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Sir Samuel d. senior alderman of London, and president of Bridewell and Bethlehem hospital*, 10th March, 1724. He waa 3. by hia eldest son,
T. Sir Samuel Garrard, bart. who d. num. lit December, 1781, and waa s. by hia only surviving brother,
vi. Sia Brnet Garrard, bart. M. P. for Agmondesham. This gentleman died also nnm. 1st July, 1767, when the Baronetcy became Rxtinct, and the manor and estate of Lamer devolved, under Sir Benet's will, upon his cousin,
Charles Drakb, esq. (refer to descendants of Jane Garrard, only child and heiress of the third Baronet). This gentleman assumed the additional surname of Garrard. He m Anne, 4th daughter of Miles Barne, esq. of Sotterley, and dying in July, 1817, was 1. by his only son, the present Charles-beset Drake Garrard, esq. of Lamer.
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Thomas Garrard, an opulent citizen of London, who served the office of sheriff, died in 1632, and was t. in his estate by his son,
1. Sir Jacob Garrard, of Langford, in the county of Norfolk, an alderman of the city of London, who received the honor of knighthood in 1641 (having served the office of sheriff in 1636), and was created a Baronet 16th August, 1662. Sir Jacob was a merchant of great wealth, and, says an old writer, " a gentleman of exemplary probity, religiously practising in all his transactions, that excellent maxim, a/ doing as he would be done unto, of extensive charity to the poor, both by large legacies in money, and by twelve acres marsh land, called Oxleas, in the parish of Westham, Essex, appropriated for ever, many years before his decease, for the binding out of four apprentices, three of the parish of West, and one of the parish of East Ham; also three pounds issuing out thereof, to buy coals for the poor of Gracechurch Street, London, and the overplus to other pious uses: he gave likewise £10 per annum, for ever, for a lecture in the parish church of Needham Market, in Suffolk." Sir Jacob was zealously attached to King Charles 1. and for hia services to that unhappy monarch waa prosecuted as a delinquent, and tried for hia life, but acquitted for want of evidence. In thankful remembrance of which event he appointed a sermon to be preached yearly on the anniversary of the day of his deliverance, being the 0th of January, if it happen on a Sunday, or else the next ensuing Sunday, at the pariah church of Westham, by some orthodox divine, bestowing £l on the preacher, 6s. 80*. on the reader, 3s. id. on the clerk, and 2s. on the «exton, and directing fifty poor to participate in his charity on that day. He m. Mary, daughter of Am
brose Jennings, of London, gent, and had four surviving children, viz.
Thomas, his successor.
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Mary, m. to Richard Berney, esq. of Reedham, in Norfolk.
He d. about the year 1666, and was s. by his eldest son,
II. Sir Thomas Garrard, bart. who m. Sarah, daughter and heir of Nicholas Beaumont, esq. of Peason Hall, in Suffolk, and had issue,
Jacoh, who m. Abigail, daughter of Sir John Hol-
Attleburgh, in Norfolk.
A daughter, m. to Samuel Kerridge, esq. of Shelley
Sir Thomas d. about the year 1690, and was s. by bis only surviving son,
III. Sir Nicholas Garrard, bart. who m. Cecilia, only daughter of Sir Edwyn Stede, knt. of Stede Hill, in Kent, and had no male issue. He d. 12th March, 1728, when the Baronetcy became Extinct.
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The family of (jam Py is stated to have derived from Sir Brews Gawdey, a French knight, taken prisoner in 1342, who was naturalized, and settled in Suffolk. His descendant,
Thomas Gawdey, esq. of Harleston, serjeant-atlaw, left by Anne, his wife, daughter and co-heir of John Bassingbourne, esq. of Woodhall, Herts, a son.
Sir Bassingbourne Gawdy, died seised of West Herling, &c. in Norfolk, 23th January, 1569, leaving by Anne, his wife, daughter and heir of John Wootton,esq. of Tuddenham, two sons, namely, Bassinobournb, his heir.
Philip (Sir), knt. who m. Bridget Strongman, and had a son, Francis, who died s. p. and five daughters, the youngest of whom was born in 1614. The elder son,
Sir Bassinobournb Gawdix, Int. of West Herling, who served the office of sheriff for Norfolk, in 1573, 1593, and 1601, married, first, Anne, daughter and heir of Sir Charles Framlingham, knt. of Crow's Hall, in Debenham, by Dorothy, his wife, daughter
of Sir Clement Heigham, knt. and had by her two sons, viz.
Framlingham, his heir.
Charles (Sir), knt. of Crow's Hall, in Suffolk, whose son was created a Baronet in 1661. (See Gawdy, Op Crow's Hall.) Sir Basaingbourne married, secondly, Dorothy, daughter of Sir Nicholas Bacon, of Redgrave, and by her, who m. secondly. Sir Henry Felton, bart. of Playford, and died in 16)3, had two sons and two daughters, who all died *. p. Sir Bassingbourne died in 1606, and was s. by his son,
Framlingham Gawdy, esq. of West Herling, ft. 8th August, 1589, sheriff of Norfolk in 1627, who m. Lettice, daughter and co-heir of Sir Robert Knowles, knt. and had issue by her, who was buried at West Herling, 3rd December, 1630, six sons and two daughters, viz.
i. William, his heir. n. Framlingham. in. Bassingbourne, b. in 1614. iv. Thomas, b. in 1617, who died mini. v. Charles, b. in 1618. vi. Robert, b. in 1630.
Ii. Anne. Framlingham Gawdy died in 1654, and waa s. by his eldest son,
I. William Gawdy, esq. of West Herling, who waa created a Baronkt in 1663. Sir William m. Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John Duffield, gent, of East Wretham, in Norfolk, and by her, who died in 1653, had issue,
Bassingbourne, who died unra. at London, of the amall-pox, and waa buried in the Temple in 1660.
John, successor to his father.
William, died unm.
Framlingham, of Bury.
Anne, died unmarried.
Sir William died in 1666, and was 5. by his son,
II. Sir John Gawdy, of West Herling, b. 4th October, 1630. This gentleman, who was deaf and dumb, possessed considerable ability, and attained no small degree of celebrity as a painter. He m. Anne, daughter of Sir Robert de Grey, knt. of Martin, and had one son and one daughter, viz.
Bassingbourne, his heir.
Anne, who m. Oliver Le Neve, esq. of Great
Anne Lb Neve, m. to John Rogers, of Stan-
Sir John died in 1609, and waa s. by his son,
in. Sir Bassingbourne Gawdy, of West Herling, at whose decease unmarried, in 1723, the Baronetcy became Extinct; Sir Bassingbourne's three nieces, the daughters of his sister, Mrs. Le Neve, being his heirs. Those ladies joined, and conveyed the whole estate to Joshua Draper, esq. who sold it to Richard Gipps, esq.
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GAWDY, OF CROWS HALL.
Created 20th April, 1661.—Extinct
Sir Charles Gawdy, knt. of Crow's Hall, in Suffolk, b. in 1591, second son of Sir Bassingbourne Gawdy, knt. of West Herling, married Judith, daughter of Sir William Waldegrave, of Smallbridge, and had a son,
i. Charles Gawdy, esq. of Crow's Hall, who was created a Baronet in 1661. He m. Vere, daughter and co-heir of Sir Edward Cook, knt. of Geddy Hall, Essex, and had issue, i. Charles, his heir. Ii. Francis, died s. p. in. Edmund, living in 1605. It. Bassingbourne, d. s. p. v. Henry, d. s.p.
I. Anne, m. to Wentworth Garneys, esq. of Boylaud Hall, Norfolk. The eldest son,
ii. Sir Chari.es Gawdy, of Crow's Hall, married Mary, daughter of George, Earl of Desmond, and bad issue. With his son, the Third Baronet, the title expired.
Arms—As Gawdy, Op Wist Herling.
The Gells were seated at Hoptan, in Derbyshire, so early as the reign of Edward III. and the first recorded ancestor, Ralph Gell, is supposed to have married the heiress of Hopton. During the civil wars, the then chief of the family,
i. Sir John Gell,* of Hopton,attained considerable eminence as a parliamentary leader; captured the city of Lichfield, aud rendered very important services to his party in his native county. A MS. narrative of the services he performed, written by himself, for the purpose of refuting, as it appears, certain charges brought against him after the independents got into power, gives a full and interesting account of his actions, which tended, in no small degree, to the destruction of the royal cause in Derbyshire; indeed Lord Clarendon observes that, after a period, there was in that county no visible party for the king; the whole shire being under the power of Sir John Gell. Subsequently to the termination of the war, Sir John was much dissatisfied with the treatment he received from the parliament, and in 1650, he
IAS Gell, esq. younger brother of Sir John, was
~* the Inner Temple, of extensive practice,
Le borough of Derby, and representative
thereof in the Inst parliament of Charles I. He wa* a gentleman of distinguished abilities, and held the rank <-c lieutenant colonel in his brother's regiment.
incurred the hostility of the ruling powers to so great an extent, that he was sentenced by the high court of justice to be imprisoned for life and his estates to be confiscated; but two years afterwards he procured his pardon. He was created a BARoNET in 1641-2. Sir John m. first, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Percival Willoughby, of Wollaton, in the county of Nottingham, and secondly, Mary, daughter of Sir Francis Radcliffe, of Ordsall, in Lancashire, and widow of John Stanhope, esq. of Elvaston. By the latter he had no issue, but by the former he left at his decease, in November 1761, (with four daughters, Millicent, n. Richard Radcliffe, esq. of Manchester; Elizabeth, m. so Henry Wigsall, esq.; Bridget, m. to John Wigley, esq.; and Eleanor, m. to Anthony Alsop, esq.) a son and successor, II. Sir John GELL, of Hopton, who m. Katherine, daughter of John Packer, esq. of Denington Castle, in the county of Berks, and had issue,
Philip, his heir.
CATHERINE, who m. William Eyre, esq. of Highlow, in Derbyshire, and their second son, John EYRE, esq. inheriting Hopton, assumed the surname of GELL. He m. Isabella, daughter and co-heir of William Jessop, esq. of Broom Hall, and had (with several daughters, one of whom, Anne, was wife of Hugo Meynel, esq.) two sons. The younger, Admiral John Gell, d. unm. The elder, PHILIP GELL, esq. of Hopton, m. Dorothy, daughter and co-heir of William Milnes, esq. of Aldercar Park, and by her, who wedded, secondly, Thomas Blore, esq. F.S.A. left at his decease, in August, 1795, a daughter, Mary, and two sons, Viz. PHILIP GELL, esq. of Hopton, who m. Georgiana-Anne, youngest daughter of Nicholas Nicholas, esq. of Boys Court, in Kent, and had issue. Sir Willi AM Gell, knt. M.A. F.R.S. F.S.A., &c. the celebrated classical antiquary, who died 4th February, 1836, aged fifty-nine.
Jaxis GERARD, esq. second son of William Gerard, *1 of Ince, in Lancashire, by Elizabeth, his wife,
GILBERT GERARD, esq.grandson of William Gerard, of Ince, having attained eminence in the profession of the law, was chosen autumn reader by the benchers of Gray's Inn, and the next year appointed, with Nicholas Bacon, joint treasurer of the society. In some time after, when the Princess Eliza BETH was brought before the council, Mr. Gerard advocated her cause so ably, that he was committed to the Tower, where he remained during the rest of Queen MARY's reign. Upon the accession of ELIZABETH, he was released and constituted attorney-general. He afterwards received the honour of knighthood, and was appointed master of the rolls, when he had held the attorney-generalship no less than three-and-twenty years. This Sir Gilbert
The third son,
Ratcliffe GER ARD, esq. married Jennet, daughter of Edward Barret, of Pembrokeshire, and was father of
1. GILBERT GERARD, esq. of Fiskerton, in Lincolnshire, was created a BARoNET 17th November, 1666. He m. first, Mary, daughter of Sir John Brereton, knt. by whom he had no issue, and secondly, Mary, daughter and co-heir of Dr. John Cosins, bishop of Durham, by whom he left a daughter, Charlotte, m. to John Barcroft, esq. and a son,
ii. Sir Gilbert Cosins GenARD, of Fiskerton, married first, Mary, daughter and heiress of Charles Berkeley, Earl of Falmouth, from whom he was divorced in 1684, and secondly, Lady Morland, but had no issue by either. The title became Extinct at his decease.
1. Sir John GERMAINE, knt. of Westminster, in Middlesex, who was created a BARoNET in 1698, married first, Mary, daughter and heir of Henry, Earl of Peterborough, and relict of Henry, Duke of Norfolk, by whom he had no issue, and secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Charles, Earl Berkeley, by whom he had three children, JAMEs, John, and Elizabeth, who all died in their infancy. Lady Mary Germaine, Sir John's first wife, inherited the barony of Mordaunt, of Turvey, and the manor of Drayton, in Northamptonshire. She died in 1705, and left her whole property to Mr John Germaine, who bequeathed it at his decease in 1718, to his second wife, Lady Elizabeth Germaine, and under that lady's will it devolved on Lord George Mackville, (second son of Lionel, first, Duke of Dorset.)
His son and heir,
1. SAMPsoN GIDEoN, esq. of Spalding, in Lincoln. shire, and Belvedere, in Kent, was created a BaroNET 21st May, 1759. He m. 6th December, 1766, Maria-Marou, daughter of the Right Hon. Sir John Eardly Wilmot, lord chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and by that lady, who d. 1st March, 1794, had issue,
MARIA-MARou, b. 22nd November, 1767, *. 8th September, 1794, to George-William, Lord Saye and Sele, and d. 5th September, 1834, leaving a son and daughter. (See BURKE's Peerage and Baronetage.)
CHARLoTTE, b. in 1768, m. 22nd September, 1792. to Culling Smith, esq. who succeeded his father in 1812, and became Sir Culling Smith, bart. Her ladyship died 15th September, 1826, leaving with two daughters, the present Sir CULLINGEARDLEY SMITH, bart.
SELINA, b. in 1772, m. 25th June, 1797, to John Walbanke-Childers, esq. of Cantley, in the county of York, and had with younger children, the present John WALRANKE-CHILDERs, of Cantley. (Refer to BURKE's Commoners, vol. ii. p. 229.)
Sir Sampson Gideon was raised to the peerage of Ireland in October, 1789, as BARoN EARDLEY, of Spalding. He died at the age of eighty, 25th December, 1824, when, his sons having predeceased him, the barony and BARoNErcy became Extinct. His lordship's great possessions devolved upon his daughters as co-heirs; the beautiful seat of Belvedere, in Kent, falling to the eldest, the late Viscountess Saye and Sele, Lord Saye and Sele assumed in March, 1825, by sign manual, on be half of himself and his issue, in compliance with a pro viso, in an indenture of settlement made by his father in-law, the surname and arms of Eardley, in addition to, and before those which his lordship then used.
both in the army, and both predeceased their father.
Thomas Gifford, esq. of Burton, in Wiltshire, son of Morris Gilford, of Rodenhurst, in the same county, and grandson of Edward Gifford, gent, of Kodenhurst, bad two sons, John, of Boreham, in Essex, and George, of Mount Deverell, in Wilts. The elder,
John Gifford, esq. of Boreham, married Mary, daughter of William Hanham, esq. of Purston Dell, in Dorsetshire, and had five sons, namely,
William, who m. Mrs. Johnson, of Somersetshire. John, of whom presently. Thomas, died s. p. Christopher, settled in Ireland. Bote vile. The second son*
John Gifford, M.D. of London, married Catherine, daughter of John Legat, of Horncburch, in Essex, by Margaret, his wife, daughter of Thomas Reding, of Pinner, in Middlesex, and had issue,
John, twenty nine years of age in 1634, d. $. p, Thomas, successor to his father. Margaret. Mary. The only surviving son,
Thomas Gifford, esq. marrying Anne, daughter and heir of Gregory Brooksby, esq. of Burstall, in Leicestershire, acquired with her that estate, and had issue,
I. Henry, his heir, u. Thomas. in. Gregory. iv. Morris, v. William.
i. Katberine, m. to Kobert Guldeford, esq. of
Hemps ted. ii. Mary, m. to George Nevill, Lord Abergavenny. The eldest son,
i. Henry Gifford, esq. of Burstall, in Leicestershire, was created a Baron*t in 1660. He m. Mary, daughter of Baynham Vauguan, esq. of Ruerden, in Gloucestershire, and dying about 1665, left with three daughters, Anne, Mary, and Elizabeth, a son and successor,
ii. Sir John Gifford, of Burstall, who was resident in 1605, in Prance; but died s. p. in Golden Square, Loudon, 6th June, 1736, when the title became
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Sir Peter Gleane, an eminent merchant of the city of Norwich, was mayor of that city in the year 1615, and received the honour of knighthood from ATtngjAXBs I. Hem. Maud, daughter of Kobert Suckling, esq. of Norwich, and was grandfather of
I. Piter Gleane, esq. of Hardwicke, (son of Thomas Gleane, esq. by his wife, daughter and coheir of Thomas Brewse, esq. who was created a BaRonet by King Charles II. 6th March, I60S-0. Sir Peter represented the city of Norwich in parliament, and afterwards (anno 167S) the county of Norfolk. He m. Penelope, daughter and co-heir of Sir Edward Rodney, knt. of Rodney Stoke, in the county of Somerset, and dying about the year 1604, was s. by his elder son,
u. Sir Thomas Gijiane, bart. This gentleman ruined his estate by the profusencss of his extravagance. He m. twice, first, Miss Mapes, daughter of Captain Mapes, of llollesby, in Norfolk, and secondly, Miss Chainberlayue,butdyingj.j>.was s. by his brother,
in. Sir Peter Gleane, bart. a proctor of the court of Canterbury, who in. first, a daughter of Doctor Peters, of that city, by whom he had two sons and two daughters, one of whom m. Mr. Edgcconib, of St. Clement's Danes, Middlesex. He wedded, secondly, Mrs. Manger, but bad no other issue. Sir Peter was j. at his decease by his son,
iv. Sir Peter Gleane, bart. who m. Johanna Skinner, but died «. p. aged forty-nine, loth June, 1745, when the Baronetcy became Extinct.
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