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Tristram Dillington, esq. of Knighton George, in the Isle of Wight, son of Anthony Dillington, esq. of the ume place, left by Jane, his wife, daughter of Nicholas Martin, eaq. of Achilhainpton, in Dorsetshire, one son and two daughters, viz.
Robbbt, his heir.
Barbara, in. to John Bayley, esq. of London.
Ann, m. to Francis Alexander, esq. The son and heir,
i. Robert Dillington, esq. of Knighton George, was crested a Baronet in 1628. He m. first, Habell, daughter of Sir Humphrey Forster, knt. of Berkshire, and secondly, Catherine, sister of Richard, Lord Gorges; by the former of whom he had, inter alios, a son,
Robert, who predeceased his father, leaving with others, a son, Robert, successor to his grandfather,and a daughter, Habell,m. to Sir William Meux, hart, of Kingston, in Hants. ■Sir Robert died in 1604, and was s. by his grandson,
ii. Sir Robert Dillington, who m. first, Jane, rfaaghterof John Freke, esq. of Shrowton, and secondly, Hannah, daughter of William Webb,citixen of London, and dying about the year 1687, was *. by his eldest son, in. Sir Robert Dillington, who died unm.in two yean after his father, and was *. by his brother,
iv. Sib John Dillington, who died s. p. about 1712, and was J. by his half-brother,
v. Sir Tristram Dillington, major in the guards, at whose decease, issueless, in 1721, the Baronetcy tTame Extinct.
drsu—Gu. a lion saliant or.
with John, of Durham, for the manor of Great Munden, in the same county. Some considerable lapse of time afterwards,
William Dixwell, lineally of the same stock, having m. Margaret, daughter and heir of Adam Sampson, of Coton, in the county of Warwick, removed from Tingreth, in Bedfordshire, and settled there. He was s. by his son,
William Dixwell, esq. who m. Anne, sister and heir of Henry Mitchel, esq. of Dodford, in Northamptonshire, and left a son and heir,
John Dixwell, esq. Thisgentiemanwedded, Mary, daughter of Humphrey Grey, esq. of Enville, in Staffordshire, and was s. by his son,
William Dixwell, esq. whom. Elizabeth, daughter of John Knight, esq. of Brookehoult, in the county of Northampton, and left a son and heir,
Charles Dixwell, esq. of Coton, who m. Abigail, daughter of Henry Herdson, esq. of Stourton, in Lincolnshire, and had issue,
i. William,who inherited Coton. (See Dixwell,
of Cotton Hall, Extinct Baronets.)
He (Charles) lies buried in Churchover, in the county of Warwick, where on a large alabaster monument, fixed to the south wall, are the images of a man and his wife, kneeling at a desk between them, with four sons and one daughter; on the top, a shield on the right hand, with the arms of Dixwell, another on the left,—or, a cross, between twelve billets, sable, between four fleurs delis, gules, and in the middle, quarterly, 1. The arms of Dixwell; 2. Or, across, between twelve billets, sa. with this inscription:
This Monument was erected, Anno Dom. 1041, in
The youngest son,
I. Sir Basil Dixwell, bart. having inherited from his maternal uncle, John Herdson, considerable estates at Folkestone, and in other parts of Kent, transplanted himself into that county, and settled at Terlingham, where he continued until the year 1622, when he removed to Broome, in the same county, a manor of his, on which he had recently erected a handsome mansion house. He served the office of sheriff in the 2nd year of Charles I. and was created a Baronet by that monarch, 18th February, 1627. He died unm. in 1641, when the Baronetcy became Extinct, and bis estates devolved, under his will, upon his nephew,
Mark Dixwell, esq. son of his brother William, who in. Elizabeth, daughter of Matthew, and sister and heir of William Read, esq. of Folkestone, by which lady (who wedded, secondly, Sir Henry Oxenden, bart.) he had a son and heir,
i. Basil Dixwell, esq. of Brome, in the county of Kent, who was created a Baronet by King Charles II. 18th June, 1660. Sir Basil m. Dorothy, daughter and coheir of Sir Thomas Peyton, bart. of Knowlton, and had issue,
Basil, his successor.
Elizabeth, one of the maids of honour to Queen
Mary, m. to George Oxenden, LL.D. master of
Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and by him, (who w*»
third son of Sir Henry Oxenden, bart. of I/cue, and died in 1704,) left two sons, Henry and
George Oxenden, the older, succeeding his uncle
in 1708, became
Sir Henry Oxenden, fourth baronet,of Dene,
in Kent, but dying #. p. was 5. by his brother.
Sir George Oxbndkn, fifth baronet, M.P. for
Sandwich, who m. in 1720, Elizabeth, eldest
daughter and co-heir of Edmund Dunch
esq. of Little Withenham, Berks, and had
Sir Henry Ox En Den, sixth baronet, father
Sir Basil was s. at his decease by his only son,
if. Sir Basil Dixwell, bart. auditor of the Excise, and governor of Dover Castle, in which latter post he continued the greater part of the reign of William III. He was also M.P. for the town and port of Dover. In the reign of Queen Anns, he was dismissed from his employments, but restored at the accession of George I. He Hi. first, Dorothy, daughter of Sir John Temple, bart. of East Sheen, Surrey; and secondly, (his first wife dying about the year 1718,) Catherine, daughter of William Longueville, esq. son of Sir Thomas Longueville, of Bradwell Abbey, Bucks, baronet of Nova Scotia, but bad issue by neither. He d. 25th March, 1750, when the Baronetcy became Extinct, and the estates devolved, under his will, upon his nephew, George Oxenden, esq. who, in consequence, assumed the name of Dixwell ; but that gentleman dying unmarried in 1753, they are now in the possession of Sir Henry Oxenden.
Arms -Argent, a cheveron gules, between three fleurs-de-lis.
DIXWELL, OF TIRMNGHAM.
Created 18th Feb. 1627-8.—Extinct in 1641. Refer to Dixwell of Broome.
DIXWELL, OF COTON HALL.
Created 11th June, 1716.—Extinct 14th Jan. 1757.
This was the senior branch of the family, from which the Dixwells of Broome, and of Tirlingham, in Kent.
Charles Dixwell, esq. of Coton Hall, in the county of Warwick, m. Abigail, daughter of Henry Herdson, esq. of Stourton, in Lincolnshire, and had issue, William, his successor. Edward. Humphry. Basil. Barbara. He d. in 1591, and was s. by his eldest son.
William Dixwell, esq. of Coton Hall, who wedded Elizabeth, daughter of Roger Brent, esq. of Pillerton,
in Warwickshire, and had several children. Hi< grandson,
Brent Dixwell, esq. of Coton Hall. m. Asa*. daughter of John Sandys, esq. of Loveline, in fa county of Worcester, and had issue,
William, his successor.
John, died aged twelve, 27th March, 1701.
He d. 10th June, 1600 ; his wife in 1692. He was t fcj his elder son,
i. William Dixwell, esq. of Coton HaU.higbtt*riff of Warwickshire, in the 3rd of George I., rutted a Baronet, by that monarch, 11th June, l»& He m. in 1712, Mary, daughter of Sir Roger Cm, bart. of Stanford,* but that lady died 11th Februn, 1712-13, in less than a year after her marriage, wittee issue, and Sir William remained afterwards a wi&TC ■ He d. 14th January, 1757, when the Baronetct became Extinct.
Arms—See Dixwell of Broome.
Peter Dormer, esq. of Lee Grange, Bocks, yoanrff son of Geoffrey Dormer,* esq. of West Wycombe, r* Ursula, his wife, daughter and heir of Bartholin** Collingridge, died 1st April, 1555, leaving by Agoes his first wife, daughter of Thomas Cowper, esq- d Quainton, a son and successor,
Gabriel Dormer, esq. of Lee Grange and Pontes, who m. Bridget, daughter of Thomas Lorett, esq- rf Astwell, and by her, who wedded, secondly, J<& Hawtrey, esq. of Chequers, in Bucks, had a son.
Peter Dormer, esq. of Lee Grange and Pon**> who m. in 1650, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Fk*wood, esq. of the Vache, and dying 3rd December, 1583, was J. by his son,
Sir Fleetwood Dormer, of Lee Grange and Par ston, who in. Mary, third daughter of Sir Eaariy Isham, of Braunston, and widow of Edward Re*^esq. of Cottesbrooke, by whom he had issue,
i. John, his heir. II. Peter, in. Fleetwood (Sir), of Arte Court, in GlosxwtfT
shire; emigrated to Virginia, iv. Euseby.
i. Margaret. Ii. Dorothy. in. Mary, m. to William Shepherd, of RoUwrigiiL
Sir Fleetwood d. 1st February, 1938 9, and was t H his son.
• By his second wife, Mary, sister of the Right Hon. William Bromley, speaker of the House of Common*, and secretary of state, temp. Queen Anne.
+ From Geoffrey Dormer's eldest son, Sir WiBi* Dormer, descends the Baron Dormer.
Jons Dormeb, esq. of Lee Grange and Puraton, btrrister-st-law, who m. Katherine, daughter and heir of Thomas Woodward, esq. of Ripple, in Worcestershire, and had issue,
i. John (Sir), In- heir.
it. Ron It, who inherited Lee Grange and Pnrston on the demise of hi* nephew, Sir William, and was M.P. for Backs. He eventually became a judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He m, Mary, daughter and co-heir of Sir Richard Blake, of London, and dying 16th September, 1720, left four daughters, his co-heirs, viz.
Cither In I.
El Izabi in, m. to John, Lord Fortescue, of
C redan. Ricarda, m. to John Packhurst, esq. of Catesby. in. Fleetwood, barrister-at-law, M. P. for Chipping W ycomb.
i. Mary, at. to Sir John Busby, of Addington, in
Bocks. it. Catherine, m. to John Packhurst, esq. of Catesby, M. P.
The eldest son,
!■ Job* Dormer, esq. of Lee Grange and Purston, w«created G MT, in 1061. Hem. Susanna, daughter and co-heir of Sir Richard Brawne, of Allscott, hi Gloucestershire, and dying 7th November, 1675, left, with a daughter, Susanna, wife of Francis Sheldon, esq. of Abberton, in Worcestershire, a son and (accessor.
ii. Sia William Dormer, of Lee Grange and Pur■ten, tt whose decease, unmarried, 9th March, 1735-6, aged fifty-seven, the Baronetcy became Extinct.
Arm*— Ax. ten billets or, 4, 3, 2, and 1; on a chief of the second a demi-lion issuant sa.
Willuii Dovolas, esq. of Newton Stuart, or Newf>a Douglas, in Wigtonshire, married Grisel M'hean, *'• - had three sons, John, James, and William. The Esse*,
Jobs Ducclss, esq. of Newton Douglas, married ■>ry, daughter of James Heron, of Pennington, and **d five sons and a daughter, viz.
i. Wiluam. his heir.
it- Jssnes, of Orchaxdton, in Kirkcudbright and of Gretna Green, in Dumfries, m. Elizabeth, daughter of William Douglas, Sr. of Worcester, and had a son William, and three daughters. Sarah, Mary, and Matilda.
in John, died nmn.
m George, of New York, whom. Margaret, daugh
ter of Peter Corrie, esq. and had issue, George, William, Elizabeth, Margaret, Harriot, and Elizabeth. r. Samuel, of Crae and Cannick, in Kirkcudbright, merchant, m. Elizabeth, daughter of William Stephenson, esq. of London, and had an only daughter, Elizabeth, i. Margaret, m. to David M'Haffie, merchant. The eldest son,
i. William Douglas, esq. of Castle Douglas, in Kirkcudbright, and of Newton Douglas, in Wigtonshire, was created a Baronet in 1801, but dying unm. in 1809, the title became Extinct.
Arm*—Az. on a chev. or, between two lions, counter rampant arg. baronially crowned of the second in chief, and in base, a lymphad with sails furled also of the Second, three mullets of the field: on a chief per pale arg. and gold, on the dexter side a human heart ensigned with a regal crown, and on the sinister a thistle leaved and seeded, all ppr.
Arthur Downing, esq. of Lexham.in Norfolk, (son of Geoffrey Downing, by Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Wingfield,esq. of Dunham Magna.) m. Susan,daughter (and co-heir with her sister Anne, wife of John Wingfield, esq. of Upton,) of Thomas Calybut, esq. of Castle Acre, in Norfolk, and had a son,
Calybut Downing, esq. of Shennington, in Gloucestershire, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Wingfield, *>sq. of Upton, in Northamptonshire, by Elizabeth, his wife, sister of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, treasurer to Queen Elizabeth, and was father of
Calybut Downing, who became a commoner in Oriel College, Oxford, in 1023, and subsequently entering into holy orders, was made rector of Hickford, in Buckinghamshire, and of WTest Ildesley,in Berkshire; which latter he afterwards exchanged for the living of Hackney, in Middlesex. He m. Margaret, daughter and co-heir of Robert Brett, D.D. and dying in l left two sons,
i. George (Sir), his heir.
n. Henry, whose son Col. Adam Downing, was a distinguished officer in King William Iii.'b army in Ireland. His descendant and representative's thepresentGEORGE Alexander Fullkrton, esq. of Westwood, in Hampshire, and of BalHntoy Castle, in Ireland. (See Burke's Commoners, vol. iv. p. 298.) The elder son,
i. Sir Georcb Downino, of East Hatley, in Cambridgeshire, was created a Baronet, 1st July, 1663. This distinguished person, who acted a prominent part in the eventful period in which he lived, was sent, during the Protectorate, ambassador to the States General of Holland. He sat for several years in par-. liament; and after the Restoration, became secretary of the treasury, teller of the exchequer, and one of his majesty's commissioners of customs. With Sir George Downing, when secretary of the treasury, originated the important act of the 17 Charles II. " To make all the money that was to be raised by this bill to be applied only to those ends to which it was given, which was the carrying on of the war, and to no other purpose whatsoever, or by what authority soever." This important innovation, and one which was the origin of estimates being laid before the House of Commons, was the more necessary in that reign, as it was well known the public service was much injured by the application of money to the purposes of the pleasures of the court, instead of the interests and defence of the country. Sir George Downing was opposed violently by Lord Clarendon, who was such a slave to his narrow prepossessions, that he would rather see the dissolute excesses he abhorred derive nourishment from that revenue which had been allotted to maintain the national honour, and which, by its deficiencies thus aggravated, had caused the navy to be laid up, and the coasts to be left defenceless, than suffer them to be restrained by the only power to which thoughtless luxury would submit. In lo70,Sir George Downing proceeded again as ambassador to Holland, on the recall of Sir W. Temple, and remained there until 1672, when the war again broke out. He m. a lady greatly distinguished for beauty, Frances, fourth daughter of Sir William Howard, knt. of Naworth Castle, in Cumberland, and sister to the first Earl of Carlisle, and dying in 168-1, left issue, ii Oxfordshire, as appears by Domesday-Book and the abbey books of Oscnay, by Oxford, and of Misaenden, □ Bucks. Of both which abbies the family were bunders, temp. Henry I. and were also great benefacsrs to the abbies of Abbington, Eynsham, Godston, ind Thame, in England, as well as to several others n France. The family likewise built the castle and nidge at Oxford, A.D. 1071, which was then their anient seat, and new made the walls about the same ity. Robert D'Oyly was king's constable and feudal iaron of Hokenorton in Oxfordshire. He m. Algitha, laughter and heir of Wigotus, a noble Saxon, Lord of ■Vallingford, by whom he had an only daughter and mi,
l. George (Sir), his heir, ii. Willliam d. s. p.
in. Charles, comptroller of the customs, who m. Sarah, daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Garrard, hart, and d. 15th April, 1740, leaving a son, Jacob (Sir), who f. as fourth baronet.
i. Frances, m. to John Cotton, esq. son and heir
of Sir John Cotton, hart. it. Philadelphia, m. to Sir Henry Pickering, bart.
of Whaddon. in. Lucy, tn. to Sir Richard Bulkeley, bart. of Old
Baron, iv. Mary, tn. to Thomas Barnardiston, esq. of Bury. r. Anne. His eldest son,
Ii. Sir George Downing,of East Hatley,oneof the tellers ot the exchequer temp. James II. m. Catherine, eldest daughter of James, Earl of Salisbury, by Margaret his wife, daughter of John, Earl of Rutland, and had an only son,
in. Sir George Downing, of Kant Hatley, knight
of the bath, and jf ounorr of Utotomng College,
Cambridge. He m. Miss Forester, daughter of Sir William Forester, knt. of Watling-street, in Shropshire, and died s. p. in 1740. By a will dated in 1717, he devised all his property to his cousin and heir, Sm Jacor Downing; and in case that gentleman's line failed, he directed the foundation of a College at Cambridge, which latter event, after much litigation, took place in 1800. Sir George represented Dunwich in parliament. His aforesaid cousin and heir,
iv. Sir Jacob Downing m. a daughter of — Price, esq. but died without issue in 1764, when the BaroNetcy became Extinct. Sir Jacob's widow wedded, secondly, Admiral Sir George Bowyer, bart.
Arms— Barry of eight arg. and vert, over all a gryphon rampant or.
Charles Doyle, esq.of Bramblestown.in theeoaitT of Kilkenny, son of William Doyle, esq. of ClonraesT. in Carlow-shire, married Elizabeth, daughter of utf Rev. Nicholas Milley, of Johnville, and dying in Ir#. left issue,
William, harrister-at-law, king's counsel, and na* ter in chancery, in Ireland, m. twice, and toi issue.
Nicholas-Milley, in holy orders, had two vmCharles, and John-Milley (Sir), lieutenant^ in the army,late M.P.for the county of Carlo*
John, of whom presently.
Welbore-EUis, a major-general in the army,fuse of the present Sir Francis Hastings Dotll bart.
Catherine, m. to the Rev. Thomas Bushe.
The fourth son,
1. Sir John Dotle, G.C.B. and K.C. a general u the army, colonel of the 87th regiment, and goverre* of Charlemont, was created a Baronet in 1825, bo: dying unmarried, 8th August, 1834, the title
Arms—Arg. three stags' heads erased go- within ■ bordure company or and az. on a canton sa. a patbranch in bend sinister under it the word" Egypt.
Maud D'oyly, Lady of Walingford, who inheriting the spirit of her ancestors, valiantly defended tbe Empress Maud in her castle of Walingford. She m. first, Miles Crispin,and secondly, Brian Pitz Count, Lord of Bergavenny.
lobert and his wife Algitha, were buried in the abbey if AMngton, to which, and St. Mary's Church there, bey were bountiful benefactors. He was s. in the Sarony of Hocknorton by his brother,
NiciLL D'oyly, who was king's constable, temp* A'iluak Rm/us. This Nigellcame in at the Conquest nth hia two brothers, Robert, whom he inherited rom, and Gilbert D'oyly who had grants of lands uso in Oxfordshire. He (Nigell) m. the Lady Agnes, md had two sons; Foulk, the younger, was buried at £rsham, A.D. 11)6. The elder,
RnstiT D'oyly, succeeded his father as king's unstable, and in the barony of Hocknorton. He m. 'niitht, daughter of Foru, Lord of Greystock, and had wo sons and a daughter, viz.
Hexry, his successor.
GtLStRT.anceStOTOftheD'OYLXYS Of CHISELHAMPTON.
Editha, s«. to Gilbert Basset, of Bicester, in Oxfordshire.
"bi* Robert built the Abbey of Misscnden, and richly ndowed it. He likewise founded the celebrated Abbey 4 Ostney, at the request of his wife, anno 1129, and are lands to it in the 30th Henry 1. He was s. by ia elder son,
Hkxry D'oyly, Baron of Hokenorton, and king's (ratable. He m. Margaret, daughter of Humphry tobon, Earl of Hereford, and had issue.
MiacERY, heir to her brothers.
it was i. by his elder son*
Hikrt D'oyly, Baron of Hokenorton, and king's ■oosUbK This feudal lord had two wives, but leavH w> snrtiving issue, was s. at his decease (which "furred in Austria, in his return from Jerusalem, whiter he had accompanied King Richard I.), by liis injther,
Roust D'oyly, Baron of Hokenorton, and king's instable, at whose decease, issueless, the estates dc'oNed upon his eldest sister,
MittctT D'oyly, who m. Henry de Newburgh, f.fth Earl of Warwick, and was mother of Thomas, the nuh Earl. Thus terminated the male line of the elder branch of the family of D'Oyly, but it was continued '•Hboat however the honors and estate) through Gilbert D'Oyly's (the younger brother of the first feudal ***dj eldest son,
Robert D'oyly, who was s. by his son,
John D'oyly, of Wremham, father of
Roger D'oyly who removed to his seat of Pus-hall, or Pushil, held under the crown, by the tenure of presenting yearly to the king a table cloth of three shillings price, or three shillings for all services. He was s. by his eldest son,
Roger D'oyly, father of
Robert D'oyly, who left a son and heir,
Richard D'oyly, father of
Thomas D'oyly, who purchased the estate of Jut* den in 1384. He ;». Alicia, daughter of Atlude, of Woburn, and was s. by his son,
William D'oyly, who m. Isabella, daughter of — More, cousin and next heir of the Lady Cheyney, of Hinton, and had issue,
Richard, his successor, a learned and mortified priest.
Margaret, m. to John Warfield.
Isabella, m. to Thomas Wickham, of SwalcluTe.
He d. in 1424, and was s. by his son,
Richard D'oyly, who d. in 1435, and was s. by his cousin,
William D'oyly, who rf. in 1449, leaving a son and heir,
John D'oyly, a famous soldier in France. He bought Southland, and marrying Isabella, daughter and co-heir of Richard More, of Burgfield, Berks, was *. by his son,
Thomas D'oyly, who was seated at Marlow, but purchased, with his son John, Chiselhampton, which continued afterwards the designation of the family. He m. first, Alice Curson, an heiress, and secondly, another Alice, daughter of — Hall, of Oxenbridge, in Wiltshire, and widow of Sir William Cotesmore, by her he had no issue, but by his first wife, left several sons and daughters. The eldest son and heir,
John D'oyly, esq. of Chiselhampton, in the county of Oxford, m. Frances, sister and co-heir of Sir Christopher Edmonds, knt. (maid of honour to Queen ElizaBeth) and had a numerous family. He was s. by his eldest son,
Sir Robert D'oyly, knt. " a great courtier in the reign of Queen Elizabeth," who m. Elizabeth, daughter of the lord keeper, Sir Nicholas Bacon, and was killed at the black assizes, at Oxford, by the stench of the prisoners, together with many other persons of distinction, anno 1577. He d. s. p. and was s. by his brother,
John D'oyly, esq. who m. Ursula, sister of Sir Anthony Cope, hart, of Hanwell, and had issue,
Cope (Sir), his successor.
Margery, m. to George Barston, esq.
Elizabeth, m. first in 1597, to Francis Harvey, esq.
secondly, to Sir Robert Browne,bart. and thirdly,
to Sir Guy Palmes, knt.
Rum ford, in Essex.
Goddard, esq. of Englexham, younger brother of
Thomas Goddard, esq. of Swindon, in Wiltshire.
He was s. at his decease by his son,
Sir Cope D'oyly, who is characterised as " a noble and renowned knight, at that time the honour of this ancient and honourable house." He m. Martha, daughter, of James Quarles, esq. of Rumford, and had a mi