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ALLIX, CHARLES, esq. of Willoughby Hall, in the county of Lincoln, b. in 1783,

m. in 1809, Mary-Elizabeth, second daughter of William Hammond, esq. of St. Albans Court, Kent, (see p. 132) and has had issue,

Charles-Hammond, a lieutenant in the Grenadier

Guards, who died unmarried in January, 1831, in his

twentieth year.
Wager Townley.

Mr. Allix, who is in the commission of the peace, and
a deputy lieutenant for Lincolnshire, succeeded his father
in November, 1795.

Lineage. This family was founded in England by and dying in 1717, left (with a younger son, the celebrated divine,

William, who died unmarried) his successor, Doctor Peter Allix, of Alençon, in The VERY Rev. PETER ALLix, rector of Normandy, who was at the head of the Pro- Shudy Camps, in Cambridgeshire, and Dean testant church in France, and on the revo- of Ely, who married Miss Elizabeth Wager, cation of the edict of Nants, refusing to con- niece and co-heir of Admiral Sir Charles form, although tendered a bishopric, and Wager, first lord of the Admiralty, temp. even an archbishopric, was banished the King George I. and was s. by his son, kingdom. It is stated that after he had CHARLES Allix, esq. of Swaffham, in the departed from Paris the Government issued county of Cambridge, who m. Miss Greene, a lettre de cachet, and dispatched a messen- daughter of the Right Rev. Doctor Greene, ger to bring back the refractory churchman bishop of Ely, and had issue-CHARLES to the Bastile, and that he had only just Wager, his heir, John Peter, and Jane, who embarked at Calais when the messenger died in 1794. He was s. by his eldest son, arrived there. He reached England, how- The Rev. CHARLES-Wager Allix, of ever, in safety, and was complimented with Willoughby Hall. This gentleman esthe degree of Doctor of Divinity by both poused Catherine, second daughter of Richthe Universities. The Doctor applied him- ard Townley, esq. of Belfield, in the county self immediately to the study of the English of Lancaster, and had issue, language, and soon attained therein an ex- CHARLES, his heir. traordinary degree of perfection. In 1690, Richard-W Vager. he was appointed treasurer of the church Catherine-Anne. of Salisbury, and he produced works of so Margaret-Elizabeth, m. to the Rev. much utility, that he acquired within a very George Yate, rector of Wrockwarshort time as high a reputation here, as he dine, in the county of Salop. had previously enjoyed in his native coun- Mr. Allix d. in November, 1795, and was s. try. He was consulted by the most eminent by his elder son, the present CHARLES ALscholars on the most abstruse subjects, and lix, esq. of Willoughby Hall. his genius was acknowledged by those whom Arms —A wolf's head erased; in the dexthe world esteemed not only the ablest butter chief point a mullet. the most impartial judges. His sermons Crest-A wolf's head erased. mark the orator-his works the scholar-and Estates-At Willoughby and Marsh his entire life, zeal for the Protestant reli- Chapel, in Lincolnshire, which property was gion. This eminent divine espoused Made- purchased in 1712. moiselle Grand, of Berne, in Switzerland, Seat---Willoughby Hall, near Grantham.


CLUDDE, EDWARD, esq. of Orleton, in the county of Salop, m. 6th May, 1828, Catherine-Harriett, only daughter of Lieutenant-general Sir William Cockburn, bart. of Cockburn and Ryslaw, and has issue,

ANNA-MARIA. Mr. Cludde succeeded his father in 1829, and is a magistrate and deputy lieutenant for the county of Salop.


the estate, to avoid the necessity of taking the oaths to government, to which, after the revolution, he had an invincible repugnance. The colonel fell at the battle of Landen, in 1693, leaving, by his wife, Beatrice, daughter of Wrottesley Prince, esq. and relict of Robert Bretton, esq. a son and successor,

WILLIAM CLudde, esq. of Orleton, then in infancy. This gentleman, who enjoyed the estates for seventy-two years, and was a magistrate for forty, served the office of sheriff of Salop in 1723. He m. Martha, daughter and heiress of Peter Langley, esq. of Burcot, by whom he left, with two daughters, an only surviving son,

EDWARD CLUDDE, esq. of Orleton, who d.

unmarried, and was s. by his nephew, The CLuddes, or Cloyddes claim Saxon wardine, (eldest son of EDWARD Pemberton,

William PEMBERTON, esq. of Wrockorigin, and at a very remote period possessed esq. of Wrockwardine, by his wife, MARTHA property in Shropshire. In the reign of CLUDDE, sister of the last proprietor of OrHENRY I. they were seated on the lands leton). This gentleman, Lieut. Col. of the of Cluddeley, and in the third year of En. South Shropshire Yeomanry Cavalry, asWARD III. they acquired, in marriage with the heiress of Orleton, that estate, which sumed, upon inheriting, by act of parliament, has ever since remained their principal re

in compliance with the testamentary injunc

tion of his uncle, Edward, the surname and sidence. William Cludde, esq. of Orleton, was

arms of CLUDDE only. He m. in 1781, Anna

Maria, dauglıter of Edward Jeffreys, esq. of ancestor in the fourth degree of

Shrewsbury, and had issue, EDWARD CLUDDE, esq. of Orleton, who wedded Anne, co-heiress of William Beyst,

EDWARD, his heir. esq. and had two sons, Thomas and Edward, William, a captain of Dragoons, who by the elder of whom,

d. in 1809. Thomas CLUDDE, esq. of Orleton, he was

Anna-Maria. succeeded. This gentleman wedded, in Harriett, m. in 1807, to William Lacon 1591, the only child and heiress of John Childe, esq. of Kinlet Park, in the Coston, esq. of Coston, by whom he left an county of Salop. only daughter,

Col. Cludde, who united in his person the BEATRICE, heiress of Coston, who es representation of the very ancient families of

poused Coningsby Freeman, esq. of Cladde, Orleton, and Pemberton, was sheriff Neen Solers.

of Shropshire in 1814. He d. 25th August, Mr. Cludde, who is said to have served with 1829, and was s. by his only surviving son, reputation in Ireland, and to have been the present EDWARD CLUDDE, esq. of Orleoffered the honor of knighthood, was s. atton and Wrockwardine. “ In whatever caOrleton, by his brother,

pacity,” says a writer in the Gentleman's Colonel Charles CLUDDE, of the guards, Magazine, "Mr. Cludde acted, whether civil to whom his elder brother, EDWARD, who or military, or as a private gentleman, he was admitted of Grays Inn in 1664, and died evinced a firmness and persuasiveness, which in October, 1721, made over his interest in commanded and obtained esteem.”

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Arms—Ermine, a fret sa. quartering the cot, Cluddley, &c., in Shropshire ; ensigns of Orleton.

Stringwern, in the county of Montgomery Crest-An eagle with wings expanded Seats-Orleton and Wrockwardine, bo.. ppr. preying on a coney arg.

in Sbropshire. Estates--Orleton, Wrockwardine, Bur


GURNEY, HUDSON, esq. of Keswick, in the county of Norfolk, fellow of the Royal Society, and vice-president of the Antiquarian Society, b. 19th January, 1775, m. in 1809, Margaret, daughter of the late Robert Barday, esq. of Wry, Kincardineshire, M.P. for that county, by Sarah, daughter of James Allardice, of Allardice, and heiress of Wie to the Earls of Airth and Menteith. Mr. Gurney was elected member of parliament for Shaftesbury, in 1812, and for Newtown, Hants, in 1816, and in six successive parliaments. d fan. 1847


retain these Norman fiefs until the reign of John, when they were seized upon by Philip-AUGUSTUS ; and another Hugh de Gournay then in possession, retired into England, and died in 1223, leaving a son, Hugh, whose only daughter, JULIA DE GOURNAY, espoused William, Lord Bardolph, of Wirmegay, in Norfolk ; and thus the elder male line of the Norman Gournays became extinct.t.

Two younger branches of the family continued, however, to exist after this period. The one which was the most distinguished was seated at Barew-Gurney and Inglishcombe, in Somersetshire, as early as the survey, and retaining the name of Gournay, through two female descents,

added to their territory the estates of the The name of GURNEY or Gournay is de- Harpetrees and other considerable families, rived from the town of Gournay in Nor- and became powerful feudal barons in the mandy. Hugh DE GOURNAY, Lord of West of England. The most generally Gournay and the adjacent territory of Le known of this family of the Gournays were Brai, was one of the Norman Barons who Sir Thomas de Gournay, one of the murcommanded at the Battle of Mortimer derers of EDWARD II, and his son, Sir Matagainst the French in 1054. He came over thew de Gournay, frequently mentioned by to England with Duke William, and was Froissart, who died in 1406, at the advanced present at the Battle of Hastings. Hugh, age of ninety-six, after having assisted at his son, held manors in Essex at the survey, all the great battles of EDWARD III. and and GERARD DE GOURNAY, son of the latter, the Black Prince. This gallant veteran married Editha, daughter of William de appears to have been the last male of the Warren, first Earl of Warren, by GUN- Somersetshire Gurneys.I DRED,* daughter of the Conqueror, and The other younger branch of the Norman possessed great estates in Norfolk. These Gourneys held certain manors in Norfolk, Norman Barons of Gournay deduced their as mesne lords under the Barons of Gourlineage from Eudes, a follower of Rollo, to whom that chieftain assigned the fortress

+ The arms of this family are said to have been of Gournay, when he divided Neustria of pure sable; but paly of six or and azure has among his dependants; they continued to

been attributed to them, apparently without sufficient authority.

This branch bore for arms, paly of six or and * Burke's Extinct and Dormunt Peerage.


Fowler, esq.

sty, the capital tenants, by whom they John GURNEY, esq. of Keswick, who espere subenfeoffed. Of this line was poused Elizabeth Kett, (lineally descended

Sir William DE GOURNAY, knt. lord of from the Norfolk rebel, temp. EDWARD VI.) the manor of Runhall, in Norfolk, temp. and had issue, HENRY II. and of Swathings in Hardingham 1. RICHARD, his heir. and Hingham, whose son,

II. John, of Earlham, near Norwich, MATTHEW DE GOURNAY, obtained from who m. Catherine, daughter of Daniel Hameline Plantagenet, Earl of Warren, Bell, merchant, in London, and left that nobleman's kinswoman, Rose de Burn

at his demise in 1809, with seven ham or de Warren, in marriage, and with daughters, four sons, viz. her the manor of Harpley came to the

1. John, who m. his cousin, ElizaNorfolk Gurneys. The grandson of this

beth, daughter of Richard Gurmarriage,

ney, esq. and d. in 1814, s. p. SIR John DE GURNEY, was in arms

2. Samuel, of London, who married against HENRY III. at the Battles of Lewes

Elizabeth, daughter of James and Evesham, but having received a pardon,

Sheppard, esq. of Upton, in Esattended Prince EDWARD (EDWARD I.) in

sex, and has issue. 1270 to the Holy Land. This Sir John de

3. Joseph-John, of Earlham, who Gurney bore for arms, argent a cross en

m. first, Jane, daughter of John grailed gules ;” a coat borne by his des

Birkbeck, esq.of Lynn, by whom cendants ever since : from him sprang

he has two children, and seEDMUND GURNEY, living in the reigns of

condly, Mary, dau. of Robert EDWARD III. and Richard II. a lawyer of eminence, who held the situation of stand

4. Daniel, of North Runcton, in ing counsel or recorder, as it would now be

Norfolk, who m. the Lady Harcalled, of the city of Norwich. He wedded

riet-Jemima Hay, daughter of the heiress of the De Wauncys, of West

William, fifteenth Earl of Errol, Barsham, in Norfolk, at which place the

by Alicia Eliot, his second wife, Gurneys were subsequently seated. His

and has issue. son,

1. Joseph, of Lakenham Grove, near Sir John GURNEY, was sheriff of Norfolk Norwich, who wedded Jane, daughter and Suffolk, in the 1st of Henry IV. and of Abel Chapman, esq. and died in was one of the knights of the shire for the 1830, leaving daughters only. former county in the parliament held at iv. Rachel, m. to Robert Barclay, esq. Coventry, anno 1404. He had no children, of Bury Hill, Surrey. and was therefore succeeded by his nephew, Mr. Gurney died in 1770, and was s. by his whose grandson, WILLIAM GURNEY, is fre- eldest son, quently mentioned in the Paston Letters. RICHARD GURNEY, esq. of Keswick. This Their descendant,

gentleman espoused, first, Agatha, daughter ANTHONY GURNEY, lived in the reign of and heiress of David Barclay, esq. of HENRY VIII. He m. Margaret, daughter Youngsbury, in Herts, by whom he had of Sir Robert Lovel, and one of the co-heirs issue, of the Lords Mortimer, of Attleborough. Hudson, his heir. The family continued at Great Ellingham Agatha, m. to Sampson Hanbury, esq. and West Barsham until the year 1661, of Poles, in Herts. when it became extinct in the elder male | Hem. secondly, Rachel, daughter of Osgood line, and the estates devolved to co-heir- Hanbury, esq. of Oldfield Grange, in Essex, esses. From a younger branch of the West and had other issue, Barsham line descended

RICHARD-HANBURY, M.P. for the city John GOURNEY OR GURNEY, of Norwich,

of Norwich, in 1818, and in several merchant, b. in 1655, who embraced the

successive parliaments. tenets of the Quakers. This gentleman Elizabeth, m. to her cousin, John Gurdied in 1721, leaving, with two younger sons,

ney, esq. jun. of Earlham. JOHN, whose descendants in the male Anna.

line became EXTINCT, on the death Mr. Gurney died in 1811, and was s. by his
of Bartlett Gurney, esq. of Coltishall, elder son, the present Hudson GURNEY,

in Norfolk, in 1802.
JOSEPH, of whose line we are about to

esq. of Keswick.

Arms--Argent a cross engrailed gu. treat. The second son,

CrestsFirst, on a chapeau gu. turned up Joseph GURNEY, esq. was of Keswick, in ermine, a fish in pale, with its head downthe county of Norfolk. He wedded Hannah wards; second, a wrestling collar or. Middleton, of the family of Silkworth and

Estates-In Norfolk. B ay, in Northumberland, and was s. at

Town Residence--St. James's Square. his decease by his eldest son,

Seat-Keswick, near Norwich.


BRISE-RUGGLES, JOHN, esq. of Spains Hall, in Essex, and of Clare, in the

county of Suffolk, b. 11th July, 1782, m. in January,
1824, Catherine, daughter of John-Haines Harrison, esq.
of Copford Hall, near Colchester, by whom he has sur-
viving issue,

SAMUEL-BRISE, b. 29th December, 1825.

Cecilia-Susanna-Brise. de

This gentleman, who succeeded to the Spains Hall estate at the decease of his mother, in 1822, inheriting likewise, in 1827, on the demise of Samuel Brise, esq. of Clare, in Suffolk, the possessions of his grandmother's family, assumed the additional surname and arms of Brise, and was appointed, in 1829, high-sheriff of the county of Suffolk. Mr. Ruggles-Brise is a barrister of the Inner Temple, and a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for the counties of Suffolk and Essex.

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Fourth or fifth in descent from

Mary, b. in 1667, m. Samuel CrackenThomas Rogell, Ruggle, or Ruggles,

thorp. the name appearing variously spelt at dif- Sarah, b. in 1687, m. William Rankin, ferent periods, of Sudbury, in the county of of Saffron Walden. Suffolk, whose will was proved, 21st June, And 1547, sprang

Thomas Ruggles, of Bocking, became John Rugole, or Ruggles, who appears an opulent manufacturer and clothier, and to have been the first of the family that purchased in 1721, Wakes Hall, in Belsettled at Bocking, in Essex, and died in champ, with other estates. He wedded June, 1702, leaving issue, by Mary Swift, twice; by his first wife, Rose, he had, with his wife, five sons and daughters, whereof other issue,

1. John, who m. Amy, daughter of Mr.

Thomas Fuller, of Saffron Walden, * William Ruggle, brother of this Thomas,

and d. s. p. in 1746. was grandfather of

2. Thomas, of whom presently. Thomas RUGGLE, a substantial clothier of

3. Samuel, b. 12th March, 1718, who Lavenham, in Suffolk, who wedded Mar

acquired by purchase in 1760, from garet Wheatlocke, and had, with other the family of Sir Thomas Dyer, bart. issue, a son,

the mansion and lands of SPAINS GEORGE Ruggle, born at Lavenham, Hall, in Essex. Mr. Ruggles, (who

13th November, 1575. This dis- was likewise possessed of other estinguished scholar, who was a master

tates) left, by his wife, Miss Sarah of arts of Clare Hall, in the Univer- English, of Bocking, an only sursity of Cambridge, and subsequently

viving child,
a fellow of the same college, was author
of the Latin comedy of Ignoramus,

John Ruggles, esq. of Spains and, as is supposed, of several other

Hall, at whose decease unmarliterary productions. By his will,

ried in 1776, aged twenty-six, which was proved 13th November,

his estates devolved upon his 1622, he devised his library and a sum

cousin, Thomas Ruggles, esq. of money to his college.

of Clare.

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