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:; ICH4RD Drcry, esq. of Colnc and Cambridge n, high sheriff of the counties of Cambridge and tingdon in 1676, m. Priscilla, daughter and heir jbert Glapthorne, esq. of Wittlesea, and grandaughif George Glapthorne, esq. one of the gentlemen , M privy chamber, and providers of the army to % Charles 1. and by that lady had issue, Richard, his heir. Glapthorne. ■ lames. Robert.

George, in holy orders, rector of Claydon, Suffolk, si. a daughter of John Clarke, esq. of Ipswich, %v and had a son,

Georgi, A.M. rector of OYerstone and Clay-
don, who m. Miss Cavell, only child of the
late Rev. Richard Cavell, and dying in 1807,
left (with three daughters, Elizabeth, m. to
Samuel Montgomery, esq. lieutenant-colonel
in the army; Miriam, m. to Samuel Duke,
esq.; and Amy, m. to the Rev. William
Butts;) three sons,
Thomas, admiral R. N. who left two sons

both deceased. George, succeeded his father to the ad.- Towson of Claydon and Akenham. His

-.*; »n George died at Bruges, leaving one

son, George, and one daughter. Richard-Vere, an officer in the army, who «. first, Frances, only daughter of Sir George Vandeput, bart. by Mary, his wife, daughter of BaronAugustus Schutz, of Shotover House, near Oxford, and had by her three sons and one daughter, vis.

1. George-vandeput, who m. Char

lotte-Jane,eldest daughter of Henry Thompson, esq. of Kirby Hall, Yorkshire.

2. Augustus-Vere, captain R. N. who

m. Maria, daughter of Captain Smyth, brother of Sir William Smyth, bart. of Hill Hall, Essex.

3. Richard-Vere, d. at Woolwich.

4. Frances-Schutz, m. to Captain Haw

kins, of the East India Company's
military service, and had one son,
deceased, and three daughters,two
of whom still survive, and are both
married in India.
He m. secondly, Susannah, daughter of
the Rev. John Gibson, and granddaugh-
ter of Dr. Gibson, bishop of London, by
whom he had issue,

5. Robert, now residing at Corfu.
i>. Anna, wi. to Captain Agnew.

7. Caroline, m. to the Rev. J. Stewart, rector of Gils ton. Kuafceth, m. to Thomas Skeeles, gent, of Blnnt

•liam, in Huntingdonshire. PrUcilla, m. to the Rev. Robert Beaumont, rector of Witnesham, Suffolk. « rf. in ICO?, and was s. by bis eldest son, KicaiiD Decry, esq. of Colne, who m. Joyce, daugh» >nd >ole heiress, at the death of her brother, of »'im« Beacon, esq. of Ilford, in Essex, and dying, *4 nxrjfiTe, 1st November, 1738, was *. by his ouly

1 Trovai Dri-rv, esq. of Ovcrstone. in Northamp^hir#, Colne, in the county of Huntingdon; and j«* Ilford, in Essex, F. R. S. and M.P, for Maldon, 0 *m created a Baronet by King Gkorcr 11. TM "knury, 1739. Sir Thomas m. Martha, second

daughter of Sir John Tyrell, bart. of Heron, in Essex, and had issue,

Thomas-James-Joseph, b. 4th September, 1738, d.

unm. in the lifetime of his father, 1746. Mart-anne, m. 15th July, 1761, to John, second Earl of Buckinghamshire, and had three daughters and co-heirs, Henrietta,m. first, to Armar, EarlofBelmore, and secondly, to William, Marquis of Lothian. Caroline, m. to William, second Lord Nuffield. Sophia, m. to Richard, second Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. Jocosa-catherine, m. in 1770, to Sir Brownlow Cust, Lord Brownlow, and had an only child! Ethelred-Anne, d. unm. 1788. Sir Thomas Drury died 20th January, 1759, when the Baronetcy Expired, but his estates descended to his daughters in undivided moieties. In August, 1770, the younger of those ladies purchased from the Earl of Buckinghamshire, her late sister's moiety, and in the following October married Sir Brownlow Cust, bart. afterwards Lord Brownlow, who eventually became possessed of the whole Drury estate, in Northamptonshire, which his Lordship sold in 1791, to John Kipling, esq. one of the six clerks in Chancery.

Arms—Arg. on a chief vert, a tau between two mullets pierced or.

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Of this family the first we find mentioned William Drkyden or Dridrn, father of David Dryijen, esq. who m. Isabel, daughter and heir of William Nicholson, esq. of Staffehill, in Cumberland, and was s. by hi- son,

John Dkydkn, esq. who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Cope, knt. of Canons Ashby, and had eight Hons and four daughters. He d. 30th September, 1584, and was 5. by his eldest son,

i. Erasmus Drydkn, esq. of Canons Ashby, in the county of Northampton, who took the degree of bachelor of arts in the university of Oxford 17th June, 1577, levied a fine of the manor on his father's decease, served the office of sheriff" of his county in the 40th of Elizabeth, and again in the 17th of the succeeding reign, in which he was raised to the rank of Baronet, by patent dated 16th November, 1619. Sir Erasmus m. Frances, second daughter and co-heir of William Wilkes, esq. of Hodnel, in Warwickshire, and had issue,

i. John, his successor.

Ii. William, of Famdon, Notts, who m. first, a
daughter of — Cave, esq. of the county of
Leicester, and had a son and two daughters,
John, who succeeded as fourth baronet.
Elizabeth, m. to Ambrose Mayhew,of Grims-

Susanna, »i. to John Spicer.
By his second wife he also had issue.

in. Erasmus, of Tichmarsh, in Northamptonshire, m. Mary, daughter of the Rev. Henry Pickering, D.D. and dying in 1654, had issue,

1. John Dryden, the poet, who m. Lady

Elizabeth Howard, daughter of Thomas,
Earl of Berkshire, and had three sons,
Charles, unfortunately drowned at
Datchet Ferry, near Windsor, died
John, resided at Rome and was in the
service of the Pope. He wrote a
play called " The Husband his own
Erasmus-henry, who inherited aa
fifth baronet.
Dryden d. 1st May, 1701.*

2. Erasmus, who succeeded his nephew, and

became sixth baronet.

3. Henry, d. at Jamaica, but left a son,

Richard, living in 1708.

4. James, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Mr.

Dunch, of London, merchant, and d. in 1004, leaving two daughters.

5. Agnes, in. to Silvester Emelyn, esq. of

Stamford, Lincolnshire.

6. Rose, m. to Dr. Laughton, D.D. of Cat

worth, Huntingdonshire.

7. Martha, m. to Mr. Bletso, of Northamp


8. Frances, m. to Mr. Joseph Sandwell, of

London, merchant. She d. 10th October, 1736, aged nearly ninety. i. Elizabeth, m. to Sir Richard Phillipps, bart. of

Picton Castle. Ii. Mary, m. to Sir Edward Hartopp, bart. of

Freathby, in Leicestershire. in. Dorothy, m. to Edward Salway, esq. of Stanford, in the county of Worcester, M.P. for Droitwi<;h in 1658. (See Burke's ttommoners, vol. i. p. 153.) It. Sasan, m. to Sir John Pickering, bart. of Tichmarsh. Sir Erasmus d. 22nd May, 1632, and was J, by his eldest son,

Ii. Sir John Drtdbn, sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1634, and elected its knight to serve in parliament in 1640, m. first, Priscilla, daughter of James Quarles, esq. of Rum ford, in Essex; and secondly, Anne, daughter of Henry Parvia, esq. of Ruckholts, in the same county; but those ladies died both without issue. Sir John m. thirdly, Honor, daughter of Sir Robert Bevile, knt. of Chesterton, in the county of Huntingdon, and had by her,

i. Robert, his successor.

ii. John, of Chesterton, M.P. for the county of Huntingdon temp. William III. and */. unm. in January, 1707. in. Erasmus, who lived a bachelor at Canons

Ashby. iv. Richard, d. unm. in the twenty-fourth year of

his age.
v. Bevile, if. unm.

vi. Benjamin, a citizen of London, d. issueless.
i. Frances, m. to Ralph Sneyd, esq. eldest son of
William Sneyd, esq. of Keel Hall, Stafford-
Ii. Anne, m. to Walter Pigot, esq. of Chetwynd,
Salop, and bad a son,

Robert Pigot, M.P. for the county of Hntingdon, who inherited the estate of Cat* terton from his uncles. Sir John d. about the year 1658, and was s. sy fc» eldest son,

in. Sir Robert Drtdbn, who died unmarried a the seventy-sixth year of his age, having outlirrdu his brothers, 19th August, 1708, and was buried in & 30th of the same month in the church of Car: Ashby. He left his estate at Canons Ashby to Edviri Dryden, the second son of Erasmus Dryden, of TioY marsh, but the Baronetcy devolved upon hb ceee (refer to William, second son of the first baronet. . iv. Sir John Drydbn, of Parndon, Notts, vbe a Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Luck, of NeTthaausashire, and had issue,

John, killed by a fall from his horse whkfataei

lifetime, d. unm.
Honor, m. to Mr. Joseph Bateman, a ssnjna a

Elizabeth, d. unm.
He was s. at his decease by his cousin,

v. Sir Erasmus-henry Dryden (only ranirc; son of The Pobt), who died unmarried in 1711, via the Baronetcy devolved upon his uncle,

Ti. Sir Erasmus Dryden, whom. Elizabeth,ix& ter of Mr. Edward Martyn, of the city of Westnuas* and had issue,

Edward, who, at the decease of Sir Robert >■■i den in 1708, inherited the estate of Ch*» Ashby, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Edward-Vinson of Sir Thomas Allen, knt. a Turkeys? chant, of London, and dying before his f*it" 3rd November, 1717, left issue,

1. John, successor to his grandfather.

2. Robert

3. Erasmus, in holy orders, rector of His?

stead, Berks, m. in 1747, Miss Blfgn*< and d. s. p.

4. Edward, of Oporto, merchant.

6. Bevile, of Ore, in Berkshire, m* Man.
daughter of — Dubber, esq.of Ciresceiw,
in the county of Gloucester, and had k&
daughters, viz.

Elizabeth, heir to her uncle.
Maria, m. to William Ramsay, esq- a*
Inveresk, and died in 1830, learas.
with three daughters, a Sob, Ma
Turner Ramsay, eaq. of Tusawre, la
Philippa, m. to Thomas Steele, esq-
Anne, d- unm.

6. Elizabeth.

7. Mary, m. to Allen Puleston, esq.

8. Anne.

Elizabeth,m. to Richard Martyn, D.D. prebendtn

of Westminster. Mary, m. to John Shaw, esq. of the Board *-' Green Cloth. He d. 3rd November, 1718, aged eighty-two, tad v* s. by his grandson,

vn. Sir John Dryden, of Canons Ashby, wfce r first, Frances, daughter and heir of Thomas Idttib. esq. of Barraby, in the county of York; and *ecooiHElizabeth, daughter of John Roper, esq. of Berths; stead, Herts, but dying s. p. 21st March, 1770, « Baronetcy Expired; the estates devolved upon ** John's niece.

* Charles Dryden was usher of the palace to his Holiness Clement XL, and, upon his return to England, left bis brother John to officiate in his stead, and was drowned in swimming across the Thames, near Windsor,

in 1704. He wrote several pieces, and translated £* Sixth Satire of Juvenal.

t And was buried in Westminster Abbey, when u* Duke of Buckingham ordered a noble and sarapw*' monument to be erected to his memory.

Elizabeth Dbyden, whom, in 1781, John Turner, esq. brother of Sir Gregory Page Turner. This gentleman assumed the surname of Dryden only in 1701, and was created a Baronet in 1795. Their grandson is the present Ret. Sir John Drtdeh, of Canons Ashby.

Arms— As. a lion rampant, and in chief a sphere wtween two estoiles, or.

Xote.—In Canons Ashby, says Mr. Bridges (Hist, of Northamptonshire), there is one room of thirty feet long upon twenty feet wide, which is reported to be en tired, floored and wainscoted with the timber of a tingle oak which grew in that lordship.

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i. Sia Robert Ducie, kiit. sheriff of London in 1CW, was created a Baronet 28th November, 1029, and Was lord mayor in 1031. He in. Elizabeth, daughter of Alderman Richard Pyott, and had issue, Richard, his successor. Willi* a.

Hugh (Sir), K.B. who had two sons,
William,! , _J. , ,, , .
Robert I *ourtn an" fi^tn baronets.

Robert, whose only daughter,

Elisabeth Ducie, heir of her uncle, Lord Downe, m. Edward Horeton, esq. of Moreton, in Staffordshire, and was mother of Mstthew-Ducie Moreton, created in 1720 Lord Ducie. (See Burke's Peerage and Baronetage.) Sir Robert Ducie accumulated immense wealth in trade. He was hanker to King Charles I., and notwithstanding losing eighty thousand pounds by his majesty, died, it was said, worth more than four hundred thousand pounds. He was At. at his decease, »**nt the year 1834, by his eldest son,

ii- Sib Richard Ducie, bart. who died unmarried in 16545, and was s. by his brother,

ni. Sir William Ducie, bart. who was made a knight of the Bath at the coronation of King Charles II. and raised to the peerage of Ireland as Viscount Dowse. He m. Prances, daughter of Prancis, Lord Seymour, of Troubridge, but dietL, without issue 9th ^ptrnber, 1079, when his estates devolved upon his niece, Elizabeth Ducie (from whom the extant Lords Dicii), and he was s. in the Baronetcy by his nephew,

i*. Sir William Ducie, bart. who d. s. p. and was 'hy his brother,

'. Sie Robirt Ducie, bart. who died unmarried in Na7, 1xb3, when the Baronetcy became Extinct.

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i. Sir John Duck, of Haswell-on-the-Hill, created a Baronet in 1687, was the wealthiest burgess on the civic annals of the city of Durham. His birth, parentage, &c remain in impenetrable obscurity. Hs was bred a butcher, under John Heslop, in defiance of the whole craft, in whose books there still exists a gentle reprimand to Heslop " to forbear to set John Ducke on worke in the trade of a butcher on paine of 39s. lid." John Duck, however, was born to greatness, and grew rich in despite of the butchers, and married die daughter of his benefactor.* He built a splendid mansion in Silver Street, Durham, and endowed an hospital at Lumley, in the palatinate. In the former, a pannel still remains recording his happy rise to fortune. The baronet, then humble JJuck, cast out by the butchers, stands near a bridge in an attitude of despondency, and in the air a raven is seen bearing in his bill a piece of money, which, according to tradition, fell at his feet, and which," being put out to use," was the nucleus on which he wound a splendid fortune. On the right is a view of the mansion house in Silver Street, and on the left the hospital at Lumley. He died without issue, and was buried in St. Margaret's 31st August, 1691, where his wife, " pia, prudens, felix," lies buried beside him. Sir John's large property seems to have gone to Lady Duck's nieces, viz. Elizabeth Heslop, who married George Tweddell. alderman of Durham; and Jane Heslop, who married, first, James Nicholson, of Durham, cordwainer (father of James Nicholson, esq. of West Raiuton, in the county palatine, M. P. for the city of Durham in 1708, who died in 1727, leaving three daughters and co-heirs, viz. June, m. to Thomas, Earl of Strathmore, grandfather to the present earl; Anne, who m. the Hon. Patrick Lyon, brother to the earl; and Mary, who died a spinster); and secondly, Richard Wharton, attorney-at-law. Sir John Duck mentions in his will, Anne, the daughter and only child of his lute brother, Robert Duck, who died before 1091, but appears to have been uncertain of her existence; "if she be alive" are the words used.

At the demise of Sir John Duck the Baronetcy became EXTINCT.

Arms—A fess between three buckles.


Created 11th Jan. 1091-2.—Extinct (date unknown).


i. Sir John Duddleston, a merchant at Bristol, was the first who invited to his house Prince Georck

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This family claimed descent from the Pag An Ells, who were Lords of Dudley soon after the Conquest. Their heir female, Hawtse Paganell, married John 1)e Somerie, and conveyed to her husband the lordship and castle of Dudley, which passed again with a co-heir of that family, Margaret Di Somerie, to the family of Sutton on her marriage with

John De Sutton, who thus obtained Dudley Castle, and his son and heir,

John De Sutton, was summoned to parliament as Baron Sutton of Dudley in 1343. A descendant of his,

John Sutton, assumed the name of Dudley,* and from him is stated to have derived

Thomas De Dudley, who settled at Clapton, in the county of Northumberland, and was one of the lords of Clapton Manor. His grandson,

De Dudley, married, in 1395, Agnes Hotot,

the eventual heiress of the ancient family of Hetet, and from that marriage lineally descended

i. William Dudley, esq. of Clapton, in NoniuiDptonshire, who was created a Baronet 1st August, 1«Sir William »i. first, a daughter of M. de Pletuv, secondly, Jane, daughter of Sir Roger Smith, km. of Edmondthorp, in the county of Leicester, but utsst ladies both died issueless. He wedded, thirdly, Mxri, daughter and heir of Sir Paul Pindar, knt. of London, and by her had

Matthew, his successor.

William, in holy orders, rector of Clapton, die! unmarried in May, 1730.

Mary, m. to Sir John Robinson, bart. He d. in 1670, and was s. by his elder son,

Ii. Sir Matthew Dudley, bart. who m. Lady Mm O'Bryen, youngest daughter of Henry, Earl of Th*moud, and had surviving issue,

William, his heir.

Sarah- H enrietta. Sir Matthew was several times returned to psrtur ment, and at one period represented the comity a Huntingdon. He was appointed a commissioner 4 the Customs in I70G, and turned out in 171S, bat va reinstated by King George 1. and died in office 1X4 April, 1731. He was s. by his son,

in. Sir Willum Dudley, bart. who s*. Eusaseuu daughter and sole heir of Sir Richard Kennedy, tanof the kingdom of Ireland, and had three sons and i daughter, O'Bryen, William, John, and Elixabeta. who all predeceased him, young and unmarried. Be d. at York 15th June, J764,aged sixty-three, wheat** Baronetcy became Extinct.

Arms—Ax. a chevron or, between three lions'head* erased arg.

Crest—On a ducal crown or, a woman's head witi a helmet thereon, hair dishevelled, throat-latch laa* ppr.

Note.—The occasion of obtaining this crest is too* mentioned in a manuscript written in 1390 by a moot who was parson of Clapton :—" The father of Acsu Hotot, the great heiress who married Dudley, a&nsg a dispute with one Ringsdale about the title to apiece of land, they agreed to meet on the disputed grwrai

• Prince George of Denmark, the husband of Queen Anne, in passing through Bristol, went to the Exchange, accompanied by one gentleman only, and remained there until the merchant!) had pretty generally withdrawn, none of whom had sufficient resolution to speak to him. At length a person of the name of John Duddlestone, a bodice maker, mustered the necessary courage, and going up to the prince, inquired if he were not the husband of Queen Annei Having learned that this was the case, Duddlestone said he had observed with much concern that none of the merchants had invited the prince home to dinner; but this was not for want of love to the queen or to him, but because they did not consider themselves prepared to receive so great a man. He added that he was ashamed to think of hi* royal highness dining at an inn, and therefore entreated that he would 50 home and dine with him, and bring the gentleman along with him, informing him that lie had a good piece of beef and a plum podding, with ale of his dame's own brewing. The prince admired the loyalty of the man, and though he had ordered dinner at the White Lion, he accompanied the bodice maker home. Duddlestone called his wife, who was up stairs, dcMring her to put on a clean apron and come down, for the queen's husband and another gentleman were come to dine with them. She immediately came down with her clean blue apron, aud was immediately saluted by the prince. In the course of dinner, the prince invited his host to town and to bring his wile with him, at the same time giving him a card to facilitate

his introduction at court. A few months after, Daddkstone, with hi* wife behind him on horseback, set on for London, where they soon found the prince, and w«t by him introduced to the queen. Her majesty recerrrd them most graciously, and invited them to an approving dinner, informing them that they must have a** clothes for the occasion. They were allowed to tbivx for themselves, when they both selected purple velert, such as the prince then had on. The dresses wcrr prfpared, and they were introduced by the queen herself u the most loyal persons in Bristol, and the only ones is that city who had invited the prince, her butband, » their house. After the entertainment was over, the que** desired Duddlestone to kneel, laid a sword on bis b**t, and, to use Lady Duddlcstone's own words, said to hui\ "Ston up, Sir Jan." He was then offered money vr * place under government; but he would not acceptnther. informing the queen that he had £'50 out at interest, isd he apprehended that the number of people he saw »fc.* court must be very expensive. The queen made IM} Duddlestone a present ol her gold watch from her side, which her ladyship considered so great au ornament Uut she never went to market without having it suspended over her blue apron.—Percy Anecdotes.

i This John (sutton) Dudley was father of Ebmtsp Dudley, the notorious minister of Henry VII. and ■*cestor of the Dudleys, Earls of Warwick. (Refer iv Burke's Extinct Peerage.)

nd decide the affair by combat. Hotot on the day tppointcd was laid up with the goat, but hie daughter lexis, rather than the land should be lost, armed lerself rapa-pee, and mounting her father's steed, *ent and encountered Rincsdalk, whom, after a tubborn contest, she unhorsed; and when he was on tie ground, she loosened her throat-latch, lifted up er helmet, and let down her hair about her shoulders, tins discovering her sex." In commemoration of this sploit the crest was adopted-and ever afterwards sed.


Creatid 17th April, 1813.—Extinct 1st Feb. 1824.


i. Snt Henry Bate-dudley, who was created a ikBOKCT in 1813, derived from a respectable family rttled in Worcestershire and Staffordshire as early i the reign of Charles I. He was born at Fenny ompton, 15th August, 1745. His father, the Rev. Imt Bats, held for many years the living of St. Ticholaj, Worcester; and being afterwards presented > the rectory of North Farmbridge, in Essex, removed ith his family into that county, and took up his abode t Chelmsford. In this latter benefice his son Henry, ho took holy orders, succeeded him at his death ; but ie emoluments of the living being but trifling, he iroed his thoughts towards the public press, and (ahlished the " Morning Post" newspaper. A few rara afterwards,in 1780,he originated the'* Morning erald," to which he devoted much of his time ; com*-ncing also about the same time the " Courier de Europe," a journal printed in the French language, id the •■ English Chronicle." At this period he was ie intimate associate of most of the wits of the day, id was a contributor to the " Probationary Odes," t" Rolli&d," and other works of a similar class. In 81, the advowson of the valuable rectory of BradeD juxta Mare was purchased in trust for him, subct to the life of the Rev. George Pawson ; in conscience of which, he is said to have expended during e lifetime of that incumbent upwards of £28,000 in pain, embankments, plantations, &c. for the benefit the living. In 1784 he assumed the name of Dudley, compliance with the will of a relation belonging to at family. Mr. Pawson dying in 1707, Mr. Dudley 'nested himself to the vacant benefice, but doubts Iuiic arisen in the mind of the Bishop of London v> the legality of the transaction, his lordship refused stitauon, and a compromise was at length effected the proposed substitution of the Rev. Richard Birch, brother-in-law of the patron. This arrangement was, nrt-rer, made too late; inasmuch as the delay had wd a lapse of the living to the crown, which ber»rd it on the Rev. Mt. Gamble, chaplain-general the army. The case was thought a hard one, and pennon signed by the Lord Braybrooke, the Lord init.-nant of Essex, and most of the magistrates and otry of the county, was forwarded to ministers, iinaerating the services of Mr. Dudley in his capacity a magistrate, under very trying circumstances, for hich be had been publicly thanked by Lord Kenyon h'b on the circuit. A favourable answer was renw-i; and in 1904 he was presented to the living of iWorao, barony of Forth, Ireland, to which was *n added the chancellorship of the diocese of Ferns. » !W, the Duke of Bedford, then lord-lieutenant of tl&nd.gave him the rectory of Kilglass. in the county 'I>jn«fnrd, which he retained until 1812, when ho ■»ir&*d all his Irish preferment for the living of Dillingham, in Cambridgeshire; bis relation, Mr.

Birch, having been in the meantime instituted to the long-disputed rectory of Bradwell on the decease of Mr. Gamble. Shortly after, Mr. Dudley obtained a Baronetcy; and in 1810, the dignity of a prebend in Ely Cathedral, which he retained till the day of his death, 1st February, ISM.

Of a comprehensive mind and active habits, Sir Henry distinguished himself on many occasions as a useful magistrate; while his literary abilities were manifested in the composition of a variety of dramatic pieces, some of which still maintain their footing on the stage. Among these are " The Flitch of Bacon," written for the purpose of introducing his friend Shield to the public as a composer; "The Woodman;" "The Rival Candidates;" " The Blackamoor Washed White," (at the representation of which, party spirit ran so high as to produce a serious conflict, in which swords were drawn, &c. among the audience 1; "The Travellers in Switzerland;" and lastly, a short but popular piece, brought out about thirty years since under the title of " At Home." To his discriminating patronage the country is mainly indebted for discovering and fostering the talents of Gainsborough the painter; and he is said to have been one of the first to appreciate those of Mrs. Siddons, whom he introduced to Garrick. His person was handsome and athletic; while, in his earlier years, the warmth of his temperament betrayed him, notwithstanding his cloth, into several quarrels. The cause of two of these rencontres (with Messrs. Fitzgerald and Miles) is said to have been Mrs. Hartley, an actress, celebrated for her beauty, who, singularly enough, after the lapse of half a century, died on the very same day with her quondam champion. A third, of more equivocal character, fought with Mr. Stoney Bowes, made a great noise at the time. Sir Henry, at the time of his decease, was a magistrate for seven English counties and four in Ireland. He m. Mary, daughter of James White, esq. of Berra, in Somersetshire, but had no issue: the Baronetcy Expired with him.

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Rocer l)i Ki: was sheriff of London in the 2nd, 4th, and 5th of Richard I., and his son,

Peter Duke, served the same office in the 10th of King John. This Peter was father of

Roger Duke, who was sheriff of London in the 11th of Henry III. and mayor in the 12tb, 13th, 11th, and 15th of the same reign. His son,

Walter Duke, of Brampton temp. Edward III., did his homage at Framlingham Castle, 2nd Richard II. to William Vfiord, Earl of Suffolk, then Lord of Framlingham Manor, for his lands in Shadingfield, holden of the said manor by one knight's fee. He was s. by his son,

Roger Duke, whose son,

Robert Duke, held the lands in Shadingfield 11th Henry VI. His son and heir,

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