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championship in the 1st
Richard II. by the tenure
of Tamworth Castle, but the
matter was decided against
him, in favour of Sir John
Maud, m. to Ralph Botiller, and d. s. p.
Joan,* who had the manor of Scriv elsbv ,
m. Sir Thomas de Ludlow, knt. and
had issue,

John de Ludlow, who d. s. p.

* Banks, in his History of Marniyun, says, that
this lady was by a second wife, Mary.


Margaret dk Ludlow, sole heiress

of her brother, with whom we

shall proceed as wife of Sir John


Margaret dk Ludlow, upon the decease

of her brother, became sole heiress (Banks

makes her grandaughter of Sir Thomas de

Ludlow and Joan Marmyon), and inherited

the manor of Scrivelsby, in Lincolnshire ;

she espoused

Sir John Dymmok,* knt. and this gentle-
man thus acquired, with that baronial estate,
the office of King's Champion. In the 4(>th
and 47th of Edward III. Sir John Dymoke
represented with William Marmyun, the
county of Lincoln in parliament, and in the
1st Richard II. he was again one of the
knights for Lincolnshire. At the coronation of
this monarch he executed the office of King's
Champion, and was the first person so offi-
cially employed at the coronation of an Eng-
lish prince. f Sir John d. in the 4th of the
same reign, leaving Margaret, his wife, sur-
viving, who d. in the 2nd Henry V. at which
time, Thomas, her son and heir, was sixty
years of age and upwards. The said

Sir Thomas Dymmok was one of those
eminent persons who, immediately prior to
the coronation of King Henry IV. was made
a Knight of the Bath, at the Tower. On the
coronation day he performed the office of

* This family acquired its surname, it is pre-
sumed, from the manor of Dimmok, in the county
of Gloucester.

Henry Dymmok, living temp. Edward III. m.

a daughter of Plessetis, and had issue,

John Dymmok, who m. Felicia, daughter of

Harevill, and had a son,

Sir John Dymmok, the husband of Mar-
garet de Ludlow.

t His right was, however, disputed by Sir Bald-
win Freville, then Lord of Tamworth, who exhi-
bited before the court of claims his pretensions to
be King's Champion, and to the service appertain-
ing to that office, by reason of his tenure of Tam-
worth Castle, viz.

" To ride completely armed upon a barbed horse
into Westminster Hall, and there to challenge the
combat with whomsoever should dare to oppose
the King's title to the crown."

Which service the Barons Marmyon, his ances-
tors, Lords of that castle, had theretofore per-
formed. But Sir John Dymoke counter-claimed
the same office as Lord of Scrivelsby. Whereupon
the constable and marshal of England appointed
the said Sir John Dymoke to perform the office at
that time.

Champion as deputy to his mother, then liv-
ing. And again at the coronation of the re-
nowned Henry V. he executed the duties of
the same office, in the same manner, on be-
half of his mother. Sir Thomas m. Eliza-
beth, daughter and heir of Sir Richard Heb-
den, knt. (by his wife, the daughter and heir
of Bye) and dying in the last year of Henry
V. was s. by his sou,

Sir Philip Dymmok, then twenty-two
years old and upwards, who officiated as
Champion at the coronation of Henry VI.
Upon this occasion a mandate was made by
the King to the keeper of his wardrobe, to
deliver to the said Philip Dymmok (then not
knighted) such furniture, &c. as his ances-
tors had been accustomed to have upon these
occasions. This Champion espoused Joane,
daughter of Sir Christopher Conyers, of
Stokeburn, and d. in the 33rd Henry VI.
leaving his son, and successor,

Sir Thomas Dymmok, then twenty-seven
years of age and upwards. This Champion
made a conspicuous figure in the reign of
Edward IV. His connection, however, with
the Lords Welles, and a suspicion that he
favoured the Lancastrian interest, led him
to a premature death upon the scaffold (re-
fer to Burke's Extinct and Dormant Peer-
age, article Welles). Sir Thomas m. Mar-
garet, second daughter, and eventually one
of the co-heirs of Lionel, Lord Welles, by
Joane, his wife, daughter and heir of Sir
Robert Waterton,* and had issue,
Robert (Sir), his successor.
Lionel (Sir), who m. Joane, daughter

and co-heir of Richard Griffith, esq.

of Stickford, in the county of Lincoln,

and had three surviving daughters,

his co-heirs, viz.

1. m. to Hopton.

2. Alice, m. to Sir William Skip-

3. , m. to J. Goodrich, of Bo-

Sir Lionel was sheriff of the county of
Lincoln in the 7th Henry VIII. he d.
17th August, 1519, and was buried
at Horncastle, where a ihonument
erected to his memory still remains.
Anne, d. in 1462.
The elder son and heir,

* The Watertons were a Lincolnshire family,
of distinction, and were frequently sheriffs of that



Sir Robert Dymokk \v;is of very tender
years at the time of his father's unhappy
death. But he had no sooner arrived at
maturity, than the King, as if to compensate
for the fate of his father, admitted him to
have livery of all his inheritance, as well of
those lands which came through the late
Champion, as of those other estates which
had devolved upon him through his mother,
the co-heiress of Welles and Waterton, with-
out any account to be taken, either as to their
value and extent, or of such fine as the King-
might be entitled to claim due to the crown
upon such occasions.* Sir Robert officiated
as Champion at the coronations of Richard
III. Henry VII. and Henry VIII. He was
a military man, and one of the principal
commanders at the siege of Tournay, where,
after the surrender of the city, he was con-
stituted King's treasurer. He was a Knight
Banneret, and was sheriff of Lincolnshire
in the 2nd Richard HI. 18th Henry VII.
and 1st Henry VIII. This distinguished
champion espoused, first, Anne, daughter of
Alexander Cressnore, by whom he had three
daughters. He in. secondly, Jane, daughter
and co-heir of John Sparrow, of London, by
whom he had a son,

Edward, his successor.

Sir Robert d. 13th April, 1544, and was bu-
ried at Scrivelsby. He was s. by his son,

Sir Edward Dymoke. This gentleman
Avas sheriff of the county of Lincoln, in the
life-time of his father, anno 1536 ; an office
which he also filled in the IstEDWARD VI. and
2nd and 3rd of Philip and Mary, in which
reigns, as well as in that of Queen Eliza-
beth, he was repeatedly returned one of the
county representatives to parliament. He
officiated as Champion at the coronations of
Edward VI. Queen Mary, and Queen Eliza-
beth. He in. Anne, daughter of Sir George
Talboys, sister and heir of Gilbert, Lord

* The tide of opinion and affairs had now he-
come greatly changed ; inasmuch as King Edward
had married Cecily, his daughter, to John, the
half-brother of that verv Richard, Lord Welles,
whom he had beheaded but a few years before ;
and, moreover, created the said John, Viscount
Welles. Thus the said John, Viscount Welles, was
maternal uncle to the young Dymoke; and he
through the same alliance, was become the great
nephew of the man who had taken away the life of
his father. Banks's Hist, of Marmyun.

Talboys, of Kyir.e,* by whom (who espoused
secondly. Sir Robert Carr) he had issue,

Robert, his successor.
Charles (Sir), of Howell, in the county
of Lincoln, and M.P. for the city of
Lincoln in 1502, in. Margaret, relict
of Anthony Butler, of Coats, and left
no issue.
Edward (Sir), who was sheriff of Lin-
colnshire in 1584, and member in se-
veral parliaments for that, county.
He m. Troth, daughter of Thomas
Dymoke, and left two daughters, viz.
Margaret, m. to William Marbury.

Frances, in. to Baker.

Sir Edward Dymoke d. in 1566, and was s.
by his eldest son,

Robert Dymoke, esq. who m. Bridget,
eldest daughter and co-heir of Edward, Lord
Clinton (afterwards Earl of Lincoln), by Eli-
zabeth, his first wife, daughter of Sir John
Blount, knt. and widow of Gilbert, Lord
Talboys. By this lady he had a numerous
family, of which, the eldest and youngest
sons were

Edward (Sir), his successor.

Nicholas, who in. , daughter of

Danvers, and had a son,

Edward, who succeeded, upon the
death of the honorable champion,
Charles Dymoke, his cousin, to
the manor of Scrivelsby, with
the championship.
The champion d. in 1580, and was s. by his
eldest son,

Sir Edward Dymoke, who claimed and
exercised the office of champion at the coro-
nation of King James I. He in. first, Ca-
therine, daughter of Sir James Harrington,
by whom he had a son, Charles, who d.
young, and a daughter, Bridget, baptized at
Hackney, 6th November, 1597. He es-
poused, secondly, Anne, daughter of Sir
John Monson, knt. and had another son,
Edward, who also deceased young. Sir
Edward wedded, thirdly, 13th November,

* The children of Gilbert, Lord Talboys, all
deceasing without issue, the inheritance came to
be divided between the sisters and co-heirs of the
said Gilbert; in which division the castle and
manors of North and South Kyme (the old baronial
seat of the Kymes) fell to the Dymoke family, who
possessed the same until the last century, when
they were sold by the Honourable Champion,
Lewis Dymoke.



1610, Marv, daughteir of


esq. of Misterton, and dying - in 1625, was s.
by the only son of this marriage,

Charles Dymoke, esq. This gentleman
was a zealous supporter of his unhappy so-
vereign, King Charles I. He d. unmarried,
in his majesty's garrison at Oxford, in 1644.
By his will, proved in the prerogative court
of Canterbury 8th July in the same year, he
ordered that the sum of £300 should be ex-
pended upon a tomb for him at Serivelsby,
where he desires to be buried ; he be-
queathed to his majesty the sum of £2000
to relieve his necessities, and he charges
his estates, and the rents in his tenants'
hands, with the payment thereof. Dying a
bachelor, the inheritance of the baronial
manor of Serivelsby, with the office of king's
champion, devolved, by virtue of a settle-
ment made by him, upon the next male heir,
his cousin (the son of his uncle, Nicholas

Sir Edward Dymoke, who performed the
duties of champion at the coronation of King
Charles II. having previously received the
honor of knighthood. This gentleman m.
21st June, 1624, Jane, daughter of Nicholas
Cressy, esq. of Fulnetby, and had, with other

Charles, his successor.

John, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of

Thomas Welborne, esq. and left a


Charles, who m. Mary, daughter

of Needham, and had issue,

Edward, who inherited the es-
tates and championship un-
der the will of his cousin,
the Hon. Champion Lewis
Dymoke. Of this Edward
more presently.
Sir Edward was sheriff of Lincolnshire in
1662. He died soon afterwards, and was
buried at Serivelsby 8th January, 1663—4.
He was s. by his eldest son,

Sir Charles Dymoke, who officiated as
champion at the coronation of King James II.
This gentleman, by the description of Charles
Dymoke, esq. of Serivelsby, was set down
by King Charles II. as one of the projected
knights of the Royal Oak. He espoused
Eleanor, daughter of Lewis Watson, Lord
Rockingham, and had issue,
Charles, who d. young.
Edward, who d. in France, in his twen-

tieth year, and was brought over and
interred at Serivelsby, 13th May, 1694.
Charles, his heir.
Lewis, successor to his brother.
He d. about the year 1688, and was*, by his
eldest surviving son,

Charles Dymoke, esq. This gentleman
fulfilled the duties of champion at the coro-
nation of William and Mary, and likewise
at the coronation of Queen Anne. He re-
presented the county of Lincoln in parlia-
ment, from 1698 to 1701. He m. Jane,
daughter of Robert Snoden, esq. but dying
s. p. 17th January, 1702—3, was s. by his

Lewis Dymoke, esq. who officiated as
champion at the coronation of the two first
monarchs of the line of Brunswick. He
was member of parliament for the county
of Lincoln from 1702 to 1705 inclusive, and
from 1710 to 1713. This gentleman lived
to an advanced age, being baptized at Seri-
velsby, 14th February, 1669, and being bu-
ried there 25th February, 1760, at which
time he had completed his ninety-first year.
He d. unmarried, and the estates at Serivels-
by devolved, under his will, upon his cousin,
Edward Dymoke, esq. who, not living at
the period of a coronation, had no oppor-
tunity of performing his official duties as
champion. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of

Segrave, and relict of James Coward,

and dying 12th Sept. 1760, was s. by his son,
John Dymoke, esq. who performed the
duties of champion at the coronation of King
George III. The following paragraph is
taken from the British Chronologist for the
month of September, 1761.

" Sept. 18. A colonel's guard mounted
at Whitehall, and were placed at all
the avenues to the abbey, hall, &c. ; at
night Westminster Hall was illumi-
nated, and John Dymoke, esq. put on
his armour and tried a grey horse
(which his late majesty rode at the
battle of Dettingen) before their Royal
Highnesses the Duke of York and
Prince Henry, the Duke of Devon-
shire, &c. ; several other horses were
walked and rode up and down the hall ;
and Earl Talbot also tried the horse he
intended to ride on the coronation day."
This gentleman m. Martha, daughter and
heir of Josiah Holmes, esq. and had, with
three daughters, two sons, viz.
Lewis, his heir.
John, successor to his brother.



He d. 6th March, 1784, and was s. by his
elder son,

Lewis DYMOKE, esq. This gentleman
claimed before the house of lords the old
Barony of Marmyon,* but unsuccessfully.
He was sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1789. Not
living in the time of a coronation, he had no
opportunity of officiating as champion. He
d. unmarried, 12th May, 1820, and was s.
by his brother,

The Rev. John Dymoke, rector of Scri-
velsby, prebendary of Lincoln, &c. This
gentleman being called upon to officiate as
champion at the coronation of King George
IV. was obliged, owing to his clerical cha-
racter, to act by. deputy, and he therefore
appointed his elder son, the present Henry
Dymoke, who fulfilled the duties of the
office accordingly. Mr. Dymoke espoused,
19th July, 1799, Amelia-Jane-Alice, daugh-
ter of Captain Elphinstone, of the British

* In July, 1814, Lewis Dymoke, esq. uncle of
the present champion, presented a petition to the
crown, praying to be declared entitled to the Ba-
rony of Marmion, of Scrivelsby, in virtue of the
seisure of the manor of Scrivelsby ; which peti-
tion was referred to the attorney-general, who
having reported thereon, the same was referred to
the House of Lords, where evidence was received
at the bar, and the claimant's counsel summoned
up, when the attorney-general was heard in reply,
and tendered some documents on the part of the
crown ; but the claimant died before the judg-
ment of the house was given.

" With respect to this claim," says Nicolas,
" it is to be observed, that though the manor of
Scrivelsby was held by the service of perform-
ing the office of king's champion by Robert de
Marmyon, in the reign of William the Conqueror,
he was not by seisure thereof a baron, but by
seisure of the barony and castle of Tamworth,
which he held of the king in capite by knights'
service ; so that, if at this period baronies by
tenure were admitted, the possessor of the manor
and lordship of Tamworth, (which in the division
of his property fell to the share of Joane, his eldest
daughter, wife of William Mosteyn, and on her
death s. p. to Alexander Freville, husband of
Joan, daughter and heir of Ralph Cromwell, by
Mazera, the next sister of the said Joan de Mos-
teyn,) would possess the claim to the barony en-
joyed by Robert de Marmyon, he having derived
his dignity from that barony instead of from the
seisure of the manor of Scrivelsby. Moreover, if
Philip Marmyon, the last baron, had died seised
of a barony in fee, Lewis Dymoke was not even
a co-heir of the said Philip, though he was the
descendant of one of his daughters and co-heirs."

these ladies are both dead.

navy, and admiral of the Russian fleet, by
whom he had issue,

Henry, present champion.

Maria-Georgiana, m. 21st July, 1832,
to Sir John Mansel, hart.
He d. 3rd December, 1828, and was suc-
ceeded in the Manor of Scrivelsby, (by
which the championship is conferred), and
his other estates, by his elder son.

Arms — Sa. two lions passant, arg. crowned

LUDLOW. Az. three lions passant, re-

gardaunt, arg.
Marmyon. Vairee, az. and arg. a fesse

fretty gules.

Kilpeck (so stated in the college books,

but probably borne as the badge of

office of Champion, see Ralph Brooke's

discovery of Camden's errors). Sa.

a sword erect in pale arg. hilted or.

Hebden. Erm. five fussils in fesse gules.

Rye. Gules, on a bend arg. three rye

stalks and ears, sa.
Welles. Or, a lion rampant, double

queued sa.
Waterton. Barry of six, erm. and

gules, over all, three crescents, sa.
Angayne. Gules, a fesse dancettee or,
between six cross crosslets of the last.
Sparrow. Arg. six sparrows, sa. three,
two, and one, on a chief indented, gu.
two swords in saltier between as many
wolves' heads erased or.
Talboys. Arg. a saltier gules, on a
chief of the second, three escallop
shells of the first.
Baeerden. Gules, on a bend arg. three

cinquefoils sa.
Fitzwith. Gules, two bends, or.
Umfreville. Gules, a cinquefoil ar.
within an orle of eight cross crosslets
Kyme. Gules, a chevron or, between
nine cross crosslets, arg.
Crests — First, a sword erect, arg. hilt and
pommel or. Second, a lion passant arg.
crowned or. Third, the scalp of a hare,
ears erect ppr.

Motto — Pro Rege Dimico.

Scat — Scrivelsby Court, county of Lincoln .

The chief part of Scrivelsby Court, the

ancient baronial seat, was destroyed by

fire sixty or seventy years ago. In the part



consumed was a very large hall, on the
pannels of the wainscoting of which was
depicted the various arms and alliances of
the family through all its numerous and far-
traced descents. The loss has been, in some
degree, compensated by the addition which
the late proprietors made to those parts
which escaped the ravages of the flames.
Against the south wall of the chancel, in the
parish church of Scrivelsby, is a very hand-
some marble monument, ornamented with a
bust of the Hon. Lewis Dymoke, champion
at the coronation of the two first sovereigns
of the House of Brunswick. On the north
side of the chancel is a marble tablet to the
memory of the Hon. John Dymoke, who
performed the duties of champion at the

coronation of King George III. On the
floor of the south side of the communion
table is a plate of copper, on which is an
inscription to the memory of Sir Charles
Dymoke, knt. who was champion at the
coronation of King James II. At the eastern
end of the aisle are two tombs, on one of
which is the figure of a knight in chain
armour, cross-legged, on the other that of a
lady with a lion at her feet. By the side of
these is the tomb of Sir Robert Dymoke,
who was champion at the coronations of
Richard III. Henry VII. and Henry VIII.
On the floor of the aisle is also a stone which
once contained a brass figure, with corner
shields, and an inscription, all of which are
now gone.




PAYNTER, JOHN, esq. of Boskenna, in the county of Cornwall, b. in 1790 ; s. to
the estates upon the demise of his father.


He espoused Eleanor Wilton, and was s.
by his son,

GeoiIGE Paynter, who m. 29th April,
1565, Anne Anthorne, and was father of S

William Paynter, esq. This gentleman
commenced, in the year 1658, the purchase
of the present property in the deanery of
Buryan for his second son. He m. Mary
Keigwin, and had issue,

1. Arthur, of Trelissick, whom. Sarah
Praed, and was s. by his son,

Francis, who m. his first cousin,
Margaret, daughter of Francis
Paynter, esq. of Boskenna, and
had an only daughter and heiress,
Mary, of Trelissick, who es-
poused John Hearle, esq.
and had three daughters (co-
heiresses), one of whom m.
Captain Wallis, the circum-
navigator ; another, Henry-
Hawkins Tremayne, esq. of
Heligan, and was mother of
the late member for Corn-
wall ; and the third, Jane,

This family settled at a remote era at
Lithney, in the county of Cornwall, where
the monuments of its members are numerous.
It afterwards acquired Deverell, in the
neighbouring parish of Gwinear ; and, sub-
sequently, Trelissick, in the adjoining dis-
trict of St. Erth.

William Camborne, alias Paynter, of
Deverell, obtained, in 1569, a grant of the
armorial ensigns now borne by this family.


espoused Colonel Francis
Rodd, of Trebartha, and was
mother of the present Fran-
cis Hearle Rodd, esq. of
2. Francis, of whom we are about to
Th»' second son,

Francis Paynter, esq. of Boskenna, in.

Margaret, daughter of Pawlett, esq. of

Kilborn, in Middlesex, and had issue,
Francis, bis successor.
Margaret, m. to her cousin, Francis
Paynter, esq. of Trelissick, and had
Mr. Paynter was s. at his decease by his

Francis Paynter, esq. of Boskenna, who
m. Mrs. Mary Hawkey, and was father of

Francis Paynter, esq. of Boskenna, who


Cully, esq. and

m. Mary, daughter of -
was *. by his son,

James Paynter, esq. of Boskenna, who
espoused Betty, daughter of Wether-
head, esq. and bad issue,
John, his heir.

Thomas, who m. Anne, daughter of W.
Moody, esq. of Kingsdon, Somerset-
shire, and has issue.
Mr. Paynter was s. at bis decease by his
elder son, the present John Paynter, esq.
of Boskenna.

Arms— Az. tbree blocks arg. each charged
with an annulet sa. (granted 22nd July,


Crest — Three broken broad arrows, or,
knit with a lace and mantled gu. doubled


Estate— Vozkenna, in the deanery of

Bury an, Cornwall.

# e «{— Boskenna, near Penzance.


ALLAN, WILLIAM, esq. of Blackwell Grange, in the county Palatine of Durham,
b. 21st May, 1796, s. to the estates upon the demise of his relative, George Allan,
esq., 21st July, 1828.


George Allan, esq. of Yarm, in York-
shire, (second son of William Allan, esq. of
Brockhouse), m. a daughter of — Clifton,
and had (with other children, who d. s. p.)
I. Thomas, (eldest son) b. in 1651, of
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, who amassed
a large fortune in the colleries, and
purchased estates, a part of which
still retains the name of Allan's Flatts,
near Chester le Street. He left four

1. John, who d. unmarried.

2. George, of Newcastle-upon-
Tyne, who d. 5th October, 1729,
leaving four daughters, his co-
heirs, viz.

Anne, m. to William Hicks,
surgeon of Chatham Hospi-

This is a branch of the ancient family of
\llau of Buckenhall and Brockjumse, in
the county of Stafford.



tal, and had a son, George

Hicks, M.D. of Stable-yard,

St. James's.
Catherine, m. to Capt. Richard

Pidgeon, and d. in 1786.
Susan, d. unmarried, 1781.
Rachael, d. unmarried.

3. Lionel, an eminent merchant, at
Rotterdam, who m. Susan, eldest
daughter of John Colville, esq.
of Whitehouse, in the county of
Durham, and sister to Camilla,
countess of Tankerville, by whom
(who d. 11th January, 1782, at
the advanced age of 92) he had

John, who was killed by a fall
from his horse.

Charles, sometime of Rotter-
dam, afterwards of the city
of Norwich, who left by his
wife, Hannah, daughter of
— Brown, two daughters, his
co-heirs, viz ; Susannah, m.
to — Littledale, esq. and the
younger, m. to M. Jackas,
of Holland.

4. Thomas, of Allan's Flatts, who
s. to the bulk of his father's pro-
perty, was one of the principal
coal-owners on the river Wear.
Mr. Allan d. universally lament-
ed, in 1740, leaving four daugh-
ters his co-heirs, (who conveyed
the whole of their father's great
wealth to their respective hus-
bands) viz.

Susan, m. to Ralph Jennison,

esq. of Walworth Castle, in

the county of Durham, M.P.

for Northumberland, and

master of the stag hounds to

King George II.

Margaret, m. to Jenison Shafto,

esq. of Wratting Park, in

the county of Cambridge,

M.P. for Leominster.

Dorothy, m. to James Garland,

esq. of Michael Stow Hall,

in the county of Essex.

Camilla, m. to Robert Shafto,

esq. of Benwell, in the

county of Northumberland.

II. George (sixth son), b. in 1663, who

settled at Darlington, as a general

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