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Esq. of Eockside, co.
Devon, J.P., Lieut. K.. North Devon Hussars, b.
21 Sept. 1854; m. 19 March, 1885, Stuart, 2nd
dau. and co-heir of the late George Moir-Byres,
Esq., J.P., of Tonley, co. Aberdeen {see that
family), and has issue,

Aleen Stuart, 6. S Nov. 1892.

Mr. Leake assumed, on the death of his father-in-
law Mr. Moir-Byres in 1889, the additional sur-
name of Btees by deed poll.

Lineag'e. —The family of Leake, originally Lake, is
understood to be a branch of the Lakes of Warwickshire,

Thomas Lake or Leake, Esq. ot W^itney, co. Oxon, Solicitor,
b. 1697, m. 2 June, 1723 Tabitha Burbrow of Handboro, and by
her (who d. 18 March, 1767) had issue,

I. Thomas, 6. 29 June, and d. 28 July, 1724.

II. Thomas, b. 20 Feb. 1726, d. in infancy.

III. John, his heir.

I. Catherine, 6. 15 June, 1725, d. young.

II. Anne, b. 13 Nov. 1728, d. 28 Oct. 1808.

III. Catherine, b. 7 Feb. 1734 (Mrs. Piercy).

IV. Mary, b. 15 Feb. 1736, Mrs. Winning).
T. Tabitha, 6. 7 M.ay, 1741, (Mrs. Smith),

Mr. Leake d. 1 Jime, 1753. The third son,

John Leake, Esq. of Witney, co. Oxon, 6. 21 Jan. 1732,
m. 1st, 18 Oct. 1764, Sarah Willett, of Witney, who d. 30 April,
1766. He m. 2nd]y, 29 May, 1769, Mary Cole of Kings Sutton,
and by her (who d. Aug. 1835) had issue,

I. John Thomas, 6. 14 Jan. 1775, settled in Jamaica.

II. James, b. 9 Jan. 1777, d. 23 March, 1863, leaving issue,
one son and three daus.

1 John Simpson.

1 Mary, ra. — Marsh, Esq., and had issue, 1 Edwaid,
lost at sea ; 2 Harry, settled in Peru; and a dau. Jane,
d. unm.

2 Kate, in. — Dick, Esq. of Frankfort, and d. 1872,
leaving issue.

3 Louisa.

III. Charles, 6. 1 Sept. 1778, d. unm. at Boulogne.

IV. He.nby, of whom presently.

V. Thomas, b. 20 Sept. 1781, settled in Cuba, m. a Spanish
lady named Dolores, and d. in Cuba, leaving issue, 1
Thomas; 1 Dolorie ; and 2 Marie, m. — Merney, Ksq.

I. Anne, 6. 11 March, 1770, m. John Stevens, Esq and had
issue, 1 John, 6. June, 1795, d. 22 April, 1797; 2 John
David, 6. 1799, d. 7 F'eb. 1801; 1 Ann, 6. 1797, m. —
Hopwood, Esq. : 2 Kate, b. 1804, m. 22 Oct. 1850, the Rev.
Robert Massie, D.D., LL.D., and had issue.

II. Tabitha, b. 6 June, 1772, m. Aug. 1792, James Ward,





Ksq. of Banbuiy, co. Oxon, and d. 7 Jan. 1794, leaving

issue, James, 6. 1793, d. Feb. 1794.
III. Sarah, b. 4 Nov. 1773, m. — Smith, Esq. of Chimneys,

and had issue, Mary Ann, m. — Langford of Witney.
IT. Mary, b. 28 Nov, 1783, d. 9 Sept. Io02.
V. fatlierine, 6. 28 Sept. 1785, m. 6 June, 1806, William

Collins Badcock, Esq. of Trelford, co. Oxon, and d. April,

1874, leaving issue,
1 Benjamin, b. 1807, d. 4 Oct. 1817.

1 Mary, b. 1808, m. 1S51, Ker. Biohavd Gardner, of

2 Sophia, 6. 1810, d. unm.

3 Catherine, 6. 1812, d. unm. 4 Eliza, d. 1814.

6 Elizabeth, d. young. 6 Emma, d. unm. 1834.

ilr. John Leake d. 25 May, 1820. The fourth son,
IIenet Leake, Esq. of Chelmsford, 6. at Witney, 23 Jan.

1780, 1)1. 1st, 22 Nov. 1807, Mary, dau. of Kev. John Horner,

D.D., Rector of Lincoln, Vicar of Coombe, Oxon, and Hon.

Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral, by Mary his wife, dau. of

Uenry Metcalfe, Esq. and by her ^who d. 1 Nov. 1809) had

issue, with a dau. Sarah, d. in infancy,
I. Henet, his heir.

He m. 2ndly, 29 Jan. 1811, Margaret Hill, and by her who d.

27 June, 1847) had further issue,

jr. John Knight, of the Manor House, Frilford, Oxon, 6. 17
Feb. 1»15, HI. 1829, Marian Dewe, and by her (who d. Nov.
1892) had issue,

1 Percy Dewe, of Blackheath.

1 Mary, m. — Vowell, Esq., and has issue, Mary, 6. 22
June, 1816, d. unm. 12 May, 1854.

2 Maud.

Mr. Leake d. at Chelmsford 7 Feb. 1828. His eldest son,

Henry Leake, Esq. of Summerfield, Kent, formerly of
Oldfield Lodge, Bucks, b. at Kedlington, Oxon, 11 Oct.
1809, m. 9 Dec. 1836, Jane, dau. of Thomas Wright, Esq. of
Kensington, and by her (who d. Feb. 1888) had issue,

I. Henry, 6. SO June, 1838, of Brisbane, rn. but d. s. p. Dec.

II. Arthur Hill, C.E., h. 14 June, 1842, m. at Brisbane, Helen

III. Herbert Anderson, 6. April, 1844, of West Winch Lynn,
Norfolk, m. 8 May, 1872, Elizabeth Sarah, dau. of Henry
H. Cook, Esq., and has issue,

1 Henry, b 1873. 2 Walter, 6. 1874.

3 Herbert Noel, b. 1877. 4 Charles Kobert, b. 1879.
1 Margaret Isabel. 2 Catherine Mary.

3 Emily Winifred.

IV. Walter, b. 24 June, 1818, d. 17 March, 1809, unm.

V. John, now of Rockside.

I. Jane.

II. Emily, 6. 18 Feb. 1846, m. 8 Sept. 1868, Richard Harry
Barrett, Esq., Solicitor, of Slough, co. Bucks, and has
issue, two sons and five daus.

III. Catherine, 6. 10 Jan. 1850, m. 27 Oct. 1876, Charles
Frederick Dean, Esq. Solicitor, of Dowseley, co. Lincoln,
and Slough, Bucks, and has issue, one son and three daus.

IV. Bertha, b. 17 March, 1851, m. 20 May, 1873, W. Trumper,
Esq. of Lake End, co. Bucks, and has issue, one son and
one dau.

V. Jessie.

VI. Sarah Anderson, of Dingley Hall, Bradflcld, Berks.

Seat — Kockside, near Okchampton, Devon.
ttM&— Grosvenor.


Maetin-Leake, Stephen, Esq. of Tliorpe H.i '
Essex, and of Marshalls, Herts, b. 2 Nov. 1861 ; j.
his father 1893.

Lineagre. — Stepheh Mabtin, Esq., Capt. R.N., who d.
1730, aged 70, took, by royal licence, 1721, the additional sur-
name and arms of Leake, in remembrance of his brother-in-
law, Admiral Sir John Leake. He m. Catherine Hill, and was
father of

Stephen Martix-Leake, Esq. of Thorpe Hall, Essex, 6.
1702, Garter King of Arms, m. 1734, Anne, dau. of Fletcher
Powell, Esq. of New Radnor, and of Marshalls, co. Herts,
and by her (who d. 1803, aged 88) had six sons and three
daus. Mr. Martin-Leake was the author of a life of Admiral
Sir John Leake and some works on heraldry and numis-
matics. He d. 1773, aged 72, and was s. by his son,

John Martin-Leake, Esq. of Thorpe Hall, m. Sept. 1761,
Mary, dau. of Peter Calvert, Esq. of Hadham, co, Herts, and
by her (who d. 27 Oct. 1821) had issue,

John, of Thorpe Hall.

William, retired Lieut.-Col. R.A., F.E.S., and honorary
LL.D. Oxford, b. 1776, who m. Charlotte Elizabeth, dau.

of Sir Charles Wilkins, and relict of W. Marsden, Esq.,
F.R.S., butd. I. p. 6 Jan. 1860.

Stepuen Ralph, successor to his brother.

Mary, d. unm. in her 92nd year.

Susannali Maria, m. 1802, Admiral Robert Gambier Middle-
ton (see Burke's Peerage, Gainsborough, E.), and d. 1831,
leaving issue.

Mr. Martin-Leake d. April, 1836, aged 97.

John Martin-Leake, Esq. of Thorpe Hall. J. P. and D.L.,
M.A. St. John's Coll. Cambridge, Barrister-at-Law, 6. 5 Dec.
1773; m. 29 March, 1810, Helen, dau. of James Ore, Esq. and
relict of Capt. Thomas Lacy, R E., and had issue, Mary ;
Helen, m. Rev. Frederic Pyndar Lowe, son of Rev. Robert
Lowe, Rector of Bingham, co. Notts. Mr. Martin-Leake was
a Bencher of the Middle Temple and Chairman of Quarter
Sessions of Essex. He d. 16 May, 1862, and was s. by his

Stephen Ralph Martin-Leake, Esq. of Thorpe Hall, Assis-
tant-Secretary to the Treasury, 6. 1782; m. 18 June, 1818,
Georgiana, dau. of Capt. George Stevens, E.I.C.S., of Old
Windsor Lodge, Berks, and had issue,

Stephen, of Thorpe Hall. John.

William, m. Louisa, dau. of Gen. Tennant, and has issue,

lialph, Robert, Hugh, Mary, Euith, and Lidan.
Susannah, m. 1843, Spencer Shelley, Esq., son of Sir John

Shelley, 6th Bart., and has issue, Spencer, 6.24 Oct. 1843;

Francis Hesketh, b. 2 March, 1854 ; Georgiana Fanny, m. 8

Aug. 18t)7, Richard Saul Ferguson, Esq., J. P. (divorced Dec.

1877); Florentia, m. 15 July, 1870, James Henry Davison.

Esq. of Aldeburgh, W. Suffolk; and Rosamond Blanche

Isabel, m. 27 Jan. 1892, Herbert Fullarton Dent, Esq. of

Canton, China.

He d. 7 April, 1865, and was s. by his son,

Stephen Martin-Leake, Esq. of Thorpe Hall and Mar-
shalls, J. P., B.A., Barrister-at-Law, b. 19 March, 1826 ; );;. 24
Sept. 1859, Isabel, dau. of William Plunkett, Esq. of Lincoln's
Inn, Barrister-at-Law, and had issue,

I. Stephen, now of Marshalls and Thorpe Hall.

II. William, Lieut. Cheshire Regt., b. 23 June, 1865.

III. Richard, b. 22 Feb. 1867.

IV. Francis, b. 16 March, 1869.
v. Arthur, 6. 4 April, 1874.

VI. Theodore Edward, b. 15 Dec. 1878.
I. Georgiana. ii. Isabel.

Mr. Martin-Leake d. 7 March, 1893, and was «. by his son.

J inis— Quarterly : 1st and 4th, or, on a chevron engrailed az.
eight annulets arg. on a canton gu. a castle triple towered of
the third, for Leake ; 2nd and 3rJ ; paly of six or and az. on a
chief gu. three merlins of the first, for Martin. Crest — A ship
gun-carriage, on it a piece of oidnance mounted, all ppr.
Motto — Pari animo.

/Seat— Marshalls, High Cross, near Ware, co. Herts.


Leaemonth, Algernon Alexander, Esq. of
Dean, co. Edinburgh, late Lieut. Essex Eegt., b. 11
March, 1864 ; s. his brother 1893.

Lineage. — John Leabmonth, Esq. of Edinburgh, son of
John Learmonth, and Jessy Cleland his wife, m. Grace
Young, and by her (who d. 1848) left at his decease, 1812, a
son and three daus., viz., John, his heir; Elizabeth; Jessy,
m. Charles Parker, Esq., K.N. ; and Margaret, m. 1821, Sir
John Sinclair, Bart. The only son,

John Leabmonth, Esq. of Dean and Murieston, co. Edin-
burgh, J.P. and D.L., Lord Provost of Edinburgh, b. 26 May,
1789 ; in. Feb. 1824, Margaret, dau. of James Cleghorn, M.D.,
of Kilcarty, State Physician in Dublin, and d. 1868, having had

Alexander, his successor.

Agnes, m. 15 June, 1859, Capt. George Sinclair, Bengal Army,
son of Sir John Sinclair, 6th Bart, of Dunbcath, and d. 17
March, 1876, leaving issue, John, Capt. 5th Lancers; Charles
George ; and George Henry. Captain Sinclair d. 23 March,
His only son,

Alexander Leabmonth, Esq. of Dean, co. Edinburgh, J.P.,
M.P. for Colchester 1870 to 1880, Col. late 17th Lancers, 6. 26
Aug. 1829, m. 2 April, 1859, Charlotte Salter, eldest dau. of
Lieut.-Gen. Humphrey Lyons, Bengal Army, and niece of
Edmund, 1st Lord Lyons, and d. 10 March, 1887, having had

I. John Henrt, late of Dean.

II. Algernon Alexander, now of Dean.

III. Frederick Charles, b. 14 Jan. 1865, Lieut. R.N.
I. Mary Adelaide. ii. Lilian Mary.

in. Florence Nina. iv. Constance Flora,





His eldest son,

John Henry Leahmonth, Esq. of Pean, co. Edinburgh,
Capt. late I'Jtli Lancers, 6. 11 March, 1860; t. hia father 1S87,
and i^ 1S1>3, unvi., and was s. by his brother.

.S^ea(< — Murieston House, Midcalder, co. Edinburgh; Dean,


Leatham, Samuel Gurnet, Esq. of Hemsworth
null, CO. York, J.P., b. 13 Dec. 1840; m. 2S Feb.
18t)7, Annie (jertrude, 3rd dau. of John Frederic
La Trobe Bateman, Esq., F.E.S., of Moorpark, and
has issue,

I. Fredfkic Gprket, 6. 19 Jan. 18G8.

II. Eustace La Trobe, 6. 3 Aug. 1870.
in. Cecil ilaxwell, b. 6 Sept. 1875.

IV. Bertram Henry, 6. 2 March, 1831.

V. Ki^el Clare, b. 18 Oct. 1883.

VI. Ualpli, 6. 3 March, 1888.

I. Gertrude Hilda, b. and d. 28 Dec. 1SC3.

II. Catheiine Isabella, b. 22 Oct. 1871.

III. Norah Margaret, 6. 7 Dec. 1872.

IV. Mildred Agnes, 6. 6 March, 1874.

V. Dorothy Mary, 6. 18 June, 1877.
Yi. Sybil Grace, 6. 20 Sept. 1879.

Liueag'e. — This family has been settled for several
centuries in the West Riding of Yorkshire, having come
(according to family tradition) from the Noith Riding, where
the family name pos.silly survives in those of the parishes of
Kirk-lcatham, and Up-lcatham, both near Guisborough,

Robert Leatham, one of the first Quakers, was imprisoned
under the Conventicle Act of Chas. II in York Castle (1664),
for attending a meeting for worship. He was buiied at Monk-
Brctton, 31 Nov. 1681. His great-grandson.

John Leatham, of Ropergate House, Pontefract, banker; 6.
3 Feb. 1740 ; m. 30 Aug. 1775, Elizabeth, dau. of John Klintoff,
of Thirsk, by his wife Sarah Aldam, and U. 1823, having by
her («ho d. 8 May, 1817) a son,

William Leatham, Esq. of Heath, near Wakefield, banker
at Wakefield, Pontefract, and Doncaster, author of Letters on
the Currency, to. 1813, Margaret, dau. and heir of Joshua
Walker, M.D., of Leeds (by his wife Mary Arthington, of
I eed.<), and d. 19 Oct. 1842, leaving by her (who d. 7 Jan.
1871) issue,

John Akthington, 6. 29 March, 1814 ; d. unm. 24 May,

"William Henrt, of Hemsworth Hall.

Joshua Walker, b. 27 Aug. 1817 ; rf. 9 Feb. 1819.

Charles Albert, of Gunnergate, near Middlesboro', 6. 20 Sept.
1»25 ; 1)1. 6 March, 1851, Rachel, 4th dau. of Jo.-;e|ih Pease,
Esq. ot Southend, DarlinRton, and sister of Sir Joseph
Whithill Pease, M.P. ; and d. 1858, leaving issue five

Edward Ai.dam (see Leatham of Mwariien Parle).

Martiaret Eliza^'eth, m. 10 June, 1847, the Right Hon. John
BriRht, I'.C, M.P., of One Ash, Rochdale, some time Presi-
dent of the Board of Trade, and d. 13 May, 1878, leaving
issue, three sons and three daus.

Mary Walker, m. .Joseph Gurney Barclay, Esq. of Knotts
Green, co. Essex ; and d. 10 Feb. 1843, leaving issue two

The second son,

WiLjAM Henrt Leatham, Esq. of Hemsworth Hall, co.
York, J. P. and D.L., a Deputy-Chairman of Quarter Sessions,
Author of Ltctures delivered at Mechanics' Institutes, Poems,
Tales of EnylUh Life and Miscellanies, elected M.P. for
Wakefield 1859, but unseated on petition, re-elected 1865, con-
tinued to sit until Nov. 1868, when he retired, M.P. for the
South Division of the West Riding of Yorkshire, 1880 to 1885 ;
6. 6 July, 1815; m. 21 Feb. 1839, Priscilla, 4th dau. of Samuel
Gurney, Esq. of Ham, West Ham, Essex, and d. 1889,
leaving by her (who d. 27 Sept. 1887) surviving issue.

I. Samuel Gcbney, now of Hemsworth Hall.

II. I.dmund Ernest, 6. 3 Dec. 1847, to. 28 July, IS'fS, Jean-
nette Eminett, dau. of the late Sir Edward Uunard, Bart.,
and «/. «. p. 6 Oct. 1890.

III. Charles Alfred, b. 11 Sept. 1849; m. 5 Oct. 1876, Sarah
Adelaide, 2nd dau. of Henry Ford Barclay, Esq. of Monk-
ham,, and has had issue ; his 3id son, Philip, d. 3
Not. 1m86.

IV. Gerald Arthur Buxton, 6. 30 April, 1851 ; to 5 Aug. 1890,
Margaret, eldest dau. of Col. Wilkinson, of Malion, and has
issue, a Jau.

V. Herben Barclay, 6. 15 Nov. 1852.

VI. Octtvius, 6. 17 Avril, 1854, d. unm. 5 Sept. 1887.

VII. Claude, b. 18 April, 1856; m.6 Jan. 1886, Mary, 2nd dau.

of Joseph Gurney Barclay, Esq. of Knotts Green, and has
I. Agnes Georgina, 6. 29 Oct. 1860.

Arms — Per saltire erm. and or, on a chief engrailed az. three
bezants each charged with a saltire gu. Crest — A nest, therc>>u
an eagle, wings elevated or, the nest and wings fretty >ert.
Motto — Virtute vinces.

Se<(<— Hemsworth Hall, W.R. Yorkshire.

6'iu6— Carlton.


Leatham, Edward Aldam, Esq. of Misarden
Park, CO. Gloucester, M.A., J. P. and D.L., High
SherifF 1S91, author of Charmione, a Sistorical
Romance, Lord of the Manors of Misarden, Wis-
hanger, and Winstone, Patron of two livings,
elected M.P. for Huddersfield 1859, and again in
18H8, 1874, 1880, and 1885 retired, 1886, h. 2 Aug.
1828; m. 29 Oct. 1851, Mary Jane, only dau. of
the late John Fowler, Esq. of Gastard House,
Wilts, and had issue,

I. Arthhr William, J. P., 6. 1852; m. 1881, Mary Elise,
only dau. of Henry Martyn Kennard, Esq. J. P. and D.L.,
of Croft y-Bwia, co. Monmouth, and has issue, Bobert
Edward Kennard, b. 25 Feb. 1885.

II. John Fowler, J.P., 6. C April, 1857.

III. Albert Edward, b. 9 Aug. 1859.

IV. Harold, b. 23 Aug. 1861 ; J. 28 Nov. 1885.

I. Mary Janet, m. 1873, Edward Robson Whitwell, Esq. J.P.,
of Batorn Hal!, near Darlington, and has issue, two sons
and three daus.

II. Beatrice, m. 1884, Ferdinand Pakington John Hanbury-
Williams, Esq. J. P., eldest son of Ferdinand Capel Han-
bury-Wil!iams, Esq. J. P. and D.L., of Nant Oer, co.
Monmouth, and has issue one dau.

III. Margaret Hilda.

IV. Ethel.

Mr. E. A. Leatham m. 2nd]y, 1893, Martha Milly, 3rd dau. of
the late Rev. J. Constable, Rector of Marston, co. Someret.

Lineag^e, Arms, dec, — See L.'eatha.h of Hems-worth Hall.

Seat — Misarden Park, near Cirencester, co. Gloucester.
Toicn Residence — 46, Eaton Square, S.W.


Leather, Geeabd Frederick Towieetojt,
Esq. of Middleton Hall, Northumberland, and
Leventhorpe Hall, co. York, Lieut. Northumberland
(5tli) Fusiliers, b. 16 Aug. 18G5 ; m. 15 Oct. 1891,
Mnrgaret Ethel, only dau. of Victor Coates, Esq. of
Rathmore, co. Antrim, and has issue,

Ralph Towleeton, 6. 19 Nov. 1892.

Lineage.— James Leather, Esq. of Beeston Park, Leeds,
6. 21 Jan. 1779, eldest son of George Leather, of Beeston, an
extensive coal proprietor in the West Riding of the co. of
York); m. 15 June, 1803, Mary, eldest child of John Towlerton,
Esq. of Kirkham Gate, Wakefield, and by her (who d. 10
June, 1850) had issue,
John Towlerton, his heir.
James, b. 7 Feb. 1809.

George, of Sheffield, co. York, m. 14 Feb. 1838, Maria, eldest
dau. of Rev. Joseph Wardle, Incumbent of Beeston, and
rf. s. p. I860.

William Henry, of Leeds, co. York, m. 9 March, 1852, Sarah
Anna, dau. of George Leather, Esq. of Knowsthorpe, and
has i-sue.
Charles James, m. 11 Nov. 1847, Charlotte Anna, dau. of
Rev. Joseph Wardle, Incumbent of Beeston, and d. 6 May,
1888, leaving issue, by her (who d. 25 Aug. 1878).
Mary Anne, d. unm. 28 Oct.. 1819.

Anne Eliza, m. 21 Dec. 1841, Charles Wetherell Wardle, E.sq.
J. P., of Linton Spring, co. York, and d. 27 May, 1884,
leaving issue.

Mr. James Leather d. 17 Oct. 1849, and was i. by his eldest

John Towlerton Leather, Esq. of Leventhorpe Hall, co.
York, and Middleton Hall, Northumberland, F.S.A., J.P. and
D.L., High Sheriff 1875, Patron of Leven, co. York, and Col.
2nd DorsetArtilleryVolunteers,6. 30 Aug. 1304; 7n. 1st, 2 Aug.
1832, Maria, dau. of George Leather, Esq. of Knowsthorpe,
and by her (who d. 22 Jan. 1849) had issue,





Fbedekiok John, of Leventhorpe Hall.

Arthiii- Huso, b. 30 March, J846; m. 27 Feb. 1878, Jane
Dtirliiig, only child of George Culley, Esq. C.B., of Fowherry
Tower. Northuinberland, and has one son.

Emily, d. an infant.

Ellr-n Eliza, m. 27 Oct. 185», Rev. William Medcalfe, M.A..
Eecior of Leven, and has issue.

Anne Maria. Catherine Eosa, d. 9 Feb. 1849.

He TO. 2ndly, 19 May, 1852, Harriet Spencer, dau. and coheir
of Isaac Spencer Page, Esq. of Shirland, co. Derby, and by her
(who d. 18 May, 1859) had issue,

Spencer Towlerton, b. 27 Sept. 1853 ; d. 3 Feb. 185.5.

EUith Harriet, m. 10 Feb. 1887, Charles Kalkiner Morton,
Col. Com. 14th King's Hussars, and has one son.
Mr. Leather d. 6 June, 1885, and was s. by his eldest son,

Frederick John Leather, Esq. of Leventhorpe Hall, co.
York, and of MidJIeton Hall, Northumberland, and the
Friary, Tickhill, co. York, J. P. Yorkshire and Northumber-
land, b. 21 Nov. 1835 ; ra. 8 July, 1863, Gertrude Elizabeth
Sophia, youngest dau. of Rev. Charles Walters, M.A., Vicar
of Wardington, Oxon, and d. 7 Jan. 1890, having had issue,

I. Gerard Frederick Towlerton, now of Middleton Hall.

II. Percival Charles du Sautoy, of Northumberland Estate,
Ceylon, b. 28 March, 1867; m. 28 July, 189 1, Sophia Talbot,
dau. of James Laing, Esq. of Etal Manor, Northumberland,
and has iisue.

III. Ernest Arthur, 6. 18 Oct. 1868.

IV. Kenneth John Walters, b. 6 July, 1878.

V. Edward Wilberforce, 6. 23 Nov. 1879.

VI. Stephen Bromby, 6. 27 May ; d. 16 Oct. 1881.

VII. Christopher, 6. 15 July, 1882.

I. Beatrice Gertrude Maria, m. 14 Aug. 1889, Robert Scott,
Esq., Lieut. 3rd batt. Northumberland Fusiliers.

II. Eleanor. iii. MiUicent Ellen Marianne.
IV. Rosamond Mary.

Arms — Arg., on a bend sa. cottised compony or and of the
last, a fountain between two mullets of six points also or.
Crest — A demi-hon rampant sa. charged on the shoulder wiih
three mullets of six points two and one or, holding between the
paws a fountain. Motto — Nil nisi quod honestum.

Seaf5— Middleton Hall, Belford, co. Northumberland and
Leventhorpe Hall, Leeds, co. York.


Leathes, Hill Mussenden, Esq. of Herring-
fleet Hall, Suffolk, J. P., and Banksea, co. Essex, b.
23 Jan. 1829, Major Suffolk Artillery Militia, Col.
3rd batt. Suffolk E.ille Volunteers, and Hon. Col.
Norfolk Artillery Volunteer Brigade ; m. 20 Aug.
1856, Mary Louisa, dau. of James Duncan Tliom-
eon, Esq., J. P., of Sunny Bank, co. Brecon (High
Sljeriff for tliat county), and has issue,

I. Bernard de Mcssenden, Capt. 1st Batt. Norfolk Regt., b.

23 Aug. 1857.
n. Herbert de Mussenden, Capt. 3rd Batt. Durham Light

Infantry, 6. 16 Nov. 1863.
III. Carteret de Mussenden, undergraduate, Hertford Coll.

Oxford, b. 19 Sept. 1869.
I. Frances Mary de Mussenden, in. 16 Dec. 1885, Major

William Wnitmore Smith, R.H.A., only son of Gen.

Michael Win. Smith, C.B., Col. 15th Hussars, and

has issue, Mary Enid, b. 23 April, 1887, and Ivone

n. Gertrude Kate de Mussenden.

III. Beatrice Georgina de Mussenden.

IV. Evelyn Maud de Mussenden.

V. Kathleen Hilda de Mussenden.

Mr. Leathes is patron of three livings, and Lord of
the Manor of Herringfleet. As such, he is Lay
Prior of St. Olave's. The Bishop has consequently
no ecclesiastical control therein, and Mr. Leathes
is paid an annual sum by the Rector of Burgh
Castle in acknowledgment of his rights.

Liineag'e. — The family of the De Mussenden came over,
it is stated, with William the Conqueror, and became pos-
Besstd of the lordship and lands of Mussenden (or as it is now
written, Missenden), Bucks, about that period. The Rev.
Francis Mussenden, of Leak and Leverton, co. Lincoln, a
descendant of the Buckinghamshire family, passed over into
Ireland, and 16 Jan. 1670-71, was collated to the Prebend of
Dunsport, Cathedral of Down, and settled at Hillsborough.
He had two sons, John, of whom presently ; and Francis,
Registrar of the Diocese of Down and Connor, ancestor of

William Mussenden, Esq. of Larchfield, co. Down. The elder

John Mussenden, Vicar-General of Down and Connor, m.
Penelope Hill, of Hillsborough, and had a son,

John Mussenden, Esq. in. Jane, dau. of Adam Leathes.
Esq., and sister of William Leathes, Esq., Minister at tlw-
Hague (descended from a very ancient family originally
settled at Leatheswater, Cumberland/, and d. 1700, leaving
issue, Carteret, his heir; Hill, b. 1699, M. P. for Harwich,
d. I. p, 1722, having bequeathed Herringfleet to his brother,
Carteret ; and Jane, m. William Johnston, Esq. of co.
Antrim. The eldest son,

Carteret Mussenden, Esq. M.P. for Harwich and Sud-
bury, 6. 1698, took the surname and arras of Leathes. He
d. 1787. By his marriage with Loveday, dau. of S. Garrod,
Esq. of CO. Lincoln, who d. 1758, he had, with one dau., three

I. John, his heir.

II. George, successor to his brother.

III. Edward, Rector of Recdham, Norfolk, m. Elizabeth, dau.
of Rev. James Reading, of Woodstock, co. Oxford, and
dying 1786, left issue,

1 Edward (H"v.), Rector of Reedham, d. s. p. 1847.

2 George Ri-adiiig (Rev.), m. 18:1, Sarah, eldest dau. of
Lieut. Gen. Hethersett, of Shropham Hall, Norfolk, but
d.s.p. Is36.

1 Elizabeth, m. Rev. Jamea Thompson, of Norwich, and
had issue, James (Rev.), d. 1819; Kdward, d. in India ;
Elizabeth, m. Rev. F'rederick Leathes; Hannah, m.
J. Kitson, Esq., Secretary to the Bishop of Norwich, and
Registrar of ihe Diocese; Maria; and Amelia, m. 1852,
Lieut.-Col. Prior, H.E.I. C.S.

2 Mary, m. 1st, Horatio, son of James Beevor, Esq., and
nephew of Sir Thomas Beevor, iSt Bart.; and 2ndly, Sir
John Mortlock, one of the Commissioners of Excise. By
her Ist marriage she had one son, Horatio, Capt.
H.E.I. C.S. ; Mary, who d. 1837 ; and Harriet, and by her
2nd, six dans., Elizabeth, in. Major Prior, and d. 1839 :
Agnes, m. Rev. William Godfrey, of Kennctt Hall,Cambs. :
Eleanor, HI. Rev. J. Donaldson, D.U., and il. 1850; Louisa,
m. William Harcourt Rankin, Esq., M.D., and (/. 1843;
Mutilda, m. 1846, D. Maitland, Esq. ; and Gertrude.

The eldest son,

John Leathes, Esq. of Reedham, co. Norfolk, and of
Herringfleet, Suffolk, la. Miss Death, and d. «. p. 1788. His
widow re married Anthony Merry, Esq., many years Minister
Plenipotentiary at the Courts of France, Sweden, Denmark,
and the United States. Mr. Leathes was s. by his next

George Leathes, Esq., of Bury St. Edmunds, 6.1745;
many years a Major 1st Royal Dragoons, and served in
the German War from 1760 to 1763. He to. Mary, dau. ot
J. Moore, Esq. of co. Worcester, and d. 1817, having had

I. George Augustus, Lieut.-Col. 96th Regt.,

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