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for him, his wife, and their only son ther, and cross breast-knot; a third Philip, who died without issue, as he behind her left shoulder, in blue, with was returning in haste from Sweden brown breast-knot; the eldest laugh(where he was Envoy), to take a last ter's left hand holds the right hand farewell of his father: he married of the fourth, in yellow, with blue Elizabeth, second daughter and coheir ribbons: three have pearls in their of Lord Frechville.

hair; the eldest and youngest are like

their mother: over the two other Your Correspondent has thanks for sons are in the air two cherubs' heads. his note respecting Sir Nicholas He- Under the legs of the Earl's horse is ron: it shall be inserted in the Ad- a view of a city. This was probably denda to the third and concluding the work of Van Dyck; and the two volume of the History of Surrey, children in the air, who died infants, which is in great forwardness. W. B. complete the ten on the tomb.

A lady and child in yellow swaddling Mr. URBAN,

Sept. 3. clothes laced, and broad border of AVING ncver seen any descrip- roses.

Lady Catharine, second daughter ing Portraits in Earl Poulett's house of John first Earl Poulett, and wife of at Hinton St. George, co. Somerset, John Parker, esq. Gibson pinx. an account of thein is here attempted. Letitia Poulett, daughter of John

The mansion stands under the hill,, third Lord Poulett, and wife of Sir West from the church, in a beauti-' William Monson, bart. at a fountain, fully wooded park, but now much in black hair, yellow and blue drathinned. The garden front was built pery. Gibson pinx. by Inigo Jones*.

John second Earl Poulett, when a Al the upper end of the great par- boy, in red coat and blue waistcoat, lour, a groupe of family portraits, with a dog. representing John first Earl Pouleit Sir Anthony Poulett, governor of on a gray horse, one of his three sons Jersey, and father of John first Baron. on another gray one, standing at his Hilliard. Whole length, hair red, right hand in slashed sleeves, his bat square beard, black armour, and silver and feather under his right arm, and joints and edges, dagger at his right his other two sons following him on hand, sword at his lelt, truncheon in light brown horses, each baving one his right hand, plain falling cravat, fore leg lifted up. They are all broad fringed gold garters to his habited in light brown striped jackets knees, black boots, silver spurs, left and breeches, high boots, hat and hand on red leather fringed cover to fcather, curled hair, switches, eleva- table, on which lies his helmet open ted, and military saddles. Three of the and plumc. In a canton behind, a horses have very keen eyes, particu- view of Jersey: a letter on the table, larly the first brown. Lady Poulett superscribed, “A Monsieur Paulet, and her five daughters, the youngest chevalier, governeur de l'Isle de Jerholding hei mother's hand, meet them , sey.” under the entrance of a building. She Vere,third Earl Poulett, by Gibson ; is in black, with a laced handkerchief leaning his left arm on a table on a and ruffles, curled brown hair and cap and feather; V. P. in front, and bandeau, white ribbon round her view of a house behind hiin. waist ; her left hand hangs down, ber Susannah, daughter of John first right gives a rose to her youngest Earl Poulett, by Gibsoo, emptying a daughter, who is looking up dressed basket of flowers on a pedestal with in white, with orange ribbons round the Poulett arms. her waist and at her breast, and in Hon. Peregrine Poulett, second son her hair. The eldest daughter is first of John first Earl Poulett, dressing behind her mother, in pale red laced a collared deer with flowers, his right neckerchief and ruffles, blue ribbons hand on its head, blue coat, belt, and round her waist and at her wrist, and feather. a blue cross knot on her neck, with a Three-quarters, John second Baron necklace; another daughter behind Poulett, in cap, curled brown hair, Her right shoulder, in a cap and fea- armour, leather doublet, lance

in his right hand, and his left brown Walpole's Anecdotes, vol. II. p. 176. gloves. Hales.




across a


Susannah, daughter of Philip third Mrs. Bertie, daughter of Sir Ed. Earl of Pembroke, and second wife of ward Manning, and mother of the John third Baron Poulett. Gibson. first Countess Poulett. Kneller.

William Powlet, Marquis of Win- Five old rounds of chester, by Holbein ; large nose, cap,

1. puffed ruff, collar of St. George, staff 2. Mary Tracy, wife of Horace in his left hand, on fore finger a seal Lord Vere, and mother of the second with the Poulet arms, two rings on Baroness Poulett, by Gibson : her his left.

head in a millstone rúff. John first Earl Poulett; in robes 3. Horace Lord Vere, father of the and coronet. Kpeller.

second Baroness Poulelt; fine hair, Sir Amias Poulett, Chancellor of the ruff, piked beard, blue mantie. most noble Order of the Garter, by 4. Earl of Pembroke, by Gibson ; Zucchero; black cap studded with in white shirt, collar tied with a blue jewels, red whiskers, grey cropt hair, ribbon, rose in his right hand. Jaced ruff, jewels for buttons, Garter 5. Au elder mali, in brown hair and and George, which his left hand whiskers, and falling band; Sir Ed. touches, Poulet arms on ring stone ward Manning. on fore finger, a square ring on his In the yellow little finger.

Whole-length of Catharine, daughJohn third Baron Poulett; three ter of Henry Lord Norreyes and wife quarters, by Kneller ; in wig, armour, of Sir Anthony Poulett, by Holbein; truncheon, sash, left hand on his hel- smiling countenance; loose array, met.

laced ruffs and ruffles, head reclining Elizabeth, youngest daughter, of on her shoulder, her left hand on a John first Baron Poulett, wife of table and laced cushion, her right William Ashburnham ; in hair, white hand pendant holds a red book and satin, sticking flowers in a pot. Three- blue string, blue shoes. quarters, by Hales.

Three-quarters, in Chancellor's In Queen Anne's dressing-room : robes and fur, keeper's seal, William

A small portrait of the Earl, by Legge first Earl of Dartmouth. GibHolbein.

Under him, the lady from Wolve- Round head of Mary, daughter of toa house; with George and Garter Horace Lord Vere, wife of Sir Roger round her neck, close ruff, small neck- Townshend, bart. and afterwards of Jace, high shouldered gown, purled Mildmay Fane Earl of Westmoreland, bandeau.

and sister of the second Baroness The Pembroke family at Wilton, Poulett. Riley. in small, by Gibson.

Philip Herbert, fifth Earl of PemSusannah, second wife of John third broke, father of Susannab Baroness Lord Poulett, was daughter of Philip Poulet, by Old Stone ; in red and Earl of Pembroke.

white doublel, his right hand bare on The Duke of Gloucester, Queen' his breast, his left a-kimbo in a brown Anne's son.

glove. Duke of Marlborongh.

Margaret, daughter of Sir Robert Charles the First.

Sawyer, knt and wife of Thomas Head of Catharine Countess of eighth Earl of Pembroke, by Dahl ; Pembroke, and daughter of Sir Wil. his left hand on a cushion, his right liam Villiers, and mother of Lady on his breast. Poulett; in curled brown hair, neck. Thomas Herbert, eighth Earl of lace, laced blue round the shoulders Pembroke, brother of Susannah Baaud breast.

roness Poulett; in armour, with trun. On the stair head, over a door, a cheon. stiff painting of the two daughters of Another room above: Sir Anthony Poulett; in rusts, green Baptist Noel Viscount Campden, jackets, and hair.

1679; round head, by C. Marrait. Head of Sir Anthony Poulett, go- Whole-length of Lady Mary Vere, vernor of Jersey, in arinour. daughter of John 16th Earl of Ox

In the state room, over the door: ford, Lord Great Chamberlain of

Countess of Carlisle, daughter of England, and wife of Lord WilloughEdward Lord Howard of Escrick, by by of Eresby, by Hilliard; light brown Mrs. Beale.

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(buttoned), mantle like Earl, Lord Great Chamberlain of Enge moner's gown, with laced frogs to land; in armour, with garter, boot sleeves and - toward the bot- foot, his right hand on a truncheon, tom, laced apron with gold fringe, bis left hand gloved on his hip. Old red stockings, white shoes, large Stone. black spaniel sitting holds her glove Catharine, daughter of Horatio doubled in his mouth, her left hand Lord Vere, and first wife of John on his head, her right on her other second Baron Poulett; whole length; glove on a velvet cushion on in white satin, her right hand across; armed chair.

her left holds up the drapery. GibWhole-length of Elizabeth Countess of Essex, daugbter of Sir William Marquis of Hamilton; whole length; Poulet, and wife of Robert Devereux dark, swarthy, greenish doublet studthird Earl of Essex, by Mytens ; in ded, large whitish boots, gloves, a black satin, hair undressed, two ear- stick in his right hand, his hat in his drops, striped sleeves, her right hand left. Myttens. pendant, ber left on crape black veil, Hon. Peregrine Bertie, son of Monon a table.

tague second Earl of Lindsey; threePeregrine Bertie Lord Willoughby quarters length; in armour, red of Eresby, whole-length, by Hilliard"; gown. Mrs. Beale. falling ruff, his right hand gloved on In another room,called «« The Royal dagger, bis left bare on his breast, Room :" sword, right boot turned down, white Thomas Savage, Earl of Rivers ; satin knee.

in robes. Gibson. John Vere loth Earl of Oxford, Queen Elizabeth ; globe and cross Lord Chamberlain of England, piked in her right hand, black and gold petbeard, dark hair, white gloves, right ticoat, a chair behind, and over it the band on table, on his knuckles, fin- arms of England. Zucchero. gers doubled, staff in band; three- Edward VI. ; standing in robes of quarters.

the Garter and George, gloves iu his Mary Countess of Exeter, daughter right hand, his left on his belt, slipof Mildmay Fane Earl of Westmore. pers like straw. Sir A. More. land, and niece to Catharine second Prince Ropert; in robes. Sir P. Baroness Poulett; three-quarters Lely. length, by Mrs. Beale.

Bridget, daughter of the Hon. PeHerbert, son of Philip fourth Earl regrine Bertie, and wife of Jobo first of Pembroke, uncle of Susannah Earl Poúlett. Gibson. Baroness Poulett, by Peter Lely; Thomas Osborne, first Duke of three-quarters length, round, looking Leeds; in robes and staff. Gibson. over his left shoulder, long thin brown John first Earl Poulett; three-quara hair, blue gown.

ters length; in robes. Gibson. George Villiers Duke of Bucking- Henrietta - Maria; three-quarters bám, Catharine his duchess, and their length. Van Dyck. eldest son and daughter. He sits in Queen Anne, when young; in yel, garter and striped coat, black hair low gown. And Prince George, sit, and whiskers, and ... beard. His ting; in armour, and guns before lady has the love-lock and slashed him. Gibsop. sleeves. He holds the hem of his. Charles I.; three-quarters length; son's frock, who reaches forward to in armour, his right hand on a glass his sister, who holds flowers in her globe, crown and sceptre by it, a lap.

truncheon in his left. Van Dyck. Charles Lord Herbert, son of the John Holles, Duke of Newcastle, Earl of Pembroke, and uncle of Su- in robes; three-quarters length. Gibsannah Baroness Poulett; in armour son. and gauntlets. Van Dyck.

In another room : Philip fourth Earl of Pembroke; Anne Duchess of York, reclined, his right hand extended, in his left Gibson. a glove, and staff and garter. Old In the Dining-room: Stone.

Hon. Francis Poulett, second son of Montague Lord Willoughby, colo- John first Baron ; in a jacket and nel of the regiment of guards, second sword, holding a flag furled; three, Earl of Lindsey, son to Robert first quarters length. Hales.


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Hon. Amias Poulett, third son of Francis Fulford,


Kneller. John first Baron ; in gown and hair, Letitia, daughter of John third hands on helmet, army in back ground. Baron Poulett, and wife to Sir William Hales.

Monson; hair over temples, as beLady Susannah Poulett,third daugh- fore. Gibson. ter of John first Earl, half naked ; an Drawing-room: aviary, tree, and squirrel. Gibson. Three-quarters length; Florence,

Letitia daughter of John third Ba- daughter of John first Baron Poulett, ron Poulett, and wife to Sir William and wife of Thomas Smith, esq. of Monson, bart. Gibson.

Long Ashton, co. Somerset. Hales. Edmund Bastard, esq. grandson to

John first Earl Poulett; shooting. the first Earl Poulett, when a child. With a dog; whole length. Kelly. Creed.

Helena, daughter of John first Lady Bridget Bastard, second daugh- Baron Poulett; wife of William Wilter of John first Earl Poulett. Gibson. mot, esq. of Charlton, Berkshire,

Mr. Johnston, Secretary of State in Hales. Scotland. Gibson.

Margaret, daughter of John first Catherine, daughter of John second Baron Poulett, and wife of Dennis Baron Poulett, wife of Mr. Secretary Rolle, of Steventon, Devon; black Johnston. Mrs. Beale.

spaniel in lap, his left foot in her right Polexfen Bastard, esq. son-in-law hand, Hales. to John first Earl Poulett. Creed. Charlotte, daughter of Philip sem In the Library:

venth Earl of Pembroke, and wife of Three-quarters length of Henry Thomas Lord Windsor. Gibson. Bertie, sixth son of Robert first Earl Susannah, daughter of John first of Lindsey.

Baron Poulett, and wife of Michael Vere, second daughter of John Warton, esq. of Beverley; her left second Baron Poulett. Gibson. hand in a plate of peaches, right hand

John Noel, son of Viscount Camp. holding up drapery. Hales. den. P. Lely.

Michael Warton, esq. son-in-law of Two beggars, or beggar boys. Mu- John first Baron Poulett; in armour rillo.

and truncheon. Hales. Robert first Earl of Lindsey ; with Sir William Monson, bart. of Burthe Garter, bald pate, black hair, ton, in Lancashire. John Riley, whiskers, and short pointed beard. Vertumnus and Pomona. Murillo.

Susannah Poulett, as before; half Mrs. Henley, daughter of Perepaked. Gibson.

grine Bertie, and sister of the first Hon. Anne Poulett, fourth son of Countess Poulett; in yellow, blue John first Earl ; holding a stick. mantle, with roses in it, long thin Queen Anne came to Hinton to stand ruffles, Hogarth. She was first godmother to him. Gibson.

married to Anthony Henley, esq. of Baptist Noel, son of Viscount Camp- the Grange, Hants; secondly to Henden ; in armour and gown, his left ry, third son of James Earl of Abingband on a cast head. Sir P. Lely. don, who died 1735, before her.

John third Baron Poulett; head. In the Library are four volumes of Gibson.

MS Letters of Secretary Johnston. Susannah, daughter of John third Two MS volumes of History ; beBaron Poulett; head. Kneller. ginning, “ So black a scene of proviAnti-room :

dence as is now, gives me dismal apThree-quarters length; Bridget prehensions."--" written in the 40th

”Noel, daughter of Viscount Campden; year of my age.”, with crook and lamb.


** Reputation by long and painful Catharine second Baroness Poulett; talent of writing history. My mother head. Gibson.

is Rachel Johnston, eldest sister of Sir Thomas More; collar of ss. Archibald Johnston, my father, after letter in hand. Holbein.

M. A. in Scotland 16 years, sent to bis Dryden. Kneller.


P. Q. Sir Hugh Smith, bart. grandson of John first Baron Poulett. Dobson.


Aug. 10. Margaret, daughter of John second Baron Poulett, and wife of Francis

A Fulford, esq. Kueller.

to look into Mr. Lysovg's Magia Alcxander Pope. Kneller. Britannia, where, at p. 113, Bedford


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shire, I found the following passage: titles of Baroness of Loughneagh and viz.

Viscountess Massereene will devolve « They are the Tombs of the Rothe

on the Earl's only child, the Lady rams of Someries: one of them was that Harriet Skeftington, who married, of Sir Thomas Rotheran, nephew of the Nov. 20, 1810, the Right Hon. ThoArchbishop of York, who married Ka- mas Henry Foster, only son of the therine, only child of Anthony Lord Right Hon. John Foster, late Chan. Grey, of Ruthin, son of Edmund Earl of cellor of the Exchequer for Ireland, Kent. This Anthony Lord Grey, who by Margaretta, in her own right is erroneously supposed to have died Viscountess Ferrard. Lady Harriet without issue, lies buried in the same Foster, therefore, it appears, on her chapel," &c.

father's demise without issue male, This particular notice, I must con- becomes, in her own right, Viscountess fess, struck me with great astonish- Massereene, and Baroness of Loughment; as in Collips's Parliamentary neagh, as heir general of the body of Precedents, there is detailed, at large, Sir John Clotwortby, the first Visthe case of William Dethick, Garter count Massereene. King of Arms, and George Rotheram, A question may arise out of the who were charged by the then Earl wording of this patent (which some of Kent, with a conspiracy, in at- of your Correspondents may perhaps tempting to make a false pedigree, solve), whether, when the title once with a view to divest the said Earl of goes to the heir general, it will conthe Barony of Grey of Ruthin; on tinue to descend (like a title in fee) which complaint the before-named to the female line : for instance, supGarter and Rotherain were both found pose Lady Harriet succeeds to the guilty, and sentenced to an ignomi- Viscounty, and leaves two sons; the vious punishment.

elder son succeeds, and leaves a daughNow, if Messrs. Lysons be correct ter only, would the title then go to in their statement, it is evident that the male heir (Lady Harriet's second Garter and Rotheram were most son), or to the heir general, the daughhardly and unjustly treated. But if ter of the eldest son? The daughter the circumstances of the investigation, of the elder son would be, I

presume, which was made upon their conduct, the heir general of the body of Sir authorized the sentence they expe- Johu Clotworthy. rienced, it is equally evident that

A CONSTANT READER. Messrs. Lysops have fallen into a very gross error.


Aug. 20.

AM astonished to see the editors Mr. URBAN,

Aug. 18. of the pobiic newspapers, as also EATSON, io his Political Index, many other well-informed writers, ing abstract of the patent granted by do in giving the titles of our Nobility. Charles II. in 1660, to Sir John Clot- I am no adept in heraldry, but humworthy, knt. entailing on him the bly conceive that, when a Marquis or title of Viscount Massereene, viz. : an Earl takes his title from a place, “ Sir John Clotworthy, knt. Baron of

he should invariably be styled the Loughneagh, and Viscount Massereene, Marquis or the Earl of that place. in the county of Antrim, with limitation For instance- I should say the Mara of these honours, on failure of male issue quis of Winchester, and the Earl of of his own body, to his son-in-law, Sir Shrewsbury, because they derive their Jobn' Skeffington, bart. and his issue titles from those places. But when male by Mary his wife, daughter of the the family name is adopted for a title, said Sir John Clotworthy: and on de- it is self-evident that the of should be fault of such issue, to the heirs general omitted. For example, I would not of the body of Sir John Clotwortly." say the Marquis of Wellesley, nor the

From the wording of this patent, Earl of Stanbope, because by so doing it

appears, that on the decease with. I should obviously offend against the out issue male of Chichester Skeffing- roles of propriety, which demand ton, fourth Earl, and seventh Viscount that they should be called Marquis Massereene (who is the only male. Wellesley, and Earl Stanhope ; yet descendant of Sir John Skeffington, how often do we see and hear these bart. and Mary Clotworthy), the blunders (for blunders they manifestly



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