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incurred the hostility of the ruling powers to so great an extent, that he was sentenced by the high court of justice to be imprisoned for life and his estates to be confiscated; but two years afterwards he procured his; pardon. He was created a Baronet in 1041-2. Sir John m. first. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Percival Willooghby, of Wollaton, in the county of Nottingham, and secondly, Mary, daughter of Sir Francis Radctiffe, of Ordsall, in Lancashire, and widow of John Stanhope, esq. of Elvaston. By the latter he had no issue, but by the former he left at his decease, in November I7fil, (with four daughters, Millicent, m. Richard Radcline, esq. of Manchester; Elizabeth, tn. to Henry WigBall, esq.; Bridget, m. to John Wigley, esq.; and Eleanor, m. to Anthony Alsop, esq.) a son and successor,

ii. Sir John Gell, of Hopton, who m. Katherine, daughter of John Packer, esq. of Denington Castle, in the county of Berks, and had issue, Philip, his heir.

Catherine, who «. William Eyre, esq. of High-
low, in Derbyshire, and their second son,
John Etrr, esq. inheriting Hopton, assumed
the surname of Gell. He m. Isabella,
daughter and co-heir of William Jessop, esq.
of Broom Hall, and had (with several
daughters, one of whom, Anne, was wife of
Hugo Meynel, esq.) two sons. The younger,
Admiral John Gell, rf. unm. The elder,
Philip Gell,esq. of Hopton, m. Dorothy,
daughter and co-heir of William Milnes,
esq. of Aide rear Park, and by her, who
wedded, secondly, Thomas 1.3 lure, esq.
F.S.A. left at bis decease, in August,
1705, a daughter, Alary, and two sons,

Philip Gell, esq. of Hopton, who m.

Georgian a-Anne, youngest daughter

of Nicholas Nicholas, esq. of Boys

Court, in Kent, and had issue.

Sir William Gell, knt. M.A. F.R.S.

F.S.A., &c the celebrated classical

antiquary, who died 4th February,

1836", aged fifty-nine.

Sir John Gell died about 1680, and was s. by his son,

m. Sir Philip Gell,of Hopton, whom. Elizabeth,

daughter of Sir John Fagg, bart. of Wiston, in Sussex,

fmt died without issue 14th July, 1719, when the Ba

■omrcT Expired; the estates devolving, under Sir

Philip's will, on his nephew John Eyre, esq. who

M'umed the surname of Gell, and by his descendant

they arc still possessed.

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daughter of Sir John Byron, knt. married Margaret, daughter of John Holcroft, esq. of Holcroft, and had two sons, viz.

Gilbert, a distinguished lawyer, master of the rolls, temp. Queen Elizabeth, who erected the stately mansion of Gerards Bromley, in the county of Stafford, and was ancestor of the Gerards, Lords Gerard, of Bromley, the Earls of Macclesfield, and the Gerards, of Fiskerton. William. The younger son,

William Gerard, esq. of Flamberds, in the parish of Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, m. Dorothy, daughter of John Kate-lift', esq. of Langley, and dying 15th April, 1583, was s. by his son,

I. Gilbert Gerard, esq. of Flamberds, who was
created a Baronet in lfl-20, and represented Middlesex
in parliament. He s*. Mary, daughter of Sir Francis
Harrington, bart. and had issue,
Francis, his heir.
Gilbert (Sir).

Mary, d. unm.
Winifred, m. to Tristram Conyers, esq. sergeant-at-

Katherine, m. to Sir Charles Pym, bart.

-, m. to Sir John Heydon.

The eldest son,

Ii. Sir Francis Gerard, of Flamberds, married Isabel, daughter of Sir Thomas Cheek, knt. and had three sons, successively baronets. The eldest,

in. Sir Charles Gerard, of Flamberds, M.P. for Middlesex, wedded Honora, daughter of Charles, Lord Seymour, of Trowbridge, and had an only daughter and heir,

Elizabeth, m. first, to Warwick Lake, esq. by whom she was grandmother of Gerard, Lord Lake; and secondly, to Miles Stapleton, esq. Sir Charles died in 1701, and was s. by his brother,

in. Sir Francis Gerard, of Flamberds, who dying in August, 1704, was .?. by his brother,

iv. Sir Cheek Gerard, of Flamberds, at whose decease unm. in February, 1715, the Baronetcy became Extinct. The estate of Flamberds devolved on Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir Charles Gerard, the third baronet, and in 1707, was sold by Sir Thomas Stapleton, bart. Gerard Lake, esq. and others, to Francis Heme, esq.

Arms—A saltire gu.


Created I7th Nor. 1000.—Extinct


Gilhertgbrard, esq.grandson of William Gerard, of Ince, having attained eminence in the profession of the law, was chosen autumn reader by the benchers of Gray's Inn, and the next year appointed, with Nicholas Bacon, joint treasurer of the society. In Dome time after, when the Princess Elizabeth was brought before the council, Mr. Gerard advocated her cause so ably, that he was committed to the Tower, where he remained during the rest of Queen Mary's reign. Upon the accession of Elizabeth,he was released and constituted attorney-general. He afterwards receired the honour of knighthood, and was appointed master of the rolls, when he hud held the attorney-generalship no less than three and twenty years. This Sir Gilbert

erected a ilately mansion in the county of Stafford, where he resided, called Gerard's Bromley. He m. Anne, daughter of William Ratcliffe, esq. of Winiersley, in Lancashire, and had issue,

Thomas, created in 1003, Baron Gekabd, of Gerard's Bromley. Ratclipfe, of whom presently. Frances, m. to Sir Richard Molineux, hart. Margaret, m. to Peter Leigh, esq. Catherine, m. to Sir Richard Hoghton, bart. Sir Gilbert died in 1502. His second son,

Ratcliffe Gerard, esq. of Hatsall, in Lancashire, m. Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir Charles Somerset, K.B. fifth son, of Henry, Earl of Worcester, and had issue,

Charles (Sir), knt. a distinguished royalist commander, created Baron Gerard, of Brandon in 1643, and Earl Of Macclesfield in 1070. (See Burke's Extinct Peerage.) Thomas, d. s. p. Ratcliffe, of whom presently. Gerard (Sir), governor of Worcester, d. s. p. The third son,

Ratcliffe Gerard, esq. married Jennet, daughter of Edward Barret, of Pembrokeshire, and was father of

i. Gilbert Gerard, esq. of Ftskerton,in Lincolnshire, was created a Baronet 17th November, 1660. He m. first, Mary, daughter of Sir John Brereton, knt. by whom he had no issue, and secondly, Mary, daughter and co-heir of Dr. John Cosins, bishop of Durham, by whom he left a daughter, Charlotte, m. to John Barcroft, esq. and a son,

Ii. Sir Gilbert Cosins Gerard, of Fiskerton, married first, Mary, daughter and heiress of Charles Berkeley, Earl of Falmouth, from whom he was divorced in 1684, and secondly, Lady Morland, but had no issue by either. The title became Extinct at his decease.

Arms—As Gerard Of Harrow.

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i. Sir John Germaine, knt. of Westminster, in Middlesex, who was created a Baronet in 1608, married first, Mary, daughter and heir of Henry, Earl of Peterborough, and relict of Henry, Duke of Norfolk, by whom he. had no issue, and secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Charles, Earl Berkeley, by whom he had three children, James, John, and Elizabeth, who all died in their infancy. Lady Mary Germaine, Sir John's first wife, inherited the barony of Mordaunt, of Turvey, and the manor of Drayton, in Northamptonshire. She died in 1705, and left her whole property to Sir John Germaine, who bequeathed it at his decease in 1718, to his second wife, Lady Elizabeth Germaine, and under that lady's will it devolved on Lord George Sackville, (second son of Lionel, first, Duke of Dorset,)

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Sampson Gideon, esq. of Spalding, in UneobibiK. a gentleman of large estate, paternal and personal,* Jane, daughter of Charles Ermell, esq. anddyiail** October, 1762, left issue, Sampson, his successor. Susanna, d. unm.

Elizabeth, m. in 1757, to William-Hall, sect*: Viscount Gage, and had an only son who 4*i an infant.

His son and heir,

I. Sampson Gideon, esq. of Spalding, in Lb«l» shire, and Belvedere, in Kent, was created a Bi& Net 21st May, 1750. He m. 6th December- I*. Maria-Marou, daughter of the Right Hon. Sir J'k Hardly Wilmot, lord chief justice of the C«rt * Common Pleas, and by that lady, who rf. in Marci 1704, had issue,

Sampson-eardl£it,\ both in the army, aa^ ^
William, J predeceased their father

Maria-marou, b. 22nd November, 1767, ■■_**

September, 1704, to George-William. Lard My*

and Sele, and d. 5th September, 1M4.1«TM?»

son and daughter. (See Burke's Peengr**


Charlotte, 6. in 1768, m. 22nd September, l^

to Culling Smith, esq. who succeeded his fath*r

in 1812, and became Sir Culling Smith, few**

Her ladyship died 15th September. 1S»,1»TM*

with two daughters, the present Sib Cciu*>

Eardlet Smith, bart.

Selina, b. in 1772, w. 25th Jane, 1797, to Jo!*

Walbanke-Childers, esq. of Cantley, ia the

county of York, and had with youngerchiHm.

thepresent John Walbanre CHiLDERs.of *"l£l

ley. (Refer to Birke's Commoners,vaLii-r


Sir Sampson Gideon was raised to the peerage of b*

land in October, 1780, as Baron EARDUY.of Spali=*

He died at the age of eighty, 23th December, Is*

when, his sons having predeceased him, toe bare-ay**

Baronetcy became Extinct. His lordship'agrvit

sessions devolved upon his daughters as co-heir*; *

beautiful seat of Belvedere, in Kent, fallinx w **

eldest, the late Viscountess Saye and Sele, Lord Say*

and Sele assumed in March. 1825, by sign manual, <* ■

half of himself and his issue, in compliance with a ?*

viso, in an indenture of settlement made byhtf fab""

in-law, the surname and arms of Eardley, in addis^

to, and before those which his lordship then as*

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Thomas Gippord, esq. of Burton, in Wiltshire, son of Morris Gilford, of Rodenhurst, in the same county, and erandson of Edward Gilford, gent, of Kodenhurst, bad two sons, John, of Boreham, in Essex, and George, of Mount Deverell, in Wilts. The elder,

John Gifpord, esq. of Boreham, married Mary, daughter of William of Purston Dell, in Dorsetshire, and had fire sons, namely,

William, who m. Mrs. Johnson, of Somersetshire.

John, of whom presently.

Thomas, died s. p.

Christopher, settled in Ireland.

Bote vile.
The second son,

John Gifford, M.I), of London, married Catherine, 'laughter of John Legat, of Homchurch, in Essex, by Margaret, his wife, daughter of Thomas Reding, of Pinner, in Middlesex, and had issue,

John, twenty-nine years of age in 1634, d. s. p.

Thomas, successor to his father.


The only surviving son,

Thomas Gippord, esq. marrying Anne, daughter Mil heir of Gregory Brooksby, esq. of Burst.ill, in Lfjcestenbire, acquired with her that estate, and had L**ue,

i. Henry, his heir. ii. Tbomasiii. Gregory. ir. Morris. ». William.

i. Katherine, m. to Robert Guldeford, esq. of

Hemps ted. <i- Mary, m. to George Nevill, Lord Abergavenny.

The eldest son,

i. Hinrt Gippord. esq. of Burstall, in Leicester•hire, was created a Baronet in 1000. He m. Mary, eUtichter of Baynham Vaughan, esq. of Ruerden, in <*kmcestershire, and dying about 1665, left with three •aughters, Anne, Mary, and Elizabeth, a son and

Sir John Gippord, of Burstall, who was resi

in 1605, Ln Prance; but died t. p. in Golden

">ndon, 0th June, 1736, when the title became


Jr*u— Cn. three lions passant arg.

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Sir Pktek Gleane, an eminent merchant of the city of Norwich, was mayor of that city in the year 1615, and received the honour of knighthood from King James I. He m. Maud, daughter of Robert Suckling, esq. of Norwich, and was grandfather of

i. Peter Glean E, esq. of Hardwicke, (son of Thomas Gleane, esq. by his wife, daughter and coheir of Thomas Brewse, esq. who was created a BaRonet by King Charles II. 6th March, 1665-6. Sir Peter represented the city of Norwich in parliament, and afterwards (anno 1078) the county of Norfolk. He m. Penelope, daughter and co-heir of Sir Edward Rodney, knt. of Rodney Stoke, in the county of Somerset, and dying about the year 1694, was a, by his elder son,

II. Sir Thomas Gleane, bait. This gentleman ruined his estate by the profuseness of his extravagance. He m. twice, first, Miss Mapes, daughter of Captain Mapes, of Rollosby, in Norfolk, and secondly, Miss Cham berlayne, but dying $. p. was s. by his brother,

in. Sir Peter Gleanr, bait, a proctor of the court of Canterbury, who m. first, a daughter of Doctor Peters, of that city, by whom he had two sons and two daughters, one of whom m. Mr. Edgecomb, of St. Clement's Danes, Middlesex. He wedded, secondly, Mrs. Manger, but had no other issue. Sir Peter was .*. at his decease by his son,

lv. Sir Peter Gleane, bait, who m. Johanna Skinner, but died s. p. aged forty-nine, 10th June, 1745, when the Baronetcy became Extinct.

Arms—Ermine, on a chief sable, three lions rampant, argent.

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John Godolphin, esq. of Godolphin, was sheriff of Cornwall in the 10th and 23rd of Henry VII. and joint steward, with Sir Robert Willoughby, Lord Brooke, of the mines in Cornwall and Devonshire. His elder son and successor,

William Godolphin, esq. of Godolphin, m. Margaret, daughter and co heir of John Glinne, esq. of Moreval and Lowewater, and was s. by his elder son,

Sik William Godolphin, km. an eminent person in the time of Hknky VIII. who received for his services the honour of knighthood, and was constituted warden of the stanneries. Sir William lived to an advanced age, and was several times elected knight of the shire for Cornwall, in the reign of Hbnry VIII. and Edward VI. He was thrice sheriff in the former reign, once in the latter, and again in the reign of Elizabeth ; and he attained beside a high military reputation, particularly at the siege of Boulogne. Crew, in the survey of Cornwall, says, " He demeaned himself very valiantly beyond seas, as appeared by the scars he brought home, no less to the beautifying of his fame, than the disfiguring of his face." Sir William m. Blanch, daughter of Robert Langden, esq. and had three daughters,

Margaret, m. to Sir Robert Verney.

Grace, m. to Sir John Sydenham, of Brimpton,

Somersetshire. Anne, Hi. to Sir John Arundel, of Talvern, in Cornwall. Sir William left no male issue, and the representation of the family devolved, at his decease,upon his nephew,

Sir Francis Godolphin, knt. M.P. for Cornwall, in the 31st of Elizabeth, and colonel of a regiment of twelve companies, armed with four hundred and seventy pikes, four hundred and ninety muskets, and two hundred and forty calivers. Hem. Margaret, daughter of John Kiltigrew, esq. of Arwenick, in Cornwall, and was jr. by his eldest son,

Sir William Godolphin, knt. member for Cornwall in the first parliament of James I. who m. Thomasin, daughter of Thomas Sidney, esq. of Wrighton, in Norfolk, and had issue, Francis, his heir.

Sidney, a very accomplished person, and a poet

of some celebrity, fell fighting for the king in

the civil wars, at the battle of Chagford, and

was buried at Okehampton, 10th February, 1042.

William, colonel of a regiment, and a gallant

officer in the service of King Charles. Penelope, m. to Charles Berkeley, Viscount Fitzhardinge. Sir William d. in 1013, and was s. by his eldest son,

Sir Francis Godolphin, K.B. M.P. for St. Ives before the breaking out of the rebellion. After which he retired to his estate in Cornwall, secured the Isle of Scilly for the king, and raised a regiment of foot, the command of which was given to his brother, Colonel William Godolphin. He was created a knight of the bath at the coronation of A~j/i£charles II. Sir Francis m. Dorothy, second daughter of Sir Charles Berkeley, knt. of Yarlington, in the county of Somerset, and had a numerous family. His eldest son and heir,*

i. William Godolphin, esq. of Godolphin, was created a Baronet 20th April, 1001. Sir William lived in retirement, and dying unm. 17th August, 1710, bequeathed his estates to his nephew, Francis, second Earl of Godolphin, (see Burke's Extinct Peerage* Godolphin, Earls of Godolphin) and the Baronetcy became Extinct.

Arms—Gules, an eagle with two heads displayed, between three fleurs-de-lis, argent.

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i. Edward Golding, esq. of Colston Busett, in &e county of Nottingham, who was created a Biroket:i 1042, married Eleanor, daughter of John Throcknwr ton, esq. of Cough ton, in the county of Warrci. and had issue, of which the eldest son, John, »mi Capuchin friar at Rouen. Sir Edward also entm-i himself a friar of that holy community, and tbci .'■ Rouen, when the title devolved on his second wo,

Ii. Sir Charles Goldino, of Colston Bassett, vfe* m. Mary, daughter of James Ravenscroft, esq- of AU mundbury, in the county of Huntingdon, and dye* in 1007, was s. by bis son,

in. Sir Edward Golding, whom, the daughter al heir of John Wyldman, e.sq. of Burton, in Lektsw shire, but had no issue. He died about 1716, when t-t Baronetcy Expired.

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John Goodere, esq. of Burhope, in the comity of Hereford, son of Francis Goodere, essq. of Hereford and grandson of Thomas Goodere, esq. of Leynttfl Stocks, in the same shire, acted some time as deputy governor of Bombay, and was living in 1683. H« ■ Anne, daughter of John Morgan, of Kent, aid b*l issue,

Edward, his heir.

Jeremy, who d. unm. in the East Indies. Elizabeth, m. to Charles Somerset, esq. of Csao I'inn, in Herefordshire, third son of Lord J<&3 Somerset. The elder son,

l. Edward Goodere, esq. of Burhope, if. P. 6* Evesham and afterwards for the county of Herrferi, was created a Baronet in 1707. He «. Eleanor, ^I* daughter and heir of Sir Edward Dinely, knt- of Charleton, in Worcestershire, by Frances, hit *!&• daughter of Lewis Watson, Lord Rockingham, uA had issue,

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John, his heir. Samuel.


Eleanor, who m. Samuel Foote, esq. of Truro, in
Cornwall, tome time M.P. for Tiverton, and had
Edward Foote.
John Foote, who assumed the surname of

Dinely, as heir to his uncle.
SixccL Foote, the celebrated dramatic writer.
Eleanor Foote.

Sir Edward died 20th March, 1739, and was s. by his eon,

11. Sir Jmhk-dinxly Goodere, of Burhope and Charleton, who assumed the surname of Dinely as beir to bis maternal ancestors. He m. Mary, daughter and heir of Mr. Lawford, of Stapleton, near Bristol, and had an only son, who died before his father unmarried. Sir John having for a series of years lived on bad terms with his younger brother Samuel, threatened to disinherit him in favour of his sister's son, John Foote,* esq. of Truro, and cut off the entail of the property before his son's death. This circumstance so alarmed Captain Goodere, that he formed the horrid resolution of murdering his brother, and executed his dreadful purpose 17th January, 1741. On the day of the muriler, a friend :\\ Bristol, who knew the mortal antipathy that existed between the brothers, invited them both to dinner in the hope of reconciling them, and they had parted in the evening in seeming amity. Captain Goodere had, however, watched his opportunity, and taken measures to ensure the perpetration of the horrid deed. Several of his crew, placed by the captain's orders in the street near College Green, seized Sir John as he passed, and under pretence that he was disordered in his senses, hurried him by violence to the ship, where the unfortunate gentleman was strangled by two sailors, named White and Mahony, Captain Samuel Goodere himself standing sentinel at the door while the crime was committed. Suffice it to add, that the murder was immediately discovered, and the captain,

in. Sir Samuel Goodere, who of course had succeeded as third baronet, was tried, with his two accomplices, at Bristol, 26th March following, found roilty, and executed on the 15th April. This wretched man (who was captain of the Ruby man-of-war, and had distinguished himself in his gallant profession at the capture of St. Sebastian, Ferrol, and St. Antonio,) m. Miss Elizabeth Watts, of Monmouthshire, and had iuae,

Edward-dinbly, "1 .

Juhn-d.nely, J 8UOCe*»TM baronets.

Anne, m. to John Williams, of Monmouthshire,

and a*, s. p.
Elizabeth ,1 ,
Mary, ) d" unm-

The elder son,

It. Sir Edward-dinely Goodere, died a lunatic in March, 1701, and never having married, was a. by his brother,

». Sir John-dinely Goodere, at whose decease unmarried the Baronetcy became Extinct.

Arm*—Gu. a fesae between two chevrons voire.

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i. Sir Samuel Gordon, knt. descended from Sir John Gordon, knt. of Lochinvar, through his youngest son, William Gordon, of Cricklaw, was created a Baronet on the 21st August, 1704, having been previously knighted, when high sheriff of the county of Nottingham, in 1700. Sir Samuel married Miss Eli zabeth Bradford, niece and heiress of Sir Matthew Jenison, by whom he left, with a daughter, Eleanor, a son,

Ii. Sir Jenison-williim Gordon, of Newark-uponTrent, in the county of Nottingham, who m. in 1781, Harriet-Frances-Charlotte, daughter of the Hon. Edward Finch-Hatton, and granddaughter of Daniel, Earl of Winchclsea, by whom (who rf. in 1821) he had no issue. He d. 9th May, 1831, when the Baronetcy became Extinct; the estates devolving on the Earl of Win cbelsea.

Arms—Az. three boars' heads erased or.

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This family by paternal extraction was of the surname of Russell, of the same lineage as the Dukes of Bedford, and derive the name of Gorges from a maternal ancestor.

lvo De Gorges, the first of the name to be met with, is witness to a charter, temp. Henry 1. which Geva, daughter of Hugh Lupus, Earl of Chester, made to the priory of Canewell, in the county of Stafford, and contemporaneous with him was

Patrick Db Gaurges, who gave half a carve of land in Kirby Mesperton to the abbey of St. Mary at York, mentioned in ;i confirmation charter of King Hf.\ U\ II. After him came

"John Foote, esq. became heir to lus oncle, Sir John DitHtly-Goodere, and assumed the surname of Dinely; h*t Dame Mary Dinely-Goodere, the widow of Sir John, 'orviring her husband, anil holding the Charleton estate Mi (fu«rr, married, secondly, William Rayner, a printer m White Friars, London, who, being thus in posst-fMuii,

partly by his marriage and partly by purchase from Mr. Foote-Diiiely, became seised of the whole in fee, and sold Charleton to Joseph Biddle, esq. of Evesham, from whose executors it was purchased in 1774 by Messrs. Beeslt-y, Socket, Lilly, and Bcviugton, of Worcester, in partneribip.

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