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Fiftb, Lord Sidney, born on February 27th, 1702, whom Richard Topham, of Windsor, Esq. made heir to his estate, was one of the members of parliament for New Windsor in Berkshire. In April 1740, his Lordship was declared vice-chamberlain of the household to his Majesty, and sworn of his most honourable privycouncil, on May 1st following. He died, M. P. for Windsor, November 23d, 1744, having, on December 9th, 1736, married to Mary, daughter of Thomas Norris, of Speck in com. Pal. Lancast. Esq. by whom he left issue one son, named Topham, born in December, 1739, and married on March 12th, 1768, to Lady Diana Spencer, sister of George the present Duke of Marlborough, He died at his house in Great Russel-street, Bloomsbury, March 11th, 1780 : a man well known in the circles of literature, and for his curious library. He left issue one son, Charles George, and two daughters; first, Elizabeth, married, April 8th, 1787, her cousin George Augustus, now Earl of Pembroke, and died March 25th, 1793 ; second, Anne.
Sixth, Lord George, born on December 26th, 1704, made a captain of a company in the first regiment of foot guards, in September 1736, and aid-de-camp to his late Majesty, on June 15th, 1745. On December 5th, 1747, he was made colonel of a marine regiment, and on March 15th, 1748, succeeded to the command of the nineteenth regiment of foot. On December 4th, 1753, his Lordship was constituted governor of Landguard fort, on the coast of Suffolk, and appointed major general on March 18th, 1755. On January 25th, 1758, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-general, and was commander in chief of the forces in Scotland. His Lordship married Margaret, daughter of .... Bainbridge, but died without issue, May 11th, 1768.
Seventh, Lord James, born 1709, who, on February 1732-3, was made a prebendary of Windsor, and canon on March 4th, 1737-8: and, in 1745, promoted to the see of Hereford. He died unmarried, October 28th, 1787.
Eighth, Lord Aubrey, born in 1711, who being also brought up to the sea service, was captain of several of his Majesty's ships, and lost his life, after a very noble behaviour in the attack of the harbour of Carthagena, on March 24th, 1740-41. A monument is erected to bis memory in Westminster Abbey. He married
daughter of Sir Henry Newton, Knight, and widow of
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colonel Francis Alexander ; but had no issue by her, who died October 30th, 1755.
CHARLES, second DUKE OF St. Albans, was born on April Oth, 1696, and during his being a commoner, was first elected a member for the borough of Bodmin, in the first parliament called by George I. and in the parliament summoned to meet pn May 10th, 1722, was chosen for the borough of New Windsor. In the year 1725, was one of those persons, who, in consideration of their great merits, were chosen knights companions of the Bath, upon the re-establishment of that order. In 1726, he succeeded his father in his honours; and in February 22d following, was appointed Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum for the county of Berks; as be was on September 14th, 1727, in the first year of George II. and on October 11th following, assisting at his Majesty's coronation, carried the Queen's crown. In May, 1730, his Grace was made governor of Windsor castle, and warden of the forest of Windsor, and one of the lords of his Majesty's bedchamber. On March 20th, 1740-1, his Grace was elected a Knight of the Garter, and installed, at Windsor, on April 21st following.
On December 13th, 1722, he married Lucy, daughter and coheir of Sir John Werden, of Hollyport in Berkshire, Bart. and by her, who died on November 12th, 1752, had issue one son, George, third Duke of St. Albans, and one daughter, Lady Diana, wedded on February 2d, 1761, to the Honourable and Reverend Shute Barrington, canon of Christ's Church, Oxford, one of the King's chaplains in ordinary, now Bishop of Durham, and brother to William Wildman Barrington, late Viscount Barrington in Ireland; her Ladysbip died 1766. His Grace departed this life on Saturday, July 27th, 1751, in the fifty-sixth year of his age, at his house in St. James's Place, and was succeeded in his honours and estate by his said only son,
GEORGE, THIRD Duke of St ALBANS, born on June 25th, 1730, and on December 15th, 1751, was constituted Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of Berkshire. His Grace was highsteward of the corporation of Windsor, and Lord Lieutenant of the county of Berks. His Grace was also hereditary grand falconer of England, likewise hereditary register of the Court of Chancery. In 1754, he married Janę, k daughter and coheir of Sir Walter Robarts, of Glassenbury, in the parish of Cranbrook, ent, Bart. by his wife Elizabeth, sole daughter and heir of William Slaughter, of the city of Rochester, Esq. but had no issue by her; who died December 16th, 1778. His Grace died February 1st, 1786, and was succeeded by his cousin,
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George, grandson of Lord William Beauclerk, second son of the first Duke, as FOURTH Duke of St. Albans, who only survived a year, and dying February 16th, 1787, unmarried, was succeeded by his cousin Aubrey, Lord Vere, who thus became FIFTH Duke of St. ALBANS. He was son of Lord Vere Beau. clerk, third son of the first Duke.
His Grace was born June 3d, 1740; in 1761, was returned M. P. for Thetford ; and in 1768, for Aldborough in Yorkshire. On May 4th, 1763, he married Lady Catherine Ponsonby, daughter of William, Earl of Besborough, by whom he had issue.
First, Aubrey, now Duke of St. Albans.
Second, Lord William, born December 18th, 1766, married first, July 21st, 1791, Miss Carter Thelwall, daughter of the Reverend Robert Carter Thelwall, who died s. p. October 19th, 1797; he married, secondly, in 1799, and has a daughter born in 1800.
Third, Lord Amelius, a captain in the navy.
Fifth, Catherine Elizabeth, married September 1st, 1802, the Reverend James Burgess, and died July 1803.
Sixth, Caroline, married, February 10th, 1797, the Hon. Charles Dundas, second son of Lord Dundas.
Seventh, Georgina, died October 17th, 1791.
His Grace died February 9th, 1802, and was succeeded by his eldest son Aubrey, sixTH AND PRESENT Duke, born August 21st, 1765, who married, first, Miss Moses, who died August 1800, without issue; and secondly, Louisa Grace, third daughter of Lady Louisa Manners.
Titles. George Beauclerk, Duke of St. Albans, Earl of Burford, and Baron of Heddington, hereditary grand falconer of England, and hereditary register of the Court of Chancery.
Creations. Baron of Heddington, and Earl of Burford, in com. Oxon. on December 27th, 1676, 28 Car. II. and Duke of St. Albans, in com. Hertford, January 10th, 1683-4, 35 Car. II.
Arms. Those of King Charles II. with a baton sinister, gules, ebarged with three roses, Argent, seeded and barbed proper.
Crest. On a chapeau, gules, turned up, ermine, á lion statant, guardant, Or, crowned with a ducal coronet, per pale, Argent and Gules, and gorged with a collar, Gules, charged with three roses, Argent, seeded and barbed proper.
Supporters. On the dexter side, an antelope, Argent, gorged as the crest, armed and unguled, Or: on the sinister, a greyhound, Argent, gorged and unguled, as the other,
Motto. Auspicium melioris ævi.
This family was for some time seated at Ashford in the county of Kent; of which John Osborne, of Canterbury, gent. in the 12th of Henry VI. was returned in the list of gentry of the said: county, who made oath for the observance of the laws then enacted. But the said John Osborne bore different arms from those used by the family of Leeds, a RICHARD Osborne married Elizabeth; daughter of .... Fyldene, by whom he was father of RICHARD, who married Jane, daughter of John Broughton, of Broughton, Esq. and sister and heir to Edward and Lancelyn Broughton, of the county of Westmoreland, Esqrs. and by her had Sir Edward Osborne, Knight, Thomas, and Julian. The said
SIR EDWARD Osborne, discovering a genius for mercantile affairs, which about that time began to flourish, was put apprentice to Sir William Hewet, of the clothworkers company, one of the most considerable merchants in London, and possessed of an estate of 6,0001. a year : and whilst he lived in that capacity, Sir William's only daughter and child, Anne, having been accidentally dropped, by the maid playing with her in her arms, from the window of his house on London bridge, into the Thames, almost beyond expectation of being saved, he immediately leaped into the river, and brought her safe out. Sir Edward afterwards had the said Anne in marriage, and with her got an estate in the parish of Barking in Essex, together with lands in the parishes of Wales and Harthill in Yorkshire. The said Sir William was Lord Mayor of London, in 1559, 1 Elizabeth; and dying on
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