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PORTMAN, OF BRYANSTON.

PORTMAN, EDWARD-BERKELEY, esq. of Bryanston, in the county of Dorset, and of Orchard Portman, in Somersetshire, b. 9th July, 1799, m. 16th June, 1827, Lady Emma Lascelles, third daughter of Henry, present Earl of Harewood, and has issue,

WILLIAM-HENRY-BERKELEY, b. 12th July, 1829.
Edwin-Berkeley, b. 3rd August, 1830.

Lucy-Ella.
Mr. Portman represents the county of Dorset in parliament.

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Dunstan's Church, London, where a monument was erected to his memory.

Sir Henry Portman, knt. son and successor of the judge, espoused Joan, daughter of Thomas Michell, esq. and dying in 1590, was s. by his son,

John Portman, esq. of Orchard-Portman, who was created a BARONET, 25th November, 1612. He m. Anne, daughter of Sir Henry Gifford, knt. and left issue,

1. Henry (Sir), his successor, who m.

Lady Anne, Stanley, but d. s. p. in

1621.
2. John (Sir),

} both d. unmarried.
3. Hugh (Sir,
4. WILLIAM (Sir), eventually inheritor

of the baronetcy. FAMILY OF PORTMAN.

5. Joan, m. to George Speke, esq. of The Portmans appear to have been of Whitelackington, and had a daughter, distinction in the county of Somerset, in the

PHILIPPA, m. to Edward Berkeley, reign of EDWARD I. at which period flourished

esq. of Pylle, and the grandson THOMAS PORTMAN, whose grandfather had

of this marriage, borne the arms still used by the family.

WILLIAM BERKELEY, esq. of The lineal descendant of this Thomas,

Pylle, ultimately inherited WILLIAM PORTMAN, settled at Taunton,

the estates, and assumed the temp. Henry IV. and was a munificent

surname of PORTMAN, only. benefactor to the priory of that place, where 6. Anne, m. to Sir Edward Seymour, he was interred. His son and successor,

of Bury Pomeroy Castle, and had, Walter Portman, espoused Christian, with other issue, daughter and heiress of William Orchard,

EDWARD (eldest son), from whom of Orchard, and was s. by his son,

EDWARD, present Duke of SoJohn Portman, of the Middle Temple,

MERSET, descends. who d. in 1521, and was s. by his son,

HENRY (fifth son), of whom hereSir William PORTMAN, knt. an eminent

after, as heir of the Portmans. lawyer, who was appointed sergeant-at-law 7. Elizabeth, m. to John Bluet, esq. of to King Henry VIII. afterwards one of the Holcombe. justices of the Court of Common Pleas, and 8. Grace, d. unmarried. eventually lord chief justice of England, in The baronetcy and representation of the which elevated station he distinguished him- family eventually devolved upon Sir John's self by displaying a degree of integrity fourth son, and independence very unusual among the SIR WILLIAM PORTMAN, bart. who m. judges of those arbitrary and despotic times. Anne, daughter and co-heiress of John He d. in 1555, and was buried in St. I Colles, esq. of Barton, by Elizabeth, daugh

ter and sole heiress of Humphrey Wynd- | the demise of his aunt, Lady Burland. He ham, esq. of Wiveliscombe, and was s. at wedded Anne, daughter of William Wyndhis decease by his son,

ham, esq. of Dinton, and had issue, Sir WILLIAM PORTMAN, bart. who was 1. HENRY-BERKELEY, who m. Lucymade a knight of the bath by King CHARLES Elizabeth, daughter of Lord Dormer, II. He m. first, Elizabeth, daughter and and d. in 1804, leaving, heiress of Sir John Cutter, bart. secondly,

CHARLOTTE - LUCY, who wedded Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Southcote,

John, present Earl Poulet, and and thirdly, Mary, daughter and heiress of

has issue. Sir John Holman, but had no issue. By a 2. EDWARD-Berkeley, successor to his release dated 26th February, he devised father. Orchard-Portman, together with other es 3. Anne-Mary. tates to a large amount, to his cousin,

4. Henrietta, m. to L. G. D. TregonHENRY SEYMOUR, esq. (refer to issue of

well, esq. of Cranborne, Dorsetshire, Anne, sixth child of the first baronet) and has issue. who, upon inheriting, assumed the surname 5. Wyndham. and arms of PORTMAN. He m. first, Pene- The second son and successor, lope, daughter of Sir William Haslewood,

EDWARD-BERKELEY PORTMAN, esq. of of Maidwell

, and secondly, Meliora, daugh- Bryanston, and of Orchard-Portman, m. ter of William Fitch, esq. of High Hall, first, Lucy, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Dorsetshire, but dying 8. p. the property Whitby, of Creswell Hall, in Staffordshire, devolved by further limitation upon his and had issue, relative,

1. EDWARD-BERKELEY, now represenWILLIAM BERKELEY, esq. (refer to issue

tative of the family. of JOAN fifth child of the first baronet)

2. Henry-William - Berkeley, b. 8th who likewise took the name of Portman

May, 1801, who m. Harriet-Emily, only. He m. Anne, daughter of Sir Edward

second daughter of T. L. Napier Seymour, of Bury Pomeroy, and grandaugh

Sturt, esq. ter of Anne Portman, by whom he had issue, HENRY-WILLIAM-Berkeley, his suc

3. Wyndham-Berkeley, b. 4th June,

1804, who m. Sarah, daughter of

Thomas Thornhill, esq. of RiddlesEdward Berkeley, esq. of Pylle, who

worth, in Norfolk, and has issue. m. Anne, daughter of Thomas Ryves,

4. Fitzhardinge-Berkeley, b. 23rd Jan. esq. of Ranston, and had two daugh

1811, a fellow of All-souls.

6. Lucy-Mabella, m. to G. Digby-Wing1. Letitia, m. to Andrew Napier, esq. of Tintenhall, in the county

6. Marianne, m. to George Drummond, of Somerset.

esq. and has issue. 2. Arundell, m. to Thomas Troyte,

7. Harriet-Ella, m. to W. Stratfordesq. of Huntsham, in the county of Devon.

Dugdale, esq. M.P. and has issue. Letitia, m. to Sir John Burland, knt. Mr. Portman espoused secondly, in March,

L.L.D. one of the barons of the Ex- 1816, Mary, eldest daughter of Sir Edward chequer, and had a son,

Hulse, bart. of Breamore House, Wilts. John-Berkeley Burland, esq. of He died at Rome, 19th January, 1823, and Stock House, Dorset.

was s. by his eldest son, the present EDMr. Portman was 8. at his decease by his

WARD-Berkeley PORTMAN. HENRY-WILLIAM- BERKELEY PORTMAN,

FAMILY OF BERKELEY. esq. of Orchard Portman, in the county of This is a branch of the very ancient and Somerset, and of Bryanston, in the county eminent house of BERKELEY, of BERKELEY of Dorset, who espoused Anne, daughter of Castle,* but more immediately connected William Fitch, esq. of High Hall, and dying with the Lords Berkeley, of Stratton. in 1761, was s. by his son,

HENRY-WILLIAM PORTMAN, esq. of Orchard Portman, and of Bryanston, who in * For a full account of the early Berkeleys, herited the family estates of Pylle, upon refer to Burke's Extinct Peerage.

cessor.

ters, viz.

field, esq.

eldest son,

Sir RICHARD BERKELEY, knt. of Stoke 2. Henry (Sir), from whom descend Gifford, in the county of Gloucester (des the BERKELEYS of Yarlington. cended from Sir Maurice Berkeley, knt. 3. EDWARD (Sir), of whom we are about second son of the first LORD BERKELEY, of

to treat. Berkeley Castle), d. in 1514, leaving issue The third son, by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Hum

Sir EDWARD BERKELEY, knt. of Pylle, phrey Coningsby, knt, two sons, viz.

espoused Margaret, daughter of John HolJoan (Sir), of Stoke-Gifford, ancestor land, esq. of Sussex (whose ancestor, Thoto LORD Boterourt,

mas Holland, Earl of Kent, m. Joan, the And

Fair Maid of Kent, grandaughter of King Sir Maurice Berkeley, K.B. of Bruton, EDWARD I.) Sir Edward built the mansion in the county of Somerset, standard-bearer house at Pylle, where he resided until his to Henry VIII. Edward VI. and Queen decease, in 1654, when he was s. by his son, ELIZABETH. Of this gentleman it is men

EDWARD BERKELEY, esq. of Pylle, who m. tioned, that, in the first year of Queen PHILIPPA, daughter of George Speke, esq. Mary, riding casually in London, he met of Whitelackington, by Joan, daughter of with Sir Thomas Wiat at Temple Bar, and, Sir John Portman, bart. and dying in 1669, persuading him to yield himself to the queen,

was s. by his son, Sir Thomas took his advice, and, mounting

EDWARD BERKELEY, esq. of Pylle, who m. behind Sir Maurice, rode to the court. Sir Elizabeth, daughter of John Ryves, esq. of Maurice m. first, Catherine, daughter of Wil-Ranston, and had (with another son, who liam Blount, Lord Mountjoy, and had, with d. s. p.) several other children, a son, Henry, his William, who assumed (as stated above)

He espoused, secondly, Eliza the surname and arms of PORTMAN, beth, daughter of Anthony Sands, esq. by upon inheriting the estates of that whom he had two sons and a daughter. Sir family. Maurice was s. at his decease by his eldest

Arms-Quarterly, first and fourth or, a son,

fleur-de-lis az. for PORTMAN: second and Sir Henry BERKELEY, knt. of Bruton, third, gu. a chev.ermine between ten crosses, who m. Margaret, daughter of William Ly-pattée, arg. for BERKELEY. gon, esq. of the county of Stafford, and had

CrestFirst, a talbot sejant or, and sethree sons, viz.

cond, a unicorn gu. 1. MAURICE (Sir), from whom derived Estates-In the counties of Dorset, So

the Viscounts FITZHARDING, the BA-merset, and Middlesex.
RONS BERKELEY, of Stratton, and the SeatsBryanston, near Blandford; Or-
gallant EARL OF FALMOUTH.

chard-Portman, near Taunton.

successor.

PALMER, OF HOLME PARK.

PALMER, ROBERT, esq. of Holme Park, in the county of Berks, 6. 31st January, 1793, s. to the representation of the family upon the demise of his father in 1806. Mr. Palmer represents the county of Berks in parliament.

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3. Samuel, who d. in 1796, leaving

issue. The second son,

Robert Palmer, gent. of Great Russellstreet, Bloomsbury-square, attorney-at-law, was for many years agent to his grace the Duke of Bedford. He m. first, Miss Le Grys, of Great Yarmouth, in Norfolk, by whom he had several children, who all d. young; and, secondly, Miss Charlotta Wakelin, and by her (who d. in 1768) he left at his decease, in 1787 (with four daughters), an only son and successor,

RICHARD PALMER, esq. b. in 1765, who m. in 1791, Jane, eldest daughter of Oldfield

Bowles, esq. of North Aston, in the county This family was settled in the parish of of Oxford, by whom (who d. in 1812) he had Hurst, in the county of Berks, about the eleven children, six of whom, viz. three sons year 1600.

and three daughters, now survive. He d. in THOMAS Palmer, esq. was b. in 1678, and 1806, and was s. by his eldest son, Robert dying in 1762, æt. 84, was buried in the Palmer, esq. present representative of the chancel of Hurst church. He left three family. sons, viz.

Arms—Chequez or and sa. on a chief gu. 1. RICHARD, in holy orders, fellow of two mullets of the first.

Trinity College, Cambridge, and rec Crest-A talbot sejant, erminois.
tor of Brading in the Isle of Wight, Estates-In the parishes of Sonning and
who d. unmarried, in 1763.

Hurst, in the county of Berks. 2. ROBERT, of whom presently,

Seat-Holme Park, near Reading, Berks.

1.

PORTMAN, OF BRYANSTON. PORTMAN, EDWARD-BERKELEY, esq. of Bryanston, in the county of Dorset, and of Orchard Portman, in Somersetshire, b. 9th July, 1799, m. 16th June, 1827, Lady Emma Lascelles, third daughter of Henry, present Earl of Harewood, and has issue,

WILLIAM-HENRY-BERKELEY, b. 12th July, 1829.
Edwin-Berkeley, b. 3rd August, 1830.

Lucy-Ella.
Mr. Portman represents the county of Dorset in parliament.

Lineage.

Dunstan's Church, London, where a monument was erected to his memory.

Sir Henry PORTMAN, knt. son and successor of the judge, espoused Joan, daughter of Thomas Michell, esq. and dying in 1590, was s. by his son,

John PORTMAN, esq. of Orchard-Portman, who was created a BARONET, 25th November, 1612. He m. Anne, daughter of Sir Henry Gifford, knt. and left issue,

1. Henry (Sir), his successor, who m.

Lady Anne, Stanley, but d. s. p. in

1621. 2. John (Sir), } both d. unmarried. 3. Hugh (Sir, 4. William (Sir), eventually inheritor

of the baronetcy. FAMILY OF PORTMAN.

5. Joan, m. to George Speke, esq. of The Portmans appear to have been of Whitelackington, and had a daughter, distinction in the county of Somerset, in the

Philippa, m. to Edward Berkeley, reign of EDWARD I. at which period flourished

esq. of Pylle, and the grandson THOMAS PORTMAN, whose grandfather had

of this marriage, borne the arms still used by the family.

William BERKELEY, esq. of The lineal descendant of this Thomas,

Pylle, ultimately inherited William PORTMAN, settled at Taunton,

the estates, and assumed the temp. HENRY IV. and was a munificent

surname of PORTMAN, only. benefactor to the priory of that place, where 6. Anne, m. to Sir Edward Seymour, he was interred. His son and successor,

of Bury Pomeroy Castle, and had, Walter PORTMAN, espoused Christian, with other issue, daughter and heiress of William Orchard,

EDWARD (eldest son), from whom of Orchard, and was s. by his son,

EDWARD, present Duke of SoJohn Portman, of the Middle Temple,

MERSET,

descends. who d. in 1521, and was s. by his son,

HENRY (fifth son), of whom hereSir William Portman, knt. an eminent

after, as heir of the Portmans. lawyer, who was appointed sergeant-at-law 7. Elizabeth, m. to John Bluet, esq. of to King HENRY VIII, afterwards one of the

Holcombe. justices of the Court of Common Pleas, and 8. Grace, d. unmarried. eventually lord chief justice of England, in The baronetcy and representation of the which elevated station he distinguished him- family eventually devolved upon Sir John's self by displaying a degree of integrity fourth son, and independence very unusual among the Sir William Portman, bart. who m. judges of those arbitrary and despotic times. Anne, daughter and co-heiress of John He d. in 1555, and was buried in St. I Colles, esq. of Barton, by Elizabeth, daugh

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