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Penelope, m. to Thomas Stone, esq. of His
den, in Hertfordshire. Mary, m. to Miles Sandys, esq. of Missenden, Buck*. He m. secondly, Anne, daughter and co-heir of Ambrose Coppinger, D.D. relict of Isaac Crane, esq. of Lavenham,in Suffolk, but by that lady (who wedded secondly, Sir Thomas Reeve, bart. of 'Hiwiiit, in the lame county) had no issue. He died before his father, ti. William (Sir), of Hanghley, in Suffolk, knt. m. Catherine, daughter and co-heir of William Wilson, of London, merchant, by whom he bad John, O. in lti5(". Thomas. Catherine. Bridget. Anne. 111. Thomas, m. Anne-Cecil, daughter of Sir Edward
Chester, knt. of Cockenhatch, Herts. iv. John, as. Margaret, daughter of Oiias Churchman, of London. ». Matthew, d. young.
Ti. Barnham, m- Anne Newport, of London,
Richard, m. Mary, daughter of Benjamin
Catherine, m, to Isaac Stackhouse, of Lon-
Tiii. Edmund, m. Mary, daughter of Simon Myddle-
i- Sir William Suave, knt. of Little Thurlow, in ike county of Suffolk, who was sheriff of Suffolk in
■' time of Charles II. and advanced to a Baronetcy >y that monarch, 5th February, 1684-5, with remainder,
■ fault of male heirs of bis own body, to Peter Soame, ^q. of Heydon, in Essex, eldest son and heir of Sir Strphen Soame, knt. and the heirs male of his body. Sir William m. first, Lady Beata Pope, daughter of TWnu, Earl of Down, in Ireland, and secondly, Vary, daughter of Sir Gabriel Howe, of Gloucester■ture, but died without issue at Malta, in his embassy to Turkey. Sir William bequeathed Little Thurlow to hu ancle, Bartholomew, and was succeeded under l!« especial limitation in the patent, by his kinsman,
n. Sis Peter Soame, of Heydon, in Essex. This EmUeman preferred a claim at the coronation of James II- to hold the bason and ewer for a moiety of the tnanor of Heydon, and the towel for the other moiety, <nd that he might be admitted in person, or by a proP" deputy, to perform the office, and to have all the profit* belonging to that service. He m. Susanna, T"ungest daughter of Ralph Freman, esq. of Aspeden Hill, in Hertfordshire, and had issue,
Peter, his successor.
Freman, m. the daughter of Mr. Gray, a Spanish merchant.
Susan, m. to Sir Cane James, bart. of Creshall, in
Essex, who d. 23rd December, 1680. Elisabeth. He d. about the year 1607, and was s. by his elder son, in. Sir Peter Soame, who m. Joane, daughter and heir of George Chute, esq. of Stock well, in Surrey,* and had issue,
Peter, his heir. Susan. Anne. Jane. Sir Peter rf. of the small-pox in 1700, and was *. by his son,
iv. Sir Peter Soame, one of the gentlemen of his majesty's privy chamber. He m. Miss Philipps, daughter of Governor Philipps, of Stanwell, in Middlesex, by whom he had a son, Peter, who d. 20th April, 1757. Sir Peter d. 7th September, 1708, when the Baronetcy became Extinct. He bequeathed his estate to
Sir Bdckworth Bcckworth-herne, bart. who assumed, in accordance with his testamentary injunction, the additional surname and arms of Soami, by sign manual, 12th December, 1806. (Refer to Burke's Peerage and Baronetage.)
Arms— Gules, a chevron between three mallets, or.
• By Joan, his wife, daughter of Sir Waller St. John, of Battersea.
i. Hugh Speke, esq. of Hasilbury, in Wiltshire (a descendant of the ancient family of Speke of Somersetshire, now represented by William Speke, esq. of Jordans, see Burke's Commoners, vol. iv.), was created a Baronet 12th June, 1600. He m. Anne, daughter and heir of John Mayne, esq. of Staplehurst, and relict of Mr. Croke, from whom she had been divorced. By her he left at his decease, 15th July, 1661, a son and successor,
Ii. Sis George Speke, of Hasilbury, who wedded Rachel, daughter of Sir William Wyndham, of Orchard Wyndham, in Somersetshire, but died without issue Uth January, 1682, when the Baronetcy became ExTinct.
Arms—Arg. two bars az.overall an eagle displayed with two necks gu. armed or.
This was a branch issuing from the stock of the noble houses of Marlborough and Spencer.
From an illustrious line of progenitors arose,
William Spbncer, esq. of Redburn, in the county of Warwick, anno, 1 Henry VII. (an estate forfeited to the crown, by the attainder of William Catesby, esq.) who married Elizabeth, sister of Sir Richard Empson, knt. and had, with a daughter Jane, two sons, John and Thomas. The elder.
Sir John Spencer, knt. denominated of Snitterfield, in Warwickshire, which estate he acquired with his wife, Isabel, daughter and co-heir of Walter Graunt, esq. purchased in the 22nd of Henry VII. the great lordship of Wormleighton, in the same county, and soon after began the structure of a fair manor house there, in which, when inquisitions were taken concerning wastes and inclosures of lands, in the 0th and 10th of Henry VIII. he was certified to have his residence, with sixty persons of his family; being a good benefactor to the church. He was knighted by King Henry VIII. and by his last will and testament, it appears that he was possessed of a very great estate, was a noble housekeeper, had a great reverence for
the clergy, was very liberal to his poor neighbours. a« also bountiful to his tenants and servants. He d. 14U April, 1522, and was s. by his son,
Sir William Spencer, who received the howwr^ knighthood from Henry VIII. at York Plac*-, a•■-. called Whitehall.) in 1320, the parliament then sittiLc in two years after, he was sheriff of Northawptrc shire, aud died during bis shrievalty. Sir Willi*'! married Susan, daughter of Sir Richard K ■.! knt. of Fawsley, in the county of Northampton, tui had issue,
John (Sir), his heir.
Isabel, m. to Sir John Cotton, knt. of LandwaJ-,
ton, Bucks, and d. $. y. Maria, m. to Thomas Boles, esq. of Walingttai. ;a
Sir William d. 22nd June, 1532, and was t. by bis sss. Sir John Spencer, knt. sheriff of Northamptcashire in the 5th of Edward VI. and was knigbt of th-* same shire in parliament, in the 4th and 5th of WilLiam and Mary. He was again sheriff in the I3tn •-•i Elizabeth, and in two years after, was appointed ri writ, (with other justices of the county, " of prus* quality,") a commissioner to enquire after such per sons as transgressed the law made in the 1st of Eliia Bkth, entitled, " an Act for the uniformity of &v Common Prayer, and Service in the Church, and Administration of the Sacraments." Sir John was * great economist, yet kept a plentiful establishment, *e' enjoins by his last will and testament, hospitality t> kept in his houses at Althorp and Wormleighton. by L iheir after his decease,as be had done. He was feni & a country life, an encourager of industry, and a snetical husbandman. At his decease he bad nnmrr-;flocks of sheep and other cattle in the ground* S.-.J parks of A1 thorp and Wormleighton. He ns-ir Catherine, daughter of Sir Thomas Kitson, knt ■=' Hengrave, in Suffolk, and left great estates to has fcw sons, who were heads of so many families. TV** sons and their sisters were,
John (Sir), from whom the Dukes of Marlboro-** and Earls of Spencer.
Thomas, who built a tine house at ClawrsWa. is
Alice, m. to Sir Thomas Lucy, knt. of (
He d. in 15S0, and having thus Do male i
settled the manor of Claverdon and other Ui.J
upon his great-nephew, Sir William Speact*
bart. of Yarn ton. William (Sir), of whom presently. Richard (Sir), of Offley, in the county of H*r
ford, from whom the Spencers of that i
Horseheath, in the county of Cambridge, *a
secondly to Edward Eldrington, esq-
Monteagle, (his lordship's second wife.} »etxc J to Henry, Lord Compton, and thirdly to Robert Sackville, son and heir of Thomas, Lord Buckhurst. Alice, m. first to Fernando, Earl of Derby, and secondly to the Lord Keeper, Sir Thomas Egerton. Thomas Spring, (son of Thomas and Agnes Spring, Lavenham, deceased 19 Henry VI. 1140,) who, as e inscription on his monument states, built the vesy of that church, where he He* interred. He rf. 7th ptember, I486, and left by Margaret, his wife, two Ds and a daughter, viz.
ir John Spencer d. 8th November, 1580, and was s. y bis eldest son. IIin third son,
Sir William Spencer, who possessed a fine estate t Yarnton, in the county of Oxford, received the boom* of knighthood from Queen Elizabeth, in 150*2, nd marrying Margaret, daughter of Francis Bowyer, ■q. of the county of Middlesex, had issue, Thomas, his heir. George. Elizabeth, m. to SirThomas Russell, knt. of Strens
ham. Catherine, m. to Sir Henry Montagu, ancestor of
the Dukes of Manchester. Mary, m. to Sir Maximilian Daly sou, knt. of
Huling, in Kent. Alice, m. to Sir Thomas Colvile, knt. of Newton,
io Cambridgeshire. Margaret, m. to Sir John Woodward, knt. of Evesham.
If a. I8th December, 1600, and lies buried with his :uly under a curious altar-monument, raised against iir north wall, near the east window of the south liancel of the church of Yarnton, in Oxfordshire: it » composed of different sorts of marble, and adorned i'ith arms of war, battle-axes, swords, carbines, standing, sheafs of arrows, &c. On the tomb, under an Lrcfc,lies the figure of a knight on his back, completely iraed, (excepting his head-piece,; and his lady on the eft in the habit of the times. His head rests on a biffin's head, (his crest,) hers on a pillow, with their lands in a devout posture. The arch is supported by our pillars of the Corinthian order, and at the top, wtween two pyramids, is a shield of the quartering* >< arms belonging to the family, vis. seven coats. On tie side of the tomb is a tablet, aud two men kneeling m cushions on the right side thereof, as also four f'TOien on the left. Another tablet under the arch, "thibita the inscription in gilt letters. Sir William *« >. by bis son, i. Sirthomas Spencrr, knt. of Yarnton, who was reated a Baronet by King James I. 20th June, loll, ind afterwards knighted at Whitehall by the same nonarch. He married Margaret, daughter of Richard tirttinthwait, esq. serjeant-at-law, by whom (who wedled, secondly, Richard Butler, Viscount Montgarret,) ie had issue,
William, his successor.
Thomas, I .
Richard, m. to Mrs. Anne Wagstaffe, and had two
Mary, m. to — Richards, esq.
Margaret. Catherine. Sir Thomas, who was famous in his time for his great hospitality, rebuilt the tower at the west end of Yarnton Church, as also a noble mansion house near the old one. He d. 16th August, 1622, and was s. by his eldest son,
H. Sir William Sprncrr, who, as his father had been, was knighted after he had become a baronet, by King Charles I. at Oxford, 27th August, 1620. He succeeded to the estate of his great-uncle, Thomas Spencer, esq. of Claverdon, in the county of Warwick, and thereby possessed a very great inheritance. Sir William married Constance, eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Lucy, knt. of Charlecote, and by that lady (who m. secondly, Sir Edward Smith, knt.) had Thomas, his successor. Constance, m. to Sir Edward Smith, bart. of Ed
monthorpe. Alice, m. to Francis Keyt, esq.of Mickleton,in the county of Gloucester. He was s. at his decease by his son,
in. Sirthomas Spencer, who married Jane,daughter of Sir John Gerrard, bart. of Lamer, Herts, and had nine children, of whom survived to maturity, William, who predeceased his father, dying at the
age of twenty-six, unm. Jane, m. to Robert Spencer, Viscount Teiviot, in
Scotland. Constance, m. to George Marwood, esq. only son of Sir Henry Marwood, bart. of Little Busby, in Yorkshire. Elizabeth, m. first to Sir Samuel Gerard, knt. of Braflerton, in the county of York, and secondly to Francis Basset, esq. of Tehidy, Cornwall. Catherine, m. first to John Dormer, esq. of Ascot, in Oxfordshire, and secondly to Lieut.-Gen. the Hon. Harry Mordaunt, brother of Charles, third Earl of Peterborough. Sir Thomas died 6th March, 1684-5, and was buried with his ancestors at Yarnton, under a noble and curious monument of white mable, erected to his memory, against the north wall of the south chancel. It represents the statues of seven persons, in full proportion and dresses of the time. His own figure stands on a pedestal, with his lady's on his right hand ; the figure of his son is placed on his left. On her right hand sits a daughter lamenting, and under her another daughter. On the son's left band is also a daughter, and under her another, all weeping. Under Sir Thomas Spencer is a tablet bearing the inscription. On the right side of the tablet, under the statue of the first daughter, is another, kneeling, her hand reposed on a skull; and beneath her is another, praying, laying her hand on an hour glass; lower there is another daughter. Over all is a shield of the arms and quartering* of the family. Sir Thomas leaving no more issue, his daughters became his co heirs, and the Baronetcy devolved upon his cousin, (refer to Richard, fourth son of the first baronet,)
iv. Sir Thomas Spencer, of Eardington, in the county of Salop, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Ancor Palmer, esq. of Bricklehampton, in Worcestershire, and by that lady had seven sons and six daughters, of whom all died unm. except Henry, his successor. William, heir to bis brother. Ursula, m. to Mr. Hugh Philips, of London. He d. about the year 1722, and was s. by his eldest surviving son,
v. Sir Hrnry Spencer, who d. s. p. at Stratfordupon-Avon, in 1726, and was s. by his youngest brother,
vi. Sir William Spencer, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Dee, gent, of Bridgenorth, but died without male issue, when the Baronetcy passed to his cousin, (refer to Richard, fourth son of the first baronet,)
Tii. Sir Charles Spencer, who was a minor in 1741, at whose decease the title became Extinct.
Arms— Quarterly, argent and Rules, in the second and third quarter, a fret or; over all, a bend sable, three escallops argent.
SPENCER, OF OFFLEY.
Created 4th March, 1636.—Extinct Sept. 1633.
Sir Richard Spencer, km. fourth son of Sir John Spencera knt. of Althorpe, by Katharine, his wife, daughter of Sir Thomas Kitson, knt. inherited from his father the manors of Oflicy and Cockernhoo, Herts. He married Helen, fourth daughter and co-heir of Sir John Brocket, knt. of Brocket Hall, and had issue, John, his heir. Brocket, created a baronet in 1642. (See next
article.) Elizabeth, m. to Sir William Colepeper, bart. of
Aylesford. Anne, in. to Sir John Boteler, K.B. Alice, m. to Sir John Jennings, K.B. Sir Richard died in November, 1624, and was s. by his eldest son,
i. John Spencer, Esq. of Oflley, who was created a Baronet in 1626. He married Mary, daughter of Sir Henry Anderson, bart. of Penley, and had an only daughter,
Alice, Vi. to Sir James Atham, of Mark Hall, Essex, and had an only daughter and heir, Mary Altham, who 01. Sir John Tufton, but d, s. p. Sir John d. in September, 1633, when the Baronetcy became Extinct.
Arms— As Spencer, Op Yarnton.
SPENCER, OF OFFLEY.
Created 26th Sept. 1642.—Extinct 16th Nov. 1712.
1. Brocket Spencer, esq. only brother and heir male of Sir John Spencer, bart. inherited Offley at that gentleman's decease, and was created a Baronet in 1642. He married Susanna, daughter of Sir Nicholas Carew, of Beddington, in Surrey, and had by her, who (/. Oth May, 1602, with other issue, Richard, his heir. John, successor to his nephew. Elisabeth, m. 2nd November, 1677, to Sir Humphrey Gore, knt. of Gilston, by whom she had an only daughter and heir, Elizabeth Gore, m. in 1714, to Sir Henry Penrice, knt. LL.D. judge of the Admiralty Court, and had issue, Spencer Penrice, d. unm. Anna-maria Penrice, «?• in 1731, to Sir Thomas Salusbury, knt. LL.D. and d. s. p. 7th March, 1750. Susanna, m. to Abraham Nelson, esq. Anne, m. to Roger Meredith, esq.
I. Richard Sprignell, sq. f Coppenthors,i"dw county of York, who was created a Bards It is Wu, m. Anne, daughter of Mr. Gideon Delaune, of L*»*". apothecary, and died about the year 1659, IwriK » son and successor,
II. Sir Robert S Prion Ell, of Coppeutncrp. •to" Anne, daughter of Sir Michael Livesey, bart of E*1 Church, Kent, but dying without issue in la». «* > by his brother,
III. Sir William Sprionell, of CoppentbafT. »* whose decease unmarried in August, 1691, the Bti*Etcy became Extinct.
Arms—Gu. two bars gemelles or, in chief 1 Ii» passant guardant of the second.
Thomas, his heir.
James, slain in a fight between Lavenham, and Brent-Elly, in 1493.
Cecilia, m. to Robert Sexton, gent of Lavenham. ■ was J. by hiit elder son,
Thomas Spring, of Lavenham, who m. first, Alice, lugtater of Thomas Appleton, esq. of Waldingneld, id by her had
John (Sir), his heir.
Robert, m. Anne, daughter of Thomas Eden, esq. of Lavenham, which lady surviving him, m. secondly. Sir Philip Paris, knt.
Aune, m. to Sir Thomas Jermyn, knt. of Rushbrooke, in Suffolk.
Rose, M. to — Gibbon, esq. of Lynn Regis, in Norfolk.
e «. secondly, Anne, daughter of — King, esq. of infant. Mr. Spring, who was an opulent clothier,
in 1510, and was s. by his elder son, Sir John Spring, who received the honor of knightyoi from King Henry VII. He m. Dorothy,daughr of Sir William Waldegrave, knt. of Smallbridge,
Suffolk, and had, with two daughters, Frances, m.
Edraund Wright, esq. of Little Buckenham, in NorIk, and Bridget, m. first to Thomas Fleetwood, esq. id secondly to Sir Robert Wingfield, knt. of Letheiigbam, a son and successor, at his decease 1 EdAid VI.
Sir William Spring, of Pakenham, who received * honor of knighthood from Queen Elizabeth. He . first, Anne, fourth daughter of Sir Thomas Kitson, ut. of Hengrave, and secondly, Susan, daughter of r Ambrose Jermyn, knt. of Rushbrooke. He it. in « year 1599, leaving one son and three daughters, a. John, his heir.
Margaret, d. unm.
Anne, m. to Thomas Hynson, esq.
Dorothy, m. to Edmond Jermyn, esq.
i» son and successor,
John Spring, esq. of Pakenham, m. Mary, daughter of
ir John Trelawny, knt. of Trelawny, in Cornwall,
(whom (who m. secondly, Sir Robert Gardiner, knt.)
- left at his decease in 1001, an only son.
Sis William Spring, who was knighted by King
Iwes I. He m. the daughter of Sir William Smith,
'Mounthall, alias High Hall, in Essex, and had issue,
William, bis heir.
Anne, m. to Sir Thomas Gaudy, knt. of GaudyHall, Norfolk.
Bridget, m. to John Hobart, esq. of Langley, in the same county.
Frances, d. young.
Elizabeth, m. to John Sidlcy, esq. of Morley, also in Norfolk.
Dorothy, m. to Thomas Drake, gent, of London.
[■ was s. by his son,
i- Sir William Spring, of Pakenham, who was sighted by King Charles I. and afterwards created
BAbo*It by the same monarch, 11th August, 1641. 1: m. Elizabeth, daughterof Sir Hammond L'Estrange, M. and had issue,
William, his successor,
Thomas, d. unm.
John, (/. young.
Elizabeth, d. unm.
Catherine, m. first to Capt. Laurence, and secondly to John Palgrave, esq. of Norfolk.
Dorothy, m. to Sir Christopher Calthorpe, K. B. of East Barsham, in Norfolk. He rf. about the year 1055, and was $, by his son,
Ii. Sir William Spring, who m. first, Mary, daughter of Sir Dudley North, K.B. but had no issue by that lady. He m. secondly Sarah, daughter of Sir Robert Cordell, bart. of Melford Hall, in Suffolk, aud had
Thomas, his successor.
John, who succeeded as fifth Baronet.
Sarah, m. to John Macky, esq.
Sir William d. circa 1084, and was s. by his elder son,
in. Sir Thomas Spring, who m. Merilina, fifth daughter and co-heir of Thomas, Lord Jermyn, by whom (who m. secondly, Sir William Gage,) he bad surviving issue,
William, his heir.
Merilina, m. to Thomas Disciplence, esq. of Bury
Mariana, m. to John Benjaficld, esq. and
Casburn, and had issue.
iv. Sir William Spring, who d. unm. in March, 1730-7, and was s. by his uncle,
v. Sir John Spring, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Nightingale, and had issue,
John, m. to Miss Cordell, and*/, before his father
James, I rf before tbeir fftthcr Sarah, I Mary, J He d. 17th August, 1709, aged seventy, when the BaRonetcy Expired.