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Sir Halsewell Tynte, third baronet, of possessions, and as Lords of Camaes and St. Halsewell, who was returned to parliament Dogmaels, exercised almost regal sway. In by the borough of Bridgewater, 1 GEORGE II. the conquest of Monmouthsbire and GlaHe m. Mary, daughter and heiress of John morganshire, the Camays were much distinWalter, esq. of Brecon, and by her, who guished, and were rewarded with grants of wedded secondly, in 1736, Pawlet St. John, Kemey's Commander,” and “ Kemey's esq. of Dogmersfield, had two daughters, Inferior.” One branch* became established who both died young. Sir Halsewell died at Llanvarr Castle in Monmouthshire (now in November, 1730, and was succeeded by in the possession of Colonel Kemeys-Tynte); his brother,

and another, fixing itself at the Began, in Sir John Tynte, fourth baronet, of Halse- Glamorganshire, erected the mansion of well, in boly orders, rector of Goathurst, in Cefn-Mably, the residence of the present Somersetshire, at whose decease unm. in chief of the family. August, 1740, the estates and representation EDWARD KEMEYs, son of Edward Kemeys, of the family devolved on his brother, who was at the conquest of Upper Gwent,

SIR CHARLES-KEMEYS Tynte, fifth baro- married Nest, daughter and heiress of Annet, of Halsewell, LL.D. who represented drew de Began, lord of Began, a lineal desthe county in seven parliaments, and was cendant of Blethyn Maynarch, lord of Brecolonel of the second battalion of Somerset con, and thus acquired the lordship of Bemilitia. Sir Charles became, at the decease gan, which for centuries after was the prinof his uncle, Sir Charles Kemeys, bart. of cipal abode of his descendants. His greatKevanmably, representative of that very great-great-grandson, ancient family, and inherited their large Jenkin KEMEYS, of Began, married Crisestates in the counties of Glamorgan, Bre- ley, daughter of Morgan ap Llewellen, and con, and Monmouth. He m. in March, had one son and a daughter, viz. 1737-8, Anne, daughter and co-heir of the Jevan, his heir. Rev. Dr. Bushby, rector of Addington, in Bucks, but dying without issue, in 1785, bis

Margaret, m. to Jevan ap Morgan, of

New Church, near Cardiff, in the great possessions became vested in his niece, Jane HASSELL, who married Colonel

county of Glamorgan, and was grand

mother of Johnstone, of the 1st regiment of Foot

Morgan Williams, living temp. Guards, groom of the bedchamber, and

HENRY VIII. who espoused the comptroller and master of the household to

sister of Thomas Cromwell, Earl his Royal Highness, George, Prince of

of Essex, and had a son, Wales (afterwards GEORGE IV.), who assu

Sir Richard Williams, who med, by royal license, the surnames of

assumed at the desire of KEMEYS-Tynte. Colonel Kemeys Tynte d.

HENRY VIII. the surname in 1807, and his widow in 1825, leaving,

of his uncle CROMWELL, and with two daughters both unmarried, an only

through the influence of that son, the present Charles-Kemeys KEMEYSTynte, esq. of Halsewell House, in Somer

once powerful relative ob

tained wealth and station. setshire, and of Kevenmably, in Glamor

His great-grandson was the ganshire.

Lord Protector OLIVER


From Jenkin Kemeys' son Jevan lineally Kemeys, of Kebanmably.

descended The house of Kemeys, originally De Ca- Glamorganshire, who m. Katherine, dau, of

DAVID KEMEYs, esq. of Kevanmably, in mois, Camoes, and Camys, is of Norman Sir William Bawdripp, and was succeeded extraction, and the name of its patriarch by his son, is to be found on the roll of Battle Abbey. Large possessions were granted to the fa

Rhys Kemeys, esq. of Llanvary, who mily in the counties of Sussex and Surrey, wedded a daughter of William Aubrey, D.D. and so early as the year 1258 Ralph de and was father of Camois was a baron by tenure. He was

Sir Nicholas KEMEYS, of Kevanmably, succeeded by his son, Ralph de Camois, who who represented the county of Glamorgan was summoned to parliament 49 Henry III. in parliament, and was created a BARONET and his descendants sat among the peers of 13th May, 1642. This gentleman, remarkthe realm until the demise issueless in 5 Henry VI. of Hugh de Camois, who left his

* A branch settled in Ireland, and founded the sisters, Margaret, m. to Ralf Rademelde, present highly respectable house of the name in and Aleanor, wife of Roger Lewknor, bis that kingdom, of which H. Kemmis, esq. of Dubcoheirs, (see Burke's Extinct Peerage). A lin, late captain in the Grenadier Guards, and branch of the family, which had settled M.P. for East Looe, is married to Colonel Tynte's in Pembrokeshire, there enjoyed large youngest daughter, Henrietta.

able for his gigantic stature and strength,

nel Kemeys - Tynte, of was preeminently distinguished by his loy

Halsewell and Kevanmably. alty to King Charles I. and on the break- Sir Charles d. in 1702, and was s. by his ing out of the civil war, having raised a re

son, giment of cavalry, was invested with the Sir Charles Kemeys, fourth baronet, of command of Chepstow Castle, which he gal- Kevanmably, knight of the shire for Monlantly defended against a very superior mouth in the last parliament of Queen Anne, force, under Cromwell himself; but that and for Glamorgan in the two succeeding general's presence being required elsewhere, parliaments. This gentleman when on his he left Colonel Ewer to prosecute the siege travels was shewn great attention by George with seven companies of infantry, a train of I. of Hanover, and frequently joined the artillery, and two squadrons of cavalry. The private circle of the Elector. When his magallant Sir Nicholas Kemeys, however, with jesty ascended the British throne, he was his son (afterwards Sir Charles) as his lieu- pleased to enquire why his old acquaintance tenant, and one hundred and sixty men, held Sir Charles Kemeys had not paid his resout and made several brilliant sorties, until, pects at court, and commanding him to rethe garrison being worn down with fatigue, pair to St. James's, sent him a message, the a breach was made, and the brave governor substance of which was, that the King and forty men died in defending the castle of England hoped that Sir Charles Kemeys to the last. Of such importance did Crom- recollected the number of pipes he had well consider the capture of the castle of smoked with the Elector of Hanover in GerChepstow, that parliament voted thanks to many. Sir Charles, who had retired from Colonel Ewer and his army, and ordered parliament, and was a staunch Jacobite, refifty pounds to be given to the messenger plied that he should be proud to pay his duty who brought the intelligence.

at St. James's to the Elector of Hanover, Sir Nicholas m. Jane, daughter of Sir but that he never had had the honour of Rowland Williams, knt. of Langibby, and smoking a pipe with the King of England. left at his decease a son and successor, Sir Charles Kemeys d. s. p. when the ba

SIR CHARLES KEMEYS, the second baro- ronetcy expired, while his extensive estates net, of Kevanmably, M. P. for Glamorgan- devolved on his nephew, Sir CHARLES KEshire, who m. first, Blanch, daughter of Sir meys-Tynte, bart. of Halsewell, at whose Lewis Mansel, bart. but by her had no issue; demise also issueless, his possessions vested and secondly, Margaret, daughter of Sir in his niece, JANE Hassell, who m. Colonel George Whitmore, lord mayor of London in JOHNSTONE, afterwards KEMEYS-Tynte, and 1631-2, by whom he left at his decease a son was mother of the present Colonel KEMEYSand successor,

Tynte, of Halsewell and Kevanmably. SIR CHARLES Kemeys, third baronet, of Kevanmably, who represented the county Arms—Quarterly: first quarterly; Ist and and borough of Monmouth in several parlia- 4th, gu. a lion couchant, between six cross ments. He m. Mary, relict of William crosslets, arg.; 2nd and 3rd, vert on a chev. Thomas, esq. of Wenvoe, and daughter of arg. three pheons' heads sa.; second, az. two Philip, fourth BARON WHARTON, by his bars wavyarg. over all a bend gu. for Halselordship's second wife Jane, daughter and well; third, sa. a manch arg. within a borheir of Arthur Goodwin, esq. of Upper Win- der or, an orle of lion-gambs erased in salchendon, in the county of Buckingham, and tier gu. for WHARTON ; fourth, az. a wolf's had issue,

head erased arg. for Lupus, Earl of Chester. CHARLES, bis heir.

Crests—Ist, on a mount vert, a unicorn JANE, m. to Sir John Tynte, bart. of Halsewell in Somersetshire, and had, 2nd, issuant from a ducal coronet, a demi

az. sejant, armed, crined, and unguled, or: with other issue, a son and a daugh

griffin, or. SIR CHARLES KEMEYS-Tynte, bart.

Supporters-Two griffins or, as carved in
of Halsewell, who eventually in- various parts of the family residence, and on
herited the estates of the family the ancient plate and seals.
of Kemeys, but died s. p.

JANE Tynte, who m. Major Has- Estates- In the counties of Somerset, Gla-

sell, and had a daughter and morgan, Monmouth, Surrey, Brecon, and

Jane Hassell, who wedded SeatsHalsewell House, Somersetshire;

Colonel Johnstone, and was Kevanmably, or Cefn Mably, Glamorgan-
mother of the present Colo- shire; and Burhill, in Surrey.

ter, viz.



his son,

MONTGOMERY, HUGH, esq. of Grey Abbey, in the county of Down, b. at Florence, 26th June, 1821, succeeded his father in May, 1831, and became representative of the branch of the house of Montgomery settled in Ireland, and of that of Braidstane in Scotland.


died before his father, in 1452, leav-
ing three sons and a daughter, viz.
1. ALEXANDER, successor to his

grandfather, as second Lord

Montgomerie. His son and heir, 98

Hugh, third Lord Montgome

rie, was created in 1507-8,

EARL of Eglintoun. 2. Robert, Laird of Braidstane. 3. Hugh, of Hislot. 1. Margaret, m. to Alexander, first

Lord Home. The second son of the Master of Montgomerie, and brother of the second lord,

ROBERT MONTGOMERY, obtained for his

patrimony, from his grandfather, Alexander, This is a scion of the noble family of Mont- first lord, in 1452, the lands of Braidstane, gomery,* Earls of Eglintoun, in Scotland. and thus became its laird. He was s. by (Refer to Burke's Peerage).

SIR ALEXANDER MONTGOMerie descended ROBERT MONTGOMERY, second Laird of from Roger de Montgomerie, kinsman of Braidstane, who left a son and heir, the ConQUEROR, and commander of the van ROBERT MONTGOMERY, third Laird of guard at Hastings), was raised to the peer- Braidstane, whose son and successor, age of Scotland in 1448-9, as LORD MONT- ADAM MONTGOMERY, fourth Laird of GOMERIE, He m. Margaret, second daugh- Braidstane, m. the eldest daughter of — Colter of Sir Thomas Boyd, of Kilmarnock, and quhoun, of Luss, and d. about 1550, leaving

two sons, ALEXANDER, master of Montgomerie, 1. ADAM, who inherited as fifth Laird,

who m. Elizabeth, eldest daughter of and purchased other lands from Hugb, Sir Adam Hepburn, of Hales, and Earl of Eglintoun, m, the daughter of

John Montgomery, of Hasilheads, There is an old manuscript at Grey Abbey, and had four sons, viz. written about the year 1696, by William Montgo

1. Hugh (Sir), sixth Laird, who mery, of that place, son of the Hon. Sir James

settled in Ireland, and was raised Montgomery, giving an account of this family, in

to the Peerage of that kingdom, which he remarks, “ For the honour of the nation

in 1622, as VISCOUNT MONTGOin general, let it be known to all that there is at this day the title of a counte or earle of the name in all

MERY, of Ardes, in the county of his Majesty's four kingdoms; viz. Count de Mont

Down. He had previously, anno gomery, in France; Earl of Montgomery, in Eng

1605, obtained a grant from King land; Earl of Eglintoun, in Scotland ; and Earl of

James I. of the third part of Con. Mount Alexander, in Ireland; the like whereof

O'Neil's great territory in the cannot be truly said (as I believe) of any other

counties of Down and Antrim. surname in all the world.” In the same manu

His lordship was grandfather of script he states, alluding to Roger, fifth Count de

Hugh, third Viscount MontgoMontgomery, who led the van at the battle of Has

mery, who was created, in tings, “In anno 1652, I saw in Westminster Ab

1661, EARL of Mount ALEXbey, this ROGER's coat of arms and name written

ANDER, honours wbich exunder it, as benefactor to the building thereof. He was in rank or place the seventh or eighth (as I

pired with remember) among the contributors to the said

Thomas, the seventh Earl, building, or to the convent thereof, but in anno

in 1758. 1664, I found that his name and arms, and all the

2. George, in holy orders, dean of rest (above forty noblemen's), were wholly razed

Norwich, afterwards BISHOP OF out as writings (on a stone table book) are with a

Meath, died in 1620, leaving an wet sponge.

only child,

had a son,

JANE MONTGOMERY, wife of Earl of Peterborough. Captain Montgo

Nicholas, twenty-third Lord mery purchased, about the year 1715, the

estate of Grey Abbey, from his kinsman, 3. Patrick, a colonel in the army James Montgomery,* and rebuilt the man

of France, temp. Henry IV. of sion house, the former having been burnt

that kingdom, d. unmarried. accidentally in 1695. He m. first, in 1719, 4. John, d. in London, of the sweat- Catherine, daughter of Francis Hall, esq.

ing sickness, unmarried, in 1596. of Strangford, and by her (who d. in 1723), 11. ROBERT.

had Edward, who d. in 1726, and WILLIAM, The younger son,

his heir. He wedded secondly, in 1725, Robert MONTGOMERY, was father of Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Hill, of an

JOHN MONTGOMERY, who went over to old family in Buckinghamshire, whose grandIreland in the early part of the reign of father was treasurer of Ireland in the time King James I. with his cousin, Hugh, sixth of CROMWELL. By this lady (who died in Laird of Braidstane, afterwards Viscount 1789), he had, Montgomery, his lordship having brought Hugh, d. unmarried, aged thirty-six, in several of his clan from Scotland, that they

1765. might settle upon new estates, and assist James, in the revenue, d. at Belfast, in the plantation of the country. To this unmarried, in 1796. John he granted lands in Granshaugh, in the Robert, d. unmarried, aged twenty, in Ards where he (John) settled, and having

1758. married an heiress of the family of Stewart, Samuel, lieutenant-colonel of the 12th in Scotland, was esteemed a man of opu

Foot, m. Miss Drury, sister of Admilence, which supposition causing his house ral Drury, and d. s. p. to be attacked by robbers, himself, his wife, and all his servants were inhumanly mur

Mary, m. in 1749, to Robert Maxwell, dered, save one, who escaped with his son,

esq. of the county of Down, but d. s. p.

in 1755. Hugh MONTGOMERY, who had been left

Anne, m. to James Dobbin, esq. of Dofor dead in attempting to defend his father,

naghadee, and d. in 1812. but recovering from his wounds, he lived to

Catherine, m. in 1754, to George Matan old age, on his property, at Maghera, in

thews, of Springvale, in the county of the county of Derry, to which he removed after the attack upon his paternal dwelling:

Down, and was mother of Major

General Matthews. She died in 1761. He represented the borough of Newtown- Captain Montgomery d. in 1755, and was Ards in parliament, from 1635 to 1641, and buried in the family vault under the altar in lies buried with his father in the church of the abbey. He was s. by his eldest son, Donoghadee. He left two sons, Hugh, his heir, and John, who was master of the excise

WILLIAM MONTGOMERY, esq. of Grey to John, Earl of Donegal, married, but left Abbey, member for Hillsborough, in the par

liament of Ireland, for more than thirty no posterity. The elder son, Hugh MONTGOMERY, was an officer in the

years. This gentleman m. in 1749, Susanarmy, and distinguished against the insur

na, daughter and sole heir of John Jolly, gents in 1641. He was captain in Sir John esq. of Rathmullen, in the county of Down, Montgomery's regiment, and afterwards ma

by which lady (who d. in 1797), he had

issue, jor under Sir Charles Coote. He resided at Maghera, and married a daughter of Sir

1. William, major 40th regiment of Robert M‘Clellands, by whom he had several

foot, killed at the storniing of Fort daughters and an only son, his successor,

Griswald, near New London, in AmeWILLIAM MONTGOMERY, esq. who m. Mary,

rica, while leading his regiment to eldest daughter and co-heir of Captain James

the breach, 8th September, 1781. Macgill, of Kishistown, in the county of

Jl. Hugh, heir to his father. Down, by which marriage he acquired a

III. John, died young. great accession of property, and had, with

iv. Edward, R.N. d. unmarried. one daughter, Lucy, who d. unmarried in

v. Francis, captain 67th regiment, d. in 1701, an only son, his successor,

1808, unm. WILLIAM MONTGOMERY, esq. an officer of 1. Dorcas, d. unm. in 1824. dragoons, who served with reputation in Jl. Catherine, d. young. Spain, under Charles Mordaunt, the great Mr. Montgomery d. at Hillsborough, in

Son of William, and grandson of the Hon. the mansion house. There are several burying Sir James Montgomery, second son of Hugh, first vaults under it, belonging to the neighbouring Viscount Montgomery.

families. It was used as a Protestant church + The fine ruins of Grey ABBEY, founded for until the latter end of the last century, when the Cistertian Monks, by Sir John de Courcy, in the present church was built. reign of HENRY II. stand within a few perches of

November, 1799, was buried in the family of the small pox, 18th March, 1827, vault at Grey Abbey, and s. by his eldest aged nineteen. surviving son,

1. Anne-Catherine, d. unm. aged sevenHugh MONTGOMERY, of Grey Abbey, a teen, in 1802. clergyman of the established church. This 11. Emilia - Georgina - Susanna, m. in gentleman resided constantly at the abbey, February, 1817, to James Miles made considerable improvements there, and Reilly, barrister-at-law, youngest son extended his landed possessions by purchase. of John Reilly, esq. of Scarvagh, in He m. in 1782, the Hon. Emilia Ward, the county of Down, and has, youngest daughter of Bernard, first Vis

John Reilly, b. in November, 1817. count Bangor (by his wise, Lady Anne

James-Miles Reilly, b. in FebBligh,t daughter of John, Earl of Darnley),

ruary, 1823. and had issue,

Francis-Savage Reilly, b. in Feb1. William, his successor.

ruary, 1825. 11. Hugh-Bernard, captain in the 3rd

Moyses Reilly, b. in January, 1827. Guards, served in the Peninsular war,

Hugh-Arthur Reilly, b. in May, was severely wounded in the leg,

12th December, 1813, near St.Sean de

Luz, and again at Waterloo, of which

latter wound he never recovered. He

Theodosia-Hornitt. d. in London, 2nd May, 1817. Mr. Montgomery d. at Grey Abbey, 30th J. Edward, in holy orders, rector of March, 1815, and was s. by his eldest son,

Portaferry, and chancellor of the WILLIAM MONTGOMERY, esq. of Grey diocese of Down, d. unmarried in | Abbey, who wedded at Brussels, in March, 1825.

1817, Amelia-Elizabeth, second daughter of iv. Arthur-Hill, settled at Tyrella, in the Honourable Thomas Parker, second son

the county of Down, m. in May, 1825, of Thomas, third Earl of Macclesfield. Mr. Matilda-Anne, third daughter of the Montgomery served the office of sheriff for Honourable Thomas Parker, and has, the county of Down, in 1824. He d. in Hugh-Parker, b. in September, Dublin, 3rd May, 1831, was interred in the 1829.

family vault at Grey Abbey, and succeeded Amelia-Elizabeth.

by his only child, the present Hugh Montv. Bernard-Ward, d. young, in 1802. GOMERY, esq. of Grey Abbey. vi. Robert-Meade, d. young, in 1801. VII. John-Charles, barrister-at-law. Arms—Quarterly, 1st and 4th, azure, three VIII. Charles-Octavius, captain in the fleurs-de-lys, or, for MONTGOMERY; 2nd and 45th regiment.

3rd, gules, three annulets or, gemmed azure ix. George - Augustus - Frederick-San- for Eglintoun; all within à bordure or, dys, lieutenant R. N. d. in Smyrna, charged with a double tressure flory, coun

ter-flory, gules ; on a surcoat, a sword and + LADY Anne Bligh was first married to Robert sceptre, salterwise, ppr. Hawkins Magill, esq. of Gilt Hall, in the county

Crest—On a wreath, out of a cap of mainof Down, by whom she had an only daughter, tenance, an arm in armour erect grasping a THEODOSIA MAGill, who inherited all her father's sword. great estates, and was married to Richard Meade, Estates—In the county of Down. first Earl of Clanwilliam, grandfather of the pre- Seat-Grey Abbey, in the county of sent Earl.


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SAMPSON, EDWARD, esq. of Henbury, in the county of Gloucester, b. 15th August, 1773, m. 24th November, 1807, Joanna, youngest daughter of George Daubeny, esq. senior alderman of the city of Bristol, and has had issue,

EDWARD, b. 12th May, 1810, M.A. of Balliol College, Oxford, in the commission of

the peace for the county of Gloucester.

Mary-Joanna, b. 12th October, 1808, d. 10th June, 1824. Mr. Sampson succeeded to the estates at the decease of his elder brother, John Sampson, esq. who died unmarried 12th July, 1830. He is a magistrate for Gloucestershire.

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