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of Francis Sturt, esq. of Alderwasley, in the
county of Derby, but had no further issue.
Dying 23rd June, 1827, the estates devolved
upon his only son, George Moore, esq.
now representative of the family.

Arms — Ermine three greyhounds cou-
rant, in pale, sa. collared gu. and on a can-
ton of the third, a lion of England.

Crest — A moorcock sa. gutte or, the beak,
com!), wattles and legs gu. the wings ex-
panded, holding in the beak a branch of
heatli ppr.

Motto — Non civiuin ardor.

Seat — Snarestone Lodge, Leicestershire.



MYDDLETON-WHARTON, ROBERT, esq. of Old Park, in the county of Dur-
ham, and of Grinkle Park, in Yorkshire, b. in 1760, in.
first, Miss Penelope Stainsby, and has issue,

Richard, b. in 1796, an officer in the army, m. Frances
Penelope, daughter of lieutenant colonel Watson.

Anne, in. to John Wilmerfield, esq. of Heaton Hall, in
the county of York, and d. in 1815.

Frances, m. to John Wilkinson, esq.

Elizabeth, m. to James R. Watson, esq.

Mr. Wharton-Myddleton espoused, secondly, Elizabeth
Sophia, daughter of Captain Pococke, of first regiment of
life guards, by whom he has further issue,




He s. to the family possessions upon the demise of his father, in 1794, and inheriting
the Bowlby estates' at the death of Sir Thomas Heron-Myddleton, hart, in 1801, he
assumed the surname of Myddleton, in pursuance of the will of his maternal grand-
uncle, Francis Myddleton, esq. of Offerton.


This family, which derived its surname
from " a fair lordship," situated upon the
river Eden, is of great antiquity in the north
of England. One of its members espoused
in the reign of King Edward I. the daughter
and heiress of — Hastings, and thereby ac-
quiring the lands of Croglin, in Cumberland
(which remained in the family until the de-
mise of Philip, Duke of Wharton, in 1731),
assumed her arms ; ensigns which still con-
tinue with their descendant, the present
Robert Wharton Myddleton, esq. The great-
great grandson of the heiress of Hastings,

HENRY Wharton, of Wharton, on the
banks of the Eden, living in 1409, possessed
of Croglin, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir
Thomas Musgrave, knt. of Harcla Castle,
in the county of Westmoreland, and had a
son and successor,

Thomas Wharton, of Wharton, who held

Croglin, and marrying the daughter of Sir

Robert Lowther, knt. of Lowther, had issue,

1. HENRY, of Wharton and Croglin,

who was grandfather of SlR Thomas

WHARTON, knt. Governor of the

town and castle of Carlisle, who, in

the 34th Hfary VIII. assisted by Sir

William Musgrave, at the head of

only three hundred men, gallantly

resisted an incursion of the Scots, put
them to the rout, and made prisoners
of the Earls of Cassilis andGlencairn,
with several other personages of note.
In two years afterwards he marched
into Scotland with the Lord Dacre,
and w-as at the taking of Dumfries ;
forwhich,and other eminent services,
he was summoned to parliament as
Baron Wharton, 30th January,
1545. The lineal descendant and re-
presentative of this eminent nobleman,
Philip Wharton, sixth Lord and
second Marquis of Wharton, was
created Duke of Wharton 20th
January, 1718. Of this, the ec-
centric, witty, and gifted Lord
Wharton, Walpole thus speaks,
" With attachment to no party,
though with talents to govern
any, this lively man changed the
free air of Westminster for the
escurial ; the prospect of King
George's Garter for the Pre-
tender's ; and, with indifference
to all religion, the frolic lord,
who had written the ballad on
the Yrchbishop of Canterbury,
died in the habit of a capuchin.



His Grace,who hadbeen attainted
for joining the Chevalier, d.
in 1731, when all his honours,
save the Barony of Wharton,
independently of the attainder,
became extinct (See Burke's
Extinct and Dormant Peerage) ;
but were that act repealed, tlie
Barony would then be vested in
the present Marchioness Dow-
ager of Cholmondeley, Lord
Willoughby de Eresby and
Charles Kemeys-Tinte,esq.M.P.
of Halsewell House, in the county
of Somerset, as descendants of
Philip, fourth Lord Wharton.
2. Gilbert, of whom presently.
The second son,

Gilbert Wharton, m. Joan, daughter
and heiress of— Kirkby , of Kirkby Tbore, in
the county of Westmoreland, and had issue,
John, his successor.
Edward, Rector of Wharton.

Henry, Rector of Kirkby Thore.
Gilbert Wharton dying in 1436, was s. by
his eldest son,

John Wharton, of Kirkby Thore, living
in 1461, who espoused Isabel, daughter and
co-heir of John Lancaster, of Brampton, and
relict of — De Fleming, by whom he had
two sons, viz.

i. John, his successor.
II. Christopher, ofOfferton, in the county
of Durham, whose great grandson,
Christopher, of Offerton, marrying
Alice Shepperson, left an only
daughter and heiress,

Elizabeth Wharton, who es-
poused George Myddleton,
esq. of Silksworth, lineal
descendant of Sir John Myd-
dleton, of Belsea Castle, and
thus conveyed the estate of
Otferton to that family. Eli-
zabeth Myddleton was s. at
her decease by her second
Francis Myddleton, esq. of
Offerton, who was himself
s. by his son,
Richard Myddleton, esq. of
Offerton, who m. Catherine,
only daughter and heiress of
Nicholas Conyers, of Bowl-
by and Easington, a staunch
royalist, by Jane, daughter
of Sir William Lambton, who

was slain at Marstonmoor,
and had issue,

1. Francis, who d. s. p.

2. Catharine, who m.
Cuthbert Heron, esq.
and had a son,

Sir Thomas Heron,
who assumed the
surname of Myd-
dleton, but dying
without male issue
in 1801, the estate
passed to his cousin
Robert Whar-
ton, esq.

3. Mary, who m. Robert
Wharton, esq. and her
grandson is the present

Robert Wharton-
Myddleton, esq.
of Old Park.
John Wharton was *. at his demise by his
eldest son,

John Wharton, of Kirkby Thore, coun-
sel to Lord Clifford 21st Henry VII. who
espoused Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of
— Fenwick, of Wallington, in the county
of Northumberland, and had a son and suc-

Gilbert Wharton, of Kirkby Thore,
who m. first, Catherine, daughter of John
Machell, esq. of Crackenthorpe, in the
county of Westmoreland, and had a son,

John, his successor.
He espoused, secondly, Elizabeth, daughter
of — Crackenthorpe, of Newbiggin, by
whom he had, with other issue,

Anthony, of Rigwell Grange, from
whom sprang the Whartons of Gil-
lingwood, since extinct in the male
line, but now represented through
females by

John-Hall Stevenson, esq. of
Skelton Castle, who has assumed
by royal license the surname
and arms of Wharton in place
of those of Stevenson.
Gilbert Wharton d. in 1551, and was s. by
his eldest son,

JohnWharton, esq. of Kirkby Thore,who
m. Cicely, daughter of Sir William Thorn-
borough, of Selsall, in the county of West-
morland, and had issue,

Thomas, of Kirkby Thore, whose male

line became extinct in 1664.
John, of whom hereafter.
The second son,



John Wharton, of Winston, in the county
of Durham, was s. by his son,

Jnn\ Wii irton, esq. of Winston, who m.

Elizabeth, daughter of Roger Hodgson, of
Winston. This gentleman, who purchased
Old Park. </. in I02N, and was s. by his son,
Thomas Wharton, M.D. of Old Park,
h. in 1614. Tin's gentleman was the cele-
brated Doctor Wharton, who continued to
practice physic in London during the dread-
ful plague of 1665, and to whom King
CHARLES II. granted, in consideration of
his eminent services in attendance upon the
sick of the foot guards, an honourable aug-
mentation to his paternal coat of arms, viz.
a canton or. Dr. Wharton, the friend and
companion of Asholme and Sir William
Lilly/the astrologer, d. in 1674, leaving by
his wife, Jane, daughter of William Al-
dridge, esq. of London, an only surviving
son and successor,

Thom \^ Wii \rton, M.D. of Old Park,
who married twice, but had issue only h\
bis first wife, Mary, daughter of John Hall,
of Durham, viz.

(ii ORGE, his successor.

Robert, -v

Thomas, > all d. infants.

John, J

Robert, successor to his brother.

Thomas, M.D. who went to Virginia,
and d. in 1745.

.',• ' t both d. unmarried.
Alice, >

Jane, m. to John Carter, esq. of Essex.
Dr. Thomas Wharton dying in 1714, was s.
by his eldest son,

George Wharton, M.D. of Old Park,
at whose decease, without issue, the family-
possessions devolved upon his brother,

Robert Wharton, esq. of Old Park,
mayor of Durham, who in. Mary, daughter
of Richard Myddleton, esq. of Offerton,in the
county palatine (refer to descendants of
Christopher, second son of John Wii \r-
i"\, of Kirkby Thore, living in 1461), and
had issue,

Thom \s, his successor.
Richard, mayor of Durham, b. in 1721,
who HI. Anne, daughter of — Lloyd.
esq. of Wales, and had a son,

Robert, in holy orders, chancellor
of Lincoln cathedral, archdeacon
of Stowe, and rector of Siggers-
thome, in the county of York,
who in. Sarah, daughter and

heiress of the Rev. John Whal-
ley, rector of Huggate, and left

issue at his decease, in lttos,
three sons and two daughters,

1. William - Lloyd Whar-
ton, esq. of Dryburn, near
Durham, barrister-at-law,
who /;/. Frances, daughter
of the Rev. John-Henrj

2. John-Thomas.

3. Robert.

4. Anne-Elizabeth.

5. Catharine.

Jonathan, of London, who m. Mary,
daughter of George Wilson, esq. but
d. s. p. in 1768.
Catherine, in. to William Ettrick, esq.

of High Barnes.
Elizabeth, in. to the Rev. Thomas
Mr. Wharton was s. at his decease by his
eldest son,

Thomas Wharton, M.D. A.M. of Old
Park, the friend and correspondent of Gray,
the poet. This gentleman wedded Margaret,
daughter of Anthony Wilkinson, esq. of
Cross Gate, in the county of Durham, by
whom (who d. in December, 1803) he had

Robert, present proprietor.
Richard (deceased), sometime of Offer-
ton, b. in 1764, barrister-at-law, M.P.
for the city of Durham in the years
1802, 1806, 1807, and 1812, chair-
man of the ways and means, and
subsequently' one of the joint secre-
taries of the treasury. He in. Hen-
rietta, daughter of James Ferrers,
esq. of Lincoln's-inn.
Deborah, m. to the late Rev. Thomas

Catharine, in. to Major-general An-
thony Salvin, and d. in 1790.
Dr. Wharton d. in 1794, at the age of
seventy-seven, and was s. by his eldest son,
Robert Wharton, esq. now representative
of the family.

Arms— First and fourth GRAMS QUAR-
TERS, first and fourth quarterly gu. and or,
in the first a cross patonce argent, for Myd-
DLETON; second and third, az. a maunch or
for Conyers; SECOND and third grand



quarters, sa. a maunch arg. a canton or,
for Wharton.

Crests — First, a savage man wreathed
about the head with leaves, in the dexter
hand an oak tree erased and fructed all
ppr. for Myddleton : second, a bull's head

erased arg. charged with a trefoil vert, for

Motto — Lesses dire.

Estates — In Yorkshire, Durham, &c.

Seats — Grinkle Park, near Bowlby,York-
shire, and Old Park, in Durham.


LANE, JOHN NEWTON, esq. of Kind's Bromley Hali, in the county of Stafford,
b. 4th December, 1800; m. 8th January, 1828, the Hon. Agnes Bagot, second
daughter of William, Lord Bagot, by Lady-Louisa Legge, daughter of the Earl of
Dartmouth, and has had issue,

John-Henry-Bagot, b. 24th February, 1829.
Albert-William, b. in 1830, and d. in January, 1831.
Sydney-Leveson, b. 13th April, 1831.
William, b. 14th February, and d. 15th April, 1832.

Mr. Lane s. his father in 1 824.


The ancient family of Lane came into
England, according to Holinshed, witli
William the Conqueror. Its pedigree com-
mences witli

Adam de Lone, of Hampton, but that and
the succeeding name are without date.

Richard de la Lone lived at Hampton
in the 9th of Edward II. anno 1315. His


Andrew de la Lone, living in 1337, was
father of

John de la Lone, whose son,

Richard Lone de Halton, m. in the
9th of Edward IV. Elizabeth, daughter and
heir of Ralph de la Hyde, and left a son,

John Lane, of Bentley and Hyde, who
m. in the 11th of Henry VI. Margery,
daughter of Randle Egerton, of Wrinehill.
He was s. by his son,

Richard Lane, whose son,

Ralph Lane, d. in the 17th Edward IV.
and left by Joyce, daughter of Ralph Cres-
set, a son and successor,

Richard Lane, who m. in the 15th Hen-
ry VII. Anne, daughter of John Harcourt,
of Raunton, and was s. by his son,

John Lane, of Bentley, who in. Cathe-
rine, daughter of Thomas Patrick, of King's
Bromley, and dying in the 19th Elizabeth,
was s. by his son,

Francis Lane. This gentleman m. Ca-
therine, daughter of Richard Trentham,
esq. and had issue,

John, his successor.

Richard, of Kiernes, in Monmouthshire.

Cassandra, m. to Thomas Littleton,

third son of Sir Edward Littleton.

He d. in the 31st Elizabeth, and was s. by
his eldest son.


John Lane, esq. who m. Jane, daughter of

Sir Edward Littleton, knt. and had issue,
TlloM \s, liis successor.

Alicia, //;. to Alexander Whightwick,
He d. in the 3rd of James I. and was s. hy
his son,

Thomas Lam., esq. This gentleman m.
Anne, eldest daughter of Walter Bagot,
esq. of Blithfield, in the county of Staf-
ford (and sister of Sir Harvey Bagot, hart,
who suffered so seserely hy his attach-
ment to the royal cause), by whom he had
John, his successor.
William, from whom the Irish branch

of the family derives.
Richard, a groom of the bedchamber.
Jane. This lady has become celebrated
by her spirited conduct in saving the
life of King Charles II. after the
battle of Worcester ; by riding be-
hind the Prince, disguised, from
Bentley, the ancient seat of the Lane
family, in Staffordshire, to her cousin
Mrs. Norton's house, near Bristol.
She m. subsequently, Sir Clement
Fisher, of Packington, in Warwick-
Writhy, m. to — Peters.
Anne, m. to Edward Birch, of Leacroft.
Mary, m. to Edward Nicholas, cup-
bearer to King James I.

Mr. Lane d. in 1660, and was s. by his

eldest son,

Colonel John Lane, who saved King
Charles after the battle of Worcester, and
received him at his seat at Bentley ; from
which he was conveyed, in disguise, by
Miss Lane, as stated above, to Mrs. Nor-
ton's, at Bristol. For these signal services
pensions were granted, after the restoration,
to the colonel and his sister (which were
continued, with arrears constantly owing, to
the time of Queen Anne), and the family
u;is moreover dignified with an especial
badge of honor, viz. the arms of England
in a canton, in augmentation of their pater-
nal coat; and a crest, a strawberry horse,
hearing between his fore legs the royal
crown. There is a tradition in the family,
that Colonel Lane was likewise offered a
peerage, but declined it. He m. Athalia
Anson, and had, with other issue,

THOM \^ (Sir), his successor.

I.i ttiee.

Frances, m. to William Offley, esq.

Mary, m. to Sir Humphry Jervis, lord-
mayor of Dublin.

Colonel Lane d. in 1667, and was s. by his
eldest son,

Sir Thomas Lane, knt. who m. Abigail,
Lady Williams, widow of Sir Henry Wil-
liams, hart, and daughter of Samuel Wight-
wick, esq. prothonatory of the King's Bench,
by whom he had issue,

John, his successor.

Thomas, d. at Sluys, returning from

Flanders, 3rd April, 1697.

Sir Thomas d. in January, 1715, and was s.
by his only surviving son,

John Lane, esq. b. 12th December, 1669,
m. 30th April, 1702, Mary, daughter and
co-heir (with her sister Sybill, wife of the
Rev. Dr. Birch) of Humphry Wyrley, esq.
of Hampstead, in the county of Stafford, by
Mary, eldest daughter and co-heiress, with
her sister Jane, m. to William de Zutestein,
Earl of Rochford, of Sir Henry Wroth, knt.
of Durance, in the county of Middlesex.*
By this lady Mr. Lane had issue,

Thomas, his successor.

Mary, m. to — Leigh, esq. of Aldridge.

Elizabeth, d. unmarried.

Jane, m. to John Birch Wyrley, esq.

He d. 25th October, 1748, and was *. by his

Thomas Lane, esq. b. 28th April, 1703 ;
m. first, Miss Anne Ansler, and had issue,

John, his successor.

Thomas, who d. young.

Mary, m. to John Taylor, esq. of Wal-

Anne, d. young.

Elizabeth-Sybilla, m. to Roger Holmes,
esq. of Walsall.
Mr. Lane espoused, secondly, Miss Anne
Sayers, and had

Thomas, in holy orders, rector of Hands-
worth, m. in 1779, Esther-Barbara,
daughter of Judge Birch.

Charles, d. young.

William, a colonel in the army, and for
some time governor of St. Helena,

* By Anne, daughter of William, first Lord
Maxwell. Sir Henry Wroth was great grandson
of Sir Robert Wroth, knt. by Mary Sydney, eldest
daughter of Robert, Earl of Leicester.



m. Miss Caniac, of Greenmount
Lodge, in Ireland.

Edward, d. in 1784.

Jane, m. to John Freer, of Birming-
ham, surgeon, and had a son,

The Rev. T. L. Freer, rector of
Handsworth, m. Sarah, daughter
of the very Rev. Doctor Wether-
ell, late dean of Hereford, and
sister of Sir Charles Wetherell,
barrister at law, M.P.

Anne, m. in 1776, to George Birch, esq.
of Harbourne, and Hampstead, in the
.county of Stafford, and had issue,

Wyrley Birch, of Wrotham, in
Norfolk, m. Sarah, daughter of
Jacob Reynardson, esq. of Holy-
well, in the county of Lincoln,
by Anne, sister of the first Lord
Brownlow, and daughter of the
Right Honorable Sir John Cust,
speaker of the House of Com-

Mary-Anne Birch, m. to Richard
Congreve, esq. of Burton, in the
county of Chester.

Esther-Barbara Birch, d. young.

Sarah Birch.

Jane Birch, m. to William Durbin,
esq. son of Sir William Durbin.

Mr. Lane d. in 1775, and was succeeded by
his eldest son,

John Lane, esq. b. in 1723, m. Sarah,
daughter and co-heir of Richard Fowler,
esq. of Penford, in the county of Stafford,
and had issue,

John, his successor.

Thomas, of the Grange, in Essex, clerk
of the Goldsmith's Company, b. 30th
September, 1754, m. Barbara, daugh-
ter of Thomas Fowler, esq. of Pen-
fold, by whom he had issue,

1. Thomas, who m. Mrs. Napier,
widow of Captain Napier, and
d. s. p.

2. John, who succeeded his father,
as clerk of the Goldsmith's Com-

pany, and in the Grange, Essex,
m. Jane, daughter of the Rev.
T. Williams, of Somersetshire.

3. Charles, in holy orders, b. in
1793, m. Frances, daughter of
Doctor Sandford, titular Bishop
of Edinburgh.

4. Richard, b. 2nd October, 1794.

5. Sarah, m. to William Cotton,
esq. of Wahvood, Essex.

6. Jane, d. young.

Mr. Thomas Lane d. in January, 1824.
Richard, Cap. R.N. d. in 1799.
Newton-Charles, in holy orders, Fellow

of Christ's College, Cambridge.
Maria, m. to the Rev. John Lucy, of

Charlecote Park, in the county of

Warwick, and had issue.

Mr. Lane d. 28th June, 1 792, and was s. by
his eldest son,

John Lane, esq. b. 25th December, 1752,
Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge, and
barrister at law, m. in 1800, Sarah, only
daughter of Thomas Lloyd, esq. and widow
of John Amler, esq. of Ford Hall, in Shrop-
shire, (by whom she had one child, Frances,
m. to Sir Edward-Pretyman Tomline hart.)
and had issue,

John-Newton, his successor.

Thomas-Leveson, in holy orders, b. 28th
September, 1802, rector of Welling-
ton, in the county of Gloucester.

Mr. Lane d. 21st December, 1824, and was
s. by his elder son, the present John New-
ton Lane, esq.

Arms— Per fesse, or and az. a chev. gu.
between three mullets counter-changed, on a
canton of the third, three lions of England.

Crest — A strawberry roan horse, salient
couped at the flanks, bridled sa. bitted and
garnished or, supporting between the feet
a regal crown.

Estates — At King's Bromley, and Char-
tyr Hay, in the county of Stafford.

Seat— King's Bromley Hall, near Lich-



AYLMER, JOHN-HARRISON, esq. of Walworth Castle, in the county of Dur-
ham, b. 24th January, 1813, 5. his father, General Aylmer, in 1831.



This is a branch of the very ancient family
of Aylmer, of Donadea Castle, springing

Sir FITZGERALD Aylmer, hart, of Dona-
dea Castle,* who m. Elizabeth, daughter and
heiress of Fenton Cole, esq. of Silver Hill,
in the county of Fermanagh, by whom he
left at his decease in February, 1794, with
other issue,

Fenton (Sir), his successor, as eighth
bart. This gentleman espoused Jane-
Grace, daughter of Sir John Freke,
bart. and sister of Lord Carberry,
by whom he left, with several other
children, a son and successor, the


Sir Gerald-George Aylmer, bart.

of Donadea Castle.


The second son,

Lieutenant General Arthi'r Aylmer,
an active justice of the peace, for the county
of Durham, and for the North Riding of
Yorkshire, was elected chairman of the

• For the early descent, see Burke's Peerage
and Baronetage.

quarter sessions for the former shire, as
successor to William Hutchinson, esq. of
Egleston ; the duties of which station he
fulfilled with exemplary attention. He es-
poused, 9th June, 1807, Anne, only daughter
and heiress of John Harrison, esq. of Wal-
worth Castle, by whom he had issue,

John-Harrison, present proprietor.


Grace-Anne, in. to the Rev. Charles
Pasley Vivian, vicar of Willing-
borough, Northamptonshire.

Louisa- Lucy-Eleanor.


Lieutenant General Aylmer dying univer-
sally regretted, in 1831, was *. by his son,
the present

John-Harrison Aymler, esq.

Arms — Arg. a cross sa. between four
Cornish choughs ppr.

Crest — A Cornish chough, rising out of a
ducal coronet, all ppr.

Motto — Hallelujah.

Estates— At Walworth, parish of High-
ington, and at Sunderland, and Bishopwear-
inouth, all in the county of Durham.

Seat — Walworth Castle,*near Darlington.

* Walworth Castle belonged formerly to the
ancient family of Jennison, and the last possessor
of that name, Ralph Jennison, esq. who was
master of the stag hounds of King George II.
and who married one of the wealthy co-heiresses of
Allan, of Allan's Flatts, in the county of Durham,
sold the manor, castle, and estate of Walworth, to
Matthew Stephenson, esq. who soon after con-
veyed it to John Harrison, esq. the father of the
late General Aylmer's wife. The Jennisons retired
to the continent about the year 1770, and their
" ancient blood, says Mr. Surtees, is now widely
spread by intermarriage with the Noblesse of Ba-
varia and Austria."




LENTHALL, KYFFIN-JOHN-WILLIAM, esq. of Bessels Leigh, in the county
of Berks, and of Maynan Hall, Caernarvonshire, b. 12th October, 1789, m. 28th April,
1818, Mary Ann, eldest daughter of John Ashton, esq. of the Grange, in the county
of Chester, and had issue,


Mr. Lenthall 5. to the estates upon the demise of his father,
of High Sheriff for Caernarvonshire in 1828.

He served the office


The ancestor of this ancient and distin-
guished family,

Sir Rowland Lenthall, of Hampton
Court, in the county of Hereford, was high
in favour with King Henry IV. to whom
lie was master of the robes. He was one of
the lords-marchers, and for some time am-
bassador to the Parisian court. Sir Row-
land accompanied Henry V. to France, and
having a command at the Battle of Azin-
court, made so many prisoners in that
celebrated conflict, that he completed, with
the produce of their ransom, the new build-
ings at Hampton Court. In that mansion was
preserved a picture, engraved by Vertue,
and said to be an undoubted original of
Henry IV.; pendant from the neck is a
chain and medallion, on which are depicted
the arms of the Fitz-Alans, Earls of Arun-

del, and underneath the following inscrip-
tion : " Henry IV. King of England, who
laid the first stone of this house, and left this
picture in it when he gave it to Lenthall."

Sir Rowland espoused Margaret, daugh-
ter and eventually co-heiress of Richard Fitz-
Alan, Earl of Arundel ; upon which mar-
riage, Lady Margaret being related to the
king, Sir Rowland had given to him " a
thousand by the year," for the maintenance
of them and their heirs, of which grant,
says Leland, the town of Ludlow forms a

Some years afterwards, the Lenthalls sold
their possessions, in Herefordshire, to the
Cornwalls, Barons of Burford, and settled
at Latchford and Great Haseley, in Oxford-
shire, (which manors and estates they ac-

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