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1. William, of Everton, m. and has EARLE. He m. Annina-Cecilia Lutissue.
yens, an Italian lady, by whom he 2. Thomas, of Shekelands, who m. has, (with another son and daughter,
his cousin, Mary, daughter of both now deceased,)
2. Sophia. 3. Ma m. to Arthur Heywood, Mr. Willis was s. at his decease by his elder esq. of Larkhill.
son, Richard Willis, esq. now representaSarah, m. to the Hon. and Rev. John tive of the family.
Stanley, rector of Winwick, in the Arms--Arg. a fesse between three lions county of Lancaster, and brother of rampant gu. within a bordure, ermines.
Edward, eleventh Earl of Derby. QUARTERINGS. The eldest surviving son,
DE ANYERS, Halte, RALPH EARLE, esq. assumed, upon inherit De Tabley, Finch, ing, 28th August, 1788, the Willis estates, Rixton,
Earle, in pursuance of the will of Daniell Willis, Forth,
&c. &c. &c. esq. of Halsnead and of Hall o'th' Hill, the Crest-Two lion's paws erect and erased, surname and arms of that family. He es- holding a human heart, gu. poused Dorothy, second daughter and heiress Motto_Virtus tutissima cassis, of Richard Aldersey, esq. of Liverpool, a Estates-Halsnead Park, near Prescot: branch of the Alderseys, of Aldersey, in Hall of the Hill, near Chorley; and Monks Cheshire, and had issue,
Hall, near Eccles, all in Lancashire. Ardee RICHARD, present proprietor.
House in the county Louth, Ireland. Willis, of Sandford Cottage, near Hals Seats Halsnead Park, and Hall of the
nead, who still retains the name of Hill, both in Lancashire.
SHAFTO, OF WHITWORTH.
SHAFTO, ROBERT EDEN-DUNCOMBE, esq. of Whitworth Park, in the county
palatine of Durham, b. 23rd March, 1776, m. in November,
ROBERT-DUNCOMBE, b. in London, 7th April, 1806.
d. in 1820.
land, esq. of Sutton Hall, in Yorkshire.
Maria-Georgiana. Mr. Shafto, who represented the City of Durham in parliament, in 1804, succeeded his brother in July, 1802.
Lineage. The family of Shafro is of great antiquity, between the Scotch and English Wardens, in the north of England. Some little inci- one of the war-cries of the latter was, dental proof of the rank which the old lords Schaftan and a Fenwick.” The Scots had of Shafto held on the border may be gathered the honour of the day, and amongst the from song and tradition. At the “Raid of many English who were taken prisoners or the Redswire,” in 1575, a hostile meeting wounded,
Young Henry Schaftan he is hurt,
MARK, of whom we are about 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
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 Swin
Mark SHAFTO, esq. barrister-at-law of the burne, esq. of Nafferton, in the county of Northumberland, and had, with other issue, corder of Newcastle in 1648, purchased
Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, and reCUTHBERT, who s. at Bavington, and marrying Isabel, daughter and co-heir Whitworth, in the county of Durham, in
1652. He m. Mary, daughter of Thomas of Roger Bertram, esq. was ancestor
Legard, of Newcastle, merchant, and had to the Shaftos of Bavington, now re
ROBERT (Sir), his successor.
Thomas, a Hamburgh merchant.
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 SHAfto, 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 SHAFTO, 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. s. 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, m.to 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 SHAfro, 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, Robert SHAFTO, esq. alderman and sheriff (by patent) of the county of Durham in 1709.
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,
John Ingleby, bart, and had issue,
Robert, his heir.
Catherine, m. 31st January, 1715, to Sir
John Eden, of Windlestone, bart, and Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border,
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-
Arms-Gu. on a bend arg. three mullets az.
mot Vaughan, Earl of Lisburne, and the middle of flames ppr.
Estates-At Whitworth, Bishop's Close,
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, OF EATINGTON.
SHIRLEY, EVELYN-JOHN, esq. of Eatington Park, in the county of Warwick,
b. in 1788, m. in 1810, Eliza, daughter of Arthur Stanhope,
EVELYN-Philip, b. in 1812.
17th May, 1810.
} 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.
of Northampton, and succeeded, with, bart.
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. d. s.p.
7th December, 1819, Anne-Charlotte, WASHINGTON, fifth earl, also d.with second daughter of the Hon. and Rev. out issue.
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.
VAVASOUR, OF WESTON.
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.
reign having served for eight years succes-
1. JOHN (Sir), his successor.
Hubert, Archbishop of Canterbury,
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 name from their office, being formerly selwood, who gave to the abbot and convent
Sir JOHN LE VAvasor, knt. Lord of Haking's valvasor, a degree then little inferior of Thornton, to the church and canons of St. to the baronial. “There are,” says Bracton, “ for the civil government of mankind, Theves-dale (now called Jackdaw Cragg),
Peter in Howden, stone from his quarry
in 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
om 31st of the same at Haselwood, which, on the foregoing