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nereise of those attributes, be became formidable to persons in power; a memorable instance of this occurred when be executed the office of sheriff for bis county. The Lord Chief Baron Periam, having committed a gentleman at the assizes, Sir John sitting in bis sheriff's seat, called to him to stay, telling the judge be would answer for his forthcoming; neither could be be dissuaded, by all the menaces be received from the bench, from adhering to this resolution, boldly alleging in his defence, that the gentleman was his prisoner, and he, as sheriff, was accountable far him. Sir John Pakington m. the daughter of Mr. Humphry Smith, of Cheapside, Queen Elizabeth's filkman, of an ancient family in Leicestershire. The lady was the widow of Benedict Barnham, esq. an alderman of London, " who left her very rich, and That consideration, together with her youth and beauty, nude it impossible for her to escape the addresses rten of the greatest persons about the court; but Sir John was the only happy man who knew how to gain ber, being recommended by his worthy friend, Mr. William Seabright, town clerk of London, who had purchased the manor of Besford, in Worcestershire. This lady had by her first husband four daughters, *bich were very young when they lost their father, and therefore needed a faithful friend to manage and improve their fortunes, in which capacity Sir John acquitted himself so honourably, that they had ten thoasand pounds each for portion, an immense sum in taose day9.f Sir John Pakington had issue, one son uxi two daughters, viz.

Johx, bis heir.

Anne, st. first to Sir Humphrey Ferrers, knt. of
Tarnworth, and secondly, to Pbilip, first Earl of
Chesterfield.

Mary, m. to Sir Robert Brooke, of Nacton, in
Suffolk, master of the ceremonies to King
Jis.es 1.

Tbu great man who lived to see his children's chil-
4(vq, departed this life at his house at Wcstwood.t in
tte seventy-seventh year of his age, in January, 1625.
His widow married thirdly, Lord Kilmurry, and
fcsfthly,Thomas, Earl of Kelly.} His son and heir,
i- Sts John Pakington, bart. of Ailesbury, in
■V county of Bucks, created 22nd June, 1620, m.
traces, daughter of Sir John Ferrers, knt. of Tam-

worth, and by that lady, who m. secondly, Alexander Lesley, Earl of Leven, had, with a daughter, who m. first, Colonel Washington, and secondly Samuel Sandys, esq. of Ombersley, in the county of Worcester, an only son, John. Sir John resided at Ailesbury, and was elected to parliament by that borough, in the 21st of James I. but died at the early age of twenty-four, in October, 1024, previously to his father, and was s. by his son,

ii. Sir John Pakington, who at the decease of his grandfather, inherited the estates of the family, and resided subsequently at Westwood. He was then in his fifth year, and under the guardianship of Lord Coventry, the then lord keeper, *' by whose vigilant care of his education, both by travel and other advantages, he became a most accomplished gentleman." He was elected one of the knights for Worcestershire, in the 15th Charles I. and when the rebellion broke out, was member for Ailesbury; and bavingon all occasions given proofs both of his fidelity to the crown, and the rights of the subject, was entrusted by the king, in 1642, with a commission for arraying men for his service in Worcestershire, on account of which he was taken prisoner, committed to the Tower, and fined £.0000: had his estate sequestered, his house in Buckinghamshire (one of the bent in that county) levelled with the ground, and such great wastes committed in his woods, that an estimate of.the loss, still remaining in the hand writing of his lady, amounts to £20,348. His zeal in the loyal cause never swerved, for notwithstanding ihe had suffered so much for his loyalty, he had the courage to join King Charles II. with a troop of horse, at the battle of Worcester, and was taken prisoner there, yet was so popular, that when afterwards tried for his life, not one witness could be procured to swear against him; he was consequently acquitted and set at liberty, but was afterwards fined £7670, and compelled for the said fine, to convey the market house, the tolls, the court leet, and certain grounds called Heydon Hill, parcel of the estate at Ailesbury, to Thomas Scot, (who was one of the king's judges,) and other trustees, for the use of the town, which they kept until after the Restoration, when, by a special act of parliament, the said conveyances were made void. Sir John m. Dorothy, one of the daughters of his guardian, Thomas, Lord Coventry, and had with two daughters, the elder m. to Anthony Eyre,

* Tht*e ladies were married, the eldest to Lord Audley, fc lecoad, Alice, to Sir Francis Bacon, the celebrated rtanrfUyr, created Viscount St. Alban's; the third to Sir William Soaines, and the youngest to Sir William Couitibk.

'After he had finished his stately structure at West**d, Sir John invited the Earl of Northampton, lord i"talent, and his countess, to a bouse wanning; and as his lordship was a jovial companion, a train of above lw knifhts and gentlemen accompanied him, who -i.nl 'Wr« some time, and at their departure, acknowledged ftey had met with so kind a reception, that they did not i*1* whether they had possessed the place, or the place item. The delightful situation of his mansion was what we) had never before seen; the house standing in the unfile ofawood.cnt into twelve large ridings and at a good lit^ance, one riding through all of them, the whole surrvnibdedby a park of six or seven mites, with, at the furtar *ad, facing the hou«e, an artificial lake of 122 acres. Hi« mmi splendid entertainment was given, however, to JiWEi I. and his queen, at Ailsbnry, when his majesty ffc-ovtired him with a visit, after liis arrival from Scothad, before his coronation: upon this occasion he set no bs«ads to expense, thinking it a disparagement to bcout•we by any fellow subject, when such an opportunity "S^rrd; and the king and court that they had never met «>;*i a more noble reception.

Lloyd, in hi* live.» of the statesmen and favourites * Lm^uihi, iince the Reformation, thus speak? of Sir

John Pakington: " His handsome features look the most, and his neat parts the wisest at. He could smile ladies to his service, and argue statesmen to his design, with equal ease. His reason was powerful, his beauty more. Never was a brave soul more bravely seated; nature bestowed great parts on him, education polished Mm to an admirable frame of prudence and virtue. Queen Elizabeth called him her Temperance, and Leicester his Modesty. It is a qncntion to this day, whether his resolution took the soldiers, his prudence the politicians, his compliance the favourites, his complaisance the courtiers, his piety the clergy, his integrity and condescension the people, or his knowledge the learned, most. This new conrt star was a nine days* wonder, engaging all eyes, until it set satisfied with its own glory. He came to court, he said, as Solomon did, toisee its vanity, and retired as he did, to repent it. It was he who said first, what Bishop Sanderson urged afterwards, That a tnund faith was the best divinity, a good conscience the best law, and temperance the best physic. Sir John Paking. ton in Queen Euzabkth's time was virtuous and modest, and Sir John Pakington, in King Charlks's time, loyal and valiant; the one did well,the other suffered so. Greenham was his favourite, Hammond his, the one had a competent cstale and was contented, the other hath a large one and U noble; this suppressed) factions in the kingdom, the other composed them in the court, and was called by courtiers Moderation. Westmoreland tempted his fidelity,and Norfolk his steadfastness; but he died in hi- bed an honest and a happy man."

esq. of Hampton, Notts; the younger, to William Godfrey, esq. of Lincolnshire, an only sou, his successor, at his decease, 13th January, 1060."

in. Sir John Pakington, M.P. for Worcestershire, *emp. King Charles II. and King James II. who m. Margaret, daughter of Sir John Keyt, bart. of Ebrington, iu GloucesterBbire, and died in March, 1688, when he WW s. by his only child,

iv. Sir John Pakington. This gentleman was a •ttrenuous aaaerter of the rights and liberties of the country, and in the year 1702, preferred that remarkable complaint to the House of Commons, against William, Lord Bishop of Worcester, and Mr. Lloyd his son, for interfering in the election of the county of Worcester, by sending threatening letters to the clergy and freeholders, and aspersing his conduct in parliament.* Sir John was constantly elected one of the knights for Worcestershire in every parliament, from his first being chosen, at nineteen years of age, (except one, when he voluntarily declined it,) to bis death, notwithstanding the powerful opposition generally made against him. He m. first, Frances, eldest daughter of Sir Henry Parker, bart. of Huunington, in the county of Warwick, by whom he had two sous, Johu and Thomas, who both died young and unmarried, and two daughters, viz. Margaret.

Frances, m. to Thomas Cbarles, Viscount Tracy, of Ireland. Sir Johu tn. secondly, Hester, daughter and sole heir of Sir Herbert Perrot, knt. of Haroldstone, in the county of Pembroke, and by that lady had a son, HerBert-perrot, his successor. He d. 13th August, 17*27, was interred with bis ancestors at Hampton-Lovet, and s. by his son,

v. Sir Hkrbkrt-perrot Pakington, M.P. for the county of Worcester, who tn. in 1721, Elizabeth, daughter of John Conyers, esq. of Walthanistow, in Essex, and had issue, John,

H ER BERT- PI H 11 ii I

Hester.

Cecilia. He d. 'i itli September, 1748, at Leyden, and was .v. by his elder son,

vi. Sir John Pakington, who m. in 1701, Mary, daughter of Henry Bray, esq. of Bromyard, in Herefordshire, but died s. p. 30th November, 1762, when he was s. by his brother,

vu. Sir Herbert-perrot Pakington, who m. in 1759, Elizabeth, daughter of Caesar Hawkins, esq. and relict of Herbert Wylde, esq. of Ludlow, in the county of Salop, and by that lady (who d. 23rd February, 1812,) had issue,

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sixth and seventh baronets.

John, his successor.
Thomas, d. s. p.

Elizabeth, m. to William Russell, esq. of P<v
wick, in the county of Worcester, and dying in
May, 1813, left a son,
John Somlrskt Russell, who assumed tk
surname of Pakington on the death of 0a
eighth baronet.
Dorothy, deceased.
Anne.

Louisa, deceased. Sir Herbert d. at Bath in 1795, and was *. by his sea, Viii. Sir John Pakington, D.C.L. bom in 17», who died v. p. 0th January* 1830, when the title became Extinct. The estates descended to Juh* SoMerset Russell, esq. (son of Elizabeth. Sir John Pa kington's eldest sister), and to Anne Pakington, Sir John's younger sister, as joint heirs at law. MrRussell has assumed the surname of Paceixctm.

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• His accomplished wife died 13th May, iu the year preceding- Her ladyship who was esteemed one of the most learned uf her sex at the time, ia the reputed author ol the well known treatise, The Whole Duty of Man.

t The House of Commons after hearing evidence,

Resolved, lunn. con. That Sir John Pakington has fully made out the charge which he exhibited against the Lord Bishop of Worcester.

Resolved, nem- con. That Sir John Pakington has fully made oat the charge ayaiust Mr. Lloyd, the said Lord Risbop's son.

Resolved, That it appears to this House, that the proceedings of William, Lord Bishop of Worcester, his sun, ami his agents, in order to the hindering of the electiou of a member Tor the county of Worcester, has been malicious, unchristian, and arbitrary, in high violation of the liberties ami privileges of the Ominous of England.

Resolved, That an humble address be presented to her maj^tj. that she will be graciously pleased to remove Wuli*r-. Lord Bishop of Worcester, from being her alntoacr.

Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General do prosecute Mr. LW»j4, the Lord Bishop of Worcester's son, for his said ofltocr, after his privilege of the Lower House of Coavocaime it out.

Veneris 20 die Xovembris, 1702.

Mr. Comptroller reported to the House, that their resolution and address to her majesty for retnoviar, Vi iJliam, Lord Bishop of Worcester, from being lord *!»-*• ner to her majesty, had been pretvnted to her oMjev*. and that her majesty was pleased to give this Dkm rr*:* ous answer: " I am very sorry that there is occas*>n f** this address against the Bishop of Worcester, I ***•'' order and direct that he shall no lunger coaiiiiae to ****ply the place of almoner, bat 1 will pal another ia ft" room to perform that othce."

i. J"H\ Palosavk, esq. of Norwood Barningham, in the county of Norfolk, who was created a Baronet by Chirlcs 1. '24th June, J641. Sir John m. first, Elisabeth, daughter of John Jenny, esq. of Gun ton, in the same county, and had issue, ArcisTi.ts, his heir. John. Elizabeth. He n. secondly, Anne, daughter of Sir William de Grey, of Martin, also in Norfolk, and widow of Cotton Gaseoign, esq. of Islington, in Middlesex, and by that lady had William. Clement.

Inrala, who m. — Smith, and was mother of Siii'iL Smith, of Colkirk, whose four daughter*, (Catherine, wife of Thomas Ben dish, esq.; Ursula, of Offley, of Derbyshire ; Theodosia, wife of Samuel Sparrow, gent, of Laoham; and Lucy, wife first of Pett, of Dehenbam, and secondly of Jonas Rolph, of Lymejwere co-heirs to Sir Richard Pal grave, the last baronet. Sir John was s. by his eldest son,

11. Sir Acer Stink Palgrave, who m. first, Barbara, daughter of Cotton Gaseoign, esq. of Islington, and teeondly, Katherine, daughter of Sir William Spring, and relict of — Lawrence, esq. of Brockdish, Herts, hot try those ladies had no issue. He m. thirdly, Miss Hove, eldest daughter of Sir Richard Grubham Howe, hart- of Wjshford, Wilts, and by her had surviving lame,

Ricbird, his heir.
Elizabeth,
trim.
He iu i. at his decease by his son,

in. Sir Richard Palgkave, who d. unm. 3rd November, 1732, when the Baronetcy Expired: at his ■:- iti, the lordship of North wood Berningham, by a 4*ree iu Chancery, was ordered to be sold, by his h- irs, who were the four daughters of Samuel Smith, m\. late of Colkirk, in Norfolk, who was son of Urmia, daughter of Sir John Palgrave, the first baronet.

Jrao—Azure a lion rampant, guardant, argent.

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Sir Henry Parker, who was summoned to parliament as Baron Morliy, from loth April, 1523, to 28th October, 1555. He m. Alice, daughter of Sir John St. John, of Bletsho, in the county of Bedford, and had an only son (who predeceased him).

Sir Henry Parker, K.B. So created at the coronation of Queen Anne Boleyne. He m. first, Grace, daughter of John Newport, esq. and by that lady had (with two daughters) a son,

Henry, who became Lord Morley at the decease of his grandfather, in 1555. His grandson, William Parker, Lord Monteagle and Morley, was the nobleman to whom the remarkable letter was addressed, which led to the discovery of the Gunpowder plot. (See Burke's Peerage and Baronetage.) Sir Henry m. secondly, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir Philip Calthorp, knt. of Erwarton, in Suffolk.-t and by her had a son,

Sir Philip Parker, of Erwarton, who was sheriff of Suffolk in 1578, and in that year received the honour of knighthood from Queen Emzaretii, in her progress through the county. He married Catherine, daughter of Sir John Goodwin, of Winchendon, Bucks, and had surviving issue, Calthorpe, his heir. Catherine, m. to Sir William Cornwallis. He was t. by his son,

Sir Calthorpe Parker, who was knighted by King James I. before his coronation. He m. Mercy, daughter of Sir Stephen Soame, and left a son and heir,

Sir Philip Parker, knighted 19th November, 1624, who represented the county of Suffolk in 1640. Sir Philip m. Dorothy, daughter and heir of Sir Robert Gawdy, of Claxton, in Norfolk,; and had issue, Philip, his heir. Calthorpe, 1 Robert, J'

Winifrid, m. to Sir John Barker, bart. ofTrimley, in Suffolk.

Dorothy,

Mary,

Mercy, married first, to William Guibbon, esq. of Thursford; and secondly, to Edmoud W odehouse, esq. of East Lexham, in Norfolk. Sir Philip was t. by his eldest son,

i. Philip Parker, esq. of Arwarton, in the county of Suffolk, who was created a Baronet loth July, 1661. He m. first, Rebecca, daughter of Sir Walter Long, bart. of Whaddon, and by her had issue,

Philip, his heir.

Calthorpe, who inherited the estates of his maternal uncle, Sir Walter Long, bart. of Whaddon, and assumed the surname of Long. He resided at Whaddon after the decease of his uncle in 1710; but dying without issue, those estates passed, under the will of the said Sir Walter, to Calthorpe's nephew, Sir Philip Parker A Morley, bart.

Walter, d. unm.

Rebecca,'

Mary,

Anne,

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Sir Philip m. secondly, Hanah, daughter and heir of Philip Bacon, esq. of Wolverstone, in Suffolk, relict of Sir Thomas Bedingfeld, and by her had two other daughters, Anne and Dorothy, who both d. unm. He #/. about the year HJ90, and was *. by his eldeHt son.

It. Sir Philip Parker, who m. Mary, daughter of Samuel Fortrey, esq. of Byall Ftn, in Cambridgeshire, and had issue,

Philip, his successor.

Catherine, m. to Sir John Perceval, who was
created Viscount Perceval, of the kingdom of
Ireland, in 1715, and Earl of Egmout in 1733.
(Refer to Burke's Peerage and Baronetage.)

Mary, m. to Daniel Dering, esq. grandson of Sir
Edward Dering, bart. of Surenden During.

He it- about 1700, and was s. by his son,

in. Sir Philip Parker, M.P. temp. George I. and Georcr II. for Harwich, who inherited Whaddon and the estates of the Longs, on the decease of his uncle, Calthorpe Long, esq. issueless, and assumed the additional surnames of A Morley-long. He m. Martha, daughter of William East, esq. of the Middle Temple, and had two daughters,

Martha, m. to John Thynne Howe, second Lord

Chedworth, but d. s. p.
Eliza Heth, m. to James Plunkett, esq.
Catharine.

Sir Philip Parker-a-Morley-Long, who was the last heir male of the old Lords Morley, died 20th June, 1740-1, when the Baronetcy Expired. Whaddon and the property attached to it passed, under the will of Sir Walter Long, bart. to Thomas Long, esq. of Rowden (refer to Burke's Commoners, vol. iv. page 67), and his own estates to his daughters as co-heirs.

Arms— Arg. a lion passant gu. between two bars sa. thereon three bezants, two and one, in chief as many bucks' heads caboshed of the second.

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The family of Parker was of great antiquity in the county of Sussex, and its progenitor, Geffrey Parker, of Bexley, is mentioned in deeds 12 Edward I.

John Parker, esq. of Ratton, representative of the family in the early part of the sixteenth century, was deputy to George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, warden of the Cinque Ports. He m. first, Jane, daughter of Richard Sackville, esq. of Buck hurst, and had by her a son and daughter, viz. Thomas, his heir.

Elizabeth, m. to Sir Edward Gage, knt. of Firle, in Sussex. He m. secondly, Jane, daughter of William Farnfield, of Sussex, and had two sons, namely,

Thomas, of East Bourne, who married Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Thomas Selwyn, esq. of

Friston, and hud a son, Selwyn. and &V issue. Edward, whose daughter, Elizabeth, a. Been Palmer, esq. younger son of Sir ThowaiPak&T. knt.

The eldest son,

Thomas Parker, esq. of Ratton, in Sussex,mtnvi Eleanor, daughter of William Waller, esq. of Grea bridge, in Kent, and had two sons, Nicholas (Sir), knt. his heir. John (Sir), knt. colonel of foot 1 Jams 1. ui captain of Pendennis Castle, in Cornwall i; patent during life. He died 15th October, *::, aged seventy, unmarried. Thomas Parker died 16th April, 1580, and was «. h his son,

Sir Nicholas Parker, knt. of Ratton, *ho a. first, Jane, daughter of Sir William Courtenay. kit. of Powderham, in Devon; secondly, Elizabeth.d*i& ter of John Baker, esq.; and thirdly, Catbnuf, daughter of Sir John Temple, bart. of Stow, Backs. The two former died *. p. bat by the last Li W issue,

i. Thomas, his heir,
n. John, d. s. p.
in. Robert, d. v. p. unm.
iv. Nicholas,
v. Henry, d. unm.

I. Anne, in. first, to Adrian Moore, esq- of (Vlym. Hants; and secondly, to Sir John Smith.U: if. Mary, died unm.

Sir Nicholas died 9th March, 1619, aged »CTe«r three, and was s. by his son,

Sir Thomas Parker, knt. of Ratton, who * Pt&delphia, daughter of Henry Lennard, Baron Dkr4 the South, and had issue,

George, his heir.

Grace, m.to Sir William Campion, knt. of Caak

well, in Kent. Philadelphia, m. to Samuel Boys, esq. of Hart

hurst, in Kent. Rachel, m. to William Gee, esq. of Bubop's Bar

ton, in Yorkshire. Catherine, m. to Sir Thomas Nutt, knt-of Map, in Sussex, and died 2nd May, 1700, leariaf m daughters: Philadelphia,married to SirThacs* Dyke, bart- and Catherine, married to Anthony Bramston, esq. of Skreens. Anne, m. first, to John Shirley, esq. of Isnetf.fc Sussex; and secondly, to Francis Bamkas, esq. Margaret, m. to Thomas, Earl of BerkshireSir Thomas died 31st May, 1603, aged sixty-eight, aaJ was s. by his son,

Grorge Parker, esq. of Ratton. who *■ Man. daughter of Sir Richard Newdegate, bart. oi Arfcan;. Warwickshire, serjeant-at-law, and had issue. Robert, his heir.

Richard, of Hedsor. Bucks, who m. Sarah, aaa^hter and co-heir of Robert Chilcot. esq. of W*~ worth, in Middlesex, and had a son. Jefhry and three daughters: Juliana, m, to Cecil lawyer, esq.; Anne. d. unm.; and Etisabetfa, at t> William Bowyer, esq. Mr. Parker died 12th July, 1673, aged fifty-three, ui was f. by his son,

i. Robert Parker, esq. of Ratton, who was creawJ a Baronet 2*2nd May, 1674. He m- Sarah, tah daughter of George Chute, esq. of Bristo Canae«V in Surrey, and had issue, Georce, bis heir.

Robert, who d. s. p. in the East Indies.

Thorn**, died abroad i. p.

WillUm, barrister-at-law, rf. unmarried 1st January, 1727.

German, who d. unmarried.

Lucy, rf. young.

Philadelphia, m. to Colonel Piper, of Essex. Sir Robert rf. 30th November, 1601, aged thirty-seven, and was *. by his son,

ii. Sir George Parker, of Ratton, who m. Mary, daughter of Sir Walter Bagot, bart. of Blithfield, in Staffordshire, and had issue,

Walter, his heir.

Thomas, died an ensign in the Guards.
Nicholas, died unmarried, aged twenty-three, in
1734.

Sarah, m. to Thomas Luxford, esq. of Laming, in

Sussex.
Anne.
Jane.
Philadelphia, tn. to Nathaniel Trayton, esq.

of Lewes.

Sir George died 18th June, 1726, and was succeeded by his son,

in. Sir Walter Parker, of Ratton, at whose decease unmarried 19th April, 1750, the Baronetcy tecame Extinct. The Chalrington property passed tn the Pullers, Thomas Fuller, esq. fourth son of Thomas Fuller, esq. of Rose Hill and Waldron, Susjpi, baring married Eleanor, daughter of John Lidpiter, esq. which lady was heiress both to the Traytons ■md Parkers.

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Rilpr Persons, of Northamptonshire, the first of iii family upon record, was father of

Job* Parsons, esq. of Boveny, in the county of BacU, who m. the daughter of — Cutler, and left a

wn.

Sir Jobs Parsons, knt. of Boveny, who m. Eliza»*a. daughter and sole heir of Sir John Kiddermin*er,of Langley,* and was t. by his son,

u William Parsons, esq. of Langley, in the county ■* Bocks, who was created a Baronet 0th April, MSI. He m. Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir l«*«rence Parsons, knt. and had, with two daughters, two sons, vU- Colonel Parsons, who m. the daughter *f Sir John Barker, and d. s. p. and an elder, his neeeawr, about the year I6u4,t

Ii. Sir John Parsons, who m. Catherine, daughter of Sir Clifford Clifton, knt. and co-heir of her brother, Sir William Clifton, of Clifton, in the county of Nottingham, bart. and was s. by his only son,

in. Sir William Parsons, who m. first, Frances, daughter of Henry Dutton, esq. and had issue,

John, fellow of Merton College, Oxford, died in

his father's lifetime. William, lieutenant in Colonel Cholmondeley's regiment of Foot, m. Mary, daughter of John Frampton, esq. of the Exchequer, and had issue, Mark, who succeeded his grandfather. Grace, to whom her maternal aunt, the Duchess of Northumberland, left a considerable fortune. Sir William tn. secondly, Isabella, fifth daughter and co-heir of James Holt, esq. of Castleton, in Lancashire, and relict of Delaval Dutton, esq. but had no other issue. He d. about 1760, and was s. by his grandson,

iv. Sir Mark Parsons, who d. unm. in 1312, when the Baronetcy became Extinct.

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The ancient and " worshipful" family of Paston settled in England, according to many creditable writers, immediately after the Conquest; and Wolstan, the first recorded ancestor, is stated to have had a grant of lands at Paston, in Norfolk, whence he derived his surname.

Sir William Paston, knt. born at Paston, son and heir of Clement Paston, by Beatrix, his wife, daughter and heir of John de Somerton, adopted the legal profession, and was one of the judges of the court of Common Pleas temp. Henry VI. He married Agnes, daughter and co-heir of Sir Edmund Berry, knt. and had issue,

John, his heir.

Edmund, who was retained in 1474, by Richard, Duke of Gloucester, constable and admiral of England, to serve him with the king, in his voyage over sea, for a whole year, with three archers, well horsed, armed, and arraied. Walter.

William (Sir), knt. a devoted adherent of the Lancastrian cause, m. Anne, daughter and coheir of Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset, and had two daughters,

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