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nant, disarmed and confined to his house, at by express that the king, who was before the same time the prisons being filled with fled from Salisbury Plain to London, had those of lesser rank. It was intimated to my abandoned the city upon the Prince of father by some of the principal lords of the Orange marching towards it, as his majesty court, that the king was disposed to shew him did afterwards out of the kingdom. Upon some public mark of favor, but he with du- this Princess Anne set forward for Londou, tyfulness and decency declined.”
and that very night the false, but memorable, “At the latter end of the year 1688, alarm, which was at the same time spread the Prince of Orange landing in the west, all over the kingdom, reached us, that the and Prince George of Denmark going to king's Irish army of papists was destroying him, his Princess, Anne, the king's young. all by fire and sword, and such was the est daughter, was put under confinement at panick that every one believed they were at St. James's, from which place, having con the next town. The confusion was so visicerted measures with Dr. Compton, Bishop ble in every countenance, that it was no of London, and others, she made her escape wonder I had the most dreadful apprehenin the middle of the night, and coaches be- sions, and it was by the whole family ining provided and stationed in a proper creased, by my father's being absent, for he place without one of the gates of the city, was gone to escort the princess a day or two she made long jorneys, taking no more rest on her jorney to London.” than was absolutely necessary till she reached He d. 1st February, 1707, in the sixtyNottingham, there she was joined by Lord eighth year of his age, and his widow, 13th Devonshire, many other lords and gentle- October, 1711. Both are interred in St. men of note, of those counties who had not Michael's church, Coventry. Their son and the opportunity to appear in arms for the heir, Prince of Orange. Her Royal Highness's
The Right Hon. EDWARD HOPKINS, was numbers much increasing, and this body M.P. for Coventry, temp. WILLIAM III. and being chiefly under the command of Lord Queen Anne, and secretary of state for IreDevonshire and the Bishop of London, land. This distinguished statesman she made but a short stay at Nottingham, Anna-Maria, dau. and co-beir (with her sisand from thence came to Coventry to my ter, Charlotte, the wife of Luther, esq. of father's house, where, during her sojourn Myles's, in Essex, see p. 10) of Hugh part of three days, she received an account Chamberlen, M. D. of Alderton Manor and
the Starre, where the partie were met, the chiefe which they there presented his grace with. After of them attended him in his chamber, where, look- which, they, without the maior's consent, imployed ing about and seeing no other gentlemen, his grace an officer to summon the whole body of the counsate doune and sayd little more than that he thought cill-house, to be ready at the maior's parlour by there had bin some gentlemen in this citty. Soone nine of the clock next morning, but there appeared after his arrivall, the other streets were filled with only the persons above said and two or three more. bonfires, and perticularly one beginning at the Mr. Hopkins and his brother attended his grace to cross, which Alderman Nathaniell Harriman per- the parlour at the tyme, who rode on his post ceiving, went and threw downe the fagotts, dis- mare, two post boys tooting their horns before percing the company, charging them in the king's him; Sir Thomas Armstrong and Mr. Roe followname peaceably to depart; but they soon rallyed, ing his grace, and the rabble shouting, a Monand began a second bonfire lower in the same mouth-no Yorke; his grace alighted at the parstreet, which the said alderman likewise put out, lour, where they entertained him with wine, but and commanded them againe to depart in peace, stayed little, so mounted again and went on his but they flocked about him, shouting, a Monmouth journey, the rabble shouting him to the tounes end. -no Yorke! and some offered violence to him, Mr. Maior and his loyall brethren resolve to enbut he defended himselfe so that he had not much quire into the ryot, and punish such offenders as hurt; so likewise a third and fourth fire he extin- shall be found guilty, as farr as the law will beare. gusht. It so happened that Mr. Maior was not at This is the truth, which we thought convenient home till eleven at night, when hearing of this to present to your lordship, to confront all fals disorder, he came to the alderman at the cross, reports, craving leave to subscribe ourselves, his where there was a fire and rabble, whom they majesty's loyall subjects and deputie leiftenants, disperst.
My lord, We must not omit to tell your lordship, that
Your lordship’s most obedient servants, Wednesday last being our councill-house day, some
John Dugdale. members thereof moved the maior that an entertain
Richard Hayward, mayor. ment might be ordered in the name of the corpora
Robert Townshend. tion for his grace, but Mr.Maior refused, as also did
Nath. Harryman, alderman. some of his brethren, so nothing was done. Never
Thomas King, alderman. theless, on Thursday night, those other, (viz.) For the Right Hon. the Earle of Conway, Alderman Naylour, Alderman Francis Harriman, principall secretary of state, at the CockAlderman Lapworth, Mr. Owen, and Mr. Lau pitt, in White Hall, humbly present. rence, who is in nomination for the ensuing maior, (Copied from the original at Merecole, 1822.) ordered a citty officer to bring a present of wine,
Hinton Hall, both in the county of Suffolk, the suite were subsequently placed by the
public entry, which was most magnificent.
where his excellency, and all of us of his
esq. M. P. of Ivey House, in Wilt- pening in the time of Lent, to observe strictly
allowed. It was wonderful to see such a
high rank in the army, of whom it, the height of French cookery. Several
so disguised as might well deceive either the
“I never yet in one day, nor ever can state for Ireland, left behind him an inte- | again see such a number of people together, resting manuscript entitled “Travels of the
as lined the streets of Paris the day of the Right Hon. Edward Hopkins, written by entry. The procession had near three miles himself, for the amusement of his descend
to make. The windows were taken away, ants.” From this MS. we are enabled to and as the streets are regular and the houses extract an account of the grand entry of the of several stories, it was an agreeable sight Earl of Portland, King WILLIAM's first am
to see, upon turning into a street, so many bassador into Paris, and of a singular dilem
rows like garlands appearing, the houses
The gentlema in which some of the leading English in being mostly filled by ladies.
men were mostly in, upon, or about the
coaches, of which there were a continued * Bacon, of Friston Hall, Suffolk.
line on each side of the streets, near the (Represented by General NorthEY Hopkins, JOHN
houses. Fane, esq. of Wormsley, and Joun Taylor, esq. his own, of great price and exquisite taste;
“The ambassador had five or six coaches of M. D. of Clifton.) The Bacons of Friston were a distinguished enough, the appearance of state not having
though the French thought they had not branch of the great house of Bacon, and derived, sufficient of that gawdiness, gilding, and in lineal descent, from
Sir Francis Bacon, knt. of Friston, son and carving on the outsides, which they affect on heir of James Bacon, brother of Sir Nicholas such occasions; not considering that all was Bacon, the lord keeper. Sir Francis wedded the of a-piece, both without and within, magnidaughter and heiress of Francis Bacon, esq. a ficent with elegance, and costly, both as to younger son of Bacon of Hesset, and was s. by the painting, carving, gold lace, fringe, &c.
“In the cortage there was one magnificent Nathaniel Bacon, esq. of Friston, who m. a chariot, drawn by a set of fine Napolitan claughter of Sir Thomas Legrosse, knt, of Norfolk, horses, of a lively grey colour, beautiful and left, with two daughters, Elizabeth, m. to creatures, and highly managed; their harNathaniel
, second son of Sir Nathaniel Barnar- ness, reins, and ribbons on their manes were diston, knt. and Anne, who d. unmarried, a son and successor,
orange colour, which had an agreeable effect. Thomas Bacon, esq. of Friston, who m. Eliza- His excellency made a present afterwards of beth, daughter of Sir Robert Brooke, knt. of Yox- these horses, of which I think he had eight, ford, and was s. by his son,
to the King of France. NATHANIEL Bacon, esq. of Friston, who left at “A matter happened a little before the his decease an only daughter and heiress, entry, which caused a small fracas, and em
MARY Bacon, who wedded Hugh CHAMBERLEN, barrassed the ambassador. Before that miesq. M.D. of Álderton Manor and Hinton Hall, nister's coaches there are those of the French both in the county of Suffolk, (for account of ministers, and of all the princes and prinDr. Chamberlen's family, see p. 10,) and left three daughters and co-heirs,
cesses of the blood (then very numerous),
to attend the entries. MARY, d, unmarried.
A very few days ANNA-MARIA, m. (as in the text) to the Right
before, a list appeared at the hotel, allotting
us all to the coaches we were to be in, to
avoid confusion, in which it appeared that
as it was an English embassy, gave an alarm,
and caused a great dispute. A meeting before that lord, seeing two English gentlehereupon was appointed that evening, at a men of good families and considerable estates tavern, when the greater part attended. I in the entry, stopped the pretended Prince, own I was one of the number of the muti- and in a manner presented them to himn.
It was then resolved that we could Whatever their inclinations might be, it not assist at the entry unless this matter was drew them into a difficulty, but upon this rectified, and afterwards application was surprise they kissed his hand. We who made to Mr. Prior, to acquaint his excel were nearer to the court-yard made our lence therewith, in the most respectful man retreat with some precipitation, choosing ner. Satisfaction was given, how much soever rather to be liable to their observation of it, against the grain, but it was impossible to than to run the risk of suffering under the adhere to so wrong a judged scheme, so that like embarrassment, not knowing but as Enwe saw those gentlemen that day not as glishmen, the gracious compliment might actors but spectators.
have been offered to us all. This was an “There was another difficulty with respect egregious folly in Melfort, as my uncle to the Duke of Argyle, then, in his father's afterwards allowed and blamed him for it, lifetime, Lord Lorne: he objected to the since it exposed these gentlemen, whose inrank given him in company with our lords clinations we knew were towards that court, (for the union was not then made); he claimed and their visits to the ambassador were only his place, however, according to the antient- such as decency required : however this ness of his family, urging that the embassy | faux pas discovered that they had paid court was from Scotland as well as from England, to and were acquainted with Melfort, which the King being King of both. The matter otherwise might still have been a secret. I was too nice and delicate for my lord am cannot but observe that I afterwards sat in bassador to decide in favour of his claim, so parliament with one of these persons several he declined to attend.
years, being a knight of a great shire, and “The regard paid to King William's first chose by the high church for the security of embassy was so great, the orders given were the Protestant religion.
The next so positive from the court of Versailles to morning Mr. Prior came into my chamber the people of that of St. Germain's not to and asked me how I had slept after cominsult the English, and they were so well mitting treason. I said I was guilty of none. observed, that no disorder happened, though Now, says he, you will pretend that you did we daily met in the same coffee-house, which not kiss hands at Charllot ? I answered was the resort of all English gentlemen : the with a smile, that I found he had good intelcommon civility of salutes passed, but very ligence. Well, says he, I know you did few of us mixed with them at the same tables not, but such did ; can you deny it? If you or in conversation.
know it I need not turn informer, and shall “ King James's Queen came, according to be mute upon these interrogatories. Yes, her custom, to perform her devotions and says he, I know who did, and the King will pass the holy week at the Convent of Nuns, know it as soon as the next courier gets to at Charllot, near Paris, whither one day the London. In a court of beggars a minister pretended Prince of Wales came to dine can never want spies, and there was nothing with her, of which I was advertised by one done at St. Germain's that was long a secret.” of their court, who had married my aunt, the Mr.Hopkins had afterwards the high honour widow Lady Carteret, sister to my mother. of accompanying the ambassador on a visit I embraced this opportunity of satisfying the to the Prince of Conde, at Chantilly, and curiosity I had to see a person I had from describes several days sojourn there.* He his birth heard, and was likely to hear so d. 17th January, 1735-6, in the 62nd year of much talk of, since I might view him, as in his age; his widow survived him 35 years, cognito, upon his taking coach. I took a and d. 9th February, 1768. They were infriend with me, and we found several Eng- terred at St. Michael's, Coventry. He was lish and others there, who had received the s. by his eldest son, same notice, and who had the same curiosity. RICHARD HOPKINS esq. who served in An incident happened there which put seve seven successive parliaments for the city of ral of us under an unhappy dilemma, either Coventry, and filled with honour and ability of a seeming affront to him, which was not the posts of lord commissioner of the Addesirable nor becoming, or else to do an act miralty and lord of the Treasury. He d. both contrary to the laws of our country, and without issue 18th March, 1799, aged to our own principles. We were (being of seventy-one, and was s. by (the third son of different nations) fifty or sixty in number, his sister Anne) his nephew, Richard Norranged in a long and spacious entry, through which he was to pass to take coach. Upon
* This Edward Hopkins had the honour of being his coming out of the door of the convent, appointed by King William, his majesty's proxy attended by the Earl of Melfort, one of their to answer at the baptismal font for the infant son of chief ministers, they had not gone many steps the Earl of Manchester, then ambassador in France.
they, who has assumed the additional sur- represented Calne in parliament in 1713, name and arms of Hopkins, and is the pre- and Wootton Basset the following year. He sent Lieutenant-General RICHARD NORTHEY- m. 19th September, 1721, Abigail, only Hopkins, of Oving House.
daughter of Sir Thomas Webster, bart. of
Battle Abbey, in Sussex, and by that lady, family of Northey.
who wedded, secondly, Sir Edmund Tho
mas, bart. of Wenvoe Castle, had issue, The surname of NorthEY is supposed 1. WILLIAM, his heir. to have been taken from Northy, Northey, u. Edward, b. in 1728, d. 30th May, or Northeway, in the county of Gloucester.
1749. The family before us has been however from III. Thomas, not twenty-one in 1749. a remote era resident of Wiltshire, and has enjoyed there the highest consideration and
1. Anna, m. to John Whitby, esq. of first local influence.
Cresswell Hall, in the county of StafSir EDWARD NORTHEY, knt. of Epsom,
ford, and grandmother of Lucy Whitin Surrey, second son of William Northey,
by, m. to Edward Berkely Portman, esq. b. in 1651, was M. P. for Tiverton,
esq. of Brianston, in the county of Devon, in 1710, 1713, and 1714, and attor
Dorset. ney-general to her majesty, Queen Anne. Mr. Northey d. 10th November, 1738, aged He m. Anne, sister and co-heir of Sir Wil- forty-eight, was buried at Epsom, and sucliam Jollife, and by that lady, who d. 13th ceeded by his son, August, 1743, had issue,
William Norther, esq. of Ivey House, Edward, d. in 1774, leaving issue.
Wilts, L.L.D. F.R.S. lieutenant-colonel of William, of whom presently.
the county militia, one of the commissioners Anne, m. to John, Lord Raymond, of GEORGE III.* This distinguished gentleman,
for trade, and groom of the chamber to King Abbots Langley, the lord chief jus
a leading and eloquent member of the oppotice.
sition, in the House of Commons, during the Elizabeth, d. unm. in 1764. Rebecca, m. to Thomas Bradshaw, esq. sented Calne, in 1747 ; Maidstone, in 1762 ;
eventful period in which he lived, repreSir Edward Northey d. 16th August, 1723, and Bedwin, in 1770. He married Anne, and was buried at Epsom, where the follow- daughter of the Right Honourable EDWARD ing beautiful inscription records his memory. Hopkins, M.P. secretary of state for Ire“ Edwardus Northey, eques auratus, sere- land, and d. in 1770, having had, nissimis Gulielmo tertio, Annæ, Georgio,
1. WILLIAM, of Box, in Wiltshire, M.P. procuratoris in causis generalis functus mu
for Newport, in Cornwall, from 1797 nere, iterato toties honori non impar, sine
to the time of his decease in 1826 or fastu sustinuit, sine querelâ reliquit, inter
1827. pres legum fidus et indefessus. Tam lubri
II. Edward, of Kinlet, in Salop, M.A. cam provinciam eâ fessit felicitate, ut nec
in holy orders, one of the canons of subditis grave jus regium, nec regibus sub
Windsor, b. 22nd October, 1754, m. ditorum viderentur privilegia. Titulos non
3rd March, 1794, Charlotte, second semel ampliores, eâdem solicitudine quâ alii
daughter, of the Rev. Edward Tayambiunt oblatos recusavit; non tamen otio
lor, of Bifrons, in Kent, and sister of indulgens inhonesto, non animi viribus dif
Sir Herbert Taylor (see vol. iii. p. fisus, sed officiorum saturet dignitates. Fa
109), and d. in 1828, leaving issue, mam boni civis, patroni strenui, viri probi,
Edward-Richard, an officer in the amici simplicis, non effectatem meritis re
army, and in the field of Waterportavit; patrem, maritum, herum gravis
loo, who m. Charlotte, daughter simo cum luctu desiderant liberi, uxor,
of Lieut.-General Sir George famuli: beneficium meminerent isti, quorum
Anson, G.C.B. uncle to the Earl inopiæ sublevandæ proventus universi deci
of Lichfield. man quot annis erogavit. Unicam uxorem
William - Brooke, captain in the duxit Annam filiam Johannis Jolliffe, patricii
Coldstream Guards, who married Londinensi, familiâ apud Staffordienses an
Agnes, dau. of General Borcel, tiquissima generosa, ipse inter Essexienses
and niece of Baron Fagel, in stirpe Oriundus: liberos Gulielmum, Ed
Holland. wardum, Elizebetham et Rebeccam, reliquit superstites. Annam, Roberto Raymond, Eq.
Charlotte. aurato nuptam, immaturâ morte præceptam
Lucy. setlevit. Obiit die Augusti, A.D. 1723, 72
Mary. annos natus. Patri optimo Gulielmus pri III. RICHARD. mogenitus H. M.P." His son,
WILLIAM NORTHEY, esq. of Compton Bas There is undoubted authority for Mr. Northey's set, in Wiltshire, held estates at Box, Hasel- having been offered a peerage by George II, and bury, and Ditchbridge, in that county, and GEORGE 111.
NORTHEY: quartering, CHAMBERLEN, BACON, I]. Charlotte, all d. unm.
QUAPLADDE, De KIRTON, LUDHAM, THORPE. III. Harriot,
Crests—1st, a tower per bend indented, Lucy,
ar. and gu. from the battlements flames isThe third and youngest son having inherited suant ppr. for Hopkins; 2nd, a cockatrice, the estates of his maternal ancestors, as- flames issuant from the mouth ppr. for Norsumed, in consequence, the additional surname and arms of HOPKINS, and is now Estates-Oving House, with the manors Lieutenant-General Norther-HOPKINS, of of Whitchurch, North Marston, and WinOving House.
chenden, in Buckinghamshire; and the Arms-Quarterly : 1st and 4th sa, a chev. manors of Barston, Foleshill Allesly, Shortarg. charged with three roses gu. between ly, East End Hawkstead, Stonely, and Pinethree matchlocks or, for HOPKINS ; 2nd and ly, in Warwickshire. 3rd or, on a fess az. between three panthers Town Residence-Gloucester Place. statant semés of estoiles ar. two lilies of the Seats-Oving House, Bucks; and Barlast, with a rose in centre gold stem, vert. for / ston Park, Warwickshire.
FORTESCUE, OF DROMISKEN AND RAVENSDALE PARK.
FORTESCUE, THOMAS, esq. of Dromisken Castle and Ravensdale Park, both in the county of Louth, b. 9th March, 1815, succeeded to the representation of the family upon the demise of his father, the late Colonel Chichester Fortescue, and to the estates of the Lords Clermont at the decease in 1833 of Sir Harry Goodricke.
Sir FAITHFUL FORTESCUE,* son of John Fortescue, esq. of Buckland Filleigh, in the county of Devon, by Susanna, his second wise, daughter of Sir John Chichester, knt. of Raleigh (see vol. ii. p. 546), went over to Ireland in the beginning of the reign of James I. and commanded a regiment of foot there under bis uncle, the lord deputy, Sir Arthur Chichester, by whom he was knighted, and appointed 14th November, 1606, jointly with Roger Langford, esq. governor of Carrickfergus. He acquired also considerable landed possessions, including Dromisken Castle, lying ten miles from Drogheda, with broad and fertile lands in the counties of Louth, ' Down, and Antrim. During the subsequent civil conflicts of the reign of
Charles I. Sir Faithful Fortescue rendered This family, influential both in England essential service to his ill-fated master, and and in Ireland, deduces its origin from Sir after the disastrous battle of Worcester, RICHARD LE Forte, a gallant soldier in the where with his regiment he prominently army of the Conqueror, who is said to have distinguished himself, retired to the conprotected his royal master at the celebrated tinent with Charles II. After the Rebattle of Hastings by bearing a stout shield storation he enjoyed in an eminent degree before him ; from which circumstance, the the royal favour, and was made a gentleman French word “ Escue” (a shield) was added of the privy chamber to his majesty. Sir to the original surname of “ Forte," and Faithful m. the Hon. Anne Moore, second thus gave Fortescue. From this warrior, daughter of Gerald, Viscount Drogheda, and through a long line of eminent personages, by her, who d. 5th September, 1634, had a direct male descent is brought down to
issue, the present period, but as we have given
1. Chichester, whose only daughter in vol. ii. p. 541–547, when detailing the Portescues of Fallapit and of Buckland
* Sir Faithful Fortescue was great-great-grandFilleigh, a lengthened narrative, it will now
son of William Fortescue, esq. of Buckland Filsuffice to refer thereto, and to continue the leigh, the younger brother of John Fortescue, history of the branch of the family which ancestor of the Earls Fortescue, and directly settled in Ireland, and attained such import- descended from Sir John Fortescue, Lord Chief ance in that part of the empire.
Justice of England in 1442.