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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.
Michael, of Canon Frome, who erected
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.
Michael Hopton, of Canon Frome, m. in or
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
EDWARD HOPTON, of Rockhill, purchased the
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.
George, of Bitterley.
ter and heir of Thomas Walker, and ton, of Downton. He m. the daughter of
who m. Bridget, daughter of Sir Elizabeth, m. to John Wysham, of Tedstone.
John HOPTON, esq. of Rockhill and Cherbury,
high sheriff of Shropshire, in 1575, m. KatheCrompton.
by her two sons and one daughter, viz.
Joseph, who m. Penelope, daughter of Wil-
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,
Richard, aged nine, in 1634.
Roger Hereford, esq. of Sufton, in
Robert, b. 25th December, 1662.
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
one daughter, Mary-Anne Cle
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.
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
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 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, 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, 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,
* 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.
Walcot, but d. s. p.
derton Hall, in Suffolk, son of William
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, d. s. p. in 1758.
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
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.
of Shrewsbury. Hannah, m. to Charles Stam
ford, of Wellingborough.
Elizabeth Judith, daughter and
1724, president of St. John's
esq. of Wellingborough.
father at Quenby, and