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merchant, and making a large fortune



by government contracts, built Black-
well Grange. He d. in 1743, leaving
(with a daughter, Hannah, who m.
Farrow Eden, esq. of Darlington, and
d. in 1778) an only surviving son,

George, of Blackwell Grange, who
espoused, in 1717, Thomasine,
daughter and co-heiress of Ar-
thur Prescott, esq. of Blackwell,
in the county of Durham, and d,
31st July, 1753, leaving three
daughters, his co-heirs, viz.

1. Dorothy, d. unmarried, in
1760.

2. Catherine, d. unmarried, in
1753, and buried with great
funeral pomp, in Darlington
Church.

3. Anne, who eventually be-
came sole heiress. She d. in
October, 1785, and devised
all her estates in Durham
and Yorkshire to her cousin,
and nearest male relation of
her name, James Allan, esq.
of Darlington. The memory
of this lady, who was long
distinguished for her bene-
volence and extensive chari-
ties, is so much and deser-
vedly revered at Darlington,
that her portrait hangs over
the chimney-piece of every
respectable parlour in that
place.

III. Robert (seventh son), who d. at An-
tigua, leaving an only daughter and
heiress, Elizabeth, who m. — Burke,
esq. and had an only daughter and
heiress, who espoused John Blake,
esq.

iv. Nicholas (eighth son), of whom
presently.

v. James (ninth son), d. young.

The eighth son of George Allan, of Yarm,

Nicholas Allan, esq. of Staindrop, in the
county of Durham, m. in 1691, Elizabeth,
only dau. of William Sober, esq. of Cocker-
ton, county of Durham, (son of Robert Sober,
esq. of Nestfield, in the latter shire, which
estate descended to the Allans) and had
fourteen children, upon the youngest of
whom

James Allan, esq. of Blackwell Grange,
the family estates eventually devolved. This
gentleman espoused Elizabeth, daughter of



ALLAN, OF BLACKWELL GRANGE.



41



William Pemberton, esq.* by Elizabeth,
daughter of John Killingball, esq. of Mid-
dleton St. George, in tbe county of Durham,
descended from John de Kvlhnghall, wbo
d. seised of tbe manor of Nether Middleton,
in 1417, and whose son and heir, John Kil-
lyngball, in. Beatrice, daughter of John
Clervaux, of Croft, in Yorkshire, esq. re-
presentative of that ancient Norman family.
Mr. Allan d. in 1790, seised, (besides leaving
a large personal property,) for term of life
and in fee, of estates at Blackvvell Grange,
Polam Hill Farm, Dodmires, Darlington,
Hill House, Nestfield, &c. in the county of
Durham, and of tbe manors or lordships of
Nether Worsall, Appleton-upon-Wiske, and
Barton, and estates at Ergholme, and a
moiety of tbe manor of Dalton-upon-Tees,
in the North Riding of tbe county of York,
and left issue,

George, bis successor.

James, d. unmarried, 26th September,

1800.
Robert, of Sunniside, in the county of
Durham, lord of tbe manor of Barton,
in tbe county of York, and of the
manor of Ingleton, and of estates at
Bishop Wearinoutb, Nestfield, &c,
Durbam. He in. Elizabeth, one of
the daughters and co-heiresses of
Robert Harrison, a wealthy merchant
at Sunderland, and dying 28th March,
1806, possessed of a large personal
property, left issue,

1. Robert, of Newbottle, in tbe

county of Durbam, b. 10th April,

1769, who in. Hannah, third dau.

of Wm. Havelock, ship-owner,

and sister of William Havelock,

esq. late of Ingress Park, Kent,

(which he sold to government for

upw ards of £70,000,) and left at

his demise, 27th December, 1813,

William, who s. to Blackwell

Grange at the demise of bis

relative George Allan, esq.

21st July, 1828, and is the

PRESENT REPRESENTATIVE OF
THE FAMILY.



* By this marriage the manor and lordship of
Barton, in the county of York, came to the Allans.
William Pemberton was great-grandson of John
Pemberton, esq. of Aislaby, and his wife, Isabel
Grey, grandaughter of Sir Ralph Grey, knt. of
Chillingham, ancestor of the present Earl Grey.



Robert-Henry, F.S.A. of New-
bottle House, and of Dur-
ham, the author of a history
of tbe city of Durham, &c.
b. 22nd January, 1802.

John-Edward, b. 25th June,
1803.

George-Thomas, b. 11th Oc-
tober, 1804.

James, b. 2nd December, 1807.

Elizabeth- Anne, m. 21st May,
1832, to Benjamin Dunn,
esq. of Harwortb, in the
county of Durham.

Anne.

Johanna-Mary.

Mary-Emma.

Caroline-Jane, m. 28th Sep-
tember, 1831, to William
Hunter Burne, esq. capt. in
the Durham militia, grand-
son of Charles Burne, esq.
by Philadelphia, daughter
and co-heiress of Thomas
Lambton, esq. of Hardwick,
in the county of Durham,
great grandson of Sir Wil-
liam Lambton, of Lambton,
knt. slain at Marston Moor,
(ancestor of tbe present Lord
Durham).

2. John, of Blackwell, in the county
of Durham, M. A. a justice of the
peace for that shire, as well as for
the North Riding of the county
of York. This gentleman, who
is lord of the manor of Barton,
in Yorkshire, and owner of es-
tates at Blackwell, Nestfield, &c.
in the County Palatine, was b.
29th August, 1778.

3. Elizabeth, m. to John Maling,
esq. of Hylton, in the county of
Durham, and d. in 1810.

4. Anne, d. unmarried in 1807.

5. Mary, m. 13th June, 1802, to
John-Henry Johnson, esq. a cap-
tain in the north York militia.

The eldest son,

George Allan, esq. of Blackwell Grange,
F.S.A. who is designated in Sir John Prest-
wick's Itespublica, as " a learned, studious,
and careful preserver of English antiquities,
and a favourer of literature ;" and by Mr.
Surtees as an eminent antiquary and col-
lector, was born 7th June, 1736. Besides



42



ALLAN, OF BLACKWELL GRANGE.



several learned and valuable publications of
his own, which were printed at his private
press, at Blackwell Grange, Mr. Allan ge-
nerously assisted, and was the patron and
original promoter of Mr. Hutchinson's His-
tory of Durham. He m. 18th September,
1766, Anne, only daughter and heiress of
James Colling Nicholson, esq. of Scruton, in
the county of York, and had issue,

George, his successor.
James, b. 27th February, 1772, a capt.
in the 29th regiment of foot, d. of the
yellow fever, in the island of Grenada,
28th May, 1795.
Anne, m. to John Wright, esq. of Bolton-
on-Swale, in the county of York, and
d. in 1797, leaving two sons and two
daughters.
Elizabeth, to. in November, 1791, to
Seymour Hodgson, esq. of Richmond,
in the county of York.
Hannah, d. young.

Dorothy, d. unmarried, 18th September,
1821.
Mr. Allan d. 18th May, 1800, and was s. by
his elder son,

George Allan, esq. of Blackwell Grange,
M.A., F.S.A., a gentleman, not more dis-
tinguished for his literary talents than for an
elegant, accomplished, and generous mind.
In 1813, upon the retirement of Mr. Ralph
Lambton, Mr. Allan, after a long and severe
contest, was elected a representative in par-
liament for the city of Durham.* He to.
Prudence, daughter of William Williams,
esq. but had no issue. Mr. Allan, who was
a justice of the peace and deputy of the
county of Durham, d. at St. Omer, in France,
21st July, 1828, and leaving no issue, the

* The numbers at the close of the poll were —

For Mr. Allan 440

Mr. Baker 360



family estates devolved, as stated above,
upon his relative, William Allan, esq. now
of Blackwell Grange.

Arms — quarterly of eight.

Allan — Sa. a cross potent quarter
pierced or, charged with four guttes
de sang, in chief two lions' heads
erased of the second, all within a
bordure ingrailed erminois.

Pemberton — Ar. a chevron ermine be-
tween three griffins' heads couped sa.

Hindmarsh — Gu. in a marsh, a hind
lodged ppr.

Killinghall — Gu. a bend raguly arg.
between three garbs or.

Herdewyk — Or a maunch sa. between
three martlets gu.

Lambton — Sa. a fess between three
lambs passant arg. a trefoil gu. on
the fess, for cadency.

Dodsworth — Ar. a chevron sa. charged
with three bezants or, between three
bugle-horns, stringed of the second.

Crest — A demi-lion rampant arg. ducally
crowned gu. holding in the dexter paw a
cross potent or, and supporting with the si-
nister paw a rudder of the second.

Motto — Fortiter gerit crucem.

Estates — The manors or lordships of
Nether Worsall, otherwise Low Worsall, of
Appleton-upon-Wiske ; estates atEryholme,
and a moiety of the manor or lordship of
Dalton-upon-Tees, in the North Riding of
the county of York. At Blackwell Grange,
Polam Hill Farm, Dodmires, Darlington,
Hill House, Sec. in the county Palatine. All
these possessions, excepting the manor or
lordship of Appleton-upon-Wiske, pur-
chased by Miss Ann Allan, were acquired
by George Allan, esq. who was b. in 1663.

Seat — Blackwell Grange, in the county of
Durham.



4.3





WILLIS, (DE ANYERS) OF HALSNEAD PARK.

WILLIS, RICHARD, esq. of HaLsnead Park, and of Hall of the Hill, both in the

county of Lancaster, b. 18th September, 1760, m. Cicely,
only daughter of Joseph Fielden, esq. of Witton Park, near
Blackburne, a branch of the ancient and ennobled family of
Denbigh, by whom (who d. in April, 1822) he has had issue,

— 7 Richard, of West Cottage, near Leicester, b. 16th July,

N^ f 1787, m. 17th July, 1819, Lucy, daughter and co-heiress

of Henry Atherton, esq. barrister at law, of the family
of Atherton, of Atherton.
Joseph, of Calcutta, b. 9th July, 1789.
Daniel, b. 4th August, 1790.

John, b. 7th October, 1792, m. 8th March, 1821, Eliza,
daughter of George Roach, esq. of Everton, near Liver-
pool, which marriage has since been annulled.
Henry, b. 3rd April, 1795, lieutenant in the 13th light
dragoons, d. while on service with his regiment at Reta,
in the province of Leon, Spain, 13th October, 1813.
William, b. 5th May, 1798, a midshipman in the royal navy, d. at Corunna, in the

Surveillante frigate, 31st August, 1812.
Thomas, b. 27th April, 1804.

Frederick, lieutenant in the 9th lancers, b. 17th July, 1805.

Edward, lieutenant in the 37th regiment of infantry, 6.8th Oct. 1806, m. 12th May, 1831,
Harriette, daughter and co-heiress of the late lieut. col. Robbins, and has issue,
Edward-Richard-William.
Margaret-Dorothea, m. 1st May, 1821, to Charles-Robert Sherbourne, esq. of Hirst

House, son of the late admiral, honorable Robert Digby.
Cecilia, m. 18th September, 1816, to Thomas Farrer, esq. son of the late James
Farrer, esq. of Ingleborough, near Clapham, in the county of York, and has issue,

1. Thomas-Henry. 4. Cecilia.

2. William. 5. Mary.

3. Frederick-Willis. 6. Ellen.
Sarah.

Frances-Elizabeth.

Mary.

Caroline, d. 16th March, 1806.

Mr. Willis, who rebuilt the Hall at Halsnead, s. his father in 1790.



Umeacic.



The family of De Anyers, or Daniel,
whence Mr. Willis derives in lineal des-
cent, accompanied William the Conqueror
into England in 1066, and the name of its
patriarch is to be found inscribed on the roll
of Battel Abbey.* Owing, however, to the
destruction of deeds in the turbulent times
of Charles I. the lineage can only be traced
with accuracy from the year 1250.



* Burke's Extinct and Dormant Peerage.



William De Anyers, sen. of Daresbury,
in Cheshire, espoused, in 1270, Agnes,
daughter of Thomas de Legh, of High Legh
of the West Hall, and had, with several
daughters, three sons, viz.

1. Thomas.

2. William, who inherited his father's
lands in Daresbury, and left issue at
his decease, in 1306, with several
other children, a son and successor,



44



WILLIS, OF HALSNEAD PARK.



John (Sir), knt. of Daresbury,
whose son,

William D'Anyers, espousing
Clemence, daughter and
heiress of Alan de Norreys,
obtained large possessions
in Cheshire and Lancashire ;
and from this marriage des-
cended the Daniells of
Daresbury, a family which
existed in 1666, when Sir
Peter Leycester published
his history of Bucklow Hun-
dred, but which has been
extinctnowfor several years.
3. John.
The eldest son,

Thomas De Anyers, had lands in Limme
by grant of his father, 17th Edward II. and
purchased, in 1301, Bradley, from Peter
Dutton, lord of Warburton. He m. first,
Margaret, daughter of Adam de Tabley,
and had, with other children who all d. s. p.
Thomas (Sir), who m. Isabel, daughter
and heiress of William Baggiley, and
dying in the lifetime of his father,
26th Edward III. left an only daugh-
ter,

Margaret, heiress to all her mo-
ther's lands, those of her father
being settled on the heirs male
of the De Anyers : she m. thrice.
John (Sir), of Gropenhale, who married
twice, but had issue only by his first
wife, Joan, daughter of Sir William
Boydell, and sister and co-heir to
William Boydell, of Dodleston, in
the county of Cheshire, viz.

Robert, d. s. p. in 43rd Edward

III.
Margaret, affianced to Sir Robert

Grosvenor, but d. unmarried.
Nicolaa, heiress to her mother's
lands, left an only daughter and
heiress,

Margaret, m. to Alan de Rix-

ton, and d. without issue,

6th Richard II.

Thomas De Anyers, of Bradley, espoused,

secondly, Joan de Norreys, and left, with

two younger sons,

Sir Thomas De Anyers, knt. of Over
Tabley, who inherited his father's estates
upon the decease of his half brother. Sir
Thomas was a warrior of note, and served
with distinction under the famous Hugh de



Calveley, of Lea. He espoused Katherine,
daughter and heiress of William, son of
Adam de Over Tabley, and upon this mar-
riage one-third part of Over Tabley was
settled on Sir Thomas De Anyers and his
wife. His eldest son,

Thomas De Anyers, of Over Tabley, m.
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Richard Aston,
of Aston, and widow of Thomas Boydell,
jun. of Gropenhale, and left at his decease,
in 1431, with other issue, a son and suc-
cessor,

Thomas De Anyers, of Over Tabley,
stiled the elder, who m. in 1413, Isabel,
daughter and heiress of John Rixton, of
Rixton, by which alliance he acquired lands
at Warrington. He was s. at his decease
by his eldest son,

Thomas De Anyers, esq. of Over Tabley,
who espousing, in 1440, Maud, daughter of
John Leycester, esq. of Nether Tabley, had,
with other issue, a son,

Thomas De Anyers, esq. of Over Tabley,
who m. Catherine de Middleton, or Milne-
ton, and was s. by his son,

Thomas De Anyers, esq. of Over Tabley,
who took possession of Cherry Tree Hurst,
in Lymme, as next heir, upon the decease,
in 1493, issueless, of Thomas Daniell, of
Lymme, the last heir of that family. The
matter was not, however, fully settled until
the award of William Hill, prebendary of
Lichfield, 23rd Henry YIII. when William
Daniell, of Longdon, in Staffordshire, who
claimed as next heir to Daniell, of Lymme,
as son of William, brother of John Daniell,
late of Cherry Tree Hurst, conveyed all his
right in those lands to Thomas De Anyers,
esq. grandson of this Thomas.

Thomas De Anyers m. Blanch, daughter
of Piers Warburton, esq. of Arley, and
dying in 1494, was s. by his eldest son,

Piers De Anyers, esq. of Over Tabley,
who m. in 1499, Julian, daughter of Sir
Peter Newton, secretary to Prince Henry,
and was s. at his demise, in 1522, by his
son,

Thomas De Anyers, esq. of Over Tabley,
who purchased from William Sneyd, 36th
Henry VIII. the property called Wiche's
lands. He m. Margaret, daughter of Wil-
liam Wilbraham, esq. of Woothey, in the
county of Chester, and had issue,
Peter, his successor.
Thomas, who inherited, upon the de-
mise of his brother.



WILLIS, OF HALSNEAD PARK.



45



William (Sir), a lawyer of eminence,
appointed a judge of the common
pleas.
Richard, d. in 1605.
Ellen, to. in 1553, to John Massy, esq.

of Codington.
Margaret, in. first, to Christopher Hol-
ford, esq. of Ilcoit, in Flintshire, son
of Sir John Holford, of Holford ;
and, secondly, to James Barker, of
Hamond.
Thomas De Anyers d. in 1551, and was s.
by his eldest son,

Peter De Anyers, esq. of Over Tabley.
This gentleman purchased, in 155G, the
Hall of Woodlands, in Over Tabley, which
escheated to the crown upon the attainder
of Matthew de Tabley, 22nd Edward IV.
He espoused, in 1550, Alice, daughter of
George Booth, esq. of Dunham Massey, by
whom lie had an only daughter,

Dorothy, who to. William, son and
heir of Richard Massy, esq. of Rix-
ton, in the county of Lancaster.
Peter De Anyers dying thus without male
issue, in 1557, was s. by his brother,

Thomas De Anyers, esq. of Over Tabley,
who to. Alice, daughter of Foulk Dutton,
esq. of Chester, and had, with other issue, a
son,

Peter De Anyers, esq. of Over Tabley,
his successor in 1575. This gentleman
wedded, in 1574, Anne, daughter of Henry
Mainwaring, esq. of Carinckam, in Cheshire,
by whom (who subsequently married Thomas
Ashold, esq. of Swetenham, in Cheshire,
and d. in 1633) he had issue,
Peter, his successor.
Richard, d. s. p.
Frances, m. to Edward Littleton, esq.

son of Littleton, of Pillaton.
Anne, d. unmarried.
Mary, to. first, to John Woodroot, esq.

and, secondly, to John King, esq.
Jane, d. without issue.
The elder son and successor,

Peter De Anyers, esq. of Over Tabley,
was but six years of age when his father
died. In 1625, he represented the county
of Chester in parliament, and marrying
Christian, daughter of Richard Grosvenor,
esq. of Eaton, in Cheshire, had issue,

l. Peter, of Over Tabley, a captain of
a foot company in the regiment of
John, Earl of Rivers, raised for the
king's service. He d. at Oxford of a
shot received at the siege of Glou-



cester, leaving (with a daughter,

Margaret, who probably married into

the Miiichull family, a gentleman of

that name being mentioned as the

uncle of Sir Samuel Daniell) a son,

Thomas, of Over Tabley, who to.

Alice, niece of Henry Neville,

esq. of Holt, in Leicestershire,

and had (with other children who

d. issueless)

1. Samuel (Sir), who served
as colonel in King William's
army, from which prince
he received the honour of
knighthood. He to. first,
Anne, daughter of Robert
Tatton, esq. of Withenshaw,
in the county of Chester ;
and, secondly, Frances,
daughter of the Hon. Robert
Dormer, of Rowsham, in
Oxfordshire, by Avhom he
had an only daughter, Anne,
who died in infancy. Sir
Samuel d. 24th December,
1726, and by his testamen-
tary injunction directs his
body to be buried in his
chapel at Rosthorne, where
a monument is erected to his
memory. His estates were
left, by will, in the first in-
stance strictly entailed upon
strangers, of whom the first
were his great nephews, the
sons of Charles Ducken-
field, esq. of Mobberly, in
Cheshire, by whom the name
and arms of Daniell were
taken, the entail cut off, and
the estates sold. Thus the
surviving descendants of Sir
Samuel's great uncle, Co-
lonel William Daniell, were
deprived of their inherit-
ance, although Colonel Wil-
liam Daniell, in order to re-
pair the injury the Tabley es-
tates had sustained, had left
from his own dau. his posses-
sions in Staffordshire to Sir
Samuel Daniell's father.
2 Sarah, who to. Hewitt Park-
er, esq. of Mobberley, and
had an only daughter,
Sarah, who espousing Sir
C. Duckenfield, bt. had,



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WILLIS, OF HALSNEAD PARK.



with other children, who
all d. unmarried, a son,
William (Sir), bait,
who assumed, by
act of parliament,
the surname of Da-
niell upon inherit-
ing the fortune of
that family. D,ying
without issue, the
estates passed from
his relict to her se-
cond husband, John
Astley, esq.
II. William, of whom presently.
in. Thomas, slain at the battle of Brain-
ford, in 1642.
iv. Margaret, m. to Richard Green, esq.

of Congleton.
v. Christian, m. to George Devonport,

esq. of Calveley.
vi. Mary, m. to Col. Finch, an officer in
the parliament army, and a member
of the noble family of Winchelsea
and Nottingham.
vil. Elizabeth.

VIII. Anne, m. to Robert Sanford, esq. of
Sanford.
The second son,

William de Anyers, esq. was colonel of
a regiment of infantry, in the service of the
parliament, held under three several com-
missions, still preserved at Halsnead, viz.
of Generals Fairfax, Cromwell, and Monk.
He m. Dorothy Forth,* of Wigan, in Lan-
cashire, co-heiress of William Forth, esq.
of Wigan, by whom he had several chil-
dren, viz.

William,
Henry,

Dorothy, d. unmarried.
Elizabeth, of whom hereafter
Mary,
Anne,

Ellen, who m. 14th April, 1681, Martin
Willis,t esq. of Halsnead, and had
issue,



|*



d. unmarried.



* This lady bore the arms of Holt and Forth,

being grandaughter of Holt, esq. of Shering-

ton and an heiress.

t The family of Willis claims descent from the
eminent and ennobled family of Welles. Brown
Willis, M.P. the celebrated antiquarian, was one
of its members, and his descendants have assumed
of late years the surname of Fleming, for estates
left to them in Hampshire, where they are now
resident. In the reign of Charles II. Thomas



1. Thomas Willis, esq. of Hals-
nead and of Hallo' th' Hill. This
gentleman, who rebuilt the west
front of Hall o' th' Hill, d. unm.
in 1727, and w r as s. by his brother,

2. Daniell WiLLis,esq. of Halsnead
and Hall o' th' Hill, rebuilt the
north front of Halsnead in 1727;
he m. Anne, daughter of William
Ffarrington, esq. of Shaw Hall,
in the county of Lancaster, but
dying without issue, 1st Nov.
1763, his estates passed to his
cousin, Thomas Swettenham-
Willis, esq. of Svvettenham, at
whose demise also, without chil-
dren, the property devolved upon
his kinsman, Ralph Earle, esq.

The eldest surviving child,

Elizabeth de Anyers espoused twice ; by
her second husband, William Hulton, esq.
she had one son and a daughter, who both
d. issueless ; and by her first, Ralph Finch,
esq. of the noble family of Winchelsea and
Nottingham, an only daughter and heiress,

Mary Finch, who m. John Earle, esq. of
Liverpool, descended of the ancient house of
Earle of Craglethorpe, in the county of Lin-
coln, and had issue,
John, d. s. p.

Ralph, of whom presently.
Thomas, who had two daughters,

1. Mary, m. to Thomas Earle, esq. of
Spekelands, and has issue.

2. Jane, m. to Richard Gvvillym, esq.
of Bewsey, in the county of Lan-
caster, and has issue.

William, who m. Mrs. Anne Winstan-
ley, and had issue,



Willis, of the Berkshire family of that name, and
to which family a baronetcy was granted by King
Charles I., came into Lancashire, and purchased
estates in that county, which, together with others,
are now in possession of Richard W'illis, esq. of
Halsnead Park. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of
Edward Martin, esq. of Drogheda, and had issue,
Martin, of Halsnead, who espoused Ellen

De Anyers, as above.
Bartha, who m. William Swettenham, esq. of
Swettenbam, in Cheshire, and had a son,
Thomas, who assumed the surname of
Willis upon inheriting the estates of
his cousin, Daniell Willis, esq. Mr.
Swetteriham-Willis d. in 1788, and
was s. in the Willis possessions by his
relative, Ralph Earle, esq.



WILLIS, OF HALSNEAD PARK.



47



1. William, of Everton, m. and lias
issue.

2. Thomas, of Shekelands, whom.
his cousin, Mary, daughter of
Tlionias Earle, esq. and had issue.

3. Mary, m. to Arthur Heywood,
esq. of Larkhill.

Sarah, m. to the Hon. and Rev. John
Stanley, rector of Winwiek, in the
county of Lancaster, and brother of
Edward, eleventh Earl of Derby.
The eldest surviving son,

Ralph Earle, esq. assumed, upon inherit-
ing, 28th August, 1788, the Willis estates,
in pursuance of the will of Daniel] Willis,
esq. of Halsnead and of Hall o' th' Hill, the
surname and arms of that family. He es-
poused Dorothy, second daughter and heiress
of Richard Aldersey, esq. of Liverpool, a
branch of the Alderseys, of Aldersey, in
Cheshire, and had issue,

Richard, present proprietor.
Willis, of Sandford Cottage, near Hals-
nead, who still retains the name of



Earle. He m. Annina-Cecilia Lut-
yens, an Italian lady, by whom he
has, (with another son and daughter,
both now deceased,)

1. Willis. 2. Sophia.

Mr. Willis was .v. at his decease by his elder
son, Richard Willis, esq. now representa-
tive of the family.

Arms — Arg. a fesse between three lions
rampant gu. within a bordure, ermines.
QUARTERING 8.

De Anyers, Holte,

De Tabley, Finch,

Rixton, Earle,

Forth, Aldersey.

Crest— Two lion's paws erect and erased,
holding a human heart, gu.
Motto — Virtus tutissima cassis.
Estates — Halsnead Park, near Prescot :
Hall of the Hill, near Chorley ; and Monks
Hall, near Eccles, all in Lancashire. Mul-
lenstown, near Ardee, county Louth, Ireland.
Seats — Halsnead Park, and Hall of the
Hill, both in Lancashire.







SHAFTO, OF WHITWORTH.

SHAFTO, ROBERT EDEN-DUNCOMBE, esq. of Whitworth Park, in the county

palatine of Durham, b. 23rd March, 1776, m. in November,
1803, Catherine, third daughter of Sir John Eden, bart. of
Windlestone, and has had issue,

Robert-Duncombe, b. in London, 7th April, 1806.



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