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Sir Baptist Hicks, created Viscount Campden 1628, left two Daughters, the elder of whom married Lord Noel, one of whose Descendants (Edward) was created Earl of Gainsborough 1682.
Digbt, Earl. — This Title, when a Barony, was nominal (though local in itself, from Digby, co. Lincoln) till Henry, the late Peer, was created Earl of Digby in 1790. He dying in 1793, was succeeded by Edward the present Earl.
Coleshill, Viscount (digby). — In Warwickshire. The Manor of Coleshill was forfeited by Sir Simon Montfort, on a charge of High Treason in supporting Perkin Warbeck; when it was given to Simon Digbv, then Deputy Constable of Coleshill Castle*.
Montagu, or Montacute, Viscount (browne).—From a high Hill in a Village in Somersetshire; where William Earl of Moreton, Maternal Brother to William the
* Pennant's Journey from Chester, p. 129,
Conqueror, built a Castle, which, as it rises from its base to a sharp point, he called Mom acutus. Thus far the tradition; and Bishop Gibson, in his Edition of Camden's Britannia, allows this to have been the place from which Sir Anthony Browne, the first Viscount, had the Title *.
Rutland, Duke.—From the County.
Granby, Marquis (manners).—From a Village in Nottinghamshire.
The Barony of Roos of Hamlakef gives Title to the eldest Son of a Marquis of Granby, in his Father's life-time.
Kent, Duke.—From the County.
Harold, Earl (grey), Extinct.—From a place of the name in Bedfordshire.
There was in this Family the Viscounty of Gooderich, from Gooderich Castle in Herefordshire.
* Camden's Britannia, col. 72. t Collins, in his Peerage 1735, says, that Hamlake is the same as Hemsley in Yorkshire (North Riding).
Abingdon, Earl.—In Berkshire.
Norreys, Baron (bertie). — James Bertie, the first Earl of Abingdon (who was the second Son of Montagu Bertie, the second Earl of Lindsey) was the Issue of a second Wife; viz. Bridget Baroness Norreys of Rycote in her own right. He had Summons to Parliament as Baron Norreys in 1572, and was created Earl of Abingdon in 1682 *
Dacre, Baron (roper, late BarrettLeonard).—Originally both nominal and local, the first Peer having been Dacre of Dacre Castle in Cumberland.
Being a Barony in Fee, it has had owners of different names f.
Godolphin, Earl. — From a Hill (perhaps anciently a Seigniory) in Cornwall.
* See Camden's Britannia, col. 315.
t There were two Barons of this Title existing at the same time; viz. Lord Dacre of the North, and Lord Dacre of the South. Both at length centered in Barrett-Leonard Lord Dacre.
The proper name is Godolcan, corrupted into Godol/phin. The word signifies, in the Cornish language, "White Eagle;" agreeably to which, the Arms of the Family are* "Gules, an Eagle displayed between three Fleurs de Lis Argent *."
Kialton, Viscount.—From a Village in Cornwall f.
Tankerville, Earl.—Originally from a Town and Castle in Normandy J. The present Title is derived from Ford Lord Grey of Werk, who was created Earl of Tankerville (a dormant Title in his Family) in 1695. This Earl left an only Daughter, who married Charles Bennet, Baron of Ussulston, who was afterwards (1714) created Earl of Tankerville.
* See Camden's Britannia, col. 14.
t On the death of Francis Earl of Godolphin, 1766, the Barony devolved to Francis, his first cousin; and on his death, in 1785, became extinct,
% See Peerage, 1711, vol. II.
Ussulston, Baron (bennet). — From one of the Hundreds of Middlesex.
Arlington, Earl.—The Title was derived from Arlington in Middlesex, the Seat of Sir Henry Bennet, who was created Baron Arlington 1664, and Earl of Arlington in 1672. He died in 1685.
Thetford, Viscount (bennet), Extinct. —In Norfolk.
Bridgewater, Duke (egerton).—The Lord Chancellor was the founder of this Family, and was a Natural Son of Sir Richard Egerton, Knight, of Ridley in Cheshire, by the Daughter of one Sparks of Bickerton *.
Grey De Wilton, Baron (egerton).— The present Peer (Sir Thomas Egerton,
* For other circumstances see Mr. Pennant's Tour in North Wales, vol. I. p. 105; and vol. II. p. 187, in the corrections and additions to vol. I. o2