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the conflagration at the Arsenal at Cronstadt he, as senior officer, so materially
assisted in subduing the ravages that the Emperor in acknowledgment presented
him with a handsome ring. He was posted in 185 1, and became retired Rear-
admiral in 1870, a few months before his death. He married in 1822 Charlotte
Susan, daughter of Sir John Gregory Shaw of Kenward, co. Kent, Bart., by whom
he had seven children : Susan Charlotte ; John (b. 1826, d. i860) ; Augusta
Caroline (d. 1899) ; Edmund William, (d. inf.) ; Edmund William (b. 1836) ;
WUham Wolfran Gardner (b. 1840) ; and Anna Louisa (d. inf.). John and
Charlotte Cornwall are buried in Elstead Churchyard, and the residence they
built stands in Elstead village.

The eldest living son, Edmund WiLham, was disinherited on account of his
marriage with Ann Greenfield, which his father disapproved ; he and his wife
then made a home in New Zealand for their two sons, but all children by the
marriage are also disinherited. Burford Lodge is now inhabited by the younger
son, WilUam Wolfran Gardner Cornwall. He entered the Indian Civil Service
in 1861, and retired in 1887. He married, ist, Emily, dau. of George Banister,
Esqre., and 2nd, EmUy, dau. of Fredk. Haggard, Esqre. By his first wife he had
two children : (i) John Wolfran, b. 1870 ; entered the Indian Medical Service ;
m. {1904) EfSe Esme, dau. of Surgeon General Sinclair, I. M.S. (i dau.) ; (2)
Clare Emily.

[For the above account we are indebted to Miss Isabel Cornwall, of Burghope, Winsley, Bradford-


James and Thomas ComewaU of Bath are alleged to have been sons of Henry,
son of Robert Cornewall of Berrington, by Edith CornwaUis. Of this we possess
no evidence. Thomas Cornewall died in 1782 and was buried at Walcot Church
in Bath ; James, who was born in 1713, died June 13, 1785, having married Miss
Carey, said to have been a member of the Devonshire Careys. By her he had
Thomas, born at Bath, December 22nd, 1777. He joined the Apollo Frigate, at
Yarmouth, August 9th, 1799, and subsequently became a member of the Hon.
E.I.C.S. He married at Rome, June 30th, 1804, Elizabeth Mellor, and died
August 14th, 1856. By his wife he had (i) Charles Herbert, his successor ; (2)
James, died in infancy ; (3) Lucretia Harriet ; (4) Harriet Elizabeth* ; (5)

* So named after her godmother, Lady Harriet Elizabeth Herbert, sister of the 3rd Earl of


Elizabeth Carey. The eldest son, Charles Herbert Cornewall, was born Sep. 3rd,
1816, and died Nov. nth, 1852. By his wife Juha Garland he had an only child,
Julia Agnes, bom Dec. 26th, 1852, who married, Aug. ist, 1872, R. J. Cornewall-
Jones, Esq., and has issue (i) Percy Richard, born May 24th, 1873 ; (2) Mary
Agnes Cornwall, born May 24th, 1873, a nun of the Order of the Immaculate
Conception ; (3) BasU John Baptist Cornewall, born April 24th, 1876, late an
officer in the P. and O., now a Josephite Father at Weybridge ; (4) Edith Juha
Cornewall, born Sep. 17th, 1883.

Other unlinked hnes deserve mention, more especially the Monamy Corn-
walls, settled at Chelsea in the i8th century, and now represented by Rev. A.
P. Cornwall, M.A., of Chichester.

Also the Comewalls of Worcester, aUied to the Carpenter family, of whom
was Lord Carpenter. They are represented by the Ritchie family, of Brentwood.

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[23 Ed. I., No. 136.]

Held at Leominster, 1294, on the oaths, with others, of Henry de Cornewayle.

He held the Manor of Ayston of Edmund de Mortimer by one Knight's fee,
viz., for doing ward in Wigmore Castle and providing one fully equipped horse
for 40 days during war between the King and the Prince of Wales. The next
heirs are Margaret, aged one year and more, and Elizabeth, 9 weeks.

Held at Brampton, for lands and tenements of said Bryan in Salop. He
held 20 acres in the Park of Kymlet in chief from the Lord King by the 20th part of
one Knight's fee, for which he did homage. Also 3 acres in chief of the same
park by service of paying to the Lord of Scotesdon i brick yearly. He held in the
Manor of Brampton of Lord Edmund Mortemar by service, i.e., by providing one
horseman at Wigmore during war for 40 days. Item, that said Bryan held lands
in Brockton of Lord Edmund Mortimer by service of providing one horse and
man at Wigmore during war time. Item, said Bryan held rents in Weston of
the Lord of Clone byserrice of making 2 appearances at the hundred of Josselowe.
Also rents in Stonive of the Earl of Arundel by service of six shillings yearly.
And they say that said Bryan held ten acres in Stannage of Robert de Mortemar
by service of suit at Stepulton providing one footman with bow and arrows.
Margaret and Elizabeth, daughters and heirs. Margaret on the Vigil of St. Jude,
22 Edw. I., aged one year. Ehzabeth aged 5 weeks on the Thursday before the
Conversion of St. Paul, 23 Ed. I.

[Chancery, No. ic]
Held at Orleton, Hereford, a.d. 1386. Jurors say the said Peter held at
his death of fee by ser\'ice to Roger de Mortimer lands in Ashton and Buryton.
Edus, his son, aged 12J years, his heir and ward of Bryan de Comewall, Knight,
Lord of Bereford.

[Chancery, No. 76.]
Held at Gaynesburgh, April nth, 1422. Jurors say he held the Manors
Thunnak and Laghton with other lands. That as heir of Peter de Cornewaile he


granted to Richard de la Bere and others in trust said Manors and lands under the
Honour of Lancaster, charged with a rental of £20 to a Chantry in Gaynesburgh
founded by Edmund de Comewayl, Knight. He died November 30, 1421. His
son Edmund, his heir, aged 10 years.

[Chancery, No. 76.]

Held at Leomynster, April i, 1423. Jurors say that Lewis Comewaill
dosed his last day in the parts of France. That he was seized with Agnes his wife
of the Manor of Ashton and Stanage in the Marches of Wales, and being so seized
granted to Richard de la Bere and others the said Manor in Trust. Said Manor
of Stanage is held of Richard Comewayle.Lord of Stepulton. Edmund his heir.

[Chancery, No. 38.]

Held at Worcester, 1453. Jurors say he was seized of a 4th part of
Hampton Lovett, and being so enfeoffed Walter Devereux, Kynard De la Bere,
and Edmund Ruding. He died Dec. 4, 1452. Thomas Cornewayle, his son and
heir aged 9 years.

[Chancery, No. 38.]

Held at Bromyard. The jurors say he was seized of a moiety of the Manor
of Ashton with appurtenances and of the manor of Stanage in the March of Wales
held of Thomas de ComewaUle as of his Castle of Stepulton. They say also that
a line was levied in the 4th year at the Court of King Edward III, between
Edmund and EUzabeth his wife, plaintiff, and Robert RusseU of Deynesham
[Strensham], deforciant, as to the other moiety of Ashton, which WiUiam
Lychefeld, Knight, lately held, by which fine Edmund and Elizabeth acknow-
ledged the said moiety to be the right of him, Robert, who surrendered the same
to Edmund and Elizabeth for life, and after to remain to Edmund, son of
Edmund and the heirs of his body. Remainder to Bryan, remainder to Peter and
his heirs. Aforesaid Edmund, son of Edmund and EUzabeth, died s.p. Bryan
entered and had issue John and Isabel. At Bryan's death the moiety descended
to John, at whose death his daughter Elizabeth succeeded, which EUzabeth
married William Lychefeld, Knight, and by him had Margaret, who died s.p., the
said WilUam holding the moiety by the Law of England. After, said Isabel mar-
ried John Bloimt and had issue Humphry Blount, who at the death of Lychefeld
entered as a cousiu and heir of Elizabeth, wife of William Lychefeld. Said
Humphry enfeofled John, Lord DucUcy, and WUUam Sandy, by which enfeoffment
they were seized until Edmund Cornewale unjustly disseised them. Upon which
John, Lord Dudley and WiUiam Sandy re-entered. Edmund died on Monday
after S. Andrew. Thomas CornewaiUe, aged 8 years and more, his heir.


[Chancery No. 38].
Held at Lincoln Castle. J iirors say that Edmund Comewayle was seized
of the Manors of Thminayke and Laughton, etc. : That he enfeoffed Walter
Devereux, Kynard Delabere, and Edmund Ruding of Wyth, Vigom: That
Thunnake is held under the Duchy of Lancaster, and Laughton of Robert
Petwardyn. Thomas Comewayle, his son, aged 9.

[Exchequer File 210. No. i.]
Held at Hereford, Nov. 19th, 1501. Jurors say that Thomas Comewall
was seized of a moiety of Ashton in tail. After whose death the same descended
to Richard, his son and heir. It is held of the King by the Honour of Wigmore.
Also of Stannage in the Marches of Wales, held of Thomas Comewall of Burford,
Knight. Richard, heir of said Thomas, aged 21 and more. [Another Inquisition
to the same effect, viz. : Chancery, Vol. 15, No. 97. Writ at Westminster].

[Exchequer. Series II. File 431].

Held at Leominster, 1533. Jurors say that Richard Comewall held a
moiety of Ashton, and the Manor of Stannage, in the Marches of Wales, and
enfeoffed Thomas Comewall, Knight, John Russell of SrajTiesham, Knight,
Thomas Lee of Langley, John Nanfant, and William Comewall as to his lands in
Ashton, Moreton, Byreton, Stoke, Leominster, and Stannage, to the use and inten-
tion of his last will and testament. To levy 300 marks for Joyse his daughter.
Mentions Janehis wife, and others. George Comewall, his heir, 24 years of age.

[Chancery. Part I. 123].
Held at Llansyllyn, Denbigh, 1562. As to the Manors of Rengild and
Kenlleth Owen, sometime belonging to Owen Glendordy (Glendower) attainted ;
after to Margaret, Countess of Richmond. The late King (Henry VIII.) granted
the above to Richard Cornewaile of the body (guard) of the said King, from whom
it descended to George Comewall, who died at Lempster without heir male law-
fully begotten. Whence the aforesaid premises reverted to our Lady, The Queen

[Chancery. Part II. No. 28].

Held at Homcastle, 1563. George Comewall held the Manors of Thunnock
and Lawghton with lands in adjacent villages. Shows that he leased for 7 years
the Manor of Thunnock to William Towers. Similarly he leased the Manor of
Laughton to Christopher Wraye of Glentworth. Further he enfeoffed John
Blunte and Richard Smythe to the use and behoof of himself and after to the use
of William Nanfan of Brutes (Birts) Morton in Vigom, and to his heirs. And, in
default of such lawful issue, of the Queen. William Nanfan survived him and
entered. Humphrey Comewall, son and heir, age 12 years.


[Chancery. Part IL No. 144.]
Held at Leominster, 1609. Mary Cornewall, late wife of Francis Lovell.
George Cornewall, after Knight, was seized of Berrington, Castleton, Ashton, and
Moreton. He married said Mary at Eye, May 6, 35 Henry VIII., and enfeoffed
Ricliard Palmer, John Abrahall, and Richard Hereford, that they should enfeoff
said George and Mary. Mary survived, and was sole seized in her demesne. She
enfeoffed Thomas Blunt and John Gore, who granted the premises to her for life,
and at her decease to Humphrey Cornewall, otherwise Meysey, her son, and to his
heirs lawfully begotten— remainder to her daughter Bridgett, remainder to the
right heirs of her, Mary. Afterwards she married the aforesaid Francis Lovell.
The Jurors say the said Humphry Cornewall of Berrington, is son and next heir
of Mary, and son and heir of said George Cornewall, Knight, of their bodies law-
fully begotten. And the said Humphry is 48 years of age.

[Vol. 471. No. 120].

Held at Hereford, 1634. He died seized of Berrington, Ashton, Moreton,
Castleton, held under the King by his Earldom of March. John Cornewall, his
son and heir, 40 years of age.

[The above Inquisitions refer to the Berrington Line of Comewalls. Those
which follow to the Barons of Burford].

[5 Edward 3, 2ND, No. 80.]
Held at Norwich 5 Edwd. III., to enq-'ire concerning the lands and
tenements which were of John Howard, knt., of the comity of Norfolk. Jurors
say by their oath that John Howard, knight, the elder, gave and by his
charter confirmed to Richard de Cornwall, parson of the church of Walsoken,
the manors of Estwynch, Estwalton, Wygenhale, and Thyryngton, with
their appurts. in the 15th year of the reign of King Edward, father of the
King that now is. To have and to hold the said manors, lands, and tene-
ments for the whole life of him Richard. [Here follow the values of the
properties]. And that aforesaid Richard was seized of the aforesaid premises
and had seizin thereof until the Tuesday next before the feast of The Transla-
tion of St. Thomas the Martyr, the fifth year of the King that now is, on
which day the premises were in the hands of the lord King by occasion of an
excess (excessum) of said John Howard before John de Stonor and John de Cam-
bridge, justices assigned to hear and determine divers felonies, &c. And that the
aforesaid Richard, on the gth June, i6th year of the King Edward, father of the
King that now is, made there his letters patent to one Master William de Rudham
then his attorney, that the aforesaid John and Joan his wife should dwell in the
aforesaid manors in these words : " To his beloved friend. Master William de
Rudham, Richard de Cornwall, Rector of the church of Walsoken, greeting. Know
that I have granted to Sir John Howard Knigltt and Joan his wife my sister, that


they may dwell and remain in my manors which I have of the gift of the said
John in the county of Norfolk. And therefore I charge you not to fail to deliver
[The remainder the said manors to the said John and Joan by indenture without delay, ratifying
mutilated.] whatever is necessary therein. Given at Laghton."

[g Edward III. First Numbers. No. 14. Chancery].
Writ dated i June, 9 Edward III., 1335, to enquire after the death of
Geoffrey de Cornwall [no title], for Essex only. This is taken 2 October, g
Edward III. [a.d. 1335]. Richard de Cornwall, son and heir of the said Geoffrey,
aged 24.

In the Escheators Series there are Inquisitions on the above named Geoffrey
[no title] for Worcester and Salop.

[17 Edward III. First Numbers. No. 50. Chancery.]
Writ dated 24 October, 17 Edward III. [a.d. 1343], to enquire after the death
of Richard de Cornwall, son and heir of Geoffrey de Cornwall. [No title given to
either person.]

[Patent Rolls. Part II. M. 19.]
I November, 1343. Grant to William de Cusancia of the marriage of the son and heir of Richard

de Comubia, tenant in chief, the King's Ward.

Mandate to Sibyl, late the wife of the said Richard to deliver the body of

the heir to the said WiUiam.

[17 Edw. III. 1ST Nos. No. 50. Chancery.]
Held at Dauentre, 30th Oct., 17th year of Edward III., Richard, son of
Geoffrey de Comwayll, deceased, and Sibil his wife conjointly held the manor of
Thorp with appurts of the fee of Chokes by the service of two parts of the
moiety of a knight's fee, and a moiety of the manor of Norton, on the day the
aforesaid Richard died, of the grant of Geoffrey Comwalye and Margaret his
wife, by virtue of a fine in the King's Court at York levied in the second year of the
aforesaid King's reign. To have and to hold the aforesaid manor with appurts.
to aforesaid Richard and Sibil and their heirs for ever. Rendering therefrom per
aim. to aforesaid Geoffrey and Margaret for the whole life of him, Geoffrey £40
sterling, and to the heirs of him Geoffrey one rose for all services. And if it
happened that the said' Richard and Sibil die without heirs, then after the death of
them Richard and Sibil the aforesaid manor of Thorpe shall wholly remain to
aforesaid Geoffrey and Margaret and the heirs of him Geoffrey quit of the other
heirs of aforesaid Richard and Sibil. And the aforesaid Richard held in his demesne
as of fee on the day he died another moiety of the manor of Norton with appurts.


of the grant of Joan who was the wife of Richard de Cornwayll (the elder). To
have and to hold to the said Richard and his heirs from aforesaid Joan and her
heirs by the service of a rose yearly. Geoffrey, son of aforesaid Richard, is next
heir and . . . years old at the Feast of Nativity of Blessed Mary last past.
And said Richard died on the Monday next before the Feast of St. Dionysius last

[Patent Rolls. 21 Edward III. Part I. M. 18. d.J
18 April, I34/'- Commission of oyer and terminer to WUUam de Shareshull, William de

Chiltenham, and Laurence Bruton, on complaint by the abbot of Hayles that
John, son of Geoffrey de Comewayll and others broke his close at Hales, coimty
Gloucester, carried away his goods and assaulted his men and servants, whereby
he lost their service for a great time, [i.e., Sir John de Cornewall, father of Lord

Inquisitions made in March and April (sic.) 22 Edward III. [a.d.
1348] ; one is as to the lands which were of Margaret who was wife of Geoffrey de
Cornwall, [no title given to him], and which she had of the inheritance of her
father Roger de Mortimer, and which are in the hands of the King, by reason of
the minority of Geoffrey, son and heir of Richard de Cornwall, son and heir of
Geoffrey de Cornwall. The manor of Burford is amongst those lands, as is Cur-
wyard, in the county of Worcester, held by knight service of Burford by John

N.B. — This is not an ordinary inquisition post mortem, but one of apparently a
series of inquisitions as to lands of deceased persons in the hands of the
King for various reasons, chiefly by reason of minority of heir.

[Series I. Chancery. File 95. No. 37].
(Original much faded.)

10 June 23, Edward III. [a.d. 1349]. Sybil de Comewaille held nothing
in demesne of the King in chief iu the county of Northampton on the day she
died, because on Monday next after the feast of Saint Valerian, [a.d. 1347] the
said Sybil gave the manor of Throp' and half the manor of Norton to John de
Botryngham (?), brother of the aforesaid Sybil, and John de Vydston, to hold for
the term of the lives of them or the longer liver of them, of the aforesaid Sybil
and her heirs, by the service of one pair of gloves value id., etc. The manor of

Throp' is held of the lord in chief as of the fee of Chokes and the

moiety of the manor of Norton and the two messuages and half virgate of land
are held of the lord Thomas de Beauchamp, late Earl of [Warwick ?]

The aforesaid Sybil died on Saturday next after the feast of the Ascension
last past [a.d. 1349], and Geoffrey de Comewaille, who is of the age of 13 years,
and under the guardiansliip of the said Earl, is the next heir of the said Sybil.


[Patent Rolls. 23 Edward III. Part II. M. 13.]

Presentation of Master John, son of John le Ferour of Northampton, to the
portion, with cure, which Geoffrey de Burford (sic) lately held in the church of
Burford, in the diocese of Hereford, in the King's gift, by reason of his custody of
the lands and heir of Richard de Comewaill, tenant in chief.


[Close Rolls. 26 Edward III. Membrane 31.]
To Robert de Hadham, escheator. Order to retain in the King's hand the
manor of Throp near Daventre, and a moiety of the manor of Norton, and not
to intermeddle further with the other moiety of the manor of Norton, of which
Richard, son of Geoffrey de Cornub [ia] was seised alone, restoring the issues
thereof to Thomas de Bello Campo, Earl of Warwick, as the King has learned by
inquisition that Richard at his death held a moiety of the manor of Norton
in his demesne as of fee, and that he held jointly with Sibyl his wife the
said manor of Throp and the other moiety of the manor of Norton for them-
selves and the heirs of their bodies of the gift of Geoffrey de Cornewaille
and Margaret his wife, and that the entire manor of Norton is held of the said
Earl by knight's service, and the manor of Throp is held of John de Molyns as of
fee of Chokes, and the earl has besought the King to order his hand to be amoved
from the said moiety of which Robert alone was seised, and to cause the issues
thereof to be restored to him, as immediately after Richard's death he obtained
the wardship of the body of Geoffrey, Richard's son and heir, and of the said
moiety of which Richard alone was seised, and the said moiety was taken into the
King's hand among the lands of Margaret de Comewaill, grandmother of the said
Geoffrey, son of Richard, whose heir he is, who held in chief and who died long after
possession of the body of the heir, and the said moiety was obtained by the Earl,
together with the manor of Throp and the other moiety, after the death of Sibyl,
who survived the said Margaret.

[Series I. File 135. No. 67. Chancery.]

Proof of age of Geoffrey, son and heir of Richard de Cornwall, kinsman
and heur of Margaret de Cornwall, both deceased, taken at Wystanstow, before
the escheator of Salop, 12 September, a.d. 1356].

William de la More [Mere ?], aged 60 years, says that the same Geoffrey
was of the age of 21 years and more at the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary
last past, because he was bom at Stepelton and was baptized in the church of St.
Andrew of Presteind, on the aforesaid day of St. Mary, a.d. 1335. He remem-
bers because he says that he was then with the said Margaret in the place of
squire larmigeri], and was sent to Richard de Turpeton, then Abbot of Wyggemore,
to pray the same abbot to be godfather to the aforesaid Geoffrey.

John de la Rode, aged 40 years, says that the said Geoffrey was of the age
of 21 years and more at the feast aforesaid last past, because he was bom at


Stepelton and baptized at St. Andrew's on St. Mary's day, a.d. 1335. He
remembers because, on the same feast day that the said Geoffrey was bom, he
married Rose, daughter of Roger de Weston.

Peter de Calweton, Richard le Baillif, and John de Egadon likewise
agree as to the age of the aforesaid Geoffrey. They remember because they say that
on the said day of the birth of Geoffrey they were at Stepelton and saw the same
Geoffrey carried to the church aforesaid, and baptised and carried back to the
Castle of Stepelton with chanting and a great escort of many praising God for the
birth of the aforesaid Geoffrey.

Roger de Auldon and John le Theyn of Brorao, likewise agree with the
aforesaid jurors as to the year and place. They remember because on the day of
the birth of the aforesaid Geoffrey the town of Stepelton was destroyed by fire.

Thomas le Wodeward, aged 54 years, agrees lilcewise. He remembers
because he says that Joan his wite was nurse to the said Geoffrey immediately after
his birth.

J OHN J ONES, aged 60 years, agrees with the aforesaid jurors. He remembers
because on the same day his eldest son John was born, and the same John has been
reputed to be of the same age as the aforesaid Geoffrey.

[31 Ed. III. 1ST. Nos. 6. Chancery.]

Held at Burford, the 24th September, 31 Edw. III., according to the tenor
of a writ of the lord King. Richard de Cornewaille, knt., held no more lands or
tenements in the said coimty on the day he died than those returned into the
Chancery by inquisition, except a moiety of the bailiwick of the hundred of
Oueres granted to him and his heirs by the charter of the lord King by the service
of rendering yearly into the King's Exchequer 6s. 8d. Geoffrey is the son and next
heir of said Richard, and is 22 years old.

[This is the only Inquisition wherein Baron Richard is styled Knight.]

[35 Edward III. First Numbers. No. 12. Chancery.]
23 October, To enquire after the death of Geoffrey de Cornewall. [No title].

1365. Inquisitions attached for Hereford and Essex.

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