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Mary, m. to John Eiton.
Joan, m. to John Wasborow.
Margaret, d. unmarried.
Elizabeth, m. to Robert Bye.
Elizabeth, m. to John Whiteing.
The son,

EDWARD SAMPSON, esq. b. at Henbury, 7th July, 1583, m. 1st Sept. 1607, Mary, daughter of the Rev. Ralph Green, of Olverton, in the county of Gloucester, and had issue,

Edward, d. 27th December, 1611. Ralph, killed in the cival wars, in action near Cirencester.

JOHN, heir to his father.

Mary, b. 29th November, 1610, m. to John Browning, of Dursley. Mr. Sampson was s. by his only surviving

son,

JOHN SAMPSON, esq. b. in January, 1618, m. in 1647, Martha, daughter of John Burcombe, esq. of Old Sodbury, in the county of Gloucester, and had two children, viz.

John, who d. a bachelor, 5th May, 1674.
EDWARD.

The younger and only surviving son,

EDWARD SAMPSON, esq. who purchased HENBURY AUDELETT, in the year 1627, wedded 23rd April, 1685, Mary, only daughter and heiress of Edward Long, esq. of Clodstow, in the county of Gloucester, and had a

daughter, Martha, who died unmarried, and an only son, his successor,

JOHN SAMPSON, esq. of Henbury. This gentleman m. Mary, eldest daughter of Nicholas Hicks, esq. an alderman of the city of Bristol, and had issue,

John, b. 29th August, 1721, d. in June, 1749.

EDWARD, heir to his father, b. 9th July, 1729.

Mary, b. 3rd June, 1727, d. in 1740. Mr. Sampson, who was sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1726, was s. at his decease by his only surviving son,

EDWARD SAMPSON, esq. of Henbury, who m. 31st May, 1768, Mary, daughter of Thomas Brown, esq. of Salperton, in the county of Gloucester, and had issue,

JOHN, his heir.

EDWARD, heir to his brother.

d. May, Catherine, d. 27th Jan. 1813,

unm.

Mr. Sampson served the office of sheriff for Gloucestershire in 1778. He was s. at his decease by his elder son,

JOHN SAMPSON, esq. of Henbury, who died unmarried 12th July, 1830, and was s. by his only brother, the present Edward Sampson, esq. of Henbury.

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Crest-A dragon's head erased, collared

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FORDE, OF SEAFORDE.

FORDE, MATHEW, esq. of Seaforde, in the county of Down, and of Coolgreany, in the county of Wexford, b. in 1785, succeeded his father in 1812, m. first, in 1814, Mary-Anne, only child of Francis Savage, esq. of Hollymount and Ardkeen, in the county of Down, by Jane Crawforde, his wife; and secondly, in 1829, Lady Harriet Savage, third daughter of Henry-Thomas Butler, second Earl of Carrick, and widow of Francis Savage, esq.

Colonel Forde is colonel of the Royal North Downshire militia, a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant of the county of Down, which county he represented in parliament from 1821 to 1826, and served the office of sheriff in the year 1820.

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MATHEW FORDE, of Dublin, the second son succeeded to the estates, and obtained a grant of part of Kinelearty, alias M'Cartans county, in the county of Down, from Thomas Cromwell Baron Lecale, by deed, dated 22nd June, 1637; he sat in the Irish House of Commons in 1642, and died before the year 1657, leaving his only son,

NICHOLAS FORDE, of Killyleagh, in the county of Down, his heir and successor at Coolgreany, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Adam Loftus, of Rathfarnham, knt. (which lady wedded, secondly, John Muschamp, esq.) Mr. Forde was succeeded at his death by his only son,

MATHEW FordE, of Coolgreany, who was

"La Belle Hamilton," the celebrated Comtess de Grammont, was sister of Mrs. Forde, being the eldest daughter of Sir George Hamilton. Walpole mentions the portraits (originals) of M.

M. P. for the county of Wexford, from 1695 to 1713; he married* Margaret, youngest daughter of Sir George Hamilton, bart. (the fourth son of James, first Earl of Abercorn) by Mary Butler his wife, daughter of Thomas Lord Thurles, and sister of James, first Duke of Ormond. Mr. Forde left at his decease in 1709, with two daughters, the eldest of whom, Lucy, m. in 1695, Sir Laurence Esmonde, bart. of Ballynester, and the younger, Jane, John Walsh, of Shanganagh, an only son and heir,

MATHEW FORD, esq. of Coolgreany, who removed from Wexford to his estates in the county of Down, and built the mansion-house and village at Neaghen, (near Clough) since called Seaforde, where his descendants have since uninterruptedly resided; he served in parliament from 1703 to 1713, for the borough of Downpatrick, and married, in 1698, Anne, daughter of William Brownlow, of Lurgan, and had three sons and three daughters,

I. MATHEW, his heir.
II. Francis, a colonel in the
army, who
was conspicuous in Lord Clive's wars
in India, where he realized a con-
siderable fortune, and on his return
to Ireland purchased the estate of
Johnstown, in the county of Meath.
He m. in 1728, Martha George, wi-
dow; he was lost at sea on his way to
India, whither he was a second time
proceeding as a commissioner from
the East India Company, and left
a son and three daughters: his des-
cendants are still seated at Johns-
town.

III. Arthur, in holy orders, rector of
Lurgan, died in 1767, leaving several
children by Alice, his wife.

1. Jane, m. John Baillie, of Inishargie
in the county of Down, died in 1781.
II. Letitia, m. to Mr. Nash.
III. Margaret, died unmarried in 1773.

Comte de Grammont and Count Anthony Hamilton being at Coolgreany; those portraits are now at Seaforde, where are also the portraits of Lady Esmonde and her brother, Mathew Forde.

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IV. Edward, settled at Liverpool.

v. Arthur, a military officer.

VI. George, died abroad.

VII. Pierce, barrister at law.

1. Charity, m. Francis Price, of Saint-
field, in the county of Down.

II. Anne, married John Gilmore, of
Dublin.

III. Elizabeth, m. James, son of Arthur
Forde, rector of Lurgan.
Mr. Forde, m. secondly, Jane, relict of Sir
Timothy Allen, and died in 1780, when he
was succeeded by his eldest son,

MATHEW FORD, esq. of Seaford and Coolgreany, who was returned for the borough of Downpatrick, in several parliaments. He m. in 1750, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Knox, of Dungannon, and sister of Thomas, first Viscount Northland, and had issue,

MATHEW, his heir.

Anne, who died unmarried.

Elizabeth, m. in 1785, Thomas Dòug-
lass, esq. of Grace Hall, in the county
of Down.

Jane, m. in 1796, to John Christopher
Beauman, of Hyde Park, in the
county of Wexford.
Charity, m. in 1795, to William Brown-
low, of Lurgan, M. P. for the county
of Armagh.

Mr. Forde, died in 1796, and was succeeded by his only son,

MATHEW FORDE, esq. of Seaforde and Coolgreany, who rebuilt the mansion at Seaforde, and served as high sheriff for the county of Down in 1803. He m. in 1782, Catherine, eldest daughter of the Right Hon. William Brownlow, of Lurgan, M. P. for the county of Armagh, and by her, who died in 1808, had issue,

1. MATTHEW, his heir.

11. William-Brownlow, in holy orders, rector of Annahilt, in the county of Down, m. in 1812, Theodocia, second

daughter of Thomas Douglass, of Grace Hall, and has issue,

1. Matthew-Thomas, cornet 3rd
Dragoon Guards.

2. William-Brownlow.
3. Francis-Savage.
4. Charles-Arthur.
5. Thomas-Douglas.
1. Selina-Charity.

2. Elizabeth-Theodocia-Catherine.
3. Harriet.

III. Thomas-Arthur, formerly assistant barrister of the county of Down and county of Roscommon, m. in 1814, Louisa, tenth daughter of Michael Head, of Deny, in the county of Tipperary, and has issue,

1. Thomas-Head.
2. Matthew-Bligh.
3. Henry-Charles.
4. John-Vesey.

5. Arthur-Knox.

6. Francis-Clayton-Octavus.
7. Frederick-Augustus-Prittie.
1. Catherine-Margaret.

2. Frances-Mary-Anne.

IV. Arthur, who m. Šelina, daughter of William Blundell, and died in India in 1828, leaving,

1. Mathew-William.

2. Arthur.

3. William, died young. v. Francis-Charles,

Royal Scots Greys.

captain in the

1. Anne, m. first, in 1816, Francis Hoey, of Dunganstown, in the, county of Wicklow, by whom, who died in 1818, she has two daughters, Catherine and Frances-Hoey. She m. secondly, in 1825, Captain George King, of the Royal Navy, and by him has another daughter, Georgina King.

II. Isabella-Jane-Octavia, m. in 1821, Clayton Bayly, of Norelands, in the county of Kilkenny.

Mr. Forde m. secondly, in 1811, Sophia, daughter of the Very Rev. Stewart Blacker, of Carrick, Dean of Leighlin, but by her (who wedded, secondly, in 1818, William Stewart Hamilton, of Brown Hall, and died in 1829,) he had no issue. He died in 1812, and was succeeded by his eldest son, the present MATHEW FORDE, esq. of Seaforde and Coolgreany.

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Motto-Incorrupta fides nuda que veritas. Estates In the counties of Down and Wexford.

Seat-Leaford, Downshire.

FORDE, OF SEAFORDE.

FORDE, MATHEW, esq. of Seaforde, in the county of Down, and of Coolgreany, in the county of Wexford, b. in 1785, succeeded his father in 1812, m. first, in 1814, Mary-Anne, only child of Francis Savage, esq. of Hollymount and Ardkeen, in the county of Down, by Jane Crawforde, his wife; and secondly, in 1829, Lady Harriet Savage, third daughter of Henry-Thomas Butler, second Earl of Carrick, and widow of Francis Savage, esq.

Colonel Forde is colonel of the Royal North Downshire militia, a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant of the county of Down, which county he represented in parliament from 1821 to 1826, and served the office of sheriff in the year 1820.

Lineage.

The Fordes or Ffordes of Seaforde, originally from the principality of Wales, were for several generations seated at Coolgreany, in the county of Wexford.

NICHOLAS FORDE, of Coolgreany, who died in 1605, m. Catherine White, and left five

sons,

Clement, m. Margaret, daughter of
and died s. p. in 1617.

MATHEW, heir to his father.
Christopher, m. Margaret ·
Francis.

Lucas.

MATHEW FORDE, of Dublin, the second son succeeded to the estates, and obtained a grant of part of Kinelearty, alias M'Cartans county, in the county of Down, from Thomas Cromwell Baron Lecale, by deed, dated 22nd June, 1637; he sat in the Irish House of Commons in 1642, and died before the year 1657, leaving his only son,

NICHOLAS FORDE, of Killyleagh, in the county of Down, his heir and successor at Coolgreany, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Adam Loftus, of Rathfarnham, knt. (which lady wedded, secondly, John Muschamp, esq.) Mr. Forde was succeeded at his death by his only son,

MATHEW FORDE, of Coolgreany, who was

"La Belle Hamilton," the celebrated Comtess de Grammont, was sister of Mrs. Forde, being the eldest daughter of Sir George Hamilton. Walpole mentions the portraits (originals) of M.

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M. P. for the county of Wexford, from 1695 to 1713; he married Margaret, youngest daughter of Sir George Hamilton, bart. (the fourth son of James, first Earl of Abercorn) by Mary Butler his wife, daughter of Thomas Lord Thurles, and sister of James, first Duke of Ormond. Mr. Forde left at his decease in 1709, with two daughters, the eldest of whom, Lucy, m. in 1695, Sir Laurence Esmonde, bart. of Ballynester, and the younger, Jane, John Walsh, of Shanganagh, an only son and heir,

MATHEW FORD, esq. of Coolgreany, who removed from Wexford to his estates in the county of Down, and built the mansion-house and village at Neaghen, (near Clough) since called Seaforde, where his descendants have since uninterruptedly resided; he served in parliament from 1703 to 1713, for the borough of Downpatrick, and married, in 1698, Anne, daughter of William Brownlow, of Lurgan, and had three sons and three daughters,

I. MATHEW, his heir.

II. Francis, a colonel in the army, who was conspicuous in Lord Clive's wars in India, where he realized a considerable fortune, and on his return to Ireland purchased the estate of Johnstown, in the county of Meath. He m. in 1728, Martha George, widow; he was lost at sea on his way to India, whither he was a second time proceeding as a commissioner from the East India Company, and left a son and three daughters: his descendants are still seated at Johnstown.

III. Arthur, in holy orders, rector of Lurgan, died in 1767, leaving several children by Alice, his wife.

1. Jane, m. John Baillie, of Inishargie in the county of Down, died in 1781. 11. Letitia, m. to Mr. Nash.

III. Margaret, died unmarried in 1773.

Comte de Grammont and Count Anthony Hamilton being at Coolgreany; those portraits are now at Seaforde, where are also the portraits of Lady Esmonde and her brother, Mathew Forde.

Mr. Forde died in 1729, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

MATHEW FORDE, esq. of Seaforde and Coolgreany, who was returned to parliament in 1751 for the borough of Bangor, he m. in 1724, Christian, daughter of John Graham, of Platten, in the county of Meath, and had issue,

1. MATHEW, his successor.

11. John, a major in the army, m. in 1761, Isabella, relict of George Mathew, of Thomastown, in the county of Tipperary, daughter of William Brownlow, of Lurgan, by Lady Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of James Hamilton, sixth Earl of Abercorn. Mrs. Forde survived her second husband some years, and died in Merrion Square, Dublin, in 1815, without issue.

III. William.

IV. Edward, settled at Liverpool.

v. Arthur, a military officer.

VI. George, died abroad.

VII. Pierce, barrister at law.

1. Charity, m. Francis Price, of Saint-
field, in the county of Down.

II. Anne, married John Gilmore, of
Dublin.

III. Elizabeth, m. James, son of Arthur
Forde, rector of Lurgan.
Mr. Forde, m. secondly, Jane, relict of Sir
Timothy Allen, and died in 1780, when he
was succeeded by his eldest son,

MATHEW FORD, esq. of Seaford and Coolgreany, who was returned for the borough of Downpatrick, in several parliaments. He m. in 1750, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Knox, of Dungannon, and sister of Thomas, first Viscount Northland, and had issue,

MATHEW, his heir.

Anne, who died unmarried.

Elizabeth, m. in 1785, Thomas Doug-
lass, esq. of Grace Hall, in the county
of Down.

Jane, m. in 1796, to John Christopher
Beauman, of Hyde Park, in the
county of Wexford.
Charity, m. in 1795, to William Brown-
low, of Lurgan, M. P. for the county
of Armagh.

Mr. Forde, died in 1796, and was succeeded by his only son,

MATHEW FORDE, esq. of Seaforde and Coolgreany, who rebuilt the mansion at Seaforde, and served as high sheriff for the county of Down in 1803. He m. in 1782, Catherine, eldest daughter of the Right Hon. William Brownlow, of Lurgan, M. P. for the county of Armagh, and by her, who died in 1808, had issue,

1. MATTHEW, his heir.

11. William-Brownlow, in holy orders, rector of Annahilt, in the county of Down, m. in 1812, Theodocia, second

daughter of Thomas Douglass, of Grace Hall, and has issue,

1. Matthew-Thomas, cornet 3rd
Dragoon Guards.

2. William-Brownlow.
3. Francis-Savage.
4. Charles-Arthur.
5. Thomas-Douglas.
1. Selina-Charity.

2. Elizabeth-Theodocia-Catherine.
3. Harriet.

III. Thomas-Arthur, formerly assistant barrister of the county of Down and county of Roscommon, m. in 1814, Louisa, tenth daughter of Michael Head, of Deny, in the county of Tipperary, and has issue,

1. Thomas-Head. 2. Matthew-Bligh. 3. Henry-Charles. 4. John-Vesey.

5. Arthur-Knox.

6. Francis-Clayton-Octavus.
7. Frederick-Augustus-Prittie.
1. Catherine-Margaret.

2. Frances-Mary-Anne.

IV. Arthur, who m. Selina, daughter of William Blundell, and died in India in 1828, leaving,

1. Mathew-William.

2. Arthur.

3. William, died young.

v. Francis-Charles, captain in the Royal Scots Greys.

1. Anne, m. first, in 1816, Francis Hoey, of Dunganstown, in the county of Wicklow, by whom, who died in 1818, she has two daughters, Catherine and Frances-Hoey. She m. secondly, in 1825, Captain George King, of the Royal Navy, and by him has another daughter, Georgina King.

11. Isabella-Jane-Octavia, m. in 1821, Clayton Bayly, of Norelands, in the county of Kilkenny.

Mr. Forde m. secondly, in 1811, Sophia, daughter of the Very Rev. Stewart Blacker, of Carrick, Dean of Leighlin, but by her (who wedded, secondly, in 1818, William Stewart Hamilton, of Brown Hall, and died in 1829,) he had no issue. He died in 1812, and was succeeded by his eldest son, the present MATHEW FORDE, esq. of Seaforde and Coolgreany.

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Estates

Wexford.

Seat-Leaford, Downshire.

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