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Rev. Richard Nanney, of Cefn deu-
ddr, in Merionethshire, rector of
Llanaelhaiarn,vicar of Clynnog, regis-
trar and a canon of Bangor Cathe-
Catherine, m. 6th November, 1738, to
Francis Lloyd, of Monachdy, in
Anglesey, M. B. son of Richard
Lloyd, esq. of Rhosbeirio, in that
Mr. Wynne served the office of sheriff of
Carnarvonshire, in 1718. He d. in 1721,
and was s. by his only son,

William Wynne, esq. of Wern, b. in
1708, sheriff of Carnarvonshire in 1735,
and of Merionethshire, in 1750, who wed-
ded in June, 1744, Ellinor, daughter, and
at length heiress of the Rev. Griffith Wil-
liams, of Llandegwning and Aberkin, in
Carnarvonshire, by whom (w)io survived
him, espoused Evan Evans, esq. of Pen-
bryn, in the same county, and died in 1804)
he had, with a daughter Ellinor, who d. an
infant in 1748, an only son and successor,
at his decease, 13th April, 1766,

William Wynne, esq. of Wern, b. in
1745, who m. in Dec. 1771, Jane, eldest
daughter and sole heiress of Edward Wil-
liams, esq. of Peniarth, in Merionethshire
by Jane, viscountess dowager Bulkeley,*
his wife, and had issue,
William, his heir.

Richard-Owen, m. Miss Sarah Pearce,
by whom he had an only daughter,
who died young. He died in 1821.
Jane, m. in 1794, to John Hornby, esq.
of the Hook, in Hampshire, and of
Portland Place, London.
Elizabeth, wife of Charles James Ap-
perley, esq.
Mr. Wynne was sheriff of Merionethshire
in 1772, and of Montgomeryshire, in the
following year. He died 20th July, 1796
and was s. by his eldest son, the present
William Wynne, esq. of Peniarth.

Arms — First and fourth, Ermine, on a
saltier gules, a crescent, or, for Wynne.
Second and third, vert, three eagles dis-
played, in fess or, for Owen Gwynedd.

Crest — On a chapeau, a boar passant arg.
fretty gules.

Estates — In the parishes of Llanegrin,
Celynin, and Towyn, in Merionethshire ;
of Cemmaes, in Montgomeryshire ; and of
Penmachno, in the county of Carnarvon

Seat — Peniarth, in Merionethshire.

* Eldest daughter and sole heiress of Lewis
Owen, esq. of Peniarth.


ALINGTON, MARMADUKE, esq. of Swinhope, in the county of Lincoln, m. Ann,

daughter of the Rev. John Emeris, of Louth, in the same
shire, and has issue,

George-Marmaduke, m. Mary, daughter of Matthew
Bancroft Lister, esq. of Burwell Park, in the county
of Lincoln, and has George-Hugh, Charles-Argen-
tine, and Sophy-Anne.

Henry, who has assumed the surname and arms of Pye,
in compliance with the testamentary injunction of
Mrs. Sarah Rowe, who bequeathed to him an estate
at Bosbury, in Herefordshire, derived from the Pye
family. He m. Charlotte, daughter of John Yarburgh,
esq. of Frampton, in the county of Lincoln, and has
a daughter.

John, in holy orders.

Hildebrand-William, a merchant at Boston, who m.
Catherine Overton, of Louth, in Lincolnshire.

Richard-Pye, student, at Cambridge.

Ann, m. to the Rev. William Cooper, of West Rasen,
in Lincolnshire.





William Alington, esq. high sheriff of
the counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon,
in the reign of Edward IV., descended
from Sir Hildebrand de Alington, under
marshal to William the Conqueror at Hast-
ings, wedded Elizabeth, only daughter and
heiress of John de Argentine, fifth Baron
Argentine, and thus acquired the manor of
VYigmondley, in the county of Hertford,
held in grand sergeanty, by service of pre-
senting the first cup at the coronation of
the kings of England ; which service was
claimed and allowed at the coronation of
King James II. and has ever since been
performed by the lords of that manor. From
this William Alington and Elizabeth de
Argentine, lineally descended,

Sir Giles Alington, high sheriff for the
counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon,
3rd and 11th of Henry VIII. who m.
Mary, only daughter and heiress of Sir
Richard Gardiner, and had with other issue,

1. Giles, of Horsheath, in the county
of Cambridge ; high sheriff of that
shire, in 22nd of Henry VIII. and
of Huntingdon in the 37th of the
same monarch. Mr. Arlington ap-
pears to have attended King Henry
\ III. as master of the ordnance at
the siege of Bullogne, by the in-
scription of a clock which he brought
from that siege, and affixed over the
offices at Horseheath Hall, in which
was the alarm bell of the garrison
of Bullogne. His direct descendant,

William, of Horseheath Hall, was
elevated to the peerage of Ire-
land as Baron Alington ofKil-
lard, on the 28th July, 1642.
Lord Alington was s. by his son,
William, second baron, who
was created a peer of Eng-
land, 5th December, 1682,
by the title of Baron Al-
ington, of Wymondeley,
in the county of Herts. His
only son and successor in
Giles Alington, third
lord dying in minority,
anno 1691, the English
peerage expired, while
that of Ireland reverted
to his uncle, the Hon.
Hildebrand Alington.
(See Burke's Extinct

2. George, of whose line we are about
to treat.

4. Richard, \ both founders of families.

The second son,

George Alington, esq. was ancestor of
George Alington, esq. of Swinhope, in

the county of Lincoln, who, dying in 1633,

left the large property in that shire, of which

he was possessed, to his nephew,

Henry Alington, esq. of Swinhope, who

m. the daughter of Sir Maximilian Dalyson,

of Kent, and devised his estates to his two


1. Hugh, who espoused, in 1688, Jane,
daughter of Sir Martin Lister, of
Burwell, and had an only surviving
daughter, Barbara, m. at an early
age to Richard Pye, esq. a younger
son of Sir Robert Pye, of Faringdon,
from whom the Sarah Rowe who
bequeathed her estate to the present
Mr. Alington's second son, derived
her descent.

2. Henry.
The second son,

Henry Alington, esq. of Swinhope, had
(with another son Marmaduke, who died
unm.) a son and successor,

William Alington, esq. of Swinhope,
who m. Elizabeth, sister of Sir Thomas
Cookes Winford, of Glasshampton, in the
county of Worcester, and niece of Sir
Thomas Cookes, founder of Worcester
College, Oxford, and had (with another son,
Hildebrand, who died unmarried, and a
daughter, m. to Mr. Threader), a son,

Henry Alington, esq. of Swinhope,
who m. Frances, daughter cf Robert Baron,
esq. of Letchworth, in Herts, by whom (who
d. in 1809) he had issue,
Marmaduke, his heir.
William, in holy orders, who m. Sarah,
daughter of John Williamson, esq.
of Baldock, in Hertfordshire, and
had, with a daughter, a son, John,
who wedded Eliza, daughter of Sir
Thomas Plumer, late Master of the
Henry, of Hertford.
Mary, m. to Colonel George Maddison,
and had an only son, George Wilson

Sarah, m. to the Rev. John Robinson,
of Faldingworth.
Mr. Alington was s. by his eldest son, Mar-
maduke Alington, esq. the present repre-
sentative of the family.

Arms — Sa. a bend engrailed between six
billets arg.

Crest — A talbot passant, ermine.

Estates — In Lincolnshire.

Heat — Swinhope, near Binbrook.



ABNEY, WILLIAM WOTTON, esq. of Measham Hall, in the county of Derby,
b. 5th January, 1807, m. rith May, 1828, Helen-John-Sinclair, eldest daughter of
James Buchanan, esq. of Blair- Vadock, in the county of Dumbarton, by Lady Janet
Sinclair, his wife, daughter of James, late Earl of Caithness.

Mr. Abney inherited the estates at the decease of his grandfather, in 1827.


The family of Abney, originally D'Au-
bigny, is of great antiquity in the county of
Derby, where they were seated at Abney
in the Peak, (to which doubtless they gave
the name) about the time of the Conquest.

John de Abeney, living at Wivelislie, in
the year 1318, was father of

William de Abeney, whose son,

John de Abeney, espoused about the
year 1400, the elder co-heir of William de
Ingewardeby, of Willesleye,* and acquired
thereby, the manors of Willesley, and Pot-
lock, in Derbyshire, with lands in Packing-

* The family of Wiveleslie, (the ancient name
of Willesley) was possessed of the lordship at a
very early period. In the year 1160,

Michael de Wiveleslie was lord of the manor,
and granted lands to John de Yngwereby, then
living at Willesley. The son of this John,

William de Ingwereby, wedded about the
year 1290, Albreda de Wiveleslie, daughter of
Michael, and sister of Ado de Wiveleslie, and
obtained the rest of the lands together with the
lordship. They were succeeded by their son,

Nicholas de Ingwerebv, whose grandson,

William de Ingewardeby, left two daughters,
co-heirs to his estates. The elder married John
de Abeney, as in the text; the younger espoused
Thomas Stokes, esq. of Tamworth.

ton, in the county of Leicester. He was s.
by his son,

William de Abeney, lord of Willesley,
who was s. by his son,

John de Abeney, who d. in 1505, and
was s. by his son,

George de Abney, of Willesley, who
wedded Ellen, daughter of John de Wolse-
ley, of Wolseley, in the county of Stafford,
and had, with other issue,

1. George, d. s. p.

2. James, of Willesley, who m. Mary,
daughter and heir of Henry Milward,
esq. of Dowbridge, and was father of

George, who wedded Margaret,
daughter and co-heir of Michael
Lowe, esq. of Tymore, in the
county of Stafford, and dying at
the advanced age of ninety-five,
in 1645, was s. by his eldest son,
James, of Willesley, high-
sheriff of the county of Der-
by in 1631, and member of
parliament for Leicester.
This gentleman espoused
Jane, daughter of Edward
Mainwaring, esq. of Whit-
more, in the county of Staf-
ford, and was s. at his de-
cease, aged ninety-four, by
his eldest surviving son,f

t Thomas Abney, his younger son, settled in
the city of London, and filled the highest munici-
pal offices. He was chosen alderman in 1693,
and in that year was one of the sheriffs. In 1700
he attained the civic chair, and was subsequently
elected to parliament by the city. He. was knighted
by King William, having during his mayoralty,
rendered important services to him and to the
protestant cause, and was one of the principal
founders of the Bank of England. Sir Thomas
died aged eighty-three, father of the City of Lon-
don, president of St. Thomas's Hospital, and one
of the directors of the Bank of England. He m.
Mary, sister and co-heir of Thomas Gunston, an
eminent merchant of London, and lord of the
manor of Stoke Newington, and left one son and
three daughters, all of whom died issueless.



Edward (Sir), LLD. a
judge of the court of
King's Bench, high
sheriff of the county of
Derby, and M. P. for
Leicester, who died in
1631, aged ninety-six.
His second son, and
eventual representative,
Thomas (Sir), an emi-
nent lawyer, and
one of the judges
of the Common
Pleas, died of the
remarkable jail fe-
ver in 1750, and
was s. by his only

Thomas, whom.
Parnell, dau.
and co-heir of
George Villi-
ers, esq. of
Hanbury, in
the county of
Stafford, and
dying in 1790,
left an only
dau. and heir,
ney, who
m. Gene-
ral Sir
bait, and
the es-
tate of
to her
She was
mother of
the pre-
sent Sir
3. Robert.
The third son,

Robert Abney, esq. who obtained from
his father the estate of Newton Burguland,
m. Arthurine, daughter of Robert Howe,
esq. of Hertforshire, and dying in 1602, left
a son and successor,

Thomas Abney, esq. of Newton Burgu-
land, who wedded Anne, daughter of Robert
Smith, esq. of Lockington, and had issue,
Kobert, who d. s. p.
The second son,

Thomas Abney, esq. settled in London,

and became eventually heir of his brother.
He wedded first, Anne, daughter of George
Ullock, esq. of Measham, in the county of
Derby, and had a son, Thomas. He es-
poused secondly, Susannah, daughter of
George Swindale, esq. of Ashby-de-la-
Zouche, and had, with other issue, a son,

Robert Abney, esq. born in 1672, who
m. Mary, second daughter of W. Webb,
esq. of flamstal, Redware, in the county of
Stafford, and had issue,

1. Robert, of Oldbury, near Birming-
ham, who left an only daughter and

Susannah, second wife of Roger
Holmes, esq. of Walsall.

2. George, whose line is now Extinct.

3. William, of whom presently.
The third son,

William Abney, esq. of the Inner Tem-
ple, purchased the estate of Measham, and
erected the family mansion there. This gen-
tleman b. 25th November, 1713, lived like
many of his predecessors to an advanced
period of life, and died, after filling all the
duties of a country gentleman in the most
exemplary manner, at the age of eighty-
seven, in the year 1800. Mr. Abney was
one of the last of that old fashioned race
of English proprietors, who now only sur-
vive amongst the writers of Romance. After
refusing a seat upon the Bench, he resided
constantly upon his estate in the country,
performing all the duties of a magistrate
firmly, humanely, and actively. His chief
pleasure arose from expending little upon
himself, and assisting his poorer neighbours,
maintaining at the same time a most hos-
pitable establishment; all within his im-
mediate vicinity, tenantry and neighbours
were alike welcomed with a truly patri-
archal reception. His carriage, built at
the coronation of George III. was drawn
by four long tailed horses and driven by a
coachman, above fifty years in the family.
His domestics had grow r n grey in his service,
and it was curious to see him waited upon
by four or five tottering servants of nearly
his own age, who regarded him more as
a brother than a master. His liveries cor-
responded with the other parts of his
establishment — long shoulder knots, with
sleeves and waistcoat pockets of the fashion
of the preceding century. He was a man
of very vigorous mind, a Whig of the
revolution, and in 1793, discoursed of the
actors in that great event with the famili-
arity of a contemporary. His attachment
to the House of Hanover was almost ido-
latrous, and his proudest boast was his
having headed a party to oppose the Che-
valier when at Derby on his advance south-
ward. The utility of a personage in a local
district endowed with so much public spirit,

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and gifted with a mind so liberally and no-
bly constructed is attested by the direction
which he gave to the fortunes of two men
who rose to considerable eminence, and
whose course was attended by great national
prosperity. The first, Wilkes of Measham,
distinguished as a cotton spinner, and the
partner of the late Sir Robert Peel, was
indebted to Mr. Abney for the means of
bringing his abilities and industry into
activity. The second, William Salt of Tot-
tenham, was one of the children of a nu-
merous family of a widowed tenant of Mr.
Abney, whom he first educated, and sub-
sequently apprenticed to the ribbon trade
in Coventry, This gentleman, ljke Wilkes,
accumulated a great and honorable for-

Mr. Abney,* espoused Catherine, daugh-
ter and heiress of Thomas Wotton, esq.
of Little Cannons, in the county of Herts,
and had four sons and two daughters, viz.

i. Robert, )

ii. Edward, \ successive proprietors.

Iv." WillS'n, \ both <L ™amed.
v. Mary, m. to John Swinfen, esq. of

Svvynfen, in Staffordshire.
vi. Catharine, m. to the Rev. Thomas
Burnaby, of Assfordby, in Leices-
He was s. at his decease by his eldest son,

Robert Abney, esq. of Measham, b.
29th October, 1748, who wedded Anne,
daughter of the Rev. Philip Bracebridge,
and co-heir of her uncle Samuel Bracebridge,
esq. of Lindley Hall, in the county of War-
wick, (see page 272) by whom he acquired
that estate, and was residing there at the
time of his father's death. By this lady he
had Samuel Bracebridge, who died s. p.
and a daughter,

Anne, who m. Samuel B. Heming, esq.
Mr. Abney, who served the office of sheriff
for the county of Warwick in 1777, was

* He si rved the office of sheriff for Leices-
tershire at the age of seventy-eight, hy proxy.

succeeded in his paternal fortune, at his
demise, by his brother,

Edward Abney, esq. of Measham Hall,
b. 8th February, 1751. This gentleman, of
genuine old English hospitality, married
twice, but had no surviving issue by his first
wife ; by the second, Hephzibah, daughter
of Samuel Need, esq. of Nottingham, he

i. William-Wotton, a captain in the
Royal Horse Guards Blue, who m.
Elizabeth, daughter of W. Richard-
son, esq. of the county of York, and
dying in the lifetime of his father
left, with other issue,

William-Wotton, who succeeded
his grandfather, and is the pre-
sent proprietor.
Edward-Henry, who m. 31st Jan-
uary, 1833, Catherine, eldest
daughter of Jediah Strutt, esq.
of Belpar, in the county of
ii. Edward, who m. in 1822, Ellen,
fourth daughter of Hyla Holden, esq.
of Wednesbury, in the county of
Stafford, and has two daughters, viz.
in. Elizabeth, m. to Henry Walker,
esq. of Blyth Hall, Nottinghamshire.
Mr. Abney died in 1827, and was s. by his
grandson, the present William-Wotton
Abney, esq. of Measham Hall.

Arms — Or, on a chief gu. a lion passant
arg. Quartering the ensigns of Wotton
and Clarke, viz. for Wotton, azure three
martlets arg. and for Clarke, arg. on a bend
gu. between three pellets, as many swans,
of the field.

Crest — A demi-lion rampant or, a pellet
between the paws.

Motto — Fortiter et honeste.

Estates — In Measham, Derbyshire; in
Heather, Shalkertone and Swepstone, Lei-

Seat— Measham Hall, Derbyshire.



POLLEN-BOILEAU, The Rev. GEORGE-POLLEN, of Little Bookham, in the

county of Surrey, b. 14th August, 1798, m. 14th Feb-
ruary, 1824, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir James Hall,
bart. and grandaughter maternally of Dunbar, fourth
Earl of Selkirk, by whom he has issue,

John-Douglas, b. 26th November, 1824.
Charles-Edward, b. 16th January, 1828.

This gentleman, whose patronymic is Boileau, having
inherited the estates of the Pollens, at the decease of
his maternal grandfather, the Rev. George Pollen, in
1812, assumed the additional surname and arms of that


Edward Pai'lyn, of London, merchant,
the descendant of a Lincolnshire family,
died about the year 1636, leaving a son,

John Paulyn of London, merchant, who
m. Anne, daughter of William Bernard, esq.
of Bristol, and widow of Nicholas Venables,
esq. M.P. for Andover, by whom he had a
son and successor.

John Paulyn, esq. of Andover, M.P. for
that borough, and high Sheriff for the county
of Hants. This gentleman espoused first,
Frances, daughter and heiress of Edward
Exton, esq. and had an only surviving child
Edward. He m. secondly, Elizabeth, dau.
of Philip Jackson, esq. and had several
children, but all died young. He wedded
thirdly, Mary, daughter of Edward Sher-
wood esq. of East Hundred, Berkshire, and
had one son and one daughter, to survive, viz.
John, who was bred to the bar, and be-
came a Welch judge. He repre-
sented Andover, in parliament. He
to. Hester, daughter of Sir Paulet St.
John, bart. of Dogmersfield, and had,
inter alios, a son and heir,

John, who was created a Baronet,
11th April, 1795. (See Burke's
Peerage and Baronetage).
Elizabeth, to. to the Rev. Ellis St. John,
of Westcourt.
Mr. Pollen's elder son and heir,

Edward Pollen, esq. b. in 1672, m. first,
the daughter of Sir John Husband, of Ipsley,
in Warwickshire, and had issue,

John, who d. (before his father,) in

Edwakd, successor to his father.
Thomas, in holy orders, rector of Little
Bookham, a living which he resigned
to his nephew and heir, the Rev.
George Pollen.
Mary, to. to George Hungerford, esq.
of Studley, in the county of Wilts.
He wedded secondly, Mary, daughter of Sir
Benjamin Madox, of Boughton-Monchelsey,
and had another son,

Benjamin, b. in 1706, who inherited
through his mother, the manor of
Little Bookham, with a large pro-
perty, in and about Hanover Square,
London. This gentleman wedded
first, Anne, daughter of the Rev.
Doctor Markland, by whom he had
an only daughter and heiress,

Anne, who died unmarried in 1764,

and devised her estates to her

step-mother, Mrs. Sarah Pollen,

for life, with remainder, first to

her half uncle the Rev. Thomas

Pollen, and his issue male, and

then to her cousin the Rev.

George Pollen, son of another

half uncle, Edward Pollen, of

New Inn.

Benjamin Pollen espoused secondly,

Miss Sarah Keate, but had no other

issue. This lady inherited her step

daughter's fortune, and d. in 1777.



Mr. Pollen, was s. at his decease by his
eldest surviving son,

Edward Pollen, esq. of New Inn, who
m. Miss Elizabeth Welsh, of Southampton,
and dying 10th December, 1775, left inter

The Rev. George Pollen, Rector of
Little Bookham, who inherited the estates
of his cousin Anne Pollen, upon the demise
issueless of his uncle, the Rev. Thomas Pol-
len. He m. Mary, daughter of William
Goode, esq. of Newent, in the county of
Gloucester, and had issue,

i. George Augustus, a colonel in the
army, and M.P. for Leominster. This
gentleman m. Elizabeth, daughter of
Sir Charles Gascoigne, bart. He was
unhappily drowned in the Baltic, and
died without issue.
II. John, d. s. p.

in. Henrietta, m. to John Peter Boileau,
esq. and was mother of two sons and
a daughter, viz.

1. The Rev. George Pollen Boi-

leau, who assumed the sur-
name and arms of Pollen, and
is now " of Little Bookham."

2. John Boileau, who m. 14th Nov.

1826, Lady Catherine Elliot,
daughter of George, first Earl
of Minto.

3. Henrietta Boileau.
iv. Elizabeth.

v. Anna-Maria, m. to General Man-

* To the memory ot this distinguished officer
there is a handsome stone monument, bearing the

VI. Harriet, m. to — Gregory, esq.
vn. Louisa, m. to Dr. Haviland, of

The Rev. George Pollen died in 1812, and
was s. by (the son of his daughter Henrietta
Boileau) his grandson, the present Rev.
G.eorge Pollen Boileau Pollen, of Little

Arms — Az. on a bend cottised or, between
six lozenges, arg. each charged with an
escallop sa. six escallops vert, quarterly
with Boileau.

Crest — A pelican with wings expanded, in
her nest per pale or and az. vulning herself
ppr. charged on the wing with a lozenge
arg. thereon an escallop sa.

Motto — De tout mon cceur.

Estates — At Little Bookham, Great Book-
ham, and Effingham, in the county of
Surrey, and also at Lea Bridge in Essex.

Seat — The Manor House, Little Book-

following inscription : " In this vault are deposited
the remains of Major General Coote Manningham,
Equerry to the King, and Colonel of the 95th
regiment of foot. This corps he originally raised
and formed, and by his unwearied zeal and exer-
tion, as well as excellent discipline and good ex-
ample brought to the highest state of military re-
putation and distinction. He died at Maidstone,
26th August, 1809, in the 44th year of his age, an
early victim to the fatigue of the campaigns in
Spain, operating on a constitution already enfee-
bled by long service in the West Indies, and
honorable wounds received in that climate."


ARCHER, EDWARD, esq. of Trelaske, in the county of Cornwall, b. 25th

April, 1792, m. 2nd August, 1815, Charlotte-Catherine,
only child of Charles Harward, esq. of Hayne House, in
Devon, and grandaughter of Sir William Chambers, by
whom he has issue,











Mr. Archer s. his father in 1822, and served the office
of high-sheriff of Cornwall in 1832.




The Archkrs came over at the time of
the Conquest, and the name is to be found
in the Battle Abbey Roll. A branch of the
family was ennobled, anno 1747, in the
person of Thomas Archer, esq. M.P. for
Warwick, who was created Baron Archer,
of Umberslade, in Warwickshire. (See
BURKE'S Extinct and Dormant. Peerage.)

The line more immediately before us ap-
pears to have been settled in Cornwall for
at least four hundred years, a John Archer
having represented Helston in parliament
so far back as the time of Henry VI. Dur-
ing the usurpation of Cromwell, a pre-
sumed member of the Cornish family at-
tained eminence at the bar, and was made
serjeant-in-law in 1658, preparatory to his
being placed on the bench of the Common
Pleas the next year. The elder branch of

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