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PEDLER, OF HOO MAVEY. PEDLER, PHILIP-WARREN, esq. of Hoo Mavey, in the county of Devon, a lieu
tenant-colonel in the army of India.
This gentleman was for several years actively engaged in the service of the East India Company, and for a great portion of the time held a distinguished command in the Indian army. His military career commenced in 1802,
and he was soon afterwards placed in the division comMMM
manded by Sir Arthur Wellesley. In 1807 he held the rank of brigade-major, and was under Colonel East at the siege of Chyah, where he obtained the thanks of his coinmanding officer, by gallantly heading a storming party. Subsequently, in 1815, the Marquess of Hastings, then governor-general of India, having adopted the project of Captain George Sydenham, political agent at Berar, to organize a corps of four thousand auxiliary horse under the command of British officers, Captain Pedler was selected as
second to Captain Evan Davies for this important service, and he led, under the command of that officer, 600 of those reformed cavalry against 2000 insurgents, who were devastating the territories of the Company and their allies. Captains Davies and Pedler were both wounded,* and the complete success of the first affair in which the reformed cavalry was engaged, called forth the expression of the governor-general's approbation, in a dispatch to the resident at Hyderabad : from which the following passage is extracted. “ The governor-general in council has remarked with particular satisfaction the excellent conduct of the reformed horse on the first occasion of their being led into action; the gallant manner in which they advanced against a superior force would have been creditable to any troops, and affords the strongest proof of the real and attention which has been exerted in perfecting this corps. The spirit with which Captains Davies and Pedler, Lieutenant Rind, and the Dative officers displayed in leading the men into action, affording them the most animating example, is considered deserving the highest praise.”
Soon after this affair Captain Pedler reassumed the command of his division, and moved with it to the relief of Nagpore, was engaged at the siege of that place, and in the action of the 16th December, 1817, where he had a horse shot under him and was slightly wounded in the foot, was thanked on the field by Brigade-General Doveton, and was mentioned in the report of the general to the adjutant-general. Captain Pedler was subsequently placed in command of his portion of the corps by the governor-general, in the following flattering terms communicated by Mr. Secretary Adams to the British resident at Nagpore. “ The governor-general has learned from your private letters that you have invited Captain Pedler to raise and form the Nagpore
• The following humane and generous act of one of the enemy's soldiers in this conflict is deserving of record. Captain Pedler, who had been severely wounded in the sword arm, was returning, after the retreat and total rout of the enemy, to where the battle began, when he fainted from loss of blood and fell from his horse. A Rajhpoot soldier of fortune, one of the hostile ranks, observing an officer fall, came at once to his assistance, staunched the bleeding wound by tearing off the end of his turban and using it as a turnicate, removed the sufferer to the shade of a neighbouring tree, where, after some time, he restored life and animation. Captain Pedler, on recovering, found himself supported by his generous foe, whom he easily persuaded to follow his fortunes ; and afterwards finding him as faithful as he was humane and brave, conferred upon him a commission in the Nagpore Auxiliary Cavalry. It is further worthy of remark, that this soldier was recognized as a deserter at Bombay, having formerly served for a short period in the company's army; but on a statement of his disinterested and humane conduct being made, the commander-in-chief, Sir Miles Nightingale, accorded him his free pardon. He was beside handsomely rewarded by many distinguished individuals at Bombay, and the Hon. Mount Stuart Elphinstone, the then governor, presented him, from his private purse, with 200 rupees as a mark of his approbation. It was a proud and just estimation of the character of the British officers he had formed, whilst serving in the company's army, which, he often afterwards acknowledged, actuated him in this disinterested act of humanity.
Horse, a selection which his lordship cannot but approve. His lordship purposes to place Captain Pedler in command of that portion of his Highness the Rajah's troops, and his lordship expects the service will derive great advantage from that officer's judgment and familiarity with the prejudices of this class of troops as well as from his tried gallantry in the field."
Captain Pedler next joined Brigade-General Adams's division, was present at the attack and defeat of the Persha, and at the siege and capture of Chandah, where he was again thanked for his services. He was afterwards invited by the resident at Nagpore to reform and organize his Highness the Rajah's cavalry, and was confirmed in the command of the corps by the governor-general of India. On his removal, Major Davies thus speaks of his services, in an order announcing the fact of his promotion, dated “ Camp, Ahmednugger, 18th May, 1818. On this occasion the commanding officer feels it due to the merits of Captain Pedler to record the high sense he entertains of his eminent public services since he joined the Reformed Horse, displayed as they have been on so many occasions of arduous contests, and distinguished by the most zealous devotion to a cause which has required so much of that personal intrepidity for which Captain Pedler has ever been conspicuous.
Captain Pedler will be happy to learn that his loss is deeply felt by the commanding officer and the corps, and that his admirable and zealous co-operation in effecting the
purposes for which the Nizams cavalry were reformed, have left him incapable of estimating by any common standard the value of such services; and in taking leave of a subject so interesting to his feelings, he cannot but congratulate the service on the distinguished place which Captain Pedler has acquired through his own exertions, and he assures Captain Pedler, that however their mutual interests may be separated, he cannot avoid associating them with his own and that of the troops he has the honor to со
After nearly ten years' active employment in this command Major Pedler retired from the service, and his resignation is thus recorded :
Nagpore, 6th Dec. 1826. “ ORDERS BY THE BRITISH Resident. “In announcing to the Nagpore Auxiliary Force Major Pedler's resignation of the command of the horse in the service of his Highness the Rajah, the resident feels it due to record in the most public manner the high sense which he entertains of that officer's services throughout the period of more than ten years that has elapsed since he was selected to fill that important station.
" The duties devolving on Major Pedler at the outset of his service were of an arduous and delicate nature; to reform a body of men such as the Rajah's corps of horse then were, and to bring them into such a state of discipline and efficiency as might render them useful, or even safe, as auxiliaries, was a task of no common or ordinary difficulty; that it has been accomplished with eminent success is mainly attributable to the judgment, temper, and address displayed by Major Pedler in the execution of all arrangements formed under his superintendence.
“ The constant good feeling evinced, with that zeal and fidelity at all times manifested by the corps, furnishes a strong proof of the merit of the system introduced into that body by Major Pedler, and the resident has only to wish that the same qualities may continue, to perpetuate the memory of the officer under whom they have been so long fostered. Major Pedler will no doubt consider this statement as his best praise of the result of his exertions in the Rajah's service, yet the resident must add his warmest thanks and applause as a parting tribute due from bimself and the government which has so largely benefitted, and will still benefit, by those exertions.
“Signed, W. JASACKE,
Military Secretary." Colonel Pedler having returned to Europe, purchased the manor and estate of Hoo Mavey, in Devon, with lands in Dorsetshire, of which latter county he is in the commission of the peace.
Lineage. This family claims in the female line de II. Philip-WARREN PEDLER, now of scent from the noble Scottish house of Cun Hoo-Mavey. pighame, Earls of Glencairne. One of the J. Elizabeth Pedler. daughters of that family wedded Mr. El
11. Loveday Pedler, m. to Robert Major, WORTHY, a gentleman of Devonshire, and esq. and d. leaving issue. had thirteen children, of whom four daugh
Mary Pedler, m. to R. Major, esq. ters left issue, viz. Elizabeth Elworthy, m. and d. leaving three children. to Mr. Stone; Sarah Elworthy, the wife of IV. Jane-Sarah Pedler. Mr. Drew; LOVEDAY ELWORTHY, of whom v. Anne Pedler, m. to Dr. Adam Supresently ; and Mary Elworthy, m. to Mr. therland, and has issue. Tucker, whose descendants enjoy large estates in Devon.
Arms-Sa. three lozenges arg. on a chief The third daughter,
embattled of the last an oriental crown beLOVEDAY ELWORTHY, m. Philip Warren, tween two fleurs de lys az. esq. and was mother of
Crest-A demi lion rampant sa. crowned Mary WARREN, who wedded WILLIAM with an oriental crown or, holding between Pedler, esq. of Oakhampton, in the county his fore paws a lozenge arg. charged with a of Devon, younger brother of William Ped- fleur de lys az. and bearing in his mouth a ler, esq. a physician in Cornwall, and had red flag. issue,
Motto-Animo non astutià. 1. John Pedler, m. Maria, daughter of Estates-In the counties of Dorset and Darke, esq. and bas
Residence-Longfleet, near Poole, Dor-
JOHNES, OF DOLECOTHY. JOHNES, JOHN, esq. of Dolecothy, in the county of Carmarthen, barrister-atlaw, b. in 1800, m. in 1822, Elizabeth, only daughter of the Rev. John Edwardes, of Gileston, Glamorganshire, and has two daughters, viz.
Elizabeth. Mr. Johnes succeeded his father in 1815. He is a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for Carmarthenshire.
long standing in the counties of Carmarthen and Cardigan, derives its lineage from Urien Reged, a Cambro-Briton, fifth in descent from Coel Godebog, king of Britain.
URIEN Regen was one of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table, and was a prince of the district of Gwyr or Gower, in Glamorganshire, and Iskennen, Carnawllon, and Kidwely, in Carmarthenshire. Tradition ascribes to him the building of Carregkennen Castle in Llandilofawr. He m. Leffoy, dau. of Gwrlais, Duke of Cornwall, and was direct ancestor of
Rees AP GRONOW AP EINON, who m. Mar
garet, or Mary, dau. and co-heir of Griffith This family,* a very ancient one, and of ap Cydrych, Lord of Gwinfe, by a dau. and
co-heir of Howell, Lord of Caerllion, and It is not certain when the family adopted the
ELYDYR AP Rees, who m. Gwladys, dau. name of Jounes, the first, Sir Thomas Johnes spelt his name Jones, others of the Abermarles branch of Phillip ap Bach ap Gwaithvoed, Lord of continued Johnes, and some Jones. The Dole- Esgairfach, in Glamorganshire, but accordcothy branch for the last 200 years used "Jobnes" ing to others, of Cadwgan ap Jorwerth ap only.
Llywarch ap Bran, and had a son,
had a son,
SIR ELYDYR Ddu,or LEONARD Dou, knight 11. Richard, of Cwmgwilly, in Carmarof the Sepulchre, who m. Cecil, daughter of thenshire, issue extinct in the male Sitsyllt ap Llewellyn ap Moreiddig Warwin
line. Lord of Cantreselyff, and had with other III. JAMES, of whom presently. issue,
IV. Samuel. PHILLIP AP EYdyr, who m. Gwladys, dau.
1. Catherine, m. to John Vaughan, esq. of David Vras ap Enion Goch ap Griffith ap
of Pembrey. Enion Vychan, and had, inter alios,
11. Eleanor, m. to Griffith Rice, esq. of
Newton. NICHOLAS AP Phillip, who m. Jemmett, daughter of Griffith ap Llewellyn, and was
III. Mary, m. to Rudderch Gwynne, esq.
of Glanbrane. father of
The third son, GRIFFITH AP NICHOLAS, of Newton, in Carmarthenshire, who m. first, Mably, daughter Cardiganshire, was high sheriff of that county
James Jonnes, esq. of Llanbadarn-fawr, of Meredith Donn, of Kidwelly; secondly, in 1586. He'm. Avne, daughter of John Margaret, daughter of Sir John Perrot of Thomas, esq. of Cryngae, in Cardiganshire, Pembrokeshire ; and thirdly, Jane, daugh, and Dolecothy in Carmarthenshire, and ter and co-heir of Jenkin ap Rees. Griffith was slain at Wakefield, on the side of York, widow of James Lewis of Llanbadarn-fawr. leaving a numerous issue by his three wives. By this lady he left, with a daughter, Mary The eldest son,
m. to David Lloyd, of Glanswin in Carmar
thenshire, a son, THOMAS AP GRIFFITH, of Newton, m. first,
Thomas Jonnes, esq. of Llanbadarn-fawr, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Sir John and Dolecothy, sheriff of Cardiganshire in Griffith, of Abermarles, in Carmarthenshire, 1618, whom. Mary, daughter of James Lewis, and secondly, Elizabeth,
daughter of Francis esq. of Abernantbychan, and by her, who or James, second son of Philip Duke of Bur: wedded, secondly, Rowland Pugh, esq. of gundy. He was killed in a duel, and buried Mathavarn, left a daughter Winifred, the at Bardsey Island, leaving issue,
wife of David Lloyd, esq. and a son, 1. Morgan ap Thomas, fought on the side of York, d. s.p.
James Jonnes, esq. of Dolecothy, sheriff
of Carmarthenshire in 1667, and of CardiJ. David ap Thomas, called David Cef- ganshire in 1670, who m. first, a daughter of fyl Cutta (or short-tail horse) fought Rowland Pugh, esq. of Mathavarn; and on the side of Lancaster : he left no secondly Mary, daughter of Sir John Pryce legitimate issue.
of Gogerthau; he had issue, III. Jenkin ap Thomas.
J. THOMAS, his heir. iv. David ap Thomas, the younger.
11. John, of Abermead, m. Anne, dau. of v. Rhys ap Thomas (Sir), Knight of the
Howell Gwynne, esq. of Glanbrane.
111. Richard, d. s. p.
IV. James of Llandre, d. in 1709.
1. Anne, m. to Edward Jones, esq. of gan. He was ancestor of Lord DYN
--, m. to John Lloyd, esq. of VI. JOHN AP THOMAS, of whom we have
Llanllawddog. to treat.
111. Bridget, m. to Thomas Lloyd, esq. The sixth son (issue of the second mar
of Bronwydd. riage),
The eldest son, JOHN AP Thomas of Abermarles, m. Eliza
Thomas Johnes, esq. of Dolecothy, was beth, daughter of Thomas Vaughan of Bred- sheriff of Cardiganshire in 1673. wardine, by Elinor, bis wife, daughter of Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Thomas Robert Lord Whitney, and had a son and Lloyd, of Llanvairclydoge, and had issue, successor,
1. THOMAS, his heir. SIR THOMAS JOHnes, knight of Abermarles
II. James, of Dolecothy, whose son, and Haroldston, in Pembrokeshire, sheriff
Thomas, of Dolecothy and Penyof Carmarthenshire in 1541, and of Cardi
bont, eventually inherited the reganshire in 1544, was first knight for the
presentation and estates of the county of Pembroke. He m. Mary daugh
elder branch of the family. ter and heir of James Berkeley, second son ul. Henry, of Brunant Cayo, s.p. of Maurice Lord Berkeley, and widow of 1. Winifred, m. to Robert Birt, esq. of Thomas Perrot of Haroldstone, and by her, Llandygwy. who wedded thirdly Sir Robert Whitney, II. Elizabeth, m. to Richard Jones of had issue,
Abermead. 1. Henry (Sir), of Abermarles, from The eldest son,
whom sprang the family of Jonnes Thomas Johnes, esq. of Llanvairclydoge, of that place, now extinct in the male sheriff of Cardiganshire in 1705, m. Anne, line.
daughter of David Lloyd of Crynoryn, and
had (with two daughters, Grace, the wife of
now rector of Welwyn, Herts. Lewis Vaughan, esq. and Elizabeth, m. first,
This gentleman has taken the to Gwyn Williams of Penpont, and second
surname of KNIGHT. He has ly, to John Williams, of Edwinsford,) a son
al daughter, Louisa, m. to John and successor,
Shelley, esq. eldest son of Sir Thomas Johnes, esq. of Llanvairclydoge,
John Shelley, bart. who represented Cardiganshire in parliament
Elizabeth, m. to John Hanbury Wilfrom 1713 to 1722. He m. first, Jane, dau.
liams, esq. and heiress of William Herbert of Hafody
Anne. chtryd, and secondly Blanch, daughter of 11. John, of whom presently. David Van, esq. of Lanwern—but dying is J. Elizabeth, m. to John Lewis, esq. sueless in 1733, he devised his estates (will 1. Mary-Anne, m. to John Hughes, esq. dated 28th May, 1733) to his cousin,
of Tymawr, d. s. p. THOMAS Sohnes, esq. of Dolecothy and III. Grace, d. unm. Penybont, who m. Mary Anne, daughter and iv. Catherine, m. to George Lewis, esq. co-heir of Jeremiah Powell of Cwmmele, of Barnsfield. Radnorshire, and had issue,
The second son, 1. THOMAS, of Llanvairclydoge and Croft John Johnes, esq. was of Dolecothy. He Castle, Herefordshire, M.P. for Rad
m. Jane, daughter of Hector Rees, esq. of norshire, m. Elizabeth, daughter and Court Pembrey, in Carmarthenshire, (see heir of Richard Knight, esq. of Croft- Vol. iii. p. 226) and had issue, Castle, by Elizabeth his wife, daugh 1. John, his heir. ter of Samuel Powell, esq. of Stan
1. JANE, m. to her cousin, Thomas Johnes edge, (see Vol. iii. p. 573) and had
esq. of Hafodychtryd. THOMAS, of Hafodychtryd, in Car
11. Mary-Anne, n. first, to the Rev. John diganshire, M.P. for Cardigan
Lloyd, of Brunant, and, secondly, to in 1774 (the election of which
John Phillips, esq. of Llandelo.
IV. Charlotte, d. unmarried.
John Johnes, esq. of Dolecothy, who m. 1807, and 1812 for Cardiganshire, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John Bowen, of which county he was lord-lieu- esq. of Maesllanwrthwl, and had issue, tenant. He was likewise auditor
1. John, his heir.
1. Elizabeth, m. to William Bonville, of Monmouthshire, and secondly,
esq. of Carmarthen.
II. Mary-Anne, m. to Walter Lloyd, without surviving issue, 230 April
esq. of London. 1816, aged 67, bis only daughter Mr. Johnes d. 12th September, 1815, and
iv. Charlotte, d. unmarried. Maria Anne having predeceased
was succeeded by his son, the present him unm. Part of the mansion
John Johnes, esq. of Dolecothy. of Hafodychtryd having been accidentally burnt, 13th March, Arnis.-Arg. a chev. sa. between three 1807, Mr. Johnes rebuilt it in its ravens ppr. within a bordure invected gu. former grandeur, and the mag- bezantée. nificent structure is now the pro Crest-Two battle-axes, saltierwise sa.
perty of the Duke of Newcastle. Motto-Deus pascit corvos. Samuel, in holy orders, formerly Estates—In the county of Carmarthen.
fellow of All Souls, Oxford, and Seut-Dolecothy, in Carmarthenshire.