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Zabeth Ordf., on condition that she should, within twelve months,intermarry with Sir WilliamVnephew, Walter Calverley, and that Mr. Calverley should assume the surname of Blackett. These conditions being complied with, Mr. Calverley became (having inherited the baronetcy of his own family)
Sir 'walter Calverley Blackrtt, hart. He d. in 1777,-without surviving issue, (his only daughter, Elizabeth, predeceased him, uzun. in 1752,) and the chief estates of the Blackbtts are now possessed by Thomas Wentworth Beaumont, esq. M.P. for Northumberland. (See Bl'RKE's Commoners, vol. ii. p. M4.)
Arms—Arg. on a chevron between three mullets pierced sa. three escallops of the field.
I. Sir RicnARD Blacrham, of London,Turkey merchant, descended of a family settled in Warwickshire and Staffordshire, was one of the greatest traders and promoters of the woollen manufactures in the k ingdom, and in recompense for his meritorious public services was advanced to the degree of Baronet by William 111, in lfiOo. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Appleyard, esq. of llceby, in Lincolnshire, and niece of Sir John Boynton, of Rockliffe, iu Yorkshire, by whom he left at his decease 29th June, 1728, a daughter Frances, and a son,
n. Sir John Blacrham, who survived his father but three days, and at his decease the Baronetcy Expired.
Arms— Az. two bars between nine cross crosslets or.
William, in 1007, knight harbinger and gentleman of the privy chamber. In the next year he was knighted, and accredited envoy extraordinary to the court of Tuscany, and republic of Genoa, and remained in office during the whole of King William's and the first three years of Queen Anne. In 1719 he was returned to parliament by the borough of Welton.in Wiltshire, and was created a Baronet by King George I. He m. Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Sir Joseph Heme, knt. and had issue,
Charles, his successor.
Elizabeth, m. to Sir Robert Lawley, and was grandmother of Sir Robert Lawley, bartcreated Lord Wenlock in 1831. He d. 27th October, 1727, and was s. by his son,
Ii. Sir Ciiaui.es Blacrwell, who wedded Anne, daughter of Sir William Clayton, bart. of Merden, in Surrey,and by that lady, who wedded secondly. Doctor Thomas, Bishop of Rochester, left, with one daughter, at his decease 18th July, 1741, an only son,
in. Sir Lambert Blacrwell, who d. unmarried Bth May, 1801, aged sixty-nine, when the Baronetcy became Extinct.
Arms— Paly of six, arg. and az. on a chief gu. a lion of England and a bordure ermine.
"Few families of private gentry," says Surtces, "have spread more wide, or flourished fairer, than Blakiston; but all its branches, Cibside,Newton Hall, Old Malton, Seaton, and Thornton Hall, have perished like the original stock. One family alone remains within the county of Durham which can trace its blood, without hereditary possessions; and a dubious and a distant kindred to the old tree of Blakiston, is asserted by some families who bear the name in the south." The representative of this "long descended line" in the middle of the lflth century,
John Blariston, esq. of Blakiston, aged twenty-two in 1557, d. in 15S7, leaving by Elizabeth, his first wife, daughter and co-heir of Sir George Bowes, knt. of Streatlam, Inter alios,
William, his heir.
Thomas, of Old Malton, in Yorkshire, whose male descendants became extinct in 1684.
Christopher, of Coxhow, in Durham, whose only daughter and heir m. William Kcnnet, esq.
Marmaduke, prebendary of Durham, ancestor of the Blakistous of Newton Hall, in Durham, and of Robert Blakiston, esq. of Bishop Weurmoufh, who was living at Gateshead in 1821, married, with a numerous family.
Muriel, m. to William Wyclyffe, esq. of Wyclyffe, in Yorkshire.
The eldest son,
Sir William Blakiston, knt. of Blakiston, b. in 1553, knighted at Whitehall, 23rd July, 1003, m. 26th
November, 1581, Alice, daughter and co-heir of William Claxton, esq. of Winyard, and had issue, THowas, his heir. John, who m. Anne, daughter of Francis Trollop, of Eden, in Durham. Elizabeth, m. to John Trollop, esq. of Thornley. *"ne, "... to Topp Heath, esq. of Little Eden. Frances, d. unm. The eldest son, 1. SiR THow as BLAKIsroN, of Blakiston, baptised at Norton, 8th July, 1582, was created a B.A.Roner 27th May, 1615. He m. Mary, daughter of Sir Henry Constable, of Burton Constable, in Yorkshire, and sister to Henry, Viscount Dunbar, by whom he had two daughters, Margaret, b. in 1614, and Mary, m. to Sir Thomas Smith, knt. of Broxton, Notts, and had issue. *ir Thomas d. in 1630, when the Baronetcy became *ct. The estate he had sold in 1615, to Alexander Davison, of Newcastle, merchant, who afterwards died under arms in the service of King CHARLEs, at the age of eighty-one, during the memorable siege of Newcastle, in 1644. His son, Sir Thomas Davison, inheritor of his father's spirit and loyalty, was high *heriff of Durham after the Restoration, and for a long *ries of generations his descendants continued to reside at Blakiston, until their marriage with the heiress of Blast induced them to desert their ancient residence for Kippax, the seat of the latter family. The *nor of Blakiston was sold again some years since to William Russell, esq. of Brancepeth Castle, in Durham.
WILLIAM BLAKIsroN, esq. a younger son of the very ancient house of Blakiston, of Blakiston, m. Eleanor Millot, of Whithill, in Durham, and left at his decease (his will bearing date 15th January, 1561), a daughter, Dorothy, wife of Christopher Fulthorpe, esq. of Tunstall, and a son, RockR BLAK1stoN, esq. who m. Elizabeth, daughter * sole heir of Richard Marley, esq. of Gibside, in Durham, and had issue, 1. William, of Gibside, who m. Joane, daughter of Robert Lambton, esq. of Lambton, but a.s. p. 1608. * 11. GEorce, of whom presently. 111. Thomas. 1. Anne, m. to George Lumley, esq. of Axwell House, Durham. 11. Dorothy. 111. Mary. iv. Isabel. v. Grace, m. to Christopher Shafto, esq. v1. Eleanor, m. to — Bennett. v1.1. Barbara. Viti. Mary, m. to – Hardcastle.
The second son, Geosca BlakistoN, esq. of Hedley Hall, in Durham, *edded Eleanor, daughter of John Thaine, esq. of Swaffham, in Norfolk, and by her (who m, 2ndly, about 1597, Rev. Richard Fawcett, rector of Boldon,) had issue, 1- WILLIAM, his heir. 11. HENRY, of Archdeacon Newton, who left sur. viving issue, Sir William Blakiston, a distinguished loyalist, and Mary, m. to Stephen Thompson, of Humbleton, in Yorkshire. K
III. Joane, m. to — Morell.
v. Alice, m. to the Rev. John Hickes, rector of Whitburn.
The eldest son,
SiR WILLIAM BLAKIsroN, knt. of Gibside, m. Jane, daughter of Robert Lambton, esq. of Lambton, and had issue,
1. RALPH, his heir. 11. Nicholas, of Shieldrow, in Durham, m. Jane Porter, and had issue. III. Lionel. Iv. John, who left issue. v. Roger, of Hedley, m. Miss Cooke, of Newcastle, and had issue. v1. William. vii. Henry, m. and had issue. 1. Margaret, m. to Roger Fenwick, esq. of Shortflatt. II. Jane, m. to Toby Dudley, esq. of Chopwell. 111. Dorothy. iv. Barbara, m. Lindley Wren, esq. son and heir of Sir Charles Wren, knt. Sir William d. in 1641, and was s. by his son, 1. SiR RALPH BLAK1ston, of Gibside, aged twentysix in 1615, who was created a BARoNet.30th July, 1642. He m. Margaret, daughter of Sir William Fenwick, knt. of Wallington, in Northumberland, and had issue, 1. WiLLIAM, his heir. 11. FRANcis, successor to his brother. III. Henry, d. young. Iv. George, of Lintz Hall, d. unm. will dated 1682. v. Robert, d.s. p. 1. Margaret, m. to Thomas Moore, esq. of Angram Grange, in Yorkshire. 11. Mary, of New Elvet, d. unm. 1677. Sir Ralph d. in 1651, and was s. by his eldest son, II. SIR WILLIAM BLAKIsroN, of Gibside, who m. Mary, daughter of Cecil Calvert, Lord Baltimore, but leaving no surviving issue at his decease in 1692, was s. by his brother, III. SIR FRANcis BLAK1stoN, of Gibside, who m. Anne, daughter of Sir George Bowes, knt. of Bradley, and dying 8th Oct. 1713, the BARoNETcy became ExTINCT, but the estates descended to Sir Francis's only surviving child and heir,
elder stock failing, the representation devolved upon the descendant of RoBERT BLAND, of Leeming, in the North Riding, a younger son of Bland, of Blands Gill. This Robert wedded a daughter of Gale of Deighton, in the same county, and had, with two daughters, Margaret and Isabella, an only son, his successor, Richard BLAND, of Leeming, whom. Grace, daughter of Thomas Pole, esq. and had several children. He directs by his will that his body be interred in the parish church of Bumestin, with his ancestors. He was s. at his decease by his eldest son, Robert BLAND, of Leeming, who m. Anne, daughter of William Pepper, gent., and was father of SIR THoMA's BLAND, knt. who settled at Kippax Park, in the time of Elizabeth, and was in the commission of the peace for the county of York in the 32nd of that reign. He m. Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Thomas Eastoft, of Redness, and had issue,
THoMAs (Sir), his heir.
Margaret, m. to Gilbert Nevile, esq. of Grove, Co. Notts.
Elizabeth-Muriel, m. to Arthur Burgh, esq. lord mayor of York.
He d. on the 26th (was buried in St. George's church, London, 28th) December, 1612, and s. by his son,
SiR THoMA's BLAND, knt. of Kippax Park, a justice of the peace 13th JAMEs I. He m. the Hon. Katherine Savile, eldest daughter of John, Lord Savile, and sister of Thomas, Earl of Sussex, by whom (who wedded, secondly, Walter Welsh, esq.), he had two sons and two daughters, viz.
THoMAs (Sir), his successor. Adam, a major of horse in the royal army, and a devoted adherent to the royal cause in the wars of the Commonwealth. Major Bland was one of the Yorkshire gentlemen who seized the Castle of Pontefract for the king, and so boldly defended it; and he is stated, on good authority, to have been amongst those who made the remarkable sortie from the garrison to Doncaster, when the parliamentary general, Rainsborough, was killed. He m. Katherine, relict of Sir John Girlington, knt. Katherine, m. to Thomas Harrison, esq. of Dancers' Hill, Herts. Frances, m. to John Belton, of Rocliffe.
He was s. by his elder son,
I. SIR THoMAs BLAND, of Kippax Park, who was created a BARoNET on the 30th August, 1642, by King CHARLEs I. for his active zeal and devotion in the royal cause. He m. Rosamond, daughter of Francis Nevile, esq. of Chevet, in the county of York, and by her (who wedded, secondly, Walter Walsh, esq. of Houghton), had issue,
FRANcis, his heir.
Adam, who m. a daughter of Sir Thomas Barnardiston, and relict of Ashcroft, by whom he had Adam, m. to the daughter of Edward Chetham, of Manchester, and Jane.
Rosamond, m. to Martin Headly, an alderman of Leeds.
Katherine, m. to John Frank, esq. of Pontefract.
Elizabeth, m. to the Rev. Mr. Mitchell.
The baronet died in October, 1657, and was s. by his elder son, 11. SiR FRANcis BLAND, bart. of Kippax Park. This
1. John, his heir. 1. ANNE, m. to Thomas Davison, esq. of Blackiston, in the county palatine of Durham," and had one surviving son, Thomas DAvison, esq. of Blackiston, baptised 19th June, 1712, who m. Martha. daughter of William Hoar, esq. of Limehouse, in the county of Middlesex, by whom (who d. in 1795), he left at his decease, 5th April, 1756, Thomas Davison, of whom presently, as inheritor of the estates of Bland, and assumer of that name. John Davison, barrister at law, d. unm. and was buried at Norton, in the county of Durham, 18th Nov. 1780. Martha-Anne Davison, d.s. p. Anne-Catherine Davison, d.s. p. Mrs. Davison d. 17th May, 1715, at the age of twenty-seven, and her widower re-married Theophila, daughter of Chas. Turner, esq. of Kirkleatham, in the county of York, by whom he left, at his decease, 9th Sept. 1748, William Davison, in holy orders, rector of Scruton, in the county of York, who m. 3rd June, 1750, Catherine, eldest daughter of George Vane, esq. of Long Newton, in the county of Durham, by whom he had, with other issue, The Rev. Thomas Davison, vicar of Hartburne, in Northumber. land, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of William Webster, esq. of Stockton-upon-Tees, and had several children. 11. Elizabeth, d. at Bath, 3rd July, 1709, unm. and aged sixteen. 111. Frances, d. 31st August, 1712. iv. Muriel, m. to Hildebrand Jacob, esq. Sir John was s. at his decease, by his son, v. Sir John BLAND, bart. of Kippax Park, M.P. for Lancashire in 1714. He m. Lady Frances Finch, daughter of Heneage, first Earl of Aylesford, and had two sons and two daughters, viz.
* Great grandson of SIR THoMA's DAvison, knt. of Blackiston, high sheriff of the county palatine of Durham, in 1961, by Alice, his wife, daughter of Sir William Lambton, knt. of Lambton.
This was a branch of the ancient honse of Blount of Sodington, for which refer to Burki's History of the Commoners, vol. iii. p. 163.
Walter Blount, esq. second son of John Blount, esq. of Burton upon Trent, and Blount's Hall, in Staffordshire, and great-grandson of Peter Blount, the fourth son of Sir Walter Blount, knt. the standardbearer, who was slain at Shrewsbury, temp. Henry IV.# m, Mary, elder daughter and co-heir of John Sutton, esq. of Osberston, in Leicestershire, and had issue, William.
Elizabeth, who m. first, Anthony Beresford.esq. of Bentley.in Derbyshire; secondly, Sir Thomas PorE, of Tittenhanger, in the county of Hertford; and thirdly, Sir Hugh Pawlet, of Hinton St. George, in Somersetshire, but died without Isaue 7th October, 15D3. Her second husband, Sir Thomas Pope, who was one of the visitors of the religious houses, and the first treasurer of the court of augmentations, and master of the king's jewel-house, temp. Henry VIII. a privy-councillor to Qneen Mary, and founder of Trinity College, Oxford, dying issueless 29th January, 1558-9, left her his estate at Tittenhanger for life, and settled it subsequently upon her brother, William Blount's eldest son, Thomas Pope Blount. Mary, m. Sir — Sydenham, knt. Walter Blount's son and heir,
William Blount, esq. who was of Osberston,county of Leicester, in right of his mother, m. Frances, daughter and heir of Edward Love, esq. of Eynore, in Oxfordshire.t by Alice Pope, sister of Sir Thomas Pope aboTe mentioned, and was father of
Sin Thomas Popr Blount, km. of Tittenhanger, in the county of Hertford, which estate he inherited u nder the will of his great-uncle, Sir Thomas Pope, at the decease of his aunt Elizabeth, in 1593. This gentleman, one of the four deputy lieutenants of Hertfordshire, was sheriff of that county in 1598, and received the honour of knighthood from Alng Jambs I. at Theobald's, 7th May, 1003, in his Majesty's journey from Scotland. He m. Frances, daughter of Sir Thomas Pigot, knt. of Dodder-shall, Bucks, anil widow of Sir Thomas Nevil, knt. of Hnlt, in Leicestershire, by whom (who d. 23rd June, 1010,) he had two surviving sons, viz.
Thomas-Pope, his successor.
Sir Thomas d. 10th January, 1638-9, in the eightysixth year of his age, and was buried on the 13th of the same month in the family vault adjoining to the north side of the chancel of the church of Ridge. Ho was possessed of estates in the counties of Hertford, Middlesex, Bedford, Leicester, Stafford, and Derby, and was s by his elder son,
Thomas-popi Blount, esq. of Tittenhanger, ft. 7th February, 1598-9, who m. Mm. Margaret Pate, but dying without issue 7th August, 1054, was s. by his brother,
Sir Henry Blount, knt. of Blount's Hall, who thus became " of Tittenhanger." This gentleman, 6. 15th December, 1604, was educated in the free school of St, Albans, where his progress was so rapid that before he attained his fourteenth year he was enabled to enter Trinity College, Oxford, as a fellow-commoner. After he had taken a degree in Arts, he retired to Gray's Inn, and studied the municipal law. He subsequently travelled in France, Italy, and part of Spain, and embarked in 1634 at Venice for Constantinople, in order to make a voyage to the Levant. On his return he became one of the gentlemen-pensioners to King Charles I. and received the honor of knighthood at Whitehall, 21st March, 1639 40. He afterwards attended the King at York, and Erigehill, in which battle he is said to have had the care of thtj royal children. Sir Henry remained some time with the King at Oxford, but retiring and coming to Loudon, he was summoned before Parliament for his adhesion to his Majesty, but pleading that he had only fulfilled the duties of his office,was acquitted. When the royal cause declined, accommodating himself to the state of affairs, he was appointed of the committee, 20th January, 1631, to regulate the abuses of the law, and at that time he evinced a determination against the payment of tythes, maintaining that no minister of the gospel should receive more than £'100 per annum. In 1654, he was appointed, with the lord chief justice Holies and others, of the commission of oyer and terminer, for the trial of Don Pantaleon Sa, the Portuguese ambassador's brother; and on the 5th and Gth of July in that year sat as a commissioner on the said trial in Westminster Hall. About this time he pulled down the old house of Tittenhanger, which, before the dissolution of the monasteries, had been the seat of the abbots of St. Albans, and erected a new mansion. In 1660, he was sheriff of the county of Hertford, and died, in his eightieth year, at Tittenhanger, 9th Oct. 1082. He was buried on the 11th in the family vault
"By his "ifr, Ellen, daughter and heir of John Hall, esq. of Dove bridge, in Derbyshire. The John Bluunt above-mentioned d. in 1524, as appears by the probate of his will, dated 14th October, 1523, wherein he appoints bis body to be buried in the abbey church of Button upon Trent, with his wife Ellen, and leaves his manor of Blount's Hall, with other lands, in default of his own isaue, to the
nse of the right heirs of Sir Edward Blount, of Solyngton, (.ilias Sodington aforesaid), and hi' makes the Lord Mountjoy (William Blount,) supervisor of his testament.
t She was daughter of William Pope, gent, of Dedington, in Oxfordshire, father of Sir Thomas Pope, and ancestor of the Pop**, who were Earls of Downe, in Ireland.
at Ridge, " esteemed," says an old writer, " by those who knew him, it gentleman of very clear judgment, great experience, much contemplation, and of a notable foresight in government. He was also a person of admirable conversation; in his younger yearn a great banterer, which, in his elder, he disused." He wrote and published, in quarto, " A Voyage into the Levant," which passed through several editions, and was, according to Anthony Wood, " so well esteemed abroad, that he was informed it was translated into French and Dutch." He is said to be author of a pamphlet, called " The Exchange Walk," printed about 1017; and he wrote to Walter Rumsey, esq. in praise of tobacco and coffee, which is printed before Rumsey's Organon SalutLt, and of the virtue of those plants. Sir Henry Blount m. in 1017, Hester, elder daughter and co-heir of Christopher Wase, esq. of Upper Hollowly, in Middlesex, and widow of Sir William Mainwaring, knt. of Chester, (who was slain on the king's side in the civil wars, in defence of that city), and by that lady, who d. in 1678, had surviving issue, i. Thomas-popk, bis successor.
II. Charles, 6. 27th April, 1654, of Blount's Hall; a literary man of some reputation at the period in which he lived. His principal works were collected and published in two volumes, with an account of his life, by Charles Gildon, under the title of " The Miscellaneous Works of Charles Blount, esq." He <■'. in Catherine Street, London, in August, 1093, having had by his wife, Eleanor, fourth daughter of Sir Timothy Tyrrell, knt. of Shotover, in Oxfordshire,
Henry, lieutenant-colonel of the foot guards,
killed at the head of the advanced guard
in the battle of Schellenberg, anno 1704,
Charles, of Blount's Hall, b, 12th September,
1881, d. s. p. in April, 1729. Thomas-Pope, o. 25th March, 1683, lost at
sea in 1702, unm. Hester, b. 27th December, 1673; m. 21st October, 1692, in the church of Banbury, to Sir Harry Tyrrell, bart. and eventually inherited Blount's Hall, as heir to her brother. (See Tyrhbll, of Thornton.) Eleanor, d. young.
Charlotte, 6. 13 May, 1684, m. — Smith, esq. and d. in 1707. in. Ulysses, b. 7th April, 1664; had lands in Hertfordshire upon the death of his mother, and afterwards, on the decease of his father, an estate in Surrey. He m. 6th June, 1687, Hester, eldest daughter of Sir John Hewet, hurt, and left at his decease in 1704, two daughters, his co-heirs, viz.
Hester, baptized 8th March, 1687, m. to Stephen Bateman, gent, of London. Pliilippa, m. to Sir Henry Bateman, knt. of London, d. at Bath 22nd May, 1718, and was buried in the church of St. Pancraa, London. i. Frances, b. 25th October, 1648, m. in 1666, to Sir Thomas Tyrrell, bart. of Thornton, and d. 7th June, 1690.
The eldest son and heir,
I. Sib Thosms-pope Blount, b. 12th September, 1649, succeeded to the seat of Tittenhanger, at the decease of his mother in 1678, his father having about four years before settled it upon her for life. He was created a Baronkt by King Charles II. 27th January, 1679, his father being then alive. Sir Thomas m.
in St. Olave's church, Hart Street, London, t2nd July, 1660, Jane, only daughter of Sir Henry Csesar, knt. (See Burke's Commoners, vol. ii. p. 20), and by her (who d. 14th July, 1726,) had surviving issue, Thomas-pope, his heir.
Charles, b. 21st August, 1683, captain in the army,
kiUed in a dispute at the King's Arms Tavern,
in the Strand, London, in July, 1714, and d.
Cu-snr, b. 5th March, 1687-8, an officer in the royal
navy, m. Jane, daughter of— Hodges, esq.
1737-8. Christian, 6. 19th August, 1690, m. 3rd May, 1733, to the Rev. Rowland Bowen. Sir Thomas Blount served for St. Albans in the two last parliaments of King Charles II. and after the revolution was knight of the shire for the county of Hertford for three parliaments, the first of which was the convention parliament. He was chosen by the House of Commons three successive years a commissioner of public accounts; and dying 30th June, 1607, was buried 8th July, in the vault at Ridge. He was i. by his eldest son,
II. Sir Thomas-pope Blount, of Tittenhanger, b. 19th April, 1670, m. 8th November, 1695, Catherine, eldest daughter of James Butler, esq. of Amberley Castle, in Sussex, and had issue,
Harry-pope, his successor. James-Pope, b. 1st November, 1705, d. unm. John-Pope, b. 15th October, 1707; was of Clare Hall, Cambridge; had taken deacon's orders; d. unm. 8th April, 1734. Katharina, b. 9th April, 1704, m. 21st February, 1730-1, to William Freeman, esq. of Aspeden Hall, in Hertfordshire, eldest son and heir of Ralph Freeman, esq. of Hammels, in the same county, and had an only daughter and heiress, Katharina Freeman, who m. 19th May, 1755, the Hon. Charles Torke, second son of Philip, first Earl of Hardwicke, and died in 1759, leaving an only surviving child, Philip Yorkb, third Earl Op HardWicke. He d. 17th October, 1731, and was s. by his eldest son,
III. Sir Harry-pope Blount, of Tittenhanger, 6. 13th September, 1702, m. 19th September, 1728, Anne, younger daughter and co-heir of Charles Cornwallis, esq. of Medlow, in Huntingdonshire, but d. s. p. 8th October, 1757, when the Baronetcy became Kxtinct, and the estates passed to the noble family of Hard
.irw.s—Barry ncbuly of six or and sa.