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JAMES MARGETSON, ARCHBISHOP OF
He also describes the family arms, crest, and motto. It would seem, therefore, that he was of ancient lineage and gentle birth. Berry states that the archbishop's eldest son, James, of Cherry Hinton, co. Cumberland, was buried Oct. 7, 1660. I find that Margetson had two sons named James, and if Berry's statement is correct, both of them were alive at the same time.
Mr. Bagwell, following the example of other writers, calls Major John Margetson the eldest son of the primate-a mistake, beyond a doubt, as shall presently show.
John and James, twin sons of the primate, entered Trinity College, Dublin, on the same day, May 27, 1672 (or more correctly 1673, as the college year began on July 9), aged sixteen their
REPLIES:-Lamb's Residence at Dalston, 9-De Burghs, Earls of Ulster, 10-Churching of Women-" Mending Ending"-Rev. Henry Stebbing, 11-Egg Service-next birthday, and were therefore born in 1656-7. Disestablishment-Lines in Cemetery-Colley, Cibber Both of them graduated B.A. in 1676, and James Picnic-Macbride-Tower of London, 12-"Thirty days There was a third son, hath September"-Breaking on the Wheel-Artificial became M.A. in 1679. Eyes-Beans-St. Edmund Hall, 13-Parents of Baldwin Robert, who entered April 6, 1677 (1678), ætatis II.-Sir J. Germaine-Dickens's Funeral" Canary Bird," sixteen, and therefore born in 1661/2. But there 14-Folk-lore-"Niveling"-Kennedy-R. J. Thornton, 15-Delescot-"Phrontistère "-Hairay: Barclay : Downie was an elder son then alive, in the person of Thomas Swift and Stella-Robert Brough-Italian Anthology Margetson, M.D., who in 1666 was elected M.P. Capt. Cheney Bostock, 16-J. J. Smith—• Wellington and Waterloo-Queen's English, 17-The 15th for the city of Armagh, and in 1670 became Regius Professor of Physic in the Dublin University. He married on Aug. 31, 1667, Mary, second daughter of Sir George Carr, Knt., of Southey Hall, Yorkshire, Clerk of the Council of Munster (she married, secondly, Dr. Michael Ward, Bishop of Derry), and had issue one daughter, Mary, born Nov. 6, 1668, who married, in 1684, Maurice Keating, Esq., of Narraghmore, co. Kildare, and their daughter Anne was second wife to Dr. Charles Carr, Bishop of Killaloe, grandson of Sir George Carr. Dr. Thomas Margetson died March 17, and in 1676 his widow had a grant of lands in co. and was buried in St. Patrick's March 19, 1673; Clare. He was baptized (as hereinafter mentioned) at Thornton Watlass, Bedale, Yorkshire, in 1631. In the Fun. Ent. Ulster Office his arms are given, identical with those of the primate, with a crescent for cadency, showing that he was a second son, and that he had an elder brother then living or who had left issue. The arms of the primate, confirmed by Roberts, "Ulster," in 1649, were Sa., a lion pass. arg., armed and langued gules; a chief engrailed or-almost the same as those described by Berry.
In the 'Dictionary of National Biography 'there is an account of this prelate by Mr. Richard Bagwell, which I have read with interest. I should like to add some particulars of him and his family in the pages of 'N. & Q.'
In a courteous letter which I received in 1883 from the Incumbent of Drighlington, Yorkshire, the birthplace of the archbishop, he mentioned a tradition existing there that Margetson was of humble birth, and began life as a gyp in Cambridge, but having attracted the attention of one of the Fellows, he was educated, and afterwards matriculated in Peterhouse College.
Now, in his 'Surrey Pedigrees,' Berry gives an extensive account of his family, beginning with John Margetson, of Wakefield (A.D. 1400), whose son Richard, of Rotherham (1430), was father of Thomas, who was buried in January, 1540, aged eighty-one. Thomas was father of John, of Wakefield, buried at Birstall in October, 1580, whose son Thomas (buried Feb. 1, 1589) married, in 1560, Mary Lowther, and their son John, married at Birstall, Nov. 9, 1589, Mary Layton, and was father of James, born 1600, the future archbishop. Berry adds in a note :—
"The family possessed lands in the county of York in the latter end of the reign of Richard II. or beginning of that of Henry IV. before 1400."
Margetson had been rector of Thornton Watlass, and the present rector, the Rev. J. D. Anderson (like the great majority of incumbents to whom I have had occasion to apply), most courteously and kindly took the trouble of searching the almost illegible parish records, and informed me that James Margetson's name, as rector, first appears in 1627; in which year, on March 20, his wife Ann was buried, apparently immediately after the birth of twin sons, who were baptized on the 16th of the same month as James and Francis. The latter, Francis, died young, and was buried on March 31,