francis, Earl of Hertford, by 
whom he hath an only daughter. Lady Gertrude-Emilia, 
born 28 March 1778 <^. 

Titles.] George Mafon-Villiers, Earl and Vifcount 
Grandifon, and Vifcount Villiers. 

Creations.] V. Grandifon of Dromana in the coun- 
ty of Waterford 10 April 1746, 19 Geo. IL and V. Villiers 
and E. Grandifon 19 February 1767, 7 Geo. III. 

Arms.} Pearl, on a crofs ruby, five efcallop Ihells, 


Crest.] On a wreath, a lion rampant pearl, ducally 
crowned, gold. 

Supporters.] The dexter, an horfe, pearl, the finif- 
ter, a lion as the creft. 

Motto.] Fidei Coticula Crux. 

Seat.] Dromana in the county of Waterford, 99 miles 
from Dublin. 

' Rot. p. de Anno 19^ Geo. II. 3*. p. f. 

2 Information of Geo. Earl Grandilon, and Lodge, 

^ Rot. p. de Anno 7 Geo. III. 2*. p. f. 

-* Lords Jour. V. 522. 5 Collins, V. 283. 

* Information of the Earl. . 


< i8o ) 


4^ XaI STORY informs us, that the name of this anci- 
ent noble family was originally Tristram, and changed 
to St. Lawrence on the following occafion; one of 
them being, on that faint^s day, to command an army near 
CIontarfFc, againfl the common invaders of the realm (the 
Danes) bound himfelf by a folemn vow to St. Lawrence 
(as was cuftomary in thofe times before any hazardous at- 
tempt, battle, danger by Tea, &c.) that if he obtained the 
vii:ory, he would aflume his name, and entail the fame on 
his pofterity. After a very hot, but fuceefsful, engage- 
ment, he performed his vow by taking the name of St. 
Lawrence, which hath ever (ince continued his family's 
furname ; and to perpetuate the memory of his victory, 
the fword, wherewith he fought, is ftill hanging in the 
hall of Howth, the family's refidence from their firft arri- 
val in Ireland *. 

The family, without doubt, was of note in England 

long before the Norman conqueft, for we arc told, that 

Sir Triflram was one of the Knights of K Arthur's 

Sir round table, and predecefTor to Sir Amoricus, Almericus, 

Amorey, Amorey Triftram, who came into Ireland in the reign of 

I Henry II. being induced to accompany his brother-in-law 

Baron, gij. John Courcy in his expedition hither, on account of a 

mutual compa^, to be equal adventurers and fliarcrs in 

each other's undertakings and vi6iories- 

In the year 1 1 7 7, when Sir John Courcy was command- 
ed into Ireland by the King, he had a grant under the 
great feal, that he, and the friend he ibould chafe to pre- 

* It hath heen remarked in Hiflory, as an extraordinary circum- 
fiance attending this family, that the eftate and title hare been pof- 
felfed by them near 600 years^ the former without any increafe or 
diminution , during \vhich time there never was an attainder in the 
family (which particular indeed is true) nor did the eftate and title 
ever defcend to a minor, or a fecondfon '. But how little founda- 
tion there is for this \^i\ alfertion will be evinced in the cafuing 

I Clogher's MSS. In Trin-. Coll. 

ST. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. j8i 

fer, (hould enjoy all the lands he (hould win by his fword 
in that kingdom, exempt from charge or tribute, as a 
reward for his fervice, faving his homage to the King as 
fupreme and abfolute Lord of the land. Sir John being in 
ftri6t friendfliip with a worthy Knight, named Sir Amoricus 
Triftram, who had married his (ifter, propofed to him one 
day in St. Mary's church at Roan, that whatever they 
Ihould win in any realm, either by fervice or otherwife, 
fliould be divided between them. Sir Amoricus clofing 
with the propofal, they ferved together in France, Nor 
mandy, and England ; and Sir John being fent (as juft 
now mentioned) into Ireland, their firft landing was at 
Howth near Dublin ; where their entrance being difputed 
by the Irilh, a very ftiar'j) battle enfued at the bridge of 
Ivor a near the Hili of Howth, when Sir John Courcy be- 
ing detained on J)oard by ficknefs, or fome other impedi- 
ment, and Sir Amorey commanding in chief, his valour 
and conduct were fo confpicuous, and the fight fo fuc-p 
cefsful, that the land and title of Howth were allotted to 

him for his part of the conqueft. In this engagement 

he loft feven fons, uncles, and nephews. 

After this prosperous entrance, they proceeded north* 
ward, and by feveral fkirmilhes reduced the province of 
Ulfter ; in the performing of which, after the firft battle 
near Downe, Sir Amorey for fome time was miffing, but 
^t length -was found leaning on his (hield near a hedge, 
whence he had j^lucked feme honey-fuckles and wild voitsi 
to refrefti and fupport him under the lofs of blood, from 
three fuch large )vounds, as caufed his life to be defpaired 
of for nine days-; and he was carried from the battle by 
four men upon his fhieid ^ 

In 11^9, upon the removal of Sir John Courcy from 
the government by K. Richard I. and fubftituting in his 
room Hugh de Lacie, the younger. Lord of Meath, the 
Iriih no Iboner heard of the change, than they refolved to 
regain their country from Courcy, now divefted of his 
power. Sir Almericus, being then in Conaught with 30 
knights and 200 footmen, was advertifed by letters from 
Courcy of his removal, and defired to repair to his affift- 
ance againft the Irifti, who had thus confpired to extirpate 
the Englifh. Sir Amorey prepared to join him; but O 
Conor King of Conaught, underftanding his defign, af- 
fembled all his power to intercept his march, which Sir 
^njofcy perceiving, animated his men refolutely to attack 

LodgCj and Clogher's MSS 





the enemy ; but the horfe inclining to preferve themfelvcs 
by flight, the footmen thus cried out to Sir i\morey, j 
thou worthy K^night of Knights, that in all thefe affairs 
wall fo accounted, let not thy end this day diihonour 
thee from thy youth hitherto ; rememher how many 
'^ battles and painful travels we have accompanied with 
'^ thee ; remember, thou noble Knight, that from our M 
*' countries, our parents, our children and fubftance, wc 
have not refufed lo follow thee, as our God upon the 
earth : remember thy worthy a6ts, and efpecially thy 
heroiC doings in Uritl, when we gave ihamtfully back, 
** and all was loft, unlefs thou hadft difmounted and com- 
*' fortsd us, and kiUed thy horfe, in token that thou 
' woulil not flee from us, and tookeft upon thee to be our 
lliieid of defence : dijhonour not then the hoiife thou art 
*^ come of, for better thou hadfl never been born ; but re- 
*' member here is thy blood, and thy poor friends in our 
^^ latl neceflity.'* 

Thefe words were fpoken by his younger brother, with 
which he was fo affe6ted, that for fome time he could make 
no reply ; but at length broke out and faid^ '^ Who will, 
^' may fave his life by flight on horfeback, if he can ; but 
*^ affuredly my heart will not fuflfer me to leave thefe mv 
** poor friends in their necefllity, with whom I would fooner 
** die in honour, than live with you in difpraife ; but to 
* all thofe that will ftand this day, I can fay no more than 
'* this, as our lives ihall together depart, fo ihall my foul 
'^ accompany with yours to the latter day ; and in doing 
*^ this, I give you all moii; humble thanks, that this dav 
*' will live and die in the field. And, my fellows and 
*' friends, all bear witnefs with me the latter day, that 
*^ to God 1 render and yield my foul ; mv fervice to my 
*^ natural Prince ; my heart to my brother Sir John Courcy 
<* and wife ; my force, might, pain, and goodwill to my 
*' poor friends and fellows here." This he fpoke kneeling, 
and killing the crofs of his fword, thrufl it through his 
horie, faying, he fionld nsvcrferve againji them, lulth whom 
he fo -worthily nnd truly had ferved afore. W^x^ example was 
followed by all the horfemcn, except two young gentle- 
men, whom he ordered to Ifand on the next hill to fee the 
battle, and after it was over, to carry the news to his bro- 
ther ; which they accordingly did, and teflified all the cir- 
cumfl:ances of this tranfaction. 

This done, he engaged the enemy, confifliing of 20,ooo 
men, fo dcfperately, that one thoufand were flain, but be- 

ST. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. iSj, 

ing overpowered by numbers, he and his party periHicd to 
a man. ** Thus died Sir Amorey Triftram, who, among 
" a thoufand Knights, might be chofen for beauty and he- 
** roic courage ; for humility arwi courtefy to his inferiors; 
^' yielding to none but in the way of gentlenefs." 

By the fifter of Sir John Courcy, Earl of Ulfter, he left 
three fons, the two younger of whom were flain on Good- 
Friday 1 203, in aflifting their uncle Courcy againlT: Lacie's 
men, who fell upon them, when unarmed, in the church- sir 
yard of Downpatrick ; and Sir Nicholas Fitz-Amorey, the Nicholas. 
eldeftj was fent to England, upon his father's death, to in- 2 
^orm the King of the (ituation of affairs ; whence return- Baron, 
ing to Ireland, he was obliged to content himfelf with the 
iands of Howth, and give up the conquefls of his father 
in XJlfter to monafteries and abbies. -He was a man of 
great refolution and bravery, and is thus defcribed, with 
hi5 father, hy Galfridus Rodubec, Sf. Laiirans fuerunt Firi 
Jirenui at que fortes et robiifiijfimi in Bella. He was fo defpe- 
rately wounded in the conqueft of Ulfler, in nine feveral 
places, that he was left for dead ; but at length happily 
recovered to continue the family, being father of Almeri- Almeric, 
cus, the third Baron, to whom K. John (before he came 3 
to 'fhe crown of England, being then Eari of Morton, Baron, 
and Lord of Ireland) confirmed the iaads of Howth * ; 
-which he left to his fon 

Adam, the fourth Lord, who granted eighteen acre5 of Adam, 

land in Newtown to Adam Fitz-Ri-chard Withals; and was 4 Baron* 

father of Robert, the fifth Lord, whofe fon and fucceflbr Rotiert. 

was Nicholas, the fixth Lord, between whom and the prior A- 1 ^,^"* 

1 Nicholas^ 

6 Baroa, 

* By this charter. Johannes, Domlnus Hibernlse, Gomes More- 
ton, ArchiepVfcoplsepifcopis, &:c.fet Miniltris fuis Francias, Anglia?, et 
Hiberni?e, Salutem. Sciatis me dediire et concefTiiie, et hac prefenti 
Charta mea confirmafle Almarico deSanClo Laurentio, pro homagio 
et Servitlo fuo, Terram di& Houede, cum omnibus pertinentiis fuis, 
ita libere et quiete, ficnt Pater fuus iliam xinquam melius tenuit, per 
Servitium unius Militis pro omni Servitio. Quare volo et firmiter 
pr?rcipio, quod prsdidus Almaricuset hjeredes fui poiTideant, habe- 
ant et teneant de me et hasredibas meis prediclam Terram, per 
praediflum Servitium, iibere et quiete, integre et pleiiarie, in bofco 
et in piano, in viis et infemitis, in pratis et pafcuis, in moris et 
marifcis, in aquis et m.olendinis, in ftagnis et viyariis, et cum omni- 
bus aliis Libertatibuset liberis Confuetudinibus fuis. TelHbus, Jo. 
de Curcy , Galfrid. de Conftantin;, Gilberto D'Aiigulo; Jordano 
fratre fuo ; Hugone Tirrell; Rogero fratre fuo ; Reymundo de Va^ 
Adamo Groffe , Hugone HoelTe; Adamo Camerario ; Simone Pave- 
fellj Maur. f. Philip? ; Rog. de Sandford ; Alinode Curcy j et mijlT 
tisaliisj apud Sanili^m Edmundum. (Lodge,) 













and convent of All-Saints in Dublin, a contra6t was made 
in Otiab. Trin. 1270 (54 Hen. III.) concerning the, ma- 
nor of Ballvdowell, (Baldoyle). To h;m fucceeded his ion 
Robert, the Icventh Lord of Howih, living in 1289, the 
father of Adam de Howth, the eighth Lord, who married 
Ifabeiia, younger daughter of William Pylart, or Pylail, 
(Matilda, the elder, being married to Walter de Cufack) 
coheir to her brother Robert, and in 1298 they recovered 
a mefTuage and one carucate of land in Cionmyn in the 
county of Dublin, with 34 marcs and 4 Ihillings coft. 
He had two fons, Alnaericus, his fucceflbr ; and Adam 
Howth of Howthflon, orCaftleton in Howth, who died in 
1334 *, and by his wife Scholaftica, had iilue Nicholas de 
Howth, living 31 Edw. IlL in which yer.^ Richard Dardit^ 
held half a carucate of land from him ii) Barondfton, in 
the county of Dublin ; and (probably) another fon John 
de Ho V h, living 1342. And in 1380 (4 Rich. H.) were 
living Vvill-am Howth of Howthilon .; Richard of Powelef- 
ton ; i<obert of Cronefton in the county of Louth ; and 
Peter Howth, who married Matilda, daughter a^d coheir 
to Sir i'homas de Verdon, deceafed, for whofe lands he 
then did his homage, and fwore fealty to the King, who 
by patent, dated at Dublin 28 November, ordered him to 
l?e put in poffcllion of her inheritance, lA^hich wa^ held of 
the crown by her father in capitc. ' 

Aimericus, the ninth Baron of Howth? a? appears by the 
rolls in the remembrancer's office % was^ feized in fee of 
30 acres of arable land in Howth, which Jie gave to Wil- 
liam Young, vicar of the church of the blelied Virgin Ma- 
ry of Howth, and his fucceifors for ever. He departed 
this life I May 1327 (i Edw. III.) ^ and was fucceed- 
ed by his fon Chrillopher, the tenth Lord, father of 

' Stephen^ 

* This appears by a writ, dated at Dublin 23 November 8 Rdw, 
III. (1334) dlretHng John Morhe, efcheator of Ireland, to feize 
all the lands and tenements in his diftrid, which belonged to Adam 
de Houethe, lately deceafed, which he held in caplte ; and alfo by 
a cujiod'uim thereof, granted 29 December to Thomas de Zouch, 
at the rent of 31!, a year. And \% January following another writ 
ifliied to the faid efcheator, ordering and empowering him, out of 
the faid eftate, conhfling of 32 melfuages and 27 acres of land in 
Caftleton in Houeth, of which the faid Adam and his wife levied a 
fine in the reign of Kdwafd II., to affign to Scholaftica his widow a 
Te^fonaMe dower, which was to be enrolled in chancery, fhe having 
fworn n-.t to marry v/itiioat the King's licenfe. Rot. "oat. Tuu 
iScrm. 8<^ i:dw. 111. P. ima. N^. 105. iiS. 120. D. 

/ Rot, Ao, 2 Hen. Yll,. f. 9. 

? Idem. 

St. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. 185 

Stephen, the eleventh Lord, whofe fon Nicholas, the twelfth Stephen, 
Lord, is mentioned as a nobleman of lingular honefty ; and 1 1 
by commiflion, dated at Naas 8 March 1 381, was appointed Baron, 
one of the keepers of the peace within the county of Dub- Nicholas, 
lin. And, in 1385, K. Richard IL confidering the da- *^ 
mages and inconveniencies which enfued to himfelf, to the ^^^^^' 
citizens of Dublin, and other the fubje<Sts of Ireland, by 
the breaking down of the great bridge of the city, and de- 
5ring to provide for its reparation, granted (9 January) to 
the mayor, bailiffs and citizens, his ferry beyond the ri- 
ver Liffey, with all the profits and cufloms for four years ; 
empowering them to take for every paifenger a farthing; 
for every cow, horfe, &c. of twelve pence value and above, 
and every carcafe of beef, a halfpenny ; for every fheep, 
hog, or carcafe of the fame, a farthing, and in reafonabic 
proportion for all other things at difcretion, according to 
tlieir quantity and value ; the fame, above the reafonabic 
cofts of the ferry, to be expended in rebuilding the 
bridge, under the infpe6tion of the Abbot of St. Mary, 
Edmund Serle, Nicholas Sergeant, Robert Burnell, Ni- 
cholas Howth, John Birmingham, and Thomas Maure- 
warde, to be faithfully expended by them annually during 
the faid term. 

His Lordfhip deceafed at Howth on St. Martin's day, 
II November 1404, and was there buried with his ancef- 

tors, leaving iflue by the daughter of ' Fleming, 

Chriftophcr, the thirteenth Lord, who was alfo buried inChrifto- 
kjie cliurch of Howih, with this infcription upon the mo- pher^ 
iiument there, bearing date 1430. '3 

' Chriftopher, Baron Howth, alias Baron. 

De S^o Laurencio, and Lord of 

Parliament, and Anne Plunket, 

Daughter of ^Plunket of 

kathmore in the county of Meath '. 
He left the eftate and title to his fon Sir Chriftopher, the Sir Chrif- 
fourteenth Lord, in whofe favour an a6t of parliament topher, 
pafled 29 Hen. VI. (145 1 ) granting him a licence to fearch '^ 
for a ?nine within his Lordfhip of Howth, as well for tin, ^^*^"' 
ks for lead ore, and to receive the profits thereof to his own 
ufe, during the term of three years, at 6s. 8d. per annum 
crown- rent, if the mine was found. And by a commiflion, 
dated at Naas 18 June 1461 (i Edw. IV.) he was appoint- 
ed with Thomas Talbot, prior of the hofpital of St. John 
-. . of 

* Lodge, 

i86 St. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. 

of Jenifalem, John, Abbot of St. Mary's, Robert Howth, 
Efq. his Lordfhip's elded: Ton, John Barnewall and others, 
to be jullices and keepers of the peace \vithin the county of 
Dublin. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Bir- 
mingham, and had five fons, and three daughters. 
(i) Robert, his fucceflbr. 

(2) WilHam of Stapolyn, who was feizcd in fee of the caf- 
tlc, 200 acres of arable land, and 240 of meadow in Lag- 
gagh, in the barony of MoygaHen and * county of Meath, 
held from the Archbilhop of Dublin, as of his manor of 
Inilkeen, by the fcrvice of a red rofe yearly on the fcaft of 

^ St. John Baptift ; and by his deed of feoffment, dated 15 
September 1485, fettled the prcmifTes on John Logan, and 
Nicholas Hart, clerk, to the ufe of Alianore Delamere his 
wife, for life, remainder to the right heirs of his body law- 
fully begotten. He left a fon Robert, who was a merchant 
of Dublin, and took to wife Agnes, daughter of 

Tynebegh, by his wife Genet, daughter of William Forf- 
ter of Killeigh, by his fecond wife, Catharine, daughter 
of ^^ Birt of Tullogh ^ ; and by her, who re-married 
with Thomas Proudfoote of Phypoe's-town, had a fon John 
St. Lawrence of Clonlhagh near Dublin, left in remainder 
to the eftate of Howth by deed, dated 20 April 1542. 

(3) Amorey, and 

(4) Thomas, both died unmarried. 

(5) Walter Howth, who was Baron of the court of Exche- 
quer, and died 25 January 1503 ^. 

^^' Daughter , was married to John, fon of Peter Tal- 

bot, by whom fhe had two daughters, Elizabeth, married 
to Tcige O Hoyne o^ Tirgan^ and Margaret, to Patrick 
Archbold of Kinlefton, Efq. 

(2) -, firfl: married to Crufe of Drogheda ; and fe- 

condly to Sir William Darcy of Platten, vice-treafurer of 
Ireland, by whom {he had George Darcy of Flatten, Efq. ; 
Thomas of Donore ; Maud, married to Thomas Cufack, 
Efq. ; and Eleanor, to Robert, Lord Dunfany 4. 

(3) Margaret, wife to Walter Marward^ titular 3aron of 
Skryne *. 


* He died 6 November i^^^y, leaving by her Thomas his heir, 
then three years of age-, ard a daughter Eleanor, the firl\ wife of 
Robert Walfh of Carrickmaine In the county of Dublin, Kfcj. Tho- 
mas, Baron of Skryne, married Maud, daughter of Sir Rowland 


Lodge. 2 Idem. 3 Obituar. Chrifl church 8 Gal. Fc^. 

* See that dtje. 

St. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. 1S7 

Sir Robert St. Lawrence, the fifteenth Baron of Howth, Sir 
on 23 February 1467 (7 Edw. IV.) was made chancellor of Robert^ 
the green-wax of the exchequer by patent, bearing tefte 15 
at Droghcda by John, Earl of Worcefter, L. D. and 10 Baron, 
July 14B3 was conftituted Lord Chancellor of Ireland by 
Richard HI. having, in the reign of Edward IV. been one 
of thole thirteen honourable perlons, elected knights of the 
order of iSt. George in Ireland, and aifociated to defend the 
Pale againft the Irllh, which was fet afide in 1494 by a6t 
of parliament. He married Joan * ; fecond of the five 


Fit2-Euftace of Harrefton, Knt. and dying within age lo February 
J503 *, left iifue by her, who remarried with Sir John Plunket of 
Bewley, James, his heir, then tvso years old, who being granted in 
ward to Sir William Darcy of Flatten, was by him married to Maud, 
daughter of his eldeft fon George Darcy, Elq. which Maud procur- 
ing him to be murdered by one Richard Fitz-Gerald (whom fhe af- 
terwards married) during the rebellion of Thoma.s, Loj^.d Offaley, 
he left by her a fon Walter, Baron of Skryne, who married firll 
Margaret, daughter of Robert, Lord Dunfany, which Lady being * 

drowned in paffmg the River Boyne, he took to his fecond wife El- 
len, daughter of Sir John Plunket of Dunfoghly, Knt. Chief Jullice 
of the Queen's Bench, and had an only daughter and heir Genet, ^ 

married to Wijliam. Nugent, Efq, younger Ion of Richard, Lord 
Delvin. ' 

* His Lordftlip perfefled a deed of feoffment at Howth ', lo July 
i8 Edw. IV. to Sir Robert Dowdall, Sir John Cornwaifhe, Thomas 
Talbot of Malahide, Efq., John Moore, and William Rery, Yeo- 
men, of all the lands, melVuages, tithes, mills, rents, and other 
hereditaments 5, which were lately the inheritance of Chriftopher, 
Lord of Howth, his father, or which defcended tohirri, the faid Ro- 
bert, by hereditary right, after his faid father's death, and of his 
brothers Amory and I'homas, and of the Lady Elizabeth Birniing-r 
ham, in the towns and fields of Ballybarrack, four marcs rent in 
Stapolyn, in the county of Dublin, and the towns and fields of PiU 
letelton, Navaii, Ballyfawe, Kenlys, in the county' of Meath, and 
Drogheda. Which feoffees granted and confirmed to him and to the 
noble Lady Johanna his wife, daughter and one of the heirs of the 
illuflrious and moll powerful Prince Edward, Duke and Earl of So- 
jtierfet, Marquefs of Dorfet, and Earl of Moreton, by his wife the 
noble Princefs Eleonora, daughter and coheir of the moft noble Lord 
Richard Beauchampe Earl of Warwick and Albemarle, to the 
J^ord Thomas Bouchier Cardinal and Archbifhop of Canterbury, 
Henry Strafford Duke of" Buckingham, the Lord Thomas Rother- 
am Bifhop of Lincoln, Lord William Dudley Bifhop of Durham, 
Lord John Alcock Bifhop pf Worceller, Lord James Coldwell 
Bifhop of Norwich, Henry Bourcheir Earl of Efl'ex, Anthony 
Widville Earl of Rivers, Thomas Butler Earl of Ormond, Wil- 

* Inq poll Mort. ejuscapt. apud Dub. 7 Hen. VUL 
^ Rot. claus. i90Edw. IV. f. ^ Lodge. 

i88 ST. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. 

daughters of Edward Beaufort, Duke of Somerfct, and by 
her, who after married Sir Richard Fry, Knt. had four 
fons, and two daughters. 

(i) Nicholas, his fucceflbr. 

(2) Thomas St. Lawrence, otherwife Howth (^y feme made 

the fon of his Lordlhip's youngetl brother Walter, but 
falfcly) who 19 Auguft 1532 was appointed Attorney-Ge- 
neral of Ireland, and i2 Auguft 1535 fecond juftice of th 
King^s Bench, in which he was continued 25 November 
1553 by Q^Mary : and K. Edward VI. in his letters from 
Greenwich 7 April I547> direded, among other things, 
that in refpe<5l: of his taithful and diligent fervice done to 
his father and himfelf, and upon fpecial truft of the conti- 
nuance of the f^me, he ihould be called into his privj 
council ; and having received a grant from K- Henry 
VIII. of 9I. 6s. 8d a year during pleafure, in reciompencc 
of the office of remembrancer, which he reiigned to Henry 
Draicott, K- Ekiward was pleafed alfo in further confidera- 
tion of his faithful fervices ', to ren^w that annuity to 
him.- He married Margaret, daughter of ? Hollywood 
of Tar.tayne near Dublin (where he aho relided) and left an 
only daughter Margaret, married to William, fon of Pa- 
trick Birmingham, Efq. Chief Juftice of the King^s 
Bench in 1530, by whom ftie had four fons, and four 
daughters, of whom the eldeft fon Patrick Birmingham, 
Efq. married Genet, dauc^hter of Walter a-nd grand-daugh- 
ter of William Birt or ^ Brett of Tulloch, Ef^. 


jiam Haftpigs Lord Haiiyngs, Thomas Stanley J^ord of Stanley, 
Henry Grey Lord Grey, James Fleming Lord o Slane, Thoma^ 
Burgh, Knt., William Stanley, Knt., T. 5t. Leger, Knt., Henry 
Roos, Knt., George Brown, Knt., Robert Spencer, Knt., James 
Tirrall, Knt., Maurice Bi'.rji,hill, Knt., Richard Roos, William 
Patfon, John Ryfshe., Hwgh Balfronte, John Hovvett, Robert Plo- 
mer, Hugh Brice, Thornas Fitzfymond, and Denis Waryng, Chap- 
lain ; all the faid premiires, during the lives of the faid Robert, 
Lord Howth, and Joan his wife, refpedlively, figned and fealed at 
Dublin, 18 Auguft 147.8^18 Edw. IV.) :^ She furvived his Lord- 
ship, and in 1515 (7 Henry YIIl.) was found by inquiiition to have 
been feized of 2Z marcs rent on 1 April 1510, ,(i Hen. VHL) by 
the name of dower, out of all her hun>and's lands in Ireland , from 
which I April being abfent fcom the kingdom, contrary to the Ws.-- 
tte of abfeutees of K. Richard H. and his council at Wellminiier, 
two parts of her faid lands wejefei'/ed by the efcheator to the King's 
u-fe, and her fon Nicholas, Lord Howth, received the rents from th# 
faid firll of April, but by what title the jury v^ere ignorant. 

' Lodge. ' Ideni. 

* Rot, Claufe, Anno 19 Edvv. IV. f ' 

ST- LAWRENCE, Earl of KOWTH. 189 

Walter, whofe daughter Anne Vas married to Walter (3) 
Goiding, Efq. and had John Golding, Efq. their heir 1, 
whofe ion Nicholas (we prefume) was feated at Garrefton 
in the county of Dublin, of which and of BaUneaftony 
Adamilon, Tobergragan and Newton in the county of 
Dublin, he was feized in- fee, and made a deed of feoff- 
ment thereof 25 March 157 S to John Howth, ahas St. 
Lawrence of Clonlhagh, Gent, to hold to the ufe of his 
heirs male, and after the deceafe of himfelf and v/ife, to 
levy and receive 20 marcs to every of his daughters, being 
then five in number. He married Aliiorv, daughter of 
Nott, by whom he left Thomas^ his heir, who levi- 
ed fines of the eftate ; Anne, married to William Mac- 
Gillewye, alias Mac-Callowe of Mutiengar , Jane^ un- 
married in 1 62 1 ^, and feveral other fons and daughters 3. 

Chriftopher, who in 1536 was prefented to the Archdea- (4> 
conry of Glendalogh in the cathedral of St. Patrick's> 
Dublin, and 28 Auguft 1547 (i Edw. VI.) hadapenfion 
granted him, as fuch, of 36I. 5s. od. a year. 

Daughter Genet was married to Thoma^ Fitz-Symons, (i) 
Efq. Recorder of Dublin, by whom (he had Edward, Ser- 
jeant at law to Q. Elizabeth ; and Alifon, wife to Kohcvt 
Taylor of Swordes, Efq. 

Anne, to Walter Golding of Grange, Efq. and had fe- (2) 
veral children, of whom Walter the eldeft fon, married 
Elizabeth, daughter of ThOmas Tew, and had an only 
daughter and heir, married to the fon and heir of 
Sedgrave of Killeglan in the county of Meath, Efq. *. 

Sir Nicholas St. Lawrence, the fixteenth Baron of Sir 
Howth, in the reign of K. Henry VIL was entirely dcvot- Nicholas^, 
cd to the interefts of the houfe of Lancafter, and when *" 
Lambert Simnel, the famous impoftor, perfonated the Earl ^i^^on, 
of Warwick in Ireland, his LordQiip, in i486, difcovered 
the defigns of him and his abettors to the King ; who 
thereupon caufed the true Earl of Warwick (then a prifon- 
cr in the tower of London) to be led, upon a Sunday, 
through the ftreets of the city, and afterwards went with him. 
in folemn procefllon to St. Paul's church, attended by his 
principal nobility, by which means the impof^or was fully 
detected in England ; but in Ireland Simnel was retorted on 
the King for the real Earl, as if he had obtruded a coun- 
terfeit Earl of Warwick on his people. However, many 


Lodge. * Decree in Chancery 14 May 1621. 

3 Lodge. f Idem, 


in Ireland moft faithfully defended K. Henry's title and in- 
tereft, among whom principally were Odavianus de Pala* 
tio, Archbilhop of Armagh ; Edmund Courcy, Bilbop of 
Clogher ; the Lord Howth ; the family of the Butler's ; 
and the citizens of Waterford. Simnel being defeated the 
next year in the battle of Stoke, the King fent for the no- 
bility of Ireland, to reward fuch as had proved their loyal- 
ty, and to reprove thofe who had departed from their alle- 
giance ; when his Lordlhip's fidelity and fervices were fo 
confpicuous, that the King, in recompence thereof, pre- 
fented him with three hundred pieces of gold (fome fay 300I. 
llcrling) and by charter, dated 4 March 1489, confirmed 
to him the lands of Howth, &c. he having the year before 
(notwithftanding his fl:ri6l attachment to the crown) taken 
the oath of allegiance, and done his homage before Sir 
Ki chard Edgecombe, in the great chamber at St. Thomas- 
Court, Dublin. 

In 1490 (6 Hen. VII.) he wasprefent in parliament, as 
he was again 1 2 September 1493 in ibat, held by the L. D. 
Gormanfton. He attended the L. D. Kildare to the fa- 
mous battle of Knocktowe in Conaught, fought againfl the 
Irifli 19 Auguft 1504; in the council of war, previous to 
that engagement, the Lord Gormanfton thus delivered 
his opinion, *^ it was as good to be deferred as to be done, 
*' for after a good advifement there {hould come a good 
*^ opinion, for a jufi: mind never liked woe, let us under- 
'^ ftand the matter ere we take this weighty matter in 
*^ hand, and let the King be privy to this weighty and un- 
*' certain enterprife, for we may put the whole realm into 
^' hazard if we fpeed not well". This council was given 
at three o'clock in the afternoon the day before the battle, 
and within a few miles of the place appointed, to which 
Lord Howth replied, ' My Lord of Gormanfton's opi- 
nion is good, fo it had been fpoken before our coming to 
the field ; and my opinion is, feeing the time is ihort, 
(200 horfe appearing upon a hill two miles from the Eng- 
*' liih camp) ; this matter was determined before we came 
hither deliberately by the council, and if it were not, 
the time is not now to argue the cafe, our enemies beino- 
in light ; and for the difpleafure of our Prince, if wc 
* win this battle as I am fure we Ihall, though the King 
'* frown a little with his countenance, his heart will re- 
joice ; and admit he will be offended by lofing the field, 
he that ihall live let him bear the blame or burden ; as 
tor my part, I am ajGTured to win this battle, or to lofe 

ST. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. ipi 

** my lite, and then all the world is gone with me ; but 
** let us lend away our fonsto revenge our quarrel if need 
* To require ; prefcribe your battles in perfeiSt order this 
*' night, that every man fhall anfwer to-morrow his charge, 
** for, it is not when we Ihall go to fight that we lliall 
* trouble ourfelves once with difcuffing that matter."- 
This advice was approved by the Earl of Kildare ; but 
neither of their fons would confent to leave the field ; Lcrrd 
Howth led the bill-men in this battle and throughout the 
whole of it fought on foot *. He was made Lord Chan- 
cellor of the Kingdom lo June 1509 ; and dying 10 July 
,1526, was buried with his anceflors at Howth *. He mar- 
ried three wives ; to his firft Genet, only daughter of Sir ' 
Chriftopher Plunket, the third Lord of Killeen, and by 
her had Chriftopher, his fuccefTor, and four daughters. 

Alifon, married firft to John Netterville of Dowth, Efq. fj) 
and fecondly, to Patrick Whyte of Malaffin and of f lem- 
ingfton, Efq. fecond Baron of the Exchequer, to whom 
ihe was fecond wife, and had a fon Rowland, who married 
Catharine, daughter of Sir John Rawfon, Knight of 
Rhodes, and prior of Kilmainham, created Vifcount of 
ClontarfFe ^3 Hen. VIII. for life ; and a daughter Marga- 
ret, wife to Walter Forfter, merchant and alderman of 
Dublin, whofe daughter Margaret became the wife of 
John Dongan, Efq. fecond remembrancer of the exche- 

Elizabeth, married to Thomas Netterville, Efq. juflice (2) 
of the common-pleas, and died without iftue. 

Ellenor, to Sir Walter Cheevers of Maycefton, fon of (j) 
Nicholas of that place, Efq. by his wife Alifon Fitz-Si- 
mons, and was mother of Sir Chriftopher Chevers of that 
place, who by his wife Maud^ daughter of Kelly or 


* The inqirifition, taken after his death, 18 Hen. VIII. finds^ 
that he was feized in fee of the manor of Howth, and had made a 
deed of feoffment thereof i February 1504, 20 Hen, VII. to the 
tife of his laft will, to raife fortunes for his daughters, and pay debts, 
if his perfonal eftate was not fufficient , and that he was alfo feized 
of the manor of Killefter, held from the priory of the Holy Trinity 
of Dublin, by the rent of 3s. 4d. a year ; of two meffuages, and So 
acres in Rogerftown, held of the fee of Dublin at twenLy Ihillings 
rent; and of Kilbarrock, Whitefton, Rathmoney, and other lands, 
afligned by deed to the ufe of his wife Alifon Fitz-Simons, to re- 
ceive for life 40 marcs, in the name of her third part, or dower^ 
with all other profits unto them belonging. 

* Lodge Collet. 

192 ST. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. 

Kelly of Dublin *, had a fon John, who married Catha- 
rine, daughter of Travers of Mountown. 

(4) Annc^ to Thoma? Cufack of Gerardflon, by whom Ihc 

had iflfiie, Chriftopher ; John ; Walter ; Elizabeth marrr- 
cd to Patrick Delafield of Painfton, by whom Ihe had a fon 
and heir John ^ ; and Elienor. 

His Lordfliip's fecond wife was Anne, daughter and heir 
to Thomas Berford of Kihowe in the county of Meath, 
Efq. by Genet Euilace his wife ^, and widow of . Bir- 
mingham of Ballindungan, Efq. and by hef he had two 
IbnSj and one daughter ; Almericus, or Amorey^ who died 
childlefs j Robert of Brymore,- who married Eleanor, 
daughter of Bartholomew Aylmer, Efq. and had an only 
daughter Margaret, married to James Barnewall, Efq^ 
coufin-gefmain to Chriftopher, Baron of Rowrton '^y and 
flyled in hef right of Brymore ; he died 18 June 1617, and 
his heir-general carried that eftate to her hufband the late 
Walter Bagenal of Dunleckny in the county of Carlowy 
Efq. *The daughter Catharine was firll: wife to Sir 
John Plunket oi Beaulieu, or Bewley^ in the county of 
Louth, and had iffue. 

His third wife was Alifon, daughtef of Robert Fitz-Sy- 

mons, by his wife Genets daughter of Cufack of 

Cerardfton, and Widow of William Forfter ^, lifter to 
Walterji confecrated Archbifliop of Dublin 26 September 
1484, L. D. and Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and widow 
of Nicholas Cheevers of Maycefton (father of Sir Walter, 
M'ho married his Lordlhip's daughter Eleanor, by his fir^ 
wife) and by her who was alfo married to ^ Plunket of 
Loughcrew, by whom fhe had iffue '^, he had a fon Wal- 
ter * ; and a daughter Marian, married firft to Sir Chrifto- 
pher Nugent, who died before his father Richard, Lord 


# He was retained in the family of James, Earl of Ormond, who 
in recompence of his rrue and faithful fervices, by deed of gift, dated 
3 January 1543, 55 Hen. VIII. fettled on him, his right well be- 
loved fervanc Walter Houth, fon unto Nicholas St. Lawrence, fomc 
time Lord of Houth, the annual fee of 20 nobles, to be received at 
Eaiter and Michaelmas, by the hands of the fteward of his houfhold, 
until fuch time as by office, tee, or other mieans he fhould advance 
and prefer him daring life : And by a codicil to his will thus direct- 
ed, " Item, that Mr. Houth have his penfion of 20 nobles, yearly 
' during his life, to be levied, takfn, and perceived of all my ma- 
/' nors, lands and tenements." 

* Lodge Colled. 2 Idem. -* }j.t:mr "^ Idem. 5 Idem, 

^pdfcC^ aujd fee Duufany. 

ST. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. 193 

Delvin (having for her portion 2 10 marcs) and fecondly to 
Gerald, elded Ion of Gerald Fitz -Gerald of Blackwood in 
the county of Kildare, Elq. by his fecond wife Catharine 

Sir Chriftopher St. Lawrence, the feventeenth Lord of Sir 
Howth, was 24 years old and upwards at the time of his Chriilio- 
father's death *, and then married to Anne, daughter of pher, 

Birmingham of Ballindungan aforementioned, by '7 
hisfaid wife Anne Berford (who was afterwards the fecond ^^^^" 
wife of his father Nicholas, Lord Howth) and heir to her 
brother Richard Birmingham, Efq. and his Lordfhip dying 
at Howth 20 April 1542 (34 Henry VHL) f was there 

Vol. III. O buried, 

* In the time of the Lord Grey's government:, h\^ Lordihip exhi- 
bited a complaint againit the mayor and comimons of Droghed.^jcoi;- 
cerning 40 fliillings rent, payable out of the tholfel of that town, let- 
ting forth, That he and his anceltors, time out of mind, had beeu 
feized and poiielfed thereof, which appeared by divers decrees made 
between the faid parties : Whereupon the L. D. and co\:nciI referred 
the examination of the matter to Patrick Finglas, Chief Baron of 
the Excliequer, and Thomas Howth, fecond Juihce of the King's 
Bench who, after hearing and proving the evidence and title of 
each party, reported, That the mayor, Iheritis, and commons, 
iViewed no evidence to exclude the Lord of Howth from the faid rent, 
and that he ought to have and enjoy the fame, according to the fe- 
veral decrees thereof made againlt the fiiid mayor, flieritfs, and 
commons : whereupon, the L. D. and council, w illing true and in- 
different juftice to be miniftered to all the King's fubjeCts, decreed 
the fame, with the arrears, to him and his heirs, according to the 
faid decrees unto the time that the mayor, fheritls, and common^* 
lliould produce good evidence to bar and exclude his Lordfhip and 
his heirs from the faid rent, and the faid evidence to be then ap- 
proved by the deputy and council-, the corporation to perform tiie. 
decree upon pain of lool. forfeiture to the King, dared S July 1523. 
And the decree made by Hugh, Archbifliop of Dublin, between his 
Lordfliip and the faid corporation for the right and title to the faid 
rent of 40s. dated 8 July, 15 Henry VHL to be good and reafon- 
able, and that they fuffer him to take and enjoy the faid rent w*ith- 
out let or dilhubance upon pain of 40I. was approved and confirmed, 
I Auguft 1524. 16 Hen. VHL by James Denton, Dean of Litch- 
field, Sir Ralph Egerton, and Anthony Fitz-Herbert, the King's 
fommilfioners in Ireland, on painof 40I. more. (Lodge.) 

-j- The inquifition, taken at Dublin in 1549 (sEdw. VI.) fets forth, 
that an indenture was made 19 November 1528, between his Lord- 
Ibip and his Lady, Dame Anne Birmingham, on the one part, and 
Alifon, one of the daughters and heirs of James Fitz-Lyons, Gent, 
on the other part. Witnefling, that it was agreed between them, 
that Edward his eldeft fon, and the faid Alifon, were allied toge- 
ther in the degrees prohibited for marridge, but after a difpenfation 
thereof obtained, he fliould take her to wife, and that they and her 
' heirs, which, with the grace of God he iliould beget upon her body, 
fiiould inherit all the lands and eftate, whl<;h foe or any to her ufi^ 


194 ST. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. 

buried *, having iflue by her, who furvived him, foup 
ions, and three daughters ; Edward, Richard, Chriflo- 
pher, fucceflive Lords of Howth (which Ihews the title to 
have defcended, not only to a iecond, but a third fon) 
John, who married the daughter of Robert Taylor oi^ 
Swords, Efq. by his wife Alifon, daughter of Thomas 
Eitz-Symons, Efq. by his wife Genet, daughter f Robert, 
Lord Howth, and died without iffue ; Joan, married to 


had in Brigyfhend, Grairefton, Archerfton, Milton, Philpotfi:on, 
Rathtoath, Alenelland, Now an, Aden..ith, and Scryne, in the 
county of Maatli , Little-Belingltcn, Bofarditony Porterellon, Lit- 
rle-Ballyhowyn, and Sti'o.dbally in the county of Dublin j in conhde- 
ration whereof, fhe was to receive, if fhe furvived, 20 marcs a year 
out of Skyfuble, Boralton, Clonrotre, and other laiids. The faid 
Edward to have the lands of Baldongan, &c. during his father's life, 
and after his deceafe, the inanor of Howth, with all his other lands, 
1 he Lady Howth, after the death of her Lord, to enjoy for life, all 
the e/iate Jhe brought him, and the third part of his, except the 
lands appointed for the jointure of the faid Alifon. After which 
provifions are made for his yoin)ger ions and daughters, cer- 
tain lands being fettled upon the Iecond fon Richard, and the 
heirs male of his body, viz. all the lands in Spreklel1:on, Mey- 
nefrath, Salardlton, Athfallen, and Crock -, remainder to Chriftopher 
and John, and the heirs male of their bodies fucceflTively ; remainder 
to Edward the eIdeltfon,and the heirs male of his body-, and alfo after 
thedeath of the faid Sir Chrhiopher and Dame Anne, if the faid Rich- 
ard St. Lawrence, or any of his heirs male, be then living, then the 
faid Chriitopher and his brother, and the heirs male of th^ir bodies, 
fhall have all the lands and hered?itaments in Crucelion, Ballabane, 
Ballybragane, and NichoUlon, with remainder to the faid John and 
his heirs male ; remainder to the faid Edward and the heirs male of 
his body : And if the faid Sir Chriilopher and Anne dye without: 
iffue, then all the lands and hereditaments of the faid Dame Anne 
to remain to her right heirs, fiiving to Dame Elizabeth St. Law- 
rence, late wife to Richard Birmingham, brother to the faid Dame 
Anne, for her life, the lands referved to her by this prefent ; with 
500 marcs apiece to the other two, and 160 marcs to' each daughter y 
and in caie of the death of himfelf and all his foiis without ilhie 
male,_ his proper inheritance to remain to his brother Aniorye and 
his heirs male. And by inquiiition taken at Dublin in 1559, ^^ ap- 
pears, that the faid Chridopher, Lord Howth, was fei/ed in fee 
of the ma iior of Howth, ofhx mefiuages, and 160 acres of arable 
and 20 ot palkire and meadow in Kilbarrock; three mefliiages, 60 
acres of arable and 12 of palhire in Kiliefier ; and of divers other 
jneiluages and lands in Boi-aneifon, Coolock, Whiteilon, Kinure^ 
Ballfcaddan, Rogerllon, Painelilon^ Lufke, Skyfuble, Clondalkan^ 
and EiTeleilon ; all which he veiled in Robert Euflace, Prebendary 
>f Rathmichell J Chriftopher Si. Lawrence, Archdeacon ofGlande- 
lough ; Nicholas de Howth, and others v by deed dated 29 Novem-^ 
ber 1528, to the fame effeiil as the foregoing one of the 19 of the 
Titme month. (Lodge CoUe6tion.s.) 

* 10 May. 293 I'xQw. VIIL his Lord ftiip hud :i U\;enCft to ali^< 
:>acc tlw mauDc of Ho:^vth.^ (Lodge ) 

ST. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. 195 

Robert Prerton-of Ballmadon, Efq. ; Alifon to GeorG;e, fon 
of Gerald Fitz-Gerald of Blackwood, Efq. by his wife 

Margaret Dclahyde ; and Margaret, to Calhell of 

Dundalk in the county of Louth. 

Edward, the eldefl fon and eighteenth Lord of Howth, Edward 
was 34 years old when he fucceeded his father, and mar- iS 
ried to Alifon *, daughter and coheir to James Fitz- Baron. 
Lyons of Auchefton, Efq- He died in Dublin 2 July 
1549, (3 Edw. VL) and was buried at Howth, having if- 
fue an only fon Richard, who died before him unmarried ; 
and two daughters, Anne, fecond wife to Bartholomew 
Dillon of Keppoch, Efq. ; and Alifon, married to John, fon 
of Walter Golding, Efq. by Anne, daughter of Robert, 
Lord Howth. 

He was fucceeded by his brother Sir Richard St. Law- Sir 
rence, the nineteenth Lord, who in the reign of Edward Ricliarcl, 
VL was fent into the territory of Lecale with 100 horfe, ^9 
to banifh the Scots ; and (as John Travers of Ballikay, Baron, 
Gent, fets forth in his petition, in the reign of Q^ 
Mary) was with his mother, and brethren, Chrinopher, 
and John, people of very great birth, alliance, kindred, 
riches, and friendQiip within the county of Dublin -f-.' 
He married Catharine, natural daughter of Gerald, EarS. 
of Kildare, who died in the Tower, and departing this life 
in 1558, (ult. (^ Mary) without iffue J, was fucceeded 
by his brother 

O 2 Chrlllophcr, 

* By the name of Alifon Heron, alias St. Lawrence, alias Howth, 
r^ Elizabeth, 28 February 1584, granted to her certain lands in 
fiallymore and county of" Dublin, for the term of 40 years, at the * 
rent of 2I. 8s. od. Irilh. 

Y His very foller-father being chief engrolTer of the Exchequer^ 
viz. Mr. Walter Hufley of Dubbore near Dunfhaghlin, who enjoyed 
that office above 60 years, and was 107 years old when he died, 
on 9 March 1554, being fervant to William Howth when he flew 
James, Earl of Ormond's brother, and feven of his men at the 
6ridge of Kilmainham. (Lodge.) 

^ It appears by the Inquifition after his death, taken at Dublin in 
1559, that Nicholas White, merchant, and Nicholas St. Lawrence, 
by their deed, dated 20 April 1542, granted the manor of Howth, 
ti.c. to this Lord Richard, and his heirs male ; remainder to his bro- 
thers Chrlftopher and John, and their refpe6live heirs male-, re- 
mainder to the heirs male of Nicholas, fome time Lord of Howth, 
his grandfather , remainder to Thomas St. Lawrence ofTartayne^ 
fecond Juftice of the King's Bench, and his heirs male ; remainder 
to the heirs male of one Patrick St. Lawrence, Gent, (married to 

Cufack) the fon of one Andrew St. Lawrence ; remainder to 

^Shn^ fou of Robert St. Lawrence, late of Dublin^ rcicrchant. Of 


196 ST. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. 

Chrlfto- Chriftopher, the twentieth Lord of Howth, ufually call- 
pher, ed the blind Lord, who in his brother's Jife-time lived at 
20 Warde in the county of DubUn, a manor, Avhich his fa- 
Baron. j.|^^,-^ \^ j^j - \^^\^ of the crown ; and by his deed of feoff- 
ment, dated 20 June 3 and 4 Phil, and Mary, being then 
married to Elizabeth Plunket, fettled the fame, with the 
other lands of Spreckle{lon,Meynrath, Scalardidon, Enocke, 
and HoHwodrath * to the ufe of them both for life refpec- 
fively ; remainder to his heirs male, remainder to his bro- 
ther John Howth and his heirs male, according to the in- 
tent and will of his father. Sir Chriitopher, late Lord of 
fjov^,th ^ -He fat in both the parliaments of Q^ Elizabeth, 
held in 1559 and I5a5; and in May 1559 (i Eliz.) wa 
joined in commiiTion with Hugh, Archbifhop of Dublin, 
Lord Chancellor ; John Plunket, Efq. Chief Juftice of the 
King's Bench ; James Bath, Efq. Chief Baron of the Ex- 
chequer ; the Lord Mayor of Dublin ; Richard Finjrlas, 
Serjeant at law ; James Barnewall, Attorney-General ; Wil- 
fiam Talbot of Mallahide, Efq. h Chriftopher Barnewall of 
Gracedieu, lifq. ; James Stanihuril, Recorder ; the 
Sheriff of the county of Dublin for the time being ^, and 
others ; for muftering the inhabitants of the county of 
Dublin: as he was in another, dated 13 April 1563, for 
the civil government of the city and county of Dublin, 
the confines and marches thereof as well within liberties a 
without, with power to profecute all rdbels by fire and 
fword, and all fuch, who ihonld attempt any mifchief 
againll the Queen's fubjects within the Etiglifi pale, during 
the L. Lieutenant's abfence in the north, to fupprcfs Shane 
O Ncile. 

He married firll Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Plunket 
of Beaulieu, by his wife Anne, daughter of Robert Barne- 
wall of Dromenagh, Efq. and feeondly Cecilia, fecond 
daughter of Henry Cufack, Alderman of Dublin, and his 


which premilTe? his Lordfhip 4 March \<,-;o enfeoffed Richard, Lord 
Delvin, and others, to hold for ever, in conlideratlon (as the deed 
e^xpreireth) of a maniage, had and done betwixt me the faid Richard 
St. Lawrence, Knight, Lord of Howth, and Dame Catharine Fit2- 
Gerald my wife, and of fuch goodes and cattelles I received with 
the fald Dame Catharine, the day of her faid marriage, and after 
therefore ; to the ufe of his heirs male ; remainder to the heirs male 
of every perfon, named orderly In a deed of iatail, to him made 0% 
tlie manor of Howth, bearing date 24 February 1546. 

^ Lodge, "^ Idem. ^ Idem? 

sir. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. 197 

Lordfliip dying at Howth 24 06tober 1589 ; * had no if^ 
fue by her ', who re-married firll: with John BarncAvall of 
Mon6town in the county of Meath, E(q. fecond fon of Sir 
Chriftopher Barnewall of Turvey, and after with John 
Finglas of Weftpalflon, Efq. where fiie made her will f 6 
Auguft 1636, and died 17 July 1638. But by the firft 
wife he had three fons, and three daughters ; Nicholas, 
his fucceffor ; Thomas ; Leonard, who died 7 November 
1608 *; Jane, who died in 1577, at about 13 years of age, 
by the levere treatment of her father ; Mary, married to 
Sir Patrick Barnewall of Turvey, where (he died 2 April 
j6o8 ; and Margaret, to whom her mother gave 250I. por- 
tion 3, fhe married firft William Fitz-William of Duna- 
mon, Efq. by whom (he had ilVue ; fccondly Michael Bir- 
ford of Kifrow, by whom Ihe had a Ton Michael, and fhe 
died 16 February 1619 '^. 

Sir Nicholas St. Lawrence, the twenty-firft Lord of . S"" 
Jlowth, was knighted in the memorable year of 1588, and at ^|cnola, 


* I May 1586 Chrlftopher, Lord Howth, for many good and ne- 
jcelfary caufes and confiderations, appointed his fon, Sir Nicholas St. 
Lawrence, his attorney, irrevocable, under his hand and feal, to 
demand and recover all debts and demands due to him by Sir 
Chrirtopher Barnewall. And by deed of gift, dated 30 Septembe;- 
1589, he alfo gave all his goods and chatties, as we:ll moveable as im- 
jtnovable, to his faid fon. (Lodge Colled.) 

-j- Whereby ftie ordered that her body flwuld be buried in fucli 
place, as her brother Henry Cufack fno.ild think fir, but in a decent 
manner; and diretled go.vns to be given to the poor at the time of 
tier burial ; and that fixfcore ounces of her plate be fold to defray 
the expence thereof, and other alms to be given at that time. To 
iier coufm Joan Cufack (he leaves two milch cows, ten flieep, one 
feather-bed, two pair of fheets, one caddow and blanket, a dozen 
of table napkins, and .5I- a year Englifh, iil'uing out of her hands In 
Kilmalnham, during the leafe thereof ; to her nieces Ellenor and 
Mary Herbert, 5I. each, out of the laid lands, -\vlthin a year after 
her burial; to her grandni-ece Margaret 50s, as a legacy out of the 
faid rents. Willed the refidue of her plate to pay her debts, fer- 
vants wages, and funeral expences. To her niece Margaret Hore, 
(whom fhe left executrix and refiduary legatee) all her corn, cattle, 
houlehold Huff, and goods ; to be turned into money and laid out on 
a mortgage, and the annuity purchaled therewith to bellow upon her 
(the teitator's) fon Patricji Barriewall and his ilfue, but if no iilue^ 
to her faid executrix. By a codicil thereto, dated 13 Auguft, fhe or- 
dered her executrix to keep her nionths-mind and years-mind, ac- 
.cording to the ufual cuilom of the country - and beftow feme alms at 
thofe times upon the poor ; and willed that fome part of her goods 
"be kept and referved to defray that charge. (Prerog. Office.) 

? Decree, 26 May 1556. ^ Ulfter's Office, 

-J Idem Decree, ' '^ U^fLer. 



195 ST. LAWRENCE, Earx. or HOWTH. 

his father's death was 34 years old, from whom 20 Septem- 
ber ' 1589 he had received a deed of gift of all his goods 
and chatties, with a power of revocation ; he brought to 
the general hofting appointed to meet at the hill of Taragh 
24 September 1593, fix archers on horfeback for Elowth, 
and one for Killelier ^ ; 2 February 1596 he had a fpecial 
livery of his eifate, but died (as by inquifition) 14 May 
J 606 *, and was buiied at Howth ^ with hisanceftors. He 


* Inquifition taken 6 February 1621, finds that Nicholas, Baron 
ofHo vvth, was reizcd of the manor and town-land of Howth, containing 
300 acres ; the Ifland of Howth, called the Bodden, 50 acres; Fitz-Re- 
rves-pa;!:, o acres -, 6 m^fl'uages, 60 acres of arable and 20 of pafture 
in Kilbarrocke ; tiie town-land of Gigmalin, 25 acres ; two hief- 
fuages, 50 acres of arable and 9 of pafture in Barronilon ; three 
jneii'uages, 72 acres of arable and pafture in Killifter -, a n\eft\iage 
h\ Cooiocke ; two melVuages, 70 acres of arable, 15 of pafture, and a 
water-mill in Whitfton ; a meiTuage and 12 acres in Kyneniore ; a 
melTuage and 14 acres in Balifcaddan ; ten meiluages, 100 acres of 
' Lirable and 20 of pafture in Rogerfton ; three mefluages and 14 acres 
of land in Parnelfton , a meiiuage in Lulke ; a nieftuage and 33 
acres in 5?he{)hubble two meflnages and 49 acres in Felfton ; 60 
acres in Rahenny , 20 acres in Ramony, B'allyhodge, Stapollin and 
O Brefton j 100 acres in Cordanfton, Muchroan, Middleroan and 
Littleroan ; 30 acres in Skallardftbn -, 10 in Athfallen ; ' 300 in 
l-Cnockrpecklefton, Gallanfton, Hodgfton, Tirrelfton-Major, Tir- 
relfton-Minor, Malcoardfton, Colcot, Calliaghton , and 100 in 
Killagfton, Loghbran, and Mayne. llie faid Nicholas, Lord 
Howth, died 14 May 1606, and Chrlftopher his fou and heir 
was then of the age of forty years, and married : The faid 
Chriftopher, Lord Howth, died 20 Oilober 16 19, and left Ni- 
cholas, who, at the death of his father, was ?2 years of age, 
and married. The manor of Hov\th, and the Iftaild thereof, 
Stapollin, Boranfton, Fitz-Reryes-park, Gigmallia and Baljy- 
]iodge, are held from the King by fealty, and two pair of glove's 
yearly, on the feaft of St. Michael. The town-lands of Killefter, 
Rahenny and Cooiocke, are held from the Dean and Chapter of 
Chrift-church , the town-lands of Rogerfton, Parnelfton, Lufts.e and 
Shephubble are held from the Archbifhop of Dublin, as of his manor 
of Swords, by fealty and fuit of court the town-lands of Whitfton, 
Ballfkaddan, Kingfton and Killure are held from the Earl of Or- 
Tiiond, as of his manor of Rufh -, the manor of Baldongan, viz. Bal- 
lafton and Levton are held from Peter Barnewall, as of his manor 
of Balrothery, by Knights ferrice ; the towji-lands of Aflelfton, 
Sutton and SkoU^rdfton, the inquifition could not find from whom 
they wE'.e held -, Ramony, O Brefton, Jordanfton, Middleroan and 
I'/ittleioan, Muchroan, with Offallan, Knockprecklefton, Gallan- 
ilor, Hodgfton, Tirrelfton-Major, Tirrelfton-Minor, Milcoard- 
fton, Calcott, Calliaghton, Kittaghton, Loghbran, and Maine, are 
iield from the faid Peter Barnewell, as of his manor of Balrothery, 
'"fey fuit of court. (Liber inquifit. poft mortem penes honoratif. \V^ 

- Rot.deAanc 3ali:. D. ^ Lodge. 3 uifter. 

ST. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. 199 

married to his firfl wife Margaret, fifth daughter of Sir 
Chriftopher Barnewail of Turvey, by whom he had Sir 
Chriftopher, his heir ; Thomas ; Richard ; and Mary, 
who became third wife to William Euftace of Caftlemar- 
tin, Efq- (Ton of Sir John) flie died 2 April 1608 and was 
interred at Caftlemartin ' ; and by him, who died there 25 
June 1635, had four fons, and tv.o daughters ; John, 
Nicholas, Maurice, Godfrey, Mary, and Elizabeth.- 
His fecond wife was Mary, daughter of Sir Nicholas 
Whyte of Lcixlip, mafter of the rolls, widow of Robert 
Browne of Mulrankan, and relift alfo of Chriftopher Dar- 
cy of Platyn ^, Efqrs. and by her, who died 25 July 
1607 *, and was buried v/ith him, he had three Tons, and 
three daughters, viz. Edward, bred to the profeffion of the 
law; Richard, who made his will 20 March 1659, which 
was proved I2 February following, and left an only child 
Charity, by his fecond wife Margery, having married before 
in the reign of James I. Rofe or Jolian, daughter of Captain 
Francis Cofby of Stradbally in the Queen's County ; Al- 
jnericus 3 (commonly called Ambrofe) v/ho married Anne, 
widow of Thomas Adice of Portmarnocke in the county of 
Dublin, where he died in 1625, without ifTue ; "* Marga- 
ret, firfl married to Jenico, Vifcount Gormanfton ; fe- 
condly to Luke, Earl of Fingall, died 16 November 1637, 
and was buried at Stathmullen in the county of Meath ; 
Ellenor ; and Alilon, who in September 1616 became the 
fecond wife of Thomas Euttrell of Luttrellftown, Elq. ^. 

Sir Chritlopher St. Lawrence, the twenty-fecond Ba- Sir 
ron, forty years old at his father's death, was a colonel of Cbrill:- 
foot in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, '^ and 13 November P^'^^^- 



* So it appears in the late Bi-fhop of Clogher's MSS, b\it we pre- 
fanie it to be amiltake, becaufe it appears on record in the chanten^'' 

I oils, ' that Jenet, Lady Dowager Howth, daughter to Dowdall 

of Athlumnev in the couniy of Meath, and widow of William 
Bathe of Athcarne, Efq. died 3 July 1619, ^ having in her widow- 
hood conveyed the town and lands of Kenocke in the parilh of Du- 
leeke, and one houfe upon the Merchant's-quay, Dublin, to Sir John 
Bellew of Bellewfton in Meath, Knt. and others, for the niaintain- 
ance of two poor-houfes in Duleeke, the one confilling of four men, 

and the other of three women, for ever. ^This (hews tiiat his Lord- 

fln])'s wife Mary, daughter of Sir Nicholas Whyte, muit have died 
before him, and that this Jennet, Lady Dowager Howth, was hi^j^ 
third wife. 

. ' IJlfter. 2 Rot. 44 EUz. F. R. 7. 

3 Ulfter. 4 Decree in Chan. 19 April i6z\. 

5 See Carhampton, ^ Mory''on\> Hift. of Ireland^ 

^ pccr.dc, 4juiy 16 yz, 8 idciii, 


1600 was at the fight of Carllngford, with the L. D. 
Mountjoy, againft Tyrone, ' commanding that day the 
rere of the van-guard ; in the end of which month he was 
Rationed with 150 foot at-Trim, and 25 horfe at MuIIen- 
gar ; after which he behaved with fingular bravery at the 
remarkable fiege of Kinfale, and in 1602 the deputy hav- 
ing planted a garrifon at Monaghan, left him there with 
25 horfe and 150 foot, having under him captain Efmond 

with 150 foot * He was prefent in the two parliaments 

of K. James I. and was rated 200 marcs to the fubfidy 
raifed by the latter parliament, 8 July 161 5 ^ ; he mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Wentworth of Picker- 
ing In Yorkfhire, Efq. and dying at Howth on Sunday 24 
4" October 1619, was there burled 30 January following; 
having iffue by her who remarried with Sir Robert New- 
comen, Knt. and Bart, and died in 1627, two J fons, 
Nicholas ; 'I'homas ; ^ and a daughter Margaret, marri- 
ed firfb to William Fitz-Wijliam of Donamon ; fe- 
condly to Michael Berford of Kiirow, Efqrs. ar^ died 1$ 
February 161 o. 


* By petition to IC. James I. his Lcrdfhlp offered, by his travail 
and induftry, to recover and bring to the Grown a fee-farm rent of 
50I. a year, to be referved upon fuch lands as weie not then in charge, 
and AWhe would bring the fame topafs with theconfentof the pof- 
feffors and tenants, fo that the revenue fhould be thereby increafed, 
and no perfon aggrieved on that behalf; in regard whereof, and in 
T^efpea of his long and faithful fervices, as well in the time of Q^ 
Elizabeth, as during his Majelly's reign, the King by privy feal, 
tlated at Royllon 14 OvStober 1614, granted him fuch and fo "many 
2:nanors, redories, tithes, c^:c. which were not then in charge, as 
fhculd amount to lool. a year, Englifh money, over and above all 
reprifes, the one half to be held in fee-fimple,' and the other half m 

fee-farm. By indenture, dated 17 April 1616, after the marriage 

of hisfon, a fine was covenanted to be levied within three months, 
limiting the eitate in his name and blood, and for fettling 300I. a 
year jointure on his ion's wife and 70I. a year on his own. (Lodge). 
^ f So the MSS of the Biftiopof Clogher have it, but the inquifi- 
fion, taken after his death, at the caftle of Dublin 6 February 1621^ 
finds it to be the 20th of the month. 

X Her laij will bears date 29 April that year, which {he made with 
the alTent of her hufband, concerning this kingdom, having before 
niade a will for England, of which lall flie appointed her fecond fon, 
Thomas, executor, fndof this her fon-in-law, Thomas Newcomen, 
\\hich, afier lome legacies, fhe thus concludes, " And although my 
^ foil, Nicholas St. Lawrence, Lord Baron of Howth, hath much 
II grieved me, in putting me in fuit, for the performing of a bar- 
** gani, which I never concluded with him, yet I do hereby freely 
-'' forgive him, and do leave with him, his wife and children, my 
/" prayers and bleffmg.'* 

[ Moryfoii's Hift. of Ireland. 2 Lodge. 3 Ulfter's Office, 

ST. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. 2or 

Nicholas the twenty-third Lord of Hov/th, was 22 years Nicholas, 
old at his father's death and married; 14 July 1634 he 23 
took his feat in the Houfe of Peers. He was a member Baron, 
of the committees ^or privileges and grievances, alfo of 
the committee to confider what a6ts were fit to be paiTed, 
and wliat ftatutes then in force, were proper to be repeal- 
ed-^^ On Sunday (the day after the irruption of the re- 
bellion in 1641) he waited on the Lordb Jullices, with 
great profeffions of his loyalty to the King, and readinefs 
to affift in fuppreiTing it ^ ; by which he was a confiderabic 
fufferer, being, among other lofles, deprived of the rents 
of his leafe offeveral lands in the counties of Monaghan and 
Tyrone, to the amount of 1245I. lOs. ^ In 161 5 he married 
Jane, 4 only furviving daughter and heir to Do6tor George 
jVIontgomery, Bifnop of Meath, ^ died in 1643, and was 
buried at Howth, having iifue by her, who died about the 
year 1678, three fons and four daughters, viz. Adam 
,and Nicholas, who both died unmarried, before him ; 
William his fucceffor ; Sufanna * married to Michael St. 
Lawrence, Efq. (by whom (he had a fon Richard f) and 
died in 1664 : Frances, the third wife to Sir James Mont- 
gomery of Rofemount in the county of Down, Knt. ; 
Elizabeth, who died unmarried, as did Margaret in 

William, the twenty-fourth Lord, X on 22 April 1661 William 
was appointed C. Rot- of the county of Dublin ; took his 24 
feat in parliament 8 May that year, ^ and 23 July, Baron. 
':with the Lords Droghcda and Kinglton, was nominated 


* To whom her father, by his will, made in 1643, bequeathed 
loool. and appoivited the laid Sufarirui and her mother executors, 
(Prerog. Office). 

'f It appears by a difmifs in chancei/of the bill of Richard St, 
Lawrence, dated 3 February 1691, that Nicholas, Lord Howth, 
who died in 1643, had four daughters his coheirs, viz. Sufanna, and 
Frances, married as in text ; EUzabeth, to WiUiam, Lord Howth ; 
and Margaret, who died unmarried about the year 1684. Hence 
William, Lord Howth, mult have been the fon of Thomas, and net. 
phew to Nicholas the twenty-tiiird Lord, coufequently he and his 
wife were firft coufins. (Lodge). 

X His I>ordihip, at his fucceffion to the honour, was (probably) a 
minor, his father deceafing in 1643, and his birth happenitng (it is 
prefumed) after the year 1631, for, in a deed of feoffment, made 
^7 May that year, limiting the ellate, he is not mentioned, 

* Lords Jour. L 2. 2 Temple's Irifh Reb. 31. 

3 Depofition of Nic. \Yirioughby of Carrow, Efq. fworn 25 FebrUf 
,^ry 1641-2. 4 Ulfter. 5 Decree in Chan, 16:13. 

, Lords Jour, I, 23, 

202 ST. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. 

to join with a committee of the commons in a re^ued to 
the Government for a licenfe to tranfport wool into Eng- 
land, as formerly, in order to remedy the great inconve- 
nieneies that arofe to the trade of the kingdom by the ob- 
flru<5tion thereof. On 27 May 1662 he was of 
the committee to prepare votes, in order to an addrefs 
to the L. J- for preparing and tranfmitting a bill, expla- 
natory of the a6t of fettlement, and 4 December 1665 
\vas added to the committee for privileges and grievan- 
ces ' *. He married Elizabeth ^ widow of colonel Fitz- 
William, departed this life 17 June 1671, f having fe- 


* By his pethlon to K. Charles IL he fet forth, That In the be- 
ginning of the rebeUion, Thomas Fitz-William, being tenant of the 
calUe ajid lands of Baldongan in the county of DubUn, by virtue of 
a leafe for feyeral years vmexpired from Chriilopher, Lord of Howth, 
lijs grandfather, held out the caflle againil the forces of K. Chai-les 
3. which being by them at length taken, they were enforced, for 
the good of his IVJajefly's fervice, to (light and blow up; by reafoa 
whereof the caftie and lands being forfeited, and himfelf attainted, 
his Lordfhip defired the King to grant unto him the benefit of the 
forfeiture, which his Majeliy did 27 April 166 1. 

^ On 14 May preceding, he made his will (proved 30 June) and 
ordered his body to be buried in the monument of his anceliors, near 
Jiis father, in Howth church; provides for the payment of his debts, 
and daughters fortvmes -, and hecaufe hh Jon Thomas ntjas hut of ten- 
der years ^ diretled, that the guardianfhip of hini and his younger 
"brother be committed to his well-beloved, Thomas, Earl of Offoryi 
bequeathing to his younger fon Charles, and his heirs, all his eftate 
in England, defiring that the woods thereon might be fold, andcon~ 
verted to his belt advantage^ and that as f 00a as he was fit for it,' 
he might be either lent to lludy the laws of England, or bound unto 
fome merchant ; and that until fuch time the profits might be appli- 
ed for raifing his daughter Mary's portion, not doubting, but in all 
equity and confcience, his education ought to be at his eldel.l bro- 
ther's charge, which, on his blefling, he recommended to him, and 
defired him that it might be generous and befitting his quality To 
' his fon Thoiiias, he gave the great feal ring of the family 3 and, if 

his executors found alietsfufficient, he defires a new vault and tomb 
might be made in tiie church of Howth, for his father's and mother's 
bones, and his and his family's interment, in regard the old vault: 
was well nigh full, in the fame place where his father and mother 
then lay. Gave his bay gelding to Lieutenant Byron j 20I. to DoClor 
Henfhaw to buy mourning-, divers legacies to fervants; and ap- 
pointed Dodor Nathaniel Henfliaw, Lieutenant John Byron, John 
Keating, El'q. and Chriilopher St. Lav.rence of Whiteliovvn, hi^ 
fixccutors, not doubting but his ])ollerity would find caufe to con- 
clude that he had made a good clioice, both of guardir.n and execu- 
tors ; in full confidence whereof, and in ailurance of their integiitVj 
be fig)ied and publiflied his lalt will. (Frerog. Ofiicc.) 

5 Lords Jour. I. 303. 386, 2 Decree dated 25 November \S%S 

ST. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. 203 

pulture at Howth the 21 ft, and had iffue by her ^vho 
furvivcd him t^.vo fons and three daughters ; Thomas his 
heir ; captain Charles St. Lawrence, who died unmarried ; 
Mary, married in 1672 to Henry, Earl of Mount-Alexan- 
der, (which title became extin6t 7 April 1757) and 
died fuddenly as fhe was at dinner, 26 Auguil: 1705 ; 
Sarah, to Thomas Stepney of the county of Meath, 
Efq. 5 and Martha, to Hugh, younger fon of Sir Bryan. 
O Neii^ Bart, wlio 26 January 1687, was appointed 
one of the Juftices of the King's Bench, ^ and had two 
fons, Bernard and William. 

Thomas the twenty-fifth Baron, was left a minor, un- Thomas, 
der the guardianfnip of Thomas Earl of OfTory and came 25 
of age in 1680 ^ . He fat in K- James's parliament of Baron. 
1689, as he did 5 O6lober 1692, in the firft after the re- 
volution, and 2 December 1697 ligned the ailbciation and 
declaration in defence of the perfon and government of 
K. WilJiam, and the fucceffion as fettled by act of par- 
liament. ^ On the 23 September 1687 ^ he married 
Mary, eldeft dau,j];h-ter of Henry, Lord Vifcount Kingf- 
iand, and dying" 30 May 1727, was buried at Howth 
(to the poor of which pariih he left 20I.) and had iflue by 
her, who died 16 Odober 17 15, and was there buried, fix 
fons and three daughters, viz. 

WiUiam, his fuccelfor. (i) 

Charles, who died an infant. (2) 

Henry, died 7 January 1735, unmarried, and was bu- (3) 
sfied at Howth. 

Nicholas, died 29 Odober 1747, unmarried. (4) 

Oliver, died after the year 1722 ^ . (5) 

Mark, who married Mary, daughter of Mr. Travers, (6) 
and had ilfue. 

The daughters were, Elizabeth, Mary, and Mable ; 
of whom the two youngeft died unmarried ; and the 
cldeft, born 26 Odober 1690, was firft married 21 
February 17 16 to Edward Kige * of Mount-Rice in 


* The -firft of the family of Rice in Ireland, was Stephen Rice of Family of 
Dingle, and Ballynandillane, or Ballinruddell, in the county of Rice. 
Kerry, who came from Wales, an undertaker in the province of 
Munfter under Q^ Elizabeth, and reprefented that county in the par- 
liaments of K. James I. He died 31 March 1623, leaving Jame?, 
Us heir, who married firft Eleanor, daughter of Robert White of 


* Lodge. ^ DifmilT. f. 3 February 1691, note ut antea. 

3 Lords Jour. I. 6. 31. 674. 

^ Articles'dated ao September, 2500!, fortune, f Lodge, 

204- ' ST. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. 

the county of Kildare, Efq. ; fccondly, in I'jZt 
to Dominick Quin of Quinlborough in the fame 


Limerick, TSq. fecondly Fhillis, datighter of Alderman Edward 
Fanning of that city -, and deceafmg 24 February 1636, had ilfue by 
the latter eight fons and three daughters, viz. Robert (who married 
Joan, daughter of Nicholas Skiddy of Dingle, Gent.) ; Andrew; 
Tsicholas ; Bartholomew; Stephen, of whom prefently ; James ; 
Anthony ; Ihomas ; Eleanor (jnarried to John Creagh of Limerick 
JMerchant) ; Mary ; and Catharine ' . Sir Stephen, the fifth fon, 
"being bred to the law, was appointed i June 1686 one of the 
Barons of the exchequer, and ii April 1687 Chief Baron of 
that court; being alio on 6 July 1689 and 17 Jmie 1690 con- 
Ilituted a commilfioi^er of the treafury. He married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Fitz-Gerald of Ballyhane in the county of Limerick, 
Efq. by his wife Mabel, youngeft daughter of Sir Valentine Browne 
of Hofpit(d in that county, Knt. and dying in 17 15, was buried in 
St. James church-yard, (where fhe was alfo interred 12 November 
J 7 26) under a raifed table monument, with his coat-arniour on th 
well end, and this inlcription on the eaft ; 

This Tomb was erefted 
By Edward Rice, Efq. 
To commemorate his Fa- 
ther Sir Stephen Rice, 
Who died February the i6th 
1715-16, aged 78. 

ITisiitue were three fons, viz. Edward ; James ; Thomas, who died 
lanmarried 14 December 1723; and two daughters, viz. Alice, x 
nun; and Honora, married in Odober 1700 to James, fon and heir 
to Denis Daly of Carrownekelly now Dunfandle in the county of I 
Galway, Efq. ^. Edward Rice, Efq. the eldeft fon, married as in 
the text, and died 21 May 1720, having iffue one fon Stephen, who 
died an infant ; and a daughter Mary, who 7 December 1739 had, 
purfuant to aft of parliament a fortune of 7000I. allotted to her out 
of her father's ellate ; flie married firll 8 December 1739 William 
Degge, Eiq, then Major and after L. Colonel of St. George's dra- 
goons, and aid du camp to the Duke of Devonfhire L. L. and by 
him who died 24 November 1741, fhe had a daughter Elizabeth 
torn 22 April following, who died young; {he married fecondly a 
July 1743 Arthur Blenerhalfet of Riddlelion in the county of Lime-r ' 
rick, Efq. appointed third Juflice of the King's Bench 5 May that 
year ; and fhe married thirdly 21 June 1-765 Dominick Trant, Efq. S . 
James Rice, Efq. the fecand fon of Sir Stephen, married in June 
1722, Sufanna, daughter of Henry O Brien of Stone-hall in the 
county of Clare, Elq. and died 2 Augurt 1733 leaving by her (who 
remarried with Auguiiin Jevers of Great Conall in the county of 
K.ildare, Efq.) Stephen his heir ; '^ and a fon James born after his 
deceafe, who was an oHicer of rank in the army, married Mary, 
daughter of Crowley and died in January 1768. Stephen, the 

} Chancery Bill filed 14 January 1764. 

2 See E. of Furnhani. 

^ ColleCtiv^us, 4 Ch<viicery BilHUsd l July i76|. 


County, Efq. * and dying in Augufl 1727, %vas buried 
at Kowth. 

William, the twenty-fixth Lord of Howth, was born William, 
II January 1688 ; fervcd in parliament, whilil: a common- 26 
er, tor the borough of Ratoath ; took his feat in the houfe Baron, 
of Peers 28 November 1727 ' ; and was one of his Ma- 

jefty's privy council. On 2 Augufl: 1728 his Lordihip 

married Lucy, younger daugliter of L. General Richard 
Gorges of Kilbrue in the county of Meath, and deceafing 
in Dublin 4 April 1748, was buried at Howth; to the 
poor inhabitants of which place he devifed by his will the 
fum of 40I. directed 150!. to be expended on his funeral, 
and 200I. on a monument, to be erefted in the church- 
yard of Howth. By his faid Lady (who was born 3 Janu- 
ary 17 II and re-married with Nicholas Weldon of Gravel- 
mount in the county of Meath Efq.) be had two fons and 
ne daughter, viz. 

Thomas, his heir. * (i) 

William, born i June 1732, who in April 1746 was (2) 
made an enfign of foot and died by the fmall pox 10 April 


Daughter Mary, born 17 May 1729, married 15 Au- (i) 
tuft 1750 to Richard, then fon and heir of Sir Richard 
Gethin, Bart, and died in France 4 Odober 17 87, hav- 
ing ilTue Sir Piercy Gethim, Bart, who in June 17 85 

married the daughter of Nagle of Jameftown in the 

county of Meath, Efq. 

Thomas, the twenty-feventh Baron and prefent Earl of Thoma?^ 
Howth, born 10 May 1730, was educated in the univerfity Earl of 
cf Dublin, and 8 Odober 1751 fat firfl; in the houfe of Howlk. 


eldeftfon, bora 4 January 1127, fucceeded at Mount-Rice, married 
Charity, eldell daughter of Robert Borrowes of Kildare, Efq. and. 
died 25 March 1755 leaving ilfue by her (who remarried with Con- 
w^ay-Richard Dobbs of Caille-Dobbs in the county of Antrim,^ 
Efq.) an only fon Stephen, who married Margaret, daughter of 
the late Joftiua Meredyth of Claneygawnan in the Queen's County^ 

* He was fon and heir to John Quin, Efq. by Mary, daughter of 
Lewis Dempfey, Vifcount of Clanmalier. He died in Augull 1732, 
having one fon Maximilian, who died 15 February 1739 ; and three 
daughters, Eli2abeth, Martha, and Mabel, the two younger of 
whom dying infants, the eldell became fole heir-, was married iri 
March 1744 to Robert Longfield, Efq. counfellor ai law, and died 2- 
April 1747. (Chancery Bill filed 4 January 1764.) 

Lords Jour, HI. , t GoUeaions. 

205 ST. LAWRENCE, Earl of HOWTH. 

Peers S by privy feal at St. James's 7 Auguft and patent 
at Dublin 3 September 1767 he was created Vifcount St. 
Lawrence and Earl of Hov/th ^, by which latter title he fat 
in parliament 20 O6lober fame year^; 2 February 1768 he 
was fworn a Lord of his Majefty's privy council in Ireland 
and in conlideratlon of his own and his ancertors fervices 
had a penfion of 500I. a year granted to him 7 June 1 7 76 -f. 
17 November 1750 his Lordlhip married Ifabella, fifter to 
Edward, Earl of Kingfton, and by her who was born 2 Au- 
gufl 1729, hath had three fons and three daughters, viz. 

(1) William, Vifcount St. Lawrence, born 4 October 1752 
who I June 1777, married Lady Elizabeth Birmingham, 
eldefl daughter of Thomas Earl of Louth, and hath iflue 
Harriet, Ifabella, Matilda, and Mary ^ 

/2) Thomas, in Holy Orders, Vicar of Timolln in the coun- 
ty of Klldare, and married to a daughter of Cough- 
Ian, Efq. 

(3) Henry, '^ late in the army, who died unmarried in Au- 

gufl 1787. 

(i) Lady Ifabella, born 30 Augufl: 1751, married 16 No- 

vember 1773 to Dudley- Alexander-Sidney Cofby, created 
Lord Sidney, who dying without iffue, that title became 

(2) Lady Elizabeth, married 7 February 1786 to Paul 
i^milius Irving, Lieutenant-Colonel of the 47 regiment 
of foot by whom Ihe hath iffue ; and 

(3) Lady Frances. 

Titles.] Thomas St. Lawrence, Earl of Howth, Vif- 
count St. Lawrence, and Baron of Howth. 

Creation.] B. originally by tenure in the reign of 
Henry II. by King John's patent of confirmation ; and 
again 4 March 1489, 4 Henry VIJ. V. St. Lawrence and 
E. of Howth 3 September 1767, 7 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Ruby, two fwords in faltire, proper, between 
four white rofes. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a fea-wolf, parti per fefs pearl 
and proper. 

Supporters.] The dexter, a fea-wolf, or fea-llon, 
as the creft. The finiftcr, a mermaid, holding in her 
jiand a mirror, all proper. 


' Lords Jour. III. 782. 

^ Rot. de Anno 7 Geo. III. 2\ p. O. R. 19. 

- Lords jour. IV. 419. 4 Fenfion I-iiL 

^ Irformation of R, Oufley, Efq, ^ Ulfter. 

COOTE, Earl of BELLAMONT. 507 

Mqtto.J Que Pance. 

Que Pense. 

Seat.] Howth, in the ounty of Dublin, 7 Miresfrom 
the Metropolis. 



1 N our account of the Earl of Mount rath, we ob- 4*^ 
ferved that Sir Charles Coote, Bart, had feveral fons, the 
cidell: of whom Charles, was advanced to that dignity ; 
and Richard the third fon, who was born in 1620, for his Richard^ 
hearty concurrence with his brother. Sir Charles, in pro- ^ 
moting the reftoration of the King, was rewarded with -^^^^ , 
the dignity of a peer of this realm, being the fame day ^^^^?'* 
his brother was made an Earl, created Baron Coote of 
Coloony, by patent *, dated by the King at Weftminller 
6 September 1660. 

On 6 December 1653 he was appointed one of the com- 
miffioners in the precin6l of Athlone, for examining the 
delinquency of the Irifh and other proprietors of iand.s in. 


* The preamble. Cum honorum titulos in eos qui de rege et re- 
publlca funt benemeriti et fanguine clari rite femper conferri exifri- 
Jnavimus 5 cumque Richardus Coote, filius CaroH Coo'e, EquitHi 
Aurati, et Baronetti, a iecretioribus confiliis, fereniffimo nuper regi. 
Carolo patri noftro in regno Hibernije, et ibidem adverfus rebelle.s 
fortiflime dimicantis ocelli, ab antiqua ejufdem nominis familia Ja 
comitatu Norfolcienli, in regno noftro Anglise, olim liorente ojtus 
eft ; necnon in prsgrandi illo negotio reftituendo in regnum noftruna 
memorabilem admodum nobifque pergratam operam pofuerit, adea 
ut (per ineftlmabile Dei optimi maximi benefitium) jam tandem f&~ 
licibus aufpicils exercendas poteftatls regime habenas adept! jure nol- 
tro fruamur. Sciatis igitur quod nos tanti fidelitatis et obfequli ejus 
merita compenfationee digna remunerare cupientei^ de gratia, <kc, 
(Rot. pat. <^e Ajmp 2r> (^ar, U, i'- p- P.) 

205- COOTE, Earl of BELLAMONT. 

order to the dlflinguifhing of their rcfpetive qualifications;, 
according to the act tor Tettleing of Ireland. On 6 Februa- 
ry 1660, he was made major to the Duke of Albemarle's 
regiment of horfe ; appointed 19 March one of the com- 
miflioners for executing his Majefty's declaration for the 
jettlement of Ireland ; took his feat in parliament 8 May 
1661 and the fame day made one of the committee for pri- 
vileges, and, 14, for grievances, being alfo, 31, appoint- 
ed, with others, to confider of the erecting of a college of 
phyficians in Dublin, of what perfons were fit to be incor- 
porated, Avhat privileges were fit for them to have, what 
lands in Mortmain, and what further power over apothe- 
caries and other pra6fitioners. On i July, his Lordfliip 
was among thofe appointed to take into confideration the 
fmallnefs of the falaries of the judges, and the maflers of 
the chancery ; and the fees of the feveral officers of all 
the courts : And was chofen, with other Lords, 27 May 
1662, to prepare votes, in order to an addrefs to the Lords 
Jufiices and Council, for preparing and tranfmitting a bill 
explanatory of the a6ts of fettlement ' ; under which he 
had four feveral grants of lands; and 26 OSober 1675 
was appointed one of the commiffioners entrufted for the 
1 forty-nine officers, according to the intent of his Majefty's 

declaration. In 16'] 6, he refided at Moore-park in the 
county of Meath , and at Piercetown in the county of 
Weftmeath. He married Mary, fecond daughter of Sir 
George St. George, of Carrickdrumrufke in the county of 
Leitrim, Bart, fifter to George, created Lord St. George, 
and dying 10 July 1683, was buried i2 in Ghritl:- 
Church % having had iflTue by her, (who had her eftate of 
5 Sol. a year fequeftered by K. James's parliament, died at 
Kilrulh in the county of Kilkenny, 5 November 1701, 
and was buried with him), five daup-htcrs, viz. Mary, 
married to William, the firft Vifcount Mountjoy; Catha- 
rine, to Ferdinando Haftings, Efq. made colonel of a re- 
giment of foot, which he refigned 4 March 1694 ; Leti- 
tia, to Robert, the firfl Vifcount Molefworth ; Olivia, 
(before 1684 and died in 1720) to Audley Mervyn,of Tre- 
lick in the county of Tyrone, Efq. whofe eflate of 200I, 
a year was fequeRered ; and Elizabeth, to Richard St. 
George, who died a lieutenant-general. The fons were 


* 'Lord's Jovir. I. 231. 241 to 244. 
^ Uilter's Olfice, 

COOTE, Earl of BELLAMONT. 209 

Charles, who died an infant *. rj\ 

Richard, created Earl of Bellamont, whofe line termi- (2) 
nated in 1766 *, and 

Vol. III. P Chidley 

* Richard, the fecond Lord Coloony, was returned in 1688 Richard, 
member of parliament for Droitwich in Worcefterlliire, for Earl of 
which place he ferved in feveral fucceeding parliaments , but in BeliamQiit; 
1689 was attainted in that held at Dublin by K. James IL Hit 
Lordfhip being one of the firft that went over to the Prince of 
Orange, he was profcribed by the following patent, dated 22, 
November 1687, " Whereas Richard, Lord Baron of Coloonv^ 
who being a Peer of our kingdom of Ireland, by his faith and 
allegiance to us, ought to live and refide in the' faid kingdom, 
to alfift us and our chief governor with his counfel and advice, 
when thereunto required, yet hath tranfported himfelf be- 
yond the feas out of our dominion ; and that feveral others of 
the nobility and gentry of the faid kingdom, have committed 
** the like mifdemeanor, which tends much to our prejudice, 
and to the impoverifhment of the people of our faid kingdom, 
much of the revenue thereof being by this means confumed ia 
foreign countries ; and we being graclouflv pleafed to prevent 
** the mifchlef, that upon this occafion may happen, our will and ^ 

** pleafure is, dud we do hereby (purfuant to privy feal, 
dated at Weftminfter-hall 17 O(5tober 16S7) requ're and com- 
*' mand the faid Richard, Lord Baron of Coloony, by the duty 
** of his allegiance to us, forthwith to repair unto our faidking- 
** dom of Ireland, In order to inhabit and continue there, under 
** the penalties that may thereupon enfue ; and to the end the 
*' faid Richard, Lord Baron of Coloony, may pretend no excufe, 
** under colour of any licence or licences, that he may have, or 
*' pretend to have for his faid abfence, v/e do herebv revoke, 
annul, and make void every fuch licence, or pretended licence, 
that he, the faid Lord Baron of Coloony, hath, or may pre- 
** tend to have, to countenance his faid abfence ; and in cafe 
** the faid Richard, Lord Baron of Coloony, will prove refra6to- 
** ry or difobedlent to this our command, we do herebv require 
* and command our chief governor and governors of Ireland, for 
'* the time being, to order that he be proceeded againfl: accord- 
" ing to law for fuch his difobedlence." ^ Having been 
27 March preceding fworn Treafurer and Receiver-Gene- 
ral to K. William's Queen: About which time he was 
made Governor of the county of Leitrim ; and by patent, 
dated 2 November that Year, w/M this preamble^ Quum in 
omnI setate ilnt allqui, raro licet exemplo, prscftantes virl, qui, 
Claris ortl parentibus, partam dignitatem non tuentur folum, ac 
fignato virtutis tramite allorumque imprelfo veiligils Infiftunt ; fed 
fgregia majorum facinora, quibusfe primum nobilitaverunt, emu* 

Jati i 

* Ulftet's Office, Rot pau 3"* Jac. II, s* p. f. R. 33 


(3 ) Chidlcy ' Coote, of Coote-liall in the county of Rofco- 

mon, Efq. Colonel of horfe, on whom his father, by deeds 
of leafe and rcleafe, dated 23 and 24 March 1682, fettled 


lati ; ipfi etmm in exemplum efle, ac pofteris prxlucere ftudent. 
In quibus pro merito ornandis nova prlnclpibus excogitanda funt 
prtemia, ut quorum prseclare gellis illuftrium jam familiarum de- 
cora adaugeantur, eis etiam honorum cumulus accedat. Quum- 
que in eo numero confpicuum fe prxftitit vir nobilis noblfque in 
primis probatus Ricardus Dominus Coote, Baro de Coloohy in 
regno noftro Hiberniae, fereniflunse regin^ uxoris noftrae in Hol- 
iandia Senefchallus, nunc Thefaurarius, cujus familisefedes olim 
* Should in comitatu * Suffolcienfi, vetuftate, rebus geftis et ppulentia in- 
heNorfol- clitae, unde proavi (nati ad majora) profefti militari laude acde 
cieri/i, patria bene merefidi ftudio incitati, in Hibernia, obi turn bella 
cxarferunt Contra juratos tarn Anglici nominis quam reformati 
religionis hoftes, ftrenuam acu\ilem operara navarunt, ibiquejn- 
ter regni proceres afcripti fioruerunt ; quorum quidem gloriam 
hie nolter pro ftimulo habens, ipfe eandem quandoque audurus, 
ad omnia magna fe ab ineunte aetate fedulo formaverat, qui in 
corruptiillmo fseculo et in lervilem alfentationem omnifque gene- 
ris turpitudinem fubfidente, neque fegnem neque umbratilem 
virtutem exercuit j fed inter tot infidias' bonis, et probis, fuique 
funUlbus, undique intentatas, fortis ac integer et effe et vlderi 
aufus eft. Quumque ei ab aula quae, qua vi, qua mails artibus, 
nullo tunc legum vindice, in civium libertatem, fortunas et ca- 
pita graflabatur, non nifi propter diflimilitudinem morum certa 
pericula imminerent, fponte exul in Belgium noftrum feceflit^; 
turn denique patriam revifurus, cum religione ac libertate falvis 
id fieri honefte poterat, quin et utrique turn reducendum turn 
ftabiliendum nobifcum feliciter incubuit, et adconfilia noftra hac 
in parte explenda, in ultima difcrimina praeeuntibus nobis fe 
libentiiTime ob-;ecit. Sciatis igitur, fec.^ he was advanced to the 
di'Tnity of Earl of Bellamont, in tlie kingdom of h-elaad ; and 
27 June 1696 he took his feat, as fuch, in the Houfe of Peers 3. 
In the beginning of the year 1695 his Lordfliip was named by 
the King, Govern'or of New- York, a place then remarkably in- 
fcfted with the two dangerous difeafes of an unlawful trade, 
:ind the practice of piracy ; which employment he was chiefly 
induced to accept^ from his Majefty's expreftion, when he firft 
let him know his pleafure, which wa=:, That he thought him a mart 
ofrejoluiton and integrity ^ a*id 'vjitk thofe qualifications 7nore likely 
than ary oihar he could then think of, to put a ft op to that illegal 
freiic^ and io the growth ojpj'racy , for ivhich reafon he made choice 


* II Iftev's Office, 2 GuL'^t Mpir.i*. p. ^ 

COOTE, Earl op BELLAMONT. 2lt 

the lands of Oughterheery, and all his other lands in the ' 

faid county ; vefted the fame in William, Lord Mountjoy, 
and Captain Arthur St. George to the ufe of the faid Chid- 

P2 ley 

cf hhn for that go'vernmenf , and for the Jams reajon intended to put 
the go'vernment of Ne-vj -England into his hands. 

The Ear], after accepting the poll, in a difcourfe with Colo- 
lonel Robert Levingfton, a perfon of confiderable eftate and fair 
reputation, and who had feveral employments in that province, 
took cccafion to mention the fcandal that lay upon New- York 
on thofe accounts, and exprefling a zeal to put a ftop to that 
pyratical trade, the Colonel propofed the employing of Captain 
William Kid, lately arrived thence in a trading (loop of his 
own, who knew the principal pyrates, and their ufual reforts, 
and who would undertake to feize moft of them, in cafe he 
might be employed in one of the King's fhips, a good failor, o 
about thirty guns and 150 men. His Lordiliip acquainted the 
King with the propofal, and his Majefty confulted the Admiral- 
ty ; but the war employing all his fhips, and the great want of 
feamen, together with the remotenefs of the voyage, and the 
uncertainty of meeting with, or taking the pyrates, occafioned 
the laying afide of this project as impracticable at that time. 

Colonel Levingfton finding no hopes of fucceeding this way 
propofed to his Lordfhip, that if perfons of confideration might 
be induced to join in the expence of fitting out a proper fliip, he 
had fuch an opinion of Kid's capacity and integrity, that him- 
felf and Kid would be at the fifth part of the charge, oflPering to 
become bound with him for his faithful execution of the com- 
jniflion, and fafe bringing back of the velTel. His Lordiliip im- 
parted this fecond overture to the King, who approved highly 
of the defign, and declared, as an encouragement to the under- 
takers, that they ihould have a grant of Kid's captures, fo far 
as they might belong to his Majefty, except a certain refer va- 
tion, chiefly to Ihew that he was a partner in the undertaking. 

Upon this encouragement, the Earl engaged the Lord Chan- 
cellor Somers, the Lords Shrewft)ury, Romney, and Orford> 
with others, to advance near 6000I. in fitting out the Adven- 
ture-galley, and 10 December 1695 Kid had a commiflion from 
the Admiralty as a private man of war, and (that empowering him 
only to aft againft the French) another under the great feal 26 
January, with full power to apprehend all pyrates he ihouid 
meet with, and bring them to a legal trial, in order to fuffer 
the punifliment of the law. 

He failed from London in February, and the fiift news of him 
(contrary to the expectation and intention of the adventurers) 
was about Auguft 1698, that the Eaft-India Company informed 
the Lords Juftices, they had received intelligence from, their 
fa^^orvy that Kid had committed feveral a^$ cf pyracv, particu- 


ley for life, and the heirs male of his body ; remainder 
to Richard Coote, his Lordthip's elded fon, and his heirs 
male, remainder to his Lordihip's heir male, remainder to 


Tarly in feizing a Moor's {hip, called the Quedah Merchant | 
and the firft news of his return into the American feas, was by 
a letter from the Frefident and Council of Nevis to the Secreta- 
ry of State, dated 1 8 May 1699 j after which he failed to Rhode- 
lihmd, apd thence fent one Emmot to the Earl of Bellamont at 
Boflon, who informed him, that Kid bad left the Quedah Mer- 
chant, which he took in India, in a creek on the coafi: of Hifpa-> 
niola, with goods in her to a great value : that he was come 
thither to make his terms in a floop, which had on board goods 
to the value of io,oool. and was able to make his innocence ap- 
pear by many witneffes. 

His Lordlhip, overjoyed at the news, confidering himfelf as 
infinitely concerned to fee him brought to iullice, communicated 
his intention of feizing him to the Council, and with their ap- 
probation wrote him a letter, alluring him, that if he would 
make his innocence appear, he might fafely come to Bofton. 
In a few days Kid returned an anfwer, filled with proteftations 
of his innocence, and 1 June 1699 landing at Bofton, was exa- 
fuined before the Earl, and the council of that province;, when 
his anfwers being very trifling and evafive, and Levingfton de- 
manding the delivery of the bond to him, wherein he ftood en 
gaged for Kid^s honeft performance of the expedition ; his Lord- 
fliip, 6 June, had Kid and fome of his crew committed clofe 
prifoners, and the cargo entrufted with perfons appointed by the 
council ; being determined to touch none of the effedls himfelf, 
nor take one ftep but in concurrence with the council. 

When this was done, his LordHiip, with great dexterity and 
diligence, regained a confiderable part of the goods, Kid had 
concealed in feveral places; and by letters, 8 July, tranfmitted 
the whole tranfaOions to the Secretary of State and Council of 
Trade, prefling, that immediate care might be taken to fend 
for ihem in order to their trial, as there was no law in New- 
England to punifli pyracy with death. Accordingly 12 April 
1 700 he was brought to London, and on his examination before 
the Admiralty committed clofe prifoner to Newgate, where he 
remained till about the beginning of March following, when the 
Houfe of Commons examvned into the matter, and, 28 March 
1701, after a very long debate upon the queftion, that a grant 
puffed under the great leal of Engkind to Richard, Earl of Bel- 
lamont and others, of all the goods and other things, which 
ihould be taken by Kid from Thomas Too John Ireland, and 
otherK in the faid grant mentioned^ as pirates^ before their con- 
v-i(ftion) is iiiegal and voidy it pafTei in- the negativi?. 


his right heirs for ever, with power to Chidlcy, to fettle a 
jointure of 200l. a year on any wife he fhould marry, and to 
faife portions for younger children ; on his father's death, 
being defirous to ere6l the faid lands into a manor, and to 
pafs a new patent thereof, upon the commiffion of defe<9:ive 
titles dated at Weftminfter 14 March 36 Charles II. had 
the fame granted by K. James II. 22 Olober 1685, cre- 
ating the premilTes into the manor of Coote-Hall. He 
jinarried to his firft wife, in April 1698, Elenor, daughter 
^nd heir to Ifaac Waikden, of Ardmayle in the county of 


His Lordihip departed this hfe at his government of New^ 
York 5 March 1700, and as foon as his death was known at Bof- 
ton, where the general affembly was then fitting, a proclama- 
tion was publiilied by the deputy-governor and council, at the 
unanimous addrefs of the affembly, for a general faft to be ob- 
ferved throughout the province, to bewail the lofs of fuch a gor 
vernor, as a publick calamity, fo much were his virtues known 
and adeemed. He married Catharine, daughter and heir to 
Bridges Nanfan of Bridgemorton in the county of Worcefter^ 
Efq."^ and by her who married fecondly. Admiral Colevill ; 
thirdly, Samuel Pytts of Kyre, Efq. Knight of the Shire for 
Worcefterj and fourthly, in 17^7, William Bridgen, Alderman 
of London, and died 12 March fame year aet. 72 2, had iflue two 
fons, Nanfan and Richard, fuccefiive Earls of Bellamont. 

Nanfan, the fecond Earl, born before his mother was twelye Nanfan, 
years of age ^, took his feat in parliament 2<; September 1707 * ; 2 
and 28 December 1704 marjied Frances the youngeft daughter Eari, 
<)f Henry de Naffau, Lord of Auverquerque, filler to Henry 
Earl of Grantham, and dying at Bath 12 July 1708, left iifue 
by her, who died 4 September 1 744; an only daughter, Lady 
Frances, who, 28 June 1723, became the firft wife of Sir Ro- 
bert Clifton of Clifton in Nottinghamiliire, Bart, and Knight 01 
the Bath, where Ihe died in 1733, leaving an only daughter, 
Frances, married in March 1747 to George the firil Earl of 
Tyrconnel, fo that his brother 

Richard became the third Earl, he was of the privy council Rlchartl, 
to Q^ Anne, and fat in the Houfe of Peers 1 5 June 1709 ^ he 3 
married firft Judith, daughter and hei^- to Frarxcis Wilkinfon of ^^rl, 
Southwark, Efq. (who died in September 1728), by her who 
died in Dublin 6 April 1719, and v/as buried in Chrift-church, 
he had iifue two fons and two daughters, viz. 

PJchard, Lord Coloony, who was Captain in the firft regiment (1) 
of foot-guards, but died in London 23 October 1740- 


? Ulfter's Office. gj^l^^o,-,'^ Peerage of Ireland, -^ |4.eim, 
^ |^0f4'3 Jour, JI. 194. f X'Jm. 271, ,, 

f^i4 COOTE, Earl or- BELLAM6NT. 

Tipperary, Efq. by whom he had one fon John, who died 
unmarried ; and two daughters, Mary, (married firfl in 
1717 to Guy Moore, of Abbey in the faid county, Efq- 
and by him, who died 21 June 1735, had Guy Moore ', 
Efq. and two daughters, Mary, and Ehzabeth ; and Se- 
condly to Rev. William Gore, Bifhop of Limerick) ;' and 
Elinor, married to Robert Moore, of Ardmayle and Moore- 
Mount in the county of Tipperary, Efq. (brother of the 
faid Guy) by whom fhe left Thomas-Bob their heir, and 
other children- He married fecpndly Mary, eldeft daugh- 
ter of Sir Robert King, of Rockingham in the county of 
Rofcomon, Bart, anceftor to Edward, Earl of Kingftori, 
and dying in 17 19, had iffue by her, v,'ho re-married in 
1723 with Henry Dering, of Dublin, Efq. and died in 
July 1750, a fon Chidley, buried at St. Michan's 26 Sep- 
tember 1702; and two daughters, Olivia, (married in 
1722 to Walter Jones, of Headford in the county of Lei- 
trim, Efq. arid had iffue^ Theophilus, "who married L^^dy 
Catharine Peresford, widow of Thomas Chriftmas and 
daughter of Sir Marcus, pari of Tyrone; and four daugh- 
ters, Margaret, married 22 March 1754, to her firfl: cou- 
fm, Chidley Morgan, 'Efq. ; Catharine; Elizabeth; and 
Frances); and Catharine, to Marcus- Anthony Morgan, 
of Cotletftown in the county of Sligo, Efq. m^m'6e"F of 
parliament for Athy, and dying 7 Odober 1738, left by 
him who died in O6lober 1752, two fons and three daugh- 
ters ; Hugh, born i May 1727; Chidley; Mary, mar- 


(2) Thomas, Lord Coloony, 6 February 1733-4, married Eliza- 

beth, eldeft daughter of Thomas Bond of Dublin, merchant^ 
and died in London 24 March 1765 without Iffue. 

Daughters, Lady Mary died in London 7 November 1733, 
and Lady Judith died in 1770, unmarried. 

His Lordihip married fecondly, in July 1721, Anne, daugh- 
ter of John Hojloway of Oxford, Efq. grand-daughter of Jud^e 
Holloway, widow of Sir Harry Oi^enden of Dene-court in 
Kent, Bart, and by her, who died 13 February 1723, had one 
fon born 19 November 1723, who idled young. His Lordfliip 
23 March 1729 fold Coloony and divers other lands for the fumi 
of 16,9451. 5s. 6d. to Jofhua Cooper of Markray in the county 
of Sligo, Efq. and decetifing, without ilTue, 10 February 1766, 
the Earldom became extindl, but the Barony devolved on Charles 
Coote of Coote-hill, Efq. in whom the title of Bellamont hath 
foeen revived. 

His will dated 5 Novenvher 1 7 30, and proved 16 January 
3742. (Pierog, Office.) 

COOTE, Earl of BELLAMONT, 215 

ricd 6 July 1741, to Sir Henry Tuite, of Sonagh inWeft- 
meath, Bart. ; Penelope ; and Martha. 

Thomas Coote S of Coote-Hill in the county of Cavan, (4) 
Efq. was bred to the profeffion of the law, and 29 Oftober Thomas. 
1684 admitted counfellor at law in ali his Majefty's courts ^^"^y^.^ 
in Ireland. He was attainted and had his eflate of 1 1 16I. a ^^'^^^^^ 
year fequeflered by K. James's parliament. Soon after the 
revolution he was made choice of by the city of DubHn 
for their Recorder; and 8 April 1693 conftituted one of 
the Juilices of the court of King's Bench, in the room of 
Henry Echlin, Efq. in which, 18 June 1702, he was 
continued by Q^ Anne, and refigned the fame on her Ma- 
jefty's death. On 12 January 1696, with Sir John Jef- 
freyfon, and Nehemiah Donnellan, Efq. he had the cufto- 
dy of the great feal ; and 25 of that month, with the reft 
of the Judges, was appointed to hear and determine ali 
caufes, of perfons pretending to be comprehended within 
the articles of Limerick and Galway. On 3 July 1725 he 
had a grant of a Friday market, and four fairs, 28 May, 
I September, 25 November, and i March, and the day 
after each, at Coote-Hill ; ivas chofen in November 1733 
reprefentative in parliament for the county of Klonaghan > 
was a true lover of his country, being z great improver 
and encourager of the linen mantifahire, and other 
branches of trade ; at the revolution the yearly export of 
the linen manufacture did not amount to 6000I. yet, by 
the good advice and exertions of him and other patriots, 
he lived to fee it encreafed to an hundred times that value. 
He died 24 April I74i> ^t Coote-Hill, and was there bu^ 

He married to his firft wife Frances, daughter and coheir 
to Col. Chriftopher Copley 2, by his wife Mary, daughter 
of Roger Jones, the firll: Vifcount Ranelagh, by whom be 
had a fon Chidley, who was Lieut. Col. to Meinherdt 
Duke Schomberg's regiment ; Colonel and Captain in the 
third regiment of foot-guards, and died 6 April 17 19 un- 
married. To his fecond wife Elinor, daughter and coheir 
to Sir Thomas St. George, of Woodford in Eflex, Knt- 
by whom he had a fon Thomas, who died without iflue, 
and a daughter Mary. To his third in 1679 Anne, 
daughter of Chrillopher Lovat, Alderman of Dublin, 
widow of William Tighe, of Rutland in the county of 
C^rlowj Efq. fon and heir to Alderman Richard Tighe ; 


jF Umer^sQffice. f MS, Peaig. 

2i6 COOTE, Earl of BELLAMONT. 

and by her he had three fons and fix daughters, whereof 
Charles, was baptized 29 September 1683, and buried 12 
O<5iober following in the chancel of St. Michan's ; Henry, 
baptized 21 February 1697 and buried there 24 May 
1700; Anne, baptized 13 February 1685-6 and buried in 
Alderman Tighe's vault 26 July 1687; Letitia, baptized 
26 December 1699 and buried by her brother Henry 5 
Auguft 1700; Charles, who fucceeded at Coote-Hill ; 
Francis, who 17 September 1748, married Henrietta, 
daughter of the late Right Hon. Luke Gardiner ; Frances, 
baptized 4 May 1682 j Elizabeth, baptized 3 Septem- 
ber 1687, and married in 1704 to Mervyn Pratt, ofCabragh 
in the county of Cavan, I^fq. and had iffue the Rev. 
Jofeph Pratt, and other children ; Catharine, married to 
James Macartney, Efq. member of parliament for Granard, 
fon and heir to James Macartney, one of the Juftices of 
the King's Bench, and died in London 29 July 1731 > and 
Anne, baptized 16 February 1692, was married. 9 Novem- 
ber 17 16, to Samuel Bindon, of Rockmount, Efq. mem- 
ber of parliament for Ennis, in the county of Clare. 
Charles. Charles Coote, of Coote-Hi!l, Efq. baptized 15 Sep- 
tember 1695, was member of parliament for the county of 
Cavan, of which he was high fheriff in 1719 ; married in 
July 1722 Prudence, (v/ho died in February 1781) fecond 
daughter of Richard Geering, Efq. feme time one of the 
fix clerks of the high court of Chancery, and dying at the 
Barh 19 06iober 1750, had iffue Charles his heir, who 
fucceeded to the title of Lo^d Coloony ; Anne (baptized 
25 March 1726, and married ii March 1748 to William 
Anketell, of Anketeli's Grove in the county of Mona- 
ghan, Efq. and had iffue Oliver, born, in December 
1749, who died young; Charles; Richard; and Mat- 
thew, who in 1780 married Prudentia, only daughter of 
John Corry, of the county of Monaghan, Efq.) ; Frances, 
(born in 1 731, married 2 June 1755 to John Bofwell of 
Ballycurry in the county of Wicklow, Efq. who died in 
1759 and left iffue by her two daughters, Mary, and 
Frances); Catharine, (born in 1732, married in 1762, 
to John Corry of Sport-FIall in the county of Monaghan, 
Efq. and has iffue a daughter Prudentia) ; Caroline, (born 
in I733> married in September 1761 to James Uniacke of 
Mount-Uniacke in the county of Cork, Efq.); Elizabeth, 
fborn in 1734, married 23 October 175 2 to Chidley Coote 
of Afh-Hill in the county of Limerick, Efq. and died in 
2780, leaving iffue Anne, born 28 June 1762, mar- 

COOTE, Earl of BELLAMONT. 1^17 

Tied to John Grogan, Efq. third fon of the late John Gro- 
gan of Johnftown in the county of Wexford, Efq. and 
died in O6tober 1785); Mary, and Prudentia, died un- 
married ^. 

Charles Cocte of Coote-Hill, Efq. now Earl of Bel- Charle?, 
lamont, was baptized 12 April 1738, and upon the Earl of 
deceafe of Richard, the laft Earl of Bellamont, he ^^^^^"'''"'' 
fucceeded to the title of Baron of Coloony, 16 Janu- 
ary 1764 he was invefled with the enfigns of the or- 
der of the Bath, by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 
in the Cartle of Dubhn, his Majefty having been pleafed 
to nominate him a Knight Companion of that Honourable 
Order, in teftimony of his royal acceptance of the good 
and laudable fervice performiCd by him in fupprefling the 
tumultuous and illegal infurre^lion in the northern parts of 
the kingdom, and to fignify his pleafure, that his invefli- 
turc fhouldbe performed in iopubhc and diftinguiftied a man- 
ner, as might both (liow the refpe<Sl due tothe King's order, 
and be a teftimony ot his Majefty's knk of the merit of the 
gentleman, on whom that fignal mark of his royal favour 
was to be conferred. In Odober 1766, he was appointed 
deputy quarter-mader general of the forces, and a mem- 
ber of the privy council in Ireland, 7 March fame year, 
he took his feat as Lord Coloony in the Houfe of Peers ^, ^' 
and 8 Augufl: 1767 his Majefty was pleafed by privy feal 
iat St James's of that date and patent 4 September follow- 
ing to create him Earl of Bellamont ^, by which title he 
far in parliament 20 Odober 1770^^. 20 Auguft 1774, 
his Lordihip married at Carton, the feat of his Grace the 
Duke of Leinfter, Lady Emily-Mary-Margaretta Fltz- 
Gerald, fecond daughter of James, the late Duke, and 
by her who was born 15 March I75i> he hath had ilTue, 
one fon and four daughters, viz. 

Charles, Lord Coloony, who dcceafed in 1786. (i) 

Lady Mary. ( i ) 

Lady Prudentia. (2) 

Lady Emily j and , (3) 

Lady Eloifa. ^ (4) 

Titles.] Charles Coote, Earl of Bellamont, and 
Baron of Coloony. 

Creations.] B. Coote of Coloony in the county of 
Sligo, 6 September 1660 ; 12 Car. II. and E. of Bella- 
mont 4 September 1767, 7 Geo. III. 

' Letter from John Grogan, Elq, 6 July 178^. 
^ Lords Jour. IV. 371. 
5 Rot. pat. de Anno 7 Geo, IJI. i*. p. D^ 
* Lpfds Jour. lY. 410, 


Arms.] Pearl, a cheveron, diamond, between three 
jcoots, proper. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a coot, proper- 

Supporters.] Two wolves, erminej i. c. black pow- 
dered with white. 

Motto.] Vincit Veritas. 

Seat.] BeJlamont forcft in the county of Cavan, $Z 
miles from Publin. 



4.S X H I S noble family of King, which hath been thrice 
advanced to the Peerage, were anciently feated at Fea- 
thercock-hall, near Northallerton, in the county of York, 
and there poffeffed of l^rge eftates '; the firfl of whom in 
Sir John, this kingdom was Sir John King, Knt. who in the reign 
of Q^ Elizabeth was very inftrumental in reducing the 
Irifh to due obedience ; which great work was no fooner 
accompliftied, than he was rewarded with a leafe of the 
Abbey of Boyle in the county of Rofcomon, &c. and af- 
ter K. James's acceflion to the throne, met with an ample 
recompe^ce from that prince, by divers grants Qf lands *, 
and employments of truft, profit, and honour. 

* Namely, 30 06lober 1603, he had a grant and confirmation, 
as aflignee to Sir John Greame, Gentleman of the King's Privy- 
Chamber, (by the name of John King of Dublin, Gent.) of all thole 
lands which had been granted to Gerald, Earl of Kildare, Mabel 
his wife, and their ilfue male, by Q^ Mary, 28 Oclober, 4 and 5 of 
her' reign, (except fuch as had been granted by Q^ Elizabeth, to Sir 
Edward Fitz-Gerald of Tecroghan) to hold to him and his heirs 
forever*. In 1604, 3 James 1. he had a grant of the priory of 
Knock in the county of Louth, with all its appurtenances, con- 

Ledge, Rot, p, de Anno i Ja,c. I. a* p. D. 

KING, Earl of KINGSTON. 219 

On 12 July 1603 he was made Clerk of the Crown m 
Chancery ; which he furrendered 26 January 1606, and 
with Francis Edgworth, Efq. had a new grant thereof the 

taming 465 acres, at the rent of 5s. yearly for the fite of the priory, 
And 16I. 5s. 4d. for the lands, tithes, &c. * He and John Bingley, 
Efq. being his Majelly's farmers of the monafteries of Boyle, Conge, 
Ballintubber and Ballynafmall in the province of Conaught, and 
St. John's of Athy, they requelted a leale in reverfion thereof, toge- 
ther with the redory of Donaghmore -, which, in regard of their 
long and painful fervice, the King granted by privy feal, dated at 
Wilton 4 December 1603, for the term of 50 years, after the^eftatea 
then in being ^ : Some time after, they again befought the King to 
accept a furrender of the faid Abbies, and to regrant the fame, up- ^ 

on a new furvey and inquifition to be thereof taken ; with which his 
Majelly alfo complied 10 December 1605; having 10 November 
1604 granted them a Thurfday market, and a fair I Auguft at 
Conge in the county of Mayo ; and 10 July that year a market and 
fair at the town of Boyle ^. On 6 December 1604 he and Thomas 
Hlbbots had a leafe, for ai years, of certain fpiritual and temporal 
lands in Ulfter, to the value of i^sl. 13s. 8d. Irifh "^ ; and two days 
aTter his Majeily fent his direttion? from Weftminfter, (in confidera- 
tion of the true, faithful and good fervice, which he had performed 
tioQ^ Elizabeth in Ireland) that he "ihould receive a grant, by 
patent, of 50I. a year of concealed lands in fee-farm ; in pur 
fuance whereof three patents were paffed, bearing date_ 9 
March 1605, 16 March 1606, and 16 November^ 1608, conveying 
to him the 16 quarters of land, called TermonHiinan, with many 
other hereditaments in the counties of Clare, Kerry and Defmond, 
Eimerick, SHgo, Tipperary, Dublin, Meath, Wellmeath, Wick- 
low, King's County, Cork, Cavan, Rofcomon, Mayo, Kildare, 
Waterford, Wexford, Galway, Longford, and Leitrim. On 5 June 
1607, he had a grant of the entire manor of Belgree in the counties 
of Dublin and Meath, parcel of the polTeffions of the late monalle- 
Tj of LifmoUen , the rectories, churches, or chapels of Killian, 
othervvife Killaghane, Clandaly, Tynan, and Bealana, with all 
their tythes and other profits, the polfeirions of the late monailery 
ofClonard-, the reftories of Monannemy, Carricklemlery, Rahan, 
Qlenoure, without the Crolfes, Waleilon, Templerowan, Ballaha, 
Carrickdownan, Killagh, Templebodan, Nalulke, otherwife ^aj- 
linemanlanagh, and Silyerilon in the county of Cork ; with all their 
tythes, parcel of the diffolved priory of Ballindrohid, otherwife Bal- 
lindrett in that county, to hold by fealty, and the rent of ill. 8s. 8d. 
half-penny. On 26 July 1611 he had the grant ofa Wednefday 
market, and a fair on Whitfon-Monday at Tulfke in the county of 
Rofcomon. As aiTignee for 60L a year to Captain George Blundell 
of Cardington in Bedfordfhire, ha palfed patent 26 April 16 15, foi: 
15 houfes and gardens in MuUingar, Weftmeath ; the redorial 
tithes of Kilienagh in the county of Wexford 5 the dilTolved chapel 

i of 

Mon. Hib, 468. = Rot. p. Anno 1 Jac. I. i. p. D 

5 Idem. Anno 2. 1*. p. D. 

* Idem, eodem AnnO et parte f. 

KfNG, Earl of KINGSTON. 

29 of that month ; and 8 May 1609 Sir James Fullartoti 
furrendering his office of Mufter-Maiter-General, and 
Clerk of the Cheque of the armies and garrifons in Ire- 
land, 5ir John King was appointed his fucceflbr for life, 
by patent dated i Ausfuft , and for his better encourage- 
ment to do the King fervice in the execution of that of- 
fice, bad a grant of the conducting and leading of ten 
liodemen, with the pay of i6d. a piece of the juiju harpes^ 
then current in Ireland, making I2d. current money in 
Englarnd 5 5s. 4d. of Hke money for himfelf, and i8d. 
fterling for his deputy : Moreover, his Majefty, by his 
letter from Weftminfler 14 April 1618, was pleafed, in 
acceptance of his many and faithful fervices, whereof he 
had not only received good teftimony from Ireland, but 
alfo from his council in England, who had been eyewit- 
iiefs thereof, fo far to enlarge his favour towards him, that 
his Ton might be partaker of thofe rewards, which, for his 
fervices, the King thought good to beftow upon him, and 
therefore conferred the faid office, 3 June, on his fon 
Robert for life. 

Upon his advancement to this office he was knighted, 
and called into the privy council ; reprefented the county 
of Rofcomon in the parliaments of 1613 and 1615 ; in 
which latter year 20 May (living then at Baggotrath near 
Dublin) he was appointed of council for the province of 
Munfter ; and 9 June following commiffioned with Sir 
Thomas Rotheram, jointly and feverally, with the affift- 
ance of the reft of the council of Conaught, for the civil 
government and adminiftration of juftice in that province, 


of St. Macvidoc in the county of Dublin 5 the re^flories of Derjja- 
trick, Le Graunge, Tullaghmedane, Siddan, and the Old Parifh 
?jtMeath -, St. Michael of Athy in the county of Kildare, withma- 
Jiy other lands and hereditaments, in the counties of Louth, Lime- 
rick, Monaghan, Mayo, Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin,' Rofcomon, 
>Ieath^ Galway, and Queen*s County, at the rent of 16I. os. 4d. * 
As affignees to Sir Charles Willmot, he and Sir Adam Loftus 
palfed patent \% December 1615, of divers lands in the counties of 
Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Clare, Cork, King's, and Kildare, to 
hold by fealty, as of the Caiile of Dublin. On 7 January 1618 he 
had a very extenfive grant of the dilfolved abbey, town and lands 
f Boyle, with many lands in the county of Rofcomon, belonging 
formerly to that monaltery, and divers oiher hereditaments in this 
counties of Sligo, Galway, Rofcomon, and Leitrlm, with courts 
leet and baron, and other privileges within the manor of Boyle:- 
And, 18 Odober 1621 he hj^d a grant of Ccrliawnaghy &Co in the 
J*Jan ration of Leitrim, containing 641 acres, * < 



during the abfence of the Prefident and Vice-Prefident. . 
On 24 September 1616 he was joined in commiiiion with 
the L. D. St. John, and others, to give warrants to the 
Attorney or SoUcitor-General, to draw books, or fiants of 
i/rants of the efcheated lands in Ul/ier, to fuch Britifli un- 
dertakers, as were named in the leveral tables of affigna- 
tion, which v/ere to be the Lord Chancellor's warrant to 
pafs the faid grants under the great leal. Alfo, 23 Sep- 
tember 1617 he was joined in a fpecial commiffion with Sir 
William Jones, Chief Juftice of the King's Bench ; Sir 
Dominick Sarsfield, Chief Juftice of the Common-Pleas ; 
Sir William Methwold, Chief Baron of the Exchecjuer ; 
Sir Francis Aungier, Mailer of the Roils ; and Sir Dudley- 
Norton, Chancellor of the Exchequer, appointing them 
commiffioners of the Court of Wards in Ireland ; and 18 
January 1621, with Francis Edgeworth, was made receiv- 
er of the fines of that court, and of all other fines upon 
letters and grants- 

By privy feal from Rufford 8 Augufl 161 9, he was ap- 
pointed a commiffioner for the plantation of the county of 
Longford, and the territory of Eiye O Carroll in the KingV. 
County; and 15 July 1624, was among other great off]- 
eers of ftate, conftituted a Commiflioner, Juftice, and 
Keeper of the peace in the provinces of Leinfter and Ulfter, 
during the abfence of the L. D. Falkland, who was then 
about making his journey into feveral parts of Ireland, as 
well to view and overfee the plantations lately made in 
fome parts thereof, as to fettle the government, for the ad- 
miniftration of juftice, and prefcrvation of peace there, 
and for other caufes touching his Majefty's fpecial fervice- 
Alfo, by commiffion, dated at Hampton-Court 9 Decem- 
ber 1625, he was authorized by K- Charles I. with Sir 
Francis Annefley, Sir William Parfons, Sir Thomas Dut- 
ton, and Sir Thomas Phillips, to examine all abufes,^ 
frauds, and mifdemeanors, a6J:ed and committed in the 
army, in order to their redrefs ; and to take a general muf- 
ter of all the forces throughout the kindom; to examine 
their number and qualities ; to view their arms, and to 
make exat and perfel books or rolls thereof; to overfee 
the provifions of all forts provided for the army, and how 
the commilTaries did and fhould provide, order, and dif- 
pofe thereof; and to fearch out all other things, which 
might bed conduce to the furtherance ^nd advancement of 
the King's fervic?. 


222 KING, Earl of KINGSTON. 

On 31 May 1636 (fTylIng hlmfelf Sir John King of the 
clofc of the cathedral-church of Litchfield in the county of 
Stafford, Knt.) he makes his will, and, if he died there, 
direls his body to be buried within that church, but if he 
died in Ireland, in the parifh church of St. Michan, Dub- 
lin, near his late wife, at the difcretion of his executor, 
' without any unnecefTary coft or charge ; and, after pro- 
viding for his children, bequeathed to the bailiffs and citi- 
zens of Litchfield, for the ufe and benefit of the poor 
thereof, the fum of 20I. to all his fervants (except Bryan 
Dermott) a year's wages, and to the faid Bryan 100 marcs, 
with all his wearing apparel ; conflituting his fon Sir Ro- 
bert, executor, and refiduary legatee. 

He married Catharine, daughter of Robert Drury, Efq^ 
nephew to Sir William Drury, L. D. of Ireland, and de- 
parting this life 4 January 1636, was buried in the church 
of Boyle 30 March 1637, having had iffue by her, who 
died 14 December 1617, fix fons and three daughters $ 
viz. Sir Robert, his heir; John, of whom prefently ; 
Roger, who died young; Edward; Henry; Adam; Ma- 
ry, married to William, Lord Charlemount ; Margaret, 
the fecond wife of Sir Gerald Lowther, and dying 20 
Auguft 1658, was buried 25 at St. Michan's, where he 
was alfo interred 10 April 1660 (having deceafed on 3 of 
that month) * and Dorothy, married to Arthur Moore of 
Dunmoghan in the county of Louth, Efq. 
Family of John King, Efq. the fecond fon, clerk of the Hanaper, 
KingHjo- married Margaret, daughter of Francis Edgworth, Efq. and 
i'ougn, j^^^ iffue two fons ; John, who in 1627 was joined with him 
as clerk of the Hanaper, and was a Major in Cromwell's 
time ; and Francis King of Rathdooney in the county of 
Sligo, Efq. who made his will 19 Oclober 1664 (which was 
proved 10 September 1665) defiring to be buried in the 
chapel of the Abbey of Boyle. He married Sufanna, 
daughter of Edmund Southwell of Caftle-Mattrefs in the 
county of Limerick, Efq. and had iffue four fons and twa 
daughters, viz. Francis ; John, of Boyle, Gent, who in 


* By his will, dated 14 November 1659, be bequeathed his capi- 
tal maniion and dwelling-houfe in Oxmantown, fituate near the 
North-end of the great Itone bridge over the river Liffey, with his 
manor of Donamore in Meath, and all his real eftate within the 
faid county and city, to Mrs. Mary Meredyth, niece to hi? late 
wife, and her heirs ; remainder to her fifter Mrs. Frances King 
r^nd her heirs ; remainder to ^ir John King of Abbey-Boyle. KaiU 
and hi^ heirs for ever. 

KING, Earl of KINGSTON. iS!?3 

1672, rode a horfeman in Lord Kingfton's troop ; and by 
his v/ill dated 14 November that year, bequeathed to hi's 
fifter Mary, and her hufband, the iortune left him by his 
father, viz. 300I. or until it was paid 30I. a year out of 
Cabragh, Tullogh, Garvoy, and other lands ; and died 
in 1672, unmarried; Robert; William, who left no if- 
fue ; Mary, married to Captain Robert Folliot ; and Ca- 
tharine. Captain Francis King of Knocklough, the 
cldeft fon, (to whom his father left ail his eftate in the 
county of Sligo, fallen to him by lot, in fatisfa6tion of his 
debenture for fervice in Ireland) in July ^ 1675, married 
Magdalen, daughter of Thomas Guyhin of Balliconneil in 
the county of Cavan, Efq. and had three fons and two 
daughters; viz. Francis; Robert, and John, who both 
died unmarried; Mary; and Sufanna, married 28 Febru- 
ary 1 7 13 to Robert Savage of Dublin, Gent. Francis, 

the eldeft fon, in 1698 married Dorcas, eldeil: daughter of 
William Ormfby of Annagh in the county of Sligo, Efq, 
and dying in Auguft 1708, left ifTue by her, who re-mar- 
ried with Edward Jackfon of the faid county, Efq. two 
fons, and one daughter ; William of Annagh-Ibanagher, 
otherwife Kingfborough, in the county of Sligo, who dy- 
ing at Douglas in the Ifle of Man in 1736, unmarried, was 
buried at Abbey-Boyle ; Robert, who alfo died unmarri- 
ed ; and Mary, firft married to Henry Smyth of Dublin, 
Efq. fecondly to Edward Smyth, Attorney at law, and died 
in 1769. 

Sir Robert King, the eldeil fon, was knighted in his fa- Sir 
ther's life-time, and enjoyed the office of Mufter-Mafter Robert^ 
General by virtue of his reverfionary grant, which was re- 
newed to him II January 1637, with the fee of 20s. a 
day purfuant to privy feal dated at Hampton-Court i O6I0- 
ber 1637 ^ In 1629 a licence was granted to him, and 
Mildred Middleborough, to keep taverns, to fell all man- 
ner of wholefome wine, and to make and f^ll aqua-vita^ 
within the counties of Rofcomon, Gal way, and Louth, 
except the town of Athlone, and fome other places, 
wherein licences were already granted.- In 1639 he was 
member of parliament for Boyle ; and in November 1641 
made conftable of the caftle there, with the allowance of 
31 proteftant warders to defend the place ; and among 
other remarkable things, xiiftinguilhed himfelf in 1642, 


Prerog. Office and Lodge. * Articles doited i^, 

^ Rgt. Clauf. djs An^iis ? and 13 Car, I, D, 

^24 KING, Earl op KINGSTON, 

by his fignal fervices ap-alnrt the Irifh, particularly in the 
celebrated battle of Ballintobbcr in the province of Co- 
naugiit, where a complete vidory was obtained by his ex-> 
traordinary courage, and till then unpradifed difcipline of 
his inucpendent troop ' ; foon after which he went to re- 
fide at Cecil, or Wimblf^ton hou'e, in the Strand London, 
leaving the cuftody of the caitie to his fon ; and in May 
1645 was one of the three commifTioners, appointed by the 
parhament to rrianage their affairs in the province of Ul- 
jfter; 'where arriving in Oftober following, they brought 
provifions, ammunition and 2o,oool. to be employed againft 
the rebels : and in 1647 he was one of the five commif- 
fioners, entrufted to receive the fword from the Marquefs 
of Ormond, L. L. which, with the city of Dublin, was 
delivered into their hands *. 

He was in great confidence with the prevailing powers- 
of that time, by whom 24 September 1651 he was empow- 
cd and defired to join with Colonel Hewfon, in figning 
warrants for 2000I. to be iiTued for the payment of the 
Leinfter Forces ; which order was repeated to him 8 Oc- 
tober following ; and another 17 November, to i flue war- 
rants to Sir John Wollaflon and the reft of the treafurers 
at war, for the payment of loool. towards the prefent fup- 

ply of the forces in Dublin. On 13 December he had 

an order to receive lool. for his fervice, as commifTioner of 
the public revenue for one year, commencing i May pre- 
ceding ; and two days after was allowed the like payment 
for baggage-horfes, winter and fummer, as was allowed to 
a colonel of foot by the eftablifhmcnt, to commence from 
the faid i May, and to be paid in like manner as his per- 
fonal entertainment of CommifTary-General of the muf- 

rers. He was one of the truftees for Trinity-College 

near Dublin, and 22 Odober 165 1 direded, with the 
reft, or any two of them, to make inquiry into the affairs 
of the College, taking a true accompt what were the nc- 
cefTarv difburfements, and what the revenue ; to caufe 
true inventories to be made of all moveables, efpecially of 


^ * He confiderably increafed his ef^ate "by feveral pnrchafes, and 
Hie allotment of lands in fatisfadion of his arrears for fervice in 
Ireland ; among which were Temple-Oge in the county of Dub- 
lin ; 1 12 acres in the county of Limerick ; and 18 December 1656, 
for 133^- the lands of Donamon (which he purchafed from Andrew 
Kefhitt of Dublin, Gent.) in the counties of Gahvay and Rolca-r 
ioi>, couhfting of acoo acres, &c. 

* Lod^$ Cone's^ 

KING, Earl of KINGSTON. 225 

the books in the library, taking all poffible care for pre-> 
lerving fuch as remained, and difcovering fuch as were 
embezzled ; and to do all other things for the benefit and 
improvement of the College, as fhould be agreeable to the 
truft, repofed in them by the parliament. Alfo, 15 De- 
cember that year was defired, with the Attorney-General, 
to caufe a perfe6b inventory to be taken of all books, re- 
cords, and other writings concerning the Herald's Office, 
and to take fecurity of the Herald at Arms, to reilore them 
to the ufc of the publick, when he Ihould be thereunto re- 
quired.- -On 23 May 1653 he was appointed an over- 

feer of the poor within the city, county, and divifion of 
the precinct of Dublin, and parts adjacent , was alfo made 
overfeer for ftating the accompts of the army ; and 22 No- 
vember 1655 had an order to be fatisfied, with the difband- 
ed officers and foldiers of Colonel Laurence's divilion in 
the barony of Clanwilliam or liberties of Limerick, for the 
fum of 1224I. 17s. 6d. 13 April 1657 he made his will * 
and deceafed in that year, at Cecil-Houfe in the Strand, 
London. He married to his tirft wife, Frances, daughter of 
Sir Henry Folliott, the firft Lord Folliott, of BaHyffian- 
non, (by his wife Anne, daughter of Sir W.IIiam Stroud 
of Stoke in the county of Somerfet, Knt.) ; by her who 
died 13 March 1637 and was buried 3 April 1638 in the 
Abbey of Boyle, he had iffue four fons and fix daughters ; 
and by his fecond wife Sophia, daughter of Sir William 
Zouch of VVokin in Surrey, widow of Sir Edward Cecil, 
Vifcount Wimbleton, (ffie was buried at Ketton 19 Novem- 
ber 1691) ; he had two daughters, Sophia, who d.^d un- 
married ; and Llizabeth, married to Sir Thomas Barnar- 
difton of Ketton-Hall in Suffolk, Bart, (fon of Sir Tho- 
mas, fo created 7 Aprii 1663), and dying in Otlober 
Vol. III. Q^ i707> 

^ Whereby he ordered his body to be burled hi the next convenient 
place of interment to that in which it fiiould pleafe the Lord to call 
him out of this tranfitory life, and that to be done within 24 hours 
after, without any kind of ceremony, or other attendance than than 
of his family ; devifed all his eftates and leafes in Ireland (except 
Temple-Oge in the county of Dublin, the lands of Moungfour, 
Cnockvernerry^ Cappanenk, Rath, Drummelagh, Abbey-Owney, 
Furnane, and in the fouth part of Knocknegurteeny and Tobber- 
gorriff, 112 acres i rood and 33 perches in the county of Limerick; 
Doonanan, 2000 acres in the counties of GalwaV and Roftomon, 
and fuch lands as fhould fall to him for his arrears of pay as Com- 
niiilary-General of the mullers) to his Ion John, according to a fet- 
tlement, lately made by them for that purpofe, and appoints his 
wife fole executrix and legatee. (Proved in England 18 June, and 
in the Court of Prerogative, Ireland, 8 July 1657.) 

zzS KING, Earl of KINGSTON. 

1707, was buried 2i at Ketton, "where he was interred 15 
October 1698, having had iliue feven fons, three of whom 
enjoyed the title, and Sir Samuel, the iixth fon, dying 
without iflue 4 February 1735, was fucceeded by his ne- 
phew Sir John, (only fon of John, his younger brother), 
who became the feventh Baronet, and in whom, after 1741, 
that title became extin6t. Sir Robert's children by his firlt 
w^ife, were, 
(1) Sirjohn, created Lord Kingtlon, whofe line terminated 

in 1 761 *. 


Sir John. * The faid Sir John King, cldell fon of Sir Robert aforefaid^ 
I in the rebellion of 1641, was firft a Captain, and after a Major- 

Baron. General in the King's army, in which Italions his fervices were 
very confiderable ; particularly his relief of the caftle of El- 
phin, after about fifteen weeks fiegc, the befiegers at the ap- 
proach of him, Captain Robert Ormfby and other commanders, 
iliamefully running away : He brought from his garrifon of 
Boyle about 140 head of cattle, of which after the befieged had 
freely taken what they pleafed, and were fully refreihed, he 
promlfed them more relief when they ibould want ; and ac- 
cordingly often relieved and joined their forces, to afliil: them 
-and other Englifb garrifons againft the rebels j by which means 
they remained fafe till after the ceffation of arms, that tho 
liOrd Taafie, under pretence of a commilllon from the King, 
furprized and took the caftle, deprived Biiliop Tilfon of a great 
part of his goods, and placed a PopiHi Bifhop, with fome 
Priefts and Friars in the caftle. He continued very a6live dur- 
ing this time of confufion, and frequently difturbed the Popiili 
Bifliop of Clogher, then General of the Ulfter army, ftyled 
/Ae co7if:dent nj'i^orious Catholick army of the North ; and 2i June 
1650 was an aftiftant in the famous vi6lory gained over hie 
forces, when he took the Bifhop prifoner with his own hands, 
who (by Henry Ireton's command) was executed the next day. 

After Cromwell's death, being very zealous for the reftora- 
tlon of K. Charles II. to his juft rights, he fell under his Ma- 
jefty's peculiar notice, and was one of the firft he advanced ta 
the Peerage of Ireland, by the title of Baron Kingfton of King- 
fton, v/ith this preamble^ to the patent of creation, which bears 
date at Weftminfter 4 September i65o. Regali dignitati nihil 
convenlt magis quani cum viri egregii et Virtutibus clari, ac ad 
fuftinendum Nomea et Onus Honoris et Dignitatis habiles eC 
idonei, Honorum Inugniis nobilitantur i hoc enim dum fit, 
quamplwres ad Virtutum fpe6latillimarum imitationem incendun- 
tur, et in omni Studio benemerendi confirmantur. Hinc eft 
<5uod nos Virtutes et Merita Viri clariflimi Johannis King de 
Abbiitiai de Boyle m Ce.mitf4t RpfcotTion^ in Regtio noftro Hi- 



Henry, made Fellow of All-Souls College, Oxford, by ^2) 
the vifitors of that Univeriity under Croniwe!!. ^ 

Sir Robert, in whofe grandfon, the title of Kingflon (^) 
hath been revived, and of him prefently. "^ 

0^2 William, 

bernlse Milltis, tecolentes, ac ServUia fidelia et acceptabilia, 
tam fua, quam PredeceiTjrum et Ma orum fuoriim, tarn pr^e- 
charHrimo Patrl noftro (pise Memorise) et aliis ProgeniiorJbus 
noftris, quam nobis, in diflo Regno noftro Hibernise multipliciter 
praeftita, atque ejus Animum ad nos ferviendum promptum et pa- 
ratum, intuitu regio confpicientes, eura ad ftatum, honorem, dig- 
nitatem, etgradumBaronis Regninoitri Hlbernismerito evehend- 
um efle duximus. Sciatis Igitur, &c.' And fo juft a fenfe had the 
King of his merits and abilities to ferve him, that he called him 
into his privy council up n the firft formation thereof j and appoint- 
ed him 19 March 1660 one of the Commifiioners of the Couru 
of Claims for the fettlement of Ireland, and fatisfaction of the 
feveral interefts of adventurers, foldiers and others. 8 May 
1661 he took his feat in the houfe of Lords 2 . the 31 was added 
to the committee appointed to confider about erecting a College 
of Phyllcians in Dublin ; and 27 June made choice of by the 
houfe as one of their commifiioners, to repair into England, 
with fame members of the Houfe of Commons, fot the fervice 
of his Majefty, the good of the Church, and fpeedy and happv 
fettlement of the kingdom : Alfo, 23 July was nom.inated, with 
the Lords Drogheda and Howth, to join with a committee of 
the Commons, in a requeft to the L. J. for a licence to tranfport: 
wool into England, as formerly, in order to remedy the great 
inconveniencies trade fuftained by the obftruftion of its exporta- 
tion. II May 1661 he was made CommiiTary-General of 'he 
horfe, with the fee of 20s. a day, and 15 Kovem.ber following; 
Captain of a troop ; was conftituted 2 April 1666, with John, 
Lord Berkeley* joint Prefidents of Conaught, and c; May fol- 
lowing fole Governor of that province ; being alfo joined in 
coramxiflion, 2 June, with the faid Lord and others, to raife and 
mufter the inhabitants thereof, and, with him, to be chief 
leader of the forces therein, and to adminifter the oath of alle- 
giance and fupremacy. 20 April 1666 he was made Colonel o 
a regiment of horfe ; and i Osftober 1670 appointed one of the 
Commiffioners to' examine and ftate the arrear due to the King, 
before the commencement of that year, of the farm of the re- 
venue for feven years ; and 15 July 1674, haci a grant by pa- 
tent of tlie yearly penfion of 838I. 14s. 3d. it was alfo provided 
by the zt of fettlement, that all fuch forfeited lands, as v/ere fet 
out in Ireland to his Lordrhip, or his father, or which were pnr-* 

* Rot. de Anno 19 Car, II. 2*, p, <l, 
^ Lords Jour, L 2$2, 

22t KING, Earl of KINGSTON. 

(4) William King, who received a privy feal from K. Charles 

II. dated 13 December 1660, to be made a Captain of foot, 


chafed by them from any adventurers, foldicrs, tranfpknted or 
Iranfplantable perfons, and fet out or poifcired by them 7 May 
i6t^g^ iliould be ratified and contirmed to him, his heirs and af- 
(ignes ; and that for all iuch lands claimed by him, as were or 
fliould be fet out or reftored to George, Lord Strabane, and 
others, he fhould be fpeedily and etfetlually reprized out of fuch 
lands of the like yearly rents and profits in the counties jf Dub- 
lin, Cork, and Kildare, or fome of them ; and alfo, that his ar- 
rears for ferv ice before 5 June 1649 iliould be ftated and fatisfi- 
d ; all which were confirmed by the acl of explanation, (by vir- 
tue v/hereof he had four feveral grants of divers lands) together 
with the letters patents granted under the great feal of England, 
bearing date at Vv'eilminiier 25 January 1664, which, in confide- 
ration of his great and acceptable fervices, confirmed to him and 
his heirs the town and lands of Kilcolman, with divers others, 
amounting to fome thoufands of acres in the counties of Lime- 
rick, Cork, and Kildare. He died in 1676, leaving iffue two 
fons in their minority, viz. Robert and John, fuccefTive Lords 
family of of Kingilon, by Catharine his wife, daughter of Sir William 
Fenton, Fenton of Michelftown in the couniy of Cork, Knt. fon of Sir 
Baronets. Geoffry Fenton, principal fecretary of ftate, and brother to Ca- 
tharine, Countefs of Cork, which Sir Geoffry had a grant, 27 
Auguil 1600, to him and his heirs, of the manor, territory, 
Lordfliip, tithes, and town of Clontarfe in the county of DuId- 
lin, to hold in foccage as of the CalUe of Dublin, without any 
rent ; he married Alice, daughter of Robert Wefton, L. L D. 
t-ord Chancellor, and died i9 0dober 1608, leaving the faid Sir 
William his heir, who had a confirmation, 28 Odobcr 1637, of 
the lands of Mitchelftown, &c. in virtue of the commiifion for 
Temedy of defeftive titles J which place, 2 January 1651 beino^ 
ordered tobe made a garrifon, he had, in confideration thereof, 
and that his demefnes were made ufe of for the publick fervice of 
the commonwealth, (under whom he was a commifTioner of the 
revenue) an allowance of lool. a year, 16 July 1652. He mar- 
ried Margaret, fifter and heir to Maurice Oge Fitz-Mauricc 
Fitz-Edmund Fitz-Gibbon, and coufm and heir to Edmund Fitz- 
Gibbon, Efq called the IF/ihe Kwght, and by his will, dated 6 
June 1 566, orders his body to be decently and honourably bu- 
ried^ in his burial place in the chancel of Mitchelftown church, 
enjoining his executors to lay out 200I. for the ereding a decent 
Kionument over his grave. He bequeaths to his only daughter 
and her huftand, John, I,ord Kingfton, whom he appoints exe- 
cutors, all his perfonal eftate whatfoever, debts, &c. except to 
the poor of Mitchelftown 20I. and lOol. to fuch of his fervants, 
t>s bcft deferv^d it from him. And leaves his real eftate to his 


KING, Earl of KINGSTON. ^?9 

but dying ii June 1662, was buried at St. Michan's in 
Dublin the 13, by his lifter the Countefs of Defmond. 


grandfon Sir William Fenton, Bart, and his heirs male ; re- 
niainder to his heirs female and their heirs ; remainder to his 
fon and daughter Kingfton, and their heirs male ; remainder to 
their heirs female j remainder to the heirs of the body of his 
faid daughter ; remainder to his right heirs for ever. He died 
in 1667, having iffue by his Lady, who deceafed the year before 
him, one fon Maurice ; and one daughter, Catharine, Lady 
Kingfton. Sir Maurice Fenton, the fon, by the privy feal of 
Richard Cromwell, prote<^or, dated at Whitehall 25 May 1658, 
and by patent 14 July, was created a Baronet ^ i zi October 
1653, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Hardrefs Waller oC 
Caltletown in the county of Limerick, Knt. and dying before 
his father in 1664 ^, left ilTue by her, who in 1667 married Sir 
William Petty, was created Baronefs of Shelburne, and died in 
February 1708, an only fon, Sir William Fenton, Bart, who 
died unmarried ^^ and was buried at St. Bride's 18 March 1670; 
and a daughter Margaret who alfo died unmarried.-- -Sir Wil- 
liam and his Lady, after their fon. Sir Maurice's death, by deeds 
of leafe and releafe, dated 16 ?.nd 17 March 1664^ fettled the 
eftate of Mitchelftown, &c. on their daughter the Lady Kingfton 
and her heirs, which, at her death in 1669, vefted in her fon, 
Robert, Lord Kingfton. 

Which Robert, the fecond Lord, was left under the guardianflifp Robert^ 
of his uncle Sir Robert King, by whom he was educated in Brazen- 2 
Nofe College, Oxford, where he commenced A. M. 25 June 1670. Earl, 
In 1689, in order to oppofe the deftruftive meafures of K. James 
in Ireland, and defend their religious and civil liberties frora 
his defpotic encroachments, the gentry of the North aftbciated 
themfelves ; and thofe of the county of Sligo (4 January) chofe his 
J-.ard{liip, and Capt. Chidley Cl.ote, their chief commanders, with 
;i promife of obedience to both, or either of them ; after which 
they formed themfelves into troops and companies, and ordered 
frontier garrifons to be kept, to bold correfpondence with Der- 
xy, and the adjacent places. His Lordfliip arrived at Bally- 
:iliannon, in his way to Derry, 24 January, where he received 
a letter from the committee in that city, with orders (as they 
faid) from Colonel Lundy, to ftay there, and keep the palfes on 
the Earne-Water : He did f o ; and, with about 1000 horfe and 
foot, might have prefs;rved and enabled the two ftrong forts at 
Siigo to hold out as long as Derry, and been a great relief to 
piany of the Proteftants of Conaught, had he not been deludc.d 


' CromweH's Rolls, 765?. 5. p. f. 

- His will bears date 18 February 1663. and was proved 2% 
June 1664., 
'" f ilis '.vill bears date ^8 January i65^. 


(0 Daughters Catharine, and | ^^^^ '^.^^ 

(2) Anne, j . 

(3) Mary, married in November 1655 to William, then 
fon and heir to Sir Robert Mercdyth of Grcenhills in the 


thence by Lundy, who directed him to march his men to join 
the Proteliants in i he Lagan, and to beat Clady, Lifford, and 
Long-Caufeway, or the places near, on Monday i 5 April, by 
ten o^clock in the morning ; which direftions his LordiKip re- 
ceiving only at ten o'clock the night before, and the neareft of 
his forces being 30 miles from the place of rendefvouz, he called 
31 council of war, and by their advice, with ten or twelve horfe^ 
Vv-ent very early the next morning towards Derry, to inquire into 
the fi uaiion of affairs. When he came within five miles of Ra- 
phoe, he met feveral of the Englifh running from Cladyford, who 
acquainted him, that Lundy, with the Britifh forces, were fled 
to Derry ; that the IriiK had got to Raphoe, between his Lord- 
iliip and that place; that Derry afforded neither room for hi^ 
men, nor forage for his horfes ; that he mud iliift for himfelf,, 
and his men might take K James's prote<ftion. 

Hereupon he returned to Donegall 5 difpatched orders for 
the horfe to fecurc themfelves in Enniflcilien, and the foot at 
ponegaii, Ballvihannon, and other places ; and then, with fome 
<>i his oBicers forcing a French veffel at Killybeggs, put out to 
fea, and landed in Scotland, whence he hallened to give K. 
William an account of affairs ; hoping to have made a Ipeedy 
return with his Majefty's commiffion and orders. But the defign 
of this nob'e Lord (v/ho inherited his father's courage, whofe 
hand the Irifh had felt in the rebellion of 1641) for the prefer- 
vation of that part of the country, which he profecuted with 
extraordinary zeal and refolution, v/ere unhappily fruftrated by 
the confufed and peremptory orders, which he received from 
Colonel Lundy ; and himfelf, bj^Tyrconnel's proclamation 7 of 
March, exempted from mercy, or the King's favour ; was at- 
tainted by the parliament 7 May, and had his eftate fequcftered 5 
but 26 Auguft following he commanded a regiment of foot at 
the taking of Carrickfergus ; and on the redudion of the king- 
dom, took his feat in parliament 5 Odlober 1692 ^. By deeds 
dated 19 and 20 December -693, he demifed to Henry, Lord 
Capel, L. J. Sir Robert King, and others, the caflle, manor 
and lands of Newcaftle, and part of the manor of Mitchelftown, 
in the counties of Tipperary and Cork, for building, endowing, 
and eftabliffiing for ever a college in or near the borough of 
Boyle, to be called by the name of Kingiton-College : The 
truftees to ftand feized of the premifTes after they were fecured 
Iby ad of parliameat, or other legal ways, for the creeling of the 


5 Artide? da*ed 14, Lords Jour, I, 44^7, 


#ounty of Kildare, Bart. Chancellor of the Exchequer, 
to which title he fucceeded, but died without iflue, and 


faid College, for one mafter and uflier, a chaplain, a free 
fchool, a chapel, with apartments for the mafter, uilier, and 
chaplain, and the reception of 20 poor widows ; the fchool to 
"be for the educating of boys in the Englifli, Latin and Greek 
tongues, fo as fuch boys be born of parents living in the town 
r barony of Boyle, and receive their approbation for admittance 
lirft from the truftees, their heirs and fucceffors, or the major 
part of them, by writing under the r hands and feals, (Sir Ro- 
bert King, and his heirs, to be always one) and after the build* 
ing of the college, the truftees to ftand feized of fo much of the 
premifles, as amounted to 140L a year ; 120I. thereof to be for 
the yearly maintenance of the mafter and ufher, and the remain- 
ing 20I. to the chaplain, for performing divine fervice twice a 
day in the chapel ; and the truftees to ftand feized of all the 
rents amounting to 400L a year, for the fupport and mainte^ 
nance of 20 poor widows of the deceafed minifters or curates, 
within the diocefes of Elphin, Killala and Achonry, Tuam, &c. 
where the lands lay in Munfter j viz. 20I. apiece during their 
widowhood and refidence in the town of Boyle ; thofe of the 
diocefs of Elphin to be firft provided for, and the reft as before 
fet down, at the difcretion and choice of the truftees, by their 
writing under their refpelive hands and feals, attefted by two 
credible witnefles ; and by articles bearing date 19 February 
1698, he fettled and limited all his eftate to his iflue male j re- 
mainder to the ufe of his uncle Sir Robert King, Bart, for life j 
with like remainders to Sir Robert's fons John, Henry, and 
Robert, and their refpeElive iffue male, with divers remainders 
over; excluding his own brother John, who had left the com- 
munion of the church of England, and for other reafons moving 
his Lordihip to do fo. In virtue whereof Sir Robert, on his 
Lordiliip's deceafe, entered upon all the premifl*es, which were 
alfo pofTelTed by his fon Sir John ; who, with his brothers, af- 
ter a long conteft at law, came to an agreement with John, 
Lord Kingfton, dated 23 March 1708, whereby they releafed, 
confirmed, and for ever quit claim unto his Lord/hip, and his 
heirs, all the eftate whatfoever in the counties of Cork, Lime- 
rick and Tipperary, or elfewhere within the provinces of Mun- 
fter, Leinftcr and Ulfter, which was the eftate of his brother, Ro- 
bert, Lord Kingfton, and that he might for ever peaceably enjoy 
the fame. Purfuant to the articles aforefaid, he married in 1 69S, 
^'largaret, fecond of the four daughters and coheirs ofWiDinnj 
Karboord of Grafton-park in the county of Northampton, Efq. 
^iiade Vice-Treafurer of L-eland 11 December 1690; and ap- 
pj;:ir^ted Embaftador extraorjiinary to the Oitoman Fort, in 


flic rc-marricd with William, Earl of Denbigh and Def- 


which embaffy he died at Belgrade 31 July 1692, O; S. ' ; and 
his Lordihip dying without iflue in December 1693, wasfuG- 
ceeded in the title by his brother 

John, ]o^^> *be third Lord Kingfton, who leaving the Proteftant 

3 church for that of Rome, was made a gentleman of the privy 

Baron, chamber to K James II. and following his mafter's fortunes into 
France, was thereupon outlawed ; but after his brother's death, 
returning into Ireland, Q. Mary, by privy feal dated at White- 
hall 3 September 1694, ordered a free pardon to be granted by 
patent, and that he fnould profecute one or more writs of error, 
in order to the reverfmg the outlawries againft him : But his 
pardon being deferred upon feme reprefentations to the crown 
againft him by the L. J. till the King fliould receive fatisfaflion 
in fome particulars, which were complied with and performed, 
his Ma efty, by his letters from Kenfmgton 7 April 1695, gave 
ciire^lions for the faid grant to pafs, which was accordingly done 
2 May ; and in the ai5t paffed 9 Gul. to hinder the reverfaj of fe- 
veral outlawries and attainders, and to prevent the return of 
the fub efts of Ireland, who had gone into the dominions of the 
French King in Europe, it was provided, that though his Lord- 
fhip had been in FranceTmce 3 October 1691, and had alfo fmcc 
that time returned into Ireland, and fubmitted to his Majefty's 
obedience and government, that nothing contained in that act: 
faould extend to his prejudice, but that he was thereby declared 
to be excepted out of it. On 11 May 1697 he took his feat in 
the Houfc of Peers, and 2 December figned the declaration and 
afTociation, entered into by that houfe in defence of his Majef- 
ty's perfon and government, and the fuccelhon in the Proteftant 
line, as fettled by aft of parliament ^ ' 

About the year 168;, when 18 years of age, he married Mar- 
garet, daughter of Florence O Cahan (whofe anceftor O Cahan, 
was chief captain of the country, territory or region of Incagh-. 
tygharr, othervvife Irraght-Icahan, in the province of Ulfter, 
and was made Keeper of the Caftle of Coleraine in the reign of 
Henry VIII. but in the reign of K. James I. the eftate was for- 
feited in the general efcheat of the faid province) and his Lord- 
ih'p dying in the Temple, London, i q February 1727, was in- 
terred 17 in the church there, having had ifliie by her, who died 
at Mitchelftown 29 April 1721, and was there interred, two fons 
and two danghter?, viz. Robert, who died at Eton fchool, be- 
fore his father ; James, his fucceffor ; Catharine, married 20 
May 1700 to George Butler of Ballyragget in the county of Kil- 


* Tlislaft will, dated 20 Novemher l^^i, in Prero, Office, 
3 Jyjru? jour. 1.295.674. 


Elizabeth, died unmarried. (4) 

Anne, the Hrft wife to William Bafill of Donacarney (5) 

near Dublin, Efq. made Attorney-General of Ireland 18 

July 1649, ^"^ ^^^ was buried 18 February 1652 at St. 


Frances, died unmarried. (6) 

Sir Robert King, of whom we now write, third fon of Sir 

Sir Robert, and grandfather to Sir Edward, Earl of Kingfton, ^'^bert* 

was '^^^^^^^' 

Icenny, Efq. and died at L'lfle 12 April 1762, aged 78 2; and 
aSophia, 28 May 171$ % to BrcUridge Badham of Littletown, 
or Rockfield near Moyallov/, Efq. member of parliament for 
Rathconnuck, to whom {\\q was fecond wife, and by him, who 
died in July 1744, had two fons, King, baptized 12 November 
1716, who died young ; James, who after his education in the 
Univerfity of Dublin, was entered in the Middle Temple, but 
died of a fever 5 September 1741 ; and one daughter Sophia, 
firll: married to Richard Thornhill, Efq. and fecondly to John, 
Lord Defart. 

James, the fourth Lord Kingfton, was born in 1693 4, took James, 
liis feat in parliament 6 May 1728 *, and 24 April 1729 was 4 
fworn of his Majefty's privy council. He married firft Eliza- Baron, 
beth, daughter of Sir John Meade of Ballintobbec, and widow of 
Sir Ralph Freke of Ralhbarry in the county of Cork, Baronets, 
nnd by her, who died 6 Odober 1750, at his feat of Ufton- 
Court, and was buried at Milchelltown, had iflue one fon 
William, who 11 October 1754 married the only daughter of 
Sanmel Barroughs of Dewfbury in the county of York, Efq. 
Mailer in Chancery, but died without ilTue before his father ; 
daughter Elizabeth, who died at Mitchelftown 11 September 
1750 ; and Margaret who became his heir. In July 175 1 his 
Lordihip married to his fecond wife, Lady Ogle, widow of Sir 
Chaloner Ogle, Knt. Admiral of his Majefty's fleet (who died 
II April 1750), llie died 9 December 1761 in London, and he 
deceafmg 28 of that month at his feat of Martyr-Worthy in 
Hamp/hire, was interred with his lall Lady at Mitchelftown ; 
dying without male iffue, the title became extinct, and an ef- 
tate of 6 ool. a year, with a large perfonal fortune, devolved 
on his only furviving daughter Margaret, who married Richard 
Fitz-Gerald of Mount-Ophaley in the county of Kildare, Efq. 
by whom ihe had an only daughter Caroline, and decea"fed in 
Capel-ftreet, Dublin, 29 January 176;. -The faid Caroline, 5 
December 1769, became the wife of the Honourable Robert 
King, Lord Vifcount Kingfborough, eldeft fon of Edward, Earl 
of Kingfton, and which marriage has reunited the family ef- 

* Her father's will. 

? Lodge. 3 Decree 10 November 1720. 

f Chancery Bill 4 March 1754. * Journals, III. 83, 

^2.^4- KING, Earl p KINGSTONl 

v/^s feated at Rockingham In the county of Rofcomon. - 
He received his education in All-Souls College, Oxford, 
whereof he was chofen a fellow in 1649; 18 December 
* that year he took the degree of L. L. B. and was diftin- 
guiflied by the vifitors of the Univerfity for his extraordi- 
nary parts and great literature ; having received all the ho- 
norary compliments the Univerfity could beftow, he tra- 
velled into France, from thence returned immediately after 
the reftoration, an highly accomplilhed gentleman, and 
through the courfe of his life proved himfelf a man of 
great abilities and virtues ^ In the firft parliament of K. 
Charles II. (anno 1661) he was ekaed Knia:ht of the 
Shire for Rofcomon ; was made Ci/Jios Rotulorum of 
that county; called into the privy council, and by 
privy leal, dated at Windfor 21 Auguft, and patent 27 
September 1682, was created a Baronet. He married 
Frances, only furviving daughter and heir of Lieutenant 
Colonel Henry Gore, third fon of Sir Paul of Magherabegg 
in the county of Donegall, Bart. *^, and deceafed * ia 
1708 havirig had ilTue four fons and four daughters, viz. 
(l) Robert, who died young, and was buried 28 Marcl% 

1684 in the chancel of St. Michan's church. 

(3) Sir fcy, I ^"^^^^^^^ Baronets. 

(4) Robert, who 27 Augufl: 1724 married Frances, eldci!: 
daughter of Doftor Edward Smyth, Bifhop of Downe and 
Connor, by his firft wife, but died 1 1 January following, 
and was buried at St. Mary's, Dublin. 

i}) Daughter Mary, married firft to Chidley Coote of Coote- 

Hall in the county of Rofcomon, Efq. fecondly to Henry 
Dering of Dublin, Efq. and died in July 1750. 

^2) Malina, died an infant. 


"* By his laft will he direfled that a free-fchool fhould be fettled 
in the town of Boyle, with 50I. a year to the mafter, for which an- 
nuity and maintaining the fchool he bequeathed to his executors 
(his fons John and Henry) aiid his overfeers, William Caulfield of 
Donamon, John French of Dungar, and William Gore of Wood- 
ford, Efqrs. or any three of them, all his impropriate and reCtorial 
tithes in the counties of Rofcomon and Sligo, or elfewhere, to be 
difpofed of either to the ufe of fuch fchool and fchool-maller or to 
the ufe of his eldelt fon's chaplain, or to the poor of Boyle, or part 
to the faid fchool and chaplain, as they fliouKl from time to time 
direct. But having no power to make this bequeft, it was fet afide 
by bis fon and heir. (Prerog. Office, and Information of Sir Ro^ 
j^srr, late Lord KingfL'orough to J. Iv.) 

? Trformation of Thomas Wale, Archdeacon of Killala, to J.L, 
'^ See Ear) of Rqfs, 

KING, Earl of KINGSTON. ^35 

Klizabeth, married in November 17 19 to Rev. Effex (3) 
Edgeworth of Temple-Michael in the county of Longford, 
incumbent of Granard, and vicar general of the dioccfes 
of K.Imore and Ardagh, and by him who died 4 June 
^7 Sly had iffue Robert, John, Mary, Frances, Jane 
married 2 December 17 50 to Richard Wood, Efq. M. D. 
and other children. 

Frances, who died unmarried. (4) 

Sir John King, the fecond Baronet, in his father's life- Sir John, 
time ferved in parliament for the borough of Boyle, and 2 
after his deceafe for the county of Rofcomon ; married Eli- Baronet, 
zabeth, elder daughter of John Sankey of Tenelick in the 
county of Longford, Efq. and coheir to her brother Hen- 
jy ; but d}ing 19 March 1720, without iffue by her (v/ho 
re-married firil with John, Lord Tullamoore, and after 
with Brabazon, late Earl of Befsborough), was fucceeded 
hy his brother 

Sir Henry King, the third Baronet, who was alfo repre- SirHenry, 
Tentative of the faid borough and county in parliament, 3 
and 26 Odober 1733 fworn of his Majefly's privy coun- Baronet, 
crl *. In April 1722 ' he married Ifabella, fiftcr of Rich- 
ard, Vifcount Powerfcourt, and died at Spa i January 
1740, leaving iffue by her who died at Bath 23 Odober 
1764, three fons and five daughters, viz. 

Sir Robert, created Lord Kingfborough. /A 

Sir Edward, the prefent Earl of Kingflon. (2) 

Henry, of Beleek in the county of Mayo, baptized 20 
February I7 33> reprefentative in the prefent parliament (3) 
for the borough of Sligo, and a Lord of the privy council 
in Ireland ; 28 July 1757, he married the eldefl: daughter 
of Paul Annefley Gore, Efq. ^, but hath no iffue. 

Daughter Ellmor, baptized 5 March 1722, married 1 1 
March 1 741 to William Stewart of Klllimoone in the (i) 
county of Tyrone, Efq. who was chofcn Knight for that 
county 23 March 1747, and had fix fons and one daugh- 
ter; James, (Knight of the Shire for Tyrone and marri- / 
cd to Elizabeth, daughter of Richard, late Vifcount 
Molefworth) ; William, Robert^ Henry, Edward, Tho- 
fnas, and Ifabella. 


* 20 June 1738 he paffed patent to hold two fairs yearly on 5 
Auguft and 5 06lober at GrevifKe in the covmty of Rofcomonc 

* Articles dated 17, f L9dge, 

^3^ KING, Earl of' KINGSTON. 

(2) Frances, a twin with her brother Edward, married 15 
June 1748 to Hans Widman Wood of RolTmead in the, 
county of Wcftmeath, Efq. by whom fhe had one fon 
Hans ; and two daughters, Ifabella, and Margaret. 

(3) Ifabella, born 2 Auguft 1729, and married to Thomas, 
Earl of Howth. 

(4) Anne, born 22 January 1730 ' married 25 May 1 750 
to John Knox of Cail:Iereagh in the county of Sligo, Efq. 
and hath one daughter Ifabella. 

(5) Elizabeth, buried at St. Mary's 8 September 1737 ^. 
'^^^ Sir Robert King, the fourth Baronet, baptized 18 Fe- 

I d ^^^^^y 1724 fucceeded his father in honour and eftatc, 
Kinefbo- ^"^ after accomphihing himfelf by foreign travel, was re- 
rough, turned to parliament for the borough of Boyle in 1745 ; 
and by privy feal, dated at St. James's 12 May, and by- 
patent * at JDublin 13 June 1748, was created Baron of 
Kingfborough, to the heirs male of his body, being then 
in his 23 year, by which title he took his feat in parlia- 
ment, 8 November 1749 ^, he was after appointed Cujhs 
Rotulorum of the county of Rofcomon, and dying unmar- 
ried 22 May 1755, his Peerage became extin6t but the cf- 
tates devolved on his next brother 
Sir Sir Edward, the fifth Baronet and prcfent Earl of King- 

Edward, flon, who was born 29 March 1726, ferved in the parlia- 
Kar] of ments of 1 749 and 1761 '^ for the county of Rofcomon, 
Kijigfton. and 


' * The preamble. Whereas our trufty and well-beloved Sir Ro-. 

bert King of Rockingham in the county of Rofcomon, Baronet, is 
defcended from an ancient and illuftrious family, always approved 
for their loyalty and courage; for the many eminent fervices, by 
"uhich they have, from time to time remarkably contributed, not 
only to the reducing of feveral rebellions in our kingdom of Ireland, 
but alfo to the reformation of our fubjedh there to a ilate of civility 
and order ; many of whom have been heretofore, for their publick 
merit, diltinguifhed by our royal progenitors, by grantsof honours, and 
alfo of lands and poffeiTions of ample and large extent : And where- 
as the faid Sir Robert King has now, in his early youth, already 
difcovered extraordinary endowments of mind, together wih a nioll 
difinterelled zeal for our honour, and the welfore of his country ; 
"We, to the intent that thofe his excellent qualities may be rendered 
more confpicuous and ufeful ; and, as well to reward and digniiy 
\ 3feal merit in him, as to excite it in others, have thought fit to ad- 

vance our trufty and well-beloved the faid Sir Robert King, Baro- 
net, to the ftate and degree of a Baron of our kingdom of Ireland, 
by the name, ftyle, and title of Baron of Klnglboiough. Kjiow ye 
rherefore, &c. (Rot. Anno 22 Geo. lit.) 

* Lodge, 2 Idem. 5 Lord? Jour. HI. ')%6i, 

(f Common? Tour, i ' 

KING, Earl of KINGSTON. d^J 

and by privy feal at St. James's 1 2 June and patent at 
Dublin 13 July 1764 was advanced to the Peerage, by 
the title ot Baron Kingfton of Rockingham, with limita- 
tion to his heirs male *. He fat firfl: in the Houfe of 
Peers 2 December 1765; purliiant to privy feal 4 Sep- 
tember and patent 15 November 1766 he was created Vii- 
count Kingfton of Kingiborough ^, as fuch he fat in par- 
liament 2o06lober 1767 3, and 25 Auguft 1768 -* he was 
advanced to the dignity of Earl of Kingfton, the privy 
feal for which honour bears date at St. James's 26 July 
preceding 5 and by this title he took his feat in parliament 
17 Olober 1769'^ He married 2 Januar)^ 1752 ' Jane, 
daughter of Thomas Caulfeild of Donamon in the county 
of Rofcomon, Efq- and by her Ladyfhip, who died in April 
1784, hath had iiTue three fons and four daughters, viz. 

Robert, Vifcount Kingfborough born in 1754? member (i^ 
of parliament for the county of Cork, and 5 December 1769 
married Caroline a, only daughter and heir to Richard 
Fitz-Gerald of Mount-Ophaly in the county of Kildare, 
Efq. by his wife Margaret, daughter and heir to James, 
Lord Kingfton, and hath iffue George born at Chelfea in 
April 1771 and baptized there 31 May; Robert-Edward ; 
Edward ; Henry ; Margaret ; Jane ; Caroline ; Ifabella- 
Letitia ^* 

Henry, died at the Hot-Wells Briftol in Auguft 1785 '^ (2) 

WilHam, died 11 June 1762, and was buried at St. (3) 

Daughter Lady Jane, married in June 1772 to 
Laurence Harman Harman + of Newcaftle in the county 



* The preamble. Whereas our royal progenitors have hereto- 
fore gracioufly diUinguillied, by the feveral dignities of Baron of 
Kingfton and baron of Kingfborough, two of the family of Sir Ed- 
ward King of Rockingham, Bart, which titles are now^ become ex- 
tina by the failure of iffue male of the late Lords Kingfton and 
Kingfborough ; We therefore deeming the faid Sir Edward King 
worthy to have the nobility of his family renewed in his perfon, and 
being well allured of his zeal and attachment to our royal perfon and 
government Know ye therefore that We of our fpecial grace, &c, 
(Rot. p. de Anno 4 Geo. 111. a*, p. f. ?. 30.) 

f Sir Thomas Harman, Knt. whofe daughter Mary, in Septem- Family o 
ber 1675, married Sir Arthur Jones of Ofljertftown in the county of Harman. 


' Lords Jour. IV. 352. 

2 Rot. pat. de Anno 7 Geo. III. i*. p. f. R. 32. 33. 

3 Journals, IV. 410. * Rot. Anno 8 Geo. III. 2*. p. d. R. 35'' 
5 Signet Office. <^ Journals, IV. 502. ^ Ulftea". 

Lodge. I Ulfter, '^ Genr, Magazin*?, 



of Longford, Efq. and rcprcfentative in the prefent parlia-* 
ment for that county. 
(i) Lady Eleanor-Elizabeth. 

(3) Lady Ifabeila-Lctitia ; and 

(4) Lady Frances '. 

Titles.] Sir Edward King, Earl, Vifcount, and Ba- 
ron Kingfton, and Baronet. 

Creations.] Baronet 27 September 1682, 34 Car. 11- 
B. Kingfton of Rockingham 13 July 1764, 4 Geo. III. V. 
Kingftonof Kint2;fborough 15 November 1766, 7 Geo. ill, 
and fi. of Kingfton 25 Augull 1768, 8 of fame King. 


jVTeath, Knt. was father ofWentworth Harman ofMoyle in the 
county of Longford, Efq. Captabi of the Battle-axe-guards, (which 
office was inftituted by James, Duke of Ormond, for Mr. Harman). 
He married firft Mary, or Margaret, fifter to Garret Wefley of 
Dangan in the county of Meath, Efq. fhe deceafuig in June 1683, 
he married fecondly Frances, filler and at length heir to Anthony 
Shepherd of Nevvcaitle in the county of Longford, Efq, and 28 
April 1714, as he was coming in a dark night from Chapel-lzod^ 
his coach overturning tum.bled down a precipice, and he died 3 
May following, in confequence of the wounds and bruifes he re- 
ceived, having had by his firft wife a fon Wentworth (of Moyne in 
the county of Carlovv, who alfo fucceeded at Moyle, and by his 
wife Lucy, daughter of Audley Mervyn of Trelick in the county of 
Tyrone, Efq. who died in 1737, had two fons, Wefley, who 
ried a daughter of DoClor Milley of Carlow, and died without if- 
fue in 1758 ; Thomas, baptized 16 January 172,8 ; and other chil- 
dren) ; and by Frances Shepherd his laft wife, who died 14 May 
1766, it. fjo, he had Anne, of whom hereafter ; Francis, who died 
in May 1714; John, who died without ilfue ; Robert, (of Mlllicent, 
Kildare, afterwards of Newcaftle, member of parliament in 1755 
for tJifi county of Kildare, as he was in 1 761 for that of Longford, 
and died 3 September 1765 without furviving iflue) ; William (whole 
daughter Catharine married James Fitz-Maurice, third Ion of Wil- 
liam, Lord Kerr)', and died 11 February 1757); Hungerford, who 
died young ; Rev. Cutts, baptized 20 July 1706, appointed to the 
Deanery of Waterford, married 12 July 1751 to Bridget, only 
daughter of George Gore, fecond Juftice of the Court of Common- 
Pleas, and filler to John late Lord Annaly, and fhe died 22 No- 
vember 1762 , in 1765 the Dean fucceeded at Newcaftle, and dying 
without iflue in 1784, was fucceeded in his real and perfonal eftates 
by the fon of his fiiler Anne, which Anne became the fecond wife of 
Sir Laurence Parfons of Parfonftown in the King's County, Bart, 
third of that title, (father by a former wife of Sir William the pre- 
fent Baronet) and by him had iflue Wentworth, born in 1745, de- 
ceafed -, and Laurence-Plarman, mentioned in the text, who be- 
came heir to his uncle the Dean, and in purfuance of his will afl'um- 
(?d the name of Harman. (Lodge, Edit. 1754, IL 67. 115, 282, 
lil. 338. IV. a87. and Collections.) 


MOLYNEUX, Earl of SEFTON. ^3^ 

Arms-] Ruby, two lions rampant, fupporting a hand, 
couped at the wrift and ere6t, pearl- 

CrST.] In a ducil coronet, proper, a hand ere6l, as 
in the coat, the fourth finger turned down. 

Supporters.] Two lions parti per fefs, pearl and 
yuby, ducally crowned of the latter. 

Motto.] Spes tutissima coelis. 

Seats.] Kingfton-Lodge in the county of Rcfcomon, 
83 Miles from Dublin, and Mitchelflown in the county of 
Cork, 102 miles from Dublin. 



There arc few families in England, who have 49 
more ample and worthy memoirs to atteft their antiquity 
and lineal defcent, than this of Molyneux. Sir George 
Dethick, King of Arms (who drew their pedigree) af- 
fures us, that when William, Duke of Normandy invaded 
England in the year 1066, William Des Moulins or DeWilliaml 
Moiines, was one, among many other noble Normans> 
who attended him in that 'expedition ; being a perfon no 
lefs famous for his virtue, than his noble extradion, as 
appears from many of our own, as well as French Wri- 
ters ; and particularly from the roll of Battel-abbey, in 
which lift his name ftands the i8th in order ; and in the 
moft ancient written chronicles of the Dutchy of Norman- 
dy, remaining of record, he is placed as a moft efpecial 
and principal man in nearnefs and credit with the Con- 
queror, at the time he undertook the conqueft.< After the 
accomphihment whereof, Roger Piaavienfis (DePoiaiers) 
poiTeiTor of all that traa of land in Lancafiiirc, lying be- 
tween the rivers of Kibble and Merfey, and Lord of Lan- 



cafler by the conqueror's gift, granted to him, amon^ 
other lands, the manors of Sephton (or Sefton) Thornton, 
Kuerdon, with ten carucates and a half, to hold by the 
Icrvice of half a knight's fee ; of which he made Sephton 
his chief feat, and v/as there fucceeded by 

Vivian his fon, * who by his wife Siwarda, was the 
father of Adam de Molineus, who held his lands by the a- 
forefaid tenure of half a knight's fee, and gave in free 
alms to the church of the Virgin Mary at Cockerfands^ 
certai-n acres of land in Meeling and Confcough, under his 
feal of the Crofs Moline, circumfcribed, S. Adami de Mo- 
lineusy and proved by the Abbey book. He like wife held 
one knight's-fee in Sephton, &c. by Caftle- guard of the 
caille of Lancader ; and marrying Annora (or Annota) 
daughter and heir to Benedict le Garnet, lord of Efpeakc 
andOglahal in Lancaihire, had iflue three fons and one 
dau rhter, viz. Robert, his fucceiTor at Sephton ; Gilbert, who 
held by his brother's gift one carucate of land in Thorne- 
ton by knight's fervice ; Henry, who held the like in 

Kuerdon ; and Siwarda, married to Fitz-Annot, 

with whom her brother gave two carucates in Kuerdon. 
Robert. Robert the eldeft fon, married about the time of K. 
John, Beatrix, daughter and heir to Robert de Villiers, 
Lord of Little-Crofbie, with whom he had that manor; 
and to him and his heirs Stephen, Earl of Boulogne, (af- 
ter K. Stephen) granted the lands of Liderlandt, at the 
rent of 14s. a year. He gave three acres in Kuerdon to 
the Virgin Mary of Cockerfands in free alms ; and had 
iflue two fons, Richard ; and Simon, to whom his brother 
affigned the lands of Haftencroft on the way between 
Sephton and Thornton, to hold by homage and due fer- 
vice ; 

* So the Baronettage of England (I. 14. Edit. 1720) flyles him - 
and in fome pedigrees he is made a younger fon to this firft William, 
>vhich fay, that he had an elder brother William; but Dr. Thoroton, 
in his Hiftory of the county of Nottingham, tells us, that he was 
the younger brother of the firft William, and a companion of Roger 
de Poiftiers in the conquell; who foon after the entrance of the 
Normans, gave (not to William as mentioned in the text, but) to 
this Vivian, the Lordfhip of Sephton, &:c. : And this is confirmed 
l^Y Mr. Cambden in his Britannia ; who, fpeaking of Liverpool, 
ooferves, that *' The name is not to be met with in old writings, 
*' but only that Roger de Poidliers, who was Lord, as tliey fpakfr 
** in thofe days, of the honour of Lancafter, built a caftle there ; 
** the government vn hereof was enjoyed for a long time by the wor- 
*' thy family of Molyneux, Knights, whofe chief feat is hard by 
** at Sefton, which the faid Roger de PoitSliers gave unto Vivian d< 
* Molyneux, (hordy after the firit entriecf the Normans,'' 

MOLYNEUX, Earl of SEFTON. 241 

vice ; the feal appendant to which deed of gift ha 
Crofs Molitiey and the circumfcription, S. Richardi de 

Richard, the eldeft fon, I2 K. John paid 20s. for relief Richard. 
of his eftate at Scphton and elievvhere, which his grand- 
father Adam formerly held.* He married lidith, lifter to 
Almeric le Botiller of Werrington, and had a daughter, to 
whom he gave the moiety of Klpeake in marriage with 
William Halfal ; and two fons, Adam ; and Robert, 
who held three oxgangs of land in Thornton by knight's 
fcrvice of his father; was living in 1238, and founded 
the families of Mellingwood and Mayhull, the latter of 
which ended in two coheirs, daughters of Robert ]\Ioly- 
neux, E'q. by Margery, daughter of Ralph Gore of Alt- 
acres, Eiq. and were, Elizabeth, married to Edmond Lea 
of Sutton, 27 Hen. VIII. ; and Anne, to Hugh, the fon 
and heir of Thomas Pye of Ludeat, Efq. 

Adam Molyneux of Sephton, Efq. the eldtfl: fon, was Adam, 
ftyled Z)tf;;i/;zr/j- Adam de Molincus \ he in 1228 (12 Hen. 
III.) had a forellerfhip in the county of Lancafter, and 
was in commiffion for the perambulation of foreris. He 
was living in 1235 (19 Hen. III.) and by his wife Letitia 
(or Beatrix) de Brinley had William his heir 5 and Roger, 
who bore the Crofs Moline Argent, qiiaterpierced, and had 
iffue William, the father of James, who by Margaret, 
daughter and heir to William de Aula of Brentworth had 
two coheirs ; Juliana, married to Richard Windfor of 
Stanwell, anceflor to the late Lord Vifcount Windfor ; 
and Agnes to Sir Robert Markham, Knt. 

Sir William Molyneux, who fucceeded at Sephton, was Sir 
numbered among thofe of the county of Lancafter, who^^^^^^'"* 
had 15 Lihratas terra (i. e. 15I. a year) and more, held 
by knights fervice, and on that account were called to 
receive the degree of knighthood by Philip de Uinelby, 
Sheriff of that county 1255 (40 Hen. III.). He married 
Margaret, daughter of Sir Allen de Thorncton of the 
county of Leicefter, who lived 10 Edward II. (by Alicia 
his wife, daughter of Simon Bickerftaff) and had three 
fons. Sir Richard j William (or Roger) ; and Simon ; to 
the two laft of whom he afligned lands in Litherlandt. 

Sir Richard, his fuccefTor, married Emma, daughter of Sir 
- Donne, otherwife Daune, by whom he had lour fons Richard, 
and two daughters, viz. Sir William his heir ; Robert, 
father to Robert of Netherton ; Thomas, to whom his fa- 
ther gave the lands ollJegg within his demefne of Seph- 

Vol. IlL R ton. 

242 MOLYNEUX, Earl of S&FTON. 

ton, at the yearly rent of one penny, who dlflingulflied 
his coat-armour by bearing azure, a cheveron between three 
crojfes moline, or* He was Juftice of Cheftcr 22 Rich. II. ; 
married Maud, daughter of William Pemberton of Pem- 
berton in Lancafhire, Efq. and was founder of the family 
fcated at Hawkley ; Peter, to whom his father, by deed 
without date, gave lands, called Ireland, to hold by the 
like rent of one penny, wherein he was fucceeded by his 
fon Robert. The two daughters were Alicia, married to 
Hugh Standifh, Efq. anceftor by her to Sir Richard Stan- 
difh of Duxbury in Lancafhire, created a Baronet 8 Fe- 
bruary 1676 ; and Joan a nun in Cheller. 
S'ir Sir William Molyneux of Sephton in 1286 (14 Edw. 

William. I.) was made a Banneret in Gafcoigne by Edmond, fur- 
named Croiichback, Earl of Lancafler, fecond fen to K. 
Henry III. and lies buried with the following infcription : 

HIc jacet Will. us Molyneux, Banneretus fadus 

In Gafconia cum illuftri Principe Edmundo 

Dido Gibbofo, Com. Lancaflrise M.CC.LXXXIX. 

He married Ifabella, daughter of Skarfbreck of 

Skarfbreck, and had Sir Richard his heir; and a daughter 
Jane, married to Robert Erneys of Efpeake, which manor 
was given him in marriage with her, to hold at the rent 
of 16 pence a year ; and their daughter Mabel being mar- 
ried to Henry Norrys of Sutton, from them defcended the 
Norrys's of Efpeake. 
Sir Sir Richard Molyneux of Sephton, being only 17 years 

Richard, of age at his father's death, was granted in ward to John, 
Duke of Lancafler, King of Cailile and Leon ; was made 
a Knight ; and taking to wife Agatha, daughter and heir 
to Sir Roger (or Robert) Kyrton of Lardbrook (vulgo Lar- 
beck) Knt. died in 1363 (37 Edw. III.) and left ilTuc fix 
fons and two daughters, viz. Sir William, his fuccefTor ; 
Richard of Larbeck, Wynnerfley, &c. whofc fon Richard 
died childlefs ; Robert, who left IfTue Henry Molyneux of 
Bentworth ; John, to whom his father gave lands In Ne- 
thcrton; Thomas of Kennerdal (who married the daugh- 
ter and heir of Alexander de Kennerdal, was flain in bat- 
tle in the time of Richard II. and left an only daughter 

married to -< O/baldefton of Ofbaldefton) ; Roger of 

Raynhull, whofe grand-daughter and heir was married to 
- Lancafler ? daughter Ellen, married to Richard Bold 


MOLYNEUX, Earl of SEFTON. 243 

of Bold, Efq. ; and , to Arderne of the county 

of Lancafter. 

Sir William Molyneux, the eldefl fon, was a perfon of Sir 
great courage, and a lingular ornament to his family. He^^iiiiam. 
diftinguiOied himfelf in the battle of Navarret in Spain, 
under Edward, the Black Prince, where he was made a 
Banneret in 13*57, and continued to ferve under that vic- 
torious general in all his Spanilh and French wars ; in his 
return from which he died at Canterbury, and was there 
buried, as appears from this epitaph, preferved in Wea- 
ver's Funeral Monuments : 

Miles honorificus Molineus fubjacet intus ; 
Tertius Edvardus dilexit hunc ut Amicus. 
Fortia qui geflit, Gallos, Navarrofque repreffit. 
Hie cum receflit, Morte feriente, decelfit 9 
Anno Milleno Trecento Septuageno 
Atque his junge duo ; fie perit omnis Homo. 

He married to his firfl: wife Johanna, daughter and heir 
to Jordan EUall, Forefter of Wyrefdale, (commonly^ 
Wvrdfal) in the time of Edward II. by his wife Alice* 
daughter and coheir to Thomas de Thwenge ; and fecond- 
ly, Margaret, daughter and heir to Sir Alan Heyton of 
Bulhell, widow of -Sir Robert Holland of Enkefton, bro- 
ther to Sir Thomas Holland, Knight of the Garter, hav- 
ing ilTue by the former feven fons, viz. 

Sir William, his heir. (f) 

Sir Thomas of Kuerdalc, who added a fleurde lis in the {2.) 
dexter canton of his coat-armour, was Conftable of Chef- 
ter, and a man of great valour, authority and credit in the 
counties of Chefter and Lancafter j whom the Kins: bv let- 
ter exprefsly commanded to raife a force, fufficient fafely 
to conduQ; Robert de Vere, Duke of Ireland, his dear and 
moft faithful friend, to his prefence, and not to regard 
any charges, travail, or pain whatfoever .= He obeyed his 
fovereign's command ; and, for the fpecial love he bore to 
his native country, raifed 5000 men, and condu^Sled the 
Duke as far as Radcot-bridge in Oxfordlhirc, where being 
met by the Duke of Gloucefter, the Earls of Derby, War- 
wick, and Nottingham, and furrounded with their forces, 
he was obliged (hoping to efcape, as the Duke before him 
did) to take the river, but was there ilain by Sir Thomas 
Mortimer in 1388 (11 Rich- II.)- 

R 2 Sir 

244 MOLYNEUX, aiil of SEFTON- 

(3) ^^^ John Molyneux of Crofble, who bore his crofs mo- 
h'ne, crowned, cr, and left three daughters his coheirs, 
whereof the eldeil: was married to Blundel of Crofble; 
the fecond to Robert Erneys ; and Jane, the third, to 
Henry Charnock of Charnock, Efq. 

(4) Richard, Redor of Scphton, who bore the field of his 
arms femie de France ior dillin6tion. 

(5) Robert. 

(6) Peler ; and 

{7) Simon, to whom Henry, the fon of Robert Molyneux, 

gave a houle and land in Chetherton. 

Sir Sir William Molyneux of Sephton, the eldcfl fon, mar- 

V/illiam. ried Jane, daughter and coheir to Sir Robert Holland, 

Lord of Turkellon (by his wife Margaret, who was fecond 

Sir wife to his father) and left Sir Richard Molyneux, who 
Richard, was conftituted fherlff of the county of Lancafter for life, 
and ferved as Knight tor the fame in the parliament held 
at Wel^mlnfter 20 Rich. II. He married Ellena, daugh- 
ter of Sir Thomas Urfewick, and deceafing in 1397, had 
ifllie by her, (who alter married Sir Thomas Savage) a 
daughter Agnes, married to Thomas Clifton of Lanca- 
ihire, Efq. and three fons, viz. 

(i) Richard his heir. . 

(2) Adam, LL. D. eleded Dean of Salifbury 24 October 
1441, and in 1445 made Biihop of Chicheller ; was Clerk 
of the Council, and Keeper of the Privy Seal under K. 
Henry VI- ; but was murdered at Portfmouth 9 June 
1449 by fome mariners, purpofely procured by Richard 
Duke of York. 

(3) Robert, found heir to his brother the Biihop by the in- 
quiiition taken after his death ; married Margaret, daugh- 
ter of Sir Baldwin L'l-'^ftrange, and left an only child 
Edith, married to Sir William Troutbeck, whofe daughter 
and heir Ellen was the wife of Sir Gilbert Talbot of Graf- 
ton, anceftor to the Earl of Waterford. 

Sir Sir Richard, the eldeil: fon, fignalized himfelf In the 

)^ichard. wars with France under K. Henry V. and particularly at 
the battle of Agincourt, after which he was knighted ; 
and was no lefs in favour with Henry VI. who. In con- 
sideration of his fcrvices and thofe of his fon Richard, 
granted to them and their heirs male, by patent, dated at 
Brandon 28 July 1446, the chief forefterfhip of the royal 
forelb and parks in the Wapentake of Weft-Derbyfhirc ; 
ivith the offices of fcrjeant, or ilcward of that and the Wa- 
pentake of Salford-ihcire, and conllabic of Liverpoole. 


MOLYNEUX, Earl of SEFTON. 24^ 

He married to his firfl: wife Joan, daughter and heir to 
Sir Gilbert Hagdon (or Haydock) of Bradley, widow of Sir 
Peter Leigh of Lyme, and by her, (whofe memory is per- 
petuated with this infcription : ' 

Hlc jacet Domina Joanna Molyneux Ux. Petri Legh 
Militis, et poftea Uxor Ric. Molyneux Miliris, quse 
fuit Domina de Bradley, et fimiliter tertisc partis 
Villarumdc Warrington, Micklefoukie & Burton-woodp 
Ac etiara Domina diverfarum parcellarum Terrarum & 
Tenementorum infra ViL de Newton, Goulborne, 
Lawton, Bold, et Walton in le Dale, quae obiit in Fcfto 
Scti. Sulpini Epifcopi An. Dom. 1439. Cujus Aninise 
Propitietur Deus, quid plus. *) 

he had ifTue eight fons and three daughters, viz. Richard 
his heir ; Sir I'homas, of whom prefently ; John, Re<tor 
of Sephton ; Henry ; Gilbert, who married the Lady 
Cheneys of the county of Bucks ; Edmond ; Robert ; 
William ; Catharine (married firft to John Stanhope, Efq. 
and fecondly to Sir Ralph Ratcliffe of Swithells) ; Genet, 
to Robert, Vifcount Gormanfton ; and Elizabeth, to Sir ^ 
Robert (or Thomas) Southworth of Shalmefborough.' By 
his fecond wife Helen, daughter of Sir William Harring- 
ton of Hornby, and widow of- RatclifFe of ibe Tozver 

in Lancalhire, he had two daughters, Anne, married to 
Sir Richard Nevli of Leverfedge in Yorkfhire ; and Mar- 
garet to Sir Peter Leigh of Lyme and Bradley in the coun- 
ty of Chefter, who died 29 November 1481 at Bradley,' 
and was anceftor to the family of Lyme in Chefhire, by his 
grandfon -f Sir Peter Leigh, made a Banneret by Edward 
IV# who died in 1524, leaving a fon Peter, by Lienor 
his wife, daughter of Sir John Savage, and which Peter 
had a fon of his own name. 

Sir Thomas Molyneux, the fecond fon, became pof-^^^ijy ^^ 
fefled of Houghton, or Hawton in the county of Notting- ^"S"t^ 
ham, which by deed 23 June 15 Edw. IV. he entailed, 'peygj-fait 
on failure of his own iifue male, upon Thomas, fon and Baronets,. 


^ This curious old tomb in the church of Sefton, is verv much 
defaced, and near it lye the efi^gies of two Knights I'emplars, 
branches of this family. (Enfield's Liverpool, 109.) 

\ Sir Peter was grandfon of Sir Piers i'eigh, Lord of Ilanley in 
itie county of Cheiter, which Lordfhip was given him by K. Rich- 
r^fd II. for taking tlie Earl of Tankerville prifoner, at the battle of 
Cj^lVvj and he was beheaded by ]>., Henry iV, In i-^ioo, i^Lod^e.) 

24^ MOLYNEUX, Earl of SEFTON. 

heir to his elder brother Richard. In 1470 he was of the 
privy council, and in 1482 behaving valiantly in the ex- 
pedition to Scotland, was made a Banneret at Berwick ; 
in which year he built the church and a fair houfe at 
Houghton, and dying in 1491, 6 Hen. VII. lies buried 
in the North aile of the chancel there, where an old mo- 
nument of a Knight crofs-legged yet fubfiils, with this in- 
fcription : 

Hir jacet Thomas Molyneux, Banneretus faQ:us in 
Recuperatione Villae Barwick, in manubus Scotorum, 
An. Dom. 1482 per manus Ricardi, Ducis Glouceftriae, 
Poilea Regis Anglije. 


He married firfl: lilizabeth, daughter of Sir Robert Mark- 
ham of Gotham in Nottinghamihire, by whom he had Ro- 
bert his hejr; and EUzabeth, firft married to John Be- 
card, and fecondly to Stephen Hatfield of Willoughby, 
Efqrs.- His fecond wife was Catharine, daughter of Johrj. 
Cotton of Rydware in Cheihire, Efq. (by his fecond wife 
the daughter of Nicholas Fitz-jHerbert of Norbury in Staf- 
fordfhire, Efq.) widow of Thomas Poutrell of Wefl:- 
Hallam in Derby{hirc> and by her he had two fons and, 
two daughters, viz. 
(0 Sir Edmond MqlyneuXj, a perfon of great integrity and 

virtue. Knight of the Bath, Serjeant at law, and 22 Octo- 
ber 1550 made one of the Juil:ices of the Common-Pleas, 
but died in 1553, poffefled of Kniveton in Nottingham- 
ihire, which he held in capite by the 40th part of a 
Knight's-tce *. He left ilTue by Jane, daughter of John 
Cheyney of Chcfliam-Boys ii) Bucks, Efq. five fons and 
two daughters, viz. Jolin his heir ; Thomas, who mar- 
ried Jane, daughter of Sir Richard Molyneux of Sephton ; 
Edmond; Anthony; Chriilopher ; Margaret, (wife to 
Francis Fletcher, Efq. whofe fon Francis married Frances 
daughter of Francis Moljneux, Efq.); and Dorothy, to 
Robert Parflow. John, the eldcfl fon, became feated at 


'-* He Is charafterifed as a man of a very mild fpirlt, modeR anci 
courteous behaviour, affable, fine, neat, cleanly, gracious and ac- 
ceptable to all forts of men -, well-beloved j and not meanly regard- 
ed and efteemed where he carried authority, and had place and go- 
vernment ; who for his integrity, honeft plainnefs, coupled witli 
a?iy ancejior kind, of godly life and fanClimony, was for thefe 
Tclpeck a man greatly admired, honuurfu/ and levertntedp 
(Lndge Collei'tion;^,) 

MOLYNEUX, Earl of SEFTON. 247 

Thorpe near Newark, which his father had purchafed 
with the lands there, which were the Knights Hofpitallers 
of St. John of Jerufalem, belonging to the Preceptory of 
the Eagle in Lincolnshire, formerly the Knights-Temp- 
lars ; and to him Q^ Elizabeth, 8 March 1579 granted 
the manors of Carleton-Kingflon and Carlton-Baron, with 
divers other lands in the counties of Nottingham and 
York, late the eftate of Thomas, Lord Dacre, and then 
extended at 27I. 17s. 7d. He married Anne, daughter 
of George Lafcelles of Gatford in Nottinghamfhire, Efq. 
and had two fons, Edmond ; and Rutland Molyneux of 
Woodcotes, who married Mary, daughter of Cuthbert 
Bevercotes of Bsvercotes, Efq. which, with other lands, 
he fold to the Earl of Clare. Edmond of Thorpe married 
firft the daughter of John Hearle, Efq. by whom he had a 
daughter Anne, who died unmarried ; and fecondly Brid- 
get, daughter and coheir to Robert Sapcotes, Efq. by whom 
he had Sir John Molyneux of Thorpe, Knt. ; Edmond ; 
and Richard.' Sir John leafed the eftate to John Halfey 
and others ; and his fon and heir Vivian fold the inheri- 
tance of it to Sir Gervaife Clifton, Bart. 

Anthony, D. D. Rector of Sephton, Walton, and of (2) 
Tring in Hertfordfhire, who died in 1557, and left a very 
large charader for learning, piety, and good works. 

Daughter Ellen, firft married to John Bond of Coven- (0 
try, and fecondly to Laurence Ireland of Ludiat, Efq. and 

Margaret, to Sir Hugh Willoughby of Rifley in Der- 
byfliire. ^ , . 

Robert, who fucceeded at Houghton, married Doro- ^'^a 
thy, daughter of the faid Thomas Poutrell, Efq. and de- 
ceasing 13 April 1539, lies buried under a plain (tone in 
the chancel there, having iffue five fons and four daugh- 
ters, viz. Thomas, who fucceeded, but died childlefs ; 
Richard ; William, who married Margaret, daughter of 

Comyn ; and on his tomb-ftone at Houghton this 

infcription was cut in brafs : 

Of your Charitie praye for the Soules of 
William Molyneux and Margaret his Wyfe, 
Their Children's Soules and all Chriftian Soules. 
Which William departed this prefent L}'fc the 
Lail Dave of Odober 1541. 

He left an only child Dorothy, married firft to George 
Cartwright cf Oilington in Nottinghamlliircj and fecoi>d- 

^45 MOLYNEUX, Earl of SEFTON. 

ly to William Dabridrecourt, Efqrs. ; Robert ; Edmond ; 

Anna, married to Udall ; Elizabeth, to Hodges ; 

Catharine, to ilalford ; and Mary to -^ Warren. 

Richard Molyneux of Hawton, Efq. heir to his brother, 
married in 1530 Margaret, daughter of Edmond Bufly of 
Heither in Lmcolnfhire, Efq. and had Mary, married to 
Daniel Difney ; and Francis Molyneux of Hawton, 
v>'ho married Elizabeth, elder daughter and coheir to 7'ho- 
mas Greenhalgh, who died before his father Roger Green- 
halgh of Teverfalt in the county of Nottingham, Efq. be- 
came poflefTed of that manor and many other lands ; was 
IherifF of the counties of Nottingham and Darby, 6 Eliz. 
and again of the former 24 of her reign ; and had iffue 
live fons and four daughters, Thomas; Gervais; John; 
Robert and Richard, twins ; Jane, married to Francis 
Lyndley of Skegby ; Frances, to Francis FletchjCr of Stock- 
bold ; Winifred; and Mary.- Thomas, the eldefl: fon^ 
of Houghton and I'everfalt, by Alice, daughter and co- 
heir to Thomas Cranmer of Alla<5ton in Nottinghamfhire, 
Efq. had Sir John his heir; Thomas ; and 4-Hcc, married 
firft to Sir Anthony Thorold of Marflon in Lincolnlhire ; 
and fecondly to Sir John Thorold of Caunton in Notting- 
hamihirej Knights.' 

Sir John Molyneux In 1597 fucceeded his father; was 
flierifFin 1609 and 161 1 of the county of Nottingham 
Icnighted 10 November 1608 by K. James at Whitehall ; 
and 29 June 161 j advanced to the degree of a Baronet t 
but his fplendid way of living obliged him to fell a good 
part of his large e{tate, and to mortgage the manor of 
Hawton to Sir Francis Leake, father of the firfl Earl of 
Scarfdalc By his firil wife, the daughter of John Mark- 
ham of Sedgebrooke in Lincolnfliire, Efq- he had Francis 
his heir ; Thomas who died childlefs ; Mary, married to 
Michael Fawkes of Farneley ; Elizabeth, to Gilbert Gre- 
gory of Barnbiden, both in Yorkfhire, Efqrs. ; Anne ; and 
Elizabeth. And by his fecond wife Anne, daughter of 
Sir James Flarrlngton of Ridlington in Rutlandfhire, Knt. 
widow of Thomas Foljambe, he had Roger, a Colonel in 
the army, who married Jane, eldefl of the five" daughters 
and coheirs to Sir Robert Monfon of North-Carleton in 
Lincolnihire, Knt. who was there buried 15 September 
J658. ' " 

Sir Francis Molyneux, the fecond Baronet, having pur- 
rhafed Kneeton, or Kniveton, about the Year 1665, from 
the Marqucfs cf Dcrchefler, reiided there after he had fet- 

MOLYNEUX, Earl of SEFTON". 249 

tied Teverfalt on his eldeil fon ; and dying 12 Odober 
1674, set. 72, left iffue by Thcodofia, daughter of Sir 
Edward Heron of Creffy in Lincolnlhire, Knight of the 
Bath, two fons and four daughters, viz. Sir John his 
heir ; Francis of IVlansfieid in the county of Nottingham, 
who married Grace, fixth daughter of Conyers, Lord 
D'Arcie of Hornby-Callle, fifter to Conyers, Earl of Hol- 
dernefs, widow of George Bed of Middleton in Yorkfliire, 
and aho react of Mofes Janes, Efq. and had two fons 
D'Arcie (born in 1652, who by Ehzabeth, daughter of 
Mr. Bailett of Doncaller left William and John; ; and 
Francis of London, who married Mary, daughter of 
Charles Tankred of Whixiley in Yorkdiire, Efq. and had 
four daughters, of w^iom Dorothy was the firfl: wife to 
Lucius-Henry, Vifcount Falkland, and died 26 June 
1722. The daughters were, J^Llizabetli, married to Hugli 
Cartwright of Hexgrave in Nottinghamfhire, F.fq. j Thco- 
dojfia, to Edward Bunney of Newland in Yorkfhire, Efq. ; 
Anne ; and ifabel. 

Sir John Molyneux, the third Baronet, born in 1623, 
married Lucy, daughter of Alexander Rigby of Middleton 
in Lancalhire, Baron of the Exchequer, widow of Robert 
He:(keth of Rufford, Efq. and had iffue Francis his fuccef- 
for; John, who died unmarried; Thomas, (fome time a 
Turkey merchant, who fettled at Prefton in Lancafliire, 
married Mary, daughter of Gilbert jXIundy of Alleftree in 
Derby fhire, Efq. and died 25 May 1727, having iffue 
Rigby, who married a daughter of Oliver Alartin of Lan- 
caller, Efq. Thomas ; and Mary, m.arried hrft to John 
Bufliel, Efq. M. D. and fecondly to Captain Griffiths) ; 
Marv, married to Richard Leake, Efq. and was mother of 
Nicholas, late Earl of Scarfdale; and Elizabeth, to Ed- 
mond Jodrell of Erdfley in Chefhire, Efq. ^ 

Sir Francis, the fourth Baronet, fucceeded at Teverfalt 
in 1691 ; ferved in parliament for the county of Notting- 
ham and borough of Newark ; married Diana, third fifler 
to Scrope, the firft Vifcount How, and died at his feat 24 
March 1741-2, near 87 years old, having iffue by her, 
^who deceafed in January 17 18, feven fons and three 
daughters, viz. John, Scrope, Charles, all died young; 
Sir Charles, the fifth Baronet ; Francis, (verdurer of 
Sherwood-Foreft, married Mary, daughter and coheir to 

Brewer near Briflol, Efq. and left two daughters, 


^ Baronettage of England; Edit. 1741, I. 141. i$2, 

tS5o MbLYNEUX, Earl of SEFTON. 

Diana and Mary, deceafing at Winchefter in Oflobcf 
5733) 5 William died young , Sir William, who fucceed- 
cd his brother ; daughter Annabella, (married to Johi^ 
Plumtree, Efq- member of parliament for Nottingham and 
Treafurer of the Ordnance, father of John Plumtree, 
Efq. Commiffioner of the Stamp OfHce) ; Lucy (to Charles 
Croke Lifle of Moylc's Court in the county of Southampton, 
Efq.); and Diana. Sir Charles, who fucceeded and was 
the fifth Baronet, ferved the office of Sheriff for the coun- 
ty of Nottingham in 1747 and dying without ifTue 28 July 
1764, was fucceeded by his next furviving brother, Sir 
William, the (ixth Baronet, who married the only daughter 
and heir of William Challand of Welhaw in the county of 
Nottingham, and had one fon Francis, his heir, who was 
knighted, and made Gentleman Ufher of the Black Rod 
in 1765, and two daughter?, viz. Anne; and Juliana, 
who became the wife of Henry Howard, Efq. a defcend- 
ant of the noble family of Norfolk ^ 
Sir We now proceed with Sir Richard Molyneux of Seph- 

Richard. ton. He was in fuch high favour with his Prince, and had 
fomuch honour done him by his country, that in the al of 
refumption, 36 Hen. YI. this provifional claufe was infert- 
ed, '' Provided always, that this a6l extend not, nor in 
any ways be prejudicial unto Richard Molyneux of 
Sephton, Efq. one of the Ufhers of our Privy Chamber, 
in, of, or to the conflablefhip of our Caflle of Lever- 
poole, the ftewardfhip of Weft-Derbyfliire and Salford- 
Ihire, the foreilerfhip of our forefl of Symonfwood, and 
*^ of our parks of Croxtath and Toxtath."- He was after- 
wards knighted, and having, with Sir Hugh Venables 
and others, received the young Prince's livery of the 
Swans, fought ftrenuoufly for the houfe of Lancefter un- 
der James, Eord Audley, General for K. Henry VI. and 
fealed theii loyalty with their death, being flain with many 
chief gentry of Chefhire, in the great and bloody battle, 
foujrht on Blore-Hcath in Staffordfhire, 23 Septem!->er 1459, 
by Richard, Earl of Salilhury, in behalf of the York in- 

tereff. He married Elizabeth, youngeft daughter of 

Thomas, Lord Stanley of Latham, L. L. of Ireland, 
and filler to Thomas, the firll: Earl of Derby, by whom 
he had two fons and three daughters. Sir 'J homas ; 
James, Archdeacon of Richmond and Rcclor of Sephton ; 
Margaret, married firil to John Dutton of Dutton, Efq, 


/' ii> ^* 



MOLYNEUX, Earl of SEFTON. 2st 

V7ho dying childlefs in 1473, ^^ remarried in 1475 with 
William Bulkeley the younger of Eton, Efq- and deceaf- 
ed 21 February 1527 * ; Eleanor, firlT: to Sir George Ley- 
land of Morley, and fecondly to Roger Alhton, Efq. and 
Joan, to Chriftopher Barton of Smithells, Efq. 

Sir Thomas Molyneux of Sephton was in arms for K. Sir 
Edv/ard IV. under Richard, Duke of Gloucelfer (after Thomas^ 
Richard III.) for recovery of Berwick from the Scots, and 
on St. James's eve was made a Banneret. He married 
Anne, eldeft of the five daughters and coheirs to Sir Tho- 
mas Dutton of Dutton in Chefhire, by his wife Anne, 
daughter of James, Lord Audley, and deceafing in 149 1, 
had two fons and three daughters. Sir William ; Sir Ed- 
ward, redor of Sephton, Salton and Haughton in the reign 
of Henry VIIL ; Jane, married to Sir Robert Fouliliurfl: of 
Crew in Chefhire ; Elizabeth, to James Ratcliffe of the 
county of Lancafter ; and Ellen, to Robert Nevil, Efq. 
hy whom (he was mother of Sir John Nevil, Knt. 

Sir William, who fucceeded at Sephton, flouriihed under ^if , 
K. Henry VIIL and being a perlbn of great command ' '^'^^ 
and power in Lancalhire, brought a lar^e reinforcement to 
the feafonable fuccour of the Duke of Norfolk, with which 
he performed fignal fervice at the battle of Floden-field ; 
9 September 15 13, he and Sir Edward Stanley command- 
ino- the rear, and taking with his own hand two ilreamers, 
which are preferved in the family. In this battle tell James 
IV. King of Scots, with many of his nobles and gentry ; 
and the Lancalhire Archers are generally owned to have 
had a chief fliare in the viftory ; on which occafion the 
King wrote to Sir William a congratulatory letter f. He 


* As appears from the following infcription on the middle fouth 
Tv-indow of the church of Sefton Of yor charitye pray for Margett 
Bulcley daughter of Rich Molynex Knyghtj & wyff unto Joh. 
Dutton, and Willm Bulcley Eiq. whofe goodnefs cauled this win- 
dow to be made the yere of our Lord 1543, which faid Margett de- 
celfed the xxi day of Februa. 1527. (Enfield's Liverpool, 1 1 1.) 

+ Which runs thus: " Truily and well-beloved, we greet you 
* well and underftand as well by the report of our right trufty 
*' coufia and counfellor the Duke of Norfolk, as otherwife, what 
' acceptable fervice you, among others, lately did unto ug, by your 
'* valiant towardnefs, in affilling our faid coufm againft our great 
enemy the late King of- Scots-, and how courageoufly you, as a 
*' very hearty loving fervant,. acquitted yourfelf for the overthrow 
** of the faid late King, and diftrelTmg of his malice and power, to 
* our great honour, and to the' advancing of your no little fame and 
** praife ; for which we have here good caufe to favour and thank 

'^ f *' vou 



married firfl: Jane, daughter and heir to Sir Richard Rugge 
of Rugge in the county of Salop, by Margaret, daughter 
and heir to John Sheen of Sheen Place, Efq. by Ifabel his 
wife, daughter and heir to Thomas Heath of the faid 
county, Efq. and had one fon and two daughters. Sir 
Richard ; Jane, married to Richard, fon of Sir Richard 
Bold of Bold ; and Anne to Alexander Standifli of Stan- 

difh-Hall, Efq His fecond wife was EHzabeth, only 

child to Cuthbert Chfton of Chfron in Lancafhire, Efq. 
by whom he had ifTue William ; Thomas, who died child- 
lefs y and Anne, married to Henry Haifa! of Halfal, Efq. ' 
whofe fon and heir Richard took to wife Anne, daughter of 

Alexander Barlow of Barlow, Elq. He died in July 

(rather 17 March) 1548, and lies buried at Sephton, in 
the chancel, on a flat marble whereon are inlaid his effi- 
gies in brafs, with thofe of his wives ; their refpedive 
arms over their heads; and underneath his own Ihield, 
quartering eleven other coats befides that of Molyneux, 
with the motto End R 01 T devant; and on a brafs plate 
is the following infcription : 

Gulielmus Molyneux Miles, Domlnus de Sefton, 
ter adverfus Scotos, regnante in Anglia Rege 
Henrico 8vo, in Praelium miffus, fortiter fe gelTit ; 
Maxime vero apud Floydun, ubi duo Armorum 
Yexilla, Scotis ftrenue reliftentibus, fua manu cepit. 
In Pace cun<9:is charus, Amicos confilio, Egenos 
Elemofynisfublevavit. Duas Uxores habuit, priorem 
Jonam, Richardi Rugge in Comitatu Salopiiie 
Militis unicam filiam et hiEredem, ex qua Richardum, 
Janam et Annam. Pofleriorem Elizabetham, filiam & 
Ha^redem Cuthbertii Clifton Arm', ex qua Gulielmum, 
Thomam et Annam genuit. Annos 65 vixit. Hie in 
Spe Refurrectionis cum Majoribus requielcit. 
Anno Dom. 1548, Menfe Juiii. * 

Sir Sir Richard Molyneux, his fucceffor, was knighted at 

Richard, the coronation of Q:_ Mary, and fcrved the office of fhcriff 

' ^ for 

you, and fo we full bcartlly do-, and nffurcd may you be, that 
we fliall, ill fuch atleited wilfc, ren>embei your laid, fervice in any 
your reafonable purfuits, as you (liall have caufe to think right 
well employed to your comfort and weal hereafter. Given under 
*'' our fignet at our Callle ac "W'indfor, the z-jih. of November. " 

' Enlield's Liverpool, 109.. no. 




for Lancafliire in 1556, but died in 1568 ; having fepi/<ii?re 
in Sephton church under a handfome tomb, with his<^cffi- 
gies and a wife on each lide in brafs, with a plate o{ the 

iarne thus infcribed ; i 


Sir Richarde Molyneux, Knight, and Dame Elen'^rc 

his Wyffe, 
whofe Soules, God pardon. 

Dame Worlhope was my Guide in Lyfe, 

And did my Doingcs Guide ; 
Dame Wertue lefte me not alone. 

When Soule from Bodye hyed. 
And thoughe that Deathe with dinte of Darte 

Hathe broughte my Corps on Sleepe, 
Th' Eternal) God my Eternal Soule 

Eternally doethe kepe ^ 

He married firft Eleanor, youngefl daughter of Sir Alex- 
ander Ratcliffe of Ordrall, by his wife Alice, daughter of 
Sir John Booth of Barton, by whom he had five fons and 
eight daughters, three of whom died young ; and the reft 
were, William, (who died at Halfal the year before him, 
leavinsr by Bridget, daughter of John Carryll of Warnham 
in SuiFex, E{q. Attorney of the Dutchy-Court of Lancaf- 
ter, three fons, Richard, fucceiTor to his grandfather ; 
John, who married Dorothy, daughter and heir to Johm 
Booth of Barton, Efq. and had iffue Thomas i and 2 
daughter Elizabeth, v/ife to Sir William Norrys of Ef- 
peake. Knight of the Bath) ; Richard, (who by Anne, 
daughter of John Molyneux of Mellingwood, had a foa 
Richard) ; John, (of Newhall, whofe wife was Anne 
daughter of Richard Ratcliffe of Langley, and his iffue were 
three fons, Richard, Thomas and William); Anthony died 
unmarried at Doway ; Alexander, incumbent of Walton;, 
daughter Jane, married to Thomas Molyneux, Efq. be- 
fore-mentioned ; Alice, to James Prefcot of Dreby in the 
county of Lincoln, Efq. ; Eleanor, (to Francis Sutton of 
Sutton in Cheftiire, Efq. by whom Ihe had Richard born in. 
1576, Margaret, Mary, and Anne) ; Margaret, to John 
Warren of Poynton, Efq. ; and Anne, to Thomas Daitoa 
of Thurnham, Efq. *. 

His fecond wife was Eleanor, daughter of Robert Mag- 
hull of Maghull in Lancalhire, Efq. and by her he had 

4^ - >% 


^ Enfield, uo^ 

Idem, and Lodge, 

oei \ .MOLYNEUX, Earl of SEFTON. 

TI-Rimas ; Robert ; Anthony, who married the daughter 
of Uir Francis Drake ; two other Tons, and one daughter 
Elegnor, wife to John Moore of Bankhall in the faid 
county, Efq. '. 
gjj. Si;r Richard, who fucceedcd his grandfather, being un- 

Richard, der a^'^e, was in ward to Sir Gilbert Gerard of Sudbury, 
Mafter cf the Rolls, and was knighted by Q^ Elizabeth 
24 June 1586, being then 26 years old ; in whofe 31 and 
39 years he was ftierifF of the county of Lancafter ; and 
upon the inftitution of the order of Baronets 22 May 161 1, 
was the fecond created to that dignity. He married Fran- 
ces, eldeft daughter of the aforefaid Sir Gilbert Gerard.^ 
and had fix fons and feven daughters, viz. Thomas, and 
William, who died infants ; Richard, his fucceffor ; Vi- 
vian, (educated in Brazen-Nofe College, Oxford, and ad- 
mitted A- B. I July 161 2, travelled into foreign countries; 
changed his relii^ion at Rome, having been puritanically 
educated, returned a well-bred gentleman ; was knighted ; 
and in the civil wars fufFered for the royal caufe) ^ Gilbert 
and Adam died without iffue ; Anne, married to Sir John 
Byron, Knight of the Bath, and was mother of John, 
created Lord Byron ; Alice, (to Sir William Dormer, who 
died before his father Robert, the firft Lord Dormer of 
Wenge, by whom (he had Robert, created Earl of Caer- 
narvon, who was flain fighting for K. Charles L at New- 
Wry 20 September 1643) ; Frances, to Sir Thomas Ger- 
ard, eldeft fon of Sir Thomas of Bryn, Bart, and was 
mother of Sir William, the fecond Baronet ; Bridget, to 
Ralph Standifh of Standifli-hall, Efq. ; Elizabeth, 19 Odo- 
ber 1613 to Richard, fon and heir of Richard Sherburne of 
Stonehurll: in Lancafhire, Efq. died in child-birth 2 June 
1615, and was buried at Sephton ; Juliana, to Sir Tho- 
mas Walmefley of Dunkelhagh, Knt. ; and Margaret was 
fecond wife to Sir George Simeon of Chil worth, and 
Brightwell in Oxlordihire, and had Sir James Simeon, 
created a Baronet 18 06tober 1677. 
Sir Sir Richard Molyneux, the fecond Baronet, was ad- 

Richard, vanced by K. Charles I. to the Peerage of Ireland by let- 
,,.^^ ters patent, dated at Weftminfter 22 December 1628, 
^^'^^^"^* conferring upon him and his iffbe male the title of Vif- 
count Molyneux of Maryborough, in conlidcration of his 
diftinguilhcd merit and ancient extra8:ion. He married 
Mary, daughter and coheir to Sir Thomas Caryll of Bcn- 


* EnF.eldj 1 10. 

MOLYNEUX, Earl of SEFTON. 255 

tone in SulTex, Knt. and dying in 1632, had iffue four 
Ions and two daughters, viz. Richard, and Caryll, fuccel- 
five Vifcounts ; Philip ; Francis ; Charlotte, (married to 
Sir William Stanley of Hooton, created a Baronet 17 June 
1661, and had Sir Rowland, who died at Hooton in June 
1737, set. 84, leaving Sir William, who died there 25 
July 1740, father of Sir Rowland, the fourth Baronet); 
and Mary, the younger daughter, was firft married to Si? 
George Selby of Whitehoufe in the Bifhopriek of Durham, 
Knt. and after became the third wife of Sir Edward Moftyn 
of Talacre in Flintfhire, Bart. 

Sir Richard, the fecond Vifcount, took his feat in the _ Sir 
Houfe of Lords 4 November 1634, and, with his brother Richard, 
Caryll, at the begining of the civil wars, efpoufed the in- Yjf^,^yj^j 
terefts of K. Charles I. railing two regiments of horfe and 
foot, with which they ferved during the courfe of that 
war, and were in Oxford at its furrender. They alfo at- 
tended K. Charles II. in his march from Scotland to Wor- 
cefler, in which battle they engaged, and upon the lofs oi 
the day making their efcape, his Lordlhip died foon after, 
leaving no iflue by his wife the Lady Frances Seymour, 
cldeft daughter of William, Marquefs of Hertford, reftor- 
cd Duke of Somerfet, who re-married firft with Thomas 
Wriothefley, the lad Earl of Southampton, Lord High 
Treafurer of England, and after with Conyers D'Arcie, 
the fecond Earl of Holdernefs ; whereupon his brother 

Sir Caryll became the third Vifcount, and for his afore- Sir 
faid fervices was outlawed by the parliament, and excepted Caryiii 
from compounding for his eftatc ; but at length, by the i"" vTcounU 
terpofition of friends, and paying an exceffive line, he was 
put into the polfeffion of it, and lived to a very great age. 
' K. James II. conftituted him L. L. and C Roi. of the 
eounty of Lancafter, and Admiral of the narrow feas 9 but 
his Lordfhip dying at his feat of Croxtath 2 February 
1698-9, aet. 77, was buried at Sefton, in Lord Sefton's 
chapel on the fouth fide of the chancel, with a monument 
of white marble ' ; having ilTue three fons and five daughters 
by Mary, daughter of Alexander Barlow of Lancafhire* 
Efq. which Lady lies buried in the church of Sefton ^ with 
this memorial. 

Hie jacct Corpus Dominae Mariae, filiae Domini 
Alcxandri Barlo.w de Barlow in Comitatu 


* Enfield, no, f^ Idem, in. 


Lancaflris Equitis Aurati, Uxoris pr^nobilis 
Domini, Domini Carill Vice Comitis Molyneux, quse 
Obiit 8 Idus Februarii, Sandys Dorothea lacro. 
Anno Dni M.D.CLXI. Cujus Animse mifereatur 
Omnipotent Deus* 

Their children were, Richard ^vho married Mary eldeft 
daughter of William, Marquefs of Powis, and died foon 
after. at Povvis-Caftle, before his father, leaving no iffue by 
her, who remarried with Francis, Vifcount Montague) ; 
Caryll died an infant ; William fucceeded to the honour; 
Mary (married to Sir Thomas Preffon of Furnefs in Lan- 
cafmre, Bart. Frances, in January 1677 to Sir Neile O 
Neile of Killileagh in the county of Antrim, Bart, whofe 
anceftor Sir Bryan was advanced to that dignity 13 No- 
vember 1643 and dying in 1732, had ifTue four daugh- 
ters, Rofe, married to Nicholas Wogan of Rathcoffy in 
the county of Kildare, Efq. by whom Ihe had John ; 
Frances ; Mary ; Elizabeth ; and Anne, married to John 
Segrave of Cabragh near Dublin, Efq. by whom ihe had 
Neile Segrave, Efq.); Margaret, (firft in 1683 to Jenico, 
the feventh Vifcount Gormanfton, to whom fhe was fecond 
wife; fecondly to Robert Cafey, Efq. counfellor at law; 
and thirdly 10 March 1692 to James Butler of Killve- 
loigher in Tipperary, Efq. and died in 1711) ; Elizabeth, 
to Edward Widdrington of Horfley ; and Anne, to Willi- 
am Widdrington of Cheefcburn-grange, both in Northum- 
berland, Efqrs. 

Wi^L. J ^'\ V/illiam, the fourth Vifcount, married Bridget, 
uuaai, daughter and heir to Robert Lucy of Cherlecote in the 

\'ifcount. county of Warwick, Efq. and dying 8 March 1717, set. 
62, was buried at Sephton, having iffue by her, who de- 
ceafed 23 April 1713, set. 58, and was there interred fe- 
ven fons and five daughters, viz. Richard, and Caryll, 
T^'ho both enjoyed the honour ; V/illiam ; Thomas ; Ed- 
ward ; William, and Vivian, who died infants; Marv, 

(firft married to Clifton, Efq. and fecondly 1 1 Jui'ie 

1737 to Nicholas, fecond fon of Sir George Tempeft of 
Tonge in Yorklhire, Bart.) ; Frances in May 173810 John 
Caryll of Ladyholt in Suffex, Efq. ; Elizabeth ; Anne ; and 
Bridget, who died 16 O6tober 1738, st. 38, and was bu- 
ried at Sekon. 
Sir Sir Richard, the fifth Vifcount Moij/neux, married 

Richard, Mary, elded daughter of Francis, Lord Brudenelf, who 

v:fJnnf '^^'^ '" ^^^^* ^'^^^'"^ ^''^^ ^^^^^^^^ i^obert. Ear] of Cardigan, 


MOLYNEUX, Earl op SEFTON. 257 

and deccafing at Little-Oulton in Cheftiire I2 December 
1738, aet. 60, was interred with his anceflors, having had 
iflue by her (who re-married with Peter, eldeft furviving 
Ton of Sir John Ofborne of Chiekfands in Bedfordlhire,Bart. 
by his fecond wife Martha, daughter of Sir John Kelyng, 
ferjeant at law) one ion and two daughters, viz. William, 
who died 15 February 1 706; Mary, (who died at Much- 
Wooiton in Lancalhire, the feat of her mother, 8 Febru- 
ary 1752, having been married firft to Thomas Clifton of 
Lytham, and fecondly to William Anderton of Euxton- 
hall in the fame county, Efqrs.) > ^nd Dorothy; where- 
upon his brother 

Sir Caryll became the fixth Vifcount, who dying at Sir 
Croxteth in November 1745, was buried at Sephton, and Caryll> 
left iffue three fons, Richard ; William, who fucceeded to .^ ^ 
the honours; and Thomas, who married 20 July 1746, ^ ^^^^^ ' 
Maria, daughter of Leverley, Efq. reli6l of 

Griffin, Efq. and alfo of John Errington of Northumber- 
land, Efq. and had iffue two fons, viz. Sir Charles-Willi- 
am, who fucceeded to the honours; and Thomas, who died 
3 December 1756. 

Sir Richard the fevcnth Vifcount, entered into the Holy Sir Rich- 
Orders of the church of Rome, and was fucceeded by his ^^^^> 7 
next brother ^ Vifcount. 

Sir William the eighth Vifcount, who dying without if- Sir Wllli- 
fue in 1758 was fucceeded by his nephew am, 8 \ if , 

Sir Charles-William, the ninth Vifcount Molyneux, sir 
and prefent Earl of Sefton, who was born 30 September Charles- 
1748, and in 1768, conformed to the eftablilhed proteflant WlJliani, . 
religion, 5 March 1769 he received the facrament in St. E'^^^ of 
Martinis church, London ; and by privy feal at St. James's S*-U<^'*^- 
18 Odober, and patent at Dublin 30 November 1771 his 
prefent Majefty was pleafed to advance him to the dignity 
of Earl of Sefton in Ireland, remainder to his iffue male '. 
His Lordlhip married 27 November 1768, Ifabella, 
daughter of William, Earl of Harrington ", and hath if- 
fue William, Vifcount Molyneux, born 18 September 
1772 *, and other children. 

Titles.] Sir Charles-William Molyneux, Earl of Sef- 
ton, Vifcount Molyneux of Maryborough, and Baronet. 
Vol. III. S Creations.] 

Rot. de Anno i2 Geo. III. i. p. f. S, 45. 
UJfter, i Ideoi, 

23S J O C E L Y N, E A R L R O D E N. 

Creations.] Baronet, 22 May 1611, 9 Jac. I. (the 
fccond created of that order) V. Molyneux of Marybo- 
rough in the Queen's County, 22 December 1628, 4 Car. 
I. and E. of Sefton in Ireland 30 November 177 1, I3 
Geo. III. 

Arms.] Saphire, a crofs molinc, topaz. 

Crest.] Out of a chapeau, ruby, turned up, ermine, 
a peacock's tail in pride, proper. And fomctimes, on a 
wreath a lion's head erafed, faphire, ducally crowned, 

Supporters.] Two lions, faphirc. 

Motto.] Vivere Sat Vincere. 

Seats.] Croxteth-Hali in the county of Lancafler, 4 
miles from Liverpoole, and 166 from London: which 
was rebuilt by William, Lord Molyneux, grandfather of 
the Earl of Sefton ', Sephton, 6 miles from Liverpoole^ 
now demoliflied. 



50 l\ M O N G the various proofs of the antiquity and dig- 
nity of families, the ufe of the furname of one for the 
chriflian name of others of eminence and worth, is ac- 
counted fatisfa6lory and conclufive. Many inflances of 
this kind might be given, if necefTary, to evince the an- 
tiquity of the name of Jocelyn, which, like others of 
long duration, hath been varioufly written JofTelin, Jof- 
lyne, Jofcelinc, Joceline, and by the French and Nor- 
mans, Goffclin ; but we ihall only obfcrve, that fo early as 
the year 1139 Jocelinus was Bifhop of Salifbury ; in 1191 
Reginald Fitz-Joceline was tranflated from the fee of Bath 
to Canterbury j and in 1205 Joceline dc Welles, was pro- 

JOCELYN, Earl R O D E N. 259 

rnoted to the Sees of Bath and Welles. Godfrey (or Geof- 
fry) Duke of Brabant, having married Sophia, daughter 
of the Emperor Henry IV. was father of Joceline, Lord of 
Petworth in SulTex, by the gift of WilHamde Albini, Earl 
of Arundel, who by his marriage with Agnes, daughter 
and heir to the Percies, Barons of Topclift, alTumcd the 
name of Percy, and was anceftor to the illuflrious family 
of the Earls of Northumberland, whofe ifiue-male termi- 
nated in a Joceline, Anno 1670. 

But what undoubtedly proves the family of Jocelyn to 
be of great antiquity, is, that when the Romans, after be- 
ing mafters of Britain 500 years, took their final farewel 
of it, and carried with them many of their brave old Bri- 
tirti foldiers, who had ferved in their wars both at home and 
abroad, they rewarded their fervices with a grant of Armo- 
rica in France ; which country included a great part of 
Normandy, and from them was afterwards called Little- 
Britany ; and as thofe Britons gave name to the country in 
general, fo probably they did to the particular towns and 
feats they inhabited : it is therefore reafonably fuppofed 
that fome of this family were among them, and gave their 
name to the town of Jofelin, or GoiTelin, in Upper-Bri- 
tany. However this be, the family derives its defcenc 
from Carolus Magnus, King of France, with more cer- 
tainty than the houfes of Loraine or Guife, who fo highly 
boail of it. For 

The prime anceflor of the family married Gerbnca, 
daughter of Lotharius, King of France, defcended from 
the faid Carolus Magnus, and younger brother of his 
defcendant the aforefaid Godfrey, Duke of Brabant (an- 
ceflor to the Northumberland family) was the father of 
Egidius Joflelin, a nobleman of Britany, who paiied in E^idius. 
to England in the time of Edward the Coni'efTor, a great fa- 
vourer of flrangers, about the year 1045, ^^^ bad iiTue 
Sir Gilbert Jocelyne, who returned into Normandy, and S"r 
accompanied the Conqueror in his expedition to England, Gilberts 
where he had large pofTeffions afTigned him in the county of 
Lincoln, among which were the Lordihips of Sempring- 
I ham and Tyrington ; and his iffue were two fons, Gilbert 
! and Egidius, (or Galfridus, GeofFry) who, by his bro- 
tiler's embracing a religious life, inherited the ePcate. 

Gilbert, the elder fon, was born at Sempringham * in 
I the reign of the Conqueror ; was educated in France, 

S 2 and, 

* In the Hlftory of the Romifh clergy, entitled, Kiftoh-e du 
Clergc Setnlier et Re^uTwrj l.V. loz, the Author, in his account of 


26b JjOCELYN, Earl R O D E N. 

and, after his return, applied hlmfelf to the in{l:ru^ion of 
youth in learning and religion, gratis ; became chaplain 
to the Bifliop of Lincoln, and was prefented to the churches 
of Sempringham and Tyrington : But lliewing a con- 
tempt for honours and preferments, he refufed the Arch- 
deaconry of Lincoln ; difpenfed his large patrimony to the 
poor, and fequeftering himfelf v/holly from the world, 
founded a monaflcry in 1146, by the advice, and under 
the authority of the Bifliop, in his houfe of Sempringham, 
where he fhut himfelf up, with (^vtn virgins ; and after- 
wards eftablilhed canons, or monks, there, to whom he 
committed the care of the abbey, giving them the rule of 
St. Augufline, and to the nuns that of St. Bencdi6l accord- 
ing to the Cirtertian inftitution, Avhich were approved by 
Pope Eugenius III. and confirmed by Adrian IV. and 
Alexander III. This order of St. Gilbert, or the Gilber- 
tines, fo increafcd, that at the dilTolution there were 21 
nionafteries of the order in England, containing near 1 200 
perfons. He died in the year 11 89, aged 106 years, and 
was buried in St. Andrew's church of Sempringham ; and 
being canonized by P. Innocent III. in 1202, the 4 of Fe- 
bruary is the day of his commemoration. 

GeolTry^ Geoffry de Jocelyn, younger brother of Gilbert, marri- 
Sir ed the daughter of John BifTett, and had ifiue Sir William 

Williciin, Jocelyn, whofe wife was Ofwalda, daughter of Sir Robert 
Gourtiold, Goufhalf, or Godfell, Knt. by whom he had a 
fon Robert, father by the daughter of John (rather James) 
Fleming> of James Jocelyn, who married Joan, daughter 
of Henry Treckenhohn, and had Henry his heir, who 
took to wife Jane, daughter and heir to William (or Sir 
Thomas) Chartlin, (whofe arms were azure a fefs, or), 
and had iflue Ralph, living in 1201 (3 K. John) who by 
Beatrix his wife was father of John Jocelyn, living in i22$ 
(10 Hen. III.) who married Catharine, fecond daughter 
and coheir to Sir Thomas Battell, (he bore gules a gry- 
phon fergreanty within a bordure ingrailed, or) ^^ and had 


ilie Gllbenine order, writes: Saint GWhevt naqu'tf en Angleterre (/m 
ferns de Guillaume I? Conquerant. Son Pere eto'tt un Gentilhomme de 
Normandie, nomme ]ocQ\\n^ Seigneur deS\va\)vm^iin\ et i/e Tyring- 
ton, dans Ic Comti dc Lincoln, etfa Mere <?/o/V Angloife. 

* In a pedigree, imparted by the late Lord Chancellor Jocelyn, 
thus entitled, " The true and perfect delcent of the ancient and ho.- 
*' nourable family of Jocelyn, inhabiting in the counties of Hert- 
" ford and LU'ex, from the Norman conquell to this day, by the 
"^ fpace of 5oo years- and more, being novr three and twenty gene-^ 

" rations: 

JOCELYN, Earl RODE N. 2^1 

Thomas his heir, who is thus mentioned in a charter, pre- Thomas. 

ferved among the family writings. ** Thomas, fon of 

John Joceiyn, fendeth greeting, &c. grants to God, 

' the church of St. Mary and St, Laurence de Blackmore, 

*< and the canons ferving God there, for the falvation of 

" his own Soul and of his anceftors, totam terram, cum 

** Domibus et Hortis, et omnibus aliis pertinentiis, quam 

** Clericus Pccket aliquando tenuit de Joanne Patre meo, 

** in Villa mea de Selges, quae terra vocatur Capell. Tef- 

< tibus, Willielmo filio Thomae de Clare, Tho. de la 

Maca, ct aliis." 

In 1249 (33 Hen. flL) he married Maud, daughter and 
coheir to Sir John Hide of Hide-Hall in Sabridgeworth, 
in the county of Hertford, Kut. (whofe coat was gules 
tngrailed 5 torteuxes a chief ermine) % * by his wife Eliza- 
beth, daughter of John Sudeley, Baron Sudeley in the 
county of Glouceller, and by her, who re-marrled with 
Sir Nicholas Villiers, anceilor to Lord V' ifcount Grandi- 
fon, had Thomas Joceiyn, Efq. who being left a minor, Thom&sJ 
was under the guardianfhip of Adam de Stratton, and was 
living 13 Edw. L He married firft Alice, daught-er of 
Thomas Litton (rather Lifton, his arms being vert, ten 
torteauxes) f, and fecondly Joan, daughter of John Blunt, 
fey the former of whom he had Ralph Joceiyn, Efq. who Ralpk, 


" rations : collefted from the p\ibHck records of this kingdom, and 
" private evidences of the faid family, done in the year of our Lord 
** 1712, " this John is faid to marry fecondly the daughter of Giles 
Sams, Efq, by which match came the alliance of the families of 
How, Durron, Baffrngburn, Rochford, Envile, Barrington, Gun- 
thwait, Torrill, Waldegrave, Bretton, Bigott, NortoUe, and Big- 

* By this marrl^-ge the Lordfhip and manor of Hide-hall came 
into the family, in whole polleirion it continues to this day, being 
their chief feat, and is fituate upon a hill on the Ball fide of the ri- 
yer. In the Conqueror^s time it was included among the lands of 
Geoffry de Magnayille, and was after called Hide-hall, from the 
Hides,' who fucceeded the Maiidevilles, 

-Y Sir Henry Chawncey ad Doctor N. Salmon, in their hiliories 
of this county, give the pedigree of the family,, down to Sir Strange 
Joceiyn, Bart, and fay, that this Thomas had no ilVue by Alice; 
hut the aforementioned pedigree, and another more ancient, (beinoj 
drawn in the reign of Charles 1. and thus approved by Sir John 
Jocelvn, 29 March 1731 : This pedigree feems to be the work of ar# 
*" exait, careful, and learned hand, corrects many millakcs in th^ 
* pedigree of the family, and is by much fuperior to aiiy 1 iiave 
*' leen, printed or written,") alVcrt the contrary, and lay, thai ^y 
h'Qf he i>ad his Ion Ralph. 




held one Knight's fee and a half in the village of Shelewe 
in Eflex> and Sabridgeworth in Hertfordfhire, under 
Humphrv de Bohun, who died 30 Edw. I. and having no 
iffue by his firfl wife Anne, daughter of Wilham Sandys, 
he married Maud, daughter of Sir John Sutton, ^/ias Dud- 
Geoffry. ley, ..nd by her, had GeofFry, his {ucceflbr at Hide-Hall 
in 131 2 (5 Edw. II.) who bv Maro:aret, daughter of Ro- 
Ralph. bert Rokell (or Rochill) was father of Ralph Joceiyn, Efq. 
who took to wife Margaret, daughter and heir to John 
Patnler, fq and had two fons. Sir Thomas Joceiyn, 
Knt. who died without ifiue by his wife Maud, daughter of 
Adam Banker (rather Branktree), Efq. * ; and Geoffry, 
heir to his brother, who died in 1425 (3 Hen. VI.) and by 
Catharine, daughter and heir to Sir Thomas Bray, (whofe 
arms were quartered argent on a bend gules three fleurs dc 
lis, or ') had four fons and two daughters, viz. 
(i) Thomas, his heir. 

(2) Geoffry, who lies burled at Sabridgeworth, with this 
memorial ; 

Hie jacent Galfredus Joflyne, et Catharina 
a.c Joanna Uxor: ejus. Qui obiit 2^0. 
Januar. M. CCCC. LXX. 

He left a fon John, who by Anne his wife had two fons, 
Ralph of Canfield-Magna in EfTex, whofe only daughter 
Agnes, married John Wifeman of that place, Efq. and 
Geoffry, who had iffue Alice, married to Thomas Pool ; 
Philip, (who by Anne, daughter of John Brooke, had a 
daughter Sufan, wife to Thomas Wilfon ; and Thomas, 
who by Elizabeth, daughter of Nicholas Hudley, left a 
fon of his own name, who married the daughter of Tho- 
mas Parker, Efq. 

(3) Sir Ralph Joceiyn, citizen and draper of London, of 
which city in 1458 he was iheriff, and in 1464 lord mayor^ 
being the year after created Knight of the Bath, with Sir 
Thomas Cooke, Sir Matthew Philip, and Sir Henry 
Weever, at the coronation of Q^ Elizabeth, confort to K. 


* The laft mentioned pedigree fets forth, that Sir Thomas mar- 
ried to his fecond wife the daughter of Bouchier of Bou- 

chier's-hall in EfTex, and was fither (not brother) of Geoftry, who 
is there faid to marry firft the daughter of Thomas Berrie, Efq. 
^and fecondly the daughter of the Lord Le Bray-, and his third fon 
jRaloh, Lord Mayor of London, is called his 15th fon, 

^ Lodge, 


Edward IV. and (as Stow writes) was alfo made a knight 
in the field. In 1467 he was a member of parliament for 
the city ; and in 1476 again ferved the office of lord may- 
or, when he was a careful corrector of the abufes, ufed by 
bakers and vi6tuallers, and by his diligence the city-walls 
were repaired, in 1477, between Aldgate and Alderfgate, 
and Fleet-ditch (furrounding the city) was cleanfed. ^He 
married firft Philippa, daughter of Philip Malpas ; and 
fecondly Elizabeth, daughter of William Berkley of Afpe- 
den (or according to the pedigree, daughter of William 
Barley of Bigglefwade in Hertfordlhire) but by her, who 
after married Sir Robert Clifford, third fon of Thomas, 
Lord Clifford, he had no iffue, having by the former, 
Richard Jocelyn of Fidlers in Effex, who left an only 
daughter Beatrix, married to John Browne. Sir Ralph 
lies buried at Sabridgeworth with this infcription ; 

Orate pro Anima Radulphi Jocelyn, quondam 
Militis, et bis Majoris Civitatis London, qui 
Obiit XXV. Oaob. M. CCCC. LXXVIII. 

William, who died without iffue. The daughters were (4) 
Margery and Elizabeth. 

Thomas Jocelyn, Efq. the eldeff fon, living in the reign Thomas, 
of Edward IV. married Alice, daughter of Lewis Duke, 
of Dukes in Effex, Efq. by his wife Anne, daughter of 
John Cotton, Efq. and had iffue George his heir, called George* 
Jocelyn the eoiirtier, who married Maud, daughter and 
heir to Edmond Bardolph, Lord Bardolph, (whofe arms, 
were azure, three cinquefoils pierced, or) * and had one 
daughter Elizabeth, married to Robert Fitz-Walter ; and 
three fons, Ralph (who married Catharine, daughter and 
coheir to Richard Martin, and had three fons, George, 
Avho fold his lands to his uncle John, and died without if- 
fue ; John, who died in 1553, without iffue male; and 
Gabriel, who left no children) ; John, who became heir ; 
and Philip, an eccleiiaflick. 

John Jocelyn, Efq. was auditor of the augmentations, John. 
i]pon the diitolution of abbies by K. Henry VIII. mar- 
ried Philippa, daughter of William Bradbury of Littlebu- 
ry near Walden in Effex, and they lie buried at Sabridge- 
worth under a monument, erected on the North-wail of the 


* Lodge. 


chancel, with their effigies carved in (lone, under this in- 

Here licth John Jocelin, Efqr. and Philip his 
Wife. Which John died An: Dom: 1525. 

His iflue were, one fon Sir Thomas, and tv/o daugh- 
ters, Anne, married to John Bagfhot ; and Jane, to Ni- 
cholas Wentworth of Lilhngfton-Lovell in the county of 
Sir Sir Thomas Jocelyn of Hide-Hall, was created a Knight 

.Thomas, of the Bath at the coronatiofi of K. Edward VI. married 
Dorothy, daughter of Sir Geoffry Gales, or Gates, Knt, 
* (whofe coat armour was parti, per pale, gules and azure, 

three lions rampant or, armed gules ') and lifter to Sir 
John Gales, of the county of Eifex, privy coi nfellor in 
1554 to the faid King, and dying in 1562, had iffui. fix 
fons and two daughters, viz. Richard, his heir ; Leonard ; 
John, as hereafter; Thomas, which laft three left no iffue ; 
iienry, of whom prefently ; Edward, who was baptized 
by the famous Archbifhop Cranmer, having K- Edward 
VI. for his godfather, married Mary, daughter and heir 
to John Lambert (rather Lambe) of Surry, Efq. and dy- 
ing 15 April 1627, had iffue by her, who deceafed 22 Fe- 
bruary 1 6 14, (and they both lie buried at High-Rooth- 
ing *) two fons and four daughters, viz. Henry, who died 
pnmarried, in an advanced age; John, who died young; 
Elizabeth ; Winifred, married to Paul Gales j Mary, (to 
John Sydie, Efq. and had two fons William, and John ^ 
and Jane, who died unmarried. The daughters of Sir 
1'homas were, Jane, married firft to Richard Kelfon, and 
fecondly to Roger Harlackenden of Carnarthen in Kent, 
Efq.; and Mary, firft to John Keble, and fecondly to John 
Glafcock *- 


* So Sir Henry Chauncey, in his Hiftory of Hertfordfiiire. ; but 
the pedigree fays, that the elder was married to George Keble, Efq. 
a great Chymift, as any thofe days afforded, having a fair eftate of 
3000I, a year to bear him out in it : After his death fhe married 

Thomas Kekon, Efq. The younger was married firft to 

J^yfter of Leicelterfliire, Efq. and after to Richard Harlackenden, 

!Efq, in Kent. And, though the pedigree mentions the marriage 

of Sir Thomas with the filler of Sir John Gales, yet it afterwards 
Tets forth, that he left behind four fons and two daughters, Richard, 
Henry, John, and Edward, by the daughter of John Leventhorpe 
jf Sapsfofd in Hertfordftiire, Efq. 

Lodge, - Idem, 3 Hem, 


John, the third fon, was an eminent antiquary, and 
fecretary to Archbilhop Parker ; by whole appointment and 
infpedion he colle6ted and penned the book, De Antlqvitate 
Ecckfia Britannicce, pubUlhed by the archbiihop, being en- 
tertained in his houfe as one of his antiquaries, and col- 
lated by him to the paifonage of HoUingborne in Kent* 
He was a perfeft mafter of the Saxon language, of M'hich 
he publilhed a dictionary ; was a member of Queen's Col- 
leoe, Cambridge ; died a very aged man, and lies buried 
in^High-Roothing church, ElTex, with this infcription to 
his memory. 

John Joceline, Efq. interred here doth lye, 
Bir'ThomasJoceHne's third fon, of worthie Memorlc. 
Thrice noble was this Gentleman, by Birthe, by learning; 

Of fmgle, chafte, and godly Life ; he has in Heaven a Seat. 
He the Yeer fifteen hundred twenty nine was born. 
Not twenty Yeeres old, him -Cambridge did with two De- 
grees adorn. 
King's * College him a Fellow chofe in Anno forty nine. 
In Learning tryde, worthy he did his Mind always incline. 
But others took the Fame and Praife of his defcrving Wit, 
And his Inventions, as their own, to printing did commit. 
Sixteen Hundred and three it grieves all to remember. 
He left this Life (Poor's daily friend) the 28th Decern* 

Henry Jocelyn, Efq., the fifth fon of Sir Thomas, by Family of 
his marriage with Anne, daughter and heir to Humphry Tyrrell's- 
Torrell, otherwife Tyrrell, of Torrell's-hall in Eflex, be-HalU 
came feated there ; and had ifTue fix fons and fix daugh- 
ters, viz. - 
Humphry, who died childlefs. 0) 
Sir Thomas, who married firft Dorothy, daughter of (2) 
John Frank, Efq. bv whom he had fix fons and five 
daughters; Torrell, born 28 May 1590; Henry, arid 
Henry, both died infants j Thomas, who died without if- 
fue in 1635, at Bergen-op-Zoom; Edward, who by a 


* It fhould be ^sen^s College, as the author of the Antiquities of 
pffex, p. 219, rightly obferves, who fays, that he gave lool. to- 
>\ards foundmg a Hebrew ledure in that College, which was em- 
ployed in a new building, and a chamber of 5I. a year allotted icr 
that Hfc. 

566 JOCELYN, Earl ROD EN. 

Lady of Georgia, had a daughter Dorothy, and died at 
Smyrna in 1648 i Benjamin, born 19 May 1602 ; Anne^ 
(married to Vv illiam Mildmay, Efq- by whom fhe had Ro- 
bert, John, Ann, and Ehzabeth) ; Dorothy, to John 
Brewfter, Efq. and left no iffue ; Elizabeth, (to Francis 
Neile, Efq. and had Francis, John, and Mary ') ; Fran- 
ces, born 26 March 1600, to Rev. Clement Vincent ; and 
Mary, died unmarried. His fecond wife was Theodora, 
daughter of Edmond Cooke of Mount-Mafchall in Kent, 
Efq. and by her he had Henry, John, Theodora, and 
Thomazine. Torrell, the eldeft fon, married firft Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Sir Richard Brooke of Cheihire, heir to 
her grandfather, by the mother, Do6tor Chaderton, Bifhop 
of Lincoln, by whom he had a daughter Theodora, mar- 
ried to Samuel Fortrie, Efq. and his fecond wife was Eliza- 
beth, fifter to Sir John Jacob. 

(3) Francis, who left no iffue by his wife Frances, Lady 
Fitche, mother to Sir William Fitche of Effex ^. 

(4) Henry, died unmarried in the year 1606. 

(5) Chriftopher, died alfo unmarried ; as did 

(6) Anthony, a very old man, in 1648. 

The daughters were, Mary, (firfl married to Edward Har- 
ris, Efq. and fecondiy to Sir Robert Leigh of Chinckford in 
EiTex, Knt. having iffue by both); Anne, to Roger Fligham 
of Cowlidge nearNewmarket, and died without iffue ; Grace, 
to William Balls of Cambridge, Efq. (by whom fhe had 
Thomas ; Edward ; Dudley, married to George Evelyn, 
Efq. and Anne, to Ratcliffe Todd of Sturmer in Effex, 
Efq. who had Radcliffe ; and a daughter Anne, mar- 
ried to Thomas Mortlock of Hanarill in Effex, Efq. and had 
John, Ralph, and Frances, married to John Wythers of 
Hamplhire, Gent. ^) ; Winifred, to Thomas Scott, Efq. 
(and had a daughter Mary, married to Francis Goldfmith, 
Efq. whofe only child Catharine was wife to John, fon of 
Sir Thomas Dacres of London) ; Elizabeth, to John Yard- 
ley ; and Catharine, to John Hanfon, Efq. whofe daugh- 
ter Elizabeth was married to John Tylflon, Efq. and had 
two daughters Catharine, and Elizabeth ''. 
Bichard. We now proceed with Richard Jocelyn, Efq. who fuc- 
ceeded at Hide-hall. He married Anne, daughter of Tho- 
mas Lucas of St. Edmondfbury in Suffolk, Efq. and died 
in 1605, having iffue two fons and three daughters ; Ro- 
bert (or, as the pedigree hath it, Richard) ; John, who 


f Lodge. 2 Idem, 3 Idem. '^ Idem, 


Ttiarried Elizabeth, daughter of William Wifeman oF 
Mayland in Effex, Efq. and had iffue John, who died . 
childlefs ; Thomas ; Edward of Colchefter, who married 
Ehzabeth, daughter of William King of London ; Ro- 
bert, who died unmarried ; and Martha, wife to William 
Pcnoyre. The daughters were, Joan, married to Francis 
Reeve of Harlow in Effex ; Mary, a twin with her elder 
filter, to Thomas Pollct of Bignore, in Suffex ; and Wi- 
nifred, to Silvefter Dodfvvorth. 

Robert (or Richard) Jocelyn, Efq. the eldeft fon, mar- Robert, 
ried Joyce, daughter of Sir Robert Atkyns of Stowell in 
Gloucefterfhire, Knt. *, and had a daughter Sufan, mar- 
ried to John Lea of Suffolk ; and a fon. Sir Robert Jocelyn sir 
of Hide-hall and of New-hall, Knt. iheriff of the county RoberU 
of Hertford in 1645, who by Bridget, third daughter of 
Sir William Smyth of Hill-hall in Effex, had fix Tons and 
three daughters; William and Thomas, who both died 
childlefs ; Sir Robert his fucceffor ; Francis, Thomas, 
Charles, all died unmarried ; Bridget, born 23 Augull; 
1626, was married to Sir Howland Roberts of Glaffenbury 
in Kent; Bart, who died in 1661, and (he deceafed in 
April 1707 ; Dorothy ; and Joyce, married to George 
Underv/ood of Kenfington in Middlefex, Efq. barriller at 
law, (fon to William Underwood, Alderman of London), 
and by him, who died 29 October 1678, had five fons and 
ve daughters. 

Sir Robert Jocelyn of Flide-hall was advanced to the Sir 
dignity of a Baronet 8 June 1665 ; ferved the office of Robert, 
iheriff of the county of Hertford m 1677 ; and dying in 1 
June 17 1 2, aged about 90 years, was buried at Sabridge- Baronet, 
worth. He married Jane, daughter and coheir to Robert 
Strange of Somerford in the county of Wilts, Efq. whofe 
arms were gules, a bend, ermine, between two lions paf- 
fant, argent S ^nd had iffue nine fons and four daughters, 


Robert, who died unmarrieci, before him. (i) 

Sir Strange, his fucceffor. (2) 

Hungerford, who died young. (3) 


* Sir Henry Chauncey, by miftake, calls her the daughter of Ro- 
l)ert Atkinfon, Efq. Her fii'ter Anne, Lady Wentworth, was mo- 
ther of Thomas, Earl of Stratford, L, L. of Ireland, which is thus 
obferved in this family's pedigree, " Sir Robert Jocelyn's mother's 
> filter was the mother of the Earl of Stratford.'' 

I Lodge^ 

25S JOCELYN, Earl R O D E N'. 

(4) Edward, B. D. reaor of High-Roothing in Effcx for 
near 40 years ; was fellow of Queen's College, Cam- 
bridge, and died without ilFue in September 1732. 

(5) 'i homas, grandfather to Earl Roden. 
?6) Hungerford. 

('^) Richard, both died before their father. 

{^S) George, a colonel in the guards, who, by his fcrvicc 

in the armies of K. William and Q^ Anne, was promoted 
to a regiment 29 May 1706; and 20 Odober 17 13 fuc- 
ceedcd colonel Francis Langfton in his regiment of horfe 
having been made a brigadier-General 12 February 17 10. 
He married Catharine, daughter and heir to Sir Francis 
Withens, one of the juflices of the King's Bench^ widow 
of Sir Thomas Twyfden of Eaft-Peckham in Kent^ Bart, 
and dying in November 1727, had ilfue by her, who .died 
in April 1730, Lieutenant-Colonel George Jocelyn, (who 
was wounded in the battle of Fontenoy, 30 April J74-S 
was after appointed deputy governor of Carlifle, and died at 
Leixlip, unmarried, 14 July 1762); John, an officer ia 
the army (who died fuddenly in Dublin 16 December 
1765 aged 45 years, and was buried in the family vault at 
Irilhtown) ; and Robert, who in January 1753 was made 
an enfign in St. Clare's foot, after a lieutenant, and in 
O6i:ober 1763 married Anne, daughter of Simon Newport 
of Waterford, Efq. '. 

(9) John of London, drugglfl, who married Mary, daugh- 

ter of Mr. Thomas Henfhaw, mercer, and had iilue JSLo- 
bert, Hannah, and Sarah. 

The daughters were, Jane and Bridget, who died un- 
married ; Margaret, married to John Morris of London, 
merchant ; and Sarah, to Thomas Pickard of St. Cathar 
rine's by the Tower, fcarlec dyer, v/hofc ion Jocelyn 
Pickard of Lincoln's-Inn, Efq. married the daughter and 
coheir of Sir Thomas Abney, Alderman of London. 

Sir Sir Strange Jocelyn, the fecond Baronet, married Mary, 

Strange, daughter oif Triftram Conyers of VValthamfLow in ElTcx, 
^ ^ Efq. ferjeant-at law, and by her, who died 19 May 1731, 
mronet. j^^^ feven foi^s, viz. Robert, John, Strange, Edward, 
' Qerard, Conyers, and William ^ two of whom. Sir John 

and Sir Conyers, only furvived him ; and fix daughters, 
viz. Mary, married to Mr. John Bayley of London ; Ca- 
tharine, Winifred, Jane, Sarah, and Bridget, Avho all 
tiied unmarried.- Sir Strange deccafiug 3 September J 734* 
T^'as buried, with his Lady, at Sabridgeworth, and Avas 



fuccccded by Sir John, the third Baronet, Barrifter at 
Law, "who dying unmarried i No\'ember 1741, the title 
and eftate defcended to his only brother Sir Conyers Joce- 
lyn, M. D- who was {heriff ot the county of Hertford for 
the year 1745, and in 177 i was faid to be unmarried and 
the prefent Baronet ^ 

Thomas, the fifth fon of Sir Robert Jocelyn, the firfl: Thomas, 
Baronet, married Anne, daughter oi Tl>omas Bray of 
Wertminfter, Efq. and had iiilie one fon Robert, Lord 
Newport; Ehzabcth, Jane, Sarah unmarried in 1754, 
and Anne: one of thefe daughters married Willi- 
am White of Ballinguile by whom ihe had a fon Jocelyn 
White ; and another became the wife of Samuel Waller, 
Efq. councellor at law * 

Robert Jocelyn, Efq. the only fon, being bred to the Robert, 
^rofeffion of the law, was appointed 28 March 1726 third Vifcount 
ferjeant at law to K. George L and 4 May 1727 his foli- Jocelyn. 
citor-general, which was renewed to him 28 Odober by 
K. George IL who was pleafed, the 22 of that month 
1730, to make him his attorney-general ; and 7 Septem- 
ber 1739 to promote him to the poll: of Lord High Chan- 
cellor of Ireland ; after which period he was twelve times 
fworn a L. J. of the kingdom in the abfence of the L. L<. 
and died in the government. 25 Odober 1745 his late 
Majefty was pleafed to advance him to the Peerage by pri- 
vy feal, dated at Hanover 25 October (N. S.) and by pa- 
tent at Dublin 29 November 1743, by the title of Baron 
Newport of Newport 3. He fat as a Peer in parliament 30 
November that year 4, and 6 December 1755 was advan- 
ced by patent 5 to the dignity of Vifcount jocelyn, purfu- 
ant to privv feal at St James's 14 November preceding, by 
-which title' he fat in parliament 13 February 1756 '^ and his 
Lordfhip deceafed in London 3 December that year. His 
Lordthip married firfl Charlotte, daughter and coheir to 
Anderfon of the county of Worcefter, Efq. fhe 

deceafed 23 February I747> and he married fecondly 15 
November 1754 Frances, daughter of Thomas Claxton ot 
Dublin, Efq. relia of Richard, the firft Earl of Rofs, 
which title became extin6l by the death of Richard, the 
fecond Earl, 27 Auguft 1764. She died 25 May 1772. 

Robert <> 

Baronetage, 1771, III. 485. 

* Lodge. 3 Rot. 170 Geo. II. 2*. p. f. 
Lords Jour. III. 547. 

9 Rot. 290 Geo. II. I*, p. D. R. 48, 49, and Signet Office, 

Lords Jour. IV, 4^. 


Robert, Robert, the prcfent Earl Roden, was baptized 31 
Earl July 1731, chofen to parliament in 06tober 1743 ' tor 

Roden. the borough oF Old Leighlin, and appointed 17 April 1750 
Auditor-General of Ireland.- He fat firll in parliament on 
Che death of his father 13 February 1756 2, and by privy 
feal at St. James's 19 06tober and patent at Dublin I De- 
cember 177 1 3 he was created Earl Roden of High-Rod- 
ing in the county of Tipperary, with the ufual limitations, 
and by this title had his introdu6i:ion to the Houfe of Peers 
on the ninth of fame month '^. 11 December 1752 his 
Lordfhip married Lady Anne Hamilton^ eldeft and only 
furviving daughter of James, Earl of Clanbraliill, by whom 
he has had ilTue four fons and fix daughters, viz. 

Robert, Vifcount Jocelyn born at Dundalk 26 Olober 
1756 J is reprefcntativc in parliament for that borough;- 
joint Auditor-General of Ireland with his father ; and 5 Fe- 
bruary 1788, in the parifh church of St. Andrew, he mar- 
ried Frances-Theodolia, eldeil daughter of the late Robert 
Bligh, Dean of Elphin and brother to John, the firll: Earl 
Darnley- George, (born 7 December 1764, reprefenta- 
tive in parliament for Dundalk) ; Percy ; John ; daughter 
Lady Harriot, (married to the Honourable Chrillopher 
Skeffington, brother to Clot worthy. Earl of MalTereene) ; 
Lady Caroline ; Lady Charlotte ; Lady Sophia ; Lady 
Louifa ; and Lady Emilia ^ 

Titles.] Robert Jocelyn, Earl Roden, Vifcount 
Jocelyn, and Baron Newport. 

Creations.] B. Newport of Newport In the county 
of Tipperary 29 November 1743, 17 Geo. II. V. 
Jocelyn 6 December 1755, 29 Geo. II. and E. Roden of 
High-Roding in the county of Tipperary i December 
1771, 12 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Saphire, a circular wreath, pearl and diamond 
with four hawks bells joined thereto in quadrature or, to- 
wards the center of the efcutcheon, topaz. 

Crest.] On a wreath a falcon's head erafed ala guife, 
proper, with a golden bell. 

Supporters.] Two falcons, proper, belled, topaz. 

Motto.] Faire mon devoir. 

Seat.] Brockley-park in the Queen's County, 37 
miles from Dublin. 

Commons Jour. - Lords Jour. IV. 83. 

^ Rot. Anno 12 Geo. HI, i\ p. f. R. 48. 

^ Lords Tour. IV. 50;. 5 Inforiiiatlon Hon. G. Jocelyn. 


( 271 ) 


X HIS noble Lord derives his defcent from Sir Anthony ^i 
the firft Vifcount Montague of England, who was feated 
at Cowdry-caftle in the county of SufTex, and whofe 
younger fon Richard came into Ireland at the head of an Richard* 
independent company in the fervice of Q^ EHzaheth ^ - 
On the divilion of Conaught into counties by Sir Henry 
Sydney, L. D. in 1565 *, Captain Browne fixed his refi- 
dence at the Neale in the county of Mayo, of which coun- 
ty he was appointed the firft high fheriff, and having 
ftrenuoufly endeavoured whilfl: in office to inculcate civility, 
induftry and obedience to the laws, he loft his life by the 
hands of the then uncultivated natives ^. He was fucceed- 
cd by his fon Jofias, who was living in 1636, and was \^^^^%\ 
then denominated of the Neale in the county of Mayo, 
where he was fucceeded by his eldeft fon 

John, created a Baronet of Nova Scotia, by Sir Wil- sir Johc^ 
.liam Alexander, Earl of Sterling in Scotland, 17 June i 
1636 *. In 1626 he married Mary, daughter of Sir Do- Baronet 


* We William, Ylfcount Sterling, &c. proprietor of the country of 
Kew Scotland and Canada, and his Majeity's Lieutenant within the 
fame ; Forafmuch as by the feoifment granted to me by our late fove- 
reign K. James, and by our foverelgn K. Charles, I have full power 
to difpofe of any part thereof to fuch as do undertake to plant there ; 
and underftanding the wiUingnefs of John Browne, Efq. eldeft fon 
to Jofias Brow'n of the Neale in Ireland, for the advancement of thes 
faid plantation, we have granted unto the faid John Browne, and 
to his heirs male lawfully defcended of his body, that part of the 
faid country of New Scotland bounded as follows; beginning; 
twelve miles from the northernmoft part of the ifland Anticofti, 
within the gulph of Canada, extending weftward along the north 
fide of the ifland 6 miles, and from thence fouthward, keeping always 
three nailes in breadth ; to have the falmon and other fifhings as 
well in fait as frefh water ; and I do hereby incorporate the faid 
proportion of land into a free Baron ey and regality, to be called in 
all times, the Baroney and Regality of Neale, to hold the fame br 


' Ulfler, Harris T;il?. 3 Ulfler, 

272 BROWNE, Earl of ALTAMONT. 

, minick Browne of Galway, Knt. and by her had three 

fons, viz. 
(i) Sir George his heir. 

(2) John, anceftor to the Earl of Altamont, of whom here- 
after, and 

(3) Dominick of Breafield. ' 

Family of gjr George, the fecond Baronet, married the only 
theNeale, (daughter of Sir Henry Bingham, Bart, anceftor to Lord 
^aronets. L^can. He purchafed the quarter of Carrowkelle and 
other lands before 1680, from I'homas Burke of the Earl 
of Mayo's family ; foon after which period he deceafed, 
and was fucceeded by his fon Sir John, the third Baronet, 
who was a Major in the army, and married firft A.nnc 
Hamikon, daughter of George, Vifrount Strabanc, (he 
died without iffuc, and he married fecondly Juhana, third 
daughter of Sir Patrick BcIIew of Bermeath, Bart, fo 
created 25 April 1687 ; by her who made her will 15 No- 
vember 1728, proved 10 May 1729, he had three fons 
and feven daughters, viz. Sir George, his heir ; John, 
heir to his brother ; Henry ; Mabel ; Anne ; Juliana ; 
Elizabeth ; Catharine (married to Richard Bourke of New- 
town in Tirawley) ; and two others ^. Sir George the 
fourth Baronet, married Bridget, daughter of Edward the 
twentieth Lord of Athenry, by his fecond wife, Bridget, 
daughter of Colonel John Browne of Weftport, and de- 
ccafmg at the Neale 8 May 1737, without iflue by her 
T^'ho died 24 September 1747, he was fucceeded by his 
next brother Sir John the fifth Baronet, firll: denominated 
of Raheens, and after of the Neale. 30 June 1722 he 
married firft Margaret, one of the three daughters and co- 

the yearly payment of one penny ufual money of Scotland : And 
Avhereas I have full power and authority granted to me by his Ma- 
jefty, to confer titles of honour within thefaid country of New Scot- 
land, upon all perfons concurring to the advancing of the faid plan- 
tation thereof, I do confer upon the faid John Browne, and his 
heirs male lawfully defcended, or to be defcended of his body, the 
hereditary dignity and ilile of Baronet of New Scotland, with all 
and fundry prerogatives, privileges, precedencies, conditions and 
others whatfoever, tliat any Baronet of Scotland or New Scotland 
hath had at any time granted to them ; and we give and grant un- 
to the faid Sir John Browne licence to wear and carry an orange 
rawny ribbon, the badge of a Baronet of New Scotland, bearing 
the arms of New Scotland in gold enameled, with the crown royal 
above, and this circumfcription, Fax mentis honell?e gloria. Sealed 
-with the great feal of New Scotland, 2t June 1656. (From the 
original patent Communicated to the -/^M(?/' by the late Sir Joh 
Browne, Bart.) 

^ Sie CUnric^ard, note, ^ Lodges 

BROWNE, Earl of ALTAMONT. 273 

heirs of Henry Dodwellof Athlone in the county of Rof- 
comon, Elq. She died 23 April 1739 and was buried in 
the cathedral of Kildare ; he married fecondly Catharine, 
daughter of Sir Walter Blake, Bart, and widow of Denis 
Daly of Carrownekelly in the county of Gahvay, Elq. by 
her he had no ilfue, but by his firft wife had Georsre, and 
John, fucceffive Baronets; Dodweli ; Henry, a lawyer of 
eminence in Jamaica ; Palmer ; and one daughter Julia, 
married to Edmund Burke of Curry in the county of 
Mayo, Efq. He deceafed after 1755, and was fucceeded at 
the Neale, by Sir George, the fixth Baronet who married 
Anaftatia, eldeft daughter of Denis Daly of RafFord (by 
Lady Anne his wife, eldc^ft daughter of Michael, the tenth 
Earl of Clanricarde) ; by her he had Margaret j Anne ; 
Letitia ; and Georgiana : and deceafing without male heirs 
was fucceeded by Sir John, the feventh and prefent Ba- 
ronet, who purchafed his feat of Gaulfton-park from the 
Earl of Belvedere, ferved in parliament in 1777, for the bo- 
rough of Newtown, and now reprefents the borough of Car- 
low. In April 1764, he married Alicia, fecond daughter 
of James, late Vifcount Charlemount, fifter to the prefent 
Earl, and hath iflue James-Caulfeiid ; John a cornet in 
the ninth regiment of dragoons; George; daughter Ali- 
cia, married to John Longworth of Cragan-caftle in 
Weftmeath, Efq. ; Mary-Sarah ; Emily-Juliana ; and Le- 
titia . 

We return now to colonel John Browne, fecond fon of John^ 
Sir John, the firft Baronet, who received a liberal educa- 
tion, being bred to the profeffion of the law ; he was af- 
terwards a colonel in K. James's fervice, was taken prifon- 
er at Galway in July 1691, and again at Limerick, where 
he was materially concerned in drawing up the celebrated 
articles of capitulation of that city ; he married hrft Anne, 
eldeft daughter of George Hamilton, fourth Lord 
Strabane, ((he) died 14 Auguft 1680 *; fecondl Maud, 
fecond daughter of Theobald, the third Vilcount Mayo, 
and deceafmg after 1705, left iffue, by the latter, two fona 
and three daughters, viz. Peter, his heir; Valentine, (who 
married Bridget, daughter of colonel James Talhot of 
Mount-Talbot in the county of Rofcomon, and of Tem- 

VoL. IIL T ple-Oge 

* Ulfter's Office, and Letter from Sir John Browne, Bart. 

* See that title. 


274 BROWNE, Earl of ALTAMONT. 

plc-Oge In the county of Dublin, by whom he had only 
one daughter) ; Bridget, (married to Edward, twentieth 
Baron ot Athenry ; i lizabeth, to John Birmingham of 
Kellbegg in the county of Mayo ; and Mary, married 8 
July 1702 to Sir Theobald, fixth Vifcount Mayo. 
Peter. Peter the eldcfl: fon, married Mary, daughter of Denis 
Daly, Efq. one of the juftices of the Court of Common- 
pleas, in the reign of K. James II. and by her was fa- 
ther of 
John, John Browne, Efq. reprefentative in parliament for 
Karl of Cafllebar in 1749, and for which he continued to ferve un- 
Altamont. til 20 Auguft 1760, when by privy feal at Kenfmgton of 
that date and by patent at Dublin 10 September follow- 
ing S his late Majefty K. George II. was pleafed to ad- 
vance him to the Peerage, by the title of Baron of 
Mount-Eajle in the county of Mayo. He fat as a Peer 
in parliament 22 Odober 1761 2 ; 24 July 1768 by privy 
feal at St. James's, and patent at Dublin 24 Auguft fol- 
lowing ^, he was further advanced to the dignity of Vif- 
count Weftport in the fame county, by which title he 
fat in parliament 17 October 1769 4, and by patent at 
Dublin 4 December 1771 ^ was created Earl of Altamont, 
for which honour the privy feal bears date at St. James's 
22 Odober preceding. His Lordfhip took his feat on the 
Earl's Bench5 December 1771 *. In December 1729 he 
married Anne, eldeft furviving daughter of Sir Arthur 
Gore, Bart, and fiftertoSir Arthur, Earl of Arran, and de- 
ceafing 4 July 1776 at Weftport, left iffue by his Lady, 
who died 7 March 1771, fix fons and one daughter. Lady 
Anne, who married in 1763 Rofs Mahon of Caftle-Gore 
in the county of Galway, Efq. and has a numerous iffue } 
the fons were : 
^1) Peter, Lord Weftport. 

\z) Arthur, Lieutenant- Colonel of the 28 regiment of foot 

and a Colonel in the army, where he ferved 33 years ; ap- 
pointed conftable of Carrickfergus and eleaed to parlia- 
ment for the county of Mayo. He married Anne, daugh- 
ter of Mr. Gardiner of Bofton in New England, by 
ivhom he had John, major of the 6^ regiment of foot ; 

George i 

Rot. Anno 34 Geo. II. 2\ p. D. R. 40. and Signet Office. 

Lords Jour. IV. 206. * 

3 Rot. Anno 8 Geo. III. 2*. p. D. R. 37. 

- Lords Jour. IV. 503. 

5 Rot. Anno 12 Geo. III. tt.\ p. D. R. 

* Lords Jour. IV, 596. 


BROWNE, Earl of ALTAMONT. 275 

George ; Henry ; Anne ; and Louifa. He died at his 
houfe in Gloucefter-flreet, Dublin 21 July 1779, aged 49 

George, colle6i:or of the revenue of the diflrid of Fox- (3) 
ford and Newport, who ferved in parliament in the room 
of his brother Arthur, for Ma}'0, and is deceafed. . 
He married Dorcas, daughter and coheir to James Moore 
of Newport, Efq. by whom he had an only dauo:hter Mar- 
garet, married to Dominick-GeofFry Browne of Caftlema- 
garret county of Mayo, E'q. and died in July 1782 leav- 
ing ilTue. 

James, called to the Irifh bar in Trinity term 1769, and (4) 
appointed prime ferjeantat law in May 1780, which on ac- 
count of ill health he redgned in July 1787, when his pre- 
fent Majefty was pleafed to grant him a penfion of lOooU 
per annum. He ferves in parliament for the borough of 
Caftlebar, and is unmarried. 

Henry, appointed a captain in 5 or royal regiment of r^\ 
dragoons 20 January 1764, he has fince retired from the 
fervice, and married a daughter of the late Sir Henry 
Lynch, Bart, aunt to the prefent Sir Henry Lynch-BlofTe, 

John, the youngefl: fon, was bred to the fea fervice, was /g\ 
after appointed colledor of Newport and Foxford, which 
he has refigned. He married firft Mary, daugi'iter of Mr. 
Cocks ; fecondly Rofalinda, daughter of Mr. Gilker, 
and hath iffue by the firfl wife, two daughters, Emily mar- 
ried in January 1788 to Dominick Browne of Afhford in 
the county of Galway, Efq. ; and Mary. ^ 

Peter, the fecond Earl was firft feated at Mount-Browne Peter, 
in Mayo, for which county he ferved in parliament in 2 
1779, and was appointed governor thereof with Sir John 

Browne, Bart, and 27 January 1778 fat firft in the houfe 
of Peers on the death of his father ^ ; 16 April 1752 he 
married Elizabeth, only daughter and heir of Denis 
Kelly of Lifduffe in the county of Galway, Efq. and of 
Spring-garden in the county of Mayo, formerly chief juf- 
tice of the Ifland of Jamaica, on which marriage (his 
Lordfliip having thereby acquired a very confiderable ef- 
tate) he afTum.ed the name of Kelly. He died at Weftport 
28 December 1780, ^ having iffue by his Lady (who died i 

T 2 Auguft 

* Information of R. OuHer, Efq. Almen, Debrett, ^c. 
-Lords Jour. V. .p- - Ulfter, 


Auguft 1765) two fons and four daughters, viz. John- 
Denis, Lord Weftport ; Denis, (formerly an officer in 
the third regiment of horfc, ferved the office of fhcrifF for 
Mayo in 1786, and at prcfent reprefents that county in par- 
liament) ; Lady Anne, married 18 Auguft 1785 to ' Ot^ 
way, Lord Vifcount Defart ; Lady Mary, died lO June 
1776; Lady Elizabeth ; and Lady Charlotte. 
]ohn- John-Denis, the third and prefent Earl of Altamont, 
Denis, received his education at Eton, was appointed high fherifF 
3 of Mayo in 1 779, ferved in parliament for that county till 
' his fucceffion to the honours, fat firfl: as a Peer on the death 
of his father 22 November 1781, ^ was appointed a 
, member of his Majefty's moft honourable privy council in? 

1787. And 21 May fame year he married Sophia-Char- 
lotte, daughter of Richard Earl Howe. 

Titles ] John-Denis Browne, Earl of Altamont, 
Vilcount Weftport and Baron of Mount-Eagle, all in the 
county of Mayo. 

Creations.] B. of Mount-Eagle 19' Septernber 1760, 
34 Geo. II. V- Weftport 24 Auguft 1768, 8 Geo. III. and 
E. of Altamont 4 December 177 1, 12 Geo. III. 
" Arms.] Diamond, three lions paflant, between two 
gemels, in bend pearl. 

Crest.] On a wreath, an eagle difplayed, emerald. 

Supporters.] The dexter a talbot, the finifter art 
horfe, each gorged with an Earfs coronet. 

Motto.] Suivez raison. 

Seat.] Weftport in the county of Mayo, 128 miles 
from Dublin. 

* Fielding's Peerage. * Lords Jour. V. 240. 


i 277 ) 

GORE Earl of ROSS. 

biR RALPH GORE, the prefenl Earl of Rofs, 5a 
derives his defcent from John Gore of London, Efq. the John, 
father of Gerard, alfo of London, who was interred in a Gerard, 
jomb in the chancel of St. Mary Magdalen's church, 
where we find the following infcription ; 

Here Lye the Bodies of Gerard Gore, Citizen, 
Merchant-Taylof and Alderman of London, 
and of Helen his wife, who lived together , 

(married) 57 years, the faid Gerard, died 
the nth day of December 1607, in the pift 
year of his Age ; and She departed this life 
the 13th day of February, in the aforefaid year 
being 75 years old '. 

The faid Gerard and Helen, had iiTue a daughter Sarah, 
married to Sir Edward Tournour, anceftor to Earl Win- 
terton ^ ; and two fons, viz. 

Sir Paul or Powle, anceftor to this noble Lord, and (i) 

Sir John, merchanttaylor, and Alderman of London, (2) 
of w|iich city he was Lord Mayor in 1624 ^. 

Sir Paul or Powle, the eldefl Ton, and the firft of this Sir Paul, 
family whicli we meet witli in Ireland, came to this king- i 
dom in the reign of Elizabeth, commander of a troop of Baronet, 
liorfe in her army. -r In November i6o2, he was fent by 
the L. D. Mountjoy, with her Majefty's protection to Rory 
Q Ponnell, who had petitioned to be admitted to mercv, 
with dircdions to bring him to the deputy, then in Co- 
naught ; accordingly on 14 December captain Gore brought 
|iim to the town of Athlone, where, with O Conor Sligo, 


Lodge CollecR:. ^ See that title. 

^ MaiiUuu's London, II. 1196, 

27? GORE, EarlofROSS. 

he made his humble fubmiflion to the Queen, and In the 
following year was created Earl of Tyrconnel.For this 
and other fervices. Sir Paul was rewarded, by a grant from 
the Q^ieen of the barony of Boylagh and Bannagh in the 
county of Donegall, of which he was in adual poffeffion 
for fome years until K. James I. granted thefe lands to the 
Earl of Aiinandale, and in lieu thereof gave Sir Paul 3 
January 1610, a much infermr eftate ' upon the plantation 
of Uliler, viz. 1348 acres of efcheated lands called Mag- 
herabegg in the barony of Caftle-Coole and Tircannada in 
the county of Donegall, to hold the lame for ever at the an- 
nual rent of lol. i6s. fterling, which lands were ereded 
into a manor by the name of Manor-Gore. 

In the parliament which met 18 Mav 161 3, he was re- 
turned member for Ballyihannon ^ and purluant to privy 
feal dated at Windfor 8 September i62r, he was 2 Febru- 
ary following created a Baronet. He married Ifabella^ 
daughter of Francis WicklifFe, niece to Sir Thomas 
Wentworth, after Lord deputy of Ireland and Earl of 
Strafford; and dying in September 1629, was interred 
according to the diredions in his will, in the abbey church 
of Donegall, having had ifTue fix fons and kvcn daujrhters, 


(i) Sir Ralph, his heir. 

(2) Sir Arthur, of whom under the title of Arran. 

(3) Lieutenant Colonel, Henry ^ who married Mary, elder 
daughter, and coheir to Robert Blayney of Tregonan in 
the county of Montgomery alfo nf Cafrle-Blayney in the 
county of Monaghan, and nephew to Edward, the firfl 
Lord Blayney. He made his will 2 Odober 1651, and 
dying at Loughrea 2 November following was there inter- 
red, having had iifue two daughters, both named Frances, 
the elder of whom died an infant ; and the younger be- 
came firft the wife of Sir Robert King, Bart, grandfather 
to Edward, Earl of Kingfton, and fccondjy of Robert 
Choppyne of Newcaflle in the county of Longford, Efq. 

Family of Sir Francis, of Artarman in the county of Sligo, Knt. 

Artarman appointed Q February 1660 lieutenant colonel to Chidley 
Coote's regiment of foot, reprefented the county of Sligo, 
in the parliament which met 9 May 1661 *, and when 
the a6ts of fcttlement were palTcd, he had a grant dated 9 


' Lodge. 2 Commons Jour, 

5 Ulller. -* Coiumons Jour. 

G O R E, E A R L o F R O S S. 279 

May fame year, of divers lands in the counties of Kilken- 
ny, Sligo, and Galway. He married Anne, daughter and 
heir to captain Robert Parke of Sligo, alio of Newtown in 
the county of Leitrim, who died in 167 1, and by her 
(who remarried with Piercy Gethin, Efq. and died in Fe- 
bruary 1 7 13) he had iffue nine fons and three daughters^ 
viz. Robert, his heir ; Paul, of Corftown in the county of 
Kilkenny, who by Dorcas, fecond daughter of Thomas 
White of Red-Hills In the county of Cavan, Efq. had if- 
fue) ; Francis (who married the daughter of colonel Tyf- 
fan, and had iflue a fon Tyffan) ; Ralph, (Lord Mayor of 
Dublin in 17 11, died 25 January 1715, and having 

married Ifabella, daughter of Spring, fhe furvivcd 

him till I February following and then deceafed at the fame 
hour of the day on which her hufband died) ; Charles ; 
William ; Arthur ; Henry ; Richard, (of Sligo, who in 
1696, married Gertrude, daughter of Arthur Flyde of 
Caftle-Hyde in the county of Cork, Efq.) ; daughter Ifa- 
bella, married to Adam O Hara, Efq. ; Mary, to William, 
fon of Philip Ormfby of Sligo, Elq. who died in 1693 ; 
Anne ; and Elizabeth. Sir Robert, Knt. eldeft fon of Sir 
Francis, fettled at Newtown in the county of Leitrim, 
in February 167S, married Frances, eldell daughter of Sir 
Thomas Newcomen of Sutton near Dublin, Knt. (by 
Frances his fi'rfl: wife, daughter of Sir William Talbot of 
Cartown, Bart, and dying fuddenly in December 1705, 
left iflbe by her (who died I March 1735 and was buried 
at St. James's Dublin) (even fons and fix daughters, viz. 
Newcomen, who furvlved his father but died a minor ; 
Thomas, interred at St. Michan's 6. June 1685; Francis, 
born In 1687, alfo furvlved his father, and died a minor; 
Nathaniel, who fucceeded ; Robert ; Henry, died before ' 
his father ; and John, who was interred in St. Bride's 
church Dublin; daughter Catharine, born In September 
1688, died unmarried; Frances, (married firfl to Charles 
Ingoldfby of Clonderalagh In the county of Clare, Efq. * 
fecondly in 1705 to the Rev. Francis Gore); Anne, to 
John Ormjfby of Corvolick in the county of Sligo, Gent. ; 
and Mary. Nathaniel, fourth fon of Sir Robert, was born 
in 1692, he fucceeded his father, and punuant to articles 


* He was younger fon of Sir Henry Ineoldfhy ofBeg-gfiown in 
the county of Meath, Bart, and brother to Sir William Irigoldroy j 
he died i September 1704, leaving iliue Angel, man-ied in Au^uil 
j^i^ to Robert the feventh Earl of Rofcomon. 

28(5 GORE, EarlopROSS. 

dated 25 J ly 17 11, married Letitia, only daughter and 
heir to Huii'iphry Booth of Dublin, Elq. by her he had fe- 
veral children the elder of whom Booth, his heir, was cre- 
ated a Baronet 30 Auguft 1760, married Emilia, daughter 
of Brahazon Newcomen of Tallanftown in the county of 
Louth, Efq. and died 22 Auguft 1773? leaving by her who 
died in November 1778, Sir Booth his heir, now of Lyf- 
fddell m the county of Sligo, Bart. 

(5) Robert. 

(6) Chcvrles. 

(i) Daughter Lettice, became the fecond wife of Sir 

Archibald, fnn of Sir James Erfkine of Clogh, who 
was fon of Alexander, third fon of John, Earl of Mar in 
Scotland. He was made a Knight of the Bath at the coro- 
nation of K. James, but died without iffuc. 

(2) Angel, married to Edward Archdail of Caftle-Archdall 

in the county of Fermanagh, Elq. *. 


Family ^ John Archdail of Norfom-hall in the county of Norfolk (after 
of of Caitle-Archdall, nvhofc coat armour iv as azure ^ a chcveron er- 
Archdall. ^^me^ three talbotspajjant^ or,) came into Ireland in the reign of 
Q^ Elizabeth, and was fettled in the county of Fermanagh prior to 
1602, on a confiderable eftate v.hich he had purchafed from Sir 
John Neale, Knt. and Pynnar, in his Survey of Ullier, p. 87. 90, 
obferves, that m 1618 he was polfeiVed of 1000 acres of land in the 
precincl of Large and Coolemackerncn, alias Tullana, upon which 
was a bawne of lime and Itone with three flankers fifieen feet high, 
in each corner a good lodging flated, with a houfe in the bawne 
80 feet long and three i^orifs high, with a battlement about it, 
where he and his family refided ; he was alfo poirelfed of 1000 
acres, in the prccinH of Magheriboy, called Drumragh, on which 
Was a bawne of lime and ftone fixt-y feet fquare and two feet high, 
with t'AO flankers, and a houle then in bull ing, beiiig about the 
firlt ftory. On chefe eltates he planted thirty Englilh families, and 
died fo feized, as by inquifition 31 Auguft 1621: His ilfue were 
two fons, Edward, then aged 17 years, (as by faid inquifition), and 
John. Edward, the eldelt, married Angel, dau^.h'er of Sir Paul 
Gore, as in text, and by her had an only fon William, who feved 
the office of fheriif for the county of Fermanagh, and before 1688 
purchafed the lands of CoUydales, as he did divers other lands from 
William Wallace, Efq. He married the eldeft daughter of Henry 
Mervyn of Trellck (who died in 1697) eldell fon of Sir Audley of 
the Naul, Attorney-General of Ireland, and had iffue Mervyn ; 
Edward ^ aiid Angel, N.ervyn died fuddenly (at the houfe of 
William Archdaii of Dublin 27 December 1726), and was fucceed- 
cd at Calile- Archdaii by his brother Edward, who married firfl 
Frances, eldeft daughter of Sir John Caldwell of Cafile-Caldwell, 
Bart, fecondly Elizabeth, born 27 061:ober 1712, eldell daughter of 
John Cole of Florence-court in the faid county of Fermanagh, E^fq, 
grandfather to the Vifcount Ennif!<illen, and dying without ifiue 
before. 1730 (his Lady remarried 7 December 173 i with the Ho- 
aourable Byiis Molel'wortb, and died 6 January 1770), hence the 


GORE, EarlofROSS. 28i 

Elizabeth, to Henry Wray of Caflle-Wray in the coun- (3) 
ty of Donegall, Elq. 

Ifabella, to the Rev. Humphry Galbraith. (^a) 

Anne, to Stewart of Dunduffe, hfq. /^) 

Sidney, to Lewis, third fen of Sir Edward Wingfield of (6) 
Powerfcourt, Knt. and > 

Rebecca. (7) 

Sir Ralph, the fecond Baronet, fucceeded his father at Sir 

Magherabegg or Manor Gore, where with many other Ralph, 

Brjtifli inha >itants he was bcfieged and at length reduced to 2 

luch extremity as almoft compeiied hmi to furrender with- ^-'^roneLj 


only daughter Angel took poffefTion of Caftle-Archdall, and married 
Nicholas Montgomery, Efq. v\ho aliumed her name and family 
arms, and was eletted to parliament in 1738, in the room of Sir 
Gultavus Hume, Bart, for the county of Fermanagh. His faid 
wife deceafei about 1742 or 1743, leaving one fon Mervyii, 
He married fecondly Sarah, daug,hcer of Mr. Spurhng of Lon- 
don, and died in 1760, leavmg Robert-, Richara ; Nicholas (who 
married the Niece and heirefs of Doclor Walter Cope, Bifhop of 
Femes, who died in 1787, and whofe name he has aliumed) , and 
Edward. Mervyn, the only fon of the firft marriage and now of 
Caltle-Archdall, v\as ele<5ted to parliament for Fermanagh in 1761, 
in the room of his farher ; 15 July 1762 he married Mary, fiiter to 
John, Earl of Port-Arlii gton, and hatha numerous iilue. John 
Archdall, iecond fon of John of Norfam-hall, was Vicar of Lufke 

in 1664 > he married a daughter of Donellan of Croghan in the 

county of Rofcomon, Efq. and had an only fon John, Vicar of 
Lufke in the d:ocefs of Dublin from 1679 to 1690, when (owing to 
the troubles of that time) he loll his life. He married Elizabeth, 
daughter and heir to John Bernard of Drumin in the county of 
Louth, Efq, ixv.d by her (who remarried with Rev. Thomas King 
Prebendary of S .ores, by whom flie had James, Redor of St, 
Brides, Lublin, father of Robert late Dean of Kitdare, and Tho- 
mas; Robert, Alderman of Dublin, father of Macarrall, Ro- 
bert, Ja?' es, Thomas, Margaret, firW wife of Charles Gordon, 
E-fq., and Elizabeth Anne, marr'ed to Robert Kin j of Drewitown 
in the county of Meath; ana Eiizajeth, to John Macarrall, Lord 
Mayor of Dublin in 1738, and member of parliam.ent for Cailin^- 
ford in 1741. 'he made her \\\\\ j Deceiv. ber 1731, and died n: 
that year) had ifl'ue a daughter Frances, and three (ons, 
viz. John of Drumin (aIio married Anne, daughter of Robert 
Clark, Gent maue his will 9 June 1703, died in that year, ani left 
a polihumous fon John, who died unmarried 13 June i7?7)-, Wil- 
liam ; and Bernard, V^illiam of Dublin married Henrietta, daugh- 
ter of Rev. Henry GonPie, Redor of Mayo, ^cc. and died 5 Sep- 
tember 1751, leaving iiTue by his faid wife, who died about 1773, 
Mervyn, born 22 April 1723, now Redor of Slane , Henry ; An- 
gel, who by Mr. William Prellon, had William Prelton, Elq, 
called to the bnr in 1777, and appointed in 1702 a Cornniiiriorier 
of Appeal ; Elizaberh , and Caiharine. (Prerog. Office, Com*- 
mons Jour. Lufiis and S.. Werburgh'ti regitlries, and Family Papers.]) 

282 GORE, EarlofROSS. 

out hope oFquarter from the enraged and M^ rebellious Irlfh, 
and the Laggan forces, confUling of three regiments, re- 
fufing to hazard themlelves for the relief of the befieged, 
doctor John Lefiie Biihop of Clogher, made a fuccefsful 
attempt, evidencing at the indent as much perfonal valour 
as regularity of condu6l '. lo November 1641 he receiv- 
ed a commiilion from K. Charles I. bearing date at Edin- 
burgh, to be colonel of a body of 500 men raifed for the 
fuppreffion of the rebellion; in which ftafion he behaved 
with lingular bravery, and relieved many proteflants from 
the miferies of thofe t:alamitous times. He married Anne, 
fecond daughter of William, the fecond Lord Caulfeild of 
Charlemount and by her had 
Sir Sir William, of Manor-Gore, the third Baronet, who 

William, was of the privy council ro K. Charles II. and 22 January 
3 1684. was appointed Cuftos Rotulorum of the county of 
baronet. Leitrim. He was univerfally eileemed for his many amia- 
* ble virtues, and died in 1700. He married Hannah, 
elder daughter and coheir to James Hamilton, Efq. fon and 
heir to Sir Frederick of Manor-Hamilton in the county of 
Leitrim, Knt. and niece to Guftavus, created Vifcount 
Boyne, and by her (who died 16 May 1733 and was buri- 
ed at St. Mary's Dublin), he had ilTue three daughters and 
three fons. The eldeft daughter married to the Rev. John 
Smith of V/hite-hiil in the county of Fermanagh, re6i:or 
of Inifli-mac-faint in the diocefs of Clogher ; Hannah, the 
fecond, to Thomas Gledifanes of Dublin merchant ; and 
the youngeft, firft to the Rev. William Grattan, and ie- 
condly to do6tor Jofeph Story, Lord Bifhop of Kilmore. ^ 
The fons were : 
(0 Sir Ralph, who fucceeded to the title and efl:ate. 

(2) Rev. William, appointed 5 June 1716, chaplain to the 

Dean of Honourable Houfe of Commons, and two days after was 
p-!wn his made dean of Clogher, whence he was promoted 20 Janu- 
Family, ^^y 1723 to the deanery of Dov/n, and dying 6 January 
" 1731^ was interred the next day at St. Mary's, Dublin. ^- 

He married Honora Prittie of the county of Tipperary, 
and by her who died about the year 1767, had iiiue five 
fons and three daughters, viz. Ralph, (who died young 
and was interred 27 Augufl: 17 16 at St- Mary's); Willi- 
am ; Hamilton bred in the royal navy, appointed cap- 
tain of the Pegafus, floop of war, and was loft on the 
coaft of Newfoundland about the year 1775; Henry, 


* Borlace's Iriih Rebellion, Pref, xiii. and See title Conyngham. 

GORE, EarlofROSS. 283 

(captain in general Fleming's regiment, afterwards major 
of foot, and a lieutenant colonel ; 14 May 1749, he mar- 
ried Mrs. Nelbitt, fifter to Lady Cairnes, and had a 
fon, born in December 17 50, who died young, he fur- 
vived his Lady and died m 1787); Frederick, (clerk of 
the quit rents, and reprefentative in parliament for the bo- 
rough of Tulfke ; he married firft Mary, only child of 
John, the fecond Vifcount Molefworth fhe decealing in. 
September 1761, he married fecondly 27 Odober 1762, 
Mary, youngeft daughter of his uncle Sir Ralph Gore ; 
and deceafed in February 1764 without iflue by his Lady 
who lurvives him) j Francis, now living in England ; 
daughter Catharme, (married to the late Right Honourable 
Nathaniel Clements, whofe fon Robert was created Lord 
Leitrim) ; Elizabeth, to Robert Brereton, vicar of Agh- 
macart in the Queen's County ; and the youngeft to 
King, Efq. William, eldefl: furviving fon of the dean, 
was made Dean of Cafhel 14 October 1736; promoted to 
the epifcopal fee of Clonfeft 6 April 1758 ; tranflated to 
that of Elphin 3 May 1762 ; and thence to Limerick in 
February 1772. He married firft Mary, eldeft daughter 
of colonel Chidley Coote of Coote-Hall in the county of 
Rofcomon, and reli6t of Guy Moore of Abbey in the coun- 
ty of Tipperary, Efq. having no ilTue by her, he married 
fecnndly Mary, daughter of William French of Oak-port 
in*, he county of Ro'comon, late Dean of Ardagh, and de- 
eeaiing 25 February 1784, left iflue Hannah, Anne, Eli- 
zabeth, and an only fon William, cornet in the 14 regi- 
ment of Dragoons, who in July 1788, married IVfaria, 
daughter of Michael Head of Derry in the county of Tip- 
perary, Efq. 

Frederick, captain of foot in Lord Tyrawley's regiment, (3) 
and in July 1726 made a captain in general Dormer's ; he 
was Aid de-camp to his brother Sir Ralph, whilft he conti- 
nued a L. J. and in June 1744 was appointed provoft-mar- 
Ihall-ffeneral of Ireland ; he died at Bray in December 
1 761, leaving nTue 

Sir Ralph Gore, the fourth Baronet, became in right of Sir 
his mother poiTeflfed of the elfatcs of Manor-Hamilton, Ralph, 
and adorning the ifland of Ballymacmanus in Lough- 4- 
Earne, county of Fermanagh, with many elegant im- ^aronet. 
provements, gave it the name of Belk ijle. 9 October 
17 14, he was fworn of the privy council to K. George L 
was fo continued by K. George IL on his accelfion to the 



S4 G O R E, E A R L o F R O S S, 

thronf, and 8 Auguft 171 7 was conftituted chancellor of 
the exchequer. He reprelcnted the county of Donegal! in 
parliament, and 14 October 1729, was chofen fpeaker of 
the Houfe oF Commons, in the room of the Right Hon. 
William ConoUy ; 22 April 1730 he was fworn one of the 
L. J. of the kingdom, as he was again 24 April 1732, 
and dying 23 February following, was interred in Chrift- 
church Dublin (having made his will 5 February 1726). 
He married firft a daughter of Sir Robert Colvill of New- 
jtoAvn in the county of Down, Knt. by her he had Han- 
nah, married 28 June 1727 to John Donellan, Efq. and 
Rofe in July 1733, to the Right Honourable Anthony Ma- 
lone, uncle to Richard Lord Sundeilin. He married fc- 
condly Khzabeth, onlv daughter of dodor St. George 
. Aihe, Lord Biiliop of Clogher * and by her (who died 7 
December 1741), he left ilFue three Tons and four daugh- 
ters, viz. Sir St. George, and Sir Ralph, fucceilivc 
Baronets; Richard, (born i6 06t:ober 1728, fettled at San- 
dymount in the county of Wicklow, is now living, and 
has iffue two fons) ; daughter Jane, (born 25 Janu- 
ary 17 19, to whom her uncle Richard St. George, be- 
queathed 2000I. and married in 1744 to Charles Coote, 
Efq.); Elizabeth, born 17 March 1720 and married 6 
April 1743 to Frederick Cary-Hamilto:i, Efq. fecond fon. 
of Henry Cary of Dungiven in the county of Derry, Efq. 
and chofen to parliament for that county in November 
fame year); Catharine, born 7 November 1723, married 
14 June 1744 to James Daly of Carrownekclly in the 
county of Gal way, Efq. and had ilTue * ; and Mary, the 


* Sir George St:, George of Dunmore in the county of Galway, 
JCtir. uncle to George who died Lord St. George, died in Odober 
171 1, leaving one fon Richard of Dunmore, who in June 1686, 
married Anne, daugh'er of John Eyre of Eyre-court, Efq. and 
died without ilfue in September 1726, whereby his four filters be- 
came his coheirs, viz. Elizabeth, lecond wife of Sir William Par- 
fons of Paifonilown in the King's County, Bart, and died without 

jlfue in February 1739; Emilia, m.arried to Rev. Carletori 

made Dean of Corke in February 1721, and (he died without ilfue ; 
Jane, (to Dotlor St, George Aflie, mentioned in the text, and died 
5 Augull 1741, having had iilue St. George Aflie, Efq. who died 
in January 1721 ; and Elizabeth, Lady Gore,' vvho became heir to 
her brother) ; and Catharine, to Doctor Charles Crow, Lord Bifliop 
of Cloyne, by whom (he was mother of Sackville Crow, Efq. who 
died unmarried. Hence I^ady Gore becanie fole heir to her grands 
father, Sir George St. George. (ColleCtion.s.) 

' See Mfijjwell E. of Farnhaxii, 11, 

GORE, EarlofROSS. 285 

younfrefl: daughter was mairied 27 Oflober 1762 to Frede- 
rick Gore, Efq. fifth Ton of her uncle Williani, dean of 

Sir St. George Gore, St. Georo:e, the elded: fon and fifth Sir St.- 
Baronet, was born 25 June 1722, and affumcd the fur- George, 
name of St. George, as heir to his mother. In Odober 5 
1 741 he was chofen rcprefentative in parhamenr tor the ^^ronet. 
county of Donegail, of which county he was appointed 
governor in April 1748; 22 September 1743 he married 
Anne, only daughter of the Right Honourable Francis 
Burton of Buncraggy, and fifter to Francis-Pierpoint, late 
Lord Conyngham , Ihe died at Bath 23 April 1745, and 
he deceafing without ifiTue 25 September 1746, was inter- 
red at Caftletown in the county of Kildare ^ He was 
fucceeded by his next brotlier 

Sir Ralph Gore, the fixth Baronet, and prefent Earl of Sir 
Rofs, who was born at B.lliJJj 23 November 1725 ; re- Ralph, 
ceived his education in the Univer'ity of Dublin, and pre- ^"'^''^ ^^ 
ferring the military profeiTion bought a lieutenancy in No- *^olS' 
vember 1744 in Johnfon's or 2>3 regiment of foot, foon af- 
ter which he joined his regiment in Flanders, and about 
the end of 1745, purchafed a company. At the battle of 
Fontenoy i May 1745 O. S. he gave uncommon proofs of 
bravery, and had his ri^-ht arm (battered by a mufket ball, 
from this accident he fpeedily recovered, and was prefent ' 
at every material action or fkirmilh durins; the two enfuing 
campaigns. At the battle of Val, or LafFcItt fought 2 Ju- 
ly 1747 N. S. (where the mifcondu6l of the Dutch, loft 
the day to the Englifli), the lieutenant colonel and major 
being wounded early, the eldefl: captain killed, and the 
captain of the grenadiers detached, the command of the 
batallion devolved on captain Gore, who in this ftation, 
evinced fuch extraordinary courage and condu<Si: that the 
Duke of Cumberland on the following day, returned him 
his thanks at the head of the regiment. In 174B, he re- 
figned, or rather prefented his company to lieutenant 
D'Efcuiry. i May 1745 * he was eleded to parliament 


* It is worthy of remark, xh^t nine of this fivmily were in the 
|iarliament which met 8 06Vober 1751, viz. Sir Ralph, after 
Lord Rofs, for the county of Donegail ; Sir Arthur, after Earl 
of Arran, for fame county ; Frederick, fifth fon of William, Dean 
f Down, for Tulfke ; Paul-Anneflev of Gotletltowii, brother to 


' Exfhaw's Magazine Decembei- 174^, and Colle^ions. 

ci^6 G O R E, E A R L o F R O S S. 

' for Donegall on the deceafe of his brother, and is joint go- 
vernor of that county with Robert Lord Leitrim and the 
Right Honourable William Conyngham. On 17 Janua- 
ry 1760 he was appointed lieutenant colonel commandant 
of the 92 regiment or Donegall light infantry, (reduced in 
April 1763) confifting of 9C0 men, which he raifed and 
clothed m 4 months at his own expence , and 11 June 
1764 his prefent Majelly was pleafed by privy fcal at St. 
Jamea^'s and patent at Dublin 30 of fame month % to ad- 
vance him to the Peerage of Ireland by the title of Baron 
Gore of Manor- Gore m the county of Donegall ; he fat 
as a Peer in parliament 24 November 1 767 -^ ; he was fur- 
ther promoted 'y the ftyle and title of Vifcount Bellifle in 
the county of Fermanagh, by privy feal at St. James's 26 
July 1768 (patent at Dublin 25 Auguft following 4), took 
his leat in parliament by that title 23 November 1769 5 
and was created Earl of Rofs in the fame county, for which 
honour the privy feal at St. James's bears date 23 Ofitober 
1 77 1, patent at Dublin 4 January ^' following, and as fuch 
he took the accuftomed oaths and his feat 16 February 
1772 ^. 25 May 1772, his Lordlhip obtained the rank of 
colonel in the army, was promoted to that of major-general 
29Augufti777; advanced to the Irilh flaff in July 1779, 
and conftituted a lieutenant general, 26 November 1782 *, 
17 May 1 781, he was appointed colonel of the 32 (or 
Cornwal) regiment of foot, and in 1788 was appoint- 
ed commander in chief of the military eftablilhment of 
Ireland in the abfcnce of the Right Honourable lieutenant 


the fald Sir Arthur, for the county of Mayo ; William of Wood- 
fort, grandfon of Sir Arthur firft Baronet, for the county of Lei- 
trim-, Ralph Gore of Barrowmount, for the city of Kilkenny ; and 
of the family of Tenelick (grandfons to the firft Sir Arthur) Arthur 
was member for the county of Longford ; John, late Lord Annaly, 
for Jameilown , and Henry, now of Tenelick, for Killibeggs. 
(Commons Jour, YIIL 25a to 260.) The unanimity of TKE 
NIKE 'Gores, long continued proverbial, confequently their in- 
fluence in the fenate, may be more eafily imagined than defcribed, 

^ Information of R. Oufley, Efq. and Colle6lions. 
- Rot. de Anno 4 Geo. lU. 2. p. f R. 8. 
^ Lords Journ. IV. 442. 

^ Rot. de Anno 8 Geo. III. 2*. p. D. R. 39, 40. and Signet 

5 Lord? Jour. IV. 518. 

Rot. Anno 12 Geo. III. 1*. p. D. R. 2C. 

7 Lords Jour. IV. 614. 

8 Mr. Oufley and Eeatfon. 

G O R E, E A R L o F R O S S. , 287 

general William Auguftus Pitt. 23 February 1754 he 
married firft Catharine, eldeft lifter of the Right Honour- 
able Thomas Conolly, and Ihe decealing 4 May 1771, 
without furviving ilTue ; his Lordfhip 22 October 1773, 
married to his fecond and prefent Lady, AHce, youngeft 
daughter of the late Right Honourable Nathaniel Cle- 
ments, and lifter to Robert, Lord Leitrim, and by her Lady- 
fhip, hath an only furviving fon 

Ralph, Lord Gore, born 3 Odober 1774 ^ at Bingfield 
county of Cavan. 

Titles.] Sir Ralph Gore, Earl of Rofs, VifcounC 
Bellifle, Baron Gore of Manor-Gore, and Baronet. 

Creations.] Bart. 2 February 1621, 19 Jac. L B. 
Gore of Manor-Gore in the county of Donegall 30 June 
1764, 4 Geo. IIL V. BelHfle of Bellifle in the county of 
Fermanagh 25 Auguft 1768, 8 Geo. IIL and E. of Rofs 
in faid county 4 January 1772, 12 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Ruby, afefs, between three crofs croflets, fit- 
chee, topaz. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a leopard rampant, pearl. 
Supporters.] Two leopard's collared plain, pearL 
Motto.] Sola Salus Servire Deum. 

Seats.] Bellifle in Lough-Earne in the county of Fer- 
managh, 78 miles from Dublin, and Dunmore in the coun- 
ty of Galway, 90 miles from Dublin. 

Lodge CoUccl. 


f 288 ) 


53 JL HIS ancient family derives Its defcent from Colwyn 
Colwyn. gp Xagno, one of the fifteen tribes of Gwynedd : He 
lived in the time of Prince Anarawd, about the year of 
our Lord 875 ; was Lord of Ardudwy, now a part of A^k- 
rionethfhire, and of Evioneth, one of the hundreds of 
Caernarvon, and alfo of part of Llyn ; his pofterity at 
this day poflefs mod of the land in thofe countries. His 
grandfons AfTer, Merlon, and Gwgan, the fons of Mer- 
wydd ap Colwyn, wee grown up to man's eftate In the 
beginning of the reign of Prince Griffith ap Conan, and 
lived in Llyn about the year 1080 S when Griffith firft 
laid claim to the Principality of Wales. His dwelling is 
faid to have been at Bronv/onfawr, called afterwards from 
liini, Caer-Colwyn, and now Harleigh-caftle. The arms 
of Colwyn are now borne by this family. 

Colwyn Tagnonis in agro 
Fert inter flexum tria Candida lilia florum 
Kege fub Anrado vir magni nominis. 

Adda. From Colwyn defcended in the fifth generation. Adds 
Vaughan, who married Dido, daughter and heir to 
Evan Coch ap Griffith, paternally defcended from Sifillt, 
Lord of Merioneth. By this marriage the lands and feat 
of Trawfcoed in the county of Cardigan, South Wales, 
came to this family, and has fince continued its principal 
rcfidence. From this marriage, in the courle of nine de- 
fcents, was 
Edward. Edward Vaughan, Efq. who married to his fecond 


* Chiefly compiled from a pedigree furhillied by the Earl of 
I/ifbu ?;;.. 

Powel's Wales, 109. 


-^A'lre, Jane, daughter of Sir Thomas Jones of Abermacles 
in the county of Caermarthen) Knt. and widow of John 
Stedman of Kilkennin in the county of Cardigan, Efq. 
hy her he had feveral children, all of whom deccafed with- 
out iflfue ; but by his firft wife Lettice, daughter of John 
Stedman of Strata-Florida in the county of Cardigan, he 
had iffuc one daughter (who became the wife of John 
Stedman of Strata-Florida, Efq. fon of John Stedman 
abovementloried) and three fons, viz. 

John, who fucceeded his father. (,^ 

Morris, who died unmarried, and (2) 

Henry, who v/as feated at Kilkennin in the county of (3) 
Cardigan, married Mary, fecond daughter and coheirefs 
to John Stedman of Kilkennin, Efq. and dying in 1663 
left three daughters his coheirs, viz. Jane, the eldeft, 
married to Sir Matthew Price of Newtown in the county 
of Montgomery, Bart. ; the fecond to Morgan Herbert 
of Havod in the county of Cardigan, Efq. ; and the third 
to Thomas Lloyd of Llanbantog in the county of Carmar- 
then, Efq. 

John, the eldeft foh, was born in 1603, and proved an Joha^ 
acquilition to the bar and bench, as a lawyer and a judge. 
He was educated at the King's fchool in Worcefter, un- 
der the famous Henry Bright, from whence, in five years^ 
he was removed to Chrift's Churchy Oxon, where, al- 
though he had a tutor of the College, yet his education 
was more efpecially entrufted to an uncle of his own then 
a fellow of All-Souls College, and a man of learning and 
prudence. 4 November 1621 he was admitted oftheln- 
Tier Temple, Avhere he addidedhimfelf to poetry, the ma- 
thematics and fuch ftudies, neglecting the fcverer one of 
the laws of England, till he at length became acquainted 
with the celebrated John Selden, who foon difcovering a 
ready wit and found judgment, ftudioufly afforded him oc^ 
Calion of difplaying thefe qualifications, by admitting him 
to the converfation of himfelf and his contemporaries, 
where having been infT:ru6ted in the value of civil learn- 
ings he foori after applied clofely to that courfe of ftudy, 
and particularly to the laws of England, which he after 
made his profcflion, and was called to the bar, where his 
practice was for the mod part in the Star-Chamber, and 
there he became very eminent. He was eleded burgeis 
for the town of Cardigan in the Engliih parliament which 
met 3 November 1640, where he evinced hh univerfal 
Vol. IIL U kipwledg^^ 


knowledge, and took an a6live part, with other emineni 
men of that time, againft the arbitrary and oppreffive 
mcafures which then prevailed ; but when K. Charles 
withdrew from Whitehall to Hampton-court, and the rent 
between him and the parliament becoming too vifible, fee- 
ing the ftorm cncreafe and no hopes of allaying it by 
jull and moderate counfels, he left the houfe of commons, 
from which, by a vote of that houfe, he was foon after 
fecluded, and betook himfelf to the practice of thofc 
duties in which he was capable of ferving his Prince. 
From the year 1641, when he retired from the parlia- 
ment, until 1660, he forfook his profeflion, for rn that 
interval he never received a fee, nor could he be pre- 
vailed on to appear in a court of juftice, although highly 
importuned to it ; and the reafon he affigned for doing fa 
was, that he confidered it the duty of every honeft man to 
decline as far as in him lay, any jurifdi(9:ions which did 
not originate in his lawful prince. Thus for near twenty 
years he paffed a retired life until 1661, when he wa& 
cleded to ferve as knight of the fhire for Cardigan. He 
was conftituted 22 May 1668, Chief Juftice of the Courf 
of Common Pleas, in which high office he died 10 De- 
cember 1674, and was interred in the Temple church, 
adjoining the grave of his ineftimable friend Selden, (who 
liad bequeathed part of his fortune to him as one of his 
executors), and a marble monument is eredcd to his me- 
miory, with this infcription : 

Hie fitus eft Johannes Vaughan Eques auratus, capi- 
talis Jufticiarius de Com. Banco, Filius Edw. Vaughan de 
Trowfcoed in agro Dimetarum arm. unus e quatuor per- 
do6ti Seldeni executoribus et flabili amicitia iludiorumquc 
communione a Tyrocinio intimus et percarus. Natuij 
erat xiii die Sept. 1603, denatus Die x Decem. 1674, 
qui juxta hoc marmor depoiitui adventum^Chrifti propitium 
'cxpetat *. 


* Lord Clarendon, In a chcivafter very inidloufly drawn of hini^ 
\entions, that he looked moft into thoie parts of the law that dil- 
j>ofed him to leait reverence for the crown, and mod' to popular 
authority, but without inclination to any change of government; 
ii condud that in thefe times will be remembered fo his honour, 
and ierve rather to illuftrate than deprefs his charader : which is 
-further confirmed by numerous refpedable teilimomeSj i^ Mr. 
/tStlden, Sir John Hawles, and others. (Pedigree,) 


He married Jane, eldeft daughter and coheir to John 
Stedman of Kllkennin in the county of Cardigan, Efq. 
by whom he had a daughter, married to Richard Herbert 
of Swaniea in the county of Glamorgan^ Efq. ; and a fon 
and heir 

Edward, who fucceeded his father, on his promotion Edward, 
to the Chief Jufliceftiip, as knight of the fhire for Cardi- 
gan, and diftlnguifhed himfelf in the houfe of commons 
on the motl: interefling fubjebs . Bifhop Burnet, in his 
Hiftory of his ov/n Times, ranks him amongfl: thofe emi- 
nent men who preferved the conftitucion in that critical 
conjundure, and bears teflimony to his great integrity, and 
the public fervice he did. He was for a fhort time one of 
the Lords Commiflioners of the Admiralty, and dying at 
Ludlow in Shropfhire, was there buried in 1683. 

He married Letitia, daughter of Sir William Hooker^ 
Knt. and had IfTue two fons and three daughters, vlz- 
John, his heir ; Selden, who died unmarried ; the eldeft 
daughter was married firft to Robert Davis of Llanorth in 

the county of Flint, Efq. and fecondly to Pennant, 

Efq. ; the fecond to John Owen of Cundover in the coun- 
ty of Salop, Efq. ; and the third died unmarried. 

John* fucceeding his father, reprefented the county of Johft, 
Cardigan in feveral parliaments. At the acceffion of K. i 
Georo-e L he was appointed Lord Lieutenant and Cuftos Vlfcount. 
Rotuiorum of that county, and by patent, under the 
great feal of England, dated 29 June 1695, he was creat- 
ed Baron of Fethers (Featherd) and Vifcount Lifburne. 

He married Lady Mallet Wilmot, third daughter of 
John, Earl of Rochefter, (by Elizabeth his tvife, daugh- 
ter and fole heir to John Mallet of Enmore in the county 
of Somerfet, Efq.) fifter and coheif toher brother Charles, 
Earl of Rochefter, and his Lordfhip deceafed in 1720* 
leaving iflue by her who died in 17 16, three fons and 
three daughters, viz. John, who fucceeded to the ho- 
nours ; Wilmot, who fucceeded his brother; Henry, who 
died unmarried ; daughter Anne, married to Sir John 
Prideaux of Netherton in the county of Devon, Bart. ; 
Elizabeth, and Letitia died unmarried. 

John, the fecond Vifcount, in 1721 was appointed j^i.^,^ 
Lord Lieutenant and Cuftos Rotuiorum of the county of a 
Cardio-an, and in 1727 chofen to reprefent that (hire In Vifcount, 

U a parliament. 

Parliamentary, and Grey's Debates. 


parliament. He married firfl: the daughter of Sir John 
Bennet, Knt. ferjeant at iaw, and fhe dying 31 July 1723 
ivithout ilTue, he married Iccondly in 1725 Dorothy, 
daughter of Richard Hili of Herrblafs in the county of 
Montgomery, Efq. by v/hom he had one daughter Mallet, 
born in 1727, and (ince deceafed. Hi? Lordfliip coming 
to Ireland to take his feat in the Houfe ot Peers, was not 
admitted in that houfe, by reafon his father had neglected 
to enroll his patent, purfuant to a claufe therein contain- 
ed, in virtue of an a6l of parliament for that purpofe, 
whereupon, 29 March 1736, he prefented a petition to 
the Houfe of Lords, fetting forth, *^ That John Vaughan 
*^ of Trawfcoed in Cardiganlhrre, Efq. his father. Was 
by patent under the great feal of England, dated 29 
June, 7 of K. William, created a Peer of Ireland, by 
the ftyle and title of Baron of Featherd and Vifcount 
*^ Lifburne ; that his faid father died before he had an op- 
*' portunity of taking his feat in parliament, and the ho- 
*^ nour defcending to him the petitioner, he came into 
this kingdom, in order to attend the fervice of th(* 
houfe this prefent feiiion of parliament ; that having 
*' miflaid his Avrit of fummons, which was fent to him in- 
to Great Britain, on the calling of this prefent parlia- 
ment, he applied to the Lord Chancellor for a renewal 
thereof, but could not obtain the fame, frOm an objec- 
tion made by his Lordihip, that the faid letters patent 
had not been enrolled in the High Court of Chancery, 
** purfuant to a claufe therein contained ; that being a 
^^ minor at the time of his father's death, and living in 
* Great Britain ever (ince he came of age, and having 
*^ had the faid writ of fummons fent to him, did not ex- 
*' pe6t to have any obje6j:ion made againft the renev/a5 
thereof; and humbly praying their Lordlhips to take 
the premiffes into coniideration, and to grant him fuch 
relief as their Lordlhips, in their great juftice and wif* 
*' dom, {hould think fit." The houfe referred the peti- 
tion to the committee for privileges, to coniider and report 
their opinion '. 

But the next day the L. L. proroguing the parliament 
110 further proceedings were had thereupon ; and his Lord- 
ihip dying at his feat of Trovvicocd in the county of Cardi- 
gan, 15 January 1741 without ilFue male, was fucceeded 
fey bis neit brother 


Lords Jobtnalsj III; 560^ 


Wilmot, the third Vifcount, who, in 1744, was ap- Wllmot, 
pointed Lord Lieutenant of the county of Cardigan. In 3 
1727 he married Elizabeth, eldeft daughter of Thoma* Vifcount. 
Watfon of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Efq. and dying at 
Trowfcoed 19 January 1766, left ifTue by her two fons 
and one daughter, Elizabeth, who married Thomas Lloyd 
of Abertrinant in the county of Cardigan^ Efq. ^ and died 
in January 1784 : the fons were 

Wilmot, heir to his father, and (i) 

John, who was appointed in 1746 a Cornet in the (2) 
tenth regiment of dragoons, and proceeding through the 
feveral military ranks, ferved in the former war in Ger- 
many, North America, and the Weft Indies, particularly 
at the taking of Martinico, where, at the head of a battar 
lion of grenadiers, he diftinguifhed himfelf in the reduc- 
tion of that ifland. He was appointed, n May 1775, 
Colonel of the fortieth regiment, which being ordered to 
North America, he ferved as brigadier and major general 
on that ftaff; he was appointed 29 January 1777 major 
general on the Britifh eftablifhment, and led the grena- 
diers to the attack of Brooklyn in Long-Ifland ; at the 
landing on New York Illand he firft advanced at the head 
of the fame corps, and in afcending the heights was 
wounded in the thigh ; he commanded the attack at Fort 
Montgomery on the North-River, where his horfe was 
killed by a cannot-ihot as he was difmounting to lead the 
troops to ftorm that fort in which he fucceeded, and is noticed 
particularly in Sir Henry Clinton's orders, dated 9 October 
1777, in thefe words, '^ Fort Montgomery henceforth to 
*^ be diilinguilhed by the name of Fort Vaughan, in me- 
'' mory of the intrepidity and noble perfeverance which 
*' major general Vaughan fhewed in the affault of it.'' 
After the campaign in 1779, he returned to England, and 
was in the December following, appointed Commander 
in Chief of his Majelly's forces at the Leeward lilands- 
3 February 1 7 81, in conjunction with the fleet under Ad- 
miral Lord Rodney, he took the ifland of St. Euflatius, and 
refigned the command the fame year. In 177^ he was ap- 
pomted Governor of Fort William, and is now a Lieute- 
nant General, Colonel of the fortieth regiment, and go- 
vernor of Berwick, Vv'hich town he reprefents in this as he 
did m the two laft parliaments. 

^'^ U3 \Yihm, 

' Fielding's Peerage, 


Wilmot, Wilmot, now Earl of Lifburne, the eldeft fon ofthr 
Earl of lafl: Vifcount, fucceeded his father ; in 1755 he was cho- 
Lifburne. fen to reprefent the county of Cardigan in parliament, and 
was appointed in 1760 Lord Lieutenant of that county. 
Thomas Watfon, Efq. his mother's brother, dying 6 Ja- 
nuary 1766, he bequeathed to him his whole eftate. In 
1768 he was appointed one of the LorJs Commiffioners of 
V Trade and Plantations, and in 1770 one of the Lords of 
the Admiraity, which office he continued to fill till the ge- 
neral change in 1782. He was advanced to the dignity of 
Earl of Lifburne by privy feal dated at St. James's 24 June, 
and by patent at Dublin 18 July 1776 '. 

He married in July 1754 Elizabeth, only daughter of 
Tofeph Gafcoigne Nightingale of Mamhead in the county 
of Devon, and of Enfield in the county of Middlefex, 
Efq- by Elizabeth Shirley his wife, daughter and coheir 
10 Walhington, Earl Ferrers, and fifler and at length fole 
heir to her brother Wafhington Nightingale, Efq. who 
died in 1754; and by her, who died 19 May 1755, hi 
Lordfhip had one fon, Wilmot, Lord Vaughan, born 3 
May 1755. He married fecoridly 19 April 1763, Doro- 
' thy, eldeft daughter of John Shafto of Whitv/orth in the 

county of Durham, Efq- by whom he has iffue one fon 
and two daughters, viz. John, born 3 March 1769; 
Lady Dorothy-Elizabeth, born 13 May 1764 5 and Lady 
Mallet, born 30 July 1765. 

Titles.] Wilmot Vaughan, Earl and Vifcount Lif- 
burne, Baron Vaughan and Baron Fethers. 

Creations.] B. Vaughan, B. Fethers and V. Lif- 
burne, 25 June 1695, 7 William III. and E. of Lifburne 
in the county of Antrim, 16 July 1776, 17 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Diamond, a Cheveron, between three fleurs dc 
, lis, pearl. 

Crest.] On a wreath, an armed arm bent at the 
elbow, brandifhing a fleur de lis, all proper. 

Supporters.] The dexter a dragon, with wings 
expanded, reguardant, emerald, gorged with a plain col- 
lar, diamond, edged, pearl, charged with three fleurs 
de lis, as in the coat, having a golden chain thereto 
affixed ; the finifler an unicorn reguardant, pearl, his 
horn, mane, tufts and hoofs topaz, gorged and chained 
as the dexter. 


^ Rot. pat, de Anno 16 Geo. III. 4. p. f. R. i. 


Motto.] Non revertar Inultus. 

Seats.] Trowfcoed (CrolTwood), in the county of 
Cardigan ; Mamhcad, in the county of Devon ; and 
Gdndon-Ridge in the county of Durham. 


>^^@ </ < -< - ^ 


biRJOHNMEADE, of Balllntobber In the coun- 54. 
ty of Cork, Knt. anccftorto the Earl of ClanwiUiam, was Sir John, 
one of the mod eminent lawyers of his time ; he was judge " ' 
of the palatinate court of Tipperary, and attorney-general ^^^^^^* 
to James, Duke of York. In 1685 he was appointed by 
commiflion dated 14 July, with Sir John Rogers, Knt. the 
King's commiffioners of oyer and terminer and goal deli- 
very within the county and county crofs of Tipperary, for 
thefe four pleas of the crown, viz. burning of houfes, 
rapes, foreftalling, and treafure-trove ^ In the parlia- 
ment which met 7 May 1689, he with Jofeph Coghlan, 
Efq. reprefented the Univerlity of Dublin, and were the on- 
ly proteftants in the Houfe of Commons ; of which he was 
alfo a member, in the reigns of K. William, and Q. 
Anne, and by the latter was created a Baronet purfuant to 
privy fignet dated at St. James's 26 September and patent 
at Dublin 29 May 1703 \ 14 June 1688, he married 
Elizabeth, eldeft daughter of Pierce, the lecond Vifcount 
Jkerrin ^ and deceafed 12 January 1706, having had iflue 


' Rot. Anno 1 Jac. II. 1*. p. f. R. 13. 

? Rolls in Chancery. 

^ Lodge, Edit. 1754, II. 225, n. and Articles dated 30 * 


by her, who died in Abbey-flreet Dublin, in December 
1757 aged 88, four fons and four daughters, viz. William, 
who died of a fever, aged 13 years ; James, died young ; 
Sir Pierce, and Sir Richard, fycceffive Baronets ; daughter 
Hellen, (married purfuant to fettlement dated 31 January 
171 1 to Richard Ponfonby of Crotto in the county of Ker- 
ry, Efq. and died there 28 March 1743, without iffue) 5 
Catharine, (fird purfuant to articles 10 and 11 June was 
married 28 of that month to Thomas Jones of Ofbertf- 
townenn Kildare, Efq. who dying 9 July fcllowing, fne 
remarried- with Neherniah Donnellan of Nenagh, Efq. re- 
prefentativein parliament for the county of Tipperary, and 
bad a fon Nehemiah, who married Catharine, only child 
of David Nixon, Efq. and died in 1783) ; J/Tary, 23 Fe- 
bruary 17^7 tQ Denis Mac-Carthy of Cloghroe in the 
county of Cork, Efq. ') ; Jane, died unmarried ; and 
Blizabeth, married firll: Sir Ralph Frcke of Rathbarry in 
Cork, Bart, fecondly James, the fourth Baron of King- 
fton and died at Ulton-court in Berkdiirej 6 October 
1750, leaving feveral children, of whom Margaretj the only 
furvivor was mother of the prcfent Vifcountefs Kingfbo- 
rough -. 
Sir Pierce, [3- Pierce, the eldefl: furviving fon, became the fecond 
^ ^ Baronet, but dying of the fmall pox at tlie age of 17 
cjj. * years, was fucceeded by his brother Sir Richard, the third 
Richard, Baronet, who ferved in parliament for the borough of 
3 Kingfale ^ married in April 1736 Catharine, da-^ip-h- 
IBaronet. j-^p qj- H^nry Prittie of Kilboy in the county of Tip- 
perary, Efq. and dying 27 April 1744, left iifne by her 
(who remarried 6 Odober 174^ with the late Sir Henry 
Cavendiih, Part, and died 2i March 1779) one daughtt;r 
Elizabethy married to the mod Rev- and Hon. Jofeph- 
Deane Burke, Archbi(hop of Tuam ; fecond fon of John, 
Earl of M^yo ; and a foil and fucceflor 
fvr Johr.j Sir John, the fourth Baronet, and prefent Earl of Clan- 
Ear] of wiiham, who was born 2i April 1744, received his edu- 
tvlanwil- (nation in the Univerfity of Dublin, and afterwards purfi'- 
td his travels on the continent. In 1766 he v/as advanc- 
ed to the Peerage by the titles of Baron of Gilford, and Vif- 
count Clanwiliiam, for which the privy feal is dated 25 
f)eptember, and the patent 17 November fame vear \ ll(i 

' ' fat 

St. Mary'f^ Reglfty. 

5 Lodgfi, Edit. i754, III. 162. 

' Anno 7 Geo. HI. 4*. p. f. R. ^7. 



fat as a Peer in parliament 22 Odober 1767 ' and 20 Ju- 
ly 1776 ^ was created Earl of Clanwilliam, purfuant to 
privy feal dated at St. Jarnes's 26 June preceding. His 
Lordftiip took the oaths and his feat by this title 10 No- 
vember 1779 ^.29 Augull 1765 he married Theodofia, 
fole daughter and heir' to Robert-Hawkins Magill of Giil- 
hall in the county of Down, Elq. by Lady Anne his wife, 
fecond daughter of John, Earl Darnley ^, by her Lady- 
fhip who was born 5 September 1743 he hath had iilue fiv<* 
fons and five daughters, viz. Richard, Lord Gilford born 16 
May 1766; Robert, who died young; Robert, born 18 
January J77S ; Pierce; John; Lady Anne, born 24 April 
1768, married in April 1788 to William Whaley, Efq. 
, ' fecond 

* John MaglU of Gill-hall in the county of Down, Efq. l^y hi'; 
will dated 15 January 1676, proved 7 October 1677, left all his fee- 
fimple eiiates in the county of Down, to his grandfon, the fon of 
i^ieutenant William Johnitoxi, he taking npon him the name cf 
Magill (the lands of Tolecarne then in poiTeirion of his fervant John 
Magill excepted) and in failure of his ilfue, remainder to the fon of 
Mary Hawkins^ alias Jchnfton, he taking upon him the name of 
Magill ; remainder to the foil of Sufanna Johniion remainder to 
the next of his own kindred of the name of Magill. Bequeathed to 
fcis grand-daughter Sufanna loool, to his nephew William Slofe 
his four townUnds in the county of Afmagh ; mentioned his fifter, 
Jane Crawford, and his coufm James Magill, with his ion Hugh. 
The faid John Magill (fon of William Johnllon) fucceeding to the 
ellates, v.s created a Baronet, and 3 June 1683 married Arabella- 
Sufanna, eldeil furviving daughter of Hugh, Lord Hamilton, Baron 
ofGlenawly, but dying in July 1701, without furviving ilfue. the 
laid eftates devolved on Robert, fon of the faid Mary Hawkins 
alias Johnfton, who alTuraed the name of Magill, and was feated at 
Gill-hall I he reprefented the county of Down in parliam.ent ; 
jried firft in 1728, Rachel, eldeft daughter of Clotworthy Skefhng- 
ton, Vifcount MalTareene, and relid of Randal, fourth Earl of 
Antrim, and by her who died 13- April 1739 he had an only fou 
John, baptized 16 Oftober 1729, who died 28 May 1736. He 
married fecondly, 17 September 174.2, Lady Anne Bligh, fecond 
daughter of John, Earl Darnley, and dying 10 April 1745 was bu- 
ried at Ballyroney, purfuant to the dire>5lions of his will, dated^7 
April fam year, reaving had ilTue by h's Lady (who remarried m 
December 1748, with Bernard, late Lord Bangor, and died at 
Bath in February 1789) three daughters, Theodofia : Rofe born 2, 
September 1744, died fame morith ^ and Rofe, born i Augult 
?745, who died 18 January' 1747 ;" Theodofia', the eldeft, thus be- 
came fole heir, and fhe married as in text. (Lodge, Edit, 
1754,1. i}6.n.ll. 122, 123. .218, n. in. 67, and Collections.) y 

' Lords Journals, IV. 413. 

2 Rot, Anno 16 Gea, lU. 4. p. f. R. 5- 

* Lords Jour, V. 136, 



fecond fon of the late Richard Chapel Whaley ofWhaley- 
Abbey in the county of Wicklow, Efq. ; Lady Catharine, 
born 7 O^ober 1778; Lady Theodolia-Sarah-Frances^ 
and Lady Meliefina-Adelaide '. 

Ti T LES.] Sir John Meade, Earl and Vifcount of Clan- 
tirilJiam^ Baron of Gilford, and Baroneto 

Creations.] Bart. 29 May 1703, 3 Q. Anne, B. 
Gilford and V. Clanwilliam 25 September it66, 7 Geo^ 
IIL and E of Clanwilliam 2o July 1776, 16 of the fame 

Arms.] Saphire, a cheveron Ermine, between thrt6 
trefoils flipt, pearl. 

Crest.] On a wreath 4 fpread eagle, diamond. 

Supporters.] The dexter an eagle^ the finiftcr a fal- 
con, with chains affixed. 

Motto.] Tousjours Prest. 

Seat.] Liffane in the county of Tipperary, 80 miles 
from Dublin. 



^^ A HIS family of Grenville, Granville, Greinville, cr 
Grenevyle has been feated at Wotton in the county of 
Buckingham, from the reign of K. Henry J. * and Prince 


* As is apparent, fays Collins, from the charter of Walter Glf- 
fard, Earl of Buckingham, therein he granted to the priory of 
Newenton-Longville in Bucks, all the tythes in Buckirghamj and 




in his Worthies of Devon, eflablifties the opinion of their 
bein. a collateral branch of the Granvilles in the county 
of Devon, which opinion is farther confirmed by George, . 
Lord Landfdown, who gave an account of his family to 
More R I, the learned lexicographer, and there deduced 
their common defcent, viz. from Kollo, the firft Puke of 

Richard de Granville, who came into England with Hichard, 
William the Conqueror, married a daughter of Walter 
GifFard Earl of Buckingham and Longueville (who was 
created to that honour by the Conqueror, from which King 
he alfo received 48'Lordrhips in the county of Bucking- 
ham, called the honour of Giffbrd, and alfo the honour 
of Crendon, of which Wotton and Chilton were mem- 
bers) I The faid Richard had iffue feveral fons, of whom 
Richard de Greinville* was anceftor to the Earls of Bath ; 


in feveral other adjacent places in that county, including thofe of 
Chilcon, ?nd Wotton the ieat of the GrenvlUe family, and which 
Lcrdfbip was held of the honour of Giffard j alfo froni the regiller 
pf the .-ibbey of Nutley, within four miles of Wotton, and from 
140 deeds without. date, and a regular fuccelfion of dated deeds which 
prove iheir exigence in every reign from K. John, and alio (hew 
their extenfive poUeirions in Buckingham and other counties, thofe 
in the former were Wotton, Chilton, Eafmgton, Alhington, Bam, 
Grenville's-Manor in Hadenham, Nether-Winchende^ji, Bolicott, 
Widniere, and Fofcott j divers ellates in Dorton, Crendon, Adin- 
grave, Grendon, Brill, Borellall, Kingfey, Oakeley, Buckingham, 
and Wicomb in i"ame county. (Collins, V. 227, 22^.) 

* Robert de Greinville is one of the witnelfes to the foundation 
charter of the abbey of Nethe, begun to be built by the aforefaid 
Richard in 11 29; and Ralph de Granville in the fame reign, is 
among the witneifes to the charter of Roger de Montgomery, Earl of 
Arundel and Salop, to the abbey of St. Stephen in Caen, Norman- 
dy. Likewife in that reign, Gerard de Greinville, is one of the 
witneifes to the charter of Walter GifFord, the fecond Earl of Buck- 
ingham and Longueville, wherein he granted to the priory of Newen- 
ton-Longueville in Bucks, all tythes of Buckingham and other places 
adjacent in that coimty, among which are Chilton and Wotton, 
the feat of this family of Grenville ; and there are tythes at Wotton 
called to this day Longueville tythes. It is therefore a very reafona- 
ble conjedture that the faid Gerard was alfo one of the fons of 
the firft Richard de Granville before mentioned, by his wife the 
filter of the faid Walter Gifford, Earl of Buckingham, who founded 
the abbey of Nutley in Bucks in 1161,. and died without iffue in 
1164. The faid Gerard de Greinville held of Walter Gifford, Earl 
of Buckingham three Knights fees, de -veierl fe offamento, in or be- 
fore the reign of Hfenry I. Walter Gilford, fir It Earl of Bucking- 
ham, dying in 1103, and the tenure of lands held from the crown in 
tile time of Henry II. were called de no'vo. A linight's fee then 



snd Robert^ a younger fon was progenitor to the prefent 
Robert. Which Robert was a witnefs to the foundation charter 
of the Abbey of Nethe begun by Richard his lather in 
1 1 29, to which charter Ralph de Granville wasalfoa wit- 
nefs, and the faid Robert witnefiTeda charter of William 
deLizures, Lord of the fee of Boreftal (or Boftali) in the 
county of Bucks, three miles from Wotton, before the 
reic^n of Richard I. for in the firft year of that King, the 
faid William de Lizuresdied *.-*--He left iiTue two fons, 
Gerard and Robert, 


.confijled of twelve carves or carucates of land worth yearly 20I. and 
each tarucate confifted of eight oxgangs, each of which contained 
iifteen acres of land. The faid Gerard appears to have paid his 
proportion to an aid levied by the fheriff, on the principal perfons 
.in the counties of Bucks and Bedford in 1 196. 

* In the reigns of Henry II. Richard I. John, and part of Hei-pL 
jy III. livjed Sir Euitace de Greneville, a perfon of great note. He 
"appears to have been nephev/ to Gerard and Robert, before-menti- 
oned, but what his father's name was is not fo certain. 32 Henry 
II. Sir Eufiace gave 100 marcs to have the lands that were his uncle's, 
.Gerard de Greinvil, then in the King's hands, which debt was not 
difcharged till 2 Richard 1. 6 of that reign he attended the King in 
the expedition into Normandy, and on that account was excufed 
from paying fcutage, as were William Earl of Pembroke, Richard 
Earl of Clare, and Hugh de Nevil, who likewife were in the faid 
expedition. 16 K. John, he was conftable of the Tower of London ; 
and having a grant from the Bifhop of Winchefter of the wardfhip 
and lands of William Borflard, K. Henry II. i of his reign, fent his 
precept to Geffery de Nevile, to deliver to his beloved and faithful 
Eu{\3.ce de Grey nv\\\&fefi_^fca llo mjfro, the lands of Barton, and all 
other the fees belonging to the faid "William Borftard. 3 Henry III. 
Hhe Iheriff of Yorkfhiie had command to deliver full feifin of the 
manor of Barton to Euftace de C^ieynviM ioj his fupport in hisfer- 
vice , and the enfuingyear, on a plea for the advowfon of the church 
of Bartoiiin Yorkfhire, between the faid' Jlluftace and the prior of 
the Trinity in York, who claimed it by a charter of Ralph Paganel, 
hefet forth his claim from the Paganels/ and tnat he had it alfo by 
^ift from the King. On the mulier at MontgoiT^ery againll the 
M'elih, he a]>],eared for the King.' iS Henry III;' William de Bu- 
2s!n prefented to the church of Feringford, alias Fringford, in Ox- 
fordfliire, the advowfon of v.hich he had recovered againll the prior 
pfCoges, and Euflace de Grenevill, Jo.^n his wife, Ujc. Same year 
the Barons of the Exchequer were diredh-d to remit to Eultace de 
Greinville the 100 marcs he was to pay for haying feiUn in the-ma-r- 
35or of Tunhal in Ireland, which Hug'h de Burgh had of the. giii of 
Robert Arfie, father of Joan wife to Sir Euftace, and Alexandria 
v^ife to Thomas de la llaye, as they had n^-c poffellion of the faid 
manor which they fined for. This Sir Eullace is a vvitnefs to the 
confirmation, by William Marfhal, Earl of Pembroke, of the gifts 
tfthjs venerable Earl of Buckinghiini and his wife to the abbey of 

Nutley J 


Which Gerard the eldeft fon granted to Walter de 
Burgh, all the lands which he held of Gerard (on of En- 


"Nutley, Earl Pembroke married Ifabel, daughter and heir to 
Richard de Clare, F>arl of Pembroke, defceuded from Rhaisfifte*- 
to Waiter the founder of that abbey. The faid Sir Eiillace, for 
the fouls of him and his ancellors, granted to God and the Bleffed 
Mary, the park of Chrendon (i. e. Nutley) and the canons ther'e 
ferving God, William fon of Syward de Codington, his villain in 
Chilton ; and that the fame William ihould ferve the faid canons in 
the fame conditions and fervices as he was obliged to ferve him. 
Sir Euilace madealfoa grant to the faid abbey of Nutley of half a 
hide of land, &:c. in Chilton to the faid abbey, the witnelles thereto 
were Robert de Greinviile, Gerard-de Greinvile, William his brother, 
^c. By another charter he granted to William^ fon of Nygell, one 
yardland in Chilton, which John, fon of Syward held of him, with 
Ixee paunage in his woods for his fwine ; and alio granted to hioi 
the fa'id Syward to be his villain, cum tota feda fua. By another 
charter he confirms to the abbey of Nutley the church ot Chilton, 
&c. and to Robert, fon of Robert de Greinviile his uncle, two 
hides of his land in Chilton. Sir Euftace married Joan eldelt of the 
two daughters and coheirs of Robert de Arcie, Baron of Coges in 
Oxfordfbire; this Robert de Ar^ie was defcended from ManaCes 
Ar^ie, a Norman, who in 1103 gave the church of Coges to the 
monks of Fefchamp in Normandy, the faid Robert 13 K. John 
paid 20I. 5s. for twenty Knights fees, and a fourth part. But be- 
ing taken prifoner with William de Albini, Thomas de Muleton, 
and other rebellious Barons, in the caftle of Rocheiler, 17 K. John, 
his lands in Oxfordfhire were feized anddifpofed of for the mainte- 
nance of the caille of Oxford. However on the accord between K. 
Henry and thofe Barons anno i of his reign, he had reftitution of 
his lands, and he continued firm in his obedience. When the rent- 
age of Wales was levied, 13 Henry III. he had his difcharge for 
twenty Knights fees and a fifth part which he then held ; he died 
foon after, for the next year Joan the wife of Euftace de Greinvill, 
and Alexandria the wife of Thomas de Haye were found to be his 
daughters and heirs. Sir Euliace dying (without ilfue by her as 
may be prefumed) Joan his widow, and Thomas de.Haye, with 
his wife, palfed all their intereit in the Barony of Coges, &c. imto 
Walter Grey, archbifhop of York, who in 29 and 30 K. Henr^: III. 
gave the faid inheritance to his brother Robert Grey, and to his fon 
Walter, viz. the Lordfhip of Ruthersfeld (now called Rotherfield) 
in the county of Oxon, and the advowfon of the church, with all 
his manors, land, &c. in Ellersford in Kent ; Brighthelmilon in Suf- 
fex ; Coges, Somerton, Feringeford, Herdewyke, Stanlake, Bagger- 
'inge, Corwelle, and Leye in Oxfordfliire -, Shobinton, Eail-Cleydon, 
and Botil-Cleydon in Bucks ; Wynterburne, in Berkfhire , Duriion in. 
Northamptonfhirej Upton, Stillingfiete, Moreby, Drynhous, Seul- 
cotes, and Kettlewell in Yorkfhire. As the eftate of the Barons 
Ar^ie was thus palled into another family, by Joan the widow o 
the faid Sir Eultace Greinvill and her fifter, it is very probable he 
left no iilue by her; yet he had a fon named Gerard, for in 8 
K. JohnanaUize ilTmed to know, whether Robert de Greinviile, fa- 



ftace de Greinville in Chilton and Wotton, of whom w^ 
have treated in the note ; this happened before 1243, for 
in that year the faid Walter married in Ireland, Maud;> 
daughter and heir to Hugh de Lacie> bar! of Ulfter, in 
whoie right he and feveral of his defcendants bore that ti- 
tle : which faid Gerard married Dionyfia, a daughter we: 
prefume of Henry de Turbevile, fteward of Gafcony, and 
by her had William ; Robert> againrt whom there was a 
diflrefs 19 Hen. III. as owing to the King 61. and half 3 
marc for Gerard his father; Reginald; and Ralph, to 
whom his father, with the confent of Dionyfia his wife, 
granted the lands of Chilton. William, the e\dt{\: fon^ 
made a confirmation of his father's grant to Walter de 
Burgh, he v/as alfo a witnefs to a deed concerning the 
lands of Wotton, between Richard de Rupcll and Walter 
de Burgo, dated on the feail of St. Michael, 43 Hen. IIL 
and was fheriff of Oxon and Berks 1 8 Edward I. alfo cuf- 
tos of the caftle of Oxford, which was committed to him 
during the King's pleafure ; he appears to have had iffue 
two fons, viz. Henry, who died without iffue ; and John 
living in 1274, who married Agatha^ daughter of Walter 
de Burgo, and by her had three daughters, viz. Nichola5 
married to Sir Reginald Hampden, anceftor to the family 
of Hampden ; Agnes, to John Le Bruyn ; and Maud * 
Robert, We return now to Robert, fecond fon of Robert and 
grandfon to Richard aforefaid, which Robert was witnefs 
to a grant of Sir Euftace de Greinville or Greneville to 
William fon of Nigel, and with the confent of his wife 


ther of Ralph, was feized in his demefnes of three parts of one 
Knight's fee with the appurtenances in Stanburn in Ellex, which 
Gerard de Greinville holds, whofe father was Euftace, &c, dCol- 
lins, V. 230, 231, and 232.) 

^ As is evident from a fine in i3 Edward II. levied between 
John, fon of Reginald de Hampden, Querent, and this Maud de 
Greinvill, Defor. and meffuages and lands in Afhenden inf" Bucks, 
77C"tx; again appertaining to the Grenvilles ; the faid John in 1274, 
3 Edward I. calls himfelf the fon of William, and confirms to 
John Fitz-Nigel, jtmior, of Borreftall in Bucks, one meifuage, Sec. 
in the demefnes of Adingrave in faid county, in confideration of 
100 fhillings ; Henry de Greinville being one of the witneffes. He 
alfo refigned to the abbot ofNutley, all the right he had in the 
lands which the abbot held of him in Chilton, and by a fubfequent 
deed Reginald, fon and heir of Alexander Hampden, confirms the 
fame. In 7 Edward I. there was a fine levied between John Grein- 
111, Querent, and Reginald de Beachhampton and Agnes his wife^ 
Deforciant, of lands, &c. in Elfington in the parilh of Chiltoil. 
(Collins, V. 233.) 


Erncberche, Gerard his fon, and other his heirs , he gave 
to the Abbey of Nutley for his own foul and the fouis of 
all his parents, anceftors and fucceflbrs, ten acres of his 
lands in Chilton (which lie between Wottonand Nutley) ; 
he aifo releafed to the Abbot and convent of Nutley all 
fuits of court, of Chilton, &c. which Simon, fon of Wil- 
liam, parfon of Shobington owed to him in Chilton j and 
alfo gave to the faid Abbot and convent view of frank 
pledge, and all homages, &c. of them and their tenants 
iin Chilton, to which William de Greinville was one of the 
witnelTes ; the faid Robert alfo occurs as a witnefs in the 
time of Ofbert, firft Abbot of Nutley, and was living be- 
tween 1 162, 9 Henry IL and 1190, 2 Richard I. 5 his 
ilTue were two fons, Gerard his heir ; and William, who 
is frequently mentioned in the regiflry of Nutley, and in 
1 213 attended K. John to Poidou. 

Gerard, the eldeft fon, confirmed his father's grant of Gerard; 
ten acres of land to the abbey of Nutley, and by a charter 
without date, granted to Swem one yard land in Hame, 
for which the faid Swem gave to the faid Gerard de Grein- 
ville I OS. in money, two barrels of wine, and the yearly 
rent of 2s. to which Robert and Reginald de Greinville 
were witnefles. In 1204, 6 K. John, he gave to the 
King 40 marcs, and to Geffery Nevile one palfry to have 
Jivery of the manor of Stanburn in EfTex. He left ifTue a 
fon and heir 

Richard de Grenvill who, in 14 K. John, was a wit- Richard; 
nefs to William de Bereftal s grant to Sir John Fitz-Ni- 
gill, of lands in Boreftal and Brill ; and by his charter 
gave to God and St. Mary of Nutele, &c. four (hillings 
rent in the village of Chilton. Richard de Prefcot alfo 
held of this Richard two hides of land in the village 
of Blechefdon and county of Oxford, one in ferjeantry by 
the fervice of carrying one (hield of brawn before the King 
when he hunted in the foreft of Whichwood, as appearsj 
by inquifition 35 Henry III. taken on the death of Richard 
de Prefcot. In a commiflion direded to the gentlemen of 
Bucks in the time of Henry Jll. he appears the fecond on 
the lift, and his ifTue were two fons, viz. Euftace his heir ; 
and Silvefter * ; alfo a daughter Alice. 

Euftace, heir to his father, in 26 Henry III. he, toge- Sir 
ther with Robert de Rokelc, were certified to hold a knight's Euita^e, 


* Contemporary with them was Adam de Greinville one of the 
King's Judges, 44 Henry HI. and probably of this family. (CoU 
iins, V. 2^$.) 


fee in Wotton of the honour of Crenden ; he alfo held haf? 
of Wotton of the honour of Gifford in the reigns of Henry 
III. and Edward I. In 38 Henry III. the King fent his 
mandate to the iheriffof Effex, to' give the faid Euftace 
ieizin of his manor and lands in Stanburne in that coun- 
ty, with the fame tenure as at th6 feizure hy the Normans, 
And by his charter writing himfelffon and heir to Richard 
de Greinvilie ; he confirmed the gift of his father of four 
ihillin;^s rent, &c. in Chilton, which charter was certain- 
\y in tne reign of Henry III. Sir Alexander Hampden-, 
one of the witnefT.s thereto calling himfelf therrff of Buck- 
ingham, in v/hich office he continued from 43 to 52 of 
that reign. '[ he prior and convent of Benthicy gave to tliis 
Euftace deOreinvile all their lands, &c. to which Sir Alexan- 
der Hampden was a witnefs.' -In 5 2 Henry III. William de 
Valence, Earl of Pembroke, brother by his mother to K. 
Henry III. acknowledges the receipt of 2 marcs for one 
knight's fee, which Euftace held of him in Wotton, given 
at Wotton, arid fealed with the feal of arms of the faid 

Earl. He was knighted in or before i Edward I. as 

appears by deeds in that year; and in 2 Edward I. Hugh 

de la Wichead granted to Sir Euftace his heirs and aftignes,' 

his whole right in that virgate of land^ with . melTuage,' 

croft and meadow, which William de Hame, his brothef 

held of him the faid Euftace, in Wotton and Hame, near 

Brehul, which grant bears date at Wotton on the feaft of 

St. Nicholas 6 December 1273. It alfo appears that the faid 

uftaoe held one knight's fee in Wotton, of William dc 

Valence, as he did of the King, 24 Edward I. Sir 

Euftace had a numerous ifTue, and feveral of his fons' 

jnuft have arrived at maturity before the reign of K. 

Edward I. as is evident from his grants to them ; four fons 

and fix daujihters have come to our knowledge, viz. 

(i) Gerald his heir, ftyled of Chilton, who was a witnefs 

to feveral grants made by his father, and appears to havd 

died without iftue. 

^2) Richard, who continued the line, and of him hereafter. 

(3) John who married Johanna, and to him his father gavtf 

or granted one piece of land with the appurtenances called 

Rudinge, lying between a meftuage called Hollewey-ftreet, 

and the mcfTuage which GelTcry de Weftcote held; and 

alio the fcrviccs of John, Hernald and William Start, with 

four acres of land, part of th? great meadow in Wotton^ 

with divers other lands, &c. to hold to the faid John and 

bis legitimate hejrs. in 12 Edward I. there was a fine 



between John de Greinville and Joan his wife, and Philip 
Honely with Julian his Wife.-^in 15 Edward I. the faid 
Philip Honely releafed and quit to John Greinville of 
Wotton, and Joan his wife, his whole right in all mef- 
fuages, lands and tenements in the vill or fields of Wotton, 
with all edifices, appurtenances, &c. to hold to them, 
their heirs, &c. and to this grant Sir Euflace de Grein- 
ville is a wit^efs.'^'This John de Greinville and Joan his 
wife gave to John their fon and heir, and the iflue of his 
body all their lands and tenements, homages, wards, re- 
liefs, rents, crofts, meadows, commons of pafture, and 
paftures, &c. in Wottori, Hame and Chilton ; and men- 
tions their lands in Stanburne to him and his legitimate 
heirs. The faid John," fon of Euftace, was living in 1308, 
2 Edward II. as appears by a deed of his dated at Wottou 
on I Augufl that year, and being wrote of Chilton, he 
granted to the^abbey of Nutly, one mefluage and a croft 
adjoining with the appurtenances in Crenden, &c. alfo 
one melTuage in Chilton with the appurtenances, except 
half a virgate of land of the faid meifuage, &c. to whichi 
Sir Euftace de Greinville Krit. was a witnefs ^ he likewife 
for himfelf and his heirs, quits claim to the abbot of Nutele, 
and the church of the bleiTed Virgin Mary of Nutele, the 
consent, and their fucceffors, his whole right in all the 
lands and tenements, which the faid abbot and convent 
held of him in Chilton ; and all his right and claim in 
the lands and tenements, rents and fervices, which the 
faid abbot and convent held of him in the faid vill, &g^ 
except one penny for all fervices, which the abbot and 
convent, and their fucceffors were to pay him on the feafl 
of St. Michael for ever. He had iffue a fon John already 
obferved, who is mentioned in feveral deeds in the reign of 
K. Edward I. arid held half a knight's fee in Chilton of 
Alionora de Lucy, who held the fame from William de 
Valence, and he of the King ; the faid John was living in 
34 Edward I. and died without iffue male, 

Martyn, in the deeds of the family, appears to be a (4) 
younger fon of Sir Euflace, to whom his father granted a 
piece of arable land in the fields of VV^otron called the 
Burriftude, &c. dated at Wotton on the feaft of St. Alban 
the martyr, 17 June fame year ; he is faid to have died 
without iffue. . . 

Daughter Alice married firft to Humphrey de Rokele, vV 
who had with her of the gift of Sir EuHace, half the ma- 
VoL. III. X " nor 


nor of Wotton ; and the faid Humphry gave a virgate cf 
land in Wotton for the fouls of his father and mother, 
and for the fouls of him and Alice his wife, to which her 
brother Richard Greinvill of Wotton was a witnefs ; and 
Richard de Rokele, fon of Humphry confirmed the fame* 
She married fecondly Thomas Crellaand de Adingravc. 

(2) Amitia, married to Richard de la Sale of Hame. 

(3) Nicola. 

(4) Mary. 

(5) Margery, and 

(6) Agnes, who is mentioned in a cfecd of her father Sir 
Euftace, with her brothers John and Martyn. 

Richard. Richard de Greinvill, fecond fon of Sir Euftace, and the 
continuator of the line, obtained one half of the manor of 
Wotton by the gift of his father to hold to him and his heirs as 
^reely as ever he or his anceftors held the fame, and in this 
^-harter to which his brothers Gerard and Robert Greinvill 
were witneffes, is recited the grant of the other half to 
Humphry de Rokele in frank marriage with Alice Grein- 
vill, fifter to the faid Richard, who is mentioned in a deed 
between him and Richard, fon of Humphry de Rupel, con- 
cerning all fuch lands as the faid Humphry, Richard his 
fon, or Richard his grandfather, had of the aforefaid Rich- 
ard de Greinvill, Euftace his father, or Richard de Grein- 
vill his grandfather in Wotton, &c. to which John de 
Greinvill his brother was a witnefs ; to another deed with- 
out date of the faid Richard, Joan his wife, Johnde Grein- 
vill, Peter, Richard, and James de Rupel, are witneffes ; 
the faid Richard, ftyled of Wotton, and John, fon of John 
dfe Greinvill were witneffes to a charter of Gilbert de Weft- 
cote, whereby he gave to Berewell in frank mar- 
riasre with Amitia his daughter, all his lands in Wotton.- 
In 23 Edward I. William de Olive granted to Richard de 
Greinvill of Wotton, his Lord, an annual rent of lod. 
for homage of lands held of him in Watton, which grant 
bears date at Wotton on the vigil of Pentecoft ; 30 and 
31 of faid reign he is again ftyled of Wotton, and 3 Ed- 
ward II. he granted lands in Wotton to William his fon, 
by deed dated at Wotton, on Sunday next after the puri- 
fication of the Virgin Mary; and he is alfo mentioned 
in feveral other deeds which bear date in that reign. Be- 
fore 30 Edward I. he married Joan, daughter of William, 
Lord Zouch of Harringworth, who was poffeffed of the 
manor of Hamme in the county of Bucks, and died 26 
Edward IIL By this Lady who was in her widowhood 8 



and 10 Edward III. he had two fons and three daughters^ 
on whom, by a fine In 1328 he fettled his manor of Wot- 
ton with the appurtenances after his own deceafe, firft on 
Wilhani his fon and heir, and the heirs of his body begot- 
ten, remainder to his fon dmund ; remainder to his 
daughters, Margery, NichoIea> and Agnes *. 

William de Grenevyle, the eldefl fon and heir, obtained WiUiaitij 
a grant of lands from Richard his father in 3 Edward JI. 
2 Edward III. being flyled Lord of Wotton, he granted to 
Thomas, fon of Richard at Halle de Woodeham, one acre 
of land lying in the fields of Wotton, near the lands of 
Alexander at Halle, dated at Wotton 6 February, to which 
deed, Edmund his brother was a witnefs ; and in 1343 he 
obtained a licence from Thomas Beke, Bifhop of Lincoln^ 
to found a chantry in the church of Wotton. He married 
Agnes f, daughter of William Writhan, and by her who 
was living i2 Richard II. had iffue Thomas his heir, and 

Thomas, the eldefl fori, fucceeded at Wotton, which ma- Thoma?s 
nor he fettled on Agnes, his mother for life, by fine in 
1 341, 4 Richard II. ; but in I2 of that reign, fhe regrant- 
ed to the faid Thomas, the whole manor of Wotton, with 
the appurtenances^ he rendering to her 40I. a year, at two 
payments, for the like term of her hfe, dated at Wotton 
on the Monday before the feaft of the Annunciation of 
the blclTed Virgin Mary. The faid Thomas died poffeiTed 
t)f the manor of Wotton in 1402, 4 Henry IV, having 
had iflfue by his wife EHzabeth Moreft, three fons, viz. 
Richard, his heir ; John, (who with his younger brother^ 

X ^ obtained 

* He is alfo mentioned in feveral deeds in the reign of Edward IL 
and Maud Olive de Wotton, grants lands in Wotton, to Nicholea and 
Agnes, daughters of Richard de Greinvill of Wotton, dated at Wot- 
ton, on Thurfday before the feaft of St. Gregory the Pope, 18 Edwi 

II. She alfo granted other lands to them in 19 of fame reigu. 

(Collins. V. 238,) 

'Y There was a fin6 in 39 Edward III. between Agnes de Grene*. 
"vlll, querent, and Walter Freyfell, and Margery his wife, defor- 
ciants,of the manor of Wotton^ and of meifuages and lands in Wot- 
ton, to the ufe of the faid Agnes de Grenevill , and Richard Smyth 
bf Afhendeh, grants to Agnes Grenevill, Lady of Wotton, and Tho- 
mas de Grenevill, fon oithe faid Agnes, his whole arable land in 
Wotton, called Great Budewell, with the meadows, paftures, &c. to 
hold to the faid Agnes and Thomas, and their heirs ; remainder to 
William, fon of the faid Agnes, and his heirs for ever, dated at 
Wotton, on Sunday after the feaft of the tranllation of St. Thomas 
the Martyr^ 7 July 1364. 39 Edw. Ill, (Collins. 239.) 


obtained from his father lands in Wotton called Burewells^ 
by charter dated the day after the afeenfiori of our Lord in 
2 Richard II. he married Margery, daughter and heir to 
John de Bourchier, and died without iffue) 5 and William, 
who alfo died without iflue. 
Richard. Richard, the eldeft ion, flyJed of Wottony took to wifej- 
Chriftian Lancelove,3 Hen. IV. as appears by his marriage 
articles dated in that year 5 he made his will * '^ Henry V- 
purpofing as therein recited to go beyond the feasy whence 
it may reafonably be prefumed, that he ferved under that 
vi6lorious monarch in the wars of France. He died be- 
fore I June 1428, asappears by an indenture then dated ; 
having iffue by his faid wife who furvivedhim many years f , 
two fonsy viz. Eullace, who fucceeded ; and John, whcJ 
\ by deed dated at Hakenham 5 Augufl:, 32 Henry VI. ob- 
tained from his brother Euftace, and Ghriftian his mother, 
the lands of Hakenham for his life, 
^uilace. Euftade GrenviHe, Efc^. of Wotton> fon and heir td 
Richard and Ghriftian, fo ftyled by an indenture, dated 1 
June 1428 ; was returned among' the gentlemen of prime 
note in Buckinghamfliire, who made oath to obferve the 
faws made in parliament anno, 1433 for themfelves and 
retainers. He married firft Margery Brian, but by her 
had no' iffue ; and he married fecondJy, Elizabeth :f , 


* By his faid will, lie orders his body to be buried In ecclefiaftical' 
fepul lure, raid that all his bona fide debts be jullly paid ; after which 
he bequeaths all his lands and tenemi^nts in Wotton, to his wife 
Chriltikn, and the heirs of his body by her -, and in default thereof 
to remain to his right heirs foi-ever. He bequeaths to Euftace, his 
fon, all his lands in Hadenhamin the county of Bucks, in fee fimple 
and that Chrillian his wife, fhould releafe all the right fhe may have 
in Hadenham to her fon Euftace, before ftie enjoys his lands in Wot- 
ton. Further, he bequeaths to Chriftian, his wife, all his perlbnai 
eftate whatever, defiring her to do for his foul what ftie would be will- 
ing he ftiould do for her's in the like cafe. He makes William- Bur- 
well and Robert Stratford, his executors, and bequeaths to" them 
100 ft^illings Sterling, each, for their trouble - dated at London, 4 
July i4 1 9-. (Collins. 23^-40.) 

\ By her laft^ will and teftament, in Latin, writing herfeff widow 
aiid relitl of Richard Grenville, Efq. fhe orders her body to be bu- 
tied in St. Mary's chapel within the prebendal church of St. Mar- 
garet at Lelcefter, and leaves a legacy to Agnes her daughter. The 
reft and refidue of her goods, chattels, &c. fhe leaves to her fon 
John Grenville, andconftituted him her executor, whom fhe experts 
ro do for her foul as will be moft pleafing to God, and for her foul's 

jiood, as he will anfwer the negled thereof before /^wwoyW/Vf. 

(Collins. 240.) 

X By the marriage articles between this Euftace Grenville, Efq. 
ajid Elizabeth, diiughtef of Baldwin Botteler^it is recited, that the 



daughter of Baldwin Botteler, Efq. ; and at length by the 
death of her brothers, Richard and Thomas, fole heir to 
the faid Baldwin, who was Ton and heir to John Botteler, 
by Joan his wife, daughter and heir to John Waldgrave j 
which John Botteler was fon and heir to John Botteler, by 
Maud his wife, one of the two daughters and heirs of .Guy 
de Bretton, ferjeant at law, by Joan his wife, daughter and 
heir to Thomas Grey, fon and heir to Robert, Lord Grey 
ef Rotherfield, by Elizabeth his wife, one of the daughters 
and heirs of William de la Plaunch of Haverfham in the 
county of Bucks, and the moft noble George Grenville- 
Nugent-Temple, Marquefs of Buckingham, Earl Nugent, 
^c. has a right to quarter the coats of arms of all the faid 
fjeirefles. By this marriage, the faid Euftace obtained the 
manor of Chelmefcote, and a confiderable eftate in the 
county of Warwick ; he made his will * 23 November 
1479, and died in 1480, leaving ilTue by his faid wife, two 
fons, viz. 

X 3 Richard, 

manor of Wotton, with the appurtenances called Grenvllle's-Manor, 
Ihall be fettled by a recovery on them, and the heirs of their bodies j 
and in default thereof on the heirs of Euflace ; in default, to the 
right heirs of Richard, father of the faid Euftace. It is farther 
agreed, that Richard Quatermain, uncle to Elizabeth, fhall pay to 
Eullace, or his executors, 40 marcs of lawful money of England, 
and fhall gii'e to the faid Elizabeth, on the day of her marriage, 
as much apparel for her perfon and her chamber, as fhall be worth 
JO marcs, it is further agreed, that Elizabeth fhall have, in the 
iiame of a jointure, ^.o marcs, and if fhe furvive her hufband, the 
tefidue of the manor of Wotton, dated 6 June 1464- likewife by 
another indenture of the fame date, between Richard Quatermain, 
Efq. and Euflace Grenevill, Efq. it is agreed, that the faid Euflace, 
by the grace of God. fhall take to wife Elizabeth, daughter of Bald- 
\<in Boteller, Eiq. cduiin to the faid Richard Quatermain, and her 
lawfully marry before the firft of Augufl. (Collins. 240. 241.) 
! * Whereby he ordered his body to buried in the chancel of the . 
church of Wotton ; and leaves to ttie light of the Bleffed Mary, iii 
the faid church of Wotton, three pounds of wax in candles and two 
torches ; alfo to the altar of the Bleiied Mary, in the fame church, 
one bufl-iel of wheat, and as much of barley t alfo a bufhel of barley 
and as mvich of beans, to the light of the Holy crofs there ; and the 
like to the light of St. Catharine there , his will further was, that a 
chaplain for the fpace of one year, celebrate divine fervice for the 
jouls of his wives, parents, benefa^lors, and all chriftian fouls. He 
bequeaths to his fon Richard, lol. and to his fon Euflace. 61, as alfo 
Hadenhani with the lands there, during his life-, 'arid \%'ills that his 
debts be paid out of the profits arifing from Wotton, as well as Ha- 
denham. The refl and relidue of his goods, i^c. he bequeaths to 
'.rhomas Fowler, Efq. Guy W'eflcote, Efq, and Thomas Salmon, rcr 
difpofe thereof for the good of his foul, and cpnilituted thena execu- 
^rs, (Collins 241.) 


/j\ Richard his heir ; and 

/^x Thomas, who 23 December 1489, was commiflioned 

with Sir John Grey, Lord Grey of Wilton ; Sir John 
Dormer, Knt. ; and Sir John Verney, Knt. ; together 
with the Sheriff of Buckingham, to fummon all in that 
county, and to examine what number of archers armed 
and arrayed, each tvill provide at the King's expence, to 
go into Britanny ; alfo to article with them for that pur- 
pofe, to review them, and to certify to the King, before 
the Quindenes of Hillary next, the names and number 
of archers each ore to find. ^It appears that this Thomas 
died without iflue. 
Richard. Richard Grenville, Efq. the elder fon, exchanged the 
manor of Afcot in the county of Oxford, with Robert Dor- 
mer, Efq. for Burwells manor In Wotton, which the faid 
Robert had purchafed, and which manor had been given 
by Sir Euftace de GreinvIIl, In marriage with his daughter 
Alice as before obferved ; and thereby the whole eftate of 
Wotton was re-unlted in the Grenville family. The faid 
Richard, married Joan Lyttelton of the county of Stafford, 
made his will * 8 06loher 1 5 1 7 and died on the fame day, 
as appears by inquifitlon taken 23 September 15 18, ip 
Henry VIII. which (hews that he was poiTeffed of the ma- 
nor ot Wotton, BurwelPs manor in Wotton and Hamme j 
alfo of lands in Hadenham in the county of Bucks ; the ma- 
jior of Cheircote,and lands In Brayles in the county of War- 
wick, &c. His iffue were Edward his heir 5 George, who in 
I 536 was appointed one of his brother Edward's executors:^ 
and was ferjeant of the Buck Hounds to K= Henry VIII. It Is 
prefumed he died without Iffue ; daughter Anne, married 

* By his laft will and teftament, bearing date 8 06lober 15 17, he 
appointed his body to be buried in his chapel of St. Mary Magda- 
len and St. Catharine, in the church of Wotton -, and was a bene- 
fador to the lights of our Lady and St. Catharine in the faid church. 
He bequeaths to each of his daughters 80I. towards their marriage; 
and to his fon George, after his deceafe, his houfe at Chipping-Wic- 
comb, within the county of Buckingham, called the George, and all , 
his lands that he had in the county of Berks ; alfo the reverfion of 
the rents arifing out of Stoke-Talmage in the county of Oxford : 
which his brother Euftace had for a term of his life, but in reverfi- 
on to him the faid Richard ; to hold to the faid George, and to the 
iieirs of his body lawfully begotten , in default, to Edward Grene- 
vile his Ion, and the heirs of his body, &:c. in default to the right 
hejrs of the faid Richard Grenevile. The refidue of his gcods, chat- 
tels, he. he bequeaths to Joan his wife, and to Edward his fon, 
*vhom he ordains his executors, to pay his debts, legacies, &c. as 
they think moft expedient and ufeful, for the health of his foul. ^ 
(Collins 24a. 343.) 


to John Joflelyn of the county of Buckingham, Efq. ; 
and Fortune, to ' Power of Blechenden in the coun- 

ty of Oxford, Efq. 

Edward Grenevile of Wot ton, Efq. eldeftfon of Richard, Edward. 
was Sheriff of the counties of Buckingham and Bedford in 
1527 ; he married Ifabel, daughter of Thomas Denton of 
Caversfield in the county of Buckingham, Efq.* and died 
14 April 1536, having had iffue by his faid wife, who fur- 
vived him, five fons and a daughter Mary, who died in 
her infancy. The fons were 

Edward Grenevile, Efq. who was born 8 May 17 Henry (0 
yill. and had livery of his lands in 2 Edward VII. ; he 
married Alice, daughter of William Hazelwood of Alford 
jn the county of Chefterand by her who remarried 
-with Walter Dennis, Efq. had no iffue. He fold the ef- 
tate of Grenvile's-Manor in Hadenham, to William 
Wright ; and he lies buried in the aile appropriated for the 
burial place of the family in the church of Wotton, where 
^ tomb was ercded to his memory, with this infcription ; 



* His win, " In the name of God, Amen, the 2d dav of 

'* March 1536, I Edward Grenevile of Wotton Underwood in the 
*'* county of Buckingham, Efq. being in health of body and mind 
" and considering the uncertainty of this world, and the great affiic- 
*.* tion that now is daily, make this my laft will, &c." He leaves his 
foul to God, the blefled mother, and all the company of Heaven. 
My body to be buried within my chapel at Wotton, if it fortune 
* me to depart there." Bequeaths to the high altnr of Wotton, 2d 
for unremembered titjies, and to the parifli of Wotton, 20s. ; *be- 
queaths annuities to his younger fons, Richard, George, and R a- 
nulph his fourth fon, till they be of age, payable out of the profits 
arifing from Burwell's manor j and to whichever of his fons is his 
heir, at the time of his deatn,and at the age of 22 years, feveral 
implements of household Viufi', &:c. to be delivered by his' wife and 
pther executors, if they think his heir have any ioiuarq'/ip/s in him, 
elfe not to deliver the premilfes till he be 23 years old. Bequeaths 
to his wife all his other houfehold tiutf, and alfo his beails and cattle, 
of the which he would have, after his debts are paid, one half to be 
kept for his younger children in a ftock for their incraafe, by the ad- 
vice of his wife and other executors, until they are every one xxiii 
years old. The refidue of his goods, chattels^&c. not bequeathed, 
he gives to Ifabel his wife, George Grenevile liis brother, and Chrif- 
topher Weikote, to difpole of them for the health of his foul, and 
his friends, and all other things as ylall be thought convenient bj 
their difcretion ; ** whom 1 ordain my- true and faithful evecutors, 
* with full power to Mynirter in wryting in the foime of 'the law, 
*' thys my teliamentin part, or in all, fo that they change not the 
** matter in my will. In witnefs whereof, I, the faid Edward have 
*' wryttea this will andteftament with my hand." (Collins Y. 243, 


Hereunder lieth the body of Edward Grenevcill, Efqueir^ 

Late Lord of this towne, who married Allice, 

The daughter of WilHam Hazelwood, and hac| 

Ifiue by her one fon who died yonge. 

Which Edwarde deceafed the XXXI of 

Oaober 1585. 

(2) Richard, who carried on the line. 

/<5^ Georg-e, born 22 April 1529. 1 j- j vi, ^ 

^^i D I u u oQ T I ;^. tj ^T-TTT f died Without 

(a) Ranulph, born2o July, 24 Hen. vIII. [- -rr 

(5) WilHam. ^ J '^^''^ 

Kichard. Richard Greinville of Wotton, Efq. the fecond fon ov 
Edward, was born 28 06i:ober 1527 ; in 1585 he fucceeded 
his brother ; married Mary, daughter of John GifFard of 
Hillefdon in the county of Buckingham, Kfq. ; made his 
will 6 December 1603, whereby he fettled his eftateson his 
three furvlving fons, and died 7 November 1604, having 
had ilTue four fons and four daughters, viz. 

/j^ Edward, born 4 July 1561, was Captain of a Pinnace 

called the Swallow, and after of a bark called the Thomas^ 
under Sir Francis Drake, and died at Carthagena, unmar- 

^2) Richard, who fucceeded. 

^\ Edward, born 17 January 1572, married Dorothy, 

daughter of Sir John Thynne of Longlete, anceftor to the 
Vifcount Weymouth, and had iffue a daughter Sufanna. 

^a) John, born 6 July 1577, who died unmarried 25 Janu- 

ary 7 James L 

/j) Daughter Dorothy, born in 1562, married Sir Walter 

Cope of Kenfington in the county of Middlefex. Knt. 
(2) Elizabeth, born in 1563, died unmarried. 

(3) Ifabel, born in 1565, married Dudley of Chop- 


(4) Anne, born 6 November 1569, died unmarried. 
Richard. Richard Grenville, Efq. who became heir to his father, 

was born in 1567 ; he married Frances, daughter of 
Thomas Saunders of Long-Merflon in the county of 
Hereford, Efq. died in 161 8, and was buried at Wotton 8 
April in that year, having ilTue by his faid wife, who re^- 
married with Thomas Tyrrel of Callle-Thorpe in the 
county of Buckingham, Efq. and was buried at Wotton 
30 January 1647, ^y her firft hufband, four fons and two 
daughters, viz. Margaret, baptized 14 December i6iS> 
and Sufanna^ baptized 12 December 161 6, died young. 




The fonswere 

Richard, heir to his father. (i) 

Francis, born at Ludgerfliall 7 Odober, and baptized 10 /o) 
of that month 161 3, and he died 3 February. 1636, un- 

Edward, born at Ludgerfhall, 12 September 1614, and (3) 
baptized there on 18 of that month; in i639he purchafed 
the manor of Foxcot in the county of Buckingham, and 
in part rebuilt the manfion houfe there ; he married Au- 
drea, daughter of John Duncombe, Efq. and was interred 
in the chancel of the church of Foxcot, where the pliow- 
ing infcription was engraven on a brafs plate, and a.feed 

to the jrrave-ftone. ; - 


Hie jacet Edwardus Greenville, filius tertius Richardi 
Greenville, Armigeri, de Wotton Underwood in hoc comi- 
tatu Bucks ; qui natus fuit 12 die Sept. 1624, denatus 17 
die Aorilis, 1661. 

The faid Edward had iffuc twofons and a daughter, Fran- 
ces, who married Philip Raleigh, Efq. ; Edward, the elder 
fon died foon after his father, as did George the younger 
in June, 1693 without ifTue, whereby the manor of Foxcot 
came by entail to Richard Grenville of Wotton, Efq. grand- 
fon to Richard, ivbo was elder brother to Edward the 
purchaferofthis edate. 

George, born at Ludgerfhall 31 October, baptized there (4) 
J 2 November 161 7, and was interred 10 July 1631. 
, Richard Grenville Efq. was born 8 Odober 1612; in 
161 8 hefucceeded to his paternal inheritance,and was She- 
riff of Buckingham in 1641 ; in 1642 the Lord Paget be- 
ing by ordinance of the parliament to be Lord Lieutenant 
of the county of Bucks ; he named Hampden, Goodwyn, 
Grenville, Tyrrel, Winwood, and Whitlock, to be his de- 
puty Lieutenants who were approved by the parliament. 
In 1654, 1656, and 1658, he ferved in parliament for the 
county of Buckingham; married firll 9 February 1634, 
Anne, daughter of Sir William Boriace, junior, of Mario w 
in the county of Bucks, Knt. ; ihe dying in childbed 15 
January 1646, aged 29, was buried at Wotton on 30 01 
that month ; he married fecondly Elinor> daughter of Sir 
Timothy Tyrrel of Oakly^ and relid of Sir Peter Temple 
of Stanton-Barry in Bucks, Knt.; but by her who lurvi- 
yed him, and died in 167 1, he had no iiiue : And he dc- 



ceafing at Wotton, was there interred in the aile of the 
church, and on the tomb-ftone was the following infcrip- 

Pere lieth the body of Richard Grenville, Efq. Lord of 
This manor, who died the loth of January, anno 1665, 
In the 54th year of his age. ;. . * 

The. children by his firfl wife were Anne, born 18 April 
1641 who died unmarried; Amy, born 31 January 1641-2, 
died on fame day 5 and an only fon 

Richard. Richard Grenville, Efq. who was high fheriff of Buck- 
ingham in 167 1, and was buried at Wotton 4 July 17 19. 
He married Eleanor, daughter of Sir Peter Temple of 
Stanton-Barry in Bucks, Knt. ; by his wife Eleanor above- 
mentioned, and had iifue Richard his heir ; and three 
daughters, viz.; the elder flill-born i September 1670; 
Eleanor born 10 November 1672, was buried at Wolton 13 
February 1688 ; and Penelope, born 6 April 1674, married 
to Sir John Conway of Bodryddan in the county of Flint, 
and died in 1745 *. 

E'lchardo Richjlrd Grenville of Wotton, Efq. born 23 March 
1677-8, was baptized 10 April following; he ferved in 
parliament for Wendover ; was afterwards chofen to repre- 
fent the town of Buckingham, and departing this life 17 
February 1726-7, was interred with his aneeftors in the 
aile of their church of Wotton, on the 22 of fame month. 
In 1 7 10, he married Hefter, fecond daughter of Sir Rich- 
ard Temple of Stow in the county of Buckingham, Bart- 
and lifter to Sir Richard, created Vifcount and Baron 
Cobham 23 May 17 18, to him and his heirs ; remainder in 
default thereof to his fifter Hefter Grenville and her heirs 
male; remainder in default to his third lifter Chriftian 
Lyttleton and her heirs male ; his Lordftiip -j- departing this 
Jife at his feat of Stow 15 September 1749, the aforefaid 
dignities with his eftates devolved on his faid lifterHefter, 
then the widow of Richard Grenville of Wotton, Efq. : And 
his majefty was pleafed to grant to her Lad vftiip the dig- 
nity of Countefs of Great Britain, by the name, ftyle and 
title of Countefs Temple, with remainder of the dignity of 
Earl Temple, to her heirs male, purfuant to letters patent 


* The natural and acquired accomplifhments cf this Lady, have 
been commemorated by George, Lord Landfdown, in Vol. \. page 
4.0 of his works. 

\ For this illuflrious branch of the Templefamily, we refer to 
the title of Temple, Vifcount Palmerflon. 


dated 18 Odober 1749. Her Ladyftilp deceafed at Bath 
6 Odober 1752, having had iffue feven Ibns and one 

Lady Hefter, married 6 November 1754 to the Right 
Hon. William Pitt ; 5 October 1761, Ihe was created Ba- 
ronefs of Chatham in the county of Kent, with remainder 
to her heirs male, by her faid Hufband who was created 
Earl of Chatham 30 July 1766, and died at his feat of 
Hayes in Kent 11 May 1778, polTefling the efleem and 
veneration of his country-* His ilTue by his faid Lady 
were, John now Earl of Chatham, born 10 September 
1756, appointed in 1788 firfl: Lord of the admiralty; 
the Right Hon. William Pitt, born 28 May 1759, Mem- 
ber of parliament for the Univerfity of Cambridge, a Mem- 
ber of the Privy Council, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and 
firfl: Lord of the Treafury in great Britain ; James- 
Charles born 24 April 1761 died in December 1780 
unmarried ; Lady Hefl:er born 19 O6tober 1755, married 
19 December 1774, to Charles the prefnt Earl Stanhope, 
and died in 1 7 80 ; and Lady Harriot, born 1 5 April 1758; 
The furviving fons were, 

Richard, Earl Temple, (i) 

George, whofe fon George fucceeded to the title. (2) 

Henry, born 4 April 17 14, was buried at Wotton, 6 (3) 
May 1 7 16. 


* This illuftrlous nobleman filled many of the higher departments 
of the ftate, " with fuch honour to hirafelf, fuch glory to the nation 
*' and fo greatly to the fatlsfadlon of his Sovereign and his people, 

** as never any miniller in Great Britain, before experienced, 

** Our fucceffes abroad during his patriotic adminiltration, are too 
*' deeply engraven on the minds of his countrymen ever to be erafed 
* AH the officers employed through his Influence in the army and 
* the navy jullified his difcernment under his aufpices Amherll and 
** Bofcawen reduced Cape Breton -, Wolfe and Saunders triumphed 
* at Quebec ; Goree and Senegal, were fubjugated to the Britifh 
" crown ; the French were ruined in the Eait Indies, their armies 
** defeated in Europe, Belleifie rent from their monarchy, their ' 
" coafts infulted and ravaged, their fleets deftroyed. their trade an- 
* nihllated, and thole ancient enemies of thefe kingdoms, reduced 
*' to a ftate of bankruptcy -, and in addition to this the Havannah 
*' was torn from the Spaniards, through a plan which he formed, 
*' even after his refignation. Happy and united at home, abroad 
* the Englifh nation was feared and refpecled, her enfigns were 
* difplayed in the remotell regions, and her honour was advanced 
*' to an height never known before , the name of an Enghfhman 
" was pronounced with reverence, and her iovereign's glory propa- 
* gated to the furtheft bounds of the earth." (Collins V. 426,) 

Vol. III.* 


. ^ James, born I2 February 1 715, v;^s for feme time one 
'^-^ of the Lords commiffioners of trade and plantations, and 
deputy paymafter of his Majefty^s forces ; which offices 
he refigned in December 1755, and in November follow- 
ing was appointed one oftheLordsof the Treafury ; which 
foon after refigning, he was reinftated at that board 2 July 
1757, and continued there 'till March 1761, when he was 
made cofferer of the houfhold ; 23 April that year, he was 
i'worn -of his Majefty's Privy Council, and in 06:ober 
following refigned his office of cofferer, but continued ma- 
ny years receiver of the crown and fee farm rents for the 
counties of Warwick and Leicefter. In 1741 he was cho- 
fen to parliament for the borough of old Sarum*, for that of 
Bridport in 1747, andfor the town of Buckingham in 1754^ 
and 1 761. He married Mary daughter of James Smith of 
Harding in the county of Hereford Efq., and by her who 
died 15 December 1757, had two fons, James his heir; 
and Richard who was a Captain in the Coldftream regiment 
of foot-guards, with the rank of Colonel in the army, and 
reprefented the town of Buckingham in parliament. 
James the eldeft fon, was chofen to parliament in 1766, 
for the borough ofThirfke in Yorklhire, in the room of his 
Uncle Henry, who was appointed a commiffioner of the 
cuftoms; he afterwards ferved for the Town of Buckingham, 
was appointed a Lord of trade, and of the privy council in 
Great Britain, but is deceafed. 
(5) Henry Grenville Efq. (whofc twin brother died foon af- 

ter his birth) was baptized 15 September 1717* He was 
conftituted governor of Barbadoes in September 1 746, v;herc 
he behaved with fuch integrity, honour, candour, and 
politenefs, as induced their legiflature to vote, that his 
ilatue fhould be ereQicd at the public ex pence ; in confe- 
quencc of ill health, he departed from that Ifland in 1753> 
and refigned the government in 1756 He was chofen 
member for Bilhop's-Caftle, upon a vacancy in February 
1759, and was returned for the borough ofThirfke, at the 
general election in 1761 ; on 2 May in that year, he was 
nominated ambaffador to the court of the Grand Signior, of 
"whom his excellency had his ceremonial audience at Con- 
jdantinople 11 May 1762 ; in 1765 he was appointed one 
of the commiffioners of the cuHioms, which he refigned in 
Auguft 1766. He married, 11 06lober 1757, Margaret, 
fifter to John Hodgkinfon Banks, Efq. and by her had a 
daughter Louifa, born 10 Auguft 1758, and married to 
Charles the prefcnt Earl Stanhope. 

Thomas, born 4 April 17 19, was chofen to the Britifh 
parliament in December i74^; for the borough of Bridport. 



Being brought up in the fea fervice, he pafTed through the 
inferior ranks to that of a Captain, in which ftation, while 
he commanded his Majelly*s fhip the Romney, he took a 
very rich Spanilh prize, but loft his life in the memora- 
ble defeat of the French fleet 3 May 1747, and was inter- 
red at Wotton. 

Sir Richard the firfl: Earl Temple, was born 26 September Sir 
1711, and had an education fuitable to his birth and for- Richard 
tune ; at the general eledion in 1734? he was returned for 'i^ 1 
the town of Buckingham and in the fucceeding parlia- ^- 

ments, fat as one of the Knights for that fhire, after which 
until he fucceeded to the peerage, he ferved for the faid 
town of Bukingham, and was elefted high fleward there- 
of on the deceafe of his uncle, Richard Lord Vifcount 
Cobham, to whofe honours he fucceeded 6 06tober 1752, 
and 20 November 1756, his Lordlhip was appointed firft 
commillloner of the admirality, but refigned that office in 
April 1757 ; 30 June that year, he was declared keeper of 
the privy feal, and fworn of his Majefty's privy council ; 22 
December 1758, he took the oaths on being conftituted 
L. L. and Cuftos. Rot. of the county of Buckingham, and 
4 February 1760, his Lordlhip being firft knighted, was 
chofen a Knight companion of the moft noble order of the 
Garter, at a chapter held in the council chamber at St. 
Jame's, and 6 May following, was inflalled at Winfor. 
At the acceffion of his prefent Majefty, his Lordfhip was 
continued in all his places, but refigned the privy feal 9 
O6tober 1761 j and 9 May 1763 Francis, Lord le Defpen- 
cer, was declared L. L. and Cuftos. Rot. of Buckingham, 
in his Lordlhip^s room.-~9 May 1737 he married Anne, 
daughter and coheir to Thomas Chambers of Hanworth 
in the county of Middlefex, Efq. by Lady Mary his wife, 
eldeft daughter of Charles, Earl Berkeley. By her La- 
dy{hip who died 7 April 1777, ^^^ ^'^^ ^ daus,hter Eliza- 
beth, born I September 1738 who died 14 July 1743 ; 
and his Lordfhip deceafing 12 September 1779, without 
iflfue, was interred at Stowe, being fucceeded in his titles 
and eftates by his nephew, the fon of his brother George 

Which George was born 14 Clober 17 12, and ferved Georg.. 
in parliament for the town of Buckingham from 1741, to 
the time of his death ; 25 December 1744 he was conili- 
tuted one of the Lords Commiflioners for executing the 
office of.High Admiral of the kingdoms of Great Britain 
and Ireland, and one of the Lords Commlffioncrs of the 

Vol. III. * Treafury, 


Trcafury, 23 June 1747; alfo treafurer of the Navy 6 
April 1754, and was fworn of his Majefty's Privy Council; 
in November 1755 he was removed from his poft of Trea- 
furer of the Navy,wus reftored thereto in December 1756, 
removed a fecond time 6 April 1757, and again appointed 
27 June following. On the acceflionof his prefent Majef- 
ty, he was continued in that office until 28 May 1762, 
"when he was made Secretary of State ; 6 October that 
year he refigned the place of Secretary of State, being in- 
vefted with that of firft Lord of the Admiralty ; which he 
rclinquifhed on being appointed firft Lord of the Treafury, 
and Chancellor and under Treafurer of the Exchequer 16 
April 1763: On i5 June 1765, he refigned thefe high 
offices, and departed this life 13 November 1770. 

In 1749, he married Elizabeth, (ifter to Charles, Earl of 
Egremont, and daughter of Sir William Windham, Bart, 
by his wife Lady Catharine Seymour, daughter of Charles 
Duke of Somerfet, by which Lady who died at Wotton 5 
December 1769, he left iflfue, 

ji) Richard-Percy, born i2 March 1752, who died young. 

(2) George, who fucceeded to the honours. 

/,) Thomas, who was eleded to the Britifh parliament in 

1780, for the county of Buckingham. 

/a\ William-Windham-Grenville, born 25 Odober 1759, 

is joint paymafter of the forces, a commiffioner of the Eaft 
India board, a Lord of trade and plantations, a member 
of his Majefty's mod honourable Privy Councils in Great 
Britain and Ireland ; reprefentative in parliament for the 
county of Buckingham, and Speaker of the Britifh Houfe 
of Commons. 

* X Daughter Charlotte, born 14 September 1754, married 

21 December 177 1 to Sir Watkin-Williams Wynne, Bart. 

/j) Elizabeth, born 24 Oflober 1759, married 12 April 

1787 to John-Jofliua Lord Carysfort, and hath a daugh- 
ter born 13 March 1789. 

{3) Hefler, born in 1760, married to Hugh Fortefcue, the 

prefent Lord Fortefcue ; and 

(^) Catharine, born in 1761, married to Richard-AIdworth 

Neville of Billingbere, in the county of Berks, Efq. 

George George-Grenville-Nugent Temple,the prefent Marquefs 

Marquefs of Buckingham, and Earl Nugent,was born 17 June 1753 ; 

of Buck- j^^ received a liberal education, and vifited the courts of 

and^ETri ^^^Y foreign Princes ; returning from his travels, he was 

Nugent, eleded to the Britilh parliament for the county of Buck- 

ingham> in which honourable trufl he continued till his 



acccflion to the Peerage in 1779 ; his Lordfhip was fworn 
of his Majefly's moft honourable Privy Council 31 Julj 
1782, and on the fame day was declared Lord Lieutenant 
General, and General Governor of the Kingdom of Ireland ; 
on 15 September following;, he was fworn into that high 
office and immediately entered on the government. = 
Whilft his Excellency filled this important ftation, his con- 
du6l excited univerfal approbation ; to him the illuftrioua 
order of St. Patrick owes its origin ! which inftitution her 
faw compleated, and as Grand Mafter of that order, pre- 
fided at the inflallation in the Cathedral Church of St. Pa- 
trick, Dublin, 17 March 1783. HisLordfhip's refignation: 
of the government of Ireland 4 June in that year, was fin-= 
cerely regretted by all ranks of people ; but particularly 
by the Volunteers and Citizens of Dublin, who evinced 
their value for his Lordihip, by lining the (Ireets through 
which he paffed to the water's edge, on the day of his 
departure 5 15 O<5tober following, the Houfe of Lords of 
Ireland bore teflimony to his merits in the following refo- 
lution.^ ** Refolved by the Lords fpiritual and temporal in 
** parliament alTembled, nemine dijfentienfe, that the thanks 
** of this Houfe be given to George Earl Temple, 
*^ late Lord Lieutenant of this Kingdom, for the eminent; 
'* integrity and wifdom of his adminiftration, and for his 
** conftant and afliduous attention to the commercial and 
** conftitutional rights and interefts of Ireland.- Order- 
** ed, that the Lord Chancellor do tranfmit to Georgk 
** Earl Temple, the faid refolution." and 31 of that 
month, the Lord Chancellor acquainted the Houfe, that he 
had received the following Letter from Earl Temple. 

Stowe, 24 October 1785. 

My Lord, 

^< Your Lordfliip's letter has juft reached mc, 
** inclofing the unanimous refolution of the Houfe of Lords 
*^ on the 15th Inft.'* 

*' I will trouble you to return to their Lordlhips, my beft 
*^ thanks, in whatever terms may appear the mod refpeft- 
** ful, and the moft expreflive of the high fenfe I entertain 
** of their goodnefs to me. In this teflimony of approba- 
*' tion of my conduS, every principle of gratitude, duty 
** and inclination, binds me to the interefts of Ireland, 
*' and with thefe feelings, it will ever be my earneft pray* 
' er> th^t the wifdom and authority of their Lordlhips 

*< councib 


*' councils may fecond his Majefty's anxious wiilies for the 
'^ profperity of that Kingdom. 

** I ought not to omit my particular thailks to your 
*^ Lordfliip, for the flattering manner in which you have 
** conveyed to me the fenfe of that illufirious aflembly. 

^* I have the Honour to be 

** with great rerpe6l and regard 

"My Lord 

** Your LordfhipV 

ec yery obedient humble fervant, 


in 1784 his Majefty was pleafedto advance his Lordflilp 
to the dignity of a Marquefs of Great Britain, by the title 
of Marquefs of the Town of Buckingham in the county of 
Buckingham, with the ufual limitations ; and in Decem- 
ber 1787, his Majefty was further pleafed to declare George 
Marquefs of Buckingham, Chief Governor, of the King- 
dom of Ireland, in the room of his Grace, Charles, 
Jate Duke of Rutland, who died in the Government 24 
October that year, itito which office, he was a fecond tim.c 
Iworn at Dublin on 16 of the fame. month. 

His Excellency is Lord Lieutenant and Cuftos Rotulo- 
rum of the county of Bukingham, Colonel of the Militia 
in that county, one of the Tellers of the Exchequer in 
Great Britain, to which office he was appointed for life in 
1763 ; a Knight of the moft noble Order of the Gartery 
and on the deceafe of Pvobert, Earl Nugent 13 October 
1788, he fucceeded purfuant to limitation, to that title. 

12 April, 17755 he married Lady Mary Nugent, folc 
daughter and heir to the faid Robert, Earl Nugent, ^ and the 
Marquefs having fucceeded to his eflates and title, wc 
ihall here trace that Earl's defcent from Richard th-e feventh 
Baron of Delvin, who died 28 February 1537, having 
had iffue two Ions, viz. Sir Chriftopher Nugent, Knt. father 
ot Richard the eighth Baron, from whom defcended the 
Earls of Wedmeath ; and Sir Thomas Nugent, Knt. pro- 
genitor to 


Lords Jour. V. 584. 3S5. '? Collins V.227 t\-c, and Supp. 



The Family of 
Nugent, of Carlanstown. 

WHICH Sir Thomas was feated at Carlanftown in the sir 
county of Weftmeath, married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas, 
George Fleming of Carlanftown, fecond fon of James 
Lord Slane, by his fecond wife Catharine, daughter of 
John Rochfort of the Carrick, Efq., and hid iflue 
feven fons, and one daughter Eleanor, who married Ed- 
mund D'Arcic of Clondaly in Weftmeath, Efq. but had no 
iffue ; the fons were Robert his heir; Richard who 
died without iffue ; Edward (of Portloman in Weftmeath,* 
who married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Hope ' of 
Mullingar, Gent, and dying 16 March 161 5, was father of 
Walter then 30 years old who married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Richard Nugent of Dunouer^ and died 30 June 1637, 
leaving James his heir ; William, * born in 1609 ; Jalper ; 
Elizabeth ; and Mary. James the eldeft fon fuccceded his 
father, married, and had iffue Walter the father of Ridge- 
ley Nugent of Portloman Efq.) j Lavaline ; Chriftopher, 
(fettled by his father at Aghanagaron in the county of 
Longford, where he was fucceeded by his fon Richard, 
who marrying the reliQ: of Lord Maguire, left iffue by her, 
Robert his heir who died in 1675-6, leaving iffue, by his 
wife Bridget, daughter of Miles Reily, Efq. who remarried 
with Laurence Nugent of Drumeng, Efq. one fon Richard, 
and two daughters, viz. Mary, married to Thomas 
Downing; and Elizabeth to Charles Reily, Gent.- 
Richard, who fucceeded, married Brid^^et daughter 
of Lavalin Nugent of Dyfert, Efq. and dying in June 
1 701 without iffue, the eftate purfuant to his Father's deed 
of Feoffment, bearing date 29 January 1675, centered in 

Vol. m. ' Y the 

* He made a deed of feofifrnf^nt of his eftate 6 Au^uit 1609, to 
the heirs male of his body -, remainder to his heirs remainder to the 
right heirs of his father Sir Thomas Nugent, Knt. (Inquifido 
poll mortem Edw.) 

UiiUr. ^ Id. 


the family of Carlanftown.)* James left no iffue ; and 
Oliver of Kilmore in Weftmeath, had an only daughter 
Joan who became the wife of Oliver Nugent of Enogh,Efq. 
Robert. Robert, the eldeft fon fucceeded at Carlanftown, and 

Edmond. was father of Edmund Nugent, who married the daughter 
of Chriftopher, ninth Lord Killeen, fecondly Adary, daugh- 
ter of Cufack, and dying at Carlanftown in Au- 
guft 1599 left iffue by his laft wife, (who remarried with 
David Spencefield of Carlanftown, Gent.) three fons, and 
one daughter viz. Richard his heir, then aged 8 years, who 
died in his minority ; Robert, who fucceeded ; Thomas of 
Dalyftown ; and Mary married to Theobald Nugent of 
New-Haggard, Efq. 
Robert Robert who fucceeded, had a fpecial livery of his inheri- 
tance 10 July 1629 ; f and on the breaking out of the re- 
bellion 'vA 1641, received arms and ammunition from the 
Caftle of Dublin, for the defence of the ftate ; but after- 
wards went with the Irifti to the fiege of Drogheda, and 
there conferred with Philip M'Hugh M'Shane O Reily, 
and others, about the general caufe of the war. Religion^ 
when a covenant was entered into^ and figned by him the 
laid Robert, thefaid Philip, Mulmore M'Edmund M'Mul- 
more O Reily, Collo M< Brian M^Mahon, &c. the effed ' 
whereof was *' that whereas this nation had lived long un- 
*f der the tyranny and flavery of the Englifti government, 
*< and they had not the free liberty of confcience ; that now 
'* they would expert to have their free liberty to ufe their 
*' religion, and that they would have that a6t of parlia- 
** ment repealed, which abridges the natives to have any 
*^ chief government in ftate, which they accounted them- 
*' felves as well worthy of as others ; and that fuch Englifti 
** as were, or would hereafter be conformable to the Roman 
** Catholic religion, who were robbed of any of their goods, 

'' ftiould 

* Whereby he vefled his eftate in Walter Nugent of DubHn, Gent. 
Balthazar Nugent of Portloman, Efq. Edmond Nugent of Carlanf- 
town, Efq. and Richard Nugent of Streamftown, Gent, to the ufe 
of his only fon Richard and his heirs male ; remainder to Edmund 
Nugent of Carlanilown, Efq. to Matthias, brother of faid Edmond, 
to faid Balthazar, and to Walter and Richard the feoffees in tail 
jaaalefucceffivelv. (Lodge) 


\ In virtue of the commlffion for remedy of defedlive titles, he had 

A confirmation of his eltate 26 Auguft 1637 to him and his heirs for 
ever, to hold by Knight's fervice, and the yearly rent of 61. Englifh; 
"Svith the creation of the preaiiifes into thecaanor of Carlanftown. 


^* fliould be rcftored to them agam.'' After this he was 
made governor of the county of Wcftmeath ; chofen in. 
164.2, commander of the Irifh inthofc parts, and was very 
aftive during that time of confufion ; however on the re- 
dudion of thekingdoru by Cromwell, making a fubmiffion, 
he was received into the protedion of the parliament ; and 
had a continuance thereof granted for fix months, from 25 
January 1652, the commiflioncrs of the revenue within the 
precind of Athlone, to examine in the mean time his con- 
dud, both during the war and fince his fubmiffion.-i^He 
married the daughter of Kedagh Geoghegan of Syonan in 
Weftmcath, Efq. and left two fons, Edmond his heir; and 
Matthias Nugent of CloontidufFy in Wcftmeath, Captain 
in K. James's army, who married Catharine, daughter of 
Robert Nugent of Cionigeragh, fecond brother to James 
Nugent of Ballynae, and had Robert his fucccfTor at Cloon- 
tidufFy, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Captain 
George Barnewall of Crcve in the county of Longford^ 
and had ifTue two fons and feveral daughters. 

Edmond, who fucceeded at Carlanftown, had three Edmond 
grants of lands under the z8.i of fettlement ; was Member 
in K. James's parliament for MuUingar ; married Clara 
daughter of Robert Cufack of Rathgare, Efq. his will was 
dated in Otober 1703, and he died i November I704> 
having ilTue, Robert, Michael, Chriftopher; Margaret 
(married to John Chevers of Macetown) ', Anne (to James 
Reynolds of Loughfcur, in the county of Leitrim, and by 
him who died in 1729, had George Reynolds, Efq. 
Anne and other children) ; Martha (to Ignatius Palles of 
Clonbakuk in the county of Cavan) ; Frances (to Edward 
Nugentof Dungoniineinthe faid county, Efq. and had Alice 
and Grace) ; Mary-Anne who died unmarried 19 Decem- 
ber 1744, and was buried at St. James's, Dublin ; Mary, 
(married to Edward Nugent of Donouer, Efq.) ; Elizabeth 
(to Garrett Darditz of Gigginftown in Wcftmeath, Efq.); 
and the youngeft, to Mr. Mapotherof the county of Rof- 
comon, who died without ilTue. 

Robert, :he eldeft Ton, by fettlement dated 5 and 4 July 
1699, married Mary daughter o Sir John Fleming of Sto- 
holmuck in, the county of Meath, Efq. ; but dying without 
iflTue in February 1728, was fucceeded by his brother 
Michael, who married Mary fifth daughter of Robert, Lord MichaeL 
Xrimlefton, and dying fuddenly 13 May 1739, was buried 
among his anceftors at Lickblca in Weftmeath, having had 
iffuc by her who died at Bath in September 1740, tv/p fons 
and three daughters i Edmond in the Emperor's, army, 

Yot. IIL Y a * who. 


who died at Buda, in Augufl 1736 aged 2! years; Ro- 
bert, created .arl Nugent; Mary, (married in 1748 to 
Henry third fon of GeofFry Browne of Caitlemagarret in 
the county of Mayo, Efq. and has ilTue one daughter 
Mary married to General O'DonnclI) ; Clare, (married 
in 1740 to George Byrne of Cappanteely, otherwiie Cor- 
nell's-Court, in the county of Dublin Elq.) ; and Mar- 
garet unmarried. 
Ro^bert, Robert the furviving fon, was chofen in May 1741, and 
Earl jj^ 1747 a Member of the Britilh parliament for St. Maws 
' ^* 'in Cornwall ; in November 1747 he was made Comptrol- 
ler of the Prince of Wales's houfhold, 6 April 1754 ap- 
pointed a Lord of the Treafury ; in 1759 one of the Vice- 
Treafurers of Ireland, which he refigned 29 July 1765, 
and 16 December 1766 was conftituted firll i-ord of Trade 
and Plantations, which refigning, he was again made a 
"Vice-Trealurer of Ireland 14 June 1768, in which ftation 
he continued till 1782, and was fworn of the Privy Coun- 
cil of both Kingdoms ; In 1767 he was advanced to the 
Peerage of Ireland by the titles of Baron Nugent of Car- 
lanftown, and Vifcount Clare purfuant to privy feal dated 
at St J'imeb's 9 December 1766, and by patent 19 January 
following ' he took his feat in the Houfe of Peers 19 Janu- 
ary 1769 2, and he was further advanced to the dignity of 
an Earl of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the title of Earl 
Nugent, with remainder in default of illue male to George 
Grenvilie Nu2:ent of Wotton in the county of Buckina:- 
ham, Efq. for which honour the privy feal bears date at St. 
James's 27 June 1776, and the patent 3 at Dublin 2i July 
in fame year. 

He married firft 14 July 1730, Lady Emilia Plunket, 
fccond daughter of Peter, the fourth Earl of Fingall ; by 
her who died 16 Aujuft 1731, he had a fon Edmond, Lieu- 
tenant Colonel in the firii: regiment of foot guards, who 
died unmarried at Bath in May 177 1. On 23 March 1736 
he married fecondly Anna, daughter of James Craggs Efq. 
Poft Mafler General, fifter and heir to the Right Hon. 
James Craggs, and relid of Robert Knight of Gosfield- 
Hall in the county of Eflex Efq. Secretary for the Lee- 
ward iflands ; by his marriage with this Lady, having ac- 
quired a confiderable eftate, he aflumed the furname of 
Craggs, but (he deceafing without ifTue, he married third- 


' Rot. pat. 7 Geo. III. iV p. D. Rot. 27. Jour. lY. 50a, 
Rot. h9 15 Geo. III. 4. p. D. R. i. 


ly 2 January I757> Elizabeth, Countefs Dowager of 
Berkeley, and deceafing in Dublin 13 October 1788, he 
was interred at Gosfield-Hall, leaving ilTue 

Mary, married to George, Marquefs of Buckingham, 
on whom the title and eftates devolved, as hath been al- 
ready obferved, and the prefentiffue of this marriage are, 

Richard, Earl Temple, born 21 March 1776; (t) 

George, born 30 December 1788 ; and (2) 

Lady Mary, born 8 July 1737 . (i) 

Titles.] George Grenville-Nugent-Templc, Mar- 
quefs of Buckingham, JEarl Temple, Earl Nugent, and 
Vifcount and Baron Cobham. 

Creations.] V. and B. Cobham 23 May 1718, 4 
Geo. I. E. Temple i8 O6tober 1749, 23 Geo. II. E. Nu- 
gent of the Kingdom of Ireland 21 July 1776, 15 Geo. III- 
and M. of the Town of Buckingham in the county of 
Buckingham, in 1784. 24 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Quarterly 6 coats ift emerald on a crofs pearl, 
five torteauxes, for Grenville. 2nd faphire, a lion 
guardant pearl, for Buckingham- 3d Ruby, 3 lions 
pafTant, topaz, for Normandy. 4th Quarterly, iftand 
4th topaz, an eagle difplayed, diamond, 2d and 3d pearl, 
two bars diamond, on each three martlets, topaz, for 
Temple. 5th Ruby, on a chevron, topaz, three lions 
rampant, diamond, for Cobham. 6th Ermine, two bars 
ruby, for Nugent. 

Supporters.] Two Cockatrices, emerald, combed 
and wattled, ruby, ducajly gorged and chained, topaz. 

Crest.] A cockatrice, with wings expanded, eme- 
rald, combed and wattled, ruby. 

Motto.] Decrevi. 

Seats.] Stozve, and Wotton, in the county of Buck* 
ingham ; Gosfield-Hall in the county of Effex ; and Car- 
lanUown in the county of Weftmcath, 44 miles fiom^ 

* Lodge edit. 1754. I. 127 to 130. Collins V. 256. and CoIIeftlons, 

YoL. m. y 3 * CROSBIE, 

( 335 ) 




H E anceftor of this noble family of Creole, was im- 
mediately defcended from the Crofbies of Great-Cro/bie in 
the county of Lancafter, England ; he came into Ireland 
in the reign of Q. ^^lizabeth, and had two fons, Patrick, 
his heir ; and John of whom hereafter. 

Patrick, the eldeft fon, was born in the Queen's County, 
in the reign of Q. Elizabeth ; and for his many great fer- 
vices to the crown and the proteftant caufe ( by defeating 
the fchemes and plots of O'Morough, whole poftcrity are 
now denominated Moore) was rewarded with divers grants 
of lands, including the laid O'Morough's ellate ; hence 
he became pafTefled of a confiderable landed property, in 
which he was fucceeded by his fon 

Sir Pierce, who was a minor at the death of his father i. 
He was an officer at the intended relief of the protef- 
tants in the city of Rochelle, under the Duke of Bucking- 
ham, which city was then belieged by Cardinal Richlieu, 
and on his return from thence in July 1629, K. Charles I. 
directed the Lords of the council in England, to write in 
his behalf to the Lord Vifcount Falkland, then L. D. of 
Ireland, that Sir Pierce's regiment which he brought with 
him from Rochelle, (hould be put upon the Irifh eftablifli- 
nient ; he ferved as a Colonel under the great Guftavus 
Adolphus, King of Sweden, in his German wars for the 
relief of the proteftants, and landed with that monarch at 
Stralfund in Pomerania. He had afterwards the misfor- 
tune among other loyal fubjeds to incur the refentment of 
the Earl of Strafford, for oppoiing in parliament the vio- 
lent meafures of that nobleman, to avoid which he was 
obliged to quit the kingdom i a fecond profecution was 


^ Decree in Chancery 31 May 1623, 


carried on againft him in the court of Star Chamber in 
England, after which trial he was confined in the Fleet 
prifon, in England, from whence he efcaped beyond 
the feas, and continued abroad until the time of the Earl 
of Strafford's trial, when he became in his turn an 

evidence againft him. It then appeared * That 

** Sir Pierce Crofbie had been fequeftered from the 
** council table in Ireland for his voting againft the bill in 
'* the Houie of Commons, which had been fent in by 
*^ the Lord Deputy ^." He was a gentleman of the privy 
chamber to K. Charles I. ; alfo a Lord of the privy coun- 
cil, and is faid to have been created a Baronet at the firft 
inftitution of that honour by K. James I f '.He mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Andrew Noel of Brooke in 
the county of Rutland, Knt. and widow of George, the 
firft Earl of Caftlehaven, but dying without iffue about the 
year 1646 J, bequeathed all his eftates real and perfonal to 
his coufins Walter and David Croibie, fons of his uncle 


* This epitome is taken from Smith's hift. of Kerry. 52. n. but 
the fafls are related at large in Rufliworth's hiiiorical coUetlions, I, 
350. 252. II. 4. 26, III. 895. &c. and Commons Jour. I. ii8. 

'f- That he was a Baronet the following privy leal will identify ; 
*' Sir Pierce Croibie, Knt. and Baronet, one of the gentlemen of 
*' the privy chamber and a privy counsellor of Ireland, having at- 
*' tended the King's fervice in England, and returning to Ireland to 
* profecute fuch diredlions as his Majelty had given him, for the ad- 
*' vancement of his fervice there and elfewhere, the King was gra- 
** cioufly pleafed in confideration of his manifold fervices done to 
** him and K. James I. as well in the court as in the-wars, tofignify 
*' to the L.L. the good opinion his Majefty held of him, and to require 
** them to give him fuch refpecl and treatment during his abode iu 
" Ireland, as his own merit and the eltimation the King had of himt 
*' might juftly claim at their hands ; as alfo that the Earl of Cork 
*' gave him alfurance that he retained no memory of former un- 
*' kindnefs between them. Beaulieue, 14 Auguft 1632." (Rolls in 

"^ He made his will '7 November 1646, ordered his body to be bu- 
ried in the chapel of St. Patrick in Dublin, if his heir Sir Johp 
Croibie might conveniently do it, othervvife to be buried in. the 
Francifcan monaftery of Kildare , deviled the abbey of Odorney 
and other lands in Kerry to Sir John Crofbie, Bart, in fee by the 
name of his lawful heir , Sir John proved faid will 28 Odtober 1663, 
but the faid John being attainted at the time of making the will, 
and furviving the teftator, and the laid attainder having never been ' 
reverfed, the King became entitled to the premiiles by virtue of the 
faid will and attainder. (Prerog. Otf.) 

' Lodge Colle(5l. and Rev. Mr. Connor's MSS. Chanter of Ard-; 
fert in 1752, ? 


John. Which John, younger brother to Patrick aforefald, and 
from whom the Earl of Glandore derives, entered into 
holy orders ; was prebendary of Difert; and was advanced 
to the epifcopal fee of Ardfert by privy fcal dated at Oat- 
lands 2 Odober 1600*. He died in September 1621 and 
having married a daughter of O'Lalor, one of the chief 
gentry of the Queen^s County, left ifTue four daughters, 

the cider married to Mac-Flligott ; the fecond to 

Map-Gillycuddy ; the third to Stephenfon of Dun- 

moylin, in the county of Limerick ; the fourth to 

Cotlum : and two fons viz. 

Sir Walter, created a Baronet of Nova-Scotia, joint heir 
with his brother to Sir Pierce ; and 
(2) Colonel David. 

Sir Walter Crofbie, the eldcfl: fon of the Bifliop, was de- 
TlomTnated of Maryborough in the Queen's County, and 
was created a Baronet of Nova-Scotia in 1630 i. He mar* 
ried Mabel, fourth daughter of Sir Nicholas Brown, Knt. 
of MolahefFe and Rofs in the county of Kerry, filter 
to Sir Valentine, Knt. and Bart. ; and died 5 Auguft 
1638 2, having had ilTue by her, one daughter Mabel, 
married to Owen Sullivan, Efq. ; and four fons, viz. ^ 
Maurice, who died before his father, without ilTue ; John, 
who fiicceeded ; Pierce ; and Walter ^. 

Sir John, the fecond Baronet, lived at Ballyfinn in the 
Qijeen^s County (nov/ the feat of the Hon. William Wef- 
ley Pole,) and having efpoufed the royal caufe, forfeit- 
ed his great eftate. 

By his wife Anne, he had iiTue Maurice, his heir apr 
parent, who married Dorothea, daughter of John An- 
nefley of Bailyfonan in the county of Kildare, Efq. He 
was attainted for engaging in the civil war of 1688 ; and 
died before his father, leaving iffue Sir Warren ', George; 
and Sarah. 


* Which being remarkable, we fhall give the following extradl. 
* He was a graduate in fchools of Englilh race, and yet is (killed in 
* the Irifh tongue, well difpofed in religion, and who hath already 
, *' fome other means of living to inable him to bear the counte- 
*' nance of fiich a promotion, which the place hath need of, becaufe 
* the temporalities of that fee, by reafon of thofe rebellions, are 
** wafted and yield little profit, we have thought no man fitter than 
'* he." (Editor's copy of Wares. Bps.) 

" Beatfon's Index. 2 See Lord Aylmer. n. Inq. poft mor- 

tem taken 17 January 1668. -s Prerog. Off. 


Sir Warren, the eldefl fon, lucceeding his grandfather, 
became the third Baronet, he icfiried about 1750 in the 
Queen's County, and attci became feated at Croihie-Park 
in the county of Wicklow, where he died 30 January i759j> 
leaving iffue by his Lady 2 (who was drov/ned 29 Odober 
1748 in pafling the ford, over the river Slaney near Car- 
low, the coach being overturned by the violence of the 
flood) a fon and fuoceffor. Sir Paul, the fourth Baronet, 
who left illue a fon and heir Sir Edward, the fth and 
prefent Baronet. 

We now return to Colone! David Crofbie, younger fon David 
of the Biihop or Ardfert, and Joint heir with his brother Sir 
Walter, to Sir Pierce Crofbie (as hath been aheady obferv- 
cd). f-In 1641 he was governor of the county of Kerry, 
and was befieged 'n the caftle of Bailingarry in that coun- 
ty, within the ifland of that name, i)ingon the river 
Shannon, but which he had regularly fortified ; he defend- 
ed this caftle for more than a year, tiil the draw-bridge of 
the ifland was treachercufly let down, by one of his men 
called Kelly, whereby the enemies entered the fortrefs, 
and from whom, notwithftanding he was confined to his 
bed with the gout, he obtained quarter by the force of his 
blunderbufs. He was conveyed to Ballybegan-Caftle near 
Tralee, where in breach of the articles, they intended to 
have murdered him, but was fecretly conveyed from 
thence by his two nephews, Mac-E!igott, and Mac-Gil- 
lycuddy, both Colonels in the enemy's camp. He was af- 
terwards Governor of Kingfaie for the King, which he fur- 
rendered upon articles of capitulation, for the garrifon and 
his ellate, to the Lord Broghill who befieged it for the par- 
liament of England '. 

He married a daughter of Do8:or John Steere, Bifliop of 
Ardfert, who died in May 1628 ^, and by her had lifue 
two fons and four daughters, viz. 

Sir Thomas, his heir. (l) 

Patrick, who became feated at Tubrid, and married Ag- (2) 
nes Freke, aunt to Sir Ralph Freke, Bart, and by her had 
ilfue feven fons and two daughters, the elder married firft 
to - BlenerhafTett, and fecondiy to Captain David 
Barry, fon to Richard, the fecond iiarl of Barrymore ; and 

the younger married to Herbert. The fons were 

Pierce, who died without iffue j William, (a Colonel in the 


s Smith's Kerry, $2. ^War, Bps. 52^ 


army, who left an only daughter Anne, married to John 
BlenerhaiTett, Efq. Knight of the Shire for Kerry) ; 
Thomas alfo a Colonel in the army, John in the army, 
and Raymond, which three died without iffue ; Maurice, 
(an Officer in the fervice of Q^ Anne ; he ferved in 
Spain, under the Earl of Peterborough, and died 2 No- 
vember 1761, ast. 81, leaving ilTue by his wife Catharine, 
daughter of Captain Lancelot Sandes of Carrigfoil, fhc 
deceaied at a very early period of life, two fons, Lancelot 
ofTuGrid, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Mau-^ 
rice Crofbie created Lord Branden, and had iffue; and Tho- 
nias-Freke, who married Catharine Fitzgerald, fifter to the 
Knight of the G!yn, and dying a young man in April 175 1 
left iffue one fon Guftavus-Adolphus-Freke; and one 
daughter Catharine) ; Arthur of Dublin, the feventh and 
youngeft fon of Patrick Crofbie, married Elizabeth, young- 
eft daughter of the aforefaid Captain Sandes, and died in 
February 1768, having had iffue by her (who died in 
April 1770) four daughters, viz. Lucy, Elizabeth, Mar- 
garet, and Agnes ; and one fon William-Francis, who 
5 Auguft 1750 married Frances, daughter of Richard Lord 
Mornington, and dying before his father in January 1761, 
left by her who died ii September 1768, a daughter born 
23 0tober 1752 ; and one fon William-Arthur '. 
(i) Daughter (the cldeft) married to Richard Shovel, Efq., a 

Captain in Lord Inchiquin's Regiment of Horfe in the fer- 
vice of K. Charles I. and an officer of fingular courage 
and humanity ; which was evinced by his conduct, on the 
defeat given to the rebels at Knockanus in the county of 
Cork by Lord Inchiquin. 

(2) The fecond, to Richard Chute of Tullegaran, Efq. 

(3) The third, to Garrett Reeves, Efq. who died without 
male iffue. 

(4) The youngeft, to Captain William Reeves, who had 
no iffue ^. 

Sir Sir Thomas Crofbie (eldeft fon of Colonel David) was 

Thomas, knighted by James Duke of Qrmond, in confideration of 
the loyalty of his family during the civil wars ; and fixed 
his feat at Ardfcrt, he was member for the county of Kerry 
in K. James's parliament, held by him at Dublin in 1688; 
to this King he maintained his obedience, and never took 
the oaths to K. William ; he was envied for his great hof- 


Lodge and Smith. 2 Lodge M. S. ColIe6l. 

CROSBIE, Earl of GLANDORE. i-,i 


pitalky and fingular intention of rebuilding the Cathedral 
of Ardfert, for which end he laid up a great pile of timber bv 
the walls of that Church in 1687, which laudable defign 
was fruftrated by the enfuing civil wars ; he died in 1694, 

and having married firft Bridget daughter of Tynte 

of the county of Cork, Efq., left ifiue by her four fons and 
two daughters, viz. 

David his heir. . 

William, a Major in the army, 1 yA 

Patrick, in holy orders, > died without iflue. (3) 

Walter, of Trinity College Dublin, J (4) 

Daughter Sarah, married to Henry Stoughton of Rattoo ^^' 
in the county of Kerry Kfq., nephew to Murrogh the firfl: 
Earl of Inchicjuin, and had two fons, Anthony, who mar- 
ried, and had a fon Anthony, living in 1752; and Tho- 

Bridget, married to Thomas Morgcl, Efq. (2) J 

Sir Thomas, by his fecond wife Elizabeth, widow of Sir 

Ralph Wilfon and daughter ot -Fitzgerald of Coo- 

nagh, in the county of Limerick, i^^fq. left no iifue ; but 
by his third wife Elizabeth, eldeft daughter and coheir to 

William Hamilton, and widow of Johnfon Efq. 

(whom he married purfuant to Indenture, dated 30 Augult 
1680) he had four fons and one daughter, viz. 

Thomas of Ballyhcigc in the county of Kerry, (where 
his father relided on his laft marriage, and fixed it the re- 
iidence of this his fon) he was reprefentative in parliament 
for the county of Kerry, in 1709; and in 1711 mar- 
ried Lady Margaret Barry, daughter of Richard the fecond 
Earl of Barrymore, by his third wife, he made his will 
18 Auguft 1724 r proved 12 May 1731) and dying before 
that year, left iffue two daughters, Anne- Dorothy, (mar- 
ried to William Carrique of Glandyne, or Clare, Efq. and 
had an only fon); Harriot Jane, (married to Colonel Lan- 
celot Crofbie of Tubrid in the county of Kerry), and a 
fon and heir, James oF Ballyheige, who married Mary, 
daughter of his uncle Pierce Croltie of Rufheen, and 
dying in March 1761, left one daughter Jlenrietta-EIiza- 
beth-Anne * and two fons, Pierce, and James. 

Major John, living in 1752, in thecounty of Wicklow, 
he entered into the army in the reign of (^ Anne, and loft /^^ 
his right arm in the fervice of his country j he fought with 


' Lodge, Smith. 



lingular courage in feveral battles and fieges in Spain un- 
der Lord Gaiway and other Britirti Generals, and behaved 
gallantly in the battle of Dettingen, under George li. 
he alfo ferved in the Scottifti Rebellion of 1745 under the 
Duke of Cumberland, and was conftituted governor of the 
Fort of Aberdeen by that Prince, when he marched againft 
the rebels to the battle of Culloden, after which, being worn 
with fatigue and age, he retired and embraced a country 
life. -He left a numerous iffue, of whoroj one daughter, 
was married to Colonel Lockart, who had been wounded 
in 1745 whilft defending the perfon of the Duke of Cum- 
berland; and another to Chriftopher Hilliarda nephew to 
Richard Ponfonby of Grotto, Efq. 
(2) Pierce, Efq. Barrifter at Law, was feated at Rufiicen in 
the county of Kerry, he married Margaret, daughter of 
Captain Lancelot Sandes of Carigfoyle, before mentioned, 
and dying in April 1761, left ifTue an only fon Francis; 
and two daughters, viz. Mary, married to James Crofbie 
of Bally heige Efq. who died in March 1761 , and Elizabeth 
(4) Colonel Charles, who entered into the Army at 15 years 
of age, ferved in Flanders in Q^ Anne's wars, under the 
Duke of Marlborough, and commanded his late Majefly's 
Marine forces, in the Sea fight at Toulon in the Mediter- 
ranean. He married firft the daughter of Mr. War- 
burton of Chefter, and fifler to Jane Dutchefs of Argyle, 
hy whom he had two fons and two daughters, the elder 
daughter married Norris, and the younger 

-Elliott, both Captains in the army ; and marry- 
ing fecondly a confiderable heirefs in Chefhire, left another 
fon an infant in 1752. 
(i) Daughter Anne, married firft, to Richard Malone of 
Ballynahowne in the King's county Efq., by whom fhe had 
a numerous iffue; fecondly to William L'Eftrange, Efq., 
and by him had one fon, an Officer in the army ; and 
thirdly to Peter Holmes of Johnftown, Efq., by whom fhe 
had another fon. 
David. We now proceed with David Crofble, Efq. (eldefl; fon 
of Sir Thomas, by his firfl: wife) who v/as feated at Ard- 
fert, but being fcrupulous with regard to the title of K. 
William, he never would take the oaths to that King, 
confequently never was in any public fituation during his 
reign ; he married Jane, younger daughter and coheir to 
William Hamilton, Efq, and fifter to his father's third wife, 
in confequence of which marriage, the Earl of Glandore 


CROSBIE, Earl op GfcANDORE. 333 

4^uartcrs the Arms of Hamilton; dying in 17 17, he left 
ilfue by this Lady Sir Maurice his heir ; and four daugh- 
ters, viz. 

Anne, married to Henry Rofe of Mountpleafant, in the (i) 
county of Limerick Efq., Juftice of the King's Bench, by 
whom (he left three children, and died 5 May 1740. 

Elizabeth, to Maurice Fitzgerald, Knight of Kerry, and 
by him, who left her a widow, with ten daughters, (2) 
nine of whom were married to gentlemen of character, 
and confiderable fortune ; and two Tons, the elder of whom 
was alfo Knight of Kerry ; and the younger fon i<obert, 
was bred to the profeffion of the law. 

Margaret, firlt married to Lancelot Sandes, Efq., and (3) 
fecondly to John Green of the Abbey, in the county of 

Mary-Anne, to John Coplnger, Efq. , fhe died 15 (4) 
March 1747 J leaving ilfue by him who died 5 June 1752, 
two Tons, John and Maurice '. 

Sir Maurice Crofbie, the only fon, was knighted ^"". 
16 February 1711 12, was chofen to parliament for the ^ ^"^^^- 
county of Kerry in 17 13, and continued to reprefent that Lord 
county, till 1758, when he was advanced to the Peerage 
purfuant to privy feal at Kenfington 27 July, and patent ^ 
at Dublin 6 September fame year, and by the title of Baron 
of Branden, he fat firft in parliament 19 November 1759 
In December 1 7 1 2, he married Lady Anne, eldefl: daughter 
of Thomas Earl of Kerry, and dying 20 January 1762, 
left iflue by her (who died 17 December 1757) three fons 
and four daughters, viz. 

William, his fucceffor. (i) 

John born in 1724, who married Elizabeth, daughter (2) 
of Mr. Fifher, and died without iffue in May 1755. 

Rev. Maurice, Dean of Limerick, who married to (3) 
his firfl wife (2^2 March 1762) Elizabeth, daughter and 
coheir to William Gun of Kilmary in the county of Kerry, 
Efq. Counfellor at Law, and fhe dying 14 April 1767, he 
married fecondly, 13 Auguft 1768 ; Pyne, daughter of Sir 
Henry Cavendifh, Bart, by whom he had one fon William, 
and three daughters, viz. Anne, Pyne, and Dorothea. 

Daughter jane, married i February 1735, to Thomas (0 
Mahon of Stroakflown in the i^ounty of Rofcomon, Efq. 


' Lodge Colleft. and Smith's Hift. Kerry. ^ 

Rot. A^. 32 Geo. il, P. p. p. R ,^54. JS. 
* Lord's Jour, IV. 162, 


e'(5led to parliament for faid county, and by him had a fon 
and heir Maurice, now of Stroakftown. 

(i) Anne, to Bartholomew Mahon of Clonfree in the faid 
county, Efq. 

^2) Elizabeth, to Lancelot Crofbie of Tubridi in theeoun- 

ty of Kerry, Efq., and 

(3) Dorothea, to the Rev. Richard Pigott of the county of 

Cork, and died in 1782. 
William William, the fecond Lord, was elc^led to Parlia- 

I * ment for Ardfert, which he continued to reprefent 'till he 
Earl, took his feat in the Houfe of Peers * 23 January 1762, 
and was appointed in February 1770, Cuftos Rotulorum 
of the county of Kerry, 30 November 177 1 he was ad- 
vanced to the dignity of Vifcount Crofbie, purfuant to 
privy leal at St James's 1 8 06tober preceding * by this 
title he took his feat in the Houfe of peers ^ 3 December 
fame year, and in 1776, his Majefty M^as pleafed to create 
him an Earl of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the title of Earl 
of Glandore in the county of Cork, for this honour the 
writ of privy feal, bears date at St. James's 28June, and the 
patent 4 at Dublin 22 July fame year. In November 1745, 
Jie married Lady Theodofia Bligh, daughter of John, the 
firll: Earl Darnley, by the Lady Theodofia Hyde, (Ba- 
ronefs Clifton of Leighton Bromfwold) daughter of Edward 
Earl of Clarendon, and heir at law to Charles Stuart Duke 
of Richmond and Lennox, and had iiTue by her who died 
20 May 1777, two fons and three daughters, viz. 

C4) Maurice, born 17 Februry 1749, died 10 November in 

the fame year. 

^^) John, Vifcount Crofbie. 

^6) Daughter Lady Anne, born i December 1754, married 

in May 1775 to John-William Talbot of Mount Talbot in 
the county of Roiccmon Efq. ^ 

(y) Lady Theodofia, born 12 March 17515, died 3 June 


(8) Lady Arabella, born 21 OQober 1757, married 27 Fe- 

bruary 1783, to the Hon. Edward Ward, brother to the 
Lord Vifcount Bangor. 

His Lordfhip married fecondly 1 November 1777, J^ne 
daughter of Edward Vefey, Efq. and reli6toF John Ward, 
Efq. ; but by her who died in September 1787, he had no 
iffue, and deceafing 11 April 17 81, was fucceeded in the 
honours and clfates by his only furviving fon 

Lords Jour. IV. 23 \ ^ kol. A^. 12 Geo. III. 

* Jour. IV. 59S\ 4 Rot. A"^. 16 Geo. lU. 4- P- D. 


John, the fecond and prefent Earl of Glandorc, who was John, 
born 25 May i^S3> was educated in Trinity College-,*, 
Dublin, where he took the degrees of Batchelor and 
Mafter of arts; was chofen Member of parliament for Ath- 
boy in the county ofMeath, after the death of General 
"Weft in 06tober 1775, as he was at the general election 
in 1776, chofen Member for Ardfert in the county of Ker- 
ry, which place he reprefented till the deceafe of his bro- 
ther; his Lordfliip, fat firft in parliament 16 April 1782 
was appointed Governor and Cuftos Rotulorum of the coun- 
ty of Kerry, and fworn of his Majefty's Privy Council in 
Ireland 25 February 1785 ; 26 November 1777, he was 
married at London by Frederick Archbilhop of Canter- 
bury, to Diana daughter of George Vifcount Sackville, but 
hath no iiTue. 

Titles.] John Crofbie Earl of Glandore, Vifcount 
Crofbie, and Baron of Branden* 

Creations.] B. of Branden in the county of Kerry 
16 September 1758, 32 Geo. II. V. Crofbie of Ardfert in 
the fame county, 3 November 177X5 Geo. III. and E. 
of Glandore in the county of Cork 22 July 1776, 17 
Geo. III. 

Arms.] Topaz, a lion rampant faph ire ; in chief pearl, 
two dexter hands. 

Crest.] On a wreath, three daggers, viz. two in fal- 
tire, and the other ered, their pommels upwards and 
enwrapped by a fnake, all proper. 

Supporters.] Two leopards reguardant, ducally col- 
lared and chained. 

Motto.] Indignante invidia florebit Jus- 

Seat.] Ardfert Houfe in the county of Kerry, 144 Miles 
from Dublin. 

* Lords Jour, V. 293. 


( 33^ ) 


cy IT is faid that this family can be traced from the time of 
Alfred the Great ; but our account fhall commence with 
Robert. Robert Stratford a younger branch of the houfe of Mere- 
vale, and the firfl of the name that fettled in this kingdom, 
whither he emigrated before 1660. Which Robert was 
one of the original bargeiTcs in the charter conftituting Bal- 
tinglafs a borough ; he was eleded to parliament for the 
county of Wicklow ; in 1662 he married the daughter of 
Oliver Walfh of Ballykilcavan in the Queen's County, Efq. 
purchafed feveral eftates and interefls m the provinces of 
Leinfter and Munfter, and died in 1699, leaving ifTue 
two fons and feven daughters, viz. " 

(i) Edward, who fucceeded his father. 

(2) Francis, born in 1667, who was Conful at Bourdeaux 5 

and died without ilTue. 

(i) Daughter Grace, born 2 May 1666, married to Samuel 

Burton of Burton-Hall in the county of Carlow, Efq. 

(2) Mary, born i April 1668, married to Robert Hickman, 

Efq. of the county of Clare. 

f^) blizabeth, born 27 September 1672, married to Tho- 

mas Eyre of Eyreville in the county of Galway, Efq. 

(4) Abigail, born in 1673, married firft to George Canning 
of Garvagh in Donegall, Efq. ; and fecondly to Major 

(5) Jane, born 5 June 1674, married to John Carleton of 
Darlinghill, in the county of Tipperary, Efq. 

'- ^ Anne, born 6 April 1675, married to Robert PerfTe of 

Roxborough in the county of Galway, Efq. 

(7) Catharine, born 3 May 1676, married to John Spencer, 

Efq. of the city of Dublin, who ferved in parliament for the 

borough of Baltinglafs in the reigns of K. Will. Q; Anne ; 

Geo. L and IL 



, Edward, the eldeft fon, was born 28 January 1653-4; Edward. 
he purchafed the fee of the feveral farms and leafeholds 
which his father held, and added thereto the Lordfliip and 
tnanor of Great-Belan, Little-Belan, Pill, and Grangeford, 
in the county of Kildare, purchafed from the Lord Fitz- 
harding, &c. He was involved, as was his father, in the 
troubles of K. James's reign, but was very inftrumental 
in eftablilhing the Houfe of Orange and the fucceffion of 
the Houfe of Hanover ; he furniflied K. William's army 
with 2000 fheep, and 200 oxen, entertained his Majefty 
at Beian, and maintained fuch of that King's forces as 
were quartered near him with bread and beer ; for Avhich 
K. James's adherents threatened their lives, plundered 
their Munfter eftates of their flock, and did other confidera- 
ble damages^ the then commiflioners, by order of K. William, 
fent letters of acknowledgment for thefe aids, and a Peer- 
age was oflFered to Mr Stratford^ which however he declin- 

He married fifft Elizabeth, daughter of Eufeby Baifley 
of Ricketftowii in the county of Carlow> Efq. and fecond- 
ly Penelope, reli6t of ' ' Echlin, but by her had no" 
iflue ; and he died 23 February 1739-40, having had iflue 
three fons and one daughter Anne, married to Charles 
Plunket of Dillonftown in the county of Lowth Efq. ; the 
fons were,' 

Robert, who fettled in the Queen's County, married the (0 
reli6t of Siffon, and had iiTue five daughters, viz. 

Grace, married to Samuel Richardfon of Dublin, Efq. ; 
Anne, to the Rev. Chaworth Chambre ; Jane, to James 
Wemys of Danesfort in the county of Kilkenny, Efq. ; 
Mary, to Henry O'Neal of the county of Antrim, Efq. ' 
and Penelope. 

Eufebius, who with his brother Robert inherited their (2) 
father's eftates in the Queen's County ; married Eliza- 
beth, daughter of =- Warren of Kilkenny, Efq. and 

had iflue Edward of Ballycorman iri the Queen's County, 

Efq. ; Benjamin, of Corbally in faid county, counfellor at 

. law, who married Jane, iifter to James Wemys aforefaid ; 

Eufebius, counfellor at law ; Francis, Redor of Baltin- 

glafs, who married Anne, daughter and coheir to - 

"Slack of the county of Kildare ; Elizabeth, married to Ste- 
phen Fitz-Gerald of the Queen's County, Efq. ; and Ma- 
ry, to Richard Fitz-Gerald, alfo of the Queen's County. 

John, the third fon, on whom his father fettled the fa- (s) 
mily eftates in Leinfter and Mun'fter ^ he fervcd the of- >hn, 

Vol. IIL Z iice ^'. 


fice of Sheriff for the counties of Carlow, Wexford, V/ick- 
low, and Kildare ; was chofen to parliament for Baltin- 
glafsin the reigns of George I. and II. and fo continued 
till his prefent Majefty was pleafed to advance him to the 
Peerage'. In 1763 he was (ireated Baron of Baltinglafs 
in the county of Wicklow, purfuant to privy feal at St. 
Jameses 19 April, patent^ at Dublin 21 May, and by this 
title he had his introduction to the Houfe of Peers I2 Oc- 
tober in the fame year ^. In 1776, he was created Vifcount 
Aldborough of Belan in the county of Kildare, for which 
honour the privy feal bears date alfo at St. James's 26 June, 
and the patent ^ at Dublin 22: July that year ; and on 9 
February 1777 % he was advanced to the dignities of Vif- 
count Amiens and Earl of Aldborough of the palatinate of 
Upper Ormond, purfuant to privy feal 23 January preced- 

He married Martha, daughter and coheir to the Rev. 
Benjamin O'Neal, Archdeacon of Leighlin, by his wife 
Hannah, daughter and coheir to Colonel Joihua Paul, and 
deceafed 24 July 1777, having had ilTue fix fons and nine 
daughters, viz. 
( i) Edward, who fucceeded to the honours. 

(2) John, who ferves in parliament for the county of Wick- 
low, married Elizabeth, daughter of the Hon. and Rev. 
Frederick Hamilton, Archdeacon of Raphoe ', and had fe= 
veral daughters* 

(3) Francis-Paul, In holy orders. 

(4) Benjamin O'Neal, who ferved in parliament for Baltln- 
glafsy married Martha, only daughter and heir to John 
Burton, Efq. ; and niece and heirefs to Mafon Gerard, 
Efq. late of the county of Dublin 5 by this Lady he has 
one fon and feveral daughters. 

Robert, a Captain in the Navy, died in 1778, unmar- 

William, who is deceafed. 
)j( Daughter Lady Hannah. 

J A Lady Elizabeth, married to Robert Tynte of Dun- 

lavan in the county of Wicklow, Efq. and by him 
was mother of the late Sir James Stratford Tynte, Bart, 
who left: iffue by Hannah, daughter of Morley Saunders, 
Efq.. two daughters his coheirs. 


Alrnon and Debret's Peerage. 
2 Rot. Ao. 3 Geo. III. 3. p. D. R. 4 

^* Lords Jour IV\ 271. 

'^ Idem. 16 Geo. 111. 5. p. f. R. 45- 

"''Id-en!}; 1?. 3. p. f R.- 3S.-S4^ and Lordi' Jour, V. 8. 



. Lady Martha, married to the late Morley Saunders of (n) 
Saunders's-Grove in the county of Wicklow, Elq. and by 
him had ifTue Morley, now of Saunders's-Grove, who 
married in July 1787, Ehnor-Catharinc, only daughter of 
James Glafcock, Efq. ; Edward, decealed ; Martha-Loui- 
(a. ; Deha-Sophia, married to Meade-Sv/ift Dennis, ne- 
phew and coheir to James, late Lord Trafton ; Hannah^ 
married to Sir James-Stratford Tynte, Bart. ; Maria; Ifa- 
bella ; Charlotte ; Amelia ; Barbara ; and Ehzabeth. 

Lady Anne, to George Povvel, Efq. but has no iliue. (4} 

Lady Grace. (5) 

Lady Amelia, to Richard, late Lord Vifcount Powerf- (6) 
court, whom fhe furvives. 

Lady Harriot, to RoI>ert Hartpole of the Queen's (?) 
County, Efq. by whom (he has iffue George, Anna-iVlaria, 
and Martha. 
Lady Maria, and I j^^^^j-^j ,_ (8) 

LadyLetitia. J (g) 

Edward, the fecond and prefent Earl of Aldborough, EiwarJ, 
ferved in the Britifh parliament for the boroujrh of Taun- ^ 
ton in the county of Somerfet, as he did m the Iriih fenate * 

for Baltinglafs, till his acceflion to the Peerage in 1777 ; 
on 14 October, in that year, he Hit firil: in the Houfe of 
Lords % and his Lordlhip hath fince been appointed a 
Governor of the county of Wicklow ; enrolled amongl!: the 
Fellows of the Royal Society, and appointed a trullee for 
the linen manufa<ture. 

He married firft Barbara, daughter and fole heir to the 
Hon. Nicholas Herbert, of Great-Glenham in the county 
of Suffolk, member of the Britifli parliament for Wilton 
and uncle to the prefent Earl of Pembroke, by Anne his 
wife, daughter and coheir to Dudley North of Great-Glen- 
ham, Efq. 5 this Lady dying without iiFue in 1787, his 
Lordihip married fecondly 24 May 1788, Elizabeth, only 
daughter of Sir John Henniker of Newton-Hill, and 
Stratford-Houfe in the county of Effex, Knt. 

Titles.] Edward Stratford, Earl of Aldborough, Vif- 
count Aldborough, Vifcount Amiens, and Baron of Bal- 

Z2 Creations.] 

' Information of the Eail, 
Lords Jour. V. 8. 


Creations.] B. of Baltlnglafs in the county of Wick- 
low, 21 May 1763, 3 Geo. III. V. Aldborough of Belan 
in the county of Kildare, 22 July 1776, 16 Geo. III.; 
and V. Amiens, and E. of Aldborough in the palatinate 
of Upper-Ormond, 9 February 1777, 17 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Pearl, barruly of ten, faphire, charged with a 
lion rampant, topaz. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a dexter arm, embowed at the 
elbow, couped, the hand naked, holding a fcimeter, pro- 
per, fluds and hilt, topaz. 

Supporters.] The dexter. Fame blowing a trumpet, 
proper, attired pearl and diamond, trumpet in dexter 
hand, topaz, a palm branch in the fmifter hand, emerald> 
fword and wings, topaz, belt, ruby. The fmifter Mars, 
armed proper, helmet and armour diamond, ftudded, 
topaz, plume of oftrich's feathers, pearl, fpurs, fword and 
target, in dexter hand, and fpear in the iinifter, topaz, 
belt, ruby. 

Motto.] Virtuti nihil obstat et armis. 

Seats.] Belan in the county of Kildare, 31 miles from 
Dublin, Baltinglafs in the county of Wicklow, Mcunt- 
Neale in the county of Car low, Glenham-Hall and Great- 
Glenham in the county of Suffolk, and Park-Hill and 
Nightingale-Hall, in Middlefcx. 




Richa'rd. X HE Family of FoRTESCUE, Forteskewe, Fos- 
KEWE, derives its origin from Sir Richard le Forte, a Per- 
fon of extraordinary flrength and courage, and a diftin- 
guifhed foldier, who accompanied William, Duke of Nor- 
mandy, in his Expedition to England ; and bearing a 
(Irons: ibield before th^ Duke, at the decifive battle of Haf- 
^ tings 


tings In Suffex againft K. Harold, wherein he was expofed 
to in^minent danger, having three horfes killed under him, 
contributed greatly to his prefervation ; and from that fip-- 
nal event were affumed the name and motto of the family, 
the word Scutum in Latin, or Efcu in French (a Shield) 
being added to Forte ^ compofes the name, anc} the motto 
IS, Forte Scutum, Salus Ducum- 

In this battle his fon Sir Adam was likewife a principal Sir 
commander, and behaved fo well, that, for the good fer- ^^^^* 
vice his father and he had done, the Conqueror gave hinj 
Wimondeflon, Wimftone, or (as it is now written) Win- 
flon', in the parifh of IVIodberry, the hundred of Armington 
and county of Devon, with divers other lands in that and 
other counties ; which were confirmed by charter of 10 
K- John, to Sir John Fortefcue, and continiied in the 
poiTeflion of the family to the reign of Q^ Elizabeth, about 
the fpace of 400 years. After the Kingdom was fettled. Sir ' 
Richard returned to his family in Normandy, where his 
pofterity, by another fon, continued in great repute ; and 
Sir Adam, remaining in England, eftablilhed a noble Fa- 
mily at Winfton. 

His fon and fuccelTor was Adam Fortefcue, Efq., thcAdamj 
father of another Adam, whofe iffue were three fons. Sir Adam* 
John 5 Sir Richard, and Sir Nicholas, both Knights of St. 
John of Jerufalem, who attended K Richard I. to the 
Holy Land, to fight againft Saladin, the Soldan of Egypt. 

Sir John Fortefcue of Winfton, the eldeft fon was a Sir John." 
principal Commander in the army, raifed under William, 
Lord Brewer, in aid of K. John, againft his rebellious Ba- 
rons ; and, having done that King eminent Services, re- 
ceived divers patents and charters from him, of feveral ]yia- 
nors, lands, privileges, and honours. -He was the father of 
Richard Fortefcue, the father of William, whofe fon Wil- Richard: 
liam waswitnefs to many charters and deeds in the reign of William, 
Edward III. ; and in 1378 (2 Rich. II.) being written William. 
William Fortefcue, fenior, had a grant from Richard Maul^ 
dif, of lands in Smythefton, Creucomb, Wympell, and 
Thurverton in Devonftiire. He married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick and Albe- 
marle, fifter and heir to Thomas Beauchamp, Lord of 
Kyme in Lincclnftiire, and had iffae two fons, William 
his heir ; and Sir John Fortefcue, of whom hereafter. 
' William, who fucceeded at Winfton, married Mabella, Family of 
i\\z daughter of John Fowell, alias Falwell^ Efq., and bad Winfton. 

Z 3 a "ion 


a fon John, who by Joan, daughter of John Preflon of Pref- 
ton, or (as Mr. Prince,in his Worthies of Devon, calls her) 
daughter and heir to John Prutefton of Prutefton in the 
Parifn of Nev;town-Ferrers, Efq., had ifFue three fons. 

fi\ John Fortefcue of WinHion, Efq., who married Ifabella, 

Dau.hter of Thomas Gibbins, Efq.. by whom he had Tho- 
mas, whofe fon Thomas marrying Cicely, daughter of 
Thomas Strode, Efq., had an only daughter Jane, married 
to Edmond Babington of Wyke in the county of Wprcef- 
ter, Efq. 

(s) William of Prutefton, who married Elizabeth, daughter 

of Richard Champernon, Eiq., and had Henry his only Son 
Avho by the daughter and heir of William Sentmoor (St- 
Maur, Seymonn) of North -Melton, Efq., had John For- 
tefcue of Pruttiion, whofe wife was Elizabeth, daughter of 
Robert Wood, Efq., and his defcendant Lewis was mar- 
ried, as hereafter. 

, N John Fortefcue of Worthefl: and of Spurleftone, Spridlef- 

ton, orSprideldon, near Piirnftcck, married Alice, daughter 
of John Kelenortley of vrmington, or Armmftone, Efq. and 
hadiffue four fon ; Richard ; Nicholas, groom poner to K. 
Hen. VIII. who in i 543 purchafed the manor of Wethele in 
Warwickfhire, anddicd 28 Augufl: 1549(3 Edw.VL) leav- 
ing William his heir, nine years of age, the father of John 
Fortefcue of this place, and of Cokehill in Worcefterfhire, 
Efq., who, for his loyalty to K. Charles I., was ohlieed to 
compound for his edate, and pay 234}., whofe fon William 
fucceeded to the eilate^ which was fold about the vear 
1695 ; Lewis, one of the Readers of the Middle-Temple, 
Serjeant at Law, and one of the I^arons of the court of Ex- 
chequer, in the latter end of the reig^n of Henry VIII., 
married as hereafter ; and Anthony. Richard of Spurle- 
ilone had iffae John, the father rf John, who by the 
daughter of Pitt, was father of another John, who 

married the daughter of Shapleigh, Efq., and had 

three Sons, Edward, John, and Nicholas ; the eldefl: of 
whom marrying Dorothy, daughter of Richard Croffing of 
Exeter, Merchant, liad four fons, John, Edward, Edward 
Richard, who all died childlefs ; and five daughters, of 
whom Rebecca was married to George, younger brother 
to Henry Fortefcue of Buckland-Fiiiclgh, and had a fon 
John Fortefcue, E.^q., M. B. 

' We 


We now proceed with Sir John Fortefcue, fecond Ton of Sir John. 
William, by Elizabeth Beauchamp. He was one ofthofe 
heroick Knights, who fignalized themfelves under the 
ftandard of the victorious Monarch Henry V. in the battle 
of Agincourt 25 Odober 141 5, and feveral others ; was 
knighted for his valour and condud ; and was defervedly 
made Governor and Captain of Meaux, the Metropolis oi 
La Brie, upon its reduftion in 1421. He married Elea- 
nor, daughter and heir to William Norreis of Norreis, 
near South-Brent in Devon, Efq., by whom he had three 
fons ; Sir Henry, Chief Juftice of the common-Pleas in 
Ireland ; Sir John, Chief Juftice of England, anceftor to 
ihe Lord Fortefcue of Crcdan *^ and Richard, founder of 


^ The Author of the Life of this Sir John Fortefcue, chief Juftice 
of England, in the Biographia Britannka^ hath caft fome Doubts 
upon the defcent of this family, by rejeding Mr. Prince's deduflioa 
thereof from Sir William Pole's authentic manufcripts, and produc- 
ing other' proofs to fupport his conjedures, that the faid Sir John 
was not the fo4i of Sir John, Captain of Meaux, but the third and 
youngeft Son of f his own brother] Sir Henry, making the faid Sir 
Henry ta be the only iliue of the faid Sir John, Captain of Meaux, 
and father of the faid three fens, w;hpm he thus mentions. " Firft^ 
* Henry Fortefcue of Wood in the rounty of Devon, Sir Richard 
*' Fortefcue, from whom defcended the Fortefcues of Punfborn, and 
*' the third fon was Sir John Fortefcue, Chief Juftice of the King's 
*' Bench, in the Reign of K, Henry VI., and by his appointment, 
*' Chancellor.^' And poiitively afferts, that the late Lord Fortefcue 
was very clear in that point. -But, in fupport of a well attefted Pe- 
digree, imparted to me {fays Mr. Lodge) by Chichefter Fortefcue, 
Ei'q., which deduces the family as in the Text, it is neceifary to ob- 
ferve tha,t Sir John, the Judge, could not (probably) be the fon of Sir 
Henry, the Judge, if we confider the time of their refpe6Hve prefer- 
ments in the law : for, the very year that Sir Henry was fent into Ire- 
land, Chief Juftice of the Common Pleas, (his Appointment being 
preferved among the records in B irniing ham l^o\s tit) Sir John wasfo 
^eminent a law^yer, as to be made governor of Lincoln's-Inn j and this 
being at a time, when the Inns of court were in a fiouriftiing condi- 
tion, wemay reafonably infer, that the latter employment was, at 
leaft', equal to the former, the falary of which was only 40I. a year ; 
and,' that they were rather contemporaries and brothers (as my pedi- 
gree fairly makes them.) than father and fon. Further, it is very 
reafonable to fuppofe, that the governor of Meaux was at that time 
Jn the vigour of his age, an active, able Commarider in France, and 
on that account entrufted with the cuftody of fo important a place, 
which being reduced in the year 1421, and the preferments of Sir 
Henry and Sir John happening in 1426, it feems improbable, that a 
grandfather, father, and fon fnould, in the fpace of five years, be pro- 
moted to the aforefaid high pofts. But all thefe improbabilities are 
removed by omitting the intermediate Henry, as the pedigree does -, 
which alfocorreds another miftake in the note A, page 2aoi, con- 


the families of Fortefcue in the Eafl parts of England, viz, 
at Punfburn, or Pombery in Hertfordfhire ; Fulburn in Ef^ 
fex ; Saldon in Bucks ; and feveral other counties. 
Family of ^^^^ ^^'^ Richard Fortefcue, Efq. married AHce, daugh- 
Punfburn. ter and heir to Richard Hollacomb of Hollacomb, Efq. and 
had two fons, Richard, his fucceffor at Hollacomb, whofe 
only daughter Amicia was married to John Rolle, of Ste- 
venftone, Efq. ; and Sir John Forteicue of Punfburn, 
otherwife Pornbery in Hertfordlhire, who is inrclled among 
thofe gentlemen, that could fpend lol. a year in that coun- 
ty ; and was a great officer and ftickler for K. Henry V|. 
in the courfe of his wars with the Houfe of York, for 
which he was knighted ; yet after that King's death, was 
received into favour by Edward IV. who fent him with an 
army into Cornwall, to befiege St. Michael's Mount, in 
' "which the Earl of Oxford had ftrongly fortified himfelf, 

whpm, after two months fieG;e, he obliged to furrender the 
place, whereof betook polielfion for the King. fie marri- 
ed Alice, youngefl: daughter of Sir Jeffrey Buliein, Lord 
Mayor of London, (by his wife Anne, daughter and co- 
heir to Thomas, Lord Hoo and Haffings, Knight of the 
Garter) aunt to Thomas Buliein, Earl of Wiltlhire and 
Ormond, the father of Q. Anne, the mother of Q^ EUza- 
beth, and by her he had two fons. 
(i) Sir John Forteicue of Puni'burn, who by K. Edward IVo 

was made porter of the town of Calais ; ferved the office of 
Sheriff for the counties of Hertford and Effex in 1481 and 
i486 ; and 3 Richard III. having fet at liberty John Vere, 
Earl of Oxford, imprifoned by that King/he accompanied 
him into France ; whence he returned with Henry, Earl 
of Richmond, when he attained the crown of England, by 
whom, upon his landing at Milford-Haven, he was knight- 
ed ; and for' his valour at the battle of Newark on Trent, 
"when the impoftor Lambert Simnel was defeated, received 
tthe honour of a Knight-Bannarct. -He married the daugh- 
ter of Sir Peter Speccott of Thornbury in Devonfhire, by 
whom he had Anthony his heir, whofe wife was Eleanor, 
daughter of Humphry Waldron of Bradfield in Wiltfhire, 
Efq. j and John, who fucceededto the ertate, and held the 
manor of Punfburn 9 Henry VIIL by Knight's fervice, 


f erning the defcent of Sir John Fortefcue, Chancellor pf the Exche-- 
<quer, who derived from Richard Fortefcue of Punfl)urn, youngelt 
brother to Sir Henry, the Judge, and not from Sir Richard his fe- 
cond Son, as is there fuggefted. (l^odge.) 


nvhlch defcended to his fon and heir Henry, of full age at 
the death of his father, who was Iheriff of Hertfordlhire 
in 1563, (5 Ehz.) ; after whom that manor was conveyed 
to the crown, and granted by Q. Elizabeth to Sir Henry ' 
Cock ; to whom the faid Henry alfo fold the Manor of 
Winderidge, in the fame county. 

Sir Adrian Fortefcue, a brave foldier, who attended K. (2) 
Henry VII. in his expedition to England againfl HJchard ^^i^'^^'y of 
III. and having aflifted him effectually in gaining the crown, Salden, 
was knighted by him in the field under his banner ; w^s 
appointed alfo porter of Calais ; made a Knight of the 
Bath at the creation of Henry, Prince of Wales, 18 Fe- 
bruary 1503, and had fcveral other honours conferred on 
him by that King. He likewife ferved Henry VIII. in his 
wars ; in whofe fifth year, he and his brother John had 
the King's letters of protection, to go with Sir Charles 
Herbert to the fiege of Thcrouenne and Tournay, when 
the memorable battle of ihe Spurs was fought, and thoie 
places reduced to the King's obedience. In i$20 heat- 
tended on the Qiieen at that famous interview between 
K- Henry and the French King ; and in 1523 was a prin- 
cipal commander of thofe forces, which took Bray and 
Montdidier, and ravaged thofe parts of France. But not- 
withfianding his great fervices, and that he had for many 
years enjoyed the King's favour in a fpccial degree, he was 
Jittainted of high treafon for endeavouring to raife rebellion ; 
and, though no pofitive proof was urged againft him, he 
>vas executed ip July 1539, being much regretted, as a 
perfon of great learning, prudence, and military fkill, and 
as one that was made a facrifice to the King's peace and 
gratification, being a friend to Henry, Marquefs of Exe- 
ter, of whom the King had entertained fome fufpicions. 

He majjied firft Anne, daughter of William Stoner, of 
Stoner in the county of Oxford, by whom he had two 
(daughters, Margaret, married to Thomas, Lord Went- 
worth ; and Frances, to Thomas, Earl of Kildare. His 
fecond wife was Anne,, daughter of Sir William Rede of 
Rockingham-Caftlc in Northainptonfhire, and by her he 
had three fons and two daughters ; Sir John, his heir ; 
Thomas ; Sir Anthony, who was knighted by Q: Mary, 
made marefchal of Ireland ; and after his return from that 
kingdom. Comptroller of the houfhold of Cardinal Pole, 
yvhen Archbilhop of Canterbury ; and marrying his niece, 
was convi<ted of treafon in the re^n of Q^ Elizabeth, for 
his attachment to that famil/ j for (as Cambden writes) en- 


terin^ into a defr^n with Arthur and Jeffrey Pole, brothers, 
f^randfons to George, Duke of Clarence, of withdrawing 
rnto France, and there, by the affiftance of the Houfe of 
Guife, to levy a difficient force, which they purpofed to 
tranfport into Wales, and proclaim Mary, Queen of Scots^ 
Qneeii of England, and Arthur Pole, Duke of Clarence, 
he made a full and clear confeflion thereof; but pleading 
for himfelf and his friends, that they meant not to difturb 
tlie Queen, their defigns being to take place after her death, 
which they were aifiired (by pra^^ifing with conjurers, for 
which he had been liefore committed) would happen with- 
in the courfe ci' that year, 1562, their execution was pre- 
vented, and he was difcharged in 1566. He lived fevera! 
vears after, and by his faid wife Catharine, eldeft daughter 
of Sir Jeffrey Pole of Lordington in Suflex, left a fon John. 
?r-The two daughters were, Mary, married to William, 
ion and heir to John Norris of Fyfield in Berkfliire, Efq. 
and Elizabeth, to Sir Thomas Bromley, Lord Chancellor 
of England, who died 1 2 April 1587, anceffor by her, who 
lies buried in St. John Baptift's chapel, Weftminder-Ab- 
bey, to Henry, Lord Montfort, Baron of Horfeheath in 
the county of Cambridge, by the mother's fide. 

Sir John Fortefcue, the eldeft fon of Sir Adrian, a per- 
fon of much learning and an able ftatefman^ being educated 
at Oxford, and the innsof couit, became a great favourite 
with the Earl of Hertford, by whofe recommendation to 
the Princefs Elizabeth, he made ufe of his learning in the 
dire<5iion of her ftudies, particularly in the Latin and Greek 
languages | and was made keeper of the royal wardrobe 
by K. Hen. VIIL in which he was continued to his death. 
In the parliament, held 28 Eliz. he was member for the 
town of Buckingham, in and ihofe of 31, ^^y and 39 of 
her reign was Knight for the county of Bucks. -In 159Q 
(32 Eliz.) he fucceeded Sir Walter Mildmay, as Chancellor 
and Under-Treafurer of the Exchequer, and tranfa6l:ed 
the affairs of the revenue with much prudence, and the 
highefi: probity ; on which account he was fworn a privy 
counfellor, and in 1592 was commiliioned with Henry, 
Lord Hnn'don, Thomas, Lord Buckhurft, and others, for 
the trial of Sir John Perrot, acculed of fome indifcretions 
during his government in Ireland, and particularly of paf- 
fiona** and difrefpe6lful ex[>re{unns of the Queen, who 
found him guilty, but recommended him to her Majefty as 
an objeci: of pitv, which prevented his fuffering according 
to fentence.. He was in feveral other important commilii- 



ons for the good of thepublick, and efpecially in fuch as 
reff e6led the revenue ; and enjoyed fo great a (hare in the 
.Queen's favour, that Ihe was wont to fay^ t^joo m:n out- 
did her expe^atiotiy Fortelcue for integrity y /7/ziWalfingham 
for Jubtilty and aciive Service.' ^ut^ he is faid by fome au- 
thors (which is contradicted by otheri^) to have fallen un- 
der the difpieafure of her fuccefTor, becaufe he had been 
againft admitting him to the throne M^ithout articles : 
However, he was continued by him of the privy council 2 
May 1603, and was made Chancellor ot the dutchy of 
Lancafter in exchange for his poft in the exchequer. -He 
acquired a good ellate near Newport in Bucks, where he 
built Salden-Houfe, in which 27 June 1603, he entertain- 
ed K. James, hisQiieeup Prince Henry, andPrincefs Eli- 
zabeth, who lay there, in their journey from Scotland.- 
On 23 December 1607 he departed this life at Salden, and 
was buried 4 July 1608, Mr. Cambden, Clarenci.ux King 
of Arriis attending, and dire(5ling his funeral. He marri- 
ed firft Alice (or Cicely) daughter and heir Qf Edward Aih- 
field, Efq. ; and Tecondly Eleanor, daughter of Edward 
Hubbard, Efq. which Lady lies buried in the chancel of 
St. Sepulchre's ,church, London, with this inemorial. 

Eleanora prnehonorabilis Viri Jo h a nhi s For t e s c u e , 

Equitis aurati, DucatusLancaftrige Cancellarii, a 

San6tioribus regime Majeftatis Conii'iis, filia 

Edvardi Hubbard, Armig. defuncti, aliquando conjux 

Perquam diltda, fub hoc marmore jacet fepulta. 

Vixit annos 2i^. pie^ jufte, fobrie, quoad Deum, 

Mundum, Seipfam, geflos in fide, pace, fpe, 

Chrifti^ Confcienti;^, Glorijc. ' 

pbiit iq. die menfis Ju!ii, An: Regni Res:is 
Jacpbi Anglite,'&c. 3. Anno Domini 1603. 

iQualis Vita, Finis ita. 

By her he had two fons and one daughter ; SirFrancit, 
ivlio reprelented the county of Bucks in Q^ Elizabeth s lait 
parliament, of which county he was afterwards Sl^enft, 
and was made a Knight of the Bath previous to the Coro- 
nation of K. James I. ; Sir John, who died 29 September 
1656, whofe pofterity remained poflcfled of the eftate and 
fine feat at Salden, until they became extind in Sir Fiancjs 
Fortefcue, who died at Bath 11 November 1729, withcuc 

iiTuej and the daughter Margery was married to Sir 



John Pulteney of Mifterton in Lelcefterfhire, Knt. and 
dying 19 March 161 3, in the 34 year of her age, was bu- 
ried in the North-Crofs of Wellminfter-Abbey, having 
iiTue one fon John, who died without iflue ; and four daugh- 
ters, two of whom became coheirs to their brother, and 
were Magdalen, married to Sir Thomas Afton of Afton in 
Ghefhire, Bart and died childlefs ; and Jane, to Sir Clipf- 
by Crew of Crew in tliat county, Knt. 

We now return to Sir Henry Fortefcue, Knt. elded fon 

W^ H ^^ ^'^ John, Governor of Meaux. He was a perfon of fuch 

yj^(j * diilinguiihed knowledge in the law, that he was appointed 

Fallapit. Chief Jultice of the Common Pleas in Ireland 25 June 

1426 (4 Hen. VI.) with the fee of 40I. a year, from which 
lie was removed by the King's writ, dated 8 November 

1427 (6 Hen. VI.) but while he continued in that pod, 
his virtue and integrity gained him a general efteem, and he 
erijoyeci a great ^are of the King's favour. He was founder 
of the houfes of Wood, and Fallapitt, or Fallowpit, by his 
marriages; firft with Joan, daughter of Wood of 
V/ood in Devpn, Efq. by whom he had John Fortefcue of 
Wood, the father of William, the father of Robert, whofe 
fon William marrying Elizabeth, daughter of William 
Hynftone of Bonwell^ Efq. left Anthony Fortefcue of 
Wood, whofe only daughter Elizabeth was married to 
Lewis Fortefcue of Prutefton, Efq. and, in her right, of 
Woodj, whofe defcendant Peter, was created a Baronet 29 
January 1666, but that title is extinO:. 

Sir Henry, by his fecond wife, heirefs to the family of 
Fallapit of Fallapit, in Eafl-Alwington, Devonfhire, had 
Richard Fortefcue, Efq. his fucceffor there, the father ot 
John, whofe daughter and heir Elizabeth, being married 
to Lewis, third fon pf John Fortefcue, of Spurlftone, Efq. 
had iflue four fons ; John of Fallapit, (who married the 
daughter of Sir John Speccot, and befides other children, 
had Peter of Fallapit, whofe defcendant Edmond was raifed 
to the degree of a Baronet 31 March 1664, and mari.ed 
Margery, youngeft daughter of Colonel Henry Sandys^; 
hut that title is alfo extinguiihed) ; Sir Edmond Fortefcue^ 
Knt. (who ferved K. Charles I. with great courage, ex^ 
pence, and fidelity, as a jullice of peace, Iheriff of the 
county of Devon, and a brave commander in his wars ; 
making as honouiable articles for the furrender of Charlcb- 
Fort at Salcombe, in that county, whereof he was Gover- 
nor, as couid be demanded. Upon the fall of diat King 



he fled into Holland, and dying there, was interred at 
Delpht, where a monument isere6tedto his memory ; Peter; 
Sir Nicholas (made by the Biographers, through miftakc. 
Page 1999, the youngefl: fon of William Fortelcue ot" Fil- 
leigh, by the daughter of Sir Roger Giflflird, hereafter men- 
tioned, and brother to Sir Faithful) was a Knight of Malta, 
alfo knighted at Whitehall 2 February 161 7, Ijy K James 
I. for the caufe of whofe fon K. Charles, loll his life at 
Lancaller. He was a perfonoffo dextrous an addrefs, that 
when he came into notice, he came into favour, and when 
he entered the court, had not only the chamber, but the 
clofet of the Prince open. He did much in his perfon, 
and would often fay. Lei reputation clo the reji. 

Let us now proceed with Sir John Fortefcuc, fecond Ton gj^. John, 
of Sir John, Captain of Meaux.' He was an able ftatcf- 
man ; remarkable for his great virtue, abilities, and learn- 
ing, and particularly diftinguifhed for his profound know- 
ledge and experience in the laws ; on which account, in 
1426 and 1429 (4 and 7 Hen. VI.) he was made a Gover- 
nor of Lincoln's-Inn ; in Michaelmas Term 1430 (8 Flen. 
VL) was called to the degree of a ferjeant at law; in 
EafterTerm 1441 (19 Hen. VI.) was appointed the King's 
Serjeant ; and 25 January 1442 conftituted chief juftice of 
England, having a renewal of his patent 28 May 1447, 
with the addition of 40I. to his annual fee. This office he 
held throughout the reign of Henry VL whom he ferved 
faithfully in all his troubles, and from whom he received 
many peculiar favours ; for which, in the firfl parliament 
of Edward IV. held at Weftminfter 4 November 1461, he 
was involved in the a6t of attainder with the King, Queen, 
Prince Edward, and many others ; after which misfortune, 
K. Henry, flying into Scotland, conftituted him his Chan- 
cellor, George Nevii, Bilhop of Exeter and Chancellor, re- 
maining in the fervice of K. Edward IV. and for that rea- 
fon his name doth not occur in the records, as Chancellor 
of England. In April 1463 he attended the Queen and 
Prince, with the Duke of Exeter and many others, who 
followed the fortunes of the Houfe of Lancafter, to Lille 
in Flanders, and remained in exile till he returned with 
them, and landed at Weymouth 14 April i47i> ^P0|^ ^ 
profpea of affairs turning to their advantage : but all being 
loft in the battle of Tewkfbury, fought on Saturday 4 
May following, K. Edward, in a Ihort time, was prevailed 
with to pardon and releafc him, and to rcftore him to fome 



degree of favoiir.-=-His abilities and integrity were fo eml- 
Ticnt, that he is mentioned amonjr authors, by the ftyle of 
that greai and famous lawyer ', that learned and upright jud(rc' i 
the chief counf ell or of the King ; and (by Sir Walter Ra- 
leigh) thai notable buhvark oj our laws.-^Hc was the firft 
feated at Filley. or PhiHeigh, in Devon, and died at Eb- 
rington near Cambdcn in GJoucefterftiire, about the 90th 
year of his age, in the chancel of which church a monu-= 
ment wai ereQcd, againft the North Walij with his effi- 
" p^ies at full length, in his robes,, and adorned with his coat- 
armour, over which was tartened a tabic of marble, at the 
expence of Colonel Robert Fortelcue of Fillcy, with this 
infcription ; 


FseUcem et immortalem Memoriam 
Clariflimi Viri Domini 


Militis, Grandacvi, Angliae Judicis primarli^ 
et procefia cemporis, fub Hen 6. Rege & 
Edwardo Piincipe, fummi Caneellarii, 
Regis Conciliarii prudentiffimi/ 
J.egum Anglise peritiflimi, 
nee non earundem 
Corporis exuvias Isetam Refur.^ 
:re6tionem expe6tantes 
Hie depofuit^ 
Marmoreum hoc Monumentum 
pofitum eft A. D. 
Votoet cxpenfis Robert i FortescutIj 
Armigeri, ejufdem Familise Has: 
:redis, nuper defunfti. 
Anp;ligenas intra Cancellos juris et ssqiu 

Qui tenuit, cineres jam tenet Urna Viri. . 
Lex viva ille fuit Patriae, Lux fplendida Legis> 

Forte Bonis Scutum, Sontibus et Scutica. 
Clarus erat titulis, clarus Majoribus, Arte 

Clarus, Virtute aft ! cfarior emicuit. 
Jam micat in tenebris, veluti Carbunculus Orbi^ 
' Nam Virtus radios non dare tanta nequit. 
Vivit adhuc FoRTEScuTUs laudatus in sevum ; 
Vivit et in Lecum laudibus ille iuis. 

^ Hi3 


His fon and heir was Martin Fortefcue of Fiiley or Fil- Martin, 
ieigh, and of Ware Giffard, Efq. who married Elizabeth, 
daughter and heir to Richard Deynfeil of the faid places, 
Efq. with whom he had thofc eftates> and his ilFac were two 
fons, VIZ. 

John, anceftor to the Lord of Caftlehill and Credan, / . 
and ^'^ 

William, anceilor to the Earl of Clermont. ^2) 

John, eldeft fon of Martin Fortefcue of Philleigh, Efq. Family ot 
married Jacquetta, eldeil: daughter of Randal (or Ralph) St. ^^'^"^ ^^'- 
Leger, Efq. and had Bartholomew Fortefcue of Fiiley, and^f^J^n^. ^i 
Ware-Giffard, Efq.* whofe iflue were two fons and a 
daughter; Richard, his heir; Levij* (who married Marv, 
daughter of William Giffard of Hattfbury, Efq. and had 
three fons, James, Nicholas, and Martin) and Mary, wife 
to Robert Yeo of Heanton-Sachvile in Cornwall, Efq. 
whofe only daughter and heir Margaret, carried a large ef- 
tate to her huiband Flenry, third fon of John Rolle of 
Stevenftone in Devonlhire, Etq. 

Richard Fortefcue of .Filleigh and Ware, Efq. was fa- 
ther of Hugh, his fucceffor there ; w^ho marrying Eliza- 
beth, eldefl daughter of Sir John Chiehefter of Raleigh, 
had John his heir ; father by the daughter of Sir John 
Specot, Knt. of Hugh Fortefcue, Efq. who married a 
daughter of Sir Samuel Rolle, aneeftor to the Lord RoIIe 
of Stevenftone ; and had ifTue five fons. 

Colonel Robert Fortefcue (miflaken by the Biographers, (i) 
page 2000, for the fon of John Fortefcue of Filley, by the 


* The Biographers fay, ** he died without iiTue, and that the 
*' elites at Filleigh devolved on William Fortefcue, Efq. his uncle, 
** which William was before featedat Buckland-Filleigh, who mar- 
*' ried Maud, daughter and heir of John Atkyns of Milton." But 
they are very excufable for the various miflakes they have made in 
the defcent of this family, as they do not feem to have feen any 
regular pedigree of it (which is here given, we hope, to the fatisfadi- 
onof the publick) and for which they apologise, page 2000, by con- 
cluding thus. " Of this family likevvife was the late William For- 
*' tefcue, Efq.firft Attorney-General to the Prince, and afterwards 
*' Mafterof the Rolls ; and indeed there have been fo many emi- 
*' nent perfons of thisfurname, and of thofe, not a few bearing the 
" fame chriftian name, that it is a thing of very great dlHiculty 
" to diftinguifh and ftate their defcents truly, niore efpecially as 
* heirelfes of the elder branches commonly married fume genile- 
* men of their own name ; fo that their defcendants feem, from 
*' the lands which they inherit in right of their mothers, to be 
*' elder families than they really were, a cafe not at all common lu 
** other numerous families." 


daughter of Walter Porter, whofe defcent is before fcf 
down) married firft Grace, daughter of Sir Bevile Gren- 
ville of Stow, fifter to John, Earl of Bath ; and fecondly 
the daughter of Sir John Northcotts, but left no ifTue. 

/2) Arthur, of whom hereafter. 

//,\ Edmond Fortefcue of London, Efq. the third fon, mar- 

ried Sarah, eldeft daughter to Henry Aland of Waterfordi 
Efq. who died in 1681, and fifter to Henry, who died 
ivithout ifTue in 1683 ; and departing this Hfe in 1691, had 
three'fons ; Edmond Fortefcue- Aland of Speccot, Efq. born 
in 06fober 1667, who died unmarried in Auguft 1704 ; 
John, created Lord Fortefcue ; and Henry, born 17 
Sir John, March 1678, who died a batchelor in 1702. Sir John 

Lord Fortefcue-Aland, Knt. the fecond fon was born 7 March 
* 1670, and being bred to the profeffion of the law, was 
conftituted one of the Juftices of the Common Pleas in 
England, which he religned in June 1746 on account 
of his great age ; and in conhderation of his merits 
and fervices, was advanced to the Peerage of Ireland, by 
privy feal dated at Kenfington 26 June ; and by patent 
at Dublin 15 Auguft 1746, by the title of Baron Fortefcue 
of Credan. His Lordihip enjoyed the honour but a very 
fhort time ; decealing 19 December the fame year, in 76^ 
year of his age, having had ifTue a daughter who died 5" 
Ofober 1731, and two fons, John Fortefcue, Efq. coun- 
fellor at law, who died in January 1743 ; and Dormer,' 
the fecond Lord Fortefcue, who dying in 1781 without if- 
fue, the title expired ^, 

(4) Jofeph. 

(0 Samuel of Ware, left a fon John, the father of Samuel 

Fortefcue of Ware, Efq. 

Arthur, the fecond fon^ by the daughter of ' - ' 
Elford, Efq. had four Tons, Hugh ; John, of Penwarn in 
Cornwall, Arthur of St. Endar and of Penwarn (who died 

in October 1735, leaving a fon John) ; and Jofeph.- = 

Hut^li Fortefcue of Philleigh, Efq. the eldeft fon, married 
firft Bridget, daughter and heir to Hugh Bofcawen of Tre- 
golhan in Cornwall, Efq. by his wife Margaret, fifth 
daughter and coheir to Theophilus, Earl of Lincoln and 
Baron Clinton, by whom he had two fons, Hugh, his heir ; 


' Ret A^. 30 Geo. II. 3. P> D. Beatfon, 


^nd Theophiius, member of parliament for the county of 
Devon, who died 13 March 1745, unmarried. His fecond 
wife was Lucy, daughter of Matthew, Lord Ayhner, and 
by her he had one fon Matthew of Cirencefter, fometime 
an officer in the army ; and two daughters^ Lucy, marri- 
ed in 1742, to George, Lord Lyttletoh, died 19 January 
1746; and Margaret. , j. 

Hugh, the eldeft fon, born in 1695, claiming the Wony ^ . 
bf CHnton, in right of his grandmother, whofe fillers left no Earf of 
urviving ifliie, had his claim allowed, and was fummoned Clinton. 
fto the Britilh parliament 16 March 17 21, taking the feat of 
the ancient Barons Clinton, v;ho, by feveral different fum- 
monfes had enjoyed the honour from 6 February 1298 (26 
Edw. L)~^In 1721 he was made L. L. and CuJ}. Rot, of 
the county of Devon, in which he was continued by K. 
George IL ; was appointed a Lord of the King's Bedcham- 
ber in January 1723 ; elected a Knight of the Bath 27May 
1725 ; but 13 April 1733 refignedhis bedchamber's place, 
and the government of the county of Devon. On 5 Ju- 
ly 1746 he was created Baron Fortefcue of Caftlehill and 
Earl Clinton, with limitation of the barony to his brother 
Matthew, and his heirs maJc ; and his Lordfhip dying at 
Knightfbridge 3 May 1751, was interred with hisanceftors 
at Caftlehill, being fucceeded iii the faid barony by his bro 
ther, who took his feat in parliament the 17 of that month 9 
and 8 June 1752, married Anne> fecond daughter of John 
Campbell of Calder in Scotland, alio of Stackpole-Court in 
the county of Pembroke, Efq. Lord Commillioner of the 
treafury, and had Hugh born 12 March 1753 ; Matthew, 
12 April 1754 , John, 6 March 1755 ; and Lucy 20 July 
1756. Hugh, the eldeft fon fucceeded to the honour; la 
May 1782, married Lady Hefter Grenville, fifter to the 
frefent Marquefsof Buckingham, and hath iflue '. 

Wc return to William, youngeft fon of Martin Fortefcue William. 
ofFilleigh, Efq. beforementionSd^which William was feat- 
td at Buckland-Philleigh in DevonfBire, and by Mand, 
daughter and heir to John Atkyns of MiltOn in that county; 
had three fons, John, Edward, James, and a daughter Jac- 

3 uetta, married Cb William Dennis of Southcombe, Efq. 
ohn, the eldeft fon, married Chriftian, daughter of John John. 
Ar cot of Hollefworth in Devon, Efq. and had iftue Will, am ; Williaitt. 
John ; and Alice, married to John Farry, Efq. William, who 
fucceeded at Buckland-Philleigh, married Anne, daughter of 
Vol. IlL A a Sir 

* From Lodge edit, 1754, IV. 509. Sec, CoIUns VII. 395- &c. and' 


Sir Roger Giffard of Brightleigh In DevonHiIre, Knt. and 
had four fons, John, his heir ; Sir Faithful ; Martin ; Bar- 
tholomew ; and eight daughters, of whom Elizabeth was 
married to John Yeo of Hewifti in Devonfhire, Efq. 

Sir Faithful Fortefcue, the fecond fon,- after feveral yeai*s 
fervlce in Flanders became an excellent foldier, and re- 
ceived a commiffion from the Lords of Q^ Elizabeth's 
council, to raife men and arms for Tilbury-Camp, in the 
memorable year of 1588, when the King of Spain threat- 
ened an invafion. He died when upwards of 96 yeaps 
old*, about the year 1608, having iilue three fons, and 
feveral daughters, one of whom lived to the age of ro2; 
years ; and the fons were John Fortefcue (of Northam 
in Devonlhire, Efq. who died in or about the year 1662,- 
leaving a fon John, of Parkham m the fame county, who 
died in the reign of K. George I. and left two fons, John 
and V/illiam); Faithful ; and Arthur. Optain Faithful For- 
tefcue, the fecond fon was fent into Flanders, to learn the 
art of war, in which profeffion he diftinguifhed himfelf by 
feveral yeara fervice abroad ; after which he came Into 
Ireland, to vifit his ccuhn Sir Faithful ; and foon after his 
arrival the Marquefs of Ormond, L. L. muflering the ar- 
my, both horfe and foot, on the Curragh of Kildare, Sir 
Faithful rcquefled, that his coufm, lately come from Flan- 
ders, might have the honour to draw up, and range the 
whole army in form of battle; to which the L. L. cort- 
fenting, he formed it into fuch excellent order, that his 
Grace gave him a Captain's commiffion in the field. Af- 
ter the rebellion he fled into Scotland, and thence to Eng- 
land, where he ferved the King in feveral battles, in the 
pofi: of Lieutenant-Colonel ; and after the rclforation, re- 
affumed his former polls in Ireland, wherein he continued 
fo his death, act. 82, leaving a fon of his own name, a 
Lieutenant In the army, v/ho was dead in 1691. 
John. John Fortefcue, Efq. who fucceeded his father William 

at Buckland Philleigh, married to his firil wifeAnne,daugh- 
ter of Walter Porter of Thetford in Norfolk, Efq. by whom 
he had Roger, his fucceffor there, the father of John, who 
marrying the daughter of Humphry Prideaux of Solden, 
Efq. had three fons, viz. William ; James, (who had three 
fon;, viz. John, who died without ifTue ; James, who left 
a fon George j and George of Melton-Abbot, who had if- 

* fue 

* He preferved the memoirs of his family, which he banded 
down to his pt^ilerity ; and wrote the pedigree, with great care and 
^u<ih^fs, which was toniinued to the year 1718, by his grandfom 


iiie George, James, John, and William); and John of 

Shehbear, who married Ellen, daughter and heir to - 

Badeocks, and had three fons,John, William, and Browne, 
the eldell of whom by Johanna, daughter of John Parfons, 
Efq, had John Fortefcue of Hatherleigh, Eiq. who marri- 
ed Joan, daughter of William Wyvill, and had iflue Wil- 
liam, John, Faithful, George, and James '. ' 

By his fecond wife Sufanna, daughter of Sir John Chi- 
ihefter, of Raleigh, and filler to Sir Arthur Chichefter, 
L. D. of Ireland, he had two fons, John> who died un- 
married ; and 

. Sir Faithful Fortefcue of Dromifken in the County of Sir 
Louth, Knt.*, who removed into Ireland early in the Faithful. 
reign of James I. and commanded a regiment of foot un- 
der his uncle the Lord Deputy, by whom he was knight- 
ed, and 14 November 1606, with Roger Langford, Efq. 
made joint Governor of Carrickfergus, with the fee of 
3s. 4d. a day and 20 Warders at 8d. each ^ Fie acquired 
Dromi{ken (or Dromilkyn) caftle, lying ten miles from 
Drogheda, with many lands in the counties of Louth, 
Downe, and Antrim.' 18 Odober 1610, he and Francis 
Blundevil had a grant of fevefal intrufions and concealed 
wardfhips ; and having purchafed from Rory Oge Mac- 
Quillanei an eflate in the territory or Tuogh of Clanag- 
hartie, in the Lower Claneboy and bounty of Antrim, 
(which had been granted to Rofy by patent 10 May 1607). 
he was defirous to take the fame from the King, as of his 
immediate gift, who granted the faid lands to him by patenc 
dated 30 May 161 8, to hold in capite by the 2o part of a 
Knights fee, and the rent of 5I. Irifli, he to find 2 horfe- 
men, and 6 footmen, well appointed for war, whenever 
called thereunto by the chief governor of Ireland or the 
governor of Carrickfergus, for his Maiedy's fcrvice in the 
province of Ulfter 3 ; which territory was ere6led 30 May 
161 8, into the manor Of Fortefcue, with liberty to imparfc 
1000 acres, to enjoy free warren, and many other privile- 
ges. He appears to have been much in favour with the 
L. D. Wentworth, who in his letter of 23 OQober 1633. 
to Mr. Secretary Coke, thus writes. '* I have fent Sir Ro- 
** bcrt King for Conaught, Colonel Farrcr for Munfter, 

A a 2 *' Captaiii 

* In tie Biography of England, page 1999, he is faiJ to be, by 
miftake, one of the youngeft ions of his gxaudfa-iher William, 

* Lodge. * Idem., 3 Idem. 



'^ Captain Blunt for Ulfter^ and Sir Faithful Fortefcue for 
'' Leinfler, with precife inflru6tions to view all the com- 
panies in their garrifons, and all the King's (lores, and 
to certify unto me the true flate of them in every re- 
fpeO: ; which I know the three lafl: will do honeftly, ably, 
*' and impartially, and the fourth hath as much caufe as 
any of the reft, being his Majefty's mufter-mafler and 
'* fworn officer." 

He^was very handfome in his perfon, and lived in great 
reputation till the rebellion broke out, but had much ado 
, to make his efcape in the Irifli maflacre } from which, how- 
ever he fled into England, where he folicited fupplies for 
Ireland, and had a troop of horfe raifed for that lervice. 
But, as many other of thofe forces were, fo his troop was 
difpofed into the parliament army, and ordered to a6l 
againftthe King, himfelf being made Major to Sir William 
Waller's regiment ; but detefling the force put upon him 
in that fervice, he was refolved to recover his freedom, 
by quitting their army the firfl opportunity that offered ; 
and therefore advanced with his whole troop, at the battle 
of Edgehill, from the grofs of the parliament horfe, at the 
beginning of that fight, jull: as the right wing of the 
King's hoife advanced to charge the left wing of the ene- 
rny,which was the body of their horfe ; when difcharging all 
their piftols on the ground, within little more than carabine 
ihot of his own body, he prcfented himfelf and his troop 
^0 Prince Rupert, and immediately, with his highnefs 
charged the enemy. ' Whether, (adds the noble hiftori- 
an) this fudden accident, as it might very well, and they 
not knowing how many more were of the fame mind^ 
each man looking upon his companion with the fame 
^' apprehenfion as upon the enemy, or whether the terror 
** of Prince Rupert and the King's horfe, or, altogether, 
with their own evil confciences, wrought upon them, 
I know not ; but that whole wing having unfkilfully 
difcharged their carabines and piftols into the air, 
wheeled about, the King's horfe charging in the flank 
and rear, and having thus abfolutely routed them, 
** purfued them flying, and had the execution of 
*^ them above two miles. So that this diforder of their 
<* cavalry, occafioned by the going over of Sir Faithful 
*' Fortefcue with his troop, muft have been fatal to the 
** Earl of Efl^ex and his army, if Prince Rupert had (hewn 
^ as much condu6t as courage." 

After fome years flay in England, and the death of the 
King, he was prevailed on by Cromwell to accept of a re- 



giment of horfe for the redu^ion of Ireland, which he af- 
terwards brought to afljft K. Charles II. at Worcefter ; 
with whom, upon the lofs of that day, he fled beyond fea, 
and at the reftoration was made a gentleman of the privy 
chamber, attending his Majefty's perfon, and efteemed by 
him fo much, that he would never part with him till his 
death. He married Anne, fecond daughter of Gerald, 
Lord Vifcount Drogheda, and by her who died 5 Septem- 
ber 1634, and was interred at St. Patrick's, had iflue ten 
fons, and fix daughters ; Chichefter, his heir (whofe daugh- 
ter Elizabeth was married to Sir Richard Graham of Nor- 
ton-Conyers in Yorklhire, Bart.) ; John, who died unmar- 
ried ; Sir Thomas, who fucceeded to the eftate ; Roger f 
Garrett ; William ; Lcttice, married to Sir Thomas Me- 
redyth of Dollardftown in the county of Meath, Knt. (who 
died in 1677, having iflue Charles, Arthur, William, Anne, 
Alice, and 1 married to Henry Smithwick, Efq.) ; 

Elenor, firft married to Thomas Burnet of Ballyleck in 
the county of Monaghan, and fecondly to Brent Moore, 
Efqrs. ; Mary ; Elizabeth ; and Alice, living unmarried 
in 1656 '; the other children died young, j, .- Sir Faithful 
niarried fecondly Ellinor Symonds a widow ^ 

Sir Thomas Fortefcue of Dromifken, Knt. the eldefl: Sir 
furviving fon, was Lieutenant-Colonel of Pnnce Charles's ThomaS| 
horfe-guards, whofe unfortunate father he ferved in many 
engagements, and after the King's return, was reftored to 
his father's eftate; was appointed 12 February, 1660 Ma- 
jor to Colonel John Cole's regiment of foot, and 1 1 March 
1661 made governor and conftable of the caftle of Carrick- 
fetgus, on the refignation of his father, with the fee of 
6s. 8d. a day for himfelf, and 8d. a piece for 20 warders ^ ; 
from which ports he was cafniered by the Earl of Tyrconnel, 
K. James's deputy, and committed prifoner to the caftle of 
' Dublin, whence, with many of the nobility and great of- 
ficers, he was rejcafed by the victory at the Boyne. ^He 

married two wives, the latter of whom was Sidney, daugh- 
ter of Colonel Kingfaiell, and dying in 1710, near 90 
years of age, had iflue two fons, viz. 

Chichefter, anceftor to the family of Dromifken, and (i) 

William, from whom Lord Clermont derives. (2) 

Chichefter Fortefcue, Efq. the eldcft fon of Sir Thomas, Family o^ 
was fometime Colonel of a re'giment of Foot, and account- Dromif- 
ed one of the beft fvvordfmen in Ireland. In K. James's '^^" 
reign he refided at Donnaghmore In the county of Down, 
whence he was driven by the unhappy commotions of that 

^^3 ^' government j 

? Lodge. 2 Chancery Decree 3 July 1656. ^ Lodge. 


government ; plundered and ftripped of all his fubflance, 
and raifing a troop ot dragoons at his own charge, march- 
ed with them into the city of Londonderry ; in defence of 
which pl^ce he continiied until within eight days of its re- 
lief, that he died of a flux, occafioned by the mifery and 
diflrefTes of the fiege ; h s wife having been parted from 
him at the breach of Dromore, and forced to fly into the 
Ifle of Man, with three children, Vv'here (he continued in 
great want and neceflTity, relieved only by her own father. ?- 
She was Fridefwide, daughter of Francis, and lifter to Ro- 
ger Hall, Efqrs. They were iparried m the year 1681, 
5^nd their iflTqe were one fon Thomas, 'md four daughters, 
vizo Sidney, (married to Thomas Bolton of Knock, in 
the county of Louth^ Efq. brother to Theopbiluis, fate 
Archbifliop of Calliel ; ftje deceafed in December 17^9, 
and was buried the 13 at St. Anne's, having had ifTue by 
him, Counfellor Thomas Bolton beforementioned ; Chi 
chefter ; Richard ; and Sidney, mariied to Thomas St. 
Leger, Efq.) ; Gertrude, married to Thomas St. Leger, 
Efq. ; Lettice, to the Rev. ThqniasTifdall, flie died in 1 7 26 , 
and Anne. 

Thomas^Fortefcueof Dromifken^Efq. in September 17 16, 
jnarried Anne, eldefl: daughter of John Garfleii of Bragunf- 
ftown in Louth, Efq. and died 19 May 1725, leaving by 
her, who died before him, two fons and one daughter, viz 
Chichefler, born 5, and baptized 26 June 1718 ; John, born 
9 June 1719 ; and Anne, born 30 June 1720, who died un- 
married in December 1751. Chichefler Fortefcue, Efq. 
who fucceeded at Dromifken, was high fherifFof Downe 
in 1744, and was chofen to parliament 15 October 1747 
for the borough of Trim; 9 April 1743, he married Eli- 
zabeth, elder daughter of Richard, Lord M irninsrton, and 
died 16 July 1757 ^^ Dangan, having had ilfue by her who 
died 10 Oclober 1752, four fons and one daughter, vizo 
Thomas ; Richard, born 7 May 1749, who died in 1774 
Chichefter, (born 7 June 1750, was appointed ^ Captain 
in the royal navy 2 November 1780 ; and in 1788 fucceed- 
ed his brother Gerald as Ulfter King of Arms, when he re- 
ceived the honour of knighthood) ; Gerald, born 15 Novem- 
ber 1751, died 27 Odober 1787, leaving iflTue ; and Eliza- 
Leth, the only daughter, was born 3 April 1745, and mar- 
ried 15 July 1760, to William- John, Lord Newbattle, now 
Marqucfs of Lothian in Scotland, and has iffue. 



Thomas Fortefcue the eldeft Ton, heir to his father, was 
born I May 1744, ferved in parliament for the borough 
of Trim, married firfl: in March 1770, Mary, daughter 
of Thomas late Lord Longford, and had Chichefter, 
ivho died young ; Elizabeth j and Anna-Maria ; he 
married fecondly Mary, daughter of Mr. Nicholfon, and 
by her had Chichefler, and Harriot both living k 

We return now, to William Fortefcue of Newragh in 
the county of Louth, Efq., fecond fon of Sir Thomas of 
Dromilken Knt. which William was fome time Lieutenant 
.to his father's company of foot, a brave and gallant Offi- 
cer during the troubles of K. James's reign ; for (as he tells 
us himfelQ being in 1688 Captain of a foot-company in 
the Earl of Clancarthy's regiment, quartered at Bandon in 
the county of Cork, he and fome Proteftant officers, foon 
after that King's abdication of the government, aiTociated 
"Vi^th the Earl of Inchiquin, and other proteftants of the pro- 
vince of Munfter, by whom he was appointed to command in 
chief the inhabitants of and about the Town of Bandon ; 
and the 26 of February 1^88 being the general day ap- 
pointed for difarming the Proteftants, the Irifti Horfe and 
Foot, quartered in that town, being under arms, and com- 
manded by the Lord Upper-Offory, Sir Daniel O Neile, 
and others, and the Earl of Clancarthy approaching the 
gates with great reinforcements of his own and other regi- 
ments, all ready to fall upon and difarm the Proteftants, 
Captain Fortefcue headed them, attacked all the Irilh ports, 
and, ^after a fharp difpute, wherein feveral were killed and 
wounded, he became mafter of the Town ; made the Irifh 
officers and foldiers^ prifoners of war ; compelled the Earl 
to draw off his forces ; and forthwith proclaimed King 
William and _Queen Mary. This fervice expoled him to 
the refentment of the Irifh, by whom he was afterwards a 
very great fufferer ; for, the Earls of Inchiquin, Barrymore 
and others, being broken, he narrowly efcaped with con- 
ditions for his life, on furrender of the Town upon articles 
with Lieutenant Genera! Mr.cCarthy; and the Earl ofClan- 
carthv, in mere prejudice to his firm adherence to the Pro- 
teifant interert, not only detained above 150I. of his mo- 
ney, which he had got into his hiando ; but, upon the hnd- 
ii^ig of K. James afterwards, and his confirmation of the 
laid articles, did, the very next day, in dired oppoiition 
\'A [ , '' ^-' the,ret05 

Ulfler 0^^. and ColJe^, 


thereto, iffue his own Warrant for fearching him, dircSk- 
ed to fome of his officers, who robbed him oFall his money 
apparel, and goods, to the value of 200L ; committed him 
to Cork-Gaol, among thieves and vagabonds ; kept him in 
reftraint above eleven months, with daily threats of death, 
and refufed him all fubfiftence, bail, exdiange, or habeas 
corpus : befides which the Earl of Clancarthy, in his 
march northward with his regiment, to exprefs his further 
rcfentment, commanded thofe very companies the Captain 
had fo difarmed in Bandon, to plunder his houfe in the 
county of Louth (while he lay in Gaol above 130 miles 
diftant) who took away all his ftock, and goods to the a- 
mount of 1500I. ; burned and deilroyed his dv/eHing and 
improvements, which he had new built and made ; ftrip- 
cd his children, and left his family fo miferably cxpoicd, 
that fome of his children foon periihed by their fevere 

In 1681 he married Margaret, only daughter of Nicho- 
las Gernon of Miltown in the county of Louth, fq. *, 
and departing this life in 1733, was buried next to her, 
in the church-yard of Dromilken (recommending it by his 
will dated 25 Oaober 1727, and proved 11 Julv 1734 s 
to his Executors, to inclofe the place with iron rails, and 
to put a large handfonie tombftone over them) and had 
iffue five fons and two daughters, viz. 

(i) Thomas Fortefcue his heir. 

(^) Chichefter. 

(3) " Matthew, made Lieutenant of a fhip of war, 4 April 

(^) Faithful of Corderry in the county of Louth, Counfellor 

at law. Knight in parliament for that county, and made 
Recorder of Derry ;^o Odober 1733. He married Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Thomas Tipping of Capetown, Efq. 
and died 22 March 1740, his will being proved 14 April 
1741 2 having iffue by her, who died 8 February 1735, 


* By his firft -wife Elizabeth, daughter of Matthew, and fifter tq 
Oliver, Lords of Louth. He died in September 1689, of the wounds 
he received from one of K. James's officers, for having laid down 
his arms, as Captain of ^ coi>ipany, which the L. D. Tyrconnel 
had obliged him to raife, and in which Station he had never adedj 
upon the Proclamation of K. William for that purpofe, on his land- 

' Prerog. Office. 

2 Lodge edit. 1754. IV. 308. ad cplkaions. 


twofons; Thomas, born 3.0 June ?73i, who died 6 No- (5) 
vember 1733 > and Faithful, who died in 17H5. 

Rev. John Fortefcue of Whiterath, prefentcd 18 June (1) 
J 738 to the Redory of Hayneftowne in the diocefs of Ar- 
magh, who married Ehzabeth, eldeil: daughter of Henry 
Bellingham of Caftle-Bejhngham, Efq., and had James, 
his heir; and other children. 

Daughter AHce, was married to George Yaughan of (*) 
Buncranagh in the county of Done^^all, Efq. and had no 

Mary to John Fofter of Dunleer in the county of Louth, 
jEfq. * 

* Tohn Fofter of Dunleer m the county of Louth, Efq. married Family 
Ma*' youngelt daughter of William Fortefcue of Newragh, Efq. as of 
in text, and bv her whjclied in Mary-St:reet 29 Gdlober 1762 agei Foller. 
77, had ilTue three fons and four daughters, vi2. Anthony his heir : 
Thomas D. D. (redor of Dunleer, who married in May 1740, Do- 
rothea, elder daughter of Thomas Burgh of OldtOvvn, Efq. and 
left John-Thomas, M. P. for the borough of Ennis, who marrle4 
in 1776, Lady Elizabeth Hervey younger daughter of Frederick 
Earl of Briftol and bifhop of Derry in Ireland )j William of Dunleer, 
Efq. (uiarried firft 1-9 March 1743 4, Patience daughter of John 
Fovvke, Efq, coUeiftor of the port of Dublin, and by her, who died 
20 OdtoLter 1752, had John-William and other children ; he mar- 
ried fecondly, 26 October 1763, Mrs. Sandford j he married a third 
wife, and dying at Dunleer in 1784, was fucceeded by his eldeft 
fon John-William of Rofy-Park, Efq. M. P. for the borough of 
Dunleer, who in May 1788 married the only daughter of Hamilton 
M'ClureofSackville-Street, Efq. and has illue) ; daughter Margaret, 
married toStephen Sibthorpof Brownftown, county of Louth, Elq. by 
whom fhe had ilfue ^ Mary died \mmarried j Charlotte, married to 
Nicholas Forfter Alice, to Thomas Bolton, Efq. Counfellor at law, 
who died 17 March 1740 at Dunleer, leaving Theophilus and Sidney ^ 
?indSufanna. Anthony, who fucceeded his lather, was bred to the pro- 
felfion of the law, fervedin parliament for the county of Louth, and 
was appointed Chief Baron of the Exchequer in 1766 , in which Na- 
tion he continued till Auguft 1777, when he retired, and in confide- 
ration of his long fervices obtained a penfion of loool. a year : He 
married firlt, 25 February 1736, Elizabeth younger daughter of 
William Burgh of Dublin, {i\e was born 7 September 1708 and 
died 30 July i744i he married fecondly, 29 July 1749, Catharine 
daughter of Thomas Burgh of Oldiown, Efq. Engineer and Sur- 
veyor General and M. P. for the borough of Naas, but by her had 
no ilfue, and died in April 1778, leaving by his firlt wife, John his 
heir; William (Chaplain to the Houfe of Commons, Reftor of Urney 
in the diocefs of Derry, and married to Catharine Letitia, daughter 
of Henry Leflie, L. L.D.of Tanderagee in the county of Armagh); 
and a daughter Margaret baptized 21 February 1737, married 
to Dr. Henry Maxwell, bilhop of Meath. John the elder fon 
baptized 28 September 1740, received his education in Trmity Col- 
lege, was entered at the Middle Temple, and admitted at the barm 



Thomas. Thomas Fortefcue of Randalflown, or Reynoldftown in 
the county of Louth, Efq. ferved in parHament for Dun- 
dalk, married Ehzabeth iifter to James late Earl of Clan- 
bralTiII, and died at Dillon's-town in the faid county, in 
February 1769 aged 86, baling had ilTue by his Lady; who 
died at Bath 12 AuguH: 1756, one daughter Margaret, 
bora 27 March 1728 married 6 Augud 175 1, to the 
late Sir Arthur Brooke, Bart, and four fons, viz. 

(i) William-Henry, advanced to the peerage ; and 

(2) James, born 15 May 1725, who wasfeatedatRavenfdale- 
Park in the county of Louth, which county he reprefented 
in parliament 'till hisdeceafe; was fworn of the Privy 
Council, and died in 1782, leaving ifTue by his vvife the 
daughter of - Hunter, Efq. two fons ; Thomas- 
James now of Ravenfdale-Park, and Knight of the (hire for 
Louth ; George ; and other children. 

(,) Matthew, born 7 November 1726. 

(4) John? born 28 February 1730. 

William- William-Henry Fortefcue, the prefent Earl of Clermont^ 
Henry ^^g born 5 Auguft 1722 ; 17 Oflober 1745 he was chofeii 

Earl Knight of the Shire for Louth, and was SheruTof that county 
in the follovving year ; he was fworn of the Privy Council 
in 1 764, in which year we find him Poftmafler General 5 
in 1 7 70, his Majefty was pleafed to advance him to the peer- 
age, creating him Baron Clermont in the county of Louth ; 
for which honour the Privy Seal is dated at St. James's 27 
April, and the patent ' at Dublin 26 May in that year; 
by this title his Lordihip had his introdu6tion to the Houfd 
' of Peers 23 November 1773 * > ^" ^11^ he was created 
Vifcount and Baron of Clermont, with remainder of thefe 


Michaelmas term 1766, at the age of 18 years he was elefled to par- 
liament for the borough of Dunleer, and in the parliament which 
met at the paifingof the 06lennial bill in 1768, he made his election 
for the county of Louth, which trult he continues to fill; in 1778 
he was appointed Chairman of the committee of fupply ; and the 
right hon. Edmund Sexton Pery refigning the fpeaker's chair at the 
clofe of the feflion in 1785 ; on 5 September Mr, Poller was unani- 
moufly chofen his fuccelfor. He hath been alfo fworn of the privy 
councils in Great Britain and Ireland , and his exertions, as a truliee, 
in fupport of our ttaple manufacture, are univerfally known and ap- 

14 December 1764 he married Margaret daughter of Thomas 
Burgh of Birt in the county of Kildare, Filcj. filler to Thomas Burgh, 
Kfq., accompfant genera! of Ireland, and M. P. for the borough 
fAthy, and hath iifue. ? John, Thomas, and Anne. ' 

' Rot. 10 Geo. III. 2. p, f. R. 4z. 2 Lord's Jour. IV. 605, 
3 Lodge, edit. i754. IV. 308, and goUecYions. " -^ 


titlesto his brother the Right Hon. James Fortefcue, and his 
iflue male, for which the Privy Seal is dated at St. James's 
27 June, and the patent i at DubUn 23 July in fame year ; 
and purfuant to letters from St. James's 24 January 1777 
and patent * 10 February following, his Majefty wa* 
pleafed to create him an Earl of the Kingdom of Ireland, 
and by the title of Earl of Clermont in the county of Louth 
he fat in the Houfe of Peers ^ 6 Augufl: 1778. On 19 
July 1784, his Lordlhip refigned the office of Poflmafter 
General, and was appointed Cuftomjerand Colle6i:orofthc 
Port of Dublin. 29 February 1752, he married Frances ^, 
eldeft daughter of Col. John Murray of the county gf Mo- 
naghan, by his wife Mary, daughter of Sir Alexander 
Cairnes, Bart, and Dov/ager of Cadwalladcr, feventji 
Lord Blaney. 

Titles.] William-Henry Fortefcue, Earl^ Vifcount^^ 
and Baron of Clermont. 

Creations.] B. Clermont of Clermont in the county 
of Louth 26 May 1770. 10 Geo. III. V. of fame place 
23 July 1776, 16 Geo. III. and E. of Clermont aforefaid 
10 February i777> i? Geo. IIL 

Arms.] Saphire, a bend ingrailed, pearl, cottifed topaz* 

Crest.] On a wreath, alhield, pearl. 

Supporters.] Two moof^ deer, proper, attired topaz^ 
gbrged with a collar of trefoils proper. 

Motto.] Forte scutum, salus ducum. 

Seat.] Clermont, in the county of Louth, 38 miles 
from Dublin. 

1 Rot. 16 Geo. III. 4. p, D. R. 19. 2 Idem. i;. 8. p, f. R. 3^. 39 
3 Lords Jour Y. i I i; ^ UlfterVOfficc* 

Vol. hi. * ' MOOREj 

( 3^4 ) 


59 A HIS noble Lord, and the Earl of Drogheda, are prc- 
fumed to derive from the fame origin, but at what early- 
period the families divided, we are not authorized to fay. Be- 
fore 1355 the anceftors of Lord Mount-Calhell were feated 
in the Weft of England, and in the beginning of Q^ Eliza- 
beth's reig;n, they, purchafed an eftate near Larden in the 
county of Salop, whence, for near a century, they were 
defigned the Moores of Salop. In 1588, when the Spaniih 
Armada was fitted out againft the Britifti Queen, J^hn 
dc Moore of Salop had a principal command at Tilbury in 
the Earl of Leicefter's army : And in the reign of K.James 

Richard. ^' Richard iVloore, alfo of Salop, emigrated to this king- 
dom, he fixed his refidence at Clonmell in the county of 
Tipperary, and had ilTue two fons, 
fi) Stephen, his heir ; and 

(2) Thomas, of Barn in the fame county, anceftor to the 
family feated there. 

Stephen. Stephen Moore the eldeft fon, refided at Kilworth in the 
county of Cork, which eftate he purchafed 20 November 
1684, for 5,5001. from Henry Fleetwood of Plordwick in 
the county of Stafford, Efq. He had the honour of being 
psrfonally acquainted with K. William, and on his arrival 
in England lent him a fum of 3000I. which was not how- 
ever repayed. He married a daughter or grand-daughter 
of Sir George Crook, Bart. Lord Chief Juftice of the 
King's Bench in England *, and had ilTue a fon and 


* This great lawyer, and Sir Richard Hutton in 1656, were the 
only two Hinongic the judge? who difapproved of a profecntion be- 
ing carried on a2;aii]ft liampden, for rc-fufmg to pay fhip money, 
riud he dlwi in 1641, 


Richard j who purfuant to articles dated 4 March 1 69 2, Rkbard, 
married Elizabeth Ponfonby, eldeft daughter of William, 
created Vifcount Duncannon, and dying in 1701, before 
his father, left ilTue Mary, who married William King of 
Kilpeacon in the county of Limerick, Efq.; and Elizabeth, 
to Charters, barrifter at law ; alfo a fon and fuccelTor 

Stephen Moore, Efq. who was elected to parliament for Stephen. 
Tipperary in 1739, and advanced to the peerage of Ire- ^^^count 
land by the title of Baron Kilworth of ]>,Ioore-Park in Calhell" 
1764. The writ of privy feal for this honour bears date at 
St. James's 13 June, and the patent * at Dublin 14 July in 
fame year. 22 January 1766 *, purfuant to letter from St. 
James's 27 December preceding, he was created Vifcount 
Mount-Calhell of the city of Calhell in the county of Tip- 

He married Alicia, daughter of Hugh Colvill, Efq. and 
heir at law to her brother Robert Colvill, a defcendant of 
Roger de Colvill who came from Normandy with K. Wil- 
liam the Conqueror, was at the battle of Haftings, and 
went into Scotland with K. David I. which Hugh was fon 
and heir to the Rt. Hon. Robert Colvill of Newtown in the 
county of Down, by Sarah his wife, daughter of James 
Margetfon, Efq. only fon of Doctor James Margetfon, 
Arclibifliop of Armagh. By this Lady who died at Moore- 
Park 10 Auguft 1762, aged 62, he had iffue five fons and 
four daughters^ viz. 

Richard, born 15 December 1725, reprefentatiye in par- . ; 
liament for Clonmell, who died at Moore-Park, 29 Sep- ^ ' 
tember 1761. 

Stephen, who fucceeded to the honours. (2) 

Colvill, reprefentative in parliament for Clonmell, and (3) 

William, reprefentative in parliament for the borough (4) 
of Clonmell, married Anne, daughter and heir to Dudley 
Fowkes, Efq. and has two fons, Stephen and William. 

Robert, baptized 2 January 1739, entered into holy or- ^^j 
ders, married Ifabella Odell, and has a fon Richard. 

Daughter Sarah, married 21 September 1750 to Henry, ^i) 
eldeft fon of Robert Sandford of Caftlereagh, in the county 
of Rofcomon, Efq. and died in Oaober 1764. 

Mary I2 Oaober 1761, to William, late Earl of Inchi- (2) 

^"^"' Elizabeth, 

Rot. 4'Geo.III. 2.p. f. R. 21,22. 
3 Rot, 6 Geo, III, I. p. P. R. 35. 



(3) Elizabeth, in November 1 768, to the Hon. PonfoAbj 

Moore; and 

W Catha.ine, i J* 'v 1765, to Maurice, elded fon of Tho- 

mas Mahon of Stroakilown in the county of Rofcomon, 
Efq. ' 

His Lordfhip deceafing; i March 1766, was fucceeded 
in eilates and titles bv his eJdeft furyiv;ng fon 
Stephen, Stephen, the fird and prefenc Earl Mount-Cafhell, who 
I ferve^ in parliament for Lifmore in 1761, fucceeding to 

Earl, the honours he fat rtrft in the Houfe of Peers i May 1 766 ^, 
as he again did 9 Oclober 1781 ^, on being created Ear! 
Mount-Caihell for which title the writ of privy feal, 
bears date a^ St. James's io December 1786, and the patent 
at Dublin 5 January 1781 4.-3 June 1769, his LordQiip 
married Ladv Helena Ravvdon, fecond daughter of Sir 
John, Earl of Moira, and hath iffue Stephen^ Lord Kil- 
worth, born 19 March 1770; John, born 19 June 17725 
William, born 7 April 1775 > and Lady Helena, born 20 
May 1773^. 

Titles.] Stephen Moore, Earl and Vifcount Mount- 
Cafliell, and Baron of Kilworth. 

Creations.] B. Kilworth of Moore-Park in the' 
dounty of Cork, 14 July 1764,4 Geo. III. V. Mount- 
Cafhell, of the city of Caihell, 22 January 1766, 6 Geo. 
IIL and E. Mount-Calhell, 5 January 1781, 21 Geo. IlL 

Arms.] Diamond, within a bordure^ engrailed pearly 
a fwan, of the fecond, member'd and beak'd, topaz. 

Crest.] A gofs-hawk, feizing a coney, diamond. 

Supporters.] The dexter, a Leopard 5 the finifter, 
a rhinoceros5 both proper, and chained. 

Motto.] Vis unita Fortior. 

Seat.] Moore-Park in the county of Cork, 104 miles 
from Dublin. 

* Ulfter Off. 2 Lords Jour, IV. 376. 3 Idem. V, 226. 

4 Rot. 21 Geo. III. I. p. D. R. i. 

s Ulfter, and information of his Lordfhip. ^ 


( 3^1 5 


A HE ancient and noble family of Pakenham is of 6o 
Saxon extradion, and was fettled at Pakenham in the 
County of Suffolk in England^ -where William de Paken- William; 
ham one of the Judges refided in the reign of K. Edward 
I. His eldefl fon. Sir Edmond Pakenham, Knt. in the Edmond; 
reign of K. Edward II. married Rofe, one of the daughters 
and coheirs of Robert de Valoines *, by whom he had two 
fons, viz. William and Edmund, v/hich latter died in 19 
Edward III. William married, had ilTue, and was fuc- William; 
ceeded by Thomas his eldeft fon, who died in the reign Thomas, 
of K. Henry IV. he was fucceeded by his eldefl fon Theo- Theobald*, 
bald, who died in the latter end of the reign of K. Henry 
V. or beginning of Henry VI. About this time the fa- 
mily changed their place of refidence to Lordington in the 
county of Suffex, where Hugh, the eldefl: fon of Theobald Hugh, 
lived in the reigns of K. Henry VI. and Edward IV ; he 
was fucceeded by his eldefl: fon Sir Hugh Pakenham, Knt. Hugh, 
who died in the reign of K. Henry VII. leaving ilTue two 
fons, viz. John and Nicholas, and alfo a daughter Anne, 
married firft to Sir Thomas Fitz-William, who was flain 
at Flodden-fieid, 4 Henry VIII. and afterwards to Sir Wil- 

* Theobald d6 Valoines living in the tinie of Hen. II. married 
the daughter and heir of Ranulph deGlanville, and had Robert de 
Valoines, flain 48 Hen. III. who married Rofa filler and heir 
to William Blunde, flain 48 Hen. III. and by her was father of 
Robert de Valoines, who married Eve, daughter and heir to Sir 
William de Cryche, and had Rofa de Valoines, married to Sir 
Edward Pakenham. 

' Chiefly from the College of Arms, England, and the commu- 
nication of Lord Longford. 

368 PAKENHAM, Countess of^LONGFORD. 

liam Sydney, Knt. and Banneret:, by whom ftie had ifTud, 
Henry Sydney, Knight of the Garter and Lord Deputy oi 
Ireland; fhe died in I544 

John, the eldeft Ton of Sir Hugh, was knighted, and 
died in the reign of K. Henry Will, leaving iilbea daugh- 
ter Conftance, with whom the lordlhip of Lordington 
went at her marriage to Sir GeofFry De la Pole, Knt. fc- 
cond fon of Sir Richard De la Pole, Knight of the Garter, 
and di^d 5 Henry VIII. by his wife Margatet-Plantagenct,' 
Countefs of Salifbury, only daughter of George^ Duke oF 
Clarence, brother to K. Edward IV. 
Nichoks. Nicholas, the younger fon of Sir Hugh, mafried the 

daughter and heir of Clement, Efq. of the county 

of Cambridge, and died in the reign of K. Henry VIIL 
Robert, leaving iffue one fon Robert, who, through the intereft of 
his uncle. Sir William Sydney, chamberlain of the houfe 
hold to K. Edward VI. was made clerk of the green-cloth^ 
which employment he held to his death, reading general- 
ly, vv'hen not in attendance at court, at Tooting- Beck in 
Surry ; he poflefled a very extenfivc property, which he 
had much improved by marrying Elizabeth, daugiuer and 
heir to Sir Maurice Berkeley of Wymondham in the coun- 
ty of Leicefter> Knt. * 


* Oliver de Engaine^ Baron of Grainiby and Wyberton in the 
couiilv of Lincohi, and Lieutenant of Aquitaine, was living in the 
time of K. Henry II. and had a fon John de Engaine, he died be- 
fore his father, and left a daughter and heir Joane, who married Sir 
Adam de Wells (fon of William by Ifabel de Vefci, who was living 
II Edward I. grandfon of William living 9 K.John, and great- 
grandfon of Adam living 6 Richard I.) and in her right became 
lx)rd of Gramfby , he figned the letter difckiming the Pope's right, 
to England 28 Edward I. wasfummoned to parliament from 27 of 
that King to his death, which happened 4 Edward II. and left ilfue 
two fons, \\Zi Robert, whodied 14 Edward II. act. 14, and Adam, 
aged 16 in that year, who was knighted 9 Edward III. and had 
fummons to parliament from the 6 to the 18 of that King, he died 
19 Edw. III. leaving ill'ue by his wife Margaret a fon John, who' 
died 55 Edward HI. and by Maud his wife left a fon John, who 
married Mar^^ery, and died 9 Henry V. having had a fon Eude, 
who married Maud, dauglitev of Ralph, Lord Greyftock, and died 
before his Either, leaving Lionel de Wells his heir; and William, 
who was L. D. of Ireland in 144a * ; Lionel, Lord Wells, was ap- 
J>ointed L. L. in 1438, but did not hold the reins of government ^ ; 
in the reign of Henry Vl. he was eleCied a Knight of the Garter ^ ; 


Harris, II. 108. 2 i^em, 

3 Alhmob's Hilt, of the Garter, 71 u 


Robert made his will, 2 September 1552* proved 30 

November that year, and died foon after, leaving ifTue by 

Vol. III. B b his 

was a Lord of great influence in the county of Lincoln, and a ftre- 
nuous fupporter of the Houfe of Lancafter, in the civil war with 
the Houle of York ; he loft his life at the battle of Towtonfield oa 
Palm Sunday in 1461, and having married Joan, daughter and 
heir to Sir Robert Waterton, Knt. had ilTue by her a fon (who loit 
his life in the field of battle with his father), and two daughters, his 
coheirs, one of whom married Sir Thomas Dymocke, who 
died in the fame caufe, and Catharine, the other, became the wife 
of Sir Thomas de la Launde, Knt. and by him (who was beheaded 
in 1469) fhe had a daughter and heir Margaret, who married Sic 
Thomas Berkeley, Knt. (fon of Lawrence who was fheriffofLei- 
cefter 18 Hen. VI. grandfon of Sir John, Knt. alfo fheriff of 
Leicefter i and 6 Hen. VT. and great-grandion of John Berkeley of 
Wymondham, Efq. living 15 Kdward II. who was brother to 
Maurice, Lord Berkeley, and fon to Thomas, Lord Berkeley of Wy- 
mondham in the county of Leicefter (who died 15 Edward II.) by- 
his wife Joan, daughter of William de Ferrar of Derby), which Sir 
Thomas was fheriff of Leicefter 33 Henry VI, and had ilfu- by his 
faid wife. Sir Maurice Berkeley, Knt. alfo fherift^ of Leicefter S 
Henry VIII. who married and had iifue a daughter and heir Eiiza- 
"beth, married as in the text. 

* In the name of God Amen. I Robert Pakenham ofTotinge- 
"becke in the county of Surrey, Efquier beingeficke in my bodye, of 
good and parfy t memory thanks be therefore to the ly ving Lorde, this 
prefent fecoundeday of September, in the Sixte (1552) yere of the 
reigne of ourfoveraigne Lorde Kinge Rdwarde the fixte, do ordeyne 
and make this my teftament, and laft WilHn wryting, in manner 
and forme followinge } firft and principally I bequeathe my foule to 
almightie God, alfo I will and bequeathe unto Elizabeth my well be- 
loved wyfe on Jouell fet with ftones, which was my lady Loveles ; 
alfo I will and bequeathe unto my fonnes Robert Pakenham, Ed- 
mond Pakenham, John Pakenham, Anthony Pakenham, and to 
fuche other childe whiche hereafter I'fhallhave.beingenowe unborne 
and to their heyres and affignes, all my manors, lands, tenements, 
reverfions and hereditaments which heretofore I have purchafed, and. 
alfo my ferme and terme of years of and in Kyrkyftall, being in the 
countie of Yorke, all fuche rents and profytts as ftiall be due there- 
by, and alfo my intereft and terme of yeres of and in Marteyn Myll 
and Kardynaweles, whiche lies in the countie of Surrey - alfo I will 
and bequeathe unto my friende Mr. Ai:thony Weldon my beft gowne 
ofclo the embroderey'd whiche as yet 1 never ware, and to my friende 
Mr. Gregorie Lovell on other of my gownes of frenche clothe faced 
with martanes, and to James Swyfre the King's ferunte a hun- 
dreth good wethers, alfo I will that all fuche money and debts whiche 
I do owe, which can be fufficiendy provyde fhall be truly paide, 
moreover I will and bequeathe unto my ferunte James Woodforde 
my biye Geldinge which my ferunte William Cop dothe moft ac- 
cuftomp.bly ufe to ryde upon and afaddeli and bryden,andto my fe- 
runte William Cop my baye Geldinge which 1 do mofte accultom- 
ably ufe to ryde upon with my brydell and faddell j and to my fe- 


37 FAKENHAM, Countess of LONGFORD. 

his wife, Elizabeth (who remarried with Robert Livefey^ 
and had two Tons Edward and Gabriel) four fons, all mi- 
nors, viz. Robert ; Edmund who married Frances Sack- 
forde, and died in i6oi ; John of Wimbelton in the 
county of Surrey, died 1592 without iffue ; and Anthony. 
The ward fliip and marriage of Robert, the eldefl: foil, 
was in the rtrit year of her reign, granted by Q^ Mary to 
Sir Henry Sydney ; which Robert married Urfula, daugh- 
ter of Clement Chicheley of Worfefy in the county of 
Cambridge, Efq* and had iffue by her, who died before 
him, two fons Henry and Clement, and having made his 
will in February 1595 * died foon after, leaving his faid 
fons minors. 

runte Thomas Broke my blacke trottingeGeldinge with faddell and 
brydell, and to- my feriintf. John Shereman', fourtie fheppe, to my 
ferunte Richard Wale my rone Geldinge which ys at Grellowe with- 
fourtie wether fheppe, to ray ferxmte, Svr Philip Quare, my gray 
jackynge Gyldinge, to my ferunte Willyam Carock my crop eyrde 
baye Mare, to my ferunte John Byrche, my coulte at Greflowe and 
fouj-tie fileppe, to my ferunte Mychell Bvirde my greate rone geldinge^ 
with my belt mare, to my ferunte Jawrder Glover, twentie fheppe and. 
to my lerunte Anthony Burde twentie fheppe, and to my ferunte Ro- 
bert Raven, twentie fheppe, and to my ferunte Katlieryn Reade the' 
fuin of twentie pounds of good and lawful money of Englande, and' 
alfo all fuch money as I do owe unfo her over and beMes the fortie 
pounds which I do owe unto her ; and unto my ferunte Jaune Bax- 
itar fortie Wether fheppe ; to my lerunte Betheryfe Strange fortie 
Sheppe v and to- every of my ferunts Allice Edge, Amiys Mgytt* 
and lohane Everfon twentie {heppe, and the refidue af all my goods 
and cattails, my de-bts legacies and funerall expenfes being:e borne 
and paydc , I do give and bequeathe unto my faid wiefie, and to my 
children, as well n9w borne, as hereafter to be borne ;^ that is to 
wyte, my l\iid wiefe to have the oneraoieyte thereof, and the farric 
my children the other moyete thereof. (From the regiftry of the Pre- 
rogative Court of Canterbury). 

* God the Fatiler, God the fon, and God the Holy Ghoft, three 
perfons and one God, be with me now and ever. Amen, for as much 
as the foul of man,, hath ho perpetual dwelling in the carnal body 
but is fepierable from it at the will" and pleafure of Almighty God 
at his time appointed, which time to man is always uncertain, re- 
quifite expedient and moft ne<.^frary it is therefore, that every chrif- 
tian prepare and make himfelf ready at all times to depart from it, 
fo that whenfoever he ftiall be called from it, he be not found ileep- 
jng and unprepared; therefore I Robert Pakenham of Tootingbcake 
in the county of Surry, Efq. 13 February 37 year of Ellzab. domake 
this my lalt v*iil and teltament. 1 will that my manor of Helpring- 
ham and Ever by in the county of Lincoln, with all lands, &:c. there- 
iinto belonging, and my ninth part of my manors of Graihefly, Co- 
nilholme, Wyberton, Wythern, Sutton, Turiihop, Mauby, Brod- 
!fe, Stienlyby, Penrney, Burnthorpe, and Comeberworth in the 
fi^id county ofLjiiSoln, with all lauds, &c. ihcreunco belonging-, and 


PAKENHAM, Countess of LONGFORD. 371 

Henry, who refided ufually at Northwitham in the 
coiinry of Lincoln, was in 1609 made a Knight by K, 
James L aaa dying unmarried in March 1 620, was buried 
iJt Northwitham i, and his fortune devolved to his brother ' 

Clement, who beint^ a man of an extravagant difpofition, 
and having no children, diffipated and fold the greaceft part, 
if not the whole of 'he great eftates he inherited from his . 

brother. He died in 1 65 1 , was buried 5 July with his bro- 
ther 2, andadminiftration to his effects was granted to Jane 
his widow 2, who died in 1667, and was buried with him 
17 Auguft at Northwitham 4. 

The elder branch of the family becoming extin6^, on the 
death of Clement without iffue ; we return to the younger 
fons of Robert, Clerk of the green cloth, who died in 

Edmorid, fecond fon of the faid Robert, accompanied Sir Edmond. 
Henry Sidney, in 1576, v;hen he was Lord Lieutenant 

B b 2 of 

my ninth part of the manor of Ellington in the county of Northum- 
berland ; and all my lands, &c. in Melton Mowbray, and Barrow 
upon Soure in the county of Leicefter, and alfo all my lands. &c, in 
Upton in the county of ISottingham, with all lands, &:c. to the fame 
manors or any of them belonging, which be much more than a third 
of all my lands, tenements &c. Ihall defcend to mine heir ; and 
whereas I have conveyed by deed my moiety of the manor of Ulick- 
toye in the county of Lincoln, and the manor of Tootingbeake in 
the county of Surry, with other lands in the faid county unto Williara 
"VValter Kilder of Wimbledon in faid county, Efq. and unto Francis 
Ainger of Eaftclahden in faid county, Efq. m.y will is that they fhall 
have full power to fell them for the payment of all debts that I do 
owe and for the payment of my legacies bequeathed by this my laft 
will. And whereas I did purchafe forty acres of pafture lying ift 
WalfA-hen in the county of Norfolk, my Ey.ecutorsfljall fell the fame 
towards the performance of this my will. I bequeath to my fou 
Clement the fum of (^ool. and if he fhall depart this life before he 
fhall come to the full age of 21 years, then the fame (hall go to the 
ufe of my heir. I give unto my fon and heir Henry my tablet of gold 
enamelled black, and my ring of gold, being my feal of arms, and 
if the faid Henry fhall die before the age of 21 years, I bequeath the 
faid Tablet and Ring unto my fon Clement. In a codicil to his Vv'ill 
he bequeaths to his brother Edmond Pakenham, his Golhawk. This 
will was proved 20 May 1595. (From the Regiliry of the Preroga- 
tive Court Canterbury), 

' Regiftry Northwltkam fee letter from Jonathan Shutt reftor, 
dated 17 Jan. 1786, in Ld. Longford's Colled. 

2 Idem. 

3 RegilUy of the Prerogative Court of Canterbiirv. Sec, 

4 Regiilryof North-Witham, 

372 PAKENHAM, Countess of L0NGF0RD 

of Ireland, and was one of his family. He married Frances 
daughter of Thomas Sackford, Efq., who was alfo one 
of the Lord Lieutenant's confidential fervants : and af- 
ter the death of Sir Henry Sydney, he fettled at Wimble- 
ton in Surrey, and died there in 1604, leaving ilTue 
five fens, viz. Philip, Henry, Edmond, Thomas, and 
Robert ; and one daughter Mary. John, the third fon 
of Robert, Clerk of the Green-Cloth wa^ educated at Cam- 
bridge, he made his will 24 No-vember 1601 * and died 
in 1602 ;. Anthony y th^ youngeft fon of Robert diedyoung- 
Philip the eldell fon of Kdmond, fecond fon of Robert 
C!erk of the Green-Cloth, was knighted by K. James in 
1616 y and died without iffue, as did his ^hrcenext brothers 
Henry, Edmond and Thomas. 
Robert. Robert the youngeft fon of the faid Edmond, fucceeding 
to North-Witham, and the remaining part of the eftate 
of Clement, married Eleanor, daughter and heir to 
Thomas Horfey of Clefton in the county of Dorfet, Efq. 
by whom he had iffue four fons, viz. Edward, Henry, 
Philip and Robert ; Edward the eldefl: died in 1670, 
leaving iffue one daughter his heir who married in 1673 ; 
Henry, Philip f and Robert, the three other fons hav- 
ing fubfcribed the greateft part of their fortunes, as 
adventurers, in 1642 obtained commiflions and came over 
to Ireland, each with the command of a troop of horfe, 
(among the firft troops which were fent from England 
upon the breaking out oF the rebellion in 1641) they ob- 
tained confiderabl'e grants of land in confideration of 
Henry. their adventures and fervices ; and Henry J, the fe- 
cond ion^ fettling in the country of Weftmeath, had a 


* And bequeathed to his nephews, Henry Pakenham, twenty 
pounds , to Clement thirteen pounds fix fhillings and eight pence ; 
to Philip, Edmond, Thomas and Robert, forty pounds each ; and 
to their fifter Mary threeicore pounds ; to Francis Hinde forty 
pounds ; and to Chrili's College, Trinity College, SuiTex and Sydney 
College, and Queen's College in Cambridge, the fum of three pounds 
lix ihillings and eight pence each. (Extrai^ed from the Regiilry of 
the Prerogative court of Canterbury). 

-f Philip, died in 1683 without ilfue, and was buried at Blefing- 
ton \ and Robert who married Anne Coddington alfo died without 
ilfue, and was buried at Kxllucan in the county of Wellmeath. 

J Henry Packenham was Captain of a troop of Dragoons, which 
was dilbanded 6 Augull 1655 ; and for the arrears due to the officers, 
foldiers, Szc. being 4363 : 1 ; o. 17 Odober 1655 a debenture was fen 
out for them in the Barony of Bantry and county of Wexford; in 
the following parifhes,viz part of White-church, 850 acres ; Adamf- 
town, 4258 ; and part of Old Rofs, 5630. total 8738 acres. 

Extrafled from the original, penes theRight Hon. Lord Longford. 

Ulfter's office, where this entry is ceitified by Robert Packing,- 
ham of Brachlyn, 

PAKENHAM, Countess of LONGIORD. 373 

grant of the lands of Tullynally, which he called Pakcn- 
ham-Hall, anJ is now the refidence of the family ; as a!fo 
of feveral other lands in Wcftmeath and Wexford, which 
were confirmed to him by patent 2p K. Charles II. In 
the parliament which was called after the reftoration, he 
was chofen reprefentative for the borough of Navan ; he 
made his will 16 January 1690*, and dying in 1691, 
aged 80, was buried at Mayne.* He married firft Mary, 
daughter of Robert Lill of Trim in the county of Meath, 
Efq. ; and by her who died I2 June 1665, had iffue four 
fons and three daughters, viz. 

Thomas, ") (i) 

Theophilus, > died without ifTue, and (2) 

Henry, J (3) 

William of Came in the county of Weftmeath f . (4) 

The daughters were Eleanor (married to John Smyth of 
Kiltomb in the county of Weftmeath, Efq.) ; Mary ; and 

He married fecondly Anne, (ifter of Sir Thomas Pigot, 

and widow of Bridgewater, Efq. and by her who 

furvivedhim, he had iffue one fon Robert ; and a daughter 
Anne, married to Robert Beattyof Springtown in the county 
of Longford, Bf^. Robert the fon was Re6tor of Kilbeg- 
gan in the county of Weftmeath, and died in 1745, leaving 
iffue by the daughter of Beft of the county of Carlow, 
Efq. four fons, viz. Robert, Beft, and Charles, who died 
without iffue ; and Edward, who died in 1765, leaving if- 
fue by Elizabeth, daughter of Admiral John Weller, two 
fons, viz. John and Edward, both captains in the royal 
navy ; and two daughters, Hellen and Elizabeth. 

Thomas, the eideft fon of Henry (who firft fettled Sir 
at Pakenham-Hall,) was born in 1^51 ; was bred to the Thomas, 
profeflion of the law, had the hbriour of Knighthood 
conferred on him by K. William in 1692, ^nd was created 
prime-ferjeant at law in 1695. He was 'chofe.n' to parliament 
for the borough o{ Angher, in the county of Tyrone, and 
died in the year 1706, leaving iffue by Mary, daughter of 

' ' Richard, 

' ; ' 

i . . ; 

* And thereby beq\ieathed to his fon William, one hundred 
pounds , to his Ion Robert, rwo hundred pounds ; and to hia daugh- 
ters, Ellenor Smyth, Mary Robinlon, and Martha Rider, one hyii- 
dred pounds each -, and appointed his eldeii fon Thomas PaLenhuia 

. of Tullynallv, his heir and executor, (i'roved 7 July 1691; 

i^i the court of Prerogative.) 

-^ Who married Martha, daughter of Ogle, and died- * 

in 174.0, having had ilfue William,-Robert, and Thomas, who died 

yuung ; Martha, married to Troke, and :iie younger dau^h- 

t?r to Katon. 


Richard Nelmes, Efq. Alderman of the city of London, 
five fons and one dauohter, viz. 

(^) Edward, who fucceeded at Pakenham-Hall. 

(^) Thomas, who died in 1722, leaving iffue by Anne, 

daughter of John Smith of Kiltombj Efq. one daughter 
Eleanor, married to Abraham Fuller, now of Violet-Hill in 
the county of Dublin, Efq and has ifTue two fons, Abra- 
ham counfellor at law, and Jofeph-Thon.a6. 

(3) Philip, died in 1745 unmarried. 

(4) Henry entered into holy orders, and was chaplain to the 
EngliOi fadory at Oporto, where he diedm 1725 without 

(5) Robert, died in 1728 unmarried. 

(i) Daughter Frances, married to George Nugent of Caf- 

tle-Rickard in the county of Weilmeath, Efq. and diecj 
in 1756, leaving a daughter Jane, (who married Johi| 
Whitway, and had a fon George)^ and a fon George who 
married a daughter of ^ - Lucas, and died in 1764, 
leaving by her who died in 1786, an only fon George^ 
of Caftle-Rickard. 
Edward. Edward, the eldefi: fon, fucceeded his father, and in 
1713 was chcfen Knight of the fhire for Weft meat h ; he 
Tvas re-ele6led for the faid county on the acceffion of K. 
George L and dying in 1720, was buried at Killucan. 
He left iffue by his wife Margaret, daughter and heir to 
John Bradeftan, Efq. (whom he married in 1708) two 
fons, viz. 

(0 Thomas, his heir; and 

(2) George-Edward, who was eftabliHied in trade as a Ham- 
burgh merchant in the city of London ; he married Kii- 
zabeth, daughter of ~ Voquel, Efq. and died i Febru- 
ary 1768, at Peckham in the county of Surry, jet. 54, leav- 
ing iffue four fons, viz. George-Edward, who alfo died in 
1768 ; Thomas, who died in J781 ; John-Henry, born in 
1757, a captain in the firfl: regiment of dragoon-guards $ 
and Richard, captain in the 27 regiment of foot, who died 
at St. Lucia in 1779. 

/jN Daughter Mary, married to John Chambers of the 

county of Mayo, Efq. and died without iliue in i']^, 

set. 75. 

Thomas Thomas, the cldeft fon, was born in May 1 7 13, he 

I ' fucceeded at Pakenham-hail in 1744 i, and was chofen to 

Lord, parliament for the borough of Longford j by privy feal at 


Idem. MSS, 

PAKENHAM, Countess of LONGFORD. -^c 

Kenfington 23 April i, and by patent at Dublin 7 May 
1756=^ K. George II. was pleafed to call him to the 
Houfe of Peers, by the title of Baron of Longford, 
on the faid .7 May, he took the accuftomed oaths and 
his feat ^: and deceafing 30 April 1766, aged 53, was 
buried at Killucan. 5 March 1739-40 4 his Lordfliip 
married Elizabeth, only daughter and heir to Michael 
Cuffe of Ballinrobe in the county of Mayo, Efq. nephew 
to Ambrofe Aungier, the laft Earl of Longford; and his 
prefent Majefty having been pleafed to revive the honour 
of that ancient houfe in the perfon of the faid Elizabeth, 
v/e fhall here proceed with hef immediate ancellors^ 

The Family of Cuff. 

WHICH family chiefly refided in the county of Somer- Je^n, 
fet, England, where, in 1544, we find John CufF, Efq. 
feated at Ilchefler in that county, which John had ifTue 
.two fons, John of Crych, (anceftor to the Countefs of 
Longford) ; and Robert of Donyett, who was father of 
Thomas of Donyett, of Philip^ and alfo of Hugh Cuff, 
who being fecretary to the unfortunate Earl of Eflex 
fell with his mafter in z6oo ^ 

John of Crych, the eldeil: fon, married Joan, daughter J^^^^* 
of William Denny, Efq. and had iflue three Tons, Robert ; 
William; and John; and tvvo daughters, Dorothy, mar- 
ried to Thomas Bull ; and Urfuia to* Selye. 

Robert, his heir, married in 1573 Catharine, daughter Robert, 
of Thomas Cutter, Efq. and by her had a daughter Mary, 
married to 7- - Beft, Efq. and three fens, Robert cf 
Crych ; Thoinas ; and William. Robert, the elder fon, 
living in 1613, married Elizabeth, ' daur^hter of James 
Clerk of Norton-Fitz Warren, and had Robert, his heir, 
i^vho was St. 30 in 1623 ; James ; Hugh ;' and John. 

Thomas Cuff, the fecond fon, upon the 'breaking out Thonias. 
of the rebellion in 1 641, having fubfcribed a l^rge fum ot 

' " ' ' money 

' Rol. Anno 290 Geo. II. T. p. D. R . ?,9 
? Idem. 4. p. D. R. i. ^^ Lonls Journal, IV. ^^, 

* Lodge Colhd. and Sc. Anne's Regiitry. 
' Pedigree of Cuti. 

37^ PAKENHAM, Countess of LONGFORD. 

money, came over to Ireland with two of his Tons, Jams?-, 
after Sir James, and Thomas, whom he had by Jane his 
wife. Thomas the your^ger, had a confiderabic command 
in the parliament army, and died in 1650, without ilfue. 
James, James, the elder fon, was ftrongly attached to the royal 
paufe, and contributed ftrenuoufly to bring about the re- 
ftoration ; he was a man of a vigorous and active mind, 
and of extraordinary piety and learning, though not tree 
from the pedantry of thofe times '. In 1660 he was knight- 
ed by K. Charles II. and in fame year appointed MaCier of 
the Ordnance, one of the Coinmiffioners for carrying the 
a6t of fettlement into execution, and a Privy-CounfclJor \. 
in 1 661, he was elected to parliament for the county of 
Mayo, and in 1666 had a grant of the town and lands of 
Ballinrobe and other extenfive eftates in the counties of 
Mayo and Galway, in conlideration of his and his father's 
adventure and fervices. 14 January 1655 he married Alice 
daughter of AmiDrofe Aungier D. D. ^ he made his will 9 


Family of ^ John Aungier of Cambridge, Gen^ living in 1500, was ihe Fa- 
Lord ther of Richard Aungier, whofe fon John, married iiieanor elder 

Aungier. daughter and coheir to John Bacon, Gent. o{ laid county, (whofe 
only fifter Margaret, married Sir William Butt of Norfolk, Knt.) 
and by her had iifueone fon Richard and two daughters, viz. Anne 

married to Croke, and Marjejaret to ' lleybome 

ofthe county of York. Richard the fon living in 1581 married Rofa 
daughter of William Stewart of Cambridge, and had iilue Sir Fran- 
cis Aungier, Knt. John, Richard, Edward, Thomas, Henry ; Jar.f . 
* . Elizabeth, Mary, and Catharine ^ Sir Francis Aungier, Knt, the 

eldeftfon, was appointed Mafter of the Rolls 5 October 1609, dinCi 
was created Baron Aungier of Longford, in the county of Longford, 
to the heirs male of his body, by patent, dated at Wcliminlter 2:9 
June 1621, -with the following Preamble. Inter alia regaiis nollr* 
Dignitatis ornamenta nxillum magis infigne videtur, quam cum viri 
Cordati, ac Generis ac Natalium fplendore clari, ac pr?ecipue virtute 
et confilio picecellentes, quorum veri ac intimi affeftu?, Oudia et 
Labores in rebus arduis nos et rempublicam tangent! bus eminent at- 
tune elucent, honoris etiam accelTione et titulis decorantur ; tunc 
enim non folum ipforum animi et ftudia erga nos et Relpublica? ad- 
miniftrationem aluntur atque acnuntur, fedet alii etiam ad virrutem 
accendantur, cum pro virtute praemia apud nos parata efie fciverint. 
Cumque igitur dile6lus et fidelis noiler Francifcus Aungier, Miles, 
IViagifter Rotuiorum noltrorum Cancellari?e nollra; in Regno noiirq 
Hiberniae, ac prudentifTimus et fidelifllmus Confiliariusnofter ejufdem 
Regni nollri ex antiquiffima familia Comituna Aungier in regno 
Francire oriundus fit et in Crifta in Infignibus fuis Carbunculum 
geftat, per dittos Comites in Infignibus luis geltari' uuta'tum necnon 

' As appears from a very curious Latin entry in Sir James's fa- 
juily bible. 

3 Vincent's Vifitation of Cambridge and family papers. 

PAKENHAM, Countess of LONGFORD. -zt 

Oaober 1677 r, and thereby devifed his cftate and leafes 
to his Ions Francis and Gerald, and to his own brother Cap- 
tain Thomas CufF m tail male, remainder to his own right 
heirs at law ; to his wire, allhisperfona! -ftate 'except leafes 
of lands) and a full third of his real eft ate for life, or 250I. a 
ye^r, at hef election, to his faid younger ion and each of 
his daughters 800!. and to his nephew John CufF 20I. a 
year, to continue until he received fome ecclefiaftieal pre- 
ferment, or be put into Tome other way of livelihood, to 
the poor 2oi. to be diftributed as his executors, viz. his wife 
and fon, Ihould think ht ; he died in 1678 havin<r had iffue 


cum faaiilia antlqua et hanorata Comitis de Kildare in di6lo Rep-no 
noiiro Hibernife per nu^tias CiC conjuiidus: ConilJerantes etiam qyi- 
bus Ituiiis quantp labore, .et qua iide idtru Francifcusquam pUirima 
negotia iioltra et Reipublicse-munera obiei'it, tarn in 'fecretis confi- 
liis uoih-;3 didi Regni noitri quanvin Magiftri Rotulorum nof- 
troruiu ibidem, et aliter m executione JuiHtia^ infra idem regnum - 
recnQii quale hide in plantatione provir-tiarum Ultouias Leytrim et 
Lougfoi-d, iic magnas partis Provincias i,agen.i-re in eodem regno fe 
prwebuerit ; in quibus omnibus funlmas laudjcs merito adeptus fit. 
Quie quidem merita fua, una cum Integritate, Conitantia, pruden- 
tla, circumfpeftione et fidehtate fuis e: diuturnis fervitiiv, quas nobis 
adhuc impendere non defiitit, in excellb loco in animo nortro po^ita, 
cum ampio honore infigniri dignum cenluimus. Sciatis igiter, he. * 
Lord Aungier decealed 8 CJClober 1632, aet. 70 j having married 
three wives, tirlt Douglas younger iiiler to Gerald the 14th Earl of 
Kildare ; fecondly Anne, daughter of Sir George Berne, Knt. and 
had a lun George and a daughter Frances ^ ; thirdly Margaret, 
daughter of Sir Thomas Cave of Stamford, Knt. and by her (who 
remarried with Sir Thomas Wenman of Dublin, Knt.) ; he liad no 
iliue ; his children by the faid Douglas were Gerald "^ who iucceed- 
ed ; Ambrofe(vvho entered into idoly Orders, married Grifeld, 
younger daughter of Doitor Lancelot Bulkeley ^ Archbifhop of Dub- 
lin, and by her who died 30 October 1663 <^. had iilue, two daugh- 
ters and three fons, viz. Dpiiglas married in 1669 to Edmond 
Ludlow, Efq, and Ihe died his widow 9 September 1713 -, 
Alice married to Sir James C'lff, as in text ; Francis, of whom here- 
after; Gerald, Governor of Fort St. George in the Fall Indies, who 
cied without iilue, and Ambrofe) ; Thomas died young i May 1686; 
daughter Elizabeth (married firil to Simon Caryll of Tangley, Efq. 
fecondly to Richard Barne, Efq. 7^ and thirdly to John Matfliali, 
lifq. 8 {he was buried at Ognerfh in F>ngland 25 Ociober 1650) ; 
and Lettice (firft to Edmond Cherry, Efq,; fecondly to Sir William 
'Panvers, and thirdly to Sir Henry Holcroft, Knt.); Gerald, the el- 

^ Proved in the court of Prerogative i4Auguft 1678. 
- Rot. 19. Jac. L I. p. f. 15. * Lodge Edit. 1754, title Bulkeley. 
^ Inq. poft mortem, whereby the faid Gerald was found to be 
the eldeft fon, and at his father's death of the age 35 years, 
5 See title Bulkeley. * Lodge ColledV, 

' College of Arms. * Idem. 

378 PAKENHAM, Couktess of LONGFORD. 

hy his faid wife (who died in June l^oz) feven fons and 
Ijx daughters, viz. 


def> fon of Sir Francis married Jane, feccnd da,ught,r to Sir Ed- 
vard Onllow of Well Glandon in Surry, ancertor to Lord Onflow, 
"by whona he had no ifiue, and dying in 1655 ^ was fucceeded by 
his nephew Francis, eldeii fon of his younger brother j^mbrofe, 
-vs'hich Francis, the third Lord, was made Captain of a Troop of 
Horfe^ Marvh 1660, ap[)ointed Cuftos Rot. of the county of Long- 
ford II IVIay 1661, and 3 December 1668 obtained a patent for the 
incorporation of the town of Longford ; he was created Vifcouiit 
Longford in the Kingdom of Ireland, remainder to the heirs males 
of the bodies of his brothers, Gerald and Ambrofe, in fuccefTion 5 
?>y letters dated at Wefcminfter 8 November 1675, with the follow- 
ing Preamble to the patent of creation. Sciatis quod nos contem- 
plantes, egregia obfequia per prr?dile6tium et fidelem confiliarum 
nolbum Francifcurn Baronem Aungier de Longford in regno noftr 
Hibernin? erga nos in Reftitutionem noftram ad regalis muneris nof- 
tri exercitium, et Regnoruni noftrorum polfeffionem impenfa, alia- 
que merita ejufdem Francifci, de gratia noftra fpeciali, kc. 2, The 
laid Vifcount, purfnant to P. Signet at Whitehall 6 December 1677, 
^ was created Earl of Longford, with the like entails of the honotir, 
by patent dated 18 December 1677-, to which was the following 
PrcaiTible. Cum eximia merita et vii tutes prrnediledli et fidelis con- 
fangulnei et confiliarii noftri Franc'^fci, domini vicecomitis Long- 
ford, in regno noftro Hiberniie, no^is abunde innotuerint ; Comme- 
inorantes etiam quamplurima egregia et perquam acceptabilia fer- 
vitia not?is per eum prjeftita, hinc eft quod nos prsfatum Francif- 
curn, dominum Vice comitem Longford in altiorem honoris clalfefn 
attollendum, et in ftatum, gradum, et dignitatem comitis harredi- 
tarii hujus regni prpmovendum cenfuimus. Sciatis igitur, 8zc. 4. 
2$ November 1682 he wasappointed a commifTioner of the Revenue, 
In 1697 was intrufted with the cuftody of the great feal, was alfo a 
Member of the Privy Council, Governor of Carrickfergus, Mailer of 
the Ordnance, and had been created L. L, D. at the Univerfity of 
Oxford by James Duke of Ormond, Chancellor ' he married Lady 
Anne Chichefter, younger daughter and coheir to Arthur the firlt 
Earl of Donegal, and widow of John, Earl of Govvran ; by her who 
deceafed 14 November 1697 6 he had no iffue, and dying 22 De- 
cember 1700, was interred in St. Patrick*s Cathedral Dublin, 
he was fucceeded by his only furviving brother , Ambrofe, the fe- 
cond Earl, who was alfo a' Gommilfioner in his Pvlajeily's Reve- 
nue, and deceafing 23 January 1704, was Interred by his 
brother ; hence the titles became 'extinOil, but the eltates devolved, 
firll (purfuant to his will) upon his lifter Ludlow, during life, and 
in reverfion tohis nephews Francis Cuife and'James Macartney Kfqrs. 
(by an equal dividend) and to their heirs for ever ?. ' 

1 M. S. Collea. 

2 Rot. pat. Cane, deanno Car. II. 2S". i\ p. f. Rot. io 

3 Idem. 290. Car. H. 3*. p. d; R. 30. 

4 Idem. 30^, Car. H. 2\ p. f. R. i. s MS. Collet-. 

<^ Ste her will in title Donegal. ? V. Bulkejey ut antea. 

PAKENHAM, Countess of LONGFORD. --^q 

-Francis, his heir. 


James, born 3 March 1661, "J /2) 

Thomas, born 31 July 1662, f n , 1 i 'i\ 

Ambrofe, born 16 May 1667, Y"^ ^'^^ )'^^"g- VX 

Charles, born 11 June 1668 S J (c\ 

Gerajd, born born 24 July 1669 "^^ a colleQor of his ((^^ 
Majefty's revenue, and married to Dorothy? rill:er ^ to L. 
General Owen Wynne of Hazlewood in the county of 
.Sllgo, by this Lady he had iiTue two Tons and three daugh- 
ters, viz. James^ his heir ; Thomas, Alice, married to 
John Cuff, Efq. I Douglas, to the Rev. James Miller; 
<ind Catharine to George Jones, Elq. 4..^ James, the eldell 
fon, of Elm-Hall, in the county of Mayo, was ele(5ted to 
parliament for that county^ and 30 April 1731 married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Arthur Gore, Bart, and fifterto 
A.rthur, late Earl of Arran, and had iffue two Tons, the Rt. 
JIo^- James Cuff, Knight of the ihire for Mayo, one of 
the governors of that county and a member of his Majef- 
ty's Privy Council in Ireland ; 28 April \']']0, he married 
jthe only daughter of Richard Levinge, the younger, of. 
Calverilown in the count/ of Kildare, Efq. and hath iffue '' ; 
and Michael, a Major in the army ^. 
Lancelot, born 14 March, died young '. (7) 

Daughter Jane, (or Janet) born 14 Augu{l:i658 *, mar- (i) 
ried 4 September 1677 to Sir Henry Bingham, Bart, and 
had no iffue ^, 

Grifeld, born 2 O8ober 1659 10, married to Ralph Rule, (2) 
D. D. Redor of Delgany in the county of Wicklow, and 
had no iffue u, 

Alice, born 31 July 1663 12; flie became the fecond wife /-.% 
of James Mac-^rtney, Efq. one of the jufticesof his Ma- 
jcfty's court of King's Bench, and died 7 Odober 1725, 
leaving iffue. 

Mary, born 25 September 1665, died unmarried 13. (4) 

Douglas, born 14 January 1670, married to Mr. ^5) 
Lambe, a Weff-India merchant M; and 

Lettice, born 12 December 1674, married firft J7 De- (6) 
cember 1695, to Captain Francis Folliott of Ballyihannon, 
by whom (he had iffue, and fecondly to Mr. Robert Crowe 
of the Royal Hofpital, Dublin, and had a fon Grafton 

Crowe in the revenue 15. 


Entry in Sir James's bible, ut antea. * Lodge and Pedlg. of Cuff. 
3 Lodge. 4 Idem. 5 Idem. <* Pedig. ' Lod. Fed. Entry. 

Idem. ColleCl. * Pedig. Entry. ' Bible. ' ' Lodge and Peg 
'2 Bible, and fee L. Macartney. ? Bible, Lodg? .ind Fed. 
i4 Idem, 15 Idem. 












Francis, the eldefl Ton, was born I2 September 1656 
married Honora, daughter of Doctor Michael Boyle, Arch- 
bifhop of Armagh and chancellor of Ireland, and widow 
of Thomas Cromwell the firil: Earl of Ardglafs. In 1692, 
he was chofen to parliament for the county of Mayo y 
made his will 2 March fame year*, and deceafcd 26 Sep- 
tember i694,having had iffue by his faid Lady (who remar- 
ried with Captain Thomas Burdett, after created a Baro- 
net, and died in 1697) four fons and a daughter, vizt' ' 

Francis, his heir. 

James, baptized 25 April 1688 2. 

Boyle, baptized i Auguft 1692 3. J- died 

Michael, of whom hereafter. 

Daughter Mary, baptized 6 March 1686 '^, marrlecj 
to Whitfield Doyne, Efq. Philizer of the court of common- 
pleas, and died his widow without iffue 8 July 
1750 5. ^ 

Francis, the eldefl: fon, fucceedcd his father, and in 
17 13 he became poffeffed of a moiety of the eft.ites of 
Ambrofe Aungier, the laft Earl of Longford ; In 17 15 he 
was elected to parliament for the county of Mayo, and de- 
ceafing 12 November 17 17 unmarried, was fucceeded by 
his only furviving brother 

Michael Cuff, baptized 17 April 1694*. In 1721 he 
was chofen to parliament for the county of Mayo ; and in 


* Whereby he devifed all his eftate and leafes to his fon Francis 
and his heirs male, and fo to continue and pafs together until the re- 
fpedlive determinations of the leafes to thefeveral further limitations 
and remainders appointed by his father's will, to be fubjedl to the 
payment neverthelefs, of any of the incumbrances left by the faid 
will, and to the further charges in this his will,, bequeaths to his wife 
Honor, Countefs Dowager of Ardglafs, all other his perfonal eftates 
and 250I. a year for life, as well towards her own better fupport as 
for the maintenance and education of his children, till they come to 
the age of i years refpe6llvely, as for the difcharge of 50I. a piece 
left to his fon and daughter Francis and Marv, by Mr. William 
Crelling, and for the dilcharge of his debts, and 5I. to the poor of 
St. Peter's parifh, as his wife fhould think fit to di {tribute the fame. 
Bequeaths to his daughter Mary 1600I. iter, and tofuch other daugh- 
ters and younger fons, as he iliould have at the time of his death 
800I. a piece, appoints his wife executrix, &:c. (Proved 14 Augulr 
1670, in the Court of Prerogative.) r' :v. . -: . ' 

* Latin Entry, ut antea. 
^ St. Peter's Regiftry. 
i St. Michael's Regirtry. 


* idem. 

4 Ide:n. 


PAKENHAM, Countess of LONGFORD. ",8r 

1727 for the borough of Longford; i Auguft 1718% 
he married Frances, daughter of Henry Sandford of Caf- 
tle-Reagh, county of Rofcomon, Efq. by his wife Eliza- 
beth, fifter to Robert, the laft Karl of Kildare ; and dc- 
ceafmg 24 July 1744 *^ Jeft ilTue by his faid Lady, who 
remarried 5 December 1747, with Jofeph Prefton, Efq. 
major to General Biigh's regiment of horfe, ^nd died 16 
May 1756, an only daughter and heir 

Elizabeth, baptized 26 July 17193, married 5 A farch Elizabeth, 
1739-40 to Thomas Pakenham of Pakenhani-Hall in the Countefs 
county of Weftmeath, created Lord Longford, by whom ^ 
fhe had iffue four fons and four daughters, viz. Longford. 

Edward-Michael. . x 

Robert, a Captain in the thirty-third regiment of foot, (2) 
"was chofen knight of the (hire for Longford in 1768, and 
died at Gibraltar in 1775 unmarried. 

William, who died young. /^> 

Thomas, born in 1757, in the royal navv, and Cap- (^\ 
tain of his Majefty's ihip the Crefcer.t in the late war ; 
was chofen to parliament in 1783 for the borough of Long- 
ford, appointed ll:ore-keeper of the Board of Ordnance in 
1788, and refides at Colure in the county of Weft- 
meath ; in 1785 he married Louifa, daughter of 
John Staples of Lifane in the county of Tyrone, Efq, and 
hath ilTue two fons, Edward-Michael, horn 23 Augufi: 
1786 ; and Thomas, born in September 1787. /.\ 

Daughter Elizabeth. /2'\ 

Frances, married in June 1 766 ^ to John-Ormfby Van- 
delder of (Maddenftovvn in the county of Kildare, Efq. 
and died in 1772, leaving iflue two fons. (3) 

Helena, married in June 1768 to William Sherlock of 
Sherlockllown in the county of Kildare, Efq. ranger of 
the Curragh of Kildare, and died in 1774, leaving iifue 
by him, who died in April 1788, William, his heir, 
three other fons, and one daughter ; and (4) 

Mary, married in March 1770 to Thomas Fortefcue of 
Dromifken in the county of Louth, Efq. and died in 1775, 
having had iflue Chicheiler who died young, and two 

Edward-Michael., the fecond and prefent Lord, v/as Edward- 
born I April 1743, made a Lieutenant in the navy 12 Au- ^^ic^^-el, 
^ull: 1 761, a Mailer and Commander 29 May 1765, a j^^^.^ 
Poft Captain 31 May 1766, and commanded his Majef- 
tv's fhip the Alexander in the late war ; in 1765 he was 
cleiSted knight of the fhiie for Longford, and appointed in 

* St. Peter's Regiftry. * Pedigree. 

s Idem, 4 jUodge and Pedig 


1777 a member oFthe privy council in Ireland ; in April 
^766 he fuccecded to the title, and 7 May following he fafc 
hril m the Hoiile of Peers ly and \^ June 176S, married 
Catharine, daughter of the Right Hon. Hercules Langford 
Rowley ot" Summer-hill in the cotanty of Mcath, by 
'^vhoai he has had five Ions and five daughters, viz. 
(i) Thomas, bnrn 14 May 1774- 

(2) Edward-Michael, born 19 March 17 78. 

(3) Hercules-Kobert, born 29 September 1 781. 

(4) William, born 20 September 1782. 

(5) Henry, born 23 AuguA ] 787. 

Daughters Elizabeth, Mary, Catharine, Helen, and 

By privy lignet at St. James's 3 May 1785 % the King 
was pleafed to raife the aforelaid Elizabeth, iDowager Ba- 
ronefs of Longford, not only in confideration of her La- 
dyfhip being grand niece and heirefs to the laft Earl of 
l.X)ngford, but alfo in confideration of the profeffional fer- 
vices of her two fons, Edward-Michael, Lord Longford, 
and the honourable Thomas Pakenham, (both in the royal 
navy) to the dignitv of Countefs of the county of Long- 
ford, MMth remainder to the heirs male of her body, and 
the patent, bearing date at Dublin 20 June ^ fame yeary 
paiTed accordingly. 

Title.] Elizabeth Pakenham, Coutitefs of the county 
of Longford. 

Creation.] So created 20 June 1785, 25 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Quarterly, iff counter quartered, topaz and 
ruby, the firfl: charged "with an eagle difplayed of the fe- 
cond, for Pakenham ; 2d pearl, on a bend indented, dia- 
mond, between two cottices, faphire, each charged with 
three bezantes, as many fieurs de lis, topaz for Cuff ; 3d 
ermine, a griflfm rampant, faphire, for Aungier ; 4th 
bendy embattled, pearl and ruby, for Boyle. 

Supporters.] The dexter a lion, charged on the 
^ ftio,ulder with an efcarbuncle ; the linifter a griffin, fegre- 


Motto.] Gloria, Virtutis Umbra. 

Skats.] Pakenham-Piall in the county of Weflmeath, 
54 miles, and Longford-caille in the county of Longford, 
58 mile? from Dublin. 

^ Lords lour. IV. 382. 

2 Ror. pal. ae A))i-o 25 Geo. TTI, a. p. f, R. j*^. 3 Idem. 


( 383 ) 



.MONG the Norman adventurers who attended the ^r 
Conqueror in his expedition to England, came Marma- 
duke D'OfTone, from whom the Dawfon familv of England 
claim a lineal defcent. Of tiie poflerity of this Marma- 
duke we find nothing paiticular mentioned in hiftory ; 
their names only in a regular fucceffion, and their inter- 
marriages with many of the principal families of England, 
are tranfmitted down to us. 

We fiiall begin our account with Richard Dawfon ofRicb;ird; 
Spaldington in the county of York, Efq. the twentieth in 
defcent from the noble Norman mentioned above. He 
married Anne, daughter of Sir Henry Lowther of the 
county of Weilmoreland, Knt- and had iffue, befides two 
daughters, four fons, from whom arc defcended the differ- 
ent branches of the Dawfon famiHes in England and Ire- 
land. From his eldeft fon defcended the Yorklhire fami- 
ly who appear feated at Spaldington aforefaid in the year 
1563 in the perion of Alexander Dawfon, Efq. He was fa- Alexandej 
ther of Edward, whofe younger fon Richard, was the fa- Edward. 
ther of 

William Dawfon, Efq. the firft of this family who fet- WilliaTs* 
tied in Ireland. He was colle6tor of the revenue for the 
counties of Down and Antrim and the port of Carrickfer- 
gusinthe reign of K. Charles JI. He married Elizabeth, * 
daughter of Alexander Jardine, Efq. of the ancient fami- 
ly of Applegirth in Scotland, (by the daughter of Andrew 
Johnfton of Lockerby in Annandale, Efq. brother to Sir 
James Johnfton, created by K. Charles I. Lord Johnftoii 
and Earl of Hartneld, and who was grandfather of William 
tlie firfl Marquefs of Annandale) by her he I>ad ilTue 



Ephralm. Ephraim, who purchafcd Portarlington and other ef- 
tates ill the Queen's County, and fixed his family refi- 
dence there. Upon the acceffion oF K. George I. he was 
chofen rcprefentative of that county in parhanient ; he 
was rechofen upon the acGcffion of K. George II. and con- 
tinued in that llation to Ins death, which happened 27 
Augutl 1746. *He married Anne, daughter and heirefs to 
Samuel Prefton, Efq. fccond fon to John Prefton of Ard- 
fallagij in the county of Meath, Efq. (defcended from the 
noble family of P/efton, Lords of Gormanfton) whofe 
eldeft fon Phincas *, married Mary, eldell: daughter of Sir 
William Stewart, firif V ifcount Mountjoy, by whom he left 
iifue an only daughter Mary, who married Peter Ludlow, 
Efq. father of Peter created Earl Ludlow, who inherits 
thereby the principal cftate of the Prefton family in the 
county of Meath. Mr. Dawfon had ilTue by the aforefaid 
Mary, two fons 

Samuel, who died unmarried, and William-Henry who 

fucceeded his father. 

William- V/illiam-Henry, the firft Baron and Vifcount, at the 

Henry, time of his father's death, was reprefentative for the bo- 

' rough of Portarlington. He was fhortiy after appointed 

Viicount. ^ governor of the Queen's County, and on the acceflion. 

of his prefent Majefty K. George III. was chofen member 

in parliament for the faid county. 

By privy feal dated at St. James's 30 April 1770 ', and 
l>y patent at Dublin 29 May 2 famie year, he was advanced 
to the Peerage of Ireland, and took his feat 30 May 
1771, in the Upper Houfe of parliament ^, by the title of 
Lord Dawfon, Baron Dawfon of Dawfon-Court in the 
Queen's County ; and his Majefly was pleafed further to 
advance him by privy feal dated at St. James's 28 June ^, 
and by patent at Dublin 24 July 1776 ^, to the dignity of 
\ ifcount Carlow in the count v of Carlow. 

He married 8 September 1737, Mary, eldeil daughter 
of Jofeph Damer of Came in Dorfctiliire, Efq. and lifter 
to Jofeph, created Lord Milton both m England and Ire- 
land, and by her who died 2 June 1769, and was buried 
in St. Cjeorge's chapel, Dublin, had iftue five fons and 
three daughters, viz. 
(i) John, who i'uccecded his father. 

(2) Jofeph, born 6 October 1751 *. 

* Or rather his grandfn John, according to the Gormanfton Pedig,. 

Rot. pat. dc A. 10 Geo. 111. a* p. f. 2 idem. R . 47 

^^ Lord's Jour. IV. 562. ^ Rot. de A^. 16 Geo. lii. 4.*. p, 
i Idem. 6 Ulikr. 


William, bdrri 1 1 November 1753 ', Redor of Coolba- (3) 
Kagher in the diocefs of Kildare. 

Samuel, born 21 February 1755^ and died in April 
177 1 *. (4) 

Kphraim, born 5 April 1757, and died 27 June 1775^. , >, 

Eldell daughter Mary, born 12 Auguft 1738-^, (marri- Yo 
fcd to Mervyn Archdall of Caille-Archdall in the county of 
Fermanagh, Efq. reprefentative in parliament for the faid 
County; Martha *, born 25 September 1745, and 
died 24 Jljne 1766 ; and Anne, born 11 May 1748, mar- 
ried to Frederick Metzner, Efq. a Major in his Majefly's 

His Lordfhip dying in the 67 year of his asc, 22 Auguft 
1779, was interred at New-Church in the parifh of G30I- 
banagher iii the Queen's County j and was iuccceded by 
his eldefl: fori 

John> the firft and prefent Eclrl, horn 23 Auguft 1744 ; ^ ^^ 
he ferved in parliament for the borough cf Portarlingtcn, i' ' 
and afterwards in two fucceflive parliaments for the EarL 
Queen's County, of which county he v/as ^ippoinied a 
Governor on his father's death ; took his feat in parlia- 
ment asVifcount Carlow 12 Auguft 1779 "^ ; and by privy 
feal dated at St. James's 4 May 1785, and by patent at 
Dublin 21 June* following, his Majefty was pleafed to 
create him Earl of Portarlington in the Queen's County, 
by which title he took his feat in^the Houfeof Peers 19 July 

1785 ^ 

He married i January 1778, Lody Carohne Stuart, fifth 
daughter of John, Earl of Bute, a Knight of the mofl no- 
ble order of the garter^ by whom he has iflue twofons and 
three daOghters, viz. 

Johjt, Vifcount Carlow, born 26 February 1 781 5 
William-Henry, born I9 July 1786; George-Lionel, born 
28 06tober 1788 ; Lady Caroline-Elizabeth, born 21 
March 1782 ; Lady Louifa-Mary, born 7 September 1783 5 
and Lady Harriet, born 9 Odober 1784 "=*. 

Titles.] John Dawfon, Earl of Portarlington, Vif- 
Count Carlow, and Baron Dawfon. 

Creations.] B. Dawfon of Dawfon-Court (now Emo 
Park) in the Queen's County, 30 April 1770; V. Carlow, 
28 June 1776 i and E. of Portarlington, 21 June 1785, 25 
Geo. HI. 

Vol. III. C c Arms.] 

^ Ulfter. 2 Idfm. 3 Idem. ^ Idem. s Idem <5 Idem. 
7 Lords Jour. V. 126. ^ Rot. A. 25 Geo. III. 4. p. d. 

f Jour. Y. "j^o, * Information of the Earl of Portarlingtor.. 


Arms.] Saphire, a chevron ermine, between three ar- 
rows, topaz, barbed and feathered pearl. A chief of the 
!aft, charged with/three mullets, diamond. On a canton, 
ruby, a mullet, topaz. 

Crest.] A cat's head ful! faced and efafed near the 
fhoulders, pearl, fpotted diamond,(i. e.tabby) holding in the 
mouth a rat diamond. 

Supporters.] Two tigers proper. 

Motto.] Vitjevia Virtus. 

Seat.] mo-Park near Portarlington in the Queen's 
County, 34 miles from Dublin^ 



6z JL HE anceftors of this noble Lord have been re/idcnt Iri 
the kingdom ofScotland fmce the time of MalcolmCanmore,, 
^hoieTeirrt commenced in 1058, at which time Machus or 
Macus war, poiTelled of the barony and parifh of Macuf- 
ivell in the county of Roxburgh, and from thence his dc- 
fcendants affumed their furname. 
>Jac!ms. This Machus was witnefs to the foundation charter of 
the Monaftery of Selkirk, by David, Earl of Northumber- 
land, who afterv/ards afcended the throne of Scotland. Hcf 
?it iiTue two fons, viz. Hugh^ his heir; and Edmund, 


MAXWELL, Earl of FARNHAM. 387 

who was a -witnefs to a perambulation and divliion of the 
lands of Molla. 

Hugh de Macufwell, the elder fon, was a witnefs to the Hugh, 
donation made by K. David L to the monaftery of New- 
bottle ; he was fucceeded in this eftate by his fon or his 

Herbert de Macufwell, who flourifhed in the reigns of Herbert, 
Malcolm IV. and William, Avho fucceeded to the crown of 
Scotland in 1 1 65 ; he appears to have been a favourite of that 
King, was a witnefs to many of his charters, and is faid to 
have been the progenitor of all the branches of Maxwell in 
Scotland and Ireland ; he ferved the office of Sheriff for 
the county of Roxburgh, and died about the year I200j 
leaving iffue Sir John, his heir ; andRobertj who in a do- 
nation of the monaftery of Kelfo, (by Bernard deHoudon) 
is ftyled foil of Herbert^ the Vicomesy and brother of Sir 

Sir John Macufwell, a man of good parts> was concern- Sir John. 
ed in all the public tranfafitions of his time, and high in 
the efleem of K. Alexander II. He fucceeded his father 
as flicriff of Roxburgh, in which office we find him in 
1203 and 1207 ; in 1220 he folicited the marriage between 
K. Alexander of Scotla