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Parliamentary History, Chapter I.
Ode to Dr. Richardson, on Fiorin Grass ..
Newly invented Hygrometer
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Ophelia ................. ...........129 II Chap. VI.-Landholders in Suffolk, after the Co
quest.-Guader's Conspiracy.-William Rufus.
CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL NAVY.
The“ pride of ancestry” will never be dis N « This ancient family is descended from the regarded, but by those who find themselves Brookes, of Leighton, in Nantwich hundred, in Luncntitled to its distinction. The honours
Cheshire, of which family I find one Adam Dominas of a noble parent wither on the brow of a
de Lcighton, snb Henrico tertio, whose son was stiled
William de la Brooke, of Leighton, (probably the degenerate son; but the glory of the an
William noticed by Camden, as master of Leighton, cestor is reflected, with increased lustre,
in 1249, being the 33d year of King llenry 111.) enet if the descendant be himself great. — Sir his son, Richard, stiled Ricardus de Doito, in an old Philip Broke, whose capture of the Shan deed in the 5th year of King Edward I. that is, of non will ever be an object of admiration in
the Brook, for Doet, in French, is a Brook in Engthe annals of the British Navy, enjoys at
Jarl; and under the said maner-honse, in Leighton,
a brook rụnneth, from whence their posterity asonce the satisfaction of tracing his descont
sumed the sirname of Del Brook. Thomas Brook, from an ancient and honourable family, and
of Leighton, gentleman, the last of that family, in tho the still more grateful consciousness of har direct line, died about 1652, very agerl, having issue ing added to its fame--of having planted a four daughters: but hic sold away the reversion of laurel, in the shade of which his posterity his lands to the Lady Alary Chelmondely, 6 Jacobi, may repose.
1603; which afterwards, came to Francis Cholmon
dels, third son of Thomas Cholmondely, of Vale In composing the memoir of this distinguished officer, the writer has been favour
Royal, Esq. who vow enjoyeth the same, 1666."* ed by references to Journals and Letters in
I'rom Willielmus de Doyto del Brooke, the possession of Sir Philip Broke's rela mentioned abovc, descended Sir Richard tives and friends. He is also proud to ac Broke, of London, Kuight, Chief Baron of knowledge the prompt and oblging assist thc Eschequer, in the reign of King llcnry ance which he has derived from Sir George VIII, the lineal ancestor of Sir Philips Nayler, of the College of Arms. Thus, About this period, or perhaps carlier, the whatever may be its literary mcrit, the MC family appears to have been seated at moir cvidently bears the first claim to no Nacton, in Suffolk. tive—the golden impress of authenticity. Sir Philip Bowes Vere Broke, Bart. is From a Pedigree, now in the possession
the eldest son of the late Philip Bowes of the family, it appears, that Sir Philip Bowes Vere Broke is descended from Wil *" In this township of Leighton," says King, in lielmus de Doyto del Brooke, the son of his Vale Royal,” is also another fine scat, which hath Adam, Lord of Leighton, in Cheshire, who been possessed by a race of ancient gentlemen, the lived previously to the reign of King Hen.
Brooks, from which house those of Norton lately are III. The antiquity of the family, and the
descended; but the saine now also, for want of issno
male, is diverted another way, and is by purchase, by origin of its patronymic, are thus curiously
the Lady Cholmley (as is said) assured to the said noticed in Sir PETER LEYCESter's History Thomas Chomley, her youngest son, a gentleman of of Cheshire:
Il much regard and towardlinesse." Vou L