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Roger Heals, second »son of William de Heale, and heir male on the death of his brother Nicholas, lived Ump. King Hknrv IV. baring served in the Scotch wars, and been there taken prisoner. His son and heir,
William Heals, settled at Hele, called for distinction South Hele, in the parish of Cornwood, in the South of Devon, and had issue by his wife, Juan, daughter of Simon Cox. esq. of Slude. in that county, five sons and one daughter,
i. John, of South Heale, who left issue,
Walter Heal, of South Heal, who m. Jane, daughter of Thomas Fortescue, Esq. of Wymentor, in Devon* by whom he had numerous sons and daughters, of whom, John B. esq. of Helen, eldest son and heir, m. Alice, daughter and heir of Richard Brooking, esq. of Holberton, in Devon, and was living s. p. at the time of the visitation in 16*20. 11. Hugh, of Cornwood, ancestor of the Heles of that place, and of Diptford, in Devon, whose representative, Jacob Bickpobd Hele, esq. of Stert, in the latter parish, great-great-greatgrandson through daughters of Upton of Lupton, Prowse of Moore, Fowell of Black Hall, and Bartlett of Exeter, all in Devon, of John Hele, esq. of Diptford, at the time of the herald's visitation, died in July, 1835, aged seventyeight, unmarried; and was presumed to have been the last male heir of this ancient family. He was interred on the I2th July, with his ancestors in the church of Diptford; and it is a remarkable fact, that there was but just sufficient room left in the vault for his coffin, in. Nicholas, of whose line we have to treat. iv. Baldwin. v. William.
1. Joan, m. to John Stert, esq. of Devon. The third son,
Nicholas Hele, esq. also of South Hele, m. first, Dyonisia, daughter of Walter Woodley, esq. of Tidbourne St. Mary, in Devon, by whom he had two sons and one daughter,
i. William, of Bridge Re veil, or Bridgwell, in
Cornwall, who d. s. p.* ii. John, of Holberton, in Devon, who m, N> beth, daughter of Thomas Pollexfen, est), of Kitley, in that county, t and had, with nine daughters, one son, Walter, of Gnaton, in Holberton, who ■. Elizabeth, daughter of WUhan Strode, esq. of Newnham Park, in Devon, lineal descendant and heir of William Strafe, esq. of Newnham, who at- Elisabeth, sale child and heir, by his wife, a daughter of Richard Powell, of Fowelbcwnfc. of Sir Philip Courtenay, knt of Loaghwr, in Devon,J great-grandson of Sir Pr-.ir; Courtenay, of Powderham Castle, sits son of Hugh Courtenay, second Earl of Devon, by his wife Margaret de Boh at, daughter of Humphrey, Earl of Hereford and Essex, and the Princess EliiaVtb. daughter of King Edward I. By her he had issue,
1. Sampson, of Gnaton, high sheriff of Devon, 19th King James I- l«i. He m. Joan, eldest daughter of Sir John Glanville, knt. of KOlwortH, in Devon, lord chief justice of the Common Pleas, (foracconntof wfcao and of his sons, see Pbisce*s K"#rthis, and Powell's Op Black I in Burke's Commoners, vol. iv. for his representatives), and had iswe-i
1. Judith, m. to GUbert Yards, Esq. at
Bradley, In Devon.
2. Jane, d. unm.
3. Joan, m. to Thomas Fowndes, est. rf
4. Frances, m. to John Snelling* en- of
Chaddlewood, in Devon.
5. Isabel, ~|
0. Agnes, > d. unm.
7. Elizabeth, J
8. Susaji, m. to Thomas Isaac, esq- tf
Postillow or Polslow, in the j*r*h
• Branches of the family from other sons settled early in Cornwall, and there flourished. In 1400, John Heale, of St. Ives, in that county, granted lands for ever to John Hicks: and Johu Heale was at an early date returned MP. for St. Ives, while Nicholas Hele was M.P. for Liskeard in 16'20, In 1623, and again in 1635. Among the Cornish branches of the family, was the one seated at Bennetts, the last of which, George John Hele, esq. was sheriff of Cornwall in 16*28; Lucy Hele, hia heiress, married, in 1670, or 1674, Francis Basset, esq. of Tehidy, in Cornwall, the great, grandfather of the late Lord De Donstill, father of Frances, the present Baroness Bassett, (see Burke's Peerage,) who l with her, large possessions including the manor of Pcnlean.
t Now the seat, by descent, of Edmond Pollexfen Bastard, esq. formerly M.P. for the county of Devon. (See Burke's Commoner*.)
X He was second and youngest son by Elizabeth, the daughter and heir of Hingeston, of Sir Philip Courtenay, knt. of MoUand, in Devon, and had two sisters,
». Elizabeth, who m. ber kinsman, Edward Courte-
of Heavytree, in the county of Devon, t. Joane, m. first, to John Cholwich, esq. of Rowden, in Devon; and secondly, to John Browning*. Nicholas Hele, of South Hele, m. secondly, Margery, daughter of Richard Dowoe, esq. of Holdsworthy, in Devon (for which family see Prince's Worthies), and bad issue hy her,
Hi. Thomas* of whom presently. It. Hugh, of Newton Ferrers, in Devon, who m. Cicely, daughter and heir of Nicholas or William Cole, esq. of Painton, in Devon, and had one son and three daughters. T. Walter, of Brixton, in Devon, who m. Joane, daughter of Thomas Maynard, esq. of Brixton, and had issue two sons, Elixe and Nicholas; the elder of whom, having lost his only son, left his estate to charitable uses, particulars of which are recorded in Prince's Worthies. vi. John (Sir), knt. of Wembury, in Devon, serjeantat-law, of whom Princh observes " that he was a moat eminent person in his profession, of any other in his days, of his rank, belonging to the long robe; an evident proof and demonstration whereof is the vast wealth and riches he acquired (with God's blessing) by his own industry, which in buildings, lands, and monies, amounted to above an hundred thousand pounds, a good part of which he bestowed in charity to the poor. He purchased a fair estate in the parish of Wembury, about four miles east of Plymouth, where he built a most noble house, beyond any other in those days in all this country, and equal to the best now; a sightly seat for show, for receipt spacious, for cost sumptuous, for situation salubrious; near the sea, upon an advanced ground, having a delightsome prospect both of sea and land; round which lay a noble park, well stocked with fallow deer, whose reflection, as they were grazing, might be seen in the marble clavels, through the casements, of the chamber chimneys/' Sir John Hele m. Margaret, daughter and co-heir of Ellis Warwick,
esq. of Batsborow, and dying 4th June, 1008, left issue (beside three sons who rf. s. p. named Ellys, Benjamin, and Thomas,) six sons and one daughter, viz.
1. Warwick (Sir), knt, of Wembury, high
sheriff* of Devon 17 King James I. who m. first, Mary, eldest daughter of John Halse, esq. of Kenidon, in Devon, and relict of William Hawkins, esq.* of Plymouth, (for both of which families see also Prince's Worthies;) and secondly, Margaret, daughter of Sir William Courtenay, knt. of Powdcrham Castle, but <t. s. p. in January, IQ25. His lady afterwards married Sir John Chudleigh, and dying 17th July, 1038, was buried at Richmond, in Surrey.
2. John, d. s. p.
3. Francis (Sir), knt. who m. Jane, daugh
ter of Rogers of Cannington, in Somer-
4. Nicholas, m. Dorothy Stradling, of Bris
tol, and had two daughters.
Juliana, m. first, in 17x5, Peregrine,
Charity Treby, who married Paul
carrow,in Cornwall,by whom she was grandmother of the present Sir William MolesWorth, bart. Dorothy Treby, who m. Edward Drewe, esq. (see Prince's Worthies), and had a son and daughter, vie.
Edward Drewe, deceased. Dorothea-Juliana Drewe, m. to Arthur Kelly, esq. of Kelly, in Devon. (Sec Burke's Commoners.) A Ism: Treby, who m. Benjamin Hayes, esq. and had a son ami heir,
Trcby Hele Hayes, esq. of Dellamore, in Devon.
Alice, died in infancy.
* She had issne by her first husband Hawkins, who was descendant and heir of the great admiral,daughters and coheiresses; of whom Frances Hawkins m. John Newton, esq. of Crabaton Court, in Devon, whose defendant anil heir, John Newton, of Crabaton Court, left an only surviving child, Elizabeth New ion, who m. '21st October, 1739, John Powell, esq. of Black Hall. (See Burka's Commoners, vol. iv.)
5. Walter, in. Honor, daughter of Thomas Maynard, esq. of Sherfurd, In Devon, and relict of John Fortescue, esq. of Spridleston, in that county, and had issue, at the time of visitation, a son, Warwick.
0. George, m. Lucy, daughter of John Klla
cott, esq. of Exeter, and had issue, at that time, one son and one daughter, Warwick. Margaret. 7. Philippa, in. to Sir Reginald Mohun, knt. and b;irt. of Hall Bodtnneck and Boconnock, in Cornwall, and had issue, at that time, one son and one daughter, John Mohan, Lord Mohun, of Oak*
hamptou. Elisabeth Mohun. Til. William.
11. Thomazin, m. to John Luxton. in. Elizabeth. The eldest son of Nicholas Hele, of South Helo, by his second wife, Margery Downe, to whom we have now to confine ourselves, was
Thomas Hele, esq. of Exeter and of Fleet Damarell, in the parish of Holberton, in the county of Devon, which he purchased, being then, as it is now, one of the most beautiful seats aud estates in the county,* high sheriff of the shire 43 Queen Elizabeth, 1001. He married Julian, daughter of John Smyth, esq. of Exeter, and had by her three sons and two daughters, i. Thomas, his heir.
n. Nicholas, who appears to have d. s. p. and whose will, dated 19th February, 165'2, was proved 22nd March, 1654. in. Lewis, of Babcombe, in Devon, who d. 7th January, 1057, having issue two sons and one daughter,
1. Warwick, of Babcombe, high sheriff of
Devon 17 James I. 1019, married Grace,
2. Lewis, living in 1052.
1. Susan, living in 1034, having had issue. 1. Joan, tn. to Robert Rulle, esq. of Heanton, in
Devon, and d. in 1034, having had issue. Ii. Grace. The eldest son and heir,
Thomas H Km;, esq. of Fleet, high sheriff of Devon 16 James I. 1618, tn. Bridget, daughter (by Catherine, eldest daughter of Sir Richard Edgcombe, knt. of Mount Edgcombe, high sheriff of Devon 35 Hknrt VIII. and 1 Queen, Mary, the builder of Mount Edgcombe House and ancestor of the earls thereof,) of Sir Henry Champernowne, knt- of Modbury Castle or Court,* in Devon, and had six sons and four daughters, vis.
I. Samuel, born about 1590, and d. t. p.
Ii. Thomas (Sir), hiaheir.
in. Nicholas, of London, and of Chigwell or Cheynell, in Essex, who died before 31st January, 1036, s. p. iv. Henry, living in 1034, not twenty-seven yon
of age, and d. s. p. v. Francis, d. s. p.
vi. Richard, named in the will of Sir Samuel Hek,
of Fleet, the second baronet, and d. in 1679,
leaving issue by his wife, Mary, daughter of
Richard Hillersden, esq. of Membland, io
Devon, who rf. in February, 1047, a sea and
Richard, of whom hereafter, as inheritor sf
Fleet, agreeably to the entail of bis couu,
Sir Samuel, after the death of Sir Henry,
the third baronet, in 1677.
i. Penclopy, m. to Christopher Blackball, e«|. rf
Totness, in Devon, his second wife, n. Dulcibella, in. first, to Sir Samuel Cosrori, knt. of Cosworth, in Cornwall, by whom *hc had issue, beside a daughter, Bridget, an sons, of whom Edward, Samuel, and Joan, died young, and Robert and Nicholas were successively heirs to the estate, and dying without issue, cut off the entailed property of their family from their cousin, John Cotworth, whereby Bridget became sole heiress, and carried the Cosworth lands, in mams??. to her cousin, Henry Minors, esq. of St too dor, who had a daughter, Ann Minors, m. o Francis Vivian, esq. of Trevan, in that county, whose only child, Mary Vivian, married ber kinsman, Sir Richard Vivian, of Trelowaren, bart- to whom she carried the accumuhtrd estate* of Vivian, Cosworth, and Miner-, reuniting, by her marriage, the two branches al the Vivian family, after a separation of at least three centuries. Dulcibella Hele *secondly, Roskymer Coartenay.esq. of Profess, in that county, fifth son, by Catherine, dans*ter and co-heir of William Roskymer, of Peter Courtenay, esq. of Lanrake, in the county of Cornwall. in. Bridget, tn. to William Pendarvis, esq. of Be*
carrow, in Cornwall. iv. Elizabeth, m. to Richard Luckyn, esq. of Drres
Hall, in the county of Essex, r. Honor, unmarried in 1024. Sir Thomas Hele d. in November, 1624, on the 11th of which mouth he was buried in the church of Holberton. He was succeeded by his second son,
i. Sir Thomas Helx, knt. of Fleet, high sheriff cif Devon, who was created a Baronet by King Ch Is>l» '■ 38th May, 1027, the 3rd year of his reign, being lh' first baronetcy conferred by him on a Devouhire family, and the eighth elevation to the same rant of gentry of that county from the institution of the orb: in 1611. He was a member for Okehampton, with sr Edward Wise, K.B. of the celebrated parliament of 1640, and among those who, adhering to the sovereicx gave attendance at Oxford, in January, 1643. He served the royal cause also actively in the field, and
• Fleet, one of the finest seats and estates in the coonty of Devon, about two miles from Modbury, was possessed by the Heles, and continued in their family until the year 1710, wbeu, issue male in that family failing, it became the property of James Bnltecl, esq. to whom it was devised by will of Richard Hel**, who d. tn 1700, in the event of his only son dying, as he did, s. p. The mansion is finely situated on an eminence on the western side of the river Enne, and part of it, skewing that it was originally built in the shape of the initial of Hele, is very ancient; but many alterations were made by the last proprietor,
who erected an extensive and elegant front towards the north, which commands a delightful prospect over uc valley through which the river winds, with Ernuajk* Church, and in the distance the celebrated hill* ea ii* moor called the East and West Beacons. An<»thtr part of the view includes a tine wood, together with the cfawva and western extremity of the town of Modbury— A*tw to Risdon's Devon, and Britton's Beautia »/&$&*£ and Wales.
t Sec note I, ante.
particularly at die siege of Plymouth, from 15th September, 1643, to 25th December following; during which period he was one of the chief commanders of Lis majesty's forces. For thus acting against the parliament, he was made to pay, beside a fine, a composition for his estate of £360 per annum. He m. twice: first, Penelopy, daughter and co-heir of Emorbe Johnson, esq. of YYigborow, in the county of Somer* set, by whom he had an only son,
x. Thomas, of Wigborow, who m. Amy, daughter of Thomas Luttrell, esq. of Dunster Castle, in Somerset, by his wife, Jane, daughter of Sir Francis Popham, of Littlecot (see Burke's Commoners), but died at Wigborow, v. p. 13th Nor ember, 1065, J. p. devising that estate, by will, to his wife for life, with remainder to his brother Henry. His widow re-married George Reynell, esq. (See Burke's Commoners). Sir Thomas Hele's second wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Carson, of Oxfordshire, by whom, who died in 1040, and was buried in Holberton Church, 14th March in that year, he had two sons (to survive ■youth) and two daughters, vix.
i. Samuel (Sir), heir to his father. ii. Henry (Sir), heir to his brother.
i. Elizabeth, m. at Ernungton, in October, 1655,
1. John Digby Fowell, 6. at Black
Pinkney Park and Bibery, in that county, formerly M. P. for Cirencester. 3. William-Newton Fowell, ft. there, 5th June, 1803, a lieutenant
1. Henrietta-Digby Fowell, ft. there,
Reynell -Richard- Hele-Fowell
Henrietta-Anne - Hele -Fowell
2. Isabella-Georgina Fowell, born
there, m. 17th August, 1819, to Samuel Crapp,esq. of Plymouth, as yet s. p.
3. Sarah-Knowling Fowell, ft. there,
(/. in October, 1829, aged twenty, unm. Ii. Honor Hele, bapt. 25th March, 1639, m. first, 1st January, 1661, to Gregory Huckmore, esq. of Buckland Baron, in Devon; and secondly. Sir Richard Bonitborn, knt. of Carclew, in Cornwall, whose wife she was in 1683, and d. in 1710, aged seventy-six, leaving an only daughter and heiress, Jane Bonithorn, m. to Samuel Kemp, esq. of Pcnryn, in Cornwall. Sir Thomas Hele d. in November, 1670, intestate, and was buried in the church of Holberton, on the 16th of that month, and was succeeded by his sixth son,
Ii. Sir Samuel Hele, of Fleet, who m. 28th April, 1668, at St. Martin's in the Fields, London, Mary, daughter of Anthony Hungerford, esq. of Farley Castle, and sister of Sir Edward Hungerford, K. B. thereof, by whom, who d. 1672, and was buried in Holberton Church, 18th January in that year, he had an only daughter,
Janb, m. to Sir Arthur Shene, bart. only son of Sir James Shene, knt. who was created a BaRonet 7th February, H362, but d. s. p. Her husband, who survived her, d. 24th June, 1725. Sir Samuel died in February, 1672, and was buried in Holberton Church. By his will, dated 4th March, 1671, and proved 4th January, 1675, he entailed Fleet House and estates on the male line of his family, viz. after his brother, on his cousin, Richard Hele, before named, with remainder to Thomas Hele, of Babcombe, who was named executor, but died before probate, and others. He was succeeded by his only remaining brother, in. Sir Henry Hele, of Fleet, ft. about 1664, m. at St. Germans, in the county of Cornwall, 13th July, 1676, Susan, daughter of John Eliot, esq. of Port Eliot, of the family of the Barons Eliot and Earls of St. Germans; but d. in April, 1677, s, p. when the BaroNetcy became Extinct, its representation devolving upon his nephew, William Fowell, esq. of Black Hall, but Fleet and its estates passed, under the will of Sir Samuel, to the heir male,
• See Sandys' Baronetcy and Burke's Peerage.
Richard Hele, before named, in holy orders, and rector of St. Helen**, in Cornwall, who removing to Fleet, died there, 29th July, 1682, leaving issue by his wife, Judith, daughter of George Carey, D.D. of Clovelly, in the county of Devon, Dean of Exeter,* who et. in May, 1704, one son and one daughter, Richard.
Ann, m. to J. Woolcombe, esq. of Pilton, in the county of Devon, but d. s. p. The son, Richard Hele, esq. of Fleet, M.P. for West Loot' in 1762, d. in December, 1709, leaving issue an only child,
James Modvfohd Hele, who d. a minor in London, in August, 1716, the last of the male line of Fleet, when Fleet and its estates passed, as a mark, of private friendship, under the will of his father, who had inherited it solely from the wish of the second baronet, that it should continue in the name, as well as blood of the family, from the right heirs of the original purchaser as well as of the baronets, the Fowells of Black Hall,t to James Bulteel, esq. of Membland, in the county of Devon, an entire stranger in blood, whose grandson and heir is the present John Bulteel, esq. of Fleet, whose eldest son and heir apparent, John Crocker Bulteel, esq. of Lyneham, in Devon, formerly M. P. for the south of that county, m. Lady Elizabeth Grey, third daughter of Earl Grey, K.G. and has issue. (See Burke's Peerage.)
jirm»—Ar. five lozenges in pale erm. the centre one charged with a leopard's face or.
first, a daughter of John Hales, one of the barons ef the Exchequer, by whom he had a son, Teoius, ht* heir, and Elizabeth, widow of William Coke, of Uadon. He m- secondly, Elizabeth Bellingham, of Sussex, by whom be had a son, John, of Wales. Sir Walter was s. by his son,
Thomas Hendley, esq. of Coursehorne, who si.first, Anne, daughter and heir of Henry Bowyer, esq. « Cuckfield, in Sussex, by Elizabeth, his wife, daarhtcr and heir of Thomas Vaux, clerk comptroller of Henry the Eighth's Hospital, and bad issue, Thomas, his heir. Francis.
Margery, m. to Francis Handbury, of Lyminftoa.
He m. secondly, Mary, daughter of Walter Robert!. esq. of Glassenbury, and had by her three sons. His son and heir by his first wife,
Sir Thomas Hkndley, knt. of Coursehorne, hifi sheriff of Kent, was living in 1619. He n. Elizabeth, daughter of John Wilford, esq. of Enfield, and tad, with several daughters, one of whom, Ann, si. a 1629, Thomas Taylor, of Godmersbam, four sons, tit
Bowyer, aged twenty in 1619. Thomas, aged nine in 1619. Walter, of whom presently. John, b. in 1617, who m. PrisciUa, daughter ef Thomas Fludd, esq. of Gore Court, and was iscestor of the H End Leys of Gore Court, in JLeat Sir Thomas Hendley's son or grandson,
i. Walter Hendley, esq. of Cuckfield, in Sussex. was created a Baronet in 1661. He m. Franco, daughter and co-heir of Sir Thomas Springett, ban. sf the Broyle, in Sussex, but died without mate iw.t about 1675, when the title became Extikct.
Arms— Paly, bendy, gu. and ax. eight martlets 'orle or.
HENE, OF WINKFIELD.
Created let Oct. 1642.—Extinct after 1097.
The manor of Folijobn, in Wink field, Berks, w granted in 1630 to
i. Henry Hbnne, esq. who was created a Biscuit in 1642. He m. Dorothy, daughter of Henry Stapkford, esq. of Paul's Walden, Herts, and dying abost 1668, was s. by his son,
Ii. Sir Henry Hekb, of Winkfield, who a*. Hark!, daughter of Sir John Corbett, bart. of Adderley, is Shropshire, and had issue, Richard, his heir.
Penelope, co-heir to her brother, who sold her moiety of the estate, in 1735, to Mr. BenKt. from whom it was, in 1744, purchased by Lad Henry Beauclerk.
* Her sister, Dorothy Cary, m. Thomas Harris, esq. of the Close of Salisbury, ancestor of the Earl of Malmesbory.
t No family has been more unfortunate in the loss of property to which they were heirs at law, or bequeathed to them by will, than the Black-Hall Fowells. In addition to the loss of Fleet, as here shewn, in order that it might go to the heirs male, the last of which kin left it to a stranger, they lost Fowellscomb, to which they were the heirs male, and which was bequeathed to them orally or by will by the three last owners of it of their family, owing to some informality in the will of Sir John Fowell, the last baronet, whereon that seat and estates weut to the families of Parker, of Boringdon, and Champer
noune, of Dartington, into which the sisters of tfe* h*J baronet married. (See that title.) While, again, is ■ still more recent period the whole of the large property of the late James Digby, esq. of Red Hall, Id jUocob, heir male of the North Luffcnham branch of the wtto house of Digby, passed, contrary to every expetfjties) *>f the family, by will made very shortly before Mr. Dir>?!< decease in 1811, from his nephew ami heir-at-law, fir late John Digby Fowell, of Black-Hall, to Mr. Digs?* younger sister, Henrietta, Mrs. Paoncefort, whose osiy surviving child, Philip Duncombe Pauncefort-Dancosasr, esq. of Brick Hill Manor, in the county of Bocks, succeeded to it on her death intestate. (See Dcscoaii family, Burke's Commoners.)