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His eldest son,
Richard, aged nine, in 1634.
Roger Hereford, esq. of Sufton, in
Robert, b. 25th December, 1662.
Went, esq. of Bosbury. J. EDWARD (Sir), of whom presently.
Alice, m. at Canon Frome, 17th April, J. Walter, d. s. p.
1683, to Nicholas Jones, esq. of Aber
gavenny. IV. James, of London, merchant. v. Richard, of the Inner Temple, chief
Deborah, m. at Canon Frome, 1st Aujustice of North Wales, temp. CHARLES Sir Edward d. 1st April, 1668, in his sixty
gust, 1694, to John Delahay, esq. II. and James II. was of Gattertop, fifth year, and was buried at Stretton Granin Herefordshire. He m. Susan,
By his will (proved 8th January, daughter of Sir William Harvey, knt.
1668-9, at Exeter House, Strand), it appears and d. 28th November 1696, in bis
that he was owner of the estate at Rockbill. eighty-eighth year. 1. Elizabeth, m. to Thomas Jeffries, of Earls Crome, in Worcestershire.
EDWARD HOPton, esq. of Canon Frome, 11. Frances, also married.
b. 8th April, 1655, married Hannah, daugh-, The second son,
ter of Clarkson, of London, and had a
son and successor, Sir EDWARD HOPTON, of Canon Frome, yeoman of the stirrup to Charles I. in 1634, Richard Hopton, esq. of Canon Frome, was created a knight banneret by his Ma- who m. 29th December, 1705, being then jesty, at the Restoration. He acted likewise aged twenty-one, Elizabeth, widow of Wilas a deputy-lieutenant for Herefordshire, liam Gregory, esq. of How Caple, in Herewas colonel of the County militia, and gentle-fordshire, and daughter of Thomas Geers, man pensioner in ordinary to the King. He serjeant-at-law, of the Marsh, in the same m. 20th July, 1654, Deborah, widow of Isaac county, by Elizabeth, his second wife, dau. Jones, and daughter of Robert Hatton, of and heir of William Cope, of Icomb, in Thames Ditton, Surrey, sergeant-at-law, by Gloucestershire, by the Lady Elizabeth
Fane, whom, who d. 13th July, 1702, aged seventy- daughter to the first Earl of Westmoreland! seven, he had issue,
By this lady, who d. 3rd September, 1747, EDWARD, his heir.
aged sixty-five, he had issue, Robert, b. 25th July, 1658, died before
EDWARD-Cope, baptized 9th February, his father's will.
1707, who m. at Worcester cathedral, Richard, b. 18th February, 1659.
20th February, 1732, Mary, only dau. Charles, b. 30th June, 1661, whose only
and heir of Timothy Briggenshaw, child, Frances, m. 12th May, 1711, esq. of St. John's, Bedwardine, and
dying vità patris, 24th April, 1754,
aged forty-six, leaving issue, and relict of Smyth, of Morvel, porter to the
RICHARD - COPE, successor to his council of the marches in Wales, and had by ber, with two daughters, Katherine, wife of George
grandfather. Hockleton, of Shropshire, and Elizabeth, wife of
Anne, m. Michael Clements, esq. William Littleton, of Stretton, in the same county,
captain R.N.of Weybridge, Surfour sons, of whom the eldest,
rey, and d. 11th July, 1786, aged William HOPTON, esq. of Cherbury, high she
forty-seven, leaving one son, riff of Salop in 1591, m. before 12th Eli
Michael-Hopton Clements, and
one daughter, Mary-Anne Cleand had issue,
Richard-Cope, bapt. 29th December, 1. EDWARD, disinherited on account of his marriage with Ann, dau. of Thomas
1712, barrister-at-law, living in 1779, Perch, merchant, of Shrewsbury. He m. Elizabeth Bird, widow of Dr. was father of the Rev. Morgan Hopton,
Secker, and d. s. p. rector of St. Andrew's Holborn, whose Michael-Cope, bapt. 16th May, 1715, son, Edward, was of Gray's Inn, in buried 4th August, 1716. 1661.
Thomas-Cope, baptized 18th February, 2. RICHARD (Sir), of Rockhill and Cher
1717, buried 23rd April, 1722. bury, who m. as in the text, ELIZA
William-Cope, in holy orders, baptized BETH HOPTON, heiress of Canon Frome.
21st March, 1718, rector of Stretton 3. Joseph, m. the daughter of Wal
and Canon Frome, m. first, Anne Anwyn, of Herefordshire.
drews, who d. 30th May, 1766, aged 1. Dorothy, m. to Thomas Kerry, of Brewerston, in Salop.
forty-nine; and, secondly, Judith, 2. Katherine, m. to John Shuter, esq. of
daughter of John Morton, esq. of the Inner Temple, barrister-at-law.
Callon Hill, and widow of William Wi am Hopton settled his estate on his second Skinner, esq. He d. at Bath, 9th son in 1599.
Michael-Cope, of Croydon, in Surrey, The Rev. WILLIAM PARSONS, of Kemer
bapt. 29th November, 1720, m. Mary ton Court, in Gloucestershire, who assumed, Jones, but died s.p. 3rd March, 1808, in consequence, by sign manual, the surname in his eighty-eighth year.
and arms of Hopton, 21st March, 1817. He Ralph-Cope, in holy orders, prebendary m. first, Mary, daughter of Morgan Graves,
of Hereford, vicar of Bishop's Frome esq. of Mickleton, in the county of Glouces-
buried at Stretton Grandsome, 13th low, and widow of the Rev. Benja
September, 1813, unm. min Biddulph, of Burghill. He died Mary-Anne.
13th June, 1797, aged seventy-one. Mr. (Parsons) Hopton wedded, secondly, DEBORAH, bapt. at Canon Frome, 19th 25th August, 1801, Anne, daughter of James
February, 1708, m. at the same place, Poole, esq. of Homend, in Herefordshire,
William, in holy orders,vicar of Bishop's of Gloucester, son of John Parsons, Frome, in Herefordshire, in the comesą. of Kemerton, and a descendant
mission of the peace for that county, of Conan Parsons, who possessed the m. 8th September, 1830, Diana-Chrisestate of Kemerton, m. 1584. By this tian, second daughter of the Rev. gentleman she had an only surviving Charles Shuckburgh, of the Moat, in son,
Wiltshire, and has an only surviving
Charlotte. Frances, bapt. in 1716.
Elizabeth. Mr. Hopton d. 21st February, 1764, aged Catherine. eighty, was buried at Canon Frome, and s. Deborah. by his grandson,
Mr. Hopton, retiring to his paternal estate RICHARD-Cope Hopton, esq. of Canon at Kemerton, resigned in 1825 the Canon Frome, bapt. at Worcester cathedral, 30th Frome property to his eldest son, and that June, 1738, who served the office of high- gentleman is in consequence the present sheriff of Herefordshire, in 1787. He m. Rev. John HOPTON, of Canon Frome. Dorothy, daughter and heir of James Nelson, esq. of London, which lady d. at Canon Arms-Gu. between nine crosses patée Prome, in January, 1817, without issue. fitchee or, a lion rampant of the second. Mr. Hopton d. himself at Bath, 13th January, Crest-On a ducal coronet a gryphon's 1810, and was buried at Canon Frome. By head, holding in his mouth a bleeding hand. will he devised the Canon Frome estates Estates, In the counties of Hereford and to (the son of his aunt Deborah) his first Worcester. cousin,
Seat-Canon Frome Court.
ASHBY, OF QUENBY.
ASHBY, WILLIAM-ASHBY, esq. of Quenby Hall, in the county of Leicester, b. 6th February, 1775, m. 15th July, 1797, Mary, daughter of Michael Miller, esq. of Bristol, and has issue,
Agnes-Eliza, bapt. at Hampstead, Middlesex.
seized of the manor of Quenby, and of lands there and at Houghton, and that her cousin,
ROBERT ASHBY, then of the age of nineteen years, was her next heir. This gentleman united by marriage with Barbara, daughter of George Ashby, esq. of Loseby, in Leicestershire, the two families of the name. By her, who died in 1598, aged one hundred and five, he had issue,
George, his heir.
and Rolleston, in the county of Lei
cester, but had no issue. Dorothy, m. first to Parr Lane, and,
secondly, to Robert Bradshaw, of
Morebarne. RICHARD DE Ashby, lord of the manors of
Elizabeth, m. to John Ward, of CarleSouth Croxton and Quenby, in Leicester
ton Curlieu. shire, in 1297, d. in 1304, leaving by Alice,
Margery, m. to Ambrose Nedham, of his wife, a son,
Aliexton. WILLIAM Ashby, of Quenby, whose son, Mr. Ashby d. 24th August, 1557, and was s. another
by his son, William Ashby, of Quenby, was as- George ASHBY, esq. of Quenby, who besessed in 1346 (on the aid then granted for came possessed of Loseby, most probably knighting Edward of Woodstock, the King's by purchase, on the death of his cousin Thoeldest son), three shillings and fourpence, mas, in 1604, and served the office of sheriff for a twelfth part of one knight's fee. He in 1601. Hem. Mary, daughter of Andrew was father of
Gedney, of Enderby, in Lincolnshire, and Thomas Ashby, of Quenby, living in 1442 | had issue, and 1458, who m. Catharine, daughter of 1. George, his heir. William Hesilrige, of Noseley, in Leices- 11. Henry. tershire, and was s. by bis son,
11. William, fellow of Trinity College, William Ashby, of Quenby, living in Cambridge, 1610. 1489, who d. in 1514, when it was found by IV. Thomas. inquisition that he died seized of the manor
1. Anne, m. to Gervase Teverey, of Staof Quenby, and of lands there, and in Hough
pleford, Notts. ton and Newton Burdet. He left three
Il. Dorothy. sons; George, who d. s. p.; William, his ultimate heir; and Robert, father of Robert, The eldest son,
III. Bridget. who succeeded eventually to Quenby. The
George ASHBY, esq. of Quenby, erected second son,
in 1636, at an expense of twelve thousand William Ashby, of Quenby, m. a daugh- pounds, the present mansion-house at Quenter of Curson, of Croxhall, in Derby- by, and sold the lordship of Loseby to Mr. shire, and left an only daughter and heiress, Paramore. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of
Anne Ashby, of Quenby, who wedded George Bennet, esq. of London, and of George Skevington, of Skevington, in Lei- Welby, in the county of Lincoln, by whom cestershire, but had no issue. She d. 12th (who d. 26th January, 1682, aged seventyMay, 1536, when it was found that she was five), he had issue, * Barbara's brother,
Robert Naunton, of Letheringham Priory, EDWARD Ashey, esq. of Loseby, m. Mary, dau.
secretary of state in 1618-20, afterof William Bawcle, of Somerby, and had two sons
wards master of the court of wards and and one daughter, viz.
liveries, m. Penelope, daughter and WILLIAM, Queen ELIZABETH's ambassador to
heir of Sir Thomas Perrot, and left at James VI, d. s. p. in Scotland, in 1589.
his decease, in 1630, an only daughter, Francis, who m. the widow of - Browne, of
Penelope, m. first to Paul, Viscount Walcot, but d. s. p.
Bayning, and secondly, to Philip, Elizabeth, m. to Henry Naunton, esq. of Al
fifth Earl of Pembroke. derton Hall, in Suffolk, son of William
William Naunton, whose great grandson Naunton, esq. by Elizabeth, his wife, dau.
William, d. s. p. in 1758. of Sir Anthony Wingfield, K.G. and had
Elizabeth Naunton, d. unm. issue,
1. George, his heir.
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Benjamin
Thomas, of Quenby, in Carolina.
aged eighty-four, buried at Mel
ton Mowbray. Jemima, d. 31st May, 1751, aged
sixty, buried at Melton Mow
Theodosia. iv. William, a Turkey merchant, who
m. Mary, daughter and heir of
d. about the year 1768, leaving
Davis, of Oakham, in Rut
landshire, and had issue. 2. Richard, rector of Barwell,
died 1757. 3. Samuel, rector of Barwell,
died 1778. 4. James, died unmarried. 1. Mary, m. to Elson, of
Portsdowne, 2. Elizabeth, m. to Reuben
Parke, of Melton.
3. Frances. 1. Elizabeth, m. to Richard Inge, esq.
of Thorpe Constantine, in Stafford
shire. II. Mary, d, unmarried. Jl. Sarah, d. unmarried. iv. Anne, m. to Robert Cotton, esq. of
London. v. Mabel, m. to Sir John Onebye, of
Hinckley, in Leicestershire. Mr. Ashby d. 1st July, 1653, aged seventytwo, and was s. by his eldest son,
George Ashby, esq. of Quenby, b. 29th July, 1629, high sheriff of the county of Leicester, 18th and 19th Charles II. who m. 24th June, 1652, Mary, only daughter and heiress of Euseby Shuck brugh, esq. of Naseby, in Northamptonshire, and by her, who wedded secondly, George Hewett, esq. of Rotherby, and d. 15th April, 1721, aged ninety-three, had issue, 1. George, of Quenby, b. 16th July,
1656, M.P. for Leicestershire, in 1695 and 1707, and high sheriff in 1688-9. This gentleman, usually styled “honest George Ashby, the planter, from his attachment to that rational and pleasing pursuit, was known to
Mr. Evelyn from this circumstance, 4.
who paid him a visit at Quenby. Nine fine cedars of Lebanon were planted by him, probably from a cone brought over or procured by his uncle, William Ashby, the Turkey merchant. These fine trees were in a flourishing condition when Mr. Shukbrugh Ashby came to the estate, but being blocked up by the other trees from sight, he laid them open to view, which they took so ill, that they all immediately died, when they were very properly applied to the wainscotting of the east end of Hungerton chapel. He m. Hannah, daughter and co-heir of Edmund Waring, esq, of Umphriston, in Shropshire, and dying in 1728, left issue, 1. Richard, b. in 1686, captain in
the Welsh Fusileers. 2. John, of the Lynches, near
Shrewsbury, b. in 1687, who d. 20th July, 1756, leaving issue, John, of the Lynches, b. in
1722, one of the esquires to Lord Clive on his installation as a knight of the bath. He m. Jane Wingfield, relict of Anthony Kinnersley, esq. of Leighton, but d. s. p. in
ter of William Ash, esq. and
in 1783, to Robert Hale,
esq. Hannah-Maria, m.in 1787,
to John Maddock, esq.
ford, of Wellingborough.
Elizabeth Judith, daughter and
1724, president of St. John's
esq. of Wellingborough.
father at Quenby, and
George, of Hazlebeech Hall, | 1660, m. Mary, daughter of Nele Hewet,
in Northamptonshire, b. in esq. of Dunton Basset, in Leicestershire, 1725, m. Deborah, daughter and by her, who d. 30th November, 1743, of John Sparke, of Cam- left at his decease, 4th May, 1750, aged bridge.
ninety, a son and successor, 1. Elizabeth, m. in 1706, John
SHUKBRUGH ASHBY, esq. b. 14th SepFreeman, esq. of Wellingbo-tember, 1690, who m. Mary, daughter and rough, in Northamptonshire, heir of Nathaniel Cradock, esq. of Cossinghigh sheriff of that county, and ton, in Leicestershire, by Mary, his wife, had two daughters, viz.
daughter of Thomas Saunders, esq. of SihElizabeth Freeman, m. to Pud- bertoft, in North Hants, and had issue, sey Jesson, esq. of Langley
1. SHUKBRUGH, his heir. Hall, Warwickshire, and 11. Nathaniel, b. 9th December, 1730. bad a son, William Jesson, III. George, d. 7th August, 1760, at esq. and a daughter, Anne Cambridge, aged twenty-two, s. p. Jesson, m. to Sir Charles 1. Mary, m. to the Rev. William BreckHolte, bart.
nock Wragge, vicar of Frisby. Hannah Freeman, m. to Wil- 11. Dorothy, m. to the Rev. Thomas
liam Ash, esq. of Paston, Myddleton, vicar of Melton Mow-
Mr. Ashby d. 14th January, 1752, and was
liam Jesson, esq. of SHUKBRUGH Ashby, esq. F.R.S. b. 6th
Sutton Coldfield. October, 1724, M.P. for Leicester, who Ann Ash, d. unmarried. served as high sheriff of the county in 1758, Elizabeth Ash, m. first, to and in the following year purchased from
Edmund Ashby, esq. of his kinsman the ancient family estate of the Lynches, and se- | QUENBY. He m. Elizabeth, daughter and condly, to Amelian Hol- heir of Richard Hinde, esq. of Cold Ashby, beck, esq. of Slowley in Northamptonshire, and by her, who died Hill.
8th November, 1795, had two daughters, Mary Ash, m. to the Rev. MARY-ELIZABETH, m. to William La
Richard Bisse Ryland, tham, F.R.S. and F.S.A. of Eltham.
mund Williamson. as stated above, in 1770, William Latham, 2. Mary, m. to Henry Hall, of esq. of Eltham, F.R.S. and F.S.A. and by London.
bim, who d. about 1805, and was buried at 3. Hannah, m. to George Chesel- Hungerton, had issue, den, M.D.
WILLIAM-Ashby LATHAM, his heir. 4. Anne, m. to Robert Norton, of Maria-Elizabeth Latham, m. to the Rev. Leicester.
George Osborne, of Haselbeech, Nor11. Shukbrugh, of whom presently.
thamptonshire. III. Euseby, b. 15th July, 1662, fellow
Harriet Latham, m. to Thomas Byron, of Trinity College, Cambridge, m.
esq. who is deceased. Mary, daughter of William Major, of Dorothea-Hinde Latham. Leicester, but dying s. p. left bis es- Mrs. Latham d. in 1815, and was buried
tate to his nephew, Shuckbrugh. with her husband. Her son having assumed 1. Mary, m. to John Ekins, esq. of the surname of Ashby, is the present WilRushden.
Liam ASHBY ASHBY, esq. of Quenby. 11. Elizabeth, m. to Sir Nathan Wrighte,
knt. of Barwell, the lord keeper. Arms—Az. a chev. erm. between three III. Dorothy, d. in 1681, unmarried. leopards' faces or, quartering Ashby of IV. Lucy, d. young.
Lowesby, Burdet, Zouch, and Shukbrugh. v. Margaret, m. to William Boothby, Crest-Out of a mural crown a lion's face
esq. of Marston, in Leicestershire. affronté. Mr. Ashby d. 29th May, 1672, and was bu- Motto-Be just and fear not. ried at Hungerton. His second son,
Estates-In Leicestershire. SHUKBRUGH Ashby, esq. b. 10th April, Seat-Quenby Hall.