HOGHTON, of HOGHTON TOWER, CO. Lancaster.
22 May 1611.
Sir HENRY-PHILIP HOGHTON, Bart. born 12 June 1768, succeeded his father, sir Henry, 9 March 1795, and was M.P. for Preston 1790 and 1796; married Susanna, da. and sole h. of Peter Brook, of Astley Hall, co. Lancaster, esq., and relict of Thomas Townley Parker, esq., and has issue, 1. Henry, b. 3 Jan. 1799, m. 23 May 1820, Dorothea, 2d, but eldest surviving da., and (by the death of her elder sister, Mary, who m. Prince Eustace Sapeiha, of Poland, without issue) sole h. of Peter Patten Bold, of Bold, co. Lancaster, esq., and took the surname of Bold, in addition to and before Hoghton, and also the arms of Bold quarterly in the 2d quarter with those of Hoghton, by royal sign manual, 1825: he has issue, 1. Henry, b. 2 Aug. 1821; 2. Charles, b. 20 Nov. 1823; 3. Mary, b. 7 June 1825; 4. Dora, b. 12 Sept. 1826.—2. Fanny-Elizabeth, b. 30 March 1800.
This family, anciently written de Hocton and Hoghton, have been of great eminence in the Co. of Lancaster in former ages. The first mentioned is Adam de Hocton, who lived in the time of Henry II, and whose great-grandson was sir Adam do Hocton, written knt. 50 Hen. III.
The 15th in lineal descent from him was,
I. Sir RICHARD HOGHTON. He succeeded to a very great estate, was knighted by queen Elizabeth, and made a bart. with the first advanced to that dignity. He served in several parliaments, co. Lancaster, and entertained king James I. at Hoghton tower for several days, on his progress into Scotland in 1617; m. Catherine, da. of sir Gilbert Gerard, of Bromley, co. Stafford, knt., master of the rolls, who d. 17 Nov. 1617, and had by her,
Sir GILBERT, 2d bart.
2. Thomas; 3. Richard; 4. Ratcliffe; 5. Roger, slain in Germany.
6. Anne, m. lot, sir John Cotton, knt.; and 2dly, sir John Charleton,
knt. and bart.
7. Catherine, as. James Stewart, lord Galloway.
8. Elizabeth, m. Nicholas Girling, esq.
9. Gilibert, m. sir George Muscamp, knt.
10. Frances; 11. Alice; 12. Margaret; 13. Eleanor, all d. unm.
Sir Richard d. 12 Nov. 1630, and was succeeded by his eldest son,
II. Sir GILBERT, bart., knighted 21 July 1606. He was in great favour with king James I., and afterwards distinguished for loyalty to Charles I. He was knt. of the shire co. Lancaster, m. Margaret, eldest da. and co-h. of sir Roger Aston, knt., by whom (who d. 28 Dec. 1657) he had issue,
2. Sir RICHARD, 3d hart.
3. Roger, killed in the battle at Hessam Moor, in 1643.
4. Gilbert, m. Lettice, da. and co-h. of sir Francis Gabul, knt., and d. 1661.
5. Thomas, d. young.
6. Henry, m. Mary, da. of Peter Egerton, of Shaw, co. Lancaster, esq., and relict of sir Thomas Stanley, of Bickerstaff, bart.
7. Catherine, m. Thomas Preston, of biker, co. Lancaster, esq.
8. Mary, m. sir Hugh Calverley, knt.
9. Margaret, m. Alexander Rigby, of Middleton, esq.
III. Sir RICHARD, who was hut. of the shire co. Lancaster, m. Sarah, b. of Philip Stanhope, 1st earl of Chesterfield, and had issue,
2. Sir Charles, 4th bart.
3. Ferdinand; 4. Gilbert; 5. Henry; 6. Benjamin.
7. Catherine; 8. Arabella; 9. Sarah.
Sir Richard d. Feb. 1678, and was succeeded by his eldest son,
IV. Sir CHARLES, m. March 1676, Mary, eldest da. of John Skeffington, 2d viscount Masserene (by Mary, only child of sir John Clotworthy, the 1st viscount Masserene), and had issue by her (who d 30 April 1732),
John, d. at the age of 21, unm.
2. Sir HENRY, 5th bart.
3. Philip, d. 1747, having m. lot, Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Selater, of Denham, co Lancaster, esq., by whom, who d. March 1731, he had issue, sir HENRY, 6th bart.; and 2 dos., Elizabeth and Mary, both d. unm. He m. 2dly, Margaret, da. of Edward Rigby, of Middleton, co. Lancaster, by whom, who d. Feb. 1795, he had 1 da. Ann, m. 1774, the rev. Humphry Shuttleworth.
4. Skeffington, d. unm. 1768.
5. James, d young.
6. Mary, d. in 1710.
7. Cordelia, m. Robert Davie, esq.
8. Anna, m. Samuel Crook, esq.
9. Margaret, m. Samuel Watson, esq.
10. Elizabeth, m. Thomas Fenton, esq.
11. Lacy, in. Thomas Lutwidge, esq.
Sir Charles was three times hut. of the shire co. Lancaster. He d 10 June 1710, and was succeeded by his 2nd son,
V. Sir HENRY, m. 1st, Mary, eldest da. of sir William Boughton, bart., who d. in 1720; 2dly, Elizabeth, lady Russell, relict of lord James Russell, 5th son of William, the 1st duke of Bedford; she d. Sept. 1736; 3dly, Susanna, eldest da. of Thomas Butterworth, esq., who survived him, and d. 16 Oct. 1772, but left no issue. He served in parliament many years for Preston, and also for East Loo, in Cornwall.
He d 23 Feb. 1768, and was succeeded by his nephew,
VI. Sir HENRY (only son of Philip, 3d son of sir Charles, 4th bart.), b. 22 Oct. 1728; m. in 1761, Elizabeth, only da. and h. of William Ashurst, of Hedingham Castle, co. Essex, esq. She d. the year following, in childbed, leaving a da.,
1. Elizabeth, m. 1783, Lewis Majendie, esq.
Sir Henry m. 2dly, 8 July 1766, Fanny, eldest da. and co-b. of Daniel Booth, of Hulton Hall, co. Essex, esq., and by her (who d in April 1803) had issue,
Sir HENRY-PHILIP, present bart.
3. Daniel, a major-gen. the army, b. 27 Aug. 1770, killed at the battle of Albuera, in Spain, 1811.
Sir Henry represented the borough of Preston near 30 years, and dying 9 March 1795, was succeeded by his eldest son,
Sir HENRY-PHILIP, present bart.
Arms—(See Plate 1.) Sable, 3 bars argent.
Crest—A bull passant, argent.
Motto—Malgré le tort.
Seats—Houghton Tower and Walton Hall, both co. Lancaster.
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