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IV. Alice, m. to Henry Grosvenor, esq. I for him ; but not prevayling, as he was reof Busbury, in Staffordshire.

turning back, hee mett with Mr. HudelesRobert Whitgreve, of Burton, died 3rd De- ton (whom hee had seen formerly att White cember, 5 EDWARD VI. His second son, Ladyes), with young Sir John Preston, to

THOMAS WhitGREVE, esq. of Bridgeford, whose custody hee was committed by Mrs. m. Dorothy, daughter of Robert Noel, esq. Morgan, of Weston, grand mother to him, of Hilcott, in Staffordshire, great-grandson and sent to my mother's to table, for fear Pym of Thomas Noel, esq. of Newbold, by Jane, should seize him going here, by the name of bis second wife, daughter of Roger Draycott, Jackson ; for whose companions Mr. Hudesq. of Paynsley, and lineal descendant of dleston was pleased to admitt Mr. Francis Robert Noel, who founded the monastery of Raynolds and Mr. Tho. Palin, both nephews Ronton. By this lady, Mr. Whitgreave left, of mine, and to teach them with him, and askat his decease, in September, 1690, five sons, ed him what news hee heard, who answeared Henry, Edward, Humphrey, Thomas, and none but very good; which was, the King Walter; of whom, the fourth,

had gott the day att Worcester. But PenThomasWHITGREAVE, esq. was of Moseley, drell answeared, 'tis clean contrarie; and in the county of Stafford. He m. Alice, then related to him the sad news of his Madaughter and co-beir of Henry Pitt, esq. of jesties defeat att Worcester the day before : Bushbury, in the same shire, and had issue, and how, that morning earlie, the King came Thomas, his heir.

to White Ladyes, and was with some of his Joyce, m. to Richard Paylin, esq. of brothers in disguise, and that my Lord of Dernsdale, and had issue.

Cleveland ; but indeed Willmott hee left att Dorothy, m. to John Spencer, of Lon- | the said Huntbaches, and was by him sent don.

to Hampton, and to all his acquaintance thereAlice, m. to William Reynolds, esq. of about, to gett some secrett place to secure Oxfordshire, and had issue.

him: which not being able to do, he asked Margaret.

Mr. Huddleston whether his landlord, being Frances, m. to Jeremiah Harrison, M.D. myself, would do him the favour to secure Elizabeth, m. to Sampson Erdeswick, him; who replyed, I will take you to him, esq. of Hartley.

and you shall see. Upon their arrivall, Mr. Sarah, James Richardson, of Stags- Huddleston told me all the sad news, and end, Bedfordshire.

his busines with me; whereupon I said I Mr. Whitgreave d. in February, 1643, was would with speed wait on his Lordship ; buried at St. Mary's, Stafford, and s. by his which I did accordingly: and when there, only son,

Mr. Huntbach brought mee to his chamber, THOMAS WHITGREAVE, esq. of Moseley, whom, after I had condoled his Majesties barrister-at-law, through whose devoted and all his friends sad misfortunes, I told loyalty and careful contrivance, the life of him I feared not to secure his Lordship if I King Charles II. was saved after the dis- could gett him privately to my house, which astrous battle of Worcester: an authentic I thought the best way was for mee to wish aud most interesting memorial of his majes- Mr. Huntbach to bring him a by way to a ty's escape, and his concealment at Moseley. close of mine, called The Moore, about midin the handwriting of the gentleman himself, night, where att thatt tyme I would wait for is still preserved, and vividly characterizes him, and take bim to a friend's house not those troubled times. The following is an far of, wheare I feard not his securitie (to exact transcript of the original manuscript : conceal from Mr. Huntbach my taking him

“ King Charles the Second comeing from home), where accordingly I wayted for their Worcester fight, being Wednesday, Sept. 3, comeing 2 or 3 howers; and then, supposing 1651, about sun-rising next morning, being they had steared some other course, I reThursday, by the conduct of Mr. Charles turned home, where I found my Lord WillGiffard, and his man Yates, arrived att White mott arrived, being conducted by the said Ladyes, where, as soon as night bee, he was Huntbach an other way along the publick divested of his apparell, his hayr cutt of, ways and lanes, which when my Lord unand habited like a country fellow; which derstood, he was much troubled. The next being done, haveing taken leave of the Lords morning I sent a messenger well known to who attended him, was committed to the Col. Lane, to acquaint him that my Lord charge of the Pendrells. The Lords, &c. was with mee, but I had no conveniency then most of them fled after the flying armye for his horses, my howse lying to the open towards Newport, and so Northwards. The roade, and an howse over against itt, and Lord Willmott was resolved to fly counter therefore I desired him to entertain them towards London, and by the guidance of (they being that night att one Evans house, John Pendrell gott to Mr. Huntbaches, of a poor man nigh Mr. Huntbach), myself Brinsford ; from whence he sent the said being better able to secure my Lord then Pendrell to Wolverhampton, and all his ac- them, who seemed very willing, and bidd quaintance thereabouts, to gett some Azilum the messenger bring them, and that att

night he would himself wait on his Lord- | they had no entertaidment for him, neither ship, and that I should, about midnight ex knew they how to dispose of him, who grew pect his comeing into a close called All- | very melancholly upor itt: but hearing by port's Leasow, wherein was a great drie mee that I left my Lord here, hee sent mee pitt, covered with many trees, where the to his Lordship, to gett a place for his secuColonel accordingly came ; and having tied rity with him here. Whereupon Mr. Hudhis horse in the said pitt, I brought him dleston and myself went with Pendrell to through my back side to my Lord's chamber, the Colonel, hee being a stranger to him, who, when they saw each other, they re- and wee durst not write by him; where I newed their former acquaintance, the Colonel being arrived, acquainted the Colonel that formerly having served in my Lord's brigade. Pendrell came to us from some person of The Colonel then invited my Lord to his eminent qualitie, whose name he was not house, as far more safe, my self, as hee stiled to discover, to bring him to my Lord; and mee, a Papist, and more liable to searches; therefore I came with him my self, that hee besides, his sister, the Lady Jane, bad new- should not bee afraid to give admittance: lie gott a pass from Capt. Stone, governor of whereupon the Colonel immediatlie took Stafford, for her self and man to go into the him to my Lord, who, after some private West, which might bee a convenient oppor- conference and direccions for Mr. Huddletunity for his passage away. But the day ston and myself, hee sent him to us, to rebefore, I haveing shewn his Lordship a pri- turn with speed, and in the way homewards vacie in my house, formerly made in tymes to acquaint us the person hee came from was of persecution, and in which, after the late the King, which his Lordship till then never unfortunate warre, I secured my self against discovered; and that hee desired myself to the violent strict search of Capt. Stone's attend his comeing that night, about an eleatroop, his Lordship so approved of itt, for ven of clock, att his usuall pitt in Alport's his securitie, that hee wisht hee had given Leasow; and that Mr. Huddleston and self 100,000 friends of his were with him ; gave should appoint a place in my ground, whithe Colonel many thanks for his kind offer, ther hee and his brothers should bring the but for the present said hee was well pleased King, about 12 or one of clock that night: and satisfied with his present quarters, but which wee accordingly did, and Pendrell desired him to keep the opportunity of his speedily sent away to acquaint bis Majestie. sister's pass, and his horses, till hee heard Att night, Mr. Huddleston and self, as soon from him again, and so took leave of him, as all the familie was gone to bedd, went to and I conducted back to his horses. This our severall stands, hee to a close called morning, being Friday, Jo. Pendrell came The Moor, and my self to the usuall drie to my Lord, and staid all day with him, pitt. My Lord came punctually according who att night sent him to White Ladyes, to to his howre, whom I brought up to his enquire what was become of the King ; who chamber, and after the time prefixed, hee returned, and said he went from thence the wisht mee to go to Mr. Huddleston, to see night before to Madeley in Shropshire, with if they were come with his friend, as hee a design to gett over Severn, and so to steere called him ; but I returning, and telling him for Wales (but Severn was so guarded hee they were not, hee seemed much troubled, could not pass, but was forct to stay there and apprehensive of his miscarriage ; then, all that night and next day in a barn of Mr. after a little while, he wished mee to go again, Woolfs); of whose removeall as soon as my and to stay in the orchard expecting them, Lord heard, hee resolved speedily to remove where, after a while, I saw them comeing up to Col. Lane's, and wisht me to send to him the long walke, which I speedily acquainted to have his horses sent for him that night, his Lordship with, who wished mee to stay which I did, and they came accordingly; att the orchard door, and to shew him the and so, after many thanks for all my care way to the stayrs, where my Lord expected and kind entertainment, baveing dismissed him with a light. When hee came to the Jo. Pendrell, hee went, and safelie arrived door, with the Pendrells guarding him, he att the Colonel's the next morning. Mr. so habitted like one of them, that I Huddleston and my self were walking in the could not tell which was hee, only I knew long walk, and concluding in the afternoon all the rest. I could scarce putt of my hatt to go to White Ladyes, to receave a perfect to him, but hee discovering by the light the relation of all the transactions there, where stayrs, ymediatlie went to them, where his unexpectedly wee saw Jo. Pendrell comeing Lordship expected him, and took him up to to us, and asking us where my Lord was, his chamber: then I took the Pendrells into wee telling him he was gone from bence; the buttery, to eate and drink, that I might hee replyed, wee then are all undone, for dispatch them away, and secure the house; but att my return yesterday, there being no ere they had done, my Lord sent Mr. Hudpassage over Severn, the King was forct, on dleston down to mee, desireing mee to come Friday night, to come back to Boscobell, up, which accordingly I did, and coming att and there mett with Col. Carelos, and that the chamber door, bis Majestie and my Lord


being both att a cupboard's head nigh to it, some of his own regiment, which he knew, talking, his Lordship said to mee, this gen come up to the doors, some for provisions, tleman under disguize, whom I have hitherto and others for plaisters for their wounds. concealed, is both your maister, mine, and There he told us of the Scotts usage, and of the maister of us all, to whom wee all owe his march from thence to Worcester, and of our duty and allegiance; and so, kneeling the fight there, and inquired of us how this down, he gave me his hand to kiss, and bidd country and the gentry stood affected, and me arise, and said hee had receaved from who were against him : then looking upon my Lord such a character of my loyaltie severall books, hee saw Mr. Turbervill's and readiness in these dangers to assist him Catechisme, and read a little of itt, said itt and his friends, that hee would never bee was a pretty book, and that hee would take unmindful of mee or mine; and the next itt with him. In the afternoon, reposing word after was, where is the private place himself on his bed in the parlour chamber, my Lord tells me of? which being already and inclineing to sleep, as I was watching prepared and shewed him, hee went into itt, att the window, one of the neighbours Isaw and when come forth, said itt was the best come running in, who told the maid, solplace he was ever in. Then hee returning diers were comeing to search, who thereto his chamber, sitting down by the fier side, upon presentlie came running to the staires wee pulled off his shoes and stockings, and head, and cried, soldiers, soldiers are comewashed his feet, which were most sadly ing; which his Majestie hearing, presentlie galled, and then pulled of likewaies his ap- started out of his bedd, and runn to his priparell and shirt, which was of hurden cloth, vacie, where I secured him the best I could, and put him one of Mr. Huddleston's, and and then leaving him, went forth into the other apparell of ours; then, after he had street to meet the soldiers, who were comerefreshed himself a little, by eating some ing to search, whom, as soon as they saw, biskett, and drinking a glass of wine, hee and knew who I was, were readie to pull grew very chearfull, and said, if itt would mee in peeces, and take mee away with please Almighty God to send him once more them, saying, I was come from Worcester an army of 10,000 good and loyall soldiers fight; but after much dispute with them, and subjects, he feared not to expell all and by the neighbours being informed of those rogues forth of his kingdom: then, their false information, that I was not there, after an howres discourse or more, he was being very ill a great while, they lett mee desirous to repose himself on a bedd that goe; but till I saw them clearly all gone night. The next day, the servants were forth of the town, I returned not; but as sent all forth to work, only the cook maid, a soon as they were, I returned to release Catholike, kept within to gett provision, as him, and did acquaint him with any stay, pretended, for a relation of Mr. Huddle- which hee thought long, and then hee began ston's, who led to him from Worcester to bee very chearfull again. In the interim, fight: neither shee nor Mr. Huddleston's whilst I was disputing with soldiers, one of schollars admitted to his sight, nor having them, called Southall, came into the fould, the least suspect who hee was, the boys hav- and asked a smith, as hee was shooing ing, during his stay, liberty to play, and to horses there, if he could tell where the watch who were comeing : whereupon Sir King was, and hee should have a thowsand Jo. Preston one night att supper with the pounds for his payns, as the smith, called other boys said, eate hard, boys, for wee Holbeard, since severall times bath told have been on the life guard and hard dutie mee and others. This Sowthall was the this day (more trulie spoke then hee was great priest-catcher, and Capt. Lane's and aware). In the morning, my Lord took my Mr. Vernon's true cavaleer in the plotting mother to his Majestie, and acquainted him time. That afternoon my Lord sent word who shee was, who, kneeling down to kiss he would send Col. Lane with an horse for hand, hee most gratiously saluted, and when the King about midnight, and that I must she had brought up dinner, would bave had expect him att the usuall place. At night her sitt down with him, Mr. Huddleston and his Majestie wisht Mr. Huddleston to shew myself wayting. In the afternoon I was bim our oratory, saying, hee knew hee was sent to Hampton, to enquire after news, and a priest, and hee needed not fear to own itt att my return wisht by my Lord to send for to him, for, if itt pleased God to restore him his horses that night from Col. Lane's, which to his kingdom, wee should never need I did accordingly, and he returned with more privacies ; who having seen itt, said them. All that night bis Majestie lay on itt was a very decent place. Afterwards I his bed, Mr. Huddleston watching within, went to expect the Colonel, and took a and myself without doors. The next morn- nephew, Mr. Fra. Raynolds, with mee, to ing, my studie-door being open, his Majes- hold the horses whilst the Colonel went up tie was pleased, with Mr. Huddleston and to the house with mee: who arriving, i self, to go into itt, and for diversion to look brought him to the orchard stile, where he forth of it into the court and com’on roade, would stay and expect till we brought bis where he saw many of his soldiers, and | Majestie to him; of which I acquainting his

Majestie, he sent mee for my mother to who m. Isabella, daugbter of William Turcome to take leave of him, who bringing vile, esq. of Aston Flamvile, in Leicesterwith her some raysings, almonds, and other. shire, by Isabella, his wife, daughter and sweetmeats, which shee presenting to him, co-heir of Sir Aston Cockaine, of Pooley, some whereof hee was pleased to eat, and in Warwickshire, and had issue, some took with him : afterwards, wee ail THOMAS, b. 8th February, 1697, a Jekneeling down, and praying Almighty God suit, d. s. p. 3rd December, 1757, and to bless, prosper, and preserve him, hee was was buried at Bushbury. pleased to salute my mother, and give her James-Abel, b. 3rd March, 1698, d. s. p. thanks for his kind entertainment; and then and was buried at Busbury 15th July, giving his hand to Mr. Huddleston and my

1750. self to kiss, saying, if itt pleased God to John, b. 9th July, 1706, d. s. p. 1725. restore him, hee would never be unmindfull William, b. 24th November, 1709, d. s. of us, hee took leave and went, conducted p. and was buried at Bushbury. with Mr. Huddleston and self, to the Colo Charles, b. 6th Aug. 1711, d. s. p. and nel, and thence to his horses expecting him,

was buried at St. Pancras, London. where hee having gott on horsback, wee Francis, of whom presently. kneeled, and kiss his hand again, offering Isabella-Dorothy, b. 5th August, 1699, all our prayers for his safetie and preserva

d. in infancy. cion, Mr. Huddleston putting on him a cloak Mary-Constantia, b. 15th December, of his, to keep him from cold and wett, 1707, m. about 1736, to Joseph Kempwhich afterwards, by the Colonel's order, son, esq. of Great Sardon, in Stalwas sent to mee, wee took leave."

fordshire, and had issue, Mr. Whitgreave, the preserver of King

Joseph-Mathew Kempson, d. unm. CHARLES,* was named in the list of those on

in the East Indies, in Sept. 1774. whom it was intended to have conferred the

Thomas Kempson, d. in infancy. knighthood of the Royal Oak. He m. Lady

Mary-Isabella Kempson, b. at Deggs, widow of Sir Simeon Deggs, and

Moseley, 15th January, 1737, m. dying 14th March, 1702, aged eighty-four,

12th December, 1771, to Clement was buried at Bishbury, in Staffordshire,

Paston,t esq. of Horton Court, in where, on a mural tablet of marble, appears

Gloucestershire, and d. s. p. 17th the following inscription :

December, 1794.

Mary-Anne-Constantia Kempson,
Fidelitatis inconcussæ

b. at Moseley, 6th September, Thomæ Whitgreave, arm. Catholicâ Religione

1738, died a nun at Dunkirk, Conspicui,

in June, 1784. ex stirpe Whigreavorum de Burton,

Dorothy Kempson, b. at Moseley, qui

24th May, 1741, buried at WorSerenissimum Regem Carolum Secundum,

cester, 3rd October, 1783. Prælio Vigorniensi (anno 1651) devictum, Mary-Isabella, died unm. and was buSibique fugâ consulentem,

ried at Dunkirk. in suis ædibus Mosleanis

Mr. Whitgreave died at Moseley, 10th Sept. protexit.

1728, and was buried at Bushbury. His Euge, serve bone et fidelis. Matth. xxv. ver. 21.

youngest son, (the only one who left issue,) Siste, viator, inter cineres venerare fideles : FRANCIS WhitGREAVE, esq. of Moseley,

Qui jacet hic, servus Cæsare dignus erat. b. 2nd December, 1716, m. first, 13th March, Magnis haud magnum est cælo servire sereno; 1754, Penelope Jelly, (an heiress) of Barton Tempora dum fuerunt nubila, servus erat.

Hall, in the county of Derby, and by her, Illi Rex hospes, devictus, inermis, egenus, who died in 1755, had a son, Larvatus totus, dissimilis que sibi.

THOMAS-HENRY-FRANCIS, his heir. Interea ferrum, flammas, et fulmina spirans, Regem quærebat sanguinolenta cohors :

He m. secondly, 28th April, 1757, Miss Ann Deinde suas fudit speciosa pecunia voces,

Hassall, of Claines, in Worcestershire, (an Seque minis junxit munera larga tonans.

heiress) by whom,whod. in 1763, he had issue, Sed Lucro nil tractus erat, nil damna pavebat ;

Francis, b. 17th May, 1760, d. unm. Crevit enim celso pectore fidus amor.

August, 1836. Crevit Amor fidus Regis, Regnoque Britanni. Jobn, b. 17th July, 1761, d. leaving one Si sapias, ex hoc marmore disce fidem.

son, John, who is m. and has issue. Obiit die xiv mensis Julii, Anno { ætatissua LXXXIV

Mr. Whitgreave died 29th September, 1789,

was buried at Bushbury, and s. by his son, He was s. by bis only son,

THOMAS-HENRY-FRANCIS WHITGREAVE, Thomas WhitGREAVE, esq. of Moseley, esq. of Moseley, bapt. 22nd January, 1755,

who m. 22nd June, 1780, Mary, daughter of After the Restoration, King Charles granted John Lockley, esq. formerly resident at Barto Thomas Whitgreave a patent for his life, of an annuity of £200, and the pension was continued to + The heiress of the Paston family is the prehis son Thomas, but it ceased at his death. sent Lady Bedingfeld.

tied Park, Derbyshire, and had by her, who the king and the bedstead on which he slept, Bushbury, three sons and three daughters, * In No. 1439, Harl. MSS. occurs the Henry-Francis, b. 14th

following statement: October, 1781.

who both

predeceased their

Humfrey Count de Staff, et de Perche John-Joseph, b. 20th

Seigneur de Tunbrigg et de Ca a tous

father unm. February, 1783.

ceux qui cestes presentes lettres verront ou GEORGE-THOMAS, successor to his father. orront salutes : Saches que nous considerans Isabella-Ann, d. in infancy.

lez merites qui deivent estre attribues a Penelope-Mary, d. unm. 7th Nov. 1823. toutes personnes issues de bone lieu et exMary-Ann, d. uom.

ersantez bones meures et vertues eux conMr. Wbitgreave died 19th January, 1816, dues antes termis d'onneur et gentilese was buried in Bushbury Church, and suc- ycelle, a consideration a nous amove d'augceeded by his only surviving son, the pre- menter en honneur et noblesse noble home sent George-THOMAS WHITGREAVE, esq. of Robert Whitgreve, lui avoir donne et donons Moseley, Court.

par cestes presentes pour memory d'onneur Arms--Az. on a cross, quarterly pierced perpetuell, au portre set armes ensigne de or, four chev. gu.

noblesse, un escue, de azure, a quatre points Crest-Out of a ducal coronet gu. a demi- d'or, quatre cheverons de gules; et lui de antelope or.

partire as autres persones nobles de son Motto-Regem defendere victum. linage en descent avecques les differences

Estates- In the counties of Stafford and de descent au dit blazon, et pour de tout Derby.

armoyor et revestire son dit blazon et en Town Residence-29, Eaton Square. honneur le reparer avous avecque celui

Seat-Moseley Court, near Wolverhamp-ordeine et attribue Helme et Timbre, ceston. The present Mr. Whitgreave having tass a voyr le Helme ove Mantle de bloy, purchased, during his father's life, the Nor- furre d'ermines, au une coronne un demy thycote estate, adjoining that of Moseley, antelope d'or: et pour ceste notre lettre erected thereon Moseley Court, now the re- patente de dit donne verifier, en tesmoigne sidence of the family. Moseley Hall, the la nous fait seeler de seele de nos properes house in which King Charles was saved, is armes, le xil jour d’August l'an du reigne still in the state it was, when it afforded an le Roy Henry le Sisme 1428 puis le conasylum to his majesty. The hiding place of quest vindisme.”



Boyland Hall, in the county of Norfolk, b. in 1779, m.
first Emily Ives, youngest daughter and co-heir of William
Drake, esq. of Amersham, Bucks, and has by her a son,

Frederick-William, b. in 1806.
He m. secondly, Frances, second daughter of Ich abod
Wright, esq. of Mapperley Hall, Notts, and has by that
lady several children, viz.

Charles-Paul, b. in 1818.
Edward, b. in 1821.
Mountjoy-Henry-John, b. in 1828.

Lineage. For the genealogy of Admiral Irby, (who The first of the name, which we have met is younger brother of the present Lord Bos- with on record, is Robert Garnoise, who is ton) we refer to Burke's Peerage and Ba- there stated to have “ held many lands in ronetage; but as the estate of Boyland Hall, Chembenball, in the county of Suffolk” 6 together with others in the county of Norfolk, Richard I. 1194. This is probably the was acquired by him in marriage with his same place as that now called Chipenhall, in first wife, and inherited by her from the fa- the immediate vicinity of Laxfield, at which mily of Garney's, we shall here give some latter place the family seems for many ages account of that ancient family.

to have resided,

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