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GREAVES, JOHN, esq. of Irlam Hall, in the county of Lancaster, born 15th April, 1793, succeeded his father, the late John Greaves, esq. on the 10th December, 1815. Mr. Greaves is a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant of the county of Lancaster, and
major of the local militia.
He is a patron of the fine arts, and his collections of pic
tures, coins, medals, and curiosities, have been chosen with great judgment, and are
esteemed of considerable value.
in the same county, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Joh N GREAves, of Greaves, and of Beeley, who married Ellen, daughter of John Slack, of Brough, in Derbyshire, and had issue, 1. John, his heir. * ii. Richard, of Birchover, in Derbyshire, m. Margaret, daughter of Henry Supper, of Darley. 111. William. * I v. Edward. v. Charles. vi. Abraham.
1. Mary. The eldest son, John GREAves, esq. of Greaves, Beeley, and Woodhouse, living in 1634, wedded Dorothy, daughter of George Allen, of Woodhouse, and had eight sons and three daughters, viz. 1. John, of Rowsley, in Derbyshire, who was father of Joh N, of Stanton, in Derbyshire, from whom descends the Derbyshire family. 11. George. 111. Richard. iv. Gilbert. v. Robert. . vi. Roger. v11. Joseph, who left a son, Charles, of Woodhouse, living in 1713, who m. Eliza, daughter of William Taylor, esq. of Southwell. viii. Thom As, of whom presently.
1. Barbara, m. to Thomas Bagshaw. II. Ann. 111. Dorothy. The youngest son, Thomas GREAves, esq. of Hurlston Hall, in Lancashire, was father of three sons, John, Thomas and William, of whom the eldest, John GREAves, esq. of Shawe Hall, in Lancashire, purchased an estate and entailed it on his descendants. He m. Hannah, daughter of — Langley, esq. of Agecroft Hall, near Manchester, the representative of a very eminent family, and had two sons, Thomas, his heir, and John, who having sold his property in England, settled in Jamaica, and there gained a considerable fortune; he died unmarried. The elder son, Thomas GREAves, esq. wedded Mary Birch, related to the celebrated Colonel Birch, the proprietor of very large estates in the neighbourhood of Manchester, and had with two daughters, Amy, m. to R. Hall, esq.; and Alice, m. to N. Hartley, esq. an only son, John. Mr. Greaves d. in 1793, was buried at Eccles, and s. by his son, John GREAves, esq. of Irlam Hall, in the county of Lancaster, who m. about the year 1789, Mary, third daughter of John Lanca
shire,” esq. of Polefield, in the parish of Prestwich, and had issue,
John, his heir.
Thomas, died unm. in March, 1824.
Sarah, died in infancy.
Mr. Greaves realized great wealth by
commercial pursuits, and was a partner with the late Sir Robert Peel, bart. in the banking house of Peel, Greaves and Co., of Manchester, now the firm of Scholes, Tetlow and Co. He d. 10th December, 1815, was buried at Eccles, the 18th of that month, and was succeeded by his elder son, the present John GREAves, esq. of Irlam Hall.
Arms—Quarterly, Firstand fourth per saltier vert and gu. an eagle displayed or, holding in its beak a cross crosslet fitchee arg. for GREAves; Second and third ermine, two bars engr. one az. the other gu. in chief three red roses: on a canton of the third a lion passant or, for LANCAshike. These quartered armorial ensigns have been duly registered at the College of Arms by the present John Greaves, esq. of Irlam Hall (1836). Crest—Out of battlements ppr. a demi eagle displayed or, wings gu. the breast charged with the red rose, holding in its beak a cross crosslet fitchée, arg. Motto—Spes mea in Deo. Estates—In the counties of Lancaster, Middlesex, Surrey, Derby, and Chester. Residence—The Crescent, Salford. Seat—Irlam Hall, near Warrington.
* The family of Lancashire or Lancaster, has been seated in the palatinate from a very early period, and is fully recorded in the Visitations. JAMEs LANCAshire, esq. of Unsworth, in Prestwich, married Miss Heaton, of Heaton Gate, in the same parish, and was father of John LANCAshire, esq. of Polefield, Prestwich, who married Miss Clegg, of the ancient family of that name, and had issue, 1. John, who d. leaving a son, John, who died intestate, without issue. II. ANN, m. to Thomas Scholes, esq. of High Bank, Prestwich, and has issue, George Scholes, who inherits from his cousin, John Lancashire, esq. that gentleman's property. Thomas Scholes, an officer in the army, d. unm. Betsy Scholes, m. to Major Cole, of the Royal Marines. Mary Scholes, m. to the Rev. Mr. Farquhar. Sarah Scholes, m. to her cousin, John Tetlow, esq. of Alkrington Hall. III. BETTY, m. to John Tetlow, esq. of Barton Lodge, in Eccles, and had Edmund Tetlow, d. unm. John Tetlow, m. his cousin, Miss Scholes. William Tetlow. Iv. MARY, m. as in the text, to John GREAves, esq. of Irlam Hall. v. SARAH, d. unmarried.
LLOYD, OF DOLOBRAN.
LLOYD, CHARLES, esq. of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, b. 12th February, 1775, m. 24th April, 1799, Sophia, daughter of Samuel Pemberton, esq. of Birmingham, and has issue,
* The intervening descent was as follows:
Meirig, who was succeeded by his eldest son.
Collwyn, Prince of Demeca, or Dimetia, a tract of country around Myvod, consisting of part of Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire. He bore az. three cocks arg. armed, crested, and jilloped, or.
Gwyn, Prince of Dyfed.
Aleth, Prince of Dyfed. t The descent from Aleth to Llewellyn Bowen.
Uchdryd, Prince of Dyfed, m.Genhwyfar, daughter of Cadivor, Lord of Blaencych, Caermarthenshire, usually styled Cadivor Vaur (or the Great).
Ierweth, Lord of Falgarth, m. in 1112, Ellen, daughter of Uchdryd Edwyn, Prince of Fegengl.
Georgenan, whom. Ales, daughter of Gronwy ap Enion ap Llewarch Cynhaelthwy, descended from Urien, Lord of Reged, a district in South Wales.
Gwerfyl, m. first, Jeswerth, daughter and heir
of John ap Cynric Vyehan ap Cynric ap Llawarch ap Keilin, iod from Maerchweithian, chief of one of the fifteen tribes of Wales, and by her had a son, Owen Noel, of Pencelli, in South, and of Arwysth, in North Wales; m. secondly, Eva, daughter of Sir Aron ap Rys ap Bledri, knight of the Sepulchre. Sir Aron was a crusader under Richard Cour de Lion, and by that lady was father of Cynddelw, m. Jane, daughter of Gwrwared, Lord of Cemes, in South Wales. Rivid ap Cynddelw, m. Gwladys (Claudia) daughter and heiress of Rivid, Lord of Llwydiarth, in Powysland, one of the sons of Cyric Efel, Lord of Eylwyseyl, in North Wales. Celynyn, of Llwydiarth, (he bore for arms, “sable, a he-goat attired and langued or.” Many of his descendants bear as a crest, a holly-tree ppi. on a mount vert, a he-goat arg. attired or, brousing on the tree, which he holds with his two fore feet, while on the mount, under the tree is a child ppr. swaddled arg. (this crest is borne by some as arms on a shield sa.) m. Gwenllian, daughter of Meredith ap Rhydderch, descended from Tewdwr Maur (or Theodore the Great), Prince of South Wales. Enion ap Celynyn, of Llwydiarth, m. Gwenllian, daughter of Adda ap Meiric, of Mochorant, son of Cynric ap Pasgen ap Cywyn, Lord of Guilsfield, descended from Brochwel, Prince of Powys. Llewely N AP ENuon.
of Ednyfed Lloyd, of Maelor, descended from the Earls of Hereford. Llewellyn divided his estates among his children, giving Lloydiarth and Llanihangel to his eldest son, and his lands in My vod and Dolobran to the second, DAVID, who married Meddefys, daughter of Griffith Deuddur, descended from Brochwel, Prince of Powys, and was father of Iva N Teg, or the Handsome, of Dolobran, who m. Mawd, daughter of Evan Blaney, of Tregynon, and Castle Blaney, in the county of Monaghan, in Ireland, ancestor of the Lords Blaney. Ivan Teg assumed the name of Lloyd about the year 1476 from Lloydiarth, the seat of his grandfather. He had two sons, DAvid, his heir. Owen, who m. Katherine, dau. of Meredith Rinault ap Sir Griffith Vaughan, and was father of Ievan Lloyd, who m. Gwenhwfar, daughter of Meredith Lloyd, of Nevoid, and had a son, John Lloyd, who married Margaret, sister of Sir Roger Kynaston, of Hordley, and their son Humphrey, who assumed the surname of Wynne, of Dyffryn, had a daughter, Katharine, m. to John Lloyd, esq. of Dolobran. The elder son, DAvid Lloyd, esq. of Dolobran, b. in 1523, was in the commission of the peace for Montgomeryshire. He m. first, Eva, daughter of Edward Price, esq. of Eglusig, by whom he had no issue; and secondly, Eva, daughter of David Goch, esq. son of Jenkin Vaughan, esq. of Bodoach, by whom he had a Son, DAvid Lloyd, esq. of Dolobran, b. in 1549, a magistrate for Montgomeryshire, who m. Ales, daughter of David Lloyd, esq. of Llanarmon-mynydd-maur, descended from Rivid Jharrd, Lord of Penllyn, and had a son and successor, John Lloyd, esq. of Dolobran, b. in 1575, in the commission of the peace for Montgomeryshire. This John Lloyd resided at Coedeowrid, and wainscoated the parlours and hall. He lived in great state, having twentyfour men with halberts, his tenants, to attend him to Mivoid Church, where he placed them in his great pew under the pulpit. He bought Owen John Humphrey's estate, and gave to Mivoid church most of its communion plate. He m. Katherine, daughter of Humphrey Wynne, esq. of Duffryn, and left a son, CHARLes Lloyd, esq. of Dolobran, in the commission of the peace for Montgomeryshire, b. in 1613, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Stanley," of Knuckyn, Salop, and had issue,
* Son of Sir Edward Stanley, son of Sir Foulk Stanley, son of Sir Piers Stanley, son of Sir Rowland Stanley, brother of Lord Strange of Knuckyn, a branch of the Derby family.
1. CHARLEs, his heir. ii. John, b. in 1638, one of the six clerks in chancery, m. Jane, only daughter of Sir Thomas Gresham, of Lidsey, in Surrey, the thirteenth successive knight of that family and the munificent founder of the Royal Exchange. By this lady he had issue, John, d. aged twenty-one. Samuel, one of the six clerks in chancery, who left one daughter. Jane, d. aged seven. John Lloyd married again, but had no family by his second wife. Dr. Lloyd, late Lord Bishop of Oxford, was one of his descendants. iii. Thomas, b. 17th February, 1640, who d. 10th September, 1694. He m. first, 9th September, 1665, Mary, daughter of Colonel Roger Jones, of Welsh Pool, governor of Dublin in the reign of JAMEs II. who defeated the Marquis of Ormond in Ireland. This lady dying in 1680, he m. se– condly, Patience Storey, but by her had no issue. This Thomas Lloyd joined Willi AM PENN in the colonization of Pennsylvania, and was deputy-governor and president of the council in that province from 1684 to 1693. His descendants are citizens of the United States, and reside principally in the state of Pennsylvania. (See end of this article.)
1. Elizabeth, b. in 1639, m. to Henry Parry, of Penamser, Merionethshire, and had issue. The eldest son,
CHARLes Lloyd, esq. of Dolobran, b. 9th December, 1637, attached himself in the year 1662 to George Fox and his followers, the founders of the Society of Friends. The Independents were at that period the dominant party, the Episcopal establishment being overthrown, and “The Friends” were as much persecuted by them as they were subsequently after the Restoration. It was at this epoch that Mr. Lloyd, having conscientiously refused to take the oaths of allegiance and supremacy on the accession of CHARLES II, though a more loyal subject did not exist in the country, was at the instigation of his envious neighbour, Edward Lord Herbert of Cherbury, who desired his estates, subjected to great persecutions and losses. . His possessions were put under premumire, his cattle sold, and his mansion at Dolobran partially destroyed. Although a magistrate for Montgomeryshire, and in nomination for its shrievalty at the time, the penal and oppressive laws against sectarians (arising from the excesses of some) were enforced against Mr. Lloyd with unmitigated rigour." He was taken, with seven other gentlemen, who had embraced the doctrines of the “Friends,” to Welshpool jail, and confined there until the act of JAMEs II. was passed, releasing all persons detained for religious opinions, a period of ten years. His daughter Elizabeth married John Pemberton, esq. of Bennetts Hill,t near Birmingham, at whose house Mr. Charles Lloyd died. He m. first, 11th November, 1661, Elizabeth, daughter of Sampson Lort, esq. of Eastmoor and Stackpole Court, Pembrokeshire, brother of Sir John
Lort, by Olive, his wife, daughter of Sir John Phillips, bart. of Picton Castle, and Mary, his wife, eldest daughter of Sir John Perrott, (Viceroy of Ireland, temp. Queen Elizabeth) natural son of HeNRY VIII. Charles Lloyd wedded, secondly, 8th February, 1686, Ann Lawrence, of Lea, in the county of Hereford. She d. 2nd March, 1708. By his first wife, who was born 2nd November, 1633, and d. 7th February, 1685, he had issue, I. CHARLEs, of Dolobran, b. 18th August, 1662, who died 21st January,
* “In the beginning of the year 1682 my dear friend, Charles Lloyd, and I went to visit friends in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, &c. &c. and came through their meetings to London before the yearly meeting. I acquainted my friends, George Whitehead and W. Penn, that intended to go to Lord Hide to acknowledge his kindness for his letter, on my behalf, to Bishop Lloyd. George Whitehead said there was some service to be done for our suffering friends in Bristol, and it was thought convenient that three of the city and three of the country should go with the said sufferings, and desire the kindness of Lord Hide to present them to the king. The three friends for the country were Charles Lloyd, Thomas Wynne, and myself; for the city, George Whitehead, Alexander Parker, and one more. Our friend George Whitehead told me that our countryman, Sir Lionel Jenkin, secretary of state, was so cross and ill-humoured, that when the king was inclined to moderation and tenderness to suffering friends, he often stopped and hindered the relief intended them. When we went to Whitehall, we waited a long time before we could speak with them, they being upon a committee a considerable time; but we had sent in by the door-keeper to acquaint Lord Hide that we were there, and in time they sent for us in. The secretary looked grim upon us. I went to Lord Hide, and acknowledged his kindness for his letter on my behalf to the bishop. He told me that I should tell the bishop there would be liberty of conscience in England. I told him, I did say so, and did believe it would be so in God's time. Secretary Jenkin spoke in a scornful manner, and asked me what was Welch for a Quaker, I answered him Crynur Crynwyr, it being the singular and plural number. But the secretary said, we had no Welch for it, for there were no Quakers in the Romans' days. My friend Charles Lloyd answered, ‘If thou didst ask my friend the question aright, he hath answered thee right, for there is English, Welch, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew for a Quaker.’ So the secretary said, ‘Sir, I understand Welch pretty well, and English and Latin and Greek; but if you go to your Hebrew, I know not what to say to you.' I left my friend C. Lloyd to engage with this peevish countryman, and presented Lord Hide with a long list of names of men, women, and children, in their several prisons at Bristol. 1 desired him to be so kind as to present their sufferings to the king, which he said he would, and our friend George Whitehead spoke farther to him. Then I turned to the secretary,
who directed his words to me, and spoke to him thus in Welch : “‘Mae yn ddrwg gennif, fod vu o Hiliogaeth yr hen Frittaniaid yr rhai ydderbynioddy Grefydd Gristianogol yn gyntafyd Loeger yn erbyn yr rhai sydd gwedi derbyn y wir Gristianogol Grefydd yr awr hon.” “The English is thus: “‘ I am sorry that one of the stock of the ancient Britons, who first received the christian faith in England, should be against those who have received the true Christian faith in this day.” “He replied, He was not against our friends, but he said our friends gave their votes for the election of parliament men that were against the king's interest. I told him, It was our birthright, as we were freeholders and burgesses, to elect men qualified to serve both the king and country, but how they were corrupted, when they came within these walls, I knew not. The secretary would have engaged farther with me in dispute about religion. I told him he was an ancient man, and that they had been a long time there upon their business, and if he would be pleased to dismiss us then, and appoint what time we should some morning wait upon him, we would, if he pleased, spend an hour or two with him in discourse about religion. Upon which he took off his hat, and thanked me kindly for my civility; but we heard no more of him about the dispute. Upon the whole, our friend G. Whitehead told me he was more moderate to friends afterwards than he had been before. The number of prisoners in the list delivered to Lord Hide to be presented to the king amounted to in both prisons one hundred and thirty-nine, of which there were eighteen aged women from sixty and upwards, and eight children. In the latter end of the list it was said, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.’” Page 118. “An Account of the Travels, Services, &c. of that Ancient Servant of the Lord, Richard Davies, comprising some information relative to the spreading of the Truth in North Wales.” Originally published 1710; republished, sixth edition, 1825. Harvey and Darton, London. In this book is an account of the progress of the doctrines of the Society of Friends, and persecution suffered by Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Thomas Lloyd, his brother and others. f Birmingham was then an obscure hamlet, nearly half a mile from Bennetts Hill. Bennetts Hill is now the centre of the newly created borough, the third most populous town in Great Britain, containing 160,000 inhabitants.