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Vere, in. to George Tyndale, esq. of Bath ford.
Elizabeth, m. to Edward, Earl of Conway.
Diana, m. to Sir Ralph Delavall, hart, of SeatonDelavall, in the county of Northumberland, and after his decease to Sir Edward Blacket, bart. of Newby, in the county of York.
George, first Lord Delamere, d. on the 8th August, 1684, and was s. by his eldest surviving son,
in. Sir Henry Booth, second baron. This nobleman, who had been committed to the Tower prior to the death of King Charles II. was brought to trial, in the reign of King J AMts, for high treason, before the Lord Chancellor Jeffreys, constituted high steward on the occasion, and a select number (27) of peers, but was most honourably acquitted. After which he lived in retirement until the revolution, when espousing the cause of the Prince of Orange, he was deputed with the Marquess of Halifax, and the Earl of Shrewsbury, upon the arrival of the prince at Windsor, 17th December, 1088, to bear a mespage tothe fallen monnrch, requiring that his majesty should remove from Whitehall. An office which his Lordship executed so delicately that AiH;'.l\i!r.-- was afterwards heard to remark; " that the Lord Delamere, whom he had used ill, treated him with much more regard,than those to whom hehad been kind, and from whom he mi: h t better have expected it." His lordship was afterwards sworn of the privy council, and appointed chancellor of the exchequer, an office which he held but one year; when, upon his retirement, he was advanced to the dig. ity of Earl Op Warrington, by letters patent, dated 17th April, 1690. The earl m. Mary, daughter, and sole heiress of Sir James Langham, bart. of Cottesbrooke, in the county of Northampton, by whom he had four nous and two daughters, which latter were,
Elizabeth, tn. to Thomas Delves, esq. sou and
Henry, last Earl of Radnor of that family. His lordship, who published a Vindication of his friend, Lord Russel, and other literary productions mentioned in Walpolc's Catalogue, d. on the 2nd January, 1693-4, and was s. by his second, but eldest surviving son,
iv. Sir George Booth, second Earl of Warrington. This nobleman m. Mary, eldest daughter, and coheiress of John Oldbury, esq. of London, merchant, by whom he had an only daughter,
Mary, who m. in 1730, Henry Grey, fourth Earl of Stamford, and left, Henry, who s. to the Earldom of Stamford, upon the decease of his father, in 1768, and was created in 1796, Baron Delamere, and Earl of Warrington—(see those dignities in Burke's Dictionary oj tht Peerage and Baronetage). His lordship d. on the 2nd August, 1758, when his estate* passed to his daughter, Mary, Countess of Stamford; the Eaiildou Op Warrington Expired, while the baronetcy, with the barony re-verted to his cousin, (refer to the Very Reverend Dean Robert Booth, son of the first Lord Delamere).
v. Nathaniel Booth, esq. as fourth Baron Delamere. His lordship m. Margaret, daughter of Richard
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This family was originally settled in the county of Stafford, and had its seat at Marchauton, where Richard Boothby was living temp. Henry VIII. The first who established himself in Essex, and purchased the manor of Chingford, was
Thomas Boothby, esq. second son of William Boothby, merchant of London, who engaged himself in commercial pursuits. By his first wife, Anne Grafton, who died 10th December, 1022, he had two daughters and three sons, William and Richard, who both died unmarried, and Walter, seate<l at Tottenham, in Middlesex. By his second wife, Elizabeth Wright, he had two sons and as many daughters, namely, Thomas, a merchant in Spain. Robert, of whom presently. Anne, m. to Matthew Bedell, esq. Elizabeth, m. to — Styles, esq. of Wcsterham, in Kent. The youngest son,
Robert Boothby, esq. of Friday Hill, m. Mary, daughter and heir of George Hyer, esq. of Weston, in Surrey, and had issue,
Thomas, his heir.
George, rf. unm.
Robert, who succeeded to the estates of his eldest brother, Sir Thomas; and marrying Sarah, dau. of Samuel Jackson, esq. of Bicker, in the county of Lincoln, had a son, Thomas, who died 13th May, 1735, and a daughter, Sarah, who never married.
William, of Shere, in Surrey.
The eldest son,
i. Sir Thomas Boothby, of Chingford, was created a Baronet 9th November, 1660. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of — Styles, of Westerham, in Kent, and had
Thomas (Sir),knt. whorf. s.y. 1st December, 1669,
aged twenty-four. Robert, died young.
Elizabeth, m. to Hugh Wood, of London, Turkey merchant.
Dying without surviving male issue, Sir Thomas Boothby left his estate to his next surviving brother. The Baronetcy became Extinct.
Arms—Arg. on a canton sa. a lion's paw erased or.
In the Visitation of the count; of Kent temp. Ja Mes, thin family la designated " right worshipful and ancient" by John Philipot, rouge-dragon, marshal, and deputy for said county to William Camden, clarencieux king of arms.
John Botei.er, high sheriff of Kent 22 Richard II. and knight of the shire 1 Henry V. m. the daughter and heir of Richard Feversham, and from that marriage lineally descended
Sir Outer Botblbr, who, in the time of Queen Elizabeth, upon his marriage with Anne, daughter and heir of Thomas Berbam, esq. of Teston, in Kent, removed from Shernbroke, in Bedfordshire (where his grandfather came from Kent and settled), to that seat, and the family continued ever afterwards to reside there. He was subsequently knighted by King James I. in 1004. He had issue
John (Sir), who wedded Alice, daughter of Sir Edward Apsley, knt. of Sussex, but died in his father's lifetime jr. p.
James, a*, s. p. also in the life of bis father.
William, successor to the estate.
Anne, m. to Sir George Fane, of Buston, in Kent, second son of Sir Thomas Fane by the Lady Mary Neville, only daughter and heiress of Henry, Lord Abergavenny. This lady was restored, by letters patent, to the dignity of Baroness Le Despencer,to which barony her eldest son, Francis, Earl of Westmoreland, succeeded at her decease. (See Burke's Peerage and Baronetage.)
Sir Oliver d. in 1032, and was 3. by his third and only surviving son,
i. William Botelbr, esq. of Teston, in the county of Kent, who inherited the estates at the decease of his father, and was created a Baronet by King Charles I. 3rd July, 1041. He m. in 1031, Joan, daughter of Sir Henry Fanshaw, knt. of Ware Park, Herts, and bad an only son, Oliver. At the breaking out of the I
civil war, Sir William raised a regiment at his- own expense for the service of the king, and was killed at its head In the battle of Cropedy Bridge, 29th June, 1644, when be wa< i. by his son,
it. Sir Oliver Botelbr, of Teston, who wedded Anne, daughter of Sir Robert Austen,bart. of Bexley, and had issue,
Philip, his successor.
Elizabeth, d. unro.
Joane, m, to Christopher Rhodes, esq.
He d. about the year 1690, and was J. by his elder son,
in. Sir Philip Botelbr, of Teston, M.P. for Hythe temp. William 111. and Queen Anne. He m. in 1090, Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Desbouverie, knt. of Cheshunt, and dying in April, 1719, was t. by his only son,
iv. Sir Philip Botelbr, of Teston. This gentleman wedded, in May, 1720, Elisabeth, only daughter and heir of Thomas Williams, esq. of Cabalva, in Radnorshire, by whom he had an only daughter, Elizabothr who predeceased him unmarried in 1737. He d. himself in 1772, when the title became Extinct. By hi.s last will he bequeathed one moiety of all his estate*, both real and personal, to Mrs. Elizabeth Bouverie, of Chart Sutton; and the other moiety to Elizabeth, Viscountess Dowager Folkstone, and her son, William, Earl of Radnor. Teston Manor became the property of Mrs. Elizabeth Bouverie.*
1 The connexion of Sir Philip with the legatees was as follows:—
Sir Edward Desboaveric, knt. of Cheshunt, in the county of Hertford, d. in 1694.
THomas Bow YER, esq. of London, m. Jane, daughter and heir of Robert Merry, of Hatfield, and by her, who wedded, secondly, Alexander Nowell, deane of Paules, had, inter alios, a son,
Thomas Bow YER, esq. of Leighthorne, in Sussex, who left by Jane, his second wife, daughter of John Birch, baron of the Exchequer, a son,
1. Six Thomas Bow YER, of Leighthorne, who was created a BAutoNET in 1627. He m. first, Ann, daughter and co-heir of Adrian Stoughton, esq. of Stoke; and secondly, Jane, daughter and heir of Emery Cranley, relict of Samuel Austen, of Stratford, and of *ir George Stoughton. By the former only did Sir Thomas leave issue,
The pedigree of the Bowyers, of Knipersley, is traced by Sir William Dugdale up to Aldred Bowyer, temp. HENRY II. and is to be found recorded at full length in the Visitations of Staffordshire, preserved in the British Museum. Aldred's descendant,
THoMA's Bow YER, living 2 Richard II. married Katharine de Knipersley," and thus acquired the estate of Knipersley. He was direct ancestor of
Sir John Bowy ER, knt. of Knipersley, living in 1598, whose grandson,
1. John Bow YER, esq. of Knipersley, was created a BARoNET in 1660, and the title remained with his children until the demise of SIR WILLIAM Bow YER, his youngest surviving son, the fourth baronet, in 1701. That gentleman had four daughters, his coheirs, viz.
1. MARY, m. Charles Adderley, esq. of Hams Hall, Warwickshire, and from this marriage descend the present CHARLEs Bow YER Ab DERLEY, esq. of Hams Hall, RALPH ADDERLEY, esq. of Barlaston Hall, &c. &c. (See BURKE's Commoners, vol. ii. p. 279.)
11. DoRoth Y, m. to Sir Thomas Gresley, bart.
111. JANE, m. to Leftwich Oldfield, esq. of Leftwich, in Cheshire.
Iv. Anne, m. first, to Sir John Bellot, bart. and secondly, to Rowland Port, esq. of Ilam, but dying s. p. left her share of the Knipersley estate to her nephew, Sir Nigel Gresley, bart.
Arms-A lion rampant, between three crosses crosslet, fitchèe gu.
BRADSHAIGH, of HAIGH.
Extinct before 1786.
CREATEld 17th Nov. 1679.
This family lineally derived from SIR John BRAbshaw, of Bradshaw, a Saxon living at the time of the Conquest, who was reinvested in his
came '' a partition) to Alured Biddulph, who assumed, temp. HENRY III. the name of KN1 persley, and was ancestor of KATHARINE KNir ERsley, who married Thomas Bowyer.
estate by the Norman. He m. the daughter and sole heir of Sir Robert Remington, kiit. of Remington, iind left a son and heir,
Sir Robert Bradshaw, who allied with the Con querors, by marrying the daughter of Sir William FitzJohn, a Norman Knight; by her he had two sons, John, (Sir) his heir.
George, (Sir) who seated himself in the county of Warwick, anil wedded the daughter and heir of Humphry Alnerston, of Atherston, by whom he left a son,
John,* from whom the Bradshawsof Atherston, and other places in Warwickshire. The elder son and heir,
Sik John Bradshaw,living in the 13th of Henry I. m. a daughter of Sir John Molineux, Int. of Sephton, in Lancashire, and left a son and successor,
John Bradshaw, who was alive in the 8th of Kiftg Stephen, and marrying a daughter of Brackcubury, of Brackeiibury, left a son and heir,
William Bradshaw, who wedded a daughter of Sir William Trollope, knt. of Thoraley, his son,
Sir John Bradshaw, living in the 2nd of Richard I. took to wife the daughter of Sir Walter Harcourt knt. of Stanton, and left a son and heir,
Sir John Bradshaw, who m. a daughter of Sir Ralph Musgravc, knt. and had issue,
Thomas Bradshaw, living in the'-Urd of Henry III. whose wife was a daughter of Adam Hoghton, of Hoghton Tower, in Lancashire, and whose son and heir.
Sir John Bradshaw, m. in the 10th of Edward I. the daughter and heir of Sir John Bromley, knt. of Bromley, in tho county of Stafford, by whom he had three sons, viz.
i. Thomas, (Sir) progenitor of the Bradshawa, of
in. John, (Sir) who m. the daughter and heir of Langton, of Langtou, but having no issue, settled his estate upon his elder brother, The second son,
Sir William Bradshaw who is represented as a soldier and a traveller, assumed the Cross in the 8th of Euwaiid II. and was absent from his lady ten yearn in the holy wars, which lady was Mabel, daughter and co-heir of Hugh Norris, Lord of Sutton, Raynhill, Whistnn, Haigh, Black rode, and Westleigh, six manorsSir William possessed as "his property" Haigb and Blackrode, by a twelfth part of a knight's fee, as Hugh le Norris held the same, and as Mabel Bradshaigh, his wife held the same as heir of Hugh, for which they paid is. 8rf. aid, temp Edward HI. for making the King's eldest son a knight, as appears by the accounts of John Cockayne" tate sheriff of that county. At that time Sir William made an alteration in the spelling of his name, changing the last syllable from Shaw to Shaich," acquiring an addition of two martlets in his coat of arms, and a vine to his crest. During Sir William's protracted stay in Palestine, a report reached home that he had been slain, and on his return he found Mabel, his wife, acknowledging another lord, in the person of Sir Osmond Nevil, a Welch knight to whom she had been married. "Sir William returning," says an old writer, "came in a palmer's habit amongst the poor to Haigh, whom, as soon as his wife beheld, transported with the resembling idea of her former husbaud, fell a weeping, for which Sir Osmond gave her correction; Sir William thereupon
withdrew, and made himself known to his tenants, and upon intelligence of the discovery, Sir Osmund fled towards Wales, but near to Newton Park, in Lancashire, Sir William overtook and slew him. Mabel was enjoyned by her confessor to do penance while she lived, by going once every week bare-footed, and bare-legged from Haigh to a cross near Wigan, which from that occasion is c-illed Mab's Cross to this day. They now both lie buried in Wigan Church, under a fair stone tomb adorned with two prostrate figures; the man in antique mail, cross-legged,unsheathing his sword, which hangs on his left side, and on his shoulder his shield, with two bends thereon; she is in a long robe, and veil'd, her hands elated, andconjoyued, in a praying- posture ; tho' they were formerly placed in a chapel on the south side of the chancel, belonging to the family, which chancel was in being in Mabel's time, as appears by ancient deeds. In the 10th of Edward II. Sir William, with John de Horneby, were returned knights of the shire for the county of Lancaster, to servo in the Parliament then to be held at Westminster, having allowance of £'7. 11a. for twenty two days attendance; to Sir William, at the rate of l.v. per day, and John de Horoeby, is. Sir William served again for the said county, in the 2nd and 4th of Edward III. By Mabel, his wife, ho had two sons,
Richard, his heir.
Thomas, who m. the daughter and heir of Sir John Twisden, of Twisden, in Kent, and founded the family of Bradshaigh, of Twisden. The elder son and heir,
Kichard Bradsheich, esq. of Haigh, m. the daughter of Sir Robert Holcroft, knt. of Holcroft, in Cheshire, and was $. by his son,
Roger Bradsheich, esq. of Heigh, who welded in the 6th of Richard II. the daughter of John Osbaldston, esq. of Osbaldston, in Lancashire, and had a son and heir,
Sir Thomas Bradshaigh, knt. of Haigh, living in the 11th of Henry IV. who m. a daughter of Sir William Sherburne, of Stonyhurst, in Lancashire, and ha 1, with a daughter, the wife of Sir John, St. John, of Blctso, a son and successor,
James Bradshaigh, Lord of Haigh, &c. in the 3rd of Henry VI. who wedded a daughter of Sir Richard Prescott, knt. and left a son and heir,
William Bradshaigh,living in the 1st of Richard III. and ». at his decease, by his son,
James Bradshaigh, esq. of Haigh, who died in the •iotli of Henry VII. leaving three sons, Sir Roger and Sir Ralph, who both died without issue, and the continuator of the line,
William Bradshaigh, esq. who m. Maud, daughter of Sir Christopher Standish, knt. of Duxbury, in Lancashire, and had a son and heir,
Roger Bradshaigh, esq. of Haigh. This gentleman
and to Kkng James I.
Anne, m. to Richard Grosvenor, esq. of Eaton, in
* William Bradshaw, a younger son of this John Bradshaw, m. the daughter and heir of Bonier, of Boulrr, in Gloucestershire, and settled there—whence the Bradshaws of Boali-r, which line after four generations terminated in two daughter.
Jane Bradshaw, who died a nun.
Margaret Bradshaw, m. to Sir William Ran d«]ph, and conveyed to her husband the inheritance.