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This family has been, throu«;h a long
series of _ generations, established at Mon-
tauban, in the province of Languedoc, in
France. By a reference to a patent, signed
by Henry IV., 6 July 1579, still extant, we
are informed that Jean Horace had been
appointed to the offices of " Con.ieiller a la
Chanibre de V Edit," and of " Ma'itre des
Reqiiestes oidinaires du Rot en son Hotel."
To him succeeded Samuel, his eldest son,

who had m. Rachael, da. of de Valette,

of a noble family in Guienne, 9 Dec. 1614,
who had also a son, named Jean-Horace,
m. Jane, da. of de la Lauze, of an an-
cient family in the province of Quercy, 27
Jan. 1643. Samuel, only son of Jean-Ho-
race Pechell, b. at Montauban, in 1644,
and m. marquesse Thierry de Sabonniers,
of the same place, where he had resided,
with many other descendants of those no-
ble Protestants who had placed Henry IV.
on the throne. But on the revocation of
the edict of Nantes, by Louis XIV., this
couple were objects of severe persecution,
and after having suffered extreme cruelties,
monsieur Pechell was at length embarked,
with felons, for the West Indies, from
whence he effected his escape, first to Ja-
maica, and then to Ireland, where he ob-
tained a pension from king William, and
a commission in a regiment commanded by
marshal Schomberg. His wife, with her
only son, Jacob, fled to Geneva ; there she
remained, until hearing of her husband's
arrival in Ireland, she found the means of
joining him, where they lived for many
years, having had the good fortune to re-
ceive several considerable remittances from
France. Their two daughters had been
taken from them before they left their na-
tive country, placed in a convent, brought
up to the Catholic religion, and some years
afterwards obtained a grant of all their fa-
ther's lands, by virtue of a letter from
Louis XIV., of which their heirs are at
this tim.e in possession. One of them m.
M. de Cahuzac, the other M. de St. Sar-

Jacob Pechell, above mentioned, b.
1679, embraced the military profession, and
served in different corps in Spain and Flan-
ders. He m. Jane, da. of John Boyd, of
Dublin, esq., and aunt to the bart. of that
name; he had a numerous issue, four of
which only arrived at the age of maturity,

1. Samuel, b. 13 Jan. 17I6, one of the
masters in Chancery, d. without issue in
April 1782, having m., 1st, Frances, da. of
James Gaultier, d. Dec. 1767 ; 2dly, Mar-
garetta, da. of sir Thomas-Pym Hales,

2. George, a lieut. of marines, who was
killed at the attack of Fort St. Lazare, in

3. Sir Paul, 1st bart.

4. Mary, m. the late brigadier-general
Caillaud, of Aston-Rowant, co. Oxford.

I. Sir PAUL, 3d son, b. 12 Nov. 1724,
created a bart. as above, served as a cornet
in the royal dragoons, in Flanders, and
was wounded at the battle of Lafeldt ; in
1747 he was aid-de-camp to lieut.-gen. Haw-
ley, and afterwards to the hon. lieut.-gen.
sir George Howard, K.B. : and after having

arrived at the rank of lieut.-colonel, he
retired in 1767- He tn., Feb. 1752, Mary,
only da. and h. of Thomas Brooke, of Pag-
glesham, co. Essex, esq., by whom he

1. Sir Thomas-Brooke, 2d bart.

2. Augustus, of Berkhampstead, co.
Herts, appointed receiver-general of the
post-office, 1785, and of the customs, 1790,
m., Sept. 1781, Sarah, 3d da. and co-h. of
Thomas Drake, D.D., rector of Amersham,
CO. Bucks, and had issue,

1. Samuel -George, of Beerley, Hants,
captain R.N., b. 6 July 1/86, nu, 15 Jan.
I8I7, Carohne, 2d da. of William Thoyts,
of Sulhamstead House, co. Herts, esq.,
and has issue, 1. George - Samuel ; 2.
Charles; 3. William; 4. Caroline.

2. Augustus, b. Feb. 1791, M.A., chan-
cellor of St. David's.

3. Horace - Robert, in holy orders,
chancellor of Brecon, b. May 1792, m.,
29 July 1826, Caroline-Mary, 3d da. of
rear-admiral lord Mark Ker and the count-
ess of Antrim, and has issue, 1. Augustus;
2. Mark-Robert ; 3. Horace-Sei/mour ; 4.
Horatia-Cfiarlotte ; 5. Caroline-Anne.

4. Mary-Isabella, b. 1783, m. James
Smith, of Ashlyn's Hall, co. Herts, esq.

5. Catherine-Anne, b. 1785, m., 5 March
1811, rev. Henry Townsend, of Honington
Hall, CO. Warwick.

6. Frances-Augusta, b. 1788, m., 8 April
1813, rev. John-Banks Jenkinson, bishop
of St. David's.

7. Charlotte-Elizabeth, b. 1795, m., 1830,
rev. Horace Munro.

8. Caroline, b. 1796, m., 1820, rev.
Robert Pemberton, of Millichope Hall,
CO. Salop.

Sir Paul rf. 13 Jan. 1803, and was succeeded
by his son,

II. Sir THOMAS, 2d bart., took the
surname of Brooke before that of Pechell,
by royal sign manual, m., April 1783, Char-
lotte, 2d da. of lieut.-gen. sir John Clavering,
K.B., (by lady Diana West, youngest da. of
John, 1st earl Delawarr,) and had issue,

1. Thomas-Brooke, d. Aug. 1799.

2. Sir Samuel-Joh.v, 3d bart.

3. Geokge-Richard, b. 30 June 1789,
M.P. for Brighton, capt. R.N., and equerry
to her majesty, ?m., 1 Aug. 1826, the hon.
Katherine-Annabella Bisshopp, da. of Cecil,
lord Zoviche, and has issue,

1. Henrietta-Katherine, b. 4 April 1829.

2. William-Henry-Cecil-George, b. '20
May 1830.

3. Adelaide, b. Jan. 1833.

4. Charlotte-Diana, b. 14 May 1791, d.
25 Oct. 1802.

5. Frances -, b. 30 Nov.
1793. m., 3 Aug. 1824, the rev. Robert
Tredcroft, rector of West Itchnor, co. Sus-

Sir Thomas d. 18 June 1826, and was suc-
ceeded by his son,

III. Sir SAMUEL -JOHN, present ana
3d bart.

Anns — See Plate 30. Gules, a lion ram-
pant, or; on a chief, of the second, three
laurel branches, proper.

Crest — A lark, proper.

Sents—At Aldwick, co. Sussex: aiid at
Twickenham, co. Middlesex.



23 June 1797-

Rev. Sir HENRY THOMPSON, Baronet, in Holy Orders, born 5
Nov. 179fi, succeeded his brother, sir Norborne, 1 July 1826 ; married^ 26
Feb. 1828, Hannah- Jean, 3d da. of the hon. sir George Grey, bart., who rf.

June 1829.

Southampton, M.P. for Monmouth, vice-
admiral of the blue, was created a bart. as
above, and m. Jane, only da. and h. of Ro-
bert Selby, of Bonnington, near Edinburgh,
by whom he had issue,

1. Sir Norborne, 2d bart.

2. Charles-Robert, b. 22 Feb. 1788.

3. Elizabeth.

4. Jane, rf. 5 Jan. 1815.

5. Sir Henry, present bart.

Sir Charles d. 1803, and was succeeded by
his son,

II. Sir NORBORNE, b. 2.3 March 1785, d.
1 July 1826, and was succeeded by his bro-


lli. Sir HENRY, .3d bart.

Ai-ms — See Plate 30. Argent, a chevron
wavy, gules ; in base, a sea-horse passant in
the sea, supporting a flag-staff, azure ; on
ft chief, azure, a thunderbolt between two
mullets, or ; on a canton, of the last, a
saltire, engrailed, sable, between four
crosses pat 6es, gules.

Crest — On a naval coronet, azure, charged
with three crosses patde, argent, an unicorn
passant, argent, gorged with a wreath of
laurel, proper.

Seat — At Southampton, co; Hants.


24 June 1797.

Sii WILLIAM-GEORGE PARKER, Baronet, Post-Captain, R.N,,
horn 19 Aug. 1787, succeeded his father, sir William, 1804; married^ 29
Aug. 1808, Elizabeth, da. of J. C. Still, esq., and has a Son, b. 3 Feb. 1813,
and other children.

At'GusTiNE Parker, of Queenborough,
CO. Kent, one of the jurats, and sometime
mayor of the said borough, and commander
of a yacht in his majesty's service, (who d.
June 1783,) w. Elizabeth, eldest da. of Wil-
liam Beal, of Shorles, near Minster, co.
Kent, esq., by whom he had a son,

I. Sir WILLIAM, rear-admiral of the
red, b. 1 Jan. 1743, created a bart. of Great
Britain, 24 June 1797- He m., 28 Dec.
1766, Jane, eldest da. of Edward Colling-
wood, of Greenwich, esq., by whom he had,
(besides five children who d. young,)

1. Sir William-George, present bart.

2. Jane, m. Archibald Roberton, esq.,
royal artillery.

.3. Sarah, m. Joseph Bingham, esq., capt.

4. Susannah, m. William Bowen, esq.,

5. Harriet ; 6. Anne.

7. Mary, m., 24 April 1810, Peter Taylor
Robertson, esq., major 8th regiment of foot.

8. Elizabeth.

Sir William d. 1804, and was succeeded by
his only son,


Anns — See Plate 30. Ermine, an anchor,
azure, between three escallops, gules ; on a
chief, wavy, of the second, a naval coronet,

Crest — On a naval coronet, azure, a stag
statant, argent; behind him, issuing from
the coronet, in pale, a branch of laurel.

Seat — At Harburn, co. Warwick.


30 Oct. 1797.

Sir HENRY ONSLOW, Baronet, Captain in the Royal Artillery, suc-
reeded his father, admiral sir Richard, 27 Dec. 1817; married, 7 Feb. 1807,
Caroline, da. of the late John Bond, of Mitcham, co. Surrey, esq., and has

issue, 1. HENRY, i. 5 June 1809; 2. Matheav-Richard, 6. 12

Sept. 1810; 3. Thomas, b. 15 March 1812; 4. Arthur-Wal-
ton, b. 3 Aug. 1813; 5. CaroIine ; 6. another Da.

The family of Onslow was seated at On- man of London, succeeded, on the death of

slow, CO. Salop, as early as the reign of his father-in-law, to the title, by virtue of a

Henry III. Sir Richard Onslow d. I()(j4, special limitation in the patent of creation,

leaving, besides other children, a son and h., and d. 7 ,Aug. I(i88, leaving issue, besides

Sir Arthur, who having m. Mary, da. other children, two sons, 1. Richard,

and co-h. of sir Thomas Foot, bart., alder- created, 17IG, baron Onslow, with limitation



to the issue male of his father, and d. 1717.
leaving two das. and an only son, Thomas,
2d lord, who d. 1740, leaving an only child,
Thomas, 3d lord, who d. without issue, 1776 ;
and 2.

Foot Onslow, 2d son of sir Arthur, was
a commissioner of excise, >n. Susannah, da.
of Thomas Anlaby, of Eton, co. York, and
widow of Arnold Col well, esq., and had

1. Arthur, speaker of the house of com-
mons in five parliaments from 1727 to 1761,
father of the late and grandfather of the
present earl Onslow (see Debrett's Peerage).

2. Richard, father of the 1st bart.

3. Susannah, m. William Creswell, of
Lillingstone, co. Bucks, esq.

4. Elizabeth, m. Francis Drake, esq.

5. Gulielma-Maria, m. Richard Bos-
well, of Bow, CO. Essex, esq.

6. Maria, d. u?im. 1742.
He d. 10 May 1710.

Richard, 2d son of Foot Onslow, was a
lieut.-general, and governor of Plymouth,
and d. 1760, having m., 1st, Rose, da. and co-
h. of John Bridges, gent., who d. soon after
marriage, without issue; and 2dlv, Pooley,
da. of Charles Walton, esq., and niece of
vice-admiral sir George Walton, knt., by
whom he had,

1. George, lieut.-col. in the guards, M.P.
for Guilford, outranger of Windsor Forest,
m. Jane, da. of the rev, Thomas Thorpe,
rector of Chillingham, co. Northumberland,
by whom he had issue,

1. George- Walton, w., and had issue.

2. Arthur, in holy orders, nu twice, and
left issue.

3. Pooley, m., 1st, sir Francis-Samuel
Drake, of Send, co. Surrey, bart. ; and
2dlv, Arthur Onslow, esq., serjeant-at-law,
and d. 1822.

2. Sir Richard, 1st bart.

3. Arthur, D.D., dean of Worcester, m.
Frances, da. of Constantine Phipps, of the
island of St. Christopher's, esq., by whom
he had issue,

1. Richard-Francis, rector of Kidder-
minster, CO. Worcester, m., June 1801,
Henrietta-Mary, da. of the hon. Andrew
Foley, and has issue.

2. Arthur-Cyril-Phipps, in holy orders,
rector of Newington Butts, co. Surrey,
m., Aug. 1812, Elizabeth, 2d da. of the late
sir Edward Winnington, bart.

3. Anna- Maria; 4. Jane ; 5. Charlotte.
6. Phipps.

4. Elizabeth, m. George Hamilton, pre-
bendary of Salisbury, son of James, 7th earl
of Abercom.

I. RICHARD ONSLOW, esq., the 2d son,
was created a bart. as above, admiral of the
red, G.C.B., lieut.-gen. of the roval marines.
Sir Richard greatly distinguished himself in
the naval service, and was second in com-
mand in the memorable victory over the
Dutch fleet at Camperdown, ll'Oct. 1797 :
for his services in wnich he was created a
bart., and received the unanimous thanks of
both houses of parliament, b. 23 June 1741,
m. Anne, da. of commodore Matthew Mit-
chell, of Chiltem, co. Wilts, and had issue,

1. Matthew-Richard, d. 10 Aug. 1808,
having m., 30 Nov. 1805, Sarah, eldest da. of
the late Hugh Seton,esq., lieut. -governor of
Surat, (whort!., 2dly, May 1813, S. Saunders,
of Blundestone-vill'a, co. Suffolk, esq.,) and
leaving issue several das. of whom, Amelia-
Charlotte, the eldest, /«., 20 Sept. 1828, Ro-
bert-John Marsham, of Stratton-Strawless,
CO. Norfolk, and the youngest, Mathewana-
Sarah, m., 5 June 1828, Bernard Granville,
of Calwich, co. Stafford, esq.

2. Sir Henry, present bart.

3. Cranley ; 4. Roger, both d. infants;

5. Anne, nu, 12 Aug. 1833, Franeis-Gerard,
viscount Lake.

6. Elizabeth, ?n., 2 Oct. 1819, Robert
Lewis, esq.

7. Harriet, m., 15 Sept. 1816, James-
Norman Creighton, esq., capt. in the army.

8. John ; 9. James.

10. Frances, m. admiral sir Hyde Parker.
Sir Richard d. 27 Dec. 1817, and was suc-
ceeded by his eldest surviving son,

n. Sir HENRY, present bart.

Arms— See Plate 30. Argent, afesse, gules,
between six Cornish choughs, proper.

Crest — An eagle, sable, preying on a par-
tridge, or.

Motto — Festina lente.

Seat — Altham, co. Lancaster.

KNIGHTLEY, of Faavsley, co. Northampton^
2 Feb. 1798.

Sir CHARLES KNIGHTLEY, Baronet, D.C.L., M.P. for the Southeni
Division of Northamptonshire ; born 30 Jan. 1781, succeeded his uncle,
the rev. sir John, 29 Jan. 1812; married, 24 Aug. 1813, Selina-Marv
Hervey, eldest da. of Felton-Lionel Hervey, of Englefield Green, co. Sur-
rey, esq., (by Selina, only da. and h. of sir John Elwell, bart., by Selina,
da. of Peter Bathurst, esq., and relict of lord Ranelagh, and sister to
the late lieut.-col. sir Felton-Lionel-Bathurst Hervey, C.B., bart.,) and has
issue, 1. Sophia.Selina,6. 1817; 2. RAINALD, b. 22 Oct. 1819.

Ratnald de Knightley, the ancestor
of this family, held the manor of Knightley,
CO. Stafford, at the time of the general
survey of England, 20 William the Con-
queror, and his descendants continued lords
of it till the elder line ended in an heir fe-
male in the reign of Edward 111.

Richard Knightley {14th in descent from
Rainald) was of Fawsley, co. Northampton,
temp. Edw. IV. ; and 4th in descent from
Kim, was

Sir Valentink Knightley, of Fawsley,

who d. 15G6, having m. Anne, da. of Ed-
ward Ferrars, of Badesley, co. Warwick,
knt., and leaving, besides other issue,

1. Sir Richard, his son andh.

2. Thomas, of Burghall, co. Stafford, m.
and left issue.

3. Edward, of OfFchureh, co. Warwick,
whose grandson, John Knightley, of Off-
church, was created a bart. 30 Aug. 1660,
which title is now extinct.

Sir Richard, son and h. of sir Valentine,
was a K.B., distinguished for his attach-



ment to the puritans, and heavily fined in
the star-chamber for libels against the
church ; he was considered one of the most
wealthy men of his time, having an estate
of j£l3,0()(> per annum. He d. 1(515, aged
82, having w., 1st, Mary, da. of Richard
Fermor, esq. ; and 2dly, lady Elizabeth
Seymour, da. of Edward, duke of Somerset,
and left a numerous issue by both wives,
which, however, became extinct in the 2d
generation, and the estate of Fawsley de-
volved upon

Richard Knightley, esq., eldest son of
Thomas, of Burgh Hall, 2d son of sir Va-
lentine, m. Jane, da. of Sir Edward Little-
ton, of Pillaton Hall, co. Stafford, and d.
Sept. 1650, leaving (besides several others
who d. young) 4 surviving sons,

1. Sir Richard, K.B. at the coronation
of Charles II., twice tn., and left 2 das. and
1 son, Essex, who d. without male issue,

2. Edward, m., but d. s.p., 1655.

:i. Devereux, m., and left one son, De-
vereux, who d. s.p.

4. Lucy.

Lucy Knightley, 4th son of Richard
Knightley, esq., (b. 23 April 1623, d. in Oct.
Um,) m. Elizabeth, da. of Giles Dent, al-
derman of London, by whom (who d. 21
Jan. I7IO) he had,

1. Lucy, d. umn., 1681.

2. Giles.

3. Richard, of whom hereafter.

4. John; 5. Devereux ; who both d.

6. Valentine.

7. Giles, of Charwelton, co. Northamp-
ton, b. 10 Aug. 1774, d. 1783.

8. Elizabeth, m. John Stratford, esq.

9. Mary, m. Jacob Turner.

10. Jane, m. William Strudwick, esq.

11. Rebecca, m. John Mapletoft, M.D.

12. Susannah, m, John Ashford, esq.

13. Lucy, m. Thomas Gary, esq.

14. Dent, m. Malachy Thurston, esq.
Richard Knightley, of London, (and

afterwards of Fawsley, esq., on the extinc-
tion of male issue of his uncles,) 3d son of
Lucy, 7)1., 1st, Elizabeth, da. of Henry Wal-
den, esq., a judge in the island of Barbados,
by whom he had issue,

1. Lucy, hereafter mentioned.

2. Richard, m. Anne, da. of John An-
drews, esq.

3. Elizabeth; 4. Deborah.

He tn., 2dly, Mary, da. of John Upton,
by whom he had no issue, and d. 1728.

Lucy, son and h. of Richard, m., 1st,
Jane-Grey, da. and co-h. of Henry Benson,
of Dadford, co. Northampton, esq., by
Elizabeth, sister of Thomas, earl of Stam-

ford, by whom he had issue,

1. Valentine, his successor.

2. Richard, d. young.

3. Elizabeth.

4. Jane, m. Richard Williams, esq.

5. Lucy, m. Joseph Smith, of Stow Park,
CO. Northampton, esq.

6. Deborah, d. young.

He m., 2dly, Anne, da. of the rev. Wil-
liam Adams, by whom he had no issue, and
d. in Aug. 1738, and was succeeded by his
only surviving son,

Valentine, of Fawsley, esq., M.P. co.
Northampton, b. 9 Sept. 1718; m. Eliza-
beth, da. of Edward Dummer, of Swaith-
land, CO. Hants, esq., by whom he had

1. Lucy, m. Catharine, da. of sir James
Dash wood, bart., but had no issue. He
represented co. Northampton in 3 parlia-

2. Valentine, d. unm.

3. Sir John, 1st bart.

4. Charles, in holy orders, b. l^W, rf,
about 1787, having in. Elizabeth, only da. of
Henry Boulton, the elder, of Molton, co.
Lincoln, and Uppingham, co. Rutland, esq.,
and left issue,

1. Sir Charles, present bart.

2. Valentine, b. 1782.

3. Henry, m. Jane, da. of the rev. Phi-
lip Storey.

4. Elizabeth, tn., 5 Aug. 1822, William
Lee, esq.

5. Sophia, b. in June 1787» m., 1807,
John Story, of Leckington, co. Leicester,
esq., who was accidentally killed on board
a steam-boat on the lake of Geneva, 26
May 1827.

5. James, m. Mary Davies, but has no

6. Elizabeth, m. John- Willis Fleming,
of Stoneham Park, co. Hants, esq.

7. Jane, m. John Kingston, of Belmont,

I. Sir JOHN, 3d son, b. 17 Feb. 1746, in
holy orders, was created a bart. as above,
with remainder, in default of issue male of
his body, to that of his next brother, the
rev. Charles Knightley, deceased. Sir John
m. Mary, only da. of John Baines, esq.,
(which lady survived him, and d. 22 Sept.
I83(t,) rf. 2!) Jan. 1812, without issue, and was
succeeded by his nephew,

II. Sir CHARLES, present bart.
Ann.'i—See Plate 30. Quarterly: 1st and

4th, ermine ; 2d and 3d, paly of six, or and
gules, all within a bordure azure.

Crest— A buck's head, couped, argent, at-
tired, or.

Se«^— Fawsley Park, Daventry, co. North-

HAY, (now DALRYMPLE-HAY,) of Park Place, co. Wigton.

7 April 1798.

Sir JAMES DALRYMPLE-HAY, Baronet, lorn 26 July I7OO, suc-
ceeded his father, sir John, 1812; married, 1st, Sept. 181J), Ehzabeth, da.
of sir John Heron Maxwell, of Springkell, Ijart., by whom (who d. Feb.

1821) he had issue, 1. JOHN-CHARLES, b. 11 Feb. 1821. Sir John

w., 2dly, March 1H23, Anne, da. of George Ilathorn, of London, esq., and

has issue, 2. Saraii-Georgina, b. G May 182G; 3. Susan, b.

Nov. 1827 ; 4. James, 6. Sept. 1829 ; 5. Grace-Maria, b. Sept.

1830 ; 6. Mary-Heron, b. Jan. 1832; 7- Houston, (a da.,) b. 2

April 1833.



James Dalbymple, of Dunraget, in the
parish of Old Luce, Wigtonshire, esq., m.

Grace, da. of M'Dowall, of Freagh,

esq., and rf. about 1766, aged 68, having had
issue, (besides one son, and three das., who
d. young,) Grace, m. sir Alexander Gordon,
of Greenlaw, in the stewartry of Kircud-
bright, and rf. 1820, and a son and heir.

Sir JOHN, created a bart., as above, took
the name and arms of Hay, by royal sign
manual 1798 ; b. 14 April 1746, m., 29 March
1779, Susan, only da. of sir Thomas Hay, of
Park, bart., (and h. of her brother sir Tho-
mas, who d. s.p. 1794,) and by her (who sur-
vived him, and rf. Jan. 1825,) had issue,

1. Jean, 6. 26 Jan. 1780, m., 1814, Vans
Hathorn, of Garthland, co. Wigton, esq.,
and d. May 1824.

2. Grace, b. 24 Feb. 1781.

3. Elizabeth, 6. 26 April 1784, m., 18f)8,
Levison Stewart, of Glasserton, co. Wigton,
esq., R.N.

4. Susan, h. 10 Oct. 1786.

5. Sir James, 2d bart.

6. Margaret, b. 1792, d. young.

7. Mary, b. 1796, d. 1798.

Sir John d. 1812, and was succeeded by his
only son,

II. Sir JAMES, present and 2d bart.

Arms—^se Plate 30. Argent, between .*»
escutcheons, gules, in base, and in chief, a
yoke, proper, a crescent, azure.

C-est—X falcon, proper, charged on tlie
breast with an escutcheon, gules.

Motto — Servajugtmi.

Seats— Dunrsiget, Glenluce ; and Park
Place, CO. Wigton.

ANSTRUTHER, of Fort William, Bengal.
18 May 1798.

Great Britain and of Nova Scotia, Heritable Carver of the King's House-
hold in Scotland, born 1790, succeeded his nephew, sir John, Nov. 1831 ;
married, 1824, Meredith-IVIaria, youngest da. of Charles Wetherell, esq.,

and has issue.


This family is descended from William
DE Candela, who was lord of the lands
and barony of An-stnither, co. Fife, in the
time of Malcolm, 4th king of Scotland, who
ascended the throne of that kingdom, 11.53.
His grandson, Henry, appears to have first
assumed the surname of Anstruther, from
the said lands, and is so named in a deed 1221.
Sir James Anstruther, the 12th in descent
from William de Candela, was appointed
heritable carver to James VI. 1585, and was
constituted one of the masters of the house-
hold to his majesty 1592, with all the profits
and privileges belonging to these offices,
which are hereditary in the family. He d.
1606, having m. Jean, da. of Thomas Scott,
of Abbotshall, lord-justice-clerk in the reign
of James V.,by whom he had two sons, sir
William, K.B., so created at the coronation
of king James I., 1603, m., but d. without
issue, 1649, and

Sir Robert, h. to his brother, was em-
ployed in many diplomatic services by
kings James and Charles I. ; m. Katharine,
da. of sir Edward Swift, of Yorkshire, and
had 2 sons, Robert, who d. without issue
male, and

Sir Philip, who was a zealous royalist,
and taken prisoner at the battle of Wor-
cester, m. Christian, da. of major-general
Lumsdain, of Innergelly, and d. 1702, leav-
ing 5 sons, all barts. or knights.

1. Sir William, his heir.

2. Sir Robert, of Balcaskie, created a
bart. of N. S. 1694, »n., and left issue.

3. Sir Philip, of Anstrutherfield.m., and
left issue.

4. Sir James, of Ardrie, d. unm,

5. Sir Alexander, m. Joan, da. and co-
h. of David Leslie, 2d lord Newark, and left
issue, who claimed the title of baron New-
ark, but the claim was decided against by
the house of lords, 179.3.

Sir William Anstruther, son and heir of
sir Philip, was created a bart. of Nova Sco-
tia, 1694, and d. 1711, having m. Helen, da.
of John-Hamilton, 4th earl of Haddington,
and leaving a son and heir.

Sir John, appointed master of the king's

works in Scotland, 1717. «'• Margaret, da. of
James-Carmichael, 2d earl of Hyndford,
and d. 1746, having had two children who d.
young, and a surviving son.

Sir John, b. 27 Dec. 17I8, m., 4 Oct. 1750,
Janet, da. of James Fall, of Dunbar, and d.
1799, having had issue,

1. Sir Philip, succeeded his father as
bart. of Nova Scotia, b. 13 Jan. 1752: m.,
19 Feb. 1778, Anne, da. of sir John Pater-
son, bart., but d. without issue, 5 Jan. 1808,
and was succeeded by his next brother,

2. Sir John, 1st bart. of Great Britain.

3. James; 4. William, who d. young.

5. Robert, colonel of the Tay Fencibles.

6. Margaret, d. young.

7. Jean, m. Charles Parker, esq.

I. The right hon. sir JOHN, 2d son, was
created a bart. of Great Britain, 18 May
1798, and succeeded his brother sir Philip in
the baronetcy of Nova Scotia, 1799, b, 27
March 1753, was bred to the law, and in
1798 was appointed chief-justice of the su-
preme court of judicature in Bengal, which
office he resigned in 1806; m. Maria, da. of
Edward Brice, of Bemers Street, esq., and
by her (who d. 14 June 1833) had issue,

1. Sir John, 2d bart.

2. Sir Wyndham, 4th bart.

3. Marianne, m., 27 March 1823, James
Anstruther, esq.

Sir John d. 26 Jan. 1811, and was suc-
ceeded by his son,

II. Sir JOHN, assumed the surname and

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