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time, thus inscribed : —

" These statues represent now living the forms of Sir Thomas Cornewayle,
K'nt, and Anne his Lady, and daughter of Sir Gilbert Littleton, of Frankley,
in the County of Worcester, by whom he hath issue : — Richard, Sir Gilbert,



* The Lyttelton family have held the Baronies of Mounslow, Hatherton, and Lyttelton.
The latter is held by the present Viscount Cobham.



220 THE HOUSE OF CORNEWALL.

K'nt, Thomas, George, Robert, James, Alfred and John, twynes — and 5
daughters, videhcet Katherine, Mary, Anne, Elizabeth, and Margaret. This
memento was made by Sir Thomas Cornewayle, K'nt, in the year of Our
Lord 1630, and in the year of the age of himself, 58, and of his lady, 56.

To the said lady was subsequently paid an even liigher tribute. On a
small ciicular marble tablet surmounted with the Cornewall arms, is this
inscription : —

In Memoriam Elizabeth.^,
Thomse Cornewel Mihtis et Baronis de Burford, et
uxoris ejus, filioe natu quartoe hie depositee, vicesimo
sexto die Octobris Anno D'M, 1675,

Si pietas et prisca fides, et Virgine digna,

Et senis et juvenis mira pudicitia ;
Si caritas inopes pascens, medicansque cubantes
Consequitur laudes justaque ferri rogi ;
Hanc merito celebrent praesens et postera s;£cla

Proebentem ha;c oculis conspicienda suis.
Sex nempe undenos et tres impleverat annos

Sanctaque fide manens, castaque larga manu ;
Nunc linquit mundvim immunduni CtEloque potitur,
Et Christi sponsa semper amore nitet.

Heu fuit ! Heu Vitam coDsumpsit flamula febris,

Viva ast virtutis gloria morte caret.

These lines scarcely give evidence of erudition, being in fact rather below
the conventional standard of the period. They betray an academical origin
and render no more than was due to a lady of the Court, who was venerated
by her contemporaries, and not least by her own blood relations who placed
a brass to her memory in Hagley Church.

Although her husband in anticipation had erected so handsome a monument
to his wife in conjunction with himself in Burford Church, she was actually
buried at Eastham, as appears from the register of the parish ; e.g., 1656 — ^The
Lady Ane Cornewall, of Eastham, widow, was buried the third day of ffebruary.
Anno p'dict (1656-7). According to Nash — " History of Worcestershire,"
vol. 7, p. 364 — there were in his time (sc 1781,) two slabs with ths following
inscriptions on brass plates in the Chancel of Eastham Church. (i).
" Here lieth interred the body of Dame Anne Cornewall, wife of Sir Thomas



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Comewall, Kn't., and Baron of Burford in the County of Salop, and only
daughter of Gilbert Littleton, of Frankley, in the County of Wigorn
which said Dame Ann being of the age of eighty seven years, departed this
life Anno Domini one thousand six hundred fifty six."

No trace of either of these memorials remains at the present time, the
slabs as well as the brasses having disappeared.

Eastham Court, the Dower House of the Barons of Burford, was originally
held by the Porter family. It came to the CornewaUs by purchase* and remains
to a certain extent the same as when inhabited in the middle of the seventeenth
century by Dame Anne Comewall. Her will, as Dame Anne Comewall, of
Eastham, in the County of Worcester, widdowe, is dated June 23rd, 1654,
and contains the following particulars : — " I leave imto Sir Gilbert Comewall,
my Sonne, a tablett or jewell given unto my late deceased husband, Sir Thomas
Comewall, by Prince Henry. And from and im'ediately after the decease
of my said sonne. Sir GUbert Comewall, I doe next by will de\Tse the said
tablett or jewell to Thomas Comewall, Esquire, my grand-sonne, eldest sonne
and heir apparent of my said sonne Sir Gilbert Comewall. Residue to son
Robert Comewall, Esquire, and appoint him executor ; Witnesses, Mich.
Actor, John Barneby, and Edward Benson. Codicil dated June 24th, 1655.
My grand-son, John Barneby, to be executor (as well as sonne Robt. Comewall)
Codicil dated Jan. 20th, 1656. To be buried at Eastham ; ;f20 to daughter
Mrs. Mary Reade ; To my daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth CornewaU, three of my
best bedds, etc., and my picture which hangs over the parlour and my wedding
ring ; my sister Mrs. Mary Comewall ; my niece Mrs. Elizabeth Barneby ; my
niece Mrs. Anne Hare ; To grand-son, Mr. John Barneby, my husband's picture
from head to foot, being in the parlour ; My grand-child, Mrs. Ursula PhUlips ;
my esteemed friend and kinsman, Dr. Harford ; grand-child, Mrs. Mary
CornewaU ; grand-child Compton Reade, Esquire ; f my son-in-law, Mr. John

* Nash — " History of Worcestershire" affirms that Eastham Court was acquired by Sir John
Comewall betw'een 1395 (when William VVasteney presented to the living) and 1404, when the said
Sir John was patron. Tliere is some vmcertainty about this change of ownership from the Porters
to the CornewaUs. Nash further is responsible for the statement that the Rectory of Hanley-
WiUiam was united to that of Eastham, in 1560, when Richard Cornewall presented to both,
though not the Lord of the Manor of Hanley William. Eastham Court remained in the possession
of the CornewaUs till 1702, when it was aliened to Salwey VVixinington.

In the Parish Book of Eastham are the foUowing entries: — (i) "An order agreed on at the
General Sessions prima die Octobris, Anno D'ni 1639. It is ordered that the Assessm't underwritten
shall stand." (2) " The Ladie Comewaile for her joynture land in her possession in Eastham, one
yarde, one nooke, one halfe nooke." It would seem therefore that on her marriage, Eastham
Court was settled upon her for Ufe.
t Afterwards, i.e. 1661, Baronet.



222 THE HOUSE OF CORNEWALL.

Dansey ; grand-child Mr. Gilbert Hais, my watch and the millstones now fixed at
Brilley ; grand-children Mary and Hester Dansey ; old servant Edmond Nott ;
My daughter, Mrs. Anne Knight my diamond ring which I do usually weare ;
Bishop Andrews, sermons to my cosen Phillips ; Great Church Bible to his
Sonne John ; Quarto Bible to Edmund Cornewall." Proved in C.P.C, April
2.|th, 1657, by Robert Cornewall, and power reserved to John Barneby (Ruthen
142.)

The will of her husband, Sir Thomas Cornewall, was proved at Hereford,
1636, but is missing.



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223



Chapticr XIII.

THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD.



Sir Thomas Cornfwall- Amne Lyiiliiiun.
(1573-1036). I (1584-1656).



Sir Gilbert
(1598-1671)



:EUZAEETH ReADE ThOMAS GeORGE KoBFFT — M/\RY

(died-i67i) (1509) (1602-33 (1607-76) I (d. 169S)



JAMH?

U6oSj



Richard Humphry Geoffry John Katherine=J. Barneby

(d. i6ro) (1611) (1614) (1614-1653) [ (1595)



I 1 I I ■ i i i

Robert Robert Anne=Burgh Tathwell Elizabeth MARTnA=HoLLANn
(1654-5) (1655-9) I (1636-82) (1658)

Cornewall Tathwell s.p.



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Hannah

(1661)



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Mary Sarah
(1663) (1666)



MARy=THOMAS Reade. Anne= Elizabeth. Margaret=(i)H. Hare
(1600) (1606-36) (1603).. Knight (1605-1675) (1613-55) (2) J. Dansey



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Major Thomas=Anne Reade Francis John =Mary Reade
(d. 1686) (1629-91) (1629-1716) (1633-85) I (1635)

sj^: !



Edmund— G. Clarke
(d. 1709)



Edmund Gilbert John Elizabeth=Wm. Rogers Anne Martha
(1654) (1658) (1660)



II III
Thomas Susanna=Johnson Gertrude Caralina Elizabeth=R. Shepherd
(d. 1704)



I I I I I I

Mary— Sir Compton Reade Anne Elizabeth Hannah Ursula Susanna

(1627- I (1627-79) (1636-67) (1639-75) (1642-75)

1703)



/K



Dorothy=R. Wilmer Martha R.ichel
(1643-78) (1648-73)



I III

Thomas Anne Gilbert Mary

(see next Chapter) (1653-71) (1655-76) (1661-1715)



Eliz4beth= Thomas Inwood
(1663)



f\N the monument of Sir Thomas Cornewall, the 12th Baron of Burford, and
^ of his lady, Anne Lyttelton, their offspring is duly catalogued in the follow-
ing order : (i) Richard, (2) Sir Gilbert, (3) Thomas, {4) George, (5) Robert, (6)
James, (7) Alfred and John (twins), with five daughters, viz., Katherine, Mary,
Anne, Elizabeth, and Margaret.



224 '^"^ HOUSE OF CORNEWALL.

Here we meet with absolute discrepancies. The monument gives one
version, the Parish Register of Burford a version altogether different. We may
take it for a matter of moral certitude that the latter is correct, and can only
infer that the hst of names on the monument must have been appended after
the decease of Sir Thomas and the departure of his widow to Eastham Court.
It will clear the ground if we give the entries from the Burford Register seriatim,
e.g., 1595. Baptized Katherine, daughter of Thomas CornewaiU, Esquior,

Baron of Burford, the xvith daye of Julye [Katherine, therefore,

was the eldest child of the family].

1598. Baptized Gilberte, the sonne of Thomas Cornewaill, Esquior, the

sixth day of June.

1599. Baptized Thomas, the sonne of Thomas Cornewaill, Esquior, the

xxxth day of September.

1600. Baptized Marye, the daughter of Thomas Cornewaill, Esquior, the

xvith day of September.

1602. Baptized George, the sonne of Thomas Cornewaill, Esquior, y°

first day of August.

1603. Baptized Anne, the daughter of S"- Thomas Cornewayle, Knight,

the xviiith daye of December.
1605. Baptized Elizabeth, the daughter of S' Thomas Cornewaille, Knight,
the 23rd daye of Marche.

1607. Baptized Robert, the sonne of S' Thomas CornewaUe, Knight, the

xxiiird of August.

1608. Baptized James, the sonne of S' Thomas Cornewaille, Knight, and

Dame Anne his wief, the xvith daye of October.

1610. bur. Richardus Cornewaile otrus sepult. fuit xxiiid die March [this

may be the Richard of the monument].

1611. Humfridus filius Thomas Cornewaile militis et Dom. Annoe ux. ejus

baptizat fuit quarto die Augusti.

1613. Margareta filia Thomoe CornewaU militis baptiz. fuit xxix die Auguste.

1614. Galfridus et Johannes fihi Thomoe Cornewaile militis baptizati

fuerunt vicessimo nono die Septembris. [Concerning this last entry,
unless Galfridus be in error for Alfredus, we have no record of the
Alfred mentioned in the monument].



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We have, therefore, in the order of birth : (i) Katherine, (2) Sir Gilbert,
(3) Thomas, (4) Mary, {5) George, (6) Anne, (7) EHzabeth, (8) Robert, (9) James,
(ro) Richard, but query ? (11) Humphry, (12) Margaret, (13 and 14) the twins
Geoffry (or Alfred) and John.

The difficulty, however, does not end here, for in the Burford Register we
find under date 1639 the following entry : " Baptized Maria, the daughter of
Arthur ComewaU, gent, and Anne his wife, the fourth of August." And again,
1641, " Arthur, the sonne of Arthur Cornewale, gent, and his wife, was Baptized

Aug. 2."

Giving priority to the sons of this numerous family, Sir Gilbert, the eldest,
succeeded his father. Of him presently. Thomas is said to have died in the
Low Countries, s.p. George became a member of the Grocers' Company in the
City of London and a Levant merchant, who, but for his early death might have
attained opulence. His will is dated Nov. 19, 1627. Therein he mentions his
brother James, his sisters, Mrs. Katherine Bameby, Mrs. Marie Reade, and
Mrs. Anne, Elizabeth, and Margaret Comewaill, with " Cosen," Mr. Charles
Whitchcott, and his Brother Robert CornewaiU, whom he appoints executor.
Apparently he had settled in Aleppo, for in a Codicil there dated, Oct. 4, 1630
(Seager 20) he appoints one Edward Procter assignee of his business. He in-
structed his executor as to a bequest to Burford Church, inasmuch as in the Parish
Register there is this memorandum, " That the 12th day of October, 1635, there
was given to the parishe church of Burford, a faire Turkey Carpett of the value
of five pounds twelve shillings, for a coveringe of the Communion Table, by Mr.
Robert ComewaU, sole executor of the last will and Testament of Mr. George
ComewaU, Merchant of London, his natural brother ; deceased att AUeppo in
Syria ; the 7th of October, 1633." This is signed by the Burford Portioner-
Vicars of that date, viz.,

James Heringe, Thomas Bannister ) „ .

„ > Portionanes.

3rd portion. Wuliam Hughes )

Robert, the fourth son, is described as of Spertrey, or, as it was more recently
styled, Spertree, a hamlet of Burford. His wife's name was Mary,* and from
her wiU she would seem to have held in her own right a moiety of the tithes
of Wolverlow. By her Robert ComewaU had (i) Robert, baptised at Bur-

* Styled in a pedigree, the author whereof is not named, " Mary of Tenbury."



226 THE HOUSE OF CORNEWALL.

ford, May loth, 1654, and buried there April 13th, 1655 ; (2) Robert, baptised
at Burford, October 24th, 1665, buried there April 2nd, 1669 ; (3) Anne, born
Nov. 30th, and baptised Dec. 27th, 1649, at Burford. She married Burgh Tath-
well, Esqre., of Raventhorpe, near Louth, Lines., and had issue Cornewall Tath-
well, baptised at Burford, October nth, 1678. The following entry in the
Burford Register gives the date and circumstance of her death. " 1698, Buryed
Ann Tathwel, wdddow, a stranger, Aug. 28. Affidt. from The Baron."

In the possession of the Rev. Alan Kingscote Cornwall of Burghope, is a
correspondence between CornewaU Tathwell and a lady of the name of Cornwall.
The date is Aug. 26, 1747. He writes, " I would call you cousin, but am in doubt
whether this (enclosed) genealogic Table will entitle me to that honour, and beg
you will let me know when you have examined it." He mentions the story of
Baron Edmund having thrown a wagon loaded with hay from a bridge into the
Severn (!) and a man over the Park pales ; also his father's grandfather, Robert,
4th son of Sir Gilbert Cornewall (!), and goes on to state that Sir Gilbert, his
brother Sir Thomas Cornewall, and Thomas, a son of Sir Thomas, were all
living in 1630.

There is no mention in his pedigree of Robert Cornewall's wife, by whom he
had a daughter, who married Burgh Tathwell. But he says that Sir John
Burgh, Burgh Tathwell's uncle, objecting that in marrying a Cornewall he had
married beneath him, he produced this pedigree. With this very confused
account he enclosed a letter from Mr. Robert Tathwell of Louth, who sent the
Cornewall pedigree, stating that his grandfather " Gott it done at the Heraldry
Office, and it cost him 40 broad pieces." This latter seems the more extra-
ordinary from the terms of Robert Cornewall's will, concerning which presently.

The fourth child of Robert Cornewall of Spertrey was Elizabeth, baptised at
Burford, May i, 1656, and possibly identical with Mrs. Ehzabeth Cornewall, who
was buried at Burford June 6, 1682. The fifth child, Martha, baptised March
24, 1658, at Burford, married a Mr. Holland. The sixth child was Hannah,
baptised at Burford, March 28, 1661 ; the seventh Mary, baptised October 8,
1663 ; the eighth, Sarah, baptised February 21, 1666. She is probably identical
with the Mrs. Sarah Cornewall who was buried at Burford, July 25, 1678.

Robert Cornewall of Spertrey was buried at Burford, March 25, 1676. In
his will, dated November 25, 1675, he mentions daughter Anne TathwcU. To



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daughter Elizabeth Cornewall, my signet ring. My five daughters, EHzabeth,
Martha, Hannah, Mary, and Sarah. To my wife, Mary Cornewall, my diamond
ring. I also giv-e to my wife Mary Cornewall, the " Pettigree " of the family
of the Cornewalls, Barons of Burford, which I desire her not to sell or dispose of,
but to leave the same unto my children. [Evidently she did not bequeath this
pedigree to the Tathwells, or they would have been spared the forty broad pieces
alluded to in Mr. Cornewall TathweU's epistle]. To my daughter EHzabeth
Cornewall, my ivory lute. [This is supposed to have been the lute of Baron
Edmund, whose skill as a lutenist was praised by Habington]. My wife executrix
and residuary legatee. She proved in the C.P.C, June i6, 1678 (Bence, 109).

Mary Cornewall survived her husband more than twenty-two years, being
buried at Burford, but as " of Tenbury," June 8, 1698. Her will, as widow of
Tenbury, bears date June 4, 1698, wherein she desires to be buried in the Chancel
of the Parish Church of Burford. To daughter, Martha Holland, of the Parish
of Tenbury, widow, a moiety of the great tithes of Wolverley, co. Worcester.
Granddaughter Ann Holland, daughter of the said Martha. Grandchild Jane
Holland. My two grandsons, George and Samuel Holland. Grandchild Mary
Tathwell, the daughter of Ann Tathwell of Ravensthorpe in the County of
Lincoln, widow. My daughter, Ann TathweU. Grandsons Thomas Holland and
Cornewall Tathwell. Appoints Martha Holland executrix, who proved the will
in C.P.C, June 5, 1699-1700 (Noel 4).

The fifth son of Sir Thomas Cornewall by Anne Lyttelton was James. Beyond
the fact of his baptism, 1608, and mention of his name in the will of his brother
George, the merchant of Aleppo, nothing is known of him. He is not mentioned
in his mother's will, and may have been associated with his brother in the Levan-
tine trade. Richard, the sixth son, appears to have died in his birth, 1610.

Of the seventh son, Humphry, we have also no record beyond the entry of
his baptism in 1611. He is stated to have died s.p., but this lacks verification.

Again, of Geoffrey, the eighth son and senior of the twin brothers, we have
no record beyond the entry of his baptism, 1614. He has been supposed to be
the Alfred of the monument, who again has been transferred to Arthur. The
second of the twins and ninth son, John, styled as of Eastham, died s.p., and was
buried at Burford, Febraary 7th, 1653.

Of the daughters of Sir Thomas Cornewall by Anne Lyttelton, Katharine,
the eldest, is thus entered in the Burford Register. " 1607, Married John



228 THE HOUSE OF CORNEWALL.

Barnabye, gent.* and Cathere. Cornewall, the daughter of Sir Thomas Comewall^
Knighte, xxviith of Januari. Witness, ffrancis Hill." Having been baptised in
1595, she was only twelve years of age on her marriage. He was a son of Sir
John Barneby of the Hill, in the Parish of Bockleton. They had issue (i) (from
the Burford Register), " 1616. Katherina, fiha Johis. Barnaby Ar., bapt. fuit
primo Augusti " ; (2) " 1617. Baptized Joyce, the daughter of Mr. John
Barnaby and Mrs. Katherine his wyf, the second of September, 1617."

The second daughter of Sir Thomas Cornewall, Mary, born in 1600, was
married at Burford. Thus. " 1624. Married Thomas Reade, Esqre., and Mary,
the daughter of S'- Thomas Cornewall, Knight, the eighth day of September."
Thomas Reade, who was eldest son of Sir Thomas Reade of Barton House — the
Palace of the Mitred Abbots of Abingdon — by Mary, 5th of the coheiresses of
Sir John Brocket f of Brocket Hall, Herts, was born February 22nd, 1606, and,

* This marriage forms the only link between the Cornewalls of Burford, and the Cornewalls of
Berrington — vide supra.

t The following Royal Descent came to the Cornewalls per Mary Brocket :— -
John of GAUNT=3rdly Catherine, daughter of Sir Payne Roelt, widow of Sir Otis De
I Swynf ord.

I
Joan De BEAUF0RT=2ndly Ralph Nevile, E. of Westmoreland.



I
Joan Nevile=Thomas, Lord Fauconberg.

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I
Joan De Fauconberg=Thomas Brocket.

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Sir Thomas Brocket=Elizabeth, heirees of Philip Ashe.

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I
Edward Brocket=Elizabeth Thwaites.

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1
Sir John Brocket^Lucv, daughter of John Poulter of Hitchin.



I
John BH0CKET=D0R0Tnv Huson.

1
Sir John Brocket=Margaret, daughter of WilUam Benstede, of St. Peter's, Herts.

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Sir John Brocket=(i) Helen, daughter of Sir R. Lytton, of Kenilworth.

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Mary Brocket=Sir Thomas Reade.

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Thomas Reade=Marv, daughter of Sir Thomas Cornewall. Elizabeth Reade— Sir Gilbert

Cornewall.



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therefore, six years and a half his wife's junior, he being at the time eighteen and
she twenty- four. He had entered in the same year as Gentleman Commoner of
Magdalen College, Oxford, and it would appear that his union with an abnost
portionless lady, while yet in statu pupilari, gave great offence to his parents,
inasmuch as he resided permanently at Burford Castle, his second sister, as will be
shown, having married Sir Gilbert Cornewall. Their children and some of their
grandchildren were born at Burford, and three intermarriages in the generation
following brought up the total of Cornewall-Reade alliances to five. This
within thirty years. The families had become at the Restoration almost amal-
gamated.

Sir Thomas Reade, Knighted by James ist at Royston, was grandson of
Thomas Rede, who having inherited from liis Aunt, Catherine, widow of John
Audelett of Cumnor, manors in Oxon, Berks, Wilts, Gloucester, and Northants,
purchased of Sir Richard Lee, the grantee on the dissolution of that Monastery,
the Palace and Great Manor of Barton by Abingdon — subject to the condition of
entertaining the King. This duty devolved upon Sir Thomas on at least two
occasions, when Charles I. and Queen Henrietta Maria visited Oxford prior to the
Civil War. He married Mary, fifth of the coheiresses by Helen Lytton, his
first wife, of Sir John Brocket, of Brocket Hall, a gentleman who showed the
Princess Ehzabeth much attention when she was in confinement at Ashridge and
afterwards ; indeed, she was his guest when the Lord Mayor arrived to carry her
to Westminster Abbey for her Coronation. Like himself. Sir John Brocket's
first wife, Helen Lytton, of Knebworth, was strongly Protestant. It seems
strange to associate the Victorian Lyttons of Knebworth, who are Lyttons in
name only, with Puritanism, but the Lyttons took the side of the Parhament in
the Chnl war. These sentiments were shared by Sir John Brocket's daughter,
and when the Civil war broke out, religious antipathy led to a separation between
husband and wife. Shortly after his marriage Sir Thomas bought out the other
four coheiresses of the Brocket estates, viz., the representatives of the families of
Cuttes of Childerley, Cave of Bargrave, Barts, Carleton of BrightweU, Oxon,
whence the Lords Dorchester, and Spencer of Yarnton, Oxon.* On the marriage
of his third son John, who had been created a Baronet by Charles I. in 1642, he
settled Brocket Hall, the Herts estates of Minsden and Hitch, and the Manor of
Dunstew, Oxon, on that son, obviously a favourite, who shortly after espoused
the cause of the Parhament, and gave his mother a home. Sir Thomas then joined

* The deed of partition of the Brocket estates is iu the possession of Herbert Vincent Keade,
Esq., of Ipsden House.



230 THE HOUSE OF CORNEWALL.

the King in Oxford, and while carrying despatches to the Earl of Northampton,
being captured, was remitted for trial to the Committee for Herts, whereon sat
his favourite son. Sir John Reade, Bart., and his wife's relatives, the Lyttons and
Spencers. In the end he was permitted to retire to Dunstew, and then, having
experienced the ingratitude of a favourite son, he bethought him of his own flesh
and blood at Burford Castle. In his will these only are mentioned. Concerning
which more anon. The narrative is one only too common at that period of inter-
necine strife, viz., of a house divided against a house. [Authorities : The Civil
War Tracts and The Ipsden and Kirtlington Muniments.]

Thomas Reade, husband of Mary ComewaU, died intestate at Burford Castle,
vit. patr., and was buried in Burford Church, Dec. 14, 1634. Of the date of his
wife's death we have no evidence. She was Uving in 1656, at the date of her
mother's decease, and in 1668, the date of her sister EUzabeth's will, but is not
mentioned in any later will. To Thomas Reade she bore (i) Sir Compton Reade,
Bart., baptised at Burford Jan. 24, 1626, of whom presently ; (2) Edward Reade,
baptised at Burford, May 27, 1627, who was bequeathed the estate of Ipsden by
his grandfather ; (3) Thomas Reade of Apple ford, Berks, baptised at Burford,
August 10, 1628; (4) Cornewall Reade, baptised at Burford, Jan. 6, 1632, and
buried July 11, 1642, at St. Helen's, Abingdon ; (5) Geoffry, baptised April
20, 1634, at Burford ; (6) Anne, baptised at Buiford, Feb. 7, 1629 — of her pre-
sently ; (7) Beatrice, baptised at Burford, Feb. 20, 1630, buried at Dunstew,
Oxon, March 18, 1647 ! (8) Katherine, baptised at Burford, Feb. 14, 1631. She
married, later than 1650, when she was described in the will of her maternal
grandfather. Sir Thomas Reade, as unmarried, Bridstock, son of Dr. Bridstock
Harford, the Parliamentarian Commissioner, by Elizabeth, daughter of Richard
Hereford, Esq., of Sufton Court. To hirn, who represented the City of Hereford,
in the Cavalier Parliament, she bore a son, Bridstock Harford, Mayor of Hereford,
1697. There is a small brass in Hereford Cathedral to Bridstock Harford, M.F.,
his wife Katherine — described therein as sister of Sir Compton Reade, Baronet —
and his second wife, nee Jones, with the arms of Harford — sa, two bends arg., on