ever loft to his might have been for covered her

mitted. This recess from incredible bank-notes, which miss Meadows fatigue, was a pause that afforded had dropped in the house where our adventurer time to overtake they had been threatened with inthem before they reached the me- sult. Miss Darnel had not yet diftropolis, that vast labyrinth, in covered her disaster, when her at. which Aurelia might have been for tendant, running into the apart

ment, presented the prize, which It was in the afternoon of the she had received from our advenday which succeeded his departure turer, with his compliments to miss from the White Hart, that Sir Meadows, implying a request to be Launcelot arrived at the inn, where admitted into her presence, that he miss Aurelia Darnel had bespoke a might make a personal tender of dish of tea, and a post-chaise for the his best services. next stage. He had, by inquiry, It is not to be supposed that the traced her a considerable way, with amiable Aurelia heard unmoved out ever dreaming who the person such a message from a person, whom really was whom he thus pursued, her maid discovered to be the very and now he desired to fpeak with identical Sir Launcelot Greaves, her attendant. Dolly was not a whose story she had so lately related : little surprised to see Sir Launcelot but as the ensuing scene requires Greaves, of whose character she had fresh attention in the reader, we conceived a very sublime idea, from fall defer it till another opportuthe narrative of Mr. Thomas Clarke; nity, when his spirits shall be rebut she was still more surprised cruited from the fatigue of this when he gave her to understand, chapter., that he had charged himself with the pocket-book, containing the (To be continued.]

A Genealogical Account of RUSSEL, Duke of BEDFORD.

T HIS family, originally Nor. son and successor, William Russel,

1 man, was considerable in Eng- obtained, in the reign of Edward I. land, and possessed an estate in Dor- a charter for a market every Thursfetshire, as far back as the reign of day in the week, and a fair on the king John; in the third year of eve, day, and morrow of St. Matwhich John Ruffel, constable of thew, at his manour of Kingston, Corfe-castle, payed fifry marks for commonly called Kingston Ruffel, a licence to marry the lister of a in the county of Dorset; which baron called Daun Bardolf. His son, lordship was held by ferjeantry, as Sir Ralph Ruffel, was a person of cupbearer to the king at four princonfiderable interest at the court of cipal feasts in the year. In the folHenry III. and acquired, by his lowing reign he was returned to marriage with one of the daughters parliament knight of the shire for of James de Newmarche, certain the county of Southampton. His lands in the counties of Somerset, Ton Theobald had two wives; and Wilts, and Gloucester. His eldest by the first, a son of the same name, January 1761.


who assumed the appellation of French king was taken prisoner: Gorges, from whom the family of Being constituted Theriff of Dorsetthe Gorges in Herefordshire are de- Thire and Somersetshire, he attended rived. By his second wife Eleanor, Henry at his magnificent interview daughter of John de la Tower, he with the king of France at Boulogne; had William Russel, ancestor of the was appointed comptroller of the prefent duke of Bedford. His great houshold, and privy-coun'ellor; adgrandson was Sir Joho Russel, speaker vanced to the dignity of baron in the of the house of commons in the thirtieth year of that monarch's reign of Henry VI. His grandson reign, by the title of lord Ruffel, John Ruffel was an accomplished baron Ruffel of Cheneys in the gentleman, who had distinguished county of Buckingham, and gratihimself in the wars of France, tra- fied with the manour of Aymondevelled for improvement, and made sham in Bucks, which had belonged himself master of the modern lan- to Edward Stafford, duke of Buckguages.

ingham, who was beheaded for high In the reign of Henry VII. Philip treason. He married Anne, daugharchduke of Austria, and only ter and sole heir of Sir Guy Sapson of the emperor Maximilian, cotes, with whom he enjoyed the being, in his voyage to Spain, driven manour of Cheneys, and other large by a tempest into Weymouth, he possessions. When the greater mowas visited by Mr. Ruffel, and so nasteries were dissolved, he obtained charmed with his conversation, that a grant of the whole scite and cirhe desired his company to Windsor, cuit of the rich abbage of Taviwhere he warmly recommended him stock in the county of Devon, togeto the king, as a person qualified for ther with the borough of that name, some important station. In conse- and a great number of other maquence of this recommendation, Mr. nours. He served the king in the Ruffel was apoointed one of the gen- different offices of lord warden of tlemen of the king's bed-chamber. the Stannaries, lord admiral of EngIn the succeeding reign, he attended land and Ireland, president of the Henry VIII. in his expedition to counties of Devon, Cornwal, SomerFrance,when Therouenne and Tour- set, and Dorset; general in Picardy nay were taken ; and obtained fome against the French, lord privy-seal, lands in the territory of Tournay, and captain-general of the vanguard as a reward for his services. He of the king's army at the reduction was afterwards knighted by the earl of Boulogne. He was installed knight of Surry, admiral of the English of the garter, and appointed in the Heet, when he made a conqueit of king's will one of the fixteen perMorlaix in Bretagne. He enjoyed, fons to compose the council of his in the sequel, the place of marshal son and succeffor Edward VI. At of the Marshallea; was employed the coronation of that young prince in divers negotiations abroad, with he acted for the day as lord high the emperor Charles V. Francis I. steward of England; and in the king of France, the Pope, and the course of the same year was induke of Lorraine. He was present dulged with a grant of Wooburnin the battle of Pavia, when the abbey in the county of Bedford. He


was appointed first commissioner to ter, employed with other commifsee the images pulled down, and fioners to treat of a marriage bepromote the Reformation; which tween Mary queen of Scots and the having excited divers insurrections, earl of Leicester, and sent with the he, with a body of troops, defeated present of a gold font to represent the rebels of Devonshire and Corn, the person of queen Elizabeth at wal at Feaniton-bridge, and relieved the christening of James VI. of Scot. Exeter, which they had invested. land. He sat upon the trial of In the year 1549, he was created Thomas Howard, duke of Norfolk : earl of Bedford. He afterwards re- he acted as one of the English com: paired to France, as one of the missioners who treated with ambarambassadors to treat of a peace, sadors from France, touching a which they accordingly concluded at marriage between the queen and the Guisnes : and upon the accession of duke of Anjou. He founded a school queen Mary obtained a new patent at Wooburn; established a main. for the office of privy-seal. In the tenance for two students of divinity second year of this queen's reign, in University-college at Oxford; and though now stricken in years, he was so remarkable for his hospitaliwas sent into Spain, to attend Philip ty, that queen Elizabeth used to say, in his voyage to this kingdom, where he made all the beggars. He died he espoused Mary. Thus he owed in the year 1585, after having furhis first rise to Philip, archduke of vived three of his fons by his counAustria ; and the latt public office tess Margaret, daughter of Sir John he bore was that of conducting his St. John of Bletso. grandson Philip, king of Spain, to He was succeeded in his honours the bosom of bis sovereign.

and estate by his grandson Edward, This truly great man died in Lon- whose father, Sir Francis Russel, was don in the year 1554, leaving his Nain on the borders of Scotland, honours and efiate to his son Fran- and buried at Alnwick in Northumcis, now earl of Bedford. 'This no. berland. bleman had been created knight of Edward, earl of. Będford, who the Bath at the coronation of Ed- died in the year 1627, was succeedward VI. He afterwards proclaim- ed by his cousin Francis, only son ed the lady Mary queen of England, of his uncle Sir William Ruffel, baand appeared in arms for the de- ron of Thornhaugh, one of the best fence of her title againft the lady generals of the age in which he jane Grey. He was present in the lived. He distinguished himself in battle of St. Quintin, and eminent. the Low Countries, where he was ly shared in the glory and the dan. appointed governor of Flushing, and ger of that victory, which the forces in the rebellion of Tir-owen in Ireof Philip, with the assistance of the land, where he governed as lord deEnglish auxiliaries, obtained over puty. He espoused Elizabeth,daughthe army of France. In the reign ter and heir of Henry Long of Shenof Elizabeth he was sworn of the gay in the county of Cambridge, privy council, sent twice ambassador Esq; and left iflue Francis, now earl into France, appointed governor of of Bedford. This nobleman, in the Berwick, installed knight of the Gar. reign of Charles I. was the princi


pal. pal undertaker in that expensive advised, that propofitions might be work of draining the fens, called sent to the king; but this aim misBedford-levels, extending into the carrying, through the artifice of counties of Northampton, Cam- some individuals in the lower house, bridge, Huntingdon, Norfolk, and the earls of Bedford, Holland, and Lincoln. He was, with other lords, Clare, repaired to the king at Oximpowered to treat of peace, with ford, where he asked and received commissioners on the part of Scot- the king's pardon : he then served land, at Ripon, when the forces of in his majesty's army that besieged that nation entered England in the Gloucester, and charged in the year 1640. He was in the number king's own regiment of horse at the of those who, in the course of that battle of Newbury. Being in the same year, signed a petition to the fequel disgusted by the treatment king, advising him to call a parlia. he received at the court of Oxford, ment; and in the following year he and his associates returned to the died of the small-pox, universally other party, by whom their eftates lamented, as a nobleman of great were fequeftered for some time, virtue and moderation, which (had The sequestration was, however, rehe lived) muft, have been of great moved; but the earl of Bedford ne. use in preventing matters froin com ver afterwards affifted at any of their ing to extremity between the king councils. He heartily concurred in and parliament.

all the measures for the restoration, • By his wife Catherine, daughter and carried St. Edward's sceptre at and heir of Giles Bridges, lord the coronation of Charles II. in Chandos, he had four fons; the whose reign he was installed knight eldest of whom, William lord Rur- of the Garter, and on many occa, fel, succeeded to his title and for- fions approved himself a steady patune, at a time when every thing triot. When William and Mary seemed to threaten a rupture be- ascended the throne, he was sworn tween the king and parliament. His of the privy council: he carried the lordship, who had been made knight queen's sceptre, with the dove, at of the Bath, and served as a mein- the coronation ; was constituted lord ber in the house of commons, joined lieutenant of the counties of Bedthe opposition, and was now de- ford, Cambridge, Middlesex, and clared general of horse in the ser- liberties of Westminster; and in the vice of the parliament. At the head year 1694 was created marquis of of a choice body of troops, he oblig- Tavistock and duke of Bedford by a ed the marquis of Hertford to aban- patent, in which his own merit and don Somersetshire; and at the bat- the virtue of his son were mentioned tle of Edgehill commanded the re- in very extraordinary terms of apserve of horse, which did good ser- plause. He married Anne, daughvice, and in all probability faved ter of Robert Carr, earl of Somerthe whole army of the parliamenta. set, by whom he had several fons rians. Being afterwards weary of and daughters; and died in the year the war, he helped to influence the 1700, at the age of eighty-seven, house of lords to desire a conference His eldest son died, without issue, in with the commons; in which they the year 1679; and he had also the

mortiñcation to survive his second late earl Gower, has issue Francis, fon, lord William Russel, one of the marquis of Tavistock, born in the most virtuous noblemen that ever year 1739; and lady Caroline, born lived in any country, who was in 1742. brought to the scaffold in the year He is distinguished by the appel1683, as an accomplice in the Rye- lation and titles of John Ruffel, house plot; though, in effect, his duke of Bedford, marquis of Ta. fate was owing to the courage he vistock, earl of Bedford, baron Rushad thewn in support of the Exclu- fel, and baron Ruffel of Thornfion-bill, against the duke of York, haugh, and baron Howland of Stret. before he ascended the throne. He ham, lord lieutenant and custos espoused the lady Rachel, second rotulorum of Bedfordshire, Devondaughter of Thomas Wriothesley, fhire, and of the city and county of earl of Southampton, widow of Exeter. Francis lord Vaughan, by whom he His grace is knight of the Gare had one son, named Wriothesley, ter, and has served his king sucwho succeeded his grandfather as cessively in the important offices of duke of Bedford.

first lord cominiffioner of the board This nobleman had married Eli. of admiralty, principal secretary of zabeth, fole daughter and heir of state, one of the lords of the reJohn Howland of Stretham, Esq; gency while his late majesty was in consequence of which he was abroad, and lord lieutenant of Ire. created a baron by that title before land. his grandfatber died. At the ac- Arms. Argent, a lion 'rampant, cession of queen Anne he was ap- gules, on a chief, sable, three escal. pointed lord high constable for the lops of the first. coronation, sworn of the privy. Creft. On a wreath, a goat para council, installed knight of the Gar- fant, argent, armed, or. ter, and constituted lord lieutenant Supporters. On the dexter side a of the counties of Bedford, Cam- lion, on the finister an antelope, bridge, and Middlesex, and custos both gules; the latter gorged with rotulorum of Middlesex and the li- a ducal collar, chained, armed, berties of Westminster. He died of crested, tufted, and hoofed, or. the small-pox in the year 1711, and Motto. Che fara, fara, Ital. was succeeded by his eldest son, of What will be, will be the same name ; who dying in Spain Chief Seats. At Wooburn-abbey in the year 1732, his honours and in Bedfordshire; Thornhaugh in estate devolved to his brother, lord Northamptonshire; Cheneys in John Ruffel, the present duke of Bucks; and at Bedford-house in Bedford; who, by his second dutchess Bloomsbury-Square, London. Gertryde, eldest daughter of John


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