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Young Henry Schaftan he is hurt,

MARK, of whom we are abont to treat. A souldier shot him with a bow."*

Ninian, m. Jane Carr, and d. in 1647, CUTHBERT FOLLIOTT, second or younger leaving issue. son of Sir John Folliott, had issue,

Eden, m. to Anthony Metcalfe, esq. THOMAS FOLLIOTT, who is said to have first Anne, m. to John Clavering, esq. of assumed the surname of SHAFTO, from his Axwell, in the county of Durham. residence at Shafto-Crag, in Northumber Dorcas, m. to Henry Cock, of Newland. From him sprung, sixth in descent,

castle, merchant. William SHAFTO, esq. who left by his Mary, wife heiress of Bavington, in North Alice, d. unmarried. umberland, a son and successor,

Isabel, EDWARD SHAFTO, esq. of Bavington, who Robert Shafto's second surviving son, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Swinburne, esq. of Nafferton, in the county of Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, and re

MARK SHAfto, esq. barrister-at-law of the Northumberland, and had, with other issue,

corder of Newcastle 1648, purchased CUTHBERT, who s. at Bavington, and

Whitworth, in the county of Durham, in marrying Isabel, daughter and co-heir

1652. He m. Mary, daughter of Thomas of Roger Bertram, esq. was ancestor to the Shaftos of Bavington, now re

Legard, of Newcastle, merchant, and had

presented by

Robert (Sir), his successor.

Thomas, a Hamburgh merchant.
Alexander, who m. Anne, daughter of

Jane, m. 10th January, 1652, to William Fenwick, esq. of Little Harle.

Strother, esq. of Fowerby, in the MARK, of whom presently.

county of Northumberland. The third son,

Mary. Mark Sharto, esq. of Newcastle-upon Mark Shafto d. 25th February, 1659, and Tyne, served the office of mayor of that city was s. by his eldest son, in 1548. He m. Margaret Riddell, and had

Sir Robert SHAfro, knt. of Whitworth, issue,

in the county of Durham, barrister-at-law, EDWARD, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne,mer- who, being appointed recorder of Newcastle

chant-adventurer,who m. Isabel Ogle, in 1660, received the honour of knighthood and left at his decease, in 1576, se

at Whitehall, 26th June, 1670. He was veral children.

constituted serjeant-at-law in 1674, and in Mark, alderman of Newcastle, who 1685 resigned the recordership, to which

served the office of sheriff of that city situation he was a second time chosen, at the in 1573, and mayor the subsequent Revolution in 1688. He m. in 1661, Catheyear. He d. 8. p. in 1593.

rine, daughter and co-heir of Sir Thomas NINIAN, of whom hereafter.

Widdrington, knt. of Cheeseburn Grange, Leonard, d. unmarried, 6th Dec. 1594.

in the county of Northumberland, serjeantLauncelot, d. s. p.

at-law (by Frances, his wife, daughter of Elizabeth, William Greenwell, esq. Ferdinando, Lord Fairfax, of Cameron), The third son,

and left at his decease 21st May, 1705, an NINIAN SHAFTO, esq. of Newcastle, m.

only son and successor, Anne, daughter of Henry Brandling, of

Mark Sharro, esq. of Whitworth, b. in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and dying in 1581,

1662, who served the office of high sheriff was s. by his eldest son,

(by patent) of the county of Durham in 1709. Robert SHAFTO, esq. alderman and sheriff

He m. Catherine, eldest daughter of Sir of Newcastle in 1607, who m. Jane, daughter John Ingleby, of Ripley, bart, and eventuof Robert Eden, esq. of that place, and had ally co-heir in blood of her nephew, Sir surviving issue,

Robert, to whom his father devised John Ingleby, bart. and had issue,
Benwell Tower, in the county of

Robert, his heir.
Northumberland, ancestor of the

John, successor to his brother,

Catherine, m. 31st January, 1715, to Sir

John Eden, of Windlestone, bart, and Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border.

left issue.

Mr. Shafto d. 28th December, 1723, and was and sole heiress of Thomas Duncombe, esq. s. by his elder son,

of Duncombe Park, in the county of York ROBERT SHAFTO, esq. of Whitworth, M.P. (by Diana, his wife, youngest daughter of for the city of Durham, 1st George I. who Henry Howard, fourth Earl of Carlisle, com. Dorothy, fifth daughter of Henry Dawney, heir of her mother, Frances, his wife, only second Lord Viscount Downe, by whom (who child of Charles Spencer, third Earl of Sunmarried after his decease, Rev. Thomas derland, by his Countess, Arabella, youngest Eden, D.D. Prebendary of Durham, fourth daughter and co-heir of Henry Cavendish, son of Sir Robert Eden, of Windlestone) Duke of Newcastle), and had issue, leaving no issue, the estates devolved upon JOHN, his successor. his only brother,

ROBERT-EDEN-DUNCOMBE, present proJOHN SHAFTO, esq. of Whitworth, M.P. prietor. for the city of Durham, from 1729 to 1742. Thomas, b. 23rd August, 1777. This gentleman m. Mary, daughter and This gentleman, who represented the county heiress of Thomas Jackson, esq. of Nun- of Durham in parliament from 1760 until nington, in the county of York, town clerk | 1768, and subsequently the borough of of the city of London, by whom (who re Downton, for several years, d. 24th Novemmarried after his decease Wynne, esq. ber, 1797, and was s. by his eldest son, and d. in 1768) he had issue,

John SHAFTO, esq. of Whitworth, at whose Robert, his successor.

decease, unmarried, in July, 1802, the faThomas-Goodfellow, D.D. Rector of mily estates devolved upon his next brother,

Brancepeth and Canon Residentiary Robert-EDEN-DUNCOMBE SHAFTO, esq. pre-
of Christ Church, Oxford, d. unmar sent representative of this branch of the fa-
ried 17th October, 1797, and was bu- mily.
ried in Christ Church Cathedral.

Arms—Gu. on a bend arg. three mullets az. Dorothy, m. 19th April, 1763, to Wil Crest-A salamander reguardant vert, in

mot Vaughan, Earl of Lisburne, and the middle of flames ppr.
d. in 1805.

Estates-At Whitworth, Bishop's Close, Margaret, d. unmarried, in 1818.

Byer's Green, North Bedburn, Bitchburn, Mr. Shafto d. 3rd April, 1742, and was s. by and Witton-le-Wear, in the county of Durhis elder son,

ham. ROBERT SHAFTO, esq. of Whitworth, who Seat-Whitworth Park, in the county of espoused, 18th April, 1774, Anne, daughter Durham.


SHIRLEY, EVELYN-JOHN, esq. of Eatington Park, in the county of Warwick,

6. in 1788, m. in 1810, Eliza, daughter of Arthur Stanhope,
esq. cousin to the Earl of Chesterfield, and has issue,

EVELYN-Philip, b. in 1812.
Arthur, b. in 1813.
Sewallis, b. in 1816.
George-Edward, 6. in 1817.
Walter-Devereux, b. in 1829.

Mr. Shirley, who represented the county of Monaghan for
sometime in parliament, and who is a trustee of Rugby
school, inherited the estates upon the demise of his father,

17th May, 1810.


This is a branch of the noble and ancient 9. Frances,

d. unmarried.

} family of Shirley, Earls of Ferrars, spring 10. Steuarta, ing from

The third, but, eventually, eldest surviving Sir Robert Shirley, knt, first EARL OF son of the second marriage, FERRARS, who m. first, Elizabeth, daughter The Hon. George SHIRLEY, of Eatingand heiress of Lawrence Washington, esq. ton, in the county of Warwick, a captain in of Caresden, in Wiltshire, and had, with the first regiment of foot guards, m. Mary, several other children,

daughter of Humphrey Sturt, esq. and had 1. Robert, who predeceased his father, two sons and two daughters, viz. leaving one son and a daughter, viz. GEORGE, his successor. Robert, who also d. vitâ patris, un EVELYN, who inherited upon the demise married.

of his brother issueless. Elizabeth, who m. James, fifth Earl

Selina, m. to Sir Thomas-George Skip-
of Northampton, and succeeded, with, bart.
as heiress of her brother, to the Margaret, m. to John Smith, esq. of
baronies of Ferrers, of Chartley,

Comb Hay.
Bourchier, and Lovaine.

Mr. Shirley d. 22nd October, 1787, and 2. WASHINGTON, who s. his father as se was s. by his eldest son,

cond Earl of Ferrers, but d. s.p. m. George SHIRLEY, esq. of Eatington, who when the honors devolved upon his m. twice; but dying s.p. in 1793, the estates brother.

devolved upon his brother, 3. HENRY, third earl, at whose decease, Evelyn SHIRLEY, esq. of Eatington, who

unmarried, the title passed to his ne- espoused Phillis-Byam, daughter of Charlphew.

ton Wollaston, esq. and had issue, 4. Lawrence, who left three sons, viz. EVELYN-John, present proprietor. LAWRENCE, fourth Earl of Ferrers, Charles, b. 15th November, 1792; m.

7th December, 1819, Anne-Charlotte, WASHINGTON, fifth earl, also d.with

second daughter of the Hon. and Rev. out issue.

George Bridgeman.
Robert, sixth earl, who had issue, William, b. 23rd March, 1794.
ROBERT, his successor, as se-

James, in holy orders, b. 15th Jan. 1802. venth earl.

Horatio, b. 8th December, 1805.

Arthur-George-Sewallis, b. in 1810. (see Burke's Peerage).

Selina. The (first) earl espoused, secondly, in 1699

Mary, m. to George Morant, esq. Selina, daughter of George Finch, esq. and

Frances, had issue,

Emily-Harriet, m. to Lord Suffield. 1. Robert, M.P.for Stamford, whod.s.p. Mr. Shirley d. 17th May, 1810, and was s. 2. George, d. young.

by his eldest son, EVELYN-John SHIRLEY, 3. GEORGE, of whom hereafter.

esq. now representative of this branch of 4. Sewallis, comptroller of the house- the family.

hold to Queen Charlotte, M.P. for Arms—Quarterly, first and fourth, paly of Callington; who m. Margaret, Coun- six, or and az. a canton ermine : second and

tess Dowager of Orford, but d. s.p. third, France and England quarterly, within 5. John, d. unmarried, in 1768.

a border arg. 6. Selina, m. to Peter Bathurst, esq. of

Crest—The bust of a Saracen, side-faced Clarendon Park, Wilts, and d. leav- and couped, ppr. wreathed about the teming issue.

ples, or and az. 7. Mary, m. to Charles Tryon, esq. of

Motto-Honor virtutis præmium.
Bullwick, in the county of North-

Estates-In Warwickshire; and in the ampton, and d. in 1771.

county of Monaghan, Ireland. 8. Anne, m. to Sir Robert Furnese, and Seats-Eatington Park, in the county of d. in 1779, leaving a daughter,

Warwick; and Lough Fea, in the county of Selina,m. to Sir Edward Dering, bt. Monaghan.

d. s.p.


VAVASOUR, WILLIAM, esq. of Weston Hall, in the county of York, m. Sarah, daughter and co-heiress of John Cooke, esq. of Swinton, in the same shire, by whom he has no issue. Mr. Vavasour succeeded to the estates of his family, and the representation of the ancient house of VAVASOUR, upon the decease of his brother in 1795. 11.15


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reign having served for eight years succes-
sively. He had likewise the custody of the
honor of Peverell. He m. Julian, daughter
of Gilbert de Ross, of Steeton, by whom he
had issue,

1. John (Sir), his successor.
2. Maude, m. to Theobald, brother of

Hubert, Archbishop of Canterbury,
from whom descended the family of
Butler, dukes, marquesses, and earls
of Ormonde; and from whom also
descended her majesty, Queen Eliza-
beth, by her grandfather, Sir Thomas
Boleyne, created Earl of Wiltshire

and Ormonde.

Sir Robert d. 38th Henry III. and was s. by The eminent family of Vavasor, or VAL- his son, VASOR (as Camden has it), derived their

Sir John LE VAVASOR, knt. Lord of Haname from their office, being formerly selwood, who gave to the abbot and convent king's valvasor, a degree then little inferior of Thornton, to the church and canons of St. to the baronial. “There are,” says Brac- Peter in Howden, stone from his quarry in ton, "for the civil government of mankind, Theves-dale (now called Jackdaw Cragg), emperors, kings, and princes, magnates or

near Tadcaster, to build their churches, and VALVASORS, and knights.”

repair other edifices. He m. Alice, daughter SIR Mauger Le Vavasor is mentioned in of Sir Robert Cockfield, knt. by whom he Doomsday Book, as holding in chief of the had, with a younger son, Malger, of whose Percys, Earls of Northumberland, consi- descendants we are about to treat, derable manors and estates in Stutton, Esele

Sir William le Vavasor, who s. his father wood, Saxall (Saxon), &c. He was father

at Haselwood, which he had license of another

to castellate from King Edward I. in SIR MAUGER LE VAVASOR, father of

whose reign he was employed in the SIR WILLIAM LE VAVASOR, lord of Hasel Gascoigne and Scotch wars; and was wood, judge in the reign of Henry II. and so esteemed, that he had summons to one of the witnesses to the charter of the

parliament among the barons, from abbey of Sawley, in Yorkshire, refounded 28th Edward I. to 6th of Edward II. by Matilda de Percy, Countess of Warwick. He gave to the archbishop and chapTo this abbey he himself also made a consi ter of York, from the abovementioned derable donation of land. He was s. by his quarry in Theves-dale, the stone of son,

which the noble edifice, the Minster, SIR ROBERT LE VAVASOR, who in 21st was erected. He also made and foundHenry III. was high-sheriff of Nottingham ed St. Leonard's Chapel, in his castle and Derby; and from 31st of the same at Haselwood, which, on the foregoing

three sons,


account, was made extra-parochial by

sour, of Haselwood, in the county the archbishop: the king's charter for

of York. the chapel is dated 29th April, 1286,

II. William, of Deneby (now DanEdward I.: the confirmation is dated

by), in Yorkshire, ancestor to 5th June, 1452, being the 31st of Hen

the family (Scroop) in that place. ry VI. Sir Thomas Vavasor, the Sir John le Vavasor of Haselwood was s. lineal descendant of this baron, so in his estates at Denton and Askwith by his distinguished himself, with others of second son, the nobility, by raising forces and SIR MALGER LE VAVASOR, knt. of Denton equipping vessels to defend Queen and Askwith, who m. Alice, daughter of Elizabeth against the Spanish arma William Duston, esq. and had issue, da, that the queen, in reward of this 1. MAUGER (Sir), who lived about the zeal, and out of particular regard for 3rd of Edward III. (1328), m. and left one of her maids of honor, who was a issue, Vavasor, and acknowledged by her

1. William Vavasor, of Denton, majesty as her kinswoman, would

m. Agnes, daughter of Roger never suffer the chapel at Haselwood

Grymston, esq. and had issue, to be molested, where the Roman ca

Sir Mauger Vavasor, who left tholic rites still continue to be cele

issue by his wife Margaret, brated. Lord Vavasor m. Nichola,

Agnes Vavasor, m. Sir daughter of Sir Stephen Wallis, knt.

Bernard Brocas, knt. of Newton, by whom he had issue

(from whom she was di

vorced, and afterwards 1. Robert, second Lord Vavasor,

m. Hen. Langfield, esq.) who likewise employed

by whom she had issue, against the Scots, and also had

Sir Bernard Brocas, summons as a baron, 7th Ed

knt.chamberlain to ward II. He married, and left

Queen Anne, wife issue two daughters,

of Richard II. He 1. Elizabeth Vavasor, m. Sir

was attainted and Robert Strelly, of Notting

executed for high hamshire, in whose heirs it

treason, 1st Henry is supposed this barony still

IV. and is buried in exists.

St. Edmund's cha2. Ann.

pel, in WestminRobert, Lord Vavasor, dying

ster Abbey. He without issue male, was s. at Ha

left issue, selwood by his next brother,

William Brocas, II. Sir Henry le Vavasor (second


and son of William, Baron Vavasor),

heir,who made who was the direct ancestor of

over his estate Sir Thomas Vavasour, of Hasel

of Denton by wood Castle, who was created a

deed of feoffbaronet in 1628, which dignity

ment to Wilexpired with the late Sir Thomas


GasVavasour, in 1826. The estates

coigne, John at Haselwood, &c. devolved by

Thwaytes, and will upon his cousin, the Hon.

others, from Edward Marmaduke Stourton,

whom John (second son of Charles-Philip,

Vavasor of sixteenth Lord Stourton, by

Weston, Mary, daughter and co-heiress

covered the of Marmaduke, fifth and last

same. Lord Langdale), who, changing

2. Thomas, who had his father's his name to Vavasour, and being

manor of Wolsington. He left created a baronet, is the present

issue by Joan, his wife (who m. Sir Edward-Marmaduke Vava

secondly, William Witham, esq.



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