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THE First Volume of this Work is now completed^ and an opinion may be
formed of a project, which was deemed at its announcement so beset by
difficulties, as to hold out little hope of a successful issue. Those difficulties
have however passed away — ^the completion of the first volume is accomplished,
and nothing formidable remains to impede the progress of the second. In
these pages will be found the lineage of nearly four hundred families, enjoying
m the aggregate probably a revenue of two millions sterling, and deriving,
many of them, their territorial possessions from William of Normandy;
invested however with no exclusive rank — designated by no exclusive title
— and bom to no exclusive privilege. To this grade in her social system —
her independent country gentlemen — England is mainly indebted for her
greatness abroad, and her prosperity at home. In this — and her free insti-
tutions^ she differs from every other country in Europe.

It was the Author's intention to acknowledge his obligations to his principal
correspondents individually ; but, on referring to the list, he finds it so extensive,
that it would be entirely out of place to present such a catalogue here. He
b^s of them, nevertheless, to be assured that he entertains the strongest
sense of the great and valuable assistance he has received. Indeed he is con-
vinced that, could he adhere to his original determination, he should by simply
so doing propitiate a more than ordinary degree of favor. He cannot, how-
ever, forbear recording the debt he owes to Sir David William Smith, bart.
of Alnwick ; to William Henry Allan, esq. of Dur*iam ; to Michael Jones,

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esq. ; to Ormerod, Surtees, Hodgson, and Baker, the able historians of the
counties of Chester, Durham, Northumberland, and Northampton ; and to the
local historians generally, from whose laborious and useful works he has
derived the most essential aid.


h, — ^born.
m. — married.
d, — died.
f. — succeeded.

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Shakbrlbt of Sombrford. — ^Mr. Shak<
erley died in 1B34.

Allan of Blackwbll Granob. Jo-
hanna Mary, sister of the present repre-
sentative of the family, m. in 1830, Edward
Haygarth Maling, esq. cousin to the Earl of

RoBBRT Allan, esq. baptized 1 3th July,
1666, (serenth son of Oeorge Allan, of
Tarn) died at Antigua, leaving an only
daughter and teiress,

EuzABBTH Allan^ baptized at Darling-
ton, 18ih May, 16M, who m. John
Burke, esq. of the same island, and
was mother of
EuzABETH BuRKB, who Wedded
Martin Blake, esq. and died in
London, 3rd January, 1771,
leaving a son and four daugh-

1. John Blake, living in 1783.

1. Margaret Blake, m. John
Thomlinson, esq. M.P. for
Stejming, and left

Mary Thomlinson, the
wife of Edward Bees-
ton Long, esq. (see
vol. ii. p. 165).

2. Jane Blake, m. to — Ren-
trop, of Antwerp.

3. Penelope Blake, m. to —
Sober, esq.

4. Sarah Blake, m. to— Mas-
terson, esq.

The following inscription is upon a mo-
nument in the chancel of Darlington Church,
erected by the eminent antiquary, George
Allan, esq. F.S.A., to the memory of Ann
Allan and her sister Dorothy, as also to his
own wife:

Choro Ctelesti

Dotimm Virginam aecetsero

Dorothea et Anna

GMrgii AXUgk, de BUckwell Grange, Aim.


ins anno 1760. st 58,

Fsmiiianiin dulce decus, et invidia major ;

haec anno 1785, et. 66.

Panperom Solamen, omnium delicia,

Utraqne Christianis Virtutibua eximia ',

has ergra, et in memoriam

Anne, sue conjng^ eharissimae

Anno 1787, et. 46, abreptae,

hoc grati animi pignos


Geo. Allan de Darlington.

Vavasour of Weston.— William Va-
vasour, esq. of Weston Hall, died 16th
Janaury, 1833, and leaying no issue, the
fomily is now extinct The children of Mr.
Vavasour's only sister Ellen, who married
the Rev. John Carter, are William Carter
and Anne, the wife of the Rev. Mr. Beck-

Ellison op Hepburn. — The late Henry
Ellison, esq. left, besides the present pos-
sessor of Hepburn, another son and three
daughters, viz.

Robert, lieutenant-colonel in the gre-
nadier guards, who iti. the Hon.
Mary Montague, daughter of the late
Lord Rokeby, and has one son.
Hannah, m. to John Carr, esq. of Dun-
stan Hill, in the coun^ of Durham,
and has five sons and three daugh-
Henrietta, «. to Oeorge William Ayl-

mer, esq. of Mowden Hall, Essex.
Elizabeth, m. to Frederick Edward
Morrice, esq. of Betshanger in Kent.
The present Mr. Ellison has resigned the
sheriffdom of the palatinate.

Mynors opTREAOo.-^The present P. R.
Mynors, esq. through the alliance of his
ancestor, Rowland Mynors, esq. with
Theodosia, daughter of Sir Percival Wil-
loughby, knt. of Wollaton, proves Founder's
kin to All Souls' Oxford. The descent is
thus traced ;

Beatrix Chicheley, daughter of John
Chicheley, chamberlain of London, bom in
1426, wedded Sir William Peche, knt. of
LuUingston, Kent, and had (with a son
Sir John Peche, knight banneret) a

Elizabeth Peche, who m. John tfart,
esq. of the Middle Temple, and had a son.

Sir Percival Hart of LuUingston, chief
sewer and knight harbinger to Henry VIIL,
who m. Frediswide, daughter and co-heir of
John Lord Bray, and had a son. Sir Oeorge
Hart, of LuUingston, and a daughter,

Catherine Hart, who espoiued Thomas
Willoughby,* esq. of Bore Place, and left
a son and successor,

* Thomas Willoughb^ was son of Robert Wil-
loughby of Bore Place, grandson of Thomas Wil-
loughby, Lord Chief Justice temp, Hbnry txii.
and great grandson of Sir Christopher Willourh-
by, who was second son of Sir Christopher Wil-
longbby, by Cecelia his wife, sister and heir of
Richard Lord WeUes.

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Sir Percival Willouoby, knt, who iii.
Bridget eldest daughter and co-heir of Sir
Francis Willoughby, knt. of Wollaton, and
sister to Margaret, wife of Sir Robert Spen-
cer, created in 1603, Baron Spencer of
Wormleighton. By this lady Sir Percival
had, with other issue,

Francis (Sir), ancestor of Lord Mid-


Thbodosia, m. to Rowland Mynors,
esq. of Treago, great-great-great-
great grandfather of the present
Peter Rickards Mynors, esq. of

The following extract from Ordericus
Vitalis (who wrote nearly 600 years aeo a
History of Normandy, published by Mon-
sieur du Chesne) may throw some light on
the origin of the great house of Basker-


''Baldricus Teutonicus married the
daughter of Richard sumamed de Bene-
facta. Lord of Clare andTunbridge in Eng-
land, by Roesia, his wife, sister to Walter
Oiffard, the second Earl of Buckingham after
the Conquest, and daughter of Walter Gif-
fard, Count of Longueville, in Normandy,
and first Earl of Buckingham in England,
who was son of Osborne de Bolebec by
Avelina his wife, sister to Ounnora, wife
of Richard, the first of that name, Duke of
Normandy. Baldrick by his said wife had
six sons and as many daughters ; the sons
were Nicholas de Baschevilla, now Bac-

2ueYille; Fulke de A^jou; Robert de
!oarcY ; Richard de Nova Villa or Nerill ;
Baldnck de Balgenzais, now Beangeney or
Boysffeney; and Wigenus, or Wigman of
Apulia. Nicholas, Uie eldest, married one
of the Dutchess Gunnora's nieces, and by
her had two sons, William Martell and
Walter de St. Martin, who were ancestors
of the Warrens, Earls of Warren and
Surrey, and of the Mortimers, Earls of
March, &c. &c.''
Basrbrville of Clyro Court.
ville, esq. m. 2nd March, 1837, Eli-
sabeth Mary, daughter of the Rer.
Powell Colchester Guise, third son
of Sir John Guise, bart of Highnam,
in Gloucestershire.
Russell of Brancbpbth. — Incorporate
the following particulars of this family with
the details s^ven at page 104 :

The Russells are of considerable an-
tiquity in Cumberland: — in many of the
early entries in the church regidters of
Millam (which the Rev. Henry Dixon,
officiating minister, has recently with much
care investigated) they are described as
Russells de Puddon Bridge, and de Ar-
nabie ; by an intermarriage with the ancient

family of Taylor, they acquired the estate
of RowENLANDS, to which they removed
between the years 1662 and 1657, and they
continued to abide tiiere until 1803, when
in consequence of the demise issueless of
the elder brother, the property passed to
William Russell, esq. of Brancepeth Casde,
who having himself realised a very con-
siderable fortune in the county of Durhain,
alienated the acquisition, and it is now in
the possession of R. Postlewaite, esq. of
Braughton in Fumess.

Unfortunately the early registers are so
defective, that no very continuous pedigree
can be made out before the year 1508, and
the baptismal records commence with 1600.
John Russell,* esq. of Amabie, dying in
1608, was buried at Millam, and # . by his

Matthew Russell, esq. of Amabie, who
had issue,

Matthew, his heir.
Richard, who d, Ist December, 1638.
The elder son and heir,

Matthew Russell, esq. of Amabie, born
lOth March, 1615, intermarrying with the
Taylor family, acquired the estate of Rowen-
lands, and dying 27th January, 1684, left a
son and successor,

Matthew Russell, esq. of Rowenlands^
h, I5th February, 1657-8, who had (with
two daughters, Elizabeth and Bridget) two
sons, viz.

Robert, his heir.

Matthew, &. 2nd August, 1685, who
settled at Sunderland as a merchant
in 1700, and upon his demise issue-
less in 1760, devised half his fortune,
which was very considerable, to his
nephew William, late of Brancepeth
Castle. In Sunderland churchyard
a beautiful monument is erected to
his memory.
Matthew Russell d. 28th February, 1606,
and was # . by his elder son,

Robert Russell, esq. of Rowenlands,
h. 8th October, 1682, who had issee,
Matthew, his heir.
WiLUAM, successor to his brother.
Robert, h, in September, 1737, who
went out to India as a merchant and
there died.
James, h, 6th March, 1744, d. in Au-
gust, 1745.
Robert Russell died 22nd March, 1757, and
was #. by his son.

HitbrotlMni were

Robert, m, 10th June, 1596, to EliMbeth

Jefferv, who d. fnd Februtry. 1605^.
Peter; who d. «7th December. 1607.

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Matthew Russell, esq. b, Slst March,
1733, who died without issue at Rowenlands
in January, 1803, and was #. by his next

WiLUAM Russell, esq. of Brancepeth
Castle (as stated in the body of the work).
This gentleman, who sold the estate of Row-
enlands, was distinguished for liberality and
benerolence. Among many similar in-
stances may be mentioned an hospital at
Comsay in the county of Durham, which he
built and endowed, for a considerable num-
ber of aged and infirm persons of both
sexes, with a chapel for dirine service, and
a school attached for a large establishment
of bo^ and girls. During the war in 1803,
he raised a corps of volunteer infantry, con-
sisting of two full companies, which he
armed, clothed, and completely equipped
at his own expense; he was also chiefly
instrumental in raising the Usworth troop
of yeomanry cavalry, and in the distresses
on the termination of the war, he received
and maintained the poor, coming from all
qnarters, in Barracks construct^ for the
purpose, where every comfort was provided,
while he kept alive their habits of industry,
by engaging such as were able in various
works on his extensive estates. Mr. Rus-
sell was s, at his decease by his son,

Matthew Russell, esq. of Brancepeth
Castle, vice-lieutenant for the county of
Durham (as stated in the body of the work).
On leaving Trinity College, Oxford, this
gentleman accepted a company in the Dur-
ham militia, and was subsequently major of
the regiment. In 1801 he was returned
member for Saltash (one of his father's
boroughs) and continued to serve in parlia-
ment until his death in London, 8th May,
188S. He rebuilt the greater part of
Brancepeth Castle, and it is now one of
die most noble edifices in the north of Eng-
land. Probably few individuals have ever
been so justly, deeply, and universally
lamented. Mr. Russell s only son and suc-
cessor, the present Willi am Rus8BLL,esq. of
Brancepeth Castle, also vice-lieutenant of
the county Palatinate, was returned in two
successive parliaments for the county of
Durham, and proved himself a zealous and
disinterested promoter of the reform, by
fhe patriotic gift of his boroughs of Bletch-
tnglre and Saltash, consisting of three seats.

Atutet. — Brancepeth, Brandon, Hard-
wieke, WiUington, Westparks, Newton,
Newton-cap, Blakestone, Fulthorpe, and
Tbwailes, in the county of Durham, and
Baysdale in the county of York.

Candler of Callan.

Tkefttmiljf Estates are — Morton Pinkney
and Colwortb, both in Northamptonshire;
with laadfl m Norfolk and Yorkshire.

Flood of Flood Hall. — ^Alterations in the
account of this family.
Flood, John, esq. of Flood Hall, in the
county of Kilkenny, a magistrate and de-
puty lieutenant for that shire, m. Miss Sau-
rin. eldest daughter of the Rt. Hon. Wil-
liam Saurin, (brother to the Bishop of Dro-
more), late attorney-general for Ireland,
and niece to the Marquess of Thomond.

This family descends, it is presumed, from
Sir Thomas Fludd, knt of Milg^te, who
was receiver of Kent, Sussex, and Surrey,
and treasurer to the amiy sent (temp. Eli-
zabeth) to aid Henry IV. of France. In
the subsequent reign, a member of the Kent-
ish house, (who was the first to write his
name Flood), rose high in favour with
Kinff James, and had several grants of lands
in divers parts of the kingdom. He styled
himself in writing *< Flood," while the other
branches were written Fludds, Hence de-

Francis Flood, esq. of Burnchurch, in
the county of Kilkenny, a major in the
army, who m. Anne, only daughter and
heiress of Colonel Henry Warden, M. P.
of Ipswich, in Suffolk, and niece to Ag-
mondesham Cuffe, esq. of Desart, father of
the first Baron Desart. By this lady he
had issue,

i. Warden, of Flood Hall, as stated

in the body of the work.
II. John, *i

in. Charles, i as stated in the body of
V. 'Henry, | the work.

. Uharles, i
.'Henry, i
. Oeorge, J

vi. Francis, of Paulstown Castle, in the
county of Kilkenny, who m. Miss
Hatton, daughter of Henry Hatton,
esq. of Great Clonard, M. P. for the
shire of Wexford, by his wife Lady
Anne Jane Gore, daughter of Ar-
thur Earl of Arran, by whom (who
m. for her second husband John
James, first Marquess of Abercom)
he had issue,

I. Warden, LL.D. judge of the
high court of admiralty of Ire-
land, member in the Irish par-
liament for many years, where
he gave efikient support to his
distinguished relatrve, Henry
Flood. He m. Miss (VDono-
van, sister of General O'Dono-
ran of that ancient fomily in the
county of Cork, and aunt to Sir
William Wrixon Becher, hart,
and had issue.
Warden, as in the body of the

Francis, a captain in the army,

killed in action.
Henry of Paulstoun Castle,

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who m. in 1816, Anna Maria,
dau. of Henry Lennon, esq.
Donovan, a captain in the
army, who served in Hol-
land. He wedded Miss Yig-
nan, niece of the Cotntesse
De La Motte, and left issue,

Warden, captain 61st

Marianne, as stated in the
hody of the work.

2. Hatton, a colonel in the 1st
dragoon guards who served in
Holland. He d, unmarried.

3. Francis, a major in the army,
and high sheriff for the county
of Kilkenny in 1778.

4. Henry, a major in the army,
who fit. and had issue,

John, of Yiewmount. as stated
in the body of the work.

Frances, m. to Dr. Reed, M. D.
of the county of Carlow.

VII. Richard, who, d, unmarried.

VIII. Anne, m. to the Venerable Henry
Candler, D.D. archdeacon of Ossory
and rector of Callan.

The remainder of the account, as given in
the work, is correct

Darbll of Calbhill.

Darell, family of. — The following addi-
tions to the account already given of this
ancient house are extracted from an old
pedigree of the family.

'* William de Orell, a gentlemai^f the
north parts of Normandie, soe call% of a
castle and familie of that countrie, and soe
by contraction, ihe vowells e and o are
changed to a, by which Darell is pronounced
for De Orell, the which came in with the
Conqueror, being for his good service done
in the north, as well in pacifieing the rebel-
lious men in Yorkshire, as in resisting the
insurgent Scots that came to help &em,
considered not only in being dubbed a
knighte in the citty of Torke, after the
burning of it, but also endowed with the
possession of a Saxon called Etheldred, of
Broadswordi, an ancient seat twelve miles
west of Yorke, the which Sir William bad
issue, William, made knight by Henry I.
and constable of the castle of Yorke, which
familie increased much by marriages, and
the last of the familie in Yorkshire was
called Sir George Darell, whose daughter
and heire Sir Guy Dawney, of Cowick,
married. Marmaduke, the sonne of Va-
lentine, ye Sonne of Sir William Darrell,
of Broadsworth, was general under the Lord
ScTOope, baron of Upsall, who served
Richard I. in Aeon, where, by ye way, this
Marmaduke achieved great fame by killing
of ye prince and ruler of ye Isle of Cyprus,
and therefore, in perpetuam Rei memo-

riam, ye lion which he bare before vnoo-
vered, was now crowned, and having no
crest, had to his cognizance ye saracen's
head issuing out of a crowne attired after
the countrie manner— -quae acta fuerunt in
anno 4to Richardi primi."

Edward Darell, esq. (second son of
Thomas Darell, esq. of Scotney, grandaoa
of the Thomas who wedded, as stated at
pa^ 133, Thomasine Gresley), nuurried
Mary, daughter and sole heiress of Mar-
maduke Darell, esq. of Pagham, and Ibe
great-great grandson of this marriage,

Edward Darell, esq. of Putney, in Sur-
rey, espoused, for his second wife, in 1688,
Elizabeth, daughter of John Briscoe, of St.
Stephens, Wallbrook, and had issue,
I. John, who d. #. o.
II. Robert, of Ricnmond. This gen-
tleman m. Mary, daughter of James
Porten, esq. of Putney, and by her
(who d. 14th Nov. 1734) left issue,

1. Edward, b. in 17^.

2. Robert, b. in 1734.

3. Mary, m. in 1758, to Daniel
Wray, esq.

4. Elizabeth, m. in 1761, lo the
Rev. John Jeffreys, D. D. canon
of Christchurch, Oxford, and
had a son and heir.

The Ret.JoHS Jeffreys, who
m. Charlotte, daughter of
— Byron, esq. of Hertford,
and had four sons and serea

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ill. John, of York Street, St. James's,
London, b. 10th April, 1706, who m-
Miss Acton, first cousin to Sir John
Acton, hart of Aldenham, in Shrop-
shire, and died in 1768, having had

1. John, who d- $, p.

2. Catherine, who, m. Thomas
Benett, esq. of Pythouse (see
page 249).

3. Harriet, whom. Richard Crofles,
esq. of West Harling, in Nor-
folk, and had an only daughter
and heiress, Harriet, m. in 1703,
to the present Sir John Saun-
ders Sebright, hart

IV. Elizabeth, in. to John Jeffreys, esq.

of Lincoln's Inn.
V. Anne, m. to S. Shepherd, esq. of Min-

chin Hampton, in Gloucestershire.
VI. Katherine.

Strang WAVES of Well. — Richard-
PuRCHAS Stranowayes, esq. who was a
deputy lieutenant for the Eiast Riding of
Yorkshire, died in 1836. His estates were
situated in the three ridings of that county.

Barne of Sotterley. — Mr. Bame's only
son, Frederick Bame, esq. m. 4th February,

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1833, Mary Anne Elisabedi, eldest dangbter
of tke late Sir John Coartenay Honywood,

Atthill, of Brandiston Hall.
*»* It appears from an ancient work on
the coanty of Norfolk, that *• Sir Wflliani

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