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who in. Jane, daughter of Thomas Michel], esq. and dying in 1590, was a. by his son,

i. John Pom Man, esq- of Orchard Portznan, who was created a Baronet 23th November, 1612. Sir John m. Anne, daughter of Sir Henry Clifford, knt. and had issue,

Henry, heir to his father.

John, beir to his brother.

Hugh (Sir).

William, who s. as fourth baronet.

Joan, m. to George Speke, esq. of White lacking-
ton, and had an only daughter,
Philippa Spkkk, who m. Edward Berkeley,
esq. of Pylle, and left a son,

Edward Berkeley, esq. of Pylle, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of John Ryves, esq. and had, (with another son, who died ». p.) William Berkeley, of whom hereafter, as heir to the Portmans. Anm, m. to Sir Edward Seymour, of Bury Pomeroy Castle, in the county of Devon, and had issue: from her eldest son, Edward Seymour, the Dukes of Somerset derive; and to the fifth, Henry Seymour, we shall have to revert presently. Elizabeth, m. to John Bluet, esq. of Holcombe. Grace, d. unm. Sir John a*. 4th December, 1612, and was s. by his eldest son,

n. Sir Henry Portman, who m. Lady Anne Stanley, daughter of William, Earl of Derby, but died issueless in February, 1624, when he was s. by his brother,

in. Sift John Porthan, who d. unm. in 1032, and was s. by his only surviving brother,

iv. Sir William Porthan, who m. Anne, daughter and co-heir of John Colles, esq. of Barton, in the county of Somerset, by Elizabeth, daughter and sole heir of Humphrey Wyndham, esq. of Wiveliscombe. He if. in 1646, and was s. by his son,

v. Sir William Portman, F.R.S. who was made a knight of the Bath by King Charles II. He married first, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir John Cutler, bait.; secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Southcote, esq. of Buckland All Saints, in the county of Devon; and thirdly, Mary, daughter and heir of Sir John Holinan, knt. but had no issue. He died in 1603, when the Baronetcy Expired. Sir William devised Orchard Portman, with other estates to a large amount, to his cousin,

Henry Seymour, esq. who assumed in consequence the surname of Portman. He married first, Penelope, daughter of Sir William Haslewood, of Maidwcll; and secondly, Meliora, daughter of William Pitch, esq. of High Hall, Dorsetshire, but died without issue, when the property devolved, by further limitation, upon another cousin of the last baronet's,

William Berkeley, esq. who then assumed the surname of Portman only. He married Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Seymour, of Bury Ponieroy, and was s. at his decease by his elder son,

lll.Nin WlT.I.IAM-HlRKELBY PORTMAN, CSq. of

Orchard Portman, the great-grandfather of
Edward - Berkeley Pobyman, created
Lord Portman in 1837. (See Burke's
Pierage ami Baronetage.)

Arms -Or, a fleur-de-lis ;iz.

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This family, originally of the counties of Chafer and Lancaster, removed into Norfolk in the axtettrts century.

John Pot, son of Roger, and grandson of Sir Wil liam Pot, had a grant of arms in the year I&f. Hr was of Lincoln's Inn, and married Catherine, tUti^ter of Sir Philip Boteler, knt. of Wood 11 Hnu. whoss son and heir,

John Potts, esq. of Lincoln's Inn,**. Anne, i»?k ter and co-heir of John Dodge, esq. of Maaou..by whom (who survived him and died in IMS.-, tt left two sons, viz. John, his heir.

Charles, a bencher of the Middle Temple, exd * an advanced age, leaving by Anne, his sib. daughter of Nathaniel Wright, of London-Enchant, an only daughter, Anne, m. to Sir William Villers, kntsf B^ford Row, in the county of Middlesex. The elder son,

i. Sir John Potts, knt. of Manningtoa, is u« county of Norfolk, was created a Bakomxt ltts As gust, 1641. Sir John was elected to pirliimeot W his native county in 1640, and waa one of the stcl&del members who was restored, and nominated *tc * the number which brought in King C H * B Lis 11, is I"* "He was obliged," says an old writer, in the as* H the Court of Wards, "to marry a daughter ei -1 Goodsill, esq. a favourite at court, with s sautl fr*1 tune;" by her he had three daughters, one of *&*n Hi. James Scambler, esq. of Woollerton, in Norftu;1 Sir John m. secondly, Ursula, daughter of Sir Hfnr] Willoughby, knt. of Risley, in the county of Dertf and widow of — Spelman, esq. of Narboroajt. u Norfolk. By that lady he had (with a diocsttr, married to Beddingfeld of DitchinghamJ thr« *»* viz.

John, his heir.

Francis, who d. on his travels, and was bar*
at Naples, leaving a daughter and heir, V:r
m. to Sir William Villiera, hart.
Charles, deputy-governor of Windsor Csstk.iw

s.p. Inula, m. to Philip Bedingfcld,esq. of Pmchia* ham. He d. in 1673, and was s. by his son,

it. Sir John Potts, who m. first, Susan, daaratf of Sir John Heveningham, knt. of Heveniftfism, U Norfolk, and had issue, Rooer, his beir. Ursula,

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He wedded, secondly, Elisabeth, daughter c* $1! Samuel Browne, of Bedfordshire, one of the jsdpr> 'i the court of Common Pleas, but bad no other ebi dren. He was» j. by his son.

11. Sir Rocer Potts. This gentleman m. Mary, jghter and heir of William Davy, esq. of Great ingham, in Norfolk, by whom he left, with four ,er daughters, who d. unm.

Algernon,! , , .«,...

Ch Isles f fonrtl1 an<* n"n baronets.

Susan, m. to Matthew Long, esq. of Dunston, in Norfolk.

d. aged seventy, 14th October, 1711, and was s. bis son,

T. Sir Algernon Potts, who m. Frances, daughter i co-heir of — Calibut, of S ahum-Tony, and relict Thomas Crane, of Norwich, merchant, but d.s.p. h September, 1716, and was s. by his brother, '. Sir Charles Potts, merchant of London, who

first, Elizabeth, only sister of William Newman, [. of Baconsthorp, in Norfolk.; and secondly, iry, daughter of Thomas Smith, of London, meruit. He died, however, without issue, aged fifty, Hth January, 1731-2, when the Baronetcy bene Extinct. His widow survived until 1736, and er her death the manor of Manniugton was sold to i Hod. Horatio Walpole.

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'oax <p Howell, esq. of Ednor, in the county •Salop, n. Rose, sister of William Crowder, esq. of ligbton, in Radnorshire, and was father of bUsiuiTH Powell, esq. of Brampton-Ralf, in the wry of Somerset, who m. Alice, daughter of John So. of Culhampton, Devon, and left a son and ■»

i Nathaniel Powell, esq. of Ewhurst, in Sussex, •1 Houghton Monchensy, in Kent, who was created Bui^kt by King Charles II. 10th May, 1661. Sir Daniel m. Sarah, daughter of William Muddle, :■ of Ewhurst, and had issue,

Mtbamil, Mb heir, who received the honour of knighthood.

Mary, tn. to John Buck, esq.

Anne, m. to John Green, esq.

Catherine, m. to Thomas Gunston, esq.

Damans, m. to Charles Fowkes, esq. * baronet, who purchased the manor of King's"th. in Kent, from Sir John Baker, in the time of K*1** I. d. in March, 1674-5, and was s. by bis a,

11 Sir Nathaniel Powell, whom, first, Elizabeth, sjoterof Sir Robert Baruham, bart. of Boughtonw*hensy, and had, with a daughter, two sons, viz. BtiKHAif, his heir, who died in the lifetime of to father, leaving by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of James Cliche row, esq. of Bo* ton House, Middlesex, three sons, namely, Nathaniel, successor to his grandfather.

James, d. unm.

Christopher, heir to his elder brother. Nathaniel, who left no issue. He m. secondly, Frances, daughter of Sir Philip Stapleton, knt. of Wighill, in the county of York, and by that lady had three other sons. The two younger d. s, p.; the eldest,

Leonard, //*. Margaret, daughter of Sir Francis Lawley, bart. of Canall, in the county of Stafford, by whom (who surviving him,///, secondly. Sir Nathan Wright, bart. of Southall, Middlesex,) he left two sons and a daughter.

Sir Nathaniel died about the year 1707, and was .«. by his grandson,

Hi. Sir Nathaniel Powell, who d. unm. in 1708, and was s. by his only surviving brother,

iv. Sir Christopher Powell, M. P. for Kent in 1734, who m. in 1728, Miss Newington, but died without issue, 5th July, 1742, when the Baronetcy Expired. The trustees of his widow sold his estate at Boughton Monchensie to Mr. John Briscoe, of London, who alienated it, in 1771, to Willshire Enimett, esq. high sheriff of Kent in 1774.

Arms— First and fourth, gu. a lion rampant regardant or; second and third, arg. three boars' heads couped sa.

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Thomas Powell, esq. married, temp. Queen ElizaBeth, Alice, eldest daughter and co-heir of Ralph Worseley, esq. of Chester, grantee of the dissolved priory of Birkenhead, Cheshire, and thus acquired that estate. He was *. by his son,

Thomas Powell, esq. of Horsley, in Denbighshire, and of Birkenhead, Cheshire, who m. Dorothy, daughter of Morris Wynne, esq. of Gwydir, and was father of

i. Thomas Powell, esq. of Horsley and Birkenhead, who was created a Baronet in 1629. He m. Katherine, daughter of Sir John Egerton, of Egerton and O niton, in Cheshire, by Margaret, his wife, daughter of Sir Rowland Stanley, knt. of Hooton, and by her (who was born in 1584.) had one son and one daughter, viz.

John, who m. Margaret, daughter of Edward
Puleston, esq. of Allington, and dying v. p. De-
cember, 1.642, left with a daughter, Catherine,
wife of Rosseudale of Wrexham, a son,
Thomas, successor to his grandfather.

Frances, m. first, to Edward Norreys, esq. of
Speke, in Lancashire; and secondly, to John
Edwards, esq. of Hansty.

Sir Thomas was s. by his grandson,

Ii. Sir Thomas Powell, of Horsley and Birkenhead, b. in 1031, who married first, Mary, daughter of William Conway, esq. of Bodryddan, in Carnarvonshire, and had by her a son,

Thomas, of Horn ley, who m. twice, and had issue. He died v. p. before 1694. Sir Thomas m. secondly, Jane, daughter of Robert Ravenscroft, esq. of Bretton, in Flintshire, and by her had two daughters,

Elizabeth, m. to Thomas Eaton, esq.

Margaret. In 1604, Sir Thomas was living, but appears to have died not long after, when it is presumed that the Baronetcy became Extinct. The estate of Birkenhead was sold to John Cleveland, esq. Ml', for Liverpool in 1710, whose daughter and eventual heiress, Alice Cleiveland, m. first, Francis Price, esq. of Bryn-y-pys, in Flintshire; and secondly, Thomas Lloyd, esq. of Gwernhayled.

^rnti—Sa. an escutcheon between three roses arg.

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i. Edward Powell, esq. of Pengethly, in the county of Hereford, one of the masters of the requests, son and heir of Edmund Powell, esq. of Fulham, in Middlesex, and of Pengethly, was created a Baronet 18th January, 1621-2. He m. Mary, daughter of Sir Peter Vanlore, knt. but died without issue at his manor of Minister House, Middlesex, in 1C53, when the title became Extinct. He bequeathed his estates to his nephew,

1. William Hinson, of Pengethly, who assumed the surname and arms of Powell, and was created a Baronet 23rd January, 1660-1. He m. first, Mary, daughter and heir of John Pearle, esq. of Aconbury, in Herefordshire, and relict of Sir John Brydges, bart. of Wilton Castle; and secondly, Katherine, daughter of Dr. Richard Zouch, judge of the Admiralty, but died without male issue in 1680-1, when the second creation also became Extinct. Sir William left an only daughter and heir,

Mary, who m. Sir John Williams, bart. of Kltham, in Kent, and their youngest daughter and coheir,

Penelope Williams, marrying Thomas Symonds, esq. of Sugwass, in Herefordshire, conveyed Pengethly to her husband. Their great grandson is the present Thomas-powell Symonds, esq. of Pengethly, b. in December, 1788, who m. in 1816, Elizabeth, yonngest daughter of Abrahatn-Holden Turner, esq. of Hendon, and has two sons, Thomas-powrll, b. in 1817. William-Turville, 6. in 1818.

Arms— Ax. a chev. between three suns or, within a bordure erro.

POWELL, OF BROADWAY.

Created 10th Jan. 16*6.—Extinct 21*t Marco, ITti

lineage.

[. Thomas Powell, esq. of Broadway, in Caersm thenshire, was created a Baronet in 1898. He athe daughter and heir of Sir James Herbert, knt of Colebrook, in Monmouthshire, and dying Mtb Aajut, 1720, was s. by his son.

Ii. Sir Herbert Powell, at whose decease ess. 21st March, 1721, the title became Extinct.

PRATT, OF COLESHILL.

Created 28th July, 1641—ExTixcrin 167J4

Utneagr.

i. Henry Pratt, esq. alderman of London, pr chased in 1626 the manor and estate of Coleskill, L. the county of Berks, and was created a Buosn a 1641. He m. Mary, daughter of Thomas Adan*.wi of Wisbech, and dying 6th April, 1647, was fennel a the pariah church of Coleshill, where a aaoivw monument was erected to his memory. Hit Mo U4 successor,

Ii. Sir George Pratt, of Coleshill, ■. lineup daughter of Sir Humphrey Foster, of AldermssWi Berks, and had issue, Henry, his heir. Mary, in. to Thomas Pleydell.esq. of SbriTtsiw Sir George dying about 1673, was t. by bis Sob,

Hi. Sir Henry Pratt, of Coleshill, at who*-* cease in 1673-4, the title became Rxtikct. Tbeestiw passed to the family of P Ley Dell.

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This ancient family was seated at Prestna Rica* and Preston Patrick, in the count; of Westawreln from time immemorial; hut the first of the fsaffl upon record was,

Richard Dr Prrstok, who was possessed of «■> lordships temp. Henry 11. His successor.

Sir Richard us Prrstok, was witness » S* grants of lands in Lancashire by Sir Joba It Ftasu with Sir William de Fumess and othf n: be «" »' witness to a grant and confirmation of lands u> rr" ton, Holme, and Hutton, by William de Una* the thin! to Patric, grandson of Gospatrk-, "^ Hknkv III. His son and heir,

Richard Dk Prkston, was one of nV juror* « mjnisitioB pott mortem of William de Lindeaay 11 Edward I. He was mcoeeded by Sir Richard Dr Pbcston, who was one of the trail in a cause between the King and the Abbot nJ Convent of St. Mary's, York, concerning the Irowaon of the two churches at Appleby, A.D. 1201. Richard Di Preston,his son and heir, was witness, -D. 1333, to a release of lands, at Old Hutton, by rilWrt de Culwen to Thomas, son of Patric de Culwen. 5 iDoibella.bis wife, who survived him, he had issue, Sir Richard De Preston, who represented the *nrj of Westmoreland in parliament 17 Edward II. His ROD,

Sir Richard Db Preston, had likewise the honour f being knight of the shire for Westmoreland 27 BoArd III. bis father being then still living. In the ear 1388, he obtained a license to impark fire hunted acres of land. His successor, Sis John De Pbkston, of Preston Richard and •■-.■■; 1:1 Patrick, was M. P. for Westmoreland, 36, 3tt, sd46 Edward III. He had issue,

i. Richard.

Ii. Jobs.

Sir Richard De Preston, the elder son, leaving uujbters only at his decease, the manor of Preston riard passed from the Preston family through we ladies, whilst the Preston Patrick estate de>fced upon his brother,

&R John De Pbkston, who was one of the judges r the court of Common Pleas in the reigns of Henry f. and Henet V. and retired from the bench in 127, in consequence of his great age and infirmity. !«left issue,

■■ John, a priest, who had a grant in 2 Henry V. of the church of Sandal from the prior of St Pancras.

ii. Richard, the heir.

i , a daughter, married to Thomas de Ros, of

Kendal Castle, whence maternally descended Queen Katherinr Parr. Richard Preston, esq. of Preston Patrick and Under Levins Halls, in the rounty of Westmoreland, son and heir, m. Jacobina, daughter of John Middleton, esq. of Middleton Hall; and 30 Henry VI. he and his said wife obtained from the archdeacon of Richmond a license to have an oratory within the manors of Preston and Levins. His son,

Thomas Preston, esq. of Preston Patrick and Under Levins Halls, m. a daughter of — Redmayue, esq. of Twistleton, and had issue, i. John, his successor.

n. Lawrence, whose son, Henry, left one daughter and heiress, Ann, wife of William, first Lord Paget, K.G. i. Helen, who espoused Thomas Stanley, Lord Monteagle, K.H. John Preston, esq. of Preston Patrick and Under Levins Halls, son and heir, m. Margaret, daughter of Sir Richard Redmayne. of Harewood Castle, Yorkshire, and Over Levins Hall,* Westmoreland, and by her had issue,

Sir Thomas Prkston, of Preston Patrick and Under Levins Halls, in Westmoreland, and Purness Abbey and Holkar Park, Lancashire, who soon after the dissolution of the monasteries purchased from the trustees of the crown the site of the abbey of Furness, with other large estates, in value amounting to upwards of £3000 a year. He wedded Ann, daughter of William Tbornburgh, esq. of Hampsfield, in Lancashire, which lady was, through the families of Musgrave, Fitzwilliam, Plantagenet, and De Warren, fifteenth in descent from King William the Conqueror. By her he had issue, i. John, the heir, born 1311.

Ii. Christopher, from whom descended the PeesIons of Holker.i

'This romantic seat, ao much admired for the beauty it* park and gardens (which latter are preserved in t aid ityle), passed from the Redmaynes to the Belgian, aad from them to the Grahams, and then to t Saffolk family, and is now possessed in right of his "riare by the Hon. Colonel Falk-Greville Howard, ctacr to Lord Temple town.

* Christopher Preston, esq. of Holker Hall, m. •R. Margaret Sootbwortb, and had issue, i- John, bis heir. u. Thomas, who sn, the Lady Wandesworth, of Kirk

lington, but died s. o. i- Ann, am. to Charles La ton, esq. of Sexey, in Cleveland, but died s. p. : m. secondly, — Jephson, and had one daughter, ii. Elizabeth, m. first, to Thomas Tildesley, esq. of Morley, by whom she bad two sons, one of whom was the renowned Sir Thomas Tildesley, the celebrated loyalist, wbo lost his life at Wigan Lane. She m. secondly, Thomas Latham, esq. of Parbold; and thirdly, Thomas Westby, esq. of Monbreck, and had issue by each husband, triitopber Preston died 37th May, 1594, and was buried Canmel Church.

Jo** Preston, esq. of Holker, his son and heir, m. it*], daughter and heiress of William Benson, esq. of 8|illi which lady brought to her husband a moiety of i manor of Preston Richard, which had been carried t of the Preston family by heiresses, temp. Hsnhy IV.; ] her he had one son, George, his only child. Mr. 'Won died nth September, 1597, and was buried at wuiel. His widow m. secondly, Thomas Ffarington,

I of Werden, in the county of Lancaster. *orcb Preston, esq. of Holker, son and heir, was C*»t benefactor to the stately church of Cartrnel. He to made an appointment for the apprenticing the tons 1 poor people in Cartmel, and a foundation for fitting ■wral scholars for St. John's College, Oxford. He m. 3 1

first, Elisabeth, sister to Sir Ralph Ashton, of Great Lever, ban. by whom he had i. Thomas, his heir, ii. Christopher, who died s. p. i. Frances, who m. Robert Duckenfield, esq. of Duckenfield, in Cheshire, and had with other issue, Robert Duckenfield, esq. born 1019, the famous colonel in the service of the parliament, ancestor to the baronet family of Duckenfield. Mr. Preston m. secondly, Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Strickland, of Syzergb Castle, in Westmoreland, knight of the Bath, and bad further issoe, in. George, who died s. p.

ii. Ann, m. Sir George Middleton, of Leigh ton, knt. and bart. one of the most distinguished loyalists temp. Crarlxs I. He d. In 1673, and she, who was his second wife without issue, d. at Leighton Hall, 12th April, 1705. ill. Elizabeth, m. first, John Sayer, esq. of Yarm; secondly, Nathaniel West, esq. of Borwick Hall (grandson of Thomas Lord De la War); and thirdly, to George Ley bourne, esq. of Cuuswick Park. By her secoud husband she had A daughter, m. to Robert Plumptun, esq. of Yorkshire, iv. Frances, m. to Francis Biddulph, esq. of Biddulph. Mr. Preston d. in April, 1640, and was buried at Cartmel, and was succeeded by

Thomas Preston, esq. of Holker, his son and heir. He was deputy-lieutenant of Lancashire, and high sheriff in 1664. In early life he (with his kinsmen, the Pre stun a of the Manor and of Cockerham) taking up arms for the king greatly damaged bis estate; but after the Restoration he was one of those gentlemen in Lancashire whom Charles II. for their loyalty had selected for the order of the Royal Oak, had it been instituted, his estate being then valued at £2000 per anuum. Hi- m. Katharine 42*

ill. George, who died s. p.

I. Ann, m. to William Bannstre, esq. of Easing

ton, in Holland.

II. Ellen, m. first, Sir Jamps Leybourne, of Cuns

wick Park, in Westmoreland (by whom she had Elizabeth, wife, first, of Thomas, Lord Dacre, of Gillesland; secondly, of Thomas Howard, fonrth Duke of Norfolk, K.G.); and secondly, William Stanley, third Lord Monteagle (by whom she had Elizabeth, mother to William, Lord Morley and Monteagle, the discoverer of the Gunpowder plot), in. Jane, ». to William Lamplough, esq. of Do

venby Hall, in Cumberland, iv. Dorothy, m. William Travers, eBq. of Nateby

Hall, in Lancashire, v. Elizabeth, m. Robert Cancefield, esq. of Robert

Hall, in Lancashire, ri. Catharine, m. Sir Thomas Carus, one of the judges of the court of Queen's Bench, temp. Elizabeth (and was mother of Mary Carus, who married Henry Kighley, esq. and had issue, Ann, wife of William Cavendish, first Earl of Devonshire, whence the Duke of Devonshire, and also the Earl of Burlington, who possesses the vast estates of the Prestons of Holker, in Lancashire, which were devised to his great uncle. Lord George Cavendish, by Sir William Lowther, bart. of Holker, the maternal representative of that family). Sir Thomas died in 1523, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

John Preston, esq. of Preston Patrick and Under Levins Halls, and also of the manor and abbey of Furness, who making Furness his principal residence, his family were thenceforth termed " Prestons

danshtcr to Sir Gilbert Hoghton, bart. of Hoghton Tower, and by her had

i. George, who m. Mary Lowther, only sister to
John, Lord Viscoont Lonsdale, but be died v. p.
leaving
Elisabeth, his only child, who m. Sir V* ilfnd
Lawson, bart. of IseM.
ll. Thomas, who became heir.
I. Margaret, who m. Edward Ogle, esq. of Whiston,
in "the county of Lancaster (son of Cathbert
Ogle, esq. by Elizabeth Harrington, his wife,
and grandson of Henry Ogle. esq. by Elizabeth
Whitby, his wife). She died 5th October, 1675,
leaving issue,

1. Cuthbert Ogle, named in remainder to a
considerable portion of the Holker estate
(after Katharine Lady Lowther) by his
uncle, Thomas Preston. He was born in
1673, and was living in 1698.

1. Katharine, living in 1696.

2. Elizabeth Ogle.

Mr. Preston died at Holker, Olh Jannary, 1078, and was succeeded by ...

Thomas Preston, esq. of Holker, his only surviving son. He was born in 1646. When his kinsman. Sir Thomas Preston, bart. settled the manor of Forness upon the Jesuits, his indignation was so strongly excited, that he endeavoured by all means In his power to persuade the Prestons of Cockerham (who were Sir Thomas's hein male) to prosecute the suit against them; but ihcy being advised that even if the suit should terminate favourably, it would be forfeited to the crown, and being greatly impoverished by the exertions they had made only a few years before in the royal cause, and having little interest at court, abandoned all idea of it; whereupon he undertook it, and after some years and enormous expense, succeeded in proving that it was forfeited to the crown, upon which it was immediately seized: but Mr. Preston having considerable interest, and his services having been properly represented, be obtained

of the Manor." He was sheriff of Lancashur a 1569. He married* Margaret, daughter to Sir Tt* mas Curwen, of Workington, in Cumberland. Vr Agnes, daughter to Sir Walter Strickland, of Sy zergh Castle, and by her had issue, I. Thomas, his heir, ll. Nicholas, a lawyer, d. s. p. ill. Thomas, who having married Margaret,dasnV ter and heiress of Roger Fytche, of EIW a Cockerham, thenceforth became seated tterf They had issue,

1. William.

2. Nicholas.

3. John.

4. Roger.*

5. Thomas.

6. Christopher.

Mr. Preston died in December, 1JW, aid v> succeeded by his eldest son,

William Preston, of Cockerham, was*" in May, 1613, leaving issue by his w» who died in June, 1612, a son,

William Prejtoh, of Cockerhaia, vs
upon the breaking out of the cavil *«
taking up arms for K\*g Cbasle
thereby greatly incumbered bis ena
his name was indnded in the list of Isys
ista whose estates were declared » (
forfeited to the parliament rj u >
passed 19th November, 1652. He nan*
first, 24th July, 1618, Clement, 4»(W
of — Braide; and secondly, Kb Xj
1642, Elizabeth Denys, and was Mow*
by his only surviving son by au fi*
marriage,

William Preston, of Cockerbsn. an
January, 1632, died in April, 1*5. lam

from the crown a long lease of tbe whole emu *H most advantageous terms. He subsequently rfr*T*£J Lancaster in parliament. He m. first, .Mary, d"»53 of George Doddiog, esq. of Conishead Prion, t*' I her had no issue; and secondly, Elizabeth. diertm Sir Roger Bradshaigb, bart. of Haigh (> lady of isco parable prudence) by whom he had

Katharine Preston, sole heiress, who m. Sir WDu

Lowther, bart. of Mareke, and convtytd t« «

all the large property in Lancashire of the Prw!

family.

Mr. Preston d. in London, 31st January. UK, •»'

buried at Cartmel. His lady surviving him, diri

February, 1732, and was likewise buried there, ■

there are numerous splendid monuments of the fazi

• He had a second wife, Dorothy, daughter of — L ton, esq. of Daleraaine, in Cumberland, sad r«« Richard Redmayne, esq. of Over Levins, W«m and Harewood Castle, Yorkshire, but had so >*x her.

» This Roger Preston seated himself at Va-Chtrrj. Devonshire. He m. Alice, daughter of Willian Tx of Membury, In that county, and had i«oe,

I. Roger. D

ll. Henry, of Up-Ottery, living in l«J». w

Miss Martin, and bad (with two dnjtt

three sons,

1. Christopher, born about 1598.

2. Henry.

3. William.

There is no forther mention of Ibis branch mad* it Visitations; but even if it does not now exist- J ■ have continued in the male line nearly a cratan » this period, as the late Robert Preston, e-s- d*"" remembered having been told by hn J»I'*TI~ father and mother (Richard Preston and Mary Hssui

had shortly after their marriage been on a sl»

relations, the Preston»of Devonshire.

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