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Atthill of Brandiston Hall

ATTHILL, THE REV. WILLIAM, of Brandiston Hall, co. Norfolk, A.M., vicar of Horsford, and perpetual curate of Horsham St. Faith's, Norfolk, b. 11 July, 1807; m. 1st, 9 Dec. 1835, Sarah-Bircham, eldest dau. of the late Guy Lloyd, Esq. of Bawdswell Hall, co. Norfolk, and Croghan House, co. Roscommon, and by her, who d. in 1837, has one son,

WILLIAM, lieut, 89th regt., b. 2 Dec. 1836; m. 19 Oct. 1858, Annie-Sarah-Fitz-Herbert, eldest dau. of J. Wheeler, of Westlands, co. Cork.

He m. 2ndly, 2 March, 1840, Catherine-Elizabeth, only dau. of the late Christopher Topham, Esq. of Middleham Hall, Yorkshire, by whom (who d. 19 Oct. 1844) he has,

Robert-Christopher-Topham, 50th foot, b. 13 Sept. 1841.

He m. 3rdly, 1847, Caroline-Amelia, only dau. of the late Capt. John Halsted, R.N., and niece of Admiral Sir Lawrence Halsted, K.C.B. By this lady, the authoress of the lives of Richard III, Margaret Beaufort, and other works (who d. 1848), he had no issue. He m. 4thly, July, 1849, Dorothea, 3rd dau. of the late Robert Radclyffe, Esq. of Foxdenton Hall, co. Lancaster, and of Hyde House, Dorsetshire, a descendant of the Radclyffes, Earls of Sussex, and claimant of the ancient barony of Fitzwalter (see family of RADCLYFFE).

Lineage.-This family deduces its descent from the time of the Conquest, and is stated by some authorities to have been of Saxon origin.

RICHARD ATT'EHILL, of Bareworth, in the co. of Berks, (whose name, &c., are recorded in the Abbreviatio Rotulorum Originalium, 31st EDWARD I.), m. Maude, dau. of Sir John Harley, of South Wales, and was grandfather of

JOHN ATT'EHILL, the first of his family who settled in the co. of Norfolk, where his descendants have since continued to reside. His great-great-grandson,

HENRY ATT'EHILL, appears among the list of the gentry of England returned by the commissioners in the reign of HENRY VI. He m. in 1448, Mary-Therese, dau. of Sir Hugo de Montmorencie, a French officer, and by her left, with three daus., two sons. The elder.

HENRY ATT'EHILL, fell in the wars of the Roses, leaving an only son, who d. in infancy. The family estates then devolved upon his only brother,

THOMAS ATT'HILL, who m. in 1471, Lucy, dau. of Sir Ralph Mordaunt, and had, with four daus., an only son, his successor,

SIR RICHARD ATT'HILL, Knt., who d. in 1505, leaving two sons and two daus., and was interred in the church of Geystwick, where his effigy in brass still remains. Sir Richard was s. at his demise by his elder son,

ANTHONY ATT'HiLL, Esq. The family residence having become dilapidated, this gentleman settled at Cawston, in the co. of Norfolk. He m. in 1540, and had issue four sons and two daus., of whom the eldest,

RICHARD ATT'HILL, Esq., b. in 1545, succeeded his father, and marrying in 1569, had, inter alios, a dau., Cicely, wife of William Custance, Esq., and a son and successor,

EDWARD ATT'HILL, Esq., capt. in the army of CHARLES I., who m. the dau. and heir of Peterson, of Aylsham and Brandiston, and d. in 1676, leaving an only surviving son,

ANTHONY ATT'HILL, Esq. of Cawston, who m. in 1684, Anne, dau. of Sir Thomas Lombe, Knt., and left, besides several daus., two sons, viz.,

John, ancestor of the Cawston branch, from which are descended ANTHONY ATTHILL, Esq., seised of estates in Cawston and Bewley, and the REV. LOMBE ATTHILL, of Halesworth.

Mr. Att'hill was s. at his decease by his eldest son, ANTHONY-LOMBE ATTHILL, Esq. of Brandiston, who m. Maria, dau. of --- Capon, Esq., and had issue,

I. ANTHONY, who m. Mary. dau. of Charles Wetherall, Esq. and dying before his father, in 1758, left issue,

1 ANTHONY-JOHN, successor to his grandfather.
2 William, M.D., of Spottisham Hall, co. Norfolk, d. unm.
3 Jermyn, H.E.I.C.S., d. abroad, unm.
4 Maria, m. to --- Bond, Esq., co. Middlesex.

II. Edward, A.M., in holy orders, rector of Sparham and Fuxley, co. Norfolk, d. unm.
III. John, R.N., d. at sea, unm.
IV. Lombe, m. Elizabeth. dau. of --- Johnson, Esq., and left issue four sons and three daus.
I. Mary, m. to --- Smith, of Cottishall, co. Norfolk, and had, with other issue,

I Mary, m. to the Right Rev. John Porter, D.D., Lord Bishop of Clogher.

Mr. Atthill was s. at his decease, in 1760, by his grandson,

ANTHONY-JOHN ATTHILL, Esq. of Brandiston, who m. in 1773, Sarah, dau. of Mr. Howlett, of Marsham, in the co. of Norfolk, deceased, and dying, 1780, left with a dau., Martha, an only son,

THE REV. WILLIAM ATTHILL, of Brandiston Hall, A.M., prebendary of Clogher, rector and vicar of the parishes of Fintona, co. Tyrone, and of Magheraculmony, co. Fermanagh, b. in April, 1774; m. 1st, April, 1805, Henrietta-Margaret-Eyre, eldest dau. of the Very Rev. George Maunsell, D.D., dean of Leighlin, niece of Robert-Hedges Eyre, Esq. of Macroom Castle, co. Cork, and cousin to the Earl of Bantry, by whom he had issue,

WILLIAM, present representative.
Robert, A.B., b. 9 Feb. 1810; staff assistant-surgeon to the forces; d. abroad in 1839, umn.
Richard, b. 11 Aug. 1811, A.B., in holy orders, vicar of Somerton, and a surrogate for the diocese of Bath and Wells; m. Dec. 1844, Martha, eldest dau. and co-heir of the late Robert Cookson, Esq. of Ellery, Westmoreland, and has issue.
John-Grey-Porter, b. 31 Dec. 1812, barrister-at-law, chief justice of St. Lucia, and sole judge of the court of Vice-Admiralty there; m. 15 Sept. 1840, Veronica-Montgomerie, dau. and co-heir of John-Henry Blennerhassett, Esq. of Tralee, and has issue.
Edward-Eyre, J.P. for Fermanagh and Tyrone, m. 1847, June, eldest dau. and co-heir of the late Lowther Brien, Esq. of Ardvarney, Fermanagh, and has issue.
Henry, b. 16 Feb. 1825.
Lombe, M.D., m. in 1848, Elizabeth, dau. of Jas. Dudgeon, Esq. of Dublin, and has issue.
Henrietta-Elizabeth, m. in 1838, to the Rev. Richard Stainforth, A.M.
Emily, m. in Feb. 1843, to Joseph Jones, Esq. of Hathershaw House, Oldham, J.P. and D.L. for Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Jemima-Grace, m. in June, 1842, to the Rev. Howard-Boyle St. George.

This gentleman was elected, in 1796, a fellow of Caius and Gonville College, Cambridge; whence, removing to Ireland, he obtained the preferment above mentioned. He d. 7 March, 1847.

Arms-Arg., on a chevron, gu., three crescents, or, quartering LOMBE.
Crests-lst, a demi-griffin, rampant; 2ndly, a falcon, or, ducally gorged, az., belled and leashed, of the first.
Mottoes-Crescem ut crescam; and Monte de alto.
Seat-Brandiston Hall, co. Norfolk.
Residence-Horsford Vicarage, near Norwich.

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