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John Barrett, Esqrs. and, dying in 1625, was buried at Penkevil ; second, Alice, the wife of Richard Kendal, Esq.; third, Petronel, wedded to Peter Maynowe, Esq.; fourth, Mary, who was married to Peter Coffin, Esq. and deceasing on September 4th, 1022, aged sixty-seven, had sepalture at Penkevi!; fifth, Elizabeth, successively wife to Richard Poyle and Richard Trevilian, Esqrs.; sixth, Margaret, who died without issue, A. D. 1655, and was buried at Penkevil; and, seventlı, Catharine, who was first married to ........ Nanscawen, and, secondiy, to Richard Geddy, Esqrs.
John Boscawen, the second but eldest surviving son of the aforesaid Hugh and Philippa Carminow, succeeded to a great part of the estate of his father ; and died unmarried on May 4th, 1564, possessed of the manors of Tregareck, Trevilla, and Nonfabellan, with thirty messuages in Boscawen, and the appurtenances thereunto belonging in Tregoney, Penbyrth, Trefrasow, &c. as appears by inquisition taken on July 12th, in 6 Elizabeth; and that Nicholas Boscawen, of Tregothnan, was his brother and heir, and twenty-one years of age.
Which NICHOLAS BOSCAWEN, third, but second surviving son, e succeeding to the estate of his brother John, had to wife Alice, daughter and coheir of John Trevanion, of Trevanion, Esq. apd by her, who died on September 15th, 1580, and was buried at Penkevil, be had issue Hugh Boscawen, his only son and heir, living, unmarried, in 1620; and three daughters, Mary, married to William Bird, of Foy, in Cornwall; Grace, who died without issue; and Radigund (or Radagon) first the wife of Richard Cole, of Buckishe, in com. Devon, and, secondly, of Sir William Cooke, of Highnam, in com. Gloucest. Knight. This Nicholas Boscawen, dying on May 1st, 1626, aged eighty-five, had sepulture at Penkevil, and was succeeded in the manor and borough of Tregony, &c. by his said only son,
Hugh Bescawen, Esq. who was chosen one of the knights f of the shire for the county of Cornwall, 5 to that parliament which met at Westminster on November 30, 1640, but died in 1641, and had sepulture at Penkevil.
This Hugh Boscawen, Esq. married Margaret, daughter of Robert Rolle, of Heanton (or Haynton) Satchville, in Devonshire,
d Cole præd. p. 34. f Willis's Not. Parl. p. 241. VOL. VI.
Ibid. ut antea.
Ibid. p. 286.
Esq. and by her (who died in December, 1635, and was buried at Penkevil) had issue eight sons.
First, Nicholas Boscawen, Esq. his heir.
Second, Hugh Boscawen, Esq. who succeeded the said Nicholas.
Third, Robert, who was born in 1626, and died young.
Eighth, Samuel, who was born in 1635, and 1663 had sepulture at Peokevil.
By the same lady he had also three daughters, viz. Joan, born in 1624; Margaret, who was born in 1631, and was married to Robert Carr, Esq. but died without issue; and Alice, born in 1633.
Nicholas Boscawen, Esq. eldest son and heir of the aforesaid Hugh Boscawen, Esq. was born in 1623, and joined the parliamentarian army with a regiment of horse from among his own tenants; but, dying without issue, the estate devolved upon his next brother,
Hugh Boscawen, Esq. who was born in 1625, died May 13th, 1701, and was buried at Penkevil, with his wife Margaret, daughter and coheir of Theophilus Clinton, Earl of Lincoln, by which lady (wbo departed this life in 1688) he had issue eight sons, who all died without issue.
First, Hugh, born 1649, married Anne, daughter of Wentworth Fitz-Gerald, seventeenth Earl of Kildare, which lady married, secondly, Francis Robartes, son of John Robartes, the first Earl of Radnor : she died May 4th, 1715, and was buried on the 15th in Westminster-abbey.
Also two daughters; Margaret, who died unmarried; and Bridget, (who at length became their sole heir) married to Hugh Fortescue, of Filleigh, in Devonshire, whose son and beir Hugh Fortescue was summoned to parliament, as Baron Clinton, in right of his mother. (See that title postea, and also title Fortescue.)
EDWARD BOScawen, Esq. fifth son of Hugh Boscawen, and Margaret Rolle, aforesaid, continuator of the male line, served for Tregony in that parliament, which met January 27th, 1659-9, which dissolved themselves, and ordered a new parliament to meet on April 25th, 1660, which restored King Charles the Second. He was a leading member of the house of commons in that reign, and one of the twelve commoners, who, with six of the house of peers, were appointed to examine and state the public accounts. The King having promised his two houses of parliament, that he would constitute commissioners for taking the accounts of the several sums of money assigned to carry on the war with the Dutch, to the end that his Majesty and people might be satisfied of the faithful application thereof; he represented the said borough in parliament till the last year of that King's reign. He married Jael, daughter of Sir Francis Godolphin, Knight of the Bath, and sister to Sidney Earl of Godolphin, lord high treasurer of Great Britain; and by her had four sons and two daughters, viz.
Hugh, his heir, created Viscount Falmouth.
Edward, William, and another Edward, who all three died young, and were buried at Kensington, in Middlesex.
Anne, wedded to Sir John Evelyn, of Wotton, in Surry, Bart. and
Dorothy, married to Sir Philip Medows, knight marshal, onc of the comptrollers of the accounts of the army. .
This Edward Boscawen, Esq. dying in October, 1685, was interred at Kensington, aforesaid ; and his Lady, surviving him till April 14th, 1730, had also sepulture there.
Hugh, his eldest son and heir, was created Viscount FalMOUTY, &c. In the reign of Queen Anne he was a member in several parliaments for the county of Cornwall, and boroughs of Truro, and Penryn ; and was groom of the bed-chamber to his Royal Highness Prince George of Denmark, and attended in that post at his funeral, on November 13th, 1708. He was constituted warden of the standaries on April 30th, 1708; and on the accession of George I. was made comptroller of his Majesty's household, and sworn b of the privy.council, on October 12th, 1714. On June 13th, 1720; in the sixth of that reign, he was created Baron of Boscawen Rose, and Viscount FALMOUTH, in
Poriter's Chron. Hist. p.784
the county of Cornwall. On April 3d, 1724, he was appointed vice-treasurer of Ireland, &c. and on his resignation of that post, was constituted lord warden of the Stannaries. He was also captain of St. Maw's castle, and recorder of the towns of Tregony and Penryn. His Lordship, h who died suddenly, at Trefusis, in the county of Cornwall, on October 25th, 1734, had sepulture at Penkevil. He was zealously attached to the Hanover succession and family, both before it took place, and ever after. The services he exerted in that respect, cost him immense sums of money, particularly on the vigorous stand he made in his own county, during the rebellion, A.D. 1715, being the chief in preserving the quiet and peace of the county of Cornwall, where, at St. Columbe's, James Painter, jun. Esq. had proclaimed the Chevalier de St. George King of England, &c. His attendance in parliament was very regular and constant: and in private life, as a husband, father, master, and friend, he was kind, indulgent, punctual, and exemplary. He was beneficent by nature, com- passionate, and ready to forgive injuries, and had a peculiar generosity to those who were in distress and want. He treated all ranks of people on an equality, and at the same time supported his character and dignity. He understood and behaved as a man who considered himself as such, and was not a stranger, in any respect, where good offices and humanity were requisite and necessary.
He was married, i on April 23d, 1700, in King Henry VII's chapel in Westminster-abbey, to Charlotte, eldest of the two daughters and coheirs of Charles Godfrey, Esq. (by Arabella Churchill his wife, sister to that great general John Duke of Marlborough) and by her (who was one of the maids of honour to Queen Anne, and surviving his Lordship until March 22d, 1754, being then in the seventy-sixth year of her age, bad sepulture at Penkevil) bad eight sons and ten daughters.
First, Charlotte, born on August 5th, 1702, married to Henry Moore, Earl of Drogheda, whom she survived, and died on April 3d, 1735.
Second, Anne, who was born on February 17th, 1703-4, married Sir Cecil Bishopp, of Parham, in Sussex, Barz. died in May, 1747, and was buried at Parham.
Third, Diana, who died young.
» See a portait of him in Acolphus's British Cabinet:
i Ex Reg. Eccle.
Fourth, Mary, born on March 12th, 1705, wedded, in August, 1732, to John Evelyn, Esq. eldest son and heir of Sir John Evelyn, of Wootton, in Surry, Baronet, died in 1749, buried at Wootton.
Fifth, Hugh, the second Viscount Falmouth,
Sixth, Harriott, who was born on April 25th, 1708, and died young.
Seventh, Elizabeth, who was born on April 20th, 1709, and died young
Eiglith, Charles, who was born on June 12th, 1710, died young, and was buried at St. Michael Penkivel.
Ninth, Edward Boscawen, of Penrose, near the Land's-End, Cornwall, third son, of whom more fully afterwards.
Tenth, George, who was born on December 1st, 1712, and elected a member for Penryn to the parliament summoned to meet on June 25th, 1741 ; also to that parliament summoned to meet on August 13th, 1747 ; and served in the next parliament for the same place. At the general election in 1761, he was returned for Truro; which place he continued to represent to the time of his decease, which was on May 3d, 1775. In 1728, he had a commission of ensign in the guards; and had afterwards a company of the guards, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, having behaved with great bravery at the battles of Dettingen and Fontenoy. In 1745, he was constituted deputy-governor of the islands of Scilly; and on October 14th, 1749, was appointed one of his Majesty's aid-de-camps. On March 4th, 1752, he was promoted to the command of the twenty-ninth regiment of foot, then in Ireland; and, on January 16th, 1761, was removed to that of the twenty-third, the Welch Fusileers. On January 17th, 1758, he was appointed major-general of his Majesty's forces ; and promoted to the rank of lieutenant-general, on February 22d, 1760. He married, in February, 1742-3, Anne, daughter of John Morley Trevor, of Glynd, in Sussex, Esq. and sister and coheir of John Trevor, of Trevalyn, in North Wales, Esq. By that Lady he had issue two sons, and two daughters; George, born on September 4th, 1745; member of parliament for Truro, 1774, and formerly captain in the first troop of horse grenadiers, married a sister of Sir Charles Bunbury, Bart, formerly wife of Sir Patrick Blake, Bart. : Anne, born on October 10th, 1744, one of the maids of honour to the Queen; Charlotte, born on May 1st, 1747; and William, born on August 17th, 1752, barrister at law and a commissioner of bankrupts,