Pedigree Index

Adams of Bowdon

ADAMS, WILLIAM-DACRES, Esq. of Bowdon, co. Devon, b. 16 Dec. 1775; m. 10 March, 1804, Elizabeth, 2nd dau. of Mayow-Wynell Mayow, Esq. of Sydenham, Kent, and by her, who d. 4 Feb. 1814, has issue,

I. WILLIAM-PITT, charg� d'affaires and consul-general to the Peruvian Republic; b. 11 Dec. 1804; m. 16 Sept. 1847, Georgiana-Emily, dau. of Robert Lukin, Esq., and d. at Lima, 1 Sept. 1852, leaving one dau.
II. Dacres, in holy orders, vicar of Bampton, co. Oxford; b. 26 July, 1806; m. 15 Aug. 1832, Anna-Maria, eldest dau. of Baldwin Fulford, Esq. of Fulford, co. Devon, and has issue, William-Fulford and Philip-Dacres.
III. Mayow-Wynell, b. 11 Oct. 1808; m. 19 May, 1841, Anna-Maria, dau. of Major Edward Hodge, 7th light-drag. (killed at Waterloo), and Maria his wife, dau. of Sir Edmund Bacon, Bart., and has one dau., Edith-Maria.
IV. Herbert-George, in holy orders, vicar of Cornwood, Devon; b. 23 Jan. 1814; m. 3 Aug. 1842, Eleanor, dau. of Baldwin Fulford, Esq. of Fulford, and d. at Bowdon, 25 Nov. 1851, leaving issue. Charles-Herbert, Baldwin-Dacres, George-Francis, and Anna-Maria.
I. Elizabeth-Mary.

Mr. Adams was confidential secretary to the Right Hon. William Pitt during his last administration, and was subsequently a commissioner of the Woods, Forests, and Land revenues.

Lineage.-WILLlAM ADAMS, Esq., son of the Rev. Samuel Adams, by Susan his wife, dau. of Bartholomew Parr, of Silverton, Devon, m. Mary Chadder, and had,

I. WILLIAM, his heir.
II. Samuel, of Totness, in Devon, b. 1 Jan. 1770; m. 27 Jan. 1800 Elizabeth Bentall, and has. 1 William b. in 1802; 2 Edward, in the army, b. in 1804; 3 Henry-Bentall, b. in 1806 who m. in 1835, Harriot, dau. of the late Joseph Bickham, Esq, and has issue; 4 George, E.I. Co.'s civil service b. in 1808. who m. in 1833, Amelia, dau. of the late Captain Reid, and has issue; 5 Frederick. E.I. Co's military service, b. in 1814; 6 Francis, b. in 1821; 1 Mary; 2 Louisa; and 3 Elizabeth.
I. Mary. m. to Giles Welsford, Esq.
II. Sarah-Chadder, m. to James Hodge, Esq.
III. Susan, m. to John-Parr Welsford., Esq.

The elder son,

WILLIAM ADAMS, Esq. of Bowdon, in Devon, M.P. for Totness, m. 24 June, 1774, Anna-Maria, dau. of Richard Dacres, Esq., descended from Dacres, of Leatherhead, in Surrey, supposed to be a branch of the noble line of Dacre of the North, and by her (who d. at Bowden, 19 April, 1830) had issue,

George-Pownoll (Sir), K.C.H., gen. in the army; m. Elizabeth, dau. and co-heir of Sir William Elford, Bart., and d. 1856, leaving issue by her (who d. 1857), William-Elford. capt. Royal Irish regt., b. 10 June. 1822, m. 1849, Anna-Maria, dau. of Patrick Bannerman, Esq., and d. at the Cape of Good Hope, leaving one dau.; George-Dacres, b. 1 Nov. 1823, in holy orders, m. 1857, Elizabeth-Agnes, dau. of the Rev. R. Pattrick; Arthur-Fulford, b. 6 April, 1825, m. 1847, Henrietta, 2nd dau. of William-F. Bowman, Esq.; and Henry-Cranstoun, b. 25 Nov. 1826, m. Matilda-Winsloe, 3rd dau. of Thomas Patton, Esq., and has issue, Herbert Arthur, and Jesse.
Anna-Maria, m. to Baldwin Fulford, Esq. of Great Fulford.

Mr. Adams d. 21 Sept. 1811, and was s. by his elder son, the present WILLIAM-DACRES ADAMS, Esq. of Bowdon.

Arms-Or, a lion, rampant, gu., between sem�e of cross-crosslets fitch�e, within a bordure, engrailed, sa.
Crest-A dexter arm in armour, embowed, grasping a cross-crosslet of the arms, charged on the elbow with a torteau.
Motto-Libertas et nata. e solum.
Seat-Bowdon, near Totness.

Transcribed from A genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, by Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, fourth edition, 1862;
a.k.a. Burke's Landed Gentry, 1862