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Burke's Extinct and Dor- | four daughters, who all d. unmarried, except mant Peerage.)
Lettice, the wife of John Bright, esq. of 2. ALAN, of whom we have to treat. Acton, in the county of Salop. 3. Isabella, m. to John de Sutton, lord His only surviving son and successor,
of Dudley, from which alliance de SIR JOB CHARLTON, received the honor of rived the earls of Warwick and Lei- knighthood, was appointed chief justice of cester.
Chester, and nominated one of the judges of The second son,
the Common Pleas, temp. CHARLES II. In SIR ALAN CHARLTON, knt. of Appley Cas- the 2nd of JAMES II. he was advanced to the tle, marrying Ellen, one of the co-heirs of dignity of a baronet, and was speaker of the the Lord Zouch, acquired the lordship of House of Commons. He espoused, first, Wisheford. In the 5th of EDWARD II. he Dorothy, daughter and heiress of William was constituted governor of Montgomery Blunden, esq. of Bishop's Castle, by whom and Wigmore Castles, and obtained per- he had four sons, and three daughters, viz. mission from the king to embattle his own Francis, his successor. castle of Appley. His son and successor, William, Thomas Charlton, was s. by his son,
Job, d. unmarried. Thomas CHARLTON, whose son,
Robert, Robert CHARLTON, was father of
Jane, m. to Thomas Hanmer, esq. of the RICHARD CHARLTON, who m. twice. By Fenns, in Flintshire, and had two sons, his first wife he had a son, William, and by William and Job, and a daughter, the second, (a daughter of Mainwaring, m. to admiral Cornwall, of Berington. of Peover) a son,
Dorothy, m. to Sir Edward Leighton, of RICHARD CHARLTON, of Tearne, who m. Wattlesborough, bart. twice, and had issue,
Mary, m. to — Burrell, esq. of Essex. Robert CHARLTON, who was father of Sir Job m. secondly, Lettice, daughter of
ROBERT CHARLTON, who espoused Alice, Walter Waring, esq. of Oldbury, and had daughter and co-heir of Richard Tyler, of further issue, Hardwicke, in the county of Salop, and had Gilbert, who m. Anne, daughter and cotwo sons,
heir of — Staunton, esq. of Staunton, ANDREW, who m. first, Judith, daughter in Nottinghamshire, and had a son,
of Edward Cludd, esq. and secondly, Job-Staunton Charlton, esq. of Staun-
esq. of Abermarles, and secondly, to Robert.
Dr. John Robinson, lord bishop of The second son,
London. Robert Charlton, esq. of Whitton, who Sir Job Charlton was s. at his decease, 27th suffered severely for his loyal adherence to May, 1697, by his eldest son, King Charles II. m. first, Emma, daughter Sir Francis CHARLTON, bart. who m. first, of Thomas Harby, esq. of Adston, in the Dorothy, daughter and co-heir of the Rev. county of Northampton, and sister to Sir Mr. Bromwych, by whom he had a son, Job Harby, knt. by whom he had issue, BLUNDEL, his successor ; and secondly, Job, his successor.
Miss Cam, by whom he left two sons, and a
daughter, Emma, m. to John Lloyd, esq. of James,
Aston, in Shropshire. Sir Francis d. 21st Emma, m. to Sir Henry Barnard, by April, 1729, and was s. by his son,
whom she was grandmother of the SiR BLUNDEL CHARLTON, bart. who m. Duke of Chandos, Lord Middleton, Mary, sister of Lord Foley, and had issue, and Earl Tilney.
FRANCIS (Sir), his successor, as sixth Elizabeth, m. to Serle, esq. and had baronet, who d. unmarried, in 1784, issue.
when the title expired. Katherine, m. to Cooke, esq. of
Robert-Job, in holy orders, rector of Thursley, in the county of Derby.
Brampton, in the county of Hereford ; He espoused, secondly, Anne, daughter of and vicar of Kidderminster, WorcesRichard Wyche, esq. and sister to Sir Peter tershire, d. before his brother, unm. Wyche, knt. by whom he had four sons and Emma, d. unmarried.
, } d. young
ELIZABETH, m. to Edmund Lechmere,*
3. Emma, d. in 1809. esq. of Hanley Castle, in the county Mr. Lechmere Charlton, was s. at his of Worcester, knight in parliament decease by his elder son, for that shire, in 1734, and had issue,
EDMUND LECHMERE-CHARLTON, esq. NICHOLAS LECHMERE, of Hanley
now representative of the two faCastle, b. in 1733, who succeeded
milies of Lechmere and Charlton. to the Charlton estates upon the Arms-Quarterly; first and fourth, or, a demise of his uncle, Sir Francis lion rampant, gu. for CHARLTON. Second Charlton, in 1784, and assumed and third, gu. a fess between three pelicans that additional surname. He es or, vulning their breasts ppr. for LECHMERE. poused Susanna, daughterof Jes Crests—A leopard's head front faced, gu. son Case, esq. of Powyck, and for CHARLTON. Out of a ducal coronet, a had issue,
pelican, vulning itself, ppr. 1. EDMUND, present possessor. Estates—Hanley, Worcestershire ; Wil2. Francis, b. in 1790.
ton, Shropshire; and Ludford, in the county
of Hereford. * Mr. Lechmere was representative of the
Seats-Ludford, Herefordshire; Whitton ancient family of that name, for an account of Court, Shropshire; and Hanley Castle, in which, see article PATESHALL, of Allensmore. the county of Worcester.
PETER, OF HARLYN.
PETER, WILLIAM, esq. of Harlyn, in the county of Cornwall, b. 22nd March,
1785; m. 12th January, 1809, Frances, only daughter and heiress of John Thomas, esq. of Chiverton, in the same county, by whom he has issue,
John-Thomas-Henry, of Christ Church, Oxford, b. 23rd
Mr. Peter has been, for many years, a deputy warden and lieutenant, and one of the chairmen of the Court of Quarter Sessions, of the county of Cornwall.
Lineage. This family has been for several centuries John Peeter or Petre, who lived in the resident, and possessed of lands, in the west reigns of Richard II. and Henry IV. By of England. According to Risdon and other his wife Alice he left issue two sons, antiquaries, the Lady Alice Pole, in the 1. John, his successor. reign of Henry III. gave the manor and cas 2. Nicholas, who succeeded to his motle of Compton, in Devonshire, “ to one of ther's estates in Dorsetshire, and rethe family of Peter, whose posterity after siding at Bakebeare, in that county,
wards took the name of the place.” Another was M.P. for Shaftesbury in the 28th i branch settled at Torr-Newton, in the adja of Henry VI. and d. s. p.
cent parish of Torr-Brian, of which was, John Peter, the elder brother, inherited
his father's estates in Devonshire, and left
3. THOMAS. issue by his wife, a son named
THOMAS PETER, the third son, to whom his William Peter, who, as it appears from father had made gift of divers lands in Cornan inquisition taken in the 12th of Edward wall (which lands had been acquired by WilIV. was seised of Torr-Newton, Bakebeare, liam Peter in marriage with Joan Arundel), and other lands in the counties of Devon, espoused Agnes, daughter of Thomas Godol-Dorset, and Hants, and was at that time phin, esq.t (by his second wife, a daughter twenty-four years of age. By his wife of Granville), and was s. by his eldest son, Joan, he had several children, among whom Robert Peter, esq. who was bred a sol
dier, and served with credit under Sir Ed1. John, who inherited Torr-Newton ward Poynings at Havre, and in the Low
and other estates in Devon, and who, Countries. In the 13th of Elizabeth he was
and who m. in 1609, Deborah, daughter of 2. WILLIAM.
John Treffry, esq. of Place. Henry Peter WILLIAM PETER, the younger son, suc
d. in 1619, leaving issue, a son, ceeded to his father's estates at Milton in THOMAS PETER, esq. b. in 1610, who m. in Hampshire, and Bakebeare in Dorsetshire, 1632, Elizabeth, only daughter and heiress and further increased his patrimony by his of Henry Michell, esq. of Harlyn, in the marriage with Joan, the only daughter of county of Cornwall, which place bad been Sir Roger Arundel, of Calwoodley, in the acquired by the Michells, in the reign of county of Devon, by which lady he had Henry VII. in marriage with an heiress of issue three sons,
the Tregoyes, a family, which, according to 1. Roger, who d. young.
Carew, ranked amongst the English nobility,
in the time of WILLIAM the Conqueror. 2. William, who succeeded his father, but d. s. p. in the 37th Henry VIII.
Having been an active royalist in the civil 3. John.
wars, between Charles and his Parliament, The third son, JOHN PETER, resided at Bowhay, near
ter and heiress, Catherine, m. her couExeter, and was one of the representatives
sin Allen, first Earl Bathurst. of that city in the first parliament of PHILIP
2. Frances, m. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst. and MARY. He married his cousin Wilmot, Upon Otho Peter (a member of this branch of daughter of John Peter, esq. of Torr-New- the family) the following curious epitaph is to be ton, and sister to Sir William Petre, and died seen in Exminster Church, near Exeter. in 1579, at a very advanced age, leaving a
“ In sempiternam memoriam Othonis Peter
armigeri mæstissimus ejus filius hoc monumentum numerous progeny of sons and daughters,
P. p. p. amongst whom were
Conditur hâc Petrà pietatis Petra Petreus 1. John, who was M.P. for Dartmouth
Omen habet nomen nam Petra vera fuit in the 1st of Philip and MARY (the
Vicinis pacis-sponsæ constantiæ--amoris same parliament in which his father
Natis-pauperibus Petra patrocinii represented Exeter), and d. s. p. in Indole tam propriâ, quam stemmate fulsit avito the life-time of his father.
Marte suo clarus, conjuge, Prole, Patre 2. Otho, who succeeded his father in his Fama fidesque viri nobiscum in sæcula præstat,
Devonshire estates, and was seated at Mens generosa Deum cælitus orta petit
Sic Petra Petram operit,-corpus Petra, nempe
At Christe fructur mens meliore Petra. Bowhay descended from father to son to John
Ob... die Junii 1607. PETER, esq. of Bowhay, who left an only daughter, + The Duke of Leeds, the representative of this
Frances, who m. Sir Allen Apsley, governor ancient family, is descended from Thomas Godolof the Tower, and had issue,
phin, by his first wife, who was a daughter of a 1. Sır PETER-Arsley,whose only daugh- | Edmund Bonithon, of Bonithon, esq.
Thomas Peter was for a long time impri- | (descended from the ancient Derbyshire fasoned by Cromwell, but procured his release mily of that name), he had issue a son, and 2nd February, 1653, through the influence successor, and interference of his maternal kinsman, William Peter, esq. who m. his cousin the celebrated Hugh Peters,* who was chap- Mary, daughter of Jonathan Peter, esq. of lain to the Protector. He d. in 1675, leav- Porthcothan, and resided at Harlyn. Like ing issue three sons, and a daughter, his ancestors for many generations,the wife of Henry Vincent, esq.
" Whose doom contending neighbours sought, His eldest son and successor,
Content with equity unbought." GREGORY PETER, esq. of Harlyn, was High Sheriff of Cornwall in the last year of King he discharged the duties of a county magisWilliam's and the first of Queen Anne's trate and English country gentleman, with reign. He was m. in 1658, to Elizabeth, no less credit to himself than advantage to daughter of John Goove, of Goovehayes, in all around him, and dying in 1776, was 8. by the county of Devon, esq. and dying in 1710, his eldest surviving son, was s. by his son,
Henry Peter, for many years colonel of John Peter, esq. who m. in 1685, Ann, the Royal Cornwall Militia, and a magistrate second daughter of Sir John Coryton, of and deputy warden and lieutenant of the Newton-Ferrars, bart. M.P. for the county county. He was m. in 1782, to Anna Maria of Cornwall, and d. in 1733, leaving issue youngest daughter of the late Thomas Rous, (besides several daughters),
esq. of Piercefield, in the county of Mon1. HENRY, his successor.
mouth, and dying in 1821, has been s. by 2. William, Rector of Mawnan, who, his eldest son, William Peter, esq. now of
by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Harlyn, and representative of this ancient
Arms-1. Gules on a bend or, between
and co-heiress of the Honourable proper between two cinquefoils azure, for George Hamilton, second son of Peter. 2. Argent a saltire sable, for Co
James, sixth Earl of Abercorn. RYTON. 3. Argent on a chevron azure, beROBERT, Rector of Sully, who m.
tween three cinquefoils gules, as many Martha, daughter of Frank-horse-shoes or, for FERRARS. 4. Gules two
lin, esq. of Glamorganshire. lions passant guardant or, for BODULGATE. 3. Jonathan, of Porthcothan, who m. Crest—Two lions' heads erased and en
Mary, daughter of Henry Hoblyn, dorsed, the first or, the second azure, gorged
Estates---The manor of TREGELLOW, with author of the 'Survey of Cornwall,'&c. Trelouza, and other lands in the parish of Mr. Peter was an active magistrate and Padstow. A part of the property acquired country gentleman, and was s. at his decease by William Peter with Joan Arundel. by his eldest son,
HARLYN, and other estates in the parishes HENRY Peter, esq. High Sheriff of the of St. Merryn, St. Ervan, Little Petheric, county of Cornwall in the 20th of George II. Padstow, &c. acquired in 1632, with the By bis wife Mary, only daughter and heiress heiress of Mitchell. of William Harpur, esq. of Trevarthen The manor of Trefeock, with Trevarthen
and Trentinny, came by the heiress of HarHugh Peters (of a family which had been pur, in 1717. dnren from Antwerp, on account of its religion)
CHIVERTON, with the manors of Tywarnwas the son of Thomas Dykewoode Peters, a mer- hayle, Bosvellack, Ventongemps, and other ebant of Fowey, by Martha, daughter of Johnlands in the parishes of St. Agnes, St. Allen, Treffry, esq. of Place. The name of Peters was Cubert, Newlyn, &c. acquired with the heirfirst assumed by Thomas Dykewoode, the grandfa-ess of Thomas. therof Hugh. The Rov.Charles Peters, the learned Seats - Harlyn near Padstow, and ChiCominentator on the Book of Job, and the able an- verton, near Truro, in the county of Corntagonist of Bishop Warburton, was of this family. wall.
DYMOKE, OF SCRIVELSBY.
The King's Champion. DYMOKE, HENRY, Esq. of Scrivelsby Court, in the county of Lincoln, The Honor
able The King's CHAMPION, b. 5th March, 1801; succeeded to the estates and the hereditary championship at the decease of his father, the Reverend John Dymoke, on the 3rd Dec. 1828, having previously executed the official duties of champion as deputy for that gentleman at the coronation of his late Majesty King George IV. Mr. Dymoke m. 14th January, 1823, Emma, daughter of William Pearce, esq.of Weasenhall, in Norfolk, and Holm Cottage, Richmond, Surrey, by whom he has an only daughter,
EMMA-JANE, b. 11th February, 1826. This gentleman is the seventeenth of his family who has inherited the ancient office of CHAMPION,
Lineage. This family ranks in point of antiquity, wounded, he cryed out so loud, that his male and female, with the most ancient in friends in the house arose; and, finding him the kingdom. It derives the singular office extremely tormented with the pain of his of CHAMPION from the celebrated baronial wound, advised him to confess himself to a house of MARMYUN, or MARMYON, with the priest, and vow to restore the nuns to their feudal MANOR OF SCRIVELSBY, to which the former possessions. Furthermore, that havchampionship is attached.
ing so done, his pain ceased; and that in acAt the time of the Norman Conquest, complishment of his vow, accompanied by Sir
ROBERT DE MARMyon, Lord of Fontney, Walter de Somervile, and the rest, he forthin Normandy, having by grant of King Wil- with rode to Oldbury; and, craving pardon liam the castle of Tamworth, in the county of the nuns for the injury done, brought them of Warwick, with the adjacent lands, ex back to Polesworth, desiring that himself, pelled the nuns from the abbey of Poles and his friend Sir Walter de Somervile, worth, to a place called Oldbury, about four might be reputed their patrons, and have miles distant. “After which,” (writes Sir burial for themselves and their heirs in the William Dugdale,) “ within the compass abbey—the Marmions in the chapter house of a twelvemonth, as it is said, making a -the Somerviles in the cloyster. However costly entertainment at Tamworth Castle, some circumstances in this story (continues for some of his friends, amongst whom was Dugdale,) may seem fabulous, the substance Sir Walter de Somervile, Lord of Which of it is certainly true; for it expressly apover, in the county of Stafford, his sworn peareth by the very words of his charter, brother, it happened, that as he lay in his that he gave to Osanna the prioress, for the bed, St. Edith appeared to him in the habit establishing of the religion of those nuns there, of a veiled nun, with a crosier in her hand, the church of St. Edith, of Polesworth, with and advertised him, that if he did not restore its appurtenances, so that the convent of Oldthe abbey of Polesworth, which lay within bury should remain in that place; and likethe territories belonging to his castle of Tam-wise bestowed upon them the whole lordship worth, unto her successors, he should have of Polesworth : which grant King Stephen an evil death, and go to hell. And, that he afterwards confirmed.” The castle and mamight be the more sensible of this her admo nor of Tamworth, in Warwickshire, and the nition, she smote him on the side with the manor of Scrivelsby, in the county of Linpoint of her crosier, and so vanished away. coln, were granted by the Conqueror to this Moreover, that by this stroke being much | Robert de Marmion, to be held by grand