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Crest—A buck's head, affrontee, ar. conped at the neck, attired or.

Supporters—Two unicorns ar. armed, maned, tufted, and unguled, or.

Motto—Je me fie en Dieu.1

Town Residence—27, GrosTenor-square.

Seats—Hewel Grange, Worcestershire; St. Fugan's Castle, Glamorganshire.

POCOCK, SIR GEORGE, baronet, of Hart, in the county of Durham, F.R.S., so created, 18th August, 1821; b. 15th October, 1765; m. 6th June, 1791, Charlotte, second daughter of Edward Long, esq. late judge-advocate of the court of admiralty, in the island of Jamaica, by whom he has issue,

1. George-edward, b. 2nd April, 1792, To.
Augusta-Elinor, daughter of the late Hon.
T. W. Coventry, of North Cray Place,

2. Augustus, To. in 1825, Julia-Catherine,
daughter of the late Hon. T. W. Coventry,
by whom (who d. in 1826,) he has a son,

3. Robert-Temple.

4. Charles-Samuel.

5. Henry-Charles.

6. Mary-Anne-Sophia.

7. Charlotte-Elizabeth-Catherine.

8. Sophia-Louisa-Henrietta.

9. Emma, To. 26th May, 1831, to Sir Francis Charles Knowles, hart.


The Rev. Thomas Pocock., D.D. chaplain of Greenwich Hospital, and rector of Danbury and Long Ditton, To. Joice, daughter of James Master, esq. of East Langton, in the county of Kent, and sister of Margaret, wife of George, first Viscount Torrington; by whom, at his decease, in 1745, he left, with other children,

Sir George Pocock, K.B. who,having adopted the naval profession, under the auspices of his uncle, Lord Torrington, was present, on board the admiral's ship, the Barfleur, in the memorable victory gained by that nobleman over the Spanish fleet, in 1718, and being subsequently engaged in active and distinguished services, attained the rank of rear-admiral of the blue, and the knighthood of the Bath. Sir George represented Plymouth in two parliaments, and was for some time master of the Trinity-house. He m. Nov. 28, 1763, Sophia-Pitt, youngest daughter of Admiral Francis-George Drake, by whom he had issue,

George, created a baronet as above. Sophia, To. to John, fourth Earl Poulett, and </. in 1811. Sir George d. 3rd April, 1792.

Creation—18th August, 1821.

Arms— Chequy, ar. and gu. a lion rampant guardant or.


Crest—An antelope's head ppr. attired or, issuing out of a naval crown, gold.

Motto—Regi regnoque fidelis.

Town Residence — Charles - street, Berkeleysquare.

Seat—Twickenham House, Middlesex.

POLE, SIR WILLIAM -TEMPLER, D.C.L., baronet, of Shute House, in the county of Devon; b. 2nd August, 1782; s. to the title, as fourth baronet, at the decease of his father, 30th November, 1799; m. first, 26th August, 1804, Sophia-Anne, only daughter of George Templer, esq. of Sbapwick House, in the county of Somerset, by whom (who d. 17th March, 1808) he has one surviving son,

John-george, b. 21st January, 1808, m. Margaretta, second daughter of H. Barton, esq. of Saucethorpe Hall, Lincolnshire. And, secondly, 30th August, 1810, Charlotte, only daughter of John Fraser, esq. and niece of the late John Farquhar, esq. of Fonthill Abbey, Wilts, by whom he has,

William-Edward, b. 3rd July, 1816.

Reginald-Frederick, 6. 20th October, 181S.

Charlotte, b. 15th February, 1813.

Jane-Maria, b. 3rd November, 1814.


"On inquiry," says Prince, in his Worthies of Devon, relative to this family, " I find it was both ancient and honorable; and that Pole, in the parish of Tiverton, was the seat and possession thereof, from the time of the Norman Conquest, for several generations down."

Arthur Pole, esq. grandson of Sir John Pole, knt. of Pole, in the county of Chester, and son of Sir John Pole, vice-admiral of the West of England, m. Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John Pole, esq. of Devonshire, and settled in that county. From this Arthur lineally descended

Sir William Pole, knt. of Colcomb, who m. Mary, eldest daughter and co-heiress of Sir William Peryam, knt. lord-chief-baron of the exchequer, by whom he had six sons and five daughters. He m. secondly, Jane, relict of Roger How, esq., but had no issue. Sir William d. in 1635, and was s. by his eldest son,

Sir John-william Pole, M.P. for the county of Devon, who had been created a baronet I2th September, 1628. This gentleman m. Elizabeth, daughter of Roger How, esq. by his father's second wife, and had, (with other issue,)

William (Sir), who m. twice, and, dying be-
fore his father, left by his second wife,
Catharine, only daughter of Henry St.
Barb, esq. of Ashenton, in Somersetshire,
four daughters, namely,
Catharine, d. unmarried.
Jane, tn. to Humphry Sydenham, esq. of

Combe, in the county of Somerset.
Amy, m. to William Floyer, esq of

Berne, in Dorsetshire.
Elizabeth, d. unmarried.
Courtenay, his successor.

Sir John d. in 1658, and was s. by his only surviving son,

2. Sir Courtenay, M.P. for Honiton, and high-sheriff of Devon in 1668. This gentleman

m. Ureth, daughter of ■ Shapcote, esq. of

Shapcote, and dying in 1695, was s. by his son,

3. Sir John, M.P. for the county of Devon, who m. Anne, youngest daughter of Sir W. Morice, one of the principal secretaries of state to King Charles II. and had

William, his successor.

John, d. unmarried.

Carolus, in holy orders, who left a son, Edward, of Stoke Damarele, in the county of Devon, who m. Anne, second daughter of John Francis Buller, esq. of Morval, in Cornwall, and had with daughters,

Reginald, who assumed the additional surname of Carew, in compliance with the testamentary injunction of Sir Coventry Carew, of Anthony, in Cornwall. He was under-secretaryof-state for the home department, in Mr. Addington's administration, and was a member of the privy-council. He m. first in 1784, Jemima, daughter of the Hon. John Yorke, by whom (who d. in 1804) he had issue. He espoused, secondly, CarolineAnne, second daughter of WilliamHenry, first Lord Lyttelton.

Charles-morice, K.C.B. an admiral in the royal navy, created a baronet in 1801, for his distinguished professional services. He 1830,leaving two daughters, Henrietta-Maria, m. to William Stuart, esq. and AnnaMaria, when the baronetcy Expired.


TJreth, m. to Sir John Trevelyan, bart.

Sir John d. in 1707, and was s. by his eldest son,

4. Sir William, of Shute, M.P. for Devonshire, in 1712, and master of the household to Queen Anne. This gentleman m. Miss Wan-en, and was s, in 1741, by his only son,

5. Sir John, who m. Elizabeth, daughter and

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Arms—Az. semee of fleurs-de-lis or, a lion rampant ar.

Crest—On a wreath, alion's gamb gu.armed or.

SupportersDexter, a stag gu. attired and unguled or; Sinister, a griffin az. gorged with a ducal coronet ppr. armed and beaked or.

Motto—Pollet virtus.

Seat—Shute House, Devonshire.

POLE, SIR PETER, baronet, of Wolverton Park, in the county of Hants; ft. 20th October, 1770; m. in 1798, AnnaGuelherlmina, eldest daughter of Richard Buller, esq. by whom he has issue,

1. Peter, 6. in 1801; m. 28th July, 1825, Louisa, daughter of Edmund-Henry, Earl of Limerick.

2. Richard, b. 21st January* 1802.

3. Samuel, b. in December, 1802.

4. Edward, b. in 1805.

5. Anna. 6. Amelia. 7. Matilda.

8. Wilhelmina, m. 19th January, 1832, to Thomas Swettenham, esq. only son of the Rev. Thomas Eaton Swettenham, rector of Swettenham.

9. Maria, m. 19th January, 1832, to Viscount Turnour, son of the Earl of Winterton.

Sir Peter s. to the title, as second baronet, at the decease of his father, 18th June, 1813.


1. Charles Van Notten, esq. (son of Charles Van Notten, esq. of Amsterdam, who settled, a* a merchant, in London, in the beginning of the eighteenth century, by Susannah, daughter of David Bosanquet, esq. also a merchant of London,) was created a baronet 21st June, 1791. Sir Charles m. Millie; nt, eldest daughter of Charles Pole, esq. of Holcroft, in the county of Lancaster; and assumed, by royal license, in 1787, the surname and arms of Pole. Sir Charles left issue, by this marriage, ^ 1. Peter, present baronet.

2. Charles. 3. Abraham.

4. Henry, in holy orders; m. in 1814, Anne, second daughter of John Blagrove, esq. of Calcott place, in the county of Berks.

5. Susannah. He d. in 1813.

Creation—21st June, 1791.


Arms—Ar. a chev. between three crescents gu. in chief a mullet az.

Crest—An eagle rising ppr. charged on the breast with a mullet az.

Supporters—Two lions ppr.

Motto—Pollet virtus.

Seat—Wolverton Park, Hants.

POLLEN, SIR JOHN-WALTER, baronet, of Redenham, in the county of Hants; s. to the title, as second baronet, upon the demise of his father, 17th August, 1814; m. 9th September, 1819, Charlotte-Elizabeth, only daughter of the late Rev. S. Craven, of Charlton House, in the county of Wilts, by whom he has no issue.


John Pollen, esq. M.P. for Andover, only surviving son of John Pollen, esq. of London, merchant/, married thrice; anil left, with three daughters, by his third wife, Mary, daughter of Edward Sherwood, esq. a son,

John Pollen, esq. barrister-at-law, one of the judges of the principality of Wales, and M.P. for Andover; m. Hester, daughter of Paulet St. John, esq. and was 8. by his elder son,

I. John Pollen, esq. of Andover and Redenham, in the county of Hants, who was created a baronet 11th April, 1795. He m. in 1773, Louisa, only daughter of Walter Hall, esq. of Redenham, by whom he left issue,

John-walter, the present baronet.
Richard, of Lincoln's Inn, m. in 1815, Anne,


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Arms-—Az. on a bend, cottised or. between six lozenges ar. each charged with an escallop sa. six escallops vert.

Crest—A pelican, with wings expanded, in her nest, per pale or and az. vulning herself ppr. charged on the wing with a lozenge ar. thereon an escallop sa.

Seat—Redenham, Hants.

POLTIMORE, BARON, (George-Warwick Bampfylde), of Poltimore,in the county of Devon, and a baronet, colonel of the North Devon militia; b. 23rd March, 1786 ; m. 2nd May, 1807, Emma-Penelope, only daughter of the Rev. Ralph-Sneyd, precentor of St. Asaph, and chaplain to his late majesty King George IV. by Penelope, second daughter of Admiral Sir John Moore, bart. K.B., (grandson of the Right Hon. Charles Moore, Earl of Drogheda, by Jane, dau. and heiress of Arthur Viscount Ely); by whom he had one daughter,

Emma-catherine, b. 22nd June, 1810, who d. 26th March, 1828. Sir George Bampfylde, who succeeded to the baronetcy, as sixth baronet, upon the death of his father, Sir Charles-Warwick Bampfylde, 19th April, 1823, was elevated to the peerage in the above dignity, 7th September, 1831.


The family of Bampfylde is of high antiquity in the county of Devon. It was possessed of the lordship of the manor of Pultimore, in the reign of King Edward I., and previous to that period, temp. King John (1199), John Bampfylde was lord of the manor of Weston Bampfylde, in Somersetshire.

By the marriage of William Bampfylde, in the reign of Edward IV., with Margaret St. Maur, daughter and co-heiress of John St. Maur, who was descended in a direct line from the Barons St. Maur, the Bampfyldes trace their pedigree through the Lovels, Barons of Castle Kary, the Earls of Douglas in Scotland, the Earls of Breteuil, Pacey,and Yvery in Normandy, and also 305

the Lords de la Zouche and Roger de Quincy, Earl of Winchester.

John Bampfylde, esq. of Poltimore, eldest surviving son of Sir Annas Bampfylde, k^it. by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Clifton, kiit. of Barrington, in the county of Somerset, and eleventh in regular descent from John Bampfylde, who,in the reign of King John, married Eleanor, daughter of Sir Humphrey Beauchamp, M.P.; represented the county of Devon in parliament in 1628-9. ' He m. Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Drake, esq. of Buckland, by whom he had eight sons and seven daughters. His third son and successor,

1. John Bampfylde, esq. of Poltimore, was created a baronet 14th July, 1641. Sir John represented Penryn in parliament. He m. Gertrude, daughter and heiress of Amias Coplestone, esq. of Coplestone and Warleigh, in Devonshire, and had five sons and eight daughters; by the eldest of whom,

2. Sib Coplestone, he was succeeded. This gentleman m. first, Margaret, dau. of F. Bulkeley, esq. of Burgate, in the county of Hants, by whom he had (with another son and daughter),

Hugh, who m. Mary, daughter of Hugh Clifford, esq. (ancestor of the Lords Clifford, of Chudleigh), and, dying in the lifetime of his father, left two sons,

Coplestone-warwick, who s. his grandfather.

John, M.P. for the county of Devon. The baronet espoused, secondly, Jane, daughter of Sir Courtenay Pole, bart. of Shute, in the county of Devon, but had no issue. He d. in Ib*9I, and was $. by his grandson,

3. Sir Coplestone-warwick, M.P. for the city of Exeter, 9th of Queen Anne, and for the county of Devon, from the twelfth year of the same reign, until his decease. He m. Gertrude, daughter of Sir John Carew, baronet, of Anthony, in the county of Cornwall, and relict of Sir Godfrey Copley, bart. by whom he had a son, RichArd-warwick, and a daughter, Mary, m. first, to Sir Coventry Carew, of Anthony, bart. and secondly, to William Buller, esq. M.P. for Westloe. Sir Coplestone d. in 1727, and was s. by his son,

4. Sir Richard-warwick, M.P. for the county of Devon, who m. in 1742, Jane, daughter and sole heiress of Colonel John Codrington, of Wraxhall, Somersetshire,by whom he had six sons and seven daughters: viz.

Charles-Warwick, d. young.
Charles-warwick, who s. as fifth bart.
John-Codrington-Warwick, d. unmarried.
Richard-Warwick, d. young.
Annas-Warwick, b. 24th November, 1757.
Richard-Warwick, b. 5th February, 1759, in

holy orders, Rector of Poltimore cum Hax

ham and Black Torrington, Devon. Gertrude, m, in 176S, to Oldfield Bowles,

esq. of North Aston, Oxfordshire, and d.

in 1769, leaving no issue.
Elizabeth, m. in January, 1780, to Colonel

Jenny Codrington.

Charlotte, m. to Abel Moysey, esq. M.P. for Bath, and had issue three sons and a dau. Harriet,m. to Dr. Daniel,M.D. of Exeter,and had issue three sons and three daughters. Mary-Frances, d. unmarried. Georgiana-Sophia, d. unmarried, in Aug. 1814. Sir Richard d. 15th August, 1776, and was s. by his eldest surviving son,

5. Sir Charles-warwick, D.C.L., M.P. for Exeter, b. 23rd January, 1753 ; m. in 1776, Catherine, eldest daughter of Admiral Sir John Moore, bart. K.B., grandson of the Right Hon. Charles, fourth Earl of Drogheda, by whom he had issue,

George-warwick, now Lord Poltimore.
Sir Charles d. in April, 1823.
Oreafww—14th July, 1641.


Arms—Ar. on a bend, gules, three mullets or.

Crest—On a wreath, a lion's head erased, sa. ducally crowned, or.

Supporters—On either side a lion, regardant sa. ducally crowned and gorged with a collar gemel or, therefrom pendant the escutcheon of the arms of Bampfylde.

Motto—Delectare in Domino.

Town Residence—Grosvenor-square.

Seats—Poltimore, and North Molton, Devonshire; and Haddington Park, Somersetshire.

POMFRET, EARL OF, (Thomas-William Fermor, D.C.L.), Baron Lempster, or Leominster, of Leominster, in the county of Hereford, and a baronet, co-heir to a moiety of the barony of Fitz-Hugh (see Burke's Extinct and Dormant Peerage); b. 22nd November, 1772; s. to the honors, as fourth earl, upon the demise of his brother, 7th April, 1830; m. 13th January, 1823, AmabellElizabeth, eldest daughter of Sir Richard .Borough, baronet, by Anna-Maria, daughter of Gerald, Viscount Lake, and has issue,

George-william-richard, Lord Lempster, b. 31st December, 1824.



U image.

Richard Fermour, esq. having amassed considerable wealth as a merchant, at Calais, settled


himself at Eston Neston, in the county of Northampton ; hut, exciting the hostility of Henry VIII. by his zealous adherence to the church of Rome, and inciting the cupidity of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, his majesty's vicar-general, by the extent of his possessions, the whole of his large fortune was confiscated, under a praemunire, for having relieved Nicholas Thayne, his quondam confessor, while a prisoner in the gaol of Buckingham. It was, however, partly restored by Edward VI.; and Mr. Fermour regained his mansion-house of Eston-Neston, where he died, universally esteemed, 17th November, 1552, and was s. by his eldest son, (by Anne, daughter of Sir William Brown, lord-mayor of London,)

John Fermor, esq. who was made one of the knights of the carpet, at Westminster, 2nd October, 1553, the day after the coronation of Queen Mary, in her majesty's presence, under the cloth of state, by the Earl of Arundel, commissioner for the occasion. Sir John represented the county of Northampton in two parliaments, and was sheriff of that shire in the 4th and 5th of Philip and Mary. He in. Maud, daughter of Sir Nicholas Vaux, knt. Lord Vaux, of Harrowden, and was s. at his decease, 12th December, 1571, by his eldest son,

George Fermor, esq. who received the honor of knighthood in 1586. Sir George had the honor of entertaining King James I. and his Queen, at Easton, 11th June, 1603, when his majesty was pleased to confer the honor of knighthood upon his eldest son, (by Mary, daughter and heiress of Thomas Curson, esq. of Water Perry, in the county of Oxford,)

Sir Hatton Fermor, who s. his father in December, 1612. This gentleman was sheriff of Northamptonshire in the 15th of James I. He m. first, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Edmund Anderson, lord-chief-justice of the common pleas, by whom he had no issue; and, secondly, Anna, daughter of Sir William Cockain, lord-mayor of London, by whom he had five sons and six daughters, and was s. at his decease, 28th October, 1640, by his eldest son,

1. William Fermor, esq. created a baronet in 1641. This gentleman, who distinguished himself during the civil wars in the royal cause, and suffered considerably, had the satisfaction of living to see the monarchy restored. Sir William m. Mary, daughter of Hugh Perry, esq. of London, and relict of Henry Noel, second son of Edward, Viscount Camden, and dying of the small pox in 1671, was *. by his eldest son,

2. Sir William, who was elevated to the peerage 12th April, 1692, by the title of Baron Lempster, of Lempster, or Leominster, in the county of Hereford. His lordship m. thrice, and was s. at his decease in 1711, by his eldest son,

Thomas, second baron, K.B., son of the third Lady Lempster, (Sophia, sixth daughter of Thomas, Duke of Leeds, and relict of Donatus, Lord O'Brien.) This nobleman was advanced to an earldom 27th December, 1721, by the title of Earl Pomfret, of Pontefract, in the county of York. His lordship m. in 1720, Henrietta-Louisa, daugh

ter and heiress of John, Lord Jeffreys, by whom he left issue one son and five daughters. He d. 8th July, 1753, and was $. by his son,

George, second earl, one of the lords of the bedchamber, and ranger of the Little Park at Windsor. This nobleman m. in 1764, Miss AnnaMaria Drayton, of Sudbury, in the county of Middlesex, (to whom Lady Jane Coke, relict of Robert Coke, esq- bequeathed a considerable fortune,) and had issue,

George, his successor.

Thomas-william, present peer.

Charlotte, 1787, to the late Peter Denys, esq. and had, with other children, the present Sir Charles W. Denys, bart. The earl d. in 1785, and was s. by his elder son, G A>rge, third earl, b. 8th January, 1768. His lordship m. in 1793, Miss Browne, daughter and heiress of Trollope Browne, esq., but dying without issue in 1830, the honors devolved upon his brother, Thomas-william, the present peer.

Creations—Baronet, 1641. Baron, 12th April, 1692. Earl, 27th December, 1721.


Arms—Ar. a fesse sa. between three lions' heads, erased, gu.

Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a cock's head gu. crested and wattled or.

Supporters—Two lions ppr.

Motto—Hora e sempre.

Town Residence—Portman-square.

Scats—EastonNeston, Northamptonshire; and Twinstead Hall, near Sudbury, Essex.

PONSONBY, BARON, of Sysonby, in the county of Leicester, in the peerage of England. Creation, 12th June, 1749.

See Earl of Besborough.

PONSONBY, OF IMOKILLY, BARON, (John Ponsonby), in the county of Cork, in the peerage of the United Kingdom; m. 13th January, 1803, the Lady Elizabeth-Frances Villiers, daughter of George, fourth Earl of Jersey, by whom he has no issue. His lordship s. to the dignity, as second baron, at the decease of his father, 5th November, 1806. Lord Ponsonby is envoy-extraordinary and minister-plenipotentiary at the court of Naples.

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