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David Williams, esq. of Edwinsford, in the county of Carmarthen, married Jane, daughter of David Phillips, esq. Kilsaint, and left a son and heir,
Ries Williams, esq. who was sheriff* of his county in the 12th of James I. He married Jane, daughter of Thomas Vychan, esq. and was s, by his son,
Nicholas Williams, esq. who, by his wife Anne, daughter of Sir Marmaduke Lloyd, knt. of Maes-yvelin, in Cardiganshire, was father of
Sir Rice Williams, who received the honour of Knighthood, temp. Charles II. He married first, Joan, daughter and co-heir of Sir Roger Lort, hart. Slack pool, in Pembrokeshire, but by that lady had no issue. Sir Rice wedded, secondly, Mary, daughter and co-heir of John Vaughan, esq. of Lanelly, by whom he had,
Nicholas, his heir.
John, of Dolecothey, m. Elisabeth, daughter of — Johnes, esq. of Lanvaer, in Cardiganshire, and relict of — Williams, esq. of Penpont, in Brecknockshire. He d. s. v. 28th April, 1729, and his widow in March, 1735.
Thomas, chancellor and chamberlain of the counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan, m. first, Miss Powell, of Derwith, Carmarthenshire, by whom he had two daughters,
Bridget, m. to Robert Banks Hodgkinson, esq. of Overton, in Derbyshire, but d. s. p.
Arabella, who at the decease of her sister, became sole heir, ///. to Sir James Hamlyn, bart. and left with other issue, a son and heir,
Sir James H Am Ly N- Willi A Ms, bart. (Refer to Burke's Peerage and Baronetage.)
By his second wife he bad no other issueSir Rice was s. by his eldest son,
i. Nicholas Williams, esq. of Edwinsford, M.P. and lord lieutenant for Carmarthenshire, who was created a Baronet 30th July, 1707. Sir Nicholas married Mary, daughter of Charles Cocks, esq. and niece of John, Lord Somcrs, but d. 19th July, 1745, issueless, when the Baronetcy Bxpirko.
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Of this family, which for many years was settled at Denton, in the county of Lincoln, was
Anthont Williams, esq. who by his wife, a daughter of William Peere, esq. was father of
Peers Williams, esq. clerk of the estreats, temp. Charles II. who is stated to have been a considerable sufferer by the arbitrary proceeding of that prince in shutting up the Exchequer. He m. Joanna Oyley, a lady of good family in Holland, and was father of
William Peere Williams, esq. barrister-at law, author of three volumes of Reports. This gentleman married Anne, second daughter and co-heir of Sir George Hutchins, one of the lords commissioners of the great seal in King William and Queen Mast's time, and left issue.
Hutchins, his heir.
Frederick, D.D. rector of Peekirk, Northampton-
1819 the surname and arms of Freeman.
Elizabeth, m. in 1771, to Thomas, Lord
, m. to Sir R. Sutton, of Norwood,
The eldest son and heir,
i. Hutchins Williams,esq. of Clapton, in the county of Northampton, was created a Baronet 4th April, 1747. Sir Hutchins married in 1726, Judith, daughter and heir of James Booth, esq. of Theobalds, in Hertfordshire, grandson of George Booth, esq. of Dunham Massey, in Cheshire. By this lady, celebrated for her beauty and talents, he had issue, William-peer, his heir. Booth , successor to his brother. Ann, eventually heiress of the family, as. to the Rev. William Fonnereau, of Munden, Herts. and had issue. (See Burke's Commoners.)
He d. 4th November, 1758, and waa $, by his elder son,
Ii. Sir Willtam-peer Williams, who was slain at the attack on the island of Bell isle, in 1761, and dying unm. was s. by his brother,
in. Sir Booth Williams, high sheriff for the county of Northampton in 1784. He married 1mb
This family originally surnanied Bucc, was seated in Nottinghamshire for several generations, and assumed the name of Willoughby from their estate in that county.
Ralph Bucc, had two sons, Richard and Ralph, to the younger, Ralph, King Henry III. granted in tbe 50th year of his reign, the manor of Bingham, from which, Ralph's son and heir, Richard, assumed the surname of Bingham, and was knighted. The elder son,
Richard Bucc, having the lordship of Willoughby, rt gave name to his son and heir.
Sir Richard Willoughby, who bought the manor of Wollaton from Sir Roger de Mortein, in the lltli Edward II. and augmented his patrimony considerably by other-purchases, amongst which was a third part of the manor of Risley, in the county of Derby. Hed. 18 Edward II. and was *. by hi* son,
Sir Robert Willoughby, one of the judges in the reign of Edward III. who by his first wife, Isabel, daughter of Sir Roger de Mortein, had several sons, who all died without issue, " so that Risley (says Thoroton) came to Hugh Willoughby, clerk, who died 7 Henry IV. and is ancestor of the Willoughbys of Risley," but " 1 rather think them (writes Collins) descended from Sir Henry Willoughby, knight banneret, who was possessed of Wollaton, by lineal descent from the said Sir Richard, was knight of the body to King Henry VIII. and died 20th May, 1528, as I am informed from the inscription on his monument at Wollaton, in an arch between the south isle and the chancel, whereon is the effigies of a knight in armour, with two wives by his side, and underneath two sons in armour, and two daughters in the dress of the times." He,
Sir Hknry Willoughby, had two sons, Henry (Sir), of Wollaton, and
William Willoughby, who died in his father's lifetime, leaving by Helena, his wife, daughter and co-heir of Sir John Egerton, of Wrine Hill, in the county of Chester, a son and heir,
Sir Hugh Willoughby, knt. of Risley, in the county of Derby, " whom I take (says Collins) to be
the famous navigator (for he was of this family) who was sent out with three ships in the reign of King Edward VI. A.D. 1553, to discover C a thai, and other Northern parts. He sailed in May, and having spent much time about the Northern Islands, subject to Denmark, where he found no commodity but dried fish and train oil, was forced about the middle of September, to put into a harbour at Lapland, called Arzina, where they could find no inhabitants, and thinking to winter there, was froze to death. However, Richard Chancellor, who commanded the second ship in the expedition, having lost Sir Hugh, made his way for Wardhouse, in Norway, the appointed place if parted by storms, and after seven days stay, proceeded on his voyage, so fortunately, that within a few days he arrived on the coasts of Muscovy, where he was friendly received by the natives, and John Bazdlowits the great duke or czar, with whom he settled a trade and was the first discoverer of Russia." Sir Hugh Willoughby left issue by Johanna, his wife, daughter of Sir Nicholas Strelly, knt. a son and heir,
i. Henry Willoughby, esq. of Risley, who was created a Baronet by King James I. 29th June, 1611. Sir Henry married first, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Henry Knolles, knt. of Greys, in the county of Oxford, and secondly, Lettice, daughter and co-heir of Sir Francis Darcy, knt. but dying without male issue in 1649, the Baronetcy became Extinct. His only daughter and heiress,
Anne Willoughby, Mi. first Sir Thomas Aston, bart. of Aston, in the county of Chester, and had by him, Sir Willoughby Aston, and other children. She survived her first husband, and m. secondly, the Hon. Antichel Grey.
Arms— Or, two bars gules charged with three water budgets, argent.
WILLOUGHBY, OF SELSTON.
Created 4th Aug. 1660.—Extinct 10th Feb. 1*0.
Sir William Willoughby, knt. of Aston, in Oxfordshire, second son of William Willoughby, esq. of Normanton, died in 1615, leaving by his wife, a daughter of — Young, with other issue, a son and successor,
Sir RothFrHam Willoughby, knt. who m. Anne, daughter of Sir Richard Wortley, knt. of Wortley, in Yorkshire, and had by her, who wedded, secondly. Sir George Morton, a son and successor,
William Willoughby, esq. who m. Elisabeth, daughter and co-heir of Timothy Pusey, esq. of Selston, in the county of Nottingham, and had issue,
William, his heir.
Mary, m. to Beaumont Dixie, esq.
Mr. Willoughby died in 1630, and was succeeded by his son,
i. William Willoughby, esq. of Selston, Notts, who was created a Baronet in 1660. He m. Margaret, daughter and heir of George, son and heir of Sir Maurice Abbott, knt. but died without surviving issue, 10th February, 1670, when the title became Extinct. He devised tbe lordship of South Muskham, Notts, to the learned Francis Willoughby, of Wollaton.
Arms—As Willoughby Op Risley.
Thomas Willys, of Eyhall, in Cambridgeshire, son of another Thomas Willys, of the same place, m. Joan, daughter of Martin Fowkes, of Westley and Burwell, and had two sons and one daughter. Of the former, the elder, Thomas Willys, of Eyhall, and Rouses Place, m. Elizabeth, daughter of John Hasell, of Botsham, in Cambridgeshire, and dying 9th February, 1625, aged sixty-seven, left a son, and successor, Rich ARD WILLYs, esq. of Horningsey and Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, who m. Joan, daughter and heir of William Henmarsh, esq. of Balles, and had issue, Thomas, his heir. Richand, created a BARoNet in 1646, see that title. William, col. of horse in the royal army, during the civil war, m. the daughter of Sir John Offley, knt. of Madeley Manor, Staffordshire, but died s. p. 9th August, 1676, aged sixty-one. Elizabeth, m. to Sir William Man, knt. of Canterbury. Richard Willys died 16th October, 1628, and was s. by his son, 1. THoMAs W1LLYs, esq. of Fen Ditton, in Cambridgeshire, who was created a BARoNET 15th December, 1641. He m. Anne, eldest daughter and co-heir of Sir John Wild, knt. of Canterbury, and by her, who died 20th October, 1685, aged seventy-five, had issue, Joh N, his heir. Richard, gentleman pensioner to CHARLEs II. d. unn, William, of London, a Hamburgh merchant, who was buried at Fen Ditton, 9th August, 1706. He m, first, Frances, daughter of John Ayshford, esq. of Ayshford, in Devon, by whom, who died 3rd September, 1676, aged thirty-three, he had a son and daughter, William and Elizabeth, who both died young. He wedded secondly, Mary, daughter of Mr. Gore, merchant of London, and widow of George Evelyn, esq. by whom he had issue, Tito MAs, who succeeded as fifth baronet. Wulli AM, successor to his brother. Anne, m, to Mr. Michell, of Wilts. Mary, m, to William Gore, esq. Jane, m, to Henry Hal. I'rances, m. to Humphrey Pudner. Heather, *, to James Spilman. Dorothy, m, to Samuel Enys, esq. of Enys, in Cornwall, Itobert, who ". Mary, daughter of Thomas Stagg, of London, and relict of William Llewellin, of Melborn, in Cambridgeshire, by whom he left at his decease, 10th November, 1692, an only child, John,
* , " " Young 18th January, 1652.
Sir John was buried at Fen Ditton, 9th August, 1704, aged sixty-eight, and succeeded by his son, iii. Sir Thomas Willys, of Fen Ditton, who ". Miss Frances Rix, and had two sons, of whom the elder died in early youth, and lies buried at Great Crassingham, in Norfolk. Sir Thomas died himself of the small-pox, 17th June, 1705, and was s. by his only surviving son, Iv. SIR THoMAs WILLYs, of Fen Ditton, at whose decease unm. 1725, aged about twenty, the title devolved on his cousin, v. SIR Thomas Willys, of Fen Ditton, who also d. unm. in 1726, and was s. by his brother, v1. Sir Willi AM WILLYs, of Fen Ditton, at whose decease unm. 14th April, 1732, the BARoNETcy became Extinct. The estate of Fen Ditton, was purchased after Sir William's decease in 1733, by Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, for her grandaughter, Lady Mary Godolphin, and was part of her marriage portion. Her husband Thomas, Duke of Leeds, having procured an act of parliament for the purpose, sold it in 1749, to Thomas Panton, esq. of Newmarket.
The estate of Bucklebury, or as it was anciently called Buryhulbury, with the patronage of the vicarage, belonged to the Abbey of Reading. At the dissolution of that community in 1639, it was granted by Henry VIII. to
John Winchcombe, esq. son of the opulent clothier of that name, well known as the famous "Jack of Newbury." He was father of
i. Henry Winchcombb. esq. of Bucklebury, Berks, who was created a Baronet in 1001. He m. Frances, daughter of Thomas Howard, Earl of Berkshire, (see Burke's Peerage, p. 92tf,) and died in 1007, leaving a son and successor,
n. Sir Henry Winchcohbb, of Bucklebury, who m. Miss Rolls, but died without male issue in November, 1703, when the Baronetcy became Extinct. The estates devolved on Sir Henry's eldest daughter, Frances, wife of the celebrated Viscount BolingBrokb, who occasionally resided at Bucklebury- As her ladyship left no child, the property passed, by her younger sister, to the family of the Packers, knights of the shire in succession for the county of Berks. Henry Packer, esq. the last male heir, devised it to his sister's son, Winchcombb Henry Hartley, esq.
(great grandson of the last Sir Henry Winchcombe^ who for many years represented Berkshire in parliament. Hem- in 1767, Ann, eldest daughter of Samuel Blackwell.esq. of Williamstrip Park, in the county of Gloucester, and died 12th August, 1794, leaving a son, the Her. Winchcombb-henry-howard Hartley, of Bucklebury, who m. 21st August, 1800, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Thomas Watts, esq. of Bath, and d. 9th September, 1832, leaving a daughter, Elizabeth Ann, and a son, the present WinchcombkhknryHoward Hartley, esq. of Bucklebury.
Arms—Az. on a chev, engr- between three Cornish choughs or, as many cinquefoils of the first.
Walter Winford, esq. son of Richard Winford, of Sapy, in Herefordshire, married in 1S70, Johanna, daughter and heir of Robert Stone, of Astley, in the county of Worcester, and was father of
John Winford, esq. whose son, by Catherine, his wife, daughter of George Horny old, esq. of Breedon, was
Sir John Winford, knt. a devoted royalist, who attended Charles II. at the battle of Worcester. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Henry Williams, bart. of Gwernevet, in Breconshire, and had two sons,
Henry, of Glashampton, in Worcestershire, who m. Mercy, sister and heir of Sir Thomas Cookes, bart. of Norgrove.ffounder of Worcester College, Oxford, and had issue, Thomas-cook.es, who s. as second baronet. John. "1 . Harry,J Thomas. The younger son,
* His daughter, Judith, m. Sir Humphrey Forster, bart. of AJdcrmastou.
i. Thomas Winford,esq. second prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas, was created a Baronet 3rd July, 1702, with limitation to the heirs male of the body of his elder brother. Sir Thomas m. Sarah, daughter and heir of Michael Pearce, of Drury Lane, apothecary, but by her, who died 17th September, 1735, and was buried at Hillingdon, Middlesex, had no issue. He was succeeded at his decease, under the reversion in the patent, by his nephew,
Ii. Sir Thomas Winford, of Glashampton and Norgrove, who m. first, Beata, daughter of Sir Henry Parker, bart. of Honington, in Warwickshire, and secondly, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mj>-Wilmot, of Bromesgrove, in the county of Worcester, but died .*. p. 19th January, 1743-4, when the Baronetcy became
Arms— Argent a chev. between three quarterfoils pierced sa.
Sir Robert Wingfield, of Letheringham, in Suffolk, M.P. for that county in the 6th Henry VI. was then chief of the great house of Wingfield. He m. Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Sir Robert Gousell, by the Lady Elizabeth Fitzalan, his wife, sister and to-heir of Thomas, eleventh Earl of Arundel, and had ssue,
i. John, his heir.
Ii. Robert, M.P. for Herts in 1450, and comptroller
of the king's household. in. Richard, died s. p. before 1500.
iv. Thomas (Sir), died s. p.
v. William, died s. p.
vi. Henry (Sir), knt. of Orford, in Suffolk, ancestor of the Wincfiki.ds of Tickencote, in Rutlandshire, now (1838) represented by John WingField, esq. (See Burke's Commoners, vol. ii. p. 476.) i. Elizabeth, married to Sir William Brandon, knt. and their grandson was Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, the brother-in-law of Henry VIII.
ii. Catharine, m. to John Bonvyle.
The eldest son,
Sir John Wingfiild, of Letheringham, served as sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, in the 23rd Henry VI. and again in the 12th of the following reign. In 1461, he was made a knight of the bath, at the Tower of London, and 1477, was joined in commission with the Bishop of Bath and Wells, and others, to treat with the ambassadors of France, at Amiens. Sir John married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Fitz Lewis, knt. of West Horn don, in Essex., and had no less than twelve sons and three daughters: from the fourth son descended the Wingfiblds of Dunham Magna; from the ninth son, the Viscounts Powers
court; from the eleventh son, the Wingfields of Rim bolton; and from the twelfth son, the Wingfields of Brantham, Norton, &c> Sir John Wingfield died in 1481, and was s. by his eldest son,
Sir John Wingfield, of Letheringham, sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk in 1483, and again in 1492-3. He married Anne, daughter of John Touchet, Lord Audley, and left a son and successor,
Sir Anthony Wingfield, of Letheringham, esquire of the body to the king, who was knighted by hi» royal master, Henry VIII. for his conduct at Theroueune and Tournay,made subsequently comptroller of the household, and installed at Windsor, a knight of the garter, 8th May, 1541. He was likewise constituted vice-chamberlain of the household, and captain of the guards. In the will of King Henry, he was a legatee to the amount of £200. was nominated one of the executors, and assigned of the council to Edward VI. Sir Anthony wedded Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Sir Geobge De Vere, knt. and sister and co-heir of John, thirteenth Earl Of Oxford, by whom he left at his decease,
Robert (Sir), his heir.
Charles, of Temp ill, in the county of Lincoln, m.
Anthony, of St. John's, Middlesex, gentleman
Elizabeth, m. to William Nannton, esq. Mary, m. first to Arthur Rushe; secondly to Anthony Rooke; and thirdly to Thomas Darcye. Margaret, m. to Francis Stone, esq. of Wavesden, in Suffolk. Sir Anthony d. 6 Edward VI. and was s. by bis eldest son,
Sir Robert Wingfield, knt. of Letheringham, M.P. for Suffolk, who had by his first wife, Cecily, second daughter of Thomas, Lord Wentworth, threesons and two daughters, viz.
Anthony (Sir), who inherited Letheringham, but died without issue, when it devolved upon his youngest and only surviving brother.
Robert, d. s. p. in.
Thomas, who inherited Letheringham, at the decease of his brother.
Mary, m. to Sir Henry Warner, knt. of Mtlden* hall.
Frances, m. to William Barrowe, esq.
The youngest son,
Sir Thomas Winofibld, knt eventually ** of Letheringham," m. first, Radclyffe, daughter of Sir Gilbert Gerrard, knt. master of the rolls, and by that lady, had one daughter. He espoused, secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Drue Drury, knt. of Riddlesworth, and dying in 1609, left, with two daughters, Anne, m. to Thomas Standish, esq. of Duxbury; and Cicely, m. to William Blois, esq. of Gmndisburgh, a son,
i. Anthony Wingfield, esq. of Goodwins, in Suffolk, who was created a Baronet, 17th May, 1«S7.