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had issue,

Michael Martin, of Ensham, who
espoused Frances, dau. of Sir
Christopher Lewkenor, recorder
of Chichester, by Mary, daughter

* The family of Martin derived from
Michael Martin, esq. of Ensham, in the county
of Oxford, b. in 1545, who d. in 1610, and was s.
by his son,

Richard Martin, esq. of Ensham, who left at
his decease in 1617, three sons, viz.

i. Richard, of Ensham, of whom in the

text, as husband of Mary Knight.
ii. Michael, who d. s. p.
m. Edward, of Whitney, who wedded Miss
Anne Brice, and had an only child,

Anne, who m. the Rev. John Hinton,
prebendary of Sarum, rector of New-
bury, &c. and had, with other issue,
Edward, eldest son, rector of Sheer-
ing, in Essex, b. in 1671, who
espoused Mary, daughter and
eventual heiress of the Rev.
Francis Bridge, D.D. by whom
he had an only child, Martha,
m. in 1745, to her cousin, the
Rev. John Hinton, rector of
John, fifth son, whose son,

The Rev. John Hinton, rector
of Chawton, m. first, bis
cousin, Martha Hinton, and
had an onlv surviving child,
Jane, m. to James Baver-
stock, esq. He espoused
secondly, Elizabeth, daugh-
ter of Thomas Harrison, esq.
and had withthree daughters,
an only son, John- Knight

of John MAY,f esq. of Rawmere,
and dying in 1681, left issue,

1. Richard, of whom pre-
sently, as devisee of Sir
Richard Knight.

2. Christopher, heir to his

3. Elizabeth, successor to

Stephen Knight's son,

Richard Kmght, esq. of Chawton, m.
Elizabeth, dau. of J. Fielder, esq. of Bar-
row Court, in Berks, and was s. at his de-
cease, in 1642, by his son,

Sir Richard Knight, knt. who m. Pris-
cilla, only daughter of Sir Robert Reynolds,
of Elvetham, in Hants, but dying s. p. iu
1679, he devised his estates to his kinsman,

Richard Martin, esq. (refer to issue of
Dorothy, dau. of the Stephen Kmght, who
d. in 1628). This gentleman upon inheriting
assumed the surname of Kmght. He d.
unmarried in 1687, and was s. by his brother,

Christopher Martin, esq. who likewise
took the name of Kmght. He also died
unmarried in 1702, and bequeathed his es-
tates to his sister

Elizabeth Knight. This lady espoused
first, William Woodward, esq. son of Ed.
Woodward, esq. of Fosters in Surrey, by
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Christopher Lew-
kenor and his wife Mary May. She wedded
secondly, Bulstrode Peachy, esq. uncle
of the first Lord Selsey, but dying s. p. in
1737, devised her estates in tail male to first,
Thomas May, of Godmersham; second, to
William Lloyd, of Newbury, and third, to

t This John Mat, of Rawmere, had issue,
i. Christopher Mav, who m. Miss Dorothy
Prude, and had a daughter, Anne May,
who espoused William Broadnax, esq. and
was by him mother of

Thomas Broadnax, of Godmersham,
representative of the ancient house of
Broadnax, resident in Kent, since
the reign of Henry VI. who assumed
in 1727, the surname of May, and sub- 1738, that of Knight, upon
inheriting the estates of that familv.

ii. John May, who m. Constance , and

had an only son,

Sir Thomas May, knt. who d. s. p. in
ni. Mary May, who wedded Sir Christopher
Lewkenor, of West Dean, in Sussex, re-
corder of Chichester, and was mother of
the Frances Lewkenor, mentioned in the



John Hinton, to whom she likewise be-
queathed the next presentation to her rectory
of Chawton ; with remainder over to her
own right heirs, Edward Hinton, of Sheer-
ing, being at the time of her decease, her
heir at law. Her relative and successor,

Thomas Broadnax, esq. of Godmersham,
in the fifteenth George I., pursuant to
the will of Sir Thomas May, knt. and under
the authority of an act of parliament, had
relinquished his patronymic, and assumed
the surname of May. In 1729 this gentle-
man kept his shrievalty for the county of
Kent, and rebuilt three years after the
mansion of Godmersham. In 1738 Mr.
May again changed his name to that of
Knight, in conformity with the testamentary
injunction of Mrs. Elizabeth Knight, widow
of Bulstrode Peachey Knight, esq. He m.
in 1729, Jane, eldest daughter and co-heir
of Wm. Monk, esq. of Buckingham in Sus-
sex, (by Hannah, daughter and co-heir of
Stephen Stringer, esq. of Goudhurst, and
Jane Austen,* his wife,) and had with
younger children, a son and heir, Thomas.
Mr. Knight d. in 1781, at the advanced
age of eighty, " a gentleman," says Has-
ted, " whose eminent worth ought not to
pass unnoticed : whose character for up-
right conduct and integrity, rendered his
life as honorable as it was good." He was
s. by his eldest son,

Thomas Knight, esq. of Chawton and
Godmersham, b. in 1735. In 1786, this
gentleman, a recovery having been suffered
in 1757, sold the manor of Lyminster, in
the county of Sussex, to Charles Goring, esq.
of Wiston, whose son is the present posses-
sor. It was presumed that the entail created
by the will of Elizabeth Knight, was not
barred by the recovery in 1757 ; a suit at
law was instituted in 1814, and in 1818, after

* This Jane Austen was eldest daughter of
John Austen, esq. of Grovehurst, in Kent ; which
John Austen, esq. had a son,

John Austen, esq. who m. Elizabeth, daughter
of Thomas Weller, esq. of Tonbridge, and d. v. p.
in 1704, leaving, with other issue,

William Austen, esq. who wedded Miss Re-
becca Hampson, and had a son,

The Rev. George Austen, who m. Miss Cas-
sandra Leigh, and had issue,

i. James, who m. first, Anne, daughter of
General Matbew, by Lady Jane Bertie,
daughter of Peregrine, Duke of Ancaster,
and had an only child, Anna, m. to the Rev.
B. Lefroy. He wedded secondly, Mary
Lloyd, and left at his decease, a daughter,
Caroline, and an only son, the Rev. James
Edward Austen, of Tring Park, Herts,
who m. Emma, daughter of Charles Smith,
esq. of Suttons, and has issue.
ii. Edward, successor to his cousin, Thomas

Knight, as in the text.
hi. Henry-Thomas, in holy orders, who nt.

four years litigation, Mr. Goring purchased
the respective rights, and the claim was
satisfactorily compromised. Mr. Knight m.
Catherine, dau. of Dr. Wadham Knatchbull,
Dean of Canterbury, but dying issueless
in 1794, devised his lands to his cousin,
Edward Austen, esq. who has changed his
name to that of Knight, and is the present
possessor of Godmersham.

Arms — Vert, a bend fusilly or, in base a
cinquefoil arg. a canton gu. quartering the
Austen arms, viz. or, a chev. gu. between
three lions gambs erect sa.

Crests — 1st. A friar habited ppr. holding
in the dexter hand a cinquefoil slipped arg.
and in the sinister a cross sa. suspended
from the wrist : the breast charged with a
rose gu. for Knight. 2nd. On a mural
crown or, a stag sejant arg. attired gold for

Estates — In Kent and Hampshire : God-
mersham Park, with the manors of Ford
and Yallande were anciently part of the in-
heritance of the family of Valoigns, one of
whom died seized thereof in the 19th Ed-
ward II. and they continued with his de-
scendants until the latter end of the reign
of Edward III. when Waretius de Valoigns,
leaving by his wife, the daughter of Robert
de Hougham, two daughters and co-heir-
esses : one of these ladies married to Tho-
mas de Aldon, conveyed these manors in
dower to her husband : and in the family of
De Aldon they remained vested for a con-
siderable time. At length they became the
property of the Astyns, and so continued
until Richard Astyn conveyed them to
Thomas Broadnax, of Hythe, from whom
these estates descended to the Thomas
Broadnax who assumed the surname of

Seats — Godmersham Park, Kent; Chaw-
ton House, Hants.

Eleanor, daughter of Henry Jackson, esq.
of London, by Sarah, daughter of David
Papillon, esq. of Acrise.

iv. Francis-William, b. in 1774, a rear-ad-
miral of the Blue, and C.B. who m. first,
Mary, only child of John Gibson, esq. of
Ramsgate, by whom, who d. in 1823, he
has issue. Admiral Austen wedded se-
condly, Martha, daughter and co-heir of
the Rev. N. Lloyd, rector of Hinton.

v. Charles- John, a captain R.N., married
twice, and has issue.

vi. Cassandra- Elizabeth.

vii. Jane, ft. 16th December, 1775, and (/.
unmarried on the 18th July, 1817. This
lady acquired high reputation as a novelist,
and has left behind her some of the best
modern productions in that walk of litera-
ture. We need only name " Sense and
Sensibility," " Pride and Prejudice," and
" Emma." Miss Austin's style was her
own— domestic, interesting, and original.



BULWER, WILLIAM-EARLE-LYTTON, esq. of Heydon Hall, in the county
of Norfolk, b. 28th April, 1799, m. 11th Decemher, 1827, Emily, first cousin of the
Marchioness of Salisbury, and youngest daughter of General Gascoyne, late M.P. for
Liverpool, and has issue,

William, b. 1st January, 1829.
Edward, b. in December, 1830.


Ttrus or Turold de Dalling, enfeoffed
of the lordships of Wood Dalling, and
Bvnham, by Peter de Valoins, who held
those lands "from the Conqueror, founded
the family of Bulwer. When the Lord
Valoins established the priory of Bynham,
this Turold gave two parts of his tithes to
that establishment, and his son Sir Ralph
de Dalling granted in some years after to
the monks of the same monastery, the
churches of Wood Dalling, and of Little
Ryburgh, with lands in each parish. From
Sir Ralph lineally descended

Simon Dalling," alias Bulwier, of Wood
Dalling, who bore for his coat-armour,
" gules on a chevron between three eaglets,
reguardant, or, as many cinquefoils sa ; "
ensigns still retained by the Buxwers. He
m. Margaret, daughter of Robert Mouny,
or Mouncy, of Wood Dalling, and was
grandfather of

Simon BULWIER, who wedded Joan,
daughter of Peter Alleyn, of the ancient
house of \lleyn or Aleyne, of Wood Dall-
ing, and had, with other issue,
Roger, his heir.

Simon (youngest son), ancestor of the
Bl'LWERS of Haynford and Buxton.

The eldest son,

Roger Bulwer, esq. purchasing in the
ninth of Queen Elizabeth the manors of
Broseyards and Norton Hall, with the de-
mesne lands of Sir Christopher Heydon,
was the first of the family who settled at
Gestwick. He was impropriator, patron of
the vicarage, and lord also of the manors of
Gestwick and Mendam Densons. He wed-
ded, first, Anne, youngest daughter of Wil-
liam Bulwer, esq. of Wood Dalling (the
senior branch of the family), by the co-
heiress of Gage ; and, secondly, Christiana,
daughter of John Browte, esq. ; by the last
lady he left a son and heir,

Edward Bulwer, esq. of Gestwick, who
espoused Anne, only daughter, and heiress,
of William Becke, esq. of Southeepps, and
had three sons ; Roger, his heir, Edward,
who d. issueless, and William, who d. in
1666, unmarried. Mr. Bulwer built the
west front of the mansion-house at Wood
Dalling. He was s. at his decease by his
eldest son,

Roger Bulwer, esq. of Gestwick, father

Edward Bulwer, esq. of Gestwick, who
m. in 1645, Anne, only daughter and heir-
ess of the Rev. William Yonge, of Kittle-
stone, in Norfolk, a younger branch of the
knightly family of Yonge, and had issue,
Edward, his heir.
John, d. s. p.
William, successor to his brother.

He d. 23d April, 1697, aged 74, and was
buried with his ancestors at Gestwick. His
eldest son and heir,

Edward Bulwer, esq. of Wood Dalling,
was sworn in 1689, one of the gentlemen in
ordinary of his Majesty's Privy Chamber.
He wedded Hannah, daughter and heiress
of George Peryer, esq. of Godalming, in
Surrey, but dying issueless, was s. by his
only surviving brother,

William Bulwer, esq. of Wood Dalling,
who m. first, Anne, daughter of Peter El-



wyn, esq. of Thirning, by whom he had,
with two daughters, a son, Edward, who d.
unmarried. Mr. Bulwer espoused secondly,
Margaret, daughter of Edward Britiffe, esq.
of Baconsthorp, and had one daughter. He
wedded thirdly, Frances, daughter of Ed-
mund Lee, esq. of Fulmodeston, by whom
he had three sons and three daughters ; viz.

Christopher, £ bQth d 8 p

William, his heir.

Sarah, m. to Rice Wiggett, esq. (see
family of Wiggett, at foot), and had
a son,
William Wiggett, successor to
his maternal uncle.
Elizabeth, ? rf
Lydia, & ' " ?'

Mr. Bulwer was s. at his decease by his
only surviving son,

William Bulwer, esq. of Wood Dalling.
This gentleman, dying issueless in 1775,
bequeathed all his manors and estates to
his nephew,

William Wiggett, esq. who wedded in
1756, Mary, eldest daughter of Augustine
Earle,* esq. of Heydon, (a lineal descendant,
on the male side, of Erasmus Earle, dis-
tinguished in Cromwell's time, and one of
the commissioners at the Treaty of Uxbridge,
and on the female side from Thomas, Lord
Coventry, keeper of the great seal, &c. &c.)
and eventually co-heir to her brother, Eras-
mus Earle, by whom he had issue,

William-Earle, his heir.





Mr. Wiggett assumed in 1756 the surname
of Bulwer, in compliance with the testa-
mentary injunction of his uncle. He was
s. by his eldest son,

William-Earle Bulwer, esq. of Heydon
Hall, a general officer in the army, who
espoused Elizabeth, daughter and sole
heiress of Richard Warburton Lytton,!
esq. of Knebworth Park, in Hertfordshire,
and had three sons, viz.

William-Earle-Lytton, his heir.

* The family of the Earles was one of the most
ancient and highly connected in Norfolk, inter-
marrying with the De Greys, the Walsinghams, &c.

t The family of Lytton, one of the most ancient
in Hertfordshire, possessed Knebworth, from the
time of Henry VII. when it was acquired by the
first De Lytton, of Lytton, in Derbyshire, trea-
surer to that Prince, and governor of Boulogne

Henry-Lytton, M.P.
Edward-Lytton, M.P. author of Pel-
ham, Devereux, and other works, m.
29th August, 1827, Rosina, only sur-
viving daughter of the late Francis
Massey Wheeler, esq. of Lizzard
Connel, in the county of Limerick,
grandson of Hugh, Lord Massey,
by Anne, dau. of the Rev. — Doyle,
and niece to General Sir John, bart.
G.C.B. K.C. and governor of Charle-
mont, and has issue,

Edward-Robert, b. 8th Nov. 1831.
General Bulwer d. in 1807, and was s. by
his eldest son, the present William-Earle-
Lytton Bulwer, esq. of Heydon Hall.


The Wiggetts were for many years pos-
sessed of a considerable estate in the parish
of Geist, in Norfolk, which remained in the
family until 1763, when it was sold under
the sanction of an act of parliament, by
William Wiggett Bulwer, esq. of Hey-

In 1580,

John Wiggett, and Agnes, his wife,
were seized of lands in Geist, as was also
in 1590,

Roger Wiggett, whose son,

Peter Wiggett, wedded Alice, youngest
daughter of Simon Bidwer, of Wood Dal-
ling, and was s. by his son,

Henry-Wiggett, father of

William Wiggett, esq. who m. in 1616,
Anne, daughter of — Sherringham, esq-
and had seven sons ;

The youngest of whom,

Robert Wiggett, esq. of Geist, b. in
1632, m. Dorothy, daughter of Rice Wicks,
esq. by whom he left at his decease in 1697,
a daughter, Frances, who died in her nine-
teenth year, and a son, his successor,

Rice Wiggett, esq. of Geistwick, who
served the office of sheriff for the county
of Norfolk. He m. Sarah, eldest daughter
of William Bulwer, esq. of Wood Dalling,
and dying in September, 1749, was s. by his
only surviving son, William Wiggett, esq.
who inherited the Bulwer estates, and as-
sumed the surname of Bulwer.

Arms — Gu. on a chevron between three
eaglets reguardant or, as many cinquefoils

Crest — A horned wolf.

Motto — Adversis major, par secundis.

Estates — In Norfolk. A portion pos-
sessed since the Conquest.

Seat — Heydon Hall, Norfolk.



county of Herts, widow of William Earle Bulwer, esq. of Heydon, a brigadier-general.
lyFor this lady's issue, see Bulwer).


Gilbert de Lytton, son of Mary de
Lytton, named in a deed, dated 1283, and
11 Edward I. was ancestor, in a direct male

line, of

Sir Robert de Lytton, of Lytton, in
the county of Derbv, comptroller of the
household to King Henry IV. receiver-
general of the Queen's rents in her honour
of High Peak, and agister of that forest. —
His son (by his wife, Agnes, daughter of
John Hotoft, sheriff of London),

Sir Robert de Lytton, of Lytton, un-
der-treasurer of the Exchequer to Henry
VII. keeper of the great wardrobe, a mem-
ber of the privv council, and a knight of the
hath, purchased in the 7th Henry VII. the
demesne of Knebworth, of Sir Thomas
Bourchier. Sir Robert m. Elizabeth, dau.
and co-heir of John Andrews, of Weston,
in Norfolk, and relict of Thomas Windsor,*
of Stanwell, bv whom he had, (with a dau.
Fides, m. to Richard Deveneish, esq. of
Hellengleigh) a son,

William de Lytton, of Knebworth,
Governor of the castle of Bulloigne, in
France, and sheriff lor the counties of Herts


By this Thomas Windsor, Elizabeth left a

Sir Andrew Windsor, summoned to par-
liament as Raron Windsor, 31 Henev
VIII. Burke's Extinct Peerage.

and Essex, who wedded Audrey, daughter
and heiress of Sir Philip Booth, of Shrub-
land Hall, in Suffolk, by Margaret, daugh-
ter of Sir Wittin Hopton, of Swillington,
and was s. by his son,

Sir Robert Lytton, knt. of Knebworth,
and of Shrubland Hall, who served the
office of sheriff for the counties of Herts and
Essex, and was made a knight of the bath at
the coronation of Edward VI. He m. first,
Frances, daughter of Anthony Cavalery, and
secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas
Munden, and relict of Robert Burgoyne —
Sir Robert d. 4 Edward VI. leaving by his
first wife, three daughters,

Helen, m. first, to Sir Gabriel Fowler,
and secondly, to Sir John Brocket,
of Brocket Hall, Herts.
Elizabeth, m. first, to Thomas Lit-
tle, of Shrubland Hall, (jure ux-
oris) and secondly, to Edward Bar-
rett, of Bell House, in the county of
Essex. By the latter she had two
daughters ; Anne, married to Thomas
Corbet, esq. and Elizabeth, to Bramp-
ton Gurdon, esq. of Assington and
Mary, »?. first, to Thomas Harleston,
esq. and secondly, to Edward Pulter,
Sir Robert Lytton, was *. at Knebworth, by
his brother,

Rowland Lytton, esq. of Knebworth,
governor of Boulogne, who m. first, Marga-
ret daughter of John Tate, of Calais, and
son of Sir John Tate, and secondly, Anne,
daughter of George Carleton, esq. of Bright-
well in Oxford. Rowland Lytton d. in
1582 leaving a daughter, Frances, m. to
Sir Anthony Cope, and a son, his successor,
Sir Rowland Lytton, of Knebworth,
lieutenant of the county of Hertford, com-
mander of the forces of that county at Iii-
burv Fort, one of its representatives in par-



liament in the reigns of Elizabeth and
James I. and captain of the band* of gentle-
men pensioners to Queen Elizabeth. He
m. Anne, daughter of Oliver St. John, first
Lord Bletsoe, and relict of Robert Corbet,
esq. of the county of Salop, by whom he
had issue,

William (Sir), his heir.

Anne, m. to Sir William Webbe, knt.

and d. in 1612.
Judith, m. first, to Sir George Smyth,
of Annobles, in Herts, and secondly,
to Sir Thomas Barrington of Bar-
ton Hall, Essex.
Elizabeth, m. to Thomas Windham,
esq. of Felbrigge Hall, Norfolk, li-
neal ancestor of the celebrated states-
man, William Windham.
Jane, m. to Sir Charles Croft.
The son and heir,

Sir William Lytton, of Knebworth,
was one of the commissioners sent to treat
with Charles I. being then member for
Hertfordshire. He m. first, Anne, daugh-
ter and heiress of Stephen Slaney, esq. of
Norton, in the county of Salop, and secondly,
Ruth, daughter of Francis Barrington, esq.
of Barrington Hall. Sir William d. in 1600,
and left issue,

Rowland (Sir), his heir.
Margaret, m. first, to Thomas Hillers-
don, esq. of Elnstow, in Bedford-
shire, and secondly, to Sir Thomas
Hewitt, bart. of Pishobury. She d.
in 1689.
Dorothy, m. to Sir John Barrington,

bart. and d. in 1703.
Mary, m. to Sir Edward Gostwick,

bart. of Willington, Bedfordshire.
Jane, m. to Sir Thomas Bosville, knt.

* To be captain of this celebrated band, was in
Elizabeth's time, a most distinguished honor. —
" This band of Gentlemen Pensioners" (says Miss
Aikin, in her Memoirs of the Court of Queen
Elizabeth, vol. i. p. 275, of the second edition),
" the boast and ornament of the court of Queen
Elizabeth, was probably the most splendid esta-
blishment of the kind in Europe ; it was entirely
composed of the nobility and gentry, and to be ad-
mitted to serve in its ranks was, during the whole
of the reign, regarded as a distinction worthy the
ambition of young men of the highest families and
most brilliant prospects. Sir John Holies, after-
wards Earl of Clare, was accustomed to say, that
while he was a pensioner of Queen Elizabeth, he
did not know a worse man than himself in the
whole band, yet he was then in possession of an in-
heritance of ^4000." " It was the custom of that
Queen," pursues the Earl's biographer, " to cull
out of all counties of the kingdom, the gentle-
men of the greatest hopes and best fortunes and
families, and with them to fill the more honorable
rooms of her household servants, by which she
honored them, obliged their kindred and alliance,
and fortified herself."

Sir William was s. by his son,

Sir Rowland Lytton, of Knebworth,
one of the representatives of Herts in the
healing parliament of Charles II. who m.
first, Judith, daughter of Sir Humphrey
Edwards, and had, with other issue,
William (Sir).

Anne, m. to Sir Francis Russell, of
Strensham, in Worcestershire, and
d. in 1705, leaving three daughters,

1. Anne, m. first, to Richard Ly-
gon, esq. of Madresfield, in
Worcestershire ; secondly, to
Sir Henry Every, bart. of Eg-
gington, Derbyshire, and thirdly,
to Sir John Guise, bart. She d.
in 1734-5.

2. Mary, m. to Thomas Jones, esq.
of Shrewsbury.

3. Elizabeth, m. first, to William
Dansey, esq. of Brinsop ; and
secondly, to — Lloyd, esq.

Judith, m. first, to Maurice Abbot, esq.
of Fulmere, Cambridgeshire ; and se-
condly, to Sir Nicholas Strode, of
St. John's Close, Middlesex, and of
Etchingham, in Sussex. By the lat-
ter husband she was mother of
Sir George Strode, who wedded
Margaret, daughter of John
Robinson,* esq. of Guersfelt,
and had a son,
Lytton Strode, of whom
presently, as heir of the
Sir Rowland m. secondly, Rebecca, daugh-
ter and co-heir of Thomas Chapman, esq. of
Wormley, and relict of Sir Richard Lucy,
bart. by whom he had one daughter,

* ifamtlg of Koitnson, of (ffiucrsfclt.

Colonel Robinson, an active and distinguished
partizan of Charles I. was lineally descended
from Nildass Robinson, bishop of Bangor.f and
possessor of Monachan, in Mona, the ancient
patrimony of the Robinsons. This gallant cava-
lier commanded a company at the battle of Row-
ten Heath. He subsequently escaped the soldiers
of the Commonwealth, and flying from Guersfelt,
in the disguise of a labourer, gained the continent
and recovered his estates at the Restoration. He
d. in 1680, aged 65, leaving two sons,

i. John, who in. Elizabeth, daughter of Doro-
thy Lady Jefferies, and had issue,

William, of Guersfelt, who wedded
Elizabeth Lytton, niece of Sir Wil-

t This prelate was nearly allied by intermar-
riage with the Devereuxes, of Sheldon, from whom
the present viscounts of Hereford are descended,
with Edward Herbert, ancestor of Lord Herbert,
of Cherbury, with the ancient Pryces of New-
town, who trace ..their origin to Elyston Gloderidd,
Earl of Hereford, lord of all between Gay and
Severn, and one of the five royal tribes of Wales.



Rebecca, married to Anthony, Viscount
Sir Rowland d. in 1674, and was s. by bis

Sir William Lytton, of Knebworth, who
served the office of sheriff, and was M.P.
for the county of Herts. This gentleman
m. first, Mary, daughter of Sir John Harri-
son, and secondly, Phillippa, daughter of
Sir John Kelyng, knt. of Southill. He d.
s. p. 14th January, 1704-5, and was s. by
his great nephew,

Lytton Strode, esq. of Knebworth,
(refer to issue of Judith, second daughter
of the Sir Rowland Lytton, who d. in 1674)
who upon inheriting, assumed the surname
of Lytton. Mr. Strode-Lytton wedded
Bridget, daughter of Richard Mostyn, esq.
of Penbeddw, by Charlotte Digby, grand-
daughter of the celebrated Sir Kenelm Dig-
by, but dying s. p. in 1710, he was s. by his
first cousin,

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