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fit, Esq. J. P. and D.L. of West Skirbeck House, Boston,
(see Gabfit of Kenwkk Hall).

II. Cecil Grosvenor. b. 1S70.

III. Frank Heatheote. h. 1873.

IV. Arthur Edwards Cotton, h. 1875.

I. Ida Gwendoline. ir. Pearl Eleanor.

III. Franeesca Mary. iv. Violet Catherine.

Lineagre. — John Wilson. Esq. of The Grove, of Scotch
extraction, was a Civil Engineer and Contractor, and was
as:;ociatcd with Telford in the making of the Caledonian
Canal, the Suspension Bridge over the Menai Straits, and
many other works. He ?«. 179S, and (L 1834, having by Anne
his wife (who d. 18u5) had issue,

I. John Edwards, of The Grove.

II. William, of Pyon House, Wcohley.

III. Edward, of whom presently. iv. Pnbcrt.

I. Anne, )/i. Eev. J. Wynne. M.A., J.P. ii. Mary, c?. ituj/i.

III. Elizabeth, m. Rev. E. Owen, M.A., J.P.

IV. Charlotte, d. unm. v. Caroline, d. unm.
The 3rd son.

Edward Wilson, Esq. of Newcastle-nnder-Lyme, M.D. the
Senior Physician to the North Staffordshire Infirmary, and
■T.P. for CO. SfalTord, m. 183G, Marianne, dau. of F. H. Northen,
Esq. of the Lea House, near Ecclcshall, Staffordshire, by
Marianne his wife, dau. and co-heiress (with her sisters Eliza-
bclh, 7)i. AV. Benley Taylor, Esq. of the Brooms, co. Stafford,
J.P. and D.L., and Harriet, in. John Bagstaw, Esq.), of Ver-
non Cotton, Esq. of The Lea House, a member of the ancient
family of Cotton, of Combermere, and d. 1858, having by her
who of. the same year, had issue,

I. John Wii.son, now of The Grove.

II. Francis Edv>ard Edwards, Maj.-Gen. in the army, C.B.,
late York and Lancaster Eegt., 6. 22 Oct. 1839; m. 18ti8,
Man.-, dau. of Rev. C. Fife, of Flamstead, Jamaica, and
has issue, 1 Charles Edward, 2nd Lieut. Queen's West Surrey
Rest., I). 2 June, 1871 ; 2 Claude; and 1 Eirina.

I. Caroline, 7,i. 1864, Major Courtlandt Alexander Macgregor,
late R.E.

S«ot— The Grove, Market Drayton.
6'i«6— New Uiiiversity.


"Wilson. .Tony Gehald, Esq. of Cliffe Hall, co.
York, Col. commanding West Yorksliire Volunteer
Infantry Brigade, Lieut. -Col. and Hon. Col. com-
manding 3rd Batt. York and Lane. Kegt., late Capt.
8-ltli Eegt., J.P. and D.L. for North Eiding, co.
York, and co. Durham, b. Dec. 1841 ; m. 4 June,
1873, Angelina Hosa Geraldine, dau. of Hon. and
Eer. Henry O'Brien, brother of the 13tli Lord
Lichiquin, and has issue,

I. Richard Bassett, b. 1874.

II. Murrough John, b. 1875. in. Denis Daly, h. 1878.
IV. Frank O'Brien, 6. 1883. v. Gerald Geoffry, b. 1884.

I. Harriet Anne Dorothy, b. 1876.

II. Glady.s Mary. b. 1880. iii. Geraldine, b. 1888.

Lineage. — John Wilson, Esq. of Camp Hall, near Leeds,
b. 1731 ; ).i. 17G2, Sarah Lucas, and d. 24 April, I82I. He was
g. by his eldest son,

Jons Wilson, Esq. of Seacroft Hall and Cliffe Hall, near
Darlington, 6. 24 Feb. 1767 ; m. 1798, Martha, dau. of Richard
Bassett, Esq. of Glentworth, co. Lincoln, and by her (who d.
F'el). 1SG8) had two sons,

I. Richard Bassett, of Cliffe Hall.

II. John, of Seacroft Hall {see next memoir).
.Mr. Wilson d. 1836. His elder son,

Richard Bassett Wilson, Esq. of Cliffe Hall, b. 180G; m.
5 Dec. ]><39. Anne, dau. and co-heir (with her sister, Mary,
wife of Sir Lucius O'Brien, Bart.) of William Fitzgerald, Esq.
of Adelphi, CO. Clare, and d. 23 March, 18G7, having had

I. John Geeald, now of Cliffe Hall.

II. William Henry, of Adelphi, co. Clare, assumed the addi-
tional name of Fitzgerald by royal licence in 1872 {nee
Wilson- Fitzgerald;.

in. Richard Bassett, Lieut. -Col. Comm. and Hon. Col. 3rd
Dorhaui Militia, b. 1846.

IV. Maurice Fiizgerald, 6. 1858; to. F'lorence, dau. of Dr.
Badnell, D.D.

I. Juliana Cecilia, m. 1865, Thomas C. J. Sowerby, Esq. of
Snnw Hall, co. Durham, J. P., and has issue.

II. Mary Lucia.

III. Augusta Jane, m. 1870, Thomas Robins Bolitho, Esq. of
Trengwainton, Cornwall, J.P. and D.L.

IV. Emily Gertrude, m. 17 Dec. 1878, James Fitzgerald
Bannatyne, Esq. of Summerville, co. Limerick.

^rms— Per pale arg. and az. on a fess cottiscd three lions'
gambs erased tessways all counterehanged : in the dexter chief
quarter a wolf's head erased sa. Crest— On a mount vert a
lion's ganib erased fessways arg., thereon a lion's head couped

Seat— C\i(fo Hall, Darlington.


Wilson, Dahcv Bettce, Esq. of Seacroft Hall,
CO. York, J.P., b. 17 June, 1851.

Lineage.— John Wilson, Esq. of Seacroft Hall, J.P., D.L.,
(see Wilson of Cliff.: Hall), b. I Jan. 1808; m. 1846, Anna
Maria Isabella, dau. of Roderick Macleod, Esq. of Cadboll, co.
Ross, M.P., and had, amongst other issue,

I. Roderick John, b. 15 April, 1847 ; d. 3 June, 1881.

IT. Darcy BRncE, now of Seacroft.

III. Arthur Henry, ?j. 24 April, 1853; m. 1885, Alice Louisa
Wainwright, and has issue, a dau., Gladys.

I. Constance, m. 1887, Rev. Charles John Aylmer Eade,
Vicar of Aycliffe, co. Durham, and has issue three sons,
John ; Charles ; and Aylmer.

II. Louisa.

Mr. Wilson d. 29 Jan. 1S91, and was «. by his eldest surviving

Ai-ms — Per pale arg. and az., on a fess cotti;ed three lions'
gambs erased fessways all coanterchanged, in the dexter chief
quarter a wolfs head erased sa. Crest — On a mount vert, a
lion's gamb erased tessways arg., thereon a lion's head couped

Seat — Seacroft Hall, near Leeds.


Wilson, Charles Macro, Esq. late of More
Hall, now of Waldersliaigh, Bolsterstone, co. York,
Z-. 25 Feb. 1835; m. 30 March, 18(35, Mary Eliza-
beth, 2nd dau. of Eichard Thorp, Esq. of Barnsley,
and has had issue,

James Macro, b. 24 Feb. 1866 ; d. 7 March, 1866.

Lineag^e. — The ancestors of this very ancient family
resided at Broomhead from the time of Edward I., in whose
reign a grant of lands was made to Adam Wilson, his scutiger,
by Tliomas, Lord Furni val, at Wigtwisel, in the neighbourhood
of Broomhead, for services in the Scottisli wars.

John Wilson, living 37 Edward III. (son and heir of A.dara
Wilson, by Judith his wife, dau. of Sir Elias de Blidhope, and
grandson, by Joan his wife, dau. of Sir Robert Rous, of Ones-
acre, of John Wilson, son of Robert Wilson, and Havis his
wife, dau. of Thomas Shefiield, Lord of Bolsterstone), acquired
lands of West-thoipe, in HoylandSweyne, by his marriage with
Agnes, dau. of John Hunshelf, of Hunshelf, and transmitted
them to his eldest son,

John Wilson, of Broomhead, co. York, 8 Richard II. He
m. Julian, dau. andco-heirof John, son of Henry deBromhead,
and was father of

William Wilson, of Broomhead, 7 Henry IV., from whom
derived, 8th in descent,

Christopher Wilson, Esq. of Broomhead, bapt. I March,
1595, who held the rank of Captain in the Parliamentary
army. He on. 29 Oct. 1623, Mary, dau. and co-heir of the Rev.
John Ibbotson, of Wigtwisel, and had issue six sons. The 2nd

The Rev. Charles Wilson, M.A., of Broomhead, Rector of
Babworth and Vicar of Sheffield, bapt. 15 June, 1631; in.
about 1661, Anne, dau. and co-heir of the Rev. John Allot,
B.D., Rector of Little Thurlow and Wratting, Suffolk ; and
dying Sept. 1703, left issue,

John, his heir.

Cliristopher, of Holden, Bradfield, 6. 14 Aug. 1681; m. 29
Sept. 1715, Alice, dau. of Richard Bilham, of Holden; and
dying 2 June, 1730, left a son, Christopher, of London,
merchant, b. 1726; in. Hannah, dau. of Henry Clarke, of
King Street, London, and had two sons and two daus.,
Heniy, of London, merchant, who purchased the estate of
Broomhead from Rebecca, widow of John Wilson William,





also of London, merchant; Maiy, m. 1785, John Einiing-
ton, Esq. of liillsborouich (see Himington-Wilson, now of
Broomhcad) ; and Harriet, wife of Thomas Newberry, of

Mary, m. 1700, Godfrey Crosland, gent, of Cartworth.
Susan, d. unm. 1736.
Elizabeth, d. uimi. 1722.
The eldest son,

John Wilson, Esq. of Broomhead, 6. 13 Sept. 1672 ; m. 1711,
Mary, dau. of Thomas Macro, Esq. of Bury St. Edmunds,
Suffolk, High Sheriff 1701, and sister of Dr. Cox Macro ; and
great granddau. of Richard Cos., Bishop of Ely, and tutor to
King Edwakd YI., d. 27 Feb. 173.5, having by her had issue,
one son and two daus. The eldest son,

John Wilson, Esq. of Broomhead, h. 28 April, 1719, the cele-
brated antiquary; in. 11 Sept. 1746, Susannah, dau. of Joseph
Oates, Esq. of Denby, near Wakefield; and d. 3 March, 1783,
leaving by her (who d. 1790),
Joirn, of London, /j. 1747 ; m. Rebecca, sister of Gen. Gent,
d. 1810, issue e.xtinct.
.Tosepli, b. 1749 ; </. unm. at Bengal.

Thomas, of Armley, near Leeds, b. 1752; in. 1779, Sarah,
only dau. of William Wrigglesworth, of Armleyridge ; and
d. 1817, liaving had a son, Thomas, of Armley, who m.
Sarah, dau. of Thomas Musgrave, of Koggathorpe. Their
grandson and only surviving representative is Samuel Eyres
Wilson, b. 7 Sept. 1850 ; in. Mary Watts, dau. of W. H.
Michael, Esq., Q.C.
William, of whom we treat.
The 4th son,

William Wilson, Esq. of SheEBeld, 6.24 March, 1754; m.
Oct. 1784, Sarah, dau. of John Allen, Esq. of Chapeltown, by
Marguerite his wife, dau. of Joseph Scott, Esq. of Alverthorpe,
and Marguerite his wife, dau. of Robert Rockley, of Woodsome
•(through whom and their ancestors Fairfax o/SieeJon, the
present family has a royal descent from King Edwakd 1.),
and d. 30 Aug. 1829, leaving issue,

William, of Fentonville, Sheffield, b. 18 Sept. 1786; ih. 23 May,
1812, Frances, dau. of George Woolhouse, Esq. ; and d. 10
Dec. 1847, leaving issue two sons and a dau., William, b. 7
JNIarch, 1813; d. unm. 19 Nov. 1879; George, rf. s. ;p. 30
June, 1859 ; and Sarah Anne, m. 1838, Richard Henry
Tarleton, Esq., and d. 1843.
James, of Brinkcliffe Tower.
Robert, of Slieffield, d. unm. July, 1830.
The 2nd son,

James Wilson, Esq. of Brinkcliffe Tower, and previously of
Highfield House, near Sheffield, co. York, b. 19 July, 1789 ; in.
12 May, ly25, Elizabeth, eldest dau. of the Rev. Jonathan
Aldcrson, M.A., Rector of Harthill, by Anna Maria his wife,
■dau. of the Rev. Rowland Hodgson, Rector of Rawmarsh. He
d. 14 July, 1867, and by her (who d. 20 Aug. 1850) had

I. James Allen (Rev.), M.A., of whom presently.

II. Charles Macro, now of Waldershaigh.

in. William Reginald (Rev.), M.A., Vicar of Bolsterstone,
near Sheffield, and Rural Dean of Ecclesfield, b. 15 May,
1838; m. 3 March, 1865, Martha, 3rd dau. of Richard
Thorp, Esq. of Barnsley, and has issue,

1 Reginald Thorp, h. 1 Feb. 1866.

2 Cyril Raynold, b. 6 Jlarch, 1867.

3 Rowland Alwyn, b. 18 July, 1868.

4 Clement Eustace Macro, b. 15 May, 1875.

5 Evelyn Rockley, h. 25 March, 1»79.

1 Ethel Mary Havis.

2 Christine Augiista, b. 7 Oct. 1871 ; d. 6 July, 1876.

3 Caroline Phyllis.

I. Sophia Maria Aldcrson, d.unm. 15 May, 1850.
It. Elizubelli Louisa, in. 1 Aug. 1873, Robert B. Robertson,

III. Mary Anna Maria, )/(. 30 Marcli, 1864, George Langford
Fosbery, Esq., who c^ 28 March, 1S79, leaving issue.

The eldest son, and representative of the family.

Rev. James Allen W:(lson, M.A., Rector of Bolton-by-
Bolland, co. York, Rural Dean of West Craven, and Hon.
Canon of Eipon, b. 3 Juno, 1827 ; April, 1860, Catherine,
younger dau. of Henry Remington, Esq. of Moiling and Ayn-
.some, CO. Lancaster, and has issue,

I. George Allen, i. 21 June, 1867.

II. Henry Remington Allen (Rev.), b. 21 Nov. 1869.
in. James Cox Macro Allen, b. 4 Oct. 1871.

IV. Lancelot Machell, b. 23 July, 1873.

V. Reginald Wellesley, b. 18 June, 1875.

VI. Lionel Gathorne, b. 25 Sept. 1876.
I. Mai'y Elizabeth.

H. Sophie Isabel, m. 24 April, 1SS3, JohnTatham Ware, Esq.
and has is.sue.

III. Agnes Catheiine.

Amu — Sa., a wolf rampant and in chief three estoiles or.
Crest — Ademi-wolf rampant or. iV/o<«o— Vincit qui se vincit.
Seat — Waldershaigh, Bolsterstone, Sheffield.



INGTON, Esq. J.P. of Broomhead, and Newstead,
CO. York, Lord of the Manors of Bolsterstone and
Hemsworth, late Lieut. Inniskilling Dragoons, b. 3
Nov. 1852.

liineage. — John Rimington, Esq. of Carlton, in the parish
of Royston, co. York, m. 10 Jan. 1757, Elizabeth, dau. of
Thomas Crosland, of Cartworth (son of Godfrey Crosland, by
Mary Wilson his wife), and d. 1780 (bur. 30 March that year),
aged 59, having had by this lady (who d. 18 April, 1797) the
following issue to survive infancy,

James, bapt. 20 July, 1759 ; d. 1785.

John, of whom we treat.

Henrj', of Carlton, bapt. 20 Dec. 1761 ; ni. Mary Gilberthorpe,

of Stainpole, near Barnsley, and d.s.p. 1831.
Thomas, of Sheffield, b. 3 June, 1763; d. 1809.
Godfrey, Capt. 21st Light Infantry, bapt. 21 Jan. 1771 ; d. ia

the West Indies, 1797.
Elizabeth, in. 6 Jan. 1783, Henry Tudor, Esq. of Sheffield, and

d. 22 March, 1800, leaving issue.

The 2nd son,

John Rimington, Esq. of Hillsborough, and Sheffield,
banker, bapt. 7 July, 1760; m. 19 June, 1784, Mary, dau. of
Christopher Wilson, Esq., Alderman of London, and rf.31 Jan.
1820, leaving by this lady (who d. 22 June, 1838) an only son
and heir,

James Rimington, Esq. of Broomhead Hall, and Newstead
Hall, Barrister-at-Law, J.P. and D.L. West Riding co. York,
and Lord of the Manor of Bolsterstone, bapt. 9 Dec. 1786 ; he
m. 1 Sept. 1817, Sarah, dau. of Samuel Broomhead Ward, Esq.
of Mount Pleasant, Sheffield, and liad issue,

Henry, his heir.

James Wilson, s. his brother.

John Wilson, of Upper Norwood. Surrey, 6. 18 May, 1832 ; iii.

20 July, 1864, Sophia Anne Adelaide, dau. of Sir Robert

Abercromby. Bart., and has issue, Ethel Adelaide Sophia.
William (Rev.), Vicar of Norton Subcourse, Norfolk, b. 16

Aug. 1834; m. 17 Jan. 1861, Mary Blanche, dau. of Rev.

H. Nicholls, and has issue, Hueh Henry, b. 2 Sent. lS!i3;

Frederick Wilson, b. 31 Jan. 1865; Percy William, b. J I

M.aroh, 1867 ; and Lucy Ellen.
Mary, d. 1 834.
Sarah, d. young.
Harriett, m. 10 Oct. 1848, Thomas, 3rd Earl of Ranfurly, who

d. 1858.

Ellen, d. young.
Luoy Anne, m. 19 July, 1860, Gen. Sir Edward Cooper

Hodge, K.C.B., Lieut. -Col. 4th Dragoon Guards.
Maria, m. Aug. 1861, Edward Salvin Bowlby, Esq. of the

Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law, and has isseie.

Mr. Rimington d. 30 Sept. 1839, aged 53, and was s. by his
eldest son,

Henrt Rimington, Esq. of Newstead Hall, b. 10 Sept. 1S20;
d. 11 July, 1849, and was s. by his brother,

James Wilson Ri.mington-Wilson, Esq. of Broomhead Hall,
J. P., b. 1 July, 1822; in. 6 June, 1849, Jane, dau. of Robert
W^allas, Esq. of Madeira, and has issue,

I. Reginald Henry, now of Broomhead, b. 3 Nov. 1852.

II. Henry, 6. 11 Jan. 1854.

I. Harriott Mary, m. 1875, Sir Alexander Moncrieff, K.C.B.,

of Barnside, co. Perth, Lieut. -Col. R.M. Artillery, and has


This gentleman assumed, by royal licence, 24 July, 1840, the

additional surname of Wilson. He d. 1877, and was s. by his

eldest son.

&'a;,s— Broomhead Hall, Bolsterstone, near Sheffield; and
Newstead, co. York.

Wti6— Naval and Military.


"Wilson, Hexet S. Lee, Esq. of Crofton, West
Biding, and of Kilbam, East Biding, co. York, J.P.,
W. B., Y'orkshire, b.2S June, 1840 ; m. 14 Oct.
1869, Maria Christine, eldest dau. of James Grout,
Bey, of Smyrna, Asia Minor, and has issue,

I. Henry Christopher Bruce, 5. 12 Jan. 1875.

I. Florence Maria, in. Sept. 1890, George P. F. Byng, Major
1st Batt. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

II. Gertrude Dinely, m. 7 March, 1893, Harold Jennings,
(B.A.Camb.), eldest son of the late T. JenningsWhite,Es(i,
of Frogniore Lodge, St. Albans.

III. r.;irida Frances.





Mr. Wilson, late an officer in the 13th Light Dra-
goons and 15th Eeet., *. to the estates on the death
of his father in 1869.

Liineage. — Tliis family depccnds from a common ancestor
■Vfith Richard Focntayne 'Wilson, of Melton, co. York,
whose eldest son on fuocoedinfc to the estates of his great
grandmother, assumed the name of Montago {see Montagu
o/^-Idton, CO. York; nnd rappliicick; co. Notts).

Richard AVilson, Esq. of Leeds, bapt. 8 March, 162.5, son
of Thomas 'Wilson, of Leeds, hy Anne Parker his wife ;
vi. Euphame. dau. of Thomas Brown, and d. 6 May, 1CS8,
havins had by her (whose will was proved at York, 28
July, 1710), besides a dau., Mary, who was twice married, two
Thomas, of Mill Hill, Leeds, 7ii. Elizabeth, dau. and co-heir
of Richard Sykes, Esq., and d. 8 Jan. 1694-5, leaving a
Richard, of Mill Hill, Recorder of Leeds, d. 1761. His
youngest son,
Christopher (Right Rev.) D.D., Bishop of Bristol, h. 1 71,'i,
consecrated 1783 ; d. 1702; in. Anne, dau. of Edmund
Gibson, CD., Bishop of London, was father of
Richard, of Ruduins Hall, co. York, Hi. 1781, Eliza-
beth, dau. and eventually sole heiress (by liis 3rd
wife, Anne, only dau. of Charles Montagu, Esq. of
Papplewick) of Very Rev. John Fountayne, D.D.,
Dean of York, d. 14 Feb. 1802. His only surviving
son, Richard Wilson, «. to the estates of his grand-
father, and assumed the additional surname of
FocNTATNE (s«e MoNTAGH of PappUwick and Mel-
Joshua, of whom hereafter.
Mr. 'VN'ilson d. 6 May, 1688. His younger son,

JosHLA 'Wilson, Esq., a Merchant at Dantzic; m. Eva
Schmidt, of Dantzic, and had two sons i. Jacob Richard, who
carried on the line ; u. Joshua, of Leeds. He d. 1693. His
eldest son,

Jacob Richard 'Wilson, Esq. of Bridlington, had by Alice
his wife, a son,

Joshua Wilson, Esq. of Pontefract, co. Y''ork, who pur-
chased the Manor of Crofton, 6. at Leeds, 21 May, 1705 ; m.
4 July, 1726, Anne, dau. of William Clifton, of Houghton, co.
York, and co-heir of her brother, William Clifton, 31. D., and
had by her (who d. 14 March, 1762, aged 66) three sons and as
many daus.,

I. JosHi'A, his heir.

II. Richard, b. 18 May, 1732, bapt. 1732, d. unm. 7 Sept.

III. William, Barrister-at-Law, and Recorder of Berwick-
on-Tweed, 6. 28 Feb. 173J; m. a dau. and co-heiress of
Christopher Scott, of Sculcoates, co. York, and d. 1792,
having had with a dau., Anne (who d. unm. 1797), four

1 William, an officer in the 48th Regt., d. unm. of fever at
St. 'Vincent, West Indies, 4 June, 1794.

2 Charles, Capt. 65th Regt.,rf. unm.

3 Richard, Capt. 2nd Foot, b. 1778 ; d. Aug, 1839 ; m.
Jane Monkhouse, and had issue five sons and six daus., 1
EicHAED, rn. and has issue; 2 Charles, m. ; 3 William,
m. ; 4 Henry, b. 1815, d. 28 July, 1841 ; 5 Frank ; 1
Anna (Mrs. de Fayej : 2 Jane, ((. unm. ; 3 Margaret, d.
vnm.\ 4 Frances; 5 Marianne; 6 Charlotte (Mrs. Tud

4 Christopher, Capt. and Brevet-Major 22nd Foot, 6.
March, 1780, who, when Governor of Fort Tamative, in
Madagascar, was taken piisoner by the French and
while a prisoner of war on board the French frigate
"Eenommee"; was mortally wounded by the tire of an
English frigate whijh captured her, and was bur. at the
Mauritius in 1811. He w.31 Aug. 1801, Rebecca, dau. of
James Wyborne, Esq. of Hull Place, Sliolden, near Deal,
and by this lady (who was descended from the families of
Dinely and Goodere, co. Worcester, and d. 1867) left a son
and dau.,

Henbt, who s. toCrofton on the death of his kinswoman,
Mary Henniker, s. p. 1866, of whom hereafter.

Frances Elizabeth Wiight, of Drayton, near Whi'church,
Hants; -m. Ist, Sir Michael McCreagh, C.B., KC.H., Col
in the army, and 2ndly, W. J. Armstrong, Esq. of
Killylea, co. Armagh, J. P. and D.L., who d. 1872. She
had issue by both marriages.

I. Susannah, m. Rev. Francis Drake, D.D.

II. Anne.

HI. Diana, d. unm.
Mr. Wilson d. 24 Feb. 1778, and was s. by his eldest son,

Joshua Wilson, Esq. of Crofton Hall, b. 24 May, 1731 ; m.
the dau. and sole htiiess of Stevens, of co. Glamorgan, and
had two sons,

Henbt Weight (Sir), his heir.

Edward, Capt. 22nd Light Drngoons, who was killed in
Hohand, 1796, leaving an only dau..
Mart Wright, who became heiress to her uncle. Sir Henry

Mr. Wilson d. 1797, and was s. by his elder son.

Sir Henrt Wright Wilson, Knt. of Crofton Hall, co.
York, and Chelsea Park, Middlesex, M.P., Capt. Ist Life
Guards; ra. Ist, 1780, Jane, dau. of William Chaloner, and
sister of Anne, Countess of Edward, 1st Earl of Harewood,
and 2ndly, 1799, Lady Frances Elizabeth Brudenell-Bruce,
2nd dau. of Thomas, 1st Earl of Ailesbury, but d. s. p.
3 Dec. 1832, leaving his widow. Lady Frances, a life
interest in his estates, which, at her death 1836, passed to his

JfAiiT Wright Wilson, m. John Henniker, Esq., and d.s.p.,
6 July, 1866, when she was s. by her kinsman,

Henry Wilson, Esq. of Crofton Hall. This gentleman, Capt.
King's Dragoon Guards, b. 1806 ; m. 1st, 1830, Mary, eldest!
dau. of T. Ilutchins, Esq., and by her (who d. 27 Nov. 1849>
had issue,

Henry S. Lee, his heir, now of Crofton Hall.

John Henniker, late Capt. 5th Middlesex Militia, b. 1843; to.
Isabella, dau. of — Hall, Esq., and has issue, a son, Henry,
b. 1873, and two daus., Blanche and Rosalie.


Amelia, m. 1866, E. Bower, Esq., M.D., and has issue.

Rosalie Anna, m. Aug. 1873, Alfred Winkfield, Esq., M.B. ;
Capt. Wilson m. 2ndly, 1853, Catherine Jane, only child and
heiress of John Cook, Esq., Capt. 2nd Middlesex Militia, and
by her (who d. 1856) had two sons, Christopher, 6. 1854, and
d. following year, and James Bargrave Wyborne, b. 1856,
Capt. and Brevet Major 3rd batt. East Yorkshire Regt.
Capt. Henry Wilsijn d. 15 July, 1869. and was s. by his eldest son,
the present Henry S. Lee Wilson, Esq. of Crofton Hall, and.

yfr7)is— Sa., a wolf salient or, charged on the breast with a
mascle gu., in chief three estoiles arg. C')'f.<:^ — A demi-woll or
charged on the breast with a chapeau the front to the sinister
az. MotiQ — Res non verba.

SeoJ— Crofton Hal), Crofton, near Wakefield.


Wilson, George Holt, Esq. of Redgrave ITall,
Suffolk, J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff 1877, b. IG
Nov. 1836 ; m. 20 April, 1865, Lucy Caroline,
eldest dau. of William Edward James, Esq. of
Barrock Park, Cumberland, and by her (who d. 12
Oct. 1888) has issue,

I. George Rowland Holt, B.A. Oxon, 6. 26 Feb. 1?G7.

II. Arthur Holt, Lieut. 1st Batt. East Surrey Regt., 6. 24-
July, 1869.

III. Basil Holt, b. 7 Sept. 1872.

IV. Leonard Holt, b. 11 Jan. 1875.

V. Francis Holt, b. 28 July, 1876.

VI. Villiers Holt, b. 13 April, 1878.

VII. Piers Holt, b. 3 Jan. 1883.

I. Louisa 'Violet Elizabeth.

II. Evelyn Lucinda.

III. Jlargaret Cecilia.

Lineage. — The Wilsons of Redgrave are a branch of the-
ancient family of Wilson of Dallam Tower.

Thomas Wilson, Esq. of Gl'ay's Inn, Barrister, sometime
Chief Justice of Dominica, bapt. 1725, 3rd son of Daniel
Wilson, Esq. of Dallam Tower, M.P. for Westmorland, by
Elizabeth Crowle, his wife ; m. Lucinda, eldest, dau. of Row-
land Holt, Esq. of Redgrave Hall, Suffolk, and d. 1808, leaving
issue (with two daus., Lucinda, m. William Raven, Esq. of
Camberwell, and Isabella, ,j!. 1st, Henry Leslie Grove, Esq.,
and 2ndly, John Belson) two sons, George, his heir, antl
Daniel. The eldest son,

George Wilson, Esq. of Redgrave Hall, Admiral of the
Red, ))i. 22 Aug. 1801, Catherine, dau. of John Pollard, Esq.
of Ewell, Surrey, and d. 3 March, 1826, aged 71, leaving

I. George St. Vincent, his heir.

II. Thomas Daniel Holt (Uev.), A.M.. Rector of Redgrave,
Botesdale, and Ilindcrclay, SulTolk ; r,i. 26 Nov. 1839. Bar-
bara, eldest dau. of James Hales, Esq. of Norwich (youngcsc
son of Robert Hales, Esq. of King's Lynn, by Anne hi.s Hire,
eldest dau. and coheir of Sir John Turner, Bart., M.P.),
and d. 4 Jan. 1881, having had issue by her (who d. 13 Jan.

1 Charles Holt (Rev.), M.A., Vicar of Dillon, Wilts,





6. 2 Dec. 1811; m. ISU, Ellen Catharine, dau. of Rev.
T. T. Upwocd.

2 Thomas Holt (Rev.), M.A., Rector of Redgrave and
Botesdale, Suffolk, b. 4 June, 1843; vi. 1st, 13 Sept. 1870,
Helen Emily, dau. of Edward Greene, Esq., M.P., of
Nether Hall, Suffolk, and by her (who d. 25 Oct. 1880)
has issue. He m. 2ndly, 29 Aug. 1882, Alice Bertha, 5th
dau. of Rev. Edmund Dawe Wickham, and widow of
Henry John Smith, Esq. (.tee Burke's Peerage, Smith-
Markiott. Bart.) ; she d. 5 March, 18«3. He m. 3rdly, 8
July, 18U0, Mary Isabella, only child of Rev. Michael
Turner, Rector of Cotton, Suffolk, and has i.ssue.

3 Algernon George, h. 25 July, 1844; m. 1872, Charlotte
Parsons, and d. at Melbourne, 7 Sept. 1877. His widow
d. 1879.

4 Edward Hales, Bengal Staff Corps, h. 17 Sept. 1845 ; m.
at Agra, 1874, Rose Mackenzie, dau. of J. Alone, Esq.,
and has issue.

.5 Rowland Holt, 6. 4 Nov. 1846; m. 18

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