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Percy, 11th Earl of Northumberland.

Was Colonel of Horse Guards and “Gold Stick" to George I. On 23 Oct., 1717, was admitted, at his own request, Fell. of the Royal Coll. Physic., London, K.G., 1719. Was born March, 1688; died 6 July, 1749, aged 60, when his titles became extinct. He married Mary, dau. and coh. of John, first Duke of Marlborough, no male issue

surviving. 16. Scroope Egerton, 4th Earl of Bridgewater, was

the third son of John, 3rd Earl, by his second wife, Jane, eldest dau. of Charles, Duke of Bolton: he was born 11 Aug., 1681 ; his two elder brothers were burned to death when Bridgewater House, Barbican, London, destroyed by fire in April, 1687.

He was created Duke of Bridgewater in 1720. Was married firstly to Elizabeth, dau. and coh. of John, second Duke of Marlborough: and secondly to Rachel, sister to his son-in-law, the Duke of Bedford. He died 11 Jan., 1745, aged 63, and was buried in Little Gaddesden Church, Herts. His burial is recorded in the register on 20 Jan., 1744-5, "in linnen;" there is no monument to his memory. He was succeeded by his son John, 2nd Duke, who died unmarried, and was succeeded by his brother Francis 3rd Duke, “ the founder of inland navigation," at whose death, in 1803, the dukedom became extinct. The earldom

became extinct in 1829. 17. James Compton was the son of George, Earl of

Northampton ; born in London, 1688. Matriculated at Ch. Ch., Oxon, 8 June, 1703, age 16. Succeeded as 5th Earl in 1727. M.P. for Warwickshire 1710-1. Recorder of Northants. Died at Chiswick 3 Oct., 1754, aged 67. Buried

at Compton Parva, Warwick. 18. Arthur Annesley, 5th Earl of Angelsey, was the

third son of James, 2nd Earl by Elizabeth, dau. of John, Earl of Rutland. He succeeded his brother John, the 4th Earl, in 1710. He married Mary, dau. of John Thompson, Lord Haversham. He was made a Lord Justice by George I., and

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a privy councillor, also joint treasurer of Ireland. He was also high steward of Cambridge University, which he represented in three Parliaments. He died and was buried at Farnborough, Hants, 31 March, 1737, age 57. Having no issue, he was succeeded by his kinsman, Richard, 5th Lord Altham. The holders of the title of Viscount

Valentia are of his family. 19. George Henry Lee, 2nd Earl of Lichfield, was the

fourth son of Edward Henry, the first Earl, and
his wife, Charlotte Fitz-Roy, dau. of Charles II.,
and the Duchess of Cleveland. He married
Frances, dau. of Sir John Hales: died 13
February, 1742, and was buried at Spellsbury,
Oxon, on 25 Feb. (see register).
became extinct in 1776. The holders of the

title of Viscount Dillon are of this family. 20. Lord Abingdon was born in 1672, and died 16 June,

1743, age 71; assumed by roval licence, 1687,

the additional surname of Venables. 21. William Cheyne, 2nd Viscount Newhaven, was the

only son of Charles, first Viscount, and Jane, eldest dau. and coh. of William Cavendish, first Duke of Newcastle. He was bapt. at Chelsea 14 July, 1657. He was M.P. for Bucks, and made lord lieutenant in 1712. Was married firstly to Elizabeth Thomas, grand-dau. of Lady Morgan: and secondly to Gertrude, sister of Evelyn Pierrepont, Duke of Kingston. Having no issue, his title became extinct at his death, 14 Dec., 1738. Willis gives the date of his death as 27 May, 1728, aged 71, at Westminster, buried at Drayton Beauchamp. He sold his manor of

Chelsea in 1712 to Sir Hans Sloane. 22. Frances, the wife of James, 3rd Viscount Scuda

more, was the dau. and heir of Simon Lord Digby. She died of small-pox at Westminster, 3 May, 1729, aged 44, and was buried at Holme Lacy, co. Hereford, on 17 May (par. reg.) The epitaph of the 3rd Viscount is M.S. Prae honorabilis Jacobi Dni Scudamore | Vicecomtis de Sligo & Baronis de Dromore in Regno Hiberniae In uxorem duxit Franciscam Filiam Unicam | Praehonorabilis Simonis Dni Digby per quam Filiam

habuit unicam & Haeredem Franciscam obiit 20 Die Decembris 1716 | aetatis 33. / The title thus becoming extinct, the daughter Frances married firstly the Duke of Beaufort, who divorced her 1743: in 1760 she married Charles Fitz-Roy, a natural son of the Duke of Grafton, and by him she left an only child, Frances, who married Charles, Duke of Norfolk. The Scudamore family acquired the manor of Stoke Hammond

about 1660. 23. Ralph Verney, 2nd Viscount Fermanagh, was born

in 1683, and was the eldest son of Sir John Verney (Viscount in 1703), and his third wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Ralph Palmer, Esq., of Chelsea. The 2nd Viscount, who was created Earl Verney in 1742, married Catherine, d. and coh. of Henry Paschall, Esq., of Essex. He entered Merton Coll., Oxon, 12 Oct., 1700, age 16. Was M.P. for Amersham 1717-27: Wendover 1741. He died 14 Oct., 1752, aged 69., and was buried at Claydon. At the death in 1791 of his son and successor, Ralph, 2nd Earl,

the titles became extinct. 24. Thomas Uthwat was born at Antwerp, temp.

Will. III. Was Lord of the Manor of Great
Linford. His death is recorded in the Par.
Reg. “ 1754, Aug. 8. Thos. Uthwat Esq. This
polite and accomplished gent. who had travelled

through France and Italy, and had been High “Sheriff for this co. having been at times dis“ ordered in his mind, cut his own throat and

died a few hours after at his house in this “parish. He left a dr. only behind him, the " wife of Matthew Knapp, of Little Linford,

Esq.” His epitaph in the church is “In the “ vault underneath | Lve the remains of | Thomas “Uthwat Esq. / who Died August 2nd, 1754, aged “61 vears Also of Catherine his wife Daughter “ of Richard Dalton of Walesby l in the County " of Lincoln Esq. / who died July 22nd 1769 |

Aged 74 years." 25. Sir Alexander Denton was the second son

of Alexander Denton, Esq., of Hillesden, and his wife Hester, dau. and heir of Nicholas Harman,

of Middleton Stony, Oxon. He was born 14 Aug., 1679, and married Catherine, dau. and heir of John Bond, of Sundridge, Kent. (She died 26 June, 1733, age 39, bur. Hillesden). Matriculated at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, 15 Apr., 1697, age 17. Barrister Midd. Temp. 1704. Bencher 1720. K.C. and Sergeant-atlaw 1722. Recorder of Buckingham, and M.P. for that town 1708-22. Became Justice of the Court of Common Pleas 1722. Chancellor to the Prince of Wales 1729. He died at Bath

22 March, 1739, aged 60, bur. Hillesden. Hillesden was granted by Edw. VI. in 1547 to Thos. Denton, Armig. Ancestors of the Coke family, Earls of Leicester. 26. The Hon. Chas. Leigh was a son of Thomas, Baron

Leigh, of Stoneleigh, co. Warwick, and his second wife, Eleanor, dautr. of Edward, Lord Rockingham. Was born 1685. Matriculated at Balliol Coll. 18 May, 1702, age 16. Barrister of the Inn. Temp. 1701. M.P. for Warwick 1710; for Higham Ferrars 1714-5; for co. Beds 1722-7 and 1733-4. Married Barbara Lumley, dau. of the Earl of Scarborough (she died 11 Jan., 1755). Inherited the estates at Leighton Buzzard of his great-uncle, the Hon. Chas. Leigh (a son of the first Lord Leigh), who died, aged 80, 23 June, 1704. He died 27 July, 1749, aged 62, and was

buried at Leighton Buzzard. 27. Sir John Chester, 6th Baronet, was third son of

Sir John Chester, 4th Baronet; he was born 16 May, 1693, and succeeded his brother William, the 5th Bart., in 1726: his mother was Anne, daughter of William Wollaston, of Shenton, co.

Leicester, Esq. He married Frances, daughter of Sir Edward Bagot: was M.P. in

1741 for Bedfordshire, and died 8 Feb., 1747. The Baronetcy was created in 1619, and became extinct in 1769 at the death of Sir Anthony Chester, the 9th Bart. 28. Sir Thomas Lee, 3rd Baronet, was the eldest son

of Sir Thos. Lee, 2nd Bart., and his wife Alice, the daughter of Thos. Hopkins, Esq., of London. He was born 31 March, 1687: M.P. for Wycombe

was

1710, Knight of the Shire 1721; married Elizabeth, daughter of Thos. Sandys, Esq., of London (she d. 10 Dec., 1728), and died 17 Dec., 1749, age 63, and

buried at Hartwell. The Baronetcv became extinct in 1827. 29. Montagu Garrard Drake, Esq., of Shardeloes,

Amersham, was the son of Montagu Drake, and a daughter of Sir J. Garrard, Bart. He matriculated at St. John's Coll., Oxon, 17 June, 1706, then aged 15. M.A. 16 July, 1709. M.P. Amersham 1713-22; Bucks 1722-7. Died in London 26 April, 1728, age 35. Buried in Amersham Church: his epitaph contains the most profuse and minute details of his descent, character,

virtues, etc., and extends to 35 long lines. 30. Thomas Cartwright, Esq., of Aynhoe, Northants,

was the son of William Cartwright, of Bloxham, Oxon, and his second wife, Ursula, daughter of Ferdinando, Lord Fairfax (she d. 26 July, 1702, age 55). He married Airmin, second daughter and coh. of Thomas, 2nd Lord Crew, and his second wife, Anne, dau. and coh. of Sir William Airmine, of Osgoodby, Lincoln ; she d. Feb., 1728. Mr. Cartwright was High Sheriff in 1693 for Northants and Oxfordshire ; he was M.P. for 50 years for Northants, and died

10 March, 1747, aged 77: buried at Aynhoe. 31. Richard Eliot, Esq., of Port Eliot, Cornwall, 6 Sept.,

1694, was the son of William Eliot. Matriculated at Balliol Coll., Oxon., 15 July, 1712., then aged 18. B.A. 1716. Auditor and ReceiverGeneral to the Prince of Wales. M.P. in 1733 for St. Germains; 1734-7 for Liskeard; d. 19 Nov., 1748; buried at St. Germains, Cornwall. The Eliot arms are carved in stone outside the Tower of the Church, over the west door. Mrs.

Browne Willis belonged to the Eliot family. 32. Richard Cambridge, Esq., d. 30 Nov., 1729, in

London, aged 61 or more, buried at Epsom,

Surrey. 33. Mrs. Grace Bennet, of Beachampton, was the

daughter of Symon Bennet, of Beachampton, and his wife, Grace, dau. and coh. of Gilbert Morewood, Esq. She was baptised at Calverton

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