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a fleet of merchant ships : so he left his station, and retired into Milford Haven; by which means that squadron became useless.

In 1697,' he was made rear-admiral of the red squadron of his Majesty's royal navy, and colonel of the first regiment of marines; after which he was constituted vice-admiral of the white; and on March 11th, 1702-3, was promoted to be viceadıniral of the red. In September, 1705, with six men of war he convoyed the Duke of Marlborough with several land forces to Holland; and on April 19th, 1713, he took the oaths appointed, as Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of the East Riding of Yorkshire. He died on June 25th, 1729, in the seventy-first year of his age.

He married Bridget, only daughter and heir to Sir Thomas Hyde, of North Myms in the county of Hertford, Bart, and by her (who died on March 8th, 1733-4) he had two sons and two daughters; whereof the Lady Bridget was married to the Rev. Mr. Williams, prebendary of Chichester ; and the Lady Mary was first married to Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort ; secondly, on October 15th, 1715, to William Cochrane, Earl of Dundonald, of the kingdom of Scotland, and died February 4th, 1722.

Of the sons, William Henry, the eldest, born in July, 1691, died of the small-pox at Utretcht, m on August 16th, 1711, aged, twenty-one.

PEREGRINE HYDE, the youngest, on January 31st, 1712-13, the 11th of Queen Anne, was summoried to parliament by the title of Lord Osborne of Kiveton, and took place according to his ancestor's patent of creation (on August 15th, 1073) and succeeded his father as THIRD DUKE OF LEEds. His Grace married, to his first wife, the Lady Elizabeth Harley, youngest daughter to Robert Earl of Oxford, and Earl Mortimer, lord high treasurer of Great Britain; and by her, who died in childbed, on November 20th, 1713, aged twenty-eight, and was buried at Kiveton in com. Ebor. had issue Thomas, his successor. By his second wife, the Lady Anne Seymour (who died on November 27th, 1722) third daughter to Charles Duke of Somerset, he had a son, who died young. In April, 1725, his Grace married, to his third wife, Julian, daughter and cobeir to Roger Hele, of Halewell in the county of Devon, Esq. but had no issue by her, who, after his decease, was married to Charles Earl of Portmore, and died No

Burnet's O. T. vol. ii. p. 155.
in Le Neve's Mon. Angl. vol. iv. p. 229.

1 Lediard's Navy History.

" Ibid. p. 270

vember 20th, 1794, aged eighty-nine, leaving issue the present Earl of Portmore. His Grace departing this life, on May 9th, 1731, was succeeded by his only son and heir,

THOMAS, FOURTH Duke of Leeds, born on November 6th, 1713 ; on November 12th, 1748, constituted warden and chief justice in eyre of all his Majesty's forests, chases, &c. south of Trent, having been the same year appointed one of the lords of the bedchamber. On June 22d, 1749, elected a Knight of the most noble order of the Garter, and installed at Windsor on July 12th, 1750. His Grace, resigning the offices of warden and chief justice in eyre of the forests south of Trent, was appointed cofferer of the houshold, on January 13th, 1756. At his present Majesty's accession, he was called to the council table; and laying down the office of cofferer, was constituted chief justice in eyre of all the royal forests north of Trent, on April 14th, 1761. His Grace was also LL. D. and F.R.S.

He married, on June 26th, 1740, the Lady Mary, youngest of the two daughters of Francis Earl Godolphin, and by her, who died on August 3d, 1764, aged forty-one, had a son, who was born in May, 1741, and died immediately after ; Lady Harriot, who was born in November, 1744, and died a few days after ; Thomas, Marquis of Caermarthen, who was born on October 5th, 1747, and died of the small-pox, on August 15th, 1761, and Francis Godolphin, Marquis of Caermarthen, who succeeded to the title of Duke of Leeds. His Grace died March 23d, 1789, and was succeeded by his son,

Francis Godolphin Osborne, FIFTH DUKE OF Leeds, born January 29th, 1751, called up to the house of peers by writ, as Baron Osborne of Kiveton, May 14th, 1776 ; sworn of the privy council, December 24th, 1777 ; and in July, 1778, was sworn Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of the East Riding of Yorkshire. He was also appointed a lord of the bedcbamber in 1776; and afterwards secretary of state for the foreign department, which he held till 1791.

He married, first, on November 29th, 1773, Lady Amelia Darcy, only daughter and heir of Robert, last Earl of Holdernesse, and Baroness Conyers in her own right, from whom he was divorced in May 1779, having had issue by her, first, George William Frederic, now Duke of Leeds; second, Mary Henrietta Juliana, born September 6th, 1776, married, August 1801, Thomas, Lord Pelham, now Earl of Chichester; third, Lord Francis Godolphin Osborn, born October 11th, 1777, married, March 31st, 1800, Elizabeth Charlotte Eden, daughter of Lord Aukland, and has issue a son, born July 1802.

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His Grace married, secondly, October 11th, 1788, Catharine, daughter of Thomas Anguish, Esq. master în Chancery, by whom be bad, fourth, Sydney Godolphin, born December 16th, 1789; fifth, Catharine Anne Mary. His Grace dying, January 31st, 1799, was succeeded by his eldest son,

George William Frederic Osborne, sixth AND PResent DUKE or Leeds, born July 21st, 1775, married, August 17th, 1797, Lady Charlotte Townshend, daughter of George, late Marquis Townshend, by whom he has issue Francis Godolphin Darcy, Marquis of Carmarthen, born May 21st, 1798,

Titles. George William Frederic Osborne, Duke of Leeds, Marquis of Caermarthen, Earl of Danby, Viscount Latimer, and Dumblaine, Baron Osborne of Kiveton, Baron Conyers, and Baronet.

Creations. Baronet, July 13th, 1620, 18 Jac. I. Baron Osborze of Kiveton in Yorkshire, and Viscount Latimer (the name of a family) August 15th, 1673, 25 Car. II. Viscount of Dum. blaine in Scotland, July 19th, 1675, 27 Car. II. Earl of Danby, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, June 27th, 1674, 26 Car. II. Marquis of Caermarthen, in com. Caermarthen, April 20th, 1689, 1 Will. and Mar. And Duke of Leeds, in com. Ebor. May 4th, 1694, 6 Will, and Mar. Also Baron Conyers, by writ, 1506.

Arms. Quarterly, ermine and azure, a cross, Or.
Crest. On a wreath of his colours, a tyger passant, Argent.

Supporters. On the dexter side, a griphon, Or: on the sinister, a tyger, Argent; each gorged with a ducal coronet, Azure, and langued and upguled, gules.

Motto. Pax in bello.

Chief Seats. At North Myms, in the county of Hertford; at Kiveton park in the county of York; and at Harthill Hall, Thorp Hall, and Waller Hall, all in the same county.

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The immediate foundation of the wealth and honours of this great family was laid in the reign of Henry VIII. ; but we have the authority of Dugdale, and of Hutchins (in his Dorsetshire) for admitting them to have sprung from a younger branch of an ancient Baronial family. In 1202, 2 the 3d of King John, John Russell gave fifty marks for licence to marry the sister of a great man, called Doun Bardolf.b

Kingston Russell near Burton in com. Dorset, was the possession of the Russells (Barons of high renown in Gloucestershire) who held it by grand serjeantry, that they should present a cup of beer unto our sovereign Lord the King on the four principal feasts of the year, as it appears by an old record of Henry'III's time.

This John (or James according to some) was son of Robert Russell, and constable of Corfe castle e in the county of Dorset, A.D. 1221, whose son and heir, Sir Ralph Russell, Knight, by his wife Jane, daughter of John Tilly,“ married Isabel, one of the daughters and coheirs to James de Newmarch, Baron of Newmarch and Derham, and a descendant of Bernard de Newmarch, who was one of the Conqueror's followers into England, A. D. 1066, and witness to one of his charters granted to the monks of Battel in Sussex, upon his foundation of that abbey.

This Ralph, in the 8th of Henry III. had livery of those lands that fell to the share of his wife Isabel, which lay in the counties of Somerset, Wilts, and Gloucester; and in the same

. Rot. Pip. 3 Joh. Dors.

b Dugd. Bar. vol. ii. p. 377. c Claus. 5 Hen. III. m. 8. a Claus. 8 Hen. III. m. 3. Dug. Bar. vol. i. p. 436.

reigne had respite of what was due from him to the King's exchequer, upon the collection of divers scutages, for the moiety of the honour of the same James de Newmarch ; which shews the prevalency of his interest in that Prince's court. He had issue three sons, Sir William, who became possessed of lands at Derham in Gloucestershire, and was ancestor to the Russells of that place; second, Robert, who left no issue; and Sir William.

Sir William Russell, in 1284, f obtained a charter for a market every Thursday in the week, and a fair on the eve, day and morrow of St. Matthew, at his manor of Kingston, commonly Kingston Russell, in the county of Dorset; which lordship was held by sergeantry, 5 as before mentioned. In the first of Edward II. " he was returned to parliament one of the knights for the county of Southampton : and having married Jane, daughter of Robert Peverel, had issue TheoBALD Russell, his son and heir, ancestor, by his second wife, to the Duke of Bedford. The said Theobald, by his first wife, Eleanor, daughter and coheir of Ralph de Gorges, a Baron in parliament, temp. Edw. III. had three sons; Sir John, William, who died without issue, and Sir Theobald, who bore the nanie and arms of Gorges, viz. Lozengy, Or, and Gules, i and from whom the Gorgeses of Wraxhall in Somersetshire were descended. Sir Theobald Russell had also a daughter Eleanor, wedded to John Fitz John. Sir John (or Ralph, according to Hutchins's Dorset, vol. i. p. 298), the eldest son of Sir Theobald, by his first marriage, succeeded his father in the estate of Kingston Russell, and was three times married; first, to Eleanor, daughter of ...., secondly to Isabel, daughter of ...., and thirdly to Alicia, daughter of .... : but by the last only had issue, viz. three sons, Theobald, John (who both died sine prole) and Maurice; also a daughter Alice, married to .... Hacket. MAURICE Russell, the third, but only sur

e Mich. Rec. 22 Hen. III. Rot. 2 Somers. Dors. f Cart. 12 Edw. I. p. 28.

Esch. 34 Edw. I. n 130. Dors.

Pryn's Brev. Parl. Part. I. p. 8o. i There was a dispute between him and Warbleton, in 21 Edw. III before Henry Earl of Lancaster, at the siege of the town of St. Margaret's, both claiming to bear this coat. He died seized of the manor of Wraxhall, 4 Rich. II. His descendant, Sir Edward Gorges, married Anne, daughter of John Howard, Duke of Norfolk; and had Sir Edward, who by his second wife, Mary Poynts, had his fourth son, Sir Thomas, of Longford, in Wilts, who married Helena, Marchioness of Northampton, and whose son, Edward, was made a Baronet, 1612, and Baron of Dundalk in Ireland, 18 James I. Collins's Baronetage, 1720, vol. i. p. 414. These bore, Lozengy, Or, and Az. a chevron Gules.

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