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and of Wyke in the county of
Somerset, author of " Sermons"
and several learned works — the
" lives of the bishops of Salis-
bury, of Winchester, and of
Bath and Wells," and of a tract
against the repeal of the corpo-
ration and test acts, which at the
time was much read and well
received by the high church and
tory party. This gentleman was
born at Calcutta, during his
father's shrievalty, October 27,
1789, and baptized there 5th
March following. Entered as a
gentleman - commoner of Mag-
dalen Hall, Oxford, 30th May,
1811, and student of the Middle
Temple 24th October following,
(being designed to follow the
profession adopted by his prede-
cessors for three generations),
B.A. 14th January, 1815; M.A.
22nd January, 1818; ordained
deacon 26th March, 1815 ; priest
24th March, 1816; and elected
fellow of the Society of Anti-
quaries 8th January, 1829. The
Rev. Stephen Hyde Cassan mar-
ried, at Frome, 27th December,
1820, Frances, third daughter of
the late Rev. William Ireland,
M.A. vicar of Frome, &c. and
an acting magistrate for Somer-
set upwards of twenty years, by
his wife Alicia, daughter of Wif-
liam Everett, esq. of Homing-
sham, county of Wilts, and niece
to Thomas Everett, esq. of Bid-
desden House, M.P. for Lud-
gershall. By this lady Mr. Cas-
san has had issue,

1. Algernon- William, b. 18th
July, 1822.

2. Gertrude-Ann-Caley.

3. Frances-Alicia.

4. Louisa-Ursula, who died iu
1829.

5. Florence-Georgiana.

in. Alicia, b. at Coolbanagher House
20th November, 1755; espoused the
late Rev. George Howse, M.A. rec-
tor of Inch, son of the Rev. George
Howse, archdeacon of Dromore, bv
Laetitia, daughter of the Rev. Dr.
W ynne, by Dorcas, daughter of Ro-



CASSAN, OF SHEFFIELD.



651



bert Hoey, esq. of Danganstown, in
the county of Wicklow, many years
M.P. for that county.* The Rev.
Mr. Howse died in 1804, and his
widow in 1827, leaving, with other
issue,

George Howse, of Castlebar, M.D.
Alicia Howse, m. in 1802, to the
Very Rev. Peter Browne, the
present dean of Ferns, and has
issue.
Elizabeth-Geraldine Howse, m. in
1829, to the Rev. Richard B.
Gordon, rector of Duncormack,
county of Wexford.
Mr. Cassan was s. at his decease by his
elder son, the present Matthew Cassan,
esq. of Sheffield.

FAMILIES OF ST. LIZ AND
SHEFFIELD.

Seward, called " the Great," Earl of
Northumberland, Huntingdon, and North-
ampton, wedded Alfreda, dan. of Aldred,
Earl of Northumberland, and dying, (anno
1053), 13th Edward the Confessor, left a
son and successor,

Waltheof, Earl of Northumberland,
Huntingdon, and Northampton, who m. Ju-
dith, daughter of Lambert, Count de Lens,
in Artois, by Maud, Countess of Albemarle,
the Uterine sister of the Conqueror. The
earl, conspiring against the Normans, was
beheaded at Winchester in 1075, buried
there and subsequently at Crowland. He
left two daughters, his co-heirs, viz.
Maud, of whom presently.
Judith, m. first to Ralph de Toney, and
afterwards to Robert, fifth son of Ri-
chard de Tonbridge, ancestor of the
Lords Fitzwalter.
The elder daughter and co-heir,

Maud, espoused, first, Simon de St. Liz,
Earl of Northampton and Huntingdon,! a
noble Norman, son of Randulph le Rich.
This Simon built the castle of Northampton
and the priory of St. Andrew there, about
the year 1084. His lordship was a witness
to Kiny Henry the First's laws in 1100, after



* The Rev. George Howse's mother, the widow
of the archdeacon, married, secondly, the Very
Rev. William Dickson, dean of Down, father of
William Dickson, bishop of Down and Connor,
the friend and fellow collegian of Fox, and re-
markable as the " Whig bishop." Mr. Howse's
only sister, Dorcas, wedded the Rev. Sir Thomas
Foster, bart., and his brother, John Howse, es-
poused Alicia, sister of the said .Sir Thomas Foster.

t Refer to Bckke's Extinct and Dormant Peer-
age for some curious particulars regarding this
marriage.



which he made a voyage to the Holy Land,
and died in his return, anno 1115, at the
Abbey of Our Lady of Charity, in France.
The Countess Maud married, secondly,
Prince David, afterwards King of Scotland.
By her first husband, the earl, her ladyship
had a son,

Simon de St. Liz, Earl of Northampton,
founder of the nunnery of Delapre, near
Northampton, and of the abbey of Saltrey,
in the county of Huntingdon. After the
death of Prince Henry, of Scotland, this
nobleman w r as invested by King Stephen,
with the earldom of Huntingdon, but died
shortly afterwards in 1 153, and was buried
in the priory of St. Andrew. He had mar-
ried Isabel, daughter of Robert de Bello-
mont, called " Le Bossu," Earl of Leicester,
by whom (who wedded, for her second hus-
band, Gervas Paynell, Lord of Dudley.) his
lordship had a son, inter alios,

Simon de St. Liz, who granted, by the
description of " Symon de Sancto Licio,
frater Comites Symonis," a meadow in Cum-
ton to the nuns of Delapre (Mon. Angl. I.
1017, and II. 264). By Amicia, his wife, he
was father of

Sir Simon de St. Liz, knt. who held two
parts of a knight's fee in Warmington of the
abbot of Bury St. Peter. He and his wife,
Anne, granted quit claim of Waste, in the
Forest of Seton, in the county of Rutland,
by deed 19th Henry III. This Sir Simon
espoused Anne, or Amy, daughter of Ri-
chard Balistarius, and had a second sou (the
eldest d. s. p.),

Sir Richard de St. Liz,* father, by Ma-
tilda, his wife, of

Sir William de St. Liz, knt. of Seyton
and Thorpe, in the county of Rutland, M.P.
for that shire, 6th Edward II. who reco-
vered lands in Warmington from Simon, his
uncle, 18th Edward I.+ Sir William was
s. by his son,

Sir Rowland de St. Liz, knt. who m.
Agues de Empingham, and had a son,

Rowland de St. Liz, who espoused
Alice, daughter of — Pinchbeck, esq. of the
county of Lincoln, and had two daughters,
his co-heirs ; the younger of whom,

Isabella St. Liz, wedded William Shef-
field, esq. knight in parliament for the
county of Rutland, 9th Henry IV. and 8th
Henry V. and had a son,

John Sheffield, esq. father, by Agnes
Promise, his wife, of

William Sheffield, esq. who m. Agnes
Baxter, and had

John Sheffield, esq. This gentleman

* Vide Plarita de Ranco, anno 14th F.dw. I.
t Vide Placita, term Mich. Rot. 171.



652



CASSAN, OF SHEFFIELD.



espoused Elizabeth Peytriver, and was s. by
his son,

Edward Sheffield, esq. who m. Mar-
garet Morgan, of the county of Worcester,
and had a son,

George Sheffield, esq. of Seyton, she-
riff for the county of Rutland in 1588. He
wedded Elizabeth Harrison,* and left a
second son,

Sampson Sheffield, esq. of Seaton, who,
by Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Wood-
roffe, esq. of London,-)- had a son, another

Sampson Sheffield, esq. who in the pe-
digree in the Herald's College, whence the
foregoing is drawn, is thus noticed : —
" Sampson Sheffield, of Seton aforesaid
(which he alienated to the Lord Montagu),
son and heir, aet. 12, anno 1618, afterwards
of Navestock, co. Essex ; buried by the de-
scription of ' Collonell Sampson Sheffield,'
in the parish of Clement Danes, co. Middx.
Sept. 25, 1652. Will dated June 22, 1648 ;
administration granted May 18, 1658, to
Jane Sheffield, relict of Sampson Sheffield,
late of Navestock, co. Essex, deceased,
the ex'ors renouncing, de bonis non, &c.
17th July, 1661, to Joseph Sheffield, the
son." He m. Jane, daughter and heir of



* Of the family of Harrison, of Gobions, North-
ampton. See Visitations of Northampton and
Rutland, 1619. C. 14. fol. 98, &c. Her. Coll.

t This Robert was third son of Davie Wood-
ruffe, sheriff of London, anno 1554, and vounger
brother of Sir Nicholas Woodroffe, Lord Mayor
of that, city in 1579. Vincent's Collections for
London and Middlesex, No. 119. p. 248. Her.
Coll. and Vis. Lond. anno 1634, c. 24, 285.



Reynold Greene, esq. of Naverstock, ad-
ministratrix 1653, and had issue,

i. John, of Navestock, who m. Sarah,
daughter and co-heir of John Sedg-
wick, esq. of Runton Holme, in the
county of Norfolk, and dying the 3rd
December, 1670, aet. thirty-eight,
was s. by his son,

John Sheffield, esq. of Nave-
stock, aged five in 1664 ; ad-
mitted of the Inner Temple,
London, 24th April, 1676 ; exe-
cutor of the will of his son,
Henry Sheffield, in July, 1719.
He died before June, 1734, hav-
ing, by his will, appointed Mat-
thew Cassan, his residuary le-
gatee, who is alleged to have
administered thereto in the ad-
ministration to the effects of his
son Henry, in 1734.
II. Joseph, of Cappoly, in the Queen's
County, whose daughter and heiress,
Elizabeth Sheffield, wedded in
1692, according to the records
of Ulster King at Arms, Stephen
Cassan, esq.

Arms — Quarterly: 1st, arg. three oaks
eradicated, two and one ppr. for Cassan ;
2nd, or, a fess between six garbs, gu. for
Sheffield; arg. two bars, in chief three
fleur-de-lys, gu. for St. Liz ; 4th, az. three
bucks tripping, or, for Greene.

Crest — Issuant from an earl's coronet,
ppr. a boar's head and neck erased or, lan-
gued gu.

Motto — Juvant arva parentum.

Estates— Queen's County.

Seat — Sheffield, near Maryborough.



653




SHULDHAM, OF DUNMANWAY.

SHULDHAM, ARTHUR-LEMUEL, esq. of Dunmanway, in the county of Cork,

and of Pallis Green, in the county of Limerick, b. in
May, 17.52, m. first in 1788, Catherine-Maria, dau. of
the late Sir William Anderson, bart. of Lea Hall, in Lin-
colnshire, and has had issue,

Edmund-William, lieutenant-colonel Hon. East India
Company's service, and late quartermaster-general
at Bombay.

John-George-Evelyn, lieutenant R.N. deceased.

Molyneux, lieutenant R.N.

Henry-George, lieutenant R.N. killed at the taking
of Surinam.

Arthur, major East India Company's service, Bengal.

Catherine-Maria, m. to the Rev. J. Guerin, of Bag-
borough, in the county of Somerset, and is deceased.

Emily-Anne.

Mr. Shuldham wedded secondly, in 1793, Esther, dau.
of — Preston, esq. by whom (who d. in 1832) he has
further issue,

William-Lemuel, a magistrate for the county of Cork.
Caroline, m. to Henry Richardson, esq. of Aber Hir-
naut, in the county of Merioneth.

This gentleman formerly served as a deputy-lieutenant for the county of Devon, and
was also lieutenant-colonel of yeomanry cavalry. He s. his father in 1758.

lUneara.




In the reign of Henry III.
Sir William Schuldham, orSHOULDHAM,
resided at Shouldham's manor, in the county
of Norfolk, an estate, which remained with
the family for a period of 500 years, when
it passed by marriage to the Stewarts, and
is now possessed by Sir George Hare, bart.
A descendant of this Norfolk House,
— Schuldham, had three sons, viz.
i. Edmond, his heir,
ii. Samuel, of the barony of Ossory,
in Ireland, who wedded Mrs. Kelly,
a widow lady, the heiress of Colonel
Adam Molyneux, of Ballymulloy, in
in the county of Longford, and dying
in 1728, left (with another child,
Samuel, who died in 1774) a son,
Molyneux Shuldham, an admi-
ral in the royal navy, who was
elevated to the peerage of Ire-
land, as Baron Shuldham, in
July, 1776. His lordship es-
poused in 1790, the relict of
Colonel Harcourt, but died with-
out issue, in 1797.



in. , father of Pooly Shuldham,

esq. of the county Longford, and
other children.
The eldest son,

Edmond Schuldham, esq. of Ardtully, in
the county of Kerry, wedded Miss Mac
Carthy, the heiress of Mac Carthy (or Mac
Carry) More, stiled, in those days, Prince
of Carbery, being one of the eight families,
according to Irish law, deemed noble in
Munster. By this lady, Mr. Schuldham
acquired estates in the counties of Cork and
Limerick, and had, (with a daughter Eliza-
beth, m. to Berverley Usher, esq. of Kill-
meaden, in the county of Waterford) a son
and successor,

Edmond Shuldham, esq. of the counties
of Cork and Limerick, and of the city of
Dublin. This gentleman disposed of the
last estate remaining in the family, of the
valuable possessions in the North of Ireland,
which had been granted to his ancestor for
the service he rendered to King William
III. in his wars in Ireland. Mr. Shuldhaui
m. in 1749, Judith, daughter of Arthur



654



HILL, OF COURT OF HILL.



Usher, esq. of Cappagh, in the county of
Waterford, and had issue,

Edmond, who died young.

Arthur-Lemuel, heir to his father.

Thomas, a general officer in the Hon.
East India Company's Service, Ben-
gal, who wedded Sophia, daughter
of the Right Rev. Dr. Hume, late
bishop of Salisbury, and the lady
Mary, his wife. General Shuldham
is now deceased.

Lucy, m. to the Very Rev. Richard



Bourne, late dean of Tuam, in Ire-
land.
Mr. Shuldham died in 1758, and was s. by
his eldest surviving son, the present Arthur
Lemuel Shuldham, esq.

Arms— Az. an eagle displayed or.

Crest — A griffin, passant.

Motto — Post nubila Phcebus.

Estates — Near Dunmanway, barony of
Carbery, in the county of Cork ; and near
Pallis Green, in the county of Limerick.



HILL, OF COURT OF HILL.



HILL, LUCY, of Court of Hill, in the county of Salop, m. first, 2nd April, 1780,

Thomas Humphrey Lowe, esq. of Bromsgrove, in the
county of Worcester, by whom she had surviving issue,

Thomas-Hill-Peregrine-Furze Lowe, b. 21st De-
cember, 1781, in holy orders, precentor of Exeter,
who m. in February, 1808, Ellen-Lucy, eldest daugh-
ter of George Purdoe, esq. of Nash Court, in Shrop-
shire, and has issue.

Arthur-Charles Lowe, b. 30th August, 1796, a captain
in the lfith Lancers.

Louisa-Elizabeth Lowe, m. 12th May, 1827, to Thomas
Hastings, esq. captain R.N.

Harriet-Lowe, m. 11th May, 1807, to Charles Bullock,
esq. of Faulkbourn, in Essex, and has issue.

Mrs. Lowe wedded secondly, 20th June, 1803, Thomas
Fowler, esq. of Abbey-cwn-hir, in the county of Radnor,
by whom (who d. 6th June, 1820) she has an only child,

Sarah-Georgiana Fowler, who m. 12th June, 1808, the
Rev. John Durant Baker, B.A. of Christ's College,
Cambridge, son of Thomas Baker, esq. of Ashurst
Lodge, in Kent.




Hintage.



The ancient family of " Hill of Court
of Hill," has enjoyed many centuries of
distinction in the county of Salop.

Hugh Hull, of Hull, in that shire, living
in the reign of Edward II. espoused Elea-
nor, daughter and co-heir of Hugh Wlon-
keslowe, and had, with a daughter, Agnes,
m. to Edmund de Burghton, a son and heir,

William Hull, of Hull, father of

Griffith Hull, of Hull, who m. temp.
Henry IV. Margaret, sister of Griffith War-
ren, of Ightfield, in Salop, a younger branch
of the old Earls of Warren and Surrey,
descended from Hamlet Plantagenet, natu-
ral son to Henry II. By this lady he had
a son,



Humphrey Hill, of Buntingdale, who
lived in the reigns of Henry V. and Henry
VI. He m. Agnes, daughter and co-heir of
John Bird, and cousin and heiress of David
de Malpas, by whom he had issue,
i. William, his heir.
II. Ralph, who m. the daughter of
Thomas Green, of Greene's Norton,
and had two sons,

1. William, of Bletchley, in
Shropshire, ancestor to the Hills
of Bletchley and Soulton. The
great. - grandson and eventual
heir of this William,

Thomas Hill, esq. of Soulton,
was sheriff of Shropshire in



HILL, OF COURT OF HILL.



655



1681. He m. a daughter of

Richard Corbet, esq. and

had a son and two daughters,

one of whom, Anne, m. in

1724, William Wycherley,

nephew to the celebrated

dramatist.

2. Humphrey, of Adderley, who

m. Alice, daughter of — Bulke-

ley, esq. of Stanlow, and left at

his decease, with other issue, a

son and heir,

Rowland Hill, esq. of Hawke-
stone, who wedded Mary,
daughter of Thomas Dysher,
esq. and was s. by his son,
Rowland Hill, esq. of Hawke-
stone, who, by Elizabeth his
wife, daughter of William
Joliffe, esq. of Leek, was
father of
Rowland Hill, esq. of Hawke-
stone, who suffered severely
during the civil wars. He
wedded Margaret, daughter
of Richard Whittal, of Whit-
church, and was s. by his
eldest son.
The RightHon. SirRichard
Hill, of Hawkestone, an
eminent statesman and di-
plomatist in the reigns of
William, Queen Anne, and
the first George. Sir Rich-
ard died, unmarried, pos-
sessed of a very considerable
property , a great portion of
which he devised to his ne-
phews, Samuel Barber and
Thomas Harewood,who both
assumed the surname of Hill,
and the latter was father of
Noel Hill, first Lord Ber-
wick. The Hawkestone
estate devolved, however, on
Sir Richard's nephew and
heir-at-law,
Sir Rowland Hill, who was
created a baronet in 1727.
He was great grandfather of
the present Sir Rowland
Hill, bart. of Hawkestone,
and grandfather of Lord
Hill, of Almarez. (See
Burke's Peerage and Ba-
ronetage.}
in. Thomas, who m. Margaret, daugh-
ter of Thomas Wilbraham, of Wood-
liey, in Cheshire, and had issue,
William, in holy orders, parson of

Stokes.
Rowland (Sir),* Lord Mayor of



London, in 1549, one of the most
opulent and eminent merchants
of his time, who died *. p. and
bequeathed his large acquisitions
to his four sisters.
Agnes, m. to John Cowper, esq.
Joan, m. to Gregory Dorman, esq.
Elizabeth, who wedded John Bar-
ker, esq. of Haughmond, in Sa-
lop, and had a daughter,

Alice Barker, who m. Sir
Thomas Leigh, and from
this alliance lineally des-
cends the present Chandos
Leigh, esq. of Stoneleigh,
in the county of Warwick.
The eldest son and heir of Humphrey Hill,
of Buntingdale,

William Hill, esq. of Blore and of Court
Hill, wedded Margaret, daughter of Thomas
Barker, esq. and had three sons, viz.
Thomas, his heir.

William, of Buntingdale, who in. Alice,
daughter and heir of Richard de
Bunbury. His grandaughter,

Beatrix, wedded William Bulke-
ley, esq. of Wore, in the county
of Salop, and from this marriage
descends Hulkeley Mackworth,
esq. of Buntingdale.
James.
The eldest son,

THOMAS Hill, esq. of Hill and Owre, had
(witli another child, John, who m. Alice,
daughter of John Dod, esq. of Cloverley,
living in the 15th Henry VII.) a son and
successor,

George Hill, esq. of Hill, who wedded
a daughter of Ralph Lingen, of Ellismere,
and was s. by his son,

Edward Hill, esq. of Hill, who m. Miss
Joan Collins, and was father of

John Hill, esq. of Hill. This gentleman
wedded a lady named Anne, but of what
family is not ascertained, and had (with
another child, Edmund, who married a
daughter of John Cooke, esq. and had issue)
a son and heir,

Thomas Hill, esq. of Hill, who m. Anne,
daughter of Richard Hyde, esq. and had
issue,

Himphrey, his successor.
Dorothy.
Mary.
Jane.
Mr. Hill was s. at his decease, by his son,

Himphrey Hill, esq. of Hill, who is
mentioned in an old book or manuscript of



• For an account of Sir Richard Hill's noble ' ker's Chronicles



charities— to Drayton School, Shropshire, to
Christ Church Hospital, and of his liberality in
erecting causeways and bridges, at his own ex-
pense — refer to Stow's Survey of London and L J a-

I I-p/s Chronicles.



656



HILL, OF COURT OF HILL.



the chief tenures in the county of Salop, as
possessing the manor of Hull, alias Cort
Hill, in the 34th Elizabeth. He espoused
Elizabeth, daughter of Humphrey Ludlow,*
esq. and had issue,

Thomas,) » -,,,_,. ,

John S without issue.

Leonard, eventual heir.
George, m. to Elizabeth Larbyn.
Anne, m. to Charles Adams, esq. of

Cainham.
Mary, m. to Gabriel, alias Richard
Chambers, of Petton.
The third, but eldest surviving son,

Leonard Hill, esq. of Hill Court, wed-
ded Katherine, daughter of Fabian Philips,
esq. and had issue,

1. Thomas, who m. a daughter of —
Nesse, esq. of Ullaston, and had a
son,

Nesse, who m. a daughter of
Robert Moor, esq. of Linley.

2. Andrew.

3. Fabian.

4. Leonard.

5. Humphrey.

6. Mathew.

7. Richard.

8. Edward.

9. Margaret.

10. Elizabeth.

11. Katherine.

12. Joice.

13. Anne.
The second son,

Andrew Hill, esq. of the Charter House,
London, married Lucy, daughter of — Old-
field, esq. of Somerford, in the county of
Chester, and was succeeded by his son,

Andrew Hill, esq. of Hill Court, who
m. Anne, daughter of Thomas Powys, esq.



* This lady was brother's daughter of Law-
rence Ludlow, esq. who was buried in Shipton
chancel. This Lawrence Ludlow was grandson
of Morris Ludlow, a younger son of the very
ancient family of Ludlow, of Hpdnet, which de-
scended from Sir Lawrence Ludlow, of Ludlow,
who founded in 1349, the religious house of St.
Mary's, at Ludlow, for Whitefriars.



VI



of Henley, in the county of Salop, serjeant-
at-law, and sister to Sir Littleton Powys,*
who was appointed one of the barons of the
Exchequer in 1695. By this lady he had
issue,

Thomas, his heir.

Andrew, ~\

Richard, > died unmarried.

Lucy, j

Ann, m. to the Rev. Mr. Reed, vicar of
Tenbury.

Lucy, m. to Francis Rocke, esq. of
Nuneham, county Worcestershire.

Elizabeth, ) ,. , . .

Sarah, \ died u "™rned.

Mr. Hill was succeeded at his demise by
his eldest son,

Thomas Hill, esq. of Court of Hill, who
. Martha, daughter of Edward Hammond,
esq. and had issue,
Thomas, his heir.
Anne, m. to Thomas Gataker, esq.
Martha, m. to her cousin, the Rev.

Thomas Rocke, rector of Ludlow.
Elizabeth.
The only son and heir,

Thomas Hill, esq. of Court of Hill, M.P.
for Leominster, wedded Lucy, daughter of
Francis Rocke, esq. and dying in 1776, left
two daughters, his co-heirs, viz.

Lucy, now resident at Court of Hill.
Anna-Maria, m. in 1787 to Theophilus
Richard Salwey, esq. of the Lodge,
in the county of Salop, and d. 13th
August, 1812, leaving issue (see pae:e
155). *

Arms — Erm. on a fesse sa. a castle,
triple towered arg.

Estates — Manor and estate of Silving-
ton, in Shropshire, and Herefordshire ; and
Court of Hill, manor and estate in Shrop-
shire.

Seat— Court of Hill, near Tenbury.



* From Thomas Powys (Sir Littleton's younger
brother) who was nominated Solicitor General,
in 1686 ; Attorney General the next year, and
constituted one of the Judges of the" Queen's
Bench, in 1713, lineally descends the present
Thomas-Atherton Powys, Baron Lilford, of Lil-
ford.



6.17



MASTER, OF KNOLE PARK.




^mrmna



MASTER, WILLIAM-CHESTER, esq. of Knole Park, in the county of Gloucester,

b. 4th January, 1785, m. 20th August, 1814, Isabella-
Margaret, daughter of the Hon. Stephen Digby, of Rich-
mond Park, by Charlotte, his wife, daughter of Sir Robert
Gunning, bart. of Horton, and has issue,

Thomas-William-Chester, b. 28th May, 1815.
George-Francis, b. 25th December, 1816.
Henry-Orlando-Chester, b. 7th September, 1818.
Charles-Chester, b. 22nd April, 1820.
William-Charles-Chester, b. 6th November, 1821.
Augustus-Chester, b. 4th December, 1823.
Francis-Robert Chester, b. 18th May, 1826.
Isabella-Mary-Frances-Charlotte.
Emma-Fanny.

Lieutenant-colonel Master inherited the estates on the
demise of his uncle, Thomas Master, esq. in 1823.





Htncagc.



In the 1st of Edward VI. the site of the
Abbey of Cirencester, with lands in fifteen
shires to be held in capite by the service of
one knight's fee, was granted to Thomas,
Lord Seymour ; but on that nobleman's at-
tainder, reverted to the crown, and Avas
subsequently, 6th Elizabeth, bestowed on

Richard Master, esq. of All Souls' Col-
lege, Oxford, the descendant of an ancient
Kentish family, who was installed 14th
March, 1562, prebendary of Fridaythorpe,
in the church of York, being about that
time physician of the chamber to Queen
Elizabeth. He wedded Elizabeth, daugh-
ter of — Tunelly, esq. of the county of Lin-
coln, and had a son and successor,

George Master, esq. of The Abbey, Ci-
rencester, who m. Bridget, daughter and
heiress of John Cornwall, esq. of Marlbo-
rough, in the county of Wilts, and was s.
by his son,

Sir William Master, knt. of Cirencester,
M.P. for that borough, and high sheriff of
the county of Gloucester 3rd of Charles I.
who espoused Alice, daughter of Edward
Estcourt, esq. of Salisbury, and had, with
several younger children,

Thomas, his heir.

William, in holy orders, M.A. in 1652.
This learned divine, an eminent theo-
logical writer, was author of " Essays
and Observations, Theological and
Moral," and of " Drops of Myrrhe,
or Meditations and Prayers." He



m. Susannah, eldest daughter of the
Rev. Job Yate, rector of Rod-
marton.
Sir William, a staunch and devoted royalist,
died 3rd March, 1661, in his 62nd year, and
was interred at Cirencester church, where
a white marble monument, with the follow-
ing inscription, was erected to his memory :

Quos Deus conjunxit seperat tantum

Non repudiat Mors.
Memoria; sacrum
Fidissimi serui Dei et Regis subditi

Patriasque amantissimi sua,
Gulielmi Master apud Corinios

Equitis aurati ;



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