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| Sir WILLIA." HALFort D, knt. P. in 1663 (son and heir of Sir william Halford, knt- by Elizabeth, his wife, laughter of Sir John Pretyman, bart- and grandin of William Halford, esq- by Mary, his wife, daugh£fsir Henry Atkyns, knt. of Clapharm », was creited a BARoS Er in 1706. He wre. Lady Frances Cecil, £hter of James, third Earl of Salisbury, and dying March, 170s-9, was *. by his sora,

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This family, genealogists deduced from a person of great power, and of knightly degree, namely, Sir Thomas MAckrel, whose son, S** John Mackrel, assumed the surname of HANMER in the time of Edward I. from the town of Hanmer, in the county of Flint, where he resided, and which constituted part of his great possessions. He was constable of Carnarvon castle in the same reign, and is said to have married Hawes, daughter and heir of Enion ap Griffith, ap Gwinwinwin, Lord of Powis, a descendant from Bleddwyn ap Kynwyn, Prince of Wales. By this lady he had three sons, Ow EN, sur. named Goch, from his being red, who succeeded to the lordship of Hanmer in 2nd Edward II., and dying issue less, divided his lands between his brothers, David and Philip. The latter at length becoming sole heir, Was PH1 L1 P HANMER, of Hanmer. He m. Agnes, daughter and heir of David ap Rice, ap Evans, ap Jones, and had issue, DAv1D, his heir. James. * Margaret, m. to Morgan Goch ap Griffith. Mirannoy, m. to Gruffe ap Howell, de Overton.

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He was s. by his son,

Richa RD HANMER, esq. of Hanmer, who m. Margaret, daughter of Sir Roger Kynaston, knt. of Hordley, in the county of Salop, and had five sons, Thomas, his heir, John, Christopher, David, and Humphry, and three daughters, viz.

Ermine, m. to Sir Edward Puleston, knt.

Dorothy, m. to Edward Brereton, esq. of Bursham.

Eleanor, m. to Richard Wicherley, esq. of Wicherley.

His eldest son and heir," SIR THoMAs HANMER, of Hanmer, received the honour of knighthood at Bullogne from HENRY WIll., and departed this life 10th February, 1545. He m. Jane, daughter of Sir Randolph Brereton, knt. of Malpas, and had five sons, THoMAs (Sir), his heir, Randle, John, Richard, and Humphry, with as many daughters, viz. Eleanor, m. to William Hanmer, esq. of the Fens, who by his last testament, bearing date 13th January, 1570, the probat whereof is on the soth April following, bequeaths his body to be buried in the chancel on the north side of the church of Hanmer. Elizabeth, m. to John Conway, esq. Margaret, m. to David Bird, esq. Catherine, m. to Peter Puleston, esq. Mary, m. to Roger Kynaston, esq.

He was s. by his eldest son, Sir Thomas HANMER, who was made a knight by the king's royal mandate, 22nd February, 1st Epwasp VI. He m. Catherine, daughter and heir of David. son of Thomas Salter, esq. of Oswestre, in the county of Salop, and had, with a daughter, Margaret, m-first, to Roger Puleston, esq. of Emral, and, secondly, to John Puleston, esq. of Lleway Knottey, four sons. John, Thomas, William, and Randle, whereof the eldest, John HANMER, esq. of Hanmer, was M. P. for the borough of Flint in the 13th Eliza BETH. He m. Jane, daughter of Sir John Salusbury, knt of Lleweney, in the county of Denbigh, and was s. by his eldest son, SIR THoMA's HANMER, knt. of Hanmer, who attended the Earl of Denbigh into France, in the 27th of ElizABETH, when the nobleman was deputed by her majesty to invest HENRY III. with the Garter. He was afterwards, 35th ElizaBETH, elected knight to serve

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Sir Edward Hanmer, knighted in Scotland in the reign of HENRY VII. for command of the Earl of Surrey.

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5 asce £ at whitehall, 23rd July, 1603, Previous to the king's coronation. In the 15th of that reign he was in inted, among others, of the council to Wilim, Lord compton, president of the marches of Wales, and departed this life 18th April, 1619. He m. first, Lady Anne Talbot, daughter of John, Earl of Shrewsbury, by whom he had. an only daughter, Catherine, who d. an infant. Sir Thomas **a- secondly, Catherine, daughter of Sir Thomas Mostyn, krat. and by that lady had John, his heir£, who m. the widow of — Charlton, esq. of Apley, and d. s. p. Roger. Anne, m. to Humphrey Dymoke, esq.- of Willington. Ursula, d. unrnMargaret, m. to Roger Ellis, esq. of Airey- in the county of Flint. Sir Thomas was s. by his eldest son, 1. John HANMER, esq. of Hanmer, who was created a Banos" by King JAMEs 1. 8th July, 1620. and was elected knight of the shire for Flint in the three years afterwards. Sir John m. Dorothy, daughter and co£f Sir Richard Trevor, knt. of Trewaiiya, in * county of Denbigh, and had issue,

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“The manor of Hardres, in Kent (saith Philp") had long had owners of its own name. We read of them in Doomsday Book, where 'tis said Robertus de Hardres held half a plow land in Liminge," Wil. 1. He was ancestor of Philip de Hardres, who was one of the Recognitores Magna Assiste, in King John's reign; his son, of the same name, was a man of great eminency under King Henry III., and married Grace, daughter and heir of Stephen de Herengod, who set tled on him the manor of Elmstede, and other lands." Dart, in his Antiquities of Canterbury, speaking of the same family, says, “They have been of ancient continuance in this county ever since the Conquest, at which time Robert de Hardres held lands at Hardres: a descendant was a great benefactor to the convent at Canterbury. Philip de Hardres was a person of note in King John's reign. William de Ardres was mem. ber of parliament for Canterbury 1, 2, and 7 Edwarp II., as was his father under Henry III. Edmund and Thomas Hardres are in the list of gentry of this county, temp. Henry VI.” SIR Robert HARDREs, knt. (son and heir of Philip, who lived in the time of HENRY III.), was living temp. Edward I. He m. Margaret, dau. of Sir Richard Estangrove, knt. of Kent, and was s. by his son, SiR Robert HARDREs, knt. who m. Jane, daughter of Thomas Boughton, esq. of Kent, and left a son and heir, HENRY HARDREs, whose son and heir, by Susan, daughter of John Stephens, esq. PHILIP HARDREs, esq. m. Grace, daughter and coheir of Stephen Heringwood, esq. and was s. by his son, GeoRGE HARDREs, esq. living in 1485, who m, the daughter and coheir of William Lucy, esq. and had a son and heir, JAMEs HARDREs, esq. This gentleman m- Alice, daughter of Robert Hill, and relict of James Aucher, esq. and dying in 1490, was s. by his son, CHRIsroPHER HARDREs, esq. who m. Dorothy, daughter of Sir John Paston, knt. and was s. at his decease, in 1536, by his son, ThoMA's HARDREs, esq. who died in 1556, leaving by Mary, daughter of Edward Oxenden, esq. a son and heir, Richard HARDREs, esq. high sheriff of Kent in the 30th Elizabeth, who espoused Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Wroth, knt. of Durance, in Middlesex, and was s. by his son, SIR Thomas HARDREs, knt. who m. Eleanor, daugh. ter and sole heir of Henry Thoresby, esq. of Thoresby, in the county of York, one of the masters in chancery, and had issue,

Richard (Sir), his heir. Thoresby, who left issue. Peter, D.D. who had the canonry of the tenth prebend in the cathedral of Canterbury, and was deprived in the great rebellion, but restored at the restoration. Thomas (Sir), of Gray's Inn, serjeant-at-law, author of a volume of reports of cases adjudged in the Exchequer from the year 1655 to 21 CHARLEs II. He left issue by his wife Philadelphia. His descendant, John HARDREs, esq. of St. George's, Canterbury, was M. P. for that city temp. ANNE and GEORGE I.

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In Hardres church is a fair monument to Sir Thomas Hardres, and Eleanor his wife, who brought a great estate into the family. He was s. by his eldest son, 1. SIR Richard HARDREs, knt. of Hardres, who was created a BARoNET by King Charles I. 3rd June, 1642. He m. Anne, daughter of Thomas Godfrey, esq.

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