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DUGDALE, OF MEREVALE.



489



the most elaborate of which — The Baron-
age of England, remains yet unrivalled.
Sir William wedded Margery, second dau.
of John Huntbach, esq. of Seawall, in the
county of Stafford, by whom (who died in
1681) he had issue to survive infancy,
John, his successor.
Mary, m. to Daniel White, of London.
Elizabeth, ra. first, to Elias Ashmole,

esq. secondly, to John Reynolds.
Anne, m. to Thomas Hill, of London.
Martha, m. to Edward Daniel, of Lon-
don.
Judith, in. to Heny Joyce, of London.
Jane, d. unm. in 1720.
Margery, m. to George Dod, esq.
Lettice, m. to Bruyn Radford, esq. of

London.
Helen, m. to Anthony Fitzpatrick, esq.
He died on the 10th February, 1685-6, and
was s. by his son,

Sir John Dugdale, knt. b. in 1628. This
gentleman adopting the profession of his
eminent father, was appointed Windsor
Herald in 1675, and Norroy King of Arms
in 1686, when he received the honor of
knighthood. He m. first, in 1662, Mary,
second daughter and co-heir of Alexander
Baker, gent, of New Windsor, and had
issue,

William, his heir.

Mary, m. to Anthony Townshend, esq.
of Hern, in Denbighshire.
Sir John Dugdale espoused secondly, in
1671, Elizabeth, only daughter and heiress
of Thomas Pidgeon, an alderriian of Co-
ventry, and had a daughter, Elizabeth, who
wedded, first, Thomas Skeffington, esq. of
Skeffington, and, secondly, William Hyde,
esq. of Langtoft, in Lincolnshire. He d. in
1700, and was s. by his son,

William Dugdale, esq. of Blyth Hall,
who m. in 1686, Judith, youngest daughter
of John Gough, esq. of Bushbury, in Staf-
fordshire, and had issue,
John, his successor.
William, killed by a fall from his

horse in 1733.
Elizabeth, died unmarried.
Jane, m. to Richard Geast, esq. of
Handsworth, in the county of Staf-
ford.
Judith, m. in 1710, to Francis Bickley,
esq. of Kingsbury. Their daughter,
Mary, wedded William Francis Cor-
bet Astley, esq. and was grandmother
of Sir John Dugdale Astley, bart.
Isabella, d. unmarried.
Mr. Dugdale d. 19th February, 1714, and
was s. by his elder son,

John Dugdale, esq. of Blyth Hall. This
gentleman, who was Moubray Herald Ex-
traordinary in the reigns of George I. and
George II. died s. p. 4th August, 1749,



when he bequeathed his estates to (the son
of his sister Jane,) his nephew, Richard
Geast ; and thus terminated the male line
of the great genealogist, Sir William Dug-
dale.

The family of Geste or Ghest, derives
from

John Geste or Ghest, of Handsworth, in
the county of Stafford, who was admitted
tenant of copyhold lands there, in the 12
Henry VII. He m. Margaret, daughter
and heiress of Thomas Hawkes, and great
granddaughter of Henry Hawkes, of Hop-
wode, in the county of Worcester, close to
Row Heath, in right of whom John Ghest
claimed a messuage and lands there. By
this lady he had issue,

Richard, his heir.

Laurence, of Row Heath, to whose son
William, Thomas Blount and George
Tokey, esqrs. granted Owley Grange,
in Worcestershire, for a thousand
years.
Thomas, whose son,

Edmund, having taken holy orders
acquired high distinction in the
church. He was appointed Arch-
deacon of Canterbury, in 1559,
consecrated Bishop of Roches-
ter in 1560, and constituted Bi-
shop Almoner of Salisbury, in
eleven years after. His Lord-
ship d. in 1676, and was interred
in Salisbury Cathedral, to the
dean and chapter of which, he
bequeathed his library.
The elder son,

Richard Geste, of Handsworth, d. in
1541, and was s. by his son,

John Geste, esq. of Handsworth, who
left at his decease in 1601, (with a younger
son Henry, who m. Dorothea Smallwood, of
Queyslade,) his successor,

Richard Geste, esq. of Handsworth.
This gentleman wedded, on the 4th Febru-
ary, 1595-6, Elizabeth, daughter of Roger
Cooper Piddocke, esq. of Windsor Green, in
Warwickshire, and had issue,

John, his successor.

Maria, m. in 1616, to Thomas Ashford,

esq.
Elizabeth, m. in 1625, to Abraham

Errington, esq.
Martha
Jane.

The son and heir,

John Geste, esq. b. 8th January, 1601,
resided at Hopwode, and marrying in 1627,
Joan, daughter of John Court, esq. of Stud-
ley, in the county of Warwick, was s. at his
decease in 1649, (when he was seized of
lands at Handsworth,) by his son.

Richard Geast, esq. who wedded in



490



DUGDALE, OF MEREVALE.



1663, Mary, daughter of William Spencer,
gent, of Handsworth, and had issue,
Nicholas, his heir.

Mary, m. to Humphry Wyrley, esq.
He d. in 1692, and was s. by his son,

Nicholas Geast, esq. of Handsworth,
who m. Phoebe Downing, of the family of
Sir George Downing, knt. of East Hatley,
in the county of Cambridge, and dying in
1720-1, was s. by his son,

Richard Geast, esq. of -Handsworth.
This gentleman espoused, 19th April, 1722,
Jane, second daughter of William Dugdale,
esq. of Blyth Hall, and great-grandaughter
of the Genealogist, by which lady, (who
d. in 1772,) he left at his decease in 1736,
two sons, namely,

Richard, his heir.

Henry, devisee in remainder, and exe-
cutor of his maternal uncle, John
Dugdale, esq. This gentleman wed-
ded Anne, second daughter of John,
and great-granddaughter of Thomas
Walford, esq. of Binton, in War-
wickshire, a descendant of Roger
Walford, to whom King Henry VIII.
leased the manor and lands of Cla-
verdon, in which manor part of such
lands are now vested in Henry Geast
Dugdale, esq. He had issue,

1. Richard, who d. s. p. in 1797.

2. Henry, of Bordesley Park, in
the county of Worcester, M.A.
barrister-at-law, who assumed
in 1822 the additional surname
and arms of Dugdale.

3. Jane, died unmarried.



4. Anne, m. Francis Dugdale
Astley, esq. (his second wife)
and d. s. p. in 1813.

5. Mary, d. unmarried in 1794.

6. Phcebe, d. young in 1779.
The elder son,

Richard Geast, esq. barrister-at-law,
inheriting under the will of his uncle the
Dugdale estates, assumed in 1799 the sur-
name and arms of Dugdale. He m. in
1767, Penelope-Bate, eldest daughter and
co-heir of Francis Stratford, esq. of Mere-
vale, by whom (who d. in 1819) he left at
his decease, in 1806, one son and three
daughters, viz.

Dugdale-Stratford, his heir.
Penelope, m. to Charles-James Packe,

esq. of Prestwold.
Louisa- Anne, m. to William Dilke, esq.
of Maxstoke Castle, in the county of
Warwick.
Emma.
Mr. Dugdale was s. by his only son, the
present Dugdale-Stratford Dugdale,
esq.

Arms — Quarterly ; 1st and 4th, arg. a
cross moline gu. in the first quarter, a tor-
teaux: 2nd and 3rd, arg. barryof ten arg.
and az. over all a lion rampant gu.

Crest — A griffin's head and wings en-
dorsed or.

Motto — Pestis patriae pigrities.

Estates — In Warwickshire.

Town Residence — 23, Lower Brooke
Street.

Seat — Merevale Hall, near Atherstone.



491



CONROY, OF LLANBRYNMAIR.




CONROY, SIR JOHN, knt. D.C.L. of Bettyfield, in the county of Roscommon, and

of Llanbrynmair, in Montgomeryshire, b. 21st October,
1786, m. Elizabeth, daughter and sole heir of Major-
general Benjamin Fisher, niece of the late Right Rev.
John Fisher, D.D. Lord Bishop of Salisbury, (precep-
tor to their late Royal Highnesses the Princess Charlotte
of Wales, and the Duke of Kent) and woman of the bed-
chamber to the Duchess of Kent, by whom he has issue,

^— — ? Edward, b. in 1809, attached to the British Mission at

N^ ^ f Brussells.

Arthur-Benjamin, b. in 1813, deceased.
Stephen-Rowley, b. in 1815, a lieutenant in the Cold-
stream Guards.
Henry-George, b. in 1817.
Jane-Eliza.
Victoire-Marie-Louise.

This gentleman, who is a captain upon the retired list of
the royal artillery, was made a knight-commander of the
Guelphic Order by King George IV. He is equerry
and private secretary to H.R.H. the Duchess of Kent,
and was equerry to his late R.H. the Duke of Kent, and'
a commissioner of the late Colonial audit-board. Sir John
is a magistrate for the county of Montgomery, for which
shire he has been excused serving the office of sheriff.




mintage.



By reference to the records in the office
of the Ulster king at arms, it is established
that the Milesian house of Conroy, which
was formerly written Mulconry, O'Mul-
conry, and O'Malconaire, is of great an-
tiquity, and assumes its descent from Niullus
Magnus, monarch of Ireland. It enjoyed for
many successive generations the hereditary
office of seanchie, or herald to the kings of
Connaught.

The early part of the pedigree is to be
found in the registry entitled " Funeral
Entries," one of the books of record in the
Irish college of arms, for 1637, when the
funeral and lineage of Moylin O'Mulconry,
esq. was duly established and registered as
the forty-third in lineal descent of this
ancient family, and received as such, the
warranty, dated 6th July, 1638, of Thomas
Preston, then Ulster king at arms. From
this

Moylin O'Mulconry, esq. descended,
altering their surnames, Thorna O'Mul-
conry, esq. John Conry, or Mulconry,
esq. and Charles Conry, esq. who had a
regrant from Charles II. dated 10th August,
1678, of various lands in the county of



Roscommon, being the residue of the
property spared by the confiscations to
which the Irish families had been so re-
peatedly subject; and of these the Conroys
were deprived of a further portion in con-
sequence of their adhesion to the cause of
James II. Charles Conry was succeeded by
his son,

Fearfassa Conry, esq. of Bettyfield, in
the county of Roscommon, who died in 1746,
and was s. by his son,

John Conroy, esq. b. in 1704. This
gentleman espoused Elizabeth, daughter
and sole heiress of Robert Fowke, esq. who
was, by marriage of his great-grandfather
with Elizabeth, daughter and co-heiress of
John Lyttleton, esq. of Holbeach, a repre-
sentative of branches of the distinguished
houses, whose arms the Conroy family are
entitled to quarter. Mr. Conroy died in
1769, and was s. by his only son,

John Ponsonby Conroy, esq. born in
1761, who wedded Margaret, daughter of
Francis Vernon Wilson, esq. of Tully, in
the county of Longford, and dying in 1797,
left issue,



492



CUSTANCE, OF WESTON.



John, his heir, the present Sir John
Conroy, of Llanbrynmair.

George, b. in 1788, who died unm.

Llewellin, b. in 1790, in the Hon. East
India Company's Service, Aide-de-
camp to the Governor-General of
India, and Commandant of the Mi-
litia at Calcutta, who m. Claudine,
daughter of — Palmer, esq. of Cal-
cutta, and left issue, at his decease,
two sons,

1. John- Augustus.

2. George.

William, b. in 1794, deceased.
Dean-Josias, b. in 1798, a major in the



army, who was drowned in January
1828.
Laetitia, who d. unmarried.

Arms — Azure, a hand, book and pen, or.

Quarterings. — Sir John Conroy quarters
the arms of many of the most eminent
houses in England, including Lyttleton,
Fitzwarin, Grey, Talbot, Neville, Bigod,
Clavering, &c. &c.

Crest — A wreath of laurel.

Motto — L'antiquit6 ne peut pas l'abolir.

Estates — Corcloughernough, Bettyfield,
&c. in the county of Roscommon ; Llan-
brynmair, in Montgomeryshire.

Residence — Kensington, Middlesex.



CUSTANCE, OF WESTON.



CUSTANCE, HAMBLETON-THOMAS, esq. of Weston House, in the county
of Norfolk, b. 12th February, 1779, m. 1 1 th February, 1809, Mary, only daughter of
the late Miles Bower, esq. and niece of John-Bower Jodrell, esq. of Henbury Hall, in
Cheshire, by whom he has issue,

Hambleton-Francis, b. 8th November, 1809.
William-Neville, b. 24th October, 1811, an officer in the army.
Emily-Susanna.

Mr. Custance, who is a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for the county of Norfolk, s.
to the estates upon the demise of his father, 13th August, 1822.

ILmtage.




Robert Custance, who possessed estates
in Norwood Barningham, Winter Barning-
ham, and Bodham, Norfolk, died in 1549,
leaving (with a younger son, Edmund, who
wedded Cicely, daughter of John Palmer,
esq. of Winter Barningham) his successor,



William Custance, b. in 1533, who m.
Frances, daughter of Thomas Bacon, esq.
and was s. at his decease, 6th September,
1601, by his son,

William Custance, esq. b. in 1570, who
espoused his cousin, Katherine, daughter of
Clement Bacon, esq. of Gresham, in Nor-
folk, and d. in 1621, leaving a son and suc-
cessor,

William Custance, esq. b. in 1599. This
gentleman espoused Cicely, daughter of —
A thill, esq. of Geistwick, and died 28th
June, 1649. His son and heir,

William Custance, esq. b. 17th June,
1632, m. Bridget, daughter of the Rev. Mr.
Atkins, and had (with an elder son, William,
who married and left issue, which is now
extinct) a second son,

John Custance, an eminent merchant
and alderman of Norwich, who purchased
in 1726, the Weston estates. He m. Sarah,
daughter and co-heiress of John Hambleton,
esq. of Banham, in Norfolk, by whom (who
d. 22nd November, 1756) he had issue.



0L1PHANT, OF CONDIE.



493



Hambleton, his heir.

Sarah, m. in 1736, to Anthony Norris,
esq. of Barton Turf, in Norfolk.
Mr. Custance d. 31st May, 1752, and was
buried in St. Andrew's Church, Norwich.
His son and heir,

Hambleton Custance, esq. of Weston,
b. in 1715, m. Susannah, daughter and
heiress of John Press, alderman of Norwich,
by whom (who died in 1761) he had

John, his heir.

Susanna, m. to Sir Thomas Durrant,
bart. of Scottow.
Mr. Custance, who was high sheriff in 1753,
died 15th April, 1757, and was interred in
St. Andrew's, Norwich. He was s. by his
son,

John Custance, esq. of Weston, b. in
1749, who wedded Frances, second daugh-
ter of Sir William Beauchamp Proctor,
bart. of Langley Park, by whom he had
five sons and three daughters, viz.

Hambleton Thomas, his heir.

George, lieutenant-colonel Honorable



East India Company's Service, who
d. unmarried, in 1814.
William, b. 18th September, 1781.
John, in holy orders, b. 6th May, 1787.
Neville, a captain in the army, b. 28th

February, 1790.
Frances- Anne, vi. to Robert Marsham,

esq. of Stratton Strawless.
Emily, m. to the Rev. B. Edwards,

rector of Ashill.
Charlotte, d. young.
Mr. Custance, who was a gentleman of the
privy chamber, d. 13th August, 1822, and
was s. by his eldest son, the present Ham-
bleton Thomas Custance, esq. of Weston.
Arms — Or, an eagle displayed gu. charged
on the breast with a star of six points of the
first.

Crest — A demi eagle displayed, as in the
arms.

Motto — Appetitus rationi pareat.
Estates — In the parishes of Weston, Mor-
ton, Lyng, Paston, and South Lyng, in
Norfolk, purchased in 1726.

Seat — Weston House, near Norwich.



OLIPHANT, OF CONDIE.

OLIPHANT, LAURENCE, esq. of Condie, and Newton, both in the county of
Perth, b. 2'^nd June, 1791, m. first, in 1814, Eliza, second daughter of Hercules Ross,
esq. of Rossie Castle, in Forfarshire, by whom, who died in 1820, he had no issue.
He espoused secondly, in 1825, Margaret G. Barrett, relict of Samuel Barrett, esq.
of Jamaica. Mr. Oliphant, who succeeded to the estates upon the demise of his father
in 1806, represents the borough of Perth in parliament.

Utnragc.




David Olifard, the first of this ancient
family on record, served in the army of
King Stephen against the Empress Maud,
anno 1141, and having, during the war,
rescued from an ambuscade David I. of
Scotland, who had espoused the opposite



cause, received from that monarch a grant
of the lands of Craihng and Smallham, in
Roxburghshire ; and had the honor of being
the earliest justiciary of Scotland of whom
any record appears. He was s. at his de-
cease, by his eldest son,

David Olifard, who died towards the
close of the twelfth century, leaving a son
and successor,

Sir Walter Olifard, who acquired
great popularity as justiciary of Lothian, for
more than twenty years under Alexander
II. " No person," says Douglas, " during
that period in Scotland, was more trusted
in public council or private affairs, or was
more worthy of trust than Walter Olifard."
He died in 1242, and was honorably in-
terred in the choir of the Abbey of Mel-
rose. By his wife, Christian, daughter of



494



OLTPHANT, OF CONDIE.



the Earl of Strathern, he left a son and heir,

Walter Olifard, also justiciary of Lo-
thian, whose eldest son,

Sir William Oliphant, of Aberdalgy,
submitted to Edward I. in 1297. This
knight, the gallant defender of Stirling Cas-
tle, died* in 1329, and was s. by his son,

Sir Walter Oliphant, of Aberdalgy,
who wedded Elizabeth, youngest daughter
of Robert I. as appears from a charter of
King David II. to " Waltero, dilecto et
fideli suo, pro bono servitio nobis impenso,
et Elizabethan, sponste suae, delectae sorori
nostra ;" regranting them the lands of Turin
in Forfarshire. The son and heir,

Walter Oliphant, of Aberdalgy,espoused
Mary, daughter of Sir Robert Erskine, of
Erskine, and had two sons, John Sir), his
heir, and Malcolm, of Hasleside, in Ayr-
shire ; by the elder,

Sir John Oliphant, he was succeeded.
This gentleman, who was knighted by Ro-
bert II. m. first, a daughter of Sir William
Borthwick, of that Ilk, and had one son,
William, his heir. He wedded, secondly,
a daughter of Sir Thomas Home, of Home,
and had another son, Thomas, ancestor of
the Oliphantsof Kelly, in Fife. Sir John died
about the year 1420, and was s. by his son,

Sir William Oliphant, of Aberdalgy,
living in 1423, who m. Isabel, daughter of
John Stewart, of Innermeath, Lord of Lord,
and was s. by his son,

Sir John Oliphant, of Aberdalgy. This
gentleman took part with the Ogilvys in
their feud with the Lindseys, and was slain
in the rencounter between the contending
parties at Arbroath in 1445, when the Earl
of Crawfurd also fell. He espoused Isabel,
daughter of Walter Ogilvy, esq. of Auch-
terhouse, and had issue,

Laurence (Sir), his heir.

James.

Margaret, m. to William Wardlaw,

esq. of Torrie, in Fife.
Isabel, m. o Alexander Blair, of Bal-
thyock.
The eldest son,

Sir Laurence Oliphant, of Aberdalgy,
sate in parliament as a Baron, who wedded
the Lady Isabel Hay, youngest dau. of Wil-
liam, first Earl of Errol, and had three sons,
John, his heir.

William, who wedded Christian, only
child and heiress of Alexander Suther-
land, of Duffus, and thereby acquired
the lands of Berriedale.
George
His Lordship died about the year 1500, and
was s. by his eldest son,

John, second Lord Oliphant, who m.



* His tombstone is still preserved in Aberdalgy
cnurch yard.



Lady Elizabeth Campbell, third daughter of
Colin, first Earl of Argyle, and had two sons,
Colin.

Laurence, abbot of Inchaffray, who fell
at Flodden.
The elder,

Colin, Master Oliphant, espoused Lady
Elizabeth Keith, second daughter of Wil-
liam, third Earl Marishall, and had issue,
Laurence, who s. his grandfather, in
1516, as third Lord ; and from him
descended the Lords Oliphant.
William.
The Master of Oliphant %vas slain with his
brother at the field of Flodden. His second



son,



William Oliphant acquired, in 1543, the
lands of Newton, part of the present Mr.
Oliphant's estate. He married his cousin the
dau. and heiress of Sir William Oliphant,
of Berriedale, in Caithness, and thereby ac-
quired those and various other possessions.
The grandson of William Oliphant, and the
heiress of Berriedale, was

Laurence Oliphant, esq. first of Condie,
(an estate purchased in 1601) wedded Miss
Murray, of Tullibardine, ancestor of the
Athol family, by whom he had issue,

1. Laurence, whom. Marriot, daughter
and heiress of Sir John Blackadder,
of Tullialan, and thereby disobliging
his father was in a great measure
disinherited.

2. Thomas, who had the lands of Rossie.
and was ancestor of the Oliphants
of that place.

3. William, whom. Eslpeth, daughter of
Sir Henry Stirling, bart. of Ardoch.
This gentleman subsequently sold
his portion of the estate to his elder
brother.

4. James, ancestor of the Oliphants of
Kinneder in Fife.

5. Colin.

Laurence, first of Condie, being displeased
as stated above, by the marriage of his
eldest son, bequeathed his extensive es-
tates among his younger children. The
disinherited son,
Laurence Oliphant, esq. second of Condie,
was succeeded, at his decease, by his son,

Laurence Oliphant, esq. third of Condie,
who wedded Helen, sister of Sir James
Wemyss, bart. of Bogie, by whom he had,
with several other children, a son and heir,

Laurence Oliphant, esq. fourth of Con-
die, who m. Jeannette Meldrum, daughter of
Meldrum,of Lethers, in the county of Aber-
deen, (whose half sister, Mary Ogilvie, wed-
ded, Charles, seventh Lord Oliphant), and
had a son and successor,

Laurence Oliphant, esq. fifth of Con-
die, who dying early in life, his widow
espoused the last Drummond, of Invermay,
which gentleman bequeathed to his wife's



RASHLEIGH, OF MENABILLY.



405



son, Laurence Oliphant, a considerable
fortune. This lady married for her third
husband, James Oliphant, esq. second son
of Gask. Condie was s. at his decease by
his only son,

Laurence Oliphant, esq. sixth of Condie,
who espoused Miss Oliphant, of Gask, sister
to his mother's third husband, and was suc-
ceeded by his only son,

Laurence Oliphant, esq. seventh of Con-
die. This gentleman married Margaret,
daughter of Anthony Murray, esq. of Dol-
lorie, by whom he had issue,

Ebenezer, his heir.

Margaret, in. to George Graeme, esq. of
Inchbreakie.

Grace.

Helen.
Mr. Oliphant was drowned crossing the river
May, and was s. by his only son,

Ebenezer Oliphant, esq. eighth of
Condie, married in 1790, Mary, third daugh-
ter of Sir William Stirling, bart. of Ardoch,
and had issue,

Laurence, his heir.

William, who died in India.

Anthony, b. in 1793, His Majesty's



attorney-general at the Cape of Good
Hope, who in. Miss Campbell, daugh-
ter of Colonel Campbell, and has one
son,
Laurence.
James, resident engineer Hyderbad,
who m. Lucy, daughter of — Maid-
man, esq. of the East India Com-
pany's service, by whom, who died
in 1832, he has five children.
Thomas.
Mr. Oliphant died in 1806, and was s. by
his eldest son, the present Laurence Oli-
phant, esq. of Condie and Newton, M.P. for
Perth.

Arms — Gu. three crescents argent, within
a bordure, quartering the ensigns of Stir-
ling, of Ardoch, for the present possessor's
mother, of Blackadder for the heiress of
Tullialan, also Duffus and Chyne for the
heiress of Berridale.

Crest — A unicorn's head, couped, arg.
armed and maned or.

Supporters — Two elephants ppr.

Motto — Altiora peto.

Estates — In Perthshire.

Seat — Condie, in the county of Perth.



RASHLEIGH, OF MENABILLY.



RASHLEIGH, WILLIAM, esq. of Menabilly, in the county of Cornwall, some
time member of parliament for the borough of Fowey, m. first, Rachael, daughter of
William Stackhouse, esq. of Trehane, but has no surviving issue by that lady. He es-
poused secondly, Caroline, daughter of Henry Hinxman, esq. of Ivychurch, in the
county of Wilts, and has issue.

Hincaqe.




The Rashleighs of Menabilly are a
younger branch of the ancient family of
Rashleigh, of Rashleigh, in Devonshire.
The first that came into Cornwall was



John Rashleigh, who settled as a mer-
chant at Fowey, about the middle of the
sixteenth century. He in. Rice, daughter
of William Lanyon, esq. and dying 10th
August, 1582, left, with six daughters, one
son, his successor,

John Rashleigh, esq. who erected the
mansion at Menabilly, the beautiful seat at
which the family have continued ever since
to reside. He was member for Fowey, in
the 31st and 39th of Elizabeth, and died in
1624, leaving by his wife, Alice, daughter
of Richard Bonythorn, esq. of Carclew,
several children, of whom the second son,

Jonathan Rashleigh, esq. (on the death
of his elder brother, John, without issue)
succeeded to the property. This gentleman



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RASHLEIGH, OF MENABILLY.



like his father, represented the borough of
Fowey, in several parliaments. He d. in
1675, having had by his second wife, Mary,
daughter of John Harris, esq. of Radford,
near Plymouth, a son (who died before him-
self), namely,

John Rashleigh, who m. Joan, daugh-
ter of John Pollexfen, esq. of Merth-
combe, and left, with several other
children,
Jonathan, successor to his grand-
father.
Mr. Rashleigh was s. by his grandson,

Jonathan Rashleigh, esq. of Menabilly,
who served the office of sheriff for Corn-
wall, in the 2nd of King James II. He m.
Sarah, eldest daughter of Sir John Carew,
bart. of Antony, and had issue,
Philip, who d. s. p. in 1736.
Jonathan, who continued the line of

the family.
Sarah, m. to Carolus Pole, brother of

Sir William Pole.
Jane, d, unmarried.
Rachael, m. to the Rev. John Hawkins,



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