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the original
founders of the colony of Victoria, and J. P. and D.L. for co.
Perth; he m. 12 Sept. 1810, Frances Charlotte, dau. of John
Eeid, Esq., Beng.il Medical Service, by whom (who d. 24 April,
1862) he had issue,



GR.EME Reid. of Gorthy.

George Duncan, Lieut. 45th Rcgt. H.E.I.C, rf. 25 July, 1881.
William Thomas, Colonial Secretary and late Acting Governor
of Hong-Kong, China, b. 17 Oct. 1821; m. 23 April, 1862,
Mary Philips, 3rd dau. of Rev. Philip Henry Nind, Vicar of
Woodcot, CO. Oxford, and d. s. p. 23 May, 1879.
John Henry, late of Gorthy.
Charles M'Whirter, Major-Gen. K.A., b. 12 March, 1823; d.

12 March, 1884.
Laurence James, 7j. 8 Nov. 1833; m. 21 Feb. 1871, Julia
I'anny Eliza, dau. of Lestock K. PkCid, Esq., Member of
Council and Acting Governor of Bombay, and d. 3 March.
1885, leaving Laurence-Lestock, b^ 17 March, 1879, -I'dicia
Emily, and Eva Julia Jane.
Anne EUice. m. June, 1853, her cousin, William D. Mercer,
of Huntingtower, d. 27 Aug. 1881, leaving issue, one son
and one dau.
Frances Georgina, m. George Falconar, Esq. of Carlowri'',
and has one son and two daus.
Han iett Jane. Emily Eliza, d. 5 Aug. 1374.

Louisa Rachel. Charlotte Catherine.

George Mercer, Esq. of Gorthy, d. 7 Dec. 1853, and was s. by
his eldest son,

Gr^me Reid Meeceb, Esq. of Gorthy, co. Perth, J.P. for
Midlothian, b. 29 Aug. 1812; m. 5 July, 1854, Catherine, dau.
of James Hay, Esq. of Colliepriest, and his wife. Lady Mary
Ramsay, dau. of George, 8th Earl of Dalhousie; d. s. p. and
was s. by his brother,

John Henry Mercer, Esq. of Gorthy, co. Perth, formerly
member of the Legislative Council of Victoria, Australia, 6.
4 Jan. 1823; m. 11 Dec. 1861, Annie Catherine, 2nd dau. of
James Anstruther, Esq., W.S., Edinburgh, and had issue,

I. Laurence, now of Gorthy.

II. Frank, Indian Government Telegraph Ser\-ice, b. 15 Jan.
1S64.

III. Ernest, 6. 16 Sept, 1371.

I. Marion Maud.

II. Mabel Marion Douglas.

Mr. J. H. Mercer d. 8 Dec. 1391.

Arms — Or, on a fesse gu. between in chief three cros.ses pattec
of the last, and in base a mullet az. as many bezants, on a
canton of the second a boar's head couped of the first. Crest —
A stork's head couped, holding a sei'pent. Motto — CruxChiisti
nostra corona.

Residence — Huntingtower House, Perth.



MERCER OF SCOTSBANK.

Tod-Meecee, James, Esq. of Scotsbank, and
Hyndliope, co. Selkirk, and Hope Park, Edin-
burgh, J. P., Advocate, Commissioner of Supply for
CO. of Selkirk, b. 1836 ; m. 2 Jan. 1868, Constance
Mary, only dau. of Rev. Meyrick Beebee (of the
Legge-Beebees, of Willey Court, co. Hereford), of
Womaston, co. Eadnor, and Rector of Simonburn,
Xorthumberland, and has issue,

I. James Laurence Mercee, h. 28 Oct. 1868.

II. Bernard Meyrick Mercer, b. 1870, Lieut. R.E.
I. Constance Mary.

Mr. Tod-Mercer s. to the Selkirkshire estates in
1875, on the death of his maternal uncle, Robert
Mercer, heir male of the old baronial family of
Mercer of Aldie and Meikleour, and assumed the
additional surname and arms of Meecee. He is tin
heir under the cntad executed by Sir James Mercer
of Aldie, Knight and Baronet, dated 31 July, 1669.
and also under the entail executed by Sir Laurence
Mercer of Aldie, Knight and Bart., dated 27 June,
1715. The above estates are now in the possession
of Emily Jane,Dowagee Maechioness of Lax.s-
downe and, in her own right, Baroxess Naiexe,
the present representative of the Mebcees of Mel -
gins {see Meecee of Gorthy).

liineaere. — Sir Laurence Mercer, of Aldio and Meikleour,
descended from Sir Henry Mercer, who fell at Flodden 1613,
eldest son of Sir Laurence Mercer (see Mercer of Gorthy), m.
Jean, dau. of William, 2nd Lord Ruthven, and they had
charters, 1577-84, of annual rents and lands in favour of
themselves and their youngest son Robert.

Robert Mercer, of Saline and Salineshaw, Fife, vi. Rebecca
Carmichael, and had one son,

Robert Mercer, of Saline, m. Agnes Wardlaw, and d. Dea.
1665, leaving an only son,

James Meeceb, of Salineshaw, who registered arms 18 IVlarch,



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MET



1676, 1)!. 1st March, 16S3, Jean, dau. of James Oliphant, of
Kineddar, Fife, who d. 16SS ; "indly, 7 Nov. 1689, Giles, dau.
of John Kenton, of Milleam, Perth. He d. 1705, and was
,«. by his son hy the 2nd marriage,

James Mekceb, of Kirklands, Saline, <5rc., who m. Jean,
oldest dau. and heir of James Scott, of Scotsbank, co. Selkirk.
Their son,

Kobeut JIebceb, of Kirklands and Scotsbank, sold the
Saline property to his cousin, William Jlerccr, of Akiie, in
17G7. He in. 20 July, 1757, Jean, dau. of William Brown, of
Klliston and Lindsaylands, co. Lanark, and <^ 26 March,
176S, leaving by her (who (/. 12 Aug. 1810, aged 82) a son,

James Mercer, of Scotsbank, b. 12 March, 1760; m. 20
June, 1794, Anne, dau. of Henry Ainslie, a Major in Ker's
Horse; he bought Hyndhope in 1813, and d. 1843, leaving,
lioBERT Mercer, of Scotsbank. b. 1797; m. 27 Oct 1825, Eliza-
beth, dau. of William Scotfc-MoncreilT, of Newhalls, co. Lin-
lithgow, and Fossoway, co. Perth, and rf. 3 Nov. 1875, when
his nephew, the present represcntarive, s. to his estates.
Susan Mercer, m. 1830, James Tod, of Deanston, co. Perth,
and Hope Park, Edinburgh, W.S., son and heir of James
Tod, of Deanston and Hope Park, and d. 2 July, 1876,
leaving by her husband (who d. 1858) three sons,
1 James, who s. his maternal uncle, and assumed the
surname of Mercek.
'1 Robert Mercer, b. 1839, Jl.-ijor in the army, late Capt.
43rd Light Infantry, m. and has, with other issue,
Francis Campbell Mercer, b. 1 Oct. 1874.
Robert Cecil Mercer, b. 9 Nov. 1882.
3 John Heniy, b. 1845, m. and has, with other issue,
James Victor.

J )■/»« — 1st and 4th, or, on a fesse between three crosses pattee
in chief gu., and a mullet in base az. as many bezants, within a
bordure indented of the second, for Mercer ; 2nd and 3rd, arg., a
tV.«se sa. between three foxes' heads rouped ppr.,forToD. Crest —
A cross paitee titchde gu. Motto — Crux Christi mea corona.

Seat — Scotsbank, co. Selkirk.

t'itt6— Scottish, W.



MEREDITH OF PENTRE BYCHAN.

Warter-Mereditii, Henry, Esq. of Pentre
Bychan, co. Denbigh, J.P., High Sheriff, 1886,
Lieut. -Col. in the army (retired), served with the
41st Eegt. in the Crimea, and was at the Ahna and
at Inkerman (when he was severely wounded), and
siege of Sebastopol, afterviards served in the 45th
Eegt. in Burmah ; b. 27 Aug. 1825 ; m. 30 April,
IS.jo, Sophia Henrietta, 5th dau. of the late CajDt.
Thomas Parry Jones Parry, E.N., of Llwyn-Onn,
CO. Denbigh, and has had issue,

Henry, Lieut. 3rd batt. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 6. 2 July,

1858; d. unm. 15 Jan. 1877.
Alice, b. 30 Nov. 1860.

Liineag'e. — This family traces its descent maternally
from EuNTDD Gwernwt, Lord of DufTryn Clwyd, founder of
the XIV Noble Tribe of North Wales and Powys.

Meredith ap David, of Alington, was 8th in descent from
Eunydd, and father of Rowland Meredith, of Alington, who
assumed the family surname. His grandson,

Richard Meredith, seated at Pentre Bychan, founded the
family before us. He m. Jane, dau. and heir of Slorgan ap
David ap Robert, gent., and had issue, i. William (Sir) Knt.
of Stansly, co. Denbigh, and of Leeds Abbey, Kent, father of
Sir William Meredith, Bart, of Stansly, created a Bart.
1622; II. HcGH, whose line we are about to detail. The 2nd
son,

Hugh Meredith, of Wrexham and Pentre Bychan, was an-
cestor of the Merediths of Pentre Bychan, whose last direct
male heir,

Thomas Meredith, M.D., of Pentre Bychan, d. s. x>. 1802,
and bequeathed his estate to (the son of bis sLster, Margaret,
and her husband, Joseph Warter, Esq. of Sibberscott, Salop,
who d. 1811) his nephew,

Henry Warter-Meredith, Esq. of Pentre Bychan, co. Den-
bigh, J.P., High Sheriff, b. 16 Nov. 1800, who assumed by
royal licence, 1824, the surname and arms of Meredith. He
'III. 1st, Sept. 1821, Elizabeth Lowry, only dau. of the celebrated
African traveller, Mungo Park, and by her (who rf.l 3 Feb.
1872) had issue,

I. Henry (Lieut. -Col.'), now of Pentre Bychan.

I. Marion, m. Capt. Phillips, Scots Gieya (deceased), and has
issue, Constance.

lie m. 2ndly, 4 June, 1872, Mary Augusta, eldest dau. of



Bevis Heywood Thelwall, Esq., by his wife, Sophia Rebecca
Mostyn Owen, andcZ. 8 May, 1879,

Armx — Az., a lion rampant or. Crest— AWon's head erased
or. Mntln — Heb dduw heb ddim, a duw a digon. (In Eng-
li-h, '-Without God, without everything; with God, having-
enough.")

Seat — Pentre Bychan Hall, Wrexham.



MESHAM OF EWLOE HALL.
Mesham, Arthur, Esq. of Pontryffydd, and
Ewloe Hall, co. Flint, and Phis Bennett, co. Denbigh,
J.P. and D.L. for Flint, Higli Sheriff 1881, and J.P.
CO. Denbigh, formcrlyCapt. IstEoyal Dragoons, and
commanded the Denbighshire Yeomanry, 1886-92,
and now Hon. Colonel of that Regt., educated afc
Marlborough, and at Exeter College, Oxford (B.A.
1860), b. 1837, m. 1861, Elizabeth Emmeline,
second dau. of Major J. O. Burridge, late 16th
Lancers, of Barton Fields, Canterbury, and has had
issue,

Arthur Bennett, 6. 1864. m. 1887, Georgina Mary, youngest
dau. of the late Colonel John Stanley Howard, 44tli
Kegt. , of Balliua Park, co. Wicklow, and had issue,

Eileen Moncbieffe.
Col. Arthur Mesliam is patron of the living of
Lullingfield, co. Salop, and has alternate presenta-
tion to the living of Eipple, co. Kent.

Liineag'e. — This family traces its descent from Hakrt db
Messam, of Ewloe in F^Iintshire, who married the dau. and
heir of Richard Aston, son of Adam Aston, in 1268. She
conveyed Aston Hall, in the parish of Hawarden, Flintshire,
to her husband. About 1404, Margery, dau. of William de
Meysham or Messam, m. Richard Whitley of Aston, and frori
them descended the ancient family of Whitley, of Aston.
Ewloe is still in the possession of the Meshams.
The immediate ancestor.

Rev. Robert Mesham, Rector of Ripple, Kent, m. Rosa-
mond, dau. of the Rev. Mr. Roberts, Provost of Eton College,
and t;. 1827, having by her, who d. 1819, had, with other
issue,

ABTH0R Bennett, of whom presently.

3Iargaret Elizabeth, of Pontryffydd, d. unm. 1873.

His son.

The Rev. Arthur Bennett Mesham, of Ripple, m. 1834,
Moncreiffe, second dau. of the late William Paterson, Esq. oJ
Cunnoquhie, co. Fife, and by her, who d. 1888, had issue,

I. Arthur, now of Pontryffydd, s. his aunt 1873.

II. Bennett, 6. 1845; d. 1846.

I. Moncrieffe, m. Rev. C. P. Tidd Pratt, and d. s. p. 1878.

II. Rose, m. 1860, W. N. Persse, Esq. ll.A., of Roxborough,
CO. Galway.

III. Eliz.ibcth, 7)1. 1862, J. Farquhar, Esq. of Hall Green, co.
Kincardinee, and had issue, two daus., both d. unm.

The Rev. A. B. Mesham d. 1870.

Arms — Per pale or and az. two stags trippant, between as
many stars of eight points in fesse all counterchanged. Crest —
A lion guardant ppr. charged on the body with a star of eight
points and supporting with the dexter forepaw a stag's attires
or. Motto — Duty.

/Sca«— Pontryffydd, Trefnant, K.S.O., N. Wales.

Club — Army and Navy.



METCALFE OF HA'WSTEAD HOUSE.

{See Booth of Uaioslead Souse, in Supp.)

4

METCALFE OF PORCH HOUSE.

{See Maewood of Busbi/ Hall.)



METCALFE OF INGLETHORPE.

(-See Meetkerke of Julians.)



METGE OF ATHLUMNEY.
Metge, Robert Henrt, Esq. of Athlumney,
CO. Meat]], J.P., LL.B., Barrister-at-Law, M.P. co.



MEr



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MEY



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Meath 1880-84, h. 1850; m. 1874, Fraucis Thoma-
eina Virginia, dau. of Rev. Charles Lambart, Hector
of Jfavan, son of Gustavus Lambart, Esq. of Beau-
pare, and has bad issue,

I. EoBEKT Eenkt, b. 1875. II. Pierre Ponsonby, 6. 1873.
ni. Eadulphe Cole, b. 1881.

IV. Selwyn Ibbetson Cole, 6. 1886.

V. Noel Cole, d. 1887.

VI. Francis Charles Cole, b. 1889.

I. Virginia Maria Frances Cole. ii. Louisa Charlotte Cole.
ill. EUeen Mary Cole. iv. Etliel Cole.

V. May Cole. vi. Edith Cole.

VII. <Jladdys Ibbetson Cole.

Lineage.— Petee Metge (or Metgee), a Huguenot, whc
left France, and settled at Athlumney after the revocation of
the Edict of Xantes, was of an old Protestant family possessed
of considerable estates in Brittany (the name was originally
spelled " Metgefe," but the final e has been dropped by later
generations). His son,

Peteb Metge, Esq. of Athlumney, M.P. for Boyle and
Tallaght, m. Janet Lyon, of the Strathmore family, and by
her had twQ sons, Petee and John. The elder,

Peteb Metge, Baron of the Exchequer, M.P. for Boyle,
ra. a dau. of Sir Edward Crofton, Bart., and had a dau., who
d. unra., and was s. by liis brotlier,

John Metge, Esq. of Atiilumney, Navan, and Warrenstown,
Dunboyne, Capt. 4th Dragoons, M.P. for Duudalk in the
Irish Parliament, and Deputy Auditor-General of the Irish
Treasury. By his 2nd wife, Henrietta, dau. of P.obert Cole
Bowen, Esq. of Bowen's Court, he liad issue.

I. Petek Ponsonby, late of Athlumney, d. s. p. 10 Xov.
1873.

II. John Charles, of Sion, in. Eliza Ibbetson, dau. of Henry
Cole, Esq. of Twickenham, and d. 1870, leaving issue,

1 John Owen, deceased.

"2 Francis Burton, of LadywcU, Atlilone, co. 'Vrestmeath,
and Dardistown, Killucan, co. Westmeath, ra. Anne,
•eldest dau. of Henry Cole Bowen, Esq., and has issue,
John ; Charles, b. laTl ; Harry ; Frances Burton ; Anne ;
Henrietta Cole.

3 Petee Ponsonbt, now of Eathkea, co. Tipperary, m.
Julia, dau. of W. Westropp Brereton, Esq., Q.C., and has
issue, Peter Ponsonby.

4 Robert Henry, now of Athlumney.

1 Elizabeth Ibbetson Cole.

2 Henrietta Cole, m. G. Mulock, Esq. of Kilnagama,
King's CO., and has issue, one son and three daus.

3 Louisa Charlotte, m. J. Preston Walsh, Esq. late 38th
Segt.

III. Robert Henry, deceased.

I. Louisa Cole, m. Eev. Kobert Thompson, of Greenmount,
Eector of Navan, deceased. ii. Isabella, deceased.

Arms — Arg., three fleuis-de-lis az., two and one. Motto —
Hoc age.

Stat — Athlumney, Kilcairne, co. Meath.



MEYNELIi INGRAM OF HOAR CROSS.

Meyn-ell Ingeam, Hon. Emily Charlotte, of
Temple Newsam, co. York, and Hoar Cross, co.
Stafford, eldest dau. of Charles, 1st Viscount
Halifax, Gr.C.B., by Lady Mary his wife, dau. of
Cliarles, 2nd Earl Grey, K.G., m. 11 Aug. 1863,
Hugo Francis Meynell-Ingram, Esq. of Temple
jS'ewsam and Hoar Cross, J. P. and D.L., M.P. for
West Staffordshire, who d. s. p. 26 May, 1871.

liineage. — Nichols, in his History of Leicestershire, says
that the Metnells of Langley Mesnil and Hoar Cross are
stated to be descended from Hugo de Geente Mesnil, a
potent Norman Baron.

EoBEBT de Mesnil, son of Gilbert de Mesnil, held, 12 Henet
II., five knights' fees of Ealph Fitzhubert, of which Langley
was one. He had three sons, Stephen, ancestor of the
Meynells of Worlto^i, co. York; Egbert, from whom are
maternally descended the Shirleys ; and William, ancestor
of the family before us. This William de Mesnil, of Langley
Mesnil, was father of Hugo de Mesnil, of Langley Mesnil,
living 1248, who to. Philippa, dau. of Thomas Ednesoure.
By her he left two sons, William Mesnil, of Langley Mesnil,
a great benefactor to Yeveley Priory, and Giles de Mesnil,
who sat in Parliament as Knight of the Shire for co. Derby
temp. Edward I., and d. the 2Gth year of the following reign.
The eldest son, William Mesnil, was father of Hugh de
Menil, of Langley Mesnil, who represented the co. in five
Parliaments, teitqt. Edward III. He m. Johanna, dau. and
II.



heir of Robert de la Ward, Steward of the Household tr>
Edward I., and by her left a son. Sib Hugo de Menil, of
Langley Menil, a gallant warrior of the martial time in which
he lived. He fouKhtat Cressy and Poictiers, and was invested
with the Order of the Bath. He m. Alice, dau. of Ralph,
Lord Bassett, of Drayton, and cousin and heir of Eoger de
Verdon, by whom he had a son, Eichard de Menil, who d.
1376, leaving by Johanna his wife, two sons, i. Ealph, of
Langley Menil (who d. 1389, leaving by Christiano Chute his
wife, four daus., viz., Joan, m. 1st, John Staunton, of Staun-
ton Harold, and 2ndly, Sir Thomas Clinton ; Elizabeth ;
Margaret, m. Roger Dethick; and Thomasine, ??i. Reginald
Dethick, whose heiress m. Blassett, of Blore) ; ii. William, of
Yeveley, M.P. for co. Derby 21 Richard II., who d. 3 Henby
IV., and was s. by his son, Gerald Meynell, M.P. for co.
Derby, 13 Henry VI., father of Ealph Meynell, of Yeveley
and Willington, who m. Ann, dau. of John HaU, of Leicester,
and d. 13 Heney VII., leaving a son and successor, Ealph
Meynell, living 1499, whose son, Gerald Mkynell, of
Willington, d. 1526, and was s. by his son, Henry Meynell,
of Willington and Yeveley, who d. 1541, and was s. by his
son, John Meynell, Esq., who m. Maud, dau. of Sir John
Bradborn, Knt. of The Hough, and d. 1552. His son and heir.
John Meynell, of Willington and Yeveley, m. Bridget, dau.
of Markhani, of Notts, and was fathsr of

Francis Meynell, Esq. of Willington, d. 1618. He m.
Anne, dau. of Richard Smith, Esq., by Anne his wife, dau. of
Sir Thomas Giffard, of Chillington, co. Stafford, and left two
sons, Godfrey, his heir, and Francis, of Anslow, ancestor of
the Meynells of Meynell Langley {which see). The elder son,

Godfrey Meynell, Esq. of Willington, m. Dorothy, dau.
and heir of John Whitehaugh, Esq. of Whitehaugh and
Yeldersley, and cZ. having had issue. The eldest son, Chaeles,
was sisin in the service of Charles I. The 4th son,

Francis Meynell, Esq , an opulent banker and SheriEf and
Alderman of London, purchased the manor of Bradley, co.
Derby, and, dying 16C6, left a surviving son and heir,

Godfeey Meynell, Esq. of Bradley, High Sheriff co. Derby,
1681, m. 1st, Margaret, dau. of George Vernon, Esq., and
2ndly, Elizabeth, dau. and heir of Edward Littleton, Esq. and
had, with a dau. Dorothy, m. Sir John Every, Bart, of Eggin-
ton, CO. Derby, a son and heir,

Littleton Poyntz Meynell, Esq., m. Judith Alleyne, of
Barbados, and by her had issue,

Godfrey, his heir, m. and left three daus., his co-heirs,

1 Frances, m. Edward Miller Mundy, Esq. of Shipley Hall :

2 Jane, m. 1776, Thomas Davison Bland, Esq. of Kippax,
Park, CO. York; 3 Harriett, m. 1789, Sir John Caldwell,
Bart, of Castle Caldwell, co. Fermanagh.

Hugo, of whom we treat. Littleton, d. s. p.

Mary, m. WiUiam Fitzherbert, Esq. of Tissington, co. Derby.
The 2nd son,

Hugo Meynell, Esq., High Sheriff, 1758, and M.P. for
Lichfield, m. 1st, Anne, dau. of John Gell, Esq. of Hopton,
and by her had a son, Godfrey, who m. Mrs. Susanna Estridge,
widow, but d. s. p. He to. 2ndly, Anne, dau. of Thomas
Boothby Scrimshire, of Tooley Park, co. Leicester, and by her
had Hugo, and Charles, of The Grove, near Ashbourne. The
elder of these two sons,

Hugo Meynell, Esq. of Hoar Cross, co. Stafford, m. 1782,
the Hon. Elizabeth Ingram, dau. and co-heir of Viscount
Irwin, and by that lady (who d. 1817) had issue,

Hugo Charles, his heir.

Henry, Vice-Admiral E.N., M.P., for Lisburn, deceased.

Edward Francis, d. unm. 1854.

Elizabeth, m. 4 July, 1825, Col. Weymouth.

Isabella Ann, d. 1807.

Frances Adeline, to. 21 Nov. 1841, WiUiam Beckett, Esq.
M.P. for Leeds, who d. 26 Jan. 1863.
Mr. Meynell d. 1801, and was s. by his eldest son,

Hugo Charles Meynell Ingbam, Esq. of Temple Newsam,
CO. York, and Hoar Cross Hall, co. Stafford, J.P. and D.L.,
High Sheriff 1826, who assumed the additional surname of
Ingeam, and m. Aug. 1819, Georgiana, dau. of Frederick
Pigou, Esq. of Hill Street, Berkeley Square, and had issue,

Hugo Francis, his heir.

Louisa Elizabeth Georgiana, d. unm. 1870.

Georgiana, of Binfield Manor House, Bracknell, Berks.

He d. 25 Feb. 1869, and was s. by his son,

Hugo Feancis Meynell Ingeam, of Temple Newsam and
Hoar Cross, who m. 11 Aug. 1863, Hon. Emily Wood, and d.
1871, when his widow s. to the estates.

Arms — Quarterly: 1st and 4th, erm., on a fesse gu. three
escallops or, for Ingeam; 2nd and 3rd, vaire arg. and sa., for
Meynell. Crests — 1st, Ingeam: Acock or; 2nd, Meynell:
A horse's head erased arg. Motto — Ung Dieu, ung roy.

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MEY



Se•(7^^— Temple Ncwsaro, near Wliitkirk, and Hoar Cross,
near Rugeley.

I'oicn liesuLnec—SS. Eaton Sq., W.



lIEYNEIiL OF MEYNELL LANGLEY.

Metnell, Godfrey Francets, Esq. of Mcvnell
Langley, CO. Derby, J.P., lli^li Sheriff 1874,6.29
Jan. 1844 ; m. 11 Oct. 1866, Emma, dau. of E.
AVooUett. Wilmott, Esq. of Buxton, co. Derby, and
niece of Sir Henry Wilmot, Eart. of Chaddesden,
Derby, and has had issue,

I. John, 6. 8 Oct. 1SG7 ; d. 5 Sept. 18G9.

u. GopiKEY, 6. 19 Aug. 1870. iii. Huko, b. 1 July, lb75.

1. Eleanor, ii. Mary. m. Euiina.

IV. Margaret, 6. 1S80.

Xiineagre. — Francis Metnell, Esq. (2n(l son of Francis
SIeysell, Esq. of Willington, who d. 161S), purchased an
estate at Anslow, co. Stafford, 1C33. By Dorothy his wife he
was father of Francis Meynbll, Esq. who m. Mary Kolleston,
and d. 1685, leaving a son, Francis Meynell, Esq. of Anslow,
who m. 1694, Hannah, dau. of Francis Harris, of London, mer-
chant, and d. 1727, having had several children, all of whom
d.s. p., except Francis Meynell, Esq. of Anslow, ft. 1698, who
TO. 5 April, 1724, Jane, dau. of John Ilarpur, Esq. of Little-
dover, co. Derby, and d. 1707, leaving a son and successor,

John Meynell, Esq., ni. Oct. 1778, Susanna, only dau. and
heir of Joseph Ward, Esq. of Little Chester, and dying 6 Feb.
1802, aged 75, was «.by his only son,

Godfrey Meynell, Esq. of Meynell Langley Park, &. 19
July, 1779, J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff co. Derby, 1811. He
M. 1st, 14 June, 1803, Mary Anne, only dau. of Avery Jebb,
Esq. cf Tapton Grove, co. Derby, and by her (who r?. 1807)
bad issue,

I. John, b. 24 April, 1807 ; m. 15 Dec. 1842, Sarah, only sur-
viving child of William Brooks Johnson, M.D., of Conbench
Hall, CO. Derby, and (/. 19 May, 1851, leaving issue,

1 Godfrey Franceys, now of Meynell Langley.

2 John Jebb, Major late Koyal Irish Kifles, b. 2 March,
1845.

3 F'lancis William (Rev.), M.A., Eector of Kirk and
Meynell Langley, formerly Kector of Watermillock, co.
Cumberland, b. 6 Feb. 1851.

1 Eleanor Mary, d. June, 1860.

2 Alice Sarah FYanccs, m. April, 1877, Eev. John Lccke,
M.A., Rector of Kidbrooke, Blackheath.

3 Susanna, m 4 Jan. 1879, Reynold Xcwton Alleyne, Esq.,
only son of Sir John Xewton Alleyne, Bart, of Butterley.

Mr. Meynell m. 2ndly, 25 April, 1816, Mary, only dau. of
David Balfour, 3rd son of William Balfour, Esq. of Trenaby,
CO. Orkney, and by her (who c^. 1849) hud issue,

Godfrey, Barrister-at-Law. David.

Francis, of Brent, Devon.

Gerard Coke, m. Charlotte, youngest dau. of Edward Leigh

Pemberton, Esq., M.P., of Torry Hill and Wrinstead Court,

Kent.

AVilliam, 75th Regt., killed at Giurgevo. 7 July, 1854.
Heniy (Rev.), Hon. Canon of Cumbrae, Vice-Provost and

Fellow of Denstone College.
Marion, m. the Rev. Henry James Fcilflen, M.A., Rector of

Langley. Harriet.

Mr. Meynell d. 14 June, 1854.

Amu — Quarterly: 1st and 4th, vairo arg. and sa. : 2nd, gu.,
a pale or ; 3rd, paly of six arg. and gu., on a bend az. three
horseshoes or. Crest — A horse's head erased urg. Motto —
\irtute vici.

S&.d — Meynell Langley, Derby.



MEYNELL OF KILVINGTON.

Metnell, Eugae John, of Kilvington Hall and
The Fryerage, co. York, J. P., Barrister-at-Law,
Judge of County Courts, and Recorder of Doncaster,
h. 1 Feb. 1825 ; m. 5 Aug. 1856, Maria Louisa, dau.
of R. S. Short, Esq. of Edlington, co. Lincoln {see
that family), and had issue,

I. Edgar Thomas, 6. 9th, and d. 22 Aug. 1857.

II. Edgab, Barrister-at-Law, 6. G Sept. 1859.

ni. Hugo Thomas, 6. 6 Dec. 1862, /?<.9 April, 1888, Mary
Julia, youngest dau. of James Fleming, Esq., Q.C., by
JiUia his wife, dau. of Major John Canning, and niece
of Francis Canning, Esq. of Foxcote, and has issue, Hugo
Charles, 6. 11 Feb. 1889, Mary Louise Maud, Dorothy
Mary, and Catherine Mary.

I. Louisa Mary, a. Lucy Mary.



Liineagre. — Some time in the 12tti ccninry, Walter be-
Mainill had a grant from his brother, Roger de Hilton, of
lands in Snotterdon. He was s. by his son,

Robert de SIainill, who had two sons,
William, who granted to Hugh, his brother, the manor of
Hilton, Snotterdon, Hisilton, (fee, and to these grants 13.
affixed a seal exhibiting the same armorial ensigns as now
borne by the family. Hugh.

The 2nd son,

Hugh de Menell, was living from 1203 to 1260. Hio
descendant,

Robert Meynell, of Hilton (eldest son of John Menne!, of
Hilton), who was summoned as a Grand Juror by Sir Nicholas
Constable, High Sheriff for co. York, dj. Agnes, dau. of Sir
John Lancaster, Knt. of Stockbridge, in Westmorland, and
had issue, i. Robert, of Hilton, who was appointed Se



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