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ATTHILL, THE REVEREND WILLIAM, of Brandiston Hall, in the county of

Norfolk, A.M. prebendary of Clogher, Rector and Vicar of the parishes of Fintona, in the county of Tyrone, and of Magheraculmony, in the county of Fermanagh, b. in April, 1776, m. 1st April, 1805, Henrietta Margaret Eyre, eldest daughter of the very Reverend George Maunsell, D.D. Dean of Leighlin, niece of Robert Hedges, esq. of Macroom Castle, in the county of Cork, and cousin to the Earl of Bantry, by whom he has issue,

William, in holy orders, A.B. b. 11th July, 1807.
Robert, A. B.b. 9th February, 1810.
Richard, b. 11th August, 1811.
John-Grey-Porter, b. 31st December, 1812. .

This gentleman was elected in 1796, a fellow of Caius and Gonville College, Cambridge ; whence removing to Ireland, he obtained the preferment above mentioned.


This family deduces its origin from the SIMON Att'ehill, who died leaving an time of the Norman Conquest, at which only daughter and heiress, who espoused period its first founder eame over into in 1326, her cousin, England, and is said to have borne the John ATT'ehill. This gentleman was name of De-La-How. His grandson having the first of his family who settled in the settled in the county of Berks, the surname county of Norfolk, where his descendants originally signifying “Of the Hill,became have since continued to reside. He is mencorrupted At the Hill, and thence was tioned among the benefactors of the Abbey shortened into Atthill. From this De- of Lewes, and d. leaving issue, one son and LA-How lineally descended

a daughter. He was interred in the church RICHARD ATT'EHJLL, of Bareworth, in the of Geystwick, Norfolk, where a monument county of Berks, (whose name, &c. are to his memory still remains, in the South recorded in the Abbreviatio Rotulo Ori- aisle. He was s. by his only son, ginalium, 31st Edward I.) He m. Maude, WILLIAM ATT’EHILL, esq. who m. in daughter of Sir John Harley, of South 1354, Catherine, daughter of — Alger, esq. Wales, and had issue,

of the county of Norfolk, and had issue, Simon, his successor.

two sons, Thomas and John, the latter of Thomas, in holy orders.

whom acquired the lands and tenements of Peter, of Walpole, in the county of Harewell, in the county of Berks, and d. Norfolk, who had a son,

without male issue. John, of whom presently.

THOMAS ATT'ehill, the elder son, sucMaude, d. unm.

ceeded his father at Walpole. This genRichard Att'ehill, was s. at his decease by tleman was among the valiant followers his eldest son,

of the chivalrous EDWARD III. and is re

corded to have displayed on several occa “Orate A. i. à Richardi Atthill, esq. sions, proofs of the greatest valour; for qui obiit Septembris Anno D. MDV.” these and other services, EDWARD granted Sir Richard was s. at his demise by his him estates to a considerable extent in elder son, Buckinghamshire, of which we find mention

ANTHONY ATT'HILL, esq. The family resiin the Calendarium Fiotulorum Patentium, dence having become dilapidated, this genp. 152, in the following words:

tleman settled at Cawston, in the county “Rex confirmavit Thomæ Att'ehill, arm: of Norfolk, where his descendants continued

in general' tallio, unum messuagium, to reside, until they removed to Brandiston, vocat' Le Asprevil in Ailesbury, in the seat of the present proprietor. He m. com' Bucks, et alt messuag' ibm ei in 1540, and had issue, four sons and two dat', &c. &c."

daughters, of whom the eldest, He m. in 1377, Margaret, daughter of Sir

RICHARD Art'Hill, esq. b. in 1545, sucJohn Condoys, knt. and had issue,

ceeded his father, and marrying in 1569, had,

inter alios, a son and successor, Thomas, his successor.

EDWARD Art'Hill, esq. Richard, whose son,

captain in the HENRY, inherited the family estates army of Charles I. who d. in 1676, and was

s. by his only surviving son,
upon the demise of his uncle,

ANTHONY ATT’hill, esq. of Cawston, who William, in holy orders, D.D. rector

m. in 1684, Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas of Foxley, in the county of Norfolk, Lombe, knt. (maternal ancestor of the preto which living he was presented by Paul Joddrel, of Sall House, in the county

sent Earl of Lauderdale, and of Sir Richardthe Bishop of London, and other of Norfolk, bart.) and left, besides several feoffees of Reginald Grey, Lord Ruthyn.

daughters, two sons, viz. Catherine.


John, from whom the Cawston branch

is descended. Thomas Att'ehill d. at an advanced age, and was s. by his eldest son,

Mr. Atthill was s. at his decease by his THOMAS ATT'Erill, at whose decease, un

eldest son, married, the family inheritance devolved ANTHONY-LOMBE ATTHILL, esq. of Branupon his nephew,

diston, who m. Maria, daughter of -- Capon, HENRY ATT'EHILL. This gentleman's esq. and had issue, name appears among the list of the gentry ANTHONY, who m. Mary, daughter of of England returned by the commissioners Charles Wetherall, esq. of Norwich, in the reign of Henry VI. He espoused and dying before his father, in 1758, in 1448, Mary-Therese, daughter of Sir left issue, Hugo de Montmorencie, a French officer,

1. ANTHONY-John, successor to his and by her, left with three daughters,

grandfather. HENRY, his successor.

2. William, M.D. of Spottisham THOMAS.

Hall, in the county of Norfolk,

d. unm. He was s. hy his elder son, HENRY Att'ehill, who fell in the wars

3. Jermyn, H.E.I.C.S. d. abroad, of the Roses, leaving an only son, who d. in infancy. The family estates then devolved

4. Maria, m. to Bond, of the upon his only brother,

county Middlesex, esq. Thomas ATT'Hill, who m. in 1471, Lucy, Edward, A.M. in holy orders, rector of daughter of Sir Ralph Mordaunt, and had, Sparham, and Foxsall, in the county with four daughters, an only son, his suc of Norfolk, d. unm. cessor,

John, R.N. d. at sea, unm. SIR RICHARD ATT'Hill, knt. who d. in Lombe, m. Elizabeth, daughter of 1505, leaving two sons and two daughters, Johnson, esq. and left issue, four and was interred in the church of Geyst sons, and three daughters. wick, where his effigy in brass still remains, Mary, m. to Sinith, of Cottis Hall, with a tombstone, bearing the following in

in the county of Norfolk, and had scription :

with other issu


Mary, m. to the Right Rev. John WILLIAM, the present representative of

Porter, D.D. Lord Bishop of the family.

Arms---Arg. on a chevron gu. three cresMr. Atthill was s. at his decease in 1760, by cents or. his grandson,

Crests---First; a demi griffin rampant. 16. ANTHONY-JOHN Atthill, esq. of Second, a falcon or, 'ducally gorged azure, Brandiston, who m. in 1773, Sarah, daughter belled and leashed of the first. of — Howlett, esq. of Marsham, in the county Mottoes---Honorantes me honorabo; and of Norfolk, and had issue,

Monte de alto. WILLIAM.

Seats---Brandiston Hall, county of NorMartha.

folk. Ardress Rectory, county of FermaHe d. in 1780, and was succeeded by his nagh; and Dundevea, in the county of only son,



KYNNERSLEY-SNEYD, THOMAS, esq. of Loxley Park, in the county of Stafford, b. 6th May, 1774.

*This gentleman, whose patronymic is Sneyd, assumed in 1815, by sign manual, in compliance with the testamentary injunction of his uncle Clement Kynnersley, esq. the additional surname and arms of that family: when he succeeded to the Kynnersley estates.


ould gentleman that lived and was owner of Kynnardsley Castle, in com. Hereford: by name John de Kynnardsley, and by title a knight (if any knights were before the Conquest). This ould gentleman was blind, he had then liveing with him twelve sonnes, whom with himself he armed, and stood in his castle gate, his halberd in his hand, attending the coming of sheriffs and other comissrs from ye king, who being arrived, demanded of him by what tenure he held his castle and lands ; ye old knreplyed by his armes, shewing to them his halberd."

Hugo de KYNNARDSLEYE is mentioned in several charters, in the time of Henry III.

and was seised of the manor of Newland, According to an old pedigree

and other estates in the counties of Glouces“ The family of the Kynnersleys is very ter and Hereford. This Hugh, a soldier of ancient, being seated long before the Con- the cross, accompanied Prince Edward to quest in com. Hereford, in a castle soe called the Holy Land, and received the honor of at present. In Doomesday Booke it is re- knighthood; upon which occasion he added corded, that when the Conqueror was pos- the Jerusalem crosses to his arms, which sessed of his newe kingdome of England, were before " az. a lion rampant ar.” hee sent his Comissrs throughout ye remote John de KYNNARDSLEY, in the latter part parts thereof, to know howe every man held of the reign of EDWARD II. or the beginning his lands. In which tyme there was an of that of EDWARD III. espoused Johanna,


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daughter and heiress of Thomas de Ferrers, | King's Bromley. He d. 30th Henry VIII. of Loxley, in the county of Stafford, a and was s. by his grandson, younger branch of the family of Ferrars, THOMAS KYNNARDSLEY, of Loxley, wedded Earls of Derby, and is written Dominus de Dorothy, daughter of Sir Philip Draycot, of Lockesleye. He had a son,

Pensley, in the county of Stafford, and had John de KYNNARDSLEYE, of Lockesleye,

ANTHONY, his successor. who m. Joan, daughter and heiress of Sir

Ralph, of Bridgenorth, in the county of Robert Dethicke, knt. and dying 23rd ED

Salop, who had a son, Francis, d. 8. p. WARD III. was s. by his son,

WILLIAM DE KYNNARDSLEY, of Lockes Nicholas, } leye, who wedded Elizabeth, sister and Edward, of Cleobury, Shropshire, living heiress of Robert Salway, of Cannock, and

in 1613, who m. Jane, daughter of had, with other issue,

Richard Johnson, of Chester, and had Robert De KYNNARDSLEY, of Lockesleye,

several sons and grandsons in the who espoused, first, Elizabeth, daughter of

service of the parliament. Sir John Gyfford, of Chillington, knt. and

Elizabeth, had a son, John, his successor. He m. se

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Helen, condly, Joane, relict of Sir Thomas Tam

Elizabeth, m. to John Comes, esq. horne, by whom he had a son, Henry, of

Anne, wife of John Aron. Brocton, in the county of Derby, and thirdly,

The eldest son, Isabel, daughter of John Hynckley, of Aston. He d. 37th Henry VI, and was s. by

ANTHONY KINARDSLEY, esq. of Loxley, his eldest son,

succeeded to the estates in the 34th Eliza

beth. Hem. John de KYNNARDSLEY, of Lockesley,

Isabell, daughter and heiress of

Lewis Walker, of Bramshall, and had issue, Margaret, daughter of Robert Aston, of Tixal, and had, with other issue, who FRANcis, his successor.

Edward, who m. Margaret, daughter of THOMAS, his successor.

William George, esq. and niece of Margaret, m. to John Fitz-Herbert, of

Sir John George, by whom he had

several children.
Joan, m. to Thomas Langham.

Mary, m. to Henry Mainwaring, esq.

of Caringham, in Cheshire. Jobn de Kynnardsley d. 13th Edward IV. and was s. by his son,

Anthony Kinardesley was s. at his decease, Thomas KYNNARDSLEY, of Lockesleye,

in 1622, by his son, who m. first, Margaret, daughter of John

Francis KINARDESLEY, esq. of Loxley, Agard, of Foston, in the county of Derby, who marrying Lettice, daughter of Richard and had issue,

Bagot, esq. of Blithfield, had, with other

children, a son, John, who m. Dorothy, daughter and heiress of Petit, of Badger, in the

Thomas KYNNERSLEY, esq. his successor, county of Salop, and predeceasing

in 1634. This gentleman, who was sheriff his father, left, with other issue,

of Shropshire in 1653, m. Elizabeth, daughThomas, successor to his grand- ter of Ralph Floyer, of Hints, in the county father.

of Stafford, and had a son and successor, Francis, in holy orders, rector of Leigh who m. first, Sarah, daughter of — Clarke,

THOMAS KYNNERSLEY, esq. of Loxley, and Blithfield. Dorothy, m. to Humphrey Minors, of esq. of Watford, in the county of NorthampUttoxeter.

ton, by whom he had issue, Eleanor, m. to Robert Whitehall, of Thomas, his successor. Yardeley in Derbyshire.

George, d. in 1657. Anne, m. to John Strelay, of Strelay.

George, d. in 1660. Elizabeth, m. to — Abelleyn.

Sarah, d. young. Thomas Kynnardsley espoused, secondly, He m. secondly, Mary, daughter of - JoddElizabeth, daughter of Humphrey Wolrych, rell, esq. of Twamley, and had further issue, and relict of Henry Petit, of Badger, by Jolin, of Badger, who m. Miss Anne whom he had further issue; and thirdly, Case. Elizabeth, daughter of William Hussey, of Clement, of Uttoseter, d. s. p.

his son,

Elizabeth, m. to Walter Horton, esq. of Catherine, d. unmarried, in 1815.
Catton, in the county of Derby.

Mr. Kynnersley d. in 1755, and was s. by
Lettice, m. to Ralph Adderley, esq. of

Clement KYNNERSLEY, esq. of Loxley,
Coton, Staffordshire.
Mr. Kynnersley d. in 1662, and was s. by Dixie, bart. of Bosworth Park, in the county

who m. Rosamond, daughter of Sir Wolstan his eldest son, Thomas KYNNERSLEY, esq. of Loxley,

of Leicester, but dying issueless, in 1815, b. in 1654, who espoused Mary, daughter of willed his property to his nephew, THOMAS John London, of Islington, merchant, and SNEYD, who has assumed the additional sur

name of KYNNERSLEY, and is the present was s. upon his demise by his son, Thomas KYNNERSLEY, esq. of Loxley,

proprietor. who m. Barbara, eldest daughter of Sir Gilbert Clarke, of Chilcote, in the county of

FAMILY OF SNEYD. Derby, by whom (who d. in 1717) he had fourteen children, of whom six only survived

This is a branch of the ancient family of infancy, viz.

Sneyd, of Keel, in Staffordshire, springing

CRAVEN, his successor.
Thomas, who inherited from his brother. WILLIAM SNEYD, esq. of Keel, and Brad-
Barbara, m. to Sir John Frederick, well, sheriff of the county of Stafford, 16th

bart. of Hampton, in the county of CHARLES II. who espoused Elizabeth, dau.

of Robert Audeley, of Gransden, and had Mary, m. to – Kirby, esq. of Leicester. issue, Dorothy, d. unmarried, in 1759.

RALPH, of Keel. The elder son,

WILLIAM. CRAVEN KYNNERSLEY, esq. of Loxley, The second son, was unfortunately killed in the park at Lox

WILLIAM SNEYD, esq. of the Birches, in ley, by the accidental discharge of his fowling-piece. He had m. Jane, daughter of Sir the county of Stafford, m. Sarah, daughter

and heiress of Edward Bagot, bart. of Blithfield, but dying

Wettenhall, esq. of Waterthus in 1735, and leaving no issue, the estates house, in the same shire, and had issue, devolved upon his brother,

RALPH, his successor. THOMAS KYNNERSLEY, esq. of Loxley, an Wettenhall, d. in Ireland. officer in the navy, who m. Penelope, only Richard, who m. Anne, daughter of daughter of John Wheeler, esq. of Wootton, Charles Adderley, esq. of Chesterin the county of Stafford, and had issue,

field, but d. s. p. John, d. in 1756.

Elizabeth, m. to Samuel Adderley, esq. Thomas, d. in infancy.

of Blakehall. Clement, successor to his father.

Mary, m. to Walter Chetwynd, esq. of Penelope, who m. John, Sneyd, esq. of Brockton.

Bishton, and afterwards of Belmont, The eldest son,
in the county of Stafford, and had,
with several older children, a son,

RALPH SNEYD, esq. of Bishton, m. Eliza

beth, daughter and heir of John Bowyer, Thomas, who inherited, by will,

esq. of Bishton, and had, with other issue, from his uncle, Clement, the

a son and successor,
Kynnersley estates, and assum-
ing that additional surname, is

WILLIAM SNEYD, esq. of Bishton, who esthe present THOMAS SNEYD

poused Susan, only daughter of John EdKYNNERSLEY, esq. of Loxley.

monds, esq. of London, and had issue, Dorothy, m. first, to Thomas Byrche 1. WILLIAM HEDGES, who d. unmarried, Savage, esq. of Elmley Castle, in the

in 1757. county of Worcester, and secondly, 2. John, who m. thrice, but had issue to Ralph Adderley, esq. of Coton.

only by his first wife, PENELOPE, Barbara, d. unmarried in 1782.

daughter of THOMAS KYNNERSLEY, Mary, m. to Charles Augustus Louis esq. of Loxley, with several other

Frederick Baron de Bode, and d. at children,
Moscow in 1814.

WILLIAM, of Ashcomb, b. in 1767,

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