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Sir John Scudamore, the “Sir Scudamore of Spencer's Fairy Queen,” was s. by his grandson, 1. John Scuda MoRE, esq. of Holme Lacy, who was created a BARoNET 1st June, 1620, and in eight years afterwards raised to the peerage of Ireland, as Baron Dromore and Wiscount Scudamore, of Sligo. He m. Elizabeth, only daughter and heir of Sir Arthur Porter, knt. and dying in 1671, was s. by his grandson, 11. SIR John Scuda MoRE, second Viscount Scuda. more, (only son of James, only surviving son of the first Viscount, who died before his father). This nobleman m. Frances, daughter of John, Earl of Exeter, and dying 22nd July, 1697, was s. by his son, 111. SiR JAMEs Scuba MoRE, third Wiscount Scuda. more, who m. Frances, only daughter and heir of Simon, Lord Digby, and died 2nd December, 1716, aged thiry-two, leaving an only daughter, when all his honours, including the BARoNErcy ExP1RED. His lordship's daughter and heir, The Honourable FRANCEs ScudaMoRE, b. in 1711, m. first, Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort, and secondly, Charles Fitzroy Scudamore, esq. By the latter she left an only child, FRANCEs ScudAMoRE, of Holme Lacy, who m. Charles, Duke of Norfolk, but died issueless in 1820, when the estates devolved partly. upon SIR EDw1N FRANcis STANHope, bart. and DANIEL H. Buka, esq.t (See notes at foot.)

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1. John Scud AMoRE, esq. of Ballingham, in the county of Hereford, who was created a BARoNET in 1644, m. Penelope, daughter of Sir James Scudamore, knt. of Holme Lacy, in the same shire, and was s. by his son,

11. SIR John ScudaMoRE, of Ballingham, who married a daughter of Sir George Graham, of Norton, in Yorkshire, and dying without male issue 22nd August, 1684, was s. by his brother,

111. SiR BARNABY Scud'AMoRE, of Ballingham, who m. Sarah, daughter of John Row, merchant of Bristol, and relict of William Harris, of London, but died without male issue, when the BARONErcy became ExTINCT.

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* MARY Scud'AMoRE's grandson, by SIR GILEs BRYDGEs, Sir John BRYDGEs, bart. of Wilton Castle, inherited the BARONY of CHAN bos, as eighth baron, in 1676. He d. in 1714, and was succeeded by by his son, JAMEs, ninth Baron Chandos, who was created, in 1714, Earl of Caernarvon, and in 1719, Duke of Chandos. His grace m. Mary, only surviving daughter of Sir Thomas Lake, of Cannons, in Middlesex, and had two surviving sons, John, Marquess of Caernarvon, who d. before his father, leaving two daughters, his co-heirs, viz. 1. CATHERINE, m. first, to Captain Lyon, of the Horse Guards, and secondly to Edwin-FRANcis STANHoPE, esq.

By the latter she had a son,

HENRY-Edwin STAN hope, admiral of the blue, created a BA |

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GeoRGE (Sir), knt. sheriff of Newcastle in 1591, and mayor in 1600, 1606, 1611, and 1622. This Sir George Selby had the honour of entertaining King JAMEs on his various progresses Northwards, and thence was distinguished by the title of “the king's host.” He m. Margaret, daughter of Sir John Selby, knt. of Twisell, and dying 30th March, 1625, aged sixty-eight, left issue, Margaret, m. to Sir William Belasyse, knt. Elizabeth, m. to Sir John Delaval, knt. Barbara, m. to Robert Delaval, esq. Isabel, m, to Sir Patricius Curwen, bart. of Workington. Dorothy, m. to Sir William Darcy, of Wilton Castle. Mary, m. to John Fenwick, eldest son of Sir John Fenwick, of Wallington. WILLIAM, of whom presently.



Margaret, second wife of Sir William Fenwick, l:nt. of Wallington.

Jane, m. to William Wray, esq. of Beamish, in Durham.

Elizabeth, m. to William Simpson, esq. of Newcastle.




The second son, SiR WILLIAM SELBY, knt. of Winlaton, in Durham, and of Bolam, in Northumberland, m. Elizabeth, daughter and heir of William Widdrington, esq. younger son of Sir John Widdrington, knt. of Widdrington, and

had issue,

William, who was slain in a duel in White Hall, Dyke Nook, 4th December, 1636, by John Trollop, of Thornley. He had no issue. GEORGE, successor to his father. John, d. unm. Thomas, who m. Dorothy, third daughter and coheir of John Swinburne, esq. of Black Heddon, in Northumberland, by Mary, his wife, sister and co-heir of Robert Collingwood, esq. of Eslington. Sir William died in 1649, and was s. by his son, 1. Sir GeoRGE SELBY, of Whitehouse and Winlaton, both in the county of Durham, who was created a BARoNET 3rd March, 1661. He m. Mary, daughter of Richard, Viscount Molyneux, and had issue,

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SIR Edward SEYMoUR, of Bury Pomeroy, in the county of Devon, created a BARoNET 29th June, 1611, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Arthur Campernoune, knt. of Dartington, in the same county, and dying in 1613, was s. by his eldest son,

SiR Edward SEYMoUR, bart. of Bury Pomeroy, who m. Dorothy, daughter of Sir Henry Killigrew, knt. of Laroch, in Cornwall, and had a large family. EDwARD, the eldest son, inherited the title, and from him descend the present Duke of Somerset, and the Marquess of Hertford. The second son,

HENRY SEYMoUR, esq. born in 1612, was in his youth page of honour to King CHARLEs I. and on the out break of the civil war, went with the Marquess of Hertford into Somersetshire, and was with his lordship at Sherburn, when with only two troops of horse and 400 foot, he withstood the whole force of the Earl of Bedford, consisting of above 7000 foot beside horse and artillery, and the Marquess sending the Earl of Bedford a challenge, Mr. Seymour was chosen to be the bearer. When all was lost, he went with his royal master abroad, and was entrusted with the last letter and message that the prince sent to his father, which delivering the 27th of the same month, in the evening of the day that CHARLEs was sentenced to death, his sorrow is stated to have been unbounded. He kissed the king, clasped his legs, and mourned aloud. To him the king imparted his last communication to the prince. In the year 1660, he was elected to the restoration parliament, by the borough of East Loe, and he continued afterwards to represent the same place until his decease. He was appointed a groom of the bedchamber, comptroller of the Customs, and clerk of the hanaper. Mr. Seymour came to reside at Langley, in Bucks, in the year 1666, renting the house and park from the trustees of Sir William Parsons, then deceased, and about the year 1669, pur. chased the said estate, and got a grant from the king of the manor of Langley, under a reserved rent of f:43. 8s. 10d. per annum. At this seat he lived in retirement the latter part of his life, in the general esteem of all who knew him, as a gentleman of great honour, generosity, affability, and charity. He built

Extincr in 1714.

CREAted 4th July, 1681.



and endowed, in his lifetime, an alms house, at Langley, for six poor decayed people; and by his last will and testament, gave £400 to put out poor boys apprentices, beside other charitable legacies to particular persons. He m. first, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Joseph Killigrew, knt. widow of William Basset, esq. of Claverton, in the county of Somerset, but by that lady, who died in 1671, had no issue. His second wife was Ursula, daughter of Sir Robert Austen, bart. of Bexley, in Kent, and widow of George Stowel, esq. of Cotherston, in the same county. By her he had, with a daughter, an only son,

HENRY, b. 20th October, 1674, who at seven years of age, his father being then living, was created a BARONET by King CHARLEs I. 4th July, 1681, with remainder to his said father and the heirs male of the body of that gentleman.

Mr. Seymour died, aged seventy-four, 9th March, 1686, and was s. by his son, 1. SIR HENRY SEYMoUR, of Langley, who was elected to parliament on returning from his travels, 10th WILLIAM III. for East Loe, and he represented the same borough in six other parliaments. In 1710, he was prevailed upon to offer himself for the county of Bucks, and stood a severe contest, losing his election by twenty votes only. He died unm. at London, in 1714, when the BARoNErcy ExP1RED. His personal property fell to his sister, while the estate devolved upon Sir Edward Seymour, bart. of Bury Pomeroy.

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He was s. by his son,

Row LAND SHERARD, esq. who m. Jane, daughter of Austin Porter, esq. of Belton, in Lincolnshire, and dying 9th October, 1592, was succeeded by his eldest 80n,

SIR WILLIAM Shen ARD, knt. living in 1634, aged then about eighty. He m. first, Frances, daughter of John Harrington, esq. of Wytham, in Lincolnshire, and had a son, John, his heir. His second wife, was Bridget, daughter of Sir Kenelm Digby, of Stoke Dry, in Rutlandshire, and by her had William, Kenelm, and Rowland. He was s. by his eldest son,

John SHERARD, esq. of Lopthorp. This gentleman m. first, Rose, daughter of Francis Sherard, esq. sister of the first Lord Sherard, and by her had an only daughter, Anne, who is supposed to have died s. p. He m. secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Brownlow, esq. of Belton, and by that lady, who d. 6th February, 1658, had

Richa Rd, his heir.

Mary, m. to George Middlemore, of London, merchant. Frances, m. to Roger Smith, of Withcock, in the county of Rutland. Audrie, m. Humphrey Brooke, M.D. of London.

He was s. by his only son,

RichARD SHERARD, esq. who m. Margaret, daughter of Lumley Dewe, esq. of Bishop Upton, in the county of Hereford, by whom he had three sons and three daughters, viz.

John, his heir.
Richard, heir to his elder brother.
Brownlow, heir to Richard.

Alice, m. to Sir John Brownlow, bart. of Belton, in the county of Lincoln, and had four daughters, V1z. ElizaBETH, m. to John, Earl of Exeter. Alice, m. to Francis, Lord Guildford. JANE, m. to Peregrine, Duke of Ancaster. EleANoh, m. to Sir John Brownlow, of Bruton, in the county of Somerset, created Viscount Tyrconnel, in Ireland, 14th May, 1718, and d. s. p. MARY. Eliza BETH, m. to Peter Whitcomb, esq. of Braxted, in Essex.

He d. 12th September, 1608, and was s. by his eldest son,

1. John SHERARD, esq. of Lopthorp, in the county of Lincoln, who was created a BARoNET 20th May, 1674, with remainder to his brothers, and the heirs male of their bodies. Sir John was sheriff of his county in 1711, and died unm. 1st January, 1724, aged sixty-three. He was buried in the chancel of North Wytham Church, under a handsome monument, and s. by his brother.

* Burton, in his Leicestershire, speaking of Stapleford, says, “In this town, (of a long time,) hath been the ancient family of Sherard, who beareth argent, a chevron, gules, between three torteauxes; which house yet here

continueth at this day; and in the church are the arms of Sherard, Sherard and Hawberk, Sherard and Woodford, Sherard and Asby,” &c.

11. Sin Richand Shen ARD, who died also unm. 14th June, 1730, and was buried with his family in North Wytham Church, where a monument was erected to his memory with an inscription, concluding with these lines

Honour'd where known, endearing where allied;
Much lov'd he liv'd, and much lamented died.

He was s. by his only surviving brother,

111. SiR BRow NLow SHERARd, who wedded Dame Mary Anderson, relict of Sir Richard Anderson, bart. of Penley, in the county of Hertford," and daughter of the Right Hon. John Methuen, Lord Chancellor of Ireland. By her he had an only son, BRowNLow, his successor. He d. 30th January, 1736, aged sixty, and was interred in the family vault in North Wytham Church,+ and was s. by his son,

Iv. SIR BRowNLow SHERARD, of Lopthorp Hall, in Lincolnshire, and Newton Hall, Essex, who m. 16th July, 1738, Mary, eldest daughter of Col. the Hon. Thomas Sydney, of Ranworth, in Norfolk, and grandaughterof Thomas, Earl of Leicester, but died without issue, when the BARoNEtcy expired.

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The family of Sherburne was of great antiquity and distinction in the county of Lancaster, and possessed Stonyhurst from the time of the early Plantagenets. Under Edward I. Sir Robert Sherburn was seneschall of Wiswall and Blackburnshire, and in the martial reign of the third Edward, Sir John Sherburn, attending his royal master in his French wars, served at the siege of Calais. His direct descendant, HUGH SHERBURNE,esq. son of Sir Richard Sherburne, of Stonyhurst, by Johanna, his wife, daughter of Henry Langton, of Walton, founded the chantry at Mitton, in Lancashire. He m. Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Talbot, of Bashall, and had issue, Thomas, his heir. Robert. Grace, m. to Roger Nowell, 3 HENRY VIII. Anne, m. to John Talbot, of Salisbury. Jane, m. to Ralph Cliderow, of Awkeley. Ellen, m. to John Brockholes, esq. of Claughton.

Hugh Sherburne died 19 HENRY VIII. and was s. by his son,

THoMAs SHERBURNR, esq. of Stonyhurst, whom. Jane, daughter of Sir John Townley, of Townley, and dying 28 HENRY VIII. left issue,

Richard, his heir.
John, who m. Katherine, daughter of Evan
Browne, and co-heir to her brother James
Browne, with whom he acquired the estate of
Robert, a lawyer, reader to the Hon. Society of
Gray's Inn, who m. Dorothy, daughter and co-
heir of Thomas Catteral, of Little Mitton, and
thus acquired that property.
Grace, m. to Roger Sherburne, esq. of Wolfhouse.

The eldest son,
Richard SHERBURNE, esq. of Stonyhurst, who died

26th July, 1594, m. first, Matilda, daughter of Richard

Bold, esq. of Bold, and had by her,

Rich ARD, who m. first, Katherine, daughter of Charles, Lord Sturton, secondly, Anne, daughter of Henry Kighley, and thirdly, Anne, daughter of Holden, of Chaighley. He died before the 2nd April, 1628.

Thomas, died young.

Hugh, m. a sister of Sir Roger Dyneley.

Margaret, m. to Lord Townley, of Barnside. Dorothy, m. to Thomas Fleetwood, esq. of Calwich. Mary, m. to John Edwards, esq. of Cheeke.

Richard Sherburne m. secondly, Dame Isabel Wood, and had hy her (with three daughters, Grace, wife of William Hoghton, of Grimsargh; Jane, m. to John Southworth, esq. of Samlesbury; and Isabel,) one son, RICHARD SHERBURNE, esq. of Dunnow, near Sladeburn, who m. Dorothy, daughter of Richard Ashton, esq. of Downham, and had issue,

Henry, who m. Anne, daughter of Francis, Lord Dacre, and died without surviving issue, in 1612. Richard, successor to his father.

Katherine, m. to William Pennington, esq. of Muncaster.

The only surviving son,

Richard SHERBURNE,esq. of Stonyhurst, aged thirtyseven, 4 CHARLEs I. m. first, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Richard Molyneux, of Sefton, by whom he had a daughter, Elizabeth, who died young, and secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Walmesley, esq. of Dunkenhalgh, by whom he left at his decease, 11th February, 1667, a daughter, Anne, wife of Sir Marmaduke Constable, bart. of Everingham, and a son,

RICHARD SHERBURNE, esq. of Stonyhurst who m. Isabel, daughter of John Ingleby, esq. of Lawkland, and had issue,

Nicholas, his heir.

Richard, of Wrigglesworth, who m. Anne, daughter of John Causefield, esq. and d.s. p. 6th April, 1690.

ELIZABETH. m. to WILLIAM, son and heir of Sir John WELD, knt. of Lulworth, in Dorsetshire, and had issue.

Richard Sherburne died 16th August, 1689, and was s. by his son,

* She was previously widow of Humphrey Simpson, esq.

t A handsome marble monument was erected to his memory, with an inscription, concluding in verse thus:

To shun the follies, vices, cares of life,
And private peace prefer to public strife;
To taste below the sweets of heav'nly rest,
Gives us on earth th' enjoyments of the blest.
Thus thought the man, whom virtuous actions gave
Ease in the world, and refuge in the grave;
Who would not wish to be like him retir’d,
And find in death, what he in life desir'd.

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Sir Nicholas died 14th December, 1717, when the BARoNETcy Expired. The estates devolving on his only surviving daughter the Duchess of Norfolk. Her grace d. without issue in 1754, and was succeeded in the possessions of the Sherburnes by the children of her aunt Elizabeth, wife of William Weld, esq. of Lulworth, and they are still enjoyed by the WELD family. (See BURke's Commoners, vol. i.) In 1794, the stately mansion of Stonyhurst, was fixed upon as the seat of an English Catholic College, the heads of which having been driven from their establishment at Liege, by the proscriptions of the French Revolution, were induced, in consequence of the judicious mitigation of the penal enactments in England against Catholic seminaries, to seek an asylum in their native country. A long lease was accordingly obtained of the house and of the college farm, on moderate terms, from the late Thomas Weld, esq. and the old baronial hall of the Sherburnes, with its towers and park-like grounds, converted into a seat of learning.

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RoBERT SHIERs, esq. of Slyfield House, in Great Bookham, Surrey, son and heir of George Shiers, esq. of London, who purchased Slyfield in 1614, died 29th July, 1668, leaving by Elizabeth, his wife, six chil

dren. The eldest son and successor, 1. GEorce SHIERs, esq. of Slyfield House, was created a B.A.Ron ET 15th October, 1684. He m. Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Edmund Dickenson, M.D. of St. Martin’s Lane, London, but had no issue. He died 18th July, 1685, aged twenty-five, when the title became extinct. Sir George bequeathed £30 a year to the poor of Great Bookham, and £20 a year to those of Fetcham. The residue of his estates he gave to his mother, Elizabeth, who died 14th August, 1700, having been a most liberal benefactress to the poor, to whom, as her monumental inscription states, she administered medicine with a skill equal to that of the most experienced physician. In 1693, Mrs. Shiers settled the estate of Slyfield and the manor farm of Tollimorres, with lands in Herts, on herself for life, with remainder to the Rev. Hugh Shortrudge and the heirs of his body, remainder to herself in fee, with power to revoke and appoint new uses. She subsequently made a will, and devised her estates to charitable uses, of which Exeter College, Oxford, was to have a considerable part. In consequence of infor.

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1. ANTHoNY SHIRLEY, esq. of Preston, in Sussex, who was created a BARoNET in 1665, was son of Thomas Shirley, esq. by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Drew Stapley, esq. of London, grandson of Thomas Shirley, esq. of Preston, and great-grandson of Anthony Shirley, who was second son of William Shirley, esq. of Wistenston, and lineally derived from the Shirleys of Staunton Harold. The baronet m. Anne, daughter of Sir Richard Onslow, knt. of West Clandon, in Surrey, and dying about 1683, left with a daughter, Elizabeth, a son,

II. SIR RICHARD SHIRLEY, of Preston, b. about 1654, who m. Judith, sister of Sir James Bateman, knt. and had by her, who wedded, secondly, Sir Henry Hatsell, Richard, his heir; Anthony; Anne, wife of Thomas Western, of Rivenhall; Judith ; and Mary. Sir Richard d. in 1692, and was s. by his son,

111. Sir Richard Shir LEY, of Preston, at whose decease unm. in 1705, the BARoNETcy became Extinct, his sisters being his co-heirs.

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CREAted 27th June, 1786.—Extinct 26th Feb. 1815.


WILLIAM SHIRLEY, esq. son of William Shirley, who died in 1701, by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of John Goodman, derived (it is stated) his descent from the Shirleys of Wistenston. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Baker, of London, and had issue,

William, killed in America in 1755.
John, died at Oswego.
Thomas, of whom presently.
Ralph, died young.

Elizabeth, m. to Eliakim Hutchinson, esq.

Frances, m. to William Bolland, of London.


Harriet, m. to Robert Temple.

Maria, m. to John Erving, of Boston, New England.

The third son, 1. Thomas Shirley, esq. b. at Boston, New England, a major-general in the army, and governor of the Leeward Islands, was created a BARoNET in 1786. He m. 481

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