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He m. Anne, daughter of Sir John Deaue, kut. and dying in 1038, was s. by his son,

- Ii. Sir Richard Winofikld, of Letheringham and Eastern, who m. first, Susanna, daughter of Sir John Jacob, bart. and had a son, Robert. He wedded, secondly, a daughter of Sir John Wintour, knt. of Lidney, in the county of Gloucester, and had another son, Hlnry. The elder son,

m. Sir Robert Wincfield, living, a minor, in 1742, died unmarried and was succeeded by his halfbrother,

It. Sir Henry Winofield, who wedded the Lady Eleanor Touchet, daughter of Mervyu, Earl of Castlehaven, and was s,*by his elder son,

v. Sir Henry Wingfiki.d. This gentleman sold Letheringham, and followed the fortunes of King James II. Dying s. p. in 1712, he was s. by his brother,

vi. Sir Mervyn Wincfield, living in 1727, who espoused Mary, daughter of Theobald Dalton, esq. of Grenan, in the county of Westmeath, and left an only daughter,

Mary Wincfield, who m. Francis Dillon, esq. of Poudstown, in the county of Meath, who was created a Baron of the Holy Roman Empire, in 1767, and by him had three sons to survive,

John Talbot Dillon, Baron Dillon.

Francis Dillon, lieutenant general in the German service, created a Baron of the Empire, had issue.

William -Mervyn Dillon, m. Sophia, daughter of Chevalier Austin Parke Goddard, of Brampton, in Kent, and had John-jobkph, and Henrietta-Sophia.

Arms—Arg. on a bend gu. cottised sa. three pair of wings, conjoined of the field.

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The Wintors settled at Wych, in Worcestershire, temp. Edward II. and there continued until Roger Wintour, in the reign of Henry VI. married the coheiress of Hodington and Cassey. From that alliance sprang, " after divers marriages with many antient and honourable families,"

i. Sir George Wintour, of Hodington, in Worcestershire, who was created a Baronet in 1642. He m. first, the Lady Frances Talbot, daughter of John, Earl of Shrewsbury; secondly, Mary, daughter of Charles, Lord Carrington; and thirdly, Mary, daughter and coheir of Sir George Ketnpe, bart. of Pentlow Hall, Essex, but died without issue, 4th June, 1658, when the title became Exti Nct. Sir George bequeathed his estate to Francis, Earl of Shrewsbury, and his brother Gilbert Talbot.

Arms— Sa. a fess, and crescent in chief erm.

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i. Clifton Wintrinoham, M.D. fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, in London and Paris, F. R. S. and physician in ordinary to the king, was son of Clifton Wintringham, M.D. of York, who died 12th March, 1748; and obtained a Baronetcy in 1774, the dignity being limited to Gervase,son of SirGervase Clifton, bart. Sir Clifton Wintringham died without issue in 1794, fhaving survived Mr. Gervase Clifton,) and the Baronetcy then became Extinct. Sir Clifton published " An edition of Dr. Mead's Preecepta Me dica," a work entitled," De Morbis quibusdam Cum mentarii," &c.

Arms— Arg. six lions ramp. az. 3. 2. and 1.

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The family of Wiseman appears to have existed in the county of Essex since the time of Edward IV. and to have been in possession of Much Canfield Park, in that county, which was obtained by purchase, in the reign of Edward VI. by John Wiseman, esq. who had been one of the auditors to Henry VIII. and knighted at the battle of Spurs. The title of baronet was conferred on two of its branches, and many honourable posts under the crown were enjoyed by its descendants, i. William Wiseman, esq. of Rivenhall, in Essex, son and heir of Sir Thomas Wiseman, knt. of Rivenhall, by Elizabeth, bis wife, daughter of Sir Isaac Sidley, bart. (lineally descended from John Wiseman, elder brother of Thomas Wiseman, of Gayharlands, in Chelmsford, ancestor of the present Sir William Salstonstall Wiseman, bart. of Canfield Hall,} was created a Baronet in 1660. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Lewis Mansel, bart. of Margam, and had an only daughter and heir,

Elizabeth, m. first to John Le Mott Honywood,

esq. of Marks Hall, Essex, and secondly to Sir

Isaac Rebow, knt. of Colchester. Sir William died in 1602, when the title became ExTinct. The estate of Rivenhall was sola to Thomas Western, esq.

Arms— .Sa. a chev. erm. between three cronels arg.

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Jaqoes Wittewrong, born in the city of Ghent in 1531, of an honourable stock, was forced to quit his native country in consequence of the persecutions to which, as a protectant, he was exposed, and in 1564, sought an asylum in Eugland, with his wife and two young children. He had received a very liberal education, speaking the German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Latin tongues; and "having made shipwreck of his outward estate to preserve his inward peace," settled in London in the employment of a public notary, making shift, with the small pittance of his property which he had, as it were, snatched out of the fire, to lire comfortable till his death, which happened in 1591. He had eight children, four sons and four daughters, Jacob, Abraham, Marcus, William, Christian, Sarah, Mary, and Susanna, who all, with the exception of Jacob and Abraham, (whose daughter wedded Mr. Paggen.) died without issue. The eldest son,

Jacob Wittewronc, born at Ghent, 13th January, 1558, was sent in 1576, to Magdalen College, Oxford, and studied there under the particular care of Dr. Humphreys, president of the college. He subsequently settled in London, and entering into partnership with Mr. Matthias Otton, a brewer, of that city, realized considerable wealth. He married first, Susanna, daughter and heir of Bernard Tileman, a German, by whom he had no male issue, and secondly, Anna,* youngest daughter and co-heir of Monsieur Garrard Vanacker, of Antwerp, merchant, by whom he had an only son, John. In 1619, Mr. Wittewrong retired into ihe country, to a house he had purchased at Westham, in Essex, and was there buried, as is thus mentioned by Mr. Strype in his additions to Stow's Surveys: "On the pavement under a fair mable atone, is buried James Wittewrongle, the son of James Wittewrongle, a Fleming, a singular friend to the ministers of the city, a Maecenas of studious youth, a favourer of piety and learning." His only son,

i. Sir John Witte Wrong, knighted by Charles I.

in 1640, and created a Baronet in 1602, purchased the manor of Stantonbury, in Bucks, of Sir John Temple, in 1667, and there erected a handsome mansion. He served as sheriff of Herts in 1658, being chosen by the parliament- Sir John m. first, Mary, second daughter of Sir Thomas Middleton, knt. of Chirk Ca* tie, in Denbighshire, by whom he had an only son, John, his heir; secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Timothy Middleton, esq. of Stansted Mountfitchet, in Es sex; and thirdly, Catherine Thompson, sister of John Lord Haversham. By his second wife, he had issue

Jacob, d. t. p.

James, of Rothamsted, Herts, barrister-at-law
and recorder of St. Albans, who m. first, Eliza-
beth, daughter of Thomas Dickenson, esq. of
Hillinpdon, in Middlesex; secondly, Mary
daughter of Mr. John Cock, of St. Moans; and
thirdly, Susan, daughter of Sir Nicholas Pedley
of Huntingdon, and widow of William Bullock
esq. of Sandhurst, Berks. His eldest son by his
first wife,
Jacob, m. Elizabeth, only daughter of Henry
Coghill, esq. of Aldenham, Herts, and left
a son,

Jacob, who m. Anne, daughter of Mr.
Bennet, and had issue.

William, died s. p.

Catherine, m. to Edward Lloyd, esq. of Montgo-
Anne, m. to Robert Siderfin, esq. of Croydon-
Hellcu, m. to Samuel Gibbs, esq. of Stoke Nay
land, in Suffolk.

Sir John died at Rothamsted, Herts, in June, 1693, aged seventy-five, leaving a high character for piety, justice, and charity, and was f. by his son,

li. Sir John Wittewrong, of Stantonbarry, who married first, Clare, daughter of Sir Joseph Alston, bart. of Chelsea, in Middlesex, and by her, who died 12th October, 1669, had an only daughter, Mary, si. to Mr. Crompton of London. He m. secondly, Mrs. Martha Sebrook, niece of Alderman Backwell, by whom he had four sons,

John, bis heir.

Edward, killed at Namur.

Thomas, who m. in Barbadoes, and died at sea.

James, lieutenant in the fleet.

Martha, m. to Thomas Saunders, esq. of Brix worth, Northamptonshire. Sir John died about 1703, and was s. by his son,

in. Sir John Wittewrong, of Stantonbarry, M.P for Aylesbury, and afterwards for Chipping Wycomb. and colonel in the army. He m. Mary, daughter of Mr. Samuel White, merchant of London, and had issue,

John, his heir.





Martha, m. to John Guuley, esq- second son of John Gumley, esq. of Isle worth, in Middlesex, muster master general of the forces.



Sir John died 30th January, 1721-2, and was J. by his son,

iv. Sir John Wittewrong, captain in Colonel Maurice Nassau's regiment, who died unmarried 97th March, 1743-4, and was s. hy his brother,

She married, secondly, Sir Thomas Middleton, lord mayor of London.

T. Sir William Wittkwrong, governor of the poor anights of Windsor, who died in January* 1761, leaving a successor,

vi. Sir John Wittewrong, at whose decease tinm. 13th January, 1771, the Baronetcy became Extinct.

Arms—Bendy of six arg. and gu. on a chief az. a feu or bar indented or.


Created JSth Oct. 1766.—Extinct 3rd Feb. 1837.


i. Jacob Wolff, esq. (son of Baron Godfrey Wolff, of Moscow,) a native himself of the Russian empire, and, by creation of Francis the First, Emperor of Germany, a Baron of the Holy Roman Empire, having been naturalized in England, was created a Baronet 18th October, 1766. Sir Jacob m. in the December following, Ann, only daughter of the Right Hon. Edward Weston, secretary of state in Ireland* second son of the Right Kev. Dr. Stephen Weston, bishop of Exeter, in 1724, by whom he had

James-william-weston, present baronet. Lucy, m, first to Major Parslow, and secondly to Major Ditcher. Sir Jacob died in 1809, and was s. by his son,

Ii. Sir James-william Weston Wolff, 6. 24th November, 1778, who m. 4th January, 1800, Frances, daughter of Joseph Adkins, esq. of Lincolnshire, but died without issue, 3rd February, 1837, when the BaRonetcy became Extinct.

"Arms, Crest, 4'C< &* described in the German patent, viz. A shield, erect, divided in four quarters; in the centre of which, an escocheon, with the arms following; vert, a wolf, passant, ppr. and in chief, three fleura* de-lis ar. the arms of Van Wolf. In the first quarter of the achievement or, an eagle, displayed, sa. ducally crowned gu. In the second quarter az. an armed arm issuing out of the clouds from the sinister, grasping a sword, in the attitude of striking, ppr. In the third quarter, ar. a naked arm issuing out of the clouds from the sinister holding a palm branch, ppr. And, lastly, in the fourth quarter, or, a triangle sa.. Over the arms an imperial baron's coronet, with five pearls, fixed on a circle of gold, surmounted with three fullfaced helmets, ppr. thereon as many crests; viz. on the centre helmet a demi-wolf, salient, ppr. issuing out of a ducal coronet or; on the dexter helmet, a ducal coronet or, thereon a fleur-de-lis or, between two imperial eagles' wings, displayed, tawney; on the sinister helmet a ducal coronet or, thereon an eagle, displayed, sa. ducally crowned gu.

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county, m. a lady, named Elliott, and had three sous, vta.

I. Richard, of London, d. s.p. II. Henry, alderman of London, ancestor of the Wollastons of Shenton, in Leicestershire, now represented by Frederick William WolLaston, esq. of Shenton, formerly colonel of the 22nd Light Dragoons. in. Edward. The third son,

Edward Wollaston, esq. of Perton, m. Elizabeth, daughter of William Wollaston, esq. of Trescott Grange, and had two sons: the elder, Sir John Wollaston, knt. filled the civic chair of the city of London in 1644. The younger,

Henry Wollaston, esq. citizen of London in 1060, Wits father of

Richard Wollaston, esq. of Wormley, b. in 1635, who purchased the manor of Loseby, in Leicestershire, and died in 1691, leaving two sons, namely, i. Josiah, his heir.

n. John, who m. Hannah Horton, and dying in 1692,left issue, Richard, M.P. for Whitchurch; John; Jeremiah; and Jonathan. The elder son,

Josiah Wollaston, esq. b. in 1652, m. Elizabeth, sister of Sir Edward Lawrence, bart. of St. Ives, in the county of Huntingdon, and dying in 1680, left a son,

Isaac Wollaston, esq. 1673,of Loseby, who m. his cousin, Sarah Lawrence, and dying in 1736, left a son and successor,

i. Sir Isaac Wollaston, of Loseby, who succeeded to the Baronetcy, which had been conferred, with the special remainder, on bis uncle, Sir Edward Lawrence, of St. Ives. He m- Sarah Rowland, of the Isle of Wight, and dying 21st December, 1756, left issue, Isaac Lawrence, his heir.

Sarah, who had the St. Ives estate and those on the Isle of Ely.* She m. Taylor White, es<i. and was grandmother of the present Sir ThoMas Woollaston White, bart. Anne, who had the Loseby estate. She m. in 1772, Sir Thomas Folke, knt. and had one son and one daughter, Augustus Frederick, and Henry Anne, sa named after the Duke and Duchess of Cumberland, Sir Isaac Wollaston's only son,

Ii. Sir Isaac Lawrence Wollaston, of Loseby, rf. an infant in 1756, when the title became Extinct.

Arms Arg. three mullets sa. pierced of the field.

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The estate of Dudmaston was acquired in marriage with the daughter and heiress of Hugh de Dudmaston, minth in descent from Harlewin de Butailles, to whom tlerbert, son of Holegod, Lord of Castle Holgate, granted “one half hide of land, which is called Dodemaaneaton,” before the year 1167. Andrew Wolryche, the grandson of William Wolryche, and the heiress of Dudmaston, was M. P. for Bridgenorth, in 1435, and his grandson, Humphrey Wolryche," appears in the list of the lords, knights, esquires, and gentlemen, resident in Shropshire, anno 17 HENRY VII. He was rather of Roger Wolryche, whose brother and heir. John Wolryche.'t wedded “the fair maid of Gatacre,” Mary, only daughter of Gatacre, of Gatacre.

1. Two MAs Wolrich, esq. of Dudmaston, third in descent from John, was born in 1598, educated at Cambridge, and admitted of the Inner Temple, 11th Oct. 1615. From 1620 to 1625, he represented Wenlock, in parliament, and at the breaking out of the civil wars, joining the royal standard, was appointed by the king governor of Bridgnorth. For his unbending loyalty, he suffered severely, being according to his epitaph, twice sequestered, and more than once thrown into prison. The monumental inscription speaks likewise of “the lofty majesty of his person,” and states, “that to his pre-eminent skill in heraldry, he added the more solid studies of history and mathematics. At length our Ulric (such was the original name) was summoned to the Assembly of the Saints on the feast of St. Ulric, 4th July, 1668, having been honoured with the successive titles of knight and BARon ET.” Sir Thomas m. Ursula, daughter of Thomas Oteley, esq. of Pitchford, in Shropshire, and had with other issue, ,

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John WolstENHoLME, younger son of an ancient Derbyshire family, born about the year 1520, came to London, temp. Edward VI. and obtained an office in the Custom House. He died at Stanmore, in Middlesex, where he lies buried, leaving by his wife, whose maiden name was Larkin, a daughter and three sons, Henry who d.s. p.; John, of whom presently; and Thomas, who died a commander in Muscovy. The second son,

SiR John WolsTENHoLME, knighted by CHARLEs I. was a farmer of the Customs with Sir Abraham Dawes, Sir John Jacob, &c. and acquiring great wealth, purchased Nostell Abbey, in Yorkshire. He *. Catherine Fanshaw, and had issue,

John, his heir. Henry, died in the wars in the palatinate under the Lord Vere.

Joan, m. to Sir Robert Knollys, knt. of Grays, in Oxfordshire.

Catherine, m. to William, third son of Thomas Fanshaw, esq. of Fanshawgate, in Essex, the king's remembrancer.

Sir John died in 1639, and was buried at Stanmore, in Middlesex, in the church which he had himself built, under a curious marble monument. His elder son and successor,

1. Sir John WolsTEN holME, knt. known as Sir John the younger. During the civil war, the parliament fined this gentleman, and his father's partners in the farm of the Customs, one hundred and fifty thousand pounds, to answer which great demand, his whole estate was sold, under a statute of bankruptcy unjustly brought against him for his loyalty to the crown. Few indeed, during the disastrous conflicts of

• From Humphrey Wolryche's son, Sin W1, LIAM Wollaw clie, knt. descended the families of Wolnich, of !owling and Wickornbroke, Suffolk, and of Alconbury, in 11 untingdonshire. Of the former branch was Sarah Wolrich, who m. Sir John Hewley, knt. of York, M.P. and of the latter was Thomas Woliticu, esq. of Armley 11ouse, near Leeds, whose daughter and heir, SARAH, m. In a vil. A 1A Nav1.1.1, esq. 1 This John Wolryche's younger brother, Edward,

on Dynmore, in Herefordshire, was ancestor of Joax Woolrych, esq. of the Ordnance Office, and of HowPhREY WILLIAM Woolrych, esq. of Croxley House, the able author of the life of Judge Jefferies and other works. I MARY, the only daughter and heir of the Hon. John Grey and Elizabeth Wolrich, m. W. Ward, esq. M.P. for Staffordshire, ancestor of the present LoRD WARn.


the times in which he lived, suffered so severely in property, he lost considerably more than a hundred thousand pounds, and his son Henry, and his brotherin-law, Sir Thomas Dallison, both fell fighting under the royal banner. To compensate in some degree for this devotion to his family, Charles II. at the Restoration, re-appointed Sir John farmer of the Customs, and restored to him a patent of collector oatward in the port of London, from which he had been sequestered during the usurpation. He likewise made him a B.A.Ron ET. Sir John married Anne, sister of Sir Thomas Dallison, of Laughton, in Lincolnshire, and had issue,

1. John, who m. Dorothy, daughter and co-heir of Horatio, Lord Vere, of Tilbury, but predeceased his father without issue. He lies buried at Stanmore, under a stately monument of white marble. 11. Henry, slain at Marston Moor, ex parte regis, he was unm. 111. THoMAs, successor to his father. 1 v. Edward, d. unm. v. Christopher, d. unm. v1. Charles, d. unm. v11. Robert, d. unm.

1. Anne, m. to Sandford Neville, esq. of Chevet, in Yorkshire. 11. Elizabeth, m. to Richard Hutton, esq. of Goldsborough, Yorkshire.

Sir John d. in 1670, was buried at Stanmore, near his father, and s. by his eldest surviving son,

11. SIR THoMAs WolstENHoLMe, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Phineas Andrews, esq. of Denton Court, Kent, and had five sons and six daughters viz.

1. JoHN, his heir. 11. THoMAs, who s. as sixth baronet. 111. Edward, died young. 1 v. Henry, who m. Mary, daughter of Stephen Jermin, esq. of Tottenham, Middlesex, but left no male issue. v. William, lieut. of the Tyger prize man-of-war, and capt. of the first regiment of guards under

Col. How. He d. unm. 1. Anne, m. to Sir Philip Matthews, bart. of Great Gobions.

11. Elizabeth, died young. 111. Mary, d. young. iv. Catherine, m. to Sir Henry Bathurst, knt. son of Alderman Bathurst, of Edmonton. v. Mildred, d. young. v1. Hester, m. to Thomas Hall, esq. of Islington, son of Thomas Hall, esq. first secondary in the king's remembrancer office, and had a son, Thomas, and a daughter, Mary, wife of Capt. Plukenet, of the first regiment of guards.

Sir Thomas d. in 1691, was buried in St. Margaret's, Westminster, and s. by his eldest son,

111. SIR John WolsTENHoLME, M.P. for Middlesex, temp. WILLIAM III. and Queen ANNE. He m. first, Mary, daughter and sole-heir of Nicholas Rainton, esq. of Forty Hall, in Enfield, Middlesex, and secondly Temperance, daughter of Lord Crew, and relict of Sir Rowland Alston, bart. of Odell, but had issue only by the former, viz.

1. Nicholas, his heir. 11. John, d. in the East Indies, unm. 111. Harvey, capt. 1st regiment of guards, d. unm. in 1713. 1v. William, who succeeded as fifth BARONET.

1. Mary, d. unm. 11. Elizabeth, d. unm.

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