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Clenston, in the county of Dorset (who afterwards became successively the wife of Thomas Trenchard, of Lytchett, and Gilbert Wallis, esq. of Langton Wallis, in the county of Dorset), and d. s. p. before 22nd August, 1525. On his decease the manor of Moreton, with other appendant estates, descended to Roger FRAMPtoN, (the grandson of John, the second son of John Frampton, of Moreton, who d. in 1426). This Roger was found by inquisition, 17 HENRY VIII. to be cousin and heir male of James Frampton, of Moreton, and succeeded, as before mentioned, to the family estates in Dorsetshire. He was b. in 1495, and m. Alice Trenchard, but d. s. p. 3rd May, 1530, whereupon the manor of Moreton, together with his other estates, devolved on his nephew (the son of his brother Edward), Joh N FRAMPton, who then became of Moreton. He was b. in 1516, and d. 14th November, 1557, leaving issue by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Nicholas Willoughby of Tonerspiddle, in the county of Dorset, who d. in his lifetime, 1. Robert, his heir. 11. John, of Upway, in the county o Dorset, who, by Anne, his wife, daughter of Henry Willoughby, of Upway, aforesaid, had 1. Robert, his eldest son. 2. George, of Buckland, who m. Anne, daughter of Thomas Coventry, and sister of Lord Coventry, by whom he had several children, the eldest of whom, Robert, was nine years of age at the visitation of Dorset, anno 1623. iii. Francis, rector of Studland, in the county of Dorset, d. s. p. 1646. Iv. William, who s. to the Moreton estates. v. James, of Buckland Ripers, m. Katharine, daughter and co-heir of John Trenchard, of Warmwell, third son of Sir George Trenchard, knt.; of Wolveton, in Dorsetshire, and had issue, 1. JAMEs, his heir. 2. John. 3. Richard. 1. Anne, m. to Edmund, second son of Sir Edward Clarke, of Stoneham, Hants. 2. Jane. 3. Elizabeth. Dying in 1631, he was s. at Buckland by his son, JAMEs FRAMpton, esq. of Buckland Ripers, aged twenty-five at the herald's visitation in 1623. His name is found amongst the gentlemen of the king's party in the county of Dorset, during the

civil war, and his estates being sequestered, he compounded for that of Buckland Ripers for £420. He d. and was buried at Buckland, 13th July, 1655, having been twice married. By Katherine, his first wife, daughter of Berkeley, of Pill, in Somersetshire, he had JAMEs, of Buckland, who d. unm. in 1676. Katherine, who became the wife of George Daubeney, of Gorwell, in Dorsetshire. By Elizabeth, his second wife, daughter of Henry Samways, of East Thilvington, in Dorset, he had one son, Giles FRAMPtoN, of Buckland, b. in 1643, who s. his half-brother, James, in the estate of Buckland. By Elizabeth, his wife, (who d. in 1706), daughter of Amias Fulford, son of Sir Francis Fulford, of Great Fulford, in Devon, and of Toller Porcorum, in Dorsetshire, he had issue, beside James, who d. young, three other sons, on whom, in 'succession, the estate of Moreton was entailed by their cousin, William Frampton, viz. Giles, of Buckland, b. in 1680, d. unm. after 1689. Willi AM, of whom hereafter. Robert, b, in 1683, who by Katharine, his wife, dau. of Giles White, of Athelhampton, in Dorsetshire, had issue, Robert, captain in the army, who m. a dau. of — Hickson, of London, and d. s. p. in 1788. Katharine, m. to John Swattridge, and d.s.p. Elizabeth, m. to — Asshe, and d.s.p. Anne, d. unm. Elizabeth, d. unm. 1. Ann, m. in 1567, to Thomas, eldest son of Sir William Dirdoe, of Gillingham, in the county of Dorset, and d. 1607. 11. Margery, m. John Hayward, of Dorchester. iii. Dorothy, m. Martin Keyleway, of Lillington, in the county of Dorset. Iv. Mary, m. in 1575, Gregory, second son of Sir William Dirdoe, of Gillingham. v. Rosamond.

v1. Joan, m. in 1571, to Guy Lyte. The eldest son and heir, Robert FRAMPton, of Moreton, was twenty-two years of age and upwards at his father's death. In 1588 he was high sheriff of the county of Dorset. By Margery, his wife, daughter of Lord Thomas Paulett, of Melplash, second son of William, marquis of Winchester, he had two sons and a daughter, viz. 1. Thomas, the eldest, d. v. p. s. p. in 1571. 11. Charles, who appears to have had a wife named Ursula, but probably d. without surviving issue, as his uncle William became possessed of the Moreton estates. 1. Elizabeth, m. in 1593, to William Daccomb, son of James Daccomb, of Iwerne Stepleton, in the county of Dorset. Willi AM FRAMpton, fourth son of John Frampton and Elizabeth Willoughby, became as above stated, possessed of the manor and estates of Moreton. He m. Elizabeth, second daughter and co-heir of George Broughton, of Sampford Botfield, in the county of Somerset (who re-married Thomas Hannam, of Wimbourne Minster, in the county of Dorset), and had issue (besides Robert and Catharine, who d. young), WILLIAM, his successor. Elizabeth, who m. Edmund Hollis, of Monkton. He d. 28th February, 1608, and was s. by his son, WiLLIAM FRAMPton, of Moreton, who was born 7th April, 1607, and having m. Katharine, daughter of John Tregonwell, of Milton Abbas, in the county of Dorset, had issue, 1. Willi AM, his heir. 11. Richard, of Biston, in the county of Wilts, b. in 1630, m. Jane, daughter of Sir Francis Cottington, of Fonthill, in the county of Wilts, who d. in 1711, by whom he was father of William and Elizabeth, who both d. young and unm. Katharine, who m. Charles, third son of William Lord Stourton. Jane, m. Edward Paston, of Barmingham, in the county of Norfolk. Mary, b. in 1677, d. unm. in 1698, buried in the abbey church at Bath, with an epitaph to her memory, by Dryden. iii. Tregonwell, who s. his brother William. iv. George, who by his wife, daughter of — Dewey, of Wimborn, in the county of Dorset, had two children, William and Elizabeth, who both d. s. p.

1. Elizabeth, who m. Thomas Turberville, of Wool Bridge, in the county of Dorset. ii. Katharine, b. in 1626, m. to William Hayward. 111. Anne, m. in 1658, to Josiah Ebrall, of Balsall, in the county of Warwick. iv. Dorothy, m. to William Rose, of Rempston, in the county of Dorset. William Frampton, d. 16th August, 1643, and was s. in his estates by his eldest son, William FRAMP to N, of Moreton, who was b. 17th November, 1629. He entailed the family estate on his brothers, Richard and Tregonwell, and their issue male successively, with remainders to the sons of his cousin Giles Frampton, of Buckland Ripers, and d. unm. 8th February, 1689. Richard Frampton, of Biston, his second brother, having d. in his lifetime, without issue male, as before stated, the estates devolved on TREGoN well FRAMPtoN, esq. of Moreton, third brother of the said William, who was born in 1641. He was keeper of the receiving horses to King William III., Queen ANNE, George I. and George II. and d. unm. at Newmarket, in 1728, when, by virtue of the entail before mentioned, the estates devolved upon his kinsman, (the descendant of James Frampton, of Buckland Ripers, fifth son of John Frampton, esq. of Moreton, by Elizabeth Willoughby) Willi AM FRAMPton, esq. of Moreton, who obtained possession of the estate (by a family arrangement which was ratified by act of parliament, in the third year of Queen ANNE), during the life of his cousin Tregonwell Frampton, on whom an annuity was at the same time settled. William Frampton was b. in 1681, and m. Judith, daughter of Henry Arnold, esq. of Ilsington, in the county of Dorset, by whom (who d. 1732), he had issue, William and Judith, who both d. young, and JAMEs. William Frampton, d. in 1717, when his estates devolved on his only surviving son, JAMES FRAMPton, esq. of Moreton, who was born in October, 1711. In 17 GeoRo E II. he was high sheriff of Dorset. By Mary, his first wife, only daughter and heir of Joseph Houlton, esq. of Farley Castle, in the county of Somerset, to whom he was on. 20th August, 1746, and who d. in 1762, he had no issue. . He m. secondly, Phillis, only daughter (and heir after her brother’s death, in 1761), of Samuel Byam, esq. of the Island of Antigua, widow of Charlton Wollaston, M.D. by whom (who d. in February, 1829), he had issue, JAMEs, his heir. Mary. Mr. Frampton built the present house at Moreton, in 1746, on the site of the ancient mansion, and the church there in 1776, on the site of the former church. He d. 28th October, 1784, and was s. by his only son, the present JAMES FRAMPton, esq. of Moreton. Arms— Argent, a bend gules, cotized sable. Crest—A greyhound sejant argent, collared gules, ringed or.


Estates—Moreton, by marriage, in the time of Edward III. ; Affpuddle with Pallington, Briantspiddle with Throop, in the 15th century; Tonerspuddle and Armswell; early in the 16th century; Bovington and others, by purchase, in 1757; all in the county of Dorset.

Seat—Moreton, in Dorsetshire.


RUDGE, EDWARD, esq. F.R.S. of the Abbey Manor House, Evesham, in the county of Worcester, b. 27th June, 1763, m. at St.

Kent, and has

George's, Hanover-square, 27 July, 1791, Anne, only daughter of Peter Nouaille, esq. of Great Ness, Sevenoaks,

Edward-John, A.M. barrister-at-law, b. 30th May, 1792, m. 29th August, 1825, Felizarda, second daughter of Charles Pole, esq. of Wyckhill House, in the county of Gloucester, one of the directors of the Bank of England, and has a son and heir,

Edward-CHARles, b. 18th April, 1828.

Samuel-Nouaille, barrister-at-law, b. 21 May, 1801.

Anne-Eliza, m. 22nd September, 1824, to Charles-Richard Pole, esq., eldest son of Charles Pole, esq. of Wyckhill House, Gloucestershire, and has issue.

Mr. Rudge succeeded his father 28th May, 1790, and served the office of high sheriff of Worcestershire in 1829.


From manorial grants, cited in Shaw's Staffordshire, it appears that John De RUGGE was of Seysdon, in the county of Stafford, 17 Edward II. He left two sons and a daughter, viz. Richard, his heir; William, living 9 Edward III., and Alice, m. to William de Gatacre. The elder 80n, RICHARD De RUGGE, living 9 Edward III. and 8 Richard II. was father of Roger De RUGGE, living 3 HENRY V. who m. Joan, daughter of William Wilkins, of Bridgenorth, and was succeeded by his son, Thomas DE RUGGE, of Seysdon, 37 Henry WI. and 3 Edward IV. who left by Anne, his wife, daughter of Thomas Shenton, a Son and successor, John RUGGE, who flourished in the reigns of Edward IV., Richard III., and HeNRY VII. and was father of . John RUGGE, who m. a lady whose christian name was Joyce, but of what family is not recorded. He was buried at Trysull, in Staffordshire, 9th January, 1587, leaving issue, 1. RICHARD, who m. a daughter of — Wollaston, of Trescot Grange, in the county of Stafford, and d. s. p. 11. William, of Seysdon, who m. first,

a daughter of — Moseley, of Whittingdon; and, secondly, Frances, eldest daughter of Thomas Barnsley, of Seysdon. He d. in 1604, and was buried at Trysull, in Staffordshire, leaving issue, 1. Thomas, who d. e. p. 2. William, of Seysdon, baptized at Trysull, 9th January, 1592, who m. Katharine, daughter and heir of Thomas Mompas, gent. by Anne, daughter of Thomas Barnsley, and d. in 1672, leaving * a son, Ambrose, baptized at Trysull, 3rd February, 1616, who m. Winifred, eldest sister of Thomas Powys, serjeant-atlaw, by whom he left at his decease, in 1685, a son, William, of Lincoln's Inn, baptized at Trysull, 1st February, 1647, the eldest of eight children, whose issue lived at Trysull until 1753. 3. Joan, m. to Thomas Codsall, of Staffordshire. iii. Thomas, of whose line we have to treat.


iv. John, buried at Evesham, in February, 1648, leaving a son, John, mentioned in the will of his uncle Thomas, in 1623. The third son, Thomas RUDGE, settled at Evesham, in Worcestershire, and m. 23rd January, 1588, Alice Haye, of that town, by whom, who was buried at Bengworth parish, 18th September, 1616, he had issue, 1. Edward, alderman and sheriff of London, in 1637. To him and to his brother William the arms borne by the family were confirmed by grant from the College of Arms, in 1634. He m. first, Mary, daughter and coheir of John Sharp, esq. of Lawrence Waltham, in Berkshire; and, secondly, Bridget, daughter of John Sadler, esq. of Wiltshire. The latter d. s. p. but by the former Mr. Alderman Rudge left at his decease, in 1640 (being buried in the chancel of Allhallows, London), two sons and two daughters, viz. Edward, of Great Warley, in Essex, and of Blazies, in Berkshire, m. in 1647, Jane, eldest daughter of Anthony Luther, esq. of Kelvedon, and dying in 1701, left ANTHoNY, b. 29th September, 1652, at Great Warley, in Essex; had issue, Edward, b. 30th March, 1656. Luther, b. 5th July, 1662. Jane, b. at Myles, the seat of the Luthers, in Essex, in 1650, d. 13th June, 1730. Mary, b. 8th June, 1651, buried at Great Warley, 1682. Anne, b. 12th August, 1657. Rebecca, b. 15th December, 1658, buried at Great Warley, 1680. Elizabeth, b. 9th March, 1660, buried at Great Warley, 1682. Bridget, m. to the Rev. John Griffith, vicar of White Waltham, in Berkshire. Thomasine, m. to James FilIner. William, of London, will dated 22nd May, 1652, proved 7th April, 1662, d. s. p. Hester, m. to William Hitchcock. Rebecca, m. to Richard Luther, esq. of Myles's, in Essex (see p. 9; Taylor, of Clifton). 11. William, of whom we have to treat. Thomas Rudge dated his will 7th May, 1623, and it was proved at Worcester, 21st June following. His second son, William Rudge, esq. of Evesham, men

tioned in the wills of his father and of his brother Edward, was buried there 17th May, 1635, leaving by Anne, his wife, three sons and two daughters, viz. 1. Willi AM, of Evesham, m. 17th November, 1670, Isabel, daughter of Thomas Jones, of that place, and d. in November, 1705. His issue became extinct in the male line in 1727. ii. John, of London, b. 7th October, 1627, d. 24th August, 1662. iii. Edward, of whom presently. 1. Alice. ii. Mary. The youngest son, Edward Rudge, of London, merchant, baptized at All Saints parish, Evesham, 22nd May, 1630, purchased, in 1664, the manor site of the monastery and abbey lands of Evesham, which borough he represented in the parliaments of 1681 and 1690. He m. Susanna, second daughter of Sir John Dethick,” knt. of London, by Martha, his wife, daughter of Edmund Travers, of London, merchant, and by her, who was buried in the church of St. Andrew's, 30th December, 1715, aged seventy-six, had issue, 1. Edward, b. 22nd September, 1668, d. 17th May, 1673. ii. John, b. at Tottenham, 15th October, 1669, of Mark-lane, London, merchant, deputy-governor of the South Sea Company, and director of the Bank, M.P. for Evesham from 1696 to 1740. He purchased, in 1717, jointly with John Hopkins, esq. the lordship of Braybrook, Northamptonshire, and an estate at Farmborough, in Warwickshire, in 1725. He m. in 1698, Susanna, daughter and heir of John Letten, esq. of London, and d. 22nd May, 1740, leaving issue, Edward, F.R.S., M.P. for Evesham in 1741, 1747, and 1754, of Whitfield, in Oxfordshire, b. 22nd October, 1703; m. 8th April, 1729, Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Matthew Howard, esq. of Hackney, but d. s. p. 6th June, 1763. Susanna, m. 27th April, 1721, to Sir William Stanhope, K. B. second son of Philip, Earl of Chesterfield. Elizabeth, m. 18th November, 1747, to Welbore Ellis, Lord Mendip, but d. s. p.

* The eldest daughter of Sir John Dethick, Elizabeth, m. Sir John Banks, bart. of Aylesford, near Maidstone, and one of their daughters and co-heirs, Elizabeth Banks, espoused Heneage, Earl of Aylesford.

iii. Edward, of London, merchant, d.

s. p. 1722. iv. #ois, of whom presently. 1. Susanna, b. 31st June, 1667, m. 1st May, 1688, to John Lacy, esq. of Tottenham High Cross, Middlesex, and had issue, John Lacy, d. s. p. Arthur Lacy, who left one daughter. Susanna Lacy, m. to the Rev. Mr. Stephenson, and had several children. Lucy, m. to John Biscoe, esq. of Hatton Garden, and had a daughter, Elizabeth Biscoe. Elizabeth, m. first, to Robert Goodchild; and, secondly, to Thomas Lloyd, esq. of Lincoln's Inn, by whom she had issue. 11. Elizabeth, b. 25th May, 1675, m. 6th December, 1694, to Sir Robert Eyre, knt., chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and had issue. (See vol. iii. p. 291). 111. Anne, b. 6th July, 1676, d. unmarried 16th December, 1757. iv. Mary, b. 19th September, 1618, m. 25th February, 1703, to James Wightwick, esq. of Lawrence Waltham, in Berkshire, and had issue. Mr. Rudge d. in 1696. His fourth son, The Rev. BeNJAMIN RUDGE, M.A. L.L.B. rector of Thornhaugh, in Northamptonshire, b. 16th January, 1680, m. first, the daughter of Goddard Carter, esq. of Alvescot, in Oxfordshire, by whom, who d. in 1712, he had no issue; secondly, 22nd April, 1714, Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob Reynardson, esq. of Bristol, by Frances, his wife, daughter of Francis Farnaby, esq. of Kippington, in Kent, and had by her, who d. in 1757, a numerous family, of whom survived infancy, 1. Edward, his heir. 11. John, of Ellstree, Middlesex, b. 13th April, 1724, m. 16th October, 1777, Anne, daughter of Thomas Reeve, M.D. of London, by Yo. his wife, sister and sole heir of Thomas Gilbert, esq. but d. s. p. 14th March, 1801. iii. Benjamin, M.A. rector of Whitfield, in Oxfordshire, b. 8th November, 1725, m. at Pirton, 19th April, 1759, Sarah, daughter of the Rev. Mr. Church, of Pirton, and d. 30th June, 1807, leaving issue, Edward, b. 6th October, 1761, m. 2nd July, 1795, Sarah, daughter of the Rev. James Stopes, and d. 9th March, 1835, leaving Benjamin-Samuel, b. at Britwell Salome, Oxfordshire, 1st September, 1797.

Edward, b. at Ewelme, 30th November, 1801, m. Miss Long, and has issue. Anne-Mary, m. to — Haywood, esq. Elizabeth, Eleanor, Frances, Iv. Samuel, b. 31st October, 1727, high sheriff for Northamptonshire in 1792, d. s. p. 24th January, 1817. v. Thomas, b. 15th March, 1729, d.s.p. in 1754. The Rev. Benjamin Rudge d. 21st April, 1741, and was s. by his son, Edward Rudge, esq. b. 11th April, 1717, of Salisbury and Bath, who m. 10th July, 1759, Elizabeth, second daughter of Walter Long, esq. of Preshaw, Hants (see p. 74), and by her, who d. 16th April, 1820, had issue, 1. Edward, his heir. II. Benjamin, b. 19th October, 1768, in holy orders, B.A. of Bath, d. s. p. 29th March, 1834, and buried at Walcot, Bath. 1. Elizabeth.

Mr. Rudge d. 28th May, 1790, and was s. by his son, the present Edward Rudge, esq. of the Abbey Manor House, Evesham, who purchased in that year a moiety of the estate of Seymour Biscoe, esq. at Evesham, and in 1792, a considerable part of that moiety of the lordship of Braybrooke, in Northamptonshire, which belonged to John Hopkins, esq. on the division of the lordship between him and John Rudge, esq. in 1778, under the enclosure act of parliament; the other portion, together with the manorial rights, having been, with the Castle estate, previously sold to Lord Braybrooke, by whom it was disposed of by auction, in July, 1812. Mr. Rudge also purchased various closes of land, of considerable extent, at Evesham, and built the Abbey Manor House in 1816.

*** There is another branch of the family settled for some time in Gloucestershire, to which belongs the Rev. JAMEs Rudge, D.D. of Hawkchurch rectory, near Axminster, who is son of the late James Rudge, of Heath End House, Cromhall, and nephew of the late venerable Thomas Rudge, archdeacon of Gloucester.

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