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ostrich feathers, arg. a pallet.

Crest — An antelope statant armed or.
Motto — Valens et volens.
Estates— Bracklyn, county Westmeath,
acquired in the reign of Queen Anne ;
Derrymore, temp. George II. ; Curragh, in
the Queen's County ; and Killarig, in Car-
lowshire, obtained in the time of Charles
I. ; Edmonstown, Kingsland, Clare, Turin,
Nugentstown,and Marlastown, in the county
of Westmeath, possessed since the reign of
George II. ; Ballinacor, acquired temp.
George I.

Property in the city of Dublin, since the
reign of Charles I.

Seat — Bracklyn Castle, near Kinnegad.


BIGGE, CHARLES-WILLIAM, esq. of Linden, in the county of Northumberland,

a deputy-lieutenant and chairman of the quarter sessions
there, b. 28th October, 1773, m. 27th January, 1802,
Miss Alice Wilkinson, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, of the
Yorkshire family of Wilkinson, of Thorpe, and has issue,

Charles-John, banker, in Newcastle, who to. in 1833,
Lewis-Marianne, daughter of Prideaux John Selby,
esq. of Twizell House.

Henry-Lancelot, ensign in the 66th regiment of native
infantry, Bengal.

Edward-Thomas, fellow of Merton College, Oxford.

William-Mathew, an officer in the army.










This °- e ntleman who was appointed, in 1798, lieutenant-colonel commandant of the
second battalion of Northumberland Militia, and of the Southern Local Militia, in
1817, s. his father on the 10th October, 1794. He was high-sheriff for Northumber-
land in 1802.


So far back as the time of the Confessor,
one William Bigge, (a strong proof of the
antiquity of the name) granted under the
sanction of the crown, to the convent of St.
Augustine, in Canterbury, the lands of
Bodisham, and Wilrington.

William Bigge, of Newcastle-upon-
Tyne, the immediate ancestor of the family
seated at Linden, is presumed to have de-
scended from an ancient house, seated for
many generations in the county of Essex.*
He vi. in 1666, Isabell, daughter and co-heir
of Thomas Dent, esq. by his wife, Julian,
widow of Mr. James Metham, of Newcastle,
and had issue,

John, described of the Inner Temple,
London, and of East Knoyle, in
Wiltshire, who, by his father's will,
was left in the custody and tuition of
that gentleman's " loving cousin,
John Bowles, of Shaftesbury, in the
county of Dorset, esq." This John
Bigge purchased in 1696, for £1696.
one sixth, part of the Square, of
Spitalfields, London, with the houses
thereon. He m. in 1701, Miss Anne
Jackson, and died at Bedlington, in
1721, non compos mentis, and s. p.
James, who died in minority unra.
Thomas, of whom presently.
Mary, m. to Edward Collingwood, esq.
of Ryker and Dissington, (see p. 473.)
Anne, m. to Edward Ward, esq.
William Bigge, of Newcastle, died in
March, 1690, and was interred at All
Saint's, in that city, in a tomb, which Mr.
Bigge, and a Mr. John Hindmarsh, had
built for their respective families, and in-
scribed with the following testimonial ;

" Willielmus Bigge, generosus, et Johan-
nes Hindmarsh Armiger, humanse sortis et
fragilitatis memores, hoc sibi suisque, Deo
volente, supremum in terris posuerunt domi-
cilium usque festum resurrectionis mortu-
orum alta pace guadendum.

Maxima scire mori vitae est sapientia, vivit,
Qui moritur ; si vis vivere, disce mori.

Mr. Bigge's third, but only son to have

Thomas Bigge, esq. being in India, and
unheard of, during the lunacy of his brother

* For the early descent refer to Hodgson's able
" History of Northumberland," part ti, vol. ii.

I 1


John, his sisters received the rents of their
father's and mother's estates, about which,
after his return to England, differences
arose which were only finally arranged by
an act of Parliament passed for that purpose
in 1710. He m. about the year 1706, Eli-
zabeth, daughter of Edward Hindmarsh,
esq. of the Six Clerks' Office, and had

i. William, his heir,
n. Edward, of Brinkley, who died un-
ill. Thomas, of Ludgate Hill, London,
who erected the White House, at
Little Benton. He wedded Eliza-
beth, sister of the late Philip Run-
dell, and dying in 1791, left a son,
Thomas, b. 8th January, 1766, m
Maria, daughter of Thomas
Rundell, esq. of Bath, and had

1. Thomas-Edmund.

2. Philip-Edmund.

3. James-Rundell.

4. Charles-Richard.

5. John.

6. Elizabeth, m. to Colonel

7. Jane, who d. unm. in 1812.

8. Augusta.

9. Emily.

10. Maria.

11. Georgiana.

12. Emily-Jane.

13. Fanny.

iv. Grace, m. to Sir Robert Carr, hart.

vi. ESbethj who both died unm -
The eldest son and heir,

William Bigge, esq. of Benton, b. in
1707, one of the six clerks in Chancery,
was high sheriff for Northumberland in
1750. He m. 29th January, 1736, Mary,
daughter and eventually sole heiress of
Charles Clarke, esq. of Oviugham, by whom
he acquired the estates of Stannington and
Ovingham, and had issue,

Thomas-Charles, his heir.
William-Edward, who inherited the
property of his uncle, Edward, at
Brinkley. He died unmarried.
Charles-Clarke, who died in youth.
John, who s. to Brinkley, on the de-
mise of his brother, William. He
died 11th March, 1797, leaving his
estates of Brinkley and Carville, to



his nephew, John Thomas Bigge,

and distributing his personal property

anions: the other children of his

brother, Thomas.

Mr. Bigge, who purchased the parts of Little

Benton, which he did not inherit, with two

sixths of Coldcoats and Witton, considerably

enlarged Benton House, where he died

30th June, 1758, and was s. by his eldest


Thomas-Charles Bigge, esq. born at
Lincoln's Inn Fields, 24th January, 1739.
This gentleman, sheriff of Northumberland
in 1771, espoused in the following year,
Jemima,* daughter of William Ord, esq. of
Fenham, by his wife, Anne, daughter of
William Dillingham, esq. of London, and
had issue,

Charles-William, his heir.
William-Edward, b. 28th October, 1778,

who died unmarried in 1791.
John-Thomas, of Brinkley, b. 8th March,
1780, late commissioner of enquiry at
the Cape of Good Hope, Mauritius,
and Ceylon, formerly commissioner
of enquiry at New South Wales, and
previously chief justice of Trinidad.
He is a justice of the peace for the
county of Northumberland.

* Of this lady, who died in 1806, there is a
portrait at Linden, by Angelica Kaufman.

Thomas-Hanway, a banker in New-
castle-on-Tyne, who to. Charlotte,
daughter of the Rev. James Scott,
and died in 1824, leaving four sons
and two daughters.
Jemima, who died young.
Mary- Anne, who died in 1805.
Charlotte- Eleanor, who died at Clifton

in 1800.
Eliza, tl. in 1819.

Jemima-Susannah, who died in 1809.
Grace-Julia, widow of Thomas Chris-
topher Glyn, esq. third son of Sir
Richard Car Glyn, hart.
Mr. Bigge d. at Bath, 10th October, 1794,
and was buried in the Church-yard at
Weston, where a tablet is erected to his
memory. " Mr. Bigge," says the historian
of Northumberland, " was an active and ju-
dicious magistrate, and a warm advocate of
civil and religious liberty." He was s. by
his eldest son, the present Charles- Wil-
liam Bigge, esq. of Linden.

Arms — Arg. on a fess engrailed, between
three martlets, sa. three annulets or.

Crest — A cockatrice's head, turretted or,
wings erect az.ure.

Estates — Little and East Benton, Oving-
ham, Ovington, Willington, and Linden, in
the county of Northumberland. The estate
of Linden was purchased in 1810 from the
late Earl of Carlisle.
Seat — Linden.


CHUTE-WIGGETT, WILLIAM-LYDE, esq. of the Vine, in the county of
Hants, and of Pickenham Hall, in Norfolk, b. 16th June, 1800. This gentleman,
whose patronymic is Wiggett, assumed, by royal license, in 1827, on inheriting the
estates of the Rev. Thomas Vere Chute, the additional surname and arms of that
family. He is a magistrate for the counties of Hants and Norfolk, and a deputy-
lieutenant of the latter shire, for which he served the office of sheriff m 1832.


The Chutes were of long standing in the
counties of Kent and Somerset, where they
were originally settled. They were lords of
the manor of Taunton, until about the year
1500, when Edmond Chute sold the manor
to Lord Denham. The Kentish branch of
the family expired in 1700, on the death of
Sir George Chute, bart.

The first of the family on record,

Alexander Chute, lord of the manor of
Taunton in 1268, had a son,

John Chute, living in 1274, who wedded
Jane, daughter of Sir John Brumfield, knt.
and was s. by his son,

Cuthbert Chute, who to. in the reign of
Edward II. Christian, daughter of Sir John



Chideokc, knt. and had (with two other
sons, James, who espoused the daughter of
Richard Greufeld ; and Anthony, m. to
Anne Treforth),

Philip Chute, flourishing temp. Edward
III. who m. a daughter of Sir John JJritton,
knt. and left at his decease, a daughter,
Joane, the wife of Sir Johu Carmine, knt.
and a son and successor,

George Chute, lord of the manor of
Taunton in 1334 ; this gentleman wedded a
daughter of Thomas Tirrell, and was *. by
his son,

Ambrose Chute, who m. Anabell,
daughter of Sir John Chichester, and had a
daughter, Christian, the wife of Ralphe
Menell, and a son and heir,

Edmond Chute, living in 1379, who es-
poused Dyonice, daughter of Henry Stour-
ton, and had, with three other sons, viz. Wil-
liam, who m. a daughter of — Archdeckne ;
Anthony, who wedded a daughter of Sir
John Clifton, knt. ; and Robert, a baron of
the Exchequer, temp. Henry VI.

Henry Chute, who m. Joane, daughter
of Edward Baskerville ; and had a daughter,
Anne, the wife of Sir John Scutley, knt.
and a son and heir,

Robert Chute. This gentleman m. in
1438, Alice, daughter of Maurice Berke-
ley, and was s. by his son,

Charles Chute, father, by his wife, a
daughter of'Sir John Cheney, knt. of

Edmond Chute, of the county of Sussex,
who, about the year 1500, sold the manor of
Taunton to Lord Denham. He was s. at his
decease by his son,

Robert Chute, who m. Jane, daughter
of John Lucas, and had a son,

Charles Chute, esq. who m. a daughter
of John Crippes, of the Isle of Thanet,
and had two sons,

Philip, of Appledore, in Kent, who
married, first, Margaret, daughter of
Alexander Culpepper, of Bedge-
berry ; and, secondly, Joane, dau.
of Thomas Dussing, of Winchelsea,
in the county of Sussex. This Phi-
lip Chute, standard bearer to Henry
VIII. obtained, in recompense for
his gallant services at the siege of
Boulogne, an augmentation to his
armorial ensigns. This branch of
the Chute family became extinct in
1700, upon the demise of Sir George
Chute, bart.
The elder son,

Anthony Chute, esq. of the county of
Kent, espoused a daughter of — Girling, of
Suffolk, and was father of

Arthur Chute, esq. who m. Elizabeth,
daughter and co-heir of Henry See, esq. of
Heme, in Kent, and was s. by his son,

Charles Chute, esq. of the Middle
Temple. This gentleman wedded Ursula,
daughter of John Challoner, esq. of Ful-
ham, and had a son and successor,

Challoner Chute, esq. who purchased
from Lord Sandys, in 1653, the estate of
The Vine, situated in the northern and
richly wooded part of the county of Hants.
He m. first, Ann, daughter and co-heir of
Sir John Skory, knt. and had a son, Chal-
loner, his heir, and two daughters, Anne
and Cecilia. He wedded, secondly, Do-
rothy, Lady Dacre, daughter of Lord
North, but had no further issue. Mr. Chal-
loner Chute died in 1659, then Speaker of
the House of Commons to Richard Crom-
well's Parliament, an arduous office which
he filled to the great satisfaction of all
parties. He was s. by his son,

Challoner Chute, esq. of The Vine,
in Hampshire, who m. the Hon. Catherine
Lennard, daughter of Richard, Lord Dacre,
by Dorothy, his wife, daughter of Dudley,
Lord North, and had issue,

i. Challoner, who d. unmarried in 1685.
n. Edward, heir to his father.
in. Thomas, who purchased in 1700
Pickenham Hall, in the w r estern part
of the county of Norfolk. He
wedded Elizabeth, daughter of —
Rivett, esq. and had issue,

1. Thomas-Lennard, of Picken-
ham Hall, who m. Catherine,
daughter of Edward Chute, esq.
of The Vine, but died s. p. in

2. Devereux, of Pickenham Hall,
who d. unmarried in 1724.

3. Elizabeth, who m. Thomas
Lobb, esq. and had (with a
daughter, Elizabeth, m. to John
Ellis, esq.) a son,

Thomas Lobb, esq. of Picken-

* The following inscription to this gentleman's
memory is at Pickenham : —

Juxta hoc marmor requiescit
Thomas Lennard Chute, arm.
Luctuosum srevientis Podagras exemplar,
Non annis sed doloribus confectus
Insenuit juvenis, et ad ccelos
Migravit adhuc viridis
Vir, fide, virtute, pietate,
Constans, audax, sincerus.
Dominus non importunus, amicus suavissimus,
Omnibus facilis, requusque
Nulli non charus.
Vixit Filius, conjux, f'rater, pius, fidelis, aman-

Ingeni dotes, si quis alius unquam
Praeclaras habuit, nee fastuosas.
Decessit omnibus vere flebilis,

Inimicus enim nemini.



ham Hall, of whom here-
after, as heir to The Vine.
4. Ann, m. to P. Elwin, esq. but
d. s. p.
i v Elizabeth, m. to Sir Charles Cotte-
rell, bart.
The eldest surviving son,

Edward Chute, esq. of The Vine,
m. Catherine Keck, widow of Ferdinand
Tracey, esq. and had issue,

ChaWrJ «ho both died young.

Anthony, heir to his father.

Francis, who d. voung.

John, successor to his brother.

Mary, who d. unmarried.

Catherine, m. to Thomas Lennard

Chute, esq. of Pickenham Hall.
Margaret, ) , ., ,
Anne, \ both rf. young.

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

Anthony Chute, esq. of The Vine, at
whose demise unmarried the estates de-
volved on his brother,

John Chute, esq. of The Vine, who died
unmarried in 1776, when this branch of the
family became extinct, but the possessions
devolved on

Thomas Lobb, esq. of Pickenham Hall,
in Norfolk, son of Elizabeth Chute (grand-
daughter of Challoner Chute, esq. of The
Vine) by Thomas Lobb. esq. This gentle-
man, upon uniting the Hampshire to the
Norfolk property, assumed the surname
and arms of Chute. He m. Ann-Rachael,
daughter of William Wiggett, esq. and
had issue,

Thomas, ) both predeceased their
Challoner, \ father.
William, heir.

Thom as-Vere, successor to his brother.
Anne-Rachael, who m. Sir William
Hicks, bart. of Whitcomb Park, in
Gloucestershire, and has an only
daughter, Ann-Rachael, the wife of
Sir Lambert Cromie, bart.
Elizabeth, )

Mary, > who all d. unmarried.

Jane, )

Mary, m. to Wither Braraston, esq. of

Oakley Hall, Hants, and d. s. p.
Catherine, who died unmarried.
Mr. Lobb Chute died in 1791, and was s. by
his eldest surviving son,

William-John Chute, esq. of The Vine
and Pickenham Hall, who represented for
thirty years the county of Hants in parlia-
ment. He wedded Elizabeth, daughter and
co-heiress of Joshua Smith, esq. of Stoke
Park, Wilts, but dying s.p. in 1824, was s.
by his brother,

The Rev. Thomas-Vere Chute, of The
Vine and Pickenham Hall, rector of South

Pickenham and Moulton St. Michael's, in
the county of Norfolk, at whose decease,
unmarried, in 1827, the estates devolved on
William Lyde Wiggett, esq. who, as-
suming, on inheriting, the surname and arms
of Chute, is the present William Lyde
Wiggett-Chute, esq. of The Vine and
Pickenham Hall.


This family — originally Wigotus, and
subsequently Wygott — descends from an
ancient house, many centuries resident at
Geist, in Norfolk.
In 1580,

John Wiggett and Agnes, his wife, were
seised of lands in Geist, as was also, in
Roger Wiggett, father of
Peter Wiggett, who m. Alice, youngest
daughter of Simon Bulwer, of Wood Hai-
ling, and was grandfather of

William Wiggett, esq. of Geist, who
espoused, in 1616, Anne, daughter of —
Sherringham, esq. and had issue,

l. William, who m. Elizabeth, daughter
of Edward Davy, esq. and had an
only daughter,

Ann Rachael, who wedded Tho-
mas Lobb Chute, esq. and had,
with other issue, a son,

The Rev. Thomas Vere
Chute, at whose decease
unmarried in 1827, the es-
tates of the Chutes devolved
on W. L. Wiggett, esq.
their present possessor,
n. James, who m. Frances, daughter
and co-heir of — Mackarell, esq. and
had, with three daughters, a son,
The Rev. James Wiggett, rector
of Crudwell and Hankerton, in
Wilts, who espoused, first, Ra-
chael, daughter and heiress of
Samuel Lyde, esq. of Ayott,
Herts, by whom (who d. in 1802)
he had issue,

1. James - Samuel, in holy
orders, rector of Moulton,
in Norfolk, b. 12th July,

2. William-Lyde, the present
Mr. Wiggett Chute.

3. Anna-Maria, m. to Roger
P. Western, esq.

4. Frances-Rachael.



5. Mary-Ann, } both died uu-

6. Emmelin

7. Caroline.
Mr. Wiggett (the rector of Crud-
well) married secondly, and had
another son, Edward Ilumphrys,
b. in 1817.



Arms — Quarterly, 1st and 4th, gu. three
swords barways, the points towards the
dexter ppr. pornels and hilts or, for Chute ;
2nd and 3rd, ermine, three mullets, two and
one, az. pierced gu. on a chief wavy sa. a
dove reguardant ppr. for Wiggett.

Crests — 1st. A dexter cubit arm in
armour, the hand in a gauntlet grasping a
broken sword, in bend sinister ppr. pomel
and hilt or, for Chute. 2nd. A griphon's
head couped sa. holding in the beak an ear
of wheat, ppr. between two wings arg. each
charged with a mullet gu. for Wiggett.

Motto — Fortune de guerre.

Estates — The Vine, situated in the pa-

rishes of Sherbourne, St. John, Basing, and
Sherfield, in the northern and richly-wooded
part of Hants ; purchased from Lord Sandys
by Mr. Speaker Chute in 1653 : Picken-
HAM Hall, in the western part of Norfolk ;
acquired in 1700 by Thomas Chute, esq.
grandson of the Speaker. This latter pro-
perty has been since considerably aug-
mented by purchase, and lies in the parishes
of North and South Pickenham, Great
Cressingham, Houghton, and Ashill.

Seats — The Vine, in Hampshire, erected
by Lord Sandys, temp. Henry VIII. ; and
Pickenham Hall, Norfolk.


WILBRAHAM, RANDLE, esq. of Rode Hall, in the county of Chester, b. 10th

January, 1773, m. first, in December, 1798, Letitia.
daughter and heiress of the Rev. Edward Rudd, rector of
Houghton-le-spring, in the county of Durham, by his
wife, Letitia Arden, and has issue,

Randle, b. 1st March, 1801.

Mary-Letitia, m. to Joseph-Harrison Tryer, esq. of

Whitley House, in the county of Northumberland.
Emma, m. to Sir Archibald Edmonstone, bart. of Dun-


Mr. Wilbraham wedded secondly, in February, 1808,
Sibylla, daughter of Philip Egerton, esq. of Egerton and
Oulton, and sister to Sir Philip Grey Egerton, bart. by
whom he has further issue,

Charles-Philip, b. 10th March, 1810, an officer in the

Coldstream Guards.
Richard, b. 12th April, 1811, lieutenant in the rifle

Francis-Henry-Randle, b. 6th January, 1819.

This gentleman, who inherited the estates at the decease of his father in 1796, is a
magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for the county of Chester, and high-steward of the
borough of Congleton.


This is a branch of the great family of
Wilbraham, now represented by George
WILBRAHAM, esq. ol Delamere House, M.P.
(see page 315.)

Randle Wilbraham, esq. of Nantwich,

lineally descended from Sir Richard de
Wilburgham, who was sheriff of Cheshire,
in the 43rd of Henry III. served the same
office himself in 1714. He wedded Mary,
daughter of Sir Richard Brooke, bart. of



Norton (by Fransisca-Posthuma, daughter
of Thomas, son of Sir Peter Leigh, of
Lyme, knight banneret,) and had issue,

Richard, who died in his father's life-
Roger, who succeeded to the estates at
the death of his father, and was
grandfather of the present George
Wilbraham, esq. of Delamere House.
Randle, of whom presently.
Thomas, of the city of Westminster,
LL.D. and F.R.S. fellow of All
Souls, Oxford, and also of the Col-
lege of Physicians. He died s. p.
Henry-William, in holy orders, M.A.
rector of Shelford, in the county of
Oxford, who d. unmarried.
Frances, m. to William Wright, esq. of

Elizabeth, m. to William Falconer, esq.

recorder of Chester.
Mary, m. to Thomas Chetham, esq. of
Mellor, county of Derby.
The second surviving son,

Randle Wilbraham, esq. of Rode, in
the palatinate of Cheshire, barrister-at-law,
LL.D. and deputy steward of the Univer-
sity of Oxford ; espoused, in 1722, Dorothy,
only daughter of Andrew Kenrick, esq. and
had issue,

Richard, his heir.

Roger, who d. young.

Mary, m. to Charles Gray, esq. M.P.

for Colchester.
Dorothea, m. to John Ford, esq. bar-
Anne and Elizabeth, both died un-
Mr. Wilbraham died in 1770, and was s. by
his son.

Richard Wilbraham, esq. of Rode, M.P.
for Chester, who m. Mary, daughter of
Robert Bootle, esq. and niece and heiress of
Sir Thomas Bootle, knt. of Lathom House,

in the county of Lancaster, chancellor to
Frederick, Prince of Wales. In conse-
quence of this alliance Mr. Wilbraham as-
sumed the additional surname of Bootle.
He had issue,

Edward, who resumed the name of
Wilbraham, and was elevated to
the peerage in 1828, as Baron

Randle, the present possessor of Rode

Anne-Dorothea, m. to Richard, first
Lord Alvanley, and died in 1825.

Mary, m. to William Egerton, esq. of
Tatton Park, and is deceased.

Francisca- Alicia, m. to A. H. Eyre, esq.
of Grove, Notts, and d. in 1810.

Sibylla - Georgiana, m. to William
Ffarington, esq. of Shaw Hall, in
Lancashire, and d. in 1799.

Emma, m. in 1794 to Sir Charles Ed-
monstone, bt. of Duntreath, and d.
in 1797.

Elizabeth, m. in 1821, to the Rev. W.
Barnes, rector of Richmond, York-
Mr. Wilbraham-Bootle died in 1796, when
the estate of Rode Hall devolved on his
second son, the present Randle Wilbra-
ham, esq.

Arms — Quarterly 1st and 4th arg. three
bends wavy, az. ; 2nd and 3rd az. two bars
arg. on a canton of the first, a wolf's head
erased of the second.

Crest — A wolf's head, erased arg.

Motto — In portu quies.

Estates — The Odd Rode, &c. estates in
the parishes of Astbury and Barthomley,
inherited from the elder branch of the Wil-
braham family; the Stapleford, &c. estates,
in the parishes of Tarvin and Waverton,
acquired by purchase in 1753.

Seat — Rode Hall, near Lawton.


ARDEN, THE REV. FRANCIS-EDWARD, of Gresham, in the county of Nor-
folk, became representative of his family at the decease of his brother, Major Arden,
on the 2nd August, 1809, but will not possess the hereditary estate of Longcroft, in
Staffordshire, until the demise of his mother. He m. Rachael, daughter of John
Pinkard, esq. and has issue,











This family boasts of Saxon blood, and
claims distinction for a full century at least
before the conquest.

Rohand, the first of the Saxon Earls of
Warwick, temp. Alfred, the Great, left an
only daughter and heiress,

Felicia, who espoused Guy, son of Si-
ward, Lord of Wallingford, and conveying
the earldom to her husband he became

Guy, Earl of Warwick, " the memory
of whom, (saith Dugdale) for his great va-
lour, hath ever since been, and yet is so
famous, that the vulgar are of opinion that
he was a man of more than ordinary stature,
and the Welsh, taking notice of his brave
exploits, will needs have him to be descended
from British parentage." The achievements
of this chivalrous earl, true or fabulous,
are so generally known, that it is almost
unnecessary to refer to Dugdale's Warwick-
shire, in which they are fully set forth.
Guy died in 927, and was s. by his son,

Reynburn, Earl of Warwick, who es-
poused, " the beautiful Lady Leonetta,
daughter of King Athelstan," and was s.
by his son,

Wegent, Earl of Warwick, a man re-
nowned for his personal valour, and mar-
tial prowess. He was a benefactor to the
monastery of Eversham, and was s. by his

Ufa, Earl of Warwick. This nobleman
who was distinguished for piety, granted in
974, with the consent of King Edgar, the
whole village of Whitlarford to the monks
of Eversham. He died about the beginning

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