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ARchibald ARMstroNG, esq. of Ballylin, second son of Andrew Armstrong, esq. by Jane Stephenson, his third wife, and half brother of Edmund Armstrong, esq. ancestor of the Gallen family, was born in the county of Fermanagh in 1655, and removing into the King's County some years after his father's death, settled at Lusmagh, and afterwards at Endrim. He m. at Crea, in 1681, Letitia, youngest daughter of Colonel Edward Playsted, the descendant of a family long settled near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, by his wife, a daughter of Colonel Carey Dillon, who became Earl of Roscommon, and had issue, 1. Willi AM, b. in 1691, who m. in 1715 Rebecca, daughter of Bigoe Henzell, esq. and left issue, i. Archibald, born at Barnagratty in 1716, m. Rebecca, only dau. of Captain Michael Armstrong, and sister of General Bigoe Armstrong, and had three sons and two daughters, viz. John, an officer, d. unm. Michael, d. unm. Bigoe, an officer in the army, who m. Susannah, daughter of Thomas Bernard, esq. of Birr, and by her, who died in July, 1819, he left at his decease, 15th March, 1773, aged twenty-eight, two sons, Bigoe, an officer in the guards, who m. Sophia, widow of Sir David Williams, bart. and d. at Boulogne in 1824, leaving a daughter, Caroline. Thomas, who entered the Coldstream regiment of guards, and remained in it until he was lieutenant-colonel. In 1812 he was appointed an inspecting field officer of volunteers, and in 1813, nominated aidede-camp to the Duke of York. Jane, m. to Hugh Coulaghan, esq. of Cogran, and had issue. Catherine, m. to Daniel Coulaghan, esq. of Ashgrove, and had issue. 2. William, an officer in the army, m. first, 3rd July, 1747, Mary, dau. of William Hunt, esq. of Petworth, in Sussex; and sccondly, Miss Hill, sister of Colonel Hill, of London, but had
issue only by the first, viz. four daughters, Fanny, m. to Edmund Armstrong, esq. of Percy Street, London. Charlotte, m. to Richard Hassell, esq. barrister-at-law, and had two daughters, of whom the younger, Charlotte, m. the Rev. William Archbold Armstrong. Rebecca, married and had issue. Mary, m. to Dr. Blair, and had issue. Mr. William Armstrong died in London 10th October, 1784, aged sixty-two. 3. Andrew, a captain in the East India Company's service, who erected the house of Castle Armstrong, in the King's County, and served the office of high sheriff of that shire in 1777. He m. Mary, relict of Governor George Scot, of Bengal, and daughter of a Mr. Bidwell, by whom, who died 2nd July, 178i, he left at his decease, 31st July, 1789, aged sixty-five, William, who went as a writer to Bengal, where he married and died. Thomas, b. in 1765, of Castle Armstrong, in the commission of the peace, and store keeper of Athlone. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of John Puget, esq. of London, banker, and left a daughter and heiress, Elizabeth, m. to Thomas Raikes, esq. eldest son of Robert Raikes, esq. of Welton House, Yorkshire. (See vol. iii. p. 461.) Mr. Raikes sold the estate of Castle Armstrong, to Colonel WilArmstrong. Andrew, who died at St. Croix in 1805, leaving issue. Rebecca, m. to Nicholas Gamble, esq. of Derrinboy, and had issue. Harriett, m. in 1796 to George Armstrong, esq. 4. Edmund, b. 14th June, 1724, who lived at Clara, and was in the commission of the peace for the King's County. He m. Anne, daughter of Michael M*Evoy, esq. of the county of Longford, and had issue, William, d. unm. Bigoe, d. unm. Archibald, d. unm. Andrew, d. unm. Christopher, ensign in the 8th regiment, d. unm. Michael, died in India unm. Edmund, of St. Croix, in the West Indies. He m. a lady of that island, and returning to England, settled in or near Bristol. Thomas-Nugent, of St. Croix, m. in 1792, Anne-Louisa, eldest daughter of Edmund Flood, esq., but d. s. p. Margaret, d. unm. 1. Rebecca, m. to Frank Conrahy, esq. of Birr, son of Thomas Conrahy, esq. of Ballinahinny, in the Queen's County, and had one son, Thomas-Conrahy, born blind, and one daughter, Elizabeth Conrahy, the wife of John Melsop, of Birr. Edmund, who died a captain in the East India Company's service, leaving issue.
1. Charles, in General Wynne's regi
ment of dragoons, who m. first, an English lady, by whom he had two sons, Archibald and Charles; and, secondly, Martha, sister of James Hampton,esq. of Waltham, in Hampshire by whom he had two sons and a daughter, viz. James, a lieutenant of marines, who died in the expedition to the West Indies; William, killed in Scotland in 1746, and Mary, d. young. This Charles Armstrong, being engaged in a duel, was treacherously murdered in the Hall fields near Birr, by a relative of his own, named Eyre, who was acting as second to his opponent.
iv. AND Rew, of whose line we have to
Thomas, captain in the Longford militia, m. Miss Armstrong, of Ennis, in the county of Clare, and had issue, George. Edmund, M.D. Robert, M.D. Thomas, a merchant. John, barrister-at-law. James. Anne, m. to Captain Morris. Jane. Dora. Lucy-Mary, d. unm. at Sidmouth, 7th January, 1810.
George Armstrong m. secondly, in 1796, Harriet, second daughter of Andrew Armstrong, esq. and left by her, at his decease (being killed by falling into a dock at Bristol), three daughters, Viz.
Isabella, d. unm. in 1797. Anne, d. unm. Elizabeth, m. in 1780, to Thomas Woods, esq. and d. at Parsonstown, 28th February, 1808, leaving issue. 1. Margaret, m. to George Brereton, esq. and had issue. 11. Elizabeth, m. to Matthew Hyde, esq. of Newtown, in the King's County, and had issue.
Archibald Armstrong, who had been treasurer of the King's County, died at a very advanced age 18th April, 1747, and was buried in the family burial place at Banagher. His fourth son, ANDREw ARMstroNG, esq. was treasurer of the King's County, and for some time comptroller of the household to the lord lieutenant of Ireland. He m. 1st August, 1724, Alphra, youngest daughter of Bigoe Henzell, esq. of Barnagrotty, and by her, who d. 13th July, 1783, had issue, 1. Archibald, b. at Barnagrotty in 1726, m. Margaret, daughter of John Bagot, esq. of Ard, in the King's County, and dying 13th June, 1793, left with other children, who d. unmarried, 1. Andrew-Edmond-Bigoe, b. 1st June, 1774, who assumed the surname of Bagot, in consequence of his uncle William Bagot having left him a share of his estate at Ard. He m. Mrs. Sidney Stretch, and left three daughters, ... W1z. Sidney.
Fanny-Anne, m. to Abraham Fuller, eldest son of Abraham Fuller, esq. of Woodfield, in the King's County. Sidney-Blanche. 2. Charlotte Margaret, m. in 1780, to Richard Crosbie, esq. the ingenious Irish AEronaut, the first who ascended from Ireland in an air balloon, in 1785, son of Sir Paul Crosbie, bart. of Crosbie Park, in the county of Wicklow. 11. Thomas, a captain in the army, b. 27th December, 1729, who lived at Derrycooly, and afterwards at Ballycumber, where he died 7th November, 1795, leaving by his wife, the daughter of Hugh Campbell, esq. and widow of Hugh M'Laughlin, esq. an only surviving child, Lucinda, born at Dundee, m. to Benjamin Bird, esq. and had issue. iii. ANDRew, of whom presently.
Iv. Edmund, b. in 1735, of Fortie Hall, Enfield, Middlesex, and of Percy Street, London, army agent, appointed 25th January, 1794, groom of the privy chamber to GeoRGE III. and made subsequently husband of the 4, percent. duties of the customs. He m. first, Miss Mackie, by whom he had an only daughter, who d. young; and secondly, Fanny, daughter of William Armstrong, esq. of Petworth, by whom he had three children, viz.
1. William-Archibald, of Pengelly Lodge, b. in 1770, A.B. F.S.A. in holy orders, rector of Hykham, in Lincolnshire, a magistrate for the counties of Hertford and Middlesex, m. in 1796, Charlotte E. M. Hassell, younger daughter of Richard Hassell, esq. and had issue, Edmund-John, lieutenant R. N. b. in August, 1798, m. in 1825, Miss Watson. Henry-William, of St. John's College, Oxon. George-Craven, b. 2nd April, 1806, lieutenant in the East India Company's service. Augustus, b. 19th April, 1810. William-Mathew, b. 2nd Mar. 1814. Charles-Frederick, b. 6th December, 1814. Harriet-Frances. Avarilla-Alphra, m. in 1825, to Artemidorus-Cromwell, Russell, esq. eldest son of
T. A. Russell, esq. of Cheshunt Part, Herts. Helen-Marianne-Monk. Fanny-Eliza-Raikes. 2. George-Andrew, b. in October, 1771, lieutenant-general in the army, m. first, Elizabeth, daughter of George Hayward, esq.; and secondly, Mary-Esther, dau. of T. A. Russell, esq. of Cheshunt Park, but d.s. p. 12th November, 1834. 1. Harriet-Anne. v. Bigoe, b. 1737, d. unm. 1756.
1. Rebecca, b. in 1728, m. to Therlagh Magrath, esq. and had three sons and one daughter, m. Richard Warburton, esq. 11. Lucy, m. to Humphrey Ellis and had issue. The third son of Andrew Armstrong, by Alphra his wife, AND REw ARMstroNG, esq. b. in 1732, was an officer in the 14th regiment, but being severely wounded at the siege of Louisburg, he retired from the army. He resided at Garry Castle, in the King's County, whereof he was treasurer, and justice of the peace. He m. 5th May, 1756, Elizabeth, only daughter of Captain James Buchanan, of Craigavern and Dromakill, in Scotland, of the family of that ilk, and by her, who died 21st September, 1813, aged seventy-two, had Issue, 1. Archibald, b. 1st November, 1763, captain in the East India Company's service, d. s. p. ii. Andrew, b. 20th October, 1764, lieutenant 54th regiment, m. 14th January, 1793, Anne, daughter of Andrew Armstrong, esq. of Gallen, and had Issue, 1. William Bigoe, b. in 1801. 2. John. 1. Constantia-Maria. 2. Elizabeth. iii., Thomas-St.-George, of Garry Castle. iv. William-Bigoe, of Castle Iver. v. James, b. 20th August, 1769, formerly lieutenant 46th regiment, and subsequently paymaster 57th. He married in the West Indies, and now resides in France. vi. Edmund, b. 10th January, 1772, major in the East India Company's service, m. Miss Leonora Lucas, and d. in India in 1809, having had one son and three daughters, viz. 1. Andrew-Bigoe, in the East India Company's service, b. 11th June, 1802, died in the East Indies. 1. Leonora. 2. Mary-Elizabeth. 3. Catherine-Rebecca.
vii. Bigoe-Charles, b. 17th May, 1775, strong, esq. lieutenant royal Irish ar-
1. Catherine-Rebecca, m. 27th January, and had issue.
ii. Mary, m. in 1792 to Captain William
ARMSTRONG, OF CASTLE IVER,
ARMSTRONG, WILLIAM-BIGOE, esq. of Castle Iver, in the King's County, b. 19th July, 1768, m. in 1796, Jane-Wilhelmina, only child of James Ferrier, esq. general of engineers, and by her (who died 16th April, 1829, aged sixty-five, and was buried at Banagher), has an only child,
JAMEs-FERRIER, treasurer of the King's County, m. 14th January, 1836, Ho-
Mr. Armstrong was for several years treasurer of the King's County.
For this gentleman's descent, refer to that Arms—See Armstrong of Gallen. of “Armstrong of Garry Castle.” Estates—In the King's County. Seat—Castle Iver.
BINGHAM, OF MELCOMBE, BINGHAM.
BINGHAM, THE REV. GEORGE, b. 4th June, 1803, succeeded to the representation of the very ancient family of Bingham, upon the demise of his uncle, the late Lieutenant-General Richard Bingham, in 1829, and will inherit the estates, should he outlive the General's widow, who has a life interest in them.
The family of Bingham, of Saxon origin, Augustin de Bingham.
was originally seated at Sutton Bingham, in William de Bingham.
tomb in the nave of that edifice. Bingham's elder son, SiR RALPH de BINGHAM, had two sons, Willi AM (Sir), knt. of Sutton Bingham, living 40 HENRY III. whose daughter and heir, MARGARET, m. Ralph Lord Basset. Rob ERT. The second son, Robert BINGHAM, is said, in an old evidence, to have been lord of the manor of West Stafford, in 1246, and in an inquisition of the Abbey of Abbotsbury, 50 HENRY III. is stated to have given five shillings yearly rent in Upway, to that monastery. He m. Lucy, daughter and heir of Robert Turberville, knt. and was s. by his son, Robert de BINGHAM, who held at his death, 32 Edwa RD I. a tenement in West Stafford, of the king in chief, by service of half a knight's fee, as of the manor of Way Bayouse, which manor the king purchased of the heirs of Stephen Bayouse, and also the manor of Wolcomb Bingham. He m. Eleanor, daughter of Sir Andrew Wake, by Jane, his wife, daughter and heir of Sir Roger St. John, and had a son and heir, Richard DE BINGHAM, who is mentioned by inquisition to hold lands in Melcomb. He m. Parnelle, daughter of Sir Geoffrey Warnhulle or Warmwell, knt. by Ann, his wife, daughter of Sir John Mohun, and dying 11 Edward II. (1317) was s. by his son, Robert De BINGHAM, aged twenty-two at his father's decease, m. Catharine, daughter of Thomas Aston, and was father of Rich ARD DE BINGHAM, living in 1404, who died before 9 HENRY IV. leaving, by Catherine, his wife, daughter of Thomas Silvester, a son and successor, Robert De BINGHAM, of Melcomb, who m. Margaret, daughter of John Frampton, esq. of Moreton, (see page 194,) and dying in 1431, left two sons, Sir John Bingham, knt. who died issueless, and Rich ARD BINGHAM, esq. of Melcomb, who m. two wives, but left at his decease in 1480, issue only by the first Margaret, daughter of John Basket, esq. viz. a son and successor, Robert BINGHAM, esq. of Melcomb, who m. Joan, daughter of John Delalynde, esq. of Winterbourne, Clenston, and had issue, Robert, his heir; William ; Catherine, m. to William Lanterton, and Anne, m. to Mark Hayes. He d. in 1524, was buried at Melcomb, and s. by his elder son, Robrkt BiNgh AM, esq. of Melcomb, who m. Alice, daughter of Thomas Coker, esq. of Mapouder, and had eight sons and two daughters, viz. 1. Robert, his heir. 11. Christopher. 111. Richard (Sir), knt. one of the most eminent soldiers of the period in which he lived. In 1578, he proceeded with many other volunteers
to the Netherland, and as lieutenant to Colonel Henry Cavendish, behaved with great valour in the action of Rijmemam, near Mechlin, against John of Austria. In 1585, having already achieved by his good sword, a high martial reputation, Sir Richard was made governor of Connaught, and prominently distinguished himself, in conjunction with the Earl of Clanrickarde, in subduing Thomas O'Rourke and the Irish rebels. He continued for some years in the government of Connaught, but the Province having complained of his severity he was recalled to England, and committed to custody: but in 1598, he was sent back into Ireland, with the authority of Marshal of that kingdom, and General of Leinster, to reduce Tyrone, who had rebelled, but he died soon after his arrival, leaving an only daughter. His remains were brought over and interred in Westminster Abbey, where a tablet was placed, inscribed with these lines:
Here under resteth Sir Richard Bingham, knt. of the ancient family of the Binghams, of Bingham Melcomb, in the county of Dorset, who from his youth was trained up in military affairs, and served in the time of Queen Mary at St. Quintins, in the Western Islands of Scotland, And in Britain : in the time of Queen Elizabeth, at Leith in Scotland: In the isle of Candy under the Venetians; At Cabo Chrio, and the famous battle of Lepanto, against the Turks; in the civil wars of France, in the Netherlands, and at Smerwick, where the Romans and Irish were vanquished. After he was made governor of Connaught, where he overthrew the Irish Scots, expelled the traitorous Orourke, suppressed divers rebellions, and that with small charges to her Majesty; maintaining that province in a flourishing state, by the space of thirteen years. Fo for his good services was made Marshall of Ireland and General of Leinster; Where, at Dublin, in an assured faith in Christ, he ended this transitory Life, the 19th of Jan.-An. Dom. 1598 AEt. 70.
Camden mentions Sir Richard as “Wir genere claro et antiquo in agro Dorsettensi, sed veteranae militiae gloria clarior.” Iv. GeoRGE (Sir) knt. who served under his brother in the Irish wars, and was governor of Sligo about the year 1596, where he was afterwards killed by Ulick Burgh, an ensign, who delivered up the castle to O'Donnel and the Irish insurgents. Sir George, in