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vii. Bigoe-Charles, b. 17th May, 1775, strong, esq. lieutenant royal Irish ar-
captain in the 57th regiment, d. unm. tillery, of the county of Fermanagh,

1. Catherine-Rebecca, m. 27th January, and had issue.
1784, to Hugh Conrahy, esq. and |The third son is the present Thomas-St.-
had issue. George ARMstroNG, esq. of Garry Castle.

ii. Mary, m. in 1792 to Captain William
Grant, of the Clare militia, son of Arms, &c. see Armstrong of Gallen.
James Grant, esq. and had issue. Estates—In the King's County.
iii. Elizabeth, m. in 1794, to John Arm- Seat—Garry Castle House.


ARMSTRONG, WILLIAM-BIGOE, esq. of Castle Iver, in the King's County, b. 19th July, 1768, m. in 1796, Jane-Wilhelmina, only child of James Ferrier, esq. general of engineers, and by her (who died 16th April, 1829, aged sixty-five, and was buried at Banagher), has an only child,

JAMEs-FERRIER, treasurer of the King's County, m. 14th January, 1836, Ho-
noria, eldest daughter of John Fleming, esq. of Stoneham Park, Hants, M.P.
for the southern division of that county.

Mr. Armstrong was for several years treasurer of the King's County.

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For this gentleman's descent, refer to that Arms—See Armstrong of Gallen. of “Armstrong of Garry Castle.” Estates—In the King's County. Seat—Castle Iver.


BINGHAM, THE REV. GEORGE, b. 4th June, 1803, succeeded to the representation of the very ancient family of Bingham, upon the demise of his uncle, the late Lieutenant-General Richard Bingham, in 1829, and will inherit the estates, should he outlive the General's widow, who has a life interest in them.

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The family of Bingham, of Saxon origin, Augustin de Bingham.

was originally seated at Sutton Bingham, in William de Bingham.
the county of Somerset, and thence removed
to Melcombe, in Dorsetshire. Ralph de Bingham.

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tomb in the nave of that edifice. Bingham's elder son, SiR RALPH de BINGHAM, had two sons, Willi AM (Sir), knt. of Sutton Bingham, living 40 HENRY III. whose daughter and heir, MARGARET, m. Ralph Lord Basset. Rob ERT. The second son, Robert BINGHAM, is said, in an old evidence, to have been lord of the manor of West Stafford, in 1246, and in an inquisition of the Abbey of Abbotsbury, 50 HENRY III. is stated to have given five shillings yearly rent in Upway, to that monastery. He m. Lucy, daughter and heir of Robert Turberville, knt. and was s. by his son, Robert de BINGHAM, who held at his death, 32 Edwa RD I. a tenement in West Stafford, of the king in chief, by service of half a knight's fee, as of the manor of Way Bayouse, which manor the king purchased of the heirs of Stephen Bayouse, and also the manor of Wolcomb Bingham. He m. Eleanor, daughter of Sir Andrew Wake, by Jane, his wife, daughter and heir of Sir Roger St. John, and had a son and heir, Richard DE BINGHAM, who is mentioned by inquisition to hold lands in Melcomb. He m. Parnelle, daughter of Sir Geoffrey Warnhulle or Warmwell, knt. by Ann, his wife, daughter of Sir John Mohun, and dying 11 Edward II. (1317) was s. by his son, Robert De BINGHAM, aged twenty-two at his father's decease, m. Catharine, daughter of Thomas Aston, and was father of Rich ARD DE BINGHAM, living in 1404, who died before 9 HENRY IV. leaving, by Catherine, his wife, daughter of Thomas Silvester, a son and successor, Robert De BINGHAM, of Melcomb, who m. Margaret, daughter of John Frampton, esq. of Moreton, (see page 194,) and dying in 1431, left two sons, Sir John Bingham, knt. who died issueless, and Rich ARD BINGHAM, esq. of Melcomb, who m. two wives, but left at his decease in 1480, issue only by the first Margaret, daughter of John Basket, esq. viz. a son and successor, Robert BINGHAM, esq. of Melcomb, who m. Joan, daughter of John Delalynde, esq. of Winterbourne, Clenston, and had issue, Robert, his heir; William ; Catherine, m. to William Lanterton, and Anne, m. to Mark Hayes. He d. in 1524, was buried at Melcomb, and s. by his elder son, Robrkt BiNgh AM, esq. of Melcomb, who m. Alice, daughter of Thomas Coker, esq. of Mapouder, and had eight sons and two daughters, viz. 1. Robert, his heir. 11. Christopher. 111. Richard (Sir), knt. one of the most eminent soldiers of the period in which he lived. In 1578, he proceeded with many other volunteers

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to the Netherland, and as lieutenant to Colonel Henry Cavendish, behaved with great valour in the action of Rijmemam, near Mechlin, against John of Austria. In 1585, having already achieved by his good sword, a high martial reputation, Sir Richard was made governor of Connaught, and prominently distinguished himself, in conjunction with the Earl of Clanrickarde, in subduing Thomas O'Rourke and the Irish rebels. He continued for some years in the government of Connaught, but the Province having complained of his severity he was recalled to England, and committed to custody: but in 1598, he was sent back into Ireland, with the authority of Marshal of that kingdom, and General of Leinster, to reduce Tyrone, who had rebelled, but he died soon after his arrival, leaving an only daughter. His remains were brought over and interred in Westminster Abbey, where a tablet was placed, inscribed with these lines:

Here under resteth Sir Richard Bingham, knt. of the ancient family of the Binghams, of Bingham Melcomb, in the county of Dorset, who from his youth was trained up in military affairs, and served in the time of Queen Mary at St. Quintins, in the Western Islands of Scotland, And in Britain : in the time of Queen Elizabeth, at Leith in Scotland: In the isle of Candy under the Venetians; At Cabo Chrio, and the famous battle of Lepanto, against the Turks; in the civil wars of France, in the Netherlands, and at Smerwick, where the Romans and Irish were vanquished. After he was made governor of Connaught, where he overthrew the Irish Scots, expelled the traitorous Orourke, suppressed divers rebellions, and that with small charges to her Majesty; maintaining that province in a flourishing state, by the space of thirteen years. Fo for his good services was made Marshall of Ireland and General of Leinster; Where, at Dublin, in an assured faith in Christ, he ended this transitory Life, the 19th of Jan.-An. Dom. 1598 AEt. 70.

Camden mentions Sir Richard as “Wir genere claro et antiquo in agro Dorsettensi, sed veteranae militiae gloria clarior.” Iv. GeoRGE (Sir) knt. who served under his brother in the Irish wars, and was governor of Sligo about the year 1596, where he was afterwards killed by Ulick Burgh, an ensign, who delivered up the castle to O'Donnel and the Irish insurgents. Sir George, in conjunction with his brother Sir Richard, cut a way through the Curlow mountains in the county of Roscommon, before impassable. He m. Cicely, daughter of Robert Martin, esq. of Athelhampton in Dorsetshire, and was ancestor of the BINGHAMs settled in Ireland, whose chief is EARL of LUCAN. v. Roger, d. s. p. v1. John (Sir), knt. an officer in Ireland. vii. Thomas. viii. Charles. 1. Cicely, m. first, to Christopher Martyn, and secondly, to George Paulet. 11. Joan, m. first, to John Willoughby, and secondly, to — Goldesborough. Robert Bingham died in 1561, and was s. by his eldest son, Robert BINGHAM, esq. of Melcomb, who m. Jane, daughter of Robert Williams, esq. of Herringston, in Dorsetshire, (see vol. i. p. 615,) and by her, who died in 1599, had issue, 1. Robert, who m. Anne, daughter of William Chaldecot, esq. of Quarrelston, and d. vità patris, in 1587, (his widow wedded John Strode, esq. of Parnham,) leaving a son, Rich ARD, successor to his grandfather. 11. John. 111. Thomas. iv. Francis. 1. Mary. II. Joan. iii. Cicely. Iv. Anne. Mr. Bingham died 36 Elizabeth (1593,) and was s. by his grandson, Rich ARD BINGHAM, esq. of Melcomb, who m. Jane, daughter of Sir Arthur Hopton, knt. of Witham Abbey, in Somersetshire, and by her, who died in 1635, had issue, 1. John, his heir. 11. Richard, d. 1659. 111. Robert, b. 1612. iv. Arthur, b. 1613. v. Christopher, of Howton, d. 1679. vi. Henry, b. 1619. vii. Strode, bapt. 24th February, 1621, d. at Henstridge, where he had property, leaving, by Cicely, his wife, daughter of Thomas Chapman, esq. of Genson, in Somerset, (beside three daughters,Jane, Dorothy, and Rachel, the wife of George Mullens, M.D. of Salisbury,) a son, Rich ARd, successor to his uncle. viii. Francis, b. 1625. 1. Dorothy, b. 1614, m. to Delalind Hussey, esq. of Thomson. ii. Rachel, b. 1615, m. to William Shergall, gent. 111. Anne, m. to the Rev. Mr. Clark, rector of Todbere.

Mr. Bingham died in 1656, and was s. by his eldest son,

Joh N BINGHAM, esq. of Melcomb, who was, during the civil war, colonel of a regiment, governor of Poole, and commander at the last siege and demolition of Corfe castle. Through these services in the cause of royalty, he suffered severely, and the family estate became much impaired. He m. first, Frances, daughter and co-heir of John Trenchard, esq. of Warmwell, and secondly, Jane, daughter of Norwood of Gloucestershire, but had issue only by the former, viz. five daughters,

1. Elizabeth.

II. Jane.

iii. Penelope, m. to John Michel, esq. of Kingston Russell. (See vol. ii. p. 651.)

iv. Frances, d. in 1681.

v. Grace, m. to Thomas Skinner, esq. of Divelish.

Colonel Bingham died in 1673, and was succeeded by his nephew, Rich ARD BINGHAM, esq. of Melcomb Bingham, who m. Philadelphia, daughter and heir of John Potenger, esq. by Philadelphia, his wife, daughter of Sir John Ernle, knt. chancellor of the exchequer, (see vol. iii. p. 621,) and by her, who died in 1757, aged 79, had issue, 1. Richard, his heir. 11. John, M.A. student of Christchurch, Oxford, d. in 1735. iii. Thomas, d. in 1710. iv. Robert, d. in 1713. v. William, buried, as were his brothers, at Melcomb. vi. George, B.D. fellow of All-Soul's College, Oxford, rector of Pimperne, and More Crichel, a distinguished and learned divine, author of a “Vindication of the Doctrine and Liturgy of the Church of England;” “An Essay on the Millennium,” &c. &c. m. in 1748, Sarah Beale, and by her, who died in 1756, left at his decease, 11th October, 1800, aged 85, a daughter, Sarah, and one surviving son, Peregrine, L.L.B. fellow of New College, rector of Edmundesham, and of Radclive, m. Amy, daughter of William Bowles, esq. and died in 1826, having had two sons, Peregrine, b. in 1788, of the Middle Temple, barristerat-law; m. in 1816, Eliza, daughter of James Bolton, and sister of the late Lady Thurlow, and has issue, Peregrine, b. in 1820. Eliza. Edward, b. in 1789, a Lieut. R.N. ; died at Lima, in Peru, in 1823, s. p.

1. Philadelphia, m. to — Borlace, esq. of Penzance. ii. Rachel, d. in 1740. 111. Annabella, m. to Robert Hann, esq. of Corfe Castle. IV. Susannah. v. Elizabeth, d. 1750. v1. Leonora, m. to John Wheler, esq. of Worcestershire. vii. Mary, d. 1742. Mr. Bingham, for more than forty years in the commission of the peace, represented Bridport, and subsequently the county of Dorset in Parliament. He died in 1735, aged sixty-nine, and was s. by his eldest son, Richard BINGHAM, esq. of Melcomb Bingham, barrister-at-law, whom. Martha, daughter of William Batt, esq. of Salisbury, and by her, (who wedded secondly Perry Buckley, esq. of Winkfield Place, Berks, and d. in 1765,) had three sons, namely, Rich ARD, his heir. William, D.D. archdeacon of London, who m. Agnes, daughter of — Dorrien, esq. and had issue, 1. Robert-Turberville. 2. Arthur. 3. John-Batt. 1. Martha-Buckley. 2. Mary. John, died at Calcutta, in 1760. Mr. Bingham died in 1755, aged fifty-eight, and was s. by his son, Rich ARD BINGHAM, esq. of Melcomb Bingham, colonel of the Dorsetshire militia, b. in 1740, who m. first, in 1766, Sophia, daughter of Charles Halsey, esq. of Great Gaddesden, in Herts, (see vol. ii. p. 620,) and had by her, who died in 1773, two sons and one daughter, viz. Richard, his heir. William, fellow of New College, Oxford, b. 1771, rector of Cameley, in Somersetshire, and of Melbury Bubb, in Dorsetshire, m. at Langley, Berks, 20th April, 1797, Emily, daughter of General William Wynyard, and d. at Kensington, 27th May, 1810, leaving issue, 1. William-Wynyard, b. 18th January, 1798, fellow of New College, died unm. 2. GeoRGE, b. in 1803, in holy orders, present head of the family. 3. Richard-Hippesley, b. in October, 1804, in the East India Company's military service. 4. Charles-William, born, after his father's death, 15th October, 1810, fellow of New College. 1. Amelia-Georgiana, deceased. 2. Sophia-Matilda, m. in 1826, to Robert-Francis Wright, esq.

Charles-Cox, born 1772, died at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, in 1835, colonel R.A. m. Sarah, daughter of Samuel Hayter, esq. and had issue, 1. George-William, R. Artillery, b. 15th September, 1801. 2. Richard-Clavell, an officer in the army, b. 10th May, 1810. 3. Charles, royal artillery, b. 1815. 4. Edmund-Hayter, b. in 1820. 1. Mary-Frances, m. in 1833, to the Rev. Henry Stevens, eldest son of the Dean of Rochester. 2. Emma. 3. Sophia. Sophia, m. to William Richards Clavell, esq. of Smedmore.

Mr. Bingham, m. secondly, 26th October, 1775, Elizabeth, daughter of John Ridout, esq. of Dean's Lease, and had by her

George-Ridout (Sir), K.C.B. & T. S. of Dean's Lease, b. 21st July, 1777, major-general in the army, and colonel of the rifle corps. This distinguished officer commanded the second battalion of the 53d regiment under the Duke of Wellington, during the whole of the campaigns in Portugal, Spain, and France. Sir George had the charge of Buonaparte from England to St. Helena, and in that Island he remained several years as lieutenantcolonel of the 53d. He m. in September, 1814, Emma-Septima, youngest daughter of Edmund-Morton Pleydell, esq. of Whatcombe House, in Dorsetshire, but d. s. p. 3rd January, 1833. John, b. 18th March, 1785, lieutenant, R.N. m. Fanny, daughter of C. Woolcombe, esq. and has issue. Mary, m. to Nathaniel-Tryon Still, esq. captain in the army, and had issue. Leonora, m. twice, without issue. Mr. Bingham died in 1823, and was s. by his eldest son, Richard BINGHAM, esq. of Melcomb Bingham, b. in 1768, who attained the rank of lieutenant-general in the army. He m. Miss Priscilla Carden, a relation of Sir John Carden, bart., but dying without issue in 1829, devised all his estates to his widow for life, with remainder to his nephew, the Rev. GeoRGE BINGHAM, the present representative of the family. Arms—Az. a bend cotized between six crosses patee or. Crest—A spread eagle rising from a rock,

r. Motto—Spes mea Christus.

Estates—In Dorsetshire. Seat—Melcombe Bingham, Dorset.


MONCK-MASON, OF MASON BROOK. MASON, HENRY-JOSEPH-MONCK, esq. of Dargle Cottage, in the county of

Dublin, L.L.D.
Anne, third daughter of Sir Robert Langrishe, bart. of
Knocktopher, in the county of Kilkenny, by Anne, his
wife, daughter of Bellingham Boyle, esq. of Rathfarnham
Castle, and has issue,

Anne. Jane. Isabella.

b. 17th July, 1778, m. in April, 1816,

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HENRY-Monck, b. in 1822.
Robert Boyle, b. in 1823.

Mr. Monck Mason is author of an Essay on the origin, authority, and constitution of Parliaments in Ireland; of a work on the Introduction of Christianity into that county,

o and the religious doctrines of her primitive saints, &c. &c.

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CAPTAIN Christopher MAson, nearly allied to or immediately descended from Sir John Mason, of Sion, in Middlesex, is the acknowledged ancestor of the different branches of the family which became settled in Ireland. From his eldest son derived Sir John Mason, knight, of Waterford, M. P. whose grandson, Aland-John Mason, esq. M.P. for the county of Waterford, in 1749, married in 1739, Lady Elizabeth Williers, who was created in 1767 Countess GRANdison, and was father of George, late Earl of Grandison. From a younger son of Captain Christopher Mason, sprung CHRistopher MAso N, esq. whose son, Robert MAsoN, esq. became seated at Masonbrook, in the county of Galway. He m. Mary Watson, of the Rockingham family, relict of Jonathan Aland, esq. of Waterford, and grand-daughter, maternally, of John De Witt, the celebrated but unfortunate Pensionary of Holland, who with his brother, was massacred by the populace in 1672. By this lady, Mr. Mason had issue, Robert, his heir. Margaret, m. to Charles Lyons, esq. of Ladiston, in Westmeath, and dying in 1749, aged 70, left issue, Charles Lyons, of Ladiston, m. and had issue. John Lyons, father of Hugh Montgomery Lyons, esq. of Drogheda. Samuel Lyons, of Antigua. The son and successor, Robert MAsoN, esq. of Masonbrook, m. Sarah, eldest daughter of George Monck, esq. of St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, by the Hon. Mary Molesworth, his wife, daughter

of Robert first Wiscount Molesworth, and by this lady, (the authoress of some elegant poetical pieces which, after her decease, were published by her grandfather, Lord Molesworth, under the title of “Poems by Miranda,) Mr. Mason had issue, John-Monck, his heir, of Masonbrook, M.P.. barrister-at-law, a commissioner of the revenue, and a member of the privy council in Ireland. The right honourable gentleman was known as a commentator on Shakspeare, and editor of Massinger. He m. in 1766, Catherine, second daughter of the late Henry Mitchell, esq. of Glasnevin, in the county of Dublin, but died without issue, having previously sold to the Right Hon. DenisBowes Daly, the family estate of Masonbrook. HENRY-Monck, of whom presently. William, lieutenantinotway's regiment, killed at Quebec. Robert-Watson, died young. Judith, m. 1753, Thomas Monck, esq. barrister-at-law, M.P. and had issue, Charles-Stanley Monck, who was elevated to the Peerage as BARoN Monck, in 1797. His son is the present EARL of RAthdowne. (See BURRE's Peerage.) Thomas-Stanley Monck, who m. Jane, daughter of the Rev. A. Staples. wo-Domvillesunley Monck, P

Anne-isabella Monck, m. in 1777, to Cornwallis, 1st Lord Hawarden.

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