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i. Sir Richard Astley, knt. of Patshull, who for his devotion to the cause of royalty was knighted by A7n# Charles II. and created a Baronet 13th August, 1662, soon after the Restoration. He m. first, Elizabeth, daughter of John Philippa, esq. of Picton Castle, in the county of Pembroke, but by her had no male issue to survive himself. Sir Richard wedded, secondly, Henrietta, daughter and co-heir of William Borlace, esq. of Great Marlow, in the county of Bucks, and by that lady had an only son, his successor, at his decease 21th February, 1687,

Ii. Sir John Astley, M.P. for Shrewsbury, who m. Mary, daughter and heir of Francis Prynce, esq.* of the county of Salop, and had issue,

Richard-Fryncc, who predeceased his father unm.

Mary, d. unm.

Henrietta, m. to Edward Daniell, esq.

Alicia, m. to Charles, third Earl of Tankerville.

Anne, d. unm.

Arabella, m. first, to Anthony Langley Swimmer, esq.; and, secondly, to Sir Francis Vincent, bart.

Frances, m. to James O'DonnclI, esq. Sir John Astley d. 29th December, 1771, when his estates devolved upon bis daughters as co-heirs, and the Baronetcy became extinct.

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In Domesday Book the town of Aston was held by Odard under William Fitznigell, Baron of Halton,' A. D. 1096. At that time there appears to have been but one place of the name: it was subsequently divided into Aston-juxta Sutton, and Aston Grange.

About the reign of Henry II.

Gilbert De Aston was proprietor of Aston-juxtaSutton, and was living in that reign, and in the subsequent reigns of Richard I. and King John. His son and heir,

Richard De Aston gave unto Hugh Dutton, of Dutton, Sex Bovatas Terrte in Aston, in the beginning of the reign of Henry III. His wife's name was Joan, and he left a son and heir,

Ricuard De Aston, who was s. by his son, another Richard De Aston, who wedded, temp. Edward I., Rose, youngest daughter and co-heir of Roger Throssel, of Maxfield, in Cheshire, and had issue, Richard, his heir. Hugh, prior of Birkenhead Abbey. This Richard died before his wife, (who was living a widow in the 18th of Edward III.) and was s. by his elder son,

Richard Aston, of Aston, who m. Anabella, daughter of Eva de Rode, and sister of William Rode, of Rode, in Cheshire, and had Robert (Sir), his heir, Thomas, living in the 7th of Edward 111. but then very young, and Margery, m. to William Walensis, of Halton. His eldest son,

Sir Robert Aston, knt of Aston, m- Felice, daughter of John Hawarden, citizen of Chester, about the year 1338, and had four sons, viz. Richard, his heir.

Hugh, father, by Cicely (afterwards m. to

Hocknell) his wife, of Robert Aston,! of Ringey, whose son, by his wife, Fillote Hawarden, Sir Richard Aston, continued the line of the family. Lawrence, 1 .. . „. _ ...

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Sir Robert died before the 29th Edward III. for in that year his eldest son,

Richard Aston, was lord of Aston, but he dying issueless about the 42nd or 43rd of the same reign, the estates passed to his grand-nephew,

Sir Richard Aston, knt. lord of Aston, who m. first, Jonct, daughter of John Hocknell, of Huxley, and had several children who with their mother all died of the plague at Ringey. He wedded, secondly, 9th Richard II. Ellen, daughter and heir of Geffrey Dutton,; and acquired lands thereby in Listark and Helton. Of this second marriage there was issue, Robert. Henry, living 10th Henry V.

Eleanor, m. to Richard Priestland, of Priestland.

Elizabeth, m. first, 17th Richard II. to Thomas,

son of Thomas Boydell, of Caterich, without

issue; secondly. 21st of the same reign, to Ro

bert Massy, of Hale; and, thirdly, to Thomas

Danyel, of Over-Tabley ; she a*, in 1410.

Sir Richard was treasurer to Philippa, Queen Consort

of Edward III., of her lands and rents in Ambrage,

in Wales, and steward of Hopesdale. He was in the

wars in Spain, 12th Richard II., and was steward of

Halton, 10th Henry IV. Sir Richard, who was lord

of Aston forty years, wasj. at his decease (Ellen, his

widow, remarried John Rycroft) by his elder son,

Sir Robert Aston, of Aston, who wedded Isabel, daughter and heir of John Beeston,and had, Richard, his heir, David, living 23rd Henry VI., and Alice, wife of John Massy, of Sale- He died in 1417, leaving

• And Mary his wife, daughter and heir of Samuel Gilly, esq. of High Hall, in the county of Dorset, by Arabella, daughter of the Lord Chief Justice Bankcs.

t It appears by the testimony of Robin Hocan, 5th Henry V. 1417, then aged seventy years, that lie knew Robin, of Aston, son and heir of Hugh, to be married by Hugh hia father to Fillote, (laughter of Black John Hawarden, at that time steward of Hawarden, and that Robin and Fillote were enfeoffed of a parcel of land called Ringey, and-had i--u.- Sir Richiird Aston and other children; and afterwards Robin died in Spain, in the lifetime of Hugh his father. This Hugh had to wife

Cicely, afterwards married to Hocknell; and Hugh married Richard his grandson, eon of Richard Aston of Rigney, onto Jonet, daughter of John Hocknell, of Huxley, and they had issue: but Jonet and her children, and Fillote, mother of Richard, died all of the pestilence at Ringey; and afterwards Sir Richard Aston married Ellen, daughter of Geffrey Duttou; and that he, Hocan, knew Sir Richard As urn, occupying the whole manor of Aston for forty years and more, and Sir Robert, bis son, occupying it for seven years and more. X Third son of Sir Hugh Dutton, of Dutton.

Isabel, his widow, who wedded, secondly, Sir John Carington, knt. of Carington, in Cheshire: she had the guardianship of her son, Sir Richard Aston, of Aston, who m. 9 HENRY V. Maude, daughter and heir of Peter Massy," of Horton, in the county of Chester, by Margaret his wife, daughter and heir of William de Horton, and had issue,

THoMAs, his heir; m. in 1467, Margaret, daughter and co-heir of Sir Thomas Dutton, of Dutton, by whom (who wedded, secondly, Ralph Vernon, esq. of Haslington, in Cheshire) he left at his decease, about 1484, a son,

Rich ARD, successor to his grandfather.

John, living 19 HENRY VII. William, d.s. p. 20 HENRY VII.

Maude, m. to John Done, of Flaxyoards, in Cheshire. Joan, n. first, to Roger Dutton, who afterwards became heir to all Dutton’s lands; and, secondly, to Sir Richard Strangeways. Margery, m. 2 HENRY WII. to John Wood, of Sutton. He d. in 1492, and was s. by his grandson, Richard AsroN, esq. of Aston, who m. Douce, daughter of Piers Warburton, esq. (called Wise Piers) of Warburton and Arley, and had issue, Thomas, his successor. Richard, a priest, 26 HENRY VIII. Robert, of Grange, in the county of Stafford. John, of Grange.

Catherine, m. to Richard Broughton, of Broughton, in Staffordshire. Alice, n. 23 HENRY VII. to Randle, son and heir of Randle Mainwaring, esq. of Karincham, in Cheshire. Anne, m. 10 HENRY VIII. to William Massy, esq. of Rixton, in Lancashire. Richard Aston d. in 1529, and was s. by his eldest son, THoxas Asrox, esq. of Aston. This gentleman wedded, in 1512, Bridget, daughter of John Harewell, and sister and co-heir of Thomas Harewell, esq. of Shotery, in Warwickshire, and had five sons, viz.t John, his heir. Richard. Peter, who had a bastard son, Thomas Aston, who was living in London in the 38 HENRY VIII. William, m. Anne, daughter of Thomas Ireland, esq. of the Hutt, in Lancashire. Francis. Thomas Aston was sheriff of Cheshire in 1551, 4 EDward VI. and dying in two years after was s. by his eldest son, John AsroN, esq. of Aston, who m. in 1546, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Ireland, esq. of the Hutt, in the county of Lancaster, and by her (who wedded, secondly, Hugh Beeston, esq. of Torperley, in Cheshire) had issue, ; Thomas, his successor. John, a "}. s. p.

Bridget, m. to Thomas Bunbury, esq. of Stanney, in the county of Chester. Elizabeth, m. to John Massy, esq. of Coughow, younger brother of George Massy, esq. of Podington, and afterwards heir to his brother. Margaret, m. first, to Thomas Egerton, esq. of Walgreve; and, secondly, to Sir Edward Tirrel, of Thornton, Bucks. Mary, d. s. p. Eleanor, m. to James Whitlock. Winifred, m. to Peter Derby, residing near Liverpool. Ellen, m. to George Mainwaring, esq. a younger brother, of Ightfield, in Shropshire. Ursula, m. to Geffrey Holcroft, of Hurst, in Lancashire. He d. 5th August, 1573, and s. by his eldest son, Sir Thomas Aston, of Aston, who received the honour of knighthood in 1603. He m. first, in 1569, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Arthur Mainwaring, of Ightfield, and had issue, John, his successor. Arthur (Sir), of Fulham, in Middlesex, who had two sons, Richard Aston, and SIR ARTHUR AsToN, a colonel in the army, and governor of Oxford for the king in 1644, who was put to death by the rebels at Tredagh, in Ireland, in 1655, after having surrendered the town on conditions. He left issue. Thomas (Sir), m. Elizabeth, daughter of John Shuckburgh, esq. of Birdenbury, in Warwickshire, and had issue.

Frances, m. first, to John Hocknell, esq. of Hocknell; secondly, to Robert Davis, of Croughton; and, thirdly, to Owen Longford, of Burton, in Derbyshire. Grace, d.s. p. Margaret, m. to Sir Thomas Ireland, of Beusy, near Warrington, and was vice-chamberlain of Chester. Elizabeth, m. to Richard Dod, esq. of Cloverley, in Shropshire. Mary, m. first, to Richard Brown, gent. of Upton, near Chester; and, secondly, to Jaques Arnodio. Anne, m. to Richard Allen, esq. of Greenhill, Cheshire. Catherine, m. to Peter Leigh, gent of Ridge. He wedded, secondly, Mary, daughter of William Unton, esq. of Dracton, in Salop, but had no other issue. She survived him, and m. secondly, Edward Payler, esq. of York. Sir Thomas was sheriff of Cheshire in 1601. He d. in 1613, and was s. by his eldest son, John Aston, esq. of Aston, sewer to ANNE, Queen Consort of King JAMEs I. This gentleman m. in 1611, Maude, daughter of Robert Needham, esq. of Shenton, in Shropshire, and had three sons and three daughters, viz. THoMAs, his heir. John, d. unm. in 1648. Robert, d. young.

Maude, m. first, to Thomas Parsons, esq. of Cubbington, in Warwickshire; and, secondly, in

Edward, * Younger son of Richard Massy, esq. of Rixton, in Lancashire. * He had beside an illegitimate son, called Roger, afterwards Sir Rooka Asrox, knt. gentleman of the bedchamber to King JAMEs I. who m. first, Mary Stewart, daughter of Alexander, Lord Ochiltree, and had four daughters, his co-heirs, viz. 1. MARGARET, m. to Sir Gilbert Houghton, bart. of Houghton Tower, and had issue. 11. MARY, m. to Sir Samuel Peyton, bart. of Knowlton, in Kent.

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1666, to John Shuckburgh, of Upton, in Wirral, a younger son of the Shuckburghs, of Warwickshire. Anne, d. young. Elizabeth, d. unm. in 1628. Mr. Aston d. 13th May, 1615, and was s. by his eldest son, 1. Thomas Aston, esq. of Aston, who was created a BARoNET by King CHARLEs I. 25th July, 1628, and was subsequently in the civil wars a zealous supporter of the Royal cause. He m. first, in 1627, Magdalene, daughter of Sir John Poultney, knt. of Misterton, in the county of Leicester, and co-heir of her brother, John Poultney, of the same place, by whom (who d. 2nd June, 1635) he had no surviving issue. He wedded, secondly, Anne, daughter and sole heir of Sir Henry Willoughby, bart. of Ridley, in the county of Derby, by his first wife, one of the daughters and coheirs of Sir Thomas Knollys, knt. of Berks, and by that lady (who survived him, and m. in her widowhood the Hon. Anchetel Grey, second son of Henry, Earl of Stamford) had WILLough BY, his successor.

Magdalene, m. to Sir Robert Burdett, (third) baronet, of Foremark, in the county of Derby— his second wife, and had several children. Mary, m. to – Biddulph, esq. of Polesworth, in the county of Warwick. Sir Thomas Aston sustained a defeat from Sir William Brereton's party of parliamentarians near Nantwich, 28th January, 1642, but effected his escape: he was afterwards however made prisoner in another skirmish, and brought into Stafford, whence attempting again to escape, he was observed by a soldier who gave him a blow on the head, which, and his other wounds brought on a fever and occasioned his death in Stafford, 24th May, 1645. He was s. by his son, 11. SiR WILLough BY Aston. This gentleman erected a sumptuous mansion at Aston, a little distant from the old seat. He m. Mary, daughter of John Offley, esq. of Madeley Manor, in Staffordshire, and had eight sons and nine surviving daughters, viz. Thomas, his heir. John, captain R.N. d.s.p. Willoughby, m. and left two daughters. Arthur, d. at Constantinople unmarried. Gilbert, d. young. Richard, m. Elizabeth, daughter of John Warren, esq. of Oxfordshire, and died 24th November, 1741, leaving issue, WILLoUGHBY, who inherited as fifth baronet. Richard, barrister-at-law, constituted one of the judges of the court of King's Bench in 1765, and received the honour of knighthood. Sir Richard m. first, Miss Eldred, and, secondly, the relict of Sir David Williams, bart. Mary, m. to – Dawson, M.D. Robert, a merchant in London. Edward, d. young.

Mary, m, first, to Sir John Crew, knt. of Utking.

ton, in Cheshire; and, secondly, to Dr. Chamberlen, of Alderton and Hinton. Magdalen, m. to Thomas Norris, esq. of Speke, in Lancashire. Frances. Dorothy. Charlotte, m. to John Pickering, esq. of Thelwall, in Cheshire. Catherine, died unmarried. Purefoy, m. to Henry Wright, esq. of Mobberley, in Cheshire, and of this marriage the grandson is the present LAURENCE WRIGHT, esq. of Mottram St. Andrew. (See BUR KE's Commoners, vol. iii. p. 406.) Helena, m. to Captain Pennington, who assumed the surname of Legh, and was great grandfather of the present PETER LEGH, esq. of Booths. Letitia, n. to – Jenks, esq. Sir Willoughby d. 14th December, 1702, and was s. by his eldest son, III. SIR THoMA's AstoN, who wedded Catherine, daughter of William Widdrington, esq. and died 16th January, 1724, left, with eight daughters, of whom CATHERINE, m. in 1730, the Hon. and Rev. Henry Hervey, fourth son of John, Earl of Bristol, and Margery, became the wife of Gilbert Walmesly, esq. register of the diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, an only son and heir, Iv. SIR THoMA's AsroN, elected M.P. for Liverpool in the 1st of GeoRGE II. and afterwards for St. Albans. He m. in March, 1735-6, Rebecca, daughter of John Shishe, esq. of Greenwich, by whom (who d. in May, 1737), having had no issue, he devised his estates, at his decease in France, 17th February, 1744, to his eldest sister, CATHERINE," wife of the Hon. and Rev. John HERVEY, D.D. who in consequence assumed, by act of parliament, the surname of AsroN. The baronetcy reverted to his cousin, (refer to Richard, sixth son of the second baronet). v. SIR WILLough BY Aston, who wedded Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Pye, esq. of Farringdon, Berks, (by his wife Anne, sister of Lord Bathurst), and had issue, Willough BY, his successor.

Elizabeth, m. to Admiral Cotton. Purefoy, m. to the Hon. James Preston, brother of Lord Gormanston. Mary, m. to Francis-Grant Gordon, esq. capt. R.NSelina, died unmarried in 1764. #} died unmarried. Sir Willoughby was returned to parliament for Nottingham in 1754, and appointed colonel of the Berkshire militia in 1759. He d. 24th August, 1772, and was s. by his son, v1. SiR Willough BY Aston, who m. Lady Jane Henley, second daughter of Robert, Earl of Northington, LoRD CHANCELloR of ENGLAND in 1761, but dying s. p. 22nd March, 1815, his sisters became his heirs, and the BARoNETcy expired.

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* CATHERINE Aston, who inherited Aston Hall and the estates of her brother, had by her husband the Hon. and Rev. Dr. Hervey-Aston, who died in November, 1741, a son, HENRY-HER v EY-Aston, who m. Miss Dickinson, of Lancashire, and had a son and daughter, namely, HENRY HER v Ex-Aston, a colonel in the army, who m. 16th September, 1789, the Hon. Harriet-Ingram Shepherd, fourth daughter and coheir of Charles, ninth and last Viscount Irvine, of Scotland, and left at his decease (having

fallen in a duel 23rd December, 1798) an only son, ,

HENRY-CHARLEs HER v EY-Aston, esq. of Aston Hall, who m. and left at his decease, HENRY HER v EY-Aston, cornet 1st Life Guards. Arthur Henry-Aston. Harriet Hervey-Aston, m. 17th July, 1832, to the Hon. and Rev. Arthur Talbot. Anna-Sophia Hervey-Aston, m: 2nd June, 1782, to Anthony Hodges, esq. which marriage was dissolved by parliament in 1795.

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This family was originally of Great Berkhampsted, in Hertfordshire, where it was located in the time of Elizabeth, but it rose into eminence through the professional success of HENRY ATKINs, M.D. physician to King JAMEs I. who was offered by his royal master the first baronet's patent, on the institution of the order, but he declined accepting the honor. His son and heir, Sir HENRY ATK 1Ns, received the honor of knighthood from the same monarch, and marrying Annabella, daughter of John Hawkins, esq. of Chiddingstone, in Kent, had a numerous family. He was s. at his decease by his eldest surviving son, 1. Richard Atki Ns, esq. of Clapham, in the county of Surrey, who was created a BARONET by King Charles II. 13th June, 1660. He m. Rebecca, daughter of Sir Edmund Wright, of London, knt. and had issue, Henry, who d. 15th February, 1677, aged twentyfour, unmarried. Richard, successor to the title.

Annabella, Rebecca, Mary, m. to the Right Rev. William Moreton, D.D. Bishop of Meath, and had issue, Richard Moreton, in holy orders, d. s. p. ANNABELLA MoREroN, m. to William Taylor, esq. of Dublin, barrister-at-law, and dying in 1774, left a son, The Rev. Richard TAYLOR, who inherited the estate of Little Moreton, in the county of Chester, at the decease of his uncle of the half blood, Sir William Moreton, recorder of the city of London in 1763, and assumed the name and arms of MoReTox. He was father of the present Rev. William-Moreton Moreton, of Little Moreton. Agnes, m. to Edward Atkins, esq. brother of Sir Robert Atkins, K. B. Elizabeth, m. to Thomas Tooke, esq. of Wormley. Rebecca, m. to Sir Wolstan Dixie, bart of Market Bosworth, in the county of Leicester. Sir Richard d. 19th August, 1689, and was s. by his only surviving son, 11. Sla Richard Arkins, who wedded Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Byde, knt. of Ware Park, in Hertfordshire, and had surviving issue, HENRY, his successor. Ralph. Richard.

Annabella. This gentleman, who was a colonel in the army, d. *th November, 1696, and was s. by his eldest son,

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111. SIR HENRY ATKINs, who m. Rebecca-Maria, eldest daughter of Sir Wolstan Dixie, bart. and had, with one surviving daughter, Rebecca-Maria, m. in 1730, to Thomas Folkes, esq. an only surviving son, his successor at his decease in 1712, - 1 v. SiR HENRY ATK1Ns. This gentleman m. in October 1723, Penelope, daughter of Sir John Stonhouse, bart. of Radley, in the county of Berks, by whom (who rem, 31st October, 1733, John, first Earl Gower"), he had HENRY, Richard, Penelope, m. 5th January, 1745-6, George Pitt, first Lord Rivers, and was great-grandfather of the present peer. He d. in France, in 1728, and was s. by his elder son, v. Sir HENRY Atkins, who d. at the age of sixteen, 1st September, 1742, and was s. by his brother, v1. Sir Richard Atkins. This gentleman d. unm. 19th June, 1756, when the representation of the family vested in the Pitt family, and the BARONETcy became extinct.

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The family of Auch ER, eminent in ancient times in the counties of Essex, Kent, Sussex, and Nottingham, “derived” (we quote Hasted) from Ealcher or AUchER, the first Earl of Kent, and among its earliest members we may mention Walter Fitz-Auger, a noble Briton, who flourished at the Conquest, and was a considerable benefactor to the Monks of St. Saviour, Bermondsey; Thomas Fitzaunger, who possessed the manor of Losenham, in Kent, temp. King John ; and Henry Fitzaucher, whose name occurs in the roll of those Kentish gentlemen who were with EDwARD I. at the siege of Carlaverock. Nicholas AuchER, son of Thomas, Lord of Losenham, in Kent, temp. Edw ARD II. married the daughter of Oxenbridge of Bread, in Sussex, and had two sons. The younger, William, left an only daughter, Christina, the wife of Arnald de Alkham. The elder was father of HENRY AUchER, of Losenham, m. Elizabeth, daughter of John Diggs, of Barham, in Kent, and had a son and successor. HENRY AUCHER, of Losenham, who wedded, first, Isabella. At Towne, of Throwleigh, and had by her, 1. THoMAs, of Losenham, whose son, HENRY of Losenham, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Guldeford, knt. of Halden, and left an only daughter and heir, ANNF, who espoused, temp. HENRY VII. Walter Colepeper, second son of Sir John Colepeper, knt. by Agnes, daughter and

she was his lordship's second wife; by him she had a daughter, Penelope, " " Trentham, in June 1734, who

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heir of John Bedgebery, esq. The grandeon of this marriage, Sir John Colbfbpbr, kj.n. of Wigsell, sold the manor of Losenhain to Adrian Moore, esq. of Egham, in Surrey, in whose family it continued until alienated in 1702 to Nicholas Bishop. 11. Robert, ancestor of the Auchera of Westwell. Henry Aucher married, secondly, Joan, daughter and heir of Thomas St. Leger, of Otterden, second son of Sir Ralph St. Leger, of Ulcomb, knight of the shire for Kent 51 Edward, and had an only son,

Henry Aucher, who succeeded to the manor of Otterden, his mother's inheritance, and seated himself there, where he was residing 1ft Henry VI. He m. Alicia Boleyn, and left a son and successor,

John Aucher, of Otterden, who died 23rd April, 1503. and was buried in the north chapel of the parish church, leaving by Alice Church, his wife, three sons and two daughters, via. i. James, his heir. Ii. William, d. a. p.

in. Mannaduke, m. a daughter of Gilbole. i. Elizabeth, m. to Thomas Berham, of Sising

hurst. ii. Jane, m. to Thomas Corbet. The eldest son,

James Aucher, esq. of Otterden, wedded Alice, daughter of Thomas Hills, esq. of Eggarton, near Godmersham, and by her (who m. secondly, James Hardres, esq. of Hardres) had a son and daughter, Anthony, his heir, and Susan, m. to James Aucher. He died 6th January, 1508, was interred near his father, and succeeded by his son,

Sir Anthony Aucher, knt. of Otterden, who acquired from Thomas Colepeper, temp. Henry VIII. the manors of Bishopsborne and Hautsborne, in Kent. He wedded Affra, daughter of William Cornwallis, of Norfolk, and had issue,

i. John, of Otterden, m. Ann, daughter of Sir William Kellaway, knt. and left an only daughter and heiress, Joan, m. temp. Queen Elizabeth, to Sir Humphrey Gilbert, knt. by whom the manor of Otterden was sold to William Lewin, LL.D. ii. Edward, of whom presently, in. Thomas, d. s. p. iv. William, of Nonington. i. Susannah. The second son,

Edward Aucher, esq. inherited, under his father's will, tho manors of Bishopsbourne and Hautsborne. He m. Mabel, daughter of Sir Thomas Wrothe, knt. and had

Anthony, his heir.

Elizabeth, m. to Sir William Lovelace, knt. of

fiethersden, in Kent, and bad by him, who died

in 1629, with other issue, a son,

Sir William Lovelace, of Woolwich, who m.

Anne, daughter of Sir William Barnes, knt.

and had a son,

Richard (Sir), of Lovelace Place, in Kent, who d. in 1C58, leaving an only daughter and heir, Margaret, m. to Henry, fifth son of Lord Chief Justice Coke. The son and successor,

Anthony Aucher, esq. of Bishopsbourne, or Bourne,

married two wives, but had issue only by the second,

Margaret, daughter of Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of

York, viz. two sons and as many daughters,

Anthony, his heir.

Edwin, of Willeaborough, who m. Mary, daughter

of John Gibbon, and by her, who d. in 1679, had a numerous issue. His son, the Rev. John Aucher, D.D. prebendary of Canterbury, died in 1701. Elizabeth, m. first, to Sir William Hammond, knt. of St. Albans Court, in Kent, ancestor of the poet Hammond, and of the present William Osmund Hammond, esq. of St. Albans Court (see Burke's History of the Commoners). She wedded, secondly, in 1624, the Venerable Walter Balcanqual, Dean of Rochester. Margaret, m. to Sir Roger James, knt. He died 13th January, 1609-10, and was succeeded by his son,

Sie Anthony Aucher, knt. of Bourne, who served as sheriff of Kent in 12 James I. He m. Hester, daughter and co-heir of Peter Collet, of London, and dying in July 1637, was succeeded by his son,

i. Sir Anthony Aucher, of Bourne, who was created a Baronet 4th July, 1606. He wedded, first, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Hatton, esq. by whom (who died in 1648) he had no issue to survive him, and, secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Hewitt, knt. by whom he had, i. Anthony, his heir. Ii. Hewitt, successor to his brother. i. Elizabeth, m. to John Corbett, LL.D. Of this lady presently as Co-heiress to her brother, the last baronet. n. Hester, m. to Ralph Blomer, D.D. prebendary of Canterbury, and had, with other issue, a daughter, Anne Blomer, who wedded James Teale, esq. and had a son, Isaac M. Teale, esq. and a daughter, Mary Teale, who m. Major General Sir Charles Shipley, and left three daughters, Katherine-Jane, m. to Colonel Edward

Warner. Augusta-Mary, m. to Alexander Manning, esq. Elizabeth-Cole, a*, to Henry, Earl of Buchan. Sir Anthony died in May, 1692, and was *. by his son, Ii. Sir Anthony Aucher, of Bourne, at whose decease in minority in 1691, the title passed to his brother,

in. Sir Hewitt Aucher, of Bourne, who died unmarried in 1726, when the Baronetcy Expired. His elder sister and co-heir,

Elizabeth, the wife of John Corbett, LL.D. left five daughters and co-heirs, viz.

1. Catharine Corbett, who m. Stephen

Beckingham, esq. (to whom she was se-
cond wife), and had a son,
The Rev. John Charles Beckingham,
who inherited the whole of the Bishops-
bourne estate, his father having pur-
chased, in 1752, the shares of his sis-
ters-in-law in tho property. Mr. Beck-
ingham left at his decease an only
daughter and heir,
Louisa, m. in 1802, to Edward Tay-
Lor, esq. of Bifrons, in Kent, and
has issue. (See Burke's Com-
moners, vol. iii. p. 107).

2. Elizabeth Corbett, To. to Thomas Din

ward, esq. and d. s. p.

3. Frances Corbett, m. to Sir William Har

dres, bart. of Hardres, who d. s. p. 31st Aug. 1704.

4. Antoniha Corbett, m. to Ignatius Geogbc

gan, esq. and had issue.

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