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erton, of the fourth dragoon guards, by Mis* Dowdal, of Carrickfergus, in Ireland,) 6. the 22nd June 1727, received the honour of knighthood in 1773, upon the occasion of steering his late majesty's harge at a naral review off Portsmouth. Sir Richard had previously distinguished himself as a naval officer, and continued to acquire so much renown in his gallant profession, that he was created a Baronet, loth May, 1778. He was, subsequently, a participator in the achievements of Sir Edward Hughes in the Indian Seas, and attained the rank of rear-admiral of the Hue. He m. in 1758, Maria-Anne, daughter of Thomas nf Wrexham, and heiress of her brother Lieut.-Gen. \ ere Warner Huasey, of Wood Walton, and dying in 1792, left (with two daughters, Jane, who d. unm : in 1827, and M iim, now of Up Wood J a son,

li. Sir Richard Bickerton, of Upwood, in the county of Huntingdon, K.C.B, K.C. and F.R.S. admiral of the white, lieutenant-general of marines. and a director of Greenwich Hospital; b. 11th October, 1759; m. 25th September, 1788, Anne, daughter of James Athill, esq. of the Island of Antigua, but had no issue. He assumed, by royal license, in 1823, his maternal surname and arms of" Hltssey." Sir Richard Hussey -Bickerton dying 5. p. in 1832, the Baronetcy Expired, while the estate of Upwood (a property which formerly belonged to Henry Cromwell, uncle of the Protector) devolved on his only surviving sister, Miss Bickerton, and that of Wood Walton passed to Lis cousin, (the second son of his aunt Arabella Warner and her husband Robert Moubray, esq. of Cockairny) rear-admiral Richard Hussey Moubray, the present Sir Richard Hl-ssey Hussky, K.C.B. of Wood Walton. (See Burke's Commoners, vol.ii. p. 358.)

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This family was anciently seated at Bickleigh, upon tbe nver Ex, iu Devonshire ; the elder branch renored into Sussex, and settled at Chidham, in that eooaty,

Fia^cis Bicxley, of Lolworth, in Cambridgeshire, married Amy Mayor, a Huntingdonshire lady, and bid issue,

I. John, in holy orders, bachelor of divinity, and parson of Sandy, in the county of Bedford, <t. $. p.

ii. Robert, of C ax ton, in the county of Cambridge,

A. *. p. in. Francis, of whom presently. It. Richard, of Hallaton, in the county of Warwick, m. Sarah, daughter and co-heir of John Rugeley, esq. second brother of Ralph Rugeley, esq. of Dunton Hall, in the county of Warwick.

i. Elizabeth, m. (his second wife) to Sir Rowland Rugeley, knt.


The third son,

i. Francis Bickley, esq. of Dalston, in the county

of Middlesex, having amassed a fortune, as a draper,

in the city of London, purchased Attlkburgh Hall,

in Norfolk, from John Ratclifle, esq. about the year

1657. This gentleman was created a Baronet by King

Charles II. 3rd September, 1661. He m. Mary,

daughter of Richard Parsons, esq. of London, and

had issue,

i. Francis, his heir.

n. Thomas, 1 .

. . > d. unm.

in. John, J

i. Anne, w». to Mr. Richard Edisbury, of London,

draper. Ii. Mary, m. to William Hoo, esq. of the Hoo, and had Thomas Hoo, of the Hoo, in the county of Hertford, d. s. p. when his sister became his heir. Susannah Hoo, who married Sir Jonathan Keate, bart. and carried the inheritance of Hoo to her husband. Doctor Kidder, afterwards Bishop of Bath and Wells, gives this lady a high character, for her great piety, humility, wisdom, discretion, &c. in a sermon he preached at her funeral, 19th June, 1673, at Kimpton, in Hertfordshire^ and adds at the end of it, " Her extraction was honourable, in a direct line from the Lord of Hastings and Hoo, of whose family she was the heir general, and the sole inheretrix of those ancient possessions that remained to the barony; the Lord, her ancestor, being a person of that renown, that in the fatal quarrels between the houses of York and Lancaster, and when those quarrels were at the height, he was pitched upon to treat and mediate between the parties." III. Elizabeth, m. to Mr. Cotton, of London. iv. Amy, d. unm. Sir Francis died at the advanced age of ninety, 11th August, 1670, and was interred in a vault of his own erecting, in Mortimer's chapel, in Attleburgh church. He was s. by his eldest son,

Ii. Sir Francis Bickley,of Attleburgh Hall, in the county of Norfolk, who m. Mary, daughter of Mr. Alderman Mawe, of the city of Norwich, and had five sons and four daughters, viz. i. Francis, his successor. ii. Thomas, a mercer, in London, d. unm. Hi. John, of Magdalen College, Cambridge, d. unm. iv. Nathaniel, a lieutenant in the Duke of Norfolk's regiment, died unm. in Ireland, v. Charles, a lieutenant in the same regiment, who after the fatigues of the Irish war, came to visit his relations in England, and was barbarously murdered by one Hickford, at New Buckenham, in Norfolk. He died unm. i. Elizabeth, m. to Mr. Ware, of London, n. Amy, m. to the Rev. Thomas Church, rector of

Hetherset, near Norwich, in. Mary, m. to her cousin, the Rev. Richard Bick

ley, rector of Attleburgh. iv. Jane, ///. to Mr. Barnet, an apothecary, in London. Sir Francis d. in 1681, and was *. by his eldest son,

Hi. Sir Francis Bickley, of Attleburgh. This gentleman wedded first, Deborah, daughter of Sir Cornelius Vermuyden, knt. and had a son and daughter, viz. Francis, his heir. Anne, d. unm.

Lady Bickley rf. 6th March, 1669, and was buried at Attleburgh. Sir Francis wedded secondly, Mary, daughter of Sir Humphrey Winch,bart. of Braunston, in the county of Lincoln, and by that lady, had

John, captain in the army.

Humphrey, in holy orders, rector of Attleburgh.

Joseph, m. in Virginia, and had issue.


He m. thirdly, Mrs. Poynter, but had no other issue. He rf. 10S7, and was x. by his eldest son,

iv. Sir Francis Bickley, of Attleburgh, who m. Alathea, elder daughter and co-heir of Jacob Garrard, esq. son and heir of Sir Thomas Garrard, bart. of Longford Hall, in Norfolk, and by her, who rf. in February, 1730-40, had issue,

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Thomas Bigg, son of John Bigg, of Sherborn and Radford, in Gloucestershire, was of Lenchwick, in the trounty of Worcester. He died 25th June, 1581, aged ueventy-four, leaving by Magdalen, his wife, sister of Sir Philip Hoby, a son and successor,

Sir Thomas Bigg, of Lenchwick, who received the honor of knighthood 23rd J uly, 1603. This gentleman erected the mansion at Lenchwick. He wedded Ursula, fourth daughter of Clement Throckmorton, esq. of Haseley, in Warwickshire, and had issue,

i. Thomas, his heir, it. Edward, in. Clement, iv. Samuel. i. Catherine, m. to Michael Fox, esq. of Chacombe, in Northamptonshire, whose representative is the present Fiennes Wykeham Martin, esq. of Chacombe. Ii. Ann, m. to John Wright, esq. of East Mayn,

Hants, in. Elizabeth, m. to Thomas of Lippyate, Gloucestershire.

Sir Thomas died 4th May, 1613, and was s. by his son,

I. Sir Thomas Bigg, of Lenchwick, who was created

a Baronet 20th May, 1020; but dying 11th June in

the next year, the title became Extinct. His widow,

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Sir Robert Binulossr, who died about the year 1020, was the first of the Bindlosse family who sefJrJ at Borwick Hall, in the county of Lancaster. H> s. first, Alice, daughter and co-heir of Lancelot Doctwray, esq. of Dockwray Hall, in Kendal, and had b> her two daughters, Anne, the wife of Henry Denton; and Alice, of Henry Bank, esq. of Bank Newton, in Yorkshire. Sir Robert Hi. secondly, Mary, daughter of Edmund Eltoft, esq. of Thornhill, and had by her one son and three daughters, namely, Francis, his heir. Dorothy, m. to Charles Middleton, esq. of Beliey.

in Northumberland. Mary, m. to Robert Holt, esq. of Castleton, iu Lancashire . Jane, m. to Sir William Carnaby, of Botball, in Northumberland. The only son and heir,

Sir Francis Bindlosse, knt. baptized 9th April. 1603, m. first, a daughter of Thomas Chamoke, esq. e( Charnoke, by whom he had a daughter, Mary, »- to — Dene, esq. of Mansfield; and secondly, Cecilu. daughter of Thomas West, Lord Delaware, by whom (who m. secondly, Sir John Byron, knt.) he had Robert, his heir.

Delaware, who rf. unmarried before 1064.
Francis, of Brock Hall, in Lancashire, rf. f. f.
Dorothy, m. to Sir Charles Wheler, bart. lieu-
tenant-colonel of the Guards to Charles II.

The son and successor,

i. Sir Robert Bindlosse, of Borwick Hall, in the county of Lancaster, was created a Baronet Itftli June, 1641. He m. Rebecca, daughter and co-heir of Sir Hugh Perry, knt. alderman of London, and had an only daughter and heiress,

Cecilia, m. to William Standish, esq. of Standish, in Lancashire, and is now represented by Charles Strickland Standish, esq. of Standish.

Sir Robert died in November, I0S8, when the Ba*o Netcy became Extinct, but the estates descended t» his daughter, Mrs. Standish.

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This family wad seated at a remote period and for a long time at Wylam, in Northumberland.

NicKULisBiJicKiiT.ofWoodcroft, (lineally descended from Sir John BlacLctt, knt. of WooJcroft, one of the heroes of Agincourt) m. Alison, dau. and co-heir of Sir Rowland Tempest, of Holmside, in the county of Durham.* His great-grandson,

William Black rr, of Hoppyland, in Durham, who wedded Isabel, daughter of Crook, of Woolsingham, and had

i. Christopher, of Hoppyland, an officer in the army of Charles I. ancestor of the present bead of the family, Christopher Blackbtt, esq. of Wylam, in Northumberland. (See Burke's Commoners, vol. i. p. 247.) ii. Edward, whose line is extinct. in. William, of whom we have to treat. IV third son,

William Bi.ack.ctt, esq. M.P. for Newcastle upon

Trnc, who amassed a considerable fortune by the

prodaet of bis mines and collieries, and was created a

BiRosiT by King Charles II. 12 December, 1073.

Sir William m. first, Elizabeth, daughter of Michael

kirkley, of Newcastle, merchant, and had issue,

i. Edward, his successor, from whom the extant

baronets now represented by Sik William

Blickett descend

Ii. Michael, who m. Dorothy, daughter of

Barnes, esq. of Darlington, in Durham, and had an only child, Elizabeth, who d. young. His wife survived him, and m. secondly, Sir Richard Brown, bart.; and thirdly, Dr. John Moor, Bishop of Ely. in. William, of Wellington, in Northumberland,

of whom presently. iv. Ehtabeth, m. to Timothy Davison, esq. of Bern i«h, in Durham. T. Isabel, m. to Shem Bridges, esq. of Ember Court,

Surrey. »L Christian, m. to Robert Mitford, esq. of ScahiU, in Northumberland.

Hf wedded, secondly, Mrs. Rogers, widow of Captain John Rogers, of Newcastle, and daughter of Mr. Cock, b-j; had no other issue. His eldest son, Edward, succeeded him in the baronetcy. The youngest son,

i. William Blacket, esq. of Wallington, in NorthBmbfrland, where he erected a mansion-house, was abated a Baro*et by A'ing James II. 23rd January, 16*5. Sir William distinguished himself in parlia«*ut as a popular speaker, and was offered public naployment by King William after the Revolution.

He m. in 1081, Julia, daughter of Sir Christopher Conyers, bart. of Horden, in Durham, and by that lady (who wedded after his decease Sir William Thompson, one of the Barons of the Exchequer,) had issue,

I. William, his successor.
Ii. Christopher, d. in infancy.

in. Julia, m. to Sir Walter Calverley, bart. and
Sir Walter Calverlky, bart. who even-
tually inherited the Blacket estates.
Julia Calverley, m. to Sir George Trevelyan,.
bart. of Nettlecombe.
iv. Elizabeth, in. to William Marshall, esq. of
Rearley, in the county of Huntingdon, and
had two daughters, who both it. s. p.
v. Isabella, d. young,
vi. Frances, m. in 1729, to Robert, only son of
Charles, Lord Bruce, heir apparent of Thomas,
Earl of Ailsbury, but had no issue.
vn. Isabella, m. in 1743, to David, Earl of Buchan,

and d. $. p. in 1763. Viii. Mary, d. young. ix. Diana, m. to Sir William Wentworth, bart. of Bretton, in the county of York, and had issue,

1. Thomas Wentworth, who *. his father,

and was fifth baronet of Bretton. He also inherited the estates and assumed the surname of Blackett. He d. unm. in 1792, and left his estates to his natural daughter, Diana, wife of Thomas It.. Beaumont, esq. of the Oaks, whose son, Thomas Wentworth Beaumont, esq. M.P. of Bretton and Hexham Abbey, now possesses them. (See Wentworth of West Bretton.)

2. Diana Wentworth, m. to Godfrey Bosvile,

esq. of Gunthwaite, and had issue, William Bosvile, of Gunthwaite, who devised his estate to bis nephew, Godfrey Macdonald, third Lord Macdonald, who assumed the additional surname of Bosvile. Thomas Blacket Bosvile, Capt. Coldstream Guards, slain at Liencells. Elizabeth Diana Bosvile, whom. Alexander, first Lord Macdonald. See Burke's Peerage and Baronetage. Julia Bosvile, m. to William Ward*. Viscount Dudley.

3. Elizabeth Wentworth, m. to James Wat

son, M.D. of Springhead.

4. Julia Wentworth, m. in 1760, to the Rev.

John De Chair, D.D. Rector of Rissington, and was grandmother of the Rev. Richard De Chair.

5. Arabella Wentworth, d. unm.

X. Anne,;/i. first, to John Trenchard,esq. of Abbots Leigh,in the county of Somerset, and secondly, to — Gordon, esq. She </. *. p. Sir William </. in Dec. 1705, and was s. by his son,

Ii. Sir William Blacket, of Wallington, Member in several Parliaments for Newcastle on Tyne, who m. Lady Barbara VUliers, daughter of William, second Earl of Jersey, but dying without legitimate issue 25th September, 1728, (his widow m. Bussy Mansel, esq.) the Baronetcy became Extinct, but he bequeathed his estates to his illegitimate daughter, Eli

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Zabkth Orde, on condition that she should, within twelve months,intermarry with Sir WilliamVnephew, Walter Calverley, and that Mr. Calverley should assume the surname of Blackett. These conditions being complied with, Mr. Calverley became (having inherited the baronetcy of his own family)

Sir Walter Calverley Blackett, bart. He d. in 1777, without surviving issue, (his only daughter, Elizabeth, predeceased him, num. in 1752,) and the chief estates of the Blacketts are now possessed by Thomas Wkntworth Beaumont, esq. M.P. for Northumberland. (See Burke's Commoners, vol. ii. p. 3*24.)

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i. Sir Richard Blackham, of London, Turkey merchant, descended of a family settled in Warwickshire and Stafford shire, was one of the greatest traders and promoters of the woollen manufactures in the king dom, and in recompense for his meritorious public services was advanced to the degree of Baronet by William III, in 1696. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Appleyard, esq. of I'lceby, in Lincolnshire, and niece of Sir John Boynton, of Rocktiffe, in Yorkshire, by whom he left at his decease 29th June, 1728, a daughter Frances, and a son,

ii. Sir John Blackham, who survived his father but three days, and at his decease the Baronetcy Expired.

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William, in 1697, knight harbinger and gentleman of the privy chamber. In the nextyear he wasknigbted, and accredited envoy extraordinary to the court of Tuscany, and republic of Genoa, and remained is office during the whole of King William's and the art three years of Queen Anne. In 1719 he was returned to parliament by the borough of Wes ton, in Wiltshire, and was created a Baronet by King George I. He m. Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Sir Joseph Heme, knt. and had issue,, his successor.

Elizabeth, m. to Sir Robert Lawley, and tu grandmother of Sir Robert Lawley, ban. created Lordwenlock in 1831. He d. 27th October, 1727, and was s. by his son,

Ii. Sir Charles Blackwell, who wedded Ann?, daughter of Sir William Clayton, bait, of Surrey, and by that lady, who wedded secondly, Doctor Thomas, Bishop of Rochester, left, with one danghw, at his decease 18th July, 1741, an only son,

in. Sir Lambert Blackwell, who d. unmarried 9th May, 1801, aged sixty-nine, when the Baronetcy became Extinct.

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M Few families of private gentry," says Surtees "have spread more wide, or flourished fairer, than Blakiston; but all its branches, Gibside, Newton Hall, Old Malton, Seaton, and Thornton Hall, have perished like the original stock. One family alone remain* within the county of Durham which can trace its blood, without hereditary possessions; and a dubious and a distant kindred to the old tree of Blakiston, is asserted by some families who bear the name in the south." The representative of this " long descended line" in the middle of the 16th century,

John Blakiston, esq. of Blakiston, aged twenty-two in 1557, d. in 1587, leaving by Elizabeth, his first wife, daughter and co-heir of Sir George Bowes, knt. of Streatlam, inter alios,

William, his heir.

Thomas, of Old Malton, in Yorkshire, whose male descendants became extinct in 1684.

Christopher, of Coxhow, in Durham, whose only daughter and heir m. William Kennet, esq.

N prebendary of Durham, ancestor of the Blakiston* of Newton Hall, in Durham, and of Robert Blakiston, esq. of Bishop Weansouth, who was living at Gateshead in 1821, married, with a numerous family.

Muriel, m. to William Wyclyfle,esq. of Wyclyffe, in Yorkshire.

The eldest son,

Sir William Blakiston, A., of Blakiston, b. in

1553, knighted at Whitehall, 23rd July, 1003,*. 2tSUi BLA

November, 1381, Alice, daughter and co-heir of William Claxton, esq. of Winyard, and had issue,

Tboyis. his heir.

John, who m. Anne, daughter of Francis Trollop, of Eden, in Durham.

Elizabeth, m. to John Trollop, esq. of Thornley.

Anne, m. to Topp Heath, esq. of Little Eden.

Praucei, d. unm. The eldest son,

l. Sir Thomas Blakiston, of Blakiston, baptised at Norton, 8th July, 1582, was created a Baronet 27th May. 1615. He n. Mary, daughter of Sir Henry Constable, of Burton Constable, in Yorkshire, and sister to Henry, Viscount Dunbar, by whom he had two daughters, Margaret, 4. in 1614, and Mary, m. to Sir Thomas Smith, knt. of Broxton, Notts, and had issue. Sir Thomas d. in 1630, when the Baronetcy became Extinct. The estate he bad sold in 1615, to Alexander Davison, of Newcastle, merchant, who afterwards died under arms in the service of King Charles, at tlie age of eighty one, during the memorable siege of Newcastle, in 1644. His son, Sir Thomas Davison, inheritor of his father's spirit and loyalty, was high iherufof Durham after the Restoration, and for a long wries of generations his descendants continued to reside at Blakiston, until their marriage with the heiress of Bland induced them to desert their ancient residence for Kippax, the seat of the latter family. The manor of Blakiston was sold again some years since to William Russell, esq. of Brancepeth Castle, in Durham.

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i. Elizabeth, ll. Elinor.

III. Joane, m. to — Morell.

iv. Alice, m. to the Rev. John Hickes, rector of Whitburn. The eldest son,

Sir William Blakiston, knt. of Gibside, m. Jane, daughter of Robert Lambton, esq. of Lambton, and had issue,

I. Ralph,his heir.

II. Nicholas, of Shieldrow, in Durham, m. Jane
Porter, nnl had issue,
in. Lionel.

ir. John, who left issue,
v. Roger, of Hedley, m. Miss Cooke, of Newcastle,

and had issue,
vi. William.

Vii. Henry, m. and had iasue.
l. Margaret, m. to Roger Fenwick, esq. of Short-

II. Jane, m. to Toby Dudley, esq. of Chopwell.
in. Dorothy.

iv. Barbara, na. Lindley Wren, esq. son and heir of Sir Charles Wren, knt. Sir William d. in 1641, and was s. by his son,

i. Sir Ralph Blakiston, of Gibside, aged twentysix in 1615, who was created a Baronet. 30th July, 1642. He m. Margaret, daughter of Sir William Fenwick, knt. of Wallington, in Northumberland, and had issue,

i. William, his heir,
ii. Francis, successor to his brother,
in. Henry, d. young.

iv. George, of Liutz Hall, d. unm. will dated 1082.
v. Robert, d. ». p.
I. Margaret, m. to Thomas Moore, esq. of Angram

Grange, in Yorkshire.
II. Mary, of New Elvet, d. unm. 1677.
Sir Ralph d. in 1651, and was s. by his eldest son,

Ii. Sir William Blakiston, of Gibside, who m. Mary, daughter of Cecil Calvert, Lord Baltimore, hut leaving no surviving issue at his decease in 1692, was s. by his brother,

in. Sir Francis Blakiston, of Gibside, who m. Anne, daughter of Sir George Bowes, knt. of Bradley, and dying 8th Oct. 1713, the Baronetcy became ExTinct, but the estates descended to Sir Francis's only surviving child and heir,

Elizabeth, m. in 1603, to Sir William Bowes, knt. of Streatlam Castle.

Arms—Arg. two bars gu. in chief three cocks of the second.

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