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Kittedy Craig-Sanguhar, fc. cum potestate the Earls of Wenyss, and by her he had tenere curias vitæ et membrorum in prædictis four sons, terris, fc. and if a thief or robber shall be 1. ALEXANDER, his heir. apprehended and condemned at said courts, Jl. Robert, who got from his father the he is to be hanged on the gallows belonging lands of Kittedie, in Fife, with some to the earldom of Fife, &c. &c. The con

tenements about Perth, but bis only firmation of this curious charter is dated 13th son, John, dying without issue, these February, 1430. By Isabel Campbell, his lands returned to the family. wife, he had two sons and one daughter,

III. Thomas, who being bred a church1. John, his heir.

man, was first bishop of Galloway, 11. William, first of the Spenses of

then of Aberdeen. He was a man of Kilspindy, a family which flourished extraordinary parts and learning, with lustre in Perthshire, for three and made a great figure in his time. or four generations, when the male He was appointed lord privy seal for line failed, as before observed.

Scotland, and was often employed by

the estates of the nation, as ambassaIII. Isabel was m. to Andrew Balfour,

dor to negociate the most arduous a son of the family of Burleigh, who

affairs in the reign of King James got with her a part of the lands of

III. and always acquitted himself Glen-Douglas, &c. confirmed anno

with honour. He erected an hospital 1476.

at Edinburgh, where he died, and was William, of Lathallan, lived to a great age;

buried in the Trinity College churchdied about the year 1432, and was s. by his yard, at the foot of Leith-wynd, anno eldest son,

1480. JOHN DE Spens, who in his father's life

iv. Patrick, who having betaken himtime was designated of Glen-Douglas, which self to a military life, was an officer title he retained as long as he lived. He

in the company of Scots Guards, sent was a man of parts and spirit, and extremely from Scotland by King James II. to active in business. He was tutor in law to

CHARLES VII. of France, anno 1450. his nephew, Andrew Spens, of Kilspindy, He was ancestor of the family of son of his brother William, and became

Spens-Destignots, of France. bound in an indentare, whereby the said John, of Lathallan and Glen-Douglas, did Andrew, when he came of age, should marry | not long survive his father, but died in the a daughter of James Cochrane, &c. &c. , beginning of the reign of JAMES II. and was This indenture is dated the 19th day of Au- succeeded by his eldest son, gust, 1419. He got a charter from Sir John

ALEXANDER DE Spens, of Lathallan, who Årnot, of that ilk, Johanni Spens de Glen- being a man of authority and power, was by Douglas, &c. of an annuity out of the barony King James II. appointed high constable of of Arnot, in Fifeshire, anno 1420, He got the town of Craill for life, and got a charter also a charter under the great seal, from under the great seal, de officio constabularii King James I. of the lands of Torry, Drum- burgi de Craill in vicecomitatu de Fife, &c. gay, &c. dated the 24th day of April, 1430. &c. dated 29th of December, 1458. After his father's death he got a charter of Katharine, sister of Sir Andrew Wood, of the lands of Lathallan, Kittledie, Craig- Largo, and died in the reign of King JAMES Sanguhar, &c. dated the 4th day of Decem- III. leaving a son, ber, 1433; and, being a man of extraordi Robert SPENS, of Lathallan, who sucnary abilities, and highly esteemed in his ceeded him, and is particularly named in own country, was chosen one of the lords of several of the family writs hereafter narrated. the articles in a full parliament held at Perth He died before the year 1474, and left issue by the same King James, anno 1434.

a son and successor, There is still preserved among the writs John SPENS, of Lathallan, who was served of this family, an indenture, in which are and retoured heir to his father, Robert, in these words: “Between a worshipful and 1474. He got two sasines of the lands and mighty lord, Walter of Staliburton, lord of barony of Lathallan, in which are these Dirleton, upon the tae part, and John de words: Honorabilis Johannes Spens filius et Spens, lord of Glen-Douglas, on the t'other hæres quondam Roberti Spens de Lathallan, part: That notwithstanding the said lord of &c. The first is dated 19th April, 1474, the Dirleton had wadset to the said John de other in July, 1475. He m. Margaret, dau. Spens the lands of Balnablain, &c. &c. for of Patrick Dunbar, of Kilconquhar, son and a certain sum of money then advanced by heir of George, twelfth Earl of March, and said John, &c. &c. yet the said lord may re- had two sons; John, his heir, and David, deem the same upon repaying the said sum, rector of Flisk, who got a charter of the in &c. &c. &c.” This indenture is dated the lands of Muirton, dated 1513. The elder 24th May, 1435. He m. Isabel, daughter John Spens, of Lathallan, who was reof Sir John Wemyss, of Rires, progenitor of toured heir to his father in 1495, m. Helen,

He m.

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daughter of Sir John Arnot, of that Ilk, and Janet, daughter of Sir Robert Douglas, bart. d. in 1520, leaving a son,

of Glenbervie, and had five sons and three ALEXANDER Spens, of Lathallan, who sold daughters, viz. for a considerable sum his lands of Kittilie THOMAS, his heir. to Walter Heriot, of Burnturk, but retained Robert, d. unmarried in his twenty-first the superiority. He m. a daughter of the

year. ancient family of Durie, of that Ilk, and William, d. unmarried. left a daughter, Lilias, m. to John, eldest Nathaniel, m. Mary, daughter of James son and heir-apparent of Alexander Arnot, Milliken, of that Ilk, and had three of Balcormo, and a son,

sons and one daughter, viz. James Spens, of Lathallan, served heir

James. in 1548, who, by prudence and economy,

Thomas. was enabled to considerably improve the

Nathaniel. estate. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of John

Janet. Seton, of Lathrisk, and dying at an ad Alexander, who d. at Jamaica unm. vanced age in 1595, was s. by his eldest sur Janet, m. to John Halket, eldest son of viving son,

John Halket, of Mayne, by Elizabeth ARTHUR Spens, of Lathallan, who m.

Leslie, daughter of George Leslie, Janet, daughter of William Duddingston, esq. of Crowbardie, but d. s. p. of St. Ford, and left a son and successor, Margaret, m. to William Inglis, of ALEXANDER SPENS, of Lathallan, who m.

Edinburgh, and had issue. Isabel Bethune, a daughter of the family of Elizabeth, m. to John Macpherson, of Creigh, but having no issue, he made a re

Edinburgh. signation of his whole estate, 14th October, The eldest son, 1609, in favour of his undoubted heir male,

Thomas Spens, esq. of Lathallan, m. Marhis uncle,

garet, daughter of Archibald Hope, esq. ALEXANDER Spens, of the city of St. An- eldest son of Sir Thomas Hope, bart. of drews, younger son of James Spens, of Craighall, and had issue, Lathallan, by Elizabeth Seton, who then THOMAS. became of Lathallan. He wedded Catha

JI. ARCHIBALD, who s. to the represenrine Alexander, daughter of the Baron of

tation of the family on the demise of Skeddoway, and was s. by his son,

his brother. THOMAS SPENS, of Lathallan, living in 1. Nathaniel, b. 10th April, 1767, an 1630, who m. Margaret, daughter of Na officer of the Winterton East Indiathaniel Moncrief, of Randerston, and had

man, who d. in 1794, after the loss of three sons and two daughters, viz.

that vessel at Madagascar. Alexander, predeceased his father un

1. Catharine, m. to Alexander Wood, married. NATHANIEL, heir.

esq. and d.s. p. David, a merchant in Edinburgh, who

11. Janet, m. Dr. Andrew Inglis, of

Edinburgh, and has three sons and went over to Ireland and there ac

one daughter.
quired a considerable estate. He had

III. Elizabeth, d. young.
three sons, who all d. unmarried, The eldest son,
and one daughter, Catharine.

Thomas Spens, esq. who s. his father, b. Catharine, m. to James Duddingston, 9th May, 1758, sold the ancient patrimonial esq. of St. Ford, and had issue.

estate of Lathallan, which never having since Helen, m. to Robert Lentron, esq. of been on sale, has not been recovered. He

Kincaple, and had a daughter, m. to d. unm. in 1800, when the representation of
John Mackenzie, of Delvin.

the family devolved on his brother, the preThe elder surviving son,

sent LIEUTENANT-COLONEL SPENS. NATHANIEL SPENS, of Lathallan, was retoured heir to his father in 1662. He m. a Arms—Quarterly: 1st and 4th, or, a lion daughter of Sir Thomas Gourlay, of Kin- rampant gu. surmounted of a bend sa. craig, and had a son and successor, charged with three lozenges arg. for Spens;

THOMAS Spens, of Lathallan, who es 2nd and 3rd, girony of eight, or. and sa. for poused his cousin, Margaret Gourlay, grand- Campbell, of Glen-Douglas. child of Sir Thomas Gourlay, of Kincraig, Crest-A hart's head erased ppr. and had two sons, Thomas, his heir, and

Motto-Si deus, quis contra ? Nathaniel, a clergyman of the episcopal church of Scotland. He d. before 1700,

Estate In Mid Lothian. and was s. by his son,

Seat—Manor House, Inveresk, MusselThomas SPENS, esq. of Lathallan, who m. I burgh.

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HOPTON, OF CANON FROME. HOPTON, The Reverend JOHN, of Canon Frome Court, in the county of Hereford,

b. 5th October, 1782, m. 3rd May, 1807, Grace-Ann, eldest daughter of John Williams, esq. late of Wilcroft, in the same shire, and has issue,

JOHN, some time a gentleman commoner of Brazennose

College, Oxford, now a captain in the 3rd, or Prince of
Wales's Dragoon Guards.
Richard, in holy orders, d. s. p. in July, 1835.

Conan. 0

Charles-Edward.
Grace.
Mary.
Frances, twin with Richard, d. an infant, 20th January,

1812.
Lydia.
Susanna.
Ellen-Elizabeth.
Caroline-Anne.

Anna-Maria.
Mr. Hopton is a prebendary of Hereford Cathedral, and a magistrate for the county.

Lineage. The family of Hopton come originally , and grandson of Richard Hopton of Hopfrom Normandy with the Conqueror, and ton, by the daughter and heiress of Kensettled in Shropshire.

singford of Shropshiremis stated by Bishop NICHOLAS Horton, son, according to Percy, to have been younger brother of Sir Gough, of William Hopton of Hopton, by John Hopton.* And the same authority furthe daughter and heiress of Eyton of Eyton, / ther says, that the daughter and heir of Ey

* Gough gives these early descents as a separate pedigree; Bishop Percy connects them with the present family.

Sir Walter Hopton, of Hopton le Salop, temp. King STEPHENT
Sir Henry Hopton, knt.
Sir Walter Hopton, knt.–Joan, daughter and heir of Robert de Cures.
Sir Walter Hopton, knt.Isabel, daughter and heir of Henry Stanton.
Sir Peter or Piers Hopton, knt. of Stanton.
Sir Walter Hopton, knt.7aJoane, daughter and heir of Robert Loughbrughe.
Sir Walter Hopton I.
Sir John Hopton, knt. m. Elizabeth, daughter and

NICHOLAS, according to Bishop co-heir of Sir John Burley, by Alice, daughter

Percy, the ancestor of the and heiress of Walter Pembruge.

Canon Frome family.
Sir Walter Hopton—Joane, daughter and heir of Thomas Young, of Sibton.
Thomas Hopton, according to some genealogists brother of Sir Walter, according to others his

son, [Gough makes him his son] m. Joane, daughter and heir of Walter Mortimer.
Sir Thomas Hopton, knt.Eleanor, daughter of Sir Walter Lucy, of Newington Lucy.
Walter, d. 6. p.
Elizabeth, daughter and heir=first, Sir Roger Corbett, of Mor-

ton Corbett.
<secondly, Edward Tiptoft, Earl of

Worcester. =thirdly, Sir William Stanley, knt.

chamberlain to HENRY VII.

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ton, (whom he calls Isabella) was the wife colnshire, and had two sons, William of this Nicholas, and not his mother. His and Richard, and a dau. Dorothy. son and heir,

Thomas, living in 1566. William Horton, of Hopton, m. Marga George, of Dounton, m. Jane, daughter ret, dau. and co-heir of John Hevyn, of of Humphrey Mainwaring,ofCheshire Clivery, in Salop, and had three sons, viz.

and relict of John Vaughan, of Church John, whose only daughter and heiress, Stretton, but d. s. p.

ELIZABETH, m. first, Sir John Perient, Charles.
knt., and secondly, Andrew Noel, of

Edmond.
Leicestershire.

Michael, of Canon Frome, who erected RICHARD, of whom presently.

Canon Frome House, and gave the Thomas, called in some of the pedigrees, estate to his niece Elizabeth, who m. cup bearer to Prince Arthur.

Sir Richard Hopton, of Cherbury. The second son,

He m. Martha, daughter of Charles RICHARD HOPton of Hopton, married, Fox, of Bromfield, in Salop, one of Joane, daughter of John Langford, and had the council of the marches in Wales, two sons and three daughters, namely,

widow of Richard Harford, of BosWILLIAM, his heir.

bury. Michael Hopton d. in 1601, John, of Heyton, in Shropshire, who s. p. and his widow m. thirdly, James

left by Elizabeth, his wife, (with five Barrowe, of Bullingham.
daughters, Elizabeth, wife of Wil John, of whom presently.
liam Parker; Anne, wife of Andrew The youngest son,
Kirby; Margaret, wife of William John Hopron, of Southampton, was fa-
Gardner; Dionesia, wife of Richard ther of
Becham ; and Mary, wife of Edward ELIZABETH HOPTON, niece and devisee of
Southwell) three sons,

Michael Hopton, of Canon Frome, m. in or
Thomas, of Heyton, in 1584, m. before the year 1602, Sir Richard Hopton,

Elizabeth, daughter of John of Rockbill and Cherbury,* high sheriff of Bough, and had five sons and Herefordshire in 1610, and had five sons and three daughters, viz.

two daughters, viz. 1. Francis, d. s. p.

1. WILLIAM, of Bishop's Frome, in 2. John.

Herefordshire, who m. Elizabeth, 3. Francis.

dau. of William Foxhall, of Shrop4. Thomas.

shire, and d. 2nd April, 1647, leaving 5. Richard. 1. Maria, married to William Whittal.

* THỌMAS HOPTON, of Rockhill, in Salop, ac

quired that estate in marriage with Ann, daughter 2. Margaret, unm. in 1584. 3. Isabella, unm. in 1584.

and sole heir of Geoffrey, of Rockhill.

father of Alice, m. to William Higgins of Triple EDWARD HOPTON, of Rockhill, who m. Katheton, in Herefordshire.

rine, daughter of Sir David Lloyd, and had a son, Katherine, m.

to William Slade of John HOPTON, of Rockhill, who m. Jane, dau. Wotton, in Salop.

and co-heir of Thomas Corbett, and was father of

HENRY HOPTON, of Rockhill, whose son
Joane, m. to Ralph Mason.
The elder son,

EDWARD Hopton, of Rockhill, purchased the WILLIAM Hopton, of Hopton and Doun- Elizabeth, daughter of Humphrey Woolrych, esq.

estate of Cherbury, at the dissolution. ton in Salop, living in 1563, married Eliza- of Dudmaston, in Shropshire, and had issue, beth, daughter of William Fox of Ludlow,

John, his heir. and bad eight sons, viz.

George, of Bitterley. RICHARD, of Hopton, m. Anne, daugh Edward, of London, merchant, slain by a Hop

ter and heir of Thomas Walker, and ton, of Downton. He m. the daughter of had, with three other sons, who d. s.p.

Rowland Edmonds, of London, and d. s. p.
GEORGE, of Hopton, living in 1623, Katherine, m, to - Greneway, of London.

who m. Bridget, daughter of Sir Elizabeth, m. to John Wysham, of Tedstone.
Edward Pitt, of Purwiard, in | The eldest son,
Salop.

John Hopton, esq. of Rockhill and Cherbury,
Mary, living in 1601, m. to Richard rine, daughter and heir of William Peter, and had

high sheriff of Shropshire, in 1575, m. KatheCrompton.

by her two sons and one daughter, viz.
Another daughter, m. to Richard Thomas.
Cludde, of Orleton.

Joseph, who m. Penelope, daughter of Wil-
Martha, widow of James Hyet, liam Burnell, of Salop.
esq. of Sarnsfield.

Jane, m. first, to Richard Cresset, and seEdward, of Welston, m. Elizabeth, dau.

condly, to Samuel Lawknor. of John Fox, of Grantham, in Lin- He m. secondly, Frances, daughter of — Cresset,

two sons,

He was

He m.

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HOPTON, OF CANON FROME. HOPTON, The Reverend JOHN, of Canon Frome Court, in the county of Hereford,

6. 5th October, 1782, m. 3rd May, 1807, Grace-Ann, eldest daughter of John Williams, esq. late of Wilcroft, in the same shire, and has issue,

John, some time a gentleman commoner of Brazennose

College, Oxford, now a captain in the 3rd, or Prince of

Wales's Dragoon Guards.
Richard, in holy orders, d. s. p. in July, 1835.
Conan.
Charles-Edward.
Grace.
Mary.
Frances, twin with Richard, d. an infant, 20th January,

1812.
Lydia.
Susanna.
Ellen-Elizabeth.
Caroline-Anne.

Anna-Maria.
Mr. Hopton is a prebendary of Hereford Cathedral, and a magistrate for the county.

Lineage. The family of Hopton come originally | and grandson of Richard Hopton of Hopfrom Normandy with the CoNQUEROR, and ton, by the daughter and heiress of Kensettled in Shropshire.

singford of Shropshire—is stated by Bishop NICHOLAS Hopron, son, according to Percy, to have been younger brother of Sir Gough, of William Hopton of Hopton, by John Hopton. And the same authority furthe daughter and heiress of Eyton of Eyton, / ther says, that the daughter and heir of Ey

* Gough gives these early descents as a separate pedigree ; Bishop Percy connects them with the present family.

Sir Walter Hopton, of Hopton le Salop, temp. King STEPHENT
Sir Henry Hopton, knt.
Sir Walter Hopton, knt.- Joan, daughter and heir of Robert de Cures.
Sir Walter Hopton, knt.Isabel, daughter and heir of Henry Stanton.
Sir Peter or Piers Hopton, knt. of Stanton.
Sir Walter Hopton, knt. Joane, daughter and heir of Robert Loughbrughe.
Sir Walter Hopton I.
Sir John Hopton, knt. m. Elizabeth, daughter and

Nicholas, according to Bishop co-heir of Sir John Burley, by Alice, daughter

Percy, the ancestor of the and heiress of Walter Pembruge.

Canon Frome family.
Sir Walter Hopton Joane, daughter and heir of Thomas Young, of Sibton.
Thomas Hopton, according to some genealogists brother of Sir Walter, according to others his

son, [Gough makes him his son] m. Joane, daughter and heir of Walter Mortimer.
Sir Thomas Hopton, knt.–Eleanor, daughter of Sir Walter Lucy, of Newington Lucy.
Walter, d. 6. p.
Elizabeth, daughter and heir=first, Sir Roger Corbett, of Mor-

ton Corbett.
=secondly, Edward Tiptoft, Earl of

Worcester. =thirdly, Sir William Stanley, knt.

chamberlain to HENRY VII,

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