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Dorothy, daughter of Peter Anderton, esq. of Anderton, and had (with five daughters, of whom Elizabeth married Thomas Tildesley, and Ann, Roger Bradshaw, of Haigh) three sons, viz. 1. JAMEs, who went abroad, and entered into orders of the church of Rome. He was a learned writer and eloquent preacher. 11. Christopher, successor to his father. 111. Roger, of Birchley, a recusant, who m. Ann, daughter of Edward Stafford, esq. and died in 1640. Christopher Anderton died in 1593, and was s. by his son, Christoph ER ANDERTox, esq. of Lostock, who m. Ann, daughter of W. Scarisbrick, esq. of Scarisbrick, and had one son and two daughters, viz. Christopher, his heir. Dorothy, m. to Anthony Munson, esq. of Carleton, in Lincolnshire. Margaret, m. to Henry Turvile, esq. of Aston Flamvile, but had no issue. The son and successor, Christophea ANDERTox, esq. of Lostock, succeeded his father in 1623. He m. first, a daughter of John Preston, esq. of the Manor in Furness, by whom he had an only child, Margaret, who died unmarried; and, secondly, Alathea, daughter of Sir Francis Smith, of Wolston Waven, in Warwickshire, by whom he had, with several other children, Francis (Sir), his heir. Mary, m. to William Jones, esq. of Trevon, in Monmouthshire. Ann, m. to John Tuberville, esq. of Penclin Castle, Glamorganshire. He died about the year 1650, and was s. by his son, 1. Sin FRAxcis ANDERtox, of Lostock, who was created a B.A.Ron ET by Charles II. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Charles Somerset, second son of Edward. Earl of Worcester, lord privy seal, and dying at Paris 9th February, 1678, was interred in the church of the English Benedictine Monks, where an inscription is engraven to his memory. Sir Francis was s. by his eldest son, 11. Sin CHARLEs ANDERton, of Lostock, who m. a danghter of Ireland, of Lidiate, in Lancashire, and had four sons, successive baronets. The eldest, ini. Sin Charles ANDER roN, of Lostock, died young, as did his next brother, iv. Sin James ANDERTox, of Lostock, to whom succeeded his brother, v. Sin Lawrence ANDER Tox, of Lostock, a monk, who died in London s. p. 30th September, 1724, and the title devolved on his brother, wi. Six FRANcis ANDERTox, of Lostock, who m. Margaret, daughter of Sir Henry Bedingfeld, bart. of Oxburgh, but by that lady he left no issue. Sir Francis had his estate sequestered for his participation in the rebellion at Preston, and dying issueless in 1760, the Bañoxercy became Extinct.

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America, under Sir Henry Clinton. There he became highly distinguished, and gave promise of one day taking a leading place among the military heroes of his country, but the hopes which the brightness of his early and brief career held out were destined to prove delusive. The gallant soldier—the idol of his comrades, the admiration of his superiors—fell a victim to one of those acts for which the excitement of war was the only and feeble excuse. In Sept. 1780, he was intrusted with the management of the negotiation with General Arnold, previously to that officer's joining the royal army; and being taken, within the American lines, in disguise, his case was referred by General Washington to a board of officers, who adjudged him to be a spy, and he suffered death on the 2nd October following. The melancholy event excited general grief on its announcement in England, and the exquisite lines of a poetic friend of the deceased, the gifted Miss Seward, consecrated the me

mory of the ill-fated soldier in a mournful and beau

tiful eulogium. Major André died unmarried, but in

honour of his memory, King George III. conferred

the dignity of a BARoNet upon his brother,

1. Sir William-Lewis ANDRE, at whose decease

without issue, 11th November, 1802, the title became



CREAted 11th Dec. 1611.


1. Sir Willi AM ANDREws, of Denton, lineal descendant of Thomas Andrews, esq. a younger son of the family of Andrews, of Winwick, in Northamptonshire, who acquired by marriage the estate of Denton, was created a BARoNET in 1641. He m. the daughter of Mr. Paris, of Linton, in the county of Cambridge, and had five sons, three of whom fell at the battle of Worcester, fighting under the royal banner. Sir William was buried at St. Edmund's Bury, and succeeded by his son,

11. Sir John ANDREws, of Denton, who left at his decease an only daughter, who died unmarried. He was succeeded by his brother,

111. Sin Willi AM ANDREws, of Denton, who wedded Helen, daughter and heir of Edward Attslow, esq. of Downham Hall, Essex, and had, with several other children, FRANcis, his heir.

Catherine, m. to Joseph Petre, esq. of Fidlers, in Essex, and had a son, John Petre, esq. of Fidlers, whose daughter and eventual heir, Mary, m. Francis Canning, esq. of Foxcote, in Warwickshire. Sir William died 15th August, 1684, and was buried in the chancel at Downham. His son and successor, iv. Sia Fit ANcis ANDREws, of Denton, having obtained an act of parliament for the purpose in 1698, sold the estate of Downham, which he inherited from his maternal ancestors, to Francis Platt, esq. of the Victualling Office, from whose sisters and co-heirs it

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1. Sir HENRY ANDREws, of Lathbury, in Buckinghamshire, was created a BARoNET in 1661, but leaving no issue by either of his wives; the first, a daughter of the Kentish family of Browne, the second, Elizabeth, relict of John Drew, esq. of Devizes: the title expired with him in 1606. The manor of Lathbury, purchased by his ancestor about the year 1599, was eventually disposed of by the baronet's representatives to the mother of Mrs. Jane Symes, who bequeathed it to Mansel Dawkins Mansel, esq. and Mrs. Margaret Dalway, in equal portions. The old mansion house of Lathbury, on the site of which the present has been built, was erected in the reign of JAMEs I. by Sir William Andrewes, knt.

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forces serving in Scotland in 1715, who m. in 1725, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Beard, esq. of Newcastle-under-Lyne, and had by her a son, Joseph, of whom presently. He wedded, secondly, in 1736, Elizabeth, daughter of John Pettit, esq. of St. Botolph, Aldgate, by whom he had JAMEs-Pettit, police magistrate at Queen Square, distinguished in the literary world as author of several admired publications; amongst others, of “Anecdotes, ancient and modern, with observations,” and of “A History of Great Britain, connected with the Chronology of Europe, containing anecdotes of the Times, Lives of the Learned, with specimens of their Works, on the plan of the President Henault,” &c. Mr. James Pettit Andrews m. Anne, daughter of the Rev. Mr. Penrose, rector of Newbury, and by her, who d. 1st September, 1785, had issue, Joseph, who succeeded his uncle as second baronet. Charles-Grey, R.N. d. in 1791, unm.

Elizabeth-Anne, m. to Charles Henry Hunt, esq. of Goldreoth, in Worcestershire.

Mr. Andrews, who purchased in 1709, from the representatives of the Duke of Chandos, the manor of Shaw, in Berks, d. in April 1753, aged sixty-two, and was s. by his son,

1. Joseph ANDREws, esq. of Shaw, major of the Berkshire Militia, who was created a B.A.Ron ET in 1766, with remainder to his half brother and his issue male. He m. in 1762, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Phillips, esq. of Tarrington, in Herts, but dying issueless, 29th December, 1800, was s. by his nephew,

11. Sir Joseph ANdrews, of the Foot Guards, b. 22nd September, 1708, at whose decease s. p. in 1822, the title became Extinct.

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The Apyltons or Appletons, as the name was afterwards spelt, are supposed to be descended from a family long seated at Wadingfield Magna, in Norfolk. In the time of HENRY WII.

Thomas APPLEToN, of the county of Suffolk, married Joice, daughter of Sir Robert Tyrrill, of Herons, in Essex, and thus acquired the estate of South Bemfled, in that shire. He was succeeded by his son,

SIR Roc ER APPLEton, of Bemflet, who held at the period of his decease 26th February, 1557, considerable lands of the queen, of the dean and chapter of Westminster, and of the Earl of Sussex. He m. Anne, daughter of John Sulyard, esq. and had issue,

HENRY, his heir.

Jane, m. first, to Sir John Wentworth, of North - Elmsal, and, secondly, to Sir Thomas Gargrave, of Nostal. By her first husband she had three sons and as many daughters, viz. Thomas Wentworth, of Howley and Ashby, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir C. Danby, of Thorpe, and had several children. The eldest daughter, Elizabeth, m. William Ellerker, of Ellerker. Christopher Wentworth, of Sheffield; will dated 25th November, 1561. Hector Wentworth, living in 1561 and 1579.

Elizabeth Wentworth, m. to Francis Haldenby, of Haldenby. Frances Wentworth, m. to Thomas Wombwell. Bridget Wentworth, m. to Nicholas Hague. By her second husband she had no issue. Sir Roger's son and successor, HENRY APPLEToN, esq. of Bemflet, married Margaret, daughter of John Roper, esq. of Eltham, attorneygeneral to HENRY VIII. by Jane, his wife, daughter of Sir John Fineaux, chief justice of England, and left, with a daughter, Margaret, the wife of John Ufflet, a son, RockR AppleroN, esq. of Bemflet, afterwards knighted, who wedded Agnes, sister and heir of Walter Clarke, esq. of Hadley, in Suffolk, and had 1. Howry, his heir. 11. William, of Kettlebaston, in Suffolk, ancestor of the family settled at that place. 111. Roger. iv. John. v. Edward. 1. Mary, m. to Richard Ward. 11. Alice, n. to Henry Barney. 111. Anne. iv. Agnes. v. Margaret, m. to Peter Loone. Roger Appleton died 27th February, 4 Philip and M & Ry. and was s. by his eldest son, He way AppleTox, esq. who held the manor of South Bemfleet, with all its services and appurtenances, and a capital messuage or mansion-house, called Northmayes or Jarvis Hill, besides other estates. He on. Faith, daughter of William Cardinal, gent. of Great Bromley, in Essex, and had two sons, Roger and Edward, and a daughter, Edith. He d. 2nd Nov. 4 Jaxes I. and was s. by his son, 1. Sir Roc ER AppleTox, knt. of South Bemfleet, who was created a BARoxet in 1611. He wedded Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Mildmay, knt. of Moulsham, in Essex, and by her (who married, secondly, John Paschall, of Badow,) left at his decease, loth January, 1614 (with two daughters, Frances, the wife of Francis Goldsmith, of Dartford, and Mary, of Thomas Hanley, esq.) a son, his successor, 11. Sir HENRY APPLETon, bart. of South Bemfleet, who on. Joan, daughter of Edward Sheldon, esq. of Beoley, by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Thomas Markham, esq. of Ollerton, Notts, standard-bearer to the band of gentlemen pensioners, temp. Elizabeth, and left a son and successor, 111. Sin HENRY Appletox, of South Bemfleet, who * first, Sarah, daughter of Sir Thomas Oldfield, of Spalding, in Lincolnshire, and, secondly, Mary, relict of Sir Thomas Wiseman, bart. of Rivenhall, Essex. He d. about the year 1670, and was succeeded by his son (by the first marriage), rv. Six HENRY APPLETox, of South Bemfleet, who * Mary, daughter of John Rivet, merchant of Loncon, but dying without male issue about 1680, the baronetcy devolved on his uncle (the son of the second baronet). v. Six William APPLETox, of South Bemfleet, who * Dorothy, daughter of Mr. Hatt, a solicitor in

London, and by her, who died 16th December, 1719, aged eighty-four, had issue, William, who predeceased his father 28th April, 1685, aged twenty-eight. HENRY, heir. John, who d. v. p. 25th July, 1689, in his nineteenth year. Eliza BETH, m. to Richard Vaughan, esq. of Shenfeild Place, Essex. Sir William d. 15th November, 1705, aged seventyseven, and was s. by his only surviving son, vi. Sir HENRY APPLEToN, of South Bemfleet, who died s. p. in 1700-10, when the title became Extincr; but the large estates of the family passed to Sir Henry's sister, Elizabeth, the wife of Rich ARD WAUGH AN, esq. -

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The family of ARMYTAge, of which there is still an existing branch enjoying the rank of baronet, is of considerable antiquity, being descended, according to a pedigree, attested by Sir Henry St. George, Norroy King of Arms, 2nd February, 1637, from John ARMYTAge, of Wrighowls, living in the 10th of King STEPHEN, which seat and his coat armour he is said to have had conferred upon him by Roger Omfynes, steward to Renmigius, Bishop of Dorchester, and founder of Elsam Abbey, in Lincolnshire. Sixth in descent from this John was Willia M Ait MYTAGE, father of John ARMYTAGE, whose son and heir, Willi AM ARMYTAGE, living in the time of Edward VI. was of Kirklees, in the West Riding of the county of York. He m. Catherine, daughter of Henry Beaumont, esq. of Crossland, and left a son and heir, John ARMYTAge, of Kirklees, who wedded Elizabeth, daughter of John Kaye, esq. of Lockwood, and was s. by his son, Jon N An MYTAGE, esq. in the commission of the peace for the West Riding, and treasurer in the 41st and 42nd of Elizabeth, with Sir Robert Swift, for lame soldiers. This gentleman m. first, Jane, daughter of Mr. George Gregory, of Kingston-upon-Hull; and, secondly, Margery, daughter of Richard Beaumont, esq. By the former he had three sons and a daughter, viz. 1. John, his heir. 11. Gregory, of Netherton, in Yorkshire, living in 1650, m. Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of John Savile, esq. of Netherton, and left, with a daughter, Elizabeth, m. to Sir Thomas Beaumont, knt. of Whitley, an only son, Willi AM, of Netherton, who m. in 1634, Grace, daughter of Robert Rockley, esq. of Rock


ley, and by her (who wedded, secondly, Thomas Metcalfe, esq.) left at his decease, in 1652, with other issue, a son and successor, Rob ERT, of Netherton, m. in 1660, Anne, daughter of Francis Stringer, esq. of Whiston, and was father of John, of Netherton, whose only daughter and heir, Elizabeth, m. first, Sir William Thornton, knt. of Cottle; and, secondly, John Perkins, esq. of Fishlake. iii. Edward, of Kerresforth-hill, in the county of York, m. first, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Edward Hanson, esq. of Little Royd; and, secondly, Jane, daughter of John Popeley, of Moorehouse. By the former he was father of Joh N, of Kerresforth-hill, b. in 1610, whose fifth son, GEORGE, b. in 1661, was father of SAMUEL, of Barnsley, who eventually succeeded to the Kirklees estates upon the demise of Sir John in 1732, and was created a BA RoNET. His great grandson is the present Sir John ARMYTAGE, bart. of Kirklees. 1. Anne, m. to Sir Hugh Worrall, knt. of Loversall, in Yorkshire. He was s. by his eldest son, Jon N ARMYTAG e, esq. of Kirklees, sheriff of Yorkshire in the 13th of JAMEs I. He m. Winifred, daughter of Henry Knight, esq. of Knighthill, and had surviving issue, John, his heir. FRANcis, successor to his brother. Elizabeth, m. to Sir John Savile, knt. of Lupset, near Wakefield. He was s. at his decease by his elder son, John ARMYTAGE, esq. who m. Dorothy, daughter of Cyrill Arthington, esq. of Arthington, but dying with: out issue, in 1624, was s. by his brother, 1. FRANcis ARMY TAGE, esq. of Kirklees, who was created a BA RoNET by King CHARLEs I. 15th December, 1641. Sir Francis m. Catharine, daughter of Christopher Danby, esq. of Farnley, near Leeds, and had three sons and five daughters, viz. John, his heir. Francis, who m. Mary, daughter of Robert Trapps, esq. of Nidd, near Knaresborough, and had an only surviving son, Thoy As, who succeeded as sixth baronet. William, of Killinghall, living in 1660, m. Catherine Trapps, sister of his brother Francis's wife.

Catherine, d. unm. Anne, m. to Mr. Smith, of London. Prudence, Elizabeth, }a. unila. Winifred, m. to Thomas Lacy, esq. Sir Francis d. in 1646, and was s. by his eldest son, 11. Sir John ARMYTAGE, of Kirklees, justice of the peace, deputy lieutenant and captain of a troop of Volunteer Horse. This gentleman m. Margaret, second daughter of Thomas Thornhill, esq. of Fixby, and had issue, Thomas, his successor. John, heir to his brother. Michael, Francis, }. unrn. William, Christopher, of Hartshead Hall, b. in 1658; m. Rebecca, daughter of Thomas Moore, esq. of Austrope, and had a son, John, of Hartshead, who d. s. p. in 1732. George, who succeeded his brother Joh N.

Charles, d. unm. Margaret, m. to Francis Nevile, esq. of Chevet, and had issue. Catharine, m. to Christopher Tancred, esq. of Westley, in the county of York, and had issue. The baronet was s. by his eldest son, 111. Sir Thom As ARMYTAGE, of Kirklees, b. in 1652, who d. s. p. in 1693, and was s. by his next brother, 1 v. Sir John ARMYTAGE, of Kirklees, who died a bachelor, at an advanced age, 11th December, 1732, and was s. by his only surviving brother, v. Sir George ARMYTAGE, of Kirklees. This gentleman dying like his brothers unmarried, the BA RoNETC Y devolved on his cousin, v1. Sir Thow As ARMYTAGE, of Kirklees, at whose decease unm. in 1737, the title became Ertinct, while the estates passed under the will of Sir John, the fourth baronet, to his cousin (refer to EDw ARD ARMYTAGE, of Kerresforth-hill, third son of Joh N A RM YTAGE, of Kirklees, treasurer for lame soldiers temp. Elizabeth, and his wife Margery Beaumont) SAMUEL ARMYTAGE, who then became “ of Kirklees.” He was grandfather of Sir George ARMYTAge, who m. first, Mary, eldest daughter of Sir Harbord Harbord, bart. by whom he had several children, all of whom d. unmar. He m. secondly, Mary, daughter of O. Bowles, esq. and left, inter alios, a son and successor, the present SIR Joh N ARMYTAGE, bart. of Kirklees.

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CREATED 16th April, 1761.-Extinct in 1823.


Charles Asgill, esq. an eminent merchant of London, was father of 1. SiR CHARLEs AsG 11.1, knt. who was also bred to trade, and amassed a considerable fortune by commercial pursuits. He was an alderman of the city of London, served the office of sheriff in 1752, when he received the honour of knighthood, and filled the civic chair in 1757. Sir Charles was created a BA Ron En by Aing GEorce III. 16th April, 1761. He m. first, a daughter of Henry Vanderstegen, a merchant in London, which lady d. 6th February, 1754, s. p. He wedded, secondly, Miss Pratviel, daughter of Daniel Pratviel, esq. secretary to Sir Benjamin Harris, anbassador at the court of Madrid, and had CHARLEs, his successor. A daughter, m. to Robert Colville, esq. of Hemmington Hall, Suffolk. A daughter, m. to Richard Legge, esq. Sir Charles d. in 1778, and was s. by his son, 11. Sir CHARLEs Asgill, a general officer in the army, and colonel of the 11th regiment of foot, who m. Jemima-Sophia, daughter of Admiral Sir Charles Ogle, but died issueless in 1823, when the BARox etcy became Extinct. Sir Charles entered the service on the 27th of February, 1778, as an ensign in the 1st foot guards, and obtained a lieutenancy, with the rank of captain, in that regiment, on the 3rd of February, 1781. He went to America in the same year, joined the army under the command of the Marquis Cornwallis, served the whole of the campaigns, was taken prisoner with the army in October, at the siege of York Town, in Virginia, and sent up the country, where he remained till May, 1782, at which period all the captains of the army were ordered by General Washington to assemble and draw lots, that one might be selected to suffer death, by way of retaliation for the death of an American officer, Captain Hardy, whom our government refused to deliver up, for political reasons, although General Washington demanded it. The lot fell on Sir Charles Asgill, and he was, in consequence, conveyed under a strong escort, to the place intended for his execution, in the Jerseys, where he remained in prison enduring peculiar hardships for the space of six months, expecting daily that his execution would take place. Sir Charles was unexpectedly released from his confinement by an act of Congress passed at the intercession of the Queen of France, who, deeply affected by a most eloquent and pathetic appeal from his mother Lady Asgill, humanely interfered and obtained his release. He returned to England on parole, and shortly after went to Paris to make bis acknowledgments to the Queen of France.

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Sir Robert Ashby, knt. of Breakspears, in Hare. field, Middlesex, great-great great-grandson of George Ashby, of Breakspears, clerk of the signet to Margaret of Anjou, Queen of H = Not Y WI. m. In orothy, youngest daughter of Francis Haydon, esq. of the Grove, Watford, Herts, and had issue, FR axcis, his heir. Edward, bapt. 17th Nov. 1596, died in 1942, leaving issue. Robert of Breakspears, after the death of his brother. Sir Francis, bapt. 14th April, 1598, died in 1674-5, leaving with other issue, a son and heir, Fa axo is, of Breakspears, bapt. at Harefield, 19th Nov. 1660, m. Judith, only daughter of Mr. William Turner, of Ickenham, Middlesex, and dying 10th April, 1743, left issue, Willi AM, of Breakspears, who m. first, Anne, daughter of John Aleyn, esq. and secondly, Anne, daughter of Whitlock Bulstrode, esq. of Hounslow. By the former he had three children, who died infants, and by the latter, he left, at his decease 18th April, 1760, three daughters, of whom the youngest, Charlotte, m. the Rev. William Williams, M.A. Ron Ear, of Breakspears, bapt. 30th Nov. 1609, on. Mary, sister of Rear-Admiral Peter Tom, and died 2nd June, 1769, leaving an only daughter and heir, Elizabeth, who m. in 1770, Joseph Partridge, esq. of St. James's, and died in 1817, leaving with a daughter, Elizabeth, a son,

Joseph Ashby PARTRIDGE, esq. of

Breakspears, Middlesex, and of Cranfield, Bucks. Judith, died unm.

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“The ancient and eminent family of Essr, Ashe, or D'Essecourtr, which came over with Will. Aw the Conqueror, appears by certified extracts under the seal of Ulster King of Arms, by the authority of the College of Arms, and from the pages of our old historians, to have held large estates in the county of Devon, so early as the eleventh century.” SIR Oliver D'Esse or Ashe, a person of rank and influence in the beginning of the fourteenth century, was father of HENRY Essk or Ashe, who wedded in the time of Edward II. the daughter and heiress of Richard Fornyson, and acquired thereby, with other lands, the manor of Sowton, otherwise Clyst Fornyson, in Devon. Of this marriage there was a son and heir, Richard Esse or Ashe, of Clyst Fornyson, father of BA1.dw 1 N Asio E, of Clyst Fornyson, whose son, Joh N Asii E, of Clyst Fornyson, m. and left a son, Willi AM Ashk, of Clyst Fornyson, to whom s. his son, John Asii E, of Clyst Fornyson, father of Nicholas Ash E, of Clyst Fornyson, who wedded Johanna, daughter of Anthony Pollard, of Harwood, in Devon, and had three sons, viz. 1. Rich AR D, who inherited Clyst Fornyson, and whose male line ceased with his grandson, Rich A R p, who had three daughters. 11. Thomas, m. the daughter and heiress of Nicholas Bailey, esq. of the Abbey of St. John, in the county of Meath, and settling in Ireland, founded many of the numerous and highly respectable branches of the family fixed in that part of the United Kingdom, the principal of which—Ashe, of Ashefield—is now represented by CAPT. Wellesley Ashe. (For details refer to Burke's History of the Commoners, vol. ii. p. 577).

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