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and settled at Hatfield near Doncaster about took considerable pains to expose the imthe year 1628. Among them was

probability of preternatural appearances. CHARLES DE LA PRYME, who left an es In 1694, he took the degree of B.A. and retate in Flanders, which his descendants in turned to Hatfield, but finding that learning vain attempted to recover. He joined with was not much esteemed there, he went back Vermuyden, and other refugees, in draining to Cambridge, and occupied himself in comHatfield chase, under a grant from Charles posing a volume which he entitles, “ Curiosa I. The work was effective, but proved dis- de se, or private thoughts of one inquisitive advantageous to the adventurers.* He left into the knowledge of nature and things.” two sons; of Abraham, nothing more is In 1695, he took orders, and settled sucknown, than that he died 23rd July, 1687, cessively upon several curacies in Yorkand was according to the account of his ne shire and Lincolnshire, “ it being my fate,' phew“ an honest, learned, pious, wise, and says he, “ to stay commonly no longer in understanding man.”+

one place than till I have gotten the antiquiMATHIAS DE LA PRYme, the other, was b. ties thereof, and the view of what MSS. I 31st August, 1645, and m. in April, 1670, can meet with.” In 1698 he went to York, Sarah, daughter of Peter Smagge, " a rich to take priest's orders. The archbishop, Dr. Frenchman, that with his whole family was Sharp, who had seen a table of contents of forced from Paris by persecution for his bis MS. history of Hatfield, expressed great faith, and was come to live also in these approbation, with promises of patronage levels.”+ In 1680, he removed to Crewtrus which he never fulfilled. Dr. Gale the ceHall, a large house built in the levels by lebrated antiquary, then dean of that catheMynheer van Halhenburg, one of the origi-dral, also expressed a desire to become acnal drainers, where the family continued to quainted with him, an interview accordingly reside, till they quitted that part of York- took place, and they continued ever aftershire. He d. 29th July, 1694. From his wards in frequent correspondence and strong epitaph in Hatfield Church, it might be sup- friendship. Some of his papers which had posed that he was born at Ypres. The am- found their way into the Philosophical Tranbiguous expression may be accounted for sactions, induced Sir Hans Sloane to enter by the natural attachment which these emi-into a correspondence with him on subjects grants long entertained to the place of their of natural history, and to procure his elecorigin, and the cherished idea of return. tion as fellow of the Royal Society. In The French language was preserved among 1701, he was presented by the Duke of Dethem, and divine service performed in it at vonshire with the living of Thorne, in the the chapel of Santoft for two generations.

West Riding of Yorkshire; but he did not ABRAHAM DE LA PRyme, the eldest son of long enjoy it, a consumption, occasioned Mathias, was b. 15th January, 1671. When probably by intense study, put a period only twelve years old, he began to write to his useful labours, 13th June, 1704. He “Ephemeris vitæ, or a diary of my own life, was never married, nor does it appear that containing an account likewise, of the most his pursuits ever allowed him leisure to be observable and remarkable things that I in love. His celebrity has been inferior to have taken notice of from my youth up his deserts. The publication of his larger hitherto." He was admitted at St. Jobn's works, (which he perpetually deferred in College, Cambridge, in 1690. In addition hopes of rendering them more complete), to the usual classical and philosophical | has never taken plaee, and his scientific pastudies, he applied himself to natural his- pers in the Philosophical Transactions have tory, chemistry, and magic!

been partly superseded by recent discoveThe ardent curiosity and inexperience of ries. His diary is written with considerable young minds made them yield easily to the naïveté. It contains besides his antiquarian superstitions of the times: it seems to have and topographical memoranda, much inforbeen then common among the more learned mation on the state of the country; it abounds and courageous stndents; nor were even

with illustrations and anecdotes of the manseveral of the fellows superior to these de- ners, politics, and history of the times. His lusions. Abraham, with some of his friends, property devolved at his death on his only made several attempts to hold intercourse brother, with the world unknown; and he expresses

Peter de LA PRYME, who m. in 1695, his mortification that nothing appeared, Frances, daughter of Francis Wood, of the quamvis omnia ritè peracta." His mind, Levels. He d. 25th November, 1724, leavhowever, soon became emancipated from two sons, every species of superstition ; and on a fu 1. ABRAHAM, b. in 1700, d. 6th October, ture occasion, (the Surry imposture), he

1740. James, his only son, sold the

estate of Hatfield, and went to live See Philosophical Transactions, vol. iv. p. 212.

in the Isle of Man, and d. about 1785. + Diary of my own Lite, by the Rev. Abraham His son James returned to England, de la Pryme, Ms.

and resided in Ribblesdale, Lanca

shire, where he died about ten years Alice, daughter of George Dinsdale, of ago.

Nappa Hall, in Winsleydale, Yorkshire, 11. FRANCIS.

and d. in 1784, leaving an only child, the Tbe younger son,

present George PRYME, esq. M.P. FRANCIS DE LA PRyme, b. in 1701, resided at Ferriby, seven miles west of Hull, and d.

Arms-A poignard and cross quarterly. 7th July, 1769. In compliance with the

CrestA cross. antipathy which then prevailed to every

Motto-Animose certavit. thing French, he dropped the “de la,” and had his only son, Christopher, registered by

Estates—Chiefly at Woodwalton and the name of Pryme. This

Weston, in the county of Huntingdon. CHRISTOPHER Pryme, born in 1739, m.



MANLEY, JOHN-SHAWE, esq. of Manley Hall, in the county of Stafford, and of Braziers, in Oxfordshire, m. Catherine-Emelin, only daughter of the late Sir William Clayton, bart. of Harleyford and Marden, and has five sons,

II. Augustus-East.
III. William-Campbell.
sv. Robert-George.

v. Henry-Francis.
Mr. Manley succeeded his father, Admiral Manley, 14th October, 1837.



tinued to reside for many centuries, and are often mentioned in the histories of that county, as having filled the office of sheriff in the reign of EDWARD III. and in many subsequent reigns. About the year 1520, the Manleys removed from Cheshire to Erbistock, in Denbighshire, and resided there for about two hundred years, on property which still belongs to the family; but the old hall, having become dilapidated, is now converted into a farm house.

In the reign of James I. Sir RICHARD MANLEY, (who is mentioned in the Life of Lord Clarendon,") was controller of the household to Henry Prince of Wales, and a member of the board of green cloth.

In the reign of Charles I. Sir Francis This family, one of the most ancient of Manley, of Erbistock, one of the judges of the landed gentry of England, is mentioned Wales, married a daughter of Sir Gerard in “ Holinshed's Chronicles," as amongst Eyton, of Eyton, and had one son, CORNEthe number of those who came over with Lius Manley, who was made constable of William the Conqueror, and the name is Harleigh Castle by CHARLES II. He left included in “ the Roll of Battle Abbey." an only daughter, Rebecca, who m. the The records and pedigree commence in the Rev. J. Laurence, but died without issue. year 1157, and have been continued without Sir Francis Manley had two brothers, Sir interruption to the present time. The head Roger Manley, a captain in Charles II.'s of the family in the reign of Henry II. regiment of guards, and governor of Lan(1157),

guard Fort, who died without issue, and Roger MANLEY, was seated at Manley, John MANLEY, esq. who was a major in in Cheshire, where his descendants con- Cromwell's army, afterwards M. P. for

Bridport, and postmaster-general in the The second son, reign of WILLIAM III. He married Mar Isaac GEORGE MANLEY, esq. entered the garet, daughter of Isaac Dorislaus, who royal pavy in 1772, and sailed with Capt. was murdered at the Hague, when he was Cook, during his first voyage round the ambassador to the States of Holland from world : he was a lieutenant on board the the parliament. By this lady he had two Fairy, in Lord Rodney's celebrated victory sons, of whom the elder, John, M.P. for on the 12th April, 1786, and after passing Truro, then for Bossiney, and surveyor ge- through the various gradations, was proneral to Queen Ann, died without issue. moted to the rank of Admiral of the Red in The younger,

1837. Hem. Frances, second daughter and Isaac Manley, esq. postmaster-general co-heir* of Charles Pole, esq. of the Radin Ireland, in the reign of William III. m. bourn family, in Derbyshire, and had one Mary, daughter of William Newland, esq. son and one daughter, viz. of Nursells, Herts, and had a son and suc John-Shawe, his heir. cessor,

Ann-Frances-Pole, m. to Arthur SalJohn MANLEY, esq. a commissioner of wey, esq. fourth son of T. R. SalCustoms, in London, who died 1743, leaving wey, esq. of the Lodge, Salop. by Mary, his wife, second daughter of Wil- Admiral Manley died 14th October, 1837, liam Sedgwicke, esq. of London, one son, and was s. by his only son, the present

John Manley, esq. barrister-at-law, and JOHN-SHAWE MANLEY, esq. of Manley Hall bencher of the Middle Temple, who m. and Braziers. Anne,daughter and co-heir of Thomas Hammond, esq. of London, and died in 1801, Arms—Arg. a dexter hand couped and having had with two daughters, three sons, erect sa. within a bordure engr. of the last.

1. JOHN, captain in the 33rd regiment, Crest-A man's head affrontée ppr. wreath

and during the first American war, ed about the temples arg. and sa.
on the staff of Lord Cornwallis, from

Motto-Manus hæc inimica tyrannis.
whom he received the public thanks
on several occasions for his gallant and Denbighshire.

Estates-In Staffordshire, Oxfordshire, conduct. He m. Catherine Lisle, of

Seats-Manley Hall, near Lichfield, and
Moyles Court, Hants, (a descendant
of the unfortunate Lady Lisle, be-

Braziers, near Henley.
headed in JAMES II.'s reign,) but died
without issue.

* The other daughters and co-heirs of CHARLES Jl. Isaac George.

Pole, esq. were MilliCENT, m. to Sir Charles Van W. Robert-Kendrick, an officer in the Notten, bart. of Wolverton Park, Hants, (father of

33rd regiment, during the American the present Sir Peter Pole, bart.) and PhilippA, war, m. Miss Catherine Soden, of the m. to William Cunliffe Shawe, esq. M. P. for county of Sligo.

Preston. (See vol. i. p. 672).


DONOVAN, RICHARD, esq. of Ballymore, in the county of Wexford, b. 21st

April, 1781, m. 18th October, 1816, Frances, eldest
daughter of Edward Westby, esq. of High Park, in the
county of Wicklow, (see vol. iii. p. 119,) and has issue,

RICHARD, b. 17th October, 1819.
Edward-Westby, b. 6th September, 1821.
Henry-George, b. 2nd February, 1826, bapt. at Clifton,

Gloucestershire, 3rd March following.
Robert, b. 5th April, 1829, baptized at Clifton, 17th

April, same year.

Mr. Donovan inherited the estates on the death of his
father, 9th January, 1816, and served the office of high she-
riff of the county in 1819.



This is a branch from the O'Donovans of ment made by his father on said marriage the county of Cork, (see vol. iii. p. 398,) being dated 19th January, 1747,) Mary, but when it removed into the county of daughter of Captain John Broughton, of Wexford is uncertain; traditionally, two Maidstone, in the county of Kent, and had brothers, Murrogh and Cornelius, (head of issue, the family of Clonmore, and of which line RICHARD, his successor. Juliana Donovan, Countess of Anglesey, Robert, of Dublin d. unm. will proved was descended,) came into Wexford from

1828. Cork, and the former marrying, as it is said, George, went to America, m. Miss Jane, daughter and heiress of Colonel John Devereux, of Wexford, and had Kiernan, the patentee under Cromwell of issue, the estates of Fernes, Ballymore, &c. be Jolin, of Dublin, and also of Charles came the head of the Ballymore family, and Street, Westminster, London, d. unm. was father of

RICKARD Donovan, esq. of Fernes, &c., the first certain ancestor of this line, who * SAMUEL OGLE, esq. M.P. for Berwick, was on the 13th August, 1696, on the marriage governor of Maryland, and 2nd September, 1699, of his son, made a deed of settlement of the was appointed a commissioner of the revenue in castle, town, and lands of Upper Fernes, Ireland. By his first wife he had issue, together with many other town lands, to Mary, who m. John, fourth son of Christotrustees to the use of his son Murrogh, and pher Broughton, esq. of Longdon, in the the heirs male of his body lawfully to be

county of Stafford, and had issue, begotten, and for want of such issue, to the

Mary Broughton, who m. Edward Doheirs male of the body of the said Rickard

novan, esq. of Ballymore, as in the Donovan, his father, lawfully to be begotten, failing, such remainder to the issue dau. of Sir Robert Markham, bart. of Sedgebrooke,

Samuel Ogle m. secondly, in 1701, Ursula, only female of said Murrogh, and in failure of Lincolnshire, sister of Sir George, who died unm. such remainder, to the right heirs of said 9th June, 1756, and widow of Altham, first BaMurrogh for ever. Rickard Donovan mar

ron Altham, by whom he had issue, ried Julian Carew, and dying before 1701,

1. GEORGE, his heir. was succeeded by his son,

11. Robert, bapt. 19th May, 1706, captain in MURRogh Donovan, esq. of Ballymore, General Brown's regiment of horse. who m.first, 13th August, 1696, Lucy Archer, III. Thomas, bapt. 4th February, 1713. by whom he had issue,

1. Meliora, d. unm. RICHARD, his heir.

Samuel Ogle died 10th March, 1718, and was Henry.

succeeded by his eldest son,

George Ugle, baptized 18th May, 1704, m. He m. secondly, (settlement dated 23rd Frances, eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Twysden, May, 1704,) Mrs. Anna Carew, by whombart, of East Peckham, in Kent. He died Octo(whose will was proved in Dublin, in 1713,) ber, 1746, leaving by his wife, (who died 9th May, he had issue, two sons, Robert, being one 17 19,) an only son, George, who at his father's of them, and three daughters, of whom death, being then but seven years of age, was Catharine, m. the Rev. S. Hayden. Dying placed under the guardianship of Edward Donointestate in 1712, Mr. Donovan was suc

van, esq. and inherited on his coming of age a ceeded by his eldest son,

noble fortune. This Richard Donovan, esq. of Ballymore,

GEORGE OGLE, esq. of Belle-vue, in the county who in Trinity Term, 1731, suffered a com

of Wexford, was born in 1739, and on the 29th mon recovery of the estates, and thereby December, 1769, was elected member for the docked the several remainders, limited and and in 1784, appointed a member of the privy

county. He was also a governor of the county, created by the deed of 13th August, 1696, council, and register of deeds in Ireland. He and shortly afterwards married Elizabeth, married Elizabeth, sister to Lorenzo Moore, esq. daughter of Rogers, esq. and had issue, late colonel of the battle-axe-guards, and M. P. for EDWARD, his heir.

the borough of Dungannon, who died a majorMary, d. unm. will proved 1805.

general, 18th March, 1837, at Dresden. Mr. Henrietta, d, unm. will proved 1795.

Ogle died 1814, without issue, and the present Richard Donovan's will is dated 8th June, his heir-at-law.

Richard Donovan, esq. of Ballymore, was served 1767, and he d. 15th July, 1768, his will being proved in Dublin same year. He was Arms borne by the Ogle family-Argent, a fess succeeded by his only son,

between three crescents gules. Edward DONOVAN, esq. of Ballymore, Crest—An heraldic antelope's head erased ar. barrister-at-law, who m. (the deed of settle- tufted, maned, and horned, gules.

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will proved in Dublin Prerogative

V. Albert-William.
Court 1817.

vi. Harrietta-Anne, married 1837, William, of Dublin, lieut. R.N. d. unm.

James M.Kenny, esq. of Dublin. will proved 1814.

VII. Laura.
Edward, in holy orders, of Ballymore,

VIII. Mary-Medora.
in the county of Westmeath, d. unm. John, d. unm. in 1829.
will proved in Prerogative, Dublin, George, married and has issue.

William, married Miss Dallas, of PortMary, of Dublin, d. unm. will proved arlington, and has issue, 1824.

William-Joho. Eliza, d. unm. February, 1831.

Henry, d. unm. in Jamaica. Julia, m. Robert Verner, esq. of Dublin, Solomon, in holy orders. and had issue.

Arthur, d. yonng. Lucy, married to James Barker, esq. of Anne, m. Solomon Speer, esq. of the Dublin.

county of Tyrone, barrister, and had Caroline, unm.

issue. Edward Donovan's will was dated 15th Catherine, d. unm. 24th January, 1837. March, 1773, and on the 26th April, same Mary, m. John Glascott, esq. barrister, year, was proved in Dublin. His widow's

and has issue. will was proved same place, 1794. He was Eliza, m. William Russell Farmar, esq. succeeded by his eldest son,

of Bloomfield, in the county of WexRICHARD "Donovan, esq. of Ballymore, ford, and has issue. who having attained his age of twenty-one

Caroline. years, on the 6th May, 1778, in the Easter Richard Donovan, who was in the commisTerm of that year, suffered a common reco

sion of the peace for the county of Wexford, very of the estates, and it was declared by d. the 9th January, 1816, and was succeeded said deed that the said recovery should en- by his eldest son, the present Richard Doure to the use of the said Richard Donovan, novan, esq. of Ballymore. and his heirs and assigns for ever. (settlement being dated 27th and 28th June, 1789,) Anne, daughter of Goddard Richards, side of the shield a cubit dexter arm vested

Arms—Argent, issuing from the sinister esq. of The Grange, in the county of Wexford, and had issue,

gules, cuffed azure, the hand ppr. grasping RICHARD, his heir, now of Ballymore.

an old Irish sword, the blade entwined with Goddard-Edward, capt. 83rd regiment,

a serpent ppr. d. unm. at the Cape of Good Hope,

Crest-A falcon alighting. in 1808.

Mottoes—Adjuvante Deo in hostes; also Robert, married Miss Taylor, and had Vir super bostes. Irish, Gilloa Eirh a Nauidh issue,

a Boo. 1. Richard.

Estates - In the county of Wexford, 11. Robert,

Queen's county, and county of Tipperary. III. Henry.

Seats—Ballymore, near Camolin, in the IV. Edwin.

county of Wexford.

He m.


KNIGHT-GALLY, HENRY, esq. of Firbeck Hall and Langold, in the county of York, b. 2nd December, 1788, m. in 1828, Henrietta, third daughter of Anthony Hardolph Eyre, esq. of Grove, Notts. Mr. Knight, who succeeded his father in 1808, is a magistrate for the counties of Nottingham and York, and a deputy lieutenant and M.P. for the former. In the years 1810 and 1811, he travelled in Spain, Sicily, Greece, the Holy Land, and Egypt; and in 1815, published a volume of poems. In 1826, he appeared again in a literary capacity, as the author of a pamphlet on the Catholic Question, and in 1837, be produced " An Architectural Tour in Normandy."

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