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of Therouenne and Tournay; also, Henry, third son to George earl of in the battle of the Spurs that en- Shrewsbury. Henry, his eldest son sued, he had the honour of knight- and successor, for his great merits banneret conferred on him; and the towards K. Charles J. by letters year after a confirmation of the grant patent bearing date at Oxford 25 to his ancestor for free-warren in March, and twentieth of his reign, all his lordships and lands. He was raised to the title of marquis of had two wives; first Joan, daughter Dorchester in Dorsetshire. This of Sir Brian Stapleton, knt, by whom nobleman was a person of great he had an only daughter, Elizabeth, learning, and married first, Cemarried to John Sacheverel of Mor. cilia, daughter to Paul viscount ley in Derbyshire. And by his se- Baining, by whom he had a cond wife, daughter of Sir Richard son, Robert, who died an infant, Empfon, he was father of Sir and two daughters. His second George Pierrepont, who received wife was Catharine, daughter to the honour of knighthood , Edw. James earl of Derby, by whom he Vi, at the king's coronation; and had one son, Henry, who died in dying 6 Eliz. Ceised of several ma- his infancy; so that Robert, the nors and advowsons, he left Henry grandson of William the second son his fon and heir, by his second wife of Robert earl of Kingston, fucceedWinifride, daughter of William ed to the earldom. The said WilThwaites of Oulton in Eflex, and liam was in all the commissions to heir to her brother ; by whom he treat with his majesty Charles I. behad also issue Gervase and William, ing one who always pressed for an with two daughters, Anne and Ifa- accommodation with the king. He bel. This Henry was knighted, and heartily espoused the interest makhad to wife Frances, eldest daugh- ing for the restoration of king Charles ter of Sir William Cavendish of Il. and was one of the members for Chattesworth, Derbyshire, by whom Nottinghamshire in that memorable he had one son, Robert, who was convention which voted his return. created earl of Kingston, and four In this parliament he represented daughters. Robert, his only son and many instances of the oppression of heir, was a lieutenant-general of the the court of Wards so effe&tually forces of king Charles I. and was to the house of Commons, that he by letters patent, 29 June, 3 Car. I. persuaded them to redeer themadvanced to the dignity of a baron, felves by an offer of the Excise, which by the title of lord Pierrepont of was complied with. He died before Holme-Pierrepont in Nottingham- Henry Marquis of Dorchester in Thire, and viscount Newark; and 25 1679, and on account of his great July the next year, created earl judgment, obtained the appellation of Kingston upon Hull. At the of “ Wise William." He had marbreaking out of the grand rebellion ried Elizabeth, daughter and cohe brought 4000 men to his ma- heir of Sir Thomas Harris of Tongjesty, and vigorously opposed the castle in Shropshire, bart, ferjeant parliament's commission of array. at law, by whom he had five sons His lady,' who survived him, was and as many daughters; Robert, Gertrude, daughter and co heir to hereafter mentioned; Henry, who August 1761.



died unmarried; William, who died only brother and heir succeeded in his infancy; George, who died him in honour and estate ; while a unmarried; also Gervase, who was commoner he was member for Eastseveral times member for Appleby in Retford in Nottinghamshire, and Westmoreland; and on. Mar. 21, upon the demise of his brother, 1703, the 2d of queen Anne, was took his place in the house of peers, created baron of Pierrepont and November 1690. Her majesty Ardglass in Ireland; and O&tob. 19, queen Anne, in consideration of his 1714, ist of king Geo. I. was made great merits, was pleased to advance a peer of this kingdom, by the title him 29 December 1706, and fifth of baron Pierrepont of Hanflape in of her reign, to the honour of marBucks. He married Lucy, daugh- quis of Dorchester, with remainder ter to Sir John Pelham of Laughton to Gervase lord Pierrepont and his in Sussex, bart. but dying in 1715, heirs male. On November 4, 1714, without issue, those titles became he was constituted lord Warden and extinct. The five daughters of Wil- chief justice in Eyre, of all his maliam were Frances, married to Hen- jesty's parks, &c. beyond Trent. ry earl of Ogle, afterwards duke of The year after, king George 1. Newcastle, Eleanor and Margaret, created him duke of Kingston by who died young, Grace wedded to letters patent, dated July 20, 1715; Gilbert earl of Clare, and Gertrude on December 14, 1716, his grace third wife to George viscount, and was appointed lord privy-seal; and afterwards marquis of Halifax, by February 6, 1718-19, lord president whom he had a daughter Elizabeth, of the council; and April 29, 1719, wife to Philp, earl of Chesterfield, elected a knight of the most noble and father to the present earl Philip order of the garter; and was thrice, Dormer. The above-mentioned Ro- in the same reign, appointed one of bert, eldest son and heir of William the lords justices, while his majesty Pierrepont, mai riedElizabeth daugh- was at Hanover. He married to ter and co-heir to Sir John Evelyn his first wife, the lady Mary Fieldof Welt-Dene in Wilts, knt, and ing, daughter to William, and fưfter died in the life-time of his father, to Bafil earl of Denbigh, by whom anno 1699. He left issue three sons, he had an only son, William, and Robert, William, and Evelyn, and three daughters, lady Mary, married a daughter, Gertrude, married to to Eward Wortley Montagu, esq; William lord Cheyney, viscount son and heir of Sidney Wortley, Newhaven in Scotland. Robert, the Montagu, second son of Edward eldest son of the said Robert, on the the first earl of Sandwich; lady death of Henry marquis of Dorchel- Frances, married to John Ereskine, ter in 1680, succeeded to the title of late earl of Mar, whose only daughearl of Kingiton, and dying unmar- ter was married to her first cousin Tied in 1682, William his next bro. James Erskine, fon of James Erskine, ther enjoyed the title. This. Wil- commonly called lord Grange ; and liam, earl of Kingston, married Anne, lady Evelyn, the first wife of John the eldeit daughter of Robert, lord lørd Gower, created earl Gower. Brooke, by whom he left noissue ; and His grace married to his second wife, dying in Septemb. 1690, Evelyn his in August 1714, the lady Isabella

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Bentinck, fifth and youngest daugh- let loose in the pursuit, did great ter to William earl of Portland by execution ; upon their disbandhis first wife, and litter to Henrying, his grace received a letter from duke of Portland; and by her had Mr. Fox, secretary at war, thanktwo daughters, lady Caroline, mar. ing him for their service, and desirried in Jan. 1748-9, to Thomas Brand, ing his grace to thank the officers and esq; of Fyfeld in Essex, and died soldiers, in his majesty's name, for June 1753; and lady Anne, who died their bravery. They have since been unmarried in 1739. His grace de- re-formed into a regiment of draparted this life, Mar. 5, 1725-6, and goons, and the duke of Cumberland was succeeded by his grandson, commander of them. His grace, Evelyn, the present duke of King- besides being master of his majerfton, son of William his only son, ty's stag-hounds on the north of who was born O&tober 21, 1692, Trent, and a knight of the garter, and died in the 21st year of his age, is a lieutenant-general of his maleaving issue by Rachel his wife, jesty's forces, and still unmarried. daughter of Thomas Baynton, esq; Armorial Bearings.] Argent, semé (who surviving him died, May 18, of cinq foils, gules, a lion ram-1722) the aforesaid Evelyn, now pant, sable. duke of Kingston; and an only Creft.] On a wreath, a lion ramdaughter, lady Frances, married to pant, sable, between two wings Philip Meadows, esq; eldest son and erect, argent. heir of Sir Philip Meadows, knight- Supporters.] Two lions fable, arm. marshal, by whom she had five ed and langued gules. sons, Evelyn, Charles, William, Ed. Motto.] Pie repone te.--Devoutly ward, Thomas; and a daughter, repose yourself. Lat. Frances. This Evelyn, duke of Chief Seats.] Holme-Pierrepont, Kingston, upon the breaking out of and Thoresby-park in Nottinghamthe rebellion in Scotland in 1745, sire, Tong-castle in Shropshire, raised a regiment of light horse for Bradford in Wilts, Hansape in the service of the government, who Bucks, and Arlington-street, Lonwere in the battle of Culloden, and don.


CH A P. XXI. King's-bench, Felton gratified his Containing further Anecdotes relating curiolity to this effect: to the Children of Wretchedness. ,

« All that I know of Captain

Clewlin, previous to his committD INNER being chearfully dil- ment, is, that he was commander

cussed, and our adventurer of a floop of war, and bore the reexpresing an eager desire to know putation of a gallant officer ; that the history of the male and female he married the daughter of a rich who had acted as squires or se. merchant in the city of London conds to the champions of the against the inclination, and without

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the knowledge of her father, who pressions, “ Strumpet, take your. renounced her for this a&t of diso, self away, with your brat, otherwise bedience: that the captain consoled I shall send for the beadle, and have himself for the rigour of the parent, you to Bridewell.” with the possession of the lady, who The unfortunate lady was cut to was not only remarkably beautiful the heart by this usage, and fainted in person, but highly accomplished in the street; from whence she was in her mind, and amiable in her conveyed to a public house by the disposition. Such, a few months ago, charity of some passengers. She afwere those two persons whom you terwards attempted to foften the saw acting in such a vulgar capa- barbarity of her father, by repeated city. When they first entered the letters, and by interesting some of prison they were undoubtedly the his friends to intercede with him in handsomest couple mine eyes ever her behalf; but all her endeavours beheld, and their appearance won proving ineffectual, the accompauniversal respect even from the most nied her husband to the prison of brutal inhabitants of the jail. The the King's-bench, where the must captain baving unwarily involved have felt, in the severest manner, himself as security for a man to whom the fatal reverse of cireuinstance he had lain under obligarions, became to which Me was exposed. The cap. liable for a considerable sum; and tain being disabled from going to his own father-in-law being the sea, was fuperfeded, and he saw all fole creditor of the bankrupt, took his hopes blasted in the midst of an this opportunity of wreaking ven- active war, at a time when he had geance upon him for having espoused the faireft prospeas of fame and forhis daughter. He watched an op- tune. He saw himself reduced to portunity until the captain had ac- extreme poverty, cooped up with tually itept into the poit-chaise with the tender partner of his heart in a his lady, for Portsmouth, where his wretched hovel, amidst the refuse of ship lay, and caused him to be ar- mankind, and on the brink of want. rested in the most public and shame- ing the common neceffaries of life. ful manner. Mrs. Clewlin had like The mind of man is ever ingenious to have funk under the first tran- in finding resources. He comforted fports of her grief and mortification; his lady with vain hopes of having but these subsiding, snc had recourse friends who would effect his deliveto perfonal follicitation. She went rance, and repeated affarances of with her only child in her arms (a this kind so long, that he at length lovely boy) to her father's door, and began to think they were not altobeing denied admittance, kneeled gether void of foundation. down in the street, imploring his Mrs. Clewlin, from a principle compassion in the molt pathetic of duty, recollected all her fortitude, ftrain ; but this hard-hearted citi- that she might not only bear her zen, inftead of recognizing his child, fate with patience, but even conand taking the poor mourner to his tributed to alleviate the woes of bofom, insulted her from the win- her husband, whom her affection dow with the most bitter reproach, had ruined. She affected to believe saying, among other fhocking ex- the suggestions of his pretended


hope; the interchanged with him Clewlin was infected. As the erup. assurances of better fortune ; her ap- tion appeared unfavourable, you pearance exhibited a calm, while her may conceive the consternation with heart was torn with anguish. She which they were overwhelmed. Their affifted him in writing letters to distress was rendered inconceivable former friends, the last consolation by indigence; for, by this time, of the wretched prisoner ; fhe deli- they were so deftitute that they vered these letters with her own could neither pay for common at. hand, and underwent a thousand tendance, nor procure proper admortifying repulses, the most shock- vice. I did, on that occasion, what ing circumstances of which she con- I thought my duty towards my cealed from her husband. She per- fellow-creatures.- I wrote to a phyformed all the menial offices in her sician of my acquaintance, who was own little family, which was main.. humane enough to visit the poor tained by pawning her apparel ; little patient: I engaged a careful and both the husband and wife, in woman prisoner as a nurse, and Mr. some measure sweetened their cares, Norton supplied them with money by prattling and toying with their and neceffaries. These helps were charming little boy, on whom they barely fufficient to preserve them doated with an enthusiasm of fond- from the horrors of despair, when ness.--Yet, even this pleasure was they saw their little dacling panting mingled with the most tender and under the rage of a loathsome pelo melancholy regret. I have seen the tilential malady, during the excermother hang over him, with the five heat of the dog-days, and most affe&ting expression of this struggling for breath in the noxious kind in her aspect, the tears con- atmosphere of a confined cabin, tending with the smiles upon her where they scarce had room to countenance, while she exclaimed: turn, on the most necessary occa“ Alas! my poor prisoner, little did fions. The eager curiosity with your mother once think she should which the mother eyed the doctor's be obliged to nurse you in a jail.” The looks as often as he visited the boy; captain's paternal love was dashed the terror and trepidation of the fa. with impatience-He would fnatch ther, while he desired to know his up the boy in a transport of grief, opinion; in a word, the whole te press him to his breaft, devour him nour of their distress, baffled all de. as it were with kisses, throw up his scription. eyes to heaven in the most emphatic At length the physician, for the filence ; then convey the child hasti- fake of his own character, was oblig. ly to his mother's arms, pull his ed to be explicit; and returning hat over his eyes, stalk out into the with the captain, to the common common walk, and finding himself walk, told him in my hearing, that alone, break out into tears and la- the child could not possibly recover. mentation.

-This sentence seemed to have pe: Ah! little did this unhappy cou- trified the unfortunate parent, who ple know what further griefs awaited stood motionless, and seemingly be-* them! The finall-pox broke out refr of sense. I led him to my apartin the prison, and poor Tommy ment, where he fat a full hour in


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