TREVOR CHARLES ROPER, baron Dacre.
This nobleman was born 14 June 1745, and succeeded to the title upon the death of his maternal brother 12 January 1786.
Lord Dacre married 2 March 1773 Mary, daughter and heiress of sir Thomas Fludyer knight, alderman of the city of London.
The barony of Dacre is originally derived from the family of Vaux, who came over to England with William the conqueror. Hubert de Vaux, in the reign of that prince, obtained the barony of Gillesland in the county of Cumberland. Maud, daughter and heiress of Hubert third in descent from Hubert, married Thomas de Moulton; and Thomas, the great grandson of this marriage, received summons to parliament by the title of baron Moulton of Gillesland in the reign of king Edward the second, from the date of which summons lord Dacre takes precedency.
Margaret, his daughter and heiress, married Ranulph de Dacre, who had summons to parliament in right of his wife by the title of lord Dacre of Gillesland. Thomas sixth lord Dacre, third in descent from Ranulph, had issue.
Upon the death of Thomas sixth lord Dacre 15 January 1459, sir Richard Fiennes was declared a baron in right of his wife. But soon after, a great contest arose respecting the barony, between sir Richard and Humphrey younger son of Thomas sixth lord Dacre; in consequence of which the title of baron Dacre was awarded by king Edward the fourth in the year 1473 to sir Richard Fiennes and Joan his wife, and the manor of Gillesland was adjudged to Humphrey, who was at the same time created baron Dacre of Gillesland, with right of precedency next after Richard Fiennes lord Dacre. In consequence of this adjudication the barons Fiennes lord Dacre were usually denominated lords Dacre of the south, and the barons Dacre lord Dacre were denominated lords Dacre of the north. The title of lord Dacre of the north became extinct in the year 1568, both the remaining heirs being attainted by act of parliament.
Thomas, third lord Dacre of the family of Fiennes, fourth in descent from Richard, was executed for murder in. the year 1541, having issue,
Richard, second lord Dacre of the family of Lennard, the grandson of this marriage, had issue,
Francis, third lord Dacre, embraced the party of the parliament in the civil wars of king Charles the first, but was a friend to moderate measures. He appeared in the house of lords against the ordinance for bringing that monarch to his trial; and in the year 1654, when Cromwel assembled a convention parliament, lord Dacre was chosen a member of the house of commons. He died in the year 1662 ; and Elizabeth his consort, daughter of Paul Bayning lord viscount Bayning, was created by king Charles the second 6 September 1680 countess of the island of Sheppey in the county of Kent for life.
Thomas, fourth lord Dacre, the issue of this marriage, married Anne, daughter of king Charles the second by Barbara duchess of Cleveland, and was created by that monarch 5 October 1674 earl of the county of Sussex. By his death in the year 1715 the earldom became extinct, and the title of baroness Dacre descended to Anne, the issue of this marriage. She was wedded first to Richard, grandson of Richard Barret Lennard, son of Richard second lord Dacre; by whom she has issue
Charles, the father, died 4 February 1755.
Thomas, lord Dacre, her son, married Anna Maria, daughter of sir John Pratt lord chief justice of the court of king's bench, and sister of Charles earl Camden.
PRISCILLA BARBARA ELIZABETH BURREL, baroness Willoughby de Eresby; joint possessor of the office of hereditary lord great chamberlain of the kingdom of Great Britain.
This lady was born 15 February 1761, and succeeded to the title. upon the death of her brother 8 July 1779. She was admitted to the dignity of joint possessor of the office of hereditary lord. great chamberlain of the kingdom of Great Britain -- May 1781.
Lady Willoughby de Eresby married 23 February 1779 Peter Burrel of Beckenham in the county of Kent esquire, who was knighted by king George the third -- ----- 1781, and appointed deputy lord great chamberlain of the kingdom of Great Britain. He succeeded to the dignity of a baronet upon the death of his great uncle 6 April 1787. The issue of their marriage is Peter Robert, born 19 March 1782.
The barony of Eresby was originally bestowed upon Walter de Beck, who came over to England with William the conqueror. Walter, fourth in descent from Walter, had issue,
Robert Willoughby, son of William and Alice, inherited the estate of his great uncle the bishop of Durham, and had summons to parliament in the reign of king Edward the second by the title of lord Willoughby de Eresby from the date of which summons the barons Willoughby de Eresby take precedence. John, second lord Willoughby, his son, had a principal command at the battle of Cressy 26 August 1346.
Robert, third lord Willoughby, had issue,
William, fifth lord Willoughby, son of William, had issue,
Robert, sixth lord Willoughby, was one of those leaders who immortalised themselves in the war begun by king Henry the fifth for the crown of France. By king Henry the sixth he was created a peer of that realm by the titles of baron Willoughby of Monblai and Beaumesnil, and count of Vendosme and Beaumont. He valiantly resisted the success of the French; and, the city of Paris being at length betrayed into their hands, he retired with a small garrison into the fortress of the Bastile, where he obtained honourable terms of surrender in the year 1436. He died in the year 1446, having issue
Sir Robert, son of Richard and Joan, engaged in an insurrection against king Edward the fourth; upon the news of which that monarch summoned Richard seventh lord Welles his father, to attend him in London; and having seduced him from a sanctuary in which he had taken refuge, obliged him to command his son to lay down his arms. Sir Robert refused to obey the commands of his father; and the king, enraged at his disobedience, caused the head of lord Welles to be immediately struck off. Sir Robert endeavoured to revenge this profligate injustice; but, having fought for some hours, and being forsaken by his soldiers, he was taken prisoner and beheaded 14 March 1470.
Joan, daughter and heiress of Richard seventh lord Welles, married Richard, brother to William first lord Hastings, lord chamberlain of the houshold to king Edward the fourth, who in her right was summoned to parliament by the title of lord Welles. Upon his death the title of Welles became extinct in this branch, and that of Willoughby reverted to William tenth lord Willoughby, fourth in descent from Thomas younger son of William fifth lord Willoughby.
William, tenth lord Willoughby, had issue
GEORGE WILLIAM TWISLETON, baron Say and Sele; an ensign the Coldstream regiment of foot guards.
This nobleman was born 14 April 1769 and appointed 11 July 1785 an ensign in the Coldstream regiment of foot guards. He succeeded to the title upon the death of his father 1 July 1788.
The barony of Say has descended to its present possessor from the family of Fiennes, whose ancestor John de Fiennes was hereditary governor of Dover Castle and warden of the Cinque Ports. Ingelram, third in descent from John, was killed at the battle of Acon in the Holy Land in the year 1190. Ingelram, third in descent from Ingelram, adhered to the party of king Henry the third in his wars against the barons. He had issue,
William, the issue of this marriage, had issue,
William, second lord Say and Sele, his son, was constituted in the year 1461 vice admiral to the earl of Warwic lord high admiral of England, and was killed fighting for king Edward the fourth at the battle of Barnet 14 April 1471. He suffered great calamities in the wars of York and Lancaster; and his estates being dissipated, the title remained dormant, till it was confirmed to Richard fifth in descent by king James the first 9 August 1603.
William, son of Richard, was created by that monarch 7 July 1624. viscount Say and Sele, and was constituted by king Charles the second upon his restoration lord keeper of the privy seal. He died 14 April 1662, having issue,
John, third in descent from John Twisleton and Elizabeth daughter of James second lord viscount Say and Sele, married Anne, daughter of William Gardner of Little Bourton in the county of Oxford; by which lady, who died 14 January 1769, he had issue,
John, the father, died -- ----- 1763.
Thomas, second son, embraced the profession of the army, and was admitted to the dignity of baron Say and Sele 21 June 1781. He married 12 December 1767 Elizabeth, daughter of sir Edward Turner of Ambroseden in the county of Oxford baronet; by which lady he had issue,
CHARLES PHILIP STOURTON, baron Stourton.
This nobleman was born 22 August 1752, and succeeded to the title upon the death of his father 3 October 1781. He professes the Roman Catholic religion.
Lord Stourton married 15 June 1775 Mary, daughter of Marmaduke Langdale lord Langdale; by which lady he has issue,
The family of Stourton is descended from Botolph Stourton of Stourton in the county of Wilts, who defended the pass of Glastonbury against William the conqueror till he obtained from that prince the terms he required. John, his descendant, in the reign of king Henry the sixth, was appointed treasurer of the houshold to that monarch, and created baron Stourton of Stourton. Charles, seventh lord Stourton, fourth in descent from John, was convicted of murder in the reign of queen Mary, and executed 16 March 1557. William, tenth lord Stourton, his grand son, had issue
JOHN PEYTO VERNEY, baron Willoughby de Broke; one of the lords of his majesty's bedchamber, a vice president of the humane society and doctor of laws.
This nobleman was born 4 August 1738, and succeeded to the title upon the death of his uncle 11 August 1752 He was constituted one of the lords of his majesty's bedchamber -- February 1763.
Lord Willoughby de Broke married 8 October 1761 Louisa, daughter of Francis earl of Guildford; by which lady he has issue,
Robert, grandson of Thomas younger son of Robert third lord Willoughby de Eresby, early distinguished himself on the party of Henry earl of Richmond, afterwards king Henry the seventh, and, upon the defeat of Stafford duke of Buckingham, fled to that prince upon the continent. He shared in the decisive battle of Bosworth 22 August 1485, and by king Henry the seventh was created baron Willoughby de Broke. He was commander in chief of the army sent to the relief of the duke of Bretagne in 1489, and one of the commanders at the battle of Blackheath 22 June 1497. Robert, second lord Willoughby de Broke, was a leader in the expedition against Fontarabia in the year 1512, and had issue
Sir Richard Verney had issue, by this marriage,
George, second lord Willoughby de Broke of the family of Verney, his son, died 26 December 1728, having issue,
GEORGE WILLIAM FREDERIC OSBORNE, baron Coniers of Hornby.
This nobleman was born 2 January 1775, and succeeded to the title upon the death of his mother 26 January 1784. He is commonly called earl of Danby in right of his paternal descent, as son of Francis Godolphin marquis of Carmarthen, son of Thomas duke of Leeds.
The barony of Coniers has descended to its present possessor from the family of Coniers, whose ancestors came over to England in the reign of William the conqueror. William Coniers was created by king Henry the seventh baron Coniers of Hornby; and John, third lord Coniers, his grandson, had issue
Coniers lord Darcy, his son, adhered to the party of king Charles the first in the civil wars, and was created by king Charles the second 5 December 1682 earl of Holdernesse in the county of York. Robert, third earl of Holdernesse, third in descent from Coniers, was constituted by king George the first 31 January 1718 first lord commissioner of trade and plantations which office he resigned 9 May 1719.
Robert, fourth earl of Holdernesse, his son, was constituted by king George the second 12 July 1751 one of the principal secretaries of state, which office he resigned in March 1761. He was farther declared 12 April 1771 governor to the prince of Wales and the duke of York, and resigned that appointment 28 May 1776. Lord Holdernesse married Mary, daughter of Francis Doublet, one of the nobles of the province of Holland; by which lady, who was appointed in the year 1770 one of the ladies of her majesty's bedchamber, He had issue,
Amelia, baroness Coniers, married first 21 July 1773 Francis Godolphin marquis of Carmarthen, son of Thomas duke of Leeds; by whom she had issue,
HENRY BEAUCHAMP SAINT JOHN, baron Saint John of Bletshoe and a baronet.
This nobleman was born 2 August 1758, and succeeded to the title upon the death of his father 27 April 1767.
Lord Saint John married 2 December 1780 Emma, daughter of Samuel Whitbread of Cardington in the county of Bedford esquire; by which lady he has issue,
The family of Saint John is descended from Hugh de Port, who was proprietor of the barony of Basing in the county of Southampton at the time that William the conqueror came into England. William de Port, third in descent from Hugh, assumed the surname of Saint John in right of his grandmother Muriel, daughter of Roger de Saint John, whose ancestors came over to England with William the conqueror. Robert, grandson of William, had issue,
Oliver, sixth in descent from William, married Margaret, sister and heiress of John Beauchamp lord Beauchamp of Bletshoe; by which lady, who married secondly John Beaufort duke of Somerset, and was grandmother of king Henry the seventh, he had issue,
Oliver, grandson of John, was created by queen Elizabeth baron Saint John of Bletshoe. Oliver, third lord Saint John, his son, had issue,
Oliver, fourth lord Saint John, was created by king James the first 28 December 1624 earl of Bolingbroke in the county of Lincoln, and had issue,
John, eleventh lord Saint John, son of Saint Andrew tenth lord Saint John, married Elizabeth, daughter of sir Ambrose Crowley of Greenwich in the county of Kent; by which lady, who died 24 October 1769, he had issue,
John, twelfth lord Saint John, married 13 December 1755 Susannah Louisa, daughter of Peter Simmond of the city of London esquire; by which lady he had issue,
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