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Hewets, of Shire Oakes, Notts, and the Hewets, of Stretton, in Leicestershire. The eldest son, JoHN HEwer, esq. survived his father but three years, dying in 1602. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Robert Hampson, knt. alderman of London, by whom (who m. secondly, Sir Gilbert Wakering, and thirdly, Sir Robert Bevile, K. B.) he had
John, his heir.
Catherine, m. in 1617, to George Byng, esq. of Wrotham.
He was s. by his son,
1. John Hew ET, esq. of Headly Hall, in the county of York, who was created a BARoNET by King JAMEs I. 11th October, 1621. Sir John m. Catherine, daughter of Sir Robert Bevile, K. B. of Chesterton, in Huntingdonshire, and co-heir of her brother, Sir Robert Bevile, jun. K. B. who d. in 1640, and by that lady had issue,
1. John, his successor. 11. Robert.
1. Elizabeth. 11. Catherine, m. to Robert Cheek, esq. of Purgo, in Essex. 111. Frances. 1v. Anne. v. Grace, m. to Sir Thomas Brograve, bart. of Hamels, Herts.
Sir John d. in 1657, aged fifty-nine, after he had seated his family at Waresby, in Huntingdonshire; and by his services and sufferings in the troublesome times acquired high reputation for loyalty. He was s. by his elder son, 11. SIR John Hew ET, who m. Frances, daughter of Sir Toby Tyrrell, bart. of Thornton, Bucks, by whom (who survived him, and m. secondly, Philip Cotton, esq. of Conington, in Cambridgeshire) he had a numerous family, viz. 1. John, his successor. 11. Tyrrell, rector of Scotter, in Lincolnshire, m. but d.s. p. 111. Robert, d. unm. 1 v. Thomas, d. young. v. Benjamin, d. unm. wi. Charles. vii. William, of St. Neots, who left three sons, 1. WiLLIAM, who s. as fourth baronet. 2. TYRRELL, who succeeded his nephew, and became sixth baronet. 3. Thomas. viii. James, lieutenant of the Carlisle man-of-war, blown up at sea. 1x. Thomas, M.D. m. Mrs. Pinkney, and left a son and daughter,
Thomas, of Clare Hall, in holy orders. Anne. x. Toby. x 1. Benjamin. 1. Hester, m. to Ulysses Blount, esq. seventh son
of Sir Henry Blount, knt. of Titenhanger, Herts. 11. Frances, m. to Henry Scrope, esq. of St. Neots, Huntingdonshire, but had no issue. 111. Theodora. Iv. Edith, m. to William Dove, esq. of Upton, Northamptonshire. v. Catherine. v1. Arabella. v11. Elizabeth, m. to – Broke, esq. of Nacton, in Suffolk, M.P. for Ipswich.
Sir John d. 30th September, 1684, and was s. by his eldest son, 111. Sir John Hew ET, sheriff of the counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon 2 JAMEs II. m. first, Anne, daughter of Francis Stokes, esq.* of Tiderton, Wilts, and had two sons, who both died issueless, and two daughters, of which Anne, the elder, m. John Hagar, esq. of Bourn, in Cambridgeshire, and had a son, Hewet Hagar. Sir John wedded, secondly, Eleanor, eldest daughter of Sir John Osborne, bart. of Cricksands, in the county of Bedford, but had no child by that lady. Dying thus without male issue, the baronetcy devolved upon his nephew, 1 v. SIR WILLIAM Hew ET, captain R.N. who married Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Levemore, of Gosport, and had three sons, WILLIAM, his heir, Levemore, and Herbert, with a daughter, Elizabeth. He d. in 1749, and was s. by his eldest son, v. SiR WILLIAM HewET, captain R. N. lost before Pondicherry in the Duc d’Aquitaine, of which ship he was in command, 1st January, 1761 : with Sir William perished his brother Levemore, and Herbert having died some years before, the baronetcy reverted to his uncle, vi. Sir TYRREl Hewet, who married Miss Gedding, daughter of Mr. Robert Gedding, of the Post Office, and had two sons, BYNG and Thomas. He d. 17th February, 1770, and was s. by the elder, vii. SiR BY Ng Hewet, who went to India in the Company's service in the year 1768, and was killed there about the year 1770. He was s. dying s. p. by his brother, v1.11. Sir Thomas Hewet, who m. Mary, daughter of Mr. Tebbutt, of Sudbury, in the county of Northampton, but d.s. p. 7th June, 1822, when the BARoxErcy became Extinct.
playing with her, out of a window over the river Thames, by chance dropt her in, almost beyond expectation of being saved. A young gentleman, named Osborne, then apprentice to Sir Wii' the father (which Osborne was one of the ancestors of the Duke of Leeds in a direct line), at this calamitous accident, immediately leap'd in bravely, and saved the child. In memory of which deliverance, and in gratitude, her father afterwards bestowed her in marriage on the said Mr. Osborne, with a very great dowry, whereof the late estate of Sir Thomas Fenshaw, in the parish of Barkin, in Essex, was a part; as the late Duke of Leeds, himself, told the Rev. Mr. John Hewyt, from whom I have this relation, and together
with that estate in Essex, several other lands in the parishes of Harthel, and Wallis or Wales, in Yorkshire now in the possession of the said most noble family also, that several persons of quality courted the sans £" lady; and particularly ' Earl of Shrewsbury
ut Sir William was pleased to say, Osborne saved her. and Osborne should enjoy her. The late Duke of Lee's, and the present family, preserve the picture of Sir William, in his habit of lord mayor, at Kiveton House. * Yorkshire, to this day, valuing it at £200.”
* Son of Christopher Stokes, esq. of Tiderton, whewife was sister to the Lord Chancellor Hyde, Eart of Clarendon.
a numerous family, five sons and six daughters. The eldest son, 1. SIR THoMA's HEwert, knt. purchased the manor and estate of Pishobury, in Hertfordshire, and served the office of sheriff for that county in 1638 and 1660, in which latter year he was created a B.A.Ron ET. He * first, Frances, daughter of Sir John Hobart, bart. of Blickling, lord chief justice of the Common Pleas, and by her, who died 21st May, 1632, had a daughter,
Dorothy, n. 2nd April, 1666, to Sir William Beversham, of Holbrook Hall, Suffolk.
Sir Thomas m. secondly, about 1633, Margaret, eldest daughter of Sir William Lytton, knt. of Knebworth, and relict of Thomas Hillersdon, esq. by whom, who died in 1689, he had issue,
GEORGE, his heir.
Elizabeth, m. to Sir Richard Anderson, bart. of
Sir Thomas d. 4th August, 1662, aged fifty-seven, and was s. by his son, m. Sis Geoace HEw ETT, of Pishobury, who was raised to the peerage of Ireland, in 1689, as Baron of St. James Town, in the county of Longford, and Viscount Hewett, of Gowran, in the county of Kilkenny, but died unmarried, 2nd December following, aged thirty-seven, when all his honours, including the BA*xrrcy, became Extincr. From him the Manor of Pishobury passed to his sister, Lady Reade, who sold it to Ralph Freman, esq. of Hamels, from whose heir, Philip, Earl of Hardwicke, it was purchased in *23, by Rowland Alston, esq. of Harold House, Bedfordshire. The Estate of Pishobury was devised by Lord Hewett to his sister, Lady Wiseman, who conveyed it, in 1701, to William Gardiner, esq. whose £randaughter, Rose, brought it in marriage to Jeremiah Milles, esq.
RALPH HEYMAN, esq. was possessed of a good estate in the reign of HENRY VII. He purchased the manor of Harenge, in Kent, from Sir Francis Willoughby, which his son, PETER HEYMAN, esq. settled upon his son Peter. In the 25 HENRY VIII. Otterpole, in Kent, was purchased by Peter Heyman, esq. from Thomas Wombwell, esq. of Northfleet. Somerfield estate, in the parish of Sellinge, in Kent, belonged to William Tilde, esq. who died leaving one daughter, Elizabeth T1LDE, his heir, who became the wife of PETER HEYMAN, esq. about the middle of HENRY VIII. 1527. By this lady he had issue,
Elizabeth, m. to Sir Thomas Scott, knt. of Scott's
Hall. Mary, m. to John Boade, esq. of Feversham. Anne, m. to Adam Sprackling, esq. of Fordwich. Elizabeth, m. to Thomas Tournay, esq. of New
Buildings. Margaret, m. to William Hales, esq. of Hepington. Rebecca.
He d. in 1601, and was s. by his elder son,
HENRY HEYMAN, esq. of Somerfield, who m. Rebecca, daughter and co-heir of Dr. Robert Horne, bishop of Winchester, by whom he had four sons and three daughters, of the latter, Elizabeth, m. Sir Peter Godfrey, knt. of Lyd, in Kent. He d. in 1613, and was s. by his eldest son,
Sir PETER HEYMAN, knt. who m. first, Sarah, daughter and co-heir of Peter Collet, of London, merchant, and had by her,
HENRY, his heir, born at Selling, in Kent, 20th November, 1610.
Sarah, m. to Laurence Rooke, esq. of Monksnorton, in Kent.
He m. secondly, Mary, daughter and co-heir of Randolph Wolley, of London, merchant, by whom he had
was left by another branch of the family for charitable uses for ever.
three sons and three daughters. On Peter, his second son. he settled Harenge, in Kent. Sir Peter represented the borough of Hythe in seTeral parliaments, during the reigns of James I. and Charles I. His eldest son and heir,
i. Henry H8YMAN,esq. of Somerfield, in Kent, was created a Baronet by King Charles I. 12th August, 1641. Sir Henry m. Mary, daughter and heir of Daniel Holford, esq. of Westurreck, in Essex, and hud issue,
Peter, his successor, b. in Blackfriars, London,
10th July, 1642. Henry, 6. at Selling, 24th May, 1046, \ Robert, 6. at Selling, 6th July, 1647, J unm' Mary, 6. in Blackfriars, 28th April, 1643, m. to Sir Richard Sandys, of Northborne, in Kent, (who was killed by his own fowling piece in going over a hedge) and had a son, Richard Sandys, esq. who was created a BaRonet in 1084, but d. without male issue in 1726. Anne, b. in Blackfriars, 10th May, 1644, </. unm. He tf. at Somerfield in 1658, and was s. by his eldest son,
ii. Sir Peter Heyman, who m. Mary, daughter of Mr. Rich, of Claphaui, and bad two surviving sons, vii.
Bartholomew, his heir.
Peter, in holy orders, rector of Headcorn,in Kent,
A daughter, m. to — Baker, of Hawkhurst. Sir Peter d. at Canterbury, 5th October, 1723, and was buried in the parish church of St. Alpbage, in that city, where his wife was also interred. He was j. by his elder son,
in. Sir Bartholomew Heyman. This gentleman had his sight impaired in his youth by an accident with gunpowder, which rendered him unfit for the army, to which it was intended to bring him up, and the family having suffered in their fortune to a great extent in the troublesome times of Charles I. and Charles II. he was made one of the poor knights of Windsor some years before his decease. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Nelson, of Sandwich,
in Kent, merchant, and dying 9th June, 1742, was s. by his only child,
iv. Sir Peter Heyman, who was in the navy, and ra. at the age of seventeen. Miss Kempe, daughter and sole heiress of — Kempe, esq. of Plymouth, and had three children, who as well as his wife predeceased him. He d. at the age of seventy, in July, 1790,* when the Baronetcy devolved upon his cousin, (refer to Peter, second son of the second baronet,)
v. Sir Henry-pix Heyman, in holy orders, rector in 1797 of Fressingfield, Suffolk, rf. s. p. 20th November, 1808, when the Baronetcy became Extinct.
Arms—Argent, on a chevron engrailed azure, three cinquefoils or, between three martlets sable.
The first of this family upon record is
Robert Pit* Hickman, lord of the manors of BIoxham and Wickham, in the county of Oxford, 5fi Hen Ry III. 1272. He had two sons, John and William, John, the elder was knighted, and according to the custom of those times, was suruamed de Bloxham. He (Sir John) served in parliament for Oxfordshire, 12tb and 15th of Edward II. but dying without issue, his brother,
William Hickman, inherited the estate; which William is mentioned in deeds dated 2 Edward III. anno 1327, and was father of Sir Roger and John, both »urnamed de Bloxham. Sir Roger was a chief commander in the French wars of Edward III. but died without issue, when the estates devolved upon the younger son,
John Hickman, living in 1377, from whom we pass to his lineal descendant,
Walter Hickman, esq. of Woodford, in Essex, who made his will 29th October, 1540, and was *. by his son,
Anthony Hickman, esq. of Woodford, who m. Roof, daughter of Sir William Lock, knt.t and co heir of her
• Sir Peter Heyman was reduced so much in circumstances as to be obliged to appeal to the public for relief, and the following advertisement was issued by him in 1783 :—
"Under the patronage of several noble personages uf the first distinction.—For the benefit of an English Baronet, st Pasqualli's Creat Rooms, Tottenham Street, Tottenham Court Road, nn Thursday the 22nd of May instant, at noon, will be a Grand Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music, by the most capital Performers: with refreshments.—Tickets 10*. fid. each."
"Sir Peter Heymun, of Windsor, baronet, for whose
bcnelit the concert is to be, is descended from a very
ancient family that came to England with the Norman
conqueror iu 1060; several of which were in parliament,
and •> ■»« of honour ami trust under the crown
H "ended from a baronet, and a family
"*: respectable. As his family Inberit
1 by his grandfather, he only auc
(a creation so early as 1641), which
he hath enjoyed near forty years; and it being unaccompanied with any properly, is the cause he uow sailer* real distress, which is rendered more poiguant and severe by bis age and infirmities. And this concert, w i ■-■■ b w countenanced by several of the in -i distinction, is intended as the meant of rescuing him and his lady from their present distress. He earnestly Intreats your kind notice and protection on this very nseful occasion, which he will ever most gratefully remember. You will bt attended to-morrow by a friend of Sir Peter Heyman with a list of the subscribers, and more tickets should you be disposed to give it support.—20th May, 1763.*'
t In the 25th of Henry VIII. 1534, when the popr issued his bull against the King of England and his kingdom, and posted it up nt Dunkirk, this William Lock went over and took it down; for which act Henry gave him (."iihi per annum, land of inheritance, made bim one <A the gentlemen of his privy charabcr,did him other honors and knighted bim.
mother Catherine, daughter of Sir Thomas Cook, knt. of Wiltshire. By this lady he had issue,
1. WILLIAM, his heir. ii. Henry, LL.D. m. Anne Wallop, and had one son and two daughters, Elizabeth, the elder m. Sir Henry Fienes; Anne, the younger, became the wife of Richard Dukeson, D.D. iii. Walter, from whom the Earls of Plymouth, (See BURKE's Peerage and Baronetage.) iv. Anthony, LL.D. d. unm. 13th December, 1597.
1. Mary, m. to Robert Phelips, esq.
The eldest son and heir,
Sir William HickMAN, of Gainsborough in the county of Lincoln, received the honour of knighthood from King JAMEs I. at Belvoir Castle, He m. first, Agnes, daughter of Sir Christopher Draper, but by her had no issue. He m. secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of the Honourable William Willoughby, eldest son of Charles, second Baron Willoughby of Parham, and had two sons and two daughters, of whom Frances m. Sir William Rokeby, bart. of Skiers, in the county of York. The elder son and heir,
1. Willough BY HickMAN, esq. of Gainsborough, in the county of Lincoln, was, in consideration of his *lity to King Charles I. created a BARoNET 16th November, 1613. Sir Willoughby m. Bridget, eldest daughter of Sir John Thornhagh, knt. of Fenton, in Nottinghamshire, and dying in 1649, was s. by his only son,
ii. Sir WILLIAM H1CKMAN, who m. Elizabeth, daugh** and heir of John Nevile, esq. of Mattersey, in the *unty of Nottingham, and had issue,
William, who died at the age of twenty-three, before his father, unm.
Nevil, d. also before his father, unm.
Willoughby, successor to the baronetcy.
Francis, M.A. of Christchurch, Oxford, 1668. This gentleman joined with Bishop Atterbury, in the Latin translation of Dryden's Absalom and Architophel.
Anne, m. to John Rayner, esq. of Drayton, Notts. Mildred, m. to Robert Williamson, esq. of the same county.
** in 16812, and was s. by his son, it. Sin Willough BY HickMAN, M.P. for the county * Lincoln in 1713, who m. Anne, only daughter of Sir Stephen Anderson, bart. of Eyworth, and dying * October, 1720, was s. by his eldest surviving son, "Sir Nevil. Hickman. This gentleman m. Fran* daughter of Edward Hall, esq. and by her (who **condly, Sir Francis Whichcote, bart.) left at his *ease, 11th June, 1733, an only surviving son, ..". Sin Nevil George HickMAN, who m. Frances. *abeth, daughter of Christopher Tower, esq. of the *ty of Essex, and died without male issue in *h, 1781, when the Baronetcy became extinct.
*-Party per pale indented, argent and azure.
The founder of this family was, RoBERT Hicks, a mercer of London, living in Cheapside, where by his trade he realized a considerable fortune, m. Julian, daughter of William Arthur, esq. of Clapham, and had three sons, 1. Michael (Sir), barrister-at-law, and secretary to the Lord Treasurer Burghley," from whom directly derive the extant house of Hickes, of Beverston, in the county of Gloucester, now (1837) represented by SIR Michael BEACHHickes, bart. (See BUR KE's Peerage and Baronetage.) * 11. Francis. 111. BAPrist. The youngest son, 1. SIR BAFT1st Hicks, being brought up in his father's business, and having great dealings with the court, (through the influence of his elder brother, Sir Michael) for his rich silks imported from Italy, and other foreign parts, thereby amassed a large estate. Upon King JAMEs coming to the throne, he was sworn his servant, 1603, and soon after knighted. Sir Baptist was one of the first citizens who kept shop after receiving such an honour; and, in 1607, he had some dispute with the Court of Aldermen about it. He had subsequently a contest with the same body for precedency, standing upon his knighthood, which matter came at last to be decided by the court marshal. Before his death, however, he arrived at far higher honours. On the 1st July, 1620, he was created a BARoNET, and King CHARLEs I. in the fourth year of his reign, raised him to the peerage, as BARoN Hicks, of Ilmington, in the county of Warwick, and Viscount Campden, of Campden, in Gloucestershire, with special remainder to his son-in-law, Edward Noel, Lord Noel, of Ridlington. This eminent citizen erected Hicks's Hall, in the city of London, in 1612, and about the same time, built a market house and hospital at Campden, in the county of Gloucester, and founded an alms-house there. He m. Elizabeth daughter of Richard May, esq. of London, and had two daughters his co-heirs, viz. JULIANA, m. to Sir Edward Noel, bart. created in 1616-17, Lord Noel, of Ridlington.
"Of 81R Michael Hicks, who was the associate of the learned and witty of his time, and regarded himself * * most accomplished and facetious person, “a very ** and jocose man, whose company was sought after Persons of rank and fashion,” the following circum*e is related: "QverN ELIzABETH, being in her progress, took occa* once to talk with her secretary (who she knew was Mr. Hicks' friend) concerning certain witty verses of ". Hicks's writing, (that had come to her ears) bursome of the grave members of parliament: and * entertainment it found with her majesty, the secre*Y. in his correspondence imparted, viz. That she ex* him as much as any; and that when he told her he "ld not tell what Mr. Michael said for himself, but that
what he had writ, was, in his fancy, as pretty and pithy as ever he saw. Ay, marry, (said the queen) but he wrote them not himself. To which the secretary said (swearing to her) he knew he did. Well, (saith she,) when I see him next we shall have good sport. The account of this matter the secretary wrote to Master Hicks, who having heard with some concern, that the queen had seen his rhimes, desired to know the truth of this business; and thereupon he wrote to him, asserting for his satisfaction, that he lied not, and that that was the truth, and the whole truth, as he assured him faithfully.” The verses are characteristic of the age in which they were written, exhibiting more grossness than wit, and adapted more to the times of ELIZABETH than of Victoria.
Mart, Hi. first, to Sir Charles Morrison, knt. of
Stow , in the Survey of London, says, it was reported that those two heiresses had £100,000 each.
Lord Campden d. in. 16*29, when the peerage passed, according to the limitation, to his son-in-law, Lord Noel (refer to Burke's Extinct Peerage), and the BaRonetcy became Extinct.
Arms— Gules, a fesse wavy between three fleurs-delis or.
i. Sir Nicholas Hide, knt- of Albury, (son of Robert Hide and great-grandson of Thomas Hide, esq. of Albury, who died in 1570,J served the office of sheriff of Herts, 17th James I. and was created a Baronet 8th November, 1021. He m. Bridget, daughter of Michael, Sandys, esq. of Latimers, Bucks, and was s. by his son,
n. Sir Thomas Hide, of Albury, sheriff of Herts, 3 Charles I. who m. Uth June, 1660, Mary, daughter of John Whitchurch, esq. of Walton, near Aylesbury« and by her (who wedded, secondly, Sir Robert Vyner, bart.) had an only daughter and heir,
Bridget, Hi- to Peregrine Osborne, second Duke Op Leeds. Sir Thomas died 18th May, 1665, aged seventy-one, when the title became Extinct.
Arms— Or, a chev. between three lozenges az. on a chief gu. an eagle displayed or.
living in the time of Henry VII., and then the representative of an ancient and eminent family, by hi* wife Joan, second daughter of Sir Martin del See, of Rarnston), was .*. by his son,
Martin Hildyard,esq. of Wynstead.who in. Emma, daughter of Sir John Rudstou, knt. of London, and had four sons, namely,
i. Christopher, (Sir), his heir, living* in 1578, who m. Frances, daughter of Sir John Constable, knt. of Burton, in Yorkshire, and had issue,
William, who was drowned when young in a moat which surrounded the mansion house. Elizareth, eventual heir, who m. the Hon. William Willoughby, eldest son of Charles, second Lord Willoughby, of Parhara, and was mother of William, the third lord, ii. Richard.
Hi. John, father of Richard, who m. the daughter of Robert Constable, of Catfess, and had issue, John, major of a regiment of horse in the service of King Charlfs I., father of Francis Hildyard, of York, who d. in 1731, leaving John, and other issue. Mary, m. to John Bethell, esq. of Rise, in the county of York, see Burke's ('««■• moners, vol. i. page 452. iv. William, d. s. p. The second son,
Richard Hildyard, esq. m. Jane, daughter and sole heir of Marmaduke Thweng, esq. and left a sou and heir,
Sir Christopher Hildyard, knt. who, on the de cease of his uncle, became heir male of the family. He Hi. Elizabeth, daughter and sole heir of Henry Welby, esq. of Goxhill, and bad, with several daughters, three sons, viz.
i. Henry, his heir, of Wtnestead and East Hon*
in. Robert, of whom presently. The youngest son,
i. Sir Robert Hildyard, knt. of Pattrington, in the county of York, gentleman of the privy chamber to King Charles I. colonel of foot, and commandrr of Sir MarmaduLe Langdale's brigade of horse in Eng land and Wales. In the time of the civil wars, when the Scottish army came into England, and the king's forces, under the Duke of Newcastle, lay encamped near them, a gentleman from the camp of the Scots came out as their champion, and sent a challenge to any gentleman in the royal who would accept of it, which Sir Robert courageously did, and bravely slew his adversary. For that service he was made a knight banneret; and soon after the restoration for his faith ful services, particularly at Marston Moor, and suffer ings in the royal cause, he was created a Baronet 25th June, 1660. He m. first, Anne, daughter of Mr. Alderman Herris, of Hull, and relict of Sir Job* Mountford, knt. by whom be bad two sons and a daughter, viz.