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Mint, secretary to CHARLEs II. and was buried in the cloisters of Westminster Abbey, where a monument, with the Wynne arms impaling those of Bridges, “arg. a cross sa.. a leopard's face or,” is erected to their memories. Elizabeth, m. to Richard Middlemore, esq. of Grantham. Susanna, m. to William Gregory, esq. of Woolhope, in Herefordshire, and had an only daughter and heir, ANNE, who m. Edward Acton, esq. of Acton Scot, in Shropshire, and was mother of Susanna Acton, who m. John Stackhouse, esq. and had a son, the present Edward Willi AM WYNNE PENDAR v Es, esq. of Pendarves, M.P. for Cornwall. (See vol. iii. p. 363.) Marshall, fellow of All Souls College, b. 2nd December, 1665, in holy or— ders, chancellor and canon residentiary of Wells Cathedral. He m. Frances, daughter of Robert Creyghton, D.D. canon of Wells, only surviving son of Robert Creyghton,” bishop of Bath and Wells, who was nearly allied in blood to the Stuart family, and remained fifteen years in exile with his sovereign and relative, CHARLEs II. whose chaplain and constant companion he was. (See Ladvocat's Dictionary, Cassan's Lives of the Bishops of Bath and Wells, and the monuments and inscriptions to the memory of Bishop Creighton and his widow, and Marshall Brydges and his wife, in Wells Cathedral, St. John's Chapel.) By Frances, his wife, Marshall Brydges had issue, William, of London, d. s. p. Ed MUND, of whom presently. Kempe, of London, who m. Miss Frances Dawson, and dying in 1792, left issue,
* Bishop Creyghton vel Crichton, was buried in St. John's Chapel, Wells Cathedral, where a handsome alabaster monument is erected to his memory, with his effigy in full pontificals, said to be a likeness, and an epitaph in Latin, describing him to have been born at Dunkeld, in Scotland, and descended through his father from the ancient Lords of Ruthven, and through his mother, Margaret Stuart, from the illustrious family of Stuart. This bishop's widow, who was the daughter of John Walrond, esq. of Devon, has another near, with her armorial bearings, and an inscription detailing her sufferings during her husband's exile and the civil wars, which it seems she bore with great fortitude. Around are various inscriptions upon marble tablets and flat stones, to the memory of several of their relatives and descendants, Creightons and Brydges.
Frances, who m. George Granville, esq. a near relative of the late Mr. Pasco Grenfell, and had a son, GEorge BRYDGES GRANville, esq. of Chester, who m. his cousin, Miss Hinchliffe, and has a numerous family. Frances Granville, m. Col. Downes, and has several children. Frances, m. to Mr. Hinchliff, a London merchant, and had issue. Edmund, b. in 1760, of London. Kempe, of London, b. in 1676, d. s. p. in 1742. Anne, m. in 1695, to Robert Blachford, of the Isle of Wight. Bridget. Mr. Brydges died 27th June, 1709, and was s. by his son, RANcis BRY DGes, of Tiberton, and of the Middle Temple, b. 21st August, 1661, who married first, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Peter Oswald, esq. of Strangford and Much Fawley, in Herefordshire, and secondly, Jane, widow of Anthony Rowdon, esq. of Rowdon. By the former, who died in 1690, he had issue, William, his heir. Mary, married to Robert Unett, esq. of Castle Frome, in Herefordshire, and had two daughters, Elizabeth Unett, married to T. Foley, esq. of Stoke Edith. Mary Unett, married to Richard Foley, esq. Mr. Brydges died 16th October, 1727, and was s. by his son, Willi AM BRYdges, esq.t of Tiberton, b. 3rd April, 1681, who m, first, Jane, only daughter and heir of Andrew Card, esq. of Gray's Inn, and secondly, Catherine, daughter of Griffith Rice, esq. of Newton, in Caermarthenshire. By the latter he had no issue, but by the former, who died in 1718, he left
# This William rebuilt the mansion of Tiberton Court, near the scite of the ancient edifice. At the entrance gate is the chapel, which serves as a mausoleum for the family, many of whom are buried and have monuments therein, and also as a chapel of ease to Madley. It is surrounded by lofty oaks, (one of which measures twenty-four feet in circumference,) whose tops are “bald with dry antiquity.” William Brydges also charged the mansion house in Widmarsh Street, Hereford, which was, for many years, appropriated to the reception of the judges, with an annual stipend to the chaplain of the county gaol, subject to which, it was, with its spacious gardens and bowling green, sold.
at his decease in 1764, a daughter and heir,
* After the decease of Elizabeth, his wife, heiress of Tiberton, Mr. Brydges married secondly, his maternal cousin, Fredwisa Taylor, (whose mother was a Creyghton,) and had a daughter, Elizabeth Creyghton Brydges, now (1837) living.
ANN, m. to the Rev. HENRY LEE-WARNER, of Walsingham Abbey, in Norfolk, and has issue as already shown.
CAth ERINE, m. to her cousin, the Rev. Reginald Wymniatt, of Guiting Rectory, Gloucestershire, (who, upon the death of an elder brother, inherited the Guiting Grange estates,) and has issue.
Mr. Brydges died 30th November, 1793, and was s. by his daughters as co-hel Rs.
Arms—Arg. a cross sa.. charged with a leopard's face or, differenced with a martlet, which as appears from the foregoing pedigree, and from monuments and tablets in thirteen or fourteen churches, including the cloisters of Westminster Abbey and Wells Cathedral, have been for upwards of two centuries and through the branches of many generations, borne by this family. At the College of Arms, however, is an ancient and different bearing assigned to Brigge, or Bridge, of Bosbury, viz. “Arg. a bend engr. sa, charged at the dexter point with a chapletor,” granted, probably, for some honourable exploit, but not adopted by the family generally, who preferred the more ancient ensigns.
JOHNSTONE, OF GALABANK.
JOHNSTONE, EDWARD, M.D. of Edgbaston Hall, in the county of Warwick, m.
first, Catherine Letitia, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Wearden, and heiress maternally of the family of Holden, of Erdington, in the same shire, and has, by her, one daugh
He m. secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Pearson,
Edward, barrister at law.
John Johnstone, of Mylnefield, had with the rod of oppression, which was then heavily his ancestors the Johnstones of Newby, en- laid upon the necks of the vassals to the Scots joyed the barony of Mylnefield, which he lords. He was called upon to produce the held probably from the Baron Johnstone, writings by which he held his lands : he under whose family he served in the military gave the same answer which the Scots barons expeditions to which they were frequently had formerly given to Robert Bruce, when called out in those hostile times. King the king for better reasons made the same JAMEs was hardly seated on the throne of demand. John of Mylnefield answered he England, when the laird of Mylnefield felt held then by his sword, but that title having
House, Edgbaston, Warwickshire, b. 22nd October, 1768, s. to the Galabank estate, upon the demise of his father, 28th April, 1802. He m. 26th December, 1809, Anna-Delicia, only daughter of Captain George Curtis, one of the elder brethren of the Trinity House, and niece of Sir William Curtis, bart. By this lady he left at his decease, in 1837, two daughters, viz. ANNA-Delici A, m. 4th June, 1829, to the Rev. Walter - Farquhar Hook, A.M. vicar of Holy Trinity, Coventry, son of the Very Rev. James Hook, D.D. dean of Worcester, by Anne his wife, daughter of Sir Walter Farquhar, bart. and has issue, John-Johnstone Hook, b. 12th March, 1836. Augusta-Agnes Hook. Anna-Delicia Hook. AGNES-MARY, m. 24th June, 1834, to the Rev. Henry Clarke, A.M. rector of Cofton Hacket, and chaplain to the Duke of Sussex, fourth son of Major General Sir William Clarke, bart.
Lockhart, bencher of Lincoln's Inn, m. Miss Eliza Green, of Poole, and has two sons and two daughters, viz. John, a physician at New York. William in the East India Company's military service. Anna. Janet. Mary. Dr. Johnstone d. 28th April, 1802, and was s. in the representation of the family by his son, the present Edwa Rd Johnston E, esq. of Edgbaston Hall.
Arms—Arg. a saltier sa.. on a chief gu. three cushions or.
Crest—A spur, with wings or, leather gu.
Mottoes—Nunquam non paratus, and I make sure.
Estates—In Warwickshire and Dumfriesshire.
WHITGREAVE, OF MOSELEY COURT.
WHITGREAVE, GEORGE-THOMAS, esq. of Moseley Court, in the county of Stafford, b. 3rd August, 1787; m. 22nd July, 1814, Amelia, sister of the Countess Mazzinghi, and daughter of
the late Benjamin Hodges, esq. of London, by Catharine, his wife, daughter of William Reeve, esq. of Harts, in Gloucestershire, by whom he has had issue,
HENRY-BENJAMIN-George, b. 25th October, 1816.
Francis, b. 27th September, 1819.
Alfred-Richard, b. 13th June, 1821, d. 26th May, 1837, and was interred in the private chapel at Moseley
Joseph-Robert, b. 19th March, 1823.
Georgiana-Catherine, died in 1835, and was interred in the private chapel at Moseley Court.
Mr. Whitgreave, who is a magistrate and deputy lieutenant for Staffordshire, succeeded his father 19th January, 1816, and served the office of high sheriff in 1837.*
“It is a reverend thing,” says Bacon, “to see an ancient castle or building not in decay, or to see a fair timber tree sound and perfect, how much more to behold an ancient family which hath stood against the waves and weathers of time !”
In that of Whitgreave precisely such a family as the philosopher contemplates and so beautifully describes is brought immediately before us; it has endured six hundred years at least in the uninterrupted possession of a fair estate, and the unsullied enjoyment of a fair name, full of honour as of years, and immortalized by the noble deed of preserving from his ruthless pursuers the royal refugee, after the disastrous issue of the battle of Worcester. The original abode of the Whitgreaves was at Burton, near Stafford, and they possessed in early times a village in the vicinity of their seat, from which they derived, or to which they gave, the name of Whitgreave.† The representative of the family, temp. HENRY WI. was
Robert Whitg Reve, of Burton in Staffordshire, who died 27th of that reign, leaving two sons, HUMPHREY, his heir, and Tho
mas, of Shropshire. The elder,
HUMPHREY Whitgreve, esq. of Burton. living 1 HENRY VII. m. the daughter of Egerton, of Wrynhill, in the county of Chester, and was s. by his son, Robert Whitgreve, esq. of Burton, who wedded Margery, daughter of Thomas Staunford, esq. of Rowley, near Stafford, and had issue, 1. HUMPHREY, of Burton, living in 1583, who was seized of the manor of Great Bridgeford, and other estates in Bradley, Ronton, and Gnosall. He m. Joyce, daughter of Anthony Astley, esq. of Oslow, in Staffordshire, and had, with a daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Walter Colman, esq. of Cannock, a son Robert, of Burton, living in 1614, who m. first, a daughter of Skrymshire, of Aqualate, and secondly Jane, dau. of John Erdeswicke, esq. By the latter he left several children. 11. Thomas, of whom presently. 111. George. 1. Ellen, m. to John Babinton, esq. 11. Margaret, d. unm. iii. Elizabeth, m, to Ralph Bagnall, esq. of Barlaston, in Staffordshire.
* Mr. Whitgreave was the second Catholic sheriff of Staffordshire since the repeal of the penal laws. It is worthy of notice, that the clergyman who officiated as his chaplain during the shrievalty, was the Rev. Edward Huddleston, the collateral descendant of the loyal Father Huddleston, who with Mr. Whitgreave's ancestor, proved so instrumental in preserving the defeated and fugitive king (Chantos 1.I.) after the fatal battle of Worcester.
+ In 1656 Sir Thomas Whitgreave, knt. was chosen, with Sir Charles Wolseley, bart. knight of the shire forStafford.
iv. Alice, m. to Henry Grosvenor, esq. of Busbury, in Staffordshire. Robert Whitgreve, of Burton, died 3rd December, 5 Edward VI. His second son, Thomas Whitgreve, esq. of Bridgeford, m. Dorothy, daughter of Robert Noel, esq. of Hilcott, in Staffordshire, great-grandson of Thomas Noel, esq. of Newbold, by Jane, his second wife, daughter of Roger Draycott, esq. of Paynsley, and lineal descendant of Robert Noel, who founded the monastery of Ronton. By this lady, Mr. Whitgreave left, at his decease, in September, 1590, five sons, Henry, Edward, Humphrey, Thomas, and Walter; of whom, the fourth, ThomasWhitg REAve, esq. was of Moseley, in the county of Stafford. He m. Alice, daughter and co-heir of Henry Pitt, esq. of Bushbury, in the same shire, and had issue, Thom As, his heir. Joyce, m. to Richard Paylin, esq. of Dernsdale, and had issue. Dorothy, n. to John Spencer, of London. Alice, m. to William Reynolds, esq. of Oxfordshire, and had issue. Margaret. Frances, m. to Jeremiah Harrison, M.D. Elizabeth, m. to Sampson Erdeswick, esq. of Hartley. Sarah, m. to James Richardson, of Stagsend, Bedfordshire. Mr. Whitgreave d. in February, 1643, was buried at St. Mary's, Stafford, and s. by his only son, Thomas WhitgreAve, esq. of Moseley, barrister-at-law, through whose devoted loyalty and careful contrivance, the life of King CHARLEs II. was saved after the disastrous battle of Worcester: an authentic and most interesting memorial of his majesty's escape, and his concealment at Moseley. in the handwriting of the gentleman himself, is still preserved, and vividly characterizes those troubled times. The following is an exact transcript of the original manuscript: “King Charles the Second comeing from Worcester fight, being Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1651, about sun-rising next morning, being Thursday, by the conduct of Mr. Charles Giffard, and his man Yates, arrived att White Ladyes, where, as soon as might bee, he was divested of his apparell, his hayr cutt of, and habited like a country fellow ; which being done, haveing taken leave of the Lords who attended him, was committed to the charge of the Pendrells. The Lords, &c. then most of them fled after the flying armye towards Newport, and so Northwards. The Lord Willmott was resolved to fly counter towards London, and by the guidance of John Pendrell gott to Mr. Huntbaches, of Brinsford; from whence he sent the said Pendrell to Wolverhampton, and all his acquaintance thereabouts, to gett some Azilum
for him ; but not prevayling, as he was returning back, hee mett with Mr. Hudeleston (whom hee had seen formerly att White Ladyes), with young Sir John Preston, to whose custody hee was committed by Mrs. Morgan, of Weston, grand mother to him, and sent to my mother's to table, for fear Pym should seize him going here, by the name of Jackson; for whose companions Mr. Huddleston was pleased to admitt Mr. Francis Raynolds and Mr. Tho. Palin, both nephews of mine, and to teach them with him, and asked him what news hee heard, who answeared none but very good; which was, the King had gott the day att Worcester. But Pendrell answeared, 'tis clean contrarie; and then related to him the sad news of his Majesties defeat att Worcester the day before : and how, that morning earlie, the King came to White Ladyes, and was with some of his brothers in disguise, and that my Lord of Cleveland; but indeed Willmott hee left att the said Huntbaches, and was by him sent to Hampton, and to all his acquaintance thereabout, to gett some secrett place to secure him : which not being able to do, he asked Mr. Huddleston whether his landlord, being myself, would do him the savour to secure him ; who replyed, I will take you to him, and you shall see. Upon their arrivall, Mr. Huddleston told me all the sad news, and his busines with me; whereupon I said I would with speed wait on his Lordship ; which I did accordingly: and when there, Mr. Huntbach brought mee to his chamber, whom, after I had condoled his Majesties and all his friends sad misfortunes, I told him I feared not to secure his Lordship if I could gett him privately to my house, which I thought the best way was for mee to wish Mr. Huntbach to bring him a by way to a close of mine, called The Moore, about midnight, where att thatt tyme I would wait for him, and take him to a friend's house not far of, wheare I feard not his securitie (to conceal from Mr. Huntbach my taking him home), where accordingly I wayted for their comeing 2 or 3 howers; and then, supposing they had steared some other course, I returned home, where I found my Lord Willmott arrived, being conducted by the said Huntbach an other way along the publick ways and lanes, which when my Lord understood, he was much troubled. The next morning I sent a messenger well known to Col. Lane, to acquaint him that my Lord was with mee, but I had no conveniency for his horses, my howse lying to the open roade, and an howse over against itt, and therefore I desired him to entertain them (they being that night att one Evans house, a poor man nigh Mr. Huntbach), myself being better able to secure my Lord then them, who seemed very willing, and bidd the messenger bring them, and that att