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Catherine, d. Ajak Jan. 1813,

unm.

Lineage.

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 JOHN SAMPSON, living in the time of Thomas Brown, esq. of Salperton, in the ELIZABETH, as appears by copy of a court county of Gloucester, and had issue, roll, dated in 1572, was father of

John, his heir. JOHN SAMPSON, whose wife's christian EDWARD, heir to his brother. name was Joan, and who had one son and

May, 1821 five daughters, viz, EDWARD, his heir.

Mr. Sampson served the office of sheriff for Mary, m. to John Eiton.

Gloucestershire in 1778. He was s. at his Joan, m. to John Wasborow.

decease by his elder son, Margaret, d. unmarried.

JOHN SAMPSON, esq. of Henbury, who died Elizabeth, m. to Robert Bye.

unmarried 12th July, 1830, and was s. by Elizabeth, m. to John Whiteing. his only brother, the present Edward Samp

son, esq. of Henbury. EDWARD SAMPSON, esq. b. at Henbury, 7th July, 1583, m. 1st Sept. 1607, Mary, Arms—Arg. a cross moline gu. between daughter of the Rev. Ralph Green, of 01- four escallop shells sa. verton, in the county of Gloucester, and had Crest-A dragon's head erased, collared issue,

arg. Edward, d. 27th December, 1611.

Motto-Pejus letho flagitium. Ralph, killed in the cival wars, in action Estates- In the counties of Gloucester and near Cirencester.

Somerset, the greater part in the former, John, heir to his father.

where the family mansion stands, surrounded Mary, b. 29th November, 1610, m. to by twelve hundred acres, called HenBURY

AUDELETT, which estate derived its name John Browning, of Dursley. Mr. Sampson was s. by his only surviving

from John Audelett, and passed thus :

John Audelett, left an only daughter son,

and heiress, JOHN SAMPSON, esq. b. in January, 1618,

ELIZABETH AUDELETT, who m. Richard m. in 1647, Martha, daughter of John Bur

Beke, and left a daughter and heiress, combe, esq. of Old Sodbury, in the county

Agnes Beke, m. to Edmonds, and of Gloucester, and had two children, viz.

left a son, John, who d. a bachelor, 5th May, 1674. Edward EDMONDS, of Henbury, whose EDWARD.

daughter and heiress, The younger and only surviving son,

Anne EDMONDS, m. William Diggs, of EDWARD Sampson, esq. who purchased Marlborough, Wilts, and the estate HENBURY AUDelett, in the year 1627, wed

was sold by her descendant, Diggs, ded 23rd April, 1685, Mary, only daughter in 1627, to and heiress of Edward Long, esq. of Clod- EDWARD SAMPSON. stow, in the county of Gloucester, and had a Seat-HENBURY, Gloucestershire.

The son,

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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.

Lineage.

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 The Fordes or Ffordes of Seaforde, origi- called Seaforde, where his descendants have nally from the principality of Wales, were since uninterruptedly resided; he served in for several generations seated at Coolgreany, parliament from 1703 to 1713, for the boin the county of Wexford.

rough of Downpatrick, and married, in 1698, NICHOLAS Forde, of Coolgreany, who died Anne, daughter of William Brownlow, of in 1605, m. Catherine White, and left five Lurgan, and had three sons and three sons,

daughters, Clement, m. Margaret, daughter of 1. MATHEW, his heir. and died s.p. in 1617.

11. Francis, a colonel in the army, who MATHEW, heir to his father.

was conspicuous in Lord Clive's wars Christopher, m. Margaret

in India, where he realized a conFrancis,

siderable fortune, and on his return Lucas.

to Ireland purchased the estate of MATHEW Forde, of Dublin, the second Johnstown, in the county of Meath. son succeeded to the estates, and obtained a He m. in 1728, Martha George, wigrant of part of Kipelearty, alias M'Car- dow; he was lost at sea on his way to tans county, in the county of Down, from India, whither he was a second time Thomas Cromwell Baron Lecale, by deed, proceeding as a commissioner from dated 22nd June, 1637; he sat in the Irish the East India Company, and left House of Commons in 1642, and died before a son and three daughters: his desthe year 1657, leaving bis only son,

cendants are still seated at JohnsNICHOLAS FORDE, of Killyleagh, in the

town. county of Down, his heir and successor at 111. Arthur, in holy orders, rector of Coolgreany, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Lurgan, died in 1767, leaving several Sir Adam Loftus, of Rathfarnham, knt. children by Alice, his wife. (which lady wedded, secondly, John Mus- 1. Jane, m. John Baillie, of Inisbargie champ, esq.) Mr. Forde was succeeded at in the county of Down, died in 1781. his death by his only son,

II. Letitia, m. to Mr. Nash, MATHEW Forde, of Coolgreany, who was

III. Margaret, died unmarried in 1773.

La Belle Hamilton,” the celebrated Com- Comte de Grammont and Count Anthony Hatess de Grammont, was sister of Mrs. Forde, being milton being at Coolgreany; those portraits are the eldest daughter of Sir George Hamilton. now at Seaforde, where are also the portraits of Walpole mentions the portraits (originals) of M. Lady Esmonde and her brother, Mathew Forde.

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Mr. Forde died in 1729, and was succeeded daughter of Thomas Douglass, of by his eldest son,

Grace Hall, and has issue,
MATHEW FORDE, esq. of Seaforde and

1. Matthew-Thomas, cornet 3rd Coolgreany, who was returned to parliament

Dragoon Guards. in 1751 for the borough of Bangor, he m.

2. William-Brownlow. in 1724, Christian, daughter of John Gra

3. Francis-Savage. larm ham, of Platten, in the county of Meath, and

4. Charles-Arthur. for had issue,

5. Thomas-Douglas. 1. Mathew, his successor.

1. Selina-Charity. Il. Jobn, a major in the army, m. in

2. Elizabeth-Theodocia-Catherine. 1761, Isabella, relict of George Ma

3. Harriet. thew, of Thomastown, in the county of ur. Thomas-Arthur, formerly assistant Tipperary, daughter of William barrister of the county of Down and Brownlow, of Lurgan, by Lady Eliza- county of Roscommon, m. in 1814, beth, his wife, daughter of James Louisa, tenth daughter of Michael Hamilton, sixth Earl of Abercorn. Head, of Deny, in the county of Mrs. Forde survived her second hus- Tipperary, and has issue, band some years, and died in Merrion

1. Thomas-Head. Square, Dublin, in 1815, without

2. Matthew-Bligh. issue.

3. Henry-Charles. III. William.

4. John-Vesey. IV. Edward, settled at Liverpool.

5. Arthur-Knox. v. Arthur, a military officer.

6. Francis-Clayton-Octavus. vi. George, died abroad.

7. Frederick-Augustus-Prittie. VII. Pierce, barrister at law.

1. Catherine-Margaret. 1. Charity, m. Francis Price, of Saint

2. Frances-Mary-Anne. field, in the county of Down.

IV. Arthur, who m. Šelina, daughter of II. Anne, married John Gilmore, of William Blundell, and died in India Dublin.

in 1828, leaving, III. Elizabeth, m. James, son of Arthur

1. Mathew-William. Forde, rector of Lurgan.

2. Arthur. Mr. Forde, m. secondly, Jane, relict of Sir

3. William, died

young. Timothy Allen, and died in 1780, when he v. Francis-Charles, captain in the was succeeded by his eldest son,

Royal Scots Greys. MATHEW FORD, esq. of Seaford and Cool- 1. Anne, m. first, in 1816, Francis Hoey, greany, who was returned for the borough of Dunganstown, in the county of of Downpatrick, in several parliaments. He Wicklow, by whom, who died in m. in 1750, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 1818, she has two daughters, CatheKnox, of Dungannon, and sister of Thomas, rine and Frances-Hoey. She m. sefirst Viscount Northland, and had issue,

condly, in 1825, Captain George MATHew, his heir.

King, of the Royal Navy, and by Anne, who died unmarried.

him has another daughter, Georgina Elizabeth, m. in 1785, Thomas Doug- King.

lass, esq. of Grace Hall, in the county II. Isabella-Jane-Octavia, m. in 1821, of Down.

Clayton Bayly, of Norelands, in the Jane, m. in 1796, to John Christopher county of Kilkenny.

Beauman, of Hyde Park, in the Mr. Forde m. secondly, in 1811, Sophia, county of Wexford.

daughter of the Very Rev. Stewart Blacker, Charity, m. in 1795, to William Brown- of Carrick, Dean of Leighlin, but by her

low, of Lurgan, M. P. for the county (wbo wedded, secondly, in 1818, William of Armagh

Stewart Hamilton, of Brown Hall, and died Mr. Forde, died in 1796, and was succeeded in 1829,) he had no issue. He died in 1812, by his only son,

and was succeeded by his eldest son, the MATHEW Forde, esq. of Seaforde and present Mathew FORDE, esq. of Seaforde Coolgreany, who rebuilt the mansion at and Coolgreany. Seaforde, and served as high sheriff for the county of Down in 1803. He m. in 1782, Arms-Az. two flaunches or, charged with Catherine, eldest daughter of the Right three roses in fesse, the centre rose gold, Hon. William Brownlow, of Lurgan, M. P. the two exterior (on the flaunches) gu. befor the county of Armagh, and by her, who tween two martlets of the second. died in 1808, had issue,

Crest-A martlet or. 1. Matthew, his heir.

Motto-Incorrupta fides nuda que veritas. 11. William-Brownlow, in holy orders, Estates In the counties of Down and

rector of Annahilt, in the county of Wexford.
Down, m. in 1812, Theodocia, second 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.

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 The Fordes or Ffordes of Seaforde, origi- called Seaforde, where his descendants have nally from the principality of Wales, were since uninterruptedly resided; he served in for several generations seated at Coolgreany, parliament from 1703 to 1713, for the boin the county of Wexford.

rough of Downpatrick, and married, in 1698, Nicholas FORDE, of Coolgreany, who died Anne, daughter of William Brownlow, of in 1605, m. Catherine White, and left five Lurgan, and had three sons and three sons,

daughters, Clement, m. Margaret, daughter of 1. MATHEW, his heir. and died s. p. in 1617.

Jl. Francis, a colonel in the army, who Mathew, heir to his father.

was conspicuous in Lord Clive's wars Christopher, m. Margaret

in India, where he realized a conFrancis.

siderable fortune, and on his return Lucas,

to Ireland purchased the estate of Mathew Forde, of Dublin, the second Johnstown, in the county of Meath. son succeeded to the estates, and obtained a He m. in 1728, Martha George, wigrant of part of Kinelearty, alias M'Car- dow; he was lost at sea on his way to tans county, in the county of Down, from India, whither he was a second time Thomas Cromwell Baron Lecale, by deed, proceeding as a commissioner from dated 22nd June, 1637; he sat in the Irish the East India Company, and left House of Commons in 1642, and died before a son and three daughters: his desthe year 1657, leaving bis only son,

cendants are still seated at JohnsNICHOLAS FORDE, of Killyleagh, in the

town. county of Down, his heir and successor at III. Arthur, in holy orders, rector of Coolgreany, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Lurgan, died in 1767, leaving several Sir Adam Loftus, of Rathfarnham, knt. children by Alice, his wife. (which lady wedded, secondly, John Mus- 1. Jane, m. John Baillie, of Inisbargie champ, esq.) Mr. Forde was succeeded at in the county of Down, died in 1781. his death by his only son,

11. Letitia, m. to Mr. Nash. Mathew FORDE, of Coolgreany, who was III. Margaret, died unmarried in 1773.

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* “ La Belle Hamilton,” the celebrated Com-Comte de Grammont and Count Anthony Hatess de Grammont, was sister of Mrs. Forde, being milton being at Coolgreany; those portraits are the eldest daughter of Sir George Hamilton. now at Seaforde, where are also the portraits of Walpole mentions the portraits (originals) of M. | Lady Esmonde and her brother, Mathew Forde.

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Mr. Forde died in 1729, and was succeeded daughter of Thomas Douglass, of by his eldest son,

Grace Hall, and has issue, MATHEW FORDE, esq. of Seaforde and

1. Matthew-Thomas, cornet 3rd Coolgreany, who was returned to parliament

Dragoon Guards. in 1751 for the borough of Bangor, he m.

2. William-Brownlow. in 1724, Christian, daughter of John Gra

3. Francis-Savage. ham, of Platten, in the county of Meath, and

4. Charles-Arthur. o had issue,

5. Thomas Douglas. 1. Mathew, his successor.

1. Selina-Charity. 11. John, a major in the army, m. in

2. Elizabeth-Theodocia-Catherine. 1761, Isabella, relict of George Ma

3. Harriet. thew, of Thomastown, in the county of u1. Thomas-Arthur, formerly assistant Tipperary, daughter of William barrister of the county of Down and Brownlow, of Lurgan, by Lady Eliza- county of Roscommon, m. in 1814, beth, his wife, daughter of James Louisa, tenth daughter of Michael Hamilton, sixth Earl of Abercorn. Head, of Deny, in the county of Mrs. Forde survived her second hus

Tipperary, and has issue, band some years, and died in Merrion

1. Thomas-Head. Square, Dublin, in 1815, without

2. Matthew-Bligh.
issue.

3. Henry-Charles.
III. William.
iv. Edward, settled at Liverpool.

5. Arthur-Knox.
v. Arthur, a military officer.

6. Francis-Clayton-Octavus. vi. George, died abroad.

7. Frederick-Augustus-Prittie. vii. Pierce, barrister at law.

1. Catherine-Margaret. 1. Charity, m. Francis Price, of Saint

2. Frances-Mary-Anne. field, in the county of Down.

IV. Arthur, who m. Selina, daughter of II. Anne, married John Gilmore, of William Blundell, and died in India Dublin.

in 1828, leaving, III. Elizabeth, m. James, son of Arthur

1. Mathew-William. Forde, rector of Lurgan.

2. Arthur. Mr. Forde, m. secondly, Jane, relict of Sir

3. William, died young. Timothy Allen, and died in 1780, when he v. Francis-Charles, captain in the was succeeded by his eldest son,

Royal Scots Greys. MATHEW FORD, esq. of Seaford and Cool- 1. Anne, m. first, in 1816, Francis Hoey, greany, who was returned for the borough of Dunganstown, in the county of of Downpatrick, in several parliaments. He Wicklow, by whom, who died in m. in 1750, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 1818, she has two daughters, CatheKnox, of Dungannon, and sister of Thomas, rine and Frances-Hoey. She m. sefirst Viscount Northland, and had issue,

condly, in 1825, Captain George Mathew, his heir.

King, of the Royal Navy, and by Anne, who died unmarried.

him has another daughter, Georgina Elizabeth, m. in 1785, Thomas Doug

King. lass, esq. of Grace Hall, in the county

11. Isabella-Jane-Octavia, m. in 1821, of Down.

Clayton Bayly, of Norelands, in the Jane, m. in 1796, to John Christopher county of Kilkenny.

Beauman, of Hyde Park, in the Mr. Forde m. secondly, in 1811, Sophia, county of Wexford.

daughter of the Very Rev. Stewart Blacker, Charity, m. in 1795, to William Brown- of Carrick, Dean of Leighlin, but by her

low, of Lurgan, M. P. for the county (wbo wedded, secondly, in 1818, William of Armagh

Stewart Hamilton, of Brown Hall, and died Mr. Forde, died in 1796, and was succeeded in 1829,) he had no issue. He died in 1812, by his only son,

and was succeeded by his eldest son, the MATHEW FORDE, esq. of Seaforde and present Mathew FORDE, esq. of Seaforde Coolgreany, who rebuilt the mansion at and Coolgreany. Seaforde, and served as high sheriff for the county of Down in 1803. He m. in 1782, Arms—Az. two faunches or, charged with Catherine, eldest daughter of the Right three roses in fesse, the centre rose gold, Hon. William Brownlow, of Lurgan, M. P. the two exterior (on the flaunches) gu. befor the county of Armagh, and by her, who tween two martlets of the second. died in 1808, had issue,

Crest-A martlet or. 1. MATTHEW, his heir.

Motto-Incorrupta fides nuda que veritas. 11. William-Brownlow, in holy orders, Estates - In the counties of Down and

rector of Annahilt, in the county of Wexford.
Down, m. in 1812, Theodocia, second Seat-Leaford, Downshire.

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