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ron gu.
between three leopards' facts ppr. for Lee.

Crest — 1st, A lion passant guard, ppr. for Nosman ; 2nd, A
demi-lion rampant grasping a sceptre all ppr.

£eat— CorboUis, Ardee, co. Louth.

Leech, Rev. William Ansdell, of Cloonconra,
CO. Mayo, B.A. Emmanuel Coll., Camb., Barrister-
at-Law, b. 30 Sept. 1842.

liineage.— George Leech, Esq., traditionally the descen-
dant of an ancient family of that name in the co. of Chester,
settled in Ireland circa 1667, at Eosserk, co. Mayo. He m.
Elizabeth, eldest dau. of Samuel Nicholson, Esq. of Castle
Connor, co. Sligo, and left an only son,

John Leech, Esq. of Frankfort, co. Sligo, 6. 1694; m. Mary,
eldest dau. of Robert Orme, Esq. of Carne, co. Mayo, and by
her (who d. 10 Dec. 1796, aged 80) had issue, besides several
daus., of whom Mary, the eldest, m. 1759, James Wood, Esq.,
I. John, his heir; ii. Robert; in. James, b. 1746, rf. at Stoke
Newington, 21 Feb. 1826, aged 80. Mrs. Leech d. 2 June,
1770, aged 76, and was s. by his eldest son,

John Leech, Esq. of Rathroan, co. Mayo, J.P., and Deputy
Governor of the co. of Sligo, and of Dublin, b. 1742 ; vi. 1760,
Elizabeth, eldest dau. and co-heir of Samuel Ansdell, Esq.,
and by her (who was 6. 9 June, 1742, and d. 4 F'eb. 1834, in
her 92nd year) had issue to survive, two daus,, Marianne, b.
1775, ))i. 1808, Richard Perceval Moulson, Esq.; Lydia, d. unm. :
and one son, William Ansdell, his heir. Mr. Leech d. 8 Aug.
1822, aged 80, and was s. by his son,

William Ansdell Leech, Esq. of Rathroan, co. Slayo, a
Collector of H.M. Customs in Ireland, b. 11 July, 1777 ; m. 15
May, 1806, Mary, 2nd dau. of Charles Atkinson, Esq. of
Eehius, co. Mayo, and d. 19 Oct. 1837, leaving issue,

I. John (Rev.), his heir.

II. Charles, of Hermitage, co. Sligo, and Upper Merrion





street, Dublin, Barristerat-Law, M.A., T.C.D., Q.C., b. IG
Dec. IblO; m. 19 Aug. IS-JO, Anna Maria, 2nd dau. of Hunt
Walsh Chanibrc, Esq. of Hawthorn Hill, to. Armagh, and
(/. 29 Nov. 1890, leaving issue, 1 William Ansdell, ('. 11
June, 1841 ; 2 Hunt Walsh, LL.D., B.L., b. 4 Dec. 1842, m.
25 Jan. 18s4, Klizabeth Catherine, dau. of the late Rev.
John Leeeh, of Cloonconra; 3 Charles, 6. 28 June, 1844; 4
Thomas Arehibald, 6. April, 1853; 5 John, b. 22 May,
1857; 1 Kcbecca Olivia; 2 Anna Maria; and 3 Emily
III. William Ansdell, 6. 23 Pec. 1812 : m. 7 Nov. 1854, Eleanor,
2nd dau. of George Gibson, Esq of Lower Pembroke Street,
Dublin, by Elizabeth, eldest dan. of John Gibson, Esq., and
by her has, 1 William Ansdell, 6. 21 Aug. 1857 ; 2 George
Gibson, b. 7 Nov. 1859; 3 Arthur Henry William, 6. 12 July,
3862 ; 1 Elizabeth Marian Susanna ; 2 Florence Catherine
Sinclair; 3 Madaline Eleanor ; 4 Mabel Wilhelmina; and 5
Ada Fredcrika Oraie.

rv. Edward, 6. 9 Oct. 1814, A.B., T.C.D.; m. S Oct. 1855,
Wilhelmina Frcdeiika dau. of Kichard Ilammersley, Esq.
of Corrolantry, Kmg's Co., J. P.

V. Arthur Henry (Very Kev.), of Ballvcloughduff, co. West-
meath, M.A., T.O.D., Dean of Cashel, i. 23 March, 1817 ;
m. 18 Dec. 1845, Ellen, 2nd dau. of Thoniiis Maunsell
Wilson, Esq. of Cahirconlish House, co. Limerick, by
Isabella his wife, younger dau. of Charles Stanley, 1st
Viscount Monck, and sister to the Earl of Rathdowne, and
by her (who d. 1 Sept. 1881), had issue, 1 William Thomas
Atkinson, 6. 2 April, 1860; d. 27 April, 1860; 1 Isabella
Honck; 2 Mary Wilhelmina Monck ; 3 Eleanor Elizabeth,
d. Oct. 1893; 4 Henrietta Maria, m. 1880, Eev. Walter
Brocas Lindesay LL.D. ; 5 Edith.

VI. James Ansdell, b. 27 Nov. 1818; d. in Spain, 6 May,

I. Mary, d. unm. 20 April, 1880.

II. Elizabeth, m. Aug. 1846, William Crawford Poole, Esq.,
M.D. of Ardmore, co. Waterford.

III. Catherine Anne.

IV. Marianne Charlotte, m. 11 Dec. 1844, the late Henry
Connor White, Esq. of Golden Hills, co. Tipperary, Registrar
of the Royal Dublin Society, and d. 31 May, 1877.

V. Maria Isabella, m. 1st, 27 Feb. 1845, William Thomas
Lloyd, Esq. of Upper Mount Street Crescent, Dublin, A.M.,
T.C.D., Barristcr-at-Law (who d. 13 Dec. 1867) ; and 2ndly,
9 Oct. i860, Richard Augustine Fitz Gerald Studdert, Esq ,
E.M.A., and d. 31 Dec. 1892.

Rev. John Leech, M.A., of Cloonconra, co. Mayo, b. 30
Aug. 1808 ; m. 9 May, 1839, Mary, 2nd dau. of William Darley,
Esq. of St. John's, co. Dublin, and had issue,

I. William Ansdell, now of Cloonconra.

II. Henry Brougham, M.A., LL.D., late Fellow of Gonville
and Caius College, Cambridge, and of the Queen's Inns,
Barrister-at-Law, Regius Profess-or of Laws, Trin. Coll.
Dublin, Registrar of Deeds and Registrar of Titles in
Ireland, b. 15 Nov. 1843; m. 1 June, 1875, Annie Louisa,
dau. of William Garbois, Esq., and has issue,

1 Arthur Graves, h. 17 Sept. 1877.

2 Henry Brougliam, b. 14 July, 1879.

3 William John, b. 10 April, 1881.

4 Cecil John Farran, b. 25 April, 1882.

5 Frederick George, 6. 1 July, 1884.
1 Kathleen Mary Angel.

III. Joseph Farran, 6. 25 July, 1845; n. 1st, 19 Aug. 1879,
Beatrice Jane, dau. of James Seecombe, Esq. of Trenodden,
CO. Cornwall. She d. 23 Feb. 1887, and he m. 2ndly, Alice
Elizabeth, youngest dau. of the Rev. Joseph Walker, M.A.,
Rector of Great Billing.

IV. Frederick John, b. 30 Jan. 1847 ; m. 22 Aug. 1877, Lily,
dau. of the Rev. Canon Wolseley. Rector of Kilrush.

V. Graves Atkinson, b. 13 Nov. 1850, B. A., Trin. Coll. Dub-
lin; m. Annie, dau. of David Smyth, Esq., and by her, wlio
d. April, 1892, had issue, Rachael and Margaret Grace.

I. Anna Darley, m. 5 March, 1867, Henry J. Bourchier, E?q.,
eldest son of John Bourchier, Esq. of Baggolstown, co.
Limerick, J. P.

II. Mary Waller Barbara Farran, ni. 3 Oct. 1873, William
Fleming Mease Smyth, Esq. of Galloway House, co.

III. Elizabeth Catherine, to. 28 Jan. 1884, Hunt Walsh
Chambre Leech, Esq., LL.D., Barrister-at-Law.

IV. Richarda King.

The Rev. John Leech d. 1 Aug. 1889, and was s. by his son.

Arms — Erm., a trefoil vert, on a chief indented gu. three
ducal coronets or. Cred — Out of a ducal coronet or, charged
with a trefoil vert, an arm erect ppr., grasping a snake en-
vironed about the arm also vert. Mollo — Virtute et valore.

I. Ralph Henry, b. 6 Dec. 1883.

II. Charles, 6. 26 March, 1887.

liineag'e. — This family has for several centuries been of
importance in the county of Salop. For an account of it see
Blakeway's Sheriffs of Shropshire. The immediate ancestor
of the present line,

Ralph Leeke, of Ludlow, was living 1334. His seal is
represented in a pedii^ree of the family, which is attested by
Sir William Scgar, as bearing his shield of arms, the same as
now used with the legend, "Sigill, Radi Leeke Armigeri."
From him descended

Ralph Leeke, Esq. 2nd son of Thomas Leeke, Esq. of the
Vineyard, near Wellington, 6th in descent from Ralph Leeke,
and whose eldest son, Thomas, was one of the Barons of the
Exchequer in 1642, acquired a large fortune in the Civil Service
of the E.I. Company. Returning to England 1786, he pur-
chased, the following year, from the Earl of Shrewsbury, the
manors and estates of Longford and Church Aston, Salop, and
was High Sheriff of that co. 1796. He m. 13 Dec. 1787, Honoria
Frances, only dau. of Walter Hervey Thursby, Esq., and by
her (who d. 1843) had issue, Thomas, his heir; Ralph Harvey,
Rector of Longford, b. 4 Oct. 1794 ; Augusta, d. xmm. : Caro-
line, m. 7 Sept. 1824, William, 4th Earl of Abergavenny;
Emily Frances Anne, in. 29 Oct. 1835, the Eev. Sir Henry
Thompson, Bart. He d. 30 Sept. 1829, and wass. by his eldest

Thomas Leeke, Esq. of Longford Hall, Barrister-at-Law,
J. P., 6. 21 Nov. 1788, m. 1st, 13 Nov. 1812, Louisa, youngest
dau. of Brigadier-Gen. Robert Shawe, and by her (who d. 15
April, 1816) had issue,

Ralph Mebkick, his heir.
Egeiton, 6. 23 March, 1816 ; d. 1876.

Charlotte, m. Rev. Wyndham Madden, M.A. Cantab., Rector
of Bergti Apton, near Norwich.

Mr. Leeke m. 2ndly, 21 Jan. 1822, Anna, only dau. of Hon,
Matthew Plunkett, brother to the lOth Lord Louth, and d.
1836. His eldest son,

Ralph Mekbick Leeke, Esq. of Longford Hall, J. P. and
D.L., High Sheriff 1850, Capt. South Salop Yeomanry Cavalry,
b. 4 Sept. 1813 ; m. 26 Oct. 1847, Lady Hester Urania Fellowes,
2nd dau. of Newton, 4th Earl of Portsmouth, by Catherine his
wife, dau. of Hugh, 1st Earl F'ortescue, and by her (who d.
July, 1887) had issue,

I. Ralph, now of Longford Hall.

II. Thomas Newton (Rev.), M.A., Vicar of Inkberrow, Alces
ter, b. 17 Jan. 1854: vi. 21 April, 18S0, Annabella Mary,
dau. of Sir James Williams Drummnnd, Bart, of Hawthorn-
den, N.B., and Edwinsford, Carmarthen, and has issue, two
sons and one dau.

III. Henry, Lieut. R.N., b. 2 Oct. 1856; drowned July,

IV. William (Rev.), b. 29 June, 1862, Rector of Longford,

I. Hester Catherine.

II. Charlotte Urania, m. Rev. W. B. Corfield, Rector of
Llangattoc, Abergavenny.

III. Emily Dorothy.

IV. Eveline Frances.

V. Caroline Louisa, m. Rev. Henry Mather, Rector of Clid-
desden, Basingstoke, and has issue, two sons and a dau.

Mr. Leeke d. 26 Nov. 1882, and was s. by his eldest son, Col.
Ralph Lheke, now of Longford Hall.

Arms — Arg., on a chief gu. a fleur-de-lis or, over all a bend
engrailed az. Crest — A leg couped at the thigh arg., charged
with two fleurs-de-lis. Motto — Agendo gnaviter.

Seal — Longford Hall, near Newport, Salop.


Leeke, Ralph, Esq. of Longford Hall, co. Salop,
J.P., Major and Col. late Grenadier Guards, b.
25 Dec. 1849 ; m. 6 Dec. 1881, Hon. Mary Theresa
Manners, 2nd dau. of John Thomas, 2nd Lord
Manners, and has issue,


Lees, Edwaed Brown, Esq. of Thiirland Castle,
CO. Lancaster, J. P. cos. Lancaster, W.R. York, and
Westmorland, Lieut. -Col. 22nd Lancashire K.V.
1878-1885, b. 18 April, 1843; m. 1 May, 1877,
Dorothy, only dau. of John Livesej, Esq. of Black-
burn, and has issue,

I. Eric Brown, b. 14 April, 1878.

II. Ronald, b. 29 Oct. 1882.

I. Maud, 6. 26 Nov. 1880.

II. Ethel, b. 27 April, 1884.

III. Dorothy Neville, 6. 11 April, 1886.

Liueag'e. — John Lees purchased the property of Clarks-
field, CO. Lancaster, where his family had for some years been
settled as free tenants, in 1625 from Sir George Booth, Bart, of
Dunham Massey. He d. Aug. 1684 (will proved 7 April, 1685).
His son.





James Lees, of Clarksfield, d. v. p. 1673, leaving a son,

John Lees, of Clarksfield, «. his grandfather, and d. Sept.
1724 (will proved 12 July, 1725) and was s. by his son,

John Lees, of Clarksfield, b. 1695, m. Mary Cock, and d. 1750,
leaving a son,

John Lees, of Clarksfield, b. 1720, to. 1747, Mary, dau. of
William Kenworthy, of Quick, Saddleworth, and d. 1768, leaving
three sons,

I. John, of Clarksfield, and afterwards of Ashton-under-Lyne,
s. to Clarksfield on the death of his lather. He d. 1815, and
was s. by his son,

John Lees, of Fairfield and Salem, who sold the Lower
Clarksfield estate to his three cousins, John ; James , and
Joseph Lees, of Higher Clarksfield, in 1838.

II. James, of Higher Clarksfield, of whom hereafter.

in. Joseph, who built Clarksfield Mill, d. 1S26. He had
issue six sons and five daus., of whom one son David, and
one dau. Esther stiU survive (1893).

The 2nd son,

James Lees, of Higher Clarksfield, J.P. co. Lancaster, h. 10
March, 1719, vi. 31 May, 1810, Betty, dau. of Joseph Jones, of
Hope House and Oldham, and d. 12 June, 1828, leaving by her,
who d. 7 Jan. 1847, aged 67, three sons and one dau,

I. John, of Higher Clarksfield, his heir.

II. James, of Alkrington Hall, co. Lancaster, J.P . 5. 11
March, 1817, m. 1847, Ellen, dau. of Thomas Cardwell, of
Lylham, and d. 11 March, 1871, leaving issue,

1 James Arthur, b. 14 July, 13.52, r,i. 5 Sept. 1882, Lucy
Jane, dau. of Rev. Charles John Martyn, of Long Milford,
Suffolk, and has issue, Kobin Martyn and Grace

2 Harold, b. 4 Jan. 1854.

3 Alfred John, b. 9 Oct. 1855, and d. 16 Nov. 18S2.

4 Joseph Cardwell, 6. 4 Aug. 1857.

5 Percy, l. 4 Feb. 1860.

6 Eoderick Livingstone, &. 17 Sept. 1864.

7 Edgar, h. 11 May, 1866.

1 Mary Ellen, b 19 Jan. 1851.

III. Joseph, of Lower Clarksfield, J. P., W. R. Yorkshire, b.
22 May, 1819, 5)!. 23 March, 1843, Sarah Anne, only dau. of
James Milne, Esq. of Park House, Crompton, and d. 29
June, 1890, having had by her (who d. 19 Nov. 1884),

1 Joseph Crompton, b. 15 Jan. 1844, m. 23 Nov. 1892,
Margaret, dau. of — Greaves, Esq.

■2 James Heniy L«es-Milne, Esq. {see Lees-Milne of Cromp-
ton Hall).

3 John Edward, of Eeinslee, Oldham, solicitor, b. 8 April,
18.50, m. 26 April, 1876, Edith Margaret Lee, dau. of lie v.
Thomas Lee Frencli, Rector of Thrandeston, SutTolk, and
has issue surviving, one son and four daus.

4 Frederick, b. 21 Jan. 1855, m. 26 April, 1881, Mary
Eleanor Eliza, dau. of G. R. Gibbs, of Funchal, Madeira,
and has issue, Frida and Violet.

1 Alice Mary, m. 7 Aug. 1872, James Lees, Esq. of Tene-
raki, New Zealand, and d. 26 Jan. 1377, leavins; issue.

2 Sarah Elizabeth, )/i. 2S July, 1880, James Livesey, Esq.
of Pueblo, Colorado, U.S.A., and has issue.

3 Katherine, m. 26 April, 1882, George James Nesbitt,
Esq. of Byfeld House, Bames, and has issue.

1 Mary, b. 10 April, 1812 ; in. 5 Aug. 1829, Charles Harwar,
Esq., andrf. 16 March, 1886, leaving issue.

Mr. Lees d. 12 .June, 1S28, and was s. by his eldest son,

John Lees, Esq. of Higher Clarksfield, b. 21 Feb. 1814, m.
fi May, 1841, JIary Ann, eldest dau. and co-heiress of Edward
Brown, Esq. of The Firs, Ashton-under Lyne, and d. 6 Aug.
1SS6, having had, by her, who d. 6 April, 1877, one son, Edward
Brown Lees, Esq. now of Thurland Castle, and one dau.,
Mary Ann, b. 27 Feb. 1342, and d. unra. 13 Dec. 1846.

.i4?-;;w— Quarterly, 1st and 4th (for Lees), arg., two bars
raguly between three cross crosslets titcheo in chief and a
talcon belled in base, all gu., 2nd (for Brown), arg.. on a bend
invected with plain coti.^es sa. guttee d'eau, three eagles each
with two heads displayed erm., 3rd (for Collins), gu. on a bend
invected erminois between two bezants, three martlets az., all
within a bordure erm. Crest — In front of two cross-crosslets
fitch6e saltire-wise gu. a falcon belled arg. Motto— Fide sed
cui vide.

5eaS— Thurland Castle, Kirkby Lonsdale.

I. Alec Milne, b. 18 Feb. 1878.

II. George Crompton, b. 21 April, 1S80.

Lees (who is 2nd son of the late Joseph Lees, Esq.
of Lower Clarksfield, Oldham, J.P. for co. Lane,
and for co. York, W.R., bj Sarah Anne, his wife,
only dau. of James Milne, Esq. of Park House)
assumed for himself and issue the additional sur-
name and arms of Milne, by royal licence dated
31 May, 1890, on s. to the property of Abram
Crompton Milne, Esq. of Crompton Hall and Park
House, who d. 27 March, 1890.
liineag'e. — See preceding memoir.

.<<rm«— Quarterly, 1st and 4th (for Milne) : Erminois on a
pale invected sa., a millrind erect between two lions passant
argent ; 2nd and 3rd (for Lees) : Arg., two bars raguly between
three cross-crosslets fitch6e in chief and a falcon belled in base
all gules. Crests — 1st (for Milne) : In front of five palm trees
proper a lamb couchant arg., holding in the mouth a trefoil
slipped or and supporting with the dexter forefoot a flagstaff in
bend sinister proper therefrom flowing a banner argent charged
with a cross-crosslet gules ; 2nd (for Lees) : A mount, thereon
amidst wheat, a mower in his hands his scythe in the attitude
of mowing all proper.

Scati— Crompton Hall, and Park House, Shaw, near Old-


Lees-Milne, James Henet, Esq. of Crompton
Hall and Park House, Shaw, co. Lancaster, J.P.
for Oldham, b. 4 Dec. 1847; m. 25 April, 1877,
Mary Emma, 2nd dau. of Alexander Nesbitt, Esq.
of Byfeld House, Barnes, co. Surrey, and has


Hughes le Fleming, Stanley, Esq. of Eydal
Hall, Westmorland, J.P. and High Sheriff 1878,
D.L. for Cumberland, and J.P. for Lancasliire,
Lieut. Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry
Cavalry, b. 12 Aug. 1855; s. his father 1877, Lord
of the Manors of Backermet and Skirwith, Cum-
berland, Coniston, co. Lancaster, and Kydal, West-
morland, and patron of four livings.

Lineage.— Sir Daniel Fleming, Knt. of Rydal Hall,
Cumberland, M.P. for Cockermouth in the latter end of the
17th century, was the representative of this very ancient Cum-
berland family. He m. Barbara, eldest dau. of Sir Henry
Fletcher, Bart, of Hutton, and had, with other Issue {see
Bubke's Peerage and. Baronetage, Fleming), an eldest son,

William Fleming, Esq. of Rydal Hall, who represented the
CO. of Westmorland in Parliament from 1696 to 1707, and was
created a Bart. 4 Oct. 1705, with remainder, in default of male
issue, to the male descendants of his father. Sir William iji.
Dorothy, dau. of Thomas Rowlandson, Esq. of Kendal, by
whom he had three daus.,

Dorothy, to. Edward Wilson, Esq. of Dallam Tower, West-

Barbara, to. Edward Parker, Esq. of Browsholme.

Catherine, m. Sir Peter Leicester, Bart, of Tabley.

Sir William d. 29 Aug. 1736, and the title devolved upon his

Sir George Fleming, 2nd Bart., consecrated Bishop of
Carlisle 30 Oct. 1734. His lordship vi. 28 Oct. 1708, Catherine,
dau. of Robert Jefferson, Esq., and had issue,

I. William (Ven.), 6. 10 Aug. 1709, Archdeacon of Carlisle
1734; TO. 27 Dec. 1739, Dorothy, eldest dau. of Daniel Wil-
son, Esq. of Dallam Tower, Westmorland, and d. 12 March,
1742, leaving an only dau.,
Catherine, 6. 9 Jan. 1742, r,i. Thomas Ascough, Gent.

I. Mary, w. Humphrey Senhouse, Esq. of Netherhall, Cum-

II. Barbara, d. young.

III. Catherine, ra. Joseph Dacre Appleby, Esq. of Kirklinton,

IV. Mildred, ra. Edward Stanley, Esq. of Ponsonby Hall,

V. Elizabeth, d, young.

Sir George d. 2 July, 1747, and was s. by his nephew.

Sir Willlam Fleming, 3rd Bart, of Rydal, son of Michael
Fleming, Major of Foot, 6th son of Sir Daniel, High Sheriff for
Cumberland 1754, M.P. for theco. 1755-56; to. 1745, Elizabeth,
dau. of Christopher Petyt, of Skipton-in-Craven, co. York,
Gent., by whom (who rf. 31 March, 1757) he had issue,

1. Michael le, of whom hereafter.

I. Amelia, d. unm.

II. Barbara, to. Edward Parker, Esq. of Browsholme, co.

III. Dorothy, d. young.

IV. Elizabeth, m. Andrew Hudleston, Esq. of Hutton John
Cumberland, and had issue, a son,

Andrew Fleming Hudleston, of whom hereafter.

4 S





VI. PoKOTHT, ,,;. 12 Atijr. 1774, GeorRC Edward Stanley, Esq.
of Ponsonby Hall, Cumln'iiand. She d. 1786, having had
issue, a son, Edward, who <'. in infancy, and two dans., co-
heirs of their motlier, the elder of whom, Mildred, d. tairn.,
and the younger,
Eliz-ieeth, );!. 1805, John Cumberland Hughes, Esq. of
Bath, and d. 2 Dec. 1S56, leaving issue, 1 George
CuMBEKi-vxp Hughes le Fleming, of Rydal, of whom
presently: 2 John Edward Hughes, b. 11 Aug. 1809, late
Col. of '47th Madras Native Infantry ; m. 11 Jan. 1870,
Caroline Gertiiide, youngest dau. of Gen. Sir George
Cornish Whitlock, K.C.B., and has issue; 3 William
Wyndham Hughes,?'. 16,0ct. 1814; w. 1st, 6 Dec. 1842,
Susanna, 2nd dau. of Robert Hope, Esq. of Derby. She
rf. 13 Nov. 1652, leaving issue. He 7)i. 2ndly, 23 Sept.
1862, Ellen, 2nd dau. of John George Batcheler, Esq. of
Gosport, Hants. She d. 12 Oct. 1870, leaving issue ;
4 Henry le Fleming Hughes, b. 5 April, 1819; m. 3 July,
1857, Nancy Emma Capeley, youngest dau. of Lieut. John
AValkcr. of Bridgewater, Somerset; she d. 29 Oct. 1861 ;
1 Elizabeth Mildred, b. 31 March, 1806; m. 18 June, 1832,
John Robert a Court, Esq. of Kingweston, Somerset; he
d. 9 Aug. 1S72. Their only dau., Emma Frederica, in. 22
June, 1852, Eev. Charles Vere Spencer, M.A., of Wheat-
field, CO. Oxon, and has issue.

Sir William being desirous to restore the early form of the
family name, hy adopting the prefix " le," the use of which
had been discontinued from the time of Edwabd IV., incor-
porated it with his son's Christian name, at baptism, who
accordingly s., upon his father's death, 1756, as,

SiE Michael le Fleming, 4th Bart., of Rydal, the " hrilliant
Baronet," whose remarkable social and literary gifts have
been incidentally recorded by the biographer of Dr. Johnson,
b. 10 Dec. 1748, High Sheriff for Northumberland 1770, M.P.for
Westmorland 1774-1806 ; m. Lady Diana Howard, only dau.
and heir of Thomas, 14th Earl of Suffolk and Berks, by whom
(who d. 20 June, 1816), he had one dau.,his heir. Sir Michael
</. 19 May, 1806, and was s. in the Baronetcy by Daniel
Fleming, of Crosthwaite, Westmorland, great-grandson of Roger
Fleming, Vicar of Brigham, Cumberland, the 8th son of Sir
Daniel Fleming, of Rydal. The estates descended to his
only dau. and heir,

Anne Fbedemca Elizabeth le Fleming, of Rydal, b. 1784 ;
m. 1807, her cousin, Sir Daniel Fleming, 5th Bart., whocL s. p.
1821. Lady le Fleming d. 5 April, 1861, having settled the
estates on her cousins, the descendants of her aunts Elizabeth
and Dorothy. The estates consequently devolved, first, on
Andrew Fleming Hudleston, of Hutton John, who d. v.nm.
2 Sept. 1861, and was a. by his cousin,

Geoege Cdmeerlasd Hdghes le Fleming, Esq. of Rydal,
Major-Gen. in the Indian army, J. P. for Cumberland and
Westmorland, and D.L. for the latter co., who assumed by royal
licence, dated I April, 1862, in compliance with the terms of
the entail, the surname of " le Fleming," in addition to his
own patronymic. He was b. 21 July, 1807. Through his
paternal grandmother, a dau. of Denison Cumberland, Bishop
of Clonfert, afterwards of Kilmore, and sister to Richard Cum-
berland the Politician and Dramatist, Major-Gen. Hughes le
Fleming was lineally descended from Richard Cumberland,
upon whom the See of Peterborough was conferred by
William III. in 1691. Through the same ancestress he also
inherited the blood of Dr. Bentley, the eminent Master of
Trin. Coll. Cambridge. He entered the army in 1823, and his
service in Burmah and Southern India, extended over 34 years ;
was Col. of the Madras Native Infantry, retiring with the rank
of Major Gen. in 1861. He m. 1st, 10 Oct. 1848, Mary Grant,
youngest dau. of John Macpherson, Esq. of Banchor, in Bade-
noch, CO. Inverness, by whom (who d. 24 March, 1851) he had
issue, two daus.,

I. Elizabeth Emily, b. 9 March, 1850 ; <?. 28 Dec. 18.52.

II. Mary Louisa, b. 17 March, 1851 : to. 12 April, 1871, George
Godfrey Cunninghame, Esq., Edinburgh, Advocate, and has

lie m. 2ndly, 15 Sept. 1853, Anne Jane, youngest dau. of
Alexander Rennick, Esq. of Derryargan, co. Fennanagh, Major
in the Bengal army, and by her, who d. 24 Oct. 1893, aged 70,
had issue,

I. Stanley, his heir, now of Rydal.

II. George Fleming Alexander, b, 28 April, 1858.

I. Alice Catherine, b. 17 July, 1856.

II. Elizabeth Constance, b. 17 Dec. 1859.

ui. Mildred Jane Frederica, b. 29 May, 1801.
Major-Gen. Hughes le Fleming d. 7 June, 1877, and was s. by
his eldest son,

Sta-nlev Hughes le Fleming, now of Rydal.

Arms — Quarterly : 1st and 4th, gu., a fret arg., for Le Flem-
ing ; 2nd and 3rd, quarterly or and arg., a lion rampant az. ,
between three fountains for Hughes. Cicsts— 1st, Le Fleming:

A serpent nowed, in its mouth a wreath of olive and vine
leaves all ppr. ; 2nd, Hughes : Upon a mount vert a lion
couchant or, gutt6 de larmcs, the dexter paw resting en a foun-
tain ppr. Motto — Pax, copia, sapientia.
ScrtC— Rydal Hall, Ambleside.


Lefhot, Thomas Langlois Httgh, Esq. of
Can-ig-glas Manor, co. Longford, J. P. and D.L.,
High Slieriff 1892, M.A., Barrister-at-Latv, h. 2G
April, 1836.

liiueag'e. — The Lefroys are of Flemish extraction, and
emigrated to England in the time of the Duke of Alva's perse-
cutions. The first who settled in this country, a.d. 1559, was
Anthony Lefroy. His descendant,

Thomas Lefroy, of Canterbury, m. Phoebe, b. 1679, dau. of
Thomas Thomson, Esq. of Kenfield, by Phcebe his wife, dau.
of William Hammond, Esq. of St. Alban's Court, Kent, and by
her (who d. 1761) had a son,

Anthony Lefroy, of Leghorn, ?n. Elizabeth, sister of Ben-
jamin Langlois, Esq., M.P., many years Under Secretary of
State, and had (with one dau., Phoebe, m. to an Italian noble-
man, Staffetii Del Medico, Count di Carrara) two sons,

I. Anthony, Lieut.-Col. 9th Dragoons, m. 15 Nov. 1769.
Ann Gardiner, and </. 8 Sept. 1819, having had issue,

1 Right Hon. Thomas Lefrot, Lord Chief Justice of
Ireland, of whom presently.

2 Anthony, late Capt. 65th Re

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