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□ nary, 1710, Mary, daughter and lole heir of Robert Mart, Hd of John Steuart, esq. of Ascoy, in Bute, d bad an only daughter,

HtRRIET PlKYD£LL,who OT. 14th JaillUiry, 1747-8,

William, first Earl Op Radnor, (bis lordship's first wife,) and had an only child, Jacob, Viscount PolLstone, who, succeeding his father in 1765, became second Earl of Radnor, (refer to Burke's Peerage and Baronetage.) Mark. Stuart Pleydell d. 14th October, 1708, aged renty-five, when the Baronetcy Expired; he deed bis estates to his grandson, Lord Folk stone, and other members of the family of Radnor, in rt-mainr, directing that each inheritor, should, on his action, adopt the surname of Pleydell-Bouverie.

Ims— Argent, a bend, gules, guttee of the field, beeeo two ploTers, of the second, a chief, cheque, or d sable, with the distinction of the second house.

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William PLomer, citixen of London, who died 15th arch, 1007, left by bis wife, a daughter of Robert dc Cree, three sons, viz.

i. John, of London, who m. Audrey, daughter of John Page, esq. of Harrow, Middlesex, and dying in 1608, left, by her, who wedded, secondly. Sir Robert Bennett, of Windsor, a daughter, Elisabeth, wife of Walter Vaughan, of Moccas, and a son, John Plumer, esq. of New Windsor, Berks, who m. Anne, daughter of Philip Gerrard, esq. and was *. by his son, Job* Plcmer, esq. of Blakesware, Herts, sheriff 1 William and Mart, m. in 1678, Mary, eldest daughter of William Hale, esq. of King's Walden, and dying in 1719, left issue, Walter, M.P. died in 1746. William, of whom presently. Richard, M.P. died in 1750.

Anne, m. James Hamilton, Lord Pais-
ley, afterwards seventh Earl of Aber-
corn, and had

James, eighth Earl of Abercora.
John, great-grandfather of James,

present Marquess of Abercom. George, in holy orders, a canon of Windsor, whose daughter, Jane, m. first, William Plumer, esq. of Gilston Park; secondly, Richard John Lewin, esq. R. N.; and thirdly, Robert Ward, esq. who assnmed the surname of Plumer,

and is the present Robert Plumer Ward, esq. of Gilston Park. (See Burke's Commoners, Toi. i. p. 71. J Catherine, wife of Thomas By'c, esq. The second son, William Plimer, esq. of Blakesware, M.P. for Herts, m. in 1731, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Byde, esq. of Ware Park, and dying in 1767, was s. by his son, William Plumkr, esq. M.P. for Herts, who vi. first, Frances Dorothy, daughter of Lucius, fifth Lord Falkland; and secondly, his cousin, Jane, daughter of the Hon. and Rev. George Hamilton, D. 0. but d. s. p. in 1822, having devised his estates to his widow, who conveyed them to her last husband, Robert Ward, esq. Ii. Edmund, of London, d. 14th August, 1624. in. Thomas.

The third son,

Thomas PLOMER,esq.m. a daughter of Mr. Alderman Elwais, of London, and dying at Mitcham,in Surrey, in 1630) was f. by his son,

i. Walter Plomer, esq. of the Inner Temple, who was created a Baronet in 1660-1. He died unm. 20th April, 1697, aged seventy-seven, when the titlo became Extinct.

Arms—Per chev. flory and counterflory arg. and sa. three martlets counterchanged.

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This was a branch of the family of Pole, of Shute, in the county of Devon.

Sir John Pole, third baronet, of Shute,9 m. Anne, youngest daughter of Sir William Morrice, knt. of Werrington, in the county of Devon, ooe of the principal secretaries of state to King Charles II. and had surviving issue,

William (Sir), who, at the decease of his father,
13th March, 1707, became fourth baronet of
John, an officer in the army, d. unm. in 1710.
Caroll-s, of whom presently.

Ureth, m. to Sir John Trevelyan, hart.

The youngest son,

Carolus Polk, in holy orders, was rector of St. Breock, in Cornwall, and sometime proctor in convocation for the clergy of the diocese of Exon. He m. Sarah, eldest daughter of Jonathan Rashleigh, eaq. of Mcnabilly, in the same county, by Sarah, elder daughter, by his first wife, of Sir John Carew, bart. of Anthony, and was s. by his elder son,

"■e Baronetcy of Shute being "till extant, refer to Burke's Peerage and Haronrtage, for the earlier descents. 3 H 417

Reginald Pole, esq. of Stoke Damarele, in the county of Devon, who m. Anne, second daughter of John Francis of Morval, in Cornwall,and had issue,

1. Reginald, who inherited the estates of the Carew family, and assuming the additional surname and arms of Carew, became (having been sworn of the privy council) the Right Hon, Reginald Pole Carew, of Anthony, (see Burke's Commoners, vol. i. p. 559.) Ii. Charlks-murick. ill. Edward, i. Anne, m. to Charles, first Lord Somers. 11. Sarah, m. to Henry-Hippisley Coxe, esq. and d. s. p. The second son,

i. Sir Charlks-morrice Pole, K-C.B. and admiral of the red, of Aldenham Abbey, Herts, was created a Barunrt 12th September, 1801. He m. 8th June. 1792, Henrietta, daughter of John Goddard, esq. of Woodford Hall, in the county of Essex, and niece of Henry Hope, esq. of Amsterdam, and by that lady had two daughters, vis.

Henrietta-maria-sarah, m. in August, 1821, to William Stuart, esq. only son of Dr. William Stuart, Archbishop of Armagh, and grandson of John, Earl of Bute. Anna-maria. Sir Charles died 0th September, 1830, when the BaRonetcy Expired.

Arms—Az. a lion rampant, argent, within an orle of nine fleurs-de-lis, or, a crescent for difference.

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Sir Lewis Pollard, knt. (son of Robert Pollard, second son of John Pollard, of Way), born in 1405, entering at the Middle Temple, devoted himself to the study of the law, with so much success, that in 20 Jaxes I. he was called to the degree of serjeant, and in 1515 constituted one of the judges of the Common Pleas. "Jn this honourable office," says Prince, " he continued for many years, until age and the consequent infirmities thereof, sued out his quietus est." The same author thus continues: "This higli and great trust of a judge (an higher than which is hardly found upon earth, the lives and livelyhoods of men being therein conceru'd) Sir Lewis Pollard executed with great faithfulness and expectation; the fragrant odour whereof perfumes his memory unto this day." Sir Lewis acquired by his profession a considerable fortune, and purchased the estate of King's Nympton, in Devon, where he erected a stately mansion, and enclosed a largo park. He married Agnes, daughter of Thomas Hext, esq. of Kingston, in the parish of Staverton, and had by her eleven sons and as many daughters. Four of the sons attained the honour of

knighthood, Sir Hugh, Sir John, Sir Richard,"' Sir George, who " won his title by hii stout defra; of Bulloin in France;" all the others, especially J«ba. archdeacon of Barnstaple and canon of Exeter, *r? well advanced. The daughters intermarried wits a« first families in the county; the eldest becoming 3r wife of Sir Hugh Stukely, of Anton; the tecoaA « Sir Hugh Courtenay. of Powderham; the third, d Sir Hugh Pawlet, of Stamford Peveril; and the foam of Sir John Crocker, of Lineham.

The judge's son,

Sir Hugh Pollard, knt. of King's Ny Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John Valletort, t*\-1 St. Laurence Clist, in Devon, and was *. by D»**k.

Sir Lewis Pollard, knt. of King's Nymptac., a eminent lawyer, who was Lent reader of tie Miti.Temple 1 Edward VI. and recorder of the at? 4 Exeter 2nd of the same reign. He suhseqnendy «• tained the coif of serjeant. His son and successor,

Sir Hugh Pollard, knt. of King's NymptBa,va father of

i. Lewis Pollard, esq. of King's Nympton, vfc. was created a Baronet 31st May, 1627. He tam* Margaret, daughter of Sir Henry Berkeley, knt * was s. by his son,

n. Sir High Pollard, of King's Nympton." Hugh," says Prince, " was a gentleman of i aste mind, that no way degenerated from bis aneetfsn' being magnificently hospitable to all persons was cmst to his house, either occasionally or by mvitahea. the time of our late unhappy wars, he adhered itcording to the obligations of honour and < to the interest of oppressed royalty; and bota it kg purse and person endeavoured to support the worn*; cause of his dear parents, his mother the chart*, a* his father the king. He was content to hwsrf *i! for their sakes, and to stand or fall with them. Dume the late civil wars he served his majesty in tbefe& and became governor of Dartmouth (a port of pre importance), in his own country, when garrwes for the king; and afterward, in time of peace, ten** his son, King Charles II. of gracious memory.iate court, being made by him comptroller of bis a««hold. When the garrison of Dartmouth was atuct^ by the parliamentarians, this gentleman, the goxertr. with many other honourable persons of this cessn? then there, made at first a reaolate and vigana* *> fence; and at length, the place not being te**surrendered upon good articles, when most of *< commanders returned to their own homes- ^^ time after this, when the best cause and the berttaf fell by the sins of all and the hands of sow, w Hugh Pollard, able to yield distressed majesty farther service for the present, retired to bu 1h«* at Nympton Regis, where he spent the remaindfr d his fortunes in hospitality among his friends a*i neighbours; on which a witty poet in his too* tk« rhymed:

at Nimton Regis

Where th'one driuks and t'other pledfe*."*

Sir Hugh married, first, Bridget, Countess Dowarrr =J Berkshire, daughter of Edward, seventeenth E*ri ■? Oxford, and had an only daughter. He sold Ki=f > Nympton to Sir Arthur Northcote, bart. and froa £' Northcotes it was purchased by James Buller, <**;• Sir Hugh Pollard died in 1067, and was s. *J »* brother,

in. Sir Aytai Pollard, who inherited hot wry. little, if any, of the uncient estate. He died i after 109.*, and with him the Barositct Extinct.

Arms—krg. a chev. sn. between three escallop* **■

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This very ancient faintly, the stem of many eminent branches, look its surname from the lordship of Poole, in Wirrall hundred, in Cheshire, where, as Camden oi>«r?M, they had lived honorably, and in a flourishing condition many years. Their patriarch,

HoiiiT Pull, alias Poole,alias Dr. La Pool*, Lord of Barretrpoole, 8 Eukjrd I. in. Elizabeth, danghter of Hugh de Raby, his great-grandson, another

Robert De Pull, an. the daughter and heir of Thomas ie Capenhurst, and was s. by his son,

Su John De Pull, ant. living in 3 Richard II. 8 Hisbt IV. and 3 Henry V. who was father of

Thoths Pools, of Poole, who m. by dispensation inlHl, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Stanley, Ut. of Hooton, and was.*, by his son,

Tnot»j Poole, of Poole, in Wirrall. living 7 Hen•i VI. who, by a daughter of Mainwaring, had a son Ma heir,

Tno*u Poole, eaq. who m. Matilda, daughter of Sir Edward Fitton, of Gawsworth, in Cheshire, and bad issue,

Thomas, d. v. p. and ». p. 23 Henry VII.

John, d. issueless.

Handle, a priest.

William, (Sir).

Margaret, m. to Thomas Gilbert Scarisbrick, esq.

Elizabeth, m. to John Minshull.

Blanch, m. to — Bunbury, of Staney.

Margery, m. to — Bellington, of Cheater.

Mabel, as. to Kichard Standish, esq.

Mary, m. to John Whitmore, esq. rbe fourth son,

Si« William Poole, of Poole, was made sheriff of Colore, durante bene placito, in 18 HENRr VIII. kt bid to wife, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Hough, »). of Leighton, and, by that lady, had a daughter, Hafida, m. first, to Sir Thomas Grosvenor, knt. and ■Konifly, to Robert Fletcher, and a son and heir,

Taoais Poole, esq. of Poole, who m. Mary, daughfctof Sir John Talbot, knt. of Grafton, and had issue,

Johr, his heir.

Ranulp, m. Eleanor, daughter of Sir Henry Delves, knt. but left no issue.

Thomas, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Lawrence Rope, »q. of Stapeley.


Margaret, m. to George-Vernon, esq. of Richmond.

EKzabeth, m. to John Butler, esq. of Dunstable.

Princes. •at eldest son,

Jons Poole, esq. of Poole, living in 1366, m. first, •nan. daofhter of Sir John Fitton, knt. of Gaws»ma. in Cheshire, but by that lady had no issue. « »*Jded secondly. Catherine, daughter of George "uMbo.ll, esq. of Minshull, and had

John, his heir, temp. Elizaeeth, m. Mary, daugh-
ter of Sir Rowland Stanley, knt. of Hooton,
and dying in his father's lifetime, left
John, heir to his grandfather.
Francis, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas

Frogge, esq. of Minshull.


Eleanor, m. to John Bowes, esq.



Reginald, m. Cecily, daughter of the Rev. Mat-
thew Wood, vicar of VVebbenbury, and had

Maude, m. to John Culcheth, of CulchetlO
Margaret, m. to James Skrymshirc, esq. of Nor-

bury Manor, in the county of Stafford.
Bridget, or Bryftain, in. to Sir Thomas Stuart,

knt. of Ely.

He d. 5th December, 1618, and was s. by his grandson,

John Poole, esq. of Poole. This gentleman m. Dorothy, daughter of Thomas Tyldesley, esq. of Morleys, in Lancashire, and dying in May, 1641, was f. by his elder son,

James Poole, esq. of Poole, 6. in 1603; who m. first, Catherine, daughter of Sir John Talbot, knt. of Grafton, in the county of Worcester; and secondly, Catherine, daughter of Sir John Pershall, bart. of Horsley, in the county of Stafford. By the latter he had a daughter, Margaret, who died unm. He died himself of wounds received at the siege of Chester in 1643, and was buried at Namptwich, in Cheshire. Leaving no male issue, he was s. by his brother,

Thomas Poole, esq. This gentleman m. first, Dorothy, daughter of John ap Meredith Vychan, esq. of Merionethshire, and had by her a son James, his heir. He wedded secondly, Ellen, daughter of Francis Draycott, esq. hut by that lady (who in. after bis decease Sir Edward Mostyn, bart. of Talacre) he had no issue. He was j. by his son,

James Poole, esq. of Poole, who m. Mary, sister of Sir Edward Mostyn, bart. of Talacre, by her (who m. secondly. Sir William Gerard, bart.) had three sons, Benjamin, of London, who d. in January, 1656, leaving by Margaret, bis wife, daughter of Anthony Lowther, esq. of Cleveland, a daughter and heir, who in. John Nicol, esq. of Minchenden, in Middlesex, and was mother of a daughter and heiress, in. to James, Duke of Chandos. James, his heir.

William, m. Mrs. Hesketh, of Birchley, in Lan-
cashire, and had issue,
William, receiver general of the Stamp Of-
fice, in. first, Grace, sister of Thomas Pel-
ham, esq. of Stanmer Place, Sussex; and
secondly, Dorothea, daughter of the Rev.
Daniel Walter, vicar of Cuckfield, in Sussex,
and prebendary of Chichester. By the latter
he had, with two daughters, Henrietta, and
Grace, wife of Thomas Sanden, M.D. of Chi-
chester, a son,

Henry, who inherited the baronetcy in
Edward, M. D.
The second son,

I. James Poole, esq. of Poole, who was created a baronet 25th October, 1677, with remainder, default of his own male issue, to his brother William, and his issue male. Sir James in. first, Anne, danghter of Thomas Eyre, esq. of Hassop, in Derbyshire, and by her had

James, who m. Meliora, daughter of — Gumble-
ton, esq. of Kent, but d. issue lew before his
father, Sth October, 1706.
Francis, heir to his father.

Anne, m. to Robert Molineux, esq. of Mosborough,
in Lancashire.
The baronet m. secondly, Anne, daughter of — Kirk-
ham, esq. relict of Sir Thomas Estcourt, knt. of Pink*
L, in Wilts, a master in chancery, and by that lady
(who d. in March, 1C98) had three other sons,
William, "1 ,. ,
Thomas, j«* -*"»■■

Rowland, m. Bridget, daughter of Richard Hint
leston, esq. of Milom Castle, in Cumberland,
and had three daughters,


Sir James m. thirdly, Frances, daughter and co-heir of Major-general Randolph Egertou, of Betley, in Staffordshire, and widow of Sir John Corbet, bart. of Stoke, but by her had no issue. He was t. by his elder surviving son,

11. Sir Francis Poole, M.P. for Lewes in 1743, who m. Frances, daughter of Henry Pelhara, esq. of Lewes, in Sussex, and niece of Lord Pelham,by whom he had two sons and a daughter, viz.



Frances, m. 6th October, 1767, to Henry, second Viscount Palmerston, but died within two years (1st June, 1760) without male issue.* He d. 16th February, 1703, and was *. by his elder son,

in. Sir Henry Poolr, commissioner of excise, who d. s. p. 8th July, 1767, and was s. by his brother,

iv. Sir Ferdinand Poole, sheriff of Sussex in 1730; m. in 1772, Miss White, daughter of Thomas White, esq. of Horsham and had no male issue. He >!. Sth June, 1904, when default of this line, male, the Baronetcy reverted to the grandson, of William "Ed esq. brother of the first baronet, to whom it was limited,

v. Sir Henry Poole, who m. Charlotte, daughter and co-heir of Jonathan Bur Ward, esq. of Woodb ridge, in Suffolk, and had issue,

Henry, died in early youth.

V third and fourth baronets.

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\\ Uj.iam Pope, gent, of Oxfonlsbn. who died in 1523, had, by Margaret, his r '* sons and one daughter, viz..

Thomas, (Sir), 6. at Dedington about the year U*H the celebrated Jf OUnOCT Of CTUUtjl CflUVfl" Oxford. He filled, during the reigns of Hemt VIII. and Queen Mary, several high officii)»?■ pointments, and from Edward VI. recent grant of the manor of Tittenhanger, Hero. B( rf. in 1559, t. f. John, of whom presently. Alice, m. to Edward Lore, esq. of Eynore, ia fo fordshire, and was mother of Frances Lore, who m. William Bloiat, of Osbaston, and had a son. Sir Thomas-pope Blount,knt-who*"* tually inherited the manor of Ltas hanger. (See Blovkt's Barttttt* The second son,

John Pope, esq. of Wroxton, who died in 13KJr » first, Anne Stavely, of Bygnell, and bad, by k'r' daughter, m. in 1573 to Edward Blount, esq. of Buncs on-Trent. He m. secondly, a daughter of Sir l-'-Brockett, t of Brockett Hall, Herts, by wb» M

* Epitaph in Ramsay church, Hants.

In the vault beneath are deposited the remains of Frances,

Viscountess Palmerston,

Daughter of Sir Francis Poole, bart.

She was married to Henry, Viscount Palmerston, Oct. 6,

1707, and died in childbed, June 1,1760.

With the nobler virtues that elevate our nature.

She possessed the softer talents that adorn it.

Pious, humble, benevolent, candid, and sincere.

She followed the dictates of humanity. And her heart

was warm with all its best affections.

Her sense was strong, her judgment accurate, her

wit engaging, and her taste refined.

While the elegance of her form, the graces of her manners,

and the natural propriety that ever accompanied

her words and actions, made her virtues doubly attracting,

and taught her equally to command respect and lore.

Such she lived, and such she died, calm, and resigned to

the dispensation of Heaven, leaving friends

to deplore her loss, and cherish the dear remembrance of

that worth they honoured living, and lament in death.

To the memory of the best of wives,

the best of friends,

He, for whom she joined those tender names,

dedicates this marble.

iid, with iii daughters, a son, William, (Sir), his Kir; and thirdly, a daughter of Sir Edmund Wyndiam, by whom be had no issue. His only son,

L Sis William Pore, 6. at Wroxton in 1373, was u4« A knight of the Bath in 1603, and created a B*icirrin 1611, being then styled of Wilcote. In 1639, i' Was raited to the peerage of Ireland, as Baron of Jelturbet, and Earl of Downs. His lordship m. in »5, Anne, daughter of Sir Owen Hopton, lieutenant if the Tower of London, and relict of Henry, Lord A'-mtworth, of Nettlested, and had, with a daughter rbo died num. two sons, namely,

Willum (Sir), knt. b. at Wroxton in 1506, who m. Elisabeth, eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Watcon, knt. of Halstead, in Kent, and by her, who wedded secondly, Sir Thomas Peneystone, bart. of Corn well, in Oxfordshire, left at his decease, r. p. in 1614, with two daughters, three sons, Thomas, successor to his grandfather. John, /). in 16x3. 1 Mr. Warton, inadverWilliam, b. in 1624. J tently, puts the supposition that one of these was grandfather of Alexander Pope, the poet. From the circumstance that their brother Thomas, second Earl of Downe, was successor to the title by his uncle, it is clear that these two gentlemen must hare died without legitimate male issue. Tbobas, who succeeded his nephew as third earl. Ibc Earl of Downe died 2nd July, 1631, and was buried at Wroxton, under an alabaster monument of ttriy workmanship, made by the famous Nicholas tow, on which appear the recumbent figures of him*tf and his wife, large as life. His grandson and stressor,

ii. Sn Thomas Pope, second Earl of Downe, b. at C«nje» io 1622, an active royalist during the civil *u, who M. Lucy, daughter of John Dutton, esq. of Sherborne, and had an only daughter and heir,

Euzibith, ss. first, to Sir Francis Henry Lee, bart. of Quarenden, Bucks; and secondly, to Robert, Earl of Lindsey.

Kj lordship died at Oxford, 28th December, 1660, tod was *. by his uncle,

in. Sir Thomas Pope, third Earl of Downe, b. at Vtroxton in 151X4. who had been knighted at WoodWet in 162). He married in 1636 Beata, daughter of Sir BVnry Poole, of Saperton, in Gloucestershire! and ^d wsue to snrriTe him, Thosas, his heir. **■■» b. in 1637, wi. to Sir Edward Boughton,

bart. of Lawford, but d. $. p. BttTA, b. in 1639, m. in 1668, to Sir William Soames, bart. of Thurlowe, in Suffolk, but died i. p.

Frances, 6. in 1647, m. in 1671, to Sir Francis North, the celebrated Lord Keeper, and died in 1678, learing issue.* Finktta, m. in 1674, to Robert Hyde, esq. son of Alexander Hyde, Bishop of Salisbury. His lordship died nth January, 1667, was buried at Wroxton,and succeeded by his son,

iv. Sir Thomas Pope, fourth Earl of Downe, who survived his father little more than four months, and died 18th May, 1668, when all his honours, including the Baronetcy, Expired; his sisters being his coheirs. Wroxton is now the seat of the Karl Op Guilford, the descendant of the third.

Arms— Per pale or and as, on a chev. between three griffins' heads erased four fleurs-de-lis all counterchanged.

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So early as the reign of Edward I. the Portman a appear to have been persons of distinction in the county of Somerset; at that period

Thomas Portman flourished, and bore a coat armour, which he derived from his grandfather, the same ever afterwards borne by the family. His lineal descendant,

William Portman, settled at Taunton, in the time of Henry IV. and was a liberal benefactor to the priory there, where he waa buried. His son and heir,

William Portman, m. Christian, daughter and heir of William Orchard, of Orchard, and was t. by bis son,

John Portman, esq. who d. in 15*21, leaving a son and heir,

Sir William Portman, knt. an eminent lawyer temp. Hknry VIII. who became one of the judges of the Common Pleas, and afterwards lord chief justice of England. His lordship died in 1555, and was interred in St. Duns tan's church, London, where a monument was erected to his memory. He was t. by his son.

Sir Henry Portman, knt. of Orchard-Portman,

• Thu match, wc are informed by Roger North's life, *>s produced by that of her sister, with Mr. Soame, *fc«*« seat, at Thorlowe, waa about four miles from the WMuwee of the North family, at Catlage. For, on that t'tfit, the grave Countess of Downe, as the custom was, levied the new married couple to their habitation, and **k !*rae stay there, during which time the visits of joy '■ww in; and amongst the rest, the family from Catlage "tort* their appearance; and the countess and her daugh'"', in flae time, made their return, which happened to

* *heu Sir Francis North was there. His mother laid ***>'« npon the eldest unmarried daughter, and when Jwy were gone, turned about and said, " Upon my life -i> Udy wonld make a good wife for my sun Frank.*' la tort, at the next vi«it, by the consent of her son, she ■^H it to the counters, who consented that Sir Francis *wnmake bis advances Her fortune was then £14,006.

* marriaee took place, and there wen- great feastingi

and jollities in the neighbourhood. It was a cavalier country, and the Popes eminent sufferers for their loyally in the l.iU: wars; and his lordship having the like character, and being known to be an obliging, as well As a flourishing loyalist, there was scarce a family which did not shew all respect imaginable to the new married folks, by visits, invitations, and festival rejoicing. So that it was about three weeks before Sir Francis could clear

himself of these well intended importunities But after

he had enjoyed all possible happiness with hie wife for about three years, it was not a little curtailed by the bitterness poured Into his cup by her sickness, which began about 1674, and at last brought her to her grave, lie took a house for her at Hammersmith, for the advaniagc of better air, but at length the distemper proceeded from bad to worse; and he went down with her to Wroxton, where she died, 15th November, 1678.

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