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i. Sir Richard Gurney, alias Gurnard, knt. distinguished alike for bis courage, loyalty, and sufferings, served the office of lord mayor of London in 1641, and was in that year created a Baronet by King Charles I.
"The House of Commons,*' we quote Maitland, '* not forgetting the great offence committed against them by Sir Richard Gurney, the lord mayor, in causing his majesty's commission of array to be proclaimed in divers parts of the city, preferred several articles of impeachment against him; for which he was, by the sentence of the peers, not only degraded from the office of mayorality, but likewise for ever rendered incapable of bearing any office and receiving any further honour, and also to remain a prisoner in the Tower of London during the pleasure of the House of Lords." Sir Richard did not long survive these misfortunes, but died a prisoner in 1647, when the Baronetcy became Extinct. He had been twice married, first to Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Sandford, esq. of Birchington, in the Isle of Thanet, and secondly, to Mrs. Elizabeth South, a widow, daughter of Richard Gosson, of London, goldsmith.
not appear. Philipot, in hla survey of that ccanty, states that their habitation in Halden was called ttui them. Hales Place, '* from whence (saith be} ss from their fountain, the several streams of the Hate's, that in divided rivulets have spread tbem*elYes ova the whole country? did originally break forth."
Nicholas De Hales, of Hales Place, To fatte of
Sir Robert Db Hales, knight, prior of the bwpto) of Jerusalem, and admiral of the North Seas of Eei land, temp. Edward III. and constituted treasurern the 4 Richard 11. " in which year he had the hard titr. in the beginning of the insurrection under WatTjkf. to be dragged from, his habitation, and suffer dais on Tower Hill, and his house at Hyboxy, built liU another paradise, was utterly destroyed in that popslar fury, as the chronicles testine." His brother and heir,
Sir Nicholas De Hales, knt. was father of
Thomas De Hales, of Hales Place, who had tire? sons, viz.
John, his heir.
Thomas, from whom the Hales of Coventry, is
Kent, and was father of Edward Hala. «
Rum ford, in Essex.
The eldest son and heir, John Hales, of Hales Place, was *. by his son, Henry Halrs, of Hales Place, who s^ Julias, daughter and heir of Richard Capel, esq. of Lendes. in Tenterden, and had two sons, vis.
Thomas, father of Sir Christopher Hub, » celebrated lawyer, attorney-general and "fto wards master of the Rolls in the reign of Hl«s VIII. m. Elizabeth, daughter of John Clone*. an alderman of London, and rf. in 1542, tern*' three daughters, his co-heirs, Elizabeth, m. to SiT George Sydenham, lc' Margaret, m. first, to —West; secondly.^ — Dodmau, and thirdly, to William B« den, of Kent. Mary, m. first, to — Culpeper, and secondly to, — Arundel. John. The second son, John Hales, had a son and heir, John Hales, who was a Baron Of The Excttajrrj. and was seated at Dungeon, near Canterbury, vta* estate he purchased from Roger Brent, esq. tmf Henry VIII. and was residing there when LeUn* visited Kent, in the 30th of that reign. Hew^1 ing steward for the Abbey of St. Augustine, in Cs* terbury, jointly with Sir Henry Guldeford, letcomptroller of the king's house, and afterwards vith Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk. He m. IfflW, daughter and coheir of Stephen Harris,* and ^ issue,
i. James (Sir) his heir, lite his father, a ta*w of eminence, serjeant-at law, temp- Hl«i VIII. and one of the justices of the Coma** Pleas in the reign of Edward VI. SrrJffl** was the only judge who refused to sabsenK the king's will for disinheriting the L*d«* Mary and Elizabeth, as against both Uw ad conscience; yet in the next reign be **
• This latter Roger is supposed to have been the Sir Rcgrr De Halys, knt. whose daughter, Alice, captivated by her beauty, Thomas, of lirotnerton, »on uf King Edward I. and becoming his wife, was mother of
Margaret Plantagenet, solo heir «>f her fits"* who was created Duchess Of Norfolk.
t Hasted calls her Harvey. committed to prison,* and so severely treated by his keeper, that he made an attempt upon his own life: he was released soon after, but in so settled a melancholy, that he drowned himself near his house in Kent, anno 1555. His wife was the daughter and heir of Thomas Hales, esq. of Hcnley-upon-Thames, and by her he left issue two sons and a daughter, t
it. Thomas, of Thanington, in Kent, from whom the Hales of Beaks bourne.
iv. William, of Nackington.
i. Mildred, «. to John Honywood, esq. of Seen, in Kent. The third son of Baron Hales,
Edward Hales, esq. of Tenterden, To. Margaret, daughter of John Honywood, esq. of Seen, and had iisue,
i. John, who «. Mary, daughter and co-heir of Robert Home, Bishop of Winchester, but d. J. p. Ii. Edward of Chelham, m. first, Mary, daughter and heir of Stephen Ford, of Tenterden, and secondly, Martha, daughter of Thomas Hales, but d. s, p. In. William, heir to his father and brothers. t. Jane, in. to Sir Thomas Honywood, knt. of Elm
-vl. in Kent. Ii. Elisabeth, m. to William Austen, esq. of Tenterden. Th* third son, and eventual heir of his father and brothers,
William: Hales, esq. of Tenterden, m. Elizabeth, 0mghter of Paul Johnson, esq. of Fordwich, in Kent, sad had issue,
Edward (Sir), his beir.
.Vary, m. to Simon Smith, esq. of Boughton
Monehelsey, in Kent. Elisabeth, m. to Robert Kenrick, esq. of King's Sutton, in Northamptonshire. He wu i. at bis decease by his son,
i. Sir Edward Hales, knt. who To. first, Deborah, daughter and heir of Martin Harlackenden, esq. of WitoccRTRcH, in Kent, by which event he acquired i considerable estate. Sir Edward was created a
Baronet, 29th June, 1611. He served in several parliaments, and being zealously devoted to the liberty of the subject, took part in the rebellion against King Charles I. He died in September, 1854, aged seventyeight, and was buried at Tunstall, under a noble monument, with the efligics cut in full proportion. He m. secondly, Martha, daughter of Sir Matthew Carew, knt. and relict of Sir John Cromer, knt. of Tunstall, in Kent, and by this marriage added another fine estate to his family, but by his second wife had no iasue: by the first he had
i. John (Sir), To. Christian, daughter and co-heir of Sir James Cromer, knt. of Tunstal, and dying in the lifetime of his father, left an only child,
Edward, successor to his grandfather. II. Edward, of Chclston, in Kent, m. a daughter of John Evelyn,esq. of Deptford, and left a son, Edward, in. Samuel, To. Martha Horenden, and had a son
and daughter, Christian, To. to J. Hugessen. iv. Thomas, d. s. p.
Sir Edward was s. by his grandson,
ii. Sir Edward Hales, bart. of Woodchurch, who in his younger years, risked life and fortune, in endeavouring to rescue King Charles 1. from his imprisonment in the Isle of Wight, of which enterprize Clarendon gives the following details:—" Mr. L'Estrange [the famous Sir Roger] had a great friendship with a young gentleman, Mr, Hales, who lived in Kent, and was married to a lady of a noble birth and fortune, he being heir to one of the greatest fortunes in that country, but was to expect the inheritance from an old severe grandfather, who, for the present, kept the young couple from running into any excess; the mother of the lady being of as sour and strict a nature as the grandfather, and both of them so much of the parliament party, that they were not willing any part of their estates should be hazarded for the king. At the house of this Mr. Hales, Mr. L'Estrange was, when, by the communication which that part of Kent always hath with the ships which lie in the Downs, the report first did arise, that the fleet would presently declare for the king; and those seamen who came on shore, talked as if the city of London would join with them. This drew
• Strtpe, [n his Memorial* Ecclesiastical t says, "Sir Junes Hale*, knt. of Kent, a pious and good man, «J a js»t and ible judge, under King Henry and King Eiiwaru, wis nude a prisoner in the King's Bench, by "j* Bishop of Winchester, Lord Chancellor; and thrnce rvraovrd to the Counter, in Bread Street, and from fferace to the Fleet; here, one Foster, a gentleman of Hampshire, laboured to persuade him to embrace the r«pHb doctrine, by his argument; That the error was «***■* danger, but the truth full of peril. When it *u koown that Hales was inclinable to relent, Day, Bishop of Chichester, and Portman, a judge, came to hua, (it being then the month of April, 1554,) and did •* earnestly deal with him, that they overcame him at 1*4. after hi* having lain three weeks in that prison of •»« FVteL Bat the trouble that arose in his conscience ferwhtt he had dooc. tilled him with great terror, and "tnrhtltnfd him with sorrow; so that lie attempted, in l»e ibftrorrof hi* servant, to kill himself with his pen■aife. por being ill, and lying stubbing and sighing, b> Hal down his MTvant upon an errand, and in the ■eta time wounded himself in divers places of his My; bat his sen.au t came in on the sudden, and at that rtaw prevented his death. But after his recantation, bciajduaiiMed home unto hi* own country and hahita"«■. eoBqoered with grief and despair, he drowned him***f ia a shallow pond near his own house, which is •hewn to this day.*—The family of Beaksbourne denied, '•"•ertT, that he so destroyed himself, and said, "That Sir J taw* retiring to his seat at Thanington,n<ai CanterM H
bury, amused himself with the pleasures of a country life, and crossing the river over a narrow bridge, as he was walking in his meadows, fell in accidentally, and was drowned, aged eighty-five."
+ The elder son and heir of Sir James Hales, Humphrey Hales,esq. of the Dungeon, m. the daughter and heir of Robert At water, of lloyton, near Lenhaiii, and had issue,
James (Sir), his heir.
Humphrey, who was York herald, left two sons,
The elder son,
Sir James Hai.es, knt. of Dungeon, m. Alice, daughter uf Sir Thomas Kemp, knt. and one of the heirs of her mother, Cecilia, eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Chvyney, knt. and was s- bv his son,
Chkvnev Hales, esq. of Dungeon, who d. 18th March, 1MMJ, leaving by Mary, his wife, riauejiier of Hichard Hardres, of Hardres (who outlived him, and m. in her widowhood William Ashetiden, and agitiii becoming a widow, m. thirdly, George Waller, esq.) a sou and heir,
Sir James Hales, knt. of Dungeon, living in Itili).
many gentlemen of the country, who wished well, to visit the ships and they returned more confirmed of the truth of what they had heard. Good fellowship was a vice spread everywhere; and this young great heir, who had been always bred among his neighbours, affected that which they were best pleased with; and so his house was a rendezvous for those who delighted in the exercise, and who every day brought him the news of the good inclinations of the fleet for the ling; and all men's mouths were full of the general hatred the whole kingdom had against the parliament as well as the army. In this posture of affairs, Mr. L'Estrange easily induced Mr. Hales to put himself at the head of his own county, that was willing to be led by him; and his lady, who was full of zeal for the king, joining with him, the young gentleman resolved to do something for his majesty's service, at a juncture when the Scots were ready to march into England, and most parts of the kingdom ready to rise; but being not enough conversant in the affairs of the world, he referred himself and the whole bi'-....iess to be governed by Mr. L'Estrange, who wa . believed by his discourse to be an able soldier. J ccordinglv letters were sent to particular gentlemen, ar a warrants to the constables of hundreds, requiri ig ' In his majesty's name, all persons to appear at a time and place appointed, to advise together, and lay hold on such opportunities as should be offered for relieving the king, and delivering him out of prison.' And meeting accordingly, they unanimously elected Mr. Hales for their general: a good body of horse and foot was in consequence drawn together at Maidstone, Mr. Hales having taken up, on his own security, nearly Eiatn Y Thousand Pounds to defray the expense; and they were so strong, that the commander of the parliament forces, sent to suppress them, wrote word that he durst not advance. On the newM of this commotion (the first in the kingdom), the Earl of Norwich was dispatched to Kent, to command as general. Upon the news of another general being sent, Mr. Hales retired, with his friend, Mr. L'Estrange, to Holland, and lived beyond seas, on account of the great debts he had contracted in the king's service."—The lady alluded to in the above narrative, as Sir Edward's wife, was the Hon. Anne Wotton, youngest daughter and co-heir* of Thomas, second Lord Wotton of Marley, by his wife, Mary,
He died in France, and was s. by his eldest Sod,
Hi. Sik Edward Hales, bart- This gentleman n joyed the favour of King James II. under wbitfi prince he had a regiment of foot, was of the prin council, and one of the lords of the Admiralty,depory governor of the Cinque Ports, and Ueutenant-governoT of the Tower. Sir Edward had an action broaght against him by Arthur Godden, his coachman, for th? penalty of £500, for neglecting to take the oaths « supremacy and allegiance, within three months aftrr he had his regiment, grounded upon the act of th? 25th Charles II. and was convicted at Roehestfr assizes for the same; but moving it into the Kin; > Bench, pleaded the king's dispensing power, and k-i judgment given for him.t eleven of the judges Wit'.; of opinion that the king might dispense in that cue. At the It evolution he was confined for a year ao-i a half in the Tower : on his release he -went to Franrf, and in consideration of bis services was created fey the abdicated monarch Earl of Teiiterden^ wi« ^ tations to his brothers, John and Charles. Sir F.J ward m. Frances, daughter of Sir Francis Windibaal. knt. of Oxfordshire, and by her, who d. in ltt3, asd issue,
Edward, who fell at the Boyne, unm.
John, successor to the baronetcy.
Robert, J- lived to man's estate, and all a*, an®.
Anne, d. unm.
Mary, m. to —■ Bauwens, esq. judge of the Adfitfralty at Ostend.
Frances, m. to Peter, 4th Earl of Fingall
Elizabeth, \d. unmarried.
Clare, m. to Mr. Hussey, of the kingdom of Ireland.
* Lord Wotton died in 1730 (when the barony became extinct), leaving four daughters, his co-heirs, viz.
1. Kathekine, who m. Henry, Lord Stanhope, and
was mother of Philip, second Earl of Chesterfield, and secondly, John Poliander Kirkhovcn, Lord of Hempfleet, in Holland, by whom she had a son, Charles-Henry Kirkhoven, created Baron Wotton, of Wotton. Her ladyship, after the death of her first husband, was created by Charles II. Countess Op Chesterfield, for life.
2. Hbsther, m. to Baptist, Viscount Camden.
3. Margaret, m. to Sir John Tufton, knt.
4. Anne, m to Sir Edward Hales, knt.
; This memorable cane was argued by Sir Edward Nortbey, for the plaintiff, and Sir Thomas Powis, for the defendant; the Lord Chief Justice Herbert delivered the opinions of the twelve judges.
| Abstract from the Patent of Creation:
"James the Second, by the grace of God, &c.
"To our Archbishops, Dukes, &c.—Whereas it Is a kingly act, and a singular testimony of our benevolence, to enoble those persons we find worthy of our favour, as well that others may see how grateful the faith in I duty of our subjects it to Us, as that they themselves may be encouraged to endeavour at great matters. Whereas, therefore, the fidelity of our well beloved and most faithful counsellor, Sir Edward Hales, of Hackington, other
wise St. Stephens, in our county of Kent, baronet, hi* been by various changes abundantly known to a*, *t4 likewise bring to our minds the ancient nobility of *u family, as well on the father's as mother's aide; us especially the great merit of Robert Hale*, nwu»frt> Lord High Treasurer of our kingdom of England, tM the Prior of the Hospital, who upon accoant of a Bm*1
Srudent advise which he gave to our predecessor, hies lie hard the Second, had, on a popular sedition fcj it* fury of the mob, his head struck off; and his fat few'» great-grandfather, who in a rebellion, by reawn of &*a fidelity towards the most serene kings, oar father *& brother of happy memory; besides what they other*i« suffered by the loss of liberties and legal ptweanow: and his great-grandfather, Sir Edward Hales, of TonitaU. in the county of Kent, baronet, suffered five yean est prisonment in the Tower of London; and hi* father, Sir Edward Hales, of Tunstal, aforesaid, suffered baowhrnest and confiscation of goods. His mother sprang from *» ancient Earls of Hereford, and from the sister of Si. Edward the Confessor; and finally, the said Sir Edwari Hales, by his wise administration of many offec*?. **• for his fidelity to us and the Catholic church, has wia great fortitude suffered by the present rebellion, &r-*t "His eldest son, Edward, in the mean time, t yes*by the brightness of his wit, the politeness of hi* aa ~ ners, the greatness of his mind, very dear to as, * killed in Ireland, at the battle of the "Boyne, as he *** courageously fighting against the enemy, 4c. &c. "Know ye therefore.*' itc. &c.
He died in France in 1(103, was buried in the church of St Sulpice, in Paris, and *. by his eldest surviving eon.
i?. Sib John Hales, bart. who m. first, Helen, daughter of Sir Richard Sealing, of Ireland, secretary to the queeu dowager of Charles II. and had issue, John, who d. in infancy.
Edward, who m. Mrs. Eulstrode, widow of Captain Bulstrode,and grandaughter of Sir Richard Bulstrode, by whom, dying before his father, he left Edward, who s. his grandfather. Frances, m. to George Henry Lee, second Earl of Lichfield, of that family. He Jr. secondly, Helen, daughter of Dudley Bagnel, t*q. of Newry, and by that lady (who d. in 1737) bad three sons,
James, an officer in the emperor's service, lulled
in Italy, in 1735.
T. Sir Edward Hales, bart. who wedded, first,
Hirbafa-Mabella, daughter and heir of John Webb,
esq. elder son of Sir John Webb, bart. of Oldstock,
and bad by that lady, who d. in 1770, surviving issue,
Edward, his heir.
Anne, a nnn.
Barbara, m. to M. Jouchere,a French officer, and
survived his widow. Mary, m. to M. Demorlaincourt, a French officer. He n. secondly, in 1790, Mrs. Palmer, but by her had no issue. Sir Edward d. in August, 1802, and was i. by his son,
fl. Sir Edward Hales, who m. in 1780, Lucy, second daughter of Henry Darell, esq. of Colehill, bat dying issueless, I5th March, J82fl, the Baronetcy became Htixct.
Xrm#_Gules, three arrows or, feathered and bearded argent.
HALES, OF BEAKSBOURNE.
Created I*th Jnly, 1600.—Extinct 12th April, 1824.
Tail was a branch from the same stock as the Hales of Woodchurch.
Thomas Hales, one of the barons of the Exchequer, temp. Hesry VIII. was seated at Dungeon, near Canterbury, and marrying Isabell, dau. and coheir °f Stephen Harris, left issue, i. James (Sir), his heir, ii. Tnoms, of Thanington.
The wife of this gentleman, Mary Honywood, had « )ieraeeea*e Imp less than 3t>7 persons, all living, directly wwoded from her, viz. 10 children,
'Hi" "a*M acilnired high re potation by his researches is asd works opou natural and experimental philosophy.
- IV Dran was youngest son of Sir George Booth, «^i*d Baho« Delayers, of Dunham Massie, in the «wty of Chester, in lool (see Burke's Extinct Peerage). *«7 Hales was bis second wife, and by her he had five **» and three daoehtern, viz.
I- Robert Booth, who d. nnru. in 1733.
in. Edward, from whom the Hales of Woodchurch. Iv. William, of Nackington.
i. Mildred, m. to John Honywood, esq. of Seen, in Kent.
The second son,
Thomas Hales, esq. of Thanington, m- Jane, onlydaughter and heir of Clement Holloway, esq. and was $. by his son,
Sir Charles Hales, knt. of Thanington, who m. Anne, dau. of Robert Honywood, esq.* of Charing, in Kent, and was .*. by his eldest son,
Thomas Hales, esq. who m. Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Payton, bart. of Knowlton, in Kent, and had issue,
Robert, his heir.
Samuel, of New Windsor, Berks, m. Frances,
daughter of Sir Robert Rennet, knt. of Windsor,
and had issue.
Mary, m. to Andrew Plumpton, esq. of New
He was s. by his eldest son,
t. Robert Hales, esq. of Beaksbourae, in Kent, who was created a Baronet by King Charles II. 12th July, 1660. Sir Robert m. Catherine, daughter and co-heir of Sir William Ashcomb, knt. of A livescot, in Oxfordshire, and bad issue,
i. Thomas, his heir, who m. Mary, daughter and heir of Richard Wood, esq. of Abbot's Langley, Herts, and dying in the lifetime of his father, left
1. Thomas, successor to his grandfather.
3. Robert, one of the clerks of the privy
council, m. Sarah, daughter and heir
4. William, tn. Mary, daughter and co-heir
of John Gillon, gent, of the Isle of Thanet, and had issue,
5. Stephen, B.D. F.R.S.+ vicar of Tedding
ton, Middlesex, and rector of Farrington, Hants, tn. Mary, daughter and coheir of Dr. Henry Newce, of Much Hadham, Herts.
1. Mary, m. the Hon. Robert Booth, D.D.
dean of Bristol, and archdeacon of Durham. J
2. Anne, m. to Samuel Milles, esq. of Heme,
2. George Booth, in holy orders, d. umn. in 1725.
3. Edward Booth, d. unin.
4. Nathaniel Booth, succeeded as fourth Lord Dela
merc, and with him, in 1770, the barony expired.
5. William, d. young.
1. Mary Booth, d. anm.
2. Elizabeth Booth, m. to Charles Thrupple, esq. of
the city of London.
3. Vere Booth, m. to George Tyndale, esq. of Bath
ford, in Somersetshire.
His first wife was Anne, daughter of Sir Robert Booth, chief justice of the court of Common Pleas In Ireland, and by her he had a son, Henry, who d. s. p. The dean d. in 1730, and his widow in 1732.
3. Elizabeth, m. to the Rev. John Metcalfe. vicar of Sunbury. u. William, m. Mary, daughter and coheir of Samuel Bland, esq. of London, one of the gentlemen of the band of pensioners, and had a son, Robert, in. first, Martha, daughter of Mr. Wickham, of Falmouth, merchant, and had by her Robert, 6. 38th June, 1712. Joseph, 6. 19th July, 1711. He (Robert, Sen.) m. secondly, Jane Green, and, by that lady, had another son, Edward, and four daughters, Jane, Anne, Mary, and Elizabeth. Sir Edward was s. at his decease by his grandson,
II. Sir Thomas Hales, bart. M. P. for the county of Kent, temp. King William and Queen, Anne, m. Mary, daughter of Sir Charles Pym, bart. of Brymore, in Somersetshire (and sister and sole heir of Sir Charles Pym), and had, with other issue (who d. s. p.) Thomas, his heir. Mary, m. to Sir Brooke Bridges, bart. of Good
neston. Catherine, m. to Edward Cook, esq. of Canterbury. Anne.
Elizabeth, m. first, to Benjamin Lethieuillier, esq. of East Sheen, Surrey, and secondly, to Charles Pyott, esq. of St. Martin's, near Canterbury. Sir Thomas acquired the estate of Brymore with his wife, and took up his abode there. He d. 7th January, 1748, and was *. by his son,
in. Sir Thomas Hales, bart. This gentleman was clerk of the board of Green Cloth, and sate in parliament temp. George I. and George II. He m. Mary, daughter of Sir Robert Marsham, bart. of the Mote, near Maidstone, father of the first Lord Romney, and by her (who d. 4th August, 1709), had issue, i. Thomas-ptm, his heir.
Ii. Charles, captain 3rd regiment of Foot Guards, m. Robert. It. John, v. George.
vi. Philip, who succeeded his eldest brother in the baronetcy. i. Mary, m. to the Right Rev. Dr. Charles Moss,
Bishop of Bath and Wells. Ii. Catherine, in. Elizabeth.
iv. Anne, m. first, to Anthony Duncombe, Lord Feversham (his third wife), and secondly, to William, first Earl of Radnor, v. Margaret ta, m. in 1709, to Samuel Pechell, esq. of Richmond, in Surrey, one of the masters in Chancery.
vi. Harriet, vn. Caroline. Sir Thomas d. 0th October, 1793, and was t. by ku eldest son,
iv. Sir Thomis-ptm Hales, bart. M.P. for Doter, and afterwards for Downton, Wilts, m. Mary, daughter and heir of Gervas Hey ward, esq. of Sandwich, in Kent, and relict of George Coussmaker, esq. of Stapk. in the same county, and had five daughters, via. i. Mary-anne, b. in 1765.
Ii. Jane, b. in 1706, m. in July, 1795, to theRff. Henry Bridges, son of Sir Brook Bridgw, bart. in. Elizabeth, o. in 1769, m. to John Calcraft.es*
of Remston, in Dorsetshire, iv. Harriet, 6. in 1770. v. Caroline, 6. in 1772, m. in 1798, to Crfood the Hon. John William Gore, second son «' Arthur-Saunders, second Earl of Arran, a&! has issue. (See Burke's Pierage end Baronetage.) Sir Thomas-Pym, d. 18th March, 1773, and wis s, ty his only surviving brother,
v. Sir Philip Hales, bart. one of the grooms d his majesty's bedchamber, m. in 1795, Ehiabtfri, daughter and heir of Thomas Smith, esq. of Key worth, Notts, and had a daughter,
Elizabeth Hales. He d. 12th April, 1824, and leaving no male i*wthe Baronetcy became Extinct.
Arms— As Hales, Of Woouchurch.
HALES, OF COVENTRY.
Created 28th Aug. 1000.—Extinct before Kit
Thomas Hales, second son of Thomas de Hak*>(*
i- Christopher, his heir.
* Of this eminent man Anthony Wood thus speaks: "He was commonly called Club-foot Hales, because in his younger days he had got that deformity by a wound from his own dagger at the bottom of his foot. This person being very much addicted to letters from his childhood, was sent to the nniversity, and having a happy memory, accompanied with incredible industry, became admirably well skilled in the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew tongues, and at length in the municipal laws and in antiquities, which made him admired by all ingenious men of his time. In the reign of Henry VIII. he Mas clerk of the hamper (haunaper) for several yeans and obtained a fair estate in Warwickshire antl elsewhere upon the dissolution of monasteries and chauntries; founded a freeschool at Coventry, and for the use of the youth lo be taught there, did write Introduction?* udGrammaticam, partly in English and partly in Latin. He wrote also Highway to Nobility; and translated into English Pre*
eeptsfor the Preservation of Health. When Qoeen Mm} came to the crown, he fled beyond sea ai voluntary *"*• and settliug at Frankfort, in Germany, we nt»d hits ■ zealous man for the nutting of the exiles there in pe*«> When Queen Elizabeth succeeded he returned, aed *r first thing that made him then to be noted was anoratw* to Queen Elizabeth at her first entrance to her ttifa: it was not spoken, but delivered in writing to her byt nobleman. He also wrote a little book in favosr of m house of Suffolk, especially of the children of Ed"*TM Seymour, Earl of Hertford, eldest son uf Edward, D»st of Somerset, who was married to the Lady Kataeria* Grey, daughter of Henry', Poke of Suffolk (of eear affiance in blood to the queen), the effect of which « * derive the title of the crown of England, in case Qste* Elizabeth should die without issue, to the house of »» folk. This marriage, notwithstanding the .irchbisbnf" Canterbury did by his sentence pronooncc ■RlawfsL yn