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somebody will take me up, my good soldiers, the 7th, he departed, and at eight the same charge them, never mind me; it's only the evening he was interred at the entrance of loss of a leg in the service.” He sat up, the great church, with all military honors. and helped to tie on a handkerchief to stop
I am, sir, the blood, and cried out all the time of the action, “I care not for my leg, if my regi
Your very humble obedient servant, ment do their duty, and I hope they will.”
B. MATHEWS. As soon as the town surrendered he heard the men cheer, he joined them with as great The remains of this gallant soldier were spirits as if nothing had happened, and at first interred in the grand church at Monte called to me to have him carried to the head Video, with military honors, but were asterof his regiment. I feel to the heart for his wards removed to England, and deposited family. I could wish to have fallen with in the family vault in the church of St. him, sooner than part with a man who was Paul's, Bristol, where a monument, deso good a friend to me. At half-past three signed by Flaxman, executed by Rossi, and on the morning of the 3rd, he received his erected by Colonel Vassall's widow, bears wound; at one o'clock on the morning of the following inscription.
Sacred to the Memory of
SPENCER THOMAS VASSALI., esq.
During which he had acquired a high military reputation,
On the 3rd of February, 1807,
And expired on the 7th of the same month,
are deposited near this spot,
Has caused this monument to be erected.
“Stranger, if e'er you honor'd Sidney's fame,
Colonel Vassall espoused 10th July, 1795, Arms- Az. in chief a sun, in base a chaCatherine- Brandrith-Backhouse, daughter lice or, and for honorable augmentation, on of the Rev. D. Evans, D.D. and left issue, a fesse of the second the breached bastions
SPENCER-LAMBERT-Hunter, his heir. of a fortress, above which the words Monte
78th regiment of Highlanders. within a branch of cyprus, and another of Honora-Mary-Georgina, m. to the Rev. laurel, the stems united in saltire. E. P. Henslowe.
Crests~First, on a mount vert, a breached Catherina - Spencer- Alicia - Beresford,
fortress, thereon hoisted a flag gules, with m. to the Hon. Thomas Le Marchant the inscription “Monte Video," in letters Saumarez, second son of James, Lord of gold. Second, a ship with masts and De Saumarez, G.C.B.
Mottoes-Sæpe pro rege, semper pro re+ The poetic part is from the pen of Mrs. publica—and Every bullet has its billet. Opie.
BAGOT, OF PYPE HALL.
BAGOT, THE REV. EGERTON-ARDEN, of Pype Hall, in the county of Stafford, b. 3rd January, 1777, s. to the estates upon the demise of his father in 1806.
8. Barbara, m. to John Drummond,
esq. 9. Frances, m. to R. G. Braddyl,
esq. 10. Anne. 11. Mary, m. to Robert, late Earl
manual, the surname and arms of
Hon. Colonel Fulk Greville-
Upton, who has assumed the surBAGOT.
name and arms of HOWARD only. Sir Walter-WAGSTAFFE Bago'r, LL.D.
v. Lewis, Lord Bishop of Norwich, m. representative in parliament successively for
in 1771, Mary, daughter of the Hon. the borough of Newcastle-under-line, the
Edward Hay, and d. in 1802. county of Stafford, and the University of
vi. Thomas d. unmarried. Oxford, espoused, in 1724, the Lady Bar
The third son, bara Legge, eldest daughter of William,
T Earl of Dartmouth, and had (with several
Walter Bagot, of Pype Hall, daughters, the eldest of whom, Barbara, in the county of Stafford, rector of Blythwedded Ralph Sneyd, esq. of Keel,) six
field and Leigh, b. 2nd November, 1731,
who m. first in 1773, Anne, daughter of 1. William (Sir), his successor, M.P. for William Swinnerton, esq. and had issue, Staffordshire, who was elevated to the
EGERTON-ARDEN, his heir.
Walter, d. unmarried, in 1800.
William, m. 28th December, 1820,
Martha, daughter of Thomas Swin11. Charles, who assumed, by act of par
Honora, m. to the Hon. and Rev. his cousin, Sir Charles Bagot Chester,
Augustus Legge. bart. He m. in 1765, Catherine, dau.
Elizabeth, m. to Joseph Phillimore,
Louisa-Frances, m. to the Rev. Richard left issue,
Levett, of Milford Hall, Staffordshire, 1. CHARLES, b. in 1770.
and has a son,RICHARD-BYRDLEVETT, 2. Anthony
and a daughter, Frances-Mary. 3. William, in holy orders. Mr. Bagot espoused secondly, Mary, dau. 4. John, an officer in the army. of — Ward, esg, and had 5. Henry.
Hervey, captain R.N. d. in 1816. 6. Catherine.
Humphrey, killed in India. 7. Louisa.
Ralph, in holy orders.
Mr. Bagot d. in 1806, and was s. by his Caroline, married in 1828, to Edmund- eldest son, the present Rev. EGERTON
Robert Daniell, esq. barrister-at-law. ARDEN BAGOT, of Pype Hall.
Arms—Erm. two chevrons az.
head ar. attired or. Agnes, m. to John Farquhar Fraser, Motto-Antiquum obtinens. esq.
Seat-Pype Hall, Staffordshire.
HAY, OF LEYS.
HAY-BALFOUR, DAVID, esq. of Leys, in the county of Perth, and of Randerston, in Fifeshire, succeeded his father in 1790, and is now male representative of the noble family of Hay.
so much land on the river Tay, in the district of Gowrie, as a falcon from a man's hand flew over till it settled ; which being six miles in length, was afterwards called Errol; and the king being desirous to elevate Hay and his sons from their humble rank in life, to the order of nobility, his majesty assigned them a coat of arms, which was, argent, three escutcheons, gules, to intimate that the father and two sons had been the three fortunate shields of Scotland. The stone on which the falcon lighted is still to be seen in the carse of Gowrie, in a small village called Hawkstone. So much
for tradition. But the incontrovertible The traditional origin of the house of fact is, Hay runs thus :- In the reign of Kenneth the Third, anno 980, the Danes, who had of the lands of Errol, from William the
WILLIAM DE HAYA, who obtained a grant invaded Scotland, having prevailed at the Lion, espoused Juliana, daughter of Rabattle of Luncarty, near Perth, were pursuing the flying Scots, from the field, when nulph de Soulis, Lord of Liddesdale, and
had issue, a countryman and his two sons appeared in a narrow pass, through which the van 1. WILLIAM, his heir. quished were hurrying, and impeded for a 2. Robert, witness to a charter conmoment their flight. What,” said the firming the liberties of Durham and rustic, "had you rather be slaughtered by Coldingham Abbeys, in 1204. He your merciless foes, than die honorably in was ancestor of the TWEEDDALE the field; come, rally, rally!” and he headed
family. the fugitives, brandishing the yoke of his William de Haya, who held the office of plough, and crying out that help was at hand: the Danes, believing that a fresh army was king's butler (Pincerna Domini regis) durfalling upon them, fed in confusion, and the ing the reigns of MALCOLM IV. and WilScots thus recovered the laurel which they and was s. by his elder son,
LIAM the Lion, died about the year 1170, had lost, and freed their country from servitude. The battle being won, the old man, Sir William DE HAYA, who obtained from afterwards known by the name of Hay, was William the Lion, the manor of Herrol, brought to the king, who, assembling a par- now Errol, in Perthshire ; erected into a liament at Scone, gave to the said Hay and barony, for the service of two soldiers, to his sons, as a joint reward for their valour, which Hugh, Bishop of St. Andrews, is a
witness. He m. Eva de Petenalin, and PATRICK HAY, of Leys, who left at his thereby acquired the lands of Petenalin ; | decease an only daughter, Margaret, who which he and his wife, Eva, gave to the renounced, in 1577, her succession to the Priory of St. Andrews. Sir William died lands of Leys, in favour of her cousin, John towards the close of the twelfth century, and Hay. Patrick Hay dying thus, without was s. by his son,
male issue, his estate passed, as heir of DAVID DE HAYA, who wedded Helen, tailzie, to his nephew, daughter of Gilbert, Earl of Strathern, and George HAY, of Leys, who had an only had two sons, viz.
son, 1. Gilbert, who succeeded his father John HAY, who succeeded his father in
at ERROL, and was ancestor of the the lands of Leys, and his uncle Edmund,
The elder son, 2. WILLIAM.
Peter Hay, of Leys, had seisine of Over The second son,
and Nether Leys, as heir to his father, in WILLIAM DE HAYA, obtained from his 1586. He left an only son and heir, brother Gilbert, in 1235, a grant of two Peter Hay, of Leys, who had seisine of carucates of land, in Errol, called Leys; the lands of Leys in 1611. He was s. by which grant was afterwards confirmed, in his son, 1451, by William, Earl of Errol, to Edmund
Peter Hays, of Leys. This gentleman Hay, of Leys, the lineal descendant of this obtained a charter of the lands of Leys, in William. He was s. at his demise, by his 1644, upon his marriage. He wedded Joan, son,
daughter of John Gray, of Ballygerno, and DE HAYA, of Leys, father of
had issue, EDMUND DE HAYA, of Leys, an eminent Peter, his heir. patriot, who distinguished himself in favour Mary, who m. James Balfour, esq. of of King ROBERT I. In 1312 he obtained, Randerston, and had an only daughto himself and his son William, a lease,
ter, from the abbot and convent of Scone, of the
MARY BALFOUR, who became her lands of Balgarvie. From this Edmund de
father's heir, and marrying her Haya, the estate of Leys passed from father
cousin-german,George Hay, esq. to son, to his great-great-grandson,
of Leys, carried the property of EDMUND Hay, of Leys, to whom, Wil
Randerston into that family. liam, Earl of Errol, granted a charter of The only son and successor, confirmation in 1451. He had issue,
Perer Hays, esq. of Leys, married in 1. EDMUND, his heir.
1671, Catherine, daughter and heiress of 11. Peter, from whom descend the fa- James Blair, esq., of Newbigging, and had milies of KinnOUL, Melginch, Pit-issue, four, Seggieden, &c. (see Hay, of
GEORGE, his heir.
James, merchant of Dundee, b. in 1694, The eldest son and successor,
who is named in an instrument of EDMUND HAY, of Leys, had seisine of his resignation by David Hay-Balfour, estate in 1496. He had four sons,
of Leys, 10th June, 1758. He marriPeter, who predeceased his father.
ed, and had issue, whose descendants
still reside at Dundee. PATRICK, successor to his father.
Jean. Walter, both mentioned in a charter dated 1496.
Mary. Edmund Hay died 31st January, 1497, and
Ann. was s. by his second, but eldest surviving
Patrick Hay, of Leys, who m. Eliza- Peter Hay, of Leys, died in 1712, and was beth, daughter of John Moncrieff, of Mon s. by his son, crieff, and had a son,
GEORGE HAY-Balfour, esq. b. in 1682, EDMUND HAY, of Leys, who had a char- who wedded his cousin Mary, daughter of ter, as heir to his father, upon a precept of JAMES BALFOUR, esq. of Randerston, in clare constat, 18th and 20th March, 1513. Fifeshire, and thus acquired that estate. He espoused Elizabeth Durham, and was By this lady he had issue, s. by his son,
Peter, his heir.
1663, Mary, daughter of William Spencer,
4. Anne, Francis Dugdale gent. of Handsworth, and had issue,
Astley, esq. (his second wife) Nicholas, his heir.
and d. s. p. in 1813. Mary, m. to Humphry Wyrley, esq.
5. Mary, d. unmarried in 1794. He d. in 1692, and was s. by his son,
6. Phæbe, d. young in 1779. NICHOLAS GEAST, esq. of Handsworth,
The elder son, who m. Phoebe Downing, of the family of RICHARD GEast, esq. barrister-at-law, Sir George Downing, knt. of East Hatley, inheriting under the will of his uncle the in the county of Cambridge, and dying in Dugdale estates, assumed in 1799 the sur1720-1, was s. by his son,
name and arms of DUGDALE. He m. in RICHARD GEAST, esq. of Handsworth. 1767, Penelope-Bate, eldest daughter and This gentleman espoused, 19th April, 1722, co-heir of Francis Stratford, esq. of MereJane, second daughter of William Dugdale, vale, by whom (who d. in 1819) he left at esq. of Blyth Hall, and great-grandaughter his decease, in 1806, one son and three of the GenealogIST, by which lady, (who daughters, viz. d. in 1772,) he left at his decease in 1736, DUGDALE-STRATFORD, his heir. two sons, namely,
Penelope, m. to Charles-James Packe, RICHARD, his heir.
esq. of Prestwold. Henry, devisee in remainder, and exe Louisa-Anne, m. to William Dilke, esq.
cutor of his maternal uncle, John of Maxstoke Castle, in the county of Dugdale, esq. This gentleman wed
Warwick. ded Anne, second daughter of John,
Emma. and great-granddaughter of Thomas Mr. Dugdale was s. by his only son, the Walford, esq. of Binton, in War- | present DUGDALE - STRATFORD DUGDALE, wickshire, a descendant of Roger esq. Walford, to whom King HENRY VIII.
Arms—Quarterly ; 1st and 4th, arg. a leased the manor and lands of Cla
cross moline gu. in the first quarter, a torverdon, in which manor part of such teaux: 2nd and 3rd, arg. barry of ten arg. lands are now vested in Henry Geast and az. over all a lion rampant gu. Dugdale, esq. He had issue,
Crest - A griffin's head and wings en1. Richard, who d. s. p. in 1797.
Motto-Pestis patriæ pigrities.
Town Residence - 23, Lower Brooke and arms of Dugdale.
Street. 3. Jane, died unmarried.
Seat-Merevale Hall, near Atherstone.