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Mr. Colics (see 1597), was eldest surviving son of the Hon. Sir Edward
D., of Castle Bromwich, co. Stafford (only son by his 2nd wife of Walter
1st Viscount Hereford), whom he succ. as 2nd Bart. 14 Sept. 1622, was
b. 1578, knighted 23 July 1603; m. (i) before 1603, Eliz. (who d.s.p.
before 16 14), dau. and heir of Robert Bayspoole, of the Priory,
Aldeburgh, Norfolk, (2) Eliz. 2nd dau. of Thomas Knightley M.P., of
Borough Hall, co. Stafford, and widow (i) of Thomas Martin, of Barton,
CO. Camb., and (2) of Andrew Nevin. He was M.P. co. Stafford 1614,
Marlborough Feb. 1621-2, co. Wore. 1624-5, Worcester 1625, H.S.
of CO. Warwick 1617, and of co. Wore. 1626, a Commr. 9 ^Larch
1637, to compensate the river proprietors who had suffered damage by
the attempt to improve the navigation of the River Avon, succ. his
kinsman Robert Earl of Essex, the Parliamentary General, as 5th



Members for Worcestershire. 39

Viscount Hereford 14 Sept. 1646, and as Lord Lieut, of cos. Hereford
and Montgomery 1646, and took the Covenant 18 Nov. 1646. At the
commencement of the Civil War Sir Walter Devereux was seated at
Leigh (Lye), near Worcester, and was the only noted Parliamentarian in
the county. His two houses of Leigh and Conleigh were burnt by the
Cavaliers, and he fled to Bristol where he remained until Prince Rupert
took the city. His lordship in 1647 petitioned Parliament for ^f 50, 000
compensation — ;/^2o,ooo for the loss of his two houses, and ;^3o,ooo for
4 years rental. He purchased Sudbourne in Suffolk, where he died
Jan. 1657 or 1659. Administration granted 20 June 1659.

1625. April 27. Sir Thomas Littleton.
William Russell.

Of Strensham, son and heir of the M.P. 1601, matric. Wadham Coll.,
Oxon, 12 May 1620, aged 18, ent. Middle Temple 1621, m. Frances,
dau. of Sir Thomas Reade, of Barton, Berks, was created a Baronet
12 March 1627, M.P. co. Wore. April to Aug. 1625, H.S. 1636, 1642,
J. P. 10 July 1660, presented to Witley 17 Jan. 1633, and Strensham
24 April 1639, 7 Dec. 1643, elected an Honorary Freeman of Worcester
1643, and d. 30 Nov. 1669, bur. at Strensham. Sir William was in
1635 a stubborn opponent of William Sandys (see Evesham 1640), in
his attempt to improve the navigation of the Avon, although he was
made 9 March 1637 ^ Commr. to compensate the riparian owners
damaged by the scheme, and instead of aiding did his utmost to retard
the work. He was an active royalist, and fought at Worcester under
Prince Rupert in Sept. 1642, when "the Roundheads pillaged his house
to the bare walls." In the treaty between Col. Henry Washington,
Governor of Worcester, and Col. Thomas Raynesborough (see Droitwich
1646), for the surrender of the city (19 July 1646), the latter insisted
that Sir William Russell (one of the garrison) should be exempted from
the benefit of the treaty, and this caused a long delay, during which
Sir William was much pressed to escape in disguise, but he refused, saying
he would willingly surrender himself for the public good, as he had but
a life to lose, and it could not be better spent. Upon his absolute
refusal to escape or stop the treaty any longer, the noblemen and
gentlemen, thinking themselves bound in honour, signed a letter to Sir
Thomas Fairfax, desiring that Sir William Russell might have the benefit
of the treaty, and that he could not by any other means so much oblige
the country. Sir Thomas replied that Sir William should be used as a
gentleman and be prisoner to Col. Raynesborough. He was assessed
at ;^3ooo on 8 July 1644, but it was ordered 11 Sept. that his assess-
ment be discharged for ;^5oo paid in Tower Ward, he deposing that
j^8o was his one twentieth. 15 Jan. 1649, Frances, the wife of Sir
Wm. Russell (her husband being prisoner in the King's Bench under
several executions for debt), begs to compound. 19 Feb., Fine at one
third, £,20^1, to be ^1800 if he settles the Rectory upon the parish of
Birlingham. 24 July 165 1, summoned before the Committee for Com-



40 Members for Worcestershire.

pounding to take the Oath of Abjuration. 5 Jan. 1649, Information
that Sir Wm. Russell Bt., of Strensham, and John Horniold, of Black-
more, are bound in ^600 for a debt of ;;£^3i2 to Walter Blount, of
Seddington (see 1553). Order 16 Sept. 1653 for seizure of Blount's
estate. 23 Oct. 1654 the County Committee certify that the defendant
Blount is dead. Sir William, who was an intended Knight of the Royal
Oak 1660 (when his estates were put down at ^3000 a year), signed the
Worcestershire address to the King 8 May i66o, declaring that they
would not punish the Roundheads, but forgive and leave peaceably with
them. He must not be confused with Sir William Russell Knt. and
Bart., a much older man, who was first a Muscovy merchant, and then
Treasurer of the Navy 1618-42, and M.P. Windsor 1626.

1626. Feb. I. Sir Thomas Littleton.
Sir John Rous Knt.

Sir John Rouse, of Rouse Lench, son of Edward R., who d.
16 1 1, m. Esther, dau. of Sir Thomas Temple, of co. Warwick, was
Knighted July 1607, H.S. CO. Wore. 1611, 1637, J. P. in 1620, M.P.
Feb. to June 1626, was app. a Commr. to compensate the riparian
owners of the Avon 9 March 1637, and d. 1645. He must not be
mistaken for sir John Rous Knt, of Henham Hall, Suffolk, M.P. Dun-
wich 1624, 1625, 1626, whose descendant was created Earl of Stradbroke
1821.

1628. Feb. 28. Hon. Thomas Coventry.
Sir Thomas Bromley Knt.

The former was eldest son of Thomas, ist Lord Coventry (see
Droitwich 1620), whom he succ. 14 Jan. 1640, was b. 1606, m. 2 April
1627, Mary, younger dau. of Sir Wm. Craven Knt., Lord Mayor of
London 16x1, and sister to the ist Earl of Craven, was ^LP. Droitwich
1625, 1626, CO. Wore. 1628-9, app. one of the Council of the ^Lirches
of Wales 2 May 1633, a Compensation Commr. for the Avon 9 March
1637, Joint Commr. of Array in co. Wore. 1642, and signed the Engage-
ment with the King at York 1642, and d. in London, 27 Oct. 1661.
By his will, dated 31 Aug. 1657, Lord Coventry left J^.S°° ^^ charity to
the poor of Evesham. "Thomas Lord Coventry, of Croome D'Abitot.
15 Jan. 1644, on information that he has money and goods in the East
India Company, order that they stay all' belonging to him in their
custody. 15 April, assessed at ^{,'3, 000 ; Sept. 20, assessed at ^'1,500 by
the House of Peers ; 11 April 1645, Parliament having assessed him at
Xi)5oo, and the same not being paid, all his goods and chattels in his
house at Westminster are to be seized, inventoried and sold by the
candle, towards satisf;\ction thereof. April, Note that Lord C. paid at
several times sums amounting to ;^, 1,500." In 1642 Lord Coventry
defended Worcester against the forces of Pari., but was defeated by Col.
Sandys. His younger son Thomas, 5th Lord, was created Earl of
Coventry 1697.



Membp:rs for VVorcestershirk. 41

1640. March I!. Sir Thomas Littleton.

Sir John Packington Bt.

Sir John Pakington, of Weslwood, eldest son of Sir John
Pakington, ist Bart., of Ailesbury, Bucks, M.P., who d.v.p. Oct. 1624,
aged 24, born 1620, succ. his father as 2nd Bart. Oct. 1624, and his
gandfather Sir John P. (one of the Privy Council to O. Eliz.) in the
estates Jan. 1625, when "in his fifth year, and under the guardianship
of Lord Coventry, the Lord Keeper (see Droitwich 1620), by whose
vigilant care of his education, both by travel and other advantages, he
became a most accomplished gentleman." He m. Dorothy, dau. of his
guardian, Lord Coventry, and sister to the M.P. 1628, was elected M.P.
CO. Wore, and Aylesbury March, but preferred the County, till May
1640, Aylesbury Oct. 1640 till disabled Aug. 1642, for his loyalty, was
adm. an Hon. Freeman of Worcester 1643, J. P. co. Wore. 10 July 1660,
signed the County Address to theKingexpressingforgivenessof the Round-
heads 8 May 1660, again sat forco. Wore. 1661-79, presented to Hadsor
16 Sept. 1674, and to Hampton Lovet iS'Aug. 1660, 30 Aug. 1679, and
d. 13 Jan. 1 68 1. Sir John received from the King in 1642 a commission
for arraying men for his service in co. Wore, on account of which he
was taken prisoner and committed to the Tower, and fined ^5,000, had
his estate sequestered, his house in Bucks (one of the best in that
county) levelled with the ground, and such great wastes committed in his
woods, that an estimate of his loss, still remaining in his lady's hand-
writing, amounts to ;^2o,348. In 165 1 he joined Charles H. with a
troop of horse, at the battle of Worcester, and was taken prisoner there,
yet was so popular, that when afterwards tried for his life, not one
witness could be procured to swear against him, so he was acquitted and
set at liberty. On 22 April 1646, he " begs to compound for delinquency,
as submitting before i Dec. last. Adhered to the King's party, and was
at the battle of Kineton, after which he returned to co. Wore, and
endeavoured by special messenger to his wife in London to procure
a pass, which she could not do. On 21 March last by pass from
the Governor of Evesham, he came up and rendered himself to the
Speaker, but repairing to Goldsmith's Hall on the 23rd, he was ordered
into the custody of the Serjeant at Arras. Begs his liberty upon bail to
prosecute his composition, being much impaired in health by his long
restraint in the hot season. 24 Oct., Fine at ^, ;^i3,395. 15 July,
Fine reduced to ^3, ^7,670. 2 Jan. 1652, Charge that he assisted the
Scots army at Worcester 1651, by appearing at Pitchcroft with a sword
by his side, when the pretended King of Scots was at Worcester.
27 Sept. 1659, his estate to be seized for suspected complicity in
Sir G. Booth's rising." {Coinmittee for Compounding. On li Dec.
1649, it^ was reported that he had paid ^.ZtS^'^ o^ his fine, and part of
his estate ordered to be settled on the Borough of Aylesbury, for which
;2^2,67o was to be allowed him out of his fine. He was imprisoned in
the Tower Dec. 1654 to Sept. 1655, for alleged plotting against the



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Protector. His lady was esteemed one of the most learned of her sex
at that time, and was the reputed author of The Whole Duty of Man.

1640. Oct. 21. John Wylde.

Humphrey Salway.

The celebrated Long Parliament, expelled by Cromwell 20 April
1653. John Wylde was the son and heir of George Wylde, of Kempsey,
Serjeant at Law (see Droitwich 1584), by Frances dau. of Sir Edmund
Huddleston. He was born 1590 ; matric. Ball. Coll., Oxon, 18 Jan.
1605, aged 14; B.A. 20 Oct. 1607 (mcorporated at Cambridge 1608),
M.A. 4 July 1610; ent. Inner Temple Nov. 1602; called to the Bar
1612; Bencher 1628; Serjeant at Law 1636; M.P. Droitwich 1620-2,
1624, 1625, 1626, 1628-9, March to May 1640, Jan. to April 1659; co.
Worcester Oct. 1640-8 ; a Rumper 1659 ; a Commr. of the Great Seal
10 Nov. 1643-6 Oct. 30; Recorder of Worcester July 1646; Chief
Baron of the Exchequer 12 Oct. 1648-53 Dec, or to. i May 1655, and
17 Jan. to May or i June 1660 ; m. Anne eldest dau. and co-heir of Sir
Thomas Harries Bart., M.P., Serjeant at Law of Tong Castle, Salop,
and d. at Hampstead in 1669. Serjeant Wilde was app. Under Steward
of Kidderminster by the new charter 4 Aug. 1636, and was a most
active member of the Long Parliament, serving as Chairman of several
Committees of the House. When the Civil War broke out in 1642, he
subscribed two horses and their maintenance for the defence of Parlia-
ment. He was one of the managers for impeaching Archbishop Laud
1644. The Commons recommended him to be app. Dep. Lieut, co.
Wore. 18 March 1642, he was made a Sequestration' Commr. for
CO. Wore. April 1643, was J. P. in 1620 and 1654, and app. an
Assessment Commr. 1656. He was a member of the first two Councils
of State Feb. 1649 to 15 Feb. 1651, but being disliked by Oliver
Cromwell, was removed from the Exchequer 1653, and petitioned in
vain to be re-app. 1659, though Parliament re-instated him next year.
The Commons ordered, 3 June 1645, ^^at Serjeant Wylde and his
colleague Humphrey Salway "be paid ^4 a week for their present
maintenance," but this order was discharged 20 Aug. 1646. He served
on the following Committees of the House, namely for Assessment of
England and Wales Oct. 1644, Sequestrations Feb. 1643, Grocers Hall
April 1644, Camb. Univ. Oct. 1645, to regulate Oxford Univ. July
1646, and of Safety July 1648, and indeed most of the princi])al
Committees of the Long Parliament.

Humphrey Salway of Stanford, eldest son of Arthur S. of that
jjlace, (Secondary of Mr. Fanshaw's office), matric. Bras. Coll., Oxon,
8 Nov. 1590, aged 15 ; B.A. 16 Feb. 1593, ent. Inner Temple Nov.
1594; m. Anne 2nd dau. of Sir Edward Lyttclton Knt., of l*illalon Hall,
CO. Stafford ; was fined ^25 on 6 July 1630, for not taking Knighthood
at the coronation of Ciiarles 1., app. a Commr. to compensate the Avon
proprietors 9 March 1637, was J. P. co. Wore, app. a Sequestration



Members for Worcestershire. 43

Commr. for co. Wore. 1643, ^ member of the General Assessment
Committee Oct. 1644, of the Committee on Scandalous Offences June
1646, and on the Navy Committee May 1649, a Pari. Commr. to reside
with the army in Scotland 18 July 1645, a Commr. to try the King Jan.
1649, but did not act. He was app. by Pari., 3 Aug. 1644, First
or King's Remembrancer of the Exchequer {^4°° ^ year), vice
Fanshaw dismissed, and held that office and sat for co. Wore, from Oct.
1640 till his death, being buried in Westminster Abbey 20 Dec. 1652.

1653. June. Richard Sabvay.
John James.

This was Barebone's Parliament, the Members of which were not
elected, but appointed by Oliver Cromwell and a Council of Officers, and
summoned to meet at Westminster 4 July 1653, by letters under the
hand of the Lord General Cromwell. 1'his assembly declared itself a
Parliament 6 July, and resigned its powers to the Lord General 12 Dec.
1653. {^Commons Journal).

Major Richard Salway, of Richard's Castle, co. Hereford, 4th
son of Humphrey S. (see 1640), m. Anne dau. of Richard Waring, Aid.
of London. He was app. one of the Pari. Committee for co. Wore.
1644, sat for Appleby Oct. 1645-53, co. Wore. June to Dec. 1653, and
was a Rumper 1659. The following details of his career, gathered from
the Commofis Jonrnats and Calendar of State Papers, show his activity
on behalf of the Commonwealth : — He was app. one of the Committee
for executing Martial Law in London and Westminster Aug. 1644, of
Assessment for co. Wore. Oct. 1644, of Scandalous Offences June 1646,
for Irish Affairs April 1647, of the Navy 1648, and for Regulating the
Universities Sept. 1650. The Committee of both Kingdoms gave
instructions to Richard Salway and others employed on a mission
to the Earl of Ormond and -Dthers at Dublin 17 Oct. 1646. He
was nominated a Commr. for Ireland 14 Sept., but the Council
recomniended that Miles Corbet be app. in his stead 26 Nov. 1650.
The Committee for compounding ordered the Treasurers at Goldsmith's
Hall 12 Nov. 1650 to pay ;^i,ooo a year each to Col. John Jones (see
Williams' Pari. History 0/ Wales), Major Richard Salway, and John
Weaver, from Michaelmas last, for diet and charges as long as they were
employed as Commrs. in Ireland. Order in Pari. 20 Nov. 1650 appoint-
ing Richard Salway and 16 others to be a Committee to state the
business of the revenues of the Papists lands On 25 Nov\ 165 1 the
Committee for Compounding wrote to him : — As you live near Which-
wood Forest, sequestered from Lord Craven, please to take care of the
State's interest therein, that we may better perform our trust. Order in
Pari. 14 July 1652 that he and Luke Robinson M.P. report touching
the powers and practice of the Committee for Compounding in appeals.
In 1654 the Levant Company petitioned the Council of State to appoint
him Ambassador to Turkey, but this was not done. He was made
Ranger of Wychwood Forest 1654, Mayor of Worcester 1654, a



44 Members for Worcestershire.

member of the 3rd Council of State 17 Feb. to Nov. 1651, of the 4th
Council Dec. 165 1-2 Nov., and of the 6th Council 29 April (his
appointment approved by the House of Commons 9 July) to Oct. 1653,
and was placed on the Committees for the affairs of Ireland and Scotland
I March 165 1, and upon several other Committees. He was app. one of
the Committee of Safety 7 May 1659, ?pp. 7 May one of the Council of
State, which was to last 17 May to i Dec. 1659, app. 20 June 1659 first
of the five Commrs. to manage the Revenue for six months, was one of
the Council of State May and June, and one of the Committee of
Safety June till Oct. 1659, President of the Council of State in Sept.
1659, and one of the Council of Ten app. by the Army 28 Oct. 1659.
A Restoration Tract, entitled The Mystery of the Good Old Cause,
briefly unfolded, says of him : — " Richard Salway, once a Grocer's
'Prentice, and their spokesman in one of their tumultuous hurries to the
Long Parliament, and ever since was taken notice of for a great talker.
He was a main man in the Committee of Safety ; for which the Rump,
when they sat again, rebuked him gently, as one that had gone astray
from the Good Old Cause ; a Major in the Army, and a great purchaser."
Of his after career the following glimpses are given : — "30 July 1662,
Francis Lord Newport to Secretary Nicholas — Major Salway is brought
into Shrewsbury Castle and shall be sent to London. 11 Aug., Lord
Chancellor Clarendon to Lord Newport — The King consents for Major
Salway to be set at liberty as there is no information against him ;
several persons of unquestionable integrity give security for him and he
has entered obligations for his peaceable demeanour. He will not only
have no hand in disturbances, but will prevent or discover them.
Commends him for protection and countenance, that he may not be
disquieted for past memories. Oct. 1663, Warrant for search and
apprehension of Major Richard Salway, to be committed close prisoner
to the Tower, for treasonable designs. 2 Nov., Warrant to Sir John
Robinson, Lieutenant of the Tower, to receive him prisoner for
dangerous practices. 7 Nov., Warrant to the same to permit Sir Allan
Apsley and Salway's wife to have access to her husband. 16 Jan. 1664,
Warrant to the same to permit Salway to have pun, ink, and paper to
draw up a petition to the King in the presence of his keeper. 30 Jan.,
Resolution that Salway be released on good security. 3 Feb. 1664,
Warrant to Sir John Robinson to release Salway on his taking the oaths
of allegiance and supremacy, giving security for good conduct, and
paying the prison dues." Henry Coventry (see Droit wich 1661) wrote
to Williamson i April 1664 — " Major Richard Salway, late prisoner in
the Tower, is summoned before a Committee of the House of Commons
to give testimony in Sir Joim Packington's business (see 1640), but as
there is a proclamation forbidding all such ollicers to stay in or come to
town without leave, a license is recjuested for him."

Col. John James, of Astley, co. Wore, and Tripplcton, co.
Hereford, son of John James, of Astley, by Mary dau. of Walter
W infold, was H.S. co. Hereford in Dec. 1650, app. a Sequestration



Members for Worcestershire. 45

Commr. for it 4 Sept. 1649 and 7 Feb. 1650, but discharged for
unsatisfactory accounts in or about March 1652, app. Capt. of a Troop
of Horse Militia in co. Hereford 21 Aug. 1650, a Commr. for ejecting
scandalous and insufficient Ministers and Schoohnasters in it Aug. 1654,
and a Commr. to raise ^"1,000 Assessment upon it 1656. The
Committee of both Kingdoms ordered, 19 April 1647, that '' Capt.
James shall have power to seize upon and recruit his troop out of such
horses as are the State's, marked with the State's mark, and have been
embezled and sold away to any persons in cos. Bucks, Berks, and Oxon."
It is doubtful whether the " passes granted to Capt. James to go to
Holland 15 May 1650, and to go beyond sea 20 Feb. 1652," apply to
him. The Committee for Compounding wrote to him 26 Dec. 1650,
"Knowing how much you may contribute to carry on Sequestration
work, we have joined Mr. Herring (see Williavis^ Herefordshire
Members), with you therein, and beg you both to use the utmost
care to manage it to the best advantage. We have heard so much
of your prudence and readiness that we believe you will omit
nothing, and therefore will not trouble you further." He replied
on 10 Jan. 1651 — " Thanks for your remembrance of me and my cousin
Salway (his colleague). I am sorry I cannot answer your expectations in
regard of other public business, but I shall spare as much time as I can
for your business." He was added by Pari, to the Committee for
Sequestrations in co. Wore. 29 July 1648, and re-app. by the Committee
for Compounding 10 Sept. 1651, but in this latter case it appears that he
did not accept the office. Col. James was app. Commander of the
Horse and Dragoons in co. Wore, under a commission from the Council
of State, 3 I March 1651, to "raise and command the forces in co. Wore,
under the Militia Act," and he was ordered a further one 30 June for
"listing volunteers in co. Wore." On 7 Oct. 1651 the Council wrote to
him at Worcester — " The Council have ordered Col. Cooper to search
for some gold said to be hid in Worcester, belonging to the enemy ; the
money is found, and 150 pieces of old gold are now in your hands ;
send it up to us to be disposed of as the Council shall direct." The
Council wrote him on 31 March 1651 — "Being informed of your fitness
to command the horse and dragoons raised in co. Wore, we have issued
a commission for that purpose, which we enclose, and desire you to give
your best furtherance and assistance in raising of them that they may be
ready on all occasions for preservation of the peace." He received a
commission as Captain in the ist Horse Regiment for the safety of the
Eastern Association and Inland parts 21 April 1651, and as these
measures were taken to repel the Scots army under Charles II., it is
probable that Col. James took an active part in the disastrous defeat of
the King at the Battle of Worcester. He was added by order of Pari,
to the High Court of Justice 25 June 1651, and app. i Nov. 1653 (and
took the oath of secrecy 5 Nov.) as a member of the seventh Council of
State, which lasted till Dec. 1653. He was M.P. co. Wore. June to
Dec. 1653, app. one of the Ordnance Committee and also of the



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Committee for Lunatics 8 Nov., and was added to the Irish and
Scotch Committee 28 Nov. 1653. The Council of State ordered
15 June 1653, that Col. John James and other M.P.'s "should have
the lodgings late in possession of Sir Henry Vane, Sir H. Mildmay,
and Col. Thomson, and any others they think fit, so that they may be
lodged together," and further ordered 8 July, "that the Whitehall
Committee should put them in possession of the house late Dennis
Bond's." The stern rulers of the Commonwealth firmly set their faces
against duelling as appears from the following instance — "25 April
1654, Lord Protector's Council. The Lord President having last
Saturday issued a warrant to take into custody Charles Rich and John
James on information of a quarrel between them, both parties appeared
before the Council where both were bound in ;^i,ooo and two sureties
in ;^i,ooo not to fight each other, nor break the public peace. 8 May,
a warrant to be prepared for commitment of both to the Tower, they
not having attended to give security. 10 May, two warrants signed but
suspended till Jessop (Assistant Clerk of the Council) give notice to
Rich in the country. 19 May, Order that they both give security in
■;^i,ooo each with two sufficient sureties to keep the peace towards each
other for all times to come and neither of them to break it, and on so
doing that their warrant for commitment to the Tower be suspended."
From the following references he seems to have been brought to trial at
the Restoration, but if condemned must have been afterwards pardoned.
" 31 May 1667, Petition of Jasper Waterhouse for payment for services
in drawing out the indictments, &c., against Sir Hardress Walker, Wm.
Hewlett, John James, Sir Henry Vane, John Lambert, and others, for
high treason." i Sept. 1670, " Licence for John James, of Trippleton,
CO. Hereford, to remain in and about London and Westminster, altliough
an officer in the army of the late usurped pov/ers.'' Col. John James m.
Jane, dau. and heir of Wm. Higgins, of Tripleton, co. Hereford, and
died at Tripleton May 1681, aged 71. His eldest son Higgins James,
(aged 48 in 1682) d.s.p. 1709, having m. (i) Eliz., dau. of Hon. Wallop
Brabazon, of Eaton, co Hereford, and (2) 1698 Mercy, sister of Samuel
Pytts, of Kyre (see Co. 1710).

1654. July 12. Sir Thomas Rous Bart.


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