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(Ab.) .... JAMES AYNSWORTH, ESQ., .... OB. 7th MARCH, 1723...
AINSWORTH of Smithill's Hall, Lancashire, bore: Gules, 3 battleaxes argent, with a crest the same as the above, and motto, "Spero Meliora."
In a letter from Henry Palmer, of London, 3rd Nov., 1727, to Mrs. Dixon, at Ather House, Maidstone, the writer mentions a lease granted in Barbados, in 1710, to " Mr. Aynsworth, and Mr. Rous." In the same, is a reference to Mr. Ashley of Barbados, and Dr. Dod. (" Oliver Papers," privately printed, voce Samuel Pasfield.)
Arms, 3 battle-axes. Crest, A knight in full armour standing, with a battleaxe in dexter hand, resting on shoulder.
.....JOHN ARCHER, ESQ., WHO DIED OCT. 30, 1786, AND OF ANN, HIS WIFE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 18, 1794, BOTH AGED 50. ALSO, MRS. MILLICENT WHITE, SISTER TO THE ABOVE ANN ARCHER, OB. ..... 1798.... WILLIAM STENHOUSE, .. OB. 1780.... SARAH WARD STENHOUSE, ... OB. 1785.... ALSO, JOSEPH STENHOUSE, ... OB. 1797.....
THIS MARBLE SLAB IS PLACED TO THE COMMEMORATION OF THEIR ...... (obliterated.)
See the "Gentleman's Magazine," Aug., 1861, p. 191; "Memorials of surname Archer," &c. John Archer must have been of a junior branch of Archer, of St. Lucy's and St. Philip's Parishes.
(Ab.) ... ROBERT BOUCHIER, ... BORN SEP. 3, 1707, .. OB. MARCH 17, 1739.
.... ROBERT BISHOP, ESQ., OB. SEP. 16, 1715, AET. 35. ALSO, MARY FORBES, RELICT OF ROBERT BISHOP, ESQ., OB. MAY 26, 1724, AET. 48 ALSO, MARY MORRIS, THEIR DAUGHTER, OB. MAY 25th, 1743, AET. 33.
Arms, A saltire indented; an escutcheon of pretence charged with a St. George's Cross ; Impaling, three lions rampant, ducally crowned.
.... JOHN BEST, ..... OB. 21 AUG., 1758, AET. 50.....
J. B. ..................OB. 1743.
J. B..............................OB. 1745.
...........WILLIAM COX, ....OB. 1766.........
SAMUEL COX was President of Council in 1701.
A. C. ......OB. ......... 1752.
TEMPERANCE CARTER, WIFE OF TIMOTHY CHESSMAN CARTER, ...............OB.................1780.
HENNINGHAM CARRINGTON, WIDOW OF PAUL CARRINGTON, .... OB. JAN. 28, 1741, AET. 69.
............. ISAAC GITTENS, ......... OB. 1819............
There was a family named Gytyng, at Wrexham, about the middle of the seventeenth century.
............... JOHN H......DY (probably Hardy), OB. 1790.
MARY, WIFE OF HENRY HERNE, OB. ......... 1725.
ROBERT HAYNES, ESQ., OB. 9th OCT., 1727.
He married Annie Elcock, and had issue Robert. (Burke's " Landed Gentry.")
Several persons of this name, are found in the West Indies at an early period. A Colonel Haynes was killed at Hispaniola, April 13, 1655.
(Ab.) ...... JOHN HALL, ESQ., OB. 22 MARCH, 1729..........
Arms, A fesse indented, between 3 griffins segreant. Crest, On a ducal crown, a lion sejeant.
MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS. 387
LAETITIA MOE, .... OB. 1735. JAMES MOE. ..............................SAMUEL MOE. CHRISTIAN MOE.
A...........M......., OB......... 1743.
J..............M, OB. .......................1743. (Obliterated.)
(Ab.) .... JAMES MAPP, ESQ., OB. 1757.
HIC SEPULTA JACET M.. RITA NOKE, XROP, RICHARD NOKE NUPER.. HUJUS INSULAE, SECRETA .... R. ...... II..... ET FELIA GULIELMI BULLONEX ANTIQUA FAMILIA. E. B....TSON DE DVFFVN CUJIS OPTIME MERETIS MEMORIA TRISTIS.
DOLENS QUAE CONJUX. HOC POSUIT OBIIT XXIIII. JVLY 16, 1677.
MR. JOHN PERRATT, OB. JUNE 7, 1729, AGED 74; ALSO,
MRS. ANN PERRATT, HIS WIFE, OB. MARCH 16, 1728 AGED 63.
Arms, Three pears, on a chief a demi-lion rampant; Impaling, ... a fesse : in chief three roses or cinquefoils. Crest, A raven holding a flower.
Apparently the same arms as those borne by Sir John Perrott, Lord of Haroldston, and Laugharn Castle; also Lord of Carew Castle, Lord Deputy, Lieutenant- General, and Governor of the Kingdom of Ireland, Admiral of England, Lord of the Privy Council, and Knight of the Bath, who died Nov. 3, 1599. Sir James, a younger son of Sir John, had a warrant for a patent (but never signed) creating him a Marquis.
....... RICHARD PAYNE, ...... OB, 1769.
He was probably of the Antiguan family, of which Lord Lavington was the head. This is a distinguished Anglo-Norman name, and is to be found in the various rolls of Battle Abbey. See Burke's "Extinct and Dormant Peerage," &C., voce " Lavington." "The Armorial of Jersey," &c., and "The King of Arms," London, 1873.
Nathaniel Payne, grand-uncle of Lord Lavington, had an only daughter, who married Williarn Woodley, Governor of the Leeward Islands.
W. P...................1741 ..........
R..........R, ......OB. 1755 ..............
............. MRS. MARY ROGERS, WIFE OF HENRY ROGERS, ESQ., OB. SEP...........1753, AET. 57...........
................. HENRY SCOTT, .......OB.......... FEB. 6, 1793................
K.... W.......... 1730...
C....... W............. (WHITE?), 1757 ........
A CAPTAIN W. WHITE, of Barbadoes, married Ann, daughter of Philip Gibbs, who died 1697.
WILLIAM ............... OF THE KINGDOM OF ............... THIS LIFE YE 8th ................. YEAR OF HIS AGE ............ DYED YE 19th OF ............ ......EAR OF HER AGE .............. RTHERS ..................
MILLESAUNT ............ (WHITE?), INFANCY . .............. Obliterated.
This parish has suffered severely from hurricanes, and particularly in that of 1831.
JAMES BUTLER ....................................... 1696.
The above fragments have been used in repairing the wall of the churchyard.*
James Butler may have been of the family of the 7th Lord Cahir, outlawed in 1691. See " Peerage," voce Glengall.
...................... 18, YEARS. SHE WAS A..............AL CHILD, A TENDER, KIND DA .................AFFECTIONATE WIFE. SINCERE IN FRIENDSHIP; MILD, PRUDENT, AND DISCREET IN ALL HER ACTIONS; MUCH BELOVED BY HER ACQUAINTANCE...... HER DEATH LAMENTED BY HER FRIENDS AND RELATIONS .........
The above fragment has been utilised like the preceding.
JAMES, SON OF CAPT. JAMES GRAHAM, OB. 20 DEC., 1729, AET. 38. CAPT JAMES GRAHAM, FATHER OF THE ABOVE, OB. 12 JULY, 1730, AET. 77. ELIZABETH, DAUGHTER OF SAID JAMES, OB. JULY 16, 1730, AET. 19. MARY, WIFE OF THE ABOVE JAMES, OB. MAY 22, 1747, AET. 51.
* During the repairs after the hurricane of 1831, many of the old tombstones were laid on their faces (it is to be hoped), in the formation of the present paved way, from the, outer gate, to the church door.
HERE LIES COLONEL JOSEPH PICKERING, 0BIIT 14 MARCH, 1715.
Arms, Ermine, a lion rampant, ducally crowned Crest, A lion's jamb, erased.
PICKERING, of Tichmarsh, descended from Gilbert Pickering, who purchased the Manor of Tichmarsh (temp. Elizab.) from William Earl of Worcester.
Gilbert, who was son of John Pickering of Gretton, and grandson (by Margaret his wife, daughter of Lascells of Esrick, Yorkshire,) of James Pickering, of the County of Westmoreland, married Elizabeth, daughter of John Stanbank, and was great grandfather of Sir Gilbert Pickering of Tichmarsh, created a Baronet of Nova Scotia.
Dorothy Pickering, probably a daughter of the 1st Bart., married in 1724, George, eldest son of Theodore Walrond.
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF ELIZABETH GIDY, WIFE OF MATTHEW GIDY, WHO WAS BORN JANUARY YE 6, 1687, AND DEPARTED THIS LIFE, THE 1st DAY OF APRIL, 1726. HAD ISSUE BY THE SAID MATTHEW GIDY, FOUR SONS AND FIVE DAUGHTERS.
Arms, Barry of seven, in chief 3 buckle tongues. Crest, The sun in splendour thereon a bear or goat statant.
A reference to the local records might enable the genealogist to throw some light on this family. Its arms bear a close resemblance to those of Grey, Earl of Stamford.
THOMAS WHITECOTE, ESQ ......................OB. 17 JULY, 1796
......................I. I. SEALS ............................(date effaced).
(Ab.) MICHAEL BOYCE, SENIOR, OB. MAY 9, 1750, AET 63, 0. 3.
W. M. BROWN (date effaced, very old.)
........GRISSEL MACKAY OB. 10 SEP. 1787, AET. 37...........
R................................I ........................... 1750...................................
Tombs of the family of Archer of St. Lucy [and St. Philip] (destroyed, or displaced, during the hurricane of 1831.
The following appeared in Notes and Queries, July 11th, 1874 (abridged)
"My attention has lately been drawn to the question of the origin of the Archer family of Barbados in the seventeenth century from having seen a work on this surname. In this work frequent suggestions are thrown out in favour of the Worcestershire origin of this family. A careful analysis of the contents, and collation, with other sources of information, will, I think, show that there were Archers in Barbados from London, Suffolk, and Lincoln, but that Edward Archer, of St. Philip's and St. Lucy's parish, will proved 1693, who died there in 1693, was none of these, but was of a distinct and Worcestershire origin. I am well aware how little reliance can be placed on family traditions, yet, to a certain extent, they possess some value as clues. The descendants of this Edward Archer are still to be found, not only in Barbados, but in Jamaica,** where two of his grandsons settled about 1753. In both branches of the family, notwithstanding the lapse of time since their separation, the tradition still exists that their English progenitors were Royalists, and of Umberslade descent ; [and this, too, in face of the facts, that Sir John Archer of the De Boys, or Essex, family was himself in Barbados, and that he had relatives in Jamaica, in the seventeenth century,] and they still treasure an heirloom transmitted from generation to generation, which would seem to strengthen the first part of the tradition, viz., a locket, set in gold of the period, containing a portrait of Charles I. reading.
"That the Worcestershire Archers were Royalists, there can be no doubt; the children of Edward Archer of Hanley Castle, eldest son of John Archer of Welland, by his wife Eleanor, daughter of Richard Frewen of Hanley Castle, were dispossessed of their estates by Cromwell. We find, about 1652, 'William Archer and William Walter petitioning on behalf of the children, being minors, Thomas, George, and Anne, of the late Edward Archer of Hanley Castle.' There is no mention of his elder children in this petition ; they, no doubt, had equally incurred the Protector's displeasure. Thomas, George, and Anne, being minors, might be presumed to be guiltless of political sympathies. These Welland Archers appear to have broken up entirely, about 1649, and to have dispersed in all directions, their large possessions passing into the hands of their Cromwellite neighbours, the Lechmeres* and others. Presumably, the Frewens, maternal ancestors of Edward of Hanley, were also Royalists, for we find them settled in Barbados, at the same period as Edward Archer, of 1693, as well as the Thornes, Moores, and other families, and Kirtons, with whom the [Umberslade] Netherthorpe Archers had intermarried. It is a curious and suggestive fact, that the first Barbadian ancestor of Edward Archer of 1693, called his estates 'Cleobury,' and 'Oldbury.' Now, if we refer to Dugdale's 'Pedigree of Archer of
*With whorn they intermarried once
**Now in the fernale line, Walcott, Campbell, &c.
Umberslade,'we find that Thomas le Archer(temp. Edward III.), married Margarita, daughter of--- Cleburie, and Rowland Archer [grandson of Archer] of Umberslade, quartered the arms of the MortimerCleburie family. His sister was Mrs. Walrond, and his aunt, Mrs. Kirton. Again, Oldbury is a town in Worcestershire. I cannot but think that a deep significance lies in the names chosen by this branch of Barbadian Archers, for the first properties held by them, in the land of their [choice]. They would serve, not only to keep alive the cherished memory of the mother country, but act as landmarks to their posterity, showing the line of Umbersdale from which they derived, as in the case of Cleoburie, and their Worcester origin from Oldbury.
"The earliest Archers mentioned in the Parish Registers of Barbados, are Richard, Leonard, and Nicholas.* They were undoubtedly sons of Nicholas Archer of Hustropp, co. Lincoln, and of " foreign pts." His will is recorded in London. Sons, Richard, Leon (qy. cont. Leonard), Nicholas, and Christopher. That they were also Cromwellites and Puritans, I think we may infer, from the baptismal names of their children, when we consider the mania, at that period, for Biblical appellations among the followers of the Protector. Nathaniel, Joseph, Joshua, and Peter, are the Christian names we find bestowed on the offspring of these early Archers, and they were perpetuated in their descendants. The name of Edward appears but once amongst them ; one Peter Archer, grandson of Leonard, called his son by this name, but he was born in 1703, ten years after the death of Edward Archer of 1693.
"It is morally impossible that the latter could be descended from either of the three brothers, Richard, Leonard, or Nicholas, since the only member of their respective families who bore the name of Edward was born after his demise. At the present time, baptismal designations have no signification ; it was not thus, however, in the days of our forefathers. Let us, then, turn from these LincolnArchers to Edward Archer, of 1693, and his descendants. In no single instance do we find a Scriptural name, amongst them, but in their stead we do find the baptismal names borne for centuries by the UmbersLade Archers: Thomas, Edward, Robert, John, and William names, moreover, borne by the sons of John Archer of Welland, from whom I claim descent for Edward Archer, who died in Barbados, in 1693, either through his eldest son, Edward, of Hanley Castle, or through Robert, a younger son, born 1616. We know that the former's eldest son, John, was in 'foreign pts' (see Nash) ; it is possible, nay, probable, that his other 'dispossessed ' elder sons were also emigrants. Edward, of Hanley Castle, was born June, 1600. Allowing thirty years for a generation, Edward Archer, of Barbados, might clearly have been his son; were he born about 1630, he would only have been sixty-three at the time of his death in 1693. That some members of the Worcestershire Archers did emigrate, is an undoubted fact; for among the wills of Archers in 'foreign pts' we find those of
There are no Archers named in the List of Inhabitants of Barbados, in 1638 ; but about 1640-80, there were Archers from Hampshire, in addition to those from the other counties mentioned. The Archers of Wainfleet  were evidently a branch of Umberslade, as were also the earlier Norfolk and Suffolk Archers.
MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS. 393
'John of Worcester,' Humphrey Archer, &c. The former, I presume, was the son of Edward of Hanley. I am more disposed, however, to think that Edward Archer of Barbados was the son of the younger brother Robert, son of John Archer of Welland and Eleanor Frewen of Hanley.
" Robert Archer was baptized at Hanley, April, 1616. He married Anne Skinner of Ledbury, and was the father of many children. His son Robert was 'Parson of CastleMorton': he married, 1677, Hannah Moore, daughter of Edward Moore, of Suckley Court. Two short tabulations will show more clearly than I can do by words, my reason for believing that this younger Robert was a brother of Edward of Barbados. That Edward Archer's father was named Robert, I myself believe, though I readily admit that my reasons for this preference will not satisfy genealogists; but, in the absence of proof, let the following fact weigh for what it is worth. During the hurricane of 1831, in common with many other ancient mansions of the old settlers (or 'Planters,' as they were called), the ancestral home of this branch of the Barbadian Archers was destroyed; beneath the foundation-stone was found, by Mr. Edward Archer (the owner), an exquisite porcelain* cup, on which were the initials R. A. in gold. It is necessary to explain, that Mr. Edward Archer was innocent of all genealogical precise information, and, like many others, merely relied on a family tradition, without any misgiving, and, at the same time, without any interest in such questions.
1. Robert Archer, son of John Archer and Eleanor Frewen, b. 1616. = Anne Skinner
.....2. The Rev. Robert Archer, Parson of Castle Morton. 1677. =Hannah, dau. of Edw. Moore of Suckley Court. ob. 1616.
......3. Elizabeth, name of his brother's wife.
......3. Hannah ob. an infant.
......3. Other children, names unknown
1. Edward Archer** of Barbados, ob. 1616= Elizabeth.
....2. Robert disinherited.
.....2. Hannah, probably called after his brother's wife. = Ashby.
*It was apparently of Sèvrse.
** Qy. Brother of Rev. Robert.
*** The author of the above remarks might be equally critical with the pedigrees of, at least, two-thirds of the families whose origin is not less doubtful, although unquestioned. The arguments advanced by R. C. as above, still leave untouched the hypothesis of the descent of E. A.  from a Suffolk descendant of Edward [mat. atOxon], son of Miles [2nd son of Richard Archer, by his wife, Maud Delamere], who lived at Ambleside, co. Westmoreland, towards the close of the 16th. century. The Plantations, or estates, of the families of Archer [E. A. 1693], Brathwaite [Miles] and Gretton of St. Philip, were contiguous. The latter intermarried with that of Toppin, present representatives of which are, the Revd. G. P. Toppin, and Capt. Toppin, 18th Regt. [Royal Irish].
SAMUEL BARWICK, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF HIS NATIVE COUNTRY, OB. JAN. 1, 1732, AET. 63 WILLIAM, HIS ELDEST SON, PLACES THIS STONE, OVER SAMUEL HIS YOUNGEST BROTHER, OB. JUNE 4, 1741, AET. 39.
SAMUEL BARWICK, appointed, in 1665, Governor and Commanderin chief of Barbados, was the son of Christopher Barwick, of Andover, who died in 1624.
His son Samuel, born in 1669, was also afterwards Governor and Commanderin-chief of Barbados, and died in 1733, leaving an only daughter and heiress, Jane, married to J. O. Bruce, Esq., grandson of Alexander Bruce, Esq., of Garlet, Clackmannanshire, which family is now represented by W. D. Bruce, Esq.,. F.S.A., &c., Recorder of Wallingford, &c., and now a Judge in Jamaica.
ANN, WIFE OF JOHN COLLINS, OB. NOV. 27, 1763; ALSO, ANNE, WIFE OF REYNOLD GIBBES, ELDEST DAU. OF THE ABOVE JOHN AND ANN COLLINS, OB. 1766, AET. 45.
MRS. MARY GIBBES, RELICT OF HON. THOS. GIBBES, OB. 24 DEC., 1770, AET. 42
MRS. MARGARET ELIZABETH GIBBES, WIFE OF REV. HAYNES GIBBES, OB. 9 MARCH 1775, AET. 50. SARAH GIBBES, OB. JUNE 24, 1783, AET. 56.
MAJOR EDWARD HARRISON, OB. 16 FEBRUARY, 1669, AET. 63. HE WAS BORN IN THE COUNTY OF DARBY.
Arms, (no tincture), On a chief 3 eagles displayed. N. B. Arms of Harrison of Hurst and Finchhamstead, Berks., granted 1623: Or, on a chevron, sable three eagles displayed of the field. Crest, Out of a ducal coronet or, a talbot's head of the last, guttèe de poix.
MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS. 395
THE HON. WILLIAM HOLDER, OB. AUG. 11, 1705, AET. 48 HIS WIFE, MRS. SUSANNAH HOLDER, OB. 12 MARCH, 1725, AET. 57. ALSO, WILLIAM HOLDER, THEIR GRANDSON, OB. 14 AUG., 1752, AET. 31.
MR. EDWARD JORDAN, OB, FEB. 16, 1704/5 ALSO MRS. ANN JORDAN, WIFE TO MAJOR EDWARD JORDAN, OB. 17 AUG., 1726, AET., 41. ALSO MAJOR EDWARD JORDAN, SON OF THE AFORESAID EDWARD JORDAN, AND HUSBAND OF AFORESAID ANN, OB. APRIL 16, 1728. AET. 41. ALSO, JOSEPH DOTIN, ESQ., SON IN LAW TO MAJOR EDWARD JORDAN, OB. MARCH 30 1735, AET. 45.ALSO EDWARD JORDAN DOTIN, SON OF JOSEPH, BY HIS WIFE, ANN JORDAN, OB. MAY 21, 1736, AGED 11 ALSO ANN, RELICT OF JOSEPH DOTIN, AND WIFE TO THE REV. DUDLEY WOODBRIDGE. ALSO ANN WOODBRIDGE, HER DAUGHTER, OB. JULY 27, 1740.
DUDLEY WOODBRIDGE was probably a son of Dudley Woodbridge, Judge Advocate of Barbados, and agent there of the celebrated South Sea Company.
EDWARD JORDAN, OB. OCT. 2 5, 1787, AET. 67 ALSO ANN JORDAN, HIS WIFE, CO-HEIRESS OF JOSEPH DOTTIN AND ANN JORDAN, OB. JAN. 30, 1791, AET. 69. ALSO EDWARD JORDAN, THEIR SON, OB. 17 DEC., 1799, AET. 58.
Arms, Quarterly, 1 and 4, Azure, on a bend cotised or, an alyrion displayed of the seconda canton sinister or;2 and 3, Argent, two lions passant gules.
THOMAS LITTLETON, EDWARDI LITTLETON, ARMIGERI, FILIUS UNICUS. DII ADAMI LITTLETON, BART., NEPOS. [...?] CII ANNIS SEPTENIS NOVEOS MENSES.
SIR ADAM LITTLETON, of Stoke Milburgh, was created a baronet in 1642. He married the daughter and heiress of Thomas Poyntz, leaving a son, Sir Thomas Littleton, who died in 1681, and whose son was Speaker of the House of Commons, temp. William III.
ELIZABETH, WIFE OF WILLIAM SPARKE, ESQ., AND DAU. OF JOHN KELLOND, OF PANGSFORD, IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON, ESQ., OB. OCT. 15, 1672; ALSO, JOANNES SPARKE.
JOHN KELLOND, of Pangsford, Devon, married Margaret, daughter of Thomas Drewe, by his wife, a daughter of Sir Peter Prideaux, Bart. The Drewes were connected with the Walronds of Ile-Brewers.
Arms, Chequy, a bend.... Crest, Out of a mural crown a demi-fox or, issuant rampant.
(Ab.) ROWLAND WILLEY. OB. 2nd JAN., 1762, AET. 80.
ELIZABETH HANNAH WILLING, RELICT OF CHARLES WILLING, LATE OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA. SHE WAS BORN 12 MARCH, 1739, OB. 12 OCT., 1795.
BOY OF ............N................GODWARD, WHO DEP. JUNE, 1670.
(Ab.) JOSEPH GIBBES, OB. 30 SEPT., 1700, AET. 51, 5 M. 7 D.
JOHN BOVELL, OB. 10 MAY, 1700, AET. 28.
ROBERT BELLGROVE, OB. 25 NOV., 1741, AET. 51 : ALSO, SAMUEL BELLGROVE, HIS SON, OB. 7 JUNE, 1736; ALSO, KATHERINE BELLGROVE, OB. 17 MARCH, 1743.
Probably a descendant of the Cromwellian partizan of that name.
DREIDUIZ.... (much obliterated) 1710 .... 1713 .... 1716 ... 1718.
MARY, WIFE OF ROBERT EWING, 28 MAY, 1770; ALSO, ELIZABETH FORD, OB. 24 JUNE, 1776.
WARD HARRIS, ESQ., OB. 2 JUNE, 1761, AET. 49; ALSO, ELIZABETH, HIS WIFE, OB. 13 JAN., 1791, AET. 70.
ELIZABETH, daughter of John Harris, Esq., of Barbados, was mother of Sir Philip Gibbs, created baronet in 1774. Vide Walrond, Bruce, and Osborne pedigrees, "Landed Gentry."
EDWARD LANG, SENIOR, AGED 50, AND HIS GRANDDAUGHTER KATHERINE LANG, YE DAU. OF HIS SON JOSEPH, OB. 22 JAN., 1736.
EDMUND SKINNER, OB. 1794, AET. 50.
WILLIAM POOL SMITH, OB. 1729, DEC. 6, AET. 30; ALSO, WILLIAM BEND, OB. DEC. 19, 1745, AET. 56.
WILLIAM WALKER (a child), OB. 1752.
(One of the oldest places of worship in the island, if not the very oldest.)
MONOGRAM, WILLIAM ARNOLD, 1688.
The " Olive Blossom " was fitted out in 1605 by Sir Olive Leigh (whom Purchas styles a " worshipful Knight of Kent ") for Barbados.
Lord Ley, afterwards Earl of Marlborough, obtained the first grant of the island, but the first regular settlement was planned and accomplished by Sir William Courteen, who fitted out, in 1624, the ship " William and John " (John Powell, Master), which, arriving at its destination with forty emigrants, founded, in 1625, the present colony.
Popular tradition assigns to William Arnold the distinction of having been the first Englishman to set foot on this island, but such a belief can scarcely be reconciled with the date on his tomb.
In 1628, Charles Woolferstone and sixtyfour emigrants, under a company of London merchants, embarked for Barbados, where on arrival each " took up ', one hundred acres. The names of these merchants were, Marmaduke Brandon, Robert and Henry Wheatley, Alexander Banister, Edmund Forster, Robert Swinnerton, John Charles, and John Fairingdon.
SARAH BELL, DAU. OF FRANCIS AND MARY BELL, OB. 23 AUG., 1736. ALSO, FRANCIS BELL, ESQ., OB. 6 APRIL, 1739, AET. 57 ALSO, FRANCIS, SON OF THE ABOVE FRANCIS AND MARY, OB. 16 AUG., 1747, AET. 14 ALSO, SARAH, WIFE OF FRANCIS BELL, OB. 14 FEB., 1747, AET. 35 ALSO, HON. FRANCIS BELL, ESQ., OB. ....., 1760, AET. 56.
The founder of this family was, probably, Philip Bell, Governor of Barbados in 1641
THOMAS FOX AND HIS TWO WIFES, PRUDENCE AND RACHEL FOX , TWO SONS, JOHN AND WILLIAM, TWO DAUS., SARAH AND ESTHER.
ALSO, THOMAS, JOSEPH, WILLIAM, AND MARY, WILLIAM BEING YE LAST, AGED 27, DYED SEPT. 14, 1754, CAPTAIN WILLIAM FOX.
HERE LYETH INTERR'D YE BODY OF MRS. ELIZABETH FORSTER, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE YE 18th DAY OF JANUARY, 1717, IN THE 62 YEAR OF HER AGE.
She was twice married. Her first husband was Colonel William Sandiford, Esq. and her last, Captain John Forster, Esq.
MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS. 399
(Ab.) SIR WILLIAM GIBBONS, BART., OB. 11 APRIL, 1766.
IN MEMORY OF ROBERT GIBBONS, SECOND SON TO SIR WILLIAM GIBBONS, BARONET. HE DIED JULY 13, 1744, AGED 28 YEARS.
Arms, Gibbons, with a crescent for difference. Crest, Gibbons.
(Ab.) DAME FRANCIS GIBBONS, DAUGHTER OF ROBERT HALL, ESQ., AND WIFE OF SIR WILLIAM GIBBONS, OB. 1757, AET. 64.
Arms, A lion rampant debruised by a bend dexter, charged with 3 crosses patée fitchée. In dex. ch. the baronet's badge. On an escutcheon of pretence, ... 3 griffins' heads erased. Crest, On a baronet's helmet a lion's jamb erect holding a cross fitchée.
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF PHILIP GINKINS, DECEASED IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1663, THE 9th OF JULY.
SEE genealogical additions to the " History of Stockton-upon- Tees," by W. Downing Bruce, Esq., voce Raisbick.
HERE LIETH THE BODY OF GILES HALL, LATE OF THIS ISLAND, ESQ., BORN IN YE PARISH OF WHITMINSTER IN THE COUNTY OF GLOCESTER, WHO DEPARTED THIS MORTAL LIFE THE 26th DAY OF JANUARY, ANNO DOM. 1686, AGED 84 YEARES.
GILES HALL was a considerable proprietor, and held, in 1679, one hundred and ninety-five acres in the parish where he died.
Arms, Three talbots' heads erased.
Another "Hall" slab, nearly obliterated, and apparently older than the former.
(Ab.) RICHARD HAYNES, 0B. 1768.
Son of Robert Haynes and Ann Elcock, now represented by Haynes, of Thumbeley Lodge, co. York.
ELIZABETH KENRICK, SECOND DAUGHTER OF REV, DR. SCAWEN KENRICK, SUBDEAN & PREBEND OF WESTMINSTER, AND NIECE TO SIR WILLIAM GIBBONS, BART., OB. AUG. 17, 1744, AET. 16. ALSO, THE ELDEST SON OF JOHN GIBBONS, ESQ., AND GRANDSON OF SIR W. GIBBONS, OB. SEP. 16. 1746, AET. 7 YEARS.
There was a family named Kendrick of some note. See " Extinct and Dormant Baronetage."
MR. MICHAEL MAHON, OF THE KINGDOM OF IRELAND, AND MARGARET, HIS WIFE, OF BARBADOS, WITH SEVERAL OF THEIR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN, AND IN MEMORY OF THEM THIS MONUMENT HAS BEEN ERECTED BY MR. JAMES MAHON, SON OF THE ABOVE MICHAEL AND MARGARET MAHON.
There is no date, but the style is that of the latter part of the seventeenth century.
Arms. 3 lions passant, in pale. Crest, A dexter arm embowed, brandishing a scimetar. Motto, " Signos sic sacra tuimur."
JAMES PRAT, SON OF DR. HENRY PRAT, & DOROTHY, HIS WIFE, OB. APRIL 23, 1738, AET. 2 ALSO, HENRY PRAT, SON OF DR. HENRY PRAT. .... ALSO DOROTHY PRAT, WIFE OF DR. HENRY PRAT, OB. 19 OCT., 1749.
UNDER THIS STONE LYES THE BODY OF KATHERINE, LATE WIFE OF JOHN ROKEBY, MERCHANT, DAU. AND COHEIRIS OF CHRISTOPHER. THOMPSON, LATE OF THIS PARISH, GENT., AND KATHERINE HIS WIFE, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE YE 15th OF APRIL, 1666, IN yE 19th YEAR OF HER AGE.
Arms (above the epitaph), On a chevron between three ravens close a mullet. Underneath the same arms, impaling, On a fess (dancetté) three estoiles wavy of six ; a dexter canton charged with a sun in splendour
ROKEBY, of Rokeby and Mortham, Yorkshire, a family of great antiquity and distinction, of which was Sir Thomas Rokeby, a gallant warrior of the reign of Edward III., eminently distinguished at the battle of Neville's Cross, who be came eventually Lord Justice of Ireland. The line of Rokeby, of Rokeby and Mortham, continued until the time of Sir Thomas Rokeby, who disposed of the domain to W. Robinson, Esq.
Arms, Argent, a chevron sable between three rooks proper. Crest, A rook proper.
William, Rokeby, of Skiers, Yorkshire, created baronet in 1661, was eldest son (by Dorothy, his wife, daughter of William Rokeby, Esq., of Skiers) of William Rokeby, Esq., of Hotham, who was son of Thomas Rokeby, Esq., third son of Thomas Rokeby, Esq., of Mortham.
Rokeby, of Arthingworth, Northants., derived from Thomas Rokeby, Esq., of Barnby, youngest brother of Sir William Rokeby, Bart., of Skiers.
Thompson (Haversham, Bucks.) descended from Maurice Thompson, of Cheston, Herts. Sir john Thompson, Bart., of Haversham, a distinguished member of the House of Commons, was created Baron Haversham in 1696, a title which expired
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with his son Maurice, second lord, in 1745, who left two daughters, his coheirs : the younger, Anne, wife of Richard Reynolds, Esq., son of the Bishop of Lincoln, died s. p. in 1737 ; the elder, Elizabeth, married, in 1724, John Carter, Esq., of Weston Colvile, and had one daughter, Elizabeth Anne Hall, wife of John Morse, Esq., of Sprowston Hall, Norfolk, whose only daughter, Elizabeth Anne Ella, is married to Simon Digby, Esq.*
HERE LYETH INTERRED YE BODY OF THE HON. W1LLIAM SANDIFORD, ESQ.' ONE OF YE JUDGES OF THIS ISLAND.BORN IN BRISTOLL, DYED YE 30th OF DECEMBER, 1668, AGED 80 YEARS. ALSO, CAPTAIN HENRY SANDIFORD, HIS SON, AGED 33 YEARS, DYED YE 7th OF SEPT., 1685, ALSO, ELIZABETH SANDIFORD, HIS WIDOW, AGED 82 YEARS, DYED YE 29th OF MARCH, 174.......
HERE LYES YE BODY OF CAPTAIN EDWARD SKEETE, BORN YE 13 JUNE, 1639, AND DIED MAY 14, 1727, AGED 88 YEARS.
TIMOTHY ROBERTS, OB. 13 OCTOBER, ....... AET. 57.
JOSEPH WATERMAN, OB. 1763, AET. 26.
Arms, Or, on a fesse dancetté azure, 3 estoiles argent. On a canton of the second, the sun in splendour proper. Crest, An arm erect, vested gules, cuff argent, holding in the hand proper, 5 ears of corn or. Motto, " In lumine lucem."
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