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sent representative of the family.

Arms — Gu. a chevron or, between three
eagles' heads erased, arg.



Estates — At Hebburn, Monkton, J arrow
Grange, Newton Garth, Gateshead Park,
and Shipcote, in the county of Durham ; and
also Westons, Nether Houses, and Kelly-
burn, in the county of Northumberland.

Town Residence — Whitehall Gardens.

Seat — Hebburn, in the county of Durham.



FITZ-HERBERT, OF NORBURY AND SWINNERTON.



FITZ-HERBERT, THOMAS, esq. of Norbury, in the county of Derby, and of Swin-

nerton, in Staffordshire, b. 21st January, 1789, s. his
father 22nd Nov. 1799, m. 15th July, 1809, Marian,
daughter of John-Palmer Chichester, esq. of Arlington,
in the county of Devon, and has issue,

Charles, b. 21st June, 1810.

Mr. Fitz-Herbert is the twenty-sixth Lord of the Manor
of Norbury, and the tenth Lord of Swinnerton. He
served the office of sheriff for Staffordshire in 1831.

Hincage.




The family of Fitz-Herbert, whose
name appears in the Roll of Battle Abbey,*
descends from a Norman knight, called
Herbert, which in conformity to a preva-
lent custom amongst the Normans of des-
cribing themselves as the son of some emi-
nent ancestor, became the patronymic of
the family. In Latin, Filius Herberti ; in
Norman, Fils, or Fitz-Herbert. In the
year 1125, (25th Henry I.) William Prior,
of Tutbury, by his charter, attested by
Robert de Ferrers, Earl of Derby, the supe-
rior Lord of Tutbury, and his two sons,
Robert and William de Ferrers, Hawise, his
wife, the Bishop of Litchfield, Abbot of
Burton, and divers other distinguished per-
sons, granted to

William FiTZ-HERBERT,t the manor of
Norbury, in the county of Derby. (The
original charter, with the manor, are in the
possession of the present Mr. Fitz-Herbert).
He was s. by his son,

* See Burke's Extinct and Dormant Peerage.
t William, the son of Herbert.



William Fitz-Herbert, Lord of Nor-
bury, living in 1166, who was s. by his son,

John Fitz-Herbert, Lord of Norbury,
who was s. by his son, another

John Fitz-Herbert, of Norbury, who
was s. by his son,

Sir William Fitz-Herbert, of Nor-
bury, to whom King Henry III. granted
Freewarren in Norbury, A.D. 1252. He
had three sons, viz.

1. Henry (Sir), his successor.

2. Thomas, Lord of Somersall, in the
county of Derby, living in the 56th
Henry III. from whom lineally de-
scended

Richard Fitz-Herbert, esq. of
Somersall, who d. in 1803, with-
out issue, and

Nicholas Fitz-Herbert, (fifth in
descent), younger brother of John
Fitz-Herbert, of Somersall, who
m. Cicely, or Margaret, daughter
and co-heir of Robert Frauncis,
esq. of Foremark, and acquired
thereby the manor of Tissington,



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FITZ-HERBERT, OF NORBURY AND SWINNERTON.



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in Derbyshire. From this mar-
riage lineally derives the present
Sir Henry Fitz-Herbert, bart. of
Tissington. (See Burke's Peer-
age <i ncl Baronetage.)
3. Richard, of Twycross, in the county
of Leicester.
Sir William was s. by his eldest son.

Sir Henry Fitz-Herbert, of Norbury.
Tliis gentleman was a knight banneret.
He represented the county of Derby in par-
liament in 1294 and 1307, and was sheriff of
that shire, and of Nottingham, in 1263—4.
He was s. by his son.

Sir John Fitz-Herbert, of Norbury,
who m. Margaret, daughter of Sir William
Montgomery, knt. of Marston, in the county
Of Derby. This feudal lord was living in
1350, and at his decease was s. by his eldest
son,

William Fitz-Herbert, of Norbury.
King Edward III. confirmed to this gentle-
man Freewarren in Norbury. He m. Jane,
daughter of Sir Nicholas Kniveton, knt. of
Murcaston, in Derbyshire, and was s. by
his son,

William Fitz-Herbert, of Norbury,
who was living in 1398; and marrying Alice,
daughter of Nicholas Longford, of Longford,
in the county of Derby, was*, at his decease
by his son,

Henry Fitz-Herbert, of Norbury. This

gentleman espoused , daughter of —

Dowries, and was s. by his son,

Nicholas Fitz-Herbert, of Norbury,
knight of the shire for Derby, in 1434,
1446, and 1452, and sheriff for that county
in 1448 and 1466. He to. first, Alice, daugh-
ter of Henry Booth, of Harlaston, in Derby-
shire, and had issue,

Ralph, his successor.
John, of Etwall, in Derbyshire, remem-
brancer of the Court of Exchequer, to.
Margaret, daughter and heir of Robert
Babington, of the Fleet, younger son
of Sir William Babington, and had
issue.
Robert, to. Elizabeth, daughter of Ralph
Jocelyn, of Sawbridgeworth, in the
county of Herts, by whom lie had
issue, who possessed Gatesbury, and
Uphall, in Hertfordshire.
Rogi r.
William

Joan, to. to John Cotton, of Hampstall,
Redware.



Elizabeth, to. to Edward Crosby, of

London, merchant.
Isabella, to. to — Babington.
Dulcibella.
Anne.

Nicholas Fitz-Herbert to. secondly, Isabel,
daughter of — Ludlow, of Stokeshay, in
Shropshire, and had two other sons, and two
daughters. He d. 19th November, 1473,
and was s. by his eldest son,

Ralph Fitz-Herbert, of Norbury, who
m. Elizabeth, only daughter and heir of
John Marshall, of Upton, in Leicestershire,
and had issue,

John, his successor.

Henry, of London, to. Elizabeth, daugh-
ter of Robert Godwyn, of London.

Thomas, Doctor of Decrees, precentor
of Litchfield, d. 20th November, 1532.

Richard, supposed to have been a knight
of Rhodes.

William, prebend of Hereford, chan-
cellor of Litchfield, rector of Wring-
ton, in the county of Somerset. Pre-
bend of Lincoln, 9th October, 1506.

Anthony (Sir), judge of the Common
Pleas, of whom hereafter, as four-
teenth Lord of Norbury.

Dorothy, to. to Thomas Comberford, of
Comber ford.

Edeth, to. to Thomas Babington, of
Dethick.

Agnes, to. to Richard Lister, of Rowton,
Salop.

Elizabeth, to. to — Fuljambe.

Margaret, to. to Thomas Purefoy.

Alice, Abbess of Polesworth, in the
county of Warwick.

Mr. Fitz-Herbert d. 2nd March, 1483-4, and
was s. by his eldest son,

John Fitz-Herbert, of Norbury, to
whom King Henry VII. granted a general
pardon, in 1506. He to. Benedicta, daughter
of John Bradburn, of the Hoo, in the county
of Derby, and had issue,

Nicholas, who m. in 1501, Dorothy,

daughter of Sir Ralph Longford, knt.

of Longford, but d. in the lifetime

of his father, without issue.

Elizabeth, to. to Sir Philip Draycote,

knt. of Draycote, in Staffordshire.
Anne, to. to John Welles, of Hoar Cross,

in Staffordshire.
Edith.

John Fitz-Herbert d. 24th July, 1531, and
having outlived his son, his daughters be-



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FITZ-HERBERT, OF NORBURY AND SWINNERTON.



came his co-heirs, but Norbnry passed to
his only surviving brother,

14. Sir Anthony Fitz-Herbekt, knt.
This eminent person was educated at Ox-
ford, and afterwards, studying the law, at-
tained the rank of serjeant, 18th November,
1510. In 1522, lie was knighted and consti-
tuted one of the judges of the Common Pleas,
in which judicial station deporting himself
with great prudence, justice, and knowledge,
he became at length the oracle of the law,
and was universally esteemed a profound
lawyer. He was author of various works,
not only on law, but upon husbandry ; some
of which are now exceedingly scarce. His
great work, De Natura Brevium, is praised
for its utility by Blackstone, who calls it,
" A digest of the most ancient and highly
venerable collection of forms, the register
of such writs as are suable out of the king's
courts ; in which every man who is injured,
will be sure to find a method of relief exactly
adapted to his own case, described within
the compass of a few lines, and yet without
the omission of any material circumstance."
He m. Matilda, daughter and co-heir of Sir
Richard Cotton, of Hamstall, Redware, in
the county of Stafford, and had issue,

1. Thomas (Sir), his successor.

2. John, m. Catherine, daughter of
Edward Restwold, of the Vache, in
the county of Bucks, and had issue,

Thomas, ? who became sixteenth

Anthony, ) and seventeenthLords
of Norbury.

Nicholas, secretary to Cardinal Al-
len, at Rome, in 1581, attainted
of treason, 1st January, in that
year ; drowned at Florence, in
1612.

Francis.

George.

Jane, m. to Thomas Eyre, of Dun-
ston.

Matilda, m. to Thomas Barlow, of
Barlow.

Elizabeth.

Mary, m. to Thomas Draycot, of
Sydnall.
John Fitz-Herbert d. 8th Nov. 1590.

3. William, m. Elizabeth, younger of
the two daughters and co-heirs of
Humphrey Swinnerton, esq. of Swin-
nerton, in the county of Stafford;
and thus acquired that manor ; by
this lady (who espoused, secondly,
John Gatacre, esq. of Gatacre, in the



county of Salop, and died in 1616),
he had issue,

Thomas Fitz-Herbert, who suc-
ceeded as second Lord of Swin-
nerton, and marrying Dorothy,
only daughter and heir of Ed-
ward East, esq. of Bledlowe, in
Buckinghamshire, had a son and
daughter, viz.

Edward, who m. Bridget,
daughter of Sir John Caryll,
knt. of Agmering, in the
county of Sussex, and dying
before his father, (25th No-
vember, 1612) left a son,
William, who succeeded
his grandfather.
Elizabeth,™, to Joseph Mayne,
esq. of Crestlow, Bucks.
Thomas Fitz-Herbert d. in 1640,
aged 86, and was s. by his grand-
son,
William Fitz-Herbert, of
Swinnerton, of whom here-
after, as nineteenth lord of
Norbury.

4. Elizabeth, m. to William Bassett,
of Langley, in the county of Derby.

5. Dorothy, m. first, to Sir Ralph Long-
ford, knt. and secondly, to Sir John
Port, knt. of Etwall.

6. Catherine, m. to John Sacheverel, of
Morley, in Derbyshire.

Sir Anthony Fitz-Herbert d. 27th May,
1538, and was s. by his eldest son,

Sir Thomas Fitz-Herbert, of Norbury,
who m. in 1535, Anne, daughter and heir
of Sir Arthur Eyre, of Padley, in the county
of Derby, but had no issue. He was Sheriff
of Staffordshire, in 1547 and 1554. Dying
s. p. the estates of Norbury passed to his
nephew,

Thomas Fitz-Herbert, of Norbury, who
m. Elizabeth, daughter of John Westley,
esq. of Mowbrick, in the county of Lancas-
ter, but dying without issue, was s. by his
brother,

Anthony Fitz-Herbert, of Norbury.
This gentleman m. Martha, daughter of
Thomas Austen, esq. of Oxley, in the county
of Stafford, and had issue,
John (Sir), his successor.
Helen.

Mary, m. to William Lewyn, of Nor-
folk.
Catharine, m. to John Melward, fifth
son of Sir Thomas Melward, knt.



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Anne, in. to Richard Congreve, esq. of

Stretton, in Staffordshire.
Elizabeth, m. to Sir John Fitz-Herbert,
knt. of Tessington.
Mr. Fitz-Herbert d. in 1613, and was s. by
liis son,

Sir John Fitz-Herber t, knt. of Nor-
bury, who in. in 1631, Dorothy, daughter
of John Harpur, esq. of Bredsall, but had no
issue. Sir John was appointed colonel of
dragoons, in the king's service, 16th Decem-
ber, 1642. He d. at Lichfield, 13th January,
1649, and was s. in the estates of Norbury
by his cousin, (refer to William, third son
of Sir Anthony Fitz-Herbert, the Judge).

William Fitz-Herbert, esq. third lord
of Swiwi-.rton. This gentleman m. Anne,
daughter of Sir Bazil Brooke, knt. of Made-
ley, in Staffordshire, and had issue,
Bazil, his successor.
Thomas, of Shercock, in Ireland, the
presumed ancestor of the Fitz-Her-
berts of that kingdom.

William, )

„ . > both d. young.

Francis, i jo

Edward.

John.

Anthony.

Mary, m. to John Gower, esq. of Col-

mers,
Frances, in. to John Gifford, esq. of

Chillington.
Bridgett, m. to Bazill Bartlett, esq. of

Castle Morton, in Worcestershire.
Anne.
Mr. Fitz-Herbert, who was named, in 1660,
amongst the intended knights of the royal
oak, was s. by his eldest sou,

Bazil Fitz-Herbert, esq. of Norbury
and Swtnnerton, who espoused Jane,
daughter and heir of John Cotton, esq. of
Gedding Abbots, in the county of Hunting-
don, and of Boscobel and White Ladies, in
Shropshire, by whom he had issue,
William, his successor.
Bazill.

Winifred - Dorothy, m, in 1691, to
Charles Eyston, esq. of East Hendred
in Berkshire.
Mr. Fitz-Herbert was s. at his decease by
his elder son,

William F'itz-Herbert, esq. of Norbun
and Swinnerton. This gentleman in. in 1679,
Elizabeth, only daughter and heir of Robert
Owen, esq. ofWeppra, in the county of Flint,
and grandaughter of Dr. John Owen, Bishop
of St. Asaph, and had issue,
I.



Thomas, his successor.

Bazil.

Robert.

Jane, /;/. in 1697, to Richard Massey,
esq. of Rixton, in the county of Lan-
caster.
Winifred.
Catherine.
Mary.
Mr. Fitz-Herbert was s. by his eldest son,

Thomas Fitz-Herbert, esq. of Norbury,
and Swinnerton, who in. in 1713, Constantia,
younger daughter and co-heir of Sir George
Southcote, hart, of Bl\ thhorougli, in the
county of Lincoln, and had issue,
Thomas, his heir.

Mary, m. to Thomas, younger son of
Humphry Weld, esq. of Luhvorth
Castle, in the county of Dorset, and
d. 8th October, 1766.
Catharine, in. to Robert Berkeley, esq.
of Spetchley, in the county of Wor-
cester, and d. s. p.
Frances.
Constantia.
Mr. Fitz-Herbert d. in 1765, and was s. by
his son,

Thomas Fitz-Herbert, esq. of Norbury,
and Swinnerton. This gentleman espoused,
first, in 1737, Elizabeth, daughter and co-
heir of Anthony Meaborne, esq. of Ponlop,
in the county of Durham, but had no issue.
He m. secondly, in 1743, Mary-Theresa,
dau. of Sir Robert Throckmorton, bart. and
had five sons and eight daughters, viz.

1. Thomas, his successor.

2. Bazil, who s. his brother.

3. William, b. 26th October, 1758, as-
sumed by sign manual, 3rd June, 1783,
the surname and arms of Brock-
holes, in compliance with the testa-
mentary injunction of Joseph Brock-
holes, esq. of Claughton Hall, in the
county of Lancaster. He in. 20th
June, 1791, Mary, eldest daughter
and co-heir of James Windsor-Hene-
age, esq. of Cadeby, in the county of
Lincoln, and of Gatcombe, in the Isle
of Wight, and dying in July, 1817,
left issue,

Thomas -Fitz-Herbert Bkock-
holes, of Claughton Hall, b. in
1800.

Francis Brockholes, b. in 1802.

Charh a Brockholes.

Frances Brockholes.

Mary-Anne Brockholes.
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FITZ-HERBERT, OF NORBURY AND SWINNERTON.



4. Edward, d. before 5th June, 1778.

5. Robert, d. 3rd December, 1802, un-
married.

6. Mary, a professed nun, at Paris.

7. Constantia, m. first, 8tb August, 1768,
Joseph Brockholes, esq. of Claugh-
ton Hall, and secondly, to Philip
Saltmarsh, esq. whom she survived,
and died at Bath, in March, 1813,
without issue.

8. Barbara, m. first, to George Fas-
burgh, esq. of Bodney, by whom
she had no issue ; she espoused se-
condly, George Crathorne, esq. of
Crathorne, in the county of York,
and had a daughter, Mary- Anne-Ro-
salia. She d. at Florence, in 1808.

9. Catherine, d. in 1800, unmarried.

10. Charlotte, m. to Sir Thomas Gage,
bart. and d. in i790.

11. Anne, d. unmarried in 1811.

12. Teresa, m. to Thomas Hornyold,
esq. of Blackmore Park, in the county
of Worcester, and d. in 1815.

13. Lucy, m. to James Dormer, esq.
and d. in 1816.

Mr. Fitz-Herbert d. 3rd October, 1778, and
was s. by his eldest son,

Thomas Fitz-Herbert, esq. of Norbury,
and of Swinnerton, b. 30th August, 1746, m.
in 1778, Mary-Anne,* youngest daughter of



* This is the celebrated Mrs. Fitz-Herbert.



Walter Smythe, esq. of Bambridge, in the
county of Hants, niece of Sir Edward Smythe,
esq. of Acton-Burnell, bart. and widow of
Edward Weld, esq. of Lulworth Castle, but
d. without issue, at Nice, 7th May, 1781.
He was s. by his brother,

Bazil Fitz-Herbert, esq. of Norbury,
and Swinnerton. This gentleman espoused
Elizabeth, youngest daughter and co-heir of
James Windsor-Heneage, esq. of Cadeby,
in the county of Lincoln, and of Gatcombe,
in the Isle of Wight, by whom he had (with
one daughter, Elizabeth, who d. unmarried,
in 1812) five sons, viz.

Thomas, present proprietor.

Bazil, b. 2nd July, 1790, d.

John, b. 2nd September, 1792.
George, b. 30th July, 1793.
Francis, b. 21st June, 1796 ; m. 28th July,
1828, Maria-Teresa, dau. of John Vin-
cent-Gandolfi, esq. of East Sheen, in
Surrey, by Teresa, dau. of Thomas
Hornyold, of Blackmore Park, and
his wife, Teresa Fitz-Herbert.
Mr. Fitz-Herbert d. 20th May, 1797, and
was s. by his eldest son, the present Thomas
Fitz-Herbert, esq. of Norbury.

Arms — Ar. a chief vaire, or and gules,
over all a bend sa.

Crest — A dexter arm, armed and gauntlet
ppr.

Motto — Ungje serviray.

Seat — Swinnerton, in the county of Stafford.



GORE, OF PORKINGTON.

GORE-ORMSBY, WILLIAM, esq. of Porkington, in the county of Salop, in. in

1815, Mary- Jane, only daughter and heiress of Owen
Ormsby, esq. of Willowbrook, in the county of Sligo,
and Porkington, in Shropshire, upon which occasion he
assumed by sign manual, the additional surname and arms
of Ormsby. By this lady he has issue,




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7




John-Ralph, b. 3rd June, 1816.

William-Richard.

Owen-Arthur.

Mio-Fanny.

Harriet-Selina.

Mr. Ormsby-Gore succeeded his father in 1815. In
1806, he represented the county of Leitrim in parliament,
and was returned for Carnarvon in 1830.



GORE, OF PORKINGTON.



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Hmcacic.



This family derives from a common an-
cestor with the noble house of Gore, Earls
of Arran in Ireland, and the Earls of Ross,
and Barons Annaly (now extinct).

John Gore, of London, and East Ham, in
Essex, left a son,

Gerard Gore, an alderman of the city
of London, who m. Helen, daughter of John
Davenant, of Davenant land, in the county
of Essex, and dying in December, 1607, at
the advanced age of ninety-one, left issue
eight sons, of whom,

Richard (the eldest), was M.P. for
London in 1602. He d. leaving seven
daughters.
John (Sir), the fourth son, was Lord
Mayor of London in 1624, and from
him the present Willi am Gore-Lang-
ton, esq. derives.
Ralph (the seventh son), of Southall,
Middlesex, m. Agnes, daughter and
heir of Richard Young, esq. and wi-
dow of Christopher Meyrick, of Nor-
cott, esq. and dying in 1637, was s.
by his son,

Sir John Gore, of Sacombe, Herts.
This gentleman m. Catherine,
daughter of Sir John Botiler,
K.B. of Woodhall, Hertford-
shire, and dying in 1697, was *.
by his son,

Ralph Gore (the second of
the family settled in Ireland),
who m. Hannah, daughter
of Sir William Gore, hart,
custos rotulorum of the
county of Leitrim, and was
*. at his decease in 1721 by
his son,
William Gore, M.P. for
Kilkenny, m. Dorothy,
daughter of Isaac Man-
ly, esq. postmaster-ge-
neral of Ireland, and
dying in 1747, was s. by
his son,
Ralph GoRE,ofBar-
rowmount, in the
county of Kilken-
ny, M.P. for Kil-
kenny, in. Eliza-
beth, dan. and heir
of Henry Gorges,
esq. of Somerseat,



in the county of
Londonderry, and
Left at his decease,
in 1778, an only
daughter and heir,
Frances- Jane-
Go RGESGo RE,

who m. Wil-
liam Gore,esq.
and was mo-
ther of the pre-
sentMr.Orms-
by Gore.
Paul (Sir), the eighth son, of whom pre-
sently.
The youngest son,

Sir Paul Gore, went over to Ireland as
captain of a troop of horse, in the reign of
Elizabeth, and eventually settled there. In
November, 1602, Captain Gore was deputed
by the Lord-Deputy Mountjoy to convey
her Majesty's protection to Rory O'Donnell,
who had sued to be admitted to the Queen's
favour, and to bring him to the Deputy then
in Conn aught, which mission he executed
successfully, and conducting O'Donnell to
Athlone, the chieftain made his submission
there to Elizabeth, and was created the next
year Earl of Tyrconnel. For this and other
services, Sir Paul was rewarded by a grant
from the crown of the barony of Boylagh
and Bannagh, in the county of Donegal],
which he enjoyed for some years, until King
James I. granted the same estate to the
Earl of Annandale, and in lieu thereof con-
ferred upon Sir Paul Gore a much inferior
property upon the plantation of Ulster, viz.
one thousand three hundred and forty-eight
acres of forfeited lands, called Maghera-
begg, in the same county, to hold the same
for ever at the annual rent of £10 16*. which
estate was erected into a manor, under the
designation of Manor-Gore. In the parlia-
ment, which met 18th May, 1618, he was
returned for Bally shannon, and was created
a baronet of Ireland 2nd February, 1622.
He m. Isabella, daughter of Francis Wick-
litfe, and niece of the Earl of Stratford,
Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, by whom he had,
with other issue,

1{ \i.ph (Sir), bait, ancestor of the Earls
of Ross (now extinct), and of the pre-
sent Sir Ralph Gore, bart.
and



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GORE, OF PORKINGTON.



Sir Arthur Gore (second son), who set-
tled at Newtown-Gore, in the county of
Mayo, and was created a baronet 10th April,
1662. In 1666 he had a grant of the lands
of Newtown, with the creation of the whole
into the manor of Castle-Gore. Sir Arthur
7)i. Eleanor, daughter of Sir George St.
George, bart. of Carrick, in the county of
Leitrim, and had, with other issue,

1 . Paul, ancestor of the Earls of Arran,
d. vita patris.

2. Arthur.

3. William, of whom presently.

4. George, ancestor of the Lords An-
nally, now extinct.

The third son,

William Gore, esq. of Woodford, in the
county of Leitrim, represented that county
in parliament. He m. Catherine, daughter
of Sir Thomas Newcomen, bart. of the county
of Longford, and had issue,

1. William, his successor.

2. Robert, who m. Letitia, daughter of
Henry Brooke, esq. of Colebrooke, in
the county of Fermanagh, and left,
at his decease, in 1767, a son,

William, who succeeded his uncle.

3. Sarah, m. to Sir Arthur Newcomen,
bart. of Mosstown.

Mr. Gore d. in 1729, and was s. by his elder
son,

William Gore, esq. of Woodford, M.P.
for the county of Leitrim, who m. in 1733,
Sarah, youngest sister of John, Earl of Darn-
ley, and had an only son, William, who d.
young. Mr. Gore d. in 1769, and thus leaving
no legitimate issue, was s. by his nephew,

William Gore, esq. M.P. for the county
of Leitrim, b. in 1744. This gentleman m.
Frances-Jane-Gorges Gore, only daughter
and heir of Ralph Gore, esq. of Barrow-
mount, M.P. for Kilkenny, and widow of
Sir Haydocke Evans Morres, bart. and
dying in 1815, left a son,

William, the present proprietor.

FAMILIES OF OWEN AND ORMSBY.

Meyrick, son of Llewellyn, lineally des-
cended from Hwfa ap Gyndellw, one -of the
fifteen patriarchs of North Wales, m. Mar-
garet, daughter of Evan Vychan, son of
Evan ap Adam, of Moyston, and left a son,

John ap Meyrick, who m. Ankaret,
daughter of Griffith ap Howell, ap David,
ap Meredith, and left a son,

Robert ap John, who espoused Gweu-



hwyvan, daughter of William ap Meredith
ap Rys, and was s. by his son,

Owen ap Robert, of Bodsilin. This gen-
tleman m. Ankaret, daughter and heir of
David ap William, ap Griffith, ap Robyn,
esq. and left a son,

John Owen, esq. secretary to Lord Wal-
singham, who m. Ellen, daughter and heir
of William-Wynne Maurice, esq. of Clen-
neney, by whom (who espoused, secondly,
Hon. Sir Francis Eure, younger son of
William Lord Eure, and d. in 1626) he had
a son and successor,

Sir John Owen,* knt. of Clenneney, a
colonel in the army, and vice admiral of
North Wales. This gentleman espoused
Jennet, (laughter of Griffith Vaughan, esq.
of Corsygedol, and was, in 1666, s. by his
son,

William Owen, esq. of Porkington, in
the county of Salop, M.P. who m. Katherine,
only child of Lewis Anwyll, esq. of Parke,
in the county of Merioneth, and dying in
1677-8, left a son,

* In the church of Penmorva, in the county of
Carnarvon, is the following monumental in-
scription to the memory of this gentleman :
M.S.
.TOHANNIS OWEN
de Clenenney in Co: Carnarvon Militis,
Viri
in patriam amoris ardentissimi, in
Regem(Beatissumum Martyrem Carolina primum)

indubitatn? fidelitatis clari,

qui ad Sacro Sanctam Majestatem a perduellionum

rabie eripiendam, Summa pericula, lubentissime

obierit,

Hostium copias non semel fudit, ac fregit,

Religionem vindicavit :

Donee infelici sorte in perditissimorum hominum

manus

Regali jam Sanguine imbutas

incident Dux pra*stantissimus ;

Unde Supplex sese obsessum redimerat,

Nisi quod Heroi consummatissimo

famajplus.quam vita?, sollicito, tale Xu^ovdisplicuit.

collo igitur imperterrite oblato,

Securis aciem retudit divina vis,

Volucrisq: fati tardavitalas, donee senex laatissimus

Carolum secundum et sibi et suis restitutum viderat.

Anno Domini 1666, et /Etatis suae 66, placide

expiravit,

Atq: hie cum charissima conjuge Jonetta filia

Griffini Vaughan de Corsygedol Ann :

in pace requiescit.

ELENA OWEN

gratitudinis et pietatis ergo

Avo Aviasq. B. M. pos.



GORE, OF PORKIXGTON.



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Sir Robert Owen, knt. of Porkington
and Oenneney, M.P. This gentleman m.
Margaret, daughter and heir of Owen
Wynne, esq. of Glynn, in the county of



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