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eldest son,

like his father, represented the borough of of Trehane, and left, with other Fowey, in several parliaments. He d. in issue, 1675, having had by his second wife, Mary,

WILLIAM RASHLEIGH, who inhedaughter of John Harris, esq. of Radford,

rited the estates of the family at near Plymouth, a son (who died before him

the decease of his uncle, and is self), namely,

its present representative. John RASHLEIGH, who m. Joan, daugh John, of Penquite, m. Catherine, ter of John Pollexfen, esq. of Merth

daughter of William Battie, M.D. combe, and left, with several other and had, with younger children, the children,

present JONATHAN, successor to his grand


bart. Mr. Rashleigh was s. by his grandson,

Jane, m. to Robert Duke, esq. of Lake JONATHAN Rashleigh, esq. of Menabilly,

House, Wilfs.

Mary, m. to William Stackhouse, esq. who served the office of sheriff for Corn

of Trehane, and had issue. wall, in the 2nd of King JAMES II. He m. Sarah, eldest daughter of Sir John Carew,

Rachael, m. to John Gould, M.D. of

Truro, and had issue. bart. of Antony, and had issue,

Mr. Rashleigh was s. at his decease, by his Philip, who d. s. p. in 1736. JONATHAN, who continued the line of

Philip RASHLEIGH, esq. of Menabilly, the family. Sarah, m. to Carolus Pole, brother of his cousin Jane, daughter of the Rev. Ca

M.P. for Fowey. This gentleman wedded Sir William Pole.

rolus Pole, but had no issue. Mr. RashJane, d. unmarried. Rachael , m. to the Rev.John Hawkins, leigh's collection of minerals formed the

most splendid cabinet of that description in D.D.

Europe. He was s. at his decease by his Mary.

nephew, the present WILLIAM RASHLEIGH, The eldest son dying without issue, the

esq. of Menabilly. estates devolved upon the second son,

Arms—Sa. a cross or, between, in the Jonathan Rashleigh, esq. of Menabilly, first quarter, a Cornish chough, arg. beaked who represented the borough of Fowey for and legged, gules ; in the second quarter, a half a century in parliament. He m. Mary, text T ; in the third and fourth quarters, a daughter of Sir William Clayton, bart. and crescent, all of the third. had, with other issue,

Note. Mr. Lysons observes, that “the Philip, his successor.

younger branches of Rashleigh, and Peter, JONATHAN, in holy orders, rector of Sil on removing into Cornwall, both adopted

verton, in Devonshire. This gentle- the Cornish chough, as a difference.
man espoused Catherine, daughter of Estates-In Cornwall.
the Rev. William Stackhouse, D.D. Seat-Menabilly, in Cornwall.


WICKSTED, CHARLES, esq. of Nantwich, in the county of Chester, b. in October, 1796.

This gentleman, the only son of George Tollet, esq. of Betley Hall, in the county of Stafford, assumed by sign manual, 25th March, 1814, the surname and arms of WickSTED, upon inheriting the property of his great-uncle, Thomas Wicksted, esq. of Nantwich. He served the office of sheriff for the county of Chester, in 1822.


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RICHARD Wicksted, esq. of Nantwich, who d. in 1681, and was s. by his son,

RICHARD Wicksted, esq. of Nantwich, who was born after the Herald's Visitation in 1613. He m. Lucretia, daughter, of John Yonge, esq. of Pembly, in the county of Salop, and was s. at his decease, by his eldest son,

Thomas Wicksted, esq. of Nantwich, who m. Susanna Haycock, and dying in 1701, was s. by his son,

Thomas WICKSTED, esq. of Nantwich, who was baptized there on the 11th April, 1683. He m. Katherine, daughter of Samuel Watkiss, esq. of Aston,, in the county of Salop, and being killed by a fall from his horse in 1707, was s. by his posthumous son,

Thomas WICKSTED, esq. of Nantwich,

who wedded Grissel, daughter of Charles For the paternal line of this gentleman, Fletcher, esq, of Witchurch, in the county see Tollet of Betley. We proceed with of Salop, (by his wife, – daughter of Ralph that of Wicksted.

Thickness, esq. of Balterley, and Bridget, John Wicksted, a younger son of Wick- one of the daughters of Sir John Egerton, stead of Wicksted, living in the time of bart.) and had issue, HENRY VIII. m. Anne, daughter of Henry

1. THOMAS, of Nantwich, his successor. Bradford, and was s. by his son,

2. Shmues, } both died issueless. HENRY Wicksted, who espoused Mary, daughter of Henry Hassal, esq. Hankelow,

4. Richard, m. first, Anne, daughter of and had issue,

Samuel Gerrard, esq. of MoretonRICHARD, his successor,

Say, in the county of Salop, and had Henry, who m. Ellen, daughter of John

a daughter, Ruttee, and had issue,

Martha, m. to James Swan, esq. of The elder son and heir,

Wavertree, in Lancashire, and RICHARD WICKSTED, of Nantwich, b. in

had a son and daughter, viz.

James Wicksted Swan. 15433, purchased the Weaver Meadows, and

Mary-Anne Swan. other property there, from Thomas Bromley. He m. Margaret, daughter of Roger Wal

5. Grisel, d. s. p. thall, and had, with three daughters,

6. Elizabeth, m. to Simon Horner, esq. 1. RICHARD, his heir.

of Hull, and had a son and a daugh2. John, m. the daughter of William ter, who both d. issueless. Browne,

7. Mary, d. unmarried in 1752. 3. Thomas, of Shrewsbury, m. Elea 8. FRANCES, m. in 1771, to William nor, daughter of Rowland Langley, Jolliffe, esq. of Hull, and left an only and d. in 1623, leaving issue,

daughter and heiress. 4. Ralph, of Nantwich.

FRANCES Jolliffe, who espoused 5. Robert, m. Margaret, daughter of

George Tollet, esq. of Betley the Rev. Thomas Elcock.

Hall, in the county of Stafford, Richard Wicksted, died about the year 1623,

and had with several daughters, and was s. by his eldest son,

CHARLES TOLLET, who inherit

ing the estates of his great | his grand-nephew, CHARLES TOLLET, who uncle, assumed the surname assumed upon inheriting, as already stated, of WICKSTED.

the surname and arms of WICKSTED. Mr. Wicksted was s. at his decease by his ARMS OF Tollet, see Tollet. Of Wickeldest son,

STED, Arg. on a bend az. charged with three THOMAS WICKSTED, esq. This gentleman garbs, or, between three crows sa. beaked inherited under a settlement, upon the de- and legged gules. cease of his maternal uncle, John Fletcher,

Crest-On a wreath, two serpents ppr. esq. of Lichfield, the manor of Wigland and other estates in the county of Chester. He issuing from, and round a Garb, or. m. Anne, daughter of John Bennion, esq. of Estates—The manors of Baddeley, and Chorlton, in that shire, but died without Wigland, and other lands in Baddeley Wigissue in 1814, when he devised all his es- land, Nantwich, Wardle, Acton, Chorley, tates to the son of his niece, Frances Tollet,) \ &c., all in the county of Chester.


BARNETT, CHARLES, esq. of Stratton Park, in the county of Bedford, 6. 31st October, 1796, m. 1st February, 1826, Elizabeth, third daughter of Sir Peter Payne, bart. and has issue,

CHARLES-FITZROY, b. 12th October, 1830.
George-James, b. 8th December, 1831.

Laura-Janet-Emma. Mr. Barnett inherited the estates at the decease of his father, in 1804, and was highsheriff of the county of Bedford in 1821.


Benjamin, b. 29th September, 1735,

and d. in 1804.
Elizabeth, d. young.
Curtis Barnett died 29th April, 1746, at Fort
St. David's, in the East Indies, being com-
mander-in-chief of his Majesty's ships de-
signed on a particular service. The eldest
surviving son,

CHARLES BARNETT, esq. was of Stratton Park, in the county of Bedford, which estate and manor had been purchased, by the trustees of Curtis Barnett, in 1764, from the heirs of Sir John Cotton, bart. Mr. Barnett wedded, 17th February, 1756, Bridget, third daughter of Alexander Clayton, esq. and had (with other children who died young),

CHARLES, his heir. Lieutenant Barnett, who was lost in

James, banker, of Lombard Street. the Stirling Castle man of war, on the

Bridget. Goodwin Sands in the great storm, 26th

Louisa-Elizabeth, deceased.
November, 1703, was father of

Amelia, d. unmarried.
Curtis Barnett, esq. who espoused, 13th
May, 1725, Elizabeth, daughter of Benja- The eldest son and heir,
min Rosewell, esq. and had issue,

CHARLES BARNETT, esq. of Stratton Park, Benjamin, who died in infancy in 1732, b. in March, 1758, entering, at the age of

at Gibraltar; his father being at that seventeen, into the third regiment of Foot time captain of the Biddiford. Guards, rose progressively to the rank of

major-general. He espoused, 22nd Febru- of which garrison he was then second in arý, 1796, Harriet, eldest daughter of Ad- command. miral Sir Richard King, bart. by whom, Arms—Arg. a saltier sa. in chief a leowho died 17th September, 1799, he had, with pard's head of the second. three daughters (who all died unmarried), Crest-A trefoil. an only son and successor, the present Estates—The estate and manor of StratCHARLES BARNETT, esq. of Stratton Park. ton, near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire; pur

Major-general Barnett died, 10th October, chased in 1764. 1804, of the epidemic fever, at Gibraltar; Seat-Stratton Park.


VASSALL, SPENCER-LAMBERT-HUNTER, esq. of Milford, in the county of Southampton, and of Newfound River, in the island of Jamaica, a captain in the royal navy, b. 17th May, 1799.


JOHN VASSALL, an alderman of London, equipped, and himself commanded two ships of war, the Samuel, and the Little Toby, against the Spanish Armada. His son,


branche de la maison des Comtes de Toulouse).

La maison de Vassall a produit un nombre consi38

dérable d'hommes recommandables et distingués dans l'église et dans l'état militaire. Geoffroi de Vassal fut crée Cardinal diacre du titre de St. Eustache par le Pape Innocent II. en 1134, et il souscrivit en cette qualité deux chartes de l'Abbeye de Chini en 1136 et en 1142.

Fortanier de Vassall, général des frères mineurs nommé Archevêque de Ravennes en 1374, patriarche de Grade en 1351. Nommé puis legat du Pape, il fut fait Cardinal en 1361, et mourut la même année.

Geoffroi de Vassal, Archevêque de Vienne, fut The family of VASSALL derives from the transferé à l'archevêché de Lyons en 1444, et

mourut en 1446. ancient house of “ De VASSALL, Barons de

Helis de Vassal, étoit grande prieure des dames Gourdon, in Querci, Perigord.*' In the

de St. Jean de Jérusalem ou Maltaises de Martel, depuis l'an 1334 jusqu'en 1355, et

Huguette de Vassal étoit prieure claustral de

la même maison et dans le même siècle. “The following narrative of this house is ex Pons de Vassal étoit grand vicaire de Sartat et tracted from a French author :

Camerier de Tulle en 1360. “ La maison de Vassall, originaire de Quercy, Gerand de Vassall, de la Quaizée licencié de et dont plusieurs branches ont formé depuis long Sorbonne, étoit Abbé royal de St. Amand de Coli, temps des établissemens en Perigord,

et dans et grand vicare de Sartat

. d'autres provinces, a toujours tenu un rang dis Jean de Vassall, de la branche de Sineuil étoit tingué dans l'ordre de la noblesse, par une grande prevôt de Sartât en 1695, et ancienneté, de nombreux services, de bonnes alli Louise de Vassall étoit abbesse de l'Abbeye ances, et par dessus tout, une fidélité inviolable royal de Buque en 1703. et à toute épreuve envers ses Souverains.

Jean de Vassall, seigneur de la Tourette fut fait Elle est connue dès le XI siècle, et sa filiation chancellier de l'ordre de St. Michel par le roi Franest prouvée littéralement depuis l'an 1343. Quel-çois I. qui lui écrivit et lui envoya le collier de ques généalogistes la font descendre des anciens l'ordre le 7 Octobre, 1520. barons de Gourdon en Querci, lesquels étoient une Antoine de Vassall, seigneur de la Tourette et

year 1588,

Samuel VASSALL, likewise an alderman, Commissioners for the Kingdom of England, of London, represented that city in parlia- for the conservation of the peace with Scotment in 1640, and again in 1641. In the land ; about the same time he was chosen latter he was voted the sum of £10,445. with Sir Thomas Soane, to give answer to 128. 2d. for the damage he had sustained the persons who brought up the city petition, during his patriotic resistance of the arbi- and in 1648, he was appointed with the other trary import of tonnage and poundage, and members of the house who were citizens, to it was further resolved to consider him for form a committee. This Samuel Vassall his imprisonment and personal sufferings. had two twentieths of all the Massachusetts He was one of the three hundred members bay, in New England. He left a son, who signed the protestation to support the John VASSALL, esq. who purchased large church of England, and the liberty of Par- tracts of land in Jamaica, and settled there. liament, and was appointed a member of He m. Anne, daughter of John Lewis, esq. the council during the recess. He sub- for many years English resident at Genoa, scribed £1200. against the rebels in Ireland, and had issue.* His younger son, his name appearing at the head of the list. LEONARD VASSALL, esq. wedded Miss In 1643, Alderman Vassall took the cove- Gale, and his second son, nant, and was appointed in 1646, one of the John VASSELL, esq. having espoused Eli

de la Curemont, préta serment de fidélité pour

Cette maison est une de celles que l'on connoit l'ordre de Chevalier de St. Michel, dont il fut de- avoir produit plus de branches, et on cite comme coré par le roi Charles IX. le 13 Nov. 1570.

un fait remarquable et peut-être unique en France, M. le Marquis de Vassall, de Montoiel, fut fait qu'elle a formé en moins de quatre-cent ans gentilhomme de la Manche, et puis successive trente-sept branches ou rameaux; et si l'on ajoute ment Major Général, Brigadier, l'un de huit in. à ce nombre les branches qui ont existé avant specteurs d'infanterie, ensuite Maréchal de camp, quelques traces dans les anciens titres ; la totalité

l'an 1400 et sur l'existence des quelles il reste et Lieutenant-Général.

M. le Chevalier de Vassall, de Montoiel, fut pourroit s'élever à près de cinquante ; singularité colonel du régiment de Dauphine brigadier, in- qu'on peut regarder comme une espèce de phénospecteur d'infanterie, ensuite Maréchal de camp.

généalogique. M. de Vassall de Sardigni fut colonel au régi

Ces trente-sept branches ou rameaux tirent leur ment de la vieille marine, ensuite brigadier, et origène de trois branches principales connues sous fut tué au siège de Barcelonne.

les noms de Rinhac, de Nozac, et de la Tourette ; M. de Vassall de Marsac fut Major au régiment trois branches ont été formées dans le XV siècle

et c'est d'elles que dérivent toutes les autres; ces du Roi, inspecteur, et brigadier.

M. de Vassall de Taradel fut lieutenant de Roi de la manière suivante : à Marsalin Lorraine.

Bertrand de Vassall, damoiseau, fils de Bason Nicolas de Vassall

, Chevalier de la Quaizée, de Vassall et de Nina de Raffilhac, épousa vers capitaine au régiment du roi cavalerie, fut fait l'an 1360, demoiselle Resplandine de Rinhac, qui lieutenant-colonel par brévet en 1761, pour récom- | lui porta la terre de son nom; il étoit déjà Seig. pense de diverses actions de valeur, et entr'autres

neur, du chef de sa mère, de celles de Nozac, et d'avoir avec un détachement de quatre-vingt

de la Tourette ; il fit son testament le 2 Août, hommes forcé trois-cent Prussiens, avec un ofi- 1395, en faveur de son fils qui suit, cier général qui les commandoit, à mettre bas les

Jean de Vassall, seigneur de Rinhac, de Nozac, armes et à se rendre prisonniers de guerre. Dans de la Tourette, &c. épousa, en 1414, demoiselle la guerre de 1735, quatre-vingt officiers du nom Jeanne de St. Gilly, dont il eut trois fils, Jean, de Vassall servoient tous à la fois dans tous les Pierre, et autre Jean, ce dernier mourut sans posgrades, depuis celui de lieutenant général, jusqu' térité, laissant pour héritier Pierre son frère. à celui de simple cadet gentilhomme.

1° Jean de Vassall l'aîné épousa, en 1413, deLa maison de Vassall a toujours été, et elle est

moiselle Louise de Touchebæuf, dont il eut encore une des plus nombreuses en individus, que Jacques, qui a continué la branche aînée connue l'on connoisse ; elle étoit déjà partagée du temps

sous le nom de Rinhac.

20 Pierre de Vassall s'allia avec demoiselle de St. Louis en plusieurs branches dont les deux principales étoient connue sous les noms de Marguerite de la Johannie en 1460, de ce mar* Fraissinet” et “de Vaillac,” c'est de la premi- riage provinrent deux fils, dont l'un nommé Jean ère qu'étoit noble Bertrand de Vassall, seigneur épousa demoiselle Marguerite de Paulin, et devint de Rinhac, chef de toutes les branches actuelle la tige de la branche de Nozac; le second, nommé ment existantes ; ces deux branches qu'on peut

aussi Jean, est auteur de la branche de la Tourette. appeller anciennes parcequ'elles précèdent l'année

La branche de Rinhac a formé quatorze rameaux 1400, et auxquelles on peut ajouter celles de Yvars, dont huit sont éteints. de Balaguié, et autres, établies en Quercy, en Al

De la branche de Nozac, sont sortis huit rameaux bigeois, en Rouisgue, &c. ont contracté des alli- dont quatre sont éteints. ances avec les maisons d'Angoulesme, d'Auriale,

La branche de la Tourette a produit quinze rade Belcastel, de Caltrets, de Casnac, de Puycal

meaux dont neuf sont éteints. wel, d’Ebrard, &c. &c. et parmi les alliances mo * All the senior branches of this family are now dernes on compte celles d'Abzae, de Favars, de extinct, excepting the descendants of two of the Broglie, de Gontaut, de la Roque, de Villars, &c. children of FLORENTIUS Vassall, namely :

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