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He m. secondly, Mrs. Mary Kightley, and by her had a daughter, Mary, m. to Colonel Butler, of Ireland. Margaret, m. to Sir Richard Mason, knt. Dorothy, m. to Sir Henry Heron, K. B. of Creasy Hall, in the county of Lincoln. Sir James d. in February, 1691-2, and was s. by his grandson,

in. Sib Robert Long, who rf. of the small-pox, four days after his grandfather, and was s. by his brother,

iv. Sir Giles Long, who d. unm. about the year 1098, and was s. by his brother,

v. Sir James Long, M.P. for the county of Wilts, temp. Queen Anns, m. the Hon. Henrietta Greville, daughter of Fulte, Lord Brooke, and dying 16th March, 1729, was *. by his elder son,

vi. Sir Robkrt Long, M.P. for Wotton Basaet, m. May, 1735, Lady Emma Child, daughter of Richard, Earl of Tilney/ of Wanstead, in Essex, and Tilney Hall, Hants, and heir of her brother, John, second earl. By her ladyship, who rf. 8th March, 1758, Sir Robert had issue,

James, his heir, who assumed the additional sur-
name of Tilney.
Robert, rf. in 1739.
Richard, rf. young.

Charles, of Grittleton, Wilts, m. Hannah, daughter of Thomas Phipps, esq. of Heywood, in. the same county, by whom (who m. secondly, James Dawkins, esq.) he had a daughter, Emma, m. to William Scrope, esq. of Castle Combe, and her only child, Emma Scrope, in. George Poult-tt Thomson, esq. who assumed the name of Scrope. Dorothy. Emma. Sir Robert rf. 10th February, 1767, and was *. by his eldest son,

Vii. Sir James, 6. in 1736, M.P. for Wilts, married first, Harriett, fourth daughter of Jacob Bouverie, Viscount Folkestone, but by that lady, who rf. 13th November, 1777, had no issue. He m. secondly, Lady Catherine Sidney Windsor, daughter of Other Lewis, fourth Earl of Plymouth, and by her ladyship, who rf. in 1823, had James, his heir.

Catharine, heir to her brother.


He rf. 28th November, 1794, and was J. by his son,

Viii. Sir Jamestilney-long, who rf. 14th September, 1805, aged eleven, the last known male descendant of the Longs of Wraxall and Draycot, when the BaroNetcy Expired, while the immense estates, real and personal, amounting to £25,000 a-year, and nearly £300,000 devolved upon his eldest sister,

Catherine Tilney-lonc, b. in 1769, who m. the
Hon. William Wellesley-Pole, only son of Wil-

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I. Kogbr Lout, esq. of Staekpoole Court, in d* county of Pembroke, who was created a Bito^n 15th July, 1882, m. tint, Hester, sister of Arthur in nesley. Earl of Anglesea; and secondly, Anne. dssxk ter of Humphrey Wyndham, esq. of Dunravea Cut!*, in the county of Glamorgan. Sir Roger died assst the year 1884 (his widow wedded secondly Sir Ednni Mansel), and was s. by his son,

II. Sir John Lort, of Staekpoole Court, wb» as. Lady SusRn Holies, fourth daughter of John, stems Earl of Clare, by Elixabeth his wife, daughter uJ co-heir of the celebrated General Sir Horatio Ver*. Lord Vere of Tilbury, and had issue,

Gilbert, his heir.

Elizabeth, m. to Sir Alexander Campbell, sor «" Sir Hugh Campbell, of Cawdor Castle, in uV county of Nairn, and bad a son, John Campbell, esq. of Cawdor, who ins*rited the estates of his maternal ancestor*, the Lorts of Staekpoole Court. He as. Mart, eldest daughter and co-heir of Lewi* Pn* esq. of Gogerddan, and his great granetes is the present John-frederick Caxtbru.. Earl C«* Dor. (See Burke's Peerage.) Sir John died about 1673, and was J. by hi* son,

in. Sir Gilbbrt Lort, who died unmarried 1M September, 1898, aged twenty-eight, when tb« Biaffl Netct became Extinct. The estates passed to tks Campbells of Cawdor, and are now enjoyed by tar Cawdor.

Arms— Gu. a cross, or.

Sir Richard Child, bart. of Wanstead, in Essex, was created by George I. Baron Newlon and Visconnt Castlemain, in the peerage of Ireland, and by Georof. II. Earl of Tilney. His lordship m. Dorothy, only surviving danahlcr and heir of John Glynne, esq. of Henley Park, in Surrey, by his wife, Dorothy, daughter or Francis Tilney, esq. of Rotherwick, in the counly of Southampton, "in 1734 an act of parliament passed, enabling his lordship's eldest son, John, and his heirs to bear the snrname of Tilnkt, in consequence of an estate of £7000 a year, which devolved upon the Countess of Tilney, as heir of Anne, Lady Craven. The carl hail issue,

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The family of Lofeth, Lcueth, De Luviet, De Ll'tkt, Lotet or Lovett, as the name is variously rritten in Domesday, is of Norman extraction.

Richardus De Locet,* de Normania, was living at hi time of the Conquest, and was accompanied into England by his two sons, Willi A M and Robert, from he latter descended the Lovets of Worcestershire.

William Lornr, the eldest son, held considerable states in the counties of Bedford, Berks, Leicester, ind Northampton, in capite, by grant from the Con(aeror. He was also appointed master of the wolf louads, in consequence of which, he took, for his arms rrrra/, three wolves passant, in pale, sable. He made Northamptonshire his chief residence, as did his desendants for several generations, until their removal o Liscombe, in Buckinghamshire, which subsequently tmtinued their abode for fire hundred years. This •\ illiam, besides being represented as a man in high aTour with the king for bis military talents, is said a hare been one of the strongest and stoutest men of he day, of which many feats are still recorded. He named a French lady, at whose death he was so leeply affected, that taking her remains over to Nor"'■> to be buried, he retired himself into an adjaent monastery, and every day until the day of his teatb, payed a visit to her tomb, and on that day aused himself to be carried and laid upon the grave, 'here be expired. In his family this was long a nur cry story, and gave rise to a nursery song. He lived "A great age, and was s. by his son,

William Lovett, whose great-great grandson,

Sit Robert Lovett, knt. of Rush ton and Newton, ii thf county of Warwick, left a daughter, Alicia, m. o Uiiiiam de Wever, of Cester Over, in the same -■tiitv, and two sons, Robert and John. To the wager,

ioHK Lovett, he gave his estate at Newton, with « manor of Dodisthorp, near Peterborough, where * erected (by license from the Bishop of Lincoln), in oimqoence of the badness of the roads, a chantry hap*! for the use of his family- This John purchased :*"»ter Over from his nephew, Robert de Waver, and yinj without issue, left all his estates to his great *?!»**■» Cthe grandson of his brother, and eldest son f Sir Richard Lovett, of Newton),

Robert Lovirrr, who settled at Liscombe, in Buckinghamshire, of which, with Hollingdon and Soulbury, he levied a fine in 1304. These lordships remained in the family to the time that the male line became extinct, a period exceeding five centuries. He m. Sarah, daughter and heiress of Sir Nicholas De Turville, of Helmeden, in Northamptonshire, and was $. by his son,

Thomas Lovett, who, upon making the king's son a knight in 1347, accounted for these manors with his other lordships, amounting to twenty-three knight's fees, and one half and one eighth. By his wife, dementia, he had issue, William, his heir.

Richard, to whom he gave the manor of Welford in whose descendants it remained until it passed to the Temple family, by the intermarriage of Jocosa, daughter and co-heir of William LoVett, esq. of Welford, with Richard Temple, esq. of Temple Hall, in the county of Leicester. Nicholas, who got from his father the lordship of Richton. He in. the sister and co-heir of Richard Lions, of Oakley, which, from him, took the name of Lovett's manor, in Oakley. This branch of the family became extinct in the third generation. Maud, To. De Arches. He was s. by his eldest son,

William Lovett, of Liscombe, who presented to Soulbury in 1376 and 1391. In 1350, he had inherited the estates of his great uncle, John Lovett, of Newton, but being an improvident person, he soon dissipated those, with a great part of his paternal property. In 1300, he conveyed the manor of Overbury to his sister, Maud de Arches; and in 1380, he sold to William Purefoy and his heirs (after the death of his mother Clementia, then the wife of John Parount), his lands at Cester Over, in Warwickshire; and having disposed of estates of large amount to several other people, he died in 1392, and was s. by his son,

Roger Lovett, of Liscombe, who presented to Soulbury in 1435. In 1418, he appears again in possession of the manor of Helmeden, which he settled upon his son John, who m. Margaret de Ingleton. John died soon after, in the lifetime of his father, leaving a son,

Simon Lovett, successor to his grandfather, who presented to Soulbury in 1467. This Simon left three sons, viz.

i. John, d.s.p. Ii. William, of Liscombe.

in. Thomas, of Astwell, in the county of Northampton, which house and estates, with others of great value in that county, as well as in the counties of Oxford and Gloucester, he acquired by his marriage with Joan, daughter and co-heir of Thomas Billinge, esq. son and heir of Sir Thomas Billinge, knt. chief justice of the Common Pleas, t He was s. by his elder surviving son,

* This Richardus de Looet, who was one of the few 'b- accompanied the Conqueror into England without ecwim; pay for his services, returned to die fn his own wintry, aod his tomb may be seen to this day in the ihedral at Rooeo.

'Tits Thomas Lovett, of Astwell, served the office ''Iwriff for Northamptonshire in 1482, and dying in #1. was «. by his son,

Thosa* Lovett, esq. of Astwell, who m. Anne, sister •d »le beir of Richard Drayton, of Htrixton, in Northinpouftire, was sheriff in 1401, ami died in 150*2, leavBt a ano, tlwn seventeen years of age,

Thosu Lovett, esq. of Astwell, who m. first, Eliza

beth, daughter of John Bntlcr, eBq. of Woodhall, in the county of Bedford, and bad issue, Thomas, his heir. Elizabeth, m. to Alderman Sir William Chester, knt

of the city of London.
Amye, m. to James Bury, esq. of Hampton Poyle, in

Margaret, tn. to Thomas Foxley, esq. of Blakesley,

in Northamptonshire-
Constance, m. to John Matthew, esq. of Bradden, In

the same county. Anne, m. first, to John Hencage, esq. of Pendeston,

William Lovett, esq. of Liscombe, who was s. by his son,

KoctR Lovett, esq. living in 1491, and s. at his decease by his brother,

Thomas Luvett, et*q. of Liscombe, who «*. a daughter of Neville of Gothurst (son and heir of Sir Robert Neville, by Joan, daughter and heir of Sir John Nowers, of Gothurst), and sister of Michael Neville, whose daughter and heiress, Mary, m. Thomas Mulshoe, and was grandmother of Mary Mulahoe, who m. Sir Everard Digby, and thus conveyed the Gothurst estate to that family. They had issue,

John, d. s. p.

Richard, the heir.

William, m. Anne, daughter and heir of Edward

Cope, esq. of Spratnn.
Robert, alderman of Nottingham, m. Miss Bonner

of the same place, and had issue.

The second son,

Richard Lovett, esq. of Liscombe,m. Alice, daughter of Thomas Martin, of London, and had a daughter Alice, wife of John Taylor, of the same city, with a son and heir,

Laurence Lovett, esq. of Liscombe, who in. Elizabeth, daughter, and (on the death of her niece, Rawson Williams (only child of her only surviving brother, Nicholas Williams, of Burfield), without issue), coheiress of Sir Reginald Williams, of Burfield, in the county of Berks (elder brother of John, Lord Williams of Thame, and) son of Sir John Williams, of Thame Park, (the maternal representative of the ancient family of Perceval, Lords of Corevill, in Somersetshire, a branch of th baronial house of Lovel and Holland), by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter and coheiress of Richard More, esq. of Burfield, by Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of William Brocas, esq. of Southampton, and was s. at his decease by his only surviving child,

Francis Lovktt, esq. of Liscombe, who m. Anne, daughter of Augustine Crispe, esq. of Boughton, in Northamptonshire, and left a son and heir,

Sir Robert Lovett, of Liscombe, sheriff of Bucks in 1008, and d. in 104.1. He m. first, Susan, daughter of Richard Brookes, esq. and sole heir of her maternal grandfather, Richard Pate, of Matson, in Gloucestershire; she was the widow of Sir Ambrose Willoughby. By this lady he had two daughters,

i. Frances, m. to John Gareaway, nephew and

heir of Sir William Gareaway, knt. II. Susan, m. to Francis Saunders, esq. of Dinton, Bucks. He m. secondly, Anne,daughter of Richard Saunders, esq. of Diuton, by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of

Blount, of Blountshall, in the county of Leicester,
and by her had issue,
i. Robert, his heir.
11. Edward, successor to his brother.
in. Christopher, who, at the time of the Resterv
tion, was settled in Turkey as a merchant,
but removed, in 1600, to Dublin, of whieh city
he became sheriff and lord mayor. He m.
Frances O'More,* and had issue,

1. Christopher, who inherited the Lu-
combe and other estates of the fam:h
from his cousin Robert.
S. John (Colonel), heir to his brother.
3. Edward, i». Miss Cuffe, of the Queer*
County, and had a daughter, Clotildi.
who (i. mini and a son,

John, who m. Amelia, daughter *f
Jonas Wheeler, esq. and had
John, captain of horse, died w

Amelia, *». to Sir Gilfrid Lawset^
1. Anne, m. first, to William Tighe, esq- <*
Rutland, in the county of Cariow; sad
secondly, to Thomas Coote, one of tb*
judges of the court of King's Bench, is
1. Frances, m. to Major-geueral Pearcr, H

3. Mary, m. to Medhop Lloyd, esq. of T»

magh, in the King's County, ancestor of the Lloyds of Gloster, in the s»» county. (See Blrkk's CammatuT*, tU. ii. p. 550.)

4. Rebecca, m. to Jonathan Ashe, esq- sf

Ashe Grove, in Tipperary. Iv. Laurence, of Eythorp, left two daughter*. Sarah, W. to the Rev. William Butterfiest Sisanmah, m, first, to — Horton, esq.; ass*. secondly, to Colonel John Lovktt. and fcy the latter had issue, Robert Lovett.

Christopher Lovett, of Dubliu, who * Mrs. Wellington, daughter of — Co**?, and had issue. I. Elizabeth, M. to John Couibe*. esqII. Anne, #«- first, Edward Bourchier, fourth F-iri of Bath, but by his lordship (she was his second wife) had no issue. She wr-ddrd, se condly, Baptist Noel, third Viscount Camsden, and had by him one still-born chM only, in. Dorothy, m. to Jo'in Heme, esq.

in Lincolnshire; and secondly, to William Palmer, ■ - j. of Carlton. Bridget, m. to Gabriel Dormer, esq. of Lee Grange. He m. secondly, Jane, daughter and co-heir of John Pinchpole, esq. of London, and by her had ;t son George, who d. unmarried. He Whs sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1500, and dying in 1543, was f. by his son,

Thomas Lovett, esq. of Astwetl, who m. Anne, daughter of Sir John Dauvers, of Dautesey, in Wills, and had issue,

Thomas, his heir.
John, ''- mini.

Anne, m. to Robert Leesou, esq.
Elizabeth,m. first, to Anthony Cave,esq. of Cuichley,
Bucks; secondly, John Newdegate, esq. of Hare-
field, M. P. for Middlesex in 1571; aud thirdly,
Mr. Justice Weston.

, m. first, to Thomas Barker, esq. and, secondly,

to Thomas Duncombe, esq. of WhUeehuich, Bucks.

He served the office of sheriff in 1533, ami 1501. H was x. at his decease by his son,

Thomas Lovktt, esq. of Astwell, who m Eticafctfs daughter of Richard Fcrtnor, esq- of EaMoo Neston. sat by her (who in. secondly, William Grey, esq. of Dvav land, in Essex) left a daughter, his heir, \ia.

Jane, m. to John Shirley, esq. of Stanton Harnnf. t the county of Leicester, ancestor of the Earl* P« rers, and conveyed to her hosbaud A»tweQ, »«d th greater portion of the estates in Ovf«*rd, Gloactsf and Northampton.

Xote—There was formerly in the great hall at \st»«-s a table thirty-three feet long, three feet b>n>ad, assf th inches deep, all of one plank of oak.

* Frances O'More was daughter and heiress of ILif O'More, the descendant and representative1 of the en* family of the O'More*, Princes of Leix, aacw ttn estates had been forfeited in the reign of EoaxASrrH.

if. Mary, m. to the Rev. John Downe, D.l).
r. Sarah, m. to Robert Hcrne, esq.
Ti. Rebecca.
Vii. Penelope.

Tiil Arabella, m. to Charles Play dell, esq.
The eldest son and heir,

Robert Lortrr, esq. of Liscombe, was sheriff* of Bat'fcinghaniabire in 1604, and died in ld'J9, aged «TPnty-four. He Mi. first, Penelope, daughter and heir of Thomas Aylet, esq. of Howells, in Essex, and had issue,

Iu'bert, who m. Theodoeia, daughter of Sir John
Halsey, Int. but d. s. p. in the lifetime of his

Lettile, m. to Thomas Pigott, esq. of Doddeshall,
Bucks, but d. issueless.

PEKELopi, m. to Edward Rate, esq. of Maid's
Norton, Bucks, and had a daughter, who m.
first, Clifton Packe, esq. of Prestwould, in Lei-
cestershire, and had a daughter, Penelope
Parke,* m. to Richard Verney, afterwards Lord
Wilioughby de Broke. Mrs. Packe m. secondly,
Colonel James Pentlebury, of the artillery.

R'»bert dying without surviving male issue, was s. by Lis brother,

Eowmij Lovett, esq. of Corfe, in the county of fWoii, who m. Joan, daughter and heir of James Hearle, esq. of Tovtock, and had two daughters, Pene'opt, wife of Sir Henry Northrote, bare and Joan, of - Hatch, esq. with a son and heir,

Rufitrr Lgvjett, esq. of Liscombe and Corfe, who d. unm. and was s. by his first cousin,

Chrutophkh Lovett, esq. eldest son of Christopher Lnttt, lord mayor of Dublin, but this gentleman dyke unm. vu s. by his brother,

Jons Lotltt, esq. of Liscombe and Corfe, who m. tot, Susannah, widow of— Horton, esq. and daughter iii co-heiress of Laurence Lovett, esq. of Ey thorp, and bad issue,

i. Roscbt, his heir.

11. (.'ariatopber, of Dublin, who m. Mrs. Wellington, and had issue.

Colonel Lovett m. secondly, the Hon. Mary Vcrney.t daughter of Ralph Verney, Viscount Fermanagh, of Middle Claydon, Bucks, and had further issue,

lit. Verney, M.P. for Wendover. This gentleman was major in the 39th Foot, when that regiment went to India, the first of his majesty's regiments which served there. He d. unm. and was buried at Soulbury. iv. John, captain R.N. a distinguished officer, d. unmarried.

i. Mary, d. young, li. Elizabeth, d. unm. Colonel John Lovett died in 1710, and was succeeded by his eldest son by his first wife (Susannah, widow of Horton, and daughter of Laurence Lovett, of Eythorp),

Robert Lovktt, esq. of Liscombe, in Bucks, and of King-swell, in the county of Tipperary, who served the office of sheriff* of the King's County, and married Sarah, daughter of Jonathan Ashe, esq. of Ashe Grove, in Tipperary, by whom he had surviving issue,

Robert, who d. unm.

Jonathan, heir to his father.

William, captain 1st regiment of horse, d. unmarried.

Susannah, m. to Jonathan Darby, esq. of Leap

Castle, in the King's County.
Mary, d. young.

Lettice, m. to Darner Darby, esq. younger brother of Jonathan, and died, leaving an only daughter. He was *. by his son,

Jonathan Lovett, esq. of Liscombe, in Bucks, and Kingswell, in the county of Tipperary, of which latter he served the office of sheriff". He m. Eleanor, daughter of Daniel Mansergh, esq. of Macrony, in the county of Cork, and had issue, i. Jonathan, his heir, li. Robert, d. young. in. Verney, inherited the Irish property, and was of Kingswell. He was in holy orders, D.l). and chaplain to the Prince of Wales. He m.

'Thi* lady died in her eighteenth year, 31st August, L7&, tad the following lines compose her epitaph: Inderneath this stone doth lie As much virtue as could die; Which when alive did vigour give To a* much beauty as could live.

'In a pocket book of this lady's the following meinoTaflflaiu »a_* found some years since. "Soon after my ^wriaje, | rode over to see Liscombe, the ancient seat tf my hmband's family, being only about twelve miles •^at my father*.*. Mr. Lovett, to whom it belongs, not r*-ndina; in it, allowed Mr. Sandby, a very respectable H«, the clergyman of the parish, to live in the house, "ki received as with great politeness. The honse is *erf uld and very gloomy, surrounded with high walls *** 'M tret*, but it has a venerable appearance. You **i*r Uirough a great gateway into a court, round which lr-r b''Me and chapel are built. The windows, all of ****r five it more the took of a monastery than a man***; tnit Mr. Sandby, to whom I made the remark, as*'*■'_'m« I most not judge from appearances, for though "■isht bare a gloomy outside, there were more joyful ***** mil than in any house in the county, for there were ■J0** foarriage* in Liscombe chapel than in any three u^Kfae* in lot, neighbourhood. From the court you enter '« treat hall, which is a large room, and is entirely n**rH with old armour. The gentleman assured me they *"* particularly curious, and endeavoured to explain to •*■ l^ir different uses; but I begged to be excused, as I u "V* "itend mnrdering men. '* Well, madam," says ■'• Siodhy, " 1 will «hew you something more in your **■ ^ay presently." From thence we proceeded through 1 **rift) uf long passages and little rooms, for except the

hall and the drawing room over it, which is a large and very handsome room, they are all small, but from their numbers must have held a very large family ; as Mr. Sandby a«Mired me,of all sizes, there were more than fifty. But what with the old tapestry, and the dark gilt leather furniture, and alack oak, (for I belkve this family considered paint as great an abomination in their house as they would on the faces of their wives and daughters,) I never saw any place more calculated to induce one to change this world for another. We came at last to the nursery, and Mr. Sandby directed my attention to a something in a great old frame over the chimney, but which, being in On.1 old black letter, like a church Bible, I could not read a word of. "That, madam," aays he, " is the nursery song of this family, founded on the two characters of the warrior and the lover, which tradition represents as eminently united in William Lovett, the founder of this house. The hong is as follows:

May my child be as stout,

May my child be as. strong,

And my brave boy live also as long,

As Willy of Normandy. From the nursery we proceeded to a little closet with a thousand locks. Mr. Sandby shewed us a chest foil of papers and parchments, which, he said, were the different grants and appointments for some centuries of this family; and in my lifetime I never saw anything more beautifully illumined than some of them were. He said the chest contained as curious a collection of letters as were in the possession of any private family in the kingdom. He said the letters were in general from some of the fust people in the court of Jamss I. and Chari.ks I.

Prances-Mary, daughter and co heiress of
Henry Gervais,* of Lismore, D. D. archdeacon
of Cashel, and bad three sons and three daugh-
ters, viz.
Jonathan-hinry, who went to India, a
writer in the Company's service, and was
ambassador and resident, at one time, at
the court of Persia. He died unmarried.
William, R. N.d. unm.
Hknky \\ Iu.ivm. who inherited Kingswell,
on the death of his father; and Soulbury
and the estates in Ireland (devised in
1770, by Verney Lovett, to the late baro-
net), on the death of Sir Jonathan.

Elisabeth, m. to Colonel Cameron. Melesina-Henrietta, m. to the Rev- Mr. Woodward, son of the Bishop of Cloyne. Prances-Mary, m. to John Ashton Yates, esq. of Dingle Head, Lancashire, and Bryanstone Square, M. P. for the county of Carlow. l. Mary, m. to Richard Weekes, esq. of Limerick,

and survived his widow, without issue, ii. Eleanor, m. to Jonathan Darby, esq. of Leap

Castle, in the King's County, in. Jane, m. to John Bennet, one of the judges of the King's Bench, in Ireland, and d. leaving issue, iv. Elizabeth, d. young.

v. Susanna, m. to William Henn, esq. master in chancery in Ireland, son of William Henn, one of the judges of the King's Bench.

iv. Elizabeth, m. to John Pigott, esq. of Canard, ei the Queen's County.

The eldest son and heir,

i. Sir Jonathan Lovitt, of Liscombe, in tbe Cood!* of Buckingham, was created a Baronet* Wrd Oetnter. 1781. Upon the death of his uncle Verney in 1778. bf succeeded to the Irish estates, so that in him centra the remnant of the estates of the Lovett family in bffi* kingdoms. In the year 1772 he enclosed the comioon field of Soulbury and Hollingdon, and expended lirpf sums of money in the reparation of the old house « Liscombe, which, from the non-residence of the famO* for nearly a century, had fallen into decay. He a. Sarah, daughter of Jonathan Darby, esq. of heap Castle, in the King's County, and bad issue,




Arabella, died unmarried. He died 12th January, 1912, when the Babomttt Expired, and the paternal estates, Liscombe. ic devolved upon his daughter as co-heirs, whilst tbe estate* at Soulbury and in Ireland, devised by Verney Lore*, in 1770, passed to his nephew, Hknrv Willui Lovet, esq. now heir male of this ancient family.

Arms—Quarterly ; first and fourth, ss. three worm' heads or, for Lovett of Normandy; second and third, arg. three wolves passant, in pale aa. for Lovtrr of England.

to Sir Robert Lovett; who, from them, appears to have been a man ot distinguished abilities, as the letters are upon very important subjects, and those of Charles I. allude particularly to the times. One, the contents of which I wished my father to be informed of (I begged to take an account in writing): it was from the secretary of state, Sir Edward Nicholas, in the year 1642. He writes to Sir Robert Lovett as his old friend, wishing him to come to London, as he can assure him be will not have any difficulty to obtain what he long ago should have been in possession of. "I asked," said Mr. Sandby, " the late Mr. Lovett, my patron, what that alluded to. He said, his father had told hitn, that upon the first creation of baronets, he had been promised to have been one. Why he had been omitted he eould never learn, but that he attributes it to n disagreement he once had with Lord Salisbury upon some militia business; but of this he was not certain. However, thinking himself very ill used, he retired into the country, and never went to court again. That upon hearing from Sir Edward Nicholas, he wrote to thank him, but declined the honour on account of the largeness of his family, and that from the declining state of his health, he was unequal to undertake the journey, and which was really the case, for he died soon after. My patron, one of the best of men, never made any ap

Rlicatton for what I told him, many times, 1 thought be ad such good pretensions. But his answer was always, I do not love obligations, and a refusal I should consider an insult; let things remain therefore as they are." Mrs. Lovett, in continuation, proceeds; " My father was so pleased with the account I gave him, that in a few days after, he went to Ltscombc himself. Upon his return, he said he was highty entertained; that they were some of the most interesting letters he had ever read, and put many things in a different point of view from what he had before seen them in; that he had not time to go through the tenth part of them, but that he had promised to spend two or three days with Mr. Sandby to look over them all. I do not remember his ever mentioning whether he did so or not. Happening by accident, many years after, to find the above memorandum, and Mr. Lovett, to whom Liscombe then belonged, being in England, (for the family have long resided in Ireland,) I took the first opportunity of inquiriug after my old friends the arms and papers at Liscombe, but sorry am I to record their fate. He said upon the death of his elder brother, who died a few months before he was of age, his

mother had ordered some new furniture, which bad vn put into the house (as he intended residing there) bt sold; bnt that by some unfortunate mistake, the sseat had sold the whole, old and new, and that a trace watost remaining. That a blacksmith, who had pnrchasrd *«»* of the old armour, declared be believed it had been m*k by the devil, for that he could make no use of it; tfcitkj an equal degree of inattention, the papers were all kst. that the chest was left open, and that the only accosst fc* could ever receive of them was, that tbe childn-a ^ made kite* of the letters, and that tbe Tailor of the parti told him he had cut up many of tbe parchment* for erasures, and he believed others had done the same; tw there were very pretty pictures at the tops of theia. (alluding to the illumined letters,) which he had tiers his child. To the public probably the loss is not usi&leresting, but to the family it is irreparable.

* This gentleman's grandmother, Madame St. Gems* on the revocation of the edict of Nantes fled to Ireland with her youthful ton, afterwards the celebrated Dru Gervais, who, on account of bis great wit and Uucj Dean Swift used to say was the only person he was tins' of in company.

t The origin of the creation of the title is thus reUrM —In the summer of the year 1781, tbe Bar! of Chests field having been some time absent from coart, sn a.»k*H by King George III. where he had been so loogf "<H a visit to Mr. Lovett, of Buckinghamshire," said the «dj "Ah!" said the king, "is that Lovett of LiMuwfc* they are of the genuine old Norman bret-d; how happes] it that they are not baronets I would he accept tbe tit** j Go tell him,'*continued the kinr, " that if hell accept nj it's much at his service; they have ever been stSBDce t{ the crown at a pinch." The communication wasaceurtl inyly made, and tbe baronetage accepted; and Sir Jt*ij than, on going to coart, was not less gratified than t«n| nished at the cordial reception he met with, his tnaje*r| not only shewing a perfect knowledge of his descent asi of the loyalty of the family, but likewise making pare cular inquiries aa to tbe contents of tbe cot-was lenn mentioned in the note below, as having been at Liscenh At a later period Sir Jonathan, who possessed great ie floeiice in the county of Bncks, was offered a peer;;\ but having lost his only surviving son, he declined i* honour.

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