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*tis to the loss of the best of wives, the funeral, I was told by someone which was soon followed by that of whom I met, the story of a woman's

an only child, that 1 owe my present disorder. We were happy. She was the best of women." At these words Erastus fixed his eyes upon Eliza. «' May heaven continue our lives, said he; may we never know the pang of separation till age has silvered o'er our heads, and then it must be short."

The brother asked Erastus what accident had brought him to that

fainting, with such circumstances as made me think 'twas thee. 1 hastened to the house where the hospitable stranger had conducted thee, and found thee sunk into the arms of thy maid. Shall 1 tell my Eliza, that even this circumstance at present affords me a degree of pleasure? Indeed it does ; it convinces me that I Mill am blest with thy tenderest love, without which, as Eliza once

part of the world; and told him, said to me, no circumstances could that, upon the first appearance of make me happy." his illness, he had wrote to England Erastus was now possessed of a

to enquire whether he was still living; and that he had already made a will in his favour, and left him whatever fortune he possessed.

"It was not long after his arrival, resumed Erastus, that he died, and left me an estate even beyond (he ambition oPmy wishes. 'Twas his funeral you met; it was Erastus they were bearing to his grave, but not Eliza's Erastus. He lives to be once more happy with the partner of his joys." At these words he pressed her to his bosom with a warmth expressive of the most perfect love. "Upon my return from

fortune which might enable him to pass his remaining days independent of the cares of business. He fold his estates to advantage, and returned to his native country, where he now lives in all the felicity of elegant ease. The greatest part of their time they spend in the country, and now and then a winter in the rational amusements of the town. Wealthy without arrogance, œconomists without avarice, and liberal without profusion ; universally beloved by those who have any connection with them, and admired by the few who are hap-* py in their intimacy.

Genealogical Account of WIN D S OR-H1C K M A N, Eatl os Plymouth-.

THE genealogy of the ancient and noble family of Windsor, from whom this earl is maternally descended, is originally deduced from Otho, a noble baron in Italy, descended from the great duke of Tuscany, and has flourished in several ages, in the most renowned countries of Europe, one of the family being patriarch of Jerusalem.

Walter Fitz - Other came into England with William the ConqueNovemitr, 1764.

ror, by whom he was made baron and constable of the castle of Windsor, and keeper of the sorest; and at the time of the general survey in 1078, was possessed of three lordships in Surrey, three in Berks, three in Bucks, three in Dorset, four in Middlesex, nine in Wilts, and ten in Hants. By Beatrix his wife he had three sons, William, Robert, and Gerald.

From William.the eldest is de4 E scei'de I 574 Genealogical Account os Windsor Trended the present eai I of Plymouth. The empress Maud ratified to him all the grants which had been made to his father in as fuil and ample a manner as he enjoyed them liom her father king Henry I. To him succeeded

William his son, who was lord of Stanwell in Middlesex, and father of Sir William, whose wife was Agnes, by whom he had a daughter, Joan, and a son,

William, who was third lord of Stanwcll. He married Margaret sister to Sir John Derekenserd knt. and had

Sir Richard de Windsor, who married Julian^ daughter to Sir Richard Stapleton of Hachilsay in Yorkshire, knt. by whom he had a son, Richard de Windsor, and William rector of the church of Stanwell. Richard the eldest son, served in parliament for Middlesex in the 4th and 12th years of the reign of EJwaid III. and for Berkfliite in the 14th year of the fame reign. By Julian, daughter and coheir of James Molyns of the county of Southampton, he had Sir James, his heir, and Sir William, who was twice appointed lordlieutenant of Ireland in the reign of Edward III. and was summoned to parliament among the barons in that of Richard II. He married the famous Dame Alice Perrers, or Pierce, favourite of king Edward III. but left no issue male.

Sir James Windsor, his elder brother, married Elizabeth, daughter to Sir John Strechy, knt. and by her had

Sir Miles de Windsor, who died in the 11 th year of the reign of Richard II. leaving issue by Alice his wife, daughter to Adam de Wyinondham, or Wyndham, of Wyndham in Norfolk,

Hickman, Earl of Plymouth, British Brian d; Windsor, who marriedAlice, daughter to Thomas Drew, Esq; and dying left two sons.

Mdes the eldest dying unmarried, Richard his brother, succeeded to the estate. He married Christian, daughter to Richard Faulkner of the county of Southampton, Esq; and dying in the sixth year of the reign of Henry VI. left a son,

Miles de Windsor, who died in Italy Sept. 30, in the 26th year of the reign of Henry VI. leaving issue by Joan, daughter to Walter Green of Bridgenqtth in Shropshire, Esq;

Thomas de Windsor, who died in 1485. He married Elizabeth, daughter and coheir to John Andrews of Baylam, in the county of Suffolk, Esq; and by her had several children, of whom Margaret was the last, prioress of the monastery of Sion.

Sir Andrews Windsor the eldest son, was created knt. of the Bath at the coronation cf king Henry VIII. and a knt. banneret for his valiant behaviour at the Battle of the Spurs. In the 21st year of the reign of Henry VIII. he was summoned by writ among the peers of the realm, to that remarkable parliament which gave the first stroke to the dissolution of monasteries ; but he was ifterwards obliged by that monarch to quit his loved feat at Stanwell (which his ancestors had enjoyed from tbe Conquest) in lieu of BroadOey-Ab.bey in Worcestershire. He married Elizabeth, sister and coheir to Edward Blount lord Montjoy, by whom he had four sons, George, Sir William, Sir Edmund, and Thomas; and four daughters. George the eldest married lady Ursula, sister and heir of John Vere earl of Oxford, by whom he had no issue; and dying before his father,

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Sir William the second spn became Bath, succeeded his father, and was heir. He was made one of the knrs. the sixth lord Windsor. He was, of the Bath at thecoronatfonofqueeu rear-admiral of the fleet which Anne Boleyn; and upon the death brought prince Charles out of Spain «f king Edward VI. was one of the in 1623. He married Catharine, first that appeared for queen Mary, youngest daughter to Edward SomerHe was twice married. By his first set, fourth earl of Worcester j but wife Margaret, daughter aivd heir to dying without issue, put an end to Sir William .Samburne of Southcor, this line; and the title of lord Windknt. he had seven sons, and nine for was at the disposal of king daughters. Sir William married fe- Charles II. who, in 1665, confercondly, Elizabeth, second daughter red it on

»nd coheir to Peter Coundray of Thomas Windsor-Hickman, son Harriard in Hampshire, Esq; by of Dixie Hickman and Elizabeth whom be had a son named Philip, his wife abovementioned. The fame Bnd a daughter, Elizabeth, who monarch afterwards created him earl both died without issue. of Plymouth, and made him one

Sir Edward, the fifth but eldest of his privy-council, surviving son by Sir William's first Having given an account of the Jady, succeeded his father, and was family of Windsor, it remains now created lord Windsor of Bradenham. to give that of Hickman, fiom He married Catharine, daughter to whom the present earl is paternally John Vere earl of Oxford; and dy- descended.

ing at Venice on the 24th osjanu- Robert Fitz - Hickman, lord of ary, in the 17th year of the reign the manors of Bloxham aud Wickof queen Elizabeth, left four sons, ham in Oxfordshire, in the latter Frederick, Henry, Edward, and e"d of the reign of. Henry III. had Andrews, and two daughter1;. two sons, Sir John, who died with

Frederick succeeded hisfather, and out issue, and died the 14th of December, in the William who became heir. He had 28th year of the reign of queen issue Sir Roger, who died withouc Elizabeth, unmartied, and was sue- issue, and

ceeded by John, who became heir; whose son

Henry his brother, who was one Henry left issue of the peers at the trials of the earls William, who was lord of the of Essex and Southampton, died the manor of Woodford-hall in Essex. 6th of April 1C0;, and was buried He had two sons, William, who died at Tarbick in Worcestershire. He without issue, and married Anne, daughter and coheir Walter, who succeeded as heir, to Sir Thomas Rivet of Chipenhain He had three sons; William the elin Cambridgeshire, knt, by whom dell died without issue, as did Henhe had two funs, and five daugh- ry the youngest, who was prtbendters; of which only one son named ary of Laud*ss; and Thomas, and two daughters, both Walter the second son was heir to named Elizabeth, survived; the el- his father., He married Alice,

dest of whom married Dtx'e Hick- daughter cf Jephfon of Froyle

man of Kew in Surrey, Esq. in Hampshire, and hadseveialchil

Sir Thomas, v/i)0 wai knt. of the dren, whereof

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