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The English Peerage - Barons

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EGERTON, LORD GREY DE WILTON.

 


THOMAS EGERTON, baron Grey de Wilton, and a baronet.

This nobleman was born -- ---- ----, and succeeded to the baronetage upon the death of his father 7 August 1756. He was elected 1768, 1774 and 1780 to represent the county palatine of Lancaster. By king George the third he was created baron Grey de Wilton.

Lord Grey de Wilton married 12 September 1769 Eleanor, daughter of sir Ralph Ashton of Middleton in the county palatine of Lancaster baronet; by which lady he has issue,

  1. Eleanor, born 21 July 1770.
  2. Thomas Grey, born 21 December 1780.
  3. A daughter, born 4 September 1788.

The family of Egerton is descended in the female line from Robert Fitzhugh, baron of Malpas in the reign of king William the conqueror. William de Belward, heir of this barony in the reign of king Henry the second, had issue,

  1. David, father of William, with whom the barony appears to have ceased; and of Philip, who assumed the surname of Egerton.
  2. Robert, ancestor to the earl of Cholmondeley.

John, sixth in descent from Philip, was killed in the battle of Bloreheath 23 September 1459. Philip, his son, had issue,

  1. John.
  2. Ralph, ancestor to the duke of Bridgwater.

Rowland, fifth in descent from John, was created a baronet by king James the first 15 April 1617, and married Bridget, daughter and heiress of Arthur Grey, lord Grey de Wilton.

Sir Holland, fourth baronet, third in descent from this marriage, married Eleanor, daughter of sir Roger Cave of Stanford in the county of Northampton baronet; by which lady, who married secondly 1732 John, son of sir Thomas Brooke of Norton in the county palatine of Chester baronet, and died 26 September 1734, he had issue,

  1. Sir Edward, fifth baronet, who died -- March 1744.
  2. Sir Thomas Grey, fifth baronet.
  3. William.
  4. Elizabeth Charlotte.

Sir Holland died 25 April 1730.

Sir Thomas Grey, sixth baronet, married 14 June 1748 Catherine, daughter of the reverend ----- Copley of Wakefield in the county of by which lady he had issue,

  1. Thomas, lord Grey de Wilton.
  2. John.

C R E A T I O N.

 

Baron Grey de Wilton in the county of Hereford 15 May 1784.

C H I E F S E A T S.

 

Heaton in the county palatine of Lancaster ;

Wrinehil in the county of Stafford;

and Farthinghoe in the county of Northampton.

 


COCKS, LORD SOMMERS.

 


CHARLES COCKS, baron Sommers of Evesham, and a baronet.

This nobleman was born 29 June 1725, and elected 1768, 1774 and 1780 to represent the borough of Ryegate in the county of Surrey. He was constituted 1758 clerk of the deliveries of the office of ordnance, which appointment he exchanged 18 December 1772 for that of clerk of the office of ordnance, and resigned in March 1782. He was created a baronet by king George the third 19 September 1772, and afterwards baron Sommers of Evesham.

Lord Sommers married first 2 August 1759 Elizabeth, sister of Edward lord Eliot; by which lady, who died 1 January 1771, he has issue,

  1. John Sommers, born 6 May 1760, and elected 1782 to represent the borough of West Loo in the county of Cornwal, and 1784 to represent the borough of Grampound in that county.
  2. Mary Judith, born 2 February 1762.
  3. Henrietta, born 28 August 1769.

Lord Sommers married secondly 20 May 1772 Anne, daughter of Reginald Pole Carew, of Stoke in the county of Devon esquire ; by which lady he has issue

  1. Anna Maria, born 14 March 1773.
  2. Philip James, born 2 December 1774.
  3. Reginald, born 14 January 1777.
  4. John Frederic, born -- July 1786.

The family of Cocks has been traced back to the reign of king Edward the first. Thomas Cocks, in the reign of queen Elizabeth, had issue,

  1. Thomas.
  2. Richard, father of Richard who was created a baronet by king Charles the second 7 February 1661, which title is now extinct.

Thomas, the elder son, had issue,

  1. Thomas, grandfather of Mary.
  2. Charles, who married Mary, sister of John Sommers lord Sommers of Evesham, lord high chancellor of England; by which lady he had issue,
    1. James, father of James who was killed in the attack of Saint Cas 11 September 1758;
    2. and John.

John, younger son of Charles, married Mary, grand-daughter and heiress of Thomas elder brother of his father; by which lady, who died 4 February 1779, he had issue,

  1. Charles, lord Sommers.
  2. Mary, born -- June 1728.
  3. Elizabeth, born 11 July 1729.
  4. John, who embraced the clerical profession, and was constituted prebendary of the cathedral of Bristol.
  5. Joseph, who married Margaret, daughter of John Thorniloe of the city of Worcester esquire; by which lady he had issue
    1. Mary, married to William Russel of Powyck in the county of Worcester esquire;
    2. and Margaret. He died 4 April 1775.
  6. James, a banker of the city of London, born 22 June 1734, who married 5 November 1772 Martha, daughter of Charles Watson esquire, a vice admiral of the red squadron of his majesty's navy; by which lady he has issue.
  7. Philip, born 27 February 1739, who embraced the clerical profession, and was constituted prebendary of the cathedral of Lincoln.
  8. Thomas Sommers, a banker of the city of London, born 3 December 1737, who married 29 August 1768 Anne, daughter of Alexander Thistlewayte of Southwick Place in the county of Southampton esquire; by which lady he has issue.
  9. Richard, born -- August 1740, who embraced the profession of the law. John, the father, died 24 June 1771.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Sommers of Evesham in the county of Worcester 17 May 1784.

 

C H I E F S E A T.

Castleditch in the county of Hereford; and Dumbleton in the county of Gloucester.

 


PARKER, LORD BORINGDON.

 


JOHN PARKER, baron Boringdon of Boringdon.

This nobleman was born 3 May 1772, and succeeded to the title upon the death of his father 29 April 1788.

The family of Parker has been traced back to the reign of queen Elizabeth.

John Parker, in the reign of king George the second, married Catherine, daughter of John, first earl Poulet; by which lady, who died 16 August 1758, he had issue,

  1. John.
  2. Montagu Edmund, who married 1775 Charity, daughter of Paul Ourry of Plympton in the county of Devon esquire; by which lady he has issue Montagu and Frances.
  3. Henrietta.
  4. Catherine, married to Henry Lambert of Hope End in the county of Hereford esquire.
  5. Bridget, married to Redmond Kelly of Isleworth in the county of Middlesex esquire.

John, the father, died 18 April 1768.

John, the elder son, was created by king George the third baron Boringdon of Boringdon. He married Theresa, daughter of Thomas first lord Grantham; by which lady, who died 21 December 1775, he had issue,

  1. John, present and second lord Boringdon.
  2. Theresa, born 22 September 1775.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Boringdon of Boringdon in the county of Devon 18 May 1784.

 

C H I E F S E A T.

Salteram and North Moulton in the county of Devon.

 


HILL, LORD BERWICK.

 


NOEL HILL, baron Berwick of Attingham.; lieutenant colonel of the militia of the county of Salop.

This nobleman was born -- ---- ---- and elected 1768, 1774 and 1780 to represent the county of Salop. By king George the third he was created baron Berwick of Attingham.

Lord Berwick married 17 November 1768 Anna, daughter of Henry Vernon of Hilton in the county of Stafford esquire; by which lady he has issue,

  1. Thomas Noel, born 7 October 1774.
  2. William
  3. Richard.
  4. Henrietta Maria.
  5. Anna.
  6. Amelia Louisa.

The family of Hill has been traced back to the reign of king Henry the third. Humphrey Hill, in the reign of king Henry the seventh, had issue,

  1. Ralph.
  2. Thomas, father of sir Rowland Hill lord mayor of London in the reign of king Edward the sixth.

Rowland, fifth in descent from Ralph, adhered to the party of king Charles the first in the civil war, and had issue,

  1. Richard, who was employed in several foreign embassies, particularly to Victor Amadeus, king of Sardinia. He died 11 June 1727.
  2. John, father of Rowland.
  3. -----, father of Samuel.
  4. -----, father of Thomas.

Rowland, son of John, was by king George the first, in consideration of the public services of Richard his uncle, created a baronet 20 January 1727, with remainder to Samuel and Thomas, his cousins. He married 27 June 1732 Jane, daughter of sir Brian Broughton of Broughton in the county of Stafford baronet; by which lady he had issue,

  1. Sir Richard, present and third baronet, and author of several publications in favour of the tenets of the sect of the Methodists. He was elected 1780 and 1784 to represent the county of Salop.
  2. Rowland, who embraced the clerical profession, and is a distinguished leader of the sect of the Methodists.
  3. Jane.
  4. Elizabeth. Sir Rowland, the father, died 1752.

Thomas, third nephew, married Mary, daughter of William Noel, one of the judges of the court of common pleas ; by which lady, who died 14 February 1760, he had issue,

  1. Noel, lord Berwick.
  2. Maria, married first to sir Brian Broughton Delves of Broughton in the county of Stafford baronet, and secondly to Henry Errington of Sandoe in the county of Northumberland esquire.

Thomas, the father, died June 1782.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Berwick of Attingham 19 May 1784.

 

C H I E F S E A T.

Tern Hall in the county of Salop; and Shenstone in the county of Stafford.

 


DUTTON, LORD SHIREBORNE.

 


JAMES DUTTON, baron Shireborne of Shireborne.

This nobleman was baptized 27 October 1744, and elected 1780 to represent the county of Gloucester. By king George the third he was created baron Shireborne of Shireborne.

Lord Shireborne married 7 July 1774 Mary, daughter of Wenman Roberts Coke of Longford in the county of Derby esquire; by which lady he has issue,

  1. Elizabeth Jane, born 28 May 1775.
  2. Anne Margaret, baptized 9 November 1776.
  3. Frances Mary, baptized 1 January 1778.
  4. John, baptized 23 February 1779.

The family of Dutton is descended from Odard, who came over to England with William the conqueror. Hugh, his grandson, assumed the surname of Dutton. William Dutton, in the reign of queen Elizabeth, had issue,

  1. John, who was committed to the prison of Gloucester for refusing to contribute to the benevolences in the reign of king Charles the first, but afterwards distinguished himself on the party of the sovereign.
  2. Ralph, whose grandson Ralph was created a baronet by king Charles the second 22 June 1678, and had issue,
    1. Sir John, second baronet, upon whose death 1 February 1743 the title became extinct.
    2. Anne, married to James Naper of Loughcrew in the county of Meath in the kingdom of Ireland esquire; by whom she had issue,
      1. James Lenox;
      2. Anne, married to ----- Pollard of Castle Pollard in the county of Westmeath esquire;
      3. and Mary.

James Lenox, the eldest son, assumed the name of Dutton in compliance with the will of his maternal uncle, and married Jane, daughter of Christopher Bond of Newland in the county of Gloucester esquire; by which lady he had issue,

  1. James, lord Shireborne.
  2. William, baptized 3 June 1749, who bears the surname of Naper.
  3. Anne, married 15 January 1760 to Samuel Blackwel of Ampney Park in the county of Gloucester esquire.
  4. Mary, baptized 24 June 1750, and married 25 May 1769 to Thomas Master of Cirencester in the county of Gloucester esquire.
  5. Frances, baptized 28 October 1752, and married 9 September 1771 to Charles Lambert of Beau Park in the county of Meath in the kingdom of Ireland esquire.
  6. Jane, married 5 October 1775 to Thomas William Coke of Holkham in the county of Norfolk esquire.
  7. Ralph, baptized 10 November 1755.

James Lenox, the father, died 14 September 1776.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Shireborne of Shireborne in the county of Gloucester 20 May 1784

C H I E F S E A T.

Shireborne in the county of Gloucester.

 


DOUGLAS, LORD DOUGLAS.

 


WILLIAM DOUGLAS, duke of Queensberry, marquis of Queensberry and Dumfries, earl of Queensberry, Drumlanrig, Sanquhar, March, Ruglen and Solway, viscount Drumlanrig, Nith, Torthorald, Ross and Tibbers, baron Douglas of Hawick and Tibbers, baron Douglas of Kinmount, Middleby and Dornock, and baron Douglas of Nidpath, Lym and Manerhead of the kingdom of Scotland; baron Douglas of Amesbury of the kingdom of Great Britain; knight of the thistle, and one of the lords of his majesty's bedchamber.

This nobleman was born -- ----- 1730. He succeeded to the titles of baron Douglas of Nidpath, Lym and Manerhead, and earl of March upon the death of his father. Upon the accession of his present majesty he was constituted one of the lords of the bedchamber, and elected knight companion of the most ancient order of the thistle. He succeeded to the other Scottish honours upon the death of his cousin 22 October 1778, and was elected in the years 1780 and 1784 one of the sixteen representatives of the peerage of Scotland. By king George the third he was created baron Douglas of Amesbury.

The family of Douglas is descended from sir William Douglas, who was created by Malcolm the third, king of Scotland, 1061 baron Douglas. William, lord Douglas, his descendant, was created by king David the second 1346 earl of Douglas, and had issue,

  1. ------- , second earl of Douglas.
  2. George, who married Margaret, daughter of John Stuart earl of Angus, in whose right he succeeded to that title. William, earl of Angus, his descendant, was created by king Charles the first 1633 marquis of Douglas, and is ancestor to the present duke of Hamilton.

William, earl of Douglas, descended from the elder branch, married Margaret, daughter of Donald earl of Mar, in whose right he succeeded to that title. James, earl of Douglas, the issue of this marriage, had issue,

  1. Archibald, earl of Douglas, who was taken prisoner at the battle of Shrewsbury 6 July 1403. These titles were forfeited to the crown in 1455.
  2. William, who engaged in the wars of Charles the seventh, king of France, against the English, and is said to have been. killed at the battle of Verneuil 16 August 1424.

The earl of Douglas, his father, was killed at the battle of Otterborn 31 July 1388.

William, grandson of William younger son of James earl of Douglas, was killed in the defence of king James the third in the action of Kirconnel 22 July 1483. William, his grandson, was killed at the battle of Flodden Field 9 September 1513. William, his grandson, distinguished himself against Mary queen of Scots at the battle of Langside 13 May 1568. William, his grandson, was created by king Charles the first 1 April 1628 baron Douglas of Hawick and Tibbers and viscount. Drumlanrig, and 13 June 1633 earl of Queensberry. James, second earl of Queensberry, his son, suffered considerably for his loyalty in the ensuing civil wars.

William, third earl of Queensberry, his son, was constituted by king Charles the second 1 June 1680 lord justice general of the kingdom of Scotland, and created 11 February 1682 baron Douglas of Kinmount, Middleby and Dornock, viscount of Nith, Torthorald and Ross, earl of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar, and marquis of Queensberry. He exchanged 12 May in that year the office of lord justice general for that of lord high treasurer of the kingdom of Scotland, and was farther created 3 November 1684 marquis of Dumfries, and duke of Queensberry. By king James the second he was appointed -- May 1685 lord high commissioner to the Scottish parliament, and -- February 1686 lord president of the privy council of that kingdom. In the latter end of that year he was removed from all his employments for refusing to consent to the repeal of the penal and test laws, and died March 1695, having issue,

  1. James, second duke of Queensberry.
  2. William.

James, second duke of Queensberry, entered early into the measures of the revolution, and was constituted by king William the third 1695 lord keeper of the privy seal of the kingdom of Scotland, and 1700 lord high commissioner to the Scottish parliament. Upon the accession of queen Anne he exchanged 8 May 1702 the office of lord keeper of the privy seal for that of secretary of state for the kingdom of Scotland, and was twice her majesty's lord high commissioner to the Scottish parliament In the year 1704 he resigned all his employments, and was again constituted 1705 lord keeper of the privy seal for the kingdom of Scotland. He was declared 6 May 1706 lord high commissioner to the parliament by which the union between the two kingdoms was ratified and enacted, for which services he was created 26 May 1708 baron of Rippon in the county of York, marquis of Beverley in that county, and duke of Dover in the county of Kent of the kingdom of Great Britain, and obtained a pension of three thousand pounds per annum. He exchanged 3 February 1710 the office of lord keeper of the privy seal for that of secretary of state for the Kingdom of Scotland, and died 6 July 1711.

Charles, third duke of Queensberry, his son, was created by queen Anne 1706 earl of Solway of the kingdom of Scotland, and constituted by king George the third 23 June 1761 lord keeper of the privy seal of the kingdom of Scotland, which office he exchanged 16 April 1763 for that of lord justice general of that kingdom. He married Catherine, daughter of Henry Hyde earl of Rochester, and together with his duchess attached himself to the protection of literature, and was the patron of Mr. John Gay, author of the Beggars Opera. Her grace died 1777, and upon the death of the duke of Queensberry the English honours became Extinct.

William, son of William first duke of Queensberry, was created by king William the third 20 April 1697 earl of March of the kingdom of Scotland. William, second earl of March, his son, married Anne, daughter of John Douglas second earl of Selkirk of the kingdom of Scotland; by which lady, who was married secondly 1746 to Anthony Sawyer esquire, he had issue,

  1. James, present and fourth duke of Queensberry
  2. Isabel.
  3. Mary.
  4. Jane

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Douglas of Amesbury in the county of Wilts 21 August 1786.

 

C H I E F S E A T S.

Drumlanrig in the county of Dumfries; Nidpath in the county of Tweedale; and

Amesbury in the county of Wilts.

 


BERESFORD, LORD TYRONE.

 


GEORGE DE LA POER BERESFORD, earl of Tyrone, viscount Tyrone, baron la Poer of Curraghmore, baron Beresford of Beresford, and a baronet of the kingdom of Ireland ; baron Tyrone of Haverfordwest of the kingdom of Great Britain; knight of Saint Patrick, one of his majesty's most honourable privy council of the kingdom of Ireland, and governor and custos rotulorum of the county of Waterford.

This nobleman was born 8 January l735, and succeeded to the Irish honours upon the death of his father 4 April 1763. He was elected knight companion of the most illustrious order of Saint Patrick at the institution of that order 5 February 1783, and by king George the third was created baron Tyrone of Haverfordwest of the king of Great Britain.

The family of Beresford has been traced back to the reign of king William the second. John Beresford, in the reign of king Richard the second, had issue,

  1. Thomas, who served with distinction in the wars of king Henry the sixth for the crown of France.
  2. Humphrey, grand-father of Tristram, who was created a baronet of the kingdom of Ireland by king Charles the second in the year 1662. Sir Tristram, third baronet, his grandson, signalized himself on the party of king William at the period of the revolution, and was attainted by the Irish parliament of king James the second 7 May 1689.

Sir Marcus, fourth baronet, his son, married Catherine, baroness La Poer, daughter and heiress of James la Poer earl of Tyrone, and was created by king George the first 4 November 1720 baron Beresford of Beresford in the county of Cavan, and viscount of the county of Tyrone of the kingdom of Ireland; and by king George the second 18 June 1746 earl of that county. The issue of this marriage was,

  1. George de La Poer, present and second earl of Tyrone.
  2. John, born 14 March 1738, who was constituted in the year 1770 one of the commissioners of the revenue of the kingdom of Ireland, and succeeded by seniority 5 December 1780 to the office of first commissioner of the revenue of that kingdom. He is also joint taster of wines in the excise of that kingdom for life, one of his majesty's most honourable privy council, and member of parliament for the county of Waterford. He married first 1760 Anne Constantia, daughter of ---- Ligondes count de Ligondes of the kingdom of France; which lady dying, he married secondly 12 June 1774 -----, daughter of sir William Montgomery baronet of the kingdom of Ireland, and sister of marchioness Townshend.
  3. William, born 1743, who married 1763 Elizabeth, daughter of John Fitzgibbon esquire.
  4. Anne, married 16 August 1738 to William Annesley, first lord viscount Glerawley of the kingdom of Ireland.
  5. Jane, married to Edward Carey of Dungarvan esquire.
  6. Catherine, married first to Thomas Christmas of Whitfield esquire; and secondly to Theophilus Jones esquire. She died 1763.
  7. Araminta, married to George Paul Monck esquire.
  8. Frances Maria, married to the right honourable Henry Flood.
  9. Elizabeth, married to Thomas Cobb esquire.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Tyrone of Haverfordwest in the county of Pembroke 21 August 1786.

 

C H I E F S E A T S.

Curraghmore in the county of Waterford in the kingdom of Ireland; and

Walworth in the county of Londonderry in that kingdom.

 


BOYLE, LORD CARLETON.

 


RICHARD BOYLE, earl of Shannon, viscount Boyle of Bandon, and baron of Castle Martyr of the kingdom of Ireland; baron Carleton of Carleton of the kingdom of Great Britain; knight of Saint Patrick, one of his majesty's most honourable privy council of the kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland, one of the joint vice treasurers of the kingdom of Ireland, and governor and custos rotulorum of the county of Cork.

This nobleman was born 30 January 1727, and succeeded to the Irish honours upon the death of his father 28 December 1764. He was constituted in the year 1766 master general of the office of ordnance of the kingdom of Ireland, which employment he resigned in the year 1770, and was appointed 1774 muster-master general of his majesty's forces in that kingdom, which office he exchanged December 1781 for that of one of the joint vice treasurers of that kingdom. He was elected knight companion of the most illustrious order of Saint Patrick at the institution of that order 5 February 1783. By king George the third he was created baron Carleton of Carleton of the kingdom of Great Britain.

The earl of Shannon married 15 December 1763 Catherine, daughter of John, son of Brabazon first earl of Besborough of the kingdom of Ireland; by which lady he has issue,

  1. Henrietta.
  2. Henry, lord viscount Bandon.

Henry, grandson of Roger first earl of Orrery, was elected 15 October 1733 speaker of the honourable house of commons of the kingdom of Ireland. He was constituted 19 November 1734 chancellor of the exchequer in that kingdom, which office he exchanged 6 November 1735 for that of first commissioner of the revenue. He again exchanged the employment of first commissioner for that of chancellor of the exchequer 11 April 1739. He was fourteen times one of the lords justices for the administration of the government of the kingdom of Ireland, and was created by king George the second 20 March 1756 baron of Castle Martyr in the county of Cork, viscount Boyle of Bandon, and earl of Shannon of the kingdom of Ireland. He married Henrietta, daughter of Charles second earl of Burlington; by which lady, who died 13 December 1746, he had issue,

  1. Richard, present and second earl of Shannon.
  2. Henry, who assumed the surname of Walsingham.
  3. Charles, born -- May 1734.
  4. Robert, a captain in the navy, who assumed the surname of Walsingham, and served with distinction in the late war. He was lost at sea in the year 1782.
  5. Juliana, married 18 May 1745 to Somerset Hamilton Butler, first earl of Carrick of the kingdom of Ireland.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Carleton of Carleton in the county of York 21 August 1736.

 

C H I E F S E A T.

Castle Martyr in the county of Cork.

 


DELAVAL, LORD DELAVAL.

 


JOHN HUSSEY DELAVAL, baron Delaval of Delaval, and a baronet of the kingdom of Great Britain; baron Delaval of Redford of the kingdom of Ireland.

This nobleman was elected 1780 and 1784 to represent the borough of Berwick in the county of Northumberland. By king George the third he was created 20 September 1783 baron Delaval of Redford in the county of Wicklow of the kingdom of Ireland, and afterwards baron Delaval of Delaval of the kingdom of Great Britain.

Lord Delaval married Susannah, daughter of R---- Robinson esquire, and relict of John Potter esquire; by which lady, who died 1 October 1783, He has issue,

  1. Sophia Anne, married to John Maximilian Jadis esquire
  2. Elizabeth, married to George lord Audley.
  3. Frances, married to John Fenton Cawthorn of Cawthorn in the county of York esquire. Sarah Hussey, married -- June 1780 to George Carpenter, earl of Tyrconnel of the kingdom of Ireland.

The family of Delaval is said to be descended from Gouldbrand, hersa of Gouldbrandsdal in the kingdom of Norway, whose daughter Offa married Harold Harfager, first king of Norway. Gouldbrand, fourth hersa, third in descent from Gouldbrand, was ancestor to the house of Simmern, princes of the Holy Roman empire; and Forbrand, his younger son, fought against the Pagans under Saint Olaus, king of Norway, and was killed in the year 1035. Philip, his son, married Adelicia, daughter of Richard second duke of Normandy; by which lady he had issue Richard and Forbrand, who were killed in the first crusade in the year 1142. Richard, the elder, married Maria, daughter of Guido duke of Lorraine; by which lady he had issue,

  1. William, lord of Vernon in the duchy of Normandy, who is said to have been created earl of Devon in the kingdom of England, and to have been the progenitor of lord Vernon.
  2. Guido, father of Guido lord of Delaval in the duchy of Normandy.

Guido, lord of Delaval, had issue,

  1. Guioferi, who married Eudocia, daughter of the count of Saint Clare, and by her is said to have been pro-genitor of the princes of the Orcades, of the earl of Caithness of the kingdom of Scotland, and of the lords of Delaval in the duchy of Normandy.
  2. Henry, who came over to England with William the conqueror, and was ancestor in the seventh degree of sir Gilbert Delaval, one of the rebellious barons in the reign of king John.

Robert, fourteenth in descent from sir Gilbert, had issue,

  1. Ralph, ancestor of Ralph, who was created a baronet by king Charles the second 29 June 1660, which title is now extinct.
  2. John.

Francis Blake, fourth in descent from John, married Rhoda, daughter of Robert Appreece of Washingley in the county of Huntingdon esquire, and descendant of John Hussey lord Hussey; by which lady, who died 1759, he had issue,

  1. Sir Francis Blake, knight of the bath, who died -- August 1771.
  2. John Hussey, lord Delaval.
  3. Edward.
  4. Rhoda married to sir Edward Astley of Melton Constable in the county of Norfolk baronet. She died -- ---- ----.
  5. Anne, married first to sir William, son of Philip third earl of Chesterfield; and secondly to Morris, an officer in the army.
  6. Sarah, married 30 January 1760 to John Savile, first earl of Mexborough of the kingdom of Ireland.

Francis Blake, the father, died -- December 1752.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Delaval of Delaval in the county of Northumberland 21 August 1786.

 

C H I E F S E A T S.

Seaton Delaval and Ford Castle in the county of Northumberland; and

Doddington in the county of Lincoln.

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