|Bayntun of Spye Park|
Bromham House, WiltshireThe manor of Bromham was given by King William II to Battle Abbey in or soon after 1087, and the abbey retained it until its dissolution in 1538. It was then purchased from the Crown by Sir Edward Baynton, who had held a lease of the estate since 1516. He was a major landowner in Wiltshire, and probably built Bromham House soon after he came into possession in 1516. The house - which stood close to the present Bromham House Farm - was sufficiently large and impressive to be well known in the 16th century: according to legend it was 'almost as large as the royal palace of Whitehall', which though it must be an exaggeration is a telling one. In the late 1530s Leland visited Corsham, where he found the 'ruines of an old maner place; and thereby a park wont to be yn dowage to the quenes of Englande', and noted that 'Mr Baynton yn Quene Anns dayes [i.e. 1533-36] pullid doun by licens a peace of this house sumwhat to help his buildinges at Bromeham'. The licence was perhaps granted when Sir Edward entertained King Henry VIII at Bromham in 1535. At the beginning of the 17th century, King James I visited on three occasions, but during the Civil War a later Sir Edward Bayntun sided with the Parliamentarians and the Royalists burned his house in May 1645.
|The gatehouse of Bromham House as re-erected as a lodge to Spye Park c.1750.|
Spye Park, WiltshireSpye Park may have originated as a hunting park established in association with Bromham House on the wooded upland at the northern end of Bromham parish. There is believed to have been a lodge here in the early 17th century, but the first house known as Spye Park was built for Sir Edward Bayntun (1593-1657) after the destruction of Bromham House during the Civil War. The diarist John Evelyn visited Spye in July 1654 and recorded that it was 'a place capable of being made a noble seat; but the humorous old Knight has built a long single [i.e. single-pile] house of two low stories on the precipice of an incomparable prospect, and landing on a bowling green in the park. The house is like a long barn, and has not a window on the prospect side'. Not only had Sir Edward wantonly ignored the view, he had sited his house so close to the edge of the 'precipice' that it was almost impossible to improve matters by extending it on that side, but fairly quickly - probably before 1700 - the house had been given regular fenestration of cross-windows on the formerly blind north-east side.
|Spye Park: a view of the house in the late 18th century, showing the pedimented portico designed by Edward Stevens.|
|Two views of the house and grounds at Spye Park, painted in 1863 and showing the short-lived castellated tower by the lake in the grounds.|
|Spye Park: the garden front of the Victorian house with the additions of 1871, from an old postcard.|
|Spye Park: the entrance front of the Victorian house after the fire of 1974. Image: Historic England.|
Bayntun (later Bayntun-Rolt) family of Bromham House and Spye Park, baronets
(1.1) Anne Bayntun; married 1st, Henry Poole, and 2nd, Edward Fabian;
(1.2) Bridget Bayntun (d. 1545); married, by 1542, Sir James Stumpe (d. 1563) of Malmesbury (Wilts) and had issue a daughter; died 1545;(1.3) Andrew Bayntun (c.1515-64) (q.v.);(1.4) Sir Edward Bayntun (1517-93), kt. (q.v.);(1.5) Jane Bayntun; married, by 1538, Sir William St. Loe (1518-65), kt. of Tormarton (Glos) (who m2, 1559, as her third husband, 'Bess of Hardwick'* (c.1527-1608)), son of Sir John St. Loe, kt. of Sutton Court, Chew Magna (Som.), and had issue two daughters;(1.6) Henry Bayntun (b. c.1520); married Dorothy Mantill (fl. 1564) of Cambridgeshire, who was accused in 1564 of procuring the death of her nephew, William Bayntun, by sorcery; they had issue three sons and two daughters;(1.7) Ursula Bayntun (c.1524-67), born about 1524; married 1st, by 1543, Edmund Thoresby (d. 1547) of Kings Lynn (Norfk), son of Thomas Thoresby, and had issue one son; married 2nd, Erasmus Spelman of Beeston (Norfk), fourth son of Sir John Spelman of Narborough (Norfk), and had issue three sons and four daughters; buried 9 September 1567;(2.1) Henry Bayntun (b. 1536; fl. 1592), born 1536; married Anne, daughter of Sir Richard Cavendish of Nottingham and had issue four sons and one daughter;(2.2) Francis Bayntun (b. 1537);(2.3) Ann Bayntun; died young.
(2.1) Anne Bayntun (b. 1551), born 1551; married William Anslie, and had issue a daughter.
(1.1) William Bayntun (d. 1564), reputedly murdered on 3 April 1564 by the sorcery of Agnes Mills, witch (who was hanged for the crime), at the instigation his aunt, Dorothy Bayntun, whose own heirs male stood to inherit by the failure of the senior line;(1.2) Anne Bayntun (c.1557-87), born about 1557; married, 2 July 1576 at St Peter-le-Poer, London, Sir William Eyre (1556-1629), kt. (who m2, Elizabeth (d. 1622), daughter of John Jackman of London, merchant and had further issue two sons and three daughters; and who m3, c.1626, Anne, daughter of Michael Erneley of Bishops Cannings (Wilts) and widow of William Noyes), of Great Chalfield (Wilts) and had issue three sons and two daughters; died 19 June 1587;(1.3) Margaret Bayntun; died young;(1.4) Katherine Bayntun (d. 1582); buried at Bromham, 24 October 1582;(1.5) Isobel Bayntun (b. 1568), baptised at Bromham, 13 April 1568; died young;(1.6) Elizabeth Bayntun (fl. 1592); living, unmarried, in 1592;(1.7) Anne Bayntun (b. 1572), baptised at Bromham, 21 December 1572; living in 1593;(1.8) Sir Henry Bayntun (1574?-1616), kt. (q.v.).
(1) Sir Edward Bayntun (1593-1657), kt. (q.v.);(2) Charles Bayntun (1594-95), baptised at Bremhill, 19 January 1594/5; died in infancy and was buried at Bremhill, 20 February 1594/5;(3) Elizabeth Bayntun (1596-1648), baptised at Bremhill, 23 May 1596; married, 6 July 1619 at Bromham, John 'Crump' Dutton (1594-1658) (who m2, 1648, Anne, daughter of Rt. Rev. John King, bishop of London), son of William Dutton of Sherborne House (Glos), and had issue one son and three daughters; died 28 April 1648 and was buried at Sherborne.
(1.1) Elizabeth Bayntun (1614-16), baptised at Little Easton (Essex), 17 July 1614; died in infancy and was buried at Bremhill, 26 January 1615/6;(1.2) Lucy Bayntun (1616-18), baptised at Bremhill (Wilts), 25 February 1615/6; died in infancy and was buried at Bromham, 30 August 1618;(1.3) Henry Bayntun (1617-19), baptised at Bromham, 15 January 1617/8; died in infancy and was buried at Bromham, 25 October 1619;(1.4) Sir Edward Bayntun (1618-79) (q.v.);(1.5) Henry Bayntun (1621-72), baptised at Bromham, 14 November 1621; educated at St John's College, Oxford (matriculated 1638) and travelled abroad, 1640-43; on returning from his travels he became an officer in the Royalist army (Capt.), although his father and elder brother were fighting on the other side, but he was apparently a civilian again when he surrendered to Gen. Massey at Calne in 1644; MP for Chippenham, 1661-72; lived latterly at Bath (Som.); married, by 1653, Joanna (d. 1675), daughter of Edward Trimnell of Bremhill, yeoman, and had issue one son (Edward Bayntun (1654-1720), who married his cousin Lucy, third daughter of his uncle, Sir Edward Bayntun (1618-79)) and two daughters; buried at Bromham, 18 November 1672;(1.6) Anne Bayntun (1622-73?), baptised at Bromham, 21 November 1622; married*, 22 October 1640 at Bromham, Hugh Rogers (1621-53), perhaps the man who was MP for Calne in 1640 and a Colonel in the Parliamentary army, son of Sir Francis Rogers of Cannington (Som.), and had issue two daughters; possibly the 'Anne Rogers, widow' buried at Avebury (Wilts), 19 August 1673;(1.7) Charles Bayntun (b. & d. 1624), baptised at Bromham, 3 June 1624; died in infancy and was buried at Bromham, 6 September 1624;(1.8) William Bayntun (1625-29), baptised at Bromham, 6 November 1625; died young and was buried at Bromham, 6 December 1629;(1.9) Mary Bayntun (1628-86), baptised at Bromham, 22 June 1628; died unmarried and was buried at Bromham, 3 March 1685/6;(2.1) Anne Bayntun (d. 1650); died young and was buried at Bromham, 14 September 1650;(2.2) Robert Bayntun (1644-95), baptised at St Mary-le-Strand, London, 19 October 1644; inherited Avebury manor; died unmarried and was probably the man of this name whose will was proved in the PCC, 25 June 1695 and made provision for 'my loveing friend, Sarah Riggs, singlewoman' and two illegitimate daughters;(2.3) Nicholas Bayntun (c.1649-1700), born about 1649; educated at St John's College, Oxford (matriculated 1664); freeman of Woodstock, 1673 and Oxford, 1681-88; common councillor for Woodstock, 1674-88, 1688-1700; JP for Woodstock, 1685-87; MP for New Woodstock, 1679, 1681 and for Chippenham, 1689; keeper of Woodstock Park (Oxon) by 1674; an officer in the Wiltshire foot militia (Lt-Col.), c.1689-1700; successful racehorse owner; married, 4 November 1674 at Shipton-on-Cherwell (Oxon), Joanna Maria, daughter of Sir Littleton Osbaldeston of Chadlington (Oxon) and had issue four sons and seven daughters; buried at Bromham, 28 October 1700.As noted above, he also two had illegitimate children by his first wife's maid, Katherine Gerrard and also a son by Anne Hardy; their names and dates have not been traced.
(1) Edward Bayntun (b. & d. 1662), baptised at Bremhill (Wilts), 5 June 1662; died in infancy and was buried at Bromham, 2 December 1662;(2) Elizabeth Bayntun (1663-65), baptised at Bromham, 25 September 1663; died in infancy and was buried at Bromham, 8 February 1664/5;(3) Henry Bayntun (1664-91) (q.v.);(4) Ann Bayntun (1665-78), baptised at Bremhill, 7 November 1665; died young and was buried at Bromham, 3 July 1678;(5) Edward Bayntun (1666-67), baptised at Bremhill, 11 December 1666; died in infancy and was buried at Bromham, 27 May 1667;(6) Lucy Bayntun (1667-1730), baptised at Bremhill, 18 March 1667; married, by 1687, her first cousin, Edward Bayntun (1654-1720) and had issue nine sons and two daughters; buried at Bromham, 20 April 1730;(7) Thomas Bayntun (1669-1719) of Little Chalfield (Wilts), baptised at Bremhill, 12 April 1669; educated at St John's College, Oxford (matriculated 1684); married, 28 June 1687 at Bishopstone (Wilts) (evidently sep. by 1705*), Elizabeth (1664-1712), daughter of George Willoughby, and had issue two daughters; nuncupative will proved 10 August 1719.
(1) Edward Henry Bayntun (1686-88), baptised at Bromham, 15 October 1686; died in infancy and was buried at Bromham, 7 February 1687/8;(2) Anne Bayntun (c.1689-1734) (q.v.);(3) John Bayntun (1691-1716) (q.v.).
|Anne Baynton (1689-1734)|
(1.1) Thomas Rolt (1709-54) of Sacombe House; married, May 1731 in the precincts of the Fleet Prison, London, Anne (1713-56), daughter of Felix Calvert of Nine Ashes, Hunsdon (Herts), and had issue one son and two daughters; buried at Sacombe, 20 February 1754 [a full account of Thomas and his descendants is reserved for a future post on the Rolt family];(1.2) Sir Edward Rolt (later Bayntun-Rolt otherwise Bayntun) (1710-1800), 1st bt. (q.v.);(1.3) Rev. John Rolt (1711-93); educated at Clare Hall, Cambridge (admitted 1730) and Merton College, Oxford (matriculated 1736; BA 1737); ordained deacon and priest, 1735; rector of Yatesbury (Wilts), 1735-93, Rode with Woolverton (Som.), 1739-42, and Bromham, 1741-93; married, 19 November 1746 at Yatesbury, Mary Pope, and had issue at least two sons; died 25 October 1793 and was buried at Bromham;(1.4) Henry Rolt (1713-63); an officer in the Horse Guards (Cornet, 1737); died unmarried, 1763;(1.5) Wilmot Rolt (1717-51?), born 1 January and baptised at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster (Middx), 12 January 1717; died unmarried, reputedly in 1751;(1.6) Elizabeth Rolt (b. 1719), born 20 September and baptised at St James, Piccadilly, Westminster (Middx), 11 October 1719; married, 24 November 1746 at St George's Chapel, Mayfair, Westminster (Middx), Brig-Gen. John Prideaux (1718-59), son of Sir John Prideaux, 6th bt., and had issue three sons and three daughters; death not traced;(1.7) James Rolt (1721-95), of Bagden Lodge, Marlborough (Wilts), born 16 June and baptised at St James, Piccadilly, Westminster, 23 June 1721; an officer in the Horse Guards (Brigadier, 1749; Capt., 1761; Maj. 1768; Lt-Col., 1770; retired c.1778); Gentleman Usher to HRH Princess Amelia, daughter of King George II, 1760-86; JP for Wiltshire; he was unmarried but apparently had illegitimate daughters by his servants Jane Pike and Betty Hoait, for whom he made provision in his will; he died of a stroke, 5 March and was buried at Marlborough, 11 March 1795; will proved 19 March 1795;(1.8) Anna Maria Rolt (b. & d. 1723); died in infancy and was buried at Bromham, 4 December 1723;(2.1) Hon. Ann Whichnour Somerville (1725-78), born 30 August and baptised at Bromham, 28 September 1725; married, after an elopement, 23 December 1748 in Edinburgh, George Burges (1725-86), commissioner of the Scottish excise, 1761-68 and comptroller of Scottish customs, 1768-86, son of James Burges of Sulhamstead (Berks), and had issue one son and one daughter; died 29 October 1778;(2.2) Maj. James Somerville (1727-96), 14th Lord Somerville, born at Drum, 22 June 1727; educated at Westminster School, 1742-43 and at Caen (France), 1744-45; an officer in the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Cornet, 1743) and the Marines (2nd Lt, 1744; Capt. 1751; Maj. 1761; retired 1763), he took part in the battles of Prestonpans, Falkirk and Culloden in 1745 and served under the Marquis of Granby in Germany, 1760-63; a representative peer for Scotland in the House of Lords, 1793-96; died unmarried and intestate in London, 16 April 1796 and was buried at Weston near Bath (Som.); administration of his goods was granted 7 May 1796;(2.3) Lt-Col. the Hon. Hugh Somerville (1729-95); an officer in the army (Lt-Col.); lived at Fitzhead Court (Som.); married 1st, 23 November 1763 at Bishops Lydeard (Som.), Elizabeth Cannon (1738-65), daughter of Christopher Lethbridge of Pilton (Devon), and had issue one son (who succeeded his uncle as 15th Lord Somerville); married 2nd, 26 October 1778 at St Swithin, Walcot, Bath (Som.), Mary (1749-94), daughter of the Hon. Wriothesly Digby, and had further issue three sons and three daughters; died 7 May and was buried at Weston, nr Bath (Som.), 14 May 1795; will proved in the PCC, 30 May 1795.
(X1) Edward Bayntun (1739-77), baptised at Bromham, 10 September 1739; HM Consul-General at Tripoli, 1772-76 and Algiers, 1776-77; married, 10 September 1759 at St George the Martyr, Bloomsbury (Middx), Susanna Werden (c.1739-1819), and had issue four sons and three daughters; died at Algiers, 1 November 1777;(X2) Mary Bayntun (1740-84), baptised at Bromham, 2 October 1740; married, 12 November 1759, John Cooper (d. 1766) of Cumberwell (Wilts), and had issue one son (the John Allen Cooper whose relationship with Lady Mary Baynton-Rolt broke up her marriage to Sir Andrew Baynton-Rolt, 2nd bt.: see below); buried at Wingfield (Wilts), 15 April 1784;(X3) Ann Bayntun (1742-98?), baptised at Bromham, 25 March 1742; married, 24 February 1763 at St Andrew, Holborn (Middx), James Furness (1744-1816), and had issue; said to have died in 1798;(X4) Rev. John Bayntun (1743-c.1806), baptised at Bromham, 9 April 1743; educated at St John's College, Oxford (matriculated 1766); ordained deacon, 1767, and priest, 1769; rector of Charlinch (Som.), 1769-1806; married, by 1775, Mary [surname unknown] and had issue a daughter; died in or after 1806;(X5) Rev. Henry Bayntun (1744-1812), baptised at Bromham, 14 November 1744; educated at St Alban Hall, Oxford, as a mature student (matriculated 1773); ordained deacon, 1772, and priest, 1773; rector of Rode and Woolverton (Som.), 1773-1812; married, probably in 1766 at St Bride, Fleet St., London Anne Soper (sep.), and had issue at least one son; after his separation he had a relationship with Ann, daughter of Jeffrey Flower of Burnham, and had further (illegitimate) issue five sons and two daughters; buried at Bromham, 1 February 1812; will proved in the PCC, 17 April 1812;(X6) Lucy Bayntun (1747-65); married, 18 April 1764 at St James, Piccadilly, Westminster, Rev. Edward Yescombe (d. 1773), rector of Rode with Woolverton (Som.), 1764-73, and had issue one son; probably died following childbirth and was buried at Bromham, 18 May 1765;(1) Constantia or Constance Bayntun (1752-1842), eldest legitimate child, born 4 January 1752; married, 23 January 1773 at Charlinch (Som.), Richard Foster alias Forster (1747-1835), and had issue five sons and two daughters; died aged 90 at her house in Bedford Sq., London, 21 May 1842; her will was proved in the PCC, 9 June 1842;(2) Sir Andrew Bayntun-Rolt (1755-1816), 2nd bt. (q.v.);(3) Elizabeth Bayntun (1758-98), born 13 March and baptised at Bromham, 15 March 1758; married, 1 January 1779 at St. Marylebone (Middx), Henry Stone (1756-1843) of Goldwell Hall (Berks) and Bath, and had issue three sons and one daughter; buried at Bromham, 25 September 1798.
After the collapse of his second marriage he had a large family of illegitimate children by Harriet Maria Poynter (b. 1764) of Woodrow, Melksham (Wilts), who seems to have been generally regarded as his wife:(1.1) Mary Bayntun-Rolt (d. 1778); died in infancy and was buried at Bromham, 5 October 1778;(1.2) Maria Barbara Bayntun-Rolt (1779-1870) (q.v.);
He also had a second illegitimate family by Anne Power (c.1781-1844) of Lambridge, Bath (Som.):(X1.1) Lucy Bayntun (1791-1837), born 19 February 1791 and baptised at Bromham; lived at Bromham; died unmarried, 31 July 1837; will proved 21 November 1837;(X1.2) Ann Bayntun (1792-1805), born 11 March 1792 and baptised at Bromham; died young and was buried at Bromham, 18 March 1805;(X1.3) Harriet Bayntun (1793-1838), born 19 February 1793 and baptised at Bromham; married, 22 February 1813 at Bromham, Rev. Henry Faulkner (d. 1864), later perpetual curate of Norton and rector of North Piddle (Worcs), and had issue; buried at Norton-juxta-Kempsey (Worcs), 29 November 1838;(X1.4) Edward Bayntun (b. & d. 1795), born 26 February 1795 and baptised at Bromham; died in infancy and was buried at Bromham, 17 March 1795;(X1.5) Mary Bayntun (b. 1796), born 14 April 1796 and baptised at Bromham; married, 15 July 1821 at Temple Church, Bristol, Henry Alleyne, grocer in Weston-super-Mare (Som.) and later in Liverpool; emigrated to the United States after 1826; death not traced;(X1.6) Andrew Bayntun (b. 1797); educated at Queen's College, Oxford (matriculated 1815); probably died unmarried but death not traced;(X1.7) Edward Thomas Bayntun (b. 1798), born 26 June 1798 and baptised at Bromham; lived at Weston-super-Mare; married, 29 September 1817 at Temple Church, Bristol, Hannah Davis (d. 1868?); living in 1849;(X1.8) John Bayntun (1799-1801), born 28 December 1799 and baptised at Bromham; died in infancy, 26 January 1801 and was buried at Bromham, 30 January 1801;(X1.9) Sally Rosalie Bayntun (b. & d. 1801), born 28 January and baptised at Bromham, 11 September 1801; died in infancy and was buried at Bromham, 20 October 1801;(X1.10) Elizabeth Bayntun (1802-09), born 20 November 1802 and baptised at Bromham, 13 January 1804; died young and was buried at Bromham, 1 June 1809;(X1.11) John Charles Bayntun (1805-30), born 10 January 1805 and baptised at Bromham, 8 January 1806; after being rejected by a young woman to whom he was paying his addresses, he became mentally disturbed and set fire to two hayricks at Batheaston (Som.), in 1829; for this crime he was sentenced to transportation for life, but he died of consumption in Ilchester gaol (Som.) while awaiting transportation, 6 July 1830, and was buried the following day;(X1.12) Henry Bayntun (1807-08), born 2 March and baptised at Bromham, 27 April 1807; died in infancy and was buried at Bromham, 10 June 1808;(X1.13) Mary Constantia Bayntun (b. 1808), born 13 April and baptised at Bromham, 15 June 1808; living in 1813, but no marriage or death traced;
(X2.1) Wilmot Robert Bayntun Power (1801-89), born 7 September and baptised at Bromham, 16 November 1801; surgeon; he took Bayntun in lieu of Power as his surname; married, 18 June 1823 at Bath Abbey (Som.), Elizabeth Camplin (1802-88), and had issue at least two sons and five daughters; died 28 February 1889; will proved 2 January 1890 (effects £178);(X2.2) Charles Bayntun Power (b. 1802), born 24 November 1802 and baptised at Corsham (Wilts), 19 July 1803;(X2.3) Martha Bayntun Power (1804-81), born 21 March and baptised at Corsham, 21 August 1804; married, 18 March 1822 at St Swithin, Walcot, Bath (Som.), Rev. Edwin Eastcott (1790-1840) of Exeter and Bradninch (Devon), and had issue one son and four daughters; died 30 December 1881; will proved 14 November 1882 (effects £233);(X2.4) Anne Bayntun Power (1808-54), born 27 January and baptised at Corsham, 16 October 1808; married, 8 April 1829 at St Swithin, Walcot, Bath, and on the same day at East Tytherton Moravian Chapel, Lewis West of Chippenham, wine and spirit merchant and later Moravian minister at Brockweir (Glos) (who m2, 27 July 1858 at St George, Brandon Hill, Bristol, Mary Anna, daughter of Rev. Henry Samuel Livins of Bristol), son of Rev. Lewis Renatus West, Moravian minister, and had issue one daughter; died 10 June 1854; administration of goods granted 1 April 1858 (effects under £200) and again 5 February 1890 (effects £173);(X2.5) Francis Bayntun Power (1809-78), born 12 January and baptised at Corsham, 19 October 1809; dentist in Bath (in partnership with William Gover Gray) who was bankrupted 1842, and later in London and Sheffield (Yorks WR); married 1st, 1832, Ann Williams (d. 1866) and had issue two sons (who died in infancy) and one daughter; married 2nd, apparently bigamously, Jul-Sept 1861, Ellen (1837-1932), daughter of Thomas Costello, (who married 2nd, 15 August 1880 at St Philip, Sheffield, Thomas Crookes of Sheffield), and had further issue one son and one daughter; died 28 September 1878; administration of goods granted 14 June 1890 (effects £150);(X2.6) George Bayntun Power (1810-88), born 2 March 1810 and baptised at Corsham, 28 April 1811; resident dispenser to the Royal Eye Infirmary, Plymouth and later to the Royal Eye Infirmary, Bath; married, 3 October 1831 at St Andrew, Plymouth, Eliza Gammage (1812-91), daughter of Robert Luscombe of Modbury (Devon); died 23 August 1888; will proved 15 September 1888 (effects £252).
(1.1) John Edward Andrew Starky (1799-1843) (q.v.);(1.2) Elizabeth Starky (c.1800-34), born 18 April 1800 and baptised at Bradford-on-Avon (Wilts), 18 June 1801; died unmarried, 12 October, and was buried at Bromham, 20 October 1834;(1.3) George William Starky (1801-16), born 5 April and baptised at Bradford-on-Avon, 4 June 1801; died young, 30 April, and was buried at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, 4 May 1816;(1.4) Maria Barbara Starky (1802-23), born 11 September 1802 and baptised at Bromham, 28 December 1813; died unmarried at Ryde (IoW), 31 May 1823, and was buried at Newchurch (IoW), 4 June 1823;(1.5) Jane Starky (1805-94), born 24 February 1805 and baptised at Bromham, 28 December 1813; married, 9 December 1833 at Bromham, Cuthbert Johnson (d. 1854) of Wallingtons, Kintbury (Berks), and had issue four sons and four daughters; died aged 89 on 26 February 1894;(1.6) Rev. Samuel Starky (1806-68), born 13 August 1806 and baptised at Bromham, 28 December 1813; educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (matriculated 1825; BA 1831); succeeded his father as rector of Charlinch (Som.), 1834-46, but joined his brother-in-law, Rev. Henry James Prince and others in founding the Agapemonite church, which formed a community at Spaxton (Som.); he was deprived of his living in 1846; married, 15 May 1845 at Melcombe Regis (Dorset), Ellen Puddy (d. 1892), daughter of Edward Perry; died Oct-Dec 1868;(1.7) Augusta Starky (1808-99), born 14 January 1808 and baptised at Bromham, 28 December 1813; married, 4 August 1835 at Bromham, Rev. George Wells (1803-72), rector of Boxford (Berks), 1842-72, and had issue four sons and five daughters; died aged 91 on 1 October 1899 and was buried at Boxford;(1.8) Coventry Starky (1809-71), born 5 July 1809 and baptised at Bromham, 28 December 1813; educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (matriculated 1829); married 1st, 15 April 1845 at St Pancras (Middx), Mary Anne Emma (c.1816-51), daughter of William McGrath, and had issue one daughter; married 2nd, 6 August 1853 at St Paul, Hammersmith (Middx), Charlotte (1833-88), daughter of Richard Quelch, farmer, and had issue three sons and two daughters; died 2 April and was buried at Thatcham (Berks), 6 April 1871;(1.9) Somerville Starky (1812-55), born 6 February 1812 and baptised at Bromham, 28 December 1813; educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (matriculated 1830); married, 6 April 1836 at Northam (Devon), Hannah, daughter of William Delbridge of Lynmouth (Devon), and had issue one daughter (who died young); died 26 November 1855; will proved in the PCC, 6 September 1856;(1.10) Julia Starky (1813-72), born 26 May 1813 and baptised at Bromham, 28 December 1813; married, September 1842, Rev. Henry James Prince (1811-99), leader of the Agapemonite church; died Apr-Jun 1872 and was presumably buried in the Agepemonite graveyard at Spaxton (Som.);(1.11) A son (b. 1815), born 11 November 1815.
(1) John Bayntun Starky (1834-72) (q.v.);(2) Edward Starky (b. & d. 1835), born 28 November 1835; died in infancy, 2 December 1835, and was buried at Bromham, where he is commemorated by a ledger stone in the Bayntun chapel;(3) Rev. Andrew Beauchamp Starky (1838-71), born 1 June and baptised at Bromham, 21 August 1838; educated at Wincanton (Som.), Winchester College, and Magdalene College, Cambridge (mat. 1857; BA 1861; MA 1864); ordained deacon, 1861 and priest, 1862; curate of Aylesbury, 1861-64; vicar of Rowde (Wilts), 1864-71; died unmarried, 16 September 1871; will proved 28 October 1871 (effects under £9,000);(4) Constance Bayntun Starky (1839-1930), born 10 December 1839; married, 15 July 1871 at Bromham, as his second wife, Rev. William Charles Willimott (1824-1902), rector of St Michael Caerhayes, 1852-78 and later vicar of Quethiock (both Cornw.), and had issue three sons and three daughters; died aged 90 on 27 November 1930; will proved 23 December 1930 (effects £409).
|John Bayntun Starky (1834-72)|
(1) George Bayntun Starky (1858-1926), of Pertenhall Manor (Beds), born 4 April 1858; evidently emigrated to New Zealand; married, 20 April 1881 at Cherhill (Wilts), Maud Mary Lefevre (1859-1943), second daughter of the Rev. William Charles Plenderleath, rector of Cherhill, and had issue six sons; died 31 March 1926; will proved in New Zealand and sealed in London, 16 November 1926 (estate in England, £5,115);(2) Eleanor Bayntun Starky (1859-1946), born 7 November 1859 and baptised at Chittoe (Wilts), 8 April 1860; married, 31 August 1886 at Bromham, the Rev. Frederick Ware Glyn (1857-1918), vicar of Lanchester (Co. Durham), son of Canon Henry Thomas Glyn, rector of Fontmell Magna (Dorset), and had issue three daughters; died 3 November 1946; will proved 27 January 1947 (estate £7,124);(3) Walter Bayntun Starky (1861-1947), born 18 March and baptised at Chittoe, 11 May 1861; engineer in Indian Civil Service; married, 5 April 1909 in Bombay (India), Beatrice Geraldine (1886-1975), daughter of Arthur Sellon Cowdell, but had no issue; died 23 December 1947; will proved 24 February 1948 (estate £408);(4) Beauchamp Bayntun Starky (1863-1912), born 14 March and baptised at Chittoe, 26 April 1863; emigrated to USA before 1885 and later moved to Canada; married, 8 June 1886 at Orange City, Sioux, Iowa (USA), Kate Legget (1869-1962) and had issue three sons; died at Vernon, British Columbia (Canada), 1 January 1912, and was buried at Kelowna, British Columbia;(5) Mildred Bayntun Starky (1865-1947), born 5 April 1865; married, 13 February 1893 at Nagpore (India), Lt-Col. Charles Joseph Windham (1867-1941), eldest son of Maj. John Smith Wyndham, and had issue two sons; died 12 February 1947; will proved 6 August 1947 (estate £12,733);(6) Francis Bayntun Starky (1867-1947), born 25 May and baptised at Charney (Berks), 11 July 1867; married, 1892 at Grafton, New South Wales (Australia), Mary Alicia Rose Huxham (1864-1945), and had issue four sons and three daughters; died at Charleville, Queensland (Australia), 16 December 1947;(7) Beatrice Starky (1869-1954), born at Longworth (Berks), 7 March 1869; married, 13 November 1895 at Bombay Cathedral (India), Capt. Horace Robert Francis Anderson (1863-1903), son of Lt-Gen. Horace Searle Anderson CB, and had issue three daughters; died 18 September 1954; will proved 3 November 1954 (estate £1,461).
Principal sourcesBurke's Landed Gentry, 1833-37, vol. 4, pp. 684-86; J. Foster (ed.), The royal lineage of our ancient and noble families, 1887, vol. 1, p. 172; VCH Wiltshire, vol. 7, 1953, pp. 179-86; R. Trafford-Roberts, A Survey of the Historic Landscape at Spye Park, Wiltshire, 2001; W.A. Brogden, Ichnographia Rustica: Stephen Switzer and the designed landscape, 2017, pp. 142-49; J. Orbach, Sir N. Pevsner & B. Cherry, The buildings of England: Wiltshire, 3rd edn., 2021, pp. 192, 232; History of Parliament articles on the various members of the family who served as MPs;
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