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Elizabeth RAworth, b. 1st August, 1725, m. 9th February, 1746, to William Drake, esq. of Shardeloes, in the county of Bucks, M.P. for Ammersham, in the same county, who was b. 12th May, 1724, and died 8th Aug. 1796. She d. 4th Feb. 1757, leaving Willi AM DRAKE, esq. her son and heir, who was also sometime M.P. for Ammersham. By Rachel - Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Jeremiah Ives, esq. of Norwich, who d. 4th August, 1781, he had two daughters and co-heirs, viz. RAchel-Ives DRAKE, m. 17th October, 1801, George Irby, Lord Boston. EMily-Ives DRAKE, who inherited the

Boyland Hall estate, and married, as before stated, the present ADMIRAL IRBY, of Boyland Hall.

Arms—Of Irby, arg. fretty sa, on a canton gu. a chaplet or. Crest—A saracen's head ppr. Motto—Honor fidelitatis procmium. For arms of Garneys, see vol. i. 243. Estates—In Norfolk. Seat—Boyland Hall, near Long Stratton, in the county of Norfolk, which according to Blomefield, in his history of that county, “ hath been a grand house,” but has since been greatly modernised.


FITZHERBERT-RUXTON, RICHARD, esq. of Black Castle, in the county of Meath, b. 3rd August, 1775; m. 10th January, 1807, Elizabeth-Selina, third daughter of Sir Robert Staples, bart. of Donmore, in the Queen's County, by the Hon. Jane Vesey, sister of the late Viscount De Vesci. This gentleman succeeded his father, John Ruxton, esq. in July, 1825, and his uncle, Samuel Ruxton Fitzherbert, esq. in

March, 1826.


This is a branch of the Fitzherberts of Swinnerton, in the county of Stafford, a fa"#: high antiquity, founded in England by Herbert, a Norman knight, whose name appears on the Roll of Battle Abbey, Willi AM Fitzherbert, esq. of Norbury and Swinnerton, named in 1660, amongst the intended knights of the Royal Oak, and at the period representative §. family, m. Anne, daughter of Sir Basil Brooke, knt. of Madeley, in Staffordshire, and had issue, 1. BAzil, of Norbury, in Derbyshire, and of Swinnerton, in Staffordshire, ancestor of the present Thomas Firzherbert, esq. of Norbury and Swinnerton, (see vol. i. p. 78.) 11. Thomas, of whom presently.

III. Edward. iv. John. v. Anthony. 1. Mary, m. to John Gower, esq. ii. Frances, m. to John Giffard, esq. iii. Bridget, m. to Bazil Bartlett, esq. iv. Anne. The second son, Thomas Fitzherbert, esq. settled in Ireland, and was of Shercock, in the county of Cavan. That estate eventually passed with Letiti A FitzHerbert, heiress of her brother William Fitzherbert, esq. m. to her husband John Ruxton, esq. of Ardee, in the county of Louth. The issue of the marriage were three sons and two daughters, viz. Willi AM RUxton, of Ardee House, who m. Miss Anne Upton, of Dublin. John Ruxton, of whom presently. SAMUEl Ruxton, who assumed the additional surname of FITzHERBERT, and was of Swinnerton, in Meath. He m. 1785, Mary, daughter of Gen. Haviland, of Penn, in Buckinghamshire, and died in March, 1826. Mary Ruxton, m. to James Corry, esq. of the county of Monaghan. Anne Ruxton, d. unm. The second son, John Ruxton, esq. of Black Castle in the county of Meath, m. in 1770, Margaret, daughter of Iłichard Edgeworth, esq. of Edgeworthstown, in the county of Longford, by Rachel-Jane Lovell, his wife, grandaughter of Sir Salathiel Lovell, of Harleston, in Northamptonshire, (see families of Lovell, and Edgeworth,) and had issue,


FitzHERBERT, capt. in the 63rd regt. d. Arms—Ar. a chief vaire or and gu. over in 1799. all a bend sa, quarterly with Ruxton.

Richard, heir to his father. Crests—A dexter arm armed and gaunt

So, let ppr. for FitzHERBERT, 2. for Ruxton. Mr. Ruxton died in July, 1825, aged eighty, Motto—Ung je serviray. and was s. by his son, who has assumed the Estates—In the county of Meath.

additional surname of Fitzh ERBERT, and is Seat—Black Castle, near Navan.
the present Rich ARD RUxton Fitzh ERBER r,
esq. of Black Castle.


ATKINS, ROBERT, esq. of Firville, in the county of Cork, b. 21st January, 1775; m. first, 31st December, 1798, Charlotte, second daughter and co-heir of Philip Going, esq. of Monaquil, in the county of Tipperary, by Grace, his wife, daughter of Thomas Bernard, esq. of Castle Bernard, in the King's county, by whom, who d. in 1812, he has had issue,

Robert, b. 2nd May, 1802, d. at Kinsale, in 1812.
Philip-Going, in holy orders, resident at Ashton Place,
near Cork, b. 21st June, 1804, m. in August, 1830, Jane,
second daughter of the late Rowland Morrison, esq. of
Cork, and has issue,
Mr. Philip-Going Atkins inherited Monaquil upon the
demise of his grandmother in March, 1836
Hastings, b. 5th March, 1807, on whom the properties of
Coolrea, and Garry Kennedy, are entailed.
Thomas, b. 2nd April, 1808, Lieutenant 19th regiment of
foot, drowned at Demarara, in 1827.
John-Bennett-Robert, b. 30th October, 1812, in holy or-
ders, curate of Mallow, on him Drumdowna is settled.


Mr. Atkins wedded secondly, 31st October, 1816, Catherine, daughter (and co-heir on the demise, s. p. in February, 1829, of her brother John-Frederick Ridley, esq. of Hawthorn, near Mallow) of John Ridley, esq. of Hawthorn, in the county of Durham, but by her has no issue.

* Robert GoING, esq. of Tullymoylan, in the county of Tipperary, (of a family which emigrated to Ireland, in the seventeenth century) m. a sister or niece of General Johnstone, of the county of Cork, and had issue, John, d. unm. Robert, of Traverston Hall, in the county of Tipperary, m. Margaret, daughter of Thomas Maunsell, esq. M.P. for Kilmallock, (see vol. i. p. 308) and had a son, Thomas GoING, esq. now of Traverston Hall, m. to Miss Powell. James, of Besbill, in the county of Clare. Thomas, of Coolrea, in the county of Cork, d. s. p. Richard, of Birdhill, in Tipperary, a magistrate for that county, m. Miss Shirley, and had issue, Philip, of Monaquil, in the county of Tipperary, for many years in the commission of the peace, m. Grace, daughter of Thomas Bernard, esq. of Castle Bernard, in the King's County, and had issue, Thomas, of Santa Cruz, in Tipperary, m. his first cousin Rebecca, daughter of his uncle Richard Going, esq. but d. v. p. without issue, leaving his sisters his co-heirs. Mo m. to her cousin, John Bennett, esq. of Viewmount, in the county of Carlow, and d. s. p. Charlotte, m. to Robert Atkins, esq. Jemima-Matilda, m. to Sir Amyrald Dancer, bart. and has issue.



Rich ARD Atkins, esq. the first of the family who settled in Ireland, of ancient Yorkshire descent, obtained a grant of lands in the county of Kerry, between the years 1640, and 1660, which he soon afterwards alienated, having determined to return to England. For which, his native country, he had set out accompanied by his wife, but the lady, whose family were settled in Kerry, desirous of remaining amongst her relatives, had influence enough to persuade him, when sojourning for a night at a small village between Mallow and Buttevant, to purchase several debentures, which were confirmed

* The Atkins family of Yorkshire were of the ancient family of Atkins in Monmouthshire, and at the period of which we are now treating, were rather numerous, in the former county, the following persons were all allied to Mr. Atkins, but in what degree is not now known, viz.

Sir Jonathan Atkins, knt. of Yorkshire, (Governor of Guernsey) m. Mary, daughter of Sir William Howard, and sister of Charles Howard, first Earl of Carlisle. (See Collins' Peerage.)

Sir Jonathan Atkins knt. of Yorkshire, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Baker, knt. of Sissinghurst, in Kent, councillor of state to HENRY VIII., Edward VI., and of Queens MARY and Elizabeth ; she was the widow of William, eldest son of Sir Edmund Anderson, bart. of Broughton.

Sir Jonathan Atkins, knt. of a Yorkshire family, was governor of Barbadoes, in 1663, and was recalled in 1667. Jonathan Atkins, of Hinderskill, Yorkshire, was one of those persons who compounded for their estates in 1665 ; see the List of those persons who did so, he compounded for £70. Redding is a small village in the parish of Tawston, in Yorkshire, and situated between Harrowgate and Knaresborough, and near Fountain Abbey. Samuel Atkins, of Yorkshire, was tried with several other gentlemen, and acquitted, as not being accessory to Sir Edmondsbury Godfrey's murder, see page 369 of Kennett's History of England, vol. iii. Of the Atkins family in England at this period, were the following, Sir Thomas Atkins (son of John of King's Lynn, in Norfolk) knt. alderman of Norwich, afterwards an alderman of London, Sheriff of London in 1637, and lord mayor in 1645; he was M.P. for the said city, from 1647 to 1658, and colonel of the city militia : he left a son, Thomas, of Windsor, Berkshire, in 1657. In Sommer's Tracts, Alderman Thomas Atkins' speech is mentioned, which he delivered on Thursday, January 7th, 1649, at the solemn thanksgiving to Cromwell, &c. and at pages 582, and at 589, vol. iv. is given the following account of alderman Atkins, He was a busy stickler for independency and republicanism, and the principal tool by which the Rump Parliament managed the common council of London, his speeches are to be found at the aforesaid pages. The Hosanah by

to him as a loyal subject, when Sir Peter Courthope, was governor of Munster, about 1660. The East and West Creaghkerries were the lands so acquired, and were named Fountainville by Mr. Atkins, they are situated in the barony of Fermoy, and county of Cork, midway between Mallow, Buttevant, and Doneraile. This Richard was second son of Atkins, of Bredding,” in Yorkshire, although his descendants settled in Ireland have invariably borne the arms of the Atkins of Yelverton, in Norfolk. He married a daughter of — Fuller, esq.f of the Sandbanks, in the county of Kerry, (her

him, also June 7th, 1649, he was rather gross in his language, and very fond of hospitality and good cheer. Richard Atkins published a relation of the Western war, in which he had been engaged, and his vidication, London, 1669, 4to. The Atkins family of Monmouthshire, commenced their pedigree, with Thomas Atkines, living in 1390, d. in 1401, buried at St. Pancras. In 1610, died Richard Atkins, esq. under age (whose father had large properties in Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire) he left issue, 1. Richard, his heir. II. A son, of whom there are no further particulars in the pedigree. III. Sir Edward Atkines, of Saperton-Hall, Gloucestershire, Baron of the Exchequer, a very loyal person, who left two sons, wnz. 1. Sir Robert, chief Baron of the Exchequer, and chief justice of the common pleas, b. 1621, d. 1691, and left issue, inter alios, Sir Robert, M.P., K.B., differed in politics from his father, d. 1712, and by a sister of Lord Carteret, had issue, only daughters. 2. Sir Edward, lord chief baron, who left issue, Sir Richard. Richard Atkins, esq. s. his grandfather, and by his first wife had issue, 1. Richard Atkins, esq. deputy lieutenant for Gloucestershire, d. 1667, or 77, unm. By his second wife, he had children, but no further account is given of them in Atkins' Gloucestershire, or in the biographical dictionaries. In the IRemembrancer's Office, Dublin, Robert Atkins is stated to have got a grant of lands in Kerry, called Balliswallagh, in the barony of Moquinily, consisting of several acres, dated March, 22nd, 1667, and were confirmed to him in the 22nd of Charles II. 1670, and at 26-14, amongst the adjudications, he had a further grant of lands in the said county, altogether consisting of nearly 500 Acres. In 1729, Robert Atkins also got Gortard, in West Carberry granted to him, he was of Ballyghadown, in the said county. + The Fuller family was one of great respectability and opulence; the Sandbanks is in the district of Toragh, and the family continued there 'till they sold a great deal of their property to Sir christian name is said to have been Barbara,) and had seven sons and two daughters, 1. CHARLEs, his heir. 11. William of Rossagh, in the county of Cork, m. a daughter of John Nowlan, of Doneraile, and had issue. His descendants intermarried with the Crofts, Purcell, Crone and other families of respectability in the neighbourhood, George, John and Roger, were family names. iii. John,” of Ballyandrew, near Doneraile, also possessed houses and other property in that town: he m. a daughter of John Nowlan, and dying before 1757, left a son, Richard, of Ballyandrew, near Doneraile, who m. Anne, only dau. of the O'Sullivan Beare, of Glennarought, and by her who was b. in 1712, and d. 3rd November, 1756, aged 44, Mr. Atkins left at his decease, being killed by a fall from his horse returning from hunting, an only child, John, of Fountainville, (which he rented from his fatherin-law) b. about 1729. He m. 5th November, 1757, Mary, second daughter of Robert Atkins, esq. of Fountainville, and Copstoun, by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter, and co-heir of Jacob Ringrose, esq. third son of Colonel Richard Ringrose, of Moynoe House, in the county of Clare, and d. 10th

Rowland Blemerhasset, bart. they had property also near the celebrated caves of Ballybuman : of the same family were probably, William Fuller, sheriff of Cork in 1735, and mayor 1739. George Fuller, sheriff of Cork, in 1719, and mayor in 1734. William Fuller, bishop of Limerick in 1612. William Fuller, bishop of Ardfert, in 1663, and had been dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, he was translated to Lincoln. Catherine Fuller, sister of Bishop William, and daughter of Thomas Fuller, esq. m. John Bligh, esq. M.P. and was grandmother of the first earl.of Darnley. A family of the name of Fuller now reside at Ballyneen, county of Cork. * A John Atkins was sheriff of Cork, in 1726, and mayor in 1729. Of the descendants of this John Atkins, except those of his eldest son mentioned above, none now remain in the male line: the last of them, Richard Atkins, esq. was the son of Atkins, esq. and his wife, an Evans of Carkir: he m. a daughter of Archdeacon Ingram, of Limerick, the niece of Lord Killarton, and grandaughter of Bishop Smith, and had one daughter, Mary Atkins, unm. in 1820.

January, 1788, having had Issue, Robert, captain in the South Cork Militia, b. 13th March, 1762, m. Jane Purdon, eldest daughter of Richard Ringrose Bowerman, esq. of Moynoe House, in the county of Clare, and d. 20th May, 1802, having had, John, who d. unm. Mary-Ann, d. unm. Avarina, m. to the Rev. Henry Gubbins, of Limerick, eldest son of Joseph Gubbins, esq. of Kenmare castle, and d. 31st May, 1827, leaving two sons, Robert - Atkins Gubbins, and Henry Gubbins, and three daughters, Sarah, Avarina and Letitia. Thomas, lieutenant 39th regiment, who inherited from his father, the property of Ballydaniel. He d. of a wound in one of his feet, in 1795, at St. Lucia. He was never married. John, b. 24th January, 1772, d. in 1781. Anne, m. 2nd April, 1782, to John Cole, esq. of Oldwood, in the county of Cork, and d. 23rd August, 1783, leaving an only child, John - Atkins Cole, who d. unm in 1811. Elizabeth, d. unm. at Mallow, 30th April, 1830. Margaret. Mary, m. 8th July, 1802, to James Thomas Davis, esq. surgeon Royal Artillery, and acting deputy inspector of ordnance hospitals in the Peninsula, and had by him, who d. at Exeter, aged forty,37th September, 1814, three sons and one daughter, John - Nicholas CRofts - Atkins DAvis, assistant surgeon, Royal Artillery.

James-Robert Davis, of Lower Baggot Street, Dublin. Thomas-Osborne Davis, student-at-law. Charlotte - Melina Davis. Charlotte, m. to John Frederick Ridley, esq. surgeon Royal Artillery, of Hawthorn, in the county of Durham. iv. Samuel, who lived in London, he mn, and had issue, three children, viz. 1. Robert. 2. Thomas, of whom nothing further is known. 1. Charlotte, m. Bradshaw, esq. v. Thomas, d. s. p. vi. Richard, d. s. p. vii. Robert, of Waterpark, in the co. of Cork, sheriff of Cork, in 1722, and mayor in 1726: he m. and had two daughters, his heiresses, viz. MARGARet, heiress of Waterpark, m. Colonel Warham St. Leger, Heyward's Hill (see that family.) Ada, m. to — Franklin, esq. of Cork, and had issue. 1. Margaret, m. Richard Chapman, esq. of Gurtnagruss, in the county of Cork, (and now called Firville,) and had with several other children, who d. s. p. J Sichuman, esq. of Gurtnugrass, and of Summerville, county of Cork: he m. Anne, daughter of Arthur Hyde, esq. of Castle Hyde, county of Cork, (which family have intermarried with the Shannon, Lismore, and other titled families,) and had with one daughter, two sons, John Chapman. esq. of Summerville, d. s. p. Arthur Hyde-Chapman, esq. of Summerville, in the county of Cork, d. unmarried, and left his property to — Nason, esq. barristerat-law, a relative. ii. Barbara, m. to John Purcell, esq. of the county of Cork, and from this marriage descended the families of Temple Mary, Altamira, Burton, and others, through her several sons: they had one daughter also, viz. Barbara Purcell, m. to Richard Harris, esq. of Harrisgrove, in the county of Cork, and had issue, inter alios, a daughter, Barbara Harris, m. to Pierce Purcell, esq. her cousin, and was mother, inter alios, of the late William Purcell,

esq. of Altamira, of James Purcell, and of Richard Harris-Purcell, esqrs. of Annabelle. The eldest son of Richard Atkins, CHARLEs Atki Ns, esq. succeeded his father in the house and lands of Fountainville, and various other properties, some in the west of the county near Dunmanway: he was sheriff of Limerick, in 1694, where he resided until latterly, when he lived at the place he had near Dunmanway. Mr. Atkins m. first, a daughter of John Westropp, esq. of Cahirdowgan, in the county of Cork, who was the eldest brother of —Westropp, esq. of Allyfern, in the county of Limerick, but had no issue by her. He m. secondly, Hannah, eldest daughter of Robert Minnitt, esq. of Knygh Castle, Blackfort, (then called Lisduffmore,) Ballyallow, and Ballycahill, (now called Annabeg,) all in the county of Tipperary, Mr. Minnitt made his will in 1708, and died 31st May, 1709, being buried in the inner chapel of Knygh Church, and in failure of his sons John and Robert, left the whole of his very large property to his eldest daughter, Hannah, and his grandsons, Robert and John Atkins. Mr. Atkins d. before 1733-4, but his widow, who was b. in 1682, lived till 26th August, 1762, (and married again, but by her second husband had no issue): by her first husband, Mr. Atkins, she had, with a daughter, Barbara, m. to Mr. Barnes, an Englishman, three Sons, viz. 1. Robert, his heir. II. John, d. s. p. III. Thomas, settled in Virginia, America, and marrying there, had issue, two sons: in the last letter received from him he stated that his wife was dead, and also one of his sons, and that having acquired a very large fortune he had sold all his land, but a small proportion, for £36,000, and that when he had disposed of the remaining part, he intended setting out for Irelandwith his son to introduce him to his relatives, and to be himself interred with his ancestors; he said he had invested the money in the British Funds. From that period to the present, though he stated the vessel, &c. he was to sail in, neither he nor his son has ever been heard of. The eldest son, Robert Atkins, esq. of Fountainville, Ballyguerane, Clashgariffe, Ballyhowra, &c. was b. 1704, and s. his father, who was dead before 1733-4, as is proved by various family papers. He m. Elizabeth, only child of Jacob Ringrose, esq. third son of Col. Richard Ringrose, of Moynoe House, in the coof Clare. Mr. Atkins, and his wife are both buried at Buttevant: he died 17th May, and

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