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oollcombe, of Challonsleigh, who m. 1650,
Honor, dau. of Samuel Berry, of Saltram, parish of Charles,
Plymouth, and d. 1655. He had, with other issue,

William Woollcombe, of Challonsleigh, m. Grace, dau.
of Thomas Pearse, and d. llli, having had issue,

I. John, M.D. {m. Anne, dau. of John Yab, and d. 1757,
leaving issue, Tliomas, who to. Jane, dau. of Lancelot
Kobinson (formerly Hieks), and d. 1799, leaving issue, a
dau. and sole heiress Maria, to. in 1792, to her cousin,
George Woollcombe, Esq. of Hemerdon).

II. William, of whom presently.
The 2nd son,

William Woollcombe, of Plympton, who in. his first cousin.
Honour, dau. and co-heir of Robert Winston, of Turton,
Plympton St. Mary, and d. 1730. His son,

John Woollcombe, Esq. of Mill, Plympton St. Mary, m.
1730, Mary, dau. and heir of Eev. John Stokes, M.A.,



Vicar of Tamerton Folist, Devon, and d. 1757, having had"*
issue,

Thomas Woollcombe, Esq. of Plymouth, bapt. 1737 : to.
Priscilla, dau. and co-heir of Rev. John Bedford, M.A., Vicar
•f Charles, Plymouth, and had issue,

George Woollcombe, Esq. of Hemerdon, .I.P. for Devon,
6. 1765; TO. 1792, his cousin, Maria, sole heir to her father,
Thomas Woollcombe (son of the aforesaid John Woollcombe,
of Plymouth, M.D., brother of William Woollcombe, o.'
Plympton), and by her, who d. 1802, had issue, William,
Lieut. 71st Regt., served at Waterloo, rf. s.p.; and George.
He d. 1830. His younger son,

Vice-Admiral George W'oollcombe, J.P. for Devon, 6.
1795; TO. 1827, Mary Elizabeth, 2nd dau. of George Ley, Esq.
of Cockington, near Torquay, and by her (who d. 1887) had
issue,

I. George Let (Rev.), now of Hemerdon.

II. Henry Bedford, Viee-Admiral R.N. (retired list 1SS8), 6.
1831 ; TO. 1879, Eleanor A., dau. of Rev. A. Eden, Vicar of
Ticehurst, Sussex (Club — United Service).

III. William John, 6. 1832 ; m. Ann, dau. of John Pode, Esq.
of Plympton.

IV. Thomas Robinson, 6. 1833 ; d. 1834.

V. Robert, Major R.M., 6. 1835; m. 1871, Mary, dau. of —
Walter, Esq.

VI. Edward, of Anstey Hall, near Coventry, J.P. co.
Warwick, Col. R.A., b. 1842; m. 1872, Emma, dau. of
Capt. G. C. Adams, R.N., of Anstey Hall, (aii6i— Naval
and Military, and United Service;.

VII. Richard, b. 1847; m. 1874, Caroline, dau. of — Stocks,
Esq.

I. Mary Jane, b. 1830: to. 1S49, Rev. Thomas HuUah, M.A.,
Canon of Truro, Rector of Calstock, and d. 1808.

II. Sarah Anne, 6. Ib36; d. 1837.

III. Caroline, b. 1837 ; m. 1859, Rev. W. P. Bastard, Rector
of Lezant, Launceston, co. Cornwall.

IV. Sarah Maria, b. 1839.

Vice-Admiral G. Woollcombe d. 1865.

Arms — Arg., three bars gu. Crest — A falcon ppr. wings
displayed arg. charged with three bars gu., belled and jessed
or.

Scai— Hemerdon, Plympton, Devon.



WOOLLCOMBE OF ASHBTTEY.

Woollcombe, Charles Belfield, Esq. of Ash-
bury, Devon, J.P., b. 2 Marcli, 1851; m. 1890,
Belty, relict of A. A. Williams, Esq.

Lineagre. — William Woollcombe or W^olcombe, of Hol-
land, in Plympton St. Maiy, Devon, b. 1497 ; m. Kadegunde,
dau. and heir of Bawden, of Leeham, and had issue, i. Robert,
of Plympton, m. Emma, dau. and co-heir of John Pitts, of
Pitton, and d. 1584 (see Woollcombe of Hemerdon) ; ii.
Baldwin; in. William, of whom hereafter; i. Johan; ii.
Grace. He d. 1570. The 3rd son,

William Woollcombe, of Pitton in the parish of Yealmpton,
m. 1560, Joan, dau. and co-heir of John Pitts, of Pitton, and
had issue, i. John, his heir; ii. Henry, d. s. p. ; i. Pliilippa,
m. Henry Treby, of llolbeton; ii. Jane, vi. John Slanning, of
Plympton St. Mary ; in. Kadegund, hi. John Bickford, of Foss.
The eldest son,

John Woollcombe, Esq. of Pitton, &. 1573, signed the Vioi-
tationof Devon, 1629. He in. Joan, dau. of John Skinner, of
Bramford Speke, near Exeter, and had issue, i. William,
his heir; il. John, b. 1613 ; iii. Nicholas, b. 1616 ; iv. Robert,
b. 1618; I. Joan, b. 1607; ii. Susan, b. 1608; in. Mary, 6.
1612, TO. William Reynolds; iv. Agnes, b. 1616. He d. 1650^
His eldest son,

William Woollcombe, Esq. of Pitton, 6. 1606; m. 1633,
Mary, dau. and co-heir of John Pascoe, of Torr, Devon, and
had issue, i. Joun, his heir; ii. William, d. s. p. ; in. Henry,
m. 1684, Elizabeth, widow of Richard Stuckey, Esq. and sister
and heirof Henry Walter, Esq. of Ashbury, and d. s. p. 1692,
leaving Ashbury to his nephew, John Woolcombe ; iv. Philip,
d. s. p. ; V. Thomas, d. s. p. ; i. Joan, to. Richard Walters.,
The eldest son,

John Woollcombe, Esq. of Pitton, 6. 1635 ; m. 1672,
Thomasina Frances, of Plymouth, and had issue, i. John, his
heir; ii. Henry, d. s. pi- ; m. William, of Ashbury, which he
inherited from his brother John, d. s. p., and was s. by his
brother Philip, ; iv. Philip (Rev.), who s. his brother. He d.
1690, and was s. by his eldest son,

John Woollcombe, Esq. of Pitten and Ashbury, M.P. for
Plymcuth, and High Sheriff for Devon 1712, m. Anne, dau.
of Richard Hele, of Fleet, and d. s. p. 1713, when he left
Ashbury to his brother William, and Pitton to his brotber,

Eev. Philip Woollcombe, of Ashbury and Pitton, Vicar of



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Zeal Monacliorum. He 7«. Elizabeth, dau. of Offsring
Bhickhall, D.D., Bishop of Exeter, and had a son, John,
his heir; and two daus., Anne, m. Capt. William Carletcn,
brother of Guy, 1st Lord Dorchester ; and Elizabeth. The
only son,

John Woollcombe, Esq. of Ashbury, b. 1720, was High
Sheriff for Hevon 17ri4. He m. 1745, Mary, dau. and heir of
JetTery Mortli, or Jliirth, Esq. of Talland, Cornwall, and had
issue, I. John JIorth, his heir; ii. Henry, m. Betty, dau. of
William Helyar, Esq. of Coker Court, Somerset, and d. s. p.;
in. Philip, d. s. p. ; iv. William, m. Lst, Anne Walker, and
2ndly, Nancy Louis, and had issue; v. Francis, d. s. p.: vi.
Ch.irles, vi. Elizabeth Canvithen, and had issue. Mr. Wooll-
combe </. 177S, and was «. by his eldest son,

John JIorth Woollcombe, Esq. of Ashbury, 6. 13 Oct.
1747; m. 20 Dec. 1781, Harriett, dau. of William Helyar,
Esq. of Coker Court, Somerset, M.I', for that co., and had
issue,

I. John Mouth, his heir.

Ji. Henry (Kev.), b. 1781; m. 18 April, 1781, Jane Frances,
dau. of Sir Thomas Louis, 1st bart. of Chelston, Eear-
Admiral of the White, and d. 16 Aug. 1861, having had by
her (who d. 14 April, 1819) four sons and one dau.

1 Henry (Yen.), successor to his uncle.

2 Louis (Kev.), Vicar of Meheniot, Cornwall, formerly
Rector of Fetrockstowe, b. 27 March, 1814; m. 1864,
Augusta Rundell, dau. of Rev. Charles Browne, of Whit-
stone, Devon and has issue,

Charles Louis, Capt. King's Own Borderers, 6. 1857 ; to.
15 Doc. 1886, Agnes Meade, youngest dau. of Major-
Gen. J. T. Murray, C.B., commanding Lahore division.

Reginald, b. 1858.

Arthur Augustus, 6. 1360.

Gerald Douglas, 6. 1S65.

Margaret, b. 1855.

Clara Jaquette, i. 1863.

3 Eelfiold, Commander R.N., b. 24 March, 1816 ; m. 1861,
Fanny, dau. of Rev. Mr. Kendall, and has issue,

Belficid Morth, 6. 1869.

Laura, b. 1862.

Jaquette Mary, h. 1864.

Katherine, b. 1865. Effle, 6. 18G7.

Frances Chrysta.

4 George (Rev.), Rector of Highampton, Devon, b. 13
April, 1819; m. 1865, Emily Rose, dau. of Charles
Stirling, Esq., and has issue,

Henry St. John Stirling, b. 1869.
Louis Charles Stirling, b. 1872.
JIary Elizabeth StirUng, b. 1867.
Eleaner Jaquette Stirling, b. 1812.
1 Jaquette Harriett, of Morth Grange, near Exbourne, b.
22 April, 1817.

III. Robert, Major Royal Marine Artillery, m. Elizabeth, dau.
of Bonamy Dobree, Esq. of Beauregard, Guernsey, and had
issue,

Robert, m. Jane, dau. of James Kilkelly, Esq. of Driracong,
CO. Galway, and had issue, 1 Robert Lloyd, M.A , LL.D.,
Barrister-at-Law ; 2 Thomas Dobree; 1 Lsabella Frances
Mary ; 2 Anne Courtenay.

Frederick.

John Dobree, C.B., Brigadier-Gen. R.H.A., Bombay.

Harriett Martha.

Elizabeth Anne. Ellen.

IV. Thomas.

I. Harriett Helyar.

II. Elizabeth Bridget.

in. Maria Joanna, m. Rev. Stephen Oakley Attlay.

IV. Laura.

V. C.iiuime, m. John Sillifant, Esq.

Mr. Woollcombe d. 1802, and was s. by his eldest son,

John Morth Woollcombe, Esq. of Ashbury, High Sheriff
for Devon, 1822, b. 1783 ; m. 18 April, 1812, Anne Eleanor,
dau. of Sir Thomas Louis, 1st bart. of Chelstone, Rear-
Admiral of the White, and d. s. 2>- 1866, when he was s. by
his nephew,

Yen. Henry Woollcombe, of Ashbury, Archdeacon of
Barnstaple, b. 26 March, 1813 ; m. 14 May, 1846, Jaquete
Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Charles Belfield Louis, R.N., and d.
1885, having had issue,

I. Henry, B.A., J.P., b. 8 Aug. 1848; m. 27 July, 1876,
Annie Mary Josephine, dau. of William P. Jorden, Esq.,
and d. 18-3, having had issue, 1 Henry Morth, b. and d.
1877; 2 John Morth, b. 1878; 3 Louis Douglas, 6. 1882;
1 Jaquette Radegunde, b. 1S80 ; 2 Marcella Josephine, b.
1881 ; 4 Dorothy Mary, b. 1884.

II. Charles Belfield, now of Ashbury.

III. Walter George, 6. 2 Jan. 1856.
IT. Herbert Louis, 6. 1 Aug. 1862.
V. Thomas Clement, b. 2 July, 1864.
I. Mary, 6. 28 March, 1847.

n. Jaquete Frances, b. 1 Sept. 1867.



,4 n»s— Quarterly of eight ; 1st and 4th arg., three bars gu.
for Woollcombe ; 2nd, sa., three sinister w.iigs displayed arg.
for Atcomke; 3rd, arg., an eagle displayed uith two heads sa.,
a border of the last bezantec, forTREOiAN, 4th, sa., three fusils
conjoined in fess erm, for Gifford ; 5th., sa, a lion rampant
arg. , debruised by a bend gu., for Chdrch ill ; 6th, or, on a becd
cotised az. three cinquefoils of the Held, forDAWNhY ; 7th, arg.,
two chevrons, sa., for Esse. These are the arms given in Visit.
1020 ; the present family quarter also Pities— Arg., a chevron
gu. between three peacocks' heads erased az. ; and Mortd, arg.
a lion rampant between three fleurs-de-lis gu. Crest— A. spur
or, rowel points gu., as given in Vi^it. Devon 1620. Crest (now
borne)— a falcon ppr. wings displayed arg. charged with three
barg gu. boiled and jessed or.

Scars— Ashbury, North Lew, near Exbourne, Devon; The
Close, Exeter.

C^ 1(6— Conservative.



WOOLBYCH OF CEOXLEY,

WooLBTCH, WiLiiiAM EiciiAED, Esq. of Croxley
House, Rickmansworth, Herts, J.P., Barrister-at-
Law, b. 6 Jan. 1837; m. 18 May, 1870, Dorothea
Louisa, dau. of Humphrey Harper Burchell-Herne,
Esq. of Bushey Grange, Herts, J.P. {see Heene).

Liineage.— This very ancient Shropshire family is de-
scended from Sir Adam Wolryche, Knt. temp. Henky 111., he
was admitted of the Roll of Guild Merchants of Shrewsbury
1231, by the Saxon name Adam Wolfric, and was seated for
many years at Wenlock. The estate of Dudmaston was ac-
quired by the marriage of William Woolryche with Margar-
ette, dau. and heir of Hugh de Dudmaston, anno 9 Henry
IV., A.D. 1403. His descendant. Sir Thomas Wolryche, of
Dudmaston, was a stedfast and conspicuous adherent of
Charles 1. He was Governor of Bridgnorth Castle for
Charles L, and created a Baronet 4 Aug. 1641 ; he repre-
sented Wenlock and Bridgnorth in Parliament; b. 1598; d.
1668, aged 71. The baronetcy became extinct on the death
unm. of Sir John Wolryche, of Dudmaston, 4th Bart., 25 June,
1723.

The present family are descended from Edward Woolryche,
of Dinmore, co. Hereford, 2nd son of Humphrey, of Dud-
maston, recorded as one of "the gentlemen of Salop," IT
Henry VIII. (1501). He m. EHzabeth, dau. of William Gros-
venor, of Whitemore, and had issue, John Woolryche, of
Dinmore, to whom Qdeen Elizabeth granted the Manor or
Preceptory of Dynmore (this grant is found in the Patent
Roll, Elizabeth, anno tertio undecimo pars); he m. 1620,
Susan, dau. of Edmund Fox, of Ludford Court, co. Hereford,
and had issue, Edmund Woolryche, of Dinmore, who m. 27
July, 1640, Ann, dau. of Henry Hyatt, of Burton in Eard-
island, and had issue, John Woolryche, of Dinmore, m. 21
July, 1081, Penelope, dau. of Martin Sandys, of Cradley,
and d. 1703, having had issue, John Wolryche, of Dinmore
and ICipperknowle, who m. 19 Dec. 1719, Helen, dau. of Hum-
phrey Cornwall, of Kipperknowle. He is mentioned in Sir
John Wolryche's will as his cousin, .-xud was ultimate tenant
in tail of Dudmaston, but to which he did not succeed. He sold
Dinmore in 1739, and d. 30 Nov. 1759, leaving issue,

I. Edmund, of Kipperknowle, co. Hereford, rf. 18 Aug. 1775.
His great-grandson was Edmund Humphrey Woolrych,
Esq. of the Middle Temple, Barrister-at-Law, one of the
Metropolitan Police Magistrates, d. s. p. 28 Jau. 1883.

II. John, living 1766, d. s. p.
The 3rd son,

Humphry Woolrych, Esq. of Wellington, co. Hereford,
m. Mary, dau. of Daniel Andrews, Esq. of Wellington, and
d. at Fownhope, Hereford, 18 April, 1803, leaving- an only son
and heir,

Humphry Cornwall Woolrych, Esq. of Croxley House,
m. 12 Sept. 1793, Elizabeth, eldest dau. and co-heir of William
Bentley, Esq. of Red Lion Square, London, and by her left at
his decease, 25 March, 1816, an only son,

Humphry William Woolrych, of Croxley, J. P., Serjeant-
at-Law, b. 24 Sept. 1795; m. 3 July, 1817, Penelope, youngest
dau. of Frances Bradford, Esq. of Great Westwood, Herts,
and had issue,

I. Humphry Fitzroy (Rev.), M.A., late Vicar of Oarc,
Favershara, now of Hartlebury, co. Worcester, b. 10 Feb.
1823; VI. 1862, Mary Katherine, dau. of J. 11. Watson, Esq.,
and has issue, Humphry Stephen, Lieut. 8th King's llegt.,
and Kate Penelope.

II. Francis Benson WiUiam, C.E., b. 20 Jan. 1826; m. 23
Dec. 1859, Frances Emily Sherrington, and has issue.

III. William Richard, now of Croxley.

1. Penelope Avice Anne, m. W. C. Belt, Esq., Barristcr-at-
Law, of Adelaide, S. Australia ; she d. 5 May, 1873, leaving
issue.



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- n. Mary Anne, m. 19 April, 1860, Henry William Willouehby,
Esq. of Montagu Square ; he d. Aug. 1 88 1, leaving issue.

III. Anna Maria Amelia Eaikes Elizabeth Bentley, ra. 2 July,
1862, Right Rev. John James Stewart Perowne, i).D., Bishop
of Worcester, and has issue.

IV. Elizabeth m. 10 March, 1870, Eev. Thos. Jenkins,
Sector of Caerphilly, co. Glamorgan, she d. s. p. 16 June,
1871.

Mr. Serjeant AVoolrych d. 3 July, 1871.

Arms — Az., on a chevron between three swans, wings
•elevated arg. beaked and legged gi'., a crescent sa. Crfst — An
oak tree ppr. /Sea«— Croxley House, Rickmansworth, Herts.



WOOLSEY OF MILESTOWN.

WooLSET, O'Beien Bellinqham, of Milestown
and Priorland, co. Loulh, J.P. and D.L. for co.
Loutli, High Sheriff 1889, Maj.-Gen. (retired) Roval
Artillery, b. 26 Aug. 1827; m. 12 April, 1855,
Anna, eldest dau. of the late Sir John Walsham,
Bart, of Knill Court, co. Hereford, (see Bueke's
JPeerac/e), and has an only child,

Alice, m. 21 April, 1887, Cecil Butler, Esq., Barrister-at-
Law, 4th son of the late Hon. Charles Lennox Butler,
son of James, 22nd Lord Dunboyne, and has an only dau.
Cecilia Frances (see Bdrke's Peerage).

Xiiueagre. — Early in the I7th century the name is found
in the county Armagh. Benjamin Woolset had a grant of
fee farm lands in and about Portadown in 1663, and his will
was proved 1C90.

The Rev. WiLLUM Woolset, M.A.,was Chaplain to Primate
Boulter, and became successively Vicar of Dundalk, 1709-28,
and Rector of Faughart, 1728, to his death in 1748. He ac-
quired Priorland, near Dundalk, and left two sons, John, of
whom presently, and Thomas (Rev.), Rector of Faughart,
1754-75, and of Forkhill, 1775, to his death in 1779, who m.
1st, a sister of Ephraim Stannus, of Carlingford, and 2ndly,
Jane Read of Dundalk. The elder son,

John Woolset, Esq. of Priorland, entered the Temple
before 1733, m. Lucy, dau. of the Rev. Richard Palmer, and
d. at an early age, July, 1752, leaving an only child.

Rev. William Woolset, of Priorland, M.A. of Cambridge,
•6. about 1750; was sometime Lieut. 61st Regt.; became
Eector of Kilsaran (Castle Bellingham) in 1794; vu. Mary
Anne, dau. of Col. Alan Bellingham, of Castle Bellingham,
<;o. Louth (and sister to Sir William Bellingham, 1st Bart.)
by whom he had issue,

I. John, of whom presently.

II. Thomas, of the Civil Service (Admiralty), b. 1784, m.
Elizabeth, 3rd dau. of William Gibson, Esq., who d. 1866,
leaving issue by him, who d. Sept. 1834.

III. William, b. 1785, became Commander of H.M.S.
"Papillon," supposed to have been lost about Sept. 1805,
with that vessel.

3v. O'Bryen Bellingham, some time Accountant-General of
the Admiralty, vi. Emily, dau. of William Holt, Esq. of
Enfield, he d. s. p. Jan. 1874, aged 82, his wife dying in
the same year.

I. Alice, in. Uichard Moore, Esq. of Summerhill, co.
Tipperary, d. leaving issue by him who d. 1826 (see Mooke,
of Barne),

It. Lucy, d. unm.

III. Frances, m. her cousin, Richard Palmer, Esq., and d.
July, 1870, leaving issue by him.

IV. Mary Anne, m. William Cairnes, Esq. of Stameen, co.
Meath, and d. 24 Sept. 1865, leaving issue by him.

V. Elizabeth Sophia, m. 28 Sept. 1815, James Jameson, Esq.
of Winfield, co. Galway and Montrose, co. Dublin, brother
of her brother-in-law, and d. leaving issue.

llcv. W' illiam Woolsey, who was subsequently m. a 2nd time,
<l. Sept. 1832, aged about 82, his widow surviving to Oct.
1884, aged 86, and was s. by his eldest son,

John Woolset, Esq. of Priorland, b. 6 Jan. 1782, became
Capt. 82nd Regt. 8 Jan. 1802, and after retiring from that
Regt. was appointed on 6 Dec. 1808, 1st Lieut, in the Castle
Bellingham Infantry, a yeomanry corps. High Slieriff of co.
Louth 1826, m. 30 March, 1812, Janet, youngest dau. of John
Jameson, Esq. of Alloa, N.B. (»£« Jameson) and by her had
issue,

I. John, 6. 12 May, 1815, cf. s.p. 18 May, 1819.

II. William, liis successor.

III. Robert Jameson 0. I Sept. 1821, d. s. p. 6 March, 1838.

IV. O'Bkien Bellingham, now of Milestuwn.

V. John, of Castlu Cosey, Castle Bellingham, b. 21 Aug. 1830,
VI. in 18G5, liis cousin, Elizabeth I^ucy, 2nd dau. of Rev.
Henry de Laval Willis, Rector of Bradlord, Y'orksliire ; she
d. 10 Nov. 1870, aged 26, and he d. s. p. 25 May, 1887.



I. Mary Anne, 6. 16 Jan. 1813, m. 25 Oct. 1836, Major John
Woolmore Simmons Smith, 14th King's Light Dragoons, and
d. 3 April, lb81, leaving issue.

II. Margaret, h. 12 July, 18i6; to. Charles Thornhill, Esq.,
late Capt. 14th King's Light Dragoons (afterwards the Rev.
Charles 'Ihornhill), 2nd son of George Thornhill, Esq.,M.P.
of Diddington, Huntingdonshire, and d. July, 1877, leaving
issue by him, who d. 31 Aug. 1881, aged 69 {see Thornhill).

III. He';n Jameson, 6. 10 Nov. 1819 ; ?«. Rev. William Thorn-
hill, Rector of Offord D'Arcy, Huntingdonshire, 4th sun of
George Thornhill, Esq. {see above) and by him (who d. 17
Sept. 1872, aged 49) had issue.

IV. Frances Hester Bellingham, 6. 16 Aug. 1823, d. 28 Sept.
1838.

Mr. Woolsey d. 1 Aug. 1853, aged 71 (his widow surviving
till 10 April, 1861, aged 72)and was s. by his eldest surviving
son,

William Woolset, Esq. of Priorland and Milestown, b. 29
Aug. 1818, J.P. for CO. Louth, High SheriEf 1868, m. 1st.
Frances Rose, 2nd dau. of Samuel Vesey, Esq. of Derrabard
House, CO. Tyrone (see Veset), who was drowned 4 Oct. 1865,
aged 40: and 2ndly, in 1868, Mary Elizabeth Heath, younger
dau. of William Hcaih Jary, Esq. of Blofield Lodge, Norfolk
{see Jart). He d. s.p. 11 May, 1887, and was s. by his brother
the present Majob-Gen. Woolset, of Milestown.

Arms — Sa., on a cross engrailed ar, a lion pass, guard, gu,
crowned or, between four leopards' faces ar, on a chief of the
second, a rose of the third between two Cornisli choughs ppr.

Crest— A. demi wolf holding a battle-axe.

Motto — Au bon droit.

Seat — Milestown, Castle Bellingham, co. Louth.



WOOSNAM OF GLANDWR.

WoOSNASr, BOWEN POTTINGEB, Esq. of Tjn-y-
graig, CO. Brecknock, J.P. and D.L. for that co. and
J.P. CO. Montgomery, High Sheritf for the former
1893 ; B.A., Oxford, member of the Inner Temple,
b. 30 March, 1850; m. 15 Aug. 1876, Kate, dau. of
William Evans, Esq. of The Fields, co. Monmouth,
and has issue,
I. Richard Bowen, 6. 17 Nov. 1880.

I. Kate Marjorie, 6. 11 May, 1877.

II. Mary Dorothy, b. 10 April, 1879.

III. Florence Gwendolen, 6. '20 Dec. 1883.

Liineag'e. — The ancestors of this family came to England
with William 111., and settled in the co. Montgomery, where
they have been landowners ever since.

Richard Woosnam, Esq. of Tymawr, co. Montgomery, vi.
Anne Bowen, of Tyddyu, Llandinam, who d. 15 Aug.
1800. He was bur. at Trefeglwys, 17 April, 1781, leaving a
son,

Bowen Woosnam, Esq. of Glandwr, co. Montgomery, bapt.
5 July, 1771; m. 25 Jan. 18U5, Elizabeth, dau. of Charles
Cole, Esq. (she was b. 10 Jan. 1788, andd. 12 July, 1861.) He
d. 3 Sept. 1841, and left issue,

I. Charles Thomas, in. Harriett Peele, and d. s. p. 28 Jan.
1869.

II. James Bowen, proceeded in 1828 from the Military Coli.
of Addiscombe to Bombay as a Lieut, of Artillery, and in
that branch, of H.M.'sarmy, he attained the rank of Major-
Gen., having chiefly served in the Horse Artillery. He
accompanied Lord Keane to Ghuznee and Cabul, and bore
the medals granted lor the capture of the former place, and
also for the taking of Khilat, He to. Agnes Bell, and d. 14
Oct. 1877, leaving issue,

1 James Bowen. 2 Charles Maxwell.

1 Elizabeth. 2 Etty. 3 Ellie.

4 Katherine. 5 Amy. 6 Grace.

III. Richard, of Glandwr.

I. Elizabeth Alicia, to. Kev. George Fisher, M.A., Chaplain
R.N., and to Greenwich Hospital, by whom she had a son,
George, and two daus., Alice and Elizabeth.
The 3rd son,

Richard Woosnam, Esq. of Glandwr, co. Montgomery, and
Tyn-y-graig, co. Brecknock, J.P. for both cos., b. 9th April,
1815; m. 25 Nov. 1845, Margaret, dau. of William Bell,
Esq. of Bellview, near Abbeyleix, in Queen's Co., and had
issue,

I. Bowen Pottinoee, his heir.

II. Richard Burgass, 6. 19 Sept. 1851, B. A., Cambridge, ?n.
10 Dec. 1874, Hariiutte Hamilton, dau. of John Partington
Gray, of Ballyroan, Queen's Co.

III. Charies William, b. 12 Oct. 1853, B.A., Oxford; to. 25
April, l«s:^, Minnie Sophia, dau. of William Allen, Esq. of
Endcliffe, Sheffield.

I. Margaret Helena, 6. 11 Jan. 1847.

II. Caioline Eliza, b. 4 July, lS4a.

III. Mary Alice, b. 11 Sept. 1856.



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THE LANDED GENTRY.



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!Mr. Woosnam was M.A. Cambridge, a Member of the Royal
Collefre of Surgeons, London, and a Surgeon in the Bombay
Army. He .•iceompanied Sir Henry Potlinger on his Special
Jlission as Plenipotentiary to China in 1841, as Surgeon to
the Mission, and he subsequently acted as Secretary of
Legation, and was Deputy Colonial Secretary at Hong Kong.
He was pnsent at most of the opei-ations of the United Xaval
and Jlilitary Forces, which resulted in the conclus.on of the
lirst Treaty with China, which was dictated by Sir Henry
Pottinger at Xankin in 1842, and he bore the medal granted
for that occasion. On Sir Henry Pottinger being sent to the
Capo of Good Hope in 1S46, as Her Majesty's High Commis-
sioner, Mr. E. Woosnam was appointed Secretary to that
Commission, and he subsequently, in 1S4S, accompanied Sir
Henry Pottinser when he was promoted lo iladras, and was
his Piivate Secretary during his government of that Prcbi-
dency. He J. 27 Nov. ISSS.

Arms — Per pale sa. and az., a lion passant arg., between four
pheons three iu chief and one in base or. Cfest — in afern brake
Vpr.. a snake nowed or, thereon preying an eagle also ppr.
guttC-e de larmes.

&<((,< — Glandwr, Llandloes, co. Montgomery; and Tyn-y-
graJg, Builth, co. Brecknock.



■WORSLEY-TAYLOR OF MORETON
HALL.

Worslet-Tatlok, Henry Wilson, Esq. G.C.
of Moreton Hall, co. Lancaster, J.P. and D.L. for
that CO., and J.P. for the W.R. of Yorkshire,
Chairman of the Lancasliire County Sessions and
Kecorder of the borough of Preston, educated at
Harrow and Exeter College, Oxford, B.A. 1870,
called to the bar by the Hon. Society of the Middle
Temple, 1871, created a Queen's Counsel, 1891, b.
25 July, 1817; m. 16 Aug. 1871, Harriette Sayer,
only dau. of Sir Edward William AVatkin, Bart.,
M.P. {see Bueke's Peerage), and has issue,

I. James, 6. 10 July, 1872.

II. Francis Edward, b. 14 July, 1874.

I. Mary Beatrice, b. 29 May, 1878.

II. Margaret Ursula, 6. 25 Sept. 1833.

Mr. H. W. Worsley assumed the additional sur-
name of Tayloe, by royal licence, 30 Nov. 1881,
in accordance with the will of his cousin, Miss
Margaret Pilling-Taylor, of Moreton Hall, Lanca-
shire.

Lineage. — James Woeslet, Esq. of the Lannd, Accring-
ton, where the family settled about 1760, having, previously
been landowners in the same township, since the middle of
the ICtli century; he m. 1797, Ann, eldest dau. of Benjamin
■\Vilson, Esq. of Baxenden House, Accrington, Lancashire, and
</. 1811, leaving a son,

James Wokslet, Esq. of The Laund, Accrington, Lan-
cashiie, J. P., rti. 184.i, A



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