General Harry Pulteney, who devised it to Frances the
daughter of his cousin-german Daniel Pulteney and to her
husband William Johnstone, Esq. (who afterwards took
the name of Pulteney and became a Baronet), and to their
heirs in tail male, with remainder to Harry, Earl of
Darlington, son of Lady Grace Fitzroy (daughter of
Charles, Duke of Cleveland by Anne Pulteney, daughter
of Sir William Pulteney, of Misterton, in the county of
Leicester, and Aunt to the before mentioned Earl of Bath),
and his sons in tail male. The said Frances Pulteney
died without issue male on June 1, 1782. The said
John Newport died without issue on April 29, 1783. 1
patriotic may perhaps be questioned by the reader of these memoirs. The result of
Mrs. Ann Smyth's bequest to Mr. Small and his consequent connection with the estates
was an order from the court of Chancery made in 1753 declaring that there was due to
the executors of the said Alexander Small deceased a sum of 36,884 11s. The whole
of the debts due from the estate were stated to be 38,136 16. Id., which the Earl of
Bath paid and for which he took the estates in Mortgage ; and by deeds of March 5 and
6, and March 12 and 13, 1755, the whole of the estates were vested in John Newport
and the heirs of his body, with reversion in fee simple to William, Earl of Bath, his
heirs and assigns (Mr. Joseph Morris's MS.)
1 On the death of John Newport a question arose as to the administration of his
effects and the right to his personalty which was computed at 600,000 ; and the
case was tried in Doctors' Commons in 1792, before Sir William Wynne. The said
John Newport was born while his mother was separated from her husband Ralph
Smyth, sou of the Dean of Eaphoe. He was educated by Lord Bradford as his
son, assumed his family name, and received from him a splendid fortune. He never
was recognised by Mr. Smyth, who appears to have known nothing about him,
although there is not the same direct evidence of his birth having been concealed
as in the Banbury case ; but then he and his wife did not live together as Lord Banbury
did. Smyth, having separated from his wife by deed dated May, 1711, lived in London,
in a lodging in Holborn, till the time of his death. Mrs. Smyth, becoming Lord Brad-
ford's mistress, resided either at the West End of London or at Hammersmith. On
July 16, 1720, Smyth confirmed the former deed of separation, and gave his wife a
power to dispose of her property as if she were &femme sole. Seven months after the
execution of this deed, viz., on February 2, 1721, Mrs. Symth was delivered of Mr.
Newport in Martlet's court, Covent Garden. There is no proof whatever of her co-
habitating with her husband between 1711 and the birth of the child. There is some
evidence of access subsequent to the year 1727, six years after the birth of the child, and
this, in the opinion of Sir William Wynne, corroborated the presumption of access before
that time. However this may be, the only thing like access before 1720 is the circum-
stance that they both resided in London. Upon this alone, notwithstanding the non-
recognition, and to all appearance, ignorance of the father, notwithstanding the clearest
evidence that Mrs. Smyth lived with Lord Bradford as his mistress, and that the child
was treated by him as his own in every respect, Sir William Wynne was of opinion
" That access must be presumed, in the absence of proof to the contrary ; and that, from
the proofs in the cause, the mother of Mr. Newport must be presumed to have had access
to her husband at the time she became pregnant : consequently the child must be
legitimate." Thus John Harrison, afterwards called John Newport, was made to be
the legitimate son of his mother's husband, Ralph Smyth, whose relatives thus also
obtained their portion of his personal estate (see Sir William Wynne's judgement in
the case of Smyth versus Chamberlayne, given at great length ia the appendix to the
Gardner Peerage case, pp. 354-371).
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298 PRINCES OF SOUTH WALES.
The said Harry, Earl of Darlington died on December
8, 1792, leaving William Harry, Earl of Darlington,
his only son. The said Sir William Pulteney, Bart.,
the husband of Frances Pulteney, succeeded to the
Newport estates after the death of John Newport, and
died in May, 1805, when the said estates devolved upon
William Harry, Earl of Darlington, afterwards Duke of
Cleveland, father of the present Duke who now possesses
them. The ancient estates of the Newports, including
those which they had inherited from the Princes of
South Wales, were thus passed away from their right
heirs ; but the manors of Weston under Liziard and
Walsall in the county of Stafford, and the other estates
of Mary, Countess of Bradford, passed after the death of
her son Thomas, the last Earl, to the sons of her two
surviving daughters, Anne and Diana, and eventually
devolved upon the issue of Sir Orlando Bridgeman and
Lady Anne Newport, the elder of the two. Their son,
Sir Henry Bridgeman, Baronet, as nearest heir to the
Newports, was, on August 13, 1794, created Baron
Bradford, of Bradford in the county of Salop ; and his
son Orlando was subsequently raised to the dignity of
Viscount Newport and Earl of Bradford on November
30, 1815. His son, George Augustus Frederick Henry,
the 2nd Earl, died on March 22, 1865 ; and his son,
Orlando George Charles Bridgeman, the present and 3rd
Earl of the 2nd creation, is now the sole representative
of the Newports of High Ercall, and the senior coheir of
Sir John Burgh, of Mawddwy and Trefgarn, descended
from Margaret or Elianor the younger daughter of
Thomas ap Llewelyn ap Owen, the last direct heir male
of the Princes of South Wales.
The* other three co-heirs of Burgh of Mawddwy are
represented in the male line by Sir Baldwin Leighton,
Bart., Robert Burton, of Longner, co. Salop, Esq. (whose
great grandfather Robert Lingen, of Radbrook, Esq.,
assumed the name of Burton on succeeding to his mother's
estates), and John Gardner. Mytton, son of the late John
Fox Mytton, Esq., all of which families were until lately in
possession of estates which descended to them from Sir
John de Burgh. But the right heirs of Ankaret de Burgh
the 2nd daughter of Sir John and her husband John
PRINCES OF SOUTH WALES. 299
Leighton, as also of Elizabeth de Burgh the youngest
daughter and her husband Thomas Mytton, will be the
representatives of Anna Maria and Annabella, the two
surviving daughters of Sir Charlton Leighton, Baronet,
by his wife Anna Maria, only child of Richard Mytton, of
Halston, Esq., as will be shewn by the annexed pedigree.
The representatives of Anna Maria Leighton, the
elder daughter, who married Nicholas Smy the, of Nibley,
co. Gloucester, Esq., are
I. (a) The Rev. George Augustus Salusbury, eldest
surviving soi> and heir of Sir John Salusbury Piozzi
Salusbury, Knight, of Brynbella, co. Flint, by his
wife Harriet, daughter of Edward Pemberton, Esq.,
by his wife Anna Maria Emma Smythe, eldest daughter
of the said Nicholas Smythe and Anna Maria his wife ;
and (b) Letitia Caroline, the other daughter of the said
Mr. Edward Pemberton and his wife Anna Maria Emma
II. Letitia Philippa and Augusta Sophia, the surviving
issue of the Rev. Charles Leicester, son and heir
of Henry Augustus Leicester, Esq. and his wife Sophia
Letitia Smythe, 2nd daughter of the said Nicholas Smythe
and Anna Maria Leighton; of whom Letitia Philippa
married the Rev. David G. Paterson, Vicar of Chelford,
co. Chester, and Augusta Sophia married Monsieur
Labienvenue, a landed proprietor in Normandy.
III. Rev. Charles Cholinondeley, eldest surviving son
of the Rev. Charles Cowper Cholmondeley, Rector of
Hodnet, son and heir of Charles Cholmondeley Esq.
and his wife Caroline Elizabeth Smythe 3rd daughter of
the said Nicholas Smythe and Anna Maria Leighton.
IV. Peter Fleming Frederic Leicester, Esq., eldest son
of the Rev. Frederic Leicester, son and heir of Charles
Leicester, Esq. and his wife Louisa Harriet Smythe, 4th
daughter of the said Nicholas Smythe and Anna Maria
Leighton his wife.
The sole representative of Annabella, the other sur-
viving daughter of the said Sir Charlton Leighton and
Anna Maria Mytton, is her only son and heir, the present
William Lacon Childe, of Kinlet, co. Salop, Esq.
The right heirs of Isabel de Burgh, the 3rd daughter of
300 PRINCES OF SOUTH WALES.
Sir John de Burgh, and her husband Sir John Lingen,
Knight, will be
I. The representatives of Frances, daughter and
coheir of the said Sir Henry Lingen, Knight, who
married John Unett of Castle Frome, co. Hereford, and
whose great great grandson, Henry Unett of Freen's
Court, co. Hereford, Esq., died in 1854, leaving five sur-
viving daughters his coheirs, namely Mary Jane, widow of
Edward Wakefield, Esq., of Gilford, co. Down ; Charlotte,
widow of Colonel Charles Pratt Kennedy, of Cultra, co.
Down ; Ursula Milborough, wife of Thomas Edward
Davies, Esq., of the Austins, Handsworth; Elizabeth
Frances Letitia, wife of George Unett, of the Woodlands,
co. Stafford, Esq. ; and Sarah Blanche Lingen, who is
And, II. The descendants, if any, of Alice, daughter
and coheir of Sir Henry Lingen, Knight, and wife of
Captain Herbert Herring, by whom she had a son
Lingen, who died without issue, and a daughter Alice
married to Edmund Gomonde, Surgeon, of Hereford. 2
1 & 2 Ex inf. Mrs. George Unett.
INDEX OF PEOPEE NAMES.
Anarawd ap Rodri Mawr 2, 4.
ap Griffith 35, 36.
ap Ehys 63, 70.
Angharad, wife of Owen ap Meredith 151, 153, 233.
, daughter of Meredith ap Owen 10.
, wife of Maelgon Vychan 259.
Barry, Family of 59n, 246, 247.
Bauzan, Sir Stephen 132n, 201.
Braose, Family of 40, 64, 74, 81n, 82n, 87, 92, 95, 200n, 201n.
Bridgeman, Family of 286, 298.
Bromley, Sir Thomas 280.
Burgh, Hugh 271-274.
, Sir John 273-275, 298.
, daughters of 275-279.
Burton, Eobert, Esq. 298.
Cadell ap Eodri 2-4.
ap Eineon 8, 11.
ap Griffith 25-40, 55.
Cadwalader ap Griffith ap Oynan 31, 36, 45, 48, 50.
ap Ehys 58.
Cadwallon ap Madoc 54.
Cadogan ap Blethin 19, 20, 22.
ap Meredith 46.
ap Ehys 69.
Canterbury, Archbishop of
Thomas a Becket 51.
John Peckham 166, 168.
Chaworth, Patric de 137, 138.
, Pain de 154-159, 170.
, Patric de 162.
Childe, W. L. Esq. 299.
Cholmondeley, Family of 299.
Clare, Gilbert de 22, 28, 36, 38, 59n.
Eichard fitz Gilbert de 31, 3 In.
Eoger de 43, 45, 47, 59.
Walter, son of Eobert de 59.
Eichard de 111.
Gilbert de 150.
302 INDEX OF PROPER NAMES.
Clement, Geoffrey (I) 221-223, 225.
, Geoffrey (II) 221-225, 244.
, Eobert 221, 222, 224-227, 244, 245.
, Griffin 227.
1 John 227-229.
, Philip 228, 229.
, William 229.
, Matilda 229.
Clifford, Family of 44n, 170n, 179.
Clopton, Sir William 275.
Corbet, Sir Fulk 269.
Cynan ap Owen Gwyneth 45.
ap Howel 81, 105-108, 115, 187, 212, 213.
ap Meredith 148-173, 207, 208, 214-221, 242, 260.
Davies, Thomas E. Esq. and Ursula Milborough 300.
David fitz Gerald, Bishop 52.
ap Owen Gwyneth 48, 51, 56, 73, 89n.
ap Llewelyn 114-124.
ap Griffith ap Llewelyn 128, 138, 140, 154, 165-173.
Edwin ap Eineon 8, 10.
Eineon ap Owen 7, 8.
ap Anarawd 36, 44, 46.
ap Collwyn 13, 16.
Eineon Clyd ap Madoc 54, 56.
ap Ehys 54.
ap Eineon Clyd 60.
Eleanor, wife of Meredith ap Owen 148, 261.
(or Margaret), daughter of Thomas ap Llewelyn ap Owen 248,
Elen, daughter of Meredith 225-227.
, daughter of Thomas ap Llewelyn ap Owen 248.
Ellis ap Griffith 264.
Flemings, The 21, 26, 41.
Giffard, John 170.
Giraldus Cambrensis 59.
Gladys, wife of Ehys ap Ehys Mechyll 140, 177.
, daughter of David ap Griffith 260n.
, wife of Ealph de Mortimer 259.
, wife of William de la Pole 268n.
Gloucester, Eobert de Caen, Earl of 1 5n, 29, 36.
, William son of Eobert, Earl of 41, 45.
, Earls of, see Clare.
Gomonde, E. 300.
Grey, Lord 253, 254, 257.
Griffith ap Ehys ap Tudor 14, 23-35.
ap Cynan 12-34.
INDEX OF PROPER NAMES. 303
Griffith ap Ivoi 54.
ap Ehys ap Griffith 56, 60, 62, 63, 67, 69, 73-78, 210, 234.
ap Llewelyn ap Jerwerth 105, 114-121.
ap Madoc 121, 125.
ap Wenwynwyn 114, 121. 131, 140, 145, 267.
ap Meredith 149-173, 214-221, 242.
ap Ehys Vychan ap Ehys Mechyll 165, 173, 175, 180.
ap Ehys ap Maelgon Vychan 110.
ap Nicolas 229.
Vychan ap Griffith ap Madoc 248, 250.
Vaughan, Esq. 264.
Maelor and Family 2 5 On.
ap Owen 259.
Grono ap Ehys ap Tudor 14, 20.
Gwenllian, wife of Griffith ap Ehys 30, 31, 35.
, daughter of Ehys ap Griffith 62, 69, 112.
f -wife of Ehys ap Griffith 68.
, daughter of Maelgon Vychan 128.
, daughter of Cynan ap Meredith 221, 232.
, daughter of Meredith ap Owen 214, 222, 225.
, daughter of Llewelyn ap Griffith 260n.
Hanmer, Sir David 256.
Hastings, John de 191, 198, 199.
Hereford, Milo Earl of 34.
Herring, H. 300.
Howel Dha ap Cadell 4-6.
ap Edwyn 10.
ap Ehys ap Tudor 15-23.
ap Owen Gwyneth 38, 39, 40, 45.
ap Griffith ap Cynan 82, 88.
ap Grono 20, 21.
ap Ehys ap Griffith 52, 53, 62-64, 69, 79.
ap Ehys Grig 111, 156, 158, 163, 173, 175, 202, 203.
ap Ehys Vychan ap Ehys Mechyll 171, 175, 180.
Jerwerth ap Owen ap Caradoc 51, 53, 54.
Jestyn ap Gwrgan 13, 16.
Jonet, daughter of Cynan ap Meredith 221.
Kennedy, C. P. and Charlotte 300.
Kenwrick ap Ehys 49, 60, 69, 113.
Kings of England,
William (I) 12, 13.
William (II) 13-19.
Henry (I) 19-30.
Henry (II) 41-61.
Eichard (I) 61-75n.
Henry (III) 92-150.
Edward (I) 150-174, &c.
304 INDEX OF PROPER NAMES.
Knovill, Bogo de 162, 163.
, William de 243.
, John de 243n, 244.
Labien venue Monsieur 299.
Leicester, Family of 299.
Leighton, Family of 276-279, 298, 299.
Lingen, Family of 276-279, 298, 300.
Llewelyn ap Jerwerth 73, 78-114.
daughters of 259, 260, 261.
ap Meredith ap Cynan 88.
ap Griffith ap Llewelyn 124, 128-172.
ap Meredith ap Llewelyn 130n, 204, 261.
ap Ehys ap Maelgon 134, 147, 205, 235, 260.
ap Owen 153-214, 217-220, 233-240, 242.
-~ ap Ehys Vychan ap Ehys Mechyll 156, 165, 171, 173, 175,
Lloyd, Sir Griffith 221, 231, 232.
, Jenkin 248n.
, Eichard Walmesley, Esq. 264.
Londres, Wiliam de 27, 38n.
, Maurice de 30, 38n.
Madoc ap Cadwallon 89.
ap Griffith Maelor 82, 250n.
ap Ehys ap Griffith 63, 70, 127.
ap Llewelyn 207, 208.
Maelgon ap Ehys 58, 60-63, 69, 73-108, 203, 261.
Vychan ap Maelgon 110-133, 148, 160, 203, 204, 234, 235,
Vychan ap Ehys 206, 207, 210, 260, 261.
Mallt, wife of Griffith ap Ehys 78, 81.
Mareschal, William (I) 78-95, 187n.
, William (II) 95-109.
, Eichard 109-112.
, Gilbert 112-120, 187, 198, 203.
, Walter 115, 120-124, 187, 203.
, Anselm 124.
Margaret, daughter of Maelgon Vychan 129.
(or Elianor), daughter of Thomas ap Llewelyn ap Owen 248,
Martin de Turribus 17.
, William 17n.
, Eobert fitz 32.
Mawddwy, William de 267, 268n.
Griffith de 267, 268n.
William de 248, 264, 267, 268n.