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Elizabeth, m. to John King, esq. of Norfolk. Sir Robert, who frequently represented the county of Suffolk in parliament in the reigns of Queen Anne and King George I. died 1st October, 1712, and was J. by his eldest son,

in. Sir Robert Daveks, bart. auditor of the excise, who d. s. p. 1st June, 1723, and was .t. by his brother,

iv. Sir Jermyn Davers, bart. who had been elected M.P. for St. Edmundsbury in the second parliament of King Georoe I. which met 10th May, 1722, and was chosen knight of the shire for Suffolk in the first parliament of the succeeding monarch, summoned to meet 28th November, 1727. He m. Margaretta, daughter and co-heir of the Rev. Mr. Green, and had issue,

Robert,! * „„„
-¥ '> a. unm.

Henry, J

Charles, successor to his father.

Thomas, d. s. p.


Elizabeth, m. to Frederick, Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry, grandfather of Frederick-William, present Marquis Op Bristol. Sir Jermyn died in February, 1743, and was s. by his only surviving son,

v. Sir Charles Davers, of Rougham, M.P. for St. Edmundsbury, at whose decease unmarried about 1800, the title became Extinct.

Arms—Arg. on a bend gu. three martlets or.


Created 11th Jan. 1685-6.—Extinct (date unknown).


i. Sir George Davies, consul and agent at Naples, was raised to a Baronetcy in 16854, but of himself or his descendants nothing further is known.


of Shukbrugh A. Apreecc, eldest son of Sir Thomas Apreece, bart. but dying s. p. at Geneva in 1828, the Baronetcy became Extinct.

Arms— Sa. a chev. engrailed erm. between two annulets in chief or, and in base a flame ppr. encompassed by a chain of the first, issuing from a civic wreath gold.


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I. Sir John Dawes, knt. of Putney, in the county of Surrey, son of Sir Thomas Dawes, and grandson of Sir Abraham Dawes, knt. of Putney, one of the farmers of the customs temp. Charles I. was created a Baronet by King Charles II. 1st June, 1663. He •». Christian, daughter and heir of William Lyons, e»q. of Booking, in Essex, and had issue, i. Robert, his successor. II. John, (/■ unm.

Hi. William, in holy orders, Bishop of Chester, afterwards Archbishop of York.and eventually Archbishop of Canterbury, succeeded as third baronet, i. Elizabeth, m. to Dr. Peter Fisher, and died in 1698. He was J. at his decease (his widow m. secondly, Sir Anthony Dean, knt. of London,) by his eldest son,

:i. Sir Robert Dawks, who d. unmarried, and wa» s. by his only surviving brother,

in. Sir Wiluam Dawes, a churchman, who, a» stated above, attained its highest dignity, the mitre of Canterbury. He m. Frances, eldest daughter and coheir of Sir Thomas D'Arcy, bart. of Braxted Lodge, in Essex, and by her (who d. 22nd December, 1705,) had surviving issue,

D'arcy, his successor.

Elizabeth, m. to Sir William Milner, hart. M.P. for the city of York, and was great-gTandmother of the present Sir William-mordaunt-stobt Milner, bart. of Nun-Appleton Hall, in the county of York. His grace d. at the age of fifty-three, 30th April, 1724, and was s. by his son,

iv. Sir D'arcy Dawes,hart, who m. in 1723, Janet, daughter and co-heir* of Richard Roundell, esq. of Hutton Wandsley, in the county of York, and by that lady (who m. secondly, Beilby Thompson, esq. of Escrick,t) had issue,

William, his successor.

t By Mr. Thompson (to whom she was second wife) she had two sons and a daughter, viz.

Beilby Thompson, of Eicrick, who d. s. p.
Richard Thompson, of Escrick, d. num. iu 1820.
Jane Thompson, m. to Sir Robert Lawley, bart. and
had, infer alios, a son, the present Paul Beilby
Thompson, esq. of Bserick Park, M.P.

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SIR Lewis DE LA VAL, knight banneret, father of Sir Guy De LA VAL, lord of Seaton De la Val, who was likewise proprietor of Naseby, in Northamptonshire, and held twenty knights’ fees in the 13th of HENRY II. He is, like his father and grandfather, a knight banneret. Sir Guy m. a daughter of Maurice de Creon, a feudal baron, and dying in the first year of King John, was s. by his son, SIR William DE LA VAL, whose son, SIR John DE LAVAL, was father of SiR Gilbert DE LA VAL, one of the barons in arms against King John. He held Claverdon, in Northumberland, by barony, performing the service of two knights’ fees, and was s. by his son, SiR EUsTAce DE LA VAL, who held another barony in the same county. He was s. by his elder son, SiR Robert DE LA VAL, who m. Margaret, daughter of William De Greystock," but dying s. p. 1 Edward I. was s. by his brother, Sie HENRY De LAWAL. This feudal lord had three sons, all knights, viz.

1. EUSTAce (Sir), who m. Margaret, daughter of Ralph Nevil, Lord of Raby, and had a son, RoBERT (Sir), who d.s. p. 11. HUGH (Sir), m. Maud, daughter and co-heir of Hugh de Bulbec, Baron of Headon, but died issueless. 111. HENRY (Sir).

The youngest son and eventual heir of his brothers,
SIR HENRY DE LA VAL, m. the Lady Helena de
Molton, and was s. by his son,
SIR HUGH DE LA VAL, father of
SIR Robert DE LA VAL, who d. 27th EDwARD III.
leaving three sons,

1. WiLLIAM, sen. (Sir), who left a son, HENRY, who d.s. p. 11. William, jun. (Sir), who had, by gift of his father, the manor of Benwell, and was father of John, whose son, William, m. Mary, daughter of Sir William de Widderington, knt. but d.s. p. 111. Robert (Sir).

The third son, SIR Robert DE LA VAL, was father of Sir John DE LA VAL, who m. first, Margaret, daughter of Sir John de Mitford, but by that lady had no issue. He wedded, secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of William Whitchester, and left an only daughter and heiress, Elizabeth DE LA VAL, who m. John HoRsLEY, and obliged her husband to take the name and arms of DE LA VAL. She had issue two sons, George, who d. s. p. 10 HENRY VIII. and SIR John DE LA VAL, who m. Mary, daughter of Thomas Carnaby, esq. and had issue,

John (Sir), his heir.
Edward, m. a daughter of John Ogle, esq. of Ogle
Castle, and left posterity.

The elder son, SiR John DE LA VAL, who was sheriff of Northumberland in the first year of Philip and MARY, married Anne, daughter of Ralph, Baron Ogle, and had a son and successor, SIR John DeLaval, knt. of Seaton, who was sheriff of Northumberland in the 17th and 25th years of Elizabeth. He m. Dorothy, daughter of Sir Ralph Grey, knt. of Chillingham, and was s. by his son,

"William, Lord of Greystock, m. Mary, eldest of the three daughters and co-heirs of Robert de Merlay, an *ent baron of the north, by whom he acquired the *nor of Morpeth, in Northumberland, and had issue,

John, his heir.
Margaret, m. to Sir Robert De la Val.
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Sir Ralph Delaval, knt. of Seaton, sheriff of Northumberland in the 2nd and 10th James I. This gentleman m. Jane, daughter of Thomas Hilton, esq. and had a numerous issue. He was s. by his eldest son,

Robert Delatal, esq. of Seaton, who m. Barbara, daughter of Sir George Selby, knt. and was father of i. Ralph Delaval, esq. of Seaton Delaval, who was created a Baronet by King Charles II. 20th June, 1000. Sir Ralph m. Lady Anne Fraser, widow of Hugh, Master of Lovat,* and daughter of Alexander Leslie, Earl of Leven, and had issue,

Robert, who died 1st August, 1682, aged thirtysix, bin father then being alive, and was buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor, leaving by his wife, Ralph, successor to his grandfather. John, third baronet. He was s. at his decease by his grandson,

ii. Sir Ralph Delatal, of Seaton DelaTal. This gentleman wedded Diana, daughter of George Booth, Lord Delamere, by which lady (who m. secondly, Sir Edward Blacket, bart. of Newby, in the county of York,) he had

Elizabeth, m. to William Blount, esq. of Kidmore End, and was mother of

Lister Blount, esq. of Maple Durham. (See Burke's Commoners, vol. iii. p. 168.) He died in August, 1696, and having had no male issue, was s. by his brother,

m. Sir John Delaval, who died in June, 1727, and was s. by his son,

iv. Sir Thomas Delaval, but of himself or his descendants we have no particulars.

Arms-— Erm. two bars vert.


Created 1st July, 1761.—Extinct 2lst May, 1808.


Francis-blake Delaval, esq. descended from the Delavals of Seaton Delaval, in Northumberland, m. Rhoda, daughter of Robert Apreece, esq. of Washingly, in the county of Huntingdon, by Sarah, daughter and heiress of Sir Thomas Hussey, bart. and left issue at his decease in 1752,

Francis-blake, who was installed a knight of
the Bath in 1761. Sir Francis m. Isabella,
widow of Lord Nassau Paulett, and daughter of
Thomas, sixth Earl of Thanet, but d. s. p. in

Edward-Thomas, d. unm.

Rhoda, m. to Sir Edward Astley, bart. of Melton

Constable, in the county of Norfolk.
Anne, m. first, to the Hon. Sir William Stanhope,

K.B.; and secondly, to Captain Morris. Sarah, m. to John Savile, first Earl of Mexborough. The second son and eventual continuator of the family, i. John-hcssey Delaval, esq. of Ford, in the county of Northumberland, was created a Baronet 1st July, 1761, and elevated to the peerage of Ireland in 1782, as Baron Delaval, of Rcdford, in the county of Wicklow. His lordship was enrolled amongst the peers of

Great Britain, 21st August, 1786, in the dignity of Baron Delaval, of Seaton Delaval, in the county of Northumberland. He m. first, Susannah, daughter of R. Robinson, esq. and widow of John Potter, esq. by which lady (who d. 1st October, 1783,) he had issue,

John, o. in 1755, d. unmarried in 1775.

Sophia-anns, m. to — Jadis, esq. and d.24th July*

1793. Elizabeth, m. 19th May, 1781, to George, sixteenth Lord Audley, and d. in 1785. Frances, m. to John Fenton Cawthorn, esq. Sarah, M. to George, Earl of Tyrconnel, and had an only daughter (heiress of the earl),

Lady Susanna Carpenter, who m. Henry, second Marquess of Waterford. His lordship m. secondly, Miss Knight, but had no other issue. He d. 21st May, 1808, when the BaronEtcy, with his higher honours, became Extinct.

Arms—Erm. two bars vert.

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Delves Hall, near Uttoxeter, in the county of Stafford, was the ancient seat and residence of this family: in the 31st of Edward 1. it was possessed by

John De Delves, father of

Richard Dk Delves, of Delves Hall, living in the times of Edward II. and Edward III.; in the latter reign he was constable of Heleigh Castle, near Betley. He was s. by his son,

Sir John De Delves, who, in the 20th Edward III. was one of the four esquires who attended James, Lord Audley, Baron of Heleigh, K.G. in the French wars under Edward The Black Prince, and who, for their services at the battle of Poictiers, were rewarded with an annuity of five hundred marks among them, and were allowed an addition to their arms of a chevron, bearing a similitude to their captain the Lord Audley's coat. Delves afterwards received the honour of knighthood (36 Edward HI.), the ensuing year had the wardship of the Duchess of Bretaigne, and the year following was one of the justices of the King's Bench. Sir John de Delves founded a chauntry at Hondebridge, near Chester, and endowed it, in the 43rd Edward III. 1309, in which year he died and was interred at Audley, in Staffordshire. He m. Isabel, daughter and co-heir of Philip de Malpas alias Egerton, but having no issue male, was s. by his brother,

Sir Henry Delves, of Delves Hall, who m. first, Catherine, daughter of Sir John Arderne, and widow of William Chetilton and Ralph Wetenal, and secondly, Margaret, daughter of William Brereton. Sir Henry had a son and heir,

John, M. P. for the county of Stafford, temp. RiChard II., in which monarch's reign he was also sheriff, and being escheat or of that county, of Salop, and of the marches of Wales, had a grant of the lordship of Walton-upon-Trent. He died the year before his father, 18th Richard II. leering

By whom she was mother of Hngb, tenth Lord Fraser of Lovat.

John, successor to his grandfather.



Matilda, m. to Edmund Basset, of Blore.

Ellen, w. to William de Egerton.

Beatrix, m. to Richard de Wibunbury. Henry Delves dying 10th Richard II. was s. by his grandson,

John Delves, esq. of Delres Hall, a soldier in the Prench wars, sheriff of Staffordshire llth Hbnry IV. died 7tb Henry VI. and was s. by his eldest son,

Richard Delves, esq. who, for want of male issue, was j. by his brother,

Sir John Delves, of Delves Hall, who was sheriff of Staffordshire and comptroller of the petty customs at London, as also warden of the Mint, temp. Henry VI. and having been knighted, was slain at the battle of Tewkesbury, and attainted by parliament for his Adherence to the house of Lancaster. He m. Ellen, dsoghter of Ralph Egerton, esq. of Wrinehill, and bad issue,

John, who being with his father at Tewkesbury, was beheaded llth Edward IV.; he left two daughters, Elizabeth, m. to Sir James Blunt, and Ellen, the wife of Robert Sheffield, of Butter wick

Ralph, successor to his brother.

Richard, a priest, canon of Lichfield and rector of
Warrington, where he was buried in 1539.

Henry, father of

Sir Henry, who s. his uncle Ralph, and continued the line.

Sir John was s. by his eldest son,

John Delves, esq. beheaded as stated above, and leaving no male issue, was s. by his brother,

Ralph Delves, esq. who died without issue, and wu i. by his cousin,

Sir Henry Delves, of Dodington, (son of Henry Delves, and grandson of John Delves, sheriff of Staffordshire 11 Henry IV.) He was twice sheriff of Cheshire in the time of Henry VIII. was knighted, ■*nd sat in parliament for that county. He d. 6th August, 1550, was buried at Wibunbury, and s. by his son,

John Delves, esq. who m. Mary, daughter of William Sneyd, esq. of Keel, in the county of Stafford, and dying 15th June, 1571, was s. by his son,

Hexry Delves, esq. who m. Francos, daughter of Thomas Stanley, esq. of Alderley, in Cheshire, and »u *. at his decease, 8th October, 1606 (he was buried at Wibunbury the 16th;, by

<• Sir Thomas Delves, of Dodington, in the county of Chester, b. at Alderley 14th Elizabeth, knighted loth July, 1600, and created a Baronet by King Jaeej I. 8th May, 1621. He m. first, Mary, daughter of Thomas Wilbraham, esq. of Woodbey, and by that Wy had Henry, his successor, and Lawrence, Rich *rd> and Thomas, who all died issueless. Sir Thomas *. secondly, Mary, daughter of Edward Baber, esq. of Chew, in Somersetshire, and widow of Sir Roger Wilhraham, but had no other issue. He served the office of sheriff of Cheshire in 1638, and was s. at liis der^aje by his eldest son,

■i- Sir Henry Delves, bart. b. in 1580, sheriff of Cheshire in 1640, m. first, Catherine, daughter and

co-heir of Sir Roger Wilbraham, one of the masters of requests to King Jambs I. and by her had Thomas, his successor.

Mary, m. to Sir Thomas Mainwaring, bart. of

Peover, in the county of Chester.
Catherine, m. to Edward Glegg, esq. of Gayton,

in the same county. Grace, m. to Joshua Edisbury, esq. of Pentry yr Claud, in Derbyshire. He m. secondly, Mary, daughter of Randal Leicester, citizen of London, but had no other issue. He d. 23rd May, 1663, and was s. by his son,

m. Sir Thomas Delves, bart. of Dodington, 6.28th August, 1630, sheriff in 1665, m. first, Elizabeth, only daughter and heir of Hall Ravenscroft, esq. of Horsham, in Sussex, and had two sons, Thomas, his heir. Henry.

He m. secondly, Rachel, daughter of Francis Forrester, esq. of Watling Street, Salop, without issue. Sir Thomas d. 15th May, 1713, and was s. by his elder son,

iv. Sir Thomas Delves, bart. of Dodington, b. 4th October, 1652. This gentleman m. first, Jane, daughter of Sir Richard Knightly, K.B. of Fawesley, in Northamptonshire, by whom he had one daughter,

Eliza Hetr, m. to Sir Brian Broughton, bart. of
Broughton, in the county of Stafford, and had
Sir Brian Broughton, bart. of whom here-
after as heir to his grandfather, Sir Thomas

Jane Broughton, m. to Sir Rowland Hill,

bart. Elizabeth Broughton, d. unmarried in 1735.

He m. secondly, Lady Elizabeth Booth, daughter of Henry, Earl of Warrington, which lady d. s. p. in 1607; thirdly, Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew Barker, esq. of Fairford, in Gloucestershire, and by her bad

Henry, b. 18th July, 1700, and d. at Warwick, on his return from France, unmarried in April, 1725, his father being then alive.

Sir Thomas m. fourthly, Rhoda, daughter of Sir John Huband, bart. but by that lady had no issue. He d. 12th September, 1725, when the Baronetcy, through failure of male issue, became Extinct, and the estates passed, under the will of the deceased baronet, to his grandson,

Sir Brian Broughton, bart. of Broughton, in the
county of Stafford, who, in compliance with the
injunction of that instrument, assumed the ad-
ditional surname of Delves. Sir Brian was
grandfather of the present
Sir John Delves-broughton, bart. (Refer
to Burek's Peerage and Baronetage.)

Arms—ATg. a chevron gu. fretted or, between three turves or delves sa.


Created 18th March, 1700.—Extinct, date unknown.

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i. Sir Robert De Neuftillb, of Frankfort, in Germany, was created a Baronet in 1700, but no further particulars concerning him have ever been obtained.


Cheated 28th Oct. 1767.—Extinct I2th Jane, 1778.

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The Rev. Jacob Denis, born in La Rochefocault, in Angoumois, fled from France at the Revocation of the Edict of Nantz, and settled at Chester, where he was ordained, and married Mrs. Martha Leach, a lady of ancient family in Lancashire, by whom he had twelve children, of whom, the youngest but one,

l. Peter Denis, esq. of Blackmonstone and St. Mary's, in Kent, adopting the naval profession, sailed round the world with Commodore Anson, and returned his first lieutenant. Soon after, being put into commission, he commanded the Centurion on the 3rd May, 1747, and began the attack, for which Lord Anson dispatched him with the news of the signal victory then achieved over the French fleet. In 1758, he commanded the Dorsetshire, and captured the Reasonable, of equal forces. Participating subsequently in many hard-fought actions, this gallant officer attained the rank, of viceadmiral of the red, and was created a Baronet in 1707, an honour which Expired at his decease in 1778.

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i. Sir Edmcnd Denton, who was created a BaroNet in 1609. This gentleman married Mary, daughter and co-heir of Anthony Rowe, esq. of Hackney, in Middlesex, but by her (who wedded, secondly, Trevor, Viscount Hillsborough,) he had no issue. He died in April, 1714, when the Baronetcy expired- The manor of Hillesdon continued in a collateral branch of th« family until Elizabeth , daughter and co-heir of Alexander Denton, esq. conveyed it to her husband, Georges Chamberlayne, esq. whose daughter, Elizabeth Chaxnberlayne, inherited the estate, and married Wenman Coke, esq. of Holkham. (See Burke's Commoners* vol. i. p. 6.) The manor-house was, during the ciril wars, made a garrison for the king, being then the scat of Sir Alexander Denton, who suffered severely for his devoted attachment to his royal master. The garrison was surrendered in 1643, the house plundered, and Sir Alexander committed to prison, where he died broken-hearted.

Arms— Arg. two bars gu. in chief three ciuquefoila of the second.

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This family derived its descent from

Herlwinus, an Anglo-Saxon, living at the time of the Norman Conquest. His son,

Geoffrey, possessed property in the parish of Dereham, in Norfolk, and thence assumed the surname of Dereham. He was s. by his son,

Geoffrey De Dereham, who granted, in the reign of Henry II. to Hubert Walter, then dean of York, afterwards archbishop of Canterbury, the land on which that prelate founded the abbey of West Dereham.

Elias De Dereham, was one of the executors to the will of the said archbishop, in the time of King John.

Thomas De Dereham, was settled at Crimpleshani in the 13th of Edward III. His son or grandson, another

Thomas De Dereham, of Crimpleshara, temp. Henry V.- m. Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Baldwin de Vere, of Denver, in Norfolk, younger brother of Robert de Vere, of Addington, of the Veres, Earls of Oxford. This lady died in the 8th of Edward IV. and had a solemn anniversary with mass, obsequies, and offerings, annually celebrated for her soul, in the parish church of Crimplesham. Their grandson,

Thomas De Dereham, esq. m. Elizabeth, daughter

Sir Robert Dereham, knt. distinguished himself eminently iu the French wars of Hanry IV.

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