Arden of Longcroft
ARDEN, THE REV. HENRY COTTON, rector of Barnack, Lincolnshire, and canon-residentiary of Peterborough, b. 1814; m. 1839, Margaret-Julia, dau. of George Davys, D.D., bishop of Peterborough; s. at his father's death, Dec. 1855.
Lineage.-This family boasts of Saxon blood, and claims distinction for a full century at least before the CONQUEST, deriving, in direct descent, from SIWARD DE ARDEN, eldest son of Turchill de Warwick. The senior line, the ARDENS of Park Hall, in Warwickshire, became extinct at the decease, in 1643, of ROBERT ARDEN, of Park Hall, Esq., who left his four sisters his co-heirs, vis., ELIZABETH, m. to Sir William Poley, of Boxted, in Suffolk; GODITHA, wife of Herbert Price, Esq.; DOROTHEA, m. to Henry Bagot, Esq.; and ANNE, m. to Sir Charles Adderley, of Lea.
The late REV. JOHN ARDEN, of Longcroft Hall, b. in March, 1752, was son of Henry Arden, Esq. of Longcroft, by Alathea his wife, dau. of Robert Cotton, Esq. of Worcester, and grandson (by Anna-Catherine his first wife, eldest dau. of John Newton, Esq. of King's Bromley) of John Arden, Esq. of Longcroft, sheriff of Staffordshire in 1730, 5th in descent from Simon Arden, Esq., 2nd son of Thomas Arden, Esq. of Park Hall. He m. Margaret-Elizabeth, only child of Rear-Admiral Hamer, and had,
I. JOHN, his heir.
II. FRANCIS-EDWARD, rector of Gresham. Norfolk, who was b. 1777, and d. Dec. 1855, m. Rachel, dau. of John Pinckard, Esq., and by her, who d. May, 1852, had issue,
1 The Rev. Francis-Edward Arden, d. 1853.
2 THE REV. HENRY COTTON ARDEN, rector of Barnack.
3 George-Pinckard Arden, m. Caroline, third dau. of late Rear-Adml. Hills, and has issue, one son and eight daus.
4 Hamar Arden, m. Alice, dau. of the late � Clisby, Esq., and has issue four sons and three daus.
5 William Arden, in the military train.
1 Rachel-Margaret Arden, m. 1837, Henry Cooke, Esq., Catton, Norfolk.
2 Emma-Jane Arden, d. Feb. 1856, unm.
3 Charlotte-Mary Arden, m. 1851, Richard G. P. Minty, Esq., of Petersfield.
III. Henry, lieutenant 61st foot, slain at Toulouse.
IV. Samuel, major in the East India Company's service, m. Jane, dau. of James Franklyn, Esq., of Bristol, and d. leaving issue,
1 Emily-Jane, m. 1835, to Michael Thos. Bass, Esq., M.P., and has issue.
2 Anne, m. to � Maitland, Esq.
V. William, of Barton-under-Needwood, m. Lettice, dau. of the Rev. John Waston, of Prestbury, co. Chester, and has issue.
VI. George Humphrey, deceased.
VII. George, lieutenant R.N., died in the West Indies.
VIII. Thomas, in holy orders, m. and had Issue.
II. Emma-Catherine, m. to Walter-William Fell,. Esq., barrister-at-law.
III. Anne-Diana, m. to the Rev. Francis Close, of Cheltenham.
IV. Mary-Jane, m. to George-Woodroofe Franklyn, Esq.
Mr. Arden d. 10 Feb, 1803, aged 51, and was s. by hls eldest son,
MAJOR JOHN ARDEN, of the 3rd or King's Own dragoons, who m. Anne-Maria, dau. of John Hodgson, Esq. of Wellingborough, co. Northampton, and had issue,
JOHN-HUMPHREY-COTTON, died in India.
Margaret-Mary-Anne, m. to James Challan, Esq., and has issue.
Susanna-Maria, m. to John Bott, Esq., of Coton Hall, co. Stafford, and has issue.
Major Arden d. 2 Aug. 1809, aged 33.
The Ardens settled at Longcroft, temp. ELIZABETH, and the Rev. Henry Cotton Arden is the present owner of the estate.
Arms-Erm., a fesse, chequy, or and az.
Crest-On a chapeau, purpure, turned up, ermine, a wild boar, passant, or.
Motto-Quo me cunque vocat patria.
Seat-Longcroft Hall, Staffordshire.
a.k.a. Burke's Landed Gentry, 1862