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other issue,

John, his successor.
William (Sir). Of this gentleman the
following quaint anecdote is related.
" Having one day lente Henry VIII.
his signet to seale a letter, which
having powdered eremites on the
seale, why how now, Wise, quoth the
king, what, hast thou lice here ? And
if it like your majestie, quoth Sir
William, a louse is a rich coate, for by
giving the louse, I part names with
the French king, in that he giveth
the floure de lice. Whereat the king-
laughed heartily to heare how pret-
tily so by ting a taunt (namely proceed-
ing from a king) was so daintily
turned to so pleasante a conceite."
James Wise was s. by his eldest son,

John Wise, of Sydenham, who to. Alicia,
daughter of John Harris, of Hayne, ser-
jeant-at-law to King Henry VIII. and
had, with other issue,

1. Thomas, who m. Mary, daughter of
Richard Buller, esq. of Shillingham,
in Cornwall, and was s. by his son,
Sir Thomas Wise, who was made
a Knight of the Bath at the coro-
nation of King James I. and was
sheriff of Devonshire in the 9th



of the same monarch. He repre-
sented Beeralston in parliament
in 1620, and following years. Sir
Thomas built the seats of Syden-
ham House and Mount Wise.
The former, says Westcote, " is
the seat of the knightly and dig-
nous family of Wise, and beauti-
fied with buildings of such height,
as the very foundations are ready
to reele under the burthen." Sir
Thomas to. Margaret, daughter
and heiress of Robert Stafford,
esq. of Stowford, in the county
of Devon, and dying in 1629,
left (with a daughter, Margaret,
m. to Sir Samuel Rolle, M.P.)
a son and successor,
Thomas Wise, of Mount Wise
and Sydenham, who was
sheriff of Devonshire in 1638
and representative of that
shire in parliament anno
1640. He to. the Lady Mar-
garet Chichester, daughter
of Edward, Earl of Donegal,
by whom he had, with other
issue, a daughter, Margaret,
to. to Sir John Molesworth,
of Pencarrow, and a son, his
successor.
Sir Edward Wise, K.B. b. in
1632, of Mount Wise and
Sydenham. This gentleman
supported the royal cause,
and was member for Oak-
hampton, in the parliament
which restored KingCu a rles
II. He to. first, in 1651,
Arabella, daugh. and one of
the co-heirs of Oliver, Lord
St. John,* and had issue,
St. John, j '
Thomas, | both (L '■ V-
Arabella, to. in 1673, to
Edward Tremayne, esq.
of Collacombe. This
lady, who was sole heir
of her father, conveyed
Mount Wise, Stoke
Damarell, the manors



* By Lady Arabella Egerton, daughter of John,
first Earl of Bridgewater, and grandaughter of the
Earl of Bolingbroke, by Elizabeth, daughter of
William Paulet, grandson of Sir George Paulet,
brother of William, first Marquess of Winchester.



WISE, OF FORD HOUSE.



21



of Sydenham, Stowford,

and other lands, to her
husband. She d. 31st
January, 1696.
Sir Edward Wise espoused,
secondly, Radigund, daugh-
ter of J. Eliot, esq. of Port
Eliot, and d. in 1675.
2. John.
The second son,

John Wise, esq. who was of Totness, m.
Emma, daughter of Richard Vavasor, esq.
and was s. by his son,

William Wise, esq. of Totness, b. in 1560,
who d. in 1626, and was s. by his son,

John Wise, esq. of Totness. This gentle-
man m. in 1631, Susanna, sister and co-heir
of T. Prestwood, esq. and dying 6th Sep-
tember, 1670, was s. by his son,

John Wise, esq. of Totness, who m. first,
Mary, daughter of Lewis Full, esq. of Ash,
in Devonshire, and had a daughter, Mary,
m. in 1697, to A. Champernowne, esq. and
afterwards to J. Sawle, esq. of Penrice
Castle. Mr. Wise espoused, secondly, in
1684, Dorothy, daughter of J. Brookinge,
esq. of Totness, and had issue,
John.
Lewis.

Samuel, m. Trephana, daughter of —
Coplestone, esq. of Bowden, and
dying in 1730, left

John, who succeeded eventually to
the estates and representation of
the family.
Lewis.

Samuel, d. in 1746.
Mary, m. to W. Payne, esq.
John Wise (/. 26th July, 1702, and was s. by
his eldest son,

John Wise, esq. who d. in 1743, and was
s. by his brother,

Lewis Wise, esq. who d. in 1744, and was
s. by his nephew,

John Wise, esq. of Totness, who m. Mar-
garet, daughter and heir of John Ayshford,
esq. of Wonwell Court, in the county of De-
\on, and had, with other issue,
John, his successor.
George-Furlong, m. Miss Dacres, and
was father of Cap. W.Wise, and other
issue.
Elizabeth, m. to the Rev. B. Trist.
Dorothy, m. to M. Milbank, esq. of
Thorpe Hall, in the county of York,
father of the member for Camelford.
.Margaret, m. to the Rev. D. Amyatt.



Jane, m. to the Rev. J. Clarke.

Sarah, m. to John Julian, esq.
Mr. Wise d. in 1765, and was s. by his
eldest son,

John Wise, esq. of Totness, and Wonwell
Court, b. 27th August, 1751. This gen-
tleman m. Elizabeth, daughter of Robert
Froude, esq. of Edmaston (by Phillis,
daughter and heir of Richard Harrell, esq.)
and had issue,

Ayshford, his heir.

Frederic.

John, his Majesty's consul-general in
Sweden.
Mr. Wise was recorder of Totness, and a
deputy-lieutenant of the county of Devon.
He d. on the 19th May, 1807, and was s. by
his eldest son, the present Ayshford Wise,
esq. of Ford House, and Wonwell Court.

Arms — Quarterly; 1. Sa. three chev-
ronels, ermine. 2. Arg. guttee de sang,
three copper cakes sa. 3. Gu. across pattee
vaire. 4. Sa. on a fess or between two
crosses pattee arg. as many pallets, gu.
5. Ar. three hawks gu. membered, beaked,
&c. or. 6. Gu. a chev. per fesse indented ar.
and az. between three martlets ar. 7. Arg.
on a bend gu. three stags courant or. 8. Sa.
a pelican in her piety or. 9. Arg. three
bendlets gu. within a bordure charged with
twelve bezants sa. 10. Gu. a fesse ar. betw.
three escallops or. 11. Or, on a chev. gu.
a crescent on the first. 12. Ar. three ash
crops vert. betw. two chevronels sa. 13. Or,
on a bend sa. three horse shoes or. 14. Gules,
an arm in armour, holding a battle-axe, ar.

Crest — The old crest of the Wises, of
Sydenham, was a mermaid, ppr. In 1400,
a demi-lion rampant, gu. guttee ar. holding
in his paws a regal mace, was granted to
the family. Mr. Wise likewise bears the
crest of the Ayshfords — a Saracen's head in
profile, ppr. issuing out of a wreath of leaves
ppr.

Motto — Sapere aude.
Estates — Wonwell Court, and the Barton
of that name, in the parish of Kingston ;
manor of Skenbeny, near Modbury, and
13igbury Bay ; all of which came into the
family with the heiress of the Ayshfords.
Manor of Little Totness. The great and
small tithes of the parish of Totness, which
came into the family in 1602. The Barton
of Cot, in the parish of Darlington, acquired
by the Wises about the same period.

Seats — Ford House, near Newton Abbot,
and Wonwell Court, both iu Devonshire.



oo



RICKETTS, OF COMBE.



RICKETTS, THOMAS-BOURKE, esq. of Combe, in the county of Hereford, b. 28th

September, 1780,rw. 4th August, 1804, Harriet, second
daughter of the late General William Loftus, colonel of
the second dragoon guards and lieutenant of the Tower
of London, (a descendant of Adam Loftus, Archbishop
of Dublin, temp. Queen Elizabeth) and has issue,

George-Crawford, an officer in the guards.

William-Loftus.

Thomas-Henry-John.

Harriet-Anne.

Elizabeth-Margaret.

Jane-Spencer-Perceval, >

Frances-Spencer-Perceval, >

Louisa-Georgiana-Letitia.

Htntage.




twins.



This family, whose surname was origi-
nally Ricards, is of Norman extraction.
The first person we find upon record is,

Ricards, esq. who d. leaving three

sons, viz.

Oswald, d. s. p.

Thomas, who carried on the line of the

family.
William-Henry, d. s.p.
The second son,

Colonel Thomas Ricards, a gallant sol-
dier in the army of Charles I., was killed in
support of the royal cause at the siege of
Lichfield. He m. Miss Elizabeth Rugely,
of Rugely, in Staffordshire, and had two sons,

John, who d. without issue ;
and

William Ricards, esq. a captain in Crom-
well's army, who, accompanying the expe-
dition under Penn and Venables, was pre-
sent at the conquest of Jamaica, in 1665,
and subsequently obtained the command of
Bluefield's fort in that island. His commis-
sion having been made out in the name of
Ricketts, he and his descendants have ever
since retained that designation. He m. about
the year 1672,Mary, daughter of —Goodwin,
esq. a younger son of Sir Francis Goodwin,*



• Sir Francis Goodwin's eldest son, Arthur
Goodwin, esq. of Winchendon, or Winchingdon,
Bucks, left an only daughter and heiress,
Jane Goodwin, who m. Lord Wharton.



and the Lady Elizabeth Grey, only daughter
of Arthur, fourteenth Lord Grey de Wilton,
by his lordship's first wife, Dorothy Zouch,
(see Burke's Extinct Peerage) by whom
(who d. in 1758, at the advanced age of 96)
he had issue,

John, d. s. p.

William, of Ridgeland, in Jamaica, who
settled in the Jerseys of North Ame-
rica, and, having married Mary,

daughter of Wallon, esq. of New

York, became the founder of the fa-
mily of Ricketts, of North America.
Jacob, d. without issue.
George, of whom presently.
Benjamin, d. s. p.
Oswald, captain R.N. lost on the rocks

of Bermudas.
Violetta, d. unmarried.
Rachel, m. to Thomas Johnson, esq. and
had issue.
Captain William Ricketts d. in 1700, leaving
his wife his executrix and sole guardian of
his children. His fourth son,

George Ricketts, esq. of Canaan, in
Jamaica, major-general of the militia, d. in
1760, at the advanced age of 80, in conse-
quence of fatigues occasioned by military
duties during the rebellion of that year. He
in. first, Sarah, daughter of Rayers Waite,
esq. of Chertsey, Surrey, and grandaughter
of Colonel Thomas Waite, M.P. for Rut-
landshire, in the Long Parliament (Colonel



RICKETTS, OF COMBE.



23



Waite made the Duke of Hamilton prisoner
in the civil wars, and was one of the judges
who .sat upon the trial of, and passed sen-
tence upon the unfortunate Charles I.) Mr.
Bicketfs had no less than twenty-seven chil-
dren, of whom,

John, the eldest, continued the line of

the family.
William- Havers, R.N. was lost at sea.
Jacoh, of Midgham, Jamaica, m. Han-
nah, daughter and co-heir of Joseph
Poyntz, esq., of Iron Acton, in the
county of Gloucester, and had an only
son,

George-Poyntz Pucketts, esq. go-
vernor of Barhadoes in 1798, who
m. Sophia, daughter of Walter
Watts, esq. of South Hill, Berks,
(formerly governor of Bengal,)
and aunt of the late Lord Liver-
pool, by whom (who d. in 1830) he
left issue at his decease in 1800,
four sons and a daughter, viz.

1. George-Poyntz.

2. Charles-Milner.

3. Mordaunt. 4. Frederick.
5. Isabella, m. to Batson,

esq.

Thomas-Waite, was killed in 1743 by a
schoolfellow (William Chetwynd), at
Clare's academy, Soho-square. Wil-
liam Chetwynd was tried for the mur-
der, and found guilty.

William-Henry, of Canaan, Jamaica,
and of Longwood, Hants, a bencher
at Gray's-inn, b. in 1736 ; m. in 1757,
Mary, daughter of Swynfen Jervis,
esq. of Meaford, Staffordshire, and
sister of the late Earl St. Vincent,
by whom he had issue,

1. Willi am-Henry-Jervis Rick-
etts, esq. acaptain R.N. drowned
by the upsetting of his barge in
1805. He espoused, 9th Novem-
ber, 1793, Lady Elizabeth-Jane
Lambert, only daughter of Rich-
ard, sixth Earl of Cavan, and had
two daughters, viz.

Martha- Honoria - Georgiana,
who m. in 1822, the late Os-
borne Markham, esq. and
has assumed the surname of
Jervis only.

Henrietta-Elizabeth-Mary, m.
in 1817, to Captain Edmund
Palmer, R.N.

2. Edward-Jervis Ricketts, pre-



sent Viscount St. Vincent fsee
Burke's Dictionary of the Peer-
age and Baronetage).
3. Mary, m. to William, Earl of
Northesk.
Sarah, m. John Woodcock, esq. and

d. s. p.
Mary, m. Richard Houghton, of Esher,
in Jamaica, esq.
Major-general George Ricketts, of Canaan,

espoused, secondly, Sarah, daughter of

Bennet, esq. and widow of John Lewis, esq.
of Cornwall, in Jamaica, but had no issue.
He wedded, thirdly, Elizabeth, daughter of
William Cleaver, esq. of Westmoreland, in
Jamaica, by whom he left a posthumous son,
George-William, b. in 17(50, who inhe-
rited by bequest of his father, the
estate of New Canaan, in St. James's,
Jamaica. He m. Letitia, co-heiress
of Carew Mildmay, esq. of Shawford,
Hants, and sister of Lady Mildmay,
of Dogsmerfield, in the same shire,,
and had issue,

1. George-Robert-Goodwin.

2. Henry-William.

3. Edward.

4. Letitia.

5. Eliza.

G. Marianne.
Major-general Ricketts was*, at his decease
by his eldest son,

John Ricketts, esq. of Prospect, who m.
4th March, 1750, Anne, daughter of Alex-
ander Crawford, esq. of Crail, in Fifeshire,
of the ancient Scottish family of Crawford, a
lineal descendant in the male line from Sir
Gregan Crawford, who saved the life of king
David I. when hunting ; in commemoration
of which event that monarch founded Holy-
Rood Abbey, and granted particular arms to
the family of his preserver, which ensigns
Mrs. Anne Ricketts and her descendants
were, by the laws of Scotland, entitled to
bear, upon the death of her brother without
issue. By her mother, the daughter of Sir
Thomas Wiseman, she derived from Anne,
sister of Edward IV. through the noble fa-
milies of Rutland and Essex. By this lady
he had issue,

George-Crawford, his successor.
John, d. unmarried.
Alexander, b. 30th August, 1753 ; m.
Miss Waite, and had issue,

1. Henry-John, a major in the
army,who gallantly distinguished
himself in the Ashantee war, as



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RICKETTS, OF COMBE.



brigade-major to Sir Charles
Mac-Carthy.

2. George, of Jamaica

3. Barret, d. young.

4. Marianne.

5. Elizabeth-Williams.
William-Henry, b. in 1755, who left

issue, one son and a daughter, viz.
1. George St. John.

2. m, to Alexander Bayley,

esq. of Jamaica.
Jacob, d. unmarried.
Sarah.
Anne.
Mr. Ricketts was s. at his decease, in 1767,
by his eldest son,

6. George-Crawford Ricketts, esq. of
Gray's-inn, who, being called to the bar in
1772, went out to Jamaica, where he prac-
tised as a barrister for many years, until ap-
pointed his majesty's attorney and advocate-
general, and a member of the honorable
council of that island. Returning to England
in 1802, he settled at Ayshford Hall, near
Ludlow, and, in four years after, purchased
the estate of Combe, in Herefordshire. He
married, 19th March, 1775, Frances, young-
est daughter of Nicholas Bourke,* esq. by
Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Fearon, esq.
for several years chief-justice of the island
of Jamaica, and had issue,

George-Crawford, d. young.
Thomas-Bourke, his heir.
George, d. young.

George-William (Sir), one of the judges
of the supreme court of judicature at
Madras, who d. unm. 15th July, 1831 ;
on his passage from Madras to the
Mauritius, to which island he was
going for the benefit of his health,
and was buried at sea.
John-Bourke, m. Isabella, daughter of
Thomas Parker, esq. (by Eliza, daugh-
ter of Charles Pallmer, esq. and sister



• This Nicholas Bourke was a member of the
ancient Irish house of Bourke, or De Burgh,
springing from David Bourke, of Money-Croweri
esq. who left three sons,

Edmund, ancestor of Nicholas Bourke, esq.

John, from whom the Earls of Mayo derive.

Miles.



of Charles-Nicholas Pallmer, esq. of
Norbiton, late M.P. for the county of
Surrey), by whom (who d. in Novem-
ber, 1830) he has issue,

1. Frederick-St. Vincent.

2. Another son.

3. Isabella-Maria.

4. Caroline-Susan.
Mary- Anne, d. young.
Mary-Bourke, m. in 1798, to Captain

Roberts Anderson, of the 20th light
dragoons, and d. 18th April, 1821,
leaving issue,

1. William.

2. Frances.

Eliza-Bourke, wi.29th August, 1803, to
the Rev. Robert Fitzwilliam Hallifax,
rector of Richards Castle, and son of
the late Right Rev. Dr. Samuel Hal-
lifax, lord bishop of St. Asaph, and
left issue at her decease, 14th April,
1814,

1. Robert-Dumfries, a captain in
the army.

2. Henry-Crawford, an officer in
the army.

3. Catherine-Frances, m. to Sir
Charles Cuyler, bart. and has
issue.

4. Louisa-Eliza-Bourke.

5. Caroline-Charlotte.

6. Georgiana-Lukin.

7. Octavia-Gertrude.
Louisa-Frances.

Anne, d. in 1805.
Mr. Ricketts d. in 1811, and was s. by his
eldest son, the present Thomas-Bourke
Ricketts, esq. of Combe.

Arms — Erminois, or, a chevron charged
with two swords in saltire ppr. the dexter
surmounting the sinister, hilts and pommels
or, between three roses gu.

Crest — An arm embowed, habited, er-
minois, charged with two roses gu, cuffed az.
the hand grasping a simitar ppr.

Motto — Quid verum atque decens.

Estates — Combe, in the hundred of Wig-
more, Herefordshire, and Prospect Estate,
in the parish of Westmoreland, and Lynd-
hurst, in the parish of Manchester, Jamaica.

Seat — Combe, Herefordshire.



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MUNDY, OF MARKEATON.

MUNDY, FRANCIS, esq. of Markeaton, in the county of Derby, b. 29th August,

1771, in. 16th December, 1800, Sarah, daughter of John
Leaper Newton, esq. of Mickleover, in the same shire, and
has issue,

William, b. 14th September, 1801, espoused 28th Oc-
tober, 1830, Harriot-Georgiana, eldest daughter of
James Frampton, esq. of Moreton, in the county of
Dorset.

Marian.

Laura.

Emily.

Constance.

Mr. Mundy, who represented the county of Derby for several
years in parliament, succeeded to his estates at the decease
of his father in 1815.

Hineaae.









This eminent family is supposed to derive
its surname from the abbey of Mondaye, in
the dukedom of Normandy.

John Mundy, living in the time of Ed-
ward I., in. Isabel, daughter of Robinget
Eyre, of Hope, and left a son,

Richard Mundy, who wedded Maryon,
daughter of Sir John de Lalande, knt. and
from this marriage lineally descended

Sir John Mundy, knt. of Chekenden, in
the county of Oxford, who served the office
of Lord Mayor of London in 1522-3. This
opulent citizen married twice, and left issue,
by his second wife, Juliana, daughter of
William Brown, esq. viz.
Vincent, his heir.
)



J who both d. s.p.



George,

Christopher,

Thomas, prior of Bodmin, in the time

of Henry VIII.
John, of Ryalton, in Cornwall.
Margaret, in. first, Nicholas Jennings,

alderman of London ; and, secondly,

Edmond Howard, lord deputy of

Clays, (his second wife) and, thirdly,

Henry Mannox.
Eleanor, m. to John Harleston, esq. of

South Ockenden, in Essex.
Elizabeth, m. to Sir John Tyrrell, knt.

of Gypping, in the county of Suffolk.
Jane, m. to Sir Thomas Darcy, of Tol-

leshunt Darcy, county of Essex.



Mildred.
Sir John, who was seised of Markeaton,
Mackworth, Allestry, &c. died in 1538, and
was s. by his eldest son,

Vincent Mundy, esq. of Markeaton ; in
the commission of the peace for the county
of Derby anno 1558. This gentleman was
father of

Edward Mundy, esq. of Markeaton, who
m. Jane, daughter of William Burnet, esq.
of Winkbourne, in the county of Notting-
ham, and was s. at his decease, in 1607, by
his eldest son,

Francis Mundy, esq. of Markeaton. This
gentleman espoused Katharine, daughter of
William Smyth, esq. of Quarndou, in Der-
byshire, and had issue,

John, his successor.

Edward, of Virginia, died, leaving issue.

Adrian, of Quarndon ; b. in 1608 ; m.
Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Bruy n,
esq. of the county of Derby, and had
two daughters, viz.

1. Millicent, m. to John Musters,
esq. of Colwick-hall, Notting-
hamshire, and hence descends
the present John Chaworth-
Mu.sters, esq.

2. Catharine.

William.
Thomas.



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MUNDY, OF MARKEATON.



Millicent, to. to Sir German Pole, knt.

of Radborne.
Jane, to. to Edward Pegge, esq. of
Ashbourn, in tbe county of Derby.
Mr. Mundy, who served tbe office of sheriff
for the county of Derby in 1617, was s. at
his decease by his eldest son,

John Mundy, esq. of Markeaton, who to.
Anne, daughter of Sir Francis Coke, knt.
of Trusley, in the county of Derby, and had
issue,

Francis, who d. s. p. in his father's

lifetime.
William, successor to the estates.
Gilbert, who was sheriff of Derbyshire
in 1697, espoused Mary, daughter of
William Shenson, esq. and hence
descends,
Edward-Miller Mundy, esq. of
Shipley.
Edward, M.P. for Derby in 1710, died

in 1713.

Elizabeth, m. to Sir William Mydleton,

bart. of Belsay Castle, in the county

of Northumberland (his second wife).

Mr. Mundy was s. by his eldest surviving

son,

William Mundy, esq. of Markeaton, who
was succeeded by his son,

Francis Mundy, esq. of Markeaton. This
gentleman to. Philippa, only daughter and
heiress of Michael Wrightson, esq. of Os-
baston, by whom he acquired that estate.
He was sheriff of Derbyshire in 1694, and
was s. at his decease by his son,

Francis Mundy, esq. of Osbaston and
Markeaton, who wedded Anne, daughter of
Sir John Noel,* and had three sons and two
daughters, viz.

Wrightson, his heir.

Francis, recorder of Tamworth in 1760.

John.

Anne, to. to William Forrester, esq. of

Hertfordshire.
Mary, d. s. p.
This gentleman, the friend of Addison,
Steele, and the other eminent literary men
of his day, died in 1720, only six months
after standing successfully a severe contest



* Great-grandson of Thomas Wentworth, Earl
of Cleveland. (See Burkes Extinct and Dormant
Peerage, article Wentworth, Marquess of Rock-
ingham).



for the representation of the county of Lei-
cester. He was s. by his eldest son,

Wrightson Mundy, esq. of Markeaton,
D.C.L. in the university of Oxford, high
sheriff for Derbyshire in 1737, and M.P.
for the county of Leicester in 1747. He to.
Anne, daughter of Robert Burdett, esq. and
sister of Sir Robert Burdett, bart. of Fore-
marke, by whom he had one son and four
daughters, namely,

Francis-Noel-Clarke, his successor.
Anne, to. to the Rev. H. Ware, D.D.
a descendant of the celebrated Sir
James Ware, and had (with a son,
Major Ware, who married Mrs. Tar-
rant) two daughters ; the elder to.
to Sacheverel Chandos-Pole, esq. of
Radbourn-hall, is the county of
Derby ; the younger to the Rev.
Samuel Crowther.
Mary, to. to Nicholas Heath, esq.
Millicent, to. to Capt. French.
Elizabeth, to. in 1799, to Robert, seventh
Earl Ferrers (his lordship's second
countess).

Mr. Mundy died before 1760, and was s. by
his son,

Francis-Noel-Clarke Mundy, esq. of
Markeaton, who to. first, Elizabeth, daugh-
ter of Ayrton, esq. but had no issue.

He espoused, secondly, Elizabeth, eldest
daughter of Sir Robert Burdett, bart. and
had two sons, viz.

1. Francis, his heir.

2. Charles-Godfrey, of Burton Hall,
near Loughborough, in the county of
Leicester (see Mundy, of Burton).

Mr. Mundy was the author of two admired
descriptive poems, Nudwood Forest and
the Fall of Nudwood. He died in 1815,
and the magistrates of his native county,
Derbyshire, caused his bust, by Chantry,
to be placed in the county hall, as a testi-
monial of the deceased's long and eminent
services, in the situations of justice of the
peace, chairman of quarter sessions, &c. &c.
He was s. in his estates by his elder son, the
present

Francis Mundy, esq. of Markeaton.

Arms — Per pale ; gu. and sa. on a cross
engrailed arg. five lozenges purpure ; on a
chief or, three eagles' legs erased, a-la-
guise az.

Crest — A wolf's head erased sa. bezantee,
fire issuing from his mouth, ppr.



MUNDY, OF MARKEATON.



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Motto — Deus providebit.

Estates — At Markeaton, Mackworth, and
Allestree, all in the county of Derby. In
the possession of the family since the early
part of the reign of Henry VIII. if not pre-
viously, as there is good reason to believe



from certain documents that the Mundys
possessed lands at Markeaton so far back
as the year 1399.

Town Residence — 44, Queen Anne-street.

Seat — Markeaton, near Derby.



CHARLTON, OF LUDFORD.

CHARLTON-LECHMERE, EDMUND, esq. of Ludford, in the county of Here-
ford ; of Witton Court, Shropshire, and of Hanley Castle, in the county of Worcester,
b. 20th September, 1789, s. to the estates and representation of the united families of
Charlton and Lochmere, upon the demise of his father.

Mr. Lechmere-Charlton is great-grand nephew and representative of Nicholas Lord
Lechmere, of Eversham. (See Burke's Extinct Peerage.)



Ufntaat.




The family of Charlton* is of very an-
cient extraction,

Sir Alan Charlton, knt. of Appley Cas-
tle, in the county of Salop, had issue,

1. John (Sir), who m. Hawise, daughter
and heiress of Owen ap Gryffith, the
lastPrince of Powys, and in her right
acquired the feudal barony of Pole,
held in capite from the crown ; but
in the next year, GrytHn de la Pole,
uncle to the said Hawise, pretending
a right to the castle of Pole, (after-



* Among its distinguished members we may



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