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my eyes are not deceived) as the same with that person who was made knight of the Garter, and privy-councillor to the king. Yet will I not be positive, whether it was he or his son who, removing into Cheshire, and marrying the heir-general of the ancient family of Bostocks, attained thereby a great inheritance, and was ancestor to the present earl of Rivers.
8. Will. COMPTON, Mil.—He was highly and deservedly a favourite to this king ; so that, in the court, no lay-man, abating only Charles Brandon (in whom affection and affinity met), was equal unto him. He might have been, for wealth or honour, what he pleased; but contented himself with what he was. His son Peter married into the right honourable family of Shrewsbury, and his grandson Sir Henry Compton was one of the three H.Č.'s [Henry Cary, Henry Compton, and Henry Cheney), who were made barons by queen Elizabeth, ancestor to James earl of Northampton. For the happiness of whom, and his, when I cannot orally pray, I will make signs of my affection to heaven.
Place. 27 Walt. Walsh, arm.
Az. a fess betwixt six martlets S. 28 Idem.
ut prius. 29 Joh. Russel, jun.
Strensham. Arg. a chevron betwixt three cross croslets fitchée S. 30 Rob. Acton, arm.
Sutton. G. a fess within a border engrailed Erm. 31 Gilbt. Talbott, mil. . Grafton.
G. a lion rampant and a border engrailed 0. 32 Joh. Pakington, arm.
Per chevron S. and Arg.; in chief three mullets O. in
base as many garbs G. 33 Joh. Russell, mil. ut prius. 34 Go. Throgmorton, mil. . Throgmorton.
G. on a chevron Arg. three bars gemelle S. 35 Tho. Hunkes, arm.
Radbroke. Arg. three mullets S. within a border platée. 36 Joh. Talbott, mil. ut prius. 37 Rob. Acton, mil. . ut prius. 38 Joh. Russel, mil. ut prius.
1 Will. Sheldon, mil. Beely.
S. a fess Arg. betwixt three swans proper. 2 Rich. Ligon, mil.
Arg. two lions passant G.
Place. 3 Will. Gower, arm.
Az, a chevron between three wolves' heads erased O. 4 Will. Ligon, arm.
ut prius. 5 Tho Russell, mil.
ut prius. 6 Joh. Talbott, mil.
ut prius. PHIL. et MAR. 1 Hen. Dingley, arm.
Charlton. Arg. a fess S. a mullet betwixt two ogresses in chief. 2 Joh. Talbott, arm.
ut prius. 3 Tho. Baskervile, mil.
Arg. a chevron G. betwixt three hurts proper. 4 Will. Sheldon, arm. ut prius. 5 Joh. Littleton, arm.. • Frankley
Arg. a chevron between three escalop shells S. 6 Joh. Knottesford, arm.
Arg. four fusils in fess S.
ELIZ. REG. 1 Tho. Russell, arm. ut prius. 2 Will Ligon, arm.
ut prius. 3 Tho. Packington, mil. ut prius. 4 Galfr, Markham, arm. ut prius.
Az. ; in chief o. a lion issuant G. and border Arg. 5 Tho. Baskervile, mil. ut prius. 6 Will. Jefferyes, et
Holm. Caf. S. a lion rampant betwixt three scaling-ladders 0. Will. Hunkes, arm. ut prius. 7 Anth. Daston, arm. 8 Joh. Littleton, mil. ut prius. 9 Will. Sheldon, arm. ut prius. 10 Hen. Dingley, arm. ut prius. 11 Tho. Russell, mil. ut prius. 12 Fran. Walsh, arm. ut prius. 13 Joh. Rowse, arm.
Rouslench. S. two bars engrailed Arg. 14 Joh. Littleton, mil. ut prius. 15 Rich. Ligon, arm.
ut prius. 16 Edw. Colles, arm. 17 Edw. Harewell, arm. Bifford.
Arg. on a fess nebulé S. three hares' heads couped of the
first. 18 Rad. Sheldon, arm. ut prius. 19 Joh. Russell, arm. ut prius. 20 Hen. Berkley, arm.
G. a chevron betwixt ten crosses Arg. 21 Walt. Blunt, arm,
Kidderminster. Barry nebule of six O. and S. 22 Fran. Walsh, arm. ut prius.
Place. 23 Tho. Folliat, arm.
ut prius. 26 Gilb. Littleton, arm. ut prius. 27 Tho. Lucy, mil.
WARWICK. G. crusuly O. three lucies or pikes hauriant Arg. 28 Will. Child, arm.
Northwick. G. a chevron Erm. betwixt three eagles close 0. 29 Egid. Read, arm. 30 Geor. Winter
Huddington. S. a fess Erm. 31 Will. Savage, arm.
Arg. six lions rampant S. 32 Edw. Colles, arm. ut prius. 33 Hen. Bromeley, mil.
Quarterly per fess indented G. and O. 34 Will. Ligon, arm.
ut prius. 35 Tho. Biggs, arm. . Lenchwick.
Arg. on a fess betwixt three ravens proper, as many
annulets of the field. 36 Joh. Pakington, mil.
ut prius. 37 Tho. Folliat, arm.
ut prius. 38 Edw. Harewell, arm. ut prius. 39 Fran. Dingley, arm. .
ut prius. 40 Will. Walsh, arm.
ut prius. 41 Will. Child, arm.
ut prius. 42 Joh. Washborn, arm.
Arg. on a fess betwixt six martlets G. three quatrefoils of
the first. 43 Will. Savage, arm.
ut prius. 44 Geor. Blunt, arm. ut prius. 45 Th. Russel, mil ; et 1 Ja. ut prius.
JAC. REX. 1 Tho. Russel, mil. ut prius. 2 Rich. Walsh, arm. ut prius. 3 Will. Barnaby, arm.
Acton. Arg. a lion passant gardant between three escalops S. 4 Walt. Snage, arm. 5 Joh. Pakington, mil. ut prius. 6 Arno. Ligon, mil. ut prius. 7 Rich. Greves, mil. 8 Joh. Rowse, mil.
ut prius. 9 Edr. Pitt, mil.
Churwiard. Az. three bars, and as many stars in chief O. 10 Joh. Savage, arm.
O. a fess indented betwixt three crosses croslets fitchée G. 17 Walt. Blunt, arm. ut prius. 18 Will. Kite, arm. 19 Edr. Seabright, arm. Besford.
Arg. three cinquefoils S. 20 Joh. Woodward, mil. 21 Joh. Culpepper, arm. KENT.
Arg. a bend engrailed G. 22 Egid. Savage, mil. ut prius.
CAR. REX. 1 Walt. Devereux, mil.
Arg. a fess G.; in chief three torteaux. 2 Edw. Cookes, arm. 3 Rich. Skynner, arm. 4 Hen. Bromley, arm.
ut prius. 5 Will. Jeffreys, arm.
ut prius. 6 Arth. Smithes, mil. 7 Jacob. Pitt, mil.
ut prius. 8 Tho. Good, arm. 9 Joh. Keyt, arm. 10 Joh. Savage, arm.
ut prius. 11 Will. Russel, bar. ut prius. 12 Joh. Rows, mil.
ut prius. 13 Edw. Dingley, arm. ut prius. 14 Tho. Greaves, arm. 15 Joh. Winford, arm. 16 to 22
QUEEN ELIZABETH. 19. John RUSSEL, Arm.- The same gentleman, no doubt, who was afterwards knighted, and betwixt whom and Sir Henry Berkeley was so deadly a quarrel, as that great bloodshed was likely to have ensued, at the sessions in Worcester, by reason of their many friends and followers engaged therein. But doctor Whitgift, then bishop of Worcester, and vice-president of Wales (in the absence of Sir Henry Sidney, then in Ireland) wisely prevented it, by providing a strong watch at the gates, and about the city: and requiring them to bring both parties, with their attendants, well guarded, to his palace. Here he caused
them all (to the number of four or five hundred)* to deliver their weapons into his own servants' custody; and after two hours pains taken, sometimes in persuading, and otherwhiles in threatening them, he made them so good friends, that they both attended him hand in hand to the Town-hall, where, in amity and love, they performed the service of their country,
36. John PACKINGTON, Mil.-It is now good manners for me to hold my peace, and listen to a privy councillor,t thus describing his character: “He was a gentleman of no mean family, of form and feature no ways disabled, a very fine courtier, and for the time which he stayed there (which was not lasting), very high in the queen's grace. But he came in, and went out; and, through disassiduity, drew the curtain between himself and the light of her favour; and then death overwhelmed the remnant, and utterly deprived him of recovery. And they say of him, that had he brought less to the court than he did, he might have carried away more than he brought; for he had a time of it, but was no good husband of opportunity.”
2. RICHARD WALSH, Arm.--I find him called in our chronicles (perchance by a prolepsis) Sir Richard Walsh. Yea, I find him styled so by him who best might, because he made him so, knighting him for his good service.
In his sheriffalty, the powder-traitors, ferreted out of Warwickshire by Sir Richard Verney, were as fiercely followed by Sir Richard Walsh, out of the bounds of this county, till they took covert in the house of Stephen Littleton, at Hallbach in Staffordshire. This discreet sheriff, not standing on the punctilio of exceeding his commission, in a case wherein the peace of the kingdom was so highly concerned, prosecuted his advantage, and beset the house round about, till both the Wrights were killed in the place, Catesby and Percy slain with one bullet, Rookwood and Winter wounded, all the rest apprehended.
Many smart skirmishes have happened in this county, and near this city. We only insist on that fatal fight, September the third, 1651.
Know then (as introductory thereunto) that his majesty, on the first of August foregoing, began his march from Édinburgh into England, not meeting with any considerable oppo
Sir George Paul, in the Life of Archbishop Whitgift, p. 23.
Sir Robert Naunton, in Fragmenta Regalia.