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HEBLETHWAYTE, HEBBLETHWAITE, OR EBBLEWHITE. The Armorial Bearings in the accompanying Plate are thus described :-Argent, two palets azure, on a canton or a mullet sable, pierced gules ; Crest : out of a ducal coronet or, a demi-wolf rampant ermine ; and were confirmed by Patent under the hand and seal of Sir Gilbert Dethick, Knight, Garter Principal King of Arms, in the year 1570, to James Hebleth wayte of Norton near Malton in the North Riding of Yorkshire, gentleman, and are registered in the Heralds' College. The mantling was given by Dethick as “argent and gules," although the livery colours are " argent and azure,” it being then customary to use the English national colours in cases where the proper colours were different therefrom. There is no record of the full wording of the original Patent, but it is evident that the right to the Arms was not intended to be limited to the said James Heblethwayte. They were, in fact, borne by his nephew James Heblethwayte of New Hall alias Heblethwayte Hall in Sedbergh (West Riding), gentleman, and by James's younger brother Henry Heblethwayte, Citizen and Draper of London, and allowed at the Heralds' Visitations of Yorkshire in 1587 and 1612.

In an old Roll of Arms of an earlier date than the Confirmation, which is printed with Tonge's Visitation of the Northern Counties, 1530 (Surtees Society, vol. xli., p. 27), the Arms are entered to John Epplethwaite or Heblethwayte, gentleman, the father of James and Henry. He was grandson of James Heblethwayte of Sedbergh, living in the time of Henry VI., as appears by the Heralds' College Records. The pedigree can be traced back several generations by means of original deeds; the earliest I can produce being dated the 8th year of Edward II.(1316), from which it appears that Adam de Hebelthwayt held Hebelthwayt and other lands in Sedbergh, as well as at Faghside, Ellershaw, and in The Holmes near Milnethorp.

In 1612 the Heralds allowed the Arms to Thomas Heblethwayte of Norton, Esquire, J.P., fourth in descent from James Heblethwayte (temp. Henry VI.), and they had been previously used by his grand-uncle the Rev. Robert Heblethwayte, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and Head Master of Sedbergh Grammar School (temp. Henry VIII.), and by his father John Heblethwayte of Wisbech in the Isle of Ely.

Again in 1666 the Arms were entered at the Visitation of Yorkshire to Sir Thomas Heblethwayte of Norton, Knight (who was fifteenth in descent from King Edward I.), ancestor of the Heblethwaytes of Bridlington.

It is clear from these references therefore that the Arms have been allowed by the Heralds to the common ancestor James Heblethwayte (temp. Henry VI.), whose name heads the first Visitation entry.

Robert Hebleth wayte, B.D., of Beckingham in Lincolnshire, who was descended from this common ancestor, and was cousin to Henry the Citizen and Draper, died in 1626, leaving a will which was proved at Lincoln.

Several other members of the Yorkshire family had settled in Lincolnshire prior to that date, notably at South Hykeham, North Hykeham, Thornton, Fiskerton, Faldingworth, Horkstow, and Caistor. The name is spelt also Heblethwaite, Hebblethwaite, Eblethwait, Hybylwhayte, Heblewbite, Hebblewhite, Ebblewhite, and in many other similar ways.

The spelling used by my immediate ancestors first appears at Faldingworth, where John Ebblewhite died in 1614, and the descendants of John Eblethwait or Heblethwaite, who settled at Caistor in the time of James II. (including John Ebblewhite, Head Master of the Grammar School, who died in 1802), have always used the same spelling; while the descendants of Samuel Heblethwaite, Hebblewhite, Eblewhite, or Ebblewhite (all of which spellings appear in the same Register) of Horkstow, who inarried Ursula Gautby in 1652, are known, some as “Hebblewhite" and others as "Ebblewhite." William Hebblewhite, Head Master of the General Charity School at Gainsborough from 1809 to 1813, belonged to this family.

I have a very large collection of manuscripts and notes, and shall be pleased to correspond with any person of my name.



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Pedigree of Speed of Southampton.*

SHIELD.Gules, on a chief or, two swifts volant proper.

CREST.-On a wreath or and gules a swift volant proper.
Another Coat of Arms borne by Dr. John Speed, M.D., of Southampton, who married Philadelphia Knollys, is engraved on a silver
tankard bearing the Hall Mark of 1681-2, and now in the possession of the Rev. T. Lewis Davies, Vicar of Jesus Chapel, Pear Tree Green,
near Southampton, viz. : Party per chevron argent and gules, in chief two swifts on the wing ; impaling KNOLLYS.

John Speed, the Antiquarian and Historian, Citizen of London, of the Merchant Susanna, da. of Thomas Draper, Esq., Taylors' Company ; born at Farrington, Cheshire, in 1542 ; died 28 July 1629 ; of London ; married 1572. buried in St. Giles's, Cripplegate. M.I.

Samuel Speed Joan, da. of Richard Nathan John Hayley,=Joan Edward Black-=Sarah Benjamin Wesley, Citizen of=Anne of London. Joyner alias Lloyd Speed. Esq., of Lon- Speed. more, Esq., of Speed. London, of the Merchant Speed. of Abingdon.

Taylors' Company.



Samuel Speed, born 1633; died celebs.

Dr. John Speed, M.D., entered Merchant Taylors' School January 1603-4 ; Scholar of St. John's, TMargaret, da. of Dr. Bartholomew Oxford, October 1612 ; B.A. 1616 ; M.A. 3 May 1620 ; became Fellow of St. John's College ; M.D. | Warner, M.D., of St. John's Col20 June 1628 ; born in London, January 1595 ; died May 1640; buried in the Chapel of St. John's lege, Oxford, Professor of Physic. College, Oxford.

. Dr. Samuel Speed, D.D., Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, 6 May 1674 ; Vicar of Godalming 1662 ; Rector of Whit-=.... da. of Dr. burn, Durbam, 1673–75 ; Rector of Alverstoke, Hants, 1675 ; Scholar of Westminster School 1645, aged 16 ; Student Layfield, Rector of Christ Church Feb. 1646-7; B.A. 8 July 1649 ; M.A. 30 October 1660; D.D. 30 May 1674 ; sometime a Naval of CheddingChaplain, and Chaplain to the gallant Earl of Ossory ; died 22 January 1681-2 ; buried at Queenhythe, London, fold, Surrey. s.p. Administration granted in the Chancellor's Court, Oxford, 27 Feb. 1682.


* Communicated by B. W. GREENFIELD, Esq., F.S.A.

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Elizabeth, da. of Mr.TDr. John Speed, M.D., of Southampton, senior, where he settled about 1667 ; called Philadelphia, da. of Thomas
Baker, and widow of “the toper”; born 4 November 1628 ; entered Merchant Taylors' School September | Knollys, Esq., of Grove
Rev. William Ber- 1640; elected Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, June 1644 ; B.A. 1 February Place in parish of Nursling,
nard, Vicar of Holy 1647-8; expelled the University 15 May and ejected from his Fellowship by the Hants, by his wife Anne

Rood, Southampton, Parliamentary Visitors in October 1648 ; admitted to the Freedom of Southampton Duncombe ; baptized at
and Rector of Ash, 20 January 1658-9; on the King's restoration was re-installed in his Fellowship at Nursling 5 Nov. 1659 ; mar-
Hants (who was bur. St. John's College ; proceeded M.A. 20 September 1660; Doctor of Physic ried about 1682 ; buried in
at Eling 2 April 1666). 19 June 1666 ; twice Mayor of Southampton, in 1681-2 and in 1693-4 ; Patron of Holy Rood Church 18 July
She married Dr. Vicaraye of Eling, Hants, to which he presented in 1689 John Pinhorn ; died 1725. 2nd wife.
Speed in 1667, and 21 September 1711, in his 83rd year (M.I.), and was buried at Holy Rood Church
was buried in Holy 27 September 1711.
Rood Church 27 Feb.

1677-8. 1st wife.


i Dr. John Speed, M.D., of Southampton, junior, of Anne, da. of James Crosse of Southamp- Francis Margaret Speed, Susanna Speed, St. John's College, Oxford, 17 December 1689 ; | ton, Merchant and Alderman, by his wife Mylles baptized at Holy baptized at Holy B.C.L. of New College 11 October 1697 ; M.D. Elizabeth Priaulx ; baptized at Holy of Pear Rood 4 March Rood 18 Octo7 July 1709; baptized at Holy Rood, Southamp- Rood 30 April 1680 ; married at Jesus Tree 1672-3; married ber 1676; buried ton, 19 April 1671 ; died 28 October and was Chapel, Pear Tree Green, 19 January Green. at Eling, Hants, there 21 Februburied in Holy Rood 1 November 1747, in his 77th 1701-2; buried at Martyr Worthy, Hants,

28 Jan. 1691-2. ary 1684-5. year. (M.I. and Register.) Only son by 1st wife. 1769, æt. 89.

= Dr. John Speed, M.D., of Southamp-Anna Maria, da. of James James Speed, Rev. Samuel Speed, 2nd Master=Eleanor, widow of ton; M.A. of St. John's College, Crosse of Winchester, baptized at of Winchester College, which he William Standen,

, Oxford, 21 March 1729 ; M.D. 11 Barrister-at-Law, by his Holy Rood 13 resigned in 1755; presented to Esq., of ArborJuly 1740; born 9 September and wife Elizabeth Traffles. July 1704 ;

1704; Rectory of Martyr Worthy June field, Berks, and baptized at Holy Rood 13 September Anna Maria was first- died infant. 1755 ; Vicar of Eling on death sister of Rev.John o 1703 ; buried in Holy Rood 15 March cousin to her husband,

of his uncle Richard in 1757 ; Waterman of SidN 1781. His MS. History of Southamp- being granddaughter of

born 14 and baptized at Holy manton, Hants ; ton is preserved among the Corpora- James Crosse the Alder

Rood 20 August 1705 ; died s.p. tion Records.

She was buried at

5 November 1775; buried at Eling 22 September 1787.

Martyr Worthy, s.p.



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