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LA BELLE ASSEMBLÉ E,

FOR OCTOBER, 1825.

ILLUSTRATIVE MEMOIR OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

CATHERINE MARIA, COUNTESS OF CHARLEVILLE. The noble family of Cremorne, of which came into England with the Danes, and Lady Charleville is a member, find their obtained land and settlements. ancestors in the Dawsons, who, in the six Anderson Saunders married Lucy, teenth century, had long been seated at daughter of Colonel Owen Wynne, of Spaldington in the county of York. Thence, Hazlewood, in the county of Sligo; by towards the close of Queen Elizabeth's whom he had issue a son, Richard, and reign, Thomas Dawson, Esq. went to settle Johanna, a daughter, as aforesaid, by this in Ireland; and, in the first charter of marriage. King James, he is described as a burgess Thomas Townley Dawson had issue by of Armagh in that country.

Johanna Saunders, one son, Chapel John, John, his grandson, married a daughter and two daughters, Louisa Adelaide, and of John Jeeves, of the city of Drogheda, Catherine Maria. Louisa married in France Esq., by a daughter of Dr. Henry Usher, the Count de Scisson, of a noble family of Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of Ire- Languedoc, and large possessions, and land, &c., from whom a considerable pro- died without issue. Chapel John Dawson perty in the counties of Armagh and died young, and Catherine Maria remainTyrone came into the family. His son, || ed sole heiress to her father's possessions. Walter, who died at Armagh, in the year | It is this lady's portrait which here forms 1704, and whose chief executor was Dr. a portion of LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE-a Drelincourt, • left two sons and four daugh- | beautiful accession to its Gallery of the ters; of whom the elder son, Walter, was Female Nobility of Britain. grandfather to Thomas, first Viscount Cre This lady married James Tisdale, Esq., more.

of Bawn, county of Louth, in Ireland; and Thomas, the younger, had issue a son, || has issue of that marriage, a son, James Chapel, who married Hannah Maria, || Thomas Townley, and a daughter, Cathedaughter and co-heiress of Thomas Town- rine Louisa. She married, secondly, on ley, Esq., of Thomas Court, in the county the 4th of June, 1798, the Right Hon. of Cavan, and had issue one son, Thomas Charles William Bury, Earl of Charleville, Townley, and four daughters.

Viscount Charleville, Baron Tullamoore, Thomas Townley Dawson, Esq., mar F.R.S., M.R.I.A., &c., of whose family the ried Johanna Saunders, daughter of Ander subjoined sketch is offered. son Saunders, of Saunders Court, in the His Lordship is descended in the female county of Wicklow. This gentleman was line from a collateral branch of the Moores, lineally descended from John, Lord of Marquesses of Drogheda, a noble family, of Inspruck, brother to Rodolphus, Count French origin, which settled in England soon of Hapsburg; and having married Annulla, after the Conquest. Acquiring a good estate daughter of Heber, Prince of Danemarck; in the county of Kent, they made the manor No. 10.-Vol. II.

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of Moore Court their residence, until they | of a knight's fee, and subject to the conremoved to Moore Place, in Benenden, in ditions of plantation ; which were, that he the same county, where they remained and his heirs, whenever summoned so to for many generations. According to Phil- || do, should attend, with the greater part of pot, Somerset Herald, who drew up the their domestics and tenants, armed in a pedigree of this family in the year 1712, | warlike manner, with victuals for three their surname was assumed from the lands | days, upon the chief governor, or such as which they originally possessed at More should be appointed by him for the dePlace, in Rolumden, or Rosuinden, and fence of the King's County, or to go upon Benenden, in Kent. Thomas de la More, || any bordering Irishmen of the said county; whose name is the first on the pedigree, || to answer all hostings, after the rate and held the manor of More Place—or, rather, || value of his lands, according to the law and More Court, in Ivy Church*_whence the custom of the realm ; to maintain conname was variously written, De More, De stantly upon the premisses five able horsela More, Atte-More, until the general re men, of English birth, surname, and blood, linquishment of such prepositions. for the better inhabiting and preserving

Thomas de la More, fifth in descent the same, furnished with good and suffifrom the above, married Catherine, heiress | cient horses and arms, as well offensive of the family of Benenden, of Benenden; as defensive; to pay the crown-rent of of whom John de Benenden held a knight's || £9. 9s. 6d. Irish, with a customary day, fee there, in the 20th of Edward III., and called a plough-day, for every plough embore for his coat armour, azure, a lobster, | ployed upon the lands, or to perform such or, which is now quartered by the Mar- | work, at such time and place within the quess of Drogheda. On this marriage, the said county, as the constable of the castle More family transplanted themselves to l of Philipstown should appoint, or in lieu Benenden, where they built a house called thereof, 3s. for every customary day, at More Place, and possessed a fine estate, || the election of him and his heirs. For until John Moore, Esq. sold it, in the year whom he further covenanted, that the 1554.

chief governor might, from time to time, Passing through several descents, we cut and carry away, at pleasure, all kinds come to John Moore, Esq., who married of wood growing upon the premisses, for Margaret, daughter and heiress of Johnsuch buildings, as they should appoint to Brent, Esq., and widow of John Dering, of || be erected for the use of the crown in that Surrenden, in Pluckley, by whom he had a county; that they should not make use of daughter, and six sons : Sir Edward, the the Breawne or Brehon law, in any cause second, was ancestor of the Marquess of whatsoever, against any subject responsiDrogheda; and the fourth, Sir Thomas, of ble to the laws of Ireland; and that his Croghan, was ancestor of the Earl of sons, and able servants, should use, for the Charleville.

major part, the English tongue, habit, and The last-mentioned of these gentlemen | government; and yearly repair before the went into Ireland early in the reign of constable of the castle of Philipstown, or Queen Elizabeth, who granted and con in his absence before the sheriff of the firmed to him, “by indenture, dated 5th || King's County, at the said castle, on the December 1577, the castle of Castletown, || first day of September, and bring all the with all the messuages, orchards, gardens, men under their government, from the age and 758 acres of land in Castletown, Kil- of sixteen to sixty, to be mustered, and corboighe, the castle of Tougher, &c. in the answer for their respective actions within King's County, with all other the castles, || the county for that year, &c."* lands, advowsons, patronages of churches, and hereditaments, whichever were reputed

* Edward Moore, ancestor of the Marquess as parcel of the said premisses; to hold the

of Drogheda, as well as his brother Thomas, same for ever of the crown, as of the castle settled in Ireland in the reign of Elizabeth. In of Philipstown, in capite, by the 20 part | the signal and memorable events of that period,

he was extensively employed; and he so dis• Vide Harris's History of Kent. tinguished himself in the Queen's armies, that,

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This gentleman, afterwards knighted for to hold in common soccage as of the castle his services against the Irish, was murdered of Dublin; with a Tuesday market, and a in his castle of Castletown, and was suc- | fair on St. Peter's day, at Tullamoore. He ceeded there by his son, “Sir John Moore, married Dorothy, fifth daughter to Dr. Knt., who in 1599, held his castle of Cro- Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Dublin, and ghan for the Queen; after which he was Lord Chancellor of Ireland; and making knighted, and made considerable additions his will 10 April 1633, orders his body to to his estate; namely, the town of Clonfert, be buried in the parish church of Croghan, by purchase from Anthony Marche; the in the sepulchre of his father; provides for town of Crutmulloghrosse, with 186 acres ; | his wife and children; and then leaves his the castle of Ratrummon, with 155 acres; // blessing to his son Thomas, and his and, by virtue of the commission for the terity, whom he enjoins, and charges upon plantation and disposition of lands in the the blessing of a loving father, and as he county of Leitrim, and the territory of should answer to the contrary before the Ely O'Carrol, K. James I. 23 April 1622, Majesty of God at the day of judgment, granted to him and his heirs the castle, || that he should not trouble, vex, nor motown and lands of Tullamoore, Killcruttin, | lest his mother for or concerning her and divers others, containing 1147 acres, || jointure, or his brothers and sisters conglebe lands excepted, in the King's County, cerning their portions, but, to his uttermost

power and ability, assist and comfort them,

as became a natural brother to do. He in the year 1579, he was knighted by Sir Wil- | appoints his wife and son Wakeley execuliam Drury, L.J. in the camp between Limerick and Killmallock. Further, for his eminent ser

tors; and requests his noble kinsmen and vices at home and abroad, he was rewarded by friends, Charles, Lord Moore, Sir Robert her Majesty with a lease of the dissolved Abbey | Loftus, and Sir William Cooley (in whom of Mellefont, with its appurtenances in the he reposed most confidence and trust) to county of Louth, which he made the principal be overseers of his will and children; and place of his residence, and where his posterity | prays his children upon his blessing, to be remained, till one of the late Earls of Drogheda | governed and directed by them on all ocremoved to Monasterevan, now Moore Abbey, casions that should concern their advancein the county of Kildare, the seat of Viscount ment, and especially in the disposition of Loftus, of Elye, which descended to his Lord themselves by marriage.” ship as heir of the Loftus family.

Sir John Moore died a few days after he Sir Garrett, otherwise Sir Gerald Moore, had made his will. He had, by his lady, the successor of his father, Sir Edward, served twenty-three children ; fourteen of whom under the Earl of Essex and the Lord Deputy died in their infancy, and three sons and Mountjoy in the war with Tyrone and the six daughters survived him. Thomas, his Spaniards. He was at the fight of Carlingford, in November, 1600, when his ensign was kill

successor, “had a special livery of his ed ; and in the early part of the same month,

estate 18 June 1634, for the fine of £100 1602, he was sent by the Lord Deputy into Irish ; and, in virtue of the commission for the Breny, where all the rebels submitted, and remedy of defective titles, had a confirmareceived her Majesty's protection ; Tyrone attion, 11 July 1638, of the castle and lands of the same time sending, by Sir Garrett, an abso- | Croghan, otherwise Castletown, otherwise lute submission to the Queen's mercy. young Cowlestown, Tullamoore, and all

Amongst numerous honours conferred upon other his estate in the King's County, which Sir Garrett Moore in the succeeding reign, he was erected into the manor of Croghan, was created Baron Moore, of Mellefont, in with liberty to impark 2,000 acres, &c. 1615, and Viscount Moore, of Drogheda, in | And 19 March 1739, the last Lord passed 1621.--Henry, third Viscount Drogheda, was created Earl of Drogheda, in 1661 ; and patent, for holding two fairs, 29 April

, and Charles, the sixth Earl, was created Marquess

10 October, yearly at Tullamoore.” of Drogheda, in Ireland, in 1791, and Baron

John, his eldest son and successor, by Moore, of the United Kingdom, in 1801. His | Margaret, daughter of Sir Ambrose Forth, son, Charles, by Anne, daughter of Francis of Cabragh, near Dublin, Knt., married Seymour, first Marquess of Hertford, is the the daughter of Sir William Sambach, Atpresent Marquess of Drogheda.

torney-general of Ireland. His eldest son

and successor, Thomas, married, in 1669, descended from an ancient English family, Ellen, second daughter of Dudley Colley, and who was the grandfather of the preof Castle Carbery, in the county of Kil-sent Earl. dare, Esq., by whom he had two sons,* Charles, second Lord Tullamoore, born and eight daughters.

in the year 1712, succeeded his father on John, the elder son, was many years re the 8th of September, 1725. He received presentative of the King's County in Par- || his education in Trinity College, Dublin. liament. He was called into the Privy His Lordship took his seat in Parliament Council by George I. in 1714; and, for his on the 7th of December, 1733; he was of firm attachment to the religion and laws of his Majesty's Privy Council, Governor of his country, and the succession of the the King's County, and Muster-master house of Hanover, he was advanced to the General ; and was created Earl of CharlePeerage by privy seal, dated at St. James's, ville, of the King's County, by privy seal, September 29, and by patent, at Dublin, | dated July 26, and by patent, at Dublin, October 22, 1715, by the title of Baron September 16, 1758. His Lordship marMoore, of Tullamoore.

ried, October 13, 1737, Hester, only His Lordship took his seat on the 12th daughter and heiress of James Coghill, of November following; and, two days | Esq., of the county of York; but dying afterwards, he was appointed one of the without issue, on the 17th of February, lords to prepare an address of congratula- | 1764, the earldom became extinct, and the tion to the King on his accession to the estates devolved to John, the eldest son of throne. On the 6th of July 1716, he his sister, the Hon. Jane Moore, who, as was constituted a commissioner, or keeper | already stated, had married William Bury, of the great seal, during the absence of the of Shannon Grove, Esq. His period of Lord Chancellor Middleton; as he was enjoyment, however, was brief; as he died again on the 22d of February, 1722. On on the 4th of August, 1764, within six the 4th of June, 1718, he obtained a re months after the death of his uncle, and versionary grant, to him and his son, of the before he had completed his thirty-ninth office of Muster-master General, and clerk year. By his lady, Catherine, second of the cheque of the army and garrisons in | daughter and coheiress of Francis Sadlier, Ireland; for which, on the surrender of of Sopwell Hall, in the county of Tipperary, Matthew Penefather, Esq., a patent passed | Esq., he left an only son, the seal to them on the 30th of May fol Charles William, born on the 30th of lowing. His Lordship married, first, Mary, June, 1764. Being heir-general to, and redaughter of Elnathan Lum, Esq., banker, presentative of the noble family of Moore, of Dublin ; secondly, Elizabeth, daughter Earls of Charleville, he was created Baron and coheir to John Sankey, of Tenelick, in Tullamoore, on the 7th of November, 1797; the county of Longford, Esq., widow of Sir | Viscount Charleville, on the 29th of DeJohn King, Bart., and who after the death cember, 1800; was elected one of the reof his Lordship married Brabazon, Earl of presentative Peers for Ireland in November Bessborough. By his first lady he had | 1801, and created Earl of Charleville on two sons, Thomas, who died young, and the 16th of February, 1806. Charles, his successor; and two daughters, By his union with the heiress of Thomas of whom Jane, the younger, married, | Townley Dawson, Esq. his Lordship has January 27, 1724, William Bury, of Shan- | one son, Charles William Lord Tullamoore, non Grove, in the county of Limerick, Esq., | born on the 28th of April, 1801; married,

on the 26th of February, 1821, Harriet Dudley, the second son, was a young || Charlotte Beaujolois Campbell, daughter man of great promise. A strenuous assertor of the succession to the crown in his present North Britain, by Charlotte Maria, sister

of Colonel John Campbell, of Shawfield, Majesty's family, he, on that account, unfortunately engaged in a duel with Cornet Castine,

to the Duke of Argylle, and has issue a on the 25th of August 1714, in Jennyman's son, Charles George, born 1822, another coffee-house, London, when, receiving a wound son, Henry Walter, born 1823, and a in his right breast, he languished about a week, || daughter, Catherine Eleonora Beaujolois, and then died.

born 1824.

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