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WILLIAM JEFFREYS, of Wem, was father of another

This family was originally established in Cumberland, but it removed early in the last century into the county of Lancaster. BRYAN SMITH, esq. son of Bryan Smith, of Whitehaven, and grandson of another Bryan Smith, of the same place, settled in Liverpool in 1739, and m. on the 12th No-m. vember, in that year, Mary Whitley, grandniece of Cuthbert Sharples, mayor of Liverpool in 1699, by whom he had three sons,

RICHARD, who d. in Jamaica, in 1773,
leaving by Margaret Burgess, his
wife, an only surviving son,

Bryan, who m. in 1804, Hannah
Fairclough, and had surviving

Bryan-Sidney, b. 25th August,

Richard-Maclean, born 29th
April, 1819.
George, d. young.

BRYAN, of whose line we have to treat.
Mr. Smith d. in 1754. His third son,

BRYAN SMITH, esq. of Lydiate, in the county of Lancaster, b. 29th October, 1753, m. 12th March, 1789, Mary, only surviving daughter of the late Philip Kewley, esq. of Cleveland-square, Liverpool, and had by that lady (who d. 9th February, 1822), one son and one daughter, viz.

RICHARD-BRYAN, his heir.


Mr. Smith was, during the late war, com-
mandant of the "Queen's Battery," on the
river Mersey, manned by volunteer artil-
lery; and, for his long services, received
the thanks of the secretary of state, and the
rank of captain (during the war only), in
1805. He was, for upwards of twenty years,
a commissioner and chairman of the "Sea-
man's Hospital," at Liverpool, in conse-
quence of which duties he declined to be
nominated a justice of the peace (to act at
Lydiate) for the county of Lancaster, when
requested in 1820, and he was an honorary
freeman of Liverpool, a distinction unani-
mously granted by that corporation in 1829,
"for his public services.'
This highly
respected gentleman d. 3rd June, 1831, and
was s. by his only son, the present RICHARD
BRYAN SMITH, esq. 'of Lydiate.

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WILLIAM JEFFREYS, of Wem, who m. Mar-
garet Allen, and dying in 1774, having had,
with two daughters, Elizabeth, m. to Benja-
min Barnet, esq. of Soulton; and Margaret,
to John Harrison, esq. of Aldford, a son,
WILLIAM JEFFREYS, esq. b. in 1716, who
m. Ann, daughter of Hugh Egerton, esq. and
by her, who d. 6th May, 1790, had issue,

William, b. 23rd March, 1741, d. 20th
January, 1822, aged eighty.
THOMAS, of whom presently.
Ann, d. 5th May, 1827, aged eighty-two.
Margaret, m. in 1784, to the Rev.
Richard Owen, and d. in 1828.
The second son,

THOMAS JEFFREYS, esq. of Wem, b. 2nd
May, 1743, m. 30th September, 1771, Mary,
daughter of William Bayley, esq. and had
by that lady, who d. 19th December, 1802,
aged fifty-four, two sons and two daughters,

Thomas, b. 28th December, 1774, m.
25th May, 1815, Elizabeth Percival,
of the county of Lancaster.
Mary, m. 24th December, 1797, to
Overbury Whitley Badger, esq. and
has one son and one daughter, viz.
Thomas Jeffreys Badger, b. 6th
January, 1802.

Susannah-Margaret Badger, m.
30th March, 1824, to John Beck,
esq. banker.

Susannah, d. unm. 3rd November, 1802.
Mr. Jeffreys d. 22nd August, 1818, aged
seventy-five, and was s. by his son,

WILLIAM EGERTON JEFFREYS, esq. of Tilley Park, near Wem, and of Coton Hill, near Shrewsbury, a magistrate and deputy lieutenant for Shropshire, b. 11th September, 1773, who m. 4th September, 1799, Sarah, daughter and co-heir of William Corfield, esq. of Shrewsbury, and has issue,

WILLIAM-EGERTON, b. 22nd December,

1806. Harriet.

MARIANNE, m. 4th September, 1824, to
esq. F.S.A. of Lydiate.

Arms-Erm. on a fess engr. or between
three squirrels sejant arg. each holding a
marygold slipped ppr. three roundlets, barry
of six arg. and az.

Crest-On a mount, a squirrel as in the
arms, charged with a roundlet.
Motto-In medio tutissimus.
Estates-In Lancashire.

Seat-Pygon's Hill, Lydiate, near Orms


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BRADLEY-DYNE, FRANCIS, esq. of Gore Court, in Kent, b. 23rd January, 1790, m. in 1822, the Hon. Mary-Jane Harris, youngest daughter of Lord Harris, and has two sons, viz.

FRANCIS-GEORGE, b. 21st June, 1823.

Musgrave-James, b. 16th September, 1827.

This gentleman, who succeeded his father, in 1820, is a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for Kent, of which county he served the office of sheriff, in 1837. He is also captain in the East Kent regiment of militia.

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The surname of Dyne, (formerly Dine,) occurs in the most ancient records extant, and is to be found on the roll of Battle Abbey, in the immediate vicinity of which some members of the family possess estates, though under a different appellation at the present period. The Kentish branch was seated in Kent temp. HENRY VIII.

HENRY DINE, esq. who held lands by descent, in Bethersden, Kent, m. in 1564, Elizabeth Longley, and was father of

JAMES DYNE, esq. whose son,

JOHN DYNE, esq. buried in the chancel at Bethersden, 1646, left by Margaret, his wife, daughter of Baker, of Ripplecourt, in Kent, a son and heir,

JOHN DYNE, esq. who m. Timothea, daughter and co-heir of Thomas Dyne, esq. of Sussex, and had, by her, who died and was buried at Westfield, in 1682, leaving two sons, namely,

I. THOMAS, of Westfield and Lankhurst, who was buried at the former place, in 1723, leaving, by Johanna Elkin, his wife, a son,

EDWARD, of Lankhurst, who m.
Mary, daughter of William Flet-
cher, esq. of Conghurst, in Sus-
sex, and dying in 1732, left an
only daughter and heiress,

MARY-FLETCHER, baptized at
Guestling, December, 1714,

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The third son,

HENRY DYNE, esq. m. Elizabeth Crowhurst, niece of Francis Whitfield, esq. of Thornhouse, in Bethersden, and dying in 1706, was buried in the chancel of the church there, leaving a son,

JOHN DYNE, esq. (buried at Bethersden in 1746,) who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Tylden, esq. of Shadoxhurst, and had by her, who d. in 1776, with other issue, who d. s. p. three sons,

John, b. in 1725, who left issue,
John, captain in the army.

Edward, who settled in Somerset-
shire, and m. Fanny, daughter of
M. Messiter, esq. of Wincanton, in
that county.

EDWARD, of whom presently. William, b. in 1730, m. in 1758, Effield, daughter of James Chapman, esq. of Molash, in Kent, and d. 18th April, 1800, leaving issue. The second son,

EDWARD DYNE, esq. born in 1727, m. at St. Nicholas, Rochester, in September, 1755, Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew Hawes, esq. and had, by her, who d. in 1793, two sons, ANDREW-HAWES, his heir.

Thomas, who m. Mary, daughter and heir of Peter Fountain, esq. of London, a lineal descendant of the poet, Le Fontaine, and left one daughter. Mr. Dyne d. in 1793, and was s. by his son,

ANDREW-HAWES DYNE, esq. of Gore Court, in Kent, who made considerable additions to his property, and marrying, in 1783, Frances, sister and heir of James Bradley, esq. secretary to the Board of Control, on its

first formation, assumed, at Mr. Bradley's decease, by sign manual in 1800, the surname of Bradley. By this lady he had issue, FRANCIS, his heir.

James, commander, R.N. m. Caroline,
eldest daughter of Admiral Western,
and dying in 1829, at Condé sur Noi-
reau, in Normandy, was there buried,
leaving two daughters.
Frances-Roosilia, m. in 1805, to Henry
Dickinson, esq. of the East India
Company's Civil Service, and has

Elizabeth, m. first, to M. Hoy, esq. of
Midenbury House, Hants, and se-
condly, to Captain George Main-
waring, royal artillery.
Mary, d. young and unmarried.
Sarah, died an infant.
Margaret, m. to the Rev. Allen Morgan,
of New Ross, in Wexford, and has

Mr. Dyne Bradley died in 1820, devising Gore Court, together with other estates and

extensive Woodlands, in Kent, to his widow, for life, with remainder to his eldest son, Francis, (the present possessor) in fee, upon whose marriage, in 1822, his mother surrendered her life estate to him, and he went to reside at Gore Court.

Mr. Dyne Bradley was author of some publications on Tithes, which attracted attention during the discussion of that question previous to their commutation.

Arms-Quarterly, first and fourth, sa. a fesse eng. arg. in chief a mullet between two crosses formée fitchee, all within a bordure, also engrailed of the last for BRADLEY. Second and third arg. two bars gemelles between three escallops gu. for DYNE.

Crests-First, a dexter arm, embowed in armour holding a battle axe, all ppr. for BRADLEY; second, an heraldic antelope's head erased, armed and maned, or, langued gu. for DYNG.

Estates-In Kent.

Seat-Gore Court, near Sittingbourne.


BEAUMONT, JOHN, esq. of Barrow-upon-Trent, in the county of Derby, b. 22nd July, 1826, succeeded his father, 11th March, 1834.


The ancient family of BEAUMONT deduces its descent from the early sovereigns of France, and was established in England by HENRY DE BEAUMONT, son of Lewis de Brienne, by Agnes, his wife, Viscountess De Beaumont and Mayne, who came, according to general supposition, from his native country, at the instance of Queen ELEANOR, consort of EDWARD I. and bore many eminent employments in the state, for which he acquired considerable territorial grants, and was summoned to Parliament as a BARON in 1309. For more ample details of this distinguished nobleman, and for full particulars of his immediate successors, refer to BURKE'S EX

TINCT and Dormant Peerage and BURKE's Peerage and Baronetage. His direct descendant,

SIR THOMAS BEAUMONT, knt. Lord of Basquerville, in Normandy, and captain of Galliarde, (second son of John Lord Beaumont, knight of the Garter,) was retained with John Plantagenet, Duke of Bedford, Regent of France, temp. HENRY VI. to serve in the French wars. He m. Philippa, daughter and heir of Thomas Maureward, esq. of Coleorton, in the county of Leicester, and dying in 1457, left two sons,

1. JOHN (Sir), knt. of Coleorton, slain at Towton, fighting for the Red Rose, 29th March, 1461. He was ancestor of the BEAUMONTS of Coleorton, now represented by


BY BEAUMONT, bart. of Coleorton. II. THOMAS, of whose line we have to treat. The second son,

THOMAS BEAUMONT, esq. was seated at Thringston, near Coleorton, in the county of Leicester, and was living there in 1495. He m. Anne, daughter of Sir Robert Moton, of Peckleton, in the same shire, and left at his decease a son and successor,

THOMAS BEAUMONT, esq. of Thringston, who granted, about the year 1530, to John

Beaumont, esq. of Coleorton, and William Curburg, lands in Cotes Hodington, Broughton, Prestwould, Wimeswould, and Loughborough, for the payment of a certain yearly rent. He m. Anne, daughter of Harcourt, and had, besides two daughters, Mary, m. to Richard Storey, of Braunston, and Dorothy, m. to John Rigmaiden, two sons,

1. JOHN, who purchased the site of the Priory of Gracedieu, in 1539. He was surveyor of Leicestershire for the Crown, and subsequently master of the rolls, which appointments he resigned in 1552, a short period before his decease. This learned person, m. first, Isabella, daughter of Lawrence Dutton, esq. of Dutton, in Cheshire, and had by her a daughter, Anne, m. first, to Dutton, esq. and secondly, to Thomas Ashby, esq. of Loseby. He wedded secondly, Elizabeth, eldest daughter and co-heir of Sir William Hastings, knt. younger brother of George Earl of Huntingdon, and by her, who was living in 1574, had, with other issue, a son and successor, SIR FRANCIS BEAUMONT, of Gracedieu, one of the judges of the Court of Common Pleas, temp. Queen ELIZABETH. Hem. Anne, daughter of Sir George Pierrepoint, knt. of Holme-Pierrepoint, in the county of Nottingham, and relict of Thomas Thorold, esq. of Marston, in Lincolnshire, by whom he left at his decease, 22d April, 1598, three sons and a daughter, viz.

1. HENRY, (Sir) knt. of Gracedieu, whom.Barbara,daughter of Anthony Faunt, esq. of Foston, and had by her, (who m. secondly Sir Henry Harpur, baronet, of Calke,) an only daughter and heir, BARBARA, born in Sep

tember, 1605, two months after her father's death, m. first, to John Harpur, esq. who d. s. p. and secondly toSir Wolstan Dixie, bart. by whom she had issue. 2. JOHN, b. in 1582, who succeeded his brother at Gracedieu, and was created a BARONET, 29th June, 1626. This gentleman enjoyed considerable reputation as a poet, and is highly commended by his contemporaries. His chief work was "Bosworth Field," a poem, descriptive of the famous

RICHARD III. and the Earl of Richmond, meriting (to quote the opinion of Headley) republication, for the easy flow of its numbers and the spirit with which it is written. His minor productions have been much admired, and the verses he addressed to King JAMES I. on the true form of English poetry, entitle their author to a place among the most judicious critics of his time. Sir Johnm.Elizabeth,daughter of John Fortescue, esq. and great-great-grandaughter of Sir Richard Pole, K.G. by Margaret, daughter and heir of George Duke of Clarence, brother to EDWARDIV. and had seven sons and four daughters.* Of the former all d. s. p. except the sixth, THOMAS (Sir), third bart. of Gracedieu, who died 7th July, 1686, leaving five daughters, his coheirs, viz.


BEAUMONT, esq. of
VERE, m. to Sir John
Rayney, bart.

MARY, m. to George
Morton, esq.

JANE, m. to Charles
Byerley, esq.

ANNE, m. to Robert
Pawley, esq.

3. FRANCIS, born at Gracedieu,
in 1586, the celebrated Dra-
matic poet. In 1596, this dis-
tinguished person was ad-
mitted(with his two brothers,
Henry and John,) a gentle-
man commoner of Broad-
gate's Hall, now Pembroke
College, Oxford, and he sub-
sequently became a member
of the Inner Temple. The
Dramatic muse had,' how-
ever, too many attractions to
allow him to apply with
much assiduity to the dry
study of the laws, and so
early as 1607, when BEAU-
MONT was in his twenty-first
year, his first play, in con-
junction with FLETCHER, is
dated. The connexion of
these gifted writers conti-
nued during the short span

battle fought there between *For fuller details, see BURKE's Extinct Baronetage.

of Beaumont's life, and the | productions of which they were jointly authors, have ever held a very high place in English literature. Francis Beaumontm. Ursula, daughter and co-heir of Henry Isley, esq. of Sundridge, in Kent, and died 9th March, 1616, aged 30, leaving Elizabeth, whom. a Scotch colonel, and was resident in Scotland in 1682. Frances, living unm. in 1700, at a very advanced age, at which time she enjoyed a pension from the Duke of Ormond, in whose family she had lived as a domestic.

1. Elizabeth, b. 1589, m. to Thomas Seyliard, esq. II. EDWARD, of whose descendants we have now to treat.

The second son of Thomas Beaumont,

EDWARD BEAUMONT, esq. settled at Barrow-upon-Trent, in the county of Derby, about the year 1550. Hem. Anne, daughter and heir of Milgate, of Lockington, in Leicestershire, and had a son and successor,

WILLIAM BEAUMONT, esq. of Barrowupon-Trent, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sutton, esq. of Derby, and by this lady (who had the honour of entertaining Mary Queen of Scots,) had issue,

1. Edward, died young.

11. FRANCIS, successor to his father.

III. Edward.

v. Christopher.

Iv. William.

VI. Thomas.

1. Elizabeth, m. to I. Bennet, of Derby. II. Dorothy, m. to W. Neale, of Derby. III. Helen.

IV. Mary. VI. Jane.

v. Anne. Mr. Beaumont died 30th July, 1592, and was s. by his son,

FRANCIS BEAUMONT, esq. of Barrow-uponTrent, a major in the service of CHARLES I. who m. Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Simon Bracebridge, esq. of Twiford, in the county of Derby, and had issue,

Edward, who was disinherited, and d.
unm. in France, in 1660.
JOHN, successor to his father.

Major Beaumont died 2nd January, 1661, aged 92, and was s. by his son,

JOHN BEAUMONT, esq. of Barrow-uponTrent, who m. first, Dorothy, daughter of John Powtrell, esq. of West Hallom, in Derbyshire, by whom he had issue, and secondly, Barbara, daughter of Edward Willoughby, esq. of Cotham, in Nottinghamshire, by whom he left at his decease, with other issue, a son and successor,

ROBERT BEAUMONT, esq. of Barrow-upon


Trent, aged seven, in 1662, who m. first, Cecily, daughter and co-heir of Sir Thomas Beaumont, bart. of Gracedieu, and had by her, who d. in 1697, a son and daughter, viz. JOHN, his heir.

Barbara, abbess of a convent in Flanders. Mr. Beaumont m. secondly, Jane, widow of Francis Lowe, esq. of Old Greaves, and daughter and heir of John Middleton, esq. of Wandesley, Notts, by whom he had a son, Frances, who died unm., and thirdly, Winifred, daughter of Francis Lowe, esq. by whom he had no issue. He died 2nd January, 1726-7, and was s. by his son,

JOHN BEAUMONT, esq. of Barrow-uponTrent, b. in 1694, who m. Miss Joyce Johnson, niece of Thomas Allestree, esq. of Alvaston, in the county of Derby, and by her, who d. 11th June, 1780, aged 79, and was buried at Barrow, had issue,

JOHN, his heir.

Robert, b. in 1731, m. Ann Wild, and by her, who died 5th September, 1784, aged 32, left at his decease, 14th September, 1796, aged 64, one son and two daughters, viz.

JOHN, successor to his uncle.
Anne, widow of the late Rev. C.
Allsop, vicar of Sheepshead.

Edward, in holy orders of the church
of Rome, b. in 1732, d. at Nor-
wich, in August, 1820.

Francis, b. in 1737, d. 28th June, 1806, leaving, by Elizabeth Hibbert, his wife, a dau., Joyce, wife of Rev. Christopher Dodsley, rector of Swinnerton, in the county of Stafford. Barbara, Joyce, all died young. Catherine,


Mr. Beaumont d. 11th October, 1763, aged 72, and was s. by his eldest son,

JOHN BEAUMONT, esq. of Barrow-uponTrent, who d. unm. 21st July, 1806, aged 75, and was s. by his nephew,

JOHN BEAUMONT, esq. of Barrow-upon Trent, b. 23rd January, 1779, a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for the county of Derby, who m. 29th August, 1825, the Hon. Mary-Elizabeth Curzon, third daughter of Nathaniel, second Lord Scarsdale, and had, JOHN, his heir.

Robert-Curzon, b. 10th December, 1827.
Edward, b. 25th July, 1829.

Mr. Beaumont d. 11th March, 1834, and was s. by his eldest son the present JOHN BEAUMONT, esq. of Barrow-upon-Trent.

Arms Az. semée of fleurs-de-lis, a lion rampant, or.

Crest-On a chapeau erm. a lion passant,or.
Motto-Erectus non elatus.
Estates-In Derbyshire.

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