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Sir Ma Crick Berkeley, tut. of Wymondham, who m. Margaret, daughter of Sir John Byron, knt.of Over Colwich. and widow of Sir William Atherton,of Atherton, and left at his decease in 1522 a son and successor,

Sir Thohis Berkeley, knt. of Wymondham, who m. Margaret, eldest daughter and co-heir of Thomas df la Laund, by Katherine, his wife, daughter and coheir of Lionel, Lord Welles, by Jane, daughter and heir of Sir Robert Waterton, and had two sons, MauRice, bis beir; and William, successor to his nephew. The elder,

Mac Rick Berkeley, esq. of Wyniondhara, m. Margaret, daughter of Sir John Harrington, bart., and left, with a daughter, Elizabeth, m. first, to Robert Pakenham, esq. clerk of the green cloth ; and secondly, to Richard Levesey; a son,

John Berkeley, esq. of Wymondham, who d. a. p. and was s. by his uncle,

William Berkeley, esq. of Wymondham, who m. Mary, daughter of Robert Baude, of Hornby, in the county of Lincoln, and </. in 1536, leaving a son and successor,

Maurice Berkeley, esq. of Wymondham, who m. Mary, daughter of John Hall, esq. of Grantham, and died in 1600, aged seventy, leaving several children, who all d. nnmarried, except one daughter, Eleanor, b, in 1563, who m. — Wingfield, esq. and one son,

1. Sir Henry Berkeley, of Wymondham, 6. in 1566, created a Baronet in 1611- This gentleman m. first, Miss Mynne; and secondly, Katharine,daughter of Nicholas Beaumont, esq. of Cole Orton, and relict •of Anthony Byron, esq.; but dying s. p. the title became Extinct. The estate of Wytnondham Sir Henry sold to Sir William Sedley, bart. of Southfleet and Aylesford.

Arms—As Berkeley, of Bruton.

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The elder branch of this family, founded by GodFrey Bernard,of Wanford,whose grandson, William Bernard, was living in the time of Edward III. terminated in a female heir, Margaret Bernard, who wedded Sir John Peyton, knt. and conveyed the paternal estate of Iselham to the Peytons. (Refer to Peyton of Jxelham, extinct baronet.)

Of the younger branch was

Francis Bernard, esq. of Abington,* near Northampton, of which manor his ancestors had been pro* prietors upwards of two hundred years. His second son,

1. Francis Bernard, esq. serjeant-at-law, was created a Baronet 1st July, 1002. Sir Francis m. first,

Elisabeth, daughter of Sir John Tallakerne, and by her had issue,

John (Sir), his successor.

Lucy, m. to Sir Nicholas Pedley, knt. M.P. for the borough of Huntingdon.

Mary, m. to Laurence Torkincrton, esq. of Great Stewkley, in the county of Huntingdon. He wedded, secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir James Altham, of Oxcy, Herts, but had no other issue. This lady died 3rd January, l(HI'2,and was buried in Covent Garden Church, Middlesex. Sir Francis d. in his sixty-sixth year, anno 1000, and lies interred in the north aisle of Abington Church. He was s. by his son,

II. Sir John Bernard, knt. member for the borough of Huntingdon in the Restoration and the Long Parliaments. He m. first, Elizabeth, daughter of Oliver St. John, lord chief justice of the Common Pleas, and had (with five other daughters, who all died unmarried,)

Robert, his successor.

Mary, m. to Thomas Brown, esq. of Arlsey, in the

county of Bedford. Johanna, m. to the celebrated Richard Bentley, archdeacon and prebendary of Ely, regius professor, and master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and had issue, Richard Bentley, a writer of some distinction;

d. 23rd October, 1782. Elizabeth Bentley, wi. first, to Humphrey Ridge, esq. of Portsmouth, and surviving him without issue, she wi. secondly, the Rev* Dr. Favell. Johanna Bentley, the Phoebe of Dr. Byron's well known pastoral, m. to the Rev. Dennison Cumberland, Bishop of Kilmore (son of the Rev. Richard Cumberland, archdeacon of Northampton,and grandson of Dr. Richard Cumberland, bishop of Peterborough), by whom she had

Richard Cumberland, the dramatist. Johanna Cumberland. Elizabeth-Bentley Cumberland. He wedded, secondly, Grace, daughter of Sir Richard Shuckburgh, knt. of Sbuckburgh, in the county of Warwick, but by her had no issue. Sir John d. in June, 167D, and was buried in Brampton Church, where a marble monument records the event. He was s. by his only son,

III. Sir Robert Bernard, M.P. for the county of Huntingdon in 163S. This gentleman m. Anne, dau. of Robert Weldon, esq. of London, and had issue,

John, his heir.


Mary. He d. about the year 1703, and his widow became the second wife of Thomas, first Lord Trevor, of Bromham.t Sir Robert was s. by his son,

lv. Sir John Bernard, who m. Mary, youngest daughter of Sir Francis St- John, bart. of Longthorpe, in the county of Northampton, and had issue,

Robert, his successor.

He d. 15th December, 1760, and was .?. by his son,

v. Sir Robert Bernard; at whose decease unmarried, 2nd January, 1780, the Baronetcy becamo Extinct. Arms—Arg. a bear rampant sa. muzzled or.

• The manor of Abington veas sold in 16f>9 by Sir John Bernard, knt. to William Thun-by, esq. and is now possessed by John Harvey Thursby, esq. of Abington Abbey.

t By whom the had

Robert Trevor, who succeeded as fourth Lord

Trevor, and was created Viscount Hampden.

(See Biikke's Extinct Perrayr.) Richard Trevor, in holy orders, consecrated

Bishop of St. David's iu 1744, nnd translated to

Durham in 1752, d. unmarried in 1771. Edward Tkkvor, d. younij.

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Richard Betenson m. Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of John Osborn, uf Lackingdnn, in Essex, and obtnining thereby the estate of Tiled Hall, in the same county, made it i Ik- place of his abode. He had by this lady (who survived him, and married, secondly, Arthur Brenie, of Halsted,*) three sons, viz.

Richard, his heir.
Peter, d. s. p.

Edward, of Colne Engaine, in Essex, m. a daugh-
ter of Richard Lance, of Truro, and had issue,

Joan, m. to John Plot, of Spersholt, Berks. Jane, m. to Thomas Tuke, of London. The eldest son and heir,

Richard Betenson, esq. who was of Layer de la Hay, in Essex, wedded Catherine, daughter of George Take, esq. of Layer-Marney, in the same county, and had two sons, viz.

Richard, his successor.

Thomas, m. Anne, daughter of Henry Lovell, esq.
of Bletchingly, Surrey, and had issue,
Richard, rf. young.

He was s. by lus elder son,

i. Sir Richard Bet En Son, knt. of Layer de la Hay, who was created a Baronet by King Charles II. 7th February, 1606. He m. Anne, daughter of Sir William Monyns, burt. of Waldershare, in Kent, and had issue,

Richard, who m. Albinia, daughter of Sir Chris-
topher Wray, knt.t and dying in the lifetime of
his father, left
Edward, successor to his grandfather.
Theodosia, m. to Major-General William Far-
rington, of Chiselhurst, and had
Thomas Farrington, commissioner of ex-
Albinia Farrington, who became second
wife of Robert Bertie, first Duke of An-
Albinia, m. to William. S el win, esq. colonel of
a regiment of foot and governor of Jamaica.
Frances, m. to Sir Thomas Hewet, knt. of

Shire Oaks, Notts. Dorothy, rf. unmarried. Edward, of Lincoln's Inn, m. Catherine, eldest daughter of SirJohn Hayney, bart.of Wrotham, in Kent, and dying in 1700, left an only sou, Edward, who inherited as third baronet. Sir Richard rf. 29th August, 1079, was buried at Chiselhurst, in Kent, and s. by his grandson,

ii. Sir Edward Betenson, b. in 1075, who died unmarried 17th October, 1733, when his estates—comprising lands in Chiselhurst and Greenwich, in Kent; at Wimbledon, in Surrey; at several places in Essex; and an estate in London—devolved upon his sisters as co-heirs, and th;.j Baronetcy reverted to bis cousin,

III. Sir Edward Batenson. This gentleman m. Ursula, daughter of John Nicks, esq. of Fort St. George, merchant, and had

Richard, his successor.

He rf. 24th November, 1762, and was s. by his son,

lv. Sir Richard Betenson, who wedded Lucrctia, daughter and co-heir of Martin Folkes, esq. of Hillingdim, in Norfolk, president of the Royal Society, but dying s. p. 15th June, 1786, the Baronetcy became Extinct.

Arms—Arg. a fess gu. in chief a lion passant, within a bordure engrailed erm.

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erton, of the fourth dragoon guards* by Miss Dowdal, of Carrickfergus, in Ireland,) 6. the 22nd June 17*27, received the honour of knighthood in 1773, upon the occasion of steering his late majesty's barge at a naval review off Portsmouth. Sir Richard had previously distinguished himself as a naval officer, and continued to acquire so much renown in his gallant profession, that he was created a Babonet, 19th May, 1778. He was, subsequently, a participator in the achievements of Sir Edward Hughes in the Indian Seas, and attained the rank of rear-admiral of the blue. He m. in 1758, Maria-Anne, daughter of Thomas Hussey, esq. of Wrexham, and heiress of her brother Lieut.-Geu. Vere Warner Hussey, of Wood Walton, and dying in 1792, left (with two daughters, Jane, who d. unm: in 1*27, and Muu, now of Upwood) a son,

ii. Sir Richard Bicxlrton, of Upwood, in the county of Huntingdon, K.C.B, K.C. and F.R.S. admiral of the white, lieutenant-general of marines, and a director of Greenwich Hospital; b. Uth October, 1750; m- 25th September, 1788, Anne, daughter of James A thill, esq. of the Island of Antigua, but had no issue. He assumed, by royal license, in 1823, his maternal surname and arms of" Hussey.'1 Sir Richard Hussey-Bickertnu dying s. p. in 1832, the Baronetcy Expired, while the estate of Upwood (a property which formerly belonged to Henry Cromwell, uncle of the Protector) devolved on his only surviving sister, Miss Bick.erton, and that of Wood Walton passed to his cousin, (the second son of his aunt Arabella Warner and her husband Robert Moubray, esq. of Cockairny) rear-admiral Richard Hussey Moubray, the present Sir Richard Hussey Hussey, K.C.B. of Wood Walton. (See Burke's Commoners, vol.ii. p. 358.)

Arms—Sa. on a chev. erminois three pheons ax.

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This family was anciently seated at Bickleigh, upon the river Ex, in Devonshire; the elder branch removed into Sussex, and settled at Chidham, in that county.

Fhawcis Bicrley, of Lolworth, in Cambridgeshire, married Amy Mayor, a Huntingdonshire lady, and had issue,

1. John, in holy orders, bachelor of divinity, and parson of Sandy, in the county of Bedford, d. s. p. 11. Robert, of Caxton, in the county of Cambridge, o*. J. p. 111. Francis, of whom presently. Iy. Richard, of Hallaton, in the county of Warwick, in. Sarah, daughter and co-heir of John Rugcley, esq. second brother of Ralph Rugel«y, esq. of Dunton Hall, in the county of Warwick. 1. Elizabeth, m. (his second wife) to Sir Rowland Rugcley, knt.

11. , m. to — York.

111. , m. to — Stallyon.

The third son,

I. Francis Bicki.ey, esq. of Dais ton, in the county of Middlesex, having amassed a fortune, as a draper, in the city of London, purchased Attli;iiurch Ham,, in Norfolk, from John Ratclitfe, esq. about the year 1637. This gentleman was created a BARUNKTby A'iȣ Charles II. 3rd September, 1061. He m. .Mary, daughter of Richard Parsons, esq. of London, and had issue,

1. Francis, his heir.

ii. Thomas, "I .

■ . > a. unm.

ill. John, J

1. Anne, m. to Mr. Richard Edisbury, of Loudon,


II. Mary, m. to William Hoo, esq. of the Hoo, and

Thomas Hoo, of the Hoo, in the county of
Hertford, rf. s. p. when his sister became
his heir.
Susannah Hoo, who married Sir Jonathan
Keate, bart. and carried the inheritance of
Hoo to her husband. Doctor Kidder, af-
terwards Bishop of Bath and Wells, gives
this lady a high character, for her great
piety, humility, wisdom, discretion, &c. in
a sermon lie preached at her funeral, 19th
June, 1673, at Kimpton, in Hertfordshire,
and adds at the end of it, " Her extraction
was honourable, in a direct line from the
Lord of Hastings and Hoo, of whose fa-
mily she was the heir general, and the
sole inheretrix of those ancient posses-
sions that remained to the barony; the
Lord, her ancestor, being a person of that
renown, that in the fatal quarrels between
the houses of York and Lancaster, and
when those quarrels were at the height,
he was pitched upon to treat and mediate
between the parties."

III. Elizabeth, m. to Mr. Cotton, of London,
lv. Amy, d. unm.

Sir Francis died at the advanced age of ninety, 11th August, 1670, and was interred in a vault of his own erecting, in Mortimer's chapel, in Attleburgh church. He was s. by his eldest son,

II. Sir Francis Bickley, of Attleburgh Hall, in the county of Norfolk, who m. Mary, daughter of Mr. Alderman Mawe, of the city of Norwich, and had five sons and four daughters, vis.

1. Francis, his successor. 11. Thomas, a mercer, in London, rf. unm.

III. John, of Magdalen College, Cambridge, d. unm. iv. Nathaniel, a lieutenant in the Duke of Norfolk's regiment, died unm. in Ireland.

v. Charles, a lieutenant in the same regiment, who after the fatigues of the Irish war, came to visit his relations in England, and was barbarously murdered by one Hickforl, at New Buckenham, in Norfolk. He died unm. 1. F.lizabcth, m. to Mr. W;ire, of London. 11. Amy, m. to the Rev. Thomas Church, rector of

Hetherset, near Norwich. ill. Mary, m. to her cousin, the Rev. Richard Bickley, rector of Attleburgh. iv. Jane, in. to Mr. Barnet, an apothecary, in London. Sir Francis d. in 1681, and was .1. by his eldest son,

in. Sir Francis Bicklby,of Attleburgh. This gentlemtm wedded first, Deborah, daughter of Sir Cornelius Vermuyden, knt. and had a son and daughter, viz. Fkancis, his heir. Anne, d. num.

Lady Bickley d. flth March, 100P, and wan buried at Attleburgh. Sir Francis wedded secondly, Mary, daughter of Sir Humphrey Winch,hart, of Braunston, in the county of Lincoln, and by that lady, had

John, captain in the army.

Humphrey, in holy orders, rector of Attleburgh.

Joseph, m. in Virginia, and had issue.


He m. thirdly, Mrs. Poynter, but had no other issue. He </. 1**87, and was s. by his eldest son,

iv. Sir Francis Bickley, of Attleburgh, who m. A1 athe i. older daughter and co-heir of Jacob Garrard, esq. son and heir of Sir Thomas Garrard, bart. of Longford Hall, in Norfolk, and by her, who d. in February, L73U-40, had issue,

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Thomas Bigg, son of John Bigg, of Sherborn and Radford, in Gloucestershire, was of Lenchwick, in the county of Worcester. He died 25th June, 1581, aged seventy-four, leaving by Magdalen, his wife, sister of Sir Philip Hoby, a son and successor,

Sir Thomas Bigg, of Lenchwick, who received the honor of knighthood 23rd July, 1003. This gentleman erected the mansion at Leuchwick. He wedded I'rsula, fourth daughter of Clement Throckmorton, esq. of Haseley, in Warwickshire, and bad issue,

i. Thomas, his heir. ii. Edward, in. Clement, iv. Samuel. I. Catherine, m. to Michael Fox,esq. of Chacombe, in Northamptonshire, whose representative is the present Fiennes Wykeham Martin, esq. of Chacombe. II. Ann, m. to John Wright, esq. of East Mayn,

Hants, in. Elizabeth, m. to Thomas of Lippyate, G loucestershire.

Sir Thomas died 4th May, 1613, and was s. by his son,

i. Sir Thomas Bigg, of Lenchwick, who was created

a Baronet 26th May, 1620; but dying 11th June in

the next year, the title became Extinct. His widow.

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Sir Robert Bindlosse, who died about the year I62!>,was the first of the Bindlosse family who settled at Berwick Hall, in the county of Lancaster. He tn. first, Alice, daughter and co-heir of Lancelot Dockwray, esq. of Dockwray Hall, in Kendal, and had by her two daughters, Anne, the wife of Henry Denton; and Alice, of Henry Bank, esq. of Bank Newton, in Yorkshire. Sir Robert m. secondly, Mary, daughter of Edmund Eltoft, esq. of Thornhill, and had by her one son and three daughters, namely, Francis, his heir. Dorothy, m. to Charles Middleton, esq. of Belsey,

in Northumberland. Mary, m. to Robert Holt, esq. of Castleton, in Lancashire. Jane, m. to Sir William Carnaby, of Bothall, in N orthuraberland. The only son and heir,

Sir Francis Bindlosse, knt. baptized JHh April, 1603, //.'. first, a daughter of Thomas Charnoke, esq. of Charnoke, by whom he had a daughter, Mary, m. to — Dene, esq. of Mansfield; and secondly, Cecilia, daughter of Thomas West, Lord Delaware, by whom (who m. secondly, Sir John Byron, knt.) be had Robert, his heir.

Delaware, who d. unmarried before 1664.
Francis, of Brock Hall, in Lancashire, tf. *. p.
Dorothy, m. to Sir Charles Wheler, bart. lieu-
tenant-colonel of the Guards to Charles II.

The son and successor)

i. Sir Robert Bindlosse, of Borwick Hall, in the county of Lancaster, was created a Baronet loth June, 1641. He m. Rebecca, daughter and co-heir of Sir Hugh Perry, knt. alderman of London, and had an only daughter and heiress,

Cecilia, tn, to William Standish, esq. of Standish, in Lancashire, and is now represented by Charles Strickland Standish, esq. of Standish. Sir Robert died in November, 16S8, when the BaroNetcy became Extinct, but the estates descended to his daughter, Mrs. Standish.

Arms—Quarterly, per fesse indented or and gu. on a bend az. a cinquefoil between two martlets of the first.

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This family was seated at a remote period and for a long time at Northumberland.

NicHOLAsBiJicRiT.ofWoodcroft, (lineally descended from Sir John Blackett, knt. of Wood croft, one of the heroes of Agincourt) m. Alison, dau. and co-heir of Sir Rowland Tempest, of Holmside, in the county of Durham.* His great-grandson,

William Blacket, of Hoppyland, in Durham, who wedded Isabel, daughter of Crook, of Woolsingham, and had

i. Christopher, of Hoppyland, an officer in the army of Charles I. ancestor of the present head of the family, Christopher Blackett, esq. of Wylam, in Northumberland. (See Burke's Commoners, vol. i. p. 237.) n. Edward, whose line is extinct, in. William, of whom we have to treat.

The third son,

William Blacrett, esq. M.P. for Newcastle upon Tyne, who amassed a considerable fortune by the product of his mines and collieries, and was created a Baronet by King Charles II. 12 December, 1073. .Sir William m. first, Elizabeth, daughter of Michael Kirkley, of Newcastle, merchant, and had issue,

l. Edward, his successor, from whom the extant baronets now represented by Sir William Blackett descend.

ii. Michael, who m. Dorothy, daughter of

Barnes, esq. of Darlington, iu Durham, and had an only child, Elizabeth, who d. young. His wife survived him, and m. secondly, Sir Hichard Brown, bart.; and thirdly. Dr. John Moor, Bishop of Ely. Hi. William, of Wallington, in Northumberland,

of whom presently. It. Elizabeth, m. to Timothy Davison, esq. of Be

tnish, in Durham, v. Isabel, Shem Bridges, esq. of Ember Court, Surrey. Ti. Christian, m. to Robert Mitford, esq. of Scahill, in Northumberland.

He wedded, secondly, Mrs. Rogers, widow of Captain John Rogers, of Newcastle, and daughterof Mr. Cock, but bad no other issue. His eldest son, Edward, succeeded him in the baronetcy. The youngest son,

i. William Blacret, esq. of Wallington, in Northvmberland, where he erected a mansion-house, was created a Baronet by King James II. 23rd January, 16*5. Sir William distinguished himself in parliament as a popular speaker, and was offered public employment by King William after the Revolution.

He m. in loot, Julia, daughter of Sir Christopher Conyers, bart. of Horden, in Durham, and by that lady (who wedded after his decease Sir William Thompson, one of the Barons of the Exchequer,) had issue,

i. William, his successor,
li. Christopher, d. in infancy.

IU. Julia, as. to Sir Walter Calverley, bart. and
Sir Walter Calverley, bart. who even-
tually inherited the Bi.ack.kt estates.
Julia Calverley, m. to Sir George Trevelyan,
bart. of Netilccombe.
iv. Elizabeth, m. to William Marshall, esq. of
Reavley, in the county of Huntingdon, and
had two daughters, who both d. s. p.
v. Isabella, d. young,
vi. Frances, m. iu 1729, to Robert, only son of
Charles, Lord Bruce, heir apparent of Thomas,
Earl of Ailsbury, but had no issue,
vn. Isabella, m. in 1743, to David, Earl of Buchan,

and d. s. p. in 1703. Viii. Mary, d. young.

ix. Diana, m. to Sir William Wentworth, bart. of > Hretton, in the county of York, and had


1. Thomas Wentworth, who s. his father,

and was fifth baronet of Bretton. He also inherited the estates and assumed the surname of Blackett. He d. unm. in 1702, and left his estates to his natural daughter, Diana, wife of Thomas R. Beaumont, esq. of the Oaks, whose son, Thomas Wentworth Beaumont, esq. M.P. of Bretton and Hexham Abbey, now possesses them. {See Wentworth of West Bretton.)

2. Diana Wentworth, m. to Godfrey Bosvile,

esq. of Gunthwaite, and had issue, William Bosvile, of Gunthwaite, who devised his estate to his nephew, Godfrey Macdonald, third Lord Macdonald, who assumed the additional surname of Bosvile. Thomas Blacket Bosvile, Cupt. Coldstream Guards, slain at Liencells. Elizabeth Diana Bosvile, who m. Alexander, first Lord Macdonald. See Burke's Peerage and Baronetage. Julia Bosvile, m. to William Ward, Viscount Dudley.

3. Elizabeth Wentworth, m. to JamcB Wat

son, M.D. of Springhead.

4. Julia Wentworth, m. in 1760, to the Rev.

John De Chair, D.D. Rector of Rissington, and was grandmother of the Rev. Richard De Chair.

5. Arabella Wentworth, d. unm.

x. Anne,m. first, to John Trenchard,esq. of A Mm its Leigh, in the county of Somerset, and secondly, to — Gordon, esq. She d. 5. p. Sir William d. in Dec. 1705, and was *. by his son,

Ii. Sir William Blacket, of Wallington, Member in several Parliaments for Newcastle on Tyne, who m. Lady Barbara Villiers, daughter of William, second Earl of Jersey, but dying without legitimate issue 25th September, 1728, (his widow m. Bussy Mansel, esq.) the Baronetcy became Extinct, but he bequeathed his estates to his illegitimate daughter, Eli

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