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ms — Quarterly: 1st and 4th, chequy arg. and az., on a
chevrun engrailed or, three anchors, sa. a chief gu. charged
with a lion passant of the first, for Tollet ; 2nd and 3rd, arg.,
on a bend az. between three crows sa. beaked and legged gu.
as many garbs or, for Wicksted. Crests — 1st : Two serpents
ppr. issuing from and round a garb or; 2nd: A pyramid
erected on a pedestal of one degree arg. the top entwined by a
serpent descending ppr. respecting an escroll, with the Motto
— Prudentia in adversis.

Seat — Betley Hall, Newcastle-under-Lyme.



of Newton Hall, and Hauxley, Northumberland",





J.P. for COS. Chester and Northumberland, High
Sheriff 1S74, Major Is'orthubmerland Militia, s. to
the estates of his maternal uncle 1S5G ; w. 20 April,
1S64, Cecilia, eldest dau. of Edward John Gregge
Hopwood. Esq. of Hopwood Hall, co. Lancaster,
and has issue,

1. Gerard, b. 1S71. ii. Bertram Fitzlierbert, 1873.

I. Francis Dorothy, ;«. 20 Sept. 1S85, Sir Edward Grey,

Bart, of Fallodcn.
n. Idonea.

Lineage. — The Widdringtoks of Hauxley are descended
from the family of that nane which was settled at AViddring-
ton Castle before the Xorman Conquest. A great accession
to the property was made about the year 1300, by marriage
with a dau. of the House of Swinburne, ancestor of the Swin-
BCKXEs of Caplv.aton, and co-heiress witli her sister, who ■ni.
John do Strivelyn, ancestor of the Mtdletonso/ Bdsay Casttc.
Soon after this event, scions from the parent stock of Wid-
drington began to root and thrive in different parts of the co.
of Northumberland and of those adjoining it. They fre-
quently filled the office of High Sheriff and of Knight of the
shire, and many individuals of the family appeared in high
situations as couueillors and warriors of their times, and
scarcely a local transaction of peace and war occurs in those
ages in which they are not concerned. The ballads of Chevy
Chase and of the Hermit of Warkworth have transmitted their
names to posterity. Sir William Widdrington (1st Lord Wid-
drington) raised forces and fought with distinguished bravery
on the side of Charles I. He fell in the battle Wigan 1G51,
refusing to take quarter when overpowered by the Parliamen-
tary forces.

The chivalrous attachment to the House of Stuart was in-
herited by his descendants, and AVilliam, the 4th Lord Wid-
drington, engaged in the rising of 1715. He and two of his
brothers were taken prisoners in the battle of Preston, and
were accused, with six others among whom was Lord Der-
wentwater, of high treason ; they were found guilty and con-
demned. Lord Widdrington was pardoned, but the attainder
of his blood and property remained.

By this rash adventure, a family which for seven centuries
had flourished in affluence and power, was brought to ruin.
The property was purchased from the Government by C.
Ficvel, Esq., and, through his dau., it passed to the Warrens,
and from them to Lord Vernon, and recently to W. H. Taylor,
Esq. The old castle, a noble specimen of border architecture,
■was burnt after the confiscation of the property, and the
building which stands on its site is of modern construction.
The last Lord Widdrington was bur. at Helmsley, co. York.
1743 (Sic Bcrke's Extinct Peerage).

Nathaniel Widdrixgton, who appears to have been the
last male descendant of the Widdrington family, d. without
issue, 17S0. He had ttiree sisters, one of whom d. v.nm^\
Frances, m. E. Browne, Esq. of Northumberland ; and the
youngest m. Capt. Teesdale, of Sussex. Mrs. Browne and
Mrs. Teesdale each left one dau., and of these daus., who
divided equally the estates of their uncle Nathaniel (after they
had been considerably reduced in value by a cousin to whom
he had granted a life interest), Sarah Browne m. Haw. Joseph
Cook, of Newton Hall, Northumberland, and Sarah Teesdale
m. Major Tinling. In compliance with their uncle's will they
took the name of Widdrington. Mr. Cook chose rather to
keep his own name, but Major Tinling took that of his wife,
and was afterwards Sir D. Latimer Widdrington, K.C.B. By
recent purchase, his moiety of the property has passed to the
Northumberland branch.

The ancestor of this family came into Northumberland im-
mediately after the civil wars, and bought estates at Newton,
Low Newton, Togstone, Bainsaugh, <tc. He divided these
■estates among five of his sons, leaving money portions to the
remainder of his family, seventeen in number. He bore the
arms of the Cooks of Gidea Hall, Essex, an ancient family of
that name, though now extinct, and it is probable that he
was descended from them. His grandson, .Samuel Cooke,
?/;. Elizabeth, dau. of T. Barker, Esq., and d.. 1797, leaving

Rev. Joseph Cook, of Newton Hall, h. 1759.

Samuel Cook, Lieut. -Col. 8th Hussars, d. at the Cape of

Good Hope, 1800.
Mary Cook, d. unm. 1840.

The elder son,

ItEv. Joseph Cook, s. his father 1797 ; m. Sarah Browne,
afterwards Widdrington; and d. 1844, leaving issue,

I. Samuel Edward Widdrington, Capt. E.N., F.K.S., F.G.S.,

m. Dorothy, dau. of A.Davison, Esq. of SwarlandPark, and

d. s. p. 1856.

II. John Widdrington, d. s. p. 1800.

III. Joseph (Kev.), d. s. p. in the Desert of Sinai, 1825.

I. Frances, vi. Shallcross Jacson. Capt. 3rd Light Dragoons,
son of Rev. E. Jacson, Rector of Bebbington, co. Chester,
and had issue,

1 Sh.allcross Fitzherbert, d. 1824. aged 4 years.

2 Widdrington, 41st Regt., killed by a fall (lom his horse
at Brecon 1845, aged 21 years.

3 Shallcross Fitzherbert, present proprietor of Newton
Hall and Hauxley, who, in compliance witli his uncle's
will, has taken the surname ot Widdrington.

1 Eliza, m. 1841, James Hugh Smith-Barry, Esq. of Mar-
bury Hall, CO. Chester, and Foaty, co. Cork. He d. 1856,
leaving issue. She «i. 2ndly, George Warren, 2nd Lord
de Tabley.

2 Frances Isabella, m. 1863, Charles William Oide, Esq. of
Nunnykirk, Nortliumberlaud, and had issue.

II. Elizabeth, d. unm. 1820.

^r)!!s— Quarterly : 1st and 4th, quarterly, arg. and gu. a
bend sa. ; 2nd and 3rd, or, a chevron vair between three cin-
quefoils sa. Crests— 1st : On a cap of maintenance gu. turned
up erm. a bull's head sa. ; 2nd : A garb or.

&a£— Newton Hall, Felton, E.S.O.


Wight - Boycott, Thomas Andeew, Esq. of
Rudgc Hall, Salop, b. 5 Aug. 1872 ; s. his father
6 Aug. 1891. On the death of his great-aunt, Miss
Emma Boycott, 29 Oct. 1892, in her 91st year, Mr.
Wight-Bo^^cott became the sole representative of
the Boycott family.

Liineage.— William Wight, after having alienated
Wight's Manor, resided at Blackland in Wimbledon, anciently
described as lying "in one culture on the west side of the road
leading from the Priory at Merton to Dunesford in Wands-
worth," which he and his ancestors had likewise held by
knight's service from the Abbey of Merton, and which
property continued in possession of his posterity for several
generations thereafter.

John Wight, of Blackland, great-grandson of the said
William, having m. Anna, dau. and heiress of John Bray (of
Brabceuf "consanguineus Baronis Bray"), and of Johanna his
wife, dau. and heiress of Sir John Jeuyns, Knt.,*s. in right of
his wife, to the estates of Braboejf, Polsted, and others, agreat
portion of which has since been alienated, but the manor of
Brabffiuf still remains in the possession of his immediate
descendant, the present Albert Wight, of Brabceuf.

Thomas Wight, 2nd son of John of Brabceuf and Anna his
wife, embraced the profession of arms, and in 1 Edward VI.
accompanied the Protector Somerset, in his invasion of Scot-
land, and was present at the battle of Pinkey in 1547. This
Thomas m. circa 1559, Janet Cockburn, dau. of the well-known
John Cockburn, Laird of Ormiston ; and after the treaty of
peace concluded at Edinburgh in 1560, he left Scotland with
his wife, and rejoined the garrison at Berwick. He was oc-
casionally employed in missions to Sir Thomas P.andollo at
Edinburgh until his death, which took place about the year
1572. After his death, his widow returned to Scotland with
her family, and settled at Ormiston under the protection of
her father, who granted to her and her family a house and
portion of land in that barony for her support. Their children

John, of Murrays.

Thomas Hugh, merchant in Edinburgh, d. 1C25.


The eldest son,

John Wight, of Murrays, ;». and d. circa IC26, leaving

I. John, of Murrays, d. circa 1650, of whom presently.

II. Alexander, of Glengelt, ancestor of the AVights of Glen-
gelt, Over Hartside, &c.

III. Adam, ?n. a dau. of Hugh Belsis, Esq. of that ilk, and
had issue, Robert, b. 16 Sept. 1627, who s. to the Barony of
Ilallydeane, co. Roxburgh, and was served heir of J. Bald,
of Ilallydeane, a.d. 1653. trom him the Wights of llalLij-
deunc and the south of Scotland are descended.

* Sir John Jenyns was son of Thomas Jenyns, and grandson
of another Thomas, by Margaret, dau. and heiress of Robert
Danhurst, of Braboiuf, which Robert was grandson of Robert
de iJanhuist, by Agnes his wile, dau. and heiress of Andrew
de Brabceuf, son of Andrew, and grandson of Geoffrey de Bra-
bceuf, living 16 He>iiiy III.





The eldest son,

John Wight, of Murrays, m. and liad issue,

I. EoBEET, of Murrays, of whom presently.

II. John, m. 1639, Elspeth Hunter.

I. Marion, m. 1638, John Warrender.

II. Agnes, in. 1643, James Crumbie.
The eldest son,

EoBEKT Wight, of Murrays, m. 2 Oct. 1647, Barbara, dau.
■of John Calderwood, of Pittedy; and d. circa 1670, having
had issue,

I. Alexander, of whom presently.

II. John, whose son, Alexander, was of Cotterwell, and m.
Hellen Hogg, of Inveresk. This branch is extinct, and
Cotterwell passed to the late Andrew Wight, of Ormiston.

The elder sou,

Alexakdeb Wight, of Murrays, and of West Byres. </.
1697, having had issue, by Janet his wife, dau. of David Bel-
sis, of that ilk (who d. 13 May, 1705, aged 68),

I. lioEEKT, of whom presently.

II. David, of West Byres, j?i. Beatrice Yule, and was ancestor
of the Wights of Dancrakitl, West Bjjres and Vcewjieid.

I. Janet, m. James Koualdson, of Dodridge.
The elder son,

Robert Wight, of Murrays, and of House of Muir, iii. Mary,
dau. of James Cuthbertson, of Pension; and d. Dec. 1734,
leaving issue,

I. Alexander, of whom presently.

II. Kobert, of Murrays, 6. 24 Oct. 1711 ; m. Agnes, dau. of
Charles Wright, of Muzzelburgh : and d. 1746, leaving

f. Janet, m. 24 Dec. 1719, John Cunningham, of White

H. Helen, m. 1734, James Angus, of Edinburgh.

iiL Marion, r,i. 1735, Patrick Buin, of Craig.
The eldest son,

Alexander Wight, of House of Muir and of Ormiston, in.
28 Nov. 1717, Katherine, dau. and heiress of Andrew Simpson,
of Pittendreich, and d. Nov. 1751, having had issue,

I. Andrew, of Ormiston, of wlioni presently.

II. Kobert, Capt., b. 18 Oct. 1720; killed at Carthagena,
June, 17-11, s. p.

III. James, b. 13 Nov. 1721 ; m. Beatrice, dau. of Alexander
Wight, of East Mains, and had issue.

IV. Archibald, Capt. 56th Kegt., 6. 23 Sept. 1725; killed at
the Havannah, 1 Oct. 1762 ; m. Helen Widdleton, sister
of Charles, 1st Lord Barham. She was b. 1735, and d.

V. John Wight, Capt. H.M. 53rd Ecgt., b. 18 July, 1734 ;
killed at Saratoga, 7 Oct. 1777, s.^J.

I. Elizabeth, b. 31 Oct. J 730; m. Thomas Johnstone, and
d.s. p. 31 Dec. 1815.

II. Arabella, 6.5 Oct. 1736; in. James Haig, of Garvald, and
d. 1 Jan. 1821, leaving issue.

The eldest son,

Andrew Wight, of Ormiston, 6. 5 Jan. 1719; tji. 29 Dec.
1758, Mary, only dau. and heiress of Rev. David Brown, D.D.,
and granddau. and eventually representative of Thomas Scotti
of Toderick, and by her (who d. 9 May, 1808} he left,

I. David, of Ormiston, of whom presently.

II. Archibald, b. 15 April, 1763 ; m. Elizabeth Hume, and d.
6 Dec. 1844, leaving issue. His wife d. 17 Dec. 1844.

I. Catherine, b. 18 Aug. 1761 ; d. unm.

II. Wilhelmina, b. 2 Oct. 1768 ; j;i. July, 1785, James Walker,
Capt. H.E.I. C.S.

III. Mary, b. 18 April, 1773; m. James Macrobin. Hed. 12
Ma}', 1822; and she d. 6 Dec. 1845, leaving issue.

rv. Johanna, m. Thomas Johnstone, of Templehall, and d. 22
Sept. 1813, leaving issue.

Mr. Wight d. 11 March, 1792, and was s. by his eldest son,

David Wight, of Ormiston, 6. 29 March, 1760 ; ja. 29 Nov.
1798, Elizabeth, dau. of Robert Wight, of Murrays and
granddau. of Robert and Agnes Wight (nee Wright),
aforesaid, b. 16 Dec. 1778, by whom (who d. 10 Feb. 1812) he

I. Ant)rew, of Ormiston.

II. Robert, d. 1807.

III. David, W. S. in Edinburgh.

I. Anne Margaret, m. Alexander Imlach Lambe.

Mr. Wight d. 17 Feb. 1830, and was s. by his eldest son,

Andrew Wight, of Ormiston, b. 28 April, 1800; m. 28 Jan.
1841, Louisa Mary, Catherine, youngest dau. and in her issue,
sole heiress of Thomas Boycott, Esq. of Rudge Hall, Salop,
and d. 20 Nov. 1858 (she d. 16 Aug. 1873), leaving issue, an
only surviving child,

Cathcabt Boycott Wight-Boycott, Esq. of Rudge, and
late of Ormiston, East Lothian, N.B., J.P. and D.L. for Salop,
Capt. Q.O.R. Staffordshire Yeomanry, and J.P. for co. Staf-
ford, b. 27 Nov. 1849 ; m. 1872, Elizabeth, youngest dau. of

George Grazebrook, Esq. of Pedmore, Stourbridge, co. Wor-
cester, and had issue,

I. Thomas Andrew, now of Rudge,

II. Carthcart Julian Boycott, b. 15 June, 1874.

III. William Reginald Boycott, b. 1 Feb. 1876.

IV. Augustus Charles Hubert Boycott, b. 1882.

I. Louisa Elizabeth Boycott.

II. Meta Eunice.

He s. by arrangement, during the life-time of his aunt, the
late Miss Euima Boycott, to the Boycott and Rudge estates,
and thereupon assumed, by royal licence, 22 Feb. 1886, the
additional surname and arms of Boycott, in compliance with
the testamentary injunction of his maternal grandfather,
Thomas Boycott, Esq. of Rudge. He d. 6 Aug. 1891, and was
s. by his eldest son.

Arms — Quarterly : 1st and 4th, gu., on a chief arg. three
grenadoes fired ppr., for Boycott; 2nd and 3rd, az., a chev.
erm. between in chief two bear's heads erased arg., muzzled
gu. and in base a cock or, for AVight. Crests — 1st, Boycott :
Issuant from a mural crown gu. an arm embowed in armour,
the hand in a gauntlet grasping a grenade sa. fired ppr. ; 2nd,
Wight : Issuant from the battlements of a tower sa., a bear's
head arg. muzzled gu., charged with a mascle, also sa. Motto
— Pro rege et religione.

6'eo«— Rudge Hall, Salop.


WiLBEEFOECE, WiLLiAM, of Markuigton, West
Riding, co. York, M.A., some time of Oriel Coll.
Oxford, Barrister-at-Law, b. 6 Dec. 1821 ; m. Ist, 30
April, 1849, Rosa Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Jone*,
Esq. of Penty Hall, North Wales, and by her (who
d. April, 1878) has issue,

William Basil, b. 3 Blay, 1850.

Mary Rosa, m. April, 187 i5, Edvvard Guerini, Esq. of
Florence, and has issue.

He m. 2ndly, his cousin Angela Frances, dau. of
the Rev. Henry Owen, by whom (who d. 1884) he
has a son,

Liineagre. — The family of Wilberfoece has been estab-
lished in CO. York from a very remote period. In the reign
of Henry II., Ilgerus de Wilberforce served in the Scottish
wars under Philip de Kyme, with a dau. Margaret, of whose
powerful House he had intermarried. The township of
Wilberfosse, eight miles east of York, gave him a mansion and
a name; and his property extended to the neighbourhood of
Stamfoyd Bridge, a spot then famous for the recent battle
between Harold and Tosti, the last victory of the last Saxon

At Wilberfosse, the family was fixed for many generations,
until after a gradual decline in wealth and numbers it dis-
appeared from the place about a century ago. About the
middle of the 16th century, Thomas Wilbcrfoss, the son of
William Wilberfoss, of Wilbcrfoss, 15th in descentfrom Ilgerus
de Wilberforce, by his 2nd marriase, settled in the neighbour-
ing town of Beverley. His son appears in the Visitation of
1612 as William Wilberfoss, of Brigham ; and here and at
Beverley the younger branch rose into importance as the
parent stock decayed.

Ralph Wilberfoss, of Brigham, 1665, son and heir of
William, and brother of William, Mayor of Beverley, ■'n. Mary,
dau. of Ralph Brigham, of Brigham, and d. 1655, leaving a

AViLLiAM Wilberfoss, Mayor of Beverley 1674, who was
displaced by the charter of James II., May, 1684, but re-chosen
Alderman, and restored to his seniority 7 March, 1699. He d.
1703, leaving five sons, William, b. 1655, d. 1679; Samuel;
Thomas, b. 1668, Mayor of Beverley 1709-12; m. Anne, dau.
and heir of Christopher Lonsdale, of Drewton (who d. 24 Dec.
1720), and d. 1742, leaving issue : Ralph ; and Christopher, 6.
1671. The 2nd of whom,

Samuel Wilberfosse, of Beverley, 6. 1663 ; in. 8 Oct. 1685,
Anne, dau. of Bobert Davye, Esq. of York, and heiress of her
brother, Robert Davye, Esq. of Markington. By her he lefta
son and successor,

WiLLLAM Wilberforce, Esq., Mayor of Kingston-upon-HuU
17'22, 6. 1690; ra. 21 Nov. 1711, Sarah, dau. of John Thornton,
Esq. of Hull, and had issue,

William, of Wimbledon, Surrey, m. Hannah, dau. of Robert
Thornton, Esq., and d. s. p. 1777.

Robert, of whom presently.





Anne, m. John Groathed, of Hull ; d. A Dec. 17S3, leaving

Judiih, m. Alderman John Bird, of London, and had, with
other issue, a dau. Hannah, wife of the Rev. Uoheit .Sum-
ner, and mother of .lohn llird Sumner. D.D., Archl'ishop
of Canterbury, and Charles Kichard Sumner, D.V., Bishop
of Winchester.
The younger son,

Robert Wilderfokce, Esq. of Kingston-upon-llull, b. 17'28-9
m. Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Bird, Esq. of Barton and
Corentry, co. Warwick, and by her (who d. 1T9S) had,

"William, his heir.

Sarah, m. 1st, Pr. Clarke, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Hull ; and
■Jndly, James Stephen, Esq., Master in Chancery.

^xT. Wilberforce d. 1768. His only son,

William Wilderfokce, Esq., 51. A. of St. John's Coll., Cam-
bridge, the eloquent and able philanthropist, was b. at Hull
'2i Aug. 1759, and received his education at the University
of Cambridge. In 17S0 he was returned to Parliament by
his native town, and eventually became, after a very severe
contest, one of the Knights of the shire of the co. of York,
1S09. He m. 30 May, 1797, Barbara, eldest dau. of Isaac
.Spooner, Esq. of Elmdon Hall, co. Warwick, by Barb.ara his
wife, sister of the 1st Lord Calthorpe, and by her (who d. 1847)
had issue,

I. William, of whom presently.

II. Robert Isaac (V'en), M.A.," Fellow of Oriel Coll. Oxford,
Archdeacon of the East Kiuing, co. York, 6. 19 Dec. ISO'- ;
iti. 1st, 16 June, 1832, Agnes Everilda Frances, dau. of
Fiancis, Archdeacon Wrangham, and Vicar of Hunmanby,
CO. York; and 2ndly, Jane, dau. of Digby Lcgard, Esq.
By the former (who d. 17 Nov. 1834) he left at his decease,

1 William Francis (Rev.), M.A. of University Coll. Oxford,
and Vicar of St. John's, Ousebridge, co. York, b. 27 June,
1833 ; 7?!. 20 Oct. 1870, Elizabeth, dau. of Charles Hope
Maclean, Esq. (see Maclean o/ A rdf/nur).

2 Edward, Barrister and Waster of Supreme Court of Judi-
cature, of Elmhirst, Spring Grove, Isleworth, b. 9 Nov.
1834; TO. 3 May, 1860, Fanny, dau. of Alexander Flash,
Esq. of New Orleans, and has issue,

Lionel Robert, b. 18 April, 1861.

Herbert William Wrangliam, b. 8 Feb. 1864, ra. 5 Nov.
1893, Florence, dau. of C. J. Monk, Esq. of Beuwell
Park. Hatfield, and 5, Buckingham Gate, S.W.

Alexander Basil Edward, b. 9 June, 18G7.

Eveline Agnes Fanny.

ni. Samuel (Right Rev.), D.D., Lord Bishop of Winchester.
etc., etc., 6. 7 Sept. IbO.'J: m. 11 June, 1828, Emily, eldest
dau. and co-heiress of the Rev. John Sargent, of Wool
Lavington, co. Sussex, Secretary to the Treasury, and M.P.
for Queensborough, by Mary his wife, dau. and sole heir of
Abel Smith, Esq., elder brother of the 1st Lord Carrinaton,
and by her (who d. 10 March, 1841) left issue at his death,
19 July, 1S73,

1 Herbert Willinm, b. 1833; d. a Lieut. R.N., 1856, from
the effects of the Black Sea and Baltic Campaigns.

2 Reginald Carton, of Lavington, Sussex, late 5ind Light
Infantry, J. P. and D.L. co. Sussex, b. 1837 ; m. 16 Jidy,
1867, Hon. Anna Maria, 4th dau. of 1st Lord Deninan,
and has issue, Reginald William, b. 1868; and Ernest
John, b. UG9.

3 Ernest Rowland (Right Rev.'), D.D., M.A. Exeter Coll.
Oxford, First Bishop of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, some-
lime Canon of Winchester, Sub-Almoner to the Queen,
Rector of Middleton Stoney, co. Oxford, and Vicar of Sea-
forth. CO. Lancaster, b. 1839 ; m. 1st, 23 June, 1803, Fian-
ces Mary, 3rd dau. of Sir Charles Henry John Anderson,
Bart. She d. 21 Oct. 1S70. He m. 2ndly, 1874, Emily,
only dau. of the Very Rev. George H. Connor. Dean of
Wiiidsor, by whom he has issue, Arthur Roland George,
i. 1877; Ethel Maude; Catherine; Sybil; and Emma

4 Albert Ba.=i] Orme (Rev.), M.A. Exeter Coll. Oxford, Hon.
Canon of Winchester, and Rector of St. Maiy's, Southamp-
ton, 6. 1841; m. 28 Nov. 1865, Caroline Charlotte Jane,
dau. of Capt. Netherton Langford, K.N., and has a son,
Herbert William, b. 1806.

1 Kmily Charlotte, m. Henry John Pye, of Clifton Camp-
ville Hall, co. Staffoid, Barrister-at-Law.

IV. Henry William, M.A. Oriel Coll. Oxford, sometime Rector
of East Farleigh, Kent, h. '22 Sept. Ib07 ; m. 24 July, 1834,
Mary, 2nd dau. and co-heiress of the Rev. John Sargent, of
Wood Lavington (who d. 27 Jan. 1878), and d. 23 April,
1873, leaving issue,

1 Arthur Henry, Order of Preachers, b. 14 March, 1^39.

2 Henry Edward, of the Probate Ofhce, b. 27 Aug. 18;J7.

3 Wiliiid Ignatius, of the British Museum, b. 23 June,

1 Caroline Mary, a Franciscan Nun.

2 Agnes Everilda Mary, m. 25 April, 1881, Richard Hur-
rell Froude, Esq., and has issue.

I. Barbara, d. unm. 30 Dec. 1S21.

II. Elizabeth, m. Rev. John James, M.A., and d. March,

Mr. Wilberforce d. 29 July, 1833. His eldest son,

William Wiliiekkobce, Esq., of Markington, J. P. for
cos. York and Middlesex, and M.P. for Hull, b. 21 July, 1798 ;
m. 19 June, 1820, Mary Frances, dau. of Rev. John Owen,
Rector of Paglesham, Essex, and had issue,

I. William, now of JIarkington.

II. Robert, 6. 1824; d. 1»25.

Jrms — Arg., an eagle displayed sa. wings inverted beak and
legs ppr. Crest — An eagle as in the arms. Motto — Nus non.

i'cat— Markington, Ripley, co. Yorks.


WiLBEAHAM, EooEB WiLLiAM, Esq. of Dcla-
mere House, co. Chestei', J. P., b. 29 July, 1817 ; >n.l2
Sept. 1850, Louisa, 3rd dau. of Kobert Gosling, Esq.
of Eotley's Park, Surrey, and lias had issue,

I. Arthob GeoRiIE, Capt. Somersetshire L.I., 6. 17 Feb.
1856: d. of wounds received in Burmah, 21 July, 1886.

II. Hugh Edward, Capt. Lancashire Militia, 6. 22 June,
1857; -..i. 1887, Lilla, eldest dau. of Rev. Thomas Coney,
of Braywick, Berks, and has issue, George IIdgh, 6.
1800 ; Ralph Venables ; and Vere May.

III. Herbert Vere, Capt. Shropshire Light Infantry, b. 19
Dec. 1858.

IV. Henry Dudley, b. 27 May, 1862.
v. Frederic William, b. 18 Nov. 1864.
VI. William Kobartes, b. 14 May, 1871.

I. Alice Mary. ii. Beatrice Augusta.

III. Ada Louisa.

Lineage. — The House of Wilbkaham, one of the most
influential and ancient in the co. of Chester, derives its
name from the manor of Wilbraham, co. Cambridge, where a
family bearing the local name was settled about the time of
Henry II.

Sir Richard de Wilbcrgham, Lord of Wymincham, Sheriff
of CO. Chester 43 Henry III., m. 1st, Margery, dau. and co-
heiress of Warin Vernon, Baron of Sliipbrook, by whom he
had one son, who d. s. p., and two daus., the wives of Richard
de Los'.ock and of Robert de Winnington. These ladies were
eventually co-heirs to their mother. Sir Richard m. 2ndly,
Lelitia, 2ud dau. and co-heiress of Sir William Venables,
Baron of Kinderton, by whom he had a son, his successor at
his decease, 2 Edward I.

William de Wilbraham, Lord of Radnor, from whom de-
scended the great family of Wilbraham. The senior line
seated at W^oodhey, co. Chester, was raised to the baronetcy,
but the title is extinct.

P.ANDCLPH Wilbraham, Esq., the 2nd son of Thomas Wil-
burgbam, of Radnor, by JIargaret his wife, dau. and heiress
of John Golborne, Lord of Woodhey, dying 2 March, 1548, left
by Alice his wife, a son,

Ralph Wilbraham, Esq., m. Elizabeth Sandford, co. Lan-
caster, and had issue, i. Randolph, a merchant of Bristol,
who d. s. p. 1581 ; ii. Richard ; iii. Thomas, Reco

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