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11. SiR John Fitz-John, of whom presently. iii. MAURice Fitz-John, ancestor to the knight of Kerry. I v. THOMAS Fitz-Jo HN, ancestor to the Fitz-Geralds of the island of Kerry. John Fitz-Thomas Fitz-GekAld, Lord of Decies and Desmond, by virtue of his royal seigniory as a count palatine, created three of his sons, by the second marriage, knights, and their descendants have been so styled in acts of parliament, patents under the great seal, and all legal proceedings up to the present time; and having founded the monastery of Tralee, was buried there in 1260. His second son, SiR Joh N Fitz-John, knt. to whom his father gave the castles of Glyncorbury and Beagh, county Limerick, was the first knight of Glyn, and left issue, 1. Joh N Fitz-John, his successor. 11. GERALD Fitz-John, ancestor to the family of Clenlish and Castle Ishen, in the county of Cork, baronets. Sir John Fitz-John was s. by his eldest son, Sir John Fitz-John, del Glyn, knt. who was s. by his son, SIR Thomas Fitz-John, del Glyn, knt. Custos Pacis in partibus O'Connyll 20th Edward III. 1346, and gave hostages for his fealty in 1345. He was s. by his son, Sir John Fitz-Thomas, del Glyn, knt. living in 1331, hostage for his father's fealty in 1345, left issue, 1. Thomas Fitz-John, his successor. 11. Philip Fitz-John, who left a son, Thomas, successor to his uncle. Sir John Fitz-Thomas was s. by his eldest Son, SiR Thomas Fitz-John, del Glyn, knt. 1351, d. s. p. and was s. by his nephew, SiR Thomas Fitz-Philip Fitz-John, who was s. by his son, EDMUND Fitz-Thom As Fitz-GERALD, knt. of Glyn, m. Mary, dau. of Thomas, Lord Kerry, and dying in 1503, was succeeded by his son, Thomas Fitz-GERALD, knight of Glyn, styled sometimes knight of the valley, seized

of the manors of Glyn and Castleton Beagh, attainted 18th HENRY VIII., and again 11th

of Elizabeth, was s. by his son, Thomas Fitz-GERAld, who was attainted with his father, and executed 11th of Queen Elizabeth, leaving a daughter, Ellen, wife of Sir Edmond Fitz-Harris, knt. and a son, his successor, Edmond Fitz-GERAld, knt. of Glyn, pardoned and restored to his estates, 25th No

vember, 1603. He m. Honora, daughter of

Owen M'Carthy Reagh, and was s. by his

Thomas Fitz-Gerald, knt. of Glyn, who

had livery of his lands 18th December, 1628.

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ter, Killamey More, Killaney Beg, Kinard, Lower Ballyquiltinane, Parkavohane Freehold, Tulliglass, and the town of Glyn, being a market and post town, all in the barony of Shanid, in the county of Limerick and parish of Kilfergus, containing 5,836

acres, held by re-grant from Queen ElizaBeth, dated 13th June, 30th of her reign. The manor was perfected by act of parlia

ment 11th Elizabeth, cap. 11. Sep. 3. Seat—Glyn Castle.


MONCK, JOHN-BLIGH, esq. of Coley Park, in the county of Berks, b. 8th August, 1811, succeeded his father in December, 1834.

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This is a branch of the ancient stock of MoNck, of Potheridge, in the county of Devon (whence sprung the celebrated George, Duke of Albemarle), which was established in England by one of the companions in arms of the ConqueroR. CHARLes Monck, esq. grandson of Robert Monck, of Hatherby, in Devon, a younger son of William Moyne or Monck, of Potheridge, was constituted, in 1627, surveyorgeneral of all the customs in Ireland, and purchased estates in the county of Westmeath. He m. Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Sir John Blennerhasset, one of the barons of the Exchequer, and was s. by his only son, HENRY MONck, esq. who m. 1st May, 1673, Sarah, daughter and heiress of Sir Thomas Stanley, knt. of Grange Gorman, in the county of Dublin, and had issue, GEORGE, his heir, who m. the Hon. Mary Molesworth, and had issue, Henry-Stanley, surveyor-general of the customs, m. Miss Jane Percy, and had issue. George-Paul, M.P. for Coleraine, m. Lady Araminta Beresford, and had a son, Henry, of Fowre, in Westmeath, who left by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of the Earl of Arran, two daughters,

Catherine, married to Lord Oranmore.

Elizabeth, m. to Rear-admiral Sir Charles Paget.

Sarah, m. to Robert Mason, esq. Margaret, m. to Robert Buller, esq. CHARLEs, barrister-at-law, who inherited the property of his maternal ancestors, at Grange Gorman, and was ancestor of Henry Stanley Monck, EARL of RATHDowne. (See BURKE's Peerage and Baronetage.) WILLIAM, of whom presently.

Jane, d. in infancy. Rebecca, m. to Chief-Justice John Forster, and had, with other issue, a dau. who m. in 1728, George Berkeley, D.D. the celebrated Bishop of Cloyne. Elizabeth, m. in 1707, to Joseph Kelly, esq. of Kellymount. The third son, WILLIAM Monck, esq. of the Middle Temple, bapt. 27th October, 1692, m. Dorothy, sister of John, first Earl of Darnley, and fourth daughter of Thomas Bligh, esq. of Rathmore, M.P. for the county of Meath, by Elizabeth, his wife, younger daughter of 3. James Naper, of Loughcrew. Mr. Monck was s. at his decease by his son, John Monck, esq. of Bath, who resided in that city for more than forty years, and at length died there 12th November, 1809. “Many,” says a writer in the Gentleman's Magazine, “will recollect with regret the urbanity of his manners, his cultivated taste,

| and his various and extensive attainments in

literary pursuits.” He possessed great wealth, and bequeathed a very considerable fortune to his second son, John BERKEley Monck, esq. of the Middle Temple, barrister-at-law, who purchased Coley and other estates in the neighbourhood of Reading. At the dissolution of parliament in 1812, Mr. Monck was invited to stand for that borough, but after a severe contest with Messrs. Lefevre and Simeon, suffered a defeat. In 1820, however, he

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TYNTE-KEMEYS, CHARLES-KEMEYS, esq. M.P. of Halsewell House, in the county of Somerset, and of Kevanmably, in Glamorganshire, F.A.S. colonel of the West

Somerset Cavalry, b. 29th May, 1779, m. Anne, daughter of the Rev. T. Leyson, and relict of Thomas Lewis, esq. of St. Pierre, in the county of Monmouth, by which lady, who died in April, 1836, he has issue, CHARLes-John, F.R.S. M.P. for the West

ern Division of Somersetshire, and major in the West Somerset Cavalry, a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for that county and for Monmouthshire, m. in 1820, Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir (with her sisters, Mrs. Bagot and Lady Pilkington,)

of Thomas Swinnerton, esq. of Butterton Hall, in the county of Stafford, by Mary, his wife, daughter and heir of Charles Milbourne, esq. of the Priory of Abergavonny, by Martha, second daughter of Edward, third Earl of Oxford (see

vol. iii. p. 601), and has issue, CHARLes-KEMEYs, b. in 1822. Milbourne-Kemeys, b. in 1823.

Anne, m. in 1827, to Sir William H. Cooper, bart. of Gogar, who d. in January,

1836. Jane, d. unm. in 1834.

Louisa, m. in 1834, to Simon Fraser Campbell, esq. kinsman to the Duke of

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Henrietta-Anne, m. in 1833, to T. A. Kemmis, esq. of the Grenadier Guards, late

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Colonel Kemeys-Tynte, a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for the counties of Somerset, Glamorgan, Monmouth, and Surrey, represents the borough of Bridgewater in

arliament. WILTON.

He is co-heir to the ancient baronies of WHARtoN and of GREY DE (See BURRE's Extinct and Dormant Peerage.)


The family of TYNTE has maintained for centuries a leading position in the West of England; of its surname tradition has handed down the following derivation: In the year 1192, at the celebrated battle of Ascalon, a young knight of the noble house of Arundel, clad all in white, with his horse's housings of the same colour, so gallantly

distinguished himself on that memorable field, that Rich ARD Coeur de Lion remarked publicly after the victory, “that the maiden knight had borne himself as a lion, and done deeds equal to those of six Croises (or Crusaders),” whereupon he conferred on him, for arms, a lion gu. on a field arg. between six crosslets of the first, and for motto, “Tynetus cruore Saraceno.” His descendants thence assuming the surname of TYNTE, settled, after some generations, in Somersetshire, enjoying considerable influence, and intermarrying with the principal county families. The representative of the Tyntes at the close of the sixteenth century, Edward TYNte, esq. of Wrexhall, in the county of Somerset, living in 1585, married, and had two sons, EDWARD, his heir; and Robert (Sir), knt. who settled in Ireland in 1645, and who was ancestor of the baronets of the name, resident in that part of the kingdom. The elder son, Edward TYNTE, esq. of Wrexhall, was father of Edward TYNte, esq. who purchased from his brother-in-law, John Aishe, esq. the manor of Chelvey, in the county of Somerset. He espoused Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Gorges, knt, of Wrexhall, in the same shire, and had John, Robert, Hugh, Dorothy, and Florence. He d. in 1629, and was s. by his eldest son, Joh N TYNTE, esq. of Chelvey, M. P. for Bridgewater in 1661, a devoted adherent of Royalty during the civil wars, and named in the list of gentlemen of large estates, intended to have been created knights of the Royal Oak. He m. Jane, daughter and heiress of Hugh Halse well,” of Halsewell, in the county of Somerset, son of Sir Nicholas Halsewell, and thus acquired the estate which has since been the chief residence of the family. By the heiress of Halsewell, he left a son and successor, HALsewell TYNte, esq. of Halsewell, who was created a BARoNet 7th June, 1673, in consideration of his father's distinguished services, and represented the town of Bridgewater in parliament in 1678. He m. Grace,


daughter and co-heir of Robert Fortescue, esq. of Filleigh, in the county of Devon, by Grace, his wife, daughter of the gallant Sir Beville Granville, knt. of Stow, and had issue, HALSewell, of New College, Oxford, who predeceased his father unm. Fortescue, who m. the daughter of — Giffard, esq. of Cannington, but d. v. p. s. p. His widow wedded secondly Hopton Wyndham, esq. and thirdly — Codrington, esq. of Gloucestershire. John, successor to his father. Robert, had an only daughter, who d. young. Grace, m. to Arthur Tremaine, esq. of Sydenham, in Devonshire. (See vol. i. p. 195). Sir Halsewell d. in 1702, and was s. by his eldest surviving son, SiR John TYNte, second baronet of Halsewell, who married Jane, eldest daughter of SIR CHARLEs KEMEYs, bart, of Kevanmably, in Glamorganshire, by Mary, his wife, dau. of Philip Lord Wharton, and had three sons and a daughter, viz. HALSewell, Joh N, CHARLES-KEMEYs, JANE, m. in 1737 to Major HAssell,+ of the Royal Horse Guards, Blue, son of John Hassell, esq. by Anne, his wife, daughter and heir of Thomas St. Quintin, esq. son of Sir William Quintin, bart. and had an only dau. and heiress, JANE HAssell, of whom presently, as inheritor of the estates of the families of KEMEYs and TYNTE. Sir John d. in March, 1710, and was s. by his eldest son,

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SiR HAlsewell TYNte, third baronet, of Halsewell, who was returned to parliament by the borough of Bridgewater, 1 George II. He m. Mary, daughter and heiress of John Walter, esq. of Brecon, and by her, who wedded secondly, in 1736, Pawlet St. John, esq. of Dogmersfield, had two daughters, who both died young. Sir Halsewell died in November, 1730, and was succeeded by his brother,

SiR John TYNte, fourth baronet, of Halsewell, in holy orders, rector of Goathurst, in Somersetshire, at whose decease unm. in August, 1740, the estates and representation of the family devolved on his brother,

SIR CHARLEs-KEM EYs TYNTE, fifth baronet, of Halsewell, LL.D. who represented the county in seven parliaments, and was colonel of the second battalion of Somerset militia. Sir Charles became, at the decease of his uncle, Sir Charles Kemeys, bart. of Kevanmably, representative of that very ancient family, and inherited their large estates in the counties of Glamorgan, Brecon, and Monmouth. He m. in March, 1737-8, Anne, daughter and co-heir of the Rev. Dr. Bushby, rector of Addington, in Bucks, but dying without issue, in 1785, his great possessions became vested in his niece,

JANE HAssell, who married Colonel Johnstone, of the 1st regiment of Foot Guards, groom of the bedchamber, and comptroller and master of the household to his Royal Highness, George, Prince of Wales (asterwards George IV.), who assumed, by royal license, the surnames of KEMEYs-TYNte. Colonel Kemeys Tynte d. in 1807, and his widow in 1825, leaving, with two daughters both unmarried, an only son, the present CHARLEs-KEMEYs KEMEYsTYNTE, esq. of Halse well House, in Somersetshire, and of Kevenmably, in Glamorganshire.

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The house of KEMEYs, originally De Camois, Camoes, and Camys, is of Norman extraction, and the name of its patriarch is to be found on the roll of Battle Abbey. Large possessions were granted to the samily in the counties of Sussex and Surrey, and so early as the year 1258 Ralph de Camois was a baron by tenure. He was succeeded by his son, Ralph de Camois, who was summoned to parliament 49 HENRY III. and his descendants sat among the peers of the realm until the demise issueless in 5 HENRY WI. of Hugh de Camois, who left his sisters, Margaret, m. to Ralf Rademelde, and Aleanor, wife of Roger Lewknor, his coheirs, (see BURKe’s Extinct Peerage). A branch of the family, which had settled in Pembrokeshire, there enjoyed large


possessions, and as Lords of Camaes and St. Dogmaels, exercised almost regal sway. In the conquest of Monmouthshire and Glamorganshire, the Camays were much distinguished, and were rewarded with grants of “Kemey's Commander,” and “Kemey's Inferior.” One branch” became established at Llanvarr Castle in Monmouthshire (now in the possession of Colonel Kemeys-Tynte); and another, fixing itself at the Began, in Glamorganshire, erected the mansion of Cefn-Mably, the residence of the present chief of the family. Edward KEMEYs, son of Edward Kemeys, who was at the conquest of Upper Gwent, married Nest, daughter and heiress of Andrew de Began, lord of Began, a lineal des– cendant of Blethyn Maynarch, lord of Brecon, and thus acquired the lordship of Began, which for centuries after was the principal abode of his descendants. His greatgreat-great-grandson, JENKIN KEMEYs, of Began, married Crisley, daughter of Morgan ap Llewellen, and had one son and a daughter, viz. JEvAN, his heir.

Margaret, m. to Jevan ap Morgan, of New Church, near Cardiff, in the county of Glamorgan, and was grandmother of Morgan Williams, living temp. HENRY VIII. who espoused the sister of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, and had a son, Sir Richard Williams, who assumed at the desire of HENRY VIII. the surname of his uncle CRomwell, and through the influence of that once powerful relative obtained wealth and station. His great-grandson was the Lord Protector Oliver. CRomwell. From Jenkin Kemeys' son Jevan lineally descended DAvid KEMEYs, esq. of Kevanmably, in Glamorganshire, who m. Katherine, dau. of Sir William Bawdripp, and was succeeded by his son, Rhys KeMeys, esq. of Llanvary, who wedded a daughter of William Aubrey, D.D. and was father of SIR Nicholas KEMEYs, of Kevanmably, who represented the county of Glamorgan in parliament, and was created a BARON et 13th May, 1642. This gentleman, remark

* A branch settled in Ireland, and founded the present highly respectable house of the name in that kingdom, of which H. Kemmis, esq. of Dublin, late captain in the Grenadier Guards, and M.P. for East Looe, is married to Colonel Tynte's youngest daughter, Henrietta.

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