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GENTLEMAN's and LONDON

M A G A ZI N E,

For M ARCH,

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A nere and correct Peerage of Ireland, compiled from the most approved Authorities, and illustrated with the Arms of each noble Family, elegantly engraved.

(Continued from Page 62.) Bligh, Earl of Darnley.

presented the borough of Athboy in several

Parliaments, and married, 19th August, *HE Right Hon. John Bligh, Earl of 1737, Elizabeth, litter to William Bury, boy, Baron Clifton, of Rathmore, in Ire- by whom he had one fon, born in 1739, land; and Baron Clifton, of Leighton' who died soon after. He married, secondly, Bromswold, in the county of Huntingdon, Miss Jones, lister to the Right Honourable in Great Britain, succeeded his father, John, Theophilus Jones, Collector of the Port of the late and third Earl, the 31st July, 1781, Dublin, by whom he had no issue. and is in his minority.

3d, Robert, in holy orders, who married John Bligh, of London, Esq; (citizen the widow of Charles Boyle, of the county and salter of that city, as he tells us him- of Cork, Fíq; seif) the founder of this noble family in 4th, Anthony was Lieutenant of DraIreland, was employed as an agent to the goons, and died unmarried. adventurers for the forfeited estates, by the ist daughter, Catherine, married to Thorebellion of 1641, and in that quality came mas Le Hunte, Esq, Barrister at Law. over in the time of Cromwell's government; 2d, Hannah, married to Maurice Cuffe, when he also became an adventurer himself, Esq; Barrister at Law, and brother to Johng and acquired a good estate. In the first created Lord Desart. Parliament after the restoration he was re- 3d, Elizabeth, rnarried to George St. turned M. P. for Athboy. He married Ca- George, of Woodgift, Esq; therine, futer to William, Lord Bishop of 4th, Dorothy, to William Monck, Esq; Lincoln, by whom he had Thomas, his only 5th, Mary, unmarried. Ton and heir, and five daughters.

6th, Sarali, married to William Gore, Thomas Bligh, of Ratimore, Esq; the of Woodford, Efq; only fon and heir, was one of the represen- (ift. Earl.) John, the eldest fon, in 1704, tatives in Parliament for the county of was M. P. for the borough of Athboy, Meath, and one of the Privy Council to which he represented till created a Peer, by Queen Anne. He married Elizabeth, young- the title of Baron Clifton, of Rathmore, er daughter to Colonel James Napier, of by Privy Seal, dated 31st July, and by PaLoughcrew, in the county of Meath, and tent 14th September, 1721; and was fure fifter to Lt. Gen. Robert Napier, and had ther crented Visconnt Darnley, of Athboy, illue by her,

by Privy Seal, dated 31st December, 1722, ift, John, created Earl of Darnley. and by Patent 7th March following ; alio zd, Thomas, born the i5th January, by Privy Seal, dated 2d June, and by Pa1685, who was Colonel of a regiment of tént 29th of that month, 1725, was created Horse, and Lt. Gen. in the army. He rs. Earl of Darnley. He married, 24th Auont. Mag. March, 1785.

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gust, 1713, the Hon. Lady Theodosia Hyde, (4th Earl.) Join, the fourth, and then only daughter and heir to Edward, sent Earl. Earl of Clarendon, to whom Queen Anne, Titles.) John Bagh, Earl and Visco as an additional fortune, gave the sum of Darnley, of Athboy, Baron Clifton, 10,000l. and the title of Baroness Clifton, Rathmore, and Baron Clifton, of Leigh of Leighton Bromswold, devolved on her Bromswold. Ladyship and her issue, in right of her mo- Creations.) Baron Clifton, of Leigh ther, by which that title has been brought Bromswold, in the county of Hunting! into this family, they had illue three fons 9th July, 1608, 6th Jac. ift, (English }; and three daughters, viz.

nour); Baron Clifton, of Rathmore, in i If son, George, born 30th October, county of Meath, 14th September', 172 1714, King George the ift being inis godfa- 8th George ist; Viscount Darnley, of Ati ther, died a child.

boy, in the fame county, 7th March, 172 2d, Edward, and

9th George ist; and Earl of the same place 3d, John, successive Earls of Darnley. 29th June, 1725, 11th George ist.

ist daughter, Lady Mary, married in Arms.] Saphire, a Gryphon Segrean March, 1736, to William Tighe, Esq; late topaz, between three Crescents, pearl. Keeper of the Records in Bermingham Creft.} On a wreath, a Gryphon's hea Tower, and M. P. for Clomines, by whom erased, topaz. she had issue two sons and four daughters. Supporters.) Two Gryphons, with wings

2d, Lady Anne, married 17th Septem- expanded, topaz, each having a ducal collar ber, 1742, and was the second wife of Ro- and chain, saphire. bert Hawkins Magill, of Gill-Hall, county Motto.] Finem refpice-Look to the of Downe, Etq; by whom he had three end. daughters, (of whom Theodosia, the eldest, Seats.] Rathmore, in the county of born the sth September, 1743, was the only Meath, 26 miles from Dublin ; and Cobham one that survived, and became fole heiress Place, in the county of Kent, England. to her father, and is at present married to

Perceval, Eorl of Egmont. John, Earl of Clanwilliam, and has several

Right Hon. 1745, her ladyship married, secondly, in December, 1748, ‘Barnard Ward, created ceval, of Kanturk, Baron Perceval, of BurLord Viscount Bangor, by whom she had ton, and Baronet, in Ireland; Baron Lovel the present Lord, and several other chil- and Holland, of Enmore, in Great Britain, dren.

born 29th January, 1737; succeeded his 3d, Lady Theodofia, married in Novem- father, John, the second and late Earl, Deber, 1745, the Hon. Williain Crosbie, eldest cember 15th, 1770. His Lordship married, son to Lord Brandon, who was afterwards June the 4th, 1765, Hon. Miss Isabella created Viscount Crofbie and Earl of Glan- Powlet, only daughter of the Right Hon. dore, by whom she had issue the present Lord Nassau Powlet, third son of Charles, Earl, and other children.

Duke of Bolton; by whom he has issue, (2d Earl.) Edward, the fecond Earl, viz. was born in 1715, finished his studies at John, Lord Viscount Perceval, born 13th Geneva, and took the tour of foreign coun- August, 1767. tries. He was admitted a Fellow of the Lady Isabella, born 13th April, 1769. Royal Society, and in October, 1742, was This family is supposed to have sprung appointed one of the Lords of the Bedcham- from a younger branch of the Sovereign ber to the Prince of Wales; but dying 22d Dukes of Britany, in France. Upon the July, 1747, unmarried, was succeeded by Norman invasion, in 1065, two of this fahis brother,

mily came over into England with the Con(.34 Earl.) John, the third Earl, was querar, viz. Robert and. Roger de Yvery; horn the 2d October, 1719, and married in of these Robert is the ancestor of the present September, 1766, Miss Mary Stoyte, daugh- Earl of Egmont. He died in 1083, and ter and heir of John Stoyte, of Rolannah, from hiin descended in the county of Wicklow, Esq; by whom (ift Baronet.) Sir John Perceval, who he had islue,

on the oth September, 1661, was created a if fon, John, the present Earl.

Baronet of Ireland, and was sworn one of 2d, Edward William.

the Privy Council, and represented the ift daughter, Lady Mary, born 20th Ju- county of Cork in Parliament. Fe. ly, 1768.

bruary, 1655, he married Catherine, daugh20, Lady Sarah, born 10th Feb. 1792. ter of Robert Southwell, of Kinsale, Efq; 3d, Lady Catherine, born 6th May, 1774. by whom he had issue four fons and two

His Lordship died the 31st July, 1781, daughters, viz. Sir Philip, his successor ; and was fuccecded by his eldest son, Robert, who was inurdered sth June, 1677,

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by an unknown hand, in the Strand, Lon- ley, of Erwarton, in Suffolk, Baronet ; don, and never yet discovered ; Sir John, and his Lordship departed this life the ist fucceitor to his brother; Charles, died May, 1748, having issue by her, who died young; Catherine, married first to Sir 22d Auguft, 1749, three sons and four wwiam Moou, of Rofcarbery, county of daughters, viz. Cork, Bart, by whom the had two sons ; uit son, John, the late Earl. kecondly, to Colonel Montgomery; and 2d, Philip Clarke, born 21st June, 1714, thirdly, to Brigadier General George Freke: died young, Helena, married to Colonel Daniel Dering, 3d, George, born 28th January, 1721, and had issue one son, who married Miss died young. Parker, (fifter to the late Countess Dowa- ist daughter, Lady Catherine, born with ger of Egmont) and died 1730, leaving by January, 1711, and married 14th April, her an only daughter, Catherine.

1733, to Thomas Harmer, of county of (2d Baronet.) Sir Philip fucceeded his Flint, Efq; M. P. for Castierifing, in Norfather, and was born 12th January, 1636, folk, by whom Me had no ikue, and died in vas educated at Cambridge, after which he 1747. visited the several foreign courts ; and died 2d, Lady Mary, born 12th May, 17139 unmarried with September, 1680, and was and facceeded by his brother,

3d, Lady Mary, horn 28th December, (zd Baronet.) Sir John, born 22d Au. 1716, both died infants. guft, 1660, was educated at Oxford; but 4th, Lady Helena, born 54th February, in 1686 being appointed foreman of the 1917, married the 3d November, 1741, to Grand Jury at the Aflizes in Cork, and the Sir John Rawdon, Bart. now Earl of Moira, prisoners being infected with a contagious and died ith June, 1746, by whom the ditemper, be and others upon the bench had two daughters, viz. Lady Catherine, with him were suddenly seized by the married to Jofeph Henry, Esq; and had noisome smells that perspired from them, issue, but she died in October, 1780 ; Lady that he died in a few days. In 1680 he Helena, married to Stephen Moore, the married Catherine, daughter to Sir Edward prefent Earl of Mount Carheil, and has Dering, of Surrenden, in Kent, Baronet, iffue: by whom he had issue three sons and two (2d Earl.) John, the second Far!, fucdaughters, viz. Sir Edward, his succeslor ; ceeded his father, and was born 24th FeSir John, heir to his brother, created Earl bruary, 1911. He was unanimously electof Egmont; Philip; Mary and Catherine, ed a representative in Parliament for the both died young:

city of Westininfter, as he was for Dingle, (4th Baronet.) Sir Edward succeeded his in Ireland, and was one of the Lords of the father, was born 30th July, 1682, and Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales. On died the 9th November, 1691, and was the 15th February, 1736, he married the fucceeded by his brother,

Honourable Lady Catherine Cecil, fecond (5th Baronet, and ift Earl.) Sir John, daughter to James, the fifth Earl of Salisbu. born 12th July, 1683, was educated at Ox- ry, and had issue, viz. ford, which he quitted in June, 1701; and! ift fon, John James, the prefert Parl, having made the tour of England, was ad- 21, Cecil Parker, born 19th October, mitted a Fellow of the Royal Society at 1739, died 4th March, 175.3. nineteen years of age ; in 1704, though 3d, Philip Tufton, born roth March, not of age, was elected for the county of 1741, a Captain in the navy. Cork; and in October appointed one of the 4th, Edward, born roth April, 1744, Privy Council

. In July, 1705, he began late an officer in the army, married 27th the grand tour of Europe, which he finish- July, 1775, to Miss Haworth, of Mancd in October, 1707. He was advanced to chefter. the Peerage of Ireland by Privy Seal, dated 5th, Frederick Augustus, born IIth Fethe 4th March, 1714, and by Patent the bruary, 1749, and died in 1957. 2ift April, 1715' by the title of Baron ift daughter, Lady Catherine, born 20th Perceval, of Burton, with the limitation of February, 1745, died 230 January, 1749. the honour to the heirs male of his father ; 2d, Lady Catherine, inarried to Sir Thoand his Majesty was pleafed to advance him mas Wynne, created Lord Newborough, in further in the Peerage, he was created by Ireland, and died in July, 1782, leaving Privý Seal, dated 29th December, and by illue one fon, Thomas. Patent 25th February, 1722, Viscount Per- 3d, Lady Margaret, died 238 January, ceval, of Kanturk; and Earl of Egmont, 1750. by Privy Seal, the 4th September, and by Her Ladysip dying 16th August, 1752, Patent the 6th November, 1733. Hiş he mxried, fecondly, 26th January, 1756, Lordship married 20th June, 1710, Cathe- Miss Catherine Compton, daughter to fine, daughter to Sir Philip Parker à Mor. Charles Compton, Efq; and filter to the

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late and present Larl of Northampton. Her Creft.) On a wreath, a thifle, proper. Ladyship was created a peeress 19th May, Supporters.) The dexter an Ditelope 1970, to her and her heirs male, by John, pearl, attired, gorged with a ducal coron: Earl of Egmont, by the title of Baronefs chained, tufted, and unguled, topaz ; Arden, of Lohort Castle. Her ladyship finifter a stag, diamond, furnified as died in 1784, leaving issue, viz.

dexter, each having in its mouth a thift! ift fon, Charles George, the present proper; also two black cigles, cach wit Lord Ardeni, born ist O&tober, 1756, M. one wing displayed, the other behind th P. for Launceston, in England, and one of field. the Lords of the Admiralty:

Motto.] Sub cruce candida-Under t! 2d, Spencer, born ult November, 1962. amiable cross.

3d, Henry born 26th June, 1765, died Seats.] Charlton, 9 miles from London 27th July, 1772.

Mount Pleasant, 3.5 miles from London, Ist daughter, Lady Mary, born 15th both in the county of Kent; and at Ennor December, 1759, married roth April, 1781, Manor, in the county of Somerset, 14 to Andrew Drwnmond, Efq;

miles from London; Burton House, (burn2d, Lady Anne.

ed down in the wars of 1688, by a party 3d, Lady Charlotta, died young. of King James's forces, of which the offices

4th, Lady Elizabeth, born 12th Decem- only now remain in repair) 90 miles from ber, 1763.

Dublin; Kanturk Castle, (a noble pile, of 5th, Lady Margaret, born 17th May, which only the walls are now standing) 10? 1769.

miles from Dublin ; both in the county of His Lordship was created a peer of Great Cork. Britain the 7th May, 1762, by the title of Account of à Tour through the ide of Man. Lord Lovel and Holland, Baron of Eumore, in the County of Somerset ; and dying the

(Continued from Page 88.) 15th December, 1770, was succeeded by.

Peel, May 4. his eldest son,

Arrived here yesterday evening, after (3d Earl.) John James, the third and

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having travelled through a country in preient Earl.

some parts bleak and barren, but in others Titles.) Sir John James Perceval, Earl of beautifully romantic and fertile. This place Egmont, Viscount Perceval, of Kanturk, is twelve miles from Castietown, and, for Baron Perceval, of Burton, and Baronet, in the first fix, there is a sameness in the road Ireland; Lord Lovel and Holland, Baron and country about it rather tirefone to the of Enmore, in England.

eye ; but afterwards you gradually defcend Creations.] Baronet, 9th Sept. 1665, 13 into a beauiitul valley, winding round a Car. 2d; Baron Perceval, of Burton, 2 ist mountain astonishingly lofty. I was much April, 1715, ist Geo. ift ; Viscount Perce- pleased with the wild, romantic appearance val, of Kanturk, 25th Feb. 1722, 9th Geo. of the castle here, as I contemplated it from ist; and Earl of Egmont, all in the county the road, and I ain now just returned from of Cork, 6th Nov. 1733, 7th Geo. 2d; and visiting it. It is situated on a small infular Lord Lovel and Holland, and Baron of rock ; and the pasage to it may be forded Enmore, in England, 7th May, 1762, 2d at low water. I was obliged to content iny Geo. 3d.

curiosity with a view of its outside only; Arms.) Pearl, on a chicf indented ruby, for, on attempting to thrust open the door, three crosses pattee of the field t.

I perceived several large stones had failen N Ο Τ Ε. down, and blocked up the entrance.

The + The several branches of this family cathedral makes a part of this castle, and is have the unusual privilege of bearing sup- now disused on account of its ruinous conporters to their arms, as is evident from the dition. They together form a most noble ensuing authority, copied from the original pile of ruins, and convey to the mind of entry in the office of Arms, London: the spectator an idea of the ancient gran

“ This is to certify all whom it may con- deur of those great Barons, who reigned cern, that it appears from the ancient seals over their vallals with absolute authority, of this family, and from the ancient paint

Ν Ο Τ E. ings in the glass windows of the house of London) from the time of King Edward Weston, in the county of Somerset, that ift. Witness our hands, as waiters of the the family of Perceval, of the line of Wes- month, this 16th day of April, and in the ton, of which the Earl of Egmont is the 13th year of the reign of King George 2d, chief, have borne and ufed for supporters to King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, their arms, two eagles, sable, as depicted Annoque Dom. 1740. and blazoned in a book, marked 3 D. 14,

Charles Greene, Lancaster, p. 182 and 186, (in the office of Arms,

Richard Mawson, Portcullis."

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It was in this castle that Eleanor, Duchess extremely attentive to strangers; and the vi Glouciter, was, by the intrigues of the anbition she discovers of making her house Dule or Sulok and Cardinal Beaufort, ayreeable to me, I ought particularly to acis-sprint', under the pretence of her have knowledge, as it is at a time when he is bube appidi to which is to be intorn.ed when sily employed in matters of more importance jut hubani, who was great uncle to lienry to herselt, and rather diftrefled in the pro11. fed be King. While I stood gazing curing of provisions for the entertainment of at this runed monument of ancient Britith the Bishop, and a numerous company, who magabcoce, I oblirved an old bearded dine here to-morrow. In truth, I do not goai thrusting his head through a hole in remember ever being at an inn where » one of the touers. The circumstance im- great pains were taken to please, as at the mediately brought to my mind the following Liverpool coffee-house in Peel. beautiful deferiprion, in Oman, of the ruins

Romay, May s. of Balciutha:- I have feen the walls of I arrived at this miserable place about Balclutha, but they were defolate. The fire nine o'clock, yeherday evening, after the had resounded in the halls, and the voice of mot delightful ride I ever had in my life. the people is heard no more. The stream of The afternoon was uncommonly terene and Clutha was removed froin its place by the fine, and the country through which I fall of the walls. The thiftle ihook there its palled afforded an amazing variety of beaulonely head: the moss whistled to the wind. tiful landscapes. In fume parts, lotty ferThe fox looked out from the windows: the tile mountains, spotted with horses and iheep, 12. k grafs of the wall wayed round his shot their heads up into the clouds, and head. Desolate is the dwelling of Moina : fheltered from the cold air of the sea, the fikze is in the house of her fathers.' verdant vallies beneath them, which, sprin

There is something extremely melancholy kled with whitened cottages rifing out of in the appearance of this town, and which, tufts of trees, formed forne of the moft this morning, was particularly heightened delightful paftoral scenes i ever beheld. The by the cloudinels of the air. By calling village of Clanwillin particularly attracted your eyes on the map, you will find it fitur my notice. It consists of about ten or a ated about the middle of the western coast dozen thatched cottages, leated on the banks of the island. It commands an extensive of a deep, winding valley, through the profæet over the sea; and the constant middle of which runs murmuring a little dashing of the luud-retounding waves, to- stream. A spectator cannot contemplate gether with the desolate aspect of the castle, this retreat of fimplicity and peace, without Tenders the whole a scene highly interesting conceiving an idea of the manners of those to the penfive Spectator.

times when men first began to form themA roafted fowl is waiting for me on the felves into societies. 'Such as the village of table, and, as foon as I have dispatched it, Clanwillin one is inclined to imagine were I fall set out for Ramsay, which is fourteen the towns erected, in the primeval ages of iniles off. The irn, where I am now wri- the world, by the first focieties established ting, is a very decent one. I observe it is among mankind, customary at the inns in this country for the The town of Ramsay is famous for its Landlord and his family to eat at the fame bay, which is fo extensive and commodious table with their guests, unless they express a that the largest fleets may fately lie in it defire to be alone. The servant, when the during the most severe storin. The inn brought in the tea equipage yesterday after- here is but an uncomfortable house; and avon, was followed by her mistress, who, the company I was last night obliged to having welcomed me to Peel, and gone associate with, upon my arrival, was but ill through the usual ceremonies of introduc: fuited to those enthusiastic ideas raifed in my tion, fat herself down at the table, and mind by the various beauties of my ride. poured out my tea for me. She told me she Think how great was my dissatisfaction had already drank tea herself, and therefore when, after having travelled through a hoped I would dispense with her drinking it country filled with some of the most deagain. By this you may observe that it is lightful objects in nature, and with a mind confidered a breach of good manners to suf- elevated to the highest degree of romance by fer a guest to be without company while at those objects, I was crammed into a nasty his meals. My hoftefs and I had some con- little parlour, darkened with clouds of versation upon this custom, and, finding I smoke from tobacco, and deafened with half thought it fingular, she neither supped nor a hundred harsh voices roaring discordant breakfafted with me. I must confess I was catches. My romantic ideas immediately tot Sorry, as she was rather too loquacious vanithed. But these merry Manks were for my indolent habit of mind, and her vo- not wholly engaged in singing: fome cong ciferous conversation served more to deprefs versation parled, among the various topics ihan to cleyate my fpirits. She is, however, of which, thuit of their being but lii:

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