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cease, in 1655, hy his grandson,

John Parker, esq. who m. Jane, daugh-
ter of Henry Foster, esq. of the county of
Southampton, and relict of Colonel Francis
Malham, a cavalier officer, by whom he had

i. Robert, his successor,
n. Mary, m. first, to Benjamin Wad-
dington, esq. of Allerton Gledow, in
the county of York ; and secondly,
to Richard Assheton, esq. second son
of Sir Ralph Assheton, of Middleton,
in the county of Lancaster, by which
latter husband she had a son,

Sir Ralph Assheton, bart. who
left two daughters, his co-heirs,

1. Mary, m. to Harbord, first
Lord Suffield, and had, with
three daughters, two sons,

William-Assheton, se-
cond Lord Suffield.

Edward, present Lord
Suffield, (see Burke s

2. Eleanor, m. in 1769, to Sir
Thomas Egerton, first Earl
of Wilton, by whom she left
an only surviving child,

Eleanor, m. in 1794, to
Robert, present Mar-



quia of Westminster,
and has, with other


Thomas, present Earl
OF Wilton.
in. Elizabeth, /«. to Thomas Lister, esq.
of Vrnoldsbiggin, in tlie county of
York, and had a son,

Thomas LlSTER, esq. of Arnolds-
biggin, who had, with other issue,

1. Thomas, of Gisburne Park,
grandfather of Thomas, pre-
sent Lord Ribblesdale.

2. Nathaniel, of Armitage
Park, great grandfather of
the present Thomas-Hf.nry
Lister, esq. of Armitage
Park (see that article).

IV. Jane, m. to Edward Parker, esq. of
Browsholme, in the county of York.

The only son,

Robert Parker, esq. was sheriff of Lan-
cashire in 1710. He m. Elizabeth, daughter
and co-heir of Christopher Banastre, esq. of
Bank, in the county of Lancaster, by whom
he had a very numerous family. He d. in
17 IS, leaving a son and successor,

Banastre Parker, esq. who, in 1719,
transferred the family seat from Extwistle
to Cuerden Hall, to which he had succeeded
in right of his mother, the co-heiress of
Christopher Banastre, esq. of Bank, in the
county of Lancaster. He m. Anne, daugh-
ter and co-heiress of William Clayton, esq.
of Fulwood, in the same shire, member for
Liverpool in many parliaments, and was s.
at his decease, in 1738, by his eldest son,

Robert Parker, esq. b. in 1727, who m.
Anne, only daughter and sole heiress of
Thomas Townley, esq. of Royle, in the

county of Lancaster, by whom he left issue,
two sons and a daughter, viz.
Banastre, his successor.
Thomas-Towni.ey, who inherited from

his brother.
Anne, m. to Richard (Crosse) Legh,esq.
of Shaw Hall in the county of Lancas-
ter, and of Adlington, in the county
of Chester.
Mr. Parker, d. in 1779, and was *. by his
elder son,

Banastre Parker, esq. who m. Anne,
daughter of William llulton, esq. of Hulton
Park, in the county of Lancaster, but dying
s. />. in 17NN, was s. by his brother,

Thomas-Townley Parker, esq. who m.
Susannah, only daughter and sole heiress of
Peter Brooke, esq. of Astley, in the county
of Lancaster, by whom (who re-married Sir
Henry P. Hogiiton, bait.) he had issue,
Robert-Townley, present proprietor.
Susan, m. to Francis-Richard Price,
esq. of Bryn-y-Pys, in the county of
Anne, m. to John Baskervyle Glegg,
esq. of Withington, in the county of
Mr. Parker served the office of sheriff of
Lancashire, in 1793, and dying the same
year, was s. by his only son, RoBERT-ToWN-
i.e y Parker, esq. now representative of the

Arms — Gu. a chevron between three
leopards' heads or, in the mouth of each an
arrow fesseways, arg.

Crest— A buck trippant ppr. transpierced
through the body with an arrow paleway,
point downwards, arg.

Estates— In the county of Lancaster.
Seat— Cuerden Hall, near Preston.



ROUS, THOMAS-BATES, esq. of Courtyrala, in the county of Glamorgan, b. 14th

January, 1783, m, 11th May, 1811, Charlotte, daughter
of Sir Robert Salusbury, of Llamvern, in the county of
Monmouth, and has issue,

George-Grey, b. 3rd January, 1818.

Frances- Anne.

This gentleman succeeded to the Welsh estates of his uncle
Robert Rous, esq. in 1806.


This family resided, and was possessed of
extensive property and influence, in the
West of England for many centuries. It
derives its origin from

Radulphus le Rufus, a Norman knight
in the train of the Conqueror.*

Radulphus le Rufus, his son and heir,
to. the daughter of Asceline de Yvery, a
powerful baron in the reigns of William II.
and Henry I. and had, with other issue,

William le Rufus, one of the justices

itinerant of the counties of Wilts, Dorset,

Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, temp.

Henry II. and sheriff of Devonshire in the

21st and 23rd years of the same reign, who

was s. by his son,

Sir Radulphus le Rufus, knt. whose son,

William le Rous, flourished in the reign
of Henry III. and left a son and successor,

Sir Ralph le Rous, knt. lord of Little
Modbury, in Devonshire, living temp. Ed-
ward I. By his wife, Alice, Sir Ralph left
issue a son,

John le Rous, who was himself s. by

his son,

William le Rous, who to. Joan, daughter
of Sir Richard Speccott, of Speccott, in the
county of Devon, and was s. by his son,

* Roll of Battel Abbey, see Burkes Extinct

Ralph le Rous, who to. Joan, daughter
of Robert Godnesford, and had issue,

Ralph, whose only daughter conveyed
by marriage the manor and lands of
Little Modbury to the Dymocks, from
whom that estate passed by entail to
Lord Bonville, and thence to Henry
Grey, Duke of Suffolk.
The second son,

Sir Robert le Rous, knight-banneret,
upon whom the continuation of the male
line devolved, distinguished himself under
Edward the Blacfe $rtlt«, in the wars
with France and Spain, as a valiant soldier
and a skilful captain. Sir Robert, who was
governor of Cherbourg temp. Richard II.
was s. at his decease by his son,

William le Rous, who to. Alice, daugh-
ter and heiress of Thomas Edmerston, of
Edmerston, and had two sons,
William, his successor.
Robert, who d. s. p.

The elder,

William le Rous, inherited his mother's
lands of Edmerston, and to. Margaret,
daughter of William Lower, of the county
of Cornwall. He was s. at his decease by
his son,

John Rous, who m. Isabel, daughter of



Henry Drewe, of Modbury, and was living
at Edmerstone in 1464. His son and suc-

William Rous, of Edmeratone, m. Sibyll,
daughter of V\ illiam Fowel, of Fowels-, Devon, and was s. by his son,

ROGER Rots, of Edmerstone, who es-
poused Julian, daughter of William Hill, of
Penguite and Fleet, in Cornwall, and even-
tually co-heiress of her brother, John Hill,
and had issue,

Richard, his successor.
John, who inherited from his mother
Halton, and other lands in Cornwall,
but dying s. p bequeathed those es-
tates to his nephew, Sir Anthony
Rous, of Edmerstone.

The elder son,

Richard Rous, of Edmerstone, m. Elea-
nor, daughter of Sir Edmund Mervyn, of
Fonthill, Wilts, one of the judges of the
common pleas, and had, with two other sons,
Sir Anthony Rots, of Edmerstone, his
successor, who inherited his father's estates
in Devonshire, as well as Halton, and the
other landed possessions of his uncle, John
Rous. Sir Anthony was a man of great
parts and virtues. He was twice sheriff of
Cornwall, in the 19th and 42nd of Queen
Elizabeth, was one of the burgesses re-
turned to serve in parliament for East Looe
in the 27th year of that reign ; and in the
1st of King James I. was one of the knights
of the shire for Cornwall. He m. first, Eli-
zabeth, daughter of Thomas Southcote, esq.
co-heir of her mother, a Miss Barnhouse,
by whom he had issue,

1. Ambrose, one of the representatives
of Launceston in the first parliament
of King James I. He m. Magdalen,
daughter of Peter Osborne, esq. of
Chicksands, in the county of Bed-
ford, by whom he left at his decease,
vita patris, 23rd July, 1620, a nume-
rous family, the eldest of which,
William, s. his grandfather.
'.'. Robert, who espoused Jane, daugh-
ter of Alexander Pym, esq. and niece
of the celebrated John Pym, by
whom he had a son,

Anthony, M.P. for the county of
Cornwall in 1653 and 1656, who
m. Mary, daughter of William
Bradshaw, esq. of the county of
Lancaster, and had. with other

Francis, of Wootton Unde-
ridge, of whom hereafter, as
( ontinuator of the line.

3. Richard.

4. Francis, who resided at Lanrake, in
Cornwall, and was member for Truro
in the 1st year of CHARLES I. for
Tregony in the 3rd, and again for
Truro in the 15th and 16th of that
reign. After the death of the king,
he was knight of the sliire for Devon,
and speaker of the short parliament,
and, in the following year, appointed
one of Cromwell's lords. He was
also provost of Eton college. He d.
in the lifetime of the Protector,
and was honoured with public obse-

5. Arthur.

* The following account of his funeral and dia-
meter is taken from the Mercurius Politicus, a
newspaper of the day: — " Monday, the 24th,
being the day appointed for the interment of the
corpse of the Right Hon. Francis, Lord Rouse, it
was performed in this manner: the lords of his
Highness's privy council met at his house at Ac-
ton, as also divers of the commissioners of the
admiralty, and of the officers of the army, with
many other persons of honour and quality. His
Highness was also pleased to send several of his
gentlemen in coaches with six horses to be pre-
sent at the solemnity; three heralds likewise, or
officers at arms, gave their attendance. The corpse
was placed in a carriage, covered with a pall of
black velvet, adorned with escocheons, and drawn
with six horses in mourning furniture. The lords
of the council followed it, and the rest, in their
order towards Eaton college, by Windsor, where
the deceased lord, having been provost, desired he
mio-ht be interred. A sermon was preached after
the burial by Mr. Oxenbridge, one of the fellows,
and so the ceremony ended. He needs no monu-
ment besides his own printed works to convey his
name to posterity ; the other works of his life may
be termed works of charity, wherein he was most
exemplary, as the poor in many parts now with
tears will tell you. He chose to lay his bones in
his college, because the society had his heart,
being men of the same Christian temper with
himself; and in his testament he prayed that God
would please to continue it (as it is) a famous
nursery of piety and learning. I shall add no
more but this, that his death was an extraordinary
loss to his Highness and good men in particular,
and the whole nation in general."' Other his-
torians (Clarendon, Wood, &c.) give, however, a
very difleient chancier of this personage.



6. Elizabeth, m. to John Northcote, esq. j
Sir Anthony espoused, secondly, Philippa,
daughter of Humphrey Coles, esq. ; and,
thirdly, Susan, daughter of Sir Lewis Pol-
lard, one of the justices of the common
pleas, and widow of John Copleston, esq. of
Coppleston, in the county of Devon. He
d. in 1622, at a very advanced age, and was
s. by his grandson,

William Rous, esq. of Halton, M.P. for
Truro in the 1st parliament of Charles I.
who m. Mary, eldest daughter of Richard,
Lord Robartes, of Truro, and sister to John,
Earl of Radnor, by whom he had issue,

Richard, his successor.

Charles, who d. s. p.

Elizabeth, of whom presently, as
heiress of her brother.
William Rous was s. by his son,

Richard Rous, esq. of Halton, M.P. for
Bossiney 13th Charles II. who m. Mary,
daughter of — Clarke, esq. (into whose fa-
mily Halton eventually passed), but dying
s. p. was s. by his only sister,

Elizabeth Rous, who espoused her cousin,
Francis Rous, esq. of Wootton Unde-
ridge, in the county of Gloucester, (refer to
issue of Robert, second son of Sir An-
thony Rous, knt.) and had issue a son,

Thomas Rous, esq. who settled at Pierce-
field, in Monmouthshire, and marrying Jane,
daughter of — Hoskins, esq. of the county
of Gloucester, had (with three daughters,
the eldest m. to Thomas Costar, esq. of
Redbroke, Gloucestershire ; the second to
the Rev. Dr. Bentham, canon of Christ-
church, Oxford ; and the youngest to J.
Mecrop, esq. of London) three sons, viz.

William, who predeceased his father

s. p.
Thomas, who s. to the estates.

Mr. Rous d. in 1737, and was s. by his eldest
surviving son,

Thomas Rous, esq. of Pierceneld, (an
estate he subsequently sold to the family of
Morris). This gentleman espoused Mary,

daughter of Thomas Bates, esq. of North-
umberland, and had issue,

William, d. unmarried.

Thomas-Bates, his successor.

George, successor to his brother.

Robert, of Courtyrala, in the county of
Glamorgan, high sheriff for that shire,
who d. unmarried, and was s. in his
estates by his nephew, Thomas-Bates
Rous, esq.

> both d. unmarried.
Jane, )

Anna-Maria, m. to Henry Peter, esq.

of Harlyn, in the county of Cornwall.

The eldest surviving son,

Thomas-Bates Rous, esq. of Moor Park,
in the county of Herts, who for many years
was member for the city of Worcester in
parliament, dying without issue, in 1800,
the representation of the family devolved
upon his next bi'other,

George Rous, esq. of Bedford-square,
London, an eminent barrister, counsel to
the East India Company, and for several
years M.P. for the borough of Shaftes-
bury. This gentleman (who sold Moor Park)
m. Charlotte, daughter of the Rev. Dr.
Thomas, dean of Ely, and master of Christ
church, Cambridge, by whom he had

George, in holy orders, rector of La-

verton, in the county of Somerset,

who m. Jane, daughter of Richard

Newcome, esq. of Burcott, in the

same shire.

The elder son, Thomas-Bates Rous, esq.

inherited, in 1806, the Welsh estates of his

uncle Robert, and is now the representative

of this ancient family.

Arms — Or an eagle displayed az. pruning
his wing, with feet and bill gu.

Crest — A dove arg.
Motto — Vescitur Christo.
Estates — Chiefly in Glamorganshire.
Seat — Courtyrala, near Cardiff, Glamor-



WALL, SAMUEL, esq. of Worthy Park, in the county of Hants, b. 29th May, 1775,
«jj m. 24th October, 1812, Eliza, daughter and co-heiress of

the late John Binns, esq. banker at Leeds, by whom he has
had issue,

John-Binns, b. 3rd August, 1813.

Alfred-Ellis, b. 18th August, 1817, and <l. 24th April, 1821.

George-Alfred Ellis, b. 10th December, 1824.


Frances-Millicent, d. 7th May, 1821.

This g-entleman, who is lieutenant colonel of the Worcester
Local Militia, and a deputy lieutenant, and magistrate for
the counties of Hants, Worcester, and Hereford, served
the office of sheriff for Worcestershire, in 1818.


The present proprietor of Worthy Park
is the second son of the late

Samuel Wall, esq. banker, of Worcester,
by his wife, Millicent, daughter of the late
William Ellis, esq. of the same city, and by the
demise, issueless, of her only brother, John
Ellis, esq. of Claines, inheritor of several
valuable estates in Worcestershire and He-

Arms— Per fesse, or and az. a fesse bat-
tellee, counter battellee between three fleurs-
de-lis, all counterchanged. Bearing an es-
cutcheon of pretence, the ensigns of Binns,
viz. az. a falcon volant or.

Crest — Out of a mural coronet or, a demi-
wolf arg. charged on the neck with a fesse
embattled, counter embattled gu.

Motto — Firm.

Estates — At Claines, Worcestershire ;
and manor and estates of Cradley, near
Whelbourne, Herefordshire ; which posses-
sions have been for a long period enjoyed
by the family. The mansion, and Hamp-
shire estates, were purchased from Admiral
Sir Charles Ogle, bart. in the year 1825.

Seat — Worthy Park, near Winchester.



FLOOD, JOHN, esq. of Flood Hall, in the county of Kilkenny, m. Miss Saurin,
daughter of the Right Honorable William Saurin, late attorney general in Ireland, but
has no issue.


The Floods possess three estates in the
county of Kilkenny — Flood Hall, Farmley,
and Paulstown Castle ; and it is assumed,
that they descend from Sir Thomas Fludd,
knt. treasurer to Queen Elizabeth.

Francis Flood, esq. espoused Miss War-
den, of the county of Kilkenny, by whom he
had seven sons and a daughter, viz.
i. Warden, his successor.
II. John, who to. Jane, only daughter and
heiress of — Crompton, esq. of the
county of Kilkenny, and had two sons,
John, of Flood Hall.
Frederick, of Newton Ormonde,
in the county of Kilkenny, and
of Banna Lodge, in Wexford-
shire, custos rotulorum of the
latter county. This gentleman
was created a baronet on the 3rd
June, 1780, was a member of the
Irish parliament, and, subse-
quently, of the Imperial Parlia-
ment. Sir Frederick Flood m.
first, Lady Juliana Annesley,
daughter of the Earl of Angle-
sey, by whom (who d. in 1774)
he had no issue. He espoused,
secondly, Frances, daughter of

the Right Hon. Sir Henry Ca-
vendish, hart., and had (with a
younger daughter, the wife of the
Rev. Mr. St. George)

Frances, who m. first, Richard
Solly, esq. and had issue,

1. Frederick Solly, who
assumed, by sign ma-
nual, in 1818, the addi-
tional surname and arms
of Flood.

2. Frances Solly.

3. Jane Solly.

Mrs. Solly espoused, se-
condly, John Harward Jes-
sop, esq. of Doory Hall, in
the county of Longford, and
had two other sons and a
daughter, viz.
John Jessop.
Francis Jessop.
Elizabeth Jessop.
At the decease of Sir Frederick
Flood, the baronetcy became ex-
ill. Charles, of Ballynock, in the county

of Kilkenny, d. unmarried, in 1780.
iv. Henry, in holy orders, d. s. p.
v. George, of Kilkenny, in holy orders,
D.D. rector of Rathdonny, Queen's
county, d. in 1770, leaving issue,
vi. Francis, of Paulstown Castle, in the
county of Kilkenny, who m, Miss
Hatton, daughter of Colonel Hatton,*
M.P. by his wife, Lady Anne Gore,
daughter of Arthur, Earl of Arran,
and had issue,

* The family of Hatton, which derives its sur-
name from the lordship of Hatton, in Cheshire,
has maintained, ever since its settlement in Ire-
land, a leading influence in the county of Wex-
ford. It immediately derives from the celebrated
Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor
or England.



Warden, LL.D., judge of the high
court of admiralty in Ireland, t.
his father at Paulstown Castle.
He in. Miss Donovan, sister of
General O'Donovan, of the comi-
ty of Cork, and aunt to Sir ^\ il-
liara Wrixon Becher, bart. by
whom he had issue,

1. WARDEN, who predeceased

liis father.
•2. Henry, of Paulstowu
Castle, author of several
political essays, who in. the
daughter of the present Lord
Aldborough. and has issue,

3. Francis, a captain in the
army, killed in action.

4. Donovan, who in. Miss
Viegneau, a lady of French
extraction, and left issue,

Warden, a captain in the
51st (king's own) light


5. Marianne, Avho inherited
considerable property, m.
the Rev. Stuart Hamilton,
of Tyrone, second cousin to
the Marquess of Abercorn,
but d. s. p.

Hatton, a colonel in the 1st dra-
goon guards, d. unmarried.

Francis, a major in the army, who
had issue,

1. John, of Viewmount, in the
county of Kilkenny, clerk
of the peace for that shire,
m. Miss Brushe, great gran-
daughter of Dr. Maude,
bishop of Meath, and has




Elizabeth, in. to Captain

Stoyte, of the 24th.

2. Anne, in. to the late Dr.
Reed, of the county of Car-

\n. Richaxd, it. unmarried.

mil Anne, IB. to Dr. Henry Candler,
archdeacon of Ossory, and rector of

The eldest son,

The Right Hon. Warden Flood, of
Flood Hall, was chief justice of the court of
King's Bench in Ireland. His lordship
espoused Miss Whiteside, and dying in 1764,
was s. by his son,

The Right Honorable
Henry Flood, of Farmley, in the county
of Kilkenny. This eminent person, so cele-
brated in the eventful history of his native
country, was born in 1732, and educated
at Trinity College, Dublin, and at Christ
Church, Oxford. In the latter university
under the care of Mr. Markham, afterwards
archbishop of York. In 1759, Mr. Flood
obtained a seat in the Irish House of Com-
mons, but during that session took no part
in its debates. In 1761, he was re-elected,
and became almost immediately afterwards
leader of the opposition. The repeal of
Poyning's law* first engaged his great
powers, and he ultimately succeeded in
having the obnoxious clauses of that statute
abrogated. His next patriotic effort was
the introduction of a bill for limiting the
duration of parliaments, which had previ-
ously subsisted in Ireland, for the life of the
king. This measure he advocated in vain
in the administrations of the lords lieute-
nant, Northumberland and Hertford; but
his perseverance and eloquence eventually
triumphed, and the Octennial Bill passed
into a law under the government of Lord
Townshend. This was the first victory of
importance achieved by the friends of free-
dom in Ireland : — within a very short period
the glorious and bloodless revolution of
1782 followed. In 1775, Mr. Flood was
sworn of the Privy Council in both king-
doms, and constituted Vice Treasurer of
Ireland. In 1781, the Spirit of Liberty,
invigorated from the opposite shores of the
Atlantic, roused a feeling in Ireland which
concession alone could assuage. England
was embarrased, enfeebled, almost pros-
trate. Ireland was armed, united, and re-
solved ; Mr. Flood saw the crisis, and seized

* By a misconstruction of this statute, the Privy
Council of Ireland had assumed for more than a
century, authority similar to that formerly exercised
by the lords of articles in Scotland. By this
usurpation the parliament of Ireland was reduced
to • mere cypher.



it, — emancipating himself from the tram-
mels of office, he assailed the Minister in
the House of Commons, with all the vehe-
mence of his eloquence — all the weight of
his patriotism — all the energy of his cha-
racter — and demanded a restoration of his
country's rights. The government cower-
ing hefore its powerful assailant, and sensi-
ble of the instability of its position, relin-
quished, without procrastination, what could
no longer be retained without peril. The
patriots, Burgh and Grattan, flew across
the house upon this memorable occasion, and
embraced the orator, the former exclaiming,
" this is the man whose integrity the highest
office in the land could not warp." In 1785,
Mr. Flood was returned to the British House
of Commons, and continued a member until
the dissolution of that parliament. He died in
December, 1795. The history of his country,
should that history be ever written with im-
partiality, will do ample justice to the intre-
pidity, the disinterestedness, and patriotism
of this eminent man, and when it records
the illustrious characters which adorned the
close of the eighteenth century, it will place
upon its brightest page the immortal name
of Flood.

Amongst his contemporaries Henry
Flood enjoyed the most splendid reputa-
tion. " Here," said Mr. Curran, speaking
of him in a celebrated debate, " all the
wisdom of the state is collected, exploring
your weakness and your strength, detecting
every ambuscade, and pointing to the hidden
battery that was brought to bear upon the
shrine of freedom." Upon his resignation
of the treasureship, Mr. Montgomery " called
the attention of the house to a right honora-
ble gentleman (Mr. Flood), the best, the
most noble, the most indefatigable, the most
sincere, that had ever sacrificed private in-
terest to the advantage of his country." In
the debate that ensued, Mr. Flood rose and
spoke at considerable length, defending his
political conduct, and concluding with the
following characteristic sentiment ; " My
ambition has been when out of office not to
be factious, and when in office not to be

We cannot close this notice of Flood,
without alluding at least, to the personal
dispute which occurred between him and
his co-patriot, Henry Grattan. The dis-
cussion of Poyning's law first caused a mis-
understanding between these celebrated
persons, and a subsequent debate upon the

repeal of the 6th George I.* produced an
altercation between them, unparalled within
the walls of parliament, for vituperation,
bitterness, and personality. In 1782, Mr.

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