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1. CRRIsroPHER, his heir, who m. Esther, daughter of Mr. Alderman William Dobson, of Hull, and dying in the lifetime of his father, 1st January, 1684-5, left issue, 1. RoseRT, successor to his grandfather. 2. Christopher, d. s. p. 3. William, M.A. rector of Rowley, East Riding county of York, m. a daughter of Mr. Crofts, of Stillington, and had (with four daughters, who all d. unm.) an only son, RoBERT, who s. as third baronet. 4. Henry, m. Miss Davison, daughter of Mr. Davison, of Blakiston, in Durham, and had two sons, who both d. young. He d. 22nd September, 1723. 11. Robert, m. Anne, daughter of – Hammerton, esq. of Auckborough, in Lincolnshire, and relict of Edmund Monckton, esq. and had one son, who d. unmarried, and a daughter, Jane, m. to John Legard, esq. of Anlaby. 111. Anne, d. unm. Sir Robert m. secondly, Jane, daughter and sole heir of Christopher Constable, esq. of Hatfield, in the county of York, relict of John Lister, esq. of Linton, but had no other issue. He d. in March, 1685, and was s. by his grandson, 11. Sir Robert Hilby ARD, of Winestead, near Pattrington, in the county of York, M.P. for Heydon, in Yorkshire, temp. King WILLIAM and Queen ANNE. This gentleman dying unmarried 30th November, 1729, was s. by his nephew, 111. SLR Robert HILDYARD, M.P. for Great Bedwyn, in Lincolnshire, temp. GeoRGE II., m. in 1738, MariaCatherina, only child of Henry D'Arcy, esq. of Sedbury, in Yorkshire, and had issue, Rossar D'ARcy, his heir. Anne-Catharine, m. to James White, esq. He d. 1st February, 1781, and was s. by his son, *w- Sir Robert-D'ARcy Hildy ARD, high sheriff of the county of York in 1783, who m. Mary, daughter of Sir Edward Dering, bart. of Surrenden-Dering, but died s. p. 6th November, 1814, when the BARoNETcy *...*L*.*...".

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PHILIP (Sir), of Bisham, in the county of Berks, of the privy council to King HENRY VIII., who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Walter Stoner, knt. but d. s. p. in 1558, having made his halfbrother,

Thomas (Sir), his heir.

By the second, Catherine, daughter and sole heir of John Forden, he had three other sons, William, Sir Thomas, and Richard. This William took Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham, prisoner, and for that service had a grant from the crown of the lordship of Brangarth. The second son of the second marriage having been adopted by his half-brother Sir Philip, became, at the decease of that gentleman,

Sir Thomas Hoby, knt. of Bisham, in the county of Berks, and was afterwards, 1566, sent ambassador to the French court. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Anthony Cook, knt. of Gidea Hall, in Essex, and had two sons,

Edward, his heir.

Thomas-Posthumous, m. the daughter of Arthur Dakens, esq. of Hackness, in the county of York.

He died in his embassy at Paris, 1566, and was buried at Bisham, where in a chapel, built on the south side of the chancel, and against the south wall, was erected from the ground a very fair raised monument, whereon were two knights in complete armour, their heads resting upon their helmets. The inscription, a long Latin epitaph, was written by Lady Hoby, a lady distinguished for learning. Sir Thomas was s. by his elder son,

SiR Edward Hoby, knt. whom Camden calls “that famous and worthy knight, a person to whom I owe very particular respect, and whose more than ordinary obligations are, and always will be, so much the subject of my thoughts, that I can never possibly forget them.” He m. first, Margaret, dau. of Henry Cary, first Lord Hunsdon, K.G. but by her had no issue. Sir Edward espoused, secondly, Anne –, and thirdly, a daughter of Upton. By the last lady he had a son and heir,

PEREGR1N E Hoby, esq. who m. Catherine, daughter of Sir William Dodington, knt. of Breamor, Hants, and had issue,

Edward, his heir.



Philip, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Timothy Tyrrell, knt. of Shotover.

Mary, m. to William Fleetwood, esq. of Great Missenden, Bucks.

He d. in May, 1678, and was s. by his son,

1. Edward Hoby, esq. of Bisham, in the county of Berks, who was created a BARoNET by King CHARLEs II. 12th July, 1666. Sir Edward m. Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Francis Styles, esq. of Little Missenden, in the same county, and had two daughters, Elizabeth and Catherine. He d. 12th September, 1675, and was s. under the limitation by his brother,

11. Sir John Hoby, of Bisham, who m. Mary, daughter and heir of Thomas Long, esq. of Wiltshire, and had two sons, John, who predeceased him, and THoMAs, his successor. He d. in May, 1702, and was s. by his son,

iii. Sir Thomas Hoby, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Mill, bart.* and dying 25th July, 1730, was s. by his eldest son,

* By Margaret his wife, daughter of Thomas Grey, esq. of Wolbesting, Sussex.

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iv. Sir Thomas Huby, M.P. for Great Marlow, who d. unmarried 1st June, 1744, and was s. by his brother,

v. Sir Philip Hory, in holy orders, dean of Ardfert, who died unmarried *2i«th June, 1700, when the Baronetcy became Extinct. Sir Philip devised his estates to his cousin, Sir John Mill, bart. who assumed in consequence the surname of Hoby, and from that gentleman's widow Bisham Abbey was purchased by George Vansittart, esq.

Arms—Arg. three spindles in fesse gules, threaded


Created 31st March, 1007.—Extinct 1st April, 1722.


i. Sir William Hodges, of Cadiz, in Spain, and of Middlesex, was created a Baronet in 1697. He m. Sarah, daughter and co-heir of Joseph Hall, of London, merchant, and dying 31st July, 1714, was s. by bis son,

Ii. Sir Joseph Hodges, F.R.S. who dissipated the whole of his estate; resided for a period in France and Spain, and finally died in London, unm. 1st April, 1722, when the title became Extinct.


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John Holland, esq. of Harleston, in the county of Norfolk, was eldest son of Bryan Holland, esq. of Lea Hall, in Glossop, Derbyshire, and father of another

Bryan Holland, esq, who married Catherine, daughter and co-heir of Peter Paine, esq. and left a son,

John Holland, esq. of Wortwell, in Norfolk, father of

Sir Thomas Holland, kiit. of Quiddcnham, in the same county, who m. Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Knyvet, and had two sous, John and Edward. He was s. by the elder,

i. John Holland, esq. of Quiddenham, who was created a Baronet by King Charles 1. 15th June, 1629. Sir John m. Alathea, daughter and co-heir of John Panton, esq. of Bruinshop, in the county of Denbigh, and widow of William, Lord Sandys, of the Vine, and had issue,

Thomas, his heir, who dying in the lifetime of his
father, left a son,
John, successor to his grandfather.
Abigail, m. to Jacob, eldest son of Sir Thcmas
Garrard, bart- of Norfolk, and had two daugh-

Sir John, who reached the very advanced age of ninety-eight, d. 19th January, l'*H, aud wafl 5- b> his grandson,

n. Sir John Holland, who m. Lady Rebecca Paston, younger daughter and co-heir of William Paston, second and last Earl of Yarmouth of that family, and had a son and two daughters, viz.

William, his successor.


Charlotte. Sir John, who was comptroller of the household, sad of the privy council to Queen Anne, d. about the year 1724, and was s. by his son,

in. Sir William Holland, who married Mary, daughter of Arthur Upton, merchant, but died without issue, 17th February, 1729, when the Baronetcy Expired.

yLrw.*—Azure, semee of fleura-de-lis, a lion rampant guardant argent.


Created 27th Not. 1800.—Extinct 15th Oct. 1811.


Giles Dance, of Hoxton, in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, died 0th July, 1751, and left a Mm,

Georok Dance, esq. architect to the city of London, who in. Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Gould, of Hackney, and dying 11th February, 1788, at the age of seventy-five, left issue,

I. J linn's, who m. Misa Hooper, and had

ll. Giles.
Hi. Nathaniel,
Iv. William.

v. George, professor of architecture in the Roysl
Academy, and architect to the city of Lon-
don, 6. in March, 1740-1, m. Mary, daughter
of Thomas Gurnell, of Ealing, Middlesex, and
Thomas, in holy orders, of Salisbury, b. in
April, 1773.
i. Hester, living in 1800, widow of Nathaniel
Smith, esq. of Bloomsbury, one of the direc-
tors of the East India Company. She was •>■
4th December, 1704.

The third son,

I. Nathaniel Dance, esq. lord of the manor of VVittenham, Berks, M.P. for East Grinatead, took the additional surname of Holland, by sign manual, and was created a Baronet 27th November, 1800. Sir Nathaniel Dance Holland m. Harriet, daughter of Sir Cecil Bisshopp, bart. and widow of Thomas Dumnier, esq. of Craubury, Hants, and of Thomas Chamber!ainc, esq. but d. s. p. 15th October, 1811, when the Baronetcy Expired.

Arms— Per pale, azure and gules, a lion rampant regardant, ermine, between eight fleurs-de-lis, alternate, argent and or.

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Sib William Holles, alderman of London, and lord mayor in 1510, acquired immense wealth in trade, and wae founder of the family, which has since in its different branches attained Bo much eminence. He had three sons,

Thomas (Sir), who squandered his estate, and died

in prison. William.

Francis, d. s. p. The second son,

Wii.ljam Holles, esq. inherited the manor of Houghton, in Nottinghamshire, and settled there. He m. Anne, daughter and co-heir of John Danzell, esq. of Danzell, in Cornwall, and was s. at his decease by tus grandson,

John Holles, esq. of Houghton (son of Danzell Holies, by Anne, sister of John Sheffield, Lord Sheffield). This gentleman was raised to the peerage in 1610, by King Jambs I.* as Baron Houghton, and made Earl of Clare in 1024. He m. Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Stanhope, of Shelford, Notts, and had two sons, John, second Earl of Clare (see Bukxe's Extinct Peerage), and

Danzkll Holles, who m. first, Dorothy, only daughter and heir of Sir Francis Ashley, of Dorchester, and by that lady had one surviving son. Francis. He m. secondly, Jane, eldest daughter and co-heir of Sir John Shirley, of Isville, in Sussex, and thirdly, Esther, second daughter and co-heir of Gideon de Lou, lord of the manor of Columbiers, in Normandy, but had no other issue. Mr. Holies, who opposed the court in the time of Chaklks I. assisted in bringing about the Restoration, and was elevated to the peerage 20th April, 1661, as Baron Holies, of lfield, in the county of Sas#ex.t His lordship d. 17th February, 1679-80, and was *. by his son,

i. Sir Francis Holles, Baronet, of Winterbourn St. Martin, in the county of Dorset, who had been so created 27th June, 1600, as second Lord Holies. His lordship m. first, Lucy, youngest daughter of Sir Robert Carr, bait, of Sleaford, in the county of Lincoln, by whom he had two daughters, who both died young. He wedded, secondly, Anne, eldest daughter and coheir of Sir Fran-is Pile.bart.of Compton Beauchamp, Berks, and had an only son, his successor at his decease, 1st March, )689-9(>,

Ii. Sir Danzill Holles,third Lord Holles of lfield, who died unmarried in the nineteenth year of his age, nnitii 1094, when his honors,including the Baronktcy, became Extinct. His lordship's estates devolved upon hi.t kinsman and heir-at-law,

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The first of this family traceable is

Sir Hugh, who m. Matilda, daughter of Sir Henry de Krdington, Lord of Erdington, and left a son and heir,

John Atte Holtb, who m. temp. Edward II. Alice de Castello, daughter and at length sole heir of Sir George de Castello, and was s. by his son,

Simon Del Holte, who left by his wife, Albrcda de Bermingham, two sons, John and Walter. The elder,

John Atte Holte, called senior, in respect that bis son was living at the same time, 21 Edward III. He had also two sons, John and Walter: the first of whom,

John Atte Holte, purchased the manor of Dudston in the 38th of the same reign for forty marks from John de Grimesarwe, and Maud de Grimesarwe in two years afterwards conveyed the manor of Aston to the said John Atte Holte, denominated of Bermingham, as her charter, dated at Aston on Sunday next before the feast of St. Agapite the Martyr, testifies. He m. Eleanor, daughter and co-heir of William Durvaasal, of Spernall, but dying childless, the estates passed to his uncle,

Walter limn:, of Aston, escheator for the counties of Warwick and Leicester, temp. Edward 111. and Richard I. who m. Margery, daughter of Sir William Bagot, knt. of Bagmgton, and was s. by his eldest


John Holte, styled of Yardley, whose son and heir.

• Through the Dnke of Buckingham, to whom he paid £10,000 in the first instance, and £5000 subsequently for the

• "trM on J.

1 For details of this high spirited nobleman, see Burke's Extinct Peerage.

Audomar Holte, was dispossessed of Aston by his uncle,

William Holte, who, after great contests and an ultimate reference to the arbitration of Edward, Duke of York, and Richard Beanchamp, Earl of Warwick, appears to hare retained possession thereof, having had a grant of said estate for life from King Hknry IV. This William, 1*2 Henry VI. was one of the chief persons in Warwickshire, chosen to make oath for performance of divers articles concluded in the parliament then held, having the style of" William Holte, de Aston, Armiger." The grant of Aston being, however, but for life, and that estate eventually vesting in the crown, William's nephew,

John Holte, son of Simon Holte, procured a patent, confirming it to him, with all the immunities thereunto belonging. This John was constituted escheator of the counties of Warwick and Leicester 10 Henry VI. and was afterwards esquire of the body to the same king, who, in recompense of his fidelity, made him ranger of Sutton Chase for life. His son and heir,

William Holte, esq. of Aston, m. Margaret, daughter of William Cumberford, esq. of Cumberford, in the county of Stafford, and was s. by his son,

William Holte, esq. who m. a daughter of Adam Knight, esq. of Shrewsbury, and was s. by bis son,

Thomas Holte, esq. of Aston, a l*arned lawyer and justice of North Wales temp. Henry VIII. as also in the commission of the peace and in the commission for taking the surrender of religious houses in that county. He m. Margery, eldest daughter and co-heir of William Williugton, esq. of Barcheston, in the county of Warwick, who surviving him, became afterwards the wife of Sir Ambrose Cave, knt. chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, temp. Elizabeth. His son and heir,

Edwakd Holte, esq. of Aston, sheriff of Warwickshire 25 Elizabeth, m. Dorothy, daughter of John Ferrers, of Tamworth Castle, and bad a numerous family; of which the eldest son and heir,

i. Sin Thomas Holte, of Aston, who was of full age at the death of his father, was sheriff of Warwickshire 41 Elizabeth, and received the honour of knighthood, 18th April, 1003, from King James 1. in his majesty's progress from Scotland to London, and was created a Baronet 25th November, 1012. Sir Thomas m. first, Grace, daughter and co-heir of William Bradburne, esq. of Hough, in the county of Derby, and had by that lady a numerous progeny. By his second wife, Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Littleton, of Fillaton Hall, he had no issue. His eldest son and heir (the only son whose issue survived),

Edward, one of the grooms nf the bedchamber to
Charles 1. and in attendance on the king dur-
ing the siege of Oxford, died there of a fever
before the surrender, leaving by his wife, Eliza-
beth, daughter of Dr. John King, Bishop of

Robert, successor to his grandfather.
John, d. unm.

Grace, m. to George Hampson, esq. Elizabeth, m. first, to Duncombe of Surrey; and secondly, to Mr. Richbell, of London, merchant, Catherine, m. to Sir Edward Nevile, knt. of Grove, Notts. Of his daughters, Anne m. Walter Gifford, of Chilli ngton; Catherine became the wife of Roper; and Grace m. Sir Richard Shuckbnrgh, knt. of Shuckburgh. Sir Thomas was a gentleman of superior education, well versed in several languages, and highly esteemed in his county. Haviug amply increased his

estate by his first marriage, he enclosed the park, and began, in April, 1613, the noble structure at Aston Stocklands, which Sir William Dugdale says " for beauty and state exceeds anything in those parts." He was nominated by King Charles I. ambassador to Spain, but by reason of his great age was excused. On the breaking out of the civil war, be heartily assisted the king with his purse; but being very old, and of a quirt disposition, remained at his seat, without following the camp, where he had the honour of a visit from the king, who slept at Aston two nights immediately before the battle of Edge Hill. His disposition to the royal cause being notorious, and bis son actually in the field, his house was plundered, himself imprisoned, his estate decimated, and penalties of all kinds inflicted upon him to the full amount of £20,000. He d. in the eighty-third year of his age, A.D. 1654, and was s. by his grandson,

ii. Sir Robert Holte, sheriff of Warwickshire the year of the restoration, and the following year its representative in parliament, m. first, Jane, daughter of Sir William Brereton, knt. of Brercton, in Cheshire, by whom he had an only child,

Charles, his successor. He m. secondly, Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Smith, of Hough, in Cheshire, and had several children, but one only, Robert, to survive. Sir Robert died 3rd October, 107&, and was .*. by his elder son,

in. Sir Charles Holte, M.l\ for the county of Warwick in the first year of James II. m. Anne, eldest daughter and heir of Sir John Clobery, knt. of Winchester, and dying 20th June, 1722, was s. by his eldest son,

iv. Sir Clobery Holte, who m. Barbara, daughter and heir of Thomas Lister, esq. of Whitfield, in Northamptonshire, and had two sons. Lister, his heir. Charles, sixth baronet.

He d. 25th July, 1729, and was s. by the elder,

v. Sir Lister Holte, who m. first, in October, 1739, Lady Anne Logge, daughter of William, Earl of Dartmouth ; secondly, Mary, daughter of Sir John Harpur, bart. of Calk, in the county of Derby; and thirdly, in 175-1, Sarah, daughter of Samuel Newton, esq. of King's Bromley, in Staffordshire; but dying s. p. in 1700, was s. by his brother,

vi. Sir Charles Holte, M.P. for Warwickshire in 1770, who m. in 1755, Anne, daughter of Pudsey Jesson, esq. of Langley, in the same county, and had an only daughter and heir,

Mary-elizabeth, M. in J775, Abraham Brace-
bridge, esq. of Atherston Hall, and haJ one son
and one daughter, viz.
Charles Holte Bracebridgk, esq. of Ather-
stone Hall. (See Ulrke*s Commoiurs, vol.i.
p. 270.)
Mary-Holte Bracebridge, m. in 1S03, to her
cousin, Walter-Henry Bracebridge, esq. of
Morvillc, House, Warwickshire.

Sir Charles died I3th March, 1782, when the Baron Ktcy Expired. Under the will of Sir Lister Holte,who died in 1700, the manors of Brereton and Aston were settled on his brother Sir Charles for his life, with remainder to his issue male ; remainder to H. Legpr. esq. and his issue male; remainder to L. Bagot, Bishop of Norwich, and his issue male; remainder to W. Digby, esq. and his issue male; and lastly, remainder to the right heirs of the said Sir Lister Hnlte. Sir Charles h:ft only one daughter, and the estate* thus in reversion were estimated at about £"800,000 in fee. In 1317, an act of parliament was obtained for the dismemberment of the estates, to satisfy the claims

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