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A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland: Enjoying... (London: Harrison, 1858).

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THOMAS AP GRIFFITH, of Newton, m. first, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Sir John Griffith, of Abermarles, in Carmarthenshire, and secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Francis or James, second son of Philip Duke of Burgundy. He was killed in a duel, and buried and Bardsey Island, leaving issue,

I. Morgan ap Thomas, fought on the side of York, d.s.p.
II. David ap Thomas, called David Ceffyl Cwtta (or short-tail horse) fought on the side of Lancaster; he left no legitimate issue.
III. Jenkin ap Thomas.
IV. David ap Thomas, the younger.
V. Rhys ap Thomas (Sir), Knight of the Garter, lord and proprietor of large estates in teh counties of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthen, Glamorgan, and Cardigan. He was ancestor of LORD DYNEVOR.
VI. JOHN AP THOMAS, of whom we have to treat.

The sixth son (issue of the second marriage),

JOHN AP THOMAS of Abermarles, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Vaughan of Bredwardine, by Elinor his wife, daughter of Robert, Lord Whitney, and had a son and successor,

SIR THOMAS JOHNES, kingth of Abermarles and Haroldston, in Pembrokeshire, sheriff of Carmarthenshire in 1541, and of Cardiganshire in 1544, was first knight for the county of Pembroke. He m. Mary, daughter and heir of Sir James Berkeley, second son of Maurice, Lord Berkeley, and widow of Thomas Perrot of Haroldstone, and by her, who wedded thirdly Sir Robert Whitney, had issue,

I. HENRY (Sir), of Abermarles, from whom sprang the family of JOHNES of that place, now extinct in the male line.
II. Richard, of Cwmgwilly, in Carmarthenshire, issue EXTINCT in the male line.
III. JAMES, of whom presently.
IV. Samuel.
I. Catherine, m. to John Vaughan, esq., of Pembrey.
II. Eleanor, m. to Griffith Rice, esq., of Newton.
III. Mary, m. to Rudderch Gwynne, esq., of Glanbrane.

The third son,

JAMES JOHNES, esq., of Llandbadaru-fawr, Cardiganshire, was high sheriff of that county in 1586. He m. Anne, daughter of John Thomas, esq., of Cryngae, in Cardiganshire, and Dolecothy in Carmarthenshire, and widow of James Lewis of Llanbadaru-fawr. ...

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DUPPA, BALDWIN-DUPPA, esq., of Hollingbourne House, Kent, b. in November, 1763; m. in 1800, Mary, daughter of Major-general Gladwin,* of Stubbing Court, in the county of derby, and has

BALDWIN-FRANCIS, barrister-at-law; m. Catharine, dau. and co-heir of Philip Darell, esq. brother to the late Henry Darell, esq. of Cale Hill, in Kent, and has issue,
Brian-Edward, B.A.

Mr. Duppa is a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for the county of Kent.

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The family of Duppa is one of considerable antiquity. Of its distinguished members were BRYAN DUPPA, Bishop of Winchester; and Sir Thomas Duppa, knt. usher of the black rod, temp. CHARLES II. JAMES II. and WILLIAM and MARY. The former was successively head of All Souls college, Oxford, dean of Christchurch, and bishop of Chichester, Salisbury, and Winchester. He acted as tutor to the princes Charles and James, and accompanied the ill-fated king, CHARLES I. to Carisbrook Castle. When the bishop was upon his death bed, CHARLES II. visited him, and, kneeling, received his dying tutor's blessing. He was a very learned man, and much commended by the contemporary writers. He built and endowed two considerable almshouses, one at Richmond, and another at Pembridge, in Herefordshire. He d. in 1662, and was buried in Westminster Abbey, where there is a tomb to his memory. Sir Thomas Duppa, the usher of the black rod, introduced at court by his kinsman the bishop, had considerable property near Whitney, in Herefordshire. Many of his letters still exist, in which he speaks of Baldwin Duppa, of Hollingbourne, as his relative.

ROBERT DUPPA, esq. son of John Duppa, m. Blanche, daughter and heir of Euston Whitney, esq., of Whitney, in the county of Hereford, the descendant of an ancient equestrian family of consideration in that shire, members of which served as sheriffs in the reigns of HENRY V. HENRY VI. EDWARD IV. ELIZABETH, and CHARLES I. and sat in parliament, as knights of the shire, temp. RICHARD II. HENRY VI. EDWARD IV. and ELIZABETH. From this marriage derived the learned bishop, whom we have recorded above,† and

ROBERT DUPPA, esq., of Castleton, in the county of Wilts, who m. and had issue,

Eleanor, m. to RICHARD HANCORD, (the descendant of a family which appears to have been possessed of a small landed property, in Herefordshire, temp. ELIZABETH), and had a son,
RICHARD HANCORN, who d. in 1756, leaving by Martha, his wife, who d. in 1777, two sons and a daughter, RICHARD, Baldwin, and Martha, of whom presently.

The son and successor,

BALDWIN DUPPA, esq. purchased in 1705, from Charles Pelham, esq. the estate of Hollingbourne, in Kent. He m. Jane, daughter of Richard Beckford, esq. of London, and dying 9th December, 1737, aged eighty-seven, was buried in Hollingbourne church, where a monument was erected to his memory, bearing the arms of Duppa and Whitney quarterly. His only son and successor,

BALDWIN DUPPA, esq. of Hollingbourne, barrister-at-law, was high sheriff of Kent in 1735, and one of its deputy lieutenants. He d. unm. 30th November, 1764, aged eighty-two, and was buried in Hollingbourne church. By his will he devised his estates to his kinsman,

THE REV. RICHARD HANCORN, who assumed, by act of parliament, 5 GEORGE III. in compliance with a proviso in the bequest, the surname and arms of DUPPA. He m. an heiress of the name of Baas, a lady of German extraction, but dying in 1790, was s. by his brother, (who had previously changed his name from Hancorn),

BALDWIN DUPPA, esq. This gentleman was shipwrecked in the Ramillies in 1768, on the Bolt Head, and was the only officer, who, with twenty-five of the crew, escaped by leaping from the vessel upon the rocks. He m. in 1762 Miss Martha Gutch, a lady of ancient descent in Cornwall, and had issue,

BALDWIN-DUPPA, his heir.
Richard, d. unm.
Martha, m. to William Higgins, esq., of Middlewood, in Herefordshire, and has issue, William, Robert, and Maryanne.

Mr. Duppa d. in 1798 and was s. by his son, the present BALDWIN-DUPPA DUPPA, esq., of Hollingbourne.

Arms--Az. a lion's paw erased between two bars of chain or, on a canton of the second a rose gu. quartering the arms of Whitney, az. a cross checkee or and gu.

Crest--An armed arm, holding a lion's paw erased or.

Estates--In Kent.

Seat--Hollingbourne House, near Maidstone.


  † Richard Duppa, Esq., LL. B. the author of the Life of Michael Angelo, &c. brother to the Rev. J. Wood Duppa, of Puddlestone Court, in the county of Hereford, a magistrate for that county; and Thomas Duppa, esq., of Cheney Longville, Shropshire, twice sheriff of Radnorshire, are of the same ancestry originally as the Duppas of Hollingbourne, but as they do not quarter the arms of Whitney, they must have branched off before that connexion.

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