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the cos. of Essex, Middlesex, Chester, and Devon. The arms
now borne were recorded in the year 1577.

The Right Rev. Bowver Edward Spaeke, D.D., Bishop of
Ely (son of Major William Sparke, by his wife Mary), 6. 27
April, 1759; Dean of Bristol 1804, Bishop of Chester 1809,^
Bishop of Ely 1812; m. Hester, dau. of S. Hobbs, Esq. of Hem-
stridge, and by her (who d. 14 March, 1836) left at his decease^
4 April, 1836, an eldest son.

Rev. John Henry Sparke, of Gunthorpe Hall, M.A. (Pem-
broke Coll. Camb., 5th Senior Opt.), Canon of Ely 1818,
Chancellor of the Diocese of Ely 1824, Rector of Leverington
(1827), and of Gunthorpe with Bale (1831), m. 18-25, Agnes,
youngest dau. of the late Sir Jacob Astley, 5th Bart, of Melton
Constable, Norfolk, and of Soaton Delaval, Korthumberland,
and sister of Jacob, 7th Lord Hastings, and d. 8 Feb. 1870,
leaving issue by her (who d. 30 July, 1872),

I. Henry Astley, b. 28 Dec. 1828; fell in Light Cavalry-
Charge at Balaclava, 25 Oct. 1854 (4th Light Dragoons).

II. Edward Bowyer, now of Gunthorijc Hall.

III. John Francis, formerly in the 68th Light Infantry, and
84th Regt., served in the Crimea (medal and clasps). Major
and Adjutant Oxfordshire Militia, 6. 25 July, 1835; m. 1st,
Mary Adela, 2nd dau. of George Edwin Taunton, Esq. of
The Marfords, co. Chester (marriage dissolved), and had
issue, Agnes 'Violet L'Estrange Astley, 6. 5 3Iay, 1874;.
m. 2ndly, 1884, a dau. of — Foster, Esq., and d. 27 Feb.

T. Agnes, TO. 20 Jan. 1870, Rev. Robert Arbuthnot Law,
Rector of Gunthorpe- cum-Bale, Norfolk, who d. 11 Dec.
1889, leaving issue, Arbuthnot Patrick Astley, 6. 5 July,
1872; Hubert Henry Bingham, 6. 6 Oct. 1873; and Alex-
ander David Hamilton, 0. 18 Oct. 1874. She d. 18 June,
^,.„is_Chequy or and vert, a bend erm., quartering Swaff-
HAM and Edgefield. C/es(— Out of a ducal coronet or, a
demi-panther rampant guardant arg., spotted with various
colours, lire issuing from the ears and mouth ppr.

Seat — Gunthorpe HaU, East Dereham. Town Residence — 6G..
Eaton Square, S.W.




(Spaeling), Emma Floeence, of Petton Part,
Salop, m. 17 July, 1867, Capt. Ellis Brooke
Cunliffe, late of the 6th Dragoon Guards (eldest
son of Ellis Cunliife, Esq., who 'n-as 2nd surviring
son of Sir Foster Cunliffe, Bart., by Harriet his





wife, d:iu. cf Sir Duvid Kinloch, Eart.), and lias

I. Kllis SrAKUNO, Capt. 3rd Batt. Shropshire licgt. , h. 13
May, ISiJS.

II. John BrooUe, Lieut. Shropshire Y.C., b. 9 Oct. ISC').

III. WilUam Noel, h. Zit Dec. 1877.

IV. Letrendre \Va\kiii, h. 1S7S.

1. Catlierine Violet, lu. ISSS, J. F. G. Iloflgson-rioberts, Esq.
n. Emma Veronica, m. ISl'O, Henry Jessnp Stone, I'.si^.
Ill Florence Vanda, m. 1S91, R. Dllyly Tliomas, Esq.

IV. Verhena, m. 1S;)3, Mastennan Stanley Williams, Esq.,

V. Caroline Muriel Valencia. vi. Mahel Virginia.

Xiineag-e.— John Spaklixg, Esq. of I'ctton, Salop, and
St. Domingo Hall, co. Lancaster, J.l'. (son of E. Sparling, of
Beaumont Cote, co. Lancaster), m. and had issue,

I. AViLLiAM, his heir.

I. Elizabeth, m. Al ednego Mathew, Esq. of Eulclvleys, in the
island of St. Christopher's, and 'I'lie Lytli, Salop,

II. Ann, m. John Hopper, Esq. of \\hitton Castle, Durham.
The son and heir,

William Sparling, Esq. of Petton, J. P. and D.L., High
Sheriff 1S09. previously in the 10th Hussars, 6. 30 Sept. 1777;
111. 1S04, Emma Eliz.abeth, only dau. of John Walmesley, Esq.
of Ince liall, co. Lancaster, and by her (who d. ISTG) had
issue, with two daus., F'anny and Mary,

I. William, late of Petton.

II. Charles, twin with his broth';r William, Capt. 15th
Hussars, rf. iinin. 30 April, 1S7G.

III. John, of Petton. s. his brotlier.

I. Emma Anne, of 20, Stratford Place, London.

Mr. Sparling d. 1S70, aged 93, and was s. by his eldest son,

William Sparling, Esq. of Petton, J. P., b. 1S13: and d.
21 March, ISSS, when he was s. by liis brother,

PiEV. John Sparling, M.A., of Petton, J. P. for co. Lancas-
ter, Eector of Eccleston, near Chorley, co. Lancaster, b. 19
July, 1815; vi. 19 Sept. 18-13, Catharine Sybilla, dau. of Sir
Thomas Joseph de Trafford, 1st Bart, of TrafTord Park, co.
Lancaster, and by her (who d. 22 May, 18S6) had an only
child, Emma Florence, now of Petton.
Sict — Petton Park, Shrewsbury.


Beeidge, Hexet We are, Esq. of Gosfield
Place, Essex, and of Algarkirk, co. Lincoln, b.
5 Feb. 1819, assumed the name of Beridge by
ioval licence 31 May, 18S2, on inlieriting Algarkirk
Iroin his uncle.

tiineagre. — James Sparrow, Esq. of Halstead(son of John
Sparrow, Esq., by Anne his wife, dau. of William Plarrington,
Esq., and grandson of John Sparrow, whose father, William
Sparrow, Gent., of Sible Hedingham, was 6th in descent
from William Sparrow, of West Harling, Norfolk, temp.
Edward HI.), b. July, 1065; ra. Oct. 1690, Elizabeth, dau. of
John Pose, Esq. of Morgan Hayes, Devon, and dying 1726,
left two sons, William, of Gosfield, and

John Sparrow, Esq. of Halstead, bapt. 10 Dec. 1697; in.
1st, 1720, Jane, only dau. and heir of Robert Sparrow, of
OiTton, Suffolk, by liis wife, dau. and co-heir of Heighamliishy,
of Thoi^pe Morieux, and by her had a son, James, of whom
hereafter. He m. 2ndly, Martha Marshall, of Colchester, and
iy her (who d. 13 June, 1780) had a son and a dau., who both
d. v.ivn. The only son of the first marriage,

James Spap.row, Esq. of Gosfield, bapt. 8 April, 1725; to.
Margaret, dau. and co-heir of I'ev. Thomas Bernard, Rector of
Little Barfield, and by her (who d. 13 March, 1790) had, with
three daus., Jane, m. Fiske Manistre, of Halstead; Sarah, m.
Rev. Charles Edward Holden; and Marth.a, m. Rev. Newman
Jolin Stubbin, of Clopton, three sons, i. John, of Gosfield
(Rev.), d. 1786: ii. Thomas Bernard, of Gosfield, d. 1793;
tind HI. James Goodeve. Mr. Sparrow d. 29 Oct. 1777. His
youngest son,

James Goodeve Sparrow, Esq. of Gcsfield Place, 6. 29 Jan.
1770 ; 7/1. IsD, 1799, Anne, youngest dau. and co-heir of James
Crowe, Esq. of Lakenham, Norwich, and by her had (with
ihree other children, who d. v.nm.)

I. Margaret, m. 10 Nov. 1824, William Bragge, Esq., Col.
of Dragoons, of .Sadborow, Drrset ; he rf. 6 April, 1863.

II. Jane, ra. 28 March, 182C, Fiske-Goodeve Hanison, ICsq.
of Copford Hall, Essex, and 2ndly, Thomas Pynsent, Esq.
of Piit House, Chudleigh, Devon, now of Lakenham House,
isorlh Devon,

Jlr. Sparrow to. 2ndly, 18 Dec. 1817, Dorothy, dau. of Rev.
Basil luiry Beridge, of Algarkirk, co. Lincoln, and by her
(who d. 12 Feb. 1833) had issue,

I. Henry Weare, present representative.

II. Basil, of Gostield Place, Ha stead, J. P. and D.L., h. 1
Aug. 1820: m. ii Dec. 1846, Julia, dau. of James Scratton,
Esq. of PriLtlewell Priory, and d. 21 Sept. 1880, leaviirj;

1 Basil James Harold ^Eev.), M.A., 5. 23 Nov. 1853 ; m.
1882, Margaret Louisa, dau. of Henry Capel Elliot, Esq.,
and has issue, Basil James Goodeve, 6. 1883.

2 Valentine Arthur George John, b. 14 Feb. 1856 : d. 10
July, 1872.

3 Herbert Edward, 6. 14 March, 1857; d. unm. 12 April,

4 Reginald Bragge, b. 11 Dec. 1860; d. 31 Dec. 1882.

5 Richard, b. 10 June, 1871.

1 Amy Julia, b. 9 June, 18.=)0; m. 8 Oct. 1872, Itev.
William Edward Lionel Lanipet ; she d. 19 Aug. 1876.

2 Isabel Mary, b. 10 Sept. 1851 ; m. 14 Dec. Ib76, Ben-
djshe William Ellys Walton, Esq. of Bower Hall, Steeple
Bumpstead, Essex.

.3 Serena Elizabeth, b. 16 Oct. 1852.

4 Florence Ellen, b. 25 Nov. 1854.

5 Lucy Margaret, b. 30 June, 1858 ; d. 4 Jan. 1869.
G Beatrice Emma, b. 22 Sept. 1859.

7 Ethel Bertha, 6. 10 March, 1862.

8 Augusta Rosalie, 6. 21 March, 1865; d. 6 June, 1870.
HI. John Beridge (Rev.), B.A., Vicar of Algarkirk. with

Eosdyke, Lincoln, 6. 24 June, 1828; m. 14 July, 1859, Louisa
Henrietta, dau. of Rev. Samuel Hartopp Knapp, Rector of
Letchworth, Herts.

III. 1 lorothy Emma, to. E. Tilt, M.D., and d. 17 March, 1869.
iv. Annette Rosalie, vi. W. Devoy, Esq., who d. 6 Jan. 1862.
Mr. Sparrow rf. 3 Oct. 1338.

Arms — Arg., a sallirenebuly between two bear.s' heads erased
in pale, and as many escallops in fesse sable. Crest — In front
of a bear's head erased sa., three escallops inverted or. Motto —
In solo Deo sal us.

5ta<s— Gosfield Place, near Halstead, and Algarkirk, Boston.


Sparrow, Arthur, Esq. of Preen Manor, Salop,
J.P. and D.L., High Slieriff 1886, *. his father in
his estates at Church Preen, Eaton-undcr-Hajwood,
and Eushbury, co. Saloj->, b. 28 Nov. 1826 ; m. 4
Feb. 1851, Emma Euth, dau. of William Gratrix,
Esq. of Ecch's, co. Lancaster, son of Samuel
dratrix, of Manchester, who was son of William
Gratrix (who d. 26 June, 188S), of Manchester,
by Euth his wife, dau. of William Hodgson, of
Wigton, CO. Cumberland, and Mary his wife, dau.
of Stephen Blair (formerly Macdonald), and has
had issue,

Arthur Gratrix, 6. 22 Dec. 1851: d. 25 Jan. 1852.

Arthur William Hanbury, b. 8 April, 1856; d. at Oxford,

30 Oct. 1878.
Cecil Blair, of Somertou Court, co. Somerset, Barrister-
at-Law, 6. 18 June, 1859; m. 15 April, 1890, Cara Mary,
dau. of Charles Evan Thomas, of Gnoll, Neath, by
Caroline his wife, dau. of Henry Shepherd Pearson, and
Caroline liis wife, sister of the 1st Lord Lyons ; and has

Arthur, b. 28 Dec. 1892.
Cara Cecil Audrey.
Ruth Mary Angela.
Alan Bertram Hanbury, of Tettenhall, co. Stafford, b. 23 Feb.
1803; m. 26 May, 1891, Christina Annie Margaret, dau.
of Major-Gen. Charles Joscelyn Cecil Sillery, late 12th
(Suffolk) Rent., by Christina his wife, dau. of Archibald
Smith, of Hobart Town, and has issue,
Arthur Alan Hanbury, b. 1 April, 1892.
Euth Margaret Sillery.


Amy, m. E. Lennox Peel, Esq., eldest son of Charles Peel,
who was eldest son of John Peel, Jl.P. for Tamworth, and
has issue, 1 Bertram Lennox; 2 Charles Lawrence Kin-
loch; 3 Denis lleywood ; 4 Roland Tennyson; 1 Phyllis;
2 Ruth Eleanor.


liineag'e. — This is a branch of the same family as that of

Sparrow of B'lshtnn, co. Stafford.
Thomas Sparrot, of Audley, living circa 1500, was fatherof
John Sparroy, or Sparrey, of Audley, bapt. 2 Feb. 1540,

father of





John Spakeo, or Spabret, of Audley, bapt. 28 April, 1593,
father of

JoBN Spabrow, or Spabbet, of Andley, co. Stafford, 'hnpt.
22 May, 1630, father of John Spabbet, of Audley, bapt. 21
March, 1663, who, by Joanna Kettle his wife, had a son,

John Spakbow, of Audley, bapt. 22 Sept. 1689, m. Mary, dau.
of Richard Booth, of Audley, and had a son,

William Sparbow, 6. 2 Aug. 1727, who emigrated about
1750, from North into South Staffordshire, with his cousin,
Burslem, who held larce collieries in the neighbourhood of
Wolverhampton, and was the first person in South Staffordshire
who erei.tcd a steam engine for the purpose of raising water
from the coal mines. Burslem m. Frances Newell, sister of
George Port (fomierly Newell), of Ilani Hall, co. Stafford,
and his son, John, s. his uncle, George, and took the name of
PoBT. William Sparrow in. 1 Aug. 1761, Elizabeth, dau. of
AVilliam Allen, of Sedgley, and dying 27 April, 1789, left an
only son,

William Spareow, of Pattingham, co. Stafford, h. 1 March,
1764; m. 1st, Mary, dau. and co-heir of Thomas Hanbury, of
Birmingham, son of Robert Hanbury, and grandson of Robert
Hanbury, the son of Francis Hanbury, of Norton Hall, co.
Stafford, a branch of the Uanburys of Hanbury, co. Worcester,
which family had been seated at Norton Canes for several
generations. By Mary Hanbury his wife (who d. 11 Oct. 1819),
Mr. Sparrow had issue,
William Hanbury, of Penn, co. Stafford.
John Sly, m. Charlotte, dau. of William Penn, of Kidder-
minster, and left issue.
James, m. Ann, dau. of James Shaw, of Birmingham, and

had issue.
Henry, -m. Sarah, dau. of James Shaw, of Birmingham, and
left issue.

Edwin, m. Ellen, dau. of James Adams, of Walsall, and left

Thomas, m. Mary, dau. of John Pickin, of Sidney, Salop,
and left issue.

Alfred, m. Ignacia, dan. of Col. Medinilla, a Spanish Officer,
and left issue.
Mary Anne, m. John Bradnock Adams, of Penn, co. Staf-

Jane, m. Edward Horley, of Liverpool.
Eliza, m. William Pickin, of Wrockwardine, co. Salop.
Mr. Sparrow m. 2ndly, Sarah, dau. of John Crowley of Nor-
wood, Surrey, but by her had no issue. He d. 15 Feb. 1834,
and was s. by his son,

William Hanecbt Spabeow, Esq. of Penn, &c., J. P. and
D.L., 6. 6Jan.l789; jn. 26 Jan. 1811, Caroline, dau. of Thomas
Mander, of Edgbaston, and hy her (who d. 22 Feb. 1622) had

William-Mandeb, of Penn Court.

Robert, b. 26 Aug. 1819 : d. unm. 22 Nov. 1843.

Caroline, m. John Horton, of Edgbaston, and d. 2 Aug.

] 862.
Emma, m. Thomas Henry Fuwke, of Graisely, co. Wolver-
hampton, who d. 1861.
Louisa, ra. George Gwynne Brown, of Stourport, and d.
25 July, 185H, leaving, inter alios, an eldest son, William
Arthur Brown, Esq. of Albrighton Hall, co. Salop, and
Camiston, co. Monmouth, who has taken the surname of
He m. indly, 23 Aug. 1824, Sarah Higgs, dau. of William
Turton, Esq. of West Brorawich, co. Stafford (a descendant of
Nichola Turton, of Dudley, a.d. 1470), and by her had issue,
Feedeeick Tubton, of Habberley Hall, co. Salop, b. 9 Aug.
1826; ra. 14 June, 1848, Elizabeth Anne, dau. of Henry
Crane, Esq. of Graisele^-, co. Stafford, and d. 29 March,
18S7, leaving issue, Frederick Henry, ot Habberley Hall, h.
1853, ra. 1»72, Elizabeth, only dau. of Sidney Flavel, Esq.
ot Leamington, co. Warwick, and has a son, FrederickSyd-
ney WiUiam, 6. 1874; Alice Mary: Elizabeth Jane ; Emily ;
Kate; Helen ; Lucy ; and Aua. On the death of his father,
he .9 to his estate at Habberley, Salop.
Abthur, now of Preen Manor.
Sarah Elizabeth, d. i^ Aug. 1867.
Mary .\nne, ))i. Rev. David Mapleton, Canon of Ripon, Vicar

of Meanwo&d, Leeds, who d. 20 May, 1891.
HaiTiette, d. 19 March, 888.
Mr. Sparrow d. 20 Jan. 1866, leaving his estates among his
three sons. His eldest son,

Willi.^mMandebSpabrow, Esq. of Penn Court, co. Stafford,
and Albrighton Hall, Salop, J. P. and D.L., s. his father in his
estates at AIbrii;hton and Woolaston, Salop, and Campston, co.
Monmouth, High Sheriff of co. Stafford 1873, 6. 16 Nov. 1811 i
m. 10 May, 1848, Alice, dau. of Thomas Rogers, Esq. of Liver-
pool and Flixton, co. Lancaster, by Martha his wife, only
child and heir of George Fletcher, Esq. of Partington, co.
Chester, and d. s. p. 9 Feb. 1881. He was s. in his Shropshire
property by his nephew, William Arthur Brown, son of his
Bister Louisa. He took the name and arms of Spabeow.

Arms — Per fesse az. and arg., in chief three roses of the
second, and in base an arrow in pale ppr.,/orSPAEBow ; quarter-
ing /b?- Hanboby, or on a bei.d engrailed vert between two
plain cotises sa. and thi-ee bezants. 6Ve.9t — Out of ihe battle-
ments of a tower ppr., a unicorn's head arg., horned and crintd
or, semee of pheoiis az. Motto — In Deo solo salus est.

5(!(!(s— Preen Manor, Salop, and The Sparrow's Nest, Tenby,
South Wales.


Bodtchan-Spareovv, Heney Glendwe, Esq. of
Gwyn-du, and Bodychan, co. Anglesey, Capt.
New- South Wales Military Forcss, b. 4 May 1851,
ni. 1892, Julia Dorothea, dau. of Major Percy
Owen, of Bellambi, N.S. Wales.

liineage. — John Sparrow, E.sq. of Red Hill, High Sheriff
of Anglesey 1708, attended King William to Ireland, and was
present at the battle of theBoyne. He ra. 1st, Jane, dau. and
heir of Richard Bodychan, Esq., but by her had no issue, and
2ndly, Mrs. Moreton, nie Boys, widow of the eldest son of Sir
Edward Moreton, Knt. of Slaugham Park, by which lady he
had two sons, Bodychan, the elder, Sheriff for co. Anglesey
1753, d. unm., and,

Henby .Spabeow, Esq. of Red Hill, High Sheriff of Anglesey
1773, m. Barbara, dau. of Rev. William Williams, of Pabo,
Rector of Llansanfe, co. Carnarvon, and by her had issue,

I. John Bodychan, his heir.

II. Budjchan, b. 1759; ia- Martha, 2nd dau. of Owen Mcy-
rick, Esq. of Bodwrgan, and had issue,

1 Meyrick Bodychan, Lieut. R.X., b. 1791.

2 Edmund, Bombay N.I., b. 1797 ; in. Valetta, only dau,
of Col. Carea, R.A. ; was killed at the fort of Shalapore,
leaving an only son, Henry, an Officer iu India.

3 Henry William, Lieut. 10th Hussars, d. 1829.

1 Hester Elizabeth, m. James Duff Watt, of the Commis-
sariat, Cape of Good Hope, d-ceased.

2 Frannps Emma, m. William Wynne Sparrow, Esq. of
Red Hill, deceased.

3 Anna Elizabeth.

4 (ieorgiana Anne, m. Charles Malpas, Esq., deceased.

5 Meriel Elizabeth, rn. 1st, Henry Pi ingle, Esq.,ana2ndly,
Horatio Clarence Carey, Esq., dece^ised.

6 Charlotte Anne.

III. James, h. 1771 ; m. Margaret, dau. of William Lewis,
Esq. of LlandyfBnan, co. Anglesey, deceased.

I. Anne, m. Thomas Lloyd, Esq., deceased.

II. Frances, m. Rev. William Pugh, RecIorofLlan, deceased.

III. Emma, m. Rev. Henry Uoyd, of Tregonian, and 2udly,
William Meyrick.

The eldest son and heir,

John Bodychan Spaerow, Esq. of Red Hill, High Sheriff
of .\nglesey 1781, Col.- Commandant of the Anglesey Local
Militia, 6. 1754; m. 14 May, 1772, Anne, only child and heir
of Ambrose Lewis, Esq. of Trwysclwyn, co. Anglesey, by his
1st marriage, and had (with other children, whoti. young) one
son, William Wynne Spaerow, his heir, and seven daus.,
1 Barbara, m. Hugh Robert Hughes, Esq. of Bachc Hall,
CO. Chester, brother of the 1st Lord Dinorben ; 2 Anne, m.
1st, Rev. Evan Lloyd, of Maesyporth, co. Anglesey, and 2ndly,
John Price, Esq. of Cadnant ; 3 Grace, ra. 1st, Capt. Robert;
Shaw, and 2ndly, Charles Wynne, Esq. of Plasnewydd, co.
Denbigh; 4 Mary Jane, ra. Rev. Thomas Winfield, Rector of
Finmore, Bucks, and d. 1846 ; 5 Frances ; 6 3Iartha Eliza, m.
Joseph Goddard, Esq., Collector of Customs, co. Carnarvon;
and 7 Catheiine. Col. Sparrow d. 1 Feb. 1823, and was s. by
his son,

William Wynne Spabeow, Esq. of Red Hill and Body-
chan, CO. Anglesey, J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff 1822, b. 10
Nov. 1792; m. 18 May, 1820, his first-cousin, Frances Emma.
2nd dau. of Bodychan Sparrow, Esq. of Leamington, and had

I. John Bodychan, of Bodychan.

II. William David Lloyd, b. Dec. 1827, deceased.

I. Elizabeth Hester, d. 27 March, 1S43.

II. Louisa Emma, d. Nov. Is33.
Mr. Sparrow d. 1858. His elder son,

John Bodychan Bodychan-Spabbow, of Bodychan, co.
Anglesey, b. 4 July, 1823; m. 1847, Zaidee, dau. of Henry
Martin Blake. Esq. of The Heath, and by her (who d. 25 Dec.
1888) had issue,

I. Llewelyn Wynne Bodychan, Lieut. 48th Regt., b. 17 Feb.
1S4II ; m. Nov. 1876, Katharine, only dau. of Col. Hodgson,
Indian army, and d. s. p. Sept. 1877.

II. Henry Glendwb, now of Bodychan.

III. Arthur Edward Bodychan, b. 17 Dec. 1852 ; d. at New
Mexico, 27 Dec. 1887.

IV. Percy Archibald Bodychan, 6. 29 July, 1853.

6 SI





I. ZniJee Emily I?ucltp, ;<!. 22 Aiitr. 1S77. Sir John William
-Hollywood, 8th Bait, of Eviiiston, co. Kont, and has issue,
Courtney: William: Violet: and Hilda.
il. Meriei l^ucy Nichola Meyrick.
- «i. Valetta Louisa JIaria.

^r. Bodychaii-Sparrow i'. 2G Nov. ISSfi, and was s. by his
^coQj sun.

^aiiiiln of Tiobnrhun.

Vhis ancient family is descended in a direct line from llwfa
apCynddehv, of Fresaddfed, LordofLlifon, founder of the first
Dohle tiibe of North Wales, a.d. 11()9, and from Llewelyn, son
of HwUyii ap Howel ap lorworth Ddu, and from John Wynne,
Ksq., who assumed the name of Bodychan, the name of his
estate, by appointment of IIenby VIL, in compliment to his
gallantry on Bosworth Field, and was on the same occasion

.created High Sheriff of Anglesey for life. His son, Hichard

■ Wtnne Bodychan, m. Mary, dau. of Sir Richard Bulkcley,
Xnt. of Baron Hill, and had a dau. Jane, sole heir of Body-

- Chan, who 7«. JouN Sparrow, Esq. of Ked Hill, Anglesey (as

. atove).

Alius — Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Sparrow ; 2nd and 3id,
Bodychan. ft«sZ— A sparrow-hawk. JV/o£(«—Honestas optima

Scat — Gw_fn-du, Bodychan, Anglesey. ■ •


Speaemax, Heney Charles, Esq. of Thornley
^all, CO. Durham, and Eachwick Hall, Nortlmmber-
land, b. 18 Nov. 1835 ; w. 8 June, 1859, at St.
Omer, liis cousin, Augclique, dau. of Col. Prosper
d'Hauteville, of the Frencli Artillery, and by her
. (who d. 15 Sept. 1871, at Aberdeen) has issue,

c. Henry Laoresce, b. .5 June, 3860, at Colchester.

II. Charles Prosper, b. 20 March, 18G2, at Cannaniore, East

III. Laurence d'Hauteville, b. 22 April, 1803, at Bangalore,
East Indies.

IV. Alexander James, b. 27 Blarch, 1S70, at Stonehaven,

I. Caroline Angelique, b. at Bangalore, East Indies.

Major Spearman, late a Capt. in the 66tlt Regt., is
Lord of the Manor of Thornley, and s. to the Each-
wick estate in 1876 (on the death of Robert Eeay
Spearman), under the will of his kinsman, Ealpli
:Spearman, Esq. of Eacliwick, an eminent local
..antiquary, who d. in 1823.

Lineage.— EojERT Spearman, a younger son of the
■Steauuans o/ 7)07! /u)i<7ton, Salop (said to have been seated
there from the Conquest), went into the North with the troops
ttiat suppressed the rebellion, called "The Pilgrimage of
Orace,'* and was at the battle of Solway Moss l.'')42. He <!.
circa ICOO, aged 81, leaving by his 2nd wife, a dau. of AVhit-
field of Whitfield.

EoiiERT Spearman, who held lands in Preston and Tyne-
moutli 16U. He j,i. Alice, dau. of John Browne, Lieut. -
• Oovernor of Tynemouth Castle, and had, with three daus.,
. and a younger son, Thomas, of whom presently, an elder son,
ilicuAEL, of Preston, Northumberland, ancestor of the Spuar-
MANS of Preston and Eacha-icl; in that co. (the last male
representative of which, Ralph Spearman, Esq. of Eachwiek, d.
1823). Robert Spearman d. 1G15. His 2nd son,

Thomas Spearman, Esq., 6. circa ITiOS; ?,'. 16 Nov. 1(120,
Margaret, dau. and eo-heir of John Atkinson, Gent, of Cleadon,
. and dying f> Dec. 1C31, left a son,

Eorert Spearman, Esq. of Preston, h. circa 1023 ; m. 1044,
Dorothy, dau. of John Pattison, of Boldon and Hedworth, co.
Durham, by whom (who w. 2ndly, Capt. James Cordie) he
had issue, 1 .John, his heir, and 2 Robert, of Old Acres, m.
1701, Hannah, dau. of William Webster, Merchant, of Stockton-
• on-Tees, and d. 1728, leaving three sons, 1 Robert, of Old
Acres, d. 1761, leaving, by Anne his 2nd wife, dau. of Robert
Sharpe, Gent., five daus., his co-heirs (Dorothy, ui. John Ralph
Ji'enwiek, M.D., of Durham ; Mary Anne, d. vmu. 9 May,
1777; Hannah Elizabeth, m. Thomas Wilkinson, Esq. of Cox-
hoe, CO. Durham ; Charlotte, m. Thomas Swinburne, Esq. of
Pontop ; and Margaret, ra. Calverley Bewicke, Esq., M. P. of
■ Close House, Northumberland); 2 John, d.s.p. ; and 3 William,
iather (by Hannah Milburn his wife) of Robert Wcmyss
Spearman, Esq. Robert Spearman d. 27 Jan. 1G57-58, and was
.3*. by his eldest son.

John Spearman, Esq. of Durham, bapt. 16 Jan. 164.^, a
sound and judicious lawyer and antiquary, who was for thirty
years Under-sheriff of Durham. In 1078, he purchased the
manor of Thornley. He m. 3 Nov. 1603, Elizabeth, dau. ana
co-heir of Hiehard Whitfield, Esq., jun.. Alderman of Durham,
and had issue. Mr. Spearman d. 21 Sept. 1703. His Oth son,
and eventual representative,

Gilbert Spearman, Esq. of Thornley, and subsequently,
jure uxoris, of Bishop Middleham, Barrister-at-Law, b. 21 Oct.
1075 ; in. Isl, 1097, Mary, dau. and co-heirot Robert Bromley,
Gent, of Nesbett, CO. Durham, and by her (who c/. 23 Jan. 1700)
had one son to survive, Robert, his heir. He m. 2ndly, 1
Sept. 1701, Margaret, dau. and sole heir of Robert Pearson,
Esq. of Bishop Middleham, by Mary his wife, dau. of Charles,
1st Viscount Cullen. and had issue,

George, of Bishop Middleliam, J. P., bapt. 23 April, 1714: m.

Anne, dau. of Ralph Sneyd, Esq. of Bishton, and dying

April, 17C0, left two daus., his co-lieirs, •

Elizabeth Honoria, m. her cousin, William John Spearman

Wasey, Esq., Lieut. -Col. in the Guards.
Anna Susanna, m. Gen. Wilkin Vyse.


Margaret, m. William Wasey, M.D., of Gerrard Street, Soho.
Mr. Spearman d. 1738, and was s. by his eldest son,

Robert Spearman, Esq. of Thornley, m. about 1721, Mi.s.s
.\nne Stone, of York, and had issue. Mr. Spearman d-. 1747,
and was .i. by his son,

Charles Spearman, Esq. of Thornley, m. 1st, Jane, dau. of
Robert Irvine, Esq. of Woodhall, co. Dumfries, and had issue,
two sons, of whom presently. He m. 2ndly, Margaret, sister of
William Young, Governor of Grenada and Tobago, b

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