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joining parish of Modbury; from
second son, which marriage descended Sir John
ceeded him. He Fortescue, lord chief justice of En
was M.P. for Romgland in 1442, and lord chancellor in
ney 1 CHARLES II. 1461, author of the celebrated treatise,
but dying s.p. was “ De Laudibus Legum Angliæ.” His
succeeded by his son and heir,
only surviving sisMartin Fortescue, of Filleigb, had
ter, two sons,
Elizabeth Rouse, who John, ancestor of Earl For
married her cousin, tescue.
Francis Rouse, esq. WILLIAM, progenitor of the
of Wootton SunIrish Viscounts Clermont.
dridge, in the co. RICHARD Fowhill, of Fowhill-Coome, the
of Gloucester, by son and heir, m. Maria, daughter of William
whom she was anWallronde, of Bradfield, in Devon, and was
cestor of the presucceeded by his son,
sent WILLIAM Fowhill, of Fowhill-Coome,
Thomas - Bates who m. the daughter and heir of — Halwell,
Rouse, esq. of or Halvell, of Devon, and had issue,
Courtyrala, in John, his heir.
the county of Sybilla, m. to William Le Rouse, of
Glamorgan, Edmerstone, in the parish of Mod
of this ancient bury, son and heir, by Isabel, dau. of Henry Drew, of Modbury, of John
line. (See vol. Le Rouse, of Edmerstone, and had
i. p. 118.) issue,
II. Robert Rouse, who, by Roger Rouse, of Edmerstone, con
Jane, daughter of Alexander tinuator of the family, whose
Pynı, esq. and niece of the grandson was Sir Anthony Rouse,
patriot, had a son and heir, knt. of Edmerstone, and of Hal
Anthony Rouse, esq.M.P.
for Cornwall in 1653 ton, in Cornwall," a man of great
and 1656, whom. Mary, parts and virtues, who was twice high sheriff of Cornwall, in the
daughter of William 19th and 42nd of Queen ELIZA
Bradshaw, esq. of the Berh, M. P. for East Looe, in
county of Lancaster, by
whom he had a son and the 27th of that reign, and for the shire of Cornwall in 1 King
heir, the before named
Francis Rouse, esq. JAMES I.” By his first wife, Eli
of Wootton - Unzabeth, dau. of Thomas Southcote, esq. co-heir of her mother,
deridge, who m. his Grace Barnhouse, this Sir An
heiress of the elder thony Rouse had issue five sons
branch. and one dau. of whom were,
III. Francis, Lord Rouse, so 1. Ambrose Rouse, esg. M.P.
created by the Protector for Launceston in the first
Cromwell, provost of Eton parliament of King JAMES İ. who d. v. p. leaving by
College, M.P. for Truro 1
Charles I. for Tregony in his wife, Magdalen, dau. of
the 3rd, again for Truro in John Osborne, esq. of Chick
the 15th and 16th of that sands, in the county of Bed
reign, and after the death of ford, a son and heir,
the king, knight of the shire William Rouse, esq. of
for Devon, and speaker of Halton, M.P. for Truro
the short parliament. He in the first parliament
enjoyed in an especial degree of Charles I. who by
the favour of the Protector, his wife, Mary, eldest
who by letter under privy dau. of Richard, Lord
seal,* 26th October, 1657, Robartes, of Truro, and sister to John, Earl of
* A copy of this curious document entire is Radnor, had four sons
among the extensive MS.collections made by Capand two daughters, of tain Sprye, for a history of the parliamentary famiwhom,
lies of his native county, Devon, through the imRichard Rouse, the portant period of the civil war and commonwealth.
granted to him a pension of, teenth parliament of Henry VI. m. Eleanor, £1000 a year, as
unto our youngest daughter of Sir Walter Reynell,
rough, 9th May, 1552.
Katharine, m. to Thomas Coplestone, public obsequies. He be esq. of Bowden, in Devon, son and queathed very largely to
heir of Walter Coplestone, esq. by Eton College, and in this Elizabeth, his wife, dau. and sole beir and other respects his will of Thomas Stone, esq. of Bowden, and does not bear out the un
had issue, favourable account given of
John Coplestone, of Bowden, conhim by Clarendon, Wood,
tinuator of that branch of Copleand other royalist historians.
stone. The son and successor,
Thomas Coplestone, d. s. p. John Fowhill, of Fowhill-Coome, m.
Elizabeth Coplestone, m. to John Joane, daughter and co-beir of of
Prideaux, esq. of Orcharton. Harburtonford and Ashpreignton, near Tot
Aune Coplestone, m. to Richard ness, and is supposed to have thus acquired
Spenser, esq. of London. the manor of Harburtonford, with the man Margaret, m. to John Holbeam, esq. of sion and estate of Higher Washbourne, in Holbeam, in Devon, son and heir of that parish. By her he had,
John Holbeam, esq. of Holbeam, by WILLIAM, his heir.
Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Sir Katharine, m. Richard Wood, alias John Pesmershe, knt. of StaffordAtwood, esq. of Hareston, in the pa
shire, and had issue,
John Holbeam, d. s. p.
John Holbeam, who succeeded his and heir of Carslake, of Devon, of
brother, John, at Holbeam, and John Wood, esq. of Hareston, and
continued the family. had issue,
Elizabeth Holbeam, m. first, to 1. John Wood, esq. of Hareston,
John Marwood, esq. of Westcott, who, by his wife, Jane, daughter
in Devon ; and secondly, to Roof William Fortescue, esq. of
bert Pollard, esq. of Honiton, in Wood, in Devon, had issue, Ri
the same county. chard Wood, esq. of Hareston, Elizabeth, who was the last prioress of father, by Philippa, dau. of John the nunnery Cannonsleigh, in Devon, Hillersden, esq. of Membland, and to whom, at the dissolution of in Devon, of John Wood, esq. of the community, temp. Henry VIII. Hareston, temp. visitation, 1620, a pension of £40 a year was granted. who m. Thomazin, dau. of George William Fouhel, of Fouhels-Coome, is Southcotte, esq. of Calverley, in mentioned, together with his wife, and his that county, and had Richard, father and mother, “ Johannis Fowhill et his eldest son, b. in 1587, father, Joane uxoris ejus," in a deed executed in by his wife, Alice, daughter and the 4th EDWARD IV. whereby certain lands co-heir of - Estcott, of four sons in the parish of Modbury were given by and three daughters, all living Henry Drew to trustees, to pay a chaplain in 1620, of whom ;John, the el- to perform divine service in a chapel there, dest son, was then nine years of to pray for his parents' souls, as well as for age.*
many relatives and friends de11. Thomas Wood, a priest. ceased ; which deed was signed by William 1. Elizabeth Wood, m. Francis Fouhell, he and his heirs being of the trust.
Coplestone, esq. of Bowden, in He died 23rd March, 1507, and his widow
on the 9th April following, both being inII. Alice, m. to Burley.
terred in the Fowell aisle, in the north of m. to — Cotterell, esq. of the church of Ugborough. Their son and Yeo, in Devon.
successor, WILLIAM Fouhel, of Fouhels-Coome, SIR RICHARD Fowhell, knt. of Fowhell'sson and heir, M.P. for Totness in the thir- Coome, m. first, Blanch, daughter and co
heir of — Hayes, of Devon; and secondly, * From the Woods of Hareston, Alderinan Sir Elizabeth, danghter of Sir Richard EdgMatthew Wood, bart, claims descent.
combe, knt. sheriff of Devon in 1487; the
latter died without issue ; but by the former
epham Park, in Devon, by whom he had,
she had a numerous issue, from 1. Thomas, his heir.
which descended Sir William 1. Jane, m. to John Reynell, esq. of
Strode, knt. of Newenham, whose Oggwell, in Devon, only son, by his
life is recorded in PRINCE's Worwite, Thomazine, daughter of Hatch,
thies, “a person of great honor, of Robert Reynell, esq. who d. v. p.
worth, and esteeme, in his couneldest son of Walter Reynell, esq. of
try, who dyed a little before the Malston and East Ogwell, which
civil wars began," leaving isWalter was the eldest brother of the
sue, by his wife, Mary, daughter above Elinor Reynell, wife of Wil
of Thomas Southcott, esq. of liam Fouhel.
Bovey Tracy, in Devon, with 1. Joan, m. twice; first, to Sir Philip
seven daughters, “all very worCourtenay, knt. of Loughtor, second
shipfully married,” † three sons, son, by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter
1. Sir Richard Strode, knt. of and heir of Hingeston, of Wonville,
Newenham and of Chalof Sir Philip Courtenay, knt. of Mol
mington, in Dorset, M. P. land, all in Devon, (see vol. ii. p.
for Plympton in the parlia162,) which Sir Philip was grandson,
ment of 1640, and ancestor through Isabell, daughter of Sir Ri
of the Strodes of Newenchard Champernowne, knt. of Beer
ham Park. Ferrers, and Elizabeth, daughter of
11. William Strode, esq. of Walter, Lord Hungerford, of Sir
Meevey, in Devon, “Burgess Philip Courtenay, knt. of Powder
for Beeralston, in the parham Castle (ancestor of the present
liament third year of King Earl of Devon), sixth son of Hugh
CHARLES I. and then by the Courtenay, second Earl of Devon, of
said king was comitted to his family, by Margaret, daughter of
the Tower of London, with Humphry de Bohun, Earl of Here
John Eliot and other memford and Essex, lord high constable
bers, where they continued of England, and his wife, the Princess
to the parliament 1640, when Elizabeth Plantagenet, daughter of
the said William Strode sate King EDWARD I. By him * Joan Fow
as a member for Beeralston, hell had an only daughter,
and was in that parliament Elizabeth Courtenay, wbo carried
impeached by the king as Loughtor in marriage to Sir
one of the five members.” William Strode, knt. of New
He d. unm.
ui. John Strode, esq. of TaThis Sir Philip Courtenay, husband of Joan
vistock, in Devon, a great Fouhil, had two sisters ;
favourite of the nobility and ELIZABETH COURTENAY, m. to her kinsman, Ed
gentry, who spent much of ward, Earl of Devon, father, by her, of Wil
his time about London, and liam, Earl of Devon, who m. the Princess
was counted the best bowler Katharine, daughter of King Edward IV.
in all England.” He m. and and had an only child, Henry, created Mar
had issue. quis of Exeter, and nominated by King
Joan Fowhell m. secondly, Humphry HENRY VIII. on his embarking at Dover
Prideaux,esq.of Adeston and Though- for France, in October, 1532, HIS HEIR APHe was father of
borough, in Devon, son and heir, by Edward Countenay, the last male of this
Catherine, or Joan, daughter of Sir branch, created 1st March, 1953, Earl of
Humphry Poyntz, of Langley, in Devon, “ to him and his heirs male for ever,"
Devon, of Fulk Prideaux, esq. of from which creation the present Earl derives Adeston and Thoughborough, and his title. And
had issue, MARGARET COURTENAY, m. to Sir John Cham
J. Richard Prideaux, of Thoughpernowne, knt. of Modbury Castle, or
borough, who, by his wife, KaCourt, in Devon, ancestor, by her, of
therine, daughter of Sir John Bridget Champernowne, who, by her husband, Thomas Hele, esq. of Fleet Damarell, high sheriff of Devon 44 Queen ElizaBETH, + From these daughters descended the DRAKES 1001, was mother of Sir Thomas Hele, of of Ash, baronets; CHUDLEIGHS of Ashton, baroFleet, knt. and bart, and M. P. whose eldest nets; Cliffords of Ugbrook, barons; CHICHESTERS dau. Elizabeth, co-heir of her brothers, Sir of Raleigh, baronets; Davies of Creedy, baronets ; Samuel and Sir Henry Hele, baronets, mar DRAKES of Buckland, baronets; Youngs of Colried, as will hereafter appear, William Fow- liton, baronets; and numerous other principal ell, esq. of Blackhall, ancestor, by her, of western families. (See these titles in Burke's the present John Digby Fowell, esq. Pecrage, Extinct Peerage, and Extinct Buronetage.)
PARENT TO THE CROWN.
Arundell, knt. of Trerice, in
Tremayne, esq. of Bodrygan, in Cornwall, continued the family. I
the county of Cornwall.
leigh at the dissolution.
THOMAS FOUHELL, esq. of Fouhells-coome, in 1578, who m. Philippa, dau.
m. first, Maria, eldest daughter, by Joan of Serjeant Yorke, and was an- daughter and co-heir of Richard Whitby, cestor of the Prideaux's of Sol
esq. of Efford, of Richard Halse,* esq. of don, and of Place, in Cornwall, Kenedon, in Devon ; secondly, Matilda, dau. now represented by Charles-of – Bevill, esq. of Cornwall; and thirdly, Brune Prideaux, of Prideaux Jane, dau. of Nicholas Dillon, esq. of ChimPlace, (see Burke's Commoners, well in Devon, which last lady d. s.p: By vol. i. p. 203,) and of Sir Ed- his first wife, Thomas Fouhell had issue, mund Prideaux, bt. of Netherton, in Devon, whose second son was
1. Richard, his heir. Edmund Prideaux, of Ford Ab
11. John, presumed ancestor of the Fowbey, in Devon, councillor-at-law,
les of Sandhurst, in Kent, whose arms M.P. in the parliament of 1640,
are the same as Fowell, of Devon, attorney-general to the common
with the exception, that they bear wealth, 1654,ş and postmaster
the chevron, gules, instead of sable ; general, who, on the 31st May,
and whose crest, a falcon's head 1658, was created a baronet by
erect, argent, pierced through the “ Oliver, by the grace of God,
neck with an arrow, or, barbed and Lord Protector of the Common
feathered, argent,” was also anciently wealth of England, Scotland, and
used by Fowell, of Fowell, as well as Ireland, and the Dominions and
the " antelope's head issuing out of a Territories thereunto belonging,
mural coronet." upon consideration by us had of 1. Johanna, m. to John Morrey, esq. of the worth and meritt of him our
Devon. trusty and well-beloved Edmund 11. Sibilla, m. at Ugborough, 19th NoPrideaux, esq. attorney-general,
vember 1543, to John Hill, esq. of as also of his present patrimony,
Fleet Damarell, and Shilston, in Deample estate, and generous edu
von; for whose family, see PRINCE's
Worthies. cation, answerable to the degree, dignity, and state of a Ba III. Margaret, m. to John Williams ronett of England, &c.”
esq. alias Cholwell, of Devon.
bert Trowbridge, esq. of Trow- Thomas Fouhell, had issue, three sons,
11. Thomas, of Torr, in Devon, who v. Margery Prideaux, m. to Ro d. s.p. in 1560, on the 18th of Nobert Gibbs, esq. of Warwick
vember, of which year letters of adshire.
ministration were granted, in London, vi. Mary Prideaux, m. to Henry to his half sister, Margaret Williams.
# The FORTESCU ES of Buckland Filleigh; Mor- for the execution of that office, such and the like RISES of Werrington, baronets; St. Aubins of wages, ffees, profitts, and rewards, as and which Clowance, baronets; Bassets of Tehidy, barons ; to the office of attourney-generall have belonged or MOLESworths of Pencarrow, baronets ; and others, appurtained. We have also given, and by virtue descend herefrom.
of these presents doe give, unto the said Edmund $ The letters patent appointing him attorney- Prideaux, such power and authoritie to make, orgeneral ran as follows:
daine, and depute, such clerks and officers under “ Oliver, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth him in every court as any other haveing or enof England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Domi- joying the like office of attourney-generall heretofore nions thereto belonging, To all to whome theise hath had made, ordained, or deputed, or hath used presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that we to make, ordaine, or depute. In witness whereof very much trusting in the fidelity and circumspec we have caused theise our letters to be made pation of Edmund Prideaux, esq. Have constituted, tente. Wriness ourselfe at Westminster, February ordained, and assigned, and by these presents doe 10th, 1654.
“ Holles." constitute, ordaine, depute, and assigne him, the Descendant and beir of Sir John Halse, knt, said Edmund Prideaux, our attourny-generall in of Kenedon, justice of the King's Bench, temp. all courts of records in England. To Have and en-King HENRY VI., whose second son, John Halse, joy the same office of our attourney-genrall to the was lord bishop of Coventry and Lichfield; of said Edmond Prideaux, sve long as he shall well both of whom Prince gives an account in his demeane himselfe the same. To receive in and Il'orthies.
iv. Robert, who married Joane, eldest
dau. of William Perry, esq. of Upwater, in Membury, in the county of Devon, by Jane, his wife, daughter of Roger Holcombe, esq. of Hole, in that shire, and from whom issued, it is considered, the branch resident at different periods, in the counties of Norfolk and Chester, and in London, Surrey, Middlesex, Essex, and Kent; from which branch it is presumed descended Joseph Fowell, esq. of Middlesex, who had issue a son, Thomas Fowell, esq. of Coleman
street, London, who, as the first
Buxton, esq. son of Charles
esq. who m. Anna dau.
Buxton, esq. M.P.
has issue. v. Richard. Thomas Fouhell, died in 1644, was buried in Ugborough church, 18th December, and s. by his son,
RICHARD Forhel, esq. of Fouhelscoome, who m. 27th January, 1541, Grace, second daughter of John Somaster, esq. of Paynsford, by Jane, his wife, daughter of Nicholas Dillon, esq. of Chimwell, both in Devon, and had issue,
1. ARTHUR Vowel or Frowel, of Vow
ellscombe, b. in 1542, who m. 13th, Sept. 1574, Maria, only daughter of Richard Reynell, esq. of East Ogwell, M.P. for Ashburton, and sheriff of Devon in 1585, and dying in 1604, was father of, Sir EDMUND Fowell, of Fowells
combe, M.P. for Ashburton in the Long Parliament, and for Devonshire in 1556, created a BARONET in 1661. He m. Margaret, eldest daughter of Sir Anthony Paulett, knight, of Hinton St. George, in Somersetshire, captain of the guard to Queen ELIZABETH, sister of John, first Lord Paulett, of Hinton, ancestor of the present Earl Paulett: and dying in October 1674, was s. by his eldest son. (For other issue, see BURKE's Extinct Ba
ronetage. Sir John Fowell, second baronet,
of Fowellscombe, b. there in 1643, who, after the surrender of Dartmouth, gave in his adherence to the Parliament, as then did most of the leading gentry of Devon, and was made by General Fairfax, colonel of a regiment of foot, and governor of Totness. He was M.P. for Ashburton in 1658. He m. about i 660, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Chichester, baronet of Raleigh, and left at his decease, in 1676, with two daughters, a son
and successor, SIR John Fowell, third baronet,
of Fowellscombe, b. in 1665, M.P. for Totness, from 1688, to his death, and one of the 151 members ofthe celebrated Convention, who voted against the elective principle of making the Prince of Orange King, but for declaring the Princess Mary Queen. He died in November, 1692, aged twenty-seven, unmarried, and with him the Baronetcy expired. By his will, dated 4th November 1691, he bequeathed, in conformity with the dying injunction of his grandfather Sir Edmond, and the will of his father Sir John, Fowellscombe Park, and the estates thereto annexed, to the heir male of the family, his kinsman, WILLIAM FOWELL, esq. of Black Hall: but owing to an informality in the instrument, the omission of one of the attesting signatures, occasioned, according to family tradition, by the person who drew up the will,