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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 HOPTON, 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.

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 Hopton, 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 Rockhill 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.

* Thomas HOPTON, of Rockhill, in Salop, ac2. Margaret, unm. in 1584.

quired that estate in marriage with Ann, daughter

and sole heir of Geoffrey, of Rockhill. 3. Isabella, unm. in 1584.

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.

EDWARD HOPTON, of Rockhill, purchased the
The elder son,
William Horton, 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 had eight sons,

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,

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

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

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Richard, aged nine, in 1634.

Roger Hereford, esq. of Sufton, in
Ralph, bapt. at Bishop Frome, 25th Herefordshire.
April, 1639.

Robert, b. 25th December, 1662.
Elizabeth, eventual heiress, m. to James, d. in 1690, aged twenty-seven.

Went, esq. of Bosbury. 1. EDWARD (Sir), of whom presently.

Alice, m. at Canon Frome, 17th April, II. Walter, d. s.p.

1683, to Nicholas Jones, esq. of Aber

gavenny. IV. James, of London, merchant.

Deborah, m. at Canon Frome, 1st Auv. Richard, of the Inner Temple, chief justice 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, daughter of Sir William Harvey, knt. 1668-9, at Exeter House, Strand), it appears

By his will (proved 8th January, and d. 28th November 1696, in his that he was owner of the estate at Rockhill. eighty-eighth year.

His eldest son, 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 Hopron, 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 vitâ 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 her,

grandfather. with two daughters, Katherine, wife of George 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 of whom the eldest,

rey, and d. 11th July, 1786, aged William Hopron, esq. of Cherbury, high she

forty-seven, leaving one son, riff of Salop in 1591, m. before 12th Eli

Michael-Hopton Clements, and
ZABETH, Dorothy, daughter and heiress of
John Morgan, of the county of Somerset,

one daughter, Mary-Anne Cle

and had issue,
1. EDWARD, disinherited on account of

Richard-Cope, bapt. 29th December, 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. 1. Dorothy, m. to Thomas Kerry, of

drews, who d. 30th May, 1766, aged 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 William Hopton settled his estate on his second Skinner, esq. He d. at Bath, 9th son in 1599.

April, 1801.


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-
for nearly fifty years, and rector of ter, and by her, who d. in 1800, has issue,
Moccas. He m. first, Anna-Maria John, bis heir.
Huxley, who d. s. p. 18th April, Charles, captain 27th Regiment of Foot,
1793, and, secondly, Mary, daughter died of a wound received in Spain,
of the Rev. Edward Poole, of Lud-

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,
1st October, 1730, John Parsons, barrister-at-law, and has by her,
esq. of Kemerton Court, in the county

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
The Rev. WILLIAM PARSONS, of child,
whom presently, as inheritor of


Elizabeth, d. unm. in July, 1767.

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 Frome, 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 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, 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,

SHUKBRUGH-Ashby,} twins.
Edward-Quenby, bapt. at Hungerton.

Agnes-Eliza, bapt. at Hampstead, Middlesex.
This gentleman, whose patronymic was LATHAM, assumed the surname and arms of
Ashby only, on inheriting the estates of that family. He is in the commission of the
deace for the counties of Leicester and Derby.


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.
Joyce, m. to William Pell, of Kettleby

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, ånd 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

III. Bridget. ultimate heir; and Robert, father of Robert, The eldest son, 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 seventy- # May, 1536, when it was found that she was five), he had issue,

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* Barbara's brother,

EDWARD Asher, esq. of Loseby, m. Mary, dau. of William Bawcle, of Somerby, and had two sons and one daughter, viz.

WILLIAM, Queen ELIZABETH's ambassador to

JAMES VI, d. s. p. in Scotland, in 1589.
Francis, who m. the widow of — Browne, of

Walcot, but d. s. p.
Elizabeth, m. to Henry Naunton, esq. of Al-

derton Hall, in Suffolk, son of William
Naunton, esq. by Elizabeth, his wife, dau.
of Sir Anthony Wingfield, K.G. and had

Robert Naunton, of Letheringham Priory,

secretary of state in 1618-20, afterwards master of the court of wards and liveries, m. Penelope, daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Perrot, and left at his decease, in 1630, an only daughter, Penelope, m. first to Paul, Viscount

Bayning, and secondly, to Philip,

fifth Earl of Pembroke.
William Naunton, whose great grandson

William, d. s. p. in 1758.
Elizabeth Naunton, d. unm.

1. George, his heir.
11. Bennet, died young.
Ul. John, merchant, of London, who m.

Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Benjamin
Thorowgood, alderman of London,
and had
John, of Carolina, who had a son,

Thomas, of Quenby, in Carolina.
Richard, d. 4th February, 1769,

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
Brittan, of Thorpe Sachevile, in Lei-
cestershire, and had with two daugh-
ters, Mary and Elizabeth, one son,
William, of Thorpe Sachevile, who

d. about the year 1768, leaving
1. William, who m. Frances

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

II. Mary, d. unmarried.
JIJ. Sarah, d. unmarried.
IV. Anne, m. to Robert Cotton, esq. of

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

Edmund, m. Elizabeth, daugh-

ter of William Ash, esq. and
d. in 1785, leaving two
Elizabeth - Freeman, m.

in 1783, to Robert Hale,

esq. Hannah-Maria, 1787,

to John Maddock, esq.

of Shrewsbury. Hannah, m. to Charles Stam

ford, of Wellingborough.
3. Edmund, b. in 1690, m. in 1720,

Elizabeth Judith, daughter and
heir of Robert Locke, of Dinton,
Wilts, and dying in 1775, left sur-
viving issue,
George, B. D. F.A.S. b. in

1724, president of St. John's
College, Cambridge, vicar of
Hungerton, and rector of

Mary, m. to Benjamin Mather,

esq. of Wellingborough.
4. Waring, b. in 1697, who s. his

father at Quenby, and
high sheriff of Leicestershire in
1733. He m. Elizabeth, daugh-
ter of Richard Cumberland, esq.
of Peakirk, and sister to Dennis
Cumberland, Bishop of Kilmore,
and d. in 1770, leaving a son,



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