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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,)
Thomas Earle, esq. and had issue.

1. Willis.

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, ROBERT EDEN-DUNCOMBE, esq. of Whitworth Park, in the county

palatine of Durham, b. 23rd March, 1776, m. in November,
1803, Catherine, third daughter of Sir John Eden, bart. of
Windlestone, and has had issue,

ROBERT-DUNCOMBE, b. in London, 7th April, 1806.
John-Duncombe, b. 16th May, 1807.
Thomas-Duncombe, b. in 1811.
Frederick-William-Duncombe, b. 18th July, 1812, and

d. in 1820.
Slingsby-Duncombe, b. 11th August, 1811.
Arthur-Duncombe, b. 11th January, 1815.
Catherine, m. 17th May, 1827, to William-Charles Har-

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.


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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

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 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, 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, to whom his father devised
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,

b. 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, b. 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. d. s.p.

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.


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.


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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 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

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