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blance in person and sympathy of
affection subsisted, as scarcely to have
been paralleled in any other instance.
Risden, in his survey of Devon, re-
lates the following singular facts re-
garding them. " Nicholas and An-
drew Tremayne were twins and
younger sons of Thomas Tremayne,
esq. of Cullacumbe, in this county ;
they were so like in all their linea-
ments, so equal in statures, so co-
loured in hair, and of such resem-
blance in face and gesture, that they
could not be known the one from the
other ; no not by their parents, bre-
thren, or sisters, but privately by some
secret mark, or openly by wearing
some several coloured ribond or the
like : which in sport, they would
sometimes change to make trial of
their friends' judgments, which would
often occasion many mirthful mis-
takes. Yet somewhat more strange
it was, that they agreed in mind and
affection as much as in body ; for what
one loved, the other desired ; so on
the contrary, the loathing of the one
was the dislike of the other. Yea !
such a consideration of inbred power
and sympathy was in their natures,
that if Nicholas was sick and grieved,
Andrew felt the like pain, though
they were far distant and remote from
each other ; this too without any in-
telligence given unto either party.
And what is farther observable, if



Andrew was merry, Nicholas was so
affected although in different places ;
which they could not long endure to
be, for they ever desired to eat, drink,
sleep, and wake together. Yea! so they
lived and so they died. In the year
1564 they both served in the wars at
Newhaven, in France (now better
known by the name of Havre de
Grace), where in this they something
differed (though it heing in that which
was without them, was not much in
them) that the one was a captain of
a troop of horse, and the other a pri-
vate soldier ; but still with the same
sympathy of affection. Being both
to ti e last degree brave, they put
themselves into posts of greatest ha-
zard. At length one of the brothers
was slain, and the other instantly
stepped into his place, and there in
the midst of danger, no persuasion
being able to remove him, he was also
8. Robert, who died an infant.

The two elder sons, Roger and Edmund,
dving issueless, the estates eventually de-
volved upon the third son,

Digory Tremayne, esq. who thus became
of Collacombe, and was s. by his son,

Arthur Tremayne, esq. of Collacombe.
This gentleman m. in 1586, Mary, daughter
of Sir Richard Greville knt., of Stowe,
by whom he had a numerous family, and
dying in 1634, was s. by his eldest son,

Edmund Tremayne, esq. of Collacombe,
who wedded Bridget, daughter of Sir John
Cooper, of Dorsetshire, and had issue,

J? m ' > both died unmarried.

John, one of the most gallant and de-
voted of the Cavaliers in the unfor-
tunate civil wars. He endured much
personal suffering and great losses by
his fidelity to his royal master, and
died in the life time of his father,
anno 1664.

Edmund, like his brother, a distinguished
and faithful adherent of King Charles
I. He d. unmarried in 1667.

* Upon the monument of these extraordinary
brothers the following lines are engraved.
These liken'd twins, in form and fancy one,

Were like affected, and like habit chose :
Their valour at Newhaven siege was known,

W here both encountered fiercely with their foes ;
There one of both sore wounded lost his breath,
And t' other slain, revenging brother's death.


The youngest son, eventually inheriting the
estates, became

Arthur Tremayne, esq. of Collacombe.
This gentleman was a colonel in the army.
He m. Bridget, daughter of Nicholas Ha-
therliegh,esq. of Lamerton,and was father of

Edmund Tremayne, esq. of Collacombe,
who espoused Arabella, daughter and sole
heiress of Sir Edward Wise, K.B. of Syden-
ham, in the county of Devon, (by Arabella,
daughter and co-heir of Oliver, Lord St.
John) by whom he had issue,

Arthur, his successor.
Edward-Wise, who appears to have

died issueless.

Mr. Tremayne was s. by his eldest son,

Arthur Tremayne, esq. of Sydenham,
who 7)i. Grace, daughter of Sir Halsewell
Tynte, bart. of Halswell, and was s. by his

Arthur Tremayne, esq. of Sydenham.
This gentleman espoused Miss Hammond,
of Wiltshire, and left an only child,

Arthur Tremayne, esq. of Sydenham,
b. in 1775, who dying unmarried in Decem-
ber, 1808, devised the principal estates of
the family to

The Rev. Henry Hawkins Tremayne,
the lineal heir and, after the decease of the
said Arthur, representative of the ancient
house of Tremayne, (refer to issue of Rich-
ard, second son of John Tremayne, of Col-
lacombe, by the daughter of Warr)

Mr. Hawkins Tremayne espoused Harriet,
daughter and co-heir of John Hearle, esq.
of Penryn, sometime Vice Warden of Corn-
wall Stannaries, and left at his decease an
only son, the present John Hearle Tre-
mayne, esq. of Heligan and Sydenham.

Arms—Gules, three dexter arms, con-
joined at the shoulders and flexed in triangle
or, fists ppr.

Crest — Two arms, embowed, holding be-
tween their hands a man's head ppr. on the
head a high crowned hat sa.

Estates — In the centre and west of Corn-
wall. In the north and west of Devon.
Succeeded to the lands of the elder branch
of the family by the will of the last posses-
sion in 1808. The rest, chiefly by inherit-
ance, derived principally through marriages
with Dart, Clotworthy, Hawkins, and Hearle.

Seats — Heligan, Cornwall, and Sydenham,



HOWARD, HENRY, esq. of Corby Castle, in the county of Cumberland, b. 2nd

July, 1757, m. first in 1788, Maria, daughter and co-heir
of Andrew, Lord Archer, by whom, who d. in 1789,
he had no issue. He espoused, secondly, in March, 1793,
Catherine-Mary, second daughter of Sir Richard Neave,
of Dagnam Park, in the county of Essex, bait, and has

Philip-Henry, M.P. b. 22nd April, 1801.
Henry-Francis, m. in 1830, Hon. Sevilla Erskine,

daughter of Lord Erskine.
Catherine, m. in 1829, to the Hon. Philip Stourton.
Emma, m. to William-Henry, present Lord Petre.
Adeliza-Maria, m. in 1830, to Henry Petre, esq.

Mr. Howard is high sheriff for the county of Cumberland,
in the present year (1832).


This is a branch of the ducal house of
Norfolk, springing from the second son of
Thomas, fourth duke,

Lord William Howard, who was res-
tored in blood by act of parliament in 1603.
He espoused Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas,
and sister and co-heir of George, Lord Da-
cre, of Gillesland, and in her right became
possessed of Naworth Castle, in the county
of Cumberland, and of Hinderskell (where
now stands Castle Howard,) in Yorkshire.
By this lady his lordship left at his decease,
five sons and three daughters, viz.
Philip (Sir), whose grandson,

Charles, was elevated to the peerage
in the dignities of Baron Dacre, of
Gillesland, Viscount Howard, of
Morpeth, and Earl of Carlisle,
by letters patent dated 20th April,
1661, and was ancestor of the pre-
sent earl.
Francis (Sir), of whom presently.
William (Sir), d. s.p.
Charles (Sir), m. Dorothy, daughter of
Sir Henry Witherington, knt and
left a son, William.
Thomas, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir
William Eure, knt. and had issue
(with a son, Thomas, who d. un-
married) two daughters, his co-heirs.
Frances, m. to — Fetherston, esq.
Mary, m. to Sir John Wintour.
Elizabeth, m. to Sir Henry Beding-

feld, knt.
Margaret, m. to Sir Thomas Cotton, bt.
The second son,

Sir Francis Howard, knt. of Corby Cas-
tle, in the county of Northumberland, m.
first, Margaret, daughter of John Preston,
esq. of the Manner, in Lancashire, and had

Thomas, a colonel in the service of
Charles I. who fell at Atherton
Moor, in 1643.
Elizabeth, m. to Edward Standish, esq.
of Standish, in the county of Lan-
Sir Francis espoused, secondly, Mary,
daughter of Sir Henry Witherington, knt.
by whom he had issue,
He was s. by his eldest son,

Francis Howard, esq. of Corby, who m.
twice, but leaving no male issue at his de-
cease, in 1702, devised his estate to his
fourth brother,

William Howard, esq. of Corby Castle,
who m. Jane, daughter of William Dalston,
esq. of Acornbank, in the county of West-
morland, and dying in 1739, was s. by his

Thomas Howard, esq. of Corby Castle,

who m. first, Barbara, daughter of John,

Viscount Lonsdale, by whom he had (with

three sons, who d. in infancy) three daughters,

Mary, d. young.


Jane, m. to Francis Warwick, esq. of
Warwick Hall.
He espoused, secondly, Barbara, sister of



Sir Christopher Musgrave, and dying in
1740, was s. by his son,

Phillip Howard, esq. of Corby Castle,
who m. Ann, daughter of Henry Wetham,
esq. of Clift'e, in the county of York. He d.
in 1790, and was s. by his son, Henry
Howard, esq. now representative of the


Howard, gu. on bend between six cross
crosslets, fitche arg. an escutcheon or,
charged with a dcmi-lion rampant,
pierced through the mouth with an
arrow within a double tressure flory,
counter flory of the first.

Brotherton, gu. three lions passant,
guardant in pale, or, on a chief a label
of three points arg.

Warren — Chequy, or and az.
Mowbray — Gu. a lion rampant, arg.

armed and langued az.
Dacre — Gu. three escallops ar.
Greystock — Barry of six arg. and az.
over all three chaplets gu.
Crest — On a chapeau gu. turned up er-
mine, a lion statant guardant, the tail ex-
tended or, ducally crowned arg. gorged with
a label of three points of the last.
Motto — Volo non valeo.
Estates — In Cumberland, first possessed
in 1626. In the county of Durham — an-
cient inheritance from the Barons of Grey-

Town Residence — Lower Brook-street.
Seat — Corby Castle, Cumberland.



WELD, lijts Eminence Caroinal THOMAS, of Lulworth Castle, in the county of Dor-
set, b. 22nd January, 1773. This distinguished prelate,
prior to taking; orders in the church of Rome, espoused
Xj5%$[ (in 1796) Lucy, daughter of the Honorable Thomas

Clifford, by whom he had an only daughter,

Mary-Lucy, m. in 1818, to Hugh-Charles, present
Lord Clifford, of Chudleigh, and died in May,
1831, leaving issue.

Upon the decease of his wife, Mr. Weld became a Ro-
man Catholic clergy-man, and was soon afterwards pro-
moted to a bishopric. He obtained a cardinal's hat in
1829. His Eminence has for several years devoted his
time, and large fortune entirely to the wants and services
of the unfortunate, and has justly acquired the highest
reputation for piety and benevolence. Mr. Weld is the
first Englishman who has had a seat in the Conclave
since the pontificate of Clement IX. He inherited his
paternal estates at the decease of his father in 1810.


The family of Weld is presumed to de-
rm* from Edrick, sumamed Wild, or Syl-
\aticus, who was nephew to Edric, Duke
of Mercia, husband of Edina, daughter of
King Ethelred. From him descended

V ii 1 1 am Weld, who settled at Eaton, in
the county of Chester, and marrying Anne,
dang liter of Nicholas do Whitnall, was s. by
his sun,

William Weld, who wedded Margaret,

daughter of William Bostock, and was
grandfather of

Edward Weld, who espoused Margaret,
daughter of Thomas Cotgrave, of the county
of Chester. The grandson of this marriage,

John Weld, marrying Joanna, daughter
of John Fitz Hugh, of Congleton, had three
sons, viz.

1. Robert, of Eaton, who m. Elenora,
daughter of Robert Oldton, of Wetten



Hall, and from him sprung the
Welds of Eaton.

2. John, who settled at Willey, in the
county of Salop, and was patriarch
of the Welds of that place.

3. Humphrey (Sir).
The third son,

Sir Humphrey Weld, knt. took up his
abode at Holdwell, in the county of Herts.
He was sheriff of London in 1599, and Lord
Mayor in ten years afterwards. Sir Hum-
phrey espoused Ann, daughter of Nicholas
Wheler, esq. and left, with two daughters,
at his decease in 1610, a son and successor,

Sir John Weld, knt. of Arnolds, in the
county of Middlesex, who wedded Frances,
daughter of William Whitmore, esq. by
whom (who d. in 1656) he had issue,

1. Thomas, who d. young.

2. Humphrey, his heir.

3. John (Sir), of Compton Bassett, in
the county of Wilts, a knight ban-
neret. This gallant person m. in
1648, Mary, daughter of William,
Lord Stourton, and dying, 11th July,
1674, left an only son,

William, who succeeded his uncle

4. George, who m. Bridget, daughter
of — Thimblethorp, esq. of the coun-
ty of Lincoln, and died in 1696, leav-
ing two daughters,

Cicely, m. to James Mahony, Vis-
count of Oldcastle, in Spain.

Elizabeth, m. first to — Dickenson,
esq. ; and secondly, to Philip
Stafford, esq.

5. Anne, m. to Sir J. Cutts, of Chil-

6. Mary, m. to Thomas Allen, esq. of

7. Frances, m. to — Martin, esq. of the
county of Buckingham.

8. Margaret, m. to William Bowyer,
esq. of Denham Court, Bucks.

Sir John Weld d. in 1622, and was s. by his
eldest son,

Humphrey Weld, esq. of Holdwell.
This gentleman was governor of Portland
Castle. He purchased in 1641, from the
Howard family, the Manor of Lulworth,*

The first possessors of this manor are said to
have been the de Lolleworths ; but the powerful
family of the Newbubghs held it as early as the
reign of John. Christian, the sole heiress of
Sir Roger Newburgh, carried the estate in 1514,
to her husband, Sir John Marney, Lord Marney,
and her second daughter, and eventual heiress,
Elizabeth Marney, marrying Thomas, Lord
Howard, of Bindon, conveyed it, with several
other considerable estates in Dorsetshire, amongst
which was the manor of Bindon, to the Howards,
from whom, as stated above, it was purchased in
1611, by Humphrey Weld.

and divers other extensive estates in the
county of Dorset. He m. Clare, youngest
daughter of Thomas, Lord Arundel, of War-
dour, by whom he had an only daughter,
Mary, m. to Nicholas Taaffe, Earl of Car-
lingford. Mr. Weld died about the year
1684, and was buried in King Hbnry VII's
chapel, Westminster. His nephew,

William Weld, esq. succeeded to Lis
estates, and thus became of " Lulworth."
This gentleman espoused in 1672, Elizabeth,
daughter of Richard Shireburn, esq. of
Stonyhurst, in Lancashire, by whom he had

John, who d. young.
Humphrey, his heir.
Mary, who m. Nicholas Fairfax, esq.
nephew of Lord Fairfax, and after
his decease, espoused Sir Francis
Hungate, bart. ; by the latter she
had an only daughter,

Mary Hungate, who wedded Sir
Edward Gascoigue, of Partine-
Mr. Weld d. in 1698, and was s. by his
only surviving son,

Humphrey Weld, esq. of Lulworth Cas-
tle, who m. in 1701, Margaret, only daugh-
ter of Sir James Simeons, bart. of Chilworth,
by whom he had issue,

Nicholas, ) who both predeceased their
James, > father.
Edward, his heir.

Thomas, who assumed the surname of
Simeons. He m. Mary, daughter of
Thomas Fitzherbert, esq. of Swinner-
ton, by whom (who d. in 1767) he
had an only daughter,
Mary Simeons, who took the veil
at Bruges, in Flanders.
Mary, m. in 1728, to Edmund Wid-
drington, esq. of Horsley, in North-
umberland, by whom (who d. in 1749)
she had an only daughter,

Elizabeth Widdrington, heiress
of her father, who m. Thomas
Riddle, esq. of Swinburn Castle,
Elizabeth, d. unmarried in 1791.
Humphrey Weld d. in 1722, and was s. by
his elder surviving son,

Edward Weld, esq. of Lulworth Castle,
b. in 1705. This gentleman espoused, first,
in 1727, Catherine-Elizabeth, daughter of
Walter, Lord Aston, of Forfar, but had no
issue by that lady. He m. secondly, in
1740, Mary-Theresa, daughter of John
Vaughan, esq. of Courtfield, by whom (who
d. in 1754) he had

Edward, his heir.

John, ) , ., ,

r \ > both d. young.

Joseph, ) j e>

Thomas, successor to his brother.

Mary, who became " a Poor Clare," at

Aire, in Artois.



Mr. Weld " lived," says Hutchins, " in
great credit and hospitality at Luhvorth,
maintaining a good correspondence and har-
mony with the neighbouring gentry and
clergy, nor did difference of opinion create
reserve or distance ; although he ever be-
haved as a peaceful subject, he was ordered
into custody in 1745, on account of his name
being mentioned in a treasonable anonymous
letter dropped near Poole ; but his imme-
diate and honourable discharge is the most
convincing proof of his innocence." He d.
8th December, 1761 , and was s. by his eldest

Edward Weld, esq. of Luhvorth, b. in
1741 ; to. first, in 1763, Juliana, daugh-
ter of Robert, Lord Petre ; and espoused,
secondly, in 1775, Mary-Anne, youngest
daughter of Walter Smythe, esq. of Bram-
bridge, in the county of Hants, but had no
issue. He d. in 1775, and his widow mar-
ried Thomas Fitzherbert, esq. of Swin-
nerton, whom she survived, and has since
held a distinguished place in society as Mrs.
Fitzherbert. Mr. Weld was s. by his
only surviving brother,

Thomas Weld, esq. of Lulworth Castle,
who to. in 1772, Mary, eldest daughter of
Sir John Stanley Massey-Stanley, bart. of
Hooton, in Cheshire, by whom he had issue,

Thomas, his heir.

Edward, b. in 1775, d. in 1796.

Joseph, b. in 1777, to. in 1802, Char-
lotte, third daughter of Charles-Phi-
lip, late lord Stourton.

John, b. in 1780.

William, d. young.

Humphrey, b. in 1783; to. in 1811, to
Christina-Maria, eldest daughter of
Charles, late Lord Clifford.

James, b. in 1785; to. in 1812, Juliana-
Anne, second daughter of Robert-
Edward, tenth Lord Petre.

George, b. in 1786.

Francis, d. young.

Juliana, who took, the veil at Bruges,
and died at the convent in Winches-
ter in 1800.


Catherine- Winifred, to. in 1800, to
William, present Lord Stourton.


Elizabeth, to. in 1803, to William
Vaughan, esq.


Mr. Weld conferred upon the Jesuits, lands
at Stonyhurst, in Lancashire, where they
established the celebrated Roman catholic
college, so well known under that name.
He d. suddenly there in 1810, deeply and
universally lamented, and was s. by his
eldest son, the present Cardinal Weld.

Arms — Az. a fesse nebule, between three
crescents erm.

Crest — A wyvern sa. goutte of ermine
issuing out of a ducal coronet ppr.

Motto — Nil sine numine.

Estates — In the counties of Dorset and

Residence — Rome.

Seat — Lulworth Castle,* Dorsetshire.

* Within the ground of Lulworth Mr. Weld
afforded an asylum to the Monks of Le Tkapp,
when those austere brothers were driven from
France by the revolution. The following account
of this monastery is extracted from the " Monthly
Magazine" of October, 1800, and from the " Gen-
tleman's Magazine of 1813. " I paid a short
visit in the course of last summer to Lulworth
Castle, the seat of Mr. Weld. At eight o'clock,
of a pleasant morning in the beginning of July, I
left Dorchester, in company with two other gen-
tlemen, one of whom had previously visited the
monastery, and kindly undertook the office of
guide. After a ride of about eleven miles over
downs, covered with flocks of sheep, we declined
on the right into a small valley, overhung with
woods. The view at the extremity of this valley
is beautifully terminated by the English Channel,
and in its centre stands Lulworth Castle, an
antique Gothic edifice, consisting of four round
towers, connected by as many curtains. As
strangers are permitted to see the inside of this
castle, we alighted at the principal entrance, on
each side of which are two Latin inscriptions ;
the one commemorating the extended toleration
granted to the Roman catholics in 1780, the other
recording a visit from his majesty King George
III. with which Mr. Weld was honoured. After
gratifying ourselves bv an inspection of the edi-
fice, we proceeded through the fields for about a
mile, before we reached the monastery. This
building is constructed of very rude materials,
and in a very rude manner. The grounds at-
tached are about one hundred acres, which are
cultivated by the monks, with the assistance of a
carter and his boy. The community rise at one
o'clock in the morning, winter and summer ; the
choir brothers then begin their devotions, and
continue in the chapel until nine, when each goes
to some manual labour, in the garden, on the
roads, or the grounds, until eleven, when there is
a short service, which lasts about half an hour.
Then to labour again until half past one, when
they return to prayers for half an hour, and are
then summoned to their frugal meal. After this
meal is over, the only one which they have during
the four-and-twentv hours, they return thanks to
God, and adjourn to the chapter room, where they
continue to read or meditate until the dav is
nearly over, when they once more go to prayers,
and retire to their dormitories about eight o'clock,
having spent the whole day in abstinence, morti-
fication, labour, silence, and praver. Every suc-
ceeding day, like the former, continually hastening
the grave that lies open. The severity of this rigid
order requires no common devotee ; perpetual si-
lence restrains them in the greatest enjoyment of
life, perpetual abstinence, mortification, and pe-
nance, poverty and prayer, seem more than human
nature is capable of undergoing, and unless the
minds of the religious were buoyed up by the fer-


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DANBY WILLIAM, esq. of Swinton Park, in the county of York ; b. 9th July,
1752 m first, in September, 1775, Caroline, daughter of Henry Seymour, esq. by
whom (who d. 20th March, 1821,) he had an only son, who died in infancy. Mr.
Danby espoused, secondly, 5th January, 1822, Anne-Holwell, second daughter of
William Gater, esq. . .... , , .,

He succeeded to the estates at the decease of his father in 1781, and served the
office of sheriff of the county of York, in 1784.


Mary, daughter of Robert Tanfield, of Dan-
by, and had with other issue,

William, Lord of Danby, and Yafford,
who m. the heiress of John Fretvile,
and left a son,

Robert, of Danby and Yatford,
who m. the heiress of John Ays-
lebie, and was father of

Ralph, of Danby and Yafford,
who r)i. Margaret, daughter
and co-heir of Sir Richard
Conyers, of Cowton, and
left three daughters, his co-
heirs, viz.

1. Alice, m. to J. Acklam.

2. Margery, m. to Ralph
Rokeby, of Mortham.

3. Agnes, m. to James
Strangwayes, of Orms-

Robert (Sir).
The younger of these two sons (the fifth of
his father),

Sir Robert Danby, was constituted in
the 1st of Edward IV., chief justice of the
Common Pleas. This gentleman purchased
Thorpe Perou. He m. first, Katherine,
daughter of Ralph Fitz-Randal, and se-

John de Danby, Lord of Great and Little
Danby, and of lands in Thirsk, Hutton, and
Scowston, left an only daughter and heiress,

Armatrude de Danby, who wedded
Edmund Stringert or Strugen, one of the
soldiers of the Conquest, and left a son,

John Stringent, alias Danbie, (in right
of his mother) who wedded Margaret, daugh-
ter of Thomas Catheral, and was s. by his

Thomas Danbie, of Danbie, who m. a
daughter of Thomas Ouldley, and from whom
we pass to his descendant,

Thomas Danbie, of Danbie, who espoused

vour of their devotions, they could not keep them-
selves alive. They abstain wholly from meat, fish,
and fowl, and, during Lent, from butter, milk,
eggs, and cheese. They seem, nevertheless, per-
fectly content. The monks observe perpetual
silence, scarcely even look at each other, and
never speak but to the prior, and then only upon
urgent occasions. They never wander from their
convent without permission of their superior,
but go each morning cheerfully to such work as
they are directed to perform. As we passed these
poor, humble, unoffending monks at their work,
they received us with courtesy and humility, but
never spoke. The most perfect silence and tran-
quillity reigned throughout this little vale, with
nothing to interrupt it but the convent bell, and
the dashing of the waves upon the shore : even
the winds of heaven are restrained from visiting
this place too roughly, for the down protects it
from their fury."

In 1142, De Clare, Earl of Gloucester, took
the castle of Lullward for the Empress Maud.

In 1615, when King James I. came to hunt in the
park and Isle of Purbeck, he was hospitably en-
tertained at the castle of Lulworth, as were also,

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