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Crest. Out of a ducal coronet arg. a griffin's head
and wings expanded of the same, charged on the neck
with a rose gu.

Motto. Ung coeur fidele.



Paterson, of Preston Hall, and Paterson,
Baronet, of Eccles.

The family of Paterson owes its rise to the
worth and talents of its ancestor, John
Paterson, a Scottish clergyman, who was
first, minister of Foveran, and afterwards of
Aberdeen. He was consecrated Bishop of
Ross in 1662, and died in 1679. By his wife
Elizabeth Ramsay, his Lordship had a son,
John, of whom hereafter ; and a daughter,
Isabel Paterson, married in 1669 to Ken-
neth Mackenzie, of Suddy, by whom she had
a daughter, Elizabeth Mackenzie (who
died 1764, aged 87). She was wife of the
Hon. Colonel Alexander Mackenzie, son of
the Earl of Seaforth. Her son William was
father of Francis Humberston Mackenzie of
Seaforth, created Lord Seaforth, whose
daughter is now the Hon. Mrs. Stewart
Mackenzie, of Seaforth.

The Bishop's son, John Paterson, was con-
secrated Bishop of Galloway in 1676, Bishop
of Edinburgh in 1679, and Archbishop of
Glasgow in 1689. His Grace was deposed
along with the other prelates of the Scottish
Church at the Revolution in 1688. He died
in 1708, aged 76. His Grace married on
28th Oct., 1658, Margaret Wemyss, heiress
of Easter Conland. She was the only child
of Henry Wemyss, of Contin, by his wife,
Label, daughter of Sir John Kirkaldy, of
Grange. Henry Wemyss, of Contin, was
son of James Wemyss, heir apparent of
Bogie, a cadet of the family of the Earl of
Wemyss, by Margaret Melville (who died
1598), daughter of the house of Raith. now
Earl of Leven and Melville. The Arch-



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bishop of Glasgow and Margaret Wemyss
had issue two sons and a daughter — John, of
whom hereafter ; Alicia, wife of Sir Alex-
ander Dalmahoy ; William Paterson,
created a Baronet on 2nd of July, 1687.
He married Alison Hamilton, by whom he
had a son, Sir John Paterson, 2nd
Baronet of Eccles, who married Mar-
garet, dau. of Sir William Elliott, Bart.,
who died 1694. His son, John Paterson,
younger of Eccles, married Margaret, dau.
of Sir William Seton, Bart., who died in
1744. His Son, Sir John Paterson, 3rd
Baronet of Eccles, married 2nd Oct., 1755,
the Lady Anne Hume, dau. to the Earl of
Marchmont, who died 1790, aged 56. Their
only child, Anne Paterson, in right of her
mother heiress to the Earls of Marchmont,
and Baroness Polwarth, married in 1778 Sir
Philip Anstruther, Bart., of Anstruther, and
died without i&sue. We now return to the
eldest son of the Archbishop :

John Paterson, of Preston Hall, a
leader of the Scottish Jacobites, celebrated
for his fidelity to the exiled royal family of
Stuart. Having been engaged in the rebel-
lion of 1715, he was taken prisoner, tried
and condemned to death, but he died in
prison before the day of execution. He
married the Hon. Grizel St. Clair, eldest
dau. of Henry St. Clair, 8th Lord Sinclair,
who died in 1737. The issue of this mar-
riage was a daughter, Margaret, of whom
hereafter ; and a son, James Paterson, a
colonel in the army, who on the death, with-
out issue, of his two maternal uncles, the
Master of Sinclair, and General St. Clair,
succeeded to the Sinclair estates of Dy-
sart, in the county of Fife, and Rosslyn in
the county of Midlothian, and assumed the
name of St. Clair. He was the undoubted
heir of line of the Earls of Orkney and
the Lords Sinclair. Dying, unmarried, in
1789, he was succeeded in the represen-
tation of the illustrious house of St. Clair,
Earl of Orkney, and Lords Sinclair, as well
as in that of the family of Paterson, by his
only sister, Margaret Paterson, who mar-
ried in 1744 John Thomson, of Charleton,
in the county of Fife. The daughter of this
marriage, Grizel Maria Thomson, heiress of
Charleton, married Colonel John Anstruther,
second son of Sir Philip Anstruther, Bart., of
Balcaskie. Her son, John Anstruther Thom-
son, of Charleton, was representative of the
Earls of Orkney and Lords Sinclair. He
married Clementina, only dau. of the Eight
Hon. William Adam, of Blair Adam, Lord
Chief Commissioner of the Jury Court, and
Lord Lieutenant of the county of Kinross.
His son, John Anstruther Thomson, now of
Charleton, married Caroline Maria Agnes
Robina, only child of the Rev. John Hamil-
ton Gray, of Carntyne.



Arms. Arg. three pelicans, vulnerate, on their nests,
ppr. in a chief gu. three mullets arg.
Crest. A pelican vulnerate ppr.
Motto. Pro rege et grege.



Hedding, originally Hesding.

The family of Hedding claim traditionally
to derive their descent from the ancient Earls
of Warwick, before the Conquest. Earl Ro-
band, who lived some time about 960 or 970,
had an only child, Phoelice, whose first hus-
band was the celebrated Guy Earl of War-
wick, who bore the same arms which have
always been borne, and continue to the present
day the arms of the Heddings, and which, it
is supposed, he adopted in right of his wife.
He left no children, and Phoelice's second
husband was also created Earl of Warwick.
The direct ancestor of the Heddings, Ernulf
or Ernulph de Hesding, and his brother
Ilbodus de Hesding, who had large posses-
sions in co. Oxford, both living at the time of
the Conquest, are traditionally said to have
been sons or grandsons of Phoelice. The
former,

Ernulph de Hesding is mentioned in
Doomsday Book as also holding vast posses-
sions of the king, in Bedfordshire, at Dodin-
tone, now called Toddington, near Ampthill,
and at Opeforde, now called Offord, in co.
Huntingdon. The family tradition relates
that he was a merchant, having ships of his
own, and trading to every known nation ;
that he was richer than the king, and had
assisted William the Conqueror with money
and ships when he invaded England. By
his wife Ameline, who gave to the Abbey of
Bee Hellomin in Normandy, the manor of
Comb, he had a son, Rotro, and two daus.
one of whom, Magdalen, mar. Marius IV., King
of Navarre. The other dau. Levitha, became
a nun at Shouldham. The only son,

Rotro de Hesding was created Earl of
Perche and Mortagne, and filled the office of
Governor of Perche for twenty years. He
m. first Maud, natural dau. of Henry L,
and by her, who was drowned 26 Nov. 1119,
had an only dau. Margaret, who m. Henry
Novo Burgo, the first Earl of Warwick of the
Norman line, youngest son of the Earl of
Melleut. He died 1123, and his widow sur-
vived till 1136. Rotro m. 2ndly, a Saxon
lady, by whom he was ancestor of

William de Hesding, whose name of
William was borne by the eldest son of
every succeeding generation down to
1783. This William was about seventeen
at his father's death, and was taken
charge of by King Edward I., with whom
he became a great favourite, and who
subsequently appointed him comptroller
of his expenses, and chamberlain, which
brought upon him the enmity of many about
the court ; amongst others, of Prince Edward,
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VISITATION OF ARMS.



of Warwick. De Hesding was appointed by
the king to convey his heart^after his de-
cease, to the Holy Land, and bury it there,
which lie accordingly did. On his return
from the Holy Land, he retired to Offord,
in co. Huntingdon, about 1326, exchanged
that property which he derived from his an-
cestor Ernulph for the manor and land of
Little Paxton, in the same county, a portion
of which property continued in the family
until 1812, when it was sold by William
Levitt Hedding to Mr. Serjeant Lens. On
removing to Little Paxton, Mr. Hesding
planted there a sprig of box which he had
brought from the Holy Land. Thus originated
the celebrated box arbour, which became as
large as the tower of a village church : the
four corner trees are still strong and vigorous,
although rive centuries and a quarter have
passed since the sprig was first planted.
William Hesding m. Elizabeth Faftton, of
Southoe, and was ancestor of

William Hesding, who was buried at
Little Paxton 1 August, 1595 (in the parish
register of 1593, and 1595 the name is still
spelt Hesding, but since has been generally
used as Hedding) : he had by Mary his
wife (who was buried 13 Dec, 1593), besides
a dau., Maria, m. 23 Oct., 1627, to William
Beale, three sons: viz.,

William, his heir

John, m. 21 April,1627,Isabel Stramsteede.

Thomas, m. 18 July, 1627, Margaret Cooke.

The eldest son,

William Hedding, m. 23 Nov., 1620,
Margaret Bell, and by her (who was buried
19 Sept., 1662) had issue a son, William,
and three daughters, viz., Anne, ?w.30 March,
1668, to Richard Crisell ; Elizabeth, m. 16
Feb., 1661, to Richard Parrott, and Mary, m.
26 Nov., 1662, to Edmund Hakins. Mr.
Hedding d. in 1645, and was succeeded by
his only son,

William Hedding, who by Anne his wife
(deceased in 1702) had issue,

William, his heir.

Thomas, died unmarried 1671.

Daniel, m. twice ; his first wife, Elizabeth,
d. hi 1669 ; his 2nd, Ann Angell, whom
he m. 29 Dec, 1669, d. 1687. He
was buried at Little .Paxton, 13 Dec ,
1679.

John, m. 28 Oct., 1671, Mary Taylor, and
d. 1681.

Mary, m. 19 Oct. 1671, to Hemery Ban-
cham.

The eldest son,

William Hedding, m. 1st, 2 June, 1670,
Mary Hatley, and by her (who d. 1671) had
a dau.

Mary, m. to the only son of Bishop
Pearson, and was mother of the Rev.
Levitt Pearson, Rector of Finningley,
co. York, who d. s.p., 1734.



By his second wife, Barbara (who d. in
1701) Mr. Hedding had issue
William, his heir.

Robert, born 1679, m twice; his 1st wife
Elizabeth, his 2nd, Rose Threston. He
was buried 26 June, 1737.
Charles, d, 13 August, 1683, m. thrice, and

d. 1729.
George, born 29 January, 1686, m.
Anna, m. to Edward Dixie.
Sarah, m. to Fardell.

Mr. Hedding d. in Dec, 1689, and was
succeeded by his son, William Hedding,
Esq., baptised 23 Oct., 1677, who had by
Elizabeth Browning, his wife,

William, baptised 25 August, 1706, m. in
1732, Mary, dau. of the Rev. Patrick
Smith, Vicar of Great Paxton, and by
her had a son, William, who d. an infant
1 Dec, 1732. He d. s.p. 2 Sept., 1783.
George d. an infant, 1708.
Levitt, of whom presently.
Mary, m. to John Chesterfield.
Sarah, m. to William Papworth, Esq., and

d. 6 Dec 1782,
Anne, m. to Aquilla Cole, and d. Sep., 1804.
Mr. Hedding, who had become bail to the
amount of £12,000 to government for his
neighbour, Sir William Pickering, en-
gaged in the insurrectionary movement of
the period, was taken prisoner, subsequently
fled abroad, and was obliged to dispose of
nearly the entire of his property to meet his
bond. He died in 1729. His third son,

Levitt Hedding, baptised 9 June, 1710,
in. Lsetitia, grand- dau of Sir Thomas Gwyn,
Bart, of Potton, and died in 1757, having had
issue,

Levitt, baptised 1741, m. 16 April, 1784,
Elizabeth Haynes, dau. of Thomas and
Sarah Outlaw,* and d. in 1803, having

* The Outlaws derive their descent from a family who
were banished to Ireland by King Edwy, for political
offences, a.d. 000.

Ireland was at that time overrun by wolves, and they
redeemed the liberty of returning the next year, when
King Edgar reigned, by sending in so many wolves'
heads to the government They were also able to prove
their innocence of the crime imputed to them ; and, ever
since, their arms have been, argent, a saltier gules,
between four wolves' heads, eouped, proper ; but so in-
dignant were they at their unjust condemnation that they
determined to retain the name of Outlawe, in order, as
they said, to cast obloquy on the unjust monarch who
banished them. In 1G20 we find the eldest branch of the
family seated at Little Witchingham, in Norfolk ; but in
1670 that branch became extinct, and a cousin, Henry
Outlaw, Attorney-at-law, of Haddenham, in Cambridge-
shire, then became the representative. He married a lady of
good fortune, Miss Hare of Beckenham, in Kent, whose
fortune was invested in the South Sea speculation ; after
her husband's death, when she was quite advanced in
years, she was taking a nap after dinner, according to
her usual custom, when a neighbour, half frantic, rushed
in, and throwing up his arms in an excited manner, ex-
claimed "Oh! Mrs. Outlaw, we are all ruined! the
South Sea speculation is all a bubble ! we have lost every-
thing !" she was so alarmed that she had a paralytic stroke
and died. Her only son, Thomas, married Sarah Under-
wood, co-heiress of Thomas Underwood, Esq., and their
eldest son, Robert Outlaw, was Itcctor of Longford, in the
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VISITATION OF ARMS.



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had by her, (who d. 24 Feb., 1828), two
sons, and three daughters, viz.,
William Levitt Hedding, Esq., Lieut, in
the 35th Regt. born 12 July, 1790,
who sold in 1812 the last portion of
Little Paxton. He died unmarried,
2 July, 1846.
Thomas, born 36 Oct., 1792, d. unmar-
ried, 30 March, 1822.
Elizabeth, d. unmarried, 1852.
Anne, to. 7 May, 1818, to George Drury,

Esq.
Sarah, resident at Stratford-on-Avon.
William, of whom presently.
Lsetitia, to. 30 Oct. 1769 to George Pet-
titt, jun., of Great Stukeley, and had issue.
Fanny, m. to Roger Hunt, and had issue.
Clementina, d. young.
The second son,

William Hedding, baptised 1743, to. in
1787, Sophia, dau. of Wright and Elizabeth
Crow, and d. in July, 1819, having had by
her (who d. 23 Sep., 1835) two sons,
William.

James, b. 9 Dec. 1791, m. 17 Dec, 1831.
Susan, dau. of Edward and Alice George.
The eldest son,

William Hedding, born 7 Sept., 1789, to.
Susan, dau. of William and Dinah Emery, and
d. 25 August, 1848, having had issue by her
(who d. 7 August, 1825),
Leonard, of Witney, born 30 March, 1812,
to. 6 Aug., 1839, Mary Anne, dau. of
John and Anne Mills, and has issue,
William Leonard, born 5 August, 1840.
Thomas, born 10 August, 1842.
James, born 2 May, 1844.
Charles, born 21 July, 1846.
George Frederick, born 21 April, 1848,

d. 29 June, 1849.
Ernulf, born 10 January, 1851.
William, born April, 1814, m. 10 July, 1849,
Jane, dau. of Charles James and Mary
Anne Fox, and has a son, Rotro, born
21 June, 1850. Mr. Leonard Hedding
went to Australia in 1850.
Thomas, b. 1815, d. 9 July, 1842, un-
married.
James, b. 1817, d. unmarried 4 April, 1845.
Charles, b. 1822, d. unmarried, 21 July,

1837.
George, b 10 July, 1824.
Sophia Crow, d. unmarried, 19 Oct. 1828.
Elizabeth, to. 26 June, 1849, to Charles
James Fox, and had issue.

Arms. Chequy, or. and az , a chevron ermine.
Crest. A dexter hand holding a pistol ppr.

Greaves, of Page Hall, and Elmsall
Lodge, co. York, descended from the ancient
family of Greaves of Greaves, co. Derby,
and now represented by George Greaves,
Esq., of Elmsall Lodge.



George Greaves, Esq., of.
Page Hall, and Attcrclifte,
co. York, (son of George
Greaves, who was buried in
1760) d. 20 Dec, 1801.



George Bustard Greaves,,

Esq., of Page Hall, Elmsall

Lodge, and Hesley Hall, b.

in 1757 ; died in 1835.



Jane, eldest dau. of Richard

Bustard, Esq., of Bramham

Park, and Lotherton Hall,

co. York.



.Ellen, dau. and heiress of
Joseph Clay, Esq., of Bridge
House, co. York, and Reni-
shaw Hall, co. Derby, m. in

1786.



1 George Grea- :
vks, Esq., of
Elmsall Lodge,
J.P.andD.L. b.
22 May, 1790.



: 1st wife, _ 2nd wife,
Anna Maria Elizabeth,
Rooke, sist. dau. and
of the Right heiress of
Hon. J. W. JohnTop-
Henley,MP. lis, Esq.



Henley George, of Har- = Ann Elizabeth,
rington Hall, co. Lincoln, | dau.of Richard



6. in 1818, m. in 1841.



Fountayne-
Wilson, Esq.



I I

George Maria

Richard. Elizabeth.



I
4 John, of the
Rocks, Mat-
lock, b. 1794,
m. Louisa,
youngest da.
of Thomas

Leacroft,

Esq., of Cliff

House, co.

Derby.



I
2 Joseph Edward^
Greaves Elmsall,
Esq., of Thorn-
hill and Wood-
lands, co. York,

Major in the
Army, and Lieut.
Col. 1st W. Y.
Yeomanrv Caval-
ry, d. 5 July, 1851.



Hannah

Mary, dau.

of Adam

Mansfeldt,

de Cardon-

nel Lawson,

Esq., of

Cramling-

ton.



Mary Catha- .

rine Anne,

dau. and

heiress of the

Rev William
Hagshawe,

of Ford Hall,
co. Derby,

and Banner-
Cross, co.
York.



I

3 nenry

Marwood

Greaves,

Esq., of

Hesley

Hall,

Notts,

J.P.,6.in

1793.



I



1 William Henry, of Trinity

Coll. Camb., b. 13 Aug.
1831.

2 Francis Edward, b. 23

May, 1840.
1 EllenErances Elizabeth.



1 William de Cardonnel

Elmsall, of Woodlands,
Capt. 1st Dragoons.

2 Mansfeldt de Cardonnel

Elmsall,of Trinity Coll.
Camb., b. in 1831.

1 Mary Ellen de Cardonnel,

m. in 1845, to Charles
Swavne Wright, Esq.,
who'd. 1850.

2 Lucy Anna de Cardonnel.

3 Georgiana de Cardonnel,

m. in 1852, to Charles B. Findlay, Esq.

Arms. Quarterly, 1st and 4th, quarterly gu. and vert,
an eagle displayed, holding in its beak a slip of oak,
fructed, or. for Greaves. 2nd, arg., a chev. engr. be-
tween three trefoils slipped sa. for Clay. 3rd, sa. three
bars. engr. between ten elm leaves erect or., for Elmsall.

Crest. On a mound vert, a stag trippant, holding in its
mouth a slip of oak fructed ppr,

Motto. In veritate triumpho.



Peck, of Cornish Hall, co. Denbigh, and
of Temple Coombe, co. Somerset, as borne
by Philip Richardson Peck, Esq., of those
places, eldest surviving son, by Mary, his
wife, dau. of Philip Ditcher, Esq., of Bath,
of the late Rev. Kenrick Peck, of Oriel
College, Oxon, and grandson of Kenrick
Peck, Esq., of London, and of Cornish Hall,
who was youngest son of Jasper Peck, Esq.,
of Cornish, and of Drayton, in Hales, co.
Salop, and grandson (by Amy, his wife,
youngest dau. of Sir Kenrick Eyton, Knt.,
of Eyton, co. Denbigh, Prothonotary and
Clerk of the Crown for the comities of Den-



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VISITATION OF ARMS.



bigh and Montgomery) of Jasper Peck, Esq.,
of Cornish and Clowdwood, who d. 6 Jan.,
1712-3. This Jasper was eldest surviving
son of Jasper Peck, Esq., of Cornish and
Allington, and of Clowdwood, by Lydia,
his wife, dau. of Ralph Gardner, Esq., of
Clowdwood, and great-great-grandson of
Nicholas Peck, Esq., of Topcliffe,near Wake-
field, co. York, fifth son of John Peck, Esq.,
of Wakefield, who was fourth in descent
from Richard Peck, of Wakefield, and Mar-
garet Haselden, his wife, an heiress.

The present Mr. P. R. Peck is, through
his mother, great-grandson of Samuel
Richardson, the novelist. In right of his
wife, Georgina, third dau. of James Ford,
Esq., of Finhaven Castle and Bromley House,
co. Forfar, he impales the arms of Ford.

Arms. Quarterly, 1st and 4th, arg. on a chev. en-
grailed gu. three crosses formee of the field, for Peck ;
2nd and 3rd, gu. a cross ftory or., on a chief az. three
round buckles of the s cond, for Haselden. Impaling
for his wife, the quartered coat of Ford.

Crest. Out of a ducal coronet a cubit arm erect, vested
and cuffed, the hand ppr., holding a sprig of three roses.

Motto. Crux Christi salus mea.



Arms. Or. on a chief sa., three escallops of the field.
Crest. An eagle, wings erect or., perched upon a heron
lying on its back ppr., beaked and membered gu.
Motto. Ne oubllez.



Campbell, of Ormidale, Argyllshire (next
in entail to Campbell of Otter), sprung from
John Campbell, of Kinochtree, a younger
son of Campbell of Luudy, in Angus, whose
ancestor was Thomas Campbell, second son
of Colin, first Earl of Argyll. The present
possessor of Ormidale is Robert Nutter
Campbell, Esq., Major 4th Native Infantry,
H.E.I.C.S., for many years in command of
the Nair Brigade at Travancore, who is only
surviving son of the late John Campbell, of
Ormidale, by Catherine, his wife, dau. of
General Campbell, of Strachur; and grandson
of Alexander Campbell, of Ormidale, who
was second son of John Campbell, of Otter,
by his second wife, a dau. of James Sten-
house, Esq., of Drummore.

Arms. Gyronny of eight erm. and sa.
Crest. A boar's head fessewise couped or.
Motto. Ne obliviscaris.



Graham, of New Barns, West Mailing,
co. Kent, as borne by James Graham, p]sq.,
of New Barns, co. Kent, and Westbourne
Terrace, London, only surviving son and
heir of the late Nicholas Graham, Esq., of
New Barns, by Anne Lane Hanbury, his
wife, and grandson of James Graham, Esq.,
a cadet of the noble house of Montrose, who
left Scotland during the border wars, and
settled in the north of Ireland. All of the
numerous family of the late Nicholas Graham,
died young, except three, viz. : Nicholas, his
eldest son, an officer in the E.I.C.'s Army, d.
in India; James, his successor, and present
representative ; and Anne Russell, Avidow of
the late Thomas Hutchinson, Esq., of Lon-
don. The present dames Graham, Esq., has
issue by his wife, Susannah, one son, Allen
Marden, and one dau., Melicent Isabel.



Baker, as borne by Henry John
Baker Baker, Esq., of Elemoreand Crook,
co. Durham ; Stanton, co. Northumberland ;
and Boulby, co. York ; an officer in the 4th
Dragoon Guards, eldest son, by Isabella his
wife, only child of George Baker, Esq., of
Elemore Hall, co. Durham, of Henry Tower,
younger brother of Christopher Thomas
Tower, Esq.. of Weald Hall, co. Essex (see
Tower, of Weald Hall, " Burke's Landed
Gentry"). Mr. Baker succeeded his mother
iu the estates of the Baker family, and as-
sumed, in 1844, under the will of his maternal
grandfather, George Baker, Esq., of Elemore
Hall (whose wife was Isabella, dau. of John
Dalton, Esq., of Sleningford, co. York) the
surname of Baker, in lieu of his patronymic,
and the arms of Baker quarterly with those
of Tower.

The family of Baker, originally of Crook
Hall, co. Durham, was founded by Sir George
Baker, Knt., Clerk of the Chancery of Dur-
ham, who died in 1657, and acquired Ele-
more and the other Durham estates by inter-
marriage with the heiress of Conyers of
Elemore. The present Mr. Baker married
Isabel, daughter of Robert Lancelot Allgood,
Esq., of Nunwick, co. Northumberland, and
has a son, Henry-George-Baker Baker.

Arms. Quarterly, 1st and 4th, erm. on a saltire engr.
az. a maunch between four escallops or., on a chief sa. a
lion passant of the third for Baker ; 2nd and 3rd, sa. a
tower or. charged with a pheon of the field, within a bor-
dure of the second charged with ten cross crosslets also of
the field for Tower.

Crests. 1st, Baker, a lion rampant, arg. charged on
the shoulder with a saltire az., and supporting between
the paws a shield of the last, thereon a maunch or. 2nd,
Towek, a gryphon passant per pale or. and erm. the dex-
ter claw resting on a shield sa. charged with a tower as
in the arms.

Motto. Love and dread.



MossOM, originally of Yorkshire and Lin-
colnshire, now of Mount Eland, co. Kilkenny.
The family of Mossom, Massam, or Masham,
was anciently seated in the north parts of
England, where they were of good account.
One branch, about the time of Henry VI.,
translated itself into Suffolk, and became
seated atBadwell Ash, in that county. In 1621
the head of this line was dignified with a
baronetcy,and in 1711-2 raised to the peerage,
by the title of Baron Massham, of Otes, co.
Essex. The name was derived from Mas-
sham, a village near Richmond, in the Western
Riding of Yorkshire (vide Regist. Honoris dc
Richmond., Edit. S. Gale, p. 15, 21, 23, &c.)
whence, also, a prebend in the Cathedral of
York, which was dissolved in 1546, took its
appellation. The firstwho went to Ireland was
the Rt, Rev. Robert Mossom, D.D., Bishop
of Londonderry, from 1665-6 to 1679. He
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1631 . He was a near relation of Sir Thomas
Grlemham, a celebrated general of Charles T,
who was Governor of York. Carlisle, and
Oxford, and uncle to the Marquess of Dorches-
ter, the son of the Good Earl of Kingston.
He was the author of eleven works and
pamphlets, several of which are in the British
Museum. He was Prebendary of Knares-
boro', in Yorkshire, in 1660, and Dean of
Christ Church, Dublin, and Prolocutor of
the Lower House of Convocation in 1661.
He died 31 Dec, 1679, and was buried in
the Derry Cathedral ; having in. Miss Eland,
of Bedale, Yorkshire, and had issue,

Robert Mossom, Esq., LL.D., Master in
the Court of Chancery, hi Ireland, from 26
Sept., 1662, till his death, on 7 Feb., 1679,
and was buried in St. Catherine's Church,
Dublin ; he m. Elizabeth, dau. of — Reresby,
Esq., and had issue,

1. Robert, of whom presently.

2. Mittley, LL-B., b. cir. 1672, educated at
Westminster School, London, and entered
Trin. Coll., Dublin, 10 May, 1692.

3. Elizabeth, m. Win. Wybrants, Esq., of
Dublin, and had issue.

The eldest son,

The Very Rev. Robert Mossom, D.D.,
Dean of Ossorv, from 1701 to 1747, b. cir.
1666 ; entered Trin. Coll., Dublin, 29 June,
1682; was elected Fellow of T.C.D., 23



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