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ford with a gold medal, bearing the follow

ried in the naval hospital of Great ing inscription :

Yarmouth, in 1808, where he is bu

ried. " On the 29th June, 1799, this medal was

IV. Frederick-William, b. at Grange, voted by the corporation of Wexford, to Edward Perceval, esq. first lieutenant of the Wex

8th March, 1795, an ensign in the ford Yeoman Cavalry, for his great gallantry

Wexford militia, died unmarried at in attending his captain, James Boyd, esq.

Barntown House, in January, 1814, who at the head of his lieutenant and eight and was buried in Wexford, 18th of privates of his troop, was the first to enter

the same month. the town, on the 21st June, 1798, then in the v. George, b. at Grange, 25th June, possession of the rebels, and thereby reliev 1796, baptized at Killinick, 17th Noing many of the loyal inhabitants, who ex

vember following, buried in Wexpected a general massacre.

ford, 5th December, 1801. “ EBENEZER JACOB, Mayor.”

vi. Robert, b. at Grange, 10th NovemMr. Perceval married at Wexford, 31st ber, 1797, and baptized as an adult October, 1788, Mary, daughter of Robert

in Killurin parish, in the county of Woodcock, esq. of Killowen, in the same

Wexford, settled at Great Hayessame county, and relict of Ralph Evans,

town, in the same county. He m. at esq. uncle of John, sixth and present Baron Wexford, 4th July, 1829, Sarah, Carbery, by whom (who d. 8th and was

eldest daughter of William Harvey, buried 10th November, 1803, at Wexford,)

esq. of Killiane lodge, in the same he had issue,

county, and dying 19th October, 1836, 1. JAMES, bis heir, now of Barntown

was buried in Wexford, 23rd of the House.

same month, having had issue, 11. Edward, b. at Grange, 9th June,

1. Anne-Maria, d. 1st and buried 1792, baptized at Killinick, 17th same

4th June, 1831, in Wexford. month, an officer in the navy, who

2. Mary had passed for his lieutenancy, when

3. Sarah. he was killed 6th Jan. 1813, board

4. Anne. ing an enemy's vessel in the Adriatic, VII. Nelson, b. at Grange, 15th Deand was buried on one of the small

cember, 1799, baptized with his broislands called Li Brioni, off the cape

ther Robert, died 5th July, 1821, of Istria ; his captain, the present

unm. and buried 7th of the same Earl Cadogan, and officers of the month at Wexford. His will, dated Havanna frigate, caused a handsome 21st April, of the same year, was monument to be erected to his me

proved in Dublin. mory in the church of St. Iberius, in

1. Jane, baptized at Wexford, 9th SepWexford, bearing the following inscription :

tember, 1789, buried there 27th Ai

gust, 1790. “ Sacred to the memory of Mr. Ed. Edward Perceval died at Wexford, 21st ward Perceval, late Masters-Mate in October, 1809, where he was buried. His the Royal Navy, who fell gallantly will, dated 29th March, 1809, was proved in figbting in his country's cause, in an attack upon an enemy of far superior His eldest son is the present James PERCE

Dublin, 29th November, of the same year. force, in a boat belonging to His Majesty's frigate, Havannah, Captain The Val, of Barntown House. Honourable George Cadogan, on the 6th January, 1813, on the coast of Istria, Arms— Argent, on a chief indented gules, aged 21 years.

three crosses pattee or. “ His amiable heart and noble dispo

Crest-A thistle proper. sition, secured himn the friendship and esteem of all who knew him, whilst his Supporters*—Two eagles volant sable. public conduct ever entitled bim to the approbation of those officers with whom he served, in testimony whereof, the • The several branches of this family have the Captain and Officers of the Havannah unusual privilege of bearing supporters to their bave erected this monument to his me arms, as is evident from the ensuing authority, mory, as a sincere tribute to departed copied from the original entry from the Office of worih, as well as of their admiration of Arms, London.

the heroic manner in which he fell." “ This is to certify all whom it may concern, III. Charles - John, b. at Grange, 8th glass windows in the house of Weston, in the

that it appears from the ancient paintings in the September, 1793, bapt. 13th of the county of Somerset, that the family of Perceval, following month, at Killinick, a mid- of the line of Weston, of which the Earl ofEgshipman on board the Stately, 64 mont is the chief, have borne and used for supguns, Captain Parker, died unmar porters to their arms, two eagles sable, as depicted

Motto-Over the crest YVERY; under the shield Per-SE-VALENS.

Estates- In the county of Wexford.

Seat-Barntown House,* three miles west from Wexford, on the river Slaney.

and blazoned in a book marked 3d D. 14. p. 182 plied the fort of Carrig with provisions, one mile and 186, (in the Office of Arms, London,) from distant: bence the name of the townland. the time of King Edward 1.

Giraldus Cambrensis states, anno 1170, that “Witness our hands as waiters of the month, the men of Wexford, determined to build a fort to

“ Fitz Stephen justly dreading the instability of this 16th day of April, and in the 13th year of the keep them in perpetual awe. He chose for his reign of George the Second, King of Great Bri- situation a place called Carrig, about two miles tain, France, and Ireland, Annoque Dom. 1740.

distant from the town, defended on two sides by a Green, Signed ( Richard Mawson, Portcullis.”

precipice, and on the other by a deep navigable river."

The ruins of the fort are to be seen at this day, • On the lands of Barntown stands a castle and there is a tower or square castle called Fitz said to have been built in the reign of King John, Stephen's tower, on the opposite side of the Slaas a protection to the barns and granaries that sup- ney still in good preservation.


NICHOLSON, STEPHEN, esq. of Roundhay Park, in the county of York, born January, 1779, m. 1st December, 1807, Sarah, second daughter of Matthew Rhodes, esq. of Campfield, near Leeds.

Mr. Nicholson succeeded 8th February, 1833, on the decease of Elizabeth, relict of his brother, Thomas Nicholson, esq. to the entailed estates of Roundhay Park and Chapel-Allerton.


of Cambridge, a magistrate for the
West Riding of Yorkshire, assumed
by royal licence, dated 13th October,
1827, the surname of his maternal
uncle, Stephen Nicholson, esq. He
was b. 12th Dec. 1803, m. 2nd Octo-
ber, 1827, Martha, third and youngest
daughter and co-heiress of Abram
Rhodes, esq. of Roundhay and Wold,
Newton Hall, in the county of York,
and has issue,

Thomas, b. 18th September, 1829.
Rhodes, b. 19th July, 1830.
Stephen, b. 10th November, 1831.
Albert-Henry, b. 16th July, 1833.

Emily, b. 5th January, 1836.

Hannah. WILLIAM Nicholson, (whose grandfather William Nicholson died in 1812, and was came from Northumberland in 1680, and succeeded by his eldest son, settled in Yorkshire,) married first, in 1761, Thomas Nicholson, esq. of Roundhay Hannah, daughter of Mr. Slater, of Craven, Park, a banker in Leeds and London, to by whom he had a son THOMAS; and se- whom the township of Roundhay is pricondly, Grace, daughter of John Whitaker, marily indebted for the erection of a church, by whom he had issue,

school-house, and alms houses, which have STEPHEN, 6. in 1779.

been built and endowed in furtherance of Mary, m. to Thomas Phillips, of Leeds, his benevolent intention by his brother, merchant, and their eldest son, Stephen Nicholson, esq. Thomas Nichol

William Nicholson Phillips, M.A. son m. Elizabeth, daughter of William

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January, without issuewas , a erased at the neck or, succeeded by his brother, the present Ste- and charged with a cross patée gules. PHEN NICHOLSON, esq. of Roundhay Park.

Motto-Providentia Dei. Arms—Barry of six erminois and gules,

Estates-At Roundhay, Chapel-Allerton, on a chief azure a cross patée argent, be- and Shadwell, in Yorkshire. tween two suns in splendour.

Seat-Roundhay Park.


COLLINS, The Reverend JOHN FERDINANDO, of Betterton, in the county of Berks, b. 15th October, 1812, m. 30th September, 1836, Sarah, daughter of John Hawthorn, esq. of Glenluce, in the county of Wigton, and late of the island of Jamaica, and has issue,

John-FERDINANDO, b. 12th July, 1837.
Mr. Collins succeeded to the estates of his father on attaining his majority.


of West Betterton, in the time of Henry VI. at which time the ancestor of this family, Thomas Collins, was possessed of it, (as lessee) the first in descent. If he was the first Collins settled here originally is not known, then he may be supposed to have ascended out of Shropshire, and tenant in some sort to Lord Strange, of Knocking, in Shropshire, where in the Hundred of Hodnet, the family of Collins is recorded in Domesday. But the common report of the country was that this family is much ancienter in this place of Betterton, and I am induced to believe so, because there are no vestigia mentioning of any preceding family."

Thomas Collins, of Betterton, temp. HEN

RY VI, had a son, The family of Collins is of great antiquity in the county of Berks, but appears to

John Collins, b. Ist HENRY VII. Of have come originally from the county of this gentleman it is recorded in a lease now Salop; for in Doomsday Book, the name is in the possession of the family, that in the found as possessing property in the hundred time of HENRY VII. a lease for forty years of Hodnet, in that county. The family have

was granted by the Prior of Poughley to held the estate of Betterton from the reign himself and Joan his wife: he had issue, of HENRY VI. descending from father to John Collins, b. 13th HENRY VIII. to son, to the present time.

whom and his wife Joan, daughter of CoxWhether they were inhabitants of these edge, of Ginge, in the county of Berks, the parts previous to HENRY VI. is not exactly second lease of Betterton was granted in known; but in an old family record, written the time of HENRY VIJI. of whom nothing by John Collins, the seventh in descent, is so much remarkable, as that he was a (living 1640,) we find the following account, Wickliffe, and persecuted for his religion, entitled,

and it is supposed some of his predecessors “To the memory of posterity the history were, as appears ex Reg. Epis. Lincolo. of the family of Collins of Betterton. By his wife, Joan, he had issue,

“ John, Lord Strange, of Knocking, in John Collins, b. 1 MARY, who it apShropshire, for want of issue, as the manner pears likewise suffered for his religion, and of the times was, for the health of his soul, had his lease sold over his head, to one gave to the Priory of Poughley, the Manor William Cottestord, of. Ludgershall, who

d. s. p.



sold it again to the said John for the sum of FERDINANDO, bis beir.
£100. as appears by a lease now extant. Charles, died without issue.
He m. Joan, daughter of Blagrove, of Lorenzo, died without issue.
Elton, in the county of Berks, and had an Anna-Maria.
only son,

The eldest surviving son, John Collins, b. temp. ELIZABETH, who m. FERDINANDO Collins, esq. justice of the Joan, daughter of Richard Smallbone, esq. peace for the county of Berks, M.A. of of Steventon, in the county of Berks, and Pembroke College, Oxford, m. Katherine, was s. by his son,

daughter of — Boote, esq. of Deuciss, since John Collins, b. 1609, who by his indus- called Belmon, in the county of Berks, and try considerably enlarged his property, and had issue, left good portions to his children. He m. Maria, daughter of Richard Dew, csq. of

Ferdinando, b. 28th February, 1746, Harwell, in the county of Berks, and had a son and successor,

John, heir to his father. John COLLINS, b. 1640, who m. first, Ann,

Ann, m. to Francis Brownsword Buldaughter of Charles Fetyplace, esq. of Earls lock, esq. of the county of Warwick, Court, Lambourne, in the county of Berks,

and had two sons, Francis and Ferand by that lady (who by the death of her

dinando, both deceased, and four brothers, finally became the heiress of a daughters, Ann, Catharine, Sarah, branch of the Fetyplace family) he had issue,

and Mary. 1. John, b. 27th September, 1664, d.

Katharine, m. Isaac Pickering, esq. of

Foxleaze, Hants, and had with other young

issue deceased,
II. Charles, his heir.
IIJ. Jonathan.

1. Berwick Pickering.

2. Henry Pickering. v. Richard, d. s. p.

1. Katharine Pickering. VI. Thomas.

2. Mary-Ann Pickering. 1. Ann.

3. Eliza Pickering.

4. Louisa Pickering. He m. secondly, Elizabeth, widow of Ricbard

5. Emma Pickering. Matthews, esq. of Hampstead Norris, in the

6. Mary Pickering: county of Berks, and had issue by her,

7. Ann Pickering. VII. Richard,

8. Ellen Pickering. VII. John.

The only surviving son and heir, IX, James.

The Rev. JOHN COLLINS, of Betterton, x. Thomas.

vicar of Cheshunt, b. 6th July, 1753, m. MarJl. Mary.

tha, daughter of James Smith, esq. of RotThe eldest surviving son,

terdam and Hammersmith, and had issue, CHARLES COLLINS, of Pembroke College, JOHN-FERDINANDO, his heir. Oxford, and of the Middle Temple, justice Katharine, m. to the Rev. Giles Dauof the peace of the county of Berks, b. 13th beney, of Lydiard Tregoz, Wilts, June, 1666, heir after the death of his bro

and has had issue, ther, m. first, Ann, eldest daughter of John

Giles-Warren Daubeney,deceased. Head, esq. of Hodcut, in the county of

Giles-Johu Daubeney, 6.23rd June, Berks, and had, with four sons who died be

1833. fore him s. p., two daughters, viz.

Charles-Joseph Daubeney. Charlotte, m. John Saunders, esq. of

Amelia-Elizabeth Daubeney. Woolston, in the county of Berks,

Ellen-Katharine Daubeney. and had issue,

Anna-Maria, m. to the Rev. Benjamin John Saunders.

Morland, of Chilton, Berks, and has


Rose-Louisa Morland.

Elizabeth Morland.

Mr. Collins died 17th March, 1826, and was Frances, m. Richard Hartend, esq. and

s. by his son, the present Rev. John-Ferhad issue,

DINANDO Corlins, of Betterton,
Richard Hartend.
Charles Hartend.

Arms-Vert, a griffin passant or, a chief Charles Collins m. secondly, Elizabeth Cog- erm. hill, of Bletchington, but had no issue; and Crest“-A griffin's head erased vert, crown-thirdly, Ann, eldest daughter of Ferdinando White, esq. of Fryers Court, in the county Motto-Per callem collem. of Berks, and by her had issue,

Estate-Better Berkshire.

ed or.


BRUCE, MISS MARGARET, of Cowden, Perthshire, succeeded her father, Captain William Bruce, of Cowden, on the 22nd January, 1807.


11. CAPTAIN JOHN, who m. Ann, daugh

ter of Mr. Archibald Roberton, of Bedley, by whom he had no sons, but an only daughter, Margaret, who m. John Forbes, esq. of Newhall, and

left issue, III. HENRY, of whom we are about to

treat. The third son,

HENRY Bruce, of Clackmanan, married Jean, daughter of Alexander Bruce, of Kinnaird, and died at the age of eighty, in 1741, being described in the Scots Magazine, and obituaries of the day, as Representative of the family of Bruce." By that lady he had issue,

Alexander, who predeceased him unThe present proprietrix is descended both

married. of the Bruces of Clackmanan, and of the

Henry, his successor. Bruces of Cowden, or Newton, sprung from the family of Airth, an early and distin

Janet, who married William Bruce, of

Newton, afterwards of Cowden, of guished branch of the former.

whom and her descendants in the The direct line of the Bruces, of Clack

sequel. manan—eventually chiefs of all the Bruces in Scotland—having been only seriatim The son and successor, traced down to Sir David Bruce, of Clack Henry Bruce, of Clackmanan, the heir manan, who succeeded in 1405, under the by the death of Alexander, his elder broarticle of Bruce, of Kennet, in the second ther, m. Catherine, daughter of Alexander volume, (p. 485, et seq.) it may be proper | Bruce, of Newton, and sister of William to observe, that the same Sir David, Laird Bruce, of Cowden, his brother-in-law, by or Baron of Clackmanan, was succeeded which lady, who survived him, he had no by John Bruce, of Clackmanan, his son, issue who came to maturity. There is the who was the father of Sir David Bruce of following intimation of his death in the Clackmanan, which last had issue, Sir Da- Scots Magazine for the year 1772 :-“ Died vid Bruce, of Clackmanan, from whom the 8th July, 1772, at Clackmanan Castle, Hendirect male representation and descent was ry Bruce, of Clackmanan, esq. aged 72, decontinuous, and came to centre in Sir scended of John de Bruce, 3rd son of RoHenry Bruce, of Clackmanan, proprietor bert, Lord of Annandale, who was compeof the Barony of Clackmanan in the year titor for the crown of Scotland with John 1669. This

Baliol. He was heir of Sir Robert Bruce, SIR HENRY Bruce, of Clackmanan, m. of Clackmanan, who in 1359 obtained a first, Mary, daughter of Sir Alexander charter from King Robert Bruce, in which Shane, of Sauchie; secondly, Lady Ann he is designated the king's beloved and Ramsay, daughter to the Earl of Dalhousie, faithful cousin, and from whom all the other Countess Dowager of Dundee, and by the families of the name of Bruce in Scotland former had three sons,

are descended." 1. DAVID, his successor, who m. Lady By his death without issue, his represen

Margaret Mackenzie, daughter of tation undoubtedly on the descendants of George, Earl of Cromarty, but died JANET BRUCE, his only sister. This lady without progeny.

by her husband, William Bruce, of New

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