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HOBHOUSE, THE RIGHT HON. HENRY, of Hadspen House, in the county of Somerset, b. 12th April, 1776, m. 7th April, 1806, Harriet, sixth daughter of John Turton, esq. of Sugnall


Hall, Staffordshire, and has issue,
HeNRY, M.A. of Oxford, barrister-at-law, b. 13th July,

Edmund, b. 17th April, 1817.

Reginald, b. 15th March, 1818.

Arthur, b. 10th November, 1819.

Harriet, m. 31st March, 1834, to Henry Jenkyns, M.A. professor in the University of Durham.

Catharine. Eliza. Eleanor.

Mr. Hobhouse, who was under secretary of state of the Home

Department from 1817 to 1827, and sworn of the Privy Council in 1828, succeeded his father, 2nd April, 1792. He is a deputy lieutenant and magistrate for the county of



The family of Hobhouse, originally of German extraction, first settled at Minehead, in Somersetshire, and thence removed towards the close of the 17th century to Bristol, of which city several of its members soon after became considerable merchants. BENJAMIN Hobhouse, esq. b. in 1682, m. Mary Spragge, an heiress, and by her, who d. in 1745, had issue, John, of Westbury College, Gloucestershire, grandfather of the present SiR John CAM Hobhouse, bart. HENRY. Betty, m. to John Maidman. The second son, HENRY Hobhouse, esq. b. in 1714, m. first, in 1738, Jane, daughter of James Banister, esq. and by her, who died in 1756, had issue, HENRY, his heir. Jane, who m. in 1774, John Freeman, esq. of Letton, in the county of Hereford, and had three daughters, his coheirs, viz. Jane Freeman, m. to the Rev. John Lilly, of Stoke Lacy.

Elizabeth Freeman, m. to Joseph Blisset, esq. of Letton. Abigail Freeman, m. to the Rev. William Domvile, rector of Winforton. He m. secondly, in 1761, Mary, daughter of Michael White, esq. and had by her a son, Thomas, who | unm. in 1820. Mr. Hobhouse died in 1773, his widow in 1810, and was succeeded by his son, HeNRY Hobhouse, esq. of Hadspen House, in the county of Somerset, b. in 1742, who m. in 1775, Sarah, daughter of the Rev. Richard Jenkins, M.A. canon-residentiary of Wells, and by her, who died in July, 1777, left at his decease, 2nd April, 1792, a daughter, Sarah, who died unm. in 1810, and a son, the present Right Hon. HENRY HobHouse. Arms—Party per pale az. and gu., three estoiles or, issuing out of as many crescents, arg. Crest—Out of a mural coronet, party per pale as the arms, an estoile issuing or. Motto—Mutare sperno. Estates—In Somersetshire. Seat—Hadspen House, Somerset.



WOODYEARE, FOUNTAIN-JOHN, m. Frances, third daughter and co-heir of John Woodyeare,

and has issue,

esq. of Crookhill, in the county of York, esq. of the same place,

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READ-RUDSTON, THE REV. THOMAS-CUTLER, of Hayton, in the East Riding of the county of York, b. 19th November, 1762; m. 26th May, 1803, Louisa, third daughter of the late Henry Cholmley, esq. by Katharine his wife, eldest daughter of Nathaniel Cholmley, esq. of Whitby Abbey and How

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This gentleman, whose patronymic is Rudston, assumed by sign manual the additional surname and arms of READ, in compliance with the testamentary injunction of the late William Read, esq. of Sand Hutton, in the county of York. He is in the commission of the peace for the three ridings of that shire.

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Sir John RUdston, lord of the manor of Hayton, in the East Riding, who was living in the 6th year of the reign of King John, had a son and successor, WALTER Rudston, of Hayton, who m. Oswyn, daughter of Stephen Shalleros, and had three sons: Walter, who died issueless; Robert, a monk at Selbie, in Yorkshire; and John, his father's heir. The third son, John RUdston, of Hayton, m. a daughter of Thomas Wilberforce, and was s. by his son, GREGoRY RUdston, of Hayton, father, by his wife, a daughter of Sir John Elliker, knt. of Elliker, of WALTER Rudston, of Hayton, who m. a daughter of Sir John Berron, of Colwicke, in the county of Nottingham, and had a son and successor, Nicholas RUDston, who m. Bridget, dau. of Nicholas Cliffe, of Cliffe, and was s. by his son, John Rudston, who m. the daughter and heiress of Thomas Barwick, esq. of Pocklington, in the county of York, and had Issue, THoMAs, his heir.

John, who m. Dorothy Glascock, and d. s. m. Mo, m. to Jeffrey Hotham, of Hutton Cranswick. Alice, m. to Thomas Middleton, of York. Joan, m. to Thomas Brigham, of Brigham. The elder son, Thomas RUdston, m. Denys, daughter of Edward Ripplingham, esq. and was father of John Rudston, who m. Armitude, daughter and heir of Gregorie Haton, of Haton, and had five sons, Robert, Richard, John, ancestor of the Rudstons, of Elie and Swaffham, James and Ralph. The eldest son, Robert Rudston, esq. of Hayton, espoused Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Kighly, esq. and was s. by his son, MAthew Rudston, esq. of Hayton, living at the close of the 15th century, who m. a daughter of Thomas Studham, esq. of Pocklington, and had issue, 1. WAlter, his heir. 11. John (Sir), lord mayor of London in 1528, who m. first, Agnes, daughter of Henry Seirson, esq. and had issue. The eldest daughter m. Sir Christopher Hilliard, knt.; and the second, Sir Thomas Wotton, knt. of Kent. Sir John wedded, secondly, Ursula, daughter of Sir Robert Dymoke, knt. and had by her (who m. secondly, Sir Edward Wotton, knt.) a son, Robert, who purchased from Sir Thomas Wyatt the manor of Boughton Monchensie, in Kent, and in the 2nd and 3rd year of Edward VI. procured his lands in that county to be disgavelled by the act then passed for the purpose. Engaging temp. Queen MARY, in Sir Thomas Wyatt's rebellion, he was condemned to be executed, but her majesty was pleased to respite the sentence. In the 1st of ELIZABETH he was by act of Parliament restored in blood, and resided on his manor of Boughton, to the mansion of which he made considerable additions. He m. Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Wotton, knt. and had issue, 1. Isa Ac, of Boughton Monchensie, whose only daughter and heir, Anne, m. first, Samuel Michel, esq. of Old Windsor; and, secondly, William Duke, esq. of Richmond. 2. BelkNAP, who inherited Boughton Monchensie upon the demise of his brother, but dying s. p. devised it by his will, dated 1613, to Sir Francis Barnham, knight, of Hollingborne, by whose descendant the present THoMAs RIDER, esq. of Boughton, it is now enjoyed. 3. Ursula, m. Sir Martin Barnham, knt. of Hollingbourne, high sheriff of Kent 40 EliZABETH.

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1. Ursula, m. to Robert Wright, esq. of Plowland. II. Frances, m. to Stephen Thorp, esq. and had a son, Thomas. The second but eldest surviving son, John RUD ston, esq. of Hayton, living in 1584, the period of Glover's Yorkshire visitation, wedded Margaret, daughter of Thomas Trollop, esq. of Thornley, in Durham, and had issue, 1. WALTER, his heir. II. Nicholas. III. John. 1. Ursula, m. first, to Christopher Langley, esq. of Willington, in the county of Durham; and, secondly, to Marmaduke Dolman, esq. II. Grace. III. Johanna, m. to Sir Philip Monkton. The eldest son, WALTER RUdston, esq. of Hayton, succeeded his father in 1618. He m. Frances, daughter of Marmaduke Constable, esq. and sister of Sir Philip Constable, bart. of Everingham, by whom he had issue, 1. WALTER, his heir. II. William, who m. Hester, daughter of Francis Saville, esq. of Barnesley (1656), and had a daughter, HEstER, who m. William Calverley, and was mother of CHARLEs CALverLEY, whose son, by Catherine Mitchell his wife, William CALverley, m. Jane Binnington, and had a son, RUDston CALVERLEY, who eventually inherited the estates of the Rudston family upon the demise of Mrs. Elizabeth Cutler. iii. Charles. IV. Samuel. v. Matthew. VI. Marmaduke. vii. Philip. 1. Barbara, m. to Samuel Saltonstall, esq. of Rogerthorpe, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. II. Marie, m. to John Rudston, esq. of Bissanbie, and had a son, John. III. Katherine. The eldest son, SIR WAlter RUDston, of Hayton, was created a BARONET 16th August, 1642, by CHARLEs I., which monarch he hospitably entertained at Hayton, when proceeding to demand possession of Hull, then occupied by the parliamentary forces under Sir John Hotham. Persevering, with steady zeal, in his attachment to his royal master, Sir Walter participated in the misfortunes of the cause, and had his estates confiscated. He m. Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Dawney, bart. of Cowick and Sesay, (by whose exertions and activity the property was ultimately restored to her son), and had issue,

1. Thomas, his heir. 11. Walter, baptized at Hayton, 12th January, 1642. 1. Faith, baptized at Hayton, 8th November, 1632. 11. Barbara. iii. Margaret, baptized at Hayton, 6th January, 1637. iv. Elizabeth, baptized at Hayton, 27th January, 1644. Sir Walter died about 1655, and was s. by his son, SiR Thomas RUdston, second baronet, of Hayton, baptized there 8th August, 1639, who m. Katherine, daughter and co-heir of George Mountayne, esq. of Westow, in Yorkshire, and had issue, 1. Thomas, his heir. 11. Walter, died s. p. 1. Elizabeth, successor to her brother.

The elder son and successor, SiR Thomas RUdston, third baronet, of Hayton, dying without issue, the baronetcy became extinct, but the estates devolved upon his sister, Elizabeth RUdston, of Hayton, who m. Henry Cutler, esq. eldest son of Sir Gervais Cutler, knt. of Stainborough Hall, (now Wentworth Castle), in the West Riding, but had no issue. She survived her husband,

and at her decease devised her family pro


perty at Hayton and elsewhere to her cousins and heir-general, Rudston Calverley, esq. (the greatgrandson of Hester, daughter of William Rudston, and niece of Sir Walter Rudston, the first baronet). This gentleman, on inheriting Hayton, assumed the surname and arms of Rudston. He m. at Scarborough, 1st October, 1761, Anne, daughter of William Stockdale, esq. of that town, and had issue, Thomas–Cutler, his heir. William-Stockdale, Midshipman R.N. lost at sea. George, a merchant at Hull, married, and has issue. Henry, lost at sea. Charles, a merchant at Hull. John, died young. Elizabeth, died young. Charlotte, m. to Richard Vawser, esq. and had issue. Anne. Mr. Calverley Rudston died 15th June, 1806, was buried at Hayton on the 19th of that month, and succeeded by his eldest son, the present Rev. Thomas - CUTLER RUdstonReAD, of Hayton.

Arms—Arg. three bulls' heads erased pean, each charged on the neck with a cross moline or. Crest—A lion's gamb erect pean, grasping a cross moline or erminois. Estates—In Yorkshire. Seat—Hayton, in the East Riding.


CHRISTY, JOHN, esq. of Aperfield, in the county of Kent, m. 20th October, 1812,

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