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CONROY, OF LLANBRYNMAIR.
CONROY, SIR JOHN, knt. D.C.L. of Bettyfield, in the county of Roscommon, and
of Llanbrynmair, in Montgomeryshire, b. 21st October, 1786, m. Elizabeth, daughter and sole heir of Majorgeneral Benjamin Fisher, niece of the late Right Rev.
John Fisher, D.D. Lord Bishop of Salisbury, (precep&
tor to their late Royal Highnesses the Princess Charlotte of Wales, and the Duke of Kent) and woman of the bedchamber to the Duchess of Kent, by whom he has issue,
EDWARD, b. in 1809, attached to the British Mission at
Lineage. By reference to the records in the office | Roscommon, being the residue of the of the Ulster king at arms, it is established property spared by the confiscations to that the Milesian house of Conroy, which which the Irish families had been so rewas formerly written Mulconry, O'Mul- peatedly subject; and of these the Conroys conry, and O'Mulconaire, is of great an were deprived of a further portion in contiquity, and assumes its descent from Niullus sequence of their adhesion to the cause of Magnus, monarch of Ireland. It enjoyed for James II. Charles Conry was succeeded by many successive generations the hereditary his son, office of seanchie, or herald to the kings of
Fearfassa Conry, esq. of Bettyfield, in Connaught. The early part of the pedigree is to be and was s. by his son,
the county of Roscommon, who died in 1746, found in the registry entitled “ Funeral
John 'Conroy, esq. b. in 1704. This Entries," one of the books of record in the Irish college of arms, for 1637, when the gentleman espoused Elizabeth, daughter funeral and lineage of Moylin O'Mulconry, and sole heiress of Robert Fowke, esq. who esq. was duly established and registered as
was, by marriage of his great-grandfather the forty-third in lineal descent of this with Elizabeth, daughter and co-heiress of ancient family, and received as such, the John Lyttleton, esq. of Holbeach, a reprewarranty, dated 6th July, 1638, of Thomas sentative of branches of the distinguished Preston, then Ulster king at arms.
From houses, whose arms the Conroy family are this
entitled to quarter. Mr. Conroy died in MoYlin O'MULCONRY, esq. descended, 1769, and was s. by his only son, altering their surnames, THORNA O’Mul John PONSONBY Conroy, esq. born in CONRY, esq. JOHN CONRY, or MulconRY, 1761, who wedded Margaret, daughter of esq. and CHARLES Conry, esq. who had a Francis Vernon Wilson, esq. of Tully, in regrant from Charles II. dated 10th August, the county of Longford, and dying in 1797, 1678, of various lands in the county of left issue,
JOHN, his heir, the present Sir JOHN army, who was drowned in January, CONROY, of Llanbrynmair.
1828. George, b. in 1788, who died unm.
Laetitia, who d. unmarried.
India Company's Service, Aide-de QUARTERINGS.—Sir John Conroy quarters
Crest-A wreath of laurel.
Motto-L'antiquité ne peut pas l'abolir. 1. John-Augustus.
Estates - Corcloughernough, Bettyfield, 2. George
&c. in the county of Roscommon; LlanWilliam, b. in 1794, deceased.
brynmair, in Montgomeryshire. Dean-Josias, b. in 1798, a major in the Residence-Kensington, Middlesex.
CUSTANCE, OF WESTON.
CUSTANCE, HAMBLETON-THOMAS, esq. of Weston House, in the county of Norfolk, b. 12th February, 1779, m. 11th February, 1809, Mary, only daughter of the late Miles Bower, esq. and niece of John-Bower Jodrell, esq. of Henbury Hall, in Cheshire, by whom he has issue,
HAMBLETON-FRANcis, b. 8th November, 1809.
Emily-Susanna. Mr. Custance, who is a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for the county of Norfolk, s. to the estates upon the demise of his father, 13th August, 1822.
WILLIAM Custance, b. in 1533, who m. Frances, daughter of Thomas Bacon, esq. and was 8. at his decease, 6th September, 1601, by his son,
William Custance, esq. b. in 1570, who espoused his cousin, Katherine, daughter of Clement Bacon, esq. of Gresham, in Norfolk, and d. in 1621, leaving a son and successor,
WILLIAM CUSTANCE, esq.b. in 1599. This gentleman espoused Cicely, daughter of Athill, esq. of Geistwick, and died 28th June, 1649. His son and heir,
WILLIAM CUSTANCE, esq.b. 17th June, 1632, m. Bridget, daughter of the Rev. Mr. Atkins, and had (with an elder son, William, who married and left issue, which is now
extinct) a second son, Robert Custance, who possessed estates John Custance, an eminent merchant in Norwood Barningham, Winter Barning- and alderman of Norwich, who purchased ham, and Bodham, Norfolk, died in 1549, in 1726, the Weston estates. He m. Sarah, leaving (with a younger son, Edmund, who daughter and co-heiress of John Hambleton, wedded Cicely, daughter of John Palmer, esq. of Banham, in Norfolk, by whom (who esq. of Winter Barningham) bis successor, d. 22nd November, 1756) he had issue.
HAMBLETON, his heir.
East India Company's Service, who Sarah, m. in 1736, to Anthony Norris, d. unmarried, in 1814. esq. of Barton Turf, in Norfolk.
William, b. 18th September, 1781. Mr. Custance d. 31st May, 1752, and was
John, in holy orders, b. 6th May, 1787. buried in St. Andrew's Church, Norwich.
Neville, a captain in the army, b. 28th His son and heir,
Frances-Anne, m. to Robert Marsham, HAMBLETON CUSTANCE, esq. of Weston,
esq. of Stratton Strawless. b. in 1715, m. Susannah, daughter and
Emily, m. to the Rev. B. Edwards, heiress of John Press, alderman of Norwich,
rector of Ashill. by whom (who died in 1761) he had
young. John, his heir.
Mr. Custance, who was a gentleman of the Susanna, m. to Sir Thomas Durrant, privy chamber, d. 13th August, 1822, and bart. of Scottow.
was s. by his eldest son, the present HAMMr. Custance, who was high sheriff in 1753, BLETON Thomas Custance, esq. of Weston. died 15th April, 1757, and was interred in Arms-Or, an eagle displayed gu.charged St. Andrew's, Norwich. He was s. by his on the breast with a star of six points of the son,
first. John CUSTANCE, esq. of Weston, b. in Crest-A demi eagle displayed, as in the 1749, who wedded Frances, second daugh- arms. ter of Sir William Beauchamp Proctor, Motto-Appetitus rationi pareat. bart. of Langley Park, by whom he had
Estates—In the parishes of Weston, Morfive sons and three daughters, viz.
ton, Lyng, Paston, and South Lyng, in HAMBLETON THOMAS, his heir.
Norfolk, purchased in 1726.
OLIPHANT, OF CONDIE.
OLIPHANT, LAURENCE, esq. of Condie, and Newton, both in the county of Perth, b. 22nd June, 1791, m. first, in 1814, Eliza, second daughter of Hercules Ross, esq. of Rossie Castle, in Forfarshire, by whom, who died in 1820, he had no issue. He espoused secondly, in 1825, Margaret G. Barrett, relict of Samuel Barrett, esq. of Jamaica. Mr. Oliphant, who succeeded to the estates upon the demise of his father in 1806, represents the borough of Perth in parliament.
cause, received from that monarch a grant of the lands of Crailing and Smallham, in Roxburghshire ; and had the honor of being the earliest justiciary of Scotland of whom any record appears. He was s. at his decease, by his eldest son,
DAVID OLIFARD, who died towards the close of the twelfth century, leaving a son and successor,
Sir WALTER OLIFARD, who acquired great popularity as justiciary of Lothian, for more than twenty years under ALEXANDER
II. “No person," says Douglas, “ during DAVID OLIFARD, the first of this ancient that period in Scotland, was more trusted family on record, served in the army of in public council or private affairs, or was King STEPHEN against the Empress Maud, more worthy of trust than Walter Olifard." anno 1141, and having, during the war, He died in 1242, and was honorably inrescued from an ambuscade DAVID I, of terred in the choir of the Abbey of MelScotland, who had espoused the opposite rose. By his wife, Christian, daughter of
the Earl of Strathern, he left a son and heir, | Lady Elizabeth Campbell, third daughter of
WALTER OLIFARD, also justiciary of Lo- Colin, first Earl of Argyle, and had two sons, thian, whose eldest son,
Colin. Sir William OLIPHANT, of Aberdalgy, Laurence, abbot of Inchaffray, who fell submitted to EDWARD I. in 1297. This
at Flodden. knight, the gallant defender of Stirling Cas- The elder, tle, died* in 1329, and was s. by his son,
Colin, MASTER OLIPHANT, espoused Lady SIR WALTER OLIPHANT, of Aberdalgy, Elizabeth Keith, second daughter of Wilwho wedded Elizabeth, youngest daughter liam, third Earl Marishall, and had issue, of Robert I. as appears from a charter of Laurence, who s. his grandfather, in King DAVID II. to “ Waltero, dilecto et 1516, as third Lord; and from him fideli suo, pro bono servitio nobis impenso,
descended the LORDS Oliphant. et Elizabethæ, sponsæ suæ, delectæ sorori
William. nostræ ;" regranting them the lands of Turin The Master of Oliphant was slain with bis in Forfarshire. The son and heir,
brother at the field of Flodden. His second WALTER OLIPHANT,of Aberdalgy,espoused son, Mary, daughter of Sir Robert Erskine, of William OLIPHANT acquired, in 1543, the Erskine, and had two sons, John (Sir), his lands of Newton, part of the present Mr. heir, and Malcolm, of Hasleside, in Ayr- Oliphant's estate. He married his cousin the shire; by the elder,
dau, and heiress of Sir William Oliphant, Sir John OLIPHANT, he was succeeded. of Berriedale, in Caithness, and thereby acThis gentleman, who was knighted by Ro- quired those and various other possessions. BERT II. m. first, a daughter of Sir William The grandson of William Oliphant, and the Borthwick, of that Ilk, and had one son, heiress of Berriedale, was William, his heir. He wedded, secondly, LAURENCE OLIPHANT, esq. first of Condie, a daughter of Sir Thomas Home, of Home, (an estate purchased in 1601) wedded Miss and had another son, Thomas, ancestor of Murray, of Tullibardine, ancestor of the the Oliphants of Kelly, in Fife. Sir John died Athol fainily, by whom he had issue, about the year 1420, and was s. by his son, 1. LAURENCE, who m. Marriot, daughter Sir William OLIPHANT, of Aberdalgy,
and heiress of Sir John Blackadder, living in 1423, who m. Isabel, daughter of of Tullialan, and thereby disobliging John Stewart, of Innermeath, Lord of Lorn,
his father was in a great measure and was s. by his son,
disinherited. Sir John OLIPHANT, of Aberdalgy. This
2. Thomas, who had the lands of Rossie, gentleman took part with the Ogilvys in and was ancestor of the OLIPHANTS their feud with the Lindseys, and was slain
of that place. in the rencounter between the contending 3. William, who m. Eslpeth, daughter of parties at Arbroath in 1445, when the Earl Sir Henry Stirling, bart. of Ardoch. of Crawfurd also fell. He espoused Isabel,
This gentleman subsequently sold daughter of Walter Ogilvy, esq. of Auch his portion of the estate to his elder terhouse, and had issue,
brother. Laurence (Sir), his heir.
4. James, ancestor of the OLIPHANTS of James.
Kinneder in Fife. Margaret, m. to William Wardlaw, 5. Colin. esq. of Torrie, in Fife.
Laurence, first of Condie, being displeased Isabel, m. to Alexander Blair, of Bal as stated above, by the marriage of his thyock.
eldest son, bequeathed his extensive esThe eldest son,
tates among his younger children. The SIR LAURENCE OLIPHANT, of Aberdalgy, disinherited son, sate in parliament as a Baron, who wedded LAURENCE OLIPHANT,esq. second of Condie, the Lady Isabel Hay, youngest dau. of Wil- was succeeded, at his decease, by his son, liam, first Earl of Errol, and had three sons, LAURENCE OLIPHANT, esq. third of Condie, John, his heir.
who wedded Helen, sister of Sir James William, who wedded Christian, only Wemyss, bart. of Bogie, by whom he had, child and heiress of Alexander Suther- with several other children, a son and heir, land, of Duffus, and thereby acquired LAURENCE OLIPHANT, esq. fourth of Conthe lands of Berriedale.
die, who m. Jeannette Meldrum, daughter of George.
Meldrum, of Lethers, in the county of AberHis Lordship died about the year 1500, and deen, (whose half sister, Mary Ogilvie, wedwas s. by his eldest son,
ded, Charles, seventh Lord Oliphant), and John, SECOND LORD OLIPHANT, who m. had a son and successor,
LAURENCE OLIPHANT, esq. fifth of Con
die, who dying early in life, his widow His tombstone is still preserved in Aberdalgy espoused the last Drummond, of Invermay, church yard.
which gentleman bequeathed to his wife's
son, Laurence Oliphant, a considerable attorney-general at the Cape of Good fortune. This lady married for her third Hope, who m. Miss Campbell, daughhusband, James Oliphant, esq. second son ter of Colonel Campbell, and has one of Gask. Condie was s. at his decease by
son, his only son,
Laurence. LAURENCE OLIPHANT, esq. sixth of Condie, James, resident engineer Hyderbad, who espoused Miss Oliphant, of Gask, sister who m. Lucy, daughter of — Maidto his mother's third husband, and was suc
man, esq. of the East India Comceeded by his only son,
pany's service, by whom, who died LAURENCE OLIPHANT, esq. seventh of Con
in 1832, he has five children. die. This gentleman married Margaret,
Thomas. daughter of Anthony Murray, esq. of Dol- Mr. Oliphant died in 1806, and was s. by lorie, by whom he had issue,
his eldest son, the present LAURENCE OliEbenezer, his heir.
PHANT, esq. of Condie and Newton, M.P. for
Arms—Gu.three crescents argent, within
a bordure, quartering the ensigns of STIRHelen.
LING, of Ardoch, for the present possessor's Mr. Oliphant was drowned crossing the river mother, of BLACKADDER for the heiress of May, and was s. by his only son,
Tullialan, also DUFFUS and Chyne for the EBENEZER OLIPHANT, esq. eighth of heiress of Berridale. Condie, married in 1790, Mary, third daugh
hCrestA unicorn's head, couped, arg. ter of Sir William Stirling, bart. of Ardoch, armed and maned or. and had issue,
Supporters-Two elephants ppr.
RASHLEIGH, OF MENABILLY.
RASHLEIGH, WILLIAM, esq. of Menabilly, in the county of Cornwall, some time member of parliament for the borough of Fowey, m. first, Rachael, daughter of William Stackhouse, esq. of Trehane, but has no surviving issue by that lady. He espoused secondly, Caroline, daughter of Henry Hinxman, esq. of Ivychurch, in the county of Wilts, and has issue.
John RASHLEIGH, who settled as a merchant at Fowey, about the middle of the sixteenth century. He m. Rice, daughter of William Lanyon, esq. and dying 10th August, 1582, left, with six daughters, one son, his successor,
John RASHLEIGH, esq. who erected the mansion at Menabilly, the beautiful seat at which the family have continued ever since to reside. He was member for Fowey, in the 31st and 39th of ELIZABETH, and died in 1624, leaving by his wife, Alice, daughter
of Richard Bonythorn, esq. of Carclew, The RASHLEIGHS of Menabilly are several children, of whom the second son, younger branch of the ancient family of JONATHAN RAShleigh, esq. (on the death Rashleigh, of Rashleigh, in Devonshire. of his elder brother, John, without issue) The first that came into Cornwall was succeeded to the property. This gentleman,