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n, youngest dau. of the Very Kev.
H. Ussher Tighe, Dean of Derry.

Lineage. — There are ancient broken records tracing
back the ancestry of the Shrawley Severnes to a very remote
period. Thomas Sevekne, Esq. of Broadway and Powyck,
CO. Worcester (son of John Severne, of Shrawley, living temp.
Henry Vlll.), to. Elizabeth, dau. of John Nash, Esq. of
Martley, co. Worcester, and was s. at bis decease, 1592, by his

John Severne, Esq. of Powyck, m. Mary, dau. of Richard
Langley, Esq. of The Abbey, Shrewsbury, and left at his
decease, 1660, two sons, Thomas, M.A., of Powyck, d. unm.
1698, and John, of whom we treat, and three daus., Elizabeth,
whocZ. %mm. 1675; Mary, m. John Walsh, Esq. of the Moore,,
near Hereford ; and Catherine, to. 1648, John Somers, Esq.
of Clifton-upon-Severne, by whom she was mother of John,
Lord Somers (Lord Chancellor). Mr. Severne d. 1689. His ■2nd

John Severne, Esq. of Wallop Hall, Salop, Slayor of Shrews-
bury 1075. b. 1622; TO. Alice, dau. of Richard Bagot, Esq. of
Frees, Salop, by whom (who d. 1693) he had, with four daus.,
two sons, Thomas, his heir, and Samuel, of Claines, co. Wor-
cester, 6. 1673, whose great-grandson, Samuel Amy Severne,
eventually s. to the estates. Mr. Severne d. 1689, and was s.
by his son,

Thomas Severne, Esq. of Wallop Hall and of Rhosgoeh,
CO. Montgomery, Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King
W'illiam III., and High SheritT of Montgomery 1697 and 1698.
He TO. Elizabeth, eldest dau. of Sir John Pye, Bart, of Hone,
and left a son and successor,

John Severne, Esq. of Wallop Hall and Clifton Camp-
ville, CO. Stafford, a Gen. in the army. Col. 8th Dragoons, who
d. unm. 1787, and was s. in his patrimonial inheritance by his





Samuel Amy Severne, E?q., only son of Samuel Severae,
Esq. of Enfield, by Mary Elizabeth his wife, dau. of George
Gorst, Esq. of Chester, and grandson, by Amy his wife, dau.
of Robert Young, Esq. of Hammersmith, of Samuel Severae,
whose father, Samuel, of Claines, was youngest son of John
Severne, Esq. of Wallop Hall. Mr. Severne {h. 1772) m. 10
April, I7D4, Anne, dau. of Thomas Erayne, Esq. of Barton,
CO. Warwick, and bad issue,

I. John Michael, of Thenford, h. 1798; m. April, 1825,
Anna Jlaria, dau. and co-heir of Edmund Meysey Wigley,
Esq., M.P., of Shakenhurst, co. Worcester, and of Ulles-
thorpe, CO. Leicciiter, and d. Aug. 1855, having by her (who
d. 4 May, 1884; had issue,

1 John Edmund, now of Thenford and Wallop Hall.

2 Arthur, M.A., P.ector of Thenford, 6. 1 July, 1827, and
d. July, 1876.

3 Edward Charles Samuel, b. 20 Feb. 1831 ; m. 3 May,
1876, Edi h Chica, 3rd dau. of Walter Long, Esq. of
Preshaw, Hants.

4 Edmund Wigley, 6. 3 March, 1835; to. May, 1875,
Amelie Louise, dau. of H. Lomax, Esq., and had issue,
John Meysey, b. May, 1881, <;. Feb. 1884 ; Charles, 6.
6 Aug. 1886; Florence; Amy, d. 1879; May; and Ituby.

5 AValter Meysey, h. 12 Sept. 1839 ; d. Jan. 1878.

1 Anna Maria, d. unm. Feb. 1893.

2 Mary Carohne, m. 23 Aug. 18.'>2, Sir Charles Henry
Eouse-Boughton, Bart., d- Jan. 1892.

3 Elizabeth, to. 28 Sept. 1858, Andrew Eouse-Boughton-
Knight, Esq. of Downton Castle, co. Hereford.

II. Samuel Amy, of Poslingford, Suffolk, late of the R.A.,
h. Jan. 1799; m. 1st, 1834, Jean, only dau. of Richard
Dixon, Esq. of Maize Hill, Greenwich, and had i-sue, an
only child, Elizabeth Julia, m. 14 July, 1860, Lord Henry
Fitzwarine Chichester, 2nd son of the Marquess of Donegal,
K.P. Mr. S. A. Severne m. 2ndly, 1864, Sarah Boddicott,
dau. of John Yellsly, Esq. of Cavendish Hall, co. Suffolk,
and d. 1865.

in. Henry (Rev.), h. June, 1800; d. 3 .Jan. 1838.

IV. Charles, b. Jan. 1804; d. Nov. 1876.

V. William, Rector of Rock, co. Worcester, 6. March, 1805 ;
d. April, 1883.

I. Mary Anne, d. I April, 1869.

II. Elizabeth, d. young.

III. Catherine, ra. 1829. Rev. Francis Leighton, nephew of
Sir Baldwin Leighton, Bart., and d. April, 1884.

IV. Julia, ra. 1830, John Morris, Esq. of Rose Hall, Salop;
d. 11 March, 1840.

Mr. Severne served as High Sheriff for co. Montgomery 1824,
and for co. Northampton 1829. He d. 11 Nov. 1845.

Anns — Arg., on a chevron sa. nine bezants. Crtst — A
cinquefoil or. il/o»o— Virtus praestantior auro.

HcaU — Thenford, near Banbury, and Wallop Hall, Shrews-

Cl'ab — Carlton.


Ciat-Kee-Setmee, Geeteude, only surviving
dau. and heir of Plenry Ker-Seymer, Esq. of Jlan-
ford, Dorset, h. 1842 ; m. 21 April, 186-i, IIarrt
EnyEST Clay, Esq., late Secretary of H.M.'s
Embassy at Paris, J.P. and D.L., Berwickshire,
J.P. Suffolk, Cambridge, and Dorset, High Sheriff
for the latter co. 1877 (eldest son of James Clay,
Esq., M.P. for Hull, who d. 1873, by Eliza CamUla
his wife, dau. of Joseph Allen Woolrycli, Esq. of
Weobly, co. Hereford), who was b. 1832, and
assumed the additional surname and arms of
Kee-Seymee by royal licence 1864. They have

I. Evelyn, 6. 26 Feb. 1865.

II. Horace Vere, 6. 19 Sept. 1866.

I. Winifred, b. 29 Oct. 1868. II. Violet, h. 25 Jan. 1873.

Xiineage. — This family, resident for several centuries
at Hanford, in Dorset, claims a common progenitor with the
ducal House of Somerset. In Collins's Peerage, under the
history of that dukedom, there is a conjecture as to the descent
of the Seymers of Hanford from Humphrey Seymer, of Even
Swindon. The conjecture arose probably from the coincidence
of date, similarity of arms, and the spelling of the name. It
appears in the early part of the pedigree of the ducal family,
the termination was "er." It is presumed that the family
held the estate of Hanford under the Abbesses of Tarent, until
the dissolution in Henry VIII. 's time : it has been the abode
of the Seymers ever since.

Sir Robert Seymer, of Hanford, one of the Tellers of the
Exchequer (5th in descent from John Seymer, of Hanford,
living 22 Edward IV.), was knighted at Whitehall 19 Feb.

1619. He TO. 1603, Johanna, dau. of William Pitt, Esq. of
Iwerne Stepelton, and had Robert, who d. v. p. ; Henry, his
successor ; and Penelope Edith, the wife of Richard King, Esq.
Sir Robert d. 1624, and was s. by his son, Henry Seymer, Esq.
of Hanford, who 7)1. Mary, dau. of Henry Welsted, Esq., and had
a son and successor, Robert, of Hanford, who m. Bridget, dau.
of Col. Edward Phelips, of Montacute, and d. 1706, leaving a
son, Robert, of Hanford, who la. Miss Henley, of Glanville,
Wotton, and left a son and heir,

Henry Seymer, Esq. of Hanford, m. Anne, eldest dau. of
William Wake, Archbishop of Canterbury, and dying 1745,
left a son and successor,

Henry Seymer, Esq. of Hanford, 6. 1714 ; m. Bridget, dau.
of Thomas Haysome, Esq. of AVeymouth, and had issue. He
d. 13 June, 1785, and was s. by his eldest son,

Henry Seymer, Esq. of Hanford, D.C.L., b. 1745; ?n. 22
March, 1781, Grace, dau. of James Ker, Esq. of Morriston, and
Kersfiold, co. Berwick, by Lucy his wife, dau. of George PiU,
Esq. of Strathfieldsaye, and had issue,

I. Henry, his successor.

II. George Augustus, Rector of Iwerne Courtenay and ol
Burton Bradstdck, Dorset.

I. Grace Amelia, jii. 1819, William Morton Pitt, Esq. of
Kingston House, Dorset.

II. Louisa, m. Jan. 1825, Rev. J. Davis, Rector of Melcombe
Horsey and Perpetual Curate of Cerne Abbas, Dorset.

III. Marcia Lucy, m. Henry Beckford, Esq., and d. 1828.

IV. Eliza Bridget, d. 1843.

Mr. Seymer d. 3 Dec. 1800, and was s. by his eldest son,

Henry Seymer, Esq. of Hanford, J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff
1810, b. 22 Jan. 1782, who assumed the additional surname
and arms of Ker by sign-manual ls30. He m. 27 Jan. 1807,
Harriet, dau. of Peter Beckford, Esq. of Steeple, Dorset, and
sister of 3rd Lord Rivers, and had issue,
I. Henry, his successor. ii. Horace William, d. U7im.

I. Harriet Marcia, to. 22 Feb. 1827, Rev. James Duff Ward,
who d. Jan. 1831 ; she d. Jan. 1864.

II. Louisa Mary, m. 27 June, 18.39, Rev. Dr. Edward Denison,
Bishop of Salisbury, and (L 22 Sept. 1841.

III. Grace Emma, to. William Webber, Esq., and ia de-

Mr. Seymer d. 1834, and was s. by his eldest son,

Henry Ker-Setmeb, Esq. of Hanford, J.P. and D.L.,nigh
Sheriff 1842, D.C.L. and M.P. for the co. from 1846 to 1864,
b. 1807; m. 4 July, 1839, Isabella Helen, youngest dau. of
William Webber, Esq. of Binfield Lodge, Berks, and had issue,
two daus.,

I. Helen, d. 1850.

II. Gertrude, b. 1842, now of Hanford.

Mr. Ker-Seymer d. 1864.

^r))!.s— Quarterly : 1st and 4th or, two wings conjoined in
lure gu., on a ch.ef az. three martlets arg., for Seymer ; 2nd,
quarterly, 1st and 4ih vert, on a chevron arg. three mullets
gu., in base a unicorn's head erased of the second; 2nd and
3rd az., three cros=es moline arg, all within a bordure of the
last, tor Ker; 3rd arg. a chevron engrailed paly sa. and
or, between three trefoils slipped of the second, for Clay.
CVes(s— Sey.mer, A chapeau gu., turned up erm., winged or;
Ker, a unicorn's head erased arg., gorged with a collar az.,
thereon three crosses moline, also arg. ; Clay, Two wings dis-
played arg., each charged with a chevron engrailed between
three trefoils slipped sa. Jl/o«o— Dulce pro patria periculum.

Seat — Hanford, near Blandford, Dorset.


Setmoue, Leopold, Esq. of Brockham Park,
CO. Surrey, J. P., Lieut.-Col. late Grenadier Guards,
i. 1841, m. 5 July, 1871, Mary, dau. of Kussell
Sturgis, Esq., and has issue,

I. Conway Russell, b. 24 June, 1874.

II. Richard Sturgis, b. 21 Sept. 1875,
in. Edward, 6. 10 Feb. 1877.

IV. Beauchanip, b. 6 Oct. 1878.

V. Lionel, b. 24 Feb. 1889.

I. Mildred, b. 14 Aug. 1872.

II. Ethel, b. 17 Jan. 1881.

Liineag-e.— Lord George Seymour, 7th son of Francis,
1st JIarquis of Hertford, by Isabella his wife, dau. of Charles,
2nd Duke of Grafton, 6. 1703; m. Isabella, dau. of the Hon.
and Rev. George Hamilton, Canon of Windsor, and dying
1848, left issue,

I. George Hamilton, of whom presently.

I. Isabella Horatia, m. 1st Earl of Ravensworth, who d. 19
March, 1878. She d. 5 Aug. 18.56.

II. Emily Henrietta, to. 1832. Richard, 4th Earl of Shannon,
and d., liis widow, 1 Dec. IbiT.

6 A





The eldest son,

Tu>; liuinx Hon. Sir Gkorre Hamilton Setmouh, G.C.B.,
G.C.H., r.C. Envoy Kxtraordinary and Minister I'lenipoten-
tiaiy to the Court of Austria, 6. 1797 ; m. 31 July, 1S31, Ger-
tnii'.o Maud, dan. of Ileniy, 21st Lord Dacre, and cZ. 2 Feb.
IsjSO, having by her (who d. oO Aug. 1S83) had issue,

I. Arthur Henry, 2nd Sec. H.3I. Diplomatic Service lSCl-75,
6. 2.'> Aug. i8oS.

II. Leopold; now of Brockhain Park.

HI. Alfred, J.!'. Hants, 6. 16 Keb. 1S43, late Lieut. Rifle
Brigade; m. l!^70, Jessie Madeline, dau. of Hon. William
Macdoug.ill, C.B., of Toronto, and has issue,

1 Geors-e, h. 1S71. 2 Ralph, h. 1875.

3 Claude, b. ISTiJ. 4 UuKh, b. 1877.

5 Vere, b. 1S7H. G Guv, b. ISsS.

1 Maud. 2 Kuth.

IV. Georjre Evelyn, 6. 1848 ; 711. 3 Dec. 1674, Evelyn Eliza-
beth, daii. of Archibald J. Campbell, Esq. of Belgrave
Square, and d. 11 Aug. 1S84, leaving issue.

I. Augusti Emily, »j. 27 Dec. Ib60, Hugh, 2nd Lord Dela-
mere. who d. 1 Aug. 18S7.

II. Gertrude Frances, m. 28 July, 1864, Lieut.-Col, Crichton
Stuart, M.P., who d. 2G Oct. 1891.

III. Isabella.

Arms — {Sec Bukke's Peeraoe, Hertford, M.).
Seal — Brockham Park, Beiclnvorth, co. Surrey.
Toion — 20, Cavendish Square, W.


SETMOrE, Jane Mabgaret, o£ K1103I0 House,
Wilts, and Manor House, Trent, co. Somerset, s.
her father 1SS8.

Liineag'e. — Francis Seymour, of Sherborne, Dorset, M.P.,
of Manor House, Trent, brother of Sir Edward Seymour, of
Maiden Bradley, afterwards Duke of Somerset, ?)i. Elizabeth,
widow of Edward, Viscount Hinchinbroke, and only dau. and
heir of Alex.inder Popham, Esq. of Littlecot, and d. 23 Dec.
1761, having had issue, a dau. Mary, m. 1758, John Bailey,
Esq. of Sutton, and a son and successor,

Hexrt Setmocr, Esq. of Redland Court, co. Gloucester, and
Manor House, Trent, ?;i. 1st, 24 July, 1753, Caroline, only dau.
of William, 2nd Earl Cowper, and by her (whoii.2 June, 1773)
he had two daus., Caroline, wife of William Danby, Esq. of
Swinton Park, co. York, and Georgina, m. Lewis, Comte de
Dun'ort, Ambassador at Venice. He to. 2ndly, 5 Oct. 1775,
Louise, Comtesse de Panthou, of an ancient and noble family
in Normandy, by whom he left at his decease, one son,

He.vry Seymour, Esq. of Manor House, Trent, J. P. and
D.L. for Wilts, and High Sheriff 1835, b. 10 Nov. 1776; -,;!.
June, 1817, Jane, dau. of Benjamin Hopkinson, Esq. of Bath.
She d. 20 March, 1869, having had issue,

Henry DA^EY, of Trent.

Alfred, late of Knoyle.

Jane, ni. 21 Aug. 1847, Philip Bouverie, E»q.

Ellen, -;>(,. 14 M.ay, 1857, William Ayshford Sanford, Esq. of
Nynehead Court, Somerset, and d. 14 Aug. 1SG7.

Louisa Caroline Harcourt, m. 2 Sept. 186i, .Major-Gen. Sir
Henry Rawlinson, K.C.B., D.C.L., F.K.S., LL.D., K.L.S.,
M.P., and has issue.
Mr. Seymour rf. 27 Nov. 1849, and was s. by his eldest son,

Henry Danby Seymour, Esq. of Trent, J. P. and D.L., M.P.
for Poole 1850-68, Joint Secretary to the Board of Control
from 1^55 to 1858, b. 1 JiUy, 1820 ; d. v.nm. 4 Aug. Is77, and
was .«. by his brother,

Alfred Seymour, Esq. of Knoyle, Wilts, and Trent Manor
House, Somerset, M.P. for Totnes 1863 to 1869, and for Salis-
bury 1869 to 1874, J. P. and D.L., h. 11 Nov. 1S24; m. 18 Aug.
1366, Isabella, widow of Beriah Botfield, Esq., M.P. , of Norton
Hall, and 2nd dau. of Sir Baldwin Leighton, Bart., and had

Jake Margaret, now of Knoyle House, and Trent Manor
Mr. Seymour d. in 1888.

^rai-?— Quarterly : 1st and 4th or, on a pile gu. between six
Hcurs-de-lis az. three lions of England ; 2nd and 3rd gu., two
wings conjoined in lure, the first downwards, or. Cresl — Out of
a cvronet or, a phoenix of the lust issuingoutof acoronet
ppr. Motto — Koy pour devoir.

.S'T/(— Knoyle House, Salisbury.

Jicsidence — 5, Chesterfield Gardens, W.


Sets, GoDfRET, Esq. of "VVirewood's Green and
Tutshill House, co. Gloucester, J. P. for cos. Glou-

cester and Monmouth, and County Councillor, h. 1
Nov. 1859 ; m. 30 JS'ov. 1882, Evelyn, 2nd dau.
of Eev. Robert Yaughan Hiiglics, M.A., of Wye-
lands, CO. Monmouth (by Mary Anne his wife,
dau. of Ecar- Admiral Kowland Mainwaring, of
Wbitmore Hall, co. Stafford, J. P. and D.L.) and
has issue,

I. Roger Cecil, b. 30 Oct. 1883.

II. Godfrey William, b. 30 March, 1885.
I. Eda Alison, b. 18 Jan. 1888.

Lineage. — Guil'im says, " Msbas Seys was hostage for
CO. Glamorgan sent to William the Conqueror," and men-
tions a " Sib. Degany Seys, a person of great eminence for his
military services, bein;T commissionated to serve King Richard
U. in his wars upon several expeditions, as appears upon
record, viz. : he did comm.and and keep the castle of Pem-
broke, ho served in hi.' wars at Calico, also against the Scots,
and in a voyage against, Spain and Portugal, for which good
services, amongst other his rewards, he was made Knight

Roger Seys, 6. circa 1539, son of Jevan, son of David Seys,
of Cowbridge, co. Glamorgan, was a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn,
and Attorney-General for Wales to Queen Elizabeth. He m.
Elizabeth Voss (a Maid of Honour to Queen Elizabeth), dau.
and heir of Griffith Voss, of Boverton, co. Gl.amorgan, by Joan,
dau. and heir of Griffith Goch, by Margaret, dau. and heir of
Rliys ap Richard, descended from Howell Vawr, and d. 1599,
leaving issue, i. Richard, of Boverton, m. Maria, dau. of
Leyson Evans, of Knoll Castle, and left issue, Evan Seys,
Serjeant-at-Law, sometime M.P. for the City of Gloucester,
and others ; 11. Alexander ; and a dau., wife of William Evans.
The 2nd son,

Alexander Seys, of The Gaer, co. Monmouth, in. Florence,
dau. and heir of Andrew Vaen, Archdeacon of Brecon, and by
her (who d. 1650) had issue, i. Andrew, m. Joan, dau. and heir
of John Roberts, of Michaelston Vedw; 11. Alexander; iii.
William, cL S.J). ; iv. Richard, rf. s. p. ; v. Roger; 1. Eleanor,
TO. William Jones, son of John Meyric, of Llangibby, co.
Monmouth ; 11. Florence, vi. 1st, Rowland Thomas, of Bed-
welly, and 2ndly, Giles Morgan, of Tregunnock; 111. Katherine,
m. — Nichol, of Llantwit; iv. Margaret, m. John Byrd, of
Caerleon, co. Monmouth. The 5th son,

Roger Seys, of Greenfield Castle, co. Monmouth, had issue,
by Elizabeth his wife, i. Roger; ii. Alexander, of Court-y-
billa, TO. Margaret, dau. of Rowland Morgan, of Gwal-y-vilast ;
in. William, of The Gaer; i. Elizabeth; 11. Mary ; in. Florence.
The eldest son,

Roger Seys, of Penrose, co. Monmouth, m. 1653, Mary, dau.
and heir of John Price, of Penrose, and had issue, i. Roger, d.
without male issue, buried at Penrose 5 Jan. 1727; 11. James;

I. Elizabeth, d. v-nm., buried at Penrose 30 June, 1737. The
2nd son,

James .Seys, of Penrose, m, 1693, Elinor, dau. of William
Evans, of Llwyn-y-gaer, co. Monmouth, and had is.«ue, i. Evan,
d. unm. Feb. 1773, aged 87, buried at Tregaer, co. Monmouth;

II. James: in. William; i. Elinor; 11. Mary; iii. Ruth; iv.
Frances. The 2nd son,

James Seys, of Penrose, Hi. Catherine, dau. of Richard
Meredith, of Aberystwith, co. Monmouth, and d. June, 1777,
leaving issue, i. Jotn, m. Elizabeth Southcomb, of South
Molton, CO. Devon ; 11. William; hi. Richard, ?ii. but ri. s. p.
in 1803 ; iv. James, d, young ; i. Eleanor, d. unm. in 1788 ; n.
Ann, TO. John Moore: iil Mary, d. unm. 7 Jan. 1790; iv.
Elizabeth, ni. William Jenkins, of Penrose, and d. 1 Aug.
1840, aged 91; v. Susanna, m. John Jones, of Llanbaddock.,
CO. Monmouth; vi. Frances, d. young. The 2nd son.

Rev. William Seys, M.A., of Stroat House, co. Gloucester,
was a Fellow of Jesus Coll. Oxford, J. P. for cos. Gloucestei
and Monmouth, and held the livings of Woolahtonc, Lancaut,
Tidenhaiii, Chepstow, St. Arvans,TrelIech, and Penalt, m. Jane,
dau. of George Gosling, of Chepstow, and widow of Rev.
Somerset Jones, Vicar of Tidenham, , and d. I'd Jan. 1802,
leaving issue, an only child,

Rev. William Seys, M.A., of Tutshill, Vicar of Trellech,
b. 1774; VI. 1821, Anne, dau. of Rev. Edmond Rawlins, of Pop-
hills House, CO. Warwick, and widow of John Pooley Kensing-
ton, of Lime Grove, and d. 1841, leaving issue,

I. William /Eneas, of whom presently.

II. James .Somerset, an Officer in the army, d. unm. in Nova
Scotia 5 July, 1845.

T. Frances Anne, d. young.

The elder son,

William JLneas Seys, Esq. of Wirewood's Green and Tuts-
hill House, J l*. for cos. Gloucester and Monmouth, b. 22





Oct. 1822; 1)!. IG Dec. 18.54, Maria Guillielmina Power, and
d. 16 Sept. 1883, having had issue,

I. Roger, h. 6 July, 1857 ; d. f, July, 1866.

II. Godfrey, now of Tutshill House and Wirewood's Green.
Arms — Quarterly : 1st and 4th az., six plates, three, two, and

one, on a chief or, a demi-lion rampant issuant gu. ; 2nd and
3rd sa., a chevron between three spear-heads arg., their points
imbrued. CVesi — A demi-lion rampant gu. Motto — Crescit
sub pondere virtus.
Seat — Wirewood's Green, near Chepstow.


LrcAS-SHADWELL, WiLLiAM, Esq. of The Hall,
Eairlight, Sussex, J.P. and D.L., h. 14 Aug. 1852 ;
m. 16 July, 1878, Beatrice Margaret, dau. of the
late John Buckley Rutherford, Esq. of 38, Chester
Terrace, London (a descendant of the Eutherfords
of Eoxburgh, N.B.), and has issue,

William Noel, b. 11 Dec. 1882.
Beatrice Florentia Murray, h. 29 June, 1879.
Violet Mary Selina, 6. 28 May, 1881.
Vera Muriel Frances, b. 9 Aug. 1884.

Lineage. — Tha Sussex Shadwells probably derive from
the manor of Shadwell, in the parish of Buxted, in that co.,
which had owners of its own name, Umi). Henky VI. {see
tPatronymica Britannicce, by Makk A. Lower).

Nicholas Shadwell, Esq. of Eipe, near Lewes, Sussex,
temp. Charles I. and Charles IL, d. 1672. His grandson,

Thomas Shadwell, Esq., High Sheriff 1728, had a son,

■\Vilham Shadwell, Esq. of Middleham, ra. Mary, dau. and
heir of John Lucas, Esq. (of the family of Baron Lucas, of
Shenfield, creation 1644), and had a son,

William Lhcas-Shadwell, Esq. of Lengford, Surrey, and
Fairlight, Sussex, J.P.andD.L., who assumed by royal licence,
1811, the additional surname of Lucas. At his decease his
property devolved on his relative, William Drew Stent, Esq.
(son of William Stent, Esq., J. P., of Fittleworth, Sussex, by
Sarah his wife, and grandson of Henry Ayling, Esq. of Tilling-
ton, Sussex, a family who formerly owned large landed estates,
and were settled, for over 300 years, in that part of the county) .
Mr. Stent having assimied the surname of his relative and pre-
decessor in lieu of his patronymic, became

William Drew Lccas-Shadwell, Esq. of Fairlight, Sussex,
J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff 1856. He m. 1851, Florontia Mar-
garet Frances, only dau. and heir of Eev. Henry Wynch,
Eector of Pett, Sussex (by Charlotte his wife, dau. of Edward
Golding, Esq. of Maiden Erlegh, Berks), niece of Lady Sale
and granddau. of Alexander Wynch, Governor of iladras, and
had issue,

William, now of Fairlight.

Florentia Sarah.
Mr. Lucas-Shadwell d. 1875.

Anns — Per pale or and az., on a chevron engrailed, between
three a nnulets, as many escallops, all counterchanged. Crests —
1st, Shadwell : An escallop witbin an annulet per pale or and
az. 2nd, Ldcas : On a mount .vert, a wyvern arg., wings
•elevated or, charged on the body with six annulets or.

Seat — The Hall, Fairlight, near Hastings, Sussex.

Mary Charlotte Irene.


SiiAFTO, William Hexrt, Esq. late of Baving-
ton Hall, Northumberland, b. 1834; «?. 1856, Anne
Tolderby Lee, dau. of Frances Valentine Lee, Bar-
rister-at-Law, of Boraston, Salop, and has issue,

I. Mary Evelyn.

II. Ada Caroline Annie, m. 4 Nov. 1879, Eeginald George
Grene, 2nd son of George Grene, Esq. of Powerstown,

Lineage. — The family of Shafto is of great antiquity in
the north of England. Some little incidental proof of the rank
which the old Lords of Shafto held on the border may be
.gathered from song and tradition. At the ' ' Haul of Ihc Ji ■■/.s-
loirc," 1575, a hostile meeting between the Scotch and English
wardens, one of the war cries of the latter was " A Schiiflon
and a Fenwiek."

F'rom Thomas Folliott, who first as.?unied, 10 Edward I.,
the suiname of Shafto, from his residence at Shafto Crag,
Northumberland, sprung, 6th in descent,

William Shafto, Esq., living 20 Henry VI., who left by
his wife, the heir of Eavington, Northumberland, a son and

Edward Shafto, Esq. of Bavington, m. Elizabeth, dau. of
Thomas Swinburne, Esq. of Nafferton, Northumberland, and
had, with other issue,

Cuthbert, s. at Bavington, and m. Isabel, dau. and co-heir
of Koger Bertram, Esq., was ancestor to the Shaftos of

Alexander, vi. Anne, dau. of Fenwiek, of Little Harle.

Sampson. Ninian.

Mark, ancestor of Shafto of Wkitioorth.

William Shafto, Esq. of Bavington, the representative of
the Shaftos of Bavington, I King George I., in. Elizabeth,
dau. of Thomas Kiddell, Esq. of Swinburne Castle, and was
attainted, together with his son, John, 1715, and condemned,
but afterwards pardoned ; he d. at Brussels ; his estate was
forfeited, but purchased from the Crown by Admiral George
Delavel, and restored to them in the person of his nephew,
George Shafto, who assumed the name of Delavel in addition
to that of Shafto ; he was High Sheriff of Northumberland
1740, and M.P. 1767 ; he d. unm., and was s. by his brother,
Robert Shafto, Esq., who also d. ujim., and was s. by his
nephew. Sir Cuthbert Shafto, b. 1736, whose mother was a
Heron, descended from the Herons of Chipchase Castle ; he
was twice m., having eight children by his 1st wife, and
seventeen by his 2nd, most of whom d. in infancy; he was
High Sheriff of Northumberland 1795, in which year he was
knighted; he d. 1812, and was s. by his eldest son,.

George Dalston Shafto, Esq. of Bavington, who d. without
issue, 1S26, and was s. by his brother,

Eobert Shafto, Esq. of Bavington, m. and left a son,

James Delavel Shafto, Esq. of Bavington, 6. 1829; (MS57;
he broke the entail, and left the estate to his uncle, the
youngest son of Sir Cuthbert Shafto, by Mary his 2nd wife,
dau. of William Swinburne, Esq.,* the late Charles Cuthbert
Shafto, Esq. of Bavington Hall, and at his decease to his

William Henrv Shafto, Esq. of Eavington, J.P., b. June,
1786; s. his brother 22 Dec. 1866; rn. Mrs. MaryNicld, and
had a son,

William Henrt, now of Bavington.

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