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ham, co. Kent, m., 27 Aug. 1789, Anne, only
da. and h. of Daniel Newman, esq., of Can-
terbury, by whom he had issue,

1. John-William-Charles.
John-Arnott, both d. young.
Sir John, present bart.
Sarah- Anne-Augusta.
John-Willia.m-Thomas, m., 24 July
1824, Frances, youngest da. of William Car-
ter, of Canterbury, M.D., d.
6. Lucy; 7- Jemima.

8. John-Charles.

9. A SON, b. 5 Oct. 1814.

Sir John d. Sept. 1822, and was succeeded
bv his eldest surviving son,

"VII. Sir JOHN, present bart.

Arms — See Plate 9. Gules, two bends,

Crefit — An ostrich, with wings expanded,
argent, beaked, legged, and ducally gorged,
or, holding a horse-shoe proper.

Seat — At Mystole, near Canterbury.


FRANKLAND, of Thirkelby, co. York,
24 Dec. 16G0.

Sir ROBERT FRANKLAND, Baronet, bom July 1784, succeeded
his father, sir Thomas, 4 Jan. 1831 ; married, 30 Nov. 1815, Louisa-Anne,
3d da. of the late lord George Murray, bishop of St. David's, sister to
Caroline-Leonora, late countess of llchester, and has issue, 1. Au-

gusta-Louisa ;-

Caroline-Adelaide ;
-4. JuLiA.RoBERTA, b. 19 May 1825; 5.

3. Emily-Anne




Will r AM Frankland, of Rye, co.
Herts, quitted that county, and settled at
Thirkelby, in Yorkshire; m. Lucy, da. of
sir Henry Butler, of Hatfield Woodhall,
Herts, and had issue,

Sir Henry, knt., b. 160.0, m. Anne, da. of
sir Arthur Harris, knt., and had, besides
other issue,

1. Sir WILLIAM, created a bart. as
above, m. A.rabella, da. of Henry Bellasyse,
eldest son of Thomas, viscount Fauconberg,
by whom he had,

J. Sir Ihoimas, 2d bart.

2. Henry, clerk of the peace for the
North Riding, co. York, d. in 1736, num.

3. John, dean of Gloucester, master of
Sydney College, Cambridge, promoted to
the deanery of Ely, 25 April 172.0, rf. Sept.
1730. He m. Mary, da. of mr. Turton, by
whom he left 1 son, John, late fellow of St.
John's College, Cambriuge, residentiary of
Chichester, vicar of East Bourne, co. Sussex,
and rector of Sundridge, co. Kent ; m., 1st,
Margaret, da. of dr. Green, dean of Ely, by
whom he had 1 son, who d. in his infancy ;
2dly, Mary, widow of Pierson.

4. Grace, m. Leonard Smelt, of Kirkby
Fleetham, esq.

Sir William was succeeded by his eldest

II. Sir THOMAS, m. Elizabeth, da. of
sir John Rvis-sell, bart., (by Frances, da. of
Oliver Cromwell,) by whom (who d, in
1773) he had issue,

1. Thomas, 3d bart.

2. William, who vs^as made treasurer of
the staiTip office, and ?n., 1st, Margaret, da.

and h. of Ascough, esq., by whom he

had a son and a da., who both rf. infants;

2dly, Elizabeth, da. of Dawdowin, by

whom he had a da., Elizabeth, d. unm. : he
d. himself, 28 Nov. 1714.

3. John, rf. young.

4. Henry, d. governor of Bengal, 28 Aug.
1738, having m. Mary, da. of Alexander
Cross, merchant; she d. 28 Nov. 1739: by
her he had issue,

1. Sir Charlrs-Henry, 4th bart.

2. Sir Thomas, 5th bart.

3. William, of Muntham, co. Sussex, d.
28 Dec. iy05, aged 84.

4. Richard, d. an infant.

6. Robert, who d. capt. of aman-of-war,
at Bombay, Dec. 1757.

6. Frederic, d. 15 July 1752, at Lisbon,
a major in the army. He m. Melissa, da.
of the rev. mr. Long, and left issue, Me-

7. Harriott, d. an infant.

5. Richard, LL.D., of Jesus College,
Cambridge; he was commissioner of the
salt-office, and rf. 21 Sept. 1761, imm.

6. Freo BRICK, barrister-at-law, one of
the commissioners of the revenues in Ire-
land, afterwards a commissioner of excise in
England, and then a comptroller of the ac-
counts in that office ; rf. 8 March 1768,
having been twice m.; 1st, to Elizabetli,
relict of Adam C'arbonel, esq., secretary to
John, the great duke of Marlborough. She
d. 27 Jan. 1736-7, by whom he had issue,

1. Frederic, and

2. Arthur, who both d. young.

3. Anne, and

4. Frances, both rf. young.

6. Another Anne, m. Thomas, carl of

Chichester, by whom he had 7 children.

He m., 2dly, Anne Luinlcy, da. of Richard,

1st earl of S.;arb«)rough, who d. 28 Feb.

1730-40, without issue.

7. RoREiiT, who was supercargo of his
brother (the governor)'s ship from Calcutta
to the Persian gulf. He had finished his
trading voyage, and was ready to return to

Bengal, but was murdered at Judda, aad d.
8. Mary, m. Thomas Worsley, esq.

0. Frances, m. Roger Talbot, esq.

Sir Thomas rf. 29 Oct. 1726, and was suc-
ceeded by his eldest son,

III. Sir THOMAS, many years one of
the lords commissioners of the admiralty, m„
Dinah, da. and h. of Francis Topham, esq.j
by her (v;ho rf. 2 Feb. 1740-1) he had 2 das.,

1. Betty, m, John Morley Trevor, of
Glynne-Bourne, co. Sussex, esq.

2. Dinah, m. George-Henry Lee, earl of
Lichfield : she rf. in 1772.

Sir Thomas m., 2dly, 1741, Sarah, da. of

Morseley, co. Worcester, by whom

(who rf. 1783) he had,

3. A SON, d. an infant 1743.

Sir Thomas d. in 1747, and was succeeded
by his cousin,

IV. Sir CHARLES-HENRY, eldest son
of Henry, governor of Bengal. He was
many years collector of his Majesty's cus-
toms for the port of Boston, in North Ame-
rica, and was afterwards consul-general at
the court of Portugal. He m. Agnes, da. of

Browne, and d. 1 1 Jan. 1768, without

issue, and w^as succeeded by his brother,

V. Sir THOMAS, who was, 31 March
1775, promoted to be admiral of the white.
He m. in May 1743, in South Carolina, Sarah
Rhett, grandda. to the chief-justice of that
province, and by her (who d. 20 April 1808,
aged 84) he had 19 children, amongst whom

1. Henry, rf. an infant.

2. Mary, in. sir Boyle Roche, bart., of

3. Sarah, rf. young.

4. Henrietta, rf. Jan. 1808.

5. Sir Thomas, 6;h bart.

6. Hugh, rf. an infant.

7. Anne, m., 1st, in March 1778, John
Lewis, esq.; and 2dly, in 1810, the rev. R,
Hare, of Hurstmonceaux, co. Sussex.

8. Dinah, m., in Aug. 1779, William
Bowles, esq., rf. in 1795.

9. Catharine, m. Thomas Whinyates,

10. Charlotte, m., in 1778, Robert Ni-
cholas, esq., d. in 1800.

11. William, fellow of All Souls' College,
Oxford, col. of the North York regt. of
militia, member for Thirsk, and, in 1806, a
lord of the admiralty, d. 10 June 1816.

12. RoGKR, in holy orders, rector of Yar-
lington, CO. Somerset, and canon-residen-
tiary of Wells, m., in June 1792, Catharine,
da. of John, 7th lord Colville, and d. 25
March 1826, having had issue,

1. Frederick-William.

2. Edv/ard-Augustus.

3. Charles-Corville.

4. George, lieutenant in the 65th regt.
of foot, w., 18 July 1822, Anne, 3d da. of
Thomas Mason, esq., of John Street, Bed-
ford Row.

.5. Arthur; 6. Emma; 7- Matilda.
8. Catharine-Henrietta ; 9. Octavia.
l(t. Louisa.

13. Gkace, m., in 1793, Matthew Gosset,
esq., and d. in 1801.

Sir Thomas d. 20 Nov. 1784, and was suc-
ceeded by his son,

VI. Sir THOMAS, b. Sept. 17.50, w.,
March 17/5, Dorothy, da. of William Smelt,
es(|., (niece of Leonard Smelt, esq., sub-
governor to his late majesty king George IV.,
when jirince of Wales,) by v/hom (who d. 19
May 1820) he had an only surviving child,

I. Sir RouKiiT, present bart.
Sir Tliomasd. 4 Jan. 1831, and was succeeded
bv his only child,

VII. Sir ROBERT, present and 7th bart.



Arms — See Plate 9. Azure, a dolphin,
naiant, embowed, or, on a chief, of the se-
cond, two saltires, gules.

Crest — A dolphin, haurient, argent, en-

twined round an anchor, erect, proper.

Seat— Great Thirkelby Hall, near Thirsk,
in the North Riding, co. York.

LEGARD, of GantoNj co. York.
29 Dec. 1660.

Sir THOMAS-DIGBY LEGARD, Baronet, succeeded his father, Sir
Thomas, 5 July 1830 ; boryi 30 May 1803, married, 31 May 1832, the hon.

Frances Duncombe, da. of Charles, lord Feversham, and has issue, '

FRANCIS-DIGBY, b. 8 May 1833.

This family is of great antiquity in the
county of York, and became possessed of
the manor of Anlaby as early as the 12th

I. Sir JOHN, 1st bart., m., 1st, Grace, da. of
Conyers, earl of Holderness, by whom he

1. Grace, m. John Hill, esq.

He m., 2dly, Francis, eldest da. and co-h. of
sir Thomas Widdrington, knt., serjeant-at-
law, (by Frances, eldest da. of Ferdinando,
lord Fairfax, and Mary, his wife, da. of Ed-
mund Sheffield, 1st earl of Mulgrave, K.G.,)
by whom he had,

2. Sir John, 2d bart.

3. Thomas, d. iinm.

4. William, m. and left children, who all
d, s.p.

5. Widdrington, d. mini.

6. Dorothy, m. Thomas Grimston, esq.

7. Frances, m. George Bowes, esq.

Sir John d, 167^, and was succeeded by his
eldest son,

II. Sir JOHN, m. Elizabeth, da. of Leo-
nard Wastell, esq., by whom he had,

1. John, d. young.

2. Sir John, 3d bart.

a Sir Thomas, 4th bart.

4. Saville, d. young.

5. William.

6. Christopher, d. 11 Oct. 1765, unnu

7. Richard, d. unm.

8. Elizabeth, m. captain Moor, who d.
in 1720.

9. Frances, d. 5 Feb. 1738.

Sir John m., 2dly, Dorothy, da. of sir Wil-
liam Cayley, bart., by whom (who d. 11 July
1735) he had,

10. Barnabas, d. Nov. 1766.

11. Robert, d. 28 June 1735.

12. James; 13. Edwahd.

14. Dorothy, m. mr. Oats.

15. Mary, m, Roger Nowell, esq., and d.
1 April 1770.

1(J. Esther, d. young.
Sir John d. 5 May 1715, and was succeeded
by his eldest son,

III. Sir JOHN, who d. imrn. 14 April
1719, and was succeeded by his brother,

IV. Sir THOMAS, m.,172«-7, Frances, da.
of John Digby, esq., by whom he had,

1. Sir Digby, 5th bart.

2. Frances.

3. Elizabeth, d. young.

4- Jane, HI. John Grimston, esq., and <?.1758.

Sir Thomas d. 1735, and was succeeded by
his son,

V. Sir DIGBY, »?., Aug. 1755, Jane, 3d da.
of George Nottingham, esq.,
and one of the co-heiresses of her brother,
William Cartwright, by whom (who d, in
Sept. 1811) he had,

1. Sir John, fith bart.

2. Sir Thomas, 7th bart.

3. George, lieut.-col. in the army, m. Jane,
da. of John Grimston, of Kilnwick, co.
York, but d. s.p. at St. Domingo.

4. William, in holy orders, vicar of Gan-
ton, CO. York, m., 7 Feb. 18( (3, Cecilia-Eliza-
beth, da. of James Oldershaw, M.D., of
Stamford, co. Lincoln, d. 1818, leaving issue.

5. Digby, m. Frances, da. of Ralph
Creyke, of Marton, esq., and had issue.

6. Richard, collector of the customs at

Jamaica, m. Elizabeth, da. of Brown,

esq., and d. at Jamaica, s.p., G June 1818.

7. Jane, m. Sm.ith, of , co. York,

who re-ni. Henrietta-Charlotte, her sister.

8. Frances, m., Feb. 1780, Thomas Grim-
ston, of Kilnwick, esq.


of , CO. York,

Sir Digby d. 4 Feb. 1773, and was succeeded
by his son,

VI. Sir JOHN, «?., 22 June 1802, Jane, da.
of Henry Aston, of Aston, co. Chester, esq.,
(who d. 19 Dec. 1833,) and dying without
male issue, v/as succeeded by his brother,

VII. Sir THOMAS, capt. R. N., h. 1763,
m., 2G Dec. 1802, miss Sarah Bishop, by
whom (who d. 2(5 Jan. 1814) he had issue,

1. Sir Thomas-Digby, 8th bart.

2. Henry-Willoughby, in the army,

11717)1 a

3. Matilda, ?n., 26 Oct. 1829, Robert
Alexander, esq. barrister-at-law, and F.S.A.

4. Harriett, m., 14 Aug. 1820, Edward
Nelson Alexander, of Halifax, co. York,
esq., F.S.A.

5. Catharine.

Sir Thomas d. 5 July 1830, and was suc-
ceeded by his eldest son,

VIII. Sir THOMAS-DIGBY,present bart.
Anns— See Plate 9. Argent, on a bend,

between six muUets, pierced, gules, a cross
pat6e, or.

Crest — A greyhound^ or, collared, sable.

Motto — Per crucem ad Stellas.

Seat— At Ganton, near Scarborough, co.

BEDINGFELD, of Oxburgh, co. Norfolk.
2 Jan. 1660-1.
Sir HENRY-RICHARD BEDINGFELD, Baronet, born 1800, sue
ceeded his father, sir Richard, 22 Nov. 1829; married, 30 Aug. 1826;

F 2



Margaret-Anne, only da. of Edward Paston, of Appleton, co. Norfolk, esq.,
and has, Matilda-Charlotte, b. 15 Oct. 1827.

Ogerus de Pugeys, a Norman, came
into England with the Conqueror, and was
one of the four knights of the lord Mallett,
lord of the honour of Eye, in Suffolk, who
gave him the manor of Bedingfdd, in con-
sequence of which he assumed the name of
Bedhiitfeld, of Bedingfeld.

Sir Henry Bedbi gfeld , knt., m., 1st, Mary,
da. of lord William Howard, of Naworth
Castle, CO. Cumberland, 3d son of Thomas
Howard, duke of Norfolk, and ancestor to
the earls of Carlisle (by whom he had a son,
Thomas Howard, of the duchy of Lancaster,
who m. Mary, da. of Robert Brooksby, of
Sheffield, co. Leicester, and d. 2(5 April 1(JG5,
in consequence of some wounds he received
in the head during the civil wars) ; and 2dly,
Elizabeth, da. and co-h. of Peter Hoghton,
of Hoghton Tower, co. Lancaster, esq., al-
derman and sheriff of London, by whom he
had 4 sons and 4 das.,

1. Sir Henry, created a bart.

2. William, capt. in the guards.

3. Edmund, a canon at Lier, iu Brabant,
where he d.

4. John, d. unm.

I. Sir HENRY, eldest surviving son of
sir Henry, a distinguished loyalist in the
civil wars, was created a bart. After the
restoration of Charles II., he laid before
that prince a calculation of the sufferings of
the family, which appeared to be ^■47,194
]&. iid. His majesty replied, with concern,
that it was too great for him to recompense.
To which mr. Bedingfeld answered, that all
he begged of his majesty was, that he might
hope, for the future, to enjoy in quiet that
little which was left. He m. Margaret, da.
and h. of Edward Paston, esq., and had

1. Henry.

2. John, m. Dorothy, da. and co-h. of
John Ramsay, and d. Aug. I(j93, leaving

1. Henry; 2. John.
3. Frances; 4. Mary.

3. Edward, a barrister, m. Mary, young-
est sister of sir Clement Fisher, bart., by
whom he had 2 sons and 1 da., Mary, m.
sir John Swinburne, bart.

4. Elizabeth, m. Thomas Weetenhall,
esq. : she had the reputation of being one of
the most perfect beauties of the age.

5. , m. Richard Caryll, esq.

6. Mary, m, Thomas Eyre.

7. Margaret, abbess of the Carmelite
nuns at Lier.

8. Anne, a nun.

Sir Henry d, (! Feb. 1685, and was succeeded
by his eldest son,

II. Sir HENRY, m., 1st, Anne, only da.
and h. of Charles, viscount y\ndover, after-
wards the 2d earl of Berkshire, by whom
he had no issue; and, 2dly, F^lizabeth,
youngest da. of sir John Arundeil, of Lang-
hern, CO. Cornwall, bart., by whom he had

1. Sir Henry-Arundell, 3d bart.

2. Elizabeth, d. young.

3. Margaret, m. sir John Jerningham,


4. Frances, m. sir Francis Anderton, of
Lostock, CO. Lancaster, bart.

Sir Henry d. 14 Sept. 1704, and was suc-
ceeded by his son,

17I!', Elizabeth Boyle, eldest da. of Charles,
earl of Burlington, by whom (who d. 25
Nov. 175] ) he had six sons, the four eldest
of whom d. young.

5. Sir Richard, 4th bart.

(3. Edward, h. 1730, m., 1754, Mary, da.
of sir John Swinburne, bart., by whom he
had ten children,

1. John, R.N., h. 1754.

2. Mary, a nun, d.

3. Anne, m. Thomas Worterton, co.

4. Thomas, d. 1790; 5. Edward, d. 1802.
0. Anthony, d. young; 7- Peter, d.

8. Frances, d. ; 9. Helen; 10. Isabella.

7. Elizabeth, m. Charles Biddulph, of
Burton, co. Sussex, esq.

8. Mary, d. young.

Sir Henry d. 15 July 17(50, and was succeeded
bv his eldest surviving son,

'IV. Sir RICHARD, b. 14 Sept. 172(5, »n,
30 March 17(51, Mary, only da. of Anthony
Brown, viscount Montagu, of Coudray, co.
Sussex, h. 27 May 1733, and by her (who d.
in childbed, 23 Sept. 17t)7>) had one son.

Sir Richard, 5th bart.
Sir Richard d. 17 March 1795, and was suc-
ceeded by his son,

V. Sir RICHARD, 5th bart., h. 23 Sept.
1767. m., 17 June 1795, Charlotte-Georgiana,
da. of sir William Jerningham, bart., and
sister to George-William, lord Stafford, by
whom (who is woman of the bedchamber to
the c[ueen, and was raised to the rank of a
baron's da., by royal sign manual, Oct. 1831,)
he had issue,

1. Frances-Charlotte, h. 13 April 1796,
m., 2 June 1815, William-Francis-Henry,
lord Petre, and d. 29 Jan. 1822.

2. Matilda-Mary, b. 6 April 1797, w».,
30 Nov. 1820, Stanley Cary, of FuUaton,
CO. Devon, esq.

.1. Agnes-Mary, b. 1798, m., 3 Oct. 1823,
Thomas Molyneux Seele, of Hurst House,
CO. Lancaster, esq.

4. Sir Henry-Richard, present bart.

5. Charlotte-Eliza, b. 5 Jan. 1802, a
nun at Bruges, in Flanders.

C. Chablks-Richard, 6. 8 Sept. 1803,
an officer in the Austrian service.

7. Edward-Richard, 6. Jan. 1805, R.N.,
drowned at sea, 1823.

8. Felix-William-George- Richard,
b. 12 Aug. ]f!()8.

Sir Richard d. 22 Nov. 1829, and was sucr
ceeded by his eldest son,

VI. Sir HENRY -RICHARD, present
and (ith bart.

Atms—Sec Plate 9. Ermine, an eagle
dis))layed, gules.
Crest — An eagle, as in the arms.
Motto — De.sjiU-io terrena xolem contemplin:
Scat— At Oxburgh, co. Norfolk.

COLLETON, of London.
18 Feb. lGGO-1.

Sir JAMES-ROUPELL COLLETON, Baronet, Lieut.-Col. in the
Army, succeeded liis father, sir James-Nassau, 10 Jan. 1815 ; born 22



Dec. 1783; married, 12 Dec. 1819, Septima-Sexta-Colleton, da. of rear-
admiral Richard Graves, of Hembury Port, co. Devon, by whom (who

d. in America, 14 Dec. 1831) he has issue, 1. Nassau-Willtam-

Charles, b. .30 March, d. 10 April 1821 ; 2. FREDERICK-NASSAU-
WILLIAM-GRAVES, b. 4 Aug. 1822; 3. Robert-Augustus-

Fulford-Graves, b. 19 Sept. 1824; 4. Gertrude-Hawise-Ela-

de-Ralegh ; 5. Alswitha-Plantagenet.

I. Sir JOHN, 1st bart, had been very
activcj and expended large sums in the ser-
vice of Charles I.; and in recompense of
his great services, <in addition lo the dignity
of bart. conferred on him,) in conjunction
with the duke of Albermarle, earl of Claren-
don, earl Craven, and four other noble per-
sons, had granted to them and their heirs,
large dominions in North America and the
Bahama Islands. Sir John d. 1G(J7» leaving
four sons,

1. Sir Peter.

2. Thomas, m., and had issue.

3. John, d. unm., 1(JG8.

4. James, m., and had issue.

5. Anne, m. Humphrey Selwood.

6. Katherine ; 7- Elizabeth.

II. Sir PETER, m. Elizabeth, relict of
William Johnson, and had issue,

1. Sir John, 3d bart.

2. Catharine, m. Robert Richardson.
3- Anne, d. imm. 1741.

Sir Peter rf. 24 March 1694, and was suc-
ceeded by his son,

III. Sir JOHN, HI., 10 Dec. 1700, Eliza-
beth, da. of John Snell, esq., and had issue,

1. John, of Fair Lawns, South Carolina,
m., 21 July 1730, Susanna, da. of the rev.
John Snell, canon of Exeter, by whom he

1. Peter, d. v.p.

2. Sir John, 4th bart.

3. Elizabeth-Mary-Anne, m., 31 Dec.
1770, Joseph Cooke, M.D.

4. Susanna, d. young, 1761.

5. Hannah, d. xinm. 1747.

2. Peter, of South Carolina, d. unm.

3. Robert, capt. in the army, nu, 24 Sept.
1748, miss Anne Colleton, of South Carolina,
and d. 1755, leaving issue.

Sir James Nassau, 6th bart.

4. Elizabeth, h. 11 June 1704, m., 1st,
John Browne, 2dly, Edward Hawley, esq.

He d. 1754, and was succeeded by his

IV. Sir JOHN, m., 1st, 10 Feb. 1759,
Anne, da. of Francis Fulford, of Great Ful-
ford, CO. Devon, esq., (which marriage was
dissolved by act of parliament, March 1772,)
by whom he had issue one da.,

Louisa-Caroline, who jh., 23 Sept. 1787,
rear-admiral Richard Graves, and d. 25 Dec

He m., 2dly, 21 April 1774, Jane Mutter,
by whom he had one son,

V. Sir JOHN-SNELL, d. July 18()1,
leaving no issue, by which event the title
devolved on his father's 1st coushi,

VI. Sir JAMES-NASSAU, clerk in the
secretary of state's office for the home de-
partment, 6. 23 March 1752, m., 3 Dec. 1778.
Susanna, da. of William Nixon, of Lincoln,
by whom (who d. 31 Jan. 1830) he had issue,

1. Sir James-Roupell, present bart.

2. Thomas-William, in the army.

3. Nassau-Charles, d. a minor, 15 June

4. LucY-ANNE-WiLHELMiNA-PrxT, d. an
infant, March 1780.

5. SusANNA-BooNE, d. unm. 6 Dec. 181f).

6. Augusta-Henrietta, d. 1810, imnu

7. Anne-Elizabeth, d. tiiun. 1817.
H. Marv-Sarah, d. an infant.

9. Carolina-Berkeley, d. unm.
Sir James d. IG Jan. 1815, and was succeetled
by his eldest son,


Arms— See Plate 9. Or, three stags'
heads, couped, proper.
Crest— A stag's head, as in the arms.

BEAUMONT, of Stoughton-Grange, co. Leicester.

21 Feb. 1C60..1.

ronet, born Id Dec. 1799 ; succeeded his cousin, sir Georp^e-Howland, 6
Feb. 1827 ; married., 16 June 1825, Mary- Anne, eldest da. of William

Howley, D.D., lord archbishop of Canterbury, and has issue, 1.

GEORGE-HOWLAND, b. 12 Sept. 1828 ; - ^2. Rayjiond-Curzon,

b. 8 April 1830, d. 7 May following ; 3. William-Beresford, b. 31

]\Iarch 1831; 4. Willoughby-Hastings, b. 15 Aug. 1832; 5.

Mary-Susan, 5. Aug. 1827, rf. an infant; 6. Constance-Mary, b.

25 July 1834.

This family may vie with the proudest
of our nobility in illustrious extraction,
being descended, in a direct paternal line,
from Louis VIIL, king of France.

Charles, younger son of Louis VIIL, was
called king of Jerusalem and Sicily. His 2d
son, Louis, in. Agnes, heiress of Beaumont,
in France ; and the sons of that marriage
took the name of Beaumont; and to their
paternal arms, viz., France ancient, added

those of their mother, viz., a lion rampant,
or, as now borne. The eldest son of Louis
and Agnes enjoyed the French inheritance;
Theobald, the 2d, was archbishop of Paris;
Louis, the 3d son, came to England, and
was bishop of Durham. Henry, the 4th
son, also seated himself in England, and
was earl of Buchan, in Scotland. He d. 1340.
His son, John, lord Beaumont, w. Eleanor,
5th da. of Henry Plantagenet, earl of Lan-



caster, grandson to king Henry III. The
eldest branch of his descendants became ex-
tinct on the death of William, viscount

A younger branch settled at Cole Orton,
CO. Leicester, temp. Edward IV., of which
was Nicholas Beaumont, who rf. 1585,
leaving, besides other issue, two sons,

1. Sir Henry, whose son, sir Thomas,
was created a bart., 17 Sept. 1619, and after-
wards created, 1622, viscount Beaumont, of
Swords, CO. Dublin, which titles became ex-
tinct on the death of his grandson, Thomas,
3d viscount, 1702 ; and,

2. Sir Thomas, of Stoughton, who was
grandfather of

I. Sir THOMAS, created a bart. as above,
TO. Elizabeth, da. and co-h. of sir Nicholas
Trott, knt., by Mary, da. and h. of sir
George Perient, knt., and had issue,

1. Sir Henry, 2d bart.

2. Thomas, in holy orders, m. Susannah,
da. of William Oldys, D.D., and had two

1. Elizabeth, m. William Hayley, M.D.

2. Arabella; and four sons, of which
one only left a da.

Hed. 15 Jan. 1710, aged 71.

3. William, of Great Dunmow, co. Es-
sex, ancestor to the present bart., of whom

4. Jane; 5. Mary.

Sir Thomas was succeeded by his son,

II. Sir HENRY, m. Elizabeth, da. of
George Farmer, esq., prothonotary of the
Common Pleas ; and had, (besides 6 sons that
d. in their infancy,)

1. Sir Thomas, 3d bart.

2. Sir George, 4th bart.

3. Henry, d. unm.

4. Basil, who was brought up to the sea
service, and perished in the great storm, 27
Nov. 1703, on the Goodwin Sands.

5. Sir Lewis, 5th bart.

6. WiLLiAM-ViLLiERS, rf. 1? July 1697.

7. Charles, was blown up in the Downs,
19 Sept. 1700, in the Carlisle man-of-war.

8. James, d. iinm.

9. Elizabeth, d. Feb. 1726-7.

10. Anne.

11. Diana, d. 1694.

12. Henrietta, m. John Styleman, esq.,
and d. 10 March 1724-5.

13. Catherine, m. William Busby, and
d. 1 April 1726.

14. Arabella; 15. Christiana.

Sir Henry d. 1688, and was succeeded by his
eldest son,

III. Sir THOMAS, d. 1690, unm., and
was succeeded by his next brother,

IV. Sir GEORGE, and being also heir-
male in blood to Thomas, viscount Beau-
mont, of Cole-Orton, (an ancient seat and
inheritance of the family,) succeeded to
that, and all other his estates, by the will
of the said viscount. In the year 1712 he
was made a commissioner of the privy seal,
and 1714, one of the lords of the admiralty ;
and d. unm. 9 April 1737, was succeeded by
his next surviving brother.

V. Sir LEWIS, rector of Pycomb, in
Sussex, and prebendary of Chichester, m.
Elizabeth, da. of mr. Courtnay, and relict
of the rev. mr. Temple, by whom he had no
issue; and rf. 23 Dec. 1738, a»t. 64, the title,
and viscount Beaumont's estates at Cole
Orton, and in other counties, went to his
cousin, sir George Beaumont, in the fol-
lowing manner :

William, 3d son of sir Thomas, the 1st
bart. of this branch of the family, was
seated at Dunmow, co. Essex, where he
was buried in 1719; and having m. Jane, da.
of John Watts, esq., by Jane, da. of sir
Thomas Burton, bare, had two sons, Wil-
liam and Henry (who had a son, Thomas) ;

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