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bary, In the custody of the city of Worcester, and nve yean afterwards was constituted governor of Warwick Castle, then vested in the crown, by reason of the minority of the Earl of Warwick. His lordship in. Margaret, dau. of the Lord Furnlv il. and had a'son,
Got, who ra. Margaret, one of the dan», of Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, but d. ». p.. ». p.
Peter, Lord Montfort, d. to 1867, when the barony fell Into Abeyance between hi» sisters (refer to children of John, 1st lord), as it still continues amongst their representatives.
Arm»—Bendy of ten, or and az.
Non.—Peter, last Lord Montfort, had by a concnhlne, called Lora de üllenhale, dau. of one Bichard AsUey, of Ullenhale, со. Warwick, a son,
Sn John Monttort, Knt, whose posterity flourished in the male line for several subsequent ages, at Coleshill, со. Warwick, until the attainder of Sir Simon Montfort, Knt., temp. Henry VIL, whose descendants continued at Bescote, eo. Stafford.
Gomery, Esq., of IMllylisson, m. Jane, dan. of Bev. Archibald
M.<-n«n, and had Issne.
Mary, m. to Sir Bobert Maclellan, Lord Kirkcudbright.
The 1st Viscount Montgomery'» will is dated 20 May, 1636; hi» son and heir.
Неон Montooheey, 2nd Viscount Montgomery, colonel of a regiment during the rebellion of 1641, «. in 1623, Lady Jean Alexander, eldest dau. of William, Earl of Stirling, secretary of state for Scotland, and by her (who m. 2ndly, Major-Geaerml Monroe), he left at his decease, in 1642, a son and successor.
Неон Montgomery, 3rd Viscount Montgomery, a gallant royalist during the period of the civil war, and consequently a severe sufferer in those times of confiscation and oppression. His lordship survived, however, to witness the Restoration, and was created, 1661, Earl or Mount Alexander. He m. 1st, in 1648, Mary, eldest sister of Henry, 1st Earl of Drogheda, and 2ndly, Catherine, dau. of Arthur Jones. Lord Banelagb, and widow of Sir William Parson*, I;:irt., by the latter he bad two daus., Catharine, wile of Sir Francis Hamilton, Bart., and Elizabeth, wife of Raphael Hunt, Esq., of DoUardstown, and by the former he left at his decease a son and successor,
Hugh Montoomeey, 2nd Earl of Mount Alexander, &. in 1650; master of the Ordnance and brigadier-general; who «. 1st, In 1672, Catharine, eldest dan. of Carey, Earl of Botcommon; and 2ndly, Eleanor, dan. of Maurice Berkeley, Viscount Fitzhardingo; but d. without surviving issue, 12 February, 1716, and wa» >. by his brother,
Hehry Montoomeey, 3rd Earl of Monnt Alexander; who я». Mary, eldest dau. of William, Lord Howth; and was«, by his ion,
Нион Montoomiey, 4th Earl of Mount Alexander; who ». in 1703, Elinor, dau. of Sir Patrick Baraewall, Bart, of Crickatown; but dying i. p., 27 February, 1744, va* «. by hi« brother,
Thomas Montgomery, 5th Earl of Mount Alexander; »ho m. Manoah, dau. of Mr. Uclachcrois, of Lisburn; but d.t.p-, April, 1757, when the honours became Extinct.
Armt— 1st and 4th, az., three «eurs-de-lis, or; 2nd and 3rd, guM three annuleu, or, gemmed az., all within a bordure, or, charged with a double treasure, flory, counternory, gu.; on a surcoat, a sword and sceptre, saltier-wise, ppr.
MONTHERMER—BARON MONTHERMER, EARL OF GLOUCESTER AND HERTFORD.
Earldom, jure uxorit, by Writ of Summons, dated 6 Feb., 1299. Barony, by Writ of Summons, dated 4 March, 1309.
Kuril De Monthermeb, "a plain Esquire,"having m.the Lady Joane Plantagenet (commonly called Joane of Aerea), dan. of King Edward I., and widow of Gilbert, Earl of Clare, Gloucester, and Hertford, had the title of Earl or GlouCester And Hertford, in her right, and was summoned to parliament as "Comiti Gloucester' et Hertf." from в February, 1299, to 3 November, 1306. In the 26th Edwasd I, hi» lordship was In the expedition then mode into Scotland, and behaved so valiantly, that the king rendered to him and hi» wife, the said Joane, the castle and honour of Tonebrugge with other lands in Kent, Surrey, and Sussex; as also the Islr of Portland, and divers other estates belonging to the said Joane, which had being seized by the crown in consequence of her marriage without license with the said Balph; and the king became eventually much attached to his son-in-law, to whom he had been reconciled through the intercession of Anthony Beke, the celebrated bishop of Durham. In the 31st, 32nd, and 34th of his father-in-law, the earl was again in Scotland, and in the contest with Broce. King Edward conferred upon him the whole of Anandale, with the title of Earl of Atholl, the Scottish nobleman who held that dignity, having espoused the fortune» of Bruch. But it was not long after this that Joane ot Acres departed this life (viz., 1st Edward II.), and he never, subsequently, obtained the title of Earl of Gloucester and Hertford although he lived for several yeare; in a grant of considerable landed property made to him and his sons in two year« afterwards, he I» styled Balph de Monthenncr only. Nor is he otherwise denominated, in the 5th Edward П., at which time, for recompence of his service in Scotland the king gave him 300 marks, part of the 600 marks which he was to have paid for the wardship of John ap Adam, a great man of that age. Nor In two years afterwards, when again In the wan of Scotland, be was made prisoner at Bannockburn, bat he then found favour from his former familiarity with the King of Scotland, at the court of England, and obtained his freedom without pitying ransom. He was, however, summoned to parliament as a Baron from 4 March, 1309, to 30 October, 132 Î. ffii lordship w. 2ndly, Isabel, widow of John de Hastings, ami mister and co-heir of Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke, by whom he had no issue. But by his 1st wife, the Princess Joane, lie had two вопя, viz.,
Thomas, his heir.
Edwakd, who was summoned to parliament ae a Baron, 23 April, 1337, 11th Edward III., but never afterwards, and nothing further is known of him or his descendant«.
I; 'I'i'h, Lord Monthermer, d. 19th Edwabd IL, and waa «. by hie eon,
Thomas, Lord Monthebmer, who was constantly employed In the military service of the crown, his name does not therefore occur in the enrolment of the summonses to parliament. He was killed in a eea tight with the French in 1340, leaving by Margaret, hie wife, an only dau. and heiress,
Млаалвлт Dk МОЯТВЕЖНЕЯ, who m. Sir John de Montacute, 2nd son ot William, 1st Earl of Salisbury, and conveyed the Barony of Monthermer to tho family of Montacute. Her eldest son,
John, Baron Montacute and Monthermer, ,«. ae 3rd Earl of
The Barony of Monthermer is now in Abeyance between the Makqueu Of Hastings (aa representing Katherine, Countess of Huntingdon, elder dau. and co-heir of Henry, Baron Montacnti), and William Lowndes, Esq., of Chesham, Bucks, and William-smlbt Lowndes, Eeq., of \Vhaddon, in the same со., ал representing, Winifred, Lady Harrington, the other dau, and co-heir of the said Henry, Baron Montacute.
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The family of Moxypennt is of great antiquity In North Britain, and has at various periods produced many eminent persons. Its présent representative is David Monypenny of Pitmilly, one of the lords of Session; and from the Fitmilly line also descend the Montpexhts of Kent.
Sir William Monypenny, son of Sir William Monypenny, K n . by Margaret, his wife, dau. of Philip Arbnthnott, of Arbuthnott, acquired the lands of Conquersall, in France, and a considerable portion of the Earl of Ormond's forfeited estates in Scotland. This distinguished personage, who was next in remainder to his kinsman, William Monypenny, of Pitmilly, came as ambassador from France to England in 1471, and acting a conspicuous part in the public transactions of Ms time, was created a peer of Scotland by James II. His son,
Л u \ \ndlr Montpenny, 2nd Lord Monypenny, exchanpctl, in 1495, the Barony of F.arlsball, In Fifeshire, with Sir Edward Bruce, for his lands called Eseariot, in France. His lordship d. ». p. »u., and with him the peerage Expired.
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MOORE—EABL OF CHABXEVILLE.
Barony, by Letters Patent, dated 22 October, 1716.
The Bight Hon. John Moore, of Croghan, M.P. for the King's со., (sprung from Sir Thomas Moore, younger son of John Moore, Esq., ancestor of the noble house of Drogheda,) was elevated to the peerage of Ireland, 22 October, 1715, as Baron Moon, of T''.!ta:>tor'\ and obtained a reversionary grant of the office of muPter-maa ter- gene ral of Ireland. Uis lordship m. 1st, In 1697, Mary, dau. of Etna than Lunn, Esq., banker, of Dublin, by whom he had an only eurriving eon, Chaules, and one surviving dau.,
It appears from the records of this family, collected in the reign of King Charles П., and printed at the charge of Henry, Earl of Peterborough, that
Sir Osbzrt Le MoedaÜnt, a Norman knight, was possessed of Radwell, In Bedfordshire, by the gift of his brotter, who derived it from the Conqueror, in recompense of his own and his father's good services. Sir Osbert's grandson,
Ecstach Le Mordront, m. Alice, eldest dau. and co-heir of Sir William de Álneto, moderaly called Dauney, and acquired by her the lordship of Turvey, In Bedfordshire. He was i. by his son,
William МОНПАОЭТ, who became Lord of Turrey, Radwell, Asthull, and other manors. He was t. by his son,
Williah Mordaunt. This feudal lord had license (1297) to Inclose a park at Тштеу. He m. Böse, dau. of Sir Ralph Wake, and was ». by his eldest sou,
Hubert Moedai-nt. who was knight of the ehiro for the со. Bedford, in the parliament held at Westminster in the 15th Edward III. From this gentleman we pass to his descendant,
Williah Mordaunt, Esq., of Turvey, temp. Edward IV., who m. Margaret, dau. of John Peeke, Esq., of Copie, and had, with other issue,
John, his heir.
William, ancestor of the Montants of Warwickshire, now represented by Sir Charles Mordaunt, Bart. Joan, m. to Giles Strangwayes, Esq., of Melbory.
Elizabeth, w. to Sir Whiston Browne, Knt.
The elder son,
Sim John Mordacmt, Knt., of Turvey, со. Bedford, was one of the royal commanders at the battle of Stoke, 16 June, 1484. Being likewise learned in the law, he was constituted king's serjeont In thellthHxxKY VII., justice of Chester in four years after, and subsequently chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, and was made one of the knights of the eword at tho creation of Henry, Prince of Wales, 18 February, 1502-Я. Sir John d. In the 21st year of Henri VIL, and was i. by his eldest son,
Williah Mordacht, Esq., who d. ». p., when the estates devolved upon his brother,
Sir John Mordacnt, who was sheriff of Bedford and Bucks in the 1st year of Henry VIII., and in the 5th of the samo reign was one of the commissioners, appointed by act of parliament, for assessing and collecting tbe poll-tax. He was knighted before, 4 June 1520, when he was one of those appointed to attend the queen at the interview with Francis I. of France, and in May, 1622, he waited upon the king at Canterbury, at hi* second meeting in England with the Emperor Ciusles V. In 1530 he Wm appointed, with others, to Inquire into the landed possession« of Cardinal Wolsey, and he was summoned to parliament, as a Baron, from 4 May. 1632, to б November, 1558. In the year 1551, a great dearth of provisions being in the nition, hie lordship was the first in commission, with other person» of rank, in the eounty of Bedford, to prevent the enhancing the prices of corn, *c., and to punish offenders therein, as also to supply the said county. He m. Elizabeth, dau. and co-heir of Sir Henry Veré, Knt., 'of Drayton and Adington, со. Northampton, and had issue, John, his successor.
William, m. Agnes, dan. and heir of Charles Booth, Esq. George, of Oakley, со. Bedford, m. Cecilia, dau. and co-heir of John Harding, Esq., of Harding, In Bedfordshire, and was father of
Edmund Mordannt, Esq., of Thnndersley, in Essex. Anne, m. 1st, to James Rodney, Esq., und 2ndly, to John, «on and heir of Sir Michael Fisher.
Elizabeth, m. to Silvester Danver», Knq., of Daunteey. Wilt*.
Winifrid, m. to John Cheyney, of Chcsham-Boys.
His lordship il. In 1562. and was ». by hi« eldest son,
John Mordaunt, 2nd baron, summoned to parliament from 11 January, 1Й63, ta 8 May, 1572. This nobleman, in the lifetime of his father, was made one of the knights of the Bath at the coronation of Queen Anne Boletn, let June, 1553, and was sheriff for Essex and Hertfordshire, in 1540. At the demise of Edwabd VI., he was one of the first in arme on behalf of Queen Mabt: whereupon he was sworn of the privy council; and in her Majesty's reign served In four parliaments for Bedfordshire. His lordship m. 1st. Ellen, cousin and heir of Sir Bichan! Fitz-Lewes, of Wcst-Thorndon, in Essex, by whom he had issue,
Lewis, his successor.
Elizabeth, w. trt George Monnoux, Esq.. of Walthametow.
Anne, m. to Clement Tanfleld, Evb of Eberton.
Margaret, m. to William Ácklam, Esq., of Moreby, in Yorkshire.
Ursula, m. to Edward, eon of Sir Nicholas Fairfax, of Gilling Castle, со. York.
Lord Mordaunt m. îndly, Joan, dan. of Eobert Wilford, Esq., of Kent, but had no issue by that lady. He d. in 1572, and was i. by his son,
Lew» Mordavnt, 3rd baron, summoned to parliament from 8 February, 1576, to 24 October, 1597. This nobleman received the honour of knighthood from Queen Elizabeth, in 1567, and was one of the peers who sat in judgment upon Thomas Duke of Norfolk, and upon Queen Mabt, of Scotland. His lordship m. Elizabeth, dau. of Sir Arthur Darcy, Knt^ 2nd eon of Thomas, Lord Darcy, and had issue,
Hf.nrt, his succesMir.
Mary, 7». to Thomas Mantel, Esq., eldest ton of Sir Edward
Arthur Heveningham, Knt.
He d. 16 Jnne, 1601, and was t. by hi« ion,
Hehbt Mobdacnt, 4th baron, summoned to parliament from 27 October, 1601, to 5 November, 1615. This nobleman, under suspicion of being concerned in the gunpowder-plot, was committed to the Tower, and fined by the star-chamber before he obtained his liberty. He m. Margaret, dau. of Henry, Lord Compton, by whom he had issue,
John, his successor. Henry.
Francis, m. Frances, dan. of Sir Edward Gostwick, Bart.
Elizabeth, m. to Sir Thomas Ncvil, K.B.
His lordship d. in 1C08, and was *. by his son,
John Moedaunt, 5th baron, tummoned to parliament from 30 January, 1620, to 17 May, 1625. This nobleman, was advanced to the dignity of Eabl от Peteebobocoh, by letter« patent, dated 9 March, 1628. He m. Elizabeth, only dau. and heir of William Howard. Lord Efflngham, son and heir of Charles, Earl of Nottingham, by whom he had (with Elizabeth, who Til Thomas, son and heir of Edward, Lord Howard, of Escrick), two sons, viz.,
Henrt, his successor.
John; this gentleman obtained great fame by his zeal in the cause of King Charlfs II., and stood a trial during the usurpation for his exertions in behalf of the exiled monarch, but upon which he was acquitted, by the connivance chiefly, as stated by Lord Clarendon, of the celebrated John Lisle, the presiding Judge. The other judges were equally divided as to the guilt or innocence of Mr. Mordaunt, and the presi
dent g»« the casting; vote in his Ьтопг. Не subsequently made several daring but fruitless attempts to restore the king, and for all those faithful services was, eventually, elevated to the peerage, 10 July, 1659, as BabÓn Mobdacht, of Rugate, eo. Surrey, and Viscount Mobdacnt, of А*л~ ¿m, in SanUTKtthirt. His lordship and Sir John Grenvile, were the bearers of the letters which the king, prior to his restoration, addressed to Monk, to parliament, and to the corporation of London. His lordship, after the Restoration, was constituted constable of WindsorCastle, and appointed lord lieutenant, and cuetos rotulorum of со. Surrey. He Sb. Elizabeth, dau. and sole heiress of Thomas Carey, 2nd son of Hubert. Earl of Monmoutb, by whom he had five sons and three daus.,
1 Cbables, his successor.
2 Harry, M.P., lieutenant-general In the army, and treasurer of the ordnance, to which last offlce he was appointed in 1699. General Mordaunt m. 1st, Margaret, dau. of Sir Thomas Spencer, of Yaraton, со. Oxford, Bart, by whom he had, with other children,
John (Sin, K.B., a general officer in the army.
Eliza-Lucy, m. to Sir Wilfrid Lawton, Bart., of IseQ, la
General Mordaunt m. Zndly, Penelope, dau. and heir of
Penelope, m. to Sir Monnonx Cope, Bart, of HanwelL
3 Lewis, a brigadier-general in the army, who d. 2 February, 1712-13, leaving issue by two wives. One of his dau». AnneMaria, m. the Right Hon. Stephen Poyntz. of Midtrham, со. Berks, and another. Sophia, m Sir Roger Martin, Bart.
4 Osmond, slain at the battle of the Boyne.
5 George, in holy orders. This gentleman m. thrice, and left by his 2nd wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Sir John D'Ovlj, Bart., a dan.,
Anna-Maria (co-heiress), ra. to Jonathan Shipley, P.D., bishop of St. Asaph. ancestor by her of the ShipleyCimwys. of Bodrhyddan, со. Flint, and of the Shipley« of Twyford House, Hants.
and by his 3rd wife, Elizabeth, dan. of Colonel CoUrer,
Mary, m. to Valentino Morris, Esq., of Pierceneld, Mon-
1 Charlotte, m. to Benjamin Albin, Esq.
2 Sophia, m. to James Hamilton, Esq., of Bangor, in Ireland.
3 Anne, M. to James Hamilton, Esq., of Tollymore, in Ireland.
His lordship d. 8 June, 1675, and was ». by his eldest son, Charles МОВОАГЛП, 2nd viscount, who was created Eau, or Monmodth, 9 April, 1689, and *. to the Eabldox or Petebbobocoh, at the decease of his uncle, in 1697.
The Earl of Peterborough was general of ordnance, and colonel of a regiment of foot, in the army raised in 1642, by order of parliament, under the command of Robert, Earl of Essex. His lordship d. in the same year, and was «. by his elder son,
Henbt Mobdadnt, 2nd Earl of Peterborough. This nobleman was distinguished during the civil wars by his seal in the royal cause. He raised a regiment at his own expense, was wounded at the battle of Newbury, and often imprisoned for his loyal exertions. In 1648, he was In the rising with the Earl of Holland to release the king from his confinement; and on their defeat, though Holland was taken and beheaded, Peterborough, with his brother, escaped, but they were voted traitors to the commonwealth and their estates sequestered. His lordship was, after the Restoration, of the privy council to King Chables II., and entrusted with several honourable embassies. At the coronation of King James II., he carried the sceptre with the cross, and was elected in the same year a knight of the Garter. After the accession of William and Mabt, the commons resolved (26 October, 1689,) that the Earl of Peterborough, and the Earl of Salisbury, should be impeached for high treason, for departing from their allegiance, and being reconciled to the church of Rome; but the impeachment was dropped. Hie lordship m. Penelope, dau. of Barnabas, Earl of Thomond, in Ireland, by whom he had issue,
Elizabeth, d. unm.
Mabt, who became sole heiress, m. 1st, Henry, Duke of Norfolk, from whom she was divorced in 1700, and then m. Sir John Germain. Bart., but had issue by neither. Her ladyship inherited the Barony of Mordaunt, of Turvey, at the decease of her father, but the dignity again attached to the Earldom of Peterborough, at her own decease, in 1705. Her ladyship bequeathed her whole estate to her 2nd husband. The earl d. in 1697, when the Barony of Mordannt, of Turrey, devolved upon his only surviving dau., as stated above, amt the Earldom of Peterborough passed to his nephew (nfwrt la issue of the 1st earl),
Chables Mobdacnt, 1st Earl of Monmonth, as 3rd Earl of Peterborough. This nobleman, who had distinguished himself as a military character prior to the Revolution, was, upon the accession of William and Maey, sworn of the privy council, and made one of the lords of the bedchamber, and in order to attend at their coronation as an earl, was raised to the Earldom of Monmouth, having, the day before, been constituted first lord commissioner of the Treasury. In 1692, his lordehip made the campaign of Plündere, under King William; and soon after the accession of Queen Anne he waa declared general and commander-in-chicf of the forces sent to Spain; in which command he acquired great military fame, by the capture of Montjovi—by driving the Duke of Anjou, and the French army, consisting of 25,000 men, out of Spain, with a force not exceeding 10,000, and by acquiring possession of Catalonia, of the kingdoms of Valencia, Arragon, Majorca, Ac. His lordship was, however, recalled from the scene of those gallant achievements, and hie conduct subsequently examined by parliament; when a vote passed the House of Lords, 12 January, 1710-11, that during the time he had the command in Spain " he performed many great and eminent services ;" and his lordship received the thanks of the house, through the lord chancellor. In 1710, and 1711, he wasemployed in embassy to the court of Turin, and other Italian states, on special missions; and in 1713, he was installed knight of the Garter. In the reign of King George I., his lordship was constituted general of all the marine forces in Great Britain. The earl m. 1st, Carey, dau. of Sir Alexander Fraser, of Dotes, N.B., and had issue,
John, Lord Monlaunt, a military officer, colonel of the grenadier guards, at the celebrated battle of Blenheim, 13 August, 1704, wherein he lost one of his arms. His lordship m. Lady Frances Powlett, dau. of Charles, Duke of Bolton, and dying of the small-pox, в April, 1710, left two sons, Charles, who ». his grandfather in the honours of the family.
John, a lieutenant-colonel in the army, K.P., m. 1st, in 1735, M;irsr, sister of Scroop, Viacount How, and widow of Thomas, Earl of Pembroke. He in. 2ndly, Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel Hamilton, Esq., but d. л. р. in 1767. Henry, a naval officer of high character, and a M. iv, d. unm. (of ihe small-pox) 27 February. 1700-10. Henrietta, m. to Alexander Gordon, 2nd Duke of Gordon, from whom lineally descended,
Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon, who, upon the decease of
His lordship m. 2ndly, In 1786, Anastasia Robinson, the celebrated public singer, of whom Dr. Burney gives an interesting account in hit ffiitory of Music. The earl d. on his passage to Lisbon, 25 October, in the same year. At the decease of his lordship's cousin, Mary, Baronets Mordaunt, of Turvey (revert to issue of 2nd Earl of Peterborough,) he inherited that ancient dignity of the family. He waa «. in all hie honours by bis grandson,
Charles Moedaumt, 4th Earl of Peterborough, and 2nd Earl of Monmouth. His lordship m. lit, Mary, dau. of John Cox, Esq., of London, and hod issue,
Frances, who m. the Rev, Samuel Bulkeley, D.D., of Hatfleld,
in Hertfordshire, and d. ».p. 1794.
UARY-ANA»TAaiA-GRACE, who *. eventually to the Barony of Mordauni, of Turvey.
The earl m. 2ndly, Robin! ana, dau. of Colonel Brown, and dying in 1779, was ». by hi« only surviving eon, by that lady,
Charles-henry Mordaunt, 6th Earl of Peterborough, and 3rd Earl of Monmouth, 6. in 1763, who d. unm. in 1814, when the Earldom of Peterborough, and the Earldom of Monmouth, with the Viscounty of Mordaunt, and Barony of Mordaunt, of Ryegate, became Extinct, while the Barony of Mordaunt, of Turvey, devolved upon hie lordship's half-sister, lady MartAnaotasia-grace Mordaunt, as Baroness Mordaunt, and at her ladyship's decease, unm^ la 1819, it passed to Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke or Gordon, as heir-general of Charles, 3rd Earl of Peterborough. He d. 17 June, 1827, and was ». by his ton, George Gordon, 6th Duke of Gordon, and 13th Lord Monlaunt, who d. в. р. 28 May, 1836, when the Barony of Mordaunt fell into abeyance amongst nil sisters or their representatives. Those ladies, the hut link« of Gordon's sisters, were,
I. Charlotte, m. in September. 1789, Charles, 4th Duke of Richmond, and tí. 6 May, 1812. Her grandson, Charles Gordon-Lennox. Duke of Richmond, it senior co-heir of the Barony of Mordaunt, of Turvey.
II. Madelina, m. let, to Sir Robert Sinclair, Bart., and Zndly, to Cnarlet-Fyehc Palmer, Ei«|., ol Luekley Park, Berks, who d. In January, 1843. Lady Madelina d. in June, 1847. Her grandson, Mr Robert-Charles Sinclair, Bart, is co-heir of the Barony of Monlaunt.
lit. Susan, m. to William, Doke of Manchester, and d. 26 August, 1828. Her grandson, William-Drogo, Duke of Manchester, i* » co-bar of tlw Barouy of Mordaunt.
MORETÓN, or (more correctly,) DE BURGO, EARLS OF CORNWALL.
Creation of William The Cokqdebob, in 1068.
Railowxm »e Вгвоо, founder of the abbe; of Grestelm, In Normandy, m. Arlotta, the mother of the Conqceror, and dying before his father, John, Earl of Comyn, left two вопя,
Robbet, Earl of Moretón, In Normandy.
Odo, bishop of Bayeux.
who both accompanied their illustrious brother in his expedition against England, and were aggrandized after his triumph. Odo, being created Earl of Kent, and
Robebt De Mobeton, Earl of Cornwall, with a grant of 79S manon. In the time of William Burns, this nobleman joining his brother, the Earl of Kent, railed the standard of rebellion in favour of Robert Curthose. and held the castle of Pevensey for that prince. He delivered it up, however, upon its being invested by the king, and made his peace. His lordship m. Maud, dau. of Boger de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury, and had issue, William, his successor, and three daus.t whose Christian names are unknown; the eldest m. Andrew de Vitrei; the 2nd m. Guy de Val, and the youngest m. the Earl of Thoulouse. The time of the Earl of Cornwall's death has not been ascertained, "but if he lived," says Dugdale, "after King William RÜfÜs so fatally lost his Ufe by the glance of an arrow in New Forest, from the bow of Walter Tirell, then was it unto him, that this strange apparition happened, which I shall here speak of; otherwise. It must be to his son and successor, Earl William, the story whereof is as followeth. In the тегу hour that the king received the fatal stroke, the Earl of Cornwall being hunting in a wood, at a distance from the place, and left alone by his attendants, was accidentally met by a very great black goat, bearing the king all black and naked, and wounded through the midst of his breast. And adjuring the goat by the Holy Trinity to tell what that was he so carried; he answered, I am carrying your king to judgment, yea, that tyrant, William Bores, for I am an evil spirit, and the revenger of his malice which ho bore to the church of (Jod; and it was I that did cause this nil slaughter: the protomartyr of England, St. Altaii. commanding me so to do; who complained to God of him for hiB grievous oppressions in the Isle of Britain, which he first hallowed. All which the earl soon after related to his followers." His lordship was f. by his son,
William De МОВЕТОН, 2nd Earl of Cornwall, In England, and Earl of Moretón, in Normandy. This nobleman being from childhood of an arrogant and malevolent disposition, envied the glory of King Hexet I.: and not contented with the great honours he had derived from his father, demanded the Earldom of Kent, which had been borne by his uncle Odo; giving out secretly, that he would not put on his robe, unless the inheritance, which he challenged by descent from his) uncle, might be restored to him. In this demand the king refusing to acquiesce, the earl fled to Normandy, and with Robert dc Belcsme reared the standard of revolt in the Duchy, which caused НЕЯВТ to seize upon his possessions In England, to raze his castles to the ground, and to banish him the kingdom. He subsequently led the тал at the battle of Tenerchebray, and, after displaying great personal valonr, fell into the hands of his opponents, and was sent prisoner to England, where ho was treated with great cruelty, the kins causing hie eyes to be put out, and detaining him in captivity for life. His honours became, of course, Forfeited. The period of his decease has not been recorded; nor does Dugdale mention either his wife or issue—but in Archdale's edition of Lodge's Peerage of Ireland (rol. I., in the article regarding the house of Clanricarde), it is stated that the unfortunate earl left two sons, viz.,
Adelm, from whom the noble houte of Clanricarde derives. Jobn, who was father of the celebrated Hubert de Burgo, Earl of Kent, justiciary of England, temp. Henri ill.
Arma—Lim., a chief indented, gu.
MOELEY— BARONS MORLET. By Writ of Summon», dated 29 December, 1299.
In the '.' ~.iii Edward I., Williah De MÖblet was In the expeditions made in that and the next year into Scotland, and had summons to parliament as a Baron, from 29 December, 1299, to 3 November, 1306. His lordship was ». by his son,
Robebt De MÖblet, 2nd baron, summoned to parliament, from 20 November, 1317, to 16 February, 1367. This nobleman was one of the eminent warriors, of the martial times of King Edwabd III. In the 13th of that monarch's reign, after previously distinguishing himself In the wars of Scotland, he was constituted admiral of the king's whole fleet, from the mouth of the Thames northwards, and the next year achieved the greatest naval Tictory, up to that period, ever won over the French, near Sluce, in Flanders; subsequently sailing to Normandy, he burnt fourscore ships of the Normans, with three of their sea-port towns, and two Tillages. The next year (16th Edwabd III.), being still admiral, he was in the créât expedition then made Into France, and in four yean afterward», his bunncr waved amongst the victorious upon the plains of Cresey. His lordship continued admiral several years afterwards, and in each successive year reaped fresh laurels. In the 29th Edwajld III., he was made constable of the Tower of London. In the 33rd, he was again in arms on the French soil, and d. there the next year, while in immediate attendance upon the king. His lordship та. Hawyse, dau. and heir of Sii- William Mareschall, Knt., and had issue,
William (Sir), his successor.
He m. 2ndly, Joane, dau. of Sir Peter de Tycs, and had, with other Issue,
Bobext (Sir), who, In the 41st Edwabd III., attended Prince
Bis lordship <i. 1360, and was ,-.. by his eldest son,
Sir William Morley, 3rd baron, summoned to parliament from 4 December. 1364, to 3 December, 1378. This nobleman, In the time of his father, was In the wars of France, with Bobert de Ufford, Earl of Suffolk; and in the 38th Edwabd III., be had license to travel beyond sea; as also to grant the office of marshal of Ireland (which he had inherited from his mother) to Henry de Ferrera, to hold during good conduct His lordship m. Cicily. dau. of Thomas, Lord Bardolph, and had an only son, Thomas, his successor. Lord Morley Л. 30 April, 1379, and by his last testament, bequeathed his body to he buried in the church of the Friers-Augnstines, at Norwich. Appointing that two of his best horses should be disposed of for mortuaries, viz., his best black horse to those friers, on the day of his funeral; and, his palfrey, called Don, to the rector of the church of Hallingbury. He likewise left large sums for masses for his soul, as all the great personages of that period were in the habit of bequeathing. He was *. by his •on,
Sib Thomas Morlet. 4th baron, summoned to parliament from 16 July, 1381, to 3 September, 1417. This nobleman In the 4th Bichabd 11., arriving at Cabin, with divers other English lords, rode with his banner displayed. And in the 15th of the same reign (being marshal of Ireland) was in the expedition then made Into France, as he was again in the 3rd Henry V.; and the next year he was appointed lieutenant and captain-general of all the forces assembled at London
from the different port». In order to proceed to France. ЕВ* lordship m. twice: by his 2nd wife, Anne, dan. of Edward, Lord Despraeer (by Elizabeth de Burghersh, his wife), and widow of Sir Hugh de Hastings, Knt., he had no Issue, but by his 1st wife he had a son,
Thomas, or Robert, who d. ». p., 3rd Hexby V., leaving by
He • •' In 1417, and was s. by his grandson,
Thomas Morley, 6th baron, wbo was summoned to parliament from 16 July, 1427, to 5 July, 1436, in the 6th Нпгвт V., bel ig then marshal of Ireland, he was in the expedition made into France, and so likewise, in the 9th of the same reign. His lordship being in the service of King H Dtr Y V, when that gallant prince d. in France, bore one of the banners of saints, which were carried at the monarch's solemn obsequies. His lordship m. Lady Isabel de la Pole,* dau. of Michael, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, and dying in 1436, left issue, two dans., Elizabeth, m. to Sir John Arundel, and Anne, m. to Sir John Hastings, and a son,
Robert Morley. 6th baron, summoned to parliament, 3 December, 1441. This nobleman m. Elizabeth, dan. of William Lord Roos, and dying in 1442, left an only dau. and heir,
Aliahore Moblet, sat. twenty-three, fith Edwabd IV., who m. William Lovel, 2nd son of William, Baron Level, of Tichmersh, and he was summoned to parliament, jvrt uxorit, as Lord Moblet. Of this marriage there were Issue,
! 11--.« v Lovel, Lord Morley. who .'. . p.
upon the decease of this Robert, last Lord Morley, the male Une ofthat family Expired; while his dau., Alianore Moblet, carried the Barony of Morley Into the family of Lovel, whence It passed, as stated above, to that ol Parker (ta Parker, Lords Morley).
Xrw*—Arg., a lion rampant, sa., crowned, or.
MORTIMER — BARONS MORTIMER, OP
Barony, by Writ of Summons, dated 8 June, 1294.
The flrst of this name upon record,
Roger De Mobtimer, is deemed by some to have been son of William de Warren, and by others, of Walter de St. Martin, brother of that William. Which Boger was founder of the abbey of St. Vietor, in Normandy. "It is reported," says Dugdale, "that in the year 1064 (which was twelve years before the Norman Conquest), when Odo, brother of Henry, King of France, invaded the territory of Evreux, Duke William sent this Roger, then his general (with Robert, Earl of Ewe, and other stout soldiers), to resist his attempts; who meeting with Odo near to the castle of Mortimer, gave him battle, and obtained a glorious victory. It is further observable of this Roger, that he was by consanguinity allied to the Norman duke (afterwards king, by the name of William The Coif* Quebok), his mother being niece to Gunnorii, wife of Richard, Duke of Normandy, great grandmother to the Conquxbob.'* The presumed son of this Boger,
Ralph De Mortimer, accompanying the Duke of Normandy in his expedition against England, was one of his principal commanders at the decisive battle of Hastings; and shortly after, as the most puissant of the victor's capuùns, was sent into the marches of Wales to encounter Edric, Earl of Shrewsbury, who still resisted the Norman yoke. This nobleman, after much difficulty, and a long siege in his ошве of Wig
• Lady Isabel, widow of Lord Morley, In her will dated 1464, and proved 146i>. mentions her nephew. John, Duke of Suffolk, her sister Dame Katherine, abbess of Berkyng, her son-in-law, John Hivstines, and her dan. Anne, his wife, her granddao-, Isabel Boswell, Лс.