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John Hales, gent, and his heirs; which John, being an active man in those days, and clerk of the hamper (an office then of no small benefit), and having accumulated a great estate in monastery and chantry lands, resolved to erect a lasting monument to his memory (for he had neither child nor wife), and thereupon designing the foundation of a freeschool here, and that the king should have the honour thereof (for which respect he had no little favour in bis purchases as I have credibly heard), obtained license for the amortizing of lands thereto of CC marks p. ann. value. This John Hales bought also the Whitefryers, in Coventry, of Sir Ralph Sadler, knt. He d. Sth Cal. January, 1572; and by will appointed Hales Place, alias Whitefryers, in Coventry, to be sold. He was buried in the church of St. Peter's the Poor, in Broad Street, London, as his epitaph, on a fair ancient plate in the wall, in Stow's Survey imparts. But notwithstanding the before-speriiied appointment, the estate was not Bold, for John Hales, esq. descended from Christopher, his eldest brother, enjoyed it." in. Bartholomew, of Snittertirld, wi. Mary, daughter and heir of George Harpur, esq. and was father of Sir Bartholomew Hales, knt. of Snitterfield, who m. {Catherine, daughter of Sir Thomas Griesley, of Drakelow, in the county of Derby, relict of Francis Dethick, esq. of Newhall (she married for her third husband, Henry Gibbs, esq.) and by that lady had an only daughter, Elizabeth, who died before her father. He d. in 1610. i \. Stephen, of Newland, in the county of Warwick, w- Anne, daughter of Richard Morrison, of Bucks, and was father of Sir Charles Hales, knt. of Newland, one of the king's council at York, who d. 2nd February, 1618, leaving issue by Elizabeth, daughter of Walter Fish, of London, Stephen Hales, heir to his cousin, Sir Bartholomew, m. Abigail, daughter of William Walter, esq. of Wimbledon, in Surrey, and had a son, Sir Stephen Hales, K.B. who rf. s. p. in 16**8, and was buried at Snitterfield, in Warwickshire.

be tltlevt son and heir (of Alderman Hales), I'MEifrorHEB Hales, esq. was i. by his son, Joan Hales, esq. of Whitefriers, in Coventry, who ns heir to his uncle John Hales, clerk of the hanaper, md inherited his large estates. His son and heir,

Christopher Hales, esq. of Whitefriers, had three sons; the second was a Turkey merchant in London, the third was of Lincoln, and the eldest,

i. John Hales, esq. of Coventry, having succeeded his father, was created a Baronet by King Charles II. 28th August, 16G0. Sir John m. Anne, daughter of Mr. Alderman Johnson, of London, and had issue, Christopher, his heir. Edward, successor to his brother.

Dorothy, m. to Michael Rutter, esq. of Burton

on-the-Hill, in the county of Gloucester. ■ ■ - -, m. to Mr. Eyre, of Lincoln.

He d. in 1677, and was s. by his elder son,

Ii. Sir Christopher Hales, M.P. for Coventry temp* King William and Queen Anne. He died unmarried 19th January, 1717, and was s. by his brother, in. Sir Edward Hales. This gentleman, after the death of his brother, procured an act of parliament for the sale of the estate of the Whitefriers in Coventry to discharge Sir Christopher's debts. It was purchased by John, Duke of Montagu, who conveyed it in 1722 to Samuel Hill, esq. of Shenston Park, in Staffordshire; the mansion-house was sold to two tradesmen in Coventry. Sir Edward m. Elizabeth, daughter of — Thorpe, esq. of St. Martin's in-the-Fields, Middlesex, and died 7th September, 1720, leaving issue, Christopher, his heir.

Edward, m. in January, 1735-6, Susannah, daughter of Charles Bertie, esq. of Uffington, in the county of Lincoln. John. Anne.* Catherine.* Elizabeth.* He was s. by his eldest son,

iv. Sir Christopher Hales, who m. in September, 1736, Harrison, daughter of Benjamin Columbine, esq. of Moreley, in the county of Antrim, in Ireland, and bad a son and heir, John, and a daughter, Elizabeth. He died at Hammersmith Sth May, 1776, and was $. by his son,

v. Sir John Hales, who m. Anne, daughter and heir of John Scott, esq. of North End, and had three sons and five daughters. He died 15th March, 1802, and was s. by his son,

vi. Sir John-scott Hales, of the 90th regiment, who died at Lisbon 22nd February, 1803, and was s. by his brother,

vu. Sir Samuel Hales, who also died unmarried 2nd January, 1805, and was jr. by his brother,

Viii. Sir Christopher Hales, who a*, s. p. before 1812, when the Baronetcy was Extinct.

Arms— Gu. three arrows or, feathered arg.

*r aithor Hale», who wis esteemed a man very opinioa<u\t. tbnvEh otherwise very learned, did maintain in the Km) buck that their aole consent did legitimate their convnetim. Which pamphlet flying abroad, came straightway tu Ike court: whereupon the queen ant) the nobles *io* hirhly offended, the author was quickly discovered isi f'jriiwhh imprisoned in the Tower of London. Soon "*'«, Nit-hula* Bacon, then lord keeper, was presumed "havf had a flower in it, tor which he had like to have k«i aU office, if Sir Anthony Browne, who had been M chief ja»tice of the Common Pleas in Queen Mary's iiar, woald have accepted of it, which her majesty of f*ml to huii, and (he Earl of Leicester earnestly exhorted bun Is take it, but he refused it, for that he was of a different rtUfjon from the state: and Bo Sir Nicholas !■■■>' <n remained in his place, at the great instance of Sir WLilian Cecil (afterwards lord treasurer), who though he «u to be privy to the said book, yet was the matter

so wisely laid upon Hales and Bacon, that Sir William was kept free, and thereby hud more authority and grace to procure the others pardon, as he did. Soon after, John Lesley, Bishop of Boss, a great creature of Mary, Queen of Scots, did answer that book, lor which he got the good-will of many, of others not. As for our author Halts, he gave way to fate on the 5th of the Kalends of January, in fifteen hundred, seventy and two. He died without issue, so that his estate, which chiefly lay in Warwickshire,of which hi-* principal house in Coventry, called Hales Place, otherwise the White-fryers, was part, went to John, son of bis brother Christopher Hales (some time also an exile at Frankfort,), whose posterity dolh remain there."

• One of these ladies became the wife of Mr. Taylor, of London, but which is not known.

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Richard Halford, esq. of Clipstone, in Northamptonshire, was father of

Edward Halford, esq. of Langham, in the county of Rutland, and Welham, in the county of Leicester, who m. Dionesia, daughter of — Bury, esq. of Rutland, and watt s. hy his son,

i. Richard Halford/ esq. of Wistow, in Leicestershire, high sheriff of that county 19 James I. who was created a Baronet 18th December, 1641. Sir Richard m. first, Isabella, daughter of George Bowman, esq. of Mcdbourne, in the same county, and had two sons and two daughters, viz.

i. Andrew, his heir, of Kilby. This gentleman
married thrice, and had by his first wife,t
Thomas, successor to his grandfather.
Richard, *1 .
Andrew,/ d' nnm-

Joan, m. to Andrew Freeman.
Mr. Halford (as well as his father) was a
devoted adherent of I. in the civil
war, and raised and maintained for the ser-
vice of his majesty a body of men at his own
charge in the county of Leicester; with those,
amongst other duties, he made a party of
rebels prisoner, amongst whom was one Elude,
high constable of Guthlaxton hundred, and
carried them to the king's camp, where they
were all tried and hanged. He was after-
wards himself condemned by the Protector
for the murder of these men, and his life cost
him no less a sum than thirty thousand
pounds. He died iu the lifetime of his father,
1057, aged fifty-four, and was buried at
in George, of Turlangton, in Leicestershire, d. s. p.
i. Joan, m. first, to — Bowman; and secondly, to

Francis St. John, n. Mary, m. to Samuel Luddington, esq. Sir Richard was so remarkable for his loyalty to the king, that his majesty made Wistow the place of his retirement when in Leicestershire, where the baronet not only hospitably entertained his royal guest, but supplied him with large sums of money. Sir Richard was several times plundered, and at last compounded for his estate for £2000. He d. in 1658, aged seventyeight, and was *. by hiB grandson,

if. Sir Thomas Halford, bart. who m. Selina, eldest daughter of William Welby, esq. of Denton, in the county of Lincoln, and had a numerous family. He died in 1610, and was s. by bis eldest son,

in. Sir Thomas Halford, bart. M.P. for the county of Leicester temp. Charles II. who died uamura] in 1669, and was s. by his brother,

iv. Sir William Halford, bart. who •». Ja&h, daughter of Thomas Boothby, esq. of Tooley ParL, in the county of Leicester, but died without issue in 1605, was buried at Wistow, and *. by bis brother,

v. Sir Richard Halford, bart. in holy orders, wb» m. Mary, daughter of the Rev. William Cotton, reewr of Brough ton-Asley, in the county of Leicester, aaJ had issue,

William, his successor.

Thomas, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Pi!
mer, esq. of Leicester, and had four sons, the
youngest of whom,
Charlks, succeeded as seventh baronet.
Charles, fellow of New College, Oxford.
Welby, (/. unm.
Mary, d. in 1742.
Rebecca, d. in 1728.

Elizabeth, who m. John Smalley, esq. aldenam
of Leicester, and their daughter,
Hester Smalley, marrying James Vauf>u,
M.D. had issue,
Henry Vauchan, who succeeding to to
Halford estates, assumed that sunuae.
and is the present Sir Henry Hiuou,
John Vacchax (Sir), knt. one of the te*

rons of the Exchequer.
Peter Vauchan, D.D. dean of CheuT.

d. in 1626. Charles Vaughan (Sir), knt. envBy«

traordinary to the United States. Edward Vaughan. Almenia-Selina Vaughan. Sir William enlarged the possessions of the fanuiy "■• purchasing the manor of Kebworth-Harcourt. He i in 1727, was buried at Wistow, and s. by his ekUstsoa, vi. Sir William Halford, bart. who preferred i claim to the office of great pannater at the conmi of George II. He died unmarried in 178S, taa s. by his nephew,

vu. Sir Charles Halford, bart. who ss. S daughter of Edward Farnham, esq. of Qa< House, in the county of Leicester, but dying t p u July, 1780, the Baronetcy became Rxtikct. estates Sir Charles bequeathed, after the demise of b widow, Sarah, Lady Halford (who «. in July, 1 Basil, sixth Earl of Denbigh), to bis cousin, Hi* Vauchan, M.D. who was created a Baronet fftn' tember, 1600, and assuming the surname of HiLK** at the decease of the lady above-mentioned, ■Md event occurred 2nd October, 1814, is now (185?) Sal Henry Halford, bart. (See Bi-rke's Peerage a.Baronetage.)

Arms— Arg. a greyhound passant sa- on a chief ^ three fleurs-de-lis or.


Created 27th June, 1706.—Extinct


The representative of the ancient family of Half*! of Welham, Leicestershire,

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i. Sii William Halford, knt. ft. in 1063 (son and heir of Sir William Halford, knt. by Elizabeth, his wife,daughter of Sir John Prctyman, hart, and grandma of William Halford, esq. by Mary, his wifo, daughter of Sir Henry Atkyns, knt. of Clapham), was ere ued a B«R(»rr in 1700. He m. Lady Frances Cecil, daughter of James, third Earl of Salisbury, and dying to March, 17*8-9, was s. by his son,

ii. Sii Jivrs Halford, of Welham, living in 1712, with whom the Baronrrcr is supposed to have axrurD. The estate of Welham eventually became by purchtm the property of Francis Edwards, esq.

Arm*— As Halford Of Wistow.

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J"tm Haltok, of Swansea, a gentleman of Cumtndge»hire, was living in the 12th Hekky VI. 1433. His descendant i'presumed only),

Robert Haltok, esq. serjeant-at-law, married Joan, aaaghter and heir of John Dhaynkr, of H ox ton, and aid issue,

i. Roocr, his heir.

Ii. William (Sir), of the Middle Temple, and of Great Abington, Cambridgeshire, knt. who <i. unmarried, ajid was buried in Great Abingtou Church.* in. Robert, I. Frances, m. to Thomas Massingbcrd, esq. of Bray to ft, and bad, with other issue, Henry Massingbcrd, esq. of Gunby. Sir Drayner Massingberd, ancestor of the Maasingberds of South Urmsby. (See Bi ant's Commoners, vol. i. and Hi.) It* third son,

Hosrrt Haltok, esq. who was of Hertfordshire, as. first, Heather, daughter of William Bouth, esq. and bad fire sons, Roger, Thomas, WiluiR, Robert, and John. His second wife was Mrs. >hote, a widow, but by her had no issue. The third am,

i- William Haltok, esq, executor and heir of his sRdc Sir William, purchased the estate of Little ^uaford Hall, in Essex, from Sir William Green, k*rt. and paid his ingress fine 10 Charles I. Ho was TT«teda Rabohet 10th September, 1042. Sir William «- arst, Mary, daughter of Sir Edward Altham, knt. sf Varks Hall, in the county of Easex, and by her «hos?. 29th December, 1644, aged twenty-six, s had

William, his heir. Mary, died unmarried. He m. secondly, Ursula, daughter of Sir Thomas Fisher, bart. of Islington, and by that lady (who m. secondly, Matthew M eriton, esq. of London, merchant) had two sons,

Thomas, of whom hereafter.

Richard, m. Mary, daughter of George Johnson, gent, and dying in 1703, left (with two daughters, Ursula and Susan,) a son,

George, wbo m. Hannah, eldest daughter of Mr. Fenwick Lambert, of London, and dying 7th May, 1720, was buried in London. He left three sons, Thou As, who f. as fifth baronet. William."l . George, )*•«»Sir William died about the year 1602, and was $. by his eldest son,

ii. Sir William Halton, bart. who dying unmarried 4th March, 1675, was buried at Latton, in Essex, and s. by his half-brother,

in. Sib Thomas Haltok, bart. who m. Elisabeth, daughter of John of London, by whom (who d. 26th August, 1716.) he had several children; of which all died unmarried except William, bis heir.

Mary, m. to James Nicholl, esq. of the Court Lodge, in Sussex. She d. 29th May, 1730, and was buried at Munfeild. Sir Thomas died 6th September, 1726, was buried at Islington, and s. by his »on,

iv. Sir William Haltok, bart. who m. Frances, daughter of Sir George Dalston, knt. eldest son and heir of Sir George Dalston, knt. of Heath Hall, in the county of York, (she was widow of John Jenny, esq. of Sturton Hall, in Suffolk,) but dying s. p. 12th February, 1754, the Baronetcy reverted to his cousin (refer to Richard, youngest son of the first baronet),

v. Sir Thomas Haltok, bart. who wi. Mary Burton, of London, and dying in 1760, was «. by his son,

Ti. Sir William Haltok, bart. This gentleman m. Mary, daughter of Michael Garner, esq. of King's Ripon, Huntingdonshire, but died without male issue frth February, 1823, when the Baronetcy became ExTihct. His only daughter,

Mary, m. John Haurhton James, esq. of Haughton Hall, in the Island of Jamaica, and had a numerous family, of which the elest son, PmLir Hacghtok Jamks, esq. is now representative of tbo HALTONs.

Arms—Party per pale az. and gu. a lion rampant arg.


Created Ilth May, 1042.—Extihct before 1726.


In 1642 a Baronrtcy was conferred on

i. John Hamilton, esq. of London, but of him or

his descendants we have no information: the title did

not exist in 1726.

"Where is a montiioeat Id the north chancel wall, whereon is a cum bent statue in armour, and a Hon at his feet, was una inscription:

Here under this Monument lyeth interred the

body of Sir William Halton, Knight, who in

Faith and murh patience changed this life for

a better, upon the 20th of November, in the year

of our Lord 1639, being near upon the age of 70 >ears.

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This family, genealogists deduced from a person of great power, and of knightly degree, namely,

Sir Thomas Mackfkl, whose son,

Sir John Mackfei., assumed the surname of HanKer in the time of Edward I. from the town of Hanroer, in the county of Flint, where he resided, and which constituted part of his great possessions. He was constahle of Carnarvon castle in the same reign, and is said to have married Hawes, daughter and heir of Enion ap Griffith, ap Gwinwinwin, Lord of Powis, a descendant from Bleddwyn ap Kynwyn, Prince of Wales. By this lady he had three sons, Owi.n, surnamed Goch, from bis being red, who succeeded to the lordship of Hanmer in 2nd Edward II., and dying issueless, divided his lands between his brothers, David and Philip. The latter at length becoming sole heir, was

Philip Hanmer, of Hanmer. He m. Agnes, daughter and heir of David ap Rice, ap Evans, ap Jones, and had issue,

David, his heir.


Margaret, m. to Morgan Goch ap Griffith.

Mirannoy, m. to G ruffe ap Howell, de Overton.

The elder son and heir,

Sir David Hanmkr, knt. of Hanmer, being a person learned in the laws, was constituted, for hi* fidelity to the English nation, one of the justices of the King's Bench, 26th February, 1.183, flth Rhharu II., when he had the honour of knighthood conferred upon him. Sir David in. Angharad, daughter of Lhyvelin Dhu ap Griffith, ap Jorworth Voell, and had issue,

Griffith, who m. Gwervill, daughter of Tudor
ap Grono, of Anglesey, and left an only daugh-
Angharad, m. to John Puleston, esq. of Km
Jenkin or John.

Margaret, m. the famous Owen, sumamed Glyn* Dower, and had several sons and daughters. The second sou,

Sir Jenmn or John Hanmer, or Hannkmbre (as the name was then written), in. first, Margaret, daughter and heir of David, son and heir of Bletbwyn Vychon, of Ockenbolt, lineally descended from Edwyn, Lord of Tregangle, alias Englefield. By this lady he acquired lands, and a mansion house called Llwyn Derwn, in Tregangle, and had a sou, Griffith. He m. secondly. Eve, daughter of David ap Grono, ap Jorwith, by whom he had three other sons, viz. John, of Halton, whose grandson, Sir Edward Hanmer, m. Margaret, daughter of

Sir Thomas Salisbury, knt. but died wither i.-«uc, when his sister, Jane Hanmer, became his heir. She a. Sir Roger Puleston, knt. of Emral. Edward, of the Fens, in the county of Flint, fra whom lineally descends the present Sir Joe* Hanmer, hart, of Hanmer. Richard, of Bettisfield, from whom the Human of Bettisfield and Burbridge descended. This Sir Jenkin or John Hanmer was slain in the battle of Shrewsbury, in the time of Henry IV. He had previously divided his property between his Ski*, Griffith, and Edward of the Fens. The elder.

Griffith Hanmer, of Hanmer, as. Eleanor, dau$V ter of Sir Peers Dutton, knt. and had issue,

Richard, his heir.

Elizabeth, m. to Ellis Eyton, of Eyton.

Alice, m. to David Lloyd.

Margaret, m. to David Eyton.

Janet, m. to William ap Rys, of Togingle.

Maud, m. to Lewes Yalle.

He was s. by hi* son,

Richard Hanmer, esq. of Hanmer, who si. Margaret, daughter of Sir Roger K Mi as tun, knt. of Horik*. in the county of Salop, and had five sons, Tho*i». his heir, John, Christopher, David, and HuBparr, and three daughters, viz.

Ermine, m. to Sir Edward Puleston, knt.
Dorothy, m. to Edward Brereton, esq. of Bar

sham. Eleanor, m. to Richard Wicherley, esq. of wicherley. His eldest son and heir,*

Sin Thomas Hanver, of Hannoer, received the honour of knighthood at Bullogne from Henri \ 111. and departed this life 10th February, 1M5. He • Jane, daughter of Sir Randolph Brerrton, knt. «< Malpas, and had five sons, Thomas (Sir), n» kek. Handle, John, Richard, and Humphry, with as nu*> daughters, vis.

Eleanor, m. to William Hanmer, esq. of the Fens.
who by bis last testament, bearing date IK*
January, I*7»«tne PTM»at wheirof is on the fcb
April following, bequeaths his body to be sur*'i
in the chancel on the north side of the chares
of Hanmer.
Elizabeth, m. to John Conway, esq.
Margaret, m. to David Bird, t**q.
Catherine, w. to Peter Puleston, esq.
Mary, m. to Roger Kynaston, esq.

He was *. by his eldest son.

Sir Thomas Hanmer, who was made a koight bv the king's royal mandate, 2tud February, UtE»«»sp VI. He m. Catherine, daughter and heir of D»*»4. sou of Thomas Salter, esq. of Oswestre. in the count* of Salop, and had, with a daughter, Margaret. ■*■ 6rH, to Roger Puleston, esq. of Emral, and, secondly,»" John Puleston, esq. of Lleway Knottey, four sow. John, Thomas, William, and Handle, whereof tw eldest,

John Hanmer, esq. of Hanmer, was M.P- t« »* borough of Flint in the I3th He **.*"*■ daughter of Sir John Salusbary, kut. of Lkwcnc?, n the county of Denbigh, and was s. by his eldwt *>»•

Sir Thomas Hanmer, kut. of Hanmer, whoattea^* the Earl of Denbigh into France, in the *7th of EliZabeth, when the nobleman was deputed by ber »*jesty to invest Henry III. with the Garter. He *» afterwards, 35th Elisabeth, elected knight to *r«e in parliament for the county of Flint, and when King Jiwej ascended the throne, he was honored with knighthood at Whitehall, 23rd July, 1603, previous to the king's coronation. In the I5th of that reign be was appointed, among others, of the council to William, Lord Compton, president of the marches of Wale*.and departed this life 18th April, 1619. He m. first. Lady Anne Talbot, daughter of John, Earl of Shrewsbury, by whom he had an only daughter, Catherine, who d. an infant. Sir Thomas m. secondly, Catherine, daughter of Sir Thomas Mostyn, knt. and by that lady had

• Cousin-german to this Richard was Sir Edward Hanmer, knighted in Scotland in the reign of Hlnrt VII r. hii valiant behaviour in the army, under the command of tut* Earl of Surrey.

John, his heir.

Thomas, who m. the widow of — Charlton, esq. of
Apley, and d. s. p.


Anne, as. to Humphrey Dyraoke, esq. of Willington.

Ursula, d. unm.

Margaret, m. to Roger Ellis, esq. of Alrey, in the county of Flint.

Sir Thomas was *. by his eldest son,

i. John Hanmer, esq. of Hanmer, who was created a Baronet by King James I. 8th July, 1620, and was fkcted knight of the shire for Flint in the three years afterwards. Sir John m. Dorothy, daughter and coheir of Sir Richard Trevor, knt. of Trewallyn, in the rounty of Denbigh, and had issue,

Thomas, his successor.

John, captain in the army, slain in action, and

d, 3. p.

David, d. $. p.

Mary, m. to Sir Edward Lister, knt. of Rowton,

in Shropshire. Catherine, m. to Edward Kynaston, esq. of Ottley, in the same county. Sir John, who was generally esteemed, died much lamented in the flower of his age, anno 1624, and was s. by his eldest son,

li. Sie Thomas Hanmer, hart, who m. first, Elisabeth,* daughter of Sir Thomas Baker, and sister and Hrir of Thomas Baker, esq. of Whittingham, in Suffolk. By this lady he had a son and daughter, viz. John, his successor.

Trevor, m. to Sir John Warner, knt. of Parham, in Suffolk.

Sir Thomas m. secondly, Susan, dau. of Sir William

H<Trej, knt. of Ickworth, also in Suffolk,t and aunt

oUehn Hervey, first Earl of Bristol, by her he had

William, who m. Peregrine, daughter of Sir

Henry North, bart. and sister and co-heir of Sir

Henry North, bart. of Mildenhall in Suffolk, to

whom be (Sir Henry) gave his whole estate.

By this lady Mr. William Hanmer had an only


Thomas, who succeeded as fourth Baronet. Thomas (Sir), barrister at law, knighted by King Charles II. and made solicitor to Queen CaTherine, d. young and unm.

Sasanna, m. to Sir Henry Bunbury, bart. of
Stanny Hall, in the county of Chester, and
had, with other issue.
Sir Charles Bunbury, 1 fourth and fifth ba-
Sir William Bunbury,/ ronets of Stanny.
The latter inherited the estate of Milden-
hall on the decease of his cousin Sir Tho-
mas Hanmer in 1746.

, m. to Robert Booth, esq. of Chester, and

d. *. p+

Sir Thomas, who represented the county of Flint in parliament, died in that honorable station in 1678, and was .v. by his eldest son,

in. Sir John Hanmer, bart. a major general in the army, M. P. for the county of Flint temp. Charles II., and for the town of Flint in the reigns of Jambs II. and William HI. He m. Mary, daughter and heir of Joseph Alston, esq. of Netherhall, in Suffolk, but had no issue. Sir John, who served with great honour as commander of a regiment on the side of William, at the battle of the Boyne, died in the year 1701, and was s. by his nephew (of the half blood),

Iv. Sir Thomas Hanmer, bart. 6. in 1676. This gentleman was returned to parliament, at the accession of Queen Anne, for the county of Flint; elected, in 1707, by the county of Suffolk, and placed in the speaker's chair in 1712. In reference to that event is the following couplet of Dr. Johnson:

Illustrious age! how bright thy glories shone,
When Hanmer fill'd the chair, and Annr the throne.

Sir Thomas was distinguished in the literary as the political world, and a splendid edition of Shakspeare's plays, published by the university of Oxford, to which he presented the MS., testify to his refined judgment and critical acumen. He m. first, in 100K, Isabella, Dowager Duchess of Grafton, widow of Henry, first Duke of Grafton, only daughter and heir of Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington; and, secondly, Elizabeth, only daughter and heir of Thomas Folkes, esq. of Barton, in Suffolk, but bad no issue. Sir Thomas ft. 3th May, 1746, when the Baronetcy became Extinct. The estate of Mildenhall, in Suffolk, devolved upon his cousin and heir-at-law, Sir William Bunbury, bart. and the estate of Hanmer passed to the heir male, and is now possessed by Sir John Hanmkr, bart.

Arms—Arg. two lions passant guardant az. armed and langued gu.

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"One of the maids of honour to Anne, queen consort of Charles I. t By Susan, daughter of Sir Robert Jermyn, knt. of Rushurook, in Suffolk.

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