A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland Enjoying Territorial Possessions or High Official Rank; But Uninvested with Heritable Honours Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...for his learning and virtues by Queen Elizabeth, and Thomas Newton, in his encomia celebrates him for religion, virtues, piety, and truth. " Ad D Thoman Gentium Fisci Reginei Baronem Relligio, virtus, Pietas, Pudor, ac aletheia, Exculat e terns, mobile vulgus ait. Kullitur: Eximias nam qui considerat in ta Dotes. &c." He was counsellor to Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, who appointed him by patent dated in 1571, steward of that county for life. He m. first, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Sir John Swallow, of Bockking, and had, with five younger sons, Henry, his successor. Thomas, of Rocliff, in Cumberland, m. Mary, sister of Sir John Dalston. Frances, m. to George Bradley, esq. of Cambridgeshire. Elizabeth, m. to Henry Denston, esq. of Carew, in Cumberland. Grizel, m. to John Lyne, esq. of Norwich. Bridget, m. to Thomas Onwine, esq. Anne, m. to--Hyatt, esq. His lordship espoused secondly, in 1586, Elizabeth, sister of Morgan Robyns, esq. and widow of Robert Hogeson, esq. of London, but had no other children. He d, in 1593, and was t. by his eldest son, Henry Gent, esq. of Moyns, who served the office of sheriff for the county of Essex, in 1632, and was for several years in the commission of the peace. He m. in 1589, Dorothy, daughter and co-heir of Sir John Dalston, of Dalston, (by Anne, daughter and heiress of Thomas Tyrreil, esq. of Warwick, in Essex, ) by whom he had, with three younger sons, 1. Thomas, of Lincoln's Inn, who pre-deceased his father, (1638, ) leaving by his wife Isabella, daughter of Francis Thompson, esq. of Scarbo-rough Castle, in the county of York, an only daughter, Frances, heiress to a consider-able estate. This lady espoused Sir Edmund Alleyn, bart. and left at her decease, in 1657, an only surviving...
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